|| List of recent Passively-related patents
| Method and network management using perodic measurements of indicators|
A beacon signal may be provided with data extensions. The data extensions permit additional information to be provided by the beacon signal, thereby reducing the traffic overhead of the network.
| Device for dispensing liquid with high precision|
A liquid dispensing device provides precise and adjustable control for dosing volumes. The device is adaptable when installed on bottles and tubes and works independently if equipped with its own container.
| Eccentric lock one way clutch|
By way of surface contact between a segmented race and a non-segmented race and using wedge-like locking forces to fix the eccentricity of the segmented race, a surface contact one way clutch (sc1c) actively drives a second race in a single direction and at a fixed speed relative to the first race unless the speed of the second race exceeds that of the first race in the single direction in which case the second race is free to “overrun” or passively exceed the speed of the first race.. .
|Method and system for passive detection, localization and characterization of mechanical wave sources using ultrasonic guided waves|
A method and system for passively detecting, localizing, and/or characterizing a mechanical wave source at one or more spatial points of interest on a structure using ultrasonic guided waves are provided. The method includes estimating the spatial channel impulse response at one or more spatial points of interest using a movable transducer.
Hidden Solutions Llc
|Weight-shift controlled personal hydrofoil watercraft|
A passively stable personal hydrofoil watercraft that has a floation device, wherein a user can ride in a prone, kneeling, or standing position. The watercraft includes a strut having an upper end interconnected with the flotation device and lower end connected with a hydrofoil.
|Route optimization for on-demand routing protocols for mesh networks|
Various embodiments implement a set of low overhead mechanisms to enable on-demand routing protocols. The on-demand protocols use route accumulation during discovery floods to discover when better paths have become available even if the paths that the protocols are currently using are not broken.
|Modular device, system, and reconfigurable data distribution|
Systems, apparatus, and methods for a reconfigurable integrated system integrated onto a single circuit board are described herein. An embodiment includes a cpu host and microprocessor which attach and manage internal and external peripheral devices.
|Holder with safety shield for a drug delivery device|
A holder with a safety shield for a drug delivery device; the shield obstructing access to a needle of the drug delivery device following use thereof. The safety shield may be actively deployed, in which case the health care worker must perform an action beyond complete depression of the pusher into the body of the drug delivery device to deploy the shield.
Becton, Dickinson And Company
|Needle based helical coil safety device|
The present disclosure describes anti-needle stick safety mechanism that is passively activated during the normal course of giving an injection. In one embodiment, the device includes a spring member coupled at a proximal end to a needle member and at a distal end to a needle cover.
Safety Syringes, Inc.
|Ventilated battery storage rack|
The invention includes a ventilated storage rack unit and complete storage rack system for storing an array of battery cells in an uninterrupted power source that meets the seismic testing requirements of nebs gr-63-core (issue 2 apr. 2002).
Systems and methods for high precision indoor location tracking
A radio frequency signal mediator configured indoors passively receives signals from a user wireless device and determines layer two radio access network measurement data from the signals. At least one other radio frequency signal mediator in the same space also passively receives signals from the user wireless device and determines layer two radio access network measurement data from the signals.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
Dual operation hydraulic control
A pressurized fluid storage system is suitable for use to rapidly engage a transmission following an engine shutdown. The system includes a reservoir, such as an accumulator, connected to a manifold by a single passageway.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Stabilization of an injection locked harmonically mode-locked laser via polarization spectroscopy for frequency comb generation
Stabilization of an injection locked optical frequency comb is achieved through polarization spectroscopy of an active laser cavity, eliminating optical pm sidebands inherent in previous stabilization methods. Optical snr of 35 db is achieved.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
Methods for coating articles
Coated articles and methods and systems for coating the articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings.
Syndication of associations relating data and metadata
Methods and systems for passively relating data to metadata are disclosed. Associations are created, at a first computer system, that relate data in a first database to metadata in a second database.
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
Method of controlling clutches in a multi-function torque converter
A method of controlling a multi-function torque converter including a cover, an impeller shell, a turbine shell, a first pressure chamber at least partially formed by the turbine shell and the cover; a second pressure chamber at least partially formed by the impeller and turbine shells, and a third pressure chamber at least partially formed by the impeller shell and the cover, an impeller clutch including a portion of the impeller shell, and a turbine clutch including a portion of the turbine shell, the method including: pressurizing the first pressure chamber to substantially a first fluid pressure level or to a second fluid pressure level greater than the first level; pressurizing the second pressure chamber to a third fluid pressure level greater than the first and second levels; passively draining the third pressure chamber to be substantially at the first level; and connecting the impeller shell to the cover.. .
Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
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 illuminated signage for printed graphics
Self illuminated back and front lit signage for a printed graphic. The signage includes a turning film having a structured surface for redirecting light, a diffuser providing for diffusion, and a printed graphic.
3m Innovative Properties Company
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drug 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.
Handstand 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
Systems, 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
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.
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.
Cooling 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
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.
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.
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
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..
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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..
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..
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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..
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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.. .
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..
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.
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.. .
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.
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.
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.
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.. .
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.