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Efficient extraction for colorless multi patterning

Freescale Semiconductor

Efficient extraction for colorless multi patterning

Method and apparatus for direct self assembly in target design and production

Kla-tencor

Method and apparatus for direct self assembly in target design and production

Method and apparatus for direct self assembly in target design and production

Golden Aluminum

Application of designs to portion of food container


Date/App# patent app List of recent Signs-related patents
08/27/15
20150243817 
 Solar antenna array and its fabrication and uses patent thumbnailSolar antenna array and its fabrication and uses
A solar antenna array may comprise an array of randomly placed carbon nanotube antennas that may capture and convert sunlight into electrical power. Methods for constructing the solar antenna array may use a mold and self aligning processing steps to minimize cost.

08/27/15
20150242561 
 Efficient extraction for colorless multi patterning patent thumbnailEfficient extraction for colorless multi patterning
A method for parasitic capacitance extraction for integrated circuit (ic) designs fabricated involving multiple patterning that includes identifying, at a computing system, metal features in a metal layer of an ic design and generating, at the computing system, a graph based on spacing relationships between the metal features. The method further includes predicting, at the computing system, which metal features are to be formed by the same mask in the multiple patterning lithography process from the graph.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


08/27/15
20150242558 
 Method and  direct self assembly in target design and production patent thumbnailMethod and direct self assembly in target design and production
Target designs methods and targets are provided, in which at least some of the differentiation between target elements and their background is carried out by segmenting either of them. Directed self-assembly (dsa) processes are used to generate fine segmentation, and various characteristics of the polymer lines and their guiding lines are used to differentiate target elements from their background.
Kla-tencor Corporation


08/27/15
20150239272 
 Application of designs to portion of food container patent thumbnailApplication of designs to portion of food container
The present disclosure describes a process for applying a design to a sheet metal for use in a portion of a container, for example a cap or an end of a food container. Embodiments provide for applying a multi-color design in a single printing step to a sheet of metal to create a printed metal sheet that can then be rolled into a printed coil or cut to length.
Golden Aluminum, Inc.


08/27/15
20150239203 
 Systems and methods for providing couplable ornaments patent thumbnailSystems and methods for providing couplable ornaments
A couplable ornament may be a five-pointed star, a rectangle or other form, and be configured for coupling to other ornaments using a ball-and-socket construction, magnets, tabs and slots or other coupling means. The ornament may have words or designs with significance to an individual or organization, and a plurality of ornaments may be awarded over time with different markings or words where the plurality of ornaments couple with one another.

08/27/15
20150238367 
 Disposable diaper patent thumbnailDisposable diaper
A disposable diaper (10) in this invention is comprising designs (300a, 300b) that are visually recognizable from a non-skin contact surface side s of the disposable diaper (10) is provided in a region spanning a crotch region (25) and extending to a front waistline region (20) and a rear waistline region (30). A method of arranging the design (300b) provided in a region closer to a side of the front waistline region (20) than the crotch stretching unit (200a) is configured to be different from a method of arranging the design (300a) provided in a region closer to a side of the rear waistline region (30) than the crotch stretching unit (200a)..
Unicharm Corporation


08/27/15
20150237970 
 Buckle assembly with interchangeable face member patent thumbnailBuckle assembly with interchangeable face member
A buckle assembly having a plurality of removable and interchangeable ornamental face plates. The buckle assembly includes a primary buckle component, a secondary buckle component and the face member components.
Barbaras Development, Inc.


08/20/15
20150236901 
 Control system management apparatus patent thumbnailControl system management apparatus
A control system management apparatus, includes: a system configuration editor unit including a display unit on which a user designs a network configuration of a control system including networks, at least one relay station, and at least one device to be controlled; an information collection unit collecting, from the relay station, network setting information and routing information; and a network configuration analysis unit analyzing a network configuration of the control system based on the network setting information and the routing information acquired through the information collection unit from a connection station that is any relay station and serves as a starting point, wherein on the basis of the result of the analysis, whether the connection station can communicate with the relay station and the device to be controlled at that point in time is displayed in a network configuration diagram on the display unit.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/20/15
20150236372 
 Metal sulfide composite materials for batteries patent thumbnailMetal sulfide composite materials for batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are provided that variously comprise anode and cathode electrodes, an electrolyte, a separator, and, in some designs, a protective layer. In some designs, at least one of the electrodes may comprise a composite of (i) li2s and (ii) conductive carbon that is embedded in the core of the composite.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation


08/20/15
20150235865 
 Processing  halide scavenging patent thumbnailProcessing halide scavenging
Systems, chambers, and processes are provided for controlling process defects caused by moisture contamination. The systems may provide configurations for chambers to perform multiple operations in a vacuum or controlled environment.
Applied Materials, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235762 

Wireless energy transfer resonator thermal management


Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer. Described are methods and designs to reduce and manage heating and heat dissipation in resonator structures.
Witricity Corporation


08/20/15
20150235572 

Educational kits for surfboard construction


Educational and instructive kits for surfboard construction are provided. In accordance with various embodiments of the present teachings, kits for making wooden and fiberglass scale-model surfboards can include blanks, templates, instructions, and/or other materials.

08/20/15
20150235291 

System, method and graphical user interface for managing contacts and calendars within an online card system


A system, a method, and a user interface are described for personalizing and sending stationery/cards. A reminder list on the user interface includes a list of reminder entries each identifying an upcoming event including events generated based on a specified relationship between the user and one or more contacts of the user.
Shutterfly, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235122 

Dual interface card with metallized layer


Card body (cb) for a dual interface smart card (sc) comprising a metal foil (mf) or metallized layer (ml). An opening in the metal layer may be sized so that a coupler coil (cc) of a booster antenna (ba) is exposed.

08/20/15
20150234869 

Seasonal trending, forecasting, anomaly detection, and endpoint prediction of java heap usage


Data can be categorized into facts, information, hypothesis, and directives. Activities that generate certain categories of data based on other categories of data through the application of knowledge which can be categorized into classifications, assessments, resolutions, and enactments.
Oracle International Corporation


08/20/15
20150234143 

Subsea cable having floodable optical fiber conduit


In at least some embodiments, a disclosed subsea cable includes one or more floodable optical fiber conduits each having at least one tight buffered optical fiber for transporting optical signals. Each tight buffered optical fiber may have a relatively limited length.
Pgs Geophysical As


08/20/15
20150233621 

Refrigerant recovery cooling blanket


The present invention provides a cooling blanket configured to be wrapped around a recovery tank during refrigerant recovery to prevent overheating of the recovery tank and a method for the same. The cooling blanket includes a rectangular body portion having a first side and second side constructed of an absorbent and heavy duty cloth designed to be frequently saturated with cold water after being wrapped around the recovery tank.

08/20/15
20150233325 

Single barrel carburetor


A single body passage (single venturi) carburetor main body design that offers improved control of the fuel delivery on both the opposing and opposite sides of the carburetors single venturi, this to offer true quadrant tuning of all aspects of fuel delivery in the designs single passage opening. The carburetor main body design may incorporate, a throttle plate(s), a main body assembly, boosters that are associated with a main fuel delivery circuit, idle fuel delivery passages, transfer circuit delivery passages, air venting passages, bowl venting passages and accelerator pump passages.

08/20/15
20150233214 

Well placement and fracture design optimization system, method and computer program product


A well design system that utilizes geological characteristics and fracture growth behavior along of a vertical stratigraphic column of the formation in order to optimize well placement and fracture stimulation designs for the entire formation.. .
Landmark Graphics Corporation


08/20/15
20150230981 

Modular intraocular lens designs, tools and methods


Modular iol removal systems and methods that cut an optic portion of an intraocular in a single motion such to facilitate removal of the optic portion from an eye through an incision, for example a corneal incision, without increasing the size of the corneal incision. Various cutting tools having one or more blades may be utilized.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate


08/20/15
20150230556 

Foot habiliment with easily interchangeable outer


A foot habiliment 1 that allows for easily interchanging an outer 5 with varying designs and features 4. The foot habiliment 1 takes no steps to conceal the fact that an interchangeable outer is being worn and does not take away from the functionality of the body 3 of the foot habiliment..

08/13/15
20150229194 

Rotor with magnet pattern


Planar rotor designs for axial air-gap electric machines are presented. Some embodiments comprise rotors each of whose magnetic poles comprise a pair of permanent magnets each magnetized in an orientation of about 45° to the direction of the rotor axis.
Albus Technologies Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229173 

Planar stator with efficient use of space


Designs and method of construction for planar stators useable inter alia for axial air-gap electric machines are provided. In some embodiments these designs make highly efficient use of the space occupied by the stator, substantially filling most of its volume with active conductors.
Albust Technologies Ltd.


08/13/15
20150228712 

High quality factor capacitors and methods for fabricating high quality factor capacitors


Provided are space-efficient capacitors that have a higher quality factor than conventional designs and improve coupling of electrical energy from a through-glass via (tgv) to a dielectric. For example, provided is a tgv having a non-rectangular cross-section, where one end of the tgv is coupled to a first metal plate.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/13/15
20150224499 

Automated microfluidic sample analyzer platforms for point of care


An automated assay platform for determining the presence and/or amount of analytes of interest in a sample at point of care integrates microfluidic enhanced assay sites, disposable cartridge designs, a sensitive low-volume detection module, together with selected pumping and valving modules, customized control board and user friendly graphical user interface (gui). Comparing to traditional assay platform like 96-well elisa, the platform is capable of reducing reagent consumption, increasing assay speed, and enhancing assay performance with a sample-in-answer-out automated process.
Sfc Fluidics, Inc.


08/13/15
20150223882 

Methods and devices for fluid enhanced microwave ablation therapy


Devices and methods for fluid enhanced ablation therapy using microwave antennas are described herein that provide improved heat transfer into a target volume of tissue and improved antenna cooling compared to prior art designs. In one embodiment, fluid can be introduced into a target volume of tissue along with the delivery of therapeutic energy from a microwave antenna positioned within the target volume of tissue.
Thermedical, Inc.


08/13/15
20150223700 

Device, determining vital signs of a subject based on reflected and transmitted light


A device, system and method for determining vital signs of a subject is presented that improves accuracy and reliability, the device comprising a detection unit for contactless detection of light in at least two different wavelength ranges from a region of interest of a subject, wherein said detection unit is configured to detect a first light portion in a first wavelength range from light reflected from said region of interest in response to illumination by a first light source and to detect a second light portion in a second wavelength range from light transmitted through said region interest in response to illumination by a second light source, wherein said detection unit is configured to detect said first light portion and said second light portion simultaneously in response to illuminations that are at least temporarily simultaneous and wherein said first wavelength range and said second wavelength range are different. A processing unit is provided for deriving plethysmography, ppg, signals from the detected light for said at least two different wavelength ranges.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/13/15
20150223443 

Integration of surface heating to control pests


Disclosed are designs and methods for integrating heating film onto surfaces and enclosures that are useful for preventing the infestation of pests. Specifically, designs to increase the effective heating area and location of said heating film within enclosures such as suitcases.

08/06/15
20150223323 

Footprint for prototyping high frequency printed circuit boards


A pcb footprint consisting of a plurality of pads, positioned such that many different electronic components can be mounted which would otherwise require a custom circuit board. One or more of the leads can be connected via a low-impedance path to a ground plane, making a suitable platform for prototyping high-frequency designs..

08/06/15
20150223034 

System and alerting a user on an external device of notifications or alerts originating from a network-connected device


Users are experiencing an increasing number of alerts and notifications on their mobile devices. When it is inconvenient or not possible to view the network-connected device, an accessory can be used to save time and avoid missing notifications.
Pebble Technology Corp.


08/06/15
20150223033 

System and alerting a user on an external device of notifications or alerts originating from a network-connected device


Users are experiencing an increasing number of alerts and notifications on their mobile devices. When it is inconvenient or not possible to view the network-connected device, an accessory can be used to save time and avoid missing notifications.
Pebble Technology Corp.


08/06/15
20150222935 

Venue specific multi point image capture


The present invention provides methods and apparatus for designing image capture orientations for specific performance venues and manners of presenting designs for image capture at specific venues.. .
Livestage°, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222139 

Wireless battery charging


Systems and designs for charging a battery in a wireless power transfer system are provided, which may include any number of features. In one embodiment, an implantable wireless power receiver is coupled to a battery with a rectifier circuit.
Thoratec Corporation


08/06/15
20150222038 

Low insertion force terminal


A low insertion force female terminal that is configured to make electrical contact with a male pin. The terminal includes a spring portion configured to be deflected by the pin as the pin is inserted into the terminal.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221904 

Battery modules and cells with insulated module block, and manufacturing


Systems and methods for providing the assembly electrochemical cells in neutral materials are described. Components can be eliminated from traditional electrochemical cell designs in this fashion.
General Electric Company


08/06/15
20150221644 

Layout design system, semiconductor device fabricated by using the fabricating the semiconductor device


A layout design system for designing a semiconductor device includes a processor, a storage module storing an intermediate design, and a correction module used by the processor to correct the intermediate design. The intermediate design includes an active region and dummy designs on the active region.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150221595 

Impedance controlled electrical interconnection employing meta-materials


A method of improving electrical interconnections between two electrical elements is made available by providing a meta-material overlay in conjunction with the electrical interconnection. The meta-material overlay is designed to make the electrical signal propagating via the electrical interconnection to act as though the permittivity and permeability of the dielectric medium within which the electrical interconnection is formed are different than the real component permittivity and permeability of the dielectric medium surrounding the electrical interconnection.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/06/15
20150221334 

Audio capture for multi point image capture systems


The present invention provides methods and apparatus for designing audio capture orientations for specific performance venues and manners of presenting designs for audio capture at specific venues.. .
Livestage°, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221196 

Method and facilitating the management of health and security


The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for facilitating the management of health and security remotely from a patient's home. The apparatus provides a communications device, including video, enabling a patient to communicate with a remote monitoring centre.
C. Rafin & Co Pty Ltd


08/06/15
20150220676 

Color-insensitive rules for routing structures


Methodologies and an apparatus enabling a generation of color undeterminable polygons in ic designs are disclosed. Embodiments include: determining a plurality of first routes extending horizontally in an ic design, each of the plurality of first routes being placed on one of a plurality of equally spaced vertical positions of the ic design; determining whether a second route overlaps one of the vertical positions of the plurality of equally spaced vertical positions; and selecting a design rule for the second route based on the determination of whether the second route overlaps..
Globalfoundries Inc.


08/06/15
20150218462 

Removing mercury from crude oil


Methods, systems and designs are provided for removing mercury from crudes. Crude oil is heated to a temperature above 100° c.
Conocophillips Company


08/06/15
20150217893 

Label processor


A deformable label processor and related methods are described. The processor is heated and urged against a label, such as a heat transfer label, to apply one or more designs from the label and/or the label itself onto a container or other surface.
Avery Dennison Corporation


08/06/15
20150217796 

Steering column of a vehicle


A steering column of a vehicle is provided having a first and a second shaft part, which, arranged coaxially with respect to one another, are mutually connected viewed in the axial direction behind one another and without any elastic deformation of joint disks within the scope of conventional tolerances by way of a universal-joint-type joint arrangement, having first and second rubber-elastic joint disks. An intermediate piece is provided between the two joint disks which is independent of the two shaft parts with respect to its mobility and is connected with the shaft parts by way of the joint disks in the manner of a universal joint.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


08/06/15
20150217520 

System and methods for additively manufacturing highly customized structures


Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement additive manufacturing processes to fabricate highly customized products tailored to unique situations. In one embodiment, a method of additively manufacturing a highly customized product tailored to a particular individual includes: obtaining relevant information pertaining to the particular individual; developing a robust anthropomorphic model of the particular individual; establishing a goal that the desired product is intended to achieve; determining a design variable for the product; simulating numerous instances of varying product designs; determining at least one algorithm for assessing the efficacy of each of the simulated product designs, the algorithm accounting for the developed robust model; assessing the efficacy of each of the simulated product designs using the determined at least one algorithm; determining a product design suitable for fabrication based on the assessment; and additively manufacturing the product in accordance with the determined product design..
Metamason, Inc.


08/06/15
20150217262 

Devices and methods for parahydrogen induced polarization


The present invention teaches devices and methods for hyperpolarization by parahydrogen induced polarization. The invention teaches several significant improvements over previous designs, including a heating block, an enhanced solenoid component, and pinch valves and tubing that provide a sterile environment for the sample.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center


08/06/15
20150216663 

Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications


A prosthetic heart valve is provided with a cuff having features which promote sealing with the native tissues even where the native tissues are irregular. The cuff may include a portion adapted to bear on the lvot when the valve is implanted in a native aortic valve.
St. Jude Medical, Inc.


08/06/15
20150216654 

Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications


A prosthetic heart valve is provided with a cuff having features which promote sealing with the native tissues even where the native tissues are irregular. The cuff may include a portion adapted to bear on the lvot when the valve is implanted in a native aortic valve.
St. Jude Medical, Inc.


07/30/15
20150216061 

Components and methodology for producing custom-sized, small aluminum modular chassis based on a single design and production process


Components and methodology for producing custom-sized, small aluminum modular chassis based on a single design and production process is disclosed. The unique designs of the components and the modularity of the design allow for the cost-effective production of varying size chassis.

07/30/15
20150213867 

Multi-level cell designs for high density low power gshe-stt mram


Systems and methods are directed to multi-level cell (mlc) comprising: two or more programmable elements coupled to a common access transistor, wherein each one of the two or more programmable elements has a corresponding unique set of two or more switching resistances and two or more switching currents characteristics, such that combinations of the two or more programmable elements configured in the respective two or more switching resistance correspond to multi-bit binary states controllable by passing switching currents through the common access transistor. Each one of the two or more programmable elements includes one or more hybrid giant spin hall effect (gshe)-spin transfer torque (stt) magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) cell, with two or more hybrid gshe-stt mram cells coupled in parallel..
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/30/15
20150213181 

Tag based system for leveraging design data


This application discloses a computing system implementing one or more tools or mechanism configured to integrate different design stages, phases, or levels of abstraction by relating objects based on one or more of their characteristics, such as physical or electrical attributes, properties, references, or the like. The tools or mechanism can generate tags corresponding to characteristics of objects in one or more designs representing at least a portion of an electronic system.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


07/30/15
20150213168 

Logic equivalency check using vector stream event simulation


This application discloses a system implementing tools and mechanisms to develop a vector stream for each input of a circuit design. Each vector stream can be configured to identify one or more operations in the circuit design having an output that depends on a corresponding input of the circuit design.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


07/30/15
20150213146 

Content management application for an interactive environment


The content management application is an intranet application which provides a process for implementing changes to an internet website of a company by providing the company the ability to define and enforce a common style of page layout. The application can be accessed via a desktop browser and multiple users may access the application for multiple reasons at the same time.
Iii Holdings 1, Llc


07/30/15
20150213069 

Tag based system for leveraging design data


This application discloses a computing system implementing one or more tools or mechanism configured to integrate different design stages, phases, or levels of abstraction by relating objects based on one or more of their characteristics, such as physical or electrical attributes, properties, references, or the like. The tools or mechanism can generate tags corresponding to characteristics of objects in one or more designs representing at least a portion of an electronic system.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


07/30/15
20150212389 

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.


07/30/15
20150212345 

Silicon depletion modulators with enhanced slab doping


Disclosed herein are methods, structures, and devices for a silicon carrier-depletion based modulator with enhanced doping in at least part of slab regions between waveguide core and contact areas. Compared to prior designs, this modulator exhibits lower optical absorption loss and better modulation bandwidth without sacrificing the modulation efficiency when operating at comparable bandwidth settings..
Acacia Communications Inc.


07/30/15
20150212297 

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.


07/30/15
20150211948 

Matching back pressures on differential oil-filled diaphragms


Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a differential pressure transducer that comprises first and second diaphragms of different configurations, i.e., different diameters and/or thicknesses. The pressure transducer provides more versatility over prior art designs as the diaphragms can be of different configurations yet still maintain substantially similar back pressures.
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.


07/30/15
20150211929 

External cavity laser source


A tunable laser source that includes multiple gain elements and uses a spatial light modulator in an external cavity to produce spectrally tunable output is claimed. Several designs of the external cavity are described, targeting different performance characteristics and different manufacturing costs for the device.
Spectral Sciences, Inc.


07/30/15
20150211543 

Anti-swirl device


A device to limit pre-rotation of fluid across turbomachinery regions where significant pressure differentials exist between rotating and non-rotating components. In one form, the present invention is particularly applicable to centrifugal-based turbomachinery.
Flowserve Management Company


07/30/15
20150211237 

Wall unit used in construction


An improved wall unit used in construction. The wall unit is mainly used for the construction and formation of walls of buildings.
Tai Ye Enterprises Ltd.


07/30/15
20150209577 

Electrode designs for efficient neural stimulation


Electrodes for use in neural stimulation applications, shaped to have fractal or pseudo-fractal geometries, with a generally planar core portion of the electrode using a base fractal geometry. A series of successively smaller holes is provided in the core portion, where each hole in the generally planar core portion can have a perimeter shape that is self-similar to a perimeter shape of the generally planar core portion.
Sunnybrook Research Institute


07/30/15
20150209141 

Stationary intra-annular halo designs for paravalvular leak (pvl) reduction-passive channel filling cuff designs


A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent extending in a flow direction between a proximal end and a distal end, a cuff attached to an annulus section of the stent, a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets each having a belly attached to the cuff between a first location and a second location downstream of the first location in a flow direction, and a sealing structure attached to the annulus section of the stent. The annulus section of the stent may be adjacent the proximal end.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


07/30/15
20150209136 

Stationary intra-annular halo designs for paravalvular leak (pvl) reduction - active channel filling cuff designs


A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent extending in a flow direction between a proximal end and a distal end, a cuff attached to an annulus section of the stent and having an outer surface facing in a radial direction orthogonal to the flow direction, a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets attached to the cuff, and a sealing structure attached to the annulus section of the stent at an inner edge of the sealing structure. The flow direction may be defined from the proximal end toward the distal end.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


07/30/15
20150208920 

Device for remote non-contact monitoring of vital signs of a living being


The present disclosure relates to a device for remote non-contact monitoring of vital signs of a living being. The present disclosure enables improved measurement accuracy and reliability, increased operating range and reduced likelihood of mistakenly detecting extraneous objects.
Nanopulse Incorporated (nanopulse, Inc.)


07/23/15
20150207990 

Monocentric lens designs and associated imaging systems having wide field of view and high resolution


Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for capturing and forming large high quality images using monocentric optical imaging. In one aspect, an optical imaging system includes an optical imaging module that collects light to form an image on an imaging surface, one or more imaging sensors each including an array of optical detectors located away from the imaging surface to receive light representing the image initially formed on the imaging surface and to convert the received light into detector signals, and optical waveguides coupled between the imaging surface and the one or more imaging sensors to receive light from the imaging surface and configured to selectively deliver a desired portion of the received light to the one or more imaging sensors while suppressing undesired stray light from reaching the one or more imaging sensors so that the optical waveguides effectuate an optical aperture stop with a limited angle range for receiving light by the one or more imaging sensors..
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/23/15
20150207508 

Level conversion circuit


A level conversion circuit has a keeper circuit for retaining an intermediate output node at a high output level to avoid it floating due to leakage through a pullup transistor in a shifting circuit. Thin oxide and thick oxide versions of the level conversion circuit can be provided.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


07/23/15
20150207330 

Variable capacitor for 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 include first and second switched capacitor circuits electrically connected to opposite poles of the inductor of a resonator in the wireless power system.
Thoratec Corporation


07/23/15
20150206457 

Medical device and procedure simulation and training


A healthcare simulation system including a mannequin with active physiological characteristics, a display monitor adapted for displaying physiological parameters, and a computer for controlling the mannequin and the monitor. A healthcare simulation method including the steps of programming the computer with healthcare scenarios, operating active characteristics of the mannequin, and dynamically displaying physiological parameters corresponding to patient vital signs.
Johnson County Community College Foundation, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206060 

Large survey compressive designs


Apparatus and methods of categorizing a subterranean formation including collecting data related to the formation, performing an algorithm comprising guided bayesian survey design, identifying data observations to collect, and collecting additional data observations related to the formation. In some embodiments, the performing comprises forming a matrix or loading a matrix or both.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/23/15
20150205910 

Structure placement using prior design location identification and feedback


A system and method for placing a structure in a design for an interior of an aircraft. An initial placement for the structure is received by a processor unit.
The Boeing Company


07/23/15
20150205898 

Design method and design apparatus


A design apparatus preferentially selects a low coefficient in a range in which design conditions are met from a group of coefficients (coefficient library) indicative of an increase in delay time at the time of voltage drop for combinations of one of a plurality of clock buffers which differ in parameter and one of a plurality of wiring loads, which differ in parameter, connected to the one of the plurality of clock buffers, selects from the plurality of clock buffers and the plurality of wiring loads a clock buffer and a wiring load each having a parameter associated with the selected coefficient, and designs a clock path.. .
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited


07/23/15
20150204151 

Optimization of vacuum drying drill cuttings


Systems and methods for separating fluids from drill cuttings. Specifically, the invention relates to shakers that incorporate a vacuum system and methods of operating such systems to effect a high degree of fluid separation.

07/23/15
20150203367 

Methods and selective removal of silica from strong brines


Treatment of silica-laden wastewater is herein described. Unlike traditional fixed bed designs that cannot use an activated alumina sorbent due to the high volumes of sorbent needed in a fixed bed design, the herein disclosed continuous cycle enables smaller volumes of sorbent to be used and thereby enabling activated alumina to be used.
Drake Water Technologies, Inc.


07/23/15
20150203063 

Method for avoiding an accident or for mitigating the consequences of an accident


A method for avoiding accidents a biometric sensor system is used to ascertain vital signs of a vehicle occupant, and in the event that the vital signs lie outside a normal range, preparatory emergency measures are carried out in a safety system in the vehicle.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/23/15
20150202396 

Endotracheal tube apparatus


This document provides endotracheal tube designs with features that can improve the efficacy, patient safety, and efficiency of endobronchial access. For example, this document provides endotracheal tube designs with features for atraumatic passage of the tube's distal tip through the vocal folds.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research


07/16/15
20150201282 

Rfid-equipped hearing aid retainer


This invention provides an rfid-equipped retainer for hearing aids. In one embodiment, the retainer consists of a hollow string or tube.
Scandent Llc


07/16/15
20150200233 

Method of forming bus line designs for large-area oled lighting


Systems, and methods for the design and fabrication of oleds, including large-area oleds with metal bus lines, are provided. Various bus line design rules for large area oled light panels may include mathematical models developed to optimize bus line design and/or layout on large area oled light panels.
Universal Display Corporation


07/16/15
20150199755 

3-d printing auction system


The invention includes an automated, dynamic system for obtaining 3-d printed products comprising a design database for displaying 3-d print designs; a print shop database for receiving designs; a central website for coordinating receipt of design inquiries, access to print shop and design databases and coordinating an auction; an auction processor for receiving bids for setting a price for a 3-d print design process; and a cash allocator to execute payment transactions in favor of a print shop. The system provides a dynamic customer account web page for providing a central composite location to manage and facilitate the 3-d print services..

07/16/15
20150199453 

Method and system for efficient attributes management of product designs


A system and method for efficient attributes management of product designs, whereby hierarchy levels are assigned to assembly stages of the product at production line, revision is incorporated in all hierarchy levels up to product level for any engineering change, attributes of parts and assemblies of products under design are transacted with product life cycle management at collective level and not constrained to transact at part level. Also, the system makes it possible to incorporate multi-hierarchy engineering change revisions en mass, as per organizational requirement and practice.
Tata Technologies Pte Limited


07/16/15
20150199192 

Remote flashing during infusion


A medical device controller operating in conjunction with a medical device determines one or more current versions of executable code associated with one or more processors in a medical device. Medical devices may include infusion pumps, other patient treatment devices as well as vital signs monitors.
Carefusion 303, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198784 

Compact narrow field of view lenses for mobile devices


A compact optical imaging lens can include a front lens group, a rear lens group, and a reflective element to redirect light passing through the system. The reflective element can be placed in front of the front lens group or between the front and rear lens group.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198663 

On-the-fly test and debug logic for atpg failures of designs using on-chip clocking


A semiconductor chip includes an occ that receives an atpg test pattern and generates clock pulses in response. An occ test circuit detects clock pulses of the occ circuit and provides debug data to test output configurable logic that also receives results from other circuits testing different dut flip-flops.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v.


07/16/15
20150198661 

Testing integrated circuit designs containing multiple phase rotators


Approaches for testing phase rotators are provided. A circuit for testing phase rotators includes a compare element including a first input and a second input, wherein the compare element is configured to compare a first phase of a first signal provided at the first input to a second phase of a second signal provided at the second input.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/16/15
20150198524 

Near field metrology


Metrology systems and methods are provided herein, which comprise an optical element that is positioned between an objective lens of the system and a target. The optical element is arranged to enhance evanescent modes of radiation reflected by the target.
Kla-tencor Corporation


07/16/15
20150198185 

Compressed gas energy storage system


Embodiments relate generally to energy storage systems, and in particular to energy storage systems using compressed gas as an energy storage medium. In various embodiments, a compressed gas storage system may include a plurality of stages to convert energy into compressed gas for storage, and then to recover that stored energy by gas expansion.
Lightsail Energy, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198115 

Cylinder gasket having oil drainback constraint feature for use with internal combustion engine


A gasket for use with in an internal combustion engine having lubricating oil drainback passageways and an integrated exhaust manifold formed in the cylinder head is disclosed. The gasket includes at least one drainback passageway opening to fit substantially around the drainback passageways formed in the cylinder block.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/16/15
20150197184 

Interior exterior moving designs


An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one vehicle panel having a first photoluminescent portion and a second photoluminescent portion.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/16/15
20150197064 

Remotely-accessible additive manufacturing systems and methods


A system and method for manufacturing objects in an automated fashion to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of manufacturing technologies. The system may be comprised of one or more web-accessible servers, one or more clients that may communicate with the server, and one or more manufacturing apparatuses that may communicate with one or more clients or servers.

07/16/15
20150197029 

Magnetic cutting platform for use with a die cutting machine


A magnetic cutting platform for use with a (e.g., portable hand operated) die cutting machine that is capable of generating a cutting force to be applied to the cutting platform so that designs can be accurately cut from a sheet material. The magnetic cutting platform includes a (e.g., steel) cutting die having a downwardly facing cutting edge which is aligned with the design of the sheet material.

07/16/15
20150196575 

Compositions and methods for treating spinocerebellar ataxia


The present invention provides intravenous compositions of trehalose for the treatment of signs and symptoms of spinocerebellar ataxia (sca).. .
Bioblast Pharma Ltd.


07/09/15
20150194275 

Novel on-off transmission device for high voltage electric switch


The present invention provides a novel on-off transmission device for high voltage electric switch, comprising conducting rod and switch actuating device to actuate the reciprocating motion of the conducting rod, wherein an insulation layer is coated on the circumferential wall of the conducting rod. The present invention designs the conducting rod to be covered outside by a solid insulation layer, between the outlet terminals at both sides; one end of the insulated conducting rod is directly connected to the moving contact of the breaking element, while the other end thereof connected to the outlet terminal via a sliding conducting assembly with a slide (a flexible connection with conducting wire connected can also be used).
Xuchang Yongxin Electric Corporation Limited


07/09/15
20150194205 

Dual-port sram systems


Schematic circuit designs for a dual-port sram cell are disclosed, together with various layout schemes for the dual-port sram cell. The dual-port sram cell comprises: a data latch storage unit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal; a first dummy circuit coupled to the first terminal of the data latch storage unit, the first dummy circuit comprising a first partial dummy transistor and a second partial dummy transistor, wherein the first partial dummy transistor is formed in a first active area of a substrate and the second partial dummy transistor is formed in a second active area of the substrate; and a first gate electrode extending over an edge of the first active area and over an edge of the second active area, wherein the edges of the first active area and the second active area are disposed within a width of the first gate electrode..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/09/15
20150191616 

Silicon/germanium nanoparticles and inks having low metal contamination


Laser pyrolysis reactor designs and corresponding reactant inlet nozzles are described to provide desirable particle quenching that is particularly suitable for the synthesis of elemental silicon particles. In particular, the nozzles can have a design to encourage nucleation and quenching with inert gas based on a significant flow of inert gas surrounding the reactant precursor flow and with a large inert entrainment flow effectively surrounding the reactant precursor and quench gas flows.
Nanogram Corporation


07/09/15
20150190733 

Chromatography methods


This application discloses, in part, 1) a stationary phase column and compression designs for preparative chromatography, 2) a method of improving performance of silica gel chromatography by controlling the hydration of silica gel and acidifying the mobile phase, and 3) a method of extending the life of a silica gel column packing by cleaning or regenerating the silica gel stationary phase.. .
Ironstone Separations, Inc.




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