US Pat. No. 9,549,991

CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ADDUCTS AS BIOMARKERS FOR ORGANOPHOSPHATE EXPOSURE

Human BioMolecular Resear...

1. A method of generating monoclonal antibodies specific for an OP-Peptide within a compound of formula (I),
OP-Peptide-Linker-CP  (I)
wherein the OP-peptide is selected from the group consisting of H2N-Leu-Val-Arg-Tyr [P?O(CH3)(O-iPr)]-Thr-Lys-Lys-Val-Pro-Gln-OH (SEQ ID NO. 5), H2N-Leu-Val-Arg-Tyr [(P?O)(CH3)(O-Pinacolyl)]-Thr-Lys-Lys-Val-Pro-Gln-OH (SEQ ID NO. 6), H2N-Leu-Val-Arg-Tyr [P?O(CH3)(O-cyclohexyl)]-Thr-Lys-Lys-Val-Pro-Gln-OH (SEQ ID NO. 7), and H2N-Leu-Val-Arg-Tyr [P?O(CH3)(O-ethyl)]-Thr-Lys-Lys-Val-Pro-Gln-OH (SEQ ID NO. 8);

Linker is an amino acid residue or a residue from another bifunctional residue capable of covalently linking an OP-peptide
to a CP of formula I; and

CP is a carrier protein wherein the carrier protein is suitable for display of haptens for generation of antibodies selective
and specific for an OP-peptide the method comprising:

(a) immunizing an animal with a compound of formula (I);
(b) fusing spleen cells from said immunized animal with myeloma cells to provide hybrid cells;
(c) selecting hybrid cells producing antibodies selective and specific for the OP-peptide within the compound of formula (I)
in comparison to a peptide-linker-CP compound corresponding in structure to formula (I)

(d) obtaining purified cells by subcloning the selected hybrid cells from step c; and
(e) isolating antibody produced by the purified cells of step (d) to obtain monoclonal antibody having sensitivity to at least
1:1000 dilution for the OP-peptide corresponding in structure to the OP-peptide within the compound of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 9,549,996

MATRIX INCORPORATED FLUORESCENT POROUS AND NON-POROUS SILICA PARTICLES FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

International Business Ma...

1. A method of synthesizing a porous silica particle for medical imaging, comprising the steps of:
incorporating a bridged silane fluorescent dye throughout a matrix of the porous silica particle via a copolymerization reaction
between a bridged silane fluorescent dye and a tetralkoxysilane in the presence of a surfactant, wherein the bridged silane
fluorescent dye has the general chemical structure (R?O)3Si—R—Si(OR?)3, wherein R is a fluorescent organic bridging group,
and wherein R? is a methyl or ethyl group;

removing the surfactant from within pores of the porous silica particle;
loading an additional functionality within the pores of the porous silica particle, wherein the additional functionality comprises
at least one of an imaging material or a pharmaceutical drug;

bonding a surface modifier onto a surface of the porous silica particle, wherein the surface modifier comprises poly(ethylene
glycol);

wherein the bridged silane fluorescent dye comprises 4,4?-bis(4-(triethoxysilyl)-styryl)biphenyl.
US Pat. No. 9,549,746

DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD

1. A microprotrusion array for use in transport of a material across a biological barrier, wherein said array comprises a
plurality of microprotrusions composed of a swellable polymer composition which in its dry state is hard and brittle to penetrate
the stratum corneum of mammalian skin, wherein the microprotrusions are fabricated from at least one polymer selected from
poly(methylvinylether/maleic acid), esters thereof and poly (methyl/vinyl ether/maleic anhydride), wherein the polymer is
a cross-linked polymer, and using a cross-linker at a polymer-crosslinker ratio of 2:1.
US Pat. No. 9,551,036

METABOLIC GENE MESENCHYMAL SIGNATURES AND USES THEREOF

Whitehead Institute for B...

1. A method for inhibiting or reversing an epithelial to mesenchymal transition in a cell of epithelial origin, the method
comprising:
inhibiting expression in the cell of the metabolic mesenchymal gene DPYD, thereby inhibiting or reversing an epithelial to
mesenchymal transition in the cell, and wherein expression of the metabolic mesenchymal gene is inhibited in the absence of
exposure of the cell to 5?fluorouracil.

US Pat. No. 9,551,037

CONSENSUS CODING SEQUENCES OF HUMAN BREAST AND COLORECTAL CANCERS

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method of testing a human sample, comprising the step of:
testing a test colorectal sample of the human by subjecting the sample to a reaction, and detecting a cysteine codon or residue
in a gene or its encoded cDNA or protein at IDH1 codon or residue 132.

US Pat. No. 9,549,518

SOYBEAN VARIETY XBP37012

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety XBP37012, representative seed of the variety having been deposited
under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123587.

US Pat. No. 9,554,370

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION THROUGH UPLINK

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting control information through an uplink in a wireless communication system which supports a plurality
of carriers related to carrier aggregation, the method comprising:
configuring bits to be transmitted through a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH)by acquiring at least one channel state
information (CSI) bit representing a radio channel state and a plurality of ACK/NACK bits related to the plurality of carrier;

encoding the plurality of ACK/NACK bits to a 32-bit sequence by using a first reed-muller coding block, and generating a first
bit sequence by performing rate matching in which the 32-bit sequence encoded by the first reed-muller coding block is truncated
or circular-repeated;

encoding at least one CSI bit to the 32-bit sequence by using a second reed-muller coding block, and generating a second bit
sequence by performing rate matching in which the 32-bit sequence encoded by the second reed-muller coding block is truncated
or circular-repeated;

interleaving the first bit sequence and the second bit sequence; and
modulating the interleaved bit sequence,
wherein an entire length of the first bit sequence and the second bit sequence is determined to be 48 bits, and an entire
length of the interleaved bit sequence is determined to be 48 bits,

wherein the first 24 bits of the interleaved bit sequence are transmitted through a first slot of a subframe, and the last
24 bits of the interleaved bit sequence are transmitted through a second slot of the subframe,

wherein the interleaved bit sequence is modulated to a plurality of Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) symbols, and
wherein the encoding by first reed-muller coding block uses the same base sequence as the encoding by the second reed-muller
coding block.

US Pat. No. 9,554,306

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSITIONING BETWEEN RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES (RATS)

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method in a wireless communications device having a first protocol stack for use with a first radio access technology
and a second protocol stack for use with a second radio access technology, the first protocol stack comprising a reordering
component associated with a first layer of the first protocol stack and a timer associated with the reordering component,
the method for performing a handover from the first radio access technology to the second radio access technology, the method
comprising:
determining that the device should perform a handover from the first radio access technology to the second radio access technology;
in response to determining that the device should perform a handover and before handover commences:
determining that the timer is running; and
stopping the timer; and
thereafter attempting a handover from the first radio access technology to the second radio access technology.

US Pat. No. 9,554,265

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING DATA COMMUNICATION

1. A method of facilitating data communication comprising:
receiving a first request from a first remote mobile computing device to communicate data with a first unknown target remote
mobile computing device, said first request comprising data indicative of a location of said first remote mobile computing
device, data indicative of a location of said first unknown target remote mobile computing device, and data indicative of
a time of said first request;

storing first request data indicative of said first request, said first request data comprising data indicative of a location
of said first remote mobile computing device, data indicative of a location of said first unknown target remote mobile computing
device, and data indicative of a time of said first request;

determining a location to be searched for first potential target remote mobile computing devices based at least in part on
said data indicative of a location of said first unknown target remote mobile computing device;

receiving a second request from a second remote mobile computing device to communicate data with a second unknown target remote
mobile computing device, said second request comprising data indicative of a location of said second remote mobile computing
device, data indicative of a location of said second unknown target remote mobile computing device, and data indicative of
a time of said second request;

storing second request data indicative of said second request, said second request data comprising data indicative of a location
of said second remote mobile computing device, data indicative of a location of said second unknown target remote mobile computing
device, and data indicative of a time of said second request;

determining a location to be searched for second potential target remote mobile computing devices based at least in part on
said data indicative of a location of said second unknown target remote mobile computing device;

accessing stored location-based data of mobile computing devices proximate said determined location to be searched for first
potential target remote mobile computing devices around a time of said first request;

identifying one or more potential first target remote mobile computing devices proximate said determined location to be searched
for first potential target remote mobile computing devices around a time of said first request, from said accessed stored
location-based data of mobile computing devices proximate said location to be searched for first potential target remote mobile
computing devices around a time of said first request;

accessing stored location-based data of mobile computing devices proximate said determined location to be searched for second
potential target remote mobile computing devices around a time of said second request;

identifying one or more potential second target remote mobile computing devices proximate said location to be searched for
second potential target remote mobile computing devices around a time of said second request from said accessed stored location-based
data of mobile computing devices proximate said location to be searched for second potential target remote mobile computing
devices around a time of said second request;

matching at least two of said requests to communicate data, for which indicative data have been stored, where said one or
more potential second target remote mobile computing devices includes said first remote mobile computing device, and where
said one or more potential first target remote mobile computing devices includes said second remote mobile computing device;
and

communicating data, via more than one communications network, representative of at least one of: said first request to said
second remote mobile computing device and said second request to said first remote mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,244

DISTRIBUTION OF LOCATION AND MOVEMENT INFORMATION OF MEETING PARTICIPANTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method for dynamically distributing location information between carpool participants comprising:
ascertaining, with a location based service of a first mobile computing device utilizing a first global positioning system
(GPS) sensor within the first mobile computing device, a location of the first mobile computing device of a first carpool
participant at a predetermined time before a scheduled carpool time, the first mobile computing device further comprising
at least one first accelerometer;

calculating, with a processing device of the first mobile computing device and utilizing the first GPS sensor and the at least
one first accelerometer, in a first calculation, a speed of the first carpool participant based on a measured change in location
of the first mobile computing device over a known time period;

receiving, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, over a communications network, a location and
a calculated speed of at least a second mobile computing device of at least a second carpool participant ascertained by the
at least second mobile computing device at the predetermined time, the location and calculated speed of the at least one second
mobile computing device being ascertained and calculated using a second GPS sensor and at least one second accelerometer within
the at least one second mobile computing device;

classifying, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, the calculated speed of each respective carpool
participant relative to one of (1) a stationary speed, (2) a walking speed, or (3) a driving speed;

calculating, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, in at least a second calculation, an expected
arrival time of each respective carpool participant at their scheduled carpool meeting location based on their classified
speed and a distance between their ascertained location and their scheduled carpool meeting location;

comparing, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, in a first comparison, the expected arrival time
of each respective carpool participant to their scheduled arrival time;

transmitting, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, over the communications network, to the at
least second mobile computing device, a scheduled arrival time update based on the first comparison;

depicting, on a map displayed on a display of the first mobile computing device, the location of each mobile computing device
and an indication as to whether the expected arrival time of at least one carpool participant and their mobile computing device
is within a predetermined period of their scheduled arrival time;

comparing, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, in at least a second comparison, the ascertained
location of the first mobile computing device to the at least one ascertained location of the at least second mobile computing
device;

generating, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, in at least a third calculation, a carpool route,
an updated scheduled carpool meeting location of at least one of the first carpool participant and the at least second carpool
participant, and an updated scheduled arrival time of at least one of the first carpool participant and the at least second
carpool participant based on the second comparison and at least one of (1) achieving a minimum duration of the carpool and
(2) achieving a minimum total distance traveled by each

of the first carpool participant and the at least second carpool participant from their ascertained locations to their updated
scheduled carpool meeting location; and

transmitting, with the processing device of the first mobile computing device, the carpool route, the updated scheduled carpool
meeting location, and the updated scheduled arrival time to the at least second mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,243

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WLAN LOCATION SERVICES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. Logic for providing one or more location services provided by a network infrastructure, the logic encoded in one or more
non-transitory computer readable media for execution and when executed operable to:
transmit, using a wireless network interface, one or more wireless advertisements to a wireless client station, wherein the
one or more wireless advertisements are wireless local area network (WLAN) management frames and identify one or more location
services contained in information elements appended to the WLAN management frames that an application hosted on the wireless
client station can access to receive geographic coordinates corresponding to a location of the wireless client station, the
wireless advertisements operable to provide information relating to the one or more location services accessible to one or
more applications hosted on the wireless client station;

receive, responsive to a selection of one or more location services by a first application of the one or more applications,
a location service request identifying one or more of the selected location services, the selection of the one or more location
services facilitated by one or more application programming interfaces;

forward the location service request to a location server; and
generate path loss measurement parameters (PLM) including a radio transmission schedule including one or more of an interval
between bursts, a number of bursts, and one or more radio channels on which to transmit.

US Pat. No. 9,554,224

HOLDING UNIT FOR A VIBRATION TRANSMITTER AND A VIBRATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM USING IT

1. A holding unit comprising
an internal magnet configured to be implanted under skin of a hearing impaired person;
a holding plate configured to be attached to the skin by way of magnetic attraction between an external magnet and the internal
magnet, the external magnet being configured to mechanically attach within holding plate and the external magnet comprises
an adjusting unit configured to adjust the external magnet within the holding plate for changing the magnetic attraction between
the external magnet and the internal magnet; and

a transmission member configured to transfer mechanical vibrations from a vibrator through the skin to a bone of the person,
wherein

the holding plate comprises a threaded bore configured to receive the external magnet; and
the adjusting unit of the external magnet comprises a threaded section configured to interact with the threaded bore of the
holding plate such that turning the threaded section within the threaded bore changes the distance between the magnet and
the internal magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,554,198

DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD PROVIDING TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND 3D IMAGE INTEGRATION SERVICE, AND DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving broadcast data streams for supporting a broadcast service based on multi-view video coding (MVC),
wherein the broadcast data streams include an MVC base view video stream and at least one a MVC extended view stream;
identifying a stream type field and a priority _id field of the broadcast data streams using at least one of a Program Association
Table (PAT), a Program Map Table (PMT), a Service Description Table (SDT), or an Event Information Table (EIT),

wherein a value of the stream type field indicates a codec of the MVC base view video stream or the at least one MVC extended
view stream,

wherein the priority_id field indicates priority information on the broadcast data streams of multiview video, and
wherein a value of the priority _id field with respect to the MVC base view video stream is set to be equal to zero; and
processing the broadcast data stream using the identified stream type and the priority _id field to support the broadcast
service.

US Pat. No. 9,554,178

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORKED MUSIC PLAYBACK

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:
a network interface;
one or more processors;
tangible computer-readable media having instructions encoded therein, wherein the instructions, when executed by the one or
more processors, cause the playback device to perform a method comprising:

receiving, via the network interface from one or more first cloud servers, an instruction to (1) add a particular multimedia
content to a local playback queue on the playback device and (2) play back the multimedia content from the local playback
queue beginning at a particular play position within the multimedia content corresponding to when a set of inputs for transferring
playback of the multimedia content from a control device to a zone group was detected at a control interface of the control
device, the zone group comprising a first zone and a second zone of a media playback system, the first zone comprising the
playback device and the second zone comprising at least one additional playback device, and wherein the control device is
distinct from the playback device;

in response to the received instruction from the one or more first cloud servers:
adding the particular multimedia content to a local playback queue on the playback device; and
playing back the particular multimedia content beginning at the particular play position within the multimedia content in
synchrony with the at least one additional playback device, wherein playing back the multimedia content comprises obtaining
the multimedia content from one or more second cloud servers.

US Pat. No. 9,554,144

METHOD FOR INDUCING A MERGE CANDIDATE BLOCK AND DEVICE USING SAME

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of decoding a video signal, comprising:
determining whether a spatial merge candidate is decoded or not;
determining, based on parallel merge level information, whether the spatial merge candidate is included in a same MER (Motion
Estimation Region) as a current prediction block;

when the spatial merge candidate is decoded and is not included in the same MER as the current prediction block, determining
that the spatial merge candidate is an available merge candidate for inter prediction of the current prediction block;

deriving motion information from the available merge candidate block, the motion information comprising at least one of motion
vector information or reference picture information;

generating a merge candidate list of the current prediction block, the merge candidate list comprising the available merge
candidate; and

performing an inter prediction relating to the current block based on the merge candidate list,
wherein the spatial merge candidate block includes at least one of neighboring blocks adjacent to the current prediction block,
the neighboring blocks including a left neighboring block, a top neighboring block, a top-right neighboring block, a left-bottom
neighboring block or a top-left neighboring block,

wherein when a size of a MER (Motion Estimation Region) is 8×8 and a size of a coding block is 8×8, at least one of the neighboring
blocks is replaced to a replacement block located outside the MER, and

wherein when the size of the MER is not 8×8 and the size of the coding block is not 8×8, none of the neighboring blocks is
replaced to the replacement block located outside the MER.

US Pat. No. 9,554,138

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for decoding a video, the apparatus comprising:
a processor which is configured for obtaining, from a bitstream, split information for a coding unit, and
a decoder which determines one or more partitions from the coding unit,
when the split information indicates a non-split for the coding unit, obtaining, from the bitstream, a skip flag for the coding
unit which indicates whether a prediction mode for the coding unit is a skip mode,

when the skip flag indicates the skip mode, obtaining, from the bitstream, a merge index indicating one block among a candidate
block group, and determining a motion vector of the coding unit based on a motion vector of the one block indicated by the
merge index, and

when the skip flag indicates a non-skip mode, obtaining, from the bitstream, a partition type and merge information of a partition,
wherein:
the candidate block group includes three or more blocks among neighboring blocks of the coding unit,
the neighboring blocks comprising:
a left-lower block located on a left side of a leftmost block among lower blocks directly below a lower border of a prediction
unit in the coding unit, the left-lower block being located below a lowermost block among left blocks adjacent to a left border
of the prediction unit,

a left-upper block located on a left side of a leftmost block among upper blocks directly above an upper border of the prediction
unit, the left-upper block being located above an uppermost block among the left blocks adjacent to the left border of the
prediction unit, and

a right-upper block located on a right side of a rightmost block among the upper blocks directly above the upper border of
the prediction unit;

when the partition type is obtained from the bitstream, the decoder determines one or more partitions, including the partition,
from the coding unit based on the partition type,

the merge information of the partition indicates whether the partition among the one or more partitions is decoded in a merge
mode,

when the split information indicates a split for a current depth, the coding unit of the current depth is split into four
rectangular coding units of a lower depth, independently from neighboring coding units, and

when the split information indicates a non-split of the current depth,
the one or more partitions are obtained from the coding unit of the current depth when the skip flag indicates the non-skip
mode, and

one or more transformation units are obtained from the coding unit of the current depth.

US Pat. No. 9,554,119

IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM, IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. An image generation method for generating a stereoscopic panorama image, comprising:
acquiring panorama images respectively captured by three or more panorama cameras located in a real space; and
generating a left-eye image and a right-eye image for stereoscopic display by synthesizing parts of the acquired panorama
images, wherein generating the left-eye image and the right-eye image comprises:

dividing each of the acquired panorama images into divided images in accordance with image-capturing directions, selecting
an image to be used for a left-eye image and an image to be used for a right-eye image for each of the image-capturing directions
from the divided images, and synthesizing the selected divided images, thereby generating the left-eye image and the right-eye
image for stereoscopic display,

wherein in generating the left-eye image and the right-eye image, for selecting the divided images for the image-capturing
directions, a pair of panorama cameras closest to each of the image-capturing directions are selected among the three or more
panorama cameras, the divided image of the image-capturing direction captured by the panorama camera located on the left as
facing the image-capturing direction among the pair of panorama cameras is used for the left-eye image, and the divided image
of the image-capturing direction captured by the panorama camera located on the right as facing the image-capturing direction
among the pair of panorama cameras is used for the right-eye image.

US Pat. No. 9,554,112

REPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY REPLAYING MOVING IMAGE DATA

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A replay control apparatus that controls replay of moving image data, the apparatus comprising:
a storage unit that stores (i) a plurality of pieces of information of a set of moving images constituting a combination of
a plurality of pieces of moving images, and (ii) simultaneous replay information made by associating each piece of information
of a plurality of the sets of moving images with a replay condition when simultaneously replaying a plurality of pieces of
moving image data constituting each of the pieces of information of the set of the moving images;

a simultaneous replay control unit that, in a case in which the information of the set of moving images as a replay target
is designated from among information of a plurality of sets of moving images stored in the storage unit, simultaneously replays
a plurality of pieces of moving image data constituting information of the set of moving images having been designated, with
a replay condition that is stored in association with the set of moving images having been designated;

a data selection unit that allows a user to arbitrarily designate a plurality of pieces of moving image data to be included
a set of moving images, while displaying a list of the plurality of pieces of moving image data on a predetermined display
device, wherein after one piece of moving image data is selected, the data selection unit determines whether a remaining piece
of moving image is inappropriate for simultaneous replay with the one piece of moving image data selected, and causes the
plurality of pieces of moving image data to be list displayed on the predetermined display device, in a state in which selection
of the piece of moving image data that was determined to be inappropriate is prohibited;

a set generation unit that generates a new set of moving images including a plurality of the pieces of moving image data designated
arbitrarily by the data selection unit;

a replay condition designation unit that designates a replay condition when simultaneously replaying a plurality of pieces
of moving image data constituting the generated set of moving images; and

a registration unit that adds and registers, in the storage unit, (i) information of the generated set of moving images constituted
by a combination of the plurality of pieces of moving image data designated arbitrarily by the data selection unit, and (ii)
information indicating the association of the replay condition designated by the replay condition designation unit with the
information of the generated set of moving images as simultaneous replay information,

wherein the simultaneous replay control unit utilizes the information added and registered by the registration unit and allows
a user to select information of an arbitrary set of moving images as a target of simultaneous replay from among information
of a plurality of sets of moving images having different combinations of the plurality of pieces of moving images stored in
the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,554,108

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An image processing device comprising:
an imaging unit that shoots a subject and generates a plurality of RAW image data;
a gradation conversion unit configured to perform gradation conversion on a plurality of color signals of the plurality of
RAW image data of continuously shot images according to a shooting condition for each of the plurality of color signals based
on a pixel array of the imaging unit; and

a compression processing unit configured to determine a number of compressed frames based on the shooting condition, and to
perform compression processing utilizing a correlation between a spatial direction and a temporal direction for each of the
plurality of color signals on which the gradation conversion has been performed,

wherein the gradation conversion unit performs the gradation conversion on one color signal from among the plurality of color
signals according to the shooting condition for each of first and second signals relating to the one color signal based on
the pixel array.

US Pat. No. 9,554,107

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING COLOR FRINGING IN COMPOSITE IMAGES

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of recording a composite image using a lens array comprising a plurality of monochromatic lenses, each of which
provides imaging data in shades of a single color, the method comprising:
recording a first composite image using a first lens that provides imaging data in a first color, a second lens that provides
imaging data in a second color, and a third lens that provides imaging data in a third color, wherein the first, second, and
third colors are different colors;

recording a second composite image using the first lens, a fourth lens that provides imaging data in the second color, and
a fifth lens that provides imaging data in the third color;

identifying color fringed areas in the first and second composite images; and
based on the relative size and location of the color fringed areas in the first and second composite images, applying a de-fringing
algorithm to at least one of the composite images to mitigate the color fringing in the color fringed areas;

wherein the second and fourth lens are situated on opposite sides of the first lens; and
wherein the third and fifth lens are also situated on opposite sides of the first lens.

US Pat. No. 9,554,088

MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable device for performing a video communication, the portable device comprising:
a camera;
a touch display;
a wireless communication interface;
a memory storing instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the stored instructions to:
control to perform a video communication with another portable device through the wireless communication interface by transmitting
video data obtained through the camera to the other portable device through the wireless communication interface and receiving
video data from the other portable device through the wireless communication interface,

control to receive, from the other portable device through the wireless communication interface through which the video communication
is being performed, content during the video communication performed through the wireless communication interface,

control to provide video data in a first display area and the content in a second display area, video data and the content
to be displayed together on the touch display of the portable device during the video communication performed through the
wireless communication interface,

control to provide first handwritten information within the second display area based on receiving, from the other portable
device through the wireless communication interface through which the video communication is being performed, the first handwritten
information for the content during the video communication performed through the wireless communication interface, and

control to transmit, to the other portable device through the wireless communication interface through which the video communication
is being performed, second handwritten information inputted within the second display area of the touch display during the
video communication performed through the wireless communication interface,

wherein the video data, the content, the first handwritten information, and the second handwritten information are transmitted
or received through the same wireless communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,554,075

IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image sensor, comprising:
a plurality of pixels arranged in matrix, with each pixel including a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, a floating
diffusion portion shared by the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, a transfer portion configured to transfer
charges generated by the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions to the floating diffusion portion, and a reset portion
configured to reset the floating diffusion portion; and

a plurality of column circuits, each including an analog/digital converter configured to convert an analog signal corresponding
to the amount of charge in the floating diffusion portion into a digital signal,

wherein each analog/digital converter includes a comparator configured to compare the analog signal with a reference signal
and change an output in accordance with a magnitude relation between the analog signal and the reference signal and a counter
to be controlled by an output from the comparator,

performs a first operation of converting an analog signal corresponding to the amount of charge in the floating diffusion
portion reset by the reset portion into a digital signal, a second operation of converting an analog signal obtained from
some portion of the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions into a digital signal, and a third operation of converting
analog signals obtained from all the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions into digital signals,

and increases or decreases a count value of the counter in a first direction in the first operation, and increases or decreases
the count value of the counter in a direction opposite to the first direction in the second operation and the third operation.

US Pat. No. 9,554,051

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

1. A display assembly configured to present a view of articles of clothing being worn from a plurality of angles, said assembly
comprising:
an external electronic device, said external electronic device being configured to be in electrical communication with an
external communications network;

a housing having a back side, a front side and peripheral edge extending therebetween, said back side being coupled to a support
surface such that said front side is configured to be positionable such that a user may stand proximate said front side;

a viewing unit coupled to said housing, said viewing unit being configured to record an image of a user wearing clothes such
that the image is viewable by the user thereby facilitating the user to critique the appearance of the clothes being worn;

a remote unit being in electrical communication with said viewing unit, said remote unit being configure to actuate said viewing
unit to record the image;

a control circuit;
an electronic memory;
a screen coupled to said front side, said screen being electrically coupled to said control circuit, said screen substantially
covering said front side, said screen being configured to display the image, wherein said screen comprises a mirror being
configured to provide a reflection of the clothes worn by the user, said mirror being further configured to selectively reflect
light or to allow light to pass therethrough;

a camera being coupled to said housing, said camera being positioned on said front side such that said camera is configured
to record an image of the clothes worn by the user; and

a display positioned between said mirror and said back side of said housing, said display being electrically coupled to said
control circuit such that said display is configured to display the image stored in said electronic memory.

US Pat. No. 9,554,039

ALL-IN-FOCUS IMPLEMENTATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A camera system comprising:
an image storage device to store a sequence of images in different focal planes, at least a portion of the sequence of images
occurring before receiving a signal to store an all-in-focus image;

a user interface module to receive, from a user, the signal to store an all-in-focus image; and
an image processor to fuse at least two images to result in the all-in-focus image, wherein the at least two images have different
focal planes, wherein receiving the signal to store the all-in-focus image occurs at a first time, and wherein the image processor
is to:

estimate a second time, the second time occurring before the first time and the second time representing when the user intended
to store the all-in-focus image; and

fuse the at least two images to result in the all-in-focus image by selecting the at least two images from the sequence of
images at the second time.

US Pat. No. 9,554,018

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling an image forming apparatus, the method comprising:
performing a preparing operation for an image forming operation in response to a supply of a document;
when a user input is not received through an input unit within a reference time interval after the performing the preparing
operation, storing supply status information regarding the document and stopping the preparing operation, the supply status
information indicating whether the document is supplied to the image forming apparatus;

determining whether the document is supplied to the image forming apparatus based on the supply status information in response
to receiving the user input while the performing of the preparing operation is stopped; and

performing the preparing operation when it is determined that the document is supplied to the image forming apparatus based
on the supply status information.

US Pat. No. 9,554,000

SERVER AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A server, comprising:
a communication interface configured to communicate with a plurality of image processing devices and an information processing
device over a network;

a storage configured to store at least one code; and
a controller configured to perform:
obtaining first identification information and a first particular code from a first image processing device, the first identification
information identifying the first image processing device that is one of the plurality of image processing devices, the first
particular code being input to the first image processing device by a user;

determining whether the obtained first particular code is identical to one of the at least one code stored in the storage;
in response to determining that the obtained particular code is identical to one of the at least one code, transmitting first
corresponding information to the first image processing device, the first corresponding information corresponding to the first
particular code;

receiving first user account information and the first corresponding information from the information processing device, the
first user account information being input to the information processing device by the user, the first corresponding information
having been transmitted from the first image processing device to the information processing device; and

registering the received first user account information and the first identification information identified by the received
first corresponding information, into the storage in association with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,553,979

BLUETOOTH HEADSET AND VOICE INTERACTION CONTROL THEREOF

Wuxi Vimicro Corporation,...

1. A Bluetooth headset comprising:
an audio input module configured for acquiring a chosen voice from a user in voice contact list establishment mode, wherein
the Bluetooth headset is associated with the user, and a section of chosen voice includes a name representing a calling user;

a storage module; and
a processing module configured to extract a reference template including feature parameters from the chosen voice and establish
a corresponding relationship between the chosen voice and a caller number to create a voice contact list item for the caller
number, and store the voice contact list item into the storage module, wherein one or more voice contact list items constitute
a voice contact list in the Bluetooth headset, wherein the Bluetooth headset has a voice control call mode, under the voice
control call mode:

the audio input module is caused to acquire a section of calling voice from the user, a section of the calling includes the
name,

the processing module is configured to generate a test template based on the acquired calling voice, match the test template
with reference templates corresponding to all caller numbers in the voice contact list to find one reference template finally
matched with the test template, and send a caller number corresponding to the reference template finally matched with the
test template, as a call number, to a mobile device paired with the Bluetooth headset, and wherein the test template is a
group of test feature parameter vector sequence including feature parameters extracted from the acquired calling voice.

US Pat. No. 9,553,962

WINDOW MEMBER AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A window member, comprising:
a base substrate that includes a display area transmitting a light and a non-display area disposed adjacent to the display
area;

a color pattern disposed on a surface of the base substrate in the non-display area; and
a heat-discharge member that covers the color pattern and absorbs a heat to discharge the heat to an outside of the window
member, wherein

the color pattern is between the base substrate and the heat-discharge member.

US Pat. No. 9,553,952

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A server apparatus connected to a client apparatus through
a network, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor causes the server apparatus to:
receive first image data and second image data from the client apparatus, wherein the first image data is corresponding to
the second image data a size of the second image data is larger than that of the first image data, and the second image data
is received completely later than the first image data is received completely;

execute image processing on the first image data using an adjustment value before the second image data is received completely;
transmit a result of the image processing of the first image data to the client apparatus; and
start executing the image processing on the second image data in accordance with the adjustment value used for the image processing
of the first image data when the second image data is received completely after the result of the image processing of the
first image data is transmitted to the client apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,553,941

ENABLING PROXIMITY OPERATIONS WITH LONG-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INTERFACES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying, by a first device, a plurality of data packets to be transmitted following a WiFi protocol;
transmitting a first subset of the plurality of data packets using a first Radio Frequency (RF) interface of the first device
as part of a communication having a first range;

transmitting a second subset of the plurality of data packets using a second RF interface of the first device as part of a
proximity operation having a second range shorter than the first range, wherein each data packet of the second subset is transmitted
with a time-varying signal strength pattern on a per packet basis; and

receiving an indication, via the WiFi interface, of whether the time-varying signal strength pattern has been identified by
a second device.

US Pat. No. 9,553,897

METHOD AND COMPUTER DEVICE FOR MONITORING WIRELESS NETWORK

Tencent Technology (Shenz...

1. A method for monitoring a wireless network, comprising:
obtaining, by a computer device, configuration file information for accessing the wireless network after the computer device
accesses the wireless network, wherein the

configuration file information comprises an Internet Protocol (IP) address and a subnet mask of the computer device;
calculating, by the computer device, an IP address range of the wireless network according to the IP address and the subnet
mask of the computer device; and

searching for, by the computer device, a device that accesses the wireless network and of which IP address is within the IP
address range;

finding, by the computer device, a device that accesses the wireless network and of which the IP address is within the IP
address range;

obtaining by the computer device, an identification of the device that accesses the wireless network and of which the IP address
is within the IP address range;

presenting the identification of the device to a user, wherein the user determines, according to the identification of the
device, whether the device is not certified to access the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,553,878

PEOPLE DIRECTORY WITH SOCIAL PRIVACY AND CONTACT ASSOCIATION FEATURES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
by one or more computing devices associated with a social-networking system, receiving from an initiating user a request for
contact information of a target user;

by one or more computing devices associated with the social-networking system, determining that one or more privacy settings
of the target user prevent the contact information of the target user from being provided to the initiating user;

by one or more computing devices associated with the social-networking system, determining that the privacy settings allow
for an anonymous communication session between the initiating user and the target user;

by one or more computing devices associated with the social-networking system, establishing the anonymous communication session
between the initiating and target users, wherein contact information of the initiating user is presented to the target user
in the anonymous communication session and contact information of the target user is hidden from the initiating user in the
anonymous communication session;

by one or more computing devices associated with the social-networking system, in response to the anonymous communication
session ending, providing an automatic prompt to the target user to:

create a social-networking relationship with the initiating user in the social-networking system; or
block the initiating user from the target user in the social-networking system; and
by one or more computing devices associated with the social-networking system, in response to input from the target user responsive
to the automatic prompt:

creating the social-networking relationship between the initiating and target users in the social-networking system; or
blocking the initiating user from the target user in the social-networking system.

US Pat. No. 9,553,876

IOT DEVICE ENVIRONMENT DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION AND CACHING

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
transmitting, at a new network device on a network, a communication including an indication that the new network device is
associated with the network;

receiving, at the new network device, a query including a request to subscribe to the new network device;
receiving, at the new network device, status data, wherein the status data includes a status corresponding to an established
network device;

transmitting, from the new network device, an established network device query, the established network device query including
a request to subscribe to the established network device;

generating subscription data, wherein the subscription data includes information associated with a subscription between the
new network device and the established network device;

transmitting, from the new network device, new network device status data, wherein the new network device status data includes
a status corresponding to the new network device; and

receiving, at the new network device, updated status data, wherein the updated status data includes an updated status corresponding
to the established network device.

US Pat. No. 9,553,765

GEOSPATIAL BASED MANAGEMENT OF CONFIGURATION PROFILES

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system having a configuration management system for dynamically managing configuration profiles for a set of
devices within a network, comprising:
a boundary definition system that employs a computerized process for defining a plurality of geospatial boundaries, each of
the plurality of geospatial boundaries comprising a set of multidimensional spatial coordinates;

a device manager that employs a computerized process for interfacing with remote agents associated with respective devices
to recognize when a device has migrated into a new geospatial boundary; and

a profile management system that employs a computerized process for uploading an updated configuration profile to the remote
agent in response to the device being migrated to the new geospatial boundary, the updated configuration profile comprising
a set of sub-profiles,

wherein each sub-profile of the set of sub-profiles is associated with a corresponding multidimensional spatial coordinate
of the set of multidimensional spatial coordinates within the new geospatial boundary, and

in response to recognizing the device is migrated to a distinct multidimensional spatial coordinate of the set of multidimensional
spatial coordinates within the new geospatial boundary, a corresponding sub-profile of the set of sub-profiles included in
the updated configuration profile is uploaded to the remote agent.

US Pat. No. 9,553,712

FEED-FORWARD CANCELLER

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A feed-forward cancellation system, comprising:
a transmitting element constructed as a high power amplifier that is in electrical communication with a transmitting line,
the high-power transmitting element configured to output a high-power transmission signal to the transmitting line;

a receiving element in electrical communication with a receiving line, the receiving element configured to process a high-power
response signal that is generated in response to the high-power transmission signal and delivered to the receiving line;

at least one antenna configured to perform at least one of: transmit the high-power transmission signal, receive the high-power
response signal generated based on the high-power transmission signal, and deliver the high-power response signal to the receiving
line, wherein the at least one antenna includes:

a first antenna connected to the transmitting line; and
a separate second antenna located remotely from the first antenna and connected to the receiving line, the combination of
the first and second antennas isolating the high-power transmission signal from the high-power response signal;

an electronic cancellation unit interposed between the first antenna and the second antenna, the electronic cancellation unit
including a digital signal processor configured to generate an electrical cancellation signal based on the high-power transmission
signal, and injects the cancellation signal upstream from the receiving element so to eliminate saturation from at least one
of the high-power response signal and the receiving line,

wherein the high-power transmission signal and the high-power response signal have a power level ranging from approximately
60 power decibels (dBm) to approximately 80 dBm.

US Pat. No. 9,553,711

BASE STATION AND CELL ASSIGNMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process comprising:
counting number of terminals located in an area covered by the base station, for each of communication carriers, the communication
carriers including a first communication carrier and a second communication carrier whose priority is lower than priority
of the first communication carrier;

assigning each of a plurality of cells to any of the communication carriers based on the counted number of terminals, wherein
each of the plurality of cells is a frequency band of the base station;

determining whether a shared cell is included in the plurality of cells, the shared cell being a cell that is available to
all of the communication carriers;

when the shared cell is included in the plurality of cells, assigning the shared cell to the first communication carrier to
increase number of cells assigned to the first communication carrier; and

when the shared cell is not included in the plurality of cells, assigning a cell that is assigned to the second communication
carrier to the first communication carrier to increase the number of cells assigned to the first communication carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,553,601

CONVERSION OF ANALOG SIGNAL INTO MULTIPLE TIME-DOMAIN DATA STREAMS CORRESPONDING TO DIFFERENT PORTIONS OF FREQUENCY SPECTRUM AND RECOMBINATION OF THOSE STREAMS INTO SINGLE-TIME DOMAIN STREAM

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A system configured to process an electrical signal, comprising:
an analog to digital converter (ADC) configured to digitize the electrical signal to produce a stream of digitized data in
the time domain, wherein the stream has an original frequency spectrum, wherein the ADC provides the stream to N signal paths
N signal paths (N>1) each configured to down-convert and filter the stream to produce N streams of digitized data in the time
domain, wherein the N streams have N frequency spectra, respectively, and the N frequency spectra cover N different portions
of the frequency spectrum, respectively;

N different real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) engines configured to process the N streams to produce N RTSA outputs by performing
a Fourier transform on each of the streams;

and identifying overlapping frequency bins between different streams among the N streams;
a display configured, to display the N RTSA outputs concurrently on a single RTSA display, wherein an alignment of the different
streams within the RTSA display is determined according to the overlapping frequency bins.

US Pat. No. 9,553,599

TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING OFFSETS IN AN ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. A successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprising:
a switched capacitor digital-to-analog converter (DAC) first array configured to sample an input signal and to convert a sample
of the input signal to a digital value represented by a plurality of bits, the first array including a first group of capacitors
representing at least some of the plurality of bits;

a switched capacitor DAC second array, the second array including a second group of capacitors representing at least some
of the plurality of bits, wherein at least one bit of the plurality of bits represented by the second group of capacitors
is represented by at least two capacitors, and wherein each of the two capacitors is configured to be selectively connected
to a selected one of at least two reference potentials such that the at least one bit of the plurality of bits represented
by the second group of capacitors is switchable between at least three states,

wherein the at least three states include a positive state, a negative state, and a null state.

US Pat. No. 9,553,587

DATA OUTPUT CIRCUIT OF A SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon-si...

1. A data output circuit of a semiconductor apparatus, comprising:
a pull-up driver including a plurality of leg units which are configured to pull up a data output pad in response to data,
and configured in such a manner that, in the case where a termination resistance value of an external system is a first preset
value, one leg unit among the plurality of leg units is activated according to selection signals when an output voltage of
the data output pad is set to a first output voltage and two leg units among the plurality of leg units are activated according
to the selection signals when the output voltage is set to a second output voltage;

a pull-down driver configured to pull down the data output pad in response to the data;
a control block configured to generate the selection signals in response to mode register signals; and
a code generator configured to control resistance values of the plurality of respective leg units to predetermined resistance
values based on an external resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,553,544

SUPPORT RACKING FOR SOLAR PANEL

Polar Racking Inc., Wind...

1. A supporting rack for a solar panel comprising:
a framework adapted for mounting on a support surface, said framework including two elongate runners that are spaced-apart
and parallel to each other, and an elongate cross-member extending between and connecting the two runners; and

means for detachably and adjustably mounting said solar panel on top of said framework so that said solar panel in use extends
at an acute angle to a plane defined by the two runners and with a direction of inclination generally parallel to the runners,
said mounting means including two front clamp assemblies each mountable on a respective one of said runners and clamped to
a front edge of the solar panel, each front clamp assembly including a clamping mechanism for clamping said front edge in
a detachable manner and a pivot pin connection for pivotally connecting said clamping mechanism to a respective one of said
runners,

wherein, after installation of the supporting rack on said support surface, said solar panel can be pivoted from said acute
angle to the plane of the runners, which can be an operating position for generating electrical power from sun radiation,
to a greater angle to said plane for facilitating maintenance, repair or inspection of one or more of said solar panel, said
support racking and said support surface,

wherein said clamping mechanism includes an outer clamping member, a separate base clamping member pivotally mounted on its
respective pivot pin connection, and a threaded fastener device for detachably connecting the outer and base clamping members,
wherein each clamping mechanism can be clamped to said front edge of the solar panel by tightening the threaded fastener device
and thereby pulling the outer clamping member towards the base clamping member, and

wherein said base clamping member has a hollow round portion that extends around its respective pivot pin connection, and
a locking tab formed in said hollow round portion and extending into an exterior recess formed on said pivot pin connection,
whereby engagement between said locking tab and either of two sides of said exterior recess prevents over rotation of the
respective clamping mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,553,462

VOLTAGE MEASURING APPARATUS AND BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A battery management system for managing a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells coupled to each other in
series, the battery management system comprising:
a voltage measuring apparatus including a first node coupled to one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode of a
battery cell among battery cells serving as a voltage measuring target and a second node coupled to a remaining one of the
positive electrode and the negative electrode, and configured to amplify a voltage difference between the first node and the
second node to generate an error voltage, to convert the error voltage to generate a digital signal, and to compensate a polarity
of the digital signal; and

a controller configured to receive a correction digital signal having a compensated polarity to control charge and discharge
of the battery pack.

US Pat. No. 9,553,460

WIRELESS BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Elite Power Solutions LLC...

1. A battery management system comprising:
a computing device comprising:
an output data request port coupled with a wireless computer signal transmitter; and
an input data port coupled with a wireless computer signal receiver;
a first battery unit monitoring module coupled with a first battery unit and comprising:
an input data request port coupled with a module wireless signal receiver that is connected wirelessly to the wireless computer
signal transmitter of the output data request port of the computing device;

an output data request port;
an output data port coupled with a wireless module signal transmitter connected wirelessly to the wireless computer signal
receiver of the input data port of the computing device;

wherein computing device sends a data request to the output data request port that is converted into a wireless signal by
the wireless computer signal transmitter;

wherein said data request is received by the wireless module signal receiver and provided to the input data request port;
a second battery unit monitoring module coupled with a second battery unit and comprising:
a single input data request port connected only to the output data request port of the first battery unit monitoring module,
therein defining a module connection between said first battery unit monitoring module and said second battery unit monitoring
module;

an output data port coupled the input data port of the computing device;
wherein the first battery unit monitoring is a master to said second battery unit monitoring module and the second battery
unit monitoring module is a slave to the first battery unit monitoring module,

wherein the first battery unit monitoring module responds to a data request signal from the output data request port of the
computing device b transmitting data of the first battery unit to the input data port of the computing device and subsequently
transmits a data request to the second battery unit monitoring module through said module connection; and

wherein the second battery unit monitoring module responds to the data request from the output data request port the first
battery unit monitoring module by transmitting data of the second battery unit to the input data port of the computing device;

wherein the computing device receives data from the first and second battery unit monitoring modules sequentially after sending
a single data request signal to only the first battery unit monitoring module; and

wherein the computing device receives data from the second battery unit monitoring module automatically after receiving data
from the first battery unit monitoring module.

US Pat. No. 9,553,457

TUNABLE SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFIER

TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC, Pla...

9. A system for power transfer comprising:
an inductive power device, the inductive power device including a plurality of coupling inductances and a plurality of capacitances;
an adjustable impedance coupled to the inductive power device, the adjustable impedance for controlling power gain in the
inductive power device, wherein optimized power to a load is generated by one or more of the plurality of coupling inductances
and the plurality of capacitances;

a receiver coupled to the inductive power device, wherein the receiver is configured to receive a power signal and generate
a control signal for the adjustable impedance in response to the power signal;

a power monitor for determining whether optimized power is present at the load; and
an impedance controller for setting an impedance value of the adjustable impedance, wherein the impedance controller comprises
means for varying the adjustable impedance to optimize the impedance value of the adjustable impedance to reduce ringing without
excessive attenuation of a received signal.

US Pat. No. 9,553,441

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING AN INTERMEDIATE CIRCUIT CAPACITOR IN A POWER CONVERTER

1. A method for protecting an intermediate circuit capacitor in a power converter circuit having at least two submodules connected
in a series circuit and receiving electrical power from a DC power source via an inductance, each submodule having an input
side connected to a single-phase half bridge, a full bridge on a load side and a capacitor in an intermediate circuit connected
with the bridges, the half bridge, the full bridge and the intermediate circuit capacitor being connected in parallel with
one another on the DC voltage side of the power converter circuit, said method comprising:
detecting a fault in one of the submodules, and
blocking the transmission of electrical power from an output connection on the load side of the full bridge of the faulty
submodule into said intermediate circuit capacitor of the faulty submodule.

US Pat. No. 9,553,430

FLEXIBLE CONDUIT FITTING

Honeywell International I...

1. A system comprising:
a first housing portion defining a first part of an actuator housing and defining a first part of a flexible conduit fitting;
a second housing portion defining a second part of the actuator housing and defining a second part of the flexible conduit
fitting;

the actuator housing configured to house an HVAC actuator, the flexible conduit fitting including an aperture for receiving
an end of a flexible wiring conduit, where the flexible wiring conduit has a generally corrugated outer structure;

a resilient clip supported by the flexible conduit fitting of the actuator housing, the resilient clip having an engagement
portion and a biasing portion, the engagement portion extending into the aperture of the flexible conduit fitting to engage
the generally corrugated outer structure of the flexible wiring conduit, the biasing portion extending into the aperture of
the flexible conduit fitting and biasing the flexible wiring conduit away from the engagement portion of the resilient clip
and toward a wall that defines the aperture of the flexible conduit fitting opposite the engagement portion, the biasing portion
biasing the flexible wiring conduit in a direction substantially perpendicular to the direction of movement of the flexible
wiring conduit; and

the flexible conduit fitting of the actuator housing is configured to support the resilient clip in a manner that allows the
resilient clip to flex in a direction of movement of the flexible wiring conduit when the flexible wiring conduit is being
inserted into the aperture and past the engagement portion of the resilient clip, but to not substantially flex in the direction
of movement of the flexible wiring conduit when attempting to withdraw the flexible wiring conduit from the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,553,392

ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR HAVING A PLUG-CONNECTION MEMBER AND A CABLE OUTLET MEMBER

Telegaertner Karl Gaertne...

1. An electrical plug connector, comprising:
a plug-connection member adapted to be plug-connected with a complementary plug-connection member in order to produce an electrical
connection and which has a longitudinal axis, and

a cable outlet member comprising a cable guidance channel,
the cable guidance channel comprising a front channel section facing the plug-connection member and oriented in alignment
with the longitudinal axis of the plug-connection member and a rear channel section remote from the plug-connection member
and oriented at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the plug-connection member,

the cable outlet member adapted to be connected detachably to the plug-connection member in a plurality of orientations,
a plurality of first connecting elements located diametrically opposed to one another in pairs, the pairs of the first connecting
elements being positioned on an end face of the cable outlet member facing the plug connection member, and

two second connecting elements located diametrically opposed to one another and being positioned on the plug-connection member,
in each of the plurality of orientations of the cable outlet member, one of the pairs of the first connecting elements are
adapted to be connected detachably to the second connecting elements,

wherein the cable outlet member is adapted to be connected detachably to the plug-connection member by a pivoting movement
about a pivot axis arranged obliquely or perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the plug-connection member or by a linear
movement along the longitudinal axis of the plug-connection member.

US Pat. No. 9,553,390

TRANSMISSION MODULE AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR THEREOF

CONNPRO INDUSTRIES INC., ...

11. An electrical connector, comprising:
a case comprising a standard section and a cable-collecting section, and the standard section and the cable-collecting section
together form a housing space; and

a transmission assembly being located in a part of the standard section, wherein the standard section has a standard height,
the cable-collecting section has a non-standard height, the non-standard height is greater than the standard height, and a
height difference between the non-standard height and the standard height is less than 1.5 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 9,553,362

ARRAY ANTENNA DEVICE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. An array antenna device having a plurality of radiation elements, the array antenna device comprising:
a dielectric substrate;
two or more series array antennas formed on the dielectric substrate, the two or more series array antennas consisting of
the plurality of radiation elements which are connected in series by conductor lines;

a distributor formed in a layer different from a layer of the dielectric substrate where the series array antennas are formed,
the distributor distributing power via capacitive coupling to the two or more series array antennas; and

a phase adjuster adjusting a phase of power distributed by the distributor;
wherein:
the phase adjuster is adjusted relatively in a range of substantially reverse phase of ?135 to ?225 degrees including the
distributor as a feeding phase condition to the two or more series array antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,553,350

ANTENNA MOUNT ASSEMBLY

MICRO WIRELESS SOLUTIONS,...

1. An antenna mount assembly, comprising:
a saddle element comprising a plurality of concave mounting plates, each of the plurality of concave mounting plates configured
to be attached to a wooden pole, wherein each of the plurality of concave plates has an inner concave surface with a curvature
similar to the curvature of the wooden pole and a concave outer surface;

a pipe mount attachment element irremovably attached to the concave outer surface of one of the plurality of concave mounting
plates;

a pipe mount attached to the pipe mount attachment element using at least two U-bolts, wherein the pipe mount attaches one
or more antenna elements thereto;

wherein each of the concave mounting plates is attached to the wooden pole using one or more carriage bolts wherein the carriage
bolts are inserted through at least two of the plurality of concave mounting plates positioned on opposite sides of the wooden
pole and through the wooden pole.

US Pat. No. 9,553,348

ON-CHIP VERTICAL THREE DIMENSIONAL MICROSTRIP LINE WITH CHARACTERISTIC IMPEDANCE TUNING TECHNIQUE AND DESIGN STRUCTURES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a first microstrip line structure comprising a ground plate within a back end of the line (BEOL) stack; and
forming a second microstrip line structure comprising a signal line separated from the BEOL stack by a predetermined horizontal
distance,

forming a first metal strip below the ground plate and a second metal strip below the signal line such that the first metal
strip is formed in a different horizontal plane than the second metal strip, wherein:

the ground plate is formed on a first vertical plane that intersects the BEOL stack and in a portion of an oxide layer of
the BEOL stack;

the signal line is formed on a second vertical plane that avoids intersecting the BEOL stack and in a portion of another oxide
layer that is separated from the BEOL stack, and

the oxide layer of the BEOL stack is different from the another oxide layer that is separated from the BEOL stack.

US Pat. No. 9,553,330

SEPARATORLESS STORAGE BATTERY

Energy Diagnostics Limite...

1. A bipolar series cell arrangement comprising multiple energy storage batteries in series, each of said energy storage batteries
comprising:
an electrochemically inert and electrically insulating substrate;
an anode located on one side of said substrate and a cathode located on the other side of said substrate, wherein the anode
and cathode form electrodes which are located substantially co-planar and co-parallel to one another;

a gap located between the anode and cathode which is capable of electrically insulating the anode and cathode;
a spacer defining a channel along the anode and cathode electrodes parallel to the gap between the electrodes; and
an electrolyte deposited in the channel;
wherein one side of the anode or cathode electrode forms the cathode or anode of an adjacent cell as long as the two sides
have the spacer layer along the middle of its length thereby isolating the adjacent cells electrolytes while maintaining electrical
connection between the cells in series.

US Pat. No. 9,553,300

ELECTRODE MATERIAL; AND BATTERY, NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, AND CAPACITOR ALL INCORPORATING THE MATERIAL

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An electrode material, comprising a sheet-shaped aluminum porous body carrying an active material; wherein:
the aluminum porous body has a skeleton structure that is formed of an aluminum layer and that has a vacant space at the interior;
and

when observed by performing cutting in a direction parallel to the direction of thickness of the sheet, the vacant space in
the skeleton structure has an average area of 500 ?m2 or more and 6,000 ?m2 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,553,289

BATTERY MODULE

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery module with a plurality of battery cells arranged in a first direction in a battery array, the battery module
comprising:
a plurality of barriers in which a pair of adjoining ones of the barriers mount a battery cell therebetween,
a frame having at least a pair of opposed frame members, the battery array and the barriers being between the opposed frame
members and disposed internally thereof, the frame including:

a pair of end blocks at outermost sides of the battery array,
side frames connecting the end blocks,
a degassing portion overlying vent portions of each of the plurality of battery cells and providing a passage for directing
vented gas from the battery cells away from the battery module, the degassing portion rigidly supporting the battery cells
and barriers of the battery array within the frame; and

a reinforcing barrier in between adjacent battery cells in a central region of the battery array, wherein:
the degassing portion continuously extends from one end of the battery array to another end of the battery array and across
the central region of the battery array,

the reinforcing barrier includes a fastening portion for fastening the degassing portion to the reinforcing barrier, and
the reinforcing barrier includes:
a partition wall completely separating two adjacent battery cells,
a side surface extending perpendicularly from a plane of the partition wall to cover at least a portion of a sidewall of the
two adjacent battery cells, and

a mounting portion underlying a side of one of the two adjacent battery cells, the side being opposite to a side that includes
the vent portion therein.

US Pat. No. 9,553,279

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING DIFFERENT PATTERNS IN EDGE AND INNER REGIONS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An organic EL display device comprising:
lower electrodes each provided for each of pixels;
a bank layer formed so as to cover the peripheries of the lower electrodes and including bank openings through each of which
a portion of the lower electrode is exposed;

an organic layer including a light-emitting layer and portions each formed in the bank opening;
a first barrier layer covering the organic layer;
a second barrier layer covering the first barrier layer;
an intermediate layer formed between the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer, formed of a different material
from those of the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer, and located at the edges of the bank openings;

a first light reflection film and a second light reflection film are provided under the lower electrode for each of the pixels,
a conductive film under the lower electrode,
a first region where the intermediate layer is located when the pixel is viewed in a plan view; and
a second region located inside the first region, wherein
the first light reflection film, the conductive film, the second light reflection film, the lower electrode, and the organic
layer are formed in this order, and

one of the first region and the second region includes the second light reflection film, while the other includes the first
light reflection film and does not include the second light reflection film,

a distance from the organic layer to the first light reflection film in the first region is different from a distance from
the organic layer to the second light reflection film in the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,553,259

MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a substrate comprising one or more of conductive material, semiconductive material, or insulative material;
a magnetic tunnel junction over the substrate, the magnetic tunnel junction comprising:
a conductive first magnetic electrode comprising magnetic recording material;
a conductive second magnetic electrode spaced from the first electrode and comprising magnetic reference material;
a non-magnetic tunnel insulator material between the first and second electrodes; and
the magnetic recording material of the first electrode comprising a first crystalline magnetic region comprising Co and Fe
and the first electrode comprising a second amorphous region comprising amorphous XN, where X is one or more of W, Mo, Cr,
V, Nb, Ta, Al, and Ti.

US Pat. No. 9,553,245

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a substrate having a base body and a plurality of wiring parts provided on at least one side of the base body;
a first covering part that covers part of the wiring parts;
a plurality of light emitting elements that are disposed on regions of the wiring parts exposed from the first covering part;
a second covering part that is disposed on the first covering part surrounding the light emitting elements and is formed from
a material whose reflectivity is higher than that of the first covering part; and

a resin component that seals the substrate and the light emitting elements, and is disposed in contact with the first covering
part and the second covering part, the resin component including a first resin portion and a second resin portion, the first
resin portion contacting at least a side surface of the light emitting elements, the first covering part, and the second covering
part, an upper surface of the light emitting elements being exposed relative to the first resin portion.

US Pat. No. 9,553,224

SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTODETECTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A semiconductor photodetector element comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type;
a columnar structure formed on a first surface of the semiconductor substrate, the columnar structure being composed of a
semiconductor of the first conductivity type;

a light absorption layer formed so as to surround the columnar structure;
a semiconductor layer formed so as to surround the light absorption layer;
a carrier multiplication layer formed between the light absorption layer and the semiconductor layer;
a graded layer and a field drop layer formed between the light absorption layer and the carrier multiplication layer,
a first electrode configured to electrically connected to the semiconductor substrate;
a second electrode configured to electrically connected to the semiconductor layer; and
an insulating layer formed on upper surfaces of the columnar structure, the light absorption layer, the graded layer, the
field drop layer, the carrier multiplication layer, and the semiconductor layer,

wherein the second electrode extends on the insulating layer and along a side surface of the semiconductor layer, and
wherein a surface of the second electrode is in contact with the insulating layer and serves as a mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,553,221

ELECTROMAGNETIC CASTING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An electromagnetic casting method of polycrystalline silicon for continuously casting polycrystalline silicon, the method
comprising:
charging silicon raw materials into a bottomless cold mold;
melting the silicon raw materials using electromagnetic induction heating; and
pulling down the molten silicon to solidify it,
wherein the depth of solid-liquid interface from an upper surface of the molten silicon before the startup of a final solidification
process is reduced by reducing a pull down rate of ingot from a prescribed rate in a final phase of a steady-state casting,

wherein the prescribed rate is such that molten silicon on the solidified silicon is confined in the solidified silicon when
the silicon ingot is pulled at the prescribed rate in the final solidification process, and

wherein the reduced pull down rate from the prescribed rate is such that molten silicon on the solidified silicon is not confined
in the solidified silicon when the silicon ingot is pulled at the reduced rate in the final solidification process.

US Pat. No. 9,553,216

AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE RECEIVER

Voxtel, Inc., Beaverton,...

1. An optical detector, comprising:
a) an avalanche photodiode comprising a multiplication region capable of amplifying an electric current, wherein said multiplication
region has a first ionization rate for electrons and a second ionization rate for holes, wherein said first ionization rate
is different in magnitude from said second ionization rate at least some of the time; and

b) an electronic circuit capable of selectively processing one portion a time period of an output of the multiplication region
composed primarily of ionization events by one carrier with respect to other time periods of the output.

US Pat. No. 9,553,212

OPTICAL COUPLER

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An optical coupler, comprising:
an optical transmitting unit that includes:
a first die-pad portion on a power lead,
a light emitting element disposed on the first die-pad portion,
a second die-pad portion on a ground lead,
a first input lead between the power lead and the ground lead,
a second input lead between the power lead and the ground lead, and
an integrated circuit on the second die-pad portion and having a power pad portion, a light emitting element pad portion,
a first input pad portion, and a second input pad portion thereon; and

an optical receiving unit in a facing arrangement with the optical transmitting unit,
wherein the power lead, the first input lead, the second input lead, and the ground lead each have an outer lead portion and
an inner lead portion, the inner lead portions being within a resin encapsulating the optical transmitting unit and the optical
receiving unit, the outer lead portions extending in a first direction from the resin and spaced apart from each other in
a second direction crossing the first direction, and

an inter-center distance between the inner lead portion of the first input lead and the inner lead portion of the second input
lead in the second direction is equal to or less than an inter-center distance between the outer lead portion of the first
input lead and the outer lead of portion the second input lead in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,553,179

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR WITH BARRIER STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a continuous semiconductor mesa formed between cell trench structures extending from a first surface into a semiconductor
body, the semiconductor mesa comprising a body zone forming a first pn junction with a drift zone between the body zone and
a second surface opposite to the first surface;

separated source zones formed in the semiconductor mesa at a first distance from each other along a longitudinal axis of the
semiconductor mesa and forming second pn junctions with the body zone, wherein the longitudinal axis extends in a direction
of the length of the semiconductor mesa and between the separated source zones the body zone directly adjoins the first surface;
and

a barrier structure in a portion of the semiconductor mesa between neighboring ones of the separated source zones, the barrier
structure being absent at least in a vertical projection of the separated source zones perpendicular to the first surface
and forming a unipolar homojunction with the drift zone outside of the vertical projection of the separated source zones.

US Pat. No. 9,553,135

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

8. A method for manufacturing a flexible display substrate comprising steps of:
forming a second buffer layer on a support substrate;
providing a flexible base on the second buffer layer;
forming a first buffer layer on the flexible base;
forming a plurality of display modules on the first buffer layer, each of the plurality of display modules including at least
one thin film transistor and at least one electrode corresponding to the thin film transistor; and

separating the support substrate from the second buffer layer,
wherein the method further comprising steps of:
forming a plurality of auxiliary film layers between the second buffer layer and the support substrate, the auxiliary film
layers being made of the same materials and having the same thicknesses as the pattern layers of the thin film transistor,
respectively; and

separating the support substrate from one of the plurality of auxiliary film layers which is in contact with the support substrate
in the step of separating the support substrate from the second buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,553,107

SHALLOW EXTENSION JUNCTION

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a finned substrate comprising an isolation layer with a plurality of fins formed thereon, the plurality of fins comprising
a semiconductor material;

a gate structure formed over a fin of the plurality of fins, the gate structure comprising a gate and a seed layer disposed
below the gate and immediately adjacent to the fin; and

a gate extender epitaxially grown from the seed layer that laterally extends over a source or drain region of the fin.

US Pat. No. 9,553,103

MEMORY CELL PROFILES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of processing a memory cell, comprising:
removing a column from a material to define a profile for the memory cell, wherein the memory cell has a cross-sectional shape
in a plane perpendicular to the column including a circular portion and at least one projecting rectangular portion;

partially filling an outer portion of the column including the circular portion and the at least one projecting rectangular
portion with a first number of materials, wherein one of the first number of materials comprises a charge storage material;
and

filling a remaining portion of the column with a second number of materials.

US Pat. No. 9,553,079

FLIP CHIP ASSEMBLY WITH CONNECTED COMPONENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of making a flip chip assembly, comprising:
depositing solder bumps on a plurality of electrical contacts on a die surface, or on a substrate surface, or on both the
die surface and substrate surface, the die electrical contacts electrically connected to die circuitry;

disposing between the die and the substrate a passive component comprising electrodes positioned adjacent to solder bumps;
applying heat to reflow the solder;
solidifying the solder, thereby providing a connection between the passive component electrodes and the die and substrate
electrical contacts; and

disposing a conductive spacer between the die and substrate positioned between a die solder bump and a substrate solder bump.

US Pat. No. 9,553,076

STACKABLE MOLDED MICROELECTRONIC PACKAGES WITH AREA ARRAY UNIT CONNECTORS

Tessera, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A microelectronic package comprising:
a first substrate having a first surface, a second surface remote from the first surface, a plurality of first substrate contacts
exposed at the first surface, and a plurality of terminals electrically interconnected with the first substrate contacts and
exposed at the second surface;

a second substrate remote from the first substrate, the second substrate having a first surface facing towards the first surface
of the first substrate, a second surface remote from the first surface, a plurality of second substrate contacts exposed at
the second surface of the second substrate;

a microelectronic element disposed between the first surface of the first substrate and the first surface of the second substrate,
the microelectronic element having a first face, a second face remote from the first face, and element contacts exposed at
the first face, one of the first or second faces facing towards the first surface of the first substrate and another one of
the first or second faces facing towards the first surface of the second substrate;

electrically conductive structure coupling electrically conductive elements on each of the first and second substrates;
a continuous encapsulant overlying the first surface of the first substrate, the electrically conductive structure, and at
least a portion of the second surface of the second substrate, the continuous encapsulant defining a major surface and openings
extending downwardly from the major surface; and

a plurality of package contacts exposed at the major surface of the encapsulant and overlying the second surface of the second
substrate, the package contacts projecting above a height of the second substrate contacts at least partly within the openings
in the encapsulant, the package contacts being electrically interconnected with the element contacts of the microelectronic
element through at least the electrically conductive structure, the package contacts including solid metal posts having frusto-conical
shape of copper or gold projecting upwardly from the second surface of the second substrate, wherein at least top surfaces
of the package contacts are at least partially exposed at the major surface of the encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,553,031

METHOD FOR INTEGRATING GERMANIDES IN HIGH PERFORMANCE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A method for making an integrated circuit, comprising:
a) providing a substrate including n-type metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (NMOSFETs) and p-type metal oxide
semiconductor field effect transistors (PMOSFETs), wherein channel regions of the NMOSFETs and the PMOSFETs include germanium;

b) depositing and patterning a mask layer to mask the channel regions of the PMOSFETs and to not mask the channel regions
of the NMOSFETs;

c) passivating an exposed surface of the substrate;
d) removing the mask layer; and
e) depositing a metal contact layer on both the NMOSFETs and the PMOSFETs,
wherein passivating the substrate comprises performing a substrate treatment selected from a group consisting of ammonium
sulfide ((NH4)2S) and thiol-based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs).

US Pat. No. 9,553,014

BONDED PROCESSED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES AND CARRIERS

Soitec, Bernin (FR)

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:
at least one bonded semiconductor structure including two or more processed semiconductor structures that are attached together
along a first direct bonded interface therebetween, the first direct bonded interface including direct metal-to-metal atomic
bonds and direct dielectric-to-dielectric atomic bonds; and

a temporary carrier die or wafer directly bonded to one processed semiconductor structure of the at least one bonded semiconductor
structure along a second direct bonded interface therebetween, the second direct bonded interface comprising direct atomic
or molecular bonds between at least one of silicon oxide and silicon nitride on a first side of the second direct bonded interface,
and at least one of silicon, silicon oxide, and silicon nitride on a second side of the second direct bonded interface, the
temporary carrier die or wafer having a weakened zone comprising a plurality of implanted ions therein at an average depth
from a surface of the temporary carrier die or wafer bonded to the one processed semiconductor structure of the at least one
bonded semiconductor structure.

US Pat. No. 9,552,939

KEYBOARD EQUIPPED WITH MULTIPOINT PRESS POSITIONS

ZIPPY TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A keyboard equipped with multipoint press positions, comprising at least a baseboard, a keycap assembly and a command trigger
assembly triggered by the keycap assembly to output keyboard commands, the keycap assembly including a support frame and a
plurality of keycaps located on the support frame, the command trigger assembly including:
a command circuit board which includes a plurality of trigger portions corresponding to press positions of the keycaps and
triggered by the keycaps to output a plurality of keyboard commands and at least one primary command circuit electrically
connected to each trigger portion, each trigger portion including at least one primary trigger switch corresponding to a central
position of each keycap and at least two secondary trigger switches spaced from the primary trigger switch at a preset distance,
each secondary trigger switch including a first auxiliary trigger switch and a second auxiliary trigger switch opposing each
other relative to the primary trigger switch, the primary trigger switch and the secondary trigger switches being interposed
by at least one secondary command circuit to form electrical connection thereof, wherein the at least one of the primary command
circuit of the trigger portions is triggered by the primary trigger switch and out puts one of the keyboard commands, wherein
each of the at least one secondary command circuit of the trigger portions corresponding to the primary command circuit is
triggered by the secondary trigger switches and generates the same keyboard command as the primary command circuit outputs;
and

a plurality of elastic switches corresponding to the press positions of the keycaps and depressible by the keycaps to trigger
the trigger portions to output the keyboard commands, each elastic switch including a base, a primary movement portion located
on the base and corresponding to the primary trigger switch, a first secondary movement portion located on the base and corresponding
to the first auxiliary trigger switch and a second secondary movement portion located on the base and corresponding to the
second auxiliary trigger switch,

wherein the primary movement portion includes a primary movement strut depressible by the keycap to move towards the command
circuit board to trigger the primary truer switch and a primary deformation section connected to the primary movement strut
to provide a return force to the primary movement strut, the first secondary movement portion including a first secondary
movement strut depressible by the keycap to move towards the command circuit board to trigger the first auxiliary trigger
switch and a first secondary deformation section connected to the first secondary movement strut to provide a return force
to the first secondary movement strut, the second secondary movement portion including a second secondary movement strut depressible
by the keycap to move towards the command circuit board to trigger the second auxiliary trigger switch and a second secondary
deformation section connected to the second secondary movement strut to provide a return force to the second secondary movement
strut, and

wherein the first secondary movement strut includes a first press plane facing the keycap and a first press sloped surface
connected to the first press plane and located at one side of the first secondary movement strut remote from the primary movement
strut, and the second secondary movement strut includes a second press plane facing the keycap and a second press sloped surface
connected to the second press plane and located at one side of the second secondary movement strut remote from the primary
movement strut.

US Pat. No. 9,552,898

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING AND DISPLAYING AN X-RAY IMAGE

General Electric Company,...

1. An X-ray imaging device, comprising:
an X-ray source;
a square or rectangular X-ray detector; and
a collimator comprising an X-ray attenuating material with an aperture therein, the collimator configured to produce an X-ray
image with a superellipse shape having a first substantially straight edge and a second substantially straight edge running
substantially perpendicular to the first edge, wherein the first and second edges do not physically intersect with each other
at 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,552,887

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY SYSTEMS USING REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND READ METHODS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of reading a nonvolatile memory, the nonvolatile memory device including a plurality of memory cells having a
three-dimensional structure, the method comprising:
reading selected memory cells using a plurality of read voltages;
performing an XOR operation between two read data units among a plurality of read data units, each of the plurality of read
data units corresponding to the plurality of the read voltages; and

determining an optimum read voltage of the selected memory cells based on a result of the XOR operation.

US Pat. No. 9,552,886

MEMORY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DRIVING MEMORY SYSTEM USING ZONE VOLTAGES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of driving a nonvolatile memory device, comprising a plurality of strings, each string formed by penetrating plate-shaped
word lines stacked on a substrate, the method comprising:
configuring the word lines of a string in a plurality of zones based on zone configuration information, wherein each of the
zones as configured by the zone configuration information includes at least one word line, and at least two word lines are
grouped in a same zone among the plurality of zones; and

applying respective zone voltages to the zones such that the word lines of each zone receive a same respective zone voltage,
wherein the zone configuration information is varied between at least a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation,
wherein a grouping of at least two word lines in the same zone of the first mode of operation is different than a grouping
of at least two word lines in the same zone of the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,552,880

SCREENING FOR LATER LIFE STUCK BITS IN FERROELECTRIC MEMORIES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of testing an integrated circuit including memory cells of the ferroelectric one transistor-one capacitor (1T-1C)
type, comprising the steps of:
baking the integrated circuit at a first elevated temperature for a selected duration;
then, at a second elevated temperature lower than the first elevated temperature, reading each of a plurality of the memory
cells programmed to a first data state corresponding to a lower polarization capacitance, at each of a plurality of reference
voltages, to determine a first reference voltage at which a first one of the plurality of memory cells fails to return the
first data state when read, and a second reference voltage at which a selected number of the plurality of memory cells fails
to return the first data state when read; and

comparing a slope of a line in the failed bit count versus reference voltage plane indicated by the first and second reference
voltages with a slope limit to determine whether one or more of the plurality of memory cells constitute stuck bits.

US Pat. No. 9,552,858

STT-MRAM CELL STRUCTURE INCORPORATING PIEZOELECTRIC STRESS MATERIAL

Micron Technology. Inc., ...

1. A method for reducing a critical switching current density of a memory cell during operation comprising:
generating a transient stress in a free ferromagnetic layer of the memory cell by generating a parasitic electric field to
activate a piezoelectric material of the memory cell, wherein generating the transient stress decreases an energy barrier
of the free ferromagnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,552,840

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOUND CAPTURING AND REPRODUCING WITH MULTI-MICROPHONES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of audio signal processing by a device, said method comprising:
decomposing a recorded auditory scene, recorded using three microphones that form two microphone pairs on the device, into
a first category of localizable sources and a second category of ambient sound, wherein each localizable source represents
one of multiple different directions, wherein each direction represents one of multiple corners of the device, wherein the
corners of the device include a front left direction, a back left direction, a front right direction, and a back right direction,
and wherein the directions are associated with a standard channel format surround sound system;

recording an indication of the direction of each of the localizable sources; and
applying at least one multichannel filter to a plurality of recorded input channels of the auditory scene by combining two
overlapping beams to enhance one of the localizable sources associated with one of the directions and applying a null beam
in all other of the directions.

US Pat. No. 9,552,825

NOISE CANCELLATION FOR VOICE ACTIVATION

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for noise cancellation for voice activation, comprising:
determining, with a computing device, whether a background noise received with the computing device is recognized;
creating a new stored noise cancellation filter based on the background noise when the background noise is not recognized;
receiving a signal that includes the background noise and a voice command at the computing device;
filtering out the background noise from the signal with the new stored noise cancellation filter;
processing the filtered signal at the computing device with a voice recognition engine;
determining a confidence level associated with the filtered signal;
applying a second stored noise cancellation filter to the filtered signal to filter out the background noise when the filtered
signal does not meet a threshold confidence level; and

applying additional stored noise cancellation filters to the filtered signal to filter out the background noise until at least
one of a defined time limit is exceeded and the processed signal meets the threshold confidence level.

US Pat. No. 9,552,813

SELF-ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENT VOICE DEVICE AND METHOD

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A self-adaptive intelligent voice device, wherein, the device comprises a voice recognizing module, a recognition result
processing module and a voice broadcasting module, wherein, the device further comprises a broadcast voice parameter generating
module,
the broadcast voice parameter generating module is configured to: acquire extracted voice parameters from the voice recognizing
module, generate broadcast voice parameters according to the extracted voice parameters and a default policy, and input the
broadcast voice parameters to the voice broadcasting module;

wherein, the extracted voice parameters and the broadcast voice parameters characterize at least one of a male voice, a female
voice, a child voice, a voice speed, and a voice loudness; and

wherein, the default policy comprises:
when the extracted voice parameters characterize the male voice, the output broadcast voice parameters characterize the female
voice;

when the extracted voice parameters characterize the child voice, the output broadcast voice parameters characterize the child
voice;

the voice speed characterized by the output broadcast voice parameters and the voice speed characterized by the extracted
voice parameters are at the same level;

the voice loudness characterized by the output broadcast parameters and the voice loudness characterized by the extracted
voice parameters are at the same level.

US Pat. No. 9,552,810

CUSTOMIZABLE AND INDIVIDUALIZED SPEECH RECOGNITION SETTINGS INTERFACE FOR USERS WITH LANGUAGE ACCENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for customizing speech recognition for users with language accents, comprising:
identifying a spoken language of a user;
receiving an indicator of a speech accent language initiated by the user using a computer, the indicator identifying the speech
accent language and defining an influence of the speech accent language on the spoken language, the indicator is provided
on an interface of the computer, and the indicator is adjustable by the user to identify the influence of the speech accent
language on the spoken language, wherein the indicator includes a value identifying the speech accent language influence on
the spoken language;

setting speech recognition characteristics according to the spoken language and the indicator;
adjusting an automatic speech recognition (ASR) conversion based on the speech recognition characteristics;
converting the spoken language of the user into text using the automatic speech recognition conversion; and
receiving an adjustable value on a numbered scale as part of the indicator to identify the influence of the speech accent
language on the spoken language, the adjustable value being set by the user and identifying an amount of influence of the
accent language on the spoken language.

US Pat. No. 9,552,808

DECODING PARAMETERS FOR VITERBI SEARCH

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, by one or more computers, lattice data that defines a plurality of lattices, each lattice beginning with a start
node and ending in an end node, wherein the start node and the end node are separated by one or more frames, each frame having
corresponding frame nodes, wherein the nodes of each frame are connected to nodes of other frames, the start node or the end
node by directional arcs, each directional arc corresponding to a respective weight;

for each defined lattice:
determining, by the one or more computers, a particular path that traverses the lattice, wherein the particular path identifies
a particular directional arc in each frame and defines a path from the start node to the end node;

at each frame node, determining, by the one or more computers, a node cost of a path from the start node to the frame node,
the node cost based on the respective weights of the directional arcs in the path from the start node to the frame node;

determining, by the one or more computers, a beam size for each frame, wherein the beam size corresponds to the number of
frame nodes in the frame having an node cost equal to or less than the node cost of the frame node that is in the particular
path;

determining, by the one or more computers, a beam cost width for each frame, wherein the beam cost width corresponds to a
difference between the node cost of the frame node that is the particular path and a minimum of the node costs of the frame
nodes in the frame;

determining, by the one or more computers, a maximum beam size from the beam sizes determined for frames; and
determining, by the one or more computers, a maximum beam cost width from the beam cost widths determine for the frames;
ranking, by the one or more computers, the maximum beam sizes determined from the lattices;
ranking, by the one or more computers, the maximum beam cost widths determined from the lattices;
selecting, by the one or more computers, a particular beam size and a particular beam cost width that corresponds to a particular
percentile of the ranked maximum beam sizes and the ranked maximum beam cost widths and storing them as pruning parameter
values; and

determining, by the one or more computers, paths for additional lattices using the pruning parameters of the particular beam
size and the particular beam cost width to prune candidate paths.

US Pat. No. 9,552,791

DISPLAY DRIVING CIRCUIT AND A DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display driving circuit, comprising:
first through (2*n)-th buffers, n being an integer equal to or greater than two;
a buffer controller configured to circularly select one of the first through (2*n)-th buffers in an order from the first buffer
to the (2*n)-th buffer at each of a plurality of first time intervals, and configured to store pixel data received during
the first time interval in the selected buffer;

first through n-th image processing units, each of the first through n-th image processing units being coupled to two corresponding
buffers among the first through (2*n)-th buffers, each of the first through n-th image processing units configured to process
the pixel data, which are stored in at least one of their corresponding buffers, during each of n of the first time intervals
to generate processed data when the pixel data are stored in the corresponding buffer during the first time interval; and

a source driver configured to generate analog signals based on the processed data received from the first through n-th image
processing units.

US Pat. No. 9,552,779

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHT CONTROL METHOD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a display, connected to the electronic apparatus;
a backlight controller, coupled to the connected display;
a processing unit, coupled to the connected display and the backlight controller; and
a read-only memory, coupled to the processing unit and storing a basic input output system (BIOS) and a setting table, wherein
the setting table comprises a plurality of sets of backlight setting values and a plurality of identifiers of a plurality
of displays, wherein each of the sets of backlight setting values corresponds to different one of the plurality of identifiers
of the plurality of displays,

wherein when the processing unit executes the BIOS, the processing unit identifies an identifier of the connected display,
wherein the processing unit obtains a set of backlight setting values corresponding to the connected display by reading the
setting table according to the identifier of the connected display, wherein the obtained set of backlight setting values corresponds
to an identifier matching the identifier of the connected display,

wherein the processing unit provides the obtained set of backlight setting values to the backlight controller, and the backlight
controller controls backlight power of the connected display according to the obtained set of backlight setting values.

US Pat. No. 9,552,767

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:
a pixel comprising a light-emitting element, a transistor, a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, a fourth switch
and a capacitor;

a first circuit configured to generate a signal containing information on a value of current extracted from the pixel;
a second circuit configured to correct an image signal in accordance with the signal;
a first wiring;
a second wiring; and
a third wiring,
wherein the first wiring and a gate of the transistor are electrically connected to each other through the first switch,
wherein the second wiring and a first electrode of the capacitor are electrically connected to each other through the third
switch,

wherein a second electrode of the capacitor is electrically connected to a first terminal of the transistor and an anode of
the light-emitting element,

wherein the first terminal of the transistor and the third wiring are electrically connected to each other through the second
switch, and

wherein the first electrode of the capacitor and the gate of the transistor are electrically connected to each other through
the fourth switch.

US Pat. No. 9,552,762

SELF-LUMINOUS DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD OF SELF-LUMINOUS DISPLAY DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A self-luminous display device, comprising:
a display panel having a plurality of pixels; and
a display controller configured to:
acquire a cumulative deterioration amount for each of the plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix shape on the display panel,
each of the pixels including a light emitting element which emits light by itself in accordance with a current amount;

calculate a deterioration amount in an event an image is displayed based on a supplied video signal in each of the pixels
by using a deterioration characteristic determined in accordance with a luminance of the supplied video signal;

reflect the acquired cumulative deterioration amount in the calculated deterioration amount, and update the reflected cumulative
deterioration amount as a new cumulative deterioration amount, wherein the new cumulative deterioration amount is stored in
non-volatile memory and a corrected data is generated from the stored cumulative deterioration amount;

control an overall uniform luminance for the supplied video signal based on the corrected data, wherein the overall uniform
luminance is controlled by detecting a minimum value of luminous efficiency of one or more pixels from the corrected data
and uniformly multiplying the detected minimum value of the luminous efficiency with signals from the plurality of pixels
in the display panel; and

generate a gain based on the corrected data, and apply the gain to the supplied video signal having the controlled overall
uniform luminance, wherein the corrected data is stored in non-volatile memory, and wherein the corrected data is read out
from the non-volatile memory and is used in calculating the deterioration amount.

US Pat. No. 9,552,761

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a gate signal line;
a first gate driver circuit comprising first to sixth transistors; and
a second gate driver circuit comprising seventh to twelfth transistors,
wherein the gate signal line is electrically connected to a first terminal of the first transistor and a first terminal of
the second transistor,

wherein a gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to a first terminal of the third transistor and a first terminal
of the fourth transistor,

wherein a gate of the second transistor is directly connected to a first terminal of the fifth transistor and a first terminal
of the sixth transistor,

wherein a second terminal of the sixth transistor is directly connected to the gate of the first transistor,
wherein the gate signal line is directly connected to a first terminal of the seventh transistor and a first terminal of the
eighth transistor,

wherein a gate of the seventh transistor is electrically connected to a first terminal of the ninth transistor and a first
terminal of the tenth transistor,

wherein a gate of the eighth transistor is directly connected to a first terminal of the eleventh transistor and a first terminal
of the twelfth transistor, and

wherein a second terminal of the twelfth transistor is directly connected to the gate of the seventh transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,552,747

HELMET IMPACT SIMULATOR AND METHOD

1. A helmet impact test apparatus comprising:
a) a head model comprising:
i) a head exterior component
ii) an interior cavity;
iii) a skull component;
iv) a deformable brain component having a similar density to a human brain and being elastic, wherein the deformable brain
component is configured to elastically deform;

v) a fluid component;
vi) an interior cavity surface; and
vii) a translucent cover;
wherein the head model is coupled with a mount;
wherein the brain component and fluid components are configured within the interior cavity; and
wherein the translucent cover is configured over a portion of the brain component and fluid component;
b) the mount configured to restrain the head model;
c) a helmet component that is configured to fit over the head model and having an open side that allows viewing of the brain
component and the fluid component therethrough;

d) an impact element configured to impact the helmet component; and
e) a camera configured to take a plurality of images of the brain component and the fluid component through said translucent
cover when said impact component impacts the helmet;

f) a computer and a computer program configured to analyze the plurality of images to determine acceleration of the brain
component as a function of an impact to the head model by the impact element.

US Pat. No. 9,552,734

VEHICLE MONITORING AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

1. A method for monitoring vehicular traffic and obtaining information relative to vehicular traffic comprising:
transmitting, through a communication device, information concerning a selected vehicle including identification of the vehicle
and location of the same;

communicating the information to selected recipients on a communication receiving device;
receiving a communication concerning a selected vehicle in a processor with a database which maintains current vehicle records
relating to vehicle ownership, vehicle violations and vehicle compliance with motor vehicle laws and regulations to generate
reported information regarding the selected vehicle; and

providing through a receiving device, said reported information to one or more selected law enforcement recipients if a violation
has occurred;

wherein the receiving device displays a virtual map of a geographical area in which the selected vehicle is located, the identification
of the vehicle owner, vehicle license number, any violations of record, route and speed of the vehicle's travel;

wherein the vehicle is parked and located in a restricted parking area and the current time is noted and wherein a transmission
from the selected vehicle is subsequently monitored to determine if a parking violation has occurred; and

wherein the reported information includes notification of a violation or noncompliance and wherein the communication prioritizes
the reported information based on the nature of the violation or noncompliance.

US Pat. No. 9,552,729

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing transportation information, comprising:
receiving, by one or more computing devices, public transportation data including real-time vehicle location information and
at least one of historical real-time vehicle location information or scheduled vehicle location information;

generating, by the one or more computing devices, scheduling information for a user based on user data and the public transportation
data, the user data comprising information associated with the user's location, and information associated with a second user's
location, the second user's location being different than the user's location, the scheduling information comprising at least
one shared path to a destination associated with the user and the second user;

providing the scheduling information for display to the user by a computing device configured to display the scheduling information;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, that the real-time vehicle location information deviates from at least
one of the historical real-time vehicle location information or the scheduled vehicle location information by more than a
threshold deviation;

updating, by the one or more computing devices, the scheduling information for the user based on the user data, the public
transportation data, and the determined deviation, and to provide an indication of the deviation; and

providing the updated scheduling information for display to the user by the computing device when the scheduling information
is updated.

US Pat. No. 9,552,690

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE VOLATILITY OF A GAME BASED ON ONE OR MORE EXTERNAL DATA FEEDS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A system comprising:
a volatility determination system configured to:
(a) collect data from one or more external data feeds, said external data feeds being selected from the group consisting of:
at least one of a plurality of social networking websites, at least one of a plurality of news services, at least one of a
plurality of internet search engines, at least one of a plurality of databases of sporting event scores, at least one of a
plurality of weather databases, at least one of a plurality of rich site summary feeds, a stock market, a futures exchange,
a foreign exchange market, and at least one of a plurality of message board websites;

(b) determine external feed data based on the collected data, said external feed data being separate from any data collected
in association with any plays of any wagering games and said external feed data being separate from any player tracking data
collected in association with any plays of any wagering games by any players;

(c) analyze the determined external feed data for any uses of any of a plurality of different terms;
(d) determine metric data based on the analyzed external feed data, the metric data in part representing how often a first
one of the plurality of terms is used in the external feed data relative to how often each of one or more other terms of the
plurality of terms are used in the external feed data;

(e) analyze the determined metric data;
(f) determine volatility data based on the analyzed metric data; and
(g) output the determined volatility data; and
a gaming system comprising:
at least one processor;
at least one display device;
at least one input device; and
at least one memory device storing a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the
at least one processor to operate with the at least one display device to:

(i) receive the determined volatility data from the volatility determination system;
(ii) display a play of a wagering game, wherein said wagering game has a volatility which is determined, at least in part,
based on the received determined volatility data such that if first determined volatility data based on first external feed
data is received from the volatility determination system, a first play of the wagering game at a first wager amount is associated
with a first wagering game volatility and if second, different determined volatility data based on second, different external
feed data is received from the volatility determination system, a second play of the wagering game at the first wager amount
is associated with a second, different wagering game volatility;

(iii) determine any awards associated with said play of the wagering game; and
(iv) display any determined awards.

US Pat. No. 9,552,681

APPARATUS FOR ASSESSING OR MITIGATING INSURANCE RISK

Alcohol Countermeasure Sy...

1. A method for assessing or mitigating insurance risk, comprising:
providing a breath alcohol sensor for use in a vehicle owned or operated by an insured;
providing a computing device operatively coupled in use to the sensor and the vehicle and configured for recording data, the
data comprising:

data which provides information regarding periods when the computing device is coupled to the vehicle and a breath sample
has not been delivered to the sensor within a predetermined period preceding a commencement of operation of the vehicle;

data which provides information regarding periods when the computing device is uncoupled from the vehicle; and
data associated with breath samples delivered to the sensor that contain alcohol in excess of a predetermined threshold that
is less than an impaired driving threshold applicable in a jurisdiction of use; and

providing the recorded data to an insurer;
wherein the computing device is adapted to permit operation of the vehicle both when the breath sample is delivered to the
sensor and when the breath sample has not been delivered to the sensor; and

the data does not include data indicating that the breath sample contains alcohol at a level exceeding the impaired driving
threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,552,668

GENERATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION OF A USER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method that facilitates constructing a computer-implemented three-dimensional representation of a head of a user, the
method comprising:
receiving a plurality of red-green-blue (RGB) frames of the head of the user from a camera, the plurality of RGB frames captured
by the camera over a range of time;

receiving a plurality of depth frames from a depth sensor, the depth frames being indicative of distances of respective portions
of the head of the user from the depth sensor, the depth frames generated by the depth sensor over the range of time, wherein
orientation of the head of the user relative to the camera and the depth sensor changes during the range of time;

identifying a feature of the head of the user in the plurality of RGB frames, the feature being one of a center of an eye
of the user, a center of a nose of the user, a first nasal alar of the user, or a second nasal alar of the user;

aligning the plurality of depth frames with one another based upon the feature of the head of the user identified in the plurality
of RGB frames;

in response to aligning the plurality of depth frames with one another, computing a three-dimensional point cloud based upon
the plurality of depth frames being aligned with one another;

generating a three-dimensional mesh of the head of the user based upon the three-dimensional point cloud; and
texturizing the three-dimensional mesh based upon the plurality of RGB frames.

US Pat. No. 9,552,662

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING FALSE INTERSECTION IN RAY TRACING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of removing an intersection test error in ray tracing, the method comprising:
obtaining an intersection by performing an intersection test on a ray and a primitive;
determining location information of the intersection indicating whether the intersection is located inside or outside an object;
and

determining that an intersection error has occurred in response to the location information indicating that the intersection
is located at an inner surface of the object and the path information of the ray being OUT_RAY, or in response to the location
information indicating that the intersection is located at an outer surface of the object and the path information of the
ray being IN_RAY,

wherein the IN_RAY is path information of a ray passing through the inside of the object, and the OUT_RAY is path information
of a ray passing through the outside of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,552,647

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR ANALYSING THE BEHAVIOUR OF A MOVING OBJECT

SENSISTO OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for analysing the detected movements of an object, comprising:
a) providing location records, each location record comprising coordinates of a detected or assumed location of said object
and time information,

b) for a number of said location records, calculating a location-record-specific descriptor value according to a rule, wherein
said rule makes said descriptor value the more significant the more densely there are other location records around the location
record for which the descriptor value is calculated,

c) selecting a location record that has the most significant descriptor value within a number of location records,
d) from a coordinate-based environment of the selected location record, finding those other location records that according
to their time information are the latest and earliest in said environment, and

e) outputting and storing an analysis result, according to which said object stopped at the coordinates of the selected location
record for a stopping time calculated from the time information of said latest and earliest location records, wherein,

after having selected the location record that has the most significant descriptor value within a number of location records,
excluding from further selection location records that are closer than a limit value to the selected location record, and

among the location records that remain not excluded, repeating steps c), d) and e) in order to output and store a further
analysis result, according to which said object also stopped at the coordinates of the location record selected in the repeated
execution of step c).

US Pat. No. 9,552,634

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATED SELECTION OF REGIONS OF AN IMAGE FOR SECONDARY FINISHING AND GENERATION OF MASK IMAGE OF SAME

Cimpress Schweiz GmbH, W...

1. A system for generating by a computer system a premium finish mask image for applying a secondary finish to a product to
be finished with a primary finish, the system comprising:
one or more processors configured to receive an image comprising a plurality of pixels,
generate from the received image a segmented image having a plurality of pixels corresponding to the respective plurality
of pixels of the received image, the segmented image comprising discrete segments each comprising a subset of pixels,

receive a selection of segments of the segmented image, the selection of segments designated for premium finish, and
automatically generate a mask image corresponding to the received image, the mask image having first areas indicating non-premium
finish areas and second areas indicating premium finish areas, the premium finish areas corresponding to the selection of
segments designated for premium finish.

US Pat. No. 9,552,624

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CREATING AN IMPROVED COLOR IMAGE WITH A SENSOR WITH A COLOR FILTER

BASLER AG, Ahrensburg (D...

1. An image processing device for processing image data from an image sensor with a regular pixel arrangement and an associated
color filter with Bayer pattern having a first color component green, a second color component red, and a third color component
blue, wherein the image processing device carries out image processing operations by using image data from a predetermined
environment comprising several pixels with respect to a pixel of interest, wherein the image processing operations perform
a shift of the color value parallel to a non-color line of the color space by addition of an identical structural value to
all color components of the image data, and wherein the image processing operations determine based on image data of the first
color component green of the environment a correction value which is added to the image data of the second color component
red and the third color component blue with a different respective sign.

US Pat. No. 9,552,603

RELATING INDIVIDUAL ITEMS TO SIMILAR PURCHASED CATEGORIES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer-executable instructions stored thereon that, when executed
by a computer, cause the computer to at least:
update purchase history data in response to a purchase of an item in a merchant system, the purchase history data including
an item purchase entry associated with the purchase of the item;

assign the item to a representative category to in the merchant system based, at least in part, on the purchase history data;
add a category purchase entry to the purchase history data in response to the purchase of the item, wherein the category purchase
entry specifies the representative category assigned to the item;

aggregate category purchase entries in the purchase history data to create aggregated similarities data, the aggregated similarities
data including an attach rate that indicates how often a particular item is purchased concurrently with one or more other
items, wherein the particular item is assigned to a first category;

receive a request from a second computer to view information about the particular item; and
in response to the request,
identify, using the aggregated similarities data, a second category that includes first items purchased concurrently with
the particular item,

identify, using the aggregated similarities data, a third category that includes second items purchased concurrently with
the particular item,

identify, a first list of items from the first items assigned to the second category based, at least in part, on the attach
rate,

identify, a second list of items from the second items assigned to the third category based, at least in part, on the attach
rate,

generate a first selectable user interface (UI) component, to represent the second category, that when selected displays the
first list of items assigned to the second category that are identified from the aggregated similarities data as commonly
purchased with the particular item,

generate a second selectable user interface component, to represent the third category, that when selected displays the second
list of items assigned to the third category that are identified from the aggregated similarities data as commonly purchased
with the particular item,

generate a related categories user interface containing data about the particular item requested by the second computer, the
first selectable UI component associated with the first list of items not requested by the second computer, and the second
selectable UI component associated with the second list of items not requested by the second computer, and

cause a client application on the second computer to
display, on a display associated with the second computer, the data about the particular item within a first portion of related
categories user interface,

display, on the display associated with the second computer, the first selectable UI component within a second portion of
the related categories user interface and the second selectable UI component within the second portion of the related categories
user interface,

receive a selection of the first selectable UI component;
display, on the display associated with the second computer, first data about the first list of items within a third portion
of the related categories user interface,

receive a selection of the second selectable UI component while displaying the first data about the first list of items within
the third portion of the related categories user interface; and

display, on the display associated with the second computer, second data about the second list of items within the third portion
of the related categories user interface, and

enable the second computer to navigate to the third portion of the related categories user interface initiate a purchase,
from a merchant system, an item selected from one or more of the first list of items or the second list of items.

US Pat. No. 9,552,588

ONLINE CONTESTS WITH SOCIAL NETWORKS

Quotient Technology Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at one or more server computers of a contest distributor, from a computer of a contest sponsor, contest data for
a first online contest, wherein the contest data includes a plurality of message templates for the first online contest, wherein
each of the plurality of message templates specifies what type of information will be in a message or how the message will
be formatted;

causing, to be displayed on a client device to a first user, on a first web page of a first online social network of a first
social network provider, first contest data that indicates that the first online contest is in a locked state and a uniform
resource locator (URL) that refers to a second web page of the contest distributor;

receiving, at the contest distributor and responsive to the first user interacting with the second web page of the contest
distributor, first input that indicates an intention by the first user to participate in the first online contest;

sending, from the contest distributor, first request data that indicates a first request, by the contest distributor, for
one or more permissions allowing the contest distributor to access, from the first social network provider, information about
the first user;

after sending the first request data, receiving, over a computer network and at the one or more server computers of the contest
distributor, first acceptance data that indicates that the first user accepts the first request;

in response to receiving the first acceptance data, one or more computing devices perform:
causing the first user to be entered in the first online contest;
selecting, based on one or more criteria, a first template from the plurality of message templates;
generating, based on the first template, a first message that includes data about the first online contest or a contest provider
that initiated the first online contest; and

causing the first message to be sent over the first online social network to a first plurality of users that are connected
to the first user in the first online social network;

receiving, over the computer network and at the one or more server computers of the contest distributor, second acceptance
data that indicates that a second user accepts a second request, by the contest distributor, for one or more permissions allowing
the contest distributor to access, from the first social network provider, information about the second user;

in response to receiving the second acceptance data, the one or more computing devices perform:
causing the second user to be entered in the first online contest;
selecting, based on the one or more criteria, a second template from the plurality of message templates, wherein the first
template and the second template are different;

generating, based on the second template, a second message that includes data about the first online contest or the contest
provider that initiated the first online contest; and

causing the second message to be sent over the first online social network to a second plurality of users that are connected
to the second user in the first online social network;

wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,552,577

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE TRANSFER OF A MONEY AMOUNT BY USING A TWO DIMENSION IMAGE CODE

1. Method for transferring a money amount by using a two-dimension image code between a paying party provided with a payment
device and a recipient party provided with a reception payment device, comprising:
A. Registration of both paying party and recipient party at a money transfer managing entity on a server, which provides for
the management and verification of the paying party and recipient party and is responsible of the authorization to the transfer
of money amounts and their payment;

B. Request of the recipient party to the paying party of a money amount, executed between the reception payment device and
the payment device;

C. order from the paying party to the money transfer managing entity to pay said money amount to the recipient party, after
the insertion of a authorization PIN in the payment device and information communication from the payment device to the server;

D. authorization of the payment from the transfer managing entity to the recipient party, with information communication from
the server to the reception payment device;

E. payment of said money amount to the recipient party and sending of a confirmation information of effected money amount
transfer to the payment device and reception payment device concerning the effected payment of the money amount, or possible
writing off or cancellation of an already effected payment operation;

wherein said payment device and said reception payment device are smart phones, and in that:
a recipient party program module and a paying party program module are installed on both smartphones;
in step B, the recipient party generates a two-dimension image code that is visually displayed on a display of a reception
payment smartphone;

in step B, the payment smartphone of the paying party captures, by said paying party program module installed on said payment
smartphone the two-dimension image code from the display of the reception payment smartphone;

in step C, the paying party sends to the server via the payment smart phone an encrypted authorization SMS message, the encrypted
authorization SMS message including data contained in the two-dimension image code, comprising the indication of said money
amount,

in step D, the server receives said encrypted authorization SMS message and authorizes or not the payment of the money amount,
wherein, in step B, the reception payment smart phone of the recipient party provides only the visualization of said two-dimension
code to said payment smartphone, and the visualization of said two-dimension code is provided by the reception payment smart
phone without sending any relevant information to the server.

US Pat. No. 9,552,567

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING FLEET CONDITIONS AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT THEREOF

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for determining fleet conditions and operational management thereof, wherein said method is performed by a central
system having at least one computing device including a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor, said method
comprising:
receiving fleet data at the central system from at least one distributed data repository, the fleet data substantially representative
of information associated with a fleet of at least two physical assets;

processing, at the central system, the received fleet data for the fleet of physical assets using at least one process of
a plurality of processes, the plurality of processes assessing the received fleet data into processed fleet data;

determining, at the central system, a fleet condition status for the at least two physical assets using the processed fleet
data and the at least one process of the plurality of processes;

generating, at the central system, a fleet response that is substantially representative of a next operational step for the
fleet of at least two physical assets, wherein using game theory analysis, the next operational step provides an optimal resource
allocation to a first physical asset in the fleet based on resource allocation to other physical assets in the fleet; and

transmitting the fleet response to at least one of a plurality of fleet response recipients.

US Pat. No. 9,552,559

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR VERIFYING THAT ONE OR MORE DIRECTIVES THAT DIRECT TRANSPORT OF A SECOND END USER DOES NOT CONFLICT WITH ONE OR MORE OBLIGATIONS TO TRANSPORT A FIRST END USER

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A computationally-implemented method, comprising:
receiving at least one first directive that directs a transportation vehicle unit to transport at least one first end user;
receiving, while the transportation vehicle unit is en route to or is transporting the at least one first end user, one or
more second directives that direct the transportation vehicle unit to transport one or more second end users while transporting
the at least one first end user; and

verifying that the transportation vehicle unit is able to accommodate transport of at least one of the one or more second
end users while the transportation vehicle unit is transporting the at least one first end user,

wherein at least one of the receiving or verifying is at least partially implemented using at least one processing device.

US Pat. No. 9,552,545

FIXATION FILTER ASSEMBLY

MCLANE RESEARCH LABORATOR...

1. A filter assembly for flow of filtrate comprising:
a. an inlet and outlet for flow of first fluid filtrate containing a biological specimen containing microorganisms having
a density D1 and a reservoir containing a second fluid having a density D2;

b. an interior space for filter media, wherein said filter media divides said interior space into a first interior space proximal
to said inlet and a second interior space proximal to said outlet, said first interior space opposing said second interior
space relative to said filter media wherein said filter media collects said biological specimen;

c. a reservoir plate to partition said reservoir from said second interior space wherein said reservoir plate includes at
least two openings in communication with said reservoir and said second interior space, wherein said second fluid in said
reservoir is a preservative for said biological specimen and is capable of exchange with said first fluid in said interior
space due to differential density of said first and second fluids, wherein:

(1) when said filtrate has a density D1 that is greater than D2, said filtrate flows out of said interior space into said reservoir and said second fluid preservative replaces said filtrate
in said interior space; or

(2) when said filtrate has a density D1 that is less than D2, said second fluid preservative flows from said reservoir into said interior space and said second fluid replaces said filtrate
in said interior space.

US Pat. No. 9,552,499

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR SAFEGUARDING A CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO REPEATED LIGHT ATTACKS

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

15. A method for safeguarding a circuit arrangement with respect to repeated light attacks, the method comprising
detecting a light attack on the circuit arrangement;
initiating, for each light attack detected by the detection circuit, a current flow through a line; and
enabling functioning of a component of the circuit arrangement, depending on the conducting state of the line.

US Pat. No. 9,552,464

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT PROTECTION IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM

Tangentix Limited, Sheff...

1. A computer system, comprising:
a computer server device configured to supply one or more content packages to a client device, wherein each content package
comprises a plurality of asset files, and wherein the client device is configured to store the asset files from the computer
server device, and to generate a virtual environment based on the asset files to be displayed on a display unit associated
with the client device;

a circuit configured to execute a tracker function configured to record a sequence of access requests made by the client device
in relation to the asset files according to progress through the virtual environment, and to distinguish between legitimate
and non-legitimate behaviour according to the recorded sequence of access requests; and

wherein the tracker function is configured to hold a model gathered by observing a population of other client devices which
have progressed through the virtual environment using the asset files, and to compare a current access request in relation
to the asset files by the client device against the model to distinguish between the legitimate and non-legitimate behaviour;
and

wherein the access requests include at least one of:
a file access request made by the client device to access a particular asset file;
a package access request made by the client device to access a content package containing one or more of the asset files;
and

a key access request made by the client device to access a decryption key which decrypts at least one of the asset files or
decrypts a content package containing one or more of the asset files.

US Pat. No. 9,552,459

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING A TASK PLAN INCLUDING TRANSMISSION OF ONE OR MORE TEST MESSAGES

McKesson Financial Holdin...

1. A method comprising:
storing a plurality of test messages from each of a plurality of different source systems, wherein the plurality of test messages
comprise test messages to be captured in an electronic health record;

constructing, with processing circuitry, an interface project that identifies, a source system, an end point and an indication
of the interface type of an interface connecting the source system and end point and that includes a test plan comprised of
one or more test scenarios, each of which includes one or more test messages, wherein constructing an interface project comprises
constructing a test plan identifying an end point and comprising one or more test messages that have been previously stored
and respective anticipated outcomes of each test scenario at the end point following transmission to the end point of the
one or more test messages, wherein the anticipated outcomes include modification of an existing electronic health record in
response to the test message and creation of an electronic health record for a new patient in response to the test message,

wherein constructing the test plan comprises identifying with the processing circuitry, based upon tags associated with the
respective test messages, one or more test messages that have been previously provided by the source system and that have
been previously stored and then receiving a selection by a user from among the one or more test messages one or more test
messages that are to be included in the test plan, wherein the tags are configured to identify the source system, the end
point, a type of test and the anticipated outcome;

in response to a trigger provided by a particular end point following selection of one or more test plans from a presentation,
at the particular end point, of a graphical user interface that allows selection of the one or more test plans awaiting execution
by the particular end point, executing the one or more selected test plans by transmitting the one or more test messages of
the one or more selected test plans to the end point without participation of the plurality of source systems at the time
of test plan execution as a result of prior storage of the plurality of test messages;

receiving feedback regarding the outcome following transmission of the one or more test messages of the one or more selected
test plans to the end point; and

determining whether the one or more selected test plans were successfully executed based upon the feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,552,451

CROSS-HIERARCHY INTERCONNECT ADJUSTMENT FOR POWER RECOVERY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method for cross-hierarchy interconnect adjustment, the method comprising:
determining a chip layout data corresponding to a chip design the chip layout data comprising a plurality of chip components,
a first hierarchy comprising a first subset of the plurality of chip components, and a second hierarchy comprising a second
subset of the plurality of chip components, wherein a first portion of a metal stack of the chip design is assigned to the
first hierarchy and a second portion of the metal stack is assigned to the second hierarchy based on a contract between the
first hierarchy and the second hierarchy;

receiving chip layout data and placing the plurality of chip components based on the first hierarchy, the second hierarchy
and the contract;

assigning higher-level metal resources to a parent hierarchy and lower-level metal resources to the first hierarchy and second
hierarchy, the higher-level metal resources having a first RC value and the lower-level metal resources having a second RC
value, the second RC value being larger than the first RC value;

determining an unused portion of the first portion of the metal stack;
moving an interconnect of the second hierarchy from the second portion of the metal stack that is assigned to the second hierarchy
to the unused portion of the first portion of the metal stack in the chip layout data, the movement of the interconnect being
based on an RC value, slack, congestion, interconnect length and load profile; and

performing power recovery on the chip layout data after moving the interconnect based on an amount of slack margin generated
in the chip design by the moving of the interconnect; and

fabricating a physical chip based on the chip layout data after performing the power recovery.

US Pat. No. 9,552,441

DATABASE MAPPING OF MODELS FOR REPORTING TOOLS IN MODEL DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A model mapping method for models of a model driven development (MDD) environment, the method comprising:
initializing a database table;
selecting a data source storing a modeling framework representation of a model;
executing a first query against an application programming interface (API) of the data source supporting an Eclipse modeling
framework (EMF) object constraint language (OCL) query language to retrieve selected elements of the model and executing a
second query against the API of the data source to retrieve selected attributes of the selected elements of the model; and,

populating rows of the database table with the retrieved selected elements of the model and populating corresponding columns
of the database table with the retrieved selected attributes of the selected elements of the model,

wherein, the API also is enabled to support an EMF extensible markup language (XML) path (XPath) query language instead of
an EMF OCL query language in order to retrieve selected elements of the model such that the second query is executed against
the API of the data source to retrieve selected attributes of the selected elements of the model.

US Pat. No. 9,552,438

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESPONSIVE WEB PAGE DELIVERY BASED ON NETWORK BANDWIDTH

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:
a connection monitoring module comprising one or more processors and configured to determine a bandwidth of a network connection
to a client device involved in a network communication session, the network communication session involving a webpage comprising
a plurality of display elements;

an element selection module configured to select, using the one or more processors, at least one display element from the
plurality of display elements to provide as part of a display of the webpage on the client device based on the bandwidth of
the network connection, the element selection module configured to select the at least one display element by performing operations
including:

dynamically determining a bandwidth value for each display element in the plurality of display elements in response to receiving
a request to view the webpage, and

assigning each display element of the plurality of display elements to one of a plurality of bandwidth ranges based on the
dynamically determined bandwidth value for each display element in the plurality of display elements, the plurality of bandwidth
ranges including a low bandwidth range that includes bandwidth values from 0 kbps to 128 kbps, a moderate bandwidth range
that includes bandwidth values from 128.1 kbps to 1.5 Mbps, and a high bandwidth range that includes bandwidth values from
1.51 Mbps to 247 Mbps,

the element selection module further configured to select the at least one display element from the plurality of display elements
based on the at least one display element being assigned to a bandwidth range corresponding to the bandwidth of the network
connection of the client device involved in the network communication session; and

a user interface module configured to provide instructions to the client device which cause the client device to display the
at least one display element;

wherein the connection monitoring module is further configured to determine an updated bandwidth of the network connection
to the client device involved in the network communication session at a predetermined interval, the predetermined interval
being based on a type of activity involved in the network communication session; and

wherein the user interface module is further configured to provide additional instructions to the client device which cause
the client device to replace the at least one display element with at least one replacement display element based on the updated
bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,552,436

SERVING EXPANDABLE CONTENT ITEMS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
identifying a plurality of slots associated with one or more electronic publications of a resource provider;
determining one or more permitted expansion directions for the identified plurality of slots; and
selecting, by one or more processors, an expandable content item for publishing from one or more content items based at least
in part on the determined one or more permitted expansion directions.

US Pat. No. 9,552,413

INFORMATION-PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, SYSTEM, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RECORDING OR RECOMMENDING CONTENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
circuitry configured to generate a content vector based on meta data of content, the content vector including one or more
aspects of the content;

a storage that stores the content vector and a preference vector that includes one or more aspects of the content that are
preferred by a user, wherein

the preference vector is a weighted preference vector in which the one or more aspects of the preference vector each include
plural sub-vectors, each sub-vector including a number and a word,

the number corresponds to a relative preference of the word with respect to other words in the weighted preference vector,
and

the word represents an identifier for a corresponding sub-vector of the preference vector; and
the circuitry further configured to calculate a cosine difference between the one or more aspects of the preference vector
with corresponding aspects of the content vector,

calculate a degree of similarity between the content vector and the preference vector based on the cosine difference,
generate weighted attribute information by weighting each aspect of the content vector based on the degree of similarity,
assign a larger weight value to an aspect of the one or more aspects of the content vector having a higher degree of similarity,
and select recommended content based on the weighted attribute information.

US Pat. No. 9,552,401

ETL TOOL INTERFACE FOR REMOTE MAINFRAMES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for remote job submission, the method comprising:
responsive to a computer determining that a first job of an extract, transform, load (ETL) job stream accesses a mainframe
operating system, the computer retrieving at least a return code threshold for the first job from a data store;

responsive to determining that an option to build job control language is selected for the first job, the computer generating
job control language for the first job;

the computer submitting the first job to a job reader on the mainframe operating system using a file transfer protocol, wherein
a job reader receives the first job via file transfer protocol (FTP), and submits the received first job to a job scheduler
for execution;

responsive to the computer parsing a retrieved output file of job results, the computer determining a return code for the
first job based, at least in part on, the parsed retrieved output file of job results;

the computer receiving the first job including a selection of a job type;
responsive to determining that the job type of the first job is an ETL job type, the computer receiving a selection of at
least one data source, and one or more data transformation rules;

the computer receiving a selection of at least one data target;
responsive to determining that the mainframe operating system is selected for the at least one data source, or the at least
one data target, or both, the computer receiving one or more job parameters comprising at least the return code threshold
for the first job;

the computer storing the one or more job parameters for the first job in the data store; and
the computer inserting the first job into the job stream.

US Pat. No. 9,552,389

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SEMANTIC SERVICE CORRELATION SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method of service correlation, comprising the steps, performed by a computer in a semantic service
mediation system, of:
receiving a service request that provides one or more input parameters and indicates expected output parameters, wherein the
one or more input parameters and the expected output parameters include objects according to an object-oriented ontology,
wherein an object is defined as an instance of a class;

searching a service repository of available services to identify a candidate service interface set as being a key-based attribute-dependence
correlation service interface set that satisfies the service request received in the receiving step, wherein the candidate
service interface set is a plurality of service interfaces corresponding to some of the available services in the service
repository, wherein the searching step is performed based only on input and output parameters of service interfaces without
describing pre- and post-conditions of individual services, and wherein the searching step includes, for the candidate service
interface set,

querying whether for all input parameters for the candidate service interface set, each input parameter is either included
in the one or more input parameters provided by the service request or else is provided as an output of a service interface
in the candidate service interface set,

querying whether all of the output parameters expected by the service request are provided by the candidate service interface
set, including

querying whether one or more output parameters expected by the service request are not provided by any individual service
interface of the candidate service interface set, and

querying whether outputs of the plurality of service interfaces contain a complete dependence set for each of the one or more
expected output parameters that are not provided by any individual service interface, wherein the complete dependence set
is a collection of depended classes used together to arithmetically calculate a value for an output parameter,

querying whether the plurality of service interfaces forming the candidate service interface set each require an input parameter
that is an object of a key class, including

selecting, from classes corresponding to the one or more input parameters of the service request, one class for designation
as the key class, and

for each service interface in the candidate service interface set, comparing each input parameter of each service interface
for a match to the designated key class at least until a match is found or all input parameters of each service interface
have been compared,

querying whether each of the plurality of service interfaces forming the candidate service interface set contributes a unique
output parameter either for the expected output parameters expected by the service request or for the complete dependence
set, and

identifying the candidate service interface set as being the key-based attribute dependence correlation service interface
set if and only if all of the querying steps return true,

wherein a service interface indicates one or more input parameters required by a corresponding service and indicates one or
more output parameters provided by the corresponding service, and

wherein each service interface of the plurality of service interfaces is alone insufficient to satisfy the service request
received in the receiving step;

generating a microflow from the plurality of service interfaces forming the key-based attribute-dependence correlation service
interface set; and

executing the microflow generated in the generating step to invoke services from the available services in the service repository
to satisfy the service request.

US Pat. No. 9,552,350

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CONVERSATIONS FOR AMBIGUOUS USER INPUT AND GOALS

Next IT Corporation, Spo...

1. A method comprising:
causing a virtual agent to be output to facilitate an interactive session between the virtual agent and a user;
receiving initial user input during the interactive session;
processing the initial user input to determine components for the initial user input and a pattern of the components, the
pattern of the components including at least one of an order of the components or a proximity of the components to each other,
each of the components relating to a term in the initial user input;

determining a concept of the initial user input based at least in part on the pattern of the components;
ending the interactive session between the virtual agent and the user;
starting a subsequent interactive session between the virtual agent and the user;
receiving additional user input during the subsequent interactive session;
using the concept of the initial user input to determine a response for the additional user input; and
causing the virtual agent to output the response for the additional user input.

US Pat. No. 9,552,347

DATA GRID CELL STYLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

CA, Inc., Islandia, NY (...

1. A method for modifying data grid cell display properties, said method comprising:
inserting multiple data entries from a column in a data grid into a data column of a data structure that is logically associated
with and structurally distinct from the data grid;

defining at least one style column in the data structure to include multiple style column entries that each uniquely corresponds
to a single one of the data entries, wherein each of the style column entries comprises a style object that specifies a display
style for a corresponding one of the data entries; and

logically binding each of the style objects with a style control for the column of the data grid and that is rendered in the
data grid, wherein said logically binding applies the display styles specified by the style objects to one or more cells within
the data grid.

US Pat. No. 9,552,330

INDICATING A PAGE NUMBER OF AN ACTIVE DOCUMENT PAGE WITHIN A DOCUMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method of indicating a page number of an active document page within a document, the method comprising:
detecting, by a presentation controller, activation of an active document page on a presentation device by a user;
in response to detecting the activation of the active document page on the presentation device, tracking, by the presentation
controller, an amount of time that the active document page is consecutively active on the presentation device, being consecutively
active including remaining on the active document page until receiving a page change indication from the user;

programming each document page of the document a predetermined threshold that represents a point in time when each document
page of the document remains active longer than desired by one or more users;

determining, by the presentation controller, that the amount of time that the active document page is consecutively active
on the presentation device exceeds the predetermined threshold; and

in response to determining that the predetermined threshold has been exceeded, providing to a target source, by the presentation
controller, a reminder including a page number of the active document page indicating the active document page remains active
on the presentation device after exceeding the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,552,314

MEMORY SYSTEM HAVING FIRST AND SECOND MEMORY DEVICES AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A memory system, comprising:
first and second memory devices, wherein the first memory device is a volatile memory device and the second memory device
is a nonvolatile memory device;

a first memory controller configured to control the second memory device, to store a request signal to access the first memory
device, and to generate an interrupt signal; and

a host configured to receive the request signal in response to the interrupt signal and to cause first data to be transferred
from the second memory device to the first memory device,

wherein first memory controller is configured to generate the interrupt signal if the first data is part of data that is divisionally
stored in the second memory device and a buffer of the first memory controller.

US Pat. No. 9,552,308

EARLY WAKE-WARN FOR CLOCK GATING CONTROL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
logic, implemented at least in part in hardware, to:
generate a request associated with a particular cache record, wherein the request is to be sent to a particular system component
associated with a cache bank over a physical interconnect coupled to a plurality of system components comprising the particular
system component;

send a wake-warn signal over a dedicated wake-warn channel separate from the physical interconnect to indicate to the particular
system component that the request is to arrive, wherein the wake-warn channel comprises a physical channel coupled to the
plurality of system components, the wake-warn signal identifies the particular system component, and wake-warn signals are
to cause a disabled clock to be ungated to an enabled state; and

send the request to the particular system component.

US Pat. No. 9,552,271

ENHANCED DISPATCH FOR INTEGRATED MODULAR AVIONICS SOLUTIONS SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A method for enhanced dispatch of an aircraft, comprising:
receiving a minimum equipment list associated with the aircraft, the minimum equipment list including a plurality of dispatch
critical applications, each of the plurality of dispatch critical applications including at least one dispatch critical application
instance;

receiving a rules set determinative of a first schedule of dispatch critical application instances and at least one second
schedule of dispatch critical application instances, the rules set in compliance with the minimum equipment list;

monitoring a plurality of available processing resources associated with at least one processor of at least one integrated
modular avionics, wherein the at least one processor operates onboard the aircraft and provides each of the at least one dispatch
critical application instance, each available processing resource associated with a respective dispatch critical application
instance of the first schedule and the at least one second schedule;

monitoring each available processing resource associated with the respective dispatch critical application instance of the
first schedule and the at least one second schedule;

determining a non-availability of at least one of the at least one dispatch critical application instance based at least on
monitoring the plurality of the available processing resources associated with the at least one processor and monitoring each
available processing resource associated with the respective dispatch critical application instance of the first schedule;

determining that a phase of operations of the aircraft is a non-critical phase of operations;
enacting at least one of the at least one second schedule of the dispatch critical application instances in accordance with
the rules set upon determining that the phase of operations of the aircraft is the non-critical phase of operations and upon
determining the non-availability of the at least one of the at least one dispatch critical application instance; and

upon enacting the at least one of the at least one second schedule of dispatch critical application instances, statically
allocating processing resources to regain functionality of one or more determined-to-be non-available dispatch critical application
instances of the at least one dispatch critical application instance.

US Pat. No. 9,552,267

SATA RECEIVER EQUALIZATION MARGIN DETERMINATION/SETTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

11. A method for computing, comprising:
during boot up of a computing system,
determining, by a basic input-output system (BIOS) of the computing system, during a power on self test (POST) phase of the
boot up, whether a device is attached to a serial advance technology attachment (SATA) port;

on determining that a device is attached to the SATA port, further determining, by the BIOS, whether a receiver equalization
margin has been set for the device; and

on determining that a receiver equalization margin has not been set for the device, performing a discrete time linear equalization
training to dynamically determine and set the receiver equalization margin for the device.

US Pat. No. 9,552,263

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD TO DYNAMICALLY CHANGE SYSTEM RECOVERIES BASED ON SYSTEM LOAD

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a monitoring module that measures a value of a workload characteristic of a computer system over a period of time;
an error detection module that detects an error in the computer system;
a system workload analysis module that determines a workload level of the computer system by comparing:
the measured value of the workload characteristic of the computer system when the error detection module detected the error
to a highest measured value of the workload characteristic of the computer system during an earlier period of time prior to
the error detection module detecting the error; and

a system recovery module that selects a set of error recovery actions in response to the system workload analysis module determining
the workload level of the computer system,

wherein at least a portion of the monitoring module, the error detection module, the system workload analysis module, and
the system recovery module comprise one or more of hardware and executable code, the executable code stored on one or more
computer readable storage media.

US Pat. No. 9,552,252

METHODS AND APPARATUSES UTILIZING CHECK BIT DATA GENERATION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

16. A method of coding electronic data including:
upon receiving a request to write data in a non-volatile memory circuit,
generating a first check bit field, using an error detection code, based on user data received from a host,
combining the first check bit field with a data address of the user data, and writing the combined first check bit field and
data address of the user data in the non-volatile memory circuit; and

upon receiving a request to retrieve the user data from the non-volatile memory circuit,
generating a second check bit field based on the data address of the user data and data retrieved from a data storage location
identified by the address, and

validating the data retrieved from the data address based on the first check bit field and the second check bit field.

US Pat. No. 9,552,201

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREMENTAL SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. A method comprising:
identifying, by a target device of a software installation, a first file and a second file that are stored on the target device,
wherein the first file is required to execute a first software program previously installed on the target device and the second
file is required to execute a second software program previously installed on the target device;

receiving, by the target device, a list of files that are required to execute a third software program on the target device,
the list of files comprising the first file, the second file, and a third file;

generating, by the target device during runtime, a unique identifier for each of the first file, second file, and third file,
wherein the unique identifier is generated using a hash function applied to contents of the first file, second file, and third
file to generate a first unique identifier, a second unique identifier, and a third unique identifier, respectively;

determining, by the target device, whether files included in the list of files are present on the device to yield a determination,
wherein the determination includes an analysis of the first unique identifier, second unique identifier, and third unique
identifier;

based on the determination, receiving the third file at the target device; and
building, by the target device, the third software program on the target device using the first file, the second file, and
the third file.

US Pat. No. 9,552,112

CAPACITIVE TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL, CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A capacitive touch display panel comprising:
a display panel having a display surface; and
a capacitive touch device disposed on the display surface of the display panel, wherein the capacitive touch device comprising:
at least one opaque bridge line disposed on the display surface of the display panel, the opaque bridge line having a first
linewidth, and the opaque bridge line having two first main borders at two sides;

at least one low reflection pattern layer disposed on the opaque bridge line and located opposite to the display panel, the
low reflection pattern layer having a second linewidth, the low reflection pattern layer having two second main borders at
two sides, wherein the low reflection pattern layer overlaps with the opaque bridge line on a vertical projection direction,
the first linewidth is substantially equal to the second linewidth, and the first main borders is substantially aligned to
the second main borders;

a plurality of first transparent electrodes disposed on the display surface of the display panel along a first direction,
and the opaque bridge line being partially overlapped with the two adjacent first transparent electrodes and the opaque bridge
line being electrically connected with the two adjacent first transparent electrodes;

a plurality of second transparent electrodes disposed on the display surface of the display panel along a second direction;
at least one transparent bridge line disposed on the display surface of the display panel and the at least one transparent
bridge line being electrically connected to the two adjacent second transparent electrodes; and

an insulating pattern layer disposed between the opaque bridge line and the transparent bridge line to electrically isolate
the opaque bridge line from the transparent bridge line, wherein the low reflection pattern layer is disposed between the
insulating pattern layer and the opaque bridge line.

US Pat. No. 9,552,107

INPUTTING FINGERTIP SLEEVE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. An inputting fingertip sleeve comprising:
a sleeve comprising at least one opening, wherein the sleeve comprises an inner surface configured to receive a finger; and
an inputting end, located on the sleeve, wherein the inputting end comprises a supporter and a conductive layer, the supporter
is surrounded and sealed by the conductive layer, the conductive layer comprises a carbon nanotube structure and a conductive
material, the carbon nanotube structure comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, the conductive material coats a surface
of each carbon nanotube to form a coating layer, and an outer surface of the conductive layer is in contact with the inner
surface and configured to be in direct contact with the finger received in the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,552,074

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING USER FEEDBACK OF A GESTURE CAPTURING DEVICE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A system comprising:
a content projector configured to project content onto a projection surface;
a pattern projector configured to project a patterned light onto the projection surface and onto a maneuverable object controlled
by a user;

a capturing device configured to capture reflections of the patterned light coming from the projection surface and the maneuverable
object; and

a computer processor configured to calculate, based on the reflections, at least one of: a relative position and a relative
orientation of at least two of: the projection surface, the maneuverable object, the content projector and the pattern projector,

wherein the computer processor is further configured to provide a feedback to the user, based on the calculated relative positions
and/or orientations and, wherein the feedback relates to an operation of the system, based on the relative position and the
relative orientation, in view of predefined criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,552,069

3D GESTURE RECOGNITION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system, comprising:
a gesture detection assembly including:
a sensor cell array,
a switching network configured to send signals independently to individual sensor cells of the sensor cell array, and
a controller configured to control the switching network to send the signals at different frequencies to the individual sensor
cells of the sensor cell array; and

a gesture recognition component configured to:
determine parameters of an object proximate the sensor cell array from responses of the individual sensor cells to the signals
sent at the different frequencies, and

identify a gesture performed by the object using the parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,552,067

GESTURE INTERPRETATION IN NAVIGABLE ZOOM MODE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:
in an electronic device adapted to display pages and to receive gestures, each page comprising objects and characterized by
a page model relating objects:

displaying a page comprising a plurality of objects;
receiving an instruction from a user to display a zoomed-in view of a first object of the plurality of objects;
displaying at least a portion of the first object zoomed-in to its full width at a first level of magnification;
receiving a gesture from the user;
classifying the received gesture as a first gesture type or a second gesture type, wherein the first gesture type is different
from the second gesture type;

for a gesture of the first gesture type, scrolling vertically at least the portion of the first object;
for a gesture of the second gesture type:
determining a second object of the plurality of objects to display based on the received gesture and the page model; and
ceasing to display at least the portion of the first object at the first level of magnification and displaying at least a
portion of the determined second object zoomed-in to its full width at a second level of magnification that is different from
the first level of magnification,

wherein displaying at least the portion of the determined second object zoomed-in to its full width includes:
determining if the second object precedes or follows the first object in the page model;
in accordance with a determination that the second object follows the first objet in the page model, displaying the top of
the second object;

in accordance with a determination that the second object precedes the first object in the page model, displaying the bottom
of the second object.

US Pat. No. 9,552,057

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for controlling an electronic apparatus, the method comprising:
displaying a content and first voice guide information indicating voice commands available to control the electronic apparatus;
receiving a command to display second voice guide information corresponding to a plurality of external devices connected to
the electronic apparatus;

in response to the received command, displaying the second voice guide information including a plurality of voice commands
corresponding to the plurality of external devices while the content is displayed;

receiving a voice command corresponding to an external device of the plurality of external devices; and
in response to the received voice command, displaying third voice guide information indicating voice commands available to
control the external device corresponding to the received voice command while the content is displayed.

US Pat. No. 9,552,056

GESTURE ENABLED TELEPRESENCE ROBOT AND SYSTEM

FELLOW ROBOTS, INC., San...

1. A telepresence robot comprising:
a mobile platform;
a first robot camera; and
a computer in communication with the platform and the first robot camera, said computer having a processor and computer-readable
memory,

wherein said computer is configured to receive video information from at least one remotely located camera and sensed 3D information
from at least one remotely located 3D sensor, the video information and sensed 3D information signifying a physical body gesture
made by a remotely-located human operator, and wherein said telepresence robot is configured to perform an imitating action
of the physical body gesture made by the remotely-located human operator, and

wherein said computer is further configured to receive video information from the first robot camera comprising a video image
of a person interacting with the telepresence robot and to predict an emotional state of the person based on the received
video information.

US Pat. No. 9,552,047

MULTIPROCESSOR HAVING RUNTIME ADJUSTABLE CLOCK AND CLOCK DEPENDENT POWER SUPPLY

PACT XPP TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A multiprocessor system comprising:
a plurality of data processing units, each of the data processing units:
(a) being programmable; and
(b) being adaptable for sequentially processing data in a clocked manner; and including
(c1) at least one Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), and
(c2) at least one data register set for storing intermediate results in sequential data processing;
at least one bus system for at least interconnecting at least some of the data processing units, each being provided a supply
voltage by a voltage supply;

wherein for at least some of the data processing units, the clock frequency is adjustable at runtime without affecting the
clock frequency of at least one of:

one other of the data processing units, and
the bus system; and
wherein the voltage supply is adapted to supply higher supply voltages for data processing at higher clock frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,552,035

METHOD, NODE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RESET OF TIMERS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a client node in a communications system for resetting of timer units, the client node comprising at least
two timer units, the method comprising:
for each of the timer units:
detecting the timer unit by a timer handling unit,
registering the detected timer unit in a timer inventory by the timer handling unit,
the method further comprising:
determining, by the timer handling unit, which of the at least two timer units expires first,
determining a time T as the latest time at which the determined timer unit will be reset, and
resetting, prior to the time T expiring, at least one of the other timer units with a new reset time based on the time T,
thereby enabling longer radio and CPU sleep periods of the client node between reset of timer units.

US Pat. No. 9,551,937

GRAPHENE SENSOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME AND TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of fabricating a graphene touch sensor, comprising
forming a graphene layer on a substrate;
forming a metal layer on the graphene layer;
coating a photoresist layer on the metal layer;
exposing the photoresist layer by using a gray-scale reticle and developing the exposed photoresist layer to obtain a photoresist
completely removed region, a photoresist partially remained region, and a photoresist completely remained region;

removing the metal layer located in the photoresist completely removed region;
removing the graphene layer located in the photoresist completely removed region;
removing the metal layer located in the photoresist partially remained region;
coating a protective film on the graphene layer located in the photoresist partially remained region; and
striping off the remainder photoresist.

US Pat. No. 9,551,921

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE

DRAPER INC., Spiceland, ...

1. A method of preparing a projection screen to display an image, the method including the steps of:
providing a projection screen including a screen and a frame system, the frame system having a plurality of frame members,
hinges coupling adjacent frame members together, and locks positioned to block movement of the frame members coupled together
by the hinges, each lock having a first lock member and a second lock member,

unfolding the frame system which results in the locks being freely transitioned into locked configurations,
coupling the screen to the frame system, and
positioning the frame system in a substantially vertical position, wherein during the unfolding step, the first lock member
pivots about a pivot axis, the second lock member remains stationary within the frame member, and portions of the locks move
within apertures formed in sides of the plurality of the frame members.

US Pat. No. 9,551,881

RETENTION MECHANISM, DRIVING APPARATUS, AND BLUR CORRECTION APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A retention mechanism comprising:
a fixed part;
a movable part arranged to be movable in relation to the fixed part;
a magnet provided on one of the fixed part and the movable part and having magnetic poles arrayed in a driving direction of
the movable part;

a coil provided on the other one of the fixed part and the movable part and arranged to be opposed to the magnet; and
an elongated narrow magnetic material which is arranged to the other one of the fixed part and the movable part and is arranged
to be opposed to the magnet with the coil inserted between the magnetic material and the magnet so as to form, in combination
with the magnet, a magnetic spring,

wherein the elongated narrow magnetic material is arranged so as to satisfy:
(1) a condition that a longitudinal direction of the elongated narrow magnetic material is an array direction of magnetic
poles of the magnet and is a direction along the driving direction of the movable part driven by the magnet and the coil;
and

(2) a condition that a length of the elongated narrow magnetic material along the longitudinal direction is longer than a
width of the coil in the driving direction and is shorter than the width of the coil in a direction perpendicular to the driving
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,551,876

HEAD UP DISPLAY

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A head up display device for a vehicle, comprising:
an information display unit;
a light sensor; and
an information acquisition unit coupled to the information display unit and to the light sensor, the information acquisition
unit configured to:

obtain light data from the light sensor,
obtain acceleration and speed data of the vehicle,
determine a horizontal display location based on a comparison of the acceleration and speed data of the vehicle with a preset
threshold speed associated with a specific display location,

control the information display unit to display information at the specific display location, and
vary brightness of the displayed information at the specific display location based on the obtained light data.

US Pat. No. 9,551,870

TRANSMISSIVE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSIVE DISPLAY DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A transmissive display device that allows a user to visually recognize a content as a virtual image, comprising:
a display part that displays the content in a predetermined display area;
a light source for image light that forms the content displayed by the display part; and
at least one processor that executes one or more programs to realize one or more functions of:
an image processing part that receives, from one or more external supply sources, input image data representative of the content,
a background color determination part that determines a background color of the input image data received from the one or
more external supply sources; and

a brightness adjustment part that
calculates an intensity of the light source based on the determined background color of the input image data received from
the one or more external supply sources, and

adjusts the intensity of the light source based on the calculated intensity of the light source to facilitate visual recognition
of the content as the virtual image,

wherein the calculating of the intensity of the light source comprises determining whether the background color of the input
image data received from the one or more external supply sources is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,551,861

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:
a display panel comprising a display area configured to display an image, and a peripheral area adjacent to the display area;
and

an optical assembly on the display panel, and overlapping the display area and the peripheral area, the optical assembly comprising:
a supporting member overlapping the peripheral area;
an optical member comprising:
an optical sheet provided in plural and comprising a transparent film therein;
a first face contacting the display area of the display panel;
a second face opposite to the first face and tilted with respect to the first face;
a third face contacting the supporting member and connecting the first face and the second face to each other; and
a fourth face opposite to the third face and connecting the first face and the second face to each other;
a covering member contacting the second face of the optical member and covering the display panel; and
a transparent member between the display panel, the optical member and the covering member, the transparent member defined
by:

a first face thereof contacting the display panel;
a second face thereof opposite to the first face of the transparent member and contacting the covering member;
a third face thereof connecting the first and second faces of the transparent member to each other and contacting the fourth
face of the optical member; and

a fourth face thereof opposite to the third face of the transparent member, connecting the first and second faces of the transparent
member to each other and contacting the covering member, the transparent member continuously extending from the fourth face
of the optical member is wider than each transparent film of the optical sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,551,860

INFRARED-REFLECTIVE FILM

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. An infrared-reflective film mounting body, comprising:
a plurality of frames;
an infrared-reflective film comprising:
a substrate film having two main surfaces composed of a polycycloolefin film; and
an infrared-reflective layer formed on at least one of the two main surfaces of the substrate film; and
one of a transparent glass plate and a transparent plastic plate,
a plurality of edges of the infrared-reflective film are fixed to the plurality of frames,
one of the transparent glass plate and the transparent plastic plate is fixed to the frames with a void interposed between
the transparent glass plate or the transparent plastic plate and the infrared-reflective film, and

the void is filled with air, nitrogen gas or inert gas, or the void is a vacuum.

US Pat. No. 9,551,832

OPTICAL SOURCE WITH A GRATING-ENHANCED RESONATOR

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. An optical source, comprising:
a semiconductor optical amplifier, defined in a semiconductor other than silicon, having a first edge and a second edge, wherein
the semiconductor optical amplifier includes a reflective coating on the first edge, and wherein, during operation, the semiconductor
optical amplifier provides an optical signal at the second edge; and

a photonic chip optically coupled to the semiconductor optical amplifier, wherein the photonic chip includes:
a first optical waveguide having a first end optically coupled to the second edge of the semiconductor optical amplifier and
a second end that, during operation, outputs at least a portion of the optical signal, wherein, during operation, the first
optical waveguide conveys at least the portion of the optical signal;

a second optical waveguide, having a third end and a fourth end, wherein, during operation, the second optical waveguide conveys
at least another portion of the optical signal;

a distributed-Bragg-reflector (DBR) ring resonator, optically coupled to the first optical waveguide and the second optical
waveguide, that, during operation, reflects a tunable wavelength in the optical signal;

a thermal-tuning mechanism thermally coupled to the DBR ring resonator;
a monitor, optically coupled to the fourth end of the second optical waveguide, that, during operation, measures at least
the other portion of the optical signal; and

control logic, electrically coupled to the thermal-tuning mechanism, that, during operation, thermally tunes the tunable wavelength
of the DBR ring resonator based on the measurement of at least the other portion of the optical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,551,805

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A FOREIGN OBJECT IN AN INDUCTIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM VIA COUPLING COEFFICIENT MEASUREMENT

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An inductive wireless power device, comprising:
a transmitter configured to generate an electromagnetic field to a coupling region for wireless power transfer to a receiver;
a predefined coupling coefficient for the wireless power transfer; and
a control logic configured to determine a coupling coefficient of the wireless power transfer when the receiver is within
the coupling region by detecting a change in a wireless power transfer characteristic caused by the receiver at a first time
and a second time, and to determine a presence of a foreign object within the coupling region responsive to a comparison of
the determined coupling coefficient and the predefined coupling coefficient for the wireless power transfer.

US Pat. No. 9,551,804

MOTION DETECTION DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A wearable motion detection device configured for detecting body-to-ground proximity, the device comprising:
a capacitance detection unit arranged to detect body-to-ground capacitance, the capacitance detection unit comprising:
a first electrode arranged to contact a body portion of a monitored user, when the device is worn,
a second electrode that is arranged separately from but operatively connected with the first electrode,
a shield electrode that is arranged to shield the second electrode from the first electrode,
a control unit arranged to detect, under consideration of a body-to-ground capacitance signal provided by the capacitance
detection unit, positional changes of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,551,776

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE A POSITION USING LIGHT SOURCES

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method, comprising:
processing, via a logic circuit, an output of a photodetector based on anticipated codes to identify multiple light sources
from which the photodetector receives light at a first position;

determining, using the logic circuit, locations of the identified light sources; and
determining a location of the first position based on the locations of the identified light sources, wherein determining the
location of the first position comprises:

calculating, for at least three of the anticipated codes, a distance between the photodetector and the light source associated
with the anticipated code based on a time at which the anticipated code was received and an expected time of transmission
by the light source associated with the anticipated code, and

triangulating the location of the first position based on the calculated distances.

US Pat. No. 9,551,775

ENHANCING CLIENT LOCATION VIA BEACON DETECTION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining a first set of measurement data associated with wireless transmissions from one or more beacon devices received
at one or more wireless access points operating in a wireless network;

obtaining a second set of measurement data associated with wireless transmissions between a wireless client device and the
one or more wireless access points, wherein the wireless transmissions between the wireless client device and the one or more
wireless access points are transmitted in accordance with a first wireless protocol;

obtaining a third set of measurement data associated with wireless transmissions from the one or more beacon devices received
at the wireless client device, wherein the wireless transmission from the one or more beacon devices that are received at
the wireless client device are transmitted in accordance with a second wireless communication protocol; and

generating an estimated location of the wireless client device based on the first set of measurement data, the second set
of measurement data, and the third set of measurement data.

US Pat. No. 9,551,756

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A MAXIMUM VOLTAGE VALUE OF A LOAD SIGNAL BY SAMPLING

RENAULT s.a.s., Boulogne...

1. A method for determining a maximum voltage value of a charging signal of at least one battery cell of a motor vehicle,
by sampling at a sampling frequency, the charging signal to be sampled being a rectified sinusoidal charging signal and having
a frequency greater than the sampling frequency, the method comprising:
determining the sampling frequency, a measurement time at the sampling frequency, and an inaccuracy associated with the sampling
frequency and the measurement time at the sampling frequency;

measuring a charging voltage of the charging signal using the determined sampling frequency and using the determined measurement
time; and

determining a maximum of the charging voltage of the charging signal, the maximum of the charging voltage being the maximum
voltage value of the charging signal,

wherein said measuring the charging voltage of the charging signal using the determined sampling frequency undersamples the
charging signal.

US Pat. No. 9,551,754

TEST DEVICE FOR KINETIC SWITCHES AND METHOD OF TESTING KINETIC SWITCHES

Circor Aerospace, Inc., ...

1. A kinetic switch testing system for kinetic switches comprising:
a high speed centrifuge;
a centrifuge speed detector;
a test fixture mounted on the high speed centrifuge, the test fixture including a sensor for sensing a movement of the kinetic
switch from a first position to a second position and a unique identification address corresponding to the sensor;

an RFID system in communication with the test fixture, the RFID system further comprising;
an RFID device, the RFID device having a computer chip in communication with the sensor and receiving a signal from the sensor
indicating movement of the kinetic switch from the first position to the second position, and an antenna,

a scanning antenna in communication with the RFID device, the RFID device communicating the signal from the sensor indicating
movement of the kinetic switch from the first position to the second position and the identification address of the sensor;

a signal analyzer and a memory storage unit;
wherein the scanning antenna is in communication with the signal analyzer and the memory storage unit; and
wherein the signal analyzer and the memory storage unit determine the acceptability of the kinetic switch at the identification
address based on centrifuge speed and a signal indicative of the movement of the kinetic switch from the first position to
the second position and store data related to testing of the kinetic switch.

US Pat. No. 9,551,742

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR OVERCURRENT DETECTION OF POWER SWITCH

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR C...

1. An overcurrent detection circuit for a power switch, the overcurrent detection circuit comprising a sampling circuit operatively
coupled to the power switch and a comparing circuit operatively coupled to the sampling circuit; wherein the sampling circuit
includes:
a sampling Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) operatively coupled to the power switch, wherein the
sampling MOSFET is configured to sample current in the power switch to generate a sampled current;

an amplifier circuit having inputs operatively coupled to the sampling MOSFET and the power switch, the amplifier circuit
including an amplifier output circuit having an operating voltage, wherein the sampling MOSFET and the amplifier circuit are
configured to convert the sampled current into a sampled voltage and provide the sampled voltage to the comparing circuit;
and

a clamping MOSFET operatively coupled in series with the sampling MOSFET and configured to clamp the operating voltage of
the amplifier output circuit and an operating voltage of the comparing circuit; and wherein the comparing circuit is configured
to compare the sampled voltage with a reference voltage, and to output a result of overcurrent detection according to the
comparing.

US Pat. No. 9,551,696

CLEANABILITY ASSESSMENT OF SUBLIMATE FROM LITHOGRAPHY MATERIALS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:
placing a wafer on a wafer hotplate inside a chamber with the wafer being covered by a lithography material;
placing a target in the chamber above the wafer, wherein the target has a starting composition on a target surface thereof;
heating the wafer using a thermal heating process, wherein the lithography material outgases a sublimate that condenses on
the target surface forming a condensation composition;

heating the target using a target hotplate causing the condensation composition to form a polymerization composition, the
polymerization composition having a polymerized sublimate;

applying organic solvents to the target covered by the polymerized sublimate causing a final target surface on the target,
the final target surface having a post-cleaning composition; and

comparing the post-cleaning composition to the starting composition and concluding a cleanability of the polymerized sublimate.

US Pat. No. 9,551,682

HIGH THROUGHPUT BIOCHEMICAL DETECTION USING SINGLE MOLECULE FINGERPRINTING ARRAYS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining a transducer array comprising a plurality of transducer elements, each transducer element comprising at least a
reaction chamber and a fingerprinting region, wherein the fingerprinting region comprises at least one electrode set comprising
a first electrode separated from a second electrode by a nanogap to enable a redox cycling reaction;

providing a latent redox tagged probe molecule, a catalyst, and a target molecule in the reaction chamber of at least one
transducer element; and

flowing a chamber content from the reaction chamber and through the fingerprinting region to detect the redox cycling reaction
in the nanogap between the first and the second electrodes that are biased to identify a corresponding redox-tag;

wherein the providing a latent redox tagged probe molecule, a catalyst, and a target molecule in the reaction chamber comprises
providing (a) redox-tagged amino acids, a protease, and a peptide linker site in the reaction chamber or (b) an enzyme probe
with latent redox tag, and a peptide target in the reaction chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,551,656

ABSORPTION AND SCATTERING EFFECTS SEPARATION FROM DIFFUSE SPECTRUM DATA AND MODEL ESTABLISHMENT AND CONCENTRATION PREDICTION BASED THEREON

TIANJIN SUNRISE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of predicting a change in concentration of a particular component in a medium to be detected with respect to a
reference based on diffuse spectrum data of the medium, the method comprising:
obtaining diffuse spectrum data of the medium at one or more first radial positions;
determining at least one of optical information caused by substantially only a variation in scattering characteristic of the
medium to be detected with respect to the reference or optical information caused by substantially only a variation in absorption
characteristic of the medium to be detected with respect to the reference at one or more second radial positions from the
obtained diffuse spectrum data; and

predicting the change in concentration of the particular component based on the determined optical information.

US Pat. No. 9,551,625

PRESSURE MEASUREMENT DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC., L...

1. A system for measuring pressure in a fluid circuit, comprising:
a disposable fluid circuit portion with first and second ports connected by an internal flow path;
a force measuring apparatus with a force measuring member and an engagement portion, fluid circuit portion being securely
attachable to said engagement portion to immobilize said fluid circuit portion relative to the force measuring apparatus;

force applied to the force measuring member causing a force indication output signal of the force measuring apparatus;
a retention mechanism that releasably holds, to permit replacement thereof, the fluid circuit portion against the engagement
portion by urging it thereagainst to maintain a desired position of the fluid circuit portion relative to the force measuring
apparatus;

the internal flow path being defined in part by a flexible wall portion that is directly connected to the force measuring
member of the force measuring apparatus, the force measuring apparatus being configured to generate a force-indicating signal
responsively to displacement of the force measuring member resulting from displacement of the flexible wall portion;

the flexible wall portion being round and flat, the flexible wall portion and the engagement portion being operable to permit
the flexible wall portion to apply forces in opposing directions effective to indicate positive and negative pressures in
the internal flow path;

wherein the flexible wall portion is of uniform thickness, and shaped to present a smooth internal surface to the internal
flow path;

the internal flow path extending between the access of each port having a hydraulic diameter of no more than 15 mm at all
points therethrough

wherein the fluid circuit portion, including the flexible wall portion, are integral and of the same material such that they
are configured to be molded as a single element.

US Pat. No. 9,551,624

TENSILE FORCE MEASURING DEVICE

Honigmann Industrielle El...

1. A measuring device for measuring the tensile force of a long object including a rope, a belt, or a band comprising:
a wireless signal transmitter including on an input side thereof a measuring transducer with a deflection device for said
long object,

a wireless display device,
wherein said deflection device is partially wrapped by said long object for measurement and acting on a force sensor via said
measuring transducer, a resultant force Fres exerted on the deflection device by said long object being applied to the force sensor, whereby an electrical signal corresponding
to the level of the resultant force Fres is produced which is converted into a display signal for the wireless display device through an electronic circuit,

wherein the measuring device is constructed as mobile measuring device comprising two mobile usable components which are separated
from one another in use, wherein a first component of the two components is the wireless signal transmitter and a second component
of the two components is the wireless display device, and

wherein a signal transmission path is established from the measuring transducer up to the wireless display device and is configured
in such a manner as to shut away all signal lines vulnerable to getting caught in said long object, said signal transmission
path additionally being wireless between the wireless signal transmitter and the wireless display device, through a transmission
device on the wireless signal transmitter and an associated receiving device of the wireless display device.

US Pat. No. 9,551,590

GESTURE-BASED INFORMATION AND COMMAND ENTRY FOR MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of receiving input into a vehicle from a user, said method comprising the steps of:
providing a surface within reach of a hand of the user;
sensing a plurality of locations on the surface that are touched by the user;
determining an alphanumeric character having a shape most similar to the plurality of touched locations on the surface;
transmitting an input to an electronic system of the vehicle, the input being dependent upon the determined alphanumeric character;
informing the user of the alphanumeric character and/or a word in which the alphanumeric character is included; and
receiving feedback from the user regarding whether the alphanumeric character and/or word is an alphanumeric character and/or
word that the user intended to be determined in the determining step,

wherein the sensing and determining steps are repeated until a word formed by the alphanumeric characters is identified, the
informing step comprising audibly or visually informing the user of the identified word.

US Pat. No. 9,551,588

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO DETERMINE CONSUMER LOCATIONS BASED ON NAVIGATIONAL VOICE CUES

THE NIELSEN COMPANY, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
identifying, by executing an instruction with a processor, a route point designated by a navigational voice cue output by
a navigation system providing directions to an operator of a vehicle; and

determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, at least one of a location or an anticipated location of an occupant
of the vehicle based on the route point.

US Pat. No. 9,551,587

NAVIGATION DEVICE AND NAVIGATION METHOD CAPABLE OF PRESENTING PROMPT INFORMATION WITH DIFFERENT LIGHT EFFECTS

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A method for presenting prompt information on a navigation device, comprising the following steps:
a satellite signal receiving module of the navigation device receiving a positioning signal;
a control unit of the navigation device controlling a display module of the navigation device to display a navigation map
on a map region of the display module according to the positioning signal;

the control unit of the navigation device controlling a prompt region to emit light in different color lights or in different
presenting ratios according to guidance information about navigation route, so as to present a distance from a current position
of the navigation device to a next turn planned by a navigation route;

the control unit of the navigation device controlling the prompt region to emit light in different arrow directions or in
different presenting positions according to the guidance information about navigation route, so as to present a turn direction
of the next turn planned by the navigation route;

a traffic information receiving unit of the navigation device receiving traffic information, the traffic information corresponding
to navigation route real-time traffic information or information about navigation event; and

the control unit of the navigation device controlling the prompt region to present prompt information with different light
effects according to the traffic information.

US Pat. No. 9,551,510

SLIDER CLIP AND PHOTOVOLTAIC STRUCTURE MOUNTING SYSTEM

First Solar, Inc., Perry...

1. A device for holding at least one photovoltaic structure to a support element, said device comprising:
a frame having a bottom extension for securing the device to the support element, a top extension for holding the at least
one photovoltaic structure to the support element and a sidewall connecting one end of the bottom extension to one end of
the top extension; and

a holding element having a vertical barrier abutting the sidewall of the frame and connecting one end of a top section to
one end of a bottom section, the top section being adjacent to an underside of the top extension of the frame and the bottom
section extending from the vertical barrier in a same direction as the top section, the holding element further including
a flat middle section fixedly connected to the bottom section and extending beyond the vertical barrier in a direction opposite
the bottom section, the flat middle section being located below the bottom extension of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,551,498

INDOOR UNIT OF AIR CONDITIONER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE AIR CONDITIONER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An indoor unit of an air conditioner comprising:
a housing provided with a circular opening at a front side thereof;
a circular plate disposed to cover a central portion of the circular opening;
a ring-shaped discharge outlet comprising a circumferential portion of the circular opening that surrounds the circular plate;
a drive motor coupled to a rear side of the circular plate;
a fan disposed at a rear side of the drive motor coupled to be driven by the drive motor, the fan configured to rotate to
discharge air toward the ring-shaped discharge outlet;

a first guide unit arranged at a rear side of the circular plate and configured to guide air to the ring-shaped discharge
outlet such that air is discharged through the ring-shaped discharge outlet;

a second guide unit disposed inside the housing and extending to the circular opening to guide air to the ring-shaped discharge
outlet;

at least one suction inlet formed at a rear side of the housing; and
at least one heat exchanger disposed in the housing,
wherein the first guide unit is provided with a shape of a cylinder having one end thereof closed, a diameter of the cylinder
decreasing as the cylinder extends inward from the circular plate,

the second guide unit is provided with a shape of a circular duct, a diameter of the circular duct decreasing as the circular
duct extends inward from the circular plate,

a flow passage is defined between the first guide unit and the second guide unit, and air discharged forward through the flow
passage diverges in a plurality of directions from the ring-shaped discharge outlet,

the second guide unit is extended closer to the circular opening further than the first guide unit,
a decreasing rate of a diameter of a front portion of the cylinder of the first guide unit is larger than a decreasing rate
of a diameter of a central portion of the circular duct of the second guide unit,

the first guide unit is rotatably coupled to a rotating shaft of the drive motor, and
the fan comprises a plurality of blades coupled to the first guide unit and the outer circumferential surface of the first
guide unit.

US Pat. No. 9,551,493

OVEN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An oven comprising:
a cooking chamber to cook food;
a machine chamber disposed next to at least one side of the cooking chamber and accommodating an electronic component;
a cooling fan unit disposed at an inside of the machine chamber to cool the machine chamber; and
a fluid passage guide communicating with an inside the cooking chamber and an inside of the cooling fan unit such that a fluid
of the inside of the cooking chamber is introduced to the inside of the cooling fan unit, the fluid guide comprising:

a first fluid passage;
a second fluid passage; and
a third fluid passage,
wherein:
the cooling fan unit comprises:
a cooling fan configured to suck a fluid of the inside the machine chamber and blow the fluid;
a first outlet to allow the fluid blown by the cooling fan to be discharged to an outside of the cooling fan unit therethrough;
a flow control hole; and
a second outlet to allow a fluid from the cooking chamber and the blown fluid introduced through the flow control hole and
passing through the third fluid passage of the fluid passage guide to be discharged to the inside of the cooling fan unit
through the second fluid passage, and

the flow control hole to guide a controlled volume of the fluid discharged through the second outlet, by allowing introduction
of a portion of the blown fluid of the inside of the cooling fan unit to the third fluid passage of the fluid passage guide,
and

the portion of the blown fluid is to be pushed from the cooling fan unit into the fluid passage guide to cause the fluid of
the inside of the cooking chamber to be pulled from the cooking chamber into the first fluid passage of the fluid passage
guide and discharged into the cooling fan unit where the cooling fan unit discharges the fluid outside the cooling fan unit.

US Pat. No. 9,551,479

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ILLUMINANT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

14. A method for producing a light-emitting means, comprising the following steps:
providing an optoelectronic semiconductor component part comprising a housing body, at least one light-emitting diode chip,
which is arranged in the housing body, and at least two electrical connection points, which are arranged on a lower side of
the optoelectronic semiconductor component part;

providing a connection carrier comprising at least two contact points, which are arranged on an upper side of the connection
carrier;

providing a positioning apparatus, which is in direct contact with the connection carrier and/or the optoelectronic semiconductor
component part;

providing a connecting means between the connection points of the optoelectronic semiconductor component part and the contact
points of the connection carrier; and

mechanically fastening and electrically connecting the optoelectronic semiconductor component part on the connection carrier
by means of the connecting means,

wherein the positioning apparatus keeps the optoelectronic semiconductor component part within a tolerance range on the upper
side of the connection carrier during the mechanical fastening and electrical connection, and

wherein during the mechanical fastening and electrical connection the optoelectronic semiconductor component part floats on
the connecting means in such a way that it abuts the positioning apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,551,475

RETROREFLECTIVE ARTICLES AND DEVICES HAVING VISCOELASTIC LIGHTGUIDE

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An electronic device comprising a keypad, the keypad comprising:
a light source;
a viscoelastic lightguide, comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive core, wherein light emitted by the light source enters
the pressure sensitive adhesive core and is transported within the core by total internal reflection; and

a retroreflective film suitable for retroreflecting light, wherein light being transported within the viscoelastic lightguide
is extracted from the lightguide and retroreflected from a structured surface of the retroreflective film.

US Pat. No. 9,551,409

SUPER CHARGER COMPONENTS

ZPE LICENSING INC., Teme...

1. A pulley for transmitting rotational motion between first and second rotating shafts of a continuously variable transmission
with a belt, the pulley being fixed to the first rotating shaft, the pulley comprising:
first and second parts being traversable closer to or further away from each other, each of the first and second parts mounted
onto the first rotating shaft of the continuously variable transmission, each of the first and second parts having a skewed
surface which interfaces with the belt and collectively forms a groove, a laser induced friction surface applied to a portion
of the skewed surfaces of the first and second parts which engage the belt during operation of the continuously variable transmission,
the first and second parts fabricated from a metallic material; and

the laser induced friction surface applied solely to the skewed surfaces of the first and second parts.

US Pat. No. 9,551,367

STRUCTURE OF BACK CLIP OF TOOL BOX

1. A tool box, comprising a main body and a back clip, wherein:
the main body comprises a box adapted to receive and hold therein hand tools, the main body having a back side that comprises
two positioning pillars projecting outward therefrom, the two positioning pillars each having an inside surface in which a
slide channel is formed, the back side of the main body comprising a hollowed opening formed therein, a spring plate being
provided in and connected to the hollowed opening to extend in an incline, the spring plate having a free distal end that
forms a retaining engagement section; and

the back clip comprises a thin plate, the back clip having two opposite lateral side edges each comprising a wing section
formed thereon, the two wing sections being respectively and slidably receivable in the slide channels of the main body to
allow the back clip to be movable, in a limited manner, in a vertical direction along the back side of the main body, the
back clip comprising a hanging hole formed therein, the hanging hole having a width that is greater than a width of the spring
plate of the back side of the main body, the back clip comprising a retention slot formed in a middle portion of an inside
surface thereof, a projecting wall being arranged at a lower side of the retention slot, the back clip having a lower portion
that comprises an insertion end;

wherein with above assembly, a tool box that is carryable and usable in a hung or attached form is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,551,322

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING OPERATION OF A WIND FARM

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for optimizing operation of a wind farm, comprising:
receiving historical values corresponding to at least some historic wake parameters for wind turbines in the wind farm;
identifying reference sets of interacting wind turbines from the wind turbines based on the historical values;
determining one or more historical wake models for the reference sets of interacting wind turbines based on the historical
values;

receiving new values corresponding to at least some new wake parameters for wind turbines in the wind farm;
identifying new sets of interacting wind turbines from the wind turbines based on the new values;
developing a farm-level predictive wake model for the new sets of interacting wind turbines based on the new values and the
historical wake models;

adjusting one or more control settings for at least the new sets of interacting wind turbines based on the farm-level predictive
wake model; and

controlling the new sets of interacting wind turbines based on the adjusted one or more control settings.

US Pat. No. 9,551,276

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SURGE CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for a boosted engine comprising directing additional compressor recirculation flow, in excess of a nominal compressor
recirculation flow, from upstream of a throttle to a compressor inlet via a compressor recirculation valve, said additional
compressor recirculation flow based on a filtered difference between a minimum desired compressor flow to reduce compressor
surge and existing airflow through said throttle.

US Pat. No. 9,551,248

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO RECOVER EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION COOLERS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. Apparatus for mitigating fouling within a heat exchanger device, comprising:
an internal combustion engine fluidly coupled to an intake gas manifold upstream of the engine and an exhaust gas manifold
downstream of the engine; and

an external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) circuit fluidly coupled to the exhaust gas manifold at a first end and configured
to selectively route back exhaust gas flow as EGR flow into the intake gas manifold at a second end, the EGR circuit including:

the heat exchanger device for cooling the EGR flow prior to entering the intake gas manifold, and
a surface deposit removing device configured to remove surface deposit build-up from within the heat exchanger device when
the surface deposit removing device is activated; and

a control module configured to:
monitor a pressure differential across the heat exchanger device;
compare the monitored pressure differential to a threshold pressure differential;
monitor engine operating conditions including a velocity of the exhaust gas flow, and an operating state of an EGR valve;
compare the monitored velocity of the exhaust gas flow to a threshold exhaust gas flow velocity;
determine whether opportunistic conditions are present based on the monitored engine operating conditions, including:
when the EGR valve is in a closed state the opportunistic conditions are present;
when the EGR valve is not in a closed state the opportunistic conditions are present when the engine operating conditions
indicate that cooling of the EGR flow is not required, or that EGR is not being used; and

activate the surface deposit removing device when the monitored pressure differential exceeds the threshold pressure differential;
the monitored velocity of the exhaust gas flow exceeds the threshold exhaust gas flow velocity; and the opportunistic conditions
are present.

US Pat. No. 9,551,223

FLUID STREAM DRIVEN WOBBLE PLATE MOTOR

1. A wobble plate motor comprising
a shaft having a first section mounted for rotation about an axis and a bent shaft end rigid with the first section and inclined
to the rotational axis;

a circular disc journalled on the bent shaft end for movement therewith; and
a planar base abutting the circular disc and surrounding the axis, the planar base being inclined to the circular disc;
a blade assembly on the bent shaft end providing a force to the circular disc, the blade assembly being configured to provide
a force offset relative to the axis;

the circular disc being mounted to nutate on the planar base so that application of an eccentric force to the circular disc
causes the circular disc to nutate on the planar base and rotatably drive the first shaft section about the axis, the blade
assembly nutating with the circular disc.

US Pat. No. 9,551,134

DOMESTIC-WATER SUPPLY AND WITHDRAWAL SYSTEM FOR A WASHSTAND AND SAMPLING VALVE FOR SUCH A SYSTEM

1. A domestic-water supply and withdrawal system for a washstand with wall-mountable angle valves (16, 18) for cold and hot water and a washstand fitting (10) which is coupled in flow communication with the associated angle valves (16, 18) via pipe or tubing sections (12, 14),
wherein a sampling valve (2) is arranged between the cold-water and/or hot-water angle valve (16, 18) and the washstand fitting (10);

wherein a backflow preventer (6) is arranged between the sampling valve (2) and the washstand fitting (10); and

wherein the backflow preventer (6) is secured via a retaining ring (42) to a housing (4) of the sampling valve (2).

US Pat. No. 9,551,131

POWER SYSTEM HAVING CLUTCH-BASED FUEL CONTROL MODES

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A power system for a mobile machine having a work tool, the power system comprising:
an engine;
a transmission connected to the engine through a torque converter;
a first input device configured to generate a first signal indicative of an operator-desired output of the engine;
a second input device configured to generate a second signal indicative of an operator-desired movement of the work tool;
a pump configured to pressurize fluid used to lift the work tool;
a sensor configured to generate a third signal indicative of an actual speed of the engine; and
a controller in communication with the engine, the first input device, the sensor, and the second input device, the controller
being configured to:

selectively enable and disable a lockup clutch of the torque converter based on the second signal;
increment a load timer when the second signal indicates a desire to lift the work tool at a speed below the first threshold
speed;

determine if the pump is saturated when the second signal indicates a desire to lift the work tool at the speed below a first
threshold speed;

selectively increment a pump timer based on saturation of the pump;
determine when the lockup clutch is enabled; and
selectively disable the lockup clutch based on the pump timer, the load timer, and the third signal.

US Pat. No. 9,551,130

BLADE STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A WORK VEHICLE

1. A work vehicle comprising:
a chassis;
a ground-engaging blade movably connected to the chassis via a linkage configured to allow the blade to be raised or lowered
relative to the chassis;

a sensor connected to the chassis at a fixed relative position to the chassis and configured to provide a pitch signal indicative
of a rotational velocity in a pitch direction; and

a controller configured to:
receive the pitch signal; and
send a command to raise or lower the blade, the command based on a first gain and the pitch signal when the pitch signal indicates
rotational velocity in a first direction, the command based on a second gain and the pitch signal when the pitch signal indicates
rotational velocity in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,551,121

BASE INSERT FOR TRAFFIC DELINEATOR POSTS

1. A detachable base insert for use with a traffic delineator post assembly, the traffic delineator post assembly comprising
a tubular post member and a post base comprising a central opening configured to receive the tubular post member, the base
insert configured to couple to a bottom portion of the post member to prevent contact between the tubular post member and
a ground surface, thereby reducing wear on the tubular post member, the base insert comprising:
a tubular insert member configured to be disposed within an interior wall of the bottom portion of the tubular post member;
a plurality of protrusions disposed on the tubular insert member along a pathway extending an entire circumference of the
tubular insert member, the plurality of protrusions configured to contact the interior wall and deform the tubular post member
to enhance friction between the protrusions and tubular post member, thereby improving retention of the tubular insert member
within the tubular post member; and

a base ring coupled to a bottom portion of the tubular insert member, wherein the base ring is configured to serve as a barrier
between the bottom of the tubular post member and the ground surface, thereby minimizing surface wear of the tubular post
member.

US Pat. No. 9,551,105

CONTROLLING METHOD OF A DRYER AND A DRYER WITH THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A controlling method of a dryer, the controlling method comprising:
performing a drying process by supplying hot air to a drum to remove water from laundry;
measuring a drying time period, wherein the drying time period is determined to be an amount of time taken to perform the
drying process completely;

determining an amount of laundry based on the drying time period; and
supplying fine droplets of water to the drum according to the determined amount of laundry after the drying process is completed
to release or remove wrinkles from the laundry,

wherein said supplying of fine droplets of water comprises determining a moisture supply time period according to the determined
amount of laundry and supplying fine droplets of water during the moisture supply time period.

US Pat. No. 9,551,103

METHOD TO DETECT THE TYPE OF A LOAD IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of determining a laundry load fabric type in a clothes washing machine having a treating chamber containing an
un-wetted laundry load, a rotatable laundry mover, and a motor operably coupled to the rotatable laundry mover, the method
comprising:
prior to wetting of the laundry load, applying a perturbation force to the un-wetted laundry load in the treating chamber
by rotating the laundry mover with the motor;

determining, by a controller, a response to the perturbation force during the rotating of the laundry mover; and
determining, by the controller, the laundry load fabric type based on the determined response; and
selectively providing a liquid to the treating chamber based on the determined laundry load fabric type.

US Pat. No. 9,551,102

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to an automatic cycle of operation comprising:
a cabinet having at least one planar panel defining an interior, the at least one planar panel having a first portion lying
along a major plane and a second portion lying along a minor plane that is spaced inwardly from the major plane;

a vessel suspended within the interior and having an outer periphery with a curved portion; and
an embossed pattern provided on the at least one panel and comprising:
a center formation;
a valley comprising a channel that extends continuously around the center formation and that is spaced inwardly from the major
plane;

an inner slope connecting the valley to the center formation;
an outer slope connecting the valley to the first portion of the planar panel lying along the major plane; and
at least one curved portion located in the valley between the major and minor planes that curves outwardly away from the interior
and extends vertically along the at least one planar panel, the at least one curved portion confronting the curved portion
of the vessel and having a radius of curvature that complements the curved portion of the vessel;

wherein the vessel projects beyond the second portion of the at least one panel such that the curved portion of the vessel
lies within the at least one curved portion between the major and minor planes of the at least one panel.

US Pat. No. 9,551,063

FABRICATION SYSTEM AND A FABRICATION METHOD OF A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A fabrication method of a light emitting device, comprising:
placing a substrate in a film-formation chamber, over a first crucible;
evaporating a material from an evaporation source comprising the first crucible in the film-formation chamber, an opening
of the first crucible facing the substrate;

depositing a layer comprising the material over the substrate in the film-formation chamber by line-of-sight transfer from
the opening of the first crucible to the substrate and through a mask interposed between the substrate and the first crucible;
and

cleaning the mask inside of the film-formation chamber after completion of the deposition, by using a plasma generating unit
provided in the film-formation chamber,

wherein during evaporation the substrate is rotated around a vertical axis while the first crucible is moved in a horizontal
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,550,972

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED CELL CULTURING

General Electric Company,...

1. A bioreactor, comprising:
a culture vessel for seeding and culturing cells by adding a cell-culture medium,
wherein the culture vessel comprises at least a side wall and a bottom surface;
wherein the culture vessel is configured such that a specific heat transfer area (sHTA) and a specific gas transfer area (sGTA)
of the culture vessel are constant with respect to a change in a volume of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel,
and

wherein the specific heat transfer area at a height h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel is defined by equation
(1) and the specific gas transfer area at a height h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel is defined by equation
(2):

sHTA(h)=HTA(h)/V(h)  equation (1), and

sGTA(h)=GTA(h)/V(h)  equation (2),

wherein sHTA(h) is a specific heat transfer area for a height h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel, HTA(h) is
a heat transfer area for the height h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel, V(h) is a volume of the cell-culture
medium for the height h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel, sGTA(h) is a specific gas transfer area at the height
h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel, and GTA(h) is an area of a top surface of the cell-culture medium at the
height h of the cell-culture medium in the culture vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,550,871

SUSTAINABLE HYBRID ORGANIC AEROGELS AND METHODS AND USES THEREOF

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. An aerogel comprising:
a water-soluble organic polymer having a weight-average molecular weight
ranging from about 15,000 to about 150,000 Da,
cellulose nanofibrils and/or nanocrystals, and
water-soluble graphene oxide,
wherein the water-soluble polymer, and the cellulose nanofibrils and/or nanocrystals are cross-linked to each other with a
crosslinker such that the water-soluble organic polymer is no longer water-soluble; and wherein the aerogel has a density
of not more than about 100 kg/m3 and a compressive modulus of about 50 kPa to about 500 kPa.

US Pat. No. 9,550,802

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MACROLIDES

1. A compound represented by the formula:

whereinR1=P(?O)(OH)2, S(?O)2(OH), a saccharide or C(?O) -R3, wherein R3=(CH2)2—C(?O)OH or an amino acid;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or formaldehyde adduct thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,550,763

HETEROCYCLIC RING AND CARBOCYCLIC DERIVATIVE

1. A compound of Formula (I):

wherein
Formula (I) is a group represented by the formula:

R1b is a hydrogen atom, carboxy, hydroxy, halogen, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy,
substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio,
substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic
heterocyclic group, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted
or unsubstituted aryloxy, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylthio, substituted
or unsubstituted cycloalkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclylthio, substituted or unsubstituted
arylthio, substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyloxycarbonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxycarbonyl, substituted or
unsubstituted aryloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted
or unsubstituted carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted imino, or substituted or
unsubstituted amino;

R2b, R3b, and R5b are each independently a hydrogen atom, carboxy, hydroxy, halogen, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted
or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclic group, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted
or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted
or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy,
substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic
heterocyclylthio, substituted or unsubstituted arylthio, substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylthio, substituted or unsubstituted
alkyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted cycloalkyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted
non-aromatic heterocyclyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxycarbonyl,
substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted
or unsubstituted imino, or substituted or unsubstituted amino;

R6 is a group represented by the formula:


wherein ?V1—V2?V3—V4?V5- is a group selected from the following (i)-(p) and (p?):

(i): ?C(RA?)—C(RA)?C(RB)—C(RC)?C(RC?)—;

(j): ?N—C(RA)?C(RB)—C(RC)?C(RC?)—;

(k): ?C(RA?)—N?C(RB)—C(RC)?C(RC?)—;

(l): ?C(RA?)—C(RA)?N—C(RC)?C(RC?)—;

(m): ?C(RA?)—N?N—C(RC)?C(RC?)—;

(n): ?N—C(RA)?C(RB)—C(RC)?N—;

(o): ?N—N?C(RB)—C(RC)?C(RC?)—;

(p): ?C(RA?)—N?C(RB)—N?C(RC?)—; and

(p?): ?N—C(RA)?C(RB)—N?C(RC?)—;

RA, RA?, RB, R and RC? are each independently a hydrogen atom, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or
unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, carboxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclic group, substituted
or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyloxy, substituted or
unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy,
or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy;

wherein =T1-T2=T3-T4- is a group selected from the following (q)-(t):

(q): ?C(RD?)—C(RD)?C(RE)—S—;

(r): ?C(RD?)—C(RD)?C(RE)—O—;

(s): ?N—C(RD)?C(RE)—S—; and

(t): ?N—C(RD)?C(RE)—O—;

RD, RD? and RE are each independently a hydrogen atom, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or
unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, carboxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclic group, substituted
or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyloxy, substituted or
unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy,
or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy;

wherein =G1-G2-G3=G4- is a group selected from the following (u)-(x):

(u): ?C(RF?)—S—C(RF)—C(RF?)—;

(v): ?C(RF?)—O—C(RF)—C(RF?)—;

(w): ?C(RF?)—S—C(RF)?N—; and

(x): ?C(RF?)—O—C(RF)?N—;

RF, RF? and RF? are each independently a hydrogen atom, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or
unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, carboxy, substituted or unsubstituted
alkyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclic group, substituted
or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyloxy, substituted or
unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy,
or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy;

R50, R50?, R51, R51?, R52, R53, R54, R54?, R55, R55?, R56, R56?, R57, R57?, R58, R59, R60, R61, R62, R62?, R63 and R63? are each independently a hydrogen atom, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxy,
or substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy;

R16 is a hydrogen atom, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkynyl or substituted or unsubstituted acyl;

R7 is a group represented by the formula:


wherein
ring D is benzene, pyridine, pyrimidine, pyrazine or pyridazine;
carbon atom a and carbon atom b are carbon atoms which constitute ring D;
-M- is —O—, —S—, —N(R10)—, or —C(R10a)(R10b)—;

R10 is a hydrogen atom, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkynyl or substituted or unsubstituted acyl;

R10a and R10b are each independently a hydrogen atom, halogen, hydroxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy
or substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxy;

ring B is an aromatic carbocyclic ring, a non-aromatic carbocyclic ring, an aromatic heterocyclic ring or a non-aromatic heterocyclic
ring;

s and s? are each independently integers of 0 to 3;
R9 are each independently halogen, hydroxy, carboxy, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxy,
substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkenylthio,
substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxycarbonyl,
substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted
carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted sulfonyl, substituted sulfinyl,
substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic
heterocyclic group, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted
or unsubstituted aryloxy or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy;

R9? are each independently halogen, hydroxy, carboxy, cyano, nitro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxy,
substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkenylthio,
substituted or unsubstituted alkynylthio, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxycarbonyl,
substituted or unsubstituted alkenyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyloxycarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted
carbamoyl, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted or unsubstituted sulfamoyl, substituted sulfonyl, substituted sulfinyl,
substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic
heterocyclic group, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted non-aromatic heterocyclyloxy, substituted
or unsubstituted aryloxy or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryloxy,

provided that
(i) a compound represented by Formula (I)
wherein a group represented by the formula:

R7 is 4-(6-methyl-3-pyridyl)oxy-phenyl, 4-(5-fluoro-3-pyridyl)oxy-phenyl or 4-(5-fluoro-6-methyl-3-pyridyl)oxy-phenyl, and R2b is substituted or unsubstituted amino;

(viii) the following compounds:

wherein “Me” is methyl, “Et” is ethyl, “Ph” is phenyl, and “Ac” is acetyl, are excluded,
or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt.