|| List of recent Rounding-related patents
|Electronic device using data theft protection|
An electronic device includes a washer, a printed circuit board, and a screw. The printed circuit board includes a copper foil, a detecting unit and a processing unit.
|Navigation apparatus and storage medium|
There is provided a navigation apparatus including an estimation section which estimates first environmental information in a movement route candidate of an object based on observation information observed in real time in the movement route candidate, an acquisition section which acquires second environmental information of a surrounding of the movement route candidate, and a guidance section which guides a movement direction for the object based on the first environmental information estimated by the estimation section and the second environmental information acquired by the acquisition section.. .
|Apparatus and method for providing intersection collision-related information|
Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for providing intersection collision-related information. The apparatus for providing intersection collision-related information includes a surrounding information acquisition unit, a collision-related information calculation unit, and a collision-related information provision unit.
|Limiting the activation of an emergency steer assistant|
A method for a driver assistance system for a vehicle is specified, wherein objects in the surroundings of a vehicle are detected on the basis of data of a system that covers the surroundings, and a potential free zone in which only no objects and/or objects which the vehicle can drive over have been reliably detected is determined. The potential free zone is verified by further vehicle and/or surroundings information..
|Reachable range calculation apparatus, method, and program|
A reachable range calculation apparatus for computing a range that a vehicle traveling on stored energy is able to reach, comprising: a storage part for storing beforehand information on a required amount of energy consumed when the vehicle moves, using each of a plurality of areas into which a map has been divided as a unit; an integration part for integrating, with respect to movement of the vehicle from a specified origin to a surrounding area, a required amount of energy on the basis of the required amount of energy stored in the storage part, each time the vehicle moves between areas; and a range determination part for determining, on the basis of a provided specified amount of energy and an integrated required amount of energy obtained by the integration part integrating energy-consumption amounts, a reachable range, which is a range of areas that the vehicle is able to reach using the specified amount of energy.. .
|Peripheral peg drill component|
A method for simultaneously drilling at least two peripheral peg holes in a bony surface comprising providing a peripheral peg drill component including a housing with a first side, a second side opposite the first side and at least two drill bits extending from the second side of the housing; advancing the peripheral peg drill component over an alignment pin extending from a bony surface until each of the at least two drill bits engage the bony surface; actuating a belt circumferentially surrounding a series of pulleys to cause the at least two drill bits to rotate; and simultaneously penetrating the bony surface with the at least two drill bits as they rotate.. .
|Methods and kits for volumetric distribution of pharmaceutical agents via the vascular adventitia and microcirculation|
Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (eel) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the eel and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to circumferentially permeate around the blood vessel and, in many cases, extend longitudinally and radially along the blood vessel.
|Range of motion system|
The application is directed to devices and methods useful for expanding the range of motion of joints based on principles of stress relaxation and creep. Expanded range of motion is achieved by placing body parts near the joint in positions that stretch tissue around the joint.
|Automated, selectable, soft tissue excision biopsy devices and methods|
An excisional biopsy and delivery device may comprise one or more rotating, penetrating and cutting rod elements. The rod elements may be configured to advance from a stored and confined first position and rotate about an axis, while being simultaneously revolved about a central axis.
|Measuring apparatus, measuring method, and parameter setting method|
There is provided a measuring apparatus, including a light receiving element, provided at a position facing a measurement object region on which is placed a measurement object, which forms an image with light from the measurement object region, light emitting elements, arranged surrounding the light receiving element, which emit light for measuring the measurement object, and reflective optical elements, provided above the light emitting elements, which guide, to the measurement object region, emission light radiated from the light emitting elements. A light receiving surface of the light receiving element and light emission surfaces of the light emitting elements are positioned mutually on a same plane.
|Rf-safe interventional or non-interventional instrument for use in an mri apparatus|
An rf-safe interventional or a non-interventional instrument is disclosed for use during an mr imaging or mr examination of an examination object (a), which instrument is made of or comprises at least one longitudinal or elongated electrically conductive element (1, 3), especially in the form of a conductor or wire or line for feeding electrical signals, or in the form of the instrument itself or a component or a part thereof, which is not provided for feeding electrical signals but nevertheless electrically conductive, wherein all such elements are subject to rf common mode currents which are induced in the element when the instrument or element is exposed to an rf/mr excitation field generated during mr imaging or mr examination by means of an mr imaging apparatus. The instrument is made rf-safe by increasing the energy a loss of an oscillator which is represented by the conductor (1, 3) by means of a damping element (4; 6) in order to prevent or limit rf heating of the examination object (a) at or surrounding the conductor (1, 3)..
|Antisense antiviral compound and method for treating influenza viral infection|
The present invention relates to antisense antiviral compounds and methods of their use and production in inhibition of growth of viruses of the orthomyxoviridae family and in the treatment of a viral infection. The compounds are particularly useful in the treatment of influenza virus infection in a mammal.
|Base pad having touch sensing capabilities|
An advanced baseball training base pad for repetitive teaching of proper base running is disclosed. Generally, the optimum pace to contact a base while rounding bases is the inside corner; therefore, sensors configured to the base pad provide indication/feedback to a user as to the part of the base pad being contacted.
|Wireless entertainment device, system, and method|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a unique play experience carried out utilizing an interactive “wand” and/or other seemingly magical actuation/tracking device. The wand or other actuation device allows play participants to electronically and “magically” interact with their surrounding play environment(s), thereby giving play participants the realistic illusion of practicing, performing and mastering “real” magic.
|Air cleaner for removing air pollutants from an air stream|
The present invention relates to an air cleaner for removing air pollutants from an air stream, for instance such as the cleaning exhaust/intake gas of an amusement machine, said air cleaner comprising a filter device including at least one filter layer (4a, 4b) held by a filter holder (5) in said airflow substantially perpendicular to a main flow direction thereof and including a plurality of preferably stick-shaped filter elements (6) neighbouring each other. In accordance with the present invention, the filter device has no closed surrounding along the circumference of the filter layers, but provides for an open side along at least a portion of the periphery of the filter layer.
A system (10) for implementing an action on or associated with a wireless communication network (26), the system comprising: a wireless communication enabled device (24) operable to communicate with the wireless communication network; and at least one sensor (50) for sensing and gathering sensor data relating to a state of the wireless communication enabled device or a state of the environment surrounding the wireless communication enabled device, wherein the wireless communication enabled device comprises an estimation means (62) for receiving the sensor data and estimating the state of the wireless communication enabled device based on the sensor data, and a decision means (64) for determining whether to implement the action based on the estimated state of the wireless communication enabled device.. .
|Transmission interface device and system thereof|
An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure illustrates a transmission interface device, and the transmission interface device comprises an antenna body. The antenna body comprises at least one electric coupling body and at least one magnetic coupling body at least covering or surrounding portion of the electric coupling body.
|Disposable push-up bra liner|
The present disposable push up bra liner consists of a pair of bra cup pads and a center pad, each having an adhesive side for removably attaching said pad to a bra and an absorptive side composed of four separate layers. The present invention provides a novel and comfortable means for absorbing excessive perspiration around the bra line in order to avoid unsightly stains on the wearer's surrounding clothing and odors.
|Cable assembly with improved shell|
A cable assembly (100) including an insulative housing (2) defining a number of receiving passageways (20), a number of contacts (3) received into the receiving passageways, a cable electrically connected with the contacts, a metallic shell (1) surrounding the insulative housing (2).the contacts comprise a number of grounding contacts and signal contacts and the metallic shell defines a number of metallic plates (1110) extending into the insulative housing to contact the grounding contacts.. .
|Electrical connector system connectable in a straight or right angle configuration|
An electrical connector system having a male and female connector. The male connector includes a u-shaped shroud axially surrounding a male terminal having an opening generally perpendicular to the male terminal's longitudinal axis.
|Latching connector assembly|
An electrical cable connector includes a cable connector housing and a latch attached to the cable connector housing. The cable connector housing includes a first set of electrical contacts and a latch channel.
|Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including an edge area|
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing a doped layer containing a first dopant of a first conductivity type and forming a counter-doped zone in the doped layer in an edge area surrounding an element area of the semiconductor device. The counter-doped zone contains at least the first dopant and a second dopant of a second conductivity type which is the opposite of the first conductivity type.
|Battery unit and battery module using the same|
A battery unit includes a case accommodating an electrode assembly, the case having an opening and a cap plate for covering the opening, the cap plate having a terminal insertion portion. The battery unit further includes a terminal member inserted into the case through the terminal insertion portion from an outside of the case and coupled to the electrode assembly, the terminal member including a current collector electrically coupled to the electrode assembly; a terminal portion extending parallel to an upper surface of the cap plate to an outside of the cap plate; and a connection portion electrically coupled to the current collector and to the terminal portion.
|Battery unit and battery module using the same|
A battery unit includes a case accommodating an electrode assembly and having an opening, and a cap plate cover the opening, and having a terminal insertion portion. The battery unit further includes a terminal member inserted into the case through the terminal insertion portion from an exterior of the case and coupled to the electrode assembly, the terminal member having a terminal portion, extending in a major side direction of the cap plate at an exterior of the cap plate, and being separated from an upper surface of the cap plate.
|Magnetoresistive sensor with stop-layers|
Tolerances for manufacturing reader structures for transducer heads continue to grow smaller and storage density in corresponding storage media increases. Reader stop layers may be utilized during manufacturing of reader structures to protect various layers of the reader structure from recession and/or scratches while processing other non-protected layers of the reader structure.
|Method for producing water-absorbent polymer particles with a higher permeability by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution|
A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer beads with high permeability by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution in a gas phase surrounding the droplets, wherein a water-insoluble inorganic salt is suspended in the monomer solution and the polymer beads have a mean diameter of at least 150 μm.. .
|Load bearing assembly comprising a steel rope and a jacket|
A load bearing assembly (100) for use in elevator system wherein the load bearing assembly (100) comprises at least one steel rope (102) and a jacket (110) surrounding this at least one steel rope (102). The jacket (110) comprises at least one layer of a thermoplastic elastomer comprising polymer particles (112).
|Molded interior material for vehicle and manufacturing method thereof|
The present invention discloses a molded interior material for a vehicle. A press molded decorative layer that faces a vehicle compartment and a buffer material layer that faces a vehicle body panel are at least press molded, the buffer material layer formed by press molding a fiber structure in which fibers are oriented in a thickness direction.
|Dispensing of a substance|
The invention proposes to dispense a substance from a container filled with a single portion of a substance. The container comprises a preformed deformable body defining a filling cavity which body has an opening and an integral planar circumferential rim surrounding said opening.
|Injection nozzle with multi-piece tip portion|
A hot runner nozzle assembly includes a nozzle heater, a hot runner nozzle, a nozzle tip, a nozzle tip seal surrounding the nozzle tip and a connecting element positioned to removably couple the tip seal to the nozzle tip and to create a first contact seal between the nozzle tip and the tip seal and a second annular contact seal between the tip seal and a mold component. The nozzle tip is made or shaped via a sintering process from a metal matrix composite (mmc) material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion.
|Water with improved transdermal and cellular delivery properties and methods of manufacture and use thereof|
A process for preparing conventional water sources for providing “ideal state” cellular wellness benefits via topical hydration and natural transdermal, epithelial or epicellular absorption. The invention's process considers preconditioned water sources that have removed solids, dissolved solids, contaminants—both organic and inorganic and subsequently the method purifies the water respective of removing pathogens, and structures the water for cellular uptake in the form of vicinal grade water, with improved characteristics of ideal frequency, cluster size, ph, before safely introducing negative orp (highly ionized state) to the water structure and organic nutrients or other supplemental pharmaceutical grade organic materials onto the skin or epithelial/epicellular environments surrounding tissue and cells..
|Condensate separator device for a compressor arrangement for the production of compressed air|
A condensate separator device for a compressor arrangement for the production of compressed air having a separator housing that has a compressor-side inlet connection and an outlet connection for discharging the dehydrated compressed air. A base-side drainage valve is provided for releasing the condensate, which has collected in the separator housing, into the surrounding environment via a release opening.
|Harnessing flowing fluids to create torque|
An apparatus and method for producing high output and low cost/time, sustainable energy (e.g., wind or water) via natural currents that is environmentally friendly and includes a gravity-assisted equalizing control system is provided. Wings with a large surface area can be included in the design, as well as an optional counterbalance system that synchronizes the wings' position and speed with a mechanical leverage point on the body of the device.
|Turbine engine shutdown temperature control system with nozzle injection for a gas turbine engine|
A turbine engine shutdown temperature control system configured to limit thermal gradients from being created within an outer casing surrounding a turbine blade assembly during shutdown of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. By reducing thermal gradients caused by hot air buoyancy within the mid-region cavities in the outer casing, arched and sway-back bending of the outer casing is prevented, thereby reducing the likelihood of blade tip rub, and potential blade damage, during a warm restart of the gas turbine engine.
|Low bend loss optical fiber|
An optical fiber having both low bend loss. The fiber has a central core region having refractive index Δ1, an inner cladding region having an outer radius r2>17 microns and refractive index Δ2 and a second cladding region surrounding the inner cladding region having refractive index Δ3.
|High accuracy design based classification|
Systems and methods for classifying defects on a wafer are provided. One method includes dilating an extended bounding box (ebb) surrounding a defect position on a wafer in two dimensions in proportion to a width and height of a pattern of interest (poi) for a hot spot closest to the defect position.
|Image processing apparatus and radiographic apparatus having the same|
The disclosure can achieve provision of an image processing apparatus that ensures to remove a noise component from an image by determining presence or absence of noise with accuracy to obtain an image with excellent visibility. That is, the image processing apparatus performs identification of the noise component with the number of surrounding pixels each having a pixel value approximate to that of the target pixel.
|Apparatus to mitigate ear pressure on airline flights while preserving awareness of the cabin surroundings|
Two ear cups are coupled by a flexible member. Each ear cup includes a speaker mounted on an internal portion thereof and is configured to form an air pressure seal around an ear of a user when the apparatus is placed on the user.
|Encoding/decoding device and method using virtual view synthesis and prediction|
The present invention relates to an encoding/decoding device and method using view synthesis and prediction. The encoding device may synthesize images corresponding to the surrounding views of a current view, encode current blocks that are included in the images of the current view, and apply a skip mode and a residual signal encoding technique..
|Methods for reconstructing an encoded video at a bit-depth lower than at which it was encoded|
Methods are provided for reconstructing d-bit samples from coefficients, in an encoded video bit-stream, that had been encoded based on source samples having a bit-depth d, where d>d. A residual process, including inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation processes, is applied to the coefficients to compute (d+1)-bit residual samples.
|Temperature assessment using dielectric properties of an insulated conductor heater with selected electrical insulation|
A system for assessing one or more temperatures in an opening in a subsurface formation includes an electrical conductor and electrical insulation at least partially surrounding the electrical conductor. The electrical insulation includes magnesium oxide and a ferroelectric material.
|Battery system and ground fault detecting device|
A first battery pack (252-1) comprises a battery module (314) which includes a plurality of battery cells (310) connected in series between a positive terminal (352) and a negative terminal (353), ground-fault resistances (45) each of which appears between a grounding point (23) and an inter-battery connection point (311) between adjoining ones of the battery cells (310), a booster unit (11) which is provided to the positive terminal (352) and outputs boosted electric potential acquired by boosting high electric potential of the battery module (314), a protective resistance (25) and a ground fault detecting resistance (27) which are provided in series between a third connection point (19) (on the output side of the booster unit (11)) and the grounding point (23), and a ground fault detecting unit (41) which detects the presence/absence of a ground fault in the battery module (314) based on the result of comparison between preset threshold electric potential (vref) and electric potential of an inter-resistance connection point (29) between the protective resistance (25) and the ground fault detecting resistance (27).. .
|Liquid immersion member, exposure apparatus, exposing method, method of manufacturing device, program, and recording medium|
A liquid immersion member is used in a liquid immersion exposure apparatus which exposes a substrate by exposure light via a first liquid between an emitting surface of an optical member and the substrate, and is capable of forming a liquid immersion space on an object movable below the optical member. The liquid immersion member includes a first member that is disposed at at least a portion of surrounding of the optical member; a second member that includes at least a portion disposed below the first member, that is capable of being opposite to the object and that is movable outside an optical path of the exposure light; and a protection part that protects the optical member.
A display includes: a display panel; a front-face member being provided on a front face of the display panel, the front-face member covering a surrounding section, or the surrounding section and other part of the display panel; a back-face member being provided on a back face of the display panel, the back-face member covering the back face, or the back face and other part of the display panel; and an adhesion section adhering the back-face member and the front-face member to each other, the adhesion section covering a circumference section of the display panel.. .
|Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus and vehicle surroundings monitoring method|
A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a processing device. The processing device outputs a surrounding image as viewed from an eyepoint behind a host vehicle, including a current location of the host vehicle, to a display device mounted on the host vehicle on the basis of an image captured by a camera located a predetermined distance behind the current location of the host vehicle while the host vehicle is travelling forward or the host vehicle is stopped..
|Systems and methods for 3d photorealistic automated modeling|
Systems and methods for creating a 3d photorealistic model of a real-life object by applying a combined solution based on the analysis of photographic images combined with use of the data obtained from depth sensors, which are able to read the depth of and, thereby create maps of, the area sensed. Data arrives from two types of devices and is compared and combined.
|Background removal tool for a presentation application|
A presentation application for masking portions of an object, such as the background of an image, is provided. The presentation application may provide a background removal tool that allows a user to define an initial point in the background of the object.
|Rigid elements embedded in a windshield|
A windshield with rigid elements embedded therein, including an upper layer of glass, a lower layer of glass, one or more rigid elements positioned between the two layers of glass, a layer of interlayer material surrounding the rigid elements cured between the two layers of glass, wherein the width of the interlayer material is equal or greater than the width of the rigid elements.. .
|Bias circuit and amplifier|
A bias circuit according to an embodiment is a bias circuit that supplies a bias voltage to an amplifying element. The bias circuit of the embodiment includes a first current source that has a characteristic of varying an output current with the surrounding temperature variations, and a second current source that has a different output characteristic from the first current source and that can control the output current.
|Radio-frequency coil arrays and methods of arranging the same|
In accordance with various embodiments, a radio frequency (rf) coil array for use in a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system includes at least first and second rf coils. Each of the rf coils have a main body loop configured to at least one of transmit or receive rf energy at an operating imaging frequency in connection with acquiring mri image data for an mri system.
|Semiconductor packages including a heat spreader and methods of forming the same|
Semiconductor packages including a heat spreader and methods of forming the same are provided. The semiconductor packages may include a first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip, and a heat spreader stacked sequentially.
An interposer device the invention relates to an interposer device comprising a doped silicon substrate (1) having an epitaxial layer (24) on a first side and two through vias (11, 12) extending from the first side to a second side opposite to the first side of the doped silicon substrate. Each through via comprises a volume of doped silicon substrate delimited by a surrounding trench (7) extending from the first to the second side of the doped silicon substrate such that said surrounding trench is arranged so as to electrically isolate the doped silicon substrate surrounded by said trench.
|Light emitting diode and manufacturing method thereof|
A light-emitting diode, comprising: a substrate, the substrate comprising an upper surface, a bottom surface opposite to the upper surface, and a side surface; a first type semiconductor layer on the upper surface, wherein the first type semiconductor layer comprises a first portion and a second portion, and the second portion comprises an edge surrounding the first portion; a light-emitting layer on the first portion; and a second type semiconductor layer on the light-emitting layer, wherein the second portion comprising a first surface and a second surface, and a first distance is between the first surface and the upper surface, and a second distance is between the second surface and the upper surface and is smaller than the first distance; wherein the first surface is rougher than the second surface, and the second surface is located at the edge.. .
|Organic light-emitting display apparatus providing mirror function|
An organic light-emitting display apparatus may include a substrate, a display portion formed on the substrate and including a light-emitting area and a non-light-emitting area surrounding the light-emitting area, an encapsulation member arranged to face the substrate with the display portion interposed therebetween, and a reflection member provided on the encapsulation member and including an opening portion aligned with the light-emitting area and a reflection portion surrounding the opening portion and extending to cover the non-light-emitting area, the opening portion comprising an opening. The size of the opening may be smaller than that of the light-emitting area and thus an edge of the light-emitting area may be covered by the reflection portion.
|Device for a plumbing installation|
A device for a plumbing installation, the device, for example, may be a valve, such as valve (1), or a fluid flow meter (6), and has a casing (10) that is hydraulically formed from metal tubing so as to have a wall surrounding a void interior. The casing (10) is provided with one or more formations, such as shoulders (64) and (65) and at least one inlet opening (14) and at least one outlet opening (18).
|Pipe mounting unit with grounding function|
A pipe mounting unit with grounding function, which includes a pipe holding section and a body fixing section, is formed by superposing a lid to a conductive plastic housing, between which there is disposed a conductive rubber clamp that holds a pipe in contact. In the space of the fixing section; a metal clip hooks together with a stud bolt on the housing; the metal clip has a current conducting plate that presses on the threading of the stud bolt, and the tip of the current conducting plate forming an angle to a radial direction of, and contacting the stud bolt, and is arranged such that its length extends beyond the threading of the stud bolt in an axial direction of the stud bolt.
|Installation assembly for bridging a cable harness or the like between two aircraft structure elements|
An installation assembly for bridging a cable harness between two aircraft structure elements of an aircraft is provided. The installation assembly includes an elongated connecting rod having two end sections for attaching the connecting rod onto two adjacent aircraft structure elements, at least one cable guidance element having at least one receiving section for receiving a cable harness and an attachment section for circumferentially surrounding the connecting rod.
|Overhead equipment stowage pod for an aircraft interior|
An overhead equipment stowage pod comprises a base having a structural material surrounding a central opening. The central opening is open on top and bottom, and the base is fastened to a support structure proximate a ceiling.
|Drill bit for rock drilling tool, and rock drilling tool|
A drill bit for rock drilling tools includes a drill bit head having a front surface including a face surface defining a forward-most end of the drill bit head. The face surface has an outer edge, a gauge surrounding the face surface, the gauge having an inner edge, and a transition region that extends in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the drill bit between the outer edge of the face surface and the inner edge of the gauge.
|Method of conditioning a wall of a bore section|
A method to condition a portion of a wall surrounding a borehole section drilled in a formation fluid-bearing formation comprising locally injecting a gas to displace working fluid from a laser path adjacent a drill head, providing an underbalanced pressure at the portion of the borehole section to be conditioned, impinging laser light on the portion of the wall to be conditioned to melt a component of the formation material in the portion of the bore wall to be conditioned, and drawing fluid from the formation through the solidifying component of the material to create fluid flow passageways to facilitate the flow of fluid from the formation into the borehole section. Injected gas may be provided to the drill head through a conduit within an umbilical that includes a plurality of optical fibers to transmit laser light to the drill head..
|Sealing material for annular barriers|
The present invention relates to an annular barrier for providing zone isolation between a first zone and a second zone in a borehole or a casing downhole, the annular barrier comprising a tubular part and an expandable element made of metal surrounding the tubular part, and the annular barrier having a circumference, a longitudinal extension and an outer face and further comprising an annular seal comprising a sealing material, the sealing material extending around the outer face of the annular barrier and having a bundle of strands wherein at least one strand comprises graphite and/or carbon.. .
|Applying wellbore lining|
Application of a photocurable lining to a downhole fixed surface surrounding the axis of a wellbore is carried out by skimming an applicator over the downhole surface while delivering a porous tape impregnated with a photocurable liquid composition between the applicator and the downhole surface so that the tape lies on the downhole surface and directing light of wavelength in a range from 100 nm to 1500 nm onto the curable composition impregnating the tape so as to initiate curing of the composition and thereby attach the tape to the downhole surface.. .
|Process for manufacturing a bellows and/or bellows|
A process for manufacturing a bellows, made of austenitic high-grade steel with high compressive strength and fatigue strength, forms a single-layer or multilayer sleeve into a bellows with hydraulic forming. The pressure resistance and fatigue strength are improved by the bellows being cleaned after the forming and by the bellows being exposed to a surrounding area containing carbon and/or nitrogen atoms at temperatures between 100° c.
The present disclosure relates to an inhaler component for producing a steam/air mixture or/and condensation aerosol in an intermittent and inhalation- or pull-synchronous manner, the inhaler component including: a housing; a chamber arranged in the housing; an air inlet opening for the supply of air from the surroundings to the chamber; an electrical heating element for evaporating a portion of a liquid material; and a wick having a capillary structure, which wick forms a composite structure with the heating element and automatically supplies the heating element with fresh liquid material after evaporation.. .
|Circumferential ring propulsors and control assemblies for manned or unmanned underwater vehicles|
A propulsor and control system for an underwater vehicle (35) having annular fore and aft circumferential shrouds (4 & 5) surrounding the hull (2). The fore and aft circumferential shrouds (4 & 5) form respective fore and aft circumferential shroud gaps (6 & 16) between the fore and aft circumferential shrouds (4 & 5) and the hull (2).
|Wall-mounted drum type washing machine|
A wall-mounted drum type washing machine includes a rear panel mounted on a wall surface; a tub supported by the rear panel and containing wash water; a front panel on the tub and having an opening therein; a rotatable drum in the tub; a driving unit providing power to the drum; a box unit in the tub and surrounding the drum; and a cover unit coupled to the box unit, and covering the front panel.. .
|Bracelet and electronic device using the same|
A bracelet includes a first wristband portion having a first connecting end and a first lock end opposite to the first connecting end, a second wristband portion having a second connecting end and a second lock end opposite to the second connecting end, and a lock mechanism. The seconded connecting end is rotatably connected to the first connecting end.
|Coaxial connector grounding inserts|
Axially compressible, f-connectors for conventional installation tools for interconnection with coaxial cable include grounding inserts for establishing electrical continuity despite inadequate nut tightening. The connector has a rigid nut, a post penetrating the nut, a tubular body, and an end cap.
|Closing, starting, and restarting applications|
Described herein are embodiments that relate to implementation of multi-stage gestures, using multi-stage gestures to control applications, and allowing, under certain conditions, invocation of an open operation (which would normally only open an application or bring an application to the fore) to cause a target application to terminate before being newly opened. A multi-stage gesture may be used to invoke different functions at respective gesture stages of a same input stroke.
|Universal smart energy transformer module|
A universal smart energy transformer module (usetm) that uses an array of sensors to monitor and measure characteristics of the electrical power delivered and utilized at a location, along with other conditions in the area surrounding the location. The invention then uses the data from these sensors to determine the condition and performance of the transformer (for example, its input and output, power quality etc.) and also to identify any anomalies detected within the local power system that could threaten reliable electric supply on the electric grid, or pose a danger to people.
|Predicted position and heading/track indicators for navigation display|
A visual/graphical air traffic display tool to aid flight crews in determining future heading/track and position of ownship based on current climb rate, bank angle and groundspeed under current meteorological conditions. The tool displays symbols which indicate the predicted future position and heading/track of ownship on a traffic display unit.
|Autonomous vehicle and method of estimating self position of autonomous vehicle|
An autonomous vehicle includes: a first sensor which obtains environmental information on surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle; and a control unit which controls a drive unit based on a self position. The control unit includes: a first estimation unit which calculates a first estimate value indicating an estimated self position, by estimation using a probabilistic method based on the environmental information; and a second estimation unit which calculates a second estimate value indicating an estimated self position, by estimation using a matching method based on the environmental information, and the control unit changes, according to the first estimate value, a second estimate range for the calculating of the second estimate value by the second estimation unit, and controls the drive unit using the second estimate value as the self position..