US Pat. No. 9,549,917

HETEROCYCLIC-SUBSTITUTED BENZOFURAN DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES

1. A compound having the formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
the group

is selected from:

R4 is H, —N(R6)SO2R7 or


R6 is C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 haloalkyl; and

R7 is independently C1-C6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,554,483

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A HOUSING FOR ACCOMMODATING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, PREFERABLY OF A PROCESS TRANSMITTER

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing for accommodating electronic components, said housing including two chambers, in which electronic components and
user interfaces and/or connection elements for cable are arranged, wherein;

said electronic components are arranged exclusively in a first chamber of said two chambers; and
said user interfaces and/or connection elements for cable are positioned exclusively in a second chamber of said two chambers;
and

said user interfaces and/or connection elements for cable are arranged on a support element, which protrudes through a guide
of said housing into said first chamber and which is mechanically accepted in said first chamber by a plug system, said plug
system connecting electrical lines of said user interfaces and/or connection elements led on said support element electrically
with respective said electronic components.

US Pat. No. 9,554,455

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING FAR-END CROSSTALK IN ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical system, comprising:
a first electrical component having a differential far end crosstalk (FEXT) of a first polarity; and
a second electrical component coupled to the first electrical component and having a differential FEXT of a second polarity;
wherein the first polarity is an opposite polarity of the second polarity so as to produce FEXT cancellation;
wherein the first electrical component comprises a printed circuit board comprising at least two pairs of signal vias, wherein
the second electrical component comprises an electrical connector comprising a plurality of signal conductors, and wherein
the at least two pairs of signal vias are connected to at least two pairs of signal pads configured to be mounted by the plurality
of signal conductors of the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,554,436

POWER SUPPLY FOR LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A Light Emitting Diode lighting system comprising:
a LED strip comprising a plurality of LED modules connected in parallel, each LED module comprising:
a LED string structure comprising a plurality of LED components connected in series,
an impedance module connected in parallel with the LED string structure,
a driver module having an output adapted to provide a power supply current for supplying the LED strip,
a switch, having a first terminal coupled to the driver module and a second terminal coupled to the LED strip,
a sensing module adapted to control the switch, and to measure a total impedance of the LED strip when the switch is open,
and having an output adapted to provide an output signal representative of the total impedance of the LED strip,

wherein the driver module further has an input adapted to receive the output signal from the sensing module, and is adapted
to control the power supply current by the output of the driver module as a function of the output signal provided by the
output of the sensing module.

US Pat. No. 9,554,313

ENHANCED MOBILITY TO HOME BASE STATION CELLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a home base station operating a closed subscriber group (CSG), for performing a handover of a mobile terminal
from a macro wireless network to the home base station, the method comprising:
receiving a request for handover of the mobile terminal from a radio network controller of the macro wireless network;
sending, to a core network node associated with the macro wireless network, a closed subscriber group (CSG) identifier for
the home base station and a cell access mode for the home base station, for use by the core network node in membership verification
or access control for the mobile terminal; and

receiving a CSG membership status for the mobile terminal from the core network node, responsive to sending the CSG identifier
and the cell access mode to the core network node.

US Pat. No. 9,554,425

INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An induction heating device comprising:
a rectifying circuit that rectifies an AC power supply;
a smoothing capacitor that smooths the rectified output to obtain a DC power supply;
a first and a second inverters each composed of a heating coil, a resonance capacitor, and a switching element, and connected
to the smoothing capacitor in parallel;

a first and a second oscillating circuits that supply a first and a second drive signals to the switching elements respectively,
the first and second drive signals each having a driving period in which driving pulses are supplied and a driving stop period
in which the driving pulses are not supplied; and

a controller that controls drive of the first and second oscillating circuits,
wherein the controller alternately drives the first and second oscillating circuits, and varies a ratio of the driving period
of the first drive signal to the driving period of the second drive signal in accordance with a power change amount generated
every time the drive is switched between the first and second oscillating circuits so that the power change amount is not
more than a predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 9,554,448

ILLUMINATION CONTROL DEVICE, LIGHT SOURCE FOR ILLUMINATION, AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An illumination control device which controls an illumination light source, the illumination control device comprising:
a motion detector; and
a control unit configured to perform control of illuminance, color, or distribution of light of the illumination light source
while the illumination light source is ON, based on an ON period or an OFF period, the ON period being a period during which
a person is detected by the motion detector, and the OFF period being a period during which no person is detected by the motion
detector.

US Pat. No. 9,554,461

FLEXIBLE BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A flexible board comprising: a first sheet section including a first principal surface; a second sheet section including
a second principal surface and provided in a different position from the first principal surface in a normal direction to
the first principal surface; at least one first bent sheet section configured to connect ends of the first and second sheet
sections, the first bent sheet section including a third principal surface not parallel to the first and second principal
surfaces; and at least two second bent sheet sections each including a fourth principal surface and provided in different
positions from the third principal surface in a normal direction to the third principal surface; wherein the second bent sheet
sections are positioned so as to sandwich the first bent sheet section therebetween when viewed in a plan view in the normal
direction to the third principal surface; and wherein the second bent sheet sections each include a first end in physical
contact with the first sheet section and a second end in physical contact with the second sheet section.

US Pat. No. 9,554,408

DEVICE DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT USING PEER DEVICE RELATIONSHIPS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:
maintaining in memory, peer relationship information associating a first wireless communication device with a second wireless
communication device;

determining a trigger event has occurred, the trigger event increasing a quality of a device-to-device (D2D) radio path between
the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device; and

sending a message to the first wireless communication device, the message comprising reference signal information describing
a reference signal transmitted from the second wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,552,665

HIDDEN SURFACE REMOVAL IN GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEMS

ARM LIMITED, Cambridge (...

1. A method of operating a graphics processing pipeline that includes rasteriser processing circuitry that rasterises input
primitives to generate graphics fragments to be processed, each graphics fragment having one or more sampling points associated
with it, and renderer processing circuitry that processes fragments generated by the rasteriser processing circuitry to generate
output fragment data, the method comprising:
when the graphics processing pipeline is processing a set of graphics primitives, depth sorting primitives of successive sub-sets
of the primitives in the set of graphics primitives prior to the rasteriser processing circuitry generating graphics fragments
for processing the primitives;

wherein the step of depth sorting primitives of successive sub-sets of the primitives in the set of graphics primitives prior
to the rasteriser processing circuitry generating graphics fragments for processing the primitives comprises: once a sub-set
of primitives has been sorted into a sorted sub-set of primitives, passing a primitive in the sorted sub-set of primitives
onwards for processing, and adding a next primitive in the set of primitives to the remaining primitives of the sorted sub-set
of primitives to generate a new sub-set of primitives for sorting.

US Pat. No. 9,554,468

PANEL WITH RELEASABLE CORE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A panel comprising:
a base including a first recess therein;
a first inner foil situated in the recess;
a first adhesive layer situated on the first inner foil and in the recess;
a first outer conductive foil releasably coupled to the first inner conductive foil through the adhesive layer, the first
outer conductive foil situated at least partially in the recess and including a width that is substantially the same as a
width of the first inner foil;

a second dielectric material situated on the first outer conductive foil; and
an outermost conductive foil situated on the second dielectric material, wherein a width of the outermost conductive foil
is substantially the same as a width of the base, wherein the second dielectric material and the outermost conductive foil
both individually overlay the entire outer conductive foil and all exposed portions of a surface of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,554,466

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

9. A printed circuit board comprising:
a core insulating layer having a through hole;
a photosensitive resin layer disposed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the core insulating layer and inside the
through hole;

circuit layers on an upper surface and a lower surface of the photosensitive resin layer; and
a via configured to interconnect the circuit layer on the upper surface to the circuit layer on the lower surface of the photosensitive
resin layer,

wherein the via comprises a through via disposed on the photosensitive resin layer inside the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,552,521

HUMAN BODY SECURITY INSPECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A human body security inspection method, comprising the steps of:
retrieving in real-time scanning row or column image data of a personal to be inspected;
transmitting in real-time the image data to an algorithm processing module and processing these image data by the algorithm
processing module;

automatically recognizing a suspicious matter by a suspicious matter automatic target recognition technique, after retrieving
image data of an entire scanning image of the personal to be inspected, wherein any one of the following three inspection
modes is selected based on the selection of a remote operator, so as to perform a further processing on basis of the recognition
result of the suspicious matter,

(1) determining whether to give an alarm that the suspicious matter is present or not, without displaying any image, directly
from an automatic recognition result of the suspicious matter;

(2) using a split-display technique to display a privacy protection image of the personal to be inspected and an outline image
of the personal to be inspected on an equipment end display and a remote operation end display of the human body security
inspection system respectively, and determining whether to give an alarm from the automatic recognition result of the suspicious
matter and showing the suspicious matter in a form of a suspected mark in the privacy protection image and the outline image
respectively;

(3) using the split-display technique to display the privacy protection image and the outline image on the equipment end display
and the remote operation end display of the human body security inspection system respectively, and showing the suspicious
matter on the privacy protection image and the outline image in a form of a suspected mark,

performing a modifying operation of the suspected mark on the outline image by the remote operator and confirming to submit
this modifying operation,

determining whether to give an alarm from the results by the operation of the operator, and displaying the modified suspected
mark on the privacy protection image.

US Pat. No. 9,554,307

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND MOBILITY METHOD FOR MOBILE RELAY OF BACKHAUL LINKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A communication apparatus for use as a relay node (RN) between base stations (BSs) and a user equipment (UE) comprising:
a first antenna and a second antenna separated with a distance; and
a digital device connected to the first and second antennas and configured to support at least one backhaul context with the
first antenna and at least another backhaul context with the second antenna at the same time, wherein the digital device causes
the RN to perform operations to:

measure signal strengths heard by the second antenna from a source donor cell and a target donor cell, wherein the UE is being
served by the communication apparatus with a first backhaul RN context communicated by the first antenna with the source donor
cell;

determine that a handover trigger event occurs based on signal strength measurements;
create, for the target donor cell, a second backhaul RN context communicated by the second antenna with the target donor cell;
send a backhaul RN context change request to the source donor cell and to receive a backhaul RN context change response from
the target donor cell; and

change, for the UE, the first backhaul RN context to the second backhaul RN context, after the backhaul RN context change
response is received.

US Pat. No. 9,554,447

HEAD-WEARABLE USER INTERFACE DEVICE FOR LIGHTING RELATED OPERATIONS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A head-wearable user interface device, comprising:
a framework configured to enable a user to wear the user interface device;
a display supported by the framework so as to be viewable by at least one eye of the user when wearing the user interface
device;

a camera supported by the framework;
a wireless communication transceiver;
a user input supported by the framework;
a processor, supported by the framework, coupled to the display, the camera, the transceiver and the user input, the processor
being configured to control operations of the user interface device;

a memory accessible to the processor and supported by the framework; and
a programming in the memory, wherein execution of the programming by the processor configures the user interface device to
perform functions, the programming including:

an operating system for the processor, wherein execution of the operating system provides a graphical user interface (GUI)
for the user when wearing the user interface device, via the display and user input; and

a lighting application, wherein execution of the lighting application causes the user interface device to:
in response to a selection via the user input, process an image obtained via the camera to capture a parameter of a lighting
device configured for illumination of space by measuring light parameters in the space illuminated by the lighting device;

based on the captured parameter of the lighting device configured for illumination of the space, wirelessly communicate to
obtain lighting installation or operation-related information with respect to the lighting device configured for illumination
of the space via a communication network by retrieving from data storage of the head-wearable user device or downloading from
a server, lighting design metrics that include design photometric data for the space illuminated by the lighting device;

compare the captured parameter of the lighting device against the obtained design photometric data;
determine whether installation of the lighting device configured for illumination of the space performs according to the obtained
lighting design metrics based on the comparison; and

display in the GUI the determination of whether the installation of the lighting device configured for illumination of the
space meets the lighting design metrics.

US Pat. No. 9,554,379

METHOD AND NETWORK NODE FOR LINK ADAPTATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a network node for selecting a downlink modulation and coding scheme in a wireless communication network, which
wireless communication network comprises the network node, a first cell, a second cell and a terminal, the method comprising:
obtaining information comprising a first uplink signal strength of a transmission from the terminal in the first cell, which
first uplink signal strength of the transmission from the terminal is measured by an access node serving the first cell;

obtaining information comprising a second uplink signal strength of a transmission from the terminal in the second cell, which
second uplink signal strength of the transmission from the terminal is measured by an access node serving the second cell;

obtaining scheduled downlink transmission information for the respective first cell and second cell; and
selecting a downlink modulation and coding scheme for transmission from one or more of the access point serving the first
cell and the access point serving the second cell to the terminal, based on the obtained information comprising the first
uplink signal strength, the obtained information comprising the second uplink signal strength, and the obtained scheduled
downlink transmission information for the respective first cell and second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,552,557

VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF CHART SCALING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. One or more computer-readable storage media having instructions stored thereon that, responsive to execution by a computing
device, cause the computing device to perform operations comprising:
detecting a change in data values for a resource automatically;
rescaling a chart that is configured to track the data values for the resource to a different scale in response to said detecting,
said different scale being one of a preset number of scales defined for the resource, the chart comprising scale lines that
correspond to different scales; and

repositioning, in response to said rescaling, a scale mark from one scale line to a different scale line to visually represent
a transition to the different scale within a portion of the chart in which the data values for the resource are indicated
to a different position for the different scale to visually represent the different scale, the scale mark including a data
value that corresponds to the different position relative to data values of the different scale, and being positioned separate
from a border of the chart.

US Pat. No. 9,551,476

LIGHT FLUX CONTROLLING MEMBER AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Sait...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a light emitting element; and
a light flux controlling member that controls a distribution of light emitted from the light emitting element, wherein
the light flux controlling member comprises:
an incidence region on which light emitted from the light emitting element is incident; and
an emission region from which light incident on the incidence region is emitted,
the incidence region includes:
a refraction section on which part of light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, the refraction section being
configured to refract incident light toward the emission region;

a reflective fresnel lens section which is disposed outside the refraction section, and on which part of light emitted from
the light emitting element is incident, the reflective fresnel lens section being configured to reflect incident light toward
the emission region; and

a reflecting surface which is disposed outside the reflective fresnel lens section, the reflecting surface being configured
to reflect, toward the emission region, light which is incident on the reflective fresnel lens section and is not reflected
by the reflective fresnel lens section,

the reflective fresnel lens section includes a plurality of concentric annular projections, each of the projections including
a first inclined surface on which part of light emitted from the light emitting element is incident and a second inclined
surface configured to reflect light incident on the first inclined surface toward the emission region,

the reflecting surface is configured to reflect light which is part of light emitted in a lateral direction from a peripheral
portion of the light emitting element, is incident on a first inclined surface of a second projection adjacent to a first
projection provided at an outermost position of the reflective fresnel lens section, and is not reflected by a second inclined
surface of the second projection, and

an angle of the reflecting surface with respect to an optical axis of the light emitting element is smaller than an angle
of a second inclined surface of the first projection with respect to the optical axis of the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,554,426

INDUCTION HEAT COOKING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT LEVEL THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An induction heat cooking apparatus comprising:
a rectifier that rectifies an input voltage to output a DC voltage;
an inverter that includes a first switch a second switch, and a third switch to switch the DC voltage outputted from the rectifier
to generate an AC voltage, the first, second switch, and third switches each having first and second connection leads and
being serially connected;

first and second resonant capacitors coupled in parallel;
a first heating element having a first connection to a node between the second connection lead of the first switch and the
first connection lead of the second switch and a second connection to the first resonant capacitor;

a second heating element having a first connection to a node between the second connection lead of the second switch and the
first connection lead of the third switch and a second connection to the second resonant capacitor; and

a switching signal generator that generates control signals for the inverter to control an operational state of each of the
first and second heating elements according to a received operational mode signal,

wherein the switching signal generator includes a photo-coupler.

US Pat. No. 9,554,423

INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEM

Ambrell Corporation, Sco...

1. An induction heating system, comprising:
a tank circuit;
a drive circuit coupled to the tank circuit for driving the tank circuit, the drive circuit outputting a voltage and a current;
a tuner comprising an energy storage device (ESD), an analog to digital (A/D) converter for producing a digital value corresponding
to a voltage of the ESD, a processor and a data storage unit storing a threshold value;

a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for providing to the drive circuit a signal having a frequency, the frequency of the
signal being dependent on a control signal output by the processor; wherein

the induction heating system is configured to produce i) a first pulse signal based on a voltage applied to the tank circuit,
wherein the first pulse signal comprise a plurality of “voltage” pulses, and ii) a second pulse signal comprising a plurality
of “current” pulses and each of said plurality of current pulses being associated with one of the plurality of voltage pulses,

the tuner is configured such that, for each of said plurality of voltage pulses, i) a current flows to the ESD for a first
period of time proportional to X and ii) a current flows out of the ESD for a second period of time proportional to Y,

X is the amount of time between a rising edge of the voltage pulse and a rising edge of the current pulse associated with
the voltage pulse,

Y is the amount of time between a falling edge of the current pulse associated with the voltage pulse and a falling edge of
the voltage pulse, and

the control signal output by the processor is dependent upon the digital value produced by the A/D converter and the threshold
value.

US Pat. No. 9,552,764

DISPLAY DEVICE, PIXEL CIRCUIT, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device, comprising:
a display portion;
a hold capacitor;
a write transistor for writing a drive voltage corresponding to a video signal to the hold capacitor;
a drive transistor for driving the display portion in accordance with the drive voltage written to the hold capacitor; and
a pulse width adjusting portion including a delay portion and a gate circuit portion,
wherein,
the delay portion is configured to delay a pulse signal input into the delay portion based on an environmental change and
output a delayed pulse signal,

a delay amount between the pulse signal input into the delay portion and the delayed pulse signal corresponds to the environmental
change,

the gate circuit portion is configured to adjust a width of a pulse signal causing a drive pulse based on the delay amount
between the pulse signal input into the delay portion and the delayed pulse signal output from the delay portion,

a width of the drive pulse is based on the delay amount between the pulse signal input into the delay portion and the delayed
pulse signal output from the delay portion, and

the drive pulse drives at least one of the write transistor and the drive transistor so as to correspond to the environmental
change.

US Pat. No. 9,554,407

LINKING METHOD BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND RELATED MACHINE READABLE MEDIUM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A linking method employed by a first communication device, comprising:
transmitting a first network domain information to a second communication device before/after a link with the second communication
device is established;

receiving a second network domain information from the second communication device before/after the link with the second communication
device is established; and

selecting a specific network domain address different from each network domain address indicated by the first network domain
information and each network domain address indicated by the second network domain information as a network domain address
of the link;

wherein the first network domain information indicates a network domain address of each link currently used by the first communication
device; the second network domain information indicates a network domain address of each link currently used by the second
communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,472

PANEL WITH RELEASABLE CORE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A panel comprising:
a substantially rectangular base including a carbon impregnated with at least one of an epoxy and a resin;
an inner foil mechanically coupled to the base;
an outer conductive foil situated over and releasably coupled to the inner foil; and
connective material coupling the inner foil and the outer conductive foil only near edges of the outer conductive foil and
the inner foil.

US Pat. No. 9,554,491

COOLING A DATA CENTER

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:
a cooling liquid supply conduit fluidly coupled between a cooling plant and an air-to-liquid heat exchanger positioned to
receive a heated airflow from one or more racks in a data center, at least one rack supporting a plurality of heat-generating
electronic devices;

a cooling liquid return conduit fluidly coupled between the cooling plant and the air-to-liquid heat exchanger; and
a heat transfer module comprising a thermoelectric cooling module thermally coupled to the cooling liquid supply and return
conduits between the cooling plant and the air-to-liquid heat exchanger, the heat transfer module comprising a cold side and
a warm side, the cold side thermally coupled to the cooling liquid supply conduit to transfer heat from a flow of a cooling
liquid in the cooling liquid supply conduit to the warm side of the heat transfer module, the warm side comprising a heat
sink that is thermally coupled to the cooling liquid return conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,554,462

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

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

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a multilayer core substrate;
a first buildup layer formed on a first surface of the multilayer core substrate and comprising an interlayer resin insulation
layer and a conductive layer;

a second buildup layer formed on a second surface of the multilayer core substrate and comprising an interlayer resin insulation
layer and a conductive layer; and

an end-surface through hole conductor formed along a side surface of the first buildup layer, a side surface of the multilayer
core substrate and a side surface of the second buildup layer such that the end-surface through hole conductor is connecting
the conductive layer of the first buildup layer and the conductive layer of the second buildup layer,

wherein the multilayer core substrate includes a first conductive layer, a middle conductive layer, a second conductive layer,
a first insulation layer interposed between the first conductive layer and the middle conductive layer and a second insulation
layer interposed between the second conductive layer and the middle conductive layer, and the middle conductive layer is connected
to the end-surface through-hole conductor and has a thickness which is greater than thicknesses of the first and second conductive
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,554,492

POWER CONVERTER

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A power converter comprising:
a heat sink;
a holding unit located on the heat sink and comprising a first part shaped to define a first groove and a second part shaped
to define a second groove;

a plurality of semiconductor devices disposed on the heat sink and located between the first part of the holding unit and
the second part of the holding unit; and

a fixing assembly pressing each of the semiconductor devices toward the heat sink;
wherein the fixing assembly comprises:
a lower push unit located between the first part of the holding unit and the second part of the holding unit, wherein the
lower push unit comprises a top side and a bottom side, wherein the bottom side of the lower push unit contacts each of the
semiconductor devices;

an upper push unit comprising a central bent part that extends between a first insertion part and a second insertion part,
wherein the central bent part partially protrudes downward and is elastically deformed such that a bottom side of the central
bent part contacts the top side of the lower push unit, and wherein the first insertion part is received within the first
groove and the second insertion part is received within the second groove; and

a fixing bar inserted into the first groove and the second groove to couple the upper push unit to the holding unit.

US Pat. No. 9,554,453

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION FUNCTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) structure with a heat dissipation function, comprising:
a package substrate, wherein an area for mounting an electronic device package is defined over the package substrate, wherein
the electronic device package has a configuration of a non ball-grid-array type package;

a landing pad formed over a portion of the package substrate from a first surface thereof, wherein the landing pad has a rectangular
configuration and has a plurality of corners;

a plurality of ground traces formed over various portions of the package substrate, physically connecting to the landing pad
from at least two of the corners thereof, respectively;

a first through hole formed through the landing pad and the package substrate from substantially a center portion of the landing
pad; and

a plurality of second through holes formed through the landing pad and the package substrate from substantially one of the
corners of the landing pad, wherein the second through holes are adjacent to the ground traces, respectively;

wherein the first through hole and the second through holes are open so that air may flow through the first through hole and
the second through holes.

US Pat. No. 9,554,441

CURRENT BALANCING FOR LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODE-BASED ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

Marvell World Trade LTD.,...

10. A method comprising:
generating ultraviolet light from a first set of light emitting diodes;
converting, using a phosphor coated on the first set of light emitting diodes, the ultraviolet light to blue light;
generating blue light from a second set of light emitting diodes;
converting, using phosphors coated on the second set of light emitting diodes, the blue light generated by the second set
of light emitting diodes to output (i) green light, (ii) yellow light, and (iii) red light;

outputting, using the second set of light emitting diodes, less red light than green light;
generating blue light from a third set of light emitting diodes light;
converting, using phosphors coated on the third set of light emitting diodes, the blue light generated by the third set of
light emitting diodes to output (i) green light, (ii) yellow light, and (iii) red light;

outputting, using the third set of light emitting diodes, less green light than red light; and
producing white light by combining the blue, green, yellow, and red light output by the first, second, and third sets of light
emitting diodes.

US Pat. No. 9,552,907

CONDENSER CORE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A condenser core assembly, comprising:
an electrical conductor;
a winding tube having a hole allowing the electrical conductor to be inserted there through;
an electrically insulating body wound onto and around the winding tube; and
a plurality of electrically conducting foils coaxially encircling the winding tube and each of the plurality of conducting
foils being surrounded by the insulating body;

wherein the winding tube is made from an electrically insulating material; and
wherein the condenser core comprises an electrical connection contacting at least one of the plurality of conductive foils
and being configured to contact the conductor when the conductor is inserted through the winding tube.

US Pat. No. 9,554,476

COMPLIANT STAPLE PIN FOR CONNECTING MULTIPLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of mechanically connecting first and second circuit boards to each other and which also electrically connects
electrical components on the first circuit board to electrical components on the second circuit board, the method comprising:
forming a first through hole adjacent to a first edge of the first circuit board, the first through hole comprising a first
metal cylinder that is electrically connected to electrical components on the first circuit board;

forming a second through hole adjacent to a second edge of the second circuit board, the first edge being adjacent, spaced
apart from, and substantially parallel to the second edge, the second through hole comprising a second metal cylinder that
is electrically connected to electrical components on the second circuit board;

inserting a first leg of a substantially U-shaped metal pin into the first through hole, by applying a downward force to an
upper surface of a first shoulder, which is a localized enlargement of a cross-sectional size of the first leg, the cross-sectional
size of the first leg being oriented perpendicularly to a length of the first leg, such that the first leg electrically contacts
the first metal cylinder; and

inserting a second leg of the substantially U-shaped metal pin into the second through hole, by applying a downward force
to an upper surface of a second shoulder, which is a localized enlargement of a cross-sectional size of the second leg, the
cross-sectional size of the second leg being oriented perpendicularly to a length of the second leg, such that the second
leg electrically contacts the second metal cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,554,446

CALIBRATION OPERATION OF A LIGHTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A controller comprising:
an input for receiving a reading from a light sensor representing a sensed light level;
presence detection logic for detecting presence based on a presence sensor, and configured to indicate a set-point to bring
at least one lighting device to an operative level in response to a positive detection of presence; and

calibration logic for performing a calibration operation, by causing a light output of the lighting device to change between
a first, lower level and a second, higher level, and calibrating the set-point based on the reading from the light sensor
under influence of the first and second levels;

wherein the calibration logic is configured to trigger the calibration operation to be performed in response to said positive
detection of presence.

US Pat. No. 9,554,437

DECORATIVE LIGHT STRING SWITCHABLE BETWEEN DIFFERENT ILLUMINATION STATES

Seasonal Specialties LLC,...

1. A system for switchably changing the function of a special function bulb controller to switch an illumination element between
having visual appearance of steady-on and a visual appearance of a predetermined special visual function, comprising:
a. an electrically powered illumination element;
b. a first switching circuit in communication said illumination element for controlling the flow of current to the element,
said first circuit containing a controller for controlling the power to said illumination element to produce a predetermined
special illumination visual lighting effect in the illumination element, said first circuit initiating said lighting effect
when powered up starting from an initial steady-on illuminated state in the element and then proceeding to other special lighting
effects occurring after the steady-on power up and periodically repeating said special lighting effect for a predetermined
period of time, and

c. a second switching circuit in communication with said first circuit, configured to periodically interrupt the flow of current
to said first circuit, at an interruption frequency sufficient to cause the second circuit to reset to its steady on state
without proceeding to said other special lighting effects, and thereby producing a plurality of steady-on illumination pulses
in the illumination element.

US Pat. No. 9,550,410

SUNROOF APPARATUS

Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kai...

1. A sunroof apparatus comprising:
a movable panel that is configured to open or close an opening formed in a roof of a vehicle;
guide rails that have a pair of rail-side holding portions provided side by side in a lateral direction of the vehicle, and
are respectively provided in both edge portions of the opening in the lateral direction of the vehicle;

support brackets, front end portions of which are supported by the guide rails, each of the support brackets including a vertical
wall for supporting a respective edge portion of the movable panel in the lateral direction of the vehicle, and each of the
support brackets including a pair of bracket-side held portions provided on both sides of a rear end portion of the vertical
wall in the lateral direction of the vehicle;

sliding members which are provided so as to be able to move only in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle along the guide
rails, and each of which has a connection wall connected to the support bracket;

a pair of sliding member-side held portions that is provided on both sides of the connection wall in the lateral direction
of the vehicle, and is held by both the rail-side holding portions such that both the sliding member-side held portions cannot
move in the lateral direction and a vertical direction of the vehicle;

a pair of sliding member-side holding portions that is provided side by side in a rear end portion of the connection wall
in the lateral direction of the vehicle, and holds both the bracket-side held portions such that both the bracket-side held
portions cannot move in the lateral direction and the vertical direction of the vehicle when the movable panel is in a fully
closed state; and

an electric driving source that drives the movement of the sliding members,
wherein a rib protrudes from at least one of both the rail-side holding portions in such a manner as to extend in a longitudinal
direction of the vehicle, and

wherein a restricting piece protrudes from each of the sliding members such that the restricting piece can be engaged with
the rib in a twisting direction of the support bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,553,524

METHOD FOR CONVERTING ALTERNATING CURRENT INTO DIRECT CURRENT AND RELATED DEVICE

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

4. Device for converting alternating current into direct current which comprises a three-phase bridge able to convert into
direct voltage (Vdc) at least one alternating input voltage (Va, Vb, Vc), with the three-phase bridge comprising at least one arm comprised of a first switch (Z1) and a second switch (Z2) mounted in series, with each switch having a control input able to control the opening or the closing of the switch, the
device comprising a control circuit (6) which comprises means (9, 10, 11, 12, 13; 14, 15) able to output, using the alternating input voltage (Va, Vb, Vc), a first signal applied to the control input of the first switch and a second signal applied to the control input of the
second switch in such a way that:
a) during the negative alternations of the alternating input voltage, the first signal is a pulse signal of which the width
of the successive pulses widens progressively as a function of time, which opens and closes the first switch (Z1), and the second signal is a continuous signal that keeps the second switch open (Z2), and

b) during the positive alternations of the alternating input voltage, the first signal is a continuous signal that keeps open
the first switch (Z1) and the second signal is a pulse signal of which the width of the successive pulses widens progressively as a function of
time, which opens and closes the second switch (Z2), characterized in that the means (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) able to output, using the alternating input voltage, a first signal and a second signal include:

a pulse generator (9, 10, 11) having an output that outputs successive pulses of which the width widens progressively as a function of time,

a logic circuit (12) that has an input and an output, which receives on its input the alternating input voltage and outputs on its output a level
1 logic signal for the positive alternations of the alternating input voltage and a level 0 signal for the negative alternations
of the alternating input voltage,

an inverter (13) that inverts the logic signal output by the logic circuit (12),

a first AND logic circuit (14) that receives on a first input the signal output by the pulse generator (9, 10, 11) and on a second input the signal output by the logic circuit (12), with the output of the first logic AND circuit being connected to the control input of the second switch, and

a second logic AND circuit (15) which receives on a first input the signal output by the pulse generator (9, 10, 11) and on a second input the signal output by the inverter (12), with the output of the second logic AND circuit being connected to the control input of the first switch.

US Pat. No. 9,554,485

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIMITING TRAVEL DISTANCE OF A HEAT SINK

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A heat sink that conducts heat away from a die of a flip chip residing on a motherboard, comprising:
a body portion defined by a bottom surface, a top surface and an edge disposed between the top surface and the bottom surface,
wherein the body portion has a first bore and a second bore,
wherein the first bore and the second bore extend through the body portion,
wherein the first bore and the second bore are configured to receive a fastener that affixes the heat sink to the motherboard,
and

wherein the body portion is in thermal contact with a top portion of the die of the flip chip when the body portion is affixed
to the motherboard; and

an anti-rocking tab extending outwardly and downwardly from the edge of the body portion,
wherein the anti-rocking tab is defined by a leading lower edge that extends downward below the bottom surface of the body
portion by a first distance (D1),

wherein a second distance (D5) is defined by a distance below the leading lower edge of the anti-rocking tab and a top surface of the motherboard, and
corresponds to a travel distance limit that the leading lower edge of the anti-rocking tab may travel during installation
of the heat sink onto the mother board, and

wherein after installation of the heat sink onto the mother board, the leading lower edge of the anti-rocking tab is suspended
above the top surface of the motherboard by the second distance (D5) when the body portion of the heat sink is affixed to the motherboard.

US Pat. No. 9,554,440

DIMMABLE LED LIGHTING APPARATUS

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A dimmable lighting emitting diode (LED) lighting apparatus comprising:
a power input unit generating drive voltage through rectification of received alternating current (AC) power and outputting
the generated drive voltage to a drive controller;

an insulation type signal transceiver receiving a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal output from a PWM dimmer and outputting
the PWM signal to the drive controller, while electrically insulating the PWM dimmer from the drive controller;

a first LED group to an nth LED group, n being a positive integer of 2 or greater, receiving the drive voltage and sequentially
operating under control of the drive controller; and

the drive controller comprising an integrating circuit, the drive controller controlling sequential operation of the first
LED group to the nth LED group according to a voltage level of the drive voltage, determining a dimming level based on the
received PWM dimming signal, and controlling dimming of the first LED group to the nth LED group based on the determined dimming
level.

US Pat. No. 9,550,842

ACRYLIC ELASTOMER, ACRYLIC ELASTOMER COMPOSITION, LAMINATE, CROSSLINKED PRODUCT, AND MOLDED ARTICLE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. An acrylic elastomer, comprising iodine groups as crosslinking groups and having an iodine content of 0.1 to 2 mass % with
respect to the total mass of the elastomer, wherein the iodine groups are derived from at least one iodine group-containing
crosslinkable monomer selected from the group consisting of diiodomethane, 1,2-diiodoethane, 1,3-diiodopropane, 1,4-diiodobutane,
1,5-diiodopentane, 1,6-diiodohexane, 1,8-diiodooctane, 1,9-diiodononane, 1,10-diiododecane, 1,12-diiodododecane and iodoform.

US Pat. No. 9,554,493

HOLDER AND NOISE CURRENT ABSORBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A holder for a noise current absorber, comprising:
a pair of accommodating portions; and
one or more pairs of an engaging portion and an engaged portion, wherein
the pair of accommodating portions is configured that the accommodating portions comprise recesses respectively, each recess
is capable of accommodating each of a pair of magnetic bodies therein, and the pair of magnetic bodies abuts against each
other to exhibit a cylindrical shape or an annular shape as a whole of the pair of magnetic bodies when the recesses are arranged
to face each other and the accommodating portions abut against each other in a state that each magnetic body is accommodated
in each recess,

the one or more pairs of the engaging portion and the engaged portion are provided to each of the pair of accommodating portions
and are configured to be able to maintain a state that the pair of magnetic bodies exhibits the cylindrical shape or the annular
shape by engagement of the engaging portion and the engaged portion with each other when the recesses are arranged to face
each other and the accommodating portions abut against each other,

the engaging portion and the engaged portion are configured to be engaged with each other in a case where at least one of
the engaging portion and the engaged portion is displaced to an engagement position while being elastically deformed and reaches
the engagement position when the engaging portion is inserted in the engaged portion, and furthermore,

the engaging portion and the engaged portion are configured to form a through hole that penetrates in an insertion direction
of the engaging portion in a state of being engaged with each other, the through hole is configured that a jig can be inserted
in the through hole from either one of openings provided at both ends of the through hole, and the engaging portion and the
engaged portion are configured that engagement between the engaging portion and the engaged portion is released and the engaging
portion can be pulled out of the engaged portion when at least one of the engaging portion and the engaged portion is applied
with an external force to be elastically deformed by using the jig inserted in the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,554,487

MICROCHANNEL HEAT TRANSFER WITH LIQUID METALS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. An apparatus for controlling heat transfer between portions of a substrate comprising:
a substrate including at least part of a hydraulic circuit, the hydraulic circuit comprising a plurality of microconduits,
the plurality of microconduits including a first microconduit and a second microconduit;

a liquid metal flowing through the hydraulic circuit; and
a magnetic field source configured to provide a magnetic field to selectively direct the flow of the liquid metal between
the plurality of microconduits;

wherein the flow of the liquid metal through the hydraulic circuit transfers heat between a first portion of the substrate
and the liquid metal; and

wherein the magnetic field is activated to initiate the flow of the liquid metal in a desired direction and is inactivated
after the flow is initiated such that the flow of liquid metal continues in the desired direction through the hydraulic circuit
via surface tension.

US Pat. No. 9,554,484

APPENDAGE MOUNTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES CONFORMABLE TO SURFACES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An appendage mountable electronic system, said system comprising:
a flexible or stretchable substrate having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface defines an enclosure
capable of receiving an appendage having a curved surface; and

a flexible or stretchable electronic device comprising one or more sensors, actuators or both supported by the inner surface
or the outer surface of said flexible or stretchable substrate; said sensors, actuators or both comprising one or more inorganic
semiconductor components, one or more metallic components, or one or more inorganic semiconductor components and one or more
metallic components; wherein at least a portion of said inorganic semiconductor components, metallic components or both has
a thickness less than or equal to 500 microns;

wherein said flexible or stretchable substrate and said electronic device provide a net bending stiffness of the system low
enough such that the inner surface of the substrate is capable of establishing conformal contact with a surface of said appendage
provided within said enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,554,480

ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE OPERATING MECHANISM HOUSING AN EXTERNAL ANTENNA

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. An operating mechanism for an electrical enclosure comprising:
an electrical device comprising an antenna;
a switch operator to operate an electrical switching device housed in the electrical enclosure via a hole from one or more
holes in the electrical enclosure; and

a housing to house the switch operator, the housing further housing the electrical device connectable to an electrical cable
which is extendable from inside of the housing into an interior of the electrical enclosure via one of the one or more holes,
the housing mountable onto an exterior surface of a wall of the electrical enclosure to cover the one or more holes and wherein
the switch operator comprises:

a movable cam;
a coupling link connected to the movable cam and extending through one of the one or more holes of the electrical enclosure
to operate the electrical switching device;

wherein the housing comprises a first cover and a second cover, the first cover being connectable over the second cover and
including a first cavity for housing the antenna, the second cover housing the switch operator, housing forming a base that
is mountable onto the exterior surface of the wall over the one or more holes; and

an external handle connected to operate the switch operator, wherein the housing includes a side opening through which to
connect the external handle to the movable cam.

US Pat. No. 9,554,475

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS MODULE

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A method of manufacturing a flexible electronics module, comprising:
mounting at least two functional components onto a flexible substrate having conductors;
forming stretchable electrical interconnects from stretchable conductive materials to provide connection between the at least
two functional components such that each functional component contacts at least one interconnect that connects to the other
function components;

perforating the flexible substrate in a first direction to increase stretchability of the flexible substrate in a second direction
after formation of the stretchable electrical interconnects to increase an ability to the flexible substrate to stretch and
flex, wherein perforations are arranged in the first direction to avoid the stretchable electrical interconnects to the functional
components, the functional components arranged to one of reside between the perforations or partially cover the perforations;
and

wherein the functional components have shapes that are at least partially conformal to shapes of the perforations in the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,554,343

RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication method comprising the steps in which a radio base station:
sets at least three or more kinds of varying transmit power in a plurality of subframes constituting a radio frame, and also
determines a power ratio between a reference signal and a shared data channel signal in each subframe; and

generates bitmap information that represents a type pattern of transmit power set in the plurality of subframes; and
reports the bitmap information and the power ratio to a user terminal and/or another radio base station,
wherein the bitmap information is generated with reference to a table in which the power ratio of each subframe and identifiers
are associated with each other,

wherein the radio base station sets, as a configuration of the bitmap information, a base part that is formed with the same
number of bits as the number of subframes reported using the bitmap information, and an extended part of a variable size.

US Pat. No. 9,553,082

PROCESS FOR IMPROVING CRITICAL DIMENSION UNIFORMITY OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ARRAYS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An intermediate structure of an integrated circuit, comprising:
a substrate comprising a target layer on the substrate and a hard mask layer on the substrate over the target layer, the substrate
comprising a repeating pattern of lines and spaces there-between on the substrate over the hard mask layer; and

a mask on the substrate over the repeating pattern of lines and spaces there-between and over the hard mask layer, the mask
comprising a plurality of spaced-apart array regions having a peripheral region between immediately laterally-adjacent of
the spaced-apart array

regions, the repeating pattern of the lines and the spaces there-between spanning across the immediately laterally-adjacent
spaced-apart array regions and across the peripheral region that is between the immediately laterally-adjacent spaced-apart
array regions.

US Pat. No. 9,552,309

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING PRECISE TIMING IN VIRTUAL DATA NETWORK OR STORAGE NETWORK TEST ENVIRONMENT

Ixia, Calabasas, CA (US)...

1. A method for providing precise timing in a virtual network test environment, the method comprising:
providing at least first and second peripheral devices or peripheral device emulators, each including a timing source;
synchronizing the timing sources of the first and second peripheral devices or peripheral device emulators with each other;
connecting the first and second peripheral devices or peripheral device emulators to a peripheral interface of first and second
computing platforms, respectively, hosting a hypervisor on which at least one test virtual machine or application under test
virtual machine executes;

making the synchronized timing sources available to the at least one test virtual machine or application under test virtual
machine;

synchronizing system clocks in the first and second computing platforms with each other by synchronizing the system clock
of the first computing platform with the timing source of the first peripheral device or peripheral device emulator and synchronizing
the system clock of the second computing platform with the timing source of the second peripheral device or peripheral device
emulator; and

executing a test and using the synchronized timing sources to provide precise timing for the test,
wherein providing at least two peripheral devices or peripheral device emulators includes providing at least two universal
serial bus (USB) devices that include an internal clock accessible by the hypervisor when connected to the at least one computing
platform.

US Pat. No. 9,553,316

LITHIUM-OXYGEN BATTERIES INCORPORATING LITHIUM SUPEROXIDE

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

12. An electrochemical cell comprising:
an anode comprising lithium metal;
a cathode comprising LiO2, reduced graphene oxide, and a metal catalyst or residue thereof; and

an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,551,471

LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING GRIDS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting system comprising:
at least 16 lighting units arranged in a grid with in at least one direction center-to-center distances between nearest neighbor
lighting units in the range of 4-16 mm,

wherein each lighting unit comprises a light source and an optical element configured to control a beam shape of light generated
by the light source, wherein each lighting unit is configured to generate said light having a luminous flux of at least 50
lm,

wherein the lighting system comprises as one integral luminous surface a plurality of grids, wherein between two nearest neighbor
grids an intermediate region without a lighting unit is configured, and with in at least one direction a shortest distance
between nearest neighbor grids of at least 35 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,554,467

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a first conductive layer including a recessed portion, a protruding portion disposed at a higher level than that of the recessed
portion, and a connecting portion connecting the recessed portion with the protruding portion;

a second conductive layer disposed above the recessed portion of the first conductive layer;
a core layer disposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer;
an upper solder resist layer disposed on the second conductive layer, wherein the upper solder resist layer exposes at least
a portion of the protruding portion; and

a lower solder resist layer disposed below the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,554,410

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE USER EQUIPMENT FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) for a wireless communication system, the wireless communication system defining
a scheduling channel, an echo channel and a plurality of data resource block sets, the scheduling channel comprising a plurality
of scheduling resource blocks, the echo channel comprising a plurality of echo resource blocks, the scheduling channel and
the echo channel corresponding to each other, the scheduling resource blocks and the data resource block sets corresponding
to each other, the D2D UE being located in a network topology that includes a plurality of transmitting ends and a plurality
of receiving ends, and the D2D UE being one of the receiving ends, the D2D UE comprising:
a transceiver;
a storage, being configured to store resource demand information and a priority value of each of the transmitting ends, and
a plurality of transmitting end sequences, wherein each of the transmitting ends corresponds to one of the transmitting end
sequences; and

a processor electrically connected to the transceiver and the storage, being configured to execute the following operations:
generating a first resource scheduling result according to the resource demand information and the priority value of each
of the transmitting ends;

sending one of the transmitting end sequences respectively in the scheduling resource blocks via the transceiver according
to the first resource scheduling result;

receiving at least one of the transmitting end sequences respectively in the echo resource blocks via the transceiver;
generating a second resource scheduling result according to the transmitting end sequences received from the echo resource
blocks and the priority values of the transmitting ends; and

sending one of the transmitting end sequences respectively in the scheduling resource blocks via the transceiver according
to the second resource scheduling result.

US Pat. No. 9,553,426

OPTICAL DEVICE STRUCTURE USING GAN SUBSTRATES AND GROWTH STRUCTURES FOR LASER APPLICATIONS

SORAA LASER DIODE, INC., ...

1. A device comprising:
a {30-31} crystalline surface region comprising gallium and nitrogen;
a laser stripe region formed overlying a portion of the {30-31} crystalline surface region, the laser stripe region being
characterized by a cavity orientation parallel to a projection of the c-direction, the laser stripe region having a first
end and a second end;

a first cleaved facet provided on the first end of the laser stripe region, the first cleaved facet comprising a first semipolar
surface; and

a second cleaved facet provided on the second end of the laser stripe region, the second cleaved facet comprising a second
semipolar surface,

wherein the first cleaved facet is substantially parallel with the second cleaved facet; the {30-31} crystalline surface region
is selected from either (30-31) or (30-3-1); and the {30-31} crystalline surface region is off-cut less than +/?8 degrees
toward or away from an a-plane.

US Pat. No. 9,554,465

STRETCHABLE CONDUCTOR DESIGN AND METHODS OF MAKING

Flextronics AP, LLC, Bro...

1. A stretchable interconnect comprising:
a. an elastic substrate having a relaxed, non-stretched state, wherein the elastic substrate has an exterior planar surface
and is configured to be stretched along any direction within a plane of the exterior planar surface when a stretching force
is applied along the plane, and to return to the non-stretched state when the stretching force is removed; and

b. a plurality of electrically conductive traces printed on the exterior planar surface of the elastic substrate, wherein
the plurality of electrically conductive traces are electrically isolated from each other, each electrically conductive trace
has a tortuous path relative to any direction along the exterior planar surface when the elastic substrate is in the non-stretched
state, further wherein the tortuous path comprises a series of connected floral patterns, each floral pattern having multiple
connected petal shapes, each petal shape having a first portion that extends away from a longitudinal axis of the exterior
planar surface, a circular portion connected to the first portion, and a second portion connected to the circular portion
that returns toward the longitudinal axis, thereby enabling bending of each of the electrically conductive traces in any direction
along the exterior planar surface upon application and removal of the stretching force.

US Pat. No. 9,552,674

ADVERTISEMENT RELEVANCE

A9.com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A computing device comprising:
at least one processor;
a camera;
a display screen; and
memory including instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing device to perform a set
of operations comprising:

sample a frame of video, using the camera, of a real-world environment including a quick response (QR) code, wherein information
embedded in the QR code is associated with a first object;

identify the QR code in the frame;
determine a size and an amount of distortion associated with the QR code;
determine a plane of the QR code in the frame with respect to the computing device;
render a camera view of the real-world environment for display in the display screen, the camera view including a representation
of the first object in place of the QR code;

determine a second object;
remove the representation of the first object in the camera view; and
render the camera view to include a representation of the second object in the camera view, wherein the representation of
the second object is rendered with a relative size and amount of distortion such that the representation of the second object
appears to be positioned in place of the QR code.

US Pat. No. 9,554,470

INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY FOR CONSERVING SPACE IN A CIRCUIT

Coilcraft, Incorporated, ...

1. An integrated electronic assembly comprising:
a first discrete electronic component having a body and defining a first recess within a bottom surface of the body of the
first discrete electronic component, the body forming a side wall extending about at least a majority of the recess and the
recess is centered about a vertical axis of the body; and

a second electronic component comprising an integrated circuit disposed in the first recess of the first electronic component
so that the first discrete electronic component is stacked on top of the second electronic component with the side wall of
the body extending about a periphery of the second electronic component and collectively the first and second electronic components
form an integrated electronic assembly when connected to a substrate to conserve space on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,554,432

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIMMING CONTROL USING SYSTEM CONTROLLERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for dimming control, the system comprising:
a system controller including a first controller terminal and a second controller terminal;
a transistor including a first transistor terminal, a second transistor terminal and a third transistor terminal; and
a first resistor including a first resistor terminal and a second resistor terminal;
wherein:
the first transistor terminal is coupled, directly or indirectly, to the second controller terminal;
the first resistor terminal is coupled to the second transistor terminal; and
the second resistor terminal is coupled to the third transistor terminal;
wherein:
the system controller is configured to receive an input signal at the first controller terminal and to generate an output
signal at the second controller terminal based on at least information associated with the input signal; and

the transistor is configured to receive the output signal at the first transistor terminal and to change between a first condition
and a second condition based on at least information associated with the output signal;

wherein the system controller is further configured to, if the input signal becomes higher than a threshold, change the output
signal after a delay in order to change the transistor from the first condition to the second condition.

US Pat. No. 9,554,356

PERSONALIZED REMINDERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computerized system comprising:
one or more sensors configured to provide sensor data;
an events monitor configured to detect an unaddressed event based at least in part on the sensor data;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer storage media storing computer-useable instructions that, when used by the one or more processors, cause
the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:

identifying, using the events monitor, an unaddressed event based at least in part on the sensor data, the unaddressed event
being associated with a user;

determining, using the events monitor, a set of contextual information associated with the identified unaddressed event;
determining an urgency level corresponding to the unaddressed event, based on the set of contextual information;
determining an availability model for the user, based at least in part on the determined urgency level corresponding to the
unaddressed event; and

generating a set of notification content based on the urgency level, availability model, and unaddressed event, the set of
notification content for determining a notification regarding the unaddressed event.

US Pat. No. 9,554,445

COLOR POINT AND/OR LUMEN OUTPUT CORRECTION DEVICE, LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH COLOR POINT AND/OR LUMEN OUTPUT CORRECTION, LIGHTING DEVICE, AND METHODS OF LIGHTING

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

1. A portable device, comprising:
a light detector;
a correction calculator; and
a correction output element,
the light detector configured to detect at least a first lumen level of light of a first range of at least one hue, the first
range of at least one hue comprising only a portion of visible light hues.

US Pat. No. 9,554,439

LIGHTING DEVICE, LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A method for operating a lighting device comprising a plurality of components provided for generating radiation, a plurality
of row lines and a plurality of column lines,
wherein the components are in each case electrically conductively connected to a row line and to a column line,
wherein in each case one of at least two states is set for an operating potential of the row lines and a current supply of
the column lines is set in each case by means of a current driver,

wherein a row line is operated in an activated state,
wherein a further row line is operated in a high-impedance state,
wherein a column line is operated in an activated state, and
wherein a further column line is operated with an intermediate voltage, which is between the voltage of the activated state
of the row line and the voltage of the activated state of the column line, such that the component connected to the activated
row line and to the column line with the intermediate voltage is deactivated.

US Pat. No. 9,550,658

INGROUND SUPERSTRUCTURE AND INTEGRATED THIRD STAGE ARM FOR VEHICLE LIFT

Vehicle Service Group, LL...

1. A vehicle lift, comprising:
(a) a vehicle carrier, wherein the vehicle carrier is operable to selectively raise and lower relative to the ground to selectively
raise and lower a vehicle relative to the ground; and

(b) a pair of arms pivotally coupled with the vehicle carrier, wherein each arm of the pair of arms comprises:
(i) a first arm segment having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of the first arm segment and the
distal end of the first arm segment define a length of the first arm segment, wherein the first arm segment is pivotally coupled
with the vehicle carrier at the proximal end of the first arm segment,

(ii) a second arm segment having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of the second arm segment and the
distal end of the second arm segment define a length of the second arm segment, wherein the first arm segment and the second
arm segment are in telescoping relationship with one another such that the second arm segment is axially translatable relative
to the first arm segment, wherein the first arm segment and the second arm segment are constrained in a collinear relationship,
and wherein the second arm segment comprises an elongate slot formed in a sidewall of the second arm segment, wherein the
elongate slot extends along at least part of the length of the second arm segment, and

(iii) an adapter pilot, wherein the adapter pilot is configured to couple with an accessory to contact the vehicle to allow
the vehicle carrier to raise the vehicle, wherein the adapter pilot is slidably disposed within the elongate slot of the second
arm segment such that the adapter pilot is slidable along a length of the elongate slot of the second arm segment and at least
part of the length of the second arm segment.

US Pat. No. 9,554,401

METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR MULTIMEDIA PRIORITY SERVICE

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus
at least to:

transmit a request to control a multimedia priority service for a user, wherein the request to control comprises a request
to activate or inactivate the multimedia priority service for the user,

wherein the transmitting comprises transmitting the request in an activation or deactivation message,
wherein at least one subscription-related multimedia priority service parameter is pre-configured in a subscription profile
repository,

wherein the transmitting comprises checking if the user is authorized for the multimedia priority service, and
wherein the request comprises a request to activate or inactivate the multimedia priority service at the subscription profile
repository.

US Pat. No. 9,554,361

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a transceiver configured to establish a communication connection via a first radio cell and to carry out data communications
via the communication connection according to a frame structure including a plurality of frames;

a determiner configured to
determine timings for a plurality of timings for data communications via a second radio cell,
determine whether a number of the timings for data communications via the second radio cell is above a predetermined threshold,
wherein the number of timings for data communications falls within a frame of the plurality of frames via the first radio
cell;

reduce the number of timings for data communications via the second radio cell, when the number of the timings for data communications
via the second radio cell is determined to be above the predetermined threshold; wherein reducing the number of the timings
for the data receptions via the second radio cell includes canceling at least one timing for data reception;

a controller configured to control the transceiver to carry out the data communications via the second radio cell according
to the reduced number of timings for data communications,

wherein the data communications via the second radio cell are data receptions via the second radio cell.

US Pat. No. 9,554,431

LED DRIVER

GARRITY POWER SERVICES LL...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driver comprising:
a first magnetic component configured to be coupled to an alternating current (AC) power source, wherein the first magnet
component comprises an inductance;

a first controllable semiconductor switch coupled to the inductance;
a direct current (DC) bus coupled to the inductance and comprising a film capacitor;
an LED load comprising a string of LEDs coupled to the DC bus;
a non-regulated, isolated DC-to-DC converter that functions as a DC transformer and that is coupled to the DC bus and to the
string of LEDs; and

a first controller configured to control the first controllable semiconductor switch in such a way as to draw a sinusoidal
current from the AC power source and such that the film capacitor absorbs pulsating power from the power source and provides
DC power to the string of LEDs,

wherein the film capacitor is sized such that a peak-to-peak AC ripple power in the LED load is greater than 20% of a steady-state
power in the LED load,

wherein a ratio of ripple voltage at a double AC-power-source frequency across the film capacitor to a DC voltage across the
film capacitor is the same as a ratio of ripple voltage at a double AC-power-source frequency across the string of LEDs to
a DC voltage across the string of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,554,494

TRANSPARENT ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELD

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A transparent electromagnetic interference shield comprising:
a first transparent substrate;
a second transparent substrate; and
an electromagnetic interference shielding layer interposed between said first and second transparent substrates and including
a transparent conductive polymer film which is formed on said first transparent substrate, and a plurality of metallic warp
and weft lines which are laid on said transparent conductive polymer film, said warp lines and said weft lines intersecting
one another to form a grid network;

wherein said transparent conductive polymer film includes a conductive polymer and surface-modified few-layer graphene dispersed
in the conductive polymer,

wherein said warp lines are printed on said second transparent substrate, and said weft lines are printed on said second transparent
substrate and said warp lines,

wherein each of said warp and weft lines has a width ranging from 50 ?m to 200 ?m,
wherein each of said weft lines is spaced apart from an adjacent one of said weft lines by a spacing ranging from 0.5 mm to
1.0 mm apart, and each of said warp lines is spaced apart from an adjacent one of said warp lines by a spacing ranging from
0.5 mm to 1.0 mm,

wherein the transparent electromagnetic interference shield has a sheet resistance not greater than 10 ?/sq.

US Pat. No. 9,554,433

DRIVER SYSTEM FOR DRIVING A PLURALITY OF LED'S

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. A driver system for driving a plurality of LED's, the driver system comprising:
a control module having an input for receiving operating data; and
at least two driver modules, each driver module for driving at least one of the LED's, each of the driver modules comprising:
a hysteretical converter for generating an LED current to power the LED's, and
a controller electrically connected to the hysteretical converter for controlling the hysteretical converter,
wherein each of the driver modules comprises a respective reference signal generator for generating a respective reference
signal, the reference signal generator being connected to a setpoint input of the hysteretical convertor to provide the respective
reference signal to the setpoint input of the hysteretical convertor, causing each driver module to generate, by its respective
hysteretical convertor its own LED current proportional to the respective reference signal,

wherein each of the driver modules receives the same supply voltage,
and further wherein the controller of each of the driver modules is configured to measure a value of the supply voltage thereby
using the reference signal provided by the reference signal generator of the respective driver module as a reference, and
thereby comparing by each driver module the supply voltage with the reference signal of the reference signal generator of
that respective driver module,

control module being configured to calibrate the LED currents of the driver modules in respect of each other by comparing
the measurements of the value of the supply voltage of the at least two driver modules with each other and calibrating the
reference signal generators of the at least two driver modules in respect of each other based on a difference between the
measurements of the value of the supply voltages by the driver modules, whereby each driver module measures the same supply
voltage using its own reference signal generator as its respective reference.

US Pat. No. 9,551,553

BOWFISHING ARROW SLIDE WITH OVERMOLDED DAMPENING MEMBER ARRANGEMENT

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. A bowfishing apparatus, comprising:
an arrow shaft having an outer diameter and defining a forward end and a rearward end;
a slide body portion defining an interior passage with an inner diameter around said arrow shaft, the inner diameter being
sized to enable said slide body to freely translate along and rotate around the arrow shaft;

said slide body portion having an attachment portion defining an attachment passage allowing a fishing line to be secured
to said slide body portion;

said slide body portion defining a ring shaped rearward face around said arrow shaft;
a circular dampening portion made of an elastomer material secured to said rearward face of said slide body portion and forming
a ring around said arrow shaft, said dampening portion defining a rearward facing circular impact face, said dampening portion
arranged to translate and rotate with said slide body portion as said slide assembly translates and rotates along said arrow
shaft, said slide body portion and said circular dampening portion forming a slide assembly;

wherein said circular dampening portion defines an inner diameter which is greater than the diameter of said interior passage
of said slide body portion so as to not contact said arrow shaft; and,

a rigid stop secured in a non-moving position adjacent a rearward portion of said arrow shaft, said rigid stop defining a
rigid impact face facing toward said slide assembly and having a height and width sufficient to prevent said side assembly
from sliding off the rearward end of the arrow shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,554,464

METAL-BASE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Waseda University, (JP) ...

1. A metal-base printed circuit board comprising:
a metal base plate having an insulating resin layer and a copper foil layer stacked thereon, in this order, wherein:
the insulating resin layer comprises a resin, a first inorganic filler made of inorganic particles having an average particle
diameter (D50) of 1 nm to 300 nm, and a second inorganic filler made of inorganic particles having an average particle diameter (D50) of 500 nm to 20 ?m, and

the first inorganic filler and the second inorganic filler are uniformly dispersed in the insulating resin layer, wherein
the content of the first inorganic filler in the insulating resin layer is 1% by mass to 7% by mass, and

the second inorganic filler is inorganic particles made of any one of, or any combination of, BN, AlN, and SiO2.

US Pat. No. 9,551,453

PULL-OUT SWIVEL MOUNT

PEERLESS INDUSTRIES, INC....

17. A mounting system for mounting a display unit to a wall, comprising:
a base portion configured to operatively attach to the wall and defining a plurality of guide paths formed therein;
an adapter portion configured to operatively attach to the display unit; and
a plurality of connecting arms engageable with the base portion via the plurality of guide paths, each of the plurality of
connecting arms including:

a base engagement portion engageable with the base portion and movable between a first position and a second position relative
to the base portion;

an adapter engagement portion rotatably coupled to the adapter portion and operatively connected to the base engagement portion
of the respective connecting arm, and

an intermediate portion extending between the adapter engagement portion and the base engagement portion, wherein the intermediate
portion is selectively nested within the base portion when the base engagement portion is at the first position, wherein at
least a substantial part of the intermediate portion is not nested within the base portion when the base engagement portion
is at the second position; and

a rod member rotatably connecting each adapter engagement portion to the adapter portion,
wherein a movement of the plurality of connecting arms relative to the base portion via the plurality of guide paths results
in a translational movement of the adapter portion relative to the base portion between a retracted position and an extended
position.

US Pat. No. 9,554,450

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR LOW LEVEL DIMMING

Integrated Illumination S...

11. A system to manipulate levels of brightness for a lighting device, comprising:
an interface device configured to receive an input signal transmitted to the lighting device and identifying a first digital
value based on the input signal, the first digital value having a first portion of bits and a second portion of bits forming
a predetermined number of bits;

a truncator of the interface device configured to manipulate the bits in the first portion of the first digital value to smooth
noise in the first digital value, and map the manipulated first portion of the digital value and the second portion of the
first digital value to a second digital value having the predetermined number of bits and that represents a second level of
brightness; and

wherein the interface device is further configured to transmit a second signal representing the second digital value as input
to the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,397

IDENTIFYING A SUBFRAME CONTAINING INFORMATION RELATING TO AN UPLINK GRANT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a message identifying a subframe containing information relating to an uplink grant to
be sent by a target cell; and

detecting, by the UE, the uplink grant in the identified subframe transmitted by a target wireless access network node of
the target cell, wherein the detecting is based on detecting a radio link failure (RLF)-radio network temporary identity (RNTI)
in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,554,386

COMPONENT CARRIER ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION USING RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method comprising:
receiving resource assignment information including a plurality of bits that indicate activation or deactivation statuses
of respective downlink component carriers, the downlink component carriers being secondary downlink component carriers added
to a primary component carrier which is always activated, each of the downlink component carriers corresponding to one bit
included in the plurality of bits, and the one bit indicating that a corresponding downlink component carrier is to be activated
or deactivated, wherein when any one bit of the plurality of bits indicates that its corresponding downlink component carrier
is to be activated, the plurality of bits jointly indicate the activation or deactivation statuses, a sounding reference signal
(SRS) transmission request and a channel quality information (CQI) reporting request;

activating or deactivating each of the downlink component carriers according to the resource assignment information; and
starting an SRS transmission and a CQI reporting on an uplink component carrier linked to one or more of the downlink component
carriers activated by the activating.

US Pat. No. 9,552,279

DATA BUS NETWORK INTERFACE MODULE AND METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A microcontroller device comprising:
a host processing module;
a debug module; and
a data bus network interface module for enabling reception and transmission of application messages to/from a remote network
node via a data bus network, the data bus network interface module being arranged to:

receive a data bus message from the remote network node via the data bus network, read a non-data field of the data bus message,
and make data content of the data bus message available to the debug module if the non-data field comprises a value defined
for debug use; and

receive data from the debug module for transmission over the data bus network and, upon receipt of said data from the debug
module, to generate a second data bus message containing the received data and comprising a second non-data field value defined
for debug use.

US Pat. No. 9,552,258

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORING DATA IN RAID MEMORY DEVICES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A redundant array of independent disk (RAID) memory storage system comprising:
data storage blocks arranged in said array in a first plurality of data rows and a second plurality of data columns, wherein
parity data is stored in additionally defined parity blocks, wherein numbers of blocks in respective columns are different;

wherein at least some of said parity data is row parity data placed in a column of row parity data wherein at least some of
said parity data is diagonal parity data placed in diagonal parity blocks in a diagonal parity column, wherein the number
of said blocks comprising each row parity set is larger than the number of said data blocks comprising each diagonal parity
set.

US Pat. No. 9,553,615

RECEIVER FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. Mobile communications circuitry comprising:
filter circuitry, including at least a first filter and a second filter, configured to receive a multiple carrier aggregated
signal including at least a first carrier with a first bandwidth and a second carrier with a second bandwidth;

cellular communications circuitry coupled to the filter circuitry to process either an intra-band carrier aggregated signal
or an inter-band carrier aggregated signal using selectively coupled common communications processing chains, the selectively
coupled common communications processing chains grouped into at least a first set of communications processing chains coupled
to the first filter to process the intra-band carrier aggregated signals and further grouped into at least a second set of
communications processing chains coupled to the second filter to process the inter-band carrier aggregated signals; and

wherein the selectively coupled common communications processing chains each further comprises at least a mixer and local
oscillator to down-convert the first and second carriers to baseband components.

US Pat. No. 9,553,548

LOW DROP OUT VOLTAGE REGULATOR AND METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A circuit comprising:
a first stage amplifier having a first input coupled to receive a reference voltage, a second input, a first output, and a
second output;

a second stage amplifier having a first input coupled to the first output of the first stage amplifier, a second input coupled
to the second output of the first stage amplifier, and an output;

a feed-forward amplifier having a first input coupled to receive the reference voltage, a second input, and an output coupled
to the output of the second stage amplifier;

a transistor having a control terminal coupled to the output of the second stage amplifier and to the output of the feed-forward
amplifier, a first current terminal coupled to an output voltage terminal and a second current terminal coupled to a first
voltage supply;

a first resistive element having a first terminal coupled to the output voltage terminal and a second terminal coupled to
the second input of the first stage amplifier and to the second input of the feed-forward amplifier; and

a second resistive element having a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first resistive element and a second
terminal coupled to a second voltage supply.

US Pat. No. 9,554,240

MULTIPLE CONNECTION MANAGEMENT FOR BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY DEVICES

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

1. A method to manage connections to a Bluetooth device, comprising:
performing a power-on reset (PoR) for a Bluetooth (BT) device having a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory (NVM), the
NVM storing device identification information (DII) data and persistent BT data associated with a plurality of bonded BT peer
devices; and

prior to an active connection being formed with one of the bonded BT peer devices,
accessing the DII data within the NVM; and
storing the DII data in the volatile memory;
wherein the persistent BT data is not stored in the volatile memory prior to an active connection being formed with one of
the bonded BT peer devices.

US Pat. No. 9,553,501

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING OVER CURRENT PROTECTION BASED ON DUTY CYCLE INFORMATION FOR POWER CONVERTER

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A signal generator for protecting a power converter, the signal generator comprising:
a modulation and drive component configured to generate a modulation signal to output a drive signal to a third switch in
order to affect a primary current flowing through a primary winding of the power converter;

a ramping-signal generator configured to receive the modulation signal and generate a ramping signal based on at least information
associated with the modulation signal;

a sampling-signal generator configured to receive the modulation signal and generate a sampling signal including a pulse in
response to a falling edge of the modulation signal;

a sample-and-hold component configured to receive the sampling signal and the ramping signal and output a sampled-and-held
signal associated with a magnitude of the ramping signal corresponding to the pulse of the sampling signal;

a comparator configured to receive a threshold signal associated with the sampled-and-held signal and a current sensing signal
associated with the primary current and output a comparison signal to the modulation and drive component based on at least
information associated with the sampled-and-held signal and the current sensing signal;

a low pass filter configured to receive the sampled-and-held signal and generate a filter signal based on at least information
associated with the sampled-and-held signal;

a duty-cycle detection and counter component configured to receive the modulation signal, detect duty cycles of the modulation
signal and generate a sample-enable signal based on at least information associated with the modulation signal, the modulation
signal being associated with one or more switching periods, the one or more switching periods corresponding to one or more
duty cycles;

a compensation component configured to receive the modulation signal and generate a compensation signal based on at least
information associated with the modulation signal;

a first switch coupled to the compensation component; and
a second switch coupled to the low pass filter;
wherein the duty-cycle detection and counter component is further configured to:
if a first duty cycle of the modulation signal corresponding to a first switching period is larger than a duty-cycle threshold,
generate the sample-enable signal at a first logic level; and

if second duty cycles of the modulation signal corresponding to second switching periods are smaller than the duty-cycle threshold,
generate the sample-enable signal at a second logic level, the second switching periods being a number of consecutive switching
periods;

wherein:
the first switch is configured, in response to the sample-enable signal being at the first logic level, to be closed to output
the compensation signal as the threshold signal; and

the second switch is configured, in response to the sample-enable signal being at the second logic level, to be closed to
output the filter signal as the threshold signal.

US Pat. No. 9,552,405

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERY OF COMPLEX ASSETS IN DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:
generating a snapshot of a first portion of a complex asset at a first site of a distributed information processing system;
sending the snapshot to a second site of the distributed information processing system; and
replicating a second portion of the complex asset at the second site;
wherein the first portion of the complex asset comprises one or more virtual machines provided by one or more hypervisors
of a virtualization platform of the first site;

wherein the second portion of the complex asset comprises:
at least a first storage element surfaced through the one or more hypervisors of the virtualization platform of the first
site; and

at least a second storage element surfaced through a storage platform of the first site, with the storage platform being external
to the virtualization platform such that the second storage element is not visible to or controllable by the one or more hypervisors
of the virtualization platform of the first site;

wherein recovery of the complex asset is implemented at the second site utilizing the snapshot of the first portion of the
complex asset and the replicated second portion of the complex asset;

wherein the generating and sending are performed responsive to a request to create a complex asset bookmark; and
wherein the method further comprises:
pausing the one or more virtual machines of the first portion of the complex asset;
preparing the second portion of the complex asset by locking the second storage element responsive to pausing the one or more
virtual machines of the first portion of the complex asset;

creating the complex asset bookmark responsive to preparing the second portion of the complex asset; and
writing the complex asset bookmark to a replica journal at the second site.

US Pat. No. 9,554,078

TELEVISION BASE AND FLATSCREEN TELEVISION

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A television base, comprising a supporting base fixedly connected with a television display screen and at least three supporting
rods; wherein the supporting base comprises rotating connection portions, the supporting rods are rotationally connected with
the rotating connection portions, a surface of the supporting base provided with the rotating connection portions is located
in a first plane, and the first plane is perpendicular to a second plane where the television display screen is located;
all the supporting rods relatively rotate around the supporting base in the first plane, so that the supporting rods are in
a rotary opening state or in a rotary folding state, when the supporting rods rotate to be opened, the supporting rods are
positioned in the first plane to support a television shell; and when the supporting rods rotate to be folded, the supporting
rods are positioned in the first plane and are perpendicular to the second plane where the television displays screen is located.

US Pat. No. 9,553,616

EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION CHIP

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,553,353

REDIRECTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS USING SUBSTRATE STRUCTURES

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A device for directing extremely high frequency (EHF) electromagnetic radiation, the device comprising:
a dielectric substrate assembly comprised of a plurality of conductive layers forming a stair-stepped configuration, including
a top conductive layer having a major face, a bottom conductive layer, and a plurality of intermediate conductive layers,
the plurality of conductive layers supported in spaced-apart positions by intervening dielectric layers formed in the dielectric
substrate assembly, the plurality of intermediate conductive layers each having a major surface with a first perimeter, each
first perimeter comprising perimeter portions that are offset relative to each other; and

an electromagnetic transducer disposed along a plane of the major face of the top conductive layer and positioned at a vertical
offset distance from the major face of the top conductive layer, the transducer having an outer edge positioned proximate
to a first step formed by one of the plurality of intermediate conductive layers immediately adjacent to the top conductive
layer, wherein each conductive layer represents one step, where a tread length of each step is defined by a horizontal distance
extending away from the outer edge of the transducer, such that an edge of each of the plurality of intermediate conductive
layers extends beyond an edge of the conductive layer immediately above it when viewed from the top conductive layer to the
bottom conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,551,299

CHECK VALVE FOR PROPULSIVE ENGINE COMBUSTION CHAMBER

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A combustion chamber comprising
an inner wall; and
an outer wall surrounding the inner wall;
the inner wall having a plurality of effusion holes in fluid communication with an inside of the combustion chamber, the outer
wall having a plurality of cooling side holes in fluid communication with a cooling source;

the inner wall and the outer wall defining a flow passage therebetween that fluidly connects one or more of the cooling side
holes with one or more of the effusion holes,

the flow passage having a geometric configuration to permit forward flow of gases through the flow passage from the cooling
source to the inside of the combustion chamber and to restrict reverse flow of gases through the flow passage from the inside
of the combustion chamber to the cooling source, and

the permitted flow rate being greater than the restricted flow rate,
wherein the geometric configuration includes a backflow inhibiting portion formed by a forwardly directed pointed conical
portion flanked by a pair of deflector portions and each deflector portion is defined by a forwardly opening curved wall.

US Pat. No. 9,550,865

REACTIVE IONIC LIQUID, AND ION-IMMOBILIZED METAL OXIDE PARTICLE, ION-IMMOBILIZED ELASTOMER, AND TRANSDUCER USING SAME

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. An ion-immobilized metal oxide particle comprising:
an anion comprising:
a) a reactive group that consists of an alkoxysilyl group; and
b) an anionic group consisting of a carboxylate (—COO?) group or a sulfonate (—SO3?) group; and

a metal oxide particle,
the anion being immobilized to the metal oxide particle via a silanol group derived from the reactive group.

US Pat. No. 9,550,580

STRAPPED WINDSHIELD ASSEMBLY FOR ROTORCRAFT

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A rotorcraft, comprising:
an airframe;
a windshield, wherein the windshield comprises polycarbonate; and
a plurality of independent straps connected to the airframe and the windshield and extending between the airframe and the
windshield configured to hold the windshield, the straps operative to move independently with respect to each other and to
flex with respect to the windshield and the airframe;

wherein each strap is coupled to the windshield by a connector comprising a grommet extending through the windshield and a
fastener extending through the grommet, the connector operative to allow movement of the windshield relative to the strap.

US Pat. No. 9,554,479

FOLDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

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

1. A foldable display apparatus comprising:
a display panel configured to include a display area including a first display area, a second display area, and a bending
area which is defined between the first and second display areas;

a first panel supporting member configured to support the first display area;
a second panel supporting member configured to support the second display area; and
a folding part connected between the first and second panel supporting members to overlap the bending area, and configured
to guide the display panel to be folded or unfolded to a plane state with respect to the bending area,

wherein the folding part adjusts a distance between the first and second panel supporting members for the display panel to
be folded or unfolded,

wherein, when the display panel is folded, the folding part causes inner parts of the first and second panel supporting members
facing each other to overlap each other, and when the display panel is unfolded, the folding part separates the inner part
of the first panel supporting member from the inner part of the second panel supporting member for the bending area to be
unfolded to a plane state, and

wherein the folding part comprises:
a first rotation shaft provided at an inner surface of the first panel supporting member,
a second rotation shaft provided at an inner surface of the second panel supporting member to cross the first rotation shaft,
and

a cam link part connected between the first and second rotation shafts, and configured to overlap the first rotation shaft
with the second rotation shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,553,446

SHARED ESD CIRCUITRY

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

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
an ESD clamp circuit;
a first bus coupled to a first current electrode of the ESD clamp circuit;
a first diode coupled between the first bus and the first current electrode;
a second bus coupled to the first current electrode of the ESD clamp circuit;
a second diode coupled between the second bus and the first current electrode;
a first plurality of terminals, each terminal of the first plurality coupled to the first bus;
a second plurality of terminals, each terminal of the second plurality coupled to the second bus; and
a trigger circuit including a first input coupled to a first node to sense an ESD event occurring on at least one terminal
of the first plurality of terminals, a second input coupled to a second node to sense an ESD event occurring on at least one
terminal of the second plurality of terminals, and an output coupled to a control electrode of the ESD clamp circuit for making
the ESD clamp circuit conductive in response to a sensed ESD event on at least one terminal of the first plurality of terminals
to discharge current from the sensed ESD event on the first bus through the first diode and for making the ESD clamp circuit
conductive in response to a sensed ESD event on at least one terminal of the second plurality of terminals to discharge current
from the sensed ESD event on the second bus through the second diode.

US Pat. No. 9,552,893

SAMPLE-AND-HOLD CIRCUIT AND CAPACITIVE SENSING DEVICE THAT INCLUDES THE SAMPLE-AND-HOLD CIRCUIT

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

1. A sample-and-hold circuit comprising:
an input;
one or more dedicated capacitive elements;
one or more parasitic capacitive elements connected to said one or more dedicated capacitive elements;
an output;
a group of switches; and
a control unit, wherein
said control unit is arranged to control said switches so as to interconnect said input, said one or more dedicated capacitive
elements, and said output in a cyclic manner in accordance with a sample-and-hold cycle, and

the sample-and-hold cycle comprises, in chronological order,
an observation phase in which said one or more dedicated capacitive elements are disconnected from said output and connected
to said input so as to adapt an electrical charge of said dedicated capacitive elements to an input voltage applied at said
input,

a read-out phase in which said one or more dedicated capacitive elements are disconnected from said input and connected to
said output so as to provide an output voltage in dependence on said electrical charge,

a sleep phase in which said one or more dedicated capacitive elements are disconnected from both said input and said output,
said sleep phase involving a forward charge transfer between said one or more dedicated capacitive elements and said one or
more parasitic capacitive elements, and

a restoration phase in which said one or more dedicated capacitive elements are disconnected from said input and connected
to said output so as to cause a reverse charge transfer between said one or more dedicated capacitive elements and said one
or more parasitic capacitive elements, said reverse charge transfer canceling said forward charge transfer at least partly.

US Pat. No. 9,552,658

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO COMPRESSIVE SENSING FOR DYNAMIC IMAGING

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A compressive sensing system for dynamic video acquisition, comprising:
a video signal interface comprising a compressive imager configured to acquire compressive sensed video frame data from an
object, wherein the compressive sensed frame data is generated by sampling a signal associated with the object at rate below
a Nyquist frequency of the signal;

a video processing unit comprising a processor and memory,
wherein the video processing unit is configured to receive the compressive sensed video frame data from the video signal interface,
wherein the memory comprises computer readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
generate a motion estimate from the compressive sensed video frame data;
generate dynamical video frame data from the motion estimate and the compressive sensed video frame data;
output the dynamical video frame data,
wherein the motion estimate is based on, at least in part, a velocity field,
wherein the velocity field is determined based on preview frames that are generated from a low frequency domain of a subset
of the frames of the compressive sensed video frame data.

US Pat. No. 9,554,434

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER HAVING A LOGIC UNIT FOR GENERATING A FREQUENCY CONTROL SIGNAL

AU OPTRONICS CORP., Hsin...

1. A light-emitting diode driver comprising:
a power switch configured to control a charging level of a light-emitting diode voltage terminal, and controlled to be turned
on or turned off by a pulse-width modulation signal;

a logic unit coupled to a control terminal of the power switch, and configured to generate a frequency control signal according
to a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal; and

a pulse adjustment signal generator coupled to the logic unit, and configured to generate an operational wave according to
the frequency control signal and update the pulse-width modulation signal according to the operational wave;
wherein the operational wave has a first frequency when the duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal is lower than
a pulse-width modulation threshold, the operational wave has a second frequency when the duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation
signal is not lower than the pulse-width modulation threshold, and the first frequency is lower than the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,551,801

WING FOR WIDE TOW OF GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY SOURCES

PGS Geophysical AS, Oslo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a keel;
a signal source coupled to a bottom portion of the keel; and
a wing coupled to a top portion of the keel and configured, when towed by a survey vessel through a body of water, to impart
a force having lateral and vertical components that result from movement of the wing through the body of water;

wherein the wing includes a plurality of wing sections, wherein at least one of the plurality of wing sections is configured
to separately rotate about a pivot point that couples the at least one of the wing sections to the keel.

US Pat. No. 9,553,184

EDGE TERMINATION FOR TRENCH GATE FET

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor layer disposed at a substrate of the semiconductor device, the semiconductor layer having a first conductivity
type;

a plurality of active cells disposed at the semiconductor layer, each active cell comprising:
a trench extending into the semiconductor layer from a surface of the semiconductor layer;
a body region disposed in the semiconductor layer adjacent to a sidewall of the trench of the active cell and at a first depth
below the surface such that the entirety of the body region is separated from the surface by a directly interposing region
of the semiconductor layer, the body region of the active cell having a second conductivity type different than the first
conductivity type; and

a first body contact region extending from the body region of the active cell to the surface of the semiconductor layer, and
a termination cell disposed at the semiconductor layer adjacent to an edge of the plurality of active cells, the termination
cell comprising:

a trench extending into the semiconductor layer from the surface of the semiconductor layer;
a body region disposed in the semiconductor layer adjacent to a sidewall of the trench of the termination cell and at a second
depth less than the first depth, the body region of the termination cell having the second conductivity type; and

a second body contact region extending from the body region of the termination cell to the surface of the semiconductor layer;
and

wherein the body region of the termination cell extends from the second depth to a third depth at its lowermost depth, and
the body regions of the active cells extend from the first depth to a fourth depth at their lowermost depths, the fourth depth
greater than the third depth.

US Pat. No. 9,550,601

CONTAINERS OF A MULTILAYERED STRUCTURE

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A container of a multilayered structure comprising an inner layer and an outer layer of a low-density polyethylene, and
an intermediate layer that includes a gas-barrier resin layer and adhesive layers, wherein said adhesive layers contain an
acid-modified polyethylene and a propylene resin, said propylene resin being contained in an amount of 0.5 to 10% by weight
in the adhesive layers and being one which has not been modified with acid.

US Pat. No. 9,554,384

TERMINAL CONFIGURABLE FOR USE WITHIN AN UNKNOWN REGULATORY DOMAIN

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A terminal for use within an unknown regulatory domain, the terminal comprising:
one or more processors;
one or more computer readable mediums in communication with the one or more processors and comprising at least one of a computer
readable signal medium and a computer readable storage medium for storing computer program code comprising a non-transitory
computer program product;

a wireless local area network (WLAN) interface comprising a radio, the radio being operative in a frequency band, wherein
the one or more processers is configured, by the non-transitory computer program product to;

actively scan one or more regulatory domain independent channels in the frequency band;
configure the terminal for use in the unknown regulatory domain in response to the terminal receiving regulatory domain information
as a result of actively scanning the one or more regulatory domain independent channels;

passively scan one or more regulatory domain dependent channels in the frequency band in response to the terminal not receiving
the regulatory domain information as a result of actively scanning the one or more regulatory domain independent channels;
and

configure the terminal for use in the unknown regulatory domain in response to passively scanning the one or more regulatory
domain dependent channels in the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,553,677

SELF-REFERENCED CONTINUOUS-VARIABLE QUANTUM KEY DISTRIBUTION

Sandia Corporation, Albu...

9. A method, comprising:
generating a single-frequency optical signal; and
responsive to receiving a first optical reference pulse at a first time and a second optical data pulse at a second time:
identifying a phase value of the first optical reference pulse based upon performing interferometric detection between the
single-frequency optical signal and the first optical reference pulse; and

decoding data encoded on the second optical data pulse based upon the phase value of the first optical reference pulse.
US Pat. No. 9,549,523

WHEAT VARIETY ‘GA 04434-11E44’

University of Georgia Res...

1. A seed of wheat cultivar ‘GA 04434-11E44’, wherein a representative sample of seed of the cultivar has been deposited under
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) Accession No. PTA-123535.

US Pat. No. 9,554,428

LOW-FLICKER LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING DEVICE

IML International, Grand...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting device, comprising:
a first luminescent device driven by a rectified alternative-current (AC) voltage for providing light according to first current;
and

a first charge storage unit configured to supply the first current when the rectified AC voltage is smaller than a first voltage
established across the first charge storage unit, thereby keeping the first luminescent device turned on; and

a current controller comprising:
a first current control unit coupled in series to the first luminescent device and configured to regulate the first current
so that the first current does not exceed a first current setting; and

a second current control unit coupled in series to the first current control unit and coupled in series to the first charge
storage unit, and configured to regulate second current so that the second current does not exceed a second current setting,
wherein the second current is an overall current of the LED lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,089

SMART LED LIGHTING DEVICE AND REMOTE VIDEO CHAT SYSTEM THEREOF

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A smart LED lighting device, comprising:
an LED light-emitting unit;
a power supply unit configured to drive the LED light-emitting unit and to provide power to the entire smart LED lighting
device;

an audio and video processing and controller unit;
a voice input unit configured to collect and obtain local audio information;
a video acquisition unit configured to collect and obtain local video information;
a wireless communication unit configured to receive remote audio and video information and to send out the local audio and
video information;

a projection unit, and
a voice broadcast unit;
wherein:
the wireless communication unit, the projection unit, the video acquisition unit, the voice input unit and the voice broadcast
unit are connected to the audio and video processing and controller unit respectively;

the audio and video processing and controller unit is configured to receive, parse and process the remote audio and video
information from the wireless communication unit, and to send the parsed and processed remote audio and video information
to the voice broadcast unit and the projection unit respectively;

the audio and video processing and controller unit is further configured to receive, parse, and process the local audio information
and the local video information from the voice input unit and the video acquisition unit respectively, and send out the parsed
and processed local audio and video information through the wireless communication unit;

the projection unit is configured to process the parsed and processed remote video information from the audio and video processing
and controller unit, to produce a video data in a projectable format, and to project the video data to a screen; and

the voice broadcast unit is configured to process and broadcast the parsed and processed remote audio information from the
audio and video processing and controller unit.

US Pat. No. 9,551,426

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A fluid control valve comprising:
a valve housing including a first flow path between a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and a second flow path between the fluid
inlet and a bypass port;

a drive device attached to the valve housing;
a valve shaft which is connected to an output shaft of the drive device and moves in an axial direction in the valve housing;
and

a valve body which is attached so as to radially extend to an axis of the valve shaft, and which opens and closes the first
and second flow paths by being moved with the valve shaft so that one side surface moves away from or comes into contact with
a first valve seat formed in the first flow path of the valve housing and an other side surface opposite to the one side surface
moves away from or comes into contact with a second valve seat formed in the second flow path,

wherein the valve housing is attached to an attachment target member so that the valve shaft is tilted to a horizontal plane,
and

wherein the valve body includes a wall portion which corresponds to a portion where a liquid inside the first flow path collects
due to weight thereof, within a portion having the first valve seat in the first flow path of the valve housing, and which
is formed along an edge portion on the other side surface so as to restrict the liquid from covering an upper surface of the
valve body.

US Pat. No. 9,554,488

METHOD TO ALIGN SURFACE MOUNT PACKAGES FOR THERMAL ENHANCEMENT

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A surface mount device, comprising:
an electronic component operable in an electronic circuit;
a heat transfer component thermally coupled to the electronic component and having a heat transfer surface configured to interface
with a heat sink; and

a resiliently flexible lead operable to electrically couple the electronic component to a circuit board,
wherein the resiliently flexible lead is configured to resiliently deflect to facilitate a variable distance of the heat transfer
surface from the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,554,444

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RETROFITTING OR CONVERTING OR ADAPTING SERIES CIRCUITS

OV20 Systems, Snohomish,...

1. A device configured to allow a constant current system power source to supply power to a constant voltage load, the device
comprising:
a primary coil configured to be connected to a constant current type power source circuit;
a secondary coil configured to be connected to the constant voltage load; and
wherein the coils are wound on a split C-core comprising a first core gap and a second core gap;
wherein the primary coil is wound on a first side of the core across the first core gap and the secondary coil is wound on
a second side of the core across the second core gap; and

wherein the secondary coil has a higher number of windings than the primary coil.

US Pat. No. 9,554,387

POWER HEADROOM CALCULATION APPARATUS AND A POWER HEADROOM CALCULATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A power headroom calculation apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives control information that is transmitted using a Physical Downlink Control Channel
(PDCCH) or a higher layer; and

a power headroom calculator which, in operation, calculates a power headroom of an uplink channel based on parameter information
including the received control information and calculates a transmission power of the uplink channel using the parameter information
that was used to calculate the power headroom of the uplink channel, wherein the power headroom of the uplink channel corresponds
to a power headroom which is calculated when an accumulated value of a Transmit Power Control (TPC) command is zero.

US Pat. No. 9,553,746

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-THREADED OFDM CHANNEL EQUALIZER WITH COPROCESSOR

Redline Communications In...

1. A multi-threaded OFDM channel equalizer comprising:
a program memory;
a program sequencer, the program sequencer configured to read an instruction from the program memory, the program sequencer
expanding the instruction to form an expanded instruction; and

a processing unit having a multi-threaded architecture, the processing unit comprising a plurality of pipeline stages and
a plurality of thread registers, each of the plurality of threads allocated to the processing of a specified symbol-carrier
pair, the processing unit receiving an expanded instruction from the program sequencer, the expanded instruction controlling
the function of each of the plurality of pipeline stages.

US Pat. No. 9,552,890

ANTIFUSE WITH BYPASS DIODE AND METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
an antifuse having a first node and a second node;
a first diode having a first diode anode and a first diode cathode, the first diode cathode coupled to the first node of the
antifuse, and the first diode anode coupled to the second node of the antifuse such that the first diode and the antifuse
are in a parallel combination; and

a second diode coupled in series with the parallel combination, where the second diode is coupled oppositely biased compared
to the first diode, and where the first diode has a first area, and the second diode has a second area, and wherein the second
area is at least twice as large as the first area.

US Pat. No. 9,554,471

STRUCTURE WITH SEVERAL CAVITIES PROVIDED WITH ACCESS CHANNELS OF DIFFERENT HEIGHTS

1. A packaging structure including:
at least one cover secured to at least one first substrate and forming at least first and second distinct cavities between
the cover and the first substrate,

at least first and second channels formed in the first substrate and/or in the cover and/or between the first substrate and
the cover, such that the first channel includes a first end leading into the first cavity and a second end leading off the
first cavity via at least one first hole formed through the cover, and in that the second channel includes a first end leading
into the second cavity and a second end leading off the second cavity via at least one second hole formed through the cover,

wherein a height HA of the first channel at its second end is lower than a height HB of the second channel at its second end,

wherein the second end of the first channel is plugged by at least one first portion of a first closing layer with a thickness
E1 higher than the height HA and lower than the height HB, and wherein the second end of the second channel is plugged by at least:

one second portion of the first closing layer and a portion of a second closing layer with a thickness E2 such that HB<(E1+E2), or

the second portion of the first closing layer and a portion of a material soldered to the second portion of the first closing
layer and with a thickness E2 such that HB<(E1+E2), or

the second portion of the first closing layer and a portion of a plugging layer plugging the second hole on the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,550,664

REDUCING MEMS STICTION BY INCREASING SURFACE ROUGHNESS

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

1. A method for manufacturing a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device, the method comprising:
forming an insulating layer over a substrate;
depositing a first polysilicon layer on the insulating layer by reacting a silicon-containing gas, gaseous hydrochloric acid,
and hydrogen for a first duration of time at a first temperature, wherein, during the deposition, the gaseous hydrochloric
acid is at least 15% of a total flow of the gaseous hydrochloric acid and the silicon-containing gas;

etching the first polysilicon layer using gaseous hydrochloric acid and hydrogen for a second duration of time at a second
temperature;

depositing a second polysilicon layer over the etched first polysilicon layer by reacting the silicon-containing gas and hydrogen
for a third duration of time at a third temperature; and

patterning the second polysilicon layer and the first polysilicon layer to form a travel stop region of the MEMS device.

US Pat. No. 9,550,222

BODYMAKER AND DOUBLE ACTION DOMER ASSEMBLY WITH STAGED PISTON

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A doming station comprising:
a domer assembly having a domer body with a domed axial first end and an opposing second end;
a housing assembly defining a domer body passage, said domer body passage having a longitudinal axis and being sized to accommodate
said domer body whereby said domer body is movably disposed in said domer body passage and structured to move between a forward
position and a rearward position;

said domer body movably disposed in said domer body passage and structured to move substantially along said domer body passage
longitudinal axis between a forward, first position and a retracted, second position;

a domer assembly shock absorbing assembly having a pressurized fluid supply and a stacked piston assembly;
said domer stacked piston assembly having a plurality of pistons, each said piston having an associated pressure chamber,
said pistons disposed in series and located in said domer body passage, each said piston having a forward side and a rearward
side, each said piston structured to move between a first position, wherein each said piston does not operatively engage said
domer body, and a second, operatively engaged position, wherein each said piston operatively engages said domer body;

said domer stacked piston assembly pistons disposed in series structured to operatively engage said domer body second end;
said domer stacked piston assembly pressurized fluid supply structured to provide pressurized fluid to each said domer stacked
piston assembly piston pressure chamber, whereby said each domer stacked piston assembly piston is structured to be biased
toward said forward side and each domer stacked piston assembly piston is structured be moved independently between said first
and second positions;

wherein, upon motion of said domer body toward said second position, each said domer stacked piston assembly piston is structured
to operatively engage said domer body and bias said domer body toward said domer body forward position;

when said domer stacked piston assembly pistons are in said first position, each said domer stacked piston assembly piston
is separated by a predetermined spacing; and

whereby, when said domer body moves toward said second position, each said domer stacked piston assembly piston incrementally
operatively engages said domer body second end, thereby incrementally increasing the pressure on said domer body second end.

US Pat. No. 9,554,412

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL DEVICE

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A control device for controlling a communication between other electronic devices via a first non-contact communication
system, the control device comprising:
an acquirer that acquires pairing information for setting a connection between two other electronic devices corresponding
to two of the other electronic devices to be paired for communicating with each other from a plurality of pieces of pairing
information corresponding to a plurality of electronic devices; and

an outputter that outputs the pairing information to the two other electronic devices by using a second non-contact communication
system that is different from the first non-contact communication system,

the pairing information being used by the two other electronic devices to be connected to each other via the first non-contact
communication system to perform pairing between each other, and

wherein the control device causes the two other electronic devices to perform the pairing by only outputting the pairing information
to the two other electronic devices without receiving data from the two other electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,553,413

RETRACTABLE CABLE AND CABLE REWIND SPOOL CONFIGURATION

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a cable spool housing;
a cable spool coupled to the cable spool housing;
a cable wound around the cable spool;
a clutch bearing that provides a rotational axis for the cable spool to rotate around; and
a drive adaptor configured to turn freely while the cable is being unwound from the cable spool and to lock during a rewind
movement of the cable spool;

wherein the drive adaptor is positioned inside the clutch bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,553,546

DIFFERENTIAL OUTPUT STAGE OF AN AMPLIFICATION DEVICE, FOR DRIVING A LOAD

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A differential output stage of an amplification device, for driving a load, comprising:
a first differential output stage portion having a first differential input terminal and a first differential output terminal,
said first differential input terminal comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal;

a second differential output stage portion having a second differential input terminal and a second differential output terminal,
said second differential input terminal comprising a third input terminal and a fourth input terminal, the load being electrically
connected between said first and second differential output terminal;

the first differential output stage portion further comprising:
a first output circuit connected between a first reference potential and said first differential output terminal;
a second output circuit between a second reference potential and said first differential output terminal;
a first driving circuit of the first output circuit arranged to connect said first input terminal to a first driving terminal
of said first output circuit, said first driving circuit comprising a first biasing circuit arranged to provide to the first
driving terminal a first driving signal;

a second driving circuit of the second output circuit arranged to connect said second input terminal to a second driving terminal
of said second output circuit, said second driving circuit comprising a second biasing circuit arranged to provide to the
second driving terminal a second driving signal; and

wherein the first differential output stage portion further comprises:
a third output circuit connected between a first node of said first biasing circuit and the first differential output terminal,
said third output circuit having a third driving terminal connected to said first driving terminal,

a fourth output circuit connected between a first node of said second biasing circuit and the first differential output terminal,
said fourth output circuit having a fourth driving terminal connected to said second driving terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,553,187

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS

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

1. A semiconductor device structure comprising:
a body well region of semiconductor material having a first conductivity type;
a drift region of semiconductor material having a second conductivity type;
a source region of semiconductor material having the second conductivity type, a channel portion of the body well region residing
laterally between the source region and a first portion of the drift region, the first portion being adjacent to the channel
portion; and

a gate structure overlying at least the channel portion of the body well region and the first portion of the drift region,
wherein

a second portion of the gate structure overlying the channel portion proximate the source region has the second conductivity
type,

a throttling portion of the gate structure overlies the first portion of the drift region and at least a portion of the channel
portion,

a doping of the throttling portion is different from the second portion of the gate structure, and
a width of an area of the throttling portion that overlaps the channel portion is less than a width of the gate structure.

US Pat. No. 9,552,897

METHOD FOR THE CAPTURE AND STORAGE OF WASTE

Sandia Corporation, Albu...

1. A method of remediating waste, comprising:
adsorbing a waste material onto a metal-organic framework material; and
applying pressure to the metal-organic framework material to convert the crystalline structure of the metal-organic framework
to an amorphous structure.

US Pat. No. 9,552,094

USER INTERFACE RESPONSIVENESS IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A method of operating an electronic device that includes a capacitive touch screen display, comprising:
sending image signals from a control circuit to a graphics circuit and rendering images on a touch screen display;
placing the graphics circuit that renders the images to the touch screen display in an inactive mode while the control circuit
that inactivated and that controls the graphics circuit and the touch screen display remains in an active mode, the graphics
circuit configured to render an image in the inactive mode with a reduced rendering ability;

while the graphics circuit is in the inactive mode, sensing a user input device in a capacitive field of the touch screen
prior to the input device contacting the touch screen while the control circuit remains in the active mode; and

in response to sensing the user input device within the capacitive field, activating the graphics circuit;
while the graphics circuit is active, estimating a point of contact on the touch screen display;
rendering a first image on the touch screen display corresponding to the estimated point of contact;
determining an actual initial point of contact on the touch screen display, the actual initial point of contact being the
point where the touch screen display is initially contacted by the user; and

maintaining the first image on the touch screen display when the actual initial point of contact is the same as the estimated
point of contact, otherwise when the actual initial point of contact is different than the estimated point of contact rendering
a second image on the touch screen display corresponding to the actual initial point of contact, the second image being a
new image corresponding the actual initial point of contact.

US Pat. No. 9,550,596

METHOD OF SEALING CONTAINERS AND LIDS BY MELT ADHESION BY LASER

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A method of sealing a container and a lid by melt adhesion by a laser beam, wherein
said container is a cup type container having a bottom portion, a body portion and a flange portion, said lid is a lid formed
in a dented shape, said container comprising a thermoplastic resin that permits the laser beam to transmit therethrough, said
lid comprising a resin composition of the thermoplastic resin containing a heat-generating substance that generates heat upon
absorbing the laser beam;

the method comprising applying the laser beam to a contacting surface of the flange portion and a circumferential portion
of the lid from a lower side of the container in a state where the container and the lid are being pushed and closely contacted
to each other by use of a pushing jig, wherein

said laser beam is capable of applying a rectangular beam having a uniform intensity distribution,
an upper-limit of temperature that is elevated by the application of the laser beam lies in a range of not lower than a melting
point of said thermoplastic resin but lower than a thermal decomposition start temperature thereof in a melt adhesion interface
between said container and said lid, and

the temperature reaches said upper-limit in a heating time t (msec) represented by the following formula (1),
t (msec)=L/S  (1)

wherein L is the length (mm) of the rectangular beam in the scanning direction, and S is the rate of laser scanning (mm/msec)
of not higher than 1.65 mm/msec.

US Pat. No. 9,550,799

PREPARATION OF PHOSPHORUS-CONTAINING ANTIWEAR COMPOUNDS FOR USE IN LUBRICANT COMPOSITIONS

The Lubrizol Corporation,...

1. A process for preparing a salt of a hydroxy-substituted ester of phosphoric acid, comprising:
(a) reacting a phosphate dialkyl diester represented by the formula (RO)2P(?O)—OH, where each R is independently an alkyl group having about 4 to about 30 carbon atoms, with a 1,2-alkylene oxide,

(b) reacting a product mixture of step (a) with a phosphating agent; and
(c) reacting a product mixture of step (b) with an amine;wherein the phosphate dialkyl diester is reacted with the alkylene oxide of step (a) in the substantial absence of a phosphate
monoester, the amount of said phosphate monoester being 0 to 4 percent by weight of the total phosphate mono- and diester
present.

US Pat. No. 9,554,421

OVEN APPLIANCE HAVING RESISTIVE TOUCHSCREEN AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An oven appliance, comprising:
a cooking assembly, the cooking assembly comprising a heating element;
a user interface panel, the user interface panel comprising a resistive touchscreen operable to transmit electrical signals;
a temperature sensor positioned within the user interface panel; and
a controller in communication with the resistive touchscreen and the heating element, the controller operable to receive the
electrical signals, select a calibration set based on a temperature-related operating condition, and interpret the electrical
signals from the resistive touchsereen based on the selected calibration set,

wherein the temperature-related operating condition is a local temperature measured by the temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,554,418

DEVICE FOR TOPOLOGY HIDING OF A VISITED NETWORK

F5 Networks, Inc., Seatt...

1. A topology hiding node device comprising:
at least one processor;
at least one memory coupled to the processor configured to execute programmed instructions stored in the memory comprising:
coordinating communication between entities in two networks comprising a Home Public Land Mobile (HPLM) network and a Visited
Public Land Mobile (VPLM) network;

representing a real identity of one the entities by at least one virtual identity allocated from a group of at least two virtual
identities, when communicating with one or more of the other entities; and

recording a relation between the virtual identity and the real identity of a current communication session in a change list
stored in a short term storage (STS), while the relation between the virtual identity and the real identity of a previous
communication sessions is stored in a long term storage (LTS).

US Pat. No. 9,552,525

NOISE REDUCTION IN BIOMETRIC IMAGES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for reducing noise in a biometric image that is captured by a biometric sensing device, the biometric sensing
device comprising a plurality of electrodes, the method comprising:
receiving the biometric image;
logically dividing the biometric image into image blocks that each represent a non-overlapping portion of the biometric image,
each non-overlapping portion representing capacitance values associated with two or more electrodes in the biometric sensing
device; and

for each image block, removing noise from the image block using at least one of a first calibration image and a second calibration
image, wherein the first calibration image comprises first voltage levels that characterize noise of the biometric sensing
device at a first voltage level and the second calibration image comprises second voltage levels that characterize noise of
the biometric sensing device at a second voltage level.

US Pat. No. 9,554,463

CIRCUIT MATERIALS, CIRCUIT LAMINATES, AND ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM

ROGERS CORPORATION, Roge...

1. A dielectric substrate comprising a fibrous non-woven mat material having a thickness of less than 5 mils (127 micrometers)
that is impregnated with a resin composition, wherein the fibrous non-woven mat material comprise fibers, 10 nm to 10 ?m in
diameter that have been made by a process of extruding an inorganic or organic material through one or more openings and collecting
the extruded fibers in the form of a fibrous non-woven mat material, wherein the direction of the fibers on the surface of
the fibrous non-woven mat material exhibit a standard deviation of at least 10 degree with respect to a central longitudinal
axis of the fibrous non-woven mat material.

US Pat. No. 9,550,372

DIGITAL PRINTING MACHINE AND METHOD

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A decorator assembly comprising:
a mandrel turret assembly including a rotatable turret, a number of mandrels, and a number of independent ink stations;
each said mandrel rotatably coupled to said turret, each said mandrel extending generally radially from said turret, said
mandrels disposed generally in a plane about an axis of rotation;

said turret structured to rotate about an axis of rotation thereby moving each said mandrel over a generally circular path
of travel;

each said independent ink station disposed adjacent to the path of travel of said mandrels; and
wherein said turret has a weight of between about 700 lbs. to 800 lbs.

US Pat. No. 9,554,348

TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIRELESS NETWORKS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CA...

1. Non-transitory, tangible, computer-readable storage media containing a program of instructions that cause a single wireless
slave node running the program of instructions in a timing virtual network (TVN) with neighboring wireless slave nodes to:
store information indicative of an identity, link propagation delay, and wireless channel impulse response of each of its
neighboring wireless slave nodes;

repeatedly perform a physical layer fast reference signal broadcast transmission and reception; and
repeatedly update a timing estimate based on the results of the repeated broadcast transmission and reception and the stored
information.

US Pat. No. 9,554,230

AUDIO SIGNAL CORRECTION AND CALIBRATION FOR A ROOM ENVIRONMENT

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. A method, comprising:
creating at least two iterative filters based on at least two separate frequency ranges of an original frequency response;
determining an error difference between a frequency response modified by the at least two iterative filters and the original
frequency response;

separating peaks and dips of the original frequency response signal based on a frequency range of interest of the original
frequency response; and

applying the error difference to an audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,553,371

RADAR MODULE

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

1. A device comprising:
a radar module comprising a connector to interface with an external receptacle, the radar module to receive a millimeter radio
frequency (RF) signal that includes a desired frequency range reflected from an object, the radar module including:

a printed circuit board (PCB) having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface overlying and
coplanar to the second major surface;

a parabolic structure comprising a reflective surface to reflect the received millimeter RF signal;
an electromagnetic (EM) absorber between the PCB and the reflective surface, the EM absorber including an opening aligned
with an antenna structure, the EM absorber being a graded absorber to absorb a frequency range of the received millimeter
RF signal received from undesirable directions.

US Pat. No. 9,551,064

MOISTURE-RESISTANT AND ANTI-CORROSIVE ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HZO, Inc., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for preventing exposure of an energy storage device to moisture and corrosive agents, comprising:
applying a first protective coating to at least a portion of at least one surface of a cell of an energy storage device having
a first electrical terminal, the first protective coating comprising a moisture resistant coating formed from a material that
will withstand exposure to corrosive agents, including electrolytes, corrosive gases and dust;

applying a second protective coating to at least a portion of at least one surface of a circuit board having a second electrical
terminal, the second protective coating comprising a moisture resistant coating formed from a material that will withstand
exposure to corrosive agents, including electrolytes, corrosive gases and dust; and

etching the first protective coating from the first electrical terminal and the second protective coating from the second
electrical terminal; and

electrically coupling the first electrical terminal to the second electrical terminal; and
wherein etching is performed prior to coupling the first and second electrical terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,550,251

POWER SUPPLY ASSEMBLY FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH SYSTEM

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A power supply assembly for a plasma arc torch, the power supply assembly comprising:
an input circuit configured to produce a first output signal, the input circuit including at least one of a boost circuit
or a rectification circuit;

an energy storage device electrically connected to an output of the input circuit for receiving a charge signal from the input
circuit, the energy storage device configured to produce a second output signal; and

a torch connector electrically connected to the input circuit and the energy storage device for receiving the first and second
output signals, wherein the torch connector is configured to supply the first output signal, the second output signal, or
a combination of the first and second output signals to the plasma arc torch to sustain a plasma arc based on comparing a
parameter of the plasma arc torch with at least one of the first or second output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,550,851

FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS WITH REVERSIBLE CROSSLINKING

EVONIK ROEHM GmbH, Darms...

1. A reversibly crosslinkable formulation crosslinkable via a hetero-Diels-Alder reaction,
the formulation comprising a component A which has at least two protected dithioester groups, and a component B which has
at least two diene functionalities.

US Pat. No. 9,554,209

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. Microphone preamplifier circuit adapted to be connected to a microphone circuit, said microphone circuit comprising a microphone
and at least one output node, said microphone preamplifier circuit comprising a preamplifier comprising:
an operational amplifier comprising at least one input and at least one output;
at least one input DC decoupling capacitor connected to said at least one input of said operational amplifier;
at least one feedback capacitor connected between said at least one input and said at least one output of said operational
amplifier in order to set together with said at least one input DC decoupling capacitor a gain value of said microphone preamplifier
circuit;

first and second feed nodes adapted to be fed by first and second bias voltages respectively;
wherein said preamplifier further comprises at least one switched capacitor adapted to be selectively and alternatively connected
in response to a clock signal:

between said at least one input and said at least one output of said operational amplifier; and
between said first and second feed nodes;
wherein said microphone preamplifier circuit further comprises an anti-aliasing filter comprising: (i) at least one output
terminal connected to said at least one input DC decoupling capacitor and (ii) at least one input terminal adapted to be connected
to said at least one output node of said microphone circuit, and wherein said preamplifier and said anti-aliasing filter are
integrated in a same chip.

US Pat. No. 9,552,863

MEMORY DEVICE WITH SAMPLED RESISTANCE CONTROLLED WRITE VOLTAGES

Everspin Technologies, In...

1. A memory device comprising:
a memory array having a bit cell;
write circuitry coupled to the memory array at a first array access point and a second array access point, the write circuitry
configured to:

apply a sample signal at the first array access point and at the second array access point, the sample signal of a magnitude
of less than a magnitude to switch a state of the bit cell;

identify a resistive value associated with the bit cell and the sample signal;
determine a magnitude of a regulated write signal based in part on the resistive value, the magnitude of the regulated write
signal greater than the magnitude to switch the state of the bit cell; and

apply the regulated write signal at the first array access point and at the second array access point.

US Pat. No. 9,553,091

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Vanguard International Se...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:
a first high-voltage MOS device region, including:
a first well;
a first light-doping region disposed in a part of the first well, wherein a conductive type of the first well and a conductive
type of the first light-doping region are opposite;

a first gate stack on a part of the first well and a part of the first light-doping region;
spacers on sidewalls of the first gate stack; and
a plurality of first heavy-doping regions in the first well and the first light-doping region at two sides of the first gate
stack, wherein a conductive type of the plurality of the first heavy-doping regions and the conductive type of the first well
are the same, and each of the plurality of the first heavy-doping regions has an edge aligning to an outer side of the spacers;

wherein the first light-doping region between the first well and one of the plurality of the first heavy-doping regions in
the first light-doping region is a channel region of the first high-voltage MOS device region, and

wherein the first well is disposed in a substrate, the conductive type of the first well and a conductive type of the substrate
are the same, and the first high-voltage MOS device region further includes a deep well disposed between the first well and
the substrate, and a conductive type of the deep well and the conductive type of the first well are different.

US Pat. No. 9,550,846

FLEXIBLE TO RIGID NANOPOROUS POLYURETHANE-ACRYLATE (PUAC) TYPE MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL AND THERMAL INSULATION APPLICATIONS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A nanoporous material comprising a polyurethane-acrylate polymer formed by the polymerization of a urethane-acrylate star
monomer of the formula (I):

in the presence of a polymerization catalyst at 60° C. for 2-4 h, to give a wet gel, followed by aging of the wet gel for
24 h at 60° C., washing five times with acetone for 8 h per wash, and drying with supercritical fluid CO2;

wherein the nitrogen atoms of the urethane moieties in the urethane-acrylate star monomer of the formula (I) are independently
attached to their respective aryl rings at the 2, 3, or 4-positions of the aryl rings;

wherein each of W, X, and Y independently represents a C1-C6 straight chain alkyl group or a C1-C6 branched alkyl group;

wherein each of R1-R9 is independently a hydrogen, a C1-C6 straight chain alkyl group, or a C1-C6 branched alkyl group; and,

wherein the material is an aerogel.

US Pat. No. 9,554,429

LIGHTING CIRCUIT, IN PARTICULAR WITH LED LIGHT SOURCES

Automotive Lighting Itali...

1. A lighting circuit, in particular for a motor vehicle light, comprising:
at least one light source defined by a first voltage selection and susceptible to being driven by a first driving current;
a first selection circuit to identify said first voltage selection;
at least one light source defined by a second voltage selection and susceptible to being driven by a second driving current;
a second selection circuit to identify said second voltage selection;
wherein each of said first and second selection circuit includes at least one selection circuit element defined by a selection
electric quantity having one of a plurality of predefined levels of electric quantity to which the same number of voltage
selection levels of the light sources correspond;

an electronic control unit configured to detect said first and second voltage selection of the light source by said first
and second selection circuit, and to regulate the driving current absorbed by the light source defined by the lower voltage
selection, so that said driving current follows with a constant ratio the trend of the driving current absorbed by the light
source defined by the higher voltage selection, the latter being taken as reference;

at least a first electronic lighting circuit board including at least said light source defined by the first voltage selection
and said first selection circuit;

at least a second electronic lighting circuit board including at least said light source defined by the second voltage selection
and said second selection circuit;

wherein the electronic control unit includes:
a current driver for each electronic lighting circuit board, said current driver being suitable for imposing a driving current
of the respective light source;

a comparison circuit including a circuit suitable for comparing said selection electrical quantities, or electrical quantities
derivable from said selection electrical quantities, so as to identify, on the basis of such comparison, the lighting circuit
board having the at least one light source with the higher voltage selected;

a detection circuit for each of said electronic lighting circuit boards, wherein the detection circuit includes a circuit
suitable for detecting a driving electric quantity of the light sources when powered with a power supply voltage; and

a regulation circuit including, for each of the electronic lighting circuit boards, a circuit regulator suitable for controlling
the respective current driver in such a way that the driving current of one lighting circuit board follows the driving current
of the other lighting circuit board with a constant ratio, and wherein said comparator circuit is connected to said current
driver and to said circuit regulator in such a way that the lighting circuit with the higher voltage selection is driven by
the comparator circuit with a reference driving current, and the driving current of the other lighting circuit board is regulated
by the respective circuit regulator so as to follow said reference current with a constant ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,553,657

MULTIPLE ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A mobile platform-mounted mobile communicator for communicating with a constellation of satellites comprising:
a first antenna optimized for operation using a first frequency band in a first geographic region;
a second antenna optimized for operation using a second frequency band in a second geographic region;
a controller configured to determine which antenna to activate based on a geographic indicator; and
a radome enclosure for the platform-mounted mobile communicator configured to enclose the first antenna, the second antenna
or both the first and second antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,554,288

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR CONFIRMING UPLINK-DOWNLINK CONFIGURATION

Datang Mobile Communicati...

8. A network-side apparatus for determining an uplink-downlink configuration, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory to store instructions, which when executed from the memory, cause the processor to:
determine a first RSRP value of a reference signal of a second cell received by a first cell, wherein the second cell is an
adjacent cell to the first cell and the first RSRP value is measured and reported by a NodeB serving the first cell to the
first power determination module; and

compare the first RSRP value with a power threshold corresponding to the first cell, and determine from the comparison result
whether or not the first cell autonomously selects the uplink-downlink configuration, the uplink-downlink configuration being
allocation of subframes in each radio frame for uplink transmission and for downlink transmission, wherein to determine, by
the network-side apparatus, whether or not the first cell autonomously selects the uplink-downlink configuration comprises:

compare the first RSRP value with the power threshold corresponding to the first cell and to determine whether the first RSRP
value is below the power threshold, and if so, then to determine that the first cell selects the uplink-downlink configuration
autonomously; otherwise, to determine that the first cell does not select the uplink-downlink configuration autonomously.

US Pat. No. 9,553,756

FINGERPRINT-BASED INTER-DESTINATION MEDIA SYNCHRONIZATION

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for enabling inter-destination synchronization of processing content parts in a first receiver comprising a first
clock and second receiver comprising a second clock, said content parts being associated with a predetermined play-out timeline,
said method comprising:
in said first receiver, determining first timing information comprising one or more first content part identifiers and associated
first processing clock times generated by said first clock, a first content part identifier comprising one or more first fingerprints
for identifying a first content part in a first media stream provided to said first receiver;

in said second receiver, determining second timing information comprising one or more second content part identifiers and
associated second processing clock times generated by said second clock, a second content part identifier identifying a second
content part in a second media stream provided to said second receiver, wherein the first content part and the second content
part are parts of a same content;

based on said first and second timing information, calculating a timing difference in the processing of a content part in
said first and second media streams, wherein calculating said timing difference comprises matching at least one of said one
or more first fingerprints with reference information comprising one or more reference fingerprints associated with reference
positions on said play-out timeline; and

based on said timing difference, generating synchronization information for enabling adjustment of the processing of said
first and/or second media streams so that inter destination synchronization between said first and second media streams is
achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,551,073

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A FIRST METALLIC LAYER ONTO NON-CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A method for depositing a first metal or metal alloy layer onto a non-conductive polymer comprising, in this order, the
steps of
(i) providing a non-conductive polymer,
(ii) contacting the non-conductive polymer with an etching solution comprising 0.75 to 3.6 g/l permanganate ions in 60 to
80 vol.-% sulfuric acid,

(iii) contacting the etched non-conductive polymer with an activator solution comprising a noble metal and
(iv) depositing a first metal or metal alloy layer by a wet-chemical method onto the activated non-conductive polymer,
wherein the etching solution further comprises phosphoric acid and the density of the etching solution is adjusted with the
phosphoric acid to a range of 1.70 to 1.82 g/ml.

US Pat. No. 9,554,399

METHOD, ENODEB AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSMITTING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE MESSAGES

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a random access response message, comprising:
receiving a random access preamble, wherein the random access preamble is transmitted by a user equipment on a random access
channel;

determining whether the user equipment belongs to a random access area central group or a random access area edge group according
to the random access preamble;

determining a random access area (RAA) to which the user equipment belongs, wherein the random access area central group comprise
a plurality of random access areas, in the case where it is determined that the user equipment belongs to the random access
area central group; and

transmitting a first random access response (RAR) message to the user equipment based on the random access preamble, channel
resource information of the random access channel and the RAA.

US Pat. No. 9,551,039

RAPID DETECTION OF THE “HIGH VIRULENT” ST-17 CLONE OF GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS

INSTITUT PASTEUR, Paris ...

1. A method for the in vitro detection of a high-virulence group B streptococcus strain of the ST-17 clone comprising:
providing a biological sample comprising nucleic acid;
hybridizing the nucleic acid of the biological sample with a nucleic acid molecule that hybridizes to a nucleotide sequence
consisting of the S10 nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:5, the S11a nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 13, or the S11b nucleotide
sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15, or the complements thereof; and

detecting the presence or absence of the ST-17 clone by detecting the presence or absence of the S10, S11a or S11b nucleotide
sequence or the complement thereof in the nucleic acid of the biological sample.

US Pat. No. 9,554,359

DYNAMIC ANTENNA TUNER SETTING FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION SCENARIOS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method to adjust radio frequency circuitry in a wireless communication device, the method comprising the wireless communication
device at least:
receiving one or more downlink communications from a wireless network;
determining whether carrier aggregation is enabled;
when carrier aggregation is not enabled, adjusting the radio frequency circuitry based on default setting values; and
when carrier aggregation is enabled:
evaluating radio frequency conditions for a primary component carrier and for a secondary component carrier used for carrier
aggregation;

determining whether uplink communication is power constrained;
when uplink communication is power constrained, adjusting the radio frequency circuitry to maximize power transfer over a
set of radio frequencies through the primary component carrier; and

when uplink communication is not power constrained, adjusting the radio frequency circuitry to maximize power transfer over
a set of radio frequencies through a combination of the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier,

wherein the wireless communication device determines whether uplink communication is power constrained based at least in part
on whether:

an uplink performance metric is less than an uplink performance threshold and a downlink performance metric is greater than
a downlink performance threshold, or

a downlink received signal strength exceeds a downlink signal strength threshold and a number of uplink random access channel
(RACH) failures occur.

US Pat. No. 9,550,270

TEMPERATURE MODIFICATION FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A system, comprising:
a fluid reservoir for storing a liquid;
a nozzle for dispensing the liquid onto a polishing pad of a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) system;
a first fluid pathway from the fluid reservoir to the nozzle;
a second fluid pathway from the fluid reservoir to the nozzle;
a first valve disposed within the first fluid pathway;
a second valve disposed within the second fluid pathway;
a liquid heater component disposed within the second fluid pathway between the fluid reservoir and the second valve, the liquid
heater component comprising a quartz heater configured to heat the liquid to generate heated liquid, wherein the heated liquid
is supplied to the polishing pad upon which a semiconductor wafer is to be polished to generate a heated polishing pad having
a heated polishing pad temperature; and

a polishing component configured to:
responsive to the heated polishing pad temperature exceeding a threshold, polish the semiconductor wafer utilizing the heated
polishing pad during a CMP stage.

US Pat. No. 9,554,454

DEVICES AND METHODS TO REDUCE DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL PAIR CROSSTALK

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device comprising:
a first pair of differential signal lines comprising a first signal line and a second signal line proximate the first signal
line, the first signal line and the second signal line separated from each other along a first line;

a second pair of differential signal lines comprising a third signal line proximate a fourth signal line, the third signal
line and the fourth signal line separated from each other along a second line generally perpendicular to the first line;

a third pair of differential signal lines including a fifth signal line electrically coupled to the first signal line and
a sixth signal line electrically coupled to the second signal line, wherein the fifth and sixth signal lines are separated
from each other along a line parallel to the first line; and

a fourth pair of differential signal lines including a seventh signal line electrically coupled to the third signal line and
an eighth signal line electrically coupled to the fourth signal line, wherein the seventh and eighth signal lines are separated
from each other along a line parallel to the second line;

wherein the first second, third and fourth airs of differential signal lines are on a same surface of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,297

PERIODIC CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION (CSI) REPORTING USING A PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH)

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method of reporting a channel state information (CSI) of a user equipment (UE), comprising:
generating, at the UE, a plurality of CSI reports for serving cells for transmission in a subframe for a plurality of CSI
processes for the UE operating in a transmission mode (TM) 10 used in a coordinated multipoint (CoMP) scenario and carrier aggregation (CA) configuration, each of the CSI processes include
a respective configuration of a channel and a corresponding interference part, wherein each CSI report corresponds to a physical
uplink control channel (PUCCH) reporting type among a plurality of CSI processes having a CSI process index (CSIProcessIndex)
and a serving cell index (ServCellIndex) among a plurality of ServCellIndexes;

determining different priorities corresponding to each of the plurality of PUCCH reporting types;
determining a first collision between CSI reports, among the plurality of CSI reports, having PUCCH reporting types with equal
priorities in the subframe and, upon determining the first collision, dropping CSI reports corresponding to all CSI processes
except a CSI process having the lowest CSIProcessIndex, wherein a CSI report for a specific ServCellIndex with a lower CSIProcessIndex
has a higher priority than a CSI report for the specific ServCellIndex with a CSIProcessIndex higher than the lower CSIProcessIndex;

determining a second collision between CSI reports, after determining the first collision, among retained ones of the plurality
of CSI reports, having CSIProcessIndexes with equal priorities in the subframe and, upon determining the second collision,
dropping the CSI reports corresponding to all ServCellIndexes except a CSI report with the lowest ServCellIndex, wherein a
CSI report for a specific CSIProcessIndex with a lower ServCellIndex has a higher priority than a CSI report for the specific
CSIProcessIndex with a ServCellIndex that is higher than the lower ServCellIndex;

preparing at least one non-colliding CSI report from among CSI reports that are not dropped;
multiplexing a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and the at least one non-colliding CSI report;
determining whether the at least one non-colliding CSI report with HARQ-ACK feedback bits and any scheduling request (SR)
fits into a payload of the PUCCH format 3;

transmitting the HARQ-ACK feedback bits including any SR without the at least one non-colliding CSI report when the at least
one non-colliding CSI report with HARQ-ACK feedback bits and any SR does not fit into the payload; and

transmitting the multiplexed HARQ-ACK feedback bits including any SR with the at least one non-colliding CSI report when the
at least one non-colliding CSI report with HARQ-ACK feedback bits and any SR fits into the payload.

US Pat. No. 9,553,225

TAPERED TRUNKING SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED COMBINER

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. A tapered trunking bus for solar panels comprising:
a first combiner and junction box electrically coupled to a first solar panel array through a first circuit protection device
within the first combiner and junction box; and

a second combiner and junction box electrically coupled to a second solar panel array through a second circuit protection
device within the second combiner and junction box;

a first conductor of a first gauge configured to electrically connect the first combiner and junction box to the second combiner
and junction box; and

a second conductor of a second gauge configured to supply an output current from the second combiner and junction box, the
second conductor with the second gauge having a greater cross-sectional area than the first conductor with the first gauge,

wherein the second combiner and junction box includes a housing and a mechanical connector arranged inside of the housing,
the housing having a first side with a first opening through which to receive the first conductor and an opposite second side
with a second opening through which to receive the second conductor, the mechanical connector to receive and secure an end
of the second conductor inside of the housing and to allow transition of current from the first conductor to the second conductor,
and wherein the output current supplied by the second junction and combiner box is greater than a current received by the
second combiner and junction box over the first conductor; and

wherein the second combiner and junction box is electrically coupled to a third solar panel array, and the output current
of the second combiner and junction box comprises the input current of the second combiner and junction box combined with
a current from the second solar panel array and a current from the third solar panel array, and each of the second solar panel
array and the third solar panel array currents are connected within the housing to the output of the second combiner and junction
box through current protection devices in the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,552,259

DYNAMIC PROVISIONING OF SNAPSHOTS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for dynamic provisioning of snapshots in a data backup system with a software defined storage (SDS), the method
comprising:
receiving a snapshot provisioning request including a user selection of snapshot objectives by a dynamic snapshot module;
dynamically converting a file system reference in the snapshot provisioning request by mapping the file system reference to
a logical unit number (LUN) of the SDS;

dynamically consolidating the snapshot provisioning request to the mapping and snapshot frequency;
discarding data and parameters not required to configure the operations of the SDS; and
passing the consolidated snapshot provisioning request to the SDS to provision snapshots.

US Pat. No. 9,551,362

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM WITH SUCTION/RETURN FILTER

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. An apparatus comprising:
(a) first and second delivery cylinders containing respectively first and second delivery pistons and first and second end-side
openings;

(b) a delivery line alternately connected to the first and second delivery cylinders during a respective pressure stroke of
the first and second delivery pistons;

(c) first and second hydraulic drive cylinders containing respectively first and second drive pistons connected to the first
and second delivery pistons via first and second common piston rods, respectively;

(d) drive hydraulics comprising a reversing pump actuating and controlling the first and second drive pistons;
(e) a placing boom;
(f) boom hydraulics actuating and controlling the placing boom; and
(g) motor-driven first and second primary pumps;
wherein the drive hydraulics and the boom hydraulics form a common primary circuit having a tank at atmospheric pressure for
accommodating hydraulic oil;

wherein the primary circuit comprises the first primary pump, the first primary pump being charged with the hydraulic oil
via a first suction line, wherein the primary circuit is connected at a first outlet side to at least one first return line,
and has a suction/return filter communicating at the first outlet side with the first suction line and being charged at an
inlet side with returned oil from the at least one first return line,

wherein the first primary pump comprises a charging and feed pump of the drive hydraulics and the second primary pump is connected
to the boom hydraulics;

wherein a branch line branches off from the first suction line and issues into the tank via a preload valve;
wherein the apparatus further comprises a secondary circuit comprising a motor-driven secondary pump charged with the hydraulic
oil via a second suction line;

wherein the motor-driven secondary pump is connected at a second outlet side to at least one second return line; wherein the
second suction line communicates with the tank directly or via a suction filter (66); and wherein the at least one second return line is connected to the inlet side of the suction/return filter;

wherein the first suction line communicates with the tank via a separate replenishment suction line and the suction filter,
and wherein a replenishment suction valve preloaded toward the suction filter is arranged in the replenishment suction line.

US Pat. No. 9,551,172

MOTOR-VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door lock comprising:
a triggering lever configured to operate a locking mechanism for opening the motor vehicle door lock;
at least one locking lever moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position; and
an electric drive being operable in a normal operation in which the electric drive acts upon the trigger lever for electric
opening of the locking mechanism, wherein the locking lever retains the locked position in the normal operation for electric
opening; and

the electric drive is operable in an emergency operation in which the electric drive acts on the locking lever to move the
locking lever from the locked position to the unlocked position, thereby permitting opening motor vehicle door lock.

US Pat. No. 9,549,756

MEDICAL INSERTION AID COMPRISING DRAWN INSERTION DUCT

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A medical insertion aid for surgical instruments and/or optical systems, the medical insertion aid comprising:
a shank forming an insertion duct, the insertion duct comprising an inner wall, wherein at least one groove extending in a
longitudinal duct direction or being longitudinally oriented is formed at the Inner wall of the insertion duct, the shank
including in its axial central and/or distal end portion at least one radially outwardly extending fluid flow inhibiting edge
that extends in a closed ring shape around the shank and is of one-piece with the shank, wherein the at least one radially
outwardly extending fluid flow inhibiting edge forms at least one axially opening circular channel, the channel comprising
an opening that is directed distally and/or proximally, and wherein the channel inhibits the flow of fluid by sucking fluid
into the channel by capillary action.

US Pat. No. 9,553,567

FAST SETTLING CHARGE PUMP WITH FREQUENCY HOPPING

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A circuit comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) switch having an energy management core, wherein the energy management core includes:
a charge pump; and
an oscillator coupled with the charge pump, wherein the oscillator provides a clock signal to the charge pump, and the oscillator
is configured to generate the clock signal at a predefined frequency based upon an input signal received by the oscillator;
and

a counter coupled with the oscillator, wherein the counter provides the input signal to the oscillator, and the counter is
configured to provide, to the oscillator, a first signal as the input signal to cause the oscillator to generate the clock
signal at a first frequency for a predefined period of time and thereafter the counter is configured to provide a plurality
of other signals as the input signal to cause the oscillator to generate the clock signal at a plurality of other frequencies
in a pattern, wherein:

the first frequency enables a reduction in settle time associated with the charge pump when compared with each of the plurality
of other frequencies, and

dithering the plurality of other frequencies in the pattern enables a reduction of spurious emissions.

US Pat. No. 9,553,311

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME, PRECURSOR FOR POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY USING POSITIVE ELECTRO

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A precursor of a cathode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising:
a nickel composite hydroxide expressed by the general expression:
(Ni1-x-yCoxAly)1-zMz(OH)2 where 0.05?x?0.3, 0.01?y?0.1, 0 where the precursor is composed of secondary particles formed by an aggregate of primary particles, and
where a half width at (101) plane found by X-ray diffraction of the nickel composite hydroxide is 0.45° to 0.8°.

US Pat. No. 9,553,143

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Vanguard International Se...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a semiconductor layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate;
a first well region disposed in the semiconductor layer and the semiconductor substrate;
a second well region disposed in the semiconductor layer, being adjacent to the first well region;
a first isolation element disposed in the first well region;
a second isolation element disposed in the second well region;
a gate structure disposed in the first and second well regions, between the first and second isolation elements, and having
a zig-zag like shape or a U-like shape, wherein the gate structure comprises a gate insulating layer and a conductive layer
overlaying the gate insulating layer, a bottom surface of the conductive layer is above a bottom surface of the first well
region and a bottom surface of the second well region, and the bottom surface of the conductive layer is below a top surface
of the first well region and a top surface of the second well region;

a first doped region disposed in the first well region; and
a second doped region disposed in the second well region, wherein the semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor layer, and
the second well region have a first conductivity type, and the first well region, the first doped region, and the second doped
region have a conductivity type that is opposite to the first conductivity type, and a bottom surface of the gate structure
is above, lower than or level with a bottom surface of the first isolating element.

US Pat. No. 9,550,160

METHODS FOR PRODUCING NANOPARTICLES AND USING SAME

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A nanocomposite particle comprising:
a micelle comprising an amphiphile and a hydrophobic core and a surfactant, where the surfactant is poly(vinyl alcohol);
at least one first hydrophobic quantum dot encapsulated in the hydrophobic core of the micelle, the first quantum dot having
a first emission wavelength;

at least one second hydrophobic quantum dot encapsulated in the hydrophobic core of the micelle, the second quantum dot having
a second emission wavelength that is different from the first emission wavelength; and

the nanocomposite particle having a diameter in a range of about 5 nm to about 1000 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,553,968

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECORDING INFORMATION

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for a mobile terminal to record information, comprising:
detecting an acceleration of the mobile terminal;
determining whether the detected acceleration is higher than or equal to a preset acceleration threshold;
determining whether the mobile terminal is in a call state;
initiating a recording function of the mobile terminal to record first information if it is determined that the detected acceleration
is higher than or equal to the preset acceleration threshold and the mobile terminal is not in the call state; and

initiating an audio recording function of the mobile terminal to record audio information of both sides of a call, if it is
determined that the detected acceleration is higher than or equal to the preset acceleration threshold and the mobile terminal
is in the call state.

US Pat. No. 9,553,749

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1, ...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a receiving unit configured to:
receive configuration information indicating subframes in which Sounding Reference Signals (SRSs) may be transmitted from
the communication device; and

receive configuration information indicating subframes in which random access preambles may be transmitted from another communication
device, the random access preamble including a cyclic prefix added to a beginning of the random access preamble, the random
access preamble being followed by a guard time, the guard time being a non-transmission period;

a mapping unit configured to map an SRS to a last portion of a subframe, wherein when the random access preamble is transmitted
from the other communication device in the subframe, the SRS is temporally aligned with the guard time; and

a transmitting unit configured to transmit the mapped SRS.

US Pat. No. 9,551,900

METHOD AND CONTROLLER FOR OPERATING A VARIABLE OPTICAL RETARDER AND AN ARRAY

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
selecting first and second temporal bit sequences of equal total duration for application to first and second retarders, respectively,
for obtaining first and second optical retardation values;

simultaneously applying the first and second temporal bit sequences to the first and second retarders, respectively, to generate
a spatial profile of an optical retardation in an optical beam illuminating both the first and the second retarders, based
on net amplitudes of the first and second temporal bit sequences, respectively; and

adjusting a bit duration of at least one bit in the first and second temporal bit sequences to lessen a time-domain modulation,
wherein one-bits in the first and second temporal bit sequences are substantially evenly distributed in time.

US Pat. No. 9,550,947

HYDROCRACKING PROCESS OF HEAVY HYDROCARBON DISTILLATES USING SUPERCRITICAL SOLVENT

SK INNOVATION CO., LTD, ...

1. A method of converting a heavy hydrocarbon distillate into a low-boiling hydrocarbon, the method comprising the step of:
contacting a heavy hydrocarbon distillate with a supercritical xylene-containing solvent in the presence of a hydrogenation
catalyst to hydrogenate the heavy hydrocarbon distillate for converting the heavy hydrocarbon distillate into the low-boiling
hydrocarbon,

wherein the hydrogenation catalyst is a petroleum pitch-derived active carbon catalyst,
wherein the supercritical xylene-containing solvent comprises at least 25 wt % of m-xylene,
wherein the active carbon catalyst has a mesopore area of 100-400 m2/g and a mesopore volume of 0.15-0.4 cm3/g,

wherein the active carbon catalyst is an acid-treated active carbon catalyst, and
wherein the total acidity of the acid-treated carbon catalyst is 0.1 to 3 meq/g.

US Pat. No. 9,550,224

PRESS SYSTEM AND VACUUM PORT ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A vacuum port assembly for a press system, the press system comprising a die assembly and a transfer assembly, the transfer
assembly comprising a conveyor belt, a vacuum manifold coupled to the die assembly, and an airflow generator, the conveyor
belt including a plurality of holes and being structured to receive and move a plurality of shells in a plane with respect
to the die assembly, the vacuum port assembly comprising:
at least one port member including an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end having a mounting portion, the mounting portion
being structured to removably couple the at least one port member to the vacuum manifold, the outlet end structured to be
in fluid communication with the airflow generator, in order that the at least one port member establishes fluid communication
between the airflow generator and the vacuum manifold,

wherein the inlet end is structured to extend outwardly from the vacuum manifold generally perpendicular with respect to the
plane of the conveyor belt; wherein the mounting portion includes a flange and a fastening mechanism; and wherein the fastening
mechanism is structured to removably couple the flange to the vacuum manifold.

US Pat. No. 9,549,554

INSECTICIDAL SYNERGISTIC COMBINATIONS OF PHTHALDIAMIDE DERIVATIVES AND ABAMECTIN, EMAMECTIN, LEPIMECTIN OR MILBEMECTIN

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. An active compound composition comprising compound of formula (I-5)

and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of
(II-1) Abamectin, and (II-2) Emamectin benzoate,
wherein compound (I-5) and the at least one compound are present in a weight ratio of 125:1 to 1:25.

US Pat. No. 9,550,257

METHOD FOR MACHINING METALLIC MEMBER USING LATHING AND MILLING

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A milling method for machining metallic member using lathing and milling, comprising:
(1) providing a machine comprising a machine support, a worktable, a moving device, a lathe feeding mechanism, and a milling
feeding mechanism, wherein the worktable is positioned on the machine support; the moving device is slidably assembled to
the machine support along a first direction and located above the worktable, the lathe feeding mechanism and the milling feeding
mechanism are slidably assembled to the moving device along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the lathe
feeding mechanism comprises at least one feeding assembly and a lathe tool connected to the at least one feeding assembly,
the at least one feeding assembly is configured for driving the lathe tool to move along a third direction substantially perpendicular
to the first and second direction reciprocally, the milling feeding mechanism comprises a milling cutter and is configured
for driving the milling cutter to move along the third direction, the worktable comprises a first rotating member and a second
rotating member, the first rotating member is mounted on the machine support, the second rotating member is mounted on the
first rotating member, the second rotating member is capable of rotating the metallic member along the third direction, thereby
cooperates with the lathe tool;

(2) positioning a metallic member on the worktable, the metallic member comprising a top portion and a peripheral sidewall
extending from a peripheral edge of the top portion, the peripheral sidewall comprising an end edge away from the top portion;

(3) applying the worktable to rotate with the metallic member;
(4) controlling the lathe tool to move backwards and forwards toward the metallic member to machine the top portion of the
metallic member circumferentially;

(5) moving the lathe tool by the moving device along a predetermined path relative to the worktable to machine curved surfaces
of the top portion of the metallic member;

(6) holding the metallic member to stop rotate, and moving the lathe tool away from the metallic member;
(7) driving the milling cutter to rotate and contact the peripheral sidewall of the metallic member;
(8) moving the milling cutter along a predetermined path, simultaneously controlling a feed of the milling cutter relative
to the metallic member; and

(9) applying the worktable to rotate the metallic member to enable the end edge of the peripheral sidewall to face the milling
cutter, and chamfering the end edge by the milling cutter along a predetermined path, simultaneously controlling a feed of
the milling cutter relative to the metallic member.

US Pat. No. 9,554,242

DEVICE, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR COMMUNICATION ON A ZIGBEE NETWORK

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. A method, comprising:
determining a message has a message order requirement and then transmitting the message from a first queue of a device;
determining an acknowledgement message acknowledging that the message that was transmitted has not been received;
determining there are subsequent messages to be transmitted after the message and storing the message and all subsequent messages
as a batch of messages in a particular order in a second queue that is different from the first queue, wherein the second
queue is a re-try queue; and

re-transmitting the message and transmitting all subsequent messages in the batch until at least one of a maximum number of
re-tries is reached and the acknowledgment message is received;

wherein when the maximum number of re-tries is reached or the acknowledgment message is received, deleting the message from
the re-try queue.

US Pat. No. 9,553,647

DETERMINISTIC PROCESSING FOR MIMO SYSTEMS

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A wireless communication method using a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication system based on wireless MIMO
channels with a non zero mean or a fixed component comprising the steps of:
generating a deterministic transmit beamforming vector from channel statistics of the wireless MIMO channels, the channel
statistics of said wireless MIMO channels are the mean and covariance matrices of the wireless MIMO channels, the channel
statistics are not instantaneous channel state information; and

generating a deterministic receiver combining beamforming vector for the wireless MIMO channels by minimizing pairwise error
probability,

wherein the deterministic transmit beamforming vector is generated without instantaneous channel state information and wherein
the generated deterministic transmit beamforming vector and generated deterministic receiver combining beamforming vector
are fixed components which remain constant over time.

US Pat. No. 9,552,343

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERGENT DOCUMENT COLLABORATION

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method implemented on a server, the method comprising:
storing, on a database of the server, a causal tree structure corresponding to a document, wherein the causal tree structure
comprises a sequence of editing instructions and each editing instruction is assigned an identifier unique to such editing
instruction, wherein the identifier comprises:

a site identifier unique to an editing session of a user;
a stamp, which is a numeric value based on identifiers assigned to editing instructions in the causal tree structure; and
a cause identifier, wherein the cause identifier is an identifier of a prior editing instruction in a node in the causal tree
structure that precedes an additional node;

receiving, at the server, a user editing instruction for the document, wherein the user editing instruction is assigned an
identifier unique to the user editing instruction;

storing, using a processor of the server, the user editing instruction and the identifier assigned to the user editing instruction
as the additional node to the causal tree structure; and

broadcasting, to a plurality of client devices connected to the server, the user editing instruction and the identifier assigned
to the user editing instruction.

US Pat. No. 9,551,080

COPPER PLATING BATH COMPOSITION

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. An aqueous acidic copper electroplating bath comprising a source of copper ions, an acid and at least one ureylene polymer
selected from polymers according to Formulae (I), (II) and (III)

wherein A represents a unit derived from a diamino compound of the following Formulae (IV) and/or (V)

R1, R2, R5, and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon residues with 1 to 10 carbon
atoms, and —CH2CH2(OCH2CH2)a—OH, wherein a is an integer from 0 to 4,

R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of (CH2)p, wherein p is an integer from 2 to 12, and a —[CH2CH2O]m—CH2CH2— group, wherein m is an integer from 1 to 40,

Z may be the same or different and represents O or S,
x and y may be the same or different and are an integer selected from 1, 2 and 3
wherein A? represents a unit derived from a diamino compound of the following Formulae (VI)

wherein R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon residue with
1 to 16 carbon atoms, linear or branched alkyl, hydroxyethyl or —CH2CH2(OCH2CH2)a—OH, wherein a is an integer from 1 to 4, substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl, alkhetaryl, allyl or propargyl and

wherein L is a divalent residue, which is selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)s—, wherein s is an integer from 1 to 12,

—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—, —[CH2O]q—CH2CH2—, —[CH2CH2O]q—CH2CH2—,

—CH2—CH(SH)—CH2—, and —[CH2S]q—CH2CH2—, —[CH2CH2S]q—CH2CH2— wherein q is an integer from 1 to 40,

—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—R9-CH2—CH(OH)—CH2— wherein R9 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon residue, —O— CH2CH(OH)—CH2O— and —O—[CH2CH2O]q—CH2O—, wherein q is an integer from 1 to 40, and —CH2CH(OH)CH2—;

wherein the single units A may be the same or different,
wherein the single units A? may be the same or different
wherein the single units L may be the same or different,
wherein n represents an integer from 1 to 40, and
wherein the ureylene polymers according to Formulae (I), (II) and (III) have an amino residue at both ends and wherein said
aqueous acidic copper electroplating bath is essentially free of zinc ions, wherein the concentration of the ureylene polymer
according to Formulae (I), (II) and (Ill) ranges from 0.001 mg/l to 200 mg/l and wherein the aqueous acidic copper electroplating
bath has a pH value of ?1.

US Pat. No. 9,550,709

INHERENTLY SAFE ODH OPERATION

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A process for the catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of one or more C2-4 alkanes comprising at least two pre-reactors and one or more downstream main oxidative dehydrogenation reactors comprising:
i) passing a feed stream comprising said one or more C2-4 alkanes through a first pre-reactor containing a dehydrogenation catalyst that is saturated with reactive oxygen;

ii) reacting the feed stream with the dehydrogenation catalyst that is saturated with reactive oxygen at a temperature from
about 300° C. to about 500° C. and a pressure from about 0.5 to about 100 psig to produce a partially dehydrogenated stream
comprising unreacted C2-4 alkanes;

iii) passing the partially dehydrogenated stream together with additional oxygen feed to one or more downstream main oxidative
dehydrogenation reactors;

iv) oxidatively dehydrogenating the partially dehydrogenated stream at a temperature from about 300° C. to about 500° C. and
a pressure from about 0.5 to about 100 psig to produce a product stream;

v) removing the product stream from said one or more downstream main oxidative dehydrogenation reactors comprising corresponding
C2-4 alkenes, unreacted C2-4 alkanes, unreacted oxygen and water vapor;

vi) passing the product stream through a second pre-reactor comprising a second dehydrogenation catalyst that is depleted
of reactive oxygen;

vii) reacting the product stream, with the dehydrogenation catalyst depleted of reactive oxygen at a temperature from about
50° C. to about 270° C. and a pressure from about 0.5 to about 100 psig to complex the oxygen depleting oxygen from the product
stream and regenerating oxidative dehydrogenation catalyst by increasing the saturation with reactive oxygen; and

viii) recovering a product stream depleted of oxygen;
ix) continuing step (i) to (viii) until either:
a) the pre-reactor comprising the first dehydrogenation catalyst and through which the feed stream is being passed is depleted
of reactive oxygen or is more depleted of reactive oxygen than another pre-reactor; or

b) the pre-reactor comprising the second oxidative dehydrogenation catalyst through which the product stream is being passed
is substantially saturated with reactive oxygen;

x) when condition (a) is achieved the feed stream is diverted from the first pre-reactor to another pre reactor comprising
a dehydrogenation catalyst that is saturated with reactive oxygen and the process continues from step (ii) on;

xi) when condition (b) is achieved the product stream is diverted from the second to another pre reactor comprising a second
dehydrogenation catalyst depleted of reactive oxygen and the process continues from step (viii) on.

US Pat. No. 9,554,416

SHARED SPECTRUM REASSIGNMENT IN A SPECTRUM SHARING CONTEXT

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A shared-spectrum base station comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, the memory storing instructions that when executed cause the shared-spectrum base station
to:

determine that a renewed license for a shared-spectrum band used by the shared-spectrum base station has been modified from
a prior license, the renewed license including one or more modified parameters;

identify one or more target systems covered by a service area of the shared-spectrum base station;
identify, for each mobile device in communication with the shared-spectrum base station, a particular target system of the
one or more target systems and a number and timing of handover slots based at least in part on the one or more modified parameters,
wherein the number of handover slots corresponds to the number of mobile devices for handover; and

initiate a handover for each of the plurality of mobile devices to the one or more target systems according to the number
and timing of handover slots to avoid overload of the one or more target systems with handover requests at one time.

US Pat. No. 9,551,617

RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYZER

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A Raman spectroscopic analyzer, comprising:
a) a sample-passing unit in a form of a tube, for passing a fluid sample in a longitudinal direction of the tube;
b) a beam-casting unit for converging a light beam generated by a light source on a predetermined position within the sample-passing
unit; and

c) a light-receiving unit placed at a distance in the longitudinal direction from the predetermined position, including a
light-receiving lens for receiving scattered light emitted from the fluid sample.

US Pat. No. 9,550,793

SPIROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND MEDICINAL APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Advinus Therapeutics Limi...

1. A compound of Formula (Ia)
or its tautomers, polymorphs, stereoisomers, solvates, hydrates, N-Oxides, co-crystals or a pharmaceutically acceptable salts
thereof, wherein,
rings A and B together form a spiro ring system which is selected from the group consisting of

ring C is;

ring D is;
L1 and L2 are absent;

L3 and L4 are independently selected from the group consisting of —O—, —S(O)p—, —N(R6)—, —C(O)—, —C(S)— and —(CRaRb)—;

Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5 together form a ring which is


R1 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, cyano, nitro, —(CRaRb)nOR7, —(CRaRb)nC(O)R7, —(CRaRb)nSR7, —(CRaRb)nCOOR7, —(CRaRb)nNR8R9, —(CRaRb)nC(O)NR8R9, —(CRaRb)nNR8C(O)OR7, —(CRaRb)nNR8C(O)NR8R9, —NR8S(O)2R7, —S(O)pR7, —SO3H, —S(O)2NR8R9, azido, oxo, thiocarbonyl, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, cyanoalkyl, cyanoalkylcarbonyl, haloalkyl, perhaloalkyl, haloalkoxy, perhaloalkoxy, alkoxyalkoxy, and alkoxyalkoxyalkyl,

wherein each substituent is unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from alkyl, halogen,
haloalkyl, perhaloalkyl, haloalkoxy, perhaloalkoxy, cyano —(CRaRb)nOR7, —(CRaRb)nCOOR7, —(CRaRb)—NR8R9, —(CRaRb)nC(O)NR8R9, —S(O)pR7 or —SO3H;

R2 and R3 are hydrogen;

R6 is hydrogen, cyano, alkyl or haloalkyl;

R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, aminocarbonyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocyclyl
or heterocyclylalkyl;

R8 and R9 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, —(CRaRb)nOR7, —(CRaRb)nC(O)R7, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclylalkyl,

Ra and Rb are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —OR7, halogen, haloalkyl, perhaloalkyl and alkyl;

p=0-2; and
n=0-4.

US Pat. No. 9,550,708

PROCESS FOR CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF LOW VALUE HYDROCARBON STREAMS TO LIGHT OLEFINS

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for obtaining light olefins comprising the following steps:
i. providing a pre-heated cracking reactor comprising a riser maintained at a pressure in the range of 0.5 to 3 bar, charged
with a solid acidic FCC catalyst, said riser being provided with at least three temperature zones;

a first zone operative at the bottom of the riser having a temperature in the range of 650° C. to 750° C.,
a second intermediate zone having a temperature in the range of 580° C. to 650° C. operative at a point above the first zone
and

a third zone operative at the top of the riser, above the second zone, having a temperature in the range of 500° C. to 620°
C.;

ii. feeding a first hydrocarbon feed comprising C4 hydrocarbons and a paraffinic stream to the first zone at a weight hourly
space velocity of 0.2 h?1 to 50 h?1,

feeding a second hydrocarbon feed comprising olefinic naphtha to the second intermediate zone at a weight hourly space velocity
of 5 h?1 to 100 h?1,

feeding a third hydrocarbon feed comprising heavy hydrocarbons to the third zone at a weight hourly space velocity of 40 h?1 to 200 h?1;

iii. cracking the first, second and third hydrocarbon feeds sequentially along the riser, thereby producing light olefins;
wherein additional heat is provided to the riser by:
introducing an oxygenate feed comprising methanol to the third zone and converting the oxygenate feed to olefins; and
optionally burning coke formed in a spent FCC catalyst in a regenerator at a temperature of 650 to 750° C. in the presence
of oxygen to generate hot gases and feeding the hot gases to the first zone.

US Pat. No. 9,551,298

VARIABLE AREA FAN NOZZLE WITH ONE OR MORE INTEGRATED BLOCKER DOORS

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A nacelle assembly for a turbofan engine having an engine centerline, the nacelle assembly comprising:
a forward nacelle portion having an aft edge and defining a bypass duct that extends at least partially around the engine
centerline, the bypass duct being configured to transport bypass airflow of the engine;

a translatable sleeve having a forward edge that extends circumferentially at least partially around the bypass duct and that
is translatable away from the aft edge of the forward nacelle portion; and

a variable area fan nozzle (VAFN) airfoil having a forward end and an aft end, wherein the VAFN airfoil is movable between
(a) a stowed position, (b) a VAFN flow position, and (c) a thrust reverse position, and includes one or more blocker doors
coupled to the VAFN airfoil;

wherein, in the stowed position, the VAFN airfoil is substantially adjacent the translatable sleeve and forms a substantially
continuous outer surface extending from an outer surface of the forward nacelle portion, to the translatable sleeve, and to
the aft end of the VAFN airfoil;

wherein, in the VAFN flow position, the VAFN airfoil is moved aft away from the translatable sleeve to create an opening between
the translatable sleeve and the VAFN airfoil, such that an airflow in the bypass duct is split into a flow through the bypass
duct and a flow that may exit the bypass duct through the opening, and the one or more blocker doors are disposed radially
against the VAFN airfoil; and

wherein, in the thrust reverse position, the VAFN airfoil and the translatable sleeve are moved aft away from the aft edge
of the forward nacelle portion to expose a cascade array comprising an opening, and the one or more blocker doors are deployed
so as to move from a position adjacent an inner surface of the VAFN airfoil to a position that extends into the bypass duct,
such that at least a portion of the airflow in the bypass duct is directed out the bypass duct through the cascade array.

US Pat. No. 9,550,116

CONTROLLER FOR A GAMES CONSOLE

Ironburg Inventions Ltd.,...

1. A hand held controller for a games console comprising:
an outer case having an outer surface;
a plurality of controls located on a front and a top of the outer case, wherein the outer case is shaped to be held in both
hands of a user such that the user's thumbs are positioned to operate controls located on the front of the outer case and
the user's index fingers are positioned to operate controls located on the top of the outer case; and

at least one additional control located on a back of the outer case in a position operable by a middle finger of the user,
the additional control comprising an elongate member extending over the outer surface of the back of the outer case and comprising
a first end and a second end, the first end of the elongate member being mounted proximate a first end of the outer case,
the first end of the outer case being proximate the top of the outer case, wherein the second end of the elongate member is
wider than the first end of the elongate member and engages a functional switch mechanism located on the back of the outer
case when depressed by the middle finger of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,554,349

MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALING

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A mobile radio communications network device comprising an interface and a processor configured to transmit a non-access
stratum (NAS) signal to a mobile radio communications device which fails in an attempt to access a mobile radio communications
network due to a rejection to one of a service request, a tracking area update (TAU) request, and a routing area update (RAU)
request,
wherein the processor incorporates into the rejection an indicator which instructs the mobile radio communication device to
use an existing NAS signaling connection or a new NAS signaling connection so as to attempt re-establishment of connection
via the mobile radio communications network.

US Pat. No. 9,554,341

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING UPLINK POWER IN MULTIPLE TA ENVIRONMENTS

Pantech Inc., Seoul (KR)...

1. A method of allocating uplink power in a multiple-TA (Multiple Timing Advanced) environment, from a perspective of a user
equipment that applies a multiple-TA in a multiple-component carrier system including a first component carrier and a second
component carrier, the method comprising:
calculating PUSCH (Physical Uplink Shared Channel) transmission power of a subframe m of the first component carrier, and
a subframe k and a subframe (k+1) of the second component carrier, based on required power of a PUSCH of the former half and
the latter half of the subframe m, which respectively overlap, in time, the latter half of the subframe k and the former half
of the subframe (k+1) of the second component carrier, PUSCH available power with respect to the component carriers, and PUSCH
required power of the latter half of the subframe k and the former half of the subframe (k+1); and

setting the PUSCH transmission power of the subframe m, based on the calculated power, and executing uplink transmission to
a base station through the subframe m.

US Pat. No. 9,554,013

ARITHMETIC MEMORIES, IMAGE SENSORS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE ARITHMETIC MEMORIES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An arithmetic memory module comprising:
an input block to which a digital pixel reset signal and a digital pixel image signal are input; and
a plurality of unit cells configured to generate a digital difference signal representing a difference between the digital
pixel reset signal and the digital pixel image signal, wherein:

the input block comprises first and second multiplexers to which the digital pixel reset signal and the digital pixel image
signal are input and an inverter that is connected to the first multiplexer;

the plurality of unit cells comprise a first unit cell that is connected to the input block and a second unit cell through
an N-th unit cell that are successively connected to the first unit cell;

N is a natural number that is two or greater; and
the first unit cell comprises third and fourth multiplexers that are connected to the first multiplexer and the inverter,
a first flip/flop that is connected to the third multiplexer, and a first AND gate that is connected to the fourth multiplexer
and the second multiplexer;

wherein the first multiplexer receives a shift signal and a feedback signal from the N-th unit cell;
the shift signal is configured to cause the digital pixel reset signal first input to the first multiplexer to be input to
the plurality of unit cells from a most significant bit (MSB) without an addition or subtraction operation;

the second multiplexer receives a carry/borrow control signal, wherein a carry/borrow is not performed when the carry/borrow
control signal is in a high state and is performed when the carry/borrow control signal is in a low state.

US Pat. No. 9,551,658

STED MICROSCOPY WITH PULSED EXCITATION, CONTINUOUS STIMULATION, AND GATED REGISTRATION OF SPONTANEOUSLY EMITTED FLUORESCENCE LIGHT

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A STED fluorescence light microscopic method of imaging a structure which is marked with fluorescent entities in a sample,
the method comprising the steps of:
applying pulses of excitation light to the sample, which excite the fluorescent entities for fluorescence, and which are focused
on at least one focal area;

applying de-excitation light to the sample, which de-excites the excited fluorescent entities and which comprises an intensity
zero point in the at least one focal area, as a continuous wave;

registering fluorescence light spontaneously emitted by the excited fluorescent entities in the sample after each pulse of
excitation light and overlapping with applying the de-excitation light; and

repeating the steps of applying and registering at different positions of the focal area of the excitation light and the intensity
zero point of the de-excitation light;

wherein, in the step of registering, the fluorescence light spontaneously emitted by the excited fluorescent entities is registered
with temporal resolution between consecutive pulses of the excitation light.

US Pat. No. 9,550,383

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF PRINT GAP

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A printing system comprising:
a gas enclosure for enclosing a printing apparatus, the printing apparatus comprising:
a printhead module for deposition of a film-forming material on a first surface of a substrate; and
a gas bearing system configured to support the substrate on a second surface of the substrate opposite the first surface of
the substrate,

wherein the printing system is configured to provide a print process environment filled with a bearing gas.

US Pat. No. 9,554,130

INTRA PREDICTION MODE MAPPING METHOD AND DEVICE USING THE METHOD

Pantech Inc., Seoul (KR)...

1. An intra-prediction method comprising:
decoding flag information indicating whether one of a plurality of candidate intra-prediction modes with respect to a current
block and an intra-prediction mode of the current block are identical; and

when one of a plurality of candidate intra-prediction modes with respect to a current block and an intra-prediction mode of
the current block are not identical, decoding a syntax element comprising information regarding the intra-prediction mode
of the current block to derive the intra-prediction mode of the current block,

wherein, the decoding of a syntax element comprising information regarding the intra-prediction mode of the current block
to derive the intra-prediction mode of the current block is performed based on a table comprising intra-prediction mode information,
the table is a table mapping intra-prediction modes and index information of the intra-prediction modes, and, in the table,
when an intra-prediction mode is a planar mode, the intra-prediction mode is mapped to an index 0, when an intra-prediction
mode is a DC mode, the intra-prediction mode is mapped to an index 1, and when intra-prediction modes are directional intra-prediction
modes, the intra-prediction modes are mapped to indices 2 to 34 according to directivity of the intra-prediction modes,

wherein the plurality of candidate intra-prediction modes with respect to the current block are three different intra-prediction
modes derived based on at least one intra-prediction mode derived based on neighbor blocks of the current block and an additional
intra-prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 9,553,133

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY, AND OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

OSRAM OLED GMBH, Regensb...

1. A method for producing an optoelectronic assembly which comprises a first optoelectronic component and at least a second
optoelectronic component, which is connected in series with the first optoelectronic component, the method comprising:
forming a first electrically conductive layer on a substrate,
forming a second electrically conductive layer on the first electrically conductive layer,
applying an insulator material in a structured way onto the second electrically conductive layer and the substrate, in such
a way that at least a first insulator region, which electrically insulates a first component region for arrangement of the
first optoelectronic component from a second component region for arrangement of the second optoelectronic component, a second
insulator region, which electrically insulates the second component region from a first contact region, a third insulator
region, which is arranged on a side of the first component region facing away from the first insulator region, and a fourth
insulator region, which is arranged between the first and second insulator regions on a side of the second component region
facing away from the second insulator region, are formed by the insulator material, wherein a third contact region is formed
between the first insulator region and the fourth insulator region,

forming a first optically functional layer in the first component region and a second optically functional layer is formed
in the second component region, and

applying an electrically conductive electrode layer in a structured way onto the optically functional layers and the first
and third contact regions, in such a way that the first optically functional layer is electrically coupled to the third contact
region and the second optically functional layer is electrically coupled to the first contact region,

wherein the second electrically conductive layer is removed in the first and second component regions before the application
of the optically functional layers, and the optically functional layers are applied onto the first electrically conductive
layer after the removal of the second electrically conductive layer in the first and second component regions, and wherein

a protective layer is applied in a structured way onto the second electrically conductive layer after the structured application
of the insulator material and before the removal of the second electrically conductive layer in the first and second component
regions, in such a way that the contact regions are covered with the material of the protective layer,

the protective layer protects the contact regions during the removal of the second electrically conductive layer, so that
the second electrically conductive layer is preserved in the contact regions, and

the protective layer is removed after the removal of the second electrically conductive layer in the first and/or second component
region.

US Pat. No. 9,552,862

MAGNETIC RAM ARRAY ARCHITECTURE

RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A magnetic random access memory (MRAM) array comprising:
a plurality of MRAM cells arranged in an array configuration, each comprising a first type nTron and a magnetic memory element;
a wordline select circuit comprising of a second type nTron to drive a plurality of parallel wordlines comprising of a memory
word; and

a plurality of bitline select circuits, each comprising of said second type nTron for writing to and reading from a column
of memory cells in the MRAM array and each capable of selecting a single MRAM cell for a memory read or write operation, wherein
the second nTron has a higher current drive than the first nTron.

US Pat. No. 9,554,442

ORGANIC METAL COMPLEX, AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An organic light emitting device comprising:
an anode;
a cathode; and
an emission layer formed of an organic compound, which is sandwiched between the anode and the cathode,
wherein the emission layer formed of an organic compound comprises an organic metal complex having a structure represented
by the following general formula (1):

MLmL?n  (1)

wherein L and L?, which are different from each other, each represent a bidentate ligand;
wherein m represents an integer of 1 to 3 and n represents an integer of 0 to 2, provided that m+n is 3;
wherein M represents Ir;
wherein the partial structure MLm has a structure represented by the following general formula (8)


wherein the benzene ring with R41-R44 attached thereto in the formula (8) is further represented by any one of the following formulae:


wherein *1 shows the connection to the Ir;
wherein *2 shows the connection to the benzo[f]isoquinoline ring represented in the formula (8), and
wherein R88 to R102, which may be identical to or different from each other, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or
unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted
or unsubstituted aralkyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted
heterocyclic group;

wherein the partial structure ML?n has a structure represented by any one of the following general formulae (10) to (12)


wherein R45 to R52, which may be identical to or different from each other, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or
unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted
or unsubstituted aralkyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted
heterocyclic group, and R47 and R48 may be bonded to form a benzene ring that is fused with the benzo[f]isoquinoline ring represented in the formula (8); and

wherein R65 to R79, which may be identical to or different from each other, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or
unsubstituted alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aralkyl group, a substituted amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl
group, or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group, and adjacent substituents among R65 to R68, may be bonded to form a ring that is fused with the benzene ring represented in the formula (10) and adjacent substituents
among R77 to R79 may be bonded to form a ring that is fused with the backbone represented in the formula (12).

US Pat. No. 9,554,090

COMMUNICATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Eyetalk365, LLC, Corneli...

1. A method for receiving a person at an entrance, comprising the steps of:
(a) transmitting streaming video data wirelessly using an exterior device associated with a door comprising a camera, a microphone,
a speaker, a proximity detector, and a keypad having one or more buttons, after one of the one or more buttons on the keypad
is pressed by the person at the entrance;

(b) receiving the streaming video data wirelessly using a software application running on at least one peripheral device which
is a cell phone;

(c) displaying the video transmitted wirelessly by the exterior device using the software application running on the at least
one peripheral device;

(d) receiving audio data from the person at the entrance by the peripheral device running the software application, which
is transmitted wirelessly by the exterior device;

(e) receiving a prompt from the software application running on the peripheral device, which is transmitted wirelessly from
the exterior device after pressing one of the one or more buttons on the keypad of the exterior device to a user;

(f) speaking with the person at the entrance through the software application running on the peripheral device and the exterior
device associated with the entrance;

(g) authorizing, through the software application executing on the peripheral device, entrance into a business or residence
associated with the entrance;

(h) actuating an electronically actuated door lock associated with the door upon receiving an authorization from the peripheral
device;

(i) defining a hierarchy of storage of audio and video data associated with the exterior device associated with the door;
and

(j) storing the audio and video data per the defined hierarchy of the system.