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The present invention provides an interior panel assembly for a load center having a plurality of adjacent components for distributing electrical service to branch circuits. The panel assembly includes at least one bus bar formed with branch stabs for electrically connecting to terminals extending from a plurality of c...
An audio probe feature which enables a user to select a wire or connector connected to a graphical object and "hear" the signals propagating on the wire or input to/output from the object. This provides a more complete and more informative debugging environment for certain classes of signals. The present invent...
A semiconductor transducer structure is fabricated by utilizing varying height diffused layers in a sacrificial wafer. A carrier wafer has a dielectric layer on a top surface which includes a layer of glass. The sacarificial wafer, after beign subject to diffusion of highly doped semiconductor material, exhibits a plur...
A capacitive position sensor has a scale (10), having hollow or raised topographical features, and a cursor (20) having an electrode array comprising at least two transmitting electrodes (21a, 21b) and at least one receiving electrode (21c) separated by shielding electrodes (21g). The coupling capacitances (Cac, Cbc) b...
A surface inspection of the system applies a first oblique illumination beam and may also apply a second illumination beam to illuminate a surface either sequentially or simultaneously. Radiation reflected or scattered is collected by preferably three collection channels and detected by three corresponding detector arr...
Embodiments enable searching of portions of objects in images, including programmatically analyzing each image in a collection in order to determine image data that, for individual images in the collection, represents one or more visual characteristics of a portion of an object shown in that image. A user is enabled to...
A mixing machine includes a drive assembly and control system for making speed changes on the fly and for providing controlled acceleration and deceleration. A bowl receiving portion may be movable between a lowered position and a raised position with a power bowl lift mechanism provided to effect such movement. Advanc...
The invention relates to an automated procedure, in particular a computerized procedure for evaluating processes marked by characteristic features in computer-based networked environments. The procedure includes the following steps: establishing a feature tree to represent the set of all features, whereby the features ...
One aspect is a method of fabricating a housing for an implantable medical device, including forming a first housing portion of metal using an additive manufacturing process such that features are integrated into the first portion. A second housing portion of metal is also formed. The first and second housing portions ...
Embodiments include a modular support pad having a support cushion, a fluid-filled bladder coupled to an electronic pressure sensor for sensing a fluid pressure within the fluid-filled bladder, and a ticking surrounding the support cushion and the fluid-filled bladder and providing a person support surface between the ...
Fittings and coupling assemblies for relatively easy and quick connections to conduits are disclosed herein. A fitting assembly configured in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure includes a male connector and a female connector that can be coupled together to form a fitting assembly for attachment to a condu...
Features that may be used to represent relevance information (e.g., properties, characteristics, etc.) of an entity, such as a document or concept for example, may be associated with the document by accepting an identifier that identifies a document; obtaining search query information (and/or other serving parameter in...
Modeling comparable properties and rendering map images with automatic valuation of properties bordering specified geographic features. A valuation model identifies and accounts for the proximity of properties to geographic features. For example, estimating property value includes accessing property data corresponding ...
Deep narrow gaps ( 20 ) between side walls ( 32 and 36 ) of a workpiece ( 26 ) can be measure by modules ( 42 ) that include an imager ( 70 ) and provide focused directional lighting from light sources ( 76 ) into the gaps ( 20 ). The imager ( 70 ) may employ a camera having an array of pixels along rows and columns....
Filter assemblies, components therefor, and features thereof are described. Also described are methods of assembly and use. In depicted examples, the air cleaner assemblies and components use advantageous housing seal features. Also, methods of assembly and use are described....
A sprocket for an inside flank engagement inverted tooth chain includes tooth spaces each defined at least partially by the engaging flank of one tooth, the disengaging flank of another tooth, and a root surface that is located between the engaging flank and the disengaging flank of the tooth space. The engaging flank ...
A developing device for supplying a developer to an image bearing member is provided with a housing configured to define a passage for movement of the developer and a replenishment path configured to communicate with the passage and supply the developer to the passage; a conveyor configured to move the developer in the...
A gaming system and methods for conducting a wagering game allowing player selection of a base game and a game feature. A gaming system includes a display displaying a plurality of game icons and a plurality of game feature icons. Each of the game icons indicate a respective different base game and each of the game fea...
A tray for use in bonding orthodontic appliances to selected teeth of a patient is disclosed. The tray includes an outer shell having wall sections extending over facial, lingual, and occlusal surfaces of the selected teeth to form a channel including tooth cavities having a configuration matching and arranged for rece...
Light-blocking structures for optical physiological parameter measurement devices or sensors are disclosed. Such structures may include barrier walls and protrusions that further include intermeshing surface profiles designed to promote light-blocking capabilities at small scales to offset potential gaps that may occur...
A system and method are disclosed for reducing light from one or more light sources from entering into a light sensor by reflection off of a visor and/or waveguiding within the visor. In embodiments, a shroud may be provided around the light sensor to block light reflected off of the visor from entering the light senso...
A method for fabricating an integrated circuit includes the steps of: providing a substrate having a semiconductor surface; providing a hardmask material on the semiconductor surface. For at least one masking level of the integrated circuit: providing a mask pattern for the masking level partitioned into a first mask a...
A sample handling tool includes a body having at least one plunger associated with a channel and arranged for axial movement within the channel. A seal is provided in the channel and sealingly engaged with a contact surface. The contact surface may include a surface feature, such that when contact surface moves, the se...
A light guide device includes a light guide body 182 and two or more pluralities of spaced-apart slits 100. The slits 100 are formed by undercuts in the light guide body 182. Sidewalls of the slits form facets that redirect light impinging on the facets. In some embodiments, the light guide body is attached to a light ...
Reactor vessels with pressure and heat transfer features for producing hydrogen-based fuels and structural elements, and associated systems and methods. A representative reactor system includes a first reaction zone and a heat path, a reactant source coupled to the first reaction zone, and a first actuator coupled to c...
Package substrates and methods to fabricate therein are described. A package substrate may include conductive layers, vias, dielectric layers and traces fabricated therein, all patterned on one or two sides of a core embedded within a package substrate. For an embodiment, vias and traces may be formed by an ablation pr...
The present invention provides apparatus for fluidly separating substrate surface features. The apparatus include arrays of apertures that correspond to at least a portion of an array of wells disposed in a micro-well plate and/or are structured to fluidly separate multiple surface features disposed on multiple substra...
In accordance with one or more embodiments, a method for managing features for use on gaming devices is presented, wherein the method comprises determining a measure of performance of a feature, and determining a payment due to a provider of the feature based on the measure of performance of the feature. In one or more...
A vacuum cleaner dirt containment system with a bag chamber having an open end, an outlet adapted to be in fluid communication with a vacuum fan inlet located on the vacuum cleaner housing, and a plurality of locator ribs extending from an inner wall of the bag chamber. Each locator rib has a landing adjacent an inner ...
A control system for a press having a synchronized feed mechanism includes a first drive motor for the press, a second drive motor for the feed mechanism, means responsive to the positions of the press and the feed mechanism for producing an output signal representing any change in the positional relationship between t...
Methods and apparatus are provided for printing and validating a document, such as a ticket or voucher printed on a substrate such as paper. After the document is printed, at least a portion thereof is read to test a validity criteria. The document is dispensed to a recipient if the validity criteria is met. If the val...
The embodiments described provide mechanisms for patterning features for advanced technology nodes with extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) tools. One or more EUV pre-masks are generated by using a mask writer to form an EUV mask with an EUV scanner. The wafers are then patterned by using the EUV mask. The demagnifi...
A backup ring for a face seal in a roller cone bit is configured to resist wear from drilling fluids present adjacent exposed faces of the backup ring. Portions are removed from an exposed end face in a variety of shapes while the hardness of the material is increased. The removal of material offsets an increase in for...
A data communication security system is disclosed that includes a network interface including a first security module implementing a first security architecture, and a second security module implementing a second security architecture different from the first security architecture. The network interface further include...