US Pat. No. 9,542,036

COMBINATION TOUCH AND TRANSDUCER INPUT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Wacom Co., Ltd., Saitama...

1. A sensor controller to control operation of a sensor,
wherein the sensor includes an array of electrodes arranged to define a sensor surface, the array of electrodes including
first electrodes disposed along a first direction and second electrodes disposed along a second direction different from the
first direction; and

wherein the sensor is configured for use with a pen-shaped transducer, the pen-shaped transducer being capable of generating
an electric field which is used by the sensor to detect a position indicated by the pen-shaped transducer on the sensor surface;

the sensor controller comprising:
frequency selection circuitry which, in operation, selects a frequency out of multiple frequencies to avoid noisy frequencies,
the selected frequency being for use by the pen-shaped transducer to generate the electric field; and

pen-and-touch position detection circuitry which, in operation, executes touch detection processing including supplying defined
signals to the first electrodes and measuring attributes of signals detected by the second electrodes to capacitively detect
an object on or adjacent to the sensor surface, and executes transducer detection processing including detecting a position
indicated by the pen-shaped transducer on the sensor surface based on capacitive coupling between the array of electrodes
and the pen-shaped transducer generating the electric field at the selected frequency;

wherein the sensor controller is further configured to transmit information regarding the selected frequency to the pen-shaped
transducer.

US Pat. No. 9,544,750

CALLER LOCATION DETERMINATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

LaaSer Critical Communica...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer executable instructions for:
determining a current location of a portable computing device;
receiving from a particular individual, via a user interface of a portable computing device, a request to place an emergency
call; and

at least partially in response to receiving the request to place an emergency call:
using the determined current location of the portable computing device to determine a dispatchable location for use in dispatching
emergency assistance to the particular individual;

updating a data structure to indicate that the portable computing device is at the determined current location, the data structure
being a data structure that a particular public-safety answering point that will be handling the emergency call will access
to determine location information for individuals who contact the public-safety answering point to request emergency assistance;
and

initiating an emergency call, by the portable computing device, to the public-safety answering point, regarding an emergency
involving the particular individual, wherein the step of determining a current location of the portable computing device comprises:

receiving a first current location for the individual, as determined via triangulation techniques;
receiving a second current location for the individual, the second current location having been input into the mobile computing
device by the user as part of the request to make the emergency call; and

determining to use the second current location as the individual's current location based on a set of rules that specifies
that location information provided by the particular individual will be used over location information determined by triangulation
techniques.

US Pat. No. 9,545,011

DRY FILM SOLDER MASK COMPOSITE LAMINATE MATERIALS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A process for forming a dry film solder mask (DFSM) composite laminate material, the process comprising:
applying a first dry film solder mask (DFSM) material to a printed circuit board (PCB) laminate material, wherein the first
DFSM material includes a diene functional group, and wherein the PCB laminate material includes a dienophile functional group;
and

forming a DFSM composite laminate material by bonding the first DFSM material to the PCB laminate material via a chemical
reaction of the diene functional group with the dienophile functional group.

US Pat. No. 9,541,001

DRIVE UNIT, METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER, AND USE OF A DRIVE UNIT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A drive unit, comprising:
a combustion chamber for combusting a fuel/air mixture;
a ring-shaped fuel cell device
comprising at least one fuel cell comprising:
an anode couplable to a fuel line;
a cathode couplable to an air source; and
a fluid outlet, wherein the fuel cell is arranged upstream of the combustion chamber; and
at least one ring-shaped fuel converter arranged between the fuel line and the fuel cell device, the fuel converter adapted
to provide a gaseous fuel from a liquid fuel,

wherein the combustion chamber comprises;
a combustion chamber inlet for supplying the fuel/air mixture; and
a combustion chamber outlet for discharging exhaust gas, and the combustion chamber inlet is connected to the fluid outlet
of the fuel cell device, and

wherein the ring-shaped fuel cell device and the ring-shaped fuel converter are concentric.

US Pat. No. 9,545,005

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic electronic component comprising:
a multilayer ceramic capacitor including
a ceramic body in which a plurality of dielectric layers are stacked,
a pair of first external electrodes disposed on first and second side surfaces of the ceramic body, respectively,
a pair of second external electrodes disposed on the first and second side surfaces of the ceramic body, respectively, wherein
one of the first external electrodes and one of the second external electrodes disposed on the first side surface are spaced
apart from each other in a length direction of the ceramic body and extended to portions of a mounting surface of the ceramic
body, and

first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked in the ceramic body, exposed through at least one of the first and
second side surfaces of the ceramic body, and connected to one of the first and second external electrodes, one of the plurality
of dielectric layers being disposed between the first and second internal electrodes; and

an interposer substrate including
an insulation substrate connected to the mounting surface of the multilayer ceramic capacitor, and
first and second connection terminals disposed on the insulation substrate and connected to the first and second external
electrodes, respectively,

wherein the first and second connection terminals of the interposer substrate comprise:
first and second connection portions disposed on an upper surface of the insulation substrate so as to be connected to the
first and second external electrodes, respectively; and

first and second terminal portions extended from a center of the first and second connection portions to a part of a lower
surface of the insulation substrate through surfaces of the insulation substrate opposing each other in a length direction
of the insulation substrate, respectively, and

wherein each of the first and second connection portions extends to both opposing edges of the insulation substrate in a width
direction of the insulation substrate orthogonal to the length direction of the insulation substrate, and corner parts of
the insulation substrate between the first and second connection portions and the first and second terminal portions are provided
with margins.

US Pat. No. 9,542,286

FAILURE LOGGING MECHANISM TO REDUCE GARBAGE COLLECTION TIME IN PARTIALLY REUSED BAD BLOCKS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for optimizing garbage collection in a memory device, the method comprising:
identifying a program failure on a primary update block;
recording the identified program failure and the primary update block with the identified program failure in a failure log;
and

operating the garbage collection by utilizing the failure log to avoid scanning portions of the primary update block with
the program failure.

US Pat. No. 9,544,706

CUSTOMIZED HEAD-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for generating a head related transfer function that is customized for a user for use in an interactive gaming
environment, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of digital images of a human pinna and a reference object using a camera;
generating a 3D (three-dimensional) digital model of the human pinna using the plurality of images, the 3D digital model representing
the three-dimensional (3D) structure of the human pinna;

deriving a head related transfer function (HRTF) that is customized for the human pinna using the 3D digital model;
associating the HRTF with a user profile, the user profile comprising settings customized to at least one user sound output
preference and a driver identifier for headphones capable of producing virtual surround sound;

generating an audio signal that has been modified using the HRTF, a driver associated with the driver identifier, and at least
one user sound output preference to provide virtual surround sound; and

streaming the audio signal that was customized to headphones.

US Pat. No. 9,545,001

PRINTED BOARD WITH BOARD TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX USING SAME

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A printed board assembly for connecting an electrical component, the printed board assembly comprising:
a printed board having a through hole into which a tab terminal of the electrical component is inserted;
a terminal board having an insertion hole into which a tab terminal of the electrical component is inserted and a connecting
portion which projects inwardly from the insertion hole and is pressed into contact with the tab terminal; and

a tab terminal inserting portion including the through hole and the insertion hole, the tab terminal is formed by arranging
the through hole of the printed board and the insertion hole of the board terminal such that the through hole and the insertion
hole overlap each other in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,545,010

INTERCONNECT FOR BATTERY PACKS

CelLink Corporation, Bel...

1. An interconnect circuit for interconnecting an array of devices, the interconnect circuit comprising:
a conductive layer comprising conductive layer islands electrically isolated from each other,
wherein at least one of the conductive layer islands comprises a contact pad, a fusible link, and a conductive layer channel,
wherein the conductive layer channel partially surrounds and separates the contact pad from a remaining portion of the at
least one of the conductive layer islands and terminates at the fusible link such that the fusible link provides an electrical
connection between the contact pad and the remaining portion; and

an insulating layer laminated to the conductive layer
wherein the insulating layer mechanically supports and maintains registration of the conductive layer islands relative to
each other, and

wherein the fusible link is freestanding and does not overlap with the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,545,006

CONFIGURABLE SYSTEM BOARD

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A system board comprising:
at least one microprocessor coupled to the system board;
a first circuit board region populated with a first model voltage regulator circuit, wherein the first model voltage regulator
circuit is configured to provide electrical power to the at least one microprocessor using one or more conductive traces;
and

a second circuit board region unpopulated and configured to receive a second model voltage regulator circuit, wherein the
second model voltage regulator circuit, when populated, is further configured to provide electrical power to the at least
one microprocessor using the one or more conductive traces via the second circuit board region, wherein the one or more conductive
traces electrically couple together the first model voltage regulator circuit at the first circuit board region and the second
model voltage regulator circuit at the second circuit board region.

US Pat. No. 9,544,999

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transparent electrode comprising
a substrate;
an electrically conductive layer disposed on the substrate and including a plurality of nano-sized conductors; and
an organic/inorganic composite layer directly disposed on the electrically conductive layer and including a cross-linked polymer
and nano-sized inorganic oxide particles,

wherein the nano-sized inorganic oxide particles are included in an amount of greater than or equal to about 1 part by weight
and less than about 35 parts by weight, relative to 100 parts by weight of the cross-linked polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,545,019

HOUSING AND HOUSING COMPONENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A housing, comprising:
a first housing part that includes a first side wall; and
a second housing part that includes a second side wall,
wherein the first side wall includes a plurality of first protruding parts on an inner circumferential surface,
wherein the second side wall includes an outer circumferential surface and a first housing part facing surface,
wherein the second side wall further includes, on the outer circumferential surface, a plurality of first concave parts into
which respective first protruding parts of the plurality of first protruding parts are fitted,

wherein the first housing part further includes a third side wall interior to the first side wall,
wherein the second side wall of the second housing part is configured to insert between the first side wall and the third
side wall of the first housing part,

wherein the second side wall includes, on an inner circumferential surface, a plurality of second concave parts,
wherein the third side wall includes a plurality of second protruding parts on an outer circumferential surface,
wherein respective second protruding parts of the plurality of second protruding parts are fitted into the plurality of second
concave parts, and

wherein the plurality of first concave parts and the plurality of second concave parts are alternatively arranged at least
on a portion of the second side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,545,002

MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

MPI CORPORATION, Zhubei ...

1. A multilayer circuit board, comprising:
a first substrate having a first side, a second side, a first pad, and a first circuit, wherein the first side and the second
side are on opposite sides of the first substrate; the first pad is on the second side, and electrically connected to the
first circuit, which is embedded in the first substrate; and

a second substrate having a third side, a fourth side, a first through hole, a second pad, and a second circuit, wherein the
third side and the fourth side are on opposite sides of the second substrate; the third side of the second substrate is laminated
on the second side of the first substrate; the first through hole is opened at both the third side and the fourth side, and
the first pad of the first substrate is in the first through hole; the second pad is on the fourth side, and electrically
connected the second circuit, which is embedded in the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,544,993

FOLDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display apparatus foldable along a folding line, the foldable display apparatus comprising:
a first display panel for displaying a first image;
a second display panel for displaying a second image, wherein the second display panel is spaced apart from the first display
panel;

a flexible electric connection unit disposed between the first and second display panels and electrically connecting the first
and second display panels, the flexible electric connection unit comprising a groove overlapping with the folding line and
a fold guide member comprising a first guide member and a second guide member that are spaced apart from each other relative
to the folding line.

US Pat. No. 9,545,037

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING ELECTRIC DRIVES

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

11. A sealed drive system for an electric submersible pump, the sealed drive system comprising:
an upper sealed compartment and a lower sealed compartment, wherein the upper sealed compartment prevents air external to
the upper sealed compartment from entering the upper sealed compartment and the lower sealed compartment prevents the air
external to the lower sealed compartment from entering the lower sealed compartment, wherein the upper sealed compartment
encloses a first set of electrical components and the lower sealed compartment encloses a second set of electrical components;

a duct adjacent the upper and lower sealed compartments and sharing a common wall with the upper and lower sealed compartments;
an upper heat exchanger positioned in the duct and mounted on the common wall, wherein a first portion of air internal to
the upper sealed compartment flows through the upper heat exchanger; and

a lower heat exchanger positioned in the duct and mounted on the common wall, wherein a second portion of the air internal
to the lower sealed compartment flows through the lower heat exchanger;

wherein each of the upper and lower heat exchangers is an air-to-air crossflow heat exchanger having a plurality of crossflow
passageways formed between a series of plates having substantially flat, parallel central portions.

US Pat. No. 9,545,034

DATA CENTER CANOPY INCLUDING TURNING VANES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A data center canopy comprising:
a floor including an exhaust inlet bounded by a floor section;
a roof opposite the exhaust inlet and bounded by an exhaust outlet opposite the floor section; and
a turning vane to direct a portion of an exhaust flow from the exhaust inlet toward the floor section to be output by the
exhaust outlet, wherein the turning vane includes a first elongate edge extending over the floor section and a second elongate
edge extending over the exhaust inlet,

wherein the turning vane comprises a plurality of stacked turning vanes that each comprise a different sized turning vane.

US Pat. No. 9,545,043

SHIELDING ENCAPSULATION FOR ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. An electromagnetic interference shielded device, comprising:
an electrical circuit comprising a radio frequency module or a digital module;
a conforming dielectric layer disposed on at least a portion of the electrical circuit;
an electrically non-conductive encapsulant layer disposed on at least a portion of the dielectric layer and disposed on the
radio frequency module or the digital module of the electrical circuit, the dielectric layer being between the electrical
circuit and the electrically non-conductive encapsulant layer, the electrically non-conductive encapsulant layer comprising
a substantially planar encapsulant-air interface and an encapsulant-dielectric interface, the encapsulant-air interface extending
across the electrically non-conductive encapsulant layer; and

a plurality of particles anisotropically dispersed within the electrically non-conductive encapsulant layer such that a particle
concentration along the substantially planar encapsulant-air interface is higher than a particle concentration along the encapsulant-dielectric
interface, the plurality of particles comprising a Nickel-Manganese (NiMn) ferrite material or polyacetylene,

wherein the particle concentration at the encapsulant-air interface is sufficiently high to provide electromagnetic interference
protection to the electrical circuit and the particle concentration at the encapsulant-dielectric interface is sufficiently
low to provide short-circuit protection of the electrical circuit along the encapsulant-dielectric interface.

US Pat. No. 9,545,026

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE AND AN ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THE SAME

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. An electronic component module, comprising:
a board;
a plurality of external terminals provided on a first surface of the board;
a first semiconductor chip provided on a region on the first surface surrounded by the plurality of external terminals; and
a wiring portion provided on a second surface of the board opposite to the first surface,
wherein
the wiring portion is electrically connected with at least one of the plurality of external terminals, and
the first semiconductor chip protrudes more along a normal to the first surface than ends of the external terminals do.

US Pat. No. 9,544,982

NOZZLE

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A nozzle comprising an inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet, the outlet being formed of an orifice
through a substrate and a structure defining a plurality of trenches positioned around the orifice, each of the trenches being
formed on the substrate, and having a length extending generally radially with respect to a central portion of the orifice,
wherein the nozzle is a multilayer structure having a first layer and a second layer on the first layer, where at least part
of the inlet is formed in the first layer and at least part of the outlet is formed in the second layer.

US Pat. No. 9,544,942

DCH TO NON-DCH STATE SWITCHING OF USER EQUIPMENT IN UMTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of transitioning radio resource control (RRC) states of a user equipment (UE) for wireless communications, comprising:
receiving a reconfiguration message from a network, while the UE is in a cell dedicated channel (CELL_DCH) state of the RRC
states, wherein the reconfiguration message is configured to transition the UE from the CELL_DCH state to a non-dedicated
channel state of the RRC states; and

sending a plurality of acknowledgement procedures to the network on an uplink, in response to the received reconfiguration
message causing the UE to transition from the CELL_DCH state of the RRC states to the non-dedicated channel state of the RRC
states,

wherein a number of the plurality of acknowledgement procedures is determined based at least on previous RRC state transitions
of the UE, and

wherein each of the plurality of acknowledgement procedures comprises a same status packet data unit (PDU), and each of the
same status PDU includes acknowledgement information of the received reconfiguration message from the network.

US Pat. No. 9,545,031

HEAT RECEIVING APPARATUS, COOLING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

6. A heat receiving apparatus comprising:
a heat receiver including:
a case that is provided with a flow path through an inside of the case and through which a refrigerant flows, and that conducts
heat from a heat-generating part arranged outside the case; and

a valve that changes a cross section area of part of the flow path in a state where the refrigerant flows through the flow
path;

a temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the heat-generating part; and
a control unit that controls the valve to reduce the cross sectional area, when an output value of the temperature sensor
is more than a predetermined threshold value,

wherein the control unit increases an output of a pump that causes an increased amount of the refrigerant to flow through
the flow path, when the valve reduces the cross section area.

US Pat. No. 9,545,028

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:
an electronic circuit unit main body that is housed in a shelf, the electronic circuit unit main body being inserted in the
shelf;

a first rotating shaft that is provided on a front side of the electronic circuit unit main body in a viewpoint of a direction
in which the electronic circuit unit main body is inserted;

a lever member that is rotatably provided about the first rotating shaft, the lever member urging the electronic circuit unit
main body toward a depth side of the shelf by a principle of leverage by making contact with part of the shelf when the lever
member is rotated in a first direction about the first rotating shaft and urging the electronic circuit unit main body toward
a front side of the shelf by the principle of leverage by making contact with another part of the shelf when the lever member
is rotated in a second direction about the first rotating shaft, the second direction being opposite to the first direction;

a second rotating shaft that is provided in the lever member and extends parallel to the first rotating shaft;
a locking member that is rotatably provided about the second rotating shaft, the locking member locking the lever member in
such a way that rotation of the lever member in the second direction about the first rotating shaft is disabled in a state
in which insertion of the electronic circuit unit main body into the shelf is completed, the locking member contacting a force
transmission member causing the force transmission member to apply a force to the lever member that rotates the lever member
in the second direction about the first rotating shaft while lifting a locked state of the lever member when the locking member
is rotated in a second direction about the second rotating shaft in the locked state of the lever member; and

an elastic member provided around the second rotating shaft, one end of the elastic member is held by the force transmission
member and another end of the elastic member is held by the locking member, wherein

the elastic member urges the locking member to rotate in a first direction about the second rotating shaft,
an elastic force is transmitted between the lever member and the locking member, and
the force transmission member is fixed to the lever member and extends in a vertical direction parallel to the second rotating
shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,545,007

POWER CHAIN ON A CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A power chain consisting of a chain comprising links that are electrically conductive elements mounted on a circuit board
characterized by; that the elements included in said power chain are aimed to be automatically mounted on top of each other
in at least two layers, assembled shifted, overlapping and in electrical contact with each other, including elements that
are overlapping jointed with four other elements.

US Pat. No. 9,545,000

STACKED LARGE-FORMAT IMPRINTED STRUCTURE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A filled large-format imprinted structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a first cured layer located over the substrate;
a first micro-cavity imprinted in the first cured layer;
a first cured material of a first color located in the first micro-cavities;
a second cured layer located over the first cured layer;
a second micro-cavity imprinted in the second cured layer;
a second cured material of a second color located in the second micro-cavities;
a third cured layer located over the second cured layer;
a third micro-cavity imprinted in the third cured layer;
a third cured material of a third color located in the third micro-cavities, thereby defining a large-format imprinted structure;
and

a display having at least first, second, and third pixels located beneath the first cured layer, the first pixel located at
least partially beneath the first micro-cavity, the second pixel located at least partially beneath the second micro-cavity,
and the third pixel located at least partially beneath the third micro-cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,544,984

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION OF EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An apparatus for generating extreme ultra-violet (EUV) light comprising:
a vacuum chamber;
a rotatable, cylindrically-symmetric element having a surface at least partially coated with a plasma-forming target material
and disposed within the vacuum chamber;

one or more actuation devices configured to control at least one of an axial position or a tilt of the rotatable, cylindrically-symmetric
element;

a drive laser source configured to generate one or more laser pulses sufficient to generate EUV light via formation of a plasma
by excitation of the plasma-forming target material;

a set of focusing optics configured to focus the one or more laser pulses onto a portion of the surface of the rotatable,
cylindrically-symmetric element;

a set of collection optics configured to receive EUV light emanated from the plasma generated in response to the excitation
of the plasma-forming target material and further configured to direct the illumination to an intermediate focal point; and

a gas management system including a gas supply subsystem configured to supply plasma-forming target material to the surface
of the rotatable, cylindrically-symmetric element.

US Pat. No. 9,545,030

FLEXIBLE THERMAL CONDUIT FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first housing portion containing an electronic component that generates heat during operation;
a second housing portion, flexibly coupled via a hinge to the first housing portion, the second housing portion containing
a heat dissipation structure; and

a multi-layer flexible thermal conduit that passes from the first housing portion to the second housing portion, to convey
heat generated by the electronic component to the heat dissipation structure,

wherein the multi-layer flexible thermal conduit comprises a plurality of flexible thermally conductive layers,
a major surface of each layer of the plurality of flexible thermally conductive layers is adjacent to a major surface of an
adjacent layer of the plurality of flexible thermally conductive layers,

a major surface of one of the flexible thermally conductive layers is adjacent to the hinge; and
wherein the plurality of flexible thermally conductive layers are not affixed to each other in a region where the second housing
portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, such that the plurality of flexible thermally conductive layers
are able to flex separately in said region.

US Pat. No. 9,544,908

METHOD FOR CHANNEL MANAGEMENT AND DATA TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for managing channel of a reception node included in a wireless sensor network, the method comprising:
when a data frame is not received in at least one of a plurality of channels used in the wireless sensor network, counting
the number of times of not receiving a data frame;

when the number of times of not receiving a data frame from a first transmission node through a first channel among a plurality
of channels is n, changing a state of the first channel into an unavailable state; and

informing the first transmission node about the unavailable state of the first channel through a second channel among the
plurality of channels;

wherein the changing of the state of the first channel into the unavailable state comprises:
changing the state of the first channel in a channel table stored in the reception node; and
generating an unavailable channel bitmap through the channel table; and
wherein the informing of the first transmission node about the unavailable state of the first channel comprises:
after the state of the first channel is changed into the unavailable state, receiving a data frame from the first transmission
node through the second channel; and

informing the first transmission node about the unavailable state of the first channel by using an ACK frame with respect
to the received data frame.

US Pat. No. 9,544,983

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF SUPPLYING TARGET MATERIAL

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. Apparatus for supplying target material to a system for generating EUV radiation by creating a plasma from molten target
material at a plasma site, the apparatus comprising:
a target material repository comprising
a chamber for receiving target material in solid form, and
an induction heater in electromagnetic communication with an interior of the chamber and arranged to heat target material
in the chamber by electromagnetic induction and convert target material in the chamber in solid form to target material in
liquid form; and

a target material dispenser releasably connected to the target material repository and arranged to receive target material
in liquid form from the target material repository and to dispense the target material in liquid form to the plasma site.

US Pat. No. 9,544,549

METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE OF THE SURROUNDINGS OF A VEHICLE AND IMAGING DEVICE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. Method for producing an image of a vehicle surroundings of a vehicle with at least one camera comprising:
recording a first partial image in a first position or alignment of the camera; and
recording at least a second partial image in at least a second position or alignment of the camera,
each partial image corresponding to the entire coverage area of the camera,
wherein the same camera records the first partial image and the second partial image,
wherein the vehicle, equipped with the camera, moves during a time between the recording of the first partial image and the
recording of the second partial image,

wherein, as a result of the vehicle movement, the second position or alignment of the camera is different from the first position
or alignment of the camera,

wherein the first partial image and the second partial image are assembled to form the image of the vehicle surroundings such
that the image shows a larger area than each partial image,

wherein the image of the vehicle surroundings shows a parking space, which was recorded in at least one of the partial images,
and

wherein the driver is shown one or more of the partial images in a normal mode, and the entire assembled image in an extended
mode when the parking space is detected as free, wherein there is inserted into the image an artificial image element which
represents a measurement of the parking space, an obstacle or a calculated parking track.

US Pat. No. 9,539,948

TELESCOPING STEP ASSIST SYSTEM AND METHOD

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A telescoping step system, comprising:
at least one stringer assembly having at least first and second tubular components, wherein the second tubular component is
telescopically extendable relative to the first tubular component, and wherein the at least one stringer assembly is operably
associated with a structure to aid in ingress to and egress from the structure;

at least one step assembly associated with one of the first and second tubular components;
wherein the at least one stringer assembly is telescopically collapsible into a retracted position to form a compact assembly
at least one of adjacent to the structure or within a portion of the structure, and telescopically extendable into an extended
position extending outwardly from the structure to present the at least one step assembly in an orientation which is easily
accessible as a platform on which a user is able to step on to, and thus aid the user with ingress into and egress from the
structure; and

wherein the at least one step assembly is pivotally rotatable, relative to the at least one stringer assembly, from a stowed
position into an operative position.

US Pat. No. 9,545,036

MOTOR DRIVER AND CABINET

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor driver, comprising:
a housing having a top plate and a bottom plate, wherein the top plate includes
an outer surface which includes two inclined surfaces extending from two opposite edges of the top plate to meet at an intersection
line that is not in alignment with the edges,

a horizontal inner surface opposite to the outer surface, and
a through hole extending through the top plate from the inner surface to the outer surface;
an electronic component disposed inside the housing, and configured to drive or control a motor; and
a fan motor disposed below the top plate of the housing, attached to the horizontal inner surface of the top plate, and configured
to cause air to pass from an opening in the bottom plate of the housing to the through hole in the top plate of the housing,
wherein

the intersection line of the two inclined surfaces is in a higher or lower position than the two opposite edges of the top
plate, the two opposite edges being away from the line of intersection,

the fan motor is attached to the horizontal inner surface of the top plate at a position corresponding to the intersection
line, so as to be adjacent to the through hole of the top plate, and

the horizontal inner surface of the top plate is flat.

US Pat. No. 9,545,039

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
a display panel having a display surface;
a light source substrate arranged in a rearward direction opposite to a display direction of the display panel, the light
source substrate having thereon a light source for illuminating the display panel;

a heat sink arranged in the rearward direction from the light source substrate, the heat sink having a base attached to the
light source substrate and a plurality of fins each extending in the rearward direction from the base, to dissipate heat generated
in the light source; and

a frame having a bottom surface arranged in the rearward direction from the base of the heat sink, the bottom surface having
a plurality of slits into which the plurality of fins are inserted, the frame housing the light source substrate and the heat
sink.

US Pat. No. 9,545,020

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic control device comprising:
a control unit which has a plurality of input/output control terminals provided on a circuit board with electronic components
mounted thereon,

wherein the control unit communicates a control signal with a host controller through an input/output control terminal and
a control signal connector and controls an actuator to be control-target equipment through the input/output control terminals
and an input/output connector,

second wiring conductors in contact with the input/output control terminals to connect the input/output control terminals
and the input/output connector, first wiring conductors in contact with the input/output control terminals to connect the
input/output control terminals and the control signal connector, and the control unit are stored in a region surrounded by
an annular peripheral wall member, a base covering one side of the annular peripheral wall member, and a cover covering the
other side of the annular peripheral wall member,

a first interior packing is interposed between the cover and the annular peripheral wall member, a second interior packing
is interposed between the base and the annular peripheral wall member, a first pressing elastic mat which presses contact
portions between the input/output control terminals and the first wiring conductors from the inner surface side of the cover
and a second pressing elastic mat which presses contact portions between the input/output control terminals and the second
wiring conductors from the inner surface side of the base are arranged, the cover, the base, and the annular peripheral wall
member are fastened and fixed to one another by at least first fixing members, and the cover and the base are fastened to
each other by the first fixing members, such that the cover, the first interior packing, the annular peripheral wall member,
the second interior packing, and the base are fastened in a sealed state, and

the input/output control terminals and the second wiring conductors are brought into elastic contact with each other by the
second pressing elastic mat, the input/output control terminals and the first wiring conductors are brought into elastic contact
with each other by the first pressing elastic mat,

the first interior packing and the second interior packing are non-adhesive elastic packings, if the cover is opened, the
input/output control terminals, the second wiring conductors, and the first wiring conductors are separated from one another
to detach the control unit, and the relative positions of the input/output control terminals and the second wiring conductors,
and the relative positions of the input/output control terminals and the first wiring conductors are regulated by positioning
pins protruding from the cover or positioning pins protruding from the base.

US Pat. No. 9,544,978

BEACON TRANSMISSION OF A FIXTURE THAT INCLUDES SENSED INFORMATION

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A fixture comprising:
a sensor, the sensor operative to generate a sense signal, wherein the sensor comprises a motion sensor operative to sense
motion;

a wireless transmitter;
a controller, the controller operative to:
receive the sensed signal that includes the sensed motion;
match the sensed motion with one of a plurality of stored patterns of events; and
identify an event associated with the sensed motion based on a match between a one of the plurality of patterns and the sensed
motion;

and
manage transmission of beacons through the wireless transmitter, wherein the beacons include information associated with the
fixture, wherein the information includes the identified event.

US Pat. No. 9,541,266

LUMINAIRE WITH A CONNECTION DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A luminaire comprising:
a housing with a first end surface, a second end surface, an at least partially circumferential surface extending between
said first end surface and said second end surface, a longitudinal direction extending between said first end surface and
said second end surface, and

at least one connection device for connecting said luminaire to a complementary connection device of another corresponding
luminaire, said at least one connection device being arranged on either of said first end surface and said second end surface
of said luminaire,

said connection device comprising an electrical connection element extending in an angle ? with respect to said longitudinal
direction of said luminaire, said angle being comprised in the interval (0°; 90°];

wherein said connection device further comprises a first surface, wherein said first surface extends in an angle ? with respect
to said longitudinal direction of said luminaire, said angle ? being comprised in the interval 0°
wherein said connection device further comprises a second surface, said second surface being rounded, and wherein said first
surface and said second surface meet in a tip point, the location of the tip point on the connection device satisfying the
relation

y2?y1*(1?sin ?),

where y1 is the height of the luminaire and y2 is the shortest distance measured in a mounted condition of said luminaire
between said tip point and a surface on which the luminaire is mounted.

US Pat. No. 9,545,003

CONNECTOR FOOTPRINTS IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a first electrically conductive layer that includes a first electrically conductive region and a first antipad defined by
the first electrically conductive region, the first antipad including a first dielectric region and a portion of a first electrically
plated via that extends through the first dielectric region along a first direction, the first antipad having a first maximum
area along a first plane that is normal to the first direction, wherein the first dielectric region is aligned with the first
electrically conductive region along the first plane;

a first dielectric layer disposed below the first electrically conductive layer along the first direction;
a second electrically conductive layer disposed below the first dielectric layer along the first direction, the second electrically
conductive layer including a second electrically conductive region and a second antipad defined by the second electrically
conductive region, the second antipad having a second maximum area along a second plane that is normal to the first direction,
the second maximum area less than the first maximum area;

a third electrically conductive layer disposed below the second electrically conductive layer along the first direction such
that no additional electrically conductive layer is disposed between the second electrically conductive layer and the third
electrically conductive layer along the first direction, the third electrically conductive layer defining a third electrically
conductive region and a third antipad, the third antipad having a third maximum area along a third plane that is normal to
the first direction, the third maximum area substantially equal to the second maximum area; and

an electrically conductive signal layer that includes one or more electrically conductive traces electrically coupled to the
first electrically plated via, the electrically conductive signal layer being the only signal layer disposed between the first
electrically conductive layer and the second electrically conductive layer along the first direction,

wherein at least a portion of each of the second antipad and the third antipad is aligned with the portion of the first electrically
plated via along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,544,980

DRIVING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A driving device providing output power to an illumination device comprising a plurality of filaments, comprising:
a first converting module converting input power into direct current (DC) power, wherein the first converting module comprises
a pair of first input terminals receiving the input power and a pair of first output terminals coupled to a first node and
a second node and outputting the DC power;

a first capacitor coupled between the first node and a third node;
a second capacitor coupled between the second and third nodes;
a first clamping module connected to a first specific capacitor in parallel, wherein the first specific capacitor is among
the first and second capacitors; and

a second converting module converting the DC power to generate the output power, wherein the second converting module comprises
a second input terminal pair coupled to the first and second nodes and a second output terminal pair outputting the output
power to light the illumination device, wherein the first capacitor is directly connected to the second capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,544,019

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RIPPLE COMMUNICATION DECODING

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A ripple control receiver, comprising:
a ripple signal extractor configured to receive a power signal having a superimposed ripple signal and extract the ripple
signal from the power signal, wherein the ripple signal extractor comprises

a band-pass filter having an input and an output, the band-pass filter configured to receive the power signal having the superimposed
ripple communication signal, and

a signal-squaring element having an input and an output, the signal-squaring element input coupled to the band-pass filter
output, the signal-squaring element output coupled to a fast low-pass filter and a slow low-pass filter;

the fast low-pass filter configured to receive the extracted ripple signal and generate a first filtered ripple signal;
the slow low-pass filter configured to receive the extracted ripple signal and generate a second filtered ripple signal;
an accumulator configured to accumulate a difference between the first filtered ripple signal and the second filtered ripple
signal and generate an accumulated value in response to the accumulated difference; and

decoding logic configured to receive the accumulated value and decode ripple control data from the accumulated value.

US Pat. No. 9,543,067

MAGNETIC PRE-CONDITIONING OF MAGNETIC SENSORS

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. A method executable by a handler apparatus to process a fabricated sensor device that comprises a magnetic sensing element
and a flux guide aligned to direct magnetic flux toward the magnetic sensing element, the method comprising:
passing the fabricated sensor device through an externally applied magnetic field applied by an external magnetic field source
that is outside of the fabricated sensor device by the handler apparatus, the externally applied magnetic field having a component
aligned along a long axis of the flux guide, the component of the externally applied magnetic field having a magnitude along
the long axis of the flux guide sufficient to place the flux guide of the fabricated sensor device into a known magnetic state;

prior to passing the fabricated sensor device through the externally applied magnetic field, the handler apparatus aligning
the fabricated sensor device to the externally applied magnetic field so that the long axis of the flux guide is aligned to
the component of the externally applied magnetic field while the fabricated sensor device passes through the externally applied
magnetic field to thereby magnetically pre-condition the fabricated sensor device prior to testing and operation of the fabricated
sensor device; and

after passing the fabricated sensor device through the externally applied magnetic field, the handler apparatus providing
the fabricated and pre-conditioned sensor device for subsequent testing and operation of the fabricated sensor device.

US Pat. No. 9,543,015

MEMORY ARRAY AND COUPLED TCAM ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TIME DURING SEARCH OPERATION

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A memory device comprising:
a first ternary content addressable memory (TCAM);
a second TCAM;
a memory array coupled to the first and second TCAMs;
a first priority logic coupled between the first TCAM and the memory array;
a second priority logic coupled between the second TCAM and the memory array; and
a look-ahead signal generated by the first priority logic and provided to the second priority logic, wherein match lines from
the first and second TCAMs are coupled to respective word lines in the memory array, and

wherein a pitch of match lines for the first and second TCAMs is approximately twice a pitch of word lines in the memory array.

US Pat. No. 9,545,044

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic component assembly apparatus that mounts an electronic component on a substrate or removes the electronic
component from the substrate, the electric component including an external electrode being electrically connected to the substrate,
a heat generating member formed in a same layer as a layer in which the external electrode is formed, and heating electrodes
including first and second electrodes connected to the heat generating member, the electronic component assembly apparatus
comprising:
an abutting unit having a through-hole including:
a first conductive unit that is annular and is abutted against the first electrode,
a second conductive unit that is abutted against the second electrode and is disposed so as to be surrounded by the first
conductive unit, and

an insulating member that has an insulating property and couples the first conductive unit to the second conductive unit;
a heater that causes the heat generating member to generate heat through the abutting unit; and
a suction unit that suctions the electronic component through the through-hole in the abutting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,545,004

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING ORTHOGONAL SIGNAL ROUTING

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. A printed circuit board defining a front card edge, the printed circuit board comprising:
a first linear array of vias including at least one first ground via and at least one first signal via;
a second linear array of vias spaced from the first linear array along a first direction, the second linear array including
at least one second ground via and at least one second signal via, wherein each of the first and second linear arrays of vias
extends along a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and parallel to the front card edge;

a first electrical signal trace defining a first end that is electrically connected to the first signal via, a first region
that extends along the second direction, and a second region that extends along the first direction; and

a second electrical signal trace defining a first end that is electrically connected to the second signal via, a first region
that extends along the second direction, and a second region that extends along the first direction,

wherein:
the first and second linear arrays comprise a first group,
the printed circuit board further comprises:
a second group of linear arrays that each includes at least one ground via and at least one signal via; and
signal traces in electrical communication with respective ones of the signal vias of the second group, each having a portion
that is aligned with a portion of respective ones of the signal traces that are in electrical communication with signal vias
of the first group.

US Pat. No. 9,544,998

GROWTH OF CARBON NANOTUBE (CNT) LEADS ON CIRCUITS IN SUBSTRATE-FREE CONTINUOUS CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) PROCESS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for forming a plurality of electrical circuits, comprising:
forming a first carbon nanotube (CNT) catalyst layer comprising a plurality of first CNT catalyst plugs over a release layer;
forming a plurality of electrical circuits over the first CNT catalyst layer, wherein each electrical circuit is in electrical
communication with the first CNT catalyst layer;

forming a second CNT catalyst layer comprising a plurality of second CNT catalyst plugs over the plurality of electrical circuits,
wherein each electrical circuit is in electrical communication with the second CNT catalyst layer;

removing the release layer to expose the plurality of first CNT catalyst plugs; and
simultaneously forming a plurality of CNTs on the plurality of first CNT catalyst plugs and on the second plurality of CNT
catalyst plugs within a chamber of a reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,545,041

I/O DEVICE, METHOD FOR PROVIDING ESD PROTECTION FOR AN I/O DEVICE AND ESD PROTECTION DEVICE FOR AN I/O DEVICE

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

1. A method for providing electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for an Input/Output (I/O) device, the method comprising:
activating a switch device to turn off the I/O device during an ESD event, wherein the switch device is directly connected
to a trigger device configured to generate an ESD trigger signal during the ESD event and is not directly connected to an
ESD power clamp, and wherein the trigger device and the ESD power clamp are connected to different voltage lines; and

deactivating the switch device to turn on the I/O device in the absence of an ESD event.

US Pat. No. 9,542,334

MEMORY MANAGEMENT UNIT TAG MEMORY WITH CAM EVALUATE SIGNAL

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. A method for generating a speculative miss signal from base and offset operands without requiring addition of the base
and offset operands comprising:
receiving a base operand and offset operand, wherein each operand comprises a first plurality of address bits comprising tag
bits and index bits;

pairing each address bit from the base operand with a corresponding address bit from the offset operand, thereby forming a
plurality of index bit pairs and a plurality of tag bit pairs;

applying the plurality of index bit pairs and the plurality of tag bit pairs to an indexed content-addressable memory (CAM)
array to generate two speculative miss signals from two speculatively indexed rows by using a two stage dynamic comparator
to generate a speculative odd miss signal and a speculative even miss signal, respectively, in response to a delayed evaluate
signal that is delayed with respect to a control word line signal applied to the two speculatively indexed rows; and

selecting one of the speculative odd miss signal and speculative even miss signal for output based on a sum value computed
by adding at least the least significant index bit of the base operand with the least significant index bit of the offset
operand.

US Pat. No. 9,545,025

ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE ARTICLES WITH PROTECTIVE POLYMERIC COATINGS

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. An article comprising:
a transparent substrate having a first supporting side and an opposing second supporting side;
an electrically-conductive pattern disposed on at least the first supporting side, and
a dry outermost polymeric coating disposed over at least part but not all of the electrically-conductive pattern, the dry
outermost polymeric coating having a dry thickness of less than 5 ?m, an integrated transmittance of at least 80%, and comprising
a non-crosslinked thermoplastic polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) that is equal to or greater than 65° C.

US Pat. No. 9,544,989

NETWORK COMMUNICATION DEVICE

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A network communication device, comprising:
a circuit board;
a network connector disposed on the circuit board;
a network chip disposed on the circuit board; and
a plurality of network magnetic assemblies disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected with the network connector
and the network chip, respectively, wherein each of the network magnetic assemblies includes an Ethernet transformer and at
least one inductor, and the Ethernet transformer is electrically connected in series with the inductor via a conductive trace
of the circuit board, wherein any two adjacent Ethernet transformers are separately arranged with a gap having a second specific
length,

wherein the Ethernet transformer comprises:
a magnetic core assembly including a first magnet core and a second magnet core, wherein the first magnet core comprises a
plurality of contact pin sets;

at least one primary winding set wound around the first magnet core and electrically connected with a portion of the contact
pin sets of the first magnet core; and

at least one secondary winding set wound around the first magnet core and electrically connected with the other portion of
the contact pin sets of the first magnet core.

US Pat. No. 9,544,962

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING AN LED UNIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving at an input of a driver a periodic supply voltage from an external power supply,
providing at an output of the driver at least one of a drive voltage and a drive current for driving a load,
alternately operating the driver in one of a first mode and a second mode, including:
in the first mode, controlling an input current received by the driver from the external power supply to draw a first power
level from the external power supply, the first power level being greater than a power level required for driving the load,
and supplying from the input current the at least one of the drive voltage and the drive current to the load, and further
supplying electrical energy to charge an energy storage device; and

in the second mode, controlling the input current received from the power input terminals to draw no more than a second power
level from the external power supply, wherein the second power level is less than the power required for driving the load,
and providing the at least one of the drive voltage and the drive current to the load from the energy storage device,

wherein alternately operating the driver in one of the first mode and the second mode includes operating only in the first
mode for a first set of half cycles of the periodic supply voltage, and operating only in the second mode for a second set
of half cycles of the periodic supply voltage immediately subsequent to the first set of half cycles of the periodic supply
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,544,981

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch display panel comprising:
a driving electrode layer arranged with driving electrodes,
a sensing electrode layer arranged with sensing electrodes;
an anti-static layer arranged with conductive anti-static patterns each of which does not overlap spatially overlapped regions
of the driving electrodes and the sensing electrodes; and

a controllable switch through which the anti-static layer is grounded,wherein the anti-static layer is different from the sensing electrode layer and the driving electrode layer, and the driving
electrode layer is different from the sensing electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,543,047

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING FRESH AND IRRADIATED NUCLEAR FUEL

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A method for storing nuclear fuel, the method comprising:
providing a system including an interim storage vault and a long term storage vault to a nuclear reactor site;
transferring a fuel assembly from the long term storage vault to a nuclear reactor core to irradiate the fuel assembly;
removing the irradiated fuel assembly from the nuclear reactor core;
determining a heat generation rate of the irradiated fuel assembly;
transferring the irradiated fuel assembly to one of the interim storage vault and the long term storage vault based on the
determined heat generation rate; and

transferring the irradiated fuel assembly from the long term storage vault to the nuclear core.

US Pat. No. 9,545,042

P-STATIC CHARGE DRAIN LAYER INCLUDING CARBON NANOTUBES

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A coating comprising:
a carbon nanotube layer comprising carbon nanotubes; and
a coating layer on the carbon nanotube layer, wherein the coating layer comprises a polyurethane polymer formed from a coating
composition comprising:

a hydrophobic first aliphatic polyisocyanate;
a second aliphatic polyisocyanate comprising a hydrophilic portion;
a polyester polyol;
a hydrophilic polyol;
a fluorinated polyol; and
a fluorinated alcohol having one hydroxyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,544,985

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light, the apparatus comprising:
a collector mirror unit;
a gas supply unit configured to supply a processing gas to the collector mirror unit;
a gas supply nozzle arranged in at least one area of the collector mirror unit and configured to supply the processing gas
to a surface of the collector mirror unit to remove contamination from the surface of the collector mirror unit;

a sensing unit configured to measure a contamination level of the surface of the collector mirror unit; and
a controller configured to adjust a shape of a spray hole of the gas supply nozzle based on a result of measuring the contamination
level by the sensing unit,

wherein the shape of the spray hole is changed according to a control operation of the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,544,979

AUDIO ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first audio illumination apparatus, comprising:
an illumination unit;
an audio output unit;
a setting unit configured to set a parameter of at least one of illumination of the illumination unit or audio output of the
audio output unit in accordance with a recognized user who is in a neighborhood of the first audio illumination apparatus;

a transmission unit configured to transmit the parameter set by the setting unit to a number of second audio illumination
apparatuses disposed on a route of the recognized user; and

a control unit configured to:
control the at least one of the illumination of the illumination unit or the audio output of the audio output unit in accordance
with the set parameter; and

determine, based on a priority assigned to the recognized user, the number of second audio illumination apparatuses disposed
on the route of the recognized user to which the parameter is to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,545,018

MULTI-LAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS WITH DIMENSIONAL STABILITY

ELITE MATERIAL CO., LTD.,...

1. A multi-layer printed circuit board comprising:
a core comprising a core insulation layer and traces formed on two sides of the core insulation layer;
a plurality of insulation layers sequentially formed at two sides of the core; and
a plurality of trace layers respectively formed between two insulation layers and on the outmost insulation layers;
wherein the core insulation layer contains a resin material different from that of the insulation layers, such that the core
insulation layer has a dimensional stability superior to that of the insulation layers,

wherein the dimensional stability is selected from thermal expansion coefficient, storage modulus, stiffness, glass transition
temperature or a combination thereof, and

wherein the core insulation layer has a stiffness of greater than or equal to 5000 N/m at 250° C.

US Pat. No. 9,544,961

MULTI-STAGE LED DRIVER WITH CURRENT PROPORTIONAL TO RECTIFIED INPUT VOLTAGE AND LOW DISTORTION

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a plurality of LED groups connected in series to form an LED string that has an first node, a last node, and one or more intermediate
nodes;

a plurality of current cells having inputs coupled to the first, last and intermediate nodes, respectively, and outputs coupled
to an output resistor, and wherein each current cell selectively regulates current flowing between its respective input and
the output resistor based on its respective feedback voltage; and

a feedback circuit that generates a plurality of feedback voltages from a voltage level at the output resistor, and wherein
when a selected current cell is enabled by a selected feedback voltage to regulate a selected current level from its respective
input to the output resistor, upstream current cells are disabled by their respective feedback voltages.

US Pat. No. 9,545,040

CABLE RETENTION HOUSING

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. An electrical assembly comprising:
a substrate that carries a plurality of signal contact pads and at least one ground contact pad disposed between ones of the
signal contact pads;

a plurality of cables, each having a pair of electrical signal conductors and an electrical ground jacket that surrounds the
pair of electrical signal conductors, each of the electrical signal conductors mounted to respective adjacent signal contact
pads; and

a retention housing configured to be mounted to the substrate, the retention housing including:
a base defining an inner surface configured to face the substrate;
a rear wall extending from the inner surface toward the substrate; and
a plurality of walls that define a corresponding plurality of cavities, each wall extending substantially from the inner surface
toward the substrate, and each wall defining a distal end attached to the rear wall, and a proximal end opposite the distal
end,

wherein:
each of the walls is spaced from an adjacent wall such that the wall, the adjacent wall, the rear wall, and the base at least
partially define a respective one of the cavities, each cavity having a first opening between the proximal ends of the wall
and the adjacent wall opposite the rear wall, and a second opening between the wall and the adjacent wall opposite the base,
the second opening being closed by the substrate, and each cavity being sized to receive the pair of signal conductors of
a select one of the cables, such that the select one of the cables extends out the first opening, and wherein the retention
housing is configured such that the inner surface of the base compresses the ground jacket of each of one or more of the cables
against a planar surface of the substrate when the retention housing is mounted to the substrate and when the one or more
cables are received in a respective one of the plurality of cavities, and

the base includes a front end spaced from the rear wall in the longitudinal direction, and the inner surface is planar as
it extends from the rear wall to the front end.

US Pat. No. 9,545,032

ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY FOR A BATTERY POWERED LAWN MOWER

Accelerated Systems Inc.,...

1. An enclosure comprising:
(a) a housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an interior chamber for receiving an electronic assembly, the
housing being made of a thermally conductive material so as to operate as a heat sink, the housing having:

(i) at least one heat transfer surface extending along the longitudinal axis within the interior chamber for receiving a plurality
of heat generating components of the electronic assembly thereon; and

(ii) at least one interior groove extending along the longitudinal axis within the interior chamber; and
(b) at least one retaining clip for biasing the heat generating components into thermal contact with the heat transfer surface
of the housing, each retaining clip having:

(i) a clip length;
(ii) a first portion extending along the clip length for engaging the interior groove of the housing so as to secure the retaining
clip in place; and

(iii) a second portion extending along the clip length and spaced apart from the first portion for engaging the plurality
of heat generating components;

(c) wherein the retaining clip is made from a resilient material and is sized and shaped such that positioning the first portion
in the interior groove flexes the retaining clip and presses the second portion against the heat generating components so
as to bias the heat generating components into thermal contact with the heat transfer surface; and

(d) wherein the housing has at least one sloped wall, the heat transfer surface being located on the sloped wall.

US Pat. No. 9,545,016

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING SUBSTRATE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
an insulating layer; and
a connection terminal formed on the insulating layer;
wherein the connection terminal includes
a metal layer formed on the insulating layer and including an upper surface,
a metal post formed on the upper surface of the metal layer and including upper and side surfaces, and
a surface plating layer that covers the upper and side surfaces of the metal post,
wherein the metal layer includes a material that is inactive with respect to a material included in the surface plating layer,
wherein the metal layer has an upper surface edge part that is exposed at an outside from the side surface of the metal post
in a plan view,

wherein the surface plating layer is formed to expose the upper surface edge part of the metal layer, and
wherein a space or spaces are formed in an area where an inner peripheral surface of the upper surface edge part and an end
part of a surface of the surface plating layer face other.

US Pat. No. 9,541,240

LED LIGHT SOURCE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting module comprising:
a substrate,
an array of light emitting diodes mounted on the substrate; and
an optical structure encompassing the array of light emitting diodes for approximating in operation the array of light emitting
diodes as a single light source, wherein the optical structure comprises a plurality of optical elements,

wherein each optical element of the plurality of optical elements is arranged to provide, when observing a given light emitting
diode of the array through the optical element with the lighting module in operation, a luminous intensity profile I as a
function of a deviation angle ? which is substantially constant between ??max and ?max, wherein the deviation angle is an angle between a central line and light rays forming an image of the given LED appearing
from the optical element, wherein the central line is formed between the center of the given LED and the center of the optical
element wherein ?max is the angle between the central line and a light ray defining an outer edge of the image of the given LED appearing from
the optical element, and wherein the magnitude of ?max provided by each optical element depends on the position of the optical element on the optical structure.

US Pat. No. 9,545,029

DATA CENTER EQUIPMENT CABINET INFORMATION CENTER AND UPDATEABLE ASSET TRACKING SYSTEM

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A data center infrastructure management rack comprising:
a rack frame enclosure having a first side wall, a second side wall, the first and second sidewalls extending between a top
and bottom, a first opening extending between the top and bottom, a door for enclosing the first opening and a second opening
extending between the top and bottom and the frame having an inside surface defined by a portion of one of the first and second
side walls, the inside surface extending between the top and bottom, the rack defining an interior space for accommodating
a plurality of electronic equipment, the electronic equipment being removable through the first opening;

a power management module for monitoring and controlling power distribution to electronic equipment located in the interior
space of the cabinet frame enclosure, the power management module disposed in one of the first side wall or second side wall
and adjacent the second opening; and

asset tracking module for detecting the presence or absence of the electronic equipment from the interior space of the cabinet
frame enclosure including a tag information file that identifies the electronic equipment, the asset tracking module capable
of writing to an electronic equipment tag to enable modification of the tag information file when the electronic equipment
is relocated, the asset tracking module disposed along the inside surface adjacent the first opening; and

a pair of air flow sensors providing air flow readings within the rack frame enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,541,844

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING A PROJECTED IMAGE MANUFACTURING DEVICE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:
positioning an imaging plate at a manufacturing position relative to a manufacturing device, wherein the manufacturing device
comprises a projector and an optical train, and wherein the imaging plate comprises a surface comprising a contrasting image;

projecting a test image from the projector through the optical train onto the surface comprising the contrasting image such
that the test image is positioned with the contrasting image on the surface of the imaging plate; and

calibrating at least one of the projector or the optical train based on registration between the test image and the contrasting
image,

wherein calibrating at least one of the projector or the optical train comprises tuning magnification, skew, and parallelism
of the test image in relation to the contrasting image until registration between the test image and the contrasting image
on the surface of the imaging plate is achieved before manufacturing a solid part with the manufacturing device.

US Pat. No. 9,545,033

COMMUNICATION MODULE ASSEMBLY WITH HEAT SINK AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

FINISAR CORPORATION, Sun...

1. An assembly comprising:
a cage having a cage body defining a first open end and an open top, the cage body having one or more rails on each side of
the open top between the first open end and a second end wall of the cage body, a cage cavity having the first open end and
the open top;

a module device located in the cage cavity so as to protrude from the first open end; and
a heat sink slidably received and located in the cage cavity over and thermally coupled with the module device so as to protrude
from the open top, the heat sink having a heat sink body defining one or more slots on each side that slidably receive and
mate with the one or more rails of the cage,

wherein one of the rails or the slots includes one or more leaf springs and another of the rails or the slots includes one
or more leaf spring-receiving surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,545,017

STRUCTURES FOR Z-AXIS INTERCONNECTION OF MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC SUBSTRATES

Ormet Circuits, Inc., Sa...

19. An electronic substrate z-axis interconnection assembly comprising:
a. an electronic substrate substructure bearing at least one bump formed from a conductive paste that was optionally deposited
by a method selected from the group consisting of dispensing, jetting, screen printing, stencil printing, pad transfer and
gravure, wherein the substrate substructure is optionally selected from the group consisting of a metal foil, a preform, a
clip, a lead frame, a tape, a dielectric sheet optionally comprising patterned or unpatterned metallization on one or both
major surfaces, and a core, wherein the dielectric sheet optionally comprises a material selected from the group consisting
of: a ceramic, a glass, a thermoplastic polymer, a thermosetting polymer and a combination thereof; and

b. an electronic substrate z-axis interconnection structure comprising at least one hole traversing a bonding film comprising
a reinforcing matrix of c-stage thermosetting resin surrounded by a b-stage thermosetting resin, wherein said at least one
hole aligns with said at least one bump.

US Pat. No. 9,544,694

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION MODULE, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, S...

28. A piezoelectric element comprising a laminate in which a plurality of piezoelectric element portions are laminated in
a first direction, wherein the piezoelectric element portions have piezoelectric body layers, surface electrode layers formed
on the piezoelectric body layers in a second direction crossing the first direction, and first and second lead-out electrodes
formed at ends in the second direction of the piezoelectric body layers and connected to the surface electrode layers, wherein
the first and second lead-out electrodes are drawn out from the surface electrode layers to the ends of the piezoelectric
body layers corresponding to lamination positions of the piezoelectric element portions in the laminate.

US Pat. No. 9,540,598

DETERGENTS CAPABLE OF CLEANING, BLEACHING, SANITIZING AND/OR DISINFECTING TEXTILES INCLUDING SULFOPEROXYCARBOXYLIC ACIDS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A laundry composition, comprising:
(a) one or more sulfoperoxycarboxylic acids, wherein said sulfoperoxycarboxylic acids comprise at least one of the following:
or salts thereof; or
or salts thereof;
(b) an oxidizing agent; (C) a C1 to C11 carboxylic acid; (d) a surfactant; (e) a stabilizing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,544,966

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD, IN PARTICULAR A LED UNIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A driver device for driving a load, in particular an LED unit having one or more LEDs, comprising:
input terminals for receiving an input voltage from an external power source for powering the load,
a current path including a controllable switch for connecting the input terminals to each other,
a measurement path including a resistor connecting the input terminals to each other for providing an alternating voltage
corresponding to the input voltage and including a measuring device for measuring the alternating voltage at the measurement
path, wherein the measuring device is configured to detect a zero crossing (tz) of the input voltage, and

a controller for controlling the controllable switch on the basis of the measured alternating voltage, wherein the controller
is configured to connect the input terminals to each other by means of the current path upon detecting a zero crossing (tz)
of the input voltage, and to disconnect the input terminals from each other by means of the current path before a second zero
crossing of the input voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,543,454

DIODES WITH MULTIPLE JUNCTIONS

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A diode comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a surface;
a first contact region disposed at the surface of the semiconductor substrate and having a first conductivity type;
a second contact region disposed at the surface of the semiconductor substrate, laterally spaced from the first contact region,
and having a second conductivity type,

a buried region disposed in the semiconductor substrate, the buried region vertically adjacent to the first contact region,
the buried region having the second conductivity type, and electrically connected with the second contact region;

an isolation region disposed at the surface of the semiconductor substrate between the first contact region and the second
contact region; and

a separation region disposed at the surface of the semiconductor substrate between the first contact region and the isolation
region, the separation region formed from a portion of first well region disposed in the semiconductor substrate that extends
to the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,542,351

MEMORY CONTROLLER, COMPUTING DEVICE WITH A MEMORY CONTROLLER, AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING DATA TRANSFER OF A MEMORY SYSTEM

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. A memory controller, comprising:
a connection interface connected or connectable to a memory, the memory controller being arranged to read data from the memory
via the connection interface;

a clock unit arranged to provide a data transfer clock signal having a first frequency, wherein the data transfer clock signal
is provided to the memory via the connection interface, the data transfer clock signal being arranged for clocking a data
transfer from the memory to the memory controller via the connection interface;

an oversampling circuit arranged to sample a calibration data pattern read by the memory controller via the connection interface
at a second frequency to provide an oversampled calibration data pattern, the second frequency being larger than the first
frequency, and wherein the calibration data pattern includes a predetermined sequence of bits;

wherein the memory controller is arranged to determine a timing shift of a data transfer from the memory to the memory controller
based on the oversampled calibration data pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,545,008

SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR FOR EMBEDDING INTO A CIRCUIT BOARD

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A circuit board comprising: a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the substrate defines a mounting
surface on which opposing conductive members are located, wherein a recessed opening is provided between the conductive members;
and a solid electrolytic capacitor comprising a capacitor element that includes an anode, a dielectric layer overlying the
anode, and a cathode overlying the dielectric layer; a case that encapsulates the capacitor element, wherein the case includes
an upper surface, a lower surface, a front surface, and a rear surface; an anode termination that is electrically connected
to the anode, the anode termination containing a first external component that is generally perpendicular to the lower surface
of the case and a second external component that is generally parallel to the lower surface of the case and that extends outwardly
away from the front surface of the case; and a cathode termination that is electrically connected to the cathode, the cathode
termination containing a first external component that is generally perpendicular to the lower surface of the case and a second
external component that is generally parallel to the lower surface of the case and that extends outwardly away from the rear
surface of the case; wherein the second external component of the anode termination and the second external component of the
cathode termination are electrically connected to the conductive members so that at least a portion of the solid electrolytic
capacitor is embedded within the recessed opening, further wherein the second external component of the anode termination
and the second external component of the cathode termination are generally parallel to and in contact with the mounting surface,
wherein the second external component of the anode termination and the second external component of the cathode termination
are generally coplanar.
US Pat. No. 9,539,795

MATTE SUBSTRATE

ASHLAND LICENSING AND INT...

1. A matte substrate comprising
a) a dried film formed from a water based coating composition comprising
a water base consisting of the combination of (a) a polyurethane dispersion, wherein the polyurethane dispersion comprises
a water based aliphatic urethane, carboxyl or sulfonate functionality and less than about 2% N methyl pyrrolidone and (b)
a binder comprising an acrylic resin; and

one or more cross-linking agents; and
b) a base substrate having a thickness of about 0.02 mil to about 25 mil selected from the group consisting of polyamide,
polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, styrene, foil, paper, paperboard and combinations thereof, wherein
the matte substrate has a 60° gloss less than about 20;

wherein part a) is absent the addition of a mineral filler, refractory filler, organic filler, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,542,238

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECT MEMORY ACCESS COHERENCY AMONG MULTIPLE PROCESSING CORES

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. In a multi-core system configured to execute a plurality of tasks and having a semaphore engine and a direct memory access
(DMA) engine, a method comprises:
selecting, by a task scheduler of a first core, a first task for execution by the first core, wherein executing the first
task comprises allocating an entry in a workspace memory of the first core, and requesting a semaphore lock of a first semaphore
identified by a first semaphore identifier;

in response to the semaphore lock request, the task scheduler of the first core switching the first task to an inactive state
and selecting a next task for execution by the first core;

in response to the semaphore lock request, the semaphore engine, acquiring the semaphore lock of the first semaphore for the
first task;

in response to acquiring the semaphore lock of the first semaphore for the first task, the semaphore engine providing a data
transfer request to the DMA engine;

in response to the data transfer request, transferring, by the DMA engine, data associated with the locked first semaphore
to the entry of the workspace memory of the first core;

after the transferring the data, the task scheduler switching the first task from the inactive state to a ready for scheduling
state so that the first task can be selected for execution by the task scheduler;

when there is no other task waiting to acquire lock of the first semaphore, the DMA engine transferring modified data from
the entry of the workspace memory of the first core to external memory; and

when there is at least one other task waiting to acquire lock of the first semaphore, the method further comprises:
selecting, by the semaphore engine, a task of the at least one other task to acquire lock of the first semaphore; and
transferring, by the DMA engine, the modified data from the entry of the workspace memory of the first core to an entry of
a workspace allocated by the selected task of the at least one other task.

US Pat. No. 9,544,987

FREQUENCY TUNING FOR PULSED RADIO FREQUENCY PLASMA PROCESSING

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A method of selecting a fixed initial RF frequency for each of a plurality of RF pulses provided to a plasma load, the
method comprising:
providing pulsed RF power to a plasma load, where each pulse comprises RF power having a controllable frequency, and where
a plasma having the plasma load interacts with a dummy substrate, or no substrate, in a plasma chamber;

tuning an initial RF frequency for each pulse in a string of pulses, pulse to pulse, in a calibration process, by minimizing
a difference between a characteristic indicative of the pulsed RF power at a start of each pulse and a desired characteristic
of the pulsed RF power at a start of each pulse until the difference between the characteristic for a start to two consecutive
pulses is below a threshold; then

selecting the initial RF frequency as a fixed initial RF frequency for use in a processing run using a real substrate; and
tuning the RF frequency during processing within each pulse but returning to the fixed initial RF frequency at a start of
each pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,543,683

CONNECTOR HOUSING FOR AN ELECTRIC PLUG CONNECTOR

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A connector housing for an electrical connector, comprising a housing body having:
one or more contact receiving passageways; and
one or more contact-securing members
pivotably mounted on the housing body about a pivot axis,
spaced apart from the pivot axis and extending parallel to the pivot axis, and
pivotable about the pivot axis into the contact receiving passageway, each having:
a latching lug,
a securing arm extending towards the contact receiving passageway,
a recess positioned on a side of the securing arm opposite the latching lug, and
a rib spaced apart from the securing arm and extending parallel to the pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 9,543,393

GROUP III NITRIDE WAFER AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD

SixPoint Materials, Inc.,...

1. A group III nitride wafer having composition of GaxAlyIn1-x-yN (0?x?1, 0?x+y?1), wherein the wafer is formed by roughening both surfaces using a mechanical process and the surfaces are
chemically treated to visually distinguish, without instrumentation, one surface from another after said roughening and before
chemically-mechanically polishing the wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,542,841

APPARATUS AND METHOD EMPLOYING SENSOR-BASED LUMINAIRES TO DETECT AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND THEIR DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for providing visibility alerts, said method using at least one Outdoor Lighting Network (OLN) comprising a plurality
of lighting units at least two of which are in communication with each other, wherein a plurality of visibility detectors
are each in communication with at least one of the lighting units, said method comprising:
monitoring by each visibility detector a geographical area;
receiving monitoring data from two or more of the visibility detectors;
deriving a consolidated estimate of visibility conditions pertaining to a combined geographical area defined by the monitored
geographical areas associated with two or more visibility detectors;

determining direction and speed of an area of reduced visibility area using the consolidated estimate of visibility conditions;
and,

transmitting information pertaining to said estimated visibility conditions and/or area of reduced visibility.

US Pat. No. 9,538,844

SLIDE ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide assembly comprising:
a rail defining a longitudinal direction and having an elongate body, the elongate body having an installation hole, wherein
the rail is displaceable in the longitudinal direction; and

at least one positioning device having a support member and a fixing member, the support member having a head portion, a body
portion, and a neck portion extending therebetween, the neck portion being different in surface contour from the body portion,
the neck portion fitted through the installation hole and extending beyond the installation hole in a transverse direction,
wherein the fixing member is releasably coupled to the body portion of the support member, and the support member and the
fixing member being biased between the rail by a resilient member interfacing between the rail and the neck portion, whereby
the support member and the fixing member are transversely displaceable relative to the rail;

wherein the neck portion of the support member has a length larger than a depth of the installation hole.

US Pat. No. 9,544,977

METHOD OF PROGRAMMING A LOAD CONTROL DEVICE USING A SMART PHONE

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

24. A wireless control device comprising:
a memory; and
a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory, the processor being configured to execute the instructions
to:

provide a user interface for configuring one or more operating parameters of a load control device, wherein the one or more
operating parameters comprise a low-end intensity of a lighting load;

receive images of the lighting load;
detect whether an intensity of the lighting load is flickering based on the received images; and
transmit digital messages to the load control device to program or adjust the low-end intensity of the lighting load, wherein
the digital messages comprise a first digital message configured to set the intensity of the lighting load to a first intensity
and to decrease the intensity of the lighting load from the first intensity, and wherein the digital messages comprise a second
digital message that the processor is configured to transmit when the flickering of the intensity of the lighting load is
detected, wherein the second digital message is configured to increase the intensity of the lighting load to a second intensity
for programming or adjusting the low-end intensity.

US Pat. No. 9,544,927

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR BEARER ACTIVATION IN A CORE NETWORK FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A system comprising:
a base station including a memory and at least one processor associated with the memory, the memory having computer readable
instructions stored thereon, and the at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to,

receive a service request message from a first device,
store a gateway tunnel identifier, a base station identifier and a base station tunnel identifier to the memory,
establish a radio bearer between the base station and the first device in response to the service request message,
receive one or more first uplink data packets from the first device using the radio bearer,
modify the one or more first uplink data packets such that the one or more first uplink data packets include the gateway tunnel
identifier, the base station identifier and the base station tunnel identifier, and

send the modified one or more first uplink data packets to a gateway, the modified one or more first uplink data packets for
use by the gateway to activate a bearer without an exchange of any message regarding the bearer between the gateway and a
mobility management entity or between the gateway and a serving gateway support node.

US Pat. No. 9,540,215

METHOD FOR INSTALLING AN ELEVATOR CAR SLING

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

1. A method for installing an elevator car sling associated with an elevator car, the method comprising:
inserting an installation jig in a gliding device, the gliding device including at least a frame, a gliding part, and an elasticity
device, the elasticity device configured to support the gliding part on the frame, the installation jig including a first
branch and at least one second branch, the first branch being positioned against an inner gliding surface of the gliding part
to form a temporary gliding surface to glide on a guide rail, the at least one second branch being positioned in an open space
between the frame and the gliding part to rigidly fix the gliding part to the frame such that the installation jig temporary
bypasses the elasticity device;

attaching the gliding device to a side frame of the elevator car sling;
positioning the side frame having the gliding device attached thereto on the guide rail in an elevator shaft so that the gliding
part of the gliding device is connected to the guide rail to install the elevator car sling; and

removing the installation jig after the elevator car is installed in the elevator car sling to install the elevator car sling.
US Pat. No. 9,540,428

EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX HEPARIN-BINDING DOMAINS

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A biomaterial scaffold comprising a biomaterial matrix that comprises a synthetic polypeptide that comprises SEQ ID NO:8
or SEQ ID NO:9, with the biomaterial scaffold being pharmaceutically acceptable and free of fibrin.

US Pat. No. 9,543,048

STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM FOR USED NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLIES

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. An integrated storage, transportation and disposal system for used nuclear fuel assemblies, comprising:
a plurality of canisters each including a canister sidewall defining a canister enclosure sized to receive a plurality of
fuel basket tubes in side by side relationship, each of the plurality of fuel basket tubes being sized to receive at least
one of the used nuclear fuel assemblies therein, each of the plurality of canisters including a plurality of longitudinal
reinforcing members within the canister enclosure, the plurality of longitudinal reinforcing members being interposed between
the canister sidewall and the plurality of fuel basket tubes, each of the plurality of longitudinal reinforcing members including:

a vertical reinforcing member sidewall including a major web and two spaced apart minor webs that define a u-shaped cross-section,
and

upper and lower horizontal ribs interconnecting the major web and the spaced apart minor webs at longitudinally spaced apart
portions of the vertical reinforcing member sidewall and extending perpendicular to the major web and the minor webs of the
vertical reinforcing member sidewall to provide torsional rigidity to the longitudinal reinforcing member, wherein the upper
and lower horizontal ribs extend radially within the canister enclosure and perpendicular to the canister sidewall and contact
the canister sidewall to transfer heat thereto from the plurality of fuel basket tubes; and

a cask including an end and a cask sidewall to define an internal cask volume, wherein the plurality of canisters are sized
to be received within the internal cask volume in side by side relationship for transportation of the plurality of used fuel
assemblies, each of the plurality of canisters being removable from the internal cask volume for disposal of the used fuel
assemblies.

US Pat. No. 9,541,979

METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL FREQUENCY FOR EXECUTION OF A SOFTWARE APPLICATION

BULL SAS, Les Clayes Sou...

1. A method for determining an optimal frequency (fo) for the execution of a software application on an information processing system, comprising
executing, for a first time, the application at a predetermined frequency (fd) to determine an overall execution time (Tg) and an overall energy consumption (Eg);

executing, for a second time, the application at the predetermined frequency (fd), by means of a measurement tool, to determine measurements that include at least one of an overall execution time (Tg*), a time corresponding to the inputs-outputs of the software application (TIO*), and a time one calls to a management and communication system (TMPI*) measurements on the execution of the application;

determining a first law providing an execution time (t(f)) as a function of the frequency (f), and a second law providing
an energy consumption (E(f)) as a function of the frequency (f); and

determining the optimal frequency (fo) as a frequency optimizing a criterion (C(f)) combining the execution time and the energy consumption, as a function of the
frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,541,582

DC POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A DC power distribution system, the DC power distribution system comprising:
a track comprising electrical conductors arranged along the length of the track for distributing DC power along the track
for powering purposes and for position determination purposes,

an electrical device attached to the track and electrically connected to the electrical conductors, wherein the electrical
device comprises a voltage measurement unit for measuring the voltage on at least one of the electrical conductors at the
position of the electrical device,

a position determination system for determining the position of the electrical device based on the measured voltage,
a DC power supply system electrically connected to at least one of the electrical conductors for supplying DC power to the
at least one of the electrical conductors,

wherein the electrical conductors include a first electrical conductor for distributing a first DC power for powering purposes,
a reference electrical conductor, and a second electrical conductor for distributing a second DC power for position determination
purposes, wherein the voltage measurement unit is adapted to measure the voltage between the reference electrical conductor
and the second electrical conductor; and

wherein the DC power supply system is adapted to supply a constant voltage to the second electrical conductor at which the
voltage is measured for supplying DC power to be used for position determination purposes, wherein the position determination
system is adapted to determine the position based on the ratio of the measured voltage and the constant voltage applied to
the second electrical conductor; or

wherein the DC power supply system is adapted to supply a constant current to the second electrical conductor, at which the
voltage is measured, for supplying DC power to be used for position determination purposes, wherein the position determination
system is adapted to determine the position based on the measured voltage, the constant current applied to the second electrical
conductor and the resistance per length unit of the at least one electrical conductor at which the voltage is measured.

US Pat. No. 9,544,996

CAPACITANCE TOUCH PANEL MODULE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A capacitance touch panel, comprising:
a substrate comprising a touching area and a peripheral area around the touching area;
a plurality of insulated protrusions in the touching area, wherein one of the insulated protrusions is dome-shaped with a
curved surface;

an insulated frame in the peripheral area, wherein the insulated frame includes a top surface and a curved side surface connecting
the top surface;

a plurality of first conductive patterns, arranged in a plurality of rows along a first orientation;
a plurality of second conductive patterns arranged between neighboring rows of the first conductive patterns, wherein the
first conductive patterns are electrically insulated from the second conductive patterns;

a plurality of connecting portions, wherein each of the connecting portions connects two neighboring ones of the first conductive
patterns arranged in a row; and

a plurality of bridging members electrically connecting two neighboring ones of the second conductive patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,543,814

METHOD OF MAKING A HEAT TRANSFER ELEMENT FOR AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A method of making a heat transfer element for an electric machine having a plurality of windings with end turns and the
heat transfer element has a body defining a face for contacting the end turns to transfer heat via conduction from the windings,
the method comprising:
placing at least the face of the heat transfer element in an expanded state by heating the body;
applying a dielectric coating on at least a portion of the face contacting the end turns while the face is in the expanded
state, wherein applying the dielectric coating includes applying the dielectric coating via plasma coating; and

placing the dielectric coating in a compressed state by cooling the heat transfer element;
wherein subsequent expansion of the body in response to an application of heat results in the expansion of the dielectric
coating to move it from a compressed state to an uncompressed state, thereby reducing the likelihood of crack propagation
in the dielectric coating during the expansion of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,543,679

ELECTRICAL CONTACT ASSEMBLY

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. An electrical contact assembly comprising:
a first electrical contact having a first mating element, the first mating element comprising a curved depression, the curved
depression being a groove that is elongated to extend a length along the first mating element, the groove having a rim defined
by two opposing rim segments that extend the length of the groove; and

a second electrical contact having a second mating element, the second mating element comprising a curved protrusion, the
first and second electrical contacts being configured to mate together at the first and second mating elements such that the
first and second mating elements engage each other at a contact interface, the curved protrusion being configured to be partially
received into the groove when the first and second mating elements are engaged, the curved protrusion engaging the groove
at the rim segments along a contact portion of the length of the rim, the curved protrusion not engaging the groove radially
interior of the rim segments, the curved protrusion not engaging the groove along a non-contact portion of the length of the
rim adjacent to the contact portion of the length;

wherein a distribution of contact pressure across the contact interface at least partially coincides with a distribution of
electrical current flow across the contact interface.

US Pat. No. 9,539,649

POWER TOOL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., ...

1. A power tool including a brushless motor configured to drive an end bit, the brushless motor comprising:
a stator having a hollow cylindrical shape providing an internal space and provided with a coil;
a rotor positioned in the internal space; and
a circuit board connected to the stator, the coil being electrically connected to the circuit board, wherein:
the coil is covered with a first resin material,
the circuit board in its entirety is covered with a second resin material, and
the coil is connected to the circuit board such that a part of the first resin material is covered with the second resin material.

US Pat. No. 9,539,851

CARRYING DEVICE FOR EASY TRANSPORT OF PAINT CANS

1. A carrying device for easy transport of a plurality of paint cans from one location to another, the device comprising:
a carriage comprising:
an upper portion continuous with a lower portion, said upper and lower portions having an inner surface and an outer surface,
said inner surface defining an interior opening therein;

a plurality of indentations in the center of the inner surface of the upper portion of the device for a user to place their
fingers when holding the device with their hand;

a plurality of cavities located on the outer surface of the lower portion of the device; and
a plurality of handle attachment means, each of said plurality of handle attachment means comprised of a first arm and a second
arm, wherein one end of the first arm is affixed within one end of one of the plurality of cavities, and one end of the second
arm is affixed within the other end of the plurality of cavities, each of the plurality of handle attachment means having
a handle notch thereon for accepting a paint can handle of a paint can therein to secure the paint can to the carriage, each
handle attachment means located in one of the plurality of cavities.

US Pat. No. 9,542,263

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A RUNTIME INTEGRITY CHECKER

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. Electronic device having a runtime integrity checker for monitoring contents of storage locations in an address range,
the runtime integrity checker comprising:
a location selector for selecting the storage locations by generating addresses within the address range for locations to
be checked,

an interface unit coupled to the location selector for receiving the addresses for accessing the locations to be checked via
a bus interface,

a processor coupled to the interface unit for retrieving the contents from the locations to be checked, and
a mask unit for processing a mask coupled to the location selector for defining the locations to be checked based on bits
in the mask, wherein the locations to be checked consists of data that is not expected to change during runtime of the electronic
device, and wherein locations that are not checked consists of data that is expected to change during runtime of the electronic
device.

US Pat. No. 9,541,521

ENHANCED SENSITIVITY ION SENSING DEVICES

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An ion sensitive semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate comprising a surface;
a semiconductor device layer, formed within the surface of the substrate, and comprising a conductivity modulated region,
a first doped region disposed laterally adjacent to the conductivity modulated region, and a second doped region disposed
laterally adjacent to the conductivity modulated region;

a gate stack formed on the surface of the substrate and over a first surface of the conductivity modulated region;
a buried dielectric layer formed within the substrate and adjacent to a second surface of the conductivity modulated region,
wherein the second surface is opposite to the first surface;

a conductive well region formed within the substrate beneath and adjacent to the buried dielectric layer, wherein the conductive
well region is electrically isolated from the remainder of the substrate;

multiple conductive structures overlying the surface of the substrate, wherein the multiple conductive structures comprise
a first conductor formed in first metal layer electrically coupled to the conductive well region by a first conductive via,
and

an ion-sensitive sense plate structure electrically coupled to the first conductor and configured to sense a concentration
of a target ion or molecule in a fluid adjacent to a portion of the ion-sensitive sense plate structure.

US Pat. No. 9,539,345

METHOD TO IMPROVE THE TUMOR DIAGNOSTIC EFFICIENCY OF MULTIVALENT LIGANDS BY REGULATING THE STOICHIOMETRIC RATIO BETWEEN INNER SURFACE FUNCTIONALITIES AND LIGAND MOIETIES FOR TUMOR TARGETING

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A method to regulate the tumor diagnostic efficiency of a multivalent ligand by regulating the stoichiometric ratio between
inner surface functionalities and ligand moieties for tumor targeting, wherein the multivalent ligand comprises:
a single core consisting of a circular or spherical symmetric small molecular compound, or a radial-shaped macromolecule,
wherein the core comprises terminal functional groups;

said ligand moieties which are attached to a portion of the terminal functional groups of the core through a spacer;
said inner surface functionalities comprising the terminal functional groups, modified terminal functional groups or the combination
thereof; and

one or more imaging agents which are attached to another portion of the terminal functional groups of the core;
wherein the inner surface functionalities interact attractively with the surface of the tumor; and
wherein the number of ligand moieties for tumor targeting accounts for 5-90% of the total number of inner surface functionalities
and ligand moieties for tumor targeting.

US Pat. No. 9,544,956

TWO-STAGE MULTICHANNEL LED DRIVER WITH CLL RESONANT CIRCUIT

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A power converter including
a first stage for regulating output voltage of said power converter from an input voltage in accordance with a sensed current,
and

an unregulated second stage having
a switching circuit operating at a constant frequency for providing and interrupting said output voltage of said first stage
to a primary winding of one or more transformers connected in series,

one or more rectifier circuits to provide an output from a secondary winding of each of said one or more transformers to at
least two loads, and

a single resonant circuit including said one or more transformers, an external inductor connected in series with a primary
winding of said one or more transformers connected in series and a capacitor, said transformer having a magnetizing inductance
sufficient to substantially balance currents to said at least two loads

wherein said resonant circuit further includes a further inductor having terminals connected in parallel with said external
inductor and said primary winding of said transformer wherein said resonant circuit is connected in parallel with said switching
circuit, said further inductor having a value that is lower than a value of said magnetizing inductance of said transformer
and provides zero voltage switching in said switching circuit such that the inductance value to provide zero voltage switching
is decoupled from the magnetizing inductance value that provides substantial balancing of currents to said at least two loads.

US Pat. No. 9,544,812

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING NETWORK CONGESTION USING FAST CONGESTION DETECTION IN A WIRELESS RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (RAN)

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of mitigating cell congestion, comprising:
obtaining, by one or more processors of at least one network node, bearer metrics for one or more bearers;
classifying, by the one or more processors, the one or more bearers into bearer types using the bearer metrics in order to
obtain bearer type information;

monitoring, by the one or more processors, the one or more bearers for type-specific anomalies based on the bearer type information
to obtain anomaly data;

detecting, by one or more processors, congestion based on the anomaly data to obtain congestion information; and
exporting, by the one or more processors, the congestion information to a node processor of a network node to mitigate network
congestion.

US Pat. No. 9,543,379

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH PERIPHERAL BREAKDOWN PROTECTION

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
source and drain regions disposed in the semiconductor substrate and having a first conductivity type;
a body region disposed in the semiconductor substrate, having a second conductivity type, and in which the source region is
disposed;

a drift region disposed in the semiconductor substrate, having the first conductivity type, and through which charge carriers
drift during operation upon application of a bias voltage between the source and drain regions;

a device isolation region disposed in the semiconductor substrate and laterally surrounding the body region and the drift
region; and

a breakdown protection region disposed between the device isolation region and the body region and having the first conductivity
type;

wherein the breakdown protection region comprises an electrically floating well disposed between the device isolation region
and the body region;

wherein the breakdown protection region has a width at a surface of the semiconductor substrate in a lateral direction that
establishes a spacing between the body region and the device isolation region, the width falling in a range from 1.0 microns
to 2.0 microns so that the breakdown protection region improves a breakdown voltage level of the device by preventing charge
inversion from occurring in the body region along the device isolation region; and

wherein the first conductivity type is p-type and the second conductivity type is n-type.

US Pat. No. 9,544,994

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH SIDE CRACK PROTECTION STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

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

1. A flexible display, comprising:
an active area having a plurality of pixels; and
a notched inactive area including a bend allowance section with a plurality of conductive line traces, wherein a buffer layer
etched area is provided between a notched line and a conductive line trace that is closest to the notched line in the bend
allowance section.

US Pat. No. 9,543,409

PRODUCTION OF SPACERS AT FLANKS OF A TRANSISTOR GATE

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A method for producing spacers at flanks of a transistor gate, the gate being situated above a layer of a semiconductor
material, the method comprising successively the following steps:
forming a dielectric layer that covers the gate and at least a peripheral region of the layer of semiconductor material surrounding
the gate;

anisotropic etching of the dielectric layer, thereby reducing a thickness of the dielectric layer at a region covering an
upper surface of the gate and at the peripheral region, while substantially preserving a thickness of the dielectric layer
at the flanks;

forming a superficial layer covering the dielectric layer;
partial etching of the superficial layer configured so as to completely remove the superficial layer at the peripheral region
while preserving a residual part of the superficial layer at the flanks, and while at least partly preserving the dielectric
layer at the peripheral region; and

then, after the partial etching, selectively etching the dielectric layer with respect to the residual part of the superficial
layer and with respect to the layer of semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 9,541,003

AIR PARTICLE SEPARATOR

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

17. A method comprising:
starting a gas turbine engine including accelerating a rotatable compressor;
activating a flow source apart from the rotatable compressor of the gas turbine engine to provide an ejector flow;
forming a clean flow and a dirty flow downstream of an inlet of the gas turbine engine;
routing the clean flow to the accelerating compressor; and
entraining the dirty flow with the ejector flow.

US Pat. No. 9,540,227

INHIBITING PROPAGATION OF SURFACE CRACKS IN A MEMS DEVICE

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device comprising:
a structural layer having a surface, said surface including a first surface region and a second surface region adjacent to
said first surface region, said first surface region lying in a first plane that is offset from a second plane of said second
surface region, said second plane being substantially parallel to said first plane, and said surface including a longitudinal
joint between said first and second surface regions; and

at least one trench formed in said surface of said structural layer extending across said longitudinal joint.

US Pat. No. 9,544,751

SYSTEMS FOR ENABLING SUBSCRIBER MONITORING OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK USAGE AND SERVICE PLANS

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of accessing information in a telecommunications network, comprising:
receiving, via a processor in a server device, a request message from a user equipment device;
identifying, via the processor in the server device, a charging system and a policy management system based on information
included in the received request message;

sending by the server device a charging request message to the identified charging system and a policy request message to
the identified policy management system;

receiving in the server device a charging response message from the identified charging system and a policy response message
from the identified policy management system;

generating in the server device a response message based on information included in the received charging response message
and information included in the received policy response message; and

sending by the server device the generated response message to the user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 9,543,214

METHOD OF FORMING STRESSED SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor layer, the method comprising:
forming, in a semiconductor structure including a stressed semiconductor layer, one or more first isolation trenches in a
first direction delimiting a first dimension of at least one transistor to be formed in said semiconductor structure;

forming, in said semiconductor structure, one or more second isolation trenches in a second direction delimiting a second
dimension of said at least one transistor, said one or more first and second isolation trenches being at least partially filled
with an insulating material having a viscosity; and

before or after forming said one or more second isolation trenches, decreasing the viscosity of the insulating material in
said one or more first isolation trenches by implanting atoms of a first material into said one or more first isolation trenches,
wherein atoms of said first material are not implanted into said one or more second isolation trenches.

US Pat. No. 9,540,957

THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS

The Research Foundation o...

1. A method for efficient response to load variations in a combined cycle power plant, the method comprising the steps of:
providing, through, a thermal storage tank, a flow path for fluid exiting a gas turbine; said flow path being enabled under
predetermined conditions;

placing in said flow path a storage medium comprising porous high thermal conductivity heat resistance media; said media defining
voids in order to facilitate flow of said fluid in a predetermined direction; said predetermined flow direction constituting
a longitudinal direction; arrangement of said media constituting a packed bed; dimensions of said media and of said packed
bed being selected such that a resultant back pressure to the gas turbine is at most a predetermined back pressure; wherein
said media comprise particles; and wherein the dimensions of said particles are selected such that Biot number magnitude does
not exceed 0.1; wherein a ratio of a characteristic dimension of said packed bed in the longitudinal direction to a characteristic
dimension of said packed bed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction is at most 2.15; said characteristic
dimension of said packed bed in the direction transverse to the longitudinal direction being indicative of cross sectional
area; said characteristic dimension of said packed bed in the direction transverse to the longitudinal direction, when said
cross-sectional area is substantially circular, being a diameter; the characteristic dimension of said packed bed in the longitudinal
direction being at most 4.57m;

and
efficiently responding to a decrease in load by enabling said flow path and providing at least a portion of the fluid exiting
the gas turbine to said flow path.

US Pat. No. 9,540,767

METHOD FOR BLEACHING PULP

KEMIRA OYJ, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method for bleaching pulp which pulp contains hexenuronic acid, lignin or corresponding aromatic chemical structures,
wherein at least one tertiary amine compound of the general formula (1)
is introduced as catalyst into a process stage of bleaching that consists essentially of mixing pulp and a chlorine compound
capable of bleaching, and wherein X is N or C, and R1-R12 is the same or different alkyl group, halide, ester, alkoxide or hydrogen wherein the amount of said tertiary amine compound
is a catalytic amount from at least 0.01 kg/ton of pulp to less than 3 kg/ton of pulp.

US Pat. No. 9,542,528

AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF BIO-ENTITY RELATIONSHIPS FROM LITERATURE

The Florida State Univers...

1. One or more non-transitory, tangible computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method
by running a software program on a computer, the computer operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program to extract semantic textual relationships or patterns from non-annotated data by natural
language processing and graph theoretic algorithm, the instructions comprising:
receiving a plurality of known textual strings and a plurality of interaction word strings;
receiving annotated text as training data that contains true and false patterns;
automatically building a decision support tool based on said true and false patterns to which said non-annotated data can
be parsed,

said decision support tool including at least a first level and a second level, said first level having a first decision node,
said second level having a second decision node, said first and second decision nodes each associated with at least a portion
of said true and false patterns;

receiving said non-annotated data;
extracting a textual clause of said non-annotated data that contains non-triplet word strings and at least one triplet, said
at least one triplet including a first textual entity, a second textual entity, and an interaction word, wherein said interaction
word indicates a possible relationship between said first textual entity and said second textual entity;

automatically parsing said extracted textual clause through said decision support tool to obtain a plurality of components
based on dependencies among said plurality of components;

extracting said at least one triplet from said plurality of components by attempting to match said plurality of components
of said parsed, extracted textual clause to said first level of said decision support tool;

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as true if said plurality of components matches said first level of said
decision support tool;

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as false if said plurality of components fails to match said first level
of said decision support tool;

as a result of said plurality of components failing to match said first level of said decision support tool, extracting said
at least one triplet from said plurality of components by attempting to match said plurality of components to said second
level of said decision support tool;

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as true if said plurality of components matches said second level of said
decision support tool, said second level of said decision support tool being a simplified pattern of said first level of said
decision support tool to capture textual clauses that are not identical to said extracted textual clause; and

identifying extraction of said at least one triplet as false if said plurality of components fails to match said second level
of said decision support tool.

US Pat. No. 9,540,173

BELT-CONVEYING INSTALLATION, METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A belt-conveying installation for heavy industry, comprising:
a support structure;
a conveying belt; and
a drive apparatus to drive the conveying belt, the drive apparatus comprising: a drive roller driving the conveyor belt in
rotation;

an independently excited drive motor in the form of an alternating current synchronous motor which is fed by a frequency converter,
is supported by the supporting structure, and has a stator and a rotor;

a drive shaft rotating the drive roller, connected to the drive motor without any gearing, and rotated by the drive motor,
the drive shaft and the rotor being arranged coaxially, the drive shaft being guided through the rotor; and

a drive shaft bearing arrangement supporting the drive shaft,
wherein the rotor of the drive motor is configured to rotate at a rotational speed up to 80 revolutions per minute for extracting
or mining applications.

US Pat. No. 9,540,041

POWER STEERING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

12. A method for assembling a power steering apparatus, the power steering apparatus comprising:
a steering mechanism including
a steering shaft including an input shaft configured to rotate according to a steering operation performed on a steering wheel,
and an output shaft connected to the input shaft via a torsion bar and configured in such a manner that a rotation of the
input shaft is transmitted to the output shaft, and

a conversion mechanism configured to convert a rotation of the output shaft into a turning operation of a steering target
wheel;

a housing including
a first housing including a first opening portion that is open to an opposite side in an axial direction assuming that the
axial direction is a direction along a rotational axis of the steering shaft, and one side in the axial direction is an input
shaft side corresponding to the input shaft of the steering shaft while the opposite side in the axial direction is an output
shaft side corresponding to the output shaft of the steering shaft, and

a second housing including a second opening portion that is open to the one side in the axial direction so as to close the
first opening portion,

the housing being configured to rotatably support the steering shaft;
a torque sensor container portion provided in the first housing;
a connector insertion hole provided in the first housing in a radial direction of the rotational axis, and formed in such
a manner that one side in the radial direction is open to the torque sensor container portion while an opposite side in the
radial direction is open to an outer circumferential side of the first housing;

a magnetic member disposed on one of the input shaft side and the output shaft side concentrically with the rotational axis
of the steering shaft, and including an N pole and an S pole alternatively arranged in a circumferential direction, assuming
that the circumferential direction is a direction around the rotational axis of the steering shaft;

a first yoke member disposed on the other of the input shaft side and the output shaft side, formed from a magnetic material,
located concentrically with the rotational axis of the steering shaft, and including first claw portions that are a plurality
of plate members disposed so as to face the magnetic member and a cylindrically formed first cylindrical portion connecting
the first claw portions to one another;

a second yoke disposed on the other of the input shaft side and the output shaft side, formed from a magnetic material, located
concentrically with the rotational axis of the steering shaft, including second claw portions that are a plurality of plate
members disposed so as to face the magnetic member and a cylindrically formed second cylindrical portion connecting the second
claw portions to one another, and arranged in such a manner that the respective second claw portions are alternatively placed
between respective claw portions of the first claw portions and the second cylindrical portion is located on an inner circumferential
side of the first cylindrical portion while the second cylindrical portion and the first cylindrical portion are spaced apart
from each other in the radial direction;

a first magnetism collection ring overlapping the first cylindrical portion in the axial direction, disposed between the first
cylindrical portion and the second cylindrical portion in the radial direction, formed into a circular arc shape from a magnetic
material, and configured to generate a magnetic field therein by receiving a magnetic field generated at the first cylindrical
portion;

a second magnetism collection ring overlapping the second cylindrical portion in the axial direction, disposed between the
second cylindrical portion and the first magnetism collection ring in the radial direction, formed into a circular arc shape
from a magnetic material, and configured to generate a magnetic field therein by receiving a magnetic field generated at the
second cylindrical portion;

a connector;
a harness provided at the connector and configured to transmit an electric signal to a controller;
a magnetic sensor serving as a sensor member, disposed in the connector so as to protrude within the torque sensor container
portion toward a first opening portion side, including a Hall element configured to detect a change in a magnetic field between
the first and second magnetism collection rings that change their respective internal magnetic fields by being affected by
magnetic fields of the first and second cylindrical portions that change according to a change in a relative angle between
the magnetic member and the first and second claw portions that is caused by a torsion of the torsion bar, and configured
to output the change in the magnetic field to the controller as the electric signal; and

an electric motor configured to be driven and controlled based on a motor control signal calculated by the controller based
on the change in the magnetic field to provide an operation force to the steering mechanism,

the method for assembling the power steering apparatus comprising:
a first step of setting the magnetic sensor into the connector in such a manner that the magnetic sensor and the harness are
electrically connected to each other;

a second step of inserting the connector and the magnetic sensor from an opposite side of the connector insertion hole in
the radial direction toward one side of the connector insertion hole in the radial direction, the second step being performed
subsequently to the first step; and

a third step of inserting the first magnetism collection ring and the second magnetism collection ring into the torque sensor
container portion from the first opening portion in such a manner that the magnetic sensor is situated between the first magnetism
collection ring and the second magnetism collection ring in the radial direction, the third step being performed subsequently
to the second step.

US Pat. No. 9,543,658

SATELLITE ANTENNA

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A satellite antenna, comprising:
a dish, comprising a reflective surface and a back surface;
a bracket, connected to the back surface, wherein the bracket comprises a pivot portion;
an extension rod, comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end pivots on the pivot portion of the bracket,
and the extension rod is adapted to be rotated between a first orientation and a second orientation around a pivoting axis;
and

a receiver, disposed on the second end of the extension rod and corresponding to the reflective surface, wherein the pivoting
axis is located between the reflective surface and the receiver,

wherein an opening is formed on the dish, and the pivot portion of the bracket extends from the back surface, passes through
the opening, and protrudes from the reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 9,541,738

IMAGING LENS

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:
a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having negative refractive power;
a third lens having positive refractive power;
a fourth lens having at least one aspheric surface;
a fifth lens having at least one aspheric surface;
a sixth lens having two aspheric surfaces; and
a seventh lens having two aspheric surfaces, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens is formed in a shape so that both surfaces are convex near an optical axis thereof,
said fourth lens is formed in a meniscus shape so that a surface thereof on the object side is concave near the optical axis,
and

said seventh lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the image plane side is concave near the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,541,036

FLUID FLOW VALVE, ESPECIALLY FOR RECIRCULATED EXHAUST GAS

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A fluid flow valve comprising:
a movable shutter and a body,
the body comprising a protruding part that receives said movable shutter,
said body being configured to be mounted on a support such that said protruding part is introduced into a housing of said
support, said body also being configured to allow fixing of said valve on said support in a direction transverse to a longitudinal
extension direction of said protruding part,

wherein the valve comprises fixing means for allowing fixing of said body on said support in said transverse direction,
wherein said fixing means comprises an orifice arranged in said body in said transverse direction, and
wherein said protruding part comprises a first zone intended to be situated in the housing of the support, and a second zone
intended to remain outside said housing of the support said fixing means being situated at the level of said second zone.

US Pat. No. 9,540,317

CLASS- AND ISOFORM-SPECIFIC HDAC INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

President and Fellows of ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R is a cyclic or acyclic, substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic moiety; a cyclic or acyclic, substituted or unsubstituted
heteroaliphatic moiety; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl moiety; or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl moiety; and

each occurrence of R? is independently hydrogen, halogen, or C1-6alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,544,079

TIME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SATELLITE NETWORK

VT IDIRECT, INC., Herndo...

1. A hub device for performing time synchronization in a satellite network, the satellite network including the hub device,
a remote device and a satellite, the hub device comprising:
a hub real time clock (RTC) counter that is time synchronized to a master clock;
a hub network clock reference (NCR) counter that is continuously driven by a hub clock oscillator having a relatively high
precision;

processing circuitry that periodically generates a time packet, the time packet including a hub RTC value of the hub RTC counter
and a hub NCR value of the hub NCR counter; and

a transmitter that transmits, via the satellite, the generated time packet to the remote device to synchronize a remote RTC
counter with the hub RTC counter based on the hub RTC value and the hub NCR value in the generated time packet.

US Pat. No. 9,542,212

LOADING A MACHINE CODE API ONTO AN 8-BIT VIRTUAL MACHINE TO ENABLE NEW FUNCTIONALITY

IXYS Intl Limited, Cayma...

1. A method involving a chain of a plurality of virtual machine devices that are chained together in serial fashion, and wherein
each of the virtual machine devices comprises a microcontroller that executes a script interpreter, the method comprising:
(a) relaying a first direct script instruction through virtual machine devices from one virtual machine device to the next
down the chain of virtual machine devices such that the first direct script instruction is supplied to a selected one of the
virtual machine devices;

(b) interpreting the first direct script instruction on the selected one of the virtual machine devices thereby putting the
selected virtual machine device into a direct mode;

(c) relaying an amount of code from one virtual machine device to the next down the chain of virtual machine devices such
that the code is received onto the selected virtual machine device;

(d) loading the amount of code into the selected virtual machine device while the selected virtual machine device is operating
in the direct mode;

(e) relaying a second direct script instruction through virtual machine devices from one virtual machine device to the next
down the chain of virtual machine devices such that the second direct script instruction is supplied to the selected one of
the virtual machine devices; and

(f) interpreting the second direct script instruction on the selected one of the virtual machine devices thereby causing the
selected virtual machine device to exit the direct mode.

US Pat. No. 9,539,063

ENDODONTIC ROTARY INSTRUMENTS MADE FROM HOLLOW TUBES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

DENTSPLY International In...

10. A method for manufacturing a hollow endodontic rotary file useful for shaping and cleaning root canals, comprising the
steps of:
a. providing a sheet of material;
b. chemically milling the sheet to form a plurality of openings by removing material following a predetermined pattern, the
milled sheet having at least two opposing tapered edges;

c. rolling the milled sheet into a desired tubular geometry;
d. sharpening at least a portion of the plurality of openings to provide a cutting edge; and
e. joining a portion of the at least two opposing edges to secure the desired tubular geometry;
wherein prior to or after step b, the at least two opposing edges are sloped towards one another such that upon joining the
at least two opposing edges, a tapered hollow endodontic rotary file, instrument is formed having a shaft portion and a tip;
and

wherein the tapered hollow endodontic rotary file converges towards the tip such the a first diameter at the tip is smaller
than a second diameter along the shaft portion; and

wherein the predetermined pattern includes a variable groove having curves of decreasing amplitude.

US Pat. No. 9,543,942

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN IGBT DEVICE

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A control module for controlling at least one insulated gate bipolar transistor, IGBT, device; the control module comprising
at least one output arranged to be operably coupled to at least one IGBT driver module for the at least one IGBT device;
the control module is arranged to receive a first IGBT control signal indicating a required operating state of the at least
one IGBT device and at least one further IGBT control signal;

wherein the control module is further arranged to, upon the first IGBT control signal indicating a required change in operating
state of the at least one IGBT device:

control the at least one IGBT driver module to change an operating state of the at least one IGBT device by applying a first
logical state modulation at the output thereof; and

apply at least one further modulation to the logical state at the output thereof in accordance with the at least one further
IGBT control signal within a time period from the first logical state transition, the time period being less than a state
change reaction period ?t for the at least one IGBT device.

US Pat. No. 9,541,664

WIDE ACTIVATION ANGLE PINCH SENSOR

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A mounting member for mounting a pinch sensor to a sensor carrier that is mountable to an element of a vehicle, comprising:
a generally U shaped body that defines a slot, the slot having a first side wall with at least one hook feature thereon, and
a second side wall having at least one biasing member thereon,

wherein the at least one hook feature is positioned to engage corresponding hook members on a side of a sensor carrier and
wherein the at least one biasing member is positioned to urge the first side wall of the slot into engagement with the side
of the sensor carrier,

wherein the mounting member has a pinch sensor thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,541,277

WATERTIGHT PLASTIC LAMP SEAL

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A waterproof LED lamp comprising:
a housing having one or more LEDs disposed therein, said housing comprising:
a housing base including a body with a first opening, said first opening having an edge surrounded by a first sealing; and
an optical cover comprising a shell having a second opening, said second opening having a border surrounded by a second sealing
portion, said second sealing portion being configured to be removably inserted into said first sealing portion, forming a
water-tight seal between said housing base and said optical cover;

wherein at least one of said optical cover and said housing base comprises polycarbonate;
wherein said first sealing portion includes a rim, said rim having an innermost portion with a first lip, an outermost portion
with a second lip, and a pair of central lips disposed therebetween;

wherein the first lip extends to a height greater than the height of the second lip.

US Pat. No. 9,545,035

CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A container-type data center comprising:
a container;
a rack that is included in the container and incorporates electronic equipment;
a fan device that is included in the container and includes a plurality of first fans and a plurality of second fans of which
diameter is smaller than the diameter of the first fans, the first fans being disposed on a line which is a vertical direction
line with respect to a ground, two said second fans being disposed in a direction perpendicular to the line of the first fans
and between each of the first fans, the first fans and the second fans being alternately arranged on an opposing surface opposed
to the rack;

a temperature measurement unit that measures a temperature of a heat generation component incorporated in the electronic equipment;
and

a control unit that controls rotation of the first fans and rotation of the second fans based on the measured temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,545,013

FLIP CHIP INTERCONNECT SOLDER MASK

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate;
a masking layer including a plurality of elongated openings formed over a surface of the substrate;
a plurality of traces formed over the surface of the substrate including a first portion of the plurality of traces passing
beneath a first elongated opening of the plurality of elongated openings and parallel with respect to a first width across
the first elongated opening and a second portion of the plurality of traces passing beneath a second elongated opening of
the plurality of elongated openings and angled with respect to a second width across the second elongated opening; and

a semiconductor die disposed over the substrate and including a plurality of contact pads electrically connected to interconnect
sites on the traces.

US Pat. No. 9,543,819

ADAPTIVE BJT DRIVER FOR SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A switching power converter, comprising:
a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) power switch coupled to an inductor;
a base current driver configured to drive a base current into a base of the BJT power switch; and
a controller configured to control the base driver so that the BJT power switch cycles on and off according to the driving
of the base current, wherein the base current for each current cycle in at least some of the BJT power switch cycles starts
from a beginning value and is increased to a maximum value at a rate of change for the base current that is proportional to
a rate of change for a collector current for the BJT power switch in a previous cycle to the current cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,543,652

LOOP ANTENNA

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A loop antenna, comprising:
a first loop section, comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first loop section surrounds and defines an empty
area;

a second loop section, comprising a third end and a fourth end, the third end is connected to the second end, wherein the
second loop section surrounds the first loop section, an annular groove is formed between the first loop section and the second
loop section, the annular groove surrounds the first loop section in a rectangular path and has four sides, and a width of
the annular groove is between 1 mm and 10 mm;

a third loop section, comprising a fifth end and a sixth end, the fifth end connected to the fourth end, wherein the third
loop section surrounds the second loop section, and a width of a gap between the third loop section and the second loop section
is smaller than the width of each of the four sides of the annular groove; and

a first short element and second short element, wherein the second loop section is rectangular and comprising a first major
side and a second major side, the first major side is parallel to the second major side, the first short element is connected
to the first major side and the second major side, the second short element is connected to the first major side and the second
major side, and the empty area is located between the first short element and the second short element.

US Pat. No. 9,543,700

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor terminal, comprising:
an insulating material housing;
at least one spring-loaded clamping connection arranged in the insulating material housing;
at least one actuation element pivotably accommodated in the insulating material housing and configured to open at least one
spring-loaded clamping connection associated with the at least one actuation element,

wherein the at least one actuation element comprises i) two side wall portions spaced from one another and at least partially
entering the insulating material housing, and ii) a pivot bearing region, wherein opposite said pivot bearing region the at
least two side wall portions are connected to each other by a transverse web to form a lever arm, the pivot bearing region
of each mutually distanced side wall portion forming an axis of rotation, about which the at least one actuation element is
pivotably mounted in the insulating material housing, and

wherein the spring-loaded clamping connection associated with the at least one actuation element is at least partially accommodated
in a space between the pivot bearing region of the at least one actuation element, the pivot bearing region having actuation
portions configured to act on an associated clamping spring of a spring-loaded clamping connection as the actuation element
pivots from a closed position, in which the at least one actuation element is pivoted in a position such that the associated
transverse web is adjacent the insulating material housing and a clamping point formed by the spring-loaded clamping connection
for clamping an electrical conductor is closed, into an open position, in which the at least one actuation element is pivoted
in a position such that the associated transvers web is away from the insulating material housing and a clamping point formed
by the spring-loaded clamping connection for clamping an electrical conductor is open, and

wherein the actuation portions are arranged on the pivot bearing region at a distance from one another that is less than the
distance between the side wall portions,

wherein the actuation portions extends parallel to the side wall portions and is formed integrally with the side wall portions,
such that a guide slot is provided between an actuation portion and the associated, directly adjacent side wall portion, and
a guide web of the insulating material housing enters an associated guide slot for guiding the actuation element in the event
of a pivot motion about an axis of rotation in the pivot bearing region.

US Pat. No. 9,538,953

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING FORCE OF A KNEE JOINT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A joint distractor for distracting a patient's knee joint, the joint distractor comprising: a cradle extending in a longitudinal
direction, the cradle being configured to receive and secure a sensor module;
a first distractor component including a first body movably coupled to a first side of the cradle and a first tibial paddle
and a first femoral paddle that extend from the first body the longitudinal direction, the first tibial paddle being configured
to contact a tibial paddle of the sensor module when the sensor module is positioned in the cradle and the first femoral paddle
being configured to contact a distal end of a femur of a patient when the joint distractor is positioned in the patient's
knee joint between the patient's tibia and femur; the first femoral paddle being movable with respect to the first tibial
paddle to define a first displacement between the patient's tibia and femur; and

a second distractor component including a second body movably coupled to a second side of the cradle and a second tibial paddle
and a second femoral paddle that extend from the second body the longitudinal direction, the second tibial paddle being configured
to contact the tibial paddle of the sensor module when the sensor module is positioned in the cradle and the second femoral
paddle being configured to contact the distal end of the femur of the patient when the joint distractor is positioned in the
patient's knee joint between the patient's tibia and femur, the second femoral paddle being movable with respect to the second
tibial paddle to define a second displacement between the patient's tibia and femur;

wherein the first distractor component and the second distractor component are movable with respect to the cradle in the longitudinal
direction to permit selectively extending one of the distractor components beyond the other distractor component in the longitudinal
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,545,038

INVERTER HOUSING

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. An inverter housing comprising: a body having a plate shape; a plurality of capacitor insertion portions formed to be recessed
in a first direction of the body, so that capacitors are inserted there into, and also integrally arranged to be spaced from
each other; a plurality of switching device installation portions configured as spaces in which switching devices are installed,
and arranged between the capacitor insertion portions in a second direction of the body opposite to the first direction; and
a plurality of heat dissipation fins installed in the first direction of the body to face the switching devices with the body
interposed there betweenl wherein the heat dissipation fins are radially arranged on the body; wherein the body has a circular
plate shape, and wherein the capacitors and the heat dissipation fins are alternately arranged in a circular shape along an
inner edge of the circular plate-shaped body.

US Pat. No. 9,543,825

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A power conversion apparatus, comprising:
an output capacitor;
an AC-to-DC conversion circuit, configured to convert an AC power into a DC power;
a transformer-based auxiliary circuit, providing a leakage inductance energy;
an inrush suppression component, connected in series between the AC-to-DC conversion circuit and the output capacitor to provide
a first conduction path; and

a switching circuit, connected across the inrush suppression component to provide a second conduction path, and determining
whether to turn on the second conduction path in response to the leakage inductance energy,

wherein the AC-to-DC conversion circuit conducts the DC power to the output capacitor via the first conduction path when the
switching circuit cuts off the second conduction path in response to the leakage inductance energy,

wherein the AC-to-DC conversion circuit conducts the DC power to the output capacitor via the second conduction path when
the switching circuit turns on the second conduction path in response to the leakage inductance energy, and

wherein the transformer-based auxiliary circuit comprises an absorbing circuit to absorb energy generated by a leakage inductance
and provide non-absorbed energy of the leakage inductance to the switching circuit as the leakage inductance energy.

US Pat. No. 9,542,317

SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR DATA PROCESSING WITH MANAGEMENT OF A CACHE CONSISTENCY IN A NETWORK OF PROCESSORS WITH CACHE MEMORIES

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. A system for data processing with management of a cache consistency in a network of processors including cache memories,
the network including a main memory shared between the processors and a plurality of nodes for access to the main memory interconnected
with one another, the system comprising:
a set of directories distributed between the nodes of the network, each directory comprising a table of correspondence between
cache lines and information fields on the cache lines;

a first sub-network for a first physical interconnection of the nodes with one another implementing a first message transmission
protocol, the first protocol providing read/write access to the correspondence tables of the directories during any passage,
in the corresponding nodes, of a message passing through the first sub-network;

a second sub-network for a second physical interconnection of the nodes with one another, separate from the first sub-network,
implementing a second message transmission protocol, the second protocol excluding any read/write access to the correspondence
tables of the directories during any passage, in the corresponding nodes, of a message passing through the second sub-network.

US Pat. No. 9,539,441

RADIOTHERAPY SYSTEM WITH ADVANCED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. A radiotherapy apparatus, comprising:
a memory for storing a plurality of images; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, wherein the processor is configured to execute instructions for:
providing a carousel to display thumbnail images corresponding to the plurality of images to a user;
receiving an input from the user for selecting at least one thumbnail image displayed in the carousel;
generating a graphical user interface configured for displaying to the user at least one image stored in the memory corresponding
to the at least one thumbnail image selected from the carousel; and

generating a trend chart to display the graphical user interface, wherein a point on the trend chart is linked to a corresponding
thumbnail image in the carousel,

wherein the thumbnail images displayed in the carousel are in chronological order.

US Pat. No. 9,538,845

SYNCHRONOUS MECHANISM OF SLIDE RAIL

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. A synchronous mechanism of a slide rail, and the slide rail including an inner rail, a middle rail and an outer rail, and
the synchronous mechanism driving the inner rail, the middle rail and the outer rail to be sequentially pulled out or pushed
in, and a direction of pulling out the rail being defined as a front side, and the synchronous mechanism comprising:
a first hooked bracket, movably and pivotally coupled to a surface of the middle rail, and having a first elastic portion
and a first stop portion disposed on two opposite sides of the first hooked bracket respectively, and a first lever installed
to a side of the first stop portion;

a second hooked bracket, movably and pivotally coupled to a surface of the middle rail, and disposed with a spacing apart
from a side of the first hooked bracket, and having a second elastic portion and a second stop portion disposed on two opposite
sides of the second hooked bracket respectively, and a second lever installed to a side of the second stop portion;

an inner hook set, installed in a middle section of the inner rail, and disposed on a surface configured to be corresponsive
to the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket, and the inner hook set moving synchronously with the inner rail
and interacting with the first hooked bracket in a moving process; and

an outer hook set, installed at a front section of the outer rail, and disposed on a surface configured to be corresponsive
to the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket, and the outer hook set moving synchronously with the outer rail,
and interacting with the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket in a moving process; such that the inner rail
and the middle rail are moved synchronously when the slide rail is pulled out, since the inner hook set is limited by the
first hooked bracket, and the middle rail is pulled out with respect to the outer rail until the outer hook set is interacted
with the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket, and the limit of the first hooked bracket and the second hooked
bracket with the inner hook set is released, so that the inner rail can be pulled out with respect to the middle rail; on
the other hand, when the slide rail is pushed in, the outer rail and the middle rail remain still since the outer hook set
is limited by the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket, and the inner rail is pushed in with respect to the
middle rail until the inner hook set is interacted with the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket, and the limit
of the first hooked bracket and the second hooked bracket with the outer hook set is released, before the middle rail can
be pushed in with respect to the outer rail.

US Pat. No. 9,543,707

CONNECTOR CASE AND SHELL SECUREMENT

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a contact coming into contact with a connection target to be electrically connected thereto;
a contact holder formed of resin, the contact holder housing and holding the contact therein;
a shell formed of metal and accommodating the contact holder;
a case formed of resin and accommodating the shell; and
a stopper inserted into a first hole portion formed in the case and a second hole portion formed in the shell, the second
hole portion having a same shape as the first hole portion and being overlapped with the first hole portion,

wherein the first hole portion and the second hole portion have rectangular opening shapes;
an inner end of the stopper which comes into contact with an outer wall of the contact holder has a same shape as the opening
shapes of the first and second hole portions; and

when the stopper is inserted into the first hole portion and the second hole portion, the inner end of the stopper comes into
contact with the outer wall of the contact holder.

US Pat. No. 9,543,258

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING HOLES IN SUBSTRATE TO INTERCONNECT TOP SHIELD AND GROUND SHIELD

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate including a first shielding layer disposed within the substrate;
a semiconductor die disposed over the first shielding layer, wherein a surface area of the first shielding layer is greater
than a surface area of the semiconductor die to extend beyond opposing sides of the semiconductor die; and

a second shielding layer formed over the semiconductor die and extending into the substrate to the first shielding layer.
US Pat. No. 9,540,553

WEATHER RESISTANT POLYOXYMETHYLENE COMPOSITIONS

Ticona GmbH, Sulzbach (T...

1. A composition comprising
a) at least one polyoxymethylene (A) having terminal OH-groups of more than 20 mmol/kg, the at least one polyoxymethylene
being present in the composition in an amount ranging from 55 wt. % up to 95 wt. %,

b) at least one coupling agent (B) comprising a polyisocyanate,
c) one or more hindered amine light stabilizer(s) (C) having a molecular weight ranging from 500 to 1000 g/mol, and
d) optionally at least one reinforcing fiber (D).

US Pat. No. 9,544,123

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND NOISE-CANCELLATION METHOD

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a down converter for decreasing the frequency of a first RF signal to generate the baseband signal;
a coupler, coupled to the down converter, wherein the coupler receives the baseband signal;
a noise-estimation apparatus, connected to the coupler, wherein the noise-estimation apparatus receives the baseband signal
and subtract a predetermined synchronization preamble from the baseband signal to obtain a noise-estimation signal, and the
predetermined synchronization preamble conforms to the IEEE 802.11bg standard and/or the IEEE 802.11n standard;

an assembly unit, connected to the coupler and the noise-estimation apparatus, wherein the assembly unit receives the baseband
signal from the coupler and the noise-estimation signal from noise-estimation apparatus and subtracts the noise-estimation
signal from the baseband signal to obtain an output signal; and

a demodulator, coupled to the assembly unit, wherein the assembly unit outputs the output signal to the demodulator without
passing through the down converter and the coupler.

US Pat. No. 9,541,607

SCREENING METHOD FOR ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A method of iteratively screening a lot of electrolytic capacitors having a predetermined rated voltage, the method comprising:
measuring a first leakage current of a first set of capacitors in the lot and calculating a first mean leakage current therefrom;
removing capacitors from the first set that have a measured first leakage current equal to or above a first predetermined
value, thereby forming a second set of capacitors to be subjected to additional testing, the first predetermined value being
equal to one or more standard deviations above the first mean leakage current;

subjecting the second set of capacitors to a burn in treatment, wherein the burn in treatment comprises applying a predetermined
test voltage to the capacitors that is from about 0.8 to about 1.2 times the rated voltage;

after the burn in treatment, measuring a second leakage current of the second set of capacitors and calculating a second mean
leakage current therefrom; and

removing capacitors from the second set that have a measured second leakage current equal to or above a second predetermined
value, thereby forming a third set of capacitors to be subjected to additional testing, the second predetermined value being
equal to one or more standard deviations above the second mean leakage current.

US Pat. No. 9,540,795

WEAR ASSEMBLY

Bradken Resources Pty Lim...

1. A method of assembling a wear member to a digging device, the method comprising:
mounting a lock to the digging device and adjusting the lock into an extended configuration so that at least one locking element
of the lock projects outwardly from the lock's mounting; prior to

assembling the wear member to the digging device; prior to
adjusting the lock from its extended configuration towards a retracted configuration by moving the locking element inwardly
towards the lock's mounting, thereby causing the wear member to be locked to the digging device.

US Pat. No. 9,539,558

HYDROGEN MEMBRANE SEPARATOR

Intelligent Energy Limite...

1. A gas-liquid separation apparatus comprising:
a housing containing a mixture of liquid and gas and a gas output composite comprises at least two gas-permeable, substantially
liquid-impermeable membranes and a lattice structure separating the two membranes wherein the gas flows through at least one
membrane into the gas output composite to an outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,544,992

PCB HAVING OFFSET DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL ROUTING

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
at least one electrical signal trace elongate along a first direction;
an electrically conductive ground layer disposed below the at least one electrical signal trace along a second direction that
is perpendicular to the first direction, the electrically conductive ground layer extending along a plane that is normal to
the second direction;

a first linear array that includes at least one electrically conductive signal via and at least one electrically conductive
ground via, the first linear array oriented along the first direction;

a second linear array that includes at least one electrically conductive signal via and at least one electrically conductive
ground via, the second linear array being oriented along the first direction and being spaced from and consecutive with the
first linear array along a third direction that is perpendicular with respect to each of the first and second directions such
that no other linear arrays that (i) are oriented along the first direction and (ii) include an electrically conductive signal
via are disposed between the first linear array and the second linear array with respect to the third direction; and

at least one group of ground isolation vias that is oriented along the first direction, the at least one group of ground isolation
vias disposed between the at least one electrical signal trace and the second linear array with respect to the third direction,

wherein the at least one electrical signal trace is disposed between the first and second linear arrays with respect to the
third direction.

US Pat. No. 9,544,975

LIGHTING CONTROL SWITCH APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

YWIRE TECHNOLOGIES INC., ...

1. An addressable controller for installation in a building comprising an electrical power distribution wiring, a room, a
device box in the room, a light fixture comprising a lighting element positioned for illuminating the room and at least one
addressable space sensing sensor remote from said addressable controller and comprising a sensor communications stack and
a sensor powerline modem for transmitting sensed data using the electrical distribution wiring, the controller comprising:
a housing dimensioned to fit in the device box;
a microprocessor powerable by the electrical distribution wiring;
a controller communications stack;
a controller powerline modem,
a memory;
microprocessor-executable instructions stored in said memory; and
a relay for controlling delivery of electricity to the light fixture;
wherein the sensed data is received from the at least one addressable space sensing sensor via said controller communications
stack, said controller powerline modem and the electrical distribution wiring, said microprocessor energizing and de-energizing
said relay in accordance with the sensed data and said computer-executable instructions in order to one of illuminate and
extinguish the lighting element.

US Pat. No. 9,539,425

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS BY STIMULATION OF MEDIAL THALAMIC REGION

Intelect Medical, Inc., ...

1. A method of treating a condition selected from the group consisting of: a movement disorder or improvement of movement
function, wherein the method comprises:
sensing neuronal electrical activity from a sensor placed in intralaminar nuclei of a patient;
delivering, in response to the sensing, a first stimulus to a first target site that is the intralaminar nuclei of the patient;
and

delivering a second stimulus to a second target site selected from the group consisting of a globus pallidus interna, lateral
thalamus, substantia nigra, pedunculopontine nuclei, premotor cortex, motor cortex, and sensory cortex, wherein the condition
being treated is a movement disorder or improvement of movement function affected by the movement disorder.

US Pat. No. 9,544,926

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAGING OFF-LINE STATE TERMINALS

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC, N...

1. A communications terminal for transmitting data to and receiving data from a mobile communications network, the mobile
communications network including a radio network part, a core network part and a virtual mobility manager, the radio network
part having a plurality of base stations arranged to transmit data to and receive data from the communications terminal via
a radio access interface, and the core network part including at least one packet data network gateway arranged to route data
to and receive data from the base stations of the radio network part via the core network and a mobility manager arranged
to track a location of the communications terminal within the mobile communications network for routing the data to and receiving
the data from the communications terminal via the radio network part in accordance with context information of the communications
terminal, the communications terminal comprising:
circuitry configured to:
transmit, via at least one of the base stations to the virtual mobility manager, an indication that the communications terminal
is entering an off-line state, the virtual mobility manager storing at least part of the context information of the communications
terminal in response to the indication;

receive a paging message from the virtual mobility manager when the communications terminal is in the off-line state and after
occurrence of a triggering event, the paging message indicating that the communications terminal should move to an attached
state; and

establish a communications bearer, with the mobile communications network after the communications terminal has moved to the
attached state, the communications bearer for communicating data with the mobile communications network.

US Pat. No. 9,544,625

TOPOGRAPHIC FRAUD DETECTION

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A system to detect topographic fraud, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory in communication with the processor, the memory storing a plurality of instructions for directing the processor to:
send a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) query to a device;
receive an acknowledgement message from the device in response to the SNMP query, wherein the acknowledgement message includes
a Media Access Control (MAC) address of the device;

determine a current geographic location for the device based on the MAC address received in response to the SNMP query;
determine a geographic radius within which the device is to be operated; and
determine whether the current geographic location is outside of the geographic radius.

US Pat. No. 9,543,762

WIRE CONNECTING METHOD AND CONVERTER STATION FOR ULTRA-HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT POWER TRANSMISSION, AND ULTRA-HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

State Grid Corporation of...

1. A connection method for UHVDC transmission at rectification side, comprising:
setting an UHV HV converter station at rectification side comprising two HV valve halls with different polarities and an UHV
LV converter station at rectification side comprising two LV valve halls with different polarities, respectively;

said UHV LV converter station at rectification side receiving a first AC power from a first power source collection point,
converting said first AC power into a first low voltage DC power and inputting it into said UHV HV converter station at rectification
side;

said UHV HV converter station at rectification side receiving a second AC power from a second power source collection point
and said first low voltage DC power, rectifying said second AC power and superimposing it with said first low voltage DC power
to generate a first UHVDC power and outputting the first UHVDC power via an UHV DC transmission line, wherein said two HV
valve halls with different polarities are located at different locations and/or said two LV valve halls with different polarities
are located at different locations.

US Pat. No. 9,541,383

OPTICAL SYSTEM HAVING A RETURN PLANAR WAVEGUIDE

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Dania ...

1. A waveguide apparatus, comprising:
a first planar waveguide having a first end, a second end, a first face, and a second face; and
a diffractive optical element operatively coupled to the first planar waveguide; and
a second planar waveguide having a first end, a second end, a first face, and a second face;
wherein the respective first ends of the first and second planar waveguides are adjacent each other,
wherein the respective second ends of the first and second planar waveguides are adjacent each other,
wherein the respective first and second ends of the first and second planar waveguides are opposed to each other along respective
lengths of the first and second planar waveguides,

wherein the respective first and the second faces of the first and second planar waveguides form respective first and second
at least partially internally reflective optical paths along respective portions of the lengths of the first and second planar
waveguides,

wherein the diffractive optical element is configured to interrupt the first at least partially internally reflective optical
paths to provide a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and an interior of the first planar waveguide via the first
face thereof at respective positions along a portion of the length of the first planar waveguide, and

wherein the first and second planar at least partially internally reflective optical paths are oriented in opposite directions.

US Pat. No. 9,540,385

PYRROLOPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS AS KINASE INHIBITORS

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

26. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and a compound of any one of claim 1, 2, or 25.

US Pat. No. 9,543,420

PROTECTION DEVICE AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first region of semiconductor material having a first conductivity type and a first dopant concentration;
a base well region within the first region, the base well region having the first conductivity type and a second dopant concentration
greater than the first dopant concentration of the first region;

a base contact region within the base well region, the base contact region having the first conductivity type and a third
dopant concentration greater than the first dopant concentration;

an emitter region of semiconductor material within the base well region, the emitter region having a second conductivity type
opposite the first conductivity type; and

a collector region of semiconductor material having the second conductivity type, wherein:
at least a portion of the first region resides between the emitter region and the collector region;
a depth of the collector region is greater than a depth of the emitter region;
a depth of a second portion of the first region underlying the emitter region is greater than or equal to the depth of the
collector region;

at least a portion of the base well region resides between the emitter region and the collector region; and
the depth of the collector region is greater than a depth of the base well region.

US Pat. No. 9,543,977

DECIMATORLESS CONTINUOUS-TIME DELTA-SIGMA ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL RECEIVER

Himax Technologies Limite...

1. A decimatorless continuous-time delta-sigma analog-to-digital receiver, comprising:
a continuous-time delta-sigma modulator (CTDSM) that receives a receiving signal and is configured to encode analog signals
into digital signals; and

a demodulator that receives a single digital output of the CTDSM and is configured to recover information content from the
receiving signal;

wherein no decimator is used to down convert a sampling rate of the receiving signal;
wherein the CTDSM itself possesses a low-pass filtering function and thus no low-pass filter is required to precede the CTDSM;
wherein the demodulator works at a frequency that is at least higher than a cut-off frequency of the low-pass filtering function;
and

wherein the demodulator comprises a quadrature demodulator, which comprises:
a pair of phase mixers that respectively multiply the single digital output of the CTDSM by two quadrature carriers that are
out of phase with each other, thereby resulting in phase mixed digital outputs, respectively, each said phase mixer comprising
a quadrature carrier table; and

a pair of adders that sum up the phase mixed digital outputs from the pair of phase mixers, respectively, thereby resulting
in recovered contents of the receiving signal, wherein each said adder comprises a plurality of carry counters that are correspondingly
triggered by different bits of the phase mixed digital output and a summer that sums up shifted outputs of the carry counters.

US Pat. No. 9,543,651

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION ANTENNA

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A near field communication (NFC) antenna, comprising:
a dielectric substrate;
a coil, disposed on the dielectric substrate, wherein the coil has a rectangular shape which has two long sides and two short
sides; and

a coupling structure, comprising a plurality of coupling branches, wherein each of the coupling branches has two ends respectively
connected to two different connection points on the coil, and the coupling branch is interconnected between the two long sides
of the coil,

wherein the coil and the coupling structure are respectively disposed on two opposite surfaces of the dielectric substrate,
and

wherein the coil disposed on, the dielectric substrate comprises a left region, a central region, and a right region, the
plurality of coupling branches are disposed in the left region and the right region symmetrically, and the left region is
completely separated from the right region by the central region.

US Pat. No. 9,542,624

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

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for recognizing blocky prohibited articles, explosives or drugs, characterized in that, comprising steps of:
(1) reading in tomogram data for one tomogram of an object to be inspected;
(2) pre-processing the current tomogram data;
(3) splitting the pre-processed tomogram data into a plurality of regions that have similar physical properties;
(4) as for each split region, physical property thereof is searched in a database of prohibited articles, explosives or drugs,
wherein if the physical property searched is prohibitive, then the split region is recognized as an effective blocky region;

(5) determining whether the blocky region recognized in the current tomogram can be merged with the blocky region detected
from the previous tomogram, so as to form a blocky target;

(6) determining whether each detected blocky target is finished or complete;
(7) repeating steps (1)-(46) and processing each tomogram data layer by layer, until all of the tomogram data have been processed.
US Pat. No. 9,540,320

PYRROL-1-YL BENZOIC ACID DERIVATIVES USEFUL AS MYC INHIBITORS

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

1. A method for identifying a test compound as a Myc inhibitor comprising:
(a) combining a nucleic acid labeled with a fluorescence donor with Myc and a Max labeled with a fluorescence acceptor in
presence of the test compound;

(b) detecting the binding of Myc and the labeled Max to the labeled nucleic acid using proximity-based luminescence detection;
and
(c) identifying the test compound as a Myc inhibitor when the proximity-based luminescence detection signal is decreased in
the presence of the test compound relative to the proximity-based luminescence detection signal in the absence of the test
compound.

US Pat. No. 9,541,750

TELECENTRIC, WIDE-FIELD FLUORESCENCE SCANNING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

LI-COR, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. A fluorescence imaging system, comprising:
a source subsystem having:
a sample platform holding a fluorescent material;
a light source that illuminates the fluorescent material with excitation light in an absorption band of the fluorescent material;
and

a first filter that passes wavelengths of light other than the excitation light, the first filter being positioned in a first
light path between the sample platform and an entry aperture stop of a bi-telecentric optical imaging system;

a detector subsystem for detecting light from the fluorescent material, comprising;
a light detector having an array of sensing locations; and
a second filter that passes wavelengths of light in an emission band of the fluorescent material, the second filter being
positioned in a second light path between the light detector and an exit aperture stop of the bi-telecentric optical imaging
system; and

the bi-telecentric optical imaging system comprising imaging optics arranged and positioned such that a first telecentric
space exists in the first light path between the sample platform and the entry aperture stop wherein Principal rays from a
plurality of field points on the sample platform are parallel to each other when passing through the first filter; and such
that a second telecentric space exists in the second light path between the light detector and the exit aperture stop wherein
the Principal rays from the plurality of field points are parallel to each other when passing through the second filter,

wherein contiguous field points on the sample platform are simultaneously imaged onto contiguous sensing locations on the
light detector.

US Pat. No. 9,541,403

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING ROUTE

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A maritime route display device configured for use on a ship, comprising:
a display device;
a Global Positioning System (GPS) sensor;
a non-volatile memory device; and
a processor configured to:
acquire a position and a direction of the ship at least from the GPS sensor;
store positional information of a beacon or a channel buoy on the non-volatile memory device;
store a route defined by a plurality of operator-specified waypoints on the non-volatile memory device;
display a straight line representation of the entire route that includes the plurality of operator-specified waypoints located
at intervals along the straight line in proportion to actual relative distances between the waypoints in a vertical axis of
the display device;

determine positional relations of the ship and the one or more targets with respect to the route in left-and-right directions
of the route, the one or more targets including the beacon or the channel buoy;

display the ship and one or more targets in a horizontal axis of the display device with respect to the straight line representation
of the entire route according to the determined positional relations of the ship and one or more targets with respect to the
route; and

control a display position of the ship and the one or more targets with respect to the straight line representation of the
entire route.

US Pat. No. 9,541,156

ACTUATOR UNIT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Actuator unit for a motor vehicle having a door lock, the actuator unit comprising:
a housing;
a drive arranged in the housing;
an actuator element acted upon by the drive for operating the door lock; and
at least one rubber bearing engageable between the housing and the drive, the rubber bearing retaining a base portion of the
drive,

wherein the housing includes mounting projections that are spaced from one another and arranged along an engaging surface
between the housing and the rubber bearing, and

wherein the rubber bearing includes a plurality of mounting recesses that are arranged in an axial direction and engageable
with the mounting projections,

wherein the rubber bearing is configured as a cylindrical rubber bearing ring and the rubber bearing ring has a wave-shaped
cross section in an axial direction at a circumference of the rubber bearing ring.

US Pat. No. 9,541,050

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL FOR IMPROVED FUEL EFFICIENCY

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. An engine controller suitable for use with an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, each cylinder
having an associated piston and being arranged to operate in a succession of working cycles having at least four strokes,
the engine controller comprising:
a skip fire controller arranged to direct operation of the engine in a skip fire mode that causes selected active working
cycles to be fired and selected skipped working cycles not to be fired, the skip fire controller being arranged to make firing
decisions, wherein the firing decisions are made on a working cycle by working cycle basis; and

wherein the engine controller is arranged to deactivate skipped working chambers during selected skipped working cycles to
thereby prevent pumping air through the skipped working chambers during the selected skipped working cycles.

US Pat. No. 9,541,035

EGR DEVICE HAVING SLIDABLE VALVE

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An EGR device comprising:
a housing having an outer pipe and an inner structure, the inner structure located inside the outer pipe to define an annular
passage externally with the outer pipe, the inner structure defining an inner passage internally, the inner structure having
a plurality of apertures; and

a valve in a tubular shape and located inside the inner structure, wherein
the valve is slidable in an axial direction to communicate the annular passage with the inner passage through the apertures
and to block the inner passage from the annular passage.

US Pat. No. 9,544,788

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOTION DETECTION USING DIGITAL ENHANCED CORDLESS TELECOMMUNICAITON (DECT) SIGNALS

DSP Group Ltd., Herzliya...

1. A digital enhanced cordless telecommunication (DECT) base station, the DECT base station comprises:
a transmitter that is arranged to transmit, at different points of time, downlink transmitted DECT signals to another DECT
device that differs from the DECT base station;

a receiver that is arranged to receive from the other DECT device downlink reception information indicative of attributes
of downlink received DECT signals that were received by the other DECT device as a result of the transmission of the downlink
transmitted DECT signals; and

a processor that is arranged to process the downlink reception information to detect a motion that affects a reception of
the downlink received DECT signals by the other device, the motion is of an object that differs from the DECT base station
and the other DECT device;

wherein the downlink transmitted DECT signals are DECT beacons;
wherein the downlink received DECT signals are received DECT beacons;
wherein the attributes of the received DECT beacons relate to intensities of the received DECT beacons; and
wherein the processor is arranged to detect the motion by finding that the downlink reception information is indicative of
changes of intensities between different received DECT beacons that differ from expected changes of intensities at an absence
of motion that affects the reception of the downlink received DECT signals by the other device.

US Pat. No. 9,541,730

IMAGING LENS

Optical Logic Inc., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:
a first lens group having positive refractive power;
a second lens group having positive refractive power; and
a third lens group having negative refractive power, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens having negative refractive
power, and a third lens having negative refractive power,

said second lens group includes a fourth lens and a fifth lens,
said third lens group includes a sixth lens and a seventh lens, and
said sixth lens and said seventh lens have a composite focal length f67, said first lens has an Abbe's number ?d1, said second lens has an Abbe's number ?d2, and said third lens has an Abbe's number ?d3 so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied:

?1.7
40
20
20 where f is a focal length of a whole lens system.

US Pat. No. 9,543,630

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first coupler having a first terminal for inputting a high-frequency signal, a second terminal coupled to the first terminal,
and third and fourth terminals for distributing thereto the signal inputted from the first terminal;

a first filter coupled to the second terminal; and
a first line having one end connected to the third terminal and the other end connected to the fourth terminal;
wherein the first filter has a capacitor connected between the second terminal and a reference potential and a second line
having one end connected to the second terminal and the other end left open, the first line having a line length twice that
of the second line.

US Pat. No. 9,543,122

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN RF GENERATOR

RENO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1. An RF generator comprising:
an RF amplifier comprising an RF input, a DC input, and an RF output, the RF amplifier configured to:
receive at the RF input an RF signal from an RF source;
receive at the DC input a DC voltage from a DC source; and
provide an output power at the RF output; and
a control unit operably coupled to the DC source and the RF source, the control unit configured to:
receive a power setpoint indicative of a desired output power at the RF output;
determine a power dissipation at the RF generator; and
alter the DC voltage to a final DC voltage that decreases the power dissipation at the RF generator while enabling the output
power at the RF output to be substantially equal to the power setpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,541,905

CONTEXT SENSITIVE MOBILE CONTROL IN A PROCESS PLANT

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A method for contextual operation of a mobile device in a process control environment, the method including:
acquiring at the mobile device information to identify a process entity in the process control environment;
determining a proximity of the mobile device to the process entity based, at least in part, on the acquired information;
receiving at the mobile device from a supervisor engine work item data specifying the process entity and a target function
associated with the process entity; and

automatically triggering an event at the mobile device to facilitate implementing the target function associated with the
process entity in response to determining the proximity and identifying the work item data.

US Pat. No. 9,539,268

THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING IMIDAZOLE AND IMIDAZOLIUM COMPOUNDS

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating arthritis comprising orally administering a dosage form to a mammal in need thereof, wherein the dosage
form comprises:

(Ion B) in a salt form, in an amount that is less than 0.1% w/w and greater than 0% w/w; or

(Ion C) in a salt form, in an amount that is less than 0.1% w/w and greater than 0% w/w;
wherein each A is independently an acidic functional group;
wherein, if present, the bioavailability of Compound A in the dosage form is from about 1.1% to about 4%.

US Pat. No. 9,538,769

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEELING AND DEVEINING SHRIMP

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

1. A method for processing a raw shrimp, comprising:
cutting a slit in the back of a raw, head-on shrimp through the shell only deep enough to expose the vein to produce a head-on,
back-slit shrimp;

subjecting the head-on, back-slit shrimp to a turbulent flow of water to remove the head and at least some of the vein from
the head-on, back-slit shrimp to produce a headless shrimp with residual shell;

removing residual shell and vein from the headless shrimp in a roller-type peeler.

US Pat. No. 9,544,861

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING TRANSMITTER TEMPERATURE AND POWER WITHIN A GROUP OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

8. A wireless communication device (WCD), comprising:
a processing system; and
a transceiver, wherein the processing system includes program instructions that control the processing system to:
receiving one or more metrics from at least two members of a group whose members are wireless communication devices, wherein
the members of the group have agreed to share resources within the group and have their wireless connections controlled by
the WCD; and

managing the wireless connections of the at least two members, based on the one or more metrics, to optimize performance of
the at least two members, wherein the one or more metrics comprise at least one temperature based metric and wherein the at
least one temperature based metric comprises at least one of a radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) temperature, an RFPA
temperature threshold, an RFPA temperature rate of change, an RFPA temperature characterization, an RFPA temperature characterization
identifier, and an RFPA temperature cutback duration.

US Pat. No. 9,541,900

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BEAM SHAPING HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENT

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

1. A method for producing a beam shaping holographic optical element, which is configured to generate diffracted beams configured
to reconstruct an image of a diffusor irrespectively of the point of impact of a pencil of light on the beam shaping holographic
optical element, comprising:
providing a recording element;
providing a master element comprising a particular pattern;
forming a recording stack comprising the recording element and the master element such that the master element is arranged
to the recording element in a closed-copy distance;

irradiating at least a part of the recording stack with a reconstruction beam; and
irradiating at least a part of the recording stack with a reference beam,
wherein at least one of the reconstruction beam or reference beam penetrates the master element to record the pattern of the
master element onto the recording element that is positioned outside an image plane of a real image generated by the master
element.

US Pat. No. 9,539,567

CATALYSTS

SASOL TECHNOLOGY (PROPRIE...

1. A method of preparing a catalyst precursor, the method comprising
contacting a catalyst support material with a modifying component precursor in an impregnating liquid medium wherein the impregnating
liquid medium comprises a mixture of water and an organic liquid solvent for the modifying component precursor, which mixture
contains at least 2.5% by volume water, but less than 12% by volume water based on the total volume of the impregnating liquid
medium, the catalyst support material is selected from the group consisting of a catalyst support precursor which is convertible
to a catalyst support upon calcination thereof, the catalyst support being in the form of a metal oxide which is an oxide
of a metal selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Ti, Mg, Zr and Zn; and a catalyst support selected from the group
consisting of alumina in the form of one or more aluminium oxides, silica (SiO2), titania (TiO2), magnesia (MgO), zirconium
oxide (ZrO2), zinc oxide (ZnO) and mixtures thereof; and the modifying component precursor comprises a compound of a modifying
component selected from the group consisting of Si, Zr, Ti, Cu, Zn, Mn, Ba, Ni, Al, V, W, La and mixtures of two or more thereof,
thereby to obtain a modifying component containing catalyst support material;

optionally, calcining the modifying component containing catalyst support material at a temperature above 100° C. to obtain
a modified catalyst support; and

introducing a precursor compound of cobalt (Co) as an active catalyst component onto and/or into (i) the catalyst support
material prior to contacting the catalyst support material with the modifying component precursor; (ii) the modifying component
containing catalyst support material; and/or (iii) the modified catalyst support, thereby to obtain a catalyst precursor.

US Pat. No. 9,544,976

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING INTELLIGENT LIGHTING NETWORKS

IDS-IP HOLDINGS LLC, San...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network, the system comprising:
at least one router operably connected to Internet and a local network;
at least one line card including:
(a) at least one physical channel connected to an output port;
(b) a power conditioning module operably powering the at least one physical channel; and
(c) a controller, said controller configured to control an amount of conditioned power using one or more pulse width modulators,
and control start and stop times of the one or more pulse width modulators;

at least one power distribution unit having a lighting system controller and the at least one line card;
at least one Power-over-Ethernet switch configured to:
(a) control the flow of a lighting system switch and sensor data within the LED lighting network; and
(b) supply direct current power to the at least one power distribution unit;
a structured cabling network that is connected to the output port of the at least one line card; and
an LED fixture that is connected to a homerun cable that is connected to the output port of the at least one line card.

US Pat. No. 9,544,253

MULTIMEDIA CONVERSATION TRANSFER

GENBAND US LLC, Frisco, ...

1. A method performed by a first computing device to transfer a multimedia conversation to the first computing device, the
method comprising:
sending, to a first service node, a request to transfer a first communication session to the first computing device, the first
communication session using a first type of protocol, the first communication session being between a second computing device
and a first endpoint; and

sending, to a second service node, a request to transfer a second communication session to the first computing device, the
second communication session using a second type of protocol that is different from the first type of protocol, the second
communication session being between the second computing device and a second endpoint;

wherein the multimedia conversation comprises the first communication session and the second communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,541,899

FAST GENERATION OF PURE PHASE DIGITAL HOLOGRAMS

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A system, comprising:
at least one memory that stores computer-executable components; and
at least one processor that executes or facilitates execution of the computer executable components, comprising:
a holographic generator component that receives or generates a visual image that represents an object scene; and
a hologram processor component that converts the visual image to a sparse image to facilitate generating a complex hologram
of the object scene based at least in part on the sparse image, and converts the complex hologram to a phase hologram to facilitate
generation of a holographic image that represents the object scene based at least in part on the phase hologram, wherein the
complex hologram comprises a magnitude portion and a phase portion, and the phase hologram comprises the phase portion, wherein
the sparse image has a visual characteristic that is less dense than the visual image, and wherein, to facilitate the visual
image being converted to the sparse image, the hologram processor component downsamples an intensity distribution of object
points of the visual image by a defined downsampling factor, based at least in part on a lattice component, to generate a
sparse intensity distribution of the object points of the visual image.

US Pat. No. 9,541,587

INVERTING APPARATUS FOR AVOIDING MISJUDGEMENT OF MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING OPERATION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. An inverting apparatus, comprising:
an inverting circuit, receiving a direct current (DC) input power, and converting the DC input power into an alternating current
(AC) output power;

a detection circuit, detecting an input voltage and an input current of the DC input power under a plurality of time points;
and

a control circuit, coupled to the inverting circuit and the detection circuit, and providing a control signal for controlling
the inverting circuit to disturb the input voltage, so as to adjust a voltage value of the input voltage to a command voltage
represented by the control signal, wherein the control signal corresponds to the command voltage,

wherein the control circuit calculates an input power corresponding to each of the time points according to the input voltage
and the input current, calculates a power variation between a disturbed input power and an undisturbed input power,

when the power variation is determined to be greater than a predetermined variation, the power variation reflects a power
difference caused by a variation of the input voltage, the control circuit determines the power variation to be a valid power
variation, and a disturbance quantity is set based on a maximum power point tracking operation, wherein the maximum power
point tracking operation is to compare the disturbed input power and the undisturbed input power, so that the input power
approaches a maximum input power, and

when the power variation is determined to be smaller than or equal to the predetermined variation, the power variation is
another power difference caused by system noise, the control circuit determines the power variation to be an invalid power
variation and does not perform the maximum power point tracking operation according to the power variation, and the disturbance
quantity of a current time point is set according to a disturbance direction of the command voltage of a previous time point,
such that the command voltage is increased or decreased along the disturbance direction of the command voltage of the previous
time point.

US Pat. No. 9,540,382

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A method of treating cancer in a mammal comprising administering to the mammal a pharmaceutical formulation comprising:
(a) about 40 mgs to about 200 mgs of 1-((R)-3-(4-amino-3-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl)prop-2-en-1-one;
(b) about 40 wt % to about 50 wt % of a diluent;
(c) about 3 wt % to about 10 wt % of a disintegrating agent;
(d) about 2 wt % to about 7 wt % of a surfactant; and
(e) about 0.2 wt % to about 1.0 wt % of a lubricant,
wherein the cancer is
(i) a B cell malignancy,
(ii) lymphoma, leukemia, or a solid tumor, or
(iii) diffuse large B cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, B cell
prolymphocytic leukemia, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenström macroglobulinemia, splenic marginal zone lymphoma, plasma
cell myeloma, plasmacytoma, extranodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma, nodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma,
mediastinal (thymic) large B cell lymphoma, intravascular large B cell lymphoma, primary effusion lymphoma, burkitt lymphoma/leukemia,
lymphomatoid granulomatosis, or multiple myeloma.

US Pat. No. 9,544,995

FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE ATTACHING METHOD AND FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

Boe Technology Group Co.,...

11. A flexible substrate attachment structure, comprising:
a carrier substrate;
a flexible substrate pre-fixed on the carrier substrate via a first fixation structure; and
a pattern of a thin film on the flexible substrate, the pattern of the thin film contacting at least a part of the flexible
substrate and at least a part of the carrier substrate simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,544,951

PROGRAMMABLE LED DRIVER

3. An LED driver comprising:
a. a first stage, wherein the first stage converts AC power from an AC power source into a DC power source; and
b. a second stage receiving the DC power source from the first stage and further comprising:
i. a second stage step-down buck converter with a constant current output that receives power from the DC power source;
ii. a second stage intelligent step-down LED driver chip that runs a step down buck converter that produces the constant current
output to the external LED load;

iii. a microcontroller for controlling the second stage intelligent step down LED driver chip, wherein the microcontroller
provides programmable features for a user, wherein the programmable features provide user programmable variables to reprogram
the LED driver to alter default variables, wherein, the user input 0-10 VDC analog dimming is also read by the microcontroller,
which is converted into a PWM signal, per 4 types of available dimming curves and then sent to an LED Driver chip analog dimming
control pin IADJ, which controls an LED output current accordingly.

US Pat. No. 9,544,948

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE AND AN OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A household appliance power supply device comprising:
a switching converter that comprises a rectifying stage, electrically connected with a main power supply;
a bus capacitor electrically connected in parallel with at least one output terminal electrically connected with the rectifying
stage;

a first resonant tank and second resonant tank electrically connected with at least a terminal of the bus capacitor;
a first switching device and a second switching device, which have respectively a first switching period and a second switching
period and are electrically connected respectively with the first resonant tank and the second resonant tank; and

a control means configured to control the first switching device and the second switching device;
wherein the control means is configured to operate the first switching device independently from an operating condition of
the second switching device, so that at least one first electric quantity related to the operation of the first switching
device follows at least one corresponding reference first waveform and a first reference value; and

wherein the control means is configured to operate the second switching device depending on an operating condition of the
first switching device and based in part on a desired power output of the power supply device, so that the first switching
device and the second switching device work according to an interleaved mode, the second switching period is kept constantly
equal to the first switching period, and a delay between initiating operation of the first switching device and initiating
operation of the second switching device is based in part on the desired power output of the power supply device.

US Pat. No. 9,539,970

AIRBAG SENSOR MODULE AND CAR BODY INTEGRATED WITH AIRBAG SENSOR MODULE

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A car body integrated with an airbag sensor module comprising:
a car body provided with a pillar section which supports a ceiling of the car body from a bottom section of the car body or
supports a wind shield glass of the car body; and

an airbag sensor module provided on the pillar section and mounted in an adhesive manner, the airbag sensor module comprising:
a main substrate attached to the car body in the adhesive manner; and
a collision detecting sensor section for detecting the presence of a collision of the car body, which is formed on the main
substrate and comprises a strain sensor for measuring an amount of deformation that is deformed according to a deformation
of the car body according to the collision of the car body.

US Pat. No. 9,540,582

METHOD OF LUBRICATING A DRIVELINE DEVICE

The Lubrizol Corporation,...

1. A method of lubricating a driveline device comprising supplying to the driveline device a lubricating composition comprising:
(a) an oil of lubricating viscosity and
(b) 0.01 wt % to 3 wt % of a compound having 2 to 20 repeat units of a residue of a hydroxy-carboxylic acid, wherein the compound
is obtained/obtainable by a reacting a hydroxy-carboxylic acid with a hydrogen bonding donor capable of forming an ester or
amide group with a carboxylic acid group of the hydroxy-carboxylic acid,
wherein the hydrogen bonding donor is selected from at least one member of the group consisting of an alcohol, a primary mono-amine
and a secondary mono-amine,wherein the hydroxy-carboxylic acid is a hydroxy-substituted carboxylic acid having 2 to 10 carbon atoms,wherein, when the hydrogen bonding donor is a mono-ol, the mole ratio of mono-ol to the hydroxy-carboxylic acid ranges from
1:1.1 to 1:10, andwherein the driveline device is an axle, a gearbox or a manual transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,544,988

BOILING REFRIGERANT TYPE COOLING SYSTEM

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A boiling refrigerant type cooling system comprising:
a heat reception jacket, attached to a heat generating body provided on a circuit board, that vaporizes a liquid contained
inside by heat from the heat generating body;

a condenser that receives steam from the heat reception jacket and transmits heat to the outside so as to condense the steam
to the liquid;

a first pipe that conducts the steam from the heat reception jacket to the condenser; and
a second pipe that conducts the liquid from the condenser to the heat reception jacket,
wherein the heat reception jacket comprises a boiling heat transfer unit which contacts the liquid and is in thermal contact
with the heat generating body, and

wherein the boiling heat transfer unit comprises:
a plurality of parallel tunnels under a surface, wherein the plurality of parallel tunnels communicate with the outside via
gaps,

a groove formed through the plurality of parallel tunnels, wherein the groove is closer than the plurality of parallel tunnels
to the heat generating body, and

a cover plate on the groove.

US Pat. No. 9,543,939

TRIGGER CIRCUIT AND LIGHT APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A trigger circuit, comprising:
a high voltage protector configured to scale down a first voltage according to an internal voltage to output a second voltage
having a lower level than the first voltage;

a switching trigger configured to detect that the outputted second voltage falls below a certain voltage level to provide
a switching trigger signal; and

a switching controller configured to provide a switching control signal for turning on a driving switching element in response
to receiving the switching trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 9,543,322

METHODS FOR PRODUCING A THIN FILM FERROELECTRIC DEVICE USING A TWO-STEP TEMPERATURE PROCESS ON AN ORGANIC POLYMERIC FERROELECTRIC PRECURSOR MATERIAL STACKED BETWEEN TWO CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS

SABIC Global Technologies...

21. A method for producing a thin film ferroelectric device, the method comprising:
(a) subjecting a stack comprising a first conductive material, a second conductive material, and an organic polymeric ferroelectric
precursor material at least partially between the first and second conductive materials to a first temperature above a melting
temperature of the organic polymeric ferroelectric precursor material to form an organic polymeric ferroelectric material
having ferroelectric hysteresis properties; and

(b) subjecting the stack to a second temperature below the melting temperature of the organic polymeric ferroelectric precursor
material to densify the organic polymeric ferroelectric material and to obtain a thin film ferroelectric device.

US Pat. No. 9,540,337

GAMMA-GLUTAMYL TRANSPEPTIDASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE

The Board of Regents of t...

13. A compound represented by Formula (IIA) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;

wherein R1-R5 and R11-R17 are the same or different from each other, and wherein each of R1-R5 and R11-R12 is selected from the group consisting of H, Cl, F, Br, I, OH, an alkoxy, and NO2; and

wherein the compound is effective in inhibiting gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT).