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Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods

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Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods

Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods

Wide-angle led lamp with obliquely-placed led boards and manufacturing process thereof


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07/30/15
20150214366 
 Embedded source or drain region of transistor with downward tapered region under facet region patent thumbnailnew patent Embedded source or drain region of transistor with downward tapered region under facet region
In some embodiments, a field effect transistor (fet) structure comprises a body structure, dielectric structures, a gate structure and a source or drain region. The gate structure is formed over the body structure.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213155 
 Package definition system with non-symmetric functional elements as a function of package edge property patent thumbnailnew patent Package definition system with non-symmetric functional elements as a function of package edge property
A package generation system creates a package definition file for creation of a package flat. The file includes dimensions for cut lines along which the package will be separated from a two dimensional substrate.
Xerox Corporation


07/30/15
20150211719 
 Wide-angle led lamp with obliquely-placed led boards and manufacturing process thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Wide-angle led lamp with obliquely-placed led boards and manufacturing process thereof
The present invention relates to a wide-angle led lamp with obliquely-placed led boards and manufacturing process thereof. A lamp body of the led lamp is composed of a heat radiation cup, a cylinder step, a pyramidal frustum, an inner groove, an outer circular recess, two screw holes opened at the bottoms of two opposite facets of the pyramidal frustum, a round tube molded in both the heat radiation cup and the cylinder step, and a perforation opened in the pyramidal frustum and communicating with the round tube; an annular pcb sleeves the pyramidal frustum and contacts the cylinder step; led boards cover the pyramidal frustum, the bottom of the led board is inserted into the inner groove of the lamp body and the top of the led board is covered with a fixing cover; the amp body, the stopper and the base are connected by a screw..

07/30/15
20150209088 
 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods
The present invention provides tools and methods designed to aid in the placement of artificial facet joints at virtually all spinal levels. One aspect of the present invention is a measurement tool for installing an artificial cephalad facet joint including a fixation measurement element and a support arm element.
Gmedelaware 2 Llc


07/23/15
20150207455 
 Dense-array concentrator photovoltaic system utilising non-imaging dish concentrator and array of crossed compound parabolic concentrators patent thumbnailDense-array concentrator photovoltaic system utilising non-imaging dish concentrator and array of crossed compound parabolic concentrators
Disclosed is a solar concentrator assembly (100) having a non-imaging dish concentrator (nidc) (110) which consists of a plurality of flat facets mirrors (160) arranged in such a way that all the mirror images are superimposed to form reasonably uniform irradiance and either square or rectangular pattern of concentrated sunlight at a common receiver without sunlight blocking and shadowing on each other. The geometry of the nidc (110) is determined using a special computational method.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


07/23/15
20150205839 
 Multi-faceted metadata storage patent thumbnailMulti-faceted metadata storage
A system and method for storing and providing metadata. Metadata may be retrieved from multiple sources.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/23/15
20150205139 
 Decorative film articles utilizing fresnel lens films patent thumbnailDecorative film articles utilizing fresnel lens films
First and second optical films in a stack each has a structured surface defining extended fresnel lenses. First and second fresnel lenses of the respective first and second films extend generally parallel to different first and second in-plane axes respectively.
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/23/15
20150204753 
 Network manageable advanced gas sensor apparatus and method patent thumbnailNetwork manageable advanced gas sensor apparatus and method
Mechanical, electronic, algorithmic, and computer network facets are combined to create a highly integrated advanced gas sensor system. The sensor system, utilized with gas insulated high voltage switchgear products, deployed by electric utility end users in replacement and expansion cycles, function to detect and mitigate atmospheric pollution caused by leaking sf6.

07/23/15
20150203237 
 Squeezable bottle including an ornamental feature patent thumbnailSqueezable bottle including an ornamental feature
A squeezable bottle includes a panel having at least one ornamental feature thereon. The panel includes a first facet having a length and a width and a second facet having a length and width.
H.j. Heinz Company


07/23/15
20150201977 
 Methods and  accessing and treating the facet joint patent thumbnailMethods and accessing and treating the facet joint
Methods and systems are disclosed for accessing and treating the interior of the facet joint for vertebral distraction and immobilization. The systems include a number of tools that facilitate access to the facet joint, distraction of the articulating decortication of the articulating surfaces, and delivery of implants and agents into the facet joint for fusion..
Providence Medical Technology, Inc.


07/23/15
20150201720 

Cut for gemstone


The invention relates to a gemstone (1) having a chaton cut, in which a crown (2) adjoins a flat table (5) and has facets (11, 12, 13) that are inclined downwardly relative to the table (5) all the way round, wherein the crown (2) has main facets (11) that extend substantially from the table (5) as far as a girdle (4) at which the gemstone (1) has the largest transverse dimension, and wherein a pavilion (3) of facets (8, 9, 10), preferably facets converging to a point, adjoins below the girdle (4), and wherein the gemstone (1) consists preferably entirely of topaz, wherein the angle of the main facets (11) relative to a cross-sectional face (7) arranged parallel to the table (5) is between 32.5° and 34.5°.. .
D. Swarovski Kg


07/16/15
20150201188 

Light-based caustic surface calibration


A method for performing light-based calibration of optics with caustic surfaces. The method includes mapping a light detecting device to a programmable light source.
Disney Enterprises, Inc,


07/16/15
20150200896 

Displaying inbox entities as a grid of faceted tiles


Displaying inbox entities are displayed as a grid of faceted tiles includes causing a display of a tile grid that includes a faceted tile for each of a plurality of inbox entities. A first facet of each tile includes data corresponding to the inbox entity the faceted tile represents.
Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.p.


07/16/15
20150200258 

Epitaxial structures and methods of forming the same


An embodiment is a method. A first iii-v compound semiconductor is epitaxially grown in a trench on a substrate, and the epitaxial growth is performed in a chamber.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199910 

Systems and methods for an educational platform providing a multi faceted learning environment


Systems, devices, methods, computer-readable media, techniques, and methodologies are disclosed for an educational platform providing a multi-faceted learning environment. In some embodiments, one or more user devices may be authenticated based at least in part on received authentication credentials.
Cox Communications, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198891 

Method for assigning a pupil facet of a pupil facet mirror of an illumination optical unit of a projection exposure apparatus to a field facet of a field facet mirror of the illumination optical unit


Methods are disclosed for assigning a pupil facet of a pupil facet mirror of an illumination optical unit of a projection exposure apparatus to a field facet of a field facet mirror of the illumination optical unit for the definition of an illumination channel for a partial beam of illumination light.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/16/15
20150198308 

Heat management for a light fixture with an adjustable optical distribution


A light fixture includes a member having a substantially frusto-conical shape. A channel extends between a wide top end of the member and a narrower bottom end of the member.
Cooper Technologies Company


07/16/15
20150197982 

Cutting machine for window covering


A cutting machine for cutting window coverings includes a machine base, on which a cutting device and a clamping device are mounted. The cutting device has a cutter.
Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150196919 

Pulverizing apparatus and pulverizing rocks


A rock crushing assembly is provided in the form of a pulverizing tumbler. The apparatus comprises a faceted tumbler having a plurality of faceted end walls, a pair of parallel sidewalls, and an open interior.

07/16/15
20150196330 

Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and fixation


Devices and methods for altering the spacing and motion at the facet joints of the vertebral column are provided. One embodiment of the invention comprises a prosthesis with surfaces configured to articulate with the facets of the facet joint.
Spinal Elements, Inc.


07/09/15
20150194784 

High power solid-state laser with replaceable module for uv generation


There is provided an intracavity module (150) arranged to be replaceably-mounted inside a laser resonator cavity. The intracavity module comprises a first optical element (104), a second optical element (102) and a frequency conversion element (107).
Powerlase Photonics Limited


07/09/15
20150194309 

Oxygen-doped gallium nitride crystal substrate


Otherwise, oxygen can be doped into a gallium nitride crystal by preparing a c-plane gallium nitride seed crystal or a three-rotationally symmetric plane foreign material seed crystal, supplying material gases including gallium, nitrogen and oxygen to the c-plane gallium nitride seed crystal or the three-rotationally symmetric, foreign seed crystal, growing a faceted c-plane gallium nitride crystal having facets of non-c-planes on the seed crystal, maintaining the facets on the c-plane gallium nitride crystal and allowing oxygen to infiltrating via the non-c-plane facets to the gallium nitride crystal.. .

07/09/15
20150193552 

Generation of multi-faceted search results in response to query


Aspects retrieve, organize and display different classifications of sets of search results in different, respective tabbed sheets that are nested on top of one another in a web-based interface dashboard. A text string search query is classified into constituent primary search terms that are likely to return satisfactory search results as indicated by retrieved search history data as a function of search resources and language classification rules associated with the user identity indicia.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/09/15
20150192860 

Illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography has a first and second facet mirrors, each with a plurality of reflecting facets on a support. The facets of the first facet mirror can be switched between various tilt positions.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/09/15
20150192532 

Methods and optically detecting magnetic resonance


A light-trapping geometry enhances the sensitivity of strain, temperature, and/or electromagnetic field measurements using nitrogen vacancies in bulk diamond, which have exterior dimensions on the order of millimeters. In an example light-trapping geometry, a laser beam enters the bulk diamond, which may be at room temperature, through a facet or notch.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


07/09/15
20150190469 

Methods for forming compositions for treating joints comprising bone morphogenetic protein and hyaluronic acid


Methods and compositions are disclosed for an intra-articular injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The methods and compositions comprising combinations of hyaluronic acid and a bone morphogenetic protein, like rhgdf-5, can be useful for any synovial joint, including the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, hands, spinal facet, or temporomandibular joint, both for the relief of pain and for slowing disease progression..
Depuy Mitek, Llc


07/09/15
20150190311 

Liquid-transfer adapter beveled spike


A liquid-transfer adapter operatively interposable between an injector and a vial is provided. The liquid-transfer has an injector engaging portion configured for fluidly coupling to an injector and a vial coupling.
Antares Pharma, Inc.


07/09/15
20150190181 

Facet device and method


A spine implant includes an insert positioned between facets of a zygapophyseal joint. In various embodiments, the insert is configured to exert a distraction force on one or more facets of the zygapophyseal joint.
Albany Medical College


07/09/15
20150189957 

Gem setting in basket


A gem setting with a tapered basket has a width of a central gem stone plus smaller surrounding gem stones at one end. At another end, the tapered basket is narrower and the central gem stone sits there-within.

07/02/15
20150187815 

Multi-fin finfets with merged-fin source/drains and replacement gates


A semiconductor structure including semiconductor fins, a gate over a middle portion of the semiconductor fins, and faceted semiconductor regions outside of the gate separated from gaps may be formed. The semiconductor structure may be formed by forming fins on a semiconductor substrate where each fin has a pair of sidewalls aligned parallel to the length of the fin, growing dummy semiconductor regions on the sidewalls of the fins, forming a sacrificial gate that covers a center portion of the fins and the dummy semiconductor regions, removing portions of the dummy semiconductor regions not covered by the sacrificial gate, and growing faceted semiconductor regions on the sidewalls of the portions of the fins not covered by the sacrificial gate.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/02/15
20150185025 

System and urban mapping and positioning


Umaps is a multifaceted system that can be robot-mounted, human-worn, or canine carried. Umaps produces real-time, 3d mapping and localization for the user as they move throughout a gps-denied environment (e.g.

07/02/15
20150184828 

Optical lens and light source module having the same


A light source module includes a light source and an optical lens facing the light source. The optical lens includes a light incident face facing the light source, a light emitting face opposite to the light incident face, and a connecting face connecting the light incident face and the light emitting face.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150184615 

Method and thermal reactor for single-valve propulsion with multiple injections and combustions per rotation cycle


The injection speed of the injection valves in an internal combustion engine is increased by using a single injection valve configured to carry out multiple fuel injections and combustions per rotation cycle. The single-valve propulsion thermal reactor has a casing with upper and lower walls consecutively defining a sleeve for taking in a pressurized air flow, a combustion chamber, and a gas discharge nozzle.

06/25/15
20150179883 

Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a semiconductor device


A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and the device resulted thereof is disclosed. In one aspect, the device has a heterogeneous layer stack of one or more iii-v type materials, at least one transmission layer of the layer stack having a roughened or textured surface for enhancement of light transmission.
Imec


06/25/15
20150179664 

Heterogeneous semiconductor material integration techniques


Techniques are disclosed for heteroepitaxial growth of a layer of lattice-mismatched semiconductor material on an initial substrate, and transfer of a defect-free portion of that layer to a handle wafer or other suitable substrate for integration. In accordance with some embodiments, transfer may result in the presence of island-like oxide structures on the handle wafer/substrate, each having a defect-free island of the lattice-mismatched semiconductor material embedded within its upper surface.

06/25/15
20150179576 

Locally raised epitaxy for improved contact by local silicon capping during trench silicide processings


A low resistance contact to a finfet source/drain can be achieved by forming a defect free surface on which to form such contact. The fins of a finfet can be exposed to epitaxial growth conditions to increase the bulk of semiconductive material in the source/drain.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/25/15
20150178857 

Facet-based filtering of social network update data


A network update interface is presented to a user on a network to display network updates from other users of a mutual social-networking site. The network updates shared by the other users are gathered in a stream and supplied to a facet-filtering system including a network update interface.
Linkedln Corporation


06/25/15
20150176798 

Light directing films


Light directing films employing at least two layers forming a continuous corrugated boundary between major surfaces of the film. Light received by a major surface of the film is internally redirected by interacting with the facets of the corrugated inter-layer boundary and is emitted from the opposing major surface towards a new propagation direction which is different from the original propagation direction by up to 90 degrees.

06/25/15
20150176624 

Flow drill screw


A flow drill screw can retain a structure and includes a shank extending along a longitudinal axis. The shank includes a first shank end and a second shank end opposite the first shank end.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


06/25/15
20150173469 

Cushion cut gemstone with excellent optical brilliance


A gemstone including a substantially rectangular girdle with rounded corners, a crown extending in a first direction from the girdle, and a pavilion extending in a second direction from the girdle opposite the first direction. The gemstone has 69 uniquely arranged and angled facets, 41 of which are in the crown, and 28 of which are in the pavilion.
Hasenfeld-stein, Inc.


06/18/15
20150170972 

Method to form silicide and contact at embedded epitaxial facet


An integrated circuit with an mos transistor abutting field oxide and a gate structure on the field oxide adjacent to the mos transistor and a gap between an epitaxial source/drain and the field oxide is formed with a silicon dioxide-based gap filler in the gap. Metal silicide is formed on the exposed epitaxial source/drain region.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/18/15
20150168647 

Compact photonic platforms


Compact photonics platforms and methods of forming the same are provided. An example of a compact photonics platform includes a layered structure having an active region along a longitudinal axis, a facet having an angle no less than a critical angle formed at least one longitudinal end of the active region, and a waveguide having at least one grating coupler positioned in alignment with the angled facet to couple light out to or in from the waveguide..

06/18/15
20150165350 

Pleated woven wire filter


A removable, reusable, pleated woven wire filter comprising: (a) a stainless steel perforated core having one-half-inch stainless steel round bar reinforcement rings welded to one-half-inch stainless steel round bar cross bars to create bar-ring junctures, and having 11-gauge stainless steel attachment clips welded to each end of the perforated core; (b) a three-layer stainless steel pleated woven wire filter media wrapped around the perforated core, the filter media having spaced apart pleats with external peaks, and an external filter media surface comprising the external peaks of the pleats; (c) a stainless steel flattened expanded metal shroud adjacent to and encircling the external peaks, and (d) a stainless steel top end cap base and a stainless steel bottom end cap base connected to the metal shroud, both cap bases sealed against top and bottom ends of the filter media with a stainless steel adhesive sealant rated at 2,000 degrees fahrenheit.. .
Pecofacet (houston), Llc


06/18/15
20150164652 

Methods for facet joint treatment


A method of treating a facet joint of a patient. The facet joint has a superior facet with a superior articular face and an inferior facet with an inferior articular face.
Zyga Technology, Inc.


06/18/15
20150164559 

Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods


Modular spinal prosthesis having one of both of adaptable and configurable components are provided. The modular spinal prosthesis described herein provide an artificial articular configuration to replace damaged, worn or otherwise removed spinal facet elements.
Gmedelaware 2 Llc


06/18/15
20150164557 

Facet joint replacement instruments and methods


A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae.
Gmedelaware 2 Llc


06/18/15
20150164516 

Vertebral facet joint drill and use


Devices and methods for creating lumens in the articular process of the vertebra are provided. An embodiment of the invention can be a tool that can cut a curved lumen through the articular process.
Spinal Elements, Inc.


06/11/15
20150161442 

System and methods for determination of potential solar installable surface area


An apparatus and method for determining a potential surface for installation of solar panels are provided. The method includes extracting, from a database of overhead images, at least one overhead image respective of a location; identifying a surface outline of at least one surface within the at least one overhead image; determining a pattern associated with the surface outline, the pattern comprising at least a facet; determining a potential installation area for solar panels based on the at least facet; and, displaying the potential installation area overlaid on the overhead image..
Solview Systems Ltd.


06/11/15
20150160402 

Light guiding plate and manufacturing the same and backlight source and display device comprising the same


A method of manufacturing a light guiding plate comprises steps of forming a protrusion array composed of a plurality of protrusions (300) on a surface of a substrate (100); and forming reflective layers (301) on side facets of the protrusions (300) respectively, in such a way that, the farther away from a side of the substrate (100) the protrusion (300) with the reflective layer is, the greater the reflectivity of the reflective layer (301) is. The light emitted from the light guiding plate made by the method is relatively uniform, and the heating issue is also avoided..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


06/11/15
20150159399 

Push/pull latch with faceted paddle handle


A door handle assembly for use with a door is provided, and includes a cover; and a handle associated with the cover and pivotal relative thereto. The handle has a non planar surface and is configured for actuation from a variety of angles..
Architectural Builders Hardware Mfg., Inc.


06/11/15
20150157366 

Spinal facet compression screw with variable pitch thread zones and buttress head


A surgical implant comprising a screw element having a screw head, a first thread having a first thread pitch, a second thread having a second thread pitch and an intermediate portion coupling the first and second thread pitches with the first and second thread pitches being different. The implant has a buttressing head associated with the first thread, and it is dimensioned to be larger than a diameter of the first threads to provide external buttressing as the first and second threads compress a first bone and a second bone together..
X-spine Systems, Inc.


06/04/15
20150156230 

Method and system for social collaborative curation


A social learning and exploration platform to learn about both specific and everyday concepts by exploring an organized collection of multiple flips or media, called flips. Users of the system have the ability to explore a number of categories of content, create and assimilate curated content across those categories, define sets of questions and explore concepts with flips.

06/04/15
20150155687 

Semiconductor laser and optical semiconductor device


In the semiconductor laser including a diffraction grating in which a first diffraction grating region with a first pitch, a second diffraction grating region with a second pitch and a third diffraction grating region with the first pitch, an anti-reflection film coated on an end facet to the light-emitting side, and a reflection film coated on an opposite end facet, the first diffraction grating region is greater than the third diffraction grating region, and the second diffraction grating region is formed, in such a manner that phases of the first and third diffraction grating regions are shifted in a range of equal to or more than 0.6 π to equal to or less than 0.9 π, phases are successive on a boundary between the first and second diffraction grating regions and the phases are successive on a boundary between the second and third diffraction grating regions.. .
Oclaro Japan, Inc.


06/04/15
20150154264 

Method for facet searching and search suggestions


Methods for faceted searching within clustered in-memory databases are disclosed. Faceted searching may be used to generate search suggestions.
Qbase, Llc


06/04/15
20150153650 

Method for operating a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


In a method for operating a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus, a facet mirror is illuminated with projection light having a center wavelength of between 5 nm and 30 nm. The facet mirror has a plurality of adjustable mirror facets, wherein groups of adjacent mirror facets form regions which are imaged by an optical unit onto an object plane of a projection objective of the projection exposure apparatus.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/04/15
20150153021 

Light directing film


Light directing film is disclosed. The light directing film includes a first structured major surface and an opposing second major surface.
3m Innovative Properties Company


06/04/15
20150151813 

Dynamically operative keel systems and methods


The present invention comprises dynamically operative keel systems and methods of enhancing a marine vessel's directional control, linear tracking, and turn holding, among other benefits. Hull undersurface facets, laterally symmetrically configured and disposed in laterally symmetrical pairs, extend longitudinally for varying extents establish longitudinally extending recesses and/or voids of varying cross-sections and/or depths that channel water flow and/or pressure.

05/28/15
20150149042 

System and configuring an interior of a vehicle based on preferences provided with multiple mobile computing devices within the vehicle


In response to detecting the entry condition, a determination is made as to when multiple mobile computing devices are present within the vehicle. An occupancy zone is determined for each multiple mobile computing device that is determined as being present within the vehicle.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/28/15
20150146757 

Semiconductor laser module


A semiconductor laser module includes: a semiconductor laser outputting a laser light from an output-facet side of a waveguide which has a first narrow portion identical in width, a wide portion wider than the first narrow portion, a second narrow portion narrower than the wide portion, a first tapered portion between the first narrow portion and the wide portion and increasing in width toward the wide portion, and a second tapered portion between the wide portion and the second narrow portion and decreasing in width toward the second narrow portion; and an optical fiber to which the laser light is input has an optical-feedback unit reflecting a predetermined wavelength of light. The semiconductor laser is enclosed in a package with one end of the optical fiber.
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150146507 

Submount-integrated photodetector for monitoring a laser for a heat-assisted magnetic recording head


In a heat-assisted magnetic recording hard disk drive, a laser module includes a submount-integrated photodetector configured to receive optical energy from a laser by way of a head slider. The submount may be formed of a semiconductor material such as a crystalline silicon material, and the photodetector may be a photodiode that is integrally formed with the submount.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


05/28/15
20150146429 

Lighting device with optical reflector, luminaire having such lighting device and manufacturing a compact optical reflector


The invention relates to a lighting device comprising: an optical reflector (200, 500) which has an interior surface (201); and a light source (205, 505); wherein the interior surface has a plurality of facets (203) that form a fresnel structure-like reflecting surface (202), and the interior surface may further have a cone (504) so as to avoid light from the light source being reflected back to the light source; wherein at least part of the light from the light resource is reflected by the optical reflector into an output direction. The invention also relates to a luminaire which comprises the lighting device according to the invention.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/28/15
20150146184 

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system includes an optical integrator having a plurality of light entrance facets, whose images at least substantially superimpose in a mask plane. A spatial light modulator transmits or reflects impinging projection light in a spatially resolved manner.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


05/28/15
20150146183 

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes an optical integrator having a plurality of light entrance facets each being associated with a secondary light source. A spatial light modulator has a light exit surface and transmit or to reflect impinging projection light in a spatially resolved manner.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


05/21/15
20150142056 

Flexible facet screw apparatus


A novel facet screw that addresses the need to elevate facet related pain caused by the facet faces being near bone on bone and or misaligned by providing an improved facet screw apparatus, and methods for the delivering that screw, and securing the vertebral facets while allowing the center of the screw to become flexible, thereby allowing the facets to move more normal. The present invention comprises a proximal mesh engagement mechanism, an adhesion ring, a distal mesh engagement mechanism, a drive socket bonding core, a flexible mesh, a stabilizing plug and a flexible separation donut.

05/21/15
20150142038 

Stylet cutting tip for medical device, and making same


A medical device includes a housing, and a stylet within the housing having a cutting tip upon a stylet shaft. The cutting tip has a plurality of cutting edges in a regular distribution, each being formed by adjoining facets in an alternating arrangement with the cutting edges.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


05/21/15
20150141876 

Method for providing directional therapy to skeletal joints


An ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or transducer is delivered to a location within the body associated with the joint and heats the target region of tissue associated with the joint from the location.
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/21/15
20150141182 

Dampening assembly and related making same


An assembly comprising: a powder metal outer part (22) having a radially inward facing cylindrical surface (54) with a plurality of facets (52) formed thereon that, in an alternating fashion, extend in an axial direction from an axial side of the powder metal outer part toward an opposite axial side of the powder metal outer part to a position between the opposing axial sides of the powder metal outer part; a powder metal inner part (20) having a radially outward facing cylindrical surface with a plurality of facets formed thereon that, in an alternating fashion, extend in an axial direction from an axial side of the powder metal inner part toward an opposite axial side of the powder metal inner part to a position between the opposing axial sides of the powder metal inner part; and an intermediate component (26) disposed between the cylindrical surfaces of the powder metal outer part and the powder metal inner part that connects the powder metal outer part and the powder metal inner part together.. .
Gkn Sinter Metals, Llc


05/21/15
20150140909 

Holder for sharpening and faceting


A holder for sharpening and faceting includes a cylindrical body having a first end, a second end and an opening formed transversely through the body between the first end and the second end. The opening has a tool support surface.

05/21/15
20150139488 

Method and system of identifying non-distinctive images/objects in a digital video and tracking such images/objects using temporal and spatial queues


A method and system to identify and locate images/objects which may be characterized as non-distinctive or “feature-less” and which would be difficult to locate by conventional means comprises a plurality of steps including identifying first and second frame markers, increasing granularity between the frame markers, identifying at least one dominant object between the frame markers, normalizing its shape and identifying its edges, dissecting the dominant object into at least two equally sized sections; identifying shape and characteristics of at least one section (the analyzed section) of the dominant object thereby creating section data; applying geometric modeling such that section data from the analyzed section is used to determine overall shape, facets and configuration of the dominant object, thereby forming a geometric model; comparing geometric model to a known reference data-base of objects like the non-distinctive object (the reference object); and assessing the probability that the geometric model so formed represents the desired non-distinctive object.. .
In Situ Media Corporation


05/21/15
20150138562 

Wavelength-variable laser including soa and optical coherence tomography apparatus including the laser


Provided is a wavelength-variable laser including an soa which controls not a shape of a gain spectrum itself in the soa but a shape of a gain spectrum obtained in the entire soa to enable inhibition of output fluctuations. The wavelength-variable laser including an soa includes: a wavelength selection mechanism for selectively reflecting a wavelength; an soa for amplifying light, the soa being configured to reflect light that enters a first end facet by a second end facet opposite to the first facet and to cause light amplified in an active layer to exit from the first facet; and a reflecting member provided outside the soa, the reflecting member forming a resonator in a pair with the second facet, in which the second facet has a multilayer film to control of a shape of gain spectrum obtained in the entire soa, the multilayer film having a reflectance depending on wavelength..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/21/15
20150137183 

Controlling the shape of source/drain regions in finfets


An integrated circuit structure includes a fin field-effect transistor (finfet) including a semiconductor fin over and adjacent to insulation regions; and a source/drain region over the insulation regions. The source/drain region includes a first and a second semiconductor region.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


05/21/15
20150135946 

Faceted fastener driver bumper with cooling slots


A bumper sized to fit a cylinder of a fastener driving tool includes a side profile of the bumper defined by a plurality of flat regions and a plurality of convex regions around an outer periphery of the bumper. Included in the bumper are an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


05/21/15
20150135498 

Interchangeable tool and related tool sets


An interchangeable tool for use with a hexagonal key having at least a first male end with six facets which form a hexagonal profile includes a first interchangeable tip comprising a body and a head extending from the body. The body includes a female receptacle having an opening open to an exterior of the first interchangeable tip, with the female receptacle having six facets that form a hexagonal profile.
Tanuki Entertainment, Inc.


05/14/15
20150131690 

Wavelength stabilized diode laser


A hybrid external cavity laser and a method for configuring the laser having a stabilized wavelength is disclosed. The laser comprises a semiconductor gain section and a volume bragg grating, wherein a laser emission from the semiconductor gain section is based on a combination of a reflectivity of a front facet of the semiconductor gain section and a reflectivity of the volume bragg grating and the reflectivity of the semiconductor gain section and the volume bragg grating are insufficient by themselves to support the laser emission.

05/14/15
20150131686 

Wavelength stabilized diode laser


A hybrid external cavity laser and a method for configuring the laser having a stabilized wavelength is disclosed. The laser comprises a semiconductor gain section and a volume bragg grating, wherein a laser emission from the semiconductor gain section is based on a combination of a reflectivity of a front facet of the semiconductor gain section and a reflectivity of the volume bragg grating and the reflectivity of the semiconductor gain section and the volume bragg grating are insufficient by themselves to support the laser emission.

05/14/15
20150131281 

System for directional control of light and associated methods


A lighting device for emitting light in selective directions including a light source structure member, a plurality of lighting devices attached to the light source structure member, a controller, a power supply, and an optic carried by the light source structure member and including a plurality of facets. Each light source of the plurality of light sources may be positioned such that light emitted thereby is emitted through a facet of the plurality of facets of the first optic.

05/07/15
20150127311 

Computer implemented finite element modeling using hybrid absorbing element


An apparatus and method use a hybrid absorbing element defined by a novel implementation of perfectly matched layer and infinite element concepts to model time-domain and frequency domain wave propagation finite element calculations. The hybrid absorbing element comprises three or more semi-infinite facets providing an essentially reflectionless interface for outgoing waves.
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.


05/07/15
20150127304 

Optical design using freeform tailoring


An optical design system is used to design a light shaping element that directs light from a specified source to a specified light distribution. The process includes designing related faceted optical devices (reflective or refractive) such that light from a common source point is distributed across multiple target points..
Synopsys, Inc.


05/07/15
20150127052 

Minimally invasive spinal facet compression screw and system for bone joint fusion and fixation


A system comprising a screw element having a generally cylindrical body having a bore or lumen therethrough and a plurality of fenestrations or windows through which biological material may be provided. The system comprises a tool for inserting the biological material into the screw element so that the biological material may extrude through the plurality of fenestrations or windows and through an aperture in the tip of the screw element thereby enabling providing a fusion mass across two adjacent facet bones or a facet joint wherein the screw itself provides both a fixation component and a screw component..
X-spine Systems, Inc.


05/07/15
20150125159 

Reflective colorless optical transmitter


Provided is a reflective colorless optical transmitter receiving a carrier signal, which is a continuous wave, and outputting a modulated optical signal. The reflective colorless optical transmitter includes a semiconductor optical amplifier (soa) amplifying an input optical signal allowing the input optical signal to have a gain, an optical modulator connected to the soa and outputting a modulated optical signal, a high reflectivity facet reflecting the modulated optical signal from the optical modulator, and a bragg reflection mirror connected to the high reflectivity facet, the optical modulator, and the soa in series, wherein a bragg resonator is formed by the bragg reflecting mirror and the high reflectivity facet..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


05/07/15
20150124848 

Wavelength stabilized diode laser module with limited back reflection


A module is configured with a housing enclosing a diode laser. Fast and slow axes collimators are located behind the rear facet of the laser, which along with a front facet, defines an intra-cavity cavity of the laser.
Ipg Photonics Corporation


05/07/15
20150123695 

Edge-emitting etched-facet lasers


A laser chip having a substrate, an epitaxial structure on the substrate, the epitaxial structure including an active region and the active region generating light, a waveguide formed in the epitaxial structure extending in a first direction, the waveguide having a front etched facet and a back etched facet that define an edge-emitting laser, and a first recessed region formed in the epitaxial structure, the first recessed region being arranged at a distance from the waveguide and having an opening adjacent to the back etched facet, the first recessed region facilitating testing of an adjacent laser chip prior to singulation of the laser chip.. .
Binoptics Corporation


05/07/15
20150123205 

Field effect transistor including a regrown contoured channel


At least one doped semiconductor material region is formed over a crystalline insulator layer. A disposable gate structure and a planarization dielectric layer laterally surrounding the disposable gate structure are formed over the at least one doped semiconductor material region.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/07/15
20150123176 

Semiconductor device having embedded strain-inducing pattern


A semiconductor device can include an active region having a fin portion providing a channel region between opposing source and drain regions. A gate electrode can cross over the channel region between the opposing source and drain regions and first and second strain inducing structures can be on opposing sides of the gate electrode and can be configured to induce strain on the channel region, where each of the first and second strain inducing structures including a respective facing side having a pair of {111} crystallographically oriented facets..

05/07/15
20150123124 

Rotated channel field effect transistor


A transistor device, such as a rotated channel metal oxide/insulator field effect transistor (rc-mo(i)sfet), includes a substrate including a non-polar or semi-polar wide band gap substrate material such as an al2o3 or a zno or a group-iii nitride-based material, and a first structure disposed on a first side of the substrate comprising of alingan-based and/or znmgo based semiconducting materials. The first structure further includes an intentional current-conducting sidewall channel or facet whereupon additional semiconductor layers, dielectric layers and electrode layers are disposed and upon which the field effect of the dielectric and electrode layers occurs thus allowing for a high density monolithic integration of a multiplicity of discrete devices on a common substrate thereby enabling a higher power density than in conventional lateral power mosfet devices..
Ramgoss, Inc.


05/07/15
20150121960 

Method and machining diamonds and gemstones using filamentation by burst ultrafast laser pulses


A non-ablative laser machining method and apparatus for cutting facets of a diamond, using a material machining technique involving filamentation by burst ultrafast laser pulses well suited to mass production. Coupled with 3d modeling and the computerized laser machining system, complex geometric surfaces can be created on the diamond.
Rofin-sinar Technologies Inc.


04/30/15
20150119993 

Method for fusing a human or animal joint as well as fusion device and tool set for carrying out the method


The fusion device for fusing a synovial joint of a human or animal patient, in particular a human facet joint, finger joint or toe joint, includes two pin-shaped anchorage portions and arranged therebetween a stabilization portion. The anchorage portions include a thermoplastic material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration.
Ww Technology Ag


04/30/15
20150119988 

System and methods for facet joint treatment


A method of resurfacing a facet joint with a facet implant system. The facet joint includes a superior facet and an inferior facet that are adjacent to each other and movable with respect to each other.
Zyga Technology, Inc.


04/30/15
20150119426 

Modulators of the relaxin receptor 1


Disclosed are modulators of the human relaxin receptor 1, for example, of formula (i), wherein a, r1, and r2 are as defined herein, that are useful in treating mammalian relaxin receptor 1 mediated facets of human health, e.g., cardiovascular disease. Also disclosed is a composition comprising a pharmaceutically suitable carrier and at least one compound of the disclosure, and a method for therapeutic intervention in a facet of mammalian health that is mediated by a human relaxin receptor 1..
The Florida International University Board Of Trustees


04/30/15
20150118738 

Microfluidic chip features for optical and thermal isolation


A microfluidic chip includes microfluidic channels, elements for thermally and optically isolating the microfluidic channels, and elements for enhancing the detection of optical signal emitted from the microfluidic channels. The thermal and optical isolation elements may comprise barrier channels interposed between adjacently-arranged pairs of microfluidic channels for preventing thermal and optical cross-talk between the adjacent microfluidic channels.
Canon U.s. Life Sciences, Inc.


04/30/15
20150117868 

Parallel optical transmitter


An n-channel parallel optical transmitter includes a dual-facet continuous-wave laser, two or more optical splitters, and four or more optical modulators. One of the optical splitters has an input coupled to the first facet of the laser, and another has an input coupled to the second facet of the laser.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


04/30/15
20150117029 

Optical lens and light source module having the same


A light source module includes a light source and an optical lens facing the light source. The optical lens includes a light incident face facing the light source, a light emitting face opposite to the light incident face, and a connecting face connecting the light incident face and the light emitting face.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150117026 

Lamp having lens element for distributing light


Embodiments of a lamp that distributes light from one or more light emitting diode (led) devices with an intensity distribution having a batwing appearance. These embodiments can comprise a lens having a lens body with different types of optics to achieve the preferred distribution.
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


04/30/15
20150117021 

Omnidirectional light emitting diode lens


Provided is an omnidirectional lens, having a housing having a closed end and an open end, a series of facets circumferentially arranged on the housing; and a series of concentric facets disposed on the closed end.. .
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc




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