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 Systems and methods for time-lapse selection subsequent to capturing media content patent thumbnailSystems and methods for time-lapse selection subsequent to capturing media content
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can capture media content including an original set of frames. A selection of a time-lapse amount can be received.
Facebook, Inc.


 Information processing apparatus, terminal device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus, terminal device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium
An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an acquiring unit and an associating unit. The acquiring unit acquires, from an application, terminal information, which is used to identify a terminal device, and feature information, which is created on the basis of information that is allocated to the terminal device and that varies in accordance with the time elapsed, and acquires, from a browser, cookie information and the feature information.
Yahoo Japan Corporation


 Systems and methods for quick release electromagnetic relays patent thumbnailSystems and methods for quick release electromagnetic relays
An electromagnetic relay is provided. The electromagnetic relay includes a first port and a second port, a first coil and a second coil, a movable armature coupled between the first port and the second port constructed to connect and disconnect the first port and the second port, a switch circuit, and a coil control circuit.
Schneider Electric It Corporation


 Articulating amplifier stand patent thumbnailArticulating amplifier stand
Improvements in a tilting, lifting stand are presented. The tilt, lift stand is for a musical instrument stand or to elevate/tilt a speaker and or amplifier and rigidly supports a sousaphone brass type instruments, speaker or amplifier in an in a stored and in a playable or elevated position.
Randall May International Inc


 Image-based automated measurement model to predict pelvic organ prolapse patent thumbnailImage-based automated measurement model to predict pelvic organ prolapse
A system and methodology for the automated localization, extraction, and analysis of mri-based features with clinical information to improve the diagnosis of pelvic organ prolapse (pop). The system can automatically identify reference points for pelvic floor measurements on mri rapidly and consistent.
University Of South Florida


 Diagnostic tool and  efficient software development patent thumbnailDiagnostic tool and efficient software development
Disclosed is a computer-implemented software development diagnostic tool for improving the efficiency of software development. The computer-implemented software development diagnostic tool implements a state machine including learning, troubleshooting, and reworking states, records time elapsed in each state, and produces annotated timeline data.
New Iron Systems, Inc.


 Playback zone representations patent thumbnailPlayback zone representations
Method and systems are provided for displaying playback zone representations in a controller interface for a media playback system. An example implementation involves a computing device receiving a command to display representations of playback zones in a media playback system.
Sonos, Inc.


 Method for predicting a voltage collapse in a micro-grid connected to a power distribution network patent thumbnailMethod for predicting a voltage collapse in a micro-grid connected to a power distribution network
A method predicts a voltage collapse in a micro-grid connected to a power distribution network by measuring states at a point of common coupling of the micro-grid, and a connected bus of the power distribution network connected to the micro-grid through a connection link. Then, it is determined whether a reactive power generation limit of the micro-grid is reached based on the states, and if no, repeating the measuring, and otherwise determining parameters of the connection link using the measurements.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.


 Failure diagnosis device of emission control system patent thumbnailFailure diagnosis device of emission control system
In a failure diagnosis device of an emission control system that utilizes an electrode-based pm sensor provided downstream of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit to diagnose a failure of the particulate filter, disclosed embodiments may suppress reduction of accuracy of diagnosis of a failure due to in-cylinder rich control. The failure diagnosis device of the emission control system starts application of a predetermined voltage to electrodes of the electrode-based pm sensor after a sensor recovery process that removes pm depositing between the electrodes of the pm sensor, and diagnoses a failure of the particulate filter based on an output of the pm sensor measured after elapse of a predetermined time period since the start of application of the predetermined voltage.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


 Serum/plasma micrornas and uses thereof patent thumbnailSerum/plasma micrornas and uses thereof
This invention provides a combination of micrornas for evaluating the physiological and/or pathological condition of a subject, wherein the combination comprises all detectable micrornas stably existing in the serum/plasma of a subject; and a method for evaluating the physiological and/or pathological condition of a subject, wherein the method includes determining all detectable micrornas stably existing in the serum/plasma of a subject; and a kit for evaluating the physiological and/or pathological condition of a subject, wherein the kit contains the tools for determining all detectable micrornas that stably existing in the serum/plasma of a subject; and a biochip for evaluating the physiological and/or pathological condition of a subject, wherein the biochip contains the components for determining all detectable micrornas stably existing in the serum/plasma of a subject. The aforementioned combination, method, kit and biochip can be used for diagnosis as well as differentially diagnosis of diseases including various tumors; various acute/chronic infectious diseases, e.g.
Jiangsu Mingma Biotech Co., Ltd.


Polymeric bags


The present invention relates to improvements for the manufacturing of a wave-cut bag, more specifically a wave-cut bag with improved tie-flaps. Disclosed is a process for intermittently incrementally stretching and imparting a rib-like pattern to a collapsed tube of a blown film extrusion process.
Poly-america, L.p.


Method of forming polymeric bags


The present invention relates to improvements for the manufacturing of a wave-cut bag, more specifically a wave-cut bag with improved tie-flaps. Disclosed is a process for intermittently incrementally stretching and imparting a rib-like pattern to a collapsed tube of a blown film extrusion process.
Poly-america, L.p.


Ink jet recording apparatus


An ink jet recording apparatus according to the present invention includes a recording head configured to discharge ink, a tank configured to store ink, a supply tube configured to supply ink to the recording head from the tank, a discharge unit configured to execute a discharge operation for discharging ink within the supply tube, a control unit configured to make the discharge unit execute a discharge operation when an elapsed time from a previous discharge operation is greater than a predetermined time, and a changing unit configured to change at least any one of the elapsed time or the predetermined time based on an ink consumption amount consumed through the recording head after the previous discharge operation.. .

Detecting a drive bubble formation and collapse


Measuring an inkjet nozzle may include taking at least one impedance measurement after the firing command is sent to detect the presence of a drive bubble and taking another impedance measurement to detect a collapse of the drive bubble.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Liquid supplying apparatus and endoscope reprocessing apparatus


A liquid supply apparatus includes: a storing tank configured to store a liquid; a supply conduit through which the liquid remained inside the supply conduit flows reversely into the storing tank by a predetermined amount over time, the supply conduit having a first end portion connected to the storing tank; a liquid feeding section which is arranged at the storing tank or the supply conduit, and which is configured to feed the liquid from the storing tank to a second end portion of the supply conduit; a time measuring section which measures an elapsed time from stop of the liquid feeding by the liquid feeding section; and a control section which is connected to the liquid feeding section and the time measuring section and which is configured to drive the liquid feeding section for a predetermined time based on a length of the elapsed time.. .
Olympus Corporation


Cradling bassinet


A cradling bassinet to impart a rocking, swaying or gliding motion to soothe a child occupant includes a frame and an infant receiving receptacle. In example forms, the frame is movable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration.
Kids Ii, Inc.


Air mattress system and inflation and deflation pressure regulation system and method


An inflation and deflation pressure regulation system is applicable to an air mattress with at least two air arrays, the inflation and deflation pressure regulation system comprising an inflation and deflation device, a pressure detection unit and a control unit. The inflation and deflation device inflates or deflates the air mattress; the pressure detection unit continuously detects an instantaneous pressure value of the air mattress; the control unit determines whether the instantaneous pressure value detected by the pressure detection unit when the air mattress is in a weight-bearing state has reached a preset pressure value before a preset time has elapsed, and accordingly uses a first inflation and deflation strategy or a second inflation and deflation strategy to control the inflation and deflation device to inflate or deflate the air mattress.
Apex Medical Corp.


Collapsible rolling luggage


The invention relates to a collapsible luggage bag that improves maneuverability of the bag when a user is towing the bag and collapses to a reduced size to improve portability. In particular, the invention relates to a handle that is slideably interconnected to one or more stays such that the upper ends of the stays change position along the length of the handle as the handle retracts into the luggage.
Eddie Bauer Llc


Image pickup circuit


An image pickup circuit including a plurality of circuit blocks. Each of the plurality of circuit blocks includes a plurality of comparing elements, a single counter, and a plurality of storage units.
Sony Corporation


Imaging device and time-lapse imaging method


The present invention provides an imaging device and a time-lapse imaging method capable of simply realizing time-lapse imaging using a pan and tilt mechanism. In a preferred aspect of the present invention, an imaging device includes a pan and tilt mechanism that rotates an imaging unit in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction relative to a device body, transmits a live view image to a smartphone, displays the live view image on a display and input unit, and receives an instruction input for specifying camerawork in time-lapse imaging using the display and input unit.
Fujifilm Corporation


Photographing apparatus and photographing control method


A photographing apparatus and a photographing control method are provided, including an exposure-commencement instructing device configured to provide an instruction to commence an exposure of the image sensor, and an exposure-commencement controller configured to commence a driving of the movable member via the driver upon the image sensor being instructed to commence an exposure by the exposure-commencement instructing device in a non driving state of the movable member, performed by the driver, and after a predetermined unstable-operation period of time of the low-pass filter operation lapses from the commencement of the driving of the movable member, the exposure-commencement controller commences an exposure of the image sensor.. .
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.


Imaging apparatus


In a case where a second operation is not performed even if a predetermined amount of time elapses after a first operation has been performed, a control unit drives a motor in a second direction, whereby a cam member is driven by biasing force of a biasing member and driving force of the motor until the charge of the biasing member is disengaged, the driving of the motor by the control unit is stopped, and the control unit drives the motor in the second direction based on the second operation, whereby the cam member is driven by the driving force of the motor, the engaging portion follows through a first zone, and thereafter the control unit drives the motor in the second direction, whereby the engaging member follows through the second zone.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


System, method, and logic for generating graphical identifiers


An example method is provided and includes establishing, by one or more servers, a communication session that provides an endpoint with access to at least one communication data stream, wherein the at least one communication data stream involves a plurality of profiles; generating a plurality of graphical identifiers corresponding to the plurality of profiles, wherein each of the plurality of graphical identifiers has at least one visual effect that is based on a determination of whether the corresponding endpoint is presently connected to the another communication session with the one or more servers, and wherein each of the plurality of graphical identifiers has at least one additional visual effect that is based on an elapsed time since the corresponding endpoint performed the action related to the another communication session; and transmitting the plurality of graphical identifiers to the corresponding endpoint of at least one of the plurality of profiles.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.


Cathode active material for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same


The cathode active material for lithium secondary battery of the present invention has a lithium ion diffusion path exhibiting specific directivity in the primary particles and the secondary particles, thus not only the conduction velocity of the lithium ion is fast and the lithium ion conductivity is high but also the cycle characteristics are improved as the crystal structure hardly collapses despite repeated charging and discharging.. .

Collapsing areas of a region in a virtual universe to conserve computing resources


Described herein are processes and devices that coalesced and/or collapse areas in a region of a virtual universe to conserve computing resources. Some embodiments are directed to detecting an indication to reduce usage of a computing resource in the virtual universe and, in response, determining the first area of the virtual universe for coalescing and collapsing into the second area of the virtual universe.
Activision Publishing, Inc.


Patient device for advanced patient communication


A provider device for advanced patient communication and methods for making and using same. According to one embodiment, a provider device comprises a receiver for receiving one or more messages from a central processing server, each of the one or more messages reflecting a patient request, an urgency level associated with the patient request, one or more action items associated with the patient request, and a lapse in time since receiving the patient request.
Eloquence Communications, Inc.


Parallel computing device, parallel computing system, and job control method


A parallel arithmetic device includes a plurality of computing nodes; and a management node coupled to the plurality of computing nodes and including a computer, the management node being configured to calculate a degree of increasing a priority of each of a plurality of users, based on a degree of increasing the priority of the user depending on resource distribution to the user as time elapses and a difference between a current time instant and a future time instant, the priority being to be used in determining one of the plurality of users that has a job to which a computing resource at a first time instant being later than the current time instant is to be allocated.. .
Fujitsu Limited


Time measuring circuit and temperature sensor circuit


A time measuring circuit is provided with an oscillating circuit configured to generate a low-speed clock signal and a high-speed clock signal; and a measuring circuit configured to measure target time based on clock number of the low-speed clock signal and the high-speed clock signal outputted from the oscillating circuit, wherein the low-speed clock signal has a relatively low frequency and the high-speed clock signal has a relatively high frequency. The oscillating circuit is configured to switch from outputting the low-speed clock signal to outputting the high-speed clock signal when elapsed time from when a measurement of the target time started reaches a set value, and the set value is calculated by subtracting a predetermined value from a preliminary value which is provided by a preliminary measurement measuring the target time using only the low-speed clock signal..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho


Time-lapse electromagnetic monitoring


A time-lapse electromagnetic (em) monitoring system for a formation includes at least one em source and at least one em field sensor to collect em survey data corresponding to the formation in response to an emission from the at least one em source. The em survey data includes first em data collected at a first time and second em data collected at a second time.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Energy absorber for high performance blast barrier system


The present invention provides an energy absorber for a blast barrier system comprising a substantially tubular member extending longitudinally along an axis from a first end portion to a second end portion, each of the first end portion and the second end portion having a substantially similar geometric, profile, wherein the energy absorber collapses under a predetermined load when compressed by a residual blast force. The energy absorber of the present invention may help minimize damage to people and structures by further dissipating force from a blast in a blast barrier system..
Covestro Llc


Fuel vapor treatment system


A processor may perform a purging process, which may introduce fuel vapor adsorbed by a canister into an intake passage. The processor may identify clogging of a purge passage based on a decrease amount of the pressure in the canister that results from execution of the purging process.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Failure diagnosis device of emission control system


In a failure diagnosis device of an emission control system that utilizes an electrode-based pm sensor to diagnose a failure of a particulate filter, some embodiments may be to suppress reduction of accuracy of diagnosis of a failure due to in-cylinder rich control. The failure diagnosis device of the emission control system performs a measurement process.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Human antibodies to clostridium difficile toxins


The present invention provides fully human antibodies that bind to either toxin a or toxin b of clostridium difficile, or to both toxin a and toxin b, compositions comprising the antibodies and methods of use. The antibodies of the invention are useful for neutralizing the toxins from c.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Packaging system


Described herein are packaging systems having a receptacle and one or a plurality of expandable members that are configured to move from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. In some variations the expandable member includes one or a plurality of folded pieces of material (e.g., tissue paper or fabric (e.g., tulle)), which are attached to the receptacle.

Polymeric films and bags


The present invention is directed to a method of incrementally stretching polymeric film formed from a blown film extrusion process. The present invention is further directed to a polymeric bag formed from an incrementally stretched polymeric film.
Poly-america, L.p.


Collapsible nestable container


A collapsible nestable container is provided. The collapsible nestable container may comprise a plurality of panels, each having one or more locking features that interlock with the locking features of the other panels to form an assembled container.
Buckhorn Inc.


Collapsible shipping container


A collapsible and stackable shipping container for shipping a product may be reused and customized for the product to be shipped. The shipping container includes a base, a plurality of support struts mounted on the base, and a top or a cover.
A-1 Packaging Solutions, Inc.


Foldable bicycle


A foldable bicycle has a front assembly including a front frame member supporting a front wheel and a handlebar column. A rear assembly has a rear frame member supporting a rear wheel, a seat structure and a drive mechanism.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


Portable, collapsible, motorized hand truck


A portable hand truck is disclosed having a collapsible frame, the frame being movable between collapsed, storage mode and an expanded, upright mode. The hand truck has wheels disposed at a lower end of the frame, a folding support platform hingedly or rotatably connected to a lower end of the frame, and having a battery, a drive controller, and at least one motor.

Portable fluid storage system


A portable fluid storage system for use during frac jobs or other operations requiring storage of water or other fluids. The system comprises a lower chamber and an upper chamber sized to fit within the lower chamber.

Vehicle control apparatus


A vehicle control apparatus is provided with an upper controlling device and a lower controlling device. The upper controlling device has: a first determining device configured to determine whether or not the number of revolutions of a three-phase ac motor is less than or equal to a predetermined threshold value and whether or not a stop operation which can stop the vehicle is performed; a second determining device configured to determine that the vehicle is stopped if it is determined that the number of revolutions of the three-phase ac motor is less than or equal to the predetermined threshold value and that the stop operation is performed; and a commanding device configured to output a particular control command for setting the state of a power converter to a particular state if it is determined that the vehicle is stopped.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Fluid dispenser


A dispensing system includes a pump mechanism that has a liquid chamber, a liquid piston for delivering fluid to a mixing chamber, and a valve component biased to close the outlet from the liquid chamber. The pump mechanism also has an air chamber, and an air piston for delivering air to the mixing chamber.
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Llc


Method for clarifying a flowable product with a centrifuge


A method is provided for clarifying a flowable starting product with a separator having a feed and at least one liquid discharge for continuously discharging at least one clarified liquid phase—a clear phase—and with discontinuously openable solid-discharge openings for discontinuously discharging the solid phase. The method involves the steps: a.
Gea Mechanical Equipment Gmbh


Collapsible air filter


The present disclosure generally relates to air filters expandable from a collapsed arrangement to an expanded, end-use arrangement and to methods of making, using, and installing such air filters. Some embodiments relate to an air filter having an expanded state and a collapsed state.
3m Innovative Properties Company


Laryngeal mask anchoring device for edentulous patients


A laryngeal mask anchoring device serves to seat an airway tube in an operational position against edentulous gums and the roof of the mouth to securely hold the airway tube in a desired position. The device also guides the airway tube towards the lungs, and braces the mouth open for manipulations to the airway tube.

Expandable radiopaque marker for transcatheter aortic valve implantation


A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes a support shaft around which a compartment for the valve is defined, a distal sheath adapted to selectively cover and uncover the compartment and the valve, and a marker cage having a collapsed condition when the distal sheath covers the compartment and an expanded condition when the compartment is uncovered. The marker cage includes at least one rib having a radiopaque marker for determining the positioning of the valve as it is deployed.
St. Jude Medical, Inc.


Stent-valve, delivery apparatus and use


A delivery apparatus for delivering a stent-valve for implantation within the body, the delivery apparatus configured for introduction into the body through an arterial introducer of a type having a stem insertable into the body and a mouth section that remains outside the body, the mouth section including a haemostasis valve, and wherein the delivery apparatus comprises: a first constraining sheath at a stent-valve accommodation region of the apparatus at a distal end of the apparatus, and configured for constraining at least a portion of a stent-valve at the accommodation region in a radially collapsed configuration; a delivery introducer captive on the delivery apparatus, and slidable between a first position surrounding at least a portion of the stent-valve accommodation region, and a second position in which the delivery introducer slides proximally of the stent-valve accommodation region; wherein the delivery introducer is insertable at least partly into the mouth of a said arterial introducer, the delivery introducer configured for introducing the stent-accommodation region through the haemostasis valve.. .
Symetis Sa


Implantable sling systems and methods


Various embodiments of sling or implant systems are provided. The sling or implant systems can be employed to treat incontinence, prolapse, and like conditions.
Astora Women's Health, Llc


Wound closure device


A wound closure device for positioning within a wound gap defined between at least two tissue segments has an effect of drawing the at least two tissue segments to a state of proximity that closes the wound gap. The wound closure device includes a tubular collapsible member having an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration.
Covidien Lp


Surgical retrieval apparatus


A surgical retrieval apparatus includes a specimen retrieval bag including a rim movable from a collapsed configuration when positioned within a delivery tube to an automatically expanded configuration when advanced from the delivery tube. The rim is configured to receive a tissue specimen when the rim is in the expanded configuration.
Covidien Lp


Arousal level determination device and computer-readable recording medium


A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores a program that causes a computer to execute a process including: first setting an arousal section including from a time point when a subject has got on a vehicle to a time point when a predetermined time has elapsed thereafter; determining whether an arousal level of the subject has moved toward arousal in a section which is temporally later than the arousal section, based on a biosignal detected from the subject; when the arousal level of the subject has moved toward arousal in the section which is temporally later than the arousal section, updating the arousal section with a section in which the arousal level of the subject has moved toward arousal; and second setting a threshold value for determining whether the subject is in an arousal state, based on a statistical value of the subject's arousal levels corresponding to the updated arousal section.. .
Fujitsu Limited


Container


A container, in particular a urine bottle formed from maceratable sheet material comprises an enclosing wall and an aperture. The container is expandable from a first, collapsed configuration into a second, expanded configuration.
Vernacare Limited


Beverage preparation apparatus


A beverage preparation apparatus prepares a beverage by mixing and agitating tea leaves and hot water. In the beverage preparation apparatus, a heater representing one example of a heating mechanism heats water.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


Pet exercise and entertainment device


Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems, apparatuses, and methods for exercising and entertaining a pet. In one implementation, a pet exercise and entertainment device includes a launch funnel for launching projectiles for a pet to retrieve.
Ifetch, Llc


Animal litter


Provided is toilet sand for animals which retains satisfactory liquid permeability and can absorb, with the lapse of time, any liquid remaining on the surface and which can be prevented from generating dust when in use, etc. The toilet sand for animals comprises a plurality of granules, each of the granules comprising: a core configured of an inorganic porous material and a binder with which particles of the inorganic porous material are integrally affixed; and a water-blocking coating layer formed on the surface of the core and configured of a water-blocking material which has water-absorbing properties and which, in the state of having absorbed water, has viscosity.
Unicharm Corporation


Information processing system, population flow rate estimation apparatus, computer-readable medium, information processing method and estimating population flow rate


In conventional techniques, obtained information is not utilized sufficiently. A system comprises: a movement history acquiring unit that acquires one or more pieces of movement history information in which terminal identification information identifying each of one or more communication terminals, terminal positional information indicating a position at which a communication terminal is present, and acquisition clock time information indicating a clock time at which the terminal positional information has been acquired are associated; and a presence probability generating unit that generates, based on the one or more pieces of movement history information, each of one or more pieces of presence probability information about a probability that a communication terminal present in a first area from among one or more areas having predetermined geographical ranges is present in a second area from among the one or more areas after each of one or more predetermined periods of time has elapsed..
Agoop Corp.


Delivery processing recognizing information provided on delivery target item


A delivery processing apparatus has a recognition unit and a determination unit. The recognition unit executes recognition processing for recognizing information that is provided on a delivery target item based on an image obtained by shooting an image of the delivery target item.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Conditional-based duration logic


A model of a state machine may be created in a modeling environment, and the model may be executed over a simulation time. A duration operator may be defined within the model.
The Mathworks, Inc.


Elapsed cycle timer in last branch records


A processing device implementing an elapsed cycle timer in last branch records (lbrs) is disclosed. A processing device of the disclosure includes a last branch record (lbr) counter to iterate with each cycle of the processing device.
Intel Corporation


Systems and methods for implementing power collapse in a memory


A power management system for stack memory thread tasks according to some examples of the disclosure may include a non-collapsible memory region, a collapsible memory region configured below the non-collapsible memory region, a memory management unit in communication with the non-collapsible memory region and the collapsible memory region, the memory management unit operable to allocate a portion of the non-collapsible memory region and a portion of the collapsible memory region to a thread task upon initialization of the thread task and power down the portion of the collapsible memory region allocated to the thread task upon receiving a power down command.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


Management system for work machine, management work machine, and work machine


A management system for a work machine includes: a work machine that has a communication terminal device with a communication function, a power source supplying power to the communication terminal device, and a switch interposed between the power source and the communication terminal device; and a management device that is capable of communication with the communication terminal device and transmits to the communication terminal device a request instruction for execution of a process for enabling the communication, wherein the communication terminal device, upon receipt of the request instruction from the management device, continues to receive power supply from the power source until after a lapse of a predetermined period of time since the switch turns from the on position to the off position.. .
Komatsu Ltd.


Compressible seal for rotatable and translatable input mechanisms


An electronic device has a housing and a rotatable and translatable input mechanism. The housing has an aperture and the rotatable and translatable input mechanism has a shaft positioned at least partially within the aperture and a manipulation structure coupled to the shaft.
Apple Inc.


Battery state of charge estimation apparatus and battery state of charge estimation method


Battery state-of-charge estimation apparatus detects current-passage state of charging/discharging current through a secondary battery just before passage of current stops, measures voltage value between both electrodes of the secondary battery after passage of charging/discharging current stops, measures elapsed time from when passage of charging/discharging current stops to when voltage value between both electrodes of the secondary battery is measured, estimates open-circuit voltage value using the detected current-passage state, the measured voltage value, the measured elapsed time, and open-circuit voltage value relationship information which relates to relationship between transition of voltage value between both electrodes of the secondary battery after passage of current stops and the open-circuit voltage value of the secondary battery and which is prepared for each current-passage state just before passage of charging/discharging current stops and previously stored in rom of control unit. State of charge of the battery is estimated based on the estimated open-circuit voltage value..
Yazaki Corporation


Arrow tip mounting apparatus and method


An interface component for engaging an arrow tip to the leading end of an arrow shaft. The device directs impact forces axially and eliminates the shearing and wall collapse of arrow shafts caused by conventional collared arrow head engagement devices which tend to collapse and cut the leading edge of arrow shafts on hard impacts.

Collapse resistant hose and the manufacture of the same


Manufacturing a collapse resistant hose arrangement includes fabricating a hose around a flexible conduit having a spiral-wound interlock configuration. Fabricating the hose includes extruding a first polymer layer over the flexible conduit; cooling the first polymer layer; extruding a second polymer layer over the first polymer layer after the first polymer layer has cooled to form a core tube around the flexible conduit; and extruding an outer sheath around the core tube.
Eaton Corporation


Compositions and methods for identification of relapse risk and treatment in patients with colorectal cancer


In certain aspects, the disclosure relates to methods of predicting recurrence of colorectal cancer by using a combination of micrornas in the circulation, wherein the micrornas are selected from the group consisting of mir-15a, mir-103, mir-148a, mir-320a, mir-451 and mir-596. In other aspects, the disclosure relates to methods of treating colorectal cancer by administering a therapeutic agent after determining an increased risk of recurrence..
Georgetown University


Pop-up container used for temporary storage


A framework for a pop-up structure is provided comprising three or more loops (18, 12, 22) and a plurality of resilient deformable elongate members (14) extending between adjacent loops. The elongate members are pivotally attached to the loops (18, 12, 22) and the framework is extensible between a collapsed condition and a expanded condition, upon rotation of one loop relative to an adjacent loop.

Collapsible utility cart


A collapsible utility cart (cuc) having a base, an axle and wheel assembly, a lower structure and an upper structure. The axle and wheel assembly is attached to the base, and the base extends forward from a lower end of the lower structure.

Universal sink drain strainer wrench


A universal sink drain strainer wrench. The wrench should has a ring element that fits over the convention outer sealing ring of a conventional drain strainer.

Anti-collapse flexible fluid container


A valve assembly for use with a flexible container, in which the valve assembly is anchored to the flexible container. The valve assembly provides for the egress of fluid from the flexible container such that the interior surfaces flexible container do not block or otherwise prevent fluid flow or fluidic communication between the interior of the flexible container and the valve assembly.
Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.


Delivery system for metered dose inhalers


A device for delivering medications with hydroflouroalkane propellant driven metered-dose inhalers (mdis). The device includes a collapsible bag to which is attached a bidirectional mouthpiece and an adaptor that receives the mdi.

Balloon release mechanism for tavi implant


A delivery system for an implantable medical device having at least one retention member at an end thereof includes a shaft extending in a longitudinal direction. An elongated sheath surrounds the shaft.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


Intraocular lens with improved shape retention


An accommodating intraocular lens has a central chamber with an optical axis extending through a vision-correcting optical zone and a peripheral region at least partially surrounding the optical zone but not interfering with light passing therethrough. At least one peripheral chamber surrounds the central chamber at least partially and functions as a storage reservoir for optical fluid, receiving excess fluid when the central chamber is compressed.

Medical device for capturing stone fragments


A medical device for capturing one or more stone fragments includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a handle at the proximal end of the sheath, and a basket operable with the handle. The basket includes a plurality of wires that capture the stone fragments and has a collapsed configuration when the basket is positioned within the sheath and an expanded configuration when the basket is positioned beyond the distal end of the sheath.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America


Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions


Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to tissue.. .
Astora Women's Health, Llc


Convertible wall hanging table


A convertible art table configured to be hung as wall art and to convert to an art topped table comprises a frame having one or more members defining an inner volume. A digital display configured to display one or more pieces of artwork is located within the inner volume.

A voting booth assembly


The present invention relates to a voting booth assembly. In particular, the present invention relates to a voting booth assembly comprising at least one extendable panel adapted for positioning the extendable panel adjacent a substantially planar structure to define a voting compartment between the extendable panel and the substantially planar structure.
Pakflatt (uk) Limited


Bird feeder with spring-biased perch with magnet assist


The bird feeder body includes a base with a number of perches connected thereto by a coil spring, which is tensioned and configured so that when an animal of a predetermined weight is positioned thereon, the perch will collapse to move the animal to a position that is enough below the feed aperture of the feeder body to make unwanted feeding much more difficult if not impossible for the unwanted animal. In addition, a magnet is positioned underneath the feeder base above the desired location the perch for normal feeding by a desired bird.
Aspects, Inc.


Synchronized light control over a wireless network


A light control and data interface module (lcdim) is used to control an led based illumination device. The lcdim includes a transceiver that receives communication signals from one or more sensor modules.
Xicato, Inc.


Image forming apparatus


A control portion specifies an allowance time from a job reception time to a time at which a job sender reaches a self-apparatus, on the basis of allowance time specifying information acquired per print job data. Furthermore, the control portion controls a start time of a print process in accordance with an order in which an elapsed time from the job reception time is determined to have reached a planned start time.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


Synchronizing action execution across networked nodes using relative time


A way of synchronizing action execution across networked nodes using relative time. A command and a first time value can be received at a first networked device, where the first time value can correspond to a relative time at which an action is to occur.
Google Inc.


Portable collapsible fabric-tensioned sign assembly


A portable collapsible sign assembly including a fabric covering and support frame which is adjustable between a collapsed and expanded position. When the sign assembly is expanded, or in its deployed state, the fabric covering and support frame possess a connective tension relationship with respect to one another which creates and supports both the sign assembly display sign and base in a stable manner.

Information processing device, information processing system, and exclusive control program


An information processing device has process execution units that execute respective processes; a lock variable storage device that stores, with respect to a lock relating to a common resource accessed by the process execution units, a lock variable having a lock state flag and a lock identification information which is updated when lock being acquired; and an exclusive control device that executes first lock acquisition processing, including, when the lock state flag is the lock release state, updating the lock state flag to the lock acquisition state, and updating the lock identification information to newly updated one, to acquire the lock, and second lock acquisition processing, including, when the lock state flag is the lock acquisition state, updating the lock identification information to newly updated lock identification information to acquire the lock, after a time-out time elapses while the lock variable maintains the same lock identification information.. .
Fujitsu Limited


Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a fixing unit, a warming heater that heats a photoconductor drum, a fixing heater driving unit that turns a fixing heater on and off, a warming heater driving unit that turns the warming heater on and off, a mode transition unit that shifts an image forming operation mode, in which the image forming unit performs an image forming operation, to a sleep mode when a first period has elapsed after the image forming operation mode is finished, and a processor that turns off the fixing heater when the first period has elapsed after the image forming operation mode is finished and turns on the warming heater when a second period longer than the first period has elapsed after the image forming operation mode is finished.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


Air conditioning system and control method thereof


An air conditioning system includes a plurality of indoor units installed in the same indoor space, an outdoor unit and a control device. The indoor units include respective usage-side heat exchangers capable of setting set temperatures individually.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


Cavitation reactor


A cavitation reactor having a pulse valve for receiving an input fluid flow and generating a pulsed output flow that is provided to the input of a resonance chamber, such as a tube. The pulse valve uses a shaft with a number of regularly spaced lands to form fluid conduits between an input port and the output port connected to the resonance tube to cause fluid communication between the input and output ports to be regularly opened and closed, thereby producing a pulsed output that drives the formation of resonance waves in the resonance chamber.
Mitton Valve Technology Inc.


Gas turbine engine cover


A protective cover for an aircraft engine comprises a lower portion mountable to a corresponding lower portion of an opening of the engine, and an upper portion articulated to the lower portion. The upper portion is deployable from a collapsed position to a deployed position in which the upper portion extends upwardly from the lower portion.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.


Portable silo assembly


A portable silo assembly includes two or more telescopic silos. Each of the telescopic silos are multi-stage structures that are vertically movable from a collapsed transport position to a telescopically expanded operative position.

Dispensing valve and use thereof


The present invention relates to a dispensing valve (1) adapted to allow dispensing of a product (2), preferably a food product, for example a beverage, from a container (3) which is preferably closed and has the ability to collapse when product is dispensed therefrom. The dispensing valve has an elastic membrane (7) with one or more valves (1a), which is/are closed when the membrane (7) assumes an initial position (a), and is/are open when the membrane assumes a stretched position (b) to allow dispensing of the product out of the container.
Asept International Ab


Drag reducing device


A drag reducing device for reducing aerodynamic drag at a trailing end of a moving bluff body includes a first and a second panel, which are movable connected to each other to move together from a collapsed to an extended configuration. At least one bias element is provided for exerting a spring force to the first panel structure to support the movement of the panels.
Wabco Europe Bvba


Expandable devices


An expandable, bistable open cell design incorporates the following features: a first relatively stiff portion (152) having first and second ends and a first relatively flexible portion (154) connected to the first and second ends of the first relatively stiff portion, the first relatively stiff portion and the first relatively flexible portion substantially surrounding a first open area (156) of the stent structure; a second relatively stiff portion (158) having first and second ends and a second relatively flexible portion (160) connected to the first and second ends of the first relatively stiff portion, the first relatively stiff portion and the first relatively flexible portion substantially surrounding a second open area (162) of the stent structure; and an opening (110) formed through the first relatively stiff portion and the second relatively flexible portion such that the opening connects the first and second open areas, thereby creating first and second intermediate ends (152a, 152b) of the first relatively stiff portion and first and second intermediate ends (160a, 160b) of the second relatively flexible portion. The first intermediate end (152a) of the relatively stiff portion is connected to the first intermediate end (160a) of the relatively flexible portion so as to create a first inward apex (170), the second intermediate end (152b) of the relatively stiff portion is connected to the second intermediate end (160b) of the relatively flexible portion so as to create a second inward apex (172), and the stent structure is configured such that, in a collapsed configuration, the first inward apex (170) is in contact with the second inward apex (172) and, in an expanded configuration, the first inward apex is biased to move in a first circumferential direction and the second inward apex is biased to move in a second circumferential direction that is different than the first circumferential direction..
Celonova Biosciences, Inc.


Collapsible drying rod


A collapsible drying rod has an elongated support potion that is collapsible into at least three portions that can be disengaged, or pulled apart, and aligned with each other to provide a compact collapsed drying rod that is held together by an elastic tether. A collapsible drying rod may have a center support member and extensions that extend out from opposing ends of the center support member an elastic tether may be configured within a conduit that extends along the length of the center support member and/or extensions.

Pet feeding apparatus


A pet feeding apparatus includes an enclosure, a bowl and a container. The enclosure has a first portion and a second portion, is movable between a closed state and an open state, and has an interior region disposed generally between the first and second portions in the closed state.
Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc


Component mounting method


A component mounting method performs suction and holing, by a suction nozzle, of a component fed to a component picking-up position by a tape feeder which feeds by pitch a carrier tape having a pocket in which the component is accommodated, after a predetermined delay time elapses after a pitch feeding timing, and carries and mounts the component on a board. The component mounting method includes imaging a tape position indicating portion at separate two timings after the delay time elapses, and calculating a shift amount between a first and second tape positions respectively obtained at first and second timings of imaging.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Mobile surveillance


In some embodiments, a technique for logging an item encountered by a mobile device comprises automatically detecting an item in an uncontrolled environment, extracting an identity associated with the item, logging an encounter, wherein the encounter includes the identity, and deleting the encounter after a predetermined period of time has elapsed, wherein the encounter is not marked as relevant.. .





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