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 Surface treatment  atomically flattening a silicon wafer and heat treatment apparatus patent thumbnailSurface treatment atomically flattening a silicon wafer and heat treatment apparatus
In a silicon wafer which has a surface with a plurality of terraces formed stepwise by single-atomic-layer steps, respectively, no slip line is formed.. .
National University Corporation Tohoku University


 Method for manufacturing bicycle front fork having wheel clamping base patent thumbnailMethod for manufacturing bicycle front fork having wheel clamping base
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a bicycle front fork having a wheel clamping base. It comprises the steps of extruding an aluminum alloy substrate having three rectangular bars, wherein the two of the rectangular bars have assembling segments; cutting the substrate for a blank and placing it into a mold for forging the three rectangular bars into three round bars; placing the blank into another mold for extruding and punching the three round bars to have guide holes; drilling the round bars along the guide holes to form three round tubes; flattening and shrinking openings of two of the three round tubes; molding the assembling segments; downwardly bending the two round tubes having the assembling segments into two fork tubes of a bicycle front fork; punching the assembling segments into locking connection portions for a clamping base of the bicycle front fork..
Alex Global Technology, Inc.


 Shape correction leveler drive systems patent thumbnailShape correction leveler drive systems
Drive systems for multi-roll shape-correction levelers used to flatten metal strip material, wherein the drive systems are adapted to account for the effects of differential roll speed such that the work rolls of entry side roll clusters and the work rolls of exit side roll clusters of the leveler can be made to equally share the load associated with a leveling operation.. .
Machine Concepts, Inc.


 Method for rolling metal composite plate strip patent thumbnailMethod for rolling metal composite plate strip
The present invention discloses a method for rolling a metal composite plate/strip, comprising the following steps: 1) selecting a metal base plate and a metal cladding plate, cleaning the surfaces of the base plate and the cladding plate to be composited until the metal matrixes are exposed; 2) sequentially laminating the base plate and the cladding plate to obtain a composite plate slab; 3) rolling the composite plate slab through a composite rough rolling mill having a corrugated roll to obtain a composite plate having a corrugated mating surface on its composite surface; and 4) flattening the composite plate having a complete corrugated cladding plate by a composite finish rolling mill to a desirable thickness to obtain a composite plate/strip.. .
Taiyuan University Of Science And Technology


 Heart valve sewing cuff patent thumbnailHeart valve sewing cuff
An embodiment of the invention includes a sewing cuff for aortic heart valves that better approximates native anatomy by better mating with the crown-like anatomical annulus. Limiting distortion of the crown-like annulus provides better blood flow and overall valve function and provides a physician greater ease of implantation since native anatomy is not flattened.
On-x Life Technologies, Inc.


 Instrument for unrolling corneal tissue in descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty surgery patent thumbnailInstrument for unrolling corneal tissue in descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty surgery
A surgical instrument to be used in an corneal transplant surgical procedure known in the art as descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (dmek). Specifically, the instrument disclosed herein (nhl, neusidl-hannush loop), is designed for the portion of the dmek procedure where upon the transplantation of a very thin layer of endothelial cells and their basement membrane (dmek graft), the transplanted material must be flattened.

 Semiconductor process patent thumbnailSemiconductor process
A semiconductor process includes the following steps. A dielectric layer is formed on a substrate, where the dielectric layer has at least a dishing from a first top surface.
United Microelectronics Corp.


 Frequent markup techniques for use in native advertisement placement patent thumbnailFrequent markup techniques for use in native advertisement placement
Techniques are provided that include obtaining a document object model of an html document, such as a web page of a publisher. Elements of the document object model may be identified that are associated with native advertisement placement candidate containers.
Excalibur Ip, Llc


 Filter insert for a filter device patent thumbnailFilter insert for a filter device
A filter insert for a filter device, having a filter element arranged on a longitudinal axis extending there through and a front-side flow opening arranged on the front side of the filter element with the longitudinal axis extending through the flow opening. The filter element has, with respect to the longitudinal axis, at least one flattened portion with a reduced radial extension or a through hole along the periphery of the flow opening the shortest interior distance in the filter element immediately adjacent to the front-side flow opening is shorter than the inside diameter of the front-side flow opening..
Mann+hummel Gmbh


 Absorbent articles with structures able to lift upwards towards the wearer patent thumbnailAbsorbent articles with structures able to lift upwards towards the wearer
The present disclosure refers to a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, a pant or a sanitary napkin. The disposable absorbent article comprises a structure having one or more elastic elements which are stretched when the absorbent article is flattened out and which is able to convert from an initial flat configuration into an erected configuration upon contraction of the one or more elastic elements.
The Procter & Gamble Company


Absorbent articles with structures able to lift upwards towards the wearer


The present disclosure refers to a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, a pant or a sanitary napkin. The disposable absorbent article comprises a structure having one or more elastic elements which are stretched when the absorbent article is flattened out and which is able to convert from an initial flat configuration into an erected configuration upon contraction of the one or more elastic elements.
The Procter & Gamble Company


Absorbent articles with improved barrier leg cuffs


The invention refers to a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, a pant or a sanitary napkin. The disposable absorbent article further comprises a structure having one or more elastic elements which are stretched when the absorbent article is flattened out and which is able to convert from an initial flat configuration into an erected configuration upon contraction of the one or more elastic elements.
The Procter & Gamble Company


Absorbent articles with improved barrier leg cuffs


The invention refers to a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, a pant or a sanitary napkin. The disposable absorbent article further comprises a structure having one or more elastic elements which are stretched when the absorbent article is flattened out and which is able to convert from an initial flat configuration into an erected configuration upon contraction of the one or more elastic elements.
The Procter & Gamble Company


Armature-based suction device


An armature-based suction device comprising: a convex surface on one side of the armature-based suction device when the armature-based suction device is not in use; a concave surface located on an opposite side of the armature-based suction device when the armature-based suction device is not in use, the concave surface having a matte finish, the concave surface comprising: a perimeter located on an outer edge of the concave surface where the perimeter is non-occlusive when the armature-based suction device is sealed onto a native surface; an annular recess located adjacent to the perimeter, the annular square-shouldered recess having a main flat surface that is at an acute angle to the concave surface, where the recess is non-occlusive when the vacuum seal is sealed onto a native surface; at least one annular band of soft, resilient, sticky, solid, and non-flowable material located on the annular recess, where the annular band has a tackiness that produces a 90° peel strength of about 0.1 lb./in. To about 40 lbs./in, and where the annular band has a semi-circular cross-sectional shape, and the flat side of the semi-circular cross-sectional shape abuts the concave surface, and the circular side of the semi-circular cross-sectional shape faces away from the concave surface; and where the armature-based suction device is reusable.

Wheel and spoke, in particular for a bicycle


A bicycle spoke has a spoke body having two remote ends, a rim end, and a hub end. The elongated body includes a longitudinally flattened cross-section.
Dt Swiss Inc.


Method and flame spraying thermoplastic powders


The method for flame spraying thermoplastic powders provides to heat the article to be coated at a suitable working temperature and to feed the said thermoplastic powders, transported by an inert gas, a flow of compressed air and a flow of liquefied petroleum gas through respective separated discharge chambers (7, 9, 12), shaped inside a mixing device (1) of a spray gun. The thermoplastic powders are then projected, in a resulting flow (30), on the heated surface of the article to be coated, to determine the melting of the same powders at their contact with said heated surface.
Ibix S.r.l.


X-ray breast tomosynthesis enhancing spatial resolution including in the thickness direction of a flattened breast


Systems and methods for breast x-ray tomosynthesis that enhance spatial resolution in the direction in which the breast is flattened for examination. In addition to x-ray data acquisition of 2d projection tomosynthesis images etp1 over a shorter source trajectory similar to known breast tomosynthesis, supplemental 2d images etp2 are taken over a longer source trajectory and the two sets of projection images are processed into breast slice images etr that exhibit enhanced spatial resolution, including in the thickness direction of the breast.
Hologic, Inc.


Chuck for reciprocating surgical instrument


Devices are described relating to the retaining of surgical tools within the chuck of a reciprocating surgical instrument, such as a reciprocating saw. A securing chuck is disclosed for securing a surgical tool to a reciprocating surgical instrument that comprises a shaft and a securing member.
Medtronic Xomed, Inc.


Ballistic radome with extended field of view


A ballistic radome is provided and includes a flattened radome portion disposable in a primary field of view (fov) of an antenna and a curved radome portion configured to define an extended fov of the antenna about the primary fov.. .
Raytheon Company


Laminate for light emitting device and process of preparing same


A laminate for a light emitting device, includes a glass substrate, a random network of reliefs formed on the glass substrate, and a flattening layer formed on the network, wherein the network of reliefs are formed from a glass frit. The laminate for a light emitting device further includes a network inducing the scattering of light for efficiently extracting outward a loss of light at an interface between a glass substrate and an internal light extraction layer.
Saint-gobain Glass France


Manufacturing a semiconductor device, pattern generating method and nontransitory computer readable medium storing a pattern generating program


According to one embodiment, stepped structure is formed on a semiconductor substrate, a processing film is formed to cover the stepped structure, a resist film is formed on the processing film in such a manner as to be thinner at a higher portion of the stepped structure than at a lower portion of the same, and the resist film and the processing film are etched to flatten the processing film.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Method for producing glass sheet with bent portion and glass sheet with bent portion


Provided is a method capable of producing a glass sheet with a bent portion in which a flattened portion has high flatness and high smoothness. A flat glass sheet 20 is radiationally heated with a first portion 21 thereof held between first and second heat-insulating members 31, 32.
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.


Fruit packaging containers


Described herein are sealable, breathable bags for packaging, storing, and transporting fresh fruit in boxes. The bags protects the fruit from outside contaminants while maintaining a modified atmosphere environment around the fruit to preserve the freshness of the fruit.
Orchard View Farms, Inc.


Fruit packaging containers


Described herein are sealable, breathable bags for packaging, storing, and transporting fresh fruit in boxes. The bags protects the fruit from outside contaminants while maintaining a modified atmosphere environment around the fruit to preserve the freshness of the fruit.
Orchard View Farms, Inc.


Double loop lasso with single puller wire for bi-directional actuation


U-shape bend therebetween. The u-shape bend is anchored at a distal end of a deflectable section which is reinforced by at least one washer having at least two holes, each hole axially aligned with a respective lumen in the deflectable section.

Drain valve implantable in the eye of a patient for the treatment of glaucoma


A drain valve (10) implantable surgically in the eye (o) of a patient for the treatment of glaucoma, comprising a main body (11), and a drainage tube (12), connected at one end with the main body (11) and provided to be implanted in the eye (o) so as to penetrate with its distal tip inside the anterior chamber (ca) of the eye globe (go), so as to allow the drainage outwards of the aqueous humour (ua), wherein the valve (10) is characterised by a series of significant improvements, including: 1) an extractable configuration (12a, 12b) of the drainage tube (12), to allow the adaptation (f1) of the length of the drainage tube (12) during the surgical operation to implant the valve (10); 2) a flattened or flat shape in section (12′) of the drainage tube (12, 12a, 12b) suitable for reducing the dimensions in the radial direction (ir) of the drainage tube (12) with respect to the surface of the eye globe (go); 3) a connection free from encumbrances between the tip portion (12f) of the drainage tube (12), provided to penetrate inside the eye globe (go, ca), and the remaining part (12b′) of the drainage tube (12); 4) a series of retaining bags or compartments (11b), formed along the lower or soffit surface (s″) of the main body (11) in contact with the surface of the eye globe (go), wherein these retaining bags (11b) are associated with respective through holes (11a) extended through the same main body (11) of the valve and are suitable for receiving and retaining the aqueous humour (ua), so as to improve lubrication of the eyeball in the zone of the valve, once implanted; 5) a divergent fan-shaped opening (11c) formed on the extrados (s′), not in contact with the eye globe, of the main body (11) of the valve, in order to convey the aqueous humour (ua) and improve the lubrication around the drain valve (10), once implanted; and 6. A modified configuration, with respect to conventional drain valves, such as to allow, during the surgical operation, an arrangement, closer to the iris, of the holes (11d) for the insertion of the yarn for fixing the valve to the surface of the eye globe.
Ith T3 Plus S.r.l.


Hip prosthesis


A hip prosthesis includes a stem intended to be inserted in the neck of the femur, a prosthetic head shaped as a substantially hemispherical cup, intended to be inserted in the acetabular seat, a distal prosthetic component connected to the stem and shaped as a substantially hemispherical cup with concavity towards the concavity of the prosthetic head, and a ball disposed between the distal prosthetic component and the prosthetic head in such manner to generate a ball coupling, wherein the prosthetic head includes a flattened pole that defines an external central flat planar surface in order to adjust to various shapes of the acetabular seat, grooves externally obtained to be coupled with the acetabular seat and holes to receive screws that are screwed into the acetabular seat.. .

System and attaching a radiopaque marker bead to an endoprosthesis


A radiopaque marker bead can be attached to an endoprosthesis by pressing an end of bead into a through hole formed into the endoprosthesis and allowing the opposite end of the bead to pass through the hole and protrude out of the other end of the hole. Both ends of the bead can then be pressed and flattened so as to frictionally engage both ends of the hole.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.


Method and planarizing material layers


A processing chamber is disclosed for planarizing material layers (for example, polymer layers). An exemplary processing chamber includes a substrate table configured to support a substrate having a material layer formed thereover and a flattening structure having a substantially flat surface.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


Led solar simulator system and use


The present application discloses a led-based solar simulator light source having at least one led array formed by multiple led groups of led assemblies, at least one field flattening device, at least one diffractive element, and at least one optical element configured to condition the broad spectrum light source output signal and direct the light source output signal to a work surface.. .
Newport Corporation


Bag stand


A method of forming a bag stand including the steps of: bending a first subpanel along a hinge from a flattened arrangement, the first subpanel including a plurality of side panels and a connection mechanism, each of the plurality of side panels including a left end and a right end, the hinge positioned between a first side panel of the plurality of side panels and an adjacent second side panel of the plurality of side panels; and connecting the first subpanel to a second subpanel by the connection mechanism.. .
Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.


Articulating closure for flexible containers


This application describes articulating closures for flexible containers, such as fluid bladders, that have an open end between two flexible walls. Disclosed closures can comprise articulating opposing arms that lock together in a flattened configuration to seal an end opening of a flexible container.

Simulation device for an electronically controlled braking apparatus (bbw), and applying a contrast action


A simulation device for an electrically controlled braking apparatus of a vehicle with an electric motor having a motorised axis slant in relation to the translation axis of the strut of the pedal group, a contrast body connected to the strut, a main abutment wall and an elastic contrast element, disposed between the main abutment wall and the contrast body. The method of applying the contrast action to the pedal provides for activating, when the flattening action of the pedal by the user is terminated, the motor to achieve an inactive configuration in which the useful distance of maximum compression of the elastic contrast element is minimal..
Freni Brembo S.p.a.


Nozzle cover coating


A nozzle and cover for use in 3d printing, including a nozzle body having a relatively flattened end; a nozzle tip protruding a small distance from the flattened end; a disk of material surrounding the nozzle tip, the disk being in contact with the flattened end; and wherein the disk of material prevents sticking of plastic and thereby prevents charring. The device further includes providing the disk of material being composed of ptfe or silicone..

Method of making folding hand tool set for bicycles


A method for producing a tool for use in a folding hand tool set includes the following steps. Firstly, a metallic rod is provided.

Unfiltered radiation therapy


This is a new technique of producing high energy x-rays for radiation therapy at a patient's level. The dose delivery system uses a linear accelerator with no flattening filter.
The University Of Toledo


Parallel image processing method and system


A hybrid processing-based image processing system performs image chain flattening, token queue creation and pipeline prior to image rendering in order to allow various portions of the image processing to be performed in parallel. Tokens are passed between the filters of the pipeline generated from the flattened image chain to allow order-preserving operations to be performed which result in the same image as would have been produced by the original image chain using sequential processing..
Harris Corporation


Methods for redistributing cell densities in layout area of ic


A method for redistributing cell densities in layout of ic is provided. Initial cell density distribution and routing density distribution are obtained in an initial placement of the ic.
Mediatek Inc.


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.


Method and system of flattening a surface formed by sealant of packaging cover plate, and packaging method


The present invention discloses a method and a system of flattening a surface formed by sealant of a packaging cover plate, as well as a packaging method, the method includes vibrating a high temperature sintered packaging cover plate by using a high frequency vibrator with a preset frequency, and irradiating the surface formed by sealant of the packaging cover plate by using a laser with preset power, so that a convex portion formed by the sealant is melted and flows to a concave portion formed by the sealant under vibration of the high frequency vibrator, thereby flattening the surface formed by sealant of the packaging cover plate.. .
Ordos Yuansheng Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.


Long-period grating device and tunable gain flattening filter having same


A tunable gain flattening filter includes a long-period grating device. The long-period grating device includes: an optical fiber that includes a core having a refractive index and a core guided mode with a first effective index, and a cladding surrounding the core and having a cladding mode with a second effective index that is less than the first effective index; a thermoelectric module, the optical fiber being mounted on the thermoelectric module; a thermoelectric cooler configured to precisely control temperature of the optical fiber; and a thermistor configured as a sensor to provide feedback for the thermoelectric module.
Nano And Advanced Materials Institute Limited


Extendible mast and related methods


An extendible mast and related methods are described. The mast (1) comprises a member (2) constructed and arranged so as to be configurable between a coiled form and an extended form, wherein when extended the member (2) is resiliently biased in the form of an elongate tube having a slit along its length formed by longitudinal edges of the member and wherein when coiled the member is opened out at the longitudinal edges to a flattened form and wound about an axis extending transversely to the longitudinal extent of the member.
Rtl Materials Ltd


Construction machine float valve


A construction machine float valve is disclosed, which can remove a spool stick phenomenon that may occur during leveling and flattening work. The float valve includes a valve block including first and second actuator ports formed therein to respectively communicate with a large chamber and a small chamber of a hydraulic cylinder of a working device and a tank port formed therein to selectively communicate with the first and second actuator ports, a holding poppet installed in a path that connects the first actuator port to the second actuator port and the tank port to be opened or closed, a spool installed in the valve block to be shifted to open the path through sifting the holding poppet to a holding function releasing position, a boom-up signal pressure port configured to receive boom-up pilot pressure applied thereto to make the spool return to a neutral position if the spool does not return to the neutral position when the boom-down pilot pressure is released, a piston configured to make the spool return to the neutral position through pressing the spool by means of the boom-up pilot pressure that is applied to the boom-up signal pressure port, and a drain port configured to drain the hydraulic fluid from a pressure chamber if the piston is pressed by the boom-up pilot pressure or if the spool is shifted by the boom-down pilot pressure..
Volvo Construction Equipment Ab


Reforming mandrel geometry for flatness control


A reforming mandrel and a method of use reforming mandrel to reform glass are described. The reforming mandrel comprises an upstream portion, a downstream portion and an at least partially hollow interior.
Corning Incorporated


Method of removing ineffective portion of flat heat pipe


A method of removing ineffective portion of flat heat pipe is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a flat heat pipe; flattening out at least one wick-free flatten-out zone of the flat heat pipe and then sealing the flattened flatten-out zone by welding; and cutting off a cut-away section but reserving a remainder section of the flattened and sealed flatten-out zone, so that an ineffective portion is removed from the flat heat pipe.
Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.


Drill chuck, drilling needle and drilling needle-drill chuck assembly


The invention relates to a drill chuck which has a drilling needle receptacle device for removable receiving of a drilling needle (1), a hollow cylindrical magnetic holder for the drilling needle receptacle device and a coupling device for torque transfer from a drive device to the drilling needle receptacle device. The drilling needle receptacle device, in which a drilling needle (1) having a flattened end section (1′) can be received, has a receptacle element (7), at least two clamping bodies (10) and a clamping insert (6).
Iml - Instrumenta Mechanik Labor Gmbh


Process for producing foam mattresses with embedded spring and mattress produced by this method


The object of the invention is the method of making innerspring foam mattresses, wherein the spring cores (3) of the mattresses are placed on a belt conveyor and covered with the external foam panel (2), after which paper-and-foil medium (4) is placed on a belt conveyor under spring cores (3), and then the space between the external foam panel (2) and the paper-and-foil medium (4), comprising the spring core (3), is filled with liquid foam material through a pouring trough (5) situated below the spring cores (3) traveling above it, a flattening mat (7) is placed upon the upper surface of the external foam panel (2) in order to limit the foam expansion, and to reach the desired mattress thickness, and then the resulting slab is cut by means of an automatic cutting knife (6) into mattresses of desired geometrical dimensions. The second object of the invention is the mattress produced with the method of the first object of the invention.

Selectable flattening hierarchical object browser


Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to hierarchical tree file browsers and provide a method, system and computer program product for selectably flattening a hierarchical tree object structure in a hierarchical tree object browser. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of flattening an object hierarchy in an object browser can be provided.
International Business Machines Corporation


Imaging apparatus


The lens arrangement has at least two lenses, wherein a first lens may be used for autofocus and optical image stabilization. The first lens is tilted to compensate for the shaking movement of the hand-held device and to stabilize the image to be captured on the image plane.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Method for making mram with small dimension and high qulity


This invention is about a method to make an mram element with small dimension, by making an mtj as close as possible to the via, ideally aligning the mtj and the via in a direction perpendicular to the wafer surface, for making the mram element dimension as small as possible. The invention provides a process scheme to flatten the interface of bottom electrode during film deposition, which ensures a good deposition of atomically smooth mtj multilayer as close as possible to an associated via which otherwise might be atomically rough.
T3memory, Inc.


Low f/# lens


Methods and systems are disclosed relating to low f/# lens with desirable imaging characteristics. In certain embodiments, the lens may include an aspheric surface and a fresnel surface to produce one or more of the following characteristics: a large aperture; a wide field of view; a low spherical aberration and coma; a low field curvature; a monotonic field curvature for both tangential and sagittal planes; and significant but monotonic distortion.
Valve Corporation


Elastomeric gasket for fuel access door of an aircraft wing and a making the same


An assembly for use on an aircraft wing having an aircraft skin and a fuel tank, the assembly comprising a metal access door for accessing the fuel tank, a metal retainer ring for engaging the wing and the access door. Fasteners removably couple the access door to the retainer ring.
Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, L.l.c.


Method of manufacturing small-diameter stainless pipe


A method of manufacturing a stainless pipe is provided. The method includes gradually curving the stainless pipe into a ring type, plasma-welding opposite ends of the curved stainless pipe so that back beads are formed, additionally tig-welding the plasma-welded part to form bead mountings, externally applying pressure force onto an outer portion of the stainless pipe while inserting a mandrel into the welded stainless pipe such that the mandrel comes into contact with the back beads, thereby flattening the back beads, removing the bead mountains, setting an outer diameter of the stainless pipe, rf heat-treating the welded part, cooling the welded part, and a second sizing stage..
Wooseok Sts Co., Ltd.


Broadband planar antenna


A broadband antenna includes a uniplanar structure having a plurality of separate and contiguous metallic elements. A first element comprises a substantially circular metallic element having a flattened portion.
3m Innovative Properties Company


Mask creation with hierarchy management using cover cells


A method and apparatus for translating a hierarchical ic layout file into a format that can be used by a mask writer that accepts files having a limited hierarchy. Cover cells of the original ic layout file or a modified file are designated, and the hierarchical file is redefined to include only those designated cover cells.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


Dual control lateral air manifold assembly


An aeration element for gasification or aeration of liquids includes an essentially flattened, rigid support element having a substantially oval cross-section and corrugated outer surfaces, the corrugated outer surfaces including ridges defining grooves therebetween; a threaded opening for receiving a cooperating fitting for connection to an air supply; and a flexible membrane of elastomeric material disposed around the support element. An assembly bracket includes upper and portions that can be cooperatingly attached to one another about the aeration element for securing the aeration element to a floor of a tank or pool.

Method and device for transmitting data by inductive coupling with controlled self-oscillation


In a general aspect, a method for transmitting data by inductive coupling can include applying, at a rate of a data-carrying signal, a plurality of bursts of a periodic signal to a tuned inductive antenna circuit. The method can further include producing, in the tuned inductive antenna circuit, an antenna signal, the antenna signal generating a magnetic field.
Inside Secure


Semiconductor device


A trench gate type mos gate structure is provided in an active region on a substrate front surface side, and a floating p-type region is provided in a mesa region between trenches. A groove is provided distanced from the trench in a surface layer on the substrate front surface side of the floating p-type region.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


Liquid crystal display and manufacturing the same


A liquid crystal display according to exemplary embodiment of the present system and method includes: an insulating substrate; a thin film transistor positioned on the insulating substrate; a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor; a common electrode spaced apart from the pixel electrode while facing the pixel electrode; a liquid crystal layer injected into a microcavity between the pixel electrode and the common electrode; a roof layer formed on the common electrode; an injection hole positioned in the roof layer and the common electrode; an overcoat configured to cover the injection hole and partially overlap the roof layer; a film layer positioned on the overcoat and the roof layer; and a flattening layer positioned on the film layer.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


Reciprocating saw blade with plunge nose


A reciprocating saw blade includes a body formed from a piece of coil stock. The body has a shank end configured to secure the blade with a reciprocating saw, a plunging end configured to enter a workpiece, and a cutting edge and opposite back edge extending between the shank end and the plunging end.
Black & Decker Inc.


Method to separate an emulsion in a liquid lens


Embodiments generally relate to systems and methods for separating an emulsion in a cavity of a device such as a liquid lens device. In one embodiment, the method comprises at least one of: applying a bias voltage to electrodes in the device, causing at least one of droplet migration, flattening of large droplets, and reduced droplet surface tension; applying an oscillating actuation voltage waveform comprising an actuation frequency to the electrodes, such that fluid pumping and turbulence is created within the device cavity; and applying an oscillating excitation voltage waveform comprising an excitation frequency to the electrodes, such that the varying electric field created by the oscillating voltage causes small droplets of the first liquid to coalesce..

Method of laser polishing a connectorized optical fiber and a connectorized optical fiber formed in accordance therewith


Laser polishing is achieved by directing laser beam perpendicular at the fiber end face in a connectorized optical fiber having a metal ferrule. The spot size of the laser beam is larger than the bare optical fiber diameter, providing a more uniform spatial distribution of the radiation energy over the fiber end face.

Method for flattening sample in optical metrology


A vacuum mechanism for flattening bowed panel samples includes a support structure with coplanar support elements and a fixture with a movable component actuated by a vacuum source. The movable component has a top surface disposed above the support elements when no vacuum is applied and is capable of being drawn to a substantially coplanar position with the support elements when actuated by the vacuum source.

Air-conditioning apparatus


An air-conditioning apparatus, including: a heat source-side heat exchanger including a plurality of heat transfer tubes each having a flattened shape and being arranged in parallel, the heat source-side heat exchanger being used at least as a condenser of a refrigeration cycle; and an outdoor fan for generating flows of air passing through the heat source-side heat exchanger in a predetermined air velocity distribution. The heat source-side heat exchanger is configured to exchange heat between the air and refrigerant flowing through the heat transfer tubes and includes a plurality of refrigerant paths, each including at least one of the plurality of heat transfer tubes and a plurality of two-phase paths for allowing gas refrigerant to flow into and out as two-phase refrigerant; and a plurality of liquid-phase paths for allowing the two-phase refrigerant flowing out of the plurality of two-phase paths to flow out as subcooled liquid refrigerant..

Tile flattener device structure


A tile flattener device structure, which has a bottom edge support contacting the surface and positioned between the bottom of a front plate and a rear plate of a base plate, and the tiles desired to be levelled are individually positioned at the left and right elastic adjustment areas of the front and rear recesses of the front plate and the rear plate, and the levelling adjustment of tiles is performed by means of an inclined adjustment body passing through the perforation via the clamping piece, and since the front and rear recesses of the front plate and the rear plate dividing the left and right elastic adjustment areas have elasticity, they can perform levelling of various tiles, effectively reduce the working time and increase construction speed, and also reduce the usage of the tile flattener device, so that ensures the results of ease of use and reducing usage costs.. .

Apparatus for deposition and substrate alignment method in the same


A deposition apparatus includes a sheet, an edge portion of which is integrally combined with a sheet frame, an electrostatic chuck attached to a bottom surface of the sheet, the electrostatic chuck adhering a substrate by a force of static electricity, a metal mask located below the electrostatic chuck, an edge portion of the metal mask being combined with a mask frame, the metal mask having a predetermined patterned opening, and the substrate being mounted to the upper surface of the metal mask, a transfer member coupled to a side surface of the sheet frame, the transfer member flattening the sheet by pulling the sheet to side directions, and a magnetic plate located above the sheet, the magnetic plate closely attaching the substrate to the electrostatic chuck by pulling the metal mask using a magnetic force.. .

Push cart


A push cart, including: a frame, a rear wheel assembly, a front wheel assembly, a connection rod linkage. The frame includes an upper frame and a lower frame, and the upper frame is disposed on the lower frame.

Occuludable introducer needle


An introducer needle assembly including a compressible section between the rigid needle and the hub. Once the vessel is entered as determined by blood entering the syringe, the compressible section of the introducer needle is occluded by compressing the section with the thumb and a finger.

Pet collar with collapsible bowl


A wearable collar device having an integrated collapsible bowl for containing water, food, treats and the like. The device can also be used to carry keys, bags, etc.

Collapsible-squeezable hygienic bottle


Disclosed herein is a hygienic bottle, which may be collapsed into a compact and portable form, which may be filled with fluid through a removable nozzle, which prevents leakage during transportation, and which is squeezable, thereby enabling a user to transport water from a location where water is available to a location where water is unavailable and use that water for washing. The most preferred embodiment is a collapsible and squeezable hygienic bottle, which comprises a bellow-shaped body with a removable nozzle distending from the top.

Fiber tow treatment apparatus and system


In one embodiment, a fiber treatment system includes a rotatable nubbed roller including an axis 5 of rotation, a surface, and a number of spaced apart nubs projecting away from the surface, the number of spaced apart nubs imparting a number of spaced apart openings in a fiber tow. In another embodiment, the fiber treatment system further includes an optionally 10 rotatable spreader roller for flattening the fiber tow.

Linear guide rail inlay installation tool


A simplified installation tool for installing a cover strip in a linear guide rail assembly is provided. The installation tool includes a body having a channel that extends across a bottom surface of the body that is adapted to receive a guide rail.

Whip-stitching with reinforcement material


Systems and methods for preparing a ligament graft construct for a ligament reconstruction or repair procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques utilize a reinforcement material having at least one suture tail extending therefrom.

Outdoor cooking utensil


A cooking utensil (100) having a bipartite shaft (14) slideably and rotatably affixed to a vertical support (24) by a shaft connector (18). The shaft (14) features a fork (26) at a fork end (14bb) and an opposed handle (22).

Organic light emitting display panel


Provided is an organic light emitting display panel with uniform luminance. A flattening layer including a contact hole is disposed on a substrate on which an auxiliary electrode is disposed.
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


Constrained flattening of design data


This application discloses a design system implementing tools and mechanisms to receive three-dimensional design data corresponding to a wire harness from a mechanical design tool. The tools and mechanisms can identify the three-dimensional design data includes a geometric description of one or more rigid or inflexible components in the wire harness, and convert or flatten the three-dimensional design data into a two-dimensional representation of the wire harness, such as a two-dimensional layout of the wire harness, which conforms with the geometric description of the one or more rigid or inflexible components in the wire harness..
Mentor Graphics Corporation


Method of improving nlp processing of real-world forms via element-level template correlation


A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for identifying unchecked criteria within a form. Natural language processing (nlp) is applied to unstructured data within a target form to identify elements of a form structure.
International Business Machines Corporation


Air maintenance tire and valve assembly


A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube mounted within a tire sidewall groove. The air tube is in contacting engagement with opposite angled groove surfaces surrounding the air tube.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Friction stir welding method and friction stir welding apparatus


A friction stir welding method for welding a member to be welded, includes a step of heating the member to be welded by an applying heat source, a step of flattening a surface of the member to be welded that has been heated, by a smoothing component, and a step of performing friction stir welding to the surface of the member to be welded that has been flattened, by a rotating tool.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.


Atraumatic detection/stimulation microlead


An atraumatic detection/stimulation lead is disclosed. The lead includes at least one microcable having a core cable comprising a plurality of elementary metal strands.
Sorin Crm Sas


Perch for bird feeder


A cantilever perch for a bird feeder is made from a thin strip or ribbon of springy material, such as a stainless steel. Being convex in cross section, the perch is inherently rigid and able to bear load and remain straight.

Method for makinga magnetic random access memory element with small dimension and high qulity


This invention is about a method to make an mram element with small dimension, by building an mtj as close as possible to an associated via connecting an associated circuitry in a semiconductor wafer. The invention provides a process scheme to flatten the interface of bottom electrode during film deposition, which ensures a good deposition of atomically smooth mtj multilayer as close as possible to an associated via which otherwise might be atomically rough.
Shanghai Ciyu Information Technologies Co., Ltd


Distributed acoustic sensing data analysis system


Various systems and methods are provided that retrieve data measured by various sensors associated with a sensor collection site and compress the retrieved data so that the compressed data can be transported to and stored in one or more databases in an efficient manner. The various systems and methods may further retrieve the data stored in the one or more databases and generate an interactive user interface to display the data.
Palantir Technologies Inc.


Light-on detection device and light-on detection method


The present disclosure provides a light-on detection device and a light-on detection method. The light-on detection device includes a substrate, and a probe block provided with probes and connected to the substrate.
Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


Silicone gasket apparatus and manufacture


A gasket configured to seal an opening between two surfaces including at least one corner and at least one pressure relief notch in the corner. The gasket is formed of silicone and includes several magnets that are molded into the gasket or are inserted into apertures in the gasket in a mating engagement.
Kunshan J Royal Precision Products Inc.


Outdoor acoustic wall


An acoustic wall has vertical support posts which seat within hollow spikes in the ground, but only to the level of an above-ground-level (or near ground) support post cuff in the hollow spike. When such vertical support posts are used to support a plurality of acoustic panels, the combination allows wind to pass between the panels but, in excessively heavy winds, the entire wall safely flattens on site, due to the vertical support posts' not extending below ground level..

Impact resistant rim


A impact resistant rim is configured to soften or minimize an impact, thereby reducing the risk of pinching or otherwise flattening the tire and/or damaging the rim. This impact resistant rim further reduces the effects of an impact by maintaining the integrity of the rim during and following the impact.
Enve Composites, Llc


Web and making fluid filled units


An elongate flattened thermoplastic tube has an inflation edge and an opposite edge. The tube includes spaced transverse seals that define sides of pouches.
Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.


Process for the manufacture of a component comprising a stack of a functional layer on a composite film


A process of manufacturing component with a composite film including a matrix made of thermoplastic polymer and particles inside this matrix. This process includes heating the composite film in order for its temperature to exceed the glass transition temperature of its matrix, then when the composite film is softened, flattening an external face of the composite film by a smooth face resting directly over the whole of this external face, this smooth face forming part of the front face of a flexible membrane, the whole of the rear face of which, located on the side opposite the front face, is pushed against the composite film by a fluid, then cooling the composite film below the glass transition temperature, then withdrawing the membrane in order to mechanically separate its front face from the external face of the composite film..
Universite Joseph Fourier


Footwear with flexible auxetic sole structure


An article of footwear may include a sole structure comprising an outer member and a plurality of ground engaging members, including a first ground engaging member. The ground engaging members extend substantially downward from the outer surface of a sole structure.
Nike, Inc.


Method of improving nlp processing of real-world forms via element-level template correlation


A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for identifying unchecked criteria within a form. Natural language processing (nlp) is applied to unstructured data within a target form to identify elements of a form structure.
International Business Machines Corporation


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.


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


Semiconductor 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.


Sheet 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


Packaging 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.


Adjustable 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.


Drywall 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.

Stapler 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




Flatten topics:
  • Scattering
  • Golf Club Head
  • Surgical Instrument
  • Transverse
  • Photosensitive Drum
  • Circuit Board
  • Disassembly
  • Notifications
  • Notification
  • User Interface
  • Application Server


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