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Heater chip, joining apparatus and joining method

To provide a heater chip which is excellent in energization heat generation characteristic of the ironing portion thereof, and which can efficiently and stably perform a joining process of joining a conducting thin wire to a terminal member. The heater chip comprises an ironing portion located at the lowermost position in a posture of a normal use mode and a pair of connection terminal portions and formed integrally with the ironing portion and extending symmetrically or asymmetrically upward from a left and a right ends of the ironing portion. ... Kobo Incorporated

Cosmetic and personal care formulas and methods

Applications of low-viscosity phenyl trimethicones in cosmetic and personal care products, cosmetic and personal care formulas containing low-viscosity phenyl trimethicones with various improved properties over use phenyl trimethicone @ 20 cst or @ 40 cst, and preparation methods thereof are disclosed.. . ... Kobo Incorporated

Device with a plurality of micro laser through holes

An electronic reading device includes a display integrated into a front of the electronic reading device, the display being outlined by a non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device; wherein a predetermined section of the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device includes a plurality of micro laser through holes, the plurality of micro laser through holes configured to integrate with the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device by maintaining a predetermined level of visual consistency of the non-touch sensitive portion, and provide an area through which light is visible in response to one or more interactions with the electronic reading device.. . ... Kobo Incorporated

Systems and methods for automated screen color temperature control

An electronic reading device can include an adjustable rgbw front light and an ambient light sensor. Additionally, the electronic reading device can include circuitry configured to determine if a transition between phases has occurred, wherein the phases include a night phase, a sunrise transition phase, a daytime phase, and a sunset transition phase, automatically display a predetermined screen color temperature via the adjustable rgbw front light in response to the transition between phases, determine if a brightness level has changed, and automatically adjust a predetermined mixture of light to be displayed via the adjustable rgbw front light such that the screen color temperature does not change in response to the changing brightness level.. ... Kobo Incorporated

Systems and methods for automated brightness control in response to two user inputs

An electronic reading device includes an adjustable rgbw front light and an ambient light sensor. Additionally, the electronic reading device includes circuitry configured to receive a low ambient light preferred brightness level, receive a high ambient light preferred brightness level, and set a rate at which a brightness level transitions between the low ambient light preferred brightness level and the high ambient light preferred brightness level as the ambient light changes.. ... Kobo Incorporated

Systems and methods for automated brightness control in response to one user input

An electronic reading device can include an adjustable rgbw front light and an ambient light sensor. Additionally, the electronic reading device can include circuitry configured to receive a signal from the ambient light sensor corresponding to a detected ambient light level, automatically display a default brightness level based on the detected ambient light level, determine if the brightness level is manually adjusted, automatically adjust the relative brightness based on the manually adjusted brightness level when the ambient light level changes, and update preferred relative settings to correspond to the manual adjustment.. ... Kobo Incorporated

Systems and methods for screen color temperature control using rbgw front light

An electronic reading device includes an adjustable rgbw front light and an ambient light sensor. Additionally, the electronic reading device includes circuitry configured to receive a signal corresponding to a brightness level from the ambient light sensor, receive a signal corresponding to a current screen color temperature, calculate a predetermined mixture of light based on at least one of the brightness level or the current screen color temperature, wherein the calculation allows the current screen color temperature to remain the same regardless of the brightness level, and display the predetermined mixture of light via the adjustable rgbw front light.. ... Kobo Incorporated

Device with a mid-frame structure and reverse draft

An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. ... Kobo Incorporated

Systems and methods for device case magnets

A protective case for an electronic reading device includes a back cover, wherein the back cover is configured to secure the electronic reading device. The back cover includes a plurality of metal plates, each of the plurality of metal plates disposed in a predetermined location. ... Kobo Incorporated

Downhole tool having a shock-absorbing sleeve

An apparatus having a shock-absorbing sleeve is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a housing, an axially moveable sleeve received in the housing and a sealed annular space having a fixed volume axially between the housing and the sleeve. ... Kobo Incorporated

Method and apparatus for image processing and comparison based on spatial relationships between image features

An apparatus that includes a computer server having processing circuitry operatively coupled to a memory and a communication interface is provided. A remote image capture device is communicatively coupled to the computer server via the communication interface. ... Kobo Incorporated

Microseismic monitoring with fiber-optic noise mapping

The combination of one or more 3-component microseismic sensors deployed into a wellbore adjacent a microseismic event and a linear array of distributed fiber optic acoustic sensors deployed uphole thereof provides two sets of data for establishing noise-free signals for locating the microseismic event in the formation about the wellbore. The distributed fiber optic signals monitor noise transmitted along coiled tubing used to pump a completion operation or as a result of the fluid flowing through the casing or coiled tubing, or along wireline used to deploy the microseismic sensors. ... Kobo Incorporated

Methods and electrically-actuated apparatus for wellbore operations

Embodiments of a bottomhole assembly bha for completion of a wellbore are deployed on electrically-enabled coiled tubing (ct) and permit components of the bha to be independently electrically actuated from surface for completion of multiple zones in a single trip using a single bha having at least two electrically-actuated variable diameter packers. One or both of the packers may be actuated to expand or retract for opening and closing off a variety of flowpaths between the bha and the wellbore, in new wellbores, old wellbores, cased wellbores, wellbores with sleeves and in openhole wellbores. ... Kobo Incorporated

Brachytherapy ring applicator device and method of use thereof

A brachytherapy ring applicator, kit, and method of use is provided. The brachytherapy ring applicatory includes a tandem, ring colpostat, and a bracket assembly. ... Kobo Incorporated

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Downhole sleeve assembly and sleeve actuator therefor

A bottom hole actuator tool is provided for locating and actuating one or more sleeve valves spaced along a completion string. A shifting tool includes radially extending dogs at ends of radially controllable, and circumferentially spaced support arms. ... Kobo Incorporated








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