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05/26/16
20160148831 
 Method and apparatus to assist the processing of deformed substrates patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus to assist the processing of deformed substrates
A method and apparatus for detecting and handling deformed substrates, thus allowing them to be processed, and for increasing device yield on the substrate is herein disclosed. A sensor detects deformity, then the substrate is flattened, allowing a support to hold it securely..
Rudolph Technologies, Inc.


05/26/16
20160144271 
 Mechanical shuffler patent thumbnailnew patent Mechanical shuffler
A mechanical shuffling apparatus is disclosed having a mechanism for delivering a single card through a horizontally disposed slot such that mechanical damage to the card is minimized and adequate shuffling of a deck of cards is achieved. The horizontally disposed slot is sized to receive a single card and can be adjusted or calibrated by card manufacturer or type.
Stealth Cds, Llc


05/19/16
20160141407 
 Semiconductor device and  manufacturing semiconductor device patent thumbnailSemiconductor device and manufacturing semiconductor device
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided, the method including forming a first gate member on a semiconductor substrate through a gate insulating film, forming a spacer on the first gate member, flattening a surface of the spacer, forming a first gate by partially etching the first gate member using the spacer as a mask, forming a second gate member so as to cover the first gate and the spacer having the flattened surface, forming a first insulating film on a surface of the second gate member, and forming a second gate by causing the second gate member to retreat while removing the first insulating film by etching.. .
Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160137453 
 Sheet processing apparatus that properly performs fold line processing, and image forming system patent thumbnailSheet processing apparatus that properly performs fold line processing, and image forming system
A sheet processing apparatus that is capable of properly performing fold line processing at a position depending on a sheet bundle. In a sheet processing apparatus, sheets sequentially received from an image forming apparatus are stacked on a bookbinding processing tray to form a sheet bundle.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160137353 
 Packaging bag patent thumbnailPackaging bag
Provided is a packaging bag which can prevent a colorant contained in a multilayer film from staining a packaged object, as well as has high mechanical strengths such as high impact resistance and high pinhole resistance. In a packaging bag formed by forming a multifold film into a bag shape, the multifold film being formed by stacking a plurality of multilayer films, a colorant is contained in a layer of the multilayer films, the layer containing the colorant being not in contact with an object to be packaged.
Kyoraku Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160134322 
 Adjustable protective cover for an input device patent thumbnailAdjustable protective cover for an input device
Embodiments of the invention show a tablet cover that folds to provide a stand for the tablet. A friction hinge between two sections of the tablet cover provides sufficient friction to maintain the stand at the desired angle.
Logitech Europe S.a.


05/12/16
20160131304 
 Drywall brace and  installing patent thumbnailDrywall brace and installing
A drywall brace that is a bar that is flattened on at least one side, with a thin, line or wire such as a multi-strand wire strategically attached on both sides of a mounting aperture in the bar. The thin strand wires are at least as long as two-thirds of the length of the bar.

05/12/16
20160129572 
 Stapler and multi-inclined anvil structure thereof patent thumbnailStapler and multi-inclined anvil structure thereof
A multi-inclined anvil structure for a stapler has a body, an operating portion and a flattening surface. The body has a horizontal imaginary plane.
Sdi Corporation


05/12/16
20160128449 
 Applicator for applying a product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows patent thumbnailApplicator for applying a product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows
An applicator for applying a product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, including a moulded application member, including: a core with a longitudinal axis, a plurality of longitudinal rows of teeth with a flattened cross-section, distributed about the core and each extending along the longitudinal axis of the core, each of the rows including consecutive teeth staggered along the core and partially superposed at their base in elevation, the teeth in elevation having a dissymmetrical shape with a convex edge.. .
L'oreal


05/05/16
20160126708 
 Methods of protecting or repairing a cable or cables and related apparatus patent thumbnailMethods of protecting or repairing a cable or cables and related apparatus
The present application relates to methods of protecting a cable or cables, methods of repairing a cable or cables, to a sleeve, to a cable or cables in combination with a sleeve, and to a dispenser for a sleeve. The method of protecting a cable or cables comprises uncoiling a protective sleeve (1) and forming the sleeve around a length of the cable or cables (10).
Rtl Materials Ltd.


05/05/16
20160126429 

Light emitting diode laminated with a phosphor sheet and manufacturing method thereof


A method for laminating a film over a light emitting diode (led), where the thickness of a portion of the film disposed over the top surface of the led is reduced by pressing a flattening element against the top surface of the led. The resulting form of the phosphor encapsulation allows for an improved color homogeneity..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/05/16
20160126286 

Method for producing image pickup producing semiconductor apparatus


A method for producing an image pickup apparatus includes: a process of cutting an image pickup chip substrate where electrode pads are formed around each of the light receiving sections to fabricate image pickup chips; a process of bonding image pickup chips determined as non-defective products to a glass wafer to fabricate a joined wafer; a process of filling a sealing member among the image pickup chips on the joined wafer; a machining process including a thinning a thickness of the joined wafer to flatten a machining surface and a forming through-hole interconnections, each of which is connected to each of the electrode pads; a process of forming a plurality of external connection electrodes, each of which is connected to each of the electrode pads via each of the through-hole interconnections; and a process of cutting the joined wafer.. .
Olympus Corporation


05/05/16
20160126264 

Semiconductor device and a manufacturing the same


A technique which improves the reliability in coupling between a bump electrode of a semiconductor chip and wiring of a mounting substrate, more particularly a technique which guarantees the flatness of a bump electrode even when wiring lies in a top wiring layer under the bump electrode, thereby improving the reliability in coupling between the bump electrode and the wiring formed on a glass substrate. Wiring, comprised of a power line or signal line, and a dummy pattern are formed in a top wiring layer beneath a non-overlap region of a bump electrode.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


05/05/16
20160126203 

Semiconductor device and a manufacturing the same


A technique which improves the reliability in coupling between a bump electrode of a semiconductor chip and wiring of a mounting substrate, more particularly a technique which guarantees the flatness of a bump electrode even when wiring lies in a top wiring layer under the bump electrode, thereby improving the reliability in coupling between the bump electrode and the wiring formed on a glass substrate. Wiring, comprised of a power line or signal line, and a dummy pattern are formed in a top wiring layer beneath a non-overlap region of a bump electrode.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


05/05/16
20160124708 

Apparatus, method and program for calculating the result of a repeating iterative sum


An apparatus, method and program are provided for calculating a result value to a required precision of a repeating iterative sum, wherein the repeating iterative sum comprises multiple iterations of an addition using an input value. Addition is performed in a single iteration of addition as a sum operation using overlapping portions of the input value and a shifted version of the input value, wherein the shifted version of the input value has a partial overlap with the input value.
Arm Limited


05/05/16
20160122088 

An applicator


This invention relates to an applicator. More specifically, the invention relates to applicator for containing, dispensing and spreading flowable content onto another object.

05/05/16
20160121075 

Swaged braided catheter and fabrication


A swaged braided catheter for use in various medical procedures is provided. The swaged braided catheter includes a tubular braid formed from a plurality of braided wire members.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


04/28/16
20160117155 

Control flow graph flattening device and method


Control flow graph flattening of a function comprising a plurality of basic blocks having an address and at least one instruction. A processor creates a jump table associating a label of each basic block with its address, creates a coefficient array comprising constant coefficients, creates a dispatcher basic block comprising instructions to look up an address in the jump table and to jump to the address, replaces a jump terminal instruction by a jump to the dispatcher basic block in each basic block, creates and inserts at least one lookup functions in each of the plurality of basic blocks, each lookup function returning a derived value based on a constant coefficient depending on at least an index of the basic block; creates and inserts a first branch function calculating the label of a subsequent basic block based on at least the derived value and a second branch function calculating the index of the subsequent basic block; and creates and inserts into the dispatcher basic block a transition function obtaining the address in the jump table based on at least the label of a subsequent basic block..
Thomson Licensing


04/28/16
20160117153 

Control flow graph flattening device and method


Control flow graph flattening of a function of software code comprising a plurality of basic blocks having an address and at least one instruction. A processor creates a dispatcher basic block comprising instructions to look up an address in a jump table and to jump to the address, creates the jump table associating a label of each basic block with the address of the basic block, creates a coefficient array comprising diffusion function coefficients, replaces a jump terminal instruction by a jump to the dispatcher basic block in each of the plurality of basic blocks, creates and inserts a first branch function and a second branch function, the first branch function calculating the label of a subsequent basic block based on a diffusion function for the present basic block, the second branch function calculating the diffusion function index of the subsequent basic block based on the present diffusion function index, creates and inserts a transition function into the dispatcher basic block, the transition function obtaining the address in the jump table based on at least the label of a subsequent basic block, and creates and inserts diffusion functions in the plurality of basic blocks, each diffusion function calculating a value based on at least one diffusion coefficient in the coefficient array and the label of the present basic block..
Thomson Licensing


04/28/16
20160113320 

Fruit chunking and spear forming method and apparatus


A system for automatically forming chunks and spears at high speed from unpeeled fruit items is provided. The fruit is sliced into unpeeled wedges.

04/21/16
20160110880 

Image processing for launch parameters measurement of objects in flight


An example embodiment includes a method of measuring launch parameters of an object in flight. The method includes capturing images of an object in flight.

04/21/16
20160110084 

Computer interface having a virtual single-layer mode for viewing overlapping objects


A computer-human interface provides a mechanism to manage the available space of a computer display in a manner that facilitates navigation among multiple windows that are overlaid upon one another. The interface includes a user-selectable mode in winch the windows are rearranged, and resized if necessary, so that all open windows can be simultaneously viewed within the area of the display, thereby enabling any one of the windows to be easily selected for access.

04/21/16
20160109450 

Method for monitoring metastasis of cancer cells using cells cultured in three dimensional collagen environment


The present invention relates to a method for monitoring migration, invasion, and metastasis of cancer cells by observing the shape of cancer cells cultured in a three-dimensional environment and measuring the activity, expression, and changes in expression sites of proteins associated with invadopodia formation and metastasis, and the degradation of an extracellular matrix; and to a method for screening a cancer metastasis inhibitor. More specifically, it was verified that the reduction in c-jun phosphorylation induced the increase in snail1 and the decrease in cortactin expression in the cells cultured in a three-dimensional environment and the expression regulation relations between the proteins were identical to those in breast cancer tissues obtained from patients.

04/21/16
20160107830 

Cupcake container with integrated collar all formed from a common cardboard box blank


A cupcake container that folds from a flattened orientation to an erect orientation. The container is formed from a single cardboard box blank including an integrated collar, which is raised over a bottom panel by two legs.

04/21/16
20160107479 

Spoke with enhanced fatigue resistance


A spoke includes a spoke body that has two ends respectively forming a terminal section and the threaded section and includes a neck section arranged below the terminal section; a first flattened section set at a location below the neck section; and a second flattened section set at a location below the first flattened section in such a way that the second flattened section and the first flattened section are at different horizontal plane. In assembling the spoke body to a wheel hub and a wheel rim, the combination of the first flattened section and the second flattened section helps set the spoke body at a correct position and direction for assembly and force taking, whereby the first flattened section may absorb torsion and the second flattened section helps transfer tension and allows for change of the angle of bending..

04/21/16
20160107389 

Enhanced additive manufacturing with a reciprocating platen


An additive manufacturing extrusion head that includes a heated nozzle for accepting a feedstock and extruding the feedstock onto a substrate at a deposition plane, the nozzle having a longitudinal extrusion axis. A reciprocating platen surrounds the nozzle, the platen operable to reciprocate along the extrusion axis at or above the deposition plane as the nozzle extrudes feedstock onto the substrate; and wherein the platen flattens the extruded feedstock such that it does not protrude above the deposition plane as the extrusion head traverses over the substrate..

04/21/16
20160107382 

Three-dimensionally shaped article production method, three-dimensionally shaped article production apparatus, and three-dimensionally shaped article


A three-dimensionally shaped article production method according to the invention is a method for producing a three-dimensionally shaped article by stacking a layer, and includes: ejecting a curable ink containing a uv curable resin, thereby forming the layer; irradiating the ejected curable ink with an ultraviolet ray; and flattening the layer by removing at least a part of the layer.. .

04/21/16
20160106653 

Pharmaceutical composition for treating scars on the skin, and treating scars on the skin using same


The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for treating scars on the skin, comprising a mixture of botulinum toxin and air. The mixture of botulinum toxin and air according to the present invention, when injected in the dermis, may temporarily removed the elasticity of the dermis and flatten out the depressed part of the scar, and thus enables elaborate intradermic resection and increases the therapeutic effects of lasers for treating pulsed dye laser or of fractional lasers.

04/14/16
20160104690 

Bonding process for a chip bonding to a thin film substrate


A bonding process for a chip bonded to a thin film substrate is disclosed. The thin film substrate has a thickness of about less than 500 um.

04/14/16
20160104135 

Configurable rolling payment regular or telematics secured vehicle financing


A computer automatable system and method is provided for dynamically managing, calculating and tracking rolling payments (as opposed to installment payments) made by borrowers repaying their finance debt. Rolling payment is an enhanced repayment paradigm or method that flattens and adapts established periodic payments to match a borrower's repayment behavior by flexibly eliminating due dates with its related fixed payment amounts and, instead, enforces an agreed minimum rolling payment balance (rpb) that the borrower must maintain or exceed for the account to be current.

04/14/16
20160102378 

Grain oriented electrical steel sheet and manufacturing the same


A method of manufacturing a grain oriented electrical steel sheet includes subjecting a slab to rolling to a final sheet thickness; subjecting the sheet to subsequent decarburization; applying an annealing separator composed mainly of mgo to a surface of the sheet before subjecting the sheet to final annealing; subjecting the sheet to subsequent tension coating; and subjecting, after the final annealing or the tension coating, the sheet to magnetic domain refining treatment by electron beam irradiation, wherein a degree of vacuum during the electron beam irradiation is 0.1 to 5 pa, and a tension to be exerted on the steel sheet during flattening annealing is 5 to 15 mpa.. .

04/07/16
20160096650 

Device to form a box lid stanchion


A device that can be fixed to the underside of a container cover that is compressed or flattened against said container cover while not in use but is formed into a rigid support stanchion extending from the underside of said container cover to the top surface of the product that is inside of the container when the container cover is placed over the product and thus preventing said container cover from collapsing into the contents held in said container and further substantially reducing or eliminating any damage that the container cover causes when it touches the product in the container.. .

04/07/16
20160095391 

Tool press for shaping boot of an ice skate


A tool for shaping an ice skate boot includes a ram member and a corresponding receiver member. The ram member is placed against a selected area of a first surface of the ice skate boot that causes a user discomfort, and is pressed against the selected area so as to flatten or shape the selected area.

03/31/16
20160089110 

Conformal interface for medical diagnostic ultrasound volume imaging


An ultrasound imaging standoff has a stiffer portion for contact with a volume transducer and a flexible portion filled with viscous fluid for conforming to the patient, resulting in fewer or no air gaps. Pressure is applied through the standoff to cause the connective tissue to flatten, resulting in less shadowing artifact..
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.


03/31/16
20160088786 

Active coulter planting system


Active coulters are integrated into a planter for a walk-behind tractor. The coulters are “active” (rather than passive) because the coulters are powered (i.e.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture


03/24/16
20160086911 

Semiconductor device and a manufacturing the same


A technique which improves the reliability in coupling between a bump electrode of a semiconductor chip and wiring of a mounting substrate, more particularly a technique which guarantees the flatness of a bump electrode even when wiring lies in a top wiring layer under the bump electrode, thereby improving the reliability in coupling between the bump electrode and the wiring formed on a glass substrate. Wiring, comprised of a power line or signal line, and a dummy pattern are formed in a top wiring layer beneath a non-overlap region of a bump electrode.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


03/24/16
20160084531 

Heat flow sensor


The present invention relates to a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of exchange tubes (1) mounted joined longitudinally in such a way as to create a front surface portion (4) creating an obstacle to an incident heat flow and at least one heat flow sensor (5) disposed in a support (12) located between two adjacent exchange tubes (1), characterised in that the support (12) of the heat flow sensor (5) is brazed to at least one of the two tubes (1) and is flattened on the side that is to be disposed at the front (4), with reference to the incident heat flow, in such a way as to be able to be inserted between the two adjacent tubes (1) at the location of said local deformations (11).. .
Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie S.a.


03/24/16
20160083102 

Nacelle


A nacelle is configured to be coupled to an underside of a wing so as to form a clearance space therebetween. The nacelle includes at least a first cowling which at least partially defines an inlet of the nacelle and which at least partially defines an outlet of the nacelle.
Rohr, Inc.


03/17/16
20160079202 

Semiconductor device and a manufacturing the same


A technique which improves the reliability in coupling between a bump electrode of a semiconductor chip and wiring of a mounting substrate, more particularly a technique which guarantees the flatness of a bump electrode even when wiring lies in a top wiring layer under the bump electrode, thereby improving the reliability in coupling between the bump electrode and the wiring formed on a glass substrate. Wiring, comprised of a power line or signal line, and a dummy pattern are formed in a top wiring layer beneath a non-overlap region of a bump electrode.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


03/17/16
20160079114 

Method of manufacturing bonded wafer


The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a bonded wafer, including performing rta under an atmosphere containing hydrogen on a bonded wafer after separating the bond wafer constituting the bonded wafer, and subsequently performing a sacrificial oxidation process to reduce the thickness of the thin film, wherein the rta is performed under conditions of a retention start temperature of more than 1150° c. And a retention end temperature of 1150° c.
Shin-etsu Han-dotai Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160076283 

Rotary lever lock


The description relates to a rotary latch closure comprising a housing (12) with an actuating shaft (14) which is mounted so as to be rotatable but axially fixed therein and which has at its free end (30) a circumferential thread (24) and at least one axially oriented flattened portion (26), and a rotary latch (28) which can be fitted to the free end (30) of the shaft so as to be fixed with respect to rotation relative to it in at least one rotational position and which is axially supported on a nut (32) which can be screwed onto the circumferential thread (24), characterized in that the nut (32) is enclosed by a cage (48) forming a laterally accessible space (46) that is bounded by two walls (42, 44), each of the two walls (42, 44) having a prismatic opening (40), wherein the opening allows the shaft (30) to be slid through in a torsionally rigid manner.. .
Dirak Dieter Ramsauer Konstruktionselemente Gmbh


03/10/16
20160072014 

Surface treatment of a semiconductor light emitting device


A semiconductor light-emitting device includes a semiconductor structure having a light-emitting region. A surface of the semiconductor structure has flattened peaks..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/10/16
20160071736 

Methods of fabricating semiconductor devices with flattened hardmask layers


Methods of fabricating semiconductor devices may include forming a hardmask layer including a photosensitive hardmask material on lower structures. The hardmask layer may include a lower portion and an upper portion thereon.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160071726 

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device


A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a resist pattern on a first film to be processed by using photolithography, forming a dummy pattern on the first film by using a three-dimensional modeling machine, such as a three-dimensional printer. The dummy pattern is provided on a region of the first film that is not occupied by the resist pattern.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/10/16
20160070058 

Multicore optical fiber and optical module


The present invention relates to an mcf with a structure for enabling an alignment work with higher accuracy. The mcf has a plurality of cores and a cladding.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


03/10/16
20160069390 

Process to create a self-organizing surface matrix


A method involves the coating of a metallic substrate with a blasting medium through sandblasting or equivalent techniques. The blasting medium is preferably a powder made of silicon nitride (or other ceramic or engineering materials).

03/10/16
20160068140 

Window washer fluid reservoir contoured to firewall


A window washer fluid reservoir is provided for a motor vehicle. The reservoir includes a flattened washer fluid tank having an outer wall contoured to hug a firewall of the vehicle..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


03/10/16
20160067929 

Apparatus for fabricating three-dimensional object


A three-dimensional fabricating apparatus includes a fabrication stage, a rotator, a powder remover, and a cleaning controller. Fabrication layers including powder bonded together are to be laminated on the fabrication stage.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


03/10/16
20160067461 

Controlled burst flexible medical balloon with axially constant radial pressure


A high pressure balloon uses a shallow helical groove embossed in the balloon wall with axially constant radial pressure. A filament made from a high tensile strength material with low compliance is wrapped in the embossed groove to prevent internal pressure within the balloon from flattening the groove.

03/10/16
20160067067 

Frame structures, stent grafts incorporating the same, and methods for extended aortic repair


One aspect of the present disclosure can include a frame structure adapted for use with a stent graft. The frame structure can include a scallop region and a z-form region.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


03/10/16
20160066504 

Crop stubble flattening and slicing apparatus


A stalk stubble flattening an slicing apparatus for use on agricultural implements for harvesting row crops to bend over stub stalks to prevent undue wear and damage to tires of the implement. A plurality of slicing disc blades are mounted on a shaft that is rotatably mounted by bearings to a top surface of a curved flattening plate.

03/03/16
20160064007 

Audio encoder and decoder


The present document relates an audio encoding and decoding system (referred to as an audio codec system). In particular, the present document relates to a transform-based audio codec system which is particularly well suited for voice encoding/decoding.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


03/03/16
20160063821 

Methods and arrangements for identifying objects


In some arrangements, product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to facilitate high-throughput item identification at retail checkouts. Imagery captured by conventional or plenoptic cameras can be processed (e.g., by gpus) to derive several different perspective-transformed views—further minimizing the need to manually reposition items for identification.
Digimarc Corporation


03/03/16
20160062193 

Liquid crystal display panel and manufacturing the same


The present invention includes a thin-film transistor, a flattened film having a flattened top surface and having a contact hole formed thereon, and a pixel electrode and a common line which are disposed on the top surface of the flattened film. The common line includes a common metal line, and the pixel electrode has a connection portion formed in the contact hole and electrically connected to the thin-film transistor.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


03/03/16
20160061978 

System and attenuating multiple energy in seismic data


A method for processing seismic data contaminated by peg-leg multiple energy may include identifying at least one peg-leg event in the seismic dataset; flattening the seismic dataset on the peg-leg event; transposing the seismic dataset so that an axis representative of the geographic space becomes the first axis; filtering the transposed seismic dataset with a low-cut filter along the first axis; and transposing the filtered seismic dataset back to its original orientation. The method may be carried out on a computer system including a processor configured to execute modules implementing the method..
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.


03/03/16
20160061407 

Optical film production method, optical film, surface light-emitting body and optical film production device


An optical film production method for suppressing air bubbles in microlenses, comprising rotating a roll die having a plurality of concave-shaped microlens transfer portions on the surface and running a substrate in the rotation direction; supplying an active energy ray-curable composition β onto a coating roll adjacent to the roll die surface, flattening the composition β, coating the flattened composition β on the roll die surface; supplying an active energy ray-curable composition α on the substrate and coating the composition α on a surface of the substrate; associating the compositions α and β between the roll die and the substrate to form a liquid pool; and irradiating a region between the roll die surface and the substrate surface with an active energy ray so the compositions α and β are sandwiched between the roll die surface and the substrate surface to cure the compositions α and β.. .
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160061356 

Fastner with reusable insert fastening element


A unitary, plastic fastener such as a cable tie well-suited for use in bundling together a plurality of parallel wires and, in turn, releasably securing the harnessed bundle to a flattened automotive panel comprises an elongated strap, a head formed onto one end of the strap, and an insert fastener formed onto the head. The insert fastener includes a planar platform that extends orthogonally away from the outer end wall of the head, a u-shaped support member formed onto the rear surface of the platform, and a pair of opposing, resilient, panel retention wings pivotally connected to the support member.
Avery Dennison Corporation


03/03/16
20160060831 

Twist box guardrail terminal


This guardrail terminal design incorporates an impact head of open front configuration adapted with the rear portion as a funnel disposed with the narrow end of the funnel facing forward which will flatten the w beam guardrail as it moves down the beam when impacted by a vehicle. Tension is maintained on the beam by flat strips connected from the beam through top open front of the impact head and is attached to a front anchor post.

03/03/16
20160059482 

Apparatus for modeling three-dimensional object and modeling three-dimensional object


An apparatus for modeling a three-dimensional object configured to model a three-dimensional object by a lamination modeling method includes a head for coloring, a head for modeling, a pair of flattening rollers and a main scanning driving unit. The main scanning driving unit is configured to enable at least the head for modeling to perform a main scanning operation in a first direction, which is one side direction of a main scanning direction, and at least the head for coloring to perform the main scanning operation in a second direction, which is the other side direction of the main scanning direction.
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160054498 

Pattern structure and manufacturing the pattern structure


A pattern structure includes a plurality of pattern structure units arranged substantially on a same plane, where each of the pattern structure units has a first surface and a second surface, which are opposite to each other, and a microstructure is defined on the first surface of each of the pattern structure units, and a flattening layer disposed on the second surface of each of the plurality of pattern structure units, where the flattening layer connects the pattern structure units with each other, and a vertical step difference exists between second surfaces of the pattern structure units.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160054075 

Folded tube multiple bank heat exchange unit


A multiple bank, flattened tube heat exchange unit includes a first tube bank including a flattened first tube segment extending longitudinally between a first manifold and a second manifold; and a second tube bank including a flattened second tube segment extending longitudinally between the first manifold and the second manifold, the second tube bank disposed behind the first tube bank; wherein an outer surface of the first tube segment and an outer surface of the second tube segment are formed from a single sheet of material.. .
Carrier Corporation


02/25/16
20160053854 

Energy guiding chain


To improve the angular stability of the side straps when the cross-member is opened, it is proposed that the journal (10) display a first flattened section (12) on its lateral surface. To receive the journal (10), the bearing seat (8) comprises an essentially cylindrical space (13) with a flattened section (15), where the flattened section (15) of the cylindrical space (13) and the first flattened section (12) of the journal (10) lie opposite each other in a closed position of the cross-member (5, 6)..

02/25/16
20160052321 

Method for producing a patterned insulation board used for exterior wall of building by using screen printing


A method for producing a patterned insulation board used for exterior wall of building by using screen printing, and the patterned insulation board including a metal veneer, a substrate an insulation layer between the metal veneer and the substrate, and the method including a step of screen printing the metal veneer, wherein, a flattening device is arranged at a bottom of the printing table, and used to flatten a surface of metal veneer, prior to the screen printing. The flattening device makes the scraper transfer ink by uniform force, which reduces printing difficulties overcome the printing difficulty..
Liaoning Chaoshuo Toma Technology Steel Plate Printing Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160052039 

Device and shaping sheared edges on stamped or fine-blanked parts having a burr


A device and a method for shaping sheared edges on stamped or fine-blanked parts having a burr include at least one cutting stage and at least one forming stage. The forming stage includes a shaping punch which has a shaping region for smoothing the sheared edge of the outer or inner contour of the workpiece to the net shape and an embossing shoulder for mashing the burr of the outer or inner contour.
Feintool International Holding Ag


02/25/16
20160051738 

Ventricular cuff


In one general aspect, a cuff for attachment to a heart includes an attachment component configured to engage a blood pump to attach the cuff to the blood pump and a sewing ring for attachment to the heart. The sewing ring is coupled to the attachment component, and the attachment component and the sewing ring each define a central opening configured to admit an inflow cannula of a blood pump.
Thoratec Corporation


02/18/16
20160049685 

Energy storage device


An energy storage device includes: a flattened electrode assembly formed by winding electrodes such that a hollow portion is formed, the electrode assembly including a pair of curved portions opposed manner in a major axis direction and a pair of flat portions opposed in a minor axis direction; and a case storing the electrode assembly therein, wherein assuming a thickness of the flat portion in the minor axis direction as a, a thickness of the curved portion in a radial direction as b, and a thickness of the hollow portion in the minor axis direction as w, the electrode assembly satisfies a+(w/2)≦b in a state where the electrode assembly is discharged.. .
Gs Yuasa International Ltd.


02/18/16
20160049099 

Garment use tracker


A tracking device for tracking the number of times a garment has been worn. The device comprises an elongated body, a plurality of manually frangible elements on the elongated body, and adhesive on the elongated body, for adhering to the garment.

02/18/16
20160048626 

Clock-tree transformation in high-speed asic implementation


A method includes providing a first clock tree including a root clock and a plurality of levels of integrated clock gates (icgs) under the root clock. The plurality of levels of icgs in the first clock tree is flattened to generate a second clock tree including a plurality of icgs in a same level under the root clock.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


02/18/16
20160046403 

Flattened container having an arched bottom with a variable-width base


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02/11/16
20160042048 

Denormalize recursive, unbalanced, & ragged hierarchies


Embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for transforming an unstructured database into a structured database. In some embodiments, the system and method imports an unstructured database comprising entities and a hierarchy associated with the entities.
Bank Of America Corporation


02/11/16
20160041691 

Fast multi-touch post processing


In a low-latency touch-sensitive device, post-processing is performed to convert a two-dimensional map of signal strengths into usable touch events. Four such post-processing procedures are disclosed: field flattening, touch point detection, interpolation and touch point matching between frames.
Tactual Labs Co.


02/11/16
20160041083 

Hematology systems and methods


Aspects and embodiments of the instant disclosure provide a particle and/or intracellular organelle alignment agent for a particle analyzer used to analyze particles contained in a sample. An exemplary particle and/or intracellular organelle alignment agent includes an aqueous solution, a viscosity modifier, and/or a buffer.
Iris International, Inc.


02/11/16
20160040708 

One-piece self-locking nut


A self-locking nut is formed with a rear nut body with internal threading and a front nut body having circumferentially arranged, crush-locking lips provided on a forward contact face of the front nut body and being spaced from the internal threading of the rear nut body by an internal relief cut for accommodating deformation of the crush-locking lips therein. When the nut is tightened down on an object on a fastener bolt, the crush-locking lips are forced inwardly and deformed on the threaded shaft of the fastener bolt into the space of the internal relief cut in order to form a permanent lock on the fastener bolt.
Arnold Permanent Nut, Llc


02/11/16
20160040336 

Nonwoven fabric and product obtained using same


A nonwoven fabric that is excellent in permeability and absorbency of a highly viscous liquid, and can further reduce wetback of the liquid and has flexible drape, and a product obtained using the same. The nonwoven fabric is obtained using thermobondable fibers, in which non-thermobonded regions where no thermobonding is performed at intersections of the fibers, and thermobonded regions where thermobonding is performed at the intersections of the fibers alternately exist on a surface of the nonwoven fabric, and the non-thermobonded regions exist in a dispersed manner in a dot form, or continuously or intermittently exist in a linear form, and thermobonding is performed at the intersections thereof without causing compression flattening in the fibers in the thermobonded regions..
Jnc Fibers Corporation


02/11/16
20160039555 

Fastener assembly


A fastener assembly for coupling together two or more articles includes a plastic fastener and an anchoring member. The plastic fastener includes a pair of parallel cross-bars that are interconnected by a transverse filament.
Avery Dennison Corporation


02/11/16
20160039047 

Uncoiling and blanking method


An uncoiling and blanking method includes uncoiling a coiled strip, straightening, cutting off the leading end, moving into a looper, moving out of the looper, then cleaning the surface of the coiled strip, and flattening; conveying the coiled strip on a pinch roller to perform laser cutting and blanking, wherein dual static laser cutting heads are used for cutting the coiled strip during the laser cutting, and the cut-away waste materials fall down from the cutting region and are conveyed to the outside; and after the completion of cutting, finally cutting off the obtained sheets from each other, receiving them by a receiving device and conveying same on a conveying belt to a picking up and stacking region to stack the sheets. An uncoiling and blanking method of the present invention adopts laser static cutting, can effectively improve the operation speed and yield by means of cooperative operation of two laser cutting heads, replaces the die blanking method, and has no die or maintenance cost associated therewith, requires no die stacking space, has a more flexible operation mode, simplifies the layout of the production line, and is easy to handle..
Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033368 

System and analyzing tire tread parameters


Systems and methods for analyzing tire tread data to assess tire tread parameters, such as irregular wear characteristics of a tire tread, are provided. More particularly, an automated and robust flattening process c be performed to transform tire tread data, such as a tread surface map, into flattened tire tread data.

02/04/16
20160033206 

Flattened heat pipe and manufacturing method thereof


The invention provides a flattened heat pipe whose vapor flowing passage is not clogged and which has an excellent capillary force. The flattened heat pipe has a closed container formed by flattening a tubular container, a plurality of wick structures arrayed within the container in a longitudinal direction so as to form an acute-angled portion where a capillary force is large at least partially within the container, a hollow portion formed of an outer peripheral surface of the wick structure and an inner wall surface of the container and a working fluid sealed into the container..
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033182 

Heat exchanger for air-cooled chiller


An air-cooled chiller system includes a heat exchanger including a first tube bank including at least a first and a second flattened tube segments extending longitudinally in spaced parallel relationship; a second tube bank including at least a first and a second flattened tube segments extending longitudinally in spaced parallel relationship, the second tube bank disposed behind the first tube bank with a leading edge of the second tube bank spaced from a trailing edge of the first tube bank; a fan creating an airflow across the first heat exchanger, the airflow flowing over the first tube bank prior to flowing over the second tube bank, wherein refrigerant flows in the heat exchanger in a cross-counterflow direction opposite that of the airflow direction.. .
Carrier Corporation


02/04/16
20160030802 

Device for training of face, lip and throat muscles


A device for therapeutic includes a rigid screen (1) that is insertable behind the upper and lower lips of a user's mouth, the screen having a compound curvature and in a horizontal plane generally u-shaped profile, and in a vertical plane a convexo-concave cross-sectional profile that is gradually flattening from a central mid region towards the left and right ends (12, 13) thereof, the ends extended to reach at least past the premolar teeth on each side in the upper and lower jaws of the user when applied. A handle is attached to extend forward from a central mid region in the convex front face of the screen, the handle including a rigid stem (2) projecting from the front face at a neutral angle with respect to upper (5) and lower (6) halves of the screen (1), diverging from the stem in the vertical view..
Myoroface Ab


02/04/16
20160030711 

Controlled deformation catheters


Catheters are provided which have a high capacity of axial (pushability) and rotational (torquability) movement with relative maximum flexibility and which, at the same time have the ability to adapt to at least partial variations of diameter under the thrust of other catheters or dilators travelling though the lumen or so as to flatten itself at least partially to travel through the lumen of other catheters, such as for example feed catheters.. .

02/04/16
20160030283 

Storage bag


A method of making a storage bag comprising the following steps performed in any order: (a) forming a composite tube having an inner surface comprising a higher melting polymer, an outer surface comprising a lower melting polymer, two ends, and a diameter; (b) flattening the tube in a direction perpendicular to the diameter; (c) forming a joint at one of the ends at a temperature between respective melting points of the higher melting polymer and the lower melting polymer; (d) providing a composite sheet having a first side comprising a higher melting polymer and a second side comprising a lower melting polymer; and (e) disposing the composite sheet over the joint such that the first side comprising a lower melting polymer engages the joint and forming a lap seam over the joint at a temperature between respective melting points of the higher melting polymer and the lower melting polymer, and a storage bag made by such method.. .
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028983 

Solid-state image pickup device and camera module


According to an embodiment, a solid-state image pickup device is provided. The solid-state image pickup device includes a sensor substrate, microlenses, and a flattened layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/28/16
20160025897 

Synthetic diamond optical elements


An optical element comprising: synthetic diamond material; and a flattened lens surface structure in the form of a zone plate, fresnel lens, or a spherical lens formed directly in at least one surface of the synthetic diamond material, wherein the synthetic diamond material has an absorption coefficient measured at room temperature of ≦0.5 cm−1 at a wavelength of 10.6 μm, and wherein the synthetic diamond material has a laser induced damage threshold meeting one or both of the following characteristics: the laser induced damage threshold is at least 30 jcm−2 measured using a pulsed laser at a wavelength of 10.6 μm with a pulse duration of 100 ns and a pulse repetition frequency in a range 1 to 10 hz; and the laser induced damage threshold is at least 1 mw/cm2 measured using a continuous wave laser at a wavelength of 10.6 μm.. .
Element Six N.v.


01/28/16
20160025470 

Resueable polyurethane projectile


Improvements in a reusable polyurethane projectile are presented. The reusable polyurethane projectile performs like a bullet or projectile because the projectile is essentially the same size and shape of a bullet and can be fed through a normal bullet clip into the breach of a gun, fired and ejected.

01/28/16
20160022215 

Intravascular devices, systems, and methods having a core wire with multiple flattened sections


The present disclosure is directed to intravascular devices, systems, and methods having a core wire with multiple flattened sections. In one aspect, a sensing guide wire is provided.
Volcano Corporation


01/28/16
20160022011 

Applicator heads for handheld treatment modifying keratinous surfaces


An applicator head is releasably connectable to an outer housing of an apparatus for treating human skin includes a body having a housing connector end having a releasable connecting feature configured to connect to the outer housing and a skin engaging end having an opening therethrough for delivering a skin treatment composition through an opening in the applicator head onto human skin. A pair of skin engagement members is arranged and configured to flatten a surface of the skin..
The Procter & Gamble Company


01/28/16
20160022010 

Applicator heads for handheld treatment modifying keratinous surfaces


An applicator head is releasably connectable to an outer housing of an apparatus for treating human skin includes a body having a housing connector end having a releasable connecting feature configured to connect to the outer housing and a skin engaging end having an opening therethrough for delivering a skin treatment composition through an opening in the applicator head onto human skin. A pair of skin engagement members is arranged and configured to flatten a surface of the skin..
The Procter & Gamble Company


01/28/16
20160021822 

Cotton harvester


A cotton harvester includes plant cutting apparatus to sever cotton plants from a ground surface, plant conveyor apparatus to convey the severed plants into and through a picking chamber, and cotton picking apparatus including picker spindles that move upwardly into the picking chamber through a floor of the chamber to pick cotton filaments from bolls of the plants conveyed as a flattened mat therethrough and carry the cotton downwardly through the floor to doffers that remove the cotton from the spindles. Cotton conveyor apparatus also below the floor conveys the cotton to a receiver, while the plant residue passes from the chamber..
Cnh Industrial America Llc


01/21/16
20160018708 

Display device


A display device is provided that inhibits color mixture between adjacent subpixels and allows for obtaining a high-quality image. The display device includes a display area on which a light-blocking metal layer, a black matrix, and a plurality of subpixels are arranged, wherein the plurality of subpixels are arranged adjacent to one another via a black matrix as seen vertically from above, the black matrix and the light-blocking metal layer are arranged to overlap each other as seen vertically from above, and the light-blocking metal layer 130 is arranged on the bank of an organic flattened film..
Japan Display Inc.


01/21/16
20160018079 

Light cover with x-shaped structure


A lighting assembly used in photographing or video recording has a light cover with x-shaped structure, which includes a main body and two elastic supporting rods. The main body has a light holder fitting opening at a center thereof.

01/21/16
20160016255 

Laser correction of metal deformation


Apparatus (20a-c) and a method for determining and correcting a deformation in an article (44). An energy beam (29) such as a laser beam is directed to an area (42a-c) to reverse (46, 72, 74) an existing deformation or to control deformation during additive fabrication (86, 88).
Siemens Energy, Inc.


01/21/16
20160016210 

Subsidence control system


A method of maintaining structural integrity of a subsiding earthen fluid containment structure is disclosed and comprises forming a lined containment infrastructure including a convex bulged crown portion, floor portion and sidewall portions which enclose a municipal waste material within an enclosed volume such that fluid flow from the lined containment compound is restricted. The bulged crown flattens, thickens and diminishes in surface area during subsidence of the municipal waste material as fluid is removed.
Red Leaf Resources, Inc.


01/21/16
20160016035 

Flattened treadmill


Embodiments of this invention disclose flattened treadmills employing at least a medium roller mechanism for transforming rotational speeds of the rollers, so as to make the elevation of motor and the rollers equal to or lower than that of a conveyer belt.. .
Dyaco International Inc


01/14/16
20160014851 

Induction heater coil accessory


An accessory work coil having flattened conductive material, such as flattened wire, for attachment to portable, handheld induction heaters.. .
Sarge Holding Co., Llc


01/14/16
20160013719 

Method and controller optimization of a switching voltage regulator


Control loop coefficients for a digital voltage regulator controller are determined by determining pid (proportional-integral-derivative) coefficients that satisfy gain and phase margin targets for a digital voltage regulator controller, as a function of a plurality of system parameters for the digital voltage regulator controller, and re-determining one or more of the pid coefficients to flatten an output impedance response of the digital voltage regulator controller for frequencies below a bandwidth of the digital voltage regulator controller.. .
Infineon Technologies Austria Ag


01/14/16
20160013175 

Package-on-package structure and methods for forming the same


A method includes coining solder balls of a bottom package, wherein top surfaces of the solder balls are flattened after the step of coining. The solder balls are molded in a molding material.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012941 

Flat-flexible cable and apparatus


A cord reel assembly described herein comprises a cord reel including a flat flexible cable that comprises a ribbon of generally parallel power transmission and data transmission wires embedded in a non-conductive polymeric matrix. Each data transmission wire is spaced and insulated from any adjacent wire by the polymeric matrix.
The Morey Corporation


01/14/16
20160012178 

Method of designing a common preform for providing preforms for turbine engine outlet guide vanes of different geometrical profiles and made out of composite material


A method of designing a common preform for providing a plurality of preforms for turbine engine outlet guide vanes of different geometrical profiles and made out of composite material, the method including 3d geometrical modeling of the geometrical profiles of the different outlet guide vane preforms, flattening out each of the geometrical profiles of the different outlet guide vane preforms, superposing the geometrical profiles of the different flattened outlet guide vane preforms, and converging towards a single geometrical profile for an outlet guide vane preform common to all of the outlet guide vane preforms while guaranteeing identical positioning for the top and bottom regions of non-interlinking for all of the outlet guide vane preforms.. .
Safran




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