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Pico projection fixing module

Lite-on Technology

Pico projection fixing module

Extrusion-coated strip for rigid packagings

Hydro Aluminium Deutschland

Extrusion-coated strip for rigid packagings

Extrusion-coated strip for rigid packagings

Delta Tooling

Seat slide device


Date/App# patent app List of recent Bilateral-related patents
07/23/15
20150206334 
 Method and system for placing an object on a user patent thumbnailMethod and system for placing an object on a user
A method, system and computer program product for virtually placing an object on an image of a human appendage is provided. First, image boundaries are detected in the image of the appendage and converted into a set of line segments.
A9.com, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205191 
 Pico projection fixing module patent thumbnailPico projection fixing module
A pico projection fixing module includes a bracket main body, at least two collimator lenses, and at least two color light sources. The bracket main body includes an upper part, a lower part, a connecting part and at least two assembling seats.
Lite-on Technology Corporation


07/23/15
20150202843 
 Extrusion-coated strip for rigid packagings patent thumbnailExtrusion-coated strip for rigid packagings
The invention relates to a method for producing a coated aluminium strip, in which the aluminium strip is unwound from a coil and fed into a unilateral or bilateral extrusion coating arrangement, the aluminium strip is extrusion coated with a thermoplastic polymer and after being extrusion coated, the aluminium strip is reheated to a metal temperature above the melting point of the thermoplastic polymer. The object of providing a method for producing an aluminium strip by which an extrusion-coated aluminium strip can be produced which can be processed at high processing speeds in follow-on composite tools is achieved in that the unilateral or bilateral plastics material coating of the aluminium strip is textured, after being reheated, using rolls which have a superficial structure..
Hydro Aluminium Deutschland Gmbh


07/09/15
20150191106 
 Seat slide device patent thumbnailSeat slide device
A seat slide device includes lower rails and upper rails both formed substantially symmetrical bilaterally across a center in a width direction, and lock mechanisms on both sides of the upper rails to be engaged with the lower rails to lock them. An entire structure combining the lower rails, the upper rails and the lock mechanisms is substantially symmetrical forward, backward, and bilaterally, and a force applied to the lower rails and the upper rails can be absorbed substantially evenly forward, backward, and left and right.
Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150190241 
 Spinal implant system and method patent thumbnailSpinal implant system and method
A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface, and including a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body further including an inner surface that defines at least a first cavity and a second cavity spaced from the first cavity.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


07/02/15
20150187336 
 Driving circuit and driving  a display device patent thumbnailDriving circuit and driving a display device
A driving circuit includes first and second source driving circuits, and first and second control units. Each of the first and second control units includes multiple first control subunits.
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150167904 
 High-uniformity limited-spread point spread function light emitter patent thumbnailHigh-uniformity limited-spread point spread function light emitter
Simple yet powerful mathematical solutions are provided for producing a minimally-spreading de-pixelization light spread function with four-fold bilateral symmetry to create a high dynamic range led-lcd display where the point spread functions of each led regardless of intensity can be designed such that adjacent rows and columns of leds within an array blend smoothly and uniformly to create a non-pixelated continuous image in two dimensions on the diffuser screen and with minimal luminance overlap to minimize the computational demands required at video rate of an hdr display. The resulting image has substantially visually perfect uniform luminance, linear luminance and quadratic luminance gradient.
A.l. Whitehead Ltd.


06/18/15
20150164676 
 Extraoral nasal molding headgear device for the treatment of cleft lip and palate patent thumbnailExtraoral nasal molding headgear device for the treatment of cleft lip and palate
The present invention is a device for pre-surgical treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate. The device is extraoral thus reducing the risk associated with existing devices and technologies that are intraoral, such as, for example utilizing a nasoalveolar molding (nam) appliance.

06/18/15
20150164557 
 Facet joint replacement instruments and methods patent thumbnailFacet joint replacement instruments and methods
A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae.
Gmedelaware 2 Llc


06/11/15
20150157464 
 Method of distracting an intervertebral space patent thumbnailMethod of distracting an intervertebral space
Systems and methods for distracting an intervertebral disc space are provided. The systems use a staged, bilaterally expandable trial.
Ouroboros Medical, Inc.


06/11/15
20150157435 

Equine fitness monitor


Monitoring the physiological state of an equine by measuring data with which a user can make educated decisions for the well-being of his equine. The physiological monitoring system may consist of wearable sensor units that are removably attached to the equine and a display hub unit which collects data and displays the results to the user.
Pegasense, Inc.


06/11/15
20150157398 

Methods for treating heart arrhythmia


Methods and apparatus are provided for treatment of heart arrhythmia via renal neuromodulation. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, ablation, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.


06/11/15
20150157290 

Information processing device, information processing method, control program and recording medium


A terminal device (100) includes an abnormality determination unit (111), a recording process unit (112), and a display control unit (113). The display control unit (113) displays an indication screen for indicating observation positions on which a stethoscope (30) is to be placed to an operator (u) of the stethoscope (30) on a display unit (104).
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


05/28/15
20150148199 

Handheld extremity inflexibility treatment device


Many known portable tissue stretching devices do not properly allow the user to control the treatment intensity because of the need to reposition one's hands on the device when increasing stretch intensity. Some known portable tissue stretching devices are not readily held with two hands due to the small gripping surface.

05/28/15
20150145316 

Small-resistance high-efficiency mining device with multiple layers of percussion heads


The invention relates to the field of machinery, and in particular relates to a small-resistance and high-efficiency digging apparatus with multiple layers of impact heads, which is applicable to the digging field or the field of engineering machinery. The apparatus comprises an impact power box and impact heads, wherein the impact heads are arranged at one end or two ends of the impact power box, more than two impact heads are arranged at each end of the impact power box, and the more than two impact heads are arranged vertically and/or bilaterally to increase the digging height and/or digging width.

05/07/15
20150126999 

Combination unilateral/bilateral jaws on a surgical instrument


A surgical instrument includes a housing supporting first and second actuators thereon, and an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing. First and second drive members extend through the elongated shaft to operatively couple respective actuators to respective jaw members such that independent manipulation of one of the actuators may induce pivotal movement of an individual jaw member.
Covidien Lp


04/30/15
20150119665 

Self-referencing optical measurement for breast cancer detection


Optical data is obtained from a pair of breasts, employing a simultaneous bilateral referencing protocol, and is subsequently analyzed employing a self-referencing data analysis method. Optical measurements can be performed on both breasts simultaneously under various protocols, including resting-state measures and evoked responses.
The Research Foundation Of State University Of New York


04/30/15
20150118975 

Device for improving the stray isolation between the antennas in the bilateral antenna and the method thereof


The present invention relates to the communication technology field, more specifically, to a scheme of bilateral antenna. A device for improving the stray isolation between the antennas in the bilateral antenna comprises a plurality of communication modules having an antenna and a power amplification module; at least one of the communication modules further comprises a tuning module.
Spreadtrum Communications (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150118348 

Carbonated beverage nucleation accessory


A carbonated beverage nucleation device comprising a solid, non-reactive, non-porous, non-erodible and food-safe three-dimensional body having a top, bottom, vertical central axis oriented top to bottom, and at least a bilateral symmetry about the vertical central axis. Integral recessed, gas bubble nucleation sites are cut from at least an outer surface of the body by mechanical or chemical means.

04/30/15
20150117989 

Bilateral door-type automatic material-taking device


A bilateral door-type automatic material-taking device includes a feed table located between two machine tools and a material-taking mechanism having a lifting unit, a linear displacement unit and a robotic arm. The lifting unit has a fixed member, a sliding member and a positioning member.
Barload Machine Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150112161 

Devices, detecting a bilateral differential in olfactory threshold for pure odorants


The present system is directed in various embodiments to devices, systems and methods for detection, evaluation and/or monitoring olfactory dysfunction by measuring and determining the patient's olfactory detection threshold for the left and the right nostril. More specifically, the present invention relates to devices, systems and methods for detecting an asymmetric differential in a patient's olfactory detection threshold (left vs right nostril) which, when present, may be used as a device to detect, diagnose and/or monitor olfactory deterioration resulting from certain neurodegenerative disorders such as alzheimer's disease..
Inspired Technologies, Inc.


04/02/15
20150093003 

X-ray ct apparatus and image reconstruction method


To generate a reconstructed image suitable to characteristics of a bilaterally symmetric site and possible to an appropriate image diagnosis, a computation device: computes a back projection phase width at a rotational center and distance between the rotational center location which is a reference location and a pixel to be reconstructed; according to the distance between the rotational center location and the pixel to be reconstructed, sets a function (f1) changing the back projection phase width; computes a back projection phase width in the pixel to be reconstructed, substituting a value of the distance between the rotational center location and a pixel to be reconstructed in the function (f1); computes a view weighting, on the basis of the back projection phase width in the post-correction pixel to be reconstructed and a slope width of a view weighting function; and reconstructs a ct image, using the view weighting.. .
Hitachi Medical Corporation


03/19/15
20150080885 

Methods for bilateral renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for bilateral renal neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.


03/19/15
20150080884 

Methods for monopolar renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for monopolar neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field. Such monopolar neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.


03/19/15
20150080873 

Methods for therapeutic renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for treating hypertension, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.


03/19/15
20150080481 

Methods for renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for treating contrast nephropathy, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.

03/19/15
20150078675 

Method and image filtering


A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, partitioning the image into a group of blocks, calculating principle bilateral filtered image components for a first subset of the group of blocks where the principle bilateral filtered image components are not calculated for a second subset of the group of blocks, and applying an infinite impulse response filter to the image using the principle bilateral filtered image components. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At & T Intellectual Property I, Lp


03/12/15
20150073555 

Staged, bilaterally expandable trial


Systems and methods for distracting an intervertebral disc space are provided. The systems use a staged, bilaterally expandable trial.
Ouroboros Medical, Inc.


03/12/15
20150073552 

Staged, bilaterally expandable trial


Systems and methods for distracting an intervertebral disc space are provided. The systems use a staged, bilaterally expandable trial.
Ouroboros Medical, Inc.


03/12/15
20150072547 

Mini usb connector with card plug-in function


A mini usb connector with card plug-in function includes an electrical insulating terminal holder including an accommodation chamber and first and second tongue members bilaterally disposed at a front side of the accommodation chamber, a conducting terminal set including multiple conducting terminals mounted in the accommodation chamber and arranged in three sets, and an emi shielding shell surrounding the electrical insulating terminal holder and the conducting terminals and defining therein a mating chamber that matches with the accommodation chamber, the first tongue member and the second tongue member to constitute first, second and third insertion spaces respectively for the insertion of different types of electronic cards or electrical connectors.. .
Sonetedk Technology Corp.


02/26/15
20150058385 

Bilateral transfer system using multiple one-way data links


A system for bilaterally transferring information between a client and a remote server. The client is coupled with a server proxy running on a second receive server via a first network and communicates thereon.
Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.


02/26/15
20150054371 

Securing structure for motor magnets


A securing structure for motor magnets includes a casing, a rotor, two magnets, a rear cover and a ring sleeve. Therein, the casing has two magnet seats bilaterally disposed on the outer wall, wherein the two magnets are fittingly combined therein and thus providing electrical force to the rotor, while the rotor is disposed inside the casing.

02/26/15
20150053212 

Jaw thrust apparatus


An apparatus and method to apply bilateral medial pressure against a position proximate to the ramus of the mandible jawbone of a patient. The apparatus includes a first pressure device, a second pressure device, and a locking mechanism operably associated with the first pressure device and the second pressure device.

02/12/15
20150045888 

Facet joint replacement instruments and methods


A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae.
Gmedelaware 2 Llc


02/05/15
20150039046 

Bilateral feedback


Apparatus comprising (1) a breathing sensor, configured to detect a breathing-related factor of a subject; (2) at least a first electrode configured to be placed in a vicinity of a respective first hypoglossal nerve, and to be driven, in response to the detected breathing-related factor, to apply a first electrical current to the first hypoglossal nerve; (3) at least a second electrode configured to be placed in a vicinity of a respective second hypoglossal nerve, and to be driven, in response to the detected breathing-related factor, to apply a second electrical current to the second hypoglossal nerve; and (4) circuitry configured to, in response to a detected symmetry-related factor indicative of a degree of symmetry of the subject, configure at least one current selected from the group consisting of: the first current and the second current. Other embodiments are also described..
Rainbow Medical Ltd.


02/05/15
20150038045 

Remote control helicopter toy with double propellers on empennage


The present invention discloses a remote control helicopter toy with double propellers on the empennage. The remote control helicopter toy with double propellers on the empennage comprises a helicopter body (100), a power supply, a control circuit board (110), a main propeller device (200) and a tail propeller device (300).

02/05/15
20150034355 

Method and mounting solar panels


Solar panel array with a plurality of solar panels on support system attached at corners or off such corners for foundation structure needs and irregularities secured to roof by lag bolt with mount channel and flashing pre-assembled into mount by crimp for positive seal and mount riser height adjustable can include bilateral or quadrilateral mounts, a coupler seat to affix panel to mount and lateral movement seat for solar panel. An intercalative junctionpiece, nut, or washer has tines for grounding, a dissociation guide and flexture and keeps off the surface for association and perforation to clamp panel firmly via different clamps including wedge clamps, top restraints, lip end clamps, side support clamps, compression clamps, etc..
J2l Consulting, Llc


01/29/15
20150030257 

Low-complexity bilateral filter (bf) implementation in a data processing device


A method includes implementing, through a processor communicatively coupled to a memory and/or a hardware block, a bilateral filter (bf) including a spatial filter component and a range filter component, and implementing the spatial filter component with a low-complexity function to allow for focus on the range filter component. The method also includes determining, through the processor, filter tap value(s) related to the range filter component as a function of radiometric distance between a pixel of a video frame and/or an image and other pixels thereof based on a pre-computed corpus of data related to execution of an application in accordance with a filtering requirement of the pixel by the application.
Nvidia Corporation


01/29/15
20150030248 

Adaptive noise filter


A method for applying a filter to data to improve data quality and/or reduce file size. In one example, a region of interest of an image is identified.
Li-cor, Inc.


01/29/15
20150029207 

Systems and methods for setting initial display settings


A method for applying a filter to data to improve data quality and/or reduce file size. In one example, a region of interest of an image is identified.
Li-cor, Inc.


01/22/15
20150026352 

Method and system for cdn exchange interconnection


The disclosure pertains to cdni interconnection at a global level. Cdnxs are enhanced to provide logging services associated with bilateral or multilateral agreement with cdns, where these cdns are interconnected with other cdns not using the same cdnx.
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


01/22/15
20150025603 

Methods and multi-vessel renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for multi-vessel neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field. Such multi-vessel neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.


01/08/15
20150009209 

Processing model data representing a biological body section having a defect portion


A method of processing model data representing a body section with bilateral symmetry of a biological organism is proposed that comprises the steps of providing object imaging data representing the body section having one or more defect portions; calculating a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis of the body section based on mathematical analysis of the object imaging data; and determining a mirror plane based on the calculated longitudinal and lateral axes. Said mirror plane allows for reconstructing the one or more defect portions by mirroring one or more corresponding portions having no defects at the mirror plane..
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (mhh)


12/25/14
20140379049 

Treatment of sleep apnea via bilateral stimulation


A neuromodulation device is provided. The neuromodulation device may include a carrier configured for implantation in a subject, the carrier including a first elongated arm and a second elongated arm, each extending from a central portion of the carrier.

12/18/14
20140372279 

Energy collaboration platform


Methods and systems for managing the settlement processes for bilateral traded energy products in the wholesale energy industry including transaction selection, collaborative tie-out, invoicing, payment execution, dispute management, and credit management processes. One embodiment provides collaborative, on-line environments for performing tie-out activities, managing transaction disputes, processing invoices, making payments, managing credit exposure, and interactively communicating actions and comments.
Aquilon Energy Services, Inc.


12/18/14
20140369608 

Image processing including adjoin feature based object detection, and/or bilateral symmetric object segmentation


Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with processing an image are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method for processing one or more images may include generating a plurality of pairs of keypoint features for a pair of images.

12/18/14
20140368506 

Depth-aware stereo image editing method apparatus and computer-readable medium


A method for applying depth-dependent effects to images includes receiving a stereo image and depth related information extracted from the stereo image, and applying an effect to the stereo image according to the depth related information. The method may also include calculating surface orientation information for the stereo image to improve the depth related information extracted from the stereo image and/or facilitate the application of effects, such as scene relighting, which leverage surface orientation information.
Brigham Young University


12/18/14
20140366305 

Chain cleaner for chain driven vehicle


A chain cleaner capable of cleaning dirt and debris from the roller chain of a chain driven vehicle is provided. The chain cleaner is a polymer sheet.

12/11/14
20140363188 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes two power cords (70, 80), a plurality of processing sections, a relay (91) and a control section (87). The relay (91) is switched between a conducting state where the two power cords (70, 80) can provide a bilateral supply of power between each other and a cut-off state where they cannot.

12/11/14
20140361863 

Blade-type fuse


In a blade-type fuse (10) according to the present invention one of an upper casing (20) and a lower casing (30) includes a fixing post (30k), the other casing includes a through-hole (20k) through which the fixing post (30k) is passed, and also the flat terminal portion (41) includes a through-hole (40k) through which the fixing post (30k) is passed. The flat terminal portion (41) is formed bilaterally symmetrically about a vertical line passing through a center of the blade-type fuse (10), and vertically symmetrically about a horizontal line passing through the center of the blade-type fuse (10)..

12/11/14
20140360088 

Fish shaped lure for trolling


Transfer sheets on which an image quite closely resembling an external appearance of a bait fish is color printed on the surface of a hologram sheet are adhered to back sides of bilaterally symmetrical body-half segments made of a flexible transparent thermoplastic resin in a state that the image can be viewed perspectively from the surface side. Only front head sides which occupy at least half in both the body-half segments are adhered and remaining rear end sides are kept open, by which a line equipped with a hook is guided out and wired to the front from the rear end sides via an interior hollow of a lure body..

12/04/14
20140358219 

Minimally invasive direct right internal thoracic artery harvesting and multivessel total arterial cabg using bilateral internal thoracic arteries through a left minithoracotomy without robotic or thoracoscopic assistance - “the nambiar technique”


The “nambiar technique” which has never been done or described before, encompasses using a 2 inch left minithoracotomy through which the bilateral internal thoracic arteries are harvested directly under vision and multivessel total arterial coronary artery bypass grafting done using these conduits. This technique is reproducible, grossly reduces the invasiveness, does not need infrastructure and will revolutionize coronary artery bypass grafting.

12/04/14
20140357454 

Exercise device


An improved structure for an exercise device having dual pedals wherein each pedal operates in a rotary manner in a vertical plane parallel to the bilateral axis of the user with each of the user's feet disposed, respectively, on a different one of the dual pedals.. .

11/20/14
20140343472 

Elastic brace assembly and methods of use


Example embodiments of the brace assembly utilize an elastic cross strap attached to mounting facilities about a joint to provide progressive resistance to the extension, flexion or other movement of body parts about the joint. In some embodiments for a knee joint, the brace assembly provides a progressive resisting force to resist hyperextension of the knee.

11/13/14
20140337407 

Nfs storage via multiple one-way data links


A system for bilaterally transferring information between a client and an nfs server. The client is coupled with an nfs server proxy running on a second receive server via a first network and communicates thereon.

10/30/14
20140323900 

Multi-channel brain or cortical activity monitoring and method


The present invention relates to a quantitative electroencephalogram (qeeg) monitor and system capable of monitoring and displaying simultaneously neuropathological characteristic and activity of both sides of a subject's brain. The methods include various indices and examination of differences in these indices by which neurophysiological conditions or problems can be identified and treated.

10/16/14
20140306576 

Surface vibration using compliant mechanical amplifier


A displacement amplifier receives an actuation displacement signal from a piezoelectric actuator. The displacement signal is amplified by one or more stages of compliant elements, and a corresponding force is applied to a load.

10/09/14
20140300498 

Method and apparatus pertaining to a touch typing-friendly grid-patterned keyboard


A keyboard can be comprised of a plurality of alphabetic keys that are disposed in an evenly-spaced grid pattern with respect to one another. In any event, these keys have keycaps configured to comport with touch typing as with a keyboard having a plurality of alphabetic keys that are disposed in an offset pattern (such as the classic qwerty offset-pattern typewriter-styled keyboard).

10/02/14
20140293096 

Bilateral denoising for digital camera images


An apparatus comprising one or more processors configured to receive a digital image comprising a current pixel and a plurality of nearby pixels, determine a pixel intensity of the current pixel, wherein the pixel intensity comprises a noise component, and reduce the noise component by applying a bilateral filter as a combination of a domain filter and a range filter on the current pixel, wherein the domain filter is dependent on the pixel intensity and geometric closeness between the current pixel and the nearby pixels, and wherein the range filter is dependent on the pixel intensity and photometric similarity between the current pixel and the nearby pixels.. .

10/02/14
20140291061 

Steering system for utility vehicles with bilateral actuation


An auxiliary element is incorporated into a steering apparatus and that, in addition to the steering circuit, a further steering circuit is provided on the same axle. A movement is forced upon the auxiliary element by a further kinematic coupling, such that the movement is additionally transmitted to the opposite wheel by the auxiliary element.

09/25/14
20140288545 

Methods for bilateral renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for bilateral renal neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.

09/25/14
20140288531 

Methods for bilateral renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for bilateral renal neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.

09/18/14
20140283070 

Computer network attribute bilateral inheritance


Current approaches to managing security intelligence data often address both threat and malicious behavior at the individual computer level, tracked by the internet protocol (ip) address. For example, important facts, observed behavior, and other indications that are tracked by security organizations are only tracked with respect to individual ip addresses.

09/18/14
20140282881 

Mechanism and protocol to authorize bilateral sessions between websites based on open authorization


An apparatus for authorizing a bilateral session between two websites, comprising a processor configured to grant authorization for a first website to access a first resource located on a second website, grant authorization for the second website to access a second resource located on the first website, and establish the bilateral session between the first website and the second website when authorization is granted for the first website to access the first resource and authorization is granted for the second website to access the second resource, wherein the bilateral session supports the transfer of the first resource to the first website and the transfer of the second resource to the second website.. .

09/18/14
20140277797 

Systems and methods of determining optimal scheduling and dispatch of power resources


A system and process/method is provided, which economically optimizes the dispatch of various electrical energy resources. The disclosed process/method is linked to and communicates with various sources of input data, including but not limited to, ems/scada legacy energy management systems (ems), legacy supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) systems, demand response (dr) and distributed energy resources (der) monitor, control, schedule, and lifecycle management systems (dr/der management system), and energy markets, electrical energy commodity trading systems (trading systems), and operations system (ops) in order to compute optimal day-ahead, day-of, and real-time schedules of various durational length for generation, demand response and storage resources while taking into account bilateral contracts and market-based trade opportunities..

09/18/14
20140277276 

Methods and systems for optimizing speech and music perception by a bilateral cochlear implant patient


An exemplary method of optimizing speech and music perception by a bilateral cochlear implant patient includes identifying a first ear of a bilateral cochlear implant patient as being relatively more suited for processing speech than a second ear of the patient, directing a first cochlear implant subsystem associated with the first ear to operate in accordance with a first sound processing program configured to enhance speech perception by the patient, and directing a second cochlear implant subsystem associated with the second ear to operate in accordance with a second sound processing program configured to enhance music perception by the patient. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed..

09/18/14
20140277146 

Cross-braced bilateral spinal rod connector


A spinal rod connector apparatus for use with spinal implantation rods and methods of securing implantation rods using a cross-braced bilateral spinal rod connector apparatus. The spinal rod connector apparatus comprises a central member having two or more extension legs.

09/18/14
20140275729 

Data transmission through a recipient's skull bone


Systems and methods are disclosed for data transmission through a recipient's skull bone. In one aspect of the present technology there is provided a bilateral system, comprising a first mechanical stimulator configured to transmit first data through vibrations of a skull of a recipient, and a sensor device configured to receive the first transmitted data..

09/18/14
20140270291 

Fitting a bilateral hearing prosthesis system


A hearing prosthesis system includes a processor arranged to communicate a stimulation signal to a vibration stimulator of a first hearing prosthesis. The processor receives an indication of a measured input signal from a first transducer of a second hearing prosthesis.

09/18/14
20140267762 

Extended color processing on pelican array cameras


Systems and methods for extended color processing on pelican array cameras in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating a high resolution image includes obtaining input images, where a first set of images includes information in a first band of visible wavelengths and a second set of images includes information in a second band of visible wavelengths and non-visible wavelengths, determining an initial estimate by combining the first set of images into a first fused image, combining the second set of images into a second fused image, spatially registering the fused images, denoising the fused images using bilateral filters, normalizing the second fused image in the photometric reference space of the first fused image, combining the fused images, determining a high resolution image that when mapped through a forward imaging transformation matches the input images within at least one predetermined criterion..

09/11/14
20140254676 

Video encoding and decoding based on image refinement


A particular implementation forms an initial reconstructed image block from inverse quantization and inverse transform, and further refines the reconstructed image block using pixels from neighboring reconstructed blocks. The image block may be refined using a bilateral filter, whose space parameter and range parameter are adaptive to the quantization parameter.

09/04/14
20140249656 

Method and alarm monitoring


A method for alarm monitoring abnormal conditions associated with a process operation includes collecting n sample data representing one or more parameters of a process, determining a distribution type of the sample data, obtaining an alarm monitoring strategy associated with the distribution type, and monitoring the process using the alarm monitoring strategy. The distribution type may be single-constant, multi-level discrete, normally distributed, continuous non-normally distributed, cyclical trend-up/down, and drifting away after a period maintenance.

09/04/14
20140246842 

Level launch and retrieval positioning system


The following specification discloses a boat trailer equipped with a powered boat launch and retrieval system that negates the shallow entry of a launch ramp. The system consists of six main components.

08/28/14
20140243941 

Systems, methods and bilateral caloric vestibular stimulation


An in-ear stimulation device for administering caloric stimulation to the ear canal of a subject includes (a) first and second earpieces configured to be insertable into the ear canals of the subject; (b) at least first and second thermoelectric devices thermally coupled to respective ones of the first and second earpieces; (c) a first heat sink thermally coupled to the first thermoelectric device opposite the first earpiece and a second heat sink thermally coupled to the second thermoelectric device opposite the second earpiece; and (d) a controller comprising a waveform generator in communication with the first and second thermoelectric devices, the waveform generator configured to generate a first control signal to control a first caloric output to the first thermoelectric device and a second control signal to control a second caloric output to the second caloric device.. .

08/28/14
20140243752 

Needle protecting module of an injecting device and an injection device with a needle protecting module


A needle protecting module of an injection device in connecting with a syringe has a needle base, a needle body a tube module, a mounting tube, an elastic unit, and a stopping unit. The syringe has a tube body and an axis.

08/28/14
20140241643 

Image processing using a bilateral grid


A method of processing a digital image. The method comprises: populating (100) a bilateral grid (10) comprising a plurality of cells (20), based on information obtained from the image, each cell comprising at least one value; then cumulatively integrating (110) the at least one value over the bilateral grid to form an integrated grid comprising integrated values; generating (120) a modified bilateral grid, comprising computing the sum of the at least one value over a predetermined rectangular box of cells of the bilateral grid, by using the integrated values corresponding to the corners of the box; and slicing (130) the modified bilateral grid to generate an output image..

08/28/14
20140240310 

Efficient approach to estimate disparity map


An image processing device may include a disparity map estimator, which may perform an iterative technique to improve the efficiency of generating disparity map. The disparity map estimator performs disparity map refinement using varying size aggregation windows during the first iterations.

08/14/14
20140225231 

Modulating bow of thin wafers


Apparatus and methods modulate the bowing of thin wafers. According to a method, a wafer is formed of semiconductor material.

08/14/14
20140224921 

Air vehicle with bilateral steering thrusters


An air vehicle, such as a missile or a steerable submunition released from a missile or another air vehicle, has a bilateral thrust system for steering. The thrust system includes a pair of diametrically-opposed divert thrusters that provide thrust having radial components in opposite radial directions.

08/07/14
20140222208 

Maneuvering system having inner force sense presenting function


When automatic operation of a slave manipulator 105 that follows manual operation of a master manipulator 101 is bilaterally controlled by means of communication, the force acting on the slave manipulator is fed back to the master manipulator by operating the master manipulator primarily under electrically-driven speed control and the slave manipulator primarily under pneumatically-driven force control. Therefore, in the master manipulator, it is not necessary to compensate for the dynamics and the self-weight of the master manipulator in the motion range of a user, allowing highly accurate, broadband positional control, which is specific to an electrically-driven system, and in the slave manipulator, nonlinearity characteristics specific to a pneumatically-driven system presents passive softness, provides a high mass-to-output ratio, and produces a large force..

08/07/14
20140222204 

Maneuvering system having inner force sense presenting function


When automatic operation of a slave manipulator 105 that follows manual operation of a master manipulator 101 is bilaterally controlled by means of communication, the force acting on the slave manipulator is fed back to the master manipulator by operating the master manipulator primarily under electrically-driven speed control and the slave manipulator primarily under pneumatically-driven force control. Therefore, in the master manipulator, it is not necessary to compensate for the dynamics and the self-weight of the master manipulator in the motion range of a user, allowing highly accurate, broadband positional control, which is specific to an electrically-driven system, and in the slave manipulator, nonlinearity characteristics specific to a pneumatically-driven system presents passive softness, provides a high mass-to-output ratio, and produces a large force..

08/07/14
20140220928 

Records exchange mobile broadband roaming


A method in support of wireless roaming comprising filtering selected mobile subscriber data for a mobile subscriber based on data exchange packages that are established pursuant to bilateral records exchange agreements, transmitting the filtered data to a wireless networks that provides broadband roaming service to the mobile subscriber, receiving information from a visited network about the mobile subscriber's activity therein, and settling charges between wireless networks that provided service to the subscriber.. .

08/07/14
20140216905 

Keycap structure


A keycap structure includes a reinforcement element and a keycap body. The reinforcement element includes two long segments and two short segments.

07/31/14
20140214123 

Bilateral communication in a two-channel system


A hearing prosthesis system has a hearing prosthesis device for each ear. In the case of a cochlear implant, the prosthesis may have both an external portion and an internal portion.

07/10/14
20140194891 

System and the simultaneous automated bilateral delivery of pressure equalization tubes


Systems and methods for treating a patient having a head with a first ear and a second ear, function by aligning a first device with a tympanic membrane of the first ear; inputting a command to an input device operatively coupled to the first device to generate a signal; and actuating the first device in response to the signal so as to drive a penetrator of the device through the tympanic membrane.. .

07/10/14
20140194256 

Workout device with foot-oriented elliptical loop


A workout device with a foot-oriented elliptical loop is provided and bilaterally equipped with a transmission rod, a first link rod, a driving rod, a second link rod, a swing arm, and a supporting rod. The transmission portions are pivotally coupled to cranks to enable the cranks to undergo revolution.

07/03/14
20140188189 

Bilateral auditory prosthesis systems and methods


An exemplary bilateral auditory prosthesis system includes 1) a primary auditory prosthesis configured to be implanted on a first side of a head of a patient, 2) a secondary auditory prosthesis configured to be implanted on a second side of the head of the patient and to be communicatively coupled to the primary auditory prosthesis with one or more wires, the second side being contralateral to the first side, and 3) a sound processor configured to be communicatively coupled to the primary auditory prosthesis and to control an operation of the secondary auditory prosthesis by transmitting control data to the secondary auditory prosthesis by way of the primary auditory prosthesis and at least one wire included in the one or more wires. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed..

07/03/14
20140183360 

Long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry based on random laser amplification


A long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry based on random laser amplification for extending a sensing distance includes a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a distributed raman amplification based on optical fiber random lasers generated by unilateral pumps, a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a distributed raman amplification based on optical fiber random lasers generated by bilateral pumps, and a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a raman amplification based on a combination of optical fiber random lasers generated by unilateral pumps and a common raman pump source, which are applied in optical fiber perturbation sensing and have a capability of greatly improving a working distance of a sensing system and a high practicability.. .

06/26/14
20140180085 

Renal injury inhibiting devices, systems, and methods employing low-frequency ultrasound or other cyclical pressure energies


Improved devices, systems, and methods treatment of patients can be used to help mitigate injury to the kidneys by applying cyclical mechanical pressure energy at low intensities. The energy often be selectively directed from non-invasive transducers disposed outside the patients.

06/26/14
20140179986 

System and the treatment of insomnia


A system and method that provides controlled bilateral stimulation to a patient in response to physiological feedback to initiate and/or accelerate the onset of sleep and to maintain the sleep state after the onset of sleep. The system induces bilateral stimulation through stimulation modules that are coupled to opposite lateral sides of the patient's body.

06/19/14
20140172054 

Methods and bilateral renal neuromodulation


Methods and apparatus are provided for bilateral renal neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers.

05/29/14
20140149522 

System and online fan meeting


Provided are a system and a method for an online fan meeting. The online chat method among a first user and a plurality of second users, includes granting a bilateral chat right to a first group of users selected from the second users for participating in an online chat with the first user, authorizing an online chat communication among the first user and the first group based on the bilateral chat right, and broadcasting the online chat communication to a second group of users selected from the second users.

05/29/14
20140148856 

System amd translateral linking of bilateral spinal fixation rods


A connector assembly for translateral linking of bilateral spinal fixation rods includes first and second components. The first component has an elongated body having first and second ends, and the first end of the first component is configured to connect to a first spinal fixation rod.

05/29/14
20140145040 

System and minimizing wave drag through bilaterally asymmetric design


An air vehicle having a bilaterally asymmetric configuration may include a body having a longitudinal axis. The air vehicle may further include longitudinally offset engine nacelles, asymmetrically lengthened engine nacelles, and/or longitudinally offset protruding aerodynamic surfaces..

05/22/14
20140140523 

Fitting bilateral hearing prostheses


Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computing devices for fitting bilateral hearing prostheses. An example method includes sending a signal to a first hearing prosthesis and a second hearing prosthesis.



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