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Date/App# patent app List of recent Signs-related patents
08/18/16
20160241973 
 Hearing aid antenna with symmetrical performance patent thumbnailHearing aid antenna with symmetrical performance
Left/right (l/r) hearing assistance device (ha) symmetrical performance of the antenna is highly desired when using the same ha design for both the left and the right ears. Physical symmetry and loading of the antenna, both internal and external to the ha, is usually not possible because the antenna should avoid the microphone, battery, and switch locations within the ha.

08/18/16
20160241753 
 Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same patent thumbnailImaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same
An imaging lens includes an aperture stop and first to fifth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. Through designs of surfaces of the lens elements and relevant optical parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd


08/18/16
20160240481 
 Interposer substrate, semiconductor structure and fabricating process thereof patent thumbnailInterposer substrate, semiconductor structure and fabricating process thereof
Described herein are interposer substrate designs for warpage control, semiconductor structures including said interposer substrates, and fabricating processes thereof. An interposer substrate defines a cavity and further includes a reinforcement structure, wherein the reinforcement structure is used to control warpage of the semiconductor package structure..
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238075 
 Bearing outer race oil supply for thin film fluidic damping patent thumbnailBearing outer race oil supply for thin film fluidic damping
An improved film damper oil delivery pathway from an oil reservoir to a thin film fluidic damper is provided. An oil supply tube may be configured to mate to a bearing outer race.
United Technologies Corporation


08/18/16
20160236738 
 Apparatus and  building a product from a base member and one or more attaching members patent thumbnailApparatus and building a product from a base member and one or more attaching members
An apparatus capable of building products including an adhesive application member, which is capable of applying an adhesive to a first base member along a first predetermined pattern and to a second base member along a second predetermined pattern, and a tooling block, which is capable of receiving a first set of one or more attaching members and applying the first set of one or more attaching members to the first base member and is capable of receiving a second set of one or more attaching members and applying the second set of one or more attaching members to the second base member. The apparatus is capable of building products of differing design aspects without significant changes to the apparatus's components.
Android Industries Llc


08/18/16
20160236507 
 Method for creating simulated tile wall patent thumbnailMethod for creating simulated tile wall
A method of manufacturing a tile sheet for a shower wall or bath enclosure in which a user designs a tile pattern which is stored in a database. An acrylic sheet is placed on a frame and clamped in place.
Luxury Bath Liners, Inc.


08/18/16
20160236417 
 Dynamic cellular microstructure construction patent thumbnailDynamic cellular microstructure construction
Dynamic cellular microstructure designs customize production in an additive manufacturing construction. A seamless mesh generated from an input shape, based on available scans and/or surface designs, is supplemented with curvature data derived from the input shape.
Ntopology Inc.


08/18/16
20160236415 
 Dynamic cellular microstructure construction patent thumbnailDynamic cellular microstructure construction
Dynamic cellular microstructure designs customize production in an additive manufacturing construction. A seamless mesh generated from an input shape, based on available scans and/or surface designs, is supplemented with curvature data derived from the input shape.
Ntopology Inc.


08/18/16
20160235587 
 Modular intraocular lens designs and methods patent thumbnailModular 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.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate


08/18/16
20160235367 
 Device for contactless monitoring of patient's vital signs patent thumbnailDevice for contactless monitoring of patient's vital signs
Device for contactless monitoring of a patient's vital signs in the form of a measuring mat comprising at least one measuring element. The measuring element comprises a piezoelectric sensor with a first and a second conductive electrode and a piezoelectric element.
Linet Spol. S R.o.


08/18/16
20160235352 

Methods and systems for determining subject-specific parameters for a neuromodulation therapy


A neurological control system for modulating activity of any component or structure comprising the entirety or portion of the nervous system, or any structure interfaced thereto, generally referred to herein as a “nervous system component.” the neurological control system generates neural modulation signals delivered to a nervous system component through one or more neuromodulators to control neurological state and prevent neurological signs and symptoms. Such treatment parameters may be derived from a neural response to previously delivered neural modulation signals sensed by one or more sensors, each configured to sense a particular characteristic indicative of a neurological or psychiatric condition..
Cyberonics, Inc.


08/18/16
20160235312 

Automatic camera adjustment for remote photoplethysmography


The present invention relates to a device (12) for obtaining a vital sign of a subject (14), comprising an interface (22) for receiving a set of image frames (24) of a subject (14), a signal extraction unit (26) for extracting a photoplethysmographic (ppg) signal of the subject (14) from said set of image frames (24), a signal evaluation unit (28) for determining a feature of said ppg signal indicative of the information content of the extracted ppg signal with respect to a desired vital sign of the subject (14), a processing unit (30) for determining a binning configuration based on the determined feature of the extracted ppg signal, said binning configuration being provided for controlling binning of image pixels of an image frame; and a vital signs determination unit (32) for determining vital sign information from the extracted ppg signal.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/11/16
20160234967 

Heat management and removal assemblies for semiconductor devices


This patent disclosure describes heat management and removal assemblies for electronic devices that generate heat during use. The disclosed assemblies are particularly useful for cooling insulated gate bipolar transistors (igbts).
Caterpillar Inc.


08/11/16
20160234853 

Signaling designs for network assisted interference cancellation and suppression


Signaling designs for network assisted interference cancellation and suppression signaling can be valuable in connection with addressing issues of interference. Signaling designs may be valuable, for example, in network-assisted interference cancellation and suppression.
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


08/11/16
20160234043 

Clock phase adaptation for precursor isi reduction


Systems and methods of mitigating precursor isis for communication channels having time-variant precursor channel responses using digital circuit designs. A phase adaptation circuit is utilized in a receiver and configured to generate a phase control signal responsive to an input signal and based on the current precursor channel response.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation


08/11/16
20160233157 

Slot designs in wide metal lines


A method and structure for slots in wide lines to reduce stress. An example embodiment method and structure for is an interconnect structure comprising: interconnect comprising a wide line.
Globalfoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.


08/11/16
20160232697 

Systems, processes, and computer program products for creating geo-location-based visual designs and arrangements originating from geo-location-based imagery


Systems, processes, and computer program products for creating visual designs and arrangements that originate from an image or images are provided. In particular, the present subject matter relates to systems, processes, and computer program products for taking captured images of an intended operating environment and creating visual designs that create visual confusion that can be utilized to disguise a recognizable form of a person or an object by breaking up its outline using portions, magnifications and distortions of a single captured image, portions, magnifications and distortions of multiple captured images, and/or disruptive patterns that can projected on an image screen or can be printed on a material..
Military Wraps Research And Development, Inc.


08/11/16
20160232323 

Patient health state compound score distribution and/or representative compound score based thereon


A method includes generating at least first and second histograms respectively for at least first and second sets of vital sign measurements using at least first and second predetermined bins. The first and second sets of the vital sign measurements each include at least two measurements acquired at different times, and the first and second vital sign are different vital signs.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/11/16
20160232269 

Dynamic weighting and ranking of circuit designs for analog circuit design optimization


A method for analog circuit design includes the steps of (a) simulating a plurality of initial designs of an analog circuit with a computer to generate a search space that contains a plurality of parameter values, (b) allocating to each of the parameter values (i) a respective designer weight and (i) a respective dynamic weight, (c) adjusting one or more of the dynamic weights of the parameter values in response to a failure to convert the initial designs of the analog circuit into a final design of the analog circuit to generate adjusted dynamic weights, and (d) ranking the initial designs of the analog circuit in response to said parameter values as weighted by the adjusted dynamic weights to identify a subset of the initial designs. The final design of the analog circuit is based on the subset of the initial designs of the analog circuit..
Thalia Design Automation Ltd.


08/11/16
20160232268 

Generation of circuit design populations for analog circuit design optimization


A method for analog circuit design includes the steps of (a) evaluating an initial population comprising a plurality of initial designs of an analog circuit using a computer to determine to breed a plurality of new designs that satisfy one or more regions of operation or one or more specification criteria, (b) selecting a plurality of subsets of the initial designs based on a plurality of different techniques to establish a plurality of selected designs, (c) recombining some of the selected designs to generate a plurality of recombined designs, and (d) mutating some of the recombined designs to generate the new designs.. .
Thalia Design Automation Ltd.


08/11/16
20160232267 

Corner process for analog circuit design optimization


A method for analog circuit design includes the steps of (a) generating a plurality of initial designs of an analog circuit with a computer, (b) generating one or more intermediate designs of the analog circuit based on a selection of a plurality of characteristics from a subset of the initial designs, (c) combining the intermediate designs in each corner of a plurality of process corners, a plurality of voltage corners and a plurality of temperature corners to establish an intermediate population of the intermediate designs, and (d) searching the intermediate population of the intermediate designs to locate a final design of the analog circuit that is optimal across all of the corners.. .
Thalia Design Automation Ltd.


08/11/16
20160232266 

Yield process for analog circuit design optimization


A method for analog circuit design includes the steps of (a) simulating a plurality of initial designs of an analog circuit with a simulation that is based on random values and is executed in a computer to generate a plurality of respective yield values, (b) retaining the initial designs of the analog circuit where the respective yield value exceeds a threshold, (c) evaluating the retained designs of the analog circuit with an extreme value analysis to generate respective upper confidence intervals and respective lower confidence intervals of the retained designs, and (d) marking the retained designs as passed where a plurality of electrical specification values of the analog circuit fall below the respective lower confidence intervals. A final design of the analog circuit is based on the retained designs marked as passed..
Thalia Design Automation Ltd.


08/11/16
20160231531 

Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same


An imaging lens includes first to fifth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. Through designs of surfaces of the lens elements and relevant optical parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160229279 

Reversible engine mount


An engine mount for a motor vehicle that is capable of being mounted in two orientations such that it allows two different series of engine designs to be installed in the vehicle while maintaining prescribed mounting elevations for either series of engine design. The engine mount is accompanied by a second engine mount of identical design serving the same purpose of determining the engine's mount height, but also providing a second attachment to support the engine and bear engine loads.
Hasport Performance, Inc.


08/11/16
20160229217 

Reversible dividers


A divider assembly is shown and described herein. The divider assembly may divide a stack of sheets, the divider assembly may include a body and a tab extending from the body.
Ccl Label, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228110 

Systems and methods for facilitating closure of bodily openings


The present embodiments provide a system for facilitating closure of a bodily opening. In one embodiment, the system comprises an anchor having a deployed state dimensioned for engaging tissue surrounding the opening, a first tether coupled to the anchor and extending proximally therefrom, and a graft member comprising a first bore disposed therein.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


08/11/16
20160228067 

System and intelligent monitoring of patient vital signs


System and method for monitoring a patient is disclosed. The system and method provides a diagnosis of the patient based on a collective analysis of multiple sensor readings of the patient, environmental factor around the patient, and patient's physical behavioral patterns.
Trulywireless, Llc


08/11/16
20160228060 

Patient worn sensor assembly


A patient worn sensor assembly for detecting, recording, and communicating patient vital signs includes several structural features that can provide increased signal quality, reduction in signal noise, increased patient comfort, increased reliability, and increased adhesion to a patient's skin. The patient worn sensor can track vital sign information such as blood pressure, body temperature, respiratory rate, blood oxygenation, heart rhythm (via ecg), heart rate, blood glucose level, and hydration (bio-impedance) levels.
Vios Medical Singapore Pte Ltd


08/11/16
20160227854 

Methods for producing garments and garment designs


The present disclosure is generally directed to methods for producing garments and garment designs. More particularly, disclosed are methods for producing figure-flattering garments and garment designs that create an optical illusion of an anatomical feature.

08/04/16
20160226131 

Waveguides for digital communication devices


Various of the disclosed embodiments use ito and ito-like materials or structures to serve as a waveguide for device communications, e.g., for mobile phone communication. Various embodiments employ an economical design, wherein one or more wireless antennas are integrated into or in conjunction with the display of a communications device as a waveguide antenna.
Facebook, Inc.


08/04/16
20160224717 

Method for an efficient modeling of the impact of device-level self-heating on electromigration limited current specifications


An efficient method of calculating maximum current limits for library gates in which a current limit includes the impact of self-heating effects associated with the maximum current. A maximum current solution is obtained in a self-consistent fashion, providing a way of determining the self-consistent solution in a rapid fashion without extensive numerical calculations or simulations.
Globalfoundries Inc.


08/04/16
20160223589 

Dual rf test connection in portable device


A system and method of circuit board and device construction provide an rf testing connection for thin devices that lack space between their printed circuit board (pcb) and their housing for a test connection. In particular, in designs wherein the device pcb lies against the rear housing of the device, the use of a dedicated test connector on the back of the main pcb is problematic, but a circuit configuration is provided such that a removable test connection can be used without affecting the operation of the device or the configuration of the pcb itself..
Motorola Mobility Llc


08/04/16
20160221845 

Magnetic ballast clarification designs and applications


The present invention relates to new and novel magnetic collector designs and applications to improve present magnetic ballast clarification designs to remove solids from high flow rates of water.. .

08/04/16
20160221548 

Soft tipped pole and braking system for recreational use


Soft-tipped pole designs and methods for their use on pavement are disclosed. The soft, gripping pole tip can slow down a roller skier or skateboarder by slowing down the rider directly and by providing increased rider stability during breaking.

08/04/16
20160221295 

Injection molding of hollow articles


Described are joint designs, tooling, and molding methods for a hollow object, such as an automobile bolster. The methods and structures provide a process and system that facilitates mold alignment, part alignment, material strength, design adaptability, efficient processing, reduced labor, increased production rates, reduced energy consumption per part, aesthetically pleasing surfaces, and reduces or eliminates the need for welding..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/04/16
20160220827 

Construction for an implantable medical device having a battery affixed to the case


Designs and methods of construction for an implantable medical device employ an internal support structure. The single-piece support structure holds various electronic components such as a communication coil and a circuit board, and further is affixed to a battery, thus providing a subassembly that is mechanically robust.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


08/04/16
20160220312 

Implant design analysis suite


A method for anatomical analysis and joint implant design. Embodiments provide users with the ability to anatomically analyze a single bone or a series of bones that exist in a database, evaluate surgical landmarks and axes, identify differences among specific characteristics of a given population, and modify existing implants or create new implant designs based on anatomical analyses..
Zimmer, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220185 

Two-layer tension measurement system for compression garments


A two layer compression garment measuring system that displays a pressure indicia when the garment is stretched, wherein the pressure indicia is displayed by moving from a position under an opaque layer of material (at low or no pressure) to a position under a window or transparent or translucent layer of material (at higher pressure). When the indicia can be seen by an observer through the window or transparent or translucent layer, then the higher pressure has been reached.
Circaid Medical Products, Inc.


07/28/16
20160219601 

Methods to support measurements for user equipment


Methods to support measurements for lte user equipments are proposed. Due to reduced bandwidth design for cost reduction, resources for ues are limited to contiguous six physical resource block (prb) pairs (1.4 mhz).
Mediatek Inc.


07/28/16
20160219587 

Control channel and data channel design for user equipment


Control channel and data channel design for lte user equipments are proposed. Due to reduced bandwidth design for cost reduction, resources for ues are limited to contiguous six physical resource block (prb) pairs (1.4 mhz).
Mediatek Inc.


07/28/16
20160218894 

Methods and systems for high bandwidth communications interface


Systems and methods are described for transmitting data over physical channels to provide a high bandwidth, low latency interface between a transmitting device and a receiving device operating at high speed with low power utilization. Communication is performed using group signaling over sets of four wires using a vector signaling code, where each wire of a set carries a low-swing signal that may take on one of four signal values.
Kandou Labs, S.a.


07/28/16
20160216482 

Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same


An imaging lens includes first to sixth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. Through designs of surfaces of the lens elements and relevant lens parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216481 

Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same


An imaging lens includes first to sixth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. Through designs of surfaces of the lens elements and relevant optical parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160214365 

Method and manufacturing decorative glass, mirror and other substrates


A method and apparatus for printing onto substrates, including glass and minor, uses ultraviolet-curable ink to print indicia onto the substrate. The method may be applied to a glass pane, for example for architectural glass, signage and other uses.
Imagic Glass Inc.


07/28/16
20160213150 

Portable seat apparatus and method


A portable seating apparatus and method for easy assembly/disassembly of the same is described. The apparatus is designed for easy display of theme based design components which may be easily changed with minimal effort and complication.

07/28/16
20160213142 

Multiple access furniture chest


The multiple access chest provides a user with flexibility to access contents of the chest using various access points. The chest allows opening to the fullest extend allowing the user to easily find the desired contents without effort.

07/21/16
20160212275 

Stable low power mode for multicarrier transceivers


A stable low power mode (lpm) for multicarrier transceivers is described that at least provides transmit power savings while enabling receiver designs that can easily operate without the detrimental effects of fluctuating crosstalk. In one exemplary embodiment, the lpm achieves power savings by reducing the number of used subcarriers without actually performing a power cutback on those subcarriers, thereby allowing a receiver to measure the snr or noise levels and determine the crosstalk noise on the line regardless of a crosstalking modem being in a lpm or not..
Tq Delta, Llc


07/21/16
20160212020 

Selection of resource providers for multi-tenancy provision of building blocks


Process requests for services from users of a plurality of tenants, determine parameters to input into service designs based on each of the requests and each of the corresponding tenants, input the determined parameters into the service designs, select a specific resource provider of the building blocks at run time based on the parameters and the service designs, and instantiate the building blocks.. .
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


07/21/16
20160211825 

Systems and methods for enhanced high frequency power bias tee designs


Systems and methods for enhanced high frequency power bias tee designs are provided. In one embodiment, a bias tee network comprises: a first port configured to couple across a data line comprising a first electrically conducting line and a second electrically conducting line; a second port configured to couple to a power port of an electrical device; and a distributed impedance interface coupled between the power supply unit and the differential data line, wherein the distributed impedance interface includes a ferrite impedance gradation network having a plurality of ferrite impedance elements series coupled in an order of progressing impedance, wherein a low impedance end of the first ferrite impedance gradation network is coupled to the first port..
Commscope Connectivity Uk Limtied


07/21/16
20160211640 

Fat-fiber adapter for pump use


As kilowatt class fiber laser and amplifier systems become more in demand, there are ongoing efforts to improve optical fiber laser and amplifier designs to maximize efficiency and further increase the capacity of these high-energy optical fiber lasers and amplifiers. The present disclosure provides a fiber laser or amplifier system configured to efficiently and conveniently generate and couple high numerical aperture and high-energy pump light into a fiber laser or amplifier system..
Ofs Fitel, Llc


07/21/16
20160211639 

Pump and signal combiner for high numerical aperture use


As kilowatt class fiber laser and amplifier systems become more in demand, there are ongoing efforts to improve optical fiber laser and amplifier designs to maximize efficiency and further increase the capacity of these high-energy optical fiber lasers and amplifiers. The present disclosure provides a fiber laser or amplifier system configured to efficiently and conveniently generate and couple high numerical aperture and high-energy pump light into a fiber laser or amplifier system..
Ofs Fitel, Llc


07/21/16
20160211635 

Deflection compensating press tools


Press tools and particularly crimp tools having a c-frame tool head are described which are configured such that upon a typical use load, the c-frame head deflects to a position in which mating components or surfaces are aligned. Also described are c-frame heads that utilize a particular deflection compensating engagement connection between a piston and a ram die holder.
Ridge Tool Company


07/21/16
20160211507 

Positive electrode active materials with composite coatings for high energy density secondary batteries and corresponding processes


A composite coated form of lithium cobalt oxide is described that can achieve improved cycling at higher voltages. Liquid phase and combined liquid and solid phase coating processes are described to effectively form the composite coated powders.
Envia Systems, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211337 

Iii-nitride transistor with solderable front metal


Some exemplary embodiments of a iii-nitride power device including a hemt with multiple interconnect metal layers and a solderable front metal structure using solder bars for external circuit connections have been disclosed. The solderable front metal structure may comprise a tri-metal such as tiniag, and may be configured to expose source and drain contacts of the hemt as alternating elongated digits or bars.
Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.


07/21/16
20160210747 

Method of analyzing, displaying, organizing and responding to vital signals


A system for monitoring vital signs includes: an imaging device for acquiring video image files of a living individual; a data analysis system including a processor and memory; a computer program running in the data analysis system to automatically analyze the video images, autonomously identify an area in the images where periodic movements associated with a selected vital sign may be detected and quantified; and, an interface that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to the waveform of the selected vital sign. The system may include a graphical user interface, which may display a visual graph of the waveform and a single video frame or a video stream of the individual..

07/21/16
20160209599 

Ruggedized fiber optic connectors and connection systems


Example fiber optic connector systems have rugged, robust designs that are environmentally sealed and that are relatively easy to install and uninstall in the field. Some connector systems can be configured in the field to be compatible with different styles of fiber optic adapters.
Tyco Electronicss Raychem Bvba


07/21/16
20160206476 

Eye cover device


Many people like to spend time in the sun, in particularly sunbathing. The risks of exposure to the sun are well documented, such as aging of the skin caused by ultraviolet light rays and development of skin pigmentation.
Occles Ltd


07/14/16
20160203395 

Transparent radio frequency identification transponder


A radio frequency identification (rfid) transponder that includes an rfid chip, a loop that is electrically connected to the rfid chip, and a substantially transparent antenna coupled to the loop. In various embodiments, the rfid transponder can be affixed over a light source (e.g., vehicle headlights) while preserving the luminance from the light source.
Neology, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203243 

Subthreshold standard cell library


A subthreshold standard cell library addresses the energy efficiency of electronic systems, thereby significantly reducing power consumption. Recent energy performance requirements are causing the next-generation system manufacturers to explore approaches to lower power consumption.
United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


07/14/16
20160203239 

Method and analysis for holistic casing design for planning and real-time


The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for determining a suitable casing design for a well. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations for receiving historical data associated with previously drilled wells; in response to a determination that the historical data associated with previously drilled well is relevant to the well, generating a first set of casing designs using a probabilistic approach and generating a second set of casing designs using a combination approach that combines the probabilistic approach with a deterministic approach; and selecting a suitable casing design from a resulting set of casing designs..
Landmark Graphics Corporation


07/14/16
20160202503 

Silicon electro-optical modulator


Disclosed are designs and methods of fabrication of silicon carrier-depletion based electro-optical modulators having doping configurations that produce modulators exhibiting desirable modulation efficiency, optical absorption loss and bandwidth characteristics. The disclosed method of fabrication of a modulator having such doping configurations utilizes counter doping to create narrow regions of relatively high doping levels near a waveguide center..
Acacia Communications Inc.


07/14/16
20160202424 

High reliability robotic cross-connect systems


Mechanisms and designs of large scale, modular, robotic software-defined patch-panels incorporate numerous features that ensure reliable operation. A telescopic arm assembly (104) with actuated gripper mechanism (103) is used to transport internally latching connectors (101) within a stacked array of translatable rows (102).
Telescent Inc.


07/14/16
20160202382 

Modified triaxial antenna array


Various triaxial antenna designs having are provided. Some embodiments include a split-z coil that can include two axial coils with saddle coils in the x- and y-directions located therebetween.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/14/16
20160199985 

System and automated affixing of decorative objects to a surface


Disclosed is an invention in the field of automated assembly. The present invention particularly relates to a system and method to attach items such as decorative materials to desired objects.
Design & Assembly Concepts, Inc.


07/14/16
20160198964 

Vital signs measurement system, detecting the vital signs measurement system, and vital signs measurement earphone


A vital signs measurement system includes a plurality of light sources emitting into a subject's skin. A plurality of photo sensors receives lights reflected from the subject's skin and converts the lights to a plurality of signals.
Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160198960 

Pet animal collar for health & vital signs monitoring, alert and diagnosis


A collar for pet animals may have sensor elements remotely actuatable to measure vital signs of the animal (such as respiration, pulse, temperature and movement) and a processor that can interpret the results of multiple vital sign readings. A two way communication device alerts the pet owner, veterinarian or authorities.
Patpace Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196379 

Metrology target indentification, design and verification


A metrology design and verification framework is provided, which includes methods and systems for metrology structure identification in an integrated circuit design data block, design rule checking, hierarchal design of metrology target structures to minimize random errors, and metrology design rule verification of metrology target design files. In-die metrology targets are identified using various filtering methods and/or designed as hierarchical structure within dies or outside the dies.

07/07/16
20160196196 

Insertion of faults into computer systems


Methods and apparatus are provided for causing the incorrect operation (‘faults’) of digital devices such as embedded computer systems or integrated circuits. The apparatus uses a switching element to cause perturbations on the power supplies of the digital device.

07/07/16
20160192982 

Ablation catheter designs and methods with enhanced diagnostic capabilities


Electrode assemblies include segmented electrodes disposed on a catheter. The segmented electrodes can be constructed at the tip of the catheter or more proximally located.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


07/07/16
20160192897 

Stethoscope chest piece finger guard


In one example, we describe a method and system which consist of a small rubber attachment which can be slipped onto the chest piece of any stethoscope. We show designs, configurations, and descriptions of different finger guard designs.

07/07/16
20160192675 

System and making ice cream


A system for making ice cream is provided herein. The system includes a pod, a whisking component, and a freezing component.
Tangent Foods International Limited


06/30/16
20160191420 

Mitigating traffic steering inefficiencies in distributed uncore fabric


In an example, selected portions of an uncore fabric of a system-on-a-chip (soc) or other embedded system is divided into two independent pipelines. Each pipeline operates independently of the other pipeline, and each accesses only one-half of the system memory, such as even or odd addresses in an interleaved memory.

06/30/16
20160191036 

Analog switch for transmitting high voltage signals without utilizing high voltage power supplies


Described herein are multiple designs for an improved analog switch for use in transmitting high voltage signals without using high voltage power supplies for the switch. The analog switches are able to pass and block input signals in the approximate range of −100v to +100v.

06/30/16
20160191022 

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.

06/30/16
20160190819 

Self-tuning resonant power transfer systems


Systems and designs for tuning a wireless power transfer system are provided, which may include any number of features. In one embodiment, a wireless power transfer system can be configured such that resonant frequencies of the system move towards an operating frequency of the system as a coupling coefficient between the transmit and receive resonators becomes smaller.

06/30/16
20160190312 

Vertical gate all-around transistor


Vertical gaa fet structures are disclosed in which a current-carrying nanowire is oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface of a silicon substrate. The vertical gaa fet is intended to meet design and performance criteria for the 7 nm technology generation.

06/30/16
20160189813 

Molten nuclear fuel salts and related systems and methods


This disclosure describes nuclear fuel salts usable in certain molten salt reactor designs and related systems and methods. Binary, ternary and quaternary chloride fuel salts of uranium, as well as other fissionable elements, are described.

06/30/16
20160188785 

Phase algebra for virtual clock and mode extraction in hierarchical designs


A design tool can implement phase algebra based design evaluation to evaluate a circuit design with a compact representation of waveforms without simulating the individual waveforms. The tool can determine that a first sequence of signal transition representations of a first signal of the first module comprises a null sequence.

06/30/16
20160188760 

Phase algebra for specifying clocks and modes in hierarchical designs


A design tool can implement phase algebra based design evaluation to evaluate a circuit design with a compact representation of waveforms without simulating the individual waveforms. The tool can determine a first sequence of signal transition representations of a first signal of a first module of a register level circuit design.

06/30/16
20160186795 

Threaded screw with shank slot


The present invention is an improved screw fastener design that exhibits greater holding power and a reduction in installation time over previously known designs.. .

06/30/16
20160185455 

Electromagnetic actuator system


A novel electromagnetic actuator designed to operate at system resonance, used in the construction of a unique vehicle system, is presented herein. An exemplary embodiment of the vehicle system is based on an electromagnetic actuator coupled to a plurality of actuating members of a micro aerial vehicle.

06/30/16
20160184920 

Wheel structure and making the same


A wheel structure and a method for making the same are disclosed. The wheel structure comprises at least two components connected together.

06/30/16
20160183656 

Headband with integral compartment and hair accessory


A headband assembly includes a lower band element and an upper band element. The lower band element has upstanding flanges that define a cavity to provide for storage of personal items such as eyeglasses, lipstick, lip balm, etc., and the flanges include a plurality of reliefs or notches therein for making the lower band flexible.

06/23/16
20160182055 

Devices for utilizing symfets for low-power information processing


A boolean gate includes at least one symmetric tunneling field-effect transistor (symfet) for low-power information processing. Symfets are ideal for applications that demand low power and have moderate speed requirements, and demonstrate better dynamic energy efficiency than cmos circuits.

06/23/16
20160180566 

System and image collage editing


A system and method for a system and method for implementing an image collage editing software tool implemented in a networked computing environment. Collage is a feature area within an online image editing service that allows users to create a composite image from multiple images.

06/23/16
20160179354 

Smart responsive behavior for pixel-perfect designs


A computer-implemented method for rendering a document on any size device includes, during runtime, rendering a document for display on a device, where the document includes multiple elements arranged in one or more rows and one or more columns. The method includes if a size of the device is greater than a threshold size, scaling the document as a whole to fit the size of the device.

06/23/16
20160178932 

Adaptation layer for antireflective designs on lenses of various refractive indexes


The present invention relates to an antireflective stack designed to provide similar reflected light characteristics on lenses of various refractive indexes. This antireflective stack may be coated on an ophthalmic lens, especially a spectacle lens..

06/23/16
20160178559 

Universal strip port connector


The test meter includes a strip port connector configured and sized to receive a test strip and including a plurality of spaced electrical contacts disposed in an array upon a printed circuit board (pcb). Upon insertion of a test strip in the strip port connector, at least some of the plurality of spaced electrical contacts of the strip port connector are caused to engage each of the electrical contacts of the inserted test strip and in which a plurality of disparate test strip designs can be used in connection with the test meter and in which the array of electrical contacts of the strip port connector are disposed in parallel relation to the substantially planar surface of the inserted test strip and are brought into contact therewith for identifying the test strip and subsequent testing..

06/23/16
20160178351 

Polarization measurements of metrology targets and corresponding target designs


Targets, target elements and target design method are provided, which comprise designing a target structure to have a high contrast above a specific contrast threshold to its background in polarized light while having a low contrast below the specific contrast threshold to its background in non-polarized light. The targets may have details at device feature scale and be compatible with device design rules yet maintain optical contrast when measured with polarized illumination and thus be used effectively as metrology targets.

06/23/16
20160176427 

Compact wheeled carrier device with movable, stowable rear wheels and frame


A wheeled cart includes a number of unique methods to synchronously stow all of the rear wheels of a fold flat, compact wheeled cart device without removing any of the wheels themselves and the innovations are applicable to cargo carriers, golf bag carts, trolleys, baby strollers, and other devices for moving cargo. In alternative designs, the folding motion of either the forward wheel frame, or the swiveling motion of the rear wheel frame, or both, synchronously setup or stow the cart's at least two rear wheels to achieve an ultra-thin stowed profile, orienting all the cart's wheels in a co-planar stowed relationship, closely parallel with all other parts..

06/23/16
20160176103 

Spin-welding of polymeric components having large surface area or non-complementary weld interfaces


Friction-weld assemblies and methods of spin-welding are provided, where the components being joined are polymeric components. Designs provided for the polymeric components enable the use of relatively low speeds and pressures to achieve superior friction weld joints between the components.

06/23/16
20160175731 

Amusement devices


Amusement devices, aerial confetti devices, wand means, and confetti include various features, and methods of using and manufacturing confetti include various steps. An amusement device includes an elongated tube having a first end and a second end.

06/23/16
20160175227 

Liquid adhesive for nail polish


A liquid adhesive for nail polish is a topical composition that is used to facilitate the application and removal of nail polish as well as the creation of intricate nail polish designs. The composition includes rubber latex and water.

06/23/16
20160174905 

Configurable vital signs system


A method of determining a value indicative of a hemodynamic parameter of a patient includes performing a plurality of value determinations. Performing the plurality of value determinations includes determining a first value indicative of the hemodynamic parameter, determining, with a controller, a difference between the first value and a baseline associated with the first value, and replacing the baseline with the first value, in a memory of the controller, if the difference is outside of a predetermined range.

06/23/16
20160174701 

Wall mountable table and nested hanging apparatus


A wall mountable table and nesting apparatus for providing wall art which may be additionally deployed as a freestanding table. The wall mounted table and nesting apparatus includes a wall mount defining a first french cleat style mount, a nesting member which is adapted to hang on the wall mount and provide a first display surface as well as a second french cleat style mount, and a table member which includes a plurality of selectably deployable legs and is adapted to hang on the nesting member and provide a second display surface or, in the alternative, to stand on a floor as a freestanding table.

06/16/16
20160174302 

Coated graphite heater configuration


A coated graphite heater. The heater has a configuration comprising a plurality of heating rungs having a major portion disposed substantially parallel to an upper surface of the heater so that the major portion is disposed horizontally.
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.


06/16/16
20160171149 

Methods and automated design of semiconductor photonic devices


A photonic design automation (pda) tool to facilitate design of semiconductor photonic devices is described. In one example, the pda tool includes a process design library including one or more photonics parameterized cells (pcells), a plurality of processor-executable photonics design functions including a design rule check (drc) violation removal function, and a semiconductor technology-dependent parameter file including a plurality of design rules that define allowed semiconductor design patterns to be converted to a plurality of semiconductor fabrication mask designs in a first semiconductor technology.

06/16/16
20160169562 

Method for liquid-suction heat exchange thermal energy storage


Disclosed is a method and device for a thermal energy storage liquid-suction heat exchanger (tes-lshx) for air conditioning and refrigeration (ac/r) applications. The disclosed embodiments allow energy to be stored and aggregated over one period of time, and dispatched at a later period of time, to improve ac/r system efficiency during desired conditions.
Greener-ice Spv, L.l.c.


06/16/16
20160168777 

Vented dryer with modular heat pump subassembly


A vented tumble laundry dryer is provided with a heat pump subassembly configured to join with a heater inlet and a blower outlet in an open air flow circuit. The heat pump subassembly forms a closed refrigerant loop.
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag


06/16/16
20160167981 

Gravity filter designs configured for increased residence time


Embodiments of water filters comprise a filter housing configured to be disposed in a pour tray of a water filter pitcher, wherein a filter media cartridge is disposed inside the filter housing. The filter housing includes a housing floor, housing sidewalls extending upwardly, away from the housing floor, and at least one filter housing outlet disposed in one or more of the housing floor or the housing sidewalls.
Helen Of Troy Limited


06/16/16
20160166203 

Membrane and balloon systems and designs for conduits


An electronic device includes a balloon configured to contact a surface of a human conduit and one or more a biometric sensors operatively coupled to or on or in or within the balloon for detecting a biometric signal. The electronic device in some examples is a biometric sensor or measuring device.

06/16/16
20160166161 

Novel design considerations in the development of a photoplethysmography ring


An apparatus for measuring vital signs and various states of health using the underlying concept of photoplethysmography (ppg). This apparatus comprises one or more light source(s) and one or more detector(s) configured to measure transmitted and/or reflected light within the digits such as a finger or toe, but can also be applied to other soft tissue elements.





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