|| List of recent Ems-related patents
| Agent based application reputation system for operating systems|
A method for implementing a security agent on behalf of a device, the method comprising: obtaining a list of applications installed on the device from a remote repository; for each respective application on the list, comparing reputation attributes obtained from a reputation database against attributes of the application installed on the device; and for any of the respective applications for which it is determined from the comparing that the application installed on the device is malicious, taking action to limit malicious activity by the respective application installed on the device.. .
| Variable domain resource data security for data processing systems|
The variable domain data access control system and method described herein use the same variable domain to describe a data security model and a variable domain data model, such as a product configuration model. A variable domain is a set of resource data that can be described using a logical relationship data structure.
| Methods and apparatuses for operating a data processing system|
Methods and apparatuses for operating data processing systems. One exemplary method of operating a data processing system which includes a display device includes receiving an input from a user, the input specifying an object to be represented in a user configurable portion of a window which is displayable on a display device, and displaying the window with the user configurable portion wherein the user configurable portion is present in an open interface window or a save interface window.
| Methods and apparatus for collecting electronically stored information|
Methods and apparatus for collecting electronically stored information are disclosed. In general, a processor images an electronic device to collect metadata associated with a plurality of files stored on the electronic device.
| User interface screens for zoned hvac systems, a controller employing the screens and a method of operating a zoned hvac system|
A controller for a zoned hvac system and interface screens for controlling a zoned hvac system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the controller includes: (1) a processor configured to direct operation of the hvac system according to operating data for zones thereof and (2) a display configured to provide a zone dashboard screen including a zone information area for each of the zones, wherein each the zone information area has a defined shape and is configured to provide operating data for a single one of the zones and receive a user input that selects the single one of the zones for the processor to control..
| Dynamic orthoscopic sensing|
A dynamic sensing method and apparatus employs microelectromechanical systems (mems) and nanoelectromechanical (nems) surgical sensors for gathering and reporting surgical parameters pertaining to a drive mechanism of a surgical device, such as speed, rotation, torque and other characteristics of the surgical device. The surgical device employs or affixes the surgical sensor on or about a surgical device for detecting electromechanical characteristics during the surgical procedure.
| Dual layer microelectromechanical systems device and method of manufacturing same|
Exemplary microelectromechanical system (mems) devices, and methods for fabricating such are disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a silicon-on-insulator (soi) substrate, wherein the soi substrate includes a first silicon layer separated from a second silicon layer by an insulator layer; processing the first silicon layer to form a first structure layer of a mems device; bonding the first structure layer to a substrate; and processing the second silicon layer to form a second structure layer of the mems device..
| Mems microdisplay optical imaging and sensor systems for underwater and other scattering environments|
A sensing system is provided that includes a transmitter assembly with a light source and a microdisplay device, wherein the transmitter assembly defines an optical beam transmission path to provide illumination of a substantially one-dimensional (1d) region of a target area, the microdisplay device comprising a plurality of controllable elements for causing the illumination to be a substantially 1d pattern of light along the 1d region. The system further includes a receiver assembly for defining a return optical signal transmission path from the 1d region and collecting return optical signals from the 1d region.
| Using graphics processing units in control and/or data processing systems|
A graphics processing unit (gpu) can be used in control and/or data processing systems that require high speed data processing with low input/output latency (i.e., fast transfers into and out of the gpu). Data and/or control information can be transferred directly to and/or from the gpu without involvement of a central processing unit (cpu) or a host memory.
| Asymmetric travel for mems light modulator|
Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided for increasing the aperture ratio of a display by increasing the total travel distance of respective light modulating bodies in a display while maintaining fast switching speeds. Increasing the total travel distance allows for a larger aperture ratio in a display, which provides greater power savings and increased display brightness.
| Tunable cavity resonator including a plurality of mems beams|
A tunable cavity resonator includes a substrate, a cap structure, and a tuning assembly. The cap structure extends from the substrate, and at least one of the substrate and the cap structure defines a resonator cavity.
| Electron emission device|
Provided herein are electron emission devices and device components for optical, electronic and optoelectronic devices, including cantilever-based mems and nems instrumentation. Devices of certain aspects of the invention integrate a dielectric, pyroelectric, piezoelectric or ferroelectric film on the receiving surface of a substrate having an integrated actuator, such as a temperature controller or mechanical actuator, optionally in the form of a cantilever device having an integrated heater-thermometer.
| Micro-electro mechanical system (mems) structures and methods of forming the same|
A device includes a first substrate bonded with a second substrate structure. The second substrate structure includes an outgasing prevention structure.
| Method of modifying surfaces|
The invention provides a method for chemically modifying a surface of a substrate, preferably a silicon substrate, including the steps of providing a substrate having at least a portion of a surface thereof coated with an organic coating composition including unsaturated moieties forming a surface coating, and introducing a vapour phase reactive intermediate species based on a group 14 or group 15 element from the periodic table of elements to the substrate whereupon the reactive intermediate species is able to react with a number of the unsaturated moieties in the coating composition thereby chemically modifying the surface coating. Also disclosed is a surface-modified substrate obtained or obtainable by the method, and uses thereof in the fabrication of mems and ic devices..
| Integration of laminate mems in bbul coreless package|
An apparatus including a die including a first side and an opposite second side including a device side with contact points and lateral sidewalls defining a thickness of the die; a build-up carrier coupled to the second side of the die, the build-up carrier including a plurality of alternating layers of conductive material and insulating material, wherein at least one of the layers of conductive material is coupled to one of the contact points of the die; and at least one device within the build-up carrier disposed in an area void of a layer of patterned conductive material. A method and an apparatus including a computing device including a package including a microprocessor are also disclosed..
| Low-cost process-independent rf mems switch|
A mems switch includes a semiconductor substrate, a movable cantilever and a cantilever anchor. The semiconductor substrate includes a device layer and a handle.
| Process for manufacturing an integrated membrane of nozzles in mems technology for a spray device and spray device using such membrane|
A process for manufacturing a membrane of nozzles of a spray device, comprising the steps of laying a substrate, forming a membrane layer on the substrate, forming a plurality of nozzles in the membrane layer, forming a plurality of supply channels in the substrate, each supply channel being substantially aligned in a vertical direction to a respective nozzle of the plurality of nozzles and in direct communication with the respective nozzle.. .
| Pressure sensor using mems resonator|
A pressure sensor including: a mems resonator; a sweeping unit which sweeps a frequency of an excitation signal in a predetermined direction of sweeping, over a predetermined frequency range including a resonance frequency f0 of a vibrator in the mems resonator, while outputting the excitation signal to the mems resonator; an integrating unit which inputs a vibrating-state information signal as a characteristic amount indicative of a vibrating state of the vibrator from the mems resonator while the sweeping unit sweeps the frequency, integrates a plurality of the vibrating-state information signals at different frequencies of the excitation signal, and outputs the integrated value; and a conversion unit adapted to determine a pressure acting on the mems resonator, based on the integrated value.. .
| Systems and method for gyroscope calibration|
A mechanism by which a mems gyroscope sensor can be calibrated using data gathered from other sensors in a system incorporating the mems gyroscope sensor is provided. Data gathered from an accelerometer and a magnetometer in fixed orientation relative to the gyroscope is used to calculate changes in orientation of a system.
| A trawl door or paravane with remote control adjustment|
A trawl door, deflector, vane or paravane (40) constructed with adjustable panels (22, 23, 24) and driving units (25) for control the water flow through the spreading device during towing through the water with remote control where driving units (25) are used to adjust the position of the panels control the water flow through the spreading device and maneuver the spreading device in optimum position in the towing direction, horizontally or vertically, the panels are adjustable independently to give enhanced performance of the operating systems, fishing trawl or seismic survey system, without having to pull the system to the towing vessel to adjust manually.. .
|User interface for visualizing resource performance and managing resources in cloud or distributed systems|
Disclosed are methods and apparatus that allow users and organizations to access on-demand and in a personalized way to the performance and optionally flow activity measures of an end to end network of virtual resources. The system is configured to generate a ui that provides a mapping and characterization of the network of virtual resources.
|Distributed procedure execution and file systems on a memory interface|
Nonvolatile memory (e.g., flash memory, solid-state disk) is included on memory modules that are on a dram memory channel. Nonvolatile memory residing on a dram memory channel may be integrated into the existing file system structures of operating systems.
|Local streaming proxy server|
A local application streaming proxy can create a virtual image of storage media, which allows cloud operators to rapidly deliver applications, or deliver any operating system remotely, while providing better security, network utilization, low power requirements, and consistent performance for streamed applications and operating systems. A station using its wifi/lan provides qos guarantees (or priority) for application streaming network communications to create a consistent user experience regardless of other application bandwidth utilization.
|System and method for targeting data processing system(s) with data|
Provided is a system and method for targeting one or more receiving data processing systems with data by aiming a sending data processing system at the receiving data processing system(s) and performing a shoot action. Aiming information is transmitted from the sending data processing system to the receiving data processing system(s) to facilitate determining whether or not the one or more receiving data processing systems was targeted by the sending data processing system, for example, to subsequently pull data, push data, or interact.
|Method and computer implemented system providing automatic electronic miscellaneous document reconciliation|
Methods, computer program products, and data processing systems for responding to an event that results in a modification of a passenger name record (pnr). Images of a modified pnr and a corresponding electronic miscellaneous document (emd) are received, as well as an image a establishing a matrix of links between pnr services and emd coupons.
|Method and structure for adding mass with stress isolation to mems structures|
A method and structure for adding mass with stress isolation to mems. The structure has a thickness of silicon material coupled to at least one flexible element.
|Method for accurate and low-consumption mems micropump actuation and device for carrying out said method|
The present invention describes the improvements due to alternated actuation cycles to reduce the delivery errors related to the pumping chamber elasticity, the actuator relaxation or hysteresis. The method actuates a pumping device with an optimal driving voltage profile, wherein the pumping device comprises a pumping chamber including a pumping membrane and a voltage controlled actuator connected to said membrane; the movement of said membrane being defined by three positions, namely a rest, a bottom and a top position.
|Comb mems device and method of making a comb mems device|
A mems device and a method to manufacture a mems device are disclosed. An embodiment includes forming trenches in a first main surface of a substrate, forming conductive fingers by forming a conductive material in the trenches and forming an opening from a second main surface of the substrate thereby exposing the conductive fingers, the second main surface opposite the first main surface..
|Mems device with polymer layer, system of a mems device with a polymer layer, method of making a mems device with a polymer layer|
A mems device, a method of making a mems device and a system of a mems device are shown. In one embodiment, a mems device includes a first polymer layer, a mems substrate disposed on the first polymer layer and a mems structure supported by the mems substrate.
|Ornamental dispersion assembly|
An ornamental dispersion assembly that provides at least one ornamental portion positioned inside a dispersion assembly for engaging with a liquid or vapor that disperses from the dispersion assembly. The ornamental portion includes spherical gemstones configured to enhance the liquid by providing a smoothing and balancing effect to the liquid.
|Safe and arm explosive train|
A safe-and-arm system for the prevention of unintentional operation of an explosive device by interrupting a detonation train, the system employing an interruptive transfer assembly made of silicon and suitable for implementing in a mems device, the assembly including a silicon based transfer charge carrier on a porous explosive passageway made by etching, the passageway extending between at least two ports on the circumference of the transfer assembly, and a drive means that can mechanically bring about at least one armed state of a detonation train.. .
|Adaptable hvac unit base|
An adaptable base of the hvac unit can allow an hvac unit to align and seal with multiple duct opening configurations. Such opening configurations may be different footprints in different hvac systems, such as may be employed for example in different roof curbs of rooftop hvac units.
|Data recovery in multi-leader distributed systems|
Disclosed are a method and system for recovering a distributed system from a failure of a data storage unit. The distributed system includes a plurality of computer systems, each having a read-write computer and a data storage unit.
|Bidirectional mems driving arrangement|
A micro-electromechanical system (mems) driving arrangement comprising a driven wheel comprising (n) teeth about an outer periphery thereof, an actuator ring around the driven wheel, itself comprising (n)+(x) teeth about an inner periphery thereof, wherein the (n)+(x) teeth of the actuator ring progressively engage and disengage subsets of the (n) teeth of the driven wheel; a driving actuation assembly, coupled to the actuator ring, for driving the actuator ring in a hysteresis-type motion so as to cause rotation of the driven wheel, wherein after one full cycle of engagements and disengagements between selective subsets of the (n) teeth of the driven wheel with selective subsets of the (n)+(x) teeth of the actuator ring, the driven wheel rotates by (x) teeth corresponding to [(360)(x)/(n)]°.. .
|Socket type mems bonding|
A method for fabricating an integrated circuit device is disclosed. The method includes providing a first substrate; bonding a second substrate to the first substrate, the second substrate including a microeelectromechanical system (mems) device; and bonding a third substrate to the first substrate..
|Gas turbine engine cooling systems and methods incorporating one or more cover plate assemblies having one or more apertures therein|
Turbine cooling systems and methods are disclosed herein. The turbine cooling system may include a rotor disk having a bucket attached thereto.
|Rapid auto-focus using classifier chains, mems and multiple object focusing|
A smart-focusing technique includes identifying an object of interest, such as a face, in a digital image. A focus-generic classifier chain is applied that is trained to match both focused and unfocused faces and/or data from a face tracking module is accepted.
|Mems device with sloped support|
A microelectromechanical (mems) device has a movable member supported in elevated position spaced by a sloped support structure above a substrate. The movable member may be a polished metallic plate such as a mirror of a digital micromirror device (dmd) supported by a flexible hinge above an integrated circuit wafer die region.
|Spatial splitting-based optical mems interferometers|
A spatial splitting-based optical micro electro-mechanical systems (mems) interferometer includes a spatial splitter for spatially splitting an input beam into two interferometer beams and a spatial combiner for spatially combining the two interferometer beams. A mems moveable mirror is provided to produce an optical path difference between the first interferometer beam and the second interferometer beam..
|Touchscreen displays incorporating dynamic transmitters|
Systems and methods for implementing touchscreen displays that utilize a transmitter system to dynamically scan at least one light beam across a surface of interest such that substantially every point in a region above the surface of interest is dynamically scanned by a light beam from two directions, a receiver system to receive and detect the at least one dynamically scanned light beams, and a processor configured to determine locations of contact are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a transmitter system that includes dynamic transmitters, which may be in the form mems micromirrors used in conjunction with infrared semiconductor lasers..
|Backlight and ambient light sensor system|
Apparatuses and methods to operate a display device of an electronic device. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a user setting or input of a display control parameter, and causing or altering, based on the user setting or input, an effect of an ambient light sensor value (als) on control of the display control parameter.
A mems switch has fixed support, a plate-shaped flexible beam having at least one end immovably supported by the fixed support and having an extending movable surface, a movable electric contact disposed on the movable surface of the flexible beam, a fixed electric contact facing the movable electric contact and disposed at a fixed position relative to the fixed support, first piezoelectric driver disposed above the movable surface of the flexible beam, extending from a portion above the fixed support towards the movable electric contact, and capable of displacing the movable electric contact towards the fixed electric contact by voltage driving, and second piezoelectric driver disposed at least on the movable surface of the flexible beam and capable of so driving a movable part of the flexible beam by voltage driving that the movable electric contact is separated from the fixed electric contact.. .
|Mems process and device|
A method of fabricating a micro-electrical-mechanical system (mems) transducer comprises the steps of forming a membrane on a substrate, and forming a back-volume in the substrate. The step of forming a back-volume in the substrate comprises the steps of forming a first back-volume portion and a second back-volume portion, the first back-volume portion being separated from the second back-volume portion by a step in a sidewall of the back-volume.
There is provided a mems sensor including a signal processing lsi equipped with a temperature sensor for measuring temperature of a sensor, and a mems sensor chip overlaid on the signal processing lsi, the mems sensor chip being mounted on a heat generating part of the signal processing lsi. This mems sensor decreases the effects caused by thermally triggered changes in temperature characteristics..
|Method and apparatus for a semiconductor structure|
A semiconductor structure may include a first device having first surface with a first bonding layer formed thereon and a second device having a first surface with a second bonding layer formed thereon. The first bonding layer may provide an electrically conductive path to at least one electrical device in the first device.
A 2-chip mems microphone component includes: at least one first mems microphone structural component having at least one first microphone structure formed in the front side of the structural component; an asic structural component having evaluation electronics for the microphone signal of the mems microphone structural component; and a housing having a sound opening. The mems microphone structural component is mounted within the housing and above the sound opening in such a way that the rear side of the microphone structure is acted on by the sound pressure.
Disclosed herein is a mems apparatus comprising a substrate with an etched area, a proof mass disposed at the center of the etched area, and beams supporting the proof mass. The beams are disposed between peripheries of the substrate and the proof mass.
|Mems tunneling micro seismic sensor|
A tunneling accelerometer that can be implemented as a mems micro sensor provides differential sensing that minimizes large forces resulting from undesired environmental effects. Used as a seismic sensor, for example, the accelerometer exhibits maximum sensitivity for small seismic waves and suppresses very large seismic activities occurring at shallower depths.
|Mems device and a method of using the same|
A method of using a mems gyroscope is disclosed herein, wherein the mems gyroscope comprised a magnetic sensing mechanism. A magnetic field is generated by a magnetic source, and is detected by a magnetic sensor.
|Mems mass flow sensor assembly and method of making the same|
A silicon mass flow sensor manufacture process that enables the backside contacts and eliminates the conventional front side wire binding process, and the assembly of such a mass flow sensor is disclosed in the present invention. The achieved assembly enhances the reliability by eliminating the binding wire exposure to the flow medium that may lead to detrimental failure due to the wire shortage or breakage while the miniature footprint could be maintained.
|Micromachined flow sensor integrated with flow inception detection and make of the same|
This invention is related to a microfabricated microelectromechanical systems (a.k.a. Mems) silicon thermal mass flow sensor integrated with a micromachined thermopile temperature sensor as a flow inception detection sensor.
|Diamond clusters defining various shapes|
A jewelry stone cluster comprising four gemstone sections which are mounted in a setting and which are juxtaposed to each other. Each gemstone section includes a table facet and, in one form, a respective pair of adjacent cross facets, with the cross facets extending in planes that are at an angle to their respective table facet.
|Method of intrusion detection in terminal device and intrusion detecting apparatus|
A method of intrusion detection in a terminal device that supports driving of a plurality of operating systems, is provided. The method includes collecting at a first operating system of the plurality of operating systems intrusion detection data for analyzing whether there is an intrusion in at least a second operating system of the plurality of operating systems; and performing at the first operating system an intrusion detection with respect to the at least a second operating system using the collected intrusion detection data..
|Methods and systems for producing, evaluating and simulating executable applications|
A method and system for producing executable applications comprises selecting a processor type and compiling a binary code module for execution by the selected processor type. The method and system further comprise selecting one or more operating systems and linking the binary code module with a loader module for each selected operating system to produce an executable application to be executed on that operating system.
|Method and system of mask data preparation for curvilinear mask patterns for a device|
A method comprises: (a) transforming a layout of a layer of an integrated circuit (ic) or micro electro-mechanical system (mems) to a curvilinear mask layout; (b) replacing at least one pattern of the curvilinear mask layout with a previously stored fracturing template having approximately the same shape as the pattern, to form a fractured ic or mems layout; and (c) storing, in a non-transitory storage medium, an e-beam generation file including a representation of the fractured ic or mems layout, to be used for fabricating a photomask.. .
|Visual cross-browser layout testing method and system therefor|
According to the invented method, web pages are rendered on virtual pc's using different combinations of operating systems and browsers. Rendered web pages are stored as digital color images.
|Manufacturing methods for micro-electromechanical system device having electrical insulating structure|
The disclosure relates to a micro-electromechanical system (mems) device having an electrical insulating structure. The mems device includes at least one moving part, at least one anchor, at least one spring and an insulating layer.
|Hybrid mems bump design to prevent in-process and in-use stiction|
A micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) device and method for forming a mems device is provided. A proof mass is suspended a distance above a surface of a substrate by a fulcrum.
|Multi directional multiplexer|
Described herein is an optical transmission cross-connect for routing wavelength signals to a bank of directionless transceivers. One embodiment (1) includes an array of four common-port fibers (3) for transmitting and receiving a multiplexed optical signal and an array of sixteen add/drop fibers (5) for receiving and transmitting demultiplexed signals including individual wavelength channels.
|Systems and methods for implementing soft-decision reed-solomon decoding to improve cable modem and cable gateway performance|
A system and method are provided for implementing a soft reed-solomon (rs) decoding scheme, technique or algorithm to improve physical layer performance in cable modems and cable gateways. At 1024-qam, a receiver is provided in which a signal to noise ratio is reduced by at least about 1 db relaxing design considerations and specifications for other components in the system including for the tuner.
|Dynamic load balancing under partial service conditions|
Methods and apparatuses for controlling load balancing of modems may include receiving an indication of impairment of a channel, placing modems using the impaired channel into a partial service mode and removing the impaired channel from a list of channels available for load balancing, monitoring the quality of the impaired channel, and, responsive to detection of acceptable quality on the impaired channel, removing the modems from partial service mode and adding the channel back to the list of channels available for load balancing. Another method includes, but is not limited to, receiving an indication of a partial service mode for a modem, incrementing a partial service mode counter for a channel associated with the partial service mode indication, computing a partial service mode metric based in part upon the partial service mode counter, and responsive to a determination that the partial service mode metric meets a threshold, determining an allocation of modems to channels..
|Auto-focus camera module with mems distance measurement|
A mems actuator for an auto-focus camera module is coupled with a capacitance measurement component configured to determine mems actuator capacitance values to be used to determine motion and displacement of the camera module, the optical module and/or one or more movable lenses thereof, and to adapt a position and alignment of the one or more movable lenses to account for a specific focus distance.. .
|Auto-focus camera module with mems capacitance estimator|
A mems actuator for a compact auto-focus camera module is configured to measure physical values and to estimated values each indicative of position or motion or both of a mems component. A smart logic component determines a set of mems driver control values based on analyzing the measured physical values and substituting estimated values to more accurately position the mems component.
|Auto-focus camera module with mems closed loop compensator|
A mems actuator for a compact camera couples with an alignment compensation component for generating alignment compensation signals to position and align one or more movable lenses to account for a specific focus distance and for a camera module orientation and nonlinear displacement property of the one or more movable lenses.. .
|Microelectronic machine-based variable resonator|
A tunable resonator is provided that has a high q for each resonate frequency. The tunable resonator is a mems tunable resonator wherein the tuner is affected by moving a moveable mass, associated with the resonating portion of the resonator, form a first position to a second position such that the moveable mass is held in the first position or second position by a detent rather than a constant electromagnet magnetic or electrostatic force applied thereon..
|Microelectromechanical system-based resonator device|
The disclosure provides a structure for a microelectromechanical system (mems)-based resonator device. The structure for the mems-based resonator device includes at least one resonator unit.
|Hybrid radio frequency component|
Methods and systems may provide for a hybrid rf mems component design including an electrostatic actuation and a piezoelectric actuation. In one example, the method may include applying a first voltage to generate a first piezoelectric force to reduce a first gap between a cantilever and an actuation electrode, and applying a second voltage to generate an electrostatic force to create contact between the cantilever and a transmission electrode..
|Vibrator, oscillator, electronic apparatus, moving object, and method of manufacturing vibrator|
An mems vibrator includes a substrate, a fixation section disposed above a principal surface of the substrate, a support section extending from the fixation section, and a vibrating body (an upper electrode) separated from the substrate and supported by the support section in a node part of a vibration, and the vibrating body is a 2n-fold rotationally symmetric body having 2n beams radially extending from a node part of a vibration, wherein n is a natural number.. .