US Pat. No. 9,543,499

POWER GENERATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power generation device, comprising:
first and second beams which are arranged to face each other and are bent by vibration;
a first joint yoke joining one end of the first beam to one end of the second beam;
a second joint yoke joining another end of the first beam to another end of the second beam; and
a coil wound around the first and second beams, wherein
each of the first and second beams includes: a beam body formed into a plate; and a stress relaxation layer made of a material
different from a material of the beam body and partially covering the surface of the beam body, and

one end of the beam body is joined to the first joint yoke, another end of the beam body is joined to the second joint yoke,
and a whole of the beam body is made of a single material.

US Pat. No. 9,543,477

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:
an elongated substrate having an obverse surface, a reverse surface opposite to the obverse surface, a surface-mounting side
surface extending in a longitudinal direction of the substrate, a first end surface and a second end surface spaced apart
from the first end surface in the longitudinal direction;

a first semiconductor light emitting element, a second semiconductor light emitting element and a third semiconductor light
emitting element each mounted on the obverse surface of the substrate, the second semiconductor light emitting element being
disposed closer to the first end surface of the substrate than is each of the first semiconductor light emitting element and
the third semiconductor light emitting element, the third semiconductor light emitting element being disposed closer to the
second end surface of the substrate than is each of the first semiconductor light emitting element and the second semiconductor
light emitting element; and

an electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor light emitting element;
wherein the substrate is formed with a through-hole extending from the obverse surface to the reverse surface, the through-hole
being disposed between the second semiconductor light emitting element and the third semiconductor light emitting element
as viewed in a normal direction to the obverse surface of the substrate, the through-hole being spaced apart from the side
surface of the substrate, and

wherein the electrode comprises a plated layer that extends from the obverse surface, through the through-hole, and to the
reverse surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,543,471

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic device having a semiconductor layer structure comprising:
a substrate;
a first light-active layer and a second light-active layer,
wherein a first tunnel junction is formed between the first light-active layer and the second light-active layer,
wherein a first Bragg reflector is formed between the first light-active layer and the first tunnel junction, and
wherein a second Bragg reflector is formed between the second light-active layer and the first tunnel junction;
wherein at least a portion of an electromagnetic radiation emitted by the first light-active layer leaves the optoelectronic
device via the substrate,

wherein the optoelectronic device is a light emitting diode, and
wherein at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation emitted in the semiconductor layer structure leaves the optoelectronic
device through a surface of the semiconductor layer structure that faces away from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,543,467

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a first conductive semiconductor layer;
an active layer over a top surface of the first conductive semiconductor layer;
a second conductive semiconductor layer over a top surface of the active layer;
a superlattice structure layer over a top surface of the second conductive semiconductor layer, the superlattice structure
layer having a multi-layer structure;

a first current spreading layer over a top surface of the superlattice structure layer, the first current spreading layer
including a group III nitride-based conductive thin film;

a second current spreading layer over a top surface of the first current spreading layer, the second current spreading layer
including a transmissive conductive thin film;

a third current spreading layer over a top surface the second current spreading layer, the third current spreading layer including
a reflective conductive thin film; and

a second electrode layer on the reflective conductive thin film,
wherein the top surface of the first current spreading layer comprises a first light extracting structure having a concave
pattern or a convex pattern;

wherein the first current spreading layer forms an ohmic contact interface with respect to the superlattice structure layer,
wherein a material of the first light extracting structure is same as a material of the first current spreading layer,
wherein the superlattice structure layer is directly in contact with the second conductive semiconductor layer, and
wherein the transmissive conductive thin film is spaced apart from the superlattice structure layer.

US Pat. No. 9,543,452

HIGH VOLTAGE JUNCTION FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

MACRONIX International Co...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a well region of a first conductivity type disposed in a substrate;
a field region of a second conductivity type disposed in the well region;
a first doped region of the first conductivity type disposed in the well region on a first side of the field region;
a second doped region of the second conductivity type disposed in the field region, wherein the second doped region at least
partially surrounds the first doped region;

a third doped region of the first conductivity type disposed in the well region on a second side of the field region, wherein
the field region is disposed between the first doped region and the third doped region;

a first top doped region of the second conductivity type disposed between the third doped region and the second doped region;
a plurality of second top doped regions of the second conductivity type disposed in the well region between the field region
and the first doped region; and

a fourth doped region of the second conductivity type disposed in the substrate on the second side of the field region, wherein
the third doped region is disposed between the first top doped region and the fourth doped region.

US Pat. No. 9,543,405

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A REDUCED FREE-CHARGE CARRIER LIFETIME SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method of manufacturing a reduced free-charge carrier lifetime semiconductor structure, the method comprising:
forming a plurality of transistor gate structures in trenches arranged in a semiconductor substrate;
forming a body region between adjacent ones of the transistor gate structures; and
forming an insulator layer along the semiconductor substrate;
forming an opening in the insulator layer such that the insulator layer covers adjacent ones of the transistor gate structures
and exposes a region of the substrate that is between the adjacent ones of the transistor gate structures;

forming an end-of-range irradiation region between the adjacent ones of the transistor gate structures by irradiating the
semiconductor substrate, the end-of-range irradiation region having a plurality of vacancies,

wherein the insulator layer is used as a mask for irradiating the semiconductor substrate such that irradiated particles pass
through the opening formed in the insulating layer but are prevented by the insulator layer from damaging gate insulators
disposed on inner walls of the trenches, and

wherein the opening in the insulator layer is formed such that sidewalls of the opening form an oblique angle with an upper
surface of the substrate, and wherein forming the end-of-range irradiation region comprises passing the irradiated particles
through the sidewalls of the region such that the end-of-range irradiation region forms a well-shaped region within the semiconductor
substrate, wherein the well-shaped region comprises sidewalls that are parallel to the sidewalls of the opening and directly
adjoin outer walls of the gate trenches.

US Pat. No. 9,543,375

MIM/RRAM STRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED CAPACITANCE AND REDUCED LEAKAGE CURRENT

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor:
providing a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of semiconductor devices arranged thereon, wherein an interconnect structure,
which comprises a plurality of conductive and insulating layers that are formed one over another in alternating fashion, is
formed over the semiconductor substrate to couple semiconductor devices to one another;

forming a conductive lower capacitor electrode over the interconnect structure;
performing a co-sputtering process to form a capacitor dielectric over the conductive lower capacitor electrode, wherein performing
the co-sputtering process comprises sputtering an elemental material from a target that is a pure element, such that oxide
or nitride forms on the conductive lower capacitor electrode from the elemental material; and

forming a conductive upper capacitor electrode over the capacitor dielectric.

US Pat. No. 9,543,365

TOUCH PANEL

TPK Touch Solutions Inc, ...

1. A touch panel, comprising:
a lower substrate;
an organic light-emitting component, disposed on the lower substrate;
a nano silver sensing layer, disposed on the organic light emitting component, wherein the nano silver sensing layer comprising:
a first insulating layer, disposed on the organic light emitting component;
a first nano silver electrode layer, disposed on the surface of the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer, disposed on the first nano silver electrode layer; and
a second nano silver electrode layer, disposed on the surface of the second insulating layer, wherein the first nano silver
electrode layer includes a plurality of first electrodes, the second nano silver electrode layer includes a plurality of second
electrodes, and the first electrodes and the second electrodes are crossed to each other;

an upper substrate, disposed on the nano silver sensing layer; and
a plurality of protection layers disposed on the first nano silver electrode layer and the second nano silver electrode layer
respectively, wherein each protection layer includes a plurality of via holes to expose parts of each of the plurality of
first electrodes and parts of each the plurality of second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,543,355

DARK CURRENT REDUCTION FOR BACK SIDE ILLUMINATED IMAGE SENSOR

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a semiconductor image sensor device having a non-scribe-line region and a scribe-line region, the scribe-line region being
a region that separates one semiconductor die from an adjacent semiconductor die, the semiconductor image sensor device including:

a first substrate portion disposed in the non-scribe-line region, wherein the first substrate portion contains a doped radiation-sensing
region; and

a second substrate portion disposed in the scribe-line region, wherein the second substrate portion has the same material
composition as the first substrate portion.

US Pat. No. 9,543,295

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first circuit;
a second circuit; and
a third circuit,
wherein the first circuit comprises a first transistor, a first capacitor, and a first wiring,
wherein the first transistor comprises a first conductor and a first oxide semiconductor,
wherein the first conductor comprises a region in contact with the first oxide semiconductor,
wherein one terminal of the first capacitor is electrically connected to the first conductor,
wherein the other terminal of the first capacitor is electrically connected to the first wiring,
wherein the second circuit comprises a second transistor, a second capacitor, and a second wiring,
wherein the second transistor comprises a second conductor and a second oxide semiconductor,
wherein the second conductor comprises a region in contact with the second oxide semiconductor,
wherein one terminal of the second capacitor is electrically connected to the second conductor,
wherein the other terminal of the second capacitor is electrically connected to the second wiring,
wherein the third circuit comprises a third transistor,
wherein the third transistor comprises a third conductor, a third oxide semiconductor, a first insulator, a second insulator,
and a third insulator,

wherein the third conductor and the third oxide semiconductor overlap with each other,
wherein the first insulator is positioned between the third conductor and the third oxide semiconductor,
wherein the second insulator is positioned between the third conductor and the first insulator,
wherein the third insulator is positioned between the third conductor and the second insulator,
wherein the second insulator comprises an electron trap region,
wherein a gate voltage at which a drain current in a subthreshold region is 1×10?12 A is greater than or equal to 0.8 V and less than or equal to 1.5 V in the first transistor, and

wherein a gate voltage at which a drain current in a subthreshold region is 1×10?12 A is greater than or equal to 0 V and less than or equal to 0.7 V in the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,543,286

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wide-gap semiconductor device, the device comprising:
a substrate having a thermal diffusion coefficient “D”;
a plurality of first element units formed on the substrate, the first element units each including a first active element;
and

a plurality of second element units, the second element units each including a second active element, the second active element
acting on a different timing from the first active element each of the first element units and each of the second element
units being arranged alternately, wherein

a distance of between a first gravity center of the first element unit and a second gravity center of the second element unit
is equal to or less than twice of a thermal diffusion length (D/(?f))1/2, excluding zero, so that the first element units and the second element units are spatially separated from each other, and
wherein

any two of the first element units do not share a first electrode or a second electrode with each other, and wherein
any two of the second element units do not share the first electrode or the second electrode with each other, and wherein
the first electrode and the second electrode are included in each of the first element units and each of the second element
units, and wherein

the thermal diffusion length being within a range when the semiconductor operates at a frequency “f’, and the frequency “f’
being between 10 kHz and 1 MHz, and wherein

the first active element units are transistors and the second active elements are diodes.

US Pat. No. 9,543,281

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A SUBSTRATE AND INPUT AND OUTPUT ELECTRODE UNITS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota J...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate provided with a main circuit including a plurality of arm elements, each of the plurality of arm elements including
a plurality of semiconductor elements connected in parallel;

a plurality of input electrode units provided on the substrate and configured to supply power to the main circuit;
a plurality of output electrode units provided on the substrate and being connected to a midpoint between the two arm elements
connected in series; and

a plurality of input electrodes mounted on the corresponding input electrode units, wherein
the plurality of arm elements is arrayed along a first direction of the substrate,
each of the arm elements is configured with the plurality of semiconductor elements arrayed along a second direction of the
substrate perpendicular to the first direction and the plurality of semiconductor elements is separated into a first element
group and a second element group,

the substrate includes a first region where the semiconductor element included in the first element group is arranged and
a second region where the semiconductor element included in the second element group is arranged, the first region and the
second region being separated along the second direction,

the input electrode units and the output electrode units are alternately arranged along the first direction in a third region
provided between the first region and the second region on the substrate,

each of the input electrodes has a shape of which a width in the first direction is wider than a width in the second direction,
at least a portion of each input electrode unit is located between two semiconductor elements that are included in the plurality
of semiconductor elements constituting one of the arm elements and are arrayed along the first direction in the third region
and in between the two semiconductor elements in the second direction, and

at least a portion of each output electrode unit is located between two semiconductor elements that are included in the plurality
of semiconductor elements constituting another one of the arm elements adjoining the one of the arm elements and are arrayed
along the first direction in the third region and in between the two semiconductor elements constituting another one of the
arm elements in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,543,230

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
first interlayer insulating layers and first conductive patterns, which are alternately stacked, the first conductive patterns
comprising word lines and at least one upper select line stacked over the word lines;

a second interlayer insulating layer over the first interlayer insulating layers and the first conductive patterns, the first
interlayer insulating layer including a lower insulating layer between the word lines and the upper select line and an upper
insulating layer between the upper select line and the second interlayer insulating layer;

channel structures passing through the word lines, the upper select line and the first interlayer insulating layers without
passing through the second interlayer insulating layer;

contact plugs connected to the channel structures and formed on the channel structures, respectively, wherein the contact
plugs pass through the second interlayer insulating layer; and

a slit passing through the second interlayer insulating layer, the first interlayer insulating layers and the first conductive
patterns to divide the first interlayer insulating layers and the first conductive patterns into stack structures;

wherein the slit extends to a same height as the top surfaces of the contact plugs, and
further comprising:
a third interlayer insulating layer formed on the second interlayer insulating layer to cover the contact plugs;
a source line connected to a first contact plug of the contact plugs through the third interlayer insulating layer and that
extends in the same direction as the first conductive pattern;

a fourth interlayer insulating layer formed on the third interlayer insulating layer;
a drain contact plug connected to a second contact plug of the contact plugs through the fourth interlayer insulating layer
and the third interlayer insulating layer; and

a bit line formed on the drain contact plug.

US Pat. No. 9,543,182

ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:
adsorbing a plurality of first semiconductor chips periodically arrayed at a first interval with use of a first substrate
including an electrostatic chuck device, protective films being formed on surfaces of the plurality of first semiconductor
chips respectively;

reducing adsorbing force against a plurality of second semiconductor chips among the plurality of first semiconductor chips
periodically located at a second interval that is larger than the first interval by controlling adsorbing force of the first
substrate;

picking up simultaneously the plurality of second semiconductor chips through the protective films against which the adsorbing
force was reduced;

adhering simultaneously the plurality of second semiconductor chips to a second substrate; and
removing the protective films from the plurality of second semiconductor chips after adhering simultaneously the plurality
of second semiconductor chips to the second substrate,

wherein the electrostatic chuck device comprises:
a plurality of non-overlapping and predefined adsorption areas formed on a surface of said electrostatic chuck device, each
of said plurality of adsorption areas comprising a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes alternately
provided, each of the plurality of adsorption areas adsorbing a single first semiconductor chip, the plurality of adsorption
areas being periodically arrayed in a matrix at the first interval;

a first wiring electrically coupling between the plurality of first electrodes in an identical absorption area, the plurality
of first electrodes of one of the plurality of adsorption areas being electrically isolated from the plurality of first electrodes
of other adsorption areas;

a second wiring electrically coupling between the plurality of second electrodes in the identical adsorption area, the plurality
of second electrodes of one of the plurality of adsorption areas being electrically isolated from the plurality of second
electrodes of other adsorption areas; and

a control portion configured to control an electrostatic attractive force of each of the plurality of adsorption areas independently
of other adsorption areas by applying a positive voltage and a negative voltage respectively to the first wiring and the second
wiring of each of the plurality of adsorption areas independently of other adsorption areas.

US Pat. No. 9,543,164

ETCHING METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. An etching method for performing an etching process on an etching target film arranged on a substrate, the etching method
comprising the steps of:
supplying a treatment gas including a halogen-containing gas, hydrogen gas, an inert gas, and oxygen gas, and performing a
treatment on a patterned mask arranged on the etching target film using a plasma generated from the treatment gas; and

etching the etching target film that has undergone the treatment using a plasma generated from an etching gas,
wherein the treatment gas includes carbon dioxide.

US Pat. No. 9,543,143

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AMORPHOUS OXIDE THIN FILM AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method for producing an amorphous oxide thin film, the method comprising:
a pre-treatment process of selectively changing a binding state of an organic component, at a temperature lower than a pyrolysis
temperature of the organic component, in a first oxide precursor film containing the organic component and In, to obtain a
second oxide precursor film in which, when an infrared wave number range of from 1380 cm?1 to 1520 cm?1 in an infrared absorption spectrum obtained by performing a measurement by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is divided
into an infrared wave number range of from 1380 cm?1 to 1450 cm?1 and an infrared wave number range of from more than 1450 cm?1 to 1520 cm?1, a peak positioned within the infrared wave number range of from 1380 cm?1 to 1450 cm?1 exhibits the maximum value in the infrared absorption spectrum within an infrared wave number range of from 1350 cm?1 to 1750 cm1; and

a post-treatment process of removing the organic component remaining in the second oxide precursor film, to transform the
second oxide precursor film into an amorphous oxide thin film containing In,

wherein the pre-treatment process is a photo treatment process, wherein the first oxide precursor film comprises an inorganic
component including In and at least one selected from the group consisting of Ga, Zn, and Sn, and wherein a composition of
the inorganic component is In:Ga:Zn =2-x:x:1 (in which, x represents a number of from 0.8 to 1.05), and

further comprising, before the pre-treatment process, a formation process of forming the first oxide precursor film by a liquid
phase method using a solution containing a metal alkoxide or an organic acid salt.

US Pat. No. 9,543,091

SWITCH UNIT AND GAME MACHINE

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A switch unit comprising:
a display part that displays an image in at least one input area;
a substrate provided above the display part, the substrate comprising:
a contact, and
at least one substrate opening configured to allow the image in the at least one input area to be viewed from above;
an operating button case that covers the substrate, comprising at least one button case opening;
at least one operating button that has translucency, and that is freely pressed down through the at least one button case
opening of the operating button case and causes conduction of the contact by being pressed down;

light sources mounted on the substrate, that illuminate an area surrounding the at least one operating button; and
a light transmissive water-proof sheet made of an elastic member,
wherein the light transmissive water-proof sheet is provided between the display part and the at least one operating button
to cover the substrate,

wherein the light transmissive water-proof sheet comprises at least one sheet opening formed thereon at a position facing
the at least one input area,

wherein the light transmissive water-proof sheet comprises:
a contact conducting portion that faces and comes into contact with the contact of the substrate to cause conduction of the
contact by pressing down the at least one operating button,

a down portion that covers a circumference of the substrate, and
a light transmitting portion formed on a top surface thereof, that transmits light from the light sources therethrough,
wherein the light transmissive waterproof sheet comprises one kind of colored elastic member,
wherein a part of the light transmissive water-proof sheet other than the light transmitting portion formed as a light blocking
portion that blocks light from the light sources, and

wherein the light transmitting portion is thinner than the light blocking portion.

US Pat. No. 9,543,070

CHIP COIL COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A chip coil component, comprising:
a ceramic body including a plurality of first to fourth insulating layers; and
an internal coil including a first internal pattern part having the plurality of first insulating layers on which first pattern
portions are disposed, a second internal pattern part having the plurality of second insulating layers on which second pattern
portions are disposed, a first lead pattern part having the plurality of third insulating layers on which first lead pattern
portions are disposed, and a second lead pattern part having the plurality of fourth insulating layers on which second lead
pattern portions are disposed,

wherein the first pattern portions disposed on the plurality of first insulating layers are disposed to correspond to each
other and are connected to each other by two first connection terminals, each having one via electrode,

the second pattern portions disposed on the plurality of second insulating layers are disposed to correspond to each other
and are connected to each other by two second connection terminals, each having one via electrode,

the first and second internal pattern parts are connected to each other by one via electrode and disposed between the first
and second lead pattern parts,

the first lead pattern part and the first internal pattern part are connected to each other by at least two via electrodes,
the second lead pattern part and the second internal pattern part are connected to each other by at least two via electrodes,
and

when viewed in a thickness direction of the chip coil component, a first distance between one end of the first internal pattern
part and one end of the second internal pattern part is shorter than a second distance another end of the first internal pattern
part and one end of the first lead pattern part or than a third distance between another end of the second internal pattern
part and one end of the second lead pattern part.

US Pat. No. 9,543,034

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY AND A METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A non-volatile memory comprising:
a memory array; and
a current sensing checking block suitable for verifying a programming of a desired group of cells of the memory array by comparing
an actual number of programming failures with a reference number of allowable programming failures,

wherein the current sensing checking block comprises:
a current mirror;
a programming status input block comprising a plurality of sub-blocks, each sub-block being provided with a programming status
information for each bit-line for the desired group of the cells, the sub-blocks being connected with each other in parallel
with respect to a first node, the first node being coupled to the input node of the current mirror;

a reference block comprising a plurality of sub-blocks, each sub-block being provided with a 1-bit voltage value based on
the reference number of allowable programming failures, the sub-blocks being connected with each other in parallel with respect
to a second node, the second node being coupled to the output node of the current mirror;

an operational amplifier operable to compare voltage levels of the first node and the second node to determine whether the
actual number of programming failures for the desired group of cells exceeds the reference number of allowable programming
failures of the reference block;

a first switched capacitor operable to couple the first node to a first input node of the operational amplifier and to a ground
voltage; and

a second switched capacitor operable to couple the second node to a second input node of the operational amplifier and to
the ground voltage as well as to couple the output node to the second input node of the operational amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,543,023

PARTIAL BLOCK ERASE FOR BLOCK PROGRAMMING IN NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A non-volatile storage device, comprising:
a plurality of NAND strings including non-volatile storage elements;
a plurality of word lines in communication with the plurality of NAND strings; and
managing circuitry in communication with the plurality of NAND strings and the plurality of word lines; the managing circuitry
is configured to respond to a programming request associated with user data for the plurality of word lines by programming
a first group of the word lines with a first portion of the user data for the programming request, erasing a second group
of the word lines while inhibiting the first group of word lines from being erased after programming the first group of word
lines, and programming the second group of word lines with a second portion of the user data after erasing the second group
of word lines.

US Pat. No. 9,543,021

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PROGRAMMING METHOD THEREOF

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a plurality of electrically coupled memory cells in a generally vertical configuration extending in a substantially perpendicular
direction from a semiconductor substrate;

a peripheral circuit configured to program the memory cells; and
a control circuit configured to program a memory cell selected from the plurality of memory cells to trap charge in the selected
memory cell, and to issue at least one command to the peripheral circuit to disperse the charge trapped in the selected memory
cell in a direction of the memory cells adjacent to the selected memory cell, but not such that the charge is trapped in the
adjacent memory cells.

US Pat. No. 9,542,995

THRESHOLD VOLTAGE MISMATCH COMPENSATION SENSE-AMPLIFIERS FOR STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES WITH MULTIPLE DIFFERENTIAL INPUTS

Manoj Sachdev, Waterloo ...

1. A sense amplifier circuit configuration enabling reliable operation, comprising:
a latch comprising first and second latch node, first and second sensing transistor, first and second load transistor, first
and second precharge transistor, first and second column multiplexer transistor, first and second auxiliary sensing transistor
serially connected to the first and second sensing transistor, first and second internal node, first and second bitline, an
activation transistor; and

first and second bitline signal amplification and boosting means; and
coupling means to selectively couple said first and second latch nodes to said first and second bitlines via said first and
second column multiplexer transistor; and

one precharge signal to selectively couple the first and second latch nodes to supply voltage via said first and second precharge
transistors; and

one activation signal; and a signal delay and signal complementing means to delay and complement said activation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,542,985

CHANNEL SKEWING

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a memory device with a receiver component;
a controller associated with a plurality of memory channels, each of the plurality of memory channels having a respective
group of data signals and a respective channel clock signal associated therewith;

at least one delay component coupled to the controller and configured to, based on a reference clock signal, provide a skew
amount to at least one of the channel clock signals such that the at least one of the channel clock signals is out of phase
with respect to the channel clock signal of at least one different memory channel;

wherein the controller is configured to transmit the respective channel clock signals along with their respective associated
data signals to the receiver component in a source-synchronous manner; and

wherein the receiver component does not de-skew the respective associated data signals; and
wherein the skew amount is provided to the at least one of the channel clock signals such that groups of data signals of every
other channel are skewed by a same amount.

US Pat. No. 9,542,927

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING TEXT-TO-SPEECH VOICE FROM DIVERSE RECORDINGS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
extracting speech features from a plurality of recorded reference speech utterances of a reference speaker to generate a reference
set of reference-speaker vectors;

for each respective plurality of recorded colloquial speech utterances of a respective colloquial speaker of multiple colloquial
speakers, extracting speech features from the recorded colloquial speech utterances of the respective colloquial speaker to
generate a respective set of colloquial-speaker vectors;

for each respective set of colloquial-speaker vectors, replacing each colloquial-speaker vector of the respective set of colloquial-speaker
vectors with a respective, optimally-matched reference-speaker vector from among the reference set of reference-speaker vectors,
the respective, optimally-matched reference-speaker vector being identified by matching under a transform that compensates
for differences in speech between the reference speaker and the respective colloquial speaker;

aggregating the replaced colloquial-speaker vectors of all the respective sets of colloquial-speaker vectors into an aggregate
set of conditioned speaker vectors;

providing the aggregate set of conditioned speaker vectors to a text-to-speech (TTS) system implemented on one or more computing
devices; and

training the TTS system using the provided aggregate set of conditioned speaker vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,542,906

SHARED COMPOSITIONAL RESOURCES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:
one or more modules implemented at least partially in hardware, the one or more modules configured to implement a single composition
engine that is configured for:

accessibility by a plurality of processes via one or more application programming interfaces to render elements for display
on a display device; and

managing sharing of a shared compositional resource by the plurality of processes, the shared compositional resource involved
in the rendering of the elements,
wherein the shared compositional resource follows a reader/writer paradigm managed by the single composition engine for access
by the plurality of processes such that a reader process is configured to specify what element is displayed and a writer process
is configured to create the shared compositional resource and to specify how the specified element is displayed, the writer
process lacks permission to specify the element, the reader process lacks permission to specify how the specified element
is displayed, the reader and writer processes included in the plurality of processes.

US Pat. No. 9,542,817

PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY LIGHT

1. A personal safety and security light comprises:
a casing;
a plurality of lights;
a microcontroller;
a sound emitting device;
a power supply;
a trigger;
the plurality of lights being externally mounted about the casing;
the microcontroller, the sound emitting device, and the power supply being positioned within the casing;
the plurality of lights, the sound emitting device, and the trigger being electronically connected to the microcontroller;
the microcontroller being electrically connected to the power supply;
a plurality of translucent light covers;
the plurality of translucent light covers being externally mounted on the casing;
each of the plurality of lights being positioned between a corresponding cover from the plurality of translucent light covers
and the casing;

the casing is a spherical shape;
the plurality of lights is radially distributed about the casing;
the trigger comprises a pressure sensor;
the pressure sensor being internally mounted to the casing;
the pressure sensor being electronically connected to the microcontroller;
the trigger comprises a switch;
the switch being externally mounted on the casing; and
the switch being electronically connected to the microcontroller.

US Pat. No. 9,542,776

GENERATING RANDOM SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS USING STOCHASTIC RASTERIZATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:
using a rasterizer to generate samples over an arbitrary domain by:
bounding the arbitrary domain;
tessellating a bounding shape in a form of a geometric object with flat sides into a number of non-overlapping adjacent primitives;
rasterizing the primitives to generate random samples;
testing the samples against the arbitrary domain; and
generating adaptive sampling distributions by representing a density function, that shows a shape of the arbitrary domain,
as a height field, adding one dimension to the arbitrary domain:

sampling this new domain using the rasterizer; and
projecting the samples on the original domain.

US Pat. No. 9,542,760

PARALLEL DECODING JPEG IMAGES

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computer-implemented method for parallel decoding a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image on a device, the method
comprising:
receiving a JPEG image, the JPEG image comprising image data and restart markers, wherein the restart markers comprise data
embedded within the image data used to separate the image data into smaller sections of image data, and wherein positions
of each of the restart markers in the image data correspond to a determined number of scan lines in decoded image data;

receiving a header associated with the JPEG image, the header comprising:
a size of the image data, and
the determined number of scan lines;
determining a number of cores included in a device;
dividing the image data into at least a first section and a second section based on a number of the restart markers and the
number of cores included in the device, the dividing further comprising determining a size of the image data included in the
first section and the second section based on the number of cores and the number of restart markers;

determining a first address for the first section and a second address for the second section, the first address indicating
a first location in a buffer for storing first decoded data from the first section and the second address indicating a second
location in the buffer for storing second decoded data from the second section;

decoding the first section using a first core of the cores to generate the first decoded data;
storing the first decoded data to the first location;
decoding the second section using a second core of the cores to generate the second decoded data; and
storing the second decoded data to the second location.

US Pat. No. 9,542,749

FAST GENERAL MULTIPATH CORRECTION IN TIME-OF-FLIGHT IMAGING

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, at a processor, time of flight depth camera amplitude and phase measurements depicting surfaces in a scene;
computing, via the processor, an index of a look up table from the measurements;
using the index to read, via the processor, a corrected depth value from the look up table, the corrected value being a depth
of a surface from the camera having been calculated by taking into account at least three possible light ray paths between
the camera and a surface in the scene and searching for values of a backscattering vector, wherein the backscattering vector
values comprise weights indicating how much contribution is made to the amplitude and phase values observed at a pixel from
light associated with a plurality of different distance bins, and the distance bins comprise a distance range from the time
of flight camera divided into intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,542,748

FRONT-END ARCHITECTURE FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A method for image processing comprising:
receiving raw image data from at least one imaging device;
computing at least one image depth distance from the raw image data;
computing one or more image validity flags from the raw image data;
generating at least one data validity mask from the one or more image validity flags;
determining a background imagery estimation from the at least one image depth distance;
generating at least one foreground mask from the background imagery estimation and the at least one image depth distance;
generating at least one region-of-interest mask from the at least one data validity mask and the at least one foreground mask
using prioritized rules that indicate conditions for assigning values to elements of the at least one region-of-interest mask
based on corresponding values of elements of the at least one data validity mask and corresponding values of elements of the
at least one foreground mask; and

generating filtered raw image data from the raw image data and the at least one region of interest mask.

US Pat. No. 9,542,739

VIRTUAL TURBOMACHINE BLADE CONTACT GAP INSPECTION

General Electric Company,...

1. A computerized method of virtually inspecting contact gaps of a blade stage of a turbomachine, the blade stage having known
dimensions, the method comprising:
in a computer system:
extracting a geometric location data of a hard face plane of each shroud from a three-dimensional model of a shroud of each
blade of the blade stage created by digitizing using a digitizing device;

generating a three-dimensional virtual rendering of the shrouds of the blade stage based on the geometric location data and
the known dimensions of the blade stage, the three-dimensional virtual rendering including a rendering of contact gaps between
adjacent shrouds; and

inspecting the blade stage using the three-dimensional virtual rendering.

US Pat. No. 9,542,736

EVALUATING IMAGE SHARPNESS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:
a processor and executable instructions accessible on a non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause
the processor to perform operations comprising:

receiving an image from a device of a user;
causing the device of the user to display a sharpness score of the image as a response to the receiving of the image;
dividing the image into rectangular regions that are equal in quantity along horizontal and vertical axes of the image;
calculating blur scores of the rectangular regions that are equal in quantity along the horizontal and vertical axes of the
image, the calculating of the blur scores of the rectangular regions being based on a non-reference blur metric;

computing a weighting matrix for the image based on two results of filtering the image in perpendicular directions;
generating the sharpness score of the image based on application of the weighting matrix to the blur scores of the rectangular
regions;

when the sharpness score of the image is below a certain pre-established threshold, identifying one or more stock images corresponding
to an item represented in the image; and

displaying the identified one or more stock images on the device of the user as a selectable substitute for the image.

US Pat. No. 9,542,730

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

ACUTELOGIC CORPORATION, ...

1. An image processing device comprising:
an image obtaining unit configured to obtain a Bayer image in a Bayer array constituted by first rows in each of which red
and green pixels are alternately arranged in a horizontal direction and second rows in each of which green and blue pixels
are alternately arranged in the horizontal direction, the first rows and the second rows being alternately arranged in a vertical
direction;

a first frequency decomposing unit configured to decompose the Bayer image, with respect to each of the vertical direction
and the horizontal direction, into a low frequency component representing brightness information and a high frequency component
representing color information, thereby to generate a plurality of subimages;

a second frequency decomposing unit configured to perform one-level or multiple-level frequency decomposition on each of the
subimages generated by the first frequency decomposing unit with respect to each of the vertical direction and the horizontal
direction and thereby further decomposing each of the subimages into subimages having different frequency bands;

an image processing unit configured to perform at least one of the following processes for image processing of (i) a characteristic
amount computation process of computing the amount of characteristic of the Bayer image based on the subimages obtained through
frequency decomposition by the second frequency decomposing unit, (ii) a correcting process on one or more of the subimages
obtained through the frequency decomposition, and (iii) a set of information compression and information decompression processes
on one or more of the subimages obtained through the frequency decomposition, in such a manner that processing details of
the at least one of the processes for the high frequency component are different from those for the low frequency component;
and

first and second decomposed image combining units configured to combine the subimages having been generated by the first and
second frequency decomposing units and processed by the image processing unit, to regenerate a single Bayer image.

US Pat. No. 9,542,670

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WITH TIME ZONE INFORMATION, INCLUDING EVENT SCHEDULING PROCESSES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented scheduling method, comprising:
identifying a time difference between a participant time zone and a user time zone, wherein the participant time zone is associated
with a participant and the user time zone is associated with a user scheduling an event;

displaying availability information for the participant;
selecting a time range for the event;
graphically displaying, in relationship to the user time zone, the selected time range for the event relative to the availability
information for the participant and a selected time preference period and a time period to be avoided for the participant
in relationship to the user time zone; and

determining whether the selected time range is during a selected time preference period and whether the selected time range
is during a time period to be avoided for the participant in relationship to the participant time zone.

US Pat. No. 9,542,663

MULTI-TAG IDENTIFICATION DEVICES, VARIABLE-POWER STANDOFF READERS FOR SAME, AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CAIWD, LLC, Burlington, ...

1. A system for identifying a patient, the system comprising:
an identification device for identifying the patient, said identification device including:
a plurality of linked tags containing identification information identifying the patient, each tag:
designed and configured to be readable by a standoff reading device; and
containing linking information that allows the standoff reading device to associate the plurality of linking tags with one
another; and

a support structure designed and configured to locate the identification device proximate the patient, wherein said plurality
of linking tags are supported by said support structure,

wherein said plurality of linked tags comprise a corresponding plurality of linked radio frequency identification (RFID) tags,
the system further comprising a standoff reader, possessed by a healthcare worker, designed and configured to read said plurality
of linked RFID tags, said standoff reader including:

an antenna/transponder system designed and configured to energize each of the plurality of linked RFID tags;
a power source operatively connected to said antenna/transponder system and designed and configured to energize said antenna/transponder
system with differing tag-energizing powers at differing times;

a tag reader designed and configured for reading the identification information and linking information from each of the plurality
of linked tags when in reading range;

a power controller operatively connected to said power source and said tag reader, said power controller designed and configured
to change said power source from one of said differing tag-energizing powers to another of said differing tag-energizing powers
as a function of how many of the plurality of the linked tags said tag reader has identified; and

a display indicator designed and configured to display an indication that a valid encounter between the patient and the healthcare
worker is in process in response to identification of a plurality of the linked tags by the tag reader.

US Pat. No. 9,542,657

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING CONTACT CENTER PERFORMANCE

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. A method for assigning individual contact processing resources of a contact center to contacts in the contact center, the
contact center comprises a server having a work assignment engine and a dataspace coupled thereto, the method comprising:
receiving, by the contact center, a new contact at the contact center;
accessing, by the work assignment engine, the new contact;
instantiating, by the work assignment engine, a respective contact object, that corresponds to the new contact, within the
dataspace,

storing in the dataspace, a population of contact objects that correspond to contacts being processed by the contact center,
said dataspace being divided into regions corresponding to skill sets,

assigning, by the work assignment engine, the respective contact object an initial value reflecting a relative desired latency
for handling such contacts by the contact center,

increasing, by the work assignment engine, the assigned value of the respective contact object as a function of the time elapsed
from an initial contact time to a present time;

creating and associating, by the work assignment engine, a respective programmed processing object with a corresponding one
of a plurality of individual contact processing resources of the contact center, each programmed processing object comprising
a respective predatory neural network arranged to compete with other programmed processing objects to adaptively and independently
select contact objects from said population of contact objects based on:

a value received by said programmed processing object for processing contact objects from said population and
a value spent by said programmed processing object on processing contact objects from said population,
initially locating the respective programmed processing objects in the regions of the dataspace according to a skill set specified
for its corresponding contact processing resource;

moving a particular one of the respective programmed processing objects from an initial region in the dataspace to a more
optimum region in the dataspace based on behavior learned during processing of contact objects;

selecting, by the work assignment engine, a particular one contact object by the particular one programmed processing object
of the contact center; and

assigning, by the work assignment engine, to the contact corresponding to the particular one contact object, the contact processing
resource corresponding to the particular one programmed processing object.

US Pat. No. 9,542,618

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLEOGRAPHIC RECOGNITION, MATCHING, AND IDENTIFICATION OF IMAGES AND OBJECTS

1. A computer-implemented method to be performed by a computer processing system for identifying whether an identification
image matches a previously-presented reference image, the method comprising:
implementing the following steps by one or more computer processors:
in an enrollment stage:
receiving a plurality of reference images;
for each reference image of the plurality of reference images:
generating a formation template for the reference image having an array of response function values representing a plurality
of points included in the reference image;

generating a dynamic threshold for the formation template, wherein the dynamic threshold is a function of uniqueness of the
array of response function values in the formation template; and

storing the formation template and the dynamic threshold for the formation template in the computer processing system among
a plurality of formation templates and associated dynamic thresholds generated for the plurality of reference images;

in a recognition stage:
receiving an identification image;
generating an identification template for the identification image having an array of response function values representing
a plurality of points in the identification image;

performing matching runs against the plurality of formation templates and associated dynamic thresholds, wherein the identification
image is considered identified against a particular formation template when a particular dynamic threshold associated with
the particular formation template is exceeded,

wherein a response function used in generating the plurality of formation templates and the identification template includes
strong neighbor/area fragment overlapping.

US Pat. No. 9,542,592

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

1. A computer-based image processing method, comprising:
downscaling an image to be processed to obtain a downscaled image;
identifying identifiable targets in the downscaled image, and localizing temporary unidentifiable targets in the downscaled
image;

identifying the temporary unidentifiable targets at positions, corresponding to localized positions in the downscaled image,
in the image to be processed.

US Pat. No. 9,542,581

ASSET TRACKING SYSTEM

1. A multi-tenant system for asset tracking using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, comprising:
at least one database server node (DS), the at least one DS node including at least one database;
a plurality of RFID tags configured to be respectively attached to a corresponding plurality of assets, each RFID tag being
configured to transmit an RFID tag ID code, the RFID tag ID code associated in the at least one DS node to one or more records
of asset data describing a corresponding asset,

wherein the plurality of RFID tags include a first tag that comprises a first RFID tag ID code and a second RFID tag that
comprises a same RFID tag ID code as the first RFID tag ID code, the first RFID tag being associated with a first asset and
the second RFID tag being associated with a second asset or an asset not represented in the multi-tenant system, and

wherein the first asset is associated with a first principal and the second asset is associated with a second principal or
no known principal, and the first RFID tag is reported by a first reader device in a first location and the second RFID tag
is reported by a second reader device in a second location;

at least one reader device configured to communicate with at least one of the RFID tags to obtain the RFID tag ID code and
provide context information associated with the at least one reader device, wherein the context information includes at least
one of reader device identification, location identifier, readpoint geo-location, or other coordinate information;

at least one read scope processor (RSP) configured to disambiguate one or more tag reads of the plurality of RFID tags based
at least in part on meta-data acquired from the DS node relating to the context information, and identify a respective asset,
wherein a mapping between a reader device or a location to a principal is used to disambiguate an asset among the one or more
tag reads of the plurality of RFID tags, the one or more tag reads including information indicating the first RFID tag and
the second RFID tag having the same RFID tag ID code; and

a location action processor (LAP) configured to determine location information for the respective asset identified by the
RSP.

US Pat. No. 9,542,557

SNOOP-BASED KERNEL INTEGRITY MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A snoop-based kernel integrity monitoring apparatus comprising:
a snooper which stores an address of a kernel immutable region, and snoops traffic occurring in a system bus of a host system,
and detects a write attempt in the kernel immutable region; and

a verification unit which if the write attempt in the kernel immutable region is detected, generates a warning message including
information on the detected write attempt in the kernel immutable region,

wherein the kernel immutable region comprises at least one of a kernel code region, a system call table, and an interrupt
descriptor table.

US Pat. No. 9,542,550

METHOD OF MUTUAL AUTHENTICATION BETWEEN A RADIO TAG AND A READER

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
mutual authentication between a radio tag and a radio reader, comprising the following acts, implemented by the radio tag:
dispatching to the radio reader a first authentication coupon,
receiving, from the reader, a second authentication coupon, said second coupon being received after the dispatching of the
first authentication coupon,

dispatching a first authentication response, the first authentication response being computed on the basis of a first challenge,
computed on the basis of the second authentication coupon,

receiving, from the reader, a second authentication response, the second authentication response being computed by the reader
on the basis of a second challenge, computed on the basis of the first authentication response.

US Pat. No. 9,542,491

UTILIZING KEYSTROKE LOGGING TO DETERMINE ITEMS FOR PRESENTATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. One or more computer-readable storage hardware device storing computer-useable instructions that, when used by one or more
computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to utilize keystroke logging to determine items for presentation,
the instructions configured to:
receive a search query including submitted content and keystroke logging information, the keystroke logging information being
captured between engagement with a search query input region and execution of a search query; and

determine at least one item for presentation in response to the search query based, at least in part, on the keystroke logging
information, the at least one item comprising a search result, the determining comprising:

ranking a plurality of potential search results in response to the search query based, at least in part, on the keystroke
logging information; and

determining the at least one item for presentation based on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 9,542,440

ENTERPRISE GRAPH SEARCH BASED ON OBJECT AND ACTOR RELATIONSHIPS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method, implemented by a computing system, for performing enterprise search comprising:
receiving a search request comprising a graph query directed to an enterprise graph representative of a plurality of objects
associated with an enterprise and a plurality of actors associated with the enterprise and further representative of which
of the plurality of actors performed which of a plurality of actions with respect to each of the plurality of objects;

searching at least a portion of the enterprise graph to identify a subset of the plurality of objects that relate to the plurality
of actors as defined by the graph query in terms of at least the plurality of actors and the plurality of actions;

receiving graph results indicative of the subset of the plurality of objects that relate to the plurality of actors as defined
by the graph query;

searching at least a portion of the full-text database to identify an additional subset of the plurality of objects based
at least in part on the full-text query;

receiving full-text results indicative of the additional subset of the plurality of objects; and
merging the graph results and the full-text results to produce search results.

US Pat. No. 9,542,415

MODIFYING INFORMATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT RULES IN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
determining a system topology of a distributed storage grid comprising a plurality of storage devices for storing a plurality
of objects;

presenting, using the system topology, configuration options for one or more rules;
presenting a first user interface for specifying, for each rule of the one or more rules, one or more matching criteria, wherein
the one or more matching criteria is specified as a set of logical functions using logical operators for comparing specified
parameters with at least one of an object metadata value, an object duration value, an object status value, and a value contained
in contents of an object of the plurality of objects, wherein presenting the first user interface comprises presenting a dynamic
estimate representing how each of the one or more rules impact the system topology;

presenting a second user interface for specifying, for each rule of the one or more rules, one or more placement constraints,
each placement constraint of the one or more placement constraints specifying a storage device of the plurality of storage
devices in which an object should be placed within the system topology;

creating at least one data structure summarizing the one or more rules based on the one or more matching criteria and the
one or more placement constraints;

incorporating the one or more rules summarized in the at least one data structure into any previously existing rules to form
updated rules;

distributing the updated rules across the system topology;
indexing metadata for an existing set of objects in the distributed storage grid to identify objects within the system topology
which are affected by the updated rules; and

triggering reevaluation of the identified objects to move the identified objects to a different location within the system
topology based on the updated rules.

US Pat. No. 9,542,409

DEDUPLICATED FILE SYSTEM

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request for allocating a first block of a file system to a file;
computing a first hash value by hashing the first block with a first hashing procedure;
computing a second hash value by hashing the first block with a second hashing procedure;
determining, by the processing device, whether a block number of the first block existing within a tree structure matches
with the second hash value;

in response to the determination that the block number of the first block matches with the second hash value, allocating,
by the processing device, the first block to the file and updating, by the processing device, an external reference count
of the first block; and

in response to the determination that the block number of the first block does not match with the second hash value, allocating,
by the processing device, a second block that is previously unallocated, wherein the second block is different from the first
block.

US Pat. No. 9,542,364

TEARABLE DISPLAYS WITH PARTIAL TEARS DEFINED BY EXTRAPOLATED PATHS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:
presenting, by a device having a tearable display, first content on the tearable display;
receiving, at the device, an indication of a partial tear in the tearable display;
in response to receiving the indication of the partial tear in the tearable display, determining, by the device, an extrapolated
path between an end of the partial tear and an edge of the tearable display, the extrapolated path defining a first portion
and a second portion of the tearable display;

determining, by the device, a size of the second portion of the tearable display defined by the extrapolated path; and
presenting, by the device, second content within the second portion of the tearable display including sizing the second content
according to the size of the second portion of the tearable display.

US Pat. No. 9,542,361

COLLAPSIBLE TEXT INPUT BOX

GOOGLE INC., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for truncating entered text of a text box user interface element to display both a beginning
portion of the text and an ending portion of the text, the method comprising:
displaying a user interface on a display device of a client computing device, the user interface including a text entry field
within a collapsible text entry box, the text entry field having a maximum size based on a spatial relationship between the
text entry field and the collapsible text entry box;

determining a threshold number of characters for the text entry field, the threshold number of characters based on the text
entry field maximum size;

receiving a stream of characters into the text entry field;
initially displaying all characters of the stream as the text entry field receives the stream; and
truncating the displayed characters at a truncation point of the displayed stream as a number of characters of the displayed
stream exceeds the threshold number of characters while receiving the stream;

wherein the truncation point includes a displayed character after a first displayed character of the received character stream.

US Pat. No. 9,542,328

DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING A FILE SYSTEM WRITE CACHE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
initializing, by a processor executing a file system in communication with a block manager managing multiple storage regions
on a storage device, a file system write cache to have a default cache size, the default cache size corresponding to a first
storage capacity of a default number of the storage regions;

determining a current number of the storage regions that are not in use by the block manager;
upon detecting that the current number is less than the default number, resizing the file system write cache to a reduced
cache size that corresponds to a second storage capacity of the current number of the storage regions; and

determining, while the file system write cache has the reduced cache size, a subsequent number of the storage regions that
are not in use by the file system, and upon detecting that the subsequent number is greater than the current number, resizing
the file system write cache to an expanded cache size that corresponds to a third storage capacity comprising a lesser of
the subsequent number of the storage regions and the first storage capacity.

US Pat. No. 9,542,313

PARALLEL COMPUTER SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF PARALLEL COMPUTER SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, ARITHMETIC PROCESSING DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A parallel computer system comprising:
a plurality of information processing devices, each of the plurality of information processing devices including a communication
control device that performs communication, a main memory that stores data, and an arithmetic processing device that is coupled
to the communication control device and the main memory, the plurality of information processing devices being coupled to
each other through a network by the respective communication control device, wherein

the arithmetic processing device includes a cache memory and a cache controller, the cache controller that
executes an atomic operation for target data on the cache memory that stores the target data when the communication control
device outputs an atomic operation request that is used to request the atomic operation, the atomic operation being not divided
into a smaller operation, and

notifies the communication control device of a result that is obtained by executing the atomic operation on the cache memory,
wherein

the main memory includes a main memory controller that executes the atomic operation for the target data when the communication
control device outputs the atomic operation request, and notifies the communication control device of a result that is obtained
by executing the atomic operation for the target data.

US Pat. No. 9,542,309

RELOCATING DATA BASED ON MATCHING ADDRESS SEQUENCES

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
in a memory device including a controller and a non-volatile memory, performing:
receiving a first sequence of read instructions from a host device;
storing a first sequence of addresses based at least partially on the first sequence of read instructions;
subsequent to storing the first sequence of addresses, receiving a second sequence of read instructions from the host device;
comparing a second sequence of addresses to the first sequence of addresses, the second sequence of addresses based at least
partially on the second sequence of read instructions; and

initiating a data move operation based at least partially on a result of the comparing indicating that the second sequence
of addresses matches the first sequence of addresses.

US Pat. No. 9,542,302

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE DEBUGGING OF AN APPLICATION IN AN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS OVER A NETWORK

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A system comprising:
an intervening server configured to be connected to a network and provide a network communication service;
an information processing apparatus configured to be connected to the network, wherein the information processing apparatus
includes a first client capable of using the network communication service provided by the intervening server; and

an image forming apparatus configured to be connected to the network, wherein the image forming apparatus includes an application,
a debugger capable of performing a debugging operation on the application, and a second client capable of using the network
communication service provided by the intervening server;

wherein the first client is configured to i) send debug command information that includes a first Internet Protocol (IP) address
of the image forming apparatus, a debug command and a first universally unique identifier (UUID) to the intervening server,
ii) periodically request for operation log information that includes a second IP address of the information processing apparatus,
an operation log and a second UUID from the intervening server, iii) receive the operation log information from the intervening
server, and iv) if the first UUID matches the second UUID store the operation log associated with the debug command; and

wherein the second client is configured to i) periodically request for the debug command information from the intervening
server, ii) receive the debug command information from the intervening server, iii) acquire the operation log that is obtained
by operating the application in response to the debug command, and iv) send, to the intervening server, the operation log
information that includes the operation log and the second UUID included in the debug command information; and

wherein a firewall in the information processing apparatus and a firewall in the image forming apparatus are both set so that
outbound access is permitted but inbound access is denied, and a firewall in the intervening server is set so that inbound
access is permitted but outbound access is denied.

US Pat. No. 9,542,295

METHOD TO APPLY PERTURBATION FOR RESOURCE BOTTLENECK DETECTION AND CAPACITY PLANNING

International Business Ma...

7. A system for detecting resource bottleneck of a software entity, comprising:
a processor;
a module operable to execute on the processor and further operable to identify a resource type in a system executing the software
entity, the module further operable to intentionally induce perturbation by varying the supply amount of the resource type
in the system, the module further operable to measure performance of the software entity at multiple variation levels of the
supply amount of the resource type in the system, the module further operable to model a relationship between the measured
performance and the variation levels; and

a bottleneck detector operable to apply the model to detect the resource bottleneck,
wherein the perturbation comprises adding a packet delay to a set of outgoing packets in a network and at least one of reducing
a processor speed, disabling one or more cores in a multi-core processor, increasing network latency, setting an input/output
scheduling class and priority, controlling input/output bandwidth,

wherein the identifying comprises identifying the multiple resource types, and the intentionally inducing comprises intentionally
inducing the multiple perturbations to the multiple resource types simultaneously, wherein the model comprises a multi-dimensional
model that incorporates the multiple resource types that are perturbed simultaneously,

the bottleneck detector determining a response time of a candidate network without replacing a link in the network by executing
the model with a negative extra packet delay, wherein the candidate network is faster than the network,

the system scaled up using information from the detected resource bottleneck.

US Pat. No. 9,542,294

METHOD TO APPLY PERTURBATION FOR RESOURCE BOTTLENECK DETECTION AND CAPACITY PLANNING

International Business Ma...

1. A method of detecting resource bottleneck of a software entity, comprising:
identifying a resource type from multiple resource types in a system that is used while executing the software entity;
intentionally inducing perturbation from multiple perturbations that vary the supply amount of the resource type in the system;
measuring performance of the software entity at multiple variation levels of the supply amount of the resource type in the
system; modeling a relationship between the measured performance and the variation levels; and

applying the model to detect the resource bottleneck,
wherein the perturbation comprises adding a packet delay to a set of outgoing packets in a network and at least one of reducing
a processor speed, disabling one or more cores in a multi-core processor, increasing network latency, setting an input/output
scheduling class and priority, controlling input/output bandwidth,

wherein the identifying comprises identifying the multiple resource types, and the intentionally inducing comprises intentionally
inducing the multiple perturbations to the multiple resource types simultaneously, wherein the model comprises a multi-dimensional
model that incorporates the multiple resource types that are perturbed simultaneously; and

determining a response time of a candidate network without replacing a link in the network by executing the model with a negative
extra packet delay, wherein the candidate network is faster than the network;

scaling up the system using information from the detected resource bottleneck.

US Pat. No. 9,542,292

DESIGNING OPERATIONS INTERFACE TO ENHANCE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

1. A method comprising:
generating a user interface incorporating multiple display interfaces;
receiving event data corresponding to one or more issues experienced by multiple Internet services for a plurality of events
monitored by an operator;

gathering context data for the plurality of events from multiple sources, wherein the context data comprises tasks for managing
each of the plurality of events;

matching the plurality of events with the context data to generate matched context data;
configuring the multiple display interfaces to display the event data and the matched context data, the displaying comprising:
displaying the one or more issues experienced by the multiple Internet services, displaying a first incident causing a first
issue experienced by a first Internet service of the multiple Internet services and displaying a second incident causing a
second issue experienced by a second Internet service of the multiple Internet services, wherein the first incident is related
to the second incident;

displaying a product service level agreement (SLA) at a first level; and
responsive to one or more selections associated with the product SLA at the first level, drilling down to a second level to
anticipate incidents associated with the product SLA, wherein the product SLA at the second level comprises one or more links
to one or more causes of one or more issues associated with the product SLA;

receiving a selection of a first event of the plurality of events; and
displaying a first window comprising ping output information associated with the first event while concurrently displaying
a second window comprising traceroute output information associated with the first event and a third window comprising Internet
Relay Chat (IRC) information associated with the first event responsive to receiving the selection, the IRC information intelligently
automatically redirected to one or more IRC users.

US Pat. No. 9,542,284

BUFFERED AUTOMATED FLASH CONTROLLER CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO PROCESSOR MEMORY BUS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having a computer readable program stored therein,
wherein the computer readable program, when executed on a controller in a buffered flash memory module, causes the controller
to:
responsive to a memory interface of the buffered flash memory module receiving from a memory bus of a processor a memory bus
command specifying a write operation and a memory address within a window of memory addresses, initialize a first memory buffer
in the buffered flash memory module, wherein the buffered flash memo module is connected directly to the memory bus and appears
to the processor as a memory module;

write to the first memory buffer based on the memory bus command;
responsive to the first memory buffer being full, deterministically map addresses from the first memory buffer to a plurality
of solid state drives in the buffered flash memory module using a modular mask based on a stripe size;

build a plurality of input/output commands to persist contents of the first memory buffer to the plurality of solid state
drives according to the deterministic mapping; and

write the contents of the first memory buffer to the plurality of solid state drives in the buffered flash memory module according
to the plurality of input/output commands.

US Pat. No. 9,542,281

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SNAPSHOTS OF APPLICATIONS TO REMOTE LOCATIONS WITH MINIMAL PERFORMANCE IMPACT

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
partitioning a local storage device into multiple segments at a computing system executing a plurality of applications, each
segment configured to store a first set of application state data recorded by each application, where application state data
is data that each application accesses to perform a computation;

storing a second set of application state data recorded for each application at a remote storage device at one or more remote
storage locations accessible to the computing system via a network connection, where the second set of application state data
is accessed less frequently than the first set of application state data of each application;

observing, by an input/output (I/O) filter, locally stored changes at the local device to the first set of application state
data associated with at least one application, wherein the I/O filter operates invisibly to the at least one application;

detecting that at least one trigger has occurred with respect to the first set of application state data associated with the
at least one application;

based at least on the detecting of the at least one trigger, identifying data of the locally stored changes to the first set
of application state data of the at least one application for transfer to the one or more remote storage locations; wherein
the at least one trigger is detected by detecting that an amount of data in the locally stored changes to the first set of
application state data of the at least one application has breached a threshold amount of data;

determining, by the input/output (I/O) filter, that the at least one application has reached a consistency point when the
at least one application is not performing an I/O function by detecting a characteristic of a sequence of I/O operations to
the first set of application state data of the at least one application;

based at least on the determination, taking a snapshot of the identified data;
transferring the snapshot to the one or more remote storage locations;
observing, by the I/O filter, remotely stored changes to the second set of application state data associated with the at least
one application; and

based at least on the determination, taking a remote snapshot of the remotely stored changes to the second set of application
state data associated with the at least one application, wherein the snapshot and the remote snapshot are stored at the one
or more remote storage locations.

US Pat. No. 9,542,276

MULTI STREAM DEDUPLICATED BACKUP OF COLLABORATION SERVER DATA

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A method of backing up data, comprising:
receiving an indication associated with a backup of a collaboration server dataset; dividing the dataset into a prescribed
number of subsets; and using a plurality of separate threads to back up the subsets in parallel, wherein the plurality of
threads are configured to provide data included in the corresponding subset to a corresponding de-duplicating backup process
instance that is configured to perform de-duplication processing with respect to the subset and a corresponding subset associated
with a prior backup, wherein the corresponding subset was determined by walking an associated directory in the prescribed
order at a prior time with which the prior backup is associated.

US Pat. No. 9,542,275

COMPUTER SYSTEM BACKUP PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE ANALYTICS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for optimizing performance of a computer backup solution that includes at least a first data mover and a second
data mover, the method comprising:
measuring performance statistics of the first data mover with respect to at least one virtual machine class processed by the
first data mover, to produce performance statistics, by virtual machine class, of the first data mover;

measuring performance statistics of the second data mover with respect to at least one virtual machine class processed by
the second data mover, to produce performance statistics, by virtual machine class, of the second data mover;

optimizing, by one or more processors, performance of the data mover;
operating, by one or more processors, a performance model operationally coupled with a data mover wherein the performance
model includes at least performance statistics of the first data mover and performance statistics of the second data mover;

initiating, by one or more processors, communications between the first data mover and the second data mover during at least
a backup cycle, to exchange at least performance statistics between the first data mover and the second data mover;

generating, by one or more processors, a peer-to-peer model wherein the first data mover has access to the performance model
of the second data mover and the second data mover has access to the performance model of the first data mover;

computing, by one or more processors, performance rankings with respect to virtual machine class, of the first data mover
and the second data mover, based at least in part on performance statistics of the first data mover and performance statistics
of the second data mover;

analyzing, by one or more processors, respective performance statistics of the first data mover and the second data mover,
with respect to virtual machine class, to produce performance rankings, by virtual machine class, of the first data mover
and the second data mover;

shifting, by one or more processors, some workload from the first data mover to the second data mover, in accordance with
their respective performance rankings, with respect to virtual machine class, such that the computer backup solution converges
toward an optimized configuration;

shifting, by one or more processors, some workload from virtual machines of a class, from the first data mover to the second
data mover, based at least in part, on the performance rankings of the first data mover and the second data mover with respect
to workload from virtual machines of the class;

operating concurrently, one or more producer threads in the data mover;
operating concurrently, one or more consumer threads in the data mover;
changing the number of producer threads or consumer threads operating concurrently in the data mover;
measuring a change of performance of the data mover, in response to changing the number of producer threads or consumer threads
operating concurrently in the data mover, to produce performance statistics on which to base, at least in part, a subsequent
change in the number of producer threads or consumer threads operating concurrently in the data mover, such that the data
mover converges toward an optimized performance state;

storing at least performance statistics relative to the first data mover, in the performance model associated with the first
data mover;

storing at least performance statistics relative to the first data mover, in the performance model associated with the second
data mover;

storing at least performance statistics relative to the second data mover, in the performance model associated with the first
data mover; and

storing at least performance statistics relative to the second data mover, in the performance model associated with the second
data mover.

US Pat. No. 9,542,262

ERROR CORRECTION

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A method for error correction, the method comprises:
receiving a codeword that comprises a payload and a redundancy section;
error-correction decoding the codeword, by a decoder that comprises a syndrome calculator, a solver and a data correction
module, by applying a syndrome-based error correction process to provide an amended payload and an error-correction decoding
success indicator;

wherein the error-correction decoding success indicator is generated by the solver; wherein the amended payload comprises
an amended payload cyclic redundancy check (CRC) signature and an amended payload data;

calculating, by a CRC module and using the amended payload CRC signature, a validity of the amended payload to provide a CRC
validity result;

estimating, by a decision module, a number of errors in the redundancy section; and
determining, by the decision module, that the error-correction succeeded when the number of errors in the redundancy section
did not exceed a threshold, the error correction success indicator indicates that the error-correction decoding failed, and
the CRC validity result indicates that the amended payload is valid.

US Pat. No. 9,542,257

MANAGING SPACES IN MEMORY

International Business Ma...

1. A method for managing spaces in memory of a storage system, the method comprising:
detecting, by a processor, a request to allocate a first space in a first memory for a set of data;
creating, by the processor, a first copy of a timestamp identifier and a second copy of the timestamp identifier, wherein
the first and second copies of the timestamp identifier hold information related to data allocation that is precise to a fraction
of a second, wherein the timestamp identifier is unique in that no further copies are created for the life of the operating
environment, and wherein the first copy of the timestamp identifier and the second copy of the timestamp identifier are identical
at the time of their creation;

storing, by the processor and in response to the detecting the request, the first copy of the timestamp identifier in a header
in the first space at a pre-determined offset from an eyecatcher;

storing, by the processor and in response to the detecting the request, a pointer to the first space in a second space in
a second memory;

storing, by the processor and in response to the detecting the request, the second copy of the timestamp identifier in the
second space in the second memory, wherein the second copy is stored sufficiently close to the pointer such that both the
pointer and the second copy of the timestamp are both retrievable with one look-up, but such that the second copy of the timestamp
is not stored within or immediately adjacent to the pointer;

detecting, by the processor running an hourly error-detection mechanism, an improper-virtual-storage-management error;
performing, by the processor and in response to the detecting the improper-virtual-storage-management error, a storage dump
that includes a dump of the first space in memory and the second space in memory, wherein the contents of the first space
in memory and the second space of the memory are not changed by the storage dump;

comparing, by the processor, the first copy of the timestamp identifier and the second copy of the timestamp identifier to
determine whether they remain identical;

determining, by the processor and in response to the comparing, that the first copy of the timestamp identifier differs from
the second copy of the timestamp identifier; and

concluding, by the processor and in response to the determining, that the pointer is an invalid pointer.

US Pat. No. 9,542,250

DISTRIBUTED MAINTENANCE MODE CONTROL

International Business Ma...

1. A distributed maintenance mode system, comprising:
a computer processor;
computer memory, the computer memory comprising program instructions that, when executed, cause the computer processor to:
monitor a plurality of distributed systems;
receive an indicator that indicates whether or not a monitored system of the plurality of distributed systems has entered
maintenance mode;

receive trap data for the monitored system the received trap data being indicative of a fault involving the monitored system;
determine, based on the received indicator, whether or not the monitored system is in maintenance mode;
store the trap data and generate a billable trouble ticket for the fault involving the monitored system if a result of the
determination is that the monitored system is not in maintenance mode; and

if the received indicator indicates that the monitored system is in maintenance mode, store the trap data and otherwise ignore
the trap data such that a trouble ticket, resulting from the received trap data, is not generated for the monitored system
because the monitored system is in maintenance mode.

US Pat. No. 9,542,240

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising at least one processor, the information processing apparatus configured
to:
execute a predetermined application program;
perform a predetermined data communication process with another communication target for another application program; and
determine whether or not to stop the data communication process for the other application program, performed in a background
during execution of the predetermined application program, based on an instruction from the executing predetermined application
program,

when it is determined to stop the data communication process, the data communication process performed for the other application
program, in the background during execution of the predetermined application program, is stopped.

US Pat. No. 9,542,218

MIGRATING VIRTUAL MACHINES BASED ON RELATIVE PRIORITY OF VIRTUAL MACHINE IN THE CONTEXT OF A TARGET HYPERVISOR ENVIRONMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method for selecting a target hypervisor to run a migrated virtual machine, the method comprising:
determining a current resource utilization of virtual machines running on a source hypervisor and two or more target hypervisors;
determining an amount of a resource allocated to each virtual machine running on said source hypervisor and said two or more
target hypervisors;

calculating a resource allocation metric value for each virtual machine running on said source hypervisor using said current
resource utilization and said amount of said resource allocated for each virtual machine running on said source hypervisor;

calculating a resource allocation metric value for each virtual machine running on said two or more target hypervisors using
said current resource utilization and said amount of said resource allocated for each virtual machine running on said two
or more target hypervisors;

calculating, by a processor, an effective priority value for a virtual machine running on said source hypervisor using said
resource allocation metric values for each of said virtual machines running on said source hypervisor, wherein said effective
priority value corresponds to a priority of said virtual machine with respect to other virtual machines running on a same
hypervisor;

calculating, by said processor, an effective priority value for said virtual machine if it were to be migrated to run on a
target hypervisor for each of said two or more target hypervisors using said resource allocation metric values for each of
said virtual machines running on said target hypervisor;

comparing said effective priority value for said virtual machine running on said source hypervisor with its effective priority
value if it were to be migrated to said target hypervisor for each of said two or more target hypervisors;

generating a set of deltas representing differences in absolute value terms between said effective priority value of said
virtual machine running on said source hypervisor and its effective priority value if it were to be migrated to run on said
target hypervisor for each of said two or more target hypervisors;

determining a minimum delta in said set of deltas;
selecting one of said two or more target hypervisors associated with said minimum delta; and
migrating said virtual machine from said source hypervisor to said selected target hypervisor;
wherein said effective priority value for said virtual machine running on said source hypervisor is computed using the following
equation:

Ep=((b+0.5e)/n)*100,

where Ep corresponds to said effective priority value, b corresponds to a number of said resource allocation metric values
calculated for other virtual machines running on said source hypervisor with a value less than said resource allocation metric
value calculated for said virtual machine running on said source hypervisor, e corresponds to a number of said resource allocation
metric values calculated for said other virtual machines running on said source hypervisor with a value equal to said resource
allocation metric value calculated for said virtual machine running on said source hypervisor and n corresponds to a total
number of resource allocation metric values calculated for said virtual machines running on said source hypervisor.

US Pat. No. 9,542,189

HEURISTICS FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN A TILE-BASED ARCHITECTURE

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A computer-implemented method for processing graphics primitives in a tile-based architecture, the method comprising:
storing, in a buffer, a first plurality of graphics primitives received from a world-space pipeline and a first plurality
of state bundles associated with the first plurality of graphics primitives and received from the world-space pipeline;

transmitting the first plurality of graphics primitives to a screen-space pipeline for processing while a tiling function
is enabled;

storing, in the buffer, a second plurality of graphics primitives received from the world-space pipeline and a second plurality
of state bundles associated with the second plurality of graphics primitives and received from the world-space pipeline, wherein
the second plurality of graphics primitives and the second plurality of state bundles are received from the world-space pipeline
after the first plurality of graphics primitives and the first plurality of state bundles;

determining, based on a first condition, that the tiling function should be disabled and that the second plurality of graphics
primitives should be flushed from the buffer; and

transmitting the second plurality of graphics primitives to the screen-space pipeline for processing while the tiling function
is disabled.

US Pat. No. 9,542,162

CONFIGURATION-PRESERVING PREPROCESSOR

New York University, New...

1. A system comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more computer storage media storing one or more modules of computer program instructions executed by the one or more
processors, the one or more modules of computer program instructions comprising:

a lexer module to:
generate a plurality of tokens from one or more source files, the one or more source files including source code in a first
programming language, the source code comprising one or more static conditionals that include a conditional expression and
branch code that is operative when the conditional expression is true, and wherein various configurations are possible based
upon the conditionals;

a configuration-preserving preprocessor module to:
determine that a first static conditional includes one or more nested static conditionals within the branch code associated
with the first static conditional; and

hoist each of the one or more nested static conditionals to a beginning of the branch code associated with the first static
conditional, wherein each innermost branch code does not contain a static conditional, and wherein each possible configuration
is preserved; and

a parser module configured to:
parse a plurality of tokens, wherein the plurality of tokens comprise language tokens and conditional tokens, wherein various
configurations are possible based upon the conditional tokens, wherein the parser comprises a head and a stack, wherein the
stack comprises previously parsed tokens, and wherein the head comprises a current token;

create, for each conditional token in the plurality of tokens, a token-follow set consisting of each possible language token
that can immediately follow the conditional token;

determine, for each conditional token, whether to fork a subparser for the conditional token in each of the token-follow sets,
wherein the subparser parses a portion of the plurality of tokens including a token from the token-follow set of the conditional
token;

fork one or more subparsers based upon determining whether to fork a subparser for the conditional token in each of the token-follow
sets, wherein each of the one or more subparsers have the same parser stack and comprises one or more previously parsed tokens
up to and including the conditional token used to fork the one or more subparsers, wherein each of the one or more subparsers
includes a presence condition based on the conditional token and a head that are unique to other subparsers, wherein each
subparser has a head that is a token from the token-follow set, and wherein each subparser represents a distinct configuration
associated with the presence condition;

merge two or more subparsers into a merged parser when the two or more subparsers have the same head and stack, wherein a
presence condition for the merged parser is a disjunction of the presence conditions of the two or more subparsers, and wherein
a head of the merged parser is the head of the two or more subparsers; and

generate a syntax tree from the plurality of tokens that preserves all possible configurations based upon the subparsers and
the merged parser.

US Pat. No. 9,542,148

ADAPTING A USER INTERFACE OF A REMOTE DESKTOP HOST

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. L...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a processor;
a memory storing modules for execution by the processor, comprising:
a detection module detecting a remote desktop connection between a remote client and a host, the remote client user interface
and the host user interface having different user interface characteristics;

an environment storage module storing a plurality of user interface environments on the host for use on the host as the host's
user interface, the plurality of user interface environments comprising a plurality of client user interfaces adapted from
the host user interface, each client user interface accommodating user interface characteristics of a particular remote client
and used on the host as the host's user interface;

a conversion module activating disabled touch sensitive features on the host during the remote desktop session in response
to the remote client user interface having a touch-sensitive user interface;

an adaptation module adapting the host user interface to accommodate the user interface characteristics of the remote client
user interface, wherein the adaptation module adapting a user interface of the host to accommodate user interface characteristics
of the remote client user interface comprises selecting and loading a user interface environment from the plurality of stored
user interface environments accessible to the host that correspond to the remote client for use on the host; and

a determination module determining the user interface characteristics of the remote client user interface and receiving a
message from the remote client specifying the user interface characteristics of the remote client user interface, the message
associated with a remote desktop initiation.

US Pat. No. 9,542,135

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR SAVING OPERATION HISTORY INFORMATION

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a communication interface configured to receive a print instruction;
at least one processor configured to execute an image data generating unit configured to generate output image data in response
to the print instruction received by the communication interface;

a memory configured to be controlled by the at least one processor to store specification information for specifying a print
instruction for which operation history information is to be obtained;

wherein the at least one processor is further configured to execute a saving unit configured to save, in a case where specification
information of the print instruction received by the communication interface matches the specification information stored
in the memory, operation history information indicating that image formation processing has been performed by using the output
image data in response to the print instruction; and

wherein the at least one processor is further configured to execute a faulty job determining unit configured to, after shifting
to a history obtainment mode, and in response to determining that the specification information of the print instruction received
by the communication interface matches the specification information stored in the memory, control a print setting and a print
status of the image forming apparatus to be reproduced as a same print setting and print status as a print setting and a print
status associated with the specification information stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,542,128

PREVIEW IMAGE OF OUTPUT DATA FROM AN OUTPUT DEVICE WITH USER INPUT

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A non-transitory recording medium having a program recorded therein that is executable by a computer, the program when
executed causing the computer to implement functions of:
a detection unit configured to detect an event which occurs in an output apparatus which outputs output data, intervention
of a user being required in the event; and

a screen displaying unit configured to display a notification screen, the notification screen including information relating
to the event which occurred in the output apparatus, an instruction reception field configured to receive an instruction to
cope with the event from the user, and a preview image displaying reception field configured to receive a request for displaying
a preview image of the output data from the user,

wherein the screen displaying unit is configured, in response to receiving the request for displaying the preview image of
the output data from the user, to display the preview image of the output data which was being output by the output apparatus
when the event occurred,

wherein the screen displaying unit arranges an input box in the preview image displaying reception field, the input box being
configured to receive, from the user, a specification of a page of the output data for the preview image, and

wherein a value which indicates a page of the output data which page was being output by the output apparatus when the event
occurred is displayed in the input box as default.

US Pat. No. 9,542,105

COPYING VOLUMES BETWEEN STORAGE POOLS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
defining a source data volume comprising a first multiple of source snapshots;
storing the first multiple of the source snapshots in a first storage pool comprising a second multiple of storage regions
having respective identifiers;

receiving a request to copy the source data volume to a target data volume in a second storage pool;
accessing a first given source snapshot comprising a first set of the storage regions;
identifying, by a module processor, a second given source snapshot preceding the first given source snapshot, the second given
source snapshot comprising a second set of the storage regions;

identifying a set difference of the second set and the first set of the storage regions; and
storing respective identifiers of the set difference to the target volume.

US Pat. No. 9,542,100

MANAGEMENT OF MEMORY PAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for managing memory pages, the method comprising:
in response to determining that a server is experiencing memory pressure, identifying, by one or more processors, a first
memory page in a listing of memory pages in the server;

determining, by one or more processors, whether the first memory page corresponds to a logical partition (LPAR) of the server
that is scheduled to undergo an operation to migrate data stored on memory pages of the LPAR to another server;

responsive to determining that the first memory page does correspond to a LPAR of the server that is scheduled to undergo
an operation to migrate data stored on memory pages of the LPAR to another server, determining, by one or more processors,
whether to evict the first memory page based on a memory page state associated with the first memory page; and

responsive to determining to evict the first memory page, evicting, by one or more processors, data stored in the first memory
page to a paging space.

US Pat. No. 9,542,073

DISPLAYING MESSAGES ON HANDHELD DEVICES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of displaying scrollable message items on a display of an electronic device, each scrollable message item having
an associated date, the method comprising:
displaying a scrollable viewport on the display, the viewport displaying a first scrollable date separator item in a topmost
field of the viewport and at least one scrollable message item in a second field of the viewport, wherein the first scrollable
date separator item is based upon the associated date of the scrollable message item displayed in the second field of the
viewport;

determining whether another scrollable date separator item would appear in the viewport after a scrolling command is applied,
the scrolling command causing the scrollable message items to be advanced; and

after receiving the scrolling command to scroll one or more scrollable message items in the viewport, if another scrollable
date separator item would not appear in the viewport after the one or more scrollable message items are scrolled, maintaining
the display of the first scrollable date separator item in the topmost field while the scrollable message items are advanced;

after receiving the scrolling command to scroll one or more scrollable message items in the viewport, if another scrollable
date separator item would appear in the viewport after the one or more scrollable message items are scrolled, displaying a
second scrollable date separator item in the topmost field while the scrollable message items are advanced, wherein the second
scrollable date separator item is based upon the associated date of the one or more scrollable message items displayed in
the second field of the viewport.

US Pat. No. 9,542,046

CHANGING THE DETECTION RANGE OF A TOUCH SENSOR

Atmel Corporation, San J...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a signal associated with an operation of a device having a touch sensor, the touch sensor comprising:
a first plurality of electrodes oriented in a first direction in a first portion of the touch sensor;
a second plurality of electrodes oriented in the first direction in a second portion of the touch sensor, the second portion
of the touch sensor being different than the first portion of the touch sensor; and

a third plurality of electrodes intersecting the first and second plurality of electrodes;
in response to the signal, determining that a detection mode of the touch sensor associated with the device is to be changed;
and

in response to the determination:
simultaneously driving the first and the third plurality of electrodes to a first voltage to increase a detection range in
the first portion, but not all, of the touch sensor; and

coupling the second plurality of electrodes to a fixed voltage source to decrease a detection range in the second portion,
but not all, of the touch sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,542,026

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A method of driving a display device, the method comprising:
connecting a plurality of data lines, formed in a panel, to ground during a touch preparation period after a touch sensing
period arrives until a plurality of sensing pulses are supplied to a plurality of driving electrodes, the plurality of sensing
pulses including at least a first set of sensing pulses to be applied to a first driving electrode of the plurality of driving
electrodes during a first portion of the touch sensing period, and a second set of sensing pulses to be supplied to a second
driving electrode of the plurality of driving electrodes during a second portion of the touch sensing period;

floating the plurality of data lines while the first set of sensing pulses are supplied to the first of driving electrode
after the touch preparation period;

connecting the plurality of data lines to ground while no sensing pulse is supplied to the plurality of driving electrodes,
after the first set of sensing pulses have been supplied to the first driving electrode, but before the second set of sensing
pulses are supplied to the second driving electrode; and

floating the plurality of data lines while the second set of sensing pulses are supplied to the second of driving electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,542,014

LOW POWER DETECTION OF STYLUS TOUCH DOWN

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A method for operating a stylus device, comprising:
monitoring an output of a pressure sensor of the stylus device using an analog comparator, the pressure sensor coupled to
a tip of the stylus device;

determining, using the analog comparator, that the output of the pressure sensor is greater than a first threshold value,
the first threshold value indicative of physical contact between the tip of the stylus device and a surface;

activating, at a first time, an analog-to-digital converter in response to the determining;
measuring, at the first time, a first output of the pressure sensor using the analog-to-digital converter to obtain a first
measurement of a first pressure detected by the pressure sensor;

de-activating the analog-to-digital converter in response to measuring the first output;
re-activating, at a second time, the analog-to-digital converter based on the first measurement being greater than a second
threshold value;

measuring, at the second time, a second output of the pressure sensor using the analog-to-digital converter to obtain a second
measurement of a second pressure detected by the pressure sensor;

de-activating the analog-to-digital converter in response to measuring the second output;
determining, after a time period, that a third output of the pressure sensor is less than or equal to the second threshold
value, the second threshold value indicating no physical contact between the tip of the stylus device and the surface; and

re-monitoring the output of the pressure sensor using the analog comparator in response to the third output being less than
or equal to the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,542,007

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DUAL USE REMOTE-CONTROL DEVICES

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A remote-control device comprising:
a remote-control device housing;
a system control module within the housing;
a first set of input controls positioned on a top side of the housing communicatively coupled to the system control module,
wherein the first set of input controls are buttons and comprise television channel selection buttons, a power button and
a select button;

a second set of input controls positioned on a bottom side of the housing and communicatively coupled to the system control
module, wherein the second set of input controls comprises a QWERTY keyboard and at least an optical sensor configured to
wirelessly control movement of a cursor on a remote display, wherein the system control module is configured to disable the
first set of input controls including the television channel selection buttons, the power button and the select button, when
the bottom side is detected to be facing up; and

a switch coupled to the system control module configured to switch the remote-control device from a first mode to a second
mode wherein the optical sensor is configured to wirelessly control movement of the cursor on the display in the first mode
by detecting movement of the optical sensor across an object and in the first mode the system control module is configured
to select an item displayed on the display at a current position of the cursor when a particular input control of the first
set of input controls is activated, and wherein the optical sensor is configured to wirelessly control movement of the cursor
on the display in the second mode by detecting movement of a finger across the optical sensor and in the second mode the system
control module is configured to select an item displayed on the display at a current position of the cursor when an input
control of the second set of input controls is activated, wherein the system control module is further configured to:

receive an indication that a user interface on which the cursor is being displayed accepts text input; and
in response to receiving the indication that the user interface on which the cursor is being displayed accepts text input;
enable the QWERTY keyboard included in the second set of input controls positioned on the bottom side of the housing;
disable the first set of input controls including the television channel selection buttons, the power button and the select
button positioned on the top side of the housing;

configure the optical sensor to wirelessly control movement of the cursor on the display by detection of movement of a finger
across the optical sensor; and

select an item displayed on the display at a current position of the cursor when an input control of the second set of input
controls positioned on the bottom side of the housing is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,541,986

ADAPTIVE SCREEN TIMEOUTS BASED ON USER PREFERENCES, INTERACTION PATTERNS AND ACTIVE APPLICATIONS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

24. A method for adjusting sleep times for a display of a computing device to enter a sleep mode restricting use of a graphical
user interface on the display, comprising the steps of:
executing a first set of a plurality of executable instructions to implement a first application, the plurality of executable
instructions defining a plurality of applications for the device;

causing the display to enter the sleep mode after a first sleep time without receiving any user inputs, the first sleep time
associated with the first application;

increasing the first sleep time to an adjusted longer sleep time responsive to a first user input received within a predetermined
period of time after entry of the sleep mode, and storing the adjusted longer sleep time associated with the first application
thereby replacing the first sleep time; and,

decrease the first sleep time to an adjusted shorter sleep time responsive to a number of multiple occurrences above a predetermined
value of a second user input received by the display directing the display to enter the sleep mode before passage of the first
sleep time, and storing the adjusted shorter sleep time associated with the first application thereby replacing the first
sleep time.

US Pat. No. 9,541,971

MULTIPLE LEVEL COMPUTER SYSTEM TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT FOR COOLING FAN CONTROL

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for designating cooling fan control management in a computing system, the computer program product
comprising:
one or more computer-readable storage devices and program instructions stored on the one or more computer-readable storage
devices, the program instructions comprising:

program instructions to cause one or more cooling fans to be managed by a first process, wherein the first process utilizes
a first set of temperature sensors of a plurality of temperature sensors;

program instructions to receive temperature data from the first set of temperature sensors; and
program instructions to determine a second process to manage the one or more cooling fans, based on the received temperature
data from the first set of temperature sensors, wherein:

the second process utilizes a second set of temperature sensors of the plurality of temperature sensors; and
the second process has different energy requirements for managing the one or more cooling fans than the first process.

US Pat. No. 9,541,957

ADJUSTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE STAND

DATAVAN INTERNATIONAL COR...

1. An adjustable electronic device stand, comprising:
a base member comprising a circular accommodation recess located in a top side thereof;
an adjustment mechanism comprising an axial rotary table, a rotating component set and a longitudinal adjustment unit, said
axial rotary table comprising a circular table body rotatably mounted in said circular accommodation recess of said base member
and a connection shaft located at a top side of said circular table body, said rotating component set comprising a stub rod
member affixed to said circular table body and rotatably coupled to said base member and a driving plate, a rotating plate
and a position-limit plate mounted on said stub rod member at different elevations for enabling said stub rod member to be
rotated with said circular table body relative to said base member by an external force and then positioned in a selected
position after disappear of said external force, said longitudinal adjustment unit comprising a first pivot located at one
lateral side thereof and pivotally coupled to said connection shaft and a second pivot located at an opposite lateral side
thereof; and

an electronic device holder mounted on said longitudinal adjustment unit, said electronic device holder comprising a mating
connection member located at a bottom side thereof and pivotally coupled to said second pivot of said longitudinal adjustment
unit, a supporting platform located at an opposing top side thereof for supporting an electronic device, a signal connector
located at one side of said supporting platform for the connection of an electrical connector of the electronic device that
is supported on said supporting platform, and a retractable clamp located at an opposite side of said supporting platform
for clamping on one side of the electronic device that is supported on said supporting platform.

US Pat. No. 9,541,912

SYNCHRONIZATION OF APPLIANCES TO A SCHEDULE OF A USER

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining sensor data from a sensor, the sensor data indicating a state of a first appliance;
determining a user location;
obtaining a first characteristic of the first appliance;
based upon the user location and the sensor data, determining a schedule indicating when a user will desire a state change
of the first appliance;

dynamically modifying a feature of the first appliance to cause the first appliance to operate according to the schedule;
and

synchronizing an end time of a second appliance to an end time of the first appliance.

US Pat. No. 9,541,898

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming station configured to form an image on a recording material;
an electric circuit configured to operate said image forming station;
a casing configured to accommodate said image forming station and said electric circuit;
a recess provided on said casing;
a voltage source cable provided on a wall surface of said recess and configured to supply electric power to said electric
circuit from an outside of said casing; and

an air vent opening formed in a wall surface of said recess for permitting air flow between an inside and an outside to cool
an inside of said casing.

US Pat. No. 9,541,895

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING A FIRST AIR BLOWING DEVICE AND A SECOND AIR BLOWING DEVICE

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming section that forms a toner image;
an output section;
a sheet transport unit that transports in a region above the image forming section a sheet onto which the toner image has
been fixed toward the output section in a substantially horizontal direction;

a first air blowing device that applies on an upper side of the sheet being transported an airflow directed from a downstream
side to an upstream side in a sheet transport direction of the sheet transport unit; and

a second air blowing device that applies an airflow directed from the downstream side to the upstream side in the sheet transport
direction of the sheet transport unit in a region that is on an upper side of the image forming section and on a lower side
of the sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,541,861

DEVELOPING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DEVELOPING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A developing device comprising:
a toner carrying member configured to rotate while carrying toner on an outer circumferential surface thereof such that an
electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrying member is developed by the toner;

a developer carrying member configured to rotate in a first rotation direction while carrying two-component developer containing
the toner and carrier on an outer circumferential surface thereof such that the toner is supplied to the toner carrying member;

a layer thickness restricting portion disposed with a gap from the developer carrying member at a position that is, on an
outer circumference of the developer carrying member, more on an upstream side in the first rotation direction than a position
that faces the toner carrying member, and configured to restrict thickness of a layer of the two-component developer carried
by the developer carrying member;

a rotation control portion configured to, when developing is not performed, cause the developer carrying member to rotate
in the first rotation direction and then to rotate in a second rotation direction that is reverse to the first rotation direction;
and

a developer carrying member difference voltage control portion configured to, in a non-developing forward rotation state in
which the developer carrying member rotates in the first rotation direction when the developing is not performed, set a developer
carrying member difference voltage to a voltage that is smaller than a developer carrying member reference voltage that is
set when the developing is performed, the developer carrying member difference voltage being a voltage of the developer carrying
member based on a potential of the toner carrying member under a bias voltage applied to between the toner carrying member
and the developer carrying member.

US Pat. No. 9,541,833

POLYETHER COMPOUND, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME AND PHOTORESIST COMPOSITION

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A photoresist composition comprising a polymerizable monomer which comprises a polyether compound which is as shown in
Formula (I),

wherein R1 is a polyether backbone of the polyether polyol; R2 is C3˜C5 alkyl; n is 3, 4 or 5,

wherein the polymerizable monomer comprises 10%˜25% by weight of polyether compound.

US Pat. No. 9,541,732

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE IMAGING LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging lens consisting of six lenses, including:
a first lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side;
a second lens having a negative refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side;
a third lens having a positive refractive power;
a fourth lens having a positive refractive power;
a fifth lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface toward the object side; and
a sixth lens having a negative refractive power, provided in this order from the object side;
the imaging lens satisfying the following conditional formulae:
f23/f
2
wherein f23 is the combined focal length of the second lens and the third lens, f34 is the combined focal length of the third lens and the fourth lens, and f is the focal length of the entire system.

US Pat. No. 9,541,672

ESTIMATING CHANGE IN POSITION OF PRODUCTION TUBING IN A WELL

BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED...

1. A method of characterizing a parameter relating to at least one fluid in a formation intersected by a borehole, the method
comprising:
taking a first gravity measurement in the borehole using a first gravimeter, the borehole containing a first reference feature;
after taking the first gravity measurement, removing the first gravimeter and the first reference feature from the borehole;
after removing the first gravimeter and the first reference feature from the borehole, positioning a second reference feature
and a second gravimeter in the borehole;

taking a second gravity measurement using the second gravimeter;
estimating a difference in position between a position of the first reference feature during the first gravity measurement
and a position of the second reference feature during the second gravity measurement using the first gravity measurement and
the second gravity measurement;

adjusting at least one additional gravimeter measurement in the borehole using to compensate for the estimated difference;
and

using the adjusted at least one additional gravimeter measurement to characterize the parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,541,657

METHOD OF CONTROLLED PULSE DRIVING OF A STACKED PZT BENDER BAR FOR DIPOLE ACOUSTIC RADIATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A bender bar, comprising:
an inert element having a length, width and thickness, the inert element further having a first side and a second side;
a first pair of piezoelectric elements, wherein one of the first pair of piezeoelectric elements is bonded to the first side
and one of the first pair of piezoelectric elements is bonded to the second side;

a second pair of piezoelectric elements, wherein each of the piezoelectric elements of the second pair are bonded to one of
the piezoelectric elements of the first pair;

wherein one of the piezoelectric elements of the second pair is bonded to the first side of the inert element in relation
to one of the first pair in such a way that a first gap is formed between the piezoelectric element of the first pair and
the piezoelectric element of the second pair;

wherein one of the piezoelectric elements of the second pair is bonded to the second side of the inert element in relation
to one of the first pair in such a way that a second gap is formed between the piezoelectric element of the first pair and
the piezoelectric element of the second pair;

a third pair of piezoelectric elements, each of the third pair of piezoelectric elements being bonded to one of the first
pair of piezoelectric elements;

a fourth pair of piezoelectric elements, each of the fourth pair of piezoelectric elements being bonded to one of the second
pair of piezoelectric elements such that the first gap and the second gap are maintained;

a driver circuit coupled to each pair of piezoelectric elements to independently drive each of the pair;
wherein the first pair of piezoelectric elements are bars of width less than or equal to the width of the inert element and
a length less than or equal to the length of the inert element; and

wherein the second pair of piezoelectric elements are bars of width less than or equal to the width of the piezoelectric elements
of the first pair and length less than the length of the piezoelectric elements of the first pair.

US Pat. No. 9,541,646

APPARATUS FOR PULSE SHAPING

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an array of photon sensitive devices, said array configured to provide a plurality of input pulses in response to light detection;
a calibration circuit configured to generate a calibration signal; and
a plurality of circuits, each circuit configured to operate in at least a normal mode of operation and a calibration mode
of operation, and wherein the circuit in the normal mode of operation is configured to generate an output pulse having a beginning
which coincides with a beginning of the input pulse from a respective photon sensitive device of said array, and wherein the
circuit in the calibration mode of operation is configured to generate the output pulse having a beginning which coincides
with a beginning of a calibration pulse of the calibration signal.

US Pat. No. 9,541,602

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT INSPECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic component inspection apparatus comprising:
a light source disposed in a mounting area where at least one electronic component is mounted on a board;
a light-receiving sensor disposed outside the mounting area and configured to receive a spectrally dispersed light having
a wavelength in a predetermined wavelength range after a light emitted by the light source passes through spaces between joining
parts in the mounting area, and detect an intensity of the spectrally dispersed light; and

a computer configured to
acquire an intensity distribution of the spectrally dispersed light by performing spectral analysis on the intensity of the
spectrally dispersed light detected by the light-receiving sensor,

compare the acquired intensity distribution with a previously acquired intensity distribution, and
determine a state of the joining parts based on a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,541,572

MOTION DETECTION DEVICE AND MOTION ANALYSIS DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A motion detection device comprising:
a base on which an electronic component is loaded; and
a holder installed above a sporting equipment;
wherein a fitting portion where the base and the holder can be attached to and removed from each other is provided,
the fitting portion is provided with a recessed part provided on the base or the holder, and a protruding part provided on
the other and fitting with the recessed part, and

the holder comprises a portion that engages around the sporting equipment and an installation opening opposite an installation
portion that is configured to be displaced to a greater width when installed above the sporting equipment with the base configured
to attach to a side of the holder having the installation opening, the holder thereby aligned in a direction to compress a
portion of the sporting equipment to increase a holding force of the electronic component to the sporting equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,541,569

MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND WOOD PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH SUCH A MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

1. A measurement apparatus detecting feed movement of a workpiece that is to be processed, the measurement apparatus comprising:
a belt or chain guided on a carrier via a plurality of deflection disks, a portion of the belt or chain movable in a movement
direction; a pressure device having a plurality of pressure elements which move along the belt or chain in the movement direction
so as to press the belt or chain against the workpiece; and a sensor connected to one of the plurality of deflection disks
to detect movement of the belt or chain,

wherein the carrier is rotatable on a holder around a swivel axis at a right angle to the movement direction.

US Pat. No. 9,541,484

FASTENER STRETCH MEASUREMENT FIXTURE

1. A fastener stretch measurement fixture, comprising:
a first contact portion and a second contact portion, each configured to abut against an end of a fastener;
an adjusting portion configured to adjust the position of the first contact portion relative to the second contact portion;
and

a first datum plate and a second datum plate, wherein the first datum plate is attached in fixed relation to the first contact
portion and the second datum plate is attached in fixed relation to the second contact portion, each datum plate having a
datum face,

wherein each contact portion includes:
a mounting shaft;
a swivel joint having a first end and a second end, the first end attached to the mounting shaft; and
a contact plate having a contact face, wherein the contact plate is attached to the second end of the swivel joint such that
the contact plate may be moved orbitally relative to a longitudinal axis of the mounting shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,541,456

REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATOR FOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR WITH TRIMMING CAPABILITY AT TWO TEMPERATURES

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A temperature sensor circuit comprising:
a temperature dependent voltage section providing an output voltage having a linear type dependence on temperature;
a reference voltage generation section generating a reference voltage, wherein the level of the reference voltage is trimmable
at a first temperature value in a first trimming process;

a voltage divider section connected to receive the reference voltage from the reference voltage generation section and generate
therefrom a plurality of comparison voltage levels having a first level determined by the reference voltage and a second level
dependent upon a first trimmable resistance, the second level being lower than the first, where the first trimmable resistance
is trimmable at a second temperature value in a second trimming process that is separate from the first trimming process;
and

an analog to digital converter connected to the temperature dependent voltage section to receive the temperature dependent
output voltage and connected to the voltage divider section to receive the comparison voltage levels, wherein the analog to
digital converter generates an output indicative of the temperature based upon a comparison of the temperature dependent output
voltage to the comparison voltage levels.

US Pat. No. 9,541,427

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLACING ONE OBJECT AROUND ANOTHER OBJECT, DEVICE FOR HOLDING OBJECTS AND SOFTWARE APPLICATION RELATED TO THE SAME

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one rail; and
an object having a slot so that the object is slidable along each rail without the need to slide the object onto said rail
from an end thereof,

and
wherein the slot communicates with an exterior of the object, and wherein the slot includes at least five angles.

US Pat. No. 9,541,345

RECOIL AND MUZZLE BLAST CONTROLLER FOR FIREARMS

1. A recoil and blast controller for attachment to the muzzle of a firearm comprising:
a tubular buffer chamber housing including a rear section and a front section wherein said rear section is removably connectable
to the muzzle of a firearm and said front section is connectable to a tubular depressurization chamber such that a central
bore extends through said tubular buffer chamber housing and said tubular depressurization chamber and is co-axial with the
muzzle;

said tubular buffer chamber housing includes an internally-vented buffer chamber provided between the muzzle and an interior
front face of said tubular buffer chamber housing, said interior front face is disposed within said tubular depressurization
chamber and has a central opening that is co-axial with the muzzle and includes at least one smaller buffer chamber opening;
and

said tubular depressurization chamber has a rear portion, a tubular wall, and an exterior front face; said rear portion is
connectable to the front section of said tubular buffer chamber housing, said tubular wall has a plurality of vents; and said
exterior front face has a central opening that is co-axial with the muzzle and includes at least one smaller depressurization
chamber opening.

US Pat. No. 9,541,230

PIPE TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM

1. A pipe tool positioning system, comprising:
a plurality of bladders defining a receiver opening, wherein said plurality of bladders extend outwardly from said receiver
opening and wherein said receiver opening is adapted to receive a tool;

at least one conduit fluidly connected to said plurality of bladders to provide a pressurized fluid to said plurality of bladders;
and

a sleeve, wherein said plurality of bladders extend from an outer surface of said sleeve and wherein said sleeve includes
said receiver opening.

US Pat. No. 9,541,222

DUCT FITTINGS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A duct fitting comprising:
a collar comprising a first annular portion comprising a support surface for engaging a first layer of a multilayered duct
and a second annular portion comprising a plurality of splines having voids formed therebetween, wherein the splines are configured
to support a second layer of the multilayered duct; and

a clamp disposed around the collar and independent from the collar, the clamp comprising an attachment mechanism configured
to connect the clamp to a support structure, wherein the clamp is configured to cooperate with the collar to secure the second
layer of the multilayered duct between the clamp and the collar such that opposing sides of the second layer abut the clamp
and the splines of the collar.

US Pat. No. 9,541,217

WATER RESTRICTING DEVICE FOR LEVER ACTUATED FAUCETS

1. A water conservation device for lever-actuated faucets comprising:
a pair of donut-shaped rings formed of a non-abrasive material, a respective aperture of each donut-shaped ring having a dimension
such that they are slidably, frictionally received on a faucet head of a lever actuated-faucet and on a pressure-activated
lever of lever-actuated faucet, said pair of donut-shaped rings secured to each other by a length of band formed of elastomeric,
expandable-retractable material, said band configured to stretch upon pressure activation of said lever allowing a flow of
water to exit said faucet head, and retract automatically closing said lever and said faucet head absent pressure activation
to said lever.

US Pat. No. 9,541,140

HYDRAULIC SECTION HAVING A VENTILATING DEVICE

1. A hydraulic section for actuating a vehicle clutch, comprising a master cylinder, a slave cylinder, a hydraulic line which
connects the master cylinder and the slave cylinder that is divided by a ventilating device into two line sections, the ventilating
device including a housing defining a chamber, said line sections of the hydraulic line which act as a siphon and a riser
are guided together to the chamber of the ventilating device and include ends having openings that are spaced apart from one
another and an axis of each of the openings are parallel to each other and offset from each other, an uninterrupted flowpath
is defined between the ends in the chamber, the openings are located at opposite axial ends of the chamber, the chamber includes
an upper region defined by a radially extending wall and a circumferentially extending wall, and the upper region is positioned
above both of the openings.

US Pat. No. 9,541,137

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR BEARING DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A bearing device having a plurality of axially juxtaposed rolling bearings, each of the rolling bearings having an inner
ring mounted on a main shaft and an outer ring accommodated in a housing; an inner ring spacer interposed between the inner
rings of the neighboring rolling bearings and mounted on the main shaft; an outer ring spacer interposed between the outer
rings of the neighboring rolling bearings and accommodated in the housing; and a cooling structure, wherein the cooling structure
comprises:
a nozzle provided in the outer ring spacer and configured to supply a cooling fluid to the rolling bearings by blowing the
cooling fluid to an outer peripheral surface of the inner ring spacer, the cooling fluid including at least one of air and
oil,

wherein the nozzle has a discharge port side that is inclined forwardly with respect to a direction of rotation of the main
shaft,

the outer peripheral surface of the inner ring spacer is shaped to guide the cooling fluid, discharged from the nozzle, towards
the neighboring rolling bearings on both sides, and

the outer peripheral surface of the inner ring spacer includes a circumferential groove positioned at a portion where the
cooling fluid discharged from the nozzle is blown, and a spiral groove on each side of the circumferential groove having one
end connected with the circumferential groove and approaching the neighboring rolling bearings as a circumferential phase
is displaced in the direction of rotation of the main shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,541,123

CROSS-AXIS JOINT FOR A VEHICLE

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A sleeve joint, capable of engaging with a vehicle component of a vehicle, the sleeve joint comprising:
a ball sleeve (7) having a through-hole (9) extending in an axial direction (8) through the ball sleeve (7);

an outer sleeve (3) extending in the axial direction (8);

first and second separate and axially spaced apart clamp rings (10, 11) being arranged radially inside the outer sleeve (3);

a first portion of each of the first and the second clamp rings (10, 11) being axially and radially surrounded by a respective axial end (16, 17) of the outer sleeve (3), such that the outer sleeve (3) prevents the first and the second clamp rings (10, 11) from moving axially away from one another;

a second portion of each of the first and the second clamp rings (10, 11) extending axially beyond the respective axial ends (16, 17) of the outer sleeve (3) and supporting a respective bellows seal;

an inner sleeve (4) being arranged radially inside the outer sleeve (3);

a ball socket (5) being arranged radially inside the inner sleeve (4);

the ball sleeve (7) being movably fitted in the ball socket (5);

the ball socket (5) and the inner sleeve (4) having a same axial length and both being positioned and extending axially between the first and the second clamp rings
(10, 11) so that a first end of the ball socket (5) directly abuts against the first clamp ring (10) while a second end of the ball socket (5) directly abuts against the second clamp ring (11); and

an annular free space (18) is formed between the inner sleeve (4) and the outer sleeve (3) and extends over a full axial length of the inner sleeve (4).

US Pat. No. 9,541,071

CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PLANT WITH INDEPENDENT SUPERHEATER

Brightsource Industries (...

1. A system for generating electricity using insolation, comprising:
a solar collection system constructed to convert solar insolation to thermal energy and transfer the thermal energy to water
or water vapor conveyed therethrough to generate superheated steam;

a thermal energy storage system including at least first and second thermal storage reservoirs configured to store a thermal
energy storage fluid comprising at least one of a molten salt and a molten metal and to transfer therefrom enthalpy to water
or steam from a supply thereof;

an electricity generating system including a turbine configured to generate electricity using steam conveyed thereto;
a heat exchanger connected to the solar collection system, the thermal energy storage system, and the electricity generating
system, the heat exchanger being configured such that enthalpy can be selectively transferred:

from the superheated steam generated by the solar collection system to the thermal energy storage fluid stored by the first
and second storage reservoirs, or

directly to water or steam flowing from said supply to generate steam or superheated steam;
a gas-fired steam superheater; and
a control system configured to control the solar collection, the thermal energy storage, and the electricity generating systems
and the heat exchanger such that:

at a first operating period, steam generated by the solar collection system is further heated thereby to an electricity generating
temperature solely using thermal energy converted from insolation and is conveyed to the electricity generating system; and

at a second operating period, steam generated with enthalpy transferred from the thermal storage fluid is further heated by
the gas-fired superheater to a higher temperature that is substantially the same as said electricity generating temperature
and is then conveyed to the electricity generating system,

wherein said first and second operating periods are characterized by at least one of an insolation level, a time of day, or
a stage in an operation process.

US Pat. No. 9,541,062

METHOD OF OPERATING A WIND PARK

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method of operating a wind park comprising a plurality of wind turbines, which method comprises:
determining by an active power controller:
a grid condition indicator indicative of a condition of a grid into which the wind park feeds;
a first maximum power value of the wind park based on the grid condition indicator wherein the first maximum power value is
the maximum active power that is allowed to be transferred to the grid;

an operating margin based on the grid condition indicator and;
a second maximum power value based on the operating margin wherein the second maximum power value is a power limit for a wind
turbine of the plurality of wind turbines; and

curtailing by the active power controller an active power output of the wind park to a lowest maximum power value between
the first maximum power value and the second maximum power value that is associated with stable operation of the wind park
when the grid condition indicator is indicative of a weak grid.

US Pat. No. 9,541,048

FUEL INJECTION VALVE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A fuel injection valve, comprising: a slidably installed valve element; a nozzle body having a valve seat surface formed
thereon where the valve element is seated when the valve is closed and an opening formed on a downstream side of a fuel flow;
a path for swirling communicated with the opening of the nozzle body and formed, relative to the nozzle body, on a downstream
side of the fuel flow; a swirling chamber formed, relative to the path for swirling, on a downstream side of the fuel flow,
the swirling chamber having a cylindrical inner surface and swirling fuel therein thereby providing the fuel with a swirling
force; and a fuel injection orifice cylindrically formed at a bottom of the swirling chamber to outwardly spray fuel, wherein
the swirling chamber is provided inclinedly toward the fuel injection orifice, so that a longitudinal axis of the path for
swirling intersects a line that passes through a center of the opening and a center of the fuel injection orifice, wherein
the path for swirling has walls that are straight, the straight walls of the path for swirling defining a projection, the
fuel injection orifice has walls that are straight, the straight walls of the fuel injection orifice defining another projection;
the entire another projection of the fuel injection orifice does not intersect the projection defined by the path for swirling
along both a width direction of the fuel injection valve and a longitudinal direction of the fuel injection valve.

US Pat. No. 9,541,027

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING WASTE HEAT

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

15. A propulsion machine comprising:
an engine for generating primary mechanical energy, wherein the engine produces heat from multiple sources;
a heat recovery system thermally coupled to the engine, and configured to convert heat from multiple heat sources into recovered
mechanical energy, the heat recovery system having a cold cylinder, a hot cylinder, and a regenerator, wherein the cold cylinder
and the hot cylinder are in fluid communication with one another via the regenerator, and wherein a first heat source produced
by the engine is thermally coupled to the regenerator and a second heat source produced by the engine is thermally coupled
to the hot cylinder;

an energy storage mechanism coupled to the heat recovery system, and configured to store the mechanical energy produced by
the heat recovery system; and

a motor coupled to the engine and the energy storage mechanism, wherein the mechanical energy produced by the engine and the
mechanical energy stored in the energy storage mechanism are provided to the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,541,024

FUEL LEVEL INDICATION NOISE MONITOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for an engine fuel system, comprising:
indicating degradation of a fuel tank fuel level indicator based on each of a fuel level indicator output and a fuel tank
pressure sensed in a sealed fuel tank system.

US Pat. No. 9,541,023

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING CAUSES OF ENGINE STOP USING IGNITION POWER MONITORING

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for determining causes of engine stop using ignition power monitoring, the comprising the steps of:
in a state in which a vehicle is started and an engine is driven, performing ignition power holding determination to determine
whether the vehicle is in a key-on state, to which power is consistently applied, in order to hold a condition of starting
of the engine of the vehicle;

when ignition power is turned off and the engine is stopped, performing power-off recognition time comparison to compare a
time required to recognize ignition power-off in an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with a preset ignition power-off recognition
time for failure determination; and

performing power abnormality determination to determine if the engine is stopped due to ignition power failure based upon
the time required to recognize the ignition power-off in the ECU is not greater than the preset ignition power-off recognition
time.

US Pat. No. 9,541,014

METHOD FOR PRE-IGNITION CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:
during a pre-delivery phase of a vehicle including an engine,
operating the engine with a first setting for a parameter in a pre-delivery calibration;
adjusting the first setting of the parameter responsive to pre-ignition; and
during a post-delivery phase of the vehicle,
operating the engine with a second setting for the parameter in a post-delivery calibration.

US Pat. No. 9,540,974

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE LEVEL OF OIL CONTAINED IN A TANK OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE

SNECMA, Paris (FR)

1. A method of monitoring a level of oil contained in a tank of an aircraft engine, the method comprising:
for at least two predetermined operating stages of the engine, during at least one mission of the aircraft:
measuring, by an oil level sensor, a plurality of measurements of an oil level of the tank,
measuring an oil temperature and an engine speed of rotation associated with each measurement of the oil level of the tank,
storing, in a memory of a first computer, the measurements of the oil level of the tank and the associated oil temperature
and associated engine speed of rotation, and

selecting, using the first computer, measurements representative of oil level variations having both oil temperatures that
are within a predetermined range of a reference temperature and engine speeds of rotation that are within a predetermined
range of a reference speed of rotation corresponding to an iso-condition;

aggregating, using a second computer, only the measurements corresponding to the iso-condition selected over the operating
stages during the at least one mission of the aircraft to produce a curve of the oil level of the tank; and

comparing, using the second computer, the curve produced by the aggregated measurements with reference data to identify abnormal
oil consumption of the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,540,951

SYSTEM FOR PRESSURING THE BEARING CHAMBERS OF TURBINE ENGINES MACHINES USING AIR TAKEN FROM THE INTAKE DUCT

SNECMA, Paris (FR)

12. A turbomachine comprising:
at least one chamber for lubricating at least one bearing of the turbomachine; and
a pressurizing system for supplying the chamber with pressurized air, the pressurizing system including
a supply circuit for supplying the chamber with pressurized air; and
a recovery circuit for recovering an oil mist formed in the chamber and for returning the oil mist recovered by the recovery
circuit to an oil reservoir of the turbomachine,

wherein the supply circuit supplies the chamber with air coming from an air intake duct of the turbomachine, bled upstream
from a low-pressure compressor, and wherein the air bled from upstream of the low-pressure compressor enters the chamber through
an opening provided on a low-pressure shaft of the turbomachine.

US Pat. No. 9,540,935

FAN ROTOR AND ASSOCIATED TURBOJET ENGINE

SNECMA, Paris (FR)

1. A fan rotor comprising:
a disk carrying blades including roots engaged in substantially axial slots in an outer periphery of the disk;
a substantially frustoconical cap mounted on the disk upstream from the blades;
retaining means for axially retaining the blades on the disk and comprising a ring mounted in an annular groove of the disk
and forming an abutment for the roots of the blades, the ring being festooned or crenellated and co-operating with a festooned
radial annular bead of the annular groove of the disk; and

means for preventing the ring from moving in rotation, which means comprises an annulus carrying at least one axial tooth
inserted in hollow portions of the bead of the disk and of the ring, the annulus being fastened by bolts on an upstream radial
face of the disk;

wherein the annulus includes lugs extending radially inwards and including holes passing axial bolts for fastening the annulus
on the disk, the cap being fastened on the disk by axial bolts passing through the holes in some of the lugs of the annulus,
and

further comprising an indexing peg mounted in aligned holes in the annulus and in the disk and including an upstream head
received in a blind hole in an inner radial bead of the cap.

US Pat. No. 9,540,924

OPTICAL DEVICE FOR USE WITH DOWNHOLE EQUIPMENT

Globaltech Corporation Pt...

1. A device that transfers at least one electromagnetic signal to or from an electronics unit of downhole equipment, the device
including a body and an electromagnetic signal direction altering means, the body having a light path arranged to allow the
electromagnetic signal from an electromagnetic wave source associated with the electronics unit to pass to the electromagnetic
signal direction altering means, the electromagnetic signal direction altering means causing the electromagnetic signal to
change direction of travel, the device, in use, configured to transmit or receive the electromagnetic signal through at least
one aperture through a side wall of a component of downhole equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,540,863

MULTI-PANE GLASS UNIT HAVING SEAL WITH ADHESIVE AND GAS-RESTRICTIVE COATING LAYER

EverSealed Windows, Inc.,...

1. An insulated glass unit (IGU), comprising:
a first pane of a transparent material;
a second pane of a transparent material, the second pane being spaced apart from the first pane to define a cavity therebetween,
wherein each of the first and second panes has a respective cavity-facing surface that faces toward the cavity;

an inert fill-gas disposed within the cavity;
a spacer member bonded to the first pane with a first adhesive layer disposed between portions of the spacer member and the
first pane, the first adhesive layer forming a first portion of a first gas-tight connection between the first pane and the
spacer member and having a cavity-facing surface facing the cavity; and

a gas-restrictive coating disposed continuously over both the entire cavity-facing surface of the first adhesive layer and
the entire cavity-facing surface of the first pane and forming a second portion of the first gas-tight connection, where the
gas-restrictive coating is an inorganic layer having a leak rate of the fill-gas from the cavity through the gas-restrictive
coating of less than 1% of the cavity volume per year.

US Pat. No. 9,540,862

INNER GLASS SKIN STRUCTURE FOR DOUBLE GLASS SKIN

Device Co., Ltd., Mito-s...

1. An inner glass skin structure for double glass skin, the inner glass skin structure being arranged inside a glass curtain
wall with a predetermined spacing therefrom using the glass curtain wall as an outer glass, the inner glass skin structure
comprising:
a plurality of sashless plate glasses arrayed in a sliding door formation to be placed inside the outer glass with the predetermined
spacing therefrom facing against the outer glass, each edge of four sides of each said sashless plate glass being covered
with an aluminum covering material;

a door roller fixed on a bottom of each said plate glass, on at least one of (a) an indoor side, (b) an outdoor side, and
(c) both (a) and (b), among the plurality of sashless plate glasses in the sliding door formation intervening the aluminum
covering material therebetween, the indoor side being a place opposite of the glass curtain wall with respect to the sliding
door formation and the outdoor side is a place on the glass curtain wall side with respect to the sliding door formation;

a securing foot member fixed on the bottom of each said plate glass, intervening the aluminum covering material therebetween,
to which the door roller is not fixed;

a lower rail member arranged on a floor underneath the plurality of sashless plate glasses the lower rail member being supporting
movably on the bottom of each said plate glass for the inner glass intervening the door roller or being supporting fixedly
on the bottom of each said plate glass for the inner glass intervening the securing foot member therebetween;

an upper rail member arranged on a ceiling directly above the plurality of sashless plate glasses configuring a pair of said
plate glass with the lower rail member, the upper rail member supporting the plate glass pair at a respective top movably
or immovably,

wherein the aluminum covering material of each of said plate glasses having an approximate U-shape in cross-section comprises
an end face cover part that covers an end face of a respective said edge of each said plate glass, an inner face cover part
that covers an indoor-side-facing surface on a periphery of the respective edge of a corresponding said plate glass, and an
outer face cover part that covers an outdoor-side-facing surface on the periphery of the respective edge of the corresponding
plate glass;

the covering material for covering the top and bottom of each said plate glass is fixed on the respective edge of the corresponding
plate glass through a bonding of an inside face of the end face cover part to an elastic intervening piece secured on the
end face of the corresponding plate glass;

the covering material that covers both lateral sides of the corresponding plate glass is provided with a coupling plate retaining
section formed inside the end face cover part thereof, the coupling plate retaining section accommodating a plurality of coupling
strip plates arranged therein along the inner face thereof in a series formation with a predetermined regular mutual spacing
retaining only both lateral sides of each coupling strip plate to permit free movement thereof along a longitudinal direction
of the end face cover part; and

the plurality of coupling strip plates arranged in the coupling plate retaining section are fixed on the end face of the corresponding
plate glass by bonding the plurality of coupling strip plates to the elastic intervening piece secured on the end face of
the corresponding plate glass and thereby the coupling strip plates in the coupling plate retaining section are secured on
the end face of the corresponding plate glass.

US Pat. No. 9,540,832

CIRCULAR MOTION THEATER

1. A theater comprising:
one or more curved rows of seats on a motion base, with the seats facing inwardly towards a central area of the theater, and
with the seats around the central area;

a dome-shaped screen around the seats, with substantially each seat having a sight line through the central area;
multiple projectors arranged to project images of a media presentation onto the screen;
a controller linked to the motion base for coordinating movement of the motion base with the projected media presentation;
and

with the curved rows of seats rotatable about the central area of the theater and also tiltable.

US Pat. No. 9,540,813

SELF-ALIGNING, DOUBLE WIRE CORNER BEAD FOR FIREPROOFING STRUCTURAL STEEL MEMBER AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A corner bead for fireproofing a member along a set of surfaces of the member, comprising:
a welded wire fabric;
a set of bends integrally formed in the welded wire fabric;
a first wing defined by the set of bends;
a single wire membrane defined by the set of bends, adjacent to the first wing;
a double wire membrane defined by the set of bends, adjacent to the single wire membrane;
a second wing defined by the set of bends, adjacent to the double wire membrane;
a set of generally planar surfaces defined by the first wing and the second wing; and,
wherein the welded wire fabric is only fastened to the member at a first fastening position on the double wire membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,540,763

MULTILAYER COATING FOR FLAME RETARDANT FOAM OR FABRIC

1. A method for coating a substrate to provide a flame resistant substrate, comprising:
(A) exposing the substrate to a cationic solution to produce a cationic layer deposited on the substrate, wherein the cationic
solution comprises cationic materials, and wherein the cationic materials comprise polyethylene oxide, polyallylamine, or
any combinations thereof, and wherein the cationic materials do not comprise a clay;

(B) exposing the cationic layer to an anionic solution to produce an anionic layer deposited on the cationic layer to produce
the flame resistant substrate having a bilayer comprising the anionic layer and the cationic layer, wherein the anionic solution
comprises a layerable material, and wherein the layerable material does not comprise a clay;

wherein the substrate is a foam or fabric.

US Pat. No. 9,540,743

AMORPHOUS SILICON CRYSTALLIZING METHOD, CRYSTALLIZED SILICON FILM FORMING METHOD, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND FILM FORMING APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of forming a crystallized silicon film by crystallization of amorphous silicones, comprising:
supplying a silicon raw material gas including an organic silicon compound onto a surface to be processed of an object to
be processed;

supplying another silicon raw material gas excluding the organic silicon compound onto the surface to be processed; and
performing a crystallization treatment on amorphous silicon films formed on the surface to be processed to crystallize amorphous
silicones contained in the amorphous silicon films.

US Pat. No. 9,540,734

CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING METAL CARBOXYLATES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A conductive composition comprising:
a reaction mixture;
a branched metal carboxylate present in an amount of from about 5 to about 70 percent by weight of the total weight of the
conductive composition, wherein the metal for the branched metal carboxylate is selected from the group consisting of silver,
palladium, copper, gold, nickel, or mixtures thereof;

a first solvent being an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent in which the branched metal carboxylate is soluble, wherein the aromatic
hydrocarbon solvent is selected from the group consisting of toluene, xylene, trimethylbenzene, ethyl benzene, diethylbenzene,
methylethylbenzene, tetrahydronaphthalene, methylnaphthalene, propylbenzene, butylbenzene, methyl propylbenzene, cumene and
mixtures thereof; and

a second solvent being an aliphatic solvent in which the branched metal carboxylate is soluble;
wherein the reaction mixture comprises the first solvent and the second solvent,
wherein the conductive composition has a viscosity ranging from about 1 to about 3,000 cps at room temperature, and
wherein the viscosity of the conductive composition is selected by controlling the amount of second solvent relative to the
amount of first solvent in the reaction mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,540,724

SPUTTERING TARGET FOR MAGNETIC RECORDING FILM

1. A sputtering target having a sintered body for a magnetic recording film comprising:
a metal matrix having a composition comprising Pt in an amount of 5 mol % or more and 60 mol % or less and a balance of Fe;
and

carbon particles in a form of flaked graphite dispersed in the metal matrix in an amount of 10 mol % or more and 70 mol %
or less, and having a peak intensity ratio (IG/ID) of 5.0 or more for a peak intensity of the G-band, IG, and a peak intensity of the D-band, ID, in Raman scattering spectrometry,

wherein the sputtering target further comprises 0.5 mol % or more and 20 mol % or less of particles of at least one oxide
additive selected from the group consisting of SiO2 ,Cr2O3, CoO, Ta2O5, B2O3,MgO, and Co3O4.

US Pat. No. 9,540,667

METHODS OF BIOSYNTHESIZING BACTERIAL EXTRACELLULAR GALACTOMANNAN POLYSACCHARIDES AND SUBUNITS THEREOF FOR USE IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
providing a feedstock comprising a carbon source in an amount of about 10% to about 50% by volume of the feedstock and having
a water activity of about 0.75 to about 1, wherein the feedstock further comprises mannose and galactose;

providing bacteria capable of fermenting mannose and galactose, wherein the mannose and galactose combined are present in
the feedstock in an amount of about 0.1% to about 10% by volume of the feedstock;

introducing the bacteria to the feedstock; and
fermenting the feedstock so as to produce an extracellular galactomannan polysaccharide,
wherein about 50% of a dry weight of the bacteria after fermentation comprises the carbon source.

US Pat. No. 9,540,648

THERAPEUTIC USE OF ACTIVATORS OF ZINC FINGER PROTEIN GL13

1. A method for treating or preventing a disease associated with reduced Hedgehog signaling in hepatocytes, including the
step of administering to an individual in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an activator of the Hedgehog
signaling pathway selected from the group consisting of:
Sonic hedgehog (Shh), Indian hedgehog (Ihh), Desert hedgehog (Dhh), Smoothened agonist (SAG);
compounds according to the following formula (1)
wherein X is selected from thiophenes or benzothiophenes,wherein Y is selected from 4- or 6-alkoxy, 4- or 6-alkyl or 4- or 6-halogen,wherein Z has the structure —(CH2)n—NR1R2,
wherein R1 and R2 are selected from hydrogen and C1 to C10-alkyl, and

wherein n is selected from 0, 1 and 2, andwherein Ar is selected from phenyl or substituted phenyl;
and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,540,597

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A POWDER COMPRISING ONE OR MORE COMPLEXING AGENT SALTS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing a powder comprising at least one methylglycine-N,N diacetic acid complexing agent salt of formula
(I):
wherein
R? is

and
R? is methyl;
M is, independently, hydrogen, an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, ammonium or a substituted ammonium in corresponding
stoichiometric amounts, provided that at least one M is not hydrogen;
comprising:
(a) atomizing an aqueous solution comprising a first complexing agent salt of formula (I) in the presence of a crystalline
fine dust of a second complexing agent salt of formula (I), to produce a powder, and

(b) drying the powder,wherein
a concentration of the first complexing agent salt in the aqueous solution is from 10 to 80% by weight, based on a total weight
of the aqueous solution;

an upper limit for an average particle diameter of the crystalline fine dust is lower by at least a factor of 2 than a lower
limit of an average particle diameter of the powder obtained by the process;

a fraction of the crystalline fine dust is from 0.1 to 20% by weight, based on a weight of the powder obtained in the process;
and

the residual moisture of the powder after drying is 6.5 to 14% by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,540,566

DEVICES FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY, LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIA AND COMPOUNDS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A compound of the of the formula IA

in which
n and m, independently of one another, denote an integer from 1 to 15, preferably 3 to 12,
p denotes an integer from 1 to 4,
q denotes an integer from 1 to 6, and
(p+q) denotes an integer from 4 to 12.

US Pat. No. 9,540,536

HEAT-CURABLE POLYMER PASTE

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An article comprising a substrate, an electrode formed on the substrate, a LED chip placed on the electrode, and a sealant
covering the LED chip, wherein the sealant is made from a heat-curable polymer paste comprising:
(i) 100 parts by weight of a polyester resin having a hydroxyl value of 1 to 10 mgKOH/g and a glass transition point (Tg)
of 40 to 120° C.;

(ii) 1 to 30 parts by weight of a crosslinking agent comprising methoxymethyl imino melamine selected from the group consisting
of the following (a), (b), (c) and mixture therefore:

and
(iii) 50 to 200 parts by weight an organic solvent,wherein the heat-curable polymer paste has been heated to form the sealant and wherein the article is a LED device.

US Pat. No. 9,540,488

SILOXANE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND PHOTOELECTRIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A siloxane resin composition, comprising:
(a) 45-87 parts by weight of a first siloxane compound represented by Formula (I)

wherein each R1 is independently C1-3 alkyl group, and n is an integer from 2 to 15;

(b) 5-35 parts by weight of a second siloxane compound represented by Formula (II)

wherein each R2 and R3 are independently C1-3 alkyl group; each R4 is independently C1-3 alkyl group, or epoxy group; x?1, y?2, and x/y is from 0.1 to 3; and

(c) 2-20 parts by weight of a third siloxane compound represented by Formula (III)

wherein each R5 is independently C1-3 alkyl group,

wherein the sum of the first siloxane compound, the second siloxane compound, and the third siloxane compound is 100 parts
by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,540,470

COPOLYMER, TREATMENT AGENT FOR PAPER, AND TREATED PAPER

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A composition which is an aqueous dispersion, comprising a fluorine-containing copolymer and water,
wherein the fluorine-containing copolymer comprises
(a) repeating units derived from a fluorine-containing monomer consisting essentially of a compound of the general formula:
CH2?C(—X)—C(?O)—Y—(CH2)n—Rf  (I)

wherein X is a hydrogen atom;
Y is —O— or —NH—;
Rf is a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms;
n is from 0 to 10;
(b) repeating units derived from at least one amino-monomer of the general formula:

wherein B is a linear or branch alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms,
R21 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms,

R22, R23 and R24 each is, the same or different, a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, or a hydroxyethyl
group or a benzyl group, or R22 and R23 are taken together to form a divalent organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, and

X? is an anion group; and

(c) repeating units derived from a pyrrolidone monomer of the general formula:

wherein R31, R32, R33 and R34 each is, the same or different, a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms,

wherein the amount of the amino-monomer (b) is 10 to 25 parts by weight, and the amount of the pyrrolidone monomer (c) is
0.1 to 30 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the fluorine-containing monomer (a).

US Pat. No. 9,540,391

ISOMANNIDE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF SOLUBLE EPOXIDE HYDROLASE

SANOFI, Paris (FR)

7. The compound of claim 1, a stereoisomeric form thereof, or a physiologically tolerable salt of any of the foregoing, wherein the compound is selected
from the group consisting of:
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(4-fluoro-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-methyl-pyrimidin-5-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-Methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl] -3-(2-trifluoromethoxy-benzyl)-urea;
1-(4,4-Difluoro-cyclohexyl)-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(4-fluoro-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6a5)-6-(pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3 ,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(4-Fluoro-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-3-[1-(2,2,2-trifluoro-acetyl)-piperidin-4-yl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(4-Fluoro-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-3-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yl)-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(5-fluoro-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(5-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-(1S,2S,4R)-Bicyclo [2.2.1]hept-2-yl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3 ,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3- {(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-[5-(1-hydroxy-1-methyl-ethyl)-pyridin-3-yloxy]-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl}-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(3-hydroxy-1,1-dimethyl-propylsulfanyl)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(3-cyclopropylaminomethyl-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
3-[(3S,3aS,6S,6aR)-6-(3-Cyclohexyl-ureido)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yloxy]-benzamide;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(6-methyl-5,6-dihydro-thieno[3,2-b]thiophen-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-Cyano-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-3-cyclohexyl-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(6-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Chroman-4-yl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6a5)-6-(2,6-dimethyl-pyrimidin-4-ylsulfanyl)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6a5)-6-(pyrazin-2-ylsulfanyl)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-(2-Difluoromethoxy-benzyl)-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-(4,4-Dimethyl-cyclohexyl)-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-((1R,2R)-2-Benzyloxy-cyclopentyl)-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(4-fluoro-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-Methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-3-[2-(2-trifluoromethoxy-phenyl)-ethyl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(4-Fluoro-phenoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-3-[(R)-1-(4-fluoro-phenyl)-ethyl]-urea;
1-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2-Methyl-pyridin-3-yloxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-3-(tetrahydro-thiopyran-4-yl)-urea; and
1-Cyclohexyl-3-[(3S,3aR,6S,6aS)-6-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-hexahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-3-yl]-urea.

US Pat. No. 9,540,369

USE OF KINASE INHIBITORS TO INCREASE THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIA TO BETA LACTAM ANTIBIOTICS

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. A method of treating a Gram positive bacterial infection in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said
subject an effective amount of a compound having the chemical structure:

wherein one of R1 and R2 is H;

wherein the other of R1 and R2 is —OX, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of


wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of —CH2CH3,


and wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of


or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

US Pat. No. 9,540,200

REEL

1. A retractable strap apparatus including:
a reel including a bore axially made therein, a flat face formed next to the bore, and a slot separated from the bore;
an axle including a flat face, wherein the axle is inserted in the bore so that the flat face of the axle is in contact with
the flat face formed next to the bore of the reel so that the axle is rotatable together with the reel; and

a strap including an intermediate portion inserted in the slot and two ends located out of the reel.

US Pat. No. 9,540,187

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEALING PRODUCTS IN A PNEUMATIC TUBE CARRIER

1. A system for packaging and transporting contents in a sealed bag through pneumatic tubing, comprising:
a bag having an open end, a plurality of closed ends, and an interior space for receiving said contents;
a pneumatic tube station comprising a sealer for receiving said open end of said bag and applying heat to said open end to
seal said bag;

a carrier adapted for receiving said sealed bag; and
a computer module in signal communication with said pneumatic tube station and stationary and remote from said pneumatic tube
station, wherein said computer module is configured to receive delivery information from said pneumatic tube station relating
to routing said carrier from said pneumatic tube station to a destination;

wherein said pneumatic tube station is configured for sending said carrier containing said sealed bag to said destination
by said pneumatic tubing.

US Pat. No. 9,540,183

NESTABLE TRANSPORT MEMBERS AND A CORRESPONDING TRACK

1. An apparatus comprising:
a frame comprising a first portion and a second portion spaced apart and opposing the first portion, wherein the first and
second portions each comprise an outer track and an inner track that extend parallel with the outer track, wherein the outer
and inner tracks define a machine direction;

a transport member defined by a first end portion, a second end portion, and a central portion separating the first and second
end portions, wherein the transport member is configured to advance in the machine direction about a closed travel path, wherein
the transport member comprises:

first and second outer translation rollers operatively connected with the first end portion of the transport member and operatively
engaged with the outer track of the first portion of the frame;

first and second inner translation rollers operatively connected with the first end portion of the transport member and operatively
engaged with the inner track of the first portion of the frame, wherein the first outer translation roller, the second outer
translation roller, the first inner translation roller, and the second inner translation roller are spaced apart in the machine
direction;

third and fourth outer translation rollers operatively connected with the second end portion of the transport member and operatively
engaged with the outer track of the second portion of the frame;

third and fourth inner translation rollers operatively connected with the second end portion of the transport member and operatively
engaged with the inner track of the second portion of the frame, wherein the third outer translation roller, the fourth outer
translation roller, the third inner translation roller, and the fourth inner translation roller are spaced apart in the machine
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,540,123

PACKAGING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR FILLING BAGS

1. A packaging machine for filling bags comprising:
a supporting structure;
at least one filling box fastened to said supporting structure, said at least one filling box comprises at least one conveyor
element and a silo, said silo configured to store an intended fill product and includes at least one of a controllable dosing
element and a closing head;

a weighing device and a filling spout assigned to said at least one filling box, wherein said filling spout is fastened to
the supporting structure and is elastically connected with said at least one filling box;

at least one control device associated with said at least one filling box;
the filling box is retained non-communicating with the supporting structure and the assigned filling spout and the intended
fill product is weighed separately by the assigned weighing device to discharge from the filling box a predefined quantity
of the intended fill product by way of differential weighing and to fill the intended fill product through the filling spout
into the bag; and

the control device is configured for controlling the strength of the volume flow into the bag over the time of the filling
process so that the intended fill product is maintained at a high fill height during the filling process while overflow is
simultaneously prevented.

US Pat. No. 9,540,059

FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER SAFETY DEVICE

INTEGRITY INNOVATIONS GRO...

1. A safety device for use on a towing vehicle that tows a trailer, said safety device comprising:
a first mounting arm having a first leg and a second leg extending inwardly of said first leg of said first mounting arm;
a second mounting arm having a first leg and a second leg extending inwardly of said first leg of said second mounting arm;
a first funneling portion connected to said second leg of said first mounting arm;
a second funneling portion connected to said second leg of said second mounting arm, said funneling portions being connected
to form a continuous generally U-shaped device;

said first mounting arm has a first offsetting portion extending from said first mounting arm and connected to said first
funneling portion, said first offsetting portion including an inner edge located inwardly of said first mounting arm, said
second mounting arm having a second offsetting portion extending from said second mounting arm and connected to said second
funneling portion, said second offsetting portion including an inner edge located inwardly of said second mounting arm; and

said first mounting arm, second mounting arm, said first offsetting portion, said second offsetting portion, said first funneling
portion and said second funneling portion form a substantially planar structure, said safety device further comprising a nose
portion being angled obliquely with respect to the rest of said safety device and extending out of plane with the rest of
said safety device, said nose portion being located adjacent to a catch portion.

US Pat. No. 9,540,042

STEERING METHOD AND INDUSTRIAL TRUCK

1. A steering method for an industrial truck, the method comprising:
providing the industrial truck comprising,
at least two driven wheels configured to run in different tracks when moving in a longitudinal travel direction, each of the
at least two driven wheels comprising a drive system,

wherein,
at least one first wheel of the at least two driven wheels is configured to be steerable in the longitudinal travel direction,
and

at least one second wheel of the at least two driven wheels is configured to initially run on an inside during a cornering;
disengaging the drive system of the at least one second wheel from the longitudinal travel direction when a predetermined
steering angle of the at least one first wheel is reached;

reducing a driving power of the at least two driven wheels when the predetermined steering angle of the at least one first
wheel is reached;

recording a rotational speed of the at least one second wheel; and
increasing the driving power of the at least two driven wheels when a drop below a predetermined minimum rotational speed
occurs.

US Pat. No. 9,540,038

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control apparatus for controlling a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a braking/driving force varying device capable of
individually changing a braking/driving force acting on each of wheels, with respect to the each wheel, said control apparatus
comprising:
a controller, which controls a state quantity corresponding to a motion state of the vehicle and a steering reaction force
transmitted to a steering apparatus from the wheel by controlling a left-right braking/driving force difference of front wheels
and a left-right braking/driving force difference of rear wheels as control parameters, configured to

set a target state quantity which is a target value of the state quantity corresponding to a target motion state of the vehicle
which is a target value of the motion state,

obtain the left-right braking/driving force difference of front wheels and the left-right braking/driving force difference
of rear wheels, that makes the state quantity and the steering reaction force be the set target state quantity and a predetermined
target steering reaction force,

set a target braking/driving force, which is a target value of the braking driving force, such that the obtained left-right
braking/driving force difference of front wheels and the obtained left-right braking/driving force difference of rear wheels,
that make a state quantity corresponding to the target state quantity and a steering reaction force transmitted to a steering
apparatus from the wheel be the set target state quantity and a predetermined target steering reaction force, respectively,
are realized, on the basis of a relative relation, which is set in advance, between the state quantity and the steering reaction
force, and the left braking/driving force difference of front wheels and the left-right braking/driving force difference of
rear wheels to specify a driver's intention associated with a motion state of the vehicle and including at least an intention
related to acceleration and deceleration, and

adjust the set target braking/driving force in accordance with the specified driver's intention.

US Pat. No. 9,540,035

CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A control apparatus controlling a motor of an electric power steering system including: an input shaft that is connected
to a steering member configured to be turned by a driver; a column shaft that is connected to the input shaft at a position
opposite to the steering member; a turning device that includes a rack and pinion mechanism converting a rotational motion
of the column shaft into a reciprocating motion, and turns a wheel; and the motor that generates assist torque assisting turning
of the steering member, the control apparatus comprising:
a reliability computation portion that computes a reliability according to an abnormality detection state for at least one
of

a current sensor detecting an energization current to the motor,
a torque sensor detecting a steering torque, and
a rotational angle sensor detecting a rotational angle of the motor;
a steering-shaft load estimation portion that estimates a steering shaft load using
a current corresponding value corresponding to a detection value from the current sensor,
a torque corresponding value corresponding to a detection value from the torque sensor, and
a rotational angle corresponding value corresponding to a detection value from the rotational angle sensor; and
a weight changing portion that changes a weighting of a corresponding value from among the current corresponding value, the
torque corresponding value and the rotational angle corresponding value, according to the reliability computed by the reliability
computation portion,

wherein the corresponding value corresponds to one sensor having a detected abnormality from among the current sensor, the
torque sensor and the rotational angle sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,540,023

SHOPPING CART DISPLACEABLE BY HAND AND HAVING A DETACHABLE HANDLE

1. A manually movable multilevel shopping cart, comprising:
two sides;
a front defining a forward direction;
a top basket configured to receive goods, said top basket having an upper level;
a child seat mechanism projecting beyond said upper level of said top basket;
two handle support arms each disposed at a respective one of said sides; and
detached handles each fastened to a respective one of said handle support arms and each being tilted in said forward direction
permitting a plurality of multilevel shopping carts to be pushed closely together.

US Pat. No. 9,539,969

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING OCCUPANT INJURY DURING VEHICLE CRASH EVENTS

ACTIVERESTRAINT, LLC, Ch...

1. An occupant restraint method of regulating an occupant restraint system in a vehicle to an event, the method comprising:
linking the occupant restraint system to:
at least one sensor;
an event catalog comprising a predetermined and finite plurality of discrete possible events involving the vehicle,
an occupant catalog comprising a predetermined and finite plurality of discrete possible occupant states in the vehicle;
a catalog of predetermined restraint laws comprising a set of rules that dictate the behavior of at least one restraint mechanism
during an event;

an event identifier; and
at least one restraint controller controlling the at least one restraint mechanism;
receiving a sensor data from the at least one sensor;
evaluating in real-time the probability that each possible event in the event catalog and each possible occupant state in
the occupant catalog is consistent with the sensor data;

assessing, using a database, each predetermined set of rules for each combination of each probabilistically assessed possible
event in the event catalog and each probabilistically assessed possible occupant state in the occupant catalog, wherein the
database is at least one of created one of prior to system use and during system use, but prior to an event;

selecting an element of the restraint law catalog based on the probabilistic assessment, wherein a restraint law optimizer
uses the database to select the element of the restraint law catalog;

sensing the event with the at least one sensor; and
operating the at least one restraint controller to perform the selected element of the restraint law catalog.

US Pat. No. 9,539,947

RUNNING BOARD BRACKET

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A running board assembly for a vehicle comprising:
a running board; and
a plurality of brackets connecting the running board to a rocker of the vehicle, the brackets including a first and second
planar supports extending downward and laterally outward from the rocker to the running board, wherein the planar supports
are attached to at least two longitudinally extending slots placed substantially in line with one another and are configured
to deform such that the running board is displaced in a longitudinal direction in response to a partial side impact.

US Pat. No. 9,539,946

VEHICLE MIRROR ASSEMBLY

1. A vehicle mirror assembly comprising:
a mirror retention plate having two parallel free edges;
a mirror;
a mirror plate having a first surface to which the mirror is attached and a second surface, the second surface being opposite
said first surface, the mirror plate having an engaged position and a disengaged position with respect to the mirror retention
plate, the second surface having an attachment mechanism for releasably coupling the mirror plate to the mirror retention
plate, the attachment mechanism comprising:

projections extending from the second surface for engaging one of said free edges of the retention plate, wherein with the
mirror plate in the engaged position, the one of said free edges of the mirror plate engages the projections;

a locking mechanism for engaging the other of said free edges of the retention plate, the locking mechanism being alterable
between an attach position and a locked position, wherein in the attach position the mirror plate is moveable between the
unengaged position to the engaged position, and in the locked position the locking mechanism engages the other of said free
edges of the retention plate and retains the mirror plate in the engaged position; and

a release mechanism which actuates the locking mechanism from the locked position to the attach position.

US Pat. No. 9,539,942

CUP HOLDER ILLUMINATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A cup holder assembly, comprising:
a housing having at least one cup holder defined by a bottom wall and an upwardly extending sidewall; and
a lighting system having a light ring light source and a light sensor, wherein the light sensor senses an amount of light
reflected from an object received in the cup holder,

a controller in communication with the light sensor and the light source to control the light source based on an input from
the light sensor; the controller being configured to determine whether a beverage container in the at least one cup holder
of the housing reflects light from the light ring light source of the lighting system, determine whether a beverage container
in the at least one cup holder of the housing is non-reflective of light from the light ring light source of the lighting
system and determine whether a beverage container in the at least one cup holder of the housing is translucent;

and wherein the light ring light source provides a light output having a luminous intensity relative to the amount of light
reflected.

US Pat. No. 9,539,923

HEADREST AND VEHICLE SEAT PROVIDED THEREWITH, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HEADREST

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A headrest comprising:
a headrest stay that has leg portions supported at a seat back, the leg portions extending in a seat height direction;
a first cushion material that is covered by a headrest skin on an inner side of the headrest skin, the first cushion material
supporting a mass body and being formed of an elastically deformable urethane, the first cushion material being fixed to the
headrest stay by an adhesive force of the elastically deformable urethane on the leg portions of the headrest stay; and

a second cushion material that is covered by the headrest skin on the inner side of the headrest skin, the first cushion material
and the second cushion material forming a headrest pad within the headrest skin, the second cushion material being formed
of a urethane having a higher elastic coefficient than the first cushion material.

US Pat. No. 9,539,922

VEHICLE SEAT FOR A VEHICLE AND VEHICLE FLEET WITH THE VEHICLE SEAT

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A vehicle seat for a vehicle comprising:
a seat frame including an upper transverse strut having a right opening for receiving a right guide channel in a first and
second position and a left opening laterally spaced from the right opening for receiving a left guide channel in a first and
second position; and

a headrest having a right headrest rod arranged in the right guide channel and a left headrest rod spaced apart from the right
headrest rod and received in the left guide channel, the headrest being configured to couple with the upper transverse strut
in a first mounting position wherein the right headrest rod is received in the right guide channel in the first position and
the left headrest rod is received in the left guide channel in the first position, and a second mounting position wherein
the right headrest rod is received in the right guide channel in the second position and the left headrest rod is received
in the left guide channel in the second position;

wherein the headrest is offset transversely to a seat direction in the first mounting position with respect to the headrest
in the second mounting position.

US Pat. No. 9,539,920

SEAT INCLINATION ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM, VEHICLE SEAT, AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING SAID VEHICLE SEAT

1. An adjustment unit for a vehicle seat in a vehicle, wherein the adjustment unit comprises an inclination adjustment mechanism
for a backrest of the vehicle seat, wherein the inclination adjustment mechanism comprises a first rocker which is connected
to the backrest and which is mounted rotatably about a transverse direction which is perpendicular to a direction of travel
of the vehicle and the adjustment unit further comprises a longitudinal and height adjustment mechanism for a seat part of
the vehicle seat, the longitudinal and height adjustment mechanism including a second rocker which is connected to the seat
part and which is mounted rotatably about the transverse direction,
wherein the backrest comprises a backrest main part and a backrest upper part, wherein the backrest main part and the backrest
upper part are connected to each other in a manner of a rotary joint via a pivot axis of the backrest main part and backrest
upper part for an adjustment of the curvature of the backrest;

wherein the backrest main part and the backrest upper part are coupled to each other in a region of the pivot axis by means
of an adjustment fitting in such a manner that an adjustment of the adjustment fitting brings about a change in angle between
the backrest main part and the backrest upper part about the pivot axis; and

wherein the adjustment fitting comprises a motor-driven wobble mechanism or a latching pawl adjuster;
wherein the seat part defines a seat surface for a vehicle occupant and comprises a front part, and a main part;
wherein the main part is mounted in the manner of a rotary hinge on the second rocker;
wherein a lower side of the front part has a slotted guide in which a first end of a third rocker is mounted in the manner
of a rotary hinge about a further transverse axis which extends along the transverse direction which is perpendicular to the
direction of travel;

wherein a second end of the third rocker is connected in the manner of a rotary hinge to a holder fastened to a vehicle floor;
wherein a position of the third rocker relative to a substructure can be changed via a further drive; and
wherein the inclination of the front part can be changed in this manner.

US Pat. No. 9,539,898

FILLER HEAD

VERITAS AG, Gelnhausen (...

1. A filler head for a liquid tank in a motor vehicle with a housing, comprising:
a first molded housing part having formed therein a tank vent pipe for introducing air into the housing; and
a second molded housing part having formed therein a dip tube for guiding a jet of liquid in the interior of the filler head,
the dip tube including a vent opening for discharging from the filler head the air that may be introduced through the tank
vent pipe, wherein the dip tube comprises a modular, annular surge element, which is attachable to the dip tube and configured
to allow liquid to pass partially there through.

US Pat. No. 9,539,886

PICKUP CAB MOUNT PACK

1. A vehicle comprising:
a cab for carrying passengers;
a bed extending from a rear portion of the cab and having opposed first and second sidewalls; and
a cover comprising:
a rigid member slidably connected to the first and second sidewalls of the bed and being selectively transitional between
collapsed and expanded positions, the rigid member moving closer to the cab as the rigid member transitions from the expanded
position toward the collapsed position;

a flexible portion fabricated from a flexible sheet and having a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end
portion fixedly securable to the cab, the second end portion fixedly securable to the rigid member;

a plurality of structures attached to the opposed first and second sidewalls;
wherein the flexible portion is supported on the plurality of structures and any structure attached to the opposed first and
second sidewalls are not attached to the cab so that forces from the cab are not transferred to the truck bed.

US Pat. No. 9,539,884

DOOR SASH

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A door sash attached to a door body openably and closably installed on a door opening of a vehicle body and formed of one
sheet of a plate material, comprising:
a design part having a surface on a vehicle outer side exposed or covered with a decorative member;
a tubular part positioned closer to a vehicle inner side than the design part, the tubular part having a closed cross section;
and

a connection part connecting the design part and the tubular part with each other, wherein
the connection part includes
a first connection part continuous to the design part,
a second connection part continuous to the tubular part, and
a stepped part provided between the first connection part and the second connection part,
the second connection part is positioned closer to an inner side of the door opening than the first connection part,
a vicinity of one end of the plate material in a cross-sectional view includes an overlapping part forming the closed cross
section by overlapping on the second connection part from an outer side of the door opening, and

a surface of the overlapping part is positioned closer to the inner side of the door opening than a surface of the first connection
part, or flush with the surface of the first connection part.

US Pat. No. 9,539,869

SELF-INFLATING TIRE AND PRESSURE REGULATOR

1. A self-inflating tire assembly comprising:
a tire mounted to a rim, the tire having a tire cavity, first and second sidewalls extending respectively from first and second
tire bead regions to a tire tread region;

an air passageway having an inlet end and an outlet end, the air passageway being composed of a flexible material operative
to open and close when the tire rotates, wherein the outlet end is in fluid communication with the tire cavity;

an inlet control valve having a regulator body having an interior chamber; a pressure membrane being mounted in the inlet
control valve to enclose the interior chamber, wherein the pressure membrane has a lower surface that is positioned to open
and close an outlet port mounted in the interior chamber, wherein the pressure membrane is in fluid communication with a tire
cavity pressure;

wherein the body of the inlet control valve has a first and second flexible duct, wherein said first and second flexible ducts
each have an internal passageway; wherein the first flexible duct has a first end connected to an inlet filter assembly and
a second end is connected to the interior chamber of the inlet control valve, wherein the second flexible duct has a first
end connected to the outlet port of the inlet control valve, and a second end in fluid communication with the inlet end of
the air passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,539,854

CAPACITIVE MICROMACHINED ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer, comprising:
a substrate;
an insulating layer arranged in relation to the substrate to form a cavity;
a first electrode disposed on the substrate;
a first dielectric layer disposed between the cavity and the first electrode, wherein the first dielectric layer contacts
an entire surface of the first electrode, and wherein the first dielectric layer comprises high-k dielectric material;

a second electrode disposed between the cavity and the insulating laver, wherein the insulating layer covers are entire surface
of the second electrode;

a second dielectric layer disposed between the cavity and the second electrode, wherein the second dielectric layer comprises
two oxide sublayers and one nitride sublayer arranged between the two oxide sublayers,

wherein the transducer is coupled to a voltage source configured to apply a voltage such that during operation the transducer
is in a pre-collapsed mode or a collapsed mode.

US Pat. No. 9,539,847

INDEX LABEL ASSEMBLY

1. A label assembly, comprising:
a face sheet, a back sheet, and a layer of adhesive disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet, the adhesive adhering
to the face sheet more than to the back sheet;

a label column extending across the face sheet between a first column end and an opposing second column end, the label column
including a plurality of label shapes cut within a remaining portion of the face sheet between the first column end and the
second column end;

a fold line extending across each of the label shapes in the label column, the fold line disposed perpendicular to the first
column end and the second column end; and

a registration structure aligned with the label column, the registration structure comprising two raisable tabs, a first of
the tabs disposed in the remaining portion beyond the first column end and a second of the tabs disposed in the remaining
portion beyond the opposite second column end, each of the tabs defined by a tearable line of separation and connected to
the remaining portion by a registration fold line that is parallel to the fold line of the each of the label shapes in the
label column, wherein the registration fold line of each of the tabs is collinearly aligned with the fold line of each of
the label shapes in the label column.

US Pat. No. 9,539,835

CALIBRATION APPARATUS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A calibration apparatus for use in a printing device, comprising:
a printing mechanism;
a media control mechanism;
a sensor; and
a processor to control the printing mechanism to print only a first pattern of first elements on a print medium and subsequently
only a second pattern of second elements on the print medium that are spaced apart and interleaved with the first elements
of the first pattern, to actuate the media control mechanism to advance the print medium prior to the printing of the second
pattern, to determine a centroid of at least one of the first elements of the first pattern based on a first measured reflectance
by the sensor, to separately determine a centroid of at least one of the second elements of the second pattern based on a
second measured reflectance by the sensor, and to determine a print medium advance error based on the at least one determined
centroid of the first elements and the at least one separately determined centroid of the interleaved second elements of the
respective first pattern and second pattern, wherein the print media advance error is determined for each line of the first
pattern of first elements and the second pattern of spaced apart and interleaved second elements printed on the print media.

US Pat. No. 9,539,815

LOW-PROFILE SERVICE STATIONS FOR USE WITH PRINTERS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A service station for use with a printer comprising:
a shuttle to support a cap sled, the shuttle having a shuttle drive positioned on a first side of the shuttle, the shuttle
drive including a track; and

a pump drive positioned adjacent the track and the first side of the shuttle such that the shuttle drive and the pump drive
do not extend between the first side of the shuttle and a second side of the shuttle opposite the first side, the shuttle
drive to be coupled to a printer drive to move the shuttle between a first position and a second position.

US Pat. No. 9,539,806

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISCHARGING LIQUID

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:
an actuator element configured to receive a drive signal to discharge a liquid, wherein
the liquid is an ink including a polar solvent, with the polar solvent including one or more compounds among 1,2-hexanediol,
triethyleneglycol-monobutylether, glycerol, propylene glycol, 2-pyrrolidone, N-methyl pyrrolidone, pyrrole, furan, thiophene,
imidazole, oxazole, thiazole, pyrazole, isoxazole, isothiazole, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, piperidine, piperazine,
morpholine, 2H-pyran, 4H-pyran, E-caprolactam, dimethyl sulfoxide, sulfolane, N-ethyl morpholine, 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone,
N-acryloyl morpholine, and N,N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone,

a waveform of the drive signal includes a non-rectangular shaped pulse having a plurality of ripples, and
the drive signal is obtained by subjecting an original drive signal to non-linear current amplification.

US Pat. No. 9,539,783

REPLACEABLE CONTAINER LINER, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method for providing an improved recyclable beverage cup, the method comprising:
providing a cup in alignment with a means for liner insertion and attachment;
acquiring a liner;
preparing the liner for cup insertion;
inserting the prepared liner into the cup using a correspondingly dimensioned mandrel having an upper part having a plurality
of articulating fingers greater than two and defined extended downwardly in a circular pattern from a circular base and expandable
from the mandrel that start in a raised retracted position and that when deployed are movable down past an outside of a bottom
part of the mandrel which has substantially a same shape and size as an inside of a target cup; and

attaching the liner to the cup.

US Pat. No. 9,539,719

LOCKING, REVERSIBLE BLADE SCREWDRIVER

1. A screwdriver with drive bit storage and a locking, reversible blade, one end of the blade is a hexed drive bit holder,
which incorporates a drive bit retainer such as a magnet, “C” clip, spring clip and ball, etc., alone or in combination to
retain drive bits, the opposing end is a flat blade, in the center of the blade is a hex ball lock adapter having a ball lock
channel, the handle incorporates a blade housing having ball lock housing with a least one ball hole, stop, retaining clip
groove and flange on its perimeter, the ball lock housing is surrounded by a rotating ball lock sleeve, this rotating sleeve
has a griping surface on it perimeter, a cutout for a stop and spring and at least one lock ball cam cutout, the rotating
sleeve is held in place by a retaining clip while the flange covers it contents, a spring and at least one ball, spring pressure
keeps the a ball depressed into a hole in at least one of the lock ball adapter's hex points through the ball lock cam, this
spring pressure keeps the ball locked in the ball lock channel on the blade ball lock adapter, one hand digital intervention
allows the rotating ball lock sleeve to release the ball or balls for removal or insertion of the blade, this allows the blade
to be positively locked in the handle until digital intervention allows for its removal.

US Pat. No. 9,539,710

SELF-ALIGNING PLUG REMOVAL DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

1. A plug removal device comprising:
a base having a contact face continuously encircling an opening, and a central axis extending through the base through the
opening;

the contact face of the base is smooth and defines a low-friction surface for juxtaposition with a flat surface;
retracting means supported at an elevated position above the base, the retracting means produces a retracting force and includes
a threaded shank and a flexible tether rotatably coupled to the threaded shank and terminating in a catch;

the retracting means moves along a retracting axis from an extended position to a retracted position; and
in response to the retracting means moving from the extended position to the retracted position, the base moves to align the
central axis with the retracting axis.

US Pat. No. 9,539,675

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MACHINED PART, AND MACHINED PART

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for manufacturing a machined part by cutting and removing a predetermined region of a raw material through machining,
comprising:
introducing a dislocation only into the region to be machined,
forming graphite only in the region through heating, and
after forming graphite in the region, machining the region where the graphite is formed,
wherein the graphite is formed from carbon existing within the raw material.

US Pat. No. 9,539,667

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTION TO A TRANSDUCER IN ULTRASOUND PROBES

General Electric Company,...

1. A transducer support for an ultrasound probe, the transducer support comprising:
a base configured to support thereon an ultrasound transducer array; and
a plurality of electrical interconnects integrated with the base and configured to connect to the ultrasound transducer array,
the plurality of electrical interconnects extending along at least a portion of the base from the ultrasound transducer array.

US Pat. No. 9,539,662

EXTRACTION OF ARC LENGTH FROM VOLTAGE AND CURRENT FEEDBACK

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. Method of controlling a welding system comprising:
controlling, via control circuitry of the welding system, a weld current supplied to an electrode at a current ramp rate over
a time segment; and

determining, via the control circuitry, an arc length based at least in part on the controlled weld current and a changing
arc voltage during the time segment, wherein the arc length comprises a distance between the electrode and a workpiece, the
changing arc voltage comprises a voltage between the electrode and the workpiece, and the arc length is determined without
altering the weld current for measurement purposes.

US Pat. No. 9,539,647

OSCILLATING TOOL

1. A power tool configured to hold an accessory so as to be operable by a user of the tool to drive the accessory, the power
tool comprising:
a motor;
a housing in which the motor is contained;
a spindle mounted in the housing and drivable by the motor; and
a clamp assembly arranged at a lower end of the spindle, the clamp assembly comprising opposed first and second clamping members
between which a central portion of the spindle assembly extends, said portion being able to be received in an open-ended aperture
in the accessory, the first clamping member being moveable, in a direction parallel to the spindle axis, from a first position
which is such that the clamp assumes a closed condition whereby, when said central portion is so received, the accessory is
clamped by the clamping members so as to be fixedly coupled to the spindle, to a second position which is such that the clamp
assumes an open condition permitting the accessory to be moved in a direction transverse to the spindle axis such that the
central portion is passed through the open end of the aperture and the accessory is thus removed from the power tool;

an actuator operable by the user to effect the movement of the first clamping member from the first position to the second
position, wherein the actuator is configured such that operation of the actuator alone can effect the movement of the first
clamping member from the first position to the second position;

wherein the actuator comprises an elongate member;
wherein at least one of the first clamping member and the second clamping member are located outside of the housing;
wherein the clamp assembly is configured such that the accessory can be clamped by the clamp assembly with the open end facing
in a transverse direction away from the motor;

wherein the actuator is rotatable about a rotational axis; and
wherein the rotational axis is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the motor and is perpendicular to the spindle axis.

US Pat. No. 9,539,606

MEMBER FOR SLOT DIE COATER, MOVABLE MEMBER FOR SLOT DIE COATER, AND SLOT DIE COATER INCLUDING THE MEMBERS TO PRODUCE ELECTRODE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A slot die coater that applies electrode slurry to metal foil to produce an electrode, the slot die coater comprising:
a die part, which includes a body having an inner space receiving the electrode slurry, a supply hole disposed in the body
to supply the electrode slurry to the inner space, and a discharge hole disposed in the body to discharge the electrode slurry
from the inner space to the metal foil; and a member for the slot die coater, which is removably installed in the inner space
to form a slope surface in the inner space,

wherein the inner space has a first side surface provided with the discharge hole, a second side surface facing the first
side surface, and a third side surface extending from the second side surface to the first side surface, and the slope surface
is inclined from the second side surface to the third side surface,

wherein the member is a movable member for the slot die coater, which is removably installed in the inner space to selectively
form a slope surface in the inner space,

wherein the movable member includes: a column member fixed to the body; and a back plate member, an end of which is rotatably
coupled to the column member, and another end of which extends to the third side surface, and

wherein the back plate member rotates about the column member to form the slope surface.

US Pat. No. 9,539,529

BACKWASH RECLAMATION METHOD

1. A method for reusing backwash water in a circulating pool filtration system, comprising:
a. providing a pump having a pump intake line and a pump discharge line;
b. providing a sand filter having a discharge line and a backwash line;
c. providing a sediment retention tank;
d. starting a backwash cycle in which flow in said sand filter is reversed and water forced through said sand filter by said
pump flows out through said backwash line;

e. routing said water flowing out through said backwash line to said sediment retention tank;
f. stopping said backwash cycle after said retention tank is substantially full;
g. starting a filtration cycle wherein water is forced through said sand filter by said pump and flows out through said discharge
line;

h. allowing said water in said sediment retention tank to stand for a time sufficient to allow sediment within said water
to settle to the bottom of said sediment retention tank;

i. providing a tank line in said sediment retention tank, said tank line having a tank line intake positioned to avoid said
sediment in said bottom of said sediment retention tank and said tank line intake having an opening which is substantially
upward facing;

j. connecting said tank line to said pump intake line; and
k. drawing said water within said sediment retention tank into said pump and back into said circulating pool filtration system.

US Pat. No. 9,539,520

MANIPULATABLE CONSTRUCTION TOY SET FOR TODDLERS, YOUNG CHILDREN AND OTHERS

1. A construction toy set, comprising:
a number of pieces having different shapes, wherein the pieces are dimensioned and configured to enable a user to connect
selected pieces to one another to construct a desired object or model;

one or more of the pieces is a first joint piece having an axis, wherein the first joint piece is constructed and arranged
to connect first and second other pieces of the toy set to one another for relative rotational movement about the axis of
the first joint piece; and

the first joint piece has a generally spherical shape and is comprised of two hemispherical parts joined for relative rotation
about the axis of the first joint piece, wherein one of the hemispherical parts is configured to connect to the first other
piece of the toy set, and the other one of the hemispherical parts is configured to connect to the second other piece of the
toy set.

US Pat. No. 9,539,504

STORAGE MEDIUM STORING GAME PROGRAM, GAME DEVICE, GAME SYSTEM, AND GAME PROCESS METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a game program to be executed by a computer of a game device
which accepts inputs from a plurality of players to allow a game to progress, the game program instructing the computer to
execute:
accepting a first rhythm input made by a first player on a touch panel coupled to the game device, the first rhythm input
including timings at which inputs are received on the touch panel;

removing one or more inputs from the first rhythm input which are not within a predetermined range of a rhythm of music played
during the period when the first rhythm input is made by the first player on the touch panel;

generating a model rhythm based on the first rhythm input;
displaying, on a display coupled to the game device, a representation of the generated model rhythm;
while the representation of the generated model rhythm is displayed on the display, accepting a second rhythm input made by
a second player on the touch panel coupled to the game device; and

evaluating the second rhythm input using as a reference the model rhythm.

US Pat. No. 9,539,485

METHOD OF ANALYZING A GOLF SWING AND PRACTICE MAT

1. A method of recording characteristics of the swing of a golf club, comprising the steps of:
(a) applying a colorant to the sole of the golf club;
(b) providing a resilient mat having an upper surface on which the colorant is visible;
(c) placing a golf ball on the upper surface of the mat or on a tee protruding from the upper surface of the mat; and
(d) hitting the golf ball with the golf club, such that the sole of the golf club is in sliding contact with the upper surface
of the mat and transferring the colorant to the upper surface.

US Pat. No. 9,539,482

BATTER ASSIST POWER TRAINER DEVICE

1. A batter assist power trainer device used with a bat with an inner and outer surface comprised of:
(a) an air resistant airfoil structure made of a lightweight, air resistant and flexible material wherein the air resistant
airfoil structure is further comprised of a first essentially triangle and a half-moon end section; a second essentially triangle
and a half-moon end section with an aperture for the bat; and an essentially rectangular section interposed and securely connected
between the two end sections, and wherein the air resistant airfoil structure is further comprised of at least one reinforcing
spline/curvable stiffener;

(b) a strap with a mechanical means for connecting the air resistant airfoil structure to the bat; and
(c) a removable cross strap connecting the first essentially triangle and the half-moon end section to the second essentially
triangle and the half-moon end section

wherein the batter assist power trainer device permits a batter to power train and to controllably increase hitting strength
which allows the batter to achieve longer hits of a ball for baseball and/or softball.

US Pat. No. 9,539,466

SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE POWER DELIVERED BY A RIDER TO A PEDDLE-OPERATED VEHICLE

1. An apparatus worn by a person while riding a pedal-powered vehicle, comprising:
a body harness for fitting around a person's waist,
a left and a right hinged connector, each connector comprising a fixed end and a hinged end, wherein the fixed end of each
connector is affixed to the body harness such that the right hinged connector is affixed at the person's right side and the
left connector is affixed at the person's left side,

a left and a right outer thigh linkage, wherein each outer thigh linkage comprises a first and a second end, wherein the first
end of the left outer thigh linkage is connected to the hinged end of the left hinged connector and the first end of the right
outer thigh linkage is connected to the hinged end of the right hinged connector,

a left and a right inner thigh linkage, wherein each inner thigh linkage is connected to a corresponding outer thigh linkage
by an upper and a lower thigh brace, wherein each lower thigh brace is connected at the second end of a corresponding outer
thigh linkage and further wherein each lower thigh brace is generally over a rider's knee and each outer thigh linkage and
each corresponding inner thigh linkage are positioned on opposing sides of the rider's thigh,

a left and a right coupler pair, each pair connected to the second end of a corresponding thigh linkage, comprising a first
coupler connected to an inside edge of a rider's shoe and a second coupler connected to an outside edge of a rider's shoe,

and a strap connecting each outer thigh linkage with a corresponding inner thigh linkage wherein each strap is positioned
under the rider's corresponding thigh.

US Pat. No. 9,539,461

HOOK ASSEMBLIES FOR EXERCISE MACHINES, EXERCISE MACHINES INCLUDING SUCH HOOK ASSEMBLIES, AND RELATED METHODS

1. An exercise machine, comprising:
a frame;
a weighted cable routed through the frame;
an adjustable weight source connected to the weighted cable configured to provide a resistance force on the weighted cable;
and

at least one hook assembly located on the weighted cable, the at least one hook assembly comprising:
a base portion rotatably coupled to the weighted cable; and
at least one hook coupled to the base portion, the at least one hook sized and configured for selective attachment to a handle;
and

wherein the base portion is sized and configured to facilitate rotation of the at least one hook relative to the frame when
the weighted cable is extended by a pull force that overcomes the resistance force; and

wherein the base portion comprises a tapered shoulder configured to insert into a cable routing structure attached to the
machine such that the resistance force imposed on the weighted cable by the adjustable weight source provides a mechanical
interference between the base portion and the frame that prevents rotation of the at least one hook relative to the frame
when the weighted cable is fully retracted to maintain the handle in a fixed position with respect to the frame to facilitate
removal of the handle from the hook portion.

US Pat. No. 9,539,457

POLE VAULT LANDING SYSTEM CONFIGURED FOR RECEIVING A COLLAR

UCS, INC., Lincolnton, N...

1. A pole vault landing system comprising:
a base section; and
a cutout section positioned laterally adjacent to the base section, the cutout section comprising a top and a bottom surface,
the bottom surface of said cutout section comprising a recess extending into the bottom surface of said cutout section toward
the top surface of said cutout section, wherein the recess is dimensioned to receive a pole vault box collar such that when
the cutout section is placed over a pole vault box and over a pole vault box collar, the pole vault box collar is received
in the recess in the cutout section and the bottom surface of the cutout section is substantially flush with the ground surrounding
the pole vault box; wherein the recess is defined by outer and inner rear side edges, outer left and outer right side edges,
inner left and inner right side edges, and front left and front right side edges, wherein the outer left and outer right side
edges are parallel to one another and separated by a distance Y; wherein the outer and inner rear side edges of the recess
are parallel to one another and separated by a distance; and wherein the inner left and inner right side edges of the recess
extend outwardly at an obtuse angle from left and right ends of the inner rear side edges, respectively, towards the front
left and front right side edges, and wherein the inner left and inner right side edges connect at respective ends to ends
of the outer left and right side edges, opposite the inner rear side edges, such that the recess forms a “U”-Shape.

US Pat. No. 9,539,455

METHOD FOR SOIL TREATMENT

CHEVRON U.S.A. INC, San ...

1. A method for ex situ transformation of petroleum or petroleum derived compounds (PPDC) in PPDC-impacted solid material,
comprising:
irradiating the PPDC-impacted solid material with at least one electron beam source; and
utilizing a gas driver to separate the PPDC from the PPDC-impacted solid material;
wherein the hydrocarbon content of the PPDC-impacted solid materials is less than about 70% by weight PPDC.

US Pat. No. 9,539,450

FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

GUARDIAN SAFETY SOLUTIONS...

9. A safety device for an appliance comprising:
an RF receiver to receive an RF signal transmitted in response to a command from an alarm circuit, wherein the RF receiver
includes

a radio receiver to demodulate the RF signal into demodulated data, and
a microcontroller to compare the demodulated data to a code, wherein the code is set at the RF receiver using a jumper field;
and

a shut-off assembly coupled between the appliance and a power source, wherein a connection is closed between the appliance
and the power source in response to the code corresponding to the RF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,539,433

ELECTRODE IMPLANTATION IN A PELVIC FLOOR MUSCULAR STRUCTURE

1. A method comprising:
providing a stimulation lead having a proximal end and a distal end comprising an electrode;
feeding the distal end of the stimulation lead along a path, which is adjacent the pubic symphysis of a patient, toward a
pelvic floor muscular structure of the patient; and

feeding the distal end of the stimulation lead into the pelvic floor muscular structure.

US Pat. No. 9,539,414

VARIABLE CURVATURE CATHETER

1. Variable curvature catheter comprising
a catheter body which extends from a proximal end to a distal end, the catheter body being fitted with a side wall which defines
at least one cavity,

the catheter body comprising, at said distal end, a variable curvature section which ends in a tip,
wherein inside the cavity of the catheter body at least one traction wire is housed having an ascending branch, which extends
from the proximal end towards the distal end so as to at least partially go through the variable curvature section at least
as far as a first fork,

the traction wire extends from the first fork at least partially going through the variable curvature section, coming out
of the variable curvature section and rejoining the ascending branch at said first fork, so as to form a closed loop which
at least partially goes through, the variable curvature section closing itself on the first fork,

wherein the traction wire, after closing itself in a loop on the first fork, extends towards the proximal end along a descending
branch,

wherein the descending branch slides in relation to the ascending branch inside a constraint joined to the ascending branch
at said first fork, said constraint permitting the relative sliding of the descending branch in relation to the ascending
branch and ensuring the closure of the loop run through by the traction wire along the variable curvature section, the sliding
of the descending branch modifying the curvature of the distal portion of the catheter.

US Pat. No. 9,539,401

TRACHEAL COUPLINGS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A tracheal coupling for interfacing between a patient and a gases source, the coupling comprising:
a patient port for connecting to a trachea interface in or on a patient;
an outlet end;
a wall extending between the patient port and the outlet end;
an inlet port for receiving an incoming flow of gases from the gases source, the inlet port defining an outflow end, wherein
an entirety of the outlet end is spaced from the outflow end along an axis of the wall and is located on an opposite side
of the outflow end from the patient port; and

a flow restriction to restrict expiratory flow in use to produce PEEP of at least 1 cm H2O when flow to the inlet port is 50 liters per minute, the flow restriction located between the outflow end and the outlet
end or at the outlet end, the flow restriction comprising an aperture having an area smaller than a cross-sectional area of
the outflow end of the inlet port, the flow restriction comprising a blocking element configured to block a portion of the
aperture, wherein the blocking element is adjustable to allow adjustment of the portion of the aperture blocked by the blocking
element.

US Pat. No. 9,539,360

PUNCTURABLE AND RESEALABLE GRAFT

1. A method of making an implantable tubular graft comprising:
a). providing a cylindrical mandrel having a surface;
b). providing the mandrel surface with a wrapping of a first graft material that has a high strength orientation in a direction
that is substantially circumferential with respect to the surface of the mandrel;

c). providing the wrapping of first graft material with a covering of an elastomeric material;
d). providing the elastomeric material with a covering of a second graft material;
e). removing the resulting tubular structure from the mandrel and everting the tubular structure such that substantially the
entire thickness of the elastomeric layer is under circumferential compression from the first graft material following eversion
of the implantable tubular vascular graft.