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new patent Smart joint implant sensors
A prosthesis for implantation into a mammalian body, the device comprising: (a) a prosthesis for implantation into a mammalian body that includes a sensor array comprising a plurality of sensors mounted to the prosthesis; and (b) an electronics structure for receiving signals from the sensor array and wirelessly transmitting representative signals to a remote receiver, where the plurality of sensors are operative to sense pressure, applied to the prosthesis by another object, in at least two axes generally perpendicular to one another.. .
Walters Gardens, Inc.


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new patent Pneumatic tire
The present invention provides a pneumatic tire that achieves a balanced improvement in fuel economy, abrasion resistance, and processability. A pneumatic tire formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition containing a rubber component including a hydrogenated copolymer and a general purpose rubber, the hydrogenated copolymer containing a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound, the hydrogenated copolymer having a degree of hydrogenation of the conjugated diene portion of 30 to 100 mol %, a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 to 2,000,000, and a styrene content of 5% to 50% by mass, the general purpose rubber being at least one selected from the group consisting of natural rubber, polyisoprene rubber, styrene-butadiene rubber, and polybutadiene rubber, the rubber component including, based on 100% by mass thereof, 10% to 80% by mass of the hydrogenated copolymer..
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.


new patent Rubber composition, vibration reduction rubber composition, and vibration reduction rubber
The present invention provides a rubber composition and an anti-vibration rubber composition both comprising: a rubber component containing at least a natural rubber and a high-cis isoprene rubber having a content of cis-1,4 bond of 95% by mass or more; a carbon black having an iodine adsorption number of 35 mg/g or less and a dbp adsorption number of 75 ml/100 g or less; a silica having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (the bet method) of 80 m2/g or more and less than 240 m2/g; and a compound represented by the following general formula (1), (wherein m and n each independently represent an integer of 1 or more), and an anti-vibration rubber obtained by curing the rubber composition. The rubber composition and the anti-vibration rubber composition have a low dynamic magnification, are excellent in fatigue property and can retain scorch resistance (work stability)..
Bridgestone Corporation


new patent Plasticizer composition, resin composition, and preparation methods therefor
The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition, a resin composition, and preparation methods therefor, and can provide: a plasticizer capable of improving physical properties such as plasticizing efficiency, migration, tensile strength, elongation, stress migration and light resistance, which are required in sheet formulation, when used as a plasticizer of a resin composition by improving inferior physical properties generated because of structural limitations; and a resin composition containing the same.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.


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Process for mixing olefin polymer with reactants

The present invention is directed to a process for producing a modified olefin polymer having increased melt strength in an extruder. The process comprising the steps of: (a) contacting a stream comprising particles of an olefin polymer with a vapour stream of a functionally unsaturated compound in vapour phase thereby producing a first mixed stream; (b) passing the first mixed stream to an extruder; (c) melting the polymer particles of the first mixed stream in the extruder; (d) introducing a stream of a free radical generator either into the first mixed stream or into the extruder; and (e) extruding the first mixed stream and the free radical generator at a temperature which is greater than the decomposition temperature of the free radical generator and the melting temperature of the olefin polymer but less than the decomposition temperature of the olefin polymer thereby producing the modified olefin polymer in the extruder..
Borealis Ag

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Method of preparing aromatic vinyl-unsaturated nitrile-based copolymer and aromatic vinyl-unsaturated nitrile-based copolymer prepared using the same

The present invention provides a method of preparing an aromatic vinyl-unsaturated nitrile-based copolymer in which, when an aromatic vinyl-unsaturated nitrile-based copolymer in which a content of a structural unit derived from unsaturated nitrile monomers in the copolymer is in the range of 22 to 30 wt % is prepared, oligomer content and unreacted monomer content are decreased, resulting in excellent heat resistance, significantly improved surface quality, and particularly, reduced generation of residue on a product surface when used in a closed high temperature environment and reduced occurrence of mold deposits during injection molding, and an aromatic vinyl-unsaturated nitrile-based copolymer prepared using the method.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

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Mutant interleukin-2 polypeptides

The present invention generally relates to mutant interleukin-2 polypeptides that exhibit reduced affinity to the α-subunit of the il-2 receptor, for use as immunotherapeutic agents. In addition, the invention relates to immunoconjugates comprising said mutant il-2 polypeptides, polynucleotide molecules encoding the mutant il-2 polypeptides or immunoconjugates, and vectors and host cells comprising such polynucleotide molecules.
Roche Glycart Ag

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Anti-lamp1 antibodies and antibody drug conjugates, and uses thereof

Antibodies are provided which specifically bind human and macaca fascicularis lysosomal-associated membrane protein 1 (lamp1) proteins and immunoconjugates comprising said antibodies conjugated or linked to a growth inhibitory agent. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising antibodies or immunoconjugates of the invention and use of the antibodies or immunoconjugates for the treatment of cancer are also provided, as well as lamp1 antibodies, isolated nucleic acids, vectors and host cells comprising a sequence encoding said antibodies and the use of said antibody as a diagnostic tool.
Sanofi

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Smart car devices, de car polypeptides, side cars and uses thereof

The present invention relates generally to the field of rna control devices and/or destabilizing elements (de) combined with chimeric antigen receptors (cars) in eukaryotic cells. The present invention also relates to split cars (side-cars) in eukaryotic cells.
Chimera Bioengineering, Inc.

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Therapeutic cd47 antibodies

Provided are anti-cd47 monoclonal antibodies (anti-cd47 mabs) with distinct functional profiles as described herein, methods to generate anti-cd47 mabs, and to methods of using these anti-cd47 mabs as therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of solid and hematological cancers, ischemia-reperfusion injury, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases or as diagnostics for determining the level of cd47 in tissue samples.. .
Tioma Therapeutics, Inc.

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Methods, compositions and dosing regimens for treating or preventing interferon-gamma related indications

The disclosure relates generally to methods compositions and dosing regimens for treating, preventing and/or delaying the onset or progression of, or alleviating a symptom associated with elevated ifn-γ levels.. .
Novimmune Sa

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Inhibition of the synthesis of beta-app or of the activity of the a-beta peptide in the choroid plexus

The invention relates to the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular alzheimer's disease, by inhibition of the synthesis of βapp or of the activity of the aβ peptide in the choroid plexus.. .
Institut National De La Santé Et De La Recherche Médicale (inserm)

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Cancer neoepitopes

Contemplated compositions and methods are directed to cancer neoepitopes and uses of such neoepitopes, especially to generate synthetic antibodies against neoepitopes that may then be employed in the manufacture of a therapeutic agent. Preferred therapeutic agents will comprise a synthetic antibody against a neoepitope, and most preferably in combination with a cellular or non-cellular component for use as a diagnostic or therapeutic agent..
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc

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Optimized fc variants and methods for their generation

The present invention relates to optimized fc variants, methods for their generation, and antibodies and fc fusions comprising optimized fc variants.. .
Xencor, Inc.

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Compositions and methods for the intracellular disruption of vegf and vegfr-2 by intraceptors

The present invention provides an intraceptor that interacts with and decreases activity of with vegf and/or a vegfr for the treatment of angiogenesis-related conditions. The present invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of use thereof for the treatment and prevention of an angiogenesis-related condition using said intraceptors.
University Of Utah Research Foundation

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Toll-like receptor 2 binding epitope and binding member thereto

The present invention relates to the identification of a tlr2 binding epitope wherein binding of a binding member to the epitope serves to inhibit tlr2 activation and/or signaling. Polypeptide fragments of tlr2 and three-dimensional structures comprising one or more amino acid residues his318, pro320, gln321 or arg321, tyr323, lys347, phe349, leu371, glu375, tyr376 and his398 of tlr2 which define the identified epitope are provided for use in generating binding members.
Opsona Therapeutics Limited

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Cells lacking b2m surface expression and methods for allogeneic administration of such cells

Disclosed herein are cells and populations of cells comprising a genome in which the b2m gene has been edited to eliminate surface expression of mhc class i protein in the cells or population of cells, and methods for allogeneic administration of such cells to reduce the likelihood that the cells will trigger a host immune response when the cells are administered to a subject in need of such cells.. .
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

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Variants of adrenomedullin and calcitonin gene-related peptide and methods of use

Variant peptides of calcitonin gene-related peptide alpha (αcgrp), calcitonin gene-related peptide beta (βcgrp), and adrenomedullin (am) are disclosed, wherein the variant peptides have high binding affinity and agonistic or antagonistic activity for at least one receptor complex of clr:ramp1, clr:ramp2, and clr:ramp3. Also disclosed are methods of use of the variant peptides in therapeutic treatments..
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Oklahoma

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Muteins of human lipocalin 2 with affinity for glypican-3 (gpc3)

The present disclosure relates to novel, specific-binding therapeutic and/or diagnostic proteins directed against glypican-3 (gpc3), which proteins preferably are muteins of a lipocalin protein, more preferably of lipocalin 2 (lcn2 or ngal). Present disclosure also relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such proteins and to methods for generation and use of such proteins and nucleic acid molecules.
Pieris Pharmaceuticals Gmbh

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Modular dna-binding domains and methods of use

The present invention refers to methods for selectively recognizing a base pair in a dna sequence by a polypeptide, to modified polypeptides which specifically recognize one or more base pairs in a dna sequence and, to dna which is modified so that it can be specifically recognized by a polypeptide and to uses of the polypeptide and dna in specific dna targeting as well as to methods of modulating expression of target genes in a cell.. .

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Process using dual specificity oligonucleotide and dual specificity oligonucleotide

The present invention relates to various processes by a template-dependent extension reaction using a dual specificity oligonucleotide and a dual specificity oligonucleotide composed of three different tm portions therefor. Demonstrated in the present invention are the features of the dual specificity oligonucleotide, which are high hybridization specificity and mismatch tolerance..
Seegene, Inc.

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3-(3h-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-yl)-1h-pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridine and therapeutic uses thereof

Azaindazole compounds for treating various diseases and pathologies are disclosed. More particularly, the present invention concerns the use of an azaindazole compound or analogs thereof, in the treatment of disorders characterized by the activation of wnt pathway signaling (e.g., cancer, abnormal cellular proliferation, angiogenesis, fibrotic disorders, bone or cartilage diseases, and osteoarthritis), the modulation of cellular events mediated by wnt pathway signaling, as well as genetic diseases and neurological conditions/disorders/diseases due to mutations or dysregulation of the wnt pathway and/or of one or more of wnt signaling components.
Samumed, Llc

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Fused pyridines as kinase inhibitors

The present disclosure is generally directed to compounds which can inhibit aak1 (adaptor associated kinase 1), compositions comprising such compounds, and methods for inhibiting aak1.. .
Bristol-myers Squibb Company

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S1pr2 antagonists and uses therefor

Methods and compositions are provided for the treatment of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (fevr) through the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor type 2 (s1pr2) antagonist. Also provided herein are compounds which contain bioisosteric replacements of the urea group of jte-013 and analogs thereof, and their use in treating retinopathies and diseases characterized by insufficient angiogenesis..
Dalhousie University

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Quinoline derivatives for diagnosis and treatment of alzheimer's disease

A new class of quinoline compounds is useful for the detection and treatment of alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases such as amyloidoses and tauopathies. The compounds can be synthesized in radiolabeled form for use as imaging agents, which can be used for early detection of aggregates in the brain or other tissues prior to onset of symptoms, allowing early therapeutic intervention.
Northeastern University

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Use of tetrahydropyridines in the treatment of sodium channel related disease and disorders

The present invention provides a method of treating one or more sodium channel related diseases or disorders in an individual, including related symptoms. The method comprises administering to the individual a tetrahydropyridine derivative in an amount effective to treat sodium channel related diseases or disorders in individuals.
Cennerv Pharma (s) Pte. Ltd.

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Hydrofluoroolefins and methods of using same

A hydrofluoroolefin is represented by the following general formula (a): in which, rf1 and rf2 are (i) independently linear or branched fluoroalkyl groups having with 1-8 carbon atoms and optionally include one or more catenated heteroatoms; or (ii) bonded together to form a ring structure having 4-8 carbon atoms and optionally include one or more catenated heteroatoms; α is cf3, f, h; β is f or h; γ is cf3, f, cf2h, cfh2, or ch3, and the compound includes a total of 1-4 h atoms; and with the provisos that at least one of α and γ is f or h; when γ is cf3 or f, at least one of α and β is h; when γ is ch3, at least one of α and β is f, and when α is cf3, then β is h and γ is f; wherein at least one of rf1 and rf2 have two or more carbon atoms.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company

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Compounds and methods for delivery of prostacyclin analogs

This invention pertains generally to prostacyclin formulations and methods for their use in promoting vasodilation, inhibiting platelet aggregation and thrombus formation, stimulating thrombolysis, inhibiting cell proliferation (including vascular remodeling), providing cytoprotection, preventing atherogenesis and inducing angiogenesis.. .
United Therapeutics Corporation

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Methods of synthesizing a prostacyclin analog

Or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein r10 is a linear or branched c1-6 alkyl. The processes of the present invention comprise steps that generate improved yields and fewer byproducts than traditional methods.

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Hydrofluoroolefins and methods of using same

A hydrofluoroolefin compound represented by the following general formula (i): where, rh is ch═ch2 or c(ch3)═ch2; and (i) x is o; n is 1; y is f; rf2 is f; and rf1 is a linear or branched fluorinated alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms and optionally includes one or more catenated heteroatoms selected from o, n, and s; or ({umlaut over (υ)}) x is n, n is 2, y is f or cf3; rf2 is f or cf3; and (a) each rf1 is bonded to x, and is independently a linear or branched fluorinated alkyl group having 1-8 carbon atoms and optionally includes one or more catenated heteroatom selected from o, n or s; or (e) the rf1 groups are bonded together to form a ring structure having 4 to 8 carbon atoms that optionally includes one or more catenated heteroatoms selected from o, n, or s; with the proviso that when y═cf3, then rf2═f.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company

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Advanced fiber reinforced concrete mix designs

A concrete mix having sand, fine aggregates, binder, fibers, and various admixtures is provided. The mix has a consistency from s2 to sf3, a compressive strength in the range of 30-60 mpa and a ductility represented by fc, ffl, fr1 and fr3 values, wherein the concrete mix contains at least 390 kg of binder, the concrete mix has a paste volume of 300-600 liters, the concrete mix contains at least two systems of fibers and a general admixture system that is composed of at least 2 sub-admixture systems..
Cemex Research Group Ag

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Strengthened glass plate producing method, glass plate for strengthening, and strengthened glass plate

A technical object of the present invention is to devise a method in which minute foreign matter of a platinum group element is less liable to be generated when a na2o-containing glass having high viscosity at high temperature is formed into a sheet shape by an overflow down-draw method. In order to achieve the above-mentioned technical object, a method of manufacturing a tempered glass sheet of the present invention includes: a melting step of melting a glass batch in a melting furnace to provide a molten glass; a fining step of fining the molten glass at a highest temperature of from 1,450° c.
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.

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Ceramic composition for coating metallic surfaces, method and resulting ceramic layer

A ceramic composition for coating metallic surfaces, a method and a resulting ceramic layer, which layer refers to a ceramic composition which, after deposition, is subjected to a thermal treatment to generate a ceramic layer. The resulting ceramic layer displays, among other characteristics, appropriate adhesion to the metallic surface and remains stable at temperatures between 750° c.
Torrecid, S.a.

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Hospital ozone faucet

A hospital faucet assembly is provided that includes an outlet adapted to direct a flow water stream into a sink. An ozone chamber is provided having a water inlet and a water outlet.
Franke Technology And Trademark Ltd

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Portable water purifier

A hand portable water purification system including: a cold plasma ozone generator having two spaced apart parallel electrodes for generating ozone; a venturi injector providing partially ozonated contaminated water; a first and a second reactor tank, each tank in fluid communication with the venturi injector and the cold plasma generator, wherein the first reactor tank fills with partially ozonated contaminated water provided by the injector, and while being filled, is further ozonated until purified water is obtained and concurrently previously purified water is emptied from the second reactor tank; a low wattage power source for providing power to the system; and a microprocessor/controller for controlling in real time the amount of ozone produced by the generator and for controlling a series of valves. The valves are opened and closed according to a predefined sequence.
Aquallence Ltd.

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Nano bubble and hydroxyl radical generator (nbhrg) and processing system to decontaminate water without chemicals using nbhrg

Therefore, this invention proposes nano bubble and hydroxyl radical generator which increases dissolving rate of gas by accelerating finization and mix of air and liquid through inducing turbulence of air and liquid by way of constructing slant on surfaces of each blade.. .

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Electrolyzed water generator

The present invention provides an electrolyzed water producing apparatus capable of efficiently producing electrolyzed water containing hypochlorous acids and of being installed stably. An electrolyzed water producing apparatus of the present invention includes: an electrolyzing section, the electrolyzing section including (i) an electrode pair having a positive electrode and a negative electrode facing the positive electrode and (ii) a no-diaphragm-type electrolytic solution channel between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the electrode pair being inclined in such a manner that the positive electrode is positioned higher than the negative electrode, the electrolytic solution channel allowing an electrolytic solution to flow into the electrolytic solution channel from below and allowing electrolyzed water, which has been produced by electrolyzing the electrolytic solution with use of the electrode pair and which contains hypochlorous acids, to flow out from an upper portion of the electrolytic solution channel, the electrode pair being inclined at an angle of not less than 10 degrees and not more than 85 degrees relative to a vertical direction..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

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Ion concentration polarization-electrocoagulation hybrid water treatment system

Between two juxtaposed similar ion exchange membranes (aems or cems), an ion depletion zone and ion enrichment zone are generated under an electric field. As cations are selectively transferred through the cems, for example, anions are relocated in order to achieve electro-neutrality, resulting in the concentration drop (increase) in ion depletion (enrichment) zone.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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Recyclable porous desalination material

A porous material including polymerized units containing pores is provided, which can be employed for desalination applications. Each of the units includes at least one aromatic amino group and at least one hydroxyl group.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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Methods using ionic liquids for decomposing peroxides

The present invention relates to a method for generating oxygen, comprising providing at least one oxygen source, providing at least one ionic liquid, the ionic liquid comprising a cation and an anion, wherein the oxygen source is a hydrogen peroxide adduct compound which is at least partially soluble in the ionic liquid, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the anion is selected from metallate anions, and contacting the oxygen source and the ionic liquid..
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

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Method for generating oxygen from compositions comprising ionic liquids

The present invention is directed to a method for generating oxygen comprising providing at least one oxygen source, providing at least one ionic liquid, providing at least one metal oxide compound, wherein the oxygen source is a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in the temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the metal oxide compound is an oxide of one single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements, and contacting the oxygen source, the ionic liquid, and the metal oxide compound..
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

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Compositions comprising ionic liquids for decomposing peroxides

The invention relates to a composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source, and at least one ionic liquid comprising a cation and an anion, wherein the oxygen source is a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the anion is selected from metallate anions..
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

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Oxygen generating compositions comprising ionic liquids

A composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source, at least one ionic liquid, and at least one metal oxide compound, wherein the oxygen source comprises a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the metal oxide compound is an oxide of one single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements..
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

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Oxygen generator using ionic liquids

The invention relates to a device for generating oxygen, comprising at least one reaction chamber for housing a composition for generating oxygen, the composition comprising an oxygen source formulation and a ionic liquid formulation, the oxygen source formulation comprising a peroxide compound, and the ionic liquid formulation comprising a ionic liquid having a cation and a metallate anion, means for maintaining the oxygen source formulation and the ionic liquid formulation physically separated from each other, means for establishing physical contact of the oxygen source formulation and the ionic liquid formulation, and means for allowing oxygen to exit the reaction chamber.. .
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

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Order picker materials handling vehicle with improved downward visibility when driving elevated

A materials handling vehicle including a power unit supported on wheels, and a mast assembly supported on the power unit. The mast assembly includes four or more telescoping sections defined by pairs of laterally spaced rails.
Crown Equipment Corporation

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Sheet stacking device and image forming apparatus including the same

A sheet stacking device includes a sheet stacking section, pairs of ejection rollers, an airflow generator, and an airflow guide. The airflow guide has a center exhaust port and paired side exhaust ports.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

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Moving a car within a shuttle complex

The present description is directed to moving a car within a shuttle connection that connects a first library string and a second library string contained in a shuttle complex. The shuttle complex determines a first library string data chunk count of a first library string, determines a second library string data chunk count of a second library string, and moves the car within the shuttle connection to the first library string if the first library string data chunk count is greater than the second library string data chunk count.
International Business Machines Corporation

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Capsule for beverage preparation

A container for food or beverage preparation has walls defining at least one compartment adapted for containing at least one precursor ingredient, the walls including at least one fluid connection portion for fluidly coupling to a cooperating fluid connection portion of a food or beverage preparation machine having at least one source of a fluid mixing ingredient, whereby a food or beverage product is prepared within the compartment by mixing the mixing ingredient with the precursor ingredient. The container further includes at least one food or beverage delivery wall, and the container includes built-in pump means suitable for pumping the mixing ingredient from the source when the container is fluidly connected to the machine and for generating a fluid circulation within the at least one compartment, such that a food or beverage product is prepared and expelled through the delivery wall..
Nestec S.a.

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Metering valve assembly and manufacturing such a valve assembly

A metering valve assembly for closing the housing of an aerosol generator includes a valve body (3) provided with a transfer chamber (31) in which is housed a valve (5) movable between a closed position and an open position, and a reservoir (4) in contact with the transfer chamber, constituted by a rigid wall (41), a flexible membrane (42), a planar peripheral edge (411) for attaching the flexible membrane and a bottom wall (413) inside the peripheral edge. A spring element (43) inside the reservoir is constituted by a curved plate having a convex face toward the flexible membrane and designed to deform toward the bottom wall (413) and to allow the flexible membrane (42) to move closer to the rigid wall when the valve is in the open position and to return to its initial shape as soon as the valve returns to the closed position..
Lindal France Sas

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Cable tie

Disclosed is a cable tie including a tie band which is formed in a shape of a strap to bind cables, and is provided with a plurality of serrated grooves continuously formed on a one surface thereof in a longitudinal direction, and a tie holder which is connected to one end of the tie band and includes a tie band passage, through which the other end of the tie band passes, and a serrated locking protrusion formed on an inner surface of the tie band passage and interference-latched to the serrated grooves. The tie band is provided with a cut guide groove formed on one or both widthwise edges thereof, so that a free end of the tie band remaining when the tie band binds the cables together is cut off by a rotating force generated when the free end is twisted, without using a cutting tool..
Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation Keimyung University

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Stopper for a container neck

A stopper for a container neck, comprising: a skirt having a generally tubular shape and being centered on an axis, the skirt being adapted to surround a neck of a container, and being provided internally with a snap-on member adapted to fasten the skirt to the neck in a removable manner by jamming the snap-on member with an external projecting boss of the neck of the container; and an opening strip having a generally annular shape and including a peripheral portion that is permanently connected to a peripheral portion of the skirt, the strip being movable relative to the skirt between: a first position, in which the strip surrounds an external lateral surface of the skirt, by providing an annular space radially between the external lateral surface of the skirt and an inner surface of the strip; and a second position, in which the inside of the strip is substantially detached from the skirt in order to enable the strip to be manually grasped so that the skirt is unsnapped from the neck.. .
Novembal Usa Inc.

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Wireless enabled bags and containers

The present invention provides a process for incorporating a wireless device into a plastic container as part of the steps of manufacturing the container. The plastic container can be a flexible plastic bag and are formed of one or more sheets, generally two or more sheets of plastic film or a rigid plastic container such as a tub or tote.
Emd Millipore Corporation

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System including a flask or shot beer glass

A system includes a plastic or glass of a substantially cylindrical container includes a first liquid. A flexible sleeve about a lower area about the container including a surface of a bottom upon the sleeve and an upper of the sleeve defines a substantially middle of a circular surface including a substantial segment of the sleeve.

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Hybrid electric aircraft propulsion system with motors using induction effect

A hybrid electric aircraft propulsion system at least includes a motor with induction effect to drive a propeller or propulsion fan. The motor is directly supplied from the electrical output of a generator.
Honeywell International Inc.

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Passenger-carrying rotorcraft with fixed-wings for generating lift

A passenger-carrying rotorcraft with fixed-wings for generating lift utilizes an occupiable structural body, a control unit, a plurality of lift-generating rotors, a portable power source, and a bi-wing structure. The rotorcraft configured with fixed-wings results in an energy-efficient aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

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Rotary-wing aircraft

A center c of a connecting portion coincides with a center u of lift generated in a body of a rotary-wing aircraft. The center c of the connecting portion is a point of action of gravitational force of a support rod and a first mounting portion with respect to the connecting portion.
Aeronext Inc.

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Position hold override control

A method for position hold override control of an aircraft includes determining, by a processor, that a position hold mode is enabled to hold the aircraft at a substantially fixed position with respect to a target. The processor receives a control input indicative of a commanded change in acceleration of the aircraft as an override of the position hold mode.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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Distributed acceleration sensing for robust disturbance rejection

An aerial vehicle comprising an airframe, an aircraft flight controller to provide an output control signal, and a planar printed circuit board positioned on the airframe. The printed circuit board may include coupled thereto a processor, a rate gyroscope, and at least three accelerometers.
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

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Rotor speed control using a feed-forward rotor speed command

Examples of rotor speed reduction using a feed-forward rotor speed control command are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a processing device, flight command indicative of a change in a flight characteristic of an aircraft comprising a rotor; generating, by the processing device, a change in load factor based on the flight command; generating, by the processing device, a change in rotor speed based on the change in load factor; generating, by the processing device, a rotor speed command based on the change in rotor speed to a flight controller to cause the aircraft to change a rotor speed of the rotor; and changing, by the processing device, the rotor speed of the rotor responsive to the rotor speed command..
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporaton

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Ship having improved power efficiency

A ship having improved power efficiency is provided. The ship comprises: a power grid; a power cost generator which determines the cost of power; a generator which is connected to the power grid and analyzes the cost of power so as to autonomously determine whether to produce power; an energy storage device which is connected to the power grid and analyzes the cost of power so as to autonomously determine whether to store power; and a load which is connected to the power grid and analyzes the cost of power so as to autonomously determine whether to use power..
Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

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Universal offshore platform, and buoyancy regulation method and stable power generation method thereof

The invention discloses a universal offshore platform. The platform includes a truss body forming the support system of the platform.

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Cover latch and locking system

A cover latch and locking system includes a first attachment device and a second attachment device. The first attachment device may include a hoop that may be configured to receive a rope, a line, or a cable (which may be referred to generally as a “line” or “rope”).
Dts Enterprises, Inc.

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Toe hold for a snowmobile

A snowmobile includes a frame, a motor, an endless track and a straddle seat. A left and a right footrest are each connected to the frame extend laterally outwardly therefrom.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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Steering steer by wire system

A steering apparatus for a steer by wire system includes a first motor and a second motor configured to provide a torque. A first planetary gear set is configured to receive the torque from the first motor and to generate a reaction torque required for steering.
Kia Motors Corporation

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On-board control device, on-board integrated circuit

Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit which can continuously and stably generate an output value even after shipment and a vehicle-mounted control device using the semiconductor integrated circuit. The present invention includes a reference signal generation unit for outputting a reference signal, and detects the operation state of a semiconductor circuit on the basis of a difference between output values from the semiconductor circuit corresponding to the reference signals output at two different time points by the reference signal generation unit..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

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Autonomous vehicle performance optimization system

An autonomous vehicle (av) performance optimization system can determine a set of performance metrics for determining av performance. The system can receive av performance data from avs operating or configured for operation throughout a given region.
Uber Technologies, Inc.

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Regenerative braking downshift control using predictive information

A vehicle may include an engine selectively coupled to a motor and a transmission. The vehicle may include a controller configured to, in response to actuation of a brake pedal, command the transmission to downshift during a regenerative braking event based on a regenerative braking downshift torque.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

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Vehicle control unit (vcu) and operating method thereof

Disclosed are a vehicle control unit (vcu) and an operation method thereof that calculate a speed variation of a vehicle based on input information, predict an average speed of the vehicle based on the calculated speed variation, generate a first speed profile based on the predicted average speed, and generate a second speed profile by applying speed noise information to the first speed profile.. .
North Carolina State University

new patent

Adaptive cruise control system having center-console access

An adaptive cruise control system for a vehicle may include an access device configured to receive manual input and responsively generate control signals for use in controlling acceleration, braking and steering of a vehicle. The adaptive cruise control system may also include at least one additional device located remote from the access device and configured to receive manual input and responsively generate control signals for use in controlling acceleration, braking and steering of the vehicle.
Faraday&future Inc.

new patent

Vehicle control method and vehicle control device

A vehicle control device is provided with a friction clutch for engaging and disengaging a motor/generator and a drive wheel, a mechanical oil pump driven by the motor/generator to supply hydraulic oil pressure to the friction clutch, an electric oil pump driven by an electric motor to supply hydraulic oil pressure to the friction clutch, and a control unit. The control unit stops a motor/generator when a vehicle stops; maintains a release of a friction clutch when slack in the stroke is eliminated by the hydraulic oil pressure from the electric oil pump; raises a rotational speed of the motor/generator toward a target rotational speed upon a request to cancel stoppage of the motor/generator; and restricts the torque to be less than the motor generator torque at which the target rotational rate can be maintained when the rotational rate of the motor/generator is raised toward the target rotational rate..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

new patent

System and controlling braking of electric vehicle

The present disclosure provides a method of controlling braking of an electric vehicle in which friction braking force generated by a friction braking unit is applied to front wheels and regenerative braking force generated by a motor is applied to rear wheels includes: determining driver's request braking force by a controller based on a driver's braking-input value; detecting driving information and state information of the vehicle by a detection unit; and determining a braking mode of the vehicle that satisfies the driver's request braking force by the controller based on the detected information and information of running state of the vehicle obtained from the detected information. In addition, the present disclosure provides a system of controlling braking of an electric vehicle..
Kia Motors Corporation

new patent

Facilitation of automatic adjustment of a braking system

Systems and methods for facilitating an automatic adjustment of a braking system is provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method can comprise generating, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a braking curve model based on braking usage pattern data corresponding to one or more vehicles.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Wireless thief-hatch monitoring system

A thief hatch state monitoring system includes a thief hatch sensor that detects a change in angular position of a thief hatch and generates sensor data at an output in response to the detected change. A processor having an electrical input is electrically connected to the output of the thief hatch state sensor.
Signal Fire Telemetry

new patent

Vehicle and control method thereof

A vehicle is provided capable of minimizing inconvenience due to power limitation. The vehicle includes a generator that generates power, a plurality of electric components that receive the power from the generator, and a battery that stores part of the power generated by the generator.
Hyundai Motor Company

new patent

Drive device

A drive device includes: a first current path that has a high-side mosfet; a second current path that has a low-side mosfet; and a third current path connected to the other end portion of a coil and positioned between the first current path and the second current path. The drive device further includes: pwm drive circuits that generate a drive signal through pwm control; and an overcurrent detection circuit that detects that an overcurrent has flowed through the current paths.
Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

new patent

Engine harmonic enhancement control

In a general aspect, a system includes circuitry for providing an engine harmonic scaling module and a summer. The engine harmonic scaling module is configured to receive a torque signal and a throttle signal, process the torque signal to generate a calibrated torque value, process the throttle signal to generate a throttle percentage value, determine a control parameter based on an examination of the calibrated torque value and the throttle percentage value, determine, based on the control parameter, a harmonic-specific scaling factor for each of one or more engine harmonic signals of a plurality of engine harmonic signals, and apply the corresponding harmonic-specific scaling factor to each of the one or more engine harmonic signals to generate corresponding scaled engine harmonic signals.
Bose Corporation

new patent

Road surface display device

A road surface display device mounted to an own vehicle includes: a road surface image control portion generating a road surface image which is displayed on a road surface ahead of the own vehicle and includes images each indicating an expected arrival zone where the own vehicle is expected to arrive at an expected arrival time; a detection portion obtaining display states of a different vehicle image, which is a road surface image displayed by a different vehicle, and an own vehicle image, which is the road surface image displayed by the own vehicle, and detecting a presence of overlapping or proximity between the two images; and a display adjustment portion, when the presence of overlapping or proximity is detected, displaying an image indicating a shorter expected arrival time in a region where the presence of overlapping or proximity is detected on the road surface.. .
Denso Corporation

new patent

Starting control device for electrically driven vehicle

A starting control device is provided for an electrically driven vehicle having an electric motor and an internal combustion engine as drive sources and a transmission shifts and transmits an output of the electric motor to a drive wheel. The starting control device is configured to suppress an abrupt increase in the rotation of the electric motor at the time of an ev start of the vehicle from a released state of a starting dog clutch.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

new patent

Motor vehicle accessory to increase power supply and reduce fuel requirements

A power control system may include at least one of batteries, a motor, and a data logic analyzer that can interpret certain variable conditions of a transport, such as a tractor trailer, moving along a road or highway. The data can be used to determine when to apply supplemental power to the wheels of a trailer to reduce fuel usage.
Hyliion Inc.

new patent

Method of controlling motor system of eco-friendly vehicle

The present disclosure provides a method of controlling a motor system of an eco-friendly vehicle, which includes: determining whether a regenerative braking is an on-state; upon determining that regenerative braking is the on-state, checking a battery state of charge (soc); and upon checking that the battery soc is fully recharged, entering into a motor low-efficiency control procedure that forcibly lowers a current driving point of a motor.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

new patent

Driving support device, driving support system and driving support method

The driving support device is provided with: a speed acquisition unit for acquiring speed information of a vehicle; a distance information acquisition unit for acquiring information on the distance between the vehicle and an intersection; a running state judgment unit for judging a dangerous running state to be determined by a stop condition for causing the vehicle to stop in front of the intersection and an entry condition for causing the vehicle to enter the intersection, on the basis of the distance to the intersection, the speed of the vehicle, and signal information; a determination unit for determining whether to cause the vehicle to stop at the intersection or to pass through the intersection if the running state judgment unit judges that the vehicle is in the dangerous running state; and a specification unit for specifying a regeneration time zone when running accompanied with regenerative braking is performed or an inertia time zone when inertia running is performed, before the vehicle arrives at the intersection, depending on a result of determination by the determination unit.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

new patent

Apparatus and controlling charging battery

A battery charging control apparatus of an electric vehicle includes an air conditioning control device that controls an operation of an air conditioning device, a control device that receives global positioning system (gps) information of a user terminal, which approaches a vehicle, and to generate charging control information based on a distance that is determined based on the gps information of the user terminal and location information of the vehicle, and a battery charging device that controls an amount of current to be supplied to a battery and the air conditioning control device, based on the charging control information.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

new patent

Electric motor, generator and battery combination

To accomplish the invention, each individual stator pole winding has its own voltage and amperage matched battery, capacitor or storage device pack or packs and winding system controller or controllers which are signaled for operations and timing for the operation of all the similar other windings in the whole electric motor, generator and battery combination without the necessity of wired interconnection of whole electric motor, generator and battery combination winding electrical power in order to accomplish electric motor, generator and battery combination functions.. .

new patent

Vehicle based charging station robot arm control

A system that performs a method is disclosed. Whether a charging station is available to charge the vehicle is determined.
Faraday&future Inc.

new patent

Vehicle, vehicle charging device, vehicle charging charging vehicle

A vehicle charging system includes a power transmitter including at least one voltage converter configured to allow a vehicle charging mode to be changed by a plurality of switches and a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field corresponding to a voltage converted by the voltage converter; and a power receiver including a current inductor configured to allow an electrical signal to be induced by the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator, a rectifier configured to rectify the induced electrical signal and a battery configured to be charged by the electrical signal rectified by the rectifier.. .
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University

new patent

Mid-engine extended range electric vehicle

A mid-engine extended range electric vehicle includes a vehicle body, a turbo shaft engine, a battery pack, an electric generator, a vehicle control unit, drive motors, a gas controller, a battery controller, a gas storage tank and an intake box. Wherein the vehicle body includes a main body, bottom structure thereof forms frames of the vehicle; the engine is arranged on the frames between front and rear axles and near to the rear axle; an output shaft axis of the engine is located on a symmetry plane of the vehicle body, and an air inlet thereof faces tail of the vehicle; the intake box is communicated with the air inlet and is communicated with intake grilles on a covering piece of the vehicle body via pipelines.
Technologies' Xanadu Of Resonatory-solar-systemed Co., Ltd.

new patent

Braking control method in regenerative braking cooperative control

A braking control method includes steps of: (i) confirming whether to enter a blending section where regenerative braking torque is reduced and friction braking torque is increased; (ii) determining a target reduced deceleration by a controller upon entering the blending section; (iii) reducing braking torque of a vehicle in response to the determined target reduced deceleration; and (iv) returning the braking torque of the vehicle to driver's requested braking torque when the vehicle is being stopped.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

new patent

System and dissipating electric energy regenerated by actuators

A system for dissipating regenerated electric energy produced by an electric actuator of an aircraft, the dissipating system including: a resistor; two switching arms, each switching arm being connected in series with the resistor, the two switching arms being connected together in parallel, each switching arm including two switches connected to one another in series, each switch including two terminals and a control grid, each switch being capable of being controlled by controlling the potential applied to the control grid thereof; and a measurement system capable of measuring the voltage at the terminals of each switch.. .
Safran Electrical & Power

new patent

Power transmission system of vehicle

A power transmission system of a vehicle may include a first input shaft selectively connected to an engine, a second input shaft as a hollow shaft, enclosing the first input shaft without rotational interference with the first input shaft, and selectively connected to the engine, a speed change portion including first and second planetary gear sets, each planetary gear set including three rotation elements, and four rotation shafts directly connected to at least one rotation element among the rotation elements of the first and second planetary gear sets, a motor/generator, an output shaft, and control elements including two clutches disposed at positions where the first and second input shafts are selectively connected to an output shaft of the engine, and two brakes disposed at positions where two rotation shafts among the four rotation shafts are selectively connected to a transmission housing.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

new patent

Power generation control system for hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle has a first motor/generator mechanically coupled to a drive wheel, a second motor/generator mechanically coupled to an internal combustion engine and a high-power battery that is electrically coupled to the motor/generators. The second motor/generator has a smaller electrical power generation capability than the first motor/generator.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

new patent

Two-motor vehicle drive device

Helical gears in gear trains of speed reducers 2l, 2r generate thrust forces in directions not to separate a speed reducer casing 20 which has an axial three-piece structure, whereby leakage of lubricant oil from between separated surfaces in the speed reducer casing 20 is prevented. Output gears 25l, 25r which generates large thrust force on the final stage in each gear train of the speed reducers 2l, 2r both generates inward forces, so that the center casing 20a does not receive forces in directions in which the left and the right casings 20bl, 20br is separated therefrom..
Ntn Corporation

new patent

Vehicle exterior windshield visor accessory

A vehicle exterior windshield visor accessory is provided which is configured to assist in managing some of the unwanted outdoor elements such as excessive wind and bright sunlight. In a version, the visor accessory is generally configured to be operably and attachably removable with existing and future exposed top or removable top type vehicles having a roll cage.

new patent

Generating a halftone

In one example, a first subset of a plurality of pixels in a halftone is determined to be associated with a first colorant. A second subset of the plurality of pixels in the halftone is determined to be associated with a second colorant, the second colorant being different from the first colorant.
Hp Scitex Ltd.

new patent

Liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus, and control method

The liquid ejection head includes: a wall member having formed therein a void for communicating between a first liquid chamber and a second liquid chamber; a first energy generation element to eject the liquid in the first liquid chamber; a second energy generation element to eject the liquid in the second liquid chamber; a first electrode is arranged in a vicinity of the first energy generation element in the first liquid chamber; a second electrode for forming, between the first electrode and the second electrode, an electric field in liquid inside the first liquid chamber; and a supply port which supplies liquid to the first energy generation element, wherein the wall member includes a channel wall in which the second liquid chamber, the void, and the supply port communicate, and the second electrode is arranged between the second liquid chamber and the supply port in the channel.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Inkjet recording apparatus

An inkjet recording apparatus includes a shape reading unit that reads a shape of a conveyed recording medium, a line data generating unit that generates line data based on information of the shape of the recording medium read by the shape reading unit, a head unit that ejects ink to the conveyed recording medium, a mask data generating unit that specifies an ejection inhibition part to which ink is not ejected from each of the plurality of line data, and a print image data generating unit that combines the dot image data and the mask data so as to generate print image data.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

new patent

Enhancing temperature distribution uniformity across a printer die

According to an example, in a method for enhancing temperature distribution uniformity across a printer die, in which the printer die includes a plurality of drop generators arranged in a plurality of columns, a warming map that identifies the drop generators of the plurality of drop generators that are to be supplied with warming pulses to enhance temperature distribution uniformity across the printer die may be accessed. The warming map may identify a non-uniform distribution of the drop generators across a column of the plurality of columns.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

new patent

Color calibration for three-dimensional printing

Examples analyze three-dimensional printing specifications associated with a three-dimensional printing device to determine test angles for a test object and test surfaces corresponding to the test angles for the test object. Examples generate the test object for color calibration for the three-dimensional printing device based at least in part on the test angles and test surfaces that are configured with at least one test color..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p

new patent

Gas barrier film, electronic device member, and electronic device

The present invention is: a gas barrier film comprising a base film and a gas barrier layer formed by modifying a layer containing a polysilazane-based compound and formed on the base film, wherein the gas barrier film has a water vapor transmission rate of 0.100 g/(m2·day) or less, and an amount of hydrogen gas released from the gas barrier layer under an argon gas atmosphere at 60° c. And a relative humidity of 90% is 5.5 μg or less per cm2 of the gas barrier film; an electronic device member comprising the gas barrier film; and an electronic device comprising this electronic device member.
Lintec Corporation

new patent

Techniques for manufacturing and cooling three-dimensional objects

A method of manufacturing three-dimensional (3d) objects is provided. The method includes generating a plan for printing a plurality of 3d objects in a 3d printing medium at least in part by identifying an unprinted area of the 3d printing medium for insertion of a cooling device and determining where at least some of the plurality of 3d objects are to be printed in the 3d printing medium such that none of the at least some of the plurality of 3d objects, when printed, intersect the identified unprinted area for the insertion of the cooling device.

new patent

Additive manufacturing system with extended printing volume, and methods of use thereof

An additive manufacturing system for printing three-dimensional (3d) parts includes a print foundation, a print head, a drive mechanism, and a supporting surface that creates an air bearing for parts under construction as they move through the system. The print head is configured to print a 3d part onto the print foundation in a layer-by-layer manner in a vertical print plane.
Stratasys, Inc.

new patent

Post-curing method and stereolithography method

A method of post-curing a modeled object in a green state based on modeling data generated according to a working model includes a curing step of exposing the modeled object to light while the modeled object is fitted to the working model to secondary-cure the modeled object.. .
Roland Dg Corporation

new patent

Apparatus and continuous production of materials

Wherein the continuous furnace (1) comprises a plurality of magnetrons (4) for generating electromagnetic waves and hollow conductors (5) with outlet openings (6) for feeding the waves into a radiation chamber (14). The invention is intended to solve the problem of reacting to various operating modes for the continuous furnace and, in particular, to heat up the material used in the best possible manner for later pressing.

new patent

Rotary knife fixture for cutting spiral, textured potato pieces

A rotary knife fixture for cutting vegetable products such as raw potatoes into spiral shapes. The knife fixture includes a ring-shaped blade holder driven rotatably within a hydraulic product flow path.
J.r. Simplot Company

new patent

Flux bridge for pivot motors

A pivot motor has a stator and an armature. The armature has an assembly of two spaced permanent magnets and a triangular flux bridge on one end.
Wahl Clipper Corporation

new patent

Robotic user interface puck support apparatus and use

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to test user interfaces of systems. Some embodiments provide a puck support apparatus comprising: a base; a first support and a second support both supported by the base and extending away from the base in generally a first direction; wherein the first support comprises a first channel formed at an angle relative to the first direction; and wherein the second support comprises a second channel formed at the angle relative to the first direction and mirroring the first channel; and wherein the first support at the first channel is separated from the second support by at least a robotic effector threshold distance..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

new patent

Method of controlling robotic arm with human-computer interaction, and terminal and system for same

A method of controlling a robotic arm with human-computer interaction, and terminal and system for the same are provided. The method of controlling the robotic arm with human-computer interaction includes: virtualizing a robotic arm to provide a virtual robotic arm having at least two movable nodes on a screen, and designating a distal movable node of the at least two movable nodes as a target node; when the target node is triggered, responding to a drag-and-drop operation by a user and generating a moving path according to a path of the drag-and-drop operation on the target node; and generating a controlling signal for controlling a motion of the robotic arm based on the moving path, and controlling the robotic arm to move according to a motion of the virtual robotic arm based on control of the controlling signal..
Shenzhen Xiaor Geek Technology Co., Ltd

new patent

Exoskeleton

A method for setting desired trajectories of movement of an exoskeleton for enabling movement in a user with a musculoskeletal disorder, a device for assisting walking in a user and a method for controlling said device enable walking in predetermined modes of movement in a user with limited mobility or complete immobility of the lower limbs but normal functioning of the upper limbs and upper part of the body. The invention enables such users to move with a gait pattern similar to the gait pattern of a person without a musculoskeletal disorder, while also providing the user with the possibility of independently changing movement mode and gait parameters, such as stride length, step height and pace, using a control panel 32.
Limited Liability Company "exoatlet"

new patent

Installation tools for a water containing structure, components suitable for use therewith, and systems and methods of use therefor

An installation tool for installing features and/or components involving a grommet onto a water containing structure assembly, and a method of use thereof, which facilitates controlled and precise application of an insertion force. The tool actively prevents or reduces the unintentional application of the insertion force onto anything surrounding the grommet.
Custom Molded Products, Llc

new patent

Floating jaw assembly for use with machinist vises

An improved floating jaw assembly to a machinist vise assembly capable of holding a plurality of individual workpieces, the vise assembly generally including a base with a way or ways, a fixed jaw mounted on the ways, at least one movable jaw slidably mounted on the ways to move toward and away from the fixed jaw on a longitudinal axis in such a manner that at least one workpiece can be securely held between the fixed jaw and the at least one movable jaw, and a mechanism for moving the movable jaw toward and away from the fixed jaw to clamp and unclamp workpieces. The floating jaw assembly includes at least one floating jaw plate attached to the vise assembly by means of mounting pins and openings in the floating jaw plates for adjustable movement of the floating jaw plates along the longitudinal axis of the vise assembly and for articulated movement of the floating jaw plates in a plane substantially parallel to the base of the vise assembly and about an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the vise assembly so that the floating jaw plates can, in cooperation with adjoining jaws or plates, adjust to and securely hold workpieces.

new patent

Manual pulse generating device

A manual pulse generating device is equipped with a rotatable dial, a pulse generating unit configured to generate drive pulses for commanding axial movement of a machine tool in accordance with an amount of rotation of the dial, and a casing having the dial disposed on a surface of the casing and accommodating the pulse generating unit in the interior thereof. When the dial is pressed toward the casing, the pulse generating unit enables the axial movement in accordance with the drive pulses..
Fanuc Corporation

new patent

Tool clamping system

Disclosed is a tool system including a drive for driving a tool holder including an electromagnetic generator for generating electrical energy from inertial energy of the tool holder. The tool holder may be driven in rotation, wherein the electromagnetic generator comprises a rotor part, which is rotatably mounted on the tool holder, and a stator part on the tool holder cooperating with each other for generating a voltage by electromagnetic induction.
Bilz Werkzeugfabrik Gmbh & Co. Kg

new patent

Restoration of cast iron using iron powder

A method to restore a cast iron part is provided. The method includes providing the cast iron part with an impaired surface.
Caterpillar Inc.

new patent

Soldering apparatus and flux-applying device

A soldering apparatus including a flux-applying device having a nut that is fitted into the soldering apparatus and the flux-applying device can change a fixed position of the nut easier than that of a convention example even if any adhered matters generated when each apparatus or device is used for a long time are adhered. The nut screws on to the screw shaft having a predetermined length.
Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

new patent

Coating removal method

The invention relates to a method for removing the coating of a surface, provided with a coating (8), of a wheel (1) provided with screw channels (6) and with a centrally positioned hub opening within one or a number of areas (7) from which the coating is to be removed, which areas extend annularly, in particular circularly, around one of the screw channels (6) and/or around the hub opening (8), the method being implemented using a laser beam generated by a laser source (12), characterised in that the laser beam is moved over the area or areas (7) of the surface from which the coating is to be removed, without limiting the area or areas (7) from which the coating is to be removed by additional means. Furthermore, the invention relates to a coating removal station (10) for implementing the method..
Slcr-lasertechnik Gmbh

new patent

Method and metal three-dimensional printing

The invention discloses a method and an apparatus for metal three-dimensional printing, in which the method for metal three-dimensional printing comprises the following steps: molten or softened flowable metal is placed in a build area used by a three-dimensional printing device, after having no fluidity, the molten or softened flowable metal is converted into metal built by printing, the molten or softened flowable metal is accumulated on the basis of the metal built by printing, until an object to be printed is built, and the accumulated metal built by printing forms the object to be printed; the key characteristics are as follows: in the building process, the interlayer binding force and the binding force between pixel points are changed through a manner of resistance heating; and a printing area for implementing resistance heating can be set. The metal component generated has high strength, high density, and high building precision, the building process of each pixel point is monitored, a removable auxiliary support can be generated synchronously, a large-scale component can be printed, and the apparatus is simple in structure and low in cost.
Fupeng Liang

new patent

Method for producing a rotor of a flow engine

The invention relates to a method for producing a rotor of a flow engine, namely an integrally bladed rotor with an integral outer shroud, comprising at least the following steps: a rotor blank comprising the integral rotor blades and the integral outer shroud is first produced by means of a generative production method; the rotor blank is then subjected to a separating surface treatment at flow-guiding sections and is subjected, separately therefrom, to a machining surface treatment at non-flow-guiding sections.. .
Man Diesel & Turbo Se

new patent

A device and generating and displaying data relating to an additive manufacturing process

A device and method for generating scan data and/or slice data for use in an additive manufacturing process, in which an energy beam is scanned across layers of flowable material to consolidate the material in a layer-by-layer manner to build a part. The device includes a display and a processor.
Renishaw Plc

new patent

Methods and spoke supports for additive manufacturing

The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (am) that utilize spoke support structures in the process of building objects, as well as novel spoke support structures to be used within these am processes. The object includes a first portion and a second portion.
General Electric Company

new patent

Unit cell titanium casting

A system (5) and method (800) for unit cell casting of titanium or titanium-alloys is disclosed herein. The system (5) comprises an external chamber (45), a crucible (10) positioned within the external chamber (45), an induction coil (15) positioned around the crucible, an internal chamber (40) positioned within the external chamber (45), and a mold (30) positioned within the internal chamber (40).
Callaway Golf Company

new patent

Method and continuous semisolid die casting

A method for continuous semisolid die casting. The method is achieved using an apparatus for continuous semisolid die casting.
Zhuhai Runxingtai Electrical Co., Ltd.

new patent

Electromagnetic pig for oil and gas pipelines

Described herein are methods and system that use electromagnetic heating to heat pipelines, flowlines and the fluids therein. The heating is achieved by placing one or more permanent magnets in the wellbore and moving a metallic component and/or one or more permanent magnets relative to each other.
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

new patent

Method for separating a granular mixture in a flowing medium and device for carrying out said method

The invention is used in various branches of industry, in particular in agriculture for preparing seeds for sowing and for selection purposes. The method of separating a granular mixture in a flowing medium is based on a gravitational supply of particles, with an aerodynamic, monotonously increasing action thereon with a cascade of flat jets, said cascade being stabilized in terms of pressure and discharge.
Asm Technology Sp. Z O.o.

new patent

Processes for coating the interior surfaces of nonmetal materials

Methods and systems for cleaning, coating and sealing leaks in existing nonmetal pipes, in a single operation. A nonmetal piping system can be cleaned in one pass by dry particulates forced and pulled by air throughout the piping system by a generator and a vacuum.
Pipe Restoration Technologies, Llc

new patent

Acoustic wave microfluidic devices with increased acoustic wave energy utilisation

A device, comprising: an electroacoustic transducer on a substrate; a power supply to supply electromagnetic wave energy to the electroacoustic transducer; and a source of a substance that is movable to the substrate; wherein the electroacoustic transducer and the substrate are configured to generate acoustic wave energy that is used to move the substance from the source to the substrate, and to manipulate the substance on the substrate.. .
Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

new patent

Mill box for a horizontal grinder

A material reducing machine includes a rotary reducing drum that is rotatable about an axis of rotation and defines a reducing boundary that extends at least partially around the axis of rotation. The material reducing machine includes an infeed conveyor for transporting material to a front portion of the rotary reducing drum and defines a conveyor plane.
Vermeer Manufacturing Company

new patent

Sample collection nucleic acid preservation

The present application generally relates to methods and compositions for biological sample collection, including a sample collection device directed to the use of a flammable solvent-free based composition for preservation, stabilization, and transportation of nucleic acids from biological samples for long-term room temperature storage.. .

new patent

Biochemical-immunological hybrid biosensor and sensor system including the same

Disclosed is a biochemical-immunological hybrid biosensor. The biochemical-immunological hybrid biosensor includes a reaction strip in the form of a porous membrane through which a sample moves by capillary action.
Korea University Research And Business Foundation, Sejong Campus

new patent

Ion exchange column and methods of making and using the same

An ion exchange column and a method of using the same are disclosed. The ion exchange column includes first interconnected chambers supporting a first portion of an ion exchange resin, second interconnected chambers supporting a second portion of the ion exchange resin, and a housing or casing enclosing the first and second interconnected chambers and the first and second ion exchange resin portions.
Csub Auxiliary For Sponsored Programs Administration

new patent

Method for regenerating catalyst

The present invention relates to a method for regenerating a catalyst that can effectively remove a poison bound to a catalyst without chemical injury while minimizing the loss of catalytically active components through a process with improved efficiency, whereby the regenerated catalyst may exhibit excellent denitrification performance.. .
Geesco Co., Ltd.

new patent

Use of ionic liquids in compositions for generating oxygen

The present invention is directed to the use of an ionic liquid as a dispersant or solvent and as a heat sink in a composition for generating oxygen, the composition further comprising at least one oxygen source formulation, and at least one metal oxide compound formulation, wherein the oxygen source formulation comprises a peroxide compound, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from −10° c. To +50° c., and the metal oxide compound formulation comprises a metal oxide compound which is an oxide of one single metal or of two or more different metals, said metal(s) being selected from the metals of groups 2 to 14 of the periodic table of the elements..
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

new patent

Catalyst for high temperature steam reforming

This invention relates to highly active and stable catalyst composite used in high temperature synthesis gas production. More specifically, nickel alumina catalysts doped with noble metals and lanthanide groups or transition metal groups containing a lattice spinel structure with a general formula [nixa1-x] [(byal1-y)2]o4 stabilizers such as yttria-stabilized zirconia are also integrated in this composite to enhance high temperature catalytic performance.

new patent

Non-noble metal-supported zirconium phosphate catalyst for generating cyclic hydrocarbon, and preparing cyclic hydrocarbon by using same

This invention relates to a catalyst for preparing a cyclic hydrocarbon, which is a non-noble-metal supported on zirconium phosphate, and to a method of preparing a cyclic hydrocarbon, including preparing a cyclic hydrocarbon from a lignin derivative through hydrodeoxygenation and hydrogenation using the catalyst for preparing a cyclic hydrocarbon.. .
Korea University Research And Business Foundation

new patent

Self-inflating microcapsules

A method comprises providing an aqueous solution having an alkaline ph and providing an oil including at least one silsesquioxane compound. The oil is added to the aqueous solution.
New York University

new patent

Ultrafiltration membrane, device, bioartificial organ, and related methods

The present invention relates to ultrafiltration. In particular, the present invention provides nanoporous membranes having pores for generating in vitro and in vivo ultrafiltrate, devices and bioartificial organs utilizing such nanoporous membranes, and related methods (e.g., diagnostic methods, research methods, drug screening).
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

new patent

Solid oxide electrochemical gas separator inerting system

An air inert gas generating system consists of heat exchangers, a heating element, and a plurality of solid oxide electrochemical gas separator (soegs) cells. The soegs cells are interconnected in series to create a stack.
United Technologies Corporation

new patent

Combined system based on mixtures of ionic liquids and amino acids to absorb carbon dioxide

The present invention describes a combined liquid absorbent system to capture gaseous co2. The said combination is given by the mixture of an il and an amino acid aqueous solution.
Instituto Mexicano Del Petroleo

new patent

Rotational aid for self-cleaning filter

A filter assembly for a gas turbine system includes a filter element configured to remove entrained particles from air which passes through the filter element in a first direction toward a central air passageway. A motion generator arranged to rotate the filter element about a longitudinal axis extending in an airflow direction of the air passageway to cause particles accumulated on the filter element to fall downwardly away from the filter element due to gravity..
General Electric Company

new patent

Exchange unit and flow circuit system using same

Provided is an exchange unit to be removably mounted in a predetermined direction between a first pipeline end portion and a second pipeline end portion of a manifold of a flow circuit. The manifold includes the first pipeline end portion having a first opposed surface reduced in a mounting direction and the second pipeline end portion having a second opposed surface reduced in the mounting direction.
Roki Techno Co., Ltd.

new patent

Compact electrocoalescer with conical frustum electrodes

Certain embodiments may generally relate to systems and methods for developing and improving compact electrocoalescers for in-line dehydration of water-in-oil dispersions. A compact electrocoalescer may include a casing, and a plurality of bare or insulated conical-shaped electrodes housed in the casing.
University Of Leeds

new patent

Porous material and devices for performing separations, filtrations, and catalysis and ek pumps, and methods of making and using the same

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a porous monolith polymeric composition having utility in catalysis, chromatography, filtration, and electro-kinetic pumps, devices incorporating such composition and methods or making and using such monoliths. The monoliths are characterized by a substantially homogeneous skeletal core with little shrinkage, few voids and few channels..
Waters Technologies Corporation

new patent

Nano seeding tools to generate nanometer size crystallization seeds

A kit and a method for using the kit to generate nanoseeds from protein nanocrystals and aggregates is disclosed. The method comprises mixing a plurality of beads with a protein nanocrystal or aggregate, and agitating the mixture to generate the nanoseeds.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

new patent

Increasing accuracy of measurements using mud retorts by maximizing recovery of vapors

A mud retort assembly includes a retort that heats a fluid and thereby generates vapors, a condenser in fluid communication with the retort to at least partially condense the vapors and thereby generate a liquid, a condensate collector that receives the liquid and residual vapors via an outlet pipe of the condenser, and a collector plug having a frustoconical body that extends partially into the condensate collector at an opening to the condensate collector. The collector plug defines a central aperture that receives the outlet pipe and has an annular flange extending radially outward from the frustoconical body to rest on the condensate collector at the opening..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

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Vapor circulation regeneration system

A vapor circulation regeneration system is provided for utilizing a vapor by circulation and regeneration. The system includes at least: a liquefaction regeneration unit including a liquefaction space where the vapor of an object to be heated is liquefied and a heating part for maintaining a liquid-like state; a vaporization unit for heating the liquid-like material by means of a heating part so as to generate a vapor; a fluid communication part for establishing fluid communication between the liquefaction regeneration unit and the vaporization unit; a processing unit for processing an object to be processed by using the vapor; a return pipe for returning the vapor used in the processing unit to the liquefaction regeneration unit; a liquefaction regeneration temperature control part for controlling the temperature of the liquefaction regeneration unit; and a vaporization temperature control part for controlling the temperature of the vaporization unit.
Chugai Ro Co., Ltd.

new patent

Water toy

A bath toy system including a water play space delimiter arranged to be located in a water-filled bath and to define a water play space separate from a remainder of the water filled bath, a water spray assembly generating at least one water spray within the water play space and at least one floatable fanciful element floatable on the water within the water play space.. .
Global Marketing Enterprise (gme) Ltd.

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Data collection apparatus, data collection method, and computer-readable recording medium

A data collection apparatus (10) includes: a template distribution unit (11) that distributes, to a quiz provider who provides a quiz composed of a plurality of descriptions of a topic, templates that are used in generation of the quiz and that each serve as a basis for a different one of the plurality of descriptions; a quiz distribution unit (12) that obtains the quiz that has been generated by the quiz provider using the templates, and distributes the obtained quiz to a respondent; a data analysis unit (13) that obtains a response from the respondent and applies statistical processing to the obtained response; and a template updating unit (14) that, based on a result of the statistical processing applied by the data analysis unit (13), updates the templates targeted for distribution by the template distribution unit.. .
Nec Corporation

new patent

Gaming server and method to generate information-rich profiles

Various aspects of a gaming server and method are disclosed herein, which includes receipt of a request from a first electronic device of a plurality of electronic devices communicatively coupled to the gaming server. The received request may comprise a request to compare a gaming profile of a first user associated with the first electronic device with one or more other gaming profiles of one or more other users associated with one or more other electronic devices.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

new patent

Computer-readable recording medium, computer apparatus, image display method

A three-dimensional virtual space is photographed by a virtual camera to generate a first image and a second image different from the first image. The first image synchronously displays the state of the virtual space, and the second image is displayed asynchronously with the first image.
Square Enix Co., Ltd.

new patent

Gaming server and method to generate context-aware gaming information

A gaming server and method for generating context-aware gaming information are disclosed, which includes receipt of a view request from a first gaming device associated with a first user, by the gaming server. The view request includes a request to view a gaming profile of a second user.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

new patent

Programmable game-based haptic enabled gun controller

Various systems, game controllers, and methods for simulating various objects such as weapons are provided. For example, a game controller may include a trigger, a processor within the body that receives a trigger signal when the trigger is activated by the user.
Immersion Corporation

new patent

Baseball-training device

A baseball-training device disclosed here is configured for training a baseball player. The baseball-training device includes an elongate rod, a bearing assembly, a rope member, and a ball.

new patent

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a rear portion, a front portion with a strike face, a sole portion, and a top portion with a plurality of ports.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

new patent

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion comprising a first material.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

new patent

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, the method of manufacturing a golf club head may include providing a body portion and providing a plurality of weight portions.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

new patent

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a method may include providing a body portion and a plurality of weight portions.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

new patent

Training program customization using sensor-equipped athletic garments

An exercise feedback system monitors the performance of athletes wearing a garment with sensors while exercising. The sensors generate physiological data such as muscle activation data, heart rate data, or data describing the athlete's movement.
Mad Apparel, Inc.

new patent

Exercise biofeedback using sensor-equipped athletic garments

An exercise feedback system monitors the performance of athletes wearing a garment with sensors while exercising. The sensors generate physiological data such as muscle activation data, heart rate data, or data describing the athlete's movement.
Mad Apparel, Inc.

new patent

High-incline treadmill

A treadmill which utilizes provides for a connection between the floor stand and the treadbase which is toward the front end of the treadbase and provides for generally improved support of the front end of the treadbase at higher angles by providing that the lift mechanism is attached to the treadbase at two fixed points a fixed distance from each other. The lift mechanism then utilizes two different motions, the extension of an extension arm and the rotation of a rigid arm, to produce lift.
True Fitness Technology, Inc.

new patent

Bottom-hinged intermediate-locking barbell holder

A bottom-hinged intermediate-locking barbell holder includes a pair of opposed holding bodies (bodies) connected along their bottoms by a hinge. In a closed position, the handle sections form a handle for gripping and the bases define a generally cylindrical channel, near the hinged bottom, in which compressible gaskets and a handle of a dumbbell may be received and securely contained.
Pangolin Design Group, Llc

new patent

Wheelchair training system

A wheelchair training system that comprises: a platform (110) that receives the wheelchair; two elongated parallel rollers (250) that are mounted on the platform (110) and are in tangential contact with two rear wheels (150, 160) of the wheelchair such that the two rollers (250) spin when the two rear wheels (150,160) rotate; and a spinning resistance control system (300) mounted on the platform (110) includes a magnet (310) that moves in different positions so that an overlapping area between a magnetic field generated from the magnet (310) and end of the two rollers (250) varies due to the magnet (310) being moved to the different positions. The magnetic field of the magnet (310) induces an eddy current in the two rollers (250) and generates a resistive force against rotation of the two wheels (150,160)..
Viro Robotics Company Limited

new patent

Grid mesh anchor

The present invention concerns an anchor assembly for providing a secure point of attachment at a grid mesh platform. The anchor assembly comprises a housing in the form of an elongated case with a central hollow channel, generally rectangular in shape with a flat base and roof.
Gridmesh Anchor Pty Ltd

new patent

Portable, light-weight oxygen-generating breathing apparatus

A portable oxygen-generating breathing apparatus comprising a user interface configured to receive an exhalation air stream from and supply a breathable inhalation air stream to a user, a reaction chamber configured to house a reaction composition that reacts with the exhalation air stream in order to convert the exhalation air stream into the breathable inhalation air stream, an inflatable member configured to receive the breathable inhalation air stream from the reaction chamber, and an interface junction disposed between the user interface and the reaction chamber in a flow direction of the exhalation air stream and between the inflatable member and the user interface in a flow direction of the breathable inhalation air stream, the interface junction having an exhale valve to allow the flow of the exhalation air stream and an inhale valve to allow the flow of the breathable inhalation air stream one-directionally.. .
Soteria Technologies

new patent

Determination of positions of objects, such as brachytherapy seeds

The invention relates to a device for determining positions of objects (1i) positioned in a measurement area, wherein the objects (1i) are capable of at least temporarily generating a magnetic field. The device comprises magnetometers (3i) arranged at a plurality of locations in a vicinity of the measurement area for locally measuring the magnetic field generated by the objects (1i), and an evaluation unit (5) coupled to the magnetometers (3i), the evaluation unit (5) being configured to determine the positions of the objects (1i) on the basis of the magnetic field measurements by the magnetometers (3i).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

new patent

Systems and methods for aesthetic treatment

Provided herein is a multifunctional aesthetic system including a housing, an electromagnetic array situated in the housing and having a plurality of electromagnetic radiation (emr) sources, each emr source configured to generate an emr beam having a wavelength different than that of an emr beam generated by another of the emr sources, a controller in electronic communication with the array to operate two or more of the emr sources to direct the emr beam to a treatment area, and a sensor in electronic communication with the controller for providing feedback to the controller based on defined parameters to allow the controller to adjust at least one operating condition of the multifunctional system in response to the feedback.. .
Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, Inc.

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System and optogenetic therapy

Configurations are described for utilizing light-activated proteins within cell membranes and subcellular regions to assist with medical treatment paradigms, such as hypertension treatment via anatomically specific and temporally precise modulation of renal plexus activity. The invention provides for proteins, nucleic acids, vectors and methods for genetically targeted expression of light-sensitive proteins to specific cells or defined cell populations.
Circuit Therapeutics, Inc.

new patent

Two-part pulsed electromagnetic field applicator for application of therapeutic energy

Pulsed electromagnetic field (pemf) apparatuses and methods of making and using them. In particular, described herein are two-part pemf apparatuses that include a self-contained, lightweight, small, compact (e.g., in some variations, wearable) generator unit that is adapted to releasably and replaceably mate with an applicator unit.
Endonovo Therapeutics, Inc.

new patent

Device and generating electrical stimulation

A handheld defibrillation device is disclosed, operated by a single battery cell, and configured to deliver a defibrillation pulse to a subject via defibrillation pads. The defibrillator comprises an energy storage unit comprising a plurality of capacitive elements, a plurality of charger units, each charger unit being electrically connected to the battery cell for electrically charging a respective one of the capacitive elements, and a pulse delivery unit configured and arranged to discharge the electrical charges of the capacitive elements through the defibrillation pads.

new patent

Systems and methods for implantable automatic mri mode enabling

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an active implantable medical device (aimd). The aimd includes a processor, a first magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a handheld magnet, and at least one second magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanner.
Pacesetter, Inc.

new patent

System and providing fluid real-time visualization of region of tissue activation

A system for a tissue stimulator coupled to an array of electrodes. The system comprises a user-controlled input device configured for generating control signals, and at least one processor configured for generating a plurality of stimulation parameter sets in response to the control signals that, when applied to the electrodes, will shift electrical current between electrodes to modify a region of tissue activation.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

new patent

Bi-ventricular implantable medical device

A biventricular (biv) implantable cardiac stimulator contains a stimulation control unit, one or more stimulation units, an impedance measurement unit and an impedance evaluation unit. The stimulation control unit is operatively connected to one or more stimulation units to control delivery of stimulation pulses by the one or more stimulation units.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

new patent

Systems and methods for programming neuromodulation therapy

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for programming a neuromodulation therapy to treat neurological or cardiovascular diseases. A system includes an ambulatory medical device (amd) and at least one computer-readable storage medium including instructions executable on an external system.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

new patent

Apparatus for management of a parkinson's disease patient's gait

A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as parkinson's disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation.
National University Of Ireland, Galway

new patent

Neural sensing retina application and device thereof

The present invention provides a neural sensing method, including the steps of: configuring an array of sensing units on a retina of a user; generating a control signal by a control signal generator and generating a plurality of sensing signals by the sensing units of the array of the sensing units; isolating each of the sensing signals by the control signal, thereby suppressing the mutual interference by the control signal; and generating and outputting a processing signal to at least one neuron via a signal processing module with reference to the control signal and the sensing signals. Herein, the sensing signal strength is higher than a threshold of the at least one neuron, and the control signal strength is lower than the threshold of the at least one neuron.

new patent

Systems and methods for stimulating cellular function in tissue

The invention generally relates to systems and methods for stimulating cellular function in biological tissue. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a method for stimulating cellular function within tissue that involves providing a first type of energy to a region of tissue, in which the first type is provided in an amount that inhibits cellular function within the region of tissue, and providing a second type of energy to the region of tissue, in which the second type is provided in an amount that facilitates cellular function within the region of tissue, wherein the combined effect stimulates cellular function within the tissue..
Highland Instruments, Inc.

new patent

Electroporation catheter

A catheter includes first and second handles, first and second tubular members, and first and second electrodes. The first tubular member defines a channel therethrough and is coupled to and distally extends from the first handle.
Covidien Lp

new patent

Pulsed passive charge recovery circuitry for an implantable medical device

The problem of a potentially high amount of supra-threshold charge passing through the patient's tissue at the end of an implantable pulse generator (ipg) program is addressed by circuitry that periodically dissipates only small amount of the charge stored on capacitances (e.g., dc-blocking capacitors) during a pulsed post-program recovery period. This occurs by periodically activating control signals to turn on passive recovery switches to form a series of discharge pulses each dissipating a sub-threshold amount of charge.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

new patent

Systems and methods for programming neuromodulation waveform

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for programming neuromodulation therapy to treat neurological or cardiovascular diseases. A system includes an input circuit that receives a modulation magnitude representing a level of stimulation intensity, a memory that stores a plurality of gain functions associated with a plurality of modulation parameters, and a electrostimulator that may generate and deliver an electrostimulation therapy.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

new patent

Balloon catheter

A balloon catheter comprises a balloon, an outer tube connected to a proximal end of the balloon, an inner tube disposed inside the outer tube and having a distal end attached to a distal end of the balloon, a protruded-depressed portion formed on an outer periphery of the inner tube, and a core wire disposed between the outer tube and the inner tube. The core wire has a bulged portion sandwiched between the outer tube and a depressed portion of the protruded-depressed portion.
Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

new patent

Breathable gas supply apparatus

A cpap device for delivering pressurized, humidified breathable gas for a patient includes a flow generator configured to pressurize a flow of breathable gas. The flow generator includes an air outlet and a removable water container configured to humidify the pressurized breathable gas received from the flow generator.
Resmed Limited

new patent

Chemical liquid injector, controlling chemical liquid injector, and computer program

A chemical-liquid injector includes a piston-driving mechanism (130) that moves a piston member of a syringe containing a contrast medium, which includes an actuator and a ram member which is moved back and forth by the actuator, a control circuit (150) which is electrically connected to the actuator, and an operating knob unit (170) which includes an operating knob that is to be operated by an operator, and a rotation sensor that outputs an electric signal corresponding to a rotation of the operating knob. The control circuit is configured to generate a predetermined control signal accordingly, on the basis of a signal from the rotation sensor, and the piston-driving mechanism is operated according to the control signal..
Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.

new patent

Cartridge and performing adsorption dialysis

A cartridge to be used for adsorption dialysis. A container having flexible walls are arranged to provide an inner space enclosing adsorption powder, comprising activated carbon, a phosphate adsorbent and a potassium ion adsorbent and other adsorbents.
Triomed Ab

new patent

Graft material for nerve regeneration, producing graft material for nerve regeneration, and kit for producing graft material for nerve regeneration

1) a graft material for nerve regeneration characterizing by comprising collagen-based materials containing collagen having an orientation. 2) a method for producing a graft material for nerve regeneration comprising a step of immersing the collagen-based materials containing collagen having an orientation in a solution containing a collagen-binding site-containing growth factor comprising a receptor agonist peptide and a collagen-binding peptide and binding the collagen-binding site-containing growth factor to the collagen.
Nippi, Incorporated

new patent

Hyaluronic acid derivative and neural stem cells for sci and pnt regeneration

B) contacting isolated neuronal stem cells with the hyaluronic acid derivative obtained from step a) and culturing and expanding the absorbed cells in the presence of growth or neurotrophic factors selected from βfgf (basic fibroblast growth factor), cntf (ciliary neurotrophic factor), bdnf (brain derived neurotrophic factor) and gdnf (glial derived neurotrophic factor) or mixtures thereof.. .

new patent

Devices, treating medical devices having passageways with ozone gas

The present disclosure is generally related to devices, methods and systems for cleaning, disinfecting and/or sterilizing a medical device, medical hoses and tubes and accessories thereof with ozone gas, in particular the disclosure relates to devices, methods and systems with multiple receptacles for providing closed-loop fluid pathways to distribute ozone gas to inner passageways and the outer compartments of medical devices. The devices in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure have two or more receptacles for distributing ozone gas, a gas-tight compartment, an ozone operating system, and one or more connector units configured to fluidly migrate ozone in closed-loop treatment systems..
Soclean, Inc.

new patent

Compositions and methods for tissue regeneration

The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for tissue regeneration.. .
Duke University

new patent

Targeted nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery of gene therapeutics

A targeted nanocarriers also termed nanomedicines and methods of preferentially, or actively, targeting and delivering a tool for gene transfer or genome editing (i.e., a plasmid or a restriction enzyme such as a zinc finger nuclease, a crispr/cas system, or a talen) or a tool for gene silencing or post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression (i.e., a microrna, a sirna, a mrna, an antisense oligonucleotide, or a sense oligonucleotide) to a range of mammalian cell species. Cell specific targeting is achieved by using nanocarriers featuring suitable targeting anchors having a targeting moiety that can be a carbohydrate, an antibody or an antibody fragment, a non-antibody protein derivative, an aptamer, a lipoprotein or a fragment thereof, a peptidoglycan, a lipopolysaccharide or a fragment thereof, or a cpg dna.
Rodos Biotarget Gmbh

new patent

Cured oil-hydrogel biomaterial compositions for controlled drug delivery

The present invention is generally directed to materials, gels, coatings and films prepared using a biomaterial (e.g., a fatty acid-based material comprising a network of cross-linked fatty acids) and a fixating material, layer or film (e.g., a fixating material comprising na-cmc). The materials, gels, coatings and films disclosed herein can be used to facilitate the delivery of one or more therapeutic agents to a targeted tissue and a desired rate of release..
Atrium Medical Corporation

new patent

Interferon-ß production modulating listeria strains and methods for using same

Mutant listeria bacteria that modulate interferon-β production are provided. The subject bacteria are characterized by having a mutation in a gene chosen from a tetr gene, a ladr gene, a virr gene, a marr gene a mdrl gene, a mdrt gene and a mdrm gene.
The Regents Of The University Of California

new patent

Laser-assisted intradermal administration of active substances

A vaccine preparation comprising an antigen for use in the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of a subject by intradermal administration through laser-generated micropores, wherein the antigen is linked to a binder of a dermal migratory antigen-presenting cell (apc); and a pharmaceutical preparation comprising an active substance for use in the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of a subject by intradermal administration through laser-generated micropores, for regional delivery to a target location. The invention further relates to the laser-assisted intradermal administration of antigens accompanied by repeated chemotherapy..
Pantec Biosolutions Ag

new patent

Gene editing methods and compositions for eliminating risk of jc virus activation and pml (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) during immunosuppressive therapy

A method of eliminating the risk of jcv activation in a subject undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, by administering an effective amount of a gene editing composition directed toward at least one target sequence in the jcv genome, cleaving the target sequence in the jcv genome, disrupting the jcv genome, eliminating the jcv infection, eliminating the risk of jcv activation, and treating the subject with an immunosuppressive therapy. A pharmaceutical composition including at least one isolated nucleic acid sequence encoding a crispr-associated endonuclease and at least one grna having a spacer sequence complementary to a target sequence in a jcv dna, the isolated nucleic acid sequences being included in at least one expression vector.
Temple University Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

new patent

Directed stem cell recruitment

The invention is directed to methods of inducing cell recruitment and tissue regeneration at a target site in a subject. It is also based, in part, on the discovery that a subject's own biologic resources and environmental conditions can be used for in situ tissue regeneration and thereby reduce or eliminate the need for donor cell procurement and ex vivo manipulation of such donor cells.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

new patent

A treating a wound, comprising the step of administering a composition including a substance p

The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention reduces a wound size, generates new blood vessels, shows dermal and epidermal regeneration effects, matures granulation tissues, and synthesizes collagen, and thus may be used for wound healing.. .

new patent

Oncolytic adenovirus encoding a b7 protein

The present disclosure provides a replication competent oncolytic adenovirus with selectivity for cancer cells, wherein the adenovirus comprises a transgene under the control of a promoter endogenous to the virus, wherein the transgene comprises a dna sequence encoding a b7 protein or an active fragment thereof, compositions comprising same, methods of generating the viruses, and use of the viruses and compositions in treatment, particularly in the treatment of cancer.. .
Psioxus Therapeutics Limited

new patent

Process for preparing an animal brain extract

The present invention refers to a process for preparing an animal brain extract. It also refers to the brain extract obtainable according to said process and to the use thereof as a medicine, in particular for the prevention and/or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.
Bioiberica, S.a.

new patent

Epidermal neural crest stem cells as a source of schwann cells

The application describes compositions, kits, and methods for generating schwann cells from epidermal neural crest stem cells (epi-ncsc). Such epi-ncsc can be obtained from the bulge of hair follicles..

new patent

Genetically-modified cells comprising a modified human t cell receptor alpha constant region gene

Disclosed herein is a genetically-modified cell comprising in its genome a modified human t cell receptor alpha constant region gene, wherein the cell has reduced cell-surface expression of the endogenous t cell receptor. The present disclosure further relates to methods for producing such a genetically-modified cell, and to methods of using such a cell for treating a disease in a subject..
Precision Biosciences, Inc.

new patent

Enhancing the effect of car-engineered t cells by means of nucleic acid vaccination

The present invention generally embraces the treatment of diseases by targeting cells expressing an antigen on the cell surface. In particular the invention relates to a method for stimulating, priming and/or expanding in vivo t cells genetically modified to express a chimeric antigen receptor (car) targeted to an antigen, comprising contacting the t cells with the antigen or a variant thereof in vivo.
Tron - Translationale Onkologie An Der UniversitÄtsmedizin Der Johannes Gutenberg

new patent

Retinol-binding protein 3 (rbp3) as a protective factor in non-diabetic retinal degeneration

Methods for increasing retinal thickness in a non-diabetic mammal, comprising administering to the mammal one or both of: (i) a composition comprising rbp3 polypeptide, and/or (ii) a composition comprising a nucleic acid encoding an rbp3 polypeptide.. .
Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc.

new patent

Metal delivery agents and therapeutic uses of the same

The present invention relates to metal complexes, processes for their preparation and their use as pharmaceutical or veterinary agents, in particular for the treatment of conditions in which metal delivery can prevent, alleviate or ameliorate the condition. There are a number of clinical conditions which are caused by or associated with abnormal levels of metals (typically low metal levels).
The University Of Melbourne

new patent

Deuterated dehydrophenylahistin compounds and preparation method thereof and use thereof in preparation of anti-tumor drugs

Provided are a deuterium-substituted dehydrophenylahistin-like compound, preparation method thereof and use in a preparation of antitumor drugs. The deuterium-substituted dehydrophenylahistin-like compound has a structure of general formula (i), and a synthesis method thereof comprises: firstly conducting a condensation reaction of diacetyldiketopiperazine and an aldehyde intermediate a or a deuterated aldehyde compound b to form a heterocyclic compound c or a deuterium-containing heterocyclic compound d, which is then subjected to a condensation reaction with benzaldehyde and a deuterium-substituted benzaldehyde-like compound to form the deuterium-substituted dehydrophenylahistin-like compound.
Marine Biomedical Research Institute Of Qingdao Co., Ltd.

new patent

New pharmaceutical use and pharmaceutical composition of pyrroloquinoline quinine, its derivatives and/or its salts

The present invention relates to the use of pyrroloquinoline quinine (pqq), its derivatives and/or salts for the preparation of drugs for the treatment and/or prevention of endometriosis including adenomyosis, chocolate cyst of ovary, deeply infiltrating endometriosis and other type of endometriosis. In addition, the present invention relates to the use of pqq in combination with one or more the following antioxidants: n-acetyl-l-cysteine (nac), resveratrol, epigallocatechin gallate, vitamin e or vitamin c for the preparation of drugs for inhibiting the proliferation, oxidative stress status, invasion and migration of endometrial stromal cell.
Nanjing Shupeng Lifescience Co.,ltd

new patent

Metabolically programmed metal chelators and uses thereof

The present invention provides compounds of formula (i), which are “metabolically programmed” metal chelators, e.g., lipophilic, absorbable (e.g., orally absorbable), and effective metal chelators that are converted in vivo to their hydrophilic, nontoxic metabolites. The present invention also provides compounds of formula (ii), which are also “metabolically programmed” metal chelators.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated

new patent

Films and drug delivery systems made therefrom

The invention relates to the film products and methods of their preparation that demonstrate a non-self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film.
Monosol Rx, Llc

new patent

Extended release pharmaceutical compositions of levetiracetam

This invention relates to novel extended release pharmaceutical compositions of levetiracetam and preparations and characterizations thereof. This invention further relates to using these extended release pharmaceutical compositions of levetiracetam for the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with central nervous system (cns) disorders in a subject in need or at risk thereof..
Agenebio, Inc.

new patent

Nicotinamide compositions and the therapeutic use thereof

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the prophylaxis or treatment of deficiencies in essential amino acid absorption and metabolism and/or of a pathology or symptom associated there with. In particular the invention concerns the treatment and/or prevention of adhd, add and autism spectrum disorders.
Apet Holding B.v.

new patent

Two-layer separation-type eye drop containing squalane

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a technique for formulating a two-layer separation-type ophthalmic solution in which, during storage, an aqueous layer and an oil-containing layer containing squalane are separated from each other, wherein it is possible to homogeneously disperse the oil-containing layer in the aqueous layer while suppressing foaming by shaking the ophthalmic solution before administration, and the homogeneous dispersed state is maintained in a stable manner at least until administration. A two-layer separation-type ophthalmic solution containing squalane and water, wherein hyaluronic acid and/or a salt thereof and polyvinyl alcohol are contained in the ophthalmic solution and the polyvinyl alcohol content is set to 0.025 to 0.1 w/v %, whereby it is possible to homogeneously disperse the oil-containing layer in the aqueous layer while suppressing foaming by shaking the ophthalmic solution before administration, and to maintain the homogeneous dispersed state in a stable manner at least until administration..
Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

new patent

Pharmaceutical composition

The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, comprising a hydrophobic active ingredient; a surfactant having hydrophobic end and hydrophilic end; an acidic component; and an effervescent ingredient. The acidic component reacts with the effervescent ingredient in water to generate carbon dioxide.
National Tsing Hua University

new patent

Custom designed microbubble contrast agents and techniques of ultrasound delivery optimized for nucleic acid delivery to alter gene expression

The invention pertains to a lipid-based microbubble stably binding a plurality of nucleic acids, and a method of delivering the microbubble and nucleic acids to a specific target site using ultrasound. The delivered nucleic acids create transgenic cells (i.e., for example, a transgenic tumor cell), wherein the transgenic cell expresses the proteins encoded by the delivered nucleic acids.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

new patent

Viscosity building composition for personal care products

A viscosity building composition is described. The viscosity building composition comprises a fatty alcohol in combination with one or more polyglyceryl esters.
Arch Personal Care Products, Lp

new patent

Method of providing oral care benefits

Provided are methods of providing at least one oral care benefit by introducing a tablet into the oral cavity to generate a fluid and forcing at least a portion of fluid generated around the oral cavity, for example, by swishing, rinsing, washing, etc., to provide an oral care benefit.. .
Fertin Pharma A/s

new patent

Wearable vibratory stimulation device and operational method thereof

The present disclosure provides a wearable vibratory stimulation device and an operational method thereof, the wearable vibratory stimulation device including: a data storing unit configured to store a protocol of vibratory stimulation; a vibrating unit configured to generate vibratory stimulation having a predetermined amplitude and frequency based on the protocol; a measuring unit configured to measure the amplitude and frequency of vibratory stimulation generated from the vibrating unit; and a control unit configured to control the vibrating unit and the measuring unit, wherein the control unit controls the vibrating unit by a comparison between vibratory stimulation based on the protocol and vibratory stimulation generated from the vibrating unit.. .
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

new patent

Health-care device

A health-care device for supporting a human body rested on a carrier includes an air-permeable member, a moving unit, an air regulating unit and a control unit. The air-permeable member is connected with the carrier and under the human body.

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Scoliosis activity suit

A scoliosis activity suit includes a body-wrapping portion and a correction portion. The correction portion has a front segment, a rear segment, a shoulder-pulling segment, a chest-pressing segment, a pelvis-lifting segment, and a upper trapezius pressing segment.

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Ankle brace

An exemplary ankle brace includes an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve, a medial guide, a lateral guide, a top guide, and a bottom guide. The brace also includes a medial strap and a lateral strap positioned around the user's ankle between the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve.

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Instrument configured to generate an impact and retracting load on an inserter

An instrument and inserter kit for providing a load to insert or retract an implant 2000 is provided. The instrument includes a cover having an engagement end opposite a distal end.
Alphatec Spine, Inc.

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Spinal cord devices and methods for promoting axonal regeneration

A spinal cord device comprises a body formed of a biocompatible, biodegradable matrix and includes a proximal cranial surface and a distal caudal surface for connection to two ends of an injured spinal cord after removal of an injured section. The body has two sets of through channels a, b, c, d, e and f with openings in the cranial surface and the caudal surface for connection of descending motor pathways from cranial white to caudal gray matter and ascending sensory pathways from caudal white to cranial gray matter of the two spinal cord ends.
Bioarctic Neuroscience Ab

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Apparatus for use in spinal interbody fusion

An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement. The expansion members are formed to each have a generally u-shaped rearward facing opening.
Spine Wave, Inc.

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Anatomically shaped augments

Augments for implantation of an orthopedic implant device in a bone. A distal end of an outer portion of the augment can have a shape that is configured to generally conform to the shape of a metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction of an intramedullary canal of the bone.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

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Back-flushing plate of a multifunctional oral care tool

A back-flushing plate (4) of a multifunctional oral care tool is provided at a back end of brush heads (1) and has an end portion lower than an end portion of the brush heads (1). A pair of brush heads (1) is driven to rotate by a pair of transmission rods (5), such that the brush heads produce a powerful suction flow.

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Customized dental implant and associated tooling

Method of customizing and manufacturing tooling for preparing an osteotomy for receiving a dental implant, in particular drills and/or osteotomes. The method comprises the steps of: —receiving scan data modeling a planned position of the osteotomy and surrounding jaw bone area; —generating on the basis of the scan data a virtual implant model of the dental implant; —generating a virtual tooling model of the tooling on basis of the virtual implant model; —computer aided manufacturing of the tooling on the basis of the virtual tooling model..
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Methods and devices for stimulating cell proliferation

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices and methods for stimulating cell proliferation. In one implementation, a method for increasing cell proliferation is provided.
Advanced Orthodontics And Education Association, Llc

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Customized orthodontic appliance and method

An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base.
Rmo, Inc.

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Dental isolator for protecting the tongue and cheek during dental treatment

An isolating retractor instrument to protect the tongue and cheek during dental treatment either in the dental clinic or in operating under general anesthesia. This instrument helps to protect the tongue and cheeks and provides a dry, clean and light-reflecting environment.

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Vitreous visualization system and method

The present disclosure provides a vitreous visualization system including a vitreous illuminator including a vitreous visualization light source and a vitreous visualization tool that transmits lights from the vitreous visualization light source into an eye having vitreous, a pupil, and a vitreous-pupil axis. The vitreous visualization system further includes a general illuminator, which may include a general light source and a general illumination tool that transmits light from the general light source into the eye.
Novartis Ag

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Robotic surgical system with patient support

A robotic surgery system for supporting a patient and a robotic surgical manipulator. The robotic surgery system includes a base, a pillar coupled to the base at a first end and extending vertically upwardly to an opposing second end, and an attachment structure coupled to the second end of the pillar.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

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Method, apparatus, and system for utilizing augmented reality to improve surgery

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium are provided for utilizing augmented reality visualization to assist surgery. An example method includes generating a three dimensional reconstruction of an image stack representing a target area of a patient, and superimposing, by a head-mounted display, a projection of the three dimensional reconstruction onto a field of view of a user.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

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Optical system

The present application relates to an optical system (1) comprising a plurality of optical components, a pulse generating arrangement (3) configured to generate a treatment pulse along a treatment pulse optical path through said optical components, said pulse generating arrangement also being configured to generate a probe pulse along a probe pulse optical path extending through said optical components, a sensor (8) configured to generate information indicative of an optical characteristic of said probe pulse that has passed along said probe pulse optical path through said optical components, and a controller (5) configured to control said pulse generating apparatus (3) to selectively emit said treatment pulse along said treatment pulse optical path (2), in dependence on the information generated by the sensor (8).. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

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Apparatus and methods for tissue reduction

Apparatus and methods for tissue reduction are described where one embodiment of the tissue resection device may generally comprise an external clamping mechanism having at least two distally extending members shaped with an atraumatic distal end and defining a confined region between the distally extending members sized to receive a tissue region therebetween. Additionally, an elongate coring needle defining a lumen and having a proximal end attached to a handle and a distal end which defines a cutting mechanism may also be included, wherein the coring needle is translatable adjacent and/or relative to the external or internal clamping mechanism defined by the confined region..

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Devices, apparatuses, kits, and methods for alignment guide and fusion disk

Embodiments are disclosed that relate generally to orthopedic treatments, and more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to devices, apparatuses, kits, and methods for an orthopedic device comprising one or more alignment guides and/or fusion disks (e.g., for fusing together multiple bones at a fracture, injury, or surgery site).. .
Arthrosurface, Inc.

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Targeting locations in the body by generating echogenic disturbances

Surgical apparatus includes a transducer (50) configured to be inserted into a cavity (28) inside a bone (22) within a body of a living subject and to engage an inner wall of the cavity at a selected location within the cavity. A drive circuit (38) is coupled to apply a drive signal to the transducer so as to cause an echogenic movement of the bone at the selected location..
The Medical Research, Infrastructure And Health Services Fund Of The Tel Aviv Medical Center

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Systems and methods for intramedullary nail implantation

Intramedullary nails, systems, and methods. The intramedullary nail may include a generally elongate body extending from a first, distal end to a second, proximal end.
Globus Medical, Inc.

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Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and image processing method

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that extracts a feature to be satisfied as a measurement cross section, classifies the extracted feature according to the degree of importance, and displays and selects an adequate cross-sectional image for each measurement item is provided. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an image processing unit 1005 for processing an rf signal from the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus to generate a cross-sectional image, and a adequacy determination unit 1007 for determining whether the cross-sectional image is adequate, or not, as a measurement image used for measuring a subject included the cross-sectional image acquired by the image processing unit 1005, and has a configuration in which a result determined by the adequacy determination unit 1007 is displayed on a monitor 1006, and presented to an operator..
Hitachi, Ltd.

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Ultrasound diagnostic controlling ultrasound diagnostic apparatus

An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe; an imaging unit that transmits and receives an ultrasound beam to and from a subject using the ultrasound probe and converts a received signal output from the ultrasound probe into an image to generate an ultrasound image of the subject, according to set imaging conditions; a probe state determination unit that determines whether the ultrasound probe is in an aerial emission state or a contact state with the subject; and an apparatus control unit that changes the imaging conditions in a case in which the probe state determination unit determines that the ultrasound probe has been changed from the contact state with the subject to the aerial emission state and controls the imaging unit such that the ultrasound image is generated using the changed imaging conditions.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

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Ultrasound signal processing device, ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, and ultrasound signal processing method

An ultrasound signal processing device performs a transmission event, receives reflected ultrasonic waves, generates a received signal sequence, and synthesizes sub-frame acoustic line signals to obtain an acoustic line signal. The device includes: a transmitter that selects a transmitting/receiving oscillator array and directs the transmitting/receiving oscillator array to transmit an ultrasound beam to a target region; a receiver that generates a received signal sequence; a phasing adder that generates a line-region acoustic line signal; an acoustic line signal developer that allocates the line-region acoustic line signal as the acoustic line signal to generate the sub-frame acoustic line signal; and a weighting synthesizer that weights sub-frame acoustic line signals and synthesizes the sub-frame acoustic line signals into a frame acoustic line signal, where, in one of a first weighting profile and a second weighting profile, a first weight sequence has a larger turbulence than a second weight sequence..
Konica Minolta, Inc.

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Method and system for enhanced detection and visualization of a surgical needle in ultrasound data by performing shear wave elasticity imaging

An ultrasound system provides enhanced detection and visualization of a surgical needle in ultrasound data by performing shear wave elasticity imaging. A shear wave is induced in biological tissue having a surgical needle inserted therein.
General Electric Company

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Transducer adapters for allowing multiple modes of ultrasound imaging using a single ultrasound transducer

The present embodiments relate generally to ultrasound imaging systems. The ultrasound imaging systems may include an ultrasound imaging transducer operable to acquire ultrasound image data and a transducer adapter configured to detachably couple to the ultrasound imaging transducer.
Clarius Mobile Health Corp.

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Medical image processing apparatus, medical image processing method, computer-readable medical-image processing program, moving-object tracking apparatus, and radiation therapy system

A medical image processing apparatus comprising: a first input interface configured to acquire a three-dimensional volume image of an object which is provided with at least one marker, the three-dimensional volume image being generated by imaging the object using a medical examination apparatus; a second input interface configured to acquire geometry information of an imaging apparatus which is used for imaging the object to generate a fluoroscopic image of the object; and a specific-setting-information generator configured to generate specific setting information based on the three-dimensional volume image and the geometry information, the specific setting information being used for setting of imaging for generating an image depicting the at least one marker or setting of image processing of the image depicting the at least one marker.. .
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

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Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and detecting biological data of target patient from attachable sensor attached to target patient

A apparatus for detecting a biological data of a target patient from an attachable sensor attached to the target patient includes a circuit and a storage that stores therein a first correspondence relationship between a state of a battery included in the sensor and a measurement error of the sensor. The circuit obtains the biological data and battery data indicating the state of the battery, the obtained biological data and the obtained battery data being collected by the sensor, and generates corrected biological data by correcting the biological data according to the battery data, wherein the generating of the corrected biological data includes generating correction data that depends on the battery data by referring to the storage that stores the first correspondence relationship, and generating the corrected biological data by correcting the biological data using the correction data..
Olympus Corporation

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System and performing a field sobriety test on a user

A system and computer implemented method for performing a field sobriety test on a user comprising a memory unit to store a base line sobriety score, and a set of program modules. The set of program modules comprises a display module, an input module and a sobriety test module.

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Heterogeneous analyte sensor apparatus and methods

Implantable sensor and associated receiver apparatus, and methods of manufacturing, implantation, and use. In one embodiment, the sensor apparatus is a heterogeneous glucose sensor, including hydrogen peroxide-based detector elements and oxygen-based detector elements.
Glysens Incorporated

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Regional oximetry sleeve for mobile device

A system includes a mobile computing device, a sleeve, a contact surface, a sensor module, and a telemetry module. The mobile computing device has a first processor within a housing.
Nonin Medical, Inc.

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Transcutaneous analyte sensor

The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host..
Dexcom, Inc.

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System for monitoring body chemistry

A system and method for monitoring body chemistry of a user, the system comprising: a housing supporting: a microsensor comprising a first and second working electrode, a reference electrode, and a counter electrode, and configured to access interstitial fluid of the user, and an electronics subsystem comprising a signal conditioning module that receives a signal stream, from the microsensor, wherein the electronics subsystem is configured to detect an impedance signal derived from two of the first working electrode, the second working electrode, the reference electrode, and the counter electrode; and a processing subsystem comprising: a first module configured to generate an analysis indicative of an analyte parameter of the user and derived from the signal stream and the impedance signal, and a second module configured to transmit information derived from the analysis to the user, thereby facilitating monitoring of body chemistry of the user.. .
Sano Intelligence, Inc.

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High fidelity systems, apparatus, and methods for collecting noise exposure data

Systems, apparatus, and methods for collecting, interpreting, and utilizing noise exposure data may include sensors to obtain an analog signal representative of impulse noise sound pressure and an analog signal representative of continuous noise sound pressure. At least one adc may generate digital signals by sampling the analog signals at rates equal to or greater than twice the reciprocal of a minimum impulse noise rise time.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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System and biometric identification using sleep physiology

The claimed invention comprises software methods for user continuity and physiological state change assessments through generating biometric profiles of individuals and/or groups of individuals by using physiological input together with biomathematical modeling and machine learning techniques. Intra-individual variation in physiological variables including, but not limited to: heart rate, heart rate variability, pulse waveform and its derivatives, blood pressure, breathing rate, cardiopulmonary coupling, actigraphy and circadian rhythms characteristics, are exploited..
Lifeq Global Limited

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Skin resistance measuring device

Provided herein is a skin resistance measuring device having a simple structure and capable of accurately measuring a skin resistance. An ac voltage generated by a high-frequency power source (21) is applied to a first electrode (11).
Mazda Motor Corporation

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System and generating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score (nas) using magnetic resonance elastography

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for non-invasively determining nafld activity scores (nas) in patients using mechanical properties determined through magnetic resonance elastography (mre) imaging. The non-invasively determined nas score is then used to diagnose nfald and nash patients..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

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G-loc warning method and system using g-loc warning algorithm

The present invention relates generally to a method for preventing gravity-induced loss of consciousness (g-loc), which arises from increased acceleration during flight, and more particularly, to a g-loc warning method and system using a g-loc warning algorithm, which detects, in advance, risk factors that cause a g-loc state by monitoring a change in the electromyogram (emg) signal in real time. According to the g-loc warning method and system using the g-loc warning algorithm of the present invention, because information about the emg signal is measured and collected in real time, changes in the emg signal of a pilot who is exposed to high levels of acceleration during a flight maneuver are measured and checked on the spot..
Republic Of Korea (r.o.k Air Force Chief Of Staff)

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Cardiac activation time detection

A method for characterizing an electrocardiogram, including receiving a first unipolar signal from a first location of a heart and a second unipolar signal from a second location of the heart. The method further includes generating a bipolar signal from the first and second unipolar signals, and analyzing the bipolar signal to delineate a time period during which the first and second locations generate a bipolar complex.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

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Electronic device, controlling electronic device, and recording medium

An information processing system includes first and second electrodes for measuring cardiac potential, a pulse wave sensor that is disposed closer to the first electrode than to the second electrode and that measures a pulse wave, a buffer that amplifies a signal acquired by the first electrode, an interconnect wire that electrically connects the first electrode to a terminal of the buffer, a shield that shields the first electrode and the interconnect wire, and a shield potential generator that includes a first buffer circuit and a second buffer circuit having a larger drive current than the first buffer circuit and that starts applying, to the shield, a first generation signal generated by the first buffer circuit based on the acquired signal before a predetermined time point when the pulse wave is measured and starts applying a second generation signal generated by the second buffer circuit at the predetermined time point.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Adverse physiological events detection

Systems, methods, and an event detection apparatus, for the detection of an imminent adverse physiological event, such as an epileptic seizure or cardiac event. Physiological state data can be generated based on at least one of pre-processed physiological state data, electrocardiogram (ecg) signals, and motion sensor signals.
Huami Inc.

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Photoacoustic wave detecting device and photoacoustic imaging device

The objective of the invention is to make it possible to provide a high-resolution photoacoustic imaging device at low cost. This photoacoustic wave detecting device includes: a beam splitter (111) which splits emitted light from a light source; an optical physical property shifting unit (120) which changes at least one physical property of the split lights in such a way that the split lights interfere with each other; a lens (140) into which each split lights enters parallel to the optical axis; and an acoustic detecting unit (150) which detects an acoustic wave generated in a region of an observation target at the focal point of the lens (140)..
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

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Short-wave infrared super-continuum lasers for early detection of dental caries

A wearable device includes a measurement device having light emitting diodes (leds) measuring a physiological parameter. The measurement device modulates the leds to generate an optical beam having a near-infrared wavelength between 700-2500 nanometers.
Omni Medsci, Inc.

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Method and device for detecting uv-induced skin damage by in vivo non-invasive detection

The current invention has provided a method for detecting, in a noninvasive in-vivo manner, uv-induced skin damage and a detection device thereof. After irradiated by ultraviolet light, the autofluorescence is generated at the wavelength ranging from 490 nm to 640 nm under the skin, following the excitement of laser having a wavelength ranging from 440 nm to 510 nm, wherein the changes of the autofluorescence intensity at the wavelength of 490-640 nm is positively correlated with the skin damages..
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and detecting biological data of target patient from attachable sensor attached to target patient

An apparatus for detecting a biological data of a target patient from an attachable sensor attached to the target patient includes a circuit. The circuit obtains a first piece of biological data of the target patient and second piece of biological data of the target patient that is a different type of biological data than the first piece of biological data.
Olympus Corporation

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Imaging apparatus

An ss-oct apparatus includes a clock generator configured as an interferometer including an optical path through which part of light emitted from a light source passes, the optical path being split into a first optical path and a second optical path having an optical path length difference relative to the first optical path, to generate a clock used by a converter sampling an analog signal; a tomographic image obtaining unit configured to obtain a tomographic image of a fundus by using a digital signal converted from the analog signal sampled by the converter using the generated clock; and a scan unit configured to scan illumination light across the fundus at a scan angle of 47 degrees or more in air. The tomographic image obtaining unit is configured to obtain a tomographic image of the fundus at a distance of 4.0 mm more within an eyeball in a depth range..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Systems and methods using a vitreous visualization tool

The present disclosure provides a vitreous visualization system including a general light source, a general conduit that transmits light from the general light source through a conduit portion of a general illumination optical fiber, and a combined vitreous visualization and general illumination tool that receives light from the general conduit. The combined vitreous visualization tool includes a vitreous visualization light source, a controller for the vitreous visualization light source, a vitreous visualization optical fiber, a tool portion of the general illumination optical fiber, and a probe tip through which at least parts of both the vitreous visualization optical fiber and the tool portion of the general illumination optical fiber pass..
Novartis Ag

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Implement washing apparatus and method

An implement washing apparatus is disclosed. A portable, rigid housing defines at least a first basin and a second basin.

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Blower

A blower includes an axial fan for generating airflow. The axial fan includes a center hub capable of rotating around a central axis and several blades extended outward from the center hub in a radial direction and arranged around the central axis.
Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.

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Food processing system presenting a guiding flow arrangement and process for use thereof

A food processing system presents a recipient configured for receiving food ingredients and a lid presenting upwards and downwards sides configured to engage with the perimeter of the recipient thereby at least partially closing the recipient, and a driving arrangement confined within a casing and adapted to drive a tool support arranged inside of the recipient, whereby the lid presents a single lid opening advantageously presenting a generally circular form and disposed, e.g., centrally relative to the lid, whereby the upwards side of the lid presents a first surface extending on a generally outer region of the lid and further presents a second surface extending around the opening and developing at a lower level in respect of the first surface, and whereby the lid further presents a flow guiding unit arranged next to the lid opening and adapted to provide a streamlined flow of a fluid poured into the second surface into the recipient when the lid is placed thereupon.. .
Flama, Fabrica De Loucas E Electrodomesticos, Sa

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Food preparation apparatus and method

Disclosed is a food preparation apparatus (100) comprising a food preparation compartment (101); a dielectric sensor (120) in said food preparation compartment, a data storage device (130) storing food seasoning data as a function of a dielectric constant of the food product, said food seasoning data relating to a plurality of condiments to be added to the food product; and a processor arrangement (110) coupled to said dielectric sensor. The processor arrangement is adapted to determine a dielectric property of a food product in the food preparation compartment from sensor data provided by said dielectric sensor; retrieve food seasoning data for the food product corresponding to the determined dielectric property from the data storage device; and, for each condiment of said plurality generate a seasoning instruction signal for adding an amount of said condiment of said plurality to the food product based on the retrieved food seasoning data until all condiments of said plurality have been added to the food product.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

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Cooling pillow

A cooling pillow generates a gust of cooled air when compressed. A solid, resilient, compressible foam block forms a core of the cooling pillow.

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Resilient unit and manufacture

A resilient unit is shown generally at 10, and comprises a structural portion (12) and a support portion (14). The structural portion is formed by rows of large pocketed metallic coil springs (16).
Harrison Spinks Components Limited

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Modular mattress foundation having generally ladder-shaped sections

A modular mattress foundation comprises multiple sections which may be secured together quickly and easily so that the mattress foundation may be easily broken down into pieces for storage or transportation. Each section has a ladder-like shape.
L&p Property Management Company

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Grill cleaner including wire loops

A grill cleaner generally includes a wire brush formed by a plurality of wire loops extending from a brush block. The wire loops may include a solid core wire or a wire cable/cord (e.g., a plurality of wound wire strands).
Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.

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Writing to apparel by flexing piezoelectric generator

A wearable article, a system, and methods include a structural material configured to enable the wearable article to the worn on a body, a piezoelectric generator, positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be flexed to output a voltage, a data translator, coupled to the piezoelectric generator, configured to output electronic data based on the voltage, and an electronic data storage, coupled to the data translator, configured to store the electronic data from the data translator.. .
Nike, Inc.

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Support stay

A support stay for an article of clothing includes an elongated body with first and second ends, first and second generally parallel outer edges and a longitudinal axis disposed midway between the outer edges, and tabs extending longitudinally from each of the first and second ends. A series of generally v-shaped notches defined by an angle no greater than 30° are formed along each of the first and second generally parallel outer edges and extend from one outer edge past the longitudinal axis towards the other outer edge.
Higgins Supply Company, Inc.

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Disabling control for an electronc smoking device

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling disabling of an electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device includes a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer.
Fontem Holdings 4 B.v.

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Electronic cigarette, atomizer and control method thereof

An electronic cigarette, an atomizer and control method thereof are provided. The atomizer includes a housing defining a gas passage and an accommodation space communicated with the gas passage, an atomizing unit arranged in the accommodation space and configured to generate aerosol passing through the gas passage for user, a detecting unit arranged in the gas passage and configured to detect a gas flow quantity in the gas passage and a control unit electrically connected to the detecting unit and configured to adjust an atomizing quantity of the atomizer according to the gas flow quantity detected by the detecting unit..
Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd

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Atomizer and electronic cigarette having same

An atomizer includes a housing and a liquid storage cup. The housing has a mouthpiece thereon.
Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.

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Aerosol generator, detachable atomizing device and electronic cigarette having same

The present invention discloses an aerosol generator, an electronic cigarette, and a detachable atomizing device. The aerosol generator includes a housing, a storage chamber, a heating device, and an aerosol discharging channel.
Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.

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Biological control in electronic smoking articles

A smoking article includes a housing having a mouthpiece and configured to receive a nicotine-containing aerosol generating substance. The smoking article also includes control electronics configured to control delivery of an amount of nicotine-containing aerosol from the nicotine-containing aerosol generating substrate through the mouthpiece.
Philip Morris Products S.a.

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An aerosol generating device and capsule

There is provided an aerosol generating device and a capsule adapted for use with the aerosol generating device. The aerosol generating device comprises a cavity positioned on one side of the aerosol generating device.
Jt International Sa

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Charger for an aerosol delivery device

A charger for an aerosol delivery device is provided. The aerosol delivery device includes a control body equipped with a power source, and a cartridge equipped with a heating element and containing an aerosol precursor composition.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

new patent

Pressure sensing for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided. The aerosol delivery device comprises a control component and a digital pressure sensor.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

new patent

Humidity sensing for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided. The aerosol delivery device comprises a control component and a humidity sensor.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for monitoring of blood lactate and targeting of blood lactate via nutritional support

Systems, techniques and methods for estimating the metabolic state or flux, e.g., the body energy state (“bes”) of a patient, are disclosed. The bes provides a deep insight into the nutritional needs of the patient, thus allowing for a sort of exquisite glycemic control with regard to the patient.
Run Them Sweet Llc

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Microalgal food compositions

Compositions of microalgae-derived food compositions, including flours and beverages, are disclosed from multiple genera, species, and strains of edible microalgae. Microalgae used in the invention are free of algal toxins and contain varying levels of primarily monounsaturated triglyceride oil.
Corbion Biotech, Inc.

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Method for producing a raw piece of reconstituted meat and a raw piece of reconstituted meat combined according to the method

The invention relates to a method for producing a raw piece of reconstituted meat and to a raw piece of reconstituted meat combined according to the method. Many known reconstituted meat products are rejected because they contain chemical additives such as aminases; they are expensive to produce, because the meat first is reconstituted and stabilized and is then preserved; and reconstituted meat combinations often have an inhomogeneous appearance and may tend to separate out their constituents.

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Hand-held smoke generation device

A hand-held smoke generation device includes a hand-held housing that has a receptacle for removably receiving a smoke generation pod. The receptacle has a first plurality of electrical contacts for mating with a second plurality of contacts on the smoke generation pod.

new patent

Smoke generation pod

A smoke generation pod for use in a smoke generation system includes an enclosure that has there within a material such as wood that is heated or ignited by an igniter or arc housed within the smoke generation pod. The smoke generation pod has an input vent for accepting air and an output vent for distributing smoke.

new patent

Kitchen appliance and method

A kitchen appliance (100) is disclosed comprising a compartment (110) for receiving flour, said compartment comprising a sensor (120) for producing a sensor reading indicative of a dielectric property of said flour or a product comprising said flour. The kitchen appliance further comprises a processing arrangement (130) communicatively coupled to the sensor for determining an initial moisture content of said flour or product from said sensor reading and adapted to generate a control signal indicative of an amount of water to be added to the compartment as a function of the determined moisture content.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

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Fertilizer and agrochemical formulation

A transparent, homogeneous liquid or liquiform fertilizer and agrochemical formulation is provided. The formulation includes an agrochemical and a fertilizer together with glycol ether..
Hyponex Japan Corp., Ltd.

new patent

Novel keeping artificially created tissues alive

A device to aid in the production and regeneration of tissues and organs, standing alone, or on or inside of the human body, with a method of fabrication of tissues and organs and use of the device.. .

new patent

Electric mousetrap with intelligent detection and safety protection functions

The invention relates to an electric mousetrap with intelligent detection and safety protection functions, which includes a cavity structure defined by an upper shell and a base and provided with a hole, wherein a power supply module, an intelligent control circuit board, an indication module and a high-voltage generator module are mounted on the upper shell; three mutually-independent electrode plates are arranged on the base and all electrically connected with the intelligent control circuit board, and the intelligent control circuit board receives signals transmitted from the electrode plates and controls the indication module and the high-voltage generator module to act correspondingly after processing the signals. The electric mousetrap can intelligently detect the activity condition of a mouse in the mousetrap and electrically shock the mouse, is safe in use and has a good power saving effect..

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Powered bait device and methods of use thereof

Provided herein are embodiments of a motion-generating apparatus capable of inducing tail deflection in a fish suitable for use as fishing bait when introduced therein. The device may be capable of being inserted into any number of fishing bait decoys either artificial or natural.
Magurobotics Llc

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Non-human animals having a humanized signal-regulatory protein gene

Genetically modified non-human animals and methods and compositions for making and using the same are provided, wherein the genetic modification comprises a humanization of an endogenous signal-regulatory protein gene, in particular a humanization of a sirpα gene. Genetically modified mice are described, including mice that express a human or humanized sirpα protein from an endogenous sirpα locus..
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Humanized t cell mediated immune responses in non-human animals

Disclosed herein are non-human animals (e.g., rodents, e.g., mice or rats) genetically engineered to express a humanized t cell co-receptor (e.g., humanized cd4 and/or cd8 (e.g., cd8α and/or cd8β)), a human or humanized t cell receptor (tcr) comprising a variable domain encoded by at least one human tcr variable region gene segment and/or a human or humanized major histocompatibility complex that binds the humanized t cell co-receptor (e.g., human or humanized mhc ii (e.g., mhc ii α and/or mhc ii β chains) and/or mhc i (e.g., mhc i α) respectively, and optionally human or humanized β 2 microglobulin). Also provided are embryos, tissues, and cells expressing the same.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

new patent

Nucleic acid construct with a p16 promoter that causes a prodrug converting enzyme to be expressed specifically in senescent cells

This disclosure provides non-human animal models for age-related disorders and age-sensitive traits, particularly those caused by senescence-inducing stimuli, wherein the models comprise transgenes selectively expressed by senescent cells. The disclosure further provides methods for identifying therapeutic agents effective for treating or preventing age-related disorders and age-sensitive traits using the animal models, therapeutic agents identified using such methods, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the identified therapeutic agents, and methods of treating or preventing age-related disorders and age-sensitive traits..
Buck Institute For Research On Aging

new patent

Cell culture systems for producing il-33 induced t9 cells and methods of using the cells

Cell culture systems for producing il-33 induced t9 cells and methods of using the il-33 induced t9 cells (t9il-33 cells) in a cell therapy for increasing anti-tumoral activity following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (hct) and/or treating graft-versus-host disease (gvhd) are disclosed herein. Further, methods of using the t9il-33 cells, alone or in combination with allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, are described herein for cancer treatment..
Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation

new patent

Body temperature modulating garment

A garment for facilitating the effective body temperature modulation, e.g., cooling, that incorporates both evaporative and radiant cooling phenomena is described. The present invention generally relates to a garment and method of use thereof for body temperature modulation of companion animals, specifically, a garment incorporates evaporative cooling, radiant cooling, or the combination thereof, which is configured to carry, e.g., ice in compartments that allow the melting ice to bathe the animal's skin directly in cool water, thereby facilitating evaporative and radiant cooling simultaneously, while adding only minimal weight to the animal's load.

new patent

Animal feeder with insertable feed restrictor

An improved animal feeder with an insertable feed restrictor. An example embodiment includes: a barrel into which animal feed may be deposited, the barrel including a first locking mechanism, the barrel being generally cylindrical; and a feed restrictor configured for removable insertion into the opening of the barrel, the feed restrictor being generally cylindrical with an open upper end and a round side surface, the feed restrictor including a second locking mechanism, the diameter of the feed restrictor being slightly less than the diameter of the barrel, the round side surface being configured to slide adjacent to an inner round surface of the barrel, the feed restrictor being configured to prevent feed extraction between the inner round surface of the barrel and the round side surface of the feed restrictor, the height of the feed restrictor being sufficient to prevent inversion of the feed restrictor while inserted in the barrel, the feed restrictor including a plurality of feed access holes arranged on a lower surface of the feed restrictor, the feed restrictor being configured to float on top of the animal feed deposited in the barrel, the feed restrictor being further configured to freely spin laterally and freely slide longitudinally in the barrel, the feed restrictor being further configured to lock into the barrel when the second locking mechanism is not properly configured relative to the first locking mechanism..

new patent

Compositions and their use for pest control and to induce plant hormone and gene regulation for improved plant production and defense

The subject invention provides compositions and methods of using the same for improving plants' defense by employing naturally-derived chemicals. In a specific embodiment, the composition is from parthenium argentatum gray, also known as the guayule plant.
Beem Biologics Inc.

new patent

Generation of haploid plants

The present invention relates to non-transgenic and transgenic plants, preferably crop plants, having biological activity of a haploid inducer and comprising a polynucleotide which comprises a nucleotide sequence encoding a centromer histone h3 (cenh3) protein, wherein the polynucleotide comprises at least one mutation causing an alteration of the amino acid sequence of the cenh3 protein, and to a part of the part. Further, the invention provides methods of generating the inducer plants, methods of generating haploid and double haploid plants using the inducer plants as well as methods of facilitating cytoplasm exchange..
Kws Saat Se

new patent

Base cutter blade

An improved base cutter blade suited for use in a sugar cane harvester. The preferred improved blade has a generally elongated flat body with opposing longitudinal edges.

Wound healing using topical systems and methods

The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for topical or transdermal delivery and treatment of wounds and/or promoting wound healing. In some cases, the composition may include nitric oxide and/or peptides such as thyrotropin-releasing hormone (trh) and/or gnrh (gonadotropin-releasing hormone).
Walters Gardens, Inc.

Astrazeneca Ab

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Tianjin Institute Of Pharmaceutical Research Co., Ltd.

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Technogym S.p.a

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Hoffmann-la Roche Inc.

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Igisu Co., Ltd.

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Cortistatin analogues, syntheses, and uses thereof

New cortistatin compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof are provided. These compounds can be used to treat a disorder mediated by cdk8 and/or cdk19 kinase or by the mediator complex generally.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Drug with antiviral activity (variants)

The invention relates to the field of organic chemistry and medicine, and more particularly to synthetic substances of the pyrimidine series, namely 2-chloro-5-phenyl-5h-pyrimido[5′,4′:5,6]pyrano[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-ol derivatives, having antiviral activity. Claimed are a drug with antiviral activity against hiv infection and hepatitis b virus, containing 2-chloro-5-phenyl-5h-pyrimido[5′,4′:5,6]pyrano[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-ol derivatives of the general formula shown, where: x is selected from the group: h, no2, hal, ome; r1 is selected from the group: cl, oh; and r2 is selected from the group: cl, sh, oh; and a drug with antiviral activity against hiv infection, containing a 2-chloro-5-phenyl-5h-pyrimido[5′,4′:5,6]pyrano[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-ol derivative of the general formula shown, where: x is selected from the group: h, no2, hal, ome; r1 is selected from the group: cl, oh; and r2 is selected from the group: cl, sh, oh in combination with a reverse transcriptase inhibitor selected from retrovir, or in combination with a protease inhibitor selected from lopinavir, in an effective amount.

Cyclic ether derivatives of pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxyamide

The invention relates to spirocyclic ether derivatives of pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxyamide of general formula (i) which are inhibitors of phosphodiesterase 2, useful in treating central nervous system diseases and other diseases. In addition, the invention relates to processes for preparing pharmaceutical compositions as well as processes for manufacture the compounds according to the invention..
Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

Methods and compositions for inhibition of bromodomain-containing proteins

The present invention relates to compounds that bind to and otherwise modulate the activity of bromodomain-containing proteins, to processes for preparing these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and to methods of using these compounds for treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders.. .
Convergene Llc

Bromodomain inhibitors

The present invention relates to substituted heterocyclic derivative compounds, compositions comprising said compounds, and the use of said compounds and compositions for epigenetic regulation by inhibition of bromodomain-mediated recognition of acetyl lysine regions of proteins, such as histones. Said compositions and methods are useful for the treatment of cancer and neoplastic disease..
Celgene Quanticel Research, Inc.

Biaryl kinase inhibitors

The present disclosure is generally directed to compounds which can inhibit aak1 (adaptor associated kinase 1), compositions comprising such compounds, and methods for inhibiting aak1.. .
Bristol-myers Squibb Company

Heterocylcic compounds as idh2 inhibitors

The present invention is directed to novel heterocyclic compounds, their derivatives, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates and hydrates thereof. The compounds and compositions of the present invention have idhs inhibitory activities and are useful for the treatment of isocitrate dehydrogenases mediated diseases and conditions.
Teligene Ltd.

Method for producing cyclic esters

The invention relates to a method for producing cyclic esters of general formula (i.a) or (i.b) in the presence of at least one high-boiling metal alkoxide catalyst. The invention further relates to the stereoisomers of 18-methyl-1-oxacyclooctadec-10-en-2-one and to the use thereof as an odorous substance and/or flavoring substance, to compositions that contain at least one of the stereoisomers of 18-methyl-1-oxacyclooctadec-10-en-2-one and additionally a carrier material, to fragrance compositions and/or to fragrant-substance materials that contain at least one of these compounds, and to a method for giving an odor or flavor to or changing an odor or flavor of compositions by adding at least one of the mentioned compounds to said compositions..
Basf Se

Novel kcnq potassium channel agonist, and preparation method therefor and use thereof

The present invention provides a compound represented by general formula i or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof, the preparation method therefor and the use thereof in preparing a medicine for treating a neurological disease, such as epilepsy, convulsion, neuropathic pain, acute ischemic stroke, and a neurodegenerative disease. The compound according to present invention has a better absorption in brain tissue when compared with rtg.
Shanghai Institute Of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Inhibitors of alpha-amino-beta-carboxymuconic acid semialdehyde decarboxylase

The present disclosure discloses compounds capable of modulating the activity of α-amino-β-carboxymuconic acid semialdehyde decarboxylase (acmsd), which are useful for the prevention and/or the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with defects in nad+ biosynthesis, e.g., metabolic disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic inflammatory diseases, kidney diseases, and diseases associated with ageing. The present application also discloses pharmaceutical compositions comprising said compounds and the use of such compounds as a medicament..
Tes Pharma S.r.i.

Oxindole compounds and pharmaceutical compositions thereof

Provided herein are compounds of the formula (i) as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein the substituents are as those disclosed in the specification. These compounds, and the pharmaceutical compositions containing them, are useful for the treatment of degenerative diseases and disorders..
Development And U.s. Department Of Veterans Affairs

Acetylenic cyanoenones as therapeutics for inflammation and carcinogenesis

Or a salt or ester thereof.. .

Concrete mix designs using a plurality of reinforcement fibers systems

A concrete mix having sand, fine aggregates, binder, fibers, and various admixtures is provided. The mix has a consistency from s2 to sf3, a compressive strength in the range of 30-80 mpa and a ductility represented by fc, ffl, fr1 and fr3 values, wherein the concrete mix contains at least 390 kg of binder, the concrete mix has a paste volume of 300-600 liters, the concrete mix contains at least two systems of fibers and a general admixture system that is composed of at least 2 sub-admixture systems..
Cemex Research Group Ag

Drain pipe and manufacturing method therefor

A drain pipe is manufactured from a cement mixture which comprises cement 20-30 weight percent, sand 30-40 weight percent, broken-stone chip 31-45 weight percent in 4-20 mm size, admixture 0.2-0.3 weight percent, and functional additives. The functional additives shall be added and mixed additionally.

3-d glass enclosures for electronic devices

A 3-d glass enclosure comprises a generally planar glass base member, an encircling glass side wall member connected to the base member, and a generally planar glass cover member connected to the side wall member to form a unitary glass enclosure, the base, sidewall and cover members being made by reforming softened glass sheet preforms and subjecting the reformed members to ion-exchange strengthening, thus providing strong transparent enclosures for electronic devices such as tablet computers, cellphones, media players and televisions.. .
Corning Incorporated

Coating composition and electronic component

A coating composition contains 5 parts by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less (i.e., 5 to 20) of a first resin composition, 5 parts by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less (i.e., 5 to 20) of a second resin composition, and 40 parts by mass or more and 65 parts by mass or less (i.e., 40 to 65) of an inorganic powder. The first resin composition is a poly(meth)acrylate with a glass transition temperature tg of ≤−20° c., and the second resin composition is a compound having structures represented by general formulae (1) and (2), below, one or more structures for each.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Method and device for laser-assisted separation of a portion from a sheet glass element

A method for separating a portion from a sheet glass element having a thickness of at least 2 millimeters along an intended separation line that divides the sheet glass element into the portion and a remaining main part is provided. The method includes producing filamentary damages comprising sub-micrometer hollow channels in a volume of the glass sheet element adjacently aligned along the separation line; and heating and/or cooling the glass sheet element to cause expansion and/or contraction so that the portion detaches from the main part along the separation line.
Schott Ag

Method and device for separation of glass portions or glass ceramic portions

A method is provided that includes producing filamentary damages in a volume of a glass or glass ceramic element adjacently aligned along a separation line and extend obliquely relative to a surface of the glass or glass ceramic element; and separating a portion from the glass or glass ceramic element along the separation line. The step of producing the filamentary damages includes directing laser pulses of an ultrashort pulse laser obliquely on the surface so that the laser pulses have a light propagation direction that extends obliquely relative to the surface and so that the filamentary damages resulting from the laser pulses have the longitudinal extension that extends obliquely relative to the surface; generating a plasma within the volume with the laser pulses; and displacing the laser pulses at points of incidence over the surface along the separation line..
Schott Ag

Advanced oxidation process methods for degasification of reactor vessel

According to various aspects and embodiments, a system and method for treating groundwater contaminated with an organic contaminant is provided. According to some embodiments, the contaminated groundwater is treated by introducing a persulfate to produce a first treated aqueous solution, exposing the first treated aqueous solution to ultraviolet light to produce a second treated aqueous solution and one or more gases, and removing the one or more gases generated from exposing the first treated aqueous solution to the ultraviolet light..
Evoqua Water Technologies Llc

Systems and methods of properly orienting pool and spa equipment

Equipment and methods facilitating suitable orientation of salt-water chlorinators (swcs) relative to the gravitational field of the earth are detailed. So orienting an swc in this manner reduces risk that the volume defined by its gas trap would not be accessible to hydrogen gas generated by the swc in use.
Zodiac Pool Systems Llc

Liquid treatment system and method

A method of treating a liquid, the method including: receiving a chemically treated liquid; passing the chemically treated liquid through a nanobubble generator to produce a nanobubble-containing liquid; treating the nanobubble-containing liquid with disinfecting radiation to produce a resultant liquid; and releasing the resultant liquid for use. A liquid treatment system including: a source of liquid; a chemical treatment station to test the chemical content of the source liquid and, if necessary, provide an appropriate amount of chemical treatment to the liquid to provide a chemically treated liquid; a nanobubble generator in fluid communication with the chemical treatment station that generates nanobubbles to provide a nanobubble liquid; a radiation-based disinfecting unit (rdu) in fluid communication with the nanobubble generator that exposes the nanobubble liquid to radiation and provides treated liquid; a pump to produce a liquid flow through the system; and an outlet through which the treated liquid flows..
Ebed Holdings Inc.

Process and systems for regenerating alkali process streams

Processes for regenerating alkali process streams are disclosed herein, including streams containing sodium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and combinations thereof. Systems for regenerating alkali process streams are disclosed herein, including streams containing sodium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and combinations thereof..
Graymont Western Us Inc.

Bromine-facilitated synthesis of fluoro-sulfur compounds

Described herein are methods for the bromine-facilitated synthesis of fluoro-sulfur compounds, that include sf4, sf5cl, sf5br and sf6. The methods described herein generally require lower temperature and pressure, produce higher yields, require less time, do not use corrosive or costly reactants and solvents that are commonly used in the synthesis of the fluoro-sulfur compounds, and do not produce deleterious waste products when compared to previously-used methods..
Avantbio Corporation

Bromine-facilitated synthesis of fluoro-sulfur compounds

Described herein are methods for the bromine-facilitated synthesis of fluoro-sulfur compounds, that include sf4, sf5cl, sf5br and sf6. The methods described herein generally require lower temperature and pressure, produce higher yields, require less time, do not use corrosive or costly reactants and solvents that are commonly used in the synthesis of the fluoro-sulfur compounds, and do not produce deleterious waste products when compared to previously-used methods..
Avantbio Corporation

Encapsulations for mems sense elements and wire bonds

A mems sensor including a housing defining an interior and an inlet in fluid communication with an environment for sensing, a sensing die coupled to the housing for generating a signal based on the environment, an encapsulant is applied to the sensing die to protect the sensing die without interfering with the operation of the sensing die, characterized in that the encapsulant is a composition of a non-crosslinked substance having an organic backbone, and a silica thickener.. .
Sensata Technologies, Inc.

Rotary dumpster

A rotary dumpster maneuvers a receptacle via a rotary fork lift assembly that includes a pair of forks. The rotary dumpster includes a base, a first sidewall, and first and second fork tubes.
Roura Material Handling, Inc.

Forklift

A forklift includes a vehicle body 30, a fork 22 mounted on the vehicle body, a controller configured to adjust a position and an orientation of the vehicle body, a laser sensor 20 configured to measure distance data from the laser sensor to an object existing in a space set forward of the fork, and a control commander configured to, when the distance data measured by the laser sensor includes a load or a pallet 100 to be lifted, generate track data for moving the vehicle body to a loading position of the load or the pallet based on the distance data, and provide a command to the controller using the generated track data.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

Method, elevator control unit and elevator for moving an elevator car to landing floor in case of event related to main electrical power supply of the elevator

A method and an elevator for moving an elevator car to a landing floor in case of a predefined event related to a main electrical power supply of an elevator are disclosed. The method includes charging energy from the main electrical power supply into an external electrical energy storage prior to detecting the predefined event related to the main electrical power supply, controlling an operation of an electric motor for moving the elevator car with an electrical drive to decelerate the elevator car and to produce regenerative electrical energy, selectively utilizing said energy charged from the main electrical power supply into the external electrical energy storage and said produced regenerative electrical energy to maintain an elevator brake in deactivated state..
Kone Corporation

Endless belt flexible tube cleaning lance drive apparatus

A flexible lance drive device has at least one drive motor in a first portion of a housing and a drive axle projecting across a second portion of the housing carrying a cylindrical spline drive roller. A plurality of cylindrical guide rollers on fixed axles span across the second portion of the housing aligned parallel to the spline drive roller.
Stoneage, Inc.

Stacking ring for chair bases

A stacking ring for a chair base may be disposable between a first and second chair base such that the stacking ring generally prevents lateral movement of the first chair base relative to the second chair base. The stacking ring may be integrally formed to the chair base, or separate and disposable between at least two chair bases.
Medway Plastics Corporation

Substrate stocker and systems management software

The invention described relates generally to manufacturing management software and more specifically to substrate manufacturing management software. In one example embodiment, to methods, apparatus, and systems which provides for a software or management of substrates, substrate carriers, stockers and associated and other relates devices systems and methods such that improved efficiency can be realized in production, manufacturing and processing..
Tec-sem Ag

Device for producing sclerosing microfoam

This invention relates to apparatus and devices that generate sclerosing microfoams for the treatment of venous disorders, such as varicose veins. The invention includes adaptors which provide fluid connections to microfoam generating devices, to enable filling with gas and/or dispensing of the microfoam product.
Provensis Limited

Decorative sleeve for soft-packaging products

The present disclosure provides generally for transforming the exterior of everyday products, such as toiletries and makeup, to have a decorative aesthetic. More specifically, the present disclosure describes a decorative sleeve for soft-packaging products, such as toothpaste, tubes of makeup, or lotion containers.

Separator for stacked or nested containers

The purpose of the separator is to prevent commonly used containers that stack together, from being stuck inside one another due to various conditions or from materials action, such as suction, stiction, material adherence, and or any other actions that would prevent easy separation. This is accomplished by the attachment of the invention, which is given a shape generally conforming to the outside circumference of the applicable container, and may be inserted under the part of the container that provides a cavity for such, or attached to the wire and may or may not be provided with a projection or protruding part which will assist in retaining it.

Assembly-type packaging box

An assembly-type packaging box is configured by erecting a front and rear panel along valley fold lines respectively in front of and behind a bottom panel; then folding outer panels, upper-edge panels, and inner panels, such that rear folding tabs extending from a side of the rear panel are folded in between the outer and inner panel. This allows the upper-edge panels to form a frame having a predetermined width at an opening portion.
Audio-technica Corporation

Multipurpose jaba-type agricultural container, and its manufacturing process

The invention herein is related to the recycling industry in general, it is specifically related to a plastic container, preferably made of pet (polyethylene terephthalate), which can be molded, preferably, through blown air, defined by a back face, a front face, two lateral face, a lower face and an upper face, the multipurpose jaba-type agricultural container, and its manufacturing process, is cut manually or with a machine, and the front face is removed, to define an internal cavity and form the jabs-type container defined by a back wall and four perimeter walls, it has enough resistance to hold the weight of the products it contains, it also has a perimeter tab, on the external face of the lower edge, which allows the vertical stacking of several containers, with enough strength to evenly fold the weight, when being stacked, such container also contains several vertical ribs on the perimeter walls, and a main perimeter rib used as reinforcement elements, as well as holes on the sides that allow the release of gas generated by the products inside the container.. .

Rotatable drum and method and system using the same for the automated production of e-vapor devices

A rotating drum for use in manufacturing vapor-generating articles may include a drum body. A plurality of grooves may be disposed in an outer face of the drum body.
Altria Client Services Llc

Free-falling body verification device for drag-free spacecraft

A free-falling body verification device for a drag-free spacecraft comprises a spacecraft simulation device (1), used for carrying out free-falling body motion on the ground; an inertial sensor or accelerometer (2), used for measuring the residual disturbance acceleration of the spacecraft simulation device (1); an attitude sensor (3), used for measuring attitude parameters of the spacecraft simulation device (1); a drag-free controller (4), used for processing the residual disturbance acceleration and the attitude parameters so as to obtain a feedback control signal; and a propeller (5), used for generating thrust action applied on the spacecraft simulation device (1) under the control of the feedback control signal, so as to enable the spacecraft simulation device (1) to overcome the residual disturbance of the external environment and maintain the attitude. The space operating environment is simulated by means of the free-falling body motion of the spacecraft on the ground within short time; the inertial sensor or accelerometer (2), the attitude sensor (3), the drag-free controller (4), and the propeller (5) are combined, so that the performance and function test verification for a space drag-free aerospace system is realized in the technical ground environment within short time..
Huazhong University Of Science And Technology

Spacecraft landing and site-to-site transpsort for a planet, moon or other space body

A method, operable in the presence of ambient cosmic rays, is provided for braking a craft upon approach to a planet, moon or other space body, e.g. In preparation for landing.

Intelligent docking system with automated stowage for uavs

The present invention generally relates to a system and method of a docking system (1) for fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle, or non-fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle (2) such as rotorcraft, or combination thereof, comprising at least a docking and/or launching pad capable of being arranged in an array or staggered manner; said pad has a surface (6) for said vehicle docking and launching, said docking and launching surface (6) comprising moveable pads (31) which include electromagnets that can be energized to capture a docking vehicle (2); and another energy harvesting surface (4) has photovoltaic panel to harness solar energy to generate electricity or hydrogen fuel for a variety of on-board applications such as to charge said vehicle (2) and to power the docking system and providing a safe stowage and protected storage for the said vehicle (2).. .

Avionics interface

Systems and methods are provided for an avionics interface of an aircraft. Sensors of the aircraft may convey information that can be used in the generation of one or more of the avionics interfaces.
Smartplane, Inc.

Device for managing the mechanical energy of an aircraft, with a force application system on a control lever, related aircraft and process

A device for managing the mechanical energy of an aircraft, with a force application system on a control lever, includes a support defining a guide; a moving control lever for controlling varying a mechanical energy variation of the aircraft, mounted moving through the guide; and at least one position sensor detecting the position of the moving lever in the guide, configured to create position information for the position of the moving lever in the guide intended to be sent to a flight control unit of the aircraft. The device also includes an active force applicator for applying a force on the moving lever, configured to generate a force applied on the moving lever.
Dassault Aviation

Device for managing the mechanical energy of an aircraft, having an energy management auxiliary system, related aircraft and process

A device for managing the mechanical energy of an aircraft, having an energy management auxiliary system, includes a support defining a guide, a centralized control lever for varying the energy of the aircraft, at least one position sensor detecting the position of the centralized control lever in the guide. The position sensor is configured to create position information for the position of the centralized control lever in the guide intended to be sent to a flight control unit of the aircraft.
Dassault Aviation

Bipartite cradle with slide for turbomachine

A cradle for supporting an aircraft turbine engine, said cradle comprising an attachment interface for attaching a gas generator of the turbine engine. The cradle is produced in at least two portions comprising: an upper half-cradle, which is designed to be attached to a wing of the aircraft, a lower half-cradle, which is movable between a position in which it is connected to the upper half-cradle and a position in which it is disconnected from the upper half-cradle, and which comprises at least a portion of the attachment interface for attaching the gas generator, a guide configured for slidably guiding the lower half-cradle between the connected and disconnected positions thereof, and at least one lock for locking the lower half-cradle in the connected position thereof..
Safran Aircraft Engines

Turbo-generator based bleed air system

An engine bleed air system providing air to an aircraft system includes a port for extracting high pressure bleed air from an engine and a turbo-generator having a turbine and a generator. The generator is driven by rotation of the turbine.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

System for suctioning a fluid as well as a vehicle having such a system

A system for suctioning fluid is disclosed. In a cabin monument, a vacuum source and a vacuum interface unit is provided.
Airbus Operations Gmbh

Unmanned aerial vehicle chassis

Systems and methods include uavs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A uav generally includes a uav chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the uav chassis, and a parcel carrier configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis.
United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.

Aerial device capable of additive manufacturing and associated method

An aerial device (100) capable of controlled flight comprises a first body (110) comprising a lift generator for providing lift to the aerial device (100); a second body (208) comprising a substance dispenser (122) for controllably dispensing a curable substance for additive manufacture; an articulated coupling assembly (200) coupling the first body (110) to the second body (208); an actuator (212; 214; 216) operable to articulate the articulated coupling assembly (200) so as to move the second body (208), and thereby the substance dispenser (122), relative to the first body (110); and a controller operable to control the lift generator, the substance dispenser (122), and the actuator (212; 214; 216).. .
Imperial Innovations Limited

Electricity generating apparatus and unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with same

An electricity generating apparatus capable of efficiently and safely charging a storage battery in an unmanned aerial vehicle during its flight and an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with such apparatus. The apparatus is mounted in the vehicle, including a fuel tank which is a container body to reserve fuel, an electric generator unit connected to the fuel tank, tilt measurement means capable of measuring a tilt of the fuel tank, and electricity generation control means for controlling operation of generating electricity by the electric generator unit, wherein the electric generator unit is capable of charging a storage battery in the vehicle during flight, and the electricity generation control means drives the electric generator unit when a tilt angle of the fuel tank indicated by the tilt measurement means is within a safe angle which is a predetermined threshold angle, as well as an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with such apparatus..
Prodrone Co., Ltd.

Model following control for torque and rotor speed

A system and method for controlling a rotor of an aircraft is disclosed. A desired rotor speed for the rotor is received and a torque command that generates the received rotor speed is calculated.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Method of controlling an electrical taxiing system

A control method for controlling an electrical taxiing system adapted to moving an aircraft while it is taxiing, the method comprising the steps of: generating a ground speed setpoint for the aircraft; transforming the ground speed setpoint into an optimized speed setpoint presenting a curve as a function of time that has a predefined function comprising a plurality of linear portions, each having a slope that is a function of the ground speed setpoint; implementing a regulator loop having the optimized speed setpoint as its setpoint; and generating a command for the electrical taxiing system from an output of the regulator loop.. .
Safran Landing Systems

Circulation control system for aerial vehicles

A circulation control system for an aerial vehicle. The system comprises an air supply unit attached to the aerial vehicle configured to generate a specified amount of mass air flow; an air delivery system, the air supply unit and the air delivery system being connected via at least one tube that turns at least one right angle; a circulation control wing through which air from the air supply unit is delivered through the air delivery system, the circulation control wing comprising at least one plenum configured to blow the air out of a slot in a trailing edge of the wing, and at least one dual radius flap positioned behind the slot..
Colorado Seminary Which Owns And Operates The University Of Denver

Treated tapered article and treatment for a tapered article

There is disclosed a method of treating a metal article which tapers towards an edge. A compressive force is applied to a treatment region of the article to generate an edge region of compressive residual stress adjacent the edge, and the treatment region is spaced apart from the edge region by an intermediate region..
Rolls-royce Plc

Aircraft component comprising a chiral lattice

An aircraft protective component for an aircraft module, the aircraft protective component includes: a plurality of cells connected together to form a lattice, each cell having a chiral structure, wherein the lattice of the cells is configured to at least partially surround the aircraft module to provide an energy absorption barrier for the aircraft module. The aircraft protective component enables the energy generated by an impact to the aircraft to be dissipated throughout the lattice of the protective component.
Airbus Operations Limited

Vessel propulsion system and vessel including the same

A propulsion system for a vessel includes an engine propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to a hull by using an engine as a power source, an electric propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to the hull by using an electric motor as a power source, a storing mechanism that is displaced from an actuating position to actuate the electric propulsion unit to a storing position to store the electric propulsion unit and performs a storing operation to store the electric propulsion unit, and an interlock controller that interlocks a storing operation of the storing mechanism with generation of a propulsive force by the engine propulsion unit.. .
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

Vessel propulsion apparatus and vessel including the same

A vessel propulsion apparatus includes a propulsive force generator including a duct and a propeller. The duct includes a stator.
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

Parking assist system

A parking assist system for a vehicle includes a rearward viewing camera, a display and a controller. When operating in a first mode, the controller generates a first overlay at the displayed images that includes a representation of a target parking position.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Transport conversion mode

A self-propelled paving machine includes a plurality of swing legs, each swing leg being supported from a ground surface by an associated crawler track steerably connected to an outer end of its associated swing leg. The machine may be re-oriented from a paving orientation to a transport orientation via a transport conversion mode of an automatic controller configured to spin the paving in place on the ground through a re-orientation angle, then rotate each of the crawler tracks relative to its respective swing leg until each crawler track is primarily oriented in a transport direction generally perpendicular to the paving direction, and then while moving the paving machine in the transport direction pivoting each of the swing legs relative to the frame until each swing leg is oriented primarily in the transport direction.
Wirtgen Gmbh

Methods to control a steering system

An embodiment of a system for evaluating a torque sensor includes an input module configured to receive torque signals from a hand wheel torque sensor in a vehicle, and a sensor evaluation module configured to perform monitoring a condition affecting the hand wheel torque sensor, and determining whether the condition indicates a desired situation in which a probability of an input torque being applied to the hand wheel is below a selected threshold. The sensor evaluation module is also configured to perform, based on detecting the desired situation, automatically analyzing the torque signals received during a time duration of the desired situation to estimate one or more torque sensor error values, and outputting at least one of a corrected torque signal and the one or more error values to a torque command generation module, the torque command generation module configured to generate a torque command to an electric motor..
Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Use of a phase-lead filter to separate the manual steering setting from the power steering control stability setting

A method for controlling a power steering device including a steering assist motor and a steering wheel. In the method, a steering wheel torque setpoint is generated, the actual steering wheel torque actually exerted by the driver on the steering wheel is measured, the difference, the so-called “steering wheel torque error”, between the steering wheel torque setpoint and the actual steering wheel torque is determined, then a motor torque setpoint for the steering assist motor is generated from a first filtered proportional component on one hand, obtained by filtering via a phase-lead filter the steering wheel torque error weighted by a first assist gain, and from a second derivative return component on the other hand, obtained by calculating the time derivative of the actual steering wheel torque and weighting the derivative by means of a second derivative gain..
Jtekt Europe

Method for operating a vehicle combination, vehicle combination, towing vehicle, and work device

The invention relates to a method for operating a vehicle/trailer unit, an appropriately designed vehicle/trailer unit, as well as a towing vehicle and an implement for such a vehicle/trailer unit, with the vehicle/trailer unit having a towing vehicle and an implement. The towing vehicle has a combustion engine and a first machine that can be operated as a prime mover, as well as a first axle that can be driven by means of the combustion engine, with it being possible for the combustion engine to be driven by means of the first machine.
Avl Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering Gmbh

Method for creep cancellation in hybrid drivelines

According to one embodiment of this disclosure, a vehicle having an electric machine and at least one controller is described. The electric machine may be configured to generate creep torque to move the vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Advanced driver-assistance system using accurate object proposals by tracking detections

A system and method are provided for driving assistance. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence, relative to an outward view from a vehicle, which includes a set of objects and is formed from a set of image frames.
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

System for controlling a vehicle based on wheel angle tracking

A control system has at least one sensor configured to track an orientation of a front wheel of a nearby vehicle and provide data indicative of the orientation. The control system also has a computing device including a processor and a memory.
Nextev Usa, Inc.

System for controlling a vehicle based on thermal profile tracking

A control system has at least one thermal imaging sensor configured to track a thermal profile of a wheel of a nearby vehicle and provide data indicative of the thermal profile. The control system also has a computing device including a processor and a memory.
Nextev Usa, Inc.

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine; a generator that generates a counter-electromotive force; a motor; a first inverter for the generator; a second inverter for the motor; a step-up converter that steps up an electric power of a first voltage system electric power line and supplies the electric power to a second voltage system electric power line; and a smoothing capacitor of the second voltage system electric power line. In a case where the hybrid vehicle travels by driving the engine in a state in which the stepping up by the step-up converter and an operation of the first inverter are stopped when an abnormality occurs in a voltage sensor, when an electronic control unit determines that there is an indication that the voltage of the capacitor will rise, the first inverter is controlled to cause three phases of the first inverter to be in an on state..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Hybrid vehicle

When a hybrid vehicle slides down during a predetermined drive of the hybrid vehicle with disconnection of a first motor and a second motor from a power storage device by a relay, the hybrid vehicle controls the second motor, such that a torque in a direction according to a shift position is output from the second motor by regenerative drive of the second motor and controls the first motor, such that electric power generated by regenerative drive of the second motor is consumed by driving the first motor.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Regenerative torque limit control

A vehicle includes a powertrain and at least one controller programmed to, in response to a brake request and a shaft speed associated with a speed of the vehicle achieving a starting speed that is defined by a torque of the powertrain that changes with brake demand at a given shaft speed, reduce a regenerative torque limit that constrains regenerative braking torque over a blend-out duration based on the shaft speed.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine, a first motor generator configured to generate electric power using power of the engine; a second mg connected to driving wheels; a power storage device electrically connected to the first mg and the second mg; and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to execute pre-change control of changing an amount of power stored in the power storage device in advance before the hybrid vehicle enters a control target section on a scheduled traveling route and ev priority control of suppressing activation of the engine more when the hybrid vehicle travels in a specific area than when the hybrid vehicle travels in an area other than the specific area.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrohydraulic braking-force generation device for an electrohydraulic motor vehicle braking system

The present invention relates to an electrohydraulic braking-force generation device and to a method for operating an electrohydraulic braking-force generation device. The electrohydraulic braking-force generation device comprises: a power transmission assembly that is coupled to a brake pedal; a brake cylinder assembly that is to be actuated by the power transmission assembly, the brake cylinder assembly having a first cylinder-piston assembly and said first cylinder-piston assembly being designed to be fluidically coupled to at least one brake circuit; and a brake booster assembly comprising a second cylinder-piston assembly and at least one electromechanical actuator.
Lucas Automotive Gmbh

Brake load alleviation functions

A system, method, and apparatus for brake load alleviation amongst at least one first brake and at least one second brake is disclosed. The method involves sensing an amount of brake pedal application in response to engagement of at least brake pedal.
The Boeing Company

Remote keyless entry message authentication

Method and apparatus are disclosed for remote keyless entry authentication. An example remote keyless entry system includes a key fob and a vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

System for controlling operation of a machine

A system for controlling operation of a machine includes a door switch that is communicably coupled to a door of the machine, a door switch control module (dcm) that is communicably coupled to the door switch, and an electronic control module (ecm) that is communicably coupled to the door switch and the dcm. The door switch is configured to generate signals on the basis of the door being moved in at least one of: from an open position to a closed position, or from the closed position to the open position.
Caterpillar Underground Mining Pty. Ltd.

Extendable vehicle grille

A vehicle comprising a base, a grille and a bumper. The grille is supported by the base, and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Power supply system control device and power supply system control method

A power supply system control device for controlling a power supply system including an electric generator, a first electricity storage configured to be charged with and to discharge electric power generated by the electric generator, a second electricity storage configured to be charged with and to discharge the generated electric power, two paths connecting between the first electricity storage and the second electricity storage, a switching unit including a first switch configured to switch between a conductive state and a non-conductive state of one of the paths, and a second switch configured to switch between a conductive state and a non-conductive state of the other of the paths, and an electric load of a vehicle that is connected to the first electricity storage side of the switching unit.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Method and device for generating driving assistance information

A method of generating running assistance information includes recognizing a running pattern of a vehicle based on information about a current state of the vehicle which is sensed while the vehicle is running; determining a current status of a driver of the vehicle based on the running pattern of the vehicle; and generating a notification signal based on a risk level of the driver determined based on the determined current status of the driver.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Vehicle wheel-based power generation and display systems

A power generation system is provided configured for installation within a wheel of a vehicle. The system includes a stator having a plurality of face-mounted permanent magnets; and a rotor having a plurality of windings configured to rotate, with rotation of the wheel, in proximity to the permanent magnets thereby generating a current.
Foundation Productions, Llc

Fuel cell system and under hood structure of vehicle

Provided is a fuel cell system which includes a fuel cell that generates electric power by electrochemical reaction between hydrogen gas and oxidizing gas, and a fuel cell case that houses the fuel cell. A more fragile portion compared to the rest of the fuel cell case in terms of strength is provided in the fuel cell case along an outline of a given shape so that a depressurizing opening having the given shape is formed when internal pressure of the fuel cell case becomes higher than given pressure..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Absorbing power down energy of an external motor device in a power generation vehicle

A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller. The controller, in response to termination of current flow from the traction battery to a tool that is plugged in to the vehicle that results in shutting down of the tool, actuates a switch such that current resulting from the shutting down flows from the tool to the traction battery for regenerative energy capture..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle

A vehicle is equipped with a power storage device configured to transmit electric power to and from a motor for driving, and a solar power generation system configured to generate electric power using sunlight and to perform solar charging that charges the power storage device with the generated electric power. The vehicle is configured to perform external charging that charges the power storage device with electric power from an external power supply apparatus.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Drive for a boat and operating a drive for a boat

A drive for a boat, in particular a sailing boat, comprising an electric motor configured for the operation in the first quadrant and in the fourth quadrant, a propeller connected to the electric motor, and a control device. The control device is configured to operate the electric motor in the fourth quadrant in such a way that flow energy transmitted via the propeller to the electric motor is regenerated into electrical power.
Torqeedo Gmbh

Systems and methods for adaptive braking using brake wear data

System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to adapting a manner of braking according to brake wear of friction brakes of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying whether brake wear of at least one of the friction brakes satisfies a threshold for modifying a deceleration pattern of the vehicle.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Traction energy storage system with determination of operating limits

A traction energy storage system including multiple electrical energy stores and a system controller. Each of the energy stores includes one or more cell modules electrically connected via busbars, an energy store high-voltage interface connectable to the busbars and an energy store controller controlling the cell modules.
Man Truck & Bus Ag

Efficient control of fuel consumption in cars

A system that includes an accelerometer configured to measure acceleration of a vehicle, a gyroscope configured to measure orientation of the vehicle, a memory having computer readable instructions, and a processor for executing the computer readable instructions. The computer readable instructions include performing at intervals: receiving acceleration data from the accelerometer; receiving orientation data from the gyroscope; combining the acceleration data and the orientation data to generate speed fluctuation and slope data for the vehicle; and transmitting the fluctuation and slope data to a controller of the vehicle.
The University Of Massachusetts

Electric drivetrain for a tandem drive axle

Provided herein is an electric tandem axle having a first drive axle assembly having a first differential assembly drivingly engaged with a first drive axle; a second axle drive assembly having a second drive axle drivingly engaged with a second differential assembly having a first axle output shaft and a second axle output shaft and an axle disconnect clutch; an inter-axle assembly is drivingly connected to the first axle drive assembly and the second axle drive assembly; a motor-generator in driving engagement with the first and second drive axle assemblies; a planetary drive unit including a selection clutch in driving engagement with the first differential assembly, the inter-axle assembly and the motor-generator; and a controller connected to the motor-generator, selection clutch and axle disconnect clutch. The controller is configured to selectively engage and disengage the selection clutch and axle disconnect clutch to facilitate different modes of operation..
Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, Llc

Apparatus and starting engine of mild hybrid electric vehicle

An apparatus for starting an engine of a mild hybrid electric vehicle may include: an ignition switch including a plurality of contact points; a mild hybrid starter & generator (mhsg) including a stator and a rotor internally disposed within the stator, and starting the engine or generating electricity according to an output of the engine; an mhsg wheel rotating integrally with the rotor, and having at least three teeth on a circumference thereof; an mhsg position detector configured for detecting positions of the teeth; and a controller configured for determining a top dead center (tdc) of a predetermined cylinder according to a signal of the mhsg position detector, and rotating the mhsg to start the engine.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Rubber composition and pneumatic tire

A rubber composition of the present technology is a rubber composition including a diene rubber and a filler; the diene rubber containing at least a styrene-butadiene copolymer; a radical generation index of the styrene-butadiene copolymer being not greater than 1.0 and being smaller than a value y calculated by equation (1): y=−0.0186×(sv mass %+vinyl unit mol %)+1.5.. .
National University Corporation Kyoto Institute Of Technology

Method for protecting printed data

Method for protecting printed data on a varnish area of a transfer film of a heat-transfer machine, including: a varnishing step during which the varnish area and a plastic card advance simultaneously under the thermal head and during which the thermal head heats in order to deposit the varnish on the plastic card, generating a deformation of the transfer film at a text printed on the plastic card; a rewinding step during which the transfer film is rewound in order to position the varnish area upstream of the thermal head, and the plastic card is repositioned upstream of the thermal head; and a defacing step during which the varnish area and the plastic card advance simultaneously under the thermal head and during which the thermal head heats at the level of the text and at the deformation in accordance with a sign scheme making the deformation illegible.. .
Evolis

Method for producing printed products and printing machine for implementing the method

A method for producing a printed product includes coating a preferably paper or cardboard substrate with a precoat or supplying a substrate that has been coated with a precoat, in which the precoat contains at least one acid, applying a water-based ink to image areas on the coated substrate by using at least one ink print head, and drying the printed substrate and/or the ink, preferably using ir radiation and/or heated air. The precoat includes a photobase generator or a photobase generator is applied at least locally to non-image areas on the substrate, the substrate is irradiated at least locally in non-image areas, preferably using uv radiation, to locally generate a base, and the printed substrate is varnished with a water-based varnish..
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag

Diagnostic plot for printing system

A method of generating a diagnostic plot for a printing system includes printing a first half of a diagnostic pattern representative of a first state of the printing system, and printing a second half of the diagnostic pattern representative of a second state of the printing system. Variation of the diagnostic pattern from an adjacent diagnostic pattern indicates the printing system is out of specification..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Liquid ejecting head

A liquid ejecting head includes a pair of connectors that can be connected to each other, a flexible circuit on which one of the connectors is mounted, a circuit board on which another one of the connectors is mounted, a driver element that generates a driving force for ejecting liquid from a nozzle in response to an electric signal that is supplied from the flexible circuit to the circuit board via the pair of connectors, and a locking mechanism that locks connection between the connector of the circuit board and the connector of the flexible circuit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus

A liquid ejecting head includes a pressure chamber; a nozzle communicating with the pressure chamber; a piezoelectric element which generates pressure fluctuations in a liquid in the pressure chamber; and a driving ic which is connected to the piezoelectric element through wiring and which carries out driving control of the piezoelectric element, in which the driving control has a first preliminary heating step of heating the liquid in the pressure chamber, a preliminary ejection step of ejecting a liquid in the pressure chamber from the nozzle after the first preliminary heating step, a second preliminary heating step of heating the liquid in the pressure chamber more weakly than in the first preliminary heating step after the preliminary ejection step, and a main ejection step of starting an operation of ejecting the liquid from the nozzle after the second preliminary heating step.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Liquid discharge apparatus

A liquid discharge apparatus includes a circulation channel in which liquid circulates, a liquid discharge head disposed on the circulation channel to discharge the liquid, a bypass channel to connect an upstream portion and a downstream portion of the liquid discharge head, a switch to switch the circulation channel between a first route in which the bypass channel is a part of the circulation channel and a second route in which the bypass channel is not a part of the circulation channel, a pressure generator to generate pressure to circulate the liquid in the circulation channel, a degassing device to degas the liquid in the circulation channel, and control circuitry to perform a degassing operation to degas the liquid by circulating the liquid in the circulation channel.. .

Metallized plastic pet product

A variety of pet related products are provided formed initially of plastic and finalized with a metallized surface finish. The pet product is molded using injection molding, rotational molding, vacuum forming, blow molding, compression molding, thermoforming or other plastic forming techniques that can provide a structure having a shape that cannot be readily or economically shaped by metal stamping or other conventional metalworking method.
Ourpet's Company

Method of slicing printing color 3d object and color 3d printing system

A method of slicing printing color 3d object and a color 3d printing system; the method includes following steps: execute a slicing process to a color 3d object for obtaining a plurality of layers of slice objects; analyze one of the pluralities of layers of the slice objects for generating sintering control data and color control data; lay a layer of powder; color the layer of powder according to the color control data; sinter the colored powder according to the sintering control data for completing printing one layer of the slice objects; perform repeatedly above steps until all layers of the slice objects are printed and a color stereoscopic physical model is generated. The method can effectively generate a color stereoscopic physical model.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

Three dimensional material distribution using octrees

Certain examples described herein relate to producing three-dimensional objects using additive manufacturing systems. These examples combine the use of material volume coverage vectors to define object data with octree data structures and models for tracking material placement error and available volumes.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Parts arrangement determination for a 3d printer build envelope

According to an example, an arrangement of parts to be printed in a build envelope of a three dimensional (3d) printer may be determined through identification of a plurality of parts to be printed and generation of a respective virtual bounding box for each of the plurality of parts. In one example, a determination may be made that a total volume occupied by the generated virtual bounding boxes falls below a predetermined threshold of the build envelope volume and an arrangement of the virtual bounding boxes inside the build envelope that results in a total height of the virtual bounding boxes being minimized may be determined, to enhance efficiency in printing of the plurality of parts by the 3d printer..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects

An apparatus (1) for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus successive, selective layer-by-layer solidification of construction material layers of construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of an energy beam in a process chamber (7) of the apparatus with a defined process chamber height (h), comprising a flow device (8) provided for generating an, especially inert, gas flow (11) flowing through the process chamber (7) between an inflow section (9) and an outflow section (10), wherein the gas flow (11) flows through the process chamber (7) across the entire process chamber height (h), wherein the gas flow (11) is subdivided into several partial gas flows (11a-11c) flowing through the process chamber (7) parallel on top of each other, which differ in at least one flow parameter affecting the flow characteristics of the respective partial gas flows (11a-11c).. .
Cl Schutzrechtsverwaltungs Gmbh

Apparatus for producing a three-dimensional work piece with process temperature control

An apparatus (10) for producing a three-dimensional work piece (12) comprises a process chamber (14) accommodating a carrier (16) for receiving a raw material powder (18) and an irradiation device (20) for selectively irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation onto the raw material powder (18) applied onto the carrier (16) in order to produce the work piece (12) from said raw material powder (18) by an additive layer construction method, the irradiation device (20) comprising at least one radiation source (22, 24) and at least one optical unit (26, 32) with a plurality of optical elements (28, 34). A heat transfer arrangement (38) is configured to transfer heat generated by a heat source (40) to the at least one optical unit (26, 32) of the irradiation device (20).
Slm Solutions Group Ag

Apparatus for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects

An apparatus (1) for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus solidification of construction material layers of a construction material (3) that can be solidified by an energy beam (5) generated by an energy beam generation device (4). .
Cl Schutzrechtsverwaltungs Gmbh

Straining mechanism and screw extruder including straining mechanism

There are provided a straining mechanism and a screw extruder including the straining mechanism, which can minimize material passing resistance in a breaker plate even, in a large-sized apparatus having high throughput, and which can improve the throughput by suppressing load power of the apparatus and heat generation of a material. For this purpose, a backup plate having an opening rate higher than an opening rate of a breaker plate and supporting the breaker plate is installed on a rear surface side of the breaker plate supporting a screen mesh..
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Adaptive generation of drilling parameters during automated core drilling

A control method for the use of a core drilling system, including a core drill and a feed device for driving the core drill along a machine holding unit, including the method steps: detecting at least one first drilling parameter value during the core drilling operation; establishing the at least first drilling parameter value as a reference value; detecting at least one second drilling parameter value during the core drilling operation; comparing the at least second core drilling parameter with the reference value; and selecting a predetermined parameter setting for the core drilling system if the second drilling parameter exceeds or falls below the reference value by a predetermined corresponding threshold value. Also a feed device for driving a core drill along a machine holding unit for use of the method, a core drill for use of the method as well as a core drilling system including a core drill and a feed device for driving the core drill along a machine holding unit for use of the method..
Hilti Aktiengesellschaft

Hand tool for cutting and serving portions of culinary preparations

A hand tool to cut and serve slices of a substantially flat food preparation with a curved perimeter edge, particularly a circular one (cake, quiche, tart, pizza). The hand tool includes a handle and a flat active part with a triangular shape with two sides having a common point opposite the handle and defining a pointed angular sector facing the third side of the triangle next to the handle.
Tellier Gobel Et Cie

Work and storage table

A tool support table having a support frame having opposed sides. A two sided work top mounted between the opposed sides of the support frame for rotation with respect to the support frame.
Affinity Tool Works, Llc

Cartridge extractor adaptor

A cartridge extractor adaptor having a cylindrical adaptor configured to engage between a cartridge puller and faucet housing in order to extend the pulling force of the cartridge puller. The cartridge extractor adaptor may be constructed of a composite or a metal alloy, having a tensile strength and wall thickness that is substantially greater than the pulling force generated by the cartridge puller.

Machine tool

A machine tool for cutting a workpiece with a cutting tool, includes a spindle motor that generates heat, a spindle head for supporting the spindle motor, and a heat insulating sheet disposed between the spindle motor and the spindle head. The area of a part of the heat insulating sheet that is in contact with a part of the spindle head having a high heat capacity is small so as to increase the amount of heat transferring from the spindle motor to the part of the spindle head having a high heat capacity, and thereby make the temperature distribution of the spindle head uniform..
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for low-manganese welding alloys

Systems and methods for low-manganese welding alloys are disclosed. An example arc welding consumable that forms a weld deposit on a steel workpiece during an arc welding operation, wherein the welding consumable comprises: less than 0.4 wt % manganese; strengthening agents selected from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, copper, carbon, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium, silicon, and boron; and grain control agents selected from the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, titanium, zirconium, and boron, wherein the grain control agents comprise greater than 0.06 wt % and less than 0.6 wt % of the welding consumable, wherein the weld deposit comprises a tensile strength greater than or equal to 70 ksi, a yield strength greater than or equal to 58 ksi, a ductility, as measured by percent elongation, that is at least 22%, and a charpy v-notch toughness greater than or equal to 20 ft-lbs at −20° f., and wherein the welding consumable provides a manganese fume generation rate less than 0.01 grams per minute during the arc welding operation..
Hobart Brothers Company

Welding electrode wires having alkaline earth metals

The disclosed technology generally relates to welding, and more particularly to a consumable electrode wire for metal arc welding, and a method and a system for metal arc welding using the consumable electrode wire. In one aspect, a consumable welding wire configured to serve as an electrode during metal arc welding comprises one or more alkaline earth metal elements at a concentration between 0.005% and 10% on the basis of a total weight of the welding wire..
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Method and device for producing a tear line in a planar workpiece along a predetermined contour by material removal by means of a laser

A method and device for producing a tear line on a planar workpiece by material removal by means of a pulsed laser, wherein machining cycles are preceded by a method step for generating and storing a reference signal curve which is formed by reference signals, causing the pulse amplitude of the laser pulses, via removal locations along the contour of the tear line. The achievement of a respective predetermined percentage of the reference signal or of an absolute distance from the reference signal by a measurement signal is used as the space-resolved deactivation criterion for each removal location, which measurement signal is obtained from a transmitted part of the pulse amplitude at the respective removal location..
Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik Gmbh

Laser cutting brittle material

An apparatus for cutting brittle material comprises an aspheric focusing lens, an aperture, and a laser-source generating a beam of pulsed laser-radiation. The aspheric lens and the aperture form the beam of pulsed laser-radiation into an elongated focus having a uniform intensity distribution along the optical axis of the aspheric focusing lens.
Coherent, Inc.

Method for automatable or automated determination of the focal position of a laser beam generated by an exposure device

A method for automatable or automated determination of the focal position of a laser beam (2) including the following steps:—arranging a substrate (10) in a first exposure position (z1), and exposing the substrate (10) with at least one exposure vector (13) in the first exposure position (z1),—moving the substrate (10) into several other exposure positions, in which the substrate (10) is respectively arranged in another certain z-axis position (zn) relative to the reference point (11), and respectively exposing the substrate (10) with at least one exposure vector (13) in the respective other exposure positions (zn),—optically evaluating the exposure pattern (12) by detecting different contrast sections in the exposure pattern (12) that can be optically detected,—determining the focal position of the laser beam (2) based on the detected optical contrast sections.. .
Cl Schutzrechtsverwal Tungs Gmbh

Welding assembly and method

A welding assembly including a current generator, a first electrode electrically coupled to the current generator, the first electrode including a first engagement surface, a second electrode electrically coupled to the current generator, the second electrode including a second engagement surface, a width-determining fixture positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode to define a welding volume having a width, and an electrically nonconductive material positioned to electrically insulate at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode from an electrical conductor outside the width.. .
Innovative Weld Solutions Ltd.

Soldering device

A soldering device, in particular a soldering crucible for selective flow soldering, having a solder reservoir which is designed for storing a solder, in particular a molten solder, with a soldering nozzle and with a solder pump which is designed for conveying the solder out of the solder reservoir through the soldering nozzle, wherein the soldering device has an upper part and a lower part, wherein the upper part is releasably connectable to the lower part, and comprises the solder reservoir and the soldering nozzle, wherein a feed channel of the solder pump is disposed in the upper part and a device for generating a moving magnetic field of the solder pump is disposed in the lower part, designed (said device for generating a moving magnetic field) for generating a moving magnetic field along the feed channel.. .
Ersa Gmbh

Band saw blade

A band saw blade can include a blade body having a longitudinally extending back edge along one side and a cutting edge defined by multiple teeth on an opposing side of the blade body. Each tooth can have tip, a rake face disposed along the front side of the tooth, and a relief surface disposed along the opposing rear side of the tooth.
Irwin Industrial Tool Company

Apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects

An apparatus (1) for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus successive, selective layer-by-layer solidification of construction material layers of a construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of a laser beam (4), comprising a process chamber (7), in which the successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure and thus the successive, selective layer-by-layer exposure of respective construction material layers of a construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of a laser beam (4) is carried out, and an exposure device (6) provided for generating a laser beam (4) for the selective exposure and thus solidification of respective construction material layers, wherein the exposure device (6) is arranged or formed on a housing construction (11) in a heat-decoupled manner spaced apart from the process chamber (7).. .
Cl Schutzrechtsverwaltungs Gmbh

System for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects

A system for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects, comprising one or more working stations provided for performing at least one working process in additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects, and a transport device provided for transporting powder modules used in additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects within a working station and/or between several working stations, wherein the transport device comprises several transport units, wherein a respective transport unit comprises a carrying device comprising a carrying structure, which is provided for carrying at least one powder module arranged in the carrying structure, a first drive device provided for generating a movement of a powder module arranged in the carrying structure of the carrying device relative to the carrying device along an, especially linear, first movement axis, and a second drive device provided for generating a rotational movement of the carrying structure together with a powder module.. .
Cl Schutzrechtsverwaltungs Gmbh

Metal/two-dimensional nanomaterial hybrid conductive film and manufacturing same

A method for manufacturing a conductive film, the method comprising the steps of: preparing a mixture liquid in which a catalytic metal is dispersed in a precursor or a precursor compound of a two-dimensional nanomaterial; and forming a catalytic metal/two-dimensional nanomaterial by irradiating the mixture liquid with ultrasonic waves to generate microbubbles, degrading the precursor compound using energy, which is generated when the microbubbles burst, to synthesize the two-dimensional nanomaterial on an outer wall of the catalytic metal, wherein the method further comprises: dispersing the catalytic metal/two-dimensional nanomaterial in a dispersion to prepare ink; and applying the ink on a substrate and performing rapid air-sintering. Thus, the two-dimensional nanomaterial is synthesized on an outer wall of a non-noble metal having high oxidative characteristics, thereby preventing oxidation of the metal from air and increasing thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity..
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

Molding machine

A die casting machine includes a plurality of ejector pins capable of advancing and retracting together with respect to the internal portion of a die; an electric motor capable of driving the plurality of ejector pins; a position sensor capable of detecting the positions of the plurality of ejector pins; a force sensor capable of detecting the pressure which is given to the molding material inside the die by the plurality of ejector pins; a display device capable of displaying images, and a control device controlling the electric motor and display device. The control device includes a drive control part which controls the electric motor so as to generate a driving force making the plurality of ejector pins advance to the inside of the die after the start of injection and before die opening, and a display control part which controls the display device so as to display the position detected by a position sensor and the pressure detected by a force sensor along a common time axis..
Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha

Mold for injection-compression molding

A mold (1) for injection-compression molding includes a punch (2) and a matrix (3) suitable to close on the punch (2) to delimit with this an injection chamber (10) to contain the material to be injected. The matrix (3) and punch (2) are axially movable between them with respect to an axial direction (y-y) of opening/closing of the mold (1).
Uniteam Italia S.r.l.

Streamline hood and enclosure for work stations

The workstation of the present invention has a hood structure, vertical supports supporting the hood above the ground and cross supports adding strength to the structure and providing structure for mounting lights etc. The hood has at least two opposed rails, and in the disclosed embodiment four rails with each rail having a multi-purpose profile.
Robovent Products Group, Inc.

Air-blow cleaning apparatus

An air-blow cleaning apparatus proposed herein includes: a cleaning chamber; a retainer member disposed inside the cleaning chamber; an air circulator configured to generate an airflow flowing from an upside to a downside inside the cleaning chamber; and a blower configured to blow air onto a workpiece retained by the retainer member. An inner wall of the cleaning chamber has a plurality of protrusions or a plurality of recesses, and the protrusions or the recesses are provided at predetermined intervals along an up-and-down direction..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Dynamic imbalanced force generator and an actuator comprising such a generator

A dynamic imbalanced force generator includes a pair of eccentric masses and a shaft frame. The generator further includes at least one support plate of a motor arranged radially with respect to the shaft frame, and a gear system.
Hutchinson

Processes for coating the interior surfaces of nonmetal pipes

Methods and systems for providing cleaning and providing barrier coatings to interior wall surfaces of small diameter nonmetal and composite piping systems in buildings, swimming pools, underground pipes, in-slab piping systems, piping under driveways and various liquid transmission lines. An entire piping system can be cleaned in one single pass by dry particulates forced by air throughout the building piping system by an external generator, and the entire piping system can be coated in one single pass by a machine connected exterior to the piping system.
Pipe Restoration Technologies, Llc

Fluid ejection apparatus

The examples provide a fluid ejection apparatus that includes a fluid slot; a passage, a drop generator and a fluid circulation pump. The passage has an inlet connected to the fluid slot and an outlet spaced from the inlet and connected to the fluid slot.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Liquid jet discharge device and liquid jet discharge method

A liquid jet discharge device includes: a narrow tube having a tube shaped body that is open at both ends, and in which a discharge liquid being disposed therein, the discharge liquid contacting at least at an inner face of the narrow tube at a contact angle of less than 90 degrees; a container in which a transmission medium being disposed at a base side thereof where one end of the narrow tube is disposed, so as to enable pressure to be transmitted to the discharge liquid; an adjustment mechanism that causes a liquid surface of the discharge liquid inside the narrow tube and an interface of the transmission medium outside the narrow tube and inside the container to be staggered in position along an axial direction of the narrow tube; and a generation mechanism that generates a pressure wave in the transmission medium such that a liquid jet is discharged from the discharge liquid inside the narrow tube.. .
National University Corporation Tokyo University Of Agriculture And Technology

Servo operated spray machine and operating

A method of operating a plurality of machines. Each of the machines uses a servo motor and a motor drive coupled to the servo motor, and the motor drive incorporates a regenerative braking system.
Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.

An upright fire protection sprinkler

A fire protection sprinkler including a frame body having an inlet, an outlet, defining an internal passageway extending between the inlet and the outlet along a sprinkler axis. A dome shaped deflector member is centered, axially aligned with the sprinkler axis, and spaced from the outlet.
Fln Feuerloscherate Neuruppin Vertriebs Gmbh

Inflow a decanter centrifuge

An inflow apparatus includes an inlet opening for introducing a starting product into the inflow apparatus, at least one first outlet opening and one second outlet opening different from the first outlet opening for feeding the starting product from the inflow apparatus into the filling zone. The inflow apparatus additionally includes a connection device via which the inlet opening is in flow communication with the first outlet opening and with the second outlet opening.
Ferrum Ag

Additive composition for mixed metal oxide catalysts and its use in hydrocarbon conversion processes

The present invention provides an additive composition having the general formula: axbyc(1-y)dzom wherein: a is one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of group iia of the periodic table; b, c is one or more metal elements selected from the lanthanide group, series of the periodic table or yttrium; d is one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of manganese, cobalt, copper, nickel or ruthenium; x is a number defined by 0.5<x<4; y is a number defined by 0<=y<=1; z is a number defined by 2<z<6; m is a number which renders the catalyst substantially neutral. The present invention also provides a process for preparing the afore-mentioned additive composition.
Viridis Chemicals Private Limited

Method for regenerating catalysts used for production of polysulphide cooking liquors

A method of regenerating an activated carbon catalyst which is used in the production of polysulphide liquor. In the method, the catalyst is washed with a washing liquid in order to remove the sediment accumulated in the catalyst.
Andritz Oy

Method of regenerating used denitration catalyst

A used denitration catalyst is regenerated by means of a method comprising bringing the used denitration catalyst comprising titanium oxide as an essential ingredient into contact with a suspension of particles comprising manganese oxide, subjecting the resulting product to a liquid draining, and subjecting the liquid-drained product to a drying process, additionally, further comprising impregnating a solution comprising a compound containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of vanadium, molybdenum and tungsten into the denitration catalyst after the drying process, and subjecting the impregnated product to a drying treatment.. .
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Adsorbents comprising organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous materials for sorption of water or alcohol and use thereof

Provided are a water and/or alcohol adsorbent including organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous materials, and use thereof, and more particularly, a water and/or alcohol adsorbent having a high adsorption amount at a low relative humidity or partial pressure, of which desorption/regeneration is possible at a low temperature, the water and/or alcohol adsorbent including organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous materials having 0.5 to 3 mol of a hydroxyl group (oh) or a hydroxide anion group (oh−) per 1 mol of a central metal ion, and use thereof.. .
Korea Research Institute Of Chemical Technology

Ferromagnetic-particle manufacturing apparatus

A ferromagnetic-particle manufacturing apparatus includes: a single mode cavity that resonates with a microwave of a predetermined wavelength; a microwave oscillator electrically connected to the single mode cavity and configured to introduce the microwave of a predetermined wavelength into the single mode cavity; a pipe disposed to pass through an inside of the single mode cavity, the pipe being formed of a dielectric material; a pump configured to introduce, from one end of the pipe, an alkaline reaction liquid containing metal ions of a ferromagnetic metal; an impedance measuring device configured to measure an impedance of the single mode cavity; and a pump-flowrate deciding unit configured to decide, based on a measurement result of the impedance measuring device, a pump flowrate by which the impedance of the single mode cavity becomes a predetermined value or more; wherein the pump is configured to introduce the reaction liquid at the pump flowrate decided by the pump-flowrate deciding unit; and wherein ferromagnetic particles are generated by reacting the reaction liquid.. .
Dai-ichi High Frequency Co., Ltd.

Autoclave and welding thermoplastic composite parts

An autoclave for welding thermoplastic composite parts comprises a sealed process chamber, a pressure source, a microwave source and a workpiece supporting member configured to support at least two thermoplastic composite parts which contact each other in an abutting section within the process chamber. The pressure source is configured to generate positive pressure in the process chamber which is higher than an ambient pressure surrounding the process chamber while the microwave source emits microwaves towards the abutting section in order to locally melt the thermoplastic composite parts and weld them together in the region of the abutting section..
Airbus Operations Gmbh

A hydro nano-gas reactor

The hydro nano-gas reactor system generates a reactive mixture of hydrogen gas. This gas can be stored in deionized water and/or gas tubes.
Hydroatomic Inst/informationstjänst I Solna Ab

Systems and methods for generating a conductive liquid comprising deionized water with ammonia gas dissolved therein

Systems and methods are described for dissolving ammonia gas in deionized water. The system includes a deionized water source and a gas mixing device including a first inlet for receiving ammonia gas, a second inlet for receiving a transfer gas, and a mixed gas outlet for outputting a gas mixture comprising the ammonia gas and the transfer gas.
Mks Instruments, Inc.

Integrated gas separation-turbine co2 capture processes

Sweep-based gas separation processes for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from gas-fired power plants. The invention involves at least two compression steps, a combustion step, a carbon dioxide capture step, a power generate step, and a sweep-based membrane separation step.
Membrane Technology And Research, Inc.

Solid/fluid separation device and method

A solid/fluid separation module and apparatus enables treatment of solid/fluid mixtures to generate a filtered mass having a solids content above 50%. A filter unit with stacked filter plates and filter passages recessed into a face of each filter plate is provided..
Greenfield Specialty Alcohols Inc.

Solar-powered desalination system

The invention provides a desalination system comprising: a controller; a salt water tank operable to receive salt water therein; a solar collector in fluid communication with the salt water tank and adapted to receive salt water therein; a first pump operable to pump salt water from the salt water tank into the solar collector; a photovoltaic (pv) panel operable to convert incident solar energy to electrical energy, and operable to supply electrical energy to the first pump;a water condenser tank in fluid communication with the first pump and arranged to receive water vapour from the solar collector and to condense such received water vapour; and a temperature detector operable to generate a temperature signal indicative of a temperature of the solar collector, and to supply such a temperature signal to the controller,wherein the controller is arranged to receive a temperature signal from the temperature detector, and is operable to control the first pump in dependence upon such a received temperature signal, such that the first pump operates to transfer saltwater from the saltwater tank to the solar collector when the temperature signal is indicative of a predetermined temperature.. .
Epicuro Ltd

Sharing recorded gameplay

A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-d) video clip to a storage, the 2-d video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-d video clip to a social network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-d) video clip by converting the 2-d video clip to a 3-d format, the 3-d video clip being configured for viewing through an hmd; sharing, by the computer, the 3-d video clip to the social network.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Systems and methods for the real-time generation of in-game, locally accessible heatmaps

The present specification describes systems and methods for efficiently generating scaled down versions of heatmaps that can be presented in real-time to a player. Data representative of events in a video game are recorded at occurring at one or more coordinates within a virtual geographical landscape of the video game.
Activision Publishing, Inc.

Multi-player computer game apparatus with a game information display

Apparatus for the collective playing of a multi-player computer game at a single location comprising a plurality of player stations and a game information display, in which each player station comprises a primary computer processor for running a computer game program, one or more physical player interfaces for receiving manual player inputs, and a game play display screen for displaying visual graphics for a player to base player inputs upon, in which said plurality of primary computer processors are connected together in a network, and each comprises a game data sending program which sends game data over said network when the respective primary computer processor runs said computer game program, in which said game information display comprises a secondary computer processor for running a display program, which secondary computer processor is connected to said network and comprises a game data receiving program for receiving game data sent by said game data sending programs, and in which when said secondary computer processor runs said display program it generates visual game information presentations and displays them on said game information display, said visual game information presentations being determined in at least one graphical characteristic by game data received by said game data receiving program.. .
Sega Amusements International Ltd.

Configuring translation of three dimensional movement

Disclosed herein are an apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium for translating three dimensional movements. An interface is generated to permit configuration of at least one parameter for translating three dimensional movements.
Thomason Licensing

Social surfacing and messaging interactions

This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods to provide interaction messages related to in-game activities and events within a computer-implemented multiplayer online game environment. In an example embodiment, potential interactions for a user's social connections are determined, and interaction messages detailing the potential interactions are generated and displayed for the user's social connections.
Zynga Inc.

Math skill game

Described herein is a math card capture game comprising providing a plurality of players, and a deck of cards comprising at least two series of cards numbered consecutively from 1 to 10, each card bound by a face side and a back side, the face side displaying a numerical value; dealing a plurality of table cards face side up and dealing a plurality and equal number of hand cards face side down to each player; capturing cards during each player's turn by formulating an equation using at least one table card, at least one hand card and one or more available mathematical operators; discarding a hand card to be placed face side up as a table card if the player is unable to formulate an equation during the player's turn; counting captured cards for each player to determine a winner. The math card capture game may optionally include a random generator device—such as a coin, spin wheel or die—displaying a mathematical operator.
Cyphering Inc.

Blocking pad tackling dummy and method

A tackling dummy hit pad comprises an inner cushion or resilient pad having a tight-fitting durable covering, wherein the tackling dummy is generally formed into the shape of a person. The tackling dummy preferably includes a torso or main body portion with pair of shoulders extending from each side thereof, and a pair of legs extending beneath the torso portion.

Golf club heads with cavities and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with cavities and methods to manufacture golf club heads with cavities are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a golf club head comprises a body.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a rear portion, and a front portion having a face portion with a face portion thickness extending between a front surface and a back surface.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Fitness training system by which a user can create his own personalized fitness training program

A (online) fitness training system with which a user (common user, health or fitness professional) creates/generates personalized fitness training/workout programs (online). By selecting individual exercises videos out of a database.

System and personalized exercise training and coaching

A system and method that includes collecting kinematic data at an activity monitoring system coupled to a user; selecting a training activity of the user, the training activity selected from a plurality of training activity options; and processing the kinematic data in a processing mode of the selected training activity and thereby generating a set of training metrics that comprises at least one training metric.. .
Lumo Bodytech, Inc

Exercise machine reversible resistance system

An exercise machine reversible resistance system for reversing the directional force of resistance against an exercise implement before, during, or after the performance of a routine of one or more exercises. The exercise machine reversible resistance system generally includes a frame, an elongated member movably positioned upon the frame, wherein the elongated member has a first run and a second run, a resistance device that applies a resistance force to the elongated member in a single direction, an exercise implement movably connected to the frame and a clutch connected to the exercise implement.
Lagree Technologies, Inc.

Kettlebell with integrated motion sensors and kinetic charging system

A kettlebell includes sensors to collect movement data during use, a controller to track movement data, a kinetic charging circuit to charge a kettlebell battery, a network interface over which to transmit movement data to a networked device, and a user interface to display a representation of electricity generated by the kettlebell movement. The sensors include an accelerometer or a gyroscope.
Fujitsu Limited

Exercise machine resistance adjustment system

An exercise machine resistance adjustment system for providing an exerciser the ability to immediately adjust the resistance force by changing their body position on the movable carriage or end platforms. The exercise machine resistance adjustment system generally includes a frame, a carriage movably positioned on the frame, a spring connected to the carriage to apply a biasing force to the carriage, one or more left projections within the carriage adapted for a left hand of an exerciser to grasp, and one or more right projections within the carriage adapted for a right hand of an exerciser to grasp.
Lagree Technologies, Inc.

Pilates machine tension device support system

A pilates machine tension device support system for efficiently providing a tension force to a movable platform of an exercise machine. The pilates machine tension device support system generally includes a frame, a platform movably positioned upon the frame and a tension assembly connected between the frame and the platform to provide selective tension upon the platform in a first direction.
Lagree Technologies, Inc.

Methods for characterizing nonlinear fields of a high-intensity focused ultrasound source and associated systems and devices

The present technology is directed to methods for characterizing nonlinear ultrasound fields and associated systems and devices. In several embodiments, for example, a method of calculating output of a high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) device comprises treating a target site with a multi-element hifu array.
University Of Washington

Method and system of generating radiation treatment plan

The present disclosure discloses a radiation treatment plan generation method, which is applied to a therapeutic equipment comprising at least two therapeutic heads. The method comprises the steps of: acquiring images of an area of the patient with a tumor; determining a treatment target region including the tumor as a region for being irradiated with a radiation beam upon radiotherapy; obtaining a prescription dose of the treatment target, wherein the prescription dose comprises a parameter of prescription dose value that is a magnitude of a dose received by the tumor; and determining a therapeutic head, a therapeutic approach and a therapeutic drive approach suitable for irradiating the target region, based on the therapeutic target region and the prescription dose thereof..
Xi'an Cyber Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Treatment delivery control system and operation thereof

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for control of a charged particle cancer therapy system. A treatment delivery control system is used to directly control multiple subsystems of the cancer therapy system without direct communication between selected subsystems, which enhances safety, simplifies quality assurance and quality control, and facilitates programming.

Radiation therapy systems and methods

A radiation therapy system includes an accelerator and beam transport system that generates a beam of particles. The accelerator and beam transport system guides the beam on a path and into a nozzle that is operable for aiming the beam toward an object.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Scintillation array apparatus and use thereof

A scintillation material is longitudinally packaged in a circumferentially surrounding sheath, where the sheath has a lower index of refraction than the scintillation material, to form a scintillation optic or scintillation fiber optic. The scintillation material yields secondary photons upon passage of a charged particle beam, such as a positively charged residual particle beam having transmitted through a sample.

Radiation therapy patient platform

Described here are systems, devices, and methods for imaging and radiotherapy procedures. Generally, a radiotherapy system may include a radiotransparent patient platform, a radiation source coupled to a multi-leaf collimator, and a detector facing the collimator.
Reflexion Medical, Inc.

System and optogenetic therapy

Configurations are described for utilizing light-activated proteins within cell membranes and subcellular regions to assist with medical treatment paradigms, such as hypertension treatment via anatomically specific and temporally precise modulation of renal plexus activity. The invention provides for proteins, nucleic acids, vectors and methods for genetically targeted expression of light-sensitive proteins to specific cells or defined cell populations.
Circuit Therapeutics, Inc.

System and selective treatment of skin and subcutaneous fat using a single frequency dual mode radio frequency antenna device

A radio frequency system capable of selectively heating skin and subcutaneous fat tissues using a single frequency dual mode antenna device is disclosed. A detailed description and theory of operation of the antenna device are disclosed.
Crysanthe, Inc.

Inner ear therapy device and operating inner ear therapy device

An inner ear therapy device includes a magnetic field generation unit configured to generate a magnetic field toward the inner ear of a user, multiple light sources configured to irradiate multiple lights having different wavelengths toward the inner ear, and a control unit configured to control operations of the magnetic field generation unit and the multiple light sources.. .
Yonsei University Wonju Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

A device for treating skin using non-thermal plasma

The present application relates to a device for treating skin using non-thermal plasma. It comprises a housing having a skin interface electrode for application to skin during treatment, a generator for generating non-thermal plasma at the skin interface electrode; and an isolating element to isolate a region surrounding said skin interface electrode other than during treatment so that non-thermal plasma generated at the skin interface electrode within said region sterilises the skin interface electrode..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Patient remote and associated methods of use with a nerve stimulation system

A neurostimulation system having an external or an implantable pulse generator programmed to innervate a specific nerve or group of nerves in a patient through an electrode as a mode of treatment, having a patient remote that wirelessly communicates with the pulse generator to increase stimulation, decrease stimulation, and provide indications to a patient regarding the status of the neurostimulation system. The patient remote can allow for adjustment of stimulation power within a clinically effective range and for turning on and turning off the pulse generator.
Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

Energy transfer control adapted to a medical device system

A method of transmitting wireless energy from an external energy transmitting device placed externally to a human body to an internal energy receiver placed internally in the human body. The method comprises applying to the external transmitting device electrical pulses from a first electric circuit to transmit the wireless energy, the electrical pulses having leading and trailing edges, varying the lengths of first time intervals between successive leading and trailing edges of the electrical pulses and/or the lengths of second time intervals between successive trailing and leading edges of the electrical pulses.

Method and controlling spinal cord stimulation to treat hypertension

An example of a system for modulating blood pressure may include a blood pressure monitoring circuit, a blood pressure modulation device, and a control circuit. The blood pressure monitoring circuit may be configured to sense signals and generate one or more blood pressure parameters indicative of the blood pressure and/or a vascular resistance and one or more activity parameters indicative of an activity level and/or a postural change using the sensed signals.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Cochlear implant system for processing multiple sound source information

According to an embodiment, a cochlear implant system is disclosed. The system includes an input unit, a filterbank, a processing unit and an implant.
Oticon Medical A/s

Method for treating a patient having a pelvic floor dysfunction or overactive bladder disorder

A method to treat a patient having a pelvic floor dysfunction or overactive bladder disorder by establishing a neurostimulator having a processor and an electrical signal generator to generate a stimulation signal. The processor is set to one or more parameters effective in the treating of the patient's pelvic disorder or dysfunction including overactive bladder disorder when the stimulation signal is applied to a saphenous nerve of the patient.
The Governing Council Of The University Of Toronto

Non-invasive skin treatment device using r.f. electrical current with a treatment settings determiner

The invention provides a non-invasive skin treatment device (100) comprising an r.f. Treatment electrode (10); a return electrode (40); an r.f.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Stimulation device and transcutaneous electrical stimulation

A device for transcutaneous electrical stimulation is provided. The device comprises circuitry configured to generate transcutaneous stimulation signals.
Gi Therapies Pty Ltd

Fixation sleeve equipped leadless pulse generator

A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Treatment of phantom limb syndrome and other sequelae of physical injury

Methods, systems and devices that provide a therapeutic solution to alleviate the pain and discomfort of phantom limb syndrome are disclosed. The methods and systems of the present invention generally comprise capturing data from recording devices operably coupled to a processor and/or computing device, the recording devices configured to capture data associated with intact portions of a missing limb, one or more intact limbs and/or portions of the environment surrounding the missing limb, identifying the data captured, generating a three-dimensional virtual image of the missing limb and the surrounding environment from the data captured, and displaying the three-dimensional virtual image and the portions of the surrounding environment to the amputee such that the missing limb appears intact.

Methods and systems for neural stimulation via auditory stimulation

Systems and methods of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for treating cognitive dysfunction in a subject in need thereof. The system can include a neural stimulation system that receives an indication of an ambient audio signal detected by a microphone.
Cognito Therapeutics, Inc.

Endotracheal tube and use thereof

The present disclosure relates generally to an endotracheal tube and to a method of using such a device. One embodiment of the device includes an inflatable balloon having at least a portion of its surface covered with a super-hydrophobic coating.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Monitoring the degradation of a component of a patient interface device

A pressure support system for delivering a flow of breathing gas to a patient includes a pressure generating base unit including a gas flow generator and a controller, a patient interface device for delivering the flow of breathing gas to the airway of the patient, and a degradation monitor apparatus including a control unit and an indicator apparatus. The controller is structured to generate data indicative of a degradation metric based on use of the pressure support system and to communicate the data indicative of the degradation metric to the degradation monitor apparatus.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Filtering needle provided with rotationally cuttable and removable intake tube and filtering syringe

Provided are a filtering needle, which has a rotationally cuttable and removable intake tube coupled thereto, and a filtering syringe using same. The present invention relates to a filtering needle, which overcomes the shortcoming of a conventional filtering syringe in which while the conventional filtering syringe performs a filtering intake and the discharge of an injectable solution using one needle, glass fragments, which do not flow deeply into the inner channel of a filter but remain between the needle and the filter, are introduced into a human body via the needle during an injection, the filtering needle being characterized in that while an intake part (20) provided with an intake tube, which is slightly larger than the needle, and capable of being spirally cut is placed over a needle part (10) and then rotationally removed therefrom, a connecting tube (24) inside the intake part and embedded in an inlet (16) comes out and simultaneously interlocks with a rotary plate plug (14) of the needle part, thereby closing the inlet (16) connected to the filter (15) and opening an outlet (17) connected to the needle (11).

Drug delivery systems with sealed and sterile fluid paths and methods of providing the same

The present disclosure relates generally to the field of drug delivery. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a drug delivery system that includes a sealed and sterile fluid path attached to a drug-loaded container.
Insulet Corporation

Injection protocol generating apparatus, injection apparatus and imaging system with generating apparatus, injection protocol generating method and injection protocol generating program

When imaging an imaging subject, a pixel value is maintained in a state of small fluctuation of the pixel value over an entire expected duration. A generation device includes: an imaging information acquiring unit acquiring information of an imaging site of an imaging subject; a subject information acquiring unit acquiring information of the imaging subject; and a protocol generation unit generating an injection protocol for a contrast medium based on the information of the imaging site and the information of the imaging subject, wherein the protocol generation unit generates the injection protocol including a first phase in which an injection rate decreases with a first acceleration, and a second phase which follows the first phase and in which the injection rate decreases with a second acceleration, and the injection rate at a start of the second phase is higher than the injection rate at an end of the first phase..
Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.

Neurotrophic factor carrier, producing the same, and regenerating a nerve using the same

The present invention relates to a neurotrophic factor carrier, particularly to a neurotrophic factor carrier wherein the neurotrophic factor is contained in a porous nerve conduit having micropores formed in microchannels, a method for preparing the same and a method for regenerating a nerve using the same, wherein the neurotrophic factor carrier prepared according to the present invention is applicable to in-vitro and in-vivo researches on nerves.. .
Dankook University Cheonan Campus Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation

Compositions and methods for treating and preventing tissue injury and disease

The present invention provides novel compositions comprising multipotent cells or microvascular tissue, wherein the cells or tissue has been sterilized and/or treated to inactivated viruses, and related methods of using these compositions to treat or prevent tissue injury or disease in an allogeneic subject.. .
Microvascular Tissues, Inc.

Injectable composition for in-situ repair and regeneration of an injured ligament or tendon and methods of use

The invention provides an injectable composition and method for the minimally invasive, in-situ repair and regeneration of an injured ligament or tendon in a mammalian subject. The composition is also useful for the delivery of growth factors, therapeutic agents and cells into the area of tendon or ligament injury..
The United States Gorvermment As Represented By The Department Of Veterans Affairs

Flowable tissue compositions with enhanced buoyancy properties containing antibiotics and derivatives thereof

Disclosed are compositions of matter, protocols, and treatment means for generation of tissues capable of administration in a flowable manner through contain with one or more antibiotics, or derivatives of said antibiotics. In one embodiment the invention provides the treatment of morselized amniotic membranes with antibiotics in a manner as to increase buoyancy of morselized components of said amniotic membranes in order to prevent gravity based accumulation of said morselized tissue.

Materials and methods for tissue regeneration

The invention provides materials presenting a biologically active matrix comprising a physiological fibrillar fibronectin network, such as implantable constructs, and their use for modulating cell behaviour and fate, including cell growth, proliferation and/or differentiation, such as for promoting tissue regeneration, for example, bone regeneration or vascularization. Also provided are constructs presenting a biologically active matrix comprising a physiological fibrillar fibronectin network for sustaining growth of stem cells or maintaining stem cells (maintaining stemness)..
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Antibacterial nanofibres

Antibacterial nanofibres and methods for their preparation are described. Antibacterial nanofibres include as-spun alginate nanofibres treated with silver to generate silver-alginate nanofibres.
Convatec Technologies Inc.

Air germicidal device

An air germicidal treatment device and system for removing or eliminating unwanted pathogens or bacteria in an airstream is shown. The device or system has a removable irradiation chamber that divides an interior area of the device into an air pre-chamber area, an air post-chamber area and an irradiation area therebetween.
Aerobiotix, Inc.

Ultraviolet diffusive illumination

A solution for generating ultraviolet diffusive radiation is provided. A diffusive ultraviolet radiation illuminator includes at least one ultraviolet radiation source located within a reflective cavity that includes a plurality of surfaces.
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.

Targeting macula densa cells as a new therapeutic approach for kidney disease

There is no specific cure for chronic kidney disease (ckd), which affects one in every ten adults. The unmet medical need has created significant interest in regenerative therapeutic approaches.
University Of Southern California

Influenza nucleic acid molecules and vaccines therefrom

Provided herein are nucleic acid sequences that encode novel consensus amino acid sequences of ha hemagglutinin, as well as genetic constructs/vectors and vaccines expressing the sequences. Also provided herein are methods for generating an immune response against one or more influenza a serotpyes using the vaccines that are provided..
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Immunization of avians by administration of non-replicating vectored vaccines

The present invention relates generally to the fields of immunology and vaccine technology. More specifically, the invention relates to recombinant human adenovirus vectors for delivery of avian immunogens and antigens, such as avian influenza into avians.
Auburn University

Immunogenic and vaccine compositions for use against bordetella bronchiseptica infection

The present invention in certain embodiments generally relates to an immunogenic composition comprising bordetella sp. Adenylate cyclase toxin (cyaa) for use in treating bordetella bronchiseptica infections in non-human animals.
Cyanimal Ip

Vaccine composition for treating or preventing shigellosis

The present invention relates to a shigella strain, of which the surface exposure of a protective antigen existing on a cellular membrane is increased due to the destruction of a wzy gene of shigella sp., and to a vaccine composition for treating or preventing shigellosis, containing the mutant shigella strain as an active ingredient. The shigella strain of the present invention has a cell wall with a reduced thickness since a gene encoding a protein necessary for polymerization of the o-saccharide antigen is deleted, and as a result, membrane antigens including protein antigens commonly existing in different shigella spp.
International Vaccine Institute

Early cancer detection and enhanced immunotherapy

A method of therapy for a tumor or other pathology by administering a combination of thermotherapy, immunotherapy, and vaccination optionally combined with gene delivery. The combination therapy beneficially treats the tumor and prevents tumor recurrence, either locally or at a different site, by boosting the patient's immune response both at the time or original therapy and/or for later therapy.

Cmlck gene transfer

The invention relates to compositions and methods for cmlck gene transfer. In some aspects, the invention provides compositions and methods for treating advanced heart failure in a subject by cmlck gene transfer, in particular, by administering to a subject an effective amount of a polynucleotide vector that encodes a cmlck protein, expressing the cmlck protein from the polynucleotide vector in the heart cells of the subject, and improving ventricular function of the heart.
Zensun (shanghai) Science & Technology, Co., Ltd.

Artificial sebum film and producing same

A method for producing an artificial sebum film is provided with in raw material component and relative ratio, 78.4%-2% of triglyceride, 1%-15% of wax and ester, 20%-35% of squalane, 0.1%-7% of free fatty acid, 0.1%-6% of phospholipid, 0.1%-10% of cholesterol ester, 0.1%-10% of cholesterol, 0.1%-10% of antioxidant and 0.1%-5% of cellular activity regulator. The invention modifies the proportion of raw material composition of the artificial sebum film to reduce the negative effect generated by oxidation, and increase the proportion of squalane, so that the skin under high pollution can restore to the normal equilibrium state.

Use of botanical extracts for improving brain health through enhanced neurogenesis

The present invention relates generally to a method for improving brain health by orally administering a botanical extract composition in an amount effective to promote the neurogenesis process. More particularly, the present invention relates to using spearmint (mentha spicata l.) extracts in order to increase the rate of neurogenesis..
Kemin Industries, Inc.

Oncolytic hsv1 vector and methods of use

Malignant tumors that are resistant to conventional therapies represent significant therapeutic challenges. An embodiment of the present invention provides a second generation oncolytic virus rqnestin34.5v2 with less toxicity that is more effective at selective killing target cells, such as tumor cells.
The Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc.

Dietary supplement

An oral composition comprising at least one probiotic bacteria selected from the genera: lactobacillus, bifidobacterium, and bacillus, and ferric pyrophosphate.. .
Nestec S.a.

Methods of treating neurodegenerative disorders

A method of treating a mammal with one of a central nervous system injury and a neurodegenerative disorder comprising isolating, culturing, and generating neural progenitor cells from a mammalian placenta, and transplanting the placenta derived neural progenitor cells into a brain of the mammal.. .
Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College

Treatment of pain using placental stem cells

Provided herein are methods of treatment of an individual having pain, e.g., neuropathic pain, comprising administering to the individual a therapeutically effective amount of tissue culture plastic adherent placental stem cells (pdac™).. .
Anthrogenesis Corporation

Composition comprising myoblasts for tumor growth inhibition and prevention of cancer cell metastasis by implantation

The invention is directed to a composition having a quantum of genetically normal non-host myoblasts and host serum, wherein the composition is adapted to induce myoblast proliferation. The invention is also directed to a composition for use as a medicament and a composition for use in inhibiting growth of a cancer tumor in a host and/or preventing cancer cells from metastasis in a host..

Treatment of cachexia using stem cells and products thereof

The current invention teaches the use of cells possessing regenerative properties, tissues associated with said cells possessing regenerative properties, and products derived from cells possessing regenerative properties for the treatment of cachexia. In one embodiment, cancer or hiv associated cachexia is treated by administration of tissues possessing regenerative cells that have been modified to allow for administration in a manner which is intravenous, subcutaneous or intramuscular while retaining properties associated with cellular regeneration..
Creative Medical Health, Llc

Kai1 protein controlling cell cycle of hematopoietic stem cell, and use thereof

Provided is a kai1 protein controlling the cell cycle of a hematopoietic stem cell and a use thereof, and more specifically, a composition including a kai1(cd82) polypeptide or a gene encoding the same for controlling the cell cycle of a hematopoietic stem cell, or a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating blood tumors. Further provided, kai1(cd82) is expressed only in a hematopoietic stem cell (lt-hsc) which is the uppermost stem cell in the hierarchy of the hematopoietic stem cell, can obtain an lt-hsc with high purity using the kai1, and thus can inhibit various side effects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation by transplanting only an lt-hsc with high purity.
Seoul National University R & Db Foundation

Process for removing growth factors from platelets

In vitro and in vivo application of sub-atmospheric, negative pressure on growth factor starting material, such as whole blood, extracts growth factors from the platelet granules of the growth factor starting material in a non-destructive medium without activating the clotting process. The extracted growth factors are released into a growth factor composition containing blood plasma, extracellular fluid or interstitial fluid depending upon the type and location of the growth factor starting material.
Pgfx Patent Holdings, Llc

Genetically-modified cells comprising a modified human t cell receptor alpha constant region gene

Disclosed herein is a genetically-modified cell comprising in its genome a modified human t cell receptor alpha constant region gene, wherein the cell has reduced cell-surface expression of the endogenous t cell receptor. The present disclosure further relates to methods for producing such a genetically-modified cell, and to methods of using such a cell for treating a disease in a subject..
Precision Biosciences, Inc.

Therapeutic ozone agent and treatment

The use of a medical therapeutic ozone agent in vivo to treat a variety of disorders including, but not limited to hypoxic conditions, autoimmune disease, fibrotic disease, inflammatory disease, neurodegenerative disease, infectious disease, lung disease, heart and vascular disease, metabolic disease, and cancer, wherein the therapeutic ozone agent is administered in a therapeutically effective amount, which can convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, thereby treating or preventing the disease in a patient.. .

Deoxynucleoside therapy for diseases caused by unbalanced nucleotide pools including mitochondrial dna depletion syndromes

The invention relates generally to a pharmacological therapy for human genetic diseases, specifically those characterized by unbalance nucleotide pools, more specifically mitochondrial dna depletion syndromes, and more specifically, thymidine kinase 2 (tk2) deficiency. The pharmacological therapy involves the administration of at least one deoxynucleoside, or mixtures thereof.
Fundació Hospital Universitari Vall D'hebron-institut De Recerca

Biheteroaryl compounds and uses thereof

The present invention provides for compounds of formula i-i and embodiments and salts thereof for the treatment of diseases (e.g., neurodegenerative diseases). R1, r2, r3, x1, x2, a and cy variable in formula i-i all have the meaning as defined herein..
Genentech, Inc.

Combination of laquinimod and pridopidine for treating neurodegenerative disorders, in particular huntington's disease

This invention provides a method of treating a patient afflicted with a neurodegenerative disorder, e.g., huntington's disease (hd), comprising administering to the patient laquinimod as an add-on therapy to or in combination with pridopidine. This invention also provides a package and a pharmaceutical composition comprising laquinimod and pridopidine for treating a patient afflicted with a neurodegenerative disorder, e.g., hd.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Treatment of cns disorders associated with mutations in genes encoding lysosomal enzymes

Described is a method for treating an individual having a neurological disorder with an associated mutation or mutations in a gene encoding a lysosomal enzyme. Specifically, the individual is administered a specific pharmacological chaperone for the lysosomal enzyme which increases trafficking of the protein from the er to the lysosome in neural cells, with or without concomitantly increasing enzyme activity in neural cells.
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Cyp450 lipid metabolites reduce inflammation and angiogenesis

Methods for reducing angiogenesis, inflammation, and vascular permeability in a subject by administering an epoxymetabolite of docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and eicosapentaenoic acid (epa), e.g., as listed in table a, e.g., one or both of 17,18-epoxyeicosatetraenoic acid (eeq) and 19,20-epoxydocosapentaenoic acid (edp), e.g., for the treatment of conditions associated with inflammation or excess angiogenesis or neovascularization, including age-related macular degeneration, cancer, stroke, and arthritis.. .
Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary

Methods for targeted in vitro and in vivo drug delivery to mammalian cells via bacterially derived intact minicells

A composition comprising intact minicells that contain a drug molecule is useful for targeted drug delivery. One targeted drug delivery method employs bispecific ligands, comprising a first arm that carries specificity for a bacterially derived minicell surface structure and a second arm that carries specificity for a mammalian cell surface receptor, to target drug-loaded minicells to specific mammalian cells and to cause endocytosis of the minicells by the mammalian cells.
Engeneic Molecular Delivery Pty Ltd.

Degradable microparticles for protein and small molecule delivery

The invention relates to a microparticle platform and pharmaceutical compositions capable of recruiting pro-regenerative cells to and/or reducing inflammation at the site of muscle, joint, tendon, and/or ligament damage. The invention further relates to methods of treating muscle, joint, tendon, and/or ligament damage comprising administering the microparticles or pharmaceutical compositions comprising the microparticles..
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Laser eye surgery system

A method for laser eye surgery that accommodates patient movement includes: generating a first and a second electromagnetic radiation beam, the second beam configured to modify eye tissue; propagating the first beam to a scanner along a an optical path length that changes in response to eye movement; focusing the first beam to a first focal point within the eye; scanning the first focal point at different locations within the eye; propagating a portion of the first beam reflected from the first focal point location back along the variable optical path to a sensor; generating an intensity signal indicative of the intensity of the portion of the reflected first beam; propagating the second beam to the scanner along the variable optical path; focusing the second beam to a second focal point and scanning the second focal point to create an incision in the cornea of the eye.. .
Optimedica Corporation

Custom spinal orthosis, methodology and wear compliance

A system, device and methodology for treatment of spinal deformities is provided. Characteristics associated with a patient with a spinal deformity are analyzed and recorded.
Osteodirit, Inc.

Spinal implants for rotationally adjusting vertebrae

A spinal implant adapted to be positioned within a disc space between adjacent vertebrae includes a first intradiscal element, a second intradiscal element, and a coupling mechanism. The first and second intradiscal elements include respective first and second outer surfaces adapted to be positioned adjacent an endplate of respective first and second adjacent vertebrae.
Nuvasive, Inc.

Dental prosthesis with a multipart design, and for producing same

The dental prosthesis can be generated preferably using a mold system consisting of at least one first and a second negative mold, and the second negative mold is shaped so as to form a second cavity, either both negative molds consist of at least two parts or the first negative mold is a single part and has an opening for the admission of light or ir radiation.. .

Medical device anchoring

Techniques, systems and apparatus for anchoring a therapy delivery device within a body portal are disclosed. An anchoring apparatus may comprise a first part comprising an outer sidewall and opposing grip surfaces.
Medtronic, Inc.

Robotic catheter device cartridge

A robotic catheter device cartridge may include a finger or a slider block generally disposed in a channel and engaged with a steering wire. The steering wire may control movement of a component having the steering wire engaged thereto when the finger or the slider block is linearly driven in a predetermined direction.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Soft tissue balancing in articular surgery

Systems and methods may be used to perform robot-aided surgery. A system may include a display device and a computing device including a memory device with instructions.

Implant and delivery system for neural stimulator

An apparatus is provided including an implantable neural stimulator which is advanced through a greater palatine canal to a sphenopalatine ganglion (spg) of a subject and has an implant-impedance-sensing electrode. The apparatus further includes an auxiliary impedance-sensing electrode and first and second wires, electrically coupled respectively to the implant-impedance-sensing and auxiliary-impedance-sensing electrodes.
Brainsgate Ltd.

Intra-procedural accuracy feedback for image-guided biopsy

A feedback system for instrument guidance includes a feedback guidance module (122) configured to detect an instrument in a realtime image and generate feedback under a detected event for aligning or guiding the instrument. An image generation module (148) is configured to generate a projected guideline in the image.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Method and system for verifying panoramic images of implants

A pre-planning interface displaying step of a method for verifying panoramic images of implants is for displaying a picture, a menu and a cursor on a screen. An implant trajectory pattern adding step is for moving the cursor to select an implant adding item by a user and then generating the implant trajectory pattern in the picture.
Intai Technology Corp.

An optical system

The present application relates to an optical system (1) comprising a light beam generator (10) configured to generate a light beam (2) and direct it along an optical path (3), an optical element (19, 24) in said optical path (3) and on which said light beam (2) is incident for redirecting said light beam (2), a sensor (4, 5) attached to said optical element (19, 24), the sensor (4, 5) being configured to generate information indicative of a characteristic of said light beam (2) that is incident on said optical element (19, 24), and a controller (6) configured to adjust one or more characteristics of said optical system (1) in dependence on the information generated by said sensor (4, 5).. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Distraction osteogenesis system

One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a system for distraction osteogenesis of long bones. Selectively adjustable drive magnets disposed in the system can be used to distract the device.
Austen Bioinnovation Institute In Akron

Pressure sensing of irrigant backpressure for aligning directional medical devices with target tissue

The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for aligning directionally operable medical devices with and upon target tissue. In particular, the instant disclosure relates to systems and methods for aligning medical devices such as directional ablation catheters to and upon target tissue by monitoring irrigant backpressure..
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Glenoid resurfacing system and method

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for repairing an articular surface. A guide pin may be secured to an articular surface of a glenoid, wherein the guide pin defines a working axis and the working axis is positioned at an angle α relative to the articular surface, wherein angle α is less than or equal to 90 degrees.
Arthrosurface Incorporated

Use of epineural sheath grafts for neural regeneration and protection

Described herein is conduit material that causes minimal inflammatory reaction, and serves as a structural guide for regenerating nerve tissue (e.g., axons). Thus, the invention is directed to methods of treating a nerve injury in an individual in need thereof.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Tissue fixation and closure suture articles and suture placement devices

The present invention includes a suture article and a suture placement device adapted to insert into opposing tissue surfaces the anchors of a suture article having anchors on its terminal ends, the device comprising in general terms: (a) an optional handle portion; (b) an insertion portion extending from the handle having a distal end comprising anchor-directing portions that diverge from one another so as to form a v-shape, adapted to releasably engage the anchors; and (c) a hollow cinching cannula/suture conduit slidingly engaged by the handle portion so as to be moveable between a position relatively nearer the handle and a position relatively nearer the insertion portion distal end.. .
Tack Surgical, Llc

Imaging wire positioning

The imaging system includes a wire, a second signal transmission unit and a computer system. At least one first signal transmission unit is disposed on the wire which is configured to enter a blood vessel in a human body.
Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

Medical image diagnostic apparatus

According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a holding device, a driving unit, a first encoder, a second encoder, and processing circuitry. The holding device holds an x-ray generator and an x-ray detector such that the x-ray generator and the x-ray detector are rotatable.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Medical imaging apparatus and controlling the same

A medical imaging apparatus may include an image processor configured to generate an image based on data acquired by an x-ray detector, wherein the image processor determines a magnitude of a noise signal of a scout image of an object, determines a physical quantity of the object corresponding to the determined magnitude of the noise signal, determines an energy value of a monochromatic image by comparing the determined physical quantity of the object and a preset reference physical quantity, and generates the monochromatic image corresponding to the determined energy value.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Radiological apparatus particularly for veterinary use

A radiological apparatus, particularly for veterinary use, includes a supporting base frame that defines a supporting surface for a patient to be radiographed, substantially radiolucent, and elements of obtaining radiographic images. The apparatus includes at least one assembly for emitting/receiving x-rays that can be moved manually with respect to the supporting base frame, along at least two directions of movement that are substantially perpendicular to each other and substantially parallel to the supporting surface.
Skanray Europe S.r.l.

System for determining tissue density values using polychromatic x-ray absorptiometry

Provided are computer-implemented methods of determining tissue composition by polychromatic absorptiometry. The methods include acquiring a raw intensity image of a tissue comprising dense tissue and adipose tissue.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Method and optimizing blocking grating for cone beam ct image scattering correction

A method and apparatus for optimizing a blocking grating for cone beam ct image scattering correction, wherein the method comprises: scanning a blocking grating to establish a swinging model thereof; setting initial coordinates of the blocking grating along a longitudinal direction of a detector in an initial projection, and establishing an objective function between cbct image data missing voxel values and the coordinates of the blocking grating along the longitudinal direction of the detector according to the swinging model; minimizing the objective function with a mesh-adaptive direct search algorithm to generate optimized coordinates of the blocking grating along the longitudinal direction of the detector. The present disclosure proposes a brand new scattering correction method not requiring any source compensation, performs a mathematical optimization modeling of the data missing caused by the blocking grating in the image domain, quantitatively evaluates the influence on the reconstructed image by a blocker, solves a geometric optimal structure of the blocker using a mesh-adaptive direct search algorithm, and lays a solid theory foundation for the scattering correction method based on the blocker measurement..
Shenzhen Institutes Of Advanced Technology

X-ray detector and x-ray imaging apparatus having the same

Disclosed herein is an x-ray detector having impact resistance and an x-ray imaging apparatus including the same. The x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray source configured to generate x-rays and emit the generated x-rays and an x-rays detector configured to detect the x-rays emitted by the x-ray source.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for reducing radiation dose in ct

A low-dose ct imaging system and method that operates according to a pulsed x-ray emission scheme according to a predefined sequence of rotation angles of the x-ray source, along with image reconstruction algorithms to achieve high spatial and temporal resolution for ct scans. The systems and methods involve high speed switching (on the order of milliseconds) to generate pulsed exposure of x-ray radiation to the patient, reducing radiation dose by 4-8 fold, or more..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Determining an early warning score based on wearable device measurements

A method and systems for determining an early warning score for a health status of a patient are provided. An example method includes acquiring, during a predetermined time period via sensors integrated into a wearable device worn on a wrist of the patient, initial values of medical parameters of patient.
Chronisense Medical Ltd.

System and methods of processing accelerometer signals

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a method of monitoring a patient comprising generating an accelerometer signal of a patient via a patient medical device and capturing and sampling the accelerometer signal at a sampling rate that utilizes non-regular timing intervals. Embodiments further describe a patient medical device comprising sensors for monitoring an accelerometer signal of a patient and circuitry for sampling the accelerometer signal at a sampling rate that utilizes non-regular timing intervals.
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.

Medication adherence and/or counterfeit detection wearable electronic device

A system to determine medication adherence may include a chemical marker sensor, a verification sensor, and a processor. The chemical marker sensor may be configured to detect one or more markers in sweat vapor of a user.
Striiv, Inc

Vocal monitoring and biofeedback device

A vocal dosimeter receives a first set of sensor data as sensor outputs through a sensor array including an acoustic sensor, a piezoelectric sensor, and an accelerometer. The dosimeter generates normalized sensor waveforms by filtering for an amplitude range from the quadratic mean of each individual raw sensor waveform through control of a first band-pass filter, and operates laryngeal activity detection to configure a vocalization filter with a vocalization threshold within a vocalization analysis window.
Washington State University

Delivering and/or receiving fluids

The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject.
Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.

Detecting device

A detecting device for detecting physiological parameters of a biological tissue includes a light source, at least one light detector, a package, an outer cover, and an optical microstructure. The light source is configured to emit a first beam and a second beam.
Taiwan Biophotonic Corporation

Tissue profile wellness monitor

A tissue profile wellness monitor measures a physiological parameter, generates a tissue profile, defines limits and indicates when the tissue profile exceeds the defined limits. The physiological parameter is responsive to multiple wavelengths of optical radiation after attenuation by constituents of pulsatile blood flowing within a tissue site.
Masimo Corporation

Device and generating calibration factors for use in determining biological indicator levels in tissue

Optical-electronic device configured to generate a calibration factor for use in determining optical density. The device includes at least one emitter configured to emit light, a detector configured to receive light and transmit data representative of the received light and a processor coupled to the at least one emitter and the detector.
Bsx Athletics

Medical evaluation system and method using sensors in mobile devices

A medical evaluation system includes an i/o module, a processing module, and an analysis module. The i/o module receives sensory data obtained by a motion sensor disposed in a mobile device carried by a patient at least when the patient is in a non-clinical environment.
Northwestern University

Electrophysiology mapping with echo probe data

An electrophysiology mapping system utilizes multiple surface electrodes on a body of a patient for visualization of internal bodily structures, and especially cardiac structures. Some such systems can further utilize a magnetic field source adjacent to the patient for internal bodily structure visualization.

System and generating electrophysiology maps

A method of generating an electrophysiology map of a portion of a patient's anatomy includes receiving a plurality of electrophysiology data points, each including an associated electrophysiological signal. A template electrophysiology data point and one or more unwanted electrophysiology data points are selected from the plurality of electrophysiology data points.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Device for identifying the site of cardiac arrhythmias

The device for locating cardiac arrhythmias comprises a three-dimensional reconstruction of the patient's torso and a number of surface electrodes, wherein the three-dimensional reconstruction of the patient's torso is generated through a number of images obtained by means of at least one camera. In particular, the device comprises elements for locating the surface electrodes, which detect the position of the electrodes with respect to the patient's torso, and data processing elements that generate, on the basis of the three-dimensional reconstruction and the position of the electrodes, a surface electrocardiographic map, and said surface electrocardiographic map has a number of data corresponding to readings of the surface electrodes related to areas of the three-dimensional reconstruction..
Universitat Politecnica De Valencia

Vital monitoring device, system, and method

The present disclosure generally relates to a portable vital monitoring system and a method for monitoring an individual's vitals using a portable vital monitoring system. The portable vital monitoring system includes a stand-alone portable vital monitoring device that allows the individual to detect or measure the individual's vitals.
Avidcor, Inc.

Ulcer detection apparatus and method with varying thresholds

A method determines the emergence of an ulcer or a pre-ulcer on at least one foot of a patient provides one or more processors and a modality for receiving at least one foot. The method generates, using a plurality of temperature sensors, discrete temperature data values after receipt of the at last one foot.
Podimetrics, Inc.

Photoacoustic image generation apparatus and insert

There are provided a photoacoustic image generation apparatus and an insert that separately acquire both positional information and surrounding environment information of the insert. A puncture needle is at least partially inserted into a subject.
Fujifilm Corporation

Method for registering pre-operative images of a subject to an ultrasound treatment space

Systems and methods for registering pre-operative medical images, such as computed tomography (“ct”) images, to the coordinate space of an ultrasound treatment system are provided. The registration is generally based on minimizing distances between locations associated with an anatomical feature, as identified from the medical images, and spherical surfaces defined by time-of-flight measurements for ultrasound data acquired from the anatomical feature by transducer elements.
Sunnybrook Research Institute

Device for measuring intra-ocular pressure

A device for non-invasive determination of intra-ocular pressure comprising a pressure chamber with a flexible membrane for engaging with the cornea of a subject's eye and a strain gauge, wherein the pressure chamber may be internally pressurised and thereby exerts a pressure via the membrane upon both the cornea and the strain gauge to that result in a deflection of the cornea and strains being generated at the strain gauge, which, in turn, enable to establish a correlation between inter ocular pressure and strains.. .

Image pickup device, microscope image pickup system, and endoscope image pickup system

Provided is a medical imaging device comprising: a color separation prism that has a dichroic film configured to split light into first light belonging to a visible light wavelength band and second light belonging to a fluorescence wavelength band; a fluorescence image sensor that is provided at an output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the second light belonging to the fluorescence wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; a visible light image sensor that is provided at the output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the first light belonging to the visible light wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; and a bandpass filter that is disposed between the color separation prism and the fluorescence image sensor, wherein the fluorescence image sensor and the visible light image sensor are arranged such that an optical path difference between an optical path length of a fluorescence optical path for the second light imaged on the fluorescence image sensor via the color separation prism and an optical path length of a visible light optical path for the first light imaged on the visible light image sensor via the color separation prism corresponds to an amount of a shift between a fluorescence imaging position and a visible light imaging position, the shift being generated by an imaging lens positioned at an input side of the color separation prism, and wherein the fluorescence imaging position is an imaging position of filtered second light, which results from passing the second light through the bandpass tiller, such that tlic amoiuu of shifl is based on the filtered second light.. .
Sony Corporation

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion part having a bending part; an observation unit; an operation unit configured to operate the bending part; a driving mechanism configured to generate a driving force used to drive the bending part; a control unit configured to control the driving mechanism; and a display unit configured to display a visual field image acquired by the observation unit, wherein the control unit has a normal mode and a lock-on mode as control modes, and the control unit is configured to stop an automatic driving of the bending part temporarily and allow the operation unit to perform a resetting of an interested position when an output from the operation unit exceeds a predetermined threshold value, and resume the automatic driving on the basis of the updated interested position when an output from the operation unit satisfies a predetermined termination condition during the lock-on mode.. .
Olympus Corporation

Pump for regenerating a decalcifying device of a dishwashing machine

A pump for regenerating a decalcifying device of a dishwasher. The pump brings about a flow of regenerating brine in a chamber containing substances with water-softening properties of a decalcifying device of a dishwashing machine.
Bitron S.p.a.

Cleaning device

A vacuum cleaner comprises a housing and a motor fan assembly arranged to generate an air flow. A detachable dirt container is mountable to the housing; the dirt container having a dirty air inlet in fluid communication with the motor fan assembly.
Black & Decker Inc.

Cleaning device

A vacuum cleaner comprises a housing and a motor fan assembly arranged to generate an air flow. A detachable dirt container is mountable to the housing and the dirt container has a dirty air inlet in fluid communication with the motor fan assembly.
Black & Decker Inc.

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner comprising: a housing; a motor fan assembly arranged to generate an air flow; a dirt container in fluid communication with a dirty air inlet and the motor fan assembly; a moveable dirt compactor mounted in the dirt container and moveable between a stowed position and a dirt compacting position wherein the moveable dirt compactor is closer to one end of the dirt container in the dirt compacting position than in the stowed position, wherein the movable dirt compactor is shaped so as to allow dirt within the dirt container located on one side of the dirt compactor to pass to the other side of the dirt compactor; and a detector switch coupled to the moveable dirt compactor, the detector switch configured to open an electrical circuit and interrupt power supplied to the motor fan assembly when the moveable dirt compactor moves towards the dirt compacting position and urges dirt towards the one end of the dirt container.. .
Black & Decker Inc.

Cleaning device

A vacuum cleaner comprises: a housing and a motor fan assembly mounted in the housing, the motor fan assembly arranged to generate an air flow. A removable dirt container is mountable on the housing and in fluid communication with a dirty air inlet and the motor fan assembly.
Black & Decker Inc.

Processor

In order to provide a processor in which a reception space occupied by a body thereof may be decreased when it is not used, a container may be mounted on and detached from the body without being hindered, visibility of an inner portion of the container may be improved, and noise generated at the time of an operation may be decreased, a soundproofing cover is mounted on the body so as to cover the container, is detachable from the body to be completely separated from the body, and has an internal space closed by closure of an opening of one end thereof by the body. One end portion of a first vacuum tube is disposed to be exposed to an upper surface of the body and is connected to one end portion of a second vacuum tube..
Nuc Electronics Co., Ltd.

Cooking vessel cover device

In some embodiments, a cooking vessel cover device may include a body with a perimeter, upper surface, and lower surface. The body may be made from a flexible material so that portions of the body may flex to allow the device to move between the closed position and the open position.

Squeezable container

The present invention generally relates to the field of squeezable containers for dispensing two condiments. The invention, particularly relates to a squeezable container for dispensing two condiments/sauces, such as ketchup and mustard on to edible articles, at the same time.

Smart surface for sleep optimization

A method and system enabling delivery of a sleep therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors.

Oral care system

The present disclosure generally relates to oral care systems and devices. An oral care system includes a container defining an interior portion.
Sage Products, Llc

Oral care system and method

An oral care system may include: an oral care device including: at least one teeth cleaning element; and at least one sensor configured to detect a brushing intensity during a brushing routine of a user and to generate sensor data corresponding to the detected brushing intensity; and a programmable processor configured to: receive the sensor data generated by the at least one sensor; and determine a target brushing time based on the sensor data.. .
Colgate-palmolive Company

Oral care system and method

An oral care system may include: an oral care device including: at least one teeth cleaning element; and at least one sensor configured to detect motion of the oral care device during a brushing routine of a user and to generate sensor data corresponding to the detected motion; and a programmable processor configured to: receive the sensor data generated by the at least one sensor; and determine a target brushing time based on the sensor data.. .
Colgate-palmolive Company

Brush having heater embedded therein and manufacturing method therefor

The present invention relates to a brush having a heater embedded therein, and provides a brush having a heater embedded therein, capable of fixing hair through only the simple brushing of hair by heating the bristles of a brush, capable of preventing, in advance, an accident such as a burn caused by the heated bristles since a guard is formed in the edge part of the heated bristles, and having sterilizing and deodorizing functions using a platinum catalyst. The brush comprises: a body including a power input, an alarm and a cover; a guard including a guard comb having a plurality of round bars and a guard base for fixing the guard comb thereto; a heater; and a heat radiator having a plurality of heat radiating bristles for transferring the heat generated from the heater and a heat radiating base for fixing the heat radiating bristles thereto..
T&b Nanoelec

Watch strap

A strap for a wrist-worn article comprises a strapping structure including an inner surface and one or more coupling portions configured for coupling to a housing of the wrist-worn article. At least a portion of the strapping structure is configured so that the inner surface forms a frustoconical or substantially frustoconical contour corresponding to a generally frustoconical portion of an arm of a user when the one or more coupling portions are coupled to the housing..

Footwear internal space measuring device and providing service thereof

A footwear measuring device and a method for providing a service thereof are provided. The method includes acquiring information on a footwear internal space and deformation information of the footwear internal space from a measuring device inserted into the footwear, generating three-dimensional (3d) information including a plurality of specific points based on the information on the footwear internal space and the deformation information, and comparing the generated 3d information with pre-stored information on a user foot and providing matching information of the footwear with respect to the user foot based on a result of the comparing..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Aerosol-generating system including solid and liquid aerosol-forming substrates

An aerosol-generating system may include a cartridge, a heater section, and an aerosol-generating device. The cartridge may include a cartridge housing, a solid aerosol-forming substrate positioned within the cartridge housing, and a liquid aerosol-forming substrate positioned within the cartridge housing.

Aerosol-generating system having variable airflow

An aerosol-generating system may include a cartridge, a vaporiser section configured to receive the cartridge, and a power supply section configured to supply electrical power to the vaporiser section. The cartridge may include a cartridge housing containing a solid aerosol-forming substrate and defining a cartridge air inlet that extends through a wall portion of the cartridge housing.

Cartridge for aerosol-generating system

A cartridge for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system is provided, including a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid; a fluid permeable heating element, including a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being arranged in an upstream position configured to receive a liquid, and the second surface being arranged in a downstream position configured to release the liquid in vaporized form; and a capillary body having a first elongated end and a second end, the first elongated end extending into the liquid storage portion configured to contact the liquid, the second end contacting the first surface of the heating element, wherein a cross sectional area of the capillary body at the second end is greater than a cross sectional area of the capillary body at the first elongated end.. .
Philip Morris Products S.a.

Induction-based aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a substrate configured to carry an aerosol precursor composition, and a resonant transformer including a transmitter coupling device and a resonant receiver coupling device that is positioned in proximity to the substrate. The aerosol delivery device also includes a pulse width modulation (pwm) inverter configured to drive the resonant transformer.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Electronic vaping device and connector assembly

A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed.
Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic smoking device

The present invention relates generally to electronic smoking devices and in particular electronic cigarettes. A mouth-piece (14, 114) for an electronic smoking device (10) has an elongated housing having ports (44, 144, 36, 136) at opposite ends; a central passage (32, 132) formed as a hollow channel through the housing in communication with the ports, contact terminals (52, 152) for connecting to a battery of the electronic smoking device (10) and conductive elements (54, 154) connected to the contact terminals (52, 152), the conductive elements (54, 154) being configured for connecting, to the battery (18, 118), an tempering element (50) for tempering an aerosol produced by the electronic smoking device (10).
Fontem Holdings 1 B.v.

Soluble beverages with enhanced flavors and aromas

Present embodiments generally relate to a sweetened soluble beverage component and a single-serve beverage cartridge for use with a single-serve coffee brewer. In some embodiments, the cartridge includes a cup, a lid and a single serving of sweetened soluble beverage component..
Starbucks Corporation D/b/a Starbucks Coffee Company

Elastic poultry binder construction and use for binding poultry

A vulcanized latex loop or loops, wrapped by multiple spirally wound, generally non-elastic ribbons may be stretched over the legs and tail of a dressed bird to close the cavity of the bird during cooking. The loop or loops may be stretched to bind a bird in various ways depending upon the size and configuration of the bird..

Apparatus and electrically killing plants

Apparatus to electrically kill a plant or at least attenuate plant growth comprising an electrical energy processing unit and an electrical continuity system, the electrical energy processing unit to transmit processed electrical energy between an applicator electrode of an applicator unit and an earth electrode of an earth unit, the electrical continuity system comprising: a signal generator configured to generate a continuity signal and to transmit said signal around a continuity circuit including, or in operational proximity to, one or both of the said electrode(s); a signal processing arrangement configured to at least partially isolate the transmitted continuity signal from the processed electrical energy; a control circuit operable to: determine, using said isolated continuity signal or a property related thereto, an electrical continuity between the ground and one or both of the said electrodes; control, using said determined electrical continuity, the processed electrical energy.. .
Ubiqutek Ltd

Controlled stand-alone matrix system for the controlled distribution of active substances

The invention relates to a controlled stand-alone matrix system (1) for the controlled and variable distribution of at least one active substance solely at precise appropriate moments, characterised in that it comprises a polymer matrix (2) loaded with the active substance, at least one heating element (4) embedded in the loaded matrix (2), and an electricity generator (5) connected to an electronic control card in turn connected to the heating element (4), the electricity supplied to same by the generator (5) being controlled by the card which is housed in an electronic box (3).. .
Ab7 Innovation S.a.s.u.

Pest control and detection system with conductive bait matrix

A pest control and detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant, consumable, and displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material.
Basf Corporation

Dual-bearing reel

A dual-bearing reel being capable of regulating relative rotation between a drive gear that interlocks with a spool and a drive shaft includes a braking device, a ring, a drag adjustment part and a sound unit. The ring is configured to be integrally rotatable with the drive shaft, configured to be pressed toward the drive gear, and has a sound generating part disposed at an outer periphery thereof.
Shimano Inc.

Method and system for generating an attention signal indicating a problem for an animal

Method and system for generating at least one attention signal indicating a problem for at least one animal. The method comprises attaching at least one sensor to the at least one animal.
N.v. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek Nedap

Piezoelectric detection coupling of a bark collar

A collar unit device is described comprising a receiving cavity for receiving a metal electrode probe, wherein at least one elastomeric ring encircles the metal electrode probe, wherein the at least one elastomeric ring mechanically isolates the metal electrode probe from the receiving cavity. The device includes a piezoelectric element.
Radio Systems Corporation

Variety corn line gaq2004

The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated gaq2004, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line gaq2004 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line gaq2004, including culturable cells.
Syngenta Participations Ag

Variety corn line gqa1001

The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated gqa1001, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line gqa1001 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line gqa1001, including culturable cells.
Syngenta Participations Ag

Plant growth lamp

The present invention provides a plant growth lamp, which includes a lamp body (1), and a driving power supply, an led luminary (2) and a heat dissipation part (3) provided inside the lamp body (1). The led luminary (2) comprises a substrate (4) and a plurality of leds provided on the substrate (4).
Shenzhen Yi Xian Sheng Biological Technology Co., Ltd.

Identifying management zones in agricultural fields and generating planting plans for the zones

In an embodiment, computer processes are programmed to determine planting plans based on planting characteristics data received for an agricultural field and a plurality of management zone delineation options defined for the agricultural field. Each of the planting plans specifies different planting recommendations for the agricultural field.
The Climate Corporation

Identifying management zones in agricultural fields and generating planting plans for the zones

In an embodiment, yield data representing yields of crops that have been harvested from an agricultural field and field characteristics data representing characteristics of the agricultural field is received and used to determine a plurality of management zone delineation options. Each option, of the plurality of management zone delineation options, comprises zone layout data for an option.
The Climate Corporation

Combine harvester

A combine harvester includes a conveyance mechanism for conveying grains obtained by a thresher for threshing grain culms reaped from a field to a grain tank, a measurer (340) for measuring the amount of grain conveyed to the grain tank as a conveyed yield, a yield assignment calculator (631) for calculating a minimal section yield, which is a yield per minimal section, by assigning the conveyed yield to a minimal section in the field, a grain conveyance state detector (632) for detecting a grain conveyance state of the conveyance mechanism (7), a yield corrector (633) for correcting the minimal section yield in accordance with the grain conveyance state, and a yield distribution data generator (661) for generating yield distribution data that represents a yield distribution in the field, based on the minimal section yield.. .
Kubota Corporation

Pulse amplitude controlled current source for ultrasound transmit beamformer and method thereof

An electrical waveform generating circuit has a pair of pulse amplitude controlled switching current sources (pacs). A gate pulse driver circuit is coupled to an input of each of the pair of pacs for sending gate pulses for driving the pair of pacs.
Koppe Royalty B.v.

Collagen compositions and uses for biomaterial implants

Compositions containing purified collagen biomaterial derived from tissues, for example, insoluble amnion, soluble amnion, soluble chorion of the human placenta, are provided. The collagen compositions can be used to promote wound healing, promote tissue regeneration, prevent or reduce scarring, reduce local inflammation, minimize tissue rejection, promote graft integration.
Koppe Royalty B.v.

Cellact Pharma Gmbh

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Process for the manufacture of 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane

A process for the manufacture of haloalkanes, or more particularly to a process for the manufacture of 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane (hcc-240fa) and/or 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane (hcc-250fb). The process includes (a) mixing a catalyst, co-catalyst and a haloalkane starting material under conditions suitable to produce a homogeneous mixture; (b) reacting the homogeneous mixture with a haloalkene and/or alkene starting material under conditions suitable to produce a haloalkane product stream; and (c) recovering a haloalkane product from said product stream..
Honeywell International Inc.

Normal alpha olefin synthesis using metathesis and dehydroformylation

The present invention discloses processes for producing normal alpha olefins, such as 1-hexene, 1-octene, and 1-decene, in a multistep synthesis scheme. Generally, a first normal alpha olefin is subjected to an olefin metathesis step to form a linear internal olefin, which is then subjected to an isomerization-hydroformylation step to form a linear aldehyde, which is then subjected to a dehydroformylation step to form a second normal alpha olefin..
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Lp

Manufacturing process to reform glass tubes

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for modifying the shape of a hollow structure. The method may comprise steps of providing a hollow structure having a cross-section with first and second diameters defining a first aspect ratio; heating at least a part of the hollow structure to at least its glass transition temperature, forming a malleable hollow structure; maintaining a positive pressure inside the malleable hollow structure to form a pressurized hollow structure; and pressing against a first side and an opposed second side of a heated part of the pressurized hollow structure, forming a hollow tabular structure having first and second opposed generally flat faces and a second aspect ratio greater than the first aspect ratio..
Corning Incorporated

Mobile, replaceable, and regenerable cartridge for treatment of water

The mobile water treatment cartridge is connectable into a water treatment circuit and includes fluid connectors and power and data connection ports. The cartridge includes an outer shell having an upper opening that can be hermetically sealed by a lid, and an inner shell having an opening at the top and delimiting an internal volume of the cartridge, in which all the technical equipment for operation of the cartridge is placed.
Bfg Environmental Technologies

Devices and methods for monitoring water flow through a chlorine-generating or other assembly

Assemblies designed to facilitate detection of water flow in low water flow situations. In some embodiments, the assembly includes a channel that narrows from an inlet end of the assembly to an outlet end of the assembly to increase the velocity of water flowing through the channel.
Zodiac Pool Systems, Llc

Aeration control wastewater

An aeration control system and method for wastewater are provided. The aeration system, which is connected to an aeration device in an aeration basin, includes a plurality of water quality detectors, at least one pollutant estimate model, and a processing unit.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Method for preparing three-dimensional graphene structure and energy storage device

A method for preparing a three-dimensional graphene structure, and an energy storage device are provided, the method including forming a graphene precursor by heating a carbohydrate and a gas generator, forming a graphene structure having a cavity therein by carbonizing the graphene precursor, and forming nanopores in the graphene structure, wherein the nanopores pass through an outer surface and an inner surface of the graphene structure, and are connected with the cavity.. .
Gachon University Of Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Treating particles

A method of treating particles by disaggregating, deagglomerating, exfoliating, cleaning, functionalising, doping, decorating and/or repairing said particles, in which the particles are subjected to plasma treatment in a treatment chamber containing a plurality of electrodes which project therein and wherein plasma is generated by said electrodes which are moved during the plasma treatment to agitate the particles.. .
Perpetuus Research & Development Limited

Removal of moisture from hydrazine

The present invention generally relates to the field of gas and liquid phase desiccation. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for removing moisture (and hence oxygen precursors) from hydrazine, thereby providing a high purity source gas suitable for use in vapor deposition processes, such as but not limited to, chemical vapor deposition (cvd) or an atomic layer deposition (ald)..
Matheson Tri-gas, Inc.

Sensing device

A sensing device includes a micro-electromechanical sensor, a source follower and an amplifier. The source follower includes a first output module including a first transistor and a second transistor.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.

Lighting and sensory system for a pulling tool

The present application relates generally to systems and methods for controlling operation of a winch system. As one example, lighting control system of the winch system may include a plurality of lights coupled to the winch, a plurality of sensors coupled to the winch, and a controller including memory with instructions for: adjusting an output of the plurality of lights in response to signals received from the plurality of sensors to indicate an operational status of the winch.
Warn Industries, Inc.

Modular transfer station

A modular transfer station for a passenger conveyance system including a multiple of modular transfer station modules, each of the multiple of modular transfer station modules includes a static structure. A method of assembling a modular transfer station for a passenger conveyance including assembling a first interface lane alignment module to a second a second modular transfer station parking module, wherein each of the multiple of modular transfer station modules includes a generally equivalent static structure..
Otis Elevator Company

Stabilizing device of elevator car

A stabilization apparatus of an elevator car includes: a base fixedly mounted with respect to the elevator car; an upper swing arm and a lower swing arm disposed in parallel basically, first ends thereof being pivotably fixed to the base; a guide rail friction member capable of generating, with the guide rail, a frictional force for keeping static with respect to the guide rail, and having a first connecting shaft and a second connecting shaft for being connected to the upper swing arm and the lower swing arm respectively; and a damper having at least one end connected to the upper swing arm or the lower swing arm, wherein the damper is configured to at least partially prevent the upper swing arm and the lower swing arm from relatively swinging, with the first connecting shaft and/or the second connecting shaft as a swinging pivot.. .
Otis Elevator Company

Bag dispenser

A bag dispenser includes a frame with a roller portion for receiving a bag roll defined by a plurality of bags attached to a leading bag to be dispensed, the roller defining a longitudinal axis. A brake plate is configured to capture the leading bag against the frame for providing frictional force on the leading bag to limit sliding thereof, the brake plate pivotally attached to the frame via a pivot arm, the brake plate pivotable with respect to the frame between a non-pivoted friction-application position and a pivoted bag roll-installment position, the pivot arm configured to pivot with respect to the frame along a pivot plane generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis..
Twist-ease Inc.

Hybrid modular storage fetching system

A hybrid modular storage fetching system with a robot execution system (rex) is described. In an example implementation, a rex may induct, into the hybrid modular storage fetching system, an order identifying items to be fulfilled by automated guided vehicles (agvs) at an order fulfillment facility.
Staples, Inc.

Plastic bag making apparatus

An apparatus is improved to successively make plastic bags each of which includes an end surface provided with a spout, by employing the general feeding way of panel material, to be simple in structure, low in cost, high in speed and to make it possible to successively make the plastic bags two by two. A first folded portion is formed in a first web of panel material 1.
Fuji Seal International, Inc.

Mixing container for heterogeneous content

A mixing container for heterogeneous contents is configured to be provided with a container body storing first contents and a pipette part storing second content separately from each other. After the a pipette part is coupled to a lower portion of the container body, second contents stored in the pipette part when a rotation body is rotated move to the container body and then first and second contents are mixed, which not only makes it easy to fill contents to the container body and to assemble the container, but also makes it possible to select second contents stored in the pipette part as needed and to mix with the first contents for using..
Yonwoo Co., Ltd.

Drink-through beverage container lids with spill resistant tabs

A drink-through lid with spill resistant tab for use on a beverage container. The lid provides a drink outlet that allows liquid to fill a drink well base, from which a consumer may sip a beverage similar to using a cup.
Vaporpath, Inc.

Container stopper having multi-lock structure

The present invention relates to a container stopper having a multi-lock structure in which a multi-lock structure is applied to the inner circumferential surface of an opening of a lower stopper, and to the outer circumferential surface of a sealing protrusion of an upper stopper coupled thereto, thereby preventing the coupled stoppers from being easily opened due to shock or other external force generated during the distribution process or storage of a product. To this end, the present invention provides a container stopper comprising: a lower stopper (110) which is coupled to an inlet (10) of a container (10); and an upper stopper (120) which allows an opening (111) provided within the lower stopper (110) to be selectively opened and closed, wherein at least two locking parts (130) are formed so as to be spaced apart from each other in the insertion direction on the inner circumferential surface of the opening (111) of the lower stopper (110) and on the outer circumferential surface of a sealing protrusion (121) of the upper stopper (120) coupled to the inner circumferential surface.
Cj Cheiljedang Corporation

Can shell and double-seamed can end

A drawn aluminum can shell has a peripheral crown which is double-seamed with an end portion of an aluminum can body to provide a can end having a generally flat center panel connected by an inclined curved or straight panel wall to an inclined inner wall of an annular u-shaped countersink. The countersink has an outer wall which connects with an inclined lower wall portion of a chuck wall at a junction below the center panel, and the chuck wall has a curved or inclined upper wall portion which connects with an inner wall of the crown.
Container Development Ltd.

Apparatus for and producing and/or separating a string of interconnected packing cushions

Apparatus for producing a string of interconnected packing cushions comprises a packing cushion production machine which produces a string of interconnected packing cushions, and a packing cushion handler adapted to receive the string of interconnected packing cushions from the packing cushion production machine. The handler includes a separation plate.
Storopack Hans Reichenecker Gmbh

Method, machine and installation for vacuum packaging of products

Method, machine and installation for vacuum packaging of products, where a plurality of individual bags closed at one end and open at the opposite end with at least one product therein are generated. For generating the bags, a transverse cut and a complete transverse seal on both sides of the transverse cut are made on the film tube, and a transverse cut without complete transverse seals on the sides thereof is made at a distance (l) substantially equal to the desired length of the bag to be generated from the transverse cut and seal on both sides.
Ulma Packaging Technological Center, S. Coop.

Method for filling pharmaceutical containers

In one general aspect, a method for filling multiple containers with a pharmaceutical product is disclosed, which comprises decontaminating sealed nested materials in a transfer chamber, removing from the sealed nested materials one or both of a container nest holding the multiple containers and a closure nest holding multiple closures, transferring from the transfer chamber to a controlled environment enclosure the removed nest, aseptically filling the containers with the pharmaceutical product, and closing the containers with the multiple closures. The nests are configured to allow multiple closures and containers to be simultaneously aligned concentrically, and closed simultaneously.
Vanrx Pharmasystems Inc.

System and displaying runway overrun information

A system and method are provided that improve upon existing aircraft display systems by generating and updating an overrun image that may be overlaid on a variety of panoramic and landscape images on a display device. The overrun image displays stopping locations for all relevant available stopping devices, as determined from the far end of the selected runway.
Honeywell International Inc.

Propulsion system using large scale vortex generators for flow redistribution and supersonic aircraft equipped with the propulsion system

An arrangement for use with a propulsion system for a supersonic aircraft includes a center body configured for coupling to an inlet and to support a boundary layer formed when the supersonic aircraft is flown at a predetermined altitude supersonic speed. The arrangement further includes a first vortex generator disposed on the center body.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Electrified aircraft and controlling regenerative electric power of electrified aircraft

To provide an electrified aircraft, and a method of controlling a regenerative electric power of the electrified aircraft where a path angle and a descending rate can be controlled with a good response independently from a speed while controlling the drag force of the propulsion drive system and where it is possible to maximize safely a generated electric power in each flight status at the time of descent or ascent. The electrified aircraft includes a propeller or a fan for propulsion; an electric drive motor for rotary-driving the propeller or the fan and for generating an electric power by the rotation of the propeller or the fan; and an estimation unit for estimating a drag force of the propeller or the fan or an electric power generation amount of the electric drive motor based on propulsion system parameters of the electric drive motor..
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Airbag systems

An airbag system includes a vtol aircraft fuselage having an airbag compartment defined within the fuselage. A protective cover defines a portion of the exterior surface of the fuselage.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Flying and walking drone

The present application discloses an apparatus capable of walking and flight. This apparatus includes a central section supported by a plurality of limbs, wherein a distal end of each of the plurality of limbs defines a contact surface.

Flying and walking drone

The present application discloses an apparatus capable of walking and flight. This apparatus includes a central section supported by a plurality of limbs, wherein a distal end of each of the plurality of limbs defines a contact surface.

Unducted-fan aircraft engine including a propeller comprising vanes with roots outside the nacelle and covered by detachable covers

The invention relates to an unducted-fan aircraft engine comprising a generally cylindrical nacelle through which a primary jet flows, the nacelle bearing a fan rotor comprising variable-pitch vanes (33) located radially outside the nacelle in order to be traversed by a secondary jet (31) flowing longitudinally around the nacelle. The rotor comprises a hub bearing variable-pitch vane supports each carrying one vane (33), each vane (33) comprising a blade extending from a root that is used to removably attach same to a base of the associated support (34).
Safran Aircraft Engines

Speed-changing bicycle

A speed-changing method of bicycle suitable for controlling a gear ratio of a bicycle is provided. The bicycle has a front electronic derailleur, a rear electronic derailleur, a controller, and a controlling switch.
Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Device for measuring torque applied to a rotary shaft and associated torque measurement method

Disclosed is a device for measuring torque applied to a rotary shaft, including: a transmission, including a first part securely fastened to the shaft and receiving the torque applied to the shaft, and a second part securely fastened to the first part and able to move in relation to the first part when a torque is applied thereto; a first electrode securely fastened to the second part; a first support, securely fastened to the second part, including a second electrode situated facing the first electrode when no torque is applied to the shaft, the first and the second electrodes generating a first capacitance, the value of which varies according to a movement of the second part; a unit for measuring the first capacitance; and a unit for converting the first capacitance into a value of the torque applied to the shaft.. .
Continental Automotive Gmbh

Systems, methods and techniques for intelligent accessories

Systems, methods and techniques for vehicle accessories leveraging sensor(s) of a portable electronic device. The method of leveraging sensor(s) of a portable electronic device to enhance capabilities of an accessory comprising sensing parameters of a vehicle or its surrounding environment by one or more sensor(s) of the portable electronic device, determining a change in condition of the vehicle or its surrounding environment, generating a command or signal depending on the detected condition change, transmitting the generated command or signal to the accessory, and controlling the accessory to change its behavior or perform a predetermined process in accordance with the received signal or command..

Electric power steering system with ripple compensation

An electric power steering apparatus may be employed to assist steering of a motor vehicle by conferring torque generated by an electric motor to a steering mechanism. The apparatus may include a steering controller that receives signals representative of vehicle velocity and torque applied to a steering wheel and a rotor position signal to derive a target motor torque, a motor controller that receives the target motor torque from the steering controller and transfers the target motor torque into target voltages expressed in a coordinate system fixed to a stator, and an inverter that transforms the target voltages into motor currents.
Thyssenkrupp Ag

Wheeled personal transportation device

A motorized device for transporting a human or inanimate payload. A platform is configured to accommodate the payload and a pair of wheel clusters are mounted to the platform at opposite ends thereof and are powered in rotation relative to the platform, for example by one or more electric motors housed in or on the platform or wheel clusters.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Covered hopper car with stiffened bulkheads

A covered hopper car including a plurality of hoppers adjacent one another along the length of the car, with a generally vertical stiffened bulkhead of sheet material between adjacent ones of the hoppers. The bulkhead may include a plurality of stiffeners of which each stiffener is a transversely oriented curved portion of the sheet material of the bulkhead itself, displaced from the vertical main plane of the bulkhead.
Gunderson Llc

Rail transport dump loop system for conveying bulk materials

The present invention generally relates to a rail transport system having no internal drive, and in particular to an improved rail transport system for conveying bulk materials. The rail transport system includes improvements in functionality, manufacturability and/or modularity and, therefore, can result in a reduction in system component costs, manpower and/or implementation.
Rail-veyor Technologies Global Inc.

Apparatus and determining driving state

An apparatus and a method for determining a driving state are provided. The apparatus includes a jerk calculator configured to determine a minimum prediction jerk generated in an interval until an ego vehicle arrives at a location of a preceding vehicle, using location, velocity, and acceleration information of the ego vehicle at a current time and location, velocity, and acceleration information of the preceding vehicle and determine a permission jerk of a driver of the ego vehicle, a determiner configured to determine whether the minimum prediction jerk is greater than the permission jerk of the driver and determine a careless driving state based on a driving operation state of the driver when the minimum prediction jerk is greater than the permission jerk of the driver, and a signal processor configured to output an alert when it is determined as the careless driving state..
Kia Motors Corporation

Evaluation framework for decision making of autonomous driving vehicle

In one embodiment, systems and methods are disclosed for evaluating autonomous driving vehicle (adv) driving decisions. A driving scenario is selected, such as a route or destination or type of driving condition.
Baidu Usa Llc

Systems and methods for recognizing and analyzing emotional states of a vehicle operator

A system is disclosed for reducing the likelihood of vehicle accidents, particularly accidents involving large commercial vehicles, such as aircraft. The system includes one or more wearable electronic devices worn by a vehicle operator, such as a pilot.
Honeywell International Inc.

Systems and methods of automatic braking for manual transmissions

Methods and systems for automatic braking for vehicles having a manual transmission are disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a vehicle with at least one vehicle sensor, at least one actuator, and a controller in communication with the at least one vehicle sensor and the at least one actuator, determining a vehicle speed and an engine speed, receiving sensor data from the at least one vehicle sensor, calculating if the vehicle speed should be reduced based on the sensor data from the at least one vehicle sensor, generating a first control signal if the vehicle speed should be reduced, calculating if the engine speed is below a predetermined idle speed, generating a second control signal if the engine speed is below the predetermined idle speed, and automatically controlling the at least one actuator based on the first and second control signals..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Object tracking using sensor fusion within a probabilistic framework

A controller receives outputs form a plurality of sensors such as a camera, lidar sensor, radar sensor, and ultrasound sensor. Sensor outputs corresponding to an object are assigned to a tracklet.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Hybrid vehicle

When an output of a braking force to a driving shaft is needed, and a needed braking force can be output by regenerative drive of the second motor, the engine self-sustainably operates, the regenerative drive of the second motor is performed to cause the second motor to output the needed braking force to the driving shaft. When the needed braking force cannot be output by the regenerative drive of the second motor, the needed braking force is output to the driving shaft by the regenerative drive of the second motor and motoring of the engine that performs fuel cut using the first motor.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

System and controlling drive motor for vehicle

A system and a method of controlling a drive motor for a vehicle is disclosed. The system of controlling a drive motor for a vehicle may include: an engine and the drive motor as power sources; a data detector detecting a state data for controlling the drive motor; and a vehicle controller setting a motor demand power and a gear stage based on the state data.
Kia Motors Corporation

Brake system with a new type of mux control (mux 2.0), having an outlet valve per brake system or an outlet valve per brake circuit, and controlling pressure

A brake system for motor vehicles may include an actuation device (e.g., brake pedal), a travel simulator to generate a feedback force on the actuation device, a first piston-cylinder unit having at least one piston that separates two working chambers that are connected via at least one hydraulic line to at least one wheel brake of a brake circuit, a control device and a pressure supply unit driven by an electric motor. At least one wheel brake may be assigned to each brake circuit, and each wheel brake may be connected to its associated hydraulic connecting line via a controllable switching valve.
Ipgate Ag

Actuation system for at least one hydraulically actuatable device, in particular a vehicle brake

An actuation system for at least one hydraulically actuatable device, e.g., a vehicle brake, may include an actuation device, e.g., a brake pedal, at least one first pressure source that can be actuated using the actuation device, and a second pressure source having a pressure-generating arrangement that is moveable in two directions, and which includes an electro-mechanical drive for the pressure-generating arrangement. Each pressure source is connected via at least one hydraulic line to the hydraulically actuatable device for supplying pressurising medium.
Ipgate Ag

System and methods for assessing the interior of an autonomous vehicle

An autonomous vehicle includes interior sensors including a camera, ir camera, electro-chemical sensor, humidity sensor, and temperature sensor. Initial and final outputs of these sensors are captured for a trip conveying one or more passengers.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

System for detecting windshield wiper noise and related methods

A system for detecting noise generated by a windshield wiper on a vehicle including a cabin is provided. The system includes a detector for detecting noise generated by the windshield wiper.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Method for handling transmission of fraudulent frames within in-vehicle network

An anti-fraud method for use in an in-vehicle network system including a plurality of electronic control units that exchange, in an in-vehicle network, data frames, each having added thereto a message authentication code (mac). The method includes generating a first mac by using a mac key and a value of a counter that counts a number of times a data frame having added thereto a mac is transmitted to the in-vehicle network.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Virtual key for vehicle servicing

Technical solutions are described for facilitating access for servicing a vehicle. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving a servicing notification for the vehicle, and generating, in response, a virtual key for servicing the vehicle.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Motor vehicle integrated carrier rack and storage system

An integrated carrier rack and storage system for vehicles is provided. Generally, the system includes a receiving unit, installed in a motor vehicle that receives a carrier bar device.

Display device for vehicle and display vehicle

A display device for a vehicle includes an imaging unit configured to capture a video around a vehicle, a generation unit configured to generate a bird's eye view video obtained by converting a viewpoint of the captured video so it seems as if the vehicle is seen from above, a horizontally long display unit disposed in front of a driver's seat in the vehicle, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a steering angle of the vehicle, an orientation determination unit configured to determine as to whether a steering orientation of the vehicle is left or right based on the information on the steering angle of the vehicle, and a display control unit configured to perform control in such a way that a display mode of the bird's eye view video displayed on the display unit is changed according to the steering orientation of the vehicle.. .
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

System and driver distraction determination

A method for determining distraction of a driver of a vehicle, including sampling sensor measurements at an onboard system of the vehicle; generating an output indicative of a distracted state; determining that the driver of the vehicle is characterized by the distracted state, based on the output; generating, at a second distraction detection module of a remote computing system, a second output indicative that the driver is characterized by the distracted state, based on the sensor measurements; computing a distraction score, at a scoring module of the remote computing system, in response to generating the second output and based on the sensor measurements and the distracted state.. .
Nauto, Inc.

Vehicle headlight

A vehicle headlight with a laser light source (1), having at least on laser diode branch (z) with at least one modulated laser diode (dl), wherein the laser beam (2) of the at least one laser diode can be directed in a scanning manner by means of a light scanner (7) onto a light conversion means (8) in order to generate a luminous image (11) on same, which is projected by means of an imaging system (12) as light image (11′) onto the road (13), as well as with a laser diode controller (3) and a processing unit (4) associated with same, which is supplied with sensor signals (s1 . .
Zkw Group Gmbh

Multi-container side emptying liquid containing drill cuttings transport trailer

A transport trailer and method specifically adapted for safely transporting liquid containing unstabilized drilling waste from more than one waste generator or, multiple waste streams from one or more waste generators. Typically drilling waste is stabilized using binding agents like fly-ash, liquids absorbing pellets or sawdust.
Recover Energy Services Inc.

Food preparation vehicles powered by alternative energy

An example system includes a vehicle having a propulsion system, an electric generator, a cooking apparatus, and a fuel storage apparatus configured to store compressed natural gas (cng). The system also includes a fuel regulation apparatus coupled to the fuel storage apparatus and configured to deliver cng to the electric generator, the propulsion system, and the cooking apparatus.

Parallelogram arm vehicle lift

A lift for transferring a user to and from a vehicle, the lift including a lift platform for receiving the user, the lift platform being arcuately movable between a first position and a second position; a vertical arm coupled to the lift platform, the vertical arm having a profile that is progressively convex along the entire length of the vertical arm; and a pair of parallel arms extending from the vertical arm, wherein each of the parallel arms is pivotally coupled to a bracket mounted to the vehicle; wherein the vertical arm has a generally u-shaped cross-section that forms a channel configured to receive at least a portion of the pair of parallel arms.. .
The Braun Corporation

Vehicle seat air-blowing apparatus and vehicle seat

A vehicle seat air-blowing apparatus including an air blower including an impeller configured to generate air flow and an air blower opening configured to allow the air flow to flow in a ventilation passage of a seat pad of a vehicle seat, and a cover provided to the air blower opening and including a cover ventilation opening configured to allow the air flow to flow therethrough and a protection part configured to suppress application of a load to the air blower opening, wherein the vehicle seat air-blowing apparatus is configured to be attachable to the vehicle seat along the seat pad at a position where an opening of the ventilation passage provided in a rear surface of the seat pad and the cover ventilation opening of the cover face each other.. .
Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha

Motor vehicle and steering wheel thereof

The present invention provides a steering wheel including a main body and a vehicle speed control module positioned on the main body. The vehicle speed control module includes a stator, a rotor coaxial to the stator and rotatable relative to the stator, and a first contact lever positioned on the rotor.
Optimum Battery Co., Ltd.

Fuel cell vehicle and controlling fuel cell vehicle

A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell stack, which is connected to an in-vehicle electric load, a power storage device, which is connected to the fuel cell stack so as to be connected in parallel to the in-vehicle electric load, a state-of-charge sensor, which detects a state of charge of the power storage device, and circuitry that controls the power generated by the fuel cell stack based on the detected state of charge of the power storage device. The in-vehicle electric load includes a driving motor, which is driven based on operation of an operating member.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Regenerative braking vehicle and method using the same

A regenerative braking control apparatus of a vehicle may include: a drive motor; a battery for providing driving voltage to the drive motor; a data detector for detecting a driving state information of the vehicle; and a vehicle controller generating a total braking amount based on the driving state information. In particular, the vehicle controller generates a regenerative braking possible amount by using a generatable power of the drive motor and a chargeable power of the battery, performs a regenerative braking when the regenerative braking possible amount is greater than the total braking amount, and also prepares a hydraulic pressure braking based on the regenerative braking possible amount and a regenerative braking amount based on the regenerative braking..
Kia Motors Corporation

Power supply system

A power supply system in a vehicle having an idling stop function for executing an automatic stop and an automatic restart on an engine has a power generator, a first storage unit that can be charged with and can discharge generated power generated by the power generator, a second storage unit that can be charged with and can discharge the generated power, two paths connecting the first storage unit and the second storage unit, a switching unit including a first switch for switching one path of the two paths between a conductive condition and a non-conductive condition, and a second switch for switching another path of the two paths between a conductive condition and a non-conductive condition, and an engine restarter connected to either the first storage unit side or the second storage unit side of the switching unit in order to start the engine during the automatic restart.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Vehicle-mounted solar cell device and system

The present disclosure provides a solar cell device for mounting over a movable object, which includes a housing and a solar panel. The housing is disposed on an outer surface of the movable object.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Control apparatus of vehicle

A control apparatus of a vehicle that is provided with a drive wheel, a drive unit configured to generate, on a basis of a torque command, power directed to running, and a power transmitter configured to transmit the power derived from the drive unit to the drive wheel. The control apparatus is mounted on the vehicle and includes a resonance controller and a resonance switcher.
Subaru Corporation

Power train for pumps, energy generation systems or similar and starting up a power train of this type

Disclosed is a power train including a drive shaft of a working machine, a drive machine and a differential gear with three drives or power take-offs, wherein one power take-off can be connected to the drive shaft, a first drive can be connected to the drive machine and a second drive can be connected to the differential gear. One drive can be connected simultaneously to the other drive or to the power take-off..
Set Sustainable Energy Technologies Gmbh

Sliding door structure

A sliding door structure in which a position where a door side end-section of a vehicle body rail support member is coupled to a door main body being further to a door closing direction side than a center-of-gravity position of a door, and a position of a door side end-section of a door rail support member in a fully open state being further to a door closing direction side than the center-of-gravity position of the door and further to a door opening direction side than a position where the door side end-section of the vehicle body rail support member is coupled to the door main body, and that further includes: an inclination suppressing wall provided at a vehicle body and configured so as to be abutted, from a vehicle lower side, by a reaction force generating section at least in the fully open state.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Air conditioning device for vehicle

An air conditioning device for a vehicle includes a door control unit that controls multiple blowing port doors or an air mix door to prevent a heat generated from a heater core from leaking out of an air conditioning case before air conditioning of a vehicle interior is determined to be started. The air conditioning device includes an air conditioning control unit that performs the air conditioning of the vehicle interior by controlling the multiple blowing port doors to open at least one of multiple blowing ports and blow out a heat in the air conditioning case as hot air to the vehicle interior from the at least one blowing port after the air conditioning in the vehicle interior is determined to be started..
Denso Corporation

Reinforced composite vehicle wheel and construction thereof

A composite wheel assembly and method of construction thereof is provided. The composite wheel assembly includes a wheel having an inwardly facing surface, an outwardly facing surface, a generally cylindrical barrel portion, and a plurality of apertures formed about a central hub aperture.
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.

Remote mark printing on a security document

A system for remote mark printing on a security document comprising an interface adapted to receive, from field equipment and via a network, request information relating to a mark to be printed on a security document; a mark generation module adapted to generate data defining a mark to be printed on the security document; a remote printer control module adapted to control printing equipment remote from the system to print the mark on the security document.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa

Suction force calibration

Provided in one example is a printing system that has a printing zone with a platen (10), a drive, a suction force generator (18), a media advance sensor (26) to monitor movement of the medium through the printing zone in a medium advance direction, and a controller 28) to perform suction force calibration prior to printing. The suction force calibration includes controlling the drive to cause movement of the medium from an initial position at least partly through the printing zone while the suction force generator is controlled to generate at least one suction force level, determining a suction force level to be used during printing on the medium based on the output of the media advance sensor during the movement, and moving the medium back to the initial position..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Inkjet printer

An inkjet printer includes an ejection head that ejects an ink onto a recording medium, a passage in which an ink mist generated by the ejection head flows, a gas-liquid separator that is located in a portion of the passage and separates ink and air from the ink mist, and a blower that is located in the passage and causes the ink mist to be moved away from the ejection head to the gas-liquid separator. A downstream side of the gas-liquid separator is above an upstream side of the gas-liquid separator in a gravitational direction..
Roland Dg Corporation

Liquid ejecting apparatus

A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head including a substrate where a plurality of hollow portions are formed, a flexible plane that delimits a part of the hollow portion, and a piezoelectric element provided corresponding to the hollow portion, an inspection mechanism that inspects ejection of liquid from a nozzle based on an electromotive force of the piezoelectric element, and a signal generation circuit that generates a first drive signal and a second drive signal. The second drive signal maintains a state, where a second vibration portion including the second piezoelectric element and the flexible plane corresponding to the second piezoelectric element is deformed, during a detection period in which the inspection mechanism performs inspection based on vibration caused when a first vibration portion including the first piezoelectric element and the flexible plane corresponding to the first piezoelectric element is driven..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Inkjet printing controlling the inkjet printing apparatus

In an inkjet printing apparatus, a controller causes a scanner to read an image formed on an original in response to reception of a copy instruction and generates image data representing the read image. The controller determines a standby period in response to reception of the copy instruction.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Liquid discharge head

A liquid discharge head includes a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact disposed apart from each other, a flexible wire connecting the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact to each other, and a drive element configured to generate a driving force for discharging liquid from nozzles in accordance with an electrical signal supplied via the first electrical contact, the flexible wire, and the second electrical contact. The flexible wire has a folded portion being folded when viewed in the width direction of the flexible wire..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Improved machine for indirect ink-jet printing

A machine for indirect ink-jet printing and more generally to a machine for indirect digital printing. A first transfer roller is at a printing position at which it provides ink to a first printing roller.
Bobst Firenze S.r.l.

Heated double diaphragm tool for decorative laminate application

A panel laminator includes a first frame defining an outer boundary, the first frame operable to support a panel to be laminated and a first flexible diaphragm supported by the first frame to cover the outer boundary. The laminator includes a second frame sized and shaped to conform to the first frame along the outer boundary and a second flexible diaphragm supported by the second frame to match the outer boundary.
The Boeing Company

Additive manufacturing system having vibrating nozzle

A system is disclosed for use in additively manufacturing a composite structure. The system may include a nozzle configured to discharge a composite material, including a matrix and a continuous reinforcement.
Cc3d Llc

Method and device for correcting an inhomogeneous intensity distribution of a radiation field generated by a radiation source

The invention relates to a device for correcting an inhomogeneous intensity distribution of a radiation field generated by a radiation source, in particular a radiation source for a device for producing three-dimensional articles by the layer-by-layer solidifying, in a build plane, of a material that is solidifiable under the action of radiation. The device comprises a correcting or filtering device that is to be introduced, between the radiation source and the build plane, into a radiation path of a device for producing three-dimensional articles by the layer-by-layer solidifying of a material that is solidifiable under the action of radiation.
Schultheiss Gmbh

Additive manufacturing system having variable cure arrangement

A head is disclosed for an additive manufacturing system. The head may include a nozzle configured to discharge a matrix reinforced with a fiber, and a plurality of light sources at least partially surrounding the nozzle.
Cc3d Llc

Three-dimensional fabrication with cavity filling

A three-dimensional printer is configured to fill interior cavities of a fabricated object with functional or aesthetic materials during fabrication. In general, a number of layers can be fabricated with an infill pattern that leaves void space within an exterior surface of the object.
Makerbot Industries, Llc

Method for enhancing the finish of additively-manufactured components

Discloses are a method and apparatus for the additive manufacture of components by applying layers of powder material on a substrate or a previously produced part of a component and at least partial fusing of the powder material in the powder layer in line with the component cross-section contour along the powder layer and to an underlying solid material of the component or substrate for the purpose of building up several solid layers one on top of the other. Following fusion of the powder material the solid layer just generated is cleaned of powder material and, prior to deposition of the next solid layer, the edge of the solid layer is post-processed by softening the fusion-bonded material..
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E. V.

System and casting a component, and computer-readable storage medium with a program for casting a component

The present invention relates to a system for casting a component by an adjustable molding box. A generating unit serves for generating a component model of the component to be molded, a transmitting unit serves for transmitting the component model via a data network to a determining unit, and the determining unit serves for determining a casting mold model based on the component model.
Micado Smart Engineering Gmbh

Extruder arrangement and a feeding feed material into an extruder

An extruder arrangement and a method of feeding feed material into an extruder. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 c.f.r.

Mixing section for plastic extrusion screw

An mixing section for an extrusion screw has an inlet end and an outlet end as well as alternating wiping lands and barrier lands. The wiping lands have a greater helix angle than the barrier lands.
Reifenhauser Gmbh & Co. Kg, Maschinenfabrik

Polyethylene terephthalate coloring systems and methods

A method of manufacturing a plurality of colors of bulked continuous carpet filament from a single multi-screw extruder which, in various embodiments, comprises: (a) passing pet through an extruder that melts the pet and purifies the resulting pet polymer melt; (b) splitting the extruded polymer melt into a plurality of melt streams and adding a colorant to each of the plurality of melt streams; (c) using one or more static mixers (e.g., thirty six static mixers) to substantially uniformly mix (e.g., homogeneously mix) each of the plurality of melt streams with its respective added colorant; and (d) feed each of the uniformly mixed and colored plurality of melt streams into a respective spinning machines that turns the polymer into filament for use in manufacturing carpet, rugs, and other products.. .
Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Scissor guide

A pair of scissors with at least one protective protrusion extending distally from the arm tip of at least one of the scissor arms is disclosed. The pair of scissors may include a cut-out in each scissor arm adjacent to the arm tip that forms a generally arc-shaped recess.

Mechanical robot arm assembly

A mechanical arm assembly is generally presented. The mechanical arm assembly comprises a plurality of joints including a first joint, one or more intermediate joints, and a terminal joint connected in consecutive series and each configured to rotate with respect to any respective adjacent joints.

Robot system having cooperative operating region

A control device of a robot system includes a position recording section that records a stopping position of a robot when the robot has been stopped by a stopping section, and a position distribution generation section that generates a distribution of the stopping positions of the robot recorded by the position recording section. The control device further includes a speed changing section that automatically changes an operating speed of the robot in accordance with the generated stopping position distribution of the robot..
Fanuc Corporation

Generation device, control method, robot device, call system, and computer-readable recording medium

A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores a generation program that causes a computer to execute a process including: acquiring a character string recognized from a voice of a speaker, and data representing a movement of the speaker in a period corresponding to a period in which the voice is output; and generating information indicating a correspondence relationship between a character string and a movement based on the acquired character string and the acquired data representing the movement.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Adaptive predictor apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic devices. Robotic controller may comprise a predictor apparatus configured to generate motor control output.
Brain Corporation

Arm structure and transferring apparatus

According to one embodiment, an arm structure includes a base, a first link, a second link, a connecting member, and a gravity compensation mechanism. The first and the second links are rotatable in a vertical direction.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Plier tool

A hand tool or plier including a plurality of lever arms, a number of jaws, a cam assembly and a cam follower. The plier tool provides efficient and comfortable transfer of energy from the human hand to the plier tool by utilizing an lever arm and at least part of the cam to generate a transformational increase in mechanical advantage and allow maximum amount of power to be derived from a hand squeezing action, and to do so with a minimum discomfort and strain to the hand because the strongest part of the hand squeezes the handles portions with the greatest travel..
Stanley Black & Decker Mea Fze

Apparatus, performing automated finishing operations on a workpiece

A finishing apparatus for performing an automated finishing operation on a surface of a workpiece is disclosed. The finishing apparatus may include a platen fabricated from a magnetic material and having a platen surface, and a finishing module disposed on the platen surface and having a finishing operation end effector.
The Boeing Company

Self-heating solder flux material

A self-heating solder flux material includes a solder flux material and a multi-compartment microcapsule. The solder flux material includes a solvent carrier, and the multi-compartment microcapsule includes a first compartment, a second compartment, and an isolating structure.
International Business Machines Corporation

Semiconductor element manufacturing method and manufacturing device

A semiconductor element manufacturing method according to the invention is such that a focal spot form of a laser light is an ellipse, and irradiation with the laser light is concentrated on a projected division line of an interface between a semiconductor substrate and a fixing sheet, which is a vaporizing pressure confining sheet, and vaporizing pressure generated by the irradiation is confined between the semiconductor substrate and the fixing sheet, and caused to act as a bending force on the semiconductor substrate, and an initial crack is extended. Because of this, energy of the laser light can be reduced, heat damage to an element region of the semiconductor substrate and debris can be reduced, and a division face with good flatness can be stably obtained..
Mitsubishi Elctric Corporation

Positioning arc welding consumables

A nozzle assembly for a welding torch, a welding torch that includes said nozzle assembly, and a method of using the welding torch is provided. The nozzle assembly generally comprises an insulator having a plurality of grooves around an outer periphery, a plurality of sealing members disposed within the grooves of the insulator; and a nozzle body slip-fit around the insulator, such that at least one of the insulator and the nozzle body define position indicia..
Victor Equipment Company

Welding system providing visual and audio cues to a welding helmet with a display

A system for aiding a user in at least one of welding, cutting, joining, and cladding operations is provided. The system includes a welding tool and a welding helmet with a face-mounted display.
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Apparatus and the production of quantum particles

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for producing quantum particles (e.g., quantum dots) having a uniform size by vaporization of molten precursor droplets. More particularly, the present technology produces quantum dots by melting or liquefying solid and substantially pure precursor materials followed by production of uniformly sized droplets of molten precursor by use of a droplet maker into a microwave generated plasma torch..
Amastan Technologies Llc

Lamination molding apparatus

According to the present invention, a lamination molding apparatus configured to mold a desired lamination molded object based on a project file, comprising: a chamber covering a molding region and being filled with an inert gas; a laser beam emitter configured to irradiate material powder with a laser beam for sintering the material powder, in an irradiation region on a material powder layer formed on a molding region, a cutting machine configured to move a cutting tool, within the chamber, for cutting a predetermined cutting allowance from a sintered layer obtained by sintering the material powder a calculation means configured to calculate an amount of displacement between a target irradiation position and an actual irradiation position of the laser beam, and to determine a recommended value of a size of the cutting allowance based on a time transition of the amount of displacement or to generate a new project file containing a size of the cutting allowance set based on a time transition of the amount of displacement, is provided.. .
Sodick Co., Ltd.

Mold tool

A mold tool generally includes a base, a die assembly, a tightening element, a threaded element, and at least one shaping cap. The base defines a cutout, a first threaded hole opposite to the cutout, and a second threaded hole.

Composite manufacturing method with extruding and turning processes

A composite manufacturing method with extruding and turning process for extruding and turning a workpiece includes a clamping step, an isolating step, an extruding step and a turning step. The composite manufacturing method is used for manufacturing a surgical instrument.
Intai Technology Corp.

Smoke generator with deflector

A smoke generator for anti-burglar purposes comprising canister holding means for holding a canister for chemicals to be used to generate smoke wherein the smoke generator further comprises a smoke deflector arranged below the position of the canister for even distribution of generated smoke, and wherein the smoke deflector have a smoke deflector cavity of sector shape. The smoke generator is provided with a cartridge for the canister to ease replacement of used or expired canister.
Verisure Sàrl

Providing dep manipulation devices and controllable electrowetting devices in the same microfluidic apparatus

A structure for providing a boundary for a chamber in a microfluidic apparatus can comprise dielectrophoresis (dep) configurations each having an outer surface and electrowetting (ew) configurations each having an electrowetting surface. The dep configurations can facilitate generating net dep forces with respect to the outer surfaces of the dep configurations to move micro-objects on the outer surfaces, and the ew configurations can facilitate changing wetting properties of the electrowetting surfaces to move droplets of liquid medium on the electrowetting surfaces..
Berkeley Lights, Inc.

Fluidic devices with nanoscale manifolds for molecular transport, related systems and methods of analysis

Fluidic devices with a primary transport nanochannel(s) intersected by at least one nanoscale manifold for active control of capture, manipulation and transport of analyte molecules. The at least one manifold can be an array or network of nanochannels, nanoslits or nanoelectrodes joined to a common voltage or pressure source.
The University North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Multistage body having a plurality of flow channels

Described is a new multilevel article comprising a multitude of ducts and, in each duct in the direction of flow, at least one area which generates turbulence, forms an open duct section, is connected to the duct wall, and forms a baffle for the incoming flow and a stall strip for the outgoing flow. The described article has a plurality of successive interconnected duct structures which form a step-like transition in relation to each other in the direct of flow..
Exentis Technology Ag

Process for the production of graphene sheets with tunable functionalities from seaweed promoted by deep eutectic solvents

The present invention relates to the process for the scalable production of fe3o4/fe, sn & zn doped graphene nanosheets from a naturally abundant seaweed resources such as sargassum tenerrimum, sargassum wighti, ulva faciata, ulva lactuca and kappaphycus alvarezii. The granules remained after the recovery of liquid juice from the fresh seaweeds were utilized as a raw material and a deep eutectic solvents (dess) generated by the complexation of choline chloride and fecl3, zncl2 and sncl2 were employed as template as well as catalyst for the production graphene nanosheets functionalized with metals.
Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research

Light-assisted photocatalyst regeneration and oxygen-resilient radical polymerization

A photocatalyst can be regenerated with increasing efficiency, turnover number and turnover frequency in the presence of air by irradiating the photocatalyst with a first range of wavelengths of light that excite the photocatalyst to an intermediate and irradiating the intermediate with a second range of wavelengths of light that turns the intermediate to the photocatalyst.. .
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Chromium- and nickel-free hydrogenation of hydroformylation mixtures

The invention is concerned with catalysts for heterogeneous hydrogenation of oxo process aldehydes. The problem addressed by the invention is that of developing a catalyst containing neither chromium nor nickel.
Evonik Degussa Gmbh

Automated exposition of known and novel multiple myeloma genomic variants using a single sequencing platform

A sequencing capture array for identifying mutations in multiple myeloma is disclosed. Also disclosed are targeted next generation sequencing methods for identifying snv, cnv, and translocation mutations in multiple myeloma tumor cells.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Apparatus for manufacturing carbon nanotube pellets

The apparatus for manufacturing carbon nanotube pellets according to the present invention provides carbon nanotube pellets with increased apparent density by using only a small amount of solvent. The carbon nanotube pellets produced by the apparatus according to the present invention can improve various problems generated by scattering of powders.
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Machine for homogenising a food substance

A machine (1) for homogenising a food substance has: a container (10) with a side wall (11) and a bottom wall (12) delimiting a cavity (10′); an impeller (30) with an impelling member (31) forming an impelling surface (31′,31″,31′) that is drivable in rotation (r) about a central axial direction (30′) of the impelling surface (31′,31″,31′″) for imparting a mechanical effect to the food substance; and a module (20) which has a housing means (22′) that contains an inner chamber (22,22a) and that delimits a seat (21) for the container (10), the chamber (22,22a) containing an electric motor (24). The electric motor (24) has an output drive axis (24′) with a driver device (24″) configured to drive a follower device (35) of the impeller (30).
Nestec S.a.

Generalized producing dual transport pathway membranes

A hybrid polymer/inorganic membrane with dual transport pathways overcomes traditional limitations. The inorganic phase consists of a metal-organic framework (mof), which is an ideal inorganic dispersant to construct dual transport pathways as the crystalline porous structure of mofs is more amenable to molecular diffusion than polymers.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Renewable energy storage methods and systems

In one embodiment, a renewable energy storage system includes a forward osmosis system, a hydro-turbine, and a separation (e.g., cedi) system powered by one or more natural regenerating energy sources, such as wind or solar. In another embodiment, a renewable energy storage system includes a forward osmosis system, a hydro-turbine, a solar thermal heat exchanger through which the diluted osmotic draw solution can be directed for purposes of heating up the draw solution, and a solvent-water separator configured to separate the draw solution from the water.
Nrgtek, Inc.

Hydrogen purification devices

Hydrogen purification devices and their components are disclosed. In some embodiments, the devices may include at least one foil-microscreen assembly disposed between and secured to first and second end frames.
Element 1 Corp.

Apparatus and carbon dioxide capture

According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for carbon dioxide capture includes an absorption tower in which an absorbent absorbs carbon dioxide contained in exhaust gas to thereby form a saturated absorbent; a stripping tower in which the carbon dioxide is stripped from the saturated absorbent transferred from the absorption tower and the absorbent is regenerated; a first heat exchanger configured to preheat the saturated absorbent while the saturated absorbent is being transferred from the absorption tower to the stripping tower; and a second heat exchanger configured to secondarily preheat the primarily preheated saturated absorbent.. .
Sogang University Research Foundation

Method apparatuses assemblies and systems for dehumidifying air and producing water

Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, assemblies and systems for dehumidifying air and producing water. According to some embodiments, there may be provided a system including: (a) a desiccant reservoir to hold hydrated desiccant received through a pumped line from a functionally associated moisture-collection or dehumidification chamber, and (b) a passive desiccant return line connected to an outlet of said desiccant reservoir of said regeneration chamber and configured to provide for self-regulated desiccant flow from said desiccant reservoir of said regeneration chamber back to the moisture-collection/dehumidification chamber..

Process for producing an adsorption unit and adsorption unit

A process for producing an adsorption unit is disclosed, wherein an adsorber bed of the adsorption unit is filled with a bed of an adsorbent which is selected from a multitude of adsorbents by a test method, wherein, in the test method, a particle of each adsorbent is repeatedly laden with a sorbate and regenerated again, which converts the particle to an aged particle, and a fracture property b of the aged particle of each adsorbent is determined, wherein the adsorbent for the bed is selected depending on the fracture property b determined from the multitude of adsorbents.. .

Temperature swing adsorption process and apparatus with closed loop regeneration

A temperature swing adsorption apparatuses and process is disclosed comprising passing a feed stream to a first adsorption bed to adsorb one or more contaminants from the feed stream to produce a product stream. A regeneration gas separator overhead stream is passed to a second adsorption bed to provide a second adsorption bed effluent stream.
Uop Llc

Apparatus for generating water vapor and fuel cell system having the apparatus

A water-vapor generating apparatus used for reforming a hydrocarbon fuel is disclosed. The water-vapor generating apparatus includes a chamber body; a partitioning member to divide a space defined in the chamber body into a water-vapor discharge space and a heating space; a tubular pipe having a first opened end in water-communication with an external water-supply apparatus and a second opened end in vapor-communication with the water-vapor discharge space, wherein the tubular pipe extends through the heating space; and a heater configured to supply thermal energy to the heating space.
Mico Co., Ltd.

Toy construction system for augmented reality

A toy construction system comprising a plurality of toy construction elements each comprising coupling means for releasably interconnecting the toy construction elements, one or more marker construction elements comprising such coupling means, configured to interconnect with the toy construction elements, and each having a visual appearance recognizable by an image processing system representing a distinct toy object, and a data processing system comprising a digital processor configured to process a captured image of a toy construction model to detect a position of the composite marker construction element within the captured image, and responsive to the detected position of the composite marker construction element, generate a computer-generated image. Direct or indirect interconnection of two or more of marker construction elements with each other or toy construction elements creates a composite marker construction element representing a combination of said distinct toy objects..
Lego A/s

Interactive play device and method

An interactive play device, method and apparatus, is disclosed that includes means for generating a plurality of interactions, input control mechanisms, means for storing responses to interactions, and control means to select the next interaction based on memorized responses. This invention provides a new class of interactive play devices, which is founded on personalizing a play device so that its current functionality is based on how the player has interacted with it in prior playing sessions.
Interactive Play Devices Llc

Method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for executing a multi-player card game on a single display

An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method for executing a multi-player card game on a single display, including generating playing cards corresponding to each player in a plurality of players, transmitting a plurality of images to a plurality of regions of a single display, each region corresponding to a player in the plurality of players, each region being located at a position on the single display which is closer to a physical location reserved for the corresponding player than to any other physical location reserved for any other player, and the plurality of images including a representation of the playing cards corresponding to each player, receiving one or more inputs from one or more players in the plurality of players, and transmitting one or more new images to the single display in response to the one or more inputs.. .

Battle-attribute-based arrangement of map areas

An approach to facilitating battle-attribute-based arrangement of map areas is provided. Battle-related records that indicate battle attribute values associated with users of a game space may be maintained.
Aftershock Services, Inc.

Systems and methods for promoting medication adherence

A system for promoting medication adherence is provided. The system may receive medical information and medication access information via a medication adherence device, the medication adherence device having a housing configured to be removably coupled to a medicine container top and an access switch, the access switch generating medication access information when the housing is uncoupled from the medicine container top.
Agape Assets, Llc

Virtual-reality providing system, virtual-reality providing method, virtual-reality-provision supporting apparatus, virtual-reality providing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A virtual-reality providing system disclosed herein includes a terminal apparatus and a server apparatus. The terminal apparatus generates a first content based on an instruction that is based on a user operation, the first content being obtained by rendering one or more objects belonging to a first category among a plurality of objects.
Yahoo Japan Corporation

Interactions between one or more mobile devices and a vr/ar headset

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a virtual reality engine that generates first object data based on a first physical gesture applied to a first object presented in a mobile device view displayed at a first mobile device. The virtual reality (“vr”) engine generates second object data based on a second physical gesture applied to a second object presented in a second mobile device view displayed at a second mobile device.
Zynga Inc.

System and knowledge transfer with a game

An educational picture game is played through responses to questions provided at points in the picture game and enhances factual assimilation and retention for the user. The user selects or generates responses to progress through the game and correct responses lead to the emergence of a picture or image, i.e.

Augmented learning system for tai-chi chuan with head-mounted display

Disclosed is an augmented learning system for tai-chi chuan, including a head-mounted display put on a head of a learner, and a plurality of action sensors worn on the head or a body of the learner. The action of the learner is sensed by the action sensors, which generate and wireless transfer corresponding sensing signals to the head-mounted display.
National Taiwan University

Scheduling exercise equipment based on medical data

A method for scheduling and reserving in real-time the use of exercise equipment at a fitness center. One or more processors receive a user profile including data, wherein the data includes medical data, schedule preferences, and fitness goal data of a user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Head and neck strengthening apparatus and method

Resistance training apparatuses and methods for progressively exercising and strengthening the capital muscles and cervical muscles of the human head and neck. In particular, a head and neck strengthening apparatus of the present disclosure may have a frame supporting a resistance assembly, a seat assembly, and other components.
Pro Training And Consulting, Llc

Method for controlling the purity/flow rate relationship of an inert gas injected into a fuel tank, an inerting system for carrying out the method

An inerting system of a fuel tank of an aircraft includes an air separation module supplied at the inlet with air at a certain pressure to generate at the outlet an inert gas to be injected into the fuel tank comprising a certain flow rate and a certain oxygen concentration. A control method includes, at a given instant and at a constant air temperature and atmospheric pressure, (1) reducing the inert gas flow rate to a determined value, and (2) reducing the air pressure in order to cause an increase in the oxygen concentration from an initial value to a determined value.
Zodiac Aerotechnics

Centrifugal brake assembly

A centrifugal brake assembly comprises a pawl and a rotor. The rotor includes a receiving portion configured and arranged to receive a portion of the pawl.
D B Industries, Llc

Restraint system dual disconnect

A quick release restraint system comprising a restraint body that mates a harness fitting with a moveable lockpin. The lockpin is held in a closed position by a return member and can be moved to an open position when a sleeve and/or a ripcord is moved away from the lockpin.
Capewell Aerial Systems Llc

A device for treating skin using non-thermal plasma

The present invention relates to device for treating skin using non-thermal plasma. The device comprises an electrode head assembly having an skin interface electrode for application to skin during treatment, a transformer configured to change a low voltage electrical signal into a higher voltage electrical signal, and a generator to receive said higher voltage electrical signal and generate non-thermal plasma at said skin interface electrode, and a driving device comprising a power source to generate said low voltage electrical signal.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Control of a medical device

An electronic medical monitoring and treatment apparatus allows a victim of a medical emergency person access to a medical professional (mp) who can monitor, diagnose and treat the person from a remote site. The apparatus includes a cardiac medical monitoring and treatment device (mmtd) coupled to an electronic adapter designed to communicate with a local, first transmitting/receiving (t/r) device which, in turn, is adapted to electronically communicate with a remote, second transmitting/receiving (t/r) device used by the mp.

Cardiac device acclimation profile

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to acclimate a patient to therapy from an implantable medical device. For instance, an implantable medical device can include pulse generation circuitry, sensing circuitry, and a controller.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

System and determining a stimulation threshold for closed loop spinal cord stimulation

System and methods are provided for determining a stimulation threshold for closed loop spinal cord stimulation (scs). The system and methods provide a lead coupled to an implantable pulse generator (ipg).
Pacesetter, Inc.

Electronic stimulation device, treatment and electronic stimulation system

An electronic stimulation device is adapted for electrically stimulating a target zone of an organism. The electronic stimulation device comprises at least one electronic stimulation unit.
Gimer Medical Co., Ltd.

Electronic stimulation device, treatment and electronic stimulation system

An electronic stimulation device is adapted for electrically stimulating a target zone of an organism. The electronic stimulation device comprises at least one electronic stimulation unit.
Gimer Medical Co., Ltd.

Implantable lead with flexible paddle electrode array

A neurostimulation system is disclosed herein. The neurostimulation system includes an implantable pulse generator and an implantable therapy lead configured to be electrically coupled to the implantable pulse generator.
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.

Electrode assemblies with electrically insulative electrode spacers, and related devices, systems, and methods

An electrode assembly may include an electrode support made of a first electrically insulative material and an electrode on the electrode support, the electrode having a working surface extending generally transverse to a thickness of the electrode. The electrode assembly may further include an insulative spacer retained in the electrode and made of a second electrically insulative material.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Hemostasis valve design for introducer sheath

A hemostasis valve for use in a medical device. The hemostasis valve may include a generally cylindrical body having a proximal side, a distal side, and a thickness extending therebetween.
Boston Scientific Limited

Implantable retention of biological moieties

An implantable containment apparatus for receiving and retaining a biological moiety or a therapeutic device within a tissue bed is disclosed. The device includes a shaping element to maintain the device in a generally toroidal configuration and to return the apparatus to that configuration after deformation.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Catheter with serially connected sensing structures and methods of calibration and detection

A catheter is responsive to external and internal magnetic field generators for generating signals representing position and pressure data, with a reduced number of sensing coil leads for minimizing lead breakage and failure. The catheter includes a flexible joint with pressure sensing and position coils, at least pair of a pressure sensing coil and a position coil are serially connected.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

Compliant coupler or adaptor

A cpap device includes a flow generator including an outlet, a humidifier including an inlet, and an adaptor connector between the outlet of the flow generator and the inlet of the humidifier. The connector includes a flexible and conformable sealing portion that is movable to accommodate misalignment..
Resmed Limited

Apparatus for controlling the pressure in an endotracheal cuff, positive-pressure ventilator for artificial ventilation of an intubated patient and managing secretions in an intubated patient

A method for the management of secretions in an intubated patient by means of an endotracheal tube to which an inflatable cuff is externally associated, includes the steps of inflating the inflatable cuff for isolating the broncho-pulmonary zone of the patient from the external environment, generating a succession of overpressures inside the endotracheal tube in order to induce breathing in the patient, and a step of deflating the inflatable cuff during the generation of one of the overpressures in order to permit a drainage of the secretions generated by the patient along the trachea towards the outside.. .
Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano-bicocca

Hand-actuated aerosol generator and its use

Disclosed herein are hand-actuated aerosol generators, having an adjustable two-compartment medicament container (20) that holds a medicament in a liquid or a fine dry powder form, and connects to a fluid passage; a cap of said container with a jet-sprayer capacity; a mouthpiece (6) through which a medicament released from said jet-sprayer (2) can be inhaled into the respiratory tract by a patient without leakage; a hand-actuated positive air pressure supplier connected to the cap of said medicament container, and an optional spacer that increases inhalation efficiency.. .

Small unit dosage plunger rod stops

Plunger rod stops attach to existing syringes to limit the range of motion of the plunger, thereby to precisely control the amount of liquid that can be expelled from the syringe when the plunger rod stop is in place. In some embodiments, plunger rod stop devices generally include a body configured to attach to the plunger, and a stand-off extending from the body, configured to contact the finger flange when the plunger is depressed.
Shire

Bi-directional motion of a lorentz-force actuated needle-free injector (nfi)

The present invention relate to a method and corresponding apparatus for just in time mixing of a solid or powdered formulation and its subsequent delivery to a biological body. In some embodiments, a powdered formulation is maintained in a first chamber of a plurality of chambers.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Needleless drug delivery system

The present invention relates generally to a needleless drug delivery system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a needleless drug delivery system, in which durability of a membrane that partitions a space to fill a drug is enhanced by reinforcing a weak portion of the membrane or by forming a double membrane..
Jskbiomed Inc.

Supporting structure for supporting sealed cartridges, transport or packaging container and process for processing the same

A supporting structure for supporting a plurality of sealed medical cartridges is disclosed, comprising a planar supporting plate having a plurality of receptacles for accommodating the sealed cartridges. Retaining protrusions are formed at the bottom ends of the receptacles protruding inward, which are mated with the shoulder portions of the sealed cartridges in such a manner that the shoulder portions of the sealed cartridges are supported on the retaining protrusions of the receptacles and that the upper ends of the sealed cartridges protrude from the upper ends of the receptacles at an upper side of the planar supporting plate, when the sealed cartridges are accommodated upside-down in the receptacles.
Schott Kaisha Pvt Ltd.

Detection of a disruption of a fluid connection between two fluid containing systems

A monitoring system (9) performs a method for detecting a disruption of a fluid connection between a first fluid containing system and a second fluid containing system. The monitoring system generates a monitoring signal (m1) which is representative of a fluid pressure in respect of the first fluid containing system and which is responsive to the disruption of the fluid connection, and a tracking signal (t1) which corresponds to and is more smoothed over time than the monitoring signal (m1).
Gambro Lundia Ab

Intravascular ventricular assist device

One aspect of an intravascular ventricular assist device is an implantable blood pump where the pump includes a housing defining a bore having an axis, one or more rotors disposed within the bore, each rotor including a plurality of magnetic poles, and one or more stators surrounding the bore for providing a magnetic field within the bore to induce rotation of each of the one or more rotors. Another aspect of the invention includes methods of providing cardiac assistance to a mammalian subject as, for example, a human.
Heartware, Inc.

Aspiration monitoring system and method

In one embodiment, system for real time monitoring of catheter aspiration includes a housing having a first port adapted for connection to a vacuum source and a second port adapted for connection with an aspiration catheter, a pressure sensor in fluid communication with an interior of the housing, a measurement device coupled to the pressure sensor and configured for measuring deviations in fluid pressure, and a communication device coupled to the measurement device and configured to generate an alert signal when a deviation in fluid pressure measured by the measurement device exceeds a pre-set threshold. In another embodiment, the system for real time monitoring of catheter aspiration further includes a vacuum source for connection to the first port and an aspiration catheter having an aspiration lumen for connection to the second port..
Incuvate, Llc

Nanoparticle-medicated genetic delivery of growth inhibiting genes on balloon angioplasty to suppress intimal hyperplasia

The invention provides methods, devices, and reagents for treating a disease or a condition in a blood vessel, such as a venous or arterial disease or condition.. .
Board Of Education Of The Vocational Schools In Th E County Of Bergen

Sterilization system and method

A sterilization system includes a sterilization device and a control device. The sterilization device includes at least one emitter configured to emit ultraviolet energy, and at least one localization system configured to determine positional and spatial relation between the sterilization device and a target area.
Covidien Lp

Antibacterial mat

Disclosed is an antibacterial mat, of the type conventionally disposed at the entrance of an enclosed space, suitable to be trodden on by persons entering said enclosed space, which comprises: a planar cover that can be penetrated by ultraviolet (uv) radiation; and means for generating uv radiation, the means for generating uv radiation being concealed by the cover.. .

Low-pressure system including dry steam for cleaning smoking accessories

A low-pressure system for cleaning items includes a tub, at least one steam head mounted in the tub having a rotatable nozzle configured to direct steam towards the bottom of the tub. The steam generator is in fluid communication with both the first steam head and the second steam head.

Powering an in vivo device using energy from a radioactive source

An implantable system is disclosed that includes an encapsulated housing including a radioactive source. The encapsulated housing is internally coated with a light-generating coating that converts the radioactive energy to light, that is then output in vivo to a photodiode positioned proximate to at least part of the encapsulated housing in vivo.
Galvani Bioelectronics Limited

Radiotherapeutic and companion imaging agents to target mc1r

The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to cancer therapy and to anti-cancer compounds and imaging agents. More specifically, the subject matter disclosed herein relates to agents that target mc1r and their use in the treatment of cancer.
Wake Forest University

Passively induced rf emissions from spin polarized electrons in living matter

Techniques are disclosed for medical diagnosis devices to facilitate the detection and measuring of emitted rf waves in living cell organisms characterized by chiral matter the electron transport chain of which includes spin polarized electrons. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, an mf of appropriate magnitude is generated to cause the spin polarized electrons to reside at a higher energy level.

Therapeutic gene-switch constructs and bioreactors for the expression of biotherapeutic molecules, and uses thereof

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating, ameliorating or preventing a disease or disorder in a subject by introducing into cells of the subject a therapeutic gene switch construct that controls expression of one or more therapeutic products.. .
Intrexon Corporation

Materials for tissue regeneration

Provided herein are materials for the promotion of tissue regeneration, and methods of promoting tissue regeneration and wound healing therewith. In particular, materials displaying laminin-derived peptide sequences that facilitate cell migration into the material, and methods of use thereof, are provided..
Northwestern University

Modulation of the immune response

Methods for identifying compounds that modulate the generation of regulatory t cells (treg) in vivo and in vitro, i.e., compounds that act on the transcription factors that increase or decrease expression of foxp3.. .
The Brigham And Women`s Hospital, Inc.

Placental vaccination therapy for cancer

The present invention discloses methods of stimulating an immune response to cancer tissue and biological effectors used by tumors to defeat the host, through the immunization of a mammal using placental tissue, cells, molecules, and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, the invention provides the utilization of syngeneic, allogeneic, xenogeneic, and combinations thereof as immunizing sources..

Liver cirrhosis treatment

A method of treating liver cirrhosis has ‘micro-cuts’ being created within the parenchyma of a cirrhotic liver to create ‘micro-cavities’, so that hepatocytes have more ‘room’ to regenerate; and thus an overall increase in hepatocyte volume occurs. Alternatively, the method of treating liver cirrhosis has fibrotic collagen being disrupted enzymatically (eg collagenase) through localized intra-parenchymal injections.

Method of treating neoplasias

The present invention relates generally to a method of treating a neoplastic condition. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a method of selectively sensitising neoplastic cells prior to chemotherapy.
Paranta Biosciences Limited

Insulin independence among patients with diabetes utilizing an optimized hamster reg3 gamma peptide

Embodiments of the present invention provide for novel therapies, pharmaceutical compositions and methods for insulin independence utilizing a new optimized hamster reg3 gamma peptide, which is new to the art and has not previously been considered for development in the 30 year history since its discovery. Methods, pharmaceutical compositions and therapies novel to the prior art are utilized in this invention to render patients with recent onset and existing type 1 diabetes insulin independent by an optimized hamster reg3 gamma peptide and an immune tolerance agent for type 1 patients to become insulin independent and used alone without an immune tolerance agent for type 2 diabetes.

Modified binding proteins inhibiting the vegf-a receptor interaction

The present invention relates to binding proteins specific for vegf-a, in particular to recombinant binding proteins comprising a polyethylene glycol moiety and a binding domain, which inhibits vegf-axxx binding to vegfr-2. Examples of such recombinant binding proteins are proteins which comprise an ankyrin repeat domain with the desired binding specificity, and a polyethylene glycol moiety.
Molecular Partners Ag

Recombinant human cc10 and compositions thereof for use in the treatment of nasal rhinitis

The present invention relates generally to the use of recombinant human cc10 (rhcc10), also known as recombinant human uteroglobin, for use as a therapeutic in the treatment of nasal rhinitis, nasal sinusitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, and nasal polyposis. More particularly, the invention provides methods, including broadly the critical dosage ranges of rhcc10 and intranasal route of administration, which may be administered to safely and effectively treat the aforementioned conditions.
Therabron Therapeutics, Inc.

Novel therapeutical tools and methods for treating blindness

The present invention relates to the use of an isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence coding for a hyperpolarizing light-gated ion channel or pump gene from an archeon or for a light-active fragment of said gene, or the nucleotide sequence complementary to said nucleotide sequence, for treating or ameliorating blindness. The light-gated ion channel or pump gene can be a halorhodopsin gene..
Friedrich Miescher Institute For Biomedical Research

Essential oil compositions and applications utilizing essential oils

In general, embodiments of the present invention essential oil animal treatment compositions, and methods of making and using such products and compositions. The compositions comprise an essential oil fraction include including oregano essential oil, thyme essential oil, and cinnamon essential oil.
Ralco Nutrition, Inc.

Pharmaceutical composition containing portulaca grandiflora hook. extract or fraction thereof as active ingredient for preventing or treating neuroinflammation or neuro-degenerative diseases

The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition and a food composition containing portulaca grandiflora hook. Extract or a fraction thereof as an active ingredient for preventing, treating or ameliorating neuroinflammation or neuro-degenerative diseases.
Korea Researchinstitute Of Bioscience And Biotechnology

Probiotic compositions for improving metabolism and immunity

The application relates to methods based on modulating mammalian intestinal microbiota and related probiotic and prebiotic compositions. Specifically, the application relates to the use of novel bacterial genera ileibacterium and dubosiella, including their species i.
New York University

Closed system separation of adherent bone marrow stem cells for regenerative medicine applications

A method for isolating and processing bone marrow derived stem cells, including the steps of: (a) collecting a biological sample containing adherent bone marrow stem cells in a receptacle with interior walls coated with a cell-adherent substrate; (b) incubating the bone marrow cells on the adherent substrate so that a layer of adherent bone marrow stem cells adheres to the substrate; (c) washing any non-adherent cells from the substrate; and (d) collecting the bone marrow stem cell layer. Isolation kits and use of bone marrow cells harvested for cell therapies are also described..
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey

Treatment of cancer using chimeric antigen receptors

The invention provides compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with expression of cd20 or cd22. The invention also relates to chimeric antigen receptor (car) specific to cd20 or cd22, vectors encoding the same, and recombinant t or natural killer (nk) cells comprising the cd20 car or cd22 car.

Methods of treating epstein-barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorders by t cell therapy

Disclosed herein are methods of treating an ebv-lpd (epstein-barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder) in a human patient who has failed combination chemotherapy to treat the ebv-lpd and/or radiation therapy to treat the ebv-lpd, comprising administering to the human patient a population of allogeneic t cells comprising ebv-specific t cells.. .
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Modified gamma delta t cells and uses thereof

The present invention provides composition and methods for the treatment of cancer or infectious diseases in a human. The invention includes the generation and administration of gamma delta t cells that express chimeric antigen receptors (cars) comprising an antigen binding domain, a hinge domain, a transmembrane domain, a costimulatory signalling domain with the inclusion or not of a cd3 zeta signalling domain.
Tc Biopharm Ltd

Composition for treating tissue lesions

Some embodiments are directed to a pharmaceutical composition including a biocompatible polymer in association with a eukaryotic cell, a platelet extract and/or lysate, or a growth factor, to be used as a drug for the prevention and/or treatment of tissue lesions. Some other embodiments are also directed to a pharmaceutical kit which includes a biocompatible polymer in association with a eukaryotic cell for the prevention and/or treatment of tissue lesions.
Organes Tissus Regeneration Reparation Remplacement - Otr3

Therapeutic nanoparticles comprising a therapeutic agent and methods of making and using the same

The present disclosure generally relates to nanoparticles comprising a substantially hydrophobic acid and a therapeutic agent (1-(4-{[4-(dimethylamino)piperidin-1-yl]carbonyl}phenyl)-3-[4-(4,6-dimorpholin-4-yl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)phenyl]urea), or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and a polymer. Other aspects include methods of making and using such nanoparticles..
Pfizer Inc.

Methods for treatment of retinal disease by photoreceptor gene expression modulation

Methods for decreasing rod gene expression in a retina, methods for decreasing the protein products expressed by rod genes in a retina, methods for treating a disease or condition treatable by decreasing rod gene expression or their protein products in a retina, and methods for treating a retinal disease in a subject.. .
The J. David Gladstone Institutes, A Testamentary Trust Established Under The Will Of J. David Glads

Targeted therapies for cancer

Methods of treating, and for selecting a chemotherapy regimen for treatment of cancer in a patient (fig. 9).
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Treatment of relapsed and/or refractory solid tumors and non-hodgkin's lymphomas

Methods are provided for the treatment of relapsed and/or refractory solid tumors (including neuroendocrine carcinomas (nec)) and non-hodgkin's lymphomas (nhls) and the like, using substituted heterocyclic derivative compounds and pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds useful for the inhibition of lysine specific demethylase-1 (lsd-1).. .
Celgene Corporation

Compositions and methods for treatment related to fall and fall frequency in neurodegenerative diseases

The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for treating fall-related symptoms in patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as parkinson's disease or parkinson-related diseases. In some embodiments, the disclosure utilizes nicotine or salt thereof in combination of dopaminergic agent treatments for reducing fall-related symptoms such as reducing frequency of fall, reducing injuries related to fall, reducing severity of injuries related to fall, improving posture stability, improving locomotion ability, improving balance and gait.

9,10-alpha,alpha-oh-taxane analogs and methods for production thereof

With a second compound of generalized formula r8r9c(och3)2 and an acid selected from the group consisting of camphor sulfonic acid (csa), p-toluene sulfonic acid (ptsa), hydrochloric acid (hcl) and acetic acid (acoh), wherein r1 and r2 are each selected from h, an alkyl group, an olefinic group, an aromatic group, an o-alkyl group, an o-olefinic group, or an o-aromatic group; r7 is an alkyl group, an olefinic group, or an aromatic group; p1 is a hydroxyl protecting group; p5 is h or an acid labile protecting group at the 7-o position; r8 is h, alkyl group, olefinic or aromatic group; and r9 is: h, alkyl group, olefinic or aromatic or is as defined in the specification.. .

Induced expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (bdnf) for treatment of neuromuscular, neurodegenerative, autoimmune, developmental and/or metabolic diseases

A method of treating a host of neuromuscular, neurodegenerative, developmental, autoimmune and metabolic diseases/disorders related to aging, such as traumatic injury, stroke, huntington's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (ms), lupus, type-1 and type-2 diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (mody), myasthenia gravis (mg), rheumatoid arthritis (ra), graves' disease, guillain-barré syndrome (gb s), metabolic syndrome, muscular dystrophy or duchenne muscular dystrophy (dmd), severe burns, aging, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), friedreich's ataxia, batten disease, alzheimer's disease, optic neuritis, leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (lhon), autism, rett syndrome, batten disease, angelman's syndrome, leigh disease, fragile-x syndrome, depression, parkinson's disease, mitochondrial diseases, developmental disorders, metabolic disease disorders and/or autoimmune disorders by inducing endogenous bdnf expression with dnp treatment to protect from neuromuscular dysfunction/disorders and/or neurodegeneration and/or muscle wasting. Dnp was administered to mice daily over a range of doses, and subsequently bdnf expression in the brain showed a dose dependent and non-linear increase in expression..
Mitochon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Use of a composition for bleaching teeth

The present invention relates to the use of a composition comprising a peroxidic compound and a particular, generically defined copolymer for tooth bleaching.. .
Basf Se

Teeth whitening compositions and methods

Disclosed herein are teeth whitening compositions generally including an oxidizing agent (e.g., a peroxide), and an activating agent that has an emission wavelength between about 400 nm and about 570 nm (e.g., eosin b). Methods of employing these compositions to whiten teeth, methods of making these compositions and kits that include some or part of the composition ingredients, are also described..
Klox Technologies Inc.

Smart pack system for medicines

Disclosed is a blister pack smart dispensing package that has an overlay with conductors located over blister pack pockets that are broken when a user retrieves a solid medication, such as a pill, from the blister pack. The date and time that the user retrieved the solid medication from the smart pack is recorded by an electronics and communications package on the smart pack.
Totus Rx, Inc.

System and titrating in vivo cellular reaction and gene expression using varying oscillation frequencies

A system and method for the present invention utilizes a generator, in combination with a radiation unit, to direct waveform energy towards a target tissue using a predetermined protocol directed by titration-like feedback. The effect of the waveform energy on cellular structures of the target tissue is periodically monitored, and the predetermined protocol is halted when the cellular structure has been transformed into a desired phenotype..
Strathspey Crown Holdings, Llc

Reduced-pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on a curved body part

A system for providing a force to a desired area on a curved body part of a person includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the desired area of the person, a releaseable circumferential member surrounding the curved body part that holds the dressing assembly against the desired area, a sealing subsystem for providing a fluid seal over the dressing assembly and the person's skin, and a reduced-pressure subsystem for providing a reduced pressure to the dressing assembly. When reduced pressure is supplied, the system generates the force against the desired area on the curved body part..
Kci Licensing, Inc.

Core body temperature management of an anesthetized patient

The present application relates to systems and methods for altering the core body temperature in a mammalian body. For example, a method may include maintaining the patient in a general anesthetic state by administration of at least an anesthetic agent to the patient, wherein the anesthetic agent prevents vasoconstriction of avas in the patient's glabrous tissue.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Medical cooling device and cooling infusion fluids

The present invention relates to a medical cooling device for cooling at least one infusion fluid(s) comprising at least one peltier element (10) having a cooling side (11) and a heating side (12) and being adapted and/or arranged to provide a first cooling power, at least one cooling duct (2) which is provided in, at and/or in the vicinity of the cooling side (11) of the peltier element (10), the cooling duct (2) having an input port (21) where the infusion fluid enters and/or approaches the cooling side (11) of the peltier element (10) or the vicinity thereof and an output port (22) where the infusion fluid exists or departs the cooling side (11) of the peltier element (21) or the vicinity thereof and at least one further cooling stage (30) being adapted and/or arranged to generate a second cooling power which is adapted and/or arranged for cooling the heating side (11) of the peltier element (10). The second cooling unit (30) has a second cooling power that is larger than the first cooling power of the peltier element (10).
Seiratherm Gmbh

Systems and methods for using transcutaneous electrical stimulation to enable dietary interventions

The disclosed electrical stimulation system generates interventions to assist patients in complying with a diet. The wearable device includes a microprocessor, electrical stimulator and at least one electrode configured to deliver electrical stimulation to the epidermis, through a range of 0.1 mm to 10 mm or a range of 0.1 mm to 20 mm of the dermis, of a t2 dermatome to a t12 dermatome or meridian of the patient, a c5 to a t1 dermatome across the hand and/or arm, and/or the upper chest regions.
Elira, Inc.

Controlled extension stent

The present disclosure relates generally to controlled extension medical stents, and more particularly to controlled extension devices positioned in the body to stent the ureter and facilitate drainage from the kidney to the bladder.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Degradable cage for bone fusion

A cage for facilitating fusion of bones, such as vertebrae, or fusion of adjacent bone surfaces is disclosed. In one form, the cage includes a plurality of spaced apart walls comprising a biodegradable polymeric material (e.g., polycaprolactone); an osteoconductive mineral coating (e.g., a calcium compound) on at least a portion of the walls; and a bioactive agent (e.g., a bone morphogenetic protein) associated with the polymeric material and/or the coating.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Anatomically relieved augments

Anatomically shaped augments that are configured for implantation in a bone and which have one or more reliefs. A distal end of an outer portion of the augment can have a shape that is configured to generally conform to the shape of a metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction of an intramedullary canal of a bone.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Translation catheters, systems, and methods of use thereof

The present teachings generally relate to translation catheter systems and method of using thereof in treating defective mitral valves. Specifically, a translation catheter system includes a catheter configured to move substantially laterally along the mitral annulus and the lateral movement of the catheter is substantially continuous and substantially adjustable.
Mitralign, Inc.

Medical device, kit and constricting tissue or a bodily orifice, for example, a mitral valve

A device, kit and method may employ an implantable device (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a tool to implant such. The implantable device is positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) and operable to constrict a bodily orifice (e.g., a mitral valve).
Kardium Inc.

Prosthetic valves, frames and leaflets and methods thereof

Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic heart valve leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic heart valve comprises a leaflet frame having a generally tubular shape with attached film.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Apparatus and clamping and trimming the bone tendon of a graft to a desired size

An instrument for clamping and trimming the bone tendon portion of a graft to a desired size, comprising a pair of elongated handles each having jaws at one end; the handles being hinged together at a pivot point allowing the jaws to open and close in a scissor arrangement, the jaws defining a generally u-shaped trapezoidal receptacle when the jaws are closed about the bone tendon portion of the graft to be trimmed and the jaws comprising respective upper guide surfaces along their upper edges whereby, when a bone tendon portion is positioned in the u-shaped trapezoidal receptacle, the upper guide surfaces function as a guide for a blade of a saw to trim any excess portion of the bone tendon portion protruding above the upper guide surfaces.. .
Koco Clamp, Llp

Stent/graft assembly

A stent/graft assembly includes a tubular graft connected in substantially end-to-end relationship with a generally tubular stent.. .

Variable depth surgical fixation

The invention generally relates to devices for fastening a hernia mesh. The invention provides a surgical fastening device that includes a shaft with a fastener carrier disposed at least partially within the shaft, in which the carrier is configured to accept fasteners of a plurality of different sizes.
Via Surgical Ltd.

Oral care device

A delivery system for delivering a enamel regeneration system to the surfaces of teeth the delivery system comprising a delivery device and a separate activator composition, the delivery device comprising; a strip of an orally acceptable flexible material, having a strip surface capable of being applied to a tooth surface, the strip having components of an enamel regeneration system deposited upon the strip surface thereof, and/or impregnated into its structure and the activator system comprising water.. .
Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever

Oral care device

A delivery device for delivering a enamel regeneration system to the surfaces of teeth, the 5 delivery device comprising; a strip of an orally acceptable flexible material, having a strip surface capable of being applied to a tooth surface, the strip having the enamel regeneration system deposited upon the strip surface thereof, and/or impregnated into its structure.. .
Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever

Method for selecting implant components

Methods of selecting or designing an implant to be used in a patient are provided. A ct scan of a patient's mouth is performed.
Biomet 3i, Llc

Orthodontic bracket

An orthodontic bracket assembly includes a mounting plate configured to be coupled to a tooth and a bracket member. The bracket member has a first portion generally extending in a first direction, a second portion generally extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a slot defined intermediate the first and second portions.

Methods and conformable prosthetic implants

A cutting tool is provided with an arcuate cutting blade that preferably engages a guide tool to create a curved resected surface during an arthroplasty procedure. In one embodiment, a depth of the cutting blade is sufficient to permit the simultaneous creation of resected surfaces on two bones that articulate, such as both the femur and the tibia for a given condyle, without the need to reposition the guide or the leg.
Puget Bioventures Llc

Inline pressure transducer

A method of determining fluid pressure inside a conduit. The method includes positioning a conduit in a surgical system.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Sterile boundary between a robot and a surgical field

Embodiments of a system and method for preparing a robot for use within a sterile surgical environment are generally described herein. A system may include a sterile robotic drape having a first sterile side and a second non-sterile side opposite the first sterile side, a robot interface embedded in the sterile robotic drape, the robot interface including a first face on the first sterile side and a second face on the second non-sterile side, and a plurality of anchors on the second face of the robot interface..

Manipulator

Provided is a manipulator including: a movable part; a drive unit generating power; an elongated flexible long guide member to which the part is attached at one end thereof and the drive unit is attached at the other end thereof; an elongated tension transmission member passing through a lumen in the long guide member and transmitting the power of the drive unit to the part by means of a tension; a tension adjusting mechanism adjusting the tension of the tension transmission member; and a holding unit to which the drive unit is detachably attached. The mechanism includes: a tensioner, provided in a movable manner in a direction intersecting the longitudinal direction of the tension transmission member, that pulls the tension transmission member; and a pressing member, provided in the holding unit, that moves the tensioner in a state in which the drive unit has been attached to the holding unit..
Olympus Corporation

Mechanical teleoperated device for remote manipulation

A mechanical teleoperated device for remote manipulation is provided that is primarily intended for use in minimally invasive surgery. The device generally comprises a slave unit having a number of slave links interconnected by a plurality of slave joints, an end-effector connected to the distal end of the slave unit, a master unit having a corresponding number of master links interconnected by a plurality of master joints, and a handle connected to the distal end of the master unit for operating the mechanical teleoperated device.
Distalmotion Sa

Preventing instrument/tissue collisions

Collisions between a minimally invasive surgical instrument and patient tissue are prevented in various ways. A real time image of a surgical site is mosaiced over a previously recorded more distal image of the site.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

System and providing a contour video with a 3d surface in a medical navigation system

A medical navigation system for displaying a three dimensional (3d) surface video of a target is provided. The medical navigation system comprises a 3d imaging device, a camera, a display, and a controller electrically coupled to the 3d imaging device, the camera, and the display.

Selecting a medical device for use in a medical procedure

A method for selecting a medical device for use in the performance of a medical procedure. The method comprises acquiring image data relating to an anatomical region of interest of a patient's body and generating a multi-dimensional depiction of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data.
Henry Ford Health System

Ablation and mapping catheter for treatments in electrocardiology

The ablation and mapping catheter dedicated to treatments in electrocardiology and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias with the possibility of visualisation includes a distal tip, diagnostic rings, a main tube, a guiding handgrip, and an electrical connector for a generator through which the diagnostic rings and a distal ring are connected to a system for three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping. The catheter includes at least 8 (up to 14) diagnostic rings, wherein 4 diagnostic distal rings are connected to one generator and through it to the system for three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping and to an electrophysiological system, and subsequent 4 (up to 10) diagnostic proximal rings are connected to a second generator and/or to the system for three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping and to the electrophysiological system..
Medinice Spolka Akcyjna

Electrosurgical tissue and vessel sealing device

An electrosurgical device can be delivered to a tissue site to provide supplemental sealing of vessels and/or vascular tissue that include suturing, stapling, or the like. The electrosurgical device is generally in the form of forceps, and includes an end effector assembly including opposing movable jaws.
Innoblative Designs, Inc.

Electrically insulative electrode spacers, and related devices, systems, and methods

An electrode assembly comprises an electrode support, an electrode on the electrode support, the electrode having a working surface extending generally transverse to a thickness of the electrode, and a filament of electrically insulative material overlying a portion of the working surface of the electrode and at least partially extending through the thickness of the electrode. An electrosurgical may include an end effector having a jaw member comprising such an electrode assembly..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Systems and methods for generating electrosurgical energy using a multistage power converter

The electrosurgical systems and methods according to the present disclosure use a multi-stage power converter for generating electrosurgical energy. The electrosurgical systems include an electrosurgical generator having a power converter coupled to an electrical energy source and configured to generate electrosurgical energy.
Covidien Lp

Measurement and control electrosurgical procedures

An energy delivery system for use in performing a medical procedure is provided. The medical procedure can employ an energy source, the energy source can be connected to an energy delivering device via a transmission line.
Covidien Lp

Devices and methods for treating a lateral surface of a nasal cavity

The invention disclosed here generally relates to devices that can modify a property of a nerve. Specifically, the subject invention is contemplated to modify the posterior nasal nerve signal conduction in such a way so as to reduce the signals transmitted to the nasal cavity.
Arrinex, Inc.

Pedicle screw removal tool and use

Disclosed is a universal pedicle screw removal tool comprising a tapered shaft having an “l” shaped tip on one end and a generally square head on an opposite end. A lower section leads to a tapered section which is connected to a handle.
Orthopedic Renovation Technologies, Llc

Bone screw

A bolt with an external thread and a cylindrical bolt shank made of allogeneic, cortical bone material for surgically operative osteosynthesis, wherein the external thread concerns a symmetrical angular or trapezoidal thread which has at least one thread turn per millimeter, and the bone material is formed by osteons (5) and is permeated by haversian canals (6). According to the invention, it is proposed that the thread flanks (9a, 9b), delimiting a thread groove of the angular or trapezoidal thread merge into one another via a thread root portion (8) whose length, in an axial section of the bolt, is in the range of 0.02 mm to 0.6 mm.

Bone plate with transverse screw

An apparatus for a bone fusion assembly is provided for compressing adjacent bones across a bone fusion site to encourage fusion thereof. The bone fusion assembly includes a generally elongate member comprising a plate that has one or more fixation apertures to receive fasteners that are configured to be coupled with the adjacent bones.
In2bones Usa, Llc

Intramedullary nail

A versatile intramedullary nail is constructed in two cooperating and optionally interlocking pieces, with a further optional annular restoration hub. The two cooperating pieces, when interlocked, approximate a long shaft, generally tubular in cross-section, with a recessed area on the male piece adapted to receive the annular restoration hub.
Vilex In Tennessee, Inc.

Spinal stabilization system with rigid and flexible elements

A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization.
Zimmer Spine, Inc.

Rotational medical device with airfoil

A rotational medical device comprising an airfoil on a rotational drive shaft to generate lift forces generally directed radially away from a rotational axis of the drive shaft, thereby enabling the drive shaft and/or a working element thereon to achieve a working diameter during rotation that is greater than the resting diameter of the drive shaft and/or a working element thereon.. .
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Intravascular catheter with incising devices

An intravascular device is provided having a flexible catheter tube with an expandable portion located on an end thereof. The expandable portion has a plurality of struts capable of being moved between an expanded and a collapsed position.

Hand held dermaplaning device and dermaplaning process

A method and a hand-held device for dermaplaning is disclosed that includes a blade assembly which includes a blade, a blade holder and a safety cage. In accordance with an important aspect of the invention, the safety cage limits the amount of penetration of the blade into the facial skin to enable the device to be safely used by non-professionals.
Dd Karma Llc

Anchor device for vascular anastomosis

The present disclosure relates to a medical anchor device and methods of use for providing an improved device for intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis. The anchor device includes a generally tubular graft having a flange disposed at one end thereof, where a portion of the graft extends through the flange.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Ultrasonic matrix array probe with thermally dissipating cable and backing block heat exchange

A matrix array probe including a transducer array and integrated circuitry coupled to the transducer elements dissipates heat generated by the array and integrated circuitry through the cover of the transducer probe. A pump in the probe connector pumps fluid through a closed loop system including inbound an outbound fluid conduits in the cable.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Ultrasonic image generation system and ultrasonic wireless probe

An ultrasonic image generation system has a probe having an ultrasonic transducer configured to transmit and receive an ultrasonic signal, a processor configured to generate an ultrasonic image signal by processing a received signal of the ultrasonic transducer as well as to generate a drive signal that is supplied to the ultrasonic transducer, and a probe-side wireless communicator; and a terminal having a terminal-side wireless communicator configured to wirelessly communicate with the probe-side wireless communicator, a display configured to display an ultrasonic image based on the ultrasonic image signal, and an operation panel configured to input general measurement information, wherein the probe has a controller configured to determine control information necessary for generation of the drive signal and processing of the received signal from the general measurement information transmitted from the terminal.. .
Socionext Inc.

Ultrasound observation apparatus, operation ultrasound observation apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a b-mode image generation unit; a region selection information input unit; a region-of-interest setting unit configured to set a region of interest of an ultrasound image to be subjected to processing suitable for an operation mode selected, in accordance with the input, from a plurality of operation modes for detecting a selected one of a plurality of pieces of characteristic biological information, by calculation using a region-of-interest setting method previously associated with the operation mode, based on a desired region selected in the region selection information; and a mode image composition unit configured to generate a mode composite image in which an operation mode image presented in two dimensions additional information obtained by performing processing suitable for the operation mode selected in accordance with the input on the region of interest is superimposed on a b-mode image generated by the b-mode image generation unit.. .
Olympus Corporation

Ultrasound system for enhanced instrument visualization

An ultrasound imaging system includes a processor programmed to generate an anatomy image and a number of needle frames at different transmit beam angles. The system analyzes the data in the needle frames and selects segments therein that are identified as likely representing an interventional instrument.
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.

Method of characterizing tissue of a patient

A method for characterizing tissue of a patient, including receiving acoustic data derived from the interaction between the tissue and the acoustic waves irradiating the tissue; generating a morphology rendering of the tissue from the acoustic data, in which the rendering represents at least one biomechanical property of the tissue; determining a prognostic parameter for a region of interest in the rendering, in which the prognostic parameter incorporates the biomechanical property; and analyzing the prognostic parameter to characterize the region of interest. In some embodiment, the method further includes introducing a contrast agent into the tissue; generating a set of enhanced morphology renderings of the tissue after introducing the contrast agent; determining an enhanced prognostic parameter from the enhanced morphology renderings; and analyzing the enhanced prognostic parameter..
Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc.

System and precision diagnosis and therapy augmented by cancer grade maps

An ultrasound system for performing cancer grade mapping includes an ultrasound imaging device (10) that acquires ultrasound imaging data. An electronic data processing device (30) is programmed to generate an ultrasound image (34) from the ultrasound imaging data, and to generate a cancer grade map (42) by (i) extracting sets of local features from the ultrasound imaging data that represent map pixels of the cancer grade map and (ii) classifying the sets of local features using a cancer grading classifier (46) to generate cancer grades for the map pixels of the cancer grade map.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Device, detecting a cardiac and/or respiratory disease of a subject

The present invention relates to device, system and method for detecting a cardiac and/or respiratory disease of a subject. The proposed device comprises a sound input (20) for obtaining a sound signal representing sounds generated by the subject's body; a motion input (21) for obtaining a motion signal representing motions generated by the subject's body; and a processor (22) for processing the obtained sound signal and motion signal.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Computed tomography (ct)-based elastography

Systems and methods are provided for ct-based elastography. A ct gantry is rotated while acquiring ct image data at a first frequency while tissue vibration is induced at a second vibrational frequency.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation

Scattered radiation compensation for a medical imaging appliance

A method for operating a medical imaging apparatus includes acquiring an intensity distribution of an x-ray radiation by a first x-ray detector assigned to a first radiation source. A scattered radiation distribution of scattered radiation generated at the object is acquired by a second x-ray detector.

X-ray mammography and/or breast tomosynthesis using a compression paddle

An x-ray breast imaging system comprising a compression paddle in which the compression paddle comprises a front wall and a bottom wall. The front wall is configured to be adjacent and face a chest wall of a patient during imaging and the bottom wall configured to be adjacent a length of a top of a compressed breast.
Hologic Inc.

X-ray diagnostic apparatus

According to one embodiment, an x-ray diagnostic apparatus includes a holding device and processing circuitry. The holding device movably holds an x-ray generator and an x-ray detector.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Simultaneous employment of different contrast media in ct imaging methods

A method is described for generating contrast medium-aided ct image data from an examination region of a patient. At least two sets of projection measurement data assigned to different x-ray energy spectra are acquired from the examination region.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Electromagnetic system and method

Differences of electromagnetic (em) properties between healthy and cancerous tissues allow detection of abnormal conditions occurring in a tissue of an animal, for example, intra-operative cancer detection. By using a time-varying em field, electrical eddy currents are generated in the tissue sample, and assessed using phase-sensitive detection.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation

Physiological parameter system

A physiological parameter system has one or more parameter inputs responsive to one or more physiological sensors. The physiological parameter system may also have quality indicators relating to confidence in the parameter inputs.
Masimo Corporation

System and activity monitoring eyewear and head apparel

A system and method for activity monitoring eyewear and head apparel can include collecting kinematic data from an activity monitoring system that is coupled to a user head region; generating a set of activity signals that comprises at least one head orientation signal that is at least partially generated from the kinematic data head orientation signal from the kinematic data; monitoring the set of activity signals for a response condition; and triggering an action response upon detection of the response condition.. .
Lumo Bodytech Inc

Sobriety monitoring system

A system and method of monitoring sobriety using a hand-held breath testing device that, on receipt of a user's breath, generates a breath test signal comprising substance content data and user identification data, and wirelessly transmits the breath test signal to a breath test signal receiving station.. .
Bi Mobile Breath, Inc.

Manual operation assistance with earpiece with 3d sound cues

A method of providing audio feedback in response to a user performance using an earpiece includes steps of identifying a manual work operation to be performed by the user, wherein the identifying the manual work operation is performed by the earpiece, monitoring performance of the manual work operation by the user, wherein the monitoring the performance of the work operation is performed by the earpiece, generating 3d sound cues at the earpiece to assist in the performance of the manual work operation by the user, and outputting the 3d sound cues to the user at one or more speakers of the earpiece during the performance of the manual work operation by the user.. .
Bragi Gmbh

Apparatus and treatment of biological structure

A magnetic stimulation device has components for positioning a patient into a correct treatment position, and for improving patient comfort. The methods may be used for improving the effectiveness of the stimulation by setting a magnetic field generating device in appropriate position by using feedback information..
Btl Holdings Limited

Patient support apparatuses with mobility assessment

A patient support apparatus is provided, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, that includes a sensor adapted to detect movement of the occupant while the occupant is supported on the support apparatus. A controller monitors outputs from the sensor in response to a mobility assessment control being activated.
Stryker Corporation

A monitoring a person via an analog multi-zone pressure sensitive pad

A pressure sensitive pad, generally planar in shape for placement underneath a mattress or cushion, capable of outputting a spectrum of signals depending on the pressure applied on the pad, comprising a plurality of sensitive zones, each zone being connected to a respective controller, configured to measure the pressure on each zone. The pressure sensitive pad comprising two electrically conductive layers; a variable conductive foam layer between the two conductive layers; and a non-conductive layer comprising a plurality of holes, disposed between a first of the two electrically conductive layers and the conductive foam layer.
J. Brasch Co., Llc

Program and system for early detection and prevention of mild dementia

The invention consists of: generating a stereoscopic image area a2 for displaying stereoscopic images; displaying a plurality of objects ob21, ob22 within a virtual space constructed in the stereoscopic image area a2 with the positions or orientations thereof changing, rotating the plurality of objects ob21, ob22 at an arbitrary speed centered on an arbitrary centroid position p2 established within the virtual space, and also changing the color of the objects at an arbitrary timing and duration; and recording as a test result of spatial recognition ability and situational judgment ability the time difference between the timing and duration of the change in color of the objects ob21, ob22 and a user operation on user interfaces g22, g23 as well as the accuracy of the user operation.. .

Transdermal analyte sensing device

There is disclosed a transdermal analyte sensor device. The device includes a sensor cartridge having a membrane permeable to a target analyte transdermally received from a subject, a reservoir containing a fluid to receive the target analyte through the membrane and an enzyme to react with the target analyte to form a byproduct, a working electrode to generate an electrical current based on a concentration of a byproduct, and a cartridge electrical contact to transmit the electrical current.
Milo Sensors, Inc.

Biomeasurement devices with user verification and methods of using the same

A method includes receiving, via an electronic scale device supporting a user thereon, an indication to begin a verified weight sequence. Responsive to the indication to begin, the method includes: (1) determining a body weight of the user supported by the electronic scale device, (2) receiving, via an electronic device, image data that is reproducible as a visual image of at least a portion of the user supported on the housing of the scale, and (3) generating a data file including: (a) weight data that is representative of the determined body weight of the user supported by the housing, (b) the image data, and (c) time data corresponding to a date and time that the body weight of the user was determined..
Medf Llc

Systems, apparatus, and methods related to modeling, monitoring, and/or managing metabolism

Systems, apparatus, and methods related to modeling, monitoring, and/or managing metabolism of a subject include measuring a respiratory quotient (rq) level in a subject and/or optimizing and executing a nonlinear feedback model to model energy substrate utilization in the subject based on at least one of a macronutrient composition and caloric value of food consumed by the subject, an intensity and duration of activity by the subject, a rate and maximum capacity of glycogen storage in the subject, a rate and maximum capacity of de novo lipogenesis in the subject, a quality and duration of sleep by the subject, and/or an rq level in the subject.. .
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Coordination of functional mri scanning and electrical stimulation therapy

Changes in electrical stimulation therapy delivered via a medical device are coordinated with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) scans. In one example, a medical device delivers electrical stimulation therapy to a patient in an mri unit, where the medical device is configured to cycle electrical stimulation therapy between a plurality of stimulation states.
Medtronic, Inc.

Ambulatory monitor with conductive adhesive and related methods

Ambulatory monitors and related methods employ an adhesive layer with conductive and non-conductive regions to improve electrical isolation of electrodes. An ambulatory monitor includes a biocompatible layer, first and second electrodes, an adhesive layer, and a physiological data recording module.
Cardiac Insight Inc.

Living body information sensor

A light emitting unit emits light including first light and second light. A light receiving unit outputs a signal of a level in accordance with intensity of incoming light.
Rohm Co., Ltd.

Fluorescence based flow imaging and measurements

Fluorescence based tracking of a light-emitting marker in a bodily fluid stream is conducted by: providing a light-emitting marker into a fluid stream; establishing field of view monitoring by placement of a sensor, such as a high speed camera, at a region of interest; recording image data of light emitted by the marker at the region of interest; determining time characteristics of the light output of the marker traversing the field of view; and calculating flow characteristics based on the time characteristics. Furthermore generating a velocity vector map may be conducted using a cross correlation technique, leading and falling edge considerations, subtraction, and/or thresholding..
Scinovia, Corp

Blood pressure measurement device, blood pressure measurement method, and recording medium

A blood pressure measurement device estimates blood pressure based on first internal pressure of cuff during a first period and korotkoff sound during the first period or based on the first internal pressure during the first period and first pulse wave during the first period; calculates timings when the first pulse wave satisfies a predetermined condition, a third period between timings, and pressure of first internal pressure during the third period and generates first information where the third period and the pressure are associated; generates blood pressure information where the calculated first information and the estimated blood pressure are associated; and specifies the first information matching or resembling second information generated based on second internal pressure of the cuff during second period and second pulse wave during the second period, and estimates the blood pressure associated with the specified first information as blood pressure during the second period.. .
Nec Corporation

System and removing background noise from photoacoustic image

Disclosed is a method of removing a background noise from a photoacoustic image, the method including applying an ultrasonic signal to a target absorbing body having a multi-modal microbubble contrast agent injected thereinto and receiving the ultrasonic signal reflected by the target absorbing body in order to acquire an ultrasonic image, when a photoacoustic signal is generated from the target absorbing body having the multi-modal microbubble contrast agent injected thereinto as the result of absorbing a laser pulse applied to the target absorbing body, receiving the photoacoustic signal in order to acquire a photoacoustic image, applying a critical value to pixels corresponding to microbubbles in the ultrasonic image in order to generate a mask image, and removing a background noise generated from a non-target absorbing body, while maintaining the target absorbing body, from the photoacoustic image using the mask image.. .
Sogang University Research Foundation

Spectrometer and operation spectrometer

A spectrometer includes a chamber, a vacuum generator configured to suck in internal air of the chamber to pull skin of a subject into the chamber, a light source configured to emit light to the skin of the subject pulled into the chamber, a photodetector configured to receive light passing through the skin of the subject and acquire a spectrum of the light; and a skin contact adjuster configured to determine a contact state between the chamber and the skin by analyzing the spectrum of the light and thereby generate a determination result, and adjust the contact state between the chamber and the skin by applying a physical force to a periphery of the skin pulled into the chamber according to the determination result.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Modulated physiological sensor

A modulated physiological sensor is a noninvasive device responsive to a physiological reaction of a living being to an internal or external perturbation that propagates to a skin surface area. The modulated physiological sensor has a detector configured to generate a signal responsive to the physiological reaction.
Masimo Corporation

Systems and methods for monitoring implantable devices for detection of implant failure utilizing wireless in vivo micro sensors

An implantable position detecting system is configured to detect a position of an implantable device with respect to a body structure. The system includes at least one proximity measuring transducer configured to be implanted on the body structure a distance from the implantable device, the at least one proximity measuring transducer being configured to receive energy from an external electromagnetic field generated by an external sensing interface, wherein the at least one proximity sensor is configured to emit an emitted signal responsive to the electromagnetic energy and to receive distance information comprising a sensing signal that is responsive to the distance from the implantable device..
Synergistic Biosensors, Llc

Continuous analyte monitoring system

An improved analyte monitoring system having a sensor and a transceiver with improved communication and/or user interface capabilities. The transceiver may communicate with and power the sensor.
Senseonics, Incorporated

Motion tracking using electronic devices

In one example an input/output interface to receive motion tracking data from at least one remote motion sensing device and a controller coupled to the input/output interface and comprising logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to receive the motion tracking data, generate estimated position data using the motion tracking data; and present the estimated position data on a display device coupled to the electronic device. Other examples may be described..
Intel Corporation

Technique for performing ophthalmic measurements on an eye

A device for performing ophthalmic measurements on an eye is presented. The device comprises a plurality of first light sources each configured to emit light towards a cornea of the eye and a plurality of first optical detectors each configured to generate a two-dimensional image of a plurality of light spots each resulting from light emitted by one of the plurality of first light sources and reflected by the cornea towards the corresponding first optical detector.
Iroc Science Ag

Otoscope tip and methods of use

Provided herein are systems, methods, and designs of speculum tips for pneumatic otoscopy. A speculum tip is disclosed and generally comprises: a cylindrical configuration including a narrow distal tip region longitudinally extending from a larger proximal region..
Photonicare, Inc.

Solid-state imaging device and endoscope system

The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer, an electrode, a wiring layer, a plurality of filters, an input terminal, and a voltage generation circuit. The voltage generation circuit generates a first voltage and a second voltage.
Olympus Corporation

Medical stereoscopic observation device, medical stereoscopic observation method, and program

[solution] a medical stereoscopic observation device including: an acquisition section that acquires input image data; a parallax control section that controls, for each of a plurality of different display regions, a parallax value in accordance with display size of the display region; and an image generation section that generates, for each display region, a parallax image corresponding to each of a plurality of viewpoints for display in the display region, on a basis of the acquired input image data and the parallax value corresponding to the display region.. .

Shoe sole cleaning apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a sole cleaning apparatus, including a pedal having a plurality of vibration sealing column holes provided thereon. Movable vibration sealing columns protrude out from the sealing column holes.

Vent outlet for appliance having adjustable kickplate

A vent outlet for an appliance having an adjustable kick plate configured to enclose a base portion of the appliance is provided. In an example embodiment, the vent outlet comprises a top portion, a vent cover, a bottom portion, and a conduit portion.
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

Cleaning implement with mist generating system

A mist generating system for a cleaning implement is adapted to generate a finely atomized liquid mist for suppressing dust, allergens, and other airborne particulates. The mist generating system can be adapted to fit many cleaning implements such as vacuum cleaners, wet extraction cleaners, floor mops, and dusters to suppress airborne dust and particulates generated during operation and the cleaning process..
Bissell Homecare, Inc.

Skillet

A cast iron skillet comprises a pan portion having a generally planar base portion and an upwardly extending and outwardly tapered wall portion integrally formed with the base portion. A handle has a base portion attached to an outer surface of the wall portion, an upwardly extending portion extending at an upward obtuse angle relative to a top edge of the wall portion, and a grasping portion depending from the upwardly extending portion and away from the pan portion, the grasping portion extending in a plane that is substantially parallel to the top edge of the wall portion..
Barebones Systems, Llc

Dutch oven

A cast iron dutch oven comprising a pot having a generally planar base portion, an upwardly extending and outwardly tapered wall portion integrally formed with the base portion, the base portion defining a top edge having a plurality of raised portions separated by a plurality of lowered portions, and a plurality of wide legs having a crescent shape disposed around a perimeter of the base portion. A lid has a raised top wall around a top perimeter and a bottom edge contoured to mate with the top edge of the pot with corresponding raised portions separated by corresponding lowered portions.
Barebones Systems, Llc

Pillow

A pillow with a head zone for providing a generally flat cushion means interposed between a user's head and a surface upon which said user is resting; and two wings, configured to extend away from a center-line of the head zone towards wing ends, such that the deflated pillow is substantially u-shaped in the plane of the pillow. The head zone is substantially thinner than the wings.
Dg International Holdings Limited

Wall mounting kit and system

A mounting system for making, moving, leveling, or locking wall décor on a generally vertical surface comprising a hanger having a front face and a rear face, said rear face including a series of gear like teeth, said front face having a flat outwardly protruding flange; a locking mechanism in the form of a generally rectangular plate having an inset series of teeth formed to mate with said series of gear like teeth of said hanger; said hanger having an adhesive affixed to said rear face thereof, whereby said hanger may be positioned at a desired location on a vertical surface; a fastener for securely attaching said hanger to said wall at said desired location on said vertical surface after said hanger is positioned using said adhesive; and said locking receiver being first attached to said wall décor and thereafter positioned over said hanger by mating one or more of said inset series of teeth over one or more of said series of gear like teeth of said hanger to thereby hang said wall décor from said vertical surface.. .
Limitless Innovations, Inc.

Display rack system for chair mats

A display system may include a display rack having a frame member and a number of cantilevered support rods each coupled to the frame member and extending away from the frame member. In particular, each of the support rods may include an elongate body having a fixed end coupled to the frame member and a free end.
Dimex Office Products Llc

Cabinet

A cabinet 10 having at least one door 32 which may be selectively and removably placed within the generally hollow storage compartment 14 of the cabinet 10 and which may be also moved outside of the compartment 14 and allowed to selectively articulate along movement arc 120 and to be selectively placed in a closed positon in which the at least one door 32 overlays the storage cavity or compartment 14.. .

Shelving assembly and assembly

A shelf assembly and method of assembling the same are generally presented. The shelf assembly includes a back shelf wall having one or more mounting ports therein.
Proos Manufacturing, Inc.

Pack frame

An adjustable shoulder strap attachment assembly is disclosed, as are methods for adjustably attaching shoulder straps to a backpack frame. The backpack frame has a pair of generally vertically-oriented tracks.
Kuiu, Inc.

Connection device for holding an object, such as a key, dog tag, and the like

A connector ring includes a body with first and second ring portions. Each ring portion is configured to extend through the item opening of a corresponding item.
Aha Llc

Self-aligning, quick connect and disconnect magnetic end connectors

Self-aligning, durable quick connect strap end connector system that includes a pair of identical end connectors configured to slide together and interconnect. Each end connector includes a body with a strap bar and strap slot formed on the body's proximal end.

Sole structure and baseball spike shoes with the sole structure

A lower surface of an outsole is provided with a high traction stud and a low traction stud arranged around the high traction stud in a lateral side area located on a lateral side of a forefoot including a second proximal phalanx and a second metatarsal and third to fifth phalanges and metatarsals. Each of the high and low traction studs is configured to be longer in a direction along a stress direction, which is a direction of shear stress generated in the lateral side area in a follow through of a hitting movement, than in a direction orthogonal to the stress direction..
Mizuno Corporation

Wearable article with a kinetic energy generator

A wearable article, a system, and methods include a structural material configured to be worn on a body, a volatile energy storage device, a wireless transmission circuit, coupled to the volatile energy storage device, comprising an antenna having a minimum transmission energy, a kinetic energy generator, positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be manipulated to induce a voltage output, the kinetic energy generator coupled to and configured to charge the volatile energy storage device, a sensor configured to output activity data related to the wearable article, and an electronic data storage, coupled to the sensor, configured to store the activity data. Upon the volatile energy storage device charging to at least the minimum transmission energy, the wireless transmission circuit transmits the activity data as stored in the electronic data storage based on energy discharged from the volatile energy storage device..
Nike, Inc.

Apparel with wireless-powered sensors

An article of apparel, system, and methods optionally include a textile material, a mobile device holder, coupled to the textile material, configured to secure a mobile device with respect to the article of apparel, and an electrical system. The electrical system includes an antenna, configured to communicatively couple with a primary antenna of the mobile device, positioned in relation to the holder, a power supply, coupled to the antenna, configured to output power based on a current as generated in the antenna when communicatively coupled with the primary antenna, a controller, coupled to the power supply, operable based on the power as output by the power supply, and a sensor, coupled to the textile material, communicatively coupled to the controller via a conductor, configured to detect a sensor condition and output a sensor signal when powered by the power output by the power supply..
Nike, Inc.

Electronic vaping device and components thereof

A liquid reservoir component of an electronic vaping device includes an outer casing extending in a longitudinal direction, an air inlet, and a vapor outlet. An inner tube is within the outer casing defining a central air passage communicates with the inlet and the outlet.
Altria Client Services Llc

Enhanced modular electronic cigarette assembly with disposable elements including tanks

Radically improved modular devices, system and methods make it more convenient for a user to exchange the flavoring or physiological active species with ease and without mixing of previously loaded mixtures. Likewise devices, systems, and methods for introducing flavoring, nicotine, or other chemical species desired for consumption by the user into e-cigarette vapor without heating them, thus avoiding excessive pyrolysis or degradation to those ingredients is taught.
Voodoo Science Llc

Paper wrapper for an electrically heated aerosol-generating article

An electrically heated aerosol-generating article is provided, including an aerosol-generating substrate including at least one aerosol former in an amount of between 5 percent and 30 percent by weight of the aerosol-generating substrate; a mouthpiece; and a paper wrapper circumscribing at least a portion of the aerosol-generating substrate, the paper wrapper having a wet tensile strength of at least 5 newtons per 15 millimeters when measured in accordance with the wet tensile strength test using a 1:1 mixture of water and glycerine.. .
Philip Morris Products S.a.

Forced air ozone reactor for microbial reduction

Disclosed is an apparatus for inactivating bacteria and/or reducing microbial count on a food product or a container therefore, which is susceptible to surface and sub-surface microbial presence is provided, said apparatus comprising a sealable chamber which is operably connected to i) an ozone generator for generating ozone gas, and ii) an evacuation fan for forcing movement of ozone gas through the sealable chamber. Also disclosed is a method for inactivating bacteria and/or reducing microbial count on a food product or a container therefore, which is susceptible to surface and sub-surface microbial presence is provided, said method comprising a) providing a plurality of said food product or container in a sealable chamber which is operably connected to i) an ozone generator for generating ozone gas, and ii) an evacuation fan for forcing movement of ozone gas vertically through the sealable chamber; b) creating condensation on surface of the food product or container by adjusting humidity in the sealable chamber to reach a predetermined humidity; c) operating the ozone generator and the evacuation fan to generate a predetermined exhaust air velocity to pass ozone gas generated by the ozone generator through the sealable chamber for a predetermined period of dwell time; and d) expelling ozone gas from the sealable chamber.
Harpc Solutions Inc.

Method for using mustard meal or an extract thereof

Disclosed are embodiments of a method of using mustard meal or mustard meal extract. Certain embodiments concern controlling vegetable sprouting, such as potato sprouting.
University Of Idaho

Novel mouse repeller

The invention relates to a novel mouse repeller including a cavity defined by a shell and a base, and a power rectification and supply part, an ultrasonic output module and a negative ion generator which are located in the cavity, wherein the power rectification and supply part supplies power to the ultrasonic output module and the negative ion generator, the ultrasonic output module includes an ultrasonic transducer protruding out of the shell, and the negative iron generator includes a discharge electrode plate which is a detachable and cleanable electrode plate. The novel mouse repeller is of an integrated structure and has a remarkable mouse repelling effect; meanwhile, the adopted detachable and cleanable electrode plate is high in power and can be reused after being detached and cleaned, so that a powerful negative ion emitting effect is maintained, and the use cost is obviously reduced..

Non-human animals having an engineered immunoglobulin lambda light chain locus

Non-human animals (and/or non-human cells) and methods of using and making the same are provided, which non-human animals (and/or non-human cells) have a genome comprising human antibody-encoding sequences (i.e., immunoglobulin genes). Non-human animals described herein express antibodies that contain human igλ light chains, in whole or in part.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Retractable multifunctional dog leash

A retractable multifunctional dog leash that contains an outer shell, a retractable rope in the outer shell, and a position limiting stopper at a front end of the retractable rope to prevent the retractable rope from completely retracting back into the outer shell. A roller device releasing and retracting the retractable rope is provided inside the outer shell; a sound generator is also provided on the outer shell to generate sound directly.

Fastattach implement structure

An implement attachment system for a lawn maintenance vehicle includes a box-like structure, where the box-like structure defines a hook configured to cooperate with fasteners located on the lawn maintenance vehicle. A pin is attached to the box-like structure and the pin extends generally downward from the box-like structure.
Mtd Products Inc

Agricultural produce processor

An apparatus comprising a pair of associated chopper drums, including a top chopper drum and a lower chopper drum. The chopper drum defines an axial cylindrical bore having a rotational axis into which is mounted a drive shaft (not shown) that is keyed radially to drive the chopper drum.
Ehs Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices

A method for determining motional branch current in an ultrasonic transducer of an ultrasonic surgical device over multiple frequencies of a transducer drive signal. The method may comprise, at each of a plurality of frequencies of the transducer drive signal, oversampling a current and voltage of the transducer drive signal, receiving, by a processor, the current and voltage samples, and determining, by the processor, the motional branch current based on the current and voltage samples, a static capacitance of the ultrasonic transducer and the frequency of the transducer drive signal..
Longwood Gardens, Inc.

Power operated rotary knife with notched rotary knife blade and trim guide

A power operated rotary knife assembly including a power operated rotary knife having an annular rotary knife blade, a trim guide, and a drive mechanism for driving the rotary knife blade about an axis of rotation. The assembly also includes a portable power unit, a vacuum assembly and a flexible shaft drive transmission coupled between the power operated rotary knife and the portable power unit.
Longwood Gardens, Inc.

Method and system for fluorescent imaging with background surgical image composed of selective illumination spectra

A surgical site is simultaneously illuminated by less than all the visible color components that make up visible white light, and a fluorescence excitation illumination component by an illuminator in a minimally invasive surgical system. An image capture system acquires an image for each of the visible color components illuminating the surgical site and a fluorescence image, which is excited by the fluorescence excitation component from the illuminator.
Longwood Gardens, Inc.

Antimicrobial solution and methods of making and using the same

A chitosan solution is formed from chitin, which is a homopolymer of beta (1-4)- linked n-acetyl-d-glucosamine. Rinsed, dried and ground chitin undergoes a process of deacetylation to convert some n-acetyl glucosamine to glucosamine, a primary component of chitosan.
Longwood Gardens, Inc.

Daicel Corporation

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Daicel Corporation

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Teva Pharmaceuticals International Gmbh

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Fujifilm Corporation

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Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

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Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

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Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

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Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

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System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route

System having one or more processors that are configured to (a) generate, as a vehicle system moves along a route, a plurality of different trial plans for an upcoming segment of the route. The trial plans include potential operational settings of the vehicle system along the route.
General Electric Company

Input torque control during transmission shift

A controller commands an engine torque level in response to a driver demanded torque based on an accelerator pedal position. If the driver demanded torque decreases rapidly during or just prior to a torque phase of a shift, the controller commands the engine to temporarily generate torque exceeding the driver demand.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle transmission control device

In a hybrid vehicle, rotational speed control on a motor/generator connected to a first engagement clutch is carried out when there is a gear shift request to a gear shift stage at which the first engagement clutch of the multistage gear transmission is meshingly engaged. A transmission control unit is provided for outputting a meshing engagement instruction to the first engagement clutch when a rotational speed feedback control causes a differential rotation speed of the first engagement clutch to be within a range of a synchronization determination rotational speed.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Vehicle transmission clutch engagement control system

A vehicle includes a transmission having a torque converter, an oncoming clutch, and a controller. The controller is programmed to, in response to a torque of the oncoming clutch exceeding an estimated average by a threshold during an engagement, increase the torque of the oncoming clutch via a feedforward command and adjust the torque of the oncoming clutch via a feedback command to compensate for deviations in the torque generated by the feedforward command during the engagement..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle operator notification system

A vehicle includes an ignition, selector, and controller. The ignition is configured to start and shutdown the vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device including a tire-side device and a vehicle-side device is provided. The tire-side device includes a vibration detection unit that outputs a detection signal corresponding to a magnitude of vibration of a tire, a signal processing unit that generates μ data representing a friction coefficient between the tire and a road surface by processing the detection signal, and a transmitter that transmits the μ data.
Soken, Inc.

Methods and systems for adapting clutches of a vehicle transmission

Methods and systems are provided for controlling clutch capacity in a hybrid electric vehicle. In one example, a method includes adjusting values of a transfer function of a clutch of a dual clutch transmission in response to an operating condition of an engine and/or operating condition of an integrated starter/generator coupled to the engine while a vehicle is propelled via an electric machine coupled to the dual clutch transmission, and maintaining a driver demand wheel torque at vehicle wheels via adjusting torque of the electric machine in response to the operating condition of the engine and/or operating condition of the integrated starter generator.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Control system for a clutch during a regenerative braking event

A vehicle includes an electric machine, battery, torque converter bypass clutch, drive wheel, and controller. The electric machine is configured to recharge the battery via regenerative braking.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Torque converter clutch engagement pressure control for regenerative braking

A vehicle system may include a controller configured to increase, after a specified delay, an engagement pressure of a torque converter clutch prior to occurrence of the event to a target pressure that is based on a regenerative braking torque estimate associated with the event such that a portion of energy associated with the event is converted to electricity. The controller may increase the engagement pressure in response to an accelerator pedal release and an expected regenerative braking event..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor, an inverter, an electric power storage device, a transmission, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform control such that the inverter regeneratively drives the motor, when the electrical system temperature is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature, set an amount of change of a gear ratio to a down-shift side based on an electrical system temperature and regenerative torque of the motor, and set target gear ratio such that the gear ratio changes to the down-shift side by the amount of change..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Hybrid vehicle and controlling transmission

Disclosed herein are a hybrid vehicle and method of controlling a transmission therefor, and more particularly, a method of controlling a transmission capable of predicting a driver's required torque to reduce unnecessary gear-shifts and improve fuel efficiency, and a hybrid vehicle for performing the same. In one aspect of the present invention, a method of controlling a transmission of a parallel type hybrid vehicle may include determining a first torque, the first torque being a current required torque, determining a second torque, the second torque being a required torque expected to be generated at a near-future time after a current time, comparing, when the first torque is greater than or equal to a first threshold, the second torque with a second threshold set according to the near-future time, and performing downshifting when the second torque is greater than or equal to the second threshold as a result of the comparison..
Kia Motors Corporation

Methods and systems for engine-off disengagement of a vehicle park state

Methods and systems are provided for launching a vehicle in an electric-only mode of operation. In one example, a driveline operating method comprises engaging a parking pawl to an output shaft of a dual clutch transmission in response to a request to engine a vehicle into a parked state, and disengaging the parking pawl via rotating an engine via an integrated starter/generator in response to a request to propel the vehicle solely via power of an electric machine positioned downstream of the dual clutch transmission.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Braking device for vehicle

Provided is a braking device for a vehicle comprising: a first hydraulic pressure generation unit which generates hydraulic pressure corresponding to the volume of a master chambers in the master chambers that change in volume according to the movement of master pistons; a second hydraulic pressure generation unit which is configured so as to be capable of generating a desired hydraulic pressure in a bottoming state in which the forward movement of the master pistons is restricted by a master cylinder; braking force generation units which apply the braking force corresponding to the input hydraulic pressure to wheels of a vehicle; and a braking force control unit which causes the second hydraulic pressure generation unit to generate hydraulic pressure in the bottoming state, and inputs the hydraulic pressure to the braking force generation units.. .
Advics Co., Ltd.

Electronically slip-controllable braking system

An electronically slip-controllable vehicle braking system for a motor vehicle, including an actuatable brake master cylinder, to which at least one wheel brake that is associated with one wheel of a front axle of the vehicle, and at least one wheel brake that is associated with one wheel of a rear axle of the motor vehicle, are detachably connected. An electronically controllable first actuator suite of the braking system establishes and regulates mutually differing brake pressures in the wheel brakes as a function of the respectively existing slip conditions.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Vehicle control apparatus and control method thereof

Disclosed are a vehicle control apparatus and a control method thereof. The vehicle control apparatus and the control method thereof include an input portion configured to receive an engagement operation signal for stopping from an electronic parking brake (epb) apparatus and a current wheel speed value and a current acceleration value sensed by a sensing apparatus; a determiner configured to determine whether the engagement operation signal is generated at a time immediately before a vehicle is stopped and thus whether a current state is a first state on the basis of the current wheel speed value; when the current state is determined as the first state, determine whether the current state is a second state in which the vehicle is intended to be stopped on land that is flat on the basis of the current acceleration value; and, when the current state is determined as the second state, determine that the current state is a third state in which it is impossible for the epb apparatus to determine an inclination; and a controller configured to turn off an inclination determining mode of the epb apparatus and turn on an inclination determination impossible mode of the epb apparatus when the current state is determined as the first state, the second state, and the third state, thereby controlling the epb apparatus to lower a current braking force value of the epb apparatus to a target braking force value which is set to correspond to the inclination determination impossible mode..
Mando Corporation

Direction crossing detector for containment boundary

A containment area can be defined by a single cable carrying an asymmetric electromagnetic signal that generates a magnetic field comprising an asymmetric waveform. A single inductor circuit configured to detect a single axis of the magnetic field can detect the asymmetric waveform and determine which direction the inductor is traveling relative to the cable.
Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

Webbing take-up device

A webbing take-up device includes a spool, a lock gear that restricts pull-out direction rotation of the spool, a force limiter mechanism that permits pull-out direction rotation of the spool at or above a force limiter load, and a pawl that switches the force limiter load. The webbing take-up device further includes a cylinder section that includes a first cylindrical portion and a second cylindrical portion, a gas generator that supplies gas into the second cylindrical portion, and a piston section that is moved along the first cylindrical portion by an increase in pressure inside the second cylindrical portion and the first cylindrical portion so as to press and displace the pawl.
Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-rika-denki-seisakusho

Gas generator

A stopper means formed on an inner wall surface of the cylindrical housing, the stopper means stopping movement of the partition wall or reducing movement speed of the partition wall, before the partition wall collides with the diffuser portion, by coming into contact with the partition wall which moves in an axial direction upon receipt of a pressure of a combustion gas generated by combustion of the gas generating agent in the combustion chamber at the time of actuation.. .

Gas generator

When the gas generator is placed in a high-temperature atmosphere, due to a pressure increase or an impact caused by the gas inflow into the diffuser chamber, the first closing member being deformed or the first closing member being moved toward the combustion chamber, thereby making the combustion chamber and the diffuser chamber communicate with each other and making an inside of the combustion chamber and an outside of the gas generator communicate with each other.. .

View friendly monitor systems

A view friendly monitor system provides a monitor and a sequence of views that are regions of interest. The monitor can display a region of the camera view; the system is configured such that the displayed region of the camera view is a region of interest to the user.

Automotive interior component such as a tambour door

An automotive center console includes a console body having an interior cavity accessible through an opening and a tambour door for opening and closing the opening. The tambour door includes a vacuum formed cover, a substrate including a plurality of generally parallel slats allowing the tambour to flex to a curved shape and an foam layer in between the substrate and the cover.
Inoac Usa, Inc.

Vehicle and control method thereof

Disclosed are a vehicle and a control method thereof, and more particularly, a technique for imaging a pedestrian near a vehicle, acquiring location information of the pedestrian in real time, and outputting warning sounds in a direction in which the pedestrian is located on the basis of the acquired location information of the pedestrian. The vehicle includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a pedestrian and acquire location information of the pedestrian, a controller configured to generate a control signal for outputting warning sounds in a direction in which the pedestrian is located based on the acquired location information of the pedestrian when the pedestrian is located within a predetermined distance from the vehicle, and a speaker array configured to output the warning sounds in the direction in which the pedestrian is located based on the generated control signal..
Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle and control method thereof

Disclosed are a vehicle and a control method thereof, and more particularly, a technique for acquiring location information of a pedestrian near a vehicle, predicting a movement path of the pedestrian, and outputting warning sounds in a direction toward where the pedestrian is moving. The vehicle includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a pedestrian near the vehicle, a detection sensor configured to acquire location information of the pedestrian, a controller configured to predict a movement route of the pedestrian based on the acquired location information of the pedestrian and generate a control signal for outputting warning sounds in a direction toward where the pedestrian is moving based on the predicted movement route of the pedestrian; and a speaker array configured to output the warning sounds in the direction toward where the pedestrian is moving based on the generated control signal..
Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle gutter spout cover

A vehicle gutter spout cover comprising: a receptacle with a generally smooth outside surface; an orifice located on the receptacle and configured to allow the receptacle to slide over and enclose at least a portion of a gutter spout; and an adjustable length connecting means attached to the receptacle. A vehicle gutter spout cover system comprising: a vehicle; at least one gutter located on the vehicle; at least one gutter spout in fluid communication with the gutter; a receptacle with a generally smooth outside surface; an orifice located on the receptacle and configured to allow the receptacle to slide over and enclose at least a portion of the gutter spout; an adjustable length connecting means attached to the receptacle; and a vehicle cover configured to cover a vehicle and the gutter spout, with the receptacle generally enclosing at least a portion of the gutter spout..

System and reducing speed ripple of drive motor of electric vehicle

A system and method for reducing drive motor speed ripple of an electric vehicle are provided. The system includes an inverter that converts dc power supplied from a battery to ac power and supplies the ac power to the drive motor by inverter switching.
Kia Motors Corporation

System and electric vehicle charging analysis and feedback

A computer-implemented method for electric vehicle charging analysis and feedback includes transmitting charge parameters from an electric vehicle to a remote server, wherein the charge parameters include at least an ignition status, position information, temporal charging information, and a charging energy source type. The method includes receiving feedback from the remote server after the remote server analyzes the charge parameters and generates the feedback based on time of use rates and the charging energy source type, wherein the time of use rates are determined based on the position information and the temporal charging information..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Power supply arrangement with an interface for operation of a multi-voltage system

A power supply arrangement having an interface for operation of a multi-voltage system of an agricultural vehicle includes a first network segment with a motor generator connected thereto and a second network segment with a lead battery connected thereto. The first network segment has a first voltage level corresponding to a nominal voltage of the lead battery for operation of an electric vehicle components, and the second network segment includes a higher second voltage level for charging the lead battery and providing electric power to an electric load comprising an agricultural implement.
Deere & Company

Vehicle control method and vehicle control device

A vehicle control method is provided for controlling a vehicle having a friction clutch configured to switch between engagement and disengagement between a motor/generator and a drive wheel. The vehicle control method includes maintaining a friction clutch disengaged with slack eliminated in a stroke while the vehicle is stopped, reducing a motor rotational speed using a predetermined rotational speed as a target motor rotational speed in response a request to stop a motor/generator upon determining the motor rotational speed of the motor/generator is greater than the predetermined rotational speed, and when the motor rotational speed has reached the predetermined rotational speed, reducing the motor rotational speed toward zero while limiting the torque of the motor/generator..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Regenerative braking method

A vehicle system includes a controller that is programmed to, in response to a speed differential between the vehicle and a forward detected object, decelerate the vehicle at a first rate during a first period via regenerative braking alone and decelerate the vehicle at a second rate during a second period, following the first period, to reduce a distance to the forward detected object from an initial distance to a minimum distance.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

In-wheel working device

An in-wheel working device may include a motor part configured to generate power, a first speed reduction part including a sun gear connected to a driving shaft of the motor part and configured to rotate with the driving shaft, a planetary gear configured to rotate along a circumference of the sun gear, and a carrier configured to rotate with the planetary gear, a second speed reduction part installed in series to the first speed reduction part, and configured to perform speed reduction through a gear ratio while rotating with the carrier axially connected to the second speed reduction part, a hub part spline-coupled to the second speed reduction part, and configured to rotate with the second speed reduction part, and a wheel member connected to the hub part, and configured to rotate with the hub part.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

Fan shroud for motor vehicle

A cooling assembly for a vehicle is capable of improving air-blowing efficiency through rotation of a fan at the time of stopping the vehicle and improving heat-exchange efficiency of a heat exchanger provided in an engine room of the vehicle through an increase in an amount of introduced driving wind at the time of driving the vehicle by including a valve assembly controlling introduction and discharge of the driving wind. The valve assembly is capable of preventing deterioration of wind-amount performance due to leakage of air by blocking a gap generated between the shroud and the valve assembly to minimize air leaked through the gap..
Hanon Systems

Device and fan-based deicing of air door assemblies

A motor vehicle component assembly including an air door assembly having an air door frame, on which at least one air door is movably arranged for adjusting the area through which air can flow in an air flow opening; a heat source that can include a coolant heat exchanger and/or an internal combustion engine; a blower which in the rated operating mode generates an operating air flow from the air door assembly toward the heat source; a sensor device that detects at least one operating variable and/or one state variable of the motor vehicle component assembly, and/or one state variable of the area surrounding the motor vehicle component assembly, and on the basis of this detection, outputs at least one detection variable; and a control device, which is configured to control the operation of the blower, the control device being configured to operate the blower, based on the at least one detected variable, in a deicing mode that is different from the rated operating mode, in which the blower generates a deicing air flow from the heat source toward the air door assembly.. .
Röchling Automotive Se & Co. Kg

A working machine arranged with means to drive and control a hydraulic pump

A working machine that includes an internal combustion engine, a generator, an energy storage and an electric motor for driving one or more wheels of the working machine is provided. The internal combustion engine is arranged to drive the generator and the generator is arranged to supply power to the electric motor via the energy storage.
Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

Truck cap with rear lift gate for a truck

A rear lift gate can be hingedly coupled to a truck cap body and movable between a lowered closed position and a raised open position. The rear lift gate can include a lower margin having a convex shape generally corresponding to an outward or rearward convex upper margin of the tailgate.
A.r.e. Accessories, Llc

Ring gear and brake for centerless wheel

The present disclosure may relate to centerless wheel assembly that includes a centerless rim including a first center point laying in a first plane generally defined by the centerless rim. The centerless wheel assembly may also include a centerless ring gear coupled to the centerless rim such that rotation of the centerless ring gear causes a corresponding rotation of the centerless rim.
Orbis Wheels, Inc.

Extended dividers

A divider assembly is shown and described herein. A divider assembly for dividing a stack of sheets, the divider assembly may include a sleeve having a first edge and an opposite second edge.
Ccl Label, Inc.

An aperiodic moire security element and production thereof

A moiré magnification device for authenticating security articles, the moiré magnification device comprising: an array of micro focusing elements; and an array of micro images; wherein the array of micro focusing elements and the array of micro images are correspondingly aperiodic such that the micro focusing elements generate moiré magnifications of the micro image when viewing the device at predetermined viewing angles. A device such as this raises the complexity and difficulty of the task facing would-be counterfeiters.
Ccl Secure Pty Ltd

Remote passport and security document marking

A system for remote security document marking comprising an interface adapted to receive, from field equipment and via a network, graphical data of a scanned image of a security document; a data storage adapted to store a data record comprising said received image data and additional data in relation to an owner of the scanned security document; a graphical data processing module adapted to superimpose an image of a mark onto the image of the security document and adapted to generate further graphical data of the scanned image of the security document with the mark; and an access module adapted to provide access to said further graphical data.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa

Two-sided hinged repositionable note

A two-sided articulating note comprises a generally flat writing portion having opposing front and back sides and a hinged edge, an anchor portion, and a joint portion between the anchor portion and the hinged edge. A method of using the note configures the note in a first configuration by securing the anchor portion to an object so that the front side of the writing portion is exposed and the back side of the writing portion faces the object while the note lies flat, writes on the front side of the writing portion while the note is in the first configuration, configures the note in a second configuration by folding over the note about the joint portion to cause the back side of the writing portion to be exposed, and writing on the back side of the writing portion while the note is in the second configuration..

Liquid ejecting apparatus

A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting section having a nozzle that is configured to eject liquid; a liquid tank that is configured to receive the liquid ejected from the nozzle, and is disposed at a separate position from the liquid ejecting section; a waste liquid containing chamber that stores liquid ejected from the liquid ejecting section or waste liquid generated during a maintenance operation of the liquid ejecting section; a main base section which includes at least the liquid ejecting section and constitutes a base of the apparatus; and a sub base section which includes at least one of the liquid tank and the waste liquid containing chamber and is detachably attached to the main base section, and constitutes a base of the apparatus together with the main base section.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Liquid discharge method and liquid discharge apparatus

Disclosed is a liquid discharge method of discharging liquid with a liquid discharge head having a heating surface that contacts and heats the liquid and a discharge port that faces the heating surface and discharges the liquid. The method includes heating the liquid through the heating surface to generate a bubble such that the bubble communicates with an atmosphere, thereby discharging the liquid.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Acoustophoretic printing apparatus and method

The present invention contains a printing apparatus and a method, e.g., for ejecting inks (i.e., pure liquids, mixtures, colloids, etc.) for a very broad range of physical properties (such as viscosity). Acoustic forces 3a may be generated by an emitter 1 and a reflector 2 to detach droplets 10 from a nozzle 6.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Inkjet printing apparatus

A printing apparatus includes a printing head configured to eject a first ink and a second ink, wherein the second ink generates less deposition than the first ink, an ink absorber configured to absorb the ink ejected from the printing head, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the ink absorber through an optical method, and a control unit configured to cause the printing head to eject the second ink to the ink absorber based on a detection result of the detection unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Octree serialization

In some examples, octree serialization can include non-transitory machine-readable medium storing instructions, the instructions executable by a processing resource to evaluate two or more nodes sequentially in an octree structure until a leaf node is reached, wherein the two or more nodes include at least one non-leaf node, and generate a serialized octree document based on a respective node identifier in a header associated with each node of the two or more nodes.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Method for manufacting hybrid-nature leather having excellent apprearance quality and durability

A method for manufacturing hybrid-natural leather having excellent appearance quality and good durability such as light resistance, water resistance, elongation and abrasion resistance is provided. Particularly, the fiber layer having a similar structure to the natural leather is introduced to the natural leather and the natural leather and the fiber layer are bonded and fused with each other under a specific condition to manufacture hybrid-natural leather having excellent durability while preventing wrinkles, stretching, and the like from being generated..
Hyundai Motor Company

Retroreflective sheeting

The present application relates generally to retroreflective sheeting and the tools and methods used to make retroreflective sheeting. Microreplication tools and sheeting include controlled surface structure or haze.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Automated configuration of printer settings

A factory server receives part requests from customer devices and controls one or more manufacturing tools, such as 3d printers, to fabricate the requested parts. The factory server implements several features to streamline the process of fabricating parts using the manufacturing tools.
Voodoo Manufacturing, Inc.

Three-dimensional printing

The present disclosure provides various three-dimensional (3d) objects, some of which comprise a wire or 3d plane. Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus, software, and systems for their generation that may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary support during the formation of the 3d objects.
Velo3d, Inc.

Apparatus and adjusting and controlling the stacking-up layer manufacturing

An apparatus of adjusting and controlling the stacking-up layer manufacturing comprises a target, a powder providing unit, an energy generating unit, and a magnetism unit. The powder providing unit is coupled on a top of the target.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Extrusion die and nozzle cooling system for large scale 3d additive manufacturing

An additive manufacturing (am) extrusion die system having an extrusion die configured to receive a material to be extruded. The extrusion die includes a main body having a cylindrical section and a distal tapered section terminating at an extruder tip.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

Inherently super-omniphobic filaments, fibers, and fabrics and system for manufacture

Invention is directed to a method of extruding an omni-phobic filament comprising: extruding a co-polymer filament having a first polymer at a core having generally a circular cross-section, and a second polymer disposed at a perimeter of the core wherein the second polymer is dissolvable; creating channels disposed at the perimeter of the core by dissolving the second polymer; creating trapezoidal cross-section features having a distal angle less than 70°, a top edge greater than a side length and a bottom length less than the side length; and adding nano-sized particles to at least one of the top edge and one or more sides or any combination thereof.. .
The United States Department Of Defense Department Of The Army

Interior parts for vehicles and molding the same

A method of molding an interior part for a vehicle includes determining a 3d graphic sample model. A shape of the sample model has concave portions having curvatures determined through 3d modeling and gradients of an inner surface of each concave portion.
Kia Motors Corporation

Injection molding method with metallic pigment using magnetic field

An apparatus for molding a part having ferromagnetic pigments is provided by the present disclosure. A magnetic field, generated by an electromagnet, is set up adjacent a wall of the part cavity that will define an a-surface of the part.
Ford Motor Company

Knife with fire starting implement

The invention relates to a novel knife with fire igniting capabilities as part of the knife itself. More specifically, the present invention provides for both a knife, and fire starting capability in one piece, which are both crucial to outdoor survival and useful in general camping and hiking activities.

Wafer swapper

The present disclosure generally relates to semiconductor process equipment used to transfer semiconductor substrates between process chambers. More specifically, embodiments described herein are related to systems and methods used to transfer, or swap, semiconductor substrates between process chambers using a transport device that employs at least two blades for the concurrent transfer of substrates between processing chambers..
Applied Materials, Inc.

Device, method, program and recording medium, for simulation of article arraying operation performed by robot

A simulation device for a robot rearranging articles in a random arrangement on a conveyor to a regular arrangement while tracking the conveyor. The simulation device includes a model locating section for locating a conveyor model, a plurality of article models, a sensor model and an arraying robot model in a virtual space; a conveying motion simulating section for making the conveyor model convey the article models in the random arrangement; a detecting motion simulating section for making the sensor model obtain position information of the article models; an arrangement pattern generating section for generating an arrangement pattern on the conveyor model; and an arraying motion simulating section for making the arraying robot model pick up the article models in the random arrangement and place the picked-up article models in accordance with the arrangement pattern, while tracking an article conveying motion..
Fanuc Corporation

Robot system, robot system control method, and action command generation device

Provided is a robot system including: a robot including a hand; a unit job storage section configured to store a unit job; a linking job generation section configured to generate a linking job being a command to move the hand from an end position at which a first unit job has ended to a start position at which a second unit job to be executed subsequently after the first unit job is started; an action command generation section configured to generate an action command for the robot by connecting the unit jobs and the linking job in series, based on arrangement of a plurality of processing symbols; and a required time calculation section configured to calculate a required time of the action command by adding required times of the unit jobs and a required time of the linking job.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Angular positioning fly tying vise

The subject invention provides a means to tie a fly pattern for a fishing method by means of the fly tying vise mechanism. In general, the invention employs technology that allows the individual to position the various parts of the vise in multiple ways to achieve virtually unlimited angular positioning of the jaws.

Coated abrasives having a blend of abrasive particles and increased tear resistance

The present invention relates generally to coated abrasive articles that include a blend of abrasive particles, an increased tear resistance, or combinations thereof, as well as methods of making and using said coated abrasive articles.. .
Saint-gobain Abrasifs

Numerical controller of machine tool

A controller of a machine tool capable of suppressing heat generation and realizing a stable cutting operation during deep cutting is provided. A numerical controller for controlling a machine tool including a spindle motor formed of an induction motor and a feed axis driving motor includes: a magnetic flux amount acquisition means that acquires a present magnetic flux amount of the spindle motor; and a speed change means that changes a speed of the feed axis driving motor on the basis of the magnetic flux amount..
Fanuc Corporation

Conditioning gas turbine engine components for aerodynamic noise reduction

The present invention relates to a conditioning method of gas turbine engine components (e.g. Compressor blades and vanes) for aerodynamic noise reduction.
Envaerospace Inc.

Method for the generative production of a 3-dimensional component

A method and apparatus for the generative production of a three-dimensional component in a processing chamber are disclosed. The method performs the steps of providing a metal starting material in the processing chamber and melting the starting material by inputting energy, which are repeated multiple times.

Automatic and semi-automatic welding systems and methods

Methods and devices for control for an automated welding system are provided. Disclosed control methods may include receiving a data set including one or more features of a joint to be welded and receiving a weld procedure for the joint to be welded.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Engine-driven welding-type power supplies with portable welding units

Engine-driven welding-type power supplies with portable welding units are disclosed. An example engine driven welder includes an engine, a generator configured to convert mechanical power from the engine to electric power, a chassis, the engine and the generator being mounted to the chassis, and a welding power supply configured to receive the electric power from the generator and convert the electric power to welding-type power, wherein the chassis is configured to physically hold the welding power supply, the welding power supply is physically separable from the chassis, and the welding power supply is connected to be able to receive the electric power when the welding power supply is separated from the chassis and when the welding power supply is connected to the chassis..
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Methods for producing diamond grits for a wafer slicing system

A method for producing diamond grits for use in a wafer slicing system includes adjusting an initial diamond size distribution until an intermediate diamond size distribution is generated. The intermediate diamond size distribution has a corresponding simulated penetration thickness value less than or equal a predetermined penetration thickness value, and penetration thickness is a parameter proportional to a depth of subsurface damage that would occur when slicing an ingot using a diamond coated wire having an associated diamond size distribution.
Corner Star Limited