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Disturbance detection using a passively terminated fiber optic sensor

Fibersonics

Disturbance detection using a passively terminated fiber optic sensor

Device for the conversion of nuclear waste radiation to electrical current

Device for the conversion of nuclear waste radiation to electrical current

Date/App# patent app List of recent Passively-related patents
03/05/15
20150065047
 Systems and methods for low energy wake-up and pairing for use with implantable medical devices patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for low energy wake-up and pairing for use with implantable medical devices
Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices or trial medical devices for wirelessly connecting the devices to external instruments such as tablet computers or smartphones. In an example where the medical device is an implantable neurostimulator, the neurostimulator passively detects wireless wake-up signals generated by the external instrument, i.e.
Pacesette, Inc.
03/05/15
20150062588
 Disturbance detection using a passively terminated fiber optic sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Disturbance detection using a passively terminated fiber optic sensor
A fiber-optic sensor can have a michelson sensor portion and a mach-zehnder sensor portion. A first splitter-coupler can be configured to split incoming light between a first fiber portion and a second fiber portion.
Fibersonics Inc.
03/05/15
20150060172
 Drive system for a motor vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Drive system for a motor vehicle
A motor vehicle drive system utilizing a flywheel for storing recaptured kinetic energy from a moving vehicle is described. Alternators mounted to the drive train generate electrical power from the passively spinning wheels of a moving vehicle.
03/05/15
20150059821
 Device for the conversion of nuclear waste radiation to electrical current patent thumbnailnew patent Device for the conversion of nuclear waste radiation to electrical current
A device for passively converting nuclear radiation to electricity comprising a plurality of thin-film flexible solar panels, sandwiched between a plurality of diagnostic intensifying screens by which conversion of radiation to light and subsequently to electrical current through the sandwiched thin-film flexible solar panels is effected. The layered array will be comprised of one layer of intensifying screen material affixed to one layer of thin-film flexible solar panels with repeated layers for a total of three intensifying screen-solar panel pairs.
02/19/15
20150051444
 Drug delivery system for treating erectile dysfunction patent thumbnailDrug delivery system for treating erectile dysfunction
Drug delivery systems, apparatus and methods to treat erectile dysfunction via an implanted drug infusion pump. The drug delivery system incorporates a passively pressurized drug infusion pump, one or more catheters, one or more microfluidic valves, a microcontroller, and one or more patient input mechanisms to deliver therapeutic solutions to the erectile tissues of a patient.
02/19/15
20150051057
 Handstand training device patent thumbnailHandstand training device
A training device for passively supporting a gymnast while learning and practicing handstands and handstand turns is herein disclosed. In some embodiments, the device has a base, an apparatus attachment attachable to the base for a gymnast to practice on various pieces of gymnastics equipment, and a supporter that may be set at a desired height to provide passive support to a gymnast.
Russell Brands, Llc
02/19/15
20150049852
 Systems, methods, and filters for radioactive material capture patent thumbnailSystems, methods, and filters for radioactive material capture
A system configured to passively filter radioactive materials from a flow may include one or more particulate removal devices; one or more water removal devices; and/or one or more radionuclide removal devices. At least one of the one or more particulate removal devices may mechanically remove particulates of the radioactive materials from the flow.
Ge-hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas Llc
02/19/15
20150049055
 Interaction sensing patent thumbnailInteraction sensing
In particular embodiments, an apparatus includes a single electrode configured to passively receive a charge displacement and a change in characteristics of electromagnetic signals in an environment. The apparatus further includes a touch sensor, coupled to the single electrode, configured to detect a first input based on the charge displacement, and a second input based on the change in characteristics of electromagnetic signals in the environment..
Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
02/19/15
20150048846
 Interaction sensing patent thumbnailInteraction sensing
In particular embodiments, an apparatus includes an insulator coupled to one or more electrodes that are configured to passively sense charge displacement or a change in characteristics of electromagnetic signals in an environment.. .
Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
02/19/15
20150047372
 Cooling  switchgear with heat pipe structure having integrated busbar tube patent thumbnailCooling switchgear with heat pipe structure having integrated busbar tube
A cooling apparatus is provided for a switchgear. The switchgear has one or more primary contacts constructed and arranged to connect to a terminal of a circuit breaker.
Abb Technology Ag
02/12/15
20150045814

Curved cannula surgical system control


A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through the curved cannulas.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
02/12/15
20150044943

Insulating clothing systems and methods of use


An insulating clothing system includes an article of clothing having a front portion and at least one pocket in the front portion. The pocket is configured to at least partially cover at least one intimate part of a user.
02/12/15
20150040641

Passively cooled gas detector


A gas detector assembly which is at least in part passively cooled comprising; a thermal chimney comprising a first heat collecting area in fluid communication with a ventilation area; a gas sensing device placed at least in part in the thermal chimney, such that in use the first heat collecting area is heated and a temperature gradient between the heat collecting area and ventilation area is established providing a passive cooling flow of gas over at least part of the gas sensing device placed in the thermal chimney.. .
Crowcon Detection Instruments Limited
02/12/15
20150040347

Door closure


The door closure employs a pivotally mounted roller assembly to engage a roller within a recess of a mounting hook. The roller assembly also has a pair of leaf springs that are used in tandem to passively retain the bracket in each of the open position and the closed position..
02/05/15
20150039696

Passively populating a participant list with known contacts


passively populating a list of participants of an electronic communications system includes maintaining a participant list of users of an electronic communications system to be used by a user of the electronic communications system. Existing users of the electronic communications system that are known to the user are identified, and communications strengths between the user and each of the identified existing users are determined.
Aol Inc.
02/05/15
20150039166

Vehicle with an anti-lock brake system and a braking a vehicle


In order to achieve a vehicle wheel (10) slip relative to a roadway (12) while braking the vehicle, said slip being as advantageous as possible, the rotational speed (w) of the wheel (10) can be actively reduced by an abs by means of a braking intervention and passively allowed to accelerate again via the roadway (12) when the brake is released. The slip of the wheel (10) oscillates by an optimal slip value during the abs regulating process.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
02/05/15
20150037133

System and method relating to axial positioning turbine casings and blade tip clearance in gas turbine engines


A system for passively varying an axial position of an inner casing of a gas turbine pursuant to changing pressure in a flowpath during transient engine operation. The system may include: a connection assembly slidably connecting the inner casing to the outer casing for axial movement of the inner casing between a first position and a second position; means for pressurizing the annulus relative to a flowpath pressure; biasing means for axially preloading the inner casing toward the first position; and an inner casing receiving surface configured to receive a pressure in the annulus for axially loading the inner casing in opposition to the axial preload of the biasing means..
General Electric Company
02/05/15
20150035950

Integration of digital image correlation with acoustic emission


An inventive approach is disclosed to integrate digital image correlation (dic) with the acoustic emission method that may be used for structural health monitoring and assessment of critical structural components in civil, mechanical, and aerospace industries. The inventive approach relies on passively recording acoustic emission across the specimen being tested and activating the dic cameras automatically to measure deformation on the specimen's surface.
Drexel University
02/05/15
20150033864

System and acoustically identifying damaged sections of a route


A method for acoustically examining a route includes sensing passively excited residual sounds of a vehicle system during travel over a route, examining the passively excited residual sounds to identify one or more changes of interest in the passively excited residual sounds, and identifying a section of the route as being damaged responsive to the one or more changes of interest in the passively excited residual sounds that are identified.. .
General Electric Company
01/22/15
20150023954

Potentiating antibody-induced complement-mediated cytotoxicity via pi3k inhibition


Methodologies and technologies for potentiating antibody-based cancer treatments by increasing complement-mediated cell cytotoxicity are disclosed. Further provided are methodologies and technologies for overcoming ineffective treatments correlated with and/or caused by sub-lytic levels of complement-activating monoclonal antibodies (“mab”) against cancer antigens or cancer antigens with low tumor cell density.
Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center
01/15/15
20150019867

Resynchronization of passive monitoring of a flow based on hole detection


Embodiments are directed towards resynchronizing the processing of a monitored flow based on hole detection. A network monitoring device (nmd) may be employed to passively monitor flows of packets for a session between endpoints.
Extrahop Networks, Inc.
01/15/15
20150017737

Apparatus and separating plasma from blood and delayed wetting


Devices and methods are disclosed herein for separating a supernate from a suspension. The apparatus consists of a sample zone, a controllable gate, and an analysis zone.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
01/08/15
20150009718

Method and extending zero-voltage switching range in a dc to dc converter


Method and apparatus for extending a zero voltage switching (zvs) range during power conversion. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a dc/dc converter, operated in a quasi-resonant mode, comprising a transformer; a primary switch, coupled to a primary winding of the transformer, for controlling current flow through the primary winding; and a component coupled to the transformer, wherein the component has a capacitance that varies with voltage across the component, and wherein during a downswing in voltage across the primary switch the component is passively tuned by a change in the voltage across the component that changes the capacitance of the component, and wherein the passive tuning of the component causes a resonant frequency of the dc/dc converter to change, and wherein the change in the resonant frequency causes the downswing to accelerate..
Enphase Energy, Inc.
01/08/15
20150009548

Reservoir computing using passive optical systems


A method comprising providing an input signal to at least one input node of a computing reservoir by temporally encoding the input signal by modulating the at least one photonic wave as function of the input signal is described. The method further comprises propagating the at least one photonic wave via passive guided or unguided propagation between discrete nodes of the computing reservoir, in which each discrete node is adapted for passively relaying the at least one photonic wave over the passive interconnections connected thereto.
Imec Vzw
01/01/15
20150005672

Muscle optimization device and method


A device and method are provided for therapy and treatment of biological tissue such as muscle, tendon, and ligament tissue, by use of a device and method in which therapeutic vibrational frequency resonance patterns are transmitted to tissues of a patient. The resonance frequencies originate from many resonance domains, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and fatty acids.
Genovus Biotechnologies Inc.
01/01/15
20150004960

Method and cellular device identification


A system monitors cellular device usage within a use-prohibited area, and either passively detects or actively elicits identity events related to a cellular device within the use-prohibited area and provides the identifying events and any identifying information therein, along with temporal and locational information, to a service provider to determine the identity of the cellular device. Such information can then be used by the service provider to disable service to the cellular device..
L3 Communications-asit
01/01/15
20150003981

Method for controlling loads in a wind turbine


A method for controlling aerodynamic loads in wind turbine (20), includes stopping rotation of blades (22) of the turbine about a rotor shaft axis (38); stopping rotation of a nacelle (30) of the turbine about a vertical yaw axis (36); pitching each blade of the turbine about its respective pitch axis (43) into a stable pitch angle range (52b-52c or 52e-52f) in which a resulting root twisting moment (52) created by a current wind loading (48, 50) on the respective blade is in a direction urging pitch rotation of the blade toward a position of lower root twisting moment; and releasing the blades to rotate passively about their respective pitch axes during subsequent changing wind directions (vr1). A blade may be designed to better align a root zero twisting moment (52a, 52d) in the stable pitch angle range with a minimum (48b, 48d, 50b, 50d) wind loading..
01/01/15
20150003791

Interposer having optical interface with alignment structures formed by a resist layer of interposer and related optic assemblies


Disclosed are interposers and interposer structures having an optical interface for optical fiber connection with a related fiber optic ferrule that can form a portion of an optical assembly. The interposer is useful for transmitting optical signals to/from the interposer for high-speed communication.
Corning Optical Communications Llc
01/01/15
20150000939

Fire retardation missile


A fire retarding missile and method of use having a unitary construction and containing a propulsion system as well as fire treatment materials. Dispersal of the materials can be initiated both actively and passively, with passive dispersal allowing for a fail safe mode of operation.
01/01/15
20150000294

Systems and methods for monitoring gas turbine systems having exhaust gas recirculation


A system includes a plurality of extraction passages configured to passively extract a portion of a gas flow from a downstream region of a gas flow path. The system includes a plurality of sensors respectively coupled to the plurality of extraction passages, wherein the plurality of sensors is configured to measure one or more parameters of the portion of the gas flow traversing the plurality of extraction passages.
Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
12/25/14
20140379133

Methods and systems for monitoring directional drilling


Various embodiments of the systems and methods for monitoring, for example passively monitoring and controlling, a directional drilling operation are disclosed. In one example, a system regulates access and use of the system based on a user's position in a hierarchy and based on previous commands given by those above the user in the hierarchy.
Directional Control Systems International (dcsi) Inc.
12/25/14
20140378310

Superconducting rotating machine and cooling method thereof


Provided are a superconducting rotating machine which improves the cooling efficiency of a rotor by using schemes of passively or actively circulating a coolant and a cooling method thereof. The superconducting rotating machine includes a rotor supported rotatably about a rotation axis and including: at least one superconductive coil; and a central cavity; and a cooling apparatus disposed at an exterior of the rotor and configured to communicate with the cavity, wherein the cooling apparatus includes: a condenser configured to condense a gas coolant supplied through a gas coolant supplying pipe to generate a condensed coolant; a coolant circulating unit configured to supply the condensed coolant into the cavity, configured to recover a vapor coolant evaporated in the cavity into the condenser and configured to circulate the condensed coolant; and a forced circulating unit configured to actively circulate the condensed coolant into the cavity in response to the rotor being tilted..
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140376419

Passive leakage cancellation networks for duplexers and coexisting wireless communication systems


A passive cancellation network may include a transmit input having a configuration that passively receives a transmit signal from a transmitter that is to be wirelessly transmitted; a transmit output having a configuration that passively delivers the transmit signal after processing by the passive cancellation network; a receive input having a configuration that passively receives a receive signal that includes undesirable leakage from the transmit signal; a receive output having a configuration that passively delivers the receive signal after processing by the passive cancellation network; and a passive feed forward cancellation circuit that passively cancels at least a portion of the undesired leakage from the transmit signal in the receive signal in a feed forward manner.. .
University Of Southern California
12/18/14
20140372596

Passive monitoring of virtual systems using agent-less, near-real-time indexing


Aspects of the present invention provide a solution for passively monitoring a computer system. In an embodiment, a read-only target is created based on the configuration of the virtual server disk used by the virtual server to access the storage associated therewith.
International Business Machines Corporation
12/18/14
20140370824

Methods and antenna tuning


Systems and techniques for management of an antenna tuning frequency range. Frequency coverage needed for an antenna used in a portable communications device in a wireless communication network is determined based on communication protocols being used, with an active tuner being connected to a passively tuned antenna when a different frequency range is called for and with the active tuner being effectively isolated when only the range provided by the passively tuned antenna is needed to reduce the risk of rf mixing or intermodulation..
Nokia Corporation
12/18/14
20140369845

Wind turbine blade with extended shell section


The present invention relates to a manufacturing method for wind turbine blade and a wind turbine manufactured according to that method. The wind turbine blade comprises two shell parts wherein each shell part has a leading edge connected to a trailing edge via an inner surface.
Envision Energy (denmark) Aps
12/18/14
20140368336

Method of communicating information through a wearable device


A method of communicating information through a wearable device is provided as a means of receiving, storing, and transmitting information to a plurality of nearby compatible devices and systems in order to facilitate a plurality of data transfer dependent tasks. The wearable device uses several electronic components in order to receive information from various sources, store the information for later use, identify nearby compatible devices and systems, and quickly communicate information to the nearby compatible devices and systems.
12/18/14
20140367930

Passively controlled adjustable ride height suspension


A suspension system for a vehicle having a vehicle body and a road wheel includes a suspension corner connecting the road wheel to the vehicle body. The suspension corner maintains contact between the road wheel and a road surface.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
12/04/14
20140359109

Device monitoring


Example embodiments relate to device monitoring. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computing device may include one or more processors, a memory for storing machine readable instructions, and a data store.
12/04/14
20140353389

Dynamic information radio-frequency identification (rfid) card with biometric capabilities


Embodiments of the present invention implement dynamic elements within a rfid card. Specifically, the embodiments update card information dynamically, using a biometric image scanner (e.g., for scanning a fingerprint passively).
12/04/14
20140352981

Wellbore servicing tools, systems and methods utilizing downhole wireless switches


A wellbore tool comprising a power supply, an electrical load, a receiving unit configured to passively receive a triggering signal, and a switching system electrically coupled to the power supply, the receiving unit, and the electrical load, wherein the switching system is configured to selectively transition from an inactive state to an active state in response to the triggering signal, from the active state to the active state in response to the triggering signal, or combinations thereof, wherein in the inactive state a circuit is incomplete and any route of electrical current flow between the power supply and the electrical load is disallowed, and wherein in the active state the circuit is complete and at least one route of electrical current flow between the power supply and the electrical load is allowed.. .
11/27/14
20140345670

Passively tracking partially concentrating photovoltaic solar panel


The invention relates to passively tracking, partially concentrating solar panels that feature the ability to perpetually self-concentrate impinging light on a portion of the underlying photovoltaic material during varying times of the day and throughout the year. Such solar panels feature higher conversion efficiencies and higher output when compared to equivalent sized conventional solar panels and do not require an active tracking system to adjust for yearly difference in the sun's elevation above the horizon..
11/13/14
20140334773

Apparatus for use in optoelectronics


An apparatus for use in optoelectronics includes a first alignment element and a first wafer comprising a through optical via. The first alignment element is bonded to the first wafer, such that the through optical via is uncovered by the first alignment element.
11/13/14
20140334591

Passive containment spray system


Provided is a passive containment spray system including: a spray coolant storage unit that communicates with a containment accommodating a reactor vessel and maintains equilibrium of pressure between the spray coolant storage unit and the containment; a spray pipe that is installed within the containment in such a manner that when an accident occurs, a coolant supplied from the spray coolant storage unit is sprayed into the containment through the spray pipe due to an increase in pressure within the containment; and a connection pipe one end of which is inserted into the spray coolant storage unit in such a manner as to provide a flow path along which the coolant flows and the other end of which is connected to the spray pipe in such a manner that the coolant is passively supplied to the spray pipe through the connection pipe therein.. .
11/06/14
20140331280

Network privilege manager for a dynamically programmable computer network


A network security policy may be implemented at network switches as a set of active packet disposition directives. In a dynamically programmable network, the network switches can be dynamically reprogrammed with new packet disposition directives.
11/06/14
20140326794

Adjustable register vent and grill assembly designed to fit all size standard air distribution boot openings


An apparatus, methods and systems for an independent air register vent assembly having a register frame assembly, louver components, and a means to adjust the register frame assembly and louver components to a range of lengths and/or widths. A length and/or width adjustable grill assembly covers the register frame assembly.
11/06/14
20140325882

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.
10/30/14
20140324903

Sourcing terms into a search engine


Information may be presented to a user by receiving a selection of one or more terms passively displayed in a document, loading the terms to a search configuration, generating first results responsive to a user's predicted interest as expressed in the search configuration, and enabling display of the first results.. .
10/30/14
20140324025

Devices and methods for delivering active agents to the osteomeatal complex


Described here are devices, methods, and kits for treating sinusitis and related respiratory conditions by locally delivering active agents to the osteomeatal complex over a sustained period of time. The devices may be passively fixed within the osteomeatal complex and/or include one or more features that actively fix it within the osteomeatal complex.
10/30/14
20140322013

Independent variable blade pitch and geometry wind turbine control


A variable blade pitch wind turbine and method of passively varying the blade pitch is presented. Each blade of the turbine rotor can individually and passively rotate about a respective blade axis to continuously vary the pitch of the blades to adjust to the ever changing wind speed and direction without active controls or other mechanical or electrical induced inputs to force rotational movement of the blades.
10/30/14
20140318506

Air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging


Methods and systems for passively purging a hydrocarbon trap in an engine intake in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, in response to an ambient temperature decrease during an engine off condition while a fuel tank is sealed from atmosphere, delivering fuel stored in a hydrocarbon trap in an intake of the engine to a fuel vapor canister coupled to the fuel tank in an emission control system..
10/23/14
20140312162

Rolling vehicle having collar with passively controlled ailerons


A spinning, rolling, or roll-stabilized vehicle, such as a projectile, includes a fuselage that rotates about its longitudinal axis (spins) during flight. A collar is positionable relative to the fuselage to steer the projectile, with the collar having ailerons to provide a roll force to position the collar.
10/16/14
20140309024

Invalidating network devices with illicit peripherals


A system and method for passively validating network game users is provided. Data indicative of game behavior and actions at one or more nodes interacting with a network game in a network game community are monitored.
10/16/14
20140308978

System for collecting, analyzing, and transmitting information relevant to transportation networks


When individual persons or vehicles move through a transportation network, they are likely to be both actively and passively creating information that reflects their location and current behavior. In this patent, we propose a system that makes complete use of this information.
10/09/14
20140304592

Method and system to capture, share and find information and relationships


A method and system to improve personal and collaborative information management and search. The method is to actively or passively capture pieces of information and the connections among them across disparate technologies and the human mind, while people keep working with familiar tools, and to snapshot such information objects to be globally addressed, persistent in time, and hyperlinked based on the connections.
10/09/14
20140299602

Retainer mechanism


The present invention discloses a retainer mechanism for actively securing a lid (holding and maintaining content) of a container even if the container is overfilled and for passively (and automatically) self-releasing the lid to fully open when and as a result of the container appropriately titled to a particular orientation for unhindered, unobstructed emptying of the container.. .
10/09/14
20140299031

Watercraft immobilizing apparatus and system


A watercraft immobilizing apparatus and system for a marine vessel to passively defend against an attacking engine-powered watercraft includes a towed array of entanglement lines. The entanglement lines can be provided on and administered from removable/replaceable storage cartridges mountable on and/or deployed via davits, outriggers, paravanes, and/or weighted submersible rollers to foul and immobilize propellers and engine cooling water intakes of encroaching watercraft..
09/18/14
20140278150

Utility pole condition sensors


An apparatus and methods involved in the process of assessing utility pole condition and, in particular, the apparatus and methods involved in the use of sensors to assess utility pole fatigue in response to age, weather, wear, impact and other potential damage events. A utility pole sensor system is provided for rapidly and efficiently assessing utility pole fatigue in response to passively induced environmental movements prior to a natural or man-made failure of the utility pole..
09/18/14
20140275762

Ureteroscope and associated the minimally invasive treatment of urinary stones


A passively flexible ureteroscope having a diameter of less than about 2.5 millimeters is provided. The ureteroscope may help overcome many of the problems associated with the prior art devices and methods for removing kidney stones.
09/18/14
20140274563

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.
09/18/14
20140272648

Method for operating a fuel cell system


Methods of operating a fuel cell system, wherein the fuel cell system is purged at system start-up, are disclosed. The purging automatically stops when the anode plenum is fully purged and replaced with fuel.
09/18/14
20140272647

Fluidic interface module for a fuel cell system


Purge valves that are manually turned on but are automatically or electrically turned off as the fuel cell's production of electricity reaches a predetermined level, e.g., steady state or thereabout are disclosed. The purge valve may be opened at system start-up, or may be opened at system shut-down so that the purge valve is armed and the fuel cell system is purged at the next start-up.
09/18/14
20140272517

Battery pack with heat sink


A battery pack including a housing including an inner cavity and an interface for receiving a power tool. The interface includes electrical terminals operable to interface with the power tool.
09/18/14
20140272500

Systems and methods for detecting abnormalities in electrical and electrochemical energy units


A method for abnormality detection in an energy unit includes passively detecting an abnormality in an energy unit by detecting electromagnetic radiation generated by the abnormality, the energy unit comprising at least one of an electrical energy unit and an electrochemical energy unit. A method for detecting an abnormality in an energy unit includes (a) applying a signal to the energy unit, (b) performing a plurality of measurements, at a respective plurality of different locations within the energy unit, of a response of the energy unit to the signal, and (c) processing the plurality of measurements to identify the abnormality..
09/18/14
20140271108

Compressor bleed self-recirculating system


A compressor for a gas turbine engine having a bleed air recirculation system includes a plurality of bleed holes extending through the shroud at a first axial location thereon substantially adjacent the blade tips. The bleed holes have a closed outer perimeter along their complete length.
09/18/14
20140269777

Resynchronization of passive monitoring of a flow based on hole detection


Embodiments are directed towards resynchronizing the processing of a monitored flow based on hole detection. A network monitoring device (nmd) may be employed to passively monitor flows of packets for a session between endpoints.
09/18/14
20140269401

Passive measurement of available link bandwidth


A method of passively measuring available link bandwidth at a client device that receives media data over a network connection comprising receiving packets of a media stream at the client device, wherein one or more the of packets comprises a unique identifier indicating that one or more the packets are associated with a macro burst sorting the received packets into one or more of the macro bursts based on the unique identifiers, and determining the link bandwidth available to the client device based at least in part on the time intervals between arrival times of the packets sorted into individual macro bursts, wherein the macro bursts each comprise a plurality of packets transmitted together by a sending device to regulate the sending device's transmission rate.. .
09/18/14
20140266211

Method and passive detection of near-surface human-scale underground anomalies using earth field measurements


Methods and apparatus are provided for passively detecting the presence of near-surface human-scale underground anomalies using earth field measurements. A sensor is used to measure at least one electric or magnetic component of the earth's electromagnetic field at a frequency of 5 khz or greater in proximity to the earth's surface for a given area.
09/18/14
20140262919

Passively enable a blister pack with wireless identification device


A blister pack is provided having a wireless identification device located at a predetermined position. A moldable blister web is mounted with wireless identification devices at selected positions corresponding to the size of the blister components to be molded from the web.
09/18/14
20140261559

Pipe material removal apparatus and method


Apparatus for removing material lining the inside surface of a cylindrical structure, the apparatus comprising: a support for supporting the structure in a horizontal orientation; an elongate horizontal boom for being inserted into the structure; a nozzle assembly connected to the boom member, the nozzle assembly comprising one or more nozzles wherein each nozzle is suitably spaced from the lining to deliver a jet of fluid under pressure to the lining; a conduit in fluid communication with the nozzle assembly suitable for delivering a flow of fluid to each nozzle under sufficient pressure to cut the lining material adjacent the nozzle; and a rotation mechanism cooperating with the support to passively enable the structure to being rotated while supported by the support or to actively impart rotation to the structure while supported by the support, wherein the rotation of the structure is about a central longitudinal axis of the structure.. .
09/18/14
20140261282

Torque ripple compensating device


A torque ripple compensating device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The torque ripple compensating device comprises a first member, a second member, and a third member.
09/18/14
20140261126

Autonomous sailing vessel


An unmanned ocean-going vessel including a primary hull, a rigid wing rotationally coupled with the primary hull where the rigid wing freely rotates about a rotational axis of the rigid wing, a controller configured to maintain a desired heading, a control surface element configured to aerodynamically control a wing angle of the rigid wing based on a position of the control surface element, where the controller is configured to determine a control surface angle and generate a signal to position the control surface element based on the control surface angle, a rudder, where the controller is further configured to determine a rudder position and generate a signal to position the rudder to the rudder position, and a keel including ballast sufficient to provide a positive righting moment sufficient to cause the primary hull to passively right from any position.. .


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