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07/21/16
20160211644 
 Edge-emitting laser chip wafer layout that facilitates on-wafer testing of the lasers patent thumbnailnew patent Edge-emitting laser chip wafer layout that facilitates on-wafer testing of the lasers
Edge-emitting laser chip wafer layouts are provided that enable a variety of tests to be performed while the chips are on the wafer, including side-mode suppression ratio (smsr) tests. The laser chip wafer layouts include turning mirrors that direct light passing out of at least one of the facets of the chips away from the wafer.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd


07/21/16
20160210337 
 A data processing system for adaptive visualisation of faceted search results patent thumbnailnew patent A data processing system for adaptive visualisation of faceted search results
A system for adaptive visualisation of faceted search results comprises a visualisation module configured to adapt a predetermined visualisation correlation between the data types of the search result facets and the visualisation types in function of the aggregated visualisation type modifications.. .
Ontoforce Nv


07/21/16
20160210334 
 Deep linking and state preservation via a url patent thumbnailnew patent Deep linking and state preservation via a url
The technology disclosed relates to a platform for ultra-fast, ad-hoc data exploration and faceted navigation on integrated, heterogeneous data sets. The disclosed apparatus and methods for deep linking and state preservation via a url make it possible to share live data as rendered on a live dashboard, without saving a new state on a server every time data and dashboard elements are updated..
Salesforce.com, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209759 
 Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes a pupil forming unit directing light on a spatial light modulator that transmits or reflects impinging light in a spatially resolved manner. An objective images a light exit surface of the spatial light modulator on light entrance facets of an optical integrator so that an image of an object area on the light exit surface completely coincides with one of the light entrance facets.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209589 
 Optical coupler patent thumbnailnew patent Optical coupler
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward techniques and configurations for an optical coupler. In some embodiments, the device may include an optical waveguide to transmit light input from a light source.
Intel Corporation


07/21/16
20160209001 
 Reflective non-paraboloidal beam-shaping optics patent thumbnailnew patent Reflective non-paraboloidal beam-shaping optics
A lighting device may include a light source and a reflective optical element. The reflective optical element may have a reflective internal surface that defines a cavity.
Surefire, Llc


07/21/16
20160206938 
 Reinforced composite game stick handle patent thumbnailnew patent Reinforced composite game stick handle
An improved lacrosse stick shaft for attachment to a lacrosse stick head is provided. The stick is formed from a composite base shaft body with reinforcement features embedded or adhered to the surface thereof at selected locations to improve the resistance of the shaft to impacts and breakage without adding significant weight.

07/21/16
20160206832 
 Injection needle patent thumbnailnew patent Injection needle
An injection needle includes a needle tube having a proximal end and a distal end, and an edge surface provided at the distal end of the needle tube. The edge surface includes a first ground facet, a second ground facet, and a third ground facet.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160206649 
 Compositions and methods for treating joints patent thumbnailnew patent Compositions and methods for treating joints
Compositions and methods are disclosed for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The compositions comprising combinations of hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate, 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 Synthes Products, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206332 
 Systems and methods for guiding anchors for facet fixation patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for guiding anchors for facet fixation
Apparatus and methods for spinal surgery include a retractor with an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis between a distal end and an opposite proximal end, the retractor defines a passage between the distal and proximal ends and a window opening into the passage adjacent to the distal end. The apparatus also includes a guide member extending laterally from the proximal end of the retractor and the guide member includes a body extending along an arc.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc


07/14/16
20160202858 

Generating visualizations of facet values for facets defined over a collection of objects


Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating visualizations of facet values for facets defined over a collection of objects. The objects are processed to determine facet values for the objects for a specified facet.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/14/16
20160202776 

Novel passive stylus


The present disclosure pertains to stylus' for electronic devices, and in particular, to passive stylus' with multi-faceted functionality. A passive stylus has a first end and a second end wherein at the first end, a first nib is present, and at the second end, a second nib is present.
Intel Corporation


07/14/16
20160202427 

Optical coupler


An optical assembly includes first (102) and second (103) housings configured to move relative to each other. The first housing includes an attachment area (124) configured to permanently attach an optical waveguide (122) and having a facet (634) that optically couples the optical waveguide to the first housing.
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/14/16
20160202421 

Horizontal coupling to silicon waveguides


Techniques for forming a facet optical coupler that includes a waveguide formed over a trench of a silicon substrate are described. The trench is formed in a silicon substrate and then filled with a dielectric material.
Acacia Communications, Inc.


07/14/16
20160200066 

Device for embossing packaging material with a set of embossing rollers of the male-female die type


The embossing device for embossing packaging material comprises a set of embossing rollers with male die and female die rollers co-operating with one another, the surface of which is provided with texture elements, wherein the texture elements (m6r6) on the surface of the female die roller (m6), which are assigned to the texture elements (p6e6) on the surface of the male die roller (p6) are not inversely congruent by an amount of above 15 μm in axial and radial direction and the texture elements of the male die and female roller associated with one another comprise facets (f) for the purpose of local pressure elevation. A facet (f) comprises faces (fn), which with respect to the imaginary, continuous surface of the texture is inclined.
Boegli-gravures Sa


07/07/16
20160198087 

Multi-camera system using folded optics free from parallax and tilt artifacts


Aspects relate to an array camera exhibiting little or no parallax artifacts in captured images. For example, the planes of the central mirror prism of the array camera can intersect at an apex defining the vertical axis of symmetry of the system.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/07/16
20160197251 

Method of manufacturing semiconductor light emitting device, and semiconductor light emitting device


When an uneven pattern is formed on a light extraction surface composed of a semiconductor crystal by wet-etching using an alkaline solution, a plurality of convex portions cannot be formed in a desired arrangement. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor light emitting device includes a light extraction surface composed of a semiconductor crystal, wherein when the uneven pattern is formed by a plurality of convex portions on the light extraction surface, first, a plurality of impressions are formed on the light extraction surface of a semiconductor layer composed of a semiconductor crystal using a processing substrate, and next, by applying wet-etching to the light extraction surface using an alkaline solution, to thereby form convex portions with a portion where each impression is formed as a top portion, and a plurality of facets of the semiconductor crystal as a side face thereof..
Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195852 

Facetted jewel bearings


The invention provides bearing systems characterized by single point contact with each jewel segment and a spring-loaded assembly with protection from radial and thrust forces. An important feature of jewel bearings of the invention is that they are self-lubricating, i.e., no oil or grease lubricants are needed.
University Of Massachusetts Medical School


07/07/16
20160195820 

Microlithography illumination system and microlithography illumination optical unit


An illumination optical unit for microlithography illuminates an object field with illumination light. The unit includes a first facet mirror that has a plurality of first facets, and a second facet mirror that has a plurality of second facets.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/07/16
20160195816 

Illumination system and illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography guides illumination light toward an object field. A field facet mirror of the illumination optical unit has a multiplicity of individual mirrors which are switchable between at least two tilting positions.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/30/16
20160187786 

Illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography illuminates an illumination field with illumination light from a light source. A first facet mirror of the illumination optical unit has a plurality of first facets for the reflective guidance of partial beams of a beam of the euv illumination light.

06/30/16
20160187785 

Illumination system


An illumination system has illumination optics which guide euv illumination light collected by a collector to an object field. The illumination optics have a field facet mirror and a pupil facet mirror.

06/30/16
20160187784 

Illumination optical unit and illumination system for euv projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography serves for illuminating an illumination field in which an object field of a downstream imaging optical unit is arranged. An object displaceable in an object displacement direction is in turn arrangeable in the object field.

06/30/16
20160187632 

Collector


A collector transfers euv illumination light from a radiation source region to illumination optics. Imaging optics of the collector image the radiation source region in a downstream focal region.

06/30/16
20160187171 

Reflector array for transit-time flow measurement


Acoustic reflectors in a pipe can aid in defining an ultrasonic beam for a transit time flow measurement. Flow impedance associated with such reflectors can be minimized by using reflectors comprising an array of parallel reflective facets elongated transverse to an axis of the pipe and skewed with respect to the axis of the pipe.

06/30/16
20160186626 

Engine component and methods for an engine component


An engine component for a gas turbine engine includes a film-cooled substrate having a hot surface facing hot combustion gas and a cooling surface facing a cooling fluid flow. The substrate includes one or more film holes that have a multi-faceted diffusing section configured to improve the adhesion of a coating on the substrate..

06/30/16
20160184730 

Manually posable figure animation system and method


An animation system with adjustable support of posable figures. A rotatable platform retains the posable figures along a circumference of a circle through adjustable supports.

06/23/16
20160182473 

Multi-faceted compute instance identity


A compute instance of a virtual computing service (vcs) is assigned first and second cryptographically verifiable identities (cvis) within respective namespaces. A cryptographic key pair associated with the first cvi includes a non-transferable private key managed by a secure key store which does not permit the private key to be copied.

06/23/16
20160181470 

High peak power quantum cascade superluminescent emitter


A high power quantum cascade superluminescent emitter employs low reflectivity facets including a tilted cleaved facet, a rounded shaped wet-etched sloped facet and a loop facet in either a linear or spiral configuration to increase ase.. .

06/23/16
20160181382 

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


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

06/23/16
20160181285 

Uniform junction formation in finfets


The present invention relates generally to semiconductor devices and more particularly, to a structure and method of forming an abrupt junction in the channel regions of high density technologies, such as tight pitch finfet devices, using recessed source-drain (s-d) regions and annealing techniques. In an embodiment, a faceted buffer layer, deposited before the s-d region is formed, may be used to control the profile and dopant concentration of the junction under the channel.

06/23/16
20160180221 

Systems and methods for semantic concept definition and semantic concept relationship synthesis utilizing existing domain definitions


Computer-implemented systems and methods for synthesis of concept definitions and concept relationships from a domain of data, utilizing different semantic processing protocols such as formal concept analysis and faceted classification synthesis from existing domain concepts that have a confidence gradient built into them. A cognitive or an input agent provides an input of an active concept which is matched against existing domain concepts.

06/23/16
20160179933 

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for semantically enriching content and for semantic navigation


Methods, systems and computer-readable media enable various techniques related to semantic navigation. One aspect is a technique for displaying semantically derived facets in the search engine interface.

06/23/16
20160179895 

Database joins using uncertain criteria


A system for joining modeled data with new data sources. Modeled tabular data containing categorical and metric data is received.

06/23/16
20160179857 

Database joins using uncertain criteria


A system for joining modeled data with new data sources. Modeled tabular data containing categorical and metric data is received.

06/23/16
20160179012 

Faceted euv optical element


A reflective euv optic such as a collector mirror configured as an array of facets that are spaced apart to form respective gaps between adjacent facets. The gaps are used as inlets for gas flow across one of the facets such that flow is introduced parallel to the optic surface.

06/23/16
20160178879 

System and solar energy capture and related manufacturing


A system and method of capturing solar energy, and related method of manufacturing, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a first lens array having a plurality of lenses, and a first waveguide component adjacent to the lens array, where the waveguide component receives light, and where the waveguide component includes an array of prism/mirrored facets arranged along at least one surface of the waveguide component.

06/23/16
20160176218 

Reactive trading cards


A generally rectangular housing having a substantially thicker dimension than conventional playing cards has its thickness obscured by the use of angled facets along the upper and lower portions of each surrounding edge. The top portion of the playing card defines a rotating panel which is rotatably movable within the surrounding housing between alternate positions separated by one hundred eighty degrees.

06/23/16
20160175144 

Multi-spot laser probe with molded micro-optical glass element


An optical surgical probe can include a cylindrical cannula; a light guide, partially within the cannula, configured to receive a light beam from a light source through a proximal end, and to emit the light beam through a distal end; and a multi-spot generator at a distal end of the cannula, the multi-spot generator including a glass optical element with a faceted proximal surface, configured to receive the light beam from the light guide, and to split the light beam into beam-components; and a ball lens inside the glass optical element, configured to focus the beam-components to multiple spots in an image plane.. .

06/23/16
20160175143 

Bss-only multi-spot laser probe


An optical surgical probe includes a cylindrical cannula; a light guide partially within the cannula to receive a light beam from a light source through a proximal end, to guide the light beam to a distal end of the light guide, and to emit the light beam through the distal end of the light guide; a multi-spot generator at a distal end of the cannula that includes an optical element with a proximal surface to receive the emitted light beam, and a focusing lens, positioned inside the optical element to focus the received light beam into a focused beam, wherein the optical element has a faceted distal surface to split the focused beam into multiple distally emitted beam-components when the optical surgical probe is operated in a fluid with an index of refraction of 1.30-1.40, and to confine the focused beam in the optical surgical probe when the optical surgical probe is operated in air.. .

06/16/16
20160172362 

Cmos transistors with identical active semiconductor region shapes


A disposable semiconductor material is deposited to form disposable semiconductor material portions on semiconductor fins. A first dielectric liner is deposited and patterned to form openings above a first set of disposable semiconductor material portions on a first semiconductor fin.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/16/16
20160171044 

Methods and systems for using community defined facets or facet values in computer networks


A database search method and system utilize user community defined facets and facet values for refining searches. The system provides access to a database having a plurality of records in respective categories of information.
Skyword Inc.


06/16/16
20160170308 

Facet mirror for a projection exposure apparatus


A facet mirror, such as for use as an optical component in a projection exposure apparatus for euv microlithography, includes at least two mirror modules having individual mirrors and mirror module surfaces and at least on one side a non-reflective edge region and a module edge. Adjacent individual mirrors in the mirror modules are a distance from each other that is less than half the width of the non-reflective edge region.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/16/16
20160170100 

Multi-facet display device


A multi-facet display device. The multi-facet display device comprises: a first display panel with a u-shaped structure and a second display panel with a planar structure.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160166021 

Round cut gemstone exhibiting excellent optical brilliance


A gemstone including a substantially round girdle, 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 73 uniquely arranged and angled facets, 33 of which are in the crown, and 40 of which are in the pavilion.
Hasenfeld-stein, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164902 

System and network instruction detection anomaly risk scoring


Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for scoring network anomaly risk. A system identifies a baseline usage for a facet of a server and determines, for the facet, a normal range of use based on the baseline usage.
Alphasix Corp


06/09/16
20160164249 

Semiconductor laser diode and laser array implementing the same


A semiconductor laser diode (ld) is disclosed. The ld provides a sampled grating distributed feedback (sg-dfb region) region and a distributed feedback (dfb) region accompanied with a region to shift the phase of light between two regions.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163877 

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device includes a first multi-channel active pattern, a field insulation layer disposed on the first multi-channel active pattern and including a first region and a second region, the first region having a top surface protruding from a top surface of the second region to a top surface of the first multi-channel active pattern, a first gate electrode crossing the first multi-channel active pattern, the first gate electrode being disposed on the field insulation layer, and a first source or drain disposed between the first gate electrode and the first region of the field insulation layer and including a first facet, the first facet being disposed adjacent to the first region of the field insulation layer at a point lower than the top surface of the first multi-channel active pattern.. .

06/09/16
20160161677 

Method for fabricating a metallic micro/nanostructure at an optical fiber end-facet by the glue-and-strip method


The present invention provides a method for fabricating a metallic micro/nanostructure at an optical fiber end-facet by the glue-and-strip method, wherein, firstly a metallic micro/nanostructure is fabricated on a substrate which has a relatively low binding force with it, then an optical fiber end-facet is applied with an adhesive, or a surface of the metallic micro/nanostructure is applied with the adhesive, after that, the optical fiber end-facet and the metallic micro/nanostructure are glued at a predetermined angle, and finally, the adhesive is cured and the optical fiber end-facet and the metallic micro/nanostructure are stripped off the substrate to complete the fabrication. The present invention is based on the idea in the glue-and-strip method that a noble metal is stripped off a weakly bound substrate, and thus demonstrates a new method which enables fabricating a metallic micro/nanostructure at an optical fiber end-facet with high quality, and the process of which is simple, fast, and low cost..

06/09/16
20160157544 

Multifaceted protective helmets


In some embodiments, a protective helmet includes an outer shell including a sun visor, the outer shell comprising an outer surface having a plurality of non-parallel facets.. .
The Uab Research Foundation


06/02/16
20160155846 

Passivated and faceted for fin field effect transistor


A fin field effect transistor (finfet), and a method of forming, is provided. The finfet has a fin having one or more semiconductor layers epitaxially grown on a substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


06/02/16
20160154913 

Common plant model for modeling physical plant items of a production plant


A common plant model for mes, scada and dcs systems of a production facility benefits from an integration architecture which enables a stringent and persistent modeling of the physical resources of the production facility for all system types (mes, scada, dcs) that attach to the common plant model. A production plant within the manufacturing execution system has engineering and runtime environments.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/02/16
20160154912 

Common plant model for modeling of physical plant items of a production plant


A common plant model models physical plant items of a production plant within a manufacturing execution system. The plant model includes a node type model aggregating different aspects for the modeling of a physical plant item involving public interface parameters and automation parameters, a number of nodes, each representing an instance of a node type, and a library model having a project library and a global library.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/02/16
20160154911 

Common plant model for modeling physical plant items of a production plant


The common plant model offers the possibility to create a mechanism that allows an easier linking of plant items from an engineering aspect being independent of the system, such as mes, scada, dcs, erp, the engineer is working with. The common plant model includes: a node type model aggregating different aspects for the modeling of a single physical plant item; a number of nodes; a library model with a project library and a global library; and a wiring chart model defining the interaction between interface members of different facets.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/02/16
20160154910 

Common plant model for modeling of physical plant items of a production plant


A wiring chart model defining the interaction between interface members of different facets of a node; and a graph model representing physical and/or logical connections between the nodes.. .

06/02/16
20160154858 

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


06/02/16
20160154533 

Integrated light guide and touch screen frame


A touch screen assembly including a display, infra-red light emitters, photo diodes, a transparent frame including an exposed upper edge along its perimeter, and internally reflective facets for directing light emitted by the emitters along light paths that travel upward through one side of the frame, over the display screen, downward through the opposite side of the frame, and onto the photo diodes, and a processor operative to identify a location of an object touching the display, based on amounts of light detected by photo diodes when light emitted by light emitters is blocked along its light path by the object, and to recognize the object touching an outer wall of the frame, based on amounts of light detected by activated photo diodes when light emitted by activated emitters is absorbed along its light path by the object at the outer wall, thereby providing touch sensitivity to the frame itself.. .
Neonode Inc.


06/02/16
20160154316 

Illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for euv projection lithography serves for guiding illumination light towards an illumination field, in which a lithography mask can be arranged. The illumination optical unit has a first facet mirror having a plurality of individual mirrors.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/02/16
20160151879 

Retaining ring having inner surfaces with facets


A retaining ring comprises a generally annular body. The body comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, an outer surface connected to the top surface at an outer top perimeter and the bottom surface at an outer bottom perimeter, and an inner surface connected to the top surface at an inner top perimeter and the bottom surface at an inner bottom perimeter.
Applied Materials, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149038 

Facet-free strained silicon transistor


The presence of a facet or a void in an epitaxially grown crystal indicates that crystal growth has been interrupted by defects or by certain material boundaries. Faceting can be suppressed during epitaxial growth of silicon compounds that form source and drain regions of strained silicon transistors.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148516 

Sustained learning flow process


This invention is about a sustained learning flow process making e-learning and advertising more efficient and effective by enabling the personalization narratives to be delivered to the user that combine e-learning and advertising content. The invention makes itself aware of the user and his or her needs, skills, interests, and many other aspects to present the user with advertisements and e-learning content blended together and delivered to the user according to the multiple narrative flows, telling the user a multi-faceted story which is relevant to both e-learning goals and advertising preferences, as opposed to traditonal online ads devoid of personalized e-learning content.

05/26/16
20160147895 

Optimizing faceted classification


In an approach to faceted classification, a computer receives a search query. The computer creates a first table of facet value ranges, based on the search query.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/26/16
20160147887 

Optimizing faceted classification


In an approach to faceted classification, a computer receives a search query. The computer creates a first table of facet value ranges, based on the search query.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/26/16
20160147060 

Optical scanning unit and image forming apparatus


An optical scanning unit includes a rotatable multi-faceted mirror having a plurality of faces reflecting light flux emitted from a light source to scan a scanning area in a main scanning direction. A width of the light flux striking the rotatable multi-faceted mirror is smaller than a length of a face of the rotatable multi-faceted mirror.

05/19/16
20160142338 

Application placement through multiple allocation domain agents and flexible cloud scheduler framework


There are provided a system, a method and a computer program product for operating a cloud computing infrastructure. In one embodiment, the system and method performs allocation domain modeling and provides a cloud scheduler framework that takes as input desired optimization objectives and the workload constraints and efficiently produces a placement solution that satisfies the constraints while optimizing the objectives in a way that adjusts itself depending on the objectives.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160142253 

Application placement through multiple allocation domain agents and flexible cloud scheduler framework


There are provided a method for operating a cloud computing infrastructure. In one embodiment, the method performs allocation domain modeling and provides a cloud scheduler framework that takes as input desired optimization objectives and the workload constraints and efficiently produces a placement solution that satisfies the constraints while optimizing the objectives in a way that adjusts itself depending on the objectives.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160141837 

Edge-emitting semiconductor laser and the production thereof


An edge-emitting semiconductor laser includes a semiconductor structure having a waveguide layer with an active layer, the waveguide layer extending in a longitudinal direction between first and second side facets of the semiconductor structure, the semiconductor structure has a tapering region adjacent to the first side facet, a thickness of the waveguide layer in the tapering region increases longitudinally, the waveguide layer is arranged between first and second cladding layers, a thickness of the second cladding layer in the tapering region of the semiconductor structure increases longitudinally, the tapering region includes first and second subregions, the first subregion is arranged closer to the first side facet than the second subregion, thickness of the waveguide layer increases longitudinally in the first subregion, thickness of the waveguide layer is constant in the longitudinal direction in the second subregion, and thickness of the second cladding layer increases longitudinally in the second subregion.. .
Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh


05/19/16
20160140584 

Emd-spectral prediction (esp)


A data prediction method to apply to a time series. In some embodiments, the data may be decomposed into a superposition of two or more components, which each represent different facets of the data.
Ebay Inc.


05/19/16
20160139350 

Inverted 45 degree mirror for photonic integrated circuits


Inverted 45° semiconductor mirrors as vertical optical couplers for pic chips, particularly optical receivers and transmitters. An inverted 45° semiconductor mirror functions to couple light between a plane in the pic chip defined by thin film layers and a direction normal to a top surface of the pic chip where it may be generated or collected by an off-chip component, such as a wire terminal.

05/19/16
20160135852 

Facet screw and spinal stabilization


A spinal facet bone screw and minimally invasive surgical method of implanting a facet screw to stabilize the spine are provided. The facet screw includes an elongated body portion having a head, a threaded portion and a distal threadless portion.
Neurostructures, Inc.


05/12/16
20160132602 

Guided search


Techniques for assisting a user in conducting a search for online content are described. According to various embodiments, a set of search results is generated, in response to a user search query.

05/12/16
20160130796 

Foldable tubular element with one rigid degree of freedom


A foldable tubular construct/element with one rigid degree of freedom is of a tubular construction formed by a number of single layered annular units which are connected in sequence; each single layered annular unit is of a prism having n ridge lines; two adjacent prisms each having n sides are connected to each other by sharing a polygon with n sides formed on an intersection plane; each prism with n ridge lines is composed of n rigid planar quadrilateral facets; two adjacent single layered annular units comprise n spherical mechanisms formed by the intersections of only four planar quadrilateral facets at each apex; the polygon having n sides formed in the intersection plane of the two adjacent single layered annular units is a planar polygon with an arbitrary number of sides greater than for a triangle; the ridge lines of each prism having n ridge lines are parallel to each other; the connecting ridge lines of the tubular element are coplanar; when the polygon having n sides formed in the intersection plane of the two adjacent single layered annular units is a line-symmetric polygon of even number of sides with at least one diagonal symmetric axis, the plane in which connecting ridge lines of the tubular element are located is perpendicular to one diagonally symmetric axis.. .
Tianjin University


05/12/16
20160128739 

Vertebral facet joint fusion implant and fusion


In some embodiments a method comprises disposing an implant into contact with a first bone portion and into contact with a second bone portion, the implant having (1) a first interface configured to receive a restraining member, and (2) a second interface. The method further comprises inserting a portion of the fastener member into the first interface.
Spinal Elements, Inc.


05/05/16
20160128140 

Lighting techniques utilizing solid-state lamps with electronically adjustable light beam distribution


Solid-state lamps having an electronically adjustable light beam distribution are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, a lamp configured as described herein includes a plurality of solid-state emitters (addressable individually and/or in groupings) mounted over a non-planar interior surface of the lamp.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


05/05/16
20160127713 

3d depth sensor and projection system and methods of operating thereof


A diffractive optical element includes: a first facet configured to perform an expansion optical function; and a second facet configured to perform a collimation optical function and a pattern generation function.. .
Aquifi, Inc.


05/05/16
20160127620 

Camera module and electronic device having the camera module


A camera module comprises a pivot and a lens barrel. The pivot comprises a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion.
Jia-tin-chang Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160126093 

Method to grow thin epitaxial films at low temperature


Implementations of the present disclosure generally relate to methods for epitaxial growth of a silicon material on an epitaxial film. In one implementation, the method includes forming an epitaxial film over a semiconductor fin, wherein the epitaxial film includes a top surface having a first facet and a second facet, and forming an epitaxial layer on at least the top surface of the epitaxial film by alternatingly exposing the top surface to a first precursor gas comprising one or more silanes and a second precursor gas comprising one or more chlorinated silanes at a temperature of about 375° c.
Applied Materials, Inc.


05/05/16
20160124129 

Image-capturing module


An image-capturing module successively captures light data in batches for a scene of a whole field of view by adjusting the position of a multifaceted prism, and executes patch process on these batches of the light data to acquire an image over the whole field of view in a higher imaging quality that is generally achieved by a camera module with large number of pixels. The movable multifaceted prism may be together with an image sensing module and a lens module to be within a holder to have a compact volume for an image-capturing mobile phone, wearable device, and/or smart opto-electronics..
Everready Precision Ind. Corp.


05/05/16
20160123541 

Solid-state lamps with electronically adjustable light beam distribution


Solid-state lamps having an electronically adjustable light beam distribution are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, a lamp configured as described herein includes a plurality of solid-state emitters (addressable individually and/or in groupings) mounted over a non-planar interior surface of the lamp.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


05/05/16
20160120274 

Step-cut gemstone


A cushioned step-cut gemstone is disclosed. The gemstone may include a crown disposed above a girdle and a pavilion disposed below the girdle.
Gemconcepts Ltd.


04/21/16
20160111780 

Systems and methods for reconfigurable faceted reflector antennas


Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a reconfigurable faceted reflector for producing a plurality of antenna patterns. The reconfigurable reflector includes a backing structure, a plurality of adjusting mechanisms mounted to the backing structure, and a plurality of reflector facets.

04/21/16
20160111447 

Merged fin structures for finfet devices


Merged fin structures for finfet devices and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method of forming the structure includes forming a plurality of fin structures on an insulator layer.

04/21/16
20160110384 

Search systems and computer-implemented search methods


Search systems and computer-implemented search methods are described. In one aspect, a search system includes a communications interface configured to access a plurality of data items of a collection, wherein the data items include a plurality of image objects individually comprising image data utilized to generate an image of the respective data item.

04/21/16
20160109712 

Head-mounted display apparatus employing one or more fresnel lenses


Head-mounted displays (100) are disclosed which include a frame (107), an image display system (110) supported by the frame (107), and a fresnel lens system (115) supported by the frame (107). The hmd (100) can employ a reflective optical surface, e.g., a free-space, ultra-wide angle, reflective optical surface (a fs/uwa/ro surface) (120), supported by the frame (107), with the fresnel lens system (115) being located between the image display system (110) and the reflective optical surface (120).

04/21/16
20160109699 

Optical beam scanner


A scanning device is presented having a substrate with a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface. A region of the substrate includes the first surface and the opposite parallel second surface, and is defined via an etching process through a thickness of the substrate, where the region remains attached to the substrate via one or more hinges.

04/21/16
20160109562 

Laser rangefinder sensor


The specification discloses a pulsed time-of-flight laser range finding system used to obtain vehicle classification information. The sensor determines a distance range to portions of a vehicle traveling within a sensing zone of the sensor.

04/21/16
20160109097 

Lighting device with faceted reflector


A lighting device may comprise a light emitting element and a reflector, the reflector comprising: a first opening surrounding the light emitting element and a second opening; reflector side walls forming the first and second openings, the reflector side walls divergently extending from the first opening away from the light emitting element to the second opening; and corner facets, wherein each corner facet is positioned over a corresponding reflector corner formed by an adjacent pair of reflector side walls at the first opening. In this way, a photosensitive work piece may be uniformly irradiated while mitigating under-curing and over-curing, and while reducing a coupling optics size and a distance between the light emitting elements and the work piece, thereby decreasing cure times and lowering manufacturing costs..

04/21/16
20160106307 

Blade insert illuminator


A blade insert illumination system includes one or more illumination elements composed of a transparent or semitransparent polymer that is preferably biocompatible and sterilizable. The illumination elements operate as a waveguide and may incorporate optical components such as, for example, facets, lenses, gratings, prisms and or diffusers to operate as precision optics for customized delivery of the light energy.

04/14/16
20160104997 

Multiple flared laser oscillator waveguide


A broad area semiconductor diode laser device includes a multiple flared oscillator waveguide including a plurality of component flared oscillator waveguides, each component flared oscillator waveguide including a multimode high reflector facet, a partial reflector facet spaced apart from the high reflector facet, and a flared current injection region extending and widening between the multimode high reflector facet and the partial reflector facet, wherein the ratio of a partial reflector facet width to a high reflector facet width is n:1, where n>1, and wherein the component flared oscillator waveguides of the multiple flared oscillator waveguide are arranged in a row such that portions of the flared current injection regions of adjacently situated component flared oscillator waveguides overlap each other or are in proximity to each other on the order of the wavelength of light emitted by the component flared oscillator waveguides.. .

04/14/16
20160104320 

3d stadia algorithm for discrete network meshing


The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for modeling three dimensional objects, such as, but not limited to, fractures, for the purpose of reservoir simulation. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a method that receives a set of 3d fractures with geometry that has been discretized by 2d surfaces by a collection of polygonal facets, generates a set of 3d stadia at specified radii around each facet in the collection of polygonal facet, generates closed 3d stadia surfaces around intersecting facets, discretizes all 3d stadia surfaces using various shape cells, generates 3d cells within each of the closed 3d stadia surfaces, and assigns each cell reservoir properties suitable for a numeric simulation program, such as, but not limited to, nexus® reservoir simulation software..

04/14/16
20160103886 

Declarative specification of visualization queries, display formats and bindings


The technology disclosed relates to a platform for ultra-fast, ad-hoc data exploration and faceted navigation on integrated, heterogeneous data sets. The disclosed method of declarative specification of visualization queries, display formats and bindings represents queries, widgets and bindings combined on a dashboard in real time, with flexible display options for analyzing data and conveying analysis results..

04/14/16
20160103872 

Visual data analysis with animated informational morphing replay


The technology disclosed relates to a platform for ultra-fast, ad-hoc data exploration and faceted navigation on integrated, heterogeneous data sets. The disclosed apparatus and methods for visual data analysis with animated informational morphing replay provide live data rendering on a live dashboard, with flexible display options for analyzing data and conveying analysis results..

04/14/16
20160103592 

Dashboard builder with live data updating without exiting an edit mode


The technology disclosed relates to a platform for ultra-fast, ad-hoc data exploration and faceted navigation on integrated, heterogeneous data sets. The disclosed method of declarative specification of visualization queries, display formats and bindings represents queries, widgets and bindings combined on a dashboard in real time, with flexible display options for analyzing data and conveying analysis results..

04/14/16
20160103328 

Semiconductor laser module


A semiconductor laser module (10) comprises a tapered laser diode (12) and/or a tapered amplifier diode equipped with beam shaping optics (14). The tapered laser diode and/or the tapered amplifier diode includes an emission facet (16) for emitting a laser beam (18) along a beam axis (24).

04/14/16
20160103192 

Sensor device for direct magnetic field imaging


The present invention discloses a sensor device comprising a probe carrying a three-dimensional magnetic field sensor. The probe has a conical tip portion with an edge being configured as the three-dimensional magnetic field sensor.

04/14/16
20160103153 

Probe head assemblies, components thereof, test systems including the same, and methods of operating the same


Probe head assemblies, components of probe head assemblies, test systems including the probe head assemblies and/or components thereof, and methods of operating the same. The probe head assemblies are configured to convey a plurality of test signals to and/or from a device under test and include a space transformer, a contacting assembly, and a riser that spatially separates the space transformer from the contacting assembly and conveys the plurality of test signals between the space transformer and the contacting assembly.

04/14/16
20160103078 

Gemstone sparkle analysis


A system is described for obtaining images of a gemstone, and performing quantitative analysis on the images to obtain measures of properties of the gemstone. The system comprises a support structure for supporting the gemstone at an observation position.



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