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9439585 Semiconductor based analyte sensors and methods  
An analyte sensor is provided that comprises a substrate which includes a semiconductor material. Embodiments may include a core of a conductive material, and a cladding of a semiconductor...
9436924 Automated analyte sensor ordering methods and apparatus  
Methods, systems, and apparatus adapted to automate ordering of test strips for use in an analyte meter device are disclosed. The method, system and apparatus includes inputting information from...
9435025 Gas apparatus, systems, and methods for chamber ports  
An electronic device manufacturing system may include a chamber port assembly that provides an interface between a transfer chamber and a process chamber. In some embodiments, the chamber port...
9431267 Semiconductor device processing tools and methods for patterning substrates  
In some embodiments, an electronic device processing system is provided that includes a processing tool having a first subsystem configured to carry out a first subset of processes on a substrate...
9430025 Method for temporary operation of an automated analysis device in a standby mode  
The present invention relates to an automated analysis device (1) and a method for temporary, energy-saving operation of the analysis device (1) in a standby mode, the analysis device (1)...
9429248 Process chamber gas flow apparatus, systems, and methods  
Process chamber gas flow control apparatus having a tiltable valve are disclosed. The gas flow apparatus includes a process chamber adapted to contain a substrate, an exit from the process chamber...
9429247 Acoustically-monitored semiconductor substrate processing systems and methods  
A semiconductor substrate processing system having acoustic monitoring is disclosed. The system includes a process chamber adapted to perform a process on a substrate, a process fluid source, a...
9428345 Apparatus for separating spherical or cylindrical objects  
An apparatus for separating rod-like or spherical agitating elements in an automatic analyzer allows quick and error-resistant separation and automated charging of cuvettes with the agitating...
9425026 Systems and methods for improved radio frequency matching networks  
Systems and methods are provided for matching the impedance of a load to an impedance of a power generator. Embodiments include a matching network with a dynamically configurable component...
9417229 Linear, cartridge-based glucose measurement system  
A test sensor container (400) is designed for use with an analyte measuring system (40). The test sensor container (100) may include a cartridge (200) including a plurality of stacked individual...
9411237 Resist hardening and development processes for semiconductor device manufacturing  
In some embodiments, a method of forming an etch mask on a substrate is provided that includes (1) forming a resist layer on a substrate; (2) exposing one or more regions of the resist layer to an...
9409054 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...
9395381 Device for transporting reaction vessels  
The invention relates to a rotatable device (1) for transporting reaction vessels in an automatic analysis apparatus, said device (1) comprising a circular base plate (16), and a number of holders...
9395300 Method and system for determining the concentration of substances in body fluids  
The invention relates to a method for the spectrophotometric determination of the concentration of multiple substances, preferably bilirubin, haemoglobin and lipids, in a sample of body fluid.
9395240 Methods, systems, and apparatus for biological sample illumination at multiple wavelengths  
Disclosed are methods and apparatus adapted to aid in an illumination of a test sample in a test vessel. The method includes sequencing multiple wavelength light sources by turning OFF all but the...
9387428 Systems and methods for treating flammable effluent gases from manufacturing processes  
A system for treating flammable effluent gas is provided. The system includes an exhaust conduit to carry the flammable effluent gas to an abatement unit, a control system coupled to the abatement...
9386648 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...
9383333 Replaceable multistrip cartridge and biosensor meter  
A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the...
9382046 Closure system for reagent vessel receiving positions in an automatic analysis apparatus  
A closure system for a holder for a reaction vessel in an automatic analysis apparatus includes a lid secured movably on a retainer element, wherein the lid closes an opening of the holder in a...
9378994 Multi-position batch load lock apparatus and systems and methods including same  
Various embodiments of batch load lock apparatus are disclosed. The batch load lock apparatus includes a load lock body including first and second load lock openings, a lift assembly within the...
9378443 Calibration coded sensors and apparatus, systems and methods for reading same  
In some aspects, a colored coded analyte sensor is provided. The analyte sensor has a body and a plurality of machine-readable colored codes associated with the body. The colored codes may contain...
9376708 Bottled glucose sensor with no handling  
A device and system for automatic handling of a sensor strip by a part of meter includes a sensor strip having a first section, a second section, and an intermediate section. The sensor strip...
9373933 Methods of driving laser diodes, optical wavelength sweeping apparatus, and optical measurement systems  
An optical wavelength sweeping apparatus having a laser diode with an active region, and a coupled pulse generator is disclosed. The pulse generator is configured and operable to provide current...
9372080 Adjustment system for a transfer system in an in-vitro diagnostics system  
The invention relates to an adjustment system (3) for a transfer system (1) in an in-vitro diagnostics system. The adjustment system comprises a contact element (4), which is arranged on a movable...
9355876 Process load lock apparatus, lift assemblies, electronic device processing systems, and methods of processing substrates in load lock locations  
A process load lock apparatus is disclosed. The process load lock apparatus includes a load lock chamber adapted to couple between a mainframe section and a factory interface, the load lock...
9354226 Transdermal systems, devices, and methods to optically analyze an analyte  
The invention provides transdermal optical analysis systems, test sensors, methods, and kits for determining the presence and/or concentration of at least one analyte in a fluid sample. The system...
9352471 Substrate gripper apparatus and methods  
A substrate gripper apparatus is provided. Substrate gripper apparatus includes a body, a first slide member moveable relative to the body, a first finger mounting member coupled to the first...
D756502 Gas diffuser assembly  
9334127 Systems, apparatus and methods for transporting substrates in electronic device manufacturing  
An electronic device processing system is disclosed. The system includes a transfer chamber including facets and a plurality of single-entry process chambers coupled to the facets, wherein at...
9325228 Multi-axis robot apparatus with unequal length forearms, electronic device manufacturing systems, and methods for transporting substrates in electronic device manufacturing  
Embodiments include multi-arm robots for substrate transport systems that include a boom, first and second forearms rotationally coupled to the boom, the second forearm being shorter than the...
9324246 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...
9322761 Methods and apparatus for ascertaining interferents and physical dimensions in liquid samples and containers to be analyzed by a clinical analyzer  
A method of inspecting a clinical specimen for a presence of one or more interferents, such as those that might be found within clinical analytical blood specimens by subjecting the specimen to...
9310791 Methods, systems, and apparatus for calibration of an orientation between an end effector and an article  
Disclosed are methods adapted to aid in a calibration of a robotic end effector. The method includes providing a robotic component having an end effector and a light beam sensor provided in a...
9309551 Electrical devices with enhanced electrochemical activity and manufacturing methods thereof  
In some aspects, a device is provided having a member with a region of enhanced electrochemical activity. In one aspect, a sensor of enhanced electrochemical activity is provided for detecting an...
9308623 Multi-disk chemical mechanical polishing pad conditioners and methods  
A pad conditioner may include multiple independently mounted conditioning elements configured to condition a polishing pad used in, e.g., a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) process. In some...
9301080 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...
9300321 Light detection and ranging (LiDAR)data compression and decompression methods and apparatus  
Methods and apparatus for lossless LiDAR LAS file compression and decompression are provided that include predictive coding, variable-length coding, and arithmetic coding. The predictive coding...
9300129 Reverse battery protection for battery-powered devices  
Reverse battery protection circuits for devices powered by batteries coupled in parallel can include both P-channel and N-channel MOSFETs. Each positive battery terminal connector of a...
9296105 Vibration-controlled substrate handling robots, systems, and methods  
Embodiments disclose a vibration-controlled robot apparatus. The apparatus includes a robot having an end effector operable to transport a substrate, a sensor coupled to the robot, the sensor...
9295599 Methods and systems for a dynamic support mattress to treat and reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers  
Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for preventing and treating pressure ulcers in bedfast patients. The invention includes providing a non-powered mattress having a first zone adapted to...
9281222 Wafer handling systems and methods  
A wafer handling system may include upper and lower linked robot arms that may move a wafer along a nonlinear trajectory between chambers of a semiconductor processing system. These features may...
9272185 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...
9246089 Nonvolatile memory cell without a dielectric antifuse having high- and low-impedance states  
A memory cell according to the present invention comprises a bottom conductor, a doped semiconductor pillar, and a top conductor. The memory cell does not include a dielectric rupture antifuse...
9245254 Enhanced voice conferencing with history, language translation and identification  
Techniques for ability enhancement are described. Some embodiments provide an ability enhancement facilitator system (“AEFS”) configured to enhance voice conferencing among multiple speakers. Some...
9215784 Networked, wireless lighting control system with distributed intelligence  
A programmable lighting control system integrates time-based, sensor-based, and manual control of lighting and other loads. The system includes one or more groups of controlled lighting areas,...
9204829 Multistrip cartridge  
A test meter for analyzing a body fluid sample applied to a test strip includes an outer housing having an opening, an actuator, and a cartridge positioned adjacent the outer housing. The...
9202738 Pneumatic end effector apparatus and substrate transportation systems with annular flow channel  
Systems, apparatus and methods including pneumatic end effectors for transporting substrates between system components of electronic device manufacturing systems are provided. In one aspect, an...
9202539 Methods and apparatus for reducing programming time of a memory cell  
A method is provided for programming a memory cell having a first terminal coupled to a word line and a second terminal coupled to a bit line. During a first predetermined time interval, the word...
9202013 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...
9194837 Analyte sensors and systems including retention tab and methods of manufacturing same  
In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a biological fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base including a top and bottom side, a lid, and...


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