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Date/App# patent app List of recent Rounding-related patents
02/04/16
20160037692 
 Shield to improve electromagnetic interference (emi) suppression capability patent thumbnailnew patent Shield to improve electromagnetic interference (emi) suppression capability
An apparatus is described for suppressing emi emissions in an electrical device. In one example, the apparatus includes absorbing material surrounding at least a portion of an electrical component and electrically conductive material configured to contact at least one side of the absorbing material..
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037356 
 Network planning tool support for 3d data patent thumbnailnew patent Network planning tool support for 3d data
A telecommunication network planning method, system, and computer readable medium support accessing point cloud data and a corresponding image of a location. The point cloud data indicates positions of physical objects visible in the image.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


02/04/16
20160037354 
 Communication device, program and communication control method patent thumbnailnew patent Communication device, program and communication control method
There is provided a communication device comprising: a detection unit that detects presence or absence of communication connection with a server storing data related to a communication environment of a communication area where a first communication service is provided; a data acquisition unit that acquires data related to a surrounding communication environment; and a determination unit that determines availability of usage of a second communication service using a part or whole of a spectrum assigned to the first communication service based on the data acquired by the data acquisition unit, wherein when communication connection with the server is not detected by the detection unit, the data acquisition unit senses a communication environment surrounding the communication device or receives data related to a communication environment from another communication device located near the communication device.. .
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037272 
 Microphone module latching configuration for a hearing instrument, microphone module and hearing instrument patent thumbnailnew patent Microphone module latching configuration for a hearing instrument, microphone module and hearing instrument
A microphone module latching configuration for fixing a microphone module in a hearing instrument housing is formed at least partly of elastic material and has a planar extended basic shape, upper side, underside and a fixing device on the upper side to be brought into mutual, form-locking engagement with the microphone module, suppressing movement thereof relative to the latching configuration along its planar extent. A positioning device on the underside is brought into mutual, form-locking engagement with a microphone holder of the housing, suppressing movement of the latching configuration along its planar extent relative to the microphone holder, increasing structural freedom of the connection between latching configuration, microphone module and hearing instrument housing.
Sivantos Pte. Ltd


02/04/16
20160037267 
 Encapsulated thermoacoustic projector based on freestanding carbon nanotube film patent thumbnailnew patent Encapsulated thermoacoustic projector based on freestanding carbon nanotube film
A suspended nanotube film (or films) producing sound by means of the thermoacoustic (ta) effect is encapsulated between two plates, at least one of which vibrates, to enhance sound generation efficiency and protect the film. To avoid the oxidation of carbon nanotubes at elevated temperatures and reduce the thermal inertia of surrounding medium the enclosure is filled with inert gas (preferably with high heat capacity ratio, γ=cp/cv, and low heat capacity, cp).
The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


02/04/16
20160037195 
 Display apparatus and controlling  providing services based on user's intent patent thumbnailnew patent Display apparatus and controlling providing services based on user's intent
A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus may include a display configured to display a content, a detector configured to acquire feature information of a user in the vicinity of the display apparatus and surrounding environment information and a controller configured to acquire state information of the display apparatus, determine a control command corresponding to an intent of the user based on at least one of feature information of the acquired user, surrounding environment information and state information of the display apparatus, and change at least one of the content and a setting of the display apparatus based on the control command..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037181 
 Non-zero rounding and prediction mode selection techniques in video encoding patent thumbnailnew patent Non-zero rounding and prediction mode selection techniques in video encoding
In one aspect of this disclosure, rounding adjustments to bi-directional predictive data may be purposely eliminated to provide predictive data that lacks any rounding bias. In this case, rounded and unrounded predictive data may both be considered in a rate-distortion analysis to identify the best data for prediction of a given video block.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037177 
 Interlayer video encoding method and apparatus and interlayer video decoding  compensating luminance difference patent thumbnailnew patent Interlayer video encoding method and apparatus and interlayer video decoding compensating luminance difference
An interlayer video decoding method according to an embodiment may include determining whether to perform brightness compensation with respect to a second layer current block to be reconstructed by using a first layer reference block; determining first layer reference pixels by using the closest integer pixels to reference location of a first layer corresponding to location of reference pixels for the second layer current block based on whether to perform the brightness compensation; and determining brightness compensation parameters regarding the second layer current block by using the determined first layer reference pixels and pixels surrounding the second layer current block.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037137 
 Sensory perception enhancement device patent thumbnailnew patent Sensory perception enhancement device
The system includes a head mounted, wearable device with at least one sensory output device for conveying information about the surrounding environment to a user and at least one enhancement device coupled to the wearable device. The enhancement device includes at least one imaging device configured to receive real-time images, and a feedback system configured to process the real-time images to obtain the information about the surrounding environment and to transmit the information to the sensory output device..

02/04/16
20160037087 
 Image segmentation for a live camera feed patent thumbnailnew patent Image segmentation for a live camera feed
Techniques are disclosed for segmenting an image frame of a live camera feed. A biasing scheme can be used to initially localize pixels within the image that are likely to contain the object being segmented.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036799 
new patent

Systems and methods for location-based device security


A device may collect environmental information surrounding the device. Based on the collected environmental information, the device may automatically identify a potentially secured location that has lower security risk.
Paypal, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036494 
new patent

System and near field communications having local security


A system for near field communications is provided. The system can include a near field generator configured to generate a near field detectable signal comprising information.

02/04/16
20160036378 
new patent

Hybrid photovoltatic and photo-thermal solar panel


A hybrid photovoltaic/photo-thermal panel has at least one photovoltaic cell mounted on and in thermally conductive communication with an evaporator, the evaporator being a single piece of thermally conductive material having a first outer surface configured for mounting photovoltaic cells thereon, an uninsulated second outer surface exposed to ambient air and the single piece of thermally conductive material having fluid flow channels formed therein configured to permit flow of refrigerant from at least one fluid inlet to at least one fluid outlet in the evaporator. Heat generated by the at least one photovoltaic cell or from the ambient energy of the surrounding air or other source of heat is absorbed by the refrigerant.

02/04/16
20160036297 
new patent

Use of an involute shaped housing surrounding shaft(s) to promote shaft annulus fluid flow


The powertrain includes a sump and an electric motor-generator configured to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. The electric motor-generator includes a stator and a rotor.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


02/04/16
20160036159 
new patent

Coaxial connector with inhibited ingress and improved grounding


A coaxial connector includes a body, a post, a coupling nut, and a sealing member. The sealing member is axially compressed between a rear end facing surface of the coupling nut and a front end facing surface of the hollow body in order to facilitate improved grounding and rf shielding characteristics..
Corning Optical Communication Rf Llc


02/04/16
20160036130 
new patent

Planar dual polarization antenna and complex antenna


A planar dual polarization antenna for receiving and transmitting at least one radio signal includes a first patch plate, a metal grounding plate and a first dielectric layer disposed between the first patch plate and the metal grounding plate. The metal grounding plate includes a first pattern slot and a second pattern slot symmetric with respect to a centerline of the first patch plate.
Wistron Neweb Corporation


02/04/16
20160036129 
new patent

Planar inverted-f antenna


A planar inverted-f antenna includes an antenna body including a grounding portion, a first and a second radiating arm extending in a lengthwise direction substantially, a coaxial cable and a metal foil attached the grounding portion. The first radiating arm and the second radiating arm extend in opposite directions from a joint point thereof, the joint point and the grounding portion connect with each other by a connecting portion.
Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited


02/04/16
20160036025 
new patent

Degassing valve


The present invention relates to a degassing valve (2, 17) for degassing a housing (3), in particular a housing (3) of a battery (1) of a motor vehicle, as well as such a battery (1). The degassing valve (2, 17) comprises a membrane (10) that is water-proof but yet breathable.
Lisa Draexlmaier Gmbh


02/04/16
20160035997 
new patent

Display apparatus and manufacturing the same


A display apparatus and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The display apparatus includes: a display substrate, a display portion disposed on the display substrate, a sealing substrate bonded with the display substrate, a sealing portion disposed between the display substrate and the sealing substrate, the sealing portion surrounding a periphery of the display portion, an inner filling layer disposed between the display portion and the sealing substrate, and a filling dam disposed between the sealing portion and the inner filling layer..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035972 
new patent

Electronic device comprising semiconductor memory using metal electrode and metal compound layer surrounding sidewall of the metal electrode


This technology provides an electronic device and a method of fabricating the same. An electronic device in accordance with an implementation of this document includes semiconductor memory, and the semiconductor memory includes a lower electrode, a variable resistance element over the lower electrode, an upper electrode disposed over the variable resistance element and including metal, and a metal compound layer configured to surround a side of the upper electrode.
Sk Hynix Inc.


02/04/16
20160035957 
new patent

Thermoelectric device


The present disclosure relates to thermoelectric devices useful for a range of thermoelectric applications (e.g., high temperature thermoelectric generation, fluid conditioning). Thermoelectric devices may include one or more heat exchangers (e.g., coolant heat exchanger(s)) and one or more thermoelectric layers adjacent to the heat exchanger(s).
Vecarius, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035949 
new patent

Color tuning of light-emitting devices


A variety of light-emitting devices for general illumination utilizing solid state light sources (e.g., light-emitting diodes) are disclosed. A light-emitting device can include a first light-emitting element (lee) for emitting light having a first spectral composition, a second lee for emitting light having a second spectral composition, and a scattering element surrounding at least in part the first and second lees to scatter light emitted from the first and second lees.
Quarkstar Llc


02/04/16
20160035886 
new patent

Semiconductor device and formation thereof


A semiconductor device and method of formation are provided. The semiconductor device includes a first active region adjacent a channel, the channel, and a second active region adjacent the channel.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


02/04/16
20160035849 
new patent

Strained channel of gate-all-around transistor


The disclosure relates to a semiconductor device. An exemplary structure for a nanowire structure comprises a first semiconductor material having a first lattice constant and a first linear thermal expansion constant; and a second semiconductor material having a second lattice constant and a second linear thermal expansion constant surrounding the first semiconductor material, wherein a ratio of the first lattice constant to the second lattice constant is from 0.98 to 1.02, wherein a ratio of the first linear thermal expansion constant to the second linear thermal expansion constant is greater than 1.2 or less than 0.8..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035834 
new patent

Smart semiconductor switch


A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor substrate doped with dopants of a first type and a vertical transistor composed of one or more transistor cells. Each transistor cell has a first region formed in the substrate and doped with dopants of a second type, and the first regions form first pn-junctions with the surrounding substrate.
Infineon Technologies Ag


02/04/16
20160035648 
new patent

Semiconductor die assemblies with heat sink and associated systems and methods


Semiconductor die assemblies with heat sinks are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a semiconductor die assembly includes a stack of semiconductor dies and a mold material surrounding at least a portion of the stack of semiconductor dies.
Micron Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035643 
new patent

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same


Aspects of the invention include a semiconductor device that enables both solder-outflow prevention and inhibition of seizures coming from laser processing residues. A semiconductor device can include a semiconductor chip, a plurality of insulating substrates on each of which the semiconductor chip is fixed, a heat sink having a plurality of first grooves surrounding each one of more than one predetermined arrangement area.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035566 
new patent

Methods and apparatuses for showerhead backside parasitic plasma suppression in a secondary purge enabled ald system


Disclosed are methods of depositing films of material on semiconductor substrates employing the use of a secondary purge. The methods may include flowing a film precursor into a processing chamber and adsorbing the film precursor onto a substrate in the processing chamber such that the precursor forms an adsorption-limited layer on the substrate.
Lam Research Corporation


02/04/16
20160035348 
new patent

Speech-based search using descriptive features of surrounding objects


A natural language query arrangement is described for a mobile environment. An automatic speech recognition (asr) engine can process an unknown speech input from a user to produce corresponding recognition text.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035285 
new patent

Method and controlling brightness of an image display


An image display apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The image display apparatus includes a display configured to display an image; a sensor configured to detect a condition of a surrounding environment of the image display apparatus; and a brightness adjuster configured to change, in response to detection of a change in the condition of the surrounding environment of the image display apparatus, a screen brightness of the display based on the detected changed condition of the surrounding environment..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035228 
new patent

An accommodating a person and for partially limiting the freedom of movement of the person


The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for accommodating at least one person (25) and for partially limiting the freedom of movement of the person (25) accommodated in the apparatus (100); comprising a platform (7a) and a first annular part (13) arranged above the platform (7a) for surrounding the at least one person (25), wherein the annular part (13) is rotatable in relation to the platform (7a), wherein the annular part (13) can be moved up and down in relation to the platform (7a).. .

02/04/16
20160035067 
new patent

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


To suppress influence of a rounding error and acquire a more highly precise filter processing result, by performing convolution processing in order from a divided filter having a smaller sum of filter coefficient among divided filters, shifting a position of the decimal point of a filter processing result in a fixed-point format to generate an intermediate image, integrating the filter processing result having a larger bit width of a decimal part, and substantially reflecting a processing result of the decimal part.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160035023 
new patent

Financial-service structured content manager


An interconnect financial web can identify connections between individual entities (e.g., individuals and/or businesses) supported by financial objects. Many financial objects can be tracked, such that the web can represent an entity's financial standing.
Ncino, Llc


02/04/16
20160035017 
new patent

Mini storage system using distributed peer storage space


The present invention generally relates renting self-storage. Specifically the system provides a way to manage transactions and facilitate the use of distributed storage space that is available in varying amounts in houses, attics, lofts, garages, closets, offices, and crawl spaces, etc.

02/04/16
20160034961 
new patent

Delivering geo-context information to a mobile device based on predicted mobile device locations


A server communicates with a mobile device to deliver a mobile application to the mobile device. Software instructions of the mobile application are executed on the mobile device.
Oracle International Corporation


02/04/16
20160034762 
new patent

Method and device for mapping sensor location and event operation using monitoring device


A method, device and chipset for a monitoring device connectable with a sensor device monitoring surroundings thereof. The method includes searching for a sensor device, acquiring images for the surroundings of the monitoring device, registering location information corresponding to the sensor device, discovered through searching, using the images, and registering monitoring information including an operation performed in response to an event occuring in the discovered sensor device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033980 
new patent

On-load tap-changer for dry transformers and dry transformer


An on-load tap-changer for dry transformers, having an electric insulating hollow casing extending around a virtual axis, wherein several electric contact sections are foreseen along a path on the inner surface of the hollow casing, which are electrically joined through the wall of the hollow casing and a selector contact in the inner of the cylinder which is moveable along the path and that's outer end is selectively connectable with one of the contact sections by a respective movement. Respective cables are foreseen to electrically connect the contact sections from the radial outer side of the hollow casing, wherein at least some of the cables have a respective surrounding outer insulation at least at their respective connected end..
Abb Technology Ag


02/04/16
20160033917 
new patent

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes a development device, an electrostatic transfer device, a stopping period measuring part, a driving period measuring part, a toner consumption amount measuring part, an environment measuring part and a transferring bias adjusting part. The driving period measuring part measures a driving period in which the development device is driven in order to form the toner image.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/04/16
20160033799 
new patent

Coating method and apparatus of sealant, and display device


A coating method and a coating apparatus of sealant and a display device are provided. The coating method of sealant comprises: coating an ultraviolet curable sealant around a display area on a substrate and coating an ordinary sealant on an outer side of the ultraviolet curable sealant.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033781 
new patent

Stereoscopic display device and cell-aligning packaging the same


The present invention relates to the field of display technology, and particularly to a stereoscopic display device and a cell-aligning packaging method of the same. The stereoscopic display device is divided into a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area on the periphery of the display area, and comprises a conversion panel and a liquid crystal panel which are aligned to form a cell, a first polarizer is provided between the conversion panel and the liquid crystal panel, the first polarizer is arranged in the display area, and an adhesive lump is provided around the first polarizer and correspondingly to the non-display area between the conversion panel and the liquid crystal panel and is used for bonding the conversion panel and the liquid crystal panel into a whole..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033665 
new patent

Seismic detector


A technique facilitates seismic wave detection with a seismic receiver. The seismic receiver has a tool body, a vibrationally isolated sensor package mounted in the tool body, and a plurality of contact shoes.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


02/04/16
20160033664 
new patent

Determining cement impedance from a formation boundary


Systems, methods, and software for determining properties of a medium surrounding an exterior portion of a well casing are described. In some aspects, the properties of the medium are determined based on measurements of detected acoustic energy and distances between one or more acoustic transmitters and two or more acoustic receivers.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033565 
new patent

Zone fault detection electric vehicle charging systems


A system for detecting faults in an electric vehicle charging system includes an electric vehicle supply equipment (evse) coupled to an electric vehicle via a cable. The evse includes a first charging circuit interrupting device (ccid) configured to detect faults at let-go levels between an ungrounded conductor in the cable and an external (or unintended) ground.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033344 
new patent

Structural shear load sensing pin


A shear load sensing pin comprising a pin housing having a longitudinal bore therethrough and a strain sensing element disposed in the bore and extending around a complete circumference of an inside wall of the pin surrounding the bore. The strain sensing element extends substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the pin, so that shear loads can be measured from changes in resistance of the strain sensing element.
Dayton T. Brown, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033280 
new patent

Wearable earpiece for providing social and environmental awareness


An intelligent earpiece to be worn over an ear of a user is described. The earpiece includes a processor connected to the imu, the gps unit and the at least one camera.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033118 
new patent

Extendable tower mount system and use


An adjustable, extendable beacon mount for a wireless communication or transmission tower. The mount mounts a beacon and allows the beacon to be raised and lowered as needed.

02/04/16
20160033111 
new patent

Electric light fixture


An electric light fixture has at least a housing with a light-emitting aperture, a glare ring surrounding the light-emitting aperture, leds positioned in the housing as light sources and a reflector for the reflection and, if necessary, focusing of the light produced by the leds, as well as a cable to the power supply. The leds are positioned at or on the side of the glare ring facing the housing, so that the beam of light from the leds is directed at the reflector that is positioned on or in the housing as a dome over the glare ring and the light-emitting aperture, such that the reflector is designed to be reflecting and substantially non-mirroring..

02/04/16
20160033091 
new patent

Portable light having a sleeve internal thereto and sleeve therefor


A sleeve for a portable light may comprise: a hollow sleeve for surrounding a source of electrical power and having a plurality of elongated longitudinal spring members. Only one end of each spring member is connected to a wall of the hollow sleeve and an opposite end thereof is free.
Streamlight, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033090 
new patent

Portable light having a sleeve internal thereto and sleeve therefor


A sleeve for a portable light may comprise: a hollow sleeve for surrounding a source of electrical power and having a plurality of elongated longitudinal spring members. Only one end of each spring member is connected to the hollow sleeve and an opposite end thereof is free.
Streamlight, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033082 
new patent

Liquid level gauge for a cryogenic fluid cylinder


A vertically-oriented cryogenic fluid cylinder includes an inner vessel for holding cryogenic fluid, an outer vessel surrounding the inner vessel, and a liquid level gauge for indicating a liquid level within the inner vessel. The liquid level gage includes a level indicator located outside of the outer vessel, a support arm extending down into the inner vessel, a swing arm pivotably secured to the support arm and connected to the level indicator so that angular position of the swing arm provides an indication of liquid level within the inner vessel on the level indicator, and a float on the swing arm that pivots the swing arm as the liquid level rises and lowers.
Worthington Cylinders Corporation


02/04/16
20160033061 
new patent

Diaphragm bellows


In a diaphragm bellows, diaphragms that follow one another are welded together alternately in region of their inner and outer edges. At least one guide part is provided for guiding on a surface of a rod passing through an inner through-opening in the diaphragm bellows or of a tube surrounding the diaphragm bellows.
Vat Holding Ag


02/04/16
20160033050 
new patent

Improved three-way valve structure


The invention relates to an improved three-way valve structure consisting of a main three-way valve body (1) with inlet (2) and outlet channels (3, 4) that communicate internally by means of an inner obturator element (5) actuated by a key (27), characterized by the relative position of the outlet channels which are perpendicularly arranged in relation to each other and in the same plane perpendicular to the inlet channel, the exterior form of the obturator (5) being a surrounding cylindrical shape and provided with, in the upper part thereof, flanges (9) for the seating of the same and sealing joints (12, 13), ending in a projecting rod (15) with a key seat shape that can fit into the key (27) of the valve. The key enables four functional positions by means of a quarter-circle turn: both outlets open, one outlet open and another closed and both outlets closed..
VÁlvulas Arco, S.l.


02/04/16
20160032939 
new patent

Airfoil structures


An airfoil structure includes a composite core including a triaxial braid, wherein the triaxial braid includes a longitudinal axis, a first bias fiber extending in a first bias direction at a first bias angle to the longitudinal axis, a second bias fiber extending in a second bias direction at a second bias angle to the longitudinal axis, and an axial fiber extending in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis. The airfoil structure further includes an outer layer substantially surrounding the composite core, wherein the outer layer includes a plurality of unidirectional prepreg layers..
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160032925 
new patent

Revolving piston rotary compressor with stationary crankshaft


A revolving piston rotary compressor comprises, in combination, the following: a compressor pump; an internal suction gas delivery system which eliminates an external accumulator, excludes a direct distribution of a refrigerant to the suction chamber and performs double-stage liquid-gas separation to prevent slugging, provides cooling of the motor and supercharges refrigerant into suction chamber due to action of an impeller; a discharge system utilizing a tubular discharge valve, a circular expansion cavity equipped with a plurality of reaction nozzles through which the discharge gas is jets ejected rearwards relatively to the intended direction of the revolving piston assembly rotation, said jets that impart driving moment which supplements the main momentum; a lubricating oil delivery system employing a positive displacement oil pump, an oil reservoir formed in the crankshaft and a plurality of oil accumulated annular pockets which prevent formation of “gas lock” condition and accelerate delivery of oil to the bearing and mating surfaces, said oil which will not only lubricate, but will also prevents leakage through the clearances by providing liquid seal with combine pressure-discharge pressure, pumping pressure and pressure developed due to centrifugal forces. An external rotor electric motor of the compressor has been integrated with a pump parts to form the compressor pump arranged on a stationary crankshaft and surrounding by a housing fixed to opposite ends of the crankshaft and having no another contacts with the pump.

02/04/16
20160032834 
new patent

Turbine engine, such as an airplane turbofan or turboprop engine


The invention relates to a turbine engine, such as an aircraft turbofan or a turboprop engine, including a fan casing (10) having a substantially cylindrical wall (12) surrounding the blades of the fan, and at least two annular acoustic insulation panels (18, 20) mounted radially inside said wall (12), a first panel (18) being mounted upstream of the fan, a second panel (20) being located downstream of the first panel (18) and supporting an inner layer (42) of abradable material located opposite the radially outer ends of the blades of the fan, characterised in that the two annular panels (18, 20) form a single structural unit.. .
Snecma


02/04/16
20160032783 
new patent

Apparatus and storing energy


In an energy storage and recovery system, working fluid from a first vessel is compressed by power machinery and passes, via a regenerator, into a second vessel, where it is forced to condense, the temperature and pressure of the saturated working liquid/vapour mixture continuously rising during storage. The stored energy is recovered by the vapour returning through the regenerator and power machinery where it expands to produce work before condensing back into the first vessel.
Isentropic Ltd.


02/04/16
20160032744 
new patent

Selective coating removal or masking for ground path


A device for providing a grounding path between an outer surface of a gas turbine aircraft engine and an inner surface of a gas turbine aircraft engine uses a structural guide vane (sgv) with a nonconductive coating on the surface. Bolts are put in bolt holes that have a bolt receiving cavity without the nonconductive coating.
United Technologies Corporation


02/04/16
20160032734 
new patent

Fan for a multi-flow turboshaft engine, and turboshaft engine equipped with such a fan


The fan comprises a fan disk able to be rotationally driven about a longitudinal axis and provided at the periphery with radial blades each comprising a root slideably engaged in a groove of the disk and, on the outside thereof, a vane, platforms surrounding the disk being interposed between the radial blades. Advantageously, the fan additionally comprises shock-absorbing wedges which are arranged tangentially at the exterior periphery of said disk underneath the platforms and between two roots of adjacent radial blades, each wedge being in tangential contact with the two adjacent blades..
Snecma


02/04/16
20160032717 
new patent

Lwd resistivity imaging tool with adjustable sensor pads


A logging while drilling tool for measuring a geological formation surrounding a wellbore includes a tool body having one or more sensor pads. Each sensor pad is coupled to the tool body by an extendable coupling that is operable to adjust the radial position of the sensor pad by extending away from or retracting toward the tool body.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032663 
new patent

Fatigue resistant thread profile with combined curve rounding


A threaded connector that includes a pin end having external threads and a box end having internal threads that are complementary to the external threads has a thread profile that defines at least a portion of either or both of the internal threads and the external threads. The thread profile may include a thread root connecting a first flank to a second flank and the thread root may be at least partially defined by a plurality of tangentially interconnected radii.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/04/16
20160032661 
new patent

Adjustable conduit


An apparatus includes a fluid conduit including a plurality of segments having a substantially flexible segment. The substantially flexible segment has substantially concentric inner and outer sidewalls and includes an adjustable pressure device configured to vary an internal annular pressure of the substantially flexible segment to counteract external pressure from a surrounding environment..

02/04/16
20160032447 
new patent

Nickel-chromium-silicon based coatings


A method of depositing ni—cr and si coatings onto a turbine component comprising supplying a ni—cr target and si target with a dual-gun magnetron sputtering system; introducing inert gas and negatively biasing the magnet assembly; grounding or negatively biasing the turbine component to be coated; rotating the turbine component, wherein the turbine component has a surface; and forming a ni—cr and si coating on the component surface.. .
Southwest Research Institute


02/04/16
20160031751 
new patent

Glass panel comprising a solar control layer


The invention relates to a solar control glass panel comprising, on at least one of the surfaces of a glass substrate, a multilayer stack including at least one solar radiation absorption layer, and dielectric coatings surrounding said solar radiation absorption layer. According to the invention, the solar radiation absorption layer is a metal alloy layer made from zirconium and chromium.
Agc Glass Europe


02/04/16
20160031737 
new patent

Shaped glass article having a predefined geometry produced without using a mold, method and use of the same


Deforming the heated starting glass by action of an external force until the predefined geometry of the glass article is obtained, and the portion is raised or lowered with respect to the surrounding regions so that a local elevation or depression is obtained.. .

02/04/16
20160031695 
new patent

Ultraviolet disinfecting device for food and beverage dispensers


Disinfecting devices and related methods are provided that apply germicidal ultraviolet light to disinfect dispensing components of food and beverage dispensers. A disinfecting holster for a bar gun includes a support surface configured to interface with a bar gun to support the bar gun when stowed in the holster, a housing coupled with the support surface and surrounding a dispensing nozzle of the bar gun when the bar gun is stowed in the holster, and an ultraviolet light source configured to emit germicidal ultraviolet light onto the nozzle.
Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031589 
new patent

Configurable shipping container


Shipping containers for porous masses may include a bottom lid having a rectangular lid bottom and four bottom rims that are each continuous with the lid bottom; a tray comprising a tray bottom and four tray sidewalls that are each continuous with the tray bottom defining an interior with an open top; and a top lid having a rectangular lid top and four top rims that are each continuous with the lid top, wherein the tray is configured to be placed on a bottom lid with the bottom rims surrounding a portion of the tray with a top lid placed over the top of the tray with the top rims surrounding a portion of the tray.. .
Celanese Acetate Llc


02/04/16
20160031585 
new patent

Balloon anchor


A balloon anchor and a table top centerpiece for anchoring a balloon filled with a substance that is lighter than the surrounding ambient air is disclosed. The centerpiece has a bottom wall and one or more sidewalls.

02/04/16
20160031347 
new patent

Headrest adjustment mechanism for vehicle seats


A bushing allows for adjustability of a position of a headrest. The bushing includes a head portion having an opening and a passageway opening.
Gen-x Engineering Solution, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031331 
new patent

Inductive wireless power transfer system having a coupler assembly


A vehicle includes an inductive charge coupling arrangement that can be electrically connected with a traction battery. The arrangement includes a charge coil and a plurality of permeable panels surrounding the charge coil.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


02/04/16
20160031307 
new patent

Battery holding structure for vehicle


A battery holding structure includes a battery tray for storing a battery therein. A battery holding rack is configured to store the battery tray with the battery stored therein and to allow the battery tray to be pulled out along widthwise directions of the vehicle.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160031139 
new patent

Mold-clamping mechanism


A mold-clamping mechanism in which top and bottom tie bars extend between a pressure-receiving platen and a fixed platen fixed to a bed, a movable platen is movably attached to the tie bars, a toggle link extends between the movable platen and the pressure-receiving platen, the movable platen is moved toward the fixed platen by the toggle link, and a mold is clamped by the movable platen and the fixed platen. The pressure-receiving platen includes a bottom part surrounding a central cavity, and a ceiling part for joining respective top ends of left and right wall parts provided upright from both ends of the bottom part.
Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160031014 
new patent

A method and a device for producing shots


A method and device for producing shots are provided where the yield is improved. In a space (5) for forming molten drops, which space is surrounded by water (1) in a tank (20), by a cover (3) to cover an area surrounding a disc (2) that is located above the water and rotates, and by a tundish (4) that penetrates through the cover, a gas is discharged though an opening (6) that is formed in the cover and the film (9) of the water is formed on the inner surface of the cover.
Sintokogio, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160030964 
new patent

Painting cover


A flexible cover for use in quickly and safely covering electrical outlets, switches and other openings is provided. The cover serves to protect the materials behind it while the surrounding surface is painted or the like.

02/04/16
20160030895 
new patent

Device for separation and collection of plasma


A substrate for positioning a separation membrane and a collection membrane for separating and collecting plasma is disclosed. The substrate includes an inner flexure disposed proximate to a first peripheral portion of the substrate and an outer flexure disposed surrounding at least a portion of the inner flexure.
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160030219 
new patent

Upper stomach gastric implants


A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety.
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030215 
new patent

Stent-graft with positioning anchor


A positioning anchor is provided for a stent-graft for implantation to treat a damaged body lumen. The positioning anchor is generally tubular surrounding a primary fluid conduit.
Nellix, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030171 
new patent

Catheter-guided replacement valves apparatus and methods


The present invention is a replacement mitral valve suitable for catheter-based deployment. The replacement mitral valve has structure and dimensions that are uniquely suited to engage the annulus surrounding the native mitral valve and to restore normal function to a diseased valve.
Navigate Caediac Structures, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030170 
new patent

Self-actuating sealing portions for a paravalvular leak protection


A prosthetic heart valve (300) for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent (306) having a proximal end (302) and a distal end (304), and a valve assembly (308) including a plurality of leaflets (310), the valve assembly (308) being disposed within the stent. The heart valve (300) further includes a first plurality of elongated legs (320) coupled to the stent (306) and transitionable from an extended configuration to a relaxed configuration.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030167 
new patent

Transcatheter stent-valves and methods, systems and devices for addressing para-valve leakage


Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a stent-valve for transcatheter implantation to replace a cardiac valve. In some embodiments, the stent valve being compressible to a compressed state for delivery, and expandable to an operative state for implantation.
Symetis Sa


02/04/16
20160030142 
new patent

Dental crown cementation soft tissue and biologic attachment protective membrane and use thereof


A dental crown cementation soft tissue and biologic attachment protective membrane has a dental membrane and a membrane carrier. The dental membrane is attached within the membrane carrier for easy manual manipulation.

02/04/16
20160030082 
new patent

System and transapical access and closure


Embodiments are described for creating and closing tissue access ports, such as transapical access ports, which involve placement of an introducer across the subject tissue structure, and deployment of a controllable port closure device assembly configured to remain in place with a ratcheting mechanism, and to hold the tissue surrounding the previous access port location closed against a sealing disc with proximal and distal strut assemblies, after the introducer has been removed.. .
Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029824 
new patent

Environmental friendly paper cup lid


The present invention is an environmental friendly paper cup lid which is made integrally of botanic fiber pulp, and is used to overcome the defect that the conventional disposable paper cup lids made of plastic that is less environmental friendly, the paper cup lid has a covering lid which is extended downwards from the totally surrounding periphery on its top and is extended outwards to form a continuous circling wall; when in use, the paper cup lid can be directly engaged in the opening of the cup, and by that the sealed circling wall is abutted and leaned on the inner periphery of the opening of the cup to avoid dropping down of the paper cup cover; and can overcome the defect that the conventional techniques make the paper cup lid tend to be jammed on a curved rim on the upper outer periphery of the opening of the cup.. .
Eco-material Corporation Ltd.


02/04/16
20160029771 
new patent

Antiperspirant compositions and methods for making same


A consumer product comprising packaging including a product chamber and an outer jacket at least partially surrounding the product chamber; and an antiperspirant composition disposed within the product chamber, wherein the composition exhibits an average standard deviation of less than or equal to about 5 of penetration peak force measurements taken in accordance with a penetration test method as defined herein.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


02/04/16
20160029705 
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Dual layer slipper sock and manufacturing same


A slipper sock is formed from an outer pouch and an inner pouch shaped to receive and encapsulate a person's foot. A border around an opening in the inner pouch is placed over a border around an opening in the outer pouch.
Jacques Moret, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029686 
new patent

Ultraviolet disinfecting device for food and beverage dispensers


Disinfecting devices and related methods are provided that apply germicidal ultraviolet light to disinfect dispensing components of food and beverage dispensers. A disinfecting holster for a bar gun includes a support surface configured to interface with a bar gun to support the bar gun when stowed in the holster, a housing coupled with the support surface and surrounding a dispensing nozzle of the bar gun when the bar gun is stowed in the holster, and an ultraviolet light source configured to emit germicidal ultraviolet light onto the nozzle.
Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029618 
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Medical device intended for the long-term storage of a cornea, or for ex vivo experimentation on a human or animal cornea


A device for the storage of a corneal specimen has means for the reception and entrapment of a corneal specimen, connected to the means for the creation of a pressure gradient with overpressure on the endothelial side and to the preservation medium circulation means in the layouts that present the means for the reception and entrapment of the cornea specimen. The means for the reception and entrapment of the corneal specimen entrap the sclera ciliary zone surrounding the cornea in an airtight manner to delimit a separate endothelial chamber and epithelial chamber in which the preservation medium can circulate with an overpressure in the endothelial chamber; the intermediate component and the endothelial lid comprise inlet and outlet orifices for the preservation medium which are connected to the means for the circulation of the preservation medium and the creation of a pressure gradient between the endothelial chamber and the epithelial chamber with overpressure in the endothelial chamber..
Etablissement Francais Du Sang


01/28/16
20160029502 

Display module, display device, and manufacturing the same


A method of manufacturing a display device includes forming on a first substrate a display element and a metal layer surrounding the display element, the metal layer including a first portion having a first width and a second portion having a second width less than the first width, forming on a second substrate a sealing member surrounding the display element, the sealing member including a first sealing portion having a first forming width and a second sealing portion having a second forming width greater than the first forming width, arranging the first substrate and the second substrate such that the sealing member on the second substrate faces the first substrate, the first sealing portion overlaps the first portion of the metal layer, and the second sealing portion overlaps the second portion of the metal layer, and sealing the first and second substrates by melting and curing the sealing member.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029481 

Display device with flexible circuit board having graphite substrate


A display device is provided. The display device includes a light engine having light emitting components mounted to a flexible circuit board having a flexible graphite substrate.
Graftech International Holdings Inc.


01/28/16
20160029480 

Flexible circuit board with graphite substrate and circuit arrangements using same


A flexible circuit board having a flexible graphite substrate is provided. The flexible circuit board includes a dielectric layer formed on the surface of the flexible graphite substrate and an electrically conductive layer formed on the surface of the dielectric.
Graftech International Holdings Inc.


01/28/16
20160029467 

Charged particle induction from ionosphere to ground


A charged particle induction apparatus and method comprising a high power light emitting means, such as a laser array, in operable communication with a high energy output means to accomplish initiation of at least two concentric plasma channels in atmosphere extending from the earth's surface to the charge-rich upper atmosphere, including the ionosphere, for the transmission of charged particles therethrough to ground using the surrounding atmosphere as an insulator. The transmitted energy is drawn down (due to an artificially created potential) through the conductive plasma channels to collection means..
Glenn Lane Family Limited Liability Limited Partnership


01/28/16
20160029110 

Silicon condenser microphone


A silicon condenser microphone is disclosed. The silicon condenser microphone includes a substrate including a side surrounding a cavity, a transducer unit supported by the substrate, a partition positioned in the cavity of the substrate for dividing the cavity into an upper cavity and a lower cavity.
Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028427 

Protective cover for electronic device


A protective cover for an electronic device includes a main body having a plurality of edges and an integral frame vertically extending from the plurality of edges of the main body and surrounding the main body. The main body and the integral frame form a first shell and a second shell, and the first shell and the second shell are connected by a flexible connecting portion, so that the second shell is able to rotate outward when the flexible connecting portion is stretched, to form an angle between the second shell and the first shell.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028412 

Pipelined analog-to-digital converter


The invention provides a pipelined analog-digital converter (adc) and pertains to the technical field of integrated circuit (ic) design. The pipelined adc at least comprises: a sampling holder, n multiplier digital-analog converters that are connected stage by stage, a clock generator, a reference generator and a digital encoder, wherein at least the sampling holder and n multiplier digital-analog converters are substantially arranged in a loop so as to form an intermediate area in an encircling manner; the clock generator and the reference generator are disposed in the intermediate area so that the clock generator and the reference generator respectively provide corresponding signal inputs to the surrounding n multiplier digital-analog converters in a star connection.
Xinfeng Quantel Technologies (beijing)co.,ltd


01/28/16
20160028203 

Shielded sockets for microprocessors and fabrication thereof by overmolding and plating


Shielded sockets for microprocessors and fabrication of shielded sockets by overmolding and plating techniques are described. In an example, a socket for a packaged semiconductor device includes a plastic housing having walls surrounding a cavity.

01/28/16
20160028192 

Electrical connector


The present disclosure provides an electrical connector adapted to connect a cable having a metal braid layer with an electrical apparatus having an apparatus housing. The electrical connector includes a body adapted to be mounted on the apparatus housing; a cover fitted on the body; a metal shielding member fitted on the body and partially covered by the cover; and a terminal module arranged within the body.
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co. Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028191 

Electrical connector with metallic shell functioned as negtive terminal


An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a positive terminal received in the housing and a metallic shell shielding around the mating portion. The housing has a base portion and a mating portion extending forwardly from the base portion.
Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited


01/28/16
20160028183 

Water bonding device and methods of use


A water bonding device for electrically grounding a swimming pool is described. Embodiments include a bonding electrode installed in a pool skimmer or pump strainer.

01/28/16
20160028174 

Fpcb cable and cable connector assembly


An fpcb cable and cable connector assembly includes: a conductive line unit including a signal (conductive) line; a terminal exposing a portion of the signal (conductive) line; a terminal protector extending from a side of the conductive line unit and surrounding the terminal; and a cable connector coupled to the terminal.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028065 

Electrode assembly


The present disclosure provides an electrode assembly comprising a plurality of unit cells, each unit cell having a full-cell or a bi-cell structure comprising a cathode, an anode, and a first separator interposed between the cathode and the anode, and the plurality of unit cells being stacked by surrounding each unit cell with a second separator, wherein the second separator has an average pore diameter (d2) larger than the average pore diameter (d1) of the first separator in the unit cells.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027907 

Bidirectional switch


A bidirectional switch is formed in a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. The switch includes first and second thyristors connected in antiparallel extending vertically between front and rear surfaces of the substrate.
Stmicroelectronics (tours) Sas


01/28/16
20160027871 

Replacement gate nanowire device


One embodiment of the instant disclosure provides a transistor device that comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a buffer layer formed in a fin structure over the semiconductor substrate; a nanowire formed over the buffer layer, having at least a middle portion suspended over the buffer layer by an undercutting, the nanowire including a source and a drain region respectively defined at distal portions thereof and a channel region defined in the suspended portion of the nanowire and connecting the source and drain regions; and a gate structure surrounding at least a portion of the suspended portion of the nanowire.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


01/28/16
20160027847 

X-ray detectors supported on a substrate having a surrounding metal barrier


An x-ray detector assembly includes a polymeric substrate having a lower surface and an upper surface, and an x-ray detector disposed on the upper surface of the substrate. The x-ray detector includes a thin-film-transistor array disposed on the substrate, an organic photodiode disposed on the thin-film-transistor array, and a scintillator disposed on the organic photodiode.
General Electric Company


01/28/16
20160027829 

Image sensing device and fabricating the same


An image sensing device is provided. The image sensing device includes a substrate having a pixel array with a plurality of pixels.
Visera Technologies Company Limited


01/28/16
20160027732 

Semiconductor device


Characteristics of a semiconductor device are improved. A semiconductor device includes a coil cl1 and a wiring m2 formed on an interlayer insulator il2, a wiring m3 formed on an interlayer insulator il3, and a coil cl2 and a wiring m4 formed on the interlayer insulator il4.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


01/28/16
20160027730 

Interconnection structure, semiconductor device, and manufacturing the same


An interconnection structure may include insulating layers stacked stepwise and dielectric layers interposed between the insulating layers. The interconnection structure may include conductive layers interposed between the insulating layers and surrounding sidewalls of the dielectric layers, respectively.
Sk Hynix Inc.


01/28/16
20160027728 

Noise shielding techniques for ultra low current measurements in biochemical applications


A device having an integrated noise shield is disclosed. The device includes a plurality of vertical shielding structures substantially surrounding a semiconductor device.
Genia Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027727 

Semiconductor device with air gaps and fabricating the same


A semiconductor device includes: a first plug; a bit line which is in contact with the first plug and over the first plug and extended in one direction; a second plug including a first part adjacent to the bit line and a second part adjacent to the first plug; a double air gap which is disposed between the first part of the second plug and the bit line and includes a first air gap surrounding the first part of the second plug and a second air gap parallel to sidewalls of the bit line; and a capping layer suitable for capping the first and second air gaps.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


01/28/16
20160027700 

Gate structure cut after formation of epitaxial active regions


A gate structure straddling a plurality of semiconductor material portions is formed. Source regions and drain regions are formed in the plurality of semiconductor material portions, and a gate spacer laterally surrounding the gate structure is formed.
Globalfoundries Inc.


01/28/16
20160027634 

Lamp


The invention relates to a lamp (1) comprising a light source (2) that can be excited by microwaves to provide illumination and a housing (4) surrounding the light source, said housing having at least one light exit opening (5). The light exit opening (5) has associated therewith a grille structure (6) or a labyrinth structure (7) acting as a microwave shield..
Eaton Protection Systems Ip Gmbh & Co. Kg


01/28/16
20160027606 

Arrangement for a quick electron beam x-ray computer tomography


A system for electron beam x-ray computer tomography, which requires no considerable axial extension of the electron emitter and substantially eliminates electron-optical beam guidance elements is provided by disposing an x-ray detector arc and the target around the examination cross-section within an irradiation plane, and radially introducing an electron beam generated in the electron beam generator into the magnetic flux region of one or more longitudinal coils from within or outside the coils and forcing the same onto a circular path by way of the magnetic field. By periodically changing the field strength, the radius of the circular path is increased, as a result of which the electron beam impinges on the target in a tangentially migrating focal spot.
Helmholtz-zentrum Dresden-rossendorf E.v.


01/28/16
20160027571 

Ultra-high coupling factor monolithic transformers for integrated differential radio frequency amplifiers in system-on-chip devices


An ultra-high coupling factor transformer has a plurality of conductive layers, a primary winding inductor, and a secondary winding inductor. The primary winding inductor is defined by a plurality of turns and disposed on a first one of the plurality of conductive layers and extends to a second one of the plurality of conductive layers.
Rfaxis, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027527 

Shift register


A shift register is configured by connecting unit circuits 1 in multiple stages. An output transistor tr1 switches between whether or not to output a clock signal cka in accordance with a gate potential.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160027362 

Pixel array and driving method thereof, display panel and display device


The present invention provides a pixel array which comprises a middle pixel region and an edge pixel region surrounding the middle pixel region, wherein, the middle pixel region comprises a plurality of middle pixel sets, each of which comprises eight sub-pixels arranged around a central point, the eight sub-pixels include two red sub-pixels, two green sub-pixels, two blue sub-pixels and two supplementary-color sub-pixels, and are arranged in three rows and three columns, the first row includes three sub-pixels, the second row includes two sub-pixels, and the third row includes three sub-pixels. The present invention further provides a driving method of the above pixel array, a display panel including the pixel array and a display device including the display panel..
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027276 

Systems and methods for monitoring a vehicle operator and for monitoring an operating environment within the vehicle


The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for monitoring a vehicle operator and for monitoring the environment of a vehicle operator. In particularly, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining a physical position of an operator within a vehicle and for determining environmental conditions surrounding the vehicle operator.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company






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