|| List of recent Ems-related patents
|Pattern-based operating systems|
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to monitor operations of at least one processor to define a set of executed applications executed under a first operating system over a selected time period; and to generate an image of a second operating system having sufficient resources to service a subset of the set of executed applications, the subset determined according to a usage pattern defined by at least a portion of the selected time period, the number of resources provided by the second operating system being less than or equal to the number of resources provided by the first operating system. The images may be loaded based on receipt of a menu selection.
|Mems modeling system and method|
A system and method for modeling microelectromechanical devices is disclosed. An embodiment includes separating the microelectromechanical design into separate regions and modeling the separate regions separately.
|Global investment grade for natural and synthetic gems used in financial investments and commercial trading and method of creating standardized baskets of gems to be used in financial and commerical products|
A process to create a fungible global standard for diamonds and gemstones. The process involves grouping diamonds in an investment standard according to their gemological, proportional, optical and light behavior characteristics.
|Energy harvesting cochlear implant|
The invention is related to a totally implantable cochlear implant having a transducer which is a piezoelectric vibration energy harvester to be mounted on the ossicular chain or the tympanic membrane to detect the frequency of oscillations and generate the required voltage to stimulate the relevant auditory nerves. The invention enables patients' continuous access to sound, since it eliminates the outside components of conventional cochlear implants.
|Key subscription for distributed systems|
A system and method for a distributed data system is described. A distributed data system client communicates with a distributed data storage server.
|System and method for location based exchange vicinity interest specification|
Provided is a distributed system and method for enabling new and useful location dependent features and functionality to mobile data processing systems. Mobile data processing systems (mss) interact with each other as peers in communications and interoperability.
|Soft activation of cellular modems in tablets|
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for soft activation. In some example embodiments, there is provided a method.
|Dental replacement mounting system|
Dental implant systems, components and methods feature use of a mounting component onto which an abutment is to be cast or soldered. The mounting component is configured with an upper end that is contoured in a spherical or other suitable manner to present a surface over which the abutment can be slid into various positions on said surface at various angles relative to an axis of the implant body on which the mounting component is supported.
|Method and apparatus for adaptive antenna sharing|
A method and apparatus are disclosed for sharing antennas between modems for two or more different radio access technologies when two or more antennas may be present in a system. A method for coordination between the modem and the corresponding network element as well as the coordination between the two or more radio access technologies is provided.
|Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling in wireless modems|
Methods and apparatuses are described in which dynamic voltage and frequency scaling may be used to save power when processing packets in a wireless communications device. In some cases, inframe detection may allow the device to determine whether to transition from a first (e.g., lower) voltage level to a second (e.g., higher) voltage level to process one or more packets of a received frame.
|Mems scanning micromirror|
A mems micromirror (30) is presented including a frame (60) with a mirror body (50) arranged therein. The mirror body (50) is rotatable around a rotation axis (58) extending in a plane (x-y) defined by the frame (60).
|Flow through mems package|
A flow through micro-electromechanical systems (mems) package and methods of operating a mems packaged using the same are provided. Generally, the package includes a cavity in which the mems is enclosed, an inlet through which a fluid is introduced to the cavity during operation of the mems and an outlet through which the fluid is removed during operation of the mems, wherein the package includes features that promote laminar flow of the fluid across the mems.
|Apparatus and method for removing mechanical resonance with internal control loop|
The present invention related to an apparatus and method to removing mechanical resonance of a system using internal control loop, and in more particularly, the internal control loop reduces the resonance factor of the system. The approach in the present invention is not sensitive to the system mechanical parameters changes within time and within temperature changes.
|Rf mems isolation, series and shunt dvc, and small mems|
The present invention generally relates to an architecture for isolating an rf mems device from a substrate and driving circuit, series and shunt dvc die architectures, and smaller mems arrays for high frequency communications. The semiconductor device has one or more cells with a plurality of mems devices therein.
|Mems device anchoring|
Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a mems device that is anchored using the layer that is deposited to form the cavity sealing layer and/or with the layer that is deposited to form the pull-off electrode. The switching element of the mems device will have a flexible or movable portion and will also have a fixed or anchor portion that is electrically coupled to ground.
|Assembly of a capacitive acoustic transducer of the microelectromechanical type and package thereof|
A microelectromechanical-acoustic-transducer assembly has: a first die integrating a mems sensing structure having a membrane, which has a first surface in fluid communication with a front chamber and a second surface, opposite to the first surface, in fluid communication with a back chamber of the microelectromechanical acoustic transducer, is able to undergo deformation as a function of incident acoustic-pressure waves, and faces a rigid electrode so as to form a variable-capacitance capacitor; a second die, integrating an electronic reading circuit operatively coupled to the mems sensing structure and supplying an electrical output signal as a function of the capacitive variation; and a package, housing the first die and the second die and having a base substrate with external electrical contacts. The first and second dice are stacked in the package and directly connected together mechanically and electrically; the package delimits at least one of the front and back chambers..
|Silicon based mems microphone, a system and a package with the same|
The present invention relates to a silicon based mems microphone, comprising a silicon substrate and an acoustic sensing part supported on the silicon substrate, wherein a mesh-structured back hole is formed in the substrate and aligned with the acoustic sensing part, the mesh-structured back hole includes a plurality of mesh beams which are interconnected with each other and supported on the side wall of the mesh-structure back hole, the plurality of mesh beams and the side wall define a plurality of mesh holes which all have a tapered profile and merge into one hole in the vicinity of the acoustic sensing part at the top side of the silicon substrate. The mesh-structured back hole can help to streamline the air pressure pulse caused, for example, in a drop test and thus reduce the impact on the acoustic sensing part of the microphone, and also serve as a protection filter to prevent alien substances such as particles entering the microphone..
|Inertial angular sensor of balanced mems type and method for balancing such a sensor|
An inertial angular sensor of mems type has a support of at least two masses which are mounted movably with respect to the support, at least one electrostatic actuator and at least one electrostatic detector. The masses are suspended in a frame itself connected by suspension means to the support.
|Micro synthetic jet ejector|
A semiconductor device is provided which functions as a synthetic jet ejector. The semiconductor device (201) includes a first layer (203), a third layer (207), and a second layer (205) disposed between the first layer and the third layer, wherein the second layer includes a mems comb drive (221).
|Door operating system|
A door operating system or door opening and closing apparatus comprising at least one motive source, a linkage assembly and a door. Preferred door operating systems will include two linkage assemblies, two doors and two motive sources, one for each door.
|User interfaces and associated processes for information resources|
Methods and systems are disclosed for user interfaces and associated processes in computer applications and operating systems to provide an information resource area with information resources. In some embodiments, an information resource area is opened in response to detection of a user being idle for a predefined length of time with respect to an executing software program.
|Systems and methods for self-adaptive distributed systems|
Systems and methods for run-time monitoring, tuning and optimization of distributed systems are provided. In various aspects, a system or method may include measuring run-time values for one or more performance metrics of the distributed system, such as, for example, task-latencies, process-throughputs, and the degree of utilization of various physical resources of the system.
|Method and system for providing remote direct memory access to virtual machines|
The current document is directed to methods and systems that provide remote direct memory access (“rdma”) to applications running within execution environments provided by guest operating systems and virtual machines above a virtualization layer. In one implementation, rdma is accessed by application programs within virtual machines through a paravirtual interface that includes a virtual rdma driver that transmits rdma requests through a communications interface to a virtual rdma endpoint in the virtualization layer..
|Arrangement and method to sense flow using mechanical stress microsensors|
An arrangement for controlling flow includes a flow control element, an actuator, a linkage assembly, and a sensor module. The linkage assembly is coupled between the flow control element and the actuator, and includes a rotatable linkage element coupled to impart force to the flow control element.
|Isolation and enrichment of nucleic acids on microchip|
Techniques for isolating, enriching, and/or amplifying target dna molecules using mems-based microdevices are disclosed. The techniques can be used for detecting single nucleotide polymorphism, and for isolating and enriching desired dna molecules, such as aptamers..
|Air-flow activated germicidal uv-c lights in hvac system with electromagnetic induction and other proximity sensor technologies|
Uv-c light assembly is designed to kill germs (bacteria, molds, protozoa, virus, and yeast) in the forced airstreams of hvac systems. Thus the uv-c light kills and prevents the spreading of germs into other rooms or spaces.
|Mems infrared sensor including a plasmonic lens|
A portable thermal imaging system includes a portable housing configured to be carried by a user, a bolometer sensor assembly supported by the housing and including an array of thermal sensor elements and at least one plasmonic lens, a memory including program instructions, and a processor operably connected to the memory and to the sensor, and configured to execute the program instructions to obtain signals from each of a selected set of thermal sensor elements of the array of thermal sensor elements, assign each of the obtained signals with a respective color data associated with a temperature of a sensed object, and render the color data.. .
A projector includes laser light sources which emit light, a mems mirror which operates at specified angles of deflection so as to scan light emitted from the laser light sources over a projection area at a sine-function angular velocity in which a scanning speed in a vicinity of a central portion of the projection area in a horizontal direction is faster than a scanning speed in a vicinity of end portions, and a first lens which is disposed at a position between the mems mirror and the projection area and which refracts light scanned by the scanner such that the scanning speed of the light scanned by the mems mirror in the vicinity of the central portion of the projection area in the horizontal direction is equal or substantially equal to the scanning speed in the vicinity of the end portions in the horizontal direction.. .
|Two axes mems resonant magnetometer|
A two-axes mems magnetometer includes, in one plane, a freestanding rectangular frame having inner walls and four torsion springs, wherein opposing inner walls of the frame are contacted by one end of only two torsion springs, each torsion spring being anchored by its other end, towards the centre of the frame, to a substrate. In operation, the magnetometer measures the magnetic field in two orthogonal sensing modes using differential capacitance measurements..
|Temperature drift compensation of mems resonators|
A resonator device comprising a piezoelectric material and at least one electrode, the device also provided with a material with a positive coefficient of stiffness, wherein the material is disposed in the device as an electrode or as a separate layer adjacent the piezoelectric material formed as one or more layers in the device. The material that performs the temperature compensating function is selected from the group consisting of ferromagnetic metal alloys, shape-memory metal alloys, and polymers, wherein the selected material has a temperature coefficient that varies with the relative amounts of the individual constituents of the compositions and wherein the composition is selected to provide the material with the positive coefficient of stiffness..
|Implementing wireless power transfer with 60 ghz mmwave communication|
A system and method are provided to form multiple separate beamformed wireless communication links between a 60 ghz mmwave transmitter and a cooperating 60 ghz mmwave receiver, to transfer not only wireless data communication between the cooperating devices, but also to transmit usable wireless power between the cooperating devices. These systems and methods employ a technology for establishing multiple beamformed wireless communication links between cooperating 60 ghz mmwave communication devices to transfer wireless data communication between the cooperating devices, and separately to transmit usable wireless power between the cooperating devices over separate wireless directional beamformed links between the devices providing efficient and effective wireless power transmission between the devices based on the directionality of the beamformed links.
|Structure of mems electroacoustic transducer|
A structure of micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) electroacoustic transducer is disclosed. The mems electroacoustic transducer includes a substrate having a mems device region, a diaphragm having openings and disposed in the mems device region, a silicon material layer disposed on the diaphragm and sealing the diaphragm, and a conductive pattern disposed beneath the diaphragm in the mems device region.
|Mems apparatus with increased back volume|
A microelectromechanical system (mems) microphone assembly includes a base and a cover. The cover is coupled to the base and together with the base defines a cavity.
|Cover for a mems microphone|
A microphone assembly includes a base, a cover, and a microelectromechanical system (mems) die. The cover extends at least partially over and is coupled to the base.
|Method of packaging a mems transducer device and packaged mems transducer device|
A packaged mems transducer device comprising: a die, including: a semiconductor body having a front side and a back side, opposite to one another in a first direction, at least one cavity extending through the semiconductor body between the front side and the back side, and at least one membrane extending on the front side at least partially suspended over the cavity; and a package designed to house the die on an inner surface thereof. The transducer device moreover includes a sealing layer extending on the back side of the semiconductor body for sealing the cavity, and includes a paste layer extending between the sealing layer and the inner surface of the package for firmly coupling the die to the package..
|Mems device and method of manufacturing the same|
According to one embodiment, a mems device including a first electrode provided on a support substrate, a second electrode opposed to the first electrode, having at least one end part overlapping the first electrode, and able to move in a direction it is opposed to the first electrode, and beam parts provided on the support substrate and supporting the second electrode. The surface of that part of the first electrode, which opposes the end part of the second electrode, is set at a lower level than the surface of that part of the second electrode, which opposes a center part of the second electrode..
|Mems device and manufacturing method thereof|
According to one embodiment, a mems device includes a first electrode formed on a support substrate, a second electrode arranged to face the first electrode and formed to be movable in a facing direction with respect to the first electrode, a beam portion formed on the support substrate and formed to support the second electrode, a cap layer formed to cover the second electrode and beam portion, a plurality of through-holes formed in the cap layer, the through-holes being formed in a portion other than a proximity portion in which a facing distance between the cap layer and a member in the cap layer is not longer than a preset distance, and a sealing layer formed to cover the cap layer and fill the through-holes.. .
|Low-g mems acceleration switch|
A motion-sensitive low-g mems acceleration switch, which is a mems switch that closes at low-g acceleration (e.g., sensitive to no more than 10 gs), is proposed. Specifically, the low-g mems acceleration switch has a base, a sensor wafer with one or more proofmasses, an open circuit that includes two fixed electrodes, and a contact plate.
|Gemstone and method for cutting the same|
The invention relates to a gemstone (10) comprises a girdle (13), a crown (11) and a pavilion (12). The crown has a table (14), ten star facets (15) surrounding the table, ten bezel facets (16) aligned between the star facets and twenty upper girdle facets (20) aligned between the bezel facets.
A mems gyro is provided, having a movable portion, a non-movable portion, and a magnetic sensing structure that comprises a magnetic source disposed at the movable portion, a magnetic sensing element positioned at the non-movable portion. The movable portion is capable of moving in response to external angular velocity or an external accelerator such that the magnetic field sensed by the magnetic sensing element is in relation to the movement of the movable portion, therefore, the angular velocity or the accelerator..
|Wafer level centrifuge for mems stiction detection and screening system and method|
A wafer level centrifuge (wlc) system and method of testing mems devices using the system. The wafer level centrifuge (wlc) system can include a base centrifuge system and a cassette mounting hub coupled to the base centrifuge system.
|Threads in operating systems without kernel thread support|
Techniques are provided to avow concurrent operation of threads in an operating system that does not support kernel threads. A first process may create a first thread.
|Continuous and concurrent device experience in a multi-device ecosystem|
Various embodiments generally relate to decentralized operating systems spanning multiple devices. More specifically, some embodiments relate to continuous and concurrent device experiences across the multiple devices.
|Methods and systems for managing data|
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched.
|System and method for location based exchanges of data facilitating distributed locational applications|
Provided is a distributed system and method for enabling new and useful location dependent features and functionality to mobile data processing systems. Mobile data processing systems interact with each other as peers in communications and interoperability.
|Coordinating data calls on a mobile device with multiple modems|
A method for inter-modem coordination is described. A first data connection to a network in a first network coverage area using a first air interface provided by a first modem is established.
|Portable bridge device|
A portable bridge device and methods for transmitting application data from the portable bridge device to one or more local devices of varying types, platforms and operating systems are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises establishing communication channels between the portable bridge device and first and second local devices, determining a platform or operating system of the local devices, and formatting, based on the determined platform or operating system, application data and transmitting the formatted application data to a portable bridge device interface module of the local devices via the communication channels.
|Mems device with release aperture|
The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating a micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) device. In an embodiment, a method includes providing a substrate including a first sacrificial layer, forming a micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) structure above the first sacrificial layer, and forming a release aperture at substantially a same level above the first sacrificial layer as the mems structure.
|Inhibiting propagation of surface cracks in a mems device|
A microelectromechanical systems (mems) device (58) includes a structural layer (78) having a top surface (86). The top surface (86) includes surface regions (92, 94) that are generally parallel to one another but are offset relative to one another such that a stress concentration location (90) is formed between them.
|Miniaturized optical zoom lens system|
The present application provides a micromechanical (mems) based zoom lens system, for use in miniature device applications, such as miniature electronic imaging devices. The mems-based zoom lens system comprises at least four optical elements, or two alvarez or lohmann lenses, that are configured for passage of optical signals therethrough along an optical signal path.
|Hidden hinge mems with temporary gimbal anchor|
Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) mirror devices and manufacturing methods thereof. The device comprising a hinge layer having orthogonal tilt and roll hinges connecting inner and outer platforms such that the inner platform has bi-directional rotation.
|Image display device|
A change in the white balance caused due to the temperature is reduced in an image display device using mems and a laser light source. An image processing unit of the device superposes a signal based on a first measured value of a light quantity at a first temperature on a image signal to be supplied to the laser light source.
|Display apparatus having a micro-electro-mechanical system|
The present invention relates to a display apparatus with pixels, wherein each pixel includes a switching device, a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems), and a gray scale control device. The switching device can be connected to a gate line and a data line to output a corresponding data signal in response to a gate signal.
|Electrical component and method of manufacturing the same|
According to one embodiment, there is disclosed an electrical component. The electrical component includes a substrate, a mems device on the substrate.