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Automated design, selection, manufacturing and implantation of patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs…

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08/14/14
20140229907
 Automated scalable verification for hardware designs at the register transfer level patent thumbnailAutomated scalable verification for hardware designs at the register transfer level
A system and methods are provided for verifying a hardware design for an electronic circuit. The method may include: providing a hardware design description for the electronic circuit; extracting a set of design constraints from the hardware design description, where the set of design constraints represents the electronic circuit in terms of signals and logical operations performed on the signals; creating an abstraction model from the set of design constraints, where the abstraction model abstracts one or more of the logical operations in the set of design constraints by replacing the abstracted logical operations with uninterpreted functions; and property checking the abstraction model in relation to one or more design properties.
08/14/14
20140228860
 Automated design, selection, manufacturing and implantation of patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools patent thumbnailAutomated design, selection, manufacturing and implantation of patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools
Disclosed are automated systems, devices and methods that facilitate the design, selection, manufacturing and/or implantation of improved and/or patient-adapted (e.g., patient-specific and/or patient-engineered) orthopedic implants and guide tools, as well as associated methods, designs and models.. .
08/14/14
20140228362
 Method of treatment or prophylaxis patent thumbnailMethod of treatment or prophylaxis
The present invention is directed to methods and agents that are useful in the prevention and amelioration of signs and symptoms associated with neuropathic conditions. More particularly, the present invention discloses the use of angiotensin ii receptor 2 (at2 receptor) antagonists for the treatment, prophylaxis, reversal and/or symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain, including mechanical hyperalgesia, thermal or mechanical allodynia, diabetic pain and entrapment pain, in vertebrate animals and particularly in human subjects.
08/14/14
20140227412
 Imprint tool patent thumbnailImprint tool
An imprinter for creating impressions of designs in media such as buttercream, fondant, gum paste, modeling dough, and cookie dough for decoration. The imprinter includes a retainer having a retainer body and at least one retaining portion and a lock configured to be received by the retainer.
08/14/14
20140226775
 Liquid lithium cooled fission reactor for producing radioactive materials patent thumbnailLiquid lithium cooled fission reactor for producing radioactive materials
A liquid lithium-cooled fission reactor optimized for producing radioactive materials. The reactor is designed to enhance the availability of rare radioactive materials that have significant value for national defense, industrial research, and medical care.
08/14/14
20140224040
 Steering wheel hand detection systems patent thumbnailSteering wheel hand detection systems
Steering wheel hand detection systems are disclosed herein. The systems can optionally be used with a system for identifying the presence and/or location of a driver's hands on the steering wheel.
08/14/14
20140223878
 Lawn mower assemblies patent thumbnailLawn mower assemblies
Lawn mower designs are provided that enhance the efficiency and/or flexibility of use. In a first embodiment, a lawn mower is provided that includes at least one side/wing mowing deck that is movable relative to the main mower deck in a substantially horizontal plane.
08/07/14
20140223583
 System, method, and program product for digital production management patent thumbnailSystem, method, and program product for digital production management
Systems, methods, and program products for managing digital production from one or more production devices with one or more sources providing inputs of production designs and/or production options are disclosed.. .
08/07/14
20140223247
 Scan-based test architecture for interconnects in stacked designs patent thumbnailScan-based test architecture for interconnects in stacked designs
Aspects of the invention relate to scan-based test architecture for interconnects in stacked designs. The disclosed scan-based test architecture comprises a scan chain.
08/07/14
20140222894
 Javascript api for webrtc patent thumbnailJavascript api for webrtc
The present invention provides a system and method for real-time communication signaling between html5 endpoints and the ims core of a telecommunication network. The system includes a webrtc session controller (wsc) that terminates web communications with the client-side, parses, and normalizes the web communications into an internal protocol suitable for communication with telecommunications network systems.
08/07/14
20140221728
Incubator illumination
Monitoring of infants in an incubator may use cameras to measure vital signs and other medical parameters, including oxygen saturation of arterial blood. However, the images obtained by these cameras suffer from a reduced signal-to-noise ratio due to specular reflectance from light reflecting off the skin of the infant.
08/07/14
20140220760
Integration of shallow trench isolation and through-substrate vias into integrated circuit designs
A method of manufacturing an ic, comprising providing a substrate having a first side and a second opposite side, forming a sti opening in the first side of the substrate and forming a partial tsv opening in the first side of the substrate and extending the partial tsv opening. The extended partial tsv opening is deeper into the substrate than the sti opening.
08/07/14
20140218902
Lighting devices
Improved lighting devices, such as non-rechargeable and rechargeable flashlights, having simplified designs with fewer component parts are described. A focusing feature is described where the light source is held stationary and the reflector is moved through the engagement of threads and/or teeth arrangement.
08/07/14
20140218873
Symmetrical flat panel display
A display includes an encapsulation layer and a substrate. The substrate includes a chip on glass (cog) seat and a flexible printed circuit (fpc) connector seat.
08/07/14
20140218841
Low acoustic noise capacitors
The described embodiments relate generally to a capacitor assembly for mounting on a printed circuit board (pcb) and more specifically to designs for mechanically isolating the capacitor assembly from the pcb to reduce an acoustic noise produced when the capacitor imparts a piezoelectric force on the pcb. Termination elements in the capacitor assembly, including a porous conductive layer in the capacitor assembly may reduce an amount of vibrational energy transferred from the capacitor to the pcb.
08/07/14
20140217549
Decoupling mim capacitor designs for interposers and methods of manufacture thereof
Decoupling metal-insulator-metal (mim) capacitor designs for interposers and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of forming a decoupling capacitor includes providing a packaging device, and forming a decoupling mim capacitor in at least two metallization layers of the packaging device..
08/07/14
20140217191
Vapor vacuum condensing boiler designs
One embodiment of the present invention is a boiler for boiling water to produce steam, having (1) an evaporating section comprising (a) a combustion chamber for burning fuel with air and generating hot flue gas, (b) an evaporating heat exchanger around the combustion chamber for exchanging heat between the flue gas and water to produce the steam which exits the boiler; and (2) a condensing section comprising (c) a condensing heat exchanger for exchanging heat between the hot flue gas from the combustion chamber and a low-temperature water return having a temperature below approximately 100° f., generating flue gas condensate, which leaves the boiler, wherein the low-temperature water return is heated by the hot flue gas in the condensing heat exchanger before entering the evaporating heat exchanger for additional heating. The disclosed vacuum condensing boilers make vapor vacuum steam more efficient and economical for industrial, commercial, and home applications..
08/07/14
20140216325
Undersea free vehicle and components
A free vehicle suitable to serve as a platform to carry a variety of equipment to the ocean floor, actuate devices at the floor and at intermediate points on the way to and returning from the ocean floor is described. The free vehicle includes standardized power, control electronics, navigation equipment and mechanical release mechanisms that can be used in conjunction with custom experiments.
08/07/14
20140215777
Adjustable shoestring device
An adjustable shoestring includes an elastic shoestring body and a fastener coupled to the body. The body includes an elastic rope ribbon, a buckle hole, and engaging balls spaced equidistantly configured on the right side of the rope ribbon.
07/31/14
20140215427
Optimizing designs of integrated circuits
Methods and systems for optimizing and/or designing integrated circuits. One exemplary method includes determining fanout of a driving component in a representation of an integrated circuit (ic) being designed, determining for the driving component, the loads in the representation of the ic driven by the driving component, and determining use of existing wiring resources used to connect the loads to the driving component.
07/31/14
20140215426
Routing interconnect of integrated circuit designs with varying grid densities
Routing methods for an integrated circuit design layout are disclosed. The layout can include design netlists and library cells.
07/31/14
20140214731
Method and system for automated computer program generation
A computer program making use of an expert system, novel user interface, a knowledge repository, and a relational database to automate the creation and customization of new computer programs and/or electronic system designs.. .
07/31/14
20140214463
Method and apparatus for designing a system architecture
Embodiments for designing banking system architecture are disclosed. A system comprises a banking solutions architecture module comprising a product component, a services component, and a process component.
07/31/14
20140212851
Titles of my related inventions are binary mixed equations, binary-school cards, binary quads puzzles and binary quads games.
My binary mixed equation is a new math equation format and my binary quads puzzles, binary quads games and binary-school cads are new math related instructional aids i created to introduce students to the world of base two numbers, while reinforcing their math kills. I used binary coded decimal number sequences of ones (1) and zeros (0) to represent decimal numbers within a traditional equation format.
07/31/14
20140212103
Double-clad, gain-producing fibers with increased cladding absorption while maintaining single-mode operation
The cladding absorption of single-mode, double-clad, gain-producing fibers is increased in fiber designs that includes a trench region disposed between the core and inner cladding regions. Increased cladding absorption is achieved while maintaining single-mode operation..
07/31/14
20140211904
Heterogeneous core designs and thorium based fuels for heavy water reactors
A channel type heterogeneous reactor core for a heavy water reactor for burnup of thorium based fuel is provided. The heterogeneous reactor core comprises at least one seed fuel channel region comprising seed fuel channels for receiving seed fuel bundles of thorium based fuel; and at least one blanket fuel channel region comprising blanket fuel channels for receiving blanket fuel bundles of thorium based fuel; wherein the seed fuel bundles have a higher percentage content of fissile fuel than the blanket fuel bundles.
07/31/14
20140211546
Static random access memories (sram) with read-preferred cell structures, write drivers, related systems, and methods
Static random access memories (sram) with read-preferred cell structures and write drivers are disclosed. In one embodiment, the sram has a six transistor bit cell.
07/31/14
20140210933
Printing ribbon security apparatus and method
An apparatus and method of securing and maintaining the integrity of desired information on a ribbon and media subsequent to a printing operation is provided. The apparatus and method includes a thermal transfer printer having a print station and a printhead operable for performing a printing operation.
07/31/14
20140208997
Batch-type resistance furnace made of phosphate concrete
The invention relates to designs for the linings and roofs of heat-engineering units for mechanical engineering and can be used in the construction of industrial furnaces in the metallurgical, heat-engineering, petroleum-processing and petrochemical industries, in the production of construction materials and in other branches of industry. The aim of the invention is to produce a strong refractory lining for resistance furnaces with a low consumption of electrical energy and a reduction in the weight and overall dimensions of the furnace.
07/24/14
20140208185
Rate adaptive irregular qc-ldpc codes from pairwise balanced designs for ultra-high-speed optical transports
Systems and methods for data transport include encoding one or more streams of input data using one or more quasi-cyclic low density parity check (qc-ldpc) encoders; controlling irregularity of the qc-ldpc encoded data while preserving the quasi-cyclic nature of the ldpc encoded data and eliminating the error floor phenomenon. A parity-check matrix may be partially reconfigured to adapt one or more code rates; and one or more signals are generated using a mapper, wherein the output of the mapper is modulated onto a transmission medium.
07/24/14
20140205165
Data administration system and method
The present invention relates to a data administration system (1a, 1b, 1c) comprising a sensor unit (10) for obtaining image data of at least a body part of a living being (2), a vital sign extraction unit (12) for extracting one or more vital signs of said living being (2) from the obtained image data of said living being (2), a feature extraction unit (14) for extracting one or more features of said living being (2) from the obtained image data of said living being (2), an identification unit (16) for determining the identity of said living being (2) by use of said one or more extracted features of said living being (2), and a data association unit (18) for associating the one or more extracted vital signs of said living being (2) with the determined identity of said living being (2).. .
07/24/14
20140203430
Interconnection designs and materials having improved strength and fatigue life
Methods and designs for increasing interconnect areas for interconnect bumps are disclosed. An interconnect bump may be formed on a substrate such that the interconnect bump extends beyond a contact pad onto a substrate.
07/24/14
20140202309
Stringed instrument plectrum cover
A stringed instrument plectrum cover that includes a formed structure having a conformal shape adapted to match the tear-drop shape of an instrument pick. The cover comprises a thickened member having an open interior.
07/24/14
20140202041
Shoe having a printed design and printing process for shoes
A shoe has a cohesive design/logo that spans the entirety of the shoe and the design is printed prior to assembly. The panels of the shoe are included on a large piece of material large enough to encompass all the panels of the shoes that will require printing.
07/17/14
20140201694
Wrap based fill in layout designs
Techniques for “wrapping” functional geometric elements with fill geometric elements are provided. With some implementations, functional geometric elements, such as geometric elements representing metal contact and interconnect structures, are identified in layout design data.
07/17/14
20140200697
System, method and apparatus for three-dimensional digital design content rights management
The present invention comprises a system and method for providing three-dimensional and maintaining digital design rights management. The invention comprises a first server computer configured to transmit, to user terminals, images associated with three-dimensional designs.
07/17/14
20140200528
Ultimate bikini under pads (ubup)
Ubup is an attractive feminine design alternative to the present menstrual pads. Under pads and panties are hybrid designs that are attractively feminine bikini panties.
07/17/14
20140200415
System for calibrating a ptt-based blood pressure measurement using arm height
The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. Sys, dia, spo2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g.
07/17/14
20140200054
Sensing case for a mobile communication device
A protective case for enveloping a smartphone incorporates at least one sensor for detecting stimuli arriving from outside of the smartphone. The case and the phone form an integral unit that possess extra features than the phone alone wouldn't have.
07/17/14
20140199902
Swim devices
A swim device comprising elongated foot pockets which surround each of the feet of the swimmer, continued distally with tapers ending in neckings connected in a functional manner to blades for each foot. The neckings of the tapers of both feet may be connected to one blade (monofin).
07/17/14
20140199812
Bump structural designs to minimize package defects
A method of forming a chip package includes providing a chip with a plurality of first copper post bumps having a first height of copper post. The method also includes providing a substrate with a plurality of second copper post bumps having a second height of copper post.
07/17/14
20140198144
Backpressure control unit, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus
A backpressure control unit that introduces a liquid from an external liquid holding unit and supplies the liquid to a main head unit for ejecting the liquid via a nozzle opening includes a flow channel member having an introduction channel, a valve member, and a supply channel, and a cover that that combines a base portion and a cover portion and houses the flow channel member therewithin. This provides a backpressure control unit that improves yields by absorbing discrepancies in properties of backpressure control valves to the greatest extent possible while at the same time making it possible to change designs in a flexible manner..
07/17/14
20140196721
Pressure release means and placement indicator for inflatable catheter or respiratory gas supply retention means
Under- and overinflation of retention balloons and cuffs for catheters including foley catheters, and for endotracheal tubes, tracheostomy tubes, laryngeal mask airways and similar devices is correlated with hospital acquired infections and with patient injury. In this patent, a solution that correctly inflates inflatable retention devices is taught, whereby a pressure release means is incorporated into the inflation pathway from the fluid input syringe to the retention means while inflating.
07/17/14
20140196673
Acoustically enhanced pet animal collar for health & vital signs monitoring, alert and diagnosis
An acoustically enhanced collar for monitoring vital signs of a pet animal, may comprise an elastic band having a working surface configured to wrap around a neck of a pet animal and an oppositely faced rear surface, at least one sensor element situated along a circumference of the band and configured to measure at least one bioparameter from the following bioparameters: temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, movement; at least one acoustic concentrator projecting as a bump toward the neck from the working surface on a first side of the at least one sensor element; at least one acoustic concentrator projecting as a bump toward the portion from the working surface on a second side of the at least one sensor element and acoustic balancers projecting from the rear surface at least partly behind the acoustic concentrators. Preferably, the acoustic concentrators and balancers have a base end having an “x” shape..
07/17/14
20140196196
Wide waistband and pant supporting undergarment
The present invention provides underwear that are configured for use with pants that are worn below the waistline of a user. The underwear may comprise a wide waistband that is configured to cover from one-third to one-half the total length of the underwear, whereby the waistband occupies an area from just above to just below the waistline of a user.
07/10/14
20140195716
Method and apparatus for dynamically allocating memory address space between physical memories
A memory address space for each of a plurality of physical memories in a microprocessor-based system is allocated prior to knowing the desired logical size of at least one of the physical memories. At least two of the allocated memory address spaces overlap at least a portion of each other.
07/10/14
20140195013
Extended active disturbance rejection controller
Multiple designs, systems, methods and processes for controlling a system or plant using an extended active disturbance rejection control (adrc) based controller are presented. The extended adrc controller accepts sensor information from the plant.
07/10/14
20140194996
Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools
Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint.
07/10/14
20140194793
Systems and methods for non-contact multiparameter vital signs monitoring, apnea therapy, apnea diagnosis, and snore therapy
Aspects of the of the disclosure relate to a non-contact physiological motion sensor and a monitor device that can incorporate use of the doppler effect. A continuous wave of electromagnetic radiation can be transmitted toward one or more subjects and the doppler-shifted received signals can be digitized and/or processed subsequently to extract information related to the cardiopulmonary motion in the one or more subjects.
07/10/14
20140194298
Methods and apparatus for detecting molecular interactions using fet arrays
Methods and apparatuses relating to large scale fet arrays for analyte detection and measurement are provided. Chemfet (e.g., isfet) arrays may be fabricated using conventional cmos processing techniques based on improved fet pixel and array designs that increase measurement sensitivity and accuracy, and at the same time facilitate significantly small pixel sizes and dense arrays.
07/10/14
20140194297
Methods and apparatus for detecting molecular interactions using fet arrays
Methods and apparatuses relating to large scale fet arrays for analyte detection and measurement are provided. Chemfet (e.g., isfet) arrays may be fabricated using conventional cmos processing techniques based on improved fet pixel and array designs that increase measurement sensitivity and accuracy, and at the same time facilitate significantly small pixel sizes and dense arrays.
07/10/14
20140193334
Targeted delivery and prodrug designs for platinum-acridine anti-cancer compounds and methods thereof
Acridine containing cisplatin compounds have been disclosed that show greater efficacy against cancer than other cisplatin compounds. Methods of delivery of those more effective cisplatin compounds to the nucleus in cancer cells is disclosed using one or more amino acids, one or more sugars, one or more polymeric ethers, c1-6alkylene-phenyl-nh—c(o)—r15, folic acid, αvβ3 integrin rgd binding peptide, tamoxifen, endoxifen, epidermal growth factor receptor, antibody conjugates, kinase inhibitors, diazoles, triazoles, oxazoles, erlotinib, and/or mixtures thereof; wherein r15 is a peptide..
07/10/14
20140191879
Casing detection tools and methods
Methods and tools for detecting casing position downhole is presented. The method utilizes electromagnetic.
07/10/14
20140191596
High efficiency permanent magnet machine
The present invention is a high efficiency permanent magnet machine capable of maintaining high power density. The machine is operable over a wide range of power output.
07/10/14
20140191565
Rim, airless tire and hubcap designs configured to directionally convey air and methods for their use
The present turbine fan rim, turbine fan airless tire and turbine fan hubcap designs are configured to remove air from under the underside of a moving vehicle when rotated in a particular direction, typically in a forward direction. This air movement can create a vacuum below the vehicle, which can create a down force on the vehicle increasing traction between the vehicle's tires and the road surface and lowering the vehicle's center of gravity.
07/10/14
20140191564
Rim, airless tire and hubcap designs configured to directionally convey air and methods for their use
The present turbine fan rim, turbine fan airless tire and turbine fan hubcap designs are configured to remove air from under the underside of a moving vehicle when rotated in a particular direction, typically in a forward direction. This air movement can create a vacuum below the vehicle, which can create a down force on the vehicle increasing traction between the vehicle's tires and the road surface and lowering the vehicle's center of gravity.
07/10/14
20140191482
3-ski snowbike
The 3-ski snow bike designs transform bicycles into 3-ski snow bikes that can be used for downhill and cross country snow biking. It consists of a bicycle frame with 1 permanent front ski instead of the front wheel and 2 detachable rear skis on each side.
07/10/14
20140191053
Railroad spikes and methods of making the same
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to improved designs of railroad spikes and improved methods of manufacturing the same. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for manufacturing a railroad spike may comprise the steps of: preparing a metal blank having a substantially circular cross-section; subjecting the metal blank to at least one cold heading process and at least one cold extrusion process to form a railroad spike having (a) a circular head with a fillet at its bottom side that is angled to engage a railroad tie plate or rail base and (b) a non-threaded shank with a substantially square cross-section and a chiseled tip; and coating the railroad spike with an anti-corrosion material..
07/03/14
20140189622
Partitioning designs to facilitate certification
This disclosure relates generally to field-programmable gate arrays (fpgas). Some implementations relate to methods and systems for partitioning fpga circuit designs to facilitate certification.
07/03/14
20140186479
Interchangeable molding designs
A molding member may include at least one interchangeable panel that may be interchanged after the molding member has been installed to a support structure. The molding member may allow the molding design to be replaced to match the desired appearance of the room in which the molding is attached.
07/03/14
20140185293
Interchangeable molding designs and lighting panels
A molding member may include at least one interchangeable panel that may be interchanged after the molding member has been installed to a support structure. The molding member may allow the molding design to be replaced to match the desired appearance of the room in which the molding is attached.
07/03/14
20140185275
Internally illuminated light diffusing footwear
An illumination system is housed in a footwear, the footwear including a sole and an upper. A structure and a liner form inner layers connected to the upper.
07/03/14
20140185225
Advanced datacenter designs
In an embodiment, a datacenter includes a silo-shaped enclosure defining a shelter from an environment and a plurality of racks having datacenter equipment and configured within the silo-shaped enclosure. The racks are configured in a substantially cylindrical arrangement that defines an interior channel to receive and expel an exhaust airflow communicated from a first side of the plurality of racks to a second side of the plurality of racks abutting the interior channel..
07/03/14
20140184339
High efficiency output stage amplification for radio frequency (rf) transmitters
Highly power efficient transmitter output stage designs are provided. In an embodiment, the probability density function (pdf) of an input signal is divided into a plurality of regions, and samples of the input signal are processed depending on the region of the pdf within which they fail.
07/03/14
20140184323
Hybrid digital/analog power amplifier
The invention may be embodied in radio frequency power amplifier (rf-pa) predriver circuits employing a hybrid analog/digital rf architecture including a resynchronizing digital-to-analog convertor to drive an efficient high-power output stage suitable for driving standard high power amplifier (hpa) output devices. The hybrid analog/digital rf architecture retains the advantages of high digital content integration found in conventional class-s architecture, while relaxing the performance requirements on the output transistors and on the bitstream generator.
07/03/14
20140184017
Rippled disc electrostatic generator/motor configurations utilizing magnetic insulation
Electrostatic generators/motors designs are provided that generally may include a first rippled stator centered about a longitudinal axis; a second rippled stator centered about the axis, a first rippled rotor centered about the axis and located between the first rippled stator and the second rippled stator. A magnetic field having field lines about parallel with the average plane of at least one of the first rippled stator or the second rippled stator is provided with either a halbach array configuration or a conductor array configuration..
07/03/14
20140183550
Parasitic inductance reduction for multilayered board layout designs with semiconductor devices
A highly efficient, single sided circuit board layout design providing magnetic field self-cancellation and reduced parasitic inductance independent of board thickness. The low profile power loop extends through active and passive devices on the top layer of the circuit board, with vias connecting the power loop to a return path in an inner layer of the board.
06/26/14
20140181780
Electromigration analysis for standard cell based designs
Methods and media for analyzing electrical designs are provided. A method includes and the media are configured for providing or loading to an analysis tool a design that includes a plurality of cell instances of a standard cell and estimating a failure rate of the design using in context electrical parameters for the plurality of cell instances and a parameterized electromigration (em) view of the standard cell.
06/26/14
20140181770
Printed substrate design system, and printed substrate design method
A printed substrate design system designs a substrate configuration of a printed substrate on which an ic and a passive component are mounted, and a cable is connected to the printed substrate. The printed substrate design system includes: an input unit that receives input of printed substrate design information; an emi characteristic derivation unit that derives an emi characteristic from the input printed substrate design information received by the input unit, the emi characteristic being a characteristic of emi occurring from the printed substrate; a determination criteria storage unit that stores an emi allowable condition being a condition of an allowable emi characteristic of the printed substrate; an emi condition determination unit that compares the emi characteristic derived by the emi characteristic derivation unit with the emi allowable condition stored in the determination criteria storage unit, the emi condition determination unit determining whether the emi characteristic of the printed substrate satisfies the emi allowable condition; a substrate configuration change unit that changes an internal configuration of the printed substrate in a case where the emi condition determination unit has determined that the emi allowable condition is not satisfied, the substrate configuration change unit setting design information of the printed substrate with the re-changed structure to design information for deriving the emi characteristic in the emi characteristic derivation unit; and an output unit that outputs a printed substrate configuration that satisfies the emi allowable condition in a case where the emi condition determination unit has determined the emi allowable condition is satisfied..
06/26/14
20140181764
Identifying hierarchical chip design intellectual property through digests
One method implementation disclosed includes detecting matching leaf cells that have functionally identical designs (optionally, similar designs) and assigning matching names for the matching leaf cells to replace original, non-matching names. Optionally, digests can be calculated for the leaf cells and used to detect similarities and/or differences.
06/26/14
20140180949
System and method for automated coding and testing of benefits
A system and method for automated coding and testing of insurance benefits is provided. The system comprises a user interface to receive data pertaining to benefits based on insurance benefits contracts and to create benefit plan designs (bpds) using the received data.
06/26/14
20140180390
Stent designs for reduced infolding of graft material
A stent-graft comprises a substantially tubular graft material, and a stent coupled to the graft material. The stent has proximal and distal ends and further has compressed and deployed states.
06/26/14
20140180288
Distal tip for bone fixation devices
Distal tip designs for bone fixation devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for bone fixation includes a delivery catheter having a proximal end and a distal end; an expandable member having a proximal region and a distal region, wherein the expandable member is releasably attached about the distal end of the delivery catheter at the proximal region of the expandable member; a distal cap attached to the distal region of the expandable member to seal the expandable member; a light conducting fiber; and a light-sensitive liquid; wherein the delivery catheter has an inner void for passage of a light-sensitive liquid into the expandable member to expand the expandable member and an inner lumen for passage of the light conducting fiber into the expandable member to cure the light-sensitive liquid inside the expandable member..
06/26/14
20140180116
Coupling structures for an ultrasound probe
A probe cap for use with an ultrasound probe including a head portion and an acoustic surface is disclosed. In one embodiment, the probe cap includes a body that defines a cavity sized for releasably receiving the head portion of the probe therein.


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