|| List of recent Discrete-related patents
| Apparatus and methods for detecting data access|
The following abstract is not intended as a limiting description of the invention. Apparatus and methods are provided for detecting in real-time, data access in an information or file system and generating an alert to indicate a type of access.
| Monitoring of computer events|
A data processing system (1) is programmed with an interface (2) for capturing events which arise, and a process engine (3) for automatically monitoring captured events to identify completion of steps, each comprising a plurality of events linked by dependency relationships; and to identify completion of processes, each comprising a plurality of steps linked by dependency relationships. Software functions (5) execute in response to output of the process engine (3).
| Globally optimum trading positions for path-dependent options|
A trading position evaluation system for evaluating trading positions that are globally optimum for a path-dependent european contingent claims (ecc) includes an option price determination module configured to determine a current option price and a shifted option price of the path-dependent ecc based on ecc data and market data. The current option price and the shifted option price are determined at a trading time instance, selected from amongst a plurality of trading time instances obtained from a trader, based on at least one discrete-monitoring time instance occurring before the trading time instance.
| Laser method for treating hyperhidrosis targeting sweat glands|
A non-surgical, drug-free hyperhidrosis treatment includes applying infra-red laser irradiation having a wavelength of at least approximately 1064 nm to a plurality of discrete spots in the affected area. The operating parameters of the infra-red laser are adjusted so that the irradiation penetrates the skin at each spot and deactivates the underlying sweat glands.
| Surgical method utilizing a true multiple-fire surgical stapler|
An exemplary surgical method of treating tissue within the body of a patient may include having an endocutter having an end effector; inserting the end effector into the body of a patient through an opening; engaging tissue with the end effector; stapling tissue along two staple lines with the end effector; cutting tissue between the staple lines with the end effector; releasing the tissue from the end effector; and repeating the engaging, stapling, cutting and releasing within the body of the patient on tissue at a different location within the body of the patient while maintaining the end effector within the body of the patient. Another exemplary surgical method of treating a plurality of discrete tissue structures within the body of a patient in which an incision has been made may include having an endocutter that holds a plurality of staples; inserting the distal end of the endocutter through the incision in the patient; and transecting a plurality of the discrete tissue structures with the distal end of the endocutter, without withdrawing the distal end of the endocutter through the incision in the patient and without inserting additional staples into the endocutter..
| Medical tubing having variable characteristcs and method of making same|
The invention primarily is directed to a medical tubing adapted for insertion into a body tissue or cavity and method of manufacturing different variations of the tubing along a length of the tubing. The tubing comprises a plurality of individual, discrete, generally ring-shaped elements arranged in series and fused or bonded together forming a continuous tubular structure.
| Biopsy device with discrete tissue chambers|
A biopsy device includes a probe, a holster, and a tissue sample holder for collecting tissue samples. The probe includes a needle and a hollow cutter.
| System for diagnosing and treatment of pancreas, other tissues and organs and other medical conditions|
An electrotherapeutic treatment system includes a portion of at least one skin or external contact element including an element for measurement of the bioreactance of biologically active neurological points (banp) of a tissue or organ to be treated, monitoring of electromagnetic parameters received at the points and generating responsive corrective parameters; and a portion of a second electrode for neurologically transmitting bioreactive parameters proximally to a banp of tissues or organs to be treated, the parameters modifying discrete reactive values responsive to those measured by each of the first or second electrodes responsive to abnormal parameters received from tissues or organs to be treated at or between the banp.. .
| Distortion reduced signal detection|
The present invention relates to a device and a method for extracting information from detected characteristic signals. A data stream (26; 124a, 124b, 124c) derivable from electromagnetic radiation (14) emitted or reflected by an object (12) is received.
| Centrifugal separating assembly|
A centrifugal separating assembly for separating a fluid biological product into discrete components by centrifugation is disclosed. The assembly includes a first container defining a first cavity adapted to receive a human biological product, the first container having a circular upper wall, a cylindrical sidewall, and a concave shaped bottom wall.
| Process for making personal care articles|
A process for coating a personal care composition onto at least one discrete treatment area of a substrate having a first and second surface wherein the personal care composition has a yield point of from 10 pa to 2000 pa measured via a stress controlled amplitude sweep at a frequency of 1 hz and a temperature of 25° c. Comprising applying the personal care composition to a portion of the first surface of the substrate; providing a support member with a support surface wherein the second surface of the substrate contacts the support surface of the support member, the support surface having at least one cavity corresponding to the treatment area; providing a wiping member in contact with the first surface of the substrate; deforming the substrate with the applied personal care composition on its first surface into the cavity such that the resulting stress created due to the deformation of the substrate into cavity is less than the elastic limit of the substrate; providing relative motion between the support member and the wiping member such that excess personal care composition is removed and the substrate is coated with a discrete area of personal care composition substantially corresponding to the cavity; wherein the substrate is not permanently deformed; and removing the substrate from the support member..
| Easy access non-woven plastic bags|
A non-woven laminated plastic bag having a weakened portion is provided. The weakened portion is generally defined by a plurality of perforations in the bag.
| Easy access woven plastic bags|
A woven laminated plastic bag having a weakened portion is provided. The weakened portion is generally defined by a plurality of perforations in the bag.
| Cyclic noise removal in borehole imaging|
A method for removing cyclic noise from a borehole image includes transforming the image into the frequency domain using a two-dimensional (2-d) transform (e.g., using a discrete cosine transform). The cyclic noise components (peaks) are removed from the transformed image which is then inverse transformed back into the spatial domain using an inverse 2-d transform to obtain a corrected image.
| Network management assembly for managing a flow of network management traffic|
A network management assembly is disclosed for managing a flow of network management traffic across a network containing a plurality of discrete network domains. The assembly can include a first management terminal which is arranged to transmit network management traffic to each of the network domains via a respective first communication link, and a second management terminal which is arranged to receive network management traffic from each of the network domains via a respective second communication link.
| Photon beam diffusion|
An efficient numerical method for accurately rendering translucent materials using photon beam diffusion is provided that can account for multilayer materials and directional incident and exitant effects at the surface. In an embodiment, refracted incident light is represented continuously as a photon beam instead of as discrete photons.
| Selective touch scan area and reporting techniques|
Techniques are disclosed for selective area scanning, touch scanning, and/or reporting of touch screen contacts in electronic touch sensitive devices. The selective area scanning can be used to only scan a specific section of a touch screen area, the selective touch scanning can be used to scan only for specific touches or input sources on a touch screen, and the selective reporting can be used to selectively report only desired contacts to a device processor and reject all other contacts.
| System and methodology for a wind turbine|
A wind turbine having discrete sets of magnets on the turbine support and the turbine rotor, creating repelling forces and spaces therebetween. The reduction of friction between the turbine rotor and the turbine support allows for an increase in energy production and scale of the wind turbines..
| Method of making a non-volatile memory (nvm) cell structure|
A non-volatile memory device includes a substrate and a charge storage layer. The charge storage layer comprises a bottom layer of oxide, a layer of discrete charge storage elements on the bottom layer of oxide, and a top layer of oxide on the charge storage elements.
| Apparatuses for transferring discrete articles|
The present disclosure is directed to a transfer assembly for transferring discrete articles from or to a moving carrier member. The transfer assembly comprises a frame defining a rotation axis.
| Method and apparatus for controlling a ventilation therapy device|
A method and apparatus provide closed-loop control of the operation of a ventilator device based on physiological parameters received from and/or through a patient monitor device, which is a separate and discrete device from the ventilator device.. .
| Vacuum-insulated glass windows with glass-bump spacers|
Vacuum-insulated glass (vig) windows (10) that employ glass-bump spacers (50) and two or more glass panes (20) are disclosed. The glass-bump spacers are formed in the surface (24) of one of the glass panes (20) and consist of the glass material from the body portion (23) of the glass pane.
|Method of conditioning communication network data relating to a distribution of network entities across a space|
A method and apparatus for conditioning communication network data relating to a distribution of network entities across a space, for subsequent processing of the network data, is disclosed. The method comprises dividing the space into a grid comprising a plurality of discrete cells, so that each cell comprises a unique location within the space.
|Virtual machine file-level restoration|
Disclosed is a method and system for selectively restoring file-level data from a disk image backup. In embodiments, a virtual machine backup may be performed by dividing a virtual machine virtual disk file into a plurality of discrete fixed-sized data blocks sharing a common index file that is stored on a backup medium, such as a hard drive, to form a backup set.
|Graphical representation of ports of multiple types|
A system and method graphically display ports in a discrete event system (des) environment. A graphical representation of a model having at least one des component is provided in the des environment.
|Mesh delivery system|
A mesh delivery system for controlling electricity supplied to one or more electrical devices from a power source are disclosed. Signals relating to characteristics of the electrical devices are uniformly or non-uniformly sampled at discrete intervals are provided along with associated sampling time indications via the mesh network to a destination controller.
|Computer-implemented electrocardiograhic data processor with time stamp correlation|
A computer-implemented electrocardiographic data processor with time stamp correlation is provided. A monitoring circuit includes a persistent memory and power supply that powers an encoder that determines a differential voltage between a current discrete digital voltage value and a prior voltage value.
|Systems and methods for gathering information about discrete wireless terminals|
The present invention is broadly directed to systems and methods for gathering information about wireless transceiver devices in a defined boundary region. To this end, the disclosure is more particularly directed to gathering movement information (e.g., via detection and location) about two-way end-user wireless terminals within three-dimensional boundaries of defined local space (“dls”) to allow for selective control of the terminals and other subsystems, as desired.
|Magnetic platforms for biomolecule trappings, manipulations, and sorting|
A magnetic platform is provided and includes a patterned array of discrete magnetic elements positioned on a substrate, a plurality of first electromagnets for creating a first magnetic field substantially in the plane of the substrate, an electromagnetic coil for creating a second magnetic field substantially perpendicular to the plane of the substrate, and a control device for controlling the application of the magnetic fields. Processes for manipulating, transporting, separating and sorting micro- or nano-scale particles and biomolecules are also described..
|Method to print contact holes at high resolution|
A two-dimensional dense array of contact holes can be printed on a negative photoresist employing a combination of a quadrupole illumination lens and a lithographic mask including a criss-cross pattern of opaque lines. The openings in the quadrupole illumination lens are aligned along the perpendicular directions of the opaque lines.
|Methods of production for corrosion-resistant bit patterned media (bpm) and discrete track media (dtm)|
A method for producing a magnetic recording medium in one embodiment includes forming a magnetic material layer above a substrate, transferring an uneven pattern to the magnetic material layer to form concave portions and convex portions, the convex portions being magnetic regions, depositing a nonmagnetic material above the concave portions to form nonmagnetic regions, forming an oxide layer and/or hydroxide layer above the magnetic regions of the recording layer, and forming an organic material layer which exhibits a corrosion-inhibiting characteristic with respect to cobalt or cobalt alloy above the oxide layer and/or hydroxide layer.. .
|Ejection volume correction method for inkjet head, ejection volume correction apparatus|
An aspect of the present invention provides an ejection volume correction method for an inkjet head, including: an arranging step of ejecting functional ink as ink droplets from nozzles of an inkjet head so as to discretely arrange the ink droplets on a front surface of a substrate; a contacting step of filling the functional ink in between a mold and the substrate by causing the mold to contact the ink droplets arranged on the front surface of the substrate; a curing step of curing the filled functional ink so as to generate a functional film ; a separating step of separating the mold from the functional film; a measuring step of measuring a thickness of the functional film; and a correcting step of correcting an ejection volume from the nozzles based on the measured thickness.. .
|Method and apparatus for selective silencing of telephone ringing|
A system and method for a selective ring silencer that prevents people from having to listen to the telephone ring on and on with nuisance calls. The ringer silencer can be: (1) discretely constructed from a telephone, (2) part of a telecommunication device, or (3) part of a central telephone network construction.
|Discrete signal synchronization based on a known bit pattern|
Systems and methods for discrete signal synchronization based on a known bit pattern are described. In one aspect of the present subject matter, a discrete signal synchronization system is configured to synchronize a preprocessed discrete signal with a modified discrete signal.
|Polynomial phases for multi-carrier modulation schemes with time domain windowing|
In one aspect, a method includes performing a mapping on bits to form a complex data symbol, applying a frequency rotation mask to the complex data symbol based on a polynomial phase, performing an inverse discrete fourier transform (idft) after applying the frequency rotation mask, applying a time domain window after performing the idft, converting digital data to analog data after applying the time window and transmitting the analog data as an analog signal.. .
|Led flexible hanging display screen|
An led flexible hanging display screen comprises several discrete led modules (1) and a flexible mesh (2). The led modules (1) are arrange and fixed on the flexible mesh (2) in matrix form.
|Low profile antenna|
There is provided a low profile antenna comprising a line source, a corporate feed network, and a plurality of radiating elements. The radiating elements are arranged in a linear array so as to be discrete in a first direction and each continuous in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
|Damping device with adjustable spring rate|
A spring and damping device for a wheel suspension in motor vehicles includes an upper region, a lower region, and a damping element arranged between the upper region and the lower region. The device further includes a coil spring element and a rubber spring element.
|Organic light emitting device with improved light extraction|
The invention provides an organic light-emitting device (oled) comprising: a transparent substrate; a first, transparent electrode layer arranged on said substrate; one or more organic light-active layers arranged on said first electrode layer; a second electrode layer arranged on said one or more organic light-active layers; and a discontinuous layer comprising discrete, randomly distributed nanometer-sized domains of a low refractive index material, arranged between said first electrode layer and said one or more organic light-active layers. The discontinuous layer of discrete, randomly distributed nano-sized domains increases the light extraction efficiency of the oled..
|Cmos nanowire structure|
Complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor nanowire structures are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor device.
|Positive displacement dispenser for dispensing discrete amounts of liquid|
A dispenser for applying small amounts of liquid to a substrate. The dispenser includes a dispenser body, an actuator in the dispenser body, and a dispensing element including a dispensing element body removably coupled to the dispenser body.
|Width-adjustable storage module for cabinets|
A modular storage apparatus includes an expandable frame adjustably expandable to fit a storage space in an existing cabinet. The frame has adjustable-width cross members and uprights defining u-shapes, extendable glides attached to the uprights, and an expandable pullout module operably mounted on the glides for movement.
|Tire traction device|
A device to enhance tire traction comprises a two sided strip, one side of which is adhesive to the surface of a tire and the other side of which has affixed pebbles or similar discrete hard objects such as gravel, providing a traction surface for the tire. The discrete objects are roughly 5 to 12 millimeters along major axes and are as thin as 2 to 3 millimeters.
|Method of providing sectional control during seeding of a field using a farm implement|
A seed metering assembly for a farm implement has a meter roller that can be accessed and removed in a relatively quick manner. The seed metering assembly includes a fluted meter roller that is segmented into a number of discrete fluted sections.
|Seed delivery apparatus for a farm implement|
A seed metering assembly for a farm implement has a meter roller that can be accessed and removed in a relatively quick manner. The seed metering assembly includes a fluted meter roller that is segmented into a number of discrete fluted sections.
|Appearance objects for configuring and graphically displaying programmed/configured process control|
Enhancements to a strategy object editor for creating and modifying control strategies for process control systems (both distributed and discrete) is described. The improvements include: supporting a set of graphical depictions for individual control object (modified by an appearance object editor), drag and drop connections for declarations that connect control strategies to other control strategies, gui-based designation of object execution order, automatically applied line styles based upon connection data type, and automatic modification of elements within an appearance object to accommodate a moved attribute..
|Method and apparatus for using a finger swipe interface to control a system|
A method for using a finger swipe interface to control the functionality of a system comprises the following steps: storing a key swipe pattern; storing a key indicia; sensing a pick swipe pattern using a finger swipe interface; comparing the pick swipe pattern to the key swipe pattern; storing a positive result if the pick pattern is the key pattern; displaying, an array of different indicia at a plurality of discrete display locations. If a positive result, the array of indicia includes the key indicia, whereas if a negative result, the array does not include the key indicia.
|Systems and methods for identifying the relationships between a plurality of genes|
The present invention relates to a method and system for the evaluation of differential dependencies of a set of discrete random variables between two conditions. In some embodiments, the system and method compares two conditions by evaluating the probability distributions of the likely dependency networks from random variables..
|Supporting a heart|
A heart support system featuring a sleeve sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body, the sleeve having an inner surface arranged to contact the heart in use and a sheath extending about and constraining the sleeve. At least one of the sheath and sleeve carry a discrete mark detectable from outside the body with the sheath and sleeve implanted within the body.
|Method and/or system for obtaining signatures for use in navigation|
Disclosed are systems, methods and techniques for obtaining round trip time (rtt) measurements from acquisition of signals at one or more mobile devices, the signals being transmitted by one or more transmitters; approximating locations of the one or more mobile devices while obtaining the rtt measurements; and combining the measurements to determine expected rtt signature values at discrete positions in the area based, at least in part, on the obtained rtt measurements and the approximated locations.. .
The invention relates to a superheterodyne receiver, comprising: a sampling mixer being configured to sample an analog radio frequency signal using a certain sampling rate (fs) to obtain a discrete-time sampled signal, and to shift the discrete-time sampled signal towards a first intermediate frequency (. .
|Polyelectrolyte multilayers having salt-controlled internal structures|
A method, and an article made therefrom, of: contacting a substrate with a first solution of first polyelectrolyte chains to form a layer of the first polyelectrolyte on the substrate; and contacting the layer of the first polyelectrolyte with a second solution of second polyelectrolyte chains to form a layer of the second polyelectrolyte. The first polyelectrolyte has a polyanion or polycation chain.
|Correction of over-focus in digital images using centered discrete imaginary-power fractional fourier transformations with high-accuracy orthonormal eigenvectors|
A method for correcting overfocus of a digital image created from coherent imaging using centered fractional fourier transforms or mathematical equivalents is described. A received image is presented to a numerical processor, and a first numerical value for an imaginary power variable is selected and used in an iterative algorithm, numerical procedure, system architecture, etc.
|Biometric authentication using the eye|
An apparatus and method for authenticating a subject using the eye as an identifying biometric, in particular the shape of the cornea. An image projection device generates and projects an image of a pattern, of plural discrete points, onto at least a part of the cornea of the eye.
|Method and apparatus for improved sampling resolution in x-ray imaging systems|
The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for x-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of the sensing elements in appropriate memory locations given the angular offset between source and sensor.
|Receiver filter for dc-wander removal in a contactless smartcard|
Embodiments of a method for processing a baseband signal in a direct current (dc)-suppressed system, a system for processing a baseband signal in a dc-suppressed system, and a smart card are described. In one embodiment, a method for processing a baseband signal in a dc-suppressed system involves processing the baseband signal in the analog domain with a first high pass filter (hpf), converting the processed baseband signal to a digital signal, and processing the digital signal in the digital domain with a second hpf to provide a discrete-time differentiation of the baseband signal.
|Demodulator for frequency-shift keyed signals by using the goertzel algorithm|
With the sampling frequency fs and the specified frequency fg. To reduce the mathematical complexity in feed-power-limited devices, it is proposed that the sampling frequency fs is an integral multiple of the frequency fg of a specified discrete spectral component..
|Method of and apparatus for reducing papr in filter-bank multi-carrier system|
The invention relates to a method of reducing peak-to-average. Power ratio in a transmitting device of a filter-hank multi-carrier system, which includes the steps of: performing constellation modulation (210) on data to be transmitted; performing k-point discrete fourier transform (220) on a vector composed of k constellation symbols resulting from the constellation modulation: and performing offset-quadrature amplitude modulation (230) on a data vector resulting from the discrete fourier transform, wherein the parameter k represents the number of subcarriers allocated for transmission of the data to be transmitted.
|Systems and methods for selective filtering of inbound mobile communications|
Various implementations of the disclosed technology relate to selectively filtering inbound communications. An example implementation may send filtered incoming calls directly to an alternate voicemail account based on a list of pre-approved contacts.
|Method and device for elastic registration between a two-dimensional digital image and a slice of a three-dimensional volume with overlapping content|
The invention concerns a method and device for elastic registration of a two-dimensional source digital image of an object of interest with a slice of a three dimensional target volume of the object of interest, comprising defining a markov random field framework comprising at least one undirected pairwise graph superimposed on the two-dimensional image domain comprising at least a set of regular vertices and at least a set of edges, defining at least a grid of control points, each control point corresponding to a vertex of the set of vertices, and a neighborhood system of edges associated with vertices. The method of the invention comprises defining a set of multi-dimensional labels of a discrete space to apply a displacement to each control point, a control point displacement defining a transformation adapted to obtain a plane slice of the target volume and an in-plane deformation transformation of the source digital image.
|Redox method of forming a coaxial probe structure of elongated electrical conductors projecting from a support structure|
The present invention is directed to structures having a plurality of discrete insulated elongated electrical conductors projecting from a support surface which are useful as probes for testing of electrical interconnections to electronic devices, such as integrated circuit devices and other electronic components and particularly for testing of integrated circuit devices with rigid interconnection pads and multi-chip module packages with high density interconnection pads and the apparatus for use thereof and to methods of fabrication thereof. Coaxial probe structures are fabricated by the methods described providing a high density coaxial probe..
|Vehicle seat assembly having a permeable cushion with a colored coating and method of making the same|
In at least one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a vehicle seat assembly comprising a frame, a flexible foam cushion supported on the frame, the cushion having an outer surface comprising a major surface portion and a colored minor surface portion, a trim material secured over the cushion to cover the major portion of the surface, the colored minor portion of the outer surface being uncovered by the trim material, and the major surface portion of the cushion having a first permeability of 5 to 30 ml/cm2/min. And the colored minor surface portion having a second permeability of at least 80% of the first permeability and the colored minor portion comprising a plurality of dried flexible in-mold colored coating disposed on discrete surface areas of the cushion..
|Modular load support and attachment apparatus and system for a vehicle|
The apparatus and system for supporting and attaching loads on a vehicle, is adapted for installation on side walls of pick up truck beds, providing discrete attachment points for ratcheting straps and the like for securing the loads. The attachment points include attachment slots incorporated along rails on or incorporated with the tops of the walls.
|Microfluidic devices and methods of fabrication|
The present invention relates to microfluidic devices that comprise a 3-d microfluidic network of microchannels of arbitrary complexity and to a method for fabricating such devices. In particular, the invention relates to a method of forming microfluidic devices having 3-d microfluidic networks that contain open or closed loop microchannels using a single-step molding process without the need for layer-by-layer fabrication, and to the resultant microfluidic devices.
|Integrated circuit package|
An integrated circuit (ic) package including a bottom leadframe, an interposer mounted on the bottom leadframe, a flipchip die mounted on the interposer and a top leadframe electrically connected to the interposer. Also, a method of making an integrated circuit (ic) package including electrically and physically attaching a die to an interposer, attaching the interposer to a bottom leadframe, attaching a discrete circuit component to the interposer and attaching a top leadframe to the bottom leadframe..
|Light emitting device and light emitting device package|
A light emitting device includes a light emitting layer, a substrate that is transparent to an emission wavelength of the light emitting layer and positioned to receive an emission wavelength from the light emitting layer, a convex pattern including a collection of a plurality of convex portions discretely arranged on a front surface of the substrate with a first pitch, an n type nitride semiconductor layer located on the front surface of the substrate to cover the convex pattern and a p type nitride semiconductor layer located on the light emitting layer. The light emitting layer is located on the n type semiconductor layer.
Some embodiments include a method of forming a memory cell. A first portion of a switching region is formed over a first electrode.