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Apparatus for transmitting and/or receiving measurement data of a field device as well as system

Endress+hauser Conducta Gesellschaft FÜr Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh+co. Kg

Apparatus for transmitting and/or receiving measurement data of a field device as well as system

Dual-band passively athermal optical lens system

Bae Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration

Dual-band passively athermal optical lens system

Dual-band passively athermal optical lens system

Cummins

Systems and methods to mitigate nox and hc emissions


Date/App# patent app List of recent Passively-related patents
08/27/15
20150243385 
 Passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system and method therefor patent thumbnailPassively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system and method therefor
A passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system and method therefor. In one embodiment, the invention can be a passively-cooled spent nuclear fuel pool system comprising: a spent nuclear fuel pool comprising a body of liquid water having a surface level, at least one spent nuclear fuel rod submerged in the body of liquid water that heats the body of liquid water; a lid covering the spent nuclear fuel pool to create a hermetically sealed vapor space between the surface level of the body of liquid water and the lid; and a passive heat exchange sub-system fluidly coupled to the vapor space, the passive heat exchange sub-system configured to: (1) receive water vapor from the vapor space; (2) remove thermal energy from the received water vapor, thereby condensing the water vapor to form a condensed water vapor; and (3) return the condensed water vapor to the body of liquid water..
Smr Inventec, Llc


08/27/15
20150242349 
 Apparatus for transmitting and/or receiving measurement data of a field device as well as system patent thumbnailApparatus for transmitting and/or receiving measurement data of a field device as well as system
A system for communication with a field device, comprising: an apparatus which includes a communication module and an adapter. The communication module includes a connection region and a communication area.
Endress+hauser Conducta Gesellschaft FÜr Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh+co. Kg


08/27/15
20150241667 
 Dual-band passively athermal optical lens system patent thumbnailDual-band passively athermal optical lens system
An optical lens system for focusing light on a focal plane for detection by a detector device. The optical lens system comprises a series of optical materials including first and last optical materials with a plurality of other optical materials located therebetween.
Bae Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration Inc.


08/27/15
20150240682 
 Systems and methods to mitigate nox and hc emissions patent thumbnailSystems and methods to mitigate nox and hc emissions
Systems and methods are provided for managing low temperature nox and hc emissions, such as during a cold start of an internal combustion engine. The systems and methods include storing nox and hc emissions at low temperatures and passively releasing and treating these emissions as the temperature of the exhaust system increases..
Cummins Inc.


08/20/15
20150237460 
 Wireless enabled cap for data-capable band patent thumbnailWireless enabled cap for data-capable band
A data-capable band including a wirelessly enabled housing may include a sensor operative to capture sensor data, a plug coupled with the band and operative to send the sensor data to another device having a structure configured to receive the plug, the housing operative to be removeably coupled with the band and including a cavity operative to house the plug, and a microchip disposed within the housing and operative to electrically communicate stored data in accordance with a short-range communication standard (e.g., one or more wireless communication standards and/or protocols). The housing may comprise a cap or cap-like structure.
Aliphcom


08/20/15
20150235487 
 Method for enabling peps key to operate multiple vehicles patent thumbnailMethod for enabling peps key to operate multiple vehicles
Methods and apparatus are provided for configuration a single remote fob to be fully operational with different vehicles such as more than one vehicle within a vehicle fleet. In particular, the method and apparatus implements functional transmitter identification and synchronization to allow for dynamic authentication and configuration of the key fob with the last vehicle with which it was successfully passively authenticated..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/20/15
20150230391 
 Depth control for a seed planting system patent thumbnailDepth control for a seed planting system
A planting system including a plurality of seeding row assemblies, each having components maintained at a controlled elevation. The seeding row assembly includes a tillage row unit controlled to maintain a desired elevation relative to a seeding row unit, the seeding row unit being configured to passively follow the local terrain.

08/13/15
20150227768 
 Passively coupled rfid receiver patent thumbnailPassively coupled rfid receiver
A passively coupled rfid receiver is disclosed. The apparatus according to embodiments of the invention can reduce the cost of the rfid reader while significantly improving the linearity of the reader's receiver.
Clairvoyant Technology Llc


08/13/15
20150226817 
 Versatile superconducting magnet for extremities magnetic resonance imaging patent thumbnailVersatile superconducting magnet for extremities magnetic resonance imaging
A method, a system, and an article of manufacture are disclosed for obtaining imaging data from human extremities using an extremities mri (emri) system configured to accommodate both legs of a patient during scanning by providing multiple bores, including a scanning bore and one or more non-scanning bores, deployed within an actively or passively shielded, cryogen-free (cf), cooled superconducting electromagnet. In various embodiments, the non-scanning bores are located between field or main coils and shield coils, and the cross sections of the bores may be circular, oval, or any other appropriate and useful geometric shape.

08/13/15
20150224328 
 Charging system for an implantable medical device employing magnetic and electric fields patent thumbnailCharging 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


08/06/15
20150222748 

Dual-mode and dual-standby mobile terminal and dual-channel implementation method thereof


A dual-mode and dual-standby mobile terminal and a dual-channel implementation method thereof, and the dual-mode and dual-standby mobile terminal includes a first mode radio frequency transceiver, a second mode radio frequency transceiver, a first mode baseband chip connected to the first mode radio frequency transceiver, and a second mode baseband chip connected to the second mode radio frequency transceiver, and the mobile terminal further includes: a call processing module, which is connected to both the first mode baseband chip and the second mode baseband chip and used to perform fake call waiting processing on a call in active state in the first mode before proactively switching to a first call in a second mode when determining that there are two calls in the first mode or passively answering a second call in the second mode when determining that there are two calls in the first mode.. .
Zte Corporation


08/06/15
20150221190 

Device, instant real time neuro-compatible imaging of a signal


A method, apparatus and system for transforming a progressing sound signal into a progressing visual pattern, the progressing visual pattern being perceptible and recognizable as the progressing sound signal to a user in real time. The progressing visual pattern displays in real time a set of optical attributes, the set of optical attributes being transformations from a set of sound features that define the sound signal in real time.
Otosense Inc.


08/06/15
20150221140 

Parking and tollgate payment processing based on vehicle remote identification


Methods and systems for processing tollgate and parking payments are provided. This technology requires installation of identification tags, such as rfid tags, on vehicles, which actively or passively emit identification signals conveying vehicle identifiers.

08/06/15
20150219339 

Fireplace heat shield and methods for passively cooling fireplace glass and heating ambient space


The invention provides a shield for spaced placement away from and over a fireplace glass plate. During operation of the fireplace, the fireplace glass plate becomes dangerously hot.

08/06/15
20150217457 

Gripping and releasing apparatus and method


A passive universal gripper includes a mass of granular material encased in an elastic membrane. Using a combination of positive and negative pressure, the gripper can rapidly grip and release a wide range of objects that are typically challenging for conventional universal grippers, such as flat objects, soft objects, or objects with complex geometries.
Cornell University


08/06/15
20150216523 

Anchor devices and methods of use


An anchor device for attaching materials within bone including a body having a distal end region, a proximal end region, and a plurality of struts extending between the distal end region to the proximal end region and at least partially surrounding an interior volume of the body. The anchor device includes an attachment feature positioned within the interior volume of the body and coupled near the distal end region.

07/30/15
20150215893 

System and fine-resolution mapping of cellular network coverage and capacity


Systems and methods for fine-resolution mapping of cellular network coverage and capacity are described herein. An example method can include passively monitoring communication of multiple communication terminals in a cellular communication network, extracting from the monitored communication multiple data points and cell identifiers, and mapping an actual geographical coverage of at least a given cell of the cellular network based on the multiple data points.
Verint Systems Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215661 

System and distributing live broadcast content


Disclosed are a system and a method for distributing live broadcast content, wherein the method includes: a film library server converting a signaling sent by a live broadcast encoder for uploading/deleting/updating a file into live broadcast streaming data packets in a predetermined format; actively pushing or passively sending the converted live broadcast streaming data packets to an intermediate node server, or the intermediate node server receiving or actively pulling the live broadcast streaming data packets from the film library server until the live broadcast streaming data are actively pushed or passively sent to an edge node server; and the edge node server which receives the live broadcast streaming data packets recovering the live broadcast streaming data packets to the signaling previously sent by the live broadcast encoder, and generating/deleting/updating a corresponding media segment file and playlist description file according to an instruction of the signaling.. .
Zte Corporation


07/30/15
20150214841 

Dc-dc converter with improved energy management, operating the dc-dc converter, environmental energy harvesting system using the dc-dc converter, and apparatus using the energy harvesting system


A converter includes an inductor configured to receive an input signal and output configured to supply an electrical load with an output signal. The converter operates to charge the inductor until a maximum pre-set current value is reached during a first operating condition in which the electrical load is not supplied.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.i


07/30/15
20150213721 

Passive aircraft wingtip strike detection system and method


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


07/30/15
20150213479 

Qualitative user assessment in online video advertising


Whether video advertisements are being delivered to a human user or a machine is determined passively, i.e., without having the user to perform any explicit actions. Based on the time and frequency of ad requests generated from a user device, a daily schedule is estimated for the user.
Yahoo! Inc.


07/30/15
20150213349 

Anti-copy optical materials and methods


An anti-copy optical material and methods of using the material to passively frustrate scanner-based reproduction processes are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the anti-copy optical material include a fluorescent material to absorb visible incident light from a scan lamp and to emit a visible fluorescence.
3dtl, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212336 

Passive damping for optical image stabilization


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


07/30/15
20150211544 

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.


07/30/15
20150210249 

Self-arming immobilizer system, apparatus and method


There is disclosed a self-arming immobilizer system for immobilizing a vehicle. In an embodiment, the system comprises a signal input for receiving a signal indicating the absence of an authorized operator in a position of control in the vehicle; and an immobilizer unit adapted to receive the signal input, and in response to the signal indicating the absence of an authorized operator in a position of control in the vehicle, switch one or more relays to disable one or more circuits in the vehicle to immobilize and secure the vehicle.

07/23/15
20150208455 

Wireless communication device and method capable of peer-to-peer interconnection


The present invention discloses a wireless communication device capable of establishing peer-to-peer connection passively or actively. The device conforms to an ieee 802.11 standard, and comprises: a control block, a transmission circuit and a reception circuit.
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation


07/23/15
20150202476 

Load balancing descending device, systems and methods


A system for passively slowing a descent rate of a load includes a rope having a fixed end and an opposing free end below the fixed end, a descent device having a base plate with first and second opposing plate ends, first and second pins fixedly mounted to the base plate, the first pin located at the first opposing plate end, and a carabiner attachment portion located at the second opposing plate end. A carabiner is attached to the carabiner attachment portion of the descent device, and a load attached to the carabiner.
Great Trango Holdings, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198017 

Swing chamber pump (scp)


A swing chamber pump can be situated within a horizontal wellbore for pumping wellbore fluids to surface using a power gas. The pump has two fluidly independent and separate pump chambers, each having a self-orienting gas valve and a self-orienting fluid outlet.
Wgm Technologies Inc.


07/16/15
20150196768 

Circuitry for charging a depleted battery in an implantable medical device without passive trickle charging


Charging circuitry is disclosed for receiving a magnetic charging field and using the received field to charge a battery in an implantable medical device (imd) without passive trickle charging, and even if the battery voltage (vbat) is severely depleted. The charging circuitry includes a source capable of producing a constant charging current via a current mirror that receives a reference current for setting the charging current.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


07/09/15
20150194225 

Passively initiated depressurization for light water reactor


A nuclear reactor is surrounded by a reactor radiological containment structure. Depressurization lines running from the reactor automatically vent the reactor to the containment structure or to a compartment in the containment structure when a low pressure condition exists in the reactor.
Babcock & Wilcox Mpower, Inc.


07/09/15
20150190164 

Surgical tool with hydrodynamic dissipation brake


Systems and methods are provided for passively dissipating a rotational speed of a fluid-driven rotatable shaft. In particular, a dissipation member is provided for dissipating the rotational speed of a shaft having an end effector formed thereon.
Depuy Mitek, Llc


07/02/15
20150184902 

Thermo-magnetism cycle apparatus


A thermo-magnetism cycle apparatus has a first magneto-caloric element (mce) element on a low temperature side and a second mce element on a high temperature side. A first heat transfer medium flows in the first mce element and a second heat transfer medium flows in the second mce element.
Denso Corporation


07/02/15
20150183510 

Dual-pitch support for a propeller


Apparatus are disclosed that are configured to passively rotate a propeller blade from a first pitch angle to a second pitch angle. An example apparatus involves: (a) a rotor hub, (b) at least one dual-pitch support coupled to the rotor hub, wherein the dual-pitch support has a first surface, a second surface and a cavity defined there between, and (c) at least one propeller blade rotatably coupled to the rotor hub such that a blade root is disposed within the dual-pitch support's cavity, where the blade root's front face is positioned against the dual-pitch support's first surface in a first position and the blade root's back face is positioned against the dual-pitch support's second surface in a second position, and the propeller blade is oriented at a first pitch angle in the first position and is oriented at a second pitch angle in the second position..
Google Inc.


07/02/15
20150182130 

True resting heart rate


A wireless wearable device to passively detect a true resting heart rate (trhr) of a user may include a suite of sensors including but not limited to accelerometry sensors for generating motion signals in response to a user's body motion, force sensors for generating force signals in response to force exerted by a body portion on the force sensor, and biometric sensors for generating biometric signals indicative of biometric activity in the body including gsr, emg, bioimpedance, and arousal in the sns. The suite of sensors may operate to passively determine (e.g., in real time), one or more of trhr, systemic inflammation (i), contraction (c) (e.g., due to dehydration), stress, fatigue, and mood without any intervention or action on part of the user.
Aliphcom


07/02/15
20150182113 

Real-time fatigue, personal effectiveness, injury risk device(s)


A wireless wearable device to passively detect fatigue in a user may include a suite of sensors including but not limited to accelerometry sensors for generating motion signals in response to a user's body motion, force sensors for generating force signals in response to force exerted by a body portion on the force sensor, and biometric sensors for generating biometric signals indicative of biometric activity including gsr, emg, bioimpedance, image sensors, and arousal in the sns. The suit of sensors may operate to passively determine, one or more of trhr, systemic inflammation (i), contraction (c) (e.g., due to dehydration), stress, fatigue, and mood without any intervention or action on part of the user.
Aliphcom


06/25/15
20150181767 

Carrier module with bridging element for a semiconductor element


Carrier module (1) for at least one semiconductor element (3) having a passively and/or actively cooled carrier (4) which has a positive carrier contact (5) and a negative carrier contact (6), with a device (2) for bridging the at least one semiconductor element (3) arranged on the carrier (4), comprising at least one first printed circuit board (7) with at least one bridging element (8), wherein at least one positive contact (9) which is electrically conductively connected to the positive carrier contact (5) and at least one negative contact (11) which is electrically conductively connected to the negative carrier contact (6) are provided on a first printed circuit board (7) and the bridging element (8) is electrically conductively connected to the positive contact (9) and to the negative contact (11) of the first printed circuit board (7), wherein the first printed circuit board (7) is thermally conductively and releasably connected to the carrier (4).. .
F.+s. Vermoegensverwaltungs Gmbh


06/25/15
20150180760 

Network test system


A network test system seeks to improve visibility into the real-time operation of a network system or subsystem of a spacecraft through the use of a port from each relevant network to a spacecraft test interface. The network test system includes a packet switch operatively coupled downstream from a serdes receiver and operatively coupled upstream from a serdes transmitter.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.


06/25/15
20150178739 

Systems and methods for passively determining a ratio of purchasers and prosepective purchasers in a merchant location


A method and system for determining a status of a visitor to a physical location and associated with a handheld device using a computer device coupled to a database are provided. The method includes receiving, by the processor, a hello message from a radio associated with one or more handheld devices, capturing a unique identifier of the handheld device from the received hello message, determining visitor geographic information based on the captured unique identifier and a determined signal strength of the hello message, and outputting the visitor information..
Mastercard International Incorporated


06/25/15
20150177684 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes a heat-generating component, a power generation device including a thermoelectric element, a heat radiation device, a cooling device, a temperature detector that detects a temperature increase of the heat-generating component, and a controller. The heat radiation device includes a first radiator plate interposed between the heat-generating component and a surface of the thermoelectric element and a second radiator plate attached to another surface of the thermoelectric element.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


06/18/15
20150173095 

Wireless access point transmission control


Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the management of access point transmissions based upon priority of traffic. An access point may periodically cycle between aggressive phases, during which the access point contends for downstream transmission opportunities aggressively, and background phases, during which the access point contends for downstream transmission opportunities passively.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


06/18/15
20150165440 

Qpcr analysis apparatus


An apparatus (1) is for dna amplification with quantitative measurements. A biological sample is held in a cell (2) for the amplification, the cell (2) defining a single space within which the sample rotates.
Stokes Bio Limited


06/11/15
20150160532 

Broadband generation of mid ir, coherent continua with optical fibers


Coherent and compact supercontinuum light sources for the mid ir spectral regime are disclosed and exemplary applications thereof. The supercontinuum generation is based on the use of highly nonlinear fibers or waveguides.
Imra America, Inc.


06/11/15
20150160250 

Device for gripping vessels


A device for gripping vessels is presented. The device comprises a mount, a support having a longitudinal axis coupled to the mount so to be rotatable relative to the mount around the longitudinal axis, a rotating mechanism for rotating the support, a gripper coupled to the support so to be translatable relative to the support along the longitudinal axis.
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.


06/11/15
20150159875 

Fuel injector with premix pilot nozzle


An apparatus for injecting premixed fuel and air through a center body and into the combustion zone of a gas turbine includes a fuel injector nozzle with a premix pilot nozzle having a plurality of premix passages in fluid communication with an air supply and a fuel supply that premixes air and fuel within the premix passages. The apparatus has either an active or passive fuel feed control.
General Electric Company


06/11/15
20150159737 

Multi-speed transmission


A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio. Each arrangement includes a two state shift element.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


06/11/15
20150159608 

Carbon contamination resistant pressure atomizing nozzles


A pressure atomizing nozzle for injecting fuel includes an inlet housing configured to thermally isolate the interior space from external conditions and to remain relatively cool under operation so as to substantially eliminate heat soak back from the inlet housing to the interior space thereof after operation. First and second coolant conduits cool the nozzle tip region actively during operation and passively after operation.
Delavan Inc.


06/11/15
20150158537 

Scooter stand


A scooter stand, in accordance with the present invention, comprises at least one wheel receptacle and a deck receptacle. In one exemplary embodiment, the scooter stand comprises a front and a back wheel receptacle, in addition to a deck receptacle, wherein the three receptacles are on the same horizontal plane.

06/04/15
20150156783 

Interference management for d2d system


User equipment, ues, (306a,d)being interfered by direct d2d traffic, and ues (306b,c) involved in d2d communication being interfered by a ue (306a,d), instead of passively reporting that they are interfered to their serving base station (305),intervene and communicate directly with the pair of d2d communicating ues or the ue that are causing the interference without involving any of the serving base stations.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


06/04/15
20150156637 

Apparatus, method, and software systems for smartphone-based fine-grained indoor localization


Techniques for accurate, low-complexity, scalable indoor localization. Low-complexity anchor nodes generate acoustic beacon signals, which are passively detectable by a mobile device, which may be unmodified smartphones operating in an acoustic frequency range.
University Of Florida Research Foundation Inc.


06/04/15
20150155586 

Operating a redox flow battery with a negative electrolyte imbalance


Loss of flow battery electrode catalyst layers during self-discharge or charge reversal may be prevented by establishing and maintaining a negative electrolyte imbalance during at least parts of a flow battery's operation. Negative imbalance may be established and/or maintained actively, passively or both.
Enervault Corporation


06/04/15
20150154525 

Method for predicting asset availability


The present invention is directed to a method for predicting asset availability in a supply chain, whereby assets are typically reusable assets such as packaging or bins which are expensive components yet hard to track. The present invention provides a mechanism for passively sensing when an asset enters or leaves a particular location in the supply chain and updates a database accordingly.
Surgere, Inc.


06/04/15
20150151830 

Morphing wing for an aircraft


A morphing wing for an aircraft includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a leading edge, a trailing edge, a tip, and a root. A plurality of structural ribs is disposed between the root and tip so that they extend between the top surface and the bottom surface and intersect with a lateral axis thereof.
Bombardier Inc.


06/04/15
20150151302 

Non-contact infrared thermocycling


A microfluidic chip includes one or more reaction chambers to hold fluids for chemical or biochemical reactions, such as pcr. A non-contact heat source heats the reaction chamber and the fluid, such that the heat source does not contact the reaction chamber or the fluid.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


06/04/15
20150151268 

Microreactor and preparing a radiolabeled complex or a biomolecule conjugate


A microreactor for preparing a radiolabeled complex or a biomolecule conjugate comprises a microchannel for fluid flow, where the microchannel comprises a mixing portion comprising one or more passive mixing elements, and a reservoir for incubating a mixed fluid. The reservoir is in fluid communication with the microchannel and is disposed downstream of the mixing portion.
Washington University


05/28/15
20150148708 

Biofeedback during assisted movement rehabilitation therapy


Systems and methods for providing biofeedback during assisted movement rehabilitation therapy while a user is engaged with an assisted movement exercise device are disclosed. In one example approach, a method eliminates passively evoked involuntary torque from the biofeedback.
Oregon Health & Science University


05/28/15
20150146839 

Devices and methods for managing noncombustible gasses in nuclear power plants


Systems passively eliminate noncondensable gasses from facilities susceptible to damage from combustion of built-up noncondensable gasses, such as h2 and o2 in nuclear power plants, without the need for external power and/or moving parts. Systems include catalyst plates installed in a lower header of the passive containment cooling system (pccs) condenser, a catalyst packing member, and/or a catalyst coating on an interior surface of a condensation tube of the pccs condenser or an annular outlet of the pccs condenser.
Ge-hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas Llc


05/28/15
20150146476 

Passive sram write assist


Passive write assist passively improves sram performance (e.g., write margin speed) while reducing manufacturing costs (e.g., die area, packaging) and operating costs (e.g., power consumption, cooling) associated with active write assist schemes. Passive write assist may be implemented in peripheral circuitry or embedded in an sram array or even in each array cell or bitcell.
Broadcom Corporation


05/21/15
20150142954 

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.
Facebook, Inc.


05/21/15
20150142904 

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.. .
Datahug


05/14/15
20150134877 

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..

05/14/15
20150133086 

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.

05/07/15
20150125110 

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.


05/07/15
20150124481 

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


05/07/15
20150122994 

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


05/07/15
20150122253 

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


05/07/15
20150121732 

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


04/30/15
20150118667 

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.
Aro, Inc.


04/30/15
20150118590 

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.
Societe Bic


04/30/15
20150117476 

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


04/30/15
20150114639 

Re-fracture wellbore


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.
Weatherford/lamb, Inc.


04/23/15
20150109951 

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.
Intel Corporation


04/23/15
20150108170 

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.

04/23/15
20150107953 

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.. .

04/16/15
20150106037 

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


04/16/15
20150104985 

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.

04/16/15
20150103813 

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.
Firetide, Inc.


04/09/15
20150100706 

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.
Synexxus, Inc.


04/09/15
20150100021 

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


04/02/15
20150094686 

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.


04/02/15
20150093982 

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).

04/02/15
20150091757 

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


04/02/15
20150089934 

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


03/26/15
20150086151 

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.


03/19/15
20150079284 

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.
Gvd Corporation


03/12/15
20150074505 

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.


03/12/15
20150068856 

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


03/12/15
20150068845 

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.


03/12/15
20150068080 

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


03/05/15
20150065047 

Systems and methods for low energy wake-up and pairing for use with implantable medical devices


Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices or trial medical devices for wirelessly connecting the devices to external instruments such as tablet computers or smartphones. In an example where the medical device is an implantable neurostimulator, the neurostimulator passively detects wireless wake-up signals generated by the external instrument, i.e.
Pacesette, Inc.


03/05/15
20150062588 

Disturbance detection using a passively terminated fiber optic sensor


A fiber-optic sensor can have a michelson sensor portion and a mach-zehnder sensor portion. A first splitter-coupler can be configured to split incoming light between a first fiber portion and a second fiber portion.
Fibersonics Inc.


03/05/15
20150060172 

Drive system for a motor vehicle


A motor vehicle drive system utilizing a flywheel for storing recaptured kinetic energy from a moving vehicle is described. Alternators mounted to the drive train generate electrical power from the passively spinning wheels of a moving vehicle.

03/05/15
20150059821 

Device for the conversion of nuclear waste radiation to electrical current


A device for passively converting nuclear radiation to electricity comprising a plurality of thin-film flexible solar panels, sandwiched between a plurality of diagnostic intensifying screens by which conversion of radiation to light and subsequently to electrical current through the sandwiched thin-film flexible solar panels is effected. The layered array will be comprised of one layer of intensifying screen material affixed to one layer of thin-film flexible solar panels with repeated layers for a total of three intensifying screen-solar panel pairs.

02/19/15
20150051444 

Drug delivery system for treating erectile dysfunction


Drug delivery systems, apparatus and methods to treat erectile dysfunction via an implanted drug infusion pump. The drug delivery system incorporates a passively pressurized drug infusion pump, one or more catheters, one or more microfluidic valves, a microcontroller, and one or more patient input mechanisms to deliver therapeutic solutions to the erectile tissues of a patient.

02/19/15
20150051057 

Handstand training device


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




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