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10023954 Slit valve apparatus, systems, and methods  
Slit valve apparatuses are described. In one aspect, a slit valve apparatus is disclosed having a gate with at least one sealing surface, a blocker element, and a connector member that...
10022080 Analyte sensors, systems, testing apparatus and manufacturing methods  
In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor may include one or more conductors received in a hollow...
10014184 Methods and apparatus for forming a resist array using chemical mechanical planarization  
Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for forming a resist array on a material to be patterned using chemical-mechanical planarization. The resist array may include an arrangement of two...
10003368 Methods and apparatus for reducing cellular telephone radiation exposure  
In some aspects, a cellular telephone includes (1) a user interface portion having a communications circuit; and (2) a cellular portion having a first communications circuit adapted to communicate...
9993198 Methods and apparatus for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness  
Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and...
9986598 Temperature control apparatus including groove-routed optical fiber heating, substrate temperature control systems, electronic device processing systems, and processing methods  
Substrate temperature control apparatus including groove-routed optical fibers. Substrate temperature control apparatus includes upper and lower members including grooves in one or both, and a...
9984867 Systems and methods for rinsing and drying substrates  
In some embodiments, a system is provided that includes (1) a loading position; (2) a drying position; (3) a movable tank configured to (a) hold at least one substrate; (b) hold a cleaning...
9984252 Methods and systems for facilitating personal data propagation  
Methods and systems for facilitating the propagation of personal data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Personal Data Propagation Environment (“PDP environment”), which facilitates the...
9983341 Component illumination apparatus, systems, and electronic devices and methods of manufacturing and using the same  
Apparatus for illuminating one or more components of an electronic device having a visual display (e.g., a backlit display), such as one or more keys of keyboards, one or more interface ports, or...
9975001 Systems and methods for measuring and/or analyzing swing information  
In a first aspect, a method for monitoring a golf swing is provided that includes coupling a mobile telephone to a golf club and employing the mobile telephone coupled to the golf club to monitor...
9974481 Bands for measuring biometric information  
In some aspects, a system is provided that includes (1) a wrist band having one or more sensors that measure biometric data of a user wearing the band; and (2) a display on the band that displays...
9949672 Apparatus, systems and methods for determining and displaying pre-event and post-event analyte concentration levels  
Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods wherein pre-event and post-event analyte concentration readings associated with an event are collected and processed to...
9948061 Methods of driving laser diodes, optical wavelength sweeping apparatus, and optical measurement systems  
An optical wavelength sweeping apparatus is disclosed. The optical wavelength sweeping apparatus includes a laser diode having an active region including a thickness of less than 1 μm, a...
9945882 Method for pipetting liquids in an automated analysis apparatus  
ABSTRACT The present invention lies in the field of automated analysis apparatuses and relates to a method for transferring a liquid volume from a first liquid vessel into a second liquid vessel....
9937382 System and method for improving fitness equipment and exercise  
In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes the steps of (1) providing a monitor for determining a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser and for outputting a signal...
9921208 Apparatus and methods for reducing electrical shock hazard from biosensor meters  
A biosensor meter (10a) is provided for determining an analyte concentration in a fluid, such as glucose in blood. The biosensor meter includes a USB port (14a) having a first data signal port...
9914053 Systems and methods for fitness and video games  
In some aspects, a system is provided that includes (1) a plurality of mobile devices; and (2) an application on each mobile device, the application adapted to (a) allow exercisers to form an...
9912677 Evaluating a questionable network communication  
Techniques for evaluating a questionable network communication are disclosed. In some implementations, an evaluation module determines whether a network communication is allowable based on one or...
9905447 Sealed substrate carriers and systems and methods for transporting substrates  
An electronic device manufacturing system is disclosed. The system includes a processing tool having one or more processing chambers each adapted to perform an electronic device manufacturing...
9877581 Modular rack for phytochemical extraction system  
A modular rack for mounting components of a phytochemical extraction system is described. The module rack includes at least two legs and one or more frame modules that are each at least 2 units in...
9873054 Systems and methods for fitness and video games  
In some aspects, a system is provided that includes a plurality of mobile devices and an application on at least a first mobile device. The application is adapted to track position information...
9863905 Method for detecting contact of a pipetting needle  
The invention relates to a method for detecting contact of a pipetting needle in an in vitro diagnostic system. To this end, the pipetting needle, in an advantageous embodiment of the invention,...
9862070 Systems and methods for substrate polishing end point detection using improved friction measurement  
Methods, apparatus, and systems for polishing a substrate are provided. The invention includes an upper platen; a torque/strain measurement instrument coupled to the upper platen; and a lower...
9859135 Substrate rinsing systems and methods  
An example waterfall apparatus includes (1) a first portion of a first width having (a) a first plenum, a second plenum, and a restricted fluid path therebetween; (b) a first coupling surface; and...
9844800 Systems, methods and apparatus for post-chemical mechanical planarization substrate cleaning  
Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods and apparatus for pre-cleaning a substrate after chemical mechanical planarization processing. Embodiments provide a housing; a chuck assembly...
9824327 Systems and methods for capturing and managing information pertaining to asset spares inventories  
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for spares management in a data center context. The described system may provide fully integrated dashboards and spares control mechanisms that...
9813992 Tracking systems and methods for remotely tracking a location of a person on a map of a monitored premise  
Techniques tracking, monitoring, updating, and displaying location and related information based on telemetry information received from mobile devices carried in the field. Each tracked entity...
9804180 Incubation device and methods for automatic movement of a reaction vessel therein for an automatic analysis apparatus  
An incubation device for an automatic analysis apparatus includes an incubation unit having a number of reception positions for reaction vessels, a first transfer arm having a gripping device for...
9799544 Robot assemblies, substrate processing apparatus, and methods for transporting substrates in electronic device manufacturing  
A robot assembly allowing remote actuation of a carriage supported robot. The robot assembly includes a track, a carriage moveable along the track, and a robot mounted to the carriage. The robot...
9791469 Pipetting device  
The invention relates to a pipetting device (1) for an automatic analysis appliance, wherein the pipetting device (1) comprises a pipetting needle (2) with a longitudinal axis (3), and a device...
9785370 Method and system for automatically preserving persistent storage  
Computer-based methods, techniques, and systems for automatically protecting a storage device from unwanted alterations are provided. Example embodiments provide a Disk Access Redirection System,...
9781244 Dual-mode eyeglasses  
Methods, systems, and techniques for dual-mode communication are provided. Example embodiments provide a an enhanced mobile device that includes a CPU, a low latency transceiver, and a high...
9775560 Methods and apparatus for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness  
Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and...
D797572 Cooking pouch  
9757639 Disparity correction for location-aware distributed sporting events  
Various embodiments facilitate location-aware distributed competitions. In one embodiment, a system facilitates a distributed sporting event that includes multiple players traveling over...
9750104 Systems, apparatus, and methods for converting a bi-level lighting system to a dimmable lighting system  
A dimmable lighting system may replace a bi-level lighting system without having to modify or supplement the existing wiring between a bi-level control unit and one or more light fixtures. The...
9742250 Motor modules, multi-axis motor drive assemblies, multi-axis robot apparatus, and electronic device manufacturing systems and methods  
Motor modules for multi-arm robot apparatus are described. The motor modules can be used individually or stacked and assembled to make up one-axis, 2-axis, 3-axis, 4-axis, 5-axis, 6-axis motor...
9740338 System and methods for providing a three-dimensional touch screen  
Systems and techniques for providing a three-dimensional touch screen are described. Example systems include a touch screen manager that is configured to display a screen via a display device,...
9738400 Methods and apparatus for reducing anxiety during travel  
In some embodiments, a system is provided that includes a portable electronic device; and an application executable on the portable electronic device, the application including computer program...
9731182 Systems and methods for measuring and/or analyzing swing information  
In a first aspect, a system for monitoring a swing is provided that includes (1) a swing measurement device adapted to couple to a swinging object and to output a signal indicative of a...
9724834 Robot apparatus, drive assemblies, and methods for transporting substrates in electronic device manufacturing  
A substrate-transporting robot apparatus is disclosed. The robot apparatus may include an upper arm, a forearm independently rotatable relative to the upper arm, a wrist member independently...
9717147 Electronic device manufacturing system  
An electronic device manufacturing system may include a mainframe to which one or more process chambers of different size may be coupled. A different number of process chambers may be coupled to...
9711381 Methods and apparatus for post-chemical mechanical planarization substrate cleaning  
A method and apparatus for cleaning a substrate after chemical mechanical planarizing (CMP) is provided. The apparatus comprises a housing, a substrate holder rotatable on a first axis and...
9710556 Content recommendation based on collections of entities  
Techniques for content recommendation are described. Some embodiments provide a content recommendation system (“CRS”) configured to recommend content items that are related to a collection of...
9700802 Systems and methods for fitness and video games  
In some aspects, an application is provided that is adapted to execute on at least a first mobile device. The application is adapted to (a) track information regarding a user of the mobile device;...
9700798 Systems and methods for improving fitness equipment and exercise  
The present invention provides systems for and methods of playing a video game that includes providing a game character having a virtual appearance characteristic, receiving an input signal...
9698041 Substrate temperature control apparatus including optical fiber heating, substrate temperature control systems, electronic device processing systems, and methods  
Substrate temperature control apparatus including optical fiber temperature control are described. Substrate temperature control apparatus includes a base, a thermal contact member proximate to...
9689832 Temperature sensing analyte sensors, systems, and methods of manufacturing and using same  
In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base, a first electrode and a second electrode wherein a...
9687188 Methods and apparatus for changing mobile telephone operation mode based on vehicle operation status  
In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes (1) detecting a presence of mobile telephone proximate a vehicle; (2) establishing communication between the mobile telephone and the vehicle;...
9685352 Apparatus for conserving electronic device manufacturing resources including ozone  
An electronic device manufacturing system is provided that may reduce the amount of resources used in electronic device manufacturing processes. In some embodiments, unreacted ozone exiting a...


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