US Pat. No. 9,735,359

METHODS OF FORMING A MEMORY CELL MATERIAL, AND RELATED METHODS OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE, MEMORY CELL MATERIALS, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a memory cell material, comprising:
forming a first portion of a dielectric nitride material over a substrate by atomic layer deposition; forming discrete, substantially
uniformly spaced conductive particles on the first portion of the dielectric nitride material by atomic layer deposition;
and

forming a second portion of the dielectric nitride material on and between the discrete, substantially uniformly shaped conductive
particles by atomic layer deposition;

forming additional discrete, substantially uniformly spaced conductive particles on the second portion of the dielectric nitride
material by atomic layer deposition, at least some of the additional discrete, substantially uniformly spaced conductive particles
exhibiting substantially the same size as at least some of the discrete, substantially uniformly spaced conductive particles
most proximate thereto but completely laterally offset from the at least some of the discrete, substantially uniformly spaced
conductive particles; and

forming a third portion of the dielectric nitride material on and between the additional discrete, substantially uniformly
spaced conductive particles by atomic layer deposition.

US Pat. No. 9,735,357

RESISTIVE MEMORY CELL WITH INTRINSIC CURRENT CONTROL

CROSSBAR, INC., Santa Cl...

1. A non-volatile memory cell, comprising:
a bottom electrode;
an electrically-resistive switching layer above the bottom electrode that is at least in part permeable to movement of current-carrying
particles within the electrically-resistive switching layer;

a particle donor layer above the electrically-resistive switching layer that provides the current-carrying particles to the
electrically-resistive switching layer in response to a first stimulus, wherein the particle donor layer has an electrical
resistivity of about 0.5 milliohm (mohm)-centimeter (cm) or greater, and further wherein the particle donor layer forms a
localized depletion region of conductive particles in response to the first stimulus having higher electrical resistance than
a surrounding region of the particle donor layer; and

a top electrode, wherein:
the top electrode, particle donor layer, electrically-resistive switching layer and bottom electrode are disposed electrically
in serial.

US Pat. No. 9,735,354

FORMING RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES TOGETHER WITH FUSE ARRAYS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an array of resistive memory elements formed on a substrate, wherein the array includes first and second sets of parallel
trenches, and wherein the second set of parallel trenches is orthogonal to the first set of parallel trenches; and

a fuse array formed on the substrate, wherein the fuse array includes a third set of parallel trenches and a continuous wordline
configured to drive one or more cells of the fuse array.

US Pat. No. 9,735,347

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

5. A method of manufacturing a magnetic memory device, comprising:
forming a nonmagnetic layer on a first magnetic layer;
forming a second magnetic layer on the nonmagnetic layer;
forming a first metal layer on the second magnetic layer;
performing annealing after formation of the first metal layer; and
etching the first metal layer and part of the second magnetic layer using a gas mainly containing neon after the annealing.

US Pat. No. 9,735,344

HYBRID HALL EFFECT MAGNETOELECTRONIC GATE

1. A hybrid Hall Effect magnetoelectronic device which is configurable into different device states comprising:
a Hall cross element;
a first ferromagnetic film situated on said Hall Cross element and having a configurable magnetization orientation representing
a device state;

a second ferromagnetic film having a pinned magnetization orientation;
a barrier film situated between said first ferromagnetic film and second ferromagnetic film and configured to conduct and
impart a spin-torque transfer current to set the device state for said configurable magnetization orientation in io said first
ferromagnetic film.

US Pat. No. 9,735,333

THERMOELECTRIC MODULE

MAHLE International GmbH,...

1. A thermoelectric module comprising:
a housing with at least two opposite walls;
a plurality of thermoelectric elements that have at least two opposite surfaces; and
a plurality of conductive bridges,
wherein at least two of the thermoelectric elements are connected to a first surface of one of the conductive bridges and
a second surface of the one of the conductive bridges is connected to a support element, such that a combination of the at
least two of the thermoelectric elements and the one of the conductive bridges is in thermal contact with the support element,

wherein a wall of the housing has a cutout that is formed as a hole that extends entirely through the wall,
wherein at least one thermal stress equalizing device is arranged in the thermoelectric module, and wherein the thermal stress
equalizing device is formed by a plurality of the support elements, the support elements being plate-shaped each having an
upper surface upon which the conductive bridges are positioned, a lower surface that opposes the upper surface and side edges,

wherein individual plate-shaped support elements are elastically connected at their side edges to adjacent plate-shaped support
elements, and

wherein at least one side edge of at least two of the plate-shaped support elements have an at least partially peripheral
flange region that has a bent peripheral flange extending therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,735,332

THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A thermoelectric power generation system for a vehicle, comprising:
an air compressor configured to compress and discharge air;
an air tank configured to store the compressed air discharged from the air compressor via an air drier;
a vortex tube configured to receive the compressed air discharged from the air compressor and stored in the air tank and separate
and discharge the compressed air into two groups of air having a temperature difference;

a thermoelectric module that includes a thermoelectric element having a channel formed at a first side thereof introduced
with a first group of the two groups of air and a channel formed at a second side thereof introduced with a second group of
the two groups of air to generate an electromotive force due to the temperature difference of the two groups of air; and

a valve disposed between the air compressor and the vortex tube,
wherein a controller is configured to adjust an operation amount and an operation time of the valve based on information regarding
a pressure of the compressed air and a compressed air quantity received from the air compressor and a state of charge from
a battery.

US Pat. No. 9,735,329

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., ...

1. A light emitting diode, comprising:
a first light emitting cell and a second light emitting cell separated from each other on a substrate;
a first transparent electrode layer electrically connected to the first light emitting cell;
an interconnection electrically connecting the first light emitting cell to the second light emitting cell; and
a first insulation layer disposed on the first and second light emitting cells,
wherein:
the first transparent electrode layer is disposed on an upper surface of the first light emitting cell and partially covers
a side surface of the first light emitting cell; and

the first insulation layer separates the first transparent electrode layer from the side surface of the first light emitting
cell, and

further comprising a second insulation layer disposed between the interconnection and the upper surface of the first light
emitting cell.

US Pat. No. 9,735,326

METHOD OF PRODUCING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a base member including a first connection terminal, a second connection terminal and a third connection terminal which are
disposed on an upper surface thereof, each of the first connection terminal and the second connection terminal having an exposed
portion exposed to outside;

a first light emitting element disposed on the upper surface of the base member and flip-chip mounted on the first connection
terminal and the third connection terminal;

a second light emitting element disposed on the upper surface of the base member and flip-chip mounted on the second connection
terminal and the third connection terminal;

a light-shielding member covering at least a portion of one side surface of each of the first light emitting element and the
second light emitting element;

a first light-transmissive member covering an upper surface of the first light emitting element; and
a second light-transmissive member covering an upper surface of the second light emitting element,
wherein the shielding member fills a space between the first light emitting element and the second light emitting element,
and

wherein the first light-transmissive member and the second light-transmissive member are separated from each other through
the space as viewed from a light emitting surface side of the first light emitting element member.

US Pat. No. 9,735,319

RADIATION EMITTING OR RECEIVING OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising:
a multiplicity of active regions arranged at a distance from one another; and
a continuous current spreading layer, wherein
at least one of the active regions has a main extension direction,
one of the active regions has a core region formed with a first semiconductor material,
the active region has an active layer covering the core region at least in directions transversely with respect to the main
extension direction of the active region,

the active region has a cover layer formed with a second semiconductor material and covers the active layer at least in directions
transversely with respect to the main extension direction of the active region, and

the current spreading layer covers said cover layer of the active region in directions transversely and parallel with respect
to the main extension direction of the active region.

US Pat. No. 9,735,303

COLOR IMAGING USING COLOR OLED OR LED ARRAY AS COLOR LIGHT-FIELD IMAGING SENSOR

1. A method for implementing a color lensless camera without any lenses, without any visible-band light-frequency selective
optical filters, and at most an ultraviolet light-frequency optical filter, the method comprising:
receiving light from a light field, the received light comprising a color composition and an amplitude distribution;
applying at least a portion of the received light to an array of at least three LEDs of differing emission colors to create
respectively associated light amplitude measurement signals, the emission colors comprising a lowest-value wavelength, a highest-value
wavelength, and at least one mid-value wavelength having wavelength value between the lowest-value wavelength and the highest-value
wavelength;

producing a first output signal by subtracting a first function of the light amplitude measurement signal associated with
the mid-value wavelength LED from a function of the light amplitude measurement signal associated with the highest-value wavelength
LED;

producing a second output signal by subtracting a second function of the light amplitude measurement signal associated with
the lowest-value wavelength LED from a function of the light amplitude measurement signal associated with the mid-value wavelength
LED; and

producing a third output signal by taking a third function of the light amplitude measurement signal associated with the lowest-value
wavelength LED, wherein the first output signal, second output signal, and third output signal are responsive to the color
composition and amplitude distribution of received light,

wherein no visible-band light-frequency selective optical filters are introduced between the light field and the array of
at least three LEDs of differing emission colors,

wherein no lenses are introduced between the light filed and the array of at least three LEDs of differing emission colors,
and

wherein no lenses are introduced between the light field and the array of at least three LEDs of differing emission colors,
and providing resulting signals of the first output signal, the second output signal, and the third output signal to a synthetic
optics image formation algorithm so as to implement a lensless camera for imaging objects physically separated from the array
of at least three LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,735,301

MANUFACTURE OF N-TYPE CHALCOGENIDE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR USES IN PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A photovoltaic article comprising:
a substrate having a p-type absorber comprising a p-type photovoltaic composition, said p-type photovoltaic composition comprising
a p-type chalcogenide comprising (i) one or more of copper, indium, and gallium; and (ii) at least one of sulfur and selenium;
and

a layer of an n-type chalcogenide composition on the p-type absorber, wherein the n-type chalcogenide composition comprises
at least one sulfide and/or at least one selenide that incorporates at least cadmium, and wherein the n-type chalcogenide
composition is formed at a temperature in the range from 20° C. to 30° C. in an oxidizing atmosphere comprising an oxidizing
gas and at least one other gas, wherein the oxidizing atmosphere has a pressure less than about 100 mTorr, and wherein the
oxidizing gas is present in the oxidizing atmosphere in an amount such that the oxidizing gas comprises from about 0.001 mole
% to about 0.7 mole % of the oxidizing atmosphere, and wherein the composition of the n-type chalcogenide composition formed
has a resistivity less than the resistivity of an n-type chalcogenide composition formed in an otherwise identical process
but in the substantial absence of the oxidizing gas; and

wherein the n-type chalcogenide composition has a resistivity of less than about 1×105 ohm-cm.

US Pat. No. 9,735,280

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR FORMING OXIDE FILM

SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABO...

11. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of:
forming a first insulating film over a substrate;
forming an oxide semiconductor film over the first insulating film;
forming a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film;
forming a gate electrode over the gate insulating film;
forming a second insulating film over the gate electrode; and
forming a source electrode and a drain electrode over the second insulating film,
wherein the step of forming the oxide semiconductor film comprises:
providing the substrate on a stage of a reaction chamber, wherein the stage is electrically connected to a first power source;
supplying a gas containing oxygen;
generating oxygen plasma in the reaction chamber by using a second power source, wherein the second power source is electrically
connected to an electrode;

supplying RF power from the first power source to the stage so as to generate a self-bias voltage between the oxygen plasma
and the substrate so that the oxide semiconductor film is formed, wherein the substrate has a negative potential with respect
to a potential of the oxygen plasma; and

heating the oxide semiconductor film to remove hydrogen from the oxide semiconductor film so that a spin density of the oxide
semiconductor film is lower than 9.3×1016 spins/cm3, the spin density corresponding to a peak of a signal detected at a g-value of around 1.93 by electron spin resonance spectroscopy.

US Pat. No. 9,735,275

CHANNEL REPLACEMENT AND BIMODAL DOPING SCHEME FOR BULK FINFET THRESHOLD VOLTAGE MODULATION WITH REDUCED PERFORMANCE PENALTY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
removing a top portion of a substrate after implantation of a punch through stopper into the substrate;
epitaxially growing undoped material on the substrate, thereby forming a channel;
filling a top portion of the channel with an intermediate implant forming a vertically bi-modal dopant distribution, with
one doping concentration peak in the top portion of the channel and another doping concentration peak in the punch through
stopper; and

patterning fins into the channel and the punch though stopper to form a finFET structure;
wherein a doping gap is formed between the doping concentration peak of the punch through stopper and the doping concentration
peak in the top portion of the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,735,265

REDUCED AREA POWER DEVICES USING DEEP TRENCH ISOLATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A process of forming an integrated circuit, comprising the steps of:
providing a semiconductor base substrate;
ion implanting dopants through exposed areas of an implant mask into the base substrate to form a lower buried layer implanted
region;

performing a first thermal drive operation so as to diffuse and activate the implanted dopants in the lower buried layer implanted
region to form a lower buried layer, the lower buried layer having a conductivity type opposite from a conductivity type of
the substrate;

ion implanting dopants through exposed areas of an implant mask into the base substrate to form an upper buried layer implanted
region;

performing a second thermal drive operation so as to diffuse and activate the implanted dopants in the upper buried layer
implanted region to form an upper buried layer, the upper buried layer having the same conductivity type as the conductivity
type of the substrate;

performing an epitaxial process which forms an epitaxial layer of semiconductor on the base substrate, the epitaxial layer
having the same conductivity type as the conductivity type of the substrate, the epitaxial layer and the base substrate providing
a substrate of the integrated circuit;

ion implanting dopants through exposed areas of an implant mask into the substrate in an area defined for a deep well;
performing a third thermal drive operation so as to diffuse and activate the implanted dopants in the area defined for the
deep well to form the deep well around an isolated device of the integrated circuit, the deep well making electrical contact
with the lower buried layer; the deep well having the same conductivity type as the conductivity type of the lower buried
layer; and

forming a deep trench isolation structure surrounding the isolated device, so that:
a lateral separation between the deep trench isolation structure and the upper buried layer along a first side of the isolated
device is at least one micron wider than a lateral separation between the deep trench isolation structure and the upper buried
layer along a second side of the isolated device;

the contact between the deep well and the lower buried layer is increased by at least a micron along the first side of the
isolated device compared to the contact between the deep well and the lower buried layer along the second side of the isolated
device; and

a lateral width of the increased contact is less than one half a perimeter of the isolated device.

US Pat. No. 9,735,263

TRANSISTOR AND SWITCHING SYSTEM COMPRISING SILICON CARBIDE AND OXIDES OF VARYING THICKNESSES, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A transistor comprising:
a semiconductor body conductively coupled with a source contact and a drain contact, the semiconductor body comprising silicon
carbide and including a first well region comprising a first volume of the semiconductor body that is disposed at a first
side of the semiconductor body and that is doped with a first type of dopant, the semiconductor body including a second well
region comprising a second volume of the semiconductor body that is disposed at the first side of the semiconductor body and
that is doped with a second type of dopant, the second well region disposed within the first well region; and

a gate oxide coupled with the semiconductor body and with a gate contact, the gate oxide including an outer section and an
interior section, the interior section of the gate oxide having a thickness that is at least five times greater than a thickness
of the outer section of the gate oxide, the outer section disposed over the first well region and the second well region of
the semiconductor body, the interior section disposed over a junction gate field effect transistor region of the semiconductor
body, wherein the semiconductor body is configured to form a conductive channel from the source contact to the drain contact
when a gate signal is applied to the gate contact.

US Pat. No. 9,735,250

STABLE WORK FUNCTION FOR NARROW-PITCH DEVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A field effect transistor structure, comprising:
a plurality of fins structures;
a gate structure disposed over and between the fin structures, the gate structure including:
a gate dielectric layer;
a diffusion prevention layer formed on the gate dielectric;
a continuous aluminum doped TiC layer having a thickness greater than 5 nm formed on the diffusion prevention layer and formed
by pinching off portions of the aluminum doped TiC layer within the diffusion prevention layer to merge the portions without
intervening layers between the portions; and

source and drain regions formed on sides of the gate structure on the plurality of fin structures.

US Pat. No. 9,735,244

QUASI-VERTICAL STRUCTURE HAVING A SIDEWALL IMPLANTATION FOR HIGH VOLTAGE MOS DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a buried layer in a substrate, the buried layer having a first dopant type;
a first layer over the buried layer, the first layer having the first dopant type;
at least one first well in the first layer, the at least one first well having a second dopant type different from the first
dopant type; and

an implantation region in a sidewall of the first layer, the implantation region having the second dopant type, wherein the
implantation region is below the at least one first well, and the implantation region is between at least a portion of the
sidewall of the first layer and an insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,735,242

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A GATE CONTACT POSITIONED ABOVE THE ACTIVE REGION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A transistor device, comprising:
a gate structure;
an active region of a semiconducting substrate surrounded by an isolation region;
source/drain regions disposed on opposing sides of said gate structure, wherein a gate width direction is defined in a direction
extending between said source/drain regions and a gate length direction is defined in a direction perpendicular to said gate
width direction along an axial length of said gate structure;

a stepped conductive source/drain contact structure formed above and contacting one of said source/drain regions and having
a first upper surface with a first height and a second upper surface with a second height greater than said first height,
wherein said stepped conductive source/drain contact structure has a stepped configuration when viewed in cross-sectional
view taken along through said stepped conductive source/drain contact structure in a direction corresponding to said gate
width direction;

a non-conductive structure positioned above and contacting said first upper surface and having a third upper surface coplanar
with said second upper surface;

a layer of insulating material positioned above said gate structure, said stepped conductive source/drain contact structure
and said non-conductive structure;

a conductive gate contact disposed in said layer of insulating material and being conductively coupled to said gate structure,
wherein, in a plan view of said transistor device, said non-conductive structure is disposed on left and right sides of said
conductive gate contact; and

a source/drain contact disposed in said layer of insulating material and contacting said second upper surface of said source/drain
contact structure.

US Pat. No. 9,735,227

2D MATERIAL SUPER CAPACITORS

SYNOPSYS, INC., Mountain...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:
a first set of conductive layers all connected to a first terminal of the capacitor and each comprising a first 2D material;
and

a second set of conductive layers all connected to a second terminal of the capacitor and each comprising a second 2D material,wherein the layers in the first set of conductive layers are interleaved with the layers in the second set of conductive layers
and separated from the layers in the second set of conductive layers by intervening layers of dielectric material, wherein
the first and second sets of conductive layers together include at least 5,000 conductive layers, and
wherein the multilayer capacitor is integrated in an integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,735,216

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:
a substrate configured to include a sub-pixel defined into an emission region and a driving region;
a first bank pattern disposed on the substrate and configured to define the emission region of the sub-pixel;
a second bank pattern disposed on a part of an upper surface of the first bank pattern and configured to include an opening
which exposes the emission region and a part of the driving region; and

an organic emission layer disposed in the opening,
wherein the opening is wider than the emission region.

US Pat. No. 9,735,213

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light-emitting display apparatus, comprising:
a substrate;
a thin film transistor on the substrate;
a pixel electrode electrically connected to the thin film transistor;
a pixel defining layer having an opening exposing a center portion of the pixel electrode and covering an edge of the pixel
electrode; and

a first low reflection layer between the pixel electrode and the pixel defining layer, the first low reflection layer including
a metal, wherein

reflectivity of the first low reflection layer is equal to or less than 60%.

US Pat. No. 9,735,206

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:
first and second electrodes facing each other on a substrate;
a charge generation layer between the first and second electrodes;
a first light emitting unit comprising a first emission layer between the first electrode and the charge generation layer
and configured to emit light of a first color, a first hole transport layer and a second hole transport layer supplying holes
from the first electrode to the first emission layer, and a first electron transport layer supplying electrons from the charge
generation layer to the first emission layer; and

a second light emitting unit comprising a second emission layer between the second electrode and the charge generation layer
and configured to emit light of a second color, a third hole transport layer and a fourth hole transport layer supplying holes
from the charge generation layer to the second emission layer, and a second electron transport layer supplying electrons from
the second electrode to the second emission layer,

wherein a total thickness of the first and second hole transport layers is greater than that of the third and fourth hole
transport layers, a thickness of the first hole transport layer is greater than a thickness of the third hole transport layer,
and a hole mobility of the third hole transport layer is higher than a hole mobility of the first hole transport layer.

US Pat. No. 9,735,189

IMAGE SENSOR WITH SOLAR CELL FUNCTION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

1. An array element, which acts as an image sensor or a solar cell, comprising:
subelements each of which arrays two or more unit pixel elements in a first direction; and
a subelement switch that is switched on or switched off between the subelements in order to array two or more subelements
in a second direction,

wherein the subelement comprises a unit pixel element that includes a photo detector that drives a photocurrent flow, induced
by light incident onto a gate, along a channel between a source and a drain; and a first switch and a second switch that connect
a corresponding one of terminals of the photo detector to a first solar cell bus and a second solar cell bus,

wherein the subelement switch is wired between the second solar cell bus of a first subelement and the first solar cell bus
of a second subelement.

US Pat. No. 9,735,180

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first transistor;
a second transistor;
a third transistor;
a fourth transistor;
a fifth transistor; and
a sixth transistor,
wherein a first terminal of the first transistor is electrically connected to a first wiring,
wherein a gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to a first terminal of the second transistor,
wherein a second terminal of the second transistor is directly connected to a gate of the second transistor,
wherein a first terminal of the third transistor is directly connected to a second terminal of the first transistor,
wherein a second terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to a second wiring,
wherein a gate of the third transistor is directly connected to a gate of the fourth transistor,
wherein a first terminal of the fourth transistor is directly connected to the gate of the first transistor,
wherein a second terminal of the fourth transistor is electrically connected to the second wiring,
wherein a first terminal of the fifth transistor is directly connected to the second terminal of the first transistor,
wherein a second terminal of the fifth transistor is electrically connected to the second wiring,
wherein a first terminal of the sixth transistor is directly connected to the gate of the first transistor, and
wherein a second terminal of the sixth transistor is electrically connected to the second wiring.

US Pat. No. 9,735,179

SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, STORAGE DEVICE, REGISTER CIRCUIT, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

4. A circuit comprising:
a control circuit comprising:
a diode;
a first capacitor electrically connected to the diode; and
a second capacitor electrically connected in parallel to the diode, the second capacitor comprising a first electrode and
a second electrode; and

a register circuit comprising:
a first transistor comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, a gate, and a back gate;
a third capacitor electrically connected to the second electrode of the first transistor; and
a flip-flop circuit electrically connected to the second electrode of the first transistor,
wherein the diode is electrically connected to the back gate of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,735,174

FDSOI—CAPACITOR

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising a capacitor structure, the method comprising the steps of:
providing an SOI wafer comprising a substrate, a buried oxide (BOX) layer formed over said substrate and a semiconductor layer
formed over said BOX layer;

forming an isolator structure in said wafer to define a first region of said wafer and a second region of said wafer;
removing said semiconductor layer in said first region of said wafer to expose an upper surface of said BOX layer;
removing said semiconductor layer and said BOX layer in a first portion of said second region adjacent to said isolator structure
while maintaining said semiconductor layer and said BOX layer in a second portion of said second region adjacent to said first
portion;

forming a dielectric layer over said exposed upper surface of said BOX layer in said first region;
forming a conductive layer over said dielectric layer; and
forming a transistor device in at least one of said second portion of said second region of said wafer and a third region
of said wafer that is electrically isolated from at least one of said first region and said second region, wherein a gate
electrode of said transistor device comprises a part of said conductive layer and a gate dielectric of said transistor device
comprises a part of said dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,735,167

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor memory device comprising:
a plurality of first interconnects extending in a first direction and arrayed along a second direction crossing the first
direction;

a plurality of semiconductor pillars arrayed in a row along the first direction in each of spaces among the first interconnects
and extending in a third direction crossing the first direction and the second direction;

a first electrode disposed between one of the semiconductor pillars and one of the first interconnects;
a first insulating film disposed between the first electrode and one of the first interconnects; and
a first insulating member disposed between the semiconductor pillars in the first direction, extending in the third direction
and opposed the first interconnects not via the first insulating film.

US Pat. No. 9,735,164

LOW POWER EMBEDDED ONE-TIME PROGRAMMABLE (OTP) STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A method for forming a device comprising:
providing a substrate prepared with at least a first region for accommodating an anti-fuse based memory cell;
forming a fin structure in the first region, the fin structure comprises top and bottom fin portions and comprises channel
and non-channel regions defined along the length of the top fin portion;

forming an isolation layer on the substrate, wherein the isolation layer has a top isolation surface disposed below a top
fin surface, leaving the top fin portion exposed;

performing one or more etch processes on at least a portion of the exposed top fin portion to form a sharpened tip profile
in at least the channel region of the fin structure, wherein the sharpened tip profile is defined by the one or more etch
processes; and

forming a gate having a gate dielectric and a metal gate electrode over the substrate, wherein the gate wraps around the channel
region of the fin structure, and the gate dielectric covers the sharpened tip profile of the fin structure.

US Pat. No. 9,735,159

OPTIMIZED LAYOUT FOR RELAXED AND STRAINED LINER IN SINGLE STRESS LINER TECHNOLOGY

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
a PMOS transistor with a PMOS transistor active and a PMOS transistor gate in an nwell;
an NMOS transistor with an NMOS transistor active and an NMOS transistor gate;
a first portion of a single stress liner with a first stress overlying the NMOS transistor;
a second portion of the single stress liner with a second stress overlying the PMOS transistor wherein a boundary lies between
the first portion and the second portion with a first distance from the boundary to the NMOS transistor active or the NMOS
transistor gate and a second distance from the boundary to the PMOS transistor active of the PMOS transistor gate and wherein
the difference between the first distance and the second distance is at least 50 nm, wherein one of the first portion and
the second portion includes stress relief atoms and the other one does not, and wherein the boundary is an interface between
the first or second portion with the stress relief atoms and the second or first portion without the stress relief atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,735,154

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE HAVING GAP FILL DIELECTRIC LAYER DISPOSED BETWEEN FINS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:
a substrate having a first portion and a second portion;
a plurality of fins disposed on the substrate in the first portion and not disposed on the substrate in a plurality of second
portions, wherein the second portions each have a width less than twice a fin pitch and do not comprise an over-etch substrate
portion; and

a gap fill dielectric layer disposed on the substrate in the second portion and between the fins in the first portion, wherein
a surface of the gap fill dielectric layer is below a top of the plurality of fins.

US Pat. No. 9,735,152

NON-PLANAR STRUCTURE WITH EXTENDED EXPOSED RAISED STRUCTURES AND SAME-LEVEL GATE AND SPACERS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A non-planar semiconductor structure, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate; and
at least one fin coupled to the substrate, wherein a layer of at least one isolation material surrounds a lower portion of
the at least one fin, wherein each fin of the at least one fin comprises a single continuous member, wherein a height of an
exposed portion of the at least one fin above the layer of at least one isolation material is about 40 nm to about 70 nm,
within a precision of an instrument used for measuring the height, and wherein the non-planar semiconductor structure is part
of a FinFET.

US Pat. No. 9,735,133

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:
a substrate;
a light-emitting part formed on the substrate;
a sealing body to cover the light-emitting part;
a first wiring pattern formed on the substrate, the first wiring pattern being used for an anode-side connection; and
a second wiring pattern formed on the substrate, the second wiring pattern being used for a cathode-side connection, wherein
the light-emitting part includes a plurality of LED chips arranged in at least two LED rows including a first row and a second
row, the number of the LED chips in the first row being smaller than that in the second row,

a plurality of series circuits, each of which is composed of the same number of the LED chips connected in series as the others,
are formed, each of the series circuits having one end connected to the first wiring pattern and the other end connected to
the second wiring pattern, and

at least one of the series circuits has a portion where an electric connection is made between one of the LED chips in the
first row and one of the LED chips in a row adjacent to the first row.

US Pat. No. 9,735,130

CHIP PACKAGES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A chip package comprising:
a first integrated circuit die;
at least one second integrated circuit die disposed over the first integrated circuit die; and
a lid disposed over lateral portions of the first integrated circuit die and at least partially surrounding the at least one
second integrated circuit die, the lid having inclined sidewalls spaced apart from and facing the at least one second integrated
circuit die, the lid continuously extending laterally from the inclined sidewalls to a vertical outer edge of the lid, wherein

no portion of the lid is disposed over the at least one second integrated circuit die,
a top surface of an uppermost die of the at least one second integrated circuit die has a first distance to a top surface
of the first integrated circuit die,

a topmost surface of the lid has a second distance to the top surface of the first integrated circuit die,
the first distance being larger than the second distance, and
the first distance and the second distance are measured in a direction orthogonal to a plane formed by the top surface of
the uppermost die of the at least one second integrated circuit die.

US Pat. No. 9,735,118

ANTENNAS AND WAVEGUIDES IN INFO STRUCTURES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
forming a first metal plate;
forming a metal ring aligned to peripheral regions of the first metal plate;
placing a device die level with the metal ring;
encapsulating the device die and the metal ring in an encapsulating material;
filling a dielectric material into a space encircled by the metal ring;
forming a second metal plate covering the dielectric material and the metal ring, with a first opening formed in the second
metal plate; and

forming a first plurality of redistribution lines, with a first one of the redistribution lines overlapping a portion of the
first opening, wherein the first metal plate, the metal ring, the second metal plate, and the dielectric material in combination
form a passive device selected from an antenna and a waveguide, and wherein the first one of the redistribution lines forms
a signal-coupling line of the passive device.

US Pat. No. 9,735,116

SEAL RING STRUCTURE TO AVOID DELAMINATION DEFECT

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of integrated circuit (IC) devices on the semiconductor substrate; and
a seal ring structure surrounding each one of the integrated circuit devices, the seal ring structure comprising a plurality
of interlayer dielectric layers and a plurality of hollow through-hole structures disposed within each of the interlayer dielectric
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,735,110

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a first etching stopper film formed on the semiconductor substrate;
a first wiring layer formed on the first etching stopper film;
a first trench being within the first etching stopper film and the first wiring layer;
a diffusion preventing/etching stopper film;
an interlayer dielectric film formed on the diffusion preventing/etching stopper film, the interlayer dielectric film having
a multilayer structure including compressive stress layers made of SiO2 and tensile stress layers made of SiN, all of every compressive stress layer of the multilayer structure being thicker than
all of every tensile stress layer of the multilayer structure;

a second etching stopper film formed on the interlayer dielectric film;
a second wiring layer formed on the second etching stopper film;
a second trench being within the second etching stopper film and the second wiring layer, the second trench opposed to the
first trench through the interlayer dielectric film;

a first wire disposed in the first trench; and
a second wire disposed in the second trench; and
a plurality of vias, provided in via holes passing through the interlayer dielectric film, for electrically connecting the
first wire and the second wire with each other,

wherein the first wire and the second wire each have an outermost diameter larger than that of the vias.

US Pat. No. 9,735,109

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a hydrogen absorbing layer that is provided above a top surface of the semiconductor substrate and formed of a first metal
having a hydrogen absorbing property;

a nitride layer that is provided above the hydrogen absorbing layer and formed of a nitride of the first metal;
an alloy layer that is provided above the nitride layer and formed of an alloy of aluminum and a second metal; and
an electrode layer that is provided above the alloy layer and formed of aluminum, wherein
a pure metal layer of the second metal is not provided between the electrode layer and the nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 9,735,105

INTEGRATED SECURE DEVICE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a silicon layer comprising security circuitry and a first part of a first sensor;
an insulator layer attached on the silicon layer, further comprising integrated therein a second part of the first sensor,
and

a conducting pathway coupling the security circuitry to the first sensor, further comprising a portion extending on the insulator
layer and portions extending at least partly through the insulator layer.

US Pat. No. 9,735,104

FUSE STRUCTURE HAVING MULTIPLE AIR DUMMY FUSES

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A fuse structure comprising:
a fusing line including a first portion, a second portion, and a central portion between the first portion and the second
portion; and

a dummy fuse neighboring the fusing line,
wherein the dummy fuse comprises:
a first air dummy fuse including a plurality of first air gaps extending in a first direction parallel to the fusing line;
and

a second air dummy fuse including a second air gap extending in a second direction crossing the fusing line.

US Pat. No. 9,735,088

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL CONTROL OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A device comprising:
a carrier defining a plurality of channels; and
an integrated circuit (IC) die having a first side and having a second side opposite the first side, the second side of the
IC die coupled to the carrier, the IC die including part of an electrically conductive path between the first side of the
IC die and the carrier, the plurality of channels configured to route a fluid to a first portion of the second side of the
IC die, wherein the electrically conductive path includes a second portion of the second side of the IC die, and wherein the
first portion of the second side of the IC die is distinct from the second portion of the second side of the IC die.

US Pat. No. 9,735,078

DEVICE INCLUDING MULTIPLE SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS AND MULTIPLE CARRIERS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device, comprising:
a first semiconductor chip arranged over a first carrier and comprising a first electrical contact;
a second semiconductor chip arranged over a second carrier and comprising a second electrical contact arranged over a surface
of the second semiconductor chip, the second electrical contact facing the second carrier, wherein the first electrical contact
of the first semiconductor chip and the second electrical contact of the second semiconductor chip are electrically coupled
via the second carrier; and

an encapsulation material at least partly encapsulating the first semiconductor chip, wherein a surface of the encapsulation
material and a surface of the first semiconductor chip exposed from the encapsulation material are arranged in a common plane,

wherein the second carrier is arranged over the encapsulation material, and
wherein the second carrier is above and in contact with the common plane.

US Pat. No. 9,735,077

HETEROGENEOUS MINIATURIZATION PLATFORM

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a heterogeneous electrical device comprising:
forming microprocessor devices on a microprocessor die;
forming memory devices on an memory device die;
forming component devices on a component die;
forming a plurality of packaging components on a packaging die;
transferring a plurality of each of said microprocessor devices, memory devices, component devices and packaging components
to a supporting substrate, wherein the packaging components electrically interconnect the memory devices, component devices
microprocessor devices in individualized groups; and

sectioning the supporting substrate to provide said individualized groups of memory devices, component devices and microprocessor
devices that are interconnected by a packaging component.

US Pat. No. 9,735,068

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
receiving film thickness distribution data indicative of a film thickness distribution of a polished first insulating film
of a substrate;

calculating processing data for reducing a difference between a film thickness at a center side of the substrate and a film
thickness at a periphery side of the substrate, based on the film thickness distribution data;

loading the substrate into a process chamber;
supplying a process gas to the substrate; and
correcting the film thickness distribution of the first insulating film by activating the process gas, based on the processing
data, to form a second insulating film on the first insulating film, a concentration of active species of the activated process
gas generated at the center side of the substrate differing from a concentration of active species of the activated process
gas generated at the periphery side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,735,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF LOCAL FOCUS ERROR COMPENSATION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of compensating for local focus errors in a semiconductor process, comprising:
estimating a correlation between a plurality of errors in focusing on a plurality of wafer surface portions within a focal
plane of a lithography tool and a plurality of reticle step heights;

estimating a local erosion level across a first wafer surface portion based on a density of a pattern to be projected from
a first reticle surface portion across the first wafer surface portion, the first wafer surface portion having predetermined
planar dimensions and wherein the predetermined planar dimensions are less than the planar dimensions of the entire wafer
surface; and

etching or depositing a material across the first reticle surface portion to a reticle step height determined based on the
estimated correlation and the estimated local erosion level so as to compensate for an error in focusing on the first wafer
surface portion within the focal plane of the lithography tool induced by the local erosion level.

US Pat. No. 9,735,052

METAL LINES FOR INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:
forming a dielectric layer over a substrate;
forming an etch-stop-layer (ESL) over the dielectric layer;
forming a first patterned hard mask (HM) defining a first trench over the ESL;
forming a second trench extending through the ESL and the dielectric layer, wherein the second trench is adjacent the first
trench;

filling in the first trench and the second trench with a first material layer;
extending the first trench through the ESL and the dielectric layer while the first material layer is filled in the second
trench to form an extended first trench;

forming a first metal line within the extended first trench;
forming a capping layer over the first metal line; and
removing a portion of the first metal line to form a first cut by using the ESL and the first material layer as an etch mask.

US Pat. No. 9,735,051

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INTERCONNECT STRUCTURES FORMED BY METAL REFLOW PROCESS

International Business Ma...

1. A method to fabricate a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming a dual damascene opening in an ILD (inter-level dielectric) layer, wherein the dual damascene opening comprises a
via opening and a trench opening which is disposed over the via opening;

depositing a layer of diffusion barrier material to cover the ILD layer and to line the via opening and the trench opening
with the diffusion barrier material;

depositing a layer of first metallic material on the layer of diffusion barrier material to cover the ILD layer with overburden
first metallic material and to line the via opening and the trench opening with a layer of the first metallic material;

performing a reflow process by thermal annealing at a temperature which causes the layer of first metallic material to melt
and allow at least a melted portion of the overburden first metallic material on the ILD layer and at least a melted portion
of the layer of first metallic material which lines the trench opening to reflow into the via opening and at least partially
fill the via opening with the melted first metallic material; and

depositing a layer of second metallic material on the reflowed first metallic material to at least partially fill a remaining
portion of the dual damascene opening in the ILD layer,

wherein the first metallic material comprises cobalt.

US Pat. No. 9,735,046

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
preparing a substrate having an interlayer insulating film and a hard mask provided on the interlayer insulating film and
having a predetermined pattern;

etching the interlayer insulating film using the hard mask to form a trench;
forming a MnOx film through an ALD method in a state where the hard mask is left on the interlayer insulating film, the MnOx film being turned into a self-forming barrier film by reacting with the interlayer insulating film;

performing a hydrogen radical processing on a surface of the MnOx film after forming the MnOx film;

forming a Ru film through a CVD method after performing the hydrogen radical processing;
forming a Cu-based film through a PVD method or by forming a Cu seed through the PVD method after forming the Ru film, and
then performing a Cu plating processing so as to embed the Cu-based film within the trench; and

performing a CMP method to remove the hard mask and to form a Cu wiring after performing the Cu plating processing,
wherein the hard mask is made of a material which allows an oxide to be formed when the MnOx film is formed on the hard mask, the oxide not substantially reduced in the hydrogen radical processing,

a portion of the MnOx film corresponding to the hard mask becomes a first Mn-containing film by the hydrogen radical processing as the oxide,

a portion of the MnOx film corresponding to the interlayer insulating film becomes a second Mn-containing film which is reduced by the hydrogen
radical processing such that Mn is formed on the surface thereof, and

the Ru film is not substantially formed on the first Mn-containing film, and is selectively formed on the second Mn-containing
film.

US Pat. No. 9,735,041

UNIVERSAL CLAMPING FIXTURE TO MAINTAIN LAMINATE FLATNESS DURING CHIP JOIN

International Business Ma...

1. A method for maintaining a workpiece flatness during processing, comprising:
receiving a first workpiece on a base having a planar surface;
positioning a second workpiece between two clamping mechanisms mounted to the base and each clamping mechanism including a
clamp head at a distal end of a rod extending from a housing configured to be in overlapping relation to the first workpiece,
wherein the second workpiece comprises a die, each of the clamp heads extending below the rod, and being in spaced relationship
to each other defining a second workpiece area for receiving the second workpiece, and the clamp heads being configured to
mate with a top surface of the first workpiece and wherein each clamp head is located along an edge of the die; and

applying a downward vertical pressure to the first workpiece using a biasing member including a spring washer coupled to each
of the housings, the biasing member communicating with the rods via the housings wherein the downward vertical pressure is
transmitted only by the clamp heads via the housings and rods such that the first workpiece is discouraged to thermally expand
in a vertical direction with respect to a horizontal plane defined by the planar surface and is thermally expandable along
the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 9,735,029

METAL FILL OPTIMIZATION FOR SELF-ALIGNED DOUBLE PATTERNING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of optimizing self-aligned double patterning, the method comprising:
providing predefined locations for required metal cuts in order to form metal wires from metal fills that have been cut;
prioritizing the metal wires, such that a highest priority to a lowest priority is determined for the metal wires;
expanding the predefined locations for the required metal cuts to have extended locations for extended metal cuts in order
to cut adjacent metal fills, the adjacent metal fills being the metal fills that are adjacent to the predefined locations
for the required metal cuts, wherein the extended metal cuts extend beyond the required metal cuts, wherein the metal wires
having been prioritized from the highest priority to the lowest priority are associated with the extended locations for the
extended metal cuts because the extended locations are expanded from the predefined locations;

performing a check on the extended locations for the extended metal cuts in an order of the highest priority to the lowest
priority of the extended locations for the extended metal cuts, such that a probability of having to remove the extended locations
associated with the metal wires having a higher priority is smaller than having to remove the extended locations associated
with the metal wires having a lower priority; and

performing the required metal cuts into the metal fills and the extended metal cuts into the adjacent metal fills.

US Pat. No. 9,735,028

METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE WITH FINE LINE PITCH AND FINE END-TO-END SPACE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device structure, comprising:
receiving a substrate;
forming a bottom layer, a middle layer, and a top layer on the substrate;
patterning the top layer to form a patterned top layer;
performing a plasma process to the top layer to improve a line width roughness (LWR) of the top layer, wherein the plasma
process comprises using a mixed gas comprising hydrogen gas (H2);

continuously performing the plasma process on the middle layer to pattern the middle layer, wherein the step of continuously
performing the plasma process on the middle layer further comprises forming a protection layer on sidewalls of the middle
layer; and

controlling a flow rate of the hydrogen gas (H2) to improve an etching selectivity of the middle layer to the top layer, wherein the patterned middle layer comprises a first
portion and a second portion parallel to the first portion, and a pitch is between the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,735,027

METHOD FOR ETCHING ORGANIC FILM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method for etching an organic film of an object to be processed (“workpiece”) which includes a hard mask on the organic
film, the method comprising:
generating plasma of a processing gas containing a hydrogen gas and a nitrogen gas within a processing container of a plasma
processing apparatus that accommodates the workpiece, wherein a partial region of the organic film that is exposed from the
hard mask is changed into a denatured region;

generating plasma of a rare gas within the processing container, wherein the denatured region is removed and a substance released
from the denatured region is deposited on a surface of the hard mask; and

alternately repeating the generating the plasma of the processing gas and the generating the plasma of the rare gas.

US Pat. No. 9,735,026

CONTROLLING CLEANING OF A LAYER ON A SUBSTRATE USING NOZZLES

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method for cleaning a layer on a substrate using a cleaning system, the cleaning system comprising a processing chamber
and a treatment delivery system, the treatment delivery system comprising a first delivery device and a second delivery device,
the method comprising:
providing a substrate in the cleaning system, the substrate having an ion implanted resist layer or a substrate after an ashing
process;

selecting two or more cleaning objectives and a plurality of cleaning operating variables to be optimized for achieving the
two or more cleaning objectives;

selecting an arrangement of two or more nozzles of the first delivery device and creating a duty cycle for turning on and
turning off flow of a treatment liquid through the two or more nozzles, the sum of the flow of the treatment liquid through
the two or more nozzles being a first total flow rate;

exposing the substrate in the treatment liquid comprising a first treatment chemical, the first treatment chemical including
a pH control additive, the first treatment chemical with a first film thickness, a first temperature, the first total flow
rate, and a first composition, the exposing performed with the first delivery device and concurrently irradiating a portion
of a surface of the substrate with ultra-violet (UV) light, the UV light having a wavelength and having a UV power, the irradiating
operationally configured to be completed in a first process time, the irradiating performed while the substrate is in a first
rotation speed;

obtaining continuous metrology feedback for calculating the two or more cleaning objectives, generating two or more calculated
cleaning values;

comparing the two or more calculated cleaning values to the two or more cleaning objectives; and
if the two or more cleaning objectives are not met, adjusting the selected two or more cleaning operating variables or selecting
a different two or more cleaning operating variables and iterating the obtaining continuous metrology feedback, comparing
the two or more calculated cleaning values to the two or more cleaning objectives, and adjusting the two or more selected
cleaning operating variables until the two or more cleaning objectives are met,

wherein the plurality of cleaning operating variables comprise two or more of the first temperature, the first composition,
first film thickness, the UV wavelength, the UV power, the first process time, the first rotation speed, the pH of the treatment
liquid; the duty cycle of the first delivery device, and percentage of residue removal.

US Pat. No. 9,735,025

ETCHING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. An etching method of etching a first region and a second region of a processing target object, the first region including
a multilayered film in which first dielectric films and second dielectric films are alternately stacked, the second dielectric
films being silicon nitride films, the second region including a single-layered silicon oxide film, and the processing target
object including a mask provided with openings on the first region and the second region, the etching method comprising:
mounting the processing target object on an electrostatic chuck provided within a processing vessel of a plasma processing
apparatus;

generating plasma of a first processing gas containing a fluorocarbon gas and an oxygen gas within the processing vessel;
and

generating plasma of a second processing gas containing a hydrogen gas, nitrogen trifluoride gas and a carbon-containing gas
within the processing vessel,

wherein a temperature of the electrostatic chuck is set to a first temperature in the generating of the plasma of the first
processing gas, and

the temperature of the electrostatic chuck is set to a second temperature lower than the first temperature in the generating
of the plasma of the second processing gas.

US Pat. No. 9,735,012

SHORT-CHANNEL NFET DEVICE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a gate electrode structure above an upper surface of a semiconductor layer;
forming a liner layer above said semiconductor layer, said liner layer covering said gate electrode structure and said upper
surface of said semiconductor layer;

co-implanting a halo species and carbon in said semiconductor layer during a tilted implantation process having an implantation
tilt angle that is greater than zero with respect to a direction perpendicular to the upper surface of said semiconductor
layer, wherein, during said tilted implantation process, an implantation density of said halo species is less than an implantation
density of said co-implanted carbon.

US Pat. No. 9,735,011

METAL INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for fabricating a metal interconnect structure, comprising:
forming a reticle having a metal line pattern region and at least a scattering bar by an optical proximity correction process,
wherein the metal line pattern region includes a plurality of metal line patterns;

providing a first dielectric layer and at least one conductive via in the first dielectric layer, on a semiconductor substrate;
placing the reticle over the semiconductor substrate, used for a photo-exposure process, such that the scattering bar on the
reticle is aligned next to the conductive via on the semiconductor substrate; and

forming a plurality of metal lines, corresponding to the plurality of metal line patterns on the reticle, on the first dielectric
layer and on a top surface of the conductive via to overlap with the conductive via on the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,735,009

PRE-CLEAN OF SILICON GERMANIUM FOR PRE-METAL CONTACT AT SOURCE AND DRAIN AND PRE-HIGH K AT CHANNEL

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for processing a substrate, comprising:
exposing a surface of the substrate to first hydrogen radical species, wherein the substrate is silicon germanium having a
concentration of germanium above about 30%; then

exposing the surface of the substrate to a plasma formed from a fluorine-containing precursor and a hydrogen-containing precursor;
and then

exposing the surface of the substrate to second hydrogen radical species.

US Pat. No. 9,735,007

METHOD OF PROCESSING SUBSTRATE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC,...

1. A method of processing a substrate having an insulating film and a conductive film, which are exposed on a surface of the
substrate, comprising:
selectively growing a laminated film on the conductive film by alternately performing a predetermined of times:
growing a first layer including a first element and a second element by supplying a first precursor containing the first element
and a second precursor containing the second element to the substrate; and

growing a second layer including the second element and a third element by supplying the second precursor and a third precursor
containing the third element to the substrate,

wherein the conductive film contains at least one selected from a group consisting of a metal element, a semi-metal element,
and a semiconductor element,

wherein in the act of selectively growing the laminated film, the act of growing the first layer is performed before the act
of growing the second layer, and the first layer and the second layer are laminated to form the laminated film,

wherein the first element is antimony, the second element is tellurium, and the third element is germanium,
wherein, when the act of growing the first layer is performed for the first time, the first layer is selectively grown on
the conductive film, and when the act of growing the second layer is performed for the first time, the second layer is selectively
grown on the first layer, and

wherein the act of selectively growing the laminated film includes growing the laminated film as a superlattice by adjusting
a thickness of the laminated film, a ratio of the first precursor and the second precursor, and a ratio of the second precursor
and the third precursor.

US Pat. No. 9,735,006

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising forming a thin film containing a predetermined element, boron,
carbon, and nitrogen on a substrate by performing a cycle a first predetermined number of times, the cycle comprising:
forming a first layer containing boron and a halogen group by supplying a first precursor gas containing boron and the halogen
group to the substrate; and

forming a second layer containing the predetermined element, boron, carbon, and nitrogen by supplying a second precursor gas
containing the predetermined element and an amino group to the substrate and modifying the first layer,

wherein in the act of forming the thin film by performing the cycle the first predetermined number of times, the first layer
is first formed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,735,005

ROBUST HIGH PERFORMANCE LOW HYDROGEN SILICON CARBON NITRIDE (SICNH) DIELECTRICS FOR NANO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for depositing a dielectric layer of SiCNH comprising:
introducing a substrate into a process chamber of a deposition tool;
heating the substrate to a process temperature;
introducing precursors that include at least one dielectric providing gas species for a deposited layer of SiCNH and at least
one hydrogen precursor gas of H2 into the process chamber of the deposition tool, wherein the hydrogen precursor gas is introduced to the process chamber at
a flow rate ranging from 50 sccm to 5000 sccm; and

activating a plasma in the process chamber, wherein deposited SiCNH has a shrinkage that is less than 4.5% after being treated
with an ultraviolet curing process for a temperature ranging from 350° C. to 400° C. for a time period ranging from 500 seconds
to 600 seconds.

US Pat. No. 9,735,000

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A mass spectrometer comprising:
a vacuum housing defining a vacuum cavity;
an electrode, disposed within the vacuum cavity and configured to be charged to an electrode potential, to control acceleration
of a charged particle propagating through the vacuum cavity;

a controller, disposed within the vacuum cavity and in electrical communication with the electrode, to modulate the electrode
potential at the electrode;

a processor, operably coupled to the controller, to process digital controller signals used to modulate the electrode potential
so as to increase a signal-to-noise ratio of the mass spectrometer; and

a heater, in thermal communication with at least one component within the vacuum cavity, to heat the at least one component
so as to drive gas off the at least one component.

US Pat. No. 9,734,997

MASS SPECTROMETER AND MASS SPECTROMETRY METHOD

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A mass spectrometer, comprising:
an ionization chamber for ionizing a component in a sample in an ambience of atmosphere pressure;
an analysis chamber maintained at a high degree of vacuum containing a mass spectrometry section for detecting ions after
separating the ions according to their mass-to-charge ratios; one or a plurality of intermediate vacuum chambers provided
between the ionization chamber and the analysis chamber;

an ion introduction section with an opening for introducing ions from the ionization chamber into the subsequently located
first intermediate vacuum chamber;

an ion transport section having an opening for introducing ions from the first intermediate chamber into the intermediate
vacuum chamber or the analysis chamber in a next stage;

an ion guide, placed within the first intermediate vacuum chamber, for creating a radio-frequency electric field for converging
ions introduced through the ion introduction section to the first intermediate vacuum chamber while transporting the ions
through the ion transport section to the subsequent stage; and

a voltage generator for applying a DC voltage to at least one of three elements of the ion introduction section, the ion guide
and the ion transport section, with the DC voltage adjusted so as to create a DC electric field within the first intermediate
vacuum chamber so that an efficiency of collision induced dissociation for an ion originating from at least one foreign component
within the first intermediate vacuum chamber is higher than the efficiency of the collision induced dissociation for an ion
originating from a target component.

US Pat. No. 9,734,990

PLASMA APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE-PROCESSING APPARATUS

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A plasma generating apparatus comprising:
a plurality of dielectric tubes mounted in a plurality of through-holes formed in a vacuum container, respectively;
antennas comprising a first antenna group having one or more antennas and a second antenna group having one or more antennas
based on a disposition symmetry of the antennas in the vacuum container, wherein:

each of the one or more antennas of the first antenna group and the second antenna group are mounted outside a respective
one of the dielectric tubes,

the one or more antennas of the first antenna group are symmetrically disposed in a vicinity of a circumference of a constant
radius on a basis of a center of a circular top plate of the vacuum container, and

the one or more antennas of the second antenna group are disposed substantially in the center of the circular top plate;
a first RF power source to supply power to the first antenna group;
a second RF power source to supply power to the second antenna group; and
a first power distribution unit disposed between the first antenna group and the first RF power source to distribute the power
from the first RF power source to the first antenna group, the first power distribution unit comprising:

an input branch in a form of coaxial cable which receives power from the first RF power source,
a three-way branch in the form of coaxial cable which is connected to the input branch and branches in three directions; and
T branches in the form of coaxial cable which is connected to the three-way branch and which further branches in two.

US Pat. No. 9,734,988

EXPOSURE APPARATUS AND EXPOSURE METHOD

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An exposure apparatus that radiates a charged particle beam at a position corresponding to a line pattern on a sample,
comprising:
a beam generating section that generates a plurality of the charged particle beams at different irradiation positions in a
width direction of the line pattern;

a scanning control section that performs scanning with the irradiation positions of the charged particle beams along a longitudinal
direction of the line pattern;

a selecting section that selects at least one charged particle beam to irradiate the sample from among the plurality of charged
particle beams, at a designated irradiation position in the longitudinal direction of the line pattern; and

an irradiation control section that
controls the at least one selected charged particle beam to irradiate the sample, and
changes an exposure amount of the at least one charged particle beam according to the irradiation position within a range
of a designated length in the longitudinal direction of the line pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,734,987

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVELY SCANNING A SAMPLE DURING ELECTRON BEAM INSPECTION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:
an inspection sub-system including:
an electron beam source configured to generate one or more electron beams,
a sample stage configured to secure the sample;
a set of electron-optic elements configured to direct the one or more electron beams onto the sample; and
a detector assembly including at least an electron collector, the detector configured to detect electrons from the surface
of the sample; and

a controller communicatively coupled to one or more portions of the inspection sub-system, the controller including one or
more processors configured to execute program instructions configured to cause the one or more processors to adjust one or
more parameters of the inspection sub-system, in response to one or more assessed characteristics of one or more portions
of an area for inspection.

US Pat. No. 9,734,980

GRAPHENE SERVING AS CATHODE OF X-RAY TUBE AND X-RAY TUBE THEREOF

1. A high efficiency graphene cathode field emission X-ray tube, comprising a cathode assembly, an anode assembly and a vacuum
glass tube; wherein the anode assembly comprises an anode target, a Kovar ring and an anode handle, and the anode target is
formed integral with the anode handle;
the anode handle is used to introduce a high voltage, a graphene cathode is grounded via a Kovar stem, a high voltage between
an anode and a cathode making the graphene cathode emit electrons, a cathode head and a cathode shield riveted into an equipotential
body to serve as a gate electrode of the X-ray tube, wherein a voltage ranging from ?2000 v to +2000 v applied between the
cathode head, the cathode shield and the graphene cathode control the magnitude of electron emission, and the electrons accelerated
in a high-voltage electric field generated by the high voltage to bombard the anode target so as to generate X-rays; and

a distance D1 between the graphene cathode and a top surface of the cathode shield is 0.5-2.5 mm; a distance D2 between the anode target and the cathode is 10 mm-15 mm; wherein the graphene cathode has a high voltage endurance capability
larger than 150 KV.

US Pat. No. 9,734,976

ARRAY OF CARBON NANOTUBE MICRO-TIP STRUCTURES

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. An array of carbon nanotube micro-tip structures comprising:
an insulating substrate comprising a surface, the surface comprising an edge; and
a patterned carbon nanotube film structure partially arranged on the surface of the insulating substrate and comprising a
plurality of carbon nanotubes parallel to the surface of the insulating substrate, wherein the patterned carbon nanotube film
structure comprising a plurality of suspended tip portions, the patterned carbon nanotube film structure comprises a plurality
of strip-shaped arms, the plurality of suspended tip portions are formed by the plurality of strip-shaped arms, and the plurality
of strip-shaped arms are joined end to end to form a zigzag line shaped structure.

US Pat. No. 9,734,975

IN-LINE FUSE ASSEMBLY

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An in-line fuse holder comprising:
a first terminal; and
a second terminal configured to cooperate with the first terminal in retaining a fuse between the first terminal and the second
terminal,

wherein each of the first and second terminals comprises a tubular wire receiving end having a first inner diameter and a
fuse receiving end including a conical base and an annular sidewall that defines a fuse-receiving socket having a second inner
diameter greater than the first diameter; and

a plurality of apertures extending through at least a portion of the annular sidewall and a portion of the conical base, the
plurality of apertures being circumferentially spaced apart from one another near a junction of the annular sidewall and the
conical base.

US Pat. No. 9,734,967

OPERATING PANEL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An operating panel device comprising:
an operating ring having an operable front surface and a back surface opposite to the front surface; and
a display device including a first portion located inside the operating ring, a second portion located outside the operating
ring, and a third portion connecting the first portion and the second portion, the display device being disposed to face the
back surface of the operating ring, wherein:

the third portion is an arcuate groove portion formed at a surface of the display device, the operating ring is disposed in
the arcuate groove portion of the third portion, and

a display of the first portion changes in conjunction with a rotational operation applied to the operating ring.

US Pat. No. 9,734,960

SWITCHING DEVICE HAVING AN APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING ON SUDDENLY

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A switching device configured for sudden switching-on operation and including an operating mechanism having an operating
element and connected by a first transmission mechanism to a latching mechanism for operating a switching lever via a second
transmission mechanism, and a contact arrangement formed of a fixed switching piece having first contacts and arranged opposite
a moveable switching piece having second contacts and guided for movement in a contact slide, the switching device further
comprising:
a device for sudden switching-on of the switching device, arranged in the latching mechanism and comprising a locking part,
a lever arranged in operative connection with the locking part, said lever having first and second limbs connected by a connecting
web, the first limb defining two larger passage holes and two smaller passage holes arranged respectively above and below
one of the larger passage holes, and

a transmission element operatively connected to the locking part and arranged to act on the moveable switching piece of the
contact arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,734,951

MEMS ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A MEMS electrostatic actuator comprising:
first and second opposing electrode arrangements, wherein at least one of the electrode arrangements is movable; and
a dielectric material adjacent the second electrode arrangement;
wherein the second electrode arrangement is formed on a low dielectric constant layer that is further formed on a substrate
and the second electrode arrangement is patterned such that it includes electrode areas and spaces adjacent the electrode
areas, and wherein the dielectric material extends at least partially in or over the spaces;

wherein the dielectric material is formed in the same layer as the electrode areas and the dielectric material is divided
by the electrode areas;

wherein the second electrode arrangement and said dielectric material are designed such that 1
in which 2 g is the electrode spacing between the electrode areas, ?f is the dielectric constant of the said dielectric material, df is the thickness of the said dielectric material and y0 is the maximum electrode spacing.

US Pat. No. 9,734,949

STRUCTURE AND METHODS OF FORMING THE STRUCTURE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of fabricating a capacitor, the method comprising:
alternately forming N planar conductors with N?1 dielectrics on a substrate thereby forming a stacked body, N being a natural
number greater than 2;

removing portions of the stacked body to progressively uncover respective portions on at least N?1 of each of opposite ends
of the N planar conductive layers, the respective portions on each of the N?1 planar conductive layers formed such that overlying
remaining ones of the N planar conductive layers or the N?1 dielectric material layers do not cover the respective portions
of a lower one of the N planar conductive layers, at least some of the N planar conductive layers to electrically couple contacts
formed starting at respective ones of the N planar conductive layers in a direction substantially normal to the respective
ones of the N planar conductive layers at only one or both ends, thereby avoiding locating contacts at a point intermediary
between the ends of respective ones of the N planar conductive layers; and

forming a first contact, a second contact, and a third contact each electrically coupled to a first planar conductive layer,
a second planar conductive layer, and a third planar conductive layer of the N planar conductors, the first contact being
disposed on a first lateral side of a first end upper surface portion of the first planar conductive layer, the second contact
being disposed on a second lateral side of the first end upper surface portion of the second planar conductive layer, and
the third contact being disposed on a first lateral side of the first end upper surface portion of the third planar conductive
layer, the first contact and the third contact being formed to be directly coupled to a first contact electrode, and the second
contact being formed to be directly coupled to a second contact electrode coplanar with the first contact electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,734,946

SUPERPARAMAGNETIC COLLOIDS WITH ENHANCED CHARGE STABILITY FOR HIGH QUALITY MAGNETICALLY TUNABLE PHOTONIC STRUCTURES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of stabilizing electrostatically charged magnetic particles, comprising:
coating electrically charged magnetic particles with a protective layer by directly depositing a layer of silica through a
sol-gel process on a surface of the electrically charged magnetic particles;

etching the protective layer of silica in water to produce a porous protective layer of silica on the electrically charged
magnetic particles;

dispersing a plurality of the electrically charged magnetic particles with the porous protective layer of silica in a polar
solution; and

assembling the plurality of the electrically charged magnetic particles with the porous protective layer of silica under an
external magnetic field into periodic structures with tunable photonic properties in the polar solution.

US Pat. No. 9,734,942

MAGNETIC CORE AND COIL COMPONENT USING SAME

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A magnetic core having a structure in which Fe-based soft magnetic alloy particles are connected via a grain boundary,
wherein
the Fe-based soft magnetic alloy particle contains Al, Cr and Si, and an oxide layer containing at least Fe, Al, Cr and Si
is formed at the grain boundary that connects the neighboring Fe-based soft magnetic alloy particles,

the oxide layer contains an amount of Al larger than that in Fe-based soft magnetic alloy particles in terms of a mass ratio,
and includes a first region in which the ratio of Al is higher than the ratio of each of Fe, Cr and Si to the sum of Fe, Cr,
Al and Si, and a second region in which the ratio of Fe is higher than the ratio of each of Al, Cr and Si to the sum of Fe,
Cr, Al and Si, and

the first region is situated on the Fe-based soft magnetic alloy particle side.

US Pat. No. 9,734,931

POWER-SUPPLY CABLE AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC WIRE USED FOR SAID POWER-SUPPLY CABLE

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A power-supply cable comprising:
an electric wire including an electrical conductor and a resin sheath covering the electrical conductor, the electric wire
having a tendency to generate a curl under a no-load condition, the curl having a curling direction, the curling direction
being a normal to the curl, the electric wire having one or more longitudinal ends;

a connecting terminal disposed at one of the longitudinal ends of the electric wire; and
a first curling tendency direction indicator showing the curling direction, the first curling tendency direction indicator
being disposed along a normal line to the curl of the electric wire,

wherein the first curling tendency direction indicator is disposed on a surface of the connecting terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,734,927

OPTICAL CAPTURE AND ISOLATION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS IN A MICRO-FLUIDIC DEVICE UTILIZING SIZE SELECTIVE TRAPPING WITH OPTICAL COGWHEEL TWEEZERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cell sorting device, comprising:
a sample basin, the sample basin having a first trap position in optical connection with a first coherent radiation source
for producing one or more optical cogwheel tweezers;

a sample channel having a first end and a second end, the first end in communication with the sample basin, the sample channel
being downstream from the sample basin;

an exhaust channel having a first exhaust end and a second exhaust end, the first exhaust end in communication with the sample
basin, wherein a length of the sample channel between the first end and the second end is parallel to a length of the exhaust
channel between the first exhaust end and the second exhaust end;

an intermediate channel in communication with the sample channel and the exhaust channel;
a flow control device in communication with the sample basin, the flow control device positioned to control flow between the
sample basin and the sample channel or the exhaust channel;

a second coherent radiation source positioned to deliver radiation at a second trap position of the sample channel, the second
trap position between the first end and the second end;

a radiation detection device in optical communication with the second trap position;
a holding tank in connection with the second end, and
an exhaust tank in connection with the exhaust channel.

US Pat. No. 9,734,925

DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND LOWERING LOADS IN VERTICAL SHAFTS, IN PARTICULAR CONTAINERS WITH RADIOACTIVE CONTENTS

1. A device for lifting and lowering of loads in a vertical shaft, in particular of containers with radioactive contents,
wherein the device comprises a load platform, a load of the load platform being supported by at least four hollow spindles
arranged symmetrically in the vertical shaft and having a column-like structure,

wherein each hollow spindle is assembled from a respective one of at least four individual identical modules,
wherein each module comprises a front part and a rear part,
wherein the rear part has multiple first horizontal bores configured to enable both a firm anchorage with a shaft wall of
the vertical shaft and a firm screw connection with the front part,

wherein the front part consists of two identical parts that form a longitudinal slit on a front side of the front part,
wherein the rear part includes first short bores configured to receive driven pins, and the identical parts include second
short bores corresponding to the first short bores,

wherein the identical parts have multiple second horizontal bores corresponding to the first horizontal bores,
wherein at least four worm wheels are each movable both upwards and downwards through a respective one of the at least four
hollow spindles, in order to transmit a total load, the total load consisting of a bearing load and of a weight of the load
platform, uniformly distributed to the at least four hollow spindles,

wherein an interior of each hollow spindle has a thread with self-locking configured to receive a corresponding one of the
at least four worm wheels,

wherein each worm wheel possesses an upper end and a lower end, and is held on the upper end by a first bearing device and
on the lower end by a second bearing device, wherein the first and second bearing devices are connected with a driver pointer,
and wherein the driver pointer is moveable both upwards and downwards in the longitudinal slit of a corresponding one of the
at least for hollow spindles,

wherein each driver pointer is connected in a form-fit and force-fit manner with the load platform, and
wherein either:
on a head and on a base of each worm wheel is arranged a respective driving motor by which the each worm wheel is set into
a rotary motion; or

a rotary motion of each worm wheel is transmitted through the longitudinal slit by an outside shaft from outside to the worm
wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,734,921

MEMORY REPAIR USING EXTERNAL TAGS

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A memory integrated circuit, comprising:
a memory array having a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows, the memory array comprising at least one repair column
comprising at least one repair element, each of the at least one repair elements comprising at least one repair cell;

an external command/address interface to receive a command, a row address, and a column address from a source external to
the memory integrated circuit, the row address to select a row of the plurality of rows to output a row of data, the column
address to select a subset of the row of data; and,

an external repair address interface to receive a repair enable indicator and a repair address from the source external to
the memory integrated circuit, the repair address corresponding to a column of a subset of the plurality of rows, the memory
integrated circuit to determine, based on the command and the repair enable indicator, whether data from the repair column
is to be output by the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,734,920

MEMORY TEST WITH IN-LINE ERROR CORRECTION CODE LOGIC TO TEST MEMORY DATA AND TEST THE ERROR CORRECTION CODE LOGIC SURROUNDING THE MEMORIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:
applying a first signal in a first state;
applying a second signal in a first state that is configured to bypass an error code correction (ECC) logic block;
generating a first data pattern using a basic data generator;
writing the first data pattern to a memory of a computing system unmodified;
generating read memory data from a reading of the first data pattern;
testing the memory with the error code correction (ECC) logic block bypassed and the first data pattern applied, wherein the
read memory data is passed through the ECC logic block without modification into a data comparator and repair system, and
the read memory data is compared against expected data stored in the data comparator and repair system;

applying the second signal in a second state that is configured to activate the ECC logic block, wherein the second signal
in the second state is applied while the first signal in the first state is still applied;

generating a second data pattern using a linear feedback shift register, wherein the second data pattern is generated based
on a determination that the memory is operating correctly or is found to be in a repairable state;

writing the second data pattern to the memory, wherein modifications are added to the second data pattern by the ECC logic
block;

generating second read memory data from a reading of the second data pattern;
testing the memory with the ECC logic block enabled and the second data pattern applied, wherein the second read memory data
is passed into the ECC logic block with the added modifications; and

applying the first signal in a second state that is configured to enable the ECC logic block for post-manufacture testing.

US Pat. No. 9,734,917

CURRENT BALANCE CIRCUIT AND THE METHOD THEREOF

Monolithic Power Systems,...

1. A current balance circuit for a power management device having a first current channel and a second current channel, comprising:
a first terminal coupled to an input terminal of the first current channel;
a second terminal coupled to an input terminal of the second current channel;
a third terminal coupled to an output terminal of the first current channel; and
a fourth terminal coupled to an output terminal of the second current channel;
a first current sense circuit having an input terminal coupled to the input terminal of the first current channel to detect
a current flowing through the first current channel, and an output terminal configured to provide a first current sense signal
indicative of the current flowing through the first current channel; wherein

the current balance circuit draws current from the second current channel to the first current channel based on the first
current sense signal.

US Pat. No. 9,734,914

METHOD FOR DRIVING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A READING TRANSISTOR COUPLED TO AN OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR WRITING TRANSISTOR

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for driving a semiconductor device which comprises a memory cell comprising a first transistor and a second transistor,
wherein one of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the second transistor is electrically connected to a gate electrode
of the first transistor, and which further comprises a bit line electrically connected to the other of the source electrode
and the drain electrode of the second transistor, comprising:
turning on the second transistor and supplying a potential supplied to the bit line to the gate electrode of the first transistor
to write a data to the memory cell;

turning off the second transistor and holding a potential of the gate electrode of the first transistor; and
reading out the data from the memory cell by changing the potential of a control signal line.

US Pat. No. 9,734,906

MULTI-FUNCTION RESISTANCE CHANGE MEMORY CELLS AND APPARATUSES INCLUDING THE SAME

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising applying a programming pulse, having a selectable attribute configured to emulate a determined memory
function type, to one or more selected ones of a plurality of resistance change memory (RCM) cells, the plurality of RCM cells
being based on electrochemical deposition of metal ions within an electrolyte, the selectable attribute comprising an integration
of at least one pulse amplitude having a pulse time duration associated with the determined memory function type.

US Pat. No. 9,734,881

HIGH SENSING MARGIN MAGNETIC RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE IN WHICH A MEMORY CELL READ AND WRITE SELECT TRANSISTORS TO PROVIDE DIFFERENT READ AND WRITE PATHS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A memory device with high sensing margin comprising:
a memory cell having a storage unit coupled to a cell selector unit, wherein
the storage unit comprises first and second storage elements, wherein each of the first and second storage elements comprises
first and second terminals, wherein the second terminal of the first storage element is coupled to a write source line (SL-W)
and the second terminal of the second storage element is coupled to a bit line (BL), and

the cell selector unit comprises first and second selectors, wherein the first selector comprises a write select transistor
(TW) and the second selector comprises a first read transistor (TR1) and a second read transistor (TR2), wherein

the dimensions of both TR1 and TR2 are smaller than the TW,

the first selector is coupled to a word line (WL) for selectively coupling a write path to the storage unit, and
the second selector is coupled to a read line (RL) for selectively coupling a read path to the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,734,876

INDIRECT REGISTER ACCESS METHOD AND SYSTEM

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
accessing, via a first device, a first set of registers of a second device directly accessible by the first device via a first
address map;

accessing a second set of registers of the second device directly accessible by a pattern-recognition processor of the second
device via a second address map; and

accessing, via the second device, a second set of registers of the second device indirectly accessible by the first device
via the first set of registers, wherein the first device comprises a host computing device separate from the second device
and configured to access operational or configuration information of the second device from the second set of registers via
the first set of registers, wherein the first address map includes physical addresses for the first set of registers and does
not include physical addresses for the second set of registers, wherein the second address map includes physical addresses
for the first set of registers and the second set of registers.

US Pat. No. 9,734,875

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY APPARATUS

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor memory apparatus comprising:
an effective region configured to form a portion of an memory region and function as a data storage space;
a residual region configured to form another portion of the memory region; and
a capacity control circuit configured to be driven in response to a mode control signal provided from a controller, and to
restrict supply of power and signals to the residual region,

wherein at least a portion of the residual region is configured to be changed from being an unused region to being at least
one of an error correction code region and a reservoir capacitor region in response to the mode control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,734,866

PERCEPTUAL COMPUTING INPUT TO DETERMINE POST-PRODUCTION EFFECTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:
a display to present visual content including one or more of a video or a still image;
an effects database; and
a perceptual effects apparatus including,
an event manager to detect an event in the visual content and search the effects database for a post-production effect that
corresponds to the event, and

a device manager to automatically add the post-production effect to the visual content,
wherein the event manager includes a sensor interface to receive sensor data associated with a subject depicted in the visual
content, and wherein the event is to be detected based on the sensor data.

US Pat. No. 9,734,854

TAPE HEADS WITH SUB-AMBIENT PRESSURE CAVITIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A unidirectional tape head for reading and/or writing to a magnetic tape, the tape head comprising:
a tape-bearing surface of a tape head body;
a transducer area on the tape-bearing surface of the tape head body with at least one transducer that is a read and/or write
element designed for reading and/or writing to the magnetic tape;

a cavity open on the tape-bearing surface adjacent to the transducer area on the tape head body, wherein the cavity extends
parallel to the transducer area and transversally to the longitudinal direction of circulation of the tape such that an opening
of the cavity faces the tape in operation,

wherein the cavity is directly adjacent to a front lateral edge of the unidirectional tape head, wherein the front lateral
edge is between a top side and a front side of the unidirectional tape head in a horizontal direction at a forward end at
which the magnetic tape is initially incident and moves along toward a back end of the unidirectional tape head in the horizontal
direction,

wherein the cavity is further dimensioned and arranged with respect to the transducer area to create sub-ambient pressure
therein upon circulation of the tape in operation, and

wherein the length of the cavity transversal to the longitudinal direction of circulation of the tape is at least the same
as the length of the transducer area and does not exceed the length of the transducer area by more than 0.25 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,734,846

MAGNETIC RECORDING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF MAGNETIC RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A magnetic recording apparatus comprising:
a writing unit configured to form a recording column extending in a first direction, by applying a recording magnetic field
to a recording medium;

a moving unit configured to move a relative position of the recording medium and the writing unit to a second direction perpendicular
to the first direction; and

a controlling unit configured to control the writing unit and the moving unit such that, on the recording medium, the recording
columns mutually adjacent in regard to the second direction partially overlap in the second direction,

wherein the controlling unit controls the moving unit such that a quantity of movement in the second direction in a case of
deleting information written on the recording medium by overwriting with the writing unit another information on the recording
column in which the information has been written is larger than a quantity of movement in the second direction in a case of
writing information on the recording medium with the writing unit, and

wherein the writing unit, the moving unit, and the controlling unit are implemented by at least one circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,734,845

MITIGATING EFFECTS OF ELECTRONIC AUDIO SOURCES IN EXPRESSION DETECTION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:
a microphone array configured to produce microphone audio signals;
an audio beamformer configured to process the microphone audio signals to produce directional audio signals, wherein a first
directional audio signal of the directional audio signals corresponds to a first direction with respect to the microphone
array and wherein a second directional audio signal of the directional audio signals corresponds to a second direction with
respect to the microphone array, wherein the first directional audio signal and the second directional audio signal emphasize
sound from the first direction and the second direction, respectively;

a speech activity detector configured to analyze one or more frequency characteristics of the first directional audio signal
and the second directional audio signal to determine a first level of speech presence and a second level of speech presence
occurring in the first direction and the second direction, respectively, over time;

a source detector configured to analyze the first level of speech presence and the second level of speech presence occurring
over a past time period to determine that an electronic source of sound is located in the first direction or the second direction;
and

an expression detector configured to perform actions comprising:
identifying the first direction where a first occurring level of speech presence is a highest level of speech presence;
determining that the first direction corresponds to a direction in which the electronic source of sound is located;
identifying the second direction where a second occurring level of speech presence is a second highest level of speech presence;
analyzing the first directional audio signal corresponding to the first direction to produce a first score indicating a first
likelihood that a trigger expression is represented in the first directional audio signal;

analyzing the second directional audio signal corresponding to the second direction to produce a second score indicating a
second likelihood that the trigger expression is represented in the second directional audio signal;

comparing the first score to a first threshold;
comparing the second score to a second threshold, wherein the second threshold is less than the first threshold;
determining that (i) the first score is greater than the first threshold or (ii) the second score is greater than the second
threshold;

concluding that the trigger expression has been uttered; and
performing speech recognition on subsequent speech, based at least in part on the trigger expression.

US Pat. No. 9,734,842

METHOD FOR AUDIO SOURCE SEPARATION AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy-...

1. A method of audio source separation from an audio signal comprising a mix of a background component and a speech component,
wherein said method is based on a non-negative matrix partial co-factorization, the method comprising:
producing a speech example relating to a speech component in the audio signal;
converting said speech example and said audio signal to non-negative matrices representing their respective spectral amplitudes;
receiving a first set of characteristics of the audio signal and a second set of characteristics of the produced speech example;
estimating parameters for configuration of said separation, said received first set of characteristics and said received second
set of characteristics being used for modeling mismatches between the speech example and the speech component, said mismatches
comprising a temporal synchronization mismatch, a pitch mismatch and a recording conditions mismatch;

obtaining an estimated speech component and an estimated background component of the audio signal by separation of the speech
component from the audio signal through filtering of the audio signal using the estimated parameters;

the first and the second set of received characteristics being at least one of a tessiture, a prosody, a dictionary built
from phonemes, a phoneme order, or recording conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,734,833

ENCODER, DECODER AND METHODS FOR BACKWARD COMPATIBLE DYNAMIC ADAPTION OF TIME/FREQUENCY RESOLUTION SPATIAL-AUDIO-OBJECT-CODING

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A decoder for generating an audio output signal comprising one or more audio output channels from a downmix signal comprising
a plurality of time-domain downmix samples, wherein the downmix signal encodes two or more audio object signals, wherein the
decoder comprises:
a window-sequence generator for determining a plurality of analysis windows, wherein each of the analysis windows comprises
a plurality of time-domain downmix samples of the downmix signal, wherein each analysis window of the plurality of analysis
windows comprises a window length indicating the number of the time-domain downmix samples of said analysis window, wherein
the window-sequence generator is configured to determine the plurality of analysis windows so that the window length of each
of the analysis windows depends on a signal property of at least one of the two or more audio object signals,

a time-frequency-analysis module for transforming the plurality of time-domain downmix samples of each analysis window of
the plurality of analysis windows from a time-domain to a time-frequency domain depending on the window length of said analysis
window, to acquire a transformed downmix, and

an un-mixing unit for un-mixing the transformed downmix based on parametric side information on the two or more audio object
signals to acquire the audio output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,734,832

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR UPMIXING A DOWNMIX AUDIO SIGNAL USING A PHASE VALUE SMOOTHING

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. An apparatus for upmixing a downmix audio signal describing one or more downmix audio channels into an upmixed audio signal
describing a plurality of upmixed audio channels, the apparatus comprising:
an upmixer configured to apply temporally variable upmix parameters to upmix the downmix audio signal, in order to acquire
the upmixed audio signal, wherein the temporally variable upmix parameters comprise temporally variable smoothened phase values;

a parameter determinator, wherein the parameter determinator is configured to acquire one or more temporally smoothened upmix
parameters for usage by the upmixer on the basis of a quantized upmix parameter input information,

wherein the parameter determinator is configured to combine a scaled version of a previous smoothened phase value with a scaled
version of an input phase information using a phase change limitation algorithm, to determine a current smoothened phase value
on the basis of the previous smoothened phase value and the input phase information.

US Pat. No. 9,734,830

SPEECH RECOGNITION WAKE-UP OF A HANDHELD PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A handheld portable electronic device comprising:
a plurality of microphones to pick up speech of a user, including a first microphone differently positioned than a second
microphone;

a first processor communicatively coupled with the plurality of microphones and having an activated state and a deactivated
state; and

a second processor communicatively coupled with the first processor and the plurality of microphones, the second processor
configured to:

receive a plurality of audio signals from the plurality of microphones;
process each of the audio signals to recognize a command in any one of the audio signals; and
signal the first processor to transition from the deactivated state to the activated state in response to recognizing the
command in one or more of the audio signals.

US Pat. No. 9,734,829

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a microphone;
a storage configured to store a list of a plurality of applications;
a display unit configured to display the list of the plurality of applications; and
a controller configured to, based on a result of recognition of voice received by the microphone, perform a detecting process
to detect, from the list, an application that corresponds to the result of the recognition,

wherein
the controller is configured to,
when the application that corresponds to the result of the recognition is detected in the list, activate the application that
corresponds to the result of the recognition, and

when the application that corresponds to the result of the recognition is not detected in the list, perform a displaying process
that displays, from the list, an application that enables input of character information, and

the controller is configured to,
in response to a selection of an application from the displayed list of the plurality of applications,
transmit a character string corresponding to the result of the recognition to the selected application.

US Pat. No. 9,734,826

TOKEN-LEVEL INTERPOLATION FOR CLASS-BASED LANGUAGE MODELS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An automatic speech recognition (ASR) system comprising:
an acoustic sensor configured to convert speech into acoustic information;
an acoustic model (AM) configured to convert the acoustic information into a first corpus of words; and
a language model (LM) configured to convert the first corpus of words into plausible word sequences, the LM determined from
an interpolation of a plurality of component LMs and corresponding set of coefficient weights, wherein at least one of the
component LMs is class-based, and wherein the interpolation is context-specific;

wherein the coefficient weights are determined at least in part based on a set of alternative parses of a training corpus
of words;

wherein the coefficient weights are determined according to a process comprising:
determining a training LM interpolation from the component LMs and the set of coefficient weights,
utilizing the training LM interpolation to determine the set of alternative parses of the training corpus,
determining a posterior probability for each of the parses in the set of alternative parses, thereby forming a set of posterior
probabilities; and

based on the set of posterior probabilities, determining updated values of the coefficient weights.

US Pat. No. 9,734,819

RECOGNIZING ACCENTED SPEECH

Google Technology Holding...

7. A system comprising:
one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or
more computers, to cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:

receiving, from a user, an utterance that was spoken while focus is set on a field of a form;
determining, from among one or more different field types, a field type associated with the field;
determining, from among different, predefined levels of speech recognition accuracy and from among different, predefined levels
of speech recognition latency, a predefined level of speech recognition accuracy and a predefined level of speech recognition
latency that are indicated as acceptable for the field type;

selecting, based at least on the predefined level of speech recognition accuracy and a predefined level of speech recognition
latency that are indicated as acceptable for the field type, (i) one or more accent libraries that each include phonemes for
different pronunciations for words of a language and (ii) a level of correction for a speech recognition system to apply to
a transcription;

obtaining, from the speech recognition system, the transcription of the utterance that is generated by the speech recognition
system; and

providing the transcription of the utterance in the field of the form.

US Pat. No. 9,734,813

BICYCLE BELL WITH SILENCING MECHANISM

Christopher Lacy, Encini...

1. A bell comprising:
a bell;
a clapper;
a lever connecting to the clapper with a cable and is configured in a way that when the lever is lifted, the clapper is retracted
into the bell and becomes stationary; and

an attaching mechanism attaching the bell to a person, an animal or a transport.

US Pat. No. 9,734,812

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT PLAYING SCHEME

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to adaptively transmit sensor data, the method comprising:
receiving, at a first virtual instrument playing system, first sensor data of a first user;
detecting, at the first virtual instrument playing system, a first virtual instrument playing event based, at least in part,
on the first sensor data;

determining, at the first virtual instrument playing system, delay information that is indicative of a network delay between
the first virtual instrument playing system and a second virtual instrument playing system coupled to the first virtual instrument
playing system over a network;

based, at least in part, on the determined delay information, predicting, prior to occurrence of a first event, at the first
virtual instrument playing system, a timing of the first event that corresponds to the first virtual instrument playing event;

generating, at the first virtual instrument playing system, one or more data packets, the one or more data packets being indicative
of the first virtual instrument playing event and the first event timing; and

transmitting, at the first virtual instrument playing system, the one or more data packets to the second virtual instrument
playing system over the network.

US Pat. No. 9,734,810

AUTOMATIC HARMONY GENERATION SYSTEM

The Melodic Progression I...

1. A computer-readable storage medium, excluding transitory signals, and storing instructions that, when executed by a computing
system, cause the computing system to perform operations for music composition or training, the operations comprising:
accessing identified chord pairings classified as pathways, wherein a pathway is a data record identifying two or more chords
having a sequence between the two or more chords;

identifying an initial chord of a chord progression;
for multiple iterations, selecting a chord of the chord progression, and for each iteration of the multiple iterations:
identifying one or more of the pathways that have the selected chord as a first chord of the identified one or more pathways;
weighting a second chord of the identified one or more pathways;
selecting a pathway of the identified one or more pathways based on the weighting; and
combining the second chord of the selected pathway into the chord progression; and
using the chord progression to generate music,
wherein in a first iteration of the multiple iterations, the initial chord is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,734,801

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:
a display panel including a first display area displaying a first image and a second display area adjacent to the first display
area and displaying a second image; and

an image corrector which generates an image shifted by correcting the first image and the second image,
wherein the image corrector corrects the first image by changing a size of a part of the first image and the second image
by changing a size of a part of the second image such that the first image is shifted only in the first display area and the
second image is shifted only in the second display area.

US Pat. No. 9,734,792

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING RESET CONTROLLING UNIT AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:
an interfacing unit that converts one of a plurality of image signals inputted according to a switch among a plurality of
input modes into an image data, wherein at least one of the plurality of image signals is accompanied by a control signal
when the at least one of the plurality of image signals is inputted into the interface unit, and wherein the control signal
has a high level voltage while at least one input mode is a universal serial bus input mode for the display device to receive
an image signal through a universal serial bus, and wherein the control signal has a low level voltage smaller than the high
level voltage while the at least one input mode is a wireless input mode for the display device to receive a wireless image
signal;

a first reset controlling unit that receives the control signal when the at least one of the plurality of image signals is
inputted to the interfacing unit and that generates and sends a first reset signal to the interfacing unit in synchronization
with a rising timing and a falling time of the control signal to reset the interfacing unit, wherein the first reset signal
is in a pulse form and is generated at each of a rising time of the control signal and at a falling time of the control signal;

a driving unit that converts the image data into a data signal;
a display panel that displays an image using the data signal; and
a panel power unit that supplies a panel power to the driving unit and the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,734,787

METHOD FOR OPERATING MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM USING THE SAME

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method for operating a mobile electronic device having a motion sensor, a touch sensor, a microcontroller, and a processor,
comprising:
detecting a motion by the motion sensor and a fingerprint by the touch sensor;
generating motion data by the motion sensor in response to the detected motion and generating fingerprint data by the touch
sensor in response to the detected fingerprint;

comparing the generated motion data with at least one piece of enrolled motion data by the microcontroller and the generated
fingerprint data with enrolled fingerprint data by one of the microcontroller and the processor, wherein the enrolled motion
data and the enrolled fingerprint data are prestored in the mobile electronic device, and wherein the enrolled motion data
comprises first motion data; and

firstly, launching a first application when the generated motion data matches the first motion data and the generated fingerprint
data matches the enrolled fingerprint data, secondly, associating the enrolled fingerprint data with login information of
the first application to log into the first application, and finally performing a preset function of the first application
by the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,734,786

SOURCE DRIVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A source drive integrated circuit, comprising: a source driving circuit to generate data voltages according to a source
timing control signal and digital video data; output buffers to output the data voltages from the source driving circuit to
output terminals; and voltage protection circuits connected between the output buffers and the output terminals, wherein a
power supply voltage supplied to at least one of the voltage protection circuits is different from a power supply voltage
supplied to remaining ones of the voltage protection circuits for a single display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,734,780

DRIVING METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A driving method of a liquid crystal display device comprising a plurality of pixels and a plurality of signal lines, the
driving method comprising a step of:
inverting a polarity of an image signal, which is input to the plurality of pixels from the plurality of signal lines, every
one frame period,

wherein, in each frame period, the polarity of the image signal is different between any two pixels which are adjacent to
each other with one of the plurality of signal lines positioned therebetween,

wherein each of the plurality of pixels comprises a liquid crystal element comprising a pixel electrode and a transistor comprising
a first terminal and a second terminal,

wherein the transistor comprises a semiconductor having a wider band gap than a silicon semiconductor,
wherein a value of an off-state current per 1 ?m of a channel width of the transistor is less than or equal to 100 zA/?m under
a condition at which a voltage between a source and a drain of the transistor is in a range of from 1V to 10V,

wherein the transistor further comprises an insulating film over the semiconductor,
wherein the insulating film comprises a metal oxide of a Group 13 element, and
wherein a proportion of oxygen of the metal oxide is higher than a stoichiometric value.

US Pat. No. 9,734,775

DISPLAY POWER SAVING UTILIZING NON VOLATILE MEMORY

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A display device comprising:
a controller to couple to a graphics adapter external to the display device to receive information for display by the display
device;

an LCD display coupled to the controller, the LCD display comprising an array of pixel elements; and
a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) coupled to the controller and to the LCD display to receive data from the controller
for each pixel element and provide that data to the pixel elements for display, wherein the NVRAM comprises memory cells embedded
in each pixel element, such embedded memory cells coupled to provide pixel data to the pixel element with which it is embedded;
wherein the display device is operable to self-refresh to enable the graphics adapter to enter a reduced power consumption
state during continued display of the last information provided by the graphics adapter.

US Pat. No. 9,734,773

DISPLAY IMPROVEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A display improvement method for a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, wherein each pixel on the LCD panel includes a variety
of color sub-pixels, the method comprising:
acquiring a gamma curve for at least one kind of color sub-pixel of the variety of color sub-pixels in a case of a side view;
determining a luminance enhancement starting point on the gamma curve, according to tangent slopes of points corresponding
to respective gray-scale values on the acquired gamma curve, wherein a gray-scale value of the luminance enhancement starting
point is j, and the luminance enhancement starting point has a tangent slope less than tangent slopes of points having gray-scale
values (j?1) and (j+1) on the gamma curve;

increasing a luminance value of a point having a gray-scale value greater than or equal to the gray-scale value of the luminance
enhancement starting point and less than a maximum gray-scale value on the gamma curve.

US Pat. No. 9,734,767

ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH A BACKLIGHT, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING CONTROL PROGRAM STORED THEREON

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first processor;
a second processor;
a first display panel which is connected to the first processor and controlled by the first processor;
a second display panel which is connected to the second processor and controlled by the second processor; and
a light source which is connected to both the first processor and the second processor, whose light emission status is controlled
alternately by the processors, and which illuminates both the first display panel and the second display panel,

wherein the first processor is shifted from a control state of controlling the light source to a non-control state of not
controlling the light source and the second processor is shifted from the non-control state of not controlling the light source
to the control state of controlling the light source, along with a shift of the first processor from an operating state to
a non-operating state.

US Pat. No. 9,734,762

COLOR DISPLAY DEVICE WITH PIXEL CIRCUITS INCLUDING TWO CAPACITORS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An active-matrix color display device comprising:
a plurality of video signal lines configured to transmit signals representing an image to be displayed;
a plurality of scanning signal lines and control lines crossing the video signal lines;
pixel circuits arranged in a matrix corresponding to respective intersections of the video signal lines and the scanning signal
lines, each pixel circuit configured to display a pixel in one of a plurality of primary colors for forming the image to be
displayed;

a plurality of power lines configured to supply a power-supply voltage to the pixel circuits;
a scanning signal line driver circuit configured to selectively or collectively drive the scanning signal lines and the control
lines;

a video signal line driver circuit configured to drive the video signal lines by applying the signals representing the image
to be displayed; and

a power control circuit configured to drive the power lines, wherein,
the pixel circuit includes:
an electro-optic element configured to be driven by a current provided by the power line being supplied with the power-supply
voltage;

a drive transistor provided in a path of the current flowing through the electro-optic element, the transistor configured
to determine the current to be flowed through the path;

a data holding capacitor connected at one terminal to a control terminal of the drive transistor and at the other terminal
to the power line or a connecting point provided with a predetermined voltage;

a write control transistor connected to the data holding capacitor such that a voltage is provided to the data holding capacitor
when the write control transistor is on after an initialization operation and in a writing operation before a light emission
period, and the provided voltage is held in the data holding capacitor when the write control transistor is off, the provided
voltage having a value changed by a predetermined value from a voltage obtained by adding or subtracting a voltage corresponding
to a video signal representing an image to be displayed to or from a threshold voltage of the drive transistor; and

a threshold holding capacitor connected at one terminal to the control terminal of the drive transistor and at the other terminal
to a conductive terminal of the drive transistor or a connecting point provided with a predetermined constant voltage,

the write control transistor connected to the data holding capacitor such that a voltage is provided to the threshold holding
capacitor when the write control transistor is on after the initialization operation and in the writing operation before the
light emission period, and the provided voltage is held in the threshold holding capacitor when the write control transistor
is off, the provided voltage being the threshold voltage or having a value changed by a predetermined value from the threshold
voltage,

the pixel circuits include a first pixel circuit configured to display a first primary color, a second pixel circuit configured
to display a second primary color, and a third pixel circuit configured to display a third primary color, and

among the first to third pixel circuits, as a service life of the electro-optic element becomes shorter, combined capacitance
of the data holding capacitor and the threshold holding capacitor increases and a layout area of the electro-optic element
increases.

US Pat. No. 9,734,760

SENSING CIRCUIT FOR EXTERNAL COMPENSATION, SENSING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sensing circuit for external compensation, comprising a differential amplifier, a first capacitor, a second capacitor
and an output voltage controlling circuit for the first capacitor;
a negative input terminal of the differential amplifier is connected with a display panel, a positive input terminal thereof
is connected with a reference voltage, and an output terminal thereof is connected with an output terminal of the output voltage
controlling circuit for the first capacitor;

one end of the first capacitor is connected with the negative input terminal of the differential amplifier, and the other
end is connected with an input terminal of the output voltage controlling circuit for the first capacitor;

one end of the second capacitor is connected with the output terminal of the output voltage controlling circuit for the first
capacitor, and the other end is grounded; and

the output voltage controlling circuit for the first capacitor is used for enabling an output voltage of the first capacitor
in a subsequent current integral stage to vary based on the reference voltage;

wherein a first switch is disposed between the negative input terminal of the differential amplifier and the display panel,
a second switch is disposed between the two ends of the first capacitor, and a third switch is disposed between the second
capacitor and the output terminal of the output voltage controlling circuit for the first capacitor; and

wherein the output voltage controlling circuit for the first capacitor comprises a first outputting circuit and a second outputting
circuit;

an input terminal of the first outputting circuit is connected with the first capacitor, an output terminal of the first outputting
circuit is connected with the output terminal of the differential amplifier; a fourth switch is disposed between the input
terminal and the output terminal of the first outputting circuit; and

an input terminal of the second outputting circuit is connected with the first capacitor, an output terminal of the second
outputting circuit is connected with the reference voltage; a fifth switch is disposed between the input terminal and the
output terminal of the second outputting circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,734,755

TRANSPARENT DISPLAY PANEL AND TRANSPARENT ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A transparent display panel, comprising:
first through (N)-th vertical constant voltage lines (N is a natural number);
first through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups (M is a natural number); and
transparent pixels disposed within a grid defined by the first through (N)-th vertical constant voltage lines and the first
through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups, the transparent pixels configured to be operated by constant voltages
transferred through the first through (N)-th vertical constant voltage lines and the first through (M)-th horizontal constant
voltage line groups,

wherein each of the transparent pixels comprises a transmissive window and a plurality of sub pixel circuits that are arranged
in a horizontal row and vertically adjacent to the transmissive window,

wherein the first through (N)-th vertical constant voltage lines comprise first vertical constant voltage lines and second
vertical constant voltage lines,

wherein each of the first through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups comprises a first horizontal constant voltage
line and a second horizontal constant voltage line,

wherein the constant voltages comprise a first constant voltage and a second constant voltage,
wherein the first vertical constant voltage lines are configured to receive the first constant voltage, and the first vertical
constant voltage lines are electrically connected to the first horizontal constant voltage line disposed in each of the first
through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups,

wherein the second vertical constant voltage lines are configured to receive the second constant voltage, and the second vertical
constant voltage lines are electrically connected to the second horizontal constant voltage line disposed in each of the first
through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups,

wherein each of the sub pixel circuits is electrically connected to the first horizontal constant voltage line and the second
horizontal constant voltage line included in one of the first through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups and receives
the first constant voltage and the second constant voltage,

wherein each of the first through (N)-th vertical constant voltage lines is disposed between transmissive windows in two horizontally
neighboring transparent pixels, and

wherein, for each of the first through (M)-th horizontal constant voltage line groups, the first horizontal constant voltage
line and the second horizontal constant voltage line are disposed between two vertically neighboring transparent pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,734,753

DATA ACQUISITION MODULE AND METHOD, DATA PROCESSING UNIT, DRIVER AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A data acquiring module, comprising:
a data input and output terminal, through which data enter into the data acquiring module, and which can output data independently;
a shift register groups, each of which comprises (b?1) serially connected shift registers, an output terminal of each shift
register being able to output data independently, wherein a and b are integers greater than 1; and

(a?1) serially connected first-in first-out memory corresponding to (a?1) shift register groups respectively, an output terminal
of each of the first-in first-out memories being connected to the input terminal of the last shift register in the corresponding
shift register group, and the output terminal of each of the first-in first-out memories being able to output data independently;

an input terminal of the last shift register in the shift register group without a corresponding first-in first-out memory
in the a shift register groups, and an input terminal of the last first-in first-out memory in the (a?1) serially connected
first-in first-out memories being connected to the data input and output terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,734,745

SUBPIXEL ARRANGEMENTS OF DISPLAYS AND METHOD FOR RENDERING THE SAME

SHENZHEN YUNYINGGU TECHNO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a display panel comprising an array of 2n subpixels arranged in columns, the array of subpixels forming n pixels (n is a positive
integer multiple of 3), wherein

(?)n subpixels in the array have a first color, (?)n subpixels in the array have a second color, and (?)n subpixels in the
array have a third color, and

each column of the array comprises at least one of (i) subpixels therein having one of the first, second, and third colors,
(ii) subpixels therein having two of the first, second, and third colors, or (iii) subpixels therein having the first, second,
and third colors; and

control logic operatively coupled to the display panel and configured to render the array of subpixels based on display data
of a frame, wherein

the display data of the frame includes n pieces of data, each of which comprising a first component representing the first
color, a second component representing the second color, and a third component representing the third color, and

the control logic is further configured to:
convert the display data of the frame into converted display data of the frame such that the (?)n subpixels having the first
color are rendered based on the first components, the (?)n subpixels having the second color are rendered based on the second
components, and the (?)n subpixels having the third color are rendered based on the third components, and

render each subpixel based on the converted display data of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,734,735

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SURFACE PATTERN

1. An optically variable surface pattern having at least two partial regions with reflection elements;
wherein the reflection elements of the first partial region on the one hand and the reflection elements of the second partial
region on the other hand reflect impinging light in different reflection directions;

wherein the first partial region is so covered with a first glazing ink layer that a viewer, upon a change of the viewing
angle at which the viewer views the optically variable surface pattern and despite the absence of an interference coating,
sees the first partial region glow in a first color upon reaching a first viewing angle, and the second partial region glow
in a second color that is different from the first color upon reaching a second viewing angle, the color in which each partial
region lights up being adjustable using only the first glazing ink layer, wherein, for the viewer, upon changing the viewing
angle, the partial regions glow consecutively in such a fashion that a movement of a motif is reproduced, wherein at least
a part of the motif glows consecutively in the corresponding colors of the partial regions, and wherein a part of the motif
always glows in the same color upon viewing at the corresponding viewing angles of the partial regions.

US Pat. No. 9,734,734

SELF-ERECTABLE DISPLAYS AND METHODS OF MAKING SUCH SELF-ERECTABLE DISPLAYS

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a shroud including a first shroud panel opposite a second shroud panel;
a support coupled within the shroud, the support including a top edge, a bottom edge, and first and second side edges, the
first and second edges extending through an aperture defined by the support, the first side edge includes a first tongue and
a first stop and the second side edge includes a second tongue and a second stop; and

an elastic band to be coupled to the support to outwardly bias the first shroud panel from the second shroud panel, when the
elastic band is coupled to the support, the elastic band surrounds the support engaging the top edge and the bottom edge.

US Pat. No. 9,734,729

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING TAXIWAY STOP BAR INFORMATION TO AN AIRCREW

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A system for displaying active stop bar information to an aircrew member of an aircraft, the system comprising:
a display subsystem configured to display visual information to the aircrew member of the aircraft;
a database comprising information regarding a geographical location of a stop bar at an airport;
a position detecting subsystem that detects a current location of the aircraft with respect to a ground surface at the airport
and to generate a first signal indicative of the current location of the aircraft;

a light detection subsystem that (1) detects that a stop bar is lighted and active by detecting a light signature and pattern
emitted from a lighted, active stop bar from an area surrounding the aircraft and that (2) generates a second signal indicative
of the presence of the lighted, active stop bar; and

a processor operatively coupled with the display subsystem, the position detecting subsystem, and the light detection subsystem,
wherein the processor is configured to (1) receive the first signal from the position detecting subsystem, (2) based on the
information in the database regarding the geographical location of the stop bar, determine whether the aircraft is within
light detection range of the geographical location of the stop bar, (3) when in light detection range, estimate a location
of the stop bar with respect to the aircraft based on the first signal and the geographical location of the stop bar, (4)
receive the second signal from the light detection subsystem indicating that the stop bar is lighted and active, and (5) generate
information regarding the position of the detected lighted, active stop bar, (6) command the display subsystem to display
a graphic depiction of the detected lighted, active stop bar on the display subsystem, wherein the graphic depiction is indicative
that the lighted, active stop bar is lighted and active,

wherein the processor is further configured to determine a motional vector of the aircraft based on a defined fix time interval
prediction, wherein the motional vector comprises an area inside which the aircraft is not able to stop, wherein the processor
is further configured to generate a caution alert when the motional vector indicates that the aircraft will cross the detected
lighted, active stop bar, and wherein the processor is still further configured to generate a warning alert when the aircraft
position passes over the position of the detected lighted, active stop bar.

US Pat. No. 9,734,728

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DESTINATION SELECTION FOR VEHICLE INDICATIONS AND ALERTS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for providing alerts or indications to an aircrew of an aircraft that is in-flight and approaching a destination
airport, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving an aircrew runway selection from the aircrew of the aircraft, wherein the aircrew runway selection is one of two
or more runways at the destination airport, and wherein the runway selection is received into a flight management system (FMS)
of the aircraft via flight crew entry of data into a primary flight display or a multi-function display of the aircraft;

automatically generating a probable runway selection by the aircraft, wherein the probable runway selection is one of the
two or more runways at the destination airport, and wherein the probable runway selection is automatically generated using
an algorithm that utilizes one or more of an aircraft position, altitude, descent/ascent rate, glide path angle, ground speed,
or track;

determining a position of the in-flight aircraft with reference to a threshold point that comprises both a threshold altitude
and a threshold lateral distance from the destination airport, wherein:

if the determined position of the in-flight aircraft with reference to the threshold point is both of above the threshold
altitude and further from the destination airport than the threshold lateral distance, the method comprises generating alerts
and indications to the aircrew based solely on the received runway selection into the FMS from the aircrew of the aircraft
and not on the automatically-generated probable runway selection from the aircraft;

alternatively, if the determined position of the in-flight aircraft is either below the threshold altitude or closer to the
destination airport than the threshold lateral distance, the method comprises generating alerts and indications to the aircrew
based solely on the automatically-generated probable runway selection from the aircraft and not on the received runway selection
into the FMS from the aircrew of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,734,727

AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DISPLAY MOVING LANDING PLATFORMS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A display system for an aircraft, comprising:
a processing unit configured to receive data representative of a landing platform of a movable carrier, the data including
current energy parameters of the movable carrier, the processing unit further configured to generate display commands associated
with the landing platform and the energy parameters of the movable carrier, wherein the energy parameters include a current
speed of the movable carrier relative to the aircraft; and

a display device coupled to the processing unit for receiving the display commands and operable to render first symbology
representing the landing platform and second symbology representing the energy parameters of the movable carrier, wherein
the second symbology includes at least an indication of the current speed of the movable carrier relative to the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,734,726

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LANDING EXCEEDANCE WARNINGS AND AVOIDANCE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system comprising:
a surface slope determination system configured to measure a plurality of distances between an aircraft and a surface;
an inertial navigation system configured to sense aircraft attitude information for the aircraft;
a flight control system communicatively coupled to the surface slope determination system and the inertial navigation system,
the flight control system configured to estimate a slope angle of the surface based on the plurality of measured distances,
wherein the slope angle is defined by at least one of a lateral slope angle formed between an intersection of the surface
and a level ground plane in a lateral direction, or a longitudinal slope angle formed between an intersection of the surface
and the level ground plane in a longitudinal direction, the flight control system further configured to determine one or more
approach characteristics based on the slope angle and the aircraft attitude information, the flight control system additionally
configured to identify a warning condition and perform one or more avoidance measures when one or more of the approach characteristics
exceeds a predetermined threshold; and

a pilot cuing device communicatively coupled to the flight control system, the pilot cuing device configured to generate a
notification when the warning condition is identified.

US Pat. No. 9,734,721

ACCIDENT NOTIFICATIONS

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

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

receive sensor information from at least one sensor;
determine that a vehicle was involved in an accident based, at least in part, on the sensor information;
determine that an informative notification criteria is satisfied based, at least in part, on the accident;
send an informative notification in response to the determination that the informative notification criteria is satisfied;
determine whether a remedial request criteria is satisfied based, at least in part, on the accident and the sensor information;
in circumstances where the remedial request criteria is satisfied, send a remedial request based, at least in part, on the
satisfaction of the remedial request criteria;

in circumstances where the remedial request criteria fails to be satisfied, preclude sending of the remedial request based,
at least in part, on the failure of satisfaction of the remedial request criteria;

determine a location of the vehicle;
determine that the vehicle is located at a dangerous location based, at least in part, on the location of the vehicle;
determine a navigational path to another location that fails to be a dangerous location; and
cause the vehicle to move along the navigational path to the other location.

US Pat. No. 9,734,652

SIMULATING I/O USING MULTICOMPUTER DATA PROCESSING

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:
a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory
memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:

inputting a first token from a terminal that reads the first token from a chip card or a mobile phone;
transmitting, via a network, the first token to a server;
receiving, from the server, a second token that is different than the first token, wherein a portion of the second token includes
an identifier that associates the second token with the server;

simulating I/O corresponding to a magnetic stripe card by injecting the second token into a transaction processing component;
and

transmitting the second token to the server, wherein the second token is routed to the server based on the identifier included
in the second token.

US Pat. No. 9,734,645

METHOD AND APPARATUS PERTAINING TO MESSAGE-BASED FUNCTIONALITY

The Chamberlain Group, In...

1. A method for use in a system that employs a wireless time-slotted frequency-hopping communications protocol, the method
comprising:
at a control circuit having a unique system identifier:
upon receiving an individually-targeted communication, transmitting a corresponding acknowledgement message in a time slot
regardless of whether that time slot corresponds to the unique system identifier;

upon receiving a multi-target broadcast communication, transmitting a corresponding acknowledgement message in a time slot
that uniquely corresponds to the unique system identifier; and

upon determining a need to unilaterally transmit a message, transmitting the message asynchronously, wherein the asynchronous
transmission is at any time including outside of a time slot of the communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,734,640

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF BIDDING IN A VEHICLE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a processor;
a user interface coupled to the processor; and
memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the electronic device
to:

receive, over a wireless connection to the Internet, an auction notification for an online auction;
display, via the user interface to a user of a vehicle, the auction notification for the online auction that includes a selectable
option to place a bid on the online auction over the wireless connection to the Internet, wherein the selectable option includes
a bid increment for the online auction;

receiving, over a wireless communication connection, speed information received from a speedometer sensor coupled to the vehicle;
determine, based on the received speed information, a speed of the vehicle;
dynamically alter the bid increment based on the speed of the vehicle, wherein dynamically altering the bid increment includes
one or more of: increasing the bid increment in response to the speed of the vehicle increasing, and decreasing the bid increment
in response to the speed of the vehicle decreasing; and

display, via the user interface, a revised selectable option to place a bid on the online auction over the wireless connection
to the Internet, the revised selectable option including the altered bid increment.

US Pat. No. 9,734,636

MIXED REALITY GRADUATED INFORMATION DELIVERY

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A mixed reality system for presenting a plurality of visual information density levels for a plurality of geo-located data
items in a mixed reality environment, the mixed reality system comprising:
a head-mounted display device operatively connected to a computing device, the head-mounted display device including a display
system for presenting the plurality of visual information density levels within the mixed reality environment;

a memory device; and
a graduated information delivery program stored in the memory device and executed by a processor of the computing device,
the graduated information delivery program configured to:

provide a first visual information density level for a first geo-located data item displayed by the head-mounted display device
within the mixed reality environment; and

when a spatial information density of geo-located data item information in the mixed reality environment is below a predetermined
threshold, provide a second visual information density level greater than the first visual information density level for a
second geo-located data item displayed by the head-mounted display device, wherein the spatial information density comprises
a percentage of a unit area of a display of the head-mounted display device that is occupied by displayed geo-located data
item information.

US Pat. No. 9,734,630

REAL-TIME THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION OF INTERVENTIONAL MEDICAL DEVICES

Siemens Medical Solutions...

7. A method comprising:
acquiring a first at least two two-dimensional images of a body;
generating a first three-dimensional image based on the first at least two two-dimensional images;
acquiring a second at least two two-dimensional images of the body;
generating a second three-dimensional image based on the second at least two two-dimensional images;
determining a difference between the first three-dimensional image and the second three-dimensional image;
determining a region of interest based on the difference;
replacing first voxels of the region of interest of the first three-dimensional image with second voxels of the region of
interest of the second three-dimensional image to generate a first updated three-dimensional image; and

displaying the first updated three-dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 9,734,602

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for processing a medical image, the apparatus comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a signal having a plurality of frequency bands;
an image processor configured to segment the signal into a first signal of a first frequency band and a second signal of a
second frequency band based on a signal strength, configured to generate a first reconstructed image of the first frequency
band and a second reconstructed image of the second frequency band, and

configured to synthesize the first reconstructed image and the second reconstructed image,
wherein the image processor is configured to apply different weights to the first reconstructed image and the second reconstructed
image according to a contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of a region of interest, and configured to synthesize the first reconstructed
image and the second reconstructed image to which the different weights are applied.

US Pat. No. 9,734,591

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of processing image data of an electronic device, the method comprising:
dividing the image data into at least one segment corresponding to a feature of at least part of the image data;
determining a category corresponding to the at least one segment;
obtaining at least one feature information of the at least one segment corresponding to the category;
converting the at least one segment into converted data of the category based on the at least one feature; and
displaying the converted at least one segment,
wherein the converting of the at least one segment into the converted data comprises:
obtaining data based on the category and the at least one feature,
generating new content based on the obtained data, and
providing the new content as the converted data.

US Pat. No. 9,734,584

SEGMENTATION IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING APPLICATIONS BASED ON STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OVER TIME

Bracco Suisse SA, Manno ...

1. A data-processing segmentation method for use in diagnostic imaging applications, the method comprising:
providing a representation over a non-zero analysis time period of a body-part being perfused with a contrast agent, the representation
comprising, for each location of a set of locations of the body-part, an indication of a response over the analysis time period
of the location to an interrogation signal;

calculating, for each selected location of a set of selected locations, the value of at least one statistical parameter of
a statistical distribution of the response over the analysis time period of the selected location, the set of selected locations
comprising all the locations or a part thereof; and

segmenting the selected locations according to a comparison between the values of said at least one statistical parameter
for the selected locations with at least one segmentation threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,734,574

IMAGE PROCESSOR, TREATMENT SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An image processor comprising a computer system configured to implement at least:
an imaging parameter acquirer that acquires an imaging parameter which is used by a radiographic imaging apparatus in capturing
a perspective image of a target; and

a virtual perspective image generator that determines a method of generating a virtual perspective image from volume data
of the target in accordance with the imaging parameter, the virtual perspective image generator generating the virtual perspective
image from the volume data of the target in accordance with the imaging parameter,

wherein the virtual perspective image generator determines a weighting coefficient for each voxel value of the volume data
based on the imaging parameter, and the virtual perspective image generator generates the virtual perspective image from the
volume data by using the weighting coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,734,572

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEFECT ANALYSIS OF A SUBSTRATE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a first bitmap image of a substrate and a reference bitmap image from an image scan system;
binning values of the first bitmap image wherein the binning values includes:
determining a number of occurrences of each of a plurality of values represented in the first bitmap image;
binning values of the reference bitmap image wherein the binning values includes:
determining a number of occurrences of each of the plurality of values represented in the reference bitmap image;
comparing the determined number of occurrences of each of the plurality of values represented in the first bit image to the
determined number of occurrences of each of the plurality of values represented in the reference bit image; and

based on the comparing, determining whether a defect captured in the first bitmap image will image a photosensitive material
in a photolithography process.

US Pat. No. 9,734,571

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A method for acquiring a comparative image of a measured image measured from a semiconductor device and a reference measured
image measured from a reference semiconductor device, the method comprising:
acquiring the measured image measured from the semiconductor device and a first pattern image showing a pattern of the semiconductor
device corresponding to the measured image;

acquiring the reference measured image measured from the reference semiconductor device being the semiconductor device or
a semiconductor device different from the semiconductor device and a second pattern image showing a pattern of the reference
semiconductor device corresponding to the reference measured image;

acquiring matching information indicating a correlation of the first pattern image and the second pattern image based on the
first pattern image and the second pattern image, wherein the matching information is obtained by adjusting an image size
of at least either one of the first pattern image and the second pattern image based on a ratio of a first size of visual
field indicating a range on the semiconductor device of the first pattern image to a second size of visual field indicating
a range on the reference semiconductor device of the second pattern image; and

determining a difference of the measured image and the reference measured image based on the matching information to acquire
the comparative image.

US Pat. No. 9,734,570

COLOR CORRECT IMAGING

1. A system comprising:
an interface configured to receive data representative of a captured image of a printed product from an image capturing device
of a printing press; and

a processing circuit communicably connected to the interface and configured to:
process the captured image into a processed image within a standardized color space, the processed image comprising data that,
upon display on a display device, is accurate to a visual appearance of colors on the printed product within a tolerance of
no greater than 4 ?E of the colors in the standardized color space, and

transmit the processed image to a display device.

US Pat. No. 9,734,563

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

KEISOKU GIKEN CO., LTD., ...

11. An image processing apparatus for generating an output image by sharpening an input image, comprising:
a horizontal direction processing unit having: a first nonlinear processing unit configured to carry out nonlinear processing
on an input signal by using an upward-convex nonlinear function; a horizontal sharpening processing unit disposed at a subsequent
stage of the first nonlinear processing unit, the horizontal sharpening processing unit configured to generate a harmonic
in a horizontal direction containing a frequency component higher than a frequency component in the horizontal direction contained
in the input signal by carrying out sharpening processing having horizontal direction nonlinear arithmetic; and a first adder
configured to combine the input signal to the first nonlinear processing unit disposed at a preceding stage of the horizontal
sharpening processing unit and an output signal of the horizontal sharpening processing unit; and

a vertical direction processing unit having: a first nonlinear processing unit configured to carry out nonlinear processing
on the input signal by using the upward-convex nonlinear function; a vertical sharpening processing unit disposed at a subsequent
stage of the first nonlinear processing unit, the vertical sharpening processing unit configured to generate a harmonic in
a vertical direction containing a frequency component higher than a frequency component in the vertical direction contained
in the input signal by carrying out sharpening processing having vertical direction nonlinear arithmetic; and a second adder
configured to combine the input signal to the first nonlinear processing unit disposed at a preceding stage of the vertical
sharpening processing unit and an output signal of the vertical sharpening processing unit, wherein

the horizontal direction processing unit and the vertical direction processing unit are connected in series to process an
input image signal.

US Pat. No. 9,734,550

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENTLY DETERMINING RUN LENGTHS AND IDENTIFYING PATTERNS

1. A method of processing image data, the method comprising:
loading at least a portion of each of two horizontal rows of pixel values into memory, each horizontal row of pixel values
including a plurality of N pixel values, each pixel value in a row corresponding to one of N different columns of pixel values;

designating a second row of pixel values to be a current set of pixel values;
comparing a pixel value of the first column of the current row of pixel values to a pixel value of the first column of the
immediately preceding row of pixel value to determine if the pixel value of the first column of the current row is different
from the pixel value of the first column of the immediately preceding row;

if it is determined that the pixel value of the first column of the current row of pixel values is different from the pixel
value of the first column of the immediately preceding row, updating a set of detected pixel value change location information
indicating, for the first column, that a change in pixel values was detected in the first column at the current row;

comparing a pixel value of the second column of the current row of pixel values to a pixel value of the second column of the
immediately preceding row of pixel value to determine if the pixel value of the second column of the current row is different
from the pixel value of the second column of the immediately preceding row;

if it is determined that the pixel value of the second column of the current row of pixel values is different from the pixel
value of the second column of the immediately preceding row, updating a set of detected pixel value change location information
indicating, for the second column, that a change in pixel values was detected in the second column at the current row; and

generating vertical pixel value run length information for the first column of pixel values from the set of detected pixel
value change location information corresponding to the first column,

wherein the vertical pixel value run length information includes information indicating the number of consecutive rows a pixel
value remains unchanged in the vertical column of pixel values to which the vertical pixel run length information corresponds;
and

wherein generating the vertical pixel value run length information includes subtracting a number of a preceding row in which
a change was detected from a number of a row in which a change was detected, said difference indicating the number of rows
for which the pixel value remained unchanged.

US Pat. No. 9,734,542

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR MEASURING HEALTH

1. A method of measuring health, comprising:
receiving, at a server, a time-stamped digital recording of a spoken phrase sent via the Internet from a mobile device, the
mobile device associated with an Internet protocol address;

receiving, at the server, a time-stamped physiological measurement sent via the Internet from a medical measurement device,
the medical measurement device associated with a different Internet protocol address;

determining, by the server, that the time-stamped digital recording of the spoken phrase sent via the Internet is contemporaneous
with the time-stamped physiological measurement sent via the Internet based on genres of music associated with the mobile
device;

querying, by the server, an electronic database for the different Internet protocol address associated with the medical measurement
device, the electronic database storing electronic associations between names and Internet protocol addresses;

identifying, by the server, a group of the names in the electronic database, each name in the group of the names electronically
associated with the different Internet protocol address associated with the medical measurement device;

determining, by the server, that the medical measurement device is a shared device in response to the group of the names identified
in the electronic database;

selecting, by the server, a single name from among the group of the names identified in the electronic database; and
binding, by the server, the time-stamped physiological measurement to the single name in response to the genres of music associated
with the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,734,541

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A HEALTHCARE NETWORK SURVEY SOLUTION

MCKESSON CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a service provider system comprising one or more computers, a healthcare transaction comprising one of (i) a
prescription order transaction to be routed by the service provider system from a physician/healthcare provider computer to
a recipient pharmacy computer or (ii) a healthcare claim transaction to be routed by the service provider system from one
of a physician/healthcare provider computer or a pharmacy computer to a claims processor computer, wherein the healthcare
transaction identifies at least one or more of a drug for the patient, product for the patient, or service for a patient,
a transaction response, a gender code of the patient, a date of birth of the patient, or a patient location information, and
wherein the service provider system is configured to route the received healthcare transaction to a designated recipient computer;

determining, by the service provider system, that the received healthcare transaction is eligible for a survey based upon
an analysis of one of more of the drug, product, service, transaction response, gender code, date of birth or patient location
information identified in the received healthcare transaction;

selecting, by the service provider system, the eligible healthcare transaction for the survey based at least in part upon
a predetermined selection process wherein the predetermined selection process is designated by a survey sponsor; and

delivering, by the service provider system, a survey request to a survey recipient associated with the selected healthcare
transaction by electronic transmission to a facsimile or printer at a pharmacy location or a healthcare provider location
without transmission through the physician/healthcare provider computer, the survey recipient being identified from information
in the selected healthcare transaction, wherein the survey request includes at least a survey transaction identifier for identifying
the survey.

US Pat. No. 9,734,539

COORDINATED COIL SCHEDULING METHOD OF MULTIPLE PRODUCTION LINES FOR COLD ROLLING AREA IN STEEL PLANT

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A coordinated coil scheduling method of multiple production lines in a cold rolling area in a steel plant, the production
lines including an acid rolling line, a continuous annealing line, a hot galvanizing line, and a hot aluminizing and galvanizing
line, the method comprising:
Step 1: acquiring information about candidate coils to be scheduled for each of multiple production lines in the cold rolling
area;

Step 2: building a coordinated coil scheduling model of multiple production lines in the cold rolling area in the steel plant;
Step 2-1: according to production technological requirements of the production lines, calculating abrasion penalties and changeover
penalties incurred by equipment adjustment due to different production requirements, comprising: abrasion penalties of equipment
incurred by equipment adjustment due to different widths of two adjacent coils in a production line, abrasion penalties of
equipment incurred by equipment adjustment due to different thicknesses of two adjacent coils in a production line, abrasion
penalties of equipment incurred by equipment adjustment due to different surface requirements of two adjacent coils in a production
line, abrasion penalties of equipment incurred by equipment adjustment due to different annealing temperatures of two adjacent
coils in a production line, abrasion penalties of equipment incurred by equipment adjustment due to different weights of the
surface plates of two coils in a production line, and abrasion penalties of equipment incurred by equipment adjustment due
to different post-processing requirements of two coils in a production line;

Step 2-2: among coil schedules corresponding to the production lines in a cold rolling supply chain composed by multiple production
lines, an objective function of coordinated coil scheduling of multiple lines in the cold rolling area is built as minimizing
the abrasion penalties and changeover penalties incurred by equipment adjustment due to different production requirements,


where a decision variable of the objective function is represented as xijk, which indicates whether a coil i is processed immediately before a coil j, in a kth production line, if yes, the decision
variable xijk is assigned as 1, and if not, it is assigned as 0;

Step 2-3: constraints comprise ones for each of the multiple lines and cohesion constraints among the production lines;
where the constraints for each of the multiple lines include: (1) for each of all actual coils, there must be exactly one
coil being processed immediately before it; (2) for each of all the actual coils, there must be exactly one coil being processed
immediately after it; (3) changeover in width, thickness, surface requirement, and annealing temperature of lines should not
exceed predetermined upper limits; (4) it should be guaranteed that determination to a processing time of coils in each line
will not incur idle time between any two adjacent processed coils; (5) for each of the coils, it should be processed exactly
once in a production line along its required processing path;

where the cohesion constraints among the production lines imply a cohesion relationship between the production lines that
the coil cannot be processed in a downstream production line until it is finished in an upstream production line;

Step 3: an initial coordinated coil schedule of multiple production lines in the cold rolling area is obtained by using an
heuristic algorithm, which includes an initial coil schedule in acid rolling line, an initial coil schedule in continuous
annealing line, an initial coil schedule in hot galvanizing line, and an initial schedule of coils in hot aluminizing and
galvanizing line;

Step 3-1: Determine the initial coil schedule in acid rolling line: an initial coil schedule in the acid rolling line is obtained
by sequencing the coils to be processed in a descending order of a surface requirement code, and then sequencing the coils
with a same surface requirement in a descending order of their widths, and then sequencing the coils with the same surface
requirement and a same width in a descending order of their post-processing codes, and then sequencing the coils with the
same surface requirement and the same width and a same post-processing code in an descending order of their annealing temperatures;

Step 3-2: calculating a starting time and a finishing time of each coil in the initial coil schedule in the acid rolling line;
Step 3-3: determine an initial coil schedule in a continuous annealing line: an initial annealing schedule of coils in a material
inventory of continuous annealing line is obtained by sequencing the coils to be annealed in a descending order of their widths,
and then sequencing the coils with the same width in a descending order of their annealing temperatures, and then sequencing
the coils with the same width and a same annealing temperature in a descending order of their thicknesses, a coil schedule
in continuous annealing line is obtained by selecting the coils to be annealed from the coil schedule in the acid rolling
line, and sequentially inserting them after the initial annealing schedule of coils in the material inventory of continuous
annealing line;

Step 3-4: determine an initial coil schedule in the hot galvanizing line: an initial schedule of the coils in the material
inventory of hot galvanizing line is obtained, by sequencing the coils in the material inventory of hot galvanizing line in
a descending order of their post-processing codes; and then sequencing the coils with the same post-processing code in a descending
order of their widths; and then sequencing the coils with the same width and the same post-processing code in a descending
order of their thicknesses; and then sequencing the coils with the same post-processing code, the same width and the same
thickness in a descending order of their annealing temperatures; an initial coil schedule in the hot galvanizing line is obtained
by selecting the coils to be processed in hot galvanizing line from the initial coil schedule in acid rolling line, sequentially
inserting them after the initial schedule of the coils in the material inventory of hot galvanizing line;

Step 3-5: determine an initial schedule of coils in the hot galvanizing and aluminizing line: an initial schedule of coils
in material inventory of the hot galvanizing and aluminizing line is obtained, by sequencing the coils in material inventory
of the hot galvanizing and aluminizing line in a descending order of their post-processing codes; and then sequencing the
coils with the same post-processing code in a descending order of their widths; and then sequencing the coils with the same
post-processing code and the same width in a descending order of their thicknesses; and then sequencing the coils with the
same post-processing code, the same width and the same thickness in a descending order of their annealing temperatures; an
initial coil schedule in the hot galvanizing and aluminizing line is obtained, by selecting the coils to be processed in hot
galvanizing and aluminizing line from the initial coil schedule in acid rolling line, sequentially inserting them after the
initial schedule of coils in material inventory of the hot galvanizing and aluminizing line;

Step 3-6: calculating the starting time of each coil in the initial coil schedule in the continuous annealing line, the starting
time of each coil in the initial coil schedule in the hot galvanizing line, and the starting time of each coil in the initial
coil schedule in the hot aluminizing and galvanizing line;

Step 3-7: recording an initial coordinated coil schedule of multiple production lines in the cold rolling area, and calculating
the objective function value corresponding to the initial coordinated coil schedule of multiple lines in the cold rolling
area;

Step 4: improving in real time the initial coordinated coil schedule of multiple lines in the cold rolling area;
Step 5: sending the improved coordinated coil schedule of multiple lines in the cold rolling area to an automatic control
systems (ACS) of each production lines in the cold rolling area, and realizing the coordinated coil scheduling of multiple
lines in the cold rolling area,

wherein realizing the coordinated coil scheduling includes:
processing, by an ACS of the acid rolling line, the coils whose processing route pass the acid rolling line using the acid
rolling line according to the coil schedule in acid rolling line which is a part of the improved coordinated coil schedule,

processing, by an ACS of the continuous annealing line, the coils whose processing route pass the continuous annealing line
using the continuous annealing line according to the coil schedule in continuous annealing line which is a part of the improved
coordinated coil schedule,

processing, by an ACS of the hot galvanizing line, the coils whose processing route pass the hot galvanizing line using the
hot galvanizing line according to the coil schedule in hot galvanizing line which is a part of the improved coordinated coil
schedule, and

processing, by an ACS of the hot aluminizing and galvanizing line, the coils whose processing route pass the hot aluminizing
and galvanizing line using the hot aluminizing and galvanizing line according to the coil schedule in hot aluminizing and
galvanizing line which is a part of the improved coordinated coil schedule, and

wherein the coordinated coil scheduling improves the quality of the product by having reduced equipment adjustment and reduced
abrasion penalties.

US Pat. No. 9,734,527

VISUAL SHOPPING

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method for customizing consumer products comprising:
presenting, by a touch screen, a rendering of a customizable product to a user;
presenting, by the touch screen, a set of customizations of a feature of the product on a linearly scrollable axis wherein
the axis passes through the rendering and wherein first and second customizations of the set of customizations are depicted
on the axis and positioned adjacent to each other on the axis;

in response to receiving, by the touch screen, a first input from the user causing scrolling of the axis, updating the rendering
of the product upon the first or second customization traversing the rendering of the product during scrolling of the axis
by presenting the product as being customized with the first or second customization, wherein, during scrolling of the axis,
the first and second customizations do not obscure at least a portion of the rendering of the product;

in response to receiving, by the touch screen, a second input from the user,
selecting the first or second customization,
updating the rendering of the product to present the product as being customized with the first or second customization, and
generating, using a template corresponding to the first or second customization, an electronic file having product manufacturing
details that indicate the first or second customization; and

manufacturing the product according to the product manufacturing details of the electronic file.

US Pat. No. 9,734,517

DISCOVERING AN EVENT USING A PERSONAL PREFERENCE LIST AND PRESENTING MATCHING EVENTS TO A USER ON A DISPLAY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for notifying a user of one or more relevant events, the method comprising:
receiving location data for the user, wherein the location data for the user indicates a present location of the user;
accessing user profile data for the user, wherein the user profile data represents personal preferences for events, regardless
of the present location of the user, and the user profile data is based on prior search queries from the user and customization
of the user profile received as user input indicating the personal preferences for events;

determining one or more relevant events to occur in the future based on the location data for the user and the user profile
data for the user, wherein the one or more relevant events are one or more events near the present location of the user and
having a content satisfying the personal preferences of the user; and

notifying the user of the one or more relevant events.

US Pat. No. 9,734,516

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND DELIVERING TAILORED CONTENT BASED UPON A SERVICE DIALOG

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method, comprising:
embedding, by a first computer-based system, tailored content with at least one of a hyperlink or a uniform resource locator
(URL) for each tailored option of the tailored content, the at least one of hyperlink or URL configured to cause retrieval,
by a browser, of a website associated with the respective tailored option;

displaying, by the first computer-based system, the tailored content,
wherein the tailored content is based on a reminder and consumer preferences of a consumer,
participating, by the first computer-based system and in response to the reminder, in a custom service dialog to provide information
associated with the reminder,

displaying, by the first computer-based system, tailored options related to the reminder, the consumer preferences and the
tailored content; and

receiving, by the first computer-based system, a selection of the tailored options,
wherein the consumer preferences are ranked based upon highest percentage, spending amount, frequency of a behavior, and a
weighting factor.

US Pat. No. 9,734,510

ASSESSING HUMAN REACTION TO A STIMULUS USING COMPUTER VISION

Sensory Logic, Inc., Min...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium including instructions, which when executed by a machine, cause the machine to
perform operations comprising:
comparing a first facial image with a second facial image to identify a region of a face of a subject where an expressional
repositioning is evident; and

determining an emotion exhibited by the subject by creating a weighted emotional value from the identified region.

US Pat. No. 9,734,509

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CASHLESS VENDING DONATION TRANSACTION

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, A...

1. A vending machine, comprising:
a product housing storing a product offered for sale by the vending machine;
a dispenser for dispensing the product;
a transaction device operable to:
determine a preauthorized transaction amount for a cashless transaction;
determine a first selection of a purchase transaction associated with a purchase by a user of at least one of the product
or a service offered for sale at a purchase price by the vending machine, wherein the purchase transaction is for the purchase
price;

determine a second selection of a donation transaction comprising a selection of a donation amount after determining the first
selection, wherein the donation transaction is independent of the purchase transaction, and wherein the donation amount is
limited by the preauthorized transaction amount for the cashless transaction; and

facilitate a payment transaction associated with the first selection and the second selection; and
a controller for controlling operation of the vending machine and operable to communicate with the transaction device, the
controller further operable to provide instructions to the dispenser for dispensing a product in response to the payment transaction
facilitated at the transaction device.

US Pat. No. 9,734,508

CLICK FRAUD MONITORING BASED ON ADVERTISING TRAFFIC

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer implemented method performed by a computing device having a processor, comprising:
with the processor,
receiving electronic data representing first and second browser requests via the Internet, each of the first and second browser
requests received from a browser executing on a client device;

determining that the first browser request does not include any client ID containing information for identifying the browser
on the client device from which the first browser request is received;

determining that the second browser request includes a client ID containing information for identifying the browser on the
client device from which the second browser request is received;

determining that the first browser request includes an advertiser ID identifying an advertiser;
determining that the second browser request includes the advertiser ID identifying the advertiser;
determining excessive anonymous traffic to the advertiser identified by the advertiser ID in the first and second browser
requests;

wherein said determining excessive anonymous traffic includes:
incrementing an anonymous advertiser counter for the advertiser in response to the first browser request, wherein the anonymous
advertiser counter represents a number of browser requests in a first group of received browser requests, wherein each browser
request in the first group does not include any client ID and includes the advertiser ID;

incrementing an advertiser counter for the advertiser in response to the second browser request, wherein the advertiser counter
represents a number of browser requests in a second group of received browser requests, wherein each browser request in the
second group includes a client ID and the advertiser ID;

calculating a ratio of anonymous traffic by dividing the number of browser requests in the first group by the number of browser
requests in the second group; and

determining that the calculated ratio of anonymous traffic is greater than a threshold; and
the method further comprising: in response to said determining excessive anonymous traffic to the advertiser, marking the
first browser request as invalid.

US Pat. No. 9,734,506

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UTILIZATION OF CONTENT

CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, IN...

1. An apparatus for controlling utilization of content, the apparatus comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more memories operatively coupled to at least one of the one or more processors and having instructions stored thereon
that, when executed by at least one of the one or more processors, cause at least one of the one or more processors to:

associate one or more usage rights with content, wherein the one or more usage rights are based at least in part on a usage
rights grammar, each of the one or more usage rights corresponding to a permitted utilization of the content and one or more
conditions which must be satisfied in order for the respective usage right to be exercised;

receive, from a computing device external to the apparatus, a request to access the content, the request corresponding to
a requested utilization of the content;

determine whether the requested utilization corresponds to at least one of the one or more usage rights associated with the
content;

determine whether the requested utilization is within a limit on the number of simultaneous utilizations of the content available
for the same type of utilization as the requested utilization; and

enable the transmission of at least one of the one or more usage rights to a computing device external to the apparatus based
at least in part on a determination that the requested utilization corresponds to at least one of the one or more usage rights
associated with the content and on a determination that the requested utilization is within the limit on the number of simultaneous
utilizations of the content available for the same type of utilization as the requested utilization.

US Pat. No. 9,734,504

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INDICATING AND DOCUMENTING ASSOCIATIONS, DISCLOSURES AND INSTRUCTIONS USING VISUALLY IDENTIFIABLE DESCRIPTION

CMP.LY, Inc., New York, ...

1. A method of intercepting an electronic communication from a target message sender without a link to disclosure information
disclosing an affiliation or connection of the target message sender with another party to which the electronic communication
pertains, and transforming the electronic communication to include the link to disclosure information and for identification
and retrieval of mandated disclosure information relevant to the electronic communication, the method comprising:
forming a compliance URL address code comprising a concatenation of a base URL and a disclosure type code, said disclosure
type code selected from a data base of available disclosure type codes and being specific to the target message sender;

creating a link between said compliance URL and the mandated disclosure information relevant to the electronic communication;
accessing electronic data posting engines which the target message sender may use to post the electronic communication;
creating a data base of key words by disclosure type code,
associating key words for the disclosure type code to the compliance URL and,
scanning outgoing electronic communications from the target message sender for the presence of any keywords, and if at least
one key word is present, automatically inserting said compliance URL into an outgoing electronic communication that includes
a keyword, wherein a user accessing the electronic communication can click on the compliance URL and is automatically directed
to the mandated disclosure information.

US Pat. No. 9,734,502

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY IDENTIFYING ILLEGITIMATE ACCOUNTS BASED ON RULES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
determining, by a computing system, for a set of accounts, one or more feature combinations associated with one or more features
relating to the set of accounts;

generating, by the computing system, feature metrics for the one or more feature combinations, the feature metrics based at
least in part on a number of disabled accounts in the set of accounts;

determining, by the computing system, threshold values based at least in part on the feature metrics; and
applying, by the computing system, at least one rule for dynamically identifying accounts as being illegitimate, the at least
one rule based at least in part on the threshold values.

US Pat. No. 9,734,496

TRUSTED REMOTE ATTESTATION AGENT (TRAA)

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

9. A method for use with a consumer electronic device and a service provider, the method comprising:
performing, by a processor of the consumer electronic device executing an agent module stored in a hardware secure element
of the consumer electronic device, a self-verification of integrity of the agent module;

determining, by the agent module executing on the processor of the consumer electronic device, whether a subscriber identity
module (SIM) card that matches an identity of a provisioning SIM is present on the consumer electronic device;

responsive to determining that the SIM card that matches the identity of the provisioning SIM is present on the consumer electronic
device,

determining, by the agent module executing on the processor of the consumer electronic device, whether a network connection
to a server processor of the service provider is available, and

determining, by the agent module executing on the processor of the consumer electronic device, whether a network connection
to a home mobile network is available;

locking a financial instrument on the consumer electronic device based on one or more of: a failure of the integrity verification
of the agent module, an absence on the consumer electronic device of the SIM card that matches the identity of the provisioning
SIM, an unavailability of the network connection to the server processor of the service provider, and an unavailability of
the network connection to the home mobile network; and

re-enabling the locked financial instrument based on i) a confirmation from the service provider that indicates a successful
integrity verification, ii) a determination that the SIM card matching the identity of the provisioning SIM is present on
the consumer electronic device, iii) a determination that the network connection to the server processor of the service provider
has become available, and iv) a determination that the network connection to the home mobile network has become available.

US Pat. No. 9,734,490

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES CONTROLLED RESPONSIVE TO DATA BEARING RECORDS

DADESYSTEMS, INC., Miami...

1. In a system including
a portable device operative to cause financial transfers responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records,
wherein the device includes:

at least one reader, wherein the at least one reader is configured to read at each of a plurality of places of delivery
financial checks, wherein the financial checks correspond to payments by purchasers for goods delivered at places of delivery
on behalf of at least one vendor by an individual associated with the device and who transports the device to the places of
delivery, and

invoices corresponding to charges for goods delivered to purchasers at such places of delivery on behalf of the at least one
vendor,

a display,
at least one input device, wherein the at least one input device is operative to receive inputs from the individual,
at least one wireless communication interface,
at least one portable device processor circuit in operative connection with at least one data store,
wherein the at least one portable device processor circuit is operative to cause,
the at least one reader to read at a place of delivery
invoice data included in an invoice associated with a delivery of goods on behalf of a vendor to a purchaser by the individual,
and

check data included on a financial check received by the individual from the purchaser in payment for the delivered goods,
the invoice data and the check data to be wirelessly sent by the at least one wireless communication interface from the portable
device,

apparatus comprising:
server circuitry remote from the portable device, wherein the server circuitry is operative to cause
the server circuitry to receive the invoice data and the check data,
a determination to be made that the invoice data corresponds with stored data associated with a purchaser to whom the delivery
of goods is authorized to be made,

a check amount corresponding to the check data to be credited to a vendor account associated with the vendor.

US Pat. No. 9,734,480

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURE ASSET TRACKING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising facilitating a processing of and/or processing (1) data and/or (2) information and/or (3) at least
one signal, the (1) data and/or (2) information and/or (3) at least one signal based, at least in part, on the following:
at least one determination of identification criteria associated with at least one scanning device;
a processing of the identification criteria to cause, at least in part, a transmission of at least one scan response from
at least one tag to the at least one scanning device including, at least in part, asset data associated with the at least
one tag; and

a modification of a counter value associated with one or more advertising packets of the at least one tag based, at least
in part, on the transmission of the asset data.

US Pat. No. 9,734,475

SLAB MATCHING METHOD FOR MULTIPLE HOT ROLLING LINES TO IMPROVE MATERIAL RESOURCE UTILIZATION OF A STEEL PLANT

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A slab matching method for multiple hot rolling lines of a steel plant to improve a material resource utilization, the
method comprising:
step 1: grouping slabs and orders based on steel grades to obtain slab-order groups;
step 2: based on a criterion of specification matching of slab and order, determining a matching condition between the slabs
and the orders within each of slab-order groups;

wherein the criterion of specification matching of slab and order is as follows:
1) when a steel grade of a slab is identical to a steel grade required by an order or there exists a better-substituting-relation
(BSR) between the steel grade of the slab and the steel grade required by the order, it is considered that the steel grade
of the slab matches the steel grade of the order;

2) when a width of a slab falls in a width range of a slab required by an order, it is considered that the width of the slab
matches a width of the order;

3) when a weight of a slab falls in a weight range of a slab required by an order, it is considered that the weight of the
slab matches a weight of the order;

4) when a length of a slab falls in a length range of a slab required by an order, it is considered that the length of the
slab matches a length of the order; and

5) each order has a specified hot-rolling production line, the slab allocated to the order needs to be subject to a coiling
operation in a coiler specified by the order, the weight of the slab cannot exceed a weight limit of the coiler, and when
the weight of the slab is less than the weight limit of the coiler specified by the order, it is considered that the weight
of the slab matches a limit weight of the order;

step 3: quantitatively describing a mis-order slab matching problem;
step 3-1: selecting a decision variable Xkijl for mis-order slab matching;

the decision variable xkijl represents a matching relationship between a slab i located in a slab yard k and an order j needed to be processed on hot
rolling line l, wherein when the slab i in the slab yard k is allocated to the order j of the hot rolling line l, the variable
is assigned a value of 1; otherwise it is assigned a value of 0;

step 3-2: quantitatively describing the object for mis-order slab matching;
wherein the object for slab matching comprises: minimizing a matching cost caused by a difference between the specification
of the slab and a specification required by its allocated order, minimizing a cost caused by unallocated slabs, maximizing
priority profits of the slab and the order, and minimizing a cost caused by unfulfilled order;

wherein
1) minimizing the matching cost caused by the difference between the specification of the slab and the specification required
by its allocated order includes:

minimizing a number of the slabs which are of high quality and allocated to the orders having a low quality requirement, thereby
improving the suitability of the steel when fulfilling an order; minimizing a number of the slabs which have a specification
mismatching a specification required by an order and are allocated to the order; and minimizing a number of the slabs which
need to be transferred to another storage due to the slabs matched to orders of different hot rolling lines;

(2) minimizing the cost caused by unallocated slabs
matching mis-order slabs as much as possible to unfulfilled orders, reducing the unallocated slabs to improve the material
resource utilization and reduce energy consumption due to repeated steelmaking;

(3) maximizing the priority profits of the slab and the order
according to production batches of the orders, a process flow of the orders, a time margin, a status of the order and a class
of the order, determining the priority profit of the orders and allocating the slabs to the orders having higher priority
profits preferentially; and according to a storage time of the slabs and a location in storage of the slabs, determining the
priority profit of the slabs and preferentially allocating the slabs having higher priority profits;

(4) minimizing the cost caused by the unfulfilled order, wherein
a fulfilled order means that the a quantity of the products is just equal to the quantity of products required by the order;
step 3-3: quantitatively describing process constraints of a designated scheme of mis-order slab matching:
(1) constraint of production process: each slab is only allowed to be allocated to one order at most;
(2) constraint of the quantity demanded by the order: the weight of the slabs allocated to an order should be within a range
of the quantity demanded by the order, and a redundant weight should not exceed the weight of any slab matched to the order;

wherein the redundant weight is equal to the total weight of slabs allocated to the order minus the slab weight required by
the order;

step 4: with respect to an information of the mis-order slabs and orders in each of slab-order groups, based on the matching
condition between the slabs and the orders in the step 2 and the mis-order slab matching problem quantitatively described
in the step 3, matching the mis-order slabs to the orders;

step 4-1: creating a set of initial mis-order slab matching schemes including matching schemes having a low matching cost
and matching schemes having a good dispersity, the matching scheme having a good dispersity referring to matching schemes
having a largest difference from the matching schemes having a low matching cost;

step 4-2: creating a reference set of matching schemes;
according to the object of the step 3-2, selecting N1 matching schemes having a low matching cost and N2 matching schemes
having a good dispersity from the set of initial slab matching schemes to constitute a reference set of matching schemes;

step 4-3: determining whether iterations of the step 4-2 reaches a terminating iterations, executing step 4-7 if iterations
of the step 4-2 reach a terminating iterations, and executing step 4-4 if iterations of the step 4-2 do not reach a terminating
iterations;

step 4-4: generating, from the reference set of matching schemes, a subset of matching schemes, wherein a matching scheme
having a low matching cost and any two matching schemes in the reference set of matching schemes constitute a subset of matching
schemes;

step 4-5: forming a new matching scheme by combination: recombining the matching schemes in the subset of matching schemes
to generate a new matching scheme;

step 4-6: optimizing the new matching scheme by using a method of local search algorithm and new neighborhood: exchanging
matching relationships between some slabs in the matching scheme to improve the new matching scheme;

step 4-7: updating the reference set of matching schemes, including: if the matching cost of the new matching scheme is lower
than a matching scheme in the reference set of matching schemes, then using the new matching scheme to replace an original
matching scheme in the reference set and executing the step 4-4; if no new matching scheme is generated, then regenerating
N2 new matching schemes having a good dispersity and combining the N2 new matching schemes with N1 matching schemes having
a low matching cost in the original reference set of matching schemes to create the set of initial matching schemes, and executing
the step 4-2;

step 4-8: allocating the mis-order slabs to the orders based on the matching scheme having a minimum matching cost in an updated
reference set of matching schemes;

step 5: quantitatively describing a slab re-matching problem;
step 5-1: selecting a decision variable xkijl describing a matching relationship between a slab and an order, which represents a matching relationship between a slab i
located in a slab yard k and an order j needed to be processed on a production line l, wherein when the slab i in the slab
yard k is allocated to the order j of the hot rolling line l, the decision variable is assigned a value of 1; otherwise it
is assigned a value of 0;

step 5-2: quantitatively describing an object for the slab re-matching comprising minimizing a matching cost caused by the
difference between the specification of the slab and the specification required by its allocated order, maximizing the priority
of order, minimizing the cost caused by unfulfilled order and minimizing an overload of equipment unit;

wherein minimizing a matching cost caused by the difference between the specification of the slab and the specification required
by its allocated order means minimizing a matching cost caused by the quality difference, minimizing a matching cost caused
by the specification difference, minimizing the logistics cost and minimizing the cost caused by re-matching, wherein minimizing
a cost caused by re-matching means maintaining the original matching relationship between the slab and the order as far as
possible when re-matching slab;

wherein minimizing the overload means reducing an overload on the subsequent equipment unit and operates to minimize a risk
of accidents cause by overload of the subsequent equipment unit;

step 5-3: quantitatively describing a process constraint of the slab re-matching:
1) constraint of production process: when re-matching slabs among the orders, only adjust the matching relationships, and
removing a slab without allocating it to a new order is not allowed;

2) constraint for capacity of subsequent unit: in a subsequent process for the slab, the weight of the slab allocated to the
equipment unit should reach a minimum processing capacity of the equipment unit;

3) constraint for quantity demanded: the total weight of slab allocated to the order should be within the range of slab weight
required by the order, and the redundant weight should not exceed the weight of any slab allocated to the order;

step 6: with respect to information of the slab and order of each group of matched order, based on the matching condition
of the slab and the order in step 2 and the slab re-matching described quantitatively in step 5, adjusting all the matching
relationships of the slabs and the orders to form a final scheme of slab matching;

step 7: distributing the final scheme of slab matching to the multiple hot rolling lines and the slab matching is completed;
and

Step 8: processing the slabs at the multiple hot rolling lines based on the final scheme of slab matching.

US Pat. No. 9,734,472

REQUEST ROUTING UTILIZING COST INFORMATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for request routing comprising:
obtaining a DNS query from a client computing device at a first DNS nameserver, wherein the DNS query comprises a first uniform
resource locator (URL), wherein the first DNS nameserver corresponds to a content delivery network (CDN) service provider,
and wherein a domain portion of the first URL includes an identifier of the CDN service provider and an identifier of financial
cost information attributable to an original content provider for providing services on behalf of the original content provider;

determining that the first URL is associated with an alternative URL as a function of the financial cost information included
in the first URL;

transmitting the alternative URL to the client computing device, wherein the alternative URL includes information for causing
a DNS query to resolve to a domain corresponding to the CDN service provider and wherein the alternative URL further includes
supplemental request routing information not included in the first URL;

obtaining a subsequent DNS query from the client computing device at a second DNS nameserver, wherein the subsequent DNS query
corresponds to the alternative URL provided by the CDN service provider and wherein the second DNS nameserver corresponds
to the CDN service provider; and

resolving the subsequent DNS query, at the second DNS nameserver.

US Pat. No. 9,734,470

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED VIEWING AND CONTROL OF FIELD DEVICES THROUGH CUSTOM GROUPS AND ACTIONS IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

Honeywell International I...

1. A method comprising:
generating a graphical display associated with an industrial process control system having multiple field devices in an industrial
facility, the graphical display including multiple custom groups of field devices including a first custom group and a second
custom group, each of the custom groups comprising a subset of the field devices, wherein at least one of the custom groups
identifies field devices selected based on a personnel work shift, wherein the field devices in each of the custom groups
are selected based on a time of day that the field devices are critical, and wherein field devices in the first custom group
are critical at a different time of day than field devices in the second custom group;

presenting the graphical display including the first and second custom groups;
receiving a request to perform an action associated with a specified one of the custom groups;
initiating performance of the action for at least some of the field devices in the specified custom group; and
generating a report for the field devices in the custom groups identifying an operational health of the field devices over
time.

US Pat. No. 9,734,426

AUTOMATED FOOD RECOGNITION AND NUTRITIONAL ESTIMATION WITH A PERSONAL MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SRI International, Menlo...

1. A food recognition assistant embodied in one or more non-transitory machine accessible storage media, the food recognition
assistant comprising instructions executable by one or more processors to cause a personal mobile electronic device to:
receive a single digital image;
execute one or more feature detection algorithms using at least two different scales of resolution to determine one or more
salient regions of the image without relying on a user to specify the one or more salient regions, the one or more salient
regions depicting food;

execute a semantic reasoning technique to identify a food present in the image by comparing a characteristic of the one or
more salient regions with a characteristic of a known food; and

by an output device of the personal mobile electronic device, output a name of the identified food.

US Pat. No. 9,734,419

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VALIDATING CAMERA CALIBRATION IN A VISION SYSTEM

COGNEX CORPORATION, Nati...

1. A system for validating calibration of at least one camera in a vision system that images a volume space within a field
of view thereof operatively connected to a processor comprising:
a calibration process performed during vision system set up that generates and stores camera calibration parameters and result
statistics based upon calibration images of a first calibration object, the calibration images being captured by the at least
one camera during the vision system set up, the first calibration object having a known pattern and dimensions acquired at
at least one position within the volume space, the calibration process computing, during the vision system set up, a set of
calibration discrepancies between positions of extracted calibration features from the calibration images within the field
of view and predicted positions expected of the known pattern of the first calibration object;

a validation process that, during runtime system operation and subsequent to the calibration process, based on the camera
calibration parameters and the result statistics,

(a) acquires at least one validation image of the first calibration object or a second calibration object having a known pattern
and dimensions, (b) extracts validation features of the at least one validation image of the first calibration object or the
second calibration object, (c) predicts positions expected of validation features of the first calibration object or the second
calibration object using the camera calibration parameters from the calibration images acquired during the calibration process,
and (d) computes a set of validation discrepancies between positions of the extracted validation features and the predicted
positions of the validation features; and

wherein the validation process is constructed and arranged to determine whether at least one of the set of calibration discrepancies
or at least one of the set of validation discrepancies exceeds an acceptance threshold associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,734,414

UNIFIED FRAMEWORK FOR PRECISE VISION-AIDED NAVIGATION

SRI International, Menlo...

1. A computer implemented landmark recognition method comprising:
capturing a pair of stereo images comprising a view of one or more landmarks obtained by each of a plurality of cameras, where
each camera in the plurality of cameras has different position measurement data comprising location, depth and pose as compared
to position measurement data of each other camera;

computing a descriptor for each of the one or more landmarks based on the pair of stereo images;
computing a landmark snapshot for each landmark of the one or more landmarks in the pair of stereo images, the landmark snapshot
comprising the descriptor for the landmark combined with a spatial configuration for the landmark; and

comparing between the landmark snapshot for each of the one or more landmarks in the pair of stereo images to identify corresponding
landmarks in the pair of stereo images.

US Pat. No. 9,734,393

GESTURE-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for gesture-based control, the method comprising:
storing information in a database regarding a plurality of three-dimensional hand poses, the information inclusive of static
hand position, orientation, and skeletal finger configuration, and wherein a sequence of three-dimensional hand poses over
time collectively define one or more hand gestures;

receiving image information about a hand from one or more imaging devices; and
executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor:
identifies the hand against a background from the received image information,
generates a display incorporating the received image information about the hand,
estimates a three-dimensional pose of the hand based on the identified hand, identifies a hand feature of the hand based on
the estimated three-dimensional pose of the hand, the hand feature including identifying contact between two fingers of the
hand based on the estimated three-dimensional pose of the hand and the contact is identified between two fingers based on
geodesic image distance,

tracks the three-dimensional pose of the hand,
recognizes when a plurality of the three-dimensional hand poses matches one or more hand gestures,
generates a control command based on the matching one or more hand gestures, and
implements the control command responsive to the tracked plurality of three-dimensional hand poses that correlates to the
matched one or more hand gestures.

US Pat. No. 9,734,341

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING COMPUTING SYSTEMS FROM PERIPHERAL DEVICES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for protecting computing systems from peripheral devices, at least a portion of the method
being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
identifying a peripheral device configured to perform a charging function and at least one non-charging function;
wherein the charging function is any functions of the peripheral device that conveys current to and through the peripheral
device and/or charges a battery of the peripheral device and the non-charging function is any functions of the peripheral
device that is not designed to charging the peripheral device;

configuring an endpoint protection application with an endpoint protection rule that allows the charging function of the peripheral
device and does not allow the non-charging function of the peripheral device;

wherein configuring the endpoint protection application with the endpoint protection rule comprises configuring the endpoint
protection rule to apply to a device type of the peripheral device;

detecting, at least in part by determining a type of universal serial bus device that the peripheral device comprises, based
on a universal serial bus class identifier of the peripheral device, that the peripheral device is connected to a computing
system that is provisioned with the endpoint protection application; and

applying, based at least in part on the type of universal serial bus device that the peripheral device comprises, the endpoint
protection rule on the computing system to allow the charging function of the peripheral device;

wherein the peripheral device is able to charge via the computing system, while the non-charging function of the peripheral
device is blocked from being performed on the computing system by representing the computing system to the peripheral device
as a wall outlet on which the non-charging function cannot be performed rather than as the computing system on which the non-charging
function can be performed.

US Pat. No. 9,734,331

RENDER ENGINE, AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME, TO VERIFY DATA FOR ACCESS AND/OR PUBLICATION VIA A COMPUTER SYSTEM

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system to verify publication data at a computer system, the system comprising including:
one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions that, in response to being executed by at least one processor among the one or more processors,
causes the system to perform operations comprising;

retrieving active content, the active content including a reference to an external storage location from which additional
data is to be retrieved;

performing a first validation on the active content by applying one or more filters to the active content;
archiving a record of the reference, the record of the reference including a time stamp indicating a first date and a first
time associated with validation of the active content;

determining that a predetermined verification time interval has elapsed since the first date and the first time of the time
stamp;

performing a second validation on the active content in response to determining that the predetermined verification time interval
has elapsed; and

resetting the time stamp to indicate a second date and a second time in response to performing the second validation.

US Pat. No. 9,734,330

INSPECTION AND RECOVERY METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING VIRTUAL MACHINE VULNERABILITY

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A computer implemented inspection and recovery method for handling virtual machine vulnerability, comprising:
collecting, by an information collection module unit, collection target information from each of a set of virtual machines;
inspecting, by a vulnerability inspection module unit, vulnerability of a given virtual machine in conformity with preset
vulnerability inspection criteria, based on the collected target information, and determining whether a main system file has
been damaged; and

limiting, by a virtual machine control module unit, use of a system by the virtual machine suspected of being damaged due
to hacking, depending on preset hacking damage criteria, wherein the preset hacking damage criteria include forgery of a main
system file and injection of a suspicious Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file into a main process; and

recovering, by a recovery module unit, a damaged main system file in the given virtual machine to an original main system
file depending on results of the vulnerability inspection, based on preset recovery criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,734,329

MITIGATING ROP ATTACKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for mitigating return-oriented programming (ROP) attacks, the method comprising:
receiving, by a computer, program code for execution and associated components needed by the program code for execution;
loading, by the computer, the program code and associated components into memory;
selecting, by the computer, a predetermined number of sequences of machine language instructions from the loaded program code
and the associated components, wherein each sequence terminates in a return instruction, and wherein the predetermined number
of sequences includes:

machine language instruction sequences that are equivalent to a conditional statement “if-then-else . . . return”;
sequences of machine language instructions corresponding to known malicious code sequences; and
sequences of machine language instructions corresponding to machine language instructions in known toolkits for assembling
malicious code sequences; and

for each selected machine language instruction sequence:
rearranging, by the computer, memory blocks containing the selected machine language instruction sequence, using address space
layout randomization (ASLR); then

waiting, by the computer, an expected time interval required to locate the selected machine language instruction sequence
by inspecting the rearranged memory blocks; and

repeating the rearranging at the expiration of the expected time interval;
whereby ROP attacks are mitigated.

US Pat. No. 9,734,327

METHODS FOR RESTRICTING RESOURCES USED BY AN APPLICATION BASED ON A BASE PROFILE AND AN APPLICATION SPECIFIC PROFILE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
in response to a request for launching an application within an operating system of a data processing system, obtaining one
or more extended entitlements for the application, the one or more extended entitlements specifying one or more extended resources
the application is entitled to access;

generating one or more security profile extensions corresponding to the one or more extended entitlements;
creating a security profile specifically for the application based on the one or more security profile extensions and a base
security profile that has been previously compiled, wherein the base security profile specifies a list of one or more base
resources, wherein the one or more extended resources and the base resources are provided within the data processing system
and specified by the security profile extensions and the base security profile respectively; and

executing the application in a sandboxed operating environment that is configured based on the security profile specifically
generated for the application.

US Pat. No. 9,734,326

DYNAMIC INTERRUPT STACK PROTECTION

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

1. A computer system comprising:
a first memory storing an interrupt stack, the interrupt stack structured as a Last In-First Out (LIFO) buffer and having
memory addresses extending between a top address and a bottom address;

a second memory storing a software program;
a central processing unit (CPU) configured to access the software program and including an interrupt protection unit with
a first address register, a second register and a processor coupled to the first address register and the second address register,
the first and the second address register each storing a respective address of the interrupt stack, and the processor and
the CPU coupled to the first memory to access the interrupt stack to store and remove at least one stack frame onto and off
the stack as directed by the software program, the processor configured to:

set an access rule based on at least the first and second address registers when a first stack frame is stored onto the stack
and an execution of the software program is suspended by the CPU responsive to an occurrence of a first interrupt service
request (ISR) to prevent a first interrupt service routine that services the first ISR from accessing a hardware-protected
region of the stack, the hardware-protected region of the stack comprising the first stack frame and at least one stack frame
associated with one or more suspended interrupt service routines that service one or more suspended ISRs,

wherein when the first stack frame has been stored onto the stack and the execution of the software program is suspended by
the CPU, responsive to one or more occurring ISRs the processor is configured to hold a first set of contiguous stack frames
corresponding to the first ISR, a second set of contiguous stack frames corresponding to a second ISR and a third set of contiguous
stack frames corresponding to a third ISR in the stack in a LIFO linked list, until the one or more occurring ISRs interrupt
service requests are serviced.

US Pat. No. 9,734,324

MANAGING A PASSWORD

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer readable program
stored therein, wherein the computer readable program, when executed on a first computing device, causes the computing device
to:
receive a first password via a login dialog menu;
compare the first password to a set of passwords used by a password manager to enter passwords into respective login dialog
menus, the set of passwords being stored in a memory communicatively coupled to the processor;

in response to determining that the first password is not stored in the set of passwords, generate a first hash value corresponding
to the first password;

compare the first hash value to a set of hash values stored in the memory communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein
the hash values in the set of hash values correspond to respective passwords that are not stored in the set of passwords;

determine whether the first hash value corresponds with a second hash value included in the set of hash values; and
suppress, in response to determining that the first hash value corresponds with the second hash value included in the set
of hash values, storage of the first password in the set of passwords used by the password manager to enter passwords into
respective login dialog menus.

US Pat. No. 9,734,318

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE UNLOCKING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

11. An electronic device comprising processor configured to:
receive a first signal indicating a first pattern of movement of the electronic device;
receive, from an external device paired to the electronic device in accordance with a wireless communication protocol, a second
signal indicating a second pattern of movement of the external device;

delay the second signal by a delay interval so that the first signal and the second signal are temporally aligned, wherein
length of the delay interval is based on a distance between the first device and the second device and a signal intensity
of the second signal;

compare the first pattern of movement of the electronic device to the second pattern of movement of the external device; and
unlock the electronic device based on the first pattern of movement of the electronic device matching the second pattern of
movement of the external device.

US Pat. No. 9,734,315

WEARABLE TERMINAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A wearable terminal comprising:
a main body;
a main board in the main body;
a first touch pad coupled to a rear surface of the main body;
a band coupled to the main body, the band configured to secure the wearable terminal to the user;
a second touch pad positioned such that a user can touch the second touch pad when the wearable terminal is secured to the
user's body;

a conductive board connected to the second touch pad and to the main board; and
a controller configured to measure a difference in electric potentials between the first touch pad and the second touch pad,
and based on the measured difference in electric potentials, generate an electrocardiogram,

wherein the band comprises:
a lower band configured to contact the user's body; and
an upper band coupled to the lower band,
wherein the conductive board is made of a flexible material and mounted between the upper band and the lower band, and
wherein the second touch pad is positioned on the upper band and connected to the flexible conductive board through a hole
formed in the upper band.

US Pat. No. 9,734,314

PROGRAMMABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A programmable display apparatus capable of controlling access to an application, comprising:
a display that displays an operation screen;
a storage unit configured to store feature data of a face of a user and identification information of the user in association
with each other;

an authentication unit configured to
perform facial authentication based on image data of a subject obtained through image capture of the subject among a plurality
of users, and based on the pre-stored feature data; and

identify the user when the facial authentication is successful;
an access control unit configured to permit access to the application if the user has been authenticated;
a management unit configured to store, into the storage unit, identification information of the authenticated user and a history
indicating transition to a state in which the access is permitted, the identification information and the history stored in
the storage unit in association with each other;

an identification unit configured to identify a direction of a line of sight of the face if image data of the face is included
in the image data of the subject obtained through the image capture while the user is permitted to access the application;
and

a determination unit configured to determine, based on the image capture of the subject among the plurality of users, whether
or not a facial region included in the subject is larger than a predetermined size so as to determine that the subject is
foremost in the image data among the plurality of users,

wherein
the display displays a predetermined image on the operation screen if a predetermined event has occurred,
the management unit further stores, into the storage unit, a direction of the line of sight at a time that the predetermined
event occurred in association with the event to confirm that the user was looking at the operational screen at the time that
the predetermined event occurred,

if the authentication unit receives, from the determination unit, the image data that has been obtained through the image
capture and the image data shows the plurality of users, the authentication unit performs facial authentication for each of
the plurality of users, and the authentication unit transmits at least identification information of the subject from among
the plurality of users with the largest size to the access control unit, and

the access control unit permits the user to access the application on a condition that the facial region has been determined
to be larger than the predetermined size.

US Pat. No. 9,734,313

SECURITY MODE PROMPT METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A security mode prompt method, wherein the method comprises:
acquiring prestored first security information when it is determined that a terminal is currently in a first security mode;
receiving first verification information entered by a user;
establishing a first correspondence between the first security information and the first verification information;
displaying confusion information, the first security information, and the first verification information on a screen for the
user to select;

receiving a selection result of the user;
determining, according to the first correspondence, whether the selection result of the user meets a preset rule; and
prompting the user that the terminal is in a second security mode when the selection result of the user meets the preset rule.

US Pat. No. 9,734,312

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING WHEN USERS ARE UNINSTALLING APPLICATIONS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting when users are uninstalling applications, at least a portion of the method
being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
registering a program installed on the computing device as an accessibility service to enable the program to receive, via
an accessibility application program interface provided by an operating system of the computing device, accessibility events
designed to enable the accessibility service to assist impaired users when interacting with the computing device by describing
changes in content of user interfaces of applications running on the computing device;

after registering the program as the accessibility service, receiving, via the accessibility application program interface,
accessibility events in response to at least a portion of the changes in content of the user interfaces of the applications
running on the computing device;

detecting an attempt by a user to uninstall an application from the computing device by determining that a change in a user
interface described by at least one accessibility event occurred as a result of input the user provided to the user interface
to prompt an uninstallation process to run on the computing device; and

in response to detecting the attempt to uninstall the application, prompting the user to perform at least one action before
allowing the application to be uninstalled.

US Pat. No. 9,734,291

CNA-GUIDED CARE FOR IMPROVING CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND DECREASING TOTAL COST OF CARE

COTA, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method for improving clinical outcomes at a specific patient level and for decreasing total cost of care at a population
level comprising:
a computer containing a processor comprising a first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module executing on the processor
comprising the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module steps comprising:

(a) accounting for biological variance upfront by grouping patients in a patient population, thereby effectively removing
biological variance as a factor in value of care, and leaving treatment variance as a predominant factor in treatment outcome
by:

(i) receiving, collecting and recording in a database personal health information from each patient in the patient population,
the personal health information comprising each parameter that characterizes each patient in the patient population and information
that impacts survival, prognosis, or treatment based on the latest scientific knowledge or medical guidelines;

(ii) sorting the personal health information for each patient in the patient population using a sorting filter to provide
a sorted set of personal health information for that population, and to identify patients satisfying each parameter in the
patient population;

(iii) classifying like personal health information, and grouping types of patients in the patient population based on the
personal health information associated with the patient population by generating and assigning a plurality of Clinical outcome
tracking and analysis Nodal Addresses (CNAs) within the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module, wherein said
generating and assigning said plurality of nodal addresses comprises:

(1) representing each CNA as a discrete punctuated string of digits comprising a prefix, a middle and a suffix that represent
a set of preselected variables that partition the sorted and classified information into a clinically relevant set of health
information;

(2) reducing trillions of possible permutations to a reduced number of clinically meaningful permutations based on the discrete
punctuated string of digits representing each CNA that enable analysis of first behavioral and then consequent clinical and
cost outcome variance from an ideal value, expressed as best clinical outcome at lowest possible cost, in a requisite time
needed to alert for necessary care and avoidance of unnecessary care, thereby increasing the value of care, meaning better
clinical outcomes at a lowest possible cost;

(3) reducing processing requirements and time for processing to make real-time monitoring of medical provider performance
efficient based on the discrete punctuated string of digits representing each CNA and based on the reduction in permutations;
and

(4) enabling prediction of key points in time at which behavioral variance is likely to occur and interrupting treatment flow
to avoid over-/under-utilization of care to prevent the behavioral variance;

(iv) measuring clinical outcome for each CNA by:
analyzing the clinically relevant set of personal health information for the subset of the patient population for one or more
patients in the subset of the patient population; and

(v) measuring behavioral variance for each medical care provider of each patient in the patient population assigned to each
CNA by comparing differences between one medical care provider and another medical care provider in treating, testing, following
up, complying with prescribed medicines, and cost for each patient in the patient population assigned to each CNA;

(b) upon receiving communications from a payer via a first client device comprising a second clinical outcome tracking and
analysis module, identifying a health care service under consideration for a patient whose health plan benefits cover the
medical service and variables selected by the payer, the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module transmitting
to the second clinical outcome tracking and analysis module information comprising,

(1?) the clinical outcome data for each CNA in (iv),
(2?) the behavioral variance data for each medical provider at each CNA in (v);
(3?) a cost report comprising cost data in real time for treating each patient in the patient population assigned to the CNA
in (iii); and

(4?) one or more graphic analyses correlating cost of care to clinical outcome;
wherein the information is sufficient
for the payer to establish at the key points in time,
(a?) that the medical service is an appropriate delivery or level of service, considering potential benefits and harms to
the patient;

(b?) that the medical service is effective in improving health outcome by improving clinical outcomes and reducing total cost
of care;

(c?) that the service is cost-effective for the medical condition being treated and the clinical outcome, compared to alternative
health interventions or no intervention; and

(d?) that the service follows generally accepted medical practice, and
for the payer to approve payment to the medical care provider for the medical service;
(c) upon exchanging a series of communications with the patient via a second client device comprising a third clinical outcome
tracking and analysis module, the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module

providing information sufficient for a complete medical evaluation of the patient and for assigning a CNA to the patient,
and

using the CNA to determine an optimal level of care with a reduced risk of adverse variance; and to select a health care provider
and a desired level of CNA-guided care,

the series of communications comprising:
(i?) in response to a first communication from the patient reporting a health concern to the processor of the computer server
comprising the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module,

sending to the second client device comprising the third clinical outcome tracking and analysis module in reply a second communication
containing list of tests needed to diagnose the health concern as a medical condition;

(ii?) in response to a third communication from the patient containing results of the tests needed to diagnose the health
concern in (i?),

sending to the second client device comprising the third clinical outcome and analysis module in reply a fourth communication
containing a diagnosis of the medical condition and a list of additional tests needed for further classifying the medical
condition;

(iii?) in response to a fifth communication from the patient containing the results of the additional tests in (i?), based
on the results of the tests, the diagnosis in (ii?), and the list of additional tests in (ii?),

(a?) assigning, a CNA to the patient from the plurality of CNAs available in a(iii), the assigned CNA containing the clinically
relevant set of health information for the patient; and

(b?) transmitting to the second client device comprising the third clinical outcome tracking module a sixth communication
comprising:

 (1?) the assigned CNA; and
 (2?) a geographically organized list of medical professionals treating patients within the assigned CNA, wherein the list
of medical professionals is classified by one or more of geography, clinical outcome or cost;

(iv?) in response to a seventh communication from the patient selecting an optimal care plan comprising a reduced risk of
adverse variance and a medical professional that meets at least one or more of geographical, cost, and outcome needs of the
patient,

communicatively linking to a computing device comprising a third clinical outcome tracking and analysis module at the selected
medical professional's office to facilitate scheduling of an appointment of the patient with the selected medical professional

wherein the processor comprising the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module, the first client device comprising
a second clinical outcome tracking and analysis module, the second client device comprising a second clinical outcome tracking
and analysis module, and the computing device comprising the third clinical outcome tracking and analysis module are communicatively
linked via a network.

US Pat. No. 9,734,289

CLINICAL OUTCOME TRACKING AND ANALYSIS

Cota, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method for identifying a patient as a candidate for a specific treatment, comprising interactions between a medical care
provider, a computer containing a processor comprising a first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module, a client device
comprising a second clinical outcome tracking and analysis module that is communicatively linked to the first clinical outcome
tracking and analysis module via a network, and a medical professional user in need of the patient as a candidate for the
specific treatment, the method comprising:
(a) executing on the processor comprising the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module the steps of:
A) accounting for biological variance up-front by grouping patients in a patient population by:
(i) receiving, collecting and recording in a database personal health information from each patient in the patient population,
the personal health information comprising each parameter that characterizes each patient in the patient population;

(ii) sorting the personal health information for each patient in the patient population using a sorting filter, (i) to provide
a sorted set of personal health information for that population, and (ii) to identify patients satisfying each parameter in
the patient population;

(iii) classifying like personal health information, and grouping types of patients in the patient population, based on the
personal health information associated with the patient population by generating and assigning a plurality of nodal addresses
within the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module, wherein the generating and assigning said plurality of nodal
addresses comprises:

(1) representing each nodal address as a discrete punctuated string of digits comprising a prefix, a middle, and a suffix
that represent a set of preselected variables that partition the sorted and classified information into a clinically relevant
set of health information;

(2) reducing trillions of possible permutations to a reduced number of clinically meaningful permutations based on the discrete
punctuated string of digits representing each nodal address that enable analysis of first behavioral and then consequent clinical
and cost outcome variance from an ideal value, expressed as best clinical outcome at lowest possible cost, in a requisite
time needed to alert for necessary care and avoidance of unnecessary care, thereby increasing the value of care, meaning better
clinical outcomes at a lowest possible cost;

(3) allowing the user (a?) to identify certain of the personal health information as a desired set of characteristics, and
(b?) to add one or more attribute(s) to the personal health information to identify the personal health information of each
patient as being on an equal level of importance to other health information in the patient population database,

(4) reducing processing requirements and time for processing to make real-time monitoring of medical provider performance
efficient based on the discrete punctuated string of digits representing each nodal address and based on the reduction in
permutations; and

(5) enabling prediction of key points in time for alerting a medical professional with respect to a specific patient that
is a good candidate for the desired treatment;

B. identifying the specific patient as a candidate for the desired treatment for each nodal address by:
analyzing the clinically relevant set of personal health information for the subset of the patient population for one or more
patients in the subset of the patient population;

C. the first clinical outcome and tracking analysis module communicating an alert over the network to the client device comprising
the second clinical outcome tracking and analysis module that enables the medical professional user to access the sorted nodal
address data records to precisely identify the specific patient for which the medical professional is searching;

(b). the medical professional user of the client device being able to assess the benefits of the specific treatment for a
defined patient population at the lowest possible cost.

US Pat. No. 9,734,288

CLINICAL OUTCOME TRACKING AND ANALYSIS

COTA, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method for bundling of patient care services to provide clinical outcome certainty and cost certainty, comprising interactions
between a medical care provider, a computer containing a processor comprising a first clinical outcome tracking and analysis
module, a client device comprising a second clinical outcome tracking and analysis module that is communicatively linked to
the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module via a network, and a user, the method comprising:
(a) executing on the processor comprising the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module the steps of:
A) accounting for biological variance up-front by grouping patients in a patient population by:
(i) receiving, collecting and recording in a database personal health information from each patient in the patient population,
the personal health information comprising each parameter that characterizes each patient in the patient population;

(ii) sorting the personal health information for each patient in the patient population using a sorting filter, (i) to provide
a sorted set of personal health information for that population, and (ii) to identify patients satisfying each parameter in
the patient population;

(iii) classifying like personal health information, and grouping types of patients in the patient population, based on the
personal health information associated with the patient population by generating and assigning a plurality of nodal addresses,
within the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module, wherein the generating and assigning the plurality of nodal
addresses comprises:

(1) representing each nodal address as a discrete punctuated string of digits comprising a prefix, a middle, and a suffix
that represent a set of preselected variables that partition the sorted and classified information into a clinically relevant
set of health information;

(2) reducing trillions of possible permutations to a reduced number of clinically meaningful permutations based on the discrete
punctuated string of digits representing each nodal address that enable analysis of clinical and cost outcome variance from
an ideal value, expressed as best clinical outcome at lowest possible cost, in a requisite time needed to alert for necessary
care and avoidance of unnecessary care, thereby increasing the value of care, meaning better clinical outcomes at a lowest
possible cost;

(3) allowing the user (a?) to identify certain of the personal health information as a desired set of characteristics, and
(b?) to add one or more attribute(s) to the personal health information to identify the personal health information of each
patient as being on an equal level of importance to other health information in the patient population database,

(4) reducing processing requirements and time for processing to make real-time monitoring efficient based on the discrete
punctuated string of digits representing each nodal address and based on the reduction in permutations;

(5) enabling prediction of key points in time at which behavioral variance is likely to occur and interrupting treatment flow
to avoid over-/under-utilization of care to prevent the behavioral variance; and

(6) associating each nodal address with one or more bundles of predetermined patient care services at a predetermined cost
for treatment of the disease associated with the nodal address;

B. measuring clinical outcome for each nodal address by:
analyzing the clinically relevant set of personal health information for the subset of the patient population for one or more
patients in the subset of the patient population; and

comparing clinical outcome of like patients to like patients in (B) to minimize biological variability of clinical outcome;
C. measuring behavioral variance for each health care provider of each patient in the patient population assigned to each
nodal address by comparing differences between one medical care provider and another medical care provider(s), in treating,
testing, following-up, complying with prescribed medicines, and cost for each patient in the patient population assigned to
each nodal address;

D. reporting to the user via the client device comprising the second clinical outcome tracking analysis module communicatively
linked to the first clinical outcome tracking and analysis module of the processor by transmitting a communication containing
an alert over the network, the alert containing:

(i) the clinical outcome data in (B);
(ii) the behavioral variance in (C); and
(iii) a cost report comprising cost data for treating each patient in the patient population assigned to each nodal address;
and

(b) enabling the user to select a bundle of patient care services comprising a predetermined course of treatment at a predetermined
cost for the particular disease.

US Pat. No. 9,734,268

SLACK REDISTRIBUTION FOR ADDITIONAL POWER RECOVERY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system to implement an integrated circuit design, the system comprising:
a memory configured to store a timing database of current timing slack values based on current cell selection, placement,
and routing for a plurality of cycles defined by a plurality of cycle boundaries, each cycle representing devices between
a corresponding pair of the plurality of cycle boundaries; and

a processor configured to identify candidate cycle boundaries among the plurality of cycle boundaries for slack redistribution,
every one of the candidate cycle boundaries being associated with a positive timing slack, to select redistribution cycle
boundaries among the candidate cycle boundaries, to generate a modified timing database based on redistributing the positive
timing slack associated with the redistribution cycle boundaries, and to perform power recovery using the modified timing
database to reduce power at one of more of the redistribution cycle boundaries; and

a physical implementation of the integrated circuit design resulting from the power recovery using the modified timing database.

US Pat. No. 9,734,261

CONTEXT AWARE QUERY SELECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for generating a query list, said method comprising:
determining, utilizing program instructions stored in a computer readable storage medium and executed by one or more processors,
context data of a web page, wherein the context data includes textual data that describes subject matter displayed on the
web page;

receiving, by the one or more processors, a client query entered from a client-retrieved instance of the web page;
determining, by the one or more processors, an identifier associated with the web page that distinguishes the web page from
other web pages;

in response to receiving the client query, retrieving, by the one or more processors from a database, a plurality of queries
associated with the identifier;

determining, by the one or more processors, whether one or more of the retrieved queries correlate the determined context
data and the received client query;

selecting, by the one or more processors, a set of one or more queries from the plurality of queries based, at least in part,
on the selected set of one or more queries each having been determined to correlate the determined context data and the received
client query; and

sending, by the one or more processors, the selected set of one or more queries to the client-retrieved instance of the web
page.

US Pat. No. 9,734,260

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND RETRIEVING GEOSPATIAL DATA

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method of storing geospatial data in a geographic information system for a spheroid, the method
comprising:
storing, by one or more computing devices, geospatial data associated with a polar geospatial object in a memory as at least
a part of a payload of a parent node in a hierarchical tree data structure, the polar geospatial object associated with a
geospatial area located adjacent to a pole of the spheroid;

spatially partitioning, by the one or more computing devices, the polar geospatial object in tritree to obtain a first set
of descendant geospatial objects, the first set of descendant geospatial objects comprising first, second, and third child
geospatial objects, the first geospatial object being located adjacent the pole, the second and third geospatial data objects
being located away from the pole relative to the first geospatial data object, the first geospatial object associated with
a geospatial area having a longitudinal span spanning a longitudinal extent of the polar geospatial object, wherein a combined
longitudinal span of the second and third child geospatial data objects located away from the pole is equal to the longitudinal
span of the first geospatial object;

storing, by the one or more computing devices, geospatial data associated with each of the first, second, and third child
geospatial objects as at least a part of a payload of one of a plurality of child nodes of the parent node in the hierarchical
tree data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,734,247

TOPOLOGY SERVICE USING CLOSURE TABLES AND METAGRAPHS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:
one or more databases storing a closure table and a metagraph, wherein the closure table represents a directed acyclic graph
descriptive of a topology of nodes, and wherein the metagraph defines permissible relationships between types of nodes in
the topology of nodes; and

one or more computers configured to implement a topology service, wherein the topology service comprises:
a client interface configured to receive input for creating or modifying the topology of nodes;
a metagraph module implemented via one or more processors of the one or more computers and configured to access the metagraph
to determine validity of the input for creating or modifying the topology of nodes; and

a closure table module implemented via one or more processors of the one or more computers and configured to, based at least
in part on the input, create or modify the closure table representing the topology of nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,734,246

USING “SIGN IN WITH” STATUS AS AN ORACLE FOR SELECTING THIRD PARTY INTENTS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method, implemented by a server, comprising:
determining, by the server, a set of applications providing a particular functionality to be offered to a user of a user device;
identifying, by the server, a login state for an application in the set of applications, wherein the login state indicates
whether the user is logged into the application;

determining, by the server, a ranking of the set of applications based on the login state of the application, wherein a rank
of the application is higher than a rank of other applications in the set of applications when the login state indicates the
user is logged into the application;

determining, by the server, a list of recommended applications for the particular functionality in view of the ranking; and
causing, by the server, the list of recommended applications to be provided to the user via the user device.