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Date/App# patent app List of recent Passively-related patents
04/28/16
20160119300 
 Method for the administration of media for wireless communication patent thumbnailMethod for the administration of media for wireless communication
A method is provided for carrying out a reading and/or writing process, using a first actively operated medium, from or on a passively operated second medium wherein the first medium has a secured environment. The method includes providing a reading and/or writing applet in the secured environment, providing an application outside of the secured environment, transmitting a reading and/or writing command to the applet using the application, converting the reading and/or writing command into a reading and/or writing signal using the applet, and transmitting the reading and/or writing signal to the passively operated second medium..
Kaba Ag


04/28/16
20160118147 
 Passive system for cooling the core of a nuclear reactor patent thumbnailPassive system for cooling the core of a nuclear reactor
A system for passively cooling nuclear fuel in a pressurized water reactor during refueling that employs gravity and alignment of valves using battery reserves or fail in a safe position configurations to maintain the water above the reactor core during reactor disassembly and refueling. A large reserve of water is maintained above the elevation of and in fluid communication with the spent fuel pool and is used to remove decay heat from the reactor core after the reaction within the core has been successfully stopped.
Westinghouse Electric Company Llc


04/21/16
20160107710 
 Mobile power supply trailer apparatus patent thumbnailMobile power supply trailer apparatus
A mobile power supply housed within a wheeled trailer which can be towed to various locations, particularly remote locations, for providing electrical power as needed for operating equipment or for charging of batteries or other electrical supply devices at such remote locations. The apparatus includes a unique trailer design including venting means for preventing the accumulation of hydrogen normally associated with high power battery operation, particularly charging thereof and therewith, by monitoring hydrogen at all times within the trailer interior and selectively passively and actively venting the interior environment when hydrogen levels are high or whenever necessary.

04/07/16
20160099537 
 Compact, coherent, high brightness light sources for the mid and far ir patent thumbnailCompact, coherent, high brightness light sources for the mid and far ir
Compact high brightness light sources for the mid and far ir spectral region, and exemplary applications are disclosed based on passively mode locked tm fiber comb lasers. In at least one embodiment the coherence of the comb sources is increased in a system utilizing an amplified single-frequency laser to pump the tm fiber comb laser.
Imra America, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098979 
 Reverberation-induced magnetic field alteration to enhance sound patent thumbnailReverberation-induced magnetic field alteration to enhance sound
A passive feedback mechanism by which sound produced by a musical instrument is enhanced by utilizing the reverberations from the sound to dynamically and passively alter the magnetic field in the vicinity of an electronic pickup is disclosed. This is accomplished by utilizing a component or material adhered to the instrument with the property to alter the magnetic field as the material vibrates in response to sound reverberation, one embodiment being a ferromagnetic surface coating.

03/31/16
20160094008 
 Optical scanning and imaging systems based on dual pulsed laser systems patent thumbnailOptical scanning and imaging systems based on dual pulsed laser systems
The invention relates to scanning pulsed laser systems for optical imaging. Coherent dual scanning laser systems (cdsl) are disclosed and some applications thereof.
Imra America, Inc.


03/31/16
20160093917 
 Impact resistant electrolytes patent thumbnailImpact resistant electrolytes
A passively impact resistant composite electrolyte composition includes an electrolyte solvent, up to 2m of an electrolyte salt, and shear thickening ceramic particles having a polydispersity index of no greater than 0.1, an average particle size of in a range of 50 nm to 1 μm, and an absolute zeta potential of no greater than ±40 mv.. .
Ut-battelle, Llc


03/31/16
20160089089 
 Systems and methods for digital predictive disease exacerbation and pre-emptive treatment patent thumbnailSystems and methods for digital predictive disease exacerbation and pre-emptive treatment
The system described herein collects patient data passively and non-passively via onboard and external sensors, and combines the data with past clinical history to generate digital biomarkers. The collected data can also be further combined with other data generating systems to more accurately predict disease exacerbations.
Aedio, Inc.


03/31/16
20160088786 
 Active coulter planting system patent thumbnailActive coulter planting system
Active coulters are integrated into a planter for a walk-behind tractor. The coulters are “active” (rather than passive) because the coulters are powered (i.e.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture


03/24/16
20160088753 
 Thermally managed enclosure patent thumbnailThermally managed enclosure
An enclosure includes an explosion resistant housing having a back wall, a top, a first side, a second side, and a door. The enclosure further including a transistor disposed on the back wall of the explosion resistant housing.
Hil Tech Llc Dba Gtech Usa


03/24/16
20160088441 

Wireless local area network channel scanning


A mobile device capable of communication with wireless access points over wireless local area network (wlan) channels, including prevailing channels corresponding to a region and non-prevailing channels corresponding to the region, includes: a scanning module configured to passively scan each channel of a subset of channels for a beacon signal; and a control module communicatively coupled to the scanning module and configured to control which channels the scanning module passively scans such that the subset of channels comprises multiple channels of the wlan channels but less than all of the wlan channels, and such that the subset of channels includes at least one of the prevailing channels.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160086259 

Smart snapping


A platform allows experts, for example home improvement professionals, to upload their portfolios, i.e. Content such as photos, videos, text, and sound, to a publicly available resource, such as a web browser accessible, network based commerce system.
Houzz, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086251 

Passive detection


A platform allows experts, for example home improvement professionals, to upload their portfolios, i.e. Content such as photos, videos, text, and sound, to a publicly available resource, such as a web browser accessible, network based commerce system.
Houzz, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085645 

Cluster-wide service agents


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for cluster configuration information replication, managing cluster-wide service agents, and/or for cluster-wide outage detection. In an example of cluster configuration information replication, a replication workflow corresponding to a storage operation implemented for a storage object (e.g., renaming of a volume) of a first cluster may be transferred to a second storage cluster for selectively implementation.
Netapp Inc.


03/24/16
20160085606 

Cluster-wide outage detection


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for cluster configuration information replication, managing cluster-wide service agents, and/or for cluster-wide outage detection. In an example of cluster configuration information replication, a replication workflow corresponding to a storage operation implemented for a storage object (e.g., renaming of a volume) of a first cluster may be transferred to a second storage cluster for selectively implementation.
Netapp Inc.


03/24/16
20160085462 

Cluster configuration information replication


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for cluster configuration information replication, managing cluster-wide service agents, and/or for cluster-wide outage detection. In an example of cluster configuration information replication, a replication workflow corresponding to a storage operation implemented for a storage object (e.g., renaming of a volume) of a first cluster may be transferred to a second storage cluster for selectively implementation.
Netapp Inc.


03/24/16
20160085073 

Semitransparent monocular viewing system


The field of the invention is that of viewing systems comprising means for generating images of a preset object and a viewing device comprising a semitransparent projection screen on which said images are formed. The viewing system according to the invention comprises a piece of eyewear comprising two eyeglasses, the first eyeglass transmitting said images and the second not transmitting them, both eyeglasses transmitting the exterior landscape.
Thales


03/24/16
20160084597 

Gas-operated firearm with pressure compensating gas piston


A gas operating system for a firearm renders the firearm capable of firing a wide range of shot loads by passively or automatically compensating for different shot loads. The firearm includes a plurality of ports formed in the firearm barrel, and corresponding ports formed in a gas block of the gas operating system.
Ra Brands, L.l.c.


03/24/16
20160084167 

Self-modulated cooling on turbine components


Systems and methods are disclosed herein for passively managing cooling air in a gas turbine engine. A cooling air supply line may supply cooling air to a component in the gas turbine engine.
United Technologies Corporation


03/24/16
20160082870 

Seat suspension


A seat suspension with a compact structure while being capable of coping with input vibrations not only in a vertical direction but in six-axis directions. Three pantograph links between a vehicle body floor side and a seat side are employed.
Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160081300 

Treatment applicator for rodents


The invention disclosed provides devices that passively apply a substance, such as a liquid or powder parasite repellant, insecticide or the like to a small animal. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.

03/17/16
20160080168 

Can fd


A device for allowing a can 2.0b controller to participate passively in can fd communication is described. The device is configured to identify whether a frame on rxd is a can fd frame and, in dependence upon identifying that the frame is a can fd frame, to replace a section of the can fd frame, including the data phase of the can fd frame, with substitute data having a format which complies with can 2.0b.
Renesas Electronics Europe Gmbh


03/17/16
20160077714 

Animated tags


A platform allows experts, for example home improvement professionals, to upload their portfolios, i.e. Content such as photos, videos, text, and sound, to a publicly available resource, such as a web browser accessible, network based commerce system.
Houzz, Inc.


03/17/16
20160076784 

Method and passively controlling airflow


A system and method for providing a substantially constant volume exhaust or ventilation air terminal system is shown for controlling exhaust and/or return airflow rates in a system having a central fan or ventilator. The system and method permits zone-by-zone or area-by-area airflow regulation or control in non-demand areas in response to a demand or call for ventilation in demand areas.
American Aldes Ventilation Corporation


03/17/16
20160076363 

Discrete wellbore devices, hydrocarbon wells including a downhole communication network and the discrete wellbore devices and systems and methods including the same


Discrete wellbore devices, hydrocarbon wells including a downhole communication network and the discrete wellbore devices, and systems and methods including the same are disclosed herein. The discrete wellbore devices include a wellbore tool and a communication device.

03/17/16
20160075339 

Vehicle and operator guidance by pattern recognition


A method of vehicle and operator guidance by pattern recognition begins with collecting data on vehicle and operator patterns through sensors. The collected data is combined and analyzed with a pattern recognition algorithm.
Dana Limited


03/17/16
20160074818 

Diaphragm pump with improved tank recirculation


An assembly made up of a pump, a container and an augmented fluid-recirculating system for increased working fluid agitation, and a method of agitating a liquid within a container—as well as dispensing such a liquid from the container—where the liquid has been subjected to such augmented agitation prior to such dispensing. The pump cooperates with the fluid-recirculating system that includes an eductor such that the liquid resident within the container may be recirculated in a manner to promote its own agitation.
Flowserve Management Company


03/17/16
20160074201 

Physiotherapeutic, ambulatory, and mobility vest


A physiotherapeutic device has a waist tensioning system and a spine support system that enable correction and/or maintaining postural stance for individuals suffering from poor posture and/or neurodegenerative disease. The device provides a posture support and retention system during episodes of postural instability to enable individuals to maintain posture and balance while performing functions.
Abililife, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070114 

Passive damping solution to optical image stabilization for voice control motors


Passive dampers (e.g., a viscoelastic material such as a silicon gel) may be applied at one or more locations within an actuator module along wires suspending a moving component (an optics assembly) from a fixed component (e.g., a base of an actuator module). The passive dampers act to passively dampen the motion of the optics assembly on the xy plane within the actuator module during optical image stabilization (ois) of the optics assembly when subjected to external excitation or disturbance, and may also provide z (optical) axis damping and impact protection.
Apple Inc.


03/10/16
20160070074 

Passively aligning optical fibers with respective light sources in a parallel optical communications module


A parallel optical communications module is provided that passively simultaneously aligns ends of a plurality of optical fibers with respective light sources of the module. A fiber assembly of the module holds the ends of a plurality of optical fibers at precisely-defined locations relative to mating features of the assembly.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065444 

Anomaly detection based on combinations of cause value, message type, response time (gtp-c)


A method for monitoring control traffic in a network is provided. A network monitoring probe passively monitors one or more network performance metrics related to control traffic.
Arbor Networks, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065098 

Magnetic levitation device for prolonged rotation


Disclosed is a magnet in a high vacuum tube levitated by at least one magnet outside the tube and stabilized by at least one diamagnet inside or outside the tube. The magnet may have a rotational symmetry axis aligned with the magnetization axis and the diamagnet may be laminated to minimize eddy-current damping.

03/03/16
20160064753 

Methods for operating a fuel cell system


Purge valves that are manually turned on but are automatically or electrically turned off as the fuel cell 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.
Intelligent Energy Limited


03/03/16
20160063227 

Methods and a system for automated authentication confidence


Input streams are automatically and continuously evaluated in a passive manner from sensors and resources of a device. The streams are weighted and aggregated to produce single confidence values.

03/03/16
20160062061 

Multi-channel optical module and manufacturing method thereof


Provided herein is a multi-channel optical module that transmits or receives an optical signal of multi-channels and a manufacturing method thereof, the multi-channel optical module including a multi-channel optical fiber block configured to transmit an optical signal, a submount including an array optical receiving element unit configured to receive the optical signal; and a mirror unit arranged on a metal optical bench and configured to induce the optical signal transmitted from the multi-channel optical fiber block to the array optical receiving element unit, wherein for the inducement of the optical signal to the array optical receiving element unit, the mirror unit is passively aligned with the array optical receiving element unit, and the multi-channel optical fiber block is actively aligned with the mirror unit.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


03/03/16
20160059021 

Charging system for an implantable medical device employing magnetic and electric fields


A base station for passively recharging a battery in an implant without patient involvement is disclosed. The base station can be hand held or may comprise equipment configured to be placed at a fixed location, such as under a bed, on or next to a wall, etc.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


02/25/16
20160056485 

Fluidic interface module for a fuel cell system


Purge valves (i 09, i 09′, 200) that are manually turned on but are automatically or electrically turned off as the fuel cell (108)'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 anned and the fuel cell system is purged at the next start-up.
Intelligent Energy Limited


02/25/16
20160055504 

Systems and methods of simulating user intuition of business relationships using biographical imagery


The systems and methods of the present disclosure simulate the intuitive visualization of a host organization's experienced personnel by graphically portraying business relationships with external and internal business entities including clients, vendors, prospects, service resources, agents, and company personnel in universally recognizable caricatured scenes and images, including animations, based on transactional events that are passively accumulated from the accounting, phone, email, and management operations of a host system, delivering objectively-based graphical renditions of business relationships reflecting tenure, volume, frequency, demeanor, profitability, reliability, and many other relationship attributes thus enabling new, learning disabled, or unfamiliar personnel who possess varying degrees of first-person experience with the subject entities to respond instinctively and accurately to the current occurrence with the subject business entity while preserving invaluable relationship intuition that is otherwise lost when veteran personnel are absent or removed from their position or that takes new personnel weeks, months, or years to acquire.. .
E-valuation, Inc.


02/25/16
20160054530 

Parallel optical system with integrated monitoring photodetectors


The invention provides an optical system, in particular, a multi-channel parallel optical transceiver system with monitoring photodetectors and methods of forming the same. The multi-channel parallel optical system includes a substrate with at least one optical component mounted on the first side, at least one optical monitoring photodetector (mpd) fabricated on the first side of the substrate, a set of optical functional components disposed on the first side of the substrate to guide and reflect the light signal, an arrayed fiber placement structure fixing at least one optical fiber and having an exposed end to couple with the optical functional components to guide and diffract light from and to the optical components mounted on the first side of the substrate.
Laxense Inc.


02/25/16
20160051000 

Helmets and helmet fit systems


Helmets and helmet fit systems are disclosed herein. The helmets include a shell and the helmet fit system.
Sport Impact Research Inc.


02/18/16
20160050469 

Methods and systems for sensing ambient conditions using passive radio frequency (rf) devices


Disclosed are various embodiments of systems and methods related to measuring one or more ambient conditions within a confined environment. A telemetry monitoring system comprises a magnetic resonator disposed within a confined environment.
Yribus Technologies, Llc


02/18/16
20160050019 

Aligning optical components in a multichannel receiver or transmitter platform


Embodiments described herein describe a sub-mount that is etched to include respective cavities with at least two adjacent sides that align optical filters and a mirror. Moreover, the cavities are arranged on the sub-mount such that when the filters and mirror are disposed in the cavities, they align in a manner that enables the performance of a multiplexing or demultiplexing function as part of, for example, a zigzag multiplexer/demultiplexer.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/18/16
20160048363 

System and dynamic thermal management in passively cooled device with a plurality of display surfaces


An information handling system includes a primary integrated display platform and a secondary integrated display platform attached via a hinge, and including a passive cooling system, a dynamic thermal management system, and a processor. The information handling system further includes an application window locator system for determining a location of a software application display window running on the information handling system on the primary integrated display platform or the secondary integrated display platform..
Dell Products, Lp


02/11/16
20160042816 

Reactor and operating the reactor


Provided are a reactor and an operating method for the reactor, and more particularly, a reactor which may passively cool excessively generated heat without an operation of an operator at the time of abnormality of the reactor, completely passively perform the cooling operation for safety procedures by a structure of the reactor and a change in environmental conditions such as a pressure, etc., without a separate control command, and have a simpler structure than the existing reactor safety system, and an operating method for the reactor.. .
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute


02/11/16
20160042164 

Mobile communications device providing heuristic security authentication features and related methods


A mobile communications device includes a plurality of first input devices capable of passively collecting input data, a second input device(s) capable of collecting response data based upon a challenge, and a processor capable of determining a level of assurance (loa) that possession of the mobile communications device has not changed based upon a statistical behavioral model and the passively received input data, and comparing the loa with a security threshold. When the loa is above the security threshold, the processor may be capable of performing a given mobile device operation without requiring response data from the second input device(s).
Blackberry Limited


02/11/16
20160041138 

Methods for monitoring airborne contaminants and agents using atmospheric condensate


Methods for sample collection for assessment of air quality include generating an atmospheric condensate from air to be sampled, and collecting the atmospheric condensate in a collection vessel for subsequent use and analysis. Atmospheric condensate may be generated through a heat exchange module, such as a cold trap or the cooling coils of an hvac system.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University


02/11/16
20160041085 

Corrosion monitoring apparatus and methods


A method for passively monitoring corrosive factors in an environment includes locating an apparatus in an environment. The apparatus includes at least one corrosion classification coupon and a temperature and humidity logging device.
Purafil, Inc.


02/11/16
20160040942 

Heat exchanger with integrated noise suppression


A method of passively suppressing noise within a heat exchanger comprises the steps of preselecting a plurality of sound wave travel distances formed between a plurality of surfaces within the heat exchanger to cause destructive interference of a preselected set of sound waves as the sound waves travel the preselected sound wave travel distances and assembling the heat exchanger to have the preselected plurality of sound wave travel distances formed between the plurality of surfaces formed within the heat exchanger.. .
Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.


02/11/16
20160038331 

Self-activated lifting vest with sensory-feedback and methods of use thereof


Medical lifting devices and methods are disclosed. A lifting support device includes a garment configured to be worn by a user and at least one sensory feedback element.
Strong Arm Technologies, Inc.


02/11/16
20160038233 

Devices and methods for cooling microwave antennas


Devices and methods for cooling microwave antennas are disclosed herein. The cooling systems can be used with various types of microwave antennas.
Covidien Lp


02/11/16
20160038207 

Segmented delivery system


A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037210 

Passive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network


A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036845 

System for detecting the presence of rogue domain name service providers through passive monitoring


A method, system, computer program product embodied in a computer readable storage medium, and computer system are disclosed for identifying a rogue domain name service (dns) server. Embodiments include passively monitoring traffic on a target network; and identifying a dns resolution response in the traffic on the network.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160033622 

Method and cognitive nonlinear radar


A method and apparatus for cognitive non-linear radar processing comprising identifying one or more frequency bands of interest, passively scanning, using a non-linear radar (nr), the one or more frequency bands of interest to determine whether interference signals are occupying the one or more bands, transmitting radar waveforms and receiving radar waveform responses at one or more frequency bands determined to be free of interference, determining a likelihood of a target being present or not based on whether the received waveform responses match stored waveform responses for non-linear targets, and modifying waveform parameters of the transmitted radar waveform when the received waveform responses match the stored waveform responses, so as to transmit a modified radar waveform.. .
U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i


02/04/16
20160033334 

Method and system for passive tracking of moving objects


A system for detecting and tracking motion in a given area, including a first passive motion detection sensor operable for passively detecting motion in any of a first multiplicity of detection zones and, responsive thereto, for providing a first detection output signal including an indication of a first detection zone in which the motion was detected, a second passive motion detection sensor operable for passively detecting motion in any of a second multiplicity of detection zones, each of the second multiplicity of detection zones at least partially overlapping each of the first multiplicity of detection zones, and, responsive thereto, for providing a second detection output signal including an indication of a second detection zone in which the motion was detected, and a processor operable for receiving the first and second detection output signals and, responsive thereto, for providing an indication of a location of the motion.. .
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


02/04/16
20160031177 

Hydraulic feeder system having compression stage with multi-cylinder hydraulic circuit


A feeder system for advancing a compressible material has a hydraulic circuit associated with a final compression stage. The hydraulic circuit includes a platen attached to a primary ram configured to travel within a primary cylinder.
Thermochem Recovery International, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028216 

Interconnects for electrical power distribution systems


A contactor interconnect includes a lead post, a bus bar post and a plurality of electrically conductive heat rejection components. The lead post electrically connects to the bus bar post in series through the plurality of heat rejection components.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


01/28/16
20160027092 

Techniques for selling and purchasing products via synchronous two-way electronic communication sessions


A computer-implemented technique includes initiating a synchronous two-way electronic communication session between consumer and vendor computing devices. This synchronous two-way electronic communication session may be initiated once the consumer passively or explicitly opts-in.
Google Inc.


01/28/16
20160023371 

Push block for a woodworking apparatus


A push block for a woodworking tool comprises at least heel member at an end of the push block and the heel member is passively actuatable to an extended position to engage a trailing end surface of a work piece to advance the work piece by a working element. The push block also includes a wall member along a first side of the push block to serve as a barrier between a cutting element and an operator's hand.
Micro Jig, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022313 

Puncture needle


A puncture needle including: an elongated approximately-linear main body; a distal end portion that is located at a distal end of the main body and that has a blade surface formed of a distal end surface which is formed inclined with respect to a longitudinal direction; and a bending portion that is provided between the main body and the distal end portion to connect the main body to the distal end portion and that can be passively bent in response to an external force. The distal end portion functions as a bending-direction control portion for setting a bending direction of the bending portion to a direction in which the blade surface is made to face toward an inner side of a bent shape..
Olympus Corporation


01/21/16
20160021586 

Channel congestion mitigation


Various embodiments implement protocols and algorithms for selectively transitioning peers in a p2p group, e.g., less than all the peers in the group, from a first channel to a second channel. The group owner may consider: which peers are in communication; the quality of an existing channel link with the peers; and the quality of an alternative channel.
Facebook, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018141 

Systems and methods for mitigating heat rejection limitations of a thermoelectric module


Systems and methods for mitigating heat rejection limitations of a thermoelectric module are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operating a thermoelectric module includes providing a first amount of power to the thermoelectric module and determining that a temperature of a hot side of the thermoelectric module is above a first threshold.
Phononic Devices, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015558 

Devices and methods for cooling patients


A pneumatic cooling device including a housing having a first end and a second end. A handle extends from an outer surface of the housing.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation


01/21/16
20160015322 

Leadless pacing system including sensing extension


A leadless pacing system includes a leadless pacing device and a sensing extension extending from a housing of the leadless pacing device. The sensing extension includes one or more electrodes with which the leadless pacing device may sense electrical cardiac activity.
Medtronic, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015287 

Leadless pacing system including sensing extension


A leadless pacing system includes a leadless pacing device and a sensing extension extending from a housing of the leadless pacing device. The sensing extension includes one or more electrodes with which the leadless pacing device may sense electrical cardiac activity.
Medtronic, Inc.


01/14/16
20160011368 

System for stabilizing the temperature sensitivity in photonic circuits comprising thermoelastic optical circuit claddings


A system for stabilizing the temperature sensitivity in photonic circuits comprising a thermoelastic cladding directly overlaid on a photonic circuit, wherein the properties of the thermoelastic cladding are such that the temperature of the photonic circuit is passively stabilized, such as by adjustment of the effective refractive index of the photonic circuit. The thermoelastic cladding may comprise a negative thermo-optic coefficient and the photonic circuit has a positive thermo-elastic coefficient.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


01/14/16
20160010563 

Oil loss protection for a fan drive gear system


A fan drive gear system includes at least one intermediate gear that includes an axial gear passage for receiving and conveying a fluid suitable for cooling and/or lubricating. At least a first axial end of the intermediate gear includes a first fluid storage trap for capturing fluid entering and/or exiting the gear passage and storing the fluid therein during powered operation of the fan drive gear system.
United Technologies Corporation


01/14/16
20160010298 

Flood guard barrier lifting system


A buoyant flood guard barrier panel passively buoyantly rotationally pivotable upward from horizontal about a first horizontal axis overlays a subframe unattached to the panel. A secondary mechanism for raising the panel has one or more lift arms below the panel transverse to the first axis are rotationally mounted on a second horizontal axis parallel to, below and forward of the first axis.
Floodbreak, Llc


01/14/16
20160009421 

Adjustable retaining structure for a cradle fixture


A method and apparatus for adjusting an adjustable retaining structure. The adjustable retaining structure may be rotated, passively, about a spherical interface as a panel applies a load to the adjustable retaining structure..
The Boeing Company


12/31/15
20150381146 

Charge sharing time domain filter


An approach to time domain filtering uses a passive charge sharing approach to implement an infinite impulse response filter. Delayed samples of an input signal are stored as charges on capacitors of a first array of capacitors, and delayed samples of the output signal are stored as charges on capacitors of a second array of capacitors.
Analog Devices, Inc.


12/31/15
20150380892 

Optical signal processing with modelocked lasers


The invention relates to scanning pulsed laser systems for optical imaging. Coherent dual scanning laser systems (cdsl) are disclosed and some applications thereof.
Imra America, Inc.


12/31/15
20150378114 

Optical transmission and receiving device for implementing passive alignment of components and passively aligning components


An optical device for implementing passive alignment of parts and a method therefor, more particularly an optical device and a method therefor that utilize an alignment reference part arranged on the substrate to passively align an optical element part with a lens-optical fiber connection part. For the passive alignment of parts, connection pillars of an alignment reference part are coupled to substrate holes, one or more light-emitting elements and one or more light-receiving elements are aligned in a row in a particular interval with respect to alignment holes arranged opposite each other in the alignment reference part, a lens-optical fiber connection part is aligned with respect to the alignment holes, and an optical fiber is aligned with the optical alignment point at a surface of a prism forming a portion of the lens-optical fiber connection part..
Unive Co., Ltd


12/31/15
20150377102 

System and controlling and diagnosing passive storage devices in exhaust aftertreatment systems


An internal combustion engine system includes an engine and an aftertreatment system that is connected to the engine to receive exhaust flow from the engine. The aftertreatment system includes a passive storage device for passively storing nox and/or hydrocarbons produced by the engine during cold start and low temperature operating conditions, and a nox reduction catalyst downstream of the passive storage device for receiving the nox released from the passive storage device when temperature conditions in the exhaust flow and/or nox reduction catalyst are above an effective temperature for nox reduction.
Cummins Inc.


12/31/15
20150374980 

System and biphasic transdermal iontophoretic delivery of therapeutic agents


Various embodiments provide methods and systems for the biphasic iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. An embodiment of a method for such delivery comprises positioning at least one electrode assembly in electrical communication with a patient's skin.
Incube Labs, Llc


12/31/15
20150374453 

Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings


An apparatus comprises a robotic manipulator and a surgical instrument mounted to the robotic manipulator. The surgical instrument comprises an elongate arm including an actively controlled bendable region including at least one joint region and an end effector and a passively bendable region including a distal end coupled to the actively controlled bendable region.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


12/24/15
20150373882 

System and fluid cooling of electronic devices installed in a sealed enclosure


A system and method for cooling electronic devices disposed with the innermost volume of a hollow-walled fluid-tight sealed enclosure. Thermally conductive fluids that fill one or more volumes within the hollow walls of said sealed enclosure may be circulated away from said sealed enclosure to an external heat exchange mechanism.

12/24/15
20150367092 

Position control devices and methods for use with positive airway pressure systems


Described here are positive airway pressure (pap) systems and methods with various mechanisms for altering the air pressure based in part on the head position of the user. This can be achieved actively or passively.
Hancock Medical, Inc.


12/24/15
20150366707 

Small molecule transport device for drug delivery or waste removal


A medical device having a permeable bag connected by a non-permeable cannula to a discharge sac is described along with a manufacturing process and surgical implantation method. The permeable portions of the device have pores that are sized to be permeable to a predetermined class of small molecules, such as oxygen, nitrous oxide, or other therapeutic agents.
University Of Southern California


12/17/15
20150363582 

Technologies for determining confidence of user authentication


Technologies for determining a confidence of user authentication include authenticating a user of a computing device based on a set of authentication factors and a fusion function that fuses the set of authentication factors to generate an authentication result. A false accept rate and a false reject rate of the authentication result is determined, and an authentication confidence for the authentication result is determined.

12/17/15
20150362320 

Correction of navigation position estimate based on the geometry of passively measured and estimated bearings to near earth objects (neos)


passively measured neo bearings are used to augment an existing navigation system on-board the platform to correct the position estimate generated by the navigation system. The technology provides only a position correction based on passive neo sightings but is applicable to a wide variety of platforms with different maneuvering profiles and update requirements.
Raytheon Company


12/17/15
20150362301 

Passive stability system for a vehicle moving through a fluid


A stability system for a vehicle moving through a fluid includes stabilizers each having a drive surface that follows the position of the fluid stream perceived by the vehicle. The movement of the drive surface positions control surfaces of the stabilizers, which are coupled to the drive surfaces by mechanical linkages.
Raytheon Company


12/17/15
20150362290 

Laser-aided passive seeker


A system to merge and exploit two uniquely different types of seeker homing modes of functionality into a single, dual-mode seeker, using only an fpa as the active sensor to achieve both modes of operation. The disclosed embodiments also provide a means to actively designate & track, and also passively track the same target between active designation pulses to track a target at an update rate higher than the designator pulse rate with less demanding automatic target tracking algorithms.
Rosemount Aerospace, Inc.


12/17/15
20150360550 

Underbody unit for a motor vehicle


An underbody unit (10) for reinforcing a motor vehicle body of a motor vehicle has a floor body (12) that is connectable to the motor vehicle body for dissipating loads of the motor vehicle body. The floor body (12) has an upper side (32) for supporting battery cell units (18) of a traction battery for driving the motor vehicle purely electrically and at least one cooling channel (26) for cooling the upper side (32).
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft


12/17/15
20150359697 

Wrist and forearm exoskeleton


An exoskeleton device and method of using the same is provided that helps rehabilitate limbs such has the lower arm. Embodiments of the exoskeleton device have multiple degrees of freedom so that a limb such as the lower arm may flex or rotate in multiple directions to establish or re-establish neural connections in the brain.

12/10/15
20150357060 

Passive filtration of air egressing from nuclear containment


A nuclear reactor includes a reactor core comprising fissile material disposed in a reactor pressure vessel. A radiological containment contains the nuclear reactor.
Babcock & Wilcox Mpower, Inc.


12/10/15
20150351820 

Pin wire driver device


An instrument for facilitating the insertion of a pin or wire into a bone or other structure. The instrument includes a body, a first shaft and a second shaft at least partially positioned within the body, an actuator in communication with the second shaft, a first holding feature, and a second holding feature.
Zimmer Surgical, Inc.


12/03/15
20150351015 

Terminal and method thereof for searching passively activated wifi network searching


A terminal and a method for the terminal implementing passively activated wifi network searching, the method includes: a terminal configured with switch device detecting a received signal, when a wifi signal is detected, using the switch device to turn on a wifi module in a function-off state to search for a wifi network. In the method and terminal described in the embodiments of the present document, a switch device is configured in the terminal, after the switch device receives a wifi signal, a wifi module is turned on immediately to search for a network, it implements a mode for passively activated wifi network searching, thereby the user may search out the wifi network in an area with the wifi signal coverage at any time without turning on a wifi function of the terminal equipment at any time, meanwhile power consumption of the terminal equipment is reduced..
Zte Corporation


12/03/15
20150348369 

Passively triggered wagering system


Systems and methods for a gambling hybrid game that provides passively trigger wagering are disclosed. In an entertainment game, passively actuated enabling elements are provided.
Gamblit Gaming, Llc


12/03/15
20150346577 

Reflective display device


Provided is a reflective display device, including: a display part including first particles having an electric charge and a first color, capsules having a second color, and a light transmissive fluid in which the first particles and the capsules are dispersed; an electric field applicator for applying an electric field to the display part; and a controller for controlling the color displayed by the display part by adjusting at least one of the intensity and the direction of the electric field applied to the display part, wherein the position of the capsules in the display part is passively determined depending on the position of the first particles that are moved by the electric field.. .
Nanobrick Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150345873 

Underground storage heating and cooling (ushc) system


This disclosure describes systems and methods for the underground storage of heated or cooled fluid in order to preserve the temperature of the fluid. The systems described herein utilize one or more porosity storage reservoirs for heated or cooled fluid storage, in effect creating cold and or heat reservoirs in the subsurface.

12/03/15
20150345708 

Vortex fill


Improved methods, systems, and devices for filling fuel tanks, particularly compressed natural gas (cng) fuel tanks, are provided. Such methods, systems, and devices enhance heat rejection when the fuel tank is being filled to a temperature lower than that if such methods, systems, and devices were not used.
Agility Fuel Systems, Inc.


12/03/15
20150345436 

System and methods for managing fuel tank temperature


A system for an engine, comprising: a fuel tank; a thermal regulator comprising a phase-change material, the thermal regulator coupled to the fuel tank; and an engine coolant passage positioned to transfer thermal energy between engine coolant and the phase-change material. In this way, the temperature of the fuel tank may be managed passively by the phase-change material, and actively by engine coolant, thereby allowing heat energy to be shunted away from the fuel tank, cooling the fuel within the fuel tank, and reducing fuel vapor concentration, thus enabling a fuel vapor canister with a reduced size..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


12/03/15
20150344143 

Aircraft and managing evaporated cryogenic fuel


A method of managing evaporated cryogenic fuel in a storage tank of a cryogenic fuel system of an aircraft and an aircraft having at least one turbine engine providing propulsive force for the aircraft and a cryogenic fuel system including a passively cooled cryogenic fuel storage tank located within the aircraft, a pressure vent fluidly coupled to the cryogenic fuel storage tank and exhausting evaporated gas from the cryogenic fuel to define a natural gas vent stream, and a catalytic converter fluidly coupled to the pressure vent.. .
General Electric Company


11/26/15
20150341378 

System and real time data awareness


A system includes a sensor and a processor. The sensor is configured to passively read data in packets as the packets are in motion on a network.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


11/26/15
20150338635 

Mobile optical magnifier


A mobile optical magnifier used for enlarging the viewing size of the display screen and amplifying the acoustical audio output of a mobile electronic device. The mobile optical magnifier comprises a wall structure that includes collapsible, interlinked bellows or foldable rigid walls, an optical magnifying lens, and a base plate.

11/19/15
20150330734 

Semiautomatic firearm


A semiautomatic firearm with redundant systems for reducing misfirings. A safety trigger is provided that is passively actuated in advance of a firing trigger.
Alliant Techsystems Inc.


11/19/15
20150327638 

Apparatus, system, and providing linkage between two or more objects such that they can passively track or follow one another


The present invention provides methods and systems for a mobile device system that includes a electromagnet suitable for physical association with a mobile device, a paired item suitable for association with a user, and a correspondence between the electromagnet and the paired item, wherein the correspondence uniquely pairs at least the electromagnet and the paired item to indicate that the mobile device physically associated with the electromagnet passively follow the user associated with the paired item.. .

11/12/15
20150325131 

Passive aircraft wingtip strike detection system and method


A system and method for passively detecting aircraft wingtip strikes includes generating a digital base map represented by a plurality of aerodrome cells. A numeric value representative of the specific wingtip is assigned to each of the aerodrome cells.
Honeywell International Inc.


11/12/15
20150325092 

Dual-detector capacity intrusion detection systems and methods and configuration thereof


A method for automatically orienting passive motion detection sensors in a given area, the method including capturing an image of at least a first portion of the given area, and responsive to capturing of an image of the first portion of the given area, superimposing, onto the image, a multiplicity of virtual passive sensor sensitivity beams virtually originating from at least one passive motion detection sensor, the at least one passive motion detection sensor being operable for passively detecting motion in at least a second portion of the given area, the sensitivity beams demarcating the second portion of the given area, thereby enabling ascertaining a measure of overlap between the first and second portions of the given area.. .
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


11/12/15
20150321070 

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.

11/12/15
20150321005 

Heart stimulator for implantation in a heart ventricle


Embodiments include a heart stimulator that may be implanted in a heart ventricle and that includes a housing. The housing includes fixation elements that passively fix the heart stimulator in a heart ventricle and electrode poles that one or more of deliver stimulation pulses and sense electrical potentials.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg




Passively topics: Needle Shield, Information Management, Information Technology, Mobile Computing Device, Computing Device, Mobile Computing, Authorization, Cloud Computing, Network Address, Aspiration, Medical Device, Subscriber, Notification, Network Server, Optical Fiber

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