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NEW Small form factor power conversion system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149347

An apparatus including a substrate, a power conversion circuit coupled to the substrate, a power prong coupled to the power conversion circuit, a device connector to couple to a device, and a device connector cable to couple the device connector to the power conversion circuit is disclosed.
NEW Prophylactic kit apparatus
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143439

A prophylactic kit apparatus configured to be used with only a single patient includes a plurality of sealed modules and a housing configured to contain those sealed modules such that only one of the plurality of sealed modules can be removed from the housing at a time. This kit may include a physically-discrete informational patient aid disposed within the housing ...
Intrinsically safe mobile device
Aegex Technologies, Llc
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142840

An intrinsically safe mobile device having a form factor, speed, and functionality comparable to a conventional non-intrinsically safe mobile device, includes non-intrinsically safe electronic components mounted on an unprotected part of a printed circuit board (pcb) contained within the mobile device, the non-intrinsically safe electronic components are encapsulated to reduce risk of sparking and to minimize surface heating to enable ...
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Integrated microwave-millimeter wave antenna system with isolation enhancement mechanism
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
May 18, 2017 - N°20170141465

The integrated microwave-millimeter wave antenna system with isolation enhancement mechanism is a planar, compact, multi-band microwave multiple-input-multiple-output (mimo) antenna system integrated with a millimeter wave antenna array. The microwave mimo antenna system covers multiple standards between (700-6000) mhz, while the millimeter wave array covers a wider bandwidth of at least 1 ghz with a center frequency ranging from 28-38 ghz. The ...
Land side and die side cavities to reduce package z-height
Intel Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170141024

A package structure including a capacitor mounted within a cavity in the package substrate is disclosed. The package structure may additionally include a die mounted to a die side surface of the package substrate, and the opposing land side surface of the package substrate may be mounted to a printed circuit board (pcb). The capacitor may be mounted within a ...
Augmented reality light guide display
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
May 18, 2017 - N°20170140577

Augmented reality light guide display techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a housing configured in a hand-held form factor, one or more sensors configured to detect a position and orientation of the housing in three dimensions in a physical environment of the housing, a light guide that is at least partially transparent and supported by ...
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High-speed connector system
Apple Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133799

Connector receptacles that may have a desired form factor to fit in a stylized device enclosure. These stylized connector receptacles and corresponding connector inserts may also be capable of high-speed performance. Examples may also provide circuitry for these connector inserts and connector receptacles that support these high speeds.
Alias code provisioned onto a secure chip
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132610

Systems and methods may comprise rfid data acquisition technology which may be embedded in a fob or tag for use in completing financial transactions. This fob may a self-contained device which includes a transponder and which may be contained on any portable form factor. For instance, the tag may be housed in a wearable transaction instrument, such as an activity ...
Particle monitoring device
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170131217

Embodiments include devices and methods for detecting particles in a wafer processing tool. In an embodiment, a particle monitoring device having a wafer form factor includes several micro sensors capable of operating in all pressure regimes, e. G., under vacuum conditions. The particle monitoring device may include a clock to output a time value when a parameter of a micro ...
Optical lens and a spotlight including the same
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130935

A conical frustum shaped optical lens is made of transparent material, the conical frustum shaped optical lens having a long diameter at a first end and a short diameter at a second end and the conical frustum shaped optical lens defined by multiple rotational surfaces and a flat fifth surface. The conical frustum shaped optical lens is configured to create ...
Method of improved paper based mass spectrometry and novel wick support structures
Connecticut Analytical Corporation
May 04, 2017 - N°20170125228

The disclosed invention relates to electrospray and more specifically to wick based electrospray of analytes. The disclosed invention provides a means for improved electrospray extraction of analytes using a capillarity based fluid delivery system. The disclosed invention employs a wire screen mesh sandwiching the substrate media, without impeding capillarity of a wetting solvent spray fluid applied to the substrate. A ...
Dual in-line memory module (dimm) form factor backup power supply
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp
May 04, 2017 - N°20170123476

An apparatus in accordance with one example includes a battery module in a dual in-line memory module (dimm) form factor. The battery module is insertable in a dimm slot of a host device to provide backup power to a plurality of loads of the host device.
Method and apparatus for remote identity proofing service issuing trusted identities
Michigan Health Information Network - Mihin
April 27, 2017 - N°20170118190

Illustrative methods, processes, and software are disclosed herein that remotely prove the identity of individuals fully compliant with identity proofing standards and policies. The embodiments may utilize photo identification and government identities using networked capabilities and capabilities within a process for end-to-end fully remote identity proofing followed by the automated provisioning and issuance of a trusted identity and optional credentials. ...
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Self-adaptive display layout system
Sap Se
April 27, 2017 - N°20170116543

A system for self-adaptive user reading preference learning and screen layout optimization for multi-media information is disclosed. The system is particular useful for devices with small display form factors, such as mobile devices. Data flow diagram (dfd) technique is used to represent a model of the screen layout for visualization. The system processes input information, which includes user information, device ...
Universal dock for context sensitive computing device
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
April 27, 2017 - N°20170115696

A dock for interacting with a computing device. The computing device configures itself for operations based on its context, which may be determined form the dock by reading a value from a tag on the dock. The computing device may use low power transmissions such that receiving a value from the tag provides an indication of proximity to the dock. ...
Lens system
Apple Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170115471

Compact narrow angle lens systems that may be used in small form factor cameras. The lens system may include six lens elements with refractive power, and may provide lower f-numbers while maintaining or improving imaging quality and package size when compared to other compact lens systems. Total track length of the lens system may be 6. 5 millimeters or less, for example 5. 9 ...
Apparatus and methods for ground plane loading of antennae
Pulse Finland Oy
April 20, 2017 - N°20170110798

High radiation-efficiency antenna apparatus, and methods of manufacturing and utilizing the same. In one embodiment, an intentionally “loaded” antenna configuration is used within a handheld mobile device (e. G., cellular telephone) in order to enhance radiation efficiency for a given size antenna, or conversely allow for a reduction in size of the antenna for the same ...
Self-adaptive antenna systems for electronic devices having multiple form factors
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170110786

An electronic device is described that is configurable to be transitioned from a first operating mode having a first form factor to a second operating mode having a second form factor. The electronic device includes a first device portion and a second device portion that is connected to the first device portion. The first device portion includes an rf antenna. ...
Small form factor pluggable unit with wireless capabilities
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170110782

The present subject matter relates to one or more devices, systems and/or methods for providing wireless telecommunication services. A small form factor pluggable unit (sfp) incorporates wireless capabilities, and includes an integrated or an external antenna. The sfp comprises wireless circuitry for transmitting and receive multiple and distinct wireless signals, including wi-fi and bluetooth for communicating with various equipment ...
Inter-poly connection for parasitic capacitor and die size improvement
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
April 20, 2017 - N°20170107097

The present disclosure relates to micro-electromechanical system (mems) package that uses polysilicon inter-tier connections to provide for a low parasitic capacitance in mem device signals, and a method of formation. In some embodiments, the mems package has a cmos substrate with one or more semiconductor devices arranged within a semiconductor body. A mems substrate having an ambulatory element is connected ...
High voltage compact fuse assembly with magnetic arc deflection
Cooper Technologies Company
April 13, 2017 - N°20170103866

Fuse assemblies in the form of fuse blocks and fuse holders include embedded permanent magnet arc suppression features that facilitate higher voltage operation of fusible circuit protection without increasing the size of the fuse assemblies. The embedded magnets apply an external magnetic field upon an overcurrent protection fuse and produce an arc deflection force to enhance arc quenching capability of ...