US Pat. No. 9,294,280

LOCATION VERIFICATION IN QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS

1. A method of verifying the location of a communication transceiver at a location to be verified, said method comprising:
using quantum communication channels;
differentiating a first set of signals and a second set of signals;
wherein the differentiating includes using a plurality of communications transceivers at a plurality of different known locations
along with a set of states of particles and applying unitary transforms within said states of particles said transforms having
the significance of ensuring that a random sequence encoded within the said set of states of particles can only be received
and responded to correctly within a certain time bound by a receiver at the location to be verified;

with at least two communications transceivers at different known locations having a secure channel therebetween;
transmitting said set of states of particles, with at least some states of particles being transmitted using said quantum
communication channels;

verifying the location of said communication transceiver at a location to be verified based on receiving the first set of
signals at at-least one of the plurality of communication transceivers, with the first set of signals not having a delay or
content being inconsistent with the communication transceiver at a location to be verified actually being at the location
to be verified, said first set of signals being related to the said states of particles;

wherein the differentiating further includes receiving the second set of signals at the at-least one of the plurality of communication
transceivers based on the second set of signals having at least one of delay and content being inconsistent with the communication
transceiver at a location to be verified actually being at the location to be verified; recognizing the second set of signals
as representing a risk of malicious behavior.

US Pat. No. 9,294,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING A GROUP KEY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A key update method of encrypting multicast data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by an apparatus, information on group entry times and group entry times of users entering newly a certain group
including at least one subgroup;

sorting, by the apparatus, the users into the at least one subgroup based on the group entry and departure times;
sending, by the apparatus, the users a group key of the group and subgroup keys of the corresponding subgroups respectively;
updating, by the apparatus, when a user departs from the group, the subgroup key of the subgroup from which the user departs
and the group key, and

transmitting, by the apparatus, the updated subgroup key and group key to the users remained in the group.

US Pat. No. 9,294,178

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING FOR BEAM FORMING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A receiver comprising:
a plurality of switches connected to a plurality of antennas and configured to connect the plurality of antennas to a plurality
of reception paths;

a plurality of Phase Shifters (P/Ss) configured to shift a phase of each of a plurality of Radio Frequency (RF) signals received
via the plurality of reception paths;

a combiner configured to combine the plurality of phase-shifted RF signals to one RF signal;
a quadrature signal generator configured to generate differential I/Q (inphase and quadrature) signals for converting the
combined RF signal to a baseband signal; and

a down-mixer configured to:
convert the combined RF signal to the baseband signal using the differential I/Q signals, and
output the baseband signal to a modem.

US Pat. No. 9,294,168

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting channel state information of a terminal, the method comprising:
receiving a first channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) and a second CSI-RS from a base station;
generating channel state information (CSI) based on both the first CSI-RS and the second CSI-RS; and
transmitting the CSI to the base station,
wherein the CSI includes at least one of a channel quality indicator (CQI) or a rank indicator (RI) based on both the first
CSI-RS and the second CSI-RS.

US Pat. No. 9,294,161

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE COORDINATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for operating an interference coordinating entity (ICE), the method comprising:
partitioning, by the ICE, a cloud radio access network (CRAN) cluster by:
grouping, according to a partitioning criterion, transmission points (TPs) serving user equipments (UEs) into at least one
virtual transmission point (V-TP) to produce a V-TP set, wherein the UEs to be served are preferably offset from a V-TP boundary;

adjusting the partitioning criterion; and
repeating the partitioning to produce a plurality of V-TP sets;
saving, by the ICE, V-TP information to a memory;
for each V-TP set,
scheduling the UEs that can be served by the TPs for the V-TP set, and
determining a merit measurement for the UEs that have been scheduled for the V-TP set;
selecting one of the merit measurements to determine a V-TP configuration for the CRAN cluster; and
causing, by the ICE, at least one of the TPs to communicate to at least one of the UEs according to parameters of the V-TP
configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,294,033

MODULAR, SELF SUPPORTING EXTERIOR ENCLOSURE SYSTEM WITH INSULATING, EVACUATED TUBES HAVING SOLAR COLLECTOR RODS

1. A modular wall system, comprising:
a plurality of thermally isolated glass tubes, the thermally isolated glass tubes comprising:
a glass tubular outer layer thermally isolated from a corresponding glass tubular inner layer and an interior space defined
by a top end plate and a bottom end plate and the glass tubular inner and outer layers,

a plurality of horizontal and vertical connectors;
wherein the plurality of thermally isolated glass tubes are directly interconnected in the horizontal and vertical directions
to form the modular exterior wall via the plurality of horizontal and vertical connectors.

US Pat. No. 9,293,963

FAN MOTOR

NEW MOTECH CO., LTD., Gw...

1. A fan motor comprising:
a lower bracket having a lower protrusion which is located at the central portion and has a lower bearing insertion portion
therein and a space which is formed around the lower protrusion;

an upper bracket having an upper protrusion which is located at the central portion and has an upper bearing insertion portion
therein;

a rotor located between the lower protrusion and the upper protrusion and rotating together with a shaft; and
a stator core surrounded by a lower insulator which is located above the lower protrusion and an upper insulator which is
located below the upper protrusion,

wherein a lower bearing and an upper bearing are respectively pressed to the lower bearing insertion portion and the upper
bearing insertion portion, and

wherein an upper oil return washer and a lower oil return washer each of which has a base ring and a pair of pillar parts
are respectively joined to the upper bearing and the lower bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,293,921

CONTROL METHODS FOR THE SYNCHRONIZATION AND PHASE SHIFT OF THE PULSE WIDTH MODULATION (PWM) STRATEGY OF POWER CONVERTERS

GE Energy Power Conversio...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of power converters interfacing to an ac supply network, each power converter including
a network bridge operating in accordance with a pulse width modulation (PWM) strategy and an individual controller, the method
comprising:
operating, the PWM strategy of the network bridge of each power converter, at a nominal switching frequency as determined
by the controller based on an internal time of the controller;

generating, by a stand-alone timing controller in communication with each individual controller of the network bridges, a
common time signal;

receiving the common time signal at the individual controller, and measuring and time-stamping the common time signal, via
the individual controller based upon the internal time of the individual controller;

adjusting, by the individual controller, the switching period of each of the network bridges in response to the variations
of the common time signal as measured;

varying, by the individual controller, a switching frequency of the PWM strategy responsive to a time-varying frequency of
the supply network; and

obtaining only integer harmonics of the time-varying frequency upon varying the switching frequency of the PWM strategy, and
setting the time period of the common time signal to be equal to the reciprocal of the switching frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,293,885

ULTRAVIOLET TRIPLY-OPTICALLY-PUMPED ATOMIC LASERS (TOPAL)

1. A triply-optically-pumped atomic laser (TOPAL), comprising:
an optical cavity that has a resonance at a predetermined wavelength within a range from ˜230 nm to ˜370 nm;
a gain medium within said optical cavity, said gain medium comprising a mixture of at least one buffer gas and an atomic vapor;
wherein said gain medium has at least one ultraviolet (UV), parity allowed, electric dipole transition in said range that
terminates on the ground level of said atomic vapor,

wherein said predetermined wavelength is resonant with said UV, parity allowed, electric dipole transition, wherein said buffer
gas collisionally rapidly transfers pump-excited electron population between excited n 2 P1 or n 2D1 spin-orbit pair levels of atoms of said atomic vapor;

an oven configured to maintain said gain medium at a predetermined temperature;
a continuous wave (CW) first pump laser configured for emitting a first pump beam having a wavelength ?pump1, that is fully resonant with a first parity allowed, electric dipole transition whose initial energy level is the n 2S1/2 ground level and whose terminal energy level is the energetically lowest lying n 2P3/2 level when the said atomic vapor is an alkali vapor, or whose initial energy level is the 2P1/2 ground level and whose terminal level is the energetically lowest lying 2S1/2 level when said atomic vapor is a Thallium, or indium, or Gallium atomic vapor;

a CW second pump laser configured for emitting a second pump beam having a wavelength ?pump2, that is fully resonant with a second parity allowed, electric dipole transition whose initial level is said energetically
lowest lying n 2P1/2 level and whose terminal level is either the energetically second lowest lying n+1 2S1/2 level, or the energetically lowest lying m 2D3/2 level when said atomic vapor is an alkali vapor, or whose initial level is the said energetically lowest lying 2S1/2 level and whose terminal level is the energetically second lowest lying 2P3/2 level when said atomic vapor is a Thallium, or Indium, or Gallium atomic vapor;

a CW third pump laser configured for emitting a third pump beam having a wavelength ?pump3, that is fully resonant with a third parity allowed, electric dipole transition whose initial level is said energetically
second lowest lying n+1 2S1/2 level and whose terminal level is the n+2 or energetically higher lying 2P3/2 level when said atomic vapor is an alkali vapor, or whose initial level is the said m 2D3/2 leveland whose terminal level is the n+2 or energetically higher lying 2P3/2 level when said atomic vapor is an alkali atomic vapor, or whose initial level is the energetically second lowest lying 2P1/2 level and whose terminal level is the energetically second lowest or higher lying 2S1/2 level when said atomic vapor is a Thallium, or Indium, or Gallium atomic vapor; and

means for directing said first pump beam, said second pump beam and said third pump beam into said gain medium.

US Pat. No. 9,293,863

MOUNTABLE OPEN TOP CONNECTOR HAVING A RETAINER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A connector receptacle, comprising:
a body having a base, a first side located at a first end of the base, a second side located at a second end of the base,
and an open top above the base extending from the first side to the second side, wherein the first and second sides extend
above the base of the body and with the base of the body define a receptacle channel;

a plurality of electrical contacts located between the first and second sides; and
a retainer pivotally coupled to the body and configured to exert a force oriented away from the base for securing a connector
insert between the first and second sides of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,293,858

SCREW DOWN CONNECTOR

Bren-Tronics, Inc., Comm...

1. An apparatus for securely connecting a plug having contacts comprising:
a plug housing enclosing a multi-conductor cable and a circular disk contact carrier supporting male contact pins and including
a cylindrical tube that extends beyond said contact carrier to form a skirt disposed radially outwardly of the contacts and
a strain relief integrally-molded around the cable which extends laterally outwardly from the plug at a right angle and outwardly
extending flanges having screw-receiving bores;

a sealing O-ring disposed about the periphery of said contact carrier; and
a plug screw extending through each bore, wherein each screw includes a proximal end and a distal end remote from said proximal
end and a central section disposed between said distal and proximal ends, wherein said central section is sized to allow axial
movement within the screw-receiving bore and a male thread on the proximal end that is adapted to engage a female thread on
an upper portion of a socket retaining member that retains a socket on an electrical device by attaching to a stationary insert
that is disposed within an electrical device housing.

US Pat. No. 9,293,715

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHTING DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., (J...

1. An organic electroluminescent element comprising a substrate having thereon at least an anode and a cathode, and a light
emitting layer between the aforesaid anode and the aforesaid cathode, wherein at least one light emitting layer incorporates
a compound represented by Formula (A):

wherein A1 represents a nitrogen-atom containing substituent and A2 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; X and Y each
represents; L1, L2, and L3 each represents a divalent linking group; n represents an integer of 1 or more; n1 and n2 each
represents an integer of 1 or more; and n3 and n4 each represents an integer of 0 or 1, provided that the following condition
is satisfied, n1 +n2?2.

US Pat. No. 9,293,678

SOLID-STATE LIGHT EMITTERS HAVING SUBSTRATES WITH THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENTS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A solid-state lighting device (SSLD) comprising:
an active solid-state light emitter (SSLE), the SSLE having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, wherein
the SSLE comprises an N-type GaN material, an InGaN material, and a P-type GaN material stacked on each other;

a carrier substrate having a first outer surface, a second outer surface opposite the first outer surface, and at least one
aperture extending from the first outer surface to the second outer surface of the carrier substrate, wherein the second outer
surface of the carrier substrate faces toward the back side of the SSLE, and wherein the carrier substrate comprises an electrically
conductive material;

a conductor in the at least one aperture and exposed at the first outer surface of the carrier substrate, wherein the conductor
extends through the carrier substrate, and wherein both the carrier substrate and the conductor electrically couple one of
the N-type GaN material or the P-type GaN material to a contact at the first outer surface of the carrier substrate, wherein
one end of the conductor terminates at the first outer surface and another end of the conductor terminates at the second outer
surface of the carrier substrate;

a reflective material on the second outer surface of the carrier substrate, wherein the reflective material is configured
to reflect radiation emitted by the SSLE; and

a package substrate directly contacting the first outer surface of the carrier substrate, wherein the package substrate carries
a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact for the SSLE.

US Pat. No. 9,293,596

GRAPHENE DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A graphene device comprising:
a channel layer on a substrate, the channel layer including graphene;
a source electrode on a first region of the channel layer;
a drain electrode on a second region of the channel layer;
a capping layer covering the channel layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode, the capping layer being formed
of an insulating material, the capping layer including an opening exposing a channel region of the channel layer between the
source electrode and the drain electrode;

a gate insulating layer on the capping layer to cover the channel region; and
a gate on the gate insulating layer between the source electrode and the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,293,546

VERTICAL TUNNELING NEGATIVE DIFFERENTIAL RESISTANCE DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A microelectronic device, comprising:
a microelectronic substrate;
a buffer layer on the microelectronic substrate
a bottom barrier layer on the buffer layer;
a lower quantum well on the bottom barrier layer;
a barrier layer on the lower quantum well;
an upper quantum well on the barrier layer;
a top barrier layer on the upper quantum well;
a gate on the top barrier layer comprising a gate electrode and a gate dielectric between the gate electrode and the top barrier
layer;

an upper quantum well contact extending through the top barrier layer and coupled to the upper quantum well; and
a lower quantum well contact coupled to the lower quantum well, wherein the lower quantum well contact extends through the
top barrier layer, the upper quantum well, and the barrier layer, and wherein the lower quantum well contact is electrically
isolated from the top barrier layer and the upper quantum well with a dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 9,293,522

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CAPACITOR AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a capacitor of a display apparatus, the display apparatus being on a substrate and comprising
a thin film transistor, which comprises an active layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, a display
device electrically connected to the thin film transistor, and the capacitor, the method comprising:
forming an electrode layer on the substrate;
forming a passivation layer on the electrode layer;
forming a photo-resist on a partial area of the passivation layer corresponding to a first pattern and a second pattern;
patterning the passivation layer to form the first pattern comprising first branch patterns parallel to each other and to
form the second pattern comprising second branch patterns parallel to each other and respectively interposed between the first
branch patterns; and

forming a first electrode and a second electrode of the capacitor by etching the electrode layer using the first pattern and
the second pattern as masks.

US Pat. No. 9,293,519

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display, comprising:
a display panel including scan lines, data lines, first power lines and a plurality of pixels; and
a power supply positioned at the outside of the display panel, and supplying first power to the display panel through a coupling
member,

the coupling member including
first and second coupling portions respectively coupled to the first power lines,
first and second coupling lines transmitting the first power supplied from the power supply to the respective first and second
coupling portions, and

a feedback line electrically coupling a feedback terminal of the power supply and the second coupling portion,
the voltage of the second coupling portion dropped at the second coupling line being fed back to the power supply through
the feedback line.

US Pat. No. 9,293,518

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE THEREWITH

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A thin film transistor, comprising:
a substrate;
a gate electrode on the substrate, the gate electrode including a wire grid pattern;
an active layer on the substrate;
a gate insulating film between the gate electrode and the active layer; and
a source electrode and a drain electrode connected to the active layer,
wherein the wire grid pattern of the gate electrode extends in a same direction as that of a crystal growth.

US Pat. No. 9,293,516

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:
a substrate;
a first pixel on the substrate, the first pixel comprising a first subpixel, a second subpixel, and a third subpixel;
a second pixel on the substrate, the second pixel comprising a fourth subpixel, a fifth subpixel, and a sixth subpixel;
first, second, third, and fourth power supply lines extending in one direction and respectively coupled to the first, third,
fifth, and sixth subpixels; and

fifth and sixth power supply lines crossing the first, second, third, and fourth power supply lines and respectively coupled
to the fourth and second subpixels.

US Pat. No. 9,293,515

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting display (OLED) device, comprising:
a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels including a first area in which light is emitted from the display device in a first
direction and not in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a second area in which light is emitted from the
display device in the second direction and not in the first direction and a third area that is transparent to external light;

a plurality of first electrodes arranged within the first area of each of the plurality of pixels;
a plurality of second electrodes arranged within the second area of each of the plurality of pixels;
an intermediate layer arranged on the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes, the intermediate
layer including an organic emitting layer;

a third electrode arranged on the intermediate layer and within both the first area and the second area;
a first auxiliary layer arranged on the third electrode within the first area;
a second auxiliary layer arranged on the third electrode within the second area; and
at least one fourth electrode arranged on the first auxiliary layer within the first area, the first auxiliary layer being
interposed between the fourth electrode and the third electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,293,514

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display comprising:
a substrate;
a scan line, formed on the substrate, and configured to transmit a scan signal;
a data line and a driving voltage line intersecting the scan line and configured to transmit a data signal and a driving voltage,
respectively;

a switching transistor electrically coupled to the scan line and the data line and including a switching semiconductor layer
and a switching gate electrode;

a driving transistor electrically coupled to a switching drain electrode of the switching transistor and including a driving
semiconductor layer and a driving gate electrode; and

an organic light emitting diode (OLED) electrically coupled to a driving drain electrode of the driving transistor,
wherein the data line and the driving voltage line are formed with different layers from each other and a distance between
the driving semiconductor layer and the driving gate electrode is greater than a distance between the switching semiconductor
layer and the switching gate electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,293,507

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-Si...

1. An electronic device comprising a semiconductor memory unit that includes:
a substrate including a switching element having a buried gate electrode; a buried decoupling capacitor having a line width
same as a line width of the buried gate electrode;

a variable resistance element electrically coupled to the switching element and formed over the substrate; and
wherein the buried gate electrode and the buried decoupling capacitor are formed on a same horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 9,293,501

PIXEL HAVING TWO SEMICONDUCTOR LAYERS, IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE PIXEL, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE IMAGE SENSOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:
a first semiconductor layer having at least one transistor;
a second semiconductor layer having a photodiode that includes an N-type region and a P-type region enclosing the N-type region;
an interlayer insulating layer including:
a first conductive plug;
a second conductive plug; and
a conductive pattern electrically connected to the first and second plugs,
wherein the first semiconductor layer is electrically connected to the conductive pattern through the first plug and the second
semiconductor layer is electrically connected to the conductive pattern through the second plug,

wherein the second semiconductor layer further comprises a transfer transistor, and at least a portion of the transfer transistor
overlaps the N-type region in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,293,481

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, AND DUAL VIEW FIELD DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising a plurality of pixel units defined by gate lines and data lines which intersect each other,
each of the pixel units including an organic electroluminescence (EL) layer and a thin film transistor (TFT) circuit, wherein
the EL layer includes a metal cathode, a pixel electrode configured for an anode and an organic light emitting material located
between the metal cathode and the pixel electrode;

the pixel electrode of each of the pixel units comprises at least two first pixel electrodes and at least two second pixel
electrodes, which are spaced from each other;

the TFT circuit of each of the pixel units comprises a first sub-TFT circuit connected to the first pixel electrodes and a
second sub-TFT circuit connected to the second pixel electrodes; and

a width of the first pixel electrodes is different from that of the second pixel electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,293,470

NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A non-volatile semiconductor memory device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
stack structures arranged in a first direction horizontal to a surface of the semiconductor substrate, one of the stack structures
having a longitudinal direction, the longitudinal direction being a second direction horizontal to the surface of the semiconductor
substrate and crossing the first direction, one of the stack structures having a plurality of semiconductor layers functioning
as a channel of a memory cell, the semiconductor layers being stacked between interlayer insulating layers in a third direction
perpendicular to the first and second directions, and the semiconductor layers having a longitudinal direction in the second
direction;

a memory film provided on side surfaces on the first direction of the stack structures, the memory film comprising a charge
accumulation film of the memory cell; and

conductive films provided on side surfaces on the first direction of the stack structures via the memory film, the conductive
films functioning as control electrodes of the memory cell,

one of the stack structures having a shape increasing in width from a side away from the semiconductor substrate to the semiconductor
substrate in a cross-section comprising the first and third directions,

one of the conductive films having a shape increasing in width from the side away from the semiconductor substrate to the
semiconductor substrate in a cross-section comprising the second and third directions, and

predetermined portions in the semiconductor layers having different impurity concentrations between upper and lower semiconductor
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,293,401

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING A LOW PROFILE EMBEDDED WAFER LEVEL BALL GRID ARRAY MOLDED LASER PACKAGE (EWLP-MLP)

STATS ChipPAC, Ltd., Sin...

1. A method of making a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a semiconductor die;
depositing an encapsulant over and around the semiconductor die including a first surface of the encapsulant coplanar with
an active surface of the semiconductor die;

planarizing the encapsulant to form a planar second surface of the encapsulant opposite the first surface of the encapsulant;
forming an interconnect structure under the first surface of the encapsulant and in physical contact with the active surface
of the semiconductor die after depositing the encapsulant;

forming an opening from the planar second surface of the encapsulant extending to and terminating at the first surface of
the encapsulant coplanar with the active surface of the semiconductor die;

depositing a bump material over the opening of the encapsulant; and
reflowing the bump material to form a bump recessed within the opening and contacting the interconnect structure.

US Pat. No. 9,293,389

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING A SURFACE PROFILE MODIFIER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

3. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package, the method comprising:
providing a mother circuit board having a plurality of mounting areas, each mounting area including an inner circuit pattern
and a plurality of contact pads that are connected to the inner circuit pattern;

mounting integrated circuit (IC) devices on the mother circuit board in such a manner that respective ones of the IC devices
make contact with respective ones of the contact pads at each mounting area of the mother circuit board;

forming a mold on a whole surface of the mother circuit board to cover the IC devices;
exposing a surface of the IC devices by planarizing the IC devices and the mold;
forming a surface profile modifier on the exposed surfaces of the IC devices and on an upper surface of the mold;
forming an adhesive member on the surface of the IC device and the surface of the mold and the surface profile modifier, the
surface profile modifier enlarging a contact area with the adhesive member; and

forming a heat dissipating member on the adhesive member; and
cutting the mother circuit board to separate the mounting areas into units.

US Pat. No. 9,293,357

SINKER WITH A REDUCED WIDTH

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:
devices;
a semiconductor material having a top surface; and
a sinker providing lateral isolation for the devices, the sinker including:
a first doped region that touches the top surface, a second doped region that touches the first doped region and extends to
the top surface, and a plurality of trenches that each extend from the top surface down into the semiconductor material, the
first doped region having a first conductivity type, the plurality of trenches being spaced apart from each other, having
substantially equal depths, and including a first trench and a second trench; and

a plurality of isolation structures that lie in the plurality of trenches, the plurality of isolation structures being spaced
apart and including a first isolation structure and a second isolation structure, the first isolation structure having a non-conductive
surface that touches the semiconductor material exposed by the first trench, the second isolation structure having a non-conductive
surface that touches the semiconductor material exposed by the second trench, the first doped region lying in between and
touching the first isolation structure and the second isolation structure, no region of a second conductivity type lying horizontally
in between the first isolation structure and the second isolation structure;

wherein the first doped region includes a horizontal portion that touches the top surface of the semiconductor material, extends
to a depth less than a depth of the first and second isolation structures, and extends continuously from the first isolation
structure to the second isolation structure, the horizontal portion having a substantially uniform dopant concentration.

US Pat. No. 9,293,335

METHOD OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
conductive layers and insulating layers repeatedly and alternatingly stacked on a substrate;
an active portion penetrating the conductive layers and the insulating layers to connect the substrate; and
a blocking insulating layer, a charge storage layer, and a charge tunneling layer sequentially disposed from the conductive
layers to the active portion;

wherein the conductive layers are electron injecting layers that inject electrons from the active portion to the charge storage
layer through the charge tunneling layer;

wherein the charge tunneling layer includes a first tunnel insulating layer, a second tunnel insulating layer, and a third
tunnel insulating layer sequentially disposed from the charge storage layer to the active portion, wherein the first, second,
and third tunnel insulating layers are charge tunneling layers;

wherein the second tunnel insulating layer includes a silicon-nitride-oxide layer; and
wherein the second tunnel insulating layer has a higher dielectric constant than the first tunnel insulating layer and the
third tunnel insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,293,332

SELECTIVE CRYSTALLIZATION METHOD AND LASER CRYSTALLIZATION APPARATUS USED IN THE SELECTIVE CRYSTALLIZATION METHOD

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A selective crystallization method comprising:
placing a first substrate on a second substrate, wherein the first substrate comprises first crystallization regions and the
second substrate comprises second crystallization regions, such that the first crystallization regions and the second crystallization
regions do not overlap each other; and

crystallizing the first and second crystallization regions with a single laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,293,327

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILMS ON FOREIGN SUBSTRATES

1. A method for producing semiconductor thin films, characterized by the combination of the following steps:
a) on a foreign substrate, a thin layer of polycrystalline semiconductor material is applied;
b) the foreign substrate is heated to such an extent that the semiconductor thin film melts at a temperature above the melting
temperature of the semiconductor thin film, whereafter the temperature is slowly decreased to below the melting temperature
of the semiconductor thin film and until solidification of the semiconductor thin film, and then further down to normal temperature;

c) when the temperature is decreased to below the melting temperature of the semiconductor thin film, the foreign substrate
is heated, wherein a heat source is attached in a planar fashion directly to the uncoated surface of the foreign substrate,
or wherein the foreign substrate is heated by direct electric current passage, so that the temperature, starting from the
contact surface of the foreign substrate with the thin film, continuously decreases in the vertical direction straight through
the semiconductor thin film up to the surface of the thin film.

US Pat. No. 9,293,303

LOW CONTAMINATION CHAMBER FOR SURFACE ACTIVATION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
disposing a wafer between a top and a bottom electrodes in a chamber;
activating a surface of the wafer by:
introducing gas into the chamber using a gas inlet showerhead;
ionizing the gas over the surface of the wafer into plasma using the top and the bottom electrodes; and
adjusting a distance between the top and the bottom electrodes in response to a measured value of a plasma density during
the ionizing the gas to maintain a desired plasma density level; and

exhausting gas and plasma from the chamber during the activating the surface of the wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,293,268

ULTRACAPACITOR VACUUM ASSEMBLY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of making an ultracapacitor, comprising:
forming a carbon-based electrode comprising a layer of activated carbon disposed over a current collector, and
drying the carbon-based electrode,
wherein the drying is performed in an atmosphere comprising less than 200 ppm water, and
wherein the carbon-based electrode is passed through a seal into a vacuum chamber prior to the drying.

US Pat. No. 9,293,238

ACOUSTIC-SENSING UNDERWATER TOW CABLE

The United States of Amer...

1. An acoustic-sensing tow cable comprising:
a cable core having a plurality of power and signal transmission lines encased by an outer jacket;
armor wires longitudinally and helically encasing said outer jacket, said armor wires selected from a group consisting of
metal wires and synthetic fibers;

a first jacket having an inner surface encasing said armor wires with said first jacket extending along a length of said tow
cable wherein said first jacket is selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, nylon, and polyethylene;

a first layer, said first layer comprising contiguous carbon nanotubes partially encasing said first jacket with an effect
of said first layer strengthening said first jacket;

discrete regions containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes with each of said discrete regions positioned on sections of said
first jacket not encased by said first layer, wherein said carbon nanotubes at each of said discrete regions define an acoustic
sensor with a size and shape of each of said discrete regions configured to tuning of a specified acoustic frequency;

at least one electrical conductor coupled to each said acoustic sensor with said at least one electrical conductor positioned
on said first layer and having an end capable of coupling to a tow vessel;

acoustic isolation material disposed between each said acoustic sensor and said first jacket wherein a planar area of said
isolation material at each said acoustic sensor exceeds a planar area of each said acoustic sensor; and

a second jacket encasing said acoustic sensors, said at least one electrical conductor, said acoustic isolation material and
said first layer wherein said second jacket is selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, nylon, and polyethylene;

wherein said tow cable is capable of acoustic detection thru a water column of said tow cable when said tow cable is being
towed.

US Pat. No. 9,293,225

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first data input/output (I/O) portion suitable for storing data inputted thereto through a first pad in a first cell block
in synchronization with a test data strobe signal or a first data strobe signal and suitable for outputting the data stored
in the first cell block to the first pad;

a second data I/O portion suitable for storing data inputted thereto through a second pad in a second cell block in synchronization
with the test data strobe signal or a second data strobe signal and suitable for outputting the data stored in the second
cell block to the second pad; and

a connection portion suitable for directly connecting the first and second pads to each other in a test mode,
wherein the first data I/O portion includes a third pad to which the first data strobe signal is applied when a write operation
of the first cell block is executed out of the test mode; and

wherein the second data I/O portion includes a fourth pad to which the second data strobe signal is applied when a write operation
of the second cell block is executed out of the test mode.

US Pat. No. 9,293,210

MULTI-LEVEL CELL MEMORY DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a non-volatile memory device, comprising:
performing a first hard decision read operation that includes applying a first read voltage to a selected word line of the
non-volatile memory device;

storing a result of the first hard decision read operation at a first latch of a page buffer in the non-volatile memory device;
performing a second hard decision read operation that includes generating hard decision data by applying a second read voltage
to the selected word line, the second read voltage being higher than the first read voltage;

generating a first soft decision value using a result of the first hard decision read operation stored at the first latch
without applying a first soft decision read voltage to the selected word line;

storing the first soft decision value at a second latch of the page buffer;
generating a second soft decision value by applying a soft decision read voltage to the selected word line, the soft decision
read voltage being higher than the second read voltage; storing the second soft decision value at a third latch of the page
buffer; and

generating soft decision data using the page buffer by performing a logical operation on the first soft decision value and
the second soft decision value.

US Pat. No. 9,293,181

BLOCK SELECTION CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A block selection circuit, comprising:
a row decoder configured to select a memory block in response to upper addresses included in row addresses;
a level shifter configured to output a precharge high voltage by increasing an input voltage in response to a precharge signal;
and

a selection signal generator configured to generate selection signals in response to lowest addresses included in the row
addresses and the precharge high voltage,

wherein the row decoder comprises:
a high voltage generating circuit configured to output a block selection voltage in response to the upper addresses;
switching circuits configured to receive the block selection voltage and the precharge high voltage and forward the block
selection voltage through one of the switching circuits that is selected in response to the selection signals; and

pass transistor groups configured to select the memory block in response to the forwarded block selection voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,293,171

RESISTANCE CHANGE MEMORY

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A resistance change memory comprising:
a first memory cell array arranged with memory cells having resistance change elements, wherein first ends of the memory cells
are connected to first normal bit lines, and second ends of the memory cells are connected to first normal source lines;

a first column switch configured to select one of the first normal bit lines, and to connect the selected one of the first
normal bit lines to a first global bit line;

a second column switch configured to select one of the first normal source lines, and to connect the selected one of the first
normal source lines to a first global source line;

at least a first reference cell arranged in the first memory cell array, wherein a first end of the first reference cell is
connected to a reference bit line and a second end of the first reference cell is connected to a reference source line;

a third column switch configured to connect the reference bit line connected to the first reference cell to a second global
bit line;

a fourth column switch configured to connect the reference source line connected to the first reference cell to the first
global source line;

a first sense amplifier connected to the first global bit line and the second global bit line, and configured to read data
stored in any one of the memory cells; and

a word line connected to the memory cells, wherein during a read operation, the word line is activated to select the memory
cells.

US Pat. No. 9,293,164

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENERGY BASED HEAD CONTACT DETECTION

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A storage device, the storage device comprising:
a storage medium;
a read/write head assembly disposed in relation to the storage medium, wherein the read/write head assembly includes a sensor
operable to provide a sensor output indicating contact between the read/write head assembly and the storage medium, wherein
the sensor output includes a first temperature at a first time and a second temperature at a second time, wherein the first
time is subsequent to the second time, and wherein the same sensor provides both the first temperature at the first time and
the second temperature at the second time; and

a touch down detection circuit operable to calculate an energy value of only the first temperature at the first time apart
from the second temperature and compare the energy value with a threshold value to yield a contact output.

US Pat. No. 9,293,147

SELECTIVE VOICE TRANSMISSION DURING TELEPHONE CALLS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for selective voice transmission, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, an identification of one or more authorized speakers for a telephone call;
retrieving, by the processor, a voice sample for each of the one or more authorized speakers;
receiving, by the processor, one or more audio signals for the telephone call; and
filtering, by the processor, the one or more audio signals by removing a portion of the one or more audio signals that does
not contain a voice of at least one of the one or more authorized speakers in the one or more audio signals.

US Pat. No. 9,293,125

TONE EFFECTS SYSTEM

1. A tone effects system comprises:
an effects cartridge;
a cartridge receiver;
the effects cartridge being attached to the cartridge receiver;
the effects cartridge comprises a cartridge casing;
the cartridge receiver comprises a receiver body, a first flange, a second flange;
the first flange and the second flange being adjacently connected to the receiver body;
the first flange and the second flange being positioned opposite each other across the receiver body;
a changeover switch;
the effects cartridge further comprises a signal-in port, a signal-out port, and an effects circuit;
the changeover switch being electronically connected to the signal-in terminal;
the signal-out port being positioned adjacent to the signal-in port;
the plurality of holes traversing through both the first flange and the second flange;
the signal-in terminal and the signal-out terminal being connected to the receiver body;
the cartridge casing being positioned into the receiving volume;
the receiving volume being positioned into the receiver body;
the signal-in terminal and the signal-out terminal being positioned within the receiving volume;
the cartridge receiver further comprises a plurality of holes
the signal-in port and the signal-out port being positioned through the cartridge casing; and
the signal-in port and the signal-out port being connected to the cartridge casing.

US Pat. No. 9,293,123

PORTABLE GUITAR STAND

K.H.S. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT...

1. A portable guitar stand comprising:
two stand racks pivotally connected to each other, wherein the stand racks are adapted to support a vertical part of guitar;
two supporting racks respectively and pivotally connected to the stand racks; each supporting rack having
a pivot end pivotally connected to the stand rack; and
a free end;
two holding racks respectively and pivotally connected to the stand racks; each holding rack having
a pivot end pivotally connected to the corresponding stand rack;
a free end;
a top edge surface, wherein the top edge surface is adapted to support a bottom surface of guitar; and
a stop formed on the free end of the holding rack and protruding from the top edge surface of the holding rack;
wherein the holding rack and the supporting rack are pivotally connected to different sides of the stand rack; when the guitar
stand is folded, the stand racks, the supporting racks and the holding racks are parallel to each other; and

two synchronizing assemblies; each synchronizing assembly mounted between the pivot end of one of the supporting racks and
the pivot end of the corresponding holding rack to make the supporting rack and the holding rack rotate synchronically.

US Pat. No. 9,293,099

DISPLAY DRIVE CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A display driving circuit for driving a display panel including (i) pixel electrodes included in pixels and (ii) common
lines which constitute capacitors with the pixel electrodes, the display driving circuit comprising:
a shift register which includes plural stages provided corresponding to plural scanning signal lines, wherein:
one or more retention circuits for receiving retention target signals are provided corresponding to each of the plural stages
of the shift register;

when an output signal of any one of the plural stages of the shift register becomes active, the corresponding retention circuit
supplies an output of the corresponding retention circuit to the corresponding common line while receiving and retaining a
retention target signal;

each of the retention circuits includes a first inverter and a second inverter for retaining the retention target signal,
when the output signal of the shift register becomes active, the retention target signal is supplied to the second inverter,
and the each of the retention circuits supplies, on the basis of an output from the first inverter or the second inverter,
a high-level or low-level signal to the corresponding common line; and

in the case where the output signal of the shift register is active, an input terminal of the first inverter and an output
terminal of the second inverter are electrically connected to each other and an output terminal of the first inverter and
an input terminal of the second inverter are electrically connected to each other,

wherein, when the output signal of the shift register becomes active, a potential level of a signal retained at a first connection
point is changed to be closer to a potential level of the retention target signal, the first connection point being a connection
point between the output terminal of the first inverter and the input terminal of the second inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,293,090

GATE-DRIVING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:
a substrate comprising a display region and a non-display region surrounding the display region; and
a gate driver comprising a gate driving apparatus disposed in the non-display region,
wherein the gate driving apparatus comprises a first stage which outputs a first gate output signal and a second stage which
outputs a second gate output signal,

wherein the first stage comprises:
a transistor comprising a gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode; and
a dummy transistor comprising a dummy gate electrode, a dummy source electrode and a dummy drain electrode,
wherein the gate electrode receives the second gate output signal, and
the dummy source electrode is connected to one of the source electrode and the drain electrode to prevent static electricity
from reaching the first stage,

wherein the first stage further comprises:
a first output unit which provides the first gate output signal; and
a second output unit which receives the second gate output signal,
wherein the dummy transistor is disposed in the second output unit.

US Pat. No. 9,293,088

DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:
a backlight including a plurality of regions whose brightness can be individually controlled;
a pixel portion including a plurality of pixels provided in the plurality of regions in the backlight;
a control unit for comparing pieces of image data in a plurality of frame periods with each other so as to determine a moving
image portion and a still image portion in the plurality of frame periods and for determining light-emission luminance of
each of the plurality of regions in the backlight; and

a backlight controller for making the plurality of regions included in the backlight emit light in accordance with a signal
from the control unit,

wherein the backlight controller controls light-emission luminance of each of the regions in the backlight corresponding to
the moving image portion in a different manner from that corresponding to the still image portion so that a duty ratio of
light-emission luminance of a region in the backlight corresponding to the moving image portion is configured to be 100% throughout
the entirety of each frame period of the plurality of frame periods in order to be constant in the plurality of frame periods.

US Pat. No. 9,293,075

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a communication interface configured to receive a video signal from an external device;
a display; and
a controller configured to:
process the received video signal by using a preset setting value,
in response to the processed video signal not meeting a preset condition, generate and provide a test signal, instead of the
video signal, to the communication interface, for checking whether the display apparatus is abnormal or the received video
signal is abnormal, based on a characteristic of the test signal,

process the test signal by using the preset setting value, and
in response to the display apparatus being normal according to a result of the checking the characteristic of the processed
test signal, adjust the setting value and process the video signal with the adjusted setting value, and

control the display to display the processed video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,293,073

TESTING SYSTEM

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A testing system, comprising a thin film transistor substrate and a plurality of probes, the thin film transistor substrate
comprising a plurality of thin film transistors and a plurality of connecting pads, each of the thin film transistors comprising
a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode, wherein the thin film transistor substrate further comprises
a testing pad, one of the first electrode and the second electrode of each of the thin film transistors is electrically connected
with one of the connecting pads, the third electrode and the other one of the first electrode and the second electrode of
each of the thin film transistors are electrically connected with the testing pad, the thin film transistors are elements
which are required to be tested on the thin film transistor substrate,
the testing pad has a direct current voltage, it is determined whether the connecting pads have poor contact with the corresponding
probes by respectively detecting whether the connecting pads have the direct current voltage,

each of the thin film transistors electrically connected with the corresponding one of the connecting pads is directly connected
to the testing pad.

US Pat. No. 9,293,066

KIT OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION SAMPLES FOR REPLICATING CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS

1. A kit of pre-construction wood-flooring samples, comprising:
a plurality of pre-construction wood-flooring samples, each of the pre-construction wood-flooring samples being made of a
flexible material and having a substantially flat primary surface that includes a wood-flooring image replicating a wood-flooring
product, the primary surface defined by a width and a length and the primary surface being substantially flat across the wood-flooring
image, at least one of the width or the length for each of the pre-construction wood-flooring samples being at least 18 inches,
each wood-flooring image being substantially on a 1:1 scale with the corresponding wood-flooring product being replicated
and having multiple wood plank images with width dimensions that substantially correspond to width dimensions of wood planks
of the wood-flooring product being replicated, each of the wood-flooring samples including a coating over the wood-flooring
image so that the wood-flooring sample better matches the reflectivity of the corresponding wood-flooring product than the
flexible material on which the wood-flooring image has been printed, the kit including pre-construction wood-flooring samples
having different characteristics, the different characteristics at least including different colors corresponding to the different
wood-flooring products being replicated; and

wherein each of plurality of pre-construction wood-flooring samples within the kit is a distinct sample corresponding to a
single wood-flooring product such that a user can independently place each of the wood-flooring samples on an existing floor
in a manner that permits the wood-flooring image to be visualized by the user.

US Pat. No. 9,293,051

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING A VERTICAL PROFILE FOR AN AIRCRAFT PROCEDURE WITH NONUNIFORM SCALING

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for presenting procedure information for a vertical profile of an aircraft action comprising a plurality of navigational
segments on a display device associated with an aircraft, the method comprising:
displaying a first navigational segment of the plurality of navigational segments with a vertical scale and a first horizontal
scale, the first horizontal scale being based on a first distance associated with the first navigational segment and first
horizontal dimensions of the first navigational segment on the display device, the first distance being equal to a first ground
distance between a first navigational reference point and a second navigational reference point defining the first navigational
segment; and

displaying a second navigational segment of the plurality of navigational segments with the vertical scale and a second horizontal
scale, the second horizontal scale being based on a second distance associated with the second navigational segment and second
horizontal dimensions of the second navigational segment on the display device, the second distance being equal to a second
ground distance between the second navigational reference point and a third navigational reference point defining the second
navigational segment, wherein the first horizontal scale and the second horizontal scale are not equal.

US Pat. No. 9,293,037

USER INTERFACE METHOD FOR TERMINAL FOR VEHICLE AND APPARATUS THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:
acquiring, by an electronic device, an image including a road via a camera operatively coupled with the electronic device;
identifying, by the electronic device, at least one traffic lane of the road based at least in part on the image, wherein
the at least one traffic lane is a lane for movement of traveling vehicles;

obtaining, by the electronic device, guide information corresponding to the at least one traffic lane, the guide information
including a traffic information in relation with the electronic device; and

displaying, by a display operatively coupled with the electronic device, the guide information overlaid on the image including
the road.

US Pat. No. 9,293,027

SYSTEM FOR REPELLING A PET FROM A PREDETERMINED AREA

1. A system for repelling a pet from at least one predetermined area, comprising:
a first device including at least one of a first receiver and a first transmitter, the first device configured to selectively
provide a first warning and a second warning to the pet, wherein the first device has a housing with a front portion, a rear
portion, and a perimeter portion disposed between the front portion and the rear portion, the first warning provided by warning
lights emitted from a warning light system, the warning light system including a plurality of minor lights distributed substantially
evenly around the perimeter portion of the housing and a major light disposed on the top portion of the housing, and the second
warning provided by a speaker system, the speaker system including at least one auditory alarm disposed on the perimeter portion
of the housing and configured to emit a high frequency sound that is outside a range of human hearing frequencies, the first
device further having a mounting bracket with an inner surface and an outer surface, the mounting bracket rotatably coupled
to the rear portion of the housing with a hinge to selectively permit an opening and a closing of the housing, and the outer
surface of the mounting bracket having an adhesive configured to securely affix the first device to a hard surface of the
at least one predetermined area; and

a second device for placement on a collar of the pet, the second device including at least one of a second receiver and a
second transmitter for communication with said at least one of a first receiver and a first transmitter of said first device,

wherein an outer wanting zone and an inner off-limits zone at the predetermined area are defined by transmitter-receiver communication
between the first device and the second device, the inner off-limits zone disposed entirely within the outer warning zone,
the first device providing the first wanting to the pet when the second device enters the outer warning zone, and the first
device providing the second warning to the pet when the second device enters the inner off-limits zone.

US Pat. No. 9,293,024

SITTING POSTURE DETECTION AND REMINDER MECHANISM FOR A TOILET

KOHLER (CHINA) INVESTMENT...

1. A sitting posture detection and reminder mechanism for a toilet, the mechanism comprising:
a distance sensor configured to measure a distance X between the distance sensor and a body of a user sitting on the toilet;
a control module configured to calculate an angle ? between a user's spine and a user's thighs based on the measured distance
X and to generate a control signal based on the calculated angle ?; and

a reminder module configured to receive the control signal from the control module and to generate a sitting posture notification
for the user upon receiving the control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,293,023

TECHNIQUES FOR EMERGENCY DETECTION AND EMERGENCY ALERT MESSAGING

1. A wrist-worn device for facilitating emergency detection and alert transmission, the wrist-worn device, comprising:
a first sensor configured to generate elevation data that represents an elevation of the wrist-worn device;
a second sensor configured to generate acceleration data that represents a magnitude of acceleration of the wrist-worn device;
one or more processors; and
one or memories coupled with said one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors and one or more memories are
configured to:

determine, based on the elevation data, an elevation of a surface;
detect a fall affecting a wearer of the wrist-worn device based on the elevation data and the acceleration data;
determine a signal strength of one or more communication networks available to the wrist-worn device;
select a preferred communication network for transmitting an alert notification based on the signal strength of the one or
more communication networks;

generate the alert notification; and
transmit the alert notification away from the wrist-worn device using the preferred communication network;
wherein detecting the fall includes:
determining that the acceleration data satisfies a fall condition; and
determining, based on the elevation data, that the wrist-worn device is vertically displaced from the surface by a distance
that passes a threshold distance.

US Pat. No. 9,293,016

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SENSOR DATA OF DETECTED OBJECTS

1. A device, comprising:
a sensor;
a memory storing executable instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor responsive to executing the instructions performs operations comprising:
receiving sensor data from the sensor;
detecting an object according to the sensor data;
asserting an alarm responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object is not correlated to any of a plurality
of profiles biometrically descriptive of approved objects;

classifying the detected object as an authorized object responsive to determining from the sensor data that the detected object
is correlated to a profile of the plurality of profiles;

responsive to determining that the detected object is an authorized person:
identifying, from the profile, services associated with the person and commands for controlling the respective services,
enabling the services for use by equipment of the person, and
monitoring commands invoked by the equipment of the person; and
notifying a neighboring device responsive to asserting the alarm or responsive to classifying the detected object as the authorized
object,

wherein the plurality of profiles comprises a biometric signature of a person including an audible signature of the person
or a recorded gesture of the person, and

wherein the biometric signature further includes a dimension of a body part of the person.

US Pat. No. 9,292,998

GAMES AND GAMING MACHINES HAVING WHEEL FEATURES

Rocket Gaming Systems, LL...

1. A wheel event for a wagering game presented on a gaming device having a wager accepting device and at least one display,
the wheel event comprising the steps of:
displaying a first wheel having a plurality of segments, each segment having an associated attribute;
after receiving a wager at the wager accepting device, initiating a wheel segment selection event relative to the first wheel;
displaying a selected segment of the first wheel and its associated attribute;
displaying a second wheel, the second wheel taking on at least one characteristic defined by the attribute of the selected
segment of the first wheel;

initiating a wheel segment selection event relative to the second wheel having the at least one characteristic; and
displaying a selected segment of the second wheel and an award associated with the selected segment of the second wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,292,995

AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTOR FOR JUICES EXTRACTED FROM FRESH FRUIT

A.A.T. AGROINDUSTRY ADVAN...

1. A refrigerated automatic distributor for juices extracted from fresh fruits comprising a fruit or vegetable stocking store,
a juice extraction device for extracting juice from fruits or vegetables and a fruit moving mechanism for moving fruits or
vegetables between the stocking store and the extraction device, said distributor being provided comprising an access mouth
for access to the juice container, an electronic control unit, and a sealing device for sealing the juice container with the
juice spilled and to be dispensed; wherein
the sealing device is of the type using a sealing film and includes a container seat for the juice container accessible through
the access mouth, a sealing member for sealing a flange or edge of the container with the sealing film and seat moving means
for shifting the container seat between a location close to the access mouth and a location close to the sealing member;

the sealing member defines a lower section while said sealing film defines a plain section adjacent to said lower section
of the sealing member; wherein

the electronic control unit is provided for activating the seat moving means and the sealing member on request of the user,
for shifting the container seat with the juice container from the location close to the access mouth to the location close
to the sealing member in order to seal the flange, or the edge of the juice container with the sealing film and, after sealing,
for shifting the container seat with the juice container to the location close to the access mouth for availability to the
user; and

wherein the fruit moving mechanism includes a conveyor.

US Pat. No. 9,292,990

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPECTRAL AUTHENTICATION OF A FEATURE OF A DOCUMENT

De La Rue North America I...

1. A method for authenticating a feature of a document, the method comprising:
providing a document authentication system comprising:
at least one electromagnetic radiation emitter for selectively illuminating the document with at least two frequencies of
electromagnetic ration,

at least one image sensor for capturing images of the document when subjected to electromagnetic radiation from the at least
one electromagnetic radiation emitter, and

a computing device for controlling the at least one electromagnetic radiation emitter and the at least one image sensor, wherein
the computing device includes a document authentication application having a image capturing module, a training module, an
image analysis module, and a comparison module;

subjecting a region of the document to different first and second wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation emitted from the
at least one electromagnetic radiation emitter and capturing with the at least one image sensor a first image and a second
image of the region of the document corresponding to the first and second wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, respectively,
the region comprising at least a portion of the document;

determining a first intensity value associated with the first image of the region and determining a second intensity value
associated with the second image of the region;

using the comparison module to compare the first intensity value with a first training intensity value of a region of a training
document, the first training intensity value obtained using the first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, and comparing
the second intensity value with a second training intensity value of the region of the training document, the second training
intensity value obtained using the second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation; and

determining whether the document is authentic at least partially based on the comparison between the first intensity value
and the first training intensity value and using the comparison between the second intensity value and the second training
intensity value.

US Pat. No. 9,292,988

DISPLAY AND LABELED ARTICLE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising:
a first optical effect layer including a first interface part, the first interface part being provided with recesses or protrusions
arranged two-dimensionally at the minimum center-to-center distance in a range of 200 nm to 500 nm, each of the recesses or
protrusions having a forward-tapered shape;

a reflective material layer covering at least a part of the first interface part; and
a second optical effect layer including, at a position of a first portion of the first interface part that is covered with
the reflective material layer, a portion that faces the reflective material layer with the first optical effect layer interposed
therebetween or faces the first optical effect layer with the reflective material layer interposed therebetween, the second
optical effect layer containing at least one of a cholesteric liquid crystal, a pearl pigment and a multilayer interference
film,

wherein the first optical effect layer further includes a second interface part that is adjacent to the first interface part
and provided with grooves disposed one-dimensionally at the minimum center-to-center distance larger than the minimum center-to-center
distance of the recesses or protrusions, and a third interface part as a flat surface that is adjacent to the first interface
part, wherein the reflective material layer further covers a part of the third interface part,

wherein a first display part of the display that corresponds to the first interface part allows the observer to recognize
a second optical effect offered by the second optical effect layer when observed at an angle capable of observing regularly
reflected light,

wherein when illumination light is incident at an angle within a negative angular range and the display is observed at an
angle within the negative angular range, the first display part allows the observer to recognize the diffracted light from
the first interface part, and wherein the display further comprises a dark light-absorbing layer facing the second optical
effect layer with the first optical effect layer interposed therebetween at a portion of the third interface part that is
not covered with the reflective material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,292,970

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF RETOPOLOGIZING GRAPHICAL DATA

IntegrityWare, Inc., San...

1. A method of producing an electronic geometric model with a computer system, the method comprising:
accessing electronic data, the electronic data comprising polygonal data representing a surface;
receiving an indication from a user; the indication indentifying first and second vertices; and
in response to the indication, automatically retopologizing a region of the polygonal data, wherein the automatically retopologized
region comprises a plurality of faces and a plurality of edges,

wherein retopologizing the region comprises:
the computer system adding additional vertices to the polygonal data,
wherein the additional vertices defines a plurality of quadrilaterals,
the computer system determining whether a next pair of potential additional vertices would cause a next potential quadrilateral
to encompass a region of the polygonal data having a topology greater than a threshold, the next potential quadrilateral having
edges of a length approximately equal to the distance between the first and second vertices,

in response to the next pair of potential additional vertices causing the next potential quadrilateral to encompass a region
having topology less than the threshold, the computer system adding next vertices to the polygonal data, wherein the next
vertices partially define an additional quadrilateral, wherein each of the edges of the additional quadrilateral has a length
about equal to the distance between the first and second vertices, and

in response to the next pair of potential additional vertices causing the next potential quadrilateral to encompass a region
having topology greater than the threshold, the computer system adding next vertices to the polygonal data, wherein the next
vertices partially define an additional quadrilateral, wherein one or more edges of the additional quadrilateral has a length
different from the distance between the first and second vertices.

US Pat. No. 9,292,933

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHAPE BASED DEFORMABLE SEGMENTATION OF MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING OBJECTS

1. A method for segmenting single non-overlapping objects or multiple overlapping/occluded objects in an image scene via a
hybrid adaptive active contour model incorporating shape priors, comprises:
(a) inputting the image scene via a computing device;
(b) collecting a plurality of shapes via the computing device, wherein the shapes correspond to the objects in the image scene;
(c) determining a set of alignment parameters via the computing device, by performing a similarity transformation;
(d) aligning the plurality of collected shapes in (b) via the computing device to create a plurality of aligned shapes, such
that the plurality of aligned shapes have the same pose compared to a reference shape based on the similarity transformation
of (b);

(e) creating a training set via the computing device, wherein the training set comprises the plurality of aligned shapes in
(d), wherein each aligned shape of the plurality of aligned shapes is embedded as a zero level set of a higher dimensional
surface;

(f) generating a shape prior via the computing device;
(g) integrating a shape term via the computing device, wherein each aligned shape of the plurality of aligned shapes is embedded
as the zero level set of the higher dimensional surface, and wherein the shape term is a signed distance function (SDF) used
to encode the distance of the shape contour of each aligned shape to the nearest point in the shape space of the higher dimensional
surface;

(h) integrating a boundary-based term via the computing device to direct the hybrid adaptive active contour model to a boundary
of at least one object of the objects in the image scene;

(i) integrating a region homogeneity term via the computing device, wherein the region homogeneity term drives the shape term
towards a homogeneous intensity region using the shape prior;

(j) initializing the hybrid adaptive active contour model via the computing device by a watershed transformation method comprising
delineating object boundaries of at least one target object in the image scene;

(k) performing contour propagation of the delineated shape boundaries via the computing device by evolving the integrated
synergistic shape functional by minimizing variational energy; and

(l) achieving final segmentation of the image scene via the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,292,927

ADAPTIVE SUPPORT WINDOWS FOR STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CORRELATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computer-implemented method for correlating stereoscopic images comprising:
determining a region around an individual pixel of a first stereoscopic image, wherein the first stereoscopic image has a
corresponding second stereoscopic image;

determining an amount of detail for the region, wherein the amount of detail comprises at least one of a sum of the absolute
values of gradients in the region around the individual pixel, an entropy measurement in the region around the individual
pixel, or a variance in the region around the individual pixel;

comparing the amount of detail to one or more predetermined thresholds to determine a support window size of a support window
for correlating the individual pixel to a corresponding pixel of the second stereoscopic image; and

determining a support window shape of the support window based at least in part on the amount of detail, wherein the support
window shape comprises a rectangular shape having a shorter edge in a greater gradient direction of the region.

US Pat. No. 9,292,912

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE OUTPUT THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image output method comprising:
determining whether to calculate a contrast ratio of a received first image;
when determining to calculate the contrast ratio of the received first image, calculating the contrast ratio of the received
first image;

dividing the received first image into a plurality of sub-images;
correcting quality of each of the sub-images based on the contrast ratio calculated for the received first image; and
outputting a second image by combining the corrected sub-images.

US Pat. No. 9,292,886

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL MEDIA ECOSYSTEM CLASSIFIED LISTINGS

Unittus, Inc., Bradenton...

1. A method for providing social media ecosystem classified listings, comprising:
receiving a plurality of electronic information from a plurality of target applications on a plurality of target network devices
each with one or more processors for a plurality of users on a first cloud application on a first cloud server network device
with one or more processors via a cloud communications network with a plurality of different wired and wireless networking
protocols, communications protocols, and social networking service protocols;

storing in a first non-transitory computer readable medium, the first cloud application, including a plurality of instructions
configured for executing the first cloud application on the cloud server network device with the one or more processors providing
the social media ecosystem with the classified listings, the cloud communications network comprising: one or more public communication
networks, one or more private networks, one or more community networks and one or more hybrid networks,

wherein the received plurality of electronic information includes a plurality of information for classified listings in the
social media ecosystem, and

wherein the social media ecosystem includes social media classified listing services for social media sellers and social media
purchasers;

storing from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device the received
plurality of electronic information into a plurality of index structures in the first non-transitory computer readable medium;

creating from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device a plurality
of classified listings by selecting portions of received plurality of electronic information stored in the index structures
in a plurality of different categories for the plurality of users of the plurality of target network devices;

calculating from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device, a
plurality of social index values for the plurality of users by calculating a numeric value from a X dimensional entity of
social commerce connections for each of the plurality of users with each dimension in the X dimensional entity assigned a
pre-determined numeric percentage and with a smallest dimension 1 in the X dimensional entity assigned a largest numeric percentage and including a set of highest value social connections
for a user and a largest dimension X in the X dimensional entity assigned a smallest numeric percentage and including a set
of lowest value social connections for the user;

storing from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device the created
plurality of classified listings and the calculated plurality of social index values in a plurality of cloud storage objects
on the cloud communications network with a cloud storage protocol;

providing public access from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network
device to a plurality of public search engines and to a plurality social media sites via the cloud communications network
the plurality of cloud storage objects including the plurality of classified listings;

receiving with the cloud communications protocol on the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on
the cloud server network device from a second target application on a second target network device for a second user via the
cloud communications network a request to view a first classified listing from a first user of a first target network device;

creating from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device a new
social commerce connection between the first user and the second user, the new social commerce connection including a plurality
of social commerce components comprising: reciprocity, community, social proof, authority, liking and scarcity components,
thereby creating a first level of security between first user and the second user based on the created new social commerce
connection created from the request to view the first classified listing posted by the first user;

storing from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device executing
on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device the new social commerce connection in the one or more cloud
storage objects created for the first user with the cloud storage protocol;

re-calculating from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device
a new social media index value associated with the first user based on the request to view the first classified listing and
the new created social commerce connection;

storing from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on the cloud server network device the re-calculated
new social media index value in a one or more cloud storage objects created for the first user with the cloud storage protocol;

receiving with the cloud communications protocol on the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on
the cloud server network device a communications request to communicate with the first user from the second user via the second
target application on the second target network device via the cloud communications network; and

sending with the cloud communications protocol from the first cloud application executing on the one or more processors on
the cloud server network device to the second target network device a private connection request via the cloud communications
network, wherein the private connection request requires the second user of the second target network device to enter information
to log into a private system to communicate the first user of the first target network device, thereby providing a second
level of security and a level of privacy between the first user and the second user based on the information used to log into
the private system based on the request from the second user to communicate with the first user, and thereby providing public
search of classified listings with private communication and with a plurality of layers of security and a level of privacy
for the plurality of users who have posted public classified listings and ensuring the social media index values and social
commerce connections of the plurality of users who have posted classified listings are properly updated in the social media
ecosystem each time a new request to view a classified listing is received.

US Pat. No. 9,292,883

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A TRAIL

disruptDev, LLC, Austin,...

1. A method for managing a trail, the method comprising:
receiving user input from a user;
generating the trail in response to receiving the user input provided by the user, the trail includes a plurality of nodes
that are interconnected;

establishing characteristics for the plurality of nodes including at least shape and color;
retrieving associated information relating to the user input, wherein the associated information is selected from a group
consisting of at least a collection of trails, requests, users, and URLs;

scoring the associated information based on a sense map and learning peers of the user;
modifying the trail based on the received user input and the scoring of the associated information;
displaying the trail according to user preferences established by the user.

US Pat. No. 9,292,862

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENDING MARKETING MESSAGES TO MOBILE-DEVICE USERS FROM A MOBILE-COMMERCE PLATFORM

Mocapay, Inc., Denver, C...

1. A computer-server-based method for sending marketing messages to mobile device users from a mobile commerce platform, the
computer-server-based method comprising:
receiving a request from a mobile device user for a perishable transaction code in connection with a transaction;
determining a type of the transaction based on the request for the perishable transaction code;
accessing historical transaction data associated with the mobile device user; and
transmitting a marketing message to a mobile device of the mobile device user, wherein the marketing message is based on the
type of the transaction, the historical transaction data, and the request for the perishable transaction code.

US Pat. No. 9,292,857

ONE-CLICK EXCEPTIONS

Panorama Software Inc., ...

1. A computerized method of automatically identifying and calculating time-dependent exceptions in a plurality of reports,
the method comprising:
analyzing a plurality of reports where each report of said plurality of reports is created from one of a plurality of multi-dimensional
databases, each report of said plurality of reports is comprising a plurality of cells arranged in rows and columns;

performing a comparison between each cell of said plurality of cells and a respective cell in at least one respective reference
report from a previous period selected by:

identifying a word semantically representing a time period along a time dimension of said each report. thereby locating said
time dimension, wherein said time dimension is one of a plurality of dimensions of said plurality of multi-dimensional databases,
and

locating said respective cell using said time dimension in said respective reference report,
wherein said comparison is performed by calculating a relative percentage change between said each cell and said respective
cell;

detecting a plurality of exceptional cells in the plurality of reports based on said relative percentage change exceeding
a predefined threshold;

calculating an exception quality value using a first statistical computation for each one of said plurality of detected exceptional
cells;

calculating a report quality value using a second statistical computation for each one of the plurality of reports based on
said calculated exception qualities; and

sending, for presentation on a user interface, said exception quality value and said report quality value for at least some
of said plurality of reports.

US Pat. No. 9,292,827

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ALLOCATION MACHINE

Rain Effect, LLC, Bellvu...

1. An intelligent product allocation facilitator device for product purchasing recommendations based on spontaneous spur of
the moment supplier incentives comprising:
an intelligent product allocation facilitator device comprising a processor capable of executing subroutines in an automated
business information system, said processor configured to:

receive point-of-sale data information into said intelligent product allocation facilitator device;
calculate and automatically display initial suggested industry tied information each time said automated business information
system is used;

wherein said initial suggested industry tied information comprises a business performance display of business performance
data together with disparate redundant business performance data;

display a one-click calendar display;
receive user input from said one-click calendar display of a time frame of inventory item data information for a particular
purchase decision;

display an inventory category selection display with a recommended hierarchical categorization of inventory items;
receive user input of at least two selected inventory items from a plurality of inventory items in said inventory category
selection display having said recommended hierarchical categorization of inventory items;

display an automatically generated inventory item display of a plurality of user-selected inventory items based on said user
input of said selected inventory items and said user input from said one-click calendar display;

wherein said automatically generated inventory item display comprises a display of a current individual store based comparison
percentage mixture purchase constraint for said selected inventory items and at least one historical individual store based
comparison percentage mixture purchase constraint for said selected inventory items;

receive user input of a selected purchase constraint from one of said purchase constraints in said inventory item display;
display a non-algorithm, spontaneously-based, multiple inventory item grouped deal term user entry portal;
receive user input of a user-entered, non-algorithm, spontaneously-based, multiple inventory item grouped deal term; and
display an automatically allocated purchase recommendation based on said user selection of one of said purchase constraints
and said user-entered, non-algorithm, spontaneously-based, multiple inventory item grouped deal term;

store, retrieve, and display a user entered singular, non-trend, daily, noted event associated with business sales information;
display events selected from a group consisting of enforcement issues, general, sporting event, special event, special promotion,
traffic, distribution, deals, and weather;

receive user input for cumulative deal tracking information and display said cumulative deal tracking information; and
receive purchase deal term entries from a user and display cumulative deal tracking.

US Pat. No. 9,292,779

MODULAR CHEMISTRY ANALYZER

Medica Corporation, Bedf...

1. An automated chemistry analysis method, comprising:
installing a plurality of chemistry analysis test
units in a carousel of a first chemistry analyzer, which includes one or more computer-based analysis tools and sequencing
logic for sequencing instructions to be carried out by the analysis tools, wherein each unit includes one or more vessels
for one or more reagents

with each vessel having an opening for access by a probe to aspirate the reagents, wherein each unit includes a wirelessly
machine-readable test specification that is stored in an RFID tag coupled with that unit and that defines a test including
a series of operations that employ the reagents corresponding to the vessels, and wherein the machine-readable test specification
includes test parameters for the operations, including at least one reagent reaction duration,

receiving a user selection of a first test corresponding to a first of the different modular chemistry analysis test units,
automatically retrieving by a computer associated with the chemistry analyzer the machine-readable test specification from
the RFID tag coupled with the first selected modular chemistry analysis test unit, including the reaction duration, and storing
it for access by the sequencing logic to allow the sequencing logic to instruct the analysis tools to carry out the first
selected test defined by the test specification,

carrying out the first test by the sequencing logic including:
aspirating the one or more reagents from the first selected modular chemistry analysis unit with the probe,
depositing the aspirated reagent(s) into a first reaction cuvette,
allowing a reaction to take place in the first reaction cuvette for the duration time retrieved from the machine-readable
test specification from the first selected modular chemistry analysis test unit, and

reading a first result after the step of allowing the reaction to take place for the duration retrieved from the machine-readable
test specification from the first selected modular chemistry analysis test unit,

receiving a user selection of a second test different from the first test and corresponding to a second of the different modular
chemistry analysis test units,

automatically retrieving by the computer associated with the chemistry analyzer the machine-readable test specification from
the RFID tag coupled with the second selected modular chemistry analysis test unit, including the reaction duration, and storing
it for access by the sequencing logic to allow the sequencing logic to instruct the analysis tools to carry out the second
selected test defined by the test specification, and

carrying out the second test by the sequencing logic including:
aspirating the one or more reagents from the second modular chemistry analysis unit with the probe,
depositing the aspirated reagent(s) into a second reaction cuvette,
allowing a reaction to take place in the second reaction cuvette for the duration time retrieved from the machine-readable
test specification from the second selected modular chemistry analysis test unit, and

reading a second result after the step of allowing the reaction to take place for the duration retrieved from the machine-readable
test specification from the second selected modular chemistry analysis test unit.

US Pat. No. 9,292,762

REGION EXTRACTION SYSTEM

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A system that extracts a region of interest from an image,
the region extraction system, having:
an input unit that accepts inputs of the region of interest and an object image;
an algorithm management dissection database that stores an optimum algorithm and an unknown quantity including parameter for
extracting the region of interest;

a region extraction unit that acquires the algorithm and the parameter stored in the algorithm management dissection database
with entry of the region of interest and the object image and executes region extraction processing for the region of interest
by applying the algorithm and the parameter so acquired to the object image;

a luminance distribution analyzing unit that outputs an unknown quantity parameter by calculating a luminance distribution
of the region of interest with entry of the region of interest and the object image;

a luminance distribution management database that stores similarity in luminance distribution of biological tissues;
a region extraction pre-processing unit that performs pre-processing for obtaining the unknown quantity parameter with entry
of the object image, and the algorithm and the parameter stored in the algorithm management dissection database; and

a display unit that displays a result of extraction,
wherein in the region extraction unit, in a case where the unknown quantity is included in the parameter so input, an optimum
value of the parameter is acquired from the luminance distribution analyzing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,292,729

METHOD AND SOFTWARE FOR ANALYSING MICROBIAL GROWTH

LBT Innovations Limited, ...

1. A method for analysing microbial growth on a solid culture medium, the method including:
obtaining, using a processor, image data of the solid culture medium and any microbial growth,
for a plurality of pixels in the image data, generating, using a processor, an associated feature vector of values obtained
by applying one or more filters to the image data,

using a classifier to classify, using a processor, each pixel in the plurality of pixels based on the associated feature vector,
analysing, using a processor, results of pixel classifications of each said pixel to derive a microbiological assessment of
the solid culture medium and any microbial growth, and

outputting the microbiological assessment.

US Pat. No. 9,292,705

MANAGEMENT OF DRONE OPERATIONS AND SECURITY IN A PERVASIVE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

LENS VENTURES, LLC, San ...

1. A method for regulating the use of a given site by programmable drones concerning drone conduct within comprising:
establishing, by a geo-fence server, outer site boundaries with a geo-fence, the outer site boundaries established by the
geo-fence limited to an area less-than the area covered by the wireless communication range of the geo-fence server;

receiving, by the geo-fence server, a wireless, two-way, communicative link with a programmable drone at the outer site boundary,
the programmable drone configured to transmit data via the communicative link, the data including programming of the programmable
drone as relating to the area within the outer site boundaries;

negotiating, by the geo-fence server with the programmable drone via the communicative link, site use restrictions for the
programmable drone, wherein said negotiating comprises a dual participation investigation and response process to permit the
programmable drone site access and use according to a set of configured parameters based upon results of the investigation
and response process; and

issuing, by the geo-fence server, a permitted access and use verdict as a result of the negotiation to the programmable drone.

US Pat. No. 9,292,700

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURING DATA

Atomizer Group, LLC, Wor...

1. A method for securing user data, comprising the steps of:
a) setting the user data as input data;
b) randomly fragmenting the input data into a plurality of Atoms and randomly distributing the Atoms into an AtomPool and
an AtomKey; and

c) recording information about the fragmentation and the distribution of step b) into an AtomMap;wherein:
the AtomPool and the AtomKey pre-exist the distribution of step b);
the AtomPool of step b) is divided into a number of zones, the number being Z?1, with the AtomKey being zone Z; and
the distribution of step b) comprises the steps of:
d) randomly selecting the zone into which an Atom is distributed, wherein the zone selection occurs separately for each Atom;
e) copying each Atom to the zone selected for that Atom in step d), starting at a zone index for that zone, overwriting any
data that exists in the location where each Atom is copied; and

f) moving the zone index of each zone into which any Atom was copied in step e) to a location immediately after the location
where the Atom is copied.

US Pat. No. 9,292,661

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING RIGHTS-PROTECTED CONTENT

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by a distribution mechanism, rights-protected content for a recipient who has access rights to the rights-protected
content;

receiving a request, from the recipient, to forward the received rights-protected content through the distribution mechanism
to another recipient, wherein access rights for the rights-protected content are controlled according to a policy via a policy
server;

determining, based on the policy, if the another recipient currently has access rights to the rights-protected content;
in response to determining that the another recipient does not currently have access rights to the rights-protected content,
the distribution mechanism:

holding the content in a hold queue; and
sending a communication to an entity authorized to grant access rights for the rights-protected content, the communication
including a request to update the policy by granting access rights to the rights-protected content to the another recipient;
and

upon receiving acknowledgement that the another recipient has been granted access rights to the rights-protected content in
response to the communication, the distribution mechanism:

releasing the rights-protected content from the hold queue; and
forwarding the rights-protected content to the another recipient in accordance with the policy.

US Pat. No. 9,292,658

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICAL RECORD

International Business Ma...

1. A method of providing a confidence-estimation-based inference, the method comprising:
receiving a query concerning a patient from a user;
accessing an electronic health record (EHR) for the patient, the EHR including a first component regarding the patient;
querying the user, using a conversational interface, for a second component regarding the patient, the second component being
in a natural language information form;

receiving the second component regarding the patient in response to the query;
calculating a first probability density function using the first component, and a second probability density function using
the second component;

combining the first and second probability density functions using a Gaussian mixture model;
calculating at least one conditional probability table using the Gaussian mixture model; and
providing the confidence-estimation-based inference based on the at least one conditional probability table.

US Pat. No. 9,292,652

GENERIC DESIGN RULE CHECKING (DRC) TEST CASE EXTRACTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of generating a test case in design rule checking to determine whether a physical layout of circuit components
on an integrated circuit device satisfies predetermined design rules, comprising:
extracting coordinates of an error marker for a first error identified in an integrated circuit design corresponding to the
integrated circuit device, the first error indicating that a shape, size or location of one of the circuit components on the
integrated circuit device would violate one of the design rules;

identifying a first rectangle that encloses the error marker;
generating a first test case based on data of the integrated circuit design contained within the first rectangle;
determining whether the first test case is representative of the first error;
in response to determining the first test case is not representative of the first error, identifying a second rectangle that
is larger than the first rectangle and between the first rectangle and a third rectangle which corresponds to an edge of a
chip which comprises the integrated circuit device; and

generating a second test case based on data of the integrated circuit design contained within the second rectangle.

US Pat. No. 9,292,635

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATIVE VEHICLE CRASH PLANNING AND SEQUENCE DEPLOYMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method for real-time crash modeling, comprising:
using a processor device operatively coupled with at least one sensor in a parallel computing environment, performing:
deriving a likelihood of an impact occurring between a first vehicle and a second vehicle;
negotiating a crash modeling protocol between the first and the second vehicle by partitioning the parallel computing environment
into partitions between computing nodes representing the first and second vehicles, each partition comprising the variable
simulation state for its associated vehicle; and

determining an optimal crash sequence that minimizes possible injury and damage by iteratively performing the following within
time step boundaries:

exchanging information with the first and second vehicles according to the crash modeling protocol, said information comprising
a variable simulation state of each vehicle indicating a state of collaborative crash parameters;

collaboratively computing a crash model prior to the impact, using the exchanged information, said crash model comprising
differential actions for each vehicle to take in order to minimize injury and damage; and

exchanging the computed crash model.

US Pat. No. 9,292,628

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING MODELS OF A DATASET FOR A DATA VISUALIZATION

Tableau Software, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
at a computer system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs configured for execution by the
one or more processors:

providing a graphical user interface for a user to specify characteristics of a data visualization;
receiving, through the provided user interface, user selection of a plurality of fields from a dataset and user association
of each field in the plurality of fields with a respective field container in the user interface, wherein the plurality of
fields includes a first field and a second field of the dataset, and each field container corresponds to a data visualization
characteristic;

determining a set of data properties for each of the first and second fields;
generating a statistical model of a mathematical relationship between the first and second fields based on the data properties
of the first and second fields and data values associated with the first and second fields in the dataset, wherein the mathematical
relationship expresses one of the first and second fields as a response variable that is a function of the other of the first
and second fields based on the determined set of data properties for the first and second fields; and

displaying the data visualization in the user interface according to the user associations of the plurality of fields with
the field containers and displaying a graphical representation of the statistical model superimposed on the data visualization.

US Pat. No. 9,292,625

DYNAMIC DETERMINATION OF PATTERN TYPE AND CHART TYPE FOR VISUAL ANALYTICS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method comprising:
retrieving, in a computer system, information associated with a visual analytic, the visual analytic comprising a first visualization
of analytical data generated from a business object in accordance with a report definition and a corresponding first visual
analytic pattern, wherein the report definition comprises analytical operations operable on the business object to generate
the analytical data, and wherein the first visual analytic pattern comprises instructions for generating the first visualization
of the analytical data;

analyzing, in the computer system, the information associated with the visual analytic to generate a second visual analytic
pattern comprising instructions for generating a second visualization of the analytical data different from the first visualization;

in response to receiving a selection of one of the first and second visual analytic patterns from a client computing device,
sending the selected one of the first and second visual analytic patterns to the client computing device for the client computing
device to display one of the first and second visualizations corresponding to the selection; and

analyzing the first visualization or the second visualization to determine a first region in the first visualization or a
second region in the second visualization with space in which to render a legend control.

US Pat. No. 9,292,613

GENERATION OF GENERIC UNIVERSAL RESOURCE INDICATORS

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for creating a generic universal resource indicator, the method comprising:
receiving, by a computer system, a universal resource indicator, via a generic universal resource user interface;
parsing, by the computer system, the universal resource indicator to identify one or more parameters, wherein the parsing
comprises using rules to determine what portions of the universal resource indicator constitute parameters;

causing, by the computer system, the generic universal resource user interface to be presented that permits each of the one
or more parameters to be selected and mapped to a variable;

receiving, by the computer system, a selection of a first parameter to be mapped;
receiving, by the computer system, an indication of a first variable to map to the first parameter of the selection, wherein
a value for the first variable is configured to vary based on a first data field of a record accessed from a plurality of
records of a database;

creating, by the computer system, a generic universal resource indicator having a generic parameter corresponding to the first
parameter of the selection, wherein the generic parameter is mapped to the first variable;

validating the generic universal resource indicator by:
retrieving multiple potential values for the first variable by accessing the first data field for multiple records in the
database;

creating a plurality of specific universal resource indicators, wherein each specific universal resource indicator is created
using the generic universal resource indicator and one of the multiple potential values for the first variable; and

determining whether each of the plurality of specific universal resource indicators corresponds to a valid universal resource
locator; and

causing, by the computer system, via a preview universal resource indicator display of the generic universal resource user
interface, the generic universal resource indicator having the generic parameter to be presented.

US Pat. No. 9,292,582

RENDERING A DATABASE RECORD IN A FIXED DISPLAY SPACE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of rendering a database record comprising a plurality of fields in a fixed display space, said method comprising:
with a physical processor configured to access and display said database record:
calculating an output string length by determining a length of said fixed display space and subtracting a total length of
each label associated with each field in said database record;

calculating an average string length for a string for each of said fields by dividing the output string length by the number
of fields in said database record;

allocating to each of said fields in said database record a maximum display length equal to, at most, the average string length;
and

displaying in said fixed display space a portion of each said field in said database record, wherein said displayed portion
of any said field is no longer than said maximum display length allocated to that particular said field;
wherein said portion of at least one field displayed in said fixed display space comprises a truncated label, the truncation
of the label resulting from the allocated maximum display length.

US Pat. No. 9,292,578

RELEVANCY SORTING OF USER'S BROWSER HISTORY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising: at least a memory and a processor configured to:
process weighted metadata using a relevancy algorithm, the weighted metadata being weighted with numerical weights that represent
how important a particular piece of metadata is in respect to total relevance of maintained metadata, the maintained metadata
associated with browser-accessible items and including at least two of: a title associated with an item, a URL associated
with an item, a last date an item was visited by a user, frequency with which an item has been visited by a user, or whether
or not an item was selected from a list, the weighted metadata being weighted with at least two different numerical weight
values; and

responsive to receiving a user action associated with accessing one or more items, cause presentation of suggestions based
upon the user action and an output of the relevancy algorithm, the presenting comprising displaying the suggestions with a
visible identifier of a type of each of the suggestions, wherein individual types of suggestions are associated with a different
user action related to the browser that caused an associated suggestion to be presented.

US Pat. No. 9,292,577

USER ACCESSIBILITY TO DATA ANALYTICS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method of performing an appropriate type of data analysis for a user having limited access to data
analytics, the computer implemented method comprising:
a processor creating a user profile for a user;
the processor receiving, from the user, a preliminary request for a data analysis, wherein the preliminary request fails to
identify an appropriate data source for the data analysis, and wherein the preliminary request fails to identify an appropriate
type of data analysis;

the processor creating a customized request from the preliminary request based on the user profile, wherein the customized
request is specific for the user, and wherein the customized request identifies the appropriate data source for analysis;

the processor mapping, based on the user profile, the customized request to a specific data constrained analytic algorithm
that performs the appropriate type of data analysis;

the processor utilizing the specific data constrained analytic algorithm to perform the appropriate type of data analysis
on the appropriate data source in order to generate an analytic result; and

the processor transmitting the analytic result to the user.

US Pat. No. 9,292,567

BULK MATCHING WITH UPDATE

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by a computer cause
the computer to:
store, in a database, i) a plurality of old records each describing a given entity and ii) single best records (SBRs) that
group the records by entity, where each respective SBR includes i) SBR data fields storing data that describe a respective
unique entity and ii) an identifier for each record in the database that describes the entity;

receive a set of new records for matching with the old records, where each new record includes a new record match field value
in a selected record data field, and wherein each new record describes only a single entity such that each new record matches
at most a single SBR;

perform matching between each new record in the set of new records and the SBRs and:
when a first new record matches a first identified SBR create a first transaction to update one or more SBR data fields in
the first identified SBR based on the first new record; and

when a second new record matches a second identified SBR, create a second transaction to update one or more SBR data fields
in the second identified SBR based on the second new record;

when a third new record does not match any SBR:
create a first new SBR for a new entity based, at least in part, on the third new record; and
create a first image file describing the first new SBR;
when a fourth new record does not match any SBR:
create a second new SBR for a new entity based, at least in part, on the third new record; and
create a second image file describing the second new SBR;
after matching has been performed for all new records in the set of new records:
execute the first transaction and the second transaction to update the first identified SBR and the second identified SBR
during a single batch update to the database; and

load the first image file and the second image file into the database using a database loader.

US Pat. No. 9,292,565

TEMPLATE-BASED RECOGNITION OF FOOD PRODUCT INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for template based recognition of food product information comprises:
capturing an image of food product packaging;
extracting an attribute from the image;
finding, in a template database, a template matching the attribute, in which the matching template identifies data redundancies
in the image;

extracting, by referencing the matching template, food product information from the image;
using the data redundancies to cross check the extracted food product information;
transforming the food product information according to user defined preferences; and
displaying the transformed information to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,292,556

SEARCHING A MAP DATABASE VIA A TREE OF NODES HAVING MULTIPLE SEARCH CRITERIA AND FILTER ITEMS WITHIN A NON TERMINAL NODE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a vehicle navigation system having a digital map database and a processor to output data records
from the digital map database based on input data records entered by the user, the method comprising:
structuring a set of data records present in the digital map database via a tree structure having nodes arranged in multiple
hierarchical levels, wherein nodes of the lowest hierarchical level are terminal nodes;

assigning nodes of the tree structure, which are not terminal nodes, search criteria and filter information items, wherein
each node which is not a terminal node includes multiple search criteria, and wherein each one of the multiple search criteria
within a respective node which is not a terminal node is assigned multiple filter information items within the respective
node which is not a terminal node, and wherein the filter information items are information for additional selection criteria,
and wherein each terminal node includes (i) a first information item corresponding to a search criterion and (ii) a second
information corresponding to a filter information item;

performing, by the processor, a search of the digital map database using the input data records entered by the user; and
outputting, via a display unit, data records selected from the digital map database in the search.

US Pat. No. 9,292,517

EFFICIENTLY IDENTIFYING IMAGES, VIDEOS, SONGS OR DOCUMENTS MOST RELEVANT TO THE USER BASED ON ATTRIBUTE FEEDBACK

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method for efficiently identifying images, videos, audio files or documents relevant to a user, the method comprising:
determining a set of attribute ranking functions, each of which predicts or assigns a relative strength of an attribute in
an image, video, audio file or document from a pool of ranked database images, videos, audio files or documents;

presenting a set of reference images, videos, audio files or documents from said pool of database images, videos, audio files
or documents;

receiving a selection of one or more images, videos, audio files or documents from said set of reference images, videos, audio
files or documents along with relative attribute feedback pertaining to one or more attributes of said selected one or more
images, videos, audio files or documents, wherein said relative attribute feedback comprises feedback regarding a desired
degree of a characteristic of an attribute; and

revising, by a processor, a system's model of what images, videos, audio files or documents are relevant to said user by updating
one or more relevance ranking functions of a set of relevance ranking functions using said relative attribute feedback and
said set of attribute ranking functions, wherein said set of relevance ranking functions are used to rank said database images,
videos, audio files or documents based on how relevant said database images, videos, audio files or documents are to a user's
search.

US Pat. No. 9,292,497

CONTEXT-BASED TRANSLATION

Lingua Next Technologies ...

1. A method for developing a corpora of context-based phrase translations for translating one or more sections of one or more
applications, from a source language to a target language, the method comprising:
storing a plurality of text phrases present on the one or more sections;
storing a plurality of screen shot images of the one or more sections in accordance with a pre-defined condition;
storing a timestamp associated with each of said text phrases and each of said screen shot images; and
combining the plurality of text phrases and the plurality of screen shot images based on said timestamps, to translate said
text phrases to generate the corpora of context-based phrase translations, wherein the above steps are executed by a microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 9,292,479

PROVIDING AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT COLLECTION

GOOGLE INC., Mountain Vi...

7. An apparatus, comprising:
a memory having program instructions stored therein; and
one or more processors configured to execute the program instructions, wherein the program instructions, when executed, cause
the one or more processors to:

receive a user request to access an electronic document collection that integrates a plurality of electronic sub-documents
that are each of one of a plurality of defined document types,

access information regarding the electronic document collection, the information identifying a first sub-document from the
plurality of electronic sub-documents using a first non-address identifier that does not provide access to the first sub-document
and that can be used to locate the first sub-document within a data repository,

identify a first document type from the plurality of defined document types for the first sub-document based on the first
non-address identifier,

access the first sub-document using the first non-address identifier via a first software application that is configured to
provide access for the first document type,

identify a dynamic link in the first sub-document to a second sub-document from the plurality of electronic sub-documents,
the dynamic link using a second non-address identifier that does not provide access to the second sub-document and that can
be used to locate the second sub-document within a data repository,

identify a second document type from the plurality of defined document types for the second sub-document based on the second
non-address identifier,

access the second sub-document using the second non-address identifier via a second software application that is configured
to provide access for the second document type,

receive a user selection that identifies at least part of the second sub-document as an indicated portion of the second sub-document;
and

integrate only the indicated portion of the second sub-document into the first sub-document wherein the first sub-document
is a map sub-document that includes a depiction of a geographic area and integrating only the indicated portion of the second
sub-document includes the one or more processors causing geographic locations to be displayed in the first sub-document based
on only the indicated portion of the second sub-document, wherein the program instructions further cause the one or more processers
to cause geographic locations to be displayed in the first sub-document by interpreting the second sub-document using the
second software application to provide interpreted data to the first software application and wherein integrating only the
indicated portion of the second sub-document into the first sub-document includes integrating the interpreted data into the
first sub-document.

US Pat. No. 9,292,475

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION

Glooko Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method for transforming data comprising:
receiving electronic information at a second device from a first device, the electronic information comprising a plurality
of numerical data value samples representing successive periodic samples taken of an incoming signal, the sampling performed
at sampling intervals, each sampling interval separated by sampling periods;

analyzing the data value samples, by the second device, to determine a first point, the first point being an earliest sampling
point at which an absolute value of a first rate of change of data value samples reflected over one or more successive sampling
periods first exceeds a predetermined slope threshold;

analyzing the data value samples, by the second device, to determine a second point taken later in time than the first point,
the second point being an earliest sampling point at which an absolute value of a second rate of change of the data value
samples reflected over one or more successive sampling periods is first below the predetermined slope threshold;

analyzing the data value samples, by the second device, to determine a third point taken later in time than the second point,
the third point being an earliest sampling point at which an absolute value of a third rate of change of data value samples
reflected over one or more successive sampling periods first exceeds the predetermined slope threshold;

analyzing, by the second device, the data value samples to determine a fourth point taken later in time than the third point,
the fourth point being an earliest point at which an absolute value of a rate of change of data value samples reflected over
one or more successive sampling periods falls below the predetermined slope threshold;

determining, by the second device, a number of bits of information that have been detected between the first and fourth points.

US Pat. No. 9,292,463

COMMUNICATION OF DEVICE PRESENCE BETWEEN BOOT ROUTINE AND OPERATING SYSTEM

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first processor circuit; and
a first storage communicatively coupled to the first processor circuit and arranged to store a first sequence of instructions
operative on the first processor circuit to:

create a device table comprising multiple device blocks, each device block corresponding to one of multiple hardware devices
accessible to the first processor circuit, the device blocks arranged in an order within the device table indicative of relative
positions of the hardware devices in a hierarchy of buses and at least one bridge device of the multiple hardware devices;

enable access to the device table by an operating system;
load multiple device drivers, each device driver of the multiple device drivers corresponding to a device block of the multiple
device blocks, in an order corresponding to the order in which the device blocks are arranged within the device table; and

execute a second sequence of instructions of the operating system operative on the first processor circuit to access the device
table.

US Pat. No. 9,292,456

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA SYNCHRONIZATION ACROSS DIGITAL DEVICE INTERFACES

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A system for synchronizing and re-ordering data transmitted between first and second clock domains associated with first
and second device interfaces, respectively, comprising:
an arbiter connected to one or more data input ports that receives one or more read requests, and selects at least one read
request from the one or more read requests based on a predetermined criteria, wherein the one or more data input ports are
associated with the first device interface;

a transaction manager, connected to the arbiter, that includes one or more entries organized as one or more linked lists,
each linked list corresponding to at least one of the one or more data input ports, wherein the transaction manager allocates
a first entry of the one of the entries to the selected read request, wherein the first entry is associated with a first linked
list of the one or more linked lists corresponding to the selected read request, determines the first entry associated with
a toggle signal, generates a read pointer when the first entry is an initial entry of the first linked list, invalidates the
initial entry after generating the read pointer, and designates an entry subsequent to the initial entry as the initial entry;

an asynchronous first-in-first-out (FIFO) module connected to the arbiter and the transaction manager for appending an entry
identifier corresponding to the first entry; and

a read data buffer connected to the asynchronous FIFO module and the transaction manager for receiving the selected read request,
generating a tag corresponding to the first entry, appending the tag to the selected read request, transmitting the selected
read request to the second device interface, receiving a response data from the second device interface, mapping the response
data with the corresponding read request entry identifier using the tag associated with the response data and a mapping table
that includes a mapping between the one or more entry identifiers and corresponding tags generated by the read data buffer,
transmitting the toggle signal corresponding to the first entry, and transmitting the response data corresponding to the first
entry to the first device interface.

US Pat. No. 9,292,448

DYNAMIC SIZING OF MEMORY CACHES

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A mobile device, comprising:
a global cache manager, wherein the global cache manager is configured to manage a cache for one or more applications of the
mobile device, wherein the mobile device comprises a non-application space and an application space, wherein the non-application
space is distinct from the application space, wherein the non-application space is configured to store an operating system
of the mobile device, and wherein the global cache manager and the one or more applications are configured to execute while
resident in the application space of the mobile device;

a processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium having instructions stored thereon that, upon execution of the instructions by the processor,
cause the mobile device to perform functions comprising:

receiving, at the global cache manager, an indication of a triggering event related to memory allocated for an application
of the one or more applications, wherein the global cache manager is distinct from the application;

responsively determining, using the global cache manager, an amount of memory currently allocated to the application;
determining, using the global cache manager, whether a memory limit for the application is within a threshold amount of being
exceeded by the amount of memory currently allocated to the application; and

responsive to determining that the memory limit for the application is within the threshold amount of being exceeded, the
global cache manager instructing the application to cease utilization of a portion of memory currently allocated to the cache.

US Pat. No. 9,292,430

METHOD OF WRITING DATA, MEMORY, AND SYSTEM FOR WRITING DATA IN MEMORY

INDUSTRIAL BANK OF KOREA,...

1. A method of writing data, the method comprising:
saving input data provided from outside a memory comprising a NAND cell array, in at least a part of a first register comprised
in the memory;

after the saving the input data, saving part of data stored in a first page of the NAND cell array, in a remaining part of
the first register;

after the saving the part of data, saving data stored in a second page of the NAND cell array, in a second register comprised
in the memory;

erasing the data stored in the first page and the second page; and
programming the data stored in the first register, into the first page, and programming the data stored in the second register,
into the second page, and programming the data stored in the second register, into the second page,

wherein,
the first register is configured to store ‘C’ data, and ‘C’ is the number of bits written in the first page, and the part
of the data saved in the remaining part of the first register corresponds to a remaining part of the first page other than
a part of the first page in which the input data is to be programmed,

the first page and the second page are comprised in one word-line of the NAND cell array, and
the input data is provided from outside the NAND cell array and a page buffer comprised in the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,292,401

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING DESKTOP READINESS USING INTERACTIVE MEASURES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A virtual desktop infrastructure comprising:
a server; and
a host in communication with said server, wherein said host comprises a virtual desktop and a virtual desktop agent, wherein
said virtual desktop agent is configured to:

perform a plurality of injecting events via one or more monitoring agents, each of the plurality of injecting events being
a simulated input device event;

receive, via a display module, a response to the plurality of injecting events, the response being a display update causing
pixel color values for the display module to alter;

identify, via the one or more monitoring agents, whether the response to the plurality of injecting events is an expected
response;

determine, via the one or more monitoring agents, a readiness of said virtual desktop based on the expected response;
notify said server, via a notifying agent, when the readiness of said virtual desktop is determined;
wherein said server is configured to calculate a readiness time for said virtual desktop based on the notification received
from the notifying agent, wherein the readiness time is calculated by comparing when the readiness of said virtual desktop
was determined with a start time of said virtual desktop.

US Pat. No. 9,292,390

PULSED-LATCH BASED RAZOR WITH 1-CYCLE ERROR RECOVERY SCHEME

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system for error recovery, comprising:
an error detection module configured to determine an error in at least one stage of a plurality of stages during a first cycle
on a hardware circuit, each of the plurality of stages having a main latch and a shadow latch; and

a control module configured to transmit a first signal to an output stage of the at least one stage to stall the main latch
and the shadow latch of the output stage during a second cycle,

the control module further configured to transmit a second signal to an input stage of the at least one stage to stall the
main latch of the input stage during the second cycle and to stall the main latch and the shadow latch of the input stage
during a third cycle,

the control module further configured to restore data from the shadow latch to the main latch for the at least one stage and
the input stage to recover from the error.

US Pat. No. 9,292,348

SYSTEM OVERHEAD-BASED AUTOMATIC ADJUSTING OF NUMBER OF RUNNING PROCESSORS WITHIN A SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product comprising:
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium readable by a processor and storing executable instructions for execution
by the processor for performing a method comprising:

automatically determining whether to adjust a number N of processors running within a system for processing a workload, the
system comprising an operating system, and the automatically determining comprising:

obtaining a measure of operating system overhead by evaluating one or more characteristics of processor time of the N processors
consumed within the system for a time interval;

obtaining a measure of system utilization of the N processors running within the system for processing the workload for the
time interval; and

automatically ascertaining whether to adjust the number N of processors running within the system for a next time interval
to improve system efficiency using, at least in part, the obtained measure of operating system overhead and the obtained measure
of system utilization of the N processors.

US Pat. No. 9,292,311

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SOFTWARE PROBLEM SOLUTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for providing software problem solutions, the method comprising:
obtaining a software problem of a questioning user;
obtaining, from other users, multiple solutions for solving the software problem, each of the multiple solutions being provided
as a recording script, and each of the recording scripts includes a user operation sequence and a corresponding semantic node
sequence, wherein one or more semantic nodes in each of the semantic node sequences describes meanings of user operations;

analyzing, by a computer processor, the semantic node sequences in the recording scripts of the multiple solutions to determine
recommendation degree information for the multiple solutions; and

outputting the multiple solutions and the associated recommendation degree information.

US Pat. No. 9,292,290

INSTRUCTION SET ARCHITECTURE WITH OPCODE LOOKUP USING MEMORY ATTRIBUTE

International Business Ma...

1. A circuit arrangement, comprising:
a processing unit;
a memory address translation data structure for use in performing memory address translation for instructions in an instruction
stream being executed by the processing unit, wherein the memory address translation data structure includes a decode-related
attribute associated with an instruction from the instruction stream, wherein the instruction is associated with an address
at which the instruction is stored in an address space, and wherein the decode-related attribute is accessed using at least
a portion of the address;

decode logic configured to access the decode-related attribute in the memory address translation data structure and decode
at least a portion of an opcode for the instruction using the decode-related attribute; and

an opcode data structure configured to store a plurality of opcodes, wherein the decode logic is configured to access the
opcode data structure using the decode-related attribute to determine the at least a portion of the opcode, wherein the opcode
data structure comprises a table storing the plurality of opcodes, and wherein the decode-related attribute includes at least
a portion of an index used to select an opcode from among the plurality of opcodes.

US Pat. No. 9,292,285

INTERPOLATION IMPLEMENTATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a floating-point unit; and
one or more circuits configured to:
receive an initial value X for a floating-point operation, wherein X is a value in the range from 0 to 1.0 inclusive; and
generate first and second floating-point values based on an exponent of X such that a sum of the first and second floating-point
values is 1 in a particular floating-point format;

wherein the floating-point unit is configured to perform an operation using the first and second floating-point values, wherein
the floating-point unit is configured to perform the operation using the particular floating-point format.

US Pat. No. 9,292,257

ACCURATE RANGE CALCULATION FOR VEHICLES, COMPUTED OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method for providing an estimated operating range for a vehicle, the method comprising:
receiving, at a server remotely located from the vehicle, vehicle status data from the vehicle via a communication network;
accessing reference data derived from a source other than the vehicle;
receiving a map information coefficient from output of a first algorithm at a map server;
receiving a crowd-sourced data coefficient from output of a second algorithm at a crowd data server;
calculating an estimated range for the vehicle using the vehicle status data and the reference data, the estimated range being
a distance available to be traveled by the vehicle before a next fuel stop or recharge is needed;

wherein the first and second algorithms being controlled independently from one another and the calculating comprises calculating
the following formula:

estimated range=maximum available range of vehicle+(map information coefficient+crowd-sourced data coefficient)*maximum available
range of vehicle;
and
sending the estimated range back to the vehicle for display to the driver.

US Pat. No. 9,292,224

PROVIDING INDIRECT DATA ADDRESSING FOR A CONTROL BLOCK AT A CHANNEL SUBSYSTEM OF AN I/O PROCESSING SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for facilitating input/output (I/O) processing for an I/O operation at a host computer system
configured for communication with a control unit, the computer program product comprising:
a non-transitory tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing
circuit for performing a method comprising:

sending a transport command word (TCW) for an I/O operation from a host computer to an I/O subsystem, the TCW specifying a
location address and indicating whether the TCW directly or indirectly addresses a message for transmitting one or more commands
to the control unit;

receiving the TCW at the I/O subsystem;
extracting the specified location address from the TCW;
obtaining the message from the specified location address based on the TCW indicating direct addressing, the message including
the one or more I/O commands;

gathering the one or more I/O commands from command locations specified by a list of addresses identified by the specified
location address to form the message based on the TCW indicating indirect addressing; and

generating a message including the one or more I/O commands.

US Pat. No. 9,292,194

USER INTERFACE CONTROL USING A KEYBOARD

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A tangible storage medium storing computer-readable instructions that when executed by one or more processors produce actions
comprising:
receiving data comprising a first sequence of key-presses from a first set of adjacent keys on the keyboard and a second sequence
of key-presses from a second set of adjacent keys on the keyboard, wherein the first and second set do not intersect;

mapping the sequence of key-presses to a first sequence of coordinates in the user interface and the second sequence of key-presses
to a second sequence of coordinates in the user interface;

comparing the first and second sequence of coordinates to detect a multi-touch gesture;
controlling movement of an object displayed in the user interface in accordance with the multi-touch gesture.

US Pat. No. 9,292,163

PERSONALIZED 3D AVATARS IN A VIRTUAL SOCIAL VENUE

ONSET VI, L.P., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for interacting in a three-dimensional platform, the method comprising:
providing a user with an interface comprising a virtual three-dimensional space;
connecting to one or more social networks to which the user belongs, each social network providing a social graph with a list
of friends of the user;

leveraging the social graph to enable the user to invite friends from the one or more social networks to interact in the three-dimensional
space;

providing avatars to the user and friends of the user who enter the virtual social venue;
further leveraging the social graph to import a user profile picture from the one or more social networks to which the user
belongs;

superimposing at least a portion of the user profile picture onto the user's avatar; and
displaying the avatars with the superimposed profile picture within the context of the virtual three-dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 9,292,149

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUBLIC COMPUTING

LITL LLC, Boston, MA (US...

1. A method of configuring a portable computer for transient use by a plurality of guests at a selected location, the method
comprising:
initiating a generic first session responsive to a first guest of the plurality of guests accessing the portable computer
via a user interface of the portable computer;

creating a first guest profile and displaying a first selection of content in a default view arrangement on a display screen
of the portable computer during the generic first session responsive to the generic first session being initiated;

responsive to the first guest electing a personalized home view arrangement during the generic first session, displaying a
second selection of content on the display screen, the second selection of content comprising more available content than
the first selection of content, wherein the second selection of content is composed of and arranged according to the personalized
home view arrangement;

terminating the generic first session responsive to a termination action taken by the first guest or expiration of a time-out
period;

erasing history of the generic first session on the portable computer responsive to termination of the generic first session;
and

redisplaying the first selection of content in the default view arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,292,128

TOUCH SCREEN PROTECTOR WITH GLASS AND CONFORMABLE OUTER PERIMETER

AEVOE INTERNATIONAL LTD.,...

1. A touch screen protector for a portable electronic device having a front face that includes a touch screen portion and
a declining outer perimeter, the touch screen protector comprising:
a glass sheet having front and back sides that corresponds in size to the touch screen portion;
a conformable perimeter portion that corresponds to the declining outer perimeter of the front face of the portable electronic
device, wherein the conformable perimeter portion is curved to correspond to the declining outer perimeter of the front face
of the portable electronic device; and

an adhesive provided along at least a portion of the conformable perimeter portion facing the portable electronic device and
having adhesive strength enabling repeated removal and reattachment;

wherein the touch screen portion allows a capacitive value on the touch screen portion when touched on the glass sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,292,095

PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling a photographing apparatus, the method comprising:
recognizing a gesture involving motion in an input image as a previously defined gesture;
if the gesture corresponds to a previously defined gesture for a zoom operation, performing the zoom operation using optical
zoom; and

while the zoom operation is being performed, continuing recognizing the gesture by taking into consideration the zoom operation
by correcting a detected motion to remove a global motion to leave only a local motion and recognizing the gesture from the
local motion.

US Pat. No. 9,292,083

INTERACTING WITH USER INTERFACE VIA AVATAR

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. In a computing device, a method of presenting a user interface, the method comprising:
receiving depth data from a depth-sensing camera;
locating a plurality of persons in the depth data;
determining a selected person of the plurality of persons to be in control of the user interface relative to one or more other
persons of the plurality of persons from one or more of a posture and a gesture of the selected person in the depth data relative
to the one or more other persons of the plurality of persons, the one or more of the posture and the gesture comprising one
or more characteristics indicative of an intent of the selected person to assume control of the user interface;

forming an image of an avatar representing the selected person;
outputting to the display device an image of a user interface, the user interface comprising an interactive user interface
control;

outputting to the display device the image of the avatar such that the avatar appears to face the user interface control;
detecting a motion of the selected person via the depth data; and
outputting to the display device an animated representation of the avatar interacting with the user interface control based
upon the motion of the selected person.

US Pat. No. 9,292,047

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A USER CONFIGURABLE DOCKING SYSTEM

1. A configurable docketing system comprising:
a slidable electrical connector situated in a substantially horizontal slot in a base, said slidable electrical connector
adjustable by sliding said slidable electrical connector along said substantially horizontal slot in said base such that said
slidable electrical connector mates with a phone connector inserted into said slidable electrical connector along a connector
mating axis, and wherein said slidable electrical connector does not slide along said connector mating axis;

a slidable back support situated in said substantially horizontal slot in said base, said slidable back support adjustable
by sliding said slidable back support along said substantially horizontal slot in said base such that said slidable back support
makes contact with a back of said inserted phone, and wherein said slidable back support does not rotate during said sliding;

wherein said slidable electrical connector is connected via a ribbon cable to a printed circuit board, said printed circuit
board having an external connector and an external audio jack; and

wherein said base has a non-movable front support.

US Pat. No. 9,292,034

LOCKING ADJUSTMENT KNOB

1. An adjustment apparatus for a sighting device, the adjustment apparatus comprising:
an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a setting of the sighting device;
an adjustment knob operatively coupled with the adjustment mechanism, wherein rotation of the adjustment knob about an axis
drives the adjustment mechanism to adjust the setting of the sighting device; and

a locking mechanism including a first locking structure and a second locking structure,
wherein the first locking structure is movable along the axis to a locked position whereat the first and second locking structures
engage with one another to restrain rotation of the adjustment knob about the axis, and wherein the first locking structure
is movable along the axis to an unlocked position whereat the first and second locking structures disengage to allow the adjustment
knob to be rotated about the axis.

US Pat. No. 9,292,026

CIRCUITS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSIENT FAULT CONDITIONS IN A LOW DROPOUT VOLTAGE REGULATOR

9. A low dropout voltage regulator circuit comprising:
a local control loop connected to provide a balancing current to an active load of a differential amplifier within a low dropout
voltage regulator to clamp an output voltage level of the differential amplifier near an operational voltage level to insure
fast response in controlling the gate of a pass transistor to minimize overshoot when a transient fault condition at the input
terminal or the output terminal of the low dropout voltage regulator is ending and the voltage level present at the input
terminal or output current level present at the output terminal is returned to its normal operating conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,291,988

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING CARTRIDGE POSITION DETECTOR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording medium by using toner contained in a cartridge, comprising:
a plurality of cartridges, each of which contains toner;
an attachment portion configured to contain the plurality of cartridges, each cartridge being disposed attachably and detachably;
an opening and closing member, provided so as to be rotatable with respect to an apparatus main body, configured to open and
close the attachment portion;

a moving portion configured to move the cartridge to an image formation position in conjunction with an action of closing
the opening and closing member;

a control portion;
a first detecting portion configured to detect the opening and closing member;
a second detecting portion configured to detect presence and absence of the cartridge; and
a notifying portion configured to notify a user that the cartridge is not attached appropriately, wherein
the control portion is provided with a function of, when it is detected by the first detecting portion that the opening and
closing member is closed and the cartridge is not detected by the second detecting portion, notifying the notifying portion
of information of the cartridge,

the control portion is provided with a function of, when it is detected by the first detecting portion that the opening and
closing member is closed and the cartridge is not detected by the second detecting portion, not allowing driving of the image
forming apparatus,

the first detecting portion includes a safety switch of the image forming apparatus,
the second detecting portion includes a detector configured to detect a position of the cartridge, and
the notifying portion is a speaker configured to notify the user that the cartridge is not attached appropriately with sound.

US Pat. No. 9,291,974

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EXECUTING A PLURALITY OF TYPES OF MISREGISTRATION CORRECTION CONTROL

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming unit configured to form developer images of a plurality of colors on an image carrier; and
a control unit configured to execute a first correction control and a second correction control that has a higher correction
precision than the first correction control in order to correct misregistration between the developer images formed by the
image forming unit,

wherein the control unit is further configured to determine a correction error of the first correction control when executing
the first correction control, to determine a cumulative correction error, which is a cumulative value of the correction error
of the first correction control, and to execute the second correction control when the cumulative correction error of the
first correction control exceeds a first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,291,956

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH REMOVABLE WASTE TONER CONTAINER AND EXPOSABLE FEEDING PATH

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus configured to form an image in toner on a recording sheet being conveyed, comprising:
a chassis having an opening formed on a face thereof;
a cover configured to cover the opening formed on the face of the chassis;
an external-sheet inlet, which is formed on the face of the chassis and through which the recording sheet is externally supplied
to the image forming apparatus;

a conveying path configured to convey therein the recording sheet being inserted through the external-sheet inlet;
an intermediate transfer belt configured to have a toner image formed thereon and configured to transfer the toner image onto
the recording sheet being conveyed;

a cleaner device configured to collect residual toner from the intermediate transfer belt; and
a waste toner container configured to store the residual toner collected by the cleaner device, the waste toner container
having a handle on one side thereof and a joint, through which the waste toner container is communicable with the cleaner
device, on an opposite side from the handle in an upper position with respect to the conveying path, wherein the handle is
arranged in an upper position with respect to the external-sheet inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,291,944

DEVELOPING DEVICE HAVING A CONTROL DEVICE THAT PERFORMS A RECOVERY PROCESS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A developing device comprising:
a housing that accommodates developer supplied from a supply means and including toner and carrier therein;
a stirring member that rotates in the housing to stir the developer in the housing;
a developing unit body that rotates in the housing to convey the developer in the housing toward an image carrying member
from the stirring member and attaches the toner included in the developer to the image carrying member;

a driving device that rotationally drives at least one of the stirring member and the developing unit body;
a detecting device that detects torque of the driving device;
a development bias power source that applies a development bias obtained by superposing a DC voltage and an AC voltage to
the developing unit body such that reversal development is performed; and

a control device,
wherein the developing unit body comprises:
a magnetic roller disposed to face the stirring member and carry the developer; and
a developing roller disposed to face the magnetic roller, receive the toner from the developer carried by the magnetic roller,
and carry the toner, and

wherein the control device performs a recovery process of controlling the supply means to supply at least one of the carrier
and the developer to an interior of the housing when a detection result of the detecting device has a value lower than a threshold
value, and controlling the development bias power source or a charging bias power source for charging the image carrying member,
thereby reducing a potential difference between a potential of an exposure portion of the image carrying member and a DC voltage
of the development bias to below a reference potential difference.

US Pat. No. 9,291,867

DOUBLE LAYER LIQUID CRYSTAL (LC) FABRY-PEROT (FP) FILTER DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A double layer liquid crystal (LC) Fabry-Perot (FP) filter display device, comprising:
a backlight module and a double layer LC FP filter module arranged above the backlight module, the backlight module provides
white transmission light with continuous spectrum for the double layer LC FP filter module, the double layer LC FP filter
module comprises an up-layer LC FP filter module and a down-layer LC FP filter module, the up-layer LC FP filter module comprises
a plurality of up-layer LC FP filter units, the down-layer LC FP filter module comprises a plurality of down-layer LC FP filter
units, the double layer LC FP filter module comprises a plurality of main pixels arranged in a matrix, each of the main pixels
comprises two sub-pixels, each of the sub-pixels comprises one up-layer LC FP filter units and one down-layer LC FP filter
units stacked together, the two sub-pixels of the main pixels are independently driven by a driving circuit to obtain the
transmission light having two chromaticity when continuous spectrum emitted from the backlight module passes through the two
sub-pixels; and

wherein the up-layer LC FP filter module comprises a first LC layer, the down-layer LC FP filter module comprises a second
LC layer, a pretilt direction of liquid crystals in the first LC layer is opposite to the pretilt direction of the liquid
crystals in the second LC layer; a peak wavelength and a transmission rate of the main pixels are modulated by mixing the
transmission lines with various combinations of the two chromaticity in response to the driving circuit, such that a polarizer
and a color filter are not required.

US Pat. No. 9,291,857

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a pair of substrates, at least one of the pair of substrates including an alignment film and a structure consisting of an
organic insulating material,

a polymer layer that is formed on the alignment film to control the alignment of liquid crystal molecules, and
a liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal material, the liquid crystal layer being placed between the pair of substrates,
wherein the polymer layer is formed by polymerization of one or more kinds of radical polymerizable monomers contained in
the liquid crystal layer, and at least one kind of the radical polymerizable monomers is a compound including a structure
which generates radicals through self-cleavage reaction by light irradiation and two or more radical polymerizable groups,
and

wherein the structure consisting of an organic insulating material is either: (i) a dielectric protrusion to control the alignment
of liquid crystal molecules that are adjacent to the dielectric protrusion; or (ii) an interlayer insulation film formed between
a supporting substrate and the alignment film.

US Pat. No. 9,291,817

OPTICAL DEFLECTION DEVICE, APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPTICAL DEFLECTING DEVICE

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An optical deflecting device comprising:
a mirror having a reflecting surface; and
a support unit to support the mirror,
wherein the support unit includes a first drive unit including a plurality of continuously meandering first beams and a plurality
of first piezoelectric members respectively provided to the plurality of first beams to swing the mirror around a first axis
to deflect light incident on the reflecting surface of the mirror, and

wherein two voltages having non-similar waveforms are respectively applied in parallel to each two of the first piezoelectric
members respectively provided to adjacent two of the first beams.

US Pat. No. 9,291,816

SCANNING MIRROR AND SCANNING IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A scanning mirror configured to be used with a photodetector and to reflects and scans a laser beam, the scanning mirror
comprising:
a mirror unit configured to reflect the laser beam;
a supporter configured to cause the mirror unit to rotate and oscillate;
an actuator which receives a breaking signal for causing the support to oscillate more than a breaking limit angle of the
supporter as an input, and which is configured to drive the supporter; and

an oscillation sensor configured to output a monitor signal indicating oscillation of the mirror unit,
wherein the photodetector detects an intensity of the laser beam, and
wherein, the breaking signal is input to the actuator if a value of the monitor signal falls out of a predetermined range
of a normal operation and a value of the intensity detected by the photodetector fails to decrease, and the supporter is broken.

US Pat. No. 9,291,765

BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A backlight unit comprising:
a light source that emits light; and
a light guide plate that includes
an incident surface to which light is incident,
an exit surface from which light incident through the incident surface exits,
a reflection surface facing the exit surface to reflect incident light, and
a plurality of lenticular protrusions disposed on the exit surface,
wherein the reflection surface comprises an inclined surface proximal to the incident surface and inclined with respect to
the exit surface,

wherein the exit surface is divided into a first area and a second area, which are sequentially arranged from the incident
surface, and the plurality of lenticular protrusions are disposed in the second area,

wherein the second area comprises a first lenticular area in which each lenticular protrusion has height and diameter that
increase with increasing distance from the first area of the exit surface, and a second lenticular area in which each lenticular
protrusion has a constant height and a constant diameter,

wherein the reflection surface further comprises:
a first flat surface disposed opposite to the first and second lenticular areas and parallel to the exit surface; and
a second flat surface disposed opposite to the first area which connects the inclined surface to the incident surface,
wherein the inclined surface is disposed opposite to the first area.

US Pat. No. 9,291,735

PROBABLISTIC SUBSURFACE MODELING FOR IMPROVED DRILL CONTROL AND REAL-TIME CORRECTION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for creating seismic models of subsurface structures comprising:
collecting survey shot data of a sub-surface area of interest, said area having sub-surface structure;
using the collected shot data and one or more seismic modeling algorithms to generate a set of models describing the sub-surface
structure of a part or the entire area;

for each of said generated models, conducting, in a computer system, a forward modeling simulation of said generated model
to generate shot data from the model, the conducting including:

dividing the forward modeling simulation across a plurality of computing nodes, each computing node processing a portion of
the forward modeling simulation of the said generated model;

combining partial images, which are results of the processing from the plurality of nodes, the combined partial images representing
the generated shot data;

measuring the error value between the collected survey shot data and the generated shot data from the simulated model;
computing, using a programmed processor device, a certainty measure from the error value to assess a confidence degree of
the generated model; and further

computing an objective function based on the generated model as a function of said collected survey shot data and a set of
model parameters, said objective function defined as a set of partial derivative equations; and

iteratively solving said set of partial derivative equations to reach an optimal set of model parameters for use in the generated
model, and

measuring a progress of an optimization process after each iteration according to

where k is an index of iterations, and a difference between an immediately past probability measure of a prior iteration,
Pk?1 and a current probability measure of a current iteration Pk is compared against a fixed number threshold T, such that if an improvement in probability is greater than T, then adjusting
the model parameters, incrementing index k and begin the next iteration; otherwise, if an improvement in probability is less
than T, then terminate the modeling process.

US Pat. No. 9,291,689

MRT SYSTEM, RECEIVE APPARATUS FOR AN MRT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING AN MR SIGNAL IN AN MRT SYSTEM

1. A magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) system comprising:
a plurality of receive apparatuses for a magnetic resonance high frequency (MR-HF) signal, wherein at least one receive apparatus
of the plurality of receive apparatuses comprises a receive coil element for receiving the MR-HF signal;

an optical modulator, in which an electrical control input is coupled to the receive coil element;
an optical output operable to output an output signal of the optical modulator, wherein the optical modulator is operable
to optically demodulate the MR-HF signal, and an optical input of the optical modulator is coupled to a laser light source
that is configured to generate a laser light, a light intensity of the laser light varying periodically with a predetermined
frequency; and

an optical splitter that is configured to feed the laser light of the laser light source to the plurality of receive apparatuses
or a plurality of modulators of the at least one receive apparatus of the plurality of receive apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 9,291,685

DEVICE FOR EVALUATING A MAGNETIC FIELD

Micronas GmbH, Freiburg ...

1. A device for evaluating a magnetic field, the device comprising:
an integrated circuit that has a first connection led out from a housing, a second connection led out from the housing, and
a third connection led out from the housing, the integrated circuit comprising:

a magnetic field sensor that is connected to the second connection and the third connection for power supply;
a signal conditioning circuit connected to the magnetic field sensor;
a detection circuit configured to detect a digital transmission signal applied to the first connection; and
a control circuit configured to control the signal conditioning circuit via a control signal, the control circuit being connected
to the detection circuit for generating the control signal based on the digital transmission signal,

wherein the signal conditioning circuit is adapted to generate an analog signal based on a sensor signal from the magnetic
field sensor and based on the control signal of the control circuit,

wherein the signal conditioning circuit is connected to the first connection for the output of the analog signal, and
wherein an evaluation circuit is connected to the integrated circuit to evaluate the analog signal; and
a transmission circuit that is adapted to be controllable by the evaluation circuit, the transmission circuit being connected
to the first connection of the integrated circuit for transmitting the digital transmission signal,

wherein the evaluation circuit is configured to compare the analog signal with a default value and configured to set the signal
conditioning circuit via the digital transmission signal such that the analog signal corresponds to the default value.

US Pat. No. 9,291,683

POWER MODULE PROTECTION AT START-UP

General Electric Company,...

1. A power conversion unit comprising:
a power converter having a primary stage and a secondary stage, the primary stage including a pulse width modulated (PWM)
circuit;

an isolation barrier separating the primary stage from the secondary stage such that primary stage information is unavailable
to the secondary stage; and

a voltage controller located in the secondary stage and configured to test the power converter and a load coupled to the power
converter for a fault condition by driving the PWM circuit to produce an output test voltage at the secondary stage during
a pre-start test period of the power converter; wherein the output test voltage beyond a predetermined threshold value is
indicative of a fault condition.

US Pat. No. 9,291,646

CROSS DOMAIN TRIGGERING IN A TEST AND MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT

Tektronix, Inc., Beavert...

1. A method for triggering an oscilloscope, said oscilloscope being configured to process a first signal in a first domain
and a second signal in a second domain, said method comprising:
choosing a different domain for processing each of said first and second signals, respectively;
selecting a desired trigger type for one of said chosen domains;
acquiring said first and second signals in response to an occurrence of a trigger based on said selected trigger type; and
processing said first and second signals according to said chosen different domains.

US Pat. No. 9,291,533

FILTER SUPPORT WITH A PHASE-CHANGING MEDIUM

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Method for processing isolated cells to render them suitable for optical imaging, comprising the following steps:
(a) depositing filter material comprising captured cells on a phase-change medium, said phase-change medium being mounted
on a carrier;

(b) melting said phase-change medium until the medium is spread out below said filter material; and
(c) lowering the temperature of said phase-change medium until the medium Solidifies, resulting in a filter comprising said
cells in a single optical plane and at a fixed position.

US Pat. No. 9,291,523

AUTOMATED DIAGNOSTICS FOR CRAWLER TRANSMISSION HYDRAULIC CIRCUITS

1. A method for diagnosing problems in a hydrostatic transmission of a vehicle, comprising the steps of:
providing a hydrostatic transmission, a transmission control unit that includes a monitor capable of receiving input commands
and pressure sensors connectable between diagnostic hose ports coupled to the transmission and inputs on the transmission
control unit;

selecting a test function on the monitor;
selecting a symptom or problem area on the monitor;
initiating a test sequence by input command on the monitor;
performing calculations in the transmission control unit based upon data from the pressure sensors to determine a hydraulic
problem; and

providing directions for adjustments or replacing parts on the hydrostatic transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,291,503

FLOW TYPE SINGLE-PARTICLE SPECTROMETER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A flow type single-particle spectrometer comprising:
a sample container which holds a sample liquid containing a particle to be inspected;
a detection channel which is a flow path for optically detecting the particle to be inspected;
an waste liquid container which stores the sample liquid flowing out through the detection channel;
a liquid feed member which feeds the sample liquid to the sample container, the detection channel, and the waste liquid container
in this order;

a white light source which emits white light having a range of wavelengths from an ultraviolet region to a near-infrared region;
an excitation light dispersion element which spatially disperses the white light into wavelength components;
an excitation light collecting element which collects light dispersed by the excitation light dispersion element into the
detection channel;

a fluorescence light collecting element which collects fluorescence light and side scattered light emitted from the particle
to be inspected;

a fluorescence light dispersion element which spatially disperses the fluorescence light collected by the fluorescence light
collecting element into wavelength components;

a dispersed light collecting element which collects the fluorescence light dispersed by the fluorescence light dispersion
element; and

a multi-channel light detector which detects intensity of light for each wavelength, the light collected by the dispersed
light collecting element,

wherein the spectrometer includes a database having data of an intensity of forward scattered light, an intensity of side
scattered light, and the two-dimensional fluorescence spectrum for each species of the particle, and identifies a species
of the particle by comparing an intensity of forward scattered light, an intensity of side scattered light, and the two-dimensional
fluorescence spectrum of the particle measured by the spectrometer with the data in the database.

US Pat. No. 9,291,487

MEASUREMENT ARRANGEMENT AND RELATED METHOD

TRENDIWELL OY, Turku (FI...

1. An electronic arrangement (101, 112, 114, 116), such as a device or a system of multiple devices, for analyzing a flow (106) of fluid, such as gas or liquid, through a predetermined filter element comprising:
a measuring entity (114, 120, 122) configured to obtain indications of the power or energy consumption associated with fluid flow relative to the predetermined
filter element at multiple time instants, preferably periodically, during measurement periods, each measurement period occurring
between similar subsequent maintenance operations affecting the energy consumption of the filter element, such as cleaning
or replacement, wherein the indications for the measurement period are preferably obtained, or at least utilized for modeling,
with reference only to the active periods provided as the true operating time of the element and excluding non-operating time
potentially occurring between active periods,

a modeling entity (116, 120, 122) configured to maintain a regression model constructed based on the indications for measurement periods, said model comprising
a response variable and an explanatory variable, wherein the response variable provides an indication of power or energy consumption
during a measurement period and the explanatory variable represents said true operating time, and wherein the model regarding
the previous measurement period between the second-last maintenance and the last maintenance is taken as a starting point
for the model that is updated during the current measurement period since said last maintenance utilizing the indications
obtained during the current measurement period, and

a scheduling entity (118, 120, 122) configured to determine an optimized timing for the next maintenance operation utilizing the regression model of the current
measurement period and information about energy cost and maintenance cost.

US Pat. No. 9,291,465

METHOD FOR UPDATING A DIGITAL ROAD MAP

Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Vi...

1. A method for updating a digital road map which represents a road system and in which road segments having segment lengths
are stored, comprising:
equipping at least two vehicles moving about in the road system with at least one respective onboard unit generating position
readings;

when a first set of position readings of a first onboard unit can be associated with a road segment of the digital road map,
determining a first path length traveled in the associated road segment based at least on mutual distances of consecutive
position readings of the first set;

when a second set of position readings of a second onboard unit can be associated with the same road segment, determining
a second path length traveled in the associated road segment based at least on mutual distances of consecutive position readings
of the second set;

calculating an average path length for the road segment based on at least the first and second path lengths; and
when the calculated average path length deviates from the stored segment length of the road segment by at least a predetermined
minimum amount and/or by no more than a predetermined maximum amount, storing the average path length as an updated stored
segment length of the road segment in the digital road map.

US Pat. No. 9,291,460

MAP PROCESSING FOR INDOOR NAVIGATION GUIDANCE

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
accessing, by one or more processors, a preliminary map associated with an indoor space;
converting, by the one or more processors, the preliminary map into a segmented map, wherein the segmented map distinguishes
a navigable area of the indoor space from a non-navigable area of the indoor space;

generating, by the one or more processors, a directed graph corresponding to the indoor space based on the segmented map,
the directed graph comprising a plurality of nodes connected by a plurality of paths, the plurality of nodes corresponding
to points of a set of points in the navigable area of the indoor space and the plurality of paths corresponding to routes
between the points, wherein the directed graph is generated by:

executing a distance transform on the segmented map to generate a distance map, wherein the distance map identifies, for each
point of the set of points in the navigable area, a distance between that point to a nearest point in the non-navigable area;

for each point of the set of points in the navigable area, identifying a value that indicates a likelihood that a route would
pass through that point, the value based on a position of that point in the indoor space;

generating the plurality of nodes for the directed graph based on the values by:
generating a first node at a point having a highest value of the values in the navigable area,
generating a first set of at least two nodes connected to the first node, each node in the first set being at a point in the
navigable area having a value of the values higher than the values of neighboring points, and

generating a second set of nodes connected to at least one node in the first set, each node in the second set being at a point
in the navigable area having a value of the values higher than the values of neighboring points;

generating the plurality of paths for the directed graph based on the plurality of nodes, the plurality of paths corresponding
to routes between the first node and the first set of nodes and between the first set of nodes and the second set of nodes;

storing, by the one or more processors, the directed graph for subsequent access to identify a route between two locations
in the indoor space;

receiving, by the one or more processors, a request for directions to a location in the indoor space; and
displaying, by the one or more processors, a route to the location based on the directed graph on an electronic display.

US Pat. No. 9,291,407

MULTI-CHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER WITH IMPROVED UNIFORMITY OF REFRIGERANT FLUID DISTRIBUTION

Sanhua (Hangzhou) Micro C...

1. A distributor tube for use in a heat exchanger having an inlet manifold fluidly connected to an outlet manifold by a plurality
of generally parallel tubes, said distributor tube comprising:
a first open end adapted for communication with a refrigerant source;
an opposing second closed end; and
a plurality of non-circular openings disposed in a row along the length of the distributor tube between the first end and
the second end;

wherein each of the plurality of openings is a slot having an elongated length, a truncated length, and a longitudinal direction,
the longitudinal direction extending in the direction of the elongated length of the slot, the longitudinal direction of each
slot being angularly arranged at an acute angle relative to a plane that extends along a central axis of the distributor tube
and through the center of the openings, where the plurality of non-circular openings are arranged in a plurality of pairs
of non-circular openings such that the non-circular openings in each pair are arranged to substantially mirror each other
with respect to a plane normal to the central axis of the distributor tube.

US Pat. No. 9,291,401

SPLIT FLOW CONDENSING ECONOMIZER AND HEAT RECOVERY METHOD

1. An economizer for installation in a flue gas stream to recover heat energy from the flue gas stream, the economizer comprising:
a housing defining a main flow passage through which flue gas travels in an upward direction, a plurality of reverse flow
passages in flow communication with the main flow passage through which flue gas received from the main flow passage travels
in a downward direction, and at least one return flow passage in flow communication with the plurality of reverse flow passages
through which flue gas received from plurality of reverse flow passages travels in an upward direction; and

a damper arranged in the main flow passage, the damper redirecting upwardly traveling flue gas into the plurality of reverse
flow passages;

a plurality of bundles of heat exchange tubes respectively located in the plurality of reverse flow passages, the heat exchange
tubes carrying a heat exchange medium, wherein flue gas interacts with one of the plurality of bundles of heat exchange tubes
as the flue gas travels in the downward direction through one of the plurality of reverse flow passages such that condensate
is formed, the condensate flowing in the downward direction by force of gravity;

wherein the housing includes at least one removable panel or at least one door permitting access to each of the plurality
of bundles of heat exchange tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,291,395

SPLASH BAR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION

SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A grid to support a plurality of splash bars in an evaporative cooling tower, the grid comprising:
a nailer to mount the grid in the evaporative cooling tower;
a plurality of vertical members suspended from the nailer;
a plurality of splash bars pivotally connected to adjacent vertical member of the plurality of vertical members, wherein the
grid is configured to translate from an upright conformation to a compact conformation in response to the plurality of splash
bars pivoting relative to the plurality of vertical members.

US Pat. No. 9,291,388

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AIR SEPARATION USING A SUPPLEMENTAL REFRIGERATION CYCLE

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method of separating air comprising the steps of:
conducting a cryogenic rectification process in an air separation plant comprising a main heat exchanger to cool a compressed
and purified feed air stream to a temperature suitable for the rectification of the feed air stream and a distillation column
system configured to rectify the compressed, purified and cooled air to produce at least one liquid product stream;

providing a portion of the refrigeration required by the air separation plant to produce the at least one liquid product stream
via a supplemental refrigeration circuit, the supplemental refrigeration circuit comprising a working fluid comprising a portion
of the compressed and purified feed air stream; a compressor section configured to compress the working fluid; and a turboexpander
section configured to expand the working fluid to generate cooled working fluid, the supplemental refrigeration circuit configured
to direct the cooled working fluid through the main heat exchanger;

warming the cooled working fluid in the main heat exchanger to impart the portion of the refrigeration required by the air
separation plant;

recirculating the working fluid to the compressor section of the supplemental refrigeration circuit after having passed through
the main heat exchanger; and

removing a portion of the working fluid in the supplemental refrigeration circuit upstream of the turboexpander section thereby
decreasing the refrigeration imparted by the supplemental refrigeration circuit and the production of the at least one liquid
product stream and adding working fluid to the supplemental refrigeration circuit upstream of the compressor section thereby
increasing the refrigeration imparted by the supplemental refrigeration circuit and the production of the at least one liquid
product stream;

wherein the removal of the working fluid from the supplemental refrigeration circuit and the adding of the working fluid to
the supplemental refrigeration circuit being conducted in a manner such that the inlet pressure within the supplemental refrigeration
circuit is adjusted commensurate with the desired production of the liquid product stream; the working fluid circulates within
the supplemental refrigeration circuit at a substantially constant volumetric flow rate; and the pressure ratio across the
compressor section is maintained substantially constant.

US Pat. No. 9,291,335

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH ELECTRICALLY INSULATED LED MODULE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:
a base substrate comprising an insulating material;
an LED module comprising positive and negative power supply input terminals;
a device housing integrally formed of an insulating material shaped so as to cover the base substrate and the LED module when
engaged therewith;

a plurality of terminal board modules having
an insulating exterior portion integral to the device housing,
an interior portion comprising an electrically conductive contact extending therefrom to engage a respective power supply
input terminal of the LED module when the device housing is engaged with the base substrate,

a terminal board entry portion shaped to receive an external power supply conductor wherein the conductor engages the contact;
and

wherein the base substrate and the device housing further comprise one or more through holes shaped to receive fastening devices
when engaged therewith, the LED module further insulated thereby with respect to the fastening devices,

wherein the exterior portions of the terminal board modules further comprise a surface shaped to engage a corresponding surface
of the LED module when the device housing is coupled to the base substrate via the one or more fastening devices, and the
LED module is pressure fitted thereby to the base substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,291,289

COMPOSITE HOSE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SUCH A HOSE

TRELLEBORG INDUSTRIE SAS,...

1. A hose assembly for transfer of cryogenic fluids comprising:
an inner composite hose for transferring cryogenic fluids, the inner composite hose being comprised of two inner hose segments,
a sealing area located between the two inner hose segments, sealing layers, a space between the sealing layers, and end fittings;

an outer protective hose or sleeve arranged around the inner composite hose in a concentric manner, the outer protective hose
comprising at least one of an elastomeric material and a plastic material;

an annular gap between the inner and outer hoses;
one or more spacer members bridging the annular gap;
an insulation layer in the annular gap; and
a pressure relief system that reliefs an excess of pressure resulting from warming up of a cryogenic transfer system after
an offload,

the pressure relief system comprising i) a pressure relief tube, and ii) a pressure relief and check valve located along the
pressure relief tube and situated in the annular gap or integrated in one of the end fittings of the inner hose,

wherein the pressure relief tube connects, i) the space between sealing layers of the inner hose or the sealing area of the
two inner hose segments, respectively to ii) the annular space or a flow path of the inner hose, via the pressure relief or
check valve, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,291,265

GAS CYLINDER ACTUATOR WITH OVERTRAVEL SAFETY DEVICE

1. A gas cylinder actuator with overtravel safety device, comprising a tubular jacket for gas containment, which is closed
hermetically at one end by a bottom provided with a gas filling valve and at the opposite end by a head portion, which is
provided with a hole for the passage of a stem with a piston, said jacket, said bottom and said piston forming a gas expansion
and compression chamber, first dynamic sealing means being interposed between said stem and said head portion of said tubular
jacket, said bottom being axially movable with respect to said jacket and second sealing means being interposed between said
bottom and an internal surface of said jacket that surrounds said bottom, said jacket being a control element for controlling
the descending motion of a slider of a press with which the actuator is associated, said jacket being preset to selectively
move with respect to said bottom in order to break or deform or render ineffective in general said second sealing means.

US Pat. No. 9,291,263

DIAPHRAGM BELLOWS PRODUCED FROM PROFILED METAL STRIP

10. A method of making a diaphragm bellows having a winding axis, comprising the steps of:
producing at least one pre-profiled metal strip from a strip material with at least one border which is subjected to reverse
bending by turning the strip material by an angle of about 180 degrees so that the at least one border includes one contact
web and one reverse web and thereby doubles the strip material, and wherein the borders of neighboring turns do not overlap;

winding the metal strip to produce a spiral-shaped structure thereby forming the neighboring turns; and joining the borders
of the neighboring turns of the structure so that they do not overlap each other in an axial direction of the winding axis
and each said border of the neighboring turns includes said contact web and said reverse web, and an abutment exists between
the contact webs of the neighboring turns, or an abutment exists between the contact web of one of the neighboring turns and
the reverse web of another one of the neighboring turns, via which the neighboring turns are connected with one another.

US Pat. No. 9,291,247

ROLLER TAPPET

1. A roller tappet (1), comprising:
a housing (2) having:

an outer wall (4);

a drive side front end (3);

a driven side front end (10);

two diametrically opposing flats (5) receding from the outer wall (4) proximate said drive side front end (3), each of said two flats (5) comprising a U-shaped reception (6) open in a direction towards the drive side front end (3), and framed by a respective window (18);

a plurality of fingers (19) projecting inwards; and,

a pin (7) mounted in said receptions (6), the pin having:

a bearing means (9);

a central section (13) of a large diameter; and,

two annular shoulders (14) of a small diameter;

a roller (8) serving as a run-on surface of a periodic stroke producer being mounted through the bearing means (9) on said pin (7);

a support (25) for a tappet follower element being seated on the driven side front end (10) of the housing (2); and,

a retention means (11) being provided for the pin (7) in an axial direction of the pin (7) for preventing the pin (7) from exiting axially out of the housing (2);

wherein the central section (13) of the pin (7) carries the roller (8) and extends to a point directly in front of an inner side (24) of the two diametrically opposing flats (5), and the retention means are formed by the fingers (19) projecting inward up to a point directly in front of a corresponding annular shoulder of the annular shoulders (14) from an upper transverse side (17) of the respective windows (18) of the housing (2).

US Pat. No. 9,291,246

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

1. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) system for a small vehicle with an engine and engine shaft, a steering wheel
mechanically connected to a steering plate, and a right and left rear wheel, comprising:
a primary stage comprising a fixed center distance (FCD) pulley system with at least two pulleys, a first primary stage pulley
and a second primary stage pulley, wherein the first primary stage pulley is mechanically connected to the engine or engine
shaft, and the first and second stage pulleys are connected by a first belt; and

a secondary stage mechanically connected to said primary stage, said secondary stage comprising a dual pulley system with
at least four pulleys arranged in right and left pairs, each pair comprising a front and back pulley connected by a right
or left second belt, wherein the back pulley of each pair is mechanically connected to the right or left rear wheels of the
vehicle, respectively;

wherein the pitch diameters of some or all of the pulleys in the secondary stage are changed in response to rotation of the
steering plate, causing one of the rear wheels to speed up and the other rear wheel to slow down in a coordinated manner.

US Pat. No. 9,291,239

MOORING DEVICE AND STEERING MOORING MECHANISM USING SAME

HI-LEX CORPORATION, Taka...

1. A mooring device having fixing members fixed to each of two electrically conductive members to be moored, and a metal connecting
member connecting the fixing members to each other,
wherein at least one of the fixing members is configured as a non-conductive fixing member having a metal fixing body fixed
to the member to be moored, and a coupling body made of non-conductive material for coupling the fixing body and the connecting
member in a manner not to contact each other, such that the connecting member is non-conductive with respect to the member
to be moored on the side where the non-conductive fixing member is fixed,

wherein the fixing body has a fixing portion having a through hole used to fix to the member to be moored, an extending portion
extending from the fixing portion to the connecting member side, and a supporting portion extending from an end of the connecting
member side of the extending portion in both directions perpendicular to the extending portion, and the coupling body covers
the supporting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,291,237

TOOTHED POWER TRANSMISSION BELT

MITSUBOSHI BELTING LTD., ...

1. A power transmission belt comprising:
a body having a length, a width between laterally spaced sides, and a thickness between inside and outside surfaces,
the body comprising rubber and including at least one embedded load carrying member extending in a lengthwise direction,
the body having a plurality of teeth spaced along the body on at least one of the inside and outside of the body,
the teeth having a width dimension extending between the laterally spaced sides of the body that decreases progressively from:
a) a first location between the inside and outside surfaces; and b) one of the inside and outside surfaces,

wherein the at least one of the inside and outside of the body has a surface that is covered by a cloth layer,
wherein the cloth layer: a) has a first surface applied to the belt body and a second surface exposed to engage a cooperating
pulley; and b) comprises a multiwoven structure comprising a warp and at least two wefts that are interwoven, the at least
two wefts having compositions that are different, each from the other.

US Pat. No. 9,291,232

HYDRAULIC MOUNT APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING VIBRATION SOURCE

Beijing West Industries C...

1. A hydraulic mount apparatus for supporting a vibration source on a base comprising;
a housing extending about and along a first axis and defining a housing chamber,
a flexible body made of an elastic material at least partially disposed in said housing chamber extending radially about and
along said first axis for deforming elastically in response to movement of the vibration source relative to the base,

a diaphragm made of an elastic material disposed in said housing chamber and spaced axially from said flexible body,
a partition assembly disposed in said housing chamber between said flexible body and said diaphragm for dividing said housing
chamber into a pumping chamber between said flexible body and said partition assembly and a receiving chamber between said
partition assembly and said diaphragm with the volume of each of said chambers being changed by deformation of said flexible
body and said diaphragm in response to an external excitation,

at least one sensor disposed on at least one of the hydraulic mount apparatus and the vibration source and the base for measuring
a vibration condition of the vibration source in response to the external excitation and producing a corresponding signal,

a fluid contained within said pumping and receiving chambers and being responsive to a magnetic field to modify its shear
properties,

said partition assembly defining a fluid passage extending axially between said pumping chamber and said receiving chamber
to fluidly connect said pumping chamber and said receiving chamber for passing said fluid between said upper and receiving
chambers in response to deformation of said flexible body and said diaphragm, said partition assembly including at least one
electromagnet coil disposed adjacent to said fluid passage for variably generating a magnetic flux across said fluid passage
for modifying the shear resistance of said fluid passing through said fluid passage to variably change the damping stiffness
of said mount in response to said signal from said sensor when the measured vibratory frequency is at low frequencies,

an actuator assembly including an actuator at least partially of a piezoelectric material extending at least partially into
said pumping chamber for moving within said pumping chamber for varying the volume of said pumping chamber to prevent a pressure
increase in said pressure chamber to cancel the external excitation when the measured vibratory frequency is at high frequencies,

said partition assembly defining a partition bore extending between said pumping and receiving chambers and said actuator
extending from outside of said housing into said housing chamber and at least partially through said partition bore,

said actuator assembly further including a moving member operatively engaging said actuator for axially moving with said actuator
within said pumping chamber for varying the volume of said pumping chamber,

wherein said moving member comprises a plunger member having a generally disc shape,
said actuator further including an actuator casing and an actuator piston slideably extending from inside said actuator casing
and in engagement with said moving member, and

said partition assembly further including a plunger support ring disposed radially about and spaced from said partition bore
and the edge of said plunger member sealingly engages said plunger support ring to seal said partition bore.

US Pat. No. 9,291,227

BRAKE ROTOR AND ABS TONE RING ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY THAT PROMOTES IN PLANE UNIFORM TORQUE TRANSFER DISTRIBUTION

PERFORMANCE FRICTION CORP...

1. A brake assembly comprising:
a rotor having a braking surface and an attachment flange, wherein the attachment flange includes a plurality of spaced tabs;
a hub having a mounting surface extending from an axial body for attachment to a vehicle component, and a rotor support extending
radially from the axial body, wherein the rotor support includes an axial surface that is parallel to the braking surface,
abuts the plurality of spaced tabs of the rotor and has a plurality of axially extending bobbins, integrally formed or each
affixed by a single fastener, positioned on the axial surface of said rotor support and forming depressions therebetween,
wherein the plurality of spaced tabs of the attachment flange of the rotor are positioned between the bobbins in the depressions,
abutting the axial surface of the rotor support;

U-shaped shim clips made of non-corrosive material positioned between the tabs of the rotor and the bobbins; and
a clamping mechanism that clamps the plurality of spaced tabs of the rotor against the axial surface of the rotor support,
the clamping mechanism including a plate, spring clips to bias the plate with respect to the plurality of spaced tabs and
at least one fastener, the plate having a tone ring formed thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,291,221

BRAKE DUST COLLECTOR FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

1. A brake dust collector for a motor vehicle for collecting brake dust of a vehicle wheel brake of a vehicle wheel, the brake
dust collector comprising:
a dust collecting device comprising a filter element arranged in a filter receptacle;
wherein a radial direction is defined as a direction perpendicular to a rotation axis of the vehicle wheel;
wherein the filter receptacle extends over a radial outer edge of a brake disk of the vehicle wheel brake, the receptacle
having

a first axial sidewall spaced axially outwardly from and extending over a first face of the brake disk; and
an opposing second axial sidewall of the filter receptacle spaced axially outwardly from and extending over an opposing second
face of the brake disk, such that a portion of the brake disk is arranged within the filter receptacle between the first and
second axial sidewalls of the filter receptacle;

wherein the filter receptacle with the brake disk forms a U-shaped receiving space into which the filter element is arranged,
the receiving space extending axially over the radial outer edge of a brake disk and radially downwardly over the first face
and the opposing second face of the brake disk such that the portion of the brake disk within the filter receptacle is in
the receiving space;

a tubular air passage arranged on the filter receptacle, the tubular air passage having a plurality of spaced apart air exit
openings, the air exit openings arranged on the tubular air passage and opening in a direction facing the brake disk, directing
airflow from the tubular air passage through the plurality of air exit openings onto the brake disk;

wherein the filter receptacle is arranged on a brake caliper of the vehicle wheel brake;
wherein the filter element is designed as an exchangeable U-shaped filter and is arranged exchangeably in the receiving space
provided in the filter receptacle;

wherein the filter receptacle has a housing opening communicating with the receiving space and enabling insertion of the filter
element into the receiving space and removal of the filter element from the receiving space;

wherein the housing opening is arranged on a radially outer side of the filter receptacle opening radially outwardly over
the radial outer edge of the brake disk;

wherein the filter element is inserted in a radial direction through the housing opening and received into the receiving space
in the filter receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,291,213

PNEUMATIC CLUTCH WITH IMPROVED FRICTION MEMBER

Borg Warner Inc., Auburn...

1. A clutch assembly for a fan drive system, the clutch assembly comprising:
a clutch housing assembly;
a central piston chamber feeding a pressure chamber;
a translatable clutch piston positioned within said clutch housing assembly and in communication with said pressure chamber,
said translatable clutch piston movable between a piston neutral position and a piston activated position, wherein air pressure
fed through said central piston chamber into said pressure chamber is configured to move said translatable clutch piston from
said piston neutral position toward said piston activated position;

a rotating drive shaft member positioned within said clutch housing assembly;
a cone clutch friction member in communication with said translatable clutch piston such that said cone clutch friction member
is moved from a clutch engaged position to a clutch disengaged position in response to said translatable clutch piston moving
from said piston neutral position to said piston activated position, said cone clutch friction member engaging said rotating
drive shaft member when in said clutch engaged position;

a clutch spring biasing said cone clutch friction member into said clutch engaged position with a clutch engagement force;
said clutch assembly having a longitudinal axis;
said clutch housing assembly having a clutch housing with a first flange member at a radially interior end thereof, said first
flange member positioned at a first angle relative to said longitudinal axis;

said rotating drive shaft member having a second flange member at a radially exterior end thereof, said second flange member
positioned at a second angle relative to said longitudinal axis;

said first flange member and said second flange member defining a wedge-shaped gap for positioning of said cone clutch friction
member;

said cone clutch friction member comprising an annular V-shaped metal member and a friction material;
said V-shaped metal member being a one-piece member with a first portion and a second portion, said first portion positioned
in said wedge-shaped gap and said second portion positioned outside said wedge-shaped gap and secured to said first flange
member on said clutch housing;

said friction material positioned on said first portion for contacting said second flange member during engagement of said
clutch assembly;

wherein a smaller radially wedge-shape gap is created allowing an increased diameter of said rotating drive shaft member and
increased torque and capacity of said clutch assembly without increasing the external size or diameter of said clutch assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,291,195

BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY

Federal-Mogul Motorparts ...

1. A ball joint assembly, comprising:
a housing having an open interior and extending from a first end that is at least substantially closed to a second end that
is open;

a ball stud including a shank portion and a ball portion, said ball portion being at least partially disposed in said open
interior of said housing, said shank portion extending out of said second end;

a first bearing disposed in said open interior of said housing and including:
a lower bearing including a first contact surface, and
a bearing sleeve at least partially between said lower bearing and said open interior adjacent said first end, said bearing
sleeve including a second contact surface,

said first and second contact surfaces being in sliding contact with said ball portion of said stud ball and being spaced
from one another by a gap, said first contact surface being adjacent said first end and semi-spherically curved with a generally
constant diameter, and said second contact surface being between said first end and said second end and generally cylindrical
in shape; and

a second bearing formed as a separate piece from said first bearing and at least partially disposed in said open interior
of said housing and including a third contact surface that is in sliding contact with said ball portion adjacent said second
end and wherein said second bearing is biased against said ball portion.

US Pat. No. 9,291,176

LOCKING MECHANISM FOR LOCKING AN ACTUATOR

Messier-Dowty Inc., Ajax...

11. A method for unlocking an actuator piston in an actuator assembly from a selected position using a locking mechanism located
externally from the actuator assembly and having a locking pin slideable within a housing between an extended position and
a retracted position, the method comprising:
adjusting the actuator piston to the selected position;
sliding the locking pin into the extended position;
receiving the locking pin in a recess in the actuator piston thereby locking the actuator piston in the selected position;
and

retracting the locking pin from the selected position by hydraulic pressure simultaneously exerted against the locking pin
and the actuator piston, thereby disengaging in from the actuator piston.

US Pat. No. 9,291,165

SCROLL-TYPE COMPRESSOR AND CO2 VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM HAVING A SCROLL-TYPE COMPRESSOR

OBRIST ENGINEERING GMBH, ...

1. A scroll-type compressor for a CO2 vehicle air conditioning system, having a drive which is connected to an eccentric bearing by a drive shaft, and having a
movable displacement spiral which is rotatably connected to the eccentric bearing and which engages into a counterpart spiral
such that, between the movable displacement spiral and the counterpart spiral, radially inwardly traveling chambers are formed
in order to compress the refrigerant and discharge it into a pressure chamber, wherein the drive is a mechanical drive or
an electric drive with a fixed rotational speed, and the counterpart spiral is alternatingly movable relative to the movable
displacement spiral in an axial direction, wherein, between the counterpart spiral and the movable displacement spiral, there
is arranged at least one spring for exerting an axial release force on the counterpart spiral, and at least one piston engages
on the counterpart spiral, in order to exert an axial closing force on the latter, adjacent to the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,291,154

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE IN MONITORING A TACHOMETER

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for use in correcting a signal from a tachometer coupled to a rotating shaft in a wind turbine, said method comprising:
receiving a raw tachometer signal from the tachometer, the signal indicating the speed and/or angular position of the shaft,
wherein the tachometer is configured to transmit at least 1000 pulses in each revolution of the shaft;

dividing each revolution of the received raw signal into a predetermined number of segments, wherein each segment is associated
with an angular portion of the shaft;

determining a speed profile by tracking the received raw signal, the speed profile including a speed of each segment for each
revolution;

determining a cyclic error exists in the raw tachometer signal; and
providing a corrective signal to adjust a torque within the wind turbine based at least in part on the determined cyclic error.

US Pat. No. 9,291,134

ANTI-CAVITATION THROTTLE FOR INJECTOR CONTROL VALVE

Stanadyne LLC, Windsor, ...

1. In a fuel injector having a needle that closes off an injection orifice when subjected to high fuel supply pressure at
upper and lower elevations of the needle and opens when the needle is subjected to a reduced pressure at the upper elevation,
said upper elevation situated in a needle control chamber at a pressure subject to a control valve in a control valve chamber
exposed to fuel at said supply pressure, whereby in an opening phase the control valve is lifted from a control valve seat
to expose the control valve chamber and needle control chamber to a low pressure drain through a flow passage extending from
the control valve seat to said low pressure drain and in a closing phase is urged in a closing direction against said control
valve seat to isolate the control valve chamber and needle control chamber from the drain, the improvement comprising a throttling
collar on a pintle on said control valve, extending into said low pressure passage, for decreasing fuel flow in the closing
direction through the control valve seat toward said drain as the control valve opens.

US Pat. No. 9,291,093

TURBOCHARGER FLOW CONTROL

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for controlling a turbocharger having a turbine operatively connected to an exhaust of an internal combustion
engine and having a compressor operatively connected to an intake of the engine, the method comprising:
determining, via an electronic control unit, engine operating conditions based on air intake flow at at least one of the intake
of the engine or a compressor inlet and based on engine exhaust flow at at least one of a turbine inlet or a turbine outlet;

calculating a boost pressure command Pi for the compressor from the equation:



wherein R is the ideal gas constant, Ti is a current temperature at the intake, mc is a current charge flow command determined by the electronic control unit, n is a determined rotational speed of the engine,
D is a displacement of the engine, and ? is engine volumetric efficiency, which is calculated as a function of EGRf and the
current rotational speed of the engine n, wherein EGRf is an exhaust gas recirculation fraction;

calculating a compressor flow Qc from the equation:



wherein ma is a determined mass flow to the compressor, Ta is atmospheric temperature, and Pa is atmospheric pressure;

calculating a compressor pressure ratio Prc from the equation:



wherein, Pi is the calculated boost pressure command and Pa is atmospheric pressure;

calculating a compressor power Ec from the equation:



wherein Tex is exhaust temperature, Pto is a pressure at an output of the turbine, ma is the mass flow to the compressor, Cp is specific heat of the engine exhaust, Ta is atmospheric temperature, a1 through a6 are constants specific to the turbocharger, Prc is the calculated pressure ratio across the compressor, and Qc is the calculated compressor flow;

calculating a turbine flow from the equation:


wherein Ej is a calculated inertial power and Ec is the calculated compressor power; and

commanding the turbocharger to operate at the calculated turbine flow Qt.

US Pat. No. 9,291,069

INSTRUMENT PORT SEAL FOR RF MEASUREMENT

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a blade tip clearance detection system;
a probe configured to communicate first and second detection frequencies from and gather reflected signals for the blade tip
detection system, the probe having an end supported relative to a casing;

material providing a reference point; and
wherein the blade tip clearance detection system is configured to:
generate the first detection frequency configured to pass through the material to detect the position of a target structure;
generate the second detection frequency configured to reflect from the material and detect the reference point; and
determine a position of a surface proximate to the target structure based upon the reference point.

US Pat. No. 9,291,039

SCINTERED POWDER METAL SHAPED CHARGES

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A shaped charge, comprising:
a sintered metal powder casing defining an interior volume, wherein the casing comprises a mixture of sintered metal powders
comprising steel powder at 80-90% and an additive comprising 10-20%, wherein further the casing comprises a coating of iron
oxide;

a liner located in the interior volume; and
an explosive between the liner and the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,291,035

WELLBORE CLEANING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Weatherford Switzerland T...

1. A debris collecting tool for use within a wellbore, the tool comprising:
a filter body having an upstream end and a downstream end;
a first fluid passage extending longitudinally between the upstream and downstream ends of the filter body, and at least one
second fluid passage connecting the first fluid passage with the exterior of the filter body;

a filter located between the first fluid passage and the at least one second fluid passage;
a flow controller movable between a first position in which fluid from the exterior of the filter body is prevented from entering
the first fluid passage via the at least one second fluid passage, and a second position in which fluid from the exterior
of the filter body is permitted to enter the first fluid passage via the at least one second fluid passage; and

an agitator body attached to the upstream end of the filter body, the agitator body including at least one radially projecting
agitation member, wherein the at least one radially projecting agitation member is configured to generate a turbulence when
the tool is moved in the upstream direction.

US Pat. No. 9,291,031

ISOLATION TOOL

1. A down hole well isolation tool comprising a housing having a passage therethrough, an upper end and a lower end;
a first rupturable disc having a first side capable of withstanding a first pressure differential and a second side capable
of withstanding a second pressure differential substantially greater than the first pressure, the second side of the first
disc facing the upper housing end;

a second rupturable disc having a first side capable of withstanding a third pressure differential and a second side capable
of withstanding a fourth pressure differential substantially greater than the third pressure differential, the second side
of the second disc facing the lower housing end; and

means for rupturing one of the discs by creating a pressure differential across a weaker side of the one disc greater than
the one disc can withstand, the rupturing means comprises means creating a pressure differential, uniform across the one disc,
by applying pressure at a location between the first and second discs, the pressure differential creating means comprises
a passageway through the closed housing wall between the first and second discs.

US Pat. No. 9,291,026

SEAL AROUND BRAIDED CABLE

ZEITECS B.V., Rijswijk (...

1. A method of deploying a downhole tool into a wellbore, comprising:
lowering a cable into the wellbore;
after lowering the cable, engaging a mold with an outer surface of the cable;
injecting sealant into the mold and into armor of the cable, allowing the sealant to cure, and disengaging the mold from the
cable, thereby sealing a portion of the cable;

lowering the downhole tool to a deployment depth using the cable;
engaging a seal with the sealed portion of the cable; and
operating the downhole tool using the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,290,999

HARD METAL INSERT FOR A DRILL BIT FOR PERCUSSION DRILLING AND METHOD FOR GRINDING A HARD METAL INSERT

ATLAS COPCO SECOROC AB, ...

1. A hard metal insert for a drill bit for percussion drilling, the insert comprising:
a wear part comprising a cap comprising a wear surface, wherein the wear part is rotationally symmetrical about a longitudinal
axis of the wear part and the cap and wear surface extend entirely around the longitudinal axis; and

a mount comprising a cylindrical part having a cross-sectional area and a diameter;
wherein the cap comprises a front part with an extension along an axis of symmetry of the insert from a first point on the
wear surface of the cap to a second point in the cap, wherein the front part comprises a volume between a first plane, which
intersects at right angle to the axis of symmetry at the first point and a second plane, which intersects at right angle to
the axis of symmetry at the second point, wherein the volume is greater than or equal to 0.6 times a cross-sectional area
of the front part in the second plane times a distance along the axis of symmetry between the first point and the second point,
wherein a diameter of the front part in the second plane is greater than or equal to 0.5 times the diameter of the mount and
less than or equal to 0.6 times the diameter of the mount, and wherein a height of the extension is less than half the diameter
of the extension.

US Pat. No. 9,290,981

DRIVE ARRANGEMENT OF THE MOTORIZED ADJUSTMENT OF A CLOSURE ELEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

1. A drive arrangement for a motorized adjustment of a closure element of a motor vehicle, wherein the drive arrangement is
configured to couple to the closure element, and in an installed state is configured to provide motorized adjustment of the
closure element, wherein the drive arrangement has at least one drive that is configured to generate drive movements to provide
the motorized adjustment of the closure element, wherein the drive arrangement has an acoustic indicator arranged in or on
the at least one drive, and wherein the acoustic indicator is configured to supply acoustic feedback related to the motorized
adjustment of the closure element to a user positioned adjacent to the closure element.

US Pat. No. 9,290,974

GEARED HINGE ASSEMBLY

SPECIAL-LITE INC., Decat...

1. A hinge assembly comprising:
an elongated hinge cap;
a first hinge member pivotably retained by the hinge cap and having a first gear section and a first leaf;
a second hinge member retained by the hinge cap and having a second gear section and a second leaf, the second gear section
engaged with the first gear section; and

at least one bearing engaging the hinge cap and having a longitudinal axis, an outer body portion, an inner body portion,
and a medial member connecting the outer body portion and the inner body portion, the inner body portion having a axially
terminating first edge and an opposing axially terminating second edge, at least one of the first edge and the second edge
having a tapered section which is engageable with at least one of the first gear section and the second gear section, the
inner body portion and the outer body portion being located on and defining opposing longitudinal sides of the at least one
bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,290,957

STRUCTURE REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Fortress Stabilization Sy...

1. A wall reinforcement system, comprising:
a wall structure including a pair of holes formed therein;
a fiber reinforcement strip adhered to the wall structure between the pair of holes, the fiber reinforcement strip having
a first end, a second end and an intermediate portion disposed between the first and second ends; and

a bracket having a bridge portion disposed between a pair of legs, the pair of legs being fixedly secured within the pair
of holes and the bridge portion overlapping the fiber reinforcement strip, wherein the first end of the fiber reinforcement
strip is folded and wrapped around the bridge portion and adhered to the intermediate portion of the fiber reinforcement strip.

US Pat. No. 9,290,943

HIP AND RIDGE ROOFING SHINGLE

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A single shingle layer shingle blank comprising:
a single shingle layer comprising a substrate coated with asphalt, the single shingle layer comprising a longitudinally extending
prime region and a longitudinally extending headlap region;

a pair of outside shingle blank edges;
an outside shingle blank edge notch formed only in the headlap region of each of the pair of outside shingle blank edges;
first cut lines defining a pair of inner notches only in the headlap region of the substrate of the shingle blank between
the pair of outside shingle blank edge notches;

a second cut line extending from each of the pair of inner notches toward a leading edge of the shingle blank;
wherein the first cut lines are perforated and are structured and configured to facilitate separation of the shingles of the
shingle blank material such that when the portion of shingle blank material is separated and removed, the first cut lines
define the pair of inner notches;

wherein the at least one of the first cut lines and the second cut lines are structured and configured to maintain the shingle
blank as a unitary shingle blank until the shingle blank is selectively separated into discrete single shingle layer shingles
by separating the shingle blank at the location of at least one of the first cut lines and the second cut lines, each discrete
single shingle layer shingle having a single shingle layer comprising a substrate coated with asphalt, the single shingle
layer of each discrete single shingle layer shingle having a prime region, a headlap region and a pair of outside shingle
edges;

wherein the pair of inner notches and pair of outside shingle blank edge notches are structured and configured so that a notch
portion is formed in both outside shingle edges of each discrete shingle only in the headlap region once the shingle blank
has been separated into discrete shingles; and

wherein in an installed state the headlap region of the shingles is substantially covered by an overlapping shingle.

US Pat. No. 9,290,923

FLOW CONTROL DEVICE FOR A STORM WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Lane Enterprises, Inc., ...

1. A flow control device comprising:
a storage chamber defining an interior volume for storage of water, the water defining a first water level when the storage
chamber is full of water and a second, lower water level vertically spaced from the first water level when the storage chamber
is empty;

the storage chamber comprising an inlet configured to receive water into the interior of the storage chamber and a wall defining
at least a portion of said interior volume;

a plurality of vertically spaced through openings extending through the wall, each opening configured and disposed to flow
water from the interior of the storage chamber and out of the storage chamber;

a plurality of valving mechanisms, each valving mechanism being associated with a respective opening and operable to open
and close the opening associated with the valving mechanism;

each valving mechanism comprising a valving member movable between opened and closed positions and a drive operable to move
the valving member between opened and closed positions, the valving member when in the closed position closing the opening
associated with the valving member, the valving member when in the opened position permitting flow through the opening; and

the drive responsive to the water level in the storage chamber to move the valving member from the opened position to the
closed position when the water level in the storage chamber rises and to move the valving member from the closed position
to the opened position when the water level in the storage chamber falls.

US Pat. No. 9,290,917

RECESSED WALL-MOUNTED OUTLET BOX WITH PUSH-PULL HANDLE ASSEMBLY

LSP Products Group, Inc.,...

25. In an outlet box configured to be mounted inside a building wall and comprising an outlet box housing and a quarter-turn
stop valve configured to be connected to a copper water supply line disposed inside the building wall to control water flow
to a fixture or appliance, the improvements comprising:
a valve inlet shank having a proximal open end configured to be insertable upwardly through an opening in a wall of the outlet
box housing and a distal end attachable to the copper water supply line, said proximal end being attachable to the stop valve
to place the stop valve in selective fluid communication with the copper water supply line;

a retaining ring configured to snap around the valve inlet shank under the open proximal end to prevent the valve inlet shank
from slipping downwardly through the opening in the wall of the outlet box when not attached to the stop valve;

a push-pull handle assembly attachable to the stop valve and comprising a single rod that is selectively pushed or pulled
by a user to control operation of the stop valve between the fully open and fully closed positions; and

a removable faceplate through which the rod extends and through which a water outlet line is attachable to the stop valve.

US Pat. No. 9,290,916

REMOVABLE FIRE HYDRANT NOZZLE WITH IMPROVED LOCKING STRUCTURE

EJ USA, Inc., East Jorda...

1. A removable hydrant nozzle comprising:
a nozzle body extending along an axis, a hydrant connector toward one axial end and an outlet connector toward a second axial
end;

a locking arrangement disposed on said nozzle body, said locking arrangement including:
a slide housing extending from said nozzle body;
a slide movably mounted to said slide housing, said slide having a base and a paddle, said slide capable of movement in an
axial direction between an extended position and a retracted position; and

a biasing element for biasing said slide in said extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,290,904

SHOVEL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SHOVEL

SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUC...

1. A shovel, comprising:
a lower-part movable body;
an upper-part turnable body turnably mounted on the lower-part movable body;
a boom including a first end rotatably attached onto the upper-part turnable body;
an arm including a first end rotatably attached to a second end of the boom;
a work element rotatably attached to a second end of the arm;
an electrical energy storage device including a plurality of electrical energy storage cells, and mounted on the upper-part
turnable body;

a controller configured to control a charge and a discharge of the electrical energy storage device; and
a plurality of voltage measurement parts configured to measure respective cell voltages of the plurality of electrical energy
storage cells,

wherein information on the cell voltages is transmitted to the controller, and
wherein the controller is configured to determine whether to equalize the cell voltages of the plurality of electrical energy
storage cells based on the cell voltages measured under a same condition during a key-on state.

US Pat. No. 9,290,892

ASSEMBLY FOR END GATE

Weller, Inc., Knoxville,...

1. An end gate adjustable in rotation and height, the end gate comprising:
a first member;
a second member adjacent to the first member;
a first actuator configured to rotate the second member with respect to the first member and transfer a biasing force to the
second member; wherein the first member includes an elongated arc shaped hole and a second arc shaped hole; and a center of
curvature of each of the first and second arc shaped holes is coincident.

US Pat. No. 9,290,890

HEATING UNIT FOR DIRECT CURRENT APPLICATIONS

1. A heating unit for use in direct current applications, the heating unit comprising:
a first pliable outer layer;
a second pliable outer layer;
a pliable electrical heating element disposed between the first pliable outer layer and the second pliable outer layer and
configured to convert electrical energy to heat energy and to distribute the heat energy, the pliable electrical heating element
comprising:

a heat generating element for converting electrical current to heat energy; and
a planar heat spreading element comprising graphite thermally coupled to the heat generating element, the planar heat spreading
element being configured to draw the heat energy out of the heat generating element and substantially evenly distribute the
heat energy over a substantial surface area of the second pliable outer layer;

a thermal insulation layer positioned above the pliable electrical heating element and between the first pliable outer layer
and the second pliable outer layer such that the thermal insulation layer directs the heat energy towards the second pliable
outer layer and away from the first pliable outer layer; and

a receiving power connector electrically connected to the heat generating element, the receiving power connector being configured
to couple to a direct current power source.

US Pat. No. 9,290,886

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SCREEN CYLINDER AND A SCREEN CYLINDER

Aikawa Fiber Technologies...

1. A method of manufacturing a screen cylinder, said screen cylinder formed of at least a number of screen wires, wherein
pairs of adjacent screen wires provide a screening slot therebetween, and substantially circular support rings, said support
rings having a first rim area provided with notches into which said screen wires are installed, and a second rim area opposite
to said first rim area, the method comprising:
a) after installing some of the screen wires into said notches of said support rings, evenly and uniformly heating the second
rim area of at least one of said support rings such that a temperature of the first rim area remains lower than a temperature
of the second rim area, and whereby the second rim area is deformed, and

b) allowing at least one of said support rings to cool to decrease a diameter of the at least one of said support rings, whereby
the first rim area is deformed and the screen wires are clamped in said notches.

US Pat. No. 9,290,832

MICRO-ALLOYED CARBON STEEL AS A TEXTURE-ROLLED STRIP STEEL, IN PARTICULAR FOR SPRING ELEMENTS

C.D. Waelzholz GmbH, Hag...

1. Cold-rolled carbon steel, having (in wt.-%)
C 0.63-0.85%,
Si max. 0.40%,
Mn 0.20-0.90%,
P max. 0.035%,
S max. 0.035%,
Al max. 0.060%,
Cr max. 0.40%,
N 0.003-0.010%,
niobium Nb as a micro-alloy element and at least one further micro-alloy element selected from the group consisting of Ti,
V, and Zr, the niobium Nb and the at least one further micro-alloy element together having a content of at least 0.02% and
maximally 0.12%, remainder iron and melt-related contaminants;

wherein the carbon steel has a tensile strength in the range of 2400-3000 MPa after cold rolling,
wherein the cold-rolled carbon steel is a strip having a thickness of between 0.10 mm and 0.19 mm, and
wherein the cold-rolled carbon steel in the strip is a fine-lamellar pearlite structure.

US Pat. No. 9,290,779

TRANSFECTION COMPOSITIONS USING AMPHIPATHIC COMPOUNDS

1. A transfection composition comprising: an amphipathic compound containing an imidazole and a cationic polymer, wherein
the amphipathic compound has the structure comprising:

Wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkene and substituent comprising imidazole,
wherein at least one of R1, R2, R3 and R4 is a substituent comprising imidazole.

US Pat. No. 9,290,703

LOW PRESSURE PRODUCTION OF LOW CLOUD POINT DIESEL

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for producing low sulfur distillate products, comprising:
hydrotreating a feedstock having a boiling range from about 451° F. to about 800° F., and a sulfur content of at least about
1500 wppm and including fractions in the 600° F.+ boiling range containing sulfur species including alkyl-substituted dibenzothiophenes
under hydrotreating conditions at a total pressure of 400 to 800 psig and a temperature from 500° F. to about 800° F. to produce
a liquid effluent and a gas phase fraction;

separating the liquid effluent from contaminant hydrogen sulfide and ammonia gases formed during the hydrotreatment to form
a liquid fraction having a sulfur content of at least about 200 wppm and a nitrogen content not more than 5 ppmw;

hydroprocessing at least a portion of the separated hydrotreated liquid fraction having a sulfur content of at least 200 wppm
under dewaxing conditions at a total pressure of 300 to 800 psig and a temperature from 280° C. to about 380° C. in the presence
of a catalyst having isomerization dewaxing activity and including at least one Group VIII noble metal on a bound zeolite,
the bound zeolite comprising ZSM-48; and

fractionating the hydroprocessed liquid fraction to produce a product fraction having a sulfur content of about 15 wppm or
less, a nitrogen content of about 5 wppm or less, and a cloud point of about ?15° C. or less.

US Pat. No. 9,290,690

COATED AND CURED PROPPANTS

Preferred Technology, LLC...

1. A method for producing free-flowing, substantially cured, coated proppant solids having a substantially cured polyurethane
resin coating that forms interparticle bonds under downhole conditions, the method comprising:
coating proppant solids coated with a bifunctional silane having a reactive primary amino group and a hydrolysable ethoxysilyl
group, wherein said solids have been heated to temperature of about 50 to about 150° C. with a curable coating formulation
without the use of an organic solvent;

reacting the curable coating formulation coated onto said proppant solids under conditions sufficient to substantially cure
said curable coating formulation,

wherein the curable coating formulation comprises an isocyanate-functional component having at least 2 isocyanate groups,
and a polyol-functional component comprising a polyether polyol, wherein the formulation comprises an excess functional equivalent
weight of the isocyanate-functional component relative to the polyol-functional component;

wherein said coating and reacting occurs simultaneously and in a period of time of less than about four minutes to form the
free-flowing, substantially cured, coated proppant solids.

US Pat. No. 9,290,640

BIO-BASED BINDERS FOR INSULATION AND NON-WOVEN MATS

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A fibrous insulation product comprising:
a plurality of randomly oriented fibers;
a binder composition applied to at least a portion of said fibers, said binder composition comprising the reaction product
of:

maltodextrin having a dextrose equivalent number from 9 to 14, said maltodextrin comprising from about 40% to about 95% by
weight of total solids of said binder composition; and

at least one crosslinking agent selected from monomeric polycarboxylic acid, citric acid, or their corresponding salts, said
at least one crosslinking agent comprising from about 5% to about 40% by weight of total solids of said binder composition,
said at least one crosslinking agent having a molecular weight from about 90 to about 10,000; and

a surfactant comprising from about 0.01% to about 10% by weight of total solids of said binder composition.

US Pat. No. 9,290,622

PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR POLYMERIZING LACTAMS MOLDS

Fundacion Inasmet, San S...

1. A method of polymerizing lactams in molds for the continuous manufacture of serial parts in corresponding molds, said manufactured
parts having a variable size, geometry or composition, the method comprising:
(a) continuously feeding into a mixing head a lactam, a catalyst and an initiator;
wherein the lactam is at a first predetermined temperature between 70-160° C., the catalyst is at a second predetermined temperature
between 20-50° C., and the initiator is at a third predetermined temperature between 20-50° C.,

wherein the lactam, the catalyst, and the initiator are each independently fed into the mixing head from respective independent
reservoirs through respective inlets comprising valves,

wherein the lactam, the catalyst and the initiator are each circulated in independent circuits at said respective first, second
and third predetermined temperatures;

(b) continuously mixing in the mixing head the lactam, the catalyst and the initiator, to obtain a reactive mixture;
(c) continuously feeding the reactive mixture obtained in step (b) through a nozzle into a mold,
wherein a volume of a casting into said mold is determined by adjusting the opening of the valves of the inlets for a time
corresponding to a total volume of a polymerization mixture coming out through said nozzle, said volume of reactive mixture
corresponding to a part to be manufactured, said adjustment of the opening of the valves being controlled by an automatic
and programmable timer, thus allowing the automatic manufacture of serial parts having a variable size, geometry or composition;

(d) allowing the reactive mixture to polymerize in the mold to obtain a molded product; and,
(e) demolding the molded product.