US Pat. No. 9,597,569

STREET HOCKEY PUCK

13. A hockey puck for play on non-ice surfaces comprising: (a) a first cylindrical member having first and second generally
parallel ends, second generally parallel end of the first cylindrical member having a first central opening; (b) a second
cylindrical member having first and second generally parallel ends and with a diameter generally equal to said first cylindrical
member, the first generally parallel end of the second cylindrical member having a second central opening; (c) a connective
means molded into said first and second cylindrical members for loosely joining said members so that their respective ends
are generally parallel and that their respective axes are substantially adjacent when said puck is at rest; (d) an energy
absorbing means molded into one or both of said cylindrical members and said energy absorbing means located between said cylindrical
members; and (e) an undivided and solid fortifying member positioned within each central portion of the first and second cylindrical
members providing increased rigidity to the first and second cylindrical members, a bottom surface of the undivided and solid
fortifying member positioned within the first cylindrical member exposed at the first central opening of the second generally
parallel end of the first cylindrical member, a top surface of the undivided and solid fortifying member positioned within
the second cylindrical member exposed at the second central opening of the first generally parallel end of the second cylindrical
member.

US Pat. No. 9,603,144

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING DISTRIBUTED VIRTUAL RESOURCE BLOCKS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data using resource blocks at a base station in a wireless mobile communication system,
the method comprising:
transmitting downlink data mapped to physical resource blocks (PRBs) to a user equipment,
wherein virtual resource blocks (VRBs) are mapped to the PRBs for each of a first slot and a second slot of a subframe,
wherein indexes of PRBs of the first slot are shifted for a predetermined gap with respect to indexes of PRBs of the second
slot,

wherein an index of a PRB which is mapped to a VRB is determined by using Ngap and NDVRB, where Ngap is a value of the predetermined gap and NDVRB is a number of the VRBs, and

wherein Ngap is a multiple of P2, where P is a number of consecutive PRBs in one RBG and is a function of a system bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,603,295

MOUNTED STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MOUNTED STRUCTURE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mounted structure, comprising:
a first mounted substrate that has a first side surface and a second side surface opposing the first surface;
a semiconductor element;
a first solder that bonds the semiconductor element with the second side surface, the first solder having a melting point
of 217° C. or more;

a second substrate above which the first mounted substrate is mounted;
bonding parts that each bond the second substrate to the first side surface, the bonding parts each including a second solder
having a melting point that is lower than the melting point of the first solder; and

reinforcing members that are each composed of materials including liquid bisphenol F type epoxy resin and imidazole system
curing agent,

each of the reinforcing members surrounding and contacting a corresponding one of the bonding parts, contacting and spreading
toward both the first mounted substrate and the second substrate, and being apart from the other reinforcing members.

US Pat. No. 9,603,217

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING THE SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device which changes a hue of light which the lighting device outputs, by changing a brightness proportion between
at least one first light emitting element and at least one second light emitting element, the lighting device comprising:
a light source which includes the at least one first light emitting element and the at least one second light emitting element;
storage which stores control values for causing the light source to output light having a same hue as a hue of light which
is output from a light source included in another lighting device when the lighting device and the other lighting device are
given a same user designated value;

a current adjuster which calculates, using the control values, a first current value of a first current to be supplied to
the at least one first light emitting element, and a second current value of a second current to be supplied to the at least
one second light emitting element; and

a power source which supplies the first current to the at least one first light emitting element according to the first current
value and supplies the second current to the at least one second light emitting element according to the second current value.

US Pat. No. 9,597,443

ANASTOMOTIC CONNECTOR

PHRAXIS, INC., St. Paul,...

1. An anastomotic connector comprising:
a generally tubular main body portion having a proximal end and a distal end;
a generally tubular access port having a distal end and a proximal end, the tubular access port slidably coupled to said tubular
main body and extending outwardly therefrom in a spaced-apart relationship, the proximal end of said access port being in
fluid communication with the distal end of the tubular main body; and

an anchor member having first and second ends, said second end operably coupled to the distal end of said access port, said
anchor member including an expandable portion that extends from the first end thereof, the expandable portion movable between
a loaded position wherein the expandable portion is substantially parallel to a center axis of the access port and released
position wherein the expandable portion is substantially perpendicular to the center axis of the access port, wherein upon
placement in a vessel said tubular access port is configured to slide proximally to lie adjacent the tubular main body thereby
eliminating the spaced-apart relationship.

US Pat. No. 9,603,287

INTEGRATED POWER MODULE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An integrated power module, comprising:
a gate driver circuit;
a plurality of first metal plates, electrically coupled to the gate driver circuit; the first metal plates being parallel
to each other/one another, and at least one of the first metal plates comprising a plurality of chip slots;

a plurality of chips, disposed at the chip slots, and each of the chips electrically coupled to adjacent one of the first
metal plates;

a plurality of second metal plates, electrically coupled to the gate driver circuit; the second metal plates being parallel
to each other/one another, and each of the second metal plates disposed between any adjacent two of the first metal plates;
and

an annual frame, accommodating the first metal plates, the second metal plates, the gate driver circuit, and the chips.

US Pat. No. 9,603,145

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BANDWIDTH REQUEST/GRANT PROTOCOLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Wi-LAN, Inc., Ottawa, CA...

1. A method of operating a mobile cellular system where a base station communicates with cellular telephones, the method comprising:
enabling the base station to:
set up a downlink frame for wireless transmission over a communication link shared between the base station and the cellular
telephones based on communication resources allocated to downlink transmissions in the frame;

set up an uplink frame for wireless transmission over a communication link shared between the base station and the cellular
telephones based on communication resources allocated to uplink transmissions in the frame;

establish uplink grants based on messages received from the cellular telephones, the messages indicative of a number of bytes
awaiting transmission from the cellular telephones to the base station;

establish downlink allocations based on an amount of downlink data awaiting downlink transmission at the base station; and
transmit to the cellular telephones an allocation indication with the uplink grants and downlink allocations; and
enabling a first cellular telephone of the cellular telephones to:
associate data of a plurality of services with a queue;
transmit a first message to the base station;
set an initial value of a timer in association with the transmitting of the first message;
on condition that a first uplink grant is received from the base station in response to the first message:
transmit, to the base station, at least a portion of the data within a resource specified by the first uplink grant;
upon expiration of the initial value of the timer and on condition that there is a remaining portion of the data pending for
transmission to the base station:

transmit a second message to the base station,
receive a second uplink grant from the base station in response to the second message, and
transmit, to the base station, at least a portion of the remaining data within a resource specified by the second uplink grant;
receive a downlink allocation provided to the first wireless mobile station; and
receive a first downlink data block in a resource specified by the downlink allocation.
US Pat. No. 9,598,697

RECOMBINANT BACTERIUM TO DECREASE TUMOR GROWTH

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A recombinant Salmonella bacterium, wherein the bacterium has:
a. ?PmurA::TT araC PBAD murA,

b. at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of ?PmurA::TT araC PBAD murA and ?asdA::TT araC PBAD c2, and, optionally, at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of ?(gmd-fcl) and ?relA,

c. constitutive expression, from a constitutive promoter, of at least one nucleic acid selected from the group consisting
of tar and tsr,

d. a deletion or mutation to decrease expression of trg,
e. constitutive expression, from a constitutive promoter, of hilA,
f. at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of ?purA and ?(wza-wcaM),
g. regulated delayed synthesis of at least one nucleic acid selected from the group consisting of sopE2 and sopB, and
h. increased expression of at least one nucleic acid selected from the group consisting of sseL tlpA, and avrA and/or expression
of at least one protein selected from the group consisting of Fas ligand (FasL) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing
ligand (TRAIL).

US Pat. No. 9,603,289

CHASSIS ARRANGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DUAL DEPTH CARDS AND DUAL DEPTH FARADAY CAGES

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method of upgrading a chassis with different depth cards with associated Faraday cages, the method comprising:
operating a chassis with a first set of cards at a first depth and with a first set of fans, the chassis forming a first Faraday
cage with the first set of cards;

changing the first set of fans for a second set of fans;
upgrading the first set of cards to a second set of cards, at a second depth different from the first depth; and
operating the chassis with second set of cards at the second depth and with the second set of fans, the chassis forming a
second Faraday cage with the second set of cards.

US Pat. No. 9,603,247

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE WITH NARROW-FACTOR VIA INCLUDING FINISH LAYER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic package, comprising:
an electrically conductive pad;
a first package insulator layer including a substantially non-conductive material; and
a first via, formed within the package insulator layer, electrically coupled to a front side of the electrically conductive
pad, the first via comprising:

a nickel conductor extending vertically through at least part of the package insulator layer and having a first end coupled
to the electrically conductive pad and a second end opposite the first end;

a finish layer coupled to the second end of the conductor, the finish layer including a gold compound
an embedded bridge within the electronic package;
a second package insulator layer between a backside of the electrically conductive pad and the embedded bridge; and
a copper via formed through the second package insulator layer, and coupled between the backside of the electrically conductive
pad and the embedded bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,603,181

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method in a user terminal, comprising:
storing a radio resource control (RRC) connection establishment procedure log about a failure of an RRC connection establishment
procedure with a network, wherein the RRC connection establishment procedure is a procedure performed by the user terminal
in a RRC idle state;

storing a Minimization of Drive Test (MDT) measurement log about a measurement result of a radio environment measurement performed
in the RRC idle state;

transmitting first notification information together with second notification information to the network in case that the
user terminal stores the RRC connection establishment procedure log and the MDT measurement log, wherein the first notification
information indicates that the user terminal has stored the RRC connection establishment procedure log and the second notification
information indicates that the user terminal has stored the MDT measurement log;

timing an elapsed time from an occurrence time point of the failure of RRC connection establishment procedure;
receiving a transmission request from the network, the transmission request requesting a transmission of the RRC connection
establishment procedure log; and

transmitting the RRC connection establishment procedure log to the network in response to receiving the transmission request,
wherein the RRC connection establishment procedure log includes elapsed time information indicating the elapsed time.

US Pat. No. 9,603,288

ELECTRONIC/ELECTRICAL COMPONENT HOUSING WITH STRIPS OF METAL PLATE AND SHAPE MEMORY MATERIAL FORMING A HEAT TRANSFER PATH

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A housing for electronic/electrical components using a shape memory material, comprising:
an inner panel and an outer panel disposed parallel to each other to define an internal space between the inner panel and
the outer panel;

a plurality of strips each made of metal plate and extending from an inner surface of the outer panel;
a plurality of strips each made of shape memory material and extending from an inner surface of the inner panel and configured
to attach to and detach from the plurality of strips each made of metal plate on the outer panel based on a temperature variation
in an ambient environment; and

wherein when the temperature of an internal heat source increases beyond a first transition temperature, the plurality of
strips each made of shape memory material form a heat transfer path by being straightened to contact the plurality of strips
each made of metal plate, whereas the plurality of strips each made of shape memory material are bent and separated from the
plurality of strips each made of metal plate to interrupt the heat transfer path when an ambient temperature falls below a
second transition temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,603,225

CONFIGURING A NETWORK CONNECTED LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting system device for a pre-configured lighting system, wherein the lighting system device is coupled directly with
at least one further lighting system device in the pre-configured lighting system based on configuration data associated with
the lighting system device and the at least one further lighting system device, the lighting system device further configured
to:
store the configuration data associated with the lighting system device and the at least one further lighting system device
such that it is not deleted on performing a reset;

receive a reset input;
cascade the reset input to any coupled lighting system devices within the pre-configured lighting system package;
reset the lighting system device; and
determine and register the lighting system device on a central control unit, such that the central control unit is configured
to access the configuration data and restore a pre-configured lighting system functionality.

US Pat. No. 9,603,245

LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY, ELECTRODE FOR THE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND ELECTROLYTIC COPPER FOIL FOR ELECTRODE FOR THE SECONDARY BATTERY

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. An electrolytic copper foil for a negative electrode current collector of a lithium-ion secondary battery constituting
the negative electrode current collector for the lithium-ion secondary battery,
the electrolytic copper foil having a surface roughness Rz of from 0.8 to 2.8 ?m on both a first surface and a second surface
thereof,

the electrolytic copper foil having a 0.2% proof stress after heat treatment under a temperature between 200 and 400° C. of
250 N/mm2 or more and an elongation of 2.5% or more, and

at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the electrolytic copper foil on which an active material layer
is provided being rust-proofed.

US Pat. No. 9,601,175

WORD LINE AUTO-BOOTING IN A SPIN-TORQUE MAGNETIC MEMORY HAVING LOCAL SOURCE LINES

Everspin Technologies, In...

1. A memory, comprising:
a first source line;
a first set of memory cells;
a first plurality of bit lines;
a first set of selection transistors, wherein each selection transistor of the first set of selection transistors is coupled
in series with a corresponding memory cell of the first set of memory cells, wherein each selection transistor and corresponding
memory cell are coupled in series between the first source line and a corresponding bit line of the first plurality of bit
lines;

a word line coupled to a gate of each selection transistor of the first set of selection transistors;
a word line driver coupled to the word line, wherein the word line driver is configured to drive the word line to a word line
voltage;

circuitry coupled to the word line, wherein the circuitry is configured to isolate the word line from the word line driver
after the word line is driven to the word line voltage, wherein isolating the word line produces an isolated word line; and

first driver circuitry coupled to the first plurality of bit lines, the first driver circuitry configured to drive each bit
line of the first plurality of bit lines to a first bit line voltage, wherein the first bit line voltage is different than
the first word line voltage, and wherein driving each bit line of the first plurality of bit lines to the first bit line voltage
adjusts voltage on the isolated word line to a second word line voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,603,293

NOISE-REDUCING SHIELDED CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A noise-reducing shielded cable comprising a cable that connects an inverter and a motor with each other, a shield layer
covering the cable, a first ground wire that grounds one of both ends of the shield layer, and a second ground wire that grounds
the other of the both ends of the shield layer,
wherein a capacitor of capacitance Ca1 and an inductor of inductance La1 are provided on the first ground wire,

wherein a capacitor of capacitance Ca2 and an inductor of inductance La2 are provided on the second ground wire, and

wherein, with capacitance between a core wire of the cable and the shield layer being C0 and a fundamental frequency of a surge voltage to be suppressed being f1, Expression (1) is satisfied,

f1=1/[2?×(L×C)1/2]  Expression (1)

wherein L=La1 and C=C0×Ca1/(C0+Ca1) or L=La2 and C=C0×Ca2/(C0+Ca2).

US Pat. No. 9,603,228

DISCHARGE LAMP LIGHTING APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A discharge lamp lighting apparatus comprising:
an inverter circuit that includes a high-side switching device and a low-side switching device and that generates an AC voltage
supplied to a discharge lamp;

an inverter control circuit that performs driving control of the inverter circuit; and
a resonant circuit that includes a resonant inductor and a resonant capacitor, that is provided in a stage subsequent to the
inverter circuit, and that increases, at a start-up time of the discharge lamp, a supply voltage supplied to the discharge
lamp through a voltage step-up action accompanying a resonance phenomenon; wherein

the inverter control circuit includes:
a driving frequency control circuit that drives the inverter circuit by using a first frequency including a resonant frequency
of the resonant circuit during a first period which is a period in which breakdown and a glow discharge subsequent to initiation
of a start-up process of the discharge lamp are generated, that drives the inverter circuit by using a second frequency including
a resonant frequency of the resonant circuit, the second frequency being lower than the first frequency, during a second period
which is a period in which an arc discharge of the discharge lamp is generated, and that drives the inverter circuit by using
a third frequency lower than the second frequency, during a third period subsequent to the second period; and

a dead time control circuit that sets a dead time in which both of the high-side switching device and the low-side switching
device of the inverter circuit are turned off so that the dead time is longer in the second period than in the first period
and the third period.

US Pat. No. 9,603,227

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE DRIVING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A semiconductor light source driving apparatus comprising:
a plurality of light source modules each including the following components connected in parallel:
a semiconductor light source composed of one or more serially-connected semiconductor light source elements;
a first constant-voltage diode;
a series circuit of a first current detection element and a second constant-voltage diode with a lower breakdown voltage than
the first constant-voltage diode; and

a switching element,
a current control element controlled by pulse-width modulation (PWM) using a PWM signal supplied to an end of the current
control element;

a second current detection element for detecting current flowing through the light source modules;
a direct current (DC) power supply for supplying a DC voltage across a serial connection of the light source modules, the
current control element, and the second current detection element; and

a controller for controlling the switching element, the current control element, and the DC power supply, wherein
the controller controls an output voltage of the DC power supply based on a detection output of the second current detection
element; and

after the first current detection element generates a detection output in response to an occurrence of an open fault in any
of the semiconductor light sources, and then the current control element is turned off based on the detection output of the
first current detection element, the controller turns on the switching element of the light source module including the semiconductor
light source with the open fault, thereby allowing the current control element to be controlled by the PWM.

US Pat. No. 9,603,220

LED DRIVER APPARATUS

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver apparatus comprising:
a comparison voltage generating unit configured to
measure a feedback voltage of an LED array,
generate a first target voltage and a second target voltage;
selectively output, to a comparator, the measured feedback voltage or, in response to generation of a signal to stop a boosting
operation of a DC-DC converter, the second target voltage, wherein the comparator is configured to compare the first target
voltage with the selectively output measured feedback voltage or second target voltage to obtain a comparison voltage; and

supply the comparison voltage to a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal generating unit,
wherein the generation of signal to stop a boosting operation of the DC-DC converter begins in response to receiving an indication
that a driving voltage for the LED array is higher than or equal to a first reference voltage, and ends in response to the
measured feedback voltage being less than or equal to the second target voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,603,291

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
an outer case including a protruding member protruding upwardly therefrom;
a semiconductor element accommodated in the outer case;
a control circuit board fixed to the outer case at a position away from the semiconductor element;
a shield plate having a through-hole and provided between the semiconductor element and the control circuit board;
a support separately formed from the protruding member, and having a base portion accommodated in the outer case and a convex
portion protruding from the base portion to the control circuit board through the through-hole, the base portion having a
diameter larger than that of the convex portion and supporting the shield plate thereon, and the convex portion supporting
a rear surface of the control circuit board at an upper portion thereof;

a first fixing member engaging the convex portion to fix the shield plate on the base portion; and
a second fixing member engaging the protruding member or the convex portion to fix the control circuit board to the outer
case,

wherein the convex portion is longer than a thickness of the shield plate.

US Pat. No. 9,603,167

FEEDBACK MESSAGING

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
determining a need to trigger aperiodic feedback messaging on a physical uplink control channel from a communication device
configured for periodic feedback messaging;

including in a scheduling information entity an indication to provide aperiodic feedback messaging on the physical uplink
control channel;

sending the scheduling information entity with the indication to the communication device to trigger the aperiodic feedback
messaging by the communication device on the physical uplink control channel;

dynamically controlling content of the aperiodic feedback messaging with the sent indication, wherein the controlling causes
the communication device to send feedback information content in the aperiodic feedback messaging different from that reserved
for use in a preconfigured manner in the periodic feedback messaging,

whereby the need for a separate uplink grant message on a physical downlink control channel to trigger the aperiodic feedback
messaging on the physical uplink control channel is avoided.

US Pat. No. 9,603,283

ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH FREE-FORMED SELF-SUPPORTED VERTICAL INTERCONNECTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method for assembling an electronic module comprising the steps:
mounting a base electronic component on a base substrate;
mounting a cover electronic component on a cover substrate;
depositing an electrically conductive filament directly on the base electronic component or directly on the cover electronic
component;

free-forming a self-supported interconnect pillar with the deposited electrically conductive filament, the free-formed, self-supported
interconnect pillar extending upright from the base electronic component or the cover electronic component;

arranging the cover substrate over the opposing base substrate and aligning the base electronic component with the cover electronic
component; and

electrically connecting the base electronic component to the cover electronic component with the free-formed, self-supported
interconnect pillar.

US Pat. No. 9,603,223

ILLUMINATION CONTROLLER

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An illumination controller comprising:
a light sensor device comprising a first light sensor arrangement configured to sense light within a first spectral range
including non-visible light and excluding a sub-range constituted by at least a part of the visible light, and a second light
sensor arrangement configured to sense light within a second spectral range including at least a part of said sub-range;

a control unit connected with the light sensor device and arranged to determine an amount of daylight based on an output signal
of the first light sensor arrangement and a predetermined function, which characterizes the relationship between the spectral
power distribution of the infrared spectrum of daylight and the spectral power distribution of the visible spectrum of daylight,
and to determine an amount of artificial light based on a comparison of an output signal of the second light sensor arrangement
and the output signal of the first light sensor arrangement; and

wherein the illumination controller is arranged to control illumination based on said comparison of amounts of daylight and
artificial light.

US Pat. No. 9,603,205

MULTI-FUNCTION TERMINAL CONFIGURABLE TO IMPLEMENT TWO FUNCTIONALITIES

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A power converter controller comprising:
a first terminal configured to provide supply voltage to the controller; and
a second terminal configured to couple to a switch external to the controller, the switch is part of a power converter controlled
by the controller, the controller sensing a current flowing through a primary winding of a transformer of the power converter,
wherein the second terminal is further configured to be used for an initial power up of the power converter when the switch
is turned on and to be used for a second functionality based on a voltage level of the second terminal being less than a sum
of a voltage level of the first terminal and a threshold voltage of the switch, the switch is a depletion-mode MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 9,603,131

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE MODULATED SIGNALS OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS

Wi-LAN, INC., Ottawa (CA...

1. A cellular telephone operable to share an uplink to a base station with other cellular telephones in a wireless communication
system, the cellular telephone comprising:
a transceiver operable to
transmit, within a MAC packet, a message which identifies an amount of data in one or more logical queues awaiting transmission
to the base station,

receive a signal comprising an uplink allocation indication with current uplink (UL) transmission resource allocations for
a plurality of cellular telephones, including the cellular telephone, and

identify in the UL allocation indication an UL transmission resource grant allocated to the cellular telephone for data transmission
in a current frame; and

one or more processors having a Media Access Controller (MAC) operable to allocate the UL transmission resource grant among
one or more UL connections between the cellular telephone and the base station that have data in the one or more logical queues
awaiting UL transmission from the cellular telephone to the base station, based on a quality of service parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,601,733

BATTERY PACK OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE, ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHASSIS AND METHOD FOR REPLACING BATTERY MODULES

THUNDER POWER HONG KONG L...

1. A battery pack for an electric vehicle, the battery pack comprising:
a plurality of battery modules;
a support part provided with a bottom for supporting the plurality of battery modules, sides, a top, and an accommodation
space formed by the bottom, the sides, and the top for accommodating the plurality of battery modules;

at least one opening provided on either the bottom or sides of the support part to enable the plurality of battery modules
to be passed through the at least one opening and be detachably mounted to either the bottom or sides of the support part
so as to be supported by either the bottom or sides;

a layer mounted above the top of the support part to cover the plurality of battery modules accommodated in the support part;
and

a protector sheet mounted below the bottom of the support part to cover the plurality of battery modules accommodated in the
support part; and, wherein

the at least one opening is provided on the bottom of the support part.

US Pat. No. 9,603,280

FLASH MODULE

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A flash module, comprising:
a top cover and a bottom cover;
a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising memory, solid state storage, a storage controller configured to manage the memory
and the solid state storage, and at least one integrated connector; and

a capacitor, wherein the capacitor is configured to power at least the storage controller when the flash module is disconnected
from an external power source;

wherein the solid state storage comprises a plurality of solid state storage chips, wherein a first portion of the plurality
of solid state storage chips are mounted on a top surface of the PCB and a second portion of the plurality of solid state
storage chips are mounted on a bottom surface of the PCB, and wherein the memory comprises a plurality of memory chips, wherein
a first portion of the plurality of memory chips are mounted on the top surface of the PCB and a second portion of the plurality
of memory chips are mounted on the bottom surface of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,603,278

SERVER CASING AND PLATE CONNECTING STRUCTURE THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A server casing comprising:
a frame having a first plate and a second plate; and
at least one plate connecting structure comprising:
a first side board extending from the first plate and having a first opening structure and a second opening structure extending
toward the second plate, the first opening structure having a first outer periphery located on an outer surface of the first
side board and a first inner periphery located on an inner surface of the first side board, the first outer periphery being
larger than the first inner periphery, at least one first limiting surface extending from the first outer periphery to the
first inner periphery, the second opening structure having a second outer periphery located on the outer surface of the first
side board and a second inner periphery located on the inner surface of the first side board, the second outer periphery being
less than the second inner periphery, at least one second limiting surface extending from the second outer periphery to the
second inner periphery; and

a second side board extending from the second plate and having a first riveting structure and a second riveting structure
extending toward the first plate, the first riveting structure having a third limiting surface corresponding to the at least
one first limiting surface, the second riveting structure having a fourth limiting surface corresponding to the at least one
second limiting surface, and when the second riveting structure is engaged with the second opening structure and the at least
one second limiting surface abuts against the fourth limiting surface, the first riveting structure being pressed to engage
with the first opening structure and the at least one first limiting surface abutting against the third limiting surface for
connecting the first side board to the second side board.

US Pat. No. 9,603,233

PARTICLE ACCELERATOR WITH A HEAT PIPE SUPPORTING COMPONENTS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SUPPLY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An apparatus for downhole logging, comprising:
a) an enclosure having a metal target having a target face that generates neutrons in response to bombardment of ions accelerated
thereto;

b) a high voltage power supply including (i) a high voltage power supply (HVPS) bulkhead and (ii) a plurality of electronic
components electrically coupled to said target, wherein said plurality of electronic components generate a voltage with a
magnitude of at least 50 kV; and

c) a heat pipe disposed between said HVPS bulkhead and said target, said heat pipe having a housing portion with an exterior
surface supporting said plurality of electronic components of said high voltage power supply, said heat pipe being in thermal
contact with said target and comprising a wick and heat transfer fluid disposed within said housing portion, the wick for
circulating the heat transfer fluid within the housing portion in order to transfer heat away from the target to said HVPS
bulkhead.

US Pat. No. 9,601,529

LIGHT ABSORPTION AND FILTERING PROPERTIES OF VERTICALLY ORIENTED SEMICONDUCTOR NANO WIRES

ZENA TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A nanowire array, comprising a substrate and a plurality of nanowires extending essentially perpendicularly from the substrate,
wherein a ratio of a radius of the nanowires to a pitch of the nanowires is at most 0.5, wherein radii of the nanowires are
from 10 to 1000 nm; lengths of the nanowires are from 0.01 to 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,603,267

BRACKET AND FRAME BODY HAVING THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A frame body having an accommodating space and comprising:
a bottom plate;
a connection portion standing erect on the bottom plate; and
a bracket comprising:
a first sidewall having a first end connected to the connection portion, and having a first surface facing away from the accommodating
space, wherein the accommodating space is defined by the bottom plate, the connection portion, and the first sidewall;

a second sidewall adjacent to a side of the first sidewall that faces away from the accommodating space, and having a second
surface facing the first surface of the first sidewall;

a bending portion connected to a second end of the first sidewall that is distal to the connection portion and the second
sidewall;

a positioning board connected to an end of the second sidewall that is distal to the bending portion, wherein the positioning
board is parallel to the bottom plate; and

a connection layer adhering the first surface of the first sidewall and the second surface of the second sidewall, wherein
the first sidewall is present between the accommodating space and the connection layer.

US Pat. No. 9,603,216

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

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Driver device for driving a load comprising a light unit having one or more light emitters, comprising:
input terminals for receiving an input voltage from an external power source,
output terminals for providing electrical power to the load for powering the load,
a driver stage connected to the input terminals and to the output terminals, wherein the driver stage is configured to control
an input current drawn from the external power supply and to control the electrical power provided to the output terminals
having a predefined level,

a control stage connected to the driver stage for controlling the driver stage,
a normal control loop electrically coupled to the external power source, the load, and the driver stage for receiving the
input voltage and providing a first control command to the control stage,

a backup control loop electrically coupled to the external power source, the load, and the driver stage for receiving the
input voltage and providing a second control command to the control stage,

a detection device configured to measure at least one electrical signal parameter of the driver stage and to determine an
input voltage deviation from predefined supply conditions on the basis of the electrical signal parameter,

wherein the control stage is configured to control the driver stage on the basis of the first control command, if the input
voltage deviation is lower than the threshold level and on the basis of the second control command or both the first and the
second control commands, if the input voltage deviation exceeds the threshold level, and

wherein the driver stage is configured to control the input current according to predefined conditions if the input voltage
deviation is lower than a threshold level and to allow a deviation of the input current from the predefined conditions if
the input voltage deviation exceeds the threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,603,195

SUBSTRATE HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A substrate heat treatment apparatus which performs heat treatment on a substrate in a vacuum processing chamber, comprising:
a C-shaped susceptor including a C shape portion in which an opening portion is formed in a circumferential direction of an
annular shape, and a claw portion capable of supporting the substrate which claw portion is formed inside the C shape portion;

a substrate holding portion configured to hold the substrate, wherein the substrate holding portion includes: a substrate
holding portion base; a placement portion which has a portion capable of supporting the substrate and is arranged at a center
of the substrate holding portion base and has substantially a same size as a size of the substrate; and a susceptor support
portion having an annular recessed portion configured to support the C-shaped susceptor;

a substrate stage formed separately from the substrate holding portion, wherein the substrate holding portion is arranged
on the substrate stage;

a heating unit, including a heat radiation surface at a position above the substrate stage at which the heat radiation surface
faces the placement portion, configured to heat the substrate placed on the placement portion by heat from the heat radiation
surface;

a moving unit configured to move the substrate stage to set the placement portion at a predetermined position with respect
to the heat radiation surface;

a lift portion configured to come into contact with a lower surface of the susceptor at a substrate acceptance position and
support the susceptor in a state in which the susceptor is spaced apart from the susceptor support portion; and

a complementary portion formed separately from the susceptor support portion, engaged with the susceptor support portion,
and configured to complement the opening portion of the susceptor such that the complementary portion and the susceptor are
in an annular shape in a state in which the susceptor support portion supports the susceptor,

wherein a recess portion, which is configured to be engaged with the claw portion, is formed in a peripheral portion of the
placement portion,

wherein when the substrate is placed on the placement portion and the placement portion is located at the predetermined position
with respect to the heat radiation surface, the susceptor forms the annular shape together with the complementary portion
to surround a peripheral portion of the substrate, and an inner surface of the substrate holding portion base is configured
to surround an outer surface of the C-shaped susceptor and an outer surface of the complementary portion.

US Pat. No. 9,603,231

PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Anelva Corporation,...

1. A processing apparatus that processes a substrate, the processing apparatus comprising:
a substrate supporting unit that supports a substrate in a processing space in which the substrate is processed;
a first partitioning member that includes a ceiling portion having an opening and partitions the processing space from an
outer space;

a second partitioning member that is attached to the first partitioning member so as to close the opening and partition the
processing space from the outer space together with the first partitioning member; and

a matching device attached to the first partitioning member and situated above the second partitioning member,
wherein the first partitioning member has an attachment surface around the opening, the attachment surface facing a space
which a lower surface of the ceiling portion faces,

wherein the second partitioning member has a portion disposed underneath and facing the attachment surface from below the
attachment surface, the second partitioning member being attached to the first partitioning member by attaching the portion
of the second partitioning member from below to the attachment surface of the first partitioning member, and wherein

the processing apparatus is configured so that the second partitioning member can be removed from the first partitioning member,
without removing the matching device, by moving the second partitioning member toward the space.

US Pat. No. 9,603,129

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE MODULATED SIGNALS OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS

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

1. A method of operating a wireless communication system comprising:
enabling registration of a wireless subscriber unit with a base station in the wireless communication system;
enabling establishment of communication between the wireless subscriber unit and the base station;
the base station receiving an explicit message, from the wireless subscriber unit, informing the base station that the wireless
subscriber unit has data awaiting transmission to the base station;

subsequent to receiving the explicit message, the base station transmitting to the wireless subscriber unit a transmission
opportunity for the wireless subscriber unit to inform the base station of an indication of an amount of data awaiting transmission
to the base station;

the base station receiving from the wireless subscriber unit, in the transmission opportunity, the indication of an amount
of data awaiting transmission to the base station;

subsequent to reception of the indication of an amount of data awaiting transmission to the base station, the base station
providing an uplink (UL) transmission grant to the wireless subscriber unit; and

enabling the wireless subscriber unit to allocate the UL transmission grant between one or more uplink connections between
the wireless subscriber unit and the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,603,286

HEAT SINK ATTACHMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a circuit board having heat generating components thereon;
spring clips; and
a heat sink, disposed over the circuit board, through which heat from the circuit board and the components thereon is released
or dissipated, and having a generally flat horizontal base and a series of vertically directed fins; and

a shield attached to at least one of a bottom surface of the circuit board or a bottom frame of the electronic device, the
shield being further attached to the spring clips;

wherein the heat sink is secured to at least one of the circuit board or one or more of the components thereon by the spring
clips being positioned at a periphery of the horizontal base, the spring clips having distal contact prongs that contact and
apply downward force on the horizontal base.

US Pat. No. 9,603,222

EMBEDDED LIGHTING CEILING TILES WITH AN ADAPTIVE CEILING LUMINANCE DISTRIBUTION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for controlling a lighting system, wherein the lighting system comprises
a plurality of light-emitting tiles comprising illuminating tiles and non-illuminating tiles arranged as a pattern in a ceiling,
and

a control unit for controlling the plurality of light-emitting tiles, and wherein the method comprises the steps of:
controlling the plurality of light-emitting tiles to provide a predetermined luminance contrast between the illuminating tiles
and the non-illuminating tiles in the ceiling, the non-illuminating tiles having a reduced luminance as compared to the illuminating
tiles; and

for the predetermined luminance contrast, controlling said pattern to provide a uniform light distribution incident on a target
surface.

US Pat. No. 9,603,159

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA WITH DIFFERENT QOS ATTRIBUTES

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

1. A method of operating a wireless quality of service (QoS)-enabled IP network, comprising:
defining at least one set of QoS attributes applicable to at least one logical channel queue, a set of QoS attributes comprising
a traffic shaping rate and a priority;

enabling communication between a base station and a mobile device over a wireless link comprising a plurality of logical channel
queues, each of the plurality of logical channel queues associated with a defined set of QoS attributes of the at least one
set of QoS attributes;

enabling the base station to assign an uplink data transmission resource for the mobile device;
enabling the mobile device to select, from the plurality of logical channel queues, a highest priority logical channel queue
having data for transmission and whose traffic shaping rate of an associated set of QoS attributes is not satisfied;

enabling the mobile device to allocate a portion of the uplink data transmission resource available to the mobile device,
to the selected logical channel queue, wherein the allocated portion is limited by:

the traffic shaping rate of the associated set of QoS attributes of the selected logical channel queue,
the data available for transmission in the selected logical channel queue, and
the uplink data transmission resource;
enabling repeated consideration of a next highest priority logical channel queue for the enabled selection and enabled allocation,
until at least one of:

the uplink data transmission resource is exhausted, and
each of the plurality of logical channel queues is considered for selection; and thereafter
enabling the mobile device to allocate a remaining portion, if any, of the uplink data transmission resource to one or more
of the plurality of logical channel queues having data for transmission, selected in priority order.

US Pat. No. 9,597,528

APPLICATOR

Candela Corporation, Way...

1. An applicator, comprising:
a pair of bipolar RF electrodes mounted on a support structure, the RF electrodes configured to contact tissue and apply RF
energy to tissue located in tissue treatment plane;

an optical system configured to receive a beam of optical energy from a source of optical energy and to project the beam of
optical energy at an angle offset at least 10 degrees from normal to the tissue located in the tissue treatment plane and
wherein the tissue treatment plane is located between the pair of the bipolar RF electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,603,285

COOLANT SUPPLY UNIT, COOLING UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A coolant supply unit comprising:
a plurality of pumps;
a casing that includes a coolant inlet port, a plurality of branch ports that respectively convey coolant to the plurality
of pumps, a plurality of flow merging ports through which the coolant from the plurality of pumps merges, and a coolant outlet
port; and

a separating wall that is provided inside the casing, has a planar shape, is mounted between a pair of opposing side walls
in a width direction of the casing, and separates the inside of the casing into a distribution chamber that is in communication
with the inlet port and the branch ports, and a flow merging chamber that is in communication with the flow merging ports
and the outlet port.

US Pat. No. 9,598,141

THERMALLY ENHANCED HUB MOTOR

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. An electric vehicle comprising:
a board including a frame supporting first and second deck portions, each deck portion configured to receive a left or right
foot of a rider oriented generally perpendicular to a direction of travel of the board;

a wheel assembly including a rotatable ground-contacting element disposed between and extending above the first and second
deck portions;

a hub motor configured to rotate the ground-contacting element to propel the electric vehicle, the hub motor including:
a rotor;
a stator disposed within the rotor;
a motor casing housing the rotor and the stator;
an axle formed as a single piece and including a shaft portion and a mandrel portion having a larger diameter than the shaft
portion, the mandrel portion in direct contact with the stator and the shaft portion extending from the stator through the
motor casing, the shaft portion of the axle being coupled to the frame of the board;

wherein the axle comprises aluminum.

US Pat. No. 9,603,276

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY THAT INCLUDES A PLURALITY OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic assembly comprising:
a frame formed from a unitary piece of material;
a first electronic package mounted on the frame, the first electronic package including a first pin grid array;
a second electronic package mounted on the frame and separated laterally from the first electronic package, the second electronic
package including a second pin grid array, the frame laterally surrounding the first and second electronic package; and

an actuation mechanism on the frame, the actuation mechanism being configured to simultaneously move the first electronic
package and the second electronic package laterally relative to the frame during operation of the actuation mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,603,294

APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS

ESEC AG, Cham (CH)

1. Apparatus for mounting semiconductor chips, comprising a pick and place system with a single bonding head, a wafer table,
a single picking head, a support table, and a control unit, wherein the picking head and the support table are mounted on
a carriage, the carriage is movable in a reciprocating fashion between a first position and a second position, and wherein
the apparatus is configured to operate in a direct mode and a parallel mode, wherein in the direct mode: the carriage is configured
to operate in the first position which is a parking position in which the support table and the picking head are outside of
the working area of the bonding head of the pick and place system, the control unit is configured to operate the pick and
place system in such a way that the bonding head repeatedly removes a semiconductor chip from the wafer table and places the
semiconductor chip on a substrate, in the parallel mode: the carriage is configured to operate in the second position, and
the control unit is configured to operate the picking head, the support table and the pick and place system repeatedly in
a way in which the picking head is configured to remove the semiconductor chip from the wafer table and to place the semiconductor
chip directly on the support table mounted on the carriage, and the bonding head is configured to remove the semiconductor
chip directly from the support table mounted on the carriage and to place the semiconductor chip on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,603,232

ELECTRONEGATIVE PLASMA MOTOR

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, Pal...

1. A plasma motor for extracting a positive ion flow, said plasma motor comprising:
a single ionization stage configured to generate eleotrons by an ionizable electronegative gas introduced into the ionization
stage;

a filtering stage connected to the ionization stale; and
an extraction stage connected to the filtering stage and including (i) a first device for extracting a negative on flow, wherein
the first device is positively polarized to accelerate a negative ion flow, and (ii) a second device for extracting a positive
ion flow, wherein the second device is negatively polarized to accelerate the positive ion flow,

wherein the positive ion flow and the negative ion flow have a same amplitude thereby ensuring an electrical neutrality of
the motor; and

the filtering stage comprises a third device for filtering the electrons, which are freed in the ionization stage, during
ionization of the electronegative gas.

US Pat. No. 9,603,219

DRIVING POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR OLED

1. A driving power supply apparatus for OLED comprises a power board connecting to both a motherboard and an OLED screen,
wherein, the power board comprises: a standby circuit, a timing control module, a first transformer module, a second transformer
module and a PFC circuit;
the standby circuit is configured to output a power at supply voltage to the motherboard then supply the timing control module
after connecting to an outside power source;

the timing control module starts the PFC circuit based on a switch signal fed back from the motherboard, and the PFC circuit
outputs a high voltage direct current (HVDC) to the timing control module, the first transformer module and the second transformer
module;

then the timing control module will turn on the first transformer module and the second transformer module, based on the HVDC
signals output from the PFC circuit together with an enable signal, wherein, the first transformer module converts the HVDC
into a first voltage before supplying to the motherboard, and the second transformer module is configured to convert the HVDC
into a second voltage before supplying to the motherboard and the OLED screen;

the timing control module also controls start sequences of both the first transformer module and the second transformer module,
and lights the OLED screen up after both the switch signal and the enable signal are stable concurrently.

US Pat. No. 9,603,208

LED DRIVER WITH AUXILIARY POWER OUTPUT

EPTronics, Inc., Gardena...

1. An LED driver using primary side regulation, having at least one input connected to the AC power line, and at least two
outputs, including at least one for driving LEDs and at least one for providing auxiliary power for associated circuits; wherein
said LED driver is constructed using a flyback principle, having at least one flyback transformer which has at least one primary
winding connected to a flyback switching transistor, at least one principal output winding connected to an LED load, at least
one feedback winding connected to a control chip and at least one auxiliary winding which drives said auxiliary power output;
said auxiliary winding being characterized by having a coupling coefficient to said feedback winding which is greater than
a coupling coefficient between said at least one principal output winding and said at least one feedback winding.

US Pat. No. 9,603,279

CENTRAL ELECTRONICS COMPLEX (‘CEC’) AND FAN STRUCTURE

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A server chassis, comprising:
a first compartment configured to receive one or more central electronics complexes (‘CECs’) through a front of the server
chassis; and

a second compartment including one or more fans for cooling the one or more CECs, wherein the second compartment is coupled
to a front of the first compartment by a pivot attached to a center of the front of the first compartment such that:

the second compartment is inserted within the first compartment when the second compartment is in an operational position
and blocks access to the first compartment; and

the second compartment is outside of the first compartment and rotated around the pivot relative to the first compartment
when the second compartment is in a service position and permits access to the first compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,603,237

SURGE ARRESTER FOR AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A surge arrester for an electric machine, comprising a dummy component (2) which is, compared to components including a sensor element (3) on a circuit board (1) of the electric machine, the dummy component mounted at a shortest distance from a rotatable shaft (4) that acts as a discharge element of the electric machine, the dummy component (2) being connected to earth potential at all electric terminals thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,603,196

SELF-REGULATING SEMI-CONDUCTIVE FLEXIBLE HEATING ELEMENT

Tech Design LLC, Marylan...

1. A method for producing a flexible homogeneous carbon polymeric heating element, said method comprising:
extruding an elongate web and a plurality of bus conductors through a die such that the plurality of bus conductors are embedded
within the elongate web; and

thermally bonding a first liner and a second liner to the elongate web including the embedded bus conductors, wherein the
first liner and the second liner each include a water-resistant polyethylene inner layer that contacts the elongate web and
a separate chemical-resistant polypropylene outer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,601,852

EDGE-MOUNTED COAXIAL CONNECTOR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:
a housing configured to be mounted to an edge of a circuit board; and
coaxial contacts held by the housing, the coaxial contacts comprising coaxial contact pairs that each include a signal contact
and a ground contact that is arranged coaxially with the signal contact of the same coaxial contact pair, the signal contacts
being held by the housing such that signal mounting segments of the signal contacts are configured to extend over and be engaged
in electrical contact with corresponding electrical signal traces of the circuit board when the housing is mounted to the
edge of the circuit board, the ground contacts being held by the housing such that ground mounting segments of the ground
contacts are configured to extend over and be engaged in electrical contact with corresponding electrical ground traces of
the circuit board when the housing is mounted to the edge of the circuit board, wherein two of the ground contacts are configured
to extend over and be engaged in electrical contact with the same electrical ground trace.

US Pat. No. 9,600,269

DEPLOYMENT OF DATABASE OBJECTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
defining at least one file containing a plurality of artifacts for deploying during runtime of an application, each artifact
in the plurality of artifacts including at least one object in the plurality of objects required to be deployed during runtime
of the application;

determining, based on the defining, at least one dependency for at least one artifact in the plurality of artifacts;
generating, based on the determining, an execution order for deployment of the plurality of artifacts; and
deploying the plurality of artifacts in accordance with the generated execution order, the deploying comprising deploying
the plurality of artifacts using a database schema container having at least one synonym linking at least one external schema
object to the at least one object in the plurality of objects using a container-local name;

wherein at least one of the defining, the determining, the generating, and the deploying is performed by at least one processor
of at least one computing system.

US Pat. No. 9,603,257

PATTERN SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, INFORMATION INPUT APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A pattern substrate, comprising:
a substrate that has a first surface and an opposite second surface on which a first area and a second area are provided,
wherein the first surface of the substrate contains a liquid repellant film;
a pattern layer at the first area among the first area and the second area on the first surface,
wherein the pattern layer is a wiring pattern layer or a transparent electrode, and
the first area has a convex/concave shape, and the convex/concave shape is configured by an aggregate of a plurality of structures;
and

another pattern layer formed at the first area among the first area and the second area on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein a through hole is provided in the first area of the substrate, and a composition of the pattern layer is present in
the through hole to connect the first area of the first surface and the first area of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,603,249

DIRECT METALIZATION OF ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT STRUCTURES

HSIO Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A method of making an electrical interconnect comprising the steps of:
providing a first circuitry layer comprising a first surface and a second surface;
printing at least a first dielectric layer on the first surface of the first circuitry layer to include a plurality of first
recesses;

depositing a conductive material on surfaces of a plurality of the first recesses comprising a plurality of first conductive
structures electrically coupled to, and extending perpendicular to, the first circuitry layer;

printing a filler material in the first conductive structures;
printing at least a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer to include a plurality of second recesses at least
partially aligned with a plurality of the first conductive structures;

depositing a conductive material on surfaces of a plurality of the second recesses comprising a plurality of second conductive
structures electrically coupled to, and extending parallel to the first conductive structures; and

printing a dielectric material in one or more of the first and second recesses to surround one or more of the first and second
conductive structures.

US Pat. No. 9,599,705

MILLIMETRE WAVE THREE DIMENSIONAL HOLOGRAPHIC SCAN IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING A HUMAN BODY OR AN ARTICLE

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A millimeter wave three dimensional holographic scan imaging apparatus, comprising:
a first millimeter wave transceiver module comprising a first millimeter wave transceiver antenna array for transmitting and
receiving a first millimeter wave signal;

a second millimeter wave transceiver module comprising a second millimeter wave transceiver antenna array for transmitting
and receiving a second millimeter wave signal;

a first guide rail device, to which the first millimeter wave transceiver module is connected in slidable form, such that
the first millimeter wave transceiver module is moveable along the first guide rail device to perform a first scan on an object
to be inspected;

a second guide rail device, to which the second millimeter wave transceiver module is connected in slidable form, such that
the second millimeter wave transceiver module is moveable along the second guide rail device to perform a second scan on the
object to be inspected;

a driver configured to drive the first millimeter wave transceiver module to move along the first guide rail device and/or
to drive the second millimeter wave transceiver module to move along the second guide rail device; and

a constrainer configured to constrain kinematic relation between the first millimeter wave transceiver module and the second
millimeter wave transceiver module such that the first millimeter wave transceiver module and the second millimeter wave transceiver
module only move in directions opposed to each other,

wherein the driver comprises a first driver configured to drive the first millimeter wave transceiver module directly, the
first millimeter wave transceiver module being connected to the first guide rail device by the first driver, and the driver
also comprises a second driver configured to drive the second millimeter wave transceiver module directly, the second millimeter
wave transceiver module being connected to the second guide rail device by the second driver, and

wherein the first millimeter wave signal and the second millimeter wave signal have different frequencies from each other
during at least 50% of an entire period of scanning the object to be inspected by both the first millimeter wave transceiver
module and the second millimeter wave transceiver module.

US Pat. No. 9,603,284

FLUID HEAT EXCHANGER CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE A SPLIT FLOW

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A fluid heat exchanger for cooling an electronic device, the heat exchanger comprising:
a plurality of spaced-apart walls defining a corresponding plurality of microchannels having respective first ends and second
ends;

a plate positioned over the plurality of walls and partially closing off the plurality of microchannels;
an elongate inlet opening in fluid communication with each of the microchannels, wherein an inlet flow path to each respective
microchannel is positioned between the respective first ends and second ends;

an outlet opening in fluid communication with each of the microchannel first ends, wherein a corresponding outlet flow path
from each of the microchannel first ends is positioned laterally outward of the plate relative to the inlet flow path to the
respective microchannel, wherein the plurality of spaced-apart walls comprises a first outermost wall and a second outermost
wall spaced apart from and opposite the first outermost wall relative to the plurality of microchannels, wherein the outlet
flow path from a centrally positioned microchannel first end positioned between the first outermost wall and the second outermost
wall is larger than the outlet flow path from another microchannel first end positioned adjacent the first outermost wall,
the second outermost wall, or both;

a housing positioned over and spaced apart from the plate, wherein the housing has an inlet port and an outlet port spaced
apart from each other, wherein the inlet port is in fluid communication with each respective inlet flow path and the outlet
port is in fluid communication with each respective outlet flow path from the microchannel first ends; and

a seal extending between the housing and the plate and separating the inlet flow path to each of the microchannels from the
outlet flow path from each of the microchannel first ends, wherein each respective inlet flow path is split generally into
two subflow paths, wherein one of the subflow paths extends outwardly toward the corresponding microchannel first end and
passes outwardly of the plate along the outlet flow path from the respective microchannel first end.

US Pat. No. 9,603,268

GAS BARRIER FILM, METHOD OF PRODUCING A GAS BARRIER FILM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A gas barrier film comprising:
a base;
a first barrier layer containing silicon which is formed on at least one surface of the base; and
a second barrier layer consisting of one layer containing silicon oxynitride which is formed on the first barrier layer,
wherein a ratio (R1/R2) of a water vapor transmission rate R1 to a water vapor transmission rate R2 is 80 or more and 5000 or less, wherein the water vapor transmission rate R1 (g/m2/day) at 40° C. and 90% RH is 1.0 (g/m2/day)?R1?1.0×10?3 (g/m2/day) and is calculated based on a structure in which one barrier layer containing the first barrier layer is formed on the
base, and the water vapor transmission rate R2 (g/m2/day) at 40° C. and 90% RH is 1.0×10?3 (g/m2/day)>R2?1.0=10?5 (g/m2/day) and is calculated based on a structure in which two barrier layers containing the first barrier layer and the second
barrier layer are laminated on the base.

US Pat. No. 9,603,203

TUBULAR WAVEGUIDE APPLICATOR

Industrial Microwave Syst...

1. A microwave heating apparatus comprising:
a tubular waveguide applicator having a first end and an opposite second end and a circular cross section and forming a heating
chamber between the first and second ends with an axis along the centerline of the heating chamber;

a microwave source;
a waveguide feed connected between the microwave source and the tubular waveguide applicator at the first end to propagate
microwaves through the tubular waveguide applicator from the first end to the second end with a TM01 field pattern in the heating chamber;

a first cylindrical microwave choke connected in series with the tubular waveguide applicator at the first end and a second
cylindrical microwave choke connected in series the tubular waveguide applicator at the second end, wherein the first and
second cylindrical microwave chokes have open ends for products to be heated to enter and exit the tubular waveguide applicator
through the first and second cylindrical microwave chokes;

microwave-transparent centering elements disposed along the length of the heating chamber to confine the product within proximity
of the axis of the heating chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,603,263

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit substrate, comprising:
bonding peripheries of two metal layers to form a sealed area, wherein each of the two metal layers comprises a first copper
foil layer and a second copper foil layer, and a thickness of each of the second copper foil layers is substantially greater
than a thickness of each of the first copper foil layers, and the second copper foil layers are bonded to each other;

forming at least a through hole passing through the sealed area;
forming two insulating layers on the two metal layers, and forming two conductive layers on the two insulating layers;
laminating the two insulating layers and the two conductive layers to the two metal layers, wherein the two metal layers bonded
to each other are embedded between the two insulating layers, and the two insulating layers are filled into the through hole;

separating the sealed area of the two metal layers to form two separated circuit substrates; and
removing the second copper foil layers from each of the two separated circuits by a lift-off method, wherein the lift-off
method comprises peeling off the second copper foil layer from the first copper foil layer.

US Pat. No. 9,603,241

BACKPLATE FOR FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A foldable display device, comprising:
a display panel having a bottom surface; and
a backplate disposed at a first side of the display panel to enhance resilience of the foldable display device, the backplate
comprising:

a first layer of first material having a first elastic modulus, the first layer having a first top profile that matches a
bottom profile of the display panel,

a second layer of second material having a second elastic modulus, the second layer having a second top profile, and
a non-flat layer of third material having a third elastic modulus higher than the first elastic modulus and the second elastic
modulus, the non-flat layer between the first layer and the second layer, the non-flat layer having a top profile that matches
a bottom profile of the first layer and a bottom profile that matches the second top profile of the second layer, the top
profile and the bottom profile of the non-flat layer different from the first top profile of the first layer.

US Pat. No. 9,602,648

ADAPTER DEVICES FOR ENHANCING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF OTHER DEVICES

KEYSSA SYSTEMS, INC., Ca...

7. An adapter device for use in communicating with a first electronic device and a second electronic device, the adapter device
comprising:
an adapter memory component;
a first connector operative to maintain a first communications link with the first electronic device;
a second connector operative to maintain a second communications link with the second electronic device; and
an adapter host subsystem comprising:
a switch module communicatively coupled to the second connector; and
a hub comprising:
an upstream port; and
a plurality of downstream ports, wherein:
a first portion of the upstream port is communicatively coupled to the first connector; and
a second portion of the upstream port is communicatively coupled to the switch module.

US Pat. No. 9,603,277

FIELD-RECONFIGURABLE BACKPLANE SYSTEM

Adtran, Inc., Huntsville...

1. A backplane system, comprising:
a chassis defined by a width axis, a depth axis and a height axis;
a plurality of rails oriented parallel to the width axis;
a plurality of card guides oriented parallel to the depth axis, each card guide having a slot configured to receive a printed
circuit card, each card guide extending between a front rail of the plurality of rails and a rear rail of the plurality of
rails, each card guide having a front portion slideably engaged with the front rail and slideable in a direction of the width
axis and having a rear portion slideably engaged with the rear rail and slideable in the direction of the width axis;

a plurality of backplane connector assemblies, each backplane connector assembly attached to the rear portion of a corresponding
one of the plurality of card guides and oriented parallel to the height axis, each backplane connector assembly configured
to mate with a card connector of the printed circuit card received in the corresponding one of the plurality of card guides;
and

a plurality of signal cables, each signal cable connectable between one of the plurality of backplane connector assemblies
and another of the plurality of backplane connector assemblies.

US Pat. No. 9,603,174

ERROR CONTROL METHOD, MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) FRAME DESIGNING METHOD, AND TERMINAL REGISTRATION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A receiving apparatus for receiving a subframe from a transmitter in a wireless communication system, the receiving apparatus
comprising one or more antennas, a transceiver for performing wireless transmission and reception, a memory, and a processor
operably coupled to the one or more antennas, the transceiver and the memory, to execute program instructions stored in the
memory,
wherein the processor, when executing the program instructions:
causes the transceiver to receive a first signal comprising a part of the subframe from the transmitter, the first signal
comprising first information and second information;

detects an identifier associated with the receiving apparatus based on the first signal; and
causes the transceiver to receive data in the subframe based on the identifier,
wherein the first information indicates a location in the subframe of radio resources allocated to the receiving apparatus,
and the second information indicates a number of bits allocated to the radio resources.

US Pat. No. 9,602,359

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING GRAPHICAL CROSS CONNECTIVITY AND DYNAMIC CONFIGURABILITY

CUSTOM MICROWAVE COMPONEN...

1. A computer implemented method for providing graphical cross connectivity and dynamic configurability for interconnection
between multiple inputs and multiple outputs, comprising:
identifying multiple inputs and multiple outputs that are connected to a radio frequency switch matrix;
configuring graphical representations of the multiple inputs and the multiple outputs at least by arranging the multiple inputs
into a first row of a plurality of rows of graphical elements in a same orientation and arranging the multiple outputs into
one or more remaining rows of the plurality of rows in the graphical cross connectivity interface;

identifying one or more instructions from the graphical cross connectivity interface to configure connectivity between the
multiple inputs and the multiple outputs;

transmitting the one or more instructions to a server that is connected to the radio frequency switch matrix and further invokes
a connectivity configuration process in response to the one or more instructions;

identifying or configuring, at the server with the connectivity configuration process, the connectivity between the multiple
inputs and the multiple outputs of the radio frequency switch matrix in response to the one or more instructions;

displaying the connectivity with one or more line segments interconnecting one or more pairs of inputs and outputs, which
has been identified or configured, in the graphical cross connectivity interface at least by querying the radio frequency
switch matrix to obtain current connections between the multiple inputs and the multiple outputs for the connectivity rather
than by using a plurality of query processes or network round-trips, wherein the first row is opposing the one or more remaining
rows, and the first row for the multiple inputs and the one or more remaining rows for the multiple outputs are arranged to
sandwich at least one region for displaying the connectivity; and

overlaying display contents in an input program mode, which displays current, active connections between an input and at least
some of the multiple outputs, with different display contents in a global view mode, which displays all possible connections,
and representing the input with first emphasis or first distinction from one or more remaining inputs of the multiple inputs.

US Pat. No. 9,599,510

ESTIMATION OF SPECTRAL FEATURE OF PULSED LIGHT BEAM

Cymer, LLC, San Diego, C...

1. A method of estimating a spectral feature of a pulsed light beam produced by an optical source and directed toward a wafer
of a lithography apparatus, the method comprising:
receiving a set of N optical spectra of pulses of the light beam;
saving the received N optical spectra to a saved set;
transforming the optical spectra in the saved set to form a set of transformed optical spectra;
averaging at least two optical spectra of the set with each other to form an averaged spectrum; and
estimating a spectral feature of the pulsed light beam based on the averaged spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,603,261

METHOD FOR IMPROVING COATING

CAMTEK LTD., Migdal Haem...

1. A method, comprising:
determining or receiving a multiple iteration printing scheme indicative of multiple printing iterations of a coating material
to be applied on an electrical circuit that comprises at least one three dimensional structure to be coated by the coating
material; wherein the multiple iteration printing scheme is responsive to a shape and size of the at least one three dimensional
structure; wherein the coating material is solder mask;

performing multiple printing iterations of the coating material, according to the multiple iteration printing scheme; wherein
each printing iteration except a last printing iteration is followed by partially curing, before executing a next printing
iteration, coating material printed during the printing iteration; and wherein the last printing iteration is followed by
fully curing coating material printed during the last printing iteration; wherein the partially curing and the fully curing
differ from each other only by at least one out of (a) amount of heat or radiation and (b) duration.

US Pat. No. 9,601,008

DETECTION USING TRANSMISSION NOTIFICATION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A remote controller arranged for selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources, comprising:
the remote controller including an omnidirectional transmitter and arranged to instruct, by the omnidirectional transmitter,
the light sources to transmit a directional signal including a code, which is unique for each light source, each code including
a light source ID;

the remote controller including a directional signal receiver operable to receive the directional signals from the light sources;
the remote controller further including signal comparison circuitry connected with the directional signal receiver arranged
to select one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals;

the remote controller including a transmission indicator which generates an indication signal within the remote controller
indicative of a successful omnidirectional transmission;

the remote controller configured to initiate the selection of one of the light sources only after generation of the indication
signal within the remote controller; and

the remote controller configured to recognize by a selection procedure which of the plurality of light sources the remote
control is directed towards.

US Pat. No. 9,597,976

INTEGRATED BATTERY UNIT WITH COOLING AND PROTECTION EXPEDIENTS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Mon...

1. An integrated battery unit (IBU) for coupling a battery pack to an electric battery charger, the battery pack having one
or more battery cells for providing power to the electric vehicle by way of a motor controller coupled to the IBU through
controller connection cables, the IBU comprising:
battery connection cables electrically connecting the IBU to the battery pack;
a housing for attachment to the battery pack and accommodation in a battery compartment in the electric vehicle in which the
battery pack is removably disposed;

a connector for removably coupling the controller connection cables to the IBU; and
a disconnector disposed in the housing and including a charging receptacle in communication with the exterior of the housing,
the charging receptacle electrically connected to the battery connection cables and operable to electrically isolate the vehicle
motor controller from the battery charger when the battery charger is mated to the charging receptacle for fast charging the
battery pack.

US Pat. No. 9,603,272

LID STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A lid structure comprising:
a housing;
a lid body that opens and closes an opening of the housing;
an elastic member that is compressed by the housing and the lid body around the opening in a closing position where the lid
body closes the opening;

a shaft member that allows movement of the lid body along an opening formation surface where the opening is formed and move
the lid body close to the opening formation surface from front to move the lid body from a facing position of facing around
the opening to the closing position;

a support shaft along the opening formation surface of the housing; and
at least two shaft storage members, provided on at least two sides of the lid body, respectively, that stores the support
shaft,

wherein each of the at least two shaft storage members includes:
a first portion including a first projection portion which projects from a surface of the lid body toward the housing and
a first end portion which bends along the opening formation surface at an end of the first projection portion, the first projection
portion, the first end portion and a first part of the lid body forming a first recess portion; and

a second portion including a second projection portion which projects from the surface of the lid body toward the housing
and a second end portion which bends along the opening formation surface at an end of the second projection portion such that
the second end portion faces the first end portion, the second projection portion, the second end portion and a second part
of the lid body forming a second recess portion,

wherein the support shaft slides between the first recess portion and the second recess portion to move the lid body between
the closing position to the facing position.

US Pat. No. 9,599,768

SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE HAVING FRAME WITH LIGHT ABSORBING AND REFLECTING PORTIONS

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A frame for a surface light source device, wherein the frame is configured to accommodate a light source and a lightguide
plate such that an outer peripheral surface of the lightguide plate is surrounded, the frame comprising:
a first frame portion of which at least one side constitutes an inner peripheral surface of the frame, the first frame portion
being made of a light-reflecting material; and

a second frame portion with which an outer peripheral surface of the first frame portion is covered, the second frame portion
being made of a light-absorbing material,

wherein a bonded surface in which the outer peripheral surface of the first frame portion and an inner peripheral surface
of the second frame portion are in contact with each other, is inclined with respect to the inner peripheral surface of the
first frame portion.

US Pat. No. 9,603,248

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A wiring board, comprising:
a board structure comprising a core insulation layer, a first conductive layer formed on a first surface of the core insulation
layer, a first laminated structure formed over the first surface of the core insulation layer and the first conductive layer,
a second conductive layer formed on a second surface of the core insulation layer on an opposite side of the core insulation
layer with respect to the first surface of the core insulation layer, and a second laminated structure formed over the second
surface of the core insulation layer and the second conductive layer; and

a stacked conductor structure formed in the board structure and comprising a through-hole conductor penetrating through the
core insulation layer and a via conductor formed in the first laminated structure,

wherein the through-hole conductor has a though-hole portion formed in a through hole penetrating through the core insulation
layer and a first land portion formed on the first surface of the core insulation layer such that the through-hole portion
has a first end portion, a second end portion and a narrowed portion formed between the first end portion and the second end
portion, the first conductive layer includes the first land portion of the through-hole conductor, the first laminated structure
includes an interlayer insulation layer in which the via conductor is formed, the via conductor in the first laminated structure
is stacked on the first land portion of the through-hole conductor such that the stacked conductor structure comprising the
through-hole conductor and the via conductor is formed through the core insulation layer and the interlayer insulation layer
of the first laminated structure, the stacked conductor structure is formed such that the through-hole portion of the through-hole
conductor has the first end portion connected to the first land portion of the through-hole conductor, that the first end
portion of the through-hole portion has a width which is set greater than a width of a bottom surface of the via conductor
connected to the first land portion of the through-hole conductor and smaller than a width of a top surface of the via conductor
in the first laminated structure and that the narrowed portion has a width which is set smaller than the width of the bottom
surface of the via conductor connected to the first land portion of the through-hole conductor, the stacked conductor structure
comprises a plating material filling the through hole in the core insulation layer, the second laminated structure comprises
an interlayer insulation layer and a via conductor formed in the interlayer insulation layer of the second laminated structure,
the through-hole conductor has a second land portion formed on the second surface of the core insulation layer and connected
to the second end portion of the through-hole portion, the second conductive layer includes the second land portion of the
through-hole conductor, the through-hole portion of the through-hole conductor becomes narrower from the first end portion
toward the narrowed portion and from the second end portion toward the narrowed portion, the stacked conductor structure includes
the through-hole conductor, the via conductor in the first laminated structure stacked on the first land portion of the through-hole
conductor, and the via conductor in the second laminated structure stacked on the second land portion of the through-hole
conductor such that the narrowed portion has the width which is set smaller than the width of the bottom surface of the via
conductor connected to the second land portion of the through-hole conductor, and the second end portion of the through-hole
conductor has a width which is set greater than the width of the bottom surface of the via conductor connected to the second
land portion of the through-hole structure and smaller than a width of a top surface of the via conductor connected to the
second land portion of the through-hole structure.

US Pat. No. 9,603,190

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ADAPTED FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION AND RELATED MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. An integrated circuit adapted for mobile communication, comprising:
a first device layer formed of a first semiconductor material and having at least a first circuit portion; and
a second device layer formed of a second semiconductor material different to the first semiconductor material and having at
least a second circuit portion,

wherein the first and second device layers are integrally formed, and the first circuit portion is electrically coupled to
the second circuit portion to enable the mobile communication using first and second wireless communication protocols,

wherein the first circuit portion further includes a transceiver and a digital baseband processor, and wherein the digital
baseband processor is configured to adaptively operate between first and second clock frequencies, the first clock frequency
used when the circuit is configured to perform communication via the first wireless communication protocol, and the second
clock frequency used when the circuit is configured to perform communication via the second wireless communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,599,747

DETECTION DEVICE FOR DETECTING AN OBJECT IN A DETECTION REGION ON AN INNER PANEL PART OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTOR VEHICLE, AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A detection device for detecting an object, which is located on or above an inner panel part of a motor vehicle in the
region of an exit opening implemented in the inner panel part, the detection device comprising:
a detection region, in which the object is detectable in an acquisition direction of the detection device, wherein
the acquisition direction extends at least parallel to an opening plane of the exit opening,
wherein the inner panel part is a dashboard of the motor vehicle,
wherein the detection region is a region between a dashboard and a windshield of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,599,347

SELF-CLEANING FOOD COOKING OVEN

ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL S...

1. An oven comprising:
a cooking chamber for housing food to be cooked;
a control unit;
a reservoir for containing a washing detergent at room temperature, the washing detergent having a corresponding activation
temperature;

a liquid supply arrangement configured to be selectively activated by the control unit for supplying the washing detergent
into the cooking chamber; and

at least one liquid heating element configured to heat the washing detergent supplied by the liquid supply arrangement and
to be selectively activated by the control unit,

wherein during a washing cycle of the cooking chamber, the control unit is configured to perform the following ordered sequence
of operations:

a) activate the at least one liquid heating element for a first time period sufficient to increase its temperature at least
to the activation temperature;

b) deactivate the at least one liquid heating element;
c) activate the liquid supply arrangement when the temperature of the at least one liquid heating element is about the activation
temperature, so that the washing detergent is heated by the at least one deactivated liquid heating element while supplied
into the cooking chamber to act on the walls of the cooking chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,603,211

LED DRIVER

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver, comprising:
a) a rectifier circuit having an input for receiving an AC voltage, and an output for providing a DC output voltage by rectifying
said AC voltage;

b) an LED array comprising N LED units having at least one LED coupled between a first output terminal and a second output
terminal of said DC output voltage;

c) (N?1) groups of switches, each group of switches comprising two switches coupled in series between said first and second
output terminals of said DC output voltage, wherein a common node of said two switches of each group is coupled to a common
node between two adjacent LED units, and wherein the operation of said two switches of each group is complementary such that
when said switch is on, said LED unit coupled in parallel with said switch is out of operation; and

d) an LED configuration control circuit configured to control the on and off states of switches to correspondingly control
operation of said LED units in accordance with a value of said DC output voltage and a current requirement for a current flowing
through said LED units.

US Pat. No. 9,603,292

ALUMINUM EMI/RF SHIELD WITH FINS

1. A shield for electronic components on a circuit board comprising:
a base having an upper surface and one or more sidewalls extending from a perimeter of the upper surface, the sidewalls configured
to engage a fence of the circuit board; and

a fin array attached to the upper surface of the base, the fin array having a plurality of stackable fins, each of the stackable
fins having a wall and one or more engagement tabs extending from one or more edges of the wall, the engagement tabs interlocking
the plurality of stackable fins together.

US Pat. No. 9,603,162

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT USING MULTIPLE TRANSPORT BLOCK SIZE TABLES

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...

1. A data transmission method comprising:
determining, by a base station, a modulation and coding scheme level;
determining, by the base station, a time-frequency resource;
determining a number of physical resource block pairs according to the time-frequency resource;
selecting, by the base station, a transport block size (TBS) table from a first TBS table and a second TBS table, wherein
the first TBS table comprises columns representing the number of physical resource block pairs and rows representing a TBS
index value, wherein the second TBS table comprises columns representing the number of physical resource block pairs and rows
representing the TBS index value wherein selecting, by the base station, the TBS table from the first TBS table and the second
TBS table comprises performing a comparison between a first TBS value in the first TBS table to a second TBS value in the
second TBS table, wherein the first TBS value and the second TBS value are respectively in a same TBS index value and number
of physical resource block pairs position in the first TBS table and the second TBS table, and wherein a result of the comparison
is a factor in selecting, by the base station, the TBS table from the first TBS table and the second TBS table;

determining a corresponding TBS in the TBS table according to the modulation and coding scheme level and the number of physical
resource block pairs, wherein any TBS in the second TBS table is not smaller than a TBS in a corresponding position in the
first TBS table;

sending, by the base station, service data to a user equipment using the corresponding TBS; and
sending, by the base station, a system scheduling control signal to the user equipment, wherein the system scheduling control
signal comprises the modulation and coding scheme level and the time-frequency resource.

US Pat. No. 9,602,314

COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER EQUALIZER

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

1. A delay cell comprising:
a transconductance stage configured to convert a differential input voltage signal to a differential output current signal,
wherein the transconductance stage comprises:

a differential pair of first and second transistors coupled in a source degeneration configuration;
a negative resistance network coupled in parallel with a tunable resistor network; and
shunt inductive circuitry coupled in parallel with the negative resistance network.

US Pat. No. 9,601,985

SEGMENTED DRIVER FOR A TRANSISTOR DEVICE

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

1. A segmented driver, comprising:
at least one drive pin and a sense pin;
a driver circuit that is configured to activate a selected drive level between said at least one drive pin and a reference
node;

a comparator that is configured to compare a voltage of said sense pin with a threshold voltage and to provide a threshold
indication when said voltage of said sense pin reaches said threshold voltage; and

a controller that is configured to command said driver circuit to activate a first drive level in response to an off indication,
and to command said driver circuit to switch from said first drive level to a second drive level that is lower than said first
drive level in response to said threshold indication.

US Pat. No. 9,598,219

ENCLOSURE

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. An enclosure adapted for outdoor conditions with changing temperature and humidity, the enclosure enclosing a power electronic
device that is damageable from moisture within the enclosure, wherein the enclosure is at least partly formed of a layered
material, the inner layer of the layered material being formed of porous metal and the outer layer of the layered material
being formed of hygroscopic porous material, wherein moisture within the enclosure is pushed out through the layered material
by heat generated within the enclosure, the moisture condensing to water on the outer layer, the power electronic device thereby
being protected from being damaged by moisture within the enclosure.
US Pat. No. 9,597,399

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating cancer or malignant disease in a subject, comprising parenterally administering a volume of about
100 ml or less of a liquid composition comprising:
a) from about 0.05 to about 12.5 mg/ml of bendamustine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
b) a solubilizer comprising propylene glycol in an amount of from about 4.5 mg/ml to about 51 mg/ml and polyethylene glycol;
c) a parenterally acceptable diluent; and optionally
d) an antioxidant;
over a period of less than or equal to about 15 minutes to a subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,602,081

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING MODULATION BASED AUDIO CORRELATION TECHNIQUE FOR MAINTAINING DYNAMIC FM STATION LIST IN SINGLE TUNER VARIANT AND ASSISTING ALTERNATE FREQUENCY SWITCHING METHODOLOGY IN SINGLE TUNER AND DUAL TUNER

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of tuning an FM radio, the method comprising the fully automatic and fully computer-implemented steps of:
identifying by use of a microcontroller an alternate frequency;
performing by use of a tuner an alternate frequency switch to the alternate frequency;
performing by use of the microcontroller a modulation based check on the alternate frequency;
determining by use of the microcontroller whether the content of the alternate frequency is substantially the same as the
content of one primary frequency of a plurality of primary frequencies, the determining being dependent upon the modulation
based check;

replacing by use of the microcontroller the one primary frequency in a FM radio station list with the alternate frequency
if it is determined in the determining step that the content of the alternate frequency is substantially the same as content
of the one primary frequency; and

using the tuner to switch tuning of the FM radio from the one primary frequency to the alternate frequency.
US Pat. No. 9,597,397

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating cancer or malignant disease in a subject comprising parenterally administering to a subject, over
a period of less than or equal to about 15 minutes, about 100 mL or less of a liquid composition comprising;
0.96-5.59 mg/mL of bendamustine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
3.8-22.4 vol % of a nonaqueous component comprising polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol;
a parenterally acceptable diluent; and optionally an antioxidant.

US Pat. No. 9,603,254

APPARATUS FOR FILLING A WAFER VIA WITH SOLDER

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A wafer via solder filling device comprising:
a solder bath comprising an accommodation space for accommodating a molten solder, with an open top, and an air outlet for
exhausting air from the accommodation space;

a fixing unit for fixing the wafer having a via hole formed in one surface in the accommodation space, thereby sealing the
accommodation space; and

a pressing unit for pressing a bottom of the molten solder arranged in the solder bath and moving the molten solder upward,
to fill the molten solder in the via hole,

wherein a porous plate which has a through-hole is disposed on a top surface of the wafer, to prevent the wafer from being
bent by a suction force provided from the fixing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,603,202

INDUCTION COOKING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SAME

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An induction cooking appliance, the induction cooking appliance defining a vertical direction, a lateral direction, and
a transverse direction, the vertical, lateral and transverse directions each perpendicular to each other, comprising:
a cooktop having an upper surface and an opposing lower surface;
an induction element positioned below the cooktop in the vertical direction, the induction element contacting the lower surface
of the cooktop;

a mount bracket connected to the lower surface of the cooktop; and
a mount plate connected to the mount bracket and positioned below the induction element in the vertical direction, the mount
plate comprising a first plate and a second plate, the first plate extending within a plane defined by the lateral direction
and the transverse direction, the second plate extending in the vertical direction below the first plate and away from the
cooktop, the induction element connected to the first plate of the mount plate in a non-biased engagement with the lower surface
of the cooktop.

US Pat. No. 9,602,945

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING

Saturn Licensing LLC., N...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive a measurement result from one or more wireless nodes that measure a signal output from each of a plurality of client
devices;

detect a region in which each of the plurality of client devices is positioned within a target area divided into a plurality
of regions, on a basis of the received measurement result, wherein each of the plurality of regions has a set of corresponding
parameter values for controlling at least one of a sound signal and a video signal;

determine whether all of the plurality of client device are positioned within a same region;
when the plurality of client devices are positioned within the same region convert the at least one of the sound signal and
the video signal using the parameter values corresponding to the region in which the plurality of client devices are positioned;

when the plurality of client devices are not positioned within the same region, convert the at least one of the sound signal
and the video signal using parameter values; and

output the converted at least one of the sound signal and the video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,602,019

VOLTAGE-ADJUSTING DEVICE AND METHOD IN POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A voltage-adjusting device applied in a power conversion system, the power conversion system comprising a Vienna rectifier,
a DC bus, and an inverter, the Vienna rectifier converting a three-phase AC voltage of a grid to a DC bus voltage, the inverter
being electrically coupled to the DC bus and generating a three-phase AC signal based on the DC bus voltage transmitted by
the DC bus, the voltage-adjusting device comprising:
a grid voltage sampling module, electrically coupled to the grid, for sampling a grid voltage;
a given bus voltage calculating module for calculating a given DC bus voltage based on the grid voltage;
a voltage-adjusting module for receiving the DC bus voltage and the given DC bus voltage, and outputting an active current
given signal based on the DC bus voltage and the given DC bus voltage;

a current control module electrically coupled to the voltage-adjusting module, which is configured for receiving a three-phase
AC current from the grid, the active current given signal and the reactive current given signal to output a three-phase control
voltage;

a pulse width modulation (PWM) module for receiving the three-phase control voltage and the DC bus voltage to output a pulse
control signal to the Vienna rectifier; and

a rectifier switch control module for receiving the DC bus voltage and comparing it with a DC bus voltage threshold, and outputting
a switch control signal according to a comparison result, wherein the pulse width modulation module outputs the pulse control
signal based on the three-phase control voltage, the DC bus voltage and the switch control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,601,721

ENCAPSULATION FOR AN ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE

OSRAM OLED GmbH, Regensb...

1. An organic electronic device comprising:
a substrate;
an active layer disposed on the substrate;
a thin-layer encapsulation directly disposed on the active layer;
a first adhesive layer disposed on the thin-layer encapsulation, wherein the first adhesive layer comprises a getter material;
a covering layer directly disposed on the first adhesive layer; and
a second adhesive layer arranged circumferentially around the first adhesive layer, wherein the second adhesive layer is free
of the getter material,

wherein the active layer has edges, lateral surfaces and a main surface facing away from the substrate,
wherein the thin-layer encapsulation covers the lateral surfaces and the main surface of the active layer facing away from
the substrate,

wherein the second adhesive layer covers lateral surfaces of the thin-layer encapsulation and a main surface of the thin-layer
encapsulation partly,

wherein a thickness of the thin-layer encapsulation is between 10 nm and 500 nm, and
wherein the covering layer is a metal foil or a plastic foil.

US Pat. No. 9,601,064

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH FULL DRIVER REDUNDANCY SCHEME

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD) comprising:
an array of wired rows and columns of sub pixel transistors;
a primary driver set that includes a plurality of LCD drivers each connected via a respective primary switch to a first end
of the wired row or a first end of the wired column;

a secondary driver set that includes a plurality of LCD drivers each connected via a respective secondary switch to a second
end of the wired row or a second end of the wired column and;

a controller configured to instruct the secondary driver set to drive the respective sub pixel transistors electrically coupled
thereto only whenever the primary driver set in instructed not to drive the respective sub pixel transistors electrically
coupled thereto so the driving by the primary and the secondary driver sets is mutually exclusive.

US Pat. No. 9,603,255

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

NextGin Technology BV, H...

1. A method for producing a printed circuit board, comprising the steps of:
forming a slot in a substrate having at least three layers with the slot extending through at least two of the layers, the
slot having a length and a width with the length being greater than the width, the slot having a first end and a second end,
the first end and the second end having a semi-circular shape, the slot being formed by laterally translating a router bit;

coating a sidewall of the substrate surrounding the slot with a conductive layer; and
separating the conductive layer into at least two segments that are electrically isolated along the side wall of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,603,029

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, RELAY NODE AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A mobile communications network for communicating a sequence of data blocks to mobile communications devices via a wireless
access interface, the mobile communications network including
a plurality of base stations disposed throughout the network and arranged in operation to transmit to the mobile communications
devices a broadcast signal providing the sequence of data blocks in a sequence of transmission frames, each data block of
the sequence being transmitted by each of the base stations contemporaneously for each of the sequence of transmission frames,
and

one or more relay nodes arranged in operation to receive the broadcast signal transmitted by one of the base stations and
to retransmit the broadcast signal, the broadcast signal being re-transmitted as the sequence of data blocks on the same frequency
as the broadcast signal transmitted by the base station, so that one or more of the mobile communications devices can receive
the broadcast signal and recover the sequence of data blocks from one or both of the broadcast signal transmitted by the base
station or the broadcast signal transmitted by the relay node, wherein

the mobile communications devices each include
a receiver arranged in operation to detect each of the broadcast signal transmitted by the base station and the broadcast
signal re-transmitted by the relay node, and

circuitry which is arranged in operation to recover the data blocks from one or the other of the broadcast signal transmitted
by the base station or the broadcast signal re-transmitted by the relay node depending on a relative power of the broadcast
signal transmitted by the base station and the broadcast signal transmitted by the relay node.

US Pat. No. 9,598,266

APPARATUS FOR ALIGNMENT OF AN ELEVATOR GUIDE RAIL

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. An apparatus for alignment of an elevator guide rail, comprising:
a stationary first part having a first end and an opposite second end in a first longitudinal direction;
a movable second part having a first end and an opposite second end in a second longitudinal direction; and
a link arm mechanism connecting the stationary first part and the movable second part, said link arm mechanism including a
first link arm having a first end and an opposite second end and a second link arm having a first end and an opposite second
end, wherein:

the first end of the first link arm is attached with a first articulated joint to a first support element being movable and
retainable by a first actuator in the first longitudinal direction along the first part of the apparatus and the second end
of the first link arm is attached with a fourth articulated joint to a third support element being movable and retainable
by a second actuator in the second longitudinal direction along the movable second part of the apparatus,

the first end of the second link arm is attached with a second articulated joint to a second support element being movable
in the first longitudinal direction along the first part of the apparatus and the second end of the second link arm is attached
with a third articulated joint to a third support element, the first end of the movable second part being movably supported
on the third support element, a third actuator moving and retaining the movable second part in relation to the third support
element,

the first link arm and the second link arm are connected to each other with a fifth articulated joint at a point where the
first link arm and the second link arm intersect,

the first actuator is configured to move the second part in the first direction,
the second actuator is configured to move the movable second part in a third direction, in which the third direction is perpendicular
to the first longitudinal direction, and

the third actuator is configured to move the movable second part in an angular direction around the fourth articulated joint.

US Pat. No. 9,598,028

RACEWAY FOR FASTENING, GUIDING AND/OR PROTECTING ELECTRIC CABLE MEANS

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A raceway of at least two channel modules for fastening, guiding and/or protecting an electric cable along or on top of
at least one structural part, particularly along or on top of at least one structural part of an aircraft, the channel modules
comprising:
essentially longitudinal channel sections each with a base wall integral with essentially parallel side walls, the base wall
and the side walls providing an open end at both ends of each of the at least two essentially longitudinal channel sections,
the at least two essentially longitudinal channel sections being movable telescopically into one another at the open ends
by means of complementary male and female elements and each of the essentially longitudinal channel sections is provided with
at least one fixation hole wherein:

the male element projects from a central part of an open end of one essentially longitudinal channel section and the female
element is spared from another central part of the open end of an opposed essentially longitudinal channel section;

the essentially longitudinal channel sections are made of thermoplastic material; and
the at least one fixation hole is inside each one of the channel sections through the base wall of each essentially longitudinal
channel section,

characterized in that pairwise slots are provided inside the channel sections respectively next to each of the side walls
through the base wall to a clearance in the base wall, the pairwise slots and the clearance forming an opening passage for
a cable tying ring.

US Pat. No. 9,603,243

SILK ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medfor...

1. A silk electronic component comprising:
a silk matrix; and
a plurality of conductive metamaterial elements that are coupled to the silk matrix,
wherein elements of the plurality of conductive metamaterial elements are arranged in an array to form at least one patterned
structure, and

wherein at least one dimension of the structure is smaller than a wavelength of incident electromagnetic radiation so that,
when the silk electronic component is exposed to the electromagnetic radiation, the radiation is modulated such that the silk
electronic component exhibits a subwavelength resonant electromagnetic response.

US Pat. No. 9,603,133

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL RESOURCES IN MULTI-ANTENNA SCENE

China Academy Of Telecomm...

1. A method for configuring uplink control channel resources under a multi-antenna scene, comprising:
receiving, by a terminal equipment provided with multiple antennae, downlink control information carrying acknowledgement
resource indicator (ARI) information, wherein the downlink control information is sent by a network side equipment;

selecting, by the terminal equipment, one or more channel resource groups or one or more channel resources corresponding to
the ARI information out of an initial channel resource set configured by the network side equipment, wherein the initial channel
resource set includes multiple channel resource groups or multiple channel resources; and

determining, by the terminal equipment, the channel resources in the selected channel resource group(s) as uplink control
channel resources for multi-antenna transmission, or determining the selected channel resource(s) and other channel resource(s)
determined by the selected channel resource(s) and one or more offset values as uplink control channel resources for multi-antenna
transmission,

when the terminal equipment cannot use the implicit resource(s) corresponding to the PDCCH CCE or a physical uplink control
channel (PUCCH) format 3 is used to transmit feedback information, the specific size of ARI information is ?log2 N? bits, and different values of the ARI information correspond to respective channel resource groups or respective channel
resources within the initial channel resource set,

wherein N is a number of channel resource groups or channel resources within the initial channel resource set configured b
the network side equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,602,986

UNIVERSAL CALL MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method performed by a mobile device, the method comprising:
obtaining tracked communications between a first user of the mobile device and one or more other users through a plurality
of communication portals, wherein a communication portal is a medium through which the first user of the mobile device sends
or receives messages to a plurality of other users;

generating, for each of the plurality of communication portals, a respective summary of each of one or more tracked communications
transmitted through the communication portal; and

presenting the respective summaries in a threaded user interface on the mobile device, wherein the threaded user interface
includes a reply user interface element that allows the first user to respond to tracked communications, and wherein the reply
user interface element allows the first user to respond to tracked communications using a communication portal different from
a communication portal used to transmit the tracked communication.

US Pat. No. 9,601,844

SPRING-LOADED CONNECTION TERMINAL

WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. A spring-loaded connection terminal having a busbar piece which has a base surface and side walls which project from the
sides of the base surface, wherein opposite side walls delimit a receiving space on both sides, and having a terminal arrangement
for terminal connection of an electrical conductor to an associated clamping point, said clamping arrangement having at least
one clamping spring which interacts with the busbar piece, characterized in that at least one current bar, which is separate
from the busbar piece, is inserted into the receiving space in the busbar piece and is arranged in the receiving space in
order to form a clamping point for terminal connection of an electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,603,212

AC-DRIVEN LED LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH MULTI-CELL LED

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting apparatus, comprising:
a rectification unit connected to an alternating current (AC) power source; and
an LED light emitting module comprising m multi-cell LEDs each comprising n light emitting cells, n being a positive integer
of 2 or greater, and m being a positive integer greater than 1; and

an LED driving module configured to control sequential driving of first to nth light emitting cell groups according to a voltage level of the rectified voltage,

wherein:
the rectification unit is configured to supply a rectified voltage to the LED light emitting module through full-wave rectification
of an AC voltage from the AC power source;

the LED light emitting module is configured to emit light upon receiving the rectified voltage from the rectification unit;
and

the first to nth light emitting cell groups respectively comprise first to nth light emitting cells from the m multi-cell LEDs, the first to nth light emitting cell groups respectively comprising the m light emitting cells therein being connected to each other in series
to the LED driving module.

US Pat. No. 9,601,103

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING HIGH-AMPLITUDE AND HIGH-FREQUENCY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND WITH LIGHT-ABSORBING MATERIALS

The Regents Of The Univer...

1. A high-frequency light-generated focused ultrasound (LGFU) device, comprising:
a source of light energy; and
an arcuate optoacoustic lens comprising a composite layer that comprises a plurality of light absorbing particles and a dielectric
material having a coefficient of volume thermal expansion greater than or equal to about 1×10?5×K?1; wherein when the light energy is directed to the arcuate optoacoustic lens it is capable of generating focused ultrasound
having a frequency of greater than or equal to about 10 MHz and an output pressure of greater than or equal to about 1 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,600,063

ENHANCED PEAK CURRENT-MODE PULSE-WIDTH-MODULATED (PWM) SWITCHING REGULATORS

Intersil Americas LLC, M...

1. A method of control for a current-mode PWM switching regulator, comprising:
generating a first ripple voltage in the current-mode PWM switching regulator;
controlling a switching frequency of a first PWM switch in the current-mode PWM switching regulator with the first ripple
voltage;

coupling the first ripple voltage to a second ripple node in the current-mode PWM switching regulator;
generating a second ripple voltage responsive to the first ripple voltage at the second ripple node; and
controlling a switching frequency of a second switch in the current-mode PWM switching regulator with the second ripple voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,598,252

DETECTION OF PROCESS ABNORMALITIES IN A MEDIA PROCESSING SYSTEM

KODAK ALARIS INC., Roche...

1. A method of monitoring transport of a sheet media though a media processing apparatus comprising steps of:
conveying at least one sheet media with a transport apparatus including one or more rollers from a queue mechanism along a
medium transport path;

detecting a vibration propagating in the media processing apparatus using at east one vibration detection unit and generating
detected vibration signals;

detecting, with at least one sound acquisition unit, the sound of the medium being transported and producing sound signals;
weighting the sound signals by combining information from the at least one vibration detection unit and the at least one sound
acquisition unit;

analyzing, in a processing system, the detected vibration signals and weighted sound signals, wherein the analyzing includes
determining whether the detected vibration signals and weighted sound signals are associated with normal or abnormal handling
of sheet media in the media processing apparatus;

signaling an error condition to a control system in response to determining that the detected vibration signals and weighted
sound signals are associated with abnormal handling of the sheets.

US Pat. No. 9,597,398

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating cancer or malignant disease in a subject, comprising parenterally administering a volume of about
100 ml or less of a liquid composition comprising:
a) from about 0.05 to about 12.5 mg/ml of bendamustine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
b) a solubilizer comprising propylene glycol in an amount of from about 0.03 to about 5% by volume of the liquid composition
and polyethylene glycol;

c) a parenterally acceptable diluent; and optionally
d) an antioxidant;
over a period of less than or equal to about 10 minutes to a subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,603,282

DATACENTER AND COOLING CONTROL FAULT-TOLERANCE USING COMPUTE RESOURCES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising: a processing unit; and one or more computer-readable media comprising computer-executable
instructions that, when executed by the processing unit, cause the processing unit to perform steps comprising:
receiving, from a first sensor, a first sensor input;
selecting, with a set of computing devices comprising at least one other computing device, a master computing device from
among the set of computing devices, the set of computing devices also comprising the computing device;

determining, if the computing device was selected as the master computing device, a control of a first infrastructure device
based at least in part on the received first sensor input;

generating, if the computing device was selected as the master computing device, control output to the first infrastructure
device to implement the determined control; and

transmitting, if the computing device was not selected as the master computing device, the received first sensor input to
one or more other computing devices of the set of computing devices;

wherein the determining the control of the first infrastructure device comprises determining to control at least one air mover
to increase a cooling provided to multiple computing devices if a resulting increase in an air mover energy consumption is
less than a resulting decrease in a computing device fan energy consumption as aggregated across the multiple computing devices,
the at least one air mover being external to each of the multiple computing devices, the increase in the cooling provided
by the at least one air mover causing a resulting decrease in the cooling provided to at least some of the multiple computing
devices from computing device fans that are internal to such multiple computing devices; and

wherein the determining the control of the first infrastructure device comprises determining to control the at least one air
mover to decrease the cooling provided to the multiple computing devices if the resulting decrease in the air mover energy
consumption is greater than the resulting increase in the computing device fan energy consumption as aggregated across the
multiple computing devices, the decrease in the cooling provided by the at least one air mover causing a resulting increase
in the cooling provided to the at least some of the multiple computing devices from computing device fans that are internal
to such multiple computing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,596,907

STRAP ASSEMBLY AND FASTENING UNIT THEREOF

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A fastening unit, comprising:
a base;
a fixing seat disposed on the base;
two shaft seats arranged side by side and disposed on the base in such a way that the two shaft seats are spaced apart from
each other in a second direction, wherein each of the two shaft seats is spaced from the fixing seat along a first direction
by a distance, and the first direction is perpendicular to the second direction;

a main body having two shafts in cylindrical shape respectively formed at two sides thereof, wherein each of the two shaft
seats comprises a shaft hole and a guiding groove connecting the shaft hole, the two shafts are pivotably disposed on the
two shaft holes of the two shaft seats, the guiding groove is formed at a side of the shaft seat that is away from the fixing
seat;

an engaging member connected to a side of the main body that is away from the two shaft seats; and
an abutting member projecting from a bottom surface of the main body;
wherein when the fastening unit is in a closed state, the engaging member engages with the fixing seat, and the bottom surface
faces the base such that the abutting member is adjacent to the base, and the two shafts of the main body are capable of being
released from the two shaft seats in the first direction via the guiding groove when an external force is applied in the closed
state; and

when the fastening unit is transferred from the closed state to an opened state, the engaging member disengages from the fixing
seat, and the main body pivots relative to the two shaft seats.

US Pat. No. 9,601,970

GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

8. A gas turbine engine, comprising:
a high pressure spool;
a low pressure spool;
a controller; and
a first electrical machine coupled to the low pressure spool and coupled to a first inverter-converter controller and a third
inverter-converter controller, with the first inverter-converter controller being coupled to, and dedicated to, a first electrical
bus and the third inverter-converter controller being coupled to, and dedicated to, a second electrical bus;

a second electrical machine coupled to the high pressure spool and coupled to a second inverter-converter controller and a
fourth inverter-converter controller, with the second inverter-converter controller being coupled to, and dedicated to, the
first electrical bus and the fourth inverter-converter controller being coupled to, and dedicated to, the second electrical
bus;

an energy storage system configured to supply power to and absorb power from the first electrical bus and the second electrical
bus; and

a converter controller coupled to the energy storage system, the controller, the first electrical bus, and the second electrical
bus, wherein the converter controller is configured to control an amount of electrical power supplied to the first electrical
bus and the second electrical bus from the energy storage system under direction from the controller, and to control an amount
of electrical power received from the first electrical bus and from the second electrical bus and supplied to the energy storage
system under direction from the controller;

wherein the first inverter-converter controller and the third inverter-converter controller are configured to provide electrical
power in parallel to the first electrical bus under direction from the controller; and

wherein the second inverter-converter controller and the fourth inverter-converter controller are configured to provide electrical
power in parallel to the second electrical bus under direction from the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,601,719

LIGHT SOURCE HAVING AN OUTSOURCE DEVICE

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A light source comprising: a light generating unit for generating light, and an outcoupling device for coupling light out
of the light generating unit in an outcoupling direction, wherein the outcoupling device comprises: a first region for facing
the light generating unit, the first region being optically homogenous and having a thickness in the outcoupling direction
being larger than 10 pm, a second region having a refractive index being smaller than the refractive index of the first region,
and an intermediate region between the first region and the second region, the intermediate region being structured, wherein
the intermediate region comprises particles for structuring the intermediate region, the particles having a refractive index
being equal to or smaller than the refractive index of the second region or larger than the refractive index of the first
region; and wherein the particles are distributed on and attached to the surface of the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,601,688

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MAGNETORESISTIVE ELEMENT AND METHOD OF PROCESSING MAGNETORESISTIVE FILM

Canon Anelva Corporation,...

1. A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive element including a magnetoresistive film, comprising:
removing a portion of the magnetoresistive film having a hard mask formed thereon, in a thickness direction of the magnetoresistive
film, by ion beam etching, and at the same time forming a protective film by depositing a substance removed from the magnetoresistive
film by the ion beam etching on a sidewall of the magnetoresistive film having the hard mask formed thereon; and

in a state where the protective film protects the sidewall, removing the magnetoresistive film having the hard mask formed
thereon by reactive ion etching by using a gas containing a carbon atom, a hydrogen atom, and an oxygen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,601,473

POWER DEVICE CASSETTE WITH AUXILIARY EMITTER CONTACT

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A power semiconductor device module comprising:
a top plate member;
a bottom plate member having a plurality of pedestals;
a plurality of semiconductor device dice, wherein each of the semiconductor device dice is positioned above a corresponding
one of the plurality of pedestals between the bottom plate member and the top plate member, and wherein each of the semiconductor
device dice has an emitter pad and a gate pad;

an auxiliary emitter terminal, wherein the auxiliary emitter terminal is coupled via a branched network to the emitter pads
of the semiconductor device dice; and

a main emitter terminal, wherein the main emitter terminal is coupled through the pedestals to the emitter pads of the semiconductor
device dice, and wherein the branched network does not extend through any of the pedestals.

US Pat. No. 9,601,180

AUTOMATIC PARTIAL ARRAY SELF-REFRESH

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. A method of configuring dynamic memory associated with a processing system, the dynamic memory being configured in a plurality
of blocks, the method comprising:
a) receiving, from a memory allocator, information relating to a utilisation status of the dynamic memory;
b) adjusting a counter for each block of the dynamic memory each time the received information identifies that information
is to be stored in that block and each time the received information identifies that a part of the block has been freed from
use for information storage;

c) determining, by comparing a value of the counter for at least one first block of dynamic memory with an initial value,
that at least one first block of the dynamic memory is currently not in use for information storage;

d) accessing a register of the dynamic memory to mask the at least one first block of the dynamic memory so that the at least
one first block is excluded from an information refresh process; and

e) performing an automatic partial array self-refresh of the dynamic memory based on masking and unmasking information in
the register of the dynamic memory so that the at least one first block of the dynamic memory is excluded from the automatic
partial array self-refresh,

wherein a size of the counter increment is representative of a size of a piece of the memory that is allocated,
wherein the counter is maintained externally to the dynamic memory and externally to a memory controller, and
wherein after performing the automatic partial array self-refresh the at least one first block of the dynamic memory appears
as refreshed to the memory allocator.

US Pat. No. 9,597,945

AUTOMOTIVE HVAC SYSTEM WITH SUCTION SURFACES TO CONTROL LOCAL AIRFLOW

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A heating, ventilating, air conditioning system for providing an airflow in a vehicle having a plurality of seating locations
in a passenger cabin for respective passengers of the vehicle, comprising:
a plurality of outlet vents providing a shared outlet airflow to be distributed to the plurality of seating locations;
a plurality of suction returns disposed at various air return locations adjacent to the seating locations within the vehicle;
an air handling unit in fluid communication between the suction returns and the outlet vents;
a plurality of flow control elements each in series with at least one respective suction return for selectably modifying a
respective flow of the respective suction return in response to a respective flow command so that a corresponding seating
location receives a modified portion of the shared outlet airflow;

an occupancy determining apparatus for identifying one or more seating locations for receiving enhanced airflow; and
a controller for generating the respective flow commands in response to the identified seating locations.

US Pat. No. 9,602,784

MIXED FORMAT MEDIA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC, M...

1. An apparatus for a camera that is adapted to:
receives a plurality of video signals representative of an image signal, the video signals including an analog video signal
and a digital video signal;

modulates the digital video signal to produce a modulated digital video signal centered on a carrier frequency;
transmits the modulated digital video signal over a coaxial cable and within a first band of frequencies; and
transmits the analog video signal in the baseband of the coaxial cable as a baseband video signal and within a second band
of frequencies, the first band of frequencies separated from the second band of frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,601,398

THIN WAFER HANDLING AND KNOWN GOOD DIE TEST METHOD

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A microelectronic assembly, comprising:
a first substrate having a plurality of spaced-apart recesses (“recesses”) therein as extending from a first surface thereof;
a second substrate having a plurality of spaced-apart solid metal pillars (“pillars”) exposed at a first surface thereof,
each pillar of the pillars extending into a corresponding one of the recesses and having a base adjacent the first surface
of the second substrate and an end remote from the base;

a plurality of bumps, each including a bond metal, respectively exposed at ends of the pillars, at least some of the bond
metal of each of the bumps at least partially disposed in corresponding ones of the recesses and solidified therein to engage
with a first portion of surface area of inner surfaces of the recesses for mechanical retention to in addition to electrical
conductivity with the first substrate;

wherein the first portion of the surface area of the inner surfaces of the recesses are wettable by the bond metal of the
plurality of bumps, and a second portion of the surface area of the inner surfaces of the recesses are non-wettable by the
bond metal of the bumps at the melting point of the bond metal;

a non-wettable layer disposed in the recesses corresponding to the second portion of the surface area of the inner surfaces
for being adjacent to the first surface of the first substrate and for separating the first portion of the surface area of
the inner surfaces of the recesses from the first surface of the first substrate to provide a non-wetting surface barrier
with respect to the bond metal after being reflowed for having the bond metal remain adjacent the first portion of the surface
area of the inner surfaces of the recesses after reflow; and

wherein the second portion of the surface area of the inner surfaces of the at least some of the recesses comprises a reentrant
surface prior to the bond metal being reflowed for mechanical retention of the first substrate and the second substrate to
one another after reflow of the bond metal.

US Pat. No. 9,598,238

AUTOMATED LOADING AND UNLOADING ITEMS

United Parcel Service of ...

8. A system for retrieving items from a vehicle comprising:
a vehicle having a cargo area with an access port and a plurality of storage locations, wherein each of said plurality of
storage locations are configured for storing one or more items;

a load/unload device configured to transport an item from one of the plurality of storage locations to the access port for
retrieval from the vehicle, wherein the load/unload device comprises:

a selectively rotatable platform having one or more power rollers; and
a lifting mechanism configured to adjust the relative height of the rotatable platform to gain access to one or more of the
plurality of storage locations; and

a controller disposed within the vehicle and comprising at least one processor and at least one memory having program code
instructions embodied therein, the memory and program code instructions being configured to, with the at least one processor,
cause the controller to:

store, in the at least one memory, data indicative of a storage location of each of one or more items, wherein the storage
locations are assigned locations at which each of the one or more items are placed within the vehicle;

receive input indicative of the one or more items to be retrieved;
retrieve data indicative of the storage location of each of the one or more items from the at least one memory; and
provide instructions to the load/unload device to retrieve the one or more items from the storage location of each of the
one or more items.

US Pat. No. 9,603,210

HIGH SPEED, HIGH CURRENT PULSED DRIVER CIRCUIT

Sandia Corporation, Albu...

1. A system comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED); and
a LED driver circuit that comprises:
an nMOS transistor; and
a pMOS transistor, wherein gates of the nMOS transistor and the pMOS transistor are electrically connected to a pulsed trigger
source that emits a pulsed trigger signal, wherein the LED driver circuit is configured to deliver pulsed current to the LED
as a function of the pulsed trigger signal, wherein the pulsed current has a peak amplitude that is greater than a maximum
continuous forward current rating of the LED, the LED emits pulses of light in correspondence with the pulsed current.

US Pat. No. 9,602,173

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND MOBILE DEVICE

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. An antenna structure, comprising:
a ferromagnetic patch, having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is opposite to the first surface;
a plurality of first metal conductive lines, disposed on the first surface;
a plurality of second metal conductive lines, disposed on the second surface; and
a plurality of metal connection elements, penetrating the ferromagnetic patch, wherein the metal connection elements connect
the first metal conductive lines to the second metal conductive lines, respectively,

wherein the ferromagnetic patch comprises a first PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate, PET) layer, a second PET layer, a first
gel layer, a second gel layer, and a ferrite layer, the first gel layer is configured to adhere the first PET layer to the
ferrite layer, the second gel layer is configured to adhere the second PET layer to the ferrite layer, and the ferrite layer
is disposed between the first PET layer and the second PET layer.

US Pat. No. 9,603,234

DEVICE FOR MAGNETIZING LASER PLASMA BY MEANS OF A PULSED MAGNETIC FIELD

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, Pal...

1. A device for magnetizing a laser plasma with a pulsed magnetic field, comprising:
a vacuum chamber in which a target able to generate a laser plasma during an interaction of the target with a laser pulse
is placed; and

a winding that is powerable electrically in order to generate a pulsed magnetic field in the laser plasma,
wherein the winding is placed in a re-entrant chamber containing a cooling fluid, and
wherein the re-entrant chamber comprises an axial vacuum through-duct comprising two axial ends, the axial duct extending
between its two axial ends in a propagation direction of the laser pulse, each of the axial ends being in communication with
the vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,603,229

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Hexcel Composites Limited...

1. An interleaf composite material which is curable to form a panel, that is not penetrated by a lightning strike, said composite
material comprising:
at least four conductive fibrous layers comprising a plurality of electrically conductive fibers;
electrically insulating resin layers located between said conductive fibrous layers, said electrically insulating resin layers
each having an average thickness and comprising a resin formulation comprising a polymeric resin; and

conductive bridges that extend across said electrically insulating resin layers to provide electrical connections between
said conductive fibrous layers wherein said conductive bridges comprise electrically conductive particles wherein at least
50%, of said electrically conductive particles have a diameter that is within 10 ?m of the average thickness of said electrically
insulating resin layers and wherein the number of said electrically conductive bridges is sufficient to prevent penetration
of said composite material by a lightning strike once said interleaf composite material has been cured to form said panel.

US Pat. No. 9,603,142

METHOD FOR RADIO RESOURCES USAGE REPORTING IN A LTE NETWORK AND USES THEREOF FOR INTERFERENCE REDUCTION AND FOR ENERGY OPTIMIZATION

Telefonica, S.A., Madrid...

1. A method for radio resources usage reporting in a LTE network, the method comprising:
a LTE cellular base station reporting radio resources usage information regarding resource assignment of the LTE cellular
base station in a current LTE frame emitted or to be emitted thereby, said radio resources usage reporting regarding slot
usage being performed for at least slots of downlink subframes of the current LTE frame,

wherein said radio resources usage reporting is further performed for slots of uplink subframes of the current LTE frame indicating
if an uplink subframe is almost blank or used, and by including usage information within at least one subframe of the current
LTE frame itself,

wherein said usage information is at least included in a first slot of every subframe of the current LTE frame,
further comprising including said usage information in a PHICH of every subframe of the current LTE frame,
wherein said usage information is included in a Slot Indicator which uses a different coding than a coding used for a HARQ
Indicator, and

wherein said Slot Indicator is a Slot Indicator PHICH group containing two slot indicator PHICH processes, separated by standard
orthogonal sequences, one for slot occupation in a downlink and another for subframe occupation in an uplink.

US Pat. No. 9,601,453

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a monolithic type first die comprising a driver circuit and a low-side output power device connected to the driver circuit;
a second die disposed above the first die, the second die comprising a high-side output power device;
a first connection unit connecting a top of the first die and a bottom of the second die; and
a second connection unit disposed on the second die.

US Pat. No. 9,599,822

CORRECTIVE OPTICS FOR REDUCING FIXED PATTERN NOISE IN A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A virtual reality headset comprising:
an electronic display element configured to output image light via a plurality of sub-pixels having different colors, sub-pixels
separated from each other by a dark space; and

a corrective optics block including an optical element that includes a convex surface and a Fresnel surface, the Fresnel surface
positioned to receive the image light from the electronic display element and to generate the optically corrected image light,
the corrective optics block configured to:

magnify the image light received from the electronic display element,
generate optically corrected image light by generating blur spots to mask the dark space between adjacent sub-pixels using
the Fresnel surface, each blur spot corresponding to a blurred image of a sub-pixel in the image light, and

direct, using the convex surface, the optically corrected image light to an exit pupil of the VR headset corresponding to
a location of an eye of a user of the VR headset, and a center of the exit pupil is at least 10 mm from the convex surface.

US Pat. No. 9,602,764

METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING VIDEO CALLS ON COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL THEREOF

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A method for implementing a video phone on a first communication terminal, comprising:
determining, by the first communication terminal, that it supports video phone services and is located in a second communication
access network which supports the transmission of a second data contained in the video phone services;

initiating or waiting for a video phone call;
establishing and maintaining a video phone connection for the video phone call with a second communication terminal via the
second communication access network; and

switching circuit-switched (CS) domain services, received by the first communication terminal in the second communication
access network, to a first communication access network by registering the CS domain services in the first communication access
network responsive to the video phone call ending;

wherein the first communication access network supports the transmission of a first data contained in the CS domain services
and does not support the transmission of the second data contained in the video phone services.

US Pat. No. 9,602,154

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATIO THEREOF

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:
a first antenna;
a second antenna;
a power amplifier, amplifying and outputting a radio frequency transmission signal;
a switching circuit, coupled to the first antenna, the second antenna and the power amplifier, and selecting to connect the
power amplifier to the first antenna or the second antenna; and

a control circuit, coupled to the power amplifier and the switching circuit, and predicting a first amplifier character parameter
corresponding to the power amplifier while the power amplifier is connected to the first antenna, and predicting a second
amplifier character parameter corresponding to the power amplifier while the power amplifier is connected to the second antenna,

wherein the control circuit controls the switching circuit to connect the power amplifier to the first antenna or the second
antenna according to the first amplifier character parameter, a first signal quality parameter of the first antenna, the second
amplifier character parameter and a second signal quality parameter of the second antenna, so as to select the first antenna
or the second antenna to transmit the radio frequency transmission signal,

wherein the first amplifier character parameter comprises a first working voltage value and a first working current value,
and the second amplifier character parameter comprises a second working voltage value and a second working current value,

wherein the control circuit generates a first decision parameter related to the first antenna according to the first working
voltage value, the first working current value and the first signal quality parameter, and the control circuit generates a
second decision parameter related to the second antenna according to the second working voltage value, the second working
current value and the second signal quality parameter, and the control circuit compares the first decision parameter with
the second decision parameter to decide to use the first antenna or the second antenna to transmit the radio frequency transmission
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,602,009

LOW VOLTAGE, CLOSED LOOP CONTROLLED ENERGY STORAGE CIRCUIT

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. An energy storage circuit for use with a power converter, the power converter having an energy transfer element that receives
a fluctuating input voltage produced from a rectified AC input line voltage, the fluctuating input voltage being provided
on an input bus coupled to a primary side of the energy transfer element, the energy transfer element having an output side
that delivers an output signal to a load, a power switch being coupled to the primary side of the energy transfer element
for regulating a transfer of energy to the output signal delivered to the load, a bias supply of the energy transfer element
being coupled between first and second nodes, the bias supply producing a bias voltage at the first node, the energy storage
circuit comprising:
a base capacitor coupled between the input bus and a ground potential, the base capacitor having a first capacitance;
an adjust capacitor having a second capacitance;
a switching device coupled in series with the adjust capacitor between the input bus and the ground potential; and
a control circuit that includes a voltage regulator having first and second terminals respectively coupled to a control terminal
of the switching device and the ground potential, the control circuit further including a resistor coupled between the first
node and the control terminal, the voltage regulator further having an input coupled to the second node,

wherein during normal operation when the power switch is turned on a signal at the second node is representative of the fluctuating
input voltage, the voltage regulator being activated when the fluctuating input voltage is in a crest region thereby turning
the switching device off and disengaging the adjust capacitor, the voltage regulator being deactivated when the fluctuating
input voltage is in a valley region, thereby turning the switching device on and engaging the adjust capacitor, such that
when the adjust capacitor is engaged a total capacitance of the energy storage circuit is equal to a sum of the first and
second capacitances.

US Pat. No. 9,601,412

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PACKAGE STRUCTURE

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A package structure, comprising:
at least one first electronic device, wherein the at least one first electronic device is encapsulated by a molding body comprising
a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of lateral surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein
the molding body is made of insulating material and the top surface of the molding body is flat;

at least one conductive pattern, wherein at least one portion of the at least one conductive pattern is disposed on the top
surface of the molding body; and

a second electronic device disposed on said at least one portion of the at least one conductive pattern on the top surface
of the molding body, wherein a first lead and a second lead of the second electronic device are respectively in contact with
and electrically connected to a first portion and a second portion of said at least one portion of the at least one conductive
pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,601,311

LASER SDE EFFECT COMPENSATION BY ADAPTIVE TUNING

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. A method for calculating a compensation signal for a sub-divisional error in an object detection, comprising:
obtaining a detected position of the object;
applying a positive gain to a tuning signal;
integrating the tuning signal to a tuned signal;
calculating a deviation between the tuned signal and the detected position;
feeding the deviation to the tuning signal when variations of the tuned signal do not approach to a pre-determined value;
and

calculating compensation parameters by using the tuned signal when the variations of the tuned signal approach to the pre-determined
value.

US Pat. No. 9,601,224

ELECTRON BEAM IRRADIATION APPARATUS

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. An electron beam irradiation apparatus that emits an electron beam into a container,
the electron beam irradiation apparatus comprising:
a vacuum chamber;
an electron generator provided in the vacuum chamber;
a cylindrical nozzle member that is extended from the vacuum chamber so as to be inserted into the container and has exit
windows on a distal end of the nozzle member, the exit windows being provided for emission of an electron beam generated by
the electron generator into the container; and

a magnetic shield member for the vacuum chamber, the shield member being provided for the vacuum chamber so as to block variable
magnetism generated around an electron beam trajectory extended from the electron generator to the exit windows.

US Pat. No. 9,600,910

ATTENUATION MAP RECONSTRUCTION FROM TOF PET DATA

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A method for reconstructing an attenuation map for a positron emission tomography (PET) image, the method comprising:
obtaining time-of-flight (TOF) PET data of the PET image;
estimating the gradient of an attenuation sinogram; and
determining, by a processor, the attenuation map using the estimated gradient of the attenuation sinogram by performing an
algorithm,

wherein performing the algorithm comprises using the following equation to determine the attenuation map:

where is the Fourier transform, g(?,s) is the Radon transform, and ?(x,y) is the attenuation map.

US Pat. No. 9,598,635

PHOTO-INDUCED PHASE TRANSFER OF LUMINESCENT QUANTUM DOTS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for preparing a composition comprising a polar solvent comprising a nanoparticle, the method comprising:
irradiating a biphasic mixture, the biphasic mixture comprising a polar solvent and a non-polar solvent, the polar solvent
and the non-polar solvent being immiscible in each other;

wherein, prior to irradiation, the polar solvent comprises a hydrophilic surfactant, the hydrophilic surfactant comprising
a moiety reactive with a surface of the nanoparticle or a moiety that becomes reactive with a surface of the nanoparticle
during irradiation of the biphasic mixture;

wherein, prior to irradiation, the non-polar solvent comprises the nanoparticle; and
wherein irradiating the biphasic mixture induces a reaction between the nanoparticle and the reactive moiety of the hydrophilic
surfactant, which reaction mediates transfer of the nanoparticle from the nonpolar solvent to the polar solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,598,682

HYDROLYSIS OF MANNOSE-1-PHOSPHO-6-MANNOSE LINKAGE TO PHOSPHO-6-MANNOSE

VIB vzw, Ghent (BE) Univ...

1. A method for uncapping a mannose-6-phosphate residue on an oligosaccharide, said method comprising
a) providing said oligosaccharide having a mannose-1-phospho-6-mannose linkage; and
b) contacting said oligosaccharide with a mannosidase capable of hydrolyzing said mannose-1-phospho-6-mannose residue to phospho-6-mannose,
wherein said mannosidase is a member of glycosyl hydrolase family 92, wherein said mannosidase comprises an amino acid sequence
having at least 95% identity to residues 1 to 774 of SEQ ID NO:50 or at least 98% identity to SEQ ID NO:50.

US Pat. No. 9,598,702

ELITE EVENT EE-GM3 AND METHODS AND KITS FOR IDENTIFYING SUCH EVENT IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

M.S. TECHNOLOGIES LLC, W...

19. A kit comprising a specific probe, capable of hybridizing specifically to a specific region of EE-GM3, wherein the sequence
of said specific probe has at least 80% sequence identity with a sequence comprising part of the 5? flanking sequence or the
3? flanking sequence of foreign DNA comprising herbicide tolerance genes in EE-GM3 and the sequence of the foreign DNA contiguous
therewith; reference seed comprising elite event EE-GM3 having been deposited at the NCIMB under deposit number NCIMB 41659.

US Pat. No. 9,602,708

RECTIFIED STEREOSCOPIC 3D PANORAMIC PICTURE

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. A method of generating at least a first panoramic picture and a second panoramic picture based on a series of frames acquired
by one frame acquisition device while the device is panned in a main direction, the method comprising:
computing via the device, a global motion value and a perspective transform for each pair of consecutive frames of the series,
said global motion value reflecting a displacement in the main direction between the frames of the pair of frames and said
perspective transform reflecting a perspective change between the frames of the pair of frames;

for each frame of the series, determining via the device, a first area of the frame for the first panoramic picture and a
second area of the frame, distinct from the first area, for the second panoramic picture; and

when a current frame of the series of frames is acquired:
determining via the device, a first frame among the already acquired frames of the series of frames, which has a second area
that shares at least a common area with the first area of the current frame,

calculating via the device, a global transform based on the perspective transforms of the pairs of consecutive frames that
have been acquired between the first frame and the current frame, and

determining via the device, an adapted first area by applying an inverse of the global transform to the first area of the
current frame, said adapted first area being included into the first panoramic picture and the second area of the current
frame being included into the second panoramic picture,

wherein the first and second areas are respectively a first strip and a second strip that are extending in a direction perpendicular
to the main direction, centers of said first and second strips being located at constant positions in the frames and being
separated by a constant distance from one frame to the other,

wherein the method further comprises
before determining the first frame, comparing a sum of the global motion values of the pairs of consecutive frames of the
series of frames with said constant distance,

wherein the step of determining the first frame is performed only if the sum of the global motion values is greater than the
constant distance.

US Pat. No. 9,602,505

DYNAMIC ACCESS CONTROL

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A method for securing data and computer systems, comprising:
receiving, at an intermediary network device, a request from a first client device to connect to a server;
verifying, by the intermediary network device, an identity of the server;
detecting, at the intermediary network device, that the server uses a one-time password (OTP) protocol, wherein detecting
that the server uses an OTP protocol comprises comparing the identity of the server with a list of information identifying
a plurality of servers that use the OTP protocol and associated user-defined policy protocol; and

performing, by the intermediary network device, an action according to the user-defined policy protocol based at least in
part on the detecting, wherein performing the action comprises at least one of:

blocking, at the intermediary network device, a first connection between the first client device and a first computing device
other than the server, the first computing device connected to the first client device via the intermediary network device;
and

allowing, at the intermediary network device, a second connection between the first client device and a second computing device
other than the server, the second computing device connected to the first client device via the intermediary network device.

US Pat. No. 9,602,214

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. A signal transmission device, wherein the signal transmission device communicates with an opposite terminal, and comprises:
a transmitting device, configured to transmit a first signal to the opposite terminal; and
a receiving device, configured to receive a second signal transmitted by the opposite terminal, wherein
a frequency of the first signal is different from a frequency of the second signal, and the frequency of the first signal
and/or the frequency of the second signal are/is in a frequency band of visible light; and the first signal is a visible light
signal of a first color, the second signal is a visible light signal of a second color, and the first color and the second
color are different; and

the receiving device comprises: multiple optical-to-electrical converters, disposed in different angles and configured to
receive the visible light signal of the second color transmitted by the opposite terminal; and a comparator, configured to
compare average powers of visible light signals of the second color that are transmitted by the opposite terminal and received
by the multiple optical-to-electrical converters, and configured to select a visible light signal of the second color with
a largest average power and perform corresponding processing, so as to obtain an original signal transmitted by the opposite
terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,600,702

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An assistance system, comprising:
an image processing system, comprising:
a mark in which at least a pair of fiducial lines set to regulation lengths are arranged in a parallel manner or at a predetermined
angle so as to form a regulation angle, or four or more fiducial points not on the same straight line virtually configuring
the pair of fiducial lines are arranged, and an information display portion presenting predetermined information is included
in a region formed by the pair of fiducial lines;

a camera that is relatively movable with respect to the mark;
an information acquisition unit that acquires image data of the mark through image capturing performed by the camera and acquires
the information presented in the information display portion of the mark, out of the image data;

a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance from the camera to the mark in an optical axis direction based on the
regulation lengths of the pair of fiducial lines and apparent lengths of the pair of fiducial lines in the image data;

an angle calculation unit that calculates a tilt angle of the camera with respect to the mark based on the regulation angle
of the pair of fiducial lines and an apparent angle formed by the pair of fiducial lines in the image data;

a mobile body that is provided with the camera and is movable with respect to the mark; and
a movement control unit that controls a movement of the mobile body,
wherein the information of the information display portion includes control information related to at least one of a movement
path and a movement speed of the mobile body with respect to the mark,

wherein the movement control unit controls movement of the mobile body based on the control information acquired by the information
acquisition unit,

wherein the mobile body configures an assistance apparatus which aids motion of an person receiving assistance, and
wherein the information of the information display portion includes at least one item of personal information which specifies
the person receiving assistance and aid information which is related to the aid.

US Pat. No. 9,599,253

METHOD OF CUTTING TARGET MEMBERS USING A CUTTING SAW DEVICE

TETRA Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A wire saw apparatus comprising:
a) a frame having first and second sections configured to attach the first section to a target that is to be cut and a moving
portion operatively connected to the frame;

b) an elongated beam mounted to the first section of the frame and extending away from the first section and target;
c) the moving portion including a pair of arms disposed on opposing sides of the beam, an open end positioned near the first
section and a transverse bar that connects the arms opposite the open end;

d) the moving portion having a powered driver operably connected to the beam which driver effects non-rotational movement
of the moving portion of the frame along the beam;

e) a plurality of roller guides on the moving portion of the frame including at least one roller guide mounted at the free
end of each arm;

f) a drive roller on the moving portion, the drive roller being rotatable by a powered motor drive; and
g) a diamond wire wound upon the drive roller and guide rollers so that when the drive roller is rotated, the diamond wire
travels around the moving portion and from one roller to another roller.

US Pat. No. 9,603,022

MANAGING UNDESIRED SERVICE REQUESTS IN A NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for managing a service request sent from a terminal to a network, the network comprising a network node for storing
service-information, the method comprising:
receiving by the network the service request from the terminal, the request being related to one of service types SMS, MMS,
call, or instant messaging and including service request information comprising at least one particular type of information
for determining validity of a given request for the one of the service types;

in response to determining that the at least one particular type of information included in the received service request information
is not listed in the service-information stored in the network node, the network sending a user verification request to the
terminal, wherein the user verification request causes the terminal to generate a dialog on a display interface of the terminal
requesting input from a user to verify if the service requested by the terminal is allowed by the user;

receiving by the network a user verification response from the terminal, the user verification response including verification
information provided by the user via an input interface of the terminal, the verification information indicating whether the
user accepts or rejects the service request; and

in response to determining from the verification information that the requested service is allowed, updating the service-information
by adding at least part of the service request information to the service-information stored in the network node.

US Pat. No. 9,601,893

LASER APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:
an optical resonator including an output coupler;
a laser chamber containing a laser medium and disposed in an optical path inside the optical resonator;
a pair of discharge electrodes disposed inside the laser chamber;
an electrode gap varying section configured to vary a gap between the discharge electrodes;
a laser beam measurement section disposed in an optical path of a laser beam outputted from the output coupler, the laser
beam resulting from electric discharge between the discharge electrodes; and

a controller configured to control the gap between the discharge electrodes through activating the electrode gap varying section,
based on a beam parameter of the laser beam measured by the laser beam measurement section.

US Pat. No. 9,601,888

BRUSH TYPE CONTACT MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A brush type contact material, comprising one or more curved metal pawls for coming into contact with objects to be contacted,
wherein each metal pawl has a contact end having a contact point;
wherein a cross section normal to the length of each metal pawl is of substantially constant width and thickness along the
length of the metal pawl;

wherein each metal pawl is concave on a back side from the contact point and convex on a front side from the contact point;
wherein the contact end of each pawl has a curvature in a thickness direction, including a curvature radius R1 on the front side from the contact point and a curvature radius R2 on the back side from the contact point such that the curvatures R1 and R2 are on opposing sides of the contact point; and

wherein R1?R2, and R1/R2 is 3.0 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,600,925

CALIBRATION OF MULTIPLE RIGID BODIES IN A VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

15. A virtual reality (VR) system comprising:
a VR headset comprising:
a front rigid body including:
an electronic display configured present content to a user of the VR headset,
an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to output fast calibration data comprising one or more intermediate estimated
positions of a reference point on the VR headset, each intermediate estimated position separated from a subsequent intermediate
estimated position by a position time value, and

a first plurality of locators located at different positions on the front rigid body;
a rear rigid body that is non-rigidly coupled to the front rigid body, the rear rigid body including a second plurality of
locators located at different positions on the rear rigid body; and

an imaging device configured to output slow calibration data including a series of images showing portions of observed locators
of the plurality of locators, on the VR headset, each image separated from a subsequent image in the series by an image time
value that is larger than the position time value.

US Pat. No. 9,597,437

GUIDABLE INTRAVASCULAR BLOOD PUMP AND RELATED METHODS

MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC...

1. A method for providing left-heart support using an intravascular blood pump system, wherein the intravascular blood pump
system comprises:
an intravascular blood pump adapted to be guided to a predetermined location within the circulatory system of a patient by
a guide wire and configured to provide left-heart support, the intravascular blood pump comprising a rotor having a rotor
hub tapering in the distal direction, at least one blade extending radially outward from the rotor hub, the rotor hub having
a distal end extending distally beyond a most distal portion of the at least one blade;

a catheter coupled to a proximal end of the intravascular blood pump, a purge lumen extending through the catheter;
a cannula coupled to a distal end of the intravascular blood pump, one or more first ports and one or more second ports establishing
fluid communication between a cannula lumen and an exterior region of the cannula, wherein at least one first port is located
in proximity to the rotor and at least one second port is spaced apart from and located distal to the at least one first port;
and

an elongate lumen associated with the cannula and sized to slidably receive the guide wire and dimensioned such that the guide
wire passes slidably and coaxially through the elongate lumen, the elongate lumen is sized smaller cross sectionally than
the cannula lumen, both the elongate lumen and the cannula lumen not extending through the rotor hub;

wherein the method for providing left-heart support comprises the steps of
passing the guide wire into the patient such that a distal end of the guide wire is positioned in the left ventricle of the
patient's heart;

placing the guide wire through both the cannula and the elongate lumen such that the guide wire extends proximally away from
the intravascular blood pump, the guide wire not passing through the rotor hub or the catheter, and the guide wire extends
out of the intravascular blood pump system in a distal direction through the elongate lumen;

advancing the cannula into the patient using the guide wire and positioning the cannula across an aortic valve of the patient
such that a distal end of the cannula and the at least one second port are positioned in the left ventricle and a proximal
end of the cannula and the at least one first port are positioned in the aorta;

passing purge fluid through the purge lumen to the intravascular blood pump;
measuring pressure adjacent the intravascular blood pump; and
spinning the rotor so as to pump blood from the patient's heart into the at least one second port through the cannula lumen
and out the at least one first port to provide left-heart support.

US Pat. No. 9,603,236

HEAT DISSIPATING SUBSTRATE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A heat dissipating substrate comprising:
a base substrate;
a first plated layer penetrating the base substrate in a thickness direction of the base substrate and having a first through
hole formed therein in a thickness direction of the base substrate;

a first substrate disposed on an upper end portion of the base substrate;
a second plated layer penetrating the first substrate in a thickness direction of the first substrate and having a second
through hole formed therein in a thickness direction of the first substrate;

a heat dissipating pad disposed on an upper end portion of the first substrate to cover an upper end of the second plated
layer; and

a thermal conduction member comprising lead (Pb) and inserted into the first through hole and the second through hole to discharge
heat to an outside,

wherein the second through hole is connected to the first through hole and has a diameter smaller than that of the first through
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,603,183

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR KEEPING SINGLE RADIO VOICE CALL CONTINUITY SESSION ALIVE

ZTE Corporation, (CN)

1. A method for keeping a single radio voice call continuity session alive comprising:
during switching of a terminal from a packet switch domain to a circuit switch domain, an application layer gateway establishing
a new signaling connection with an enhanced mobile switch center after receiving a first transfer request from the enhanced
mobile switch center, sending a response message of the first transfer request to the enhanced mobile switch center after
establishing the new signaling connection, and notifying, by the application layer gateway, a service centralization and continuity
application server (SCC AS) to establish a new signaling connection with the application layer gateway, and the SCC AS establishing
a new signaling connection besides an original signaling connection with the application layer gateway according to the notification
from the application layer gateway.

US Pat. No. 9,601,934

CHARGING STANDS ARRANGED ADJACENTLY TO REDUCE OCCUPIED AREA

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A charging stand comprising a housing, the charging stand comprising:
a seat portion configured to hold an electronic apparatus therein, and a charging mechanism for charging the electronic apparatus
when the electronic apparatus is held in the seat portion,

the housing comprising a front support portion configured to be adjacent to a front side of the electronic apparatus when
the electronic apparatus is held in the seat portion, and a rear support portion configured to be adjacent to a rear side
of the electronic apparatus when the electronic apparatus is held in the seat portion, wherein the seat portion is formed
between the front support portion and the rear support portion;

wherein the charging stand is a first charging stand which is combinable with a second charging stand, the second charging
stand comprising a seat portion for placing another electronic apparatus thereon;

wherein the first charging stand comprises a receiving recess formed on a rear surface of the housing, behind the rear support
portion, the receiving recess having a shape which conforms to a shape of a front end portion of a housing of the second charging
stand and which is adapted to receive therein the front end portion of the housing of the second charging stand, the front
end portion of the housing of the second charging stand comprising a front surface,

wherein a rear surface of the receiving recess of the first charging stand is concave and configured to receive the front
end portion of the second charging stand therein,

wherein the receiving recess of the first charging stand is configured to receive the front end portion of the second charging
stand so that the front end portion of the second charging stand is overlapped with the receiving recess of the first charging
stand, thereby reducing an occupied area of the housing of the first charging stand and the housing of the second charging
stand when the front end portion of the second charging stand is received within the receiving recess of the first charging
stand, and the rear surface of the receiving recess of the first charging stand is configured to contact the front surface
of the second charging stand, and

wherein, when the receiving recess of the first charging stand receives and is in contact with the front end portion of the
second charging stand, the first charging stand is configured to charge the electronic apparatus held in the seat portion
of the first charging stand.

US Pat. No. 9,601,903

HORIZONTAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER DEVICE

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. A horizontal cavity surface emitting laser device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
an active layer disposed over one surface of the semiconductor substrate to generate light which is emitted in one direction
along the one surface of the semiconductor substrate and in another direction opposite to the one direction;

a rear distributed Bragg reflector unit disposed at an end of the active layer in the one direction to reflect the light emitted
from the active layer, the rear distributed Bragg reflector unit including a waveguide layer to guide light and a distributed
Bragg reflector configured to reflect the light in the waveguide layer;

a rear reflecting mirror disposed over the one surface side to guide, in a direction different from the one direction and
the other direction, the light emitted from an end of the rear distributed Bragg reflector unit in the one direction to prevent
the light guided in the one direction from returning to the active layer;

a front reflecting mirror disposed over the one surface side to reflect the light emitted from the active layer in the other
direction toward another surface side of the semiconductor substrate;

a condenser lens disposed over the other surface of the semiconductor substrate to condense the light reflected by the front
reflecting mirror;

an antireflective film disposed on the other surface of the semiconductor substrate, the antireflective film being integrally
formed in a region spreading over the condenser lens and a position through which the light emitted from the rear reflecting
mirror passes, and being made of a dielectric material;

a p-type electrode and an n-type electrode disposed on the one surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
a window structure disposed between the rear distributed Bragg reflector unit and the rear reflecting mirror,
wherein the rear reflecting mirror guides the light emitted from the end of the rear distributed Bragg reflector unit in the
one direction toward the other surface side of the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,600,533

MATCHING AND RECOMMENDING RELEVANT VIDEOS AND MEDIA TO INDIVIDUAL SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS

Intertrust Technologies C...

1. A method of searching for content objects associated with a search term, the method being executed by a system comprising
a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause
the processor to perform the method, the method comprising:
performing a first search of a content database, wherein the first search identifies content information included in the content
database that includes the first search term;

analyzing the content information to generate a plurality of relationship vectors between objects included in the content
information;

identifying a plurality of sections in the content information;
scoring the plurality of sections based on the plurality of relationship vectors;
generating an object summary for at least one section of the plurality of sections selected based on a score of the at least
one section relative to scores of the other sections of the plurality of sections;

determining, based on the object summary, at least one additional search term; and
performing a second search for content objects relating to the at least one additional search term.

US Pat. No. 9,599,798

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens element with refractive power;
a second lens element with refractive power;
a third lens element with refractive power;
a fourth lens element with refractive power;
a fifth lens element with refractive power;
a sixth lens element with refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image
formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at
least one of the first through sixth lens elements has positive refractive power, an object-side surface and an image-side
surface of the sixth lens element are aspheric, focal lengths of the first through sixth lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4,
f5 and f6 respectively, a focal length of the optical image capturing system is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical
image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical axis from an axial point on an object-side surface of the first lens
element to an axial point on the image plane is HOS, thicknesses in parallel with an optical axis of the first through sixth
lens elements at height ½ HEP respectively are ETP1, ETP2, ETP3, ETP4, ETP5 and ETP6, a sum of ETP1 to ETP6 described above
is SETP, thicknesses of the first through sixth lens elements on the optical axis respectively are TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4, TP5
and TP6, a sum of TP1 to TP6 described above is STP, and the following relations are satisfied: 1.2?f/HEP?10.0 and 0.5?SETP/STP<1.

US Pat. No. 9,599,793

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens element with a positive refractive power;
a second lens element with a refractive power;
a third lens element with a refractive power;
a fourth lens element with a refractive power;
a fifth lens element with a positive refractive power;
a sixth lens element with a negative refractive power and at least one of an image-side and an object-side surfaces of the
sixth lens element having at least one inflection point; and

an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system comprises the six lens elements with refractive powers, at least one of the second
through fifth lens elements has a positive refractive power, an object-side surface and an image-side surface of the first
lens element are aspheric, an object-side surface and an image-side surface of the sixth lens element are aspheric, focal
lengths of the first lens through sixth lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4, f5 and f6, respectively, a focal length of the optical
image capturing system is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, half of a maximal view
angle of the optical image capturing system is HAF, a distance from the object-side surface of the first lens element to the
image plane is HOS, and the following relation is satisfied: 0?|f/f1?2, 1.2?f/HEP?2.8, 0.4?|tan(HAF)|?1.5 and 0.5?HOS/f?2.5.

US Pat. No. 9,597,696

SCREEN INSERT FOR A POWDER CHAMBER OF A POWDER SUPPLYING DEVICE

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. A powder container of a powder supplying device, the powder container having an upper top wall for covering a powder chamber
formed by the powder container and an opening formed in the upper top wall,
wherein the powder container comprises a container cover that fits in the opening formed in the upper top wall of the powder
container for closing the opening,

wherein the powder container further comprises a screen insert, said screen insert having a screen unit for screening coating
powder and an ultrasonic transducer for generating ultrasonic vibrations, the screen insert being connected to the ultrasonic
transducer in such a way that the ultrasonic vibrations generated by the ultrasonic transducer can be transferred to the screen
insert,

wherein said container cover serves as a screen carrier for holding the ultrasonic transducer, with the screen insert connected
thereto, in such a way that the screen insert is arranged below the container cover, so that the screen insert is inside the
powder chamber formed by the powder container, when the container cover has been placed into or onto the opening formed in
the upper top wall of the powder container,

wherein the powder container has at least one powder inlet for the feeding of coating powder into the powder chamber, and
wherein the at least one powder inlet is provided in an area of the upper top wall of the powder container that is different
from an area of the upper top wall where said opening is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,597,580

SELF-STABILIZING SKATEBOARD

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. A system for controlling a self-balancing electric vehicle, comprising:
a self-balancing electric vehicle, including:
a board including first and second deck portions each configured to receive a left or right foot of a rider with a heel-toe
direction of each foot oriented generally perpendicular to a direction of travel of the board;

a wheel assembly disposed between the first and second deck portions and including exactly one ground-contacting element extending
above and below the board;

a motor assembly mounted to the board and configured to rotate the ground-contacting element around an axle to propel the
electric vehicle;

at least one sensor configured to measure orientation information of the board;
a wireless signal receiver; and
a motor controller configured to receive orientation information measured by the sensor and information received by the wireless
signal receiver, and to cause the motor assembly to propel the electric vehicle based on the orientation information and the
information received by the wireless signal receiver; and

a wireless electronic device, including:
a storage device configured to store a software application including a plurality of executable instructions;
a digital signal processor configured to execute the instructions of the software application;
a graphical user interface configured to receive user-provided information and to allow access to the user-provided information
by the digital signal processor; and

a wireless signal transmitter configured to transmit signals to the wireless signal receiver of the electric vehicle based
on instructions executed by the digital signal processor, including instructions based on the user-provided information.

US Pat. No. 9,603,239

TOUCH SCREEN, TOUCH PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A touch screen comprising:
a plurality of column wires extending in a predetermined column direction, the column wires being arranged at intervals in
a row direction crossing said column direction;

a plurality of row wires extending in said row direction, the row wires being arranged at intervals in said column direction;
and

a transparent base made of a translucent material, the transparent base being provided with said column wires and said row
wires which are electrically separated from each other and crossing each other in a three-dimensional way, wherein

said column wires and said row wires are made of a conductive material having light reflectivity,
a predetermined plural number of said column wires are electrically connected to form a plurality of column-direction bundle
wires,

a predetermined plural number of said row wires are electrically connected to form a plurality of row-direction bundle wires,
said transparent base is provided with a reflected-light distribution pattern made of a light reflective material,
said reflected-light distribution pattern includes a curved portion shaped in a curved manner when viewed in a direction vertical
to a surface of said transparent base facing a user, and is disposed such that normal lines of said curved portion head for
all directions, and

said curved portion of said reflected-light distribution pattern includes at least one of said row-direction bundle wires
and said column-direction bundle wires such that said curved portion of said reflected-light distribution pattern and said
at least one of said row-direction bundle wires and said column-direction bundle wires are formed in a single layer.

US Pat. No. 9,600,245

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR GENERATING CONTROL UNIT PROGRAM CODE AND MESSAGE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT RELATING THERETO

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating control unit program code, the method comprising:
generating the control unit program code or an intermediate representation in the generation of the control unit program code
from at least one first data object with at least one first software tool;

outputting, via the first software tool, at least one message pertaining to the generation process during the generation of
the control unit program code or the intermediate representation;

acquiring, by a computer-implemented message management environment, the message output by the software tool;
acquiring, by the message management environment, a qualification for the acquired message at least as “open” or “approved;”
acquiring, by the message management environment, a checkable qualification precondition for a message qualified as “approved;”
wherein the qualification precondition is formulated as a function of at least one part of the first data object or as a function
of another data object, wherein the formulated qualification precondition is linked to the part of the data object to which
the formulated qualification precondition relates/references, and

checking, by the message management environment, to determine whether the message has already been acquired previously and
qualified as “approved,” and in the case of an already existing qualification as “approved,” the message management environment
checks whether the qualification precondition is still met.

US Pat. No. 9,600,023

METHOD AND DATA PROCESSING UNIT FOR PROVIDING A TIMESTAMP

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A method for providing a timestamp in a real-time system, the real-time system comprising an FPGA and a CPU, which cooperate
with one another, and at least one register in the FPGA, wherein the at least one register contains a system time, the method
comprising:
providing a CPU counter, the counter being driven by a clock signal generated by a clock generator of the CPU;
providing a synchronization counter in the CPU, the synchronization counter being driven by the clock signal generated by
the clock generator of the CPU;

reading, by a real-time application in the CPU, the CPU counter to provide the system time to the real-time application;
querying, by the real-time application, the synchronization counter to provide a counter value to the real-time application;
and

when the counter value output by the synchronization counter corresponds to less than a predetermined time period since the
last synchronization of the CPU counter with the system time, providing a timestamp in the real-time system that is based
on the CPU counter, and when the counter value output by the synchronization counter corresponds to more than a predetermined
time period since the last synchronization of the CPU counter with the system time, synchronizing the CPU counter with the
system time and providing a timestamp in the real-time system that is based on the CPU counter,

wherein, interrupts are disabled during processing of the real-time application.

US Pat. No. 9,599,584

IMBEDDED CHIP FOR BATTERY APPLICATIONS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A device for monitoring a condition of an electrochemical cell, the device comprising an integrated circuit comprising:
a voltage monitoring circuit for measuring a plurality of open circuit voltages of said electrochemical cell, said plurality
of open circuit voltages generated upon charging or discharging said electrochemical cell or stopping charging or discharging
said electrochemical cell;

a temperature monitoring circuit for measuring a plurality of temperatures of said electrochemical cell, said plurality of
temperatures generated upon charging or discharging said electrochemical cell or stopping charging or discharging said electrochemical
cell;

a current monitoring circuit for measuring a charging current of said electrochemical cell or a discharging current of said
electrochemical cell; and

a circuit for determining a thermodynamic parameter of said electrochemical cell, wherein said thermodynamic parameter is
one or more of a change in entropy of said electrochemical cell, a change in enthalpy of said electrochemical cell and a change
in free energy of said electrochemical cell, said circuit for determining a thermodynamic parameter positioned in electrical
or data communication with said temperature monitoring circuit to receive temperature measurements from said temperature monitoring
circuit, positioned in electrical or data communication with said voltage monitoring circuit to receive open circuit voltage
measurements from said voltage monitoring circuit and positioned in electrical or data communication with said current monitoring
circuit to receive current measurements from said current monitoring circuit or to provide thermodynamics parameters to said
current monitoring circuit;

wherein said device does not comprise a temperature controller or a means for controlling or establishing said plurality of
temperatures generated upon charging or discharging said electrochemical cell or stopping charging or discharging said electrochemical
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,598,938

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PLANNING LATERAL WELLBORES WITHIN IRREGULAR BOUNDARIES

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method comprising:
logically dividing an irregular polygon into a plurality of contiguous sub-areas, the irregular polygon representing an outer
boundary of mineral rights, and the logically dividing by a computer system;

planning a first plurality of layouts of lateral wellbores residing in a first sub-area, each layout along a distinct azimuthal
direction, the planning by the computer system;

selecting a layout of the first plurality of layouts based on a selection criteria, the selecting creates a first selected
layout;

planning a second plurality of layouts of lateral wellbores residing in a second sub-area, each layout of the second plurality
of layouts along a distinct azimuthal direction, and the planning by the computer system;

selecting a layout of the second plurality of layouts based on a selection criteria, the selecting creates a second selected
layout;

combining the first and second selected layouts to create an overall layout for lateral wellbores within the outer boundary
of mineral rights represented by the irregular polygon, the combining by the computer system;

displaying the overall layout on a display device; and
drilling one or more of the lateral wellbores within the outer boundary of mineral rights according to the overall layout.
US Pat. No. 9,598,718

QUANTIFICATION OF MISFOLDED TNFR2:FC

Sandoz AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for determining a relative amount of Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc in a sample comprising Cys74-Cys88/Cys78-Cys96 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc and Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc, wherein the method comprises the steps of:
(a) providing a sample comprising a mixture of Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc and Cys74-Cys88/Cys78-Cys96 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc;

(b) denaturing and alkylating the sample of step (a);
(c) subjecting the sample resulting from step (b) to tryptic digestion under non-reducing conditions;
(d) determining by HPLC the amount of a fragment indicative of Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc in the sample resulting from step (c); and

(e) determining the relative amount of the Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc in the sample based on the amount of the fragment indicative of Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc relative to the amount of a fragment not affected by disulfide bridging of Cys74, Cys78, Cys88 and Cys96;

wherein the amino acid sequence of the TNFR2 part of TNFR2:Fc has at least 97% identity to the amino acids 1-235 of the amino
acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the fragment indicative of Cys78-Cys88 disulfide bridged TNFR2:Fc consists of SEQ ID NO:4 (“T7”).

US Pat. No. 9,602,676

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN A POLICY DECISION POINT AND A CHARGING SYSTEM

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of performing group-based charging in a communications network, comprising:
receiving, in a processor of a server computing device that includes an offline charging system (OFCS) component, a communication
message that includes a first attribute;

determining, via the processor of the server computing device, a group of user equipments that includes a first user equipment
device that is associated with the received communication message;

determining, via the processor of the server computing device, a charging attribute state for the determined group of user
equipments based on the first attribute included in the received communication message and a second attribute associated with
a second user equipment device in the group of user equipments;

applying a charging event;
determining whether the charging attribute state of the group of user equipments changed as a result of applying the charging
event; and

notifying a listener component of a new charging attribute state in response to determining that the charging attribute state
of the group of user equipments changed.

US Pat. No. 9,602,556

PACKETCABLE CONTROLLER FOR VOICE OVER IP NETWORK

CSC HOLDINGS, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method, comprising:
(a) beginning a call session between a first device and a second device;
(b) receiving in a first access gateway control function server, a first session initiation protocol (SIP) message sent from
the first device;

(c) synchronizing voice calling feature data between the first access gateway control function server and a telephony application
server;

(d) converting the first SIP message in the first access gateway control function server to a first network-based call signaling
(NCS) message to be received by the second device, wherein the converting in the first access gateway control function server
comprises:

(i) determining a voice calling feature in the first SIP message, wherein the voice calling feature is provided by the telephony
application server and is selected using the first device; and

(ii) converting the voice calling feature in the first SIP message into the first NCS message such that the voice calling
feature is presentable to the second device;

(e) transmitting the first NCS message including the voice calling feature to the second device;
(f) determining that the first access gateway control function server has failed;
(g) routing the call session to a second access gateway control function server, wherein the routing prevents disruption to
the call session; and

(h) ending the call session between the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,602,475

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRID BASED CYBER SECURITY

Astrolink International L...

1. A method for establishing a secure communication path over an electrical distribution grid, comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, a signal from a receiver coupled to the electrical distribution grid in an electrical substation,
the signal comprising:

a request, received by the receiver via the electrical distribution grid from an intelligent communicating device (ICD) located
at an edge of the electrical distribution grid, for a key token for use in secure communications;

an electrical phase on which the signal was received by the receiver; and
an electrical feeder on which the signal was received by the receiver;
based on the electrical phase and the electrical feeder, inferring an inferred location of the ICD;
based on the inferred location of the ICD, obtaining the key token; and
causing, by the computing device, the key token to be communicated to the ICD via the electrical distribution grid.

US Pat. No. 9,600,876

SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATED TISSUE SAMPLE PROCESSING AND IMAGING

Cerner Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A system for enabling automated electronic processing of tissue samples, the system comprising:
a tissue sample intake mechanism that receives a tissue sample that is unstained and that is to be processed;
a cutting mechanism that cuts the tissue sample to produce a plurality of sections of the tissue sample, wherein the tissue
sample remains stationary during at least a first cut of the tissue sample;

a transporting mechanism that receives the each of the plurality of sections of the tissue sample and causes the each of the
plurality of sections to be moved from a first location to a second location without user intervention;

one or more image capturing devices that capture electronic images of the each of the plurality of sections of the tissue
sample that is unstained as the each of the plurality of sections move from the first location to the second location, wherein
at least one of the one or more image capturing devices captures electromagnetic energy within a different spectral band than
others of the one or more image capturing devices; and

a three-dimensional representation engine for generating a three-dimensional representation of the tissue sample that is unstained,
wherein the three-dimensional representation enables viewing of the electronic images associated with the each of the plurality
of sections of the tissue sample that is unstained.

US Pat. No. 9,597,533

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A fire suppression system, comprising:
a high pressure inert gas source configured to provide a first inert gas output;
a low pressure inert gas source configured to provide a second inert gas output;
a distribution network connected with said high pressure inert gas source and said low pressure inert gas source to distribute
said first inert gas output and said second inert gas output throughout a confined space; and

a volume reduction system positioned within said confined space and including a seal member, wherein said seal member is selectively
deployable between a first position and a second position to isolate a first volume of said confined space from a second volume
of said confined space and reduce an amount of said first inert gas output and said second inert gas output required to respond
to a fire threat within said confined space;

wherein said confined space includes a cheek, and said volume reduction system includes a leakage reduction system that blocks
airflow from said first volume and said second volume into said cheek; and

wherein said leakage reduction system includes an inflatable seal member.
US Pat. No. 9,598,710

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LIPIDS

ORGANOBALANCE GMBH, Berl...

1. An isolated genetically modified non-mammalian organism, wherein the activity of both ARE1 and ARE2 of acyl-CoA:sterol
acyltransferase/sterol O-acyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.26) and/or activity of diacylglycerol acyltransferase/diacylglycerol O-acyltranferase
(EC 2.3.1.20) and/or activity of lecithin cholesterol acyl transferase/phospholipid: diacylglycerol acyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.158)
are reduced or abolished in comparison with a corresponding wildtype organism, and wherein the activity of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-Coenzyme-A-reductacse
(HMG-CoA-reductase) (EC1.1.1.34), is increased in comparison with the corresponding wildtype organism.

US Pat. No. 9,603,169

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING APERIODIC REFERENCE SIGNAL

Pantech Inc., Ltd., Seou...

1. A method of receiving a sounding reference signal (SRS) by a base station, the method comprising:
transmitting, to User Equipment (UE), at least one parameter set comprising an antenna configuration and a transmission bandwidth
configured to transmit an aperiodic sounding reference signal (A-SRS) by Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling;

generating a radio control signal for a Downlink Control Signal (DCI) Format 4 comprising 2-bits or 3-bits of information
instructing the UE to transmit the A-SRS in a radio resource area and indicating one of the at least one parameter set;

transmitting, to the UE, the radio control signal; and
receiving the A-SRS in the radio resource area by the indicated parameter set including the antenna configuration and the
transmission bandwidth,

wherein the 2-bits or 3-bits of information indicate A-SRS activation state or no activation state, and
state ‘0’ of the 2-bits or 3-bits of information indicates the no A-SRS activation state, state ‘1’ of the 2-bits or 3-bits
of information indicates a first parameter set of the A-SRS activation state, state ‘2’ of the 2-bits or 3-bits of information
indicate a second parameter set of the A-SRS activation state, and state ‘3’ of the 2-bits or 3-bits of information indicates
a third parameter set of the A-SRS activation state.

US Pat. No. 9,603,153

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless host device for connecting a wireless client device to a wired network, the wireless host device including an
electronic processor communicating with a wireless transceiver and executing a program stored in a non-transient medium on
the electronic processor to:
(a) scan a range of wireless networking frequencies divided according to channels for the presence of neighboring wireless
host devices, wherein neighboring wireless host devices communicate via respective channels;

(b) evaluate a signal strength from each neighboring wireless host device scanned in a respective channel to the wireless
host device;

(c) evaluate a noise level for each of the channels independent of the presence of neighboring wireless host devices;
(d) determine a channel of operation for the wireless host device to communicate with the wireless client device, wherein
the determined channel of operation is determined by considering the noise level on each channel, the signal strength of each
neighboring wireless host device scanned, and the number of neighboring wireless host devices communicating via each respective
channel;

(e) transmit data using the determined channel of operation, and
(f) display a graph of the neighboring wireless host devices as icons in bands corresponding to the respective channels, wherein:
(i) the signal strengths from neighboring wireless host devices are processed to display the icons with corresponding distances
on the graph in respective channels so that neighboring wireless host devices having stronger signals are displayed as icons
closer to a common point representing the wireless host device, and neighboring wireless host devices having weaker signals
are displayed as icons further from the common point representing the wireless host device,

(ii) the noise levels for each of the channels are processed to display continuums of greater noise to lesser noise with distance
on the graph in respective channels.

US Pat. No. 9,602,024

DC/AC CONVERTER, POWER GENERATION PLANT AND OPERATING METHOD FOR A DC/AC CONVERTER

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. A DC/AC converter for converting DC power of a number of inductively connected generators into power grid conformal AC
power for feeding into a connected power grid with a number of phases, each phase being assigned to an associated generator,
comprising:
an intermediate circuit comprising an intermediate circuit capacitor, a positive intermediate circuit connection and a negative
intermediate circuit connection, and

a bridge for each phase of the power grid, the bridge comprising:
a first switch configured to form a switchable first connecting path between the positive intermediate circuit connection
and a corresponding phase terminal of the bridge,

a second switch configured to form a switchable second connecting path and being connected to a positive generator terminal
of the respective generator and the phase terminal, wherein the second connecting path circumvents the intermediate circuit,

a third switch configured to form a switchable third connecting path between a negative generator terminal of the generator
and the phase terminal,

a fourth switch configured to form a switchable fourth connecting path between the negative intermediate circuit connection
and the phase terminal,

a first diode connected between the positive intermediate circuit connection and the positive generator terminal of the respective
generator, and

a last diode connected between the negative intermediate circuit connection and the negative generator terminal of the respective
generator.

US Pat. No. 9,601,874

CONNECTOR AND TRANSMISSION LINE STRUCTURE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a body having an insulation property; and
a pair of first terminals, a second terminal, and a third terminal that are partially held in the body at a substantially
same height and spaced from each other along a first direction, wherein

the first terminals are differential signal terminals being next to each other and extending in a second direction crossing
the first direction, one of the first terminals being located on one side in the first direction and the other first terminal
being located on the other side in the first direction, the first terminals each including:

a first contact portion;
a first connecting portion on a side in an oblique direction, including a component of the one side in the first direction
and a component of the second direction, relative to the first contact portion; and

a first middle portion extending from the first contact portion toward the first connecting portion in an oblique direction
including a component of the one side in the first direction and a component of the second direction, the first middle portion
including a pair of edges in the first direction, the edges of the first middle portions of the pair of first terminals being
parallel to one another,

the second terminal is a signal terminal extending in the second direction and including:
a second contact portion;
a second connecting portion on a side in an oblique direction, including a component of the one side in the first direction
and a component of the second direction, relative to the second contact portion; and

a second middle portion extending from the second contact portion toward the second connecting portion in an oblique direction
including a component of the one side in the first direction and a component of the second direction, the second middle portion
being more inclined to the one side in the first direction than the first middle portion, the second middle portion including
a pair of edges in the first direction, the edges of the second middle portion being parallel to each other and non-parallel
to the edges of the first middle portions, and

the third terminal is a ground terminal or low-speed signal terminal to transmit a signal at a lower speed than signals transmitted
through the first and second terminals, the third terminal extending in the second direction and between the one first terminal
and the second terminal, the third terminal including:

a third contact portion;
a third connecting portion on a side in an oblique direction, including a component of the one side in the first direction
and a component of the second direction, relative to the third contact portion; and

a third middle portion extending from the third contact portion toward the third connecting portion in an oblique direction
including a component of the one side in the first direction and a component of the second direction, the third middle portion
including a pair of edges in the first direction, the edges of the third middle portion being non-parallel to each other and
including one edge and the other edge, the one edge of the third middle portion being located next to the second middle portion
of the second terminal and being substantially parallel to the edges of the second middle portion of the second terminal,
and the other edge of the third middle portion being located next to the first middle portion of the one first terminal and
being substantially parallel to the edges of the first middle portion of the one first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,599,658

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING PARTIAL SHADOWING OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATOR

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. A method for signaling partial shadowing within a PV generator comprising at least two partial PV generators connected
in parallel, comprising:
performing a reference impedance measurement on each of the at least two partial PV generators in a state of substantially
uniform irradiation of the PV generator;

determining at least one reference resonant property of each of the at least two partial PV generators from the reference
impedance measurement;

performing impedance measurements on each of the at least two partial PV generators at a first operating point of the PV generator
during operation of the PV generator;

determining at least one resonant property of each of the partial PV generators from the impedance measurements, and
detecting and signaling partial shadowing within the PV generator if a difference between the resonant properties of the partial
PV generators at the first operating point differs from a difference between the reference resonant properties of the partial
PV generators.

US Pat. No. 9,602,224

ANTENNA PLACEMENT BASED ON LIDAR DATA ANALYSIS

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A computer-implemented method for optimizing service quality for a line of sight radio service between a transmitter and
an antenna, comprising:
using a processor to perform the steps of:
identifying an antenna on a rooftop of a residential unit having a location indicator;
determining a transmitter to provide line of sight radio service to the antenna;
creating residential units data set based on (i) a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data set for a service area, wherein
the LIDAR data set is gridded into a bare earth layer and a first return layer, and (ii) a height mask;

accessing the residential units data set for the service area, wherein the residential units data set includes data representative
of a plurality of residential units with each residential unit of the plurality of residential units having rooftop data and
a location;

conducting a cross section analysis of a line of sight from the transmitter with data representative of the rooftop to identify
regions on the rooftop that have line of sight with the transmitter;

generating a service quality ranking based on a level of visibility between the residential unit and the transmitter for each
of the identified regions on the rooftop; and

selecting a region from the identified regions for placement of the antenna that has a highest service quality ranking.

US Pat. No. 9,602,005

SENSING A PHASE-PATH CURRENT IN A COUPLED-INDUCTOR POWER SUPPLY

Intersil Americas LLC, M...

1. A power supply, comprising:
a supply output node configured to carry a regulated output signal;
phase paths each having a respective phase-path output node coupled to the supply output node, each having a respective phase-path
non-output node, and each configured to carry a respective phase current, at least two of the phase paths inductively coupled
to one another; and

at least one sensor circuit each having a sensor node coupled to the phase-path non-output nodes of the at least two phase
paths and configured to generate a sense signal that represents the phase current flowing through a respective one of the
at least two phase paths.

US Pat. No. 9,601,379

METHODS OF FORMING METAL SOURCE/DRAIN CONTACT STRUCTURES FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH GATE ALL AROUND CHANNEL STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a nanowire device comprising multiple nanowires, a channel region and a plurality of source/drain regions,
the method comprising:
forming a plurality of stacked substantially un-doped nanowire structures above a semiconductor substrate, said plurality
of stacked substantially un-doped nanowire structures comprising a first plurality of nanowires made of a first semiconductor
material and a second plurality of nanowires made of a second semiconductor material that is different than said first semiconductor
material;

forming a sacrificial structure around said plurality of stacked substantially un-doped nanowire structures at a location
that corresponds to said channel region of said device;

forming a layer of insulating material above and adjacent said plurality of stacked substantially un-doped nanowire structures
and proximate said sacrificial structure;

removing said sacrificial structure to define a cavity that exposes said plurality of stacked substantially un-doped nanowire
structures within said cavity;

performing a selective etching process through said cavity to remove said second plurality of nanowires from said channel
region and said source/drain regions of said device while leaving said first plurality of nanowires in position;

forming a metal conductive source/drain contact structure in each of said source drain regions, wherein each of said metal
conductive source/drain contact structures is positioned all around said first plurality of nanowires positioned in said source/drain
region; and

forming a gate all around gate structure that is positioned all around each of said first plurality of nanowires positioned
in said channel region of said device.

US Pat. No. 9,601,081

PROCESS FOR DISPLAYING AND DESIGNING COLORS

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A method for displaying and producing one or more colors, the method comprising the steps of:
selecting a first set of specimen colors;
obtaining first color characteristics for each of the first set of specimen colors;
providing a first background color;
generating a first comparative color by a computing device through a computing program;
generating a first display pattern by the computing device through the computing program, the first display pattern comprising
positioning data for positioning the first background color, each of the first set of specimen colors, and the first comparative
color over the first background color within a first background area, wherein the first comparative color is displayed in
contact with each of the first set of specimen colors over the first background color at a first comparing position within
the first background area;

generating first color display values of the first display product by the computing device through the computing program,
wherein the first color display values are generated based on the first color characteristics, the first display pattern,
the first comparative color and the first background color; and

displaying the first display product on a digital display device based on the first color display values.

US Pat. No. 9,599,797

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens element with refractive power;
a second lens element with refractive power;
a third lens element with refractive power;
a fourth lens element with refractive power;
a fifth lens element with refractive power;
a sixth lens element with refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image
formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at
least one of the first through sixth lens elements has positive refractive power, focal lengths of the first through sixth
lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4, f5 and f6 respectively, a focal length of the optical image capturing system is f, an entrance
pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical axis from an object-side surface of
the first lens element to the image plane is HOS, a distance on an optical axis from the object-side surface of the first
lens element to the image-side surface of the sixth lens element is InTL, a length of outline curve from an axial point on
any surface of any one of the six lens elements to a coordinate point of vertical height with a distance of a half of the
entrance pupil diameter from the optical axis on the surface along an outline a of the surface is denoted as ARE, the following
relations are satisfied: 1.2?f/HEP?10.0, 0

US Pat. No. 9,602,622

FLEXIBLE CACHING OF RESOURCE ORIENTED WEB SERVICES

Neustar, Inc., McLean, V...

1. A cache management system comprising:
a memory resource to store instructions; and
one or more processors using the instructions stored in the memory resource to:
receive a request for a resource, the request including a resource locator comprising a hierarchical structure;
fetch the resource from a node upon determining that the resource is not stored in a cache at the cache management system;
add an entry for the resource to a mapping table associated with the cache, the entry including (i) the resource locator,
and (ii) dependency information for one or more dependent resources identified from the hierarchical structure of the resource
locator; and

update entries in the mapping table for master resources identified from the hierarchical structure of the resource locator,
the updated entries including an identifier for the resource.

US Pat. No. 9,599,587

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AN ISFET

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

1. A method of forming a CMOS ISFET, comprising:
providing a substrate;
forming a floating gate structure over the substrate, wherein the floating gate structure includes a metal plate configured
to sense an ion concentration of a fluid adjacent to the metal plate; and

forming a control gate structure communicatively coupled to the floating gate structure, such that the control gate structure
is configured to receive a bias voltage and effect transfer of charge selectively between the floating gate structure and
the control gate structure;

wherein the at least one control gate structure includes a control gate electrode coupled to the substrate via a conductive
interconnect, and a capacitor structure formed by the substrate, the floating gate structure, and an oxide layer provided
therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,603,198

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY...

1. An atomizer, configured to form an electronic cigarette in combination with a battery assembly, wherein the atomizer comprises
a suction nozzle cap, a liquid storage core, a heating wire, an electronic wire A of the heating wire, an electronic wire
B of the heating wire, an atomizing sleeve, an elastic insulating sleeve, an outer electrode, and an inner electrode;
the suction nozzle cap and the outer electrode are inserted into two ends of the atomizing sleeve, respectively; the inner
electrode is inserted in the outer electrode, and the elastic insulating sleeve is sleeved on the inner electrode; the electronic
wire A of the heating wire has one end connected to one end of the heating wire, and another end clamped between an outer
circumferential surface of the suction nozzle cap and an inner circumferential surface of the atomizing sleeve and electrically
connected to the outer electrode via the atomizing sleeve; and

the electronic wire B of the heating wire has one end connected to another end of the heating wire, and another end clamped
between an inner circumferential surface of the elastic insulating sleeve and an outer circumferential surface of the inner
electrode and electrically connected to the inner electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,603,150

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND DEVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A resource allocation method, comprising:
when a relay node under a first Donor evolved Node B (DeNB) needs to be handed over to a second DeNB:
receiving, by the second DeNB, a handover request sent by the first DeNB, the handover request carrying frequency information
used for the relay node;

judging, by the second DeNB, according to the frequency information, whether it is necessary to allocate a corresponding backhaul
link resource to the relay node; and

if it is judged to be necessary to allocate the corresponding backhaul link resource to the relay node:
allocating, by the second DeNB, the corresponding backhaul link resource for the relay node; and
configuring, by the second DeNB, backhaul link resource information allocated for the relay node to the relay node.

US Pat. No. 9,601,941

CHARGING DEVICE AND METHOD USING DUAL-MODE MAGNETIC COUPLING FOR AN AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A device (10) for charging a mobile terminal by magnetic coupling, said device (10) comprising:
a first charging module (11) designed to form a charging signal at a first charging frequency (F1),

a primary coil (13) composed of a set of turns,

a ferromagnetic body (14), the ferromagnetic body optimized for an operation at the first charging frequency F1,

a second charging module (12) designed to form a charging signal at a second charging frequency (F2), the second charging frequency (F2) being higher than the first charging frequency (F1),

first routing selector circuit (150) means designed to connect/disconnect the primary coil (13) to/from the first charging module (11) and to/from the second charging module (12),

selector circuit (16) means for adjusting the number of turns (NT, N2) of the primary coil (13) designed to activate/disable a de-activatable sub-set of turns (N1) of the primary coil (13) depending on whether i) said primary coil (13) is connected to the first charging module (11) or ii) said primary coil (13) is connected to the second charging module (12), the number of turns on the primary coil (13) being chosen to be adapted for an operation in association with the first charging module (11) and being divided into two complementary sub-sets of turns:

i) a first sub-set comprising (N1) turns that are de-activatable,

ii) a second sub-set comprising (N2) turns, being chosen to be adapted for an operation in association with the second charging module (12), and

passive resonator circuits (19) means for saturating the ferromagnetic body (14), the passive resonator circuits (19) means comprising passive resonator circuits (19) with a resonance frequency close to the second charging frequency (F2) and arranged, with respect to the ferromagnetic body (14), on an opposite side from the primary coil (13), and designed to reduce, within said ferromagnetic body (14), the magnetic field formed by the primary coil (13) when said primary coil (13) is connected to the second charging module (12).