|| List of recent Signs-related patents
| Method to enhance double patterning routing efficiency|
A method for enabling jogging functionality in circuit designs utilizing dpt without the need for difficult to implement tools such as stitch-aware routing tools is disclosed. Embodiments include: displaying a user interface for generating an ic having a plurality of masks for a single layer; causing, at least in part, a presentation in the user interface of a cell placement of the ic that includes a filler cell; and designating a portion of the filler cell as a routing zone, the routing zone being configured such that routes placed in the routing zone are decomposable with other routes placed outside the filler cell..
| Information theoretic subgraph caching|
Computer-implemented techniques are disclosed for verifying circuit designs using subgraph caching. A device under test (dut) is modeled as a graph.
| Product designs with guidelines|
One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for product design customization are provided herein. An interface for product design customization is provided with an application component that can run a stationery application, a merge application, an ez print application, a photo paper application, etc.
| Limited reporduction of product designs|
One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for product design customization are provided herein. An interface for product design customization is provided with an application component that can run a stationery application, a merge application, an ez print application, a photo paper application, etc.
| Information theoretic caching for dynamic problem generation in constraint solving|
Computer-implemented techniques are disclosed for verifying circuit designs using dynamic problem generation. A device under test (dut) is modeled as part of a test bench where the test bench is a random process.
| Box-based architectural design|
A computer system automates the creation, modification, and rendering of digital designs of architectural structures. The system uses the mathematical cuboid—a three-dimensional object defined by its width, depth, and height—as its primitive element (fundamental building block).
| Machine-implemented method for obtaining data from a nonlinear dynamic real system during a test run|
In a machine-implemented method for obtaining data from a nonlinear dynamic real system during a test run, for instance an internal combustion engine, a drive-train or parts thereof, of a sequence of dynamic excitation signals for at least one measurement channel is generated according to a previously generated design of experiment for said test run and the system output of at least one output channel is measured. To enable the quick and precise generation of experimental designs for global measurement, modeling, and optimization of a nonlinear dynamic real system, it is proposed that the sequence of dynamic excitation signals was generated by the method of generating a design of experiment with a sequence of excitation signals, obtaining output data by feeding said sequence of excitation signals into a model for the real system, said model comprising nonlinear dynamic models, determining a criterion for the information content of the complete design of experiment sequence, and in a following step varying the totality of the sequence of excitation signals, obtaining new output data by feeding said modified sequence of excitation signals into the model for the real system, determining again said criterion for the for the information content, and repeating these steps until said criterion has reached its optimum value, using the last generated sequence of excitation signals as design of experiment for the test run of the real system..
| Method for manufacturing finfet|
Designs and fabrication of a finfet are provided. In one implementation, the fabrication can include forming a dielectric stripe on a substrate; implanting ions to the substrate by using the dielectric stripe as a mask so as to convert a surface layer of the substrate to an amorphous layer; forming an amorphous semiconductor layer on the substrate covering the dielectric stripe and recrystallizing each of the amorphous layer and the amorphous semiconductor layer to be a monocrystalline layer; processing regions beside two ends of the dielectric stripe to form a protective layer, the regions being predesigned as source and drain regions; forming recrystallized semiconductor spacers at two sides of the dielectric stripe uncovered by the protective layer, and forming recrystallized semiconductor blocks on regions covered by the protective layer; removing the dielectric stripe between the spacers so that the spacers can be formed as fin bodies..
| Multiplex y-str analysis|
Novel y-str multiplex analysis designs, primer design, allelic ladders, methods of use and kits are disclosed, including the use of primer sets designed to provide amplicons for at least 11 y-str loci having a base pair size of less than about 220 bp, as well as the use of primer sets designed to provide amplicons for at least 22 y-str loci including at least 5 rapidly mutating loci.. .
| Healthcare training system and method|
A healthcare simulation system includes a mannequin with active physiological characteristics, a display monitor adapted for displaying physiological parameters and a computer for controlling the mannequin and the monitor. A healthcare simulation method includes the steps of programming the computer with healthcare scenarios, operating active characteristics of the mannequin and dynamically displaying physiological parameters corresponding to patient vital signs.
| Battery designs with high capacity anode materials and cathode materials|
Improved high energy capacity designs for lithium ion batteries are described that take advantage of the properties of high specific capacity anode active compositions and high specific capacity cathode active compositions. In particular, specific electrode designs provide for achieving very high energy densities.
| System and method to align variable diffuser vane with direction of flow of working fluid|
Embodiments of systems and methods permit use of variable diffuser vanes in multi-stage compressor devices. These embodiments deploy a flow sensor to identify the direction of flow for a working fluid that transits the stages of the compressor device.
| Multiple lp mode fiber designs for mode division multiplexing|
The specification describes modified step index and graded index (grin) fibers with low core relative delta (near 0.8%) which have desirable properties for transmission. These lower delta fibers have lower attenuation losses due to reduced rayleigh scattering, which is desirable to improve performance in multiple mode multiplexing.
| Motherboard with card guide cutouts|
A system for mounting a flash blade in a storage system includes a motherboard with a series of card guide cutouts for aligning flash blades. A flash blade can be aligned perpendicular to the motherboard and aligned parallel to adjacent flash blades by inserting the flash blade into one of the card guide cutouts and connecting the flash blade to a connector at one end of the cutout.
| Nanophotonic scattering structure|
A method of designing a nanophotonic scattering structure can include establishing an initial design having an array of discrete pixels variable between at least two pixel height levels. A performance metric for the structure can be a function of the heights of the pixels.
| Image intensifier tube design for aberration correction and ion damage reduction|
The disclosure is directed to image intensifier tube designs for field curvature aberration correction and ion damage reduction. In some embodiments, electrodes defining an acceleration path from a photocathode to a scintillating screen are configured to provide higher acceleration for off-axis electrons along at least a portion of the acceleration path.
| Protective vehicle cover|
There is disclosed a protective vehicle cover, comprising of a water-proof canvas, a ply of foam, a ply of bubble-wrap, another water-proof canvas, and means of fastening; said foam and bubble-wrap are sewn in between, and together with two water-proof canvas. All materials are sewn together to compose the protective vehicle cover.
| Slim capacitance sensor for downhole applications|
A capacitive pressure sensor includes a stator which encircles a portion of a cylindrical diaphragm. This encircling forms a circumferential gap between the sidewalls of the stator and the diaphragm.
| Compensating for incomplete reversal in mechanisms incorporating shape memory alloy wire|
Shape memory alloy (sma) actuating elements are commonly simpler and of lower mass than alternative actuator designs and may find particular application in the transportation industry. Such sma-powered devices are usually reliable and long-lived but the phase transformations which occur in the sma alloy and are responsible for its utility are not totally reversible.
|Test design optimizer for configurable scan architectures|
Roughly described, a scan-based test architecture is optimized in dependence upon the circuit design under consideration. In one embodiment, a plurality of candidate test designs are developed.
|System and method for producing made-to-order designs on the surface of an extraterrestrial body|
A method for producing designs involves receiving a request to create a design on the surface of an extraterrestrial body, transmitting a control signal to a device on a vehicle on the extraterrestrial body, the control signal causing the device to create the design, and receiving an image signal providing an image of the design created on the surface. A device for producing the designs includes a surface altering tool configured to rearrange material on the surface.
Health monitoring devices allow for monitoring of the vital signs of a subject. Wireless devices can enable a subject's cardiac and/or respiratory functions to be monitored remotely, e.g.
|Vital signs monitor for controlling power-adjustable examination table|
The present invention pertains to devices and methods for increasing the ease of data gathering and efficiency of information flow in a clinical setting. The devices of the present invention comprise medical examination tables, dental examination chairs and vital signs monitors, all of which further comprise integrated hardware and software that allow these devices to effectively collect and communicate data in a manner that allows for greater ease of use of these devices and subsequent increased efficiency in the clinical space on the part of the clinician.
|Decorative enhancements for basketball nets|
A system of decorations may be applied to a basketball net to enhance the net's decorative appeal. Coloration of the net strands or links may be placed in any combination with decorative fill material placed between the strands and links, a decorative lattice surrounding the exterior surface of the net, or decorative patches affixed to the exterior of the net.
|System and method for capture and use of player vital signs in gameplay|
A computer-implemented method is provided for enabling virtual gameplay with a virtual character on a computing device. The player can access at least one video game and interact with the video game via a virtual character.
|Lithium battery having a protected lithium electrode and an ionic liquid catholyte|
Active metal and active metal intercalation electrode structures and battery cells having ionically conductive protective architecture including an active metal (e.g., lithium) conductive impervious layer separated from the electrode (anode) by a porous separator impregnated with a non-aqueous electrolyte (anolyte). This protective architecture prevents the active metal from deleterious reaction with the environment on the other (cathode) side of the impervious layer, which may include aqueous or non-aqueous liquid electrolytes (catholytes) and/or a variety of electrochemically active materials, including liquid, solid and gaseous oxidizers.
|Modular lamp controller|
A modular controller for a lamp allows for the easy addition of remote control to multiple lamp fixture designs. The controller housing protects circuitry from shorts and has a window included for receiving remote control signals.
|Non-uniform multi-facted reflector for rear combination lamp providing sparkle effect|
A rear combination lamp for a vehicle is disclosed, in which facets on a reflective surface impart relatively large angular deviations to their respective reflected beams. Reflected light from each facet is only visible over a particular angular range.
|Lens precursor with features for the fabrication of an ophthalmic lens|
This invention provides for the fabrication of ophthalmic lenses via the utilization of dmd shows and/or dmd files. More specifically, the use of the dmd shows and/or dmd files to generate lens precursor designs comprising described features to form part of a substructure for the fluid reactive media portion of the lens precursor and wherein the lens precursor can generate particular ophthalmic lens designs in a free-form manner using methods described herein..
|Compact antenna system|
The various embodiments include multiple antenna system designs for use in smaller sized mobile computing devices where spatial isolation of antennas may not be feasible. The various embodiments include at least an embodiment first antenna having a first arm and a second arm.
|Health monitoring appliance|
A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes; and a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance monitoring vital signs.. .
|Monitoring vital signs based on sensed changes to an electrical field|
Methods and systems for monitoring a well-being of a target are disclosed. In a method embodiment, data representing a process electric potential signal is received by a computer system.
|Low noise charge pump method and apparatus|
A charge pump method and apparatus is described having various aspects. Noise injection from a charge pump to other circuits may be reduced by limiting both positive and negative clock transition rates, as well as by limiting drive currents within clock generator driver circuits, and also by increasing a control node ac impedance of certain transfer capacitor coupling switches.
|Integrating a trench-gated thyristor with a trench-gated rectifier|
An integrated trench-mos-controlled-thyristor plus trench gated diode combination, in which the trenches are preferably formed at the same time. A backside polarity reversal process permits a backside p+ region in the thyristor areas, and only a backside n+ region in the diode areas (for an n-type device).
|Quasi-wall composite panel fencing system|
This invention relates to a modular fencing system composed of panels affixed to modular composite columns mounted onto base footings and encased with preformed laminate façades with custom designs. The panels consist of opposing pairs of composite sandwich core laminate sheets separated and affixed to a polymer filament truss matrix.
|Micro-balance sensor integrated with atomic layer deposition chamber|
The invention is directed to qcm measurements in monitoring ald processes. Previously, significant barriers remain in the ald processes and accurate execution.
|System, software and method for service management|
A system, software and a method are provided for management of service issues including knowledge articles, service designs, and performance metrics. Components are linked such that incremental real-time root cause analysis and problem solving may be provided.
|Partitionless multi user support for hardware assisted verification|
Embodiments of the disclosed technology are directed toward facilitating the concurrent emulation of multiple electronic designs in a single emulator without partition restrictions. In certain exemplary embodiments, an emulation environment comprising an emulator and an emulation control station is provided.
|System and method for realizing a building using automated building massing configuration generation|
Computer based methods and systems for evaluating different building designs are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method involves generating a first set of different building massing configurations using a shape grammar, storing the generated first set of different building massing configurations in a building massing library, reducing the first set of different building massing configurations according to a parameter search to form a second set of different building massing configurations, the second set being a subset of the first set, and using the second set of different building massing configurations to evaluate an aspect of a building system..
|Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof|
The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine and methods for inserting said discs. The present invention also relates to prosthetic spinal disc designs that are implanted using a transforaminal approach, methods thereof, and apparatus thereof..
|Modular intraocular lens designs and methods|
A modular iol system including intraocular primary and secondary components, which, when combined, form an intraocular optical correction device, wherein the secondary component is placed on the primary component within the perimeter of the capsulorhexis, thus avoiding the need to touch or otherwise manipulate the capsular bag. The secondary component may be manipulated, removed, and/or exchanged for a different secondary component for correction or modification of the optical result, on an intra-operative or post-operative basis, without the need to remove the primary component and without the need to manipulate the capsular bag.
|Stepwise electrode assembly having variously-shaped corner and secondary battery, battery pack and device comprising the same|
There is provided an electrode assembly having steps including: a first electrode stair including at least one first electrode unit; and a second electrode stair including at least one second electrode unit having an area different from that of the first electrode unit, wherein the first electrode stair and the second electrode stair are stacked to be adjacent, separated by at least one separator as a boundary therebetween and including one or more electrode laminates having steps formed by a difference between areas of the first electrode stair and the second electrode stair, and shapes of the corners of the first electrode stair and the second electrode stair having steps are different. There is also provided a secondary battery including the electrode assembly.
|Active backplane designs|
A backplane device may include an electrical bus, an optical fabric, and a plurality of card sockets. A particular one of the plurality of card sockets may include a first socket configured to receive a first electrical connector of a card and electrically connect the first electrical connector to the electrical bus; and a conversion device comprising a second socket configured to receive a second electrical connector of the card; and an optical transceiver configured to convert electrical signals received from the second electrical connector to optical signals and provide the optical signals to the optical fabric; and convert optical signals received from the optical fabric to electrical signals and provide the electrical signals to the second electrical connector..
|Reconfigurable computer docking station|
A method and system for adaptively docking with computers of different designs are provided. In one version, an electrical communications connector (hereinafter, “docking connector”) is coupled with a docking station frame, wherein the docking connector may be positioned relative to the frame.
|Automated layout and design for recording text and images in any of disparate three-dimensional objects|
Systems and methods for providing automated layouts and designs for recording text and images on any of a plurality of disparate three-dimensional objects. Server-based processing engine for automatically imposing designs and text onto consumer electronic devices and method for delivering the same to consumers..
|Methods and devices for the detection of biofilms|
Methods and devices for the detection of corrosive biofilms and microbiologically influenced (mic) corrosion rates are based upon the electrogenicity of the biofilms. The device may comprise a passive sensor having at least one first electrode, at least one second electrode, and an external circuit for electrically connecting the first electrode to the second electrode.
A deformable label processor and related methods are described. The processor is heated and urged against a label, such as a heat transfer label, to apply one or more designs from the label and/or the label itself onto a container or other surface.
|Swappable handle system for fashion accessories|
A container apparatus comprises a swappable accessory that can be customized to myriads designs and styles by interchanging the compartment body and the swappable portion. The swappable accessory of the present invention is firmly secured onto the bag and can be hidden partially if desired, such that the styles and aesthetic appearances of the container apparatus are maximized..
|Curing or sealing compositions for concrete and cement, and methods for the preparations and use thereof|
Disclosed are wax emulsion compositions for curing or sealing concrete and cement formulations, methods for preparing and processes for using the same. The modifiers are applicable to curing or sealing membranes, used in roadways, highways, parking lots and other freshly placed or poured concrete surfaces to retain moisture and achieve high compressive strengths.
|Timing-aware test generation and fault simulation|
Disclosed herein are exemplary methods, apparatus, and systems for performing timing-aware automatic test pattern generation (atpg) that can be used, for example, to improve the quality of a test set generated for detecting delay defects or holding time defects. In certain embodiments, timing information derived from various sources (e.g.
|System and method for inferring higher level descriptions from rtl topology based on naming similarities and dependency|
A system and methods are disclosed for inferring higher level descriptions of circuit connectivity from register transfer level (rtl) netlists in order to provide more understandable and manageable design descriptions for complex system-on-chip (soc) designs. In particular, rule-based interface matching is automatically performed by analyzing actual port names on instances of functional elements and blocks to form signal groupings that comprise a higher-level abstracted description.
|Segmented scaffold designs|
Segmented scaffolds composed of disconnected scaffold segments with overlapping end rings are disclosed. Scaffolds with at least one discontinuous link are also disclosed..
|Method for measuring human vital signs and portable terminal adopting the same|
A method for measuring human vital signs and a portable terminal adopting the same provides accurate measurements without increasing the thickness of power usage of the portable terminal. The portable terminal includes: a surface acoustic wave (saw) sensor module disposed on a predetermined position of a portable terminal main body to detect characteristic parameter of human body; a signal transceiving module used to perform communication with the saw sensor module, to receive an echo signal of the saw sensor module; and a data processing module used to process the echo signal from the saw sensor module to obtain the human vital signs.
|Microfluidic and nanofluidic devices, systems, and applications|
The present invention discloses the integration of programmable microfluidic circuits to achieve practical applications to process biochemical and chemical reactions and to integrate these reactions. In some embodiments workflows for biochemical reactions or chemical workflows are combined.
|Sulfur melting system and method|
A system and a method are provided for melting solid sulfur and maintaining the resulting molten sulfur in liquid state. The system and the method may be fabricated, installed and operated at low capital costs, with high throughput rates at high operating efficiencies and low maintenance costs.
|High-pressure, high-temperature magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance devices and processes for making and using same|
Re-usable ceramic magic angle spinning (mas) nmr rotors constructed of high-mechanic strength ceramics are detailed that include a sample compartment that maintains high pressures up to at least about 200 atmospheres (atm) and high temperatures up to about least about 300° c. During operation.
|Method, apparatus and remote control for annular-selector based television interaction|
The invention provides method and apparatus and remote control for annular-selector based television interaction. The method includes receiving rotation information of an annular selector sent by a remote control provided with the annular selector; obtaining a rotational displacement of a menu or cursor according to the rotation information; redrawing the menu or cursor on a display interface according to the rotational displacement, so as to control the menu or cursor to rotate according to the rotational displacement; and receiving a confirmation signal sent by the remote control, and selecting an option, corresponding to a position where the cursor is, on the menu.
|Automatic color adjustment of a template design|
The present invention generates a color template design to format a presentation. According to one aspect, a plurality of template designs are provided on a visual display.
|Multi-hole concealer strip|
The multi-hole concealer strip conceals any exposed holes in cabinetry designs. It is a decorative strip that accents any cabinet with a smooth appearance to leave a finished look to the cabinetry..
|Design code pattern comprising information deciphered by digital device and operating system for same|
Disclosed is a design code pattern capable of utilizing the elements having a freedom degree of a design and an aesthetic value in a design side by storing information of a suitable size in consideration of characteristics where a large amount of information is not required to connect with a target server by a gateway. The coded information is expressed as the design patterns including a plurality of design individuals wherein the number and order are applied to the design individuals on the basis of sizes and shapes of the designs..
|Wafer pod gas charging apparatus|
A wafer pod gas charging apparatus includes a machine, on which different types of nozzles are introduced. One type of the nozzles is designed to have an inner tube elastically movable in an outer sleeve.
|Connecting mechanism for medial and lateral polyethylene bearing surfaces for knee replacement|
Disclosed herein are improved methods, apparatus and/or systems for a tibial implant assembly that can facilitate balancing, positioning, insertion, locking and maneuvering of the modular tibial inserts during knee surgery. The system may include a plurality of modular tibial inserts with locking or engagement mechanisms that allow creation of a modular insert assembly, and a corresponding tibial tray and optional tray components.
|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.
|Stent and stent-graft designs|
The present embodiments provide stents and stent-grafts for use in medical procedures. In one embodiment, a stent comprises a series of proximal apices, a series of distal apices, and at least one imaging element.
Rectangular carpet modules or “planks” and installation of such planks having the continuous appearance of broadloom carpet or a wide variety of other effective, human scale designs. “planks” sized approximately ¼ meter (25 cm) by 1 meter (100 cm) (or approximately 9 inches by 36 inches) are particularly effective..
|Iterative covariance inversion based on linear receiver designs|
A method of wireless communication includes receiving a wireless signal at a linear receiver, and iteratively computing an inverted covariance matrix in frequency domain, one channel code at a time. The method also includes computing receiver demodulation coefficients based on the inverted covariance matrix and the frequency domain channel estimate or time domain channel estimate.
|Fixtures for large area directional and isotropic solid state lighting panels|
Reflector designs for a large area panel light source create induced draft cooling means adjacent to the panel light source. The panel light source has a wavelength conversion element on a solid state light source for emitting light of a first and second wavelength to form a broader emission spectrum of light from the panel light source..
|Common mode termination with c-multiplier circuit|
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide input termination circuits that overcome the deficiencies of conventional designs. Specifically, embodiments eliminate large-on chip bypass capacitors that are commonly used for common mode termination, and instead use an active capacitor-multiplier (c-multiplier) circuit at the common mode node.
|Quick release skateboard wheel|
The apparatus and system described is directed to securing a wheel to an axel without the use of separate tools or devices. The present invention allows for securing the wheel to the axel through the use of a specialized locking mechanism and wheel bearing.
|Bipolar junction transistor with spacer layer|
New designs for silicon carbide (sic) bipolar junction transistors (bjts) and new methods of manufacturing such sic bjts are described. The sic bjt comprises a collector region, a base region and an emitter region disposed as a stack, the emitter region and part of the base region forming a mesa.
|Blow molded fencing system|
A fence system including fence sections including singular blow-molded pickets that engage with fence rails using no additional parts and wherein the pickets show no external signs of functional engagement between the pickets and fence rails (e.g., pickets having substantially planar surfaces common to traditional wooden picket fence designs).. .
|Vapor vacuum heating systems and integration with condensing vacuum boilers|
In order to solve the numerous problems with existing steam, vacuum, and hot water heating systems, first presented is a novel system and method for a vapor vacuum system having low temperature condensate return which can operate without steam traps in both single-pipe and dual-pipe configurations. Secondly is disclosed systems and methods for integrating the disclosed vapor vacuum system with a condensing boiler.
|Integrated lubrication module for compressors|
In accordance with certain embodiments, the present invention provides a modular approach to a lubrication package. Certain components such as the filter and cooler are directly connected to a block that has connections to accept them and internal porting to establish the proper flow paths for circulation, cooling and filtration of the circulating lubricant.
|Customizable gift wrap|
In an embodiment, a gift wrap is provided with a graphic. The user may customize the graphic with designs such as stickers, stencils, and stampers as well as with writing instruments.