|| List of recent Passively-related patents
| Systems and methods for estimating user attention|
Techniques for estimating user attention on a website or application are provided. First activity data for a first user of a website or an application may be identified.
| Systems and methods for collation, translation, and analysis of passively created digital interaction and relationship data|
A computer readable medium containing executable instructions that when executed perform a method of generating relationship data, the method comprising: accessing an interaction database, wherein the interaction database comprises a record of exchanges between two or more users of a digital communication system, and wherein the exchanges occurred on the digital communication system; obtaining one or more characteristics of one or more exchanges of the two or more users, wherein the one or more characteristics are stored in the interaction database and wherein the data is obtained through a direct internet access protocol; and generating relationship data by analyzing the one or more characteristics.. .
|Data storage system with passive partitioning in a secondary memory|
A data storage system may be configured at least with a primary memory that is coupled to a host via a controller and coupled to at least one external interface. The controller may be adapted to passively partition a secondary memory into cache and user memory space regions in response to the secondary memory engaging the at least one external interface and the cache region can be allocated as cache for the primary memory by the controller..
|User identification in cell phones based on skin contact|
Screen time-outs on a portable electronic device can be customized based on user activity. In one aspect, a sensing component receives data from one or more sensors located on the portable electronic device, for example, skin conductivity sensors and determines whether the user is using the portable device, either actively or passively and also determines the identity of the user.
|Passively placed vertical optical connector|
An optical integrated circuit (ic) is provided that includes a waveguide to propagate light in the ic. A diffractive element, such as a grating, couples light between the waveguide and an external optical connector.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
|Transparent illumination panels|
Windows, or other types of transparent materials, may be constructed to passively allow light from alternate sources to pass therethrough, while also being able to actively produce artificial light for providing illumination from one side of the window by means of an incorporated optical waveguide that accepts light from an edge of the window and disperses it from only one side of the window.. .
Empire Technology Development Llc
|Passive millimeter wave image converter|
An imaging system is provided. The system includes a receiver to passively receive a millimeter wave (mmw) power level input from a scene and generates an analog output signal.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
|System and controlling the iontophoretic delivery of therapeutic agents based on user inhalation|
Embodiments of the invention provide methods for transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents for treatment of addictive cravings e.g., from nicotine. 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
|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
|Automated lifelogging to identify, monitor, and help achieve user goals|
A user's activities are automatically logged as they are passively sensed by the user's mobile devices. Patterns of activities or changes in those patterns can be used to identify goals, and users can tell the logging system about other goals directly.
Methods 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.
Passively q-switched element and passively q-switched laser device
Provided is a passively q-switched element or the like, which enables mode selection without increasing the number of components in a resonator in a q-switched pulse laser or the like that oscillates in a great number of high-order modes and which is also applicable to a waveguide type laser in which a mode cannot be controlled spatially. By combining a saturable absorber (2) with a transparent material (3) which is transparent to a laser oscillation wavelength or the like, a passively q-switched element having a mode selection function and a passively q-switched laser device in which a passively q-switched element has a mode selection function, and a planar waveguide type passively q-switched element and passively q-switched laser device are provided..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Re-treatment of a formation having a wellbore, which can be an open hole or a cased hole lined with casing, involves deploying a tubing string in the casing having tools disposed at intervals thereon. The tools position on the tubing string, and the tubing string with the tools thereon is inserted into the casing.
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).