|| List of recent Rounding-related patents
| System and method for displaying social network interactivity with a media event|
A system for presenting a media event on a computer display device is disclosed, where the audience for the media event are represented by avatars that are displayed on the user's computer as geometric shapes or bubbles that float about the region surrounding the window presenting the event. System logic determines which of the audience bubbles are visible in the space and further causes avatars for advertising to appear.
| Termination circuit, semiconductor device, and test system|
A termination circuit includes a pmos transistor configured to have a source connected with a signal terminal outputting or inputting a transmission signal, a drain connected with a grounding line, and a gate receiving a control signal, the pmos transistor being turned on when enabling a characteristic impedance matching function and being turned off when disabling the matching function; and an inductor and a capacitor configured to be connected with the signal terminal for matching characteristic impedance.. .
| Orthodontic digital setups|
Methods for recognizing a virtual tooth surface, defining a virtual tooth coordinate system, and simulating a collision between virtual teeth are provided. Methods include receiving input data specifying a point on the rendered surface model associated with a tooth, deriving a perimeter on the surface model of the tooth, and analyzing the surface model along a plurality of paths outwardly extending from points on the perimeter.
| Method and device for calibrating and adjusting a vehicle surroundings sensor|
A method for adjusting and/or calibrating a surroundings sensor in a vehicle using a measuring unit and a calibration panel.. .
| Neuro-cognitive driver state processing|
A driver state module for interfacing with a vehicle, with a surroundings vicinity of the vehicle and with a driver of the vehicle, the driver state module comprising: (i) a frame memory for storing representations of behaviors with related context; (ii) an evaluation system for ranking the frames based on goals and rewards; (iii) a working memory comprising a foreground sub-memory and a background sub-memory, the working memory for holding and sorting frames into foreground and background frames, and (iv) a recognition processor for identifying salient features relevant to a frame in the foreground memory ranked highest by the evaluation system.. .
| Limited motion tibial bearing|
A tibial implant comprising: a baseplate having a bone contacting surface, a bearing support surface and a proximally extending wall at least partially surrounding the bearing support surface; a bearing component slidably mounted with respect to the baseplate bearing support surface, the bearing component having a proximally facing condylar surface and a distally facing surface for contacting the baseplate bearing support surface the proximally and distally facing bearing component surfaces spaced to define a circumferential side surface therebetween; and an elastic gasket element interposed within a gap formed between the baseplate proximally extending wall and the bearing component circumferential side surface.. .
| Subchondral bone repair system|
This invention includes a subchondral bone repair system, comprising a structural component and a fluid settable component and an optional non-core component. The fluid settable component may penetrate into any pores of the structural component, and set to a solid, thereby fixing the structural component in place.
| Systems and methods for tissue expansion with fluid delivery and drainage system|
The invention provides systems and methods for tissue expansion. A tissue expander may have an implant portion which may be used to expand the tissue.
| Strapping device for use with breast pumps|
A single piece strapping device that can be used with breast pumps. The strapping device has two ends, with each end having an attachment; the two attachments can be connected together such that the strapping device becomes a single piece unit surrounding the torso of the user.
| Device and method for stabilization of a fractured pelvis or an injured neck|
A hip-girdling pelvic sling device for maintaining a desired amount of tension surrounding a person's hips and pelvis to securely support and stabilize a pelvis that has been fractured. Areas of mating types of fastener material such as mating hook-bearing fastener material and loop pile fastener material are arranged on the device to enable a strap to be secured at various effective lengths to provide a wide range of adjustability.
| Process for obtaining carboxymethyl cellulose from agro-industrial residues and carboxymethyl cellulose and use thereof|
An advantageous and effective process for obtaining carboxymethyl cellulose (cmc) from agro-industrial residues, comprising the steps of a) preparing the raw material, wherein the raw material is washed, dried, grounded and washed again; b) a pumping step, wherein the product obtained from the step a) is reacted with sodium hydroxide; c) a synthesis step, wherein consists in grounding the pulp; adding a solution of isopropanol and distilled water under stirring at room temperature; adding naoh aqueous solution up to the alkalization of the mixture; adding monochloroacetic acid in isopropanol; filtrating; suspending in methanol solution and neutralizing with acetic acid. The cmc obtained from the process can be employed in a several industrial processes..
| Methods and apparatus for determining environmental factors to modify hardware or system operation|
Methods and apparatus for an environment analysis tool on a mobile device which may construct a model of the surrounding environment in order to determine whether or not characteristics of the model implicate a degradation in wireless signal quality. In response to an analysis of the constructed model to determine signal quality, the environment analysis tool may alter the behavior of any number of hardware or software functions to avoid or reduce efforts to receive or use the affected signal over the duration of the mobile device's presence within the environment with the signal-degrading characteristics..
| Cable assembly with improved terminal structure|
A cable assembly comprises: an insulative housing and a terminal module assembled to a rear end of the insulative housing. The terminal module comprises a plurality of pairs of differential signal terminals and a plurality of grounding terminals arranged long a widthwise direction thereof each of terminal defining a mating portion, a body portion and a soldering portion.
| Apparatus and methods for rapid thermal processing|
Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and methods for performing rapid thermal processing. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for processing a substrate.
| Power light emitting die package with reflecting lens and the method of making the same|
A light emitting die package and a method of manufacturing the die package are disclosed. The die package includes a leadframe, at least one light emitting device (led), a molded body, and a lens.
| Burner for uniformly heating a long furnace|
The present invention relates to a burner for a furnace with the following features: a first feed for at least one fuel, preferably with a primary outlet for an oxidizing agent, preferably oxygen; a second feed, surrounding the first feed, with at least one secondary outlet for the oxidizing agent; a third feed, surrounding the second feed, with at least one enveloping jet outlet for the oxidizing agent, wherein the second feed and the third feed are designed such that a first velocity with which the oxidizing agent emerges from the at least one secondary outlet is greater than a second velocity with which the oxidizing agent emerges from the at least one enveloping jet outlet. The second feed thereby preferably enables a first volumetric flow of the oxidizing agent that is greater than or equal to a second volumetric flow of the oxidizing agent through the third feed.
| Thin secondary battery|
A thin secondary battery with a power-generating element 10 including positive electrode sheets 12 and negative electrode sheets 14 stacked with separators 5 interposed therebetween, wherein the outermost positive electrode sheet 12 of the power-generating element 10 includes a first resin layer 6a, instead of a positive electrode active material layer 1, on an outer surface of a positive electrode current collector 2, the outermost negative electrode sheet 14 of the power-generating element 10 includes a second resin layer 6b, instead of a negative electrode active material layer 3, on an outer surface of a negative electrode current collector 3, and the first and second resin layers 6a and 6b cover the power-generating element 10, and are bonded to each other at peripheral portions 9 surrounding the power-generating element 10, thereby hermetically sealing the power-generating element 10.. .
| Scavenging oxygen|
A food container (2) includes a rigid thermoformed plastics carton (4) which holds a dry food 6 and is closed by a removable film closure (8). The film (8) incorporates a hydride which is arranged to generate hydrogen on contact with moisture.
| Exhaust-gas turbocharger|
An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having a compressor (2); a turbine (5) which has a turbine wheel (6) with a radial flow region (11) and a semi-axial flow region (12) and which has a turbine housing (7) which has a spiral arrangement (9), surrounding the turbine wheel (6) at its outer circumference (8), for supplied exhaust gas; and a guide grate (10) for supplying exhaust gas to the turbine wheel (6). The guide grate (10) has a guide ring (13), which is axially movable in the charger axial direction (l) and is assigned to the radial flow region (11), and a closure sleeve (14), which is axially movable in the charger axial direction (l) and which is assigned to the semi-axial flow region (12)..
| Expansion joint and steam turbine system including the same|
An expansion joint that is provided between a steam turbine outlet and a condenser inlet, including: an upstream baffle tube that has one end secured to an upstream fixing end and the other end as a free end, and forms a steam channel; a downstream baffle tube that has one end secured to a downstream fixed end and the other end as a free end, the free end being relatively movable outside the free end of the upstream baffle tube; and a flexible cylinder that is formed of a non-metal material using a resin sheet, and deformable while airtightly surrounding the baffle tubes.. .
| Method for controlling the clearance at the tips of blades of a turbine rotor|
A method controlling a clearance between tips of blades of a turbine rotor of a gas turbine aircraft engine and a ring-shaped turbine shroud of a housing surrounding the blades, the method including: controlling flow and/or temperature of air directed toward the housing according to an estimate of the clearance, the estimate of the clearance is determined upon start-up of the aircraft engine, according to a temperature measured by a temperature sensor including a sensitive element positioned in a free space of the aircraft engine.. .
| Turbine coolant supply system|
A gas turbine engine configured to rotate in a circumferential direction about an axis extending through a center of the gas turbine engine comprises a turbine stage. The turbine stage comprises a disk, a plurality of blades and a mini-disk.
| Na reduction in fiber optical couplers|
A fiber optical coupler comprises a bundle of optical fibers configured to couple light from a multiplicity of input light sources to an output port, each of the fibers comprising a multimode fiber having a core region and a cladding region surrounding the core region. The bundle has first and second axial sections arranged in tandem and adiabatically coupled to one another via a transition zone that includes an optical interface.
| Vented steam cooking package|
A vented steam cooking package includes a container formed to include an interior region and a steam-venting system. The steam-venting system is formed in the package to vent steam from the interior region to atmosphere surrounding the package during heating..
| System and method to perform feature detection and to determine a feature score|
A system and method of processing an image is disclosed. A particular method of determining whether a particular pixel of an image is a feature includes receiving data corresponding to a plurality of pixels (from the image) surrounding the particular pixel.
| System and method to determine feature candidate pixels of an image|
A system and method of processing an image is disclosed. A particular method of determining whether a particular pixel of an image is a feature candidate includes receiving data corresponding to a subset of a plurality of pixels surrounding the particular pixel.
| Image processing device and method|
The present technique relates to an image processing device and method which can suppress an increase in an operation time. The image processing device has: an encoding control unit which, upon encoding independently performed per slice for dividing a picture into a plurality of pictures, controls whether or not to adopt for motion information a merge mode of merging a relevant region of an operation target with a surrounding region positioned in a surrounding of the relevant region, based on information of surrounding regions which belong to a relevant slice to which the relevant region belongs; and an encoding unit which encodes the relevant region in the merge mode or a mode other than the merge mode under control of the encoding control unit.
| Method and apparatus for bit-level pdsch muting and/or receiver puncturing in lte-advanced heterogeneous networks|
A base station (bs) comprises: an interface to receive radio resource management (rrm) measurement from user equipment on received reference signal (rs) strength for each bs of one or more other bss in a surrounding area of the user equipment; an x2 interface to receive transmission information of almost blank subframes and corresponding cell-specific reference signal (crs) resource element (re) locations from the one or more other bss; and a controller to manage bit-level pdsch (physical downlink shared channel) muting information, which includes identifying pdsch resource elements (res) that suffer the most from crs interference arising from other bss and that are to be subjected to bit-level muting, and allocating to the identified res a number of bits less than the number of bits allocated to normal res, and to transfer data with the two levels of bit allocations to various pdsch res to the user equipment.. .
| Light source assembly for portable lighting system|
A light source assembly for a portable lighting system includes a tube assembly. The tube assembly includes at least two lamps, tube supports, and a tube mounted between the tube supports, the tube at least partially surrounding the area between the two lamps to form a light pipe.
| Lamp-stand and lamp using the same|
A lamp including a lamp-stand, a lamp-shell and a lamp shade is provided. The lamp-stand has an assembling portion, a helix portion, an accommodation space and a plurality of dotting dents, the helix portion is located under the assembling portion, the accommodation space is located in the assembling portion and the helix portion, and the dotting dents are disposed surrounding the assembling portion.
| Connection pin and a method for mounting a connection pin in a component carrier for an electronic assembly, and such a component carrier comprising connection pins|
A connection pin for mounting in a through-hole of a component carrier, comprising an anchoring part adapted for insertion into said through-hole with a non press fit, a contact part adapted to extend outside said through-hole, and a flange part adapted to abut against said component carrier and located between said anchoring part and said contact part. The anchoring part is provided an internal cavity and the anchoring part comprises a wall surrounding the internal cavity, which wall has at least two wall portions forming deformation zones and adapted to be located in the through-hole when the anchoring part is inserted in the through-hole, such that, upon exertion of a force on a free end of the anchoring part of the pin when the anchoring part is inserted in the through-hole, the deformation zones are deformed within the through-hole to press fit the connection pin in the through-hole..
| Integrated circuit packaging system with heatsink cap and method of manufacture thereof|
A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a substrate; attaching an integrated circuit to the substrate; molding an encapsulation directly on the integrated circuit and the substrate; forming a trench in the encapsulation having a trench bottom surface and surrounding the integrated circuit; and mounting a heatsink having a heatsink rim over the integrated circuit with the heatsink rim within the trench and the heatsink electrically isolated from the substrate.. .
| Mask data generation method|
A mask data generation method includes obtaining data of a pattern including a plurality of pattern elements, dividing a region of the pattern into a plurality of sections so that each pattern element is arranged in each section by using the obtained data of the pattern and generating map data including information indicative of presence or absence of the pattern element in each section, setting one piece of mask individual information out of a plurality pieces of mask individual information for each section including the pattern element by using a constraint condition, which inhibits setting of same mask individual information in a constraint region including one section and surrounding sections thereof, and the map data, and generating the data of the plurality of masks corresponding to the plurality pieces of mask individual information by using the set mask individual information.. .
| Systems and methods for imaging the fundus of the eye|
Methods and systems for imaging the fundus of the eye are disclosed, in which the fundus is illuminated through a mask which blocks light from reaching one or more masked regions within a peripheral area surrounding a target area of interest, such as the macular region. An image is obtained of both the target area and the peripheral area.
| Methods and apparatus for building a three-dimensional model from multiple data sets|
Methods and apparatus for a map tool displaying a three-dimensional view of a map based on a three-dimensional model of the surrounding environment. The three-dimensional map view of a map may be based on a model constructed from multiple data sets, where the multiple data sets include mapping information for an overlapping area of the map displayed in the map view.
| Touch sensor system|
A detecting section of a touch sensor system detects a hand placing region in accordance with (i) a strength threshold for determining a strength of an electrostatic capacitance signal in a detection region so as to determine whether or not a touch input is carried out by a finger and (ii) a peripheral threshold which is lower than the strength threshold and is set so as to determine strengths of electrostatic capacitance signals in a plurality of peripheral regions surrounding the detection region.. .
| Methods for driving electro-optic displays|
A touch screen electro-optic display is arranged such that upon a touch being detected on the display surface, the display surface surrounding the touch “blinks” by being driven to a different optical state, then back to its original state. A second method uses a display having a pen or stylus which can draw lines upon the display.
| Beam-forming antenna with amplitude-controlled antenna elements|
A beam-forming antenna for transmission and/or reception of an electromagnetic signal having a given wavelength in a surrounding medium includes a transmission line electromagnetically coupled to an array of individually controllable antenna elements, each of which is oscillated by the signal with a controllable amplitude. The oscillation amplitude of each of the individual antenna elements is controlled by a switch.
| Alarmed intruder barrier|
An intruder barrier is provided that includes multiple generally parallel transparent slats acting as burglar bars with at least some, and preferably all, of the transparent slats having associated therewith a conductive path extending at least from a first end region of a slat to a second end region thereof. The conductive path is capable of conducting electricity or electromagnetic radiation along the length of the slat and is associated with an output to an alarm system that may be configured to trigger an alarm when the conductive characteristic of a slat is terminated by virtue of the slat being at least partially severed, broken, or removed from its operative position.
| Dry-type transformer and method of manufacturing a dry-type transformer|
A dry-type electrical transformer includes a coil assembly having at least one winding wound into a plurality of concentric turns, at least one cooling sector defined between adjacent concentric turns, spacers positioned inside the cooling sector and spaced from each other to allow a plurality of air ducts each defined between two adjacent spacers, and at least one electrical shield positioned in the cooling sector and arranged to electrically shield the air ducts. At least one electrical shield is positioned in the cooling sector and arranged to electrically shield the air ducts.
| Apparatus and methods related to junction ferrite devices having improved insertion loss performance|
Disclosed are apparatus and methods related to junction ferrite devices having improved insertion loss performance. In some implementations, a ferrite disk assembly can be configured for a radio-frequency (rf) circulator.
| Test device, test system, method and carrier for testing electronic components under variable pressure conditions|
A test device, a test system, a method and a carrier for testing electronic components under variable pressure conditions comprise: a first chamber half and a second chamber half, a first gasket and a second gasket, a carrier segment adapted to carry a plurality of electronic components, and a circular carrier section surrounding the carrier segment. The circular carrier section comprises a first side and a second side.
| Electrostatic capacitance detection device|
An electrostatic capacitance detection device includes a substrate having a predetermined thickness, an electrode layer formed on a front surface of the substrate in a predetermined pattern including electrodes to be touched so as to detect an electrostatic capacitance and wirings drawn from the electrodes, and a shield layer formed on a rear surface of the substrate and into a shield pattern corresponding to the predetermined pattern of the electrode layer. The shield pattern of the shield layer is formed surrounding the electrodes without overlapping with the electrodes, surrounding the wirings, and between the wirings when viewed in the thickness direction of the substrate..
| Sensor assemblies|
The present invention provides a sensor body (1′) that can be used as part of a sensor assembly, optionally a capacitive sensor that is used to measure the clearance between the tip of a gas turbine engine blade and the surrounding casing. The sensor body includes a core layer (2) having an electrically conductive electrode layer (6).