|| List of recent Passively-related patents
A semiautomatic firearm with redundant systems for reducing misfirings. A safety trigger is provided that is passively actuated in advance of a firing trigger.
Alliant Techsystems Inc.
|Apparatus, system, and providing linkage between two or more objects such that they can passively track or follow one another|
The present invention provides methods and systems for a mobile device system that includes a electromagnet suitable for physical association with a mobile device, a paired item suitable for association with a user, and a correspondence between the electromagnet and the paired item, wherein the correspondence uniquely pairs at least the electromagnet and the paired item to indicate that the mobile device physically associated with the electromagnet passively follow the user associated with the paired item.. .
|Passive aircraft wingtip strike detection system and method|
A system and method for passively detecting aircraft wingtip strikes includes generating a digital base map represented by a plurality of aerodrome cells. A numeric value representative of the specific wingtip is assigned to each of the aerodrome cells.
Honeywell International Inc.
|Dual-detector capacity intrusion detection systems and methods and configuration thereof|
A method for automatically orienting passive motion detection sensors in a given area, the method including capturing an image of at least a first portion of the given area, and responsive to capturing of an image of the first portion of the given area, superimposing, onto the image, a multiplicity of virtual passive sensor sensitivity beams virtually originating from at least one passive motion detection sensor, the at least one passive motion detection sensor being operable for passively detecting motion in at least a second portion of the given area, the sensitivity beams demarcating the second portion of the given area, thereby enabling ascertaining a measure of overlap between the first and second portions of the given area.. .
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh
|Exercise cell, ketosis/weight loss inducing exercise machine (kwiem), ketosis inducing apparatus (kia)|
A unique concept of exercise and weight loss that takes place in a new invention utility, namely the exercise cells or the ketone inducing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus consists of four exercise cells to simulate four different exercise categories in extreme environments, namely walk/run/hike in a cold mountain environment, swim/water jogging in a cold water marine environment, cycling in a hot, humid, rainy, tropical forest environment, and gravitational rotation in a hot dry air windy space or desert environment.
|Heart stimulator for implantation in a heart ventricle|
Embodiments include a heart stimulator that may be implanted in a heart ventricle and that includes a housing. The housing includes fixation elements that passively fix the heart stimulator in a heart ventricle and electrode poles that one or more of deliver stimulation pulses and sense electrical potentials.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg
|Apparatus for unloading a user's body weight during a physical activity of said user, particularly for gait training of said user|
The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for unloading a user's body weight during a physical activity of said user (4), particularly for gait training of said user (4), comprising: a plurality of ropes (41, 42, 43, 44), wherein each rope (41, 42, 43, 44) extends from an associated drive unit (510, 520, 530, 540), is deflected by a passively displaceable deflection device, e.g. A device that is displaceable by means of the forces in the deflected ropes, and then runs to a first free end (41 a, 42a, 43a, 44a) of the respective rope (41, 42, 43, 44), and a node (60) being coupled to said first free ends (41 a, 42a, 43a, 44a) and being designed to be coupled to said user (4), wherein the drive units (510, 520, 530, 540) are designed to retract and release the respective rope (41, 42, 43, 44) so as to adjust a current rope force (fr) along the respective rope (41, 42, 43, 44), which current rope forces add up to a current resulting force (f) exerted on said user (4) via said node (60) in order to unload the user (4) upon said physical activity.
|Tank pressure control solenoid with passive tank vacuum|
A valve assembly providing flow control between a fuel tank and a carbon canister, which includes two valves providing two different flow paths, where the first valve provides active vacuum relief along the first flow path, and the second valve provides passive vacuum relief along the second flow path. A reservoir is added to the cap which is common for both flow paths.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
|Arrangement for the passive capture of a broken saw chain|
The invention concerns an arrangement to capture passively a broken saw chain of a chain saw with a guide bar that is arranged such that it can pivot, comprising a stationary screen that forms part of a sawing box and that covers a rear part of the saw. In order to achieve a cheap and efficient protection there is arranged between an end surface of the screen and the guide bar an energy-absorbing brake member that is sufficiently elastic or flexible to receive the kinetic energy from a broken saw chain, to direct kinetic energy away from the chain and to regain its normal form after it has suffered an impact from and been deformed by the chain..
Komatsu Forest Ab
|Adaptive biometric and environmental authentication system|
An adaptive biometric authentication system may include a user identity reference module that is configured to maintain user identification items stored in a secure memory. The system may include a passive data aggregator that is configured to receive and aggregate data items that are passively collected by a device that is in proximity to a user.
Flow deflection device of a wind turbine
A rotor blade of a wind turbine is provided, wherein the rotor blade has a flow deflection device for influencing an airflow flowing from the leading edge section of the rotor blade to the trailing edge section of the rotor blade. The flow deflection device passively changes its configuration depending on the bending of the rotor blade.
Robotic drowning rescue system
A system remotely monitors a potential drowning victim and remotely and passively detects one or more drowning indicia. Upon detecting one or more drowning indicia, the system acquires location coordinates of the victim and activates a self-propelled robotic submersible, which travels to the victim's location and uses one or more sensors to position itself directly below the victim in the body of water.
An endoscope including a first bending portion that actively performs a bending action in conjunction with a bending operation in an operation portion, a second bending portion that is provided on a proximal end side of the first bending portion, and passively performs a bending action by an external force, a flexible tube portion that is consecutively connected to a proximal end side of the second bending portion, wherein a series of helical tube portions (a first flex and a second flex) are disposed in the second bending portion and in the flexible tube portion, the helical tube portion being configured such that bending rigidity at a distal end side is higher than bending rigidity at a proximal end side, a boundary at which the bending rigidity of the helical tube portions change (a boundary between the first flex and the second flex) is set to a distal end side of the flexible tube portion, to thereby prevent buckling of the bending portion and realize good insertability of an insertion portion.. .
Sleeve with electronic extensions for a cell phone
A passively re-radiating cell phone sleeve assembly capable of receiving a nested cell phone provides signal boosting capabilities. Signal boosting is enabled by use of an additional antenna, a pass-through repeater, dual antenna isolation capability and other features..
Methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for caching content
Disclosed are methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for caching content. According to embodiments, a client device may be connected to the internet or other distributed data network through a gateway network.
Saguna Networks Ltd.
Optical combiner energy harvesting
Powering an active/splitter and providing information to onus to cause adjustments to onu operating wavelengths. An onu may identify the port of a splitter to which the onu is connected in order to make wavelength adjustments.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.
Apparatus for providing battery pack cooling
A battery pack may include a plurality of battery cells, a cell retainer and a heat exchanger assembly. The cell retainer may define a plurality of cell reception slots configured to retain respective ones of the battery cells.
Electrolytic cell and system for treating water
A water treatment system is disclosed having electrolytic cell for liberating hydrogen from a base solution. The base solution may be a solution of brine for generating sodium hypochlorite, or potable water to be oxidized.
Process Solutions, Inc.
Method for preparing a porous fluoropolymer and preparing an article of same, a rigid porous fluoropolymer flow sleeve and a controlling flow
A rigid flow control device includes a porous rigid body having an outer surface and an inner surface. The body defines a flow path and is formed from a material operatively arranged with a surface energy less than that of the fluid for passively impeding an undesirable component of the fluid more than a desirable component of the fluid..
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Leadless cardiac pacemaker with secondary fixation capability
The invention relates to leadless cardiac pacemakers (lbs), and elements and methods by which they affix to the heart. The invention relates particularly to a secondary fixation of leadless pacemakers which also include a primary fixation.
Passive proximity detection
Techniques and devices are disclosed for utilizing passively received audio signals to determine proximity of devices to other objects. In one embodiment, a method of passive proximity detection is provided that includes sensing a first sound wave using a first audio transducer and generating a first signal representative of the first sound wave.
Passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system
A passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system in one embodiment includes a containment vessel comprising a thermally conductive shell and an annular reservoir surrounding the shell that holds a liquid coolant forming a heat sink. A spent fuel pool is disposed inside the containment vessel and includes a body of water in contact with a first peripheral sidewall of the fuel pool.
Apparatus and methods for passive pressure modulation
Aspects of the disclosure include pressure modulation of a fluid contained in a compartment and/or controlled release of an amount of such a fluid. In one aspect, an apparatus having a magnetic locking mechanism can passively control the cyclical injection and release of fluid from the apparatus, whereby pressure of the fluid in the compartment can switch between first and second pressures..
Cell discovery and wake up through device-to-device discovery protocols
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards devices and methods for discovering and waking up dormant access nodes in cellular networks. In one embodiment, the dormant access nodes passively participate in a device-to-device discovery process to identify potential user equipment nearby.
User viewing data collection for generating media viewing achievements
Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for receiving user viewing data that includes a media source, a viewing time, and a username. The username identifies a user, and the user viewing data is associated with a media viewing device.
Passive security enforcement
Technology is described for enabling passive enforcement of security at computing systems. A component of a computing system can passively authenticate or authorize a user based on observations of the user's interactions with the computing system.
Calculating latency in computer networks
In one implementation, data is communicated along a communications route in a network. A mediatrace request is generated for the communications route.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
Self illuminated shaped and two-sided signage for printed graphics
Self illuminated back and front lit shaped and two-sided signage. The signage includes a turning film having a structured surface for redirecting light and a diffuser providing for diffusion.
3m Innovative Properties Company
Apparatus and stabilizing the temperature of a photonic circuit
A temperature-stabilized photonic circuit comprising: a material platform; a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos)-compatible, photonic device integrated on the material platform, wherein the photonic device has a positive thermo-optic coefficient; and a liquid crystal layer clad over the photonic device, wherein the liquid crystal layer has a negative thermo-optic coefficient such that the temperature of the circuit is passively stabilized through adjustment of the effective refractive index of the photonic device.. .
Passive replacement of media
Embodiments described herein generally relate to passively replacing media in a closed cell expansion system to reduce or prevent the dilution of chemical signaling used to inhibit signaling pathways that keep a cell population in the lag phase of cell growth. To prevent such dilution, active inlet fluid flow to the system may be halted.
Terumo Bct, Inc.
Non-contact stress assessment devices
Embodiments of a system are disclosed for stress assessment of a call center agent while interacting with a customer. The system is for use with a communication network.
Mimo systems with active scatters and their performance evaluation
Presented are mimo communications architectures among terminals with enhanced capability of frequency reuse by strategically placing active scattering platforms at right places. These architectures will not depend on multipaths passively from geometry of propagation channels and relative positions of transmitters and those of receivers.
Passive ranging of a target
In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a detector and a range finder. The detector is configured to determine a direction to a target in response to a signal received from the target, and the range finder is configured to determine a range to the target in response to the direction and independently of an amplitude of the signal.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
Sediment bed passive flux meter (sbpfm)
Embodiments of the present invention provide a sediment bed passive flux meter (sbpfm) and associated methods. In one embodiment, an sbpfm is provided.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
Methods, apparatuses, and products passively generate electrical energy from waste heat. Electronic components in cabinets generate waste heat that is used to illuminate an interior of a cabinet.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
Actuator with residual magnetic hysteresis reset
An electromagnetic actuation system includes an electrical coil, a magnetic core, an armature, a controllable bi-directional drive circuit for selectively driving current through the coil in either of two directions, and a control module providing an actuator command to the drive circuit. Current is driven though the electrical coil in a first direction when an actuation is desired.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Dual media oil filter
A suction filter for an automatic transmission utilizes two different types of filter media: a coarse filter media and a fine filter media. The two types of media are arranged in series within a housing such that fluid flows through only one of the two filter media.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Neck pain and headache relief device
A device, which can primarily be described as an arc shaped item designed to contact the back of a person's neck in certain locations while the user lays in a horizontal position, so as to relieve compression by passively creating tension along the user's cervical system, thereby helping to alleviate or prevent neck pain and headaches which are caused by cervical (neck) muscle tightness and joint irritation, and its methods of use.. .
Vacuum coagulation probes
A surgical device integrating a suction mechanism with a coagulation mechanism is provided for improving lesion creation capabilities. The device comprises an elongate member having an insulative covering attached about means for coagulating soft tissue.
Ncontact Surgical, Inc.
Mobile device application for remotely controlling an led-based lamp
A mobile application is disclosed that allows a user to configure an led-based lamp. The led-based lamp has the capability of color matching color spectrums and calibrating its correlated color temperatures, brightness, and hue based on a color model.
System and detecting network intrusions using layered host scoring
Approaches for detecting network intrusions, such as malware infection, trojans, worms, or bot net mining activities includes: identifying one or more threat detections in session datasets, the session datasets corresponding to network traffic from a plurality of hosts; determining a layered detection score, the layered detection score corresponding to a certainty score and threat score; determining a layered host score, the layered host score corresponding to a certainty score and threat score; and generating alarm data comprising the layered detection score and the layered host score. In some embodiments, the network traffic may be received passively through a network switch; for example, by “tapping” the switch.
Vectra Networks, Inc.
Hybrid self illuminated and actively back lit signage for printed graphics
Hybrid signage capable of self illumination and having an active backlight. The signage includes a turning film having a structured surface for redirecting light in order to passively illuminate a printed graphic or shaped sign when the backlight is off.
3m Innovative Properties Company
Radiator configuration for a flying wind turbine that passively controls airflow
In order to increase efficiency in aerial wind turbine vehicles, it is desirable to reduce the system drag associated with airflow across radiator in those cases where airflow exceeds the necessary flow to sufficiently cool the motor/generators. Exemplary embodiments herein include passive flow restrictors that can activate under varying flight conditions associated with known states of excessing cooling capacity..
Customized wire device for orthodontic alignment
The appliance of the present invention is a customized wire device for orthodontic alignment of the mal-aligned teeth. The final position and orientation of the brackets are assessed by simulating the desired aligned stage.
Methods of coagulating tissue
An embodiment of the invention includes a surgical device for coagulating soft tissue such as atrial tissue in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and atrial tachycardia; tendon or ligament shrinkage; or articular cartilage removal. The surgical device integrates a suction mechanism with the coagulation mechanism improving the lesion creation capabilities of the device.
Ncontact Surgical, Inc.
Mycelial mass with non-electrical carbon dioxide transfer
Carbon dioxide benefits plants in restricted indoor growing areas. Plants will deplete carbon dioxide levels in an indoor environment over time.
Antenna array and synthesizing antenna patterns
An antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements is disclosed. The antenna array comprises: a plurality of transceiver modules; an active antenna element subset of the plurality of antenna elements, wherein the active antenna element subset comprises at least one active antenna element being actively coupled to an associated transceiver module of the plurality of transceiver modules; and at least one passively combined sub-array of at least two antenna elements of the plurality of antenna elements.
System and biphasic transdermal iontophoretic delivery of therapeutic agents for the control of addictive cravings
Embodiments of the invention provide methods for the transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of addictive cravings e.g., nicotine compounds for the treatment of nicotine cravings from tobacco use. An embodiment of a method for such delivery comprises positioning at least one electrode assembly in electrical communication with a patient's skin.
Incube Labs, Llc
Passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system and method therefor
A passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system and method therefor. In one embodiment, the invention can be a passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system comprising: a spent nuclear fuel pool comprising a body of liquid water having a surface level, at least one spent nuclear fuel rod submerged in the body of liquid water that heats the body of liquid water; a lid covering the spent nuclear fuel pool to create a hermetically sealed vapor space between the surface level of the body of liquid water and the lid; and a passive heat exchange sub-system fluidly coupled to the vapor space, the passive heat exchange sub-system configured to: (1) receive water vapor from the vapor space; (2) remove thermal energy from the received water vapor, thereby condensing the water vapor to form a condensed water vapor; and (3) return the condensed water vapor to the body of liquid water..
Smr Inventec, Llc
Apparatus for transmitting and/or receiving measurement data of a field device as well as system
A system for communication with a field device, comprising: an apparatus which includes a communication module and an adapter. The communication module includes a connection region and a communication area.
Endress+hauser Conducta Gesellschaft FÜr Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh+co. Kg
Dual-band passively athermal optical lens system
An optical lens system for focusing light on a focal plane for detection by a detector device. The optical lens system comprises a series of optical materials including first and last optical materials with a plurality of other optical materials located therebetween.
Bae Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
Systems and methods to mitigate nox and hc emissions
Systems and methods are provided for managing low temperature nox and hc emissions, such as during a cold start of an internal combustion engine. The systems and methods include storing nox and hc emissions at low temperatures and passively releasing and treating these emissions as the temperature of the exhaust system increases..
Wireless enabled cap for data-capable band
A data-capable band including a wirelessly enabled housing may include a sensor operative to capture sensor data, a plug coupled with the band and operative to send the sensor data to another device having a structure configured to receive the plug, the housing operative to be removeably coupled with the band and including a cavity operative to house the plug, and a microchip disposed within the housing and operative to electrically communicate stored data in accordance with a short-range communication standard (e.g., one or more wireless communication standards and/or protocols). The housing may comprise a cap or cap-like structure.
Method for enabling peps key to operate multiple vehicles
Methods and apparatus are provided for configuration a single remote fob to be fully operational with different vehicles such as more than one vehicle within a vehicle fleet. In particular, the method and apparatus implements functional transmitter identification and synchronization to allow for dynamic authentication and configuration of the key fob with the last vehicle with which it was successfully passively authenticated..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Depth control for a seed planting system
A planting system including a plurality of seeding row assemblies, each having components maintained at a controlled elevation. The seeding row assembly includes a tillage row unit controlled to maintain a desired elevation relative to a seeding row unit, the seeding row unit being configured to passively follow the local terrain.
Passively coupled rfid receiver
A passively coupled rfid receiver is disclosed. The apparatus according to embodiments of the invention can reduce the cost of the rfid reader while significantly improving the linearity of the reader's receiver.
Clairvoyant Technology Llc
Versatile superconducting magnet for extremities magnetic resonance imaging
A method, a system, and an article of manufacture are disclosed for obtaining imaging data from human extremities using an extremities mri (emri) system configured to accommodate both legs of a patient during scanning by providing multiple bores, including a scanning bore and one or more non-scanning bores, deployed within an actively or passively shielded, cryogen-free (cf), cooled superconducting electromagnet. In various embodiments, the non-scanning bores are located between field or main coils and shield coils, and the cross sections of the bores may be circular, oval, or any other appropriate and useful geometric shape.
Charging system for an implantable medical device employing magnetic and electric fields
A base station for passively recharging a battery in an implant without patient involvement is disclosed. The base station can be hand held or may comprise equipment configured to be placed at a fixed location, such as under a bed, on or next to a wall, etc.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Dual-mode and dual-standby mobile terminal and dual-channel implementation method thereof
A dual-mode and dual-standby mobile terminal and a dual-channel implementation method thereof, and the dual-mode and dual-standby mobile terminal includes a first mode radio frequency transceiver, a second mode radio frequency transceiver, a first mode baseband chip connected to the first mode radio frequency transceiver, and a second mode baseband chip connected to the second mode radio frequency transceiver, and the mobile terminal further includes: a call processing module, which is connected to both the first mode baseband chip and the second mode baseband chip and used to perform fake call waiting processing on a call in active state in the first mode before proactively switching to a first call in a second mode when determining that there are two calls in the first mode or passively answering a second call in the second mode when determining that there are two calls in the first mode.. .
Device, instant real time neuro-compatible imaging of a signal
A method, apparatus and system for transforming a progressing sound signal into a progressing visual pattern, the progressing visual pattern being perceptible and recognizable as the progressing sound signal to a user in real time. The progressing visual pattern displays in real time a set of optical attributes, the set of optical attributes being transformations from a set of sound features that define the sound signal in real time.
Parking and tollgate payment processing based on vehicle remote identification
Methods and systems for processing tollgate and parking payments are provided. This technology requires installation of identification tags, such as rfid tags, on vehicles, which actively or passively emit identification signals conveying vehicle identifiers.
Fireplace heat shield and methods for passively cooling fireplace glass and heating ambient space
The invention provides a shield for spaced placement away from and over a fireplace glass plate. During operation of the fireplace, the fireplace glass plate becomes dangerously hot.
Gripping and releasing apparatus and method
A passive universal gripper includes a mass of granular material encased in an elastic membrane. Using a combination of positive and negative pressure, the gripper can rapidly grip and release a wide range of objects that are typically challenging for conventional universal grippers, such as flat objects, soft objects, or objects with complex geometries.
Anchor devices and methods of use
An anchor device for attaching materials within bone including a body having a distal end region, a proximal end region, and a plurality of struts extending between the distal end region to the proximal end region and at least partially surrounding an interior volume of the body. The anchor device includes an attachment feature positioned within the interior volume of the body and coupled near the distal end region.
System and fine-resolution mapping of cellular network coverage and capacity
Systems and methods for fine-resolution mapping of cellular network coverage and capacity are described herein. An example method can include passively monitoring communication of multiple communication terminals in a cellular communication network, extracting from the monitored communication multiple data points and cell identifiers, and mapping an actual geographical coverage of at least a given cell of the cellular network based on the multiple data points.
Verint Systems Ltd.
System and distributing live broadcast content
Disclosed are a system and a method for distributing live broadcast content, wherein the method includes: a film library server converting a signaling sent by a live broadcast encoder for uploading/deleting/updating a file into live broadcast streaming data packets in a predetermined format; actively pushing or passively sending the converted live broadcast streaming data packets to an intermediate node server, or the intermediate node server receiving or actively pulling the live broadcast streaming data packets from the film library server until the live broadcast streaming data are actively pushed or passively sent to an edge node server; and the edge node server which receives the live broadcast streaming data packets recovering the live broadcast streaming data packets to the signaling previously sent by the live broadcast encoder, and generating/deleting/updating a corresponding media segment file and playlist description file according to an instruction of the signaling.. .
Dc-dc converter with improved energy management, operating the dc-dc converter, environmental energy harvesting system using the dc-dc converter, and apparatus using the energy harvesting system
A converter includes an inductor configured to receive an input signal and output configured to supply an electrical load with an output signal. The converter operates to charge the inductor until a maximum pre-set current value is reached during a first operating condition in which the electrical load is not supplied.
Passive aircraft wingtip strike detection system and method
A system and method for passively detecting aircraft wingtip strikes includes generating a digital base map represented by a plurality of aerodrome cells. A numeric value is assigned to each of the aerodrome cells that is representative of the specific wingtip strike threat associated with that aerodrome cell.
Honeywell International Inc.
Qualitative user assessment in online video advertising
Whether video advertisements are being delivered to a human user or a machine is determined passively, i.e., without having the user to perform any explicit actions. Based on the time and frequency of ad requests generated from a user device, a daily schedule is estimated for the user.
Anti-copy optical materials and methods
An anti-copy optical material and methods of using the material to passively frustrate scanner-based reproduction processes are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the anti-copy optical material include a fluorescent material to absorb visible incident light from a scan lamp and to emit a visible fluorescence.
Passive damping for optical image stabilization
Passive dampers (e.g., a viscoelastic material such as a silicon gel) may be applied at one or more locations within an actuator module between a moving component (an optics assembly) and a fixed component (e.g., a cover attached to a base). The passive dampers act to passively dampen the motion of the optics assembly on the xy plane within the actuator module during optical image stabilization (ois) of the optics assembly when subjected to external excitation or disturbance, and may also provide z (optical) axis damping and impact protection.
Direct drive rotation device for passively moving fluid
The device is configured for moving a fluid within a gearbox. In one illustrative embodiment, the device includes a base portion coupled to a rotatable member within the gearbox.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
Self-arming immobilizer system, apparatus and method
There is disclosed a self-arming immobilizer system for immobilizing a vehicle. In an embodiment, the system comprises a signal input for receiving a signal indicating the absence of an authorized operator in a position of control in the vehicle; and an immobilizer unit adapted to receive the signal input, and in response to the signal indicating the absence of an authorized operator in a position of control in the vehicle, switch one or more relays to disable one or more circuits in the vehicle to immobilize and secure the vehicle.
Wireless communication device and method capable of peer-to-peer interconnection
The present invention discloses a wireless communication device capable of establishing peer-to-peer connection passively or actively. The device conforms to an ieee 802.11 standard, and comprises: a control block, a transmission circuit and a reception circuit.
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
Load balancing descending device, systems and methods
A system for passively slowing a descent rate of a load includes a rope having a fixed end and an opposing free end below the fixed end, a descent device having a base plate with first and second opposing plate ends, first and second pins fixedly mounted to the base plate, the first pin located at the first opposing plate end, and a carabiner attachment portion located at the second opposing plate end. A carabiner is attached to the carabiner attachment portion of the descent device, and a load attached to the carabiner.
Great Trango Holdings, Inc.
Swing chamber pump (scp)
A swing chamber pump can be situated within a horizontal wellbore for pumping wellbore fluids to surface using a power gas. The pump has two fluidly independent and separate pump chambers, each having a self-orienting gas valve and a self-orienting fluid outlet.
Wgm Technologies Inc.
Circuitry for charging a depleted battery in an implantable medical device without passive trickle charging
Charging circuitry is disclosed for receiving a magnetic charging field and using the received field to charge a battery in an implantable medical device (imd) without passive trickle charging, and even if the battery voltage (vbat) is severely depleted. The charging circuitry includes a source capable of producing a constant charging current via a current mirror that receives a reference current for setting the charging current.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Passively initiated depressurization for light water reactor
A nuclear reactor is surrounded by a reactor radiological containment structure. Depressurization lines running from the reactor automatically vent the reactor to the containment structure or to a compartment in the containment structure when a low pressure condition exists in the reactor.
Babcock & Wilcox Mpower, Inc.
Surgical tool with hydrodynamic dissipation brake
Systems and methods are provided for passively dissipating a rotational speed of a fluid-driven rotatable shaft. In particular, a dissipation member is provided for dissipating the rotational speed of a shaft having an end effector formed thereon.
Depuy Mitek, Llc
Thermo-magnetism cycle apparatus
A thermo-magnetism cycle apparatus has a first magneto-caloric element (mce) element on a low temperature side and a second mce element on a high temperature side. A first heat transfer medium flows in the first mce element and a second heat transfer medium flows in the second mce element.
Dual-pitch support for a propeller
Apparatus are disclosed that are configured to passively rotate a propeller blade from a first pitch angle to a second pitch angle. An example apparatus involves: (a) a rotor hub, (b) at least one dual-pitch support coupled to the rotor hub, wherein the dual-pitch support has a first surface, a second surface and a cavity defined there between, and (c) at least one propeller blade rotatably coupled to the rotor hub such that a blade root is disposed within the dual-pitch support's cavity, where the blade root's front face is positioned against the dual-pitch support's first surface in a first position and the blade root's back face is positioned against the dual-pitch support's second surface in a second position, and the propeller blade is oriented at a first pitch angle in the first position and is oriented at a second pitch angle in the second position..
True resting heart rate
A wireless wearable device to passively detect a true resting heart rate (trhr) of a user may include a suite of sensors including but not limited to accelerometry sensors for generating motion signals in response to a user's body motion, force sensors for generating force signals in response to force exerted by a body portion on the force sensor, and biometric sensors for generating biometric signals indicative of biometric activity in the body including gsr, emg, bioimpedance, and arousal in the sns. The suite of sensors may operate to passively determine (e.g., in real time), one or more of trhr, systemic inflammation (i), contraction (c) (e.g., due to dehydration), stress, fatigue, and mood without any intervention or action on part of the user.
Real-time fatigue, personal effectiveness, injury risk device(s)
A wireless wearable device to passively detect fatigue in a user may include a suite of sensors including but not limited to accelerometry sensors for generating motion signals in response to a user's body motion, force sensors for generating force signals in response to force exerted by a body portion on the force sensor, and biometric sensors for generating biometric signals indicative of biometric activity including gsr, emg, bioimpedance, image sensors, and arousal in the sns. The suit of sensors may operate to passively determine, one or more of trhr, systemic inflammation (i), contraction (c) (e.g., due to dehydration), stress, fatigue, and mood without any intervention or action on part of the user.
Carrier module with bridging element for a semiconductor element
Carrier module (1) for at least one semiconductor element (3) having a passively and/or actively cooled carrier (4) which has a positive carrier contact (5) and a negative carrier contact (6), with a device (2) for bridging the at least one semiconductor element (3) arranged on the carrier (4), comprising at least one first printed circuit board (7) with at least one bridging element (8), wherein at least one positive contact (9) which is electrically conductively connected to the positive carrier contact (5) and at least one negative contact (11) which is electrically conductively connected to the negative carrier contact (6) are provided on a first printed circuit board (7) and the bridging element (8) is electrically conductively connected to the positive contact (9) and to the negative contact (11) of the first printed circuit board (7), wherein the first printed circuit board (7) is thermally conductively and releasably connected to the carrier (4).. .
F.+s. Vermoegensverwaltungs Gmbh
Network test system
A network test system seeks to improve visibility into the real-time operation of a network system or subsystem of a spacecraft through the use of a port from each relevant network to a spacecraft test interface. The network test system includes a packet switch operatively coupled downstream from a serdes receiver and operatively coupled upstream from a serdes transmitter.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
Systems and methods for passively determining a ratio of purchasers and prosepective purchasers in a merchant location
A method and system for determining a status of a visitor to a physical location and associated with a handheld device using a computer device coupled to a database are provided. The method includes receiving, by the processor, a hello message from a radio associated with one or more handheld devices, capturing a unique identifier of the handheld device from the received hello message, determining visitor geographic information based on the captured unique identifier and a determined signal strength of the hello message, and outputting the visitor information..
Mastercard International Incorporated
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a heat-generating component, a power generation device including a thermoelectric element, a heat radiation device, a cooling device, a temperature detector that detects a temperature increase of the heat-generating component, and a controller. The heat radiation device includes a first radiator plate interposed between the heat-generating component and a surface of the thermoelectric element and a second radiator plate attached to another surface of the thermoelectric element.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Wireless access point transmission control
Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the management of access point transmissions based upon priority of traffic. An access point may periodically cycle between aggressive phases, during which the access point contends for downstream transmission opportunities aggressively, and background phases, during which the access point contends for downstream transmission opportunities passively.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.
Qpcr analysis apparatus
An apparatus (1) is for dna amplification with quantitative measurements. A biological sample is held in a cell (2) for the amplification, the cell (2) defining a single space within which the sample rotates.
Stokes Bio Limited
Broadband generation of mid ir, coherent continua with optical fibers
Coherent and compact supercontinuum light sources for the mid ir spectral regime are disclosed and exemplary applications thereof. The supercontinuum generation is based on the use of highly nonlinear fibers or waveguides.
Imra America, Inc.
Device for gripping vessels
A device for gripping vessels is presented. The device comprises a mount, a support having a longitudinal axis coupled to the mount so to be rotatable relative to the mount around the longitudinal axis, a rotating mechanism for rotating the support, a gripper coupled to the support so to be translatable relative to the support along the longitudinal axis.
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
Fuel injector with premix pilot nozzle
An apparatus for injecting premixed fuel and air through a center body and into the combustion zone of a gas turbine includes a fuel injector nozzle with a premix pilot nozzle having a plurality of premix passages in fluid communication with an air supply and a fuel supply that premixes air and fuel within the premix passages. The apparatus has either an active or passive fuel feed control.
General Electric Company
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio. Each arrangement includes a two state shift element.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Carbon contamination resistant pressure atomizing nozzles
A pressure atomizing nozzle for injecting fuel includes an inlet housing configured to thermally isolate the interior space from external conditions and to remain relatively cool under operation so as to substantially eliminate heat soak back from the inlet housing to the interior space thereof after operation. First and second coolant conduits cool the nozzle tip region actively during operation and passively after operation.