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06/23/16
20160183340 
 Led driving integrated circuit and driving method therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Led driving integrated circuit and driving method therefor
Disclosed are an led driving integrated circuit and a driving method therefor. The led driving integrated circuit of the present invention relates to a multi-channel ac direct-type led driving circuit, comprising: an led array comprising first to k-th (an integer not less than 2) led groups connected in series; a control unit comprising a plurality of (not less than 2) switches connected to the led array and a switch control circuit for selectively opening and closing the switches; and a valley-fill circuit, which receives the rectified voltage of an alternating current (ac) voltage, for supplying first and second variant rectified voltages to the led array.

06/23/16
20160183312 
 Enhanced e911 network access for call centers patent thumbnailnew patent Enhanced e911 network access for call centers
An emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is routed over the switched pstn to a voice over internet protocol (voip) call server, where the switched call is converted to a session initiating protocol (sip) packetized ip call for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which reconverts the call to tdm and connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the enhanced 911 network. This provides a psap receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller.

06/23/16
20160183181 
 Scan channel reduction to improve wi-fi system power patent thumbnailnew patent Scan channel reduction to improve wi-fi system power
A system and method are disclosed that may selectively switch a station's association from a first ap to a second ap based, at least in part, on whether an indication of first rssi values for the first ap is greater than an indication of second rssi values for the second ap by more than a difference value. For some embodiments, the difference value may be dynamically adjusted based, at least in part, on the first rssi values, on a connection history of the station, and/or on a user selection..

06/23/16
20160183166 
 Mobile hardware identity in an environment with multiple radio access networks patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile hardware identity in an environment with multiple radio access networks
A device may receive, from a mobile device and via a first radio access network, a request for a service. The device may receive a mobile device identifier that identifies the mobile device on a second radio access network.

06/23/16
20160183150 
 Wireless communications system and wireless communication device patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless communications system and wireless communication device
A first wireless communication device includes first wireless communication circuitry that selectively operates in one of a plurality of bands and first control circuitry that sets a band in which the first wireless communication circuitry operates. The first control circuitry switches bands such that the first wireless communication circuitry operates in all of the plurality of bands within a certain cycle time.

06/23/16
20160183146 
 Method and system for soft handoff in mobile broadband systems patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for soft handoff in mobile broadband systems
The present invention provides a method and system for facilitating efficient handoff and data throughput in mobile broadband communication systems. Methods implemented by a system constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention include selectively enabled soft handoff, performing layer 2 bearer functions at the base station and using the mobile device to coordinate soft handoff and interference avoidance without the need for a centralized coordination function..

06/23/16
20160183139 
 System and  offload of wireless network patent thumbnailnew patent System and offload of wireless network
A method of managing network resource usage of a mobile communications device includes initiating registration of the mobile communications device with a wireless wide area communications network. The method includes receiving a region indicator from the wireless wide area communications network in response to the initiating.

06/23/16
20160183085 
 Methods and apparatus to support location specific control of access to services through untrusted wireless networks patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and apparatus to support location specific control of access to services through untrusted wireless networks
Apparatus and methods to support location specific control to allow and/or disallow access to services through untrusted wireless networks by a wireless communication device are disclosed. One or more network elements obtain a location of the wireless communication device and selectively allow and/or disallow access to one or more cellular network services and/or one or more access point names (apns) based on the location of the wireless communication device when connecting through an untrusted wireless network..

06/23/16
20160183077 
 Systems and methods for reducing connection latency patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for reducing connection latency
Systems and methods for reducing connection latency are described herein. More particularly, this specification relates to shortening connection latency between devices operating according to a bluetooth protocol.

06/23/16
20160182960 
 Apparatus and methods for network video recording patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and methods for network video recording
Apparatus and methods for the capture and delivery of content over a network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable television network, and the apparatus comprises a local server which stores, processes and assembles content prior to its delivery to a vod server, thus obviating the need for superfluous vod storage.

06/23/16
20160182946 
new patent

Latency and efficiency for remote display of non-media content


Techniques related to encoding image content for transmission and display via a remote device with improved latency and efficiency are discussed. Such techniques may include skipping one or more of frame capture, encode, packetization, and transmission for a frame based on a skip indicator.

06/23/16
20160182914 
new patent

Method and coding video, and decoding video accompanied by inter prediction using collocated image


Provided is an inter prediction method including determining a collocated block of a current block of a current image from among blocks of an image that is restored prior to the current image; preferentially checking whether a first reference list from among reference lists of the collocated block is referred to and selectively checking whether a second reference list is referred to according to whether the first reference list is referred to; based on a result of the checking, determining a single collocated reference list from among the first reference list and the second reference list; determining a reference block of the current block by using motion information of the collocated reference list; and performing inter prediction on the current block by using the determined reference block.. .

06/23/16
20160182903 
new patent

Camera calibration


Embodiments herein include systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating a camera. In one embodiment, a computing system may be coupled to a calibration apparatus and the camera to programmatically identify the intrinsic properties of the camera.

06/23/16
20160182866 
new patent

Selective high frame rate video capturing in imaging sensor subarea


Video data is captured by an imaging sensor. Motion is detected in the captured video data, e.g., by applying image analysis to different video frames of the captured video data.

06/23/16
20160182737 
new patent

Notification apparatus, notification system, notification method, and program


A notification apparatus includes: an obtaining unit that obtains information on a use of a first mobile communication network when a mobile communication terminal configured to use selectively one of a first identifier and a second identifier which are assigned to the first mobile communication network and the second mobile communication network, respectively so as to perform a communication currently connects to the second mobile communication network using the second identifier; and a notifying unit that notifies the information obtained by the obtaining unit to the mobile communication terminal via the second mobile communication network.. .

06/23/16
20160182607 
new patent

System and method to realize personal big data collection, management and authorization


The present invention relates to a system to realize personal big data collection, management and authorization, which includes several clients and a big data server, the present invention also relates to a method to realize big data collection, management and authorization, the several clients collect the data of the logged-in users on the clients automatically, and upload the data of the logged-in users to the big data server, and authorize selectively to data authorization requests sent from the big data server according to the target users' operations; the big data server queries to get target users conforming to the data authorization requests, and pushes the data authorization requests to the clients which the target users have currently logged in, and sends the authorized data of the users who have agreed to authorize to the enterprise according to authorization feedback information of the client which the target users have logged in. Utilizing the present invention of the system and method to realize personal big data collection, management and authorization, the client collects user's personal data automatically, enabling the user to authorize his/her own personal data to the enterprise selectively and get money or material rewards, it has a wide application range..

06/23/16
20160182498 
new patent

Separated use mobile devices


Separated use mobile devices may be provided having multiple memories associated respectively with multiple operating environments that are managed by a common operating system. When the mobile device is operating in a first operating environment, access to a second storage may be prevented.

06/23/16
20160182469 
new patent

Information handling system secure rf wireless communication management with out-of-band encryption information handshake


A server information handling system baseboard management controller (bmc) includes an nfc transceiver that communicates nfc signals through an nfc antenna structure. The bmc selectively configures the nfc antenna structure to isolate portions of conductive material for use as an antenna in non-nfc communications, such as wireless local area network communications (wlan) at 2.4 or 5 ghz or wireless personal area network (wpan) communications at 2.4 or 60 ghz.

06/23/16
20160182300 
new patent

Selective configuring of throttling engines for flows of packet traffic


In one embodiment, a packet switching device receives a particular directive to throttle a flow of packet traffic. In response, the packet switching device performs an analysis to determine one or more reduced number of flow throttling engines of a plurality of flow throttling engines in the packet switching device configured to be responsive to a received directive to throttle a corresponding flow of packet traffic.

06/23/16
20160182264 
new patent

Digital decoding of backscatter modulated data


A digital binary amplitude shift keying (bask) demodulator and decoder and method of decoding encoded bask modulated signals, where the method samples peak amplitude values of a processed version of a modulated signal to provide sampled values that are digitized to form digitized values. The digitized values are stored in a sequence order based on an order in which the peak amplitude values corresponding to the digitized values were sampled.

06/23/16
20160182210 
new patent

Duplexer


According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a duplexer for a radio frequency antenna, comprising: a radio frequency signal transmitter port arranged for connection to a radio frequency signal transmitter; a radio frequency signal receiver port arranged for connection to a radio frequency signal receiver; a switch arranged selectively to adopt either one of: a first state which connects the transmitter port to a common input/output port of the switch arranged for connection to a radio frequency antenna; and a second state which connects the receiver port to the common input/output port; a switch control unit arranged to monitor radio frequency power at the common input/output port and to receive a transmission gate signal; wherein the switch control unit is arranged to control the switch to adopt the first state upon receipt of the transmission gate signal, and, subsequently, to control the switch to adopt the second state when the monitored radio frequency power falls below a threshold level.. .

06/23/16
20160182130 
new patent

Information handling system with multi-purpose nfc antenna


A server information handling system baseboard management controller (bmc) includes an nfc transceiver that communicates nfc signals through an nfc antenna structure. The bmc selectively configures the nfc antenna structure to isolate portions of conductive material for use as an antenna in non-nfc communications, such as wireless local area network communications (wlan) at 2.4 or 5 ghz or wireless personal area network (wpan) communications at 2.4 or 60 ghz.

06/23/16
20160182120 
new patent

Integrated transmit/receive switch


An apparatus comprises a transmit network to transmit an input from a first amplifier to an antenna, a receive network to provide an input from an antenna to a second amplifier, a first switch to selectively decouple the transmit network from the antenna, and a second switch to selectively decouple the receive network from the antenna. Other embodiments may be described..

06/23/16
20160182079 
new patent

Dac with sub-dacs and related methods


A dac may include a decoder configured to receive a digital input signal, and first and second sub-dacs coupled in parallel to the decoder, each of the first and second sub-dacs having first and second lsb banks, and an msb bank coupled between the first and second lsb banks. The decoder may be configured to selectively control the first and second lsb banks, and the msb bank based upon the digital input signal.

06/23/16
20160182051 
new patent

Level-shifter circuit for low-input voltages


In some embodiments, a method may include receiving an input signal at an input stage of a circuit and amplifying the input signal using an amplifier of the circuit to produce a level-shifted output signal. The method may further include selectively controlling switches of an active load coupled to the input stage based on the level-shifted output signal to turn off current flow between transitions in the input signal..

06/23/16
20160182043 
new patent

Context-aware electronic apparatus, system and methods thereof


Embodiments of the present invention provide a control system for power safe operations that selectively control the power supply to an electrical equipment. According to the present invention, motion sensor and/or human touch/presence sensor data indicative respectively of motion or safe-use of an electrical equipment may be received and processed.

06/23/16
20160182038 
new patent

Linear equalizer with variable gain


A linear equalizer is configured with load transistors that load a corresponding differential pair of transistors. The linear equalizer is configured to selectively diode connect each load transistor to boost a high frequency gain..

06/23/16
20160182029 
new patent

Strobe signal generation circuit and semiconductor apparatus using the same


A strobe signal generation circuit may include: a counter to generate a first source signal and a second source signal by counting an external strobe signal; a delay to generate a first delayed signal and a second delayed signal by delaying the first source signal and the second source signal by a preset time; and a combination unit to generate internal strobe signals by selectively combining the first source signal, the second source signal, the first delayed signal, and the second delayed signal.. .

06/23/16
20160182021 
new patent

Controllable wide frequency range oscillator


A circuit includes a ring oscillator that includes a plurality of delay stages coupled in series to generate an output frequency for the ring oscillator. A capacitive array is operatively coupled between a supply rail and a power rail for each of the delay stages to supply power to the delay stages.

06/23/16
20160182019 
new patent

Duty cycle detection circuit and method


A duty cycle detection circuit may include: a timing signal generation unit to generate a plurality of timing signal groups by selectively combining multi-phase clock signals according to an enable signal; and a detection unit to generate a duty detection signal by selectively combining signals of the plurality of timing signal groups according to the enable signal.. .

06/23/16
20160182017 
new patent

Single ended charge to voltage front-end circuit


Charge to voltage conversion integrator circuitry for data acquisition front-end and other applications to provide a single-ended up a voltage using an input bias capacitance and a switching circuit to selectively place an input transistor in a negative feedback configuration in a first mode to charge the input bias capacitance to a calibration voltage for compensating integrator amplifier bias circuitry, with the switching circuit connecting an input node and the input bias capacitance in a second mode to integrate the input current signal across a feedback capacitance to provide a single-ended output voltage with the input bias capacitance maintaining a zero voltage at the input node.. .

06/23/16
20160182000 
new patent

Gain control in complementary common gate and common source amplifiers


Gain control in complementary common gate and common source amplifiers is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a first amplifier stage configured to amplify an input signal at an input terminal to generate a first amplified signal.

06/23/16
20160181979 
new patent

Thyristor-based optoelectronic oscillator with tunable frequency and optical phase lock loop employing same


An optoelectronic circuit for producing an optical clock signal that includes an optical thyristor, a waveguide structure and control circuitry. The waveguide structure is configured to split an optical pulse produced by the optical thyristor such that a first portion of such optical pulse is output as part of the optical clock signal and a second portion of such optical pulse is guided back to the optical thyristor to produce another optical pulse that is output as part of the optical clock signal.

06/23/16
20160181959 
new patent

Control system using flux feedback


A control system using flux feedback is disclosed. The control system may be for an electric motor of a machine.

06/23/16
20160181956 
new patent

Zero crossing detection circuit for motor controller and method therefor


A method includes selectively communicating each of a plurality of motor winding signals to a first node at an integrated circuit based on whether the corresponding motor winding is energized. A zero-crossing event at an unenergized motor winding signal is determined based the unenergized motor winding signal and based on a signal at the first node..

06/23/16
20160181949 
new patent

Multilevel power conversion device


A multilevel power conversion device includes: n (n≧1) direct current voltage sources; a first flying capacitor; a second flying capacitor; and a phase module of a m phase (m≧2) being configured to output, from the output terminal, a potential of one of the input terminals, or a potential obtained by adding or subtracting the voltage of the capacitor to or from the potential of the one of the input terminals, by selectively controlling the respective switching elements in an on/off manner.. .

06/23/16
20160181928 
new patent

Integrated circuit with selection between primary side voltage regulation and secondary side voltage regulation


An integrated circuit may detect a pin voltage at a selector pin. The integrated circuit may compare the pin voltage to a threshold voltage.

06/23/16
20160181863 
new patent

Intuitive system


Various embodiments include an “intuitive system” which detects the state of grid power at home or in commercial places and/or regions and manages the operation of various electrical and electronic systems accordingly. In various embodiments, a server may receive data from devices positioned throughout the grid.

06/23/16
20160181820 
new patent

Inductive wireless power transfer systems


A wireless power transfer system has a coil assembly including a ferrite pad and a pair of spaced apart inductive coils on the ferrite pad, and a switching network that, in response to an indication of a corresponding inductive coil assembly configuration, controls a direction of current flow through each of the coils to selectively operate the coils in a two-pole mode or a three-pole mode.. .

06/23/16
20160181819 
new patent

Inductive wireless power transfer systems


A wireless power transfer system includes a coil assembly including a pair of spaced apart inductive coils positioned on a same side of a ferrite pad, and a switching network. The switching network, in response to an indication of a corresponding inductive coil assembly configuration, selectively operates the coils in a two-pole mode or a three-pole mode..

06/23/16
20160181808 
new patent

Multi-source, multi-load systems with a power extractor


Apparatuses and systems enable power transfer from one or more energy sources to one or more loads. The input power from the energy sources may be unregulated, and the output power to the loads is managed.

06/23/16
20160181795 
new patent

Driving circuit and driving method applied to display system and associated display system


A driving circuit applied in a display system includes a node, a current control circuit, a protecting circuit and a timing controller, wherein the node is arranged to connect to a lighting element; the current control circuit is coupled to the node and arranged to selectively provide a current to the lighting element according to a pulse width modulation (pwm) signal; the protecting circuit is coupled to the node and arranged to be selectively enabled to limit the voltage of the node according to a control signal to make the voltage of the node maintain a predetermined voltage, wherein the lighting element does not have any current passed through when the voltage of the node maintains the predetermined voltage; and the timing controller is arranged to generate the pwm signal and the control signal.. .

06/23/16
20160181763 
new patent

External-cavity type laser with built-in wavemeter


The present invention relates to an external cavity type laser provided with a wavemeter capable of precisely measuring a wavelength of a laser beam based on a transmission wavelength band of a wavelength selective filter inserted into a cavity regardless of a driving current of a laser diode chip. The external cavity type laser apparatus includes: a laser diode chip 100 emitting a laser beam; a beam feedback partial reflection mirror 500 reflecting a portion of the beam emitted from the laser diode chip 100 to feed the beam back to the laser diode chip 100; a collimating lens 200 installed on a path of a beam between the laser diode chip 100 and the beam feedback partial reflection mirror 500 to collimate the beam emitted from the laser diode chip 100; a 45-degree partial reflection mirror 300 converting a laser beam moving in parallel with a package bottom surface into a laser beam moving perpendicularly to the package bottom surface; a wavelength selective filter 400 transmitting a beam having a selected specific wavelength therethrough; a beam strength monitoring photodiode 600 disposed on a path of a beam moving from the collimating lens 200 to the 45-degree partial reflection mirror 300 and transmitting through the 45-degree partial reflection mirror 300; and a wavelength monitoring photodiode 700 disposed on a path of a beam moving from the wavelength selective filter 400 to the 45-degree partial reflection mirror 300 and transmitting through the 45-degree partial reflection mirror 300.

06/23/16
20160181757 
new patent

Mopa with selectively variable pulse-duration


Mopa apparatus includes a mode-locked fiber laser delivering seed-pulses to a regenerative amplifier. The seed-pulses are transported via one of two lengths of optical fiber.

06/23/16
20160181752 
new patent

Interconnect socket adapter for adapting one or more power sources and power sinks


Interconnection meter socket adapters are provided. An interconnection meter socket adapter comprises a housing enclosing a set of electrical connections.

06/23/16
20160181750 
new patent

Electrical extension cord with remote power control


An electrical extension cord with a remote power control is provided. The extension cord includes an elongated electrical cord having a first end and a second end.

06/23/16
20160181679 
new patent

Frequency selective limiter


The present disclosure is directed towards a frequency selective limiter having a first magnetic material disposed over a first dielectric material and a strip conductor disposed over the magnetic material. In some embodiments, the frequency selective limiter includes a second magnetic material disposed over the strip conductor and a second dielectric material disposed over the second magnetic material.

06/23/16
20160181532 
new patent

Method for manufacturing organic light-emitting device and manufacturing display unit


There is provided a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting device including: forming a first organic material layer on a substrate; and forming a mask in a first region on the first organic material layer, and then selectively removing the first organic material layer to form a first organic layer in the first region.. .

06/23/16
20160181462 
new patent

Apparatus and manufacturing an integrated circuit


The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing an integrated circuit (10) having a thick film metal layer (14). A layer of metal paste (14) is applied via an application means (24) onto a heat-conducting substrate (12).

06/23/16
20160181382 
new patent

Method for fabricating a transistor with a raised source-drain structure


A method for forming a transistor includes defining agate structure on a top surface of a first semiconductor layer of a silicon-on-insulator (soi) substrate. The gate structure includes an insulating cover.

06/23/16
20160181379 
new patent

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of trench gate electrodes that have a stripe shape in plan view and are located in parallel with each other at an interval; a gate insulating film located on surfaces of the trench gate electrodes; a first impurity layer located in an upper layer portion of the semiconductor substrate; a second impurity layer that is selectively located in a surface of the first impurity layer and is in contact with the gate insulating film; an interlayer insulating film that is located so as to cover upper portions of the trench gate electrodes and an upper portion of the second impurity layer, projects on the semiconductor substrate, and has a stripe shape in plan view; and a planarized buried film of metal that is buried in portions between projecting portions of the interlayer insulating film on the semiconductor substrate.. .

06/23/16
20160181376 
new patent

Silicon carbide semiconductor device and manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device


An infrared ray absorbing film is selectively formed on a surface of a silicon carbide semiconductor substrate in a predetermined area. An aluminum film and a nickel film are sequentially formed in this order on the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate in an area excluding the predetermined area in which the infrared ray absorbing film is formed.

06/23/16
20160181277 
new patent

Multiple vt in iii-v fets


In one aspect, a method of forming a multiple vt device structure includes the steps of: forming an alternating series of channel and barrier layers as a stack having at least one first channel layer, at least one first barrier layer, and at least one second channel layer; defining at least one first and at least one second active area in the stack; selectively removing the at least one first channel/barrier layers from the at least one second active area, such that the at least one first channel layer and the at least one second channel layer are the top-most layers in the stack in the at least one first and the at least one second active areas, respectively, wherein the at least one first barrier layer is configured to confine charge carriers to the at least one first channel layer in the first active area.. .

06/23/16
20160181271 
new patent

Methods of fabricating memory device with spaced-apart semiconductor charge storage regions


Methods of fabricating semiconductor devices, such as monolithic three-dimensional nand memory string devices, include selectively forming semiconductor material charge storage regions over first material layers exposed on a sidewall of a front side opening extending through a stack comprising an alternating plurality of first and second material layers using a difference in incubation time for the semiconductor material on the first material relative to an incubation time for the semiconductor material on the second material of the stack. In other embodiments, a silicon layer is selectively deposited on silicon nitride on a surface having at least one first portion including silicon oxide and at least one second portion including silicon nitride using a difference in an incubation time for the silicon on silicon nitride relative to an incubation time for the silicon on silicon oxide..

06/23/16
20160181256 
new patent

Low-drive current finfet structure for improving circuit density of ratioed logic in sram devices


A method of fabricating an sram semiconductor device includes forming first and second finfets on an upper surface of a bulk substrate. The first finfet includes a first source/drain region containing first dopants, and the second finfet includes a second source/drain region containing second dopants.

06/23/16
20160181254 
new patent

Low-drive current finfet structure for improving circuit density of ratioed logic in sram devices


A method of fabricating an sram semiconductor device includes forming first and second finfets on an upper surface of a bulk substrate. The first finfet includes a first source/drain region containing first dopants, and the second finfet includes a second source/drain region containing second dopants.

06/23/16
20160181239 
new patent

Multi-layered integrated circuit with selective temperature coefficient of resistance


The integrated circuit described herein includes: a first resistor having a first trench in a dielectric layer, the first trench having a first width; a second resistor having a second trench in the dielectric layer, the second trench having a second width not equal to the first width; a trench in a dielectric layer; a first conductive layer having a first tcr and coating at least a portion of the first trench and the second trench; and a second conductive layer having a second tcr and coating at least a portion of the first conductive layer in each of the first trench and the second trench, wherein the second tcr is not equal to the first tcr, and wherein the tcr of the ic is selected based on a dimension of the trench, a thickness of the first conductive layer, and a thickness of the second conductive layer.. .

06/23/16
20160181214 
new patent

Stacked memory chip having reduced input-output load, memory module and memory system including the same


A stacked memory chip includes a chip input-output pad unit, a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die. The chip input-output pad unit includes a chip command-address pad unit, a lower chip data pad unit and an upper chip data pad unit that are to be connected to an external device.

06/23/16
20160181173 
new patent

Integrated circuit barrierless microfluidic channel


A structure and method for fabricating a continuous cooling channel in the back end of line wiring levels of an integrated circuit (ic) chip is provided. This continuous cooling channel may provide a path for a cooling source such as a fluid pumped from an external fluidic-cooling circulation driver to make physical contact locally with and cool the back end levels within the ic chip that may generate heat as a byproduct of the ic device's routine operations.

06/23/16
20160181166 
new patent

Method of fine-tuning process controls during integrated circuit chip manufacturing based on substrate backside roughness


Disclosed is a method of manufacturing integrated circuit (ic) chips. In the method, wafers are received and the backside roughness levels of these wafers are determined.

06/23/16
20160181153 
new patent

Integrated circuit barrierless microfluidic channel


A structure and method for fabricating a continuous cooling channel in the back end of line wiring levels of an integrated circuit (ic) chip is provided. This continuous cooling channel may provide a path for a cooling source such as a fluid pumped from an external fluidic-cooling circulation driver to make physical contact locally with and cool the back end levels within the ic chip that may generate heat as a byproduct of the ic device's routine operations.

06/23/16
20160181116 
new patent

Selective nitride etch


Methods of selectively etching silicon nitride are provided. Silicon nitride layers are exposed to a fluorinating gas and nitric oxide (no), which may be formed by reacting nitrous oxide (n2o) and oxygen (o2) in a plasma.

06/23/16
20160181112 
new patent

Anisotropic gap etch


A method of anisotropically dry-etching exposed substrate material on a patterned substrate is described. The patterned substrate has a gap formed in a single material made from, for example, a silicon-containing material or a metal-containing material.

06/23/16
20160181110 
new patent

Lithographic technique for feature cut by line-end shrink


A technique for patterning a workpiece such as an integrated circuit workpiece is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes receiving a dataset specifying a plurality features to be formed on the workpiece.

06/23/16
20160181100 
new patent

Patterning a substrate using grafting polymer material


Patterning methods for creating sub-resolution trenches, contact openings, lines, and other structures at smaller dimensions as compared to using conventional self-aligned multiple patterning and sequential litho-etch deposition patterning approaches. Techniques herein include patterning using a grafting polymer material that has been modified to provide little or no etch resistance (fast etching).

06/23/16
20160181099 
new patent

Methods and structures to prevent sidewall defects during selective epitaxy


Trenches (and processes for forming the trenches) are provided that reduce or prevent crystaline defects in selective epitaxial growth of type iii-v or germanium (ge) material (e.g., a “buffer” material) from a top surface of a substrate material. The defects may result from collision of selective epitaxial sidewall growth with oxide trench sidewalls.

06/23/16
20160181097 
new patent

Epitaxial growth techniques for reducing nanowire dimension and pitch


Techniques for reducing nanowire dimension and pitch are provided. In one aspect, a pitch multiplication method for nanowires includes the steps of: providing an soi wafer having an soi layer separated from a substrate by a box, wherein the soi layer includes si; patterning at least one nanowire in the soi layer, wherein the at least one nanowire as-patterned has a square cross-sectional shape with flat sides; growing epitaxial sige on the outside of the at least one nanowire using an epitaxial process selective for growth of the epitaxial sige on the flat sides of the at least one nanowire; removing the at least one nanowire selective to the epitaxial sige, wherein the epitaxial sige that remains includes multiple epitaxial sige wires having been formed in place of the at least one nanowire that has been removed..

06/23/16
20160181063 
new patent

Compact, configurable power supply for energizing ozone-producing cells


Improvements in the supply of high-frequency electrical power to ozone-producing cells can be accomplished using the systems and techniques described herein. Application of a dc-dc converter operating at a switching frequency substantially greater than a load frequency, supports generation of a high-voltage ac for powering such cells, while allowing for reductions in component size and reductions in a quality factor of a load tuning circuit.

06/23/16
20160181053 
new patent

X-ray imaging systems and devices


An x-ray imaging system, such as a mobile radiography unit, includes a plurality of stationary carbon nanotube based x-ray sources to be selectively energized. A circuit enables a selected subset of the radiation sources to be energized while another subset may be disabled.

06/23/16
20160180988 
new patent

Grommets for supporting harnesses and systems and methods including the same


Grommets for supporting harnesses and systems and methods including the same are disclosed herein. The grommets include a grommet body, a resilient cushion, and a retention mechanism.

06/23/16
20160180965 
new patent

Semiconductor memory device and testing the same


A semiconductor memory device may include: a memory cell array including first and second word lines coupled to first and second memory cells, respectively; a word line driving unit suitable for selectively driving the first and second word lines; and a test control unit suitable for enabling the first word line to write test data to the first memory cell, and enabling the second word line to write the test data to the second memory cell, during a test operation.. .

06/23/16
20160180956 
new patent

Semiconductor memory device with improved operating speed and operating the same


A semiconductor memory device and a method of operating the same are provided. The semiconductor memory device may include a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells, and a peripheral circuit configured to perform a program pulse applying operation and a verification operation on the memory cell array.

06/23/16
20160180927 
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Method for increasing speed of writing data into flash memory unit and associated device


A method for writing data into a flash memory unit includes: when writing data into the flash memory unit for the n-th time, determining a data polarity of an n-th data bit to be written into the flash memory unit; selectively injecting an n-th electrical charge amount into a floating gate of the flash memory unit according to the data polarity of the n-th data bit; when writing data into the flash memory unit for the (n+1)-th time, determining the data polarity of an (n+1)-th data bit to be written into the flash memory unit; and selectively injecting an (n+1)-th electrical charge amount into the floating gate of the flash memory unit according to the data polarity of the (n+1)-th data bit. The (n+1)-th electrical charge amount is not equal to the n-th electrical charge amount, and n is a positive integer not less than 1..

06/23/16
20160180924 
new patent

Method and reducing leakage current in memory


A method and apparatus in which word line drivers associated with memory word lines are selectively powered based on an active memory address reduces current consumption in a memory.. .

06/23/16
20160180912 
new patent

Semiconductor device, semiconductor system with the semiconductor device and driving the semiconductor system


A semiconductor device includes a first control block suitable for selectively blocking a refresh command signal based on a period signal having a predetermined activating pattern and a predetermined mode signal activated in a predetermined mode to generate a refresh group signal; and a second control block suitable for controlling a refresh operation based on the refresh group signal.. .

06/23/16
20160180762 
new patent

Systems, methods, and devices for controlling screen refresh rates


A display system includes a display, a content component, a focus region component, and a refresh rate component. The display is configured to selectively display information with refresh rates that vary across a plurality of display regions of the display screen.

06/23/16
20160180708 
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Systems for heads-up display of transit industry vehicle information


Systems for heads-up display of transit industry vehicle information is provided. Information originating from various transit agency systems and arriving at transit industry vehicles may be selectively displayed on a heads-up display.

06/23/16
20160180689 
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Electronic device and control method thereof


The present invention provides a control method of an electronic device and an electronic device capable of executing the control method. The control method comprises steps of: acquiring a real-time breathing rate of a user; judging whether the real-time breathing rate of the user is within a predetermined range; and selectively adjusting an operating mode of the electronic device to a predetermined mode if the real-time breathing rate of the user is within the predetermined range..

06/23/16
20160180656 
new patent

System and selective power and secure communications via an electronic gaming machine interface


A gaming system includes a secure communication board having a universal serial bus (usb) interface and/or a wireless interface accessible externally to players and administrators of the gaming system. The secure communication board selectively provides power and communication between a coupled or proximate mobile device and the gaming system.

06/23/16
20160180592 
new patent

Selectively pairing an application presented in virtual space with a physical display


A method pairs content from a specific area in virtual space with a graphics driver for a physical display. An augmented reality device defines a virtual space, which is delimited by a spatial border that is created by the augmented reality device and is visible only to a user of the augmented reality device.

06/23/16
20160180589 
new patent

Selectively pairing an application presented in virtual space with a physical display


A method pairs content from a specific area in virtual space with a graphics driver for a physical display. An augmented reality device defines a virtual space, which is delimited by a spatial border that is created by the augmented reality device and is visible only to a user of the augmented reality device.

06/23/16
20160180463 
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Hedge fund liquidity and redemption management system


A system is disclosed for managing and processing the complex, diverse and unstructured fund liquidity and redemption related data of hedge funds into an organized data structure database compatible with a presentation in a generic output structure format that is easily digested and manipulated. A computer system runs a generic redemption plan (grp) application which enables the computer system to receive and process diverse and unstructured fund liquidity and redemption related data into generic fund data for storage and access via a management system database.

06/23/16
20160180296 
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Controlling a user interface in a computer device


The invention relates to computer system for controlling a user interface, the system comprising: a processor executing a calendar application as a computer program; electronic storage connected to the processor for holding user data, activity data, and activity status; a user input component configured to receive from a first user activity data defining an activity to be scheduled in a calendar, and a constraint associated with the activity; a constraint input configured to receive constraint data; wherein the calendar application is configured to process the constraint data to determine if the constraint has been met, and to set the activity status based on whether the constraint has been met and to generate control instructions for controlling a user interface to selectively present the activity to a user based on the activity status.. .

06/23/16
20160180249 
new patent

Avoiding supporting evidence processing when evidence scoring does not affect final ranking of a candidate answer


Methods to provide selective supporting evidence processing by applying a first machine learning (ml) model to a first candidate answer to generate a first confidence score that does not consider supporting evidence for the first candidate answer, determining, from a second ml model, an expected contribution of processing supporting evidence for the first candidate answer, and upon determining that the expected contribution does not exceed a specified threshold, skipping supporting evidence processing for the first candidate answer.. .

06/23/16
20160180244 
new patent

Avoiding supporting evidence processing when evidence scoring does not affect final ranking of a candidate answer


Systems and computer program products to provide selective supporting evidence processing by applying a first machine learning (ml) model to a first candidate answer to generate a first confidence score that does not consider supporting evidence for the first candidate answer, determining, from a second ml model, an expected contribution of processing supporting evidence for the first candidate answer, and upon determining that the expected contribution does not exceed a specified threshold, skipping supporting evidence processing for the first candidate answer.. .

06/23/16
20160180210 
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Multifunction contactless smart chip device with integrated user actuated switch


A push-button enabled contactless transmitting device having a plurality of smart chips that may be switched between by a user to selectively determine the data transmitted through an antenna. The device includes a plurality of smart chips, one or more switches, and an antenna.

06/23/16
20160180152 
new patent

Managed notification system


A managed notification system compares image(s) and/or indicia relating to the image(s) and where there is a match selectively provides a notification of the same.. .

06/23/16
20160180057 
new patent

Dose preparation data analytics


Providing selective, secure access to an aggregated, multidimensional data set comprising dose order records for generation of data analytics with respect thereto. The aggregated data may correspond to a plurality of unaffiliated facilities.

06/23/16
20160179919 
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Asynchronous data replication using an external buffer table


Embodiments of the present invention provide, systems, methods, and computer program products for asynchronously replicating data from source tables of a source computer system to target tables of a target computer system. Embodiments of the present invention implement an external buffer table (ebt) from which changed data statements can be selectively applied to target tables, which can reduce the number of statements applied to the target tables of the target computer system..

06/23/16
20160179918 
new patent

Asynchronous data replication using an external buffer table


Embodiments of the present invention provide, systems, methods, and computer program products for asynchronously replicating data from source tables of a source computer system to target tables of a target computer system. Embodiments of the present invention implement an external buffer table (ebt) from which changed data statements can be selectively applied to target tables, which can reduce the number of statements applied to the target tables of the target computer system..

06/23/16
20160179901 
new patent

Computer-implemented providing selective contextual exposure within social network situations


A computer-implemented system and method for providing selective contextual exposure within social network situations is provided. Contextual information is generated for users.

06/23/16
20160179864 
new patent

Computer-implemented providing contextual media tagging for selective media exposure


A computer-implemented system and method for providing contextual media tagging for selective media exposure is provided. A media file is maintained in a database.

06/23/16
20160179851 
new patent

Method and system of process reconstruction


A method is provided for process reconstruction, including extracting system type attributes and associated system identification attributes from pieces of data, each system type attribute containing information identifying the type of system that generated the data, and each system identification attribute containing information identifying the system that generated the data; extracting a process identification attribute from the pieces of data that identifies the pieces of data as belonging to a process instance; determining a hierarchy of functions based on a grouping operation, the hierarchy being based on the system type attributes and the system identification attributes; generating a configuration file for applying reconstruction methods that is set to selectively apply each of the reconstruction methods based on the hierarchy of functions and a mapping table that pairs the system type attributes and the reconstruction methods; and applying the reconstruction methods to the pieces of data according to the configuration file.. .

06/23/16
20160179757 
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Dynamic adjustment of select elements of a document


Technologies are described herein for providing dynamic adjustment of select elements of a document. In some configurations, when a command for scaling a document is received, technologies described herein selectively resize elements of the document and then apply a rendering scale factor to the document.

06/23/16
20160179756 
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Dynamic application of a rendering scale factor


Technologies are described herein for providing dynamic application of a rendering scale factor. In some configurations, when a command for scaling a document is received, the technologies described herein selectively apply a rendering scale factor to select elements based on contextual information related to the elements and/or other elements of a document.

06/23/16
20160179731 
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Data communications system and data transmission


A 1553 data communication system having a primary data bus, a redundant data bus and a non-1553 data communication overlay system is provided. The non-1553 data communication overlay system comprises a non-1553 bus controller terminal and a non-1553 remote terminal.

06/23/16
20160179700 
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Hiding page translation miss latency in program memory controller by selective page miss translation prefetch


This invention hides the page miss translation latency for program fetches. In this invention whenever an access is requested by cpu, the l1i cache controller does a-priori lookup of whether the virtual address plus the fetch packet count of expected program fetches crosses a page boundary.

06/23/16
20160179697 
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Memory system and operating method thereof


A memory system includes a plurality of memory chips each including memory regions and page buffers; an address table suitable for storing mapping information for mapping physical addresses and logical addresses; a target table suitable for storing sequential physical addresses and sequential logical addresses; a selective output block suitable for selecting the memory regions as pages under selection by units of a page according to a preset order, based on the sequential physical addresses, and outputting data stored in page buffers of memory chips under selection corresponding to the pages under selection; and an expected read block suitable for reading data stored in selection-expected pages, which is to be selected following the pages under selection according to the preset order, to store in page buffers of selection-expected memory chips corresponding to the selection-expected pages, while the data stored in the page buffers under selection are outputted.. .

06/23/16
20160179639 
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Selectively coupling a pci host bridge to multiple pci communication paths


Instead of disabling pci communication between system resources in a host computing device and i/o devices when a pci host bridge (phb) is reset, the host computing device may include a pci communication path for maintaining communication between the system resources and the i/o devices. In one embodiment, the redundant pci communication path includes a second phb that is maintained in a standby state.

06/23/16
20160179544 
new patent

Instruction and logic for suppression of hardware prefetchers


A processor includes a core, a hardware prefetcher, and a prefetcher control module. The hardware prefetcher includes logic to make speculative prefetch requests, through a memory subsystem, for elements for execution by the core, and logic to store prefetched elements in a cache.

06/23/16
20160179508 
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Assertions based on recently changed code


The present disclosure relates to managing assertions in program source code in an integrated development environment (ide) tool. According to one embodiment, the ide tool receives a request to execute an application built from source code of a development project from a user interacting with an integrated development environment (ide) tool.

06/23/16
20160179507 
new patent

Assertions based on recently changed code


The present disclosure relates to managing assertions in program source code in an integrated development environment (ide) tool. According to one embodiment, the ide tool receives a request to execute an application built from source code of a development project from a user interacting with an integrated development environment (ide) tool.

06/23/16
20160179503 
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Optimizing program performance with assertion management


The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in source code components of a development project by an integrated development environment (ide) tool. According to one embodiment, a request is received to build a software application generated from the development project.

06/23/16
20160179478 
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Optimizing program performance with assertion management


The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in source code components of a development project by an integrated development environment (ide) tool. According to one embodiment, a request is received to build a software application generated from the development project.

06/23/16
20160179456 
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Spontaneous collaboration apparatus, system and methods thereof


Embodiments of the present invention provide a control device/means and method for selectively projecting/mirroring graphical user interfaces of one or plurality of computing devices in a collaborative session. The control device configures one computing device as a master and the rest as slaves and form a collaborative network securely and in a controlled manner on demand.

06/23/16
20160179350 
new patent

Gallery video player movement iconography


Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device.

06/23/16
20160179300 
new patent

Device for displaying data used by electronic component mounting machine


A device displays contents of data used by an electronic component mounting machine. The data includes necessity information regarding a plurality of optional functions.

06/23/16
20160179286 
new patent

Method for detecting background signals of capacitive sensing device


The method for detecting background signals of a capacitive sensing device includes obtaining several capacitance values by detecting a reference point selected from several sensing points in a frequency-hopping manner, and selectively executing a procedure for refreshing the background signals according to the capacitance values and a predetermined threshold. Accordingly, the process of signal-detection can be speeded up, and the signals having a frequency identical to a working frequency can still be identified.

06/23/16
20160179134 
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Tablet capable of sensing location using electromagnetic induction and electrostatic capacitance


The present invention relates to a tablet capable of sensing a location using electromagnetic induction and electrostatic capacitance. The tablet comprises: a loop antenna, having a closed-loop shape for surrounding a sensing area, capable of sensing an electromagnetic wave emitted from an electronic pen; a first line antenna provided with a plurality of first conductive patterns, both ends of each of the plurality of first conductive patterns being located on one side of the first line antenna; a second line antenna provided with a plurality of second conductive patterns which cross the plurality of first conductive patterns in the sensing area, both ends of each of the plurality of second conductive patterns being located on the side on which the both ends of each of the plurality of first conductive patterns are located; and a control circuit for sensing a location using electromagnetic induction and electrostatic capacitance by controlling a connection relation between the plurality of first conductive patterns and the plurality of second conductive patterns.

06/23/16
20160179132 
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Flip-open wearable computer


A wearable computer may include a housing that rotates in relation to a rear cover to selectively allow access to a battery. The wearable computer may be secured to a user's extremity by a mounting strap extending from the rear cover.

06/23/16
20160179108 
new patent

Cartridge temperature limit control mechanism


An adjustment and temperature limit assembly for a mixing cartridge includes a first piece and a second piece selectively moveable relative to the first piece. The first piece is configured to be attached to a mixing cartridge housing and includes an abutment defining a maximum temperature limit for water exiting the mixing cartridge.

06/23/16
20160179044 
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Heat transfer system for a fuser assembly


A fuser assembly which includes a heating member; a backup roll disposed proximate to the heating member; a heat transfer device selectively contacting the backup roll for transferring heat therefrom; and a positioning mechanism moving the heat transfer device between a first position in which the heat transfer device is engaged with the backup roll and a second position in which the heat transfer device is spaced apart therefrom. The positioning mechanism pivots the heat transfer device about a pivot axis when moving the heat transfer device, and includes a pair of bell cranks to which the heat transfer device is coupled, a first coupling member coupled to one of the bell cranks and a second coupling member coupled to the first coupling member.

06/23/16
20160179006 
new patent

Cross technology reticle (ctr) or multi-layer reticle (mlr) cdu, registration, and overlay techniques


Methods for reducing reticle transmission differences and for optimizing layer placement for overlay in mtrs and ctrs are disclosed. Embodiments include providing a reticle having a prime area and a frame area surrounding the prime area; determining rt differences across the prime area; and providing rt adjustment structures on the reticle to decrease the rt differences.



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