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06/16/16
20160174302 
 Coated graphite heater configuration patent thumbnailCoated 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 patent thumbnailMethods 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailVented 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 patent thumbnailGravity 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 patent thumbnailMembrane 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 patent thumbnailNovel 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.

06/16/16
20160165983 
 Clothing personalization technologies patent thumbnailClothing personalization technologies
A personalization attachment mechanism is disclosed herein. The personalization attachment mechanism, in some examples, includes an outer layer and an inner layer.
Switchswap, Llc


06/16/16
20160165973 
 Suit designs and doffing methodologies for personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of infectious agents to healthcare workers patent thumbnailSuit designs and doffing methodologies for personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of infectious agents to healthcare workers
The present invention relates to bodysuits for use as personal protective equipment comprising a torso portion comprising a front side; a back side including a sealable port through which a wearer can enter and exit the bodysuit when donning or doffing the bodysuit, respectively; a waist region; a neck opening; a pair of upper limb openings; and a pair of lower limb openings; two arm portions each extending from one of the upper limb opening; and two leg portions each extending from one of the lower limb opening and methods for the removal of such body suits.. .
The Johns Hopkins University


06/16/16
20160165853 
 Animal caloric output tracking methods patent thumbnailAnimal caloric output tracking methods
A system and method for monitoring the health of an animal using multiple sensors is described. The wearable device may include one or more sensors whose resultant signal levels may be analyzed in the wearable device or uploaded to a data management server for additional analysis.
I4c Innovations Inc.


06/09/16
20160163174 

Techniques for emergency detection and emergency alert messaging


A method, apparatus, and/or system for monitoring a user and transmitting an emergency notification is disclosed. The apparatus can monitor a user's overall wellness and adherence to a therapy regimen.

06/09/16
20160162655 

Systems and methods for guarding against side effects


The present invention provides computer-implemented methods and systems for monitoring and informing a user about known side effects of drugs (e.g., prescription, over-the-counter) using a wearable device, the method including: polling for sensor data from a wearable device; the sensor data indicating one or more vital signs measurement parameters of a user, wherein the sensor data is used for evaluating whether one or more known side effects has been detected; transmitting a request for information to various networks, the information request including identification of at least one drug the user is using; receiving the requested information from the various networks for monitoring and detecting one or more known side effects of the identified drug; storing the received information from the various networks into memory of the wearable device; evaluating, for each identified drug, the obtained sensor data with the stored information received from the various networks pertaining to that identified drug; determining whether one or more known side effects have been detected, wherein the determination is based on the evaluation of the sensor data with the stored information about the identified drug; executing one or more actions to notify the user and other third parties based on the detected one or more known side effects; and executing an algorithm to adjust the drug delivery regime responsive to the determination that one or more known side effects have been detected.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/09/16
20160162622 

High-speed shape-based router


A high-speed shape-based router is applicable to standard-cell digital designs, chip-level-block assembly designs, and other styles of design. In a flow of the invention, the technique establishes an initial structure for each net to be routed.
Pulsic Limited


06/09/16
20160161193 

Polymer-based microfabricated thermal ground plane


Embodiments described herein relate to the concept and designs of a polymer-based thermal ground plane. In accordance with one embodiment, a polymer is utilized as the material to fabricate the thermal ground plane.
Kelvin Thermal Technologies, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161170 

Collapsible air cells in a cooler to produce temperature gradient chambers to increase insulating ability


The invention pertains to coolers. Prior cooler designs had an unsegregated implicit void of unused air volume.
Olaftech Llc


06/09/16
20160160266 

Washing-free template-ready pcr detection rna


Provided in the present invention is a washing-free template-ready pcr detection method for rna. On the basis of retaining the advantages of the original template-ready pcr method, i.e., there being no need to purify and extract the rna, no need for a reverse transcription reaction, etc., the method of the present invention designs a probe for the restriction enzymes to thereby integrate the enzyme digestion reaction, so as to eliminate the interference of various pollution sources of double-stranded dna with no need for a washing step..
Zhejiang Jfk Biological Technology Co. Ltd.


06/09/16
20160158594 

Elastomeric hand grips


Disclosed is a tubular elastomeric grip with raised or embossed geometric designs arrayed around its circumference with an axial cut along its length adapted to be removably attached to a cylindrical bar such as those used while participating in fitness activities associated with the gripping of a bar or handle.. .

06/02/16
20160156184 

Intelligent electronic device response time performance optimization apparatuses


The intelligent electronic device response time performance optimization apparatuses (“iedp”) transform intelligent electronic device (ied) substation designs and arrangements comprising one or more ied profiles, a plurality of input factors or configurations values, and a set of stimuli triggers using iedp components into estimated and predicted performance metrics' values. In some implementations, the disclosure provides a processor-implemented method for determining one or more expected performance values of a substation automation system in non-emulated scenarios.
Schneider Electric Industries Sas


06/02/16
20160156056 

Direct carbon fuel cell and stack designs


Disclosed are novel configurations of direct carbon fuel cells (dcfcs), which optionally comprise a liquid anode. The liquid anode comprises a molten salt/metal, preferably sb, and a fuel, which has significant elemental carbon content (coal, bio-mass, etc.).
The Trustees Of The University Of Philadelphia


06/02/16
20160155996 

Electrochemical current collector screen designs utilizing ultrasonic welding


An electrochemical cell comprising an electrode assembly having a plurality of cathodes in which the plurality of cathodes is electrically connected together at a connection tab junction is disclosed. The junction preferably comprises a plurality of cathode connection tabs that are folded over each other to construct a junction that is mechanically and electrically robust.
Greatbatch Ltd.


06/02/16
20160155700 

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..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


06/02/16
20160155581 

Smart electrical switch with audio capability


In one embodiment the present disclosure relates to providing wireless speaker functionality in an electrical switch assembly, such as a light switch located in the wall of a building. The switch assembly includes a faceplate with a touch-sensitive speaker grille covering a sizeable portion of the faceplate.

06/02/16
20160154921 

Template matching for resilience and security characteristics of sub-component chip designs


A mechanism is provided for validating overall resilience and security characteristics of a sub-component chip design. For each instance of a resiliency template identified as appearing in a design netlist of the sub-component chip design thereby forming one or more identified resiliency sections, a determination is made as to whether an output of the design netlist where an error signal is output interconnects to the one or more identified resiliency sections of the design netlist.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/02/16
20160154916 

Resource mapping in a hardware emulation environment


A system and method is disclosed in an emulation environment that dynamically remaps user designs. In one embodiment, a request is received to load an integrated circuit design to be emulated in a desired partition within the emulator.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


06/02/16
20160154908 

System and simulation and design of discrete droplet microfluidic systems


A computerized method for designing a discrete droplet microfluidic system: (a) provides an initial set of droplet based networks; (b) codes each droplet based network into a data structure such that all the data structures form a current set of data structures; (c) creates new data structures by performing one or more genetic operators on the current set of data structures; (d) adds new data structures to the current set of data structures; (e) creates a new set of data structures that satisfies one or more design parameters; (f) replaces the current set of data structures with the new set of data structures; (g) repeats steps (c), (d), (e) and (f) until the new set of data structures has been created a third number of times; and (h) displays/outputs the current set of data structures as possible designs for the discrete droplet microfluidic system to one or more output devices.. .
Texas Tech University System


06/02/16
20160154503 

Optical-band visibility for touch-sensor mesh designs


In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a touch sensor that includes a mesh of conductive material configured to extend across a display. The mesh includes first lines of conductive material that are substantially parallel to each other and second lines of conductive material that are substantially parallel to each other.

06/02/16
20160154388 

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.
Cleveland State University


06/02/16
20160154186 

Fiber optic drop cables and preconnectorized assemblies having toning portions


A preconnectorized outdoor cable streamlines the deployment of optical waveguides into the last mile of an optical network. The preconnectorized outdoor cable includes a cable and at least one plug connector.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


06/02/16
20160153851 

Magnetic sensor packaging for transmissions


Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission for volume production applications are provided. A transfer case assembly includes a transfer case shaft having a magnetized region and a magnetic torque sensor, for detecting torque of the transfer case shaft, mounted on at least one bushing supporting the transfer case shaft.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


06/02/16
20160153155 

Pavement marking pattern and method


The invention pertains to pavement marking patterns and the application thereof to roads, streets, walkways and the like. Various pattern marking designs replicate bricks, cobblestones, horizontal signage, logos and other components.
Flint Trading, Inc.


06/02/16
20160151015 

System and dynamically adjusting patient therapy


A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like.
Carefusion 303, Inc.


06/02/16
20160150739 

Computerized learning landscaping apparatus and methods


A method and an apparatus for shaping of lawns and hedges into desired 3d patterns or shapes. The apparatus consists of a bstem and/or other computational device comprising storage, a motorized platform, and trimmer end effectors.
Brain Corporation


05/26/16
20160150174 

Image sensor pixels having built-in variable gain feedback amplifier circuitry


An image sensor may include an array of image sensor pixels. Each pixel may have a photodiode, a floating diffusion node, and charge transfer gate.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


05/26/16
20160150139 

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 lens parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148725 

Cable with polymer composite core


Conductive cores for use in cables, where the conductive core comprises a filled-polymeric-composite material concentrically surrounded by a conductive layer. The filled-polymeric-composite material comprises a polymeric continuous phase having dispersed therein a filler material.
Dow Global Technologies Llc


05/26/16
20160148544 

Display designs and auxiliary promotional mechanisms for electronic labels


In one embodiment of the present invention, a real-time delivery of point of purchase (pop) messaging at various locations around a retail store is included within aisles, end-of-aisles, shelf edge, departments, check-out stands, on shopping carts and mobile personal devices carried by individual customers.. .
Altierre Corporation


05/26/16
20160147933 

Method of resolving color conflicts for cell-based designs with multi-pattern lithography


According to one general aspect, a method may include receiving a data file that includes placement data regarding a plurality of circuit cells. The circuit cells may include respective layout portions.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160147911 

Technique for generating a spectrum of feasible design solutions


A design application generates feasible engineering designs that satisfy criteria associated with a particular engineering problem. The design application receives input that outlines a specific engineering problem to be solved, and then synthesizes a problem specification based on this input.
Autodesk, Inc.


05/26/16
20160147430 

Tracking the evolution of a design space


A design application includes a design engine and a tracking engine. The design engine allows end-users to create and modify a design space.
Autodesk, Inc.


05/26/16
20160147217 

Techniques for generating materials to satisfy design criteria


A design application is configured to determine design problem geometry and design criteria associated with a design problem to be solved. Based on this information, the design application identifies one or more design approaches to creating a custom material having specific material attributes needed to solve the design problem.
Autodesk, Inc.


05/26/16
20160146514 

Machine for air-cooled absorption


The invention relates to the design of an air cooled absorption machine. Said machine has a hollow design via which air can circulate inside same by forced convention having a parallelepiped form.
Universitat PolitÈcnica De Catalunya


05/26/16
20160143744 

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.
Conformis, Inc.


05/26/16
20160143598 

Patient alarm data application


A patient alarm application provides a way for allowing clinical personnel to monitor and control patient-specific alarm settings. A user interface allows clinical personnel to compare graphical representations of unit population vital signs data with patient-specific vital signs data as well timelines of alarms for the patient.
Medical Informatics Corporation


05/26/16
20160143546 

System for calibrating a blood pressure measurement based on vascular transit of a pulse wave


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.
Sotera Wireless, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142238 

Pilot design for wireless system


The description herein relates to pilot designs for an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) based communication system. In at least one embodiment, the communication system is one operating according to the ieee 802.16m, or wimax, standard.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/19/16
20160141975 

Capacitor drop power supply


A capacitor drop power supply is provided where excess charge is damped into a low impedance switch, avoiding the dissipation of extra energy seen in current designs. Also, because the excess charge is not dissipated, it then becomes available for when a load is applied thus increasing the efficiency of the power supply.
Dialog Semiconductor Inc.


05/19/16
20160141034 

Transistor design for use in advanced nanometer flash memory devices


Improved pmos and nmos transistor designs for sensing circuitry use in advanced nanometer flash memory devices are disclosed.. .
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139696 

Touch screen display unit and manufacturing same


A touch screen display unit according to the present invention comprises: an adhesive layer having adhesive properties on both surfaces thereof; a decoration layer displaying, on one surface of the adhesive layer, one or more among letters, designs, patterns and a metallic texture; and a window attached on the other surface of the adhesive layer so as to allow the decoration layer to be seen therethrough and to form an outer appearance of the display unit.. .
Duksan Sg Co., Ltd


05/19/16
20160139656 

Method and circuit for reducing current surge


Systems and methods are provided for reducing surge current in power gated designs. In one aspect, a storage capacitor supplies a portion of the current used to power up a circuit.
Broadcom Corporation


05/19/16
20160139496 

Screen vibration for reducing speckle


The present disclosure provides discussion of screen vibration to reduce speckle in display applications and/or projection screens. Electrical transducers or reactors may be used with a screen to reduce or remove speckle in projection screens and/or display applications.
Reald Inc.


05/19/16
20160137058 

Fuel tank baffle


A fuel tank assembly comprises a fuel reservoir and a fuel flow control baffle positioned within the fuel reservoir to reduce the fluid energy/momentum of moving fuel. The fuel flow control baffle further comprises a sheet assembly including a first sheet layer and a second sheet layer, perforations defining attenuation channels, extending through said first and second sheet layers through which moving fuel flows into the fuel flow control baffle and a web positioned between the sheet layers to maintain the layers in a separated, three-dimensional relationship, wherein the web operates to absorb the fluid energy/momentum of the moving fuel and to reverse the fuel flow back through the flow attenuation channels.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


05/19/16
20160135995 

Device and removing earwax


The present invention describes an earwax removal device having varying structures to provide different earwax removal capabilities. In all designs, the overall contour of the earwax-extracting member resembles the dimensions of the external auditory canal and is flexible enough to conform to it during insertion.

05/19/16
20160135887 

High-strength microwave antenna assemblies


Various high-strength microwave antenna assemblies are described herein. The microwave antenna has a radiating portion connected by a feedline to a power generating source, e.g., a generator.
Covidien Lp


05/19/16
20160135515 

Illuminated garment and accessories


An illuminated garment is provided including at least three panels including a flexible fabric back panel, a flexible fabric front panel, and a planar light panel. The flexible fabric back panel forms the interior of the garment to be positioned adjacent to a person's body.
Lumativ Inc.


05/12/16
20160133771 

Tir concentrator optics


The hcpv industry has converged on the use of relatively inexpensive fresnel refractive optics to concentrate sunlight to 500-1000 suns or more. One fundamental disadvantage of using fresnel optics is their susceptibility to chromatic aberration.
Tir Energy, Llc


05/12/16
20160133626 

Methods, structures, and designs for self-aligning local interconnects used in integrated circuits


An integrated circuit includes a gate electrode level region that includes a plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures. Each of the plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures is defined to extend lengthwise in a first direction.
Tela Innovations, Inc.


05/12/16
20160133625 

Methods, structures, and designs for self-aligning local interconnects used in integrated circuits


An integrated circuit includes a gate electrode level region that includes a plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures. Each of the plurality of linear-shaped conductive structures is defined to extend lengthwise in a first direction.
Tela Innovations, Inc.


05/12/16
20160133396 

Printed supercapacitors based on graphene


Supercapacitors are important on-chip micro-power sources for microelectronics. In addition to their ultra-fast charge and discharge rate, excellent stability, long cycle life and very high power density, supercapacitors based on graphene have garnered substantial attention in recent years due to their significant improvement in energy density.

05/12/16
20160132629 

Semiconductor device designing method, designing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium


A method designs a semiconductor device that includes first and second wirings provided in an uppermost of wiring layers, and a setting part coupled to the first and second wirings and including third and fourth wirings provided in each of the wiring layers, and vias that electrically connect wirings of different wiring layers, wherein each of the third and fourth wirings in each of the wiring layers extends in one of 2 mutually perpendicular directions, and the third and fourth wirings in the wiring layers are arranged and connected so as to turn around using the vias as turn-around points. The method modifies a direction in which the third and fourth wirings extend in one wiring layer specified by layer information, and modifying a connection of the first and second wirings with respect to the third and fourth wirings in a lowermost of the wiring layers..
Socionext Inc.


05/12/16
20160132417 

Verifying a graph-based coherency verification tool


Verification is provided of a functional correctness of a graph-based coherency verification tool for logic designs of arrangements of processors and processor caches, the graph-based coherency verification tool using trace files as input for verifying memory ordering rules of a given processor architecture for accesses to the caches, wherein nodes in a graph represent memory accesses and edges represent dependencies between them. The verifying includes (i) providing a specification of a test case for a self-checking tool, the test case comprising a sequence of statements in a high-level description language format, representing memory access events and system events; and (ii) generating trace files with the self-checking tool for the graph-based coherency verification tool by producing permutations of trace events, which are defined by the sequence of statements of the test case..
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160131875 

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 lens parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160131868 

Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same


An imaging lens includes first to fourth 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.


05/12/16
20160131348 

Mountable and retractable lighting system


An adjustable lighting system for installation on the side walls of a building. The lighting system includes a motor and gears that lower lights when the system is activated and retract them when deactivated, thereby keeping the system hidden from view when not in use.

05/12/16
20160129268 

Circuit board for an implantable medical device, and fabricating and testing


Designs and methods of construction for a printed circuit board (pcb) in an implantable pulse generator (ipg) are disclosed which facilitate ipg pcb testing while also providing for protection of ipg circuitry in a simple and cost effective manner. The ipg pcb is formed as part of a larger test pcb, which includes an extender portion with traces routing nodes of interest in the ipg pcb to an edge connector.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


05/12/16
20160128647 

Medical device with enhanced viewing mode


A medical device includes: a processor; a display; and memory encoding instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to create an interface on the display, the interface including: a plurality of vital signs data positioned on the interface, with each vital sign being displayed in an enlarged font and being listed in order of importance; and a control for accessing other functionality of the medical device.. .
Welch Allyn, Inc.


05/12/16
20160128646 

Medical device with context-specific interfaces


A medical device includes: a processor; a display; and memory encoding instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to create an interface on the display, the interface including: a login area including one or more prompts for information identifying a user of the medical device; a profile selection area including two or more profiles offered by the device, wherein each of the profiles is a series of tasks to be performed by the medical device, and a description of each profile is provided in the profile selection area; a vital signs area programmed to display a plurality of vital signs associated with a patient; and an additional parameters area programmed to capture one or more additional parameters associated with the vital signs displayed in the vital signs area.. .
Welch Allyn, Inc.


05/12/16
20160128553 

Intra- abdominal lightfield 3d endoscope and making the same


The inventions disclosed herein are related to various designs of intra-abdominal three-dimensional (3d) imaging systems that are able to provide 3d visualization, measurement, registration and display capability for minimally invasive surgeries.. .

05/12/16
20160128433 

Method of providing decorative designs and structural features on an article of footwear


The invention relates to footwear and portions thereof having structural features and decorative designs thereon, and related systems and methods for manufacturing same. An example method for providing a feature on a surface of an object includes positioning a laser proximate the surface of the object, directing a laser beam from the laser to the surface of the object to mark or engrave at least a portion of the surface of the object, and moving at least one of the laser or the object to create a pattern on the surface of the object, the pattern providing at least one of an aesthetic or a structural feature on the surface of the object..
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.


05/12/16
20160128399 

Surgical suit


A body surgical suit to be worn by surgery patients during surgical procedures, said body surgical suit being configured to encase the limbs and torso of a patient is described. The body surgical suit has one or more openings allowing to access one or more portions of the body of a patient wearing the body surgical suit, one or more sensors configured to monitor the patient's vital signs, a control monitor configured to control operation of the sensors, and selectively operatable contractive elements arranged in the legs and/or arms portions and configured to allow peristaltic movement of blood in the arms and legs of a patient wearing the body surgical suit..
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois


05/12/16
20160128316 

A chondrichthyan repelling system


Described is a chondrichthyan repelling system comprising at least one fin comprising at least one electrically conductive electrode for connection to an electrical signal generator. In use, the electrical signal generator generates electrical signals to the at least one electrode to thereby radiate an electrical field which repels chondrichthyans.
Seachange Technology Holdings Pty Ltd


05/05/16
20160127766 

Detecting user devices to determine state of watched show


Devices, systems, and methods for detecting user devices to determine a state of a watched show are provided. A digital video recorder (dvr) is configured to store a media file associated with a media program.
Ebay Inc.


05/05/16
20160127744 

Logical intra mode naming in hevc video coding


A method and apparatus of using logical mode numbers during both prediction and coding in the bit stream, such as for high efficiency video coders (hevc). These logical intra mode numbers are sorted based on angle which as a result leads to improved coding designs with fewer and smaller look-up tables, and a small gain in coding efficiency.
Sony Corporation


05/05/16
20160127743 

Logical intra mode naming in hevc video coding


A method and apparatus of using logical mode numbers during both prediction and coding in the bit stream, such as for high efficiency video coders (hevc). These logical intra mode numbers are sorted based on angle which as a result leads to improved coding designs with fewer and smaller look-up tables, and a small gain in coding efficiency.
Sony Corporation


05/05/16
20160126889 

Voltage-controlled oscillator with mask-selectable performance


An apparatus having a substrate with an inductor, a first die and a second die is disclosed. The first die may be (i) mounted on the substrate, (ii) configured to vary a frequency of a signal in the inductor, and (iii) fabricated with multiple first masks.
M/a-com Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126597 

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.
Lg Chem, Ltd.


05/05/16
20160126143 

Method of forming horizontal gate all around structure


This disclosure provides a horizontal structure by using a double sti recess method. The double sti recess method includes: forming a plurality of fins on the substrate; forming shallow trench isolation between the fins; performing first etch-back on the shallow trench isolation; forming source and drain regions adjacent to channels of the fins; and performing second etch-back on the shallow trench isolations to expose a lower portion of the fins as a larger process window for forming gates of the fins.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


05/05/16
20160125831 

Goa circuit of ltps semiconductor tft


The present invention provides a goa circuit of ltps semiconductor tft, employed for backward scan transmission, comprising a plurality of goa units which are cascade connected, and n is set to be a positive integer and an nth goa unit utilizes a plurality of n-type transistors and a plurality of p-type transistors and the nth goa unit comprises a transmission part (100), a transmission control part (200), an information storage part (300), a data erase part (400), an output control part (500) and an output buffer part (600). The transmission gate is employed to perform the former-latter stage transferring signal, and the nor gate logic unit and the nand gate logic unit are employed to convert the signals, and the sequence inverter and the inverter are employed to save and transmit the signals to solve the issues that the stability of the circuit is poor, and the power consumption is larger as concerning the ltps with single type tft elements, and the problem of tft leakage of the single type goa circuit to optimize the performance of the circuit.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125828 

Goa circuit of ltps semiconductor tft


The present invention provides a goa circuit of ltps semiconductor tft, employed for forward scan transmission, comprising a plurality of goa units which are cascade connected, and n is set to be a positive integer and an nth goa unit utilizes a plurality of n-type transistors and a plurality of p-type transistors and comprises a transmission part (100), a transmission control part (200), an information storage part (300), a data erase part (400), an output control part (500) and an output buffer part (600). The transmission gate is employed to perform the former-latter level transferring signal, and the nor gate logic unit and the nand gate logic unit are employed to convert the signals, and the sequence inverter and the inverter are employed to save and transmit the signals to solve the issues that the stability of the circuit is poor, and the power consumption is larger as concerning the ltps with single type tft elements, and the problem of tft leakage of the single type goa circuit to optimize the performance of the circuit.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125111 

Managing model checks of sequential designs


A method, system or computer usable program product for model checking a first circuit model including receiving a request from a user for a model check of the first circuit model; responsive to receiving the user request, simulating the first circuit model to generate simulation results; hashing the first circuit model simulation results to generate a hash index; comparing the hash index to a database of prior hash indices generated from hashed simulation results of prior circuit models to determine whether the first circuit model hash index matches a prior hash index of any of the prior circuit models to identify a matching prior circuit model; upon a positive match, determining whether the first circuit model is equivalent to the matching prior circuit model; and upon a positive determination of equivalence, providing prior test results of the matching prior circuit model to the user.. .
Synopsys Inc.


05/05/16
20160124188 

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.


05/05/16
20160121106 

Extravascular lead designs for optimized pacing and sensing having segmented, partially electrically insulated defibrillation coils


A lead body having a defibrillation electrode positioned along a distal portion of the lead body is described. The defibrillation electrode includes a plurality of electrode segments spaced a distance apart from each other.
Medtronic, Inc.


05/05/16
20160121090 

Dispensing applicator for fluids


A hand-held dispensing applicator comprising a source of fluid, a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source, and an absorbent member attached to the frangible applicator tip is provided. When the frangible applicator tip is broken, fluid flows from the source to the absorbent member, whereby the fluid is applied and spread on a surface.
Biomed Packaging Systems Inc.


05/05/16
20160121080 

Progressive flexibility catheter support frame


Cut-pattern designs creating a frame structure from a solid tube, which may be used as a portion of medical device, such as a catheter. The tube includes a plurality of units of cutout segments which are distributed in band around a circumference of the tube.
Orbusneich Medical, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119519 

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.


04/28/16
20160118516 

Process and structures for fabrication of solar cells


Contact holes of solar cells are formed by laser ablation to accommodate various solar cell designs. Use of a laser to form the contact holes is facilitated by replacing films formed on the diffusion regions with a film that has substantially uniform thickness.
Sunpower Corporation


04/28/16
20160117813 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having optical detection of vital signs from multiple filters and interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160117462 


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116351 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having determination of a temperature by a microprocessor from a signal from a digital infrared sensor and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems to transmit the temperature and device information


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116350 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having variation amplification and interoperation with an electronic medical record system on a specific segment of a network


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116349 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having optical detection of vital signs from multiple filters and interoperation with electronic medical record systems through a static ip address without specific discovery protocols or domain name service


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116342 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having a digital infrared sensor having only digital readout ports with no a/d converter and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems on a specific segment of a network


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116341 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having a digital infrared sensor with no a/d converter and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116340 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having a digital infrared sensor on a circuit board that is separate from a microprocessor and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116339 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device interoperation with electronic medical record systems


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated an/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116249 

Short collapsible rifle stock


A collapsible rifle stock which provides a significantly shorter and more compatible stock designs. The stock includes a recoil pad, a buffer tube assembly, a buffer-receiving cavity, a track, a locking mechanism, and a release mechanism.
M.vb Industries, Inc






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