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Date/App# patent app List of recent Rounding-related patents
06/23/16
20160183172 
 Method and  fast scanning for wireless lan ap search having low network load patent thumbnailnew patent Method and fast scanning for wireless lan ap search having low network load
The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus enabling a terminal to obtain information required for a wireless lan ap search from a cellular base station in order to use a wireless lan service, and to access a wireless lan ap having a low network load in a short time. The communication method of a terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: switching a channel to an ap scanning channel, which is a channel for searching for a wireless lan ap between the terminal and the wireless lan ap; transmitting a wireless lan ap search signal from the ap scanning channel; receiving, from the wireless lan ap, a wireless lan ap response signal, transmitted after an offset time set in accordance with the load state of the wireless lan ap; and switching the channel to a data transmitting and receiving channel for data communications with the wireless lan ap.

06/23/16
20160183069 
 Text message control system patent thumbnailnew patent Text message control system
Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system for controlling access to text messaging capabilities of a mobile computing device of a user while the user is driving. The mobile computing device may be configured to restrict a user from sending or receiving text messages while the user is driving depending on a current driving situation.

06/23/16
20160182823 
 Image generation device, image display system, image generation method and image display method patent thumbnailnew patent Image generation device, image display system, image generation method and image display method
An image generation unit uses a plurality of captured image data and vehicle body data of a vehicle to continuously generate a virtual perspective image indicating the vehicle body of the vehicle and the periphery of the vehicle as seen from a virtual perspective (vp) positioned within the cabin of the vehicle. An image control unit alters the angle in a plan view of the line of sight of the vp in a manner such that the line of sight circles the surroundings of the vehicle, and moves the position of the vp in the front-back direction of the vehicle..

06/23/16
20160182772 
 Camera patent thumbnailnew patent Camera
A camera includes a main body, a positioning member fixedly fitted about the main body, and a latching member. The main body includes a camera lens.

06/23/16
20160182294 
 Systems and methods for enforcing wireless regulatory compliance patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for enforcing wireless regulatory compliance
This disclosure relates to systems and methods for verifying that a device is using its wi-fi circuitry in compliance with the regulations governing the location in which the device is located. Embodiments discussed herein can verify the location using location verification tools that evaluate locally ascertainable factors that contribute to a probability determination of the device's location.

06/23/16
20160182201 
 Common reference signal design based on semi-uniform pilot spacing and orthogonal cover code patent thumbnailnew patent Common reference signal design based on semi-uniform pilot spacing and orthogonal cover code
Systems and techniques are disclosed to reduce pilot overhead by providing common reference signals coded with cover codes that are orthogonal in time and frequency domains. Common reference signals that are coded by cover codes orthogonal in both domains can be de-spread in both the time and frequency domains for improved resolution and larger pull-in windows for both.

06/23/16
20160182139 
 System and  avoiding mobile relay interference to primary system on authorized frequency spectrum patent thumbnailnew patent System and avoiding mobile relay interference to primary system on authorized frequency spectrum
The present invention provides a system and method for avoiding mobile relay interference to a primary system on an authorized frequency spectrum. In accordance with the system of the present invention, and with an available-spectrum information provision unit which communicates with the primary system, determine, in accordance with operation information coming from said primary system, authorized-spectrum available-spectrum information capable of being used by a mobile relay when said mobile relay is located in various positional regions surrounding the primary system, and provide the available-spectrum information corresponding to each positional region to a secondary system; using the secondary system and based on the available-spectrum information corresponding to the various positional regions, determine at least one of the positional regions of the primary system, which is experiencing interference from a mobile relay located within the range of base station coverage within the secondary system, and provide each determined positional region to each mobile relay..

06/23/16
20160181996 
 Tube amplifier assembly having a power tube and a capacitor assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Tube amplifier assembly having a power tube and a capacitor assembly
Tube amplifier assembly including a power tube that is configured to be coupled to a grounding deck and positioned within an opening of the grounding deck. The tube amplifier assembly also includes a tube adapter that is configured to be coupled to the grounding deck.

06/23/16
20160181994 
 Tunable tube amplifier system of a radio-frequency power generator patent thumbnailnew patent Tunable tube amplifier system of a radio-frequency power generator
Tube amplifier system including a plurality of conductor walls extending parallel to a longitudinal axis and defining an interior space therebetween. The tube amplifier system also including a shorting deck that extends transverse to the longitudinal axis.

06/23/16
20160181734 
 Interference-proof electrical plug connector patent thumbnailnew patent Interference-proof electrical plug connector
An interference-proof electrical plug connector has an insulative housing, two terminal sets, a shielding-grounding plate and a shell. The terminal sets are mounted in the insulative housing and each terminal sets has multiple conductive terminals.

06/23/16
20160181731 
new patent

Grounding clip for an airbag ignition system


The invention relates to a grounding clip for an airbag ignition system adapted to be mounted to an airbag retainer insert. The clip comprises a first grounding contact in form of a spring tongue, adapted to contact a grounding contact of a squib connector and a second grounding contact adapted to contact an electroconductive part of an airbag squib.

06/23/16
20160181701 
new patent

Antenna having a reflector for improved efficiency, gain, and directivity


An antenna having at least one reflector for improving radiation efficiency, gain, and directivity is disclosed. The antenna may be formed on a substrate or be a standalone conductive material that is designed to operate in at least one band of frequency.

06/23/16
20160181694 
new patent

Antenna structure and wireless communication device using same


An antenna structure includes an antenna holder, a feed unit, a grounding unit, a first radiating unit, a second radiating unit, a third radiating unit, a parasitic unit, and a coupling unit. The feed unit and the grounding unit are positioned on the antenna holder and are spaced apart from each other.

06/23/16
20160181692 
new patent

Radiator, solderless interconnect thereof and grounding element thereof


A radiator includes an aperture plate defining multiple slots in first and second transverse directions, spring probes disposed within each of the multiple slots, printed circuit boards (pcbs) each having major and minor surfaces and being recessed on either side of multiple portions of one of the minor surfaces to define multiple pads plated with conductive pad material electrically interconnected with a pcb circuit and a grounding element. Each of the pcbs is disposed with the corresponding one of the minor surfaces inserted into a slot such that the pcbs form a crisscrossing pattern and the pads form horizontal blind-mate contacts with the spring probes that are in-plane with corresponding pcb planes.

06/23/16
20160181620 
new patent

Current collector for secondary battery and electrode using same


The present invention relates to a battery technology, and more particularly, to a current collector that may be widely used in secondary batteries and an electrode employing the same. The current collector includes a conductive fiber layer including a plurality of conductive fibers.

06/23/16
20160181565 
new patent

Display apparatus and manufacturing the same


A display apparatus, including a substrate; a display unit on the substrate; a bonding member on the substrate and surrounding at least edges of the display unit; and a barrier film on the substrate, the bonding member interposed between the substrate and the barrier film, the bonding member including a core-shell structure, including a core including an oxide, and a shell including a polymer chemically bonded to the core.. .

06/23/16
20160181415 
new patent

Wide band gap semiconductor device


A semiconductor substrate having a main surface and made of a wide band gap semiconductor is provided, the semiconductor substrate including a device region formed in the semiconductor substrate, and a peripheral region formed to surround the device region. In the peripheral region, the semiconductor substrate includes a first semiconductor region having a first conductivity type, and a second semiconductor region formed on the first semiconductor region and having the main surface, the second semiconductor region having a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type.

06/23/16
20160181195 
new patent

Substrate strip and manufacturing semiconductor package using the same


A substrate includes a substrate body including a plurality of chip mounting regions and a peripheral region surrounding the plurality of chip mounting regions, each of the chip mounting regions including a conductive plane. The substrate further includes a conductive support structure located in the peripheral region, first conductive lines connected between the conductive planes of adjacent chip mounting regions, and second conductive lines connected between the conductive support structure and the conductive planes of chip mounting regions located adjacent the peripheral region..

06/23/16
20160181163 
new patent

Method and structure for metal gates


A semiconductor device having metal gates and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The method includes receiving a substrate, a dummy gate stack formed over the substrate, and a structure surrounding the dummy gate stack.

06/23/16
20160181126 
new patent

Method for manufacturing multi-chip package


A multi-chip package structure is provided, including a substrate having a grounding structure; two semiconductor elements disposed on and electrically connected to the substrate; an encapsulant formed on the substrate and encapsulating semiconductor elements, wherein the encapsulant has a plurality of round holes formed between the semiconductor elements; and an electromagnetic shielding structure formed in each of the round holes and connected to the grounding structure to achieve electromagnetic shielding effects. A method for forming the multi-chip package is also provided..

06/23/16
20160181118 
new patent

Plasma processing method


A plasma processing method capable of controlling an etching rate of a sin film and obtaining high selectivity to a sio2 film and si at the same time performs etch-back of a sin film as a processing object of a film structure including a sio2 film and the sin film or a si film and the sin film on a surface of a substrate placed in a processing chamber by using inductively couple plasma formed in the processing chamber by supplying process gas including chf3 or cf4 and o2 gas into the processing chamber inside a vacuum vessel and supplying rf power of 7-50 mhz to an induction coil surrounding an outer circumference of the processing chamber.. .

06/23/16
20160181115 
new patent

Method of forming a mask for substrate patterning


Techniques herein include using acid-diffusion—controllable to specific diffusion lengths—to create sacrificial structures that, when removed, define a critical dimension (cd) of various features and contact openings. Removing such sacrificial structures defines a trench of a precisely controllable width.

06/23/16
20160181099 
new patent

Methods and structures to prevent sidewall defects during selective epitaxy


Trenches (and processes for forming the trenches) are provided that reduce or prevent crystaline defects in selective epitaxial growth of type iii-v or germanium (ge) material (e.g., a “buffer” material) from a top surface of a substrate material. The defects may result from collision of selective epitaxial sidewall growth with oxide trench sidewalls.

06/23/16
20160180973 
new patent

Reactor pressure vessel assembly including a flow barrier structure


A reactor pressure vessel assembly may include a housing surrounding a reactor core, steam separators, and a chimney. Inner surfaces of the chimney and reactor core define a conduit for transporting a two phase flow stream from the reactor core through the chimney to the steam separators.

06/23/16
20160180768 
new patent

Display device


Display devices are disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a display panel having a display area including a plurality of pixels and a non-display area surrounding the display area.

06/23/16
20160179262 
new patent

Display panel and display device


A display panel and a display device, where the display panel includes a display region and a frame region surrounding the display region. The display panel includes a peripheral touch structure disposed in the frame region and an internal touch structure disposed in the display region..

06/23/16
20160179257 
new patent

Display apparatus


A display apparatus includes a display panel to display an image, the display panel including a flat part and an edge part at least at one side of the flat part and bent toward a direction in which the image is displayed, and a cover member surrounding an end portion of the edge part.. .

06/23/16
20160179250 
new patent

Input device, and method and program for controlling the same


Threshold values smaller than degrees of proximity of an object indicated by detection data at peak positions are set based on detection data of the peak positions at which a degree of proximity of the object is higher than that of surrounding detection positions. An evaluation value according to an area of a region on a detection surface occupied by a group of detection positions, including the peak positions, in which degrees of proximity of the object indicated by detection data are higher than the threshold values, is calculated, and it is determined whether the object in proximity to the peak position is a finger or a palm based on the evaluation value..

06/23/16
20160179235 
new patent

Touch screen control panel and kitchen appliance comprising such a control panel


Touchscreen control panel (3) configured to be implemented with a kitchen appliance (1), preferably with a home kitchen appliance or a commercial kitchen appliance, and operable from a front or top side of the appliance (1), wherein the touchscreen control panel (3) comprises a cover plate (4) with a transparent section (4a), a transparent touchsensitive layer (5) arranged and attached within the transparent section (4a) to the back side of the cover plate (4), a bracket frame (6) implemented at the back side of the cover plate (4) and surrounding at least partially the transparent section (4a), and a display unit (7) comprising an active display (9). The bracket frame (6) is adapted to retain the display unit (7) at the back side of the cover plate (4) preferably in such a way that the display unit (7) is in alignment, especially in proper alignment with the touchsensitive layer (5)..

06/23/16
20160179134 
new patent

Tablet capable of sensing location using electromagnetic induction and electrostatic capacitance


The present invention relates to a tablet capable of sensing a location using electromagnetic induction and electrostatic capacitance. The tablet comprises: a loop antenna, having a closed-loop shape for surrounding a sensing area, capable of sensing an electromagnetic wave emitted from an electronic pen; a first line antenna provided with a plurality of first conductive patterns, both ends of each of the plurality of first conductive patterns being located on one side of the first line antenna; a second line antenna provided with a plurality of second conductive patterns which cross the plurality of first conductive patterns in the sensing area, both ends of each of the plurality of second conductive patterns being located on the side on which the both ends of each of the plurality of first conductive patterns are located; and a control circuit for sensing a location using electromagnetic induction and electrostatic capacitance by controlling a connection relation between the plurality of first conductive patterns and the plurality of second conductive patterns.

06/23/16
20160179127 
new patent

Systems and methods for self-contained adjustable spring plunger bumper with high initial load and low final load


A system and method is provided for an adjustable spring plunger bumper with high initial load and low final load. The spring plunger bumper includes an exterior body surrounding a plunger.

06/23/16
20160179094 
new patent

Communication between a vehicle and a road user in the surroundings of a vehicle


A method and a corresponding device permit an at least partially computer-controlled and/or autonomous vehicle to communicate with its surroundings, in particular with a road user such as a person in its surroundings. A control unit for a vehicle is configured to receive surroundings data from one or more surroundings sensors of the vehicle and to detect at least one road user in the surroundings of the vehicle on the basis of the surroundings data.

06/23/16
20160179006 
new patent

Cross technology reticle (ctr) or multi-layer reticle (mlr) cdu, registration, and overlay techniques


Methods for reducing reticle transmission differences and for optimizing layer placement for overlay in mtrs and ctrs are disclosed. Embodiments include providing a reticle having a prime area and a frame area surrounding the prime area; determining rt differences across the prime area; and providing rt adjustment structures on the reticle to decrease the rt differences.

06/23/16
20160178895 
new patent

Coupling schemes for gimbaled scanning mirror arrays


A scanning device includes a substrate, which is etched to define an array of two or more parallel rotating members and a gimbal surrounding the rotating members. First hinges connect the gimbal to the substrate and defining a first axis of rotation, about which the gimbal rotates relative to the substrate.

06/23/16
20160178688 
new patent

Grounding grid breakpoint diagnostic transient electromagnetic method


A grounding grid breakpoint diagnostic method for a transient electromagnetic method, based on a transient electromagnetic detection apparatus. The method comprises: (101) disposing a test line at a position above a grounding grid to be diagnosed on the ground, and determining coordinates of a detection point; (102) obtaining information about coordinates of the detection point, and coinciding the center of the transient electromagnetic detection apparatus with the coordinates of the detection point; (103) performing, by the transient electromagnetic detection apparatus, measurement along the test line point by point, so as to obtain measurement data; (104) processing, by using diagram forming software, the measurement data to form a longitudinal resistivity cross-section diagram of the detection point according to a preset formula; (105) determining whether a breakpoint occurs at the detection point according to the longitudinal resistivity cross-section diagram.

06/23/16
20160178492 
new patent

Joint analyzing method, product designing method, and joint analyzing system


A joint analyzing method includes: performing a data measurement; performing a detailed analysis; performing a simplified analysis; performing a first repetition analysis in which the detailed analysis is repeated while modifying a first analysis model in which geometry of a joint surrounding region is modeled and an analysis technique in the detailed analysis, until a data measurement result and a detailed analysis result are brought into agreement; and performing a second repetition analysis in which the simplified analysis that takes into consideration an initial internal load of at least one junction in a load non-applied state obtained in the first repetition analysis is repeated while modifying a second analysis model rougher in element division of the geometry than the first analysis model and an analysis technique in the simplified analysis, until the data measurement result and a simplified analysis result are brought into agreement.. .

06/23/16
20160178485 
new patent

Feedback timely assessment of a condition of bulk materials


Bulk materials from a transport vehicle are transitioned along a transitioning line to a sampling point, at which location particles of matter in the air surrounding the bulk materials are sampled. When the present embodiments are combined with near-real time detection methods, it establishes a near-real time feedback loop to make acceptance/rejection decisions more quickly than with prior sampling and testing approaches.

06/23/16
20160178447 
new patent

Thermometer


A carbon atmosphere thermometer 10a has: a thermocouple having thermocouple wires 16, 18, a thermocouple temperature measuring junction 14, and an insulating tube 12; a first protection tube 20 surrounding the thermocouple, while at least partially spaced apart from the thermocouple wires 16, 18 and others of the thermocouple; and a second protection tube 22 surrounding the first protection tube 20, while at least partially spaced apart from the first protection tube 20. For this reason, it becomes feasible to protect the thermocouple from the external environment, while preventing the thermocouple from reacting with the first protection tube 20.

06/23/16
20160178306 
new patent

Muzzle brake


A muzzle brake for reducing the recoil associated with firing a weapon comprising a plurality of gas vents, a plurality of projections extending outward from the muzzle brake, and an interiorly depressed annular nose surrounding the projectile's exit point, for capturing, redirecting, and/or creating turbulence in propellant gases generated from firing the weapon.. .

06/23/16
20160178273 
new patent

Refrigerator


A refrigerator may include a cabinet and a drinkable liquid dispensing system. The cabinet may include chilled cavity, insulation surrounding the chilled cavity, and a door by which the chilled cavity is opened and closed.

06/23/16
20160178272 
new patent

Refrigeration device


Disclosed is a refrigeration device, comprising: a box body (1), the top of which is open; a door body (2) used for opening and closing the box body, which door body is pivotally connected to the top of the box body, the door body comprising a door liner (21), an upwards concave groove (211) being formed on a lower surface of the door liner, and the groove being adjacent to the outer edge of the lower surface of the door liner and surrounding same; and a door seal (3), the upper part of which is snap-fitted in the groove, when the door body is closed, the lower part of the door seal and the top of the box body are sealed in a butting mode, wherein an air passage (4) is formed between the door seal and the groove when the door body receives an upward external force. In the refrigeration device, the upper part of the door seal is snap-fitted in the door liner and can generate a relative displacement relative to the door liner to form the air passage, such that the outside air enters the box body, so that air pressures inside and outside the box body are balanced.

06/23/16
20160178221 
new patent

Estimation of unknown states for an electric water heater with thermal stratification and use of same in demand response and condition-based maintenance


A water heater that includes a cylindrical storage tank, at least one heating element, and at least one temperature sensor is modeled using a one-dimensional model that includes: a vertical stack of disks representing the water volume in the cylindrical storage tank, and a stack of annular segments surrounding the vertical stack of disks. The stack of annular segments represents the cylindrical wall of the cylindrical storage tank.

06/23/16
20160178159 
new patent

Light for keypad bezel


A lock assembly for securing a container having an interior region is provided. In one illustrative embodiment, the lock assembly includes a keypad having a plurality of buttons on a first surface of the keypad, a light-emitting diode, and a bezel surrounding at least a portion of the keypad.

06/23/16
20160178157 
new patent

Lighting device


The present invention discloses a lighting device provided with an electronic lamp cover (30) surrounding a light emitting component (20). The electronic lamp cover (30) can present different light transmitting states according to different voltage values applied thereto within an operation voltage range so as to change the illumination angle and illumination brightness of the illumination light of the lighting device..

06/23/16
20160178142 
new patent

Uniform light source with variable beam divergence


A light source producing a beam of variable divergence, comprising one or more light-emitting devices arranged on a planar substrate, with each of the light-emitting devices having a lambertian emission distribution. The light source may further comprise a chamber for mixing light emitted from the one or more light-emitting devices, the chamber itself comprising a base defined by the planar substrate, one or more side walls having a reflective interior surface, and a planar diffusive emission surface defining a ceiling of the chamber.

06/23/16
20160178061 
new patent

Rotary seal assembly for accommodating radial deflection and tilting


In an apparatus having a housing, a housing bore, and a shaft rotatably extending through the housing bore, a rotary seal assembly which includes a seal carrier retainer connected with the housing and defining a cavity surrounding the shaft, a seal carrier positioned within the cavity of the seal carrier retainer, wherein the seal carrier is capable of an amount of radial deflection and tilting both relative to the seal carrier retainer and wherein the seal carrier is retained by the seal carrier retainer so that rotation of the seal carrier relative to the seal carrier retainer is prevented, a rotary shaft seal carried by the seal carrier between the seal carrier and the shaft, and a seal carrier seal interposed between the seal carrier and the seal carrier retainer.. .

06/23/16
20160178059 
new patent

Multilayer static gasket, distance layer with improved stopper region therefor, and construction thereof


A multilayer static gasket, stopper region containing distance layer therefore and methods of construction thereof are provided. The gasket includes at least one metal functional layer and at distance layer including a stopper region.

06/23/16
20160177984 
new patent

Clamp for standing seam


A clamp assembly (100), and a mounting assembly (150), that may be used for securing a device (160) (e.g. A solar panel, roof mounted displays, satellite dishes, conduit and piping, snow-retention system, hvac etc.) to a raised portion of a standing seam (103) of a metal roof, panel or tile (119) building surface.

06/23/16
20160177908 
new patent

Remote engine starting system


A remote engine starting system includes a portable terminal that is carried by a user and a vehicle that allows an engine to be started in response to receiving an engine start signal transmitted from the portable terminal. The vehicle periodically transmits a query signal for establishment of a wireless communication link with the portable terminal to a predetermined range surrounding the vehicle to define a predetermined wireless communication area of the vehicle.

06/23/16
20160177900 
new patent

Fuel injector for common rail


A fuel injector, comprising an injector body having a longitudinal axis, an injector cavity, an injector orifice at a distal end of the injector cavity, and an inlet conduit configured to supply fuel into the injector cavity, a nozzle valve in the injector cavity, a drain circuit configured to drain fuel from the injector cavity to a low pressure drain, a pilot valve in flow communication with the drain circuit, a chamber housing having an inlet passage to receive fuel from the injector cavity, a return port in flow communication with the pilot valve to drain fuel to the drain circuit, and an abutting surface surrounding the return port, and a control body slidably disposed in the chamber housing, the control body having, a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal axis parallel with the injector body longitudinal axis, a first depression at the distal end defining a first control chamber in which one end of the nozzle valve is guided, a second depression at the proximal end defining a second control chamber in flow communication with the return port, and an annular seal disposed radially of the second depression having a first diameter at an inner surface and a second diameter at an outer surface, wherein the first diameter is smaller than the second diameter.. .

06/23/16
20160177837 
new patent

Fuel/air mixing system for fuel nozzle


A fuel nozzle includes an inner wall defining a central passage extending in an axial direction of the fuel nozzle, a hub wall surrounding the inner wall and defining a first annular passage, an outer wall surrounding the hub wall and defining a second annular passage, and a shroud surrounding the outer wall and defining a third annular passage. A swirler may receive air and direct the air into the first annular passage.

06/23/16
20160177764 
new patent

Compliant seal assembly and operating


A compliant seal assembly that may be for an mtf of a gas turbine engine includes a housing orientated about an axis with a circumferentially extending groove in the housing opened radially outward. An annular carrier of the assembly is constructed and arranged to move radially within the groove, and includes a circumferentially extending channel that is opened radially outward for receipt of a piston ring that may seal to a surrounding cylindrical wall.

06/23/16
20160177759 
new patent

Mounting low-ductility turbine nozzle


A turbine nozzle includes an arcuate inner band having opposed flowpath and back sides, and an aft flange extending outward from the back side; an arcuate outer band having opposed flowpath and back sides; an airfoil-shaped turbine vane extending between the flowpath sides of the inner and outer bands, wherein the inner and outer bands and the vane comprise a ceramic low-ductility material; and a metallic collar surrounding the aft flange.. .

06/23/16
20160177706 
new patent

Formation fracturing potential using surrounding pore pressures


A method for conducting an earth reservoir process includes receiving a stress field of a reservoir that includes a pore pressure field for a rock volume, selecting a search radius extending from a grid cell of interest, and substituting a pore pressure from a plurality of surrounding grid cells within the selected radius for the pore pressure of the grid cell of interest and determining if a critical stress state exists for each of the substituted pore pressures. The method further includes determining a shortest distance to a grid cell in the plurality of surrounding grid cells having a pore pressure that yields a critical stress state when substituted in the grid cell of interest and conducting the earth reservoir process with earth reservoir process apparatus using a parameter related to the determined shortest distance..

06/23/16
20160177676 
new patent

Oil and gas well and field integrity protection system


The present invention relates in general to a system to protect and monitor production and non-production oil and gas wells. The present invention provides an oil or gas well and field integrity system for a well which passes through at least one subterranean formation containing pressurised formation fluids.

06/23/16
20160177589 
new patent

Composition fiber glass utility pole


A fiber glass utility pole comprising: (a) a center section that comprises from 5% to 15% of the total diameter of the utility pole; (b) a mid-section surrounding the center section, the mid-section comprising from 70% to 90% of the total diameter of the utility pole; and (c) an outer section surrounding the mid-section, the outer section comprising from 5% to 15% of the total diameter of the utility pole, wherein the outer section surrounding the mid-section, wherein the center section comprises fiber glass oriented at both +/−45 and 90 degree angles to a center axis, and wherein the mid-section comprises fiber glass oriented parallel to the center axis, and wherein the outer section comprises fiber glass oriented at both +/−45 and 90 degree angles to a center axis.. .

06/23/16
20160177586 
new patent

Climate controlled waterside enclosure


A waterside leisure facility is disclosed which comprises an enclosure, covering and surrounding an area of land mass, an enclosed portion of a larger body of water, the land mass having a shore front adjoined to the portion of the body of water, the enclosure further comprising a dividing wall separating the enclosed portion of water from the remaining body of water a transparent roof, joined to the dividing wall and surrounding the area of land mass, to substantially separate air in the enclosure from ambient air outside the enclosure, while letting light through the roof, water treatment means arranged to maintain the water in the enclosure at a controlled temperature, while circulating water from outside the enclosure through the enclosure; and air conditioning means arranged to maintain the ambient air inside the enclosure at a controlled temperature and/or humidity.. .

06/23/16
20160177561 
new patent

Integrated bonding flange support disk for prefabricated shower tray


A method of building a tiled floor with a drain is disclosed. The method includes the steps of positioning a substantially planar shower tray bonding disk that defines a drain opening over a drain cutout in a flooring substrate, mortaring the shower tray bonding disk in position over the drain opening cutout using thin set mortar, positioning a polymer foam shower tray on the same flooring substrate and in surrounding relationship to the perimeter of the shower tray bonding disk, and mortaring the shower tray in position using thin set mortar..

06/23/16
20160177552 
new patent

Shower bar system


A shower system, a handshower system and a transfer valve assembly. The system may include an adjustable supply assembly fluidly connectable to the water supply pipe, the supply assembly including an adapter defining an axis and having an inlet coupleable to the pipe outlet, a supply member having a supply outlet and coupled in fluid communication with the adapter, the supply member being coupled to the adapter for movement along the axis to adjust a distance between the pipe outlet and the supply outlet, and a seal positioned and operable to provide a sealed connection between the adapter and the supply member in adjusted positions the supply member relative to the adapter.

06/23/16
20160177531 
new patent

Method for joining plastic parts and foundation mat product therefor


An assembly method and resulting temporary foundation mat for equipment such as a crane, including the steps of driving a fastener through plastic either with a hydraulic force or pneumatic (air), mechanical, or by any other power assisted means, shown through experimentation to result in the plastic surrounding the bolt within itself, tightly giving added strength to the system. The fastener can have a head at the driven end and a threaded end at the lead end.

06/23/16
20160177422 
new patent

Method for imparting improved fatigue strength to wire made of shape memory alloys, and medical devices made from such wire


Wire products, such as round and flat wire, strands, cables, and tubing, are made from a shape memory material in which inherent defects within the material are isolated from the bulk material phase of the material within one or more stabilized material phases, such that the wire product demonstrates improved fatigue resistance. In one application, a method of mechanical conditioning in accordance with the present disclosure isolates inherent defects in nickel-titanium or niti materials in fields of a secondary material phase that are resistant to crack initiation and/or propagation, such as a martensite phase, while the remainder of the surrounding defect-free material remains in a primary or parent material phase, such as an austenite phase, whereby the overall superelastic nature of the material is preserved..

06/23/16
20160177221 
new patent

Coated microcapsules


Accordingly, there are provided coated microcapsules including a microcapsule, said microcapsules including a polymeric shell and a liquid core material encapsulated therein; and a metallic coating surrounding said microcapsules; wherein the metallic coating includes particles of a first metal adsorbed on said polymeric shell and a film of a second metal formed thereon; and wherein the metallic coating has a maximum thickness of 1000 nm; and methods and formulations related thereto.. .

06/23/16
20160176708 
new patent

Methods and structures of integrated mems-cmos devices


A method for fabricating an integrated mems-cmos device uses a micro-fabrication process that realizes moving mechanical structures (mems) on top of a conventional cmos structure by bonding a mechanical structural wafer on top of the cmos and etching the mechanical layer using plasma etching processes, such as deep reactive ion etching (drie). During etching of the mechanical layer, cmos devices that are directly connected to the mechanical layer are exposed to plasma.

06/23/16
20160176701 
new patent

Mems electrostatic actuator device for rf varactor applications


A mems actuator device and method of forming includes arrays of actuator elements. Each actuator element has a moveable top plate and a bottom plate.

06/23/16
20160176674 
new patent

Clip reel


The present invention relates to a reel for storing and dispensing a winding material wound on the reel. The reel comprises a hub and side walls each disposed at the axial end faces of the hub and protruding past the outer circumferential surface of the hub in an approximately radial direction, the storage space defined by the surfaces of the side walls facing toward each other and the outer circumferential surface of the hub and surrounding the hub serving for receiving the winding material.

06/23/16
20160176639 
new patent

An artificial retaining dam of coal mine underground reservoir and connecting security coal pillar, surrounding rock with the retaining dam


The present disclosure provides an artificial retaining dam of coal mine underground reservoir. The artificial retaining dam (30) is embedded into a security coal pillar (2) and surrounding rock (3) around an auxiliary roadway (1), the cross section of the artificial retaining dam (30) is an arc, and a concave of the arc artificial retaining dam (30) faces the underground reservoir.

06/23/16
20160176604 
new patent

Pressure reduction-absorbing bottle


Pressure reduction-absorbing bottle includes: cylindrical shoulder portion; cylindrical body portion connecting to the shoulder portion lower end; and bottom portion formed in cylindrical shape with bottom and connecting to the body portion lower end. The bottom portion includes: heel portion connected to the body portion lower opening section, and bottom wall portion closing the heel portion lower opening section.

06/23/16
20160176521 
new patent

Flexbeam rotor attachment to rotor blade


A rotor blade assembly includes a flex-beam member and a torque tube surrounding the flex-beam member and extending partially along a rotor blade assembly length. A rotor blade surrounds the flex beam member and extends from the torque tube to a blade tip.

06/23/16
20160176384 
new patent

Sensor cleaning system


A method of cleaning a radar sensor for a vehicle comprises monitoring a signal output from an external radar sensor for the vehicle with an electronic control unit and comparing the signal output to a signal quality threshold. Debris is cleaned from a protective screen located between the sensor and the external environment of the vehicle when the signal output is below the quality threshold.

06/23/16
20160176336 
new patent

Diffused flexible led linear light assembly


An undercarriage light assembly includes a light element, a translucent jacket exterior to and surrounding the light element, and an outer housing positioned exterior to and surrounding at least a portion of the translucent jacket. The outer housing includes a first side, a second side connected to the first side, and a third side connected to the second side.

06/23/16
20160176266 
new patent

Compressor comprising a pressure-relief groove


A compressor is disclosed. In one aspect, the compressor includes a pressure chamber which is delimited by at least two housing parts, the housing parts including sealing surfaces that are connected by a connection device which applies a contact pressing force between the sealing surfaces.

06/23/16
20160176218 
new patent

Reactive trading cards


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

06/23/16
20160176193 
new patent

Processing substrate and manufacturing liquid ejection head


There are provided a processing method of a substrate in which in forming a trench on the substrate by etching, a side wall surrounding the trench is surely protected, and a manufacturing method of a liquid ejection head. The methods include: repeating sequentially a plurality of cycles of a trench forming step of forming the trench on a printing element substrate, a first protection layer forming step of forming a passivation layer, and a first protection layer removing step of removing a portion at which the trench is excavated in the passivation layer.

06/23/16
20160176053 
new patent

Device, system, and robot-controlled induction of the feeling of human presence


A method for inducing the feeling of a presence (fop) in a subject by using a master-slave robotic system, the method including the steps of altering a visual perception of a surrounding environment of the subject, connecting the subject with a robotic master device so that the subject can move, move on or manipulate the robotic master device, connecting the subject with a robotic slave device, making the subject move, move on or manipulate the robotic master device so that the subject is directly or indirectly touched by the robotic slave device according to a movement of the robotic master device, wherein the robotic master device and the robotic slave device are operatively connected so that the subject receives at least one of spatially and temporally conflicting sensorimotor stimulation.. .

06/23/16
20160176042 
new patent

High efficiency structural building system for robotics


A robotic building system includes a first through third sets of extruded elements integrally joined at lengthwise edges and corners to rails. The second set of extruded elements has at least three adjoining sides surrounding a hollow opening, where each side is integrally joined to a rail.

06/23/16
20160175861 
new patent

Nozzle assemblies, systems and related methods


Nozzle assemblies (10) for spray guns are disclosed. The nozzle assemblies (10) generally include a fluid outlet (100) extending along a fluid axis (102), the fluid outlet (100) including a fluid aperture (104) and a fluid side wall (164) defining the fluid aperture (104), an atomizing aperture (108) adjacent the fluid side wall (164) and at least partially surrounding the fluid axis (102), an atomizing inlet (110) configured to receive a pressurized gas, and an adjustment member (150) located on the nozzle assembly (10) and movable to: (i) an atomizing position such that the atomizing inlet (110) is in communication with the atomizing aperture (108), and (ii) a non-atomizing position such that the atomizing inlet (110) is not in communication with the atomizing aperture (108).

06/23/16
20160175849 
new patent

Rotary mill


A rotary milling system includes a rotatable cylinder, a discharge grate, a discharge housing surrounding the grate, a valve moveable between an open and closed position being in fluid communication with the discharge housing, and a conveying pipe extending from the valve. The cylinder can include grinding media for abrading a product when the cylinder is rotated.

06/23/16
20160175765 
new patent

Hollow fiber adsorbent compressed dry air system


A hollow fiber adsorbent compressed dry air system including an intake unit, a first adsorption/regeneration unit, a second adsorption/regeneration unit, a switch unit and an exhaust unit is disclosed. The first adsorption/regeneration unit has a hollow fiber adsorbent housing and a heating device disposed in the surrounding of the adsorbent housing.

06/23/16
20160175684 
new patent

Face protection grill including at least one wire


A face protection grill includes at least one wire with a shadow surface and a reflection surface. The surfaces are positioned relative to the user's eyes when the face protection grill is in a usage position in front of the user's face.

06/23/16
20160175605 
new patent

Modulating function of neural structures near the ear


Stimulation of the facial nerve system (e.g., electrically, electromagnetically, etc.) in ischemic stroke patients will cause dilation of occluded arteries and dilation of surrounding arteries, allowing for blood flow to circumvent the obstruction and reach previously-deprived tissue. The device approaches the facial nerve and its branches in the vicinity of the ear.

06/23/16
20160175599 
new patent

Leadless cardiac stimulation systems


Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrodes that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium using a percutaneous, transluminal, catheter delivery system.

06/23/16
20160175554 
new patent

Breathable gas apparatus with humidifier


A cpap device for delivering pressurized, humidified breathable gas for a patient includes a flow generator configured to pressurize a flow of breathable gas. The flow generator includes an air outlet and a removable water container configured to humidify the pressurized breathable gas received from the flow generator.

06/23/16
20160175542 
new patent

Hypodermic needle destruction


Disclosed is an apparatus for processing a hypodermic needle, comprising: a containment cylinder (17) for receiving the needle; a first electrode (16) for contacting the needle near a first end; a second electrode (20) for contacting the needle at its sharp end; a control system, operable to cause a current to flow in the needle between said first and second electrodes, whereby said current causes the needle to soften and wherein the second electrode is arranged to move within the containment cylinder and to provide a compressive force to the needle, wherein the containment cylinder is arranged to be heated by a heater in the form of a heater coil (not shown) surrounding the containment cylinder during the processing.. .

06/23/16
20160175523 
new patent

An injection device for medical purposes


Injection device for medical use, adapted for injection by using a manual syringe. It can be inserted into a cavity in an inner tube (25), which is equipped with a restraint system for the syringe body (41), wherein the fixing and centering of the syringe at three levels are triggered by pressing down the syringe into the inner tube (25), through the depression releasing a spring-loaded surrounding intermediate tube (15) to protrude and enclose, fix and center the syringe (41).

06/23/16
20160175502 
new patent

Implantable connector


A connection system implantable within a living body having an exterior skin includes a male connector and a female connector. The male connector includes a shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, the shaft having an exterior surface surrounding the axis, at least one shaft contact carried on the shaft and exposed at the exterior surface, and a retaining element mounted to the shaft.

06/23/16
20160175157 
new patent

Impregnable and expanding wound packing article


An impregnable and expanding wound packing article includes a main body at least partially formed from a highly absorbent material, such as polyurethane sponge material or compressed cotton gauze sponge material. In one embodiment, the main body includes a component that is at least partially impregnable with a fluid element, such as a medicinal fluid.

06/23/16
20160175094 
new patent

Morphological sewing cuff assembly for heart valve


An embodiment includes a prosthetic heart valve comprising: a supraannular aortic valve body having a longitudinal axis and outlet and inlet ends; a leaflet in the valve body to allow blood flow from the inlet end to the outlet end; and a sewing cuff, surrounding the valve body, having upper and lower portions; wherein (a)(i) the first cuff includes extends below the inlet end but does not extend above the outlet end; (a)(ii) the lower portion slopes down and away from the long axis; (c) the lower portion includes scalloped portions; wherein the lower portion includes first and second voids separating the lower portion into at least first, second, and third portions that each rotate vertically independently of each other. Other embodiments are described herein..

06/23/16
20160174965 
new patent

Suture anchor


An anchor device and system for coupling soft tissue to osseous tissue includes a stopper member that supports a loop of suture material. A fixing member includes features that allow it to be rigidly coupled to surrounding bone and thus hold the stopper member in a cavity within the bone.

06/23/16
20160174844 
new patent

Dental treatment implement with anomaly site detection function


[solution] the present invention includes: a micromotor handpiece 1 with an anomaly site detection function, the micromotor handpiece 1 being a dental treatment implement for treating an anomaly site in an oral cavity: a color camera module group 21 including a plurality of color camera modules 21a, 21b, and 21c, wherein each color camera module is constructed by integrating a light emission means including a light source unit 21a, 27b, or 27c for at least emitting excitation light for producing fluorescent light at an anomaly site in the oral cavity and an image pick-up means for picking up an image of the anomaly site and surrounding sites in the oral cavity as a color image, wherein the wavelengths of the excitation light emitted from the light source units 27a, 27b, and 27c are different from each other, and wherein, one of the color camera modules is detachably mounted in a specific position on the micromotor handpiece 1 with the anomaly site detection function; and a light emission/image pick-up optical system 10 for radiating the excitation light from the light source unit 27a, 27b; or 27c of the color camera module 21a, 21b, or 21c mounted in the specific position coward the anomaly site and guiding the fluorescent light produced at the anomaly site to a camera unit 31 of the color camera module 21a, 21b, or 21c.. .

06/23/16
20160174687 
new patent

Package for consumer care products


A consumer care product is disclosed. The consumer care product includes a dispensing package.

06/23/16
20160174686 
new patent

Package for consumer care products


A movable elevator platform for use in a dispensing package is provided, the movable elevator platform having a coupling sleeve capable of engaging a screw assembly and a rim surrounding the coupling sleeve, said rim being non-removably attached to the coupling sleeve and including a flange. The movable elevator platform has a vertical contact surface area and a horizontal contact surface area.

06/23/16
20160174629 
new patent

Foot glove


A protective covering for a foot is provided. In an embodiment, the foot glove has a leg portion, which is elastic to form a seal around the leg, a foot portion to enclose the foot, and a plurality of individual toe compartments.

06/23/16
20160174625 
new patent

Cardiopulmonary lightning protection garment


A cardiopulmonary lightning protection garment fabricated of an electrically conductive textile, or other suitable body shielding material, forms a fast flashover facilitating, electrical shield of at least an upper portion of the body, and includes a region of reduced conductivity adjacent the wearer's heart. The protective garment also includes a grounding member providing a movable connection between the conductive body shield and a local ground plane.

06/16/16
20160174167 

Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method


By causing the transmission power to be reduced, at the time when a traffic amount to be transmitted and received by itself increases, a terminal station which performs wireless access based on csma on a mesh network can suppress interference to other surrounding terminal stations, and can prevent a reduction of a transmission opportunity of other terminal stations. By measuring the number of and sizes of packets to be transmitted and received, it is possible for a terminal station to comprehend the traffic amount to be transmitted and received by itself, and perform a control of the transmission power by this..

06/16/16
20160174030 

Method and system for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking


Methods and systems for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking may comprise in connection with a crowd-sourced database that receives images and location data from a plurality of users of wireless communication devices (wcds), and for at least one of said plurality of users: receiving a determined position of a wcd, wherein the position is determined based at least in part on: capture of one or more images of the surroundings of the wcd; and extraction of data associated with objects in the captured one or more images. The crowd-sourced database may be updated based on the determined position of the wcd and said extracted data.
Maxlinear, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173702 

Electronic device and ringtone control the electronic device


In a ringtone control method executed in an electronic device receiving a call, an image capturing device captures images of surroundings of the electronic device in the event of receiving a call. The absence or presence of a person in the surroundings of the electronic device is detected and, if a person is found, whether the person is moving towards or away from the electronic device is detected according to the images.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173168 

Picking-up signals in electrically contactless manners


Pick-up devices (1-9) for picking-up signals from first cables (21, 22) in electrically contactless manners comprise first arrangements (31) for picking-up power signals from the first cables (21, 22) in inductive manners and second arrangements (35, 36) for picking-up data signals from the first cables (21, 22) in capacitive manners. The first arrangements (31) may comprise inductive couplings such as magnetic cores (61, 62) with first openings for surrounding parts of first conductors (21) of the first cables (21, 22) and with second openings for surrounding parts of second conductors (22) of the first cables (21, 22).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/16/16
20160173028 

Grounding clamps


A grounding clamp is provided. The grounding clamp comprises a body portion having first and second sides, first and second fingers extending from the first side of the body portion, a first set of teeth extending from the first side of the body portion, the first set of teeth positioned between the first and second fingers, and a second set of teeth extending from the second side of the body portion..
A.k. Stamping Company, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173023 

Solar power panels, arrays and connection systems


Solar pv devices are disclosed, including but not limited to devices that comprise a lightweight support for the solar absorber, devices in which all or substantially all of the electronics for conducting and managing electrical energy are included in the device itself such that the device has little or no external wiring, devices that are dual insulated such that they reduce or eliminate the need for grounding circuits and the potential hazards associated with grounding faults, devices with structural members that reduce or eliminate the risk of electrical shock due to contact with metal parts during installation, and devices that provide heat dissipation. Methods of connecting and installing such devices and arrays of such devices are provided..
Sandia Solar Technologies Llc


06/16/16
20160172923 

Motor for an electrohydraulic actuator


A motor for an electrohydraulic actuator (eha). The motor comprises a rotary shaft for rotation about an axis (r), a rotor attached to the rotary shaft and rotatable therewith, a stator surrounding at least a portion of the rotor and a liner disposed between the rotor and the stator.
Goodrich Control Systems


06/16/16
20160172873 

Adaptive power management for self-sustaining energy harvesting system


Systems (100) and methods (500, 600) for adaptively managing power for an energy harvesting system (“ehs”). The methods involve: measuring a light intensity level available in a surrounding environment; wirelessly communicating a first wireless signal from the ehs (100) to a remote device (700) for causing the light intensity level to be increased by remotely turning on a light source (106, 108) or opening a cover preventing light emitted from the light source from reaching the ehc, when the light intensity level is below a pre-specified level; using an energy harvesting circuit (“ehc”) to recharge a rechargeable battery (310) when the light intensity level rises above the pre-specified level; and wirelessly communicating a second wireless signal from the ehs to the remote device for causing the light source be turned off or the cover to be closed, when the capacity or state-of-charge of the rechargeable battery reaches a pre-specified value..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


06/16/16
20160172839 

Reverse grounding protection circuit and ground fault circuit interrupter


The present disclosure relates to a reverse grounding protection circuit and a ground fault circuit interrupter. The reverse grounding protection circuit may include a power supply circuit, a leakage signal amplifying circuit, a leakage grounding detection circuit, a power supply indicator circuit, a manual detection circuit, a tripping mechanism control circuit, a reverse connection detection and execution circuit, and a power-on driving signal generating circuit.

06/16/16
20160172794 

Communications connector system


Shields, wire connectors, crimping devices, and wire managers. At least some of the shields are used with a cable that includes a jacket surrounding wire pairs, and a different pair shield surrounding each wire pair.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


06/16/16
20160172792 

Electrical connector with joined ground shields


An electrical connector includes a housing, signal contacts, and ground shields. The housing extends between a front end and a rear end and defines a cavity at the front end.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


06/16/16
20160172791 

Cable connector assembly with improved grounding structure


A cable connector assembly including: an electrical connector including an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing and arranged in two rows apart from each other along a vertical direction, and a latch retained in the insulative housing, wherein the contacts arranged in an upper row include a pair of high-frequency signal contacts and the contacts arranged in a lower row include a pair of high-frequency signal contacts, the two pairs of high-frequency signal contacts disposed relative to each other along the vertical direction; and a cable including a number of wires electrically connected with the contacts of the electrical connector; wherein the electrical connector further includes a grounding plate, the grounding plate including a shielding sheet extending between the two pairs of high-frequency signal contacts.. .
Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited


06/16/16
20160172789 

Electronic device with a connector


An electronic device includes a shielding shell, a circuit board, and a connector providing a temporary or permanent electrical connection which has integrity. The shielding shell includes at least one elastic fixing tab.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172723 

Battery gassing mitigation through catalyzed precipitation


A secondary battery including a positive and negative electrode, a separator, an electrolyte, and a gas mitigation device is disclosed. The gas mitigation device may include a catalyst configured to catalyze a reaction to form a solid phase material from one or more gases generated during operation of the battery.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


06/16/16
20160172571 

Electricity generation unit for converting heat into electrical energy


The present invention relates to an electricity generation unit (100) equipped with:—at least one heat withdrawal chamber (23) for at least temporarily arranging a heat source (3) at least partially therein,—at least one shell (13) for delimiting the heat withdrawal chamber (23) from the surrounding environment thereof,—at least one thermoelectric converter (1) for converting heat into electrical energy. Provision is made for the thermoelectric converter (1) to be removable from the electricity generation unit (100), while the sleeve (13) of the working chamber can remain closed, unchanged..
Gentherm Gmbh


06/16/16
20160172437 

Wide band gap semiconductor device


A semiconductor substrate (epitaxial substrate) having a main surface (upper surface) and made of a wide band gap semiconductor is provided, the semiconductor substrate including a device region formed in the semiconductor substrate, and a peripheral region formed to surround the device region. In the peripheral region, the semiconductor substrate includes a first semiconductor region (drift layer) having a first conductivity type, and a second semiconductor region (electric field relaxing region) formed on the first semiconductor region (drift layer) and having the main surface, the second semiconductor region having a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, and a plurality of trenches annularly surrounding the device region are formed in the main surface of the second semiconductor region (electric field relaxing region).
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172434 

High breakdown voltage microelectronic device isolation structure with improved reliability


A microelectronic device contains a high voltage component having a high voltage node and a low voltage node. The high voltage node is isolated from the low voltage node by a main dielectric between the high voltage node and low voltage elements at a surface of the substrate of the microelectronic device.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/16/16
20160172431 

Organic light-emitting diode display


A pixel array substrate includes a first substrate, pixel units, data lines, scan lines, constant voltage lines, a constant voltage source, a constant voltage pad, and a conductive pattern. The first substrate has pixel regions and a peripheral region surrounding the pixel regions.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172393 

Curved image sensor, fabricating the same, and electronic device having the same


A curved image sensor includes a supporting substrate, a bonding pattern provided over the supporting substrate a sensing substrate provided over the supporting substrate and in contact with the bonding pattern, and having a curved surface receiving incident light, and a fixing pattern provided over the supporting substrate and surrounding a periphery of the sensing substrate.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


06/16/16
20160172378 

Cmos gate contact resistance reduction


A gate contact with reduced contact resistance is provided by increasing contact area between the gate contact and a gate conductive portion of a gate structure. The gate contact forms a direct contact with a topmost surface and at least portions of outermost sidewalls of a portion of the gate conductive portion, thus increasing the contact area between the gate contact and the gate structure.
Globalfoundries Inc.


06/16/16
20160172359 

Moisture blocking structure and/or a guard ring, a semiconductor device including the same, and a manufacturing the same


A moisture blocking structure includes an active fin disposed on a sealing region of a substrate, the substrate including a chip region and the sealing region surrounding a periphery of the chip region, the active fin continuously surrounding the chip region and having a winding line shape in a plan view. A gate structure covers the active fin and surrounds the periphery of the chip region.

06/16/16
20160172334 

Structure and formation chip package structure


A chip package structure and a method for forming a chip package are provided. The chip package structure includes a first package which includes at least a semiconductor die, a dielectric structure surrounding the semiconductor die, and a plurality of conductive structures penetrating through the dielectric structure and surrounding the semiconductor die.
Mediatek Inc.


06/16/16
20160172323 

Picture frame stiffeners for microelectronic packages


A microelectronic package may be formed with a picture frame stiffener surrounding a microelectronic die for reducing warpage of the microelectronic package. An embodiment for fabricating such a microelectronic package may include forming a microelectronic die having an active surface and an opposing back surface, wherein the microelectronic die active surface may be attached to a microelectronic substrate.
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160172300 

Semiconductor device and fabricating the same


A method for fabricating semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing a substrate having a gate structure thereon and an interlayer dielectric (ild) layer surrounding the gate structure; forming a sacrificial layer on the gate structure; forming a first contact plug in the sacrificial layer and the ild layer; removing the sacrificial layer; and forming a first dielectric layer on the gate structure and the first contact plug..
United Microelectronics Corp.


06/16/16
20160172262 

Integrated circuit device with shaped leads and forming the device


An integrated circuit (ic) device includes an ic and encapsulating material surrounding the ic. Leads are coupled to the ic and extend outwardly from sides of the encapsulating material, with each lead having three contiguous exposed segments with upper and lower bends defining a z-shape.
Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd


06/16/16
20160172246 

Nanowire cmos structure and formation methods


A method includes growing a nanowire from a substrate, forming a sacrificial layer surrounding the nanowire, removing the nanowire from the sacrificial layer to form an opening in the sacrificial layer, and growing a replacement semiconductor nanowire in the opening.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172234 

Method of forming a semiconductor device including trench termination and trench structure therefor


In an embodiment, a method of forming a semiconductor may include forming a plurality of active trenches and forming a termination trench substantially surrounding an outer periphery of the plurality of active trenches. The method may also include forming at least one active trench of the plurality of active trenches having corners linking trench ends to sides of active trenches wherein each active trench of the plurality of active trenches has a first profile along the first length and a second profile at or near the trench ends; and forming a termination trench substantially surrounding an outer periphery of the plurality of active trenches and having a second profile wherein one of the first profile or the second profile includes a non-linear shape..
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


06/16/16
20160172232 

Interconnect having air gaps and polymer wrapped conductive lines


A method includes depositing a first polymer layer over a first dielectric layer, forming a first opening and a second opening using an etching process, wherein the first opening and the second opening are partially through the first polymer layer, filling the first opening and the second opening with a conductive material to form a first metal line and a second metal line, applying a selective thermal curing process to the first polymer layer until portions of the first polymer layer surrounding the first metal line and the second metal line are cured, removing uncured portions of the first polymer layer through a cleaning process and depositing a second dielectric layer to form an air gap between the first metal line and the second metal line.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172187 

Method of forming fine pattern and manufacturing integrated circuit device using the method


A method of forming a fine pattern includes forming pillar-shaped guides regularly arranged on a feature layer, forming a block copolymer layer on the feature layer around the pillar-shaped guides, phase separating the block copolymer layer, forming first domains regularly arranged on the feature layer with the pillar-shaped guides, forming a second domain on the feature layer surrounding the pillar-shaped guides and the first domains, removing the first domains, and forming holes corresponding with the first domains in the feature layer by etching the feature layer using the pillar-shaped guides and the second domain as etch masks. The block copolymer layer includes a polymer blend having first and second polymer blocks having first and second repeat units, respectively, a first homopolymer and a second homopolymer.

06/16/16
20160172129 

Dome switch and switch housing for keyboard assembly


A dome switch utilized in a keyboard assembly is disclosed. The keyboard assembly may include a printed circuit board having a first electrical connector formed in the printed circuit board, and a second electrical connector formed in the printed circuit board adjacent the first electrical connector.
Apple Inc.


06/16/16
20160172077 

Method and armoured power cable for transporting alternate current


A method and armoured cable for transporting an alternate current at a maximum allowable working conductor temperature, as determined by the overall cable losses, the overall cable losses including conductor losses and armour losses. The cable includes at least one core, including an electric conductor having a cross section area, and an armour surrounding the core along a circumference.
Prysmian S.p.a.






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