Method Of Mechanical Manufacture Patents (Class 29/592)
  • Patent number: 10034714
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of defining a mating surface in a first side of an arthroplasty jig. The mating surface is configured to matingly receive and contact a corresponding patient surface including at least one of a bone surface and a cartilage surface. The first side is oriented towards the patient surface when the mating surface matingly receives and contacts the patient surface. The method may include: a) identifying a contour line associated with the patient surface as represented in a medical image; b) evaluating via an algorithm the adequacy of the contour line for defining a portion of the mating surface associated with the contour line; c) modifying the contour line if the contour line is deemed inadequate; and d) employing the modified contour line to define the portion of the mating surface associated with the contour line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventor: Ilwhan Park
  • Patent number: 9987022
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 9925069
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for utilizing a series of images of a patient's anatomy to determine a cut plane for use during a hip replacement procedure. To determine a cut plane for use during the procedure, the computer program determines a best fit line through the center of the neck of the femur, as well as a best fit line through the femoral shaft. In one particular embodiment, a cut plane through the femur may then be determined as perpendicular to the center line through the neck of the femur. Further, the location of these features in the images may be determined by analyzing the gray scale value of one or more pixels around a selected point on the image. The pixel with the lowest gray scale value may then be assumed to be the edge of the cortical bone in the 2D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Ilwhan Park
  • Patent number: 9839485
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of defining a mating surface in a first side of an arthroplasty jig. The mating surface is configured to matingly receive and contact a corresponding patient surface including at least one of a bone surface and a cartilage surface. The first side is oriented towards the patient surface when the mating surface matingly receives and contacts the patient surface. The method may include: a) identifying a contour line associated with the patient surface as represented in a medical image; b) evaluating via an algorithm the adequacy of the contour line for defining a portion of the mating surface associated with the contour line; c) modifying the contour line if the contour line is deemed inadequate; and d) employing the modified contour line to define the portion of the mating surface associated with the contour line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventor: Ilwhan Park
  • Patent number: 9636120
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of defining a mating surface in a first side of an arthroplasty jig. The mating surface is configured to matingly receive and contact a corresponding patient surface including at least one of a bone surface and a cartilage surface. The first side is oriented towards the patient surface when the mating surface matingly receives and contacts the patient surface. The method may include: a) identifying a contour line associated with the patient surface as represented in a medical image; b) evaluating via an algorithm the adequacy of the contour line for defining a portion of the mating surface associated with the contour line; c) modifying the contour line if the contour line is deemed inadequate; and d) employing the modified contour line to define the portion of the mating surface associated with the contour line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventor: Ilwhan Park
  • Patent number: 9545625
    Abstract: An ionic liquid functionalized reduced graphite oxide (IL-RGO)/TiO2 nanocomposite was synthesized and used to reduce CO2 to a hydrocarbon in the presence of H2O vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Jean Andino, Tingting Gao
  • Patent number: 9492183
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 9365445
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a phosphor-encapsulating capillary tube in which, when a phosphor is encapsulated thereinto, fluorescence from the phosphor is less likely to leak from an end of the capillary tube; and such a phosphor-encapsulating capillary tube. One end portion 10A of an elongate glass capillary tube 10 having an outer shape of a transverse cross-section elongated in a width direction thereof is heated until the one end portion 10A of the glass capillary tube 10 has been melted, integrated, and thus sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Wada, Sotohiro Nakajima, Tomoaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9320532
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or obviate the concern for distal embolization due to fragmentation of the clot. Several embodiments of the invention provide for progressive, or modular, treatment based upon the nature of the clot. For example, the progressive treatment can include immediate restoration of blood flow, in-situ clot management, and/or clot removal depending on the particular circumstances of the treatment. The in-situ clot management can include, for example, lysis, maceration, and/or removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Ferrera, Andrew Cragg, John Fulkerson
  • Publication number: 20150146436
    Abstract: A reflective sheet with a dot-cut pattern for preventing both bright line and bright spot, and a method of manufacturing the same, is provided. The reflective sheet and method of manufacturing the same may be capable of reducing a manufacturing cost and also improving a manufacturing efficiency. The reflective sheet may include a bottom part including a hole for exposing a light source, the bottom part provided on a bottom surface of a cover bottom; a lateral part extending from the bottom part, the lateral part provided at a lateral surface of the cover bottom; a half-cut pattern formed in the boundary between the bottom part and the lateral part; and a plurality of dot-cut patterns formed at the lateral part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Heo, Yong Yun Kim
  • Publication number: 20150147027
    Abstract: An optical apparatus, comprising a wavelength selective switch, the wavelength selective switch including: one or more planar lightwave circuits and a plurality of optical beam steering assemblies. Each one of the planar lightwave circuits have at least one arrayed waveguide grating located thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Cristian Bolle, David Neilson, Mark P. Earnshaw, Roland Ryf, Flavio Pardo
  • Publication number: 20150147025
    Abstract: A method of designing multicore optical fibers is provided. A geometry for the core arrangement is selected. At least one of i) core width, ii) core position with respect to other cores, or iii) orientation with respect to incoming, outgoing, or at least partially traversing radiation such as an inscription beam are optimized. A design space is created in which no core shadows or blocks any other core with respect to incoming, outgoing, or at least partially traversing radiation. Optimization generally includes tracing tangents of core widths against an orthogonal axis and ensuring no overlap of space between said tangents on said axis. For twisted fiber, optimization also includes optimizing effective length and twist rate of the fiber. Devices entailing such fibers, such as multicore pump coupler and multicore fiber distributed feedback laser, are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: OFS Fitel, LLC
    Inventor: Paul S. Westbrook
  • Publication number: 20150144775
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for determining absolute coding represented by code elements of an optical code track, with illumination of the absolute coding with light, modulating of some of the illuminating light on code elements, determining of the absolute coding as modulated light and continuously varying modulation of the light on neighbouring code elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Urs Vokinger, Heinz Lippuner
  • Publication number: 20150145246
    Abstract: A single-piece ferrule for a fitting for coupling a capillary to another component of a fluidic device, wherein the ferrule comprises a ferrule body, wherein the ferrule body has a lumen configured for receiving at least a part of the capillary, wherein the ferrule body has a tapering front part configured for forming a sealed connection with a housing of the fitting, wherein a back side of the tapering front part has an annular undercut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ponna Peter Pa
  • Publication number: 20150137551
    Abstract: Automotive window glass to which a molding for sealing space between a car body and the window glass is to be attached, the window glass including, an attachment starting point mark indicating an attachment starting point of the molding, and at least one of a termination starting point mark and a termination last point mark in a specification range in which a termination of the molding, of which an attachment to the window glass being started from the attachment starting point, is to be placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhiko FUJII, Takao HORIE
  • Publication number: 20150139725
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a support comprising a planar support surface; first protrusions protruding from the planar support surface and located on the planar support surface to position a first planar component within a first area; and second protrusions protruding from the planar support surface and located on the planar support surface to position a second planar component within a second area, which overlaps the first area, wherein at least some of the second protrusions are located within the first area and are configured to retract from a first protruding configuration for positioning a second planar component into a second retracted configuration for enabling the first protrusions to position a first planar component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Chong Chen, Hongji Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150141918
    Abstract: A syringe propellable by propellant that boils at a predetermined temperature, the syringe including a barrel having an outlet at a front end, and a stopper axially moveable in the barrel. The stopper separates a first chamber and a second chamber, the first chamber being axially forwards of the stopper and being configured for containing a medicament, and the second chamber being axially rearwards of the stopper and being configured to receive propellant for acting on the stopper to move the stopper axially forwardly in the barrel to expel medicament through the outlet upon actuation of the syringe. The syringe further includes a rupturing portion and a third chamber for containing propellant where the third chamber is rupturable upon actuation of the syringe to fluidly connect the third chamber to the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Ian Anderson, Matt Ekman, Rachel Suzanne Koppelman
  • Patent number: 9034462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal-cutting machining process for a semi-finished product having a predetermined shape and at least one machining surface which has the steps: applying a protective foil having a predetermined elongation at break to the at least one machining surface with a predetermined adhesive force, placing a metal-cutting tool in a predetermined position above the machining surface, exerting a predetermined mechanical force in a predetermined direction for a predetermined length of time to the tool for carrying out a metal-cutting process on the semi-finished product and lifting the tool from the at least one machining surface after the predetermined length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schwoerer, Eckehard Z├╝ndorf
  • Publication number: 20150128860
    Abstract: Deposition chambers (102) for use with deposition systems (100) include a chamber wall (112) comprising a transparent material. The chamber wall may include an outer metrology window (122) surface extending from and at least partially circumscribed by an outer major surface of the wall, and an inner metrology window surface extending from and at least partially circumscribed by an inner major surface of the wall. The window surfaces may be oriented at angles to the major surfaces. Deposition systems include such chambers. Methods include the formation of such deposition chambers. The depositions systems and chambers may be used to perform in-situ metrology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Soitec
    Inventors: Claudio Canizares, Ding Ding
  • Publication number: 20150133956
    Abstract: Apparatus is described, the apparatus including an oral surgical guide. The oral surgical guide includes an arch portion configured to be placed on a dental arch of a subject; and an extension portion extending from the arch portion, and shaped to define a guide hole. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Avinoam Dayan, Israel Dvorsky, Hernan Altman
  • Publication number: 20150124854
    Abstract: A protective cover for an insertion probe of a medical instrument. The cover contains a flexible tubular body that compliments the probe geometry and a radially disposed flange that surrounds the proximal end of the body. A series of snap-on fasteners removably connect the cover to the instrument. A camming surface is located on the outer face of the flange which coacts with a cam follower that is movably mounted upon the instrument to flex the cover sufficiently to open the fastener and release the cover from the instrument and move the cover axially toward the distal end of the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Lane, David E. Quinn, John R. Strom, Ray D. Stone, Scott A. Martin, Matthew D. Mullin, Richard Thrush, Richard G. McDuffie
  • Publication number: 20150124266
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes a body suit for a body that includes an appendage having a pivotable joint, the body suit comprising a sleeve to cover the appendage, wherein a first portion of the sleeve is configured to cover the pivotable joint. One or more multi-core optical fiber sensors is/are within or on the sleeve in a routing pattern that is substantially aligned with a longitudinal axis of the sleeve except within the first portion and that is at least partially transverse to the longitudinal axis within the first portion. An optical shape sensing system coupled to the one or more multi-core optical fiber sensors sends light into the one or more multi-core optical fiber sensors and determines a position of each of the multiple appendages based on reflected optical signal measurements detected from one or more multi-core optical fiber sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew A. DAVIS, Eugene MALINOWSKI, Jason L. CHEVALIER, Alaina M. MCGREGOR, Mathew REAVES
  • Publication number: 20150124575
    Abstract: A plasmon generator includes a first portion and a second portion that are adjacent in a first direction orthogonal to the direction of travel of light propagating through a core. The second portion includes a front end face located in a medium facing surface of a magnetic head. The core has a concave portion recessed from the top surface of the core. At least part of the first portion is received in the concave portion. The concave portion has a surface including an evanescent light generating portion. The first portion includes a plasmon exciting portion opposed to the evanescent light generating portion. The evanescent light generating portion is inclined relative to a first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: SAE MAGNETICS (H.K.) LTD., HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka SASAKI, Hiroyuki ITO, Shigeki TANEMURA, Hironori ARAKI, Hideo MAMIYA, Ryuji FUJII
  • Publication number: 20150113789
    Abstract: A tool for torquing a regulator onto a cylinder of a portable cylinder assembly. The tool includes a nut and a socket. The nut is configured to fit around a body of a regulator of a portable cylinder assembly. As such, the nut has a first set of grooves that avoids one or more valve assemblies on the body of the regulator. The socket has a cavity extending therethrough such that the cavity consists of three sections: a top section, a middle section and a bottom section. The top section of the socket is configured to be coupled to a device that applies a torque force on the socket. The middle section of the socket is configured to avoid a case of the regulator which is disposed above the body of the regulator. The bottom section of the socket is configured to be coupled to the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Randal L. Attebury, Tommy D. Teague, Hiramn B. Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20150114749
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a retainer assembly for a power steering assist system is provided. The retainer assembly includes a retainer having an inner wall defining an opening, at least one permanent magnet coupled to the retainer, and at least one spiral channel formed in the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jason A. Dutsky, Sheri L. Bachynski, John W. Kalmar
  • Publication number: 20150113793
    Abstract: Method of designing a security thread in security documents with better color contrast at any viewing angle is claimed. The invention discloses designing of security thread in security documents like bank notes using subwavelength gratings with period and thickness less than the wavelength of light. The sub wavelength gratings preferably asymmetric are designed such that the Oth order reflections are of longer wavelength (red) and the higher order reflections (diffracted orders) are of shorter wavelengths (blue/green). The security thread so designed gives better color contrast unlike the rainbow colors of prior art thus allowing better and easier distinction of authentic documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: BALA PESALA, MRIDULA MADHUSUDAN
  • Publication number: 20150113890
    Abstract: A step for installation into an attic that is easily installed on the existing beams within a typical attic to provide a safer and easier means to maneuver within a home's attic space. The step is produced using a single piece of sheet metal. In addition, the step is installed into the attic by securing teeth on the bendable tabs of the step to the existing beams using a hammer with the optional use of additional fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Scott M. Breen
  • Patent number: 9017867
    Abstract: Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an electrochemical or energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Ilhan A. Aksay, Daiwon Choi, Rong Kou, Zimin Nie, Donghai Wang, Zhenguo Yang
  • Publication number: 20150107909
    Abstract: A fixed-cutter earth-boring tool includes a first blade substantially comprising a first material having a first elastic modulus at a temperature, and a second blade substantially comprising a second material having a second elastic modulus at the temperature. The second elastic modulus is different from the first elastic modulus. A method of forming an earth-boring tool includes forming a bit body having a plurality of blades, and providing at least one cutting element on at least one of the plurality of blades. Some fixed-cutter earth-boring drill bits include a first blade exhibiting a first deflection when subjected to a load, and a second blade exhibiting a second deflection when subjected to the load. The first deflection may be a continuous function of the load, and the second deflection may be a discontinuous function of the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Anton F. Zahradnik
  • Publication number: 20150111293
    Abstract: Provided are a cancer cell-trapping metal filter which has a high opening ratio, a cancer cell-trapping metal filter sheet, a cancer cell-trapping device using the cancer cell-trapping filter, and manufacturing methods therefor. According to a cancer cell-trapping metal filter 1, openings of connected through-holes 12 that are formed in a metal sheet 11 have a wave shape, and thus it is possible to extract a CTC from other components by utilizing a hole diameter on a short-side side of the openings, and it is possible to make the connected through-holes be closer to each other due to the wave shape while maintaining a CTC trapping ability. Accordingly, it is possible to further improve the opening ratio in the cancer cell-trapping metal filter 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hisashige Kanbara, Yoshihito Kikuhara, Takahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150108774
    Abstract: A mechanism or apparatus enables stowing a hinged surface chock at a stowage position near a deployment position. Said stowage and deployment positions separated by a gap between a first hinged surface and a second hinged surface, where said hinged surfaces are attached by at least one hinge. The apparatus enables the transition of said chock through said gap when one of said hinged surfaces is sufficiently open. Said apparatus will enable stowing said chock by holding said chock at the side of the gap where said chock does not obstruct the closing path of either hinged surface and said apparatus will enable deploying said chock by holding said chock where, at least partially, said chock obstructs the closing path of at least one of said hinged surfaces. Said apparatus may further enable arranging said chock at a wider angle at the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Marina Yurii Fortmann
  • Publication number: 20150101913
    Abstract: Roll on floor (ROF) circuit breakers include a plurality of support wheels configured to contact a support surface as the ROF circuit breaker is moved between locations. The support wheels have a rocker configuration whereby weight of the ROF circuit breaker is transferred between different sets of the wheels during movement to thereby facilitate ease of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: James Jeffery Benke, Daniel Evan Palmieri, Douglas Michael Brandt
  • Publication number: 20150105866
    Abstract: The socket system includes a socket and a vacuum liner. A one-way valve is positioned within the closed distal end of the socket and provides controlled fluid communication between the interior socket space and an external environment. The closed distal end of the vacuum liner includes a distal portion formed of a higher durometer elastomeric material than the surrounding portions of the liner, and including a concave section extending from an external surface thereof towards the interior liner space. The socket, on the interior of the closed distal end thereof, includes a receiving portion that corresponds to and receives the distal portion of the vacuum liner (e.g. matching the perimeter and depth of the distal portion). The receiving portion includes a bottom surface (e.g. a flat surface) opposite to the concave section of the vacuum liner when received therein, and defining an exterior liner space therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Craig MACKENZIE
  • Publication number: 20150105789
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, the medical device includes a snare member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The medical device also includes an operating member extending proximally of the snare member. The operating is enabled to extend and retract the snare member from a sheath. The snare member includes a transition portion extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The transition portion connects the proximal portion to the distal portion. The distal portion has a different cross-sectional area than the proximal section of the snare member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel RAYBIN, Paul SMITH, Brian GAFFNEY, Naroun SUON
  • Publication number: 20150105224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new handle for adapting kettlebell weights and for new modes of lifting weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Odneal, Quinn Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150101748
    Abstract: A composite implantable prosthesis including a scaffold with a plurality of axially spaced apart sections connected by one or more bridges, each bridge including one or more hinges, and methods of making the prosthesis. The material of the bridges may be generally distinct from the material of the scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: David L. Bogert
  • Publication number: 20150105770
    Abstract: A method includes receiving one or more images of an organ of a patient. A physical model of at least a target region of the organ is manufactured based on the images. A distal tip of a medical probe is pre-shaped to fit a surface of the physical model corresponding to the target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: Matityahu Amit
  • Publication number: 20150098081
    Abstract: Metrology tool stage configurations and respective methods are provided, which comprise a pivoted connection arranged to receive a wafer and enable rotation thereof about a pivot; a radial axis arranged to radially move the rotatable pivoted connection attached thereto; and optics having a stationary part configured to generate a collimated illumination beam. For example, the optics may be stationary and the radial axis may be centrally rotated to enable stage operation without requiring additional space for guiding systems. In another example, a part of the optics may be rotatable, when configured to receive illumination via a mechanically decoupled or empty region, receive power and control wirelessly and deliver data wirelessly. The disclosed configurations provide more compact and more robust stages which efficiently handle large wafers. Stage configurations may be horizontal or vertical, the latter further minimizing the tool's footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Boris Golovanevsky
  • Publication number: 20150098177
    Abstract: A modular data center is disclosed. The modular data center may have a plurality of unit structures arranged generally parallel to one another. A plurality of supports may be used for supporting the unit structures elevationally above a floor, and wherein adjacent ones of the unit structures form hot aisles therebetween through which hot air generated from data center components may be channeled. Each unit structure may form an elongated structure having a frame structure, a roof panel supported by the frame structure, and a ceiling panel. The unit structures may be used to channel cold air to the data center components and hot air from the hot aisles out from the unit structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Eric WILCOX, John HOEFFNER, Stjepan SINKOVIC, Denis RANCIC, Zeljko GJURANI
  • Publication number: 20150093177
    Abstract: In one aspect, an elastically averaged alignment system is provided. The alignment system includes a first component having an alignment member, and a second component having an inner wall defining an alignment aperture. The alignment aperture is configured to receive the alignment member to couple the first component and the second component. The alignment member includes at least one retention member configured to engage the second component to facilitate retaining at least a portion of the alignment member within the alignment aperture. The alignment member is an elastically deformable material such that when the alignment member is inserted into the alignment aperture, the alignment member elastically deforms to an elastically averaged final configuration to facilitate aligning and stiffening the first component and the second component in a desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Steven E. Morris
  • Publication number: 20150092332
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a display portion, a base frame coupled to the display portion where the base frame includes a channel defined by a top wall opposite a bottom wall and a side wall coupled to the top wall and to the bottom wall. The side wall can have an outer surface defining at least a portion of an outer perimeter of the base frame. The channel can have a first portion on a first side of the base frame and a second portion on a second side of the base frame opposite the first side of the base frame. The apparatus can include a midplane having a first edge disposed in the first portion of the channel and having a second edge disposed in the second portion of the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michelle Yu, Ji Heun Lee, Jeffrey Hayashida
  • Publication number: 20150094616
    Abstract: Guide wires including a guide wire tip portion including a distal tip portion and a proximal tip portion, where the tip portion includes a circular cross-section and substantially constant diameter along both a linear elastic distal tip portion and a superelastic proximal tip portion. Methods for manufacture include providing a superelastic wire (e.g., nitinol) including a length so as to define both a distal tip portion and a proximal tip portion. The distal tip portion is cold worked, without imparting significant cold work to the proximal tip portion, to provide linear elastic properties within the distal tip portion, while the proximal tip portion maintains superelastic properties. The tip portion is ground or otherwise reduced in cross-sectional thickness after cold working of the distal tip portion, so as to provide a circular cross-section having a desired substantially constant diameter along both the distal tip portion and the proximal tip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, Jeffrey F. Dooley
  • Publication number: 20150090862
    Abstract: A lens reflecting a light of a predetermined wavelength, or transmitting and condensing or diverging the light is provided. The lens includes a substrate, and a quasi-periodic structure layer. A plane of the quasi-periodic structure layer is divided into unit cells and is filled with the unit cells in a two-dimensional period. The unit cell has a first region and a second region. An occupancy rate is changed as a distance from a center of the substrate. A resonance mode is defined by a relationship between the occupancy rate and the period length. A lowest order resonance mode is defined by the resonance mode. The period length is set to a predetermined value within a predetermined range including an optimum value. Another lens is provided. A minimum occupancy rate is defined by a smallest occupancy rate. A variation range of the occupancy rate changes across the minimum occupancy rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Takayuki MATSUI, Hisayoshi FUJIKAWA, Hideo IIZUKA, Hiroyuki WADO, Shuichi YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20150091335
    Abstract: A compact collapsible chair includes upper tubes, leg tubes, a central tube connector and a seat back. The upper tubes are formed from detachable sections. Lower ends of the upper tubes are inserted into upper holes in the central tube connector, and upper ends of the leg tubes are inserted into lower holes in the central tube connector. Upper ends of the upper tubes fit into tube receptacles in the seat back. No part of the upper tubes other than the upper and lower ends contacts any part of the collapsible chair. The upper holes are disposed in an upper portion of the central tube connector that swivels over a lower portion into which the lower holes are bored. The upper portion and the attached upper tubes swivel about a cylinder that passes through the upper and lower portions but does not extend above or below the central tube connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: Zinus, Inc., FIMAX International Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Youn Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20150094687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Malcolm Boyd, Richard Letham, David Plumptre, Robert Veasey, James May, Matthew Jones, Samuel Ghazaros
  • Publication number: 20150088258
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatuses for vertebral body distraction and fusion in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention employ one or more coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanisms. In various embodiments, coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanisms include a post with a threaded exterior surface and a corresponding sleeve configured to surround the post, the corresponding sleeve having a threaded interior surface configured to interface with the threaded exterior surface of the post and a geared exterior surface. A drive mechanism can be configured to interface with the geared exterior surface of the sleeve, causing the device to distract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Omar F. Jimenez, Nicholas R. Powley, Andrew G. Fischer, Yefim Safris
  • Publication number: 20150083291
    Abstract: Embodiments of headcovers having a headcover body that includes a plurality of collapsible portions that allow the headcover body to be configured between a collapsed configuration and a non-collapsed configuration and methods to manufacture such headcovers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the headcovers may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, John R. Marusiak, Xiojian Chen, Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20150086257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle, more particularly a bottle for a cosmetic product, to an associated manufacturing method and to an applicator assembly comprising such a receptacle. The invention relates in particular to a receptacle, more particularly a bottle, for a cosmetic product, said receptacle comprising a body forming a container and an intermediate part forming a reservoir, which is capable of containing the cosmetic product and of sliding within said container so as to move with an applicator of said product, under the effect of the viscosity of said product, when said applicator is removed from said reservoir and/or when said applicator is inserted into said reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Lhoyer
  • Publication number: 20150082614
    Abstract: A brachytherapy appliance removably positionable on or against a surface of a living body, such as the body of a human or animal, for positioning a therapeutic delivery device in a desired precise location in relation to a selected portion of the body in or adjacent to the surface and containing a cancer, tumor, or other diseased tissue, for delivering a therapy, particularly radiation, to the diseased tissue, and a method of making the appliance so as to conform to the body surface, based on a computerized three dimensional model or map generated from a scan of the body region, the appliance being particularly adapted for use in a body cavity such as the oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ethan J. Schuman
  • Patent number: 8985405
    Abstract: A snap fitment system for attaching a closure such as a valve body to a container may include one or more fingers attached to the valve body and held in a securing position about the container by a retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Linn D. Wanbaugh