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 Liquid impermeable sealed speaker design patent thumbnailLiquid impermeable sealed speaker design
The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of forming a liquid impermeable sealed audio speaker that can be easily manufactured and provides a high quality audio output. In an effort to overcome the shortcomings of conventional sealed speaker designs that typically utilize complicated and expensive means of shielding their electronic components from liquids and other sources of contamination, one or more of the embodiments of the disclosure provided herein include a sealed enclosure that has at least one liquid impermeable region that prevents or substantially inhibits the movement of a liquid from the exterior region into the internal region.
Logitech Europe S.a


 Power supplies patent thumbnailPower supplies
Techniques for providing multiple power supplies in electronic devices are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, an appropriate power supply is provided only to accommodate a volume setting.
Sonos, Inc.


 Relief design for fuel cell plates patent thumbnailRelief design for fuel cell plates
Flow field plates in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can be subject to ice blockages in certain areas during freeze start-up, e.g. The backfeed ports and slots used in some flow field plate designs which connect an outlet plenum channel for a reactant to its outlet.
Ford Motor Company


 Systems and methods for processing orders for structural designs patent thumbnailSystems and methods for processing orders for structural designs
A method includes receiving a plurality of design files at a computer-based system, wherein each of the design files is indicative of a respective structural design, a structural value associated with the respective structural design, and a source identifier associated with a designer of the respective structural design; causing a graphical representation of at least a portion of the structural designs to be displayed to a user; receiving a user selection of a first structural design of the displayed structural designs; generating an additive manufacturing file indicative of the first structural design in a predefined format, wherein the predefined format enables the processing of the additive manufacturing file into a physical structure through an additive manufacturing process; transmitting the selected first structural design in the predefined format; and determining, by the computer based system, a royalty value associated with the selected first structural design based at least on the structural value, the source identifier, and one or more additional parameters.. .
Caterpillar Inc.


 System and  realizing a building using automated building massing configuration generation patent thumbnailSystem and realizing a building using automated building massing configuration generation
Computer based methods and systems for evaluating different building designs are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method involves generating a first set of different building massing configurations using a shape grammar, storing the generated first set of different building massing configurations in a building massing library, reducing the first set of different building massing configurations according to a parameter search to form a second set of different building massing configurations, the second set being a subset of the first set, and using the second set of different building massing configurations to evaluate an aspect of a building system..
Aditazz, Inc.


 Network portal for 3d printable structures patent thumbnailNetwork portal for 3d printable structures
A method includes receiving a plurality of design files at a computer-based system, wherein each of the design files is indicative of a respective structural design and a structural value associated with the respective structural design, causing a three-dimensional representation of at least a portion of the structural designs to be displayed to a user, causing a cost value to be displayed to the user for each of the displayed structural designs, receiving a user selection of a first structural design of the displayed structural designs, generating an additive manufacturing file indicative of the first structural design in a predefined format, wherein the predefined format enables the processing of the additive manufacturing file into a physical structure through an additive manufacturing process, and transmitting the selected first structural design in the predefined format.. .
Caterpillar Inc.


 Flexible and stress compensating fuel line connector patent thumbnailFlexible and stress compensating fuel line connector
Systems and designs are provided for a flexible connector to be used in fuel and hydraulic lines that can withstand a high level of internal and external stress. In one example, the connector consists of three separate components, an upper, a lower and a middle portion.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Nail art printing apparatus patent thumbnailNail art printing apparatus
A nail art printing apparatus having a receiving device for the placement of a nail or plurality of nails, the nail art printing apparatus being connectable to an electronic device. The electronic device has a user interface means being operably engagable with the nail art printing apparatus.
Loft Crag Limited


 3d printing portal for crowd-sourced designs patent thumbnail3d printing portal for crowd-sourced designs
A method includes receiving a design file in a first format at a computer-based system, wherein the design file is indicative of a structural design. The method includes categorizing the structural design into a first category based on at least a structure type associated with the structural design.
Caterpillar Inc.


 Construction of fashion accessories by assembly of sonobe units patent thumbnailConstruction of fashion accessories by assembly of sonobe units
Describe herein are methods of constructing fashion accessories using modular origami folding techniques adapted to incorporate a broad range of flexible material. By incorporating and adapting modular origami units, such as sonobe c units, a variety of fashion accessories can be produced.

Interactive gaming apparel for interactive gaming

Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. More particularly, the apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game employing one or more cameras or other detectors for detecting a change in position of an object.
Nike, Inc.

Perfusion balloon designs

Disclosed herein are designs for improved inflatable structures for use during minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures. These inflatable structures facilitate the perfusion of blood through an anatomical structure, such as a heart valve, during the cardiovascular procedure.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Method and monitoring patient status

A method and apparatus for monitoring the status of a patient on the basis of a plurality of vital signs measurements such as heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation etc. At each time point a set of such vital signs measurements is compared to two statistical models, one being a population-based statistical model representing the probability distribution of measurements from a large number of individuals, and the second is a patient-specific statistical model based on measurements from the particular patient being monitored.
Obs Medical Limited

System for detecting core body temperature and the same

A system for detecting a core body temperature includes a detection unit, an ecg wave-filter, a body-temperature detection unit, a processing unit, a breath computing and processing unit, a heart-beat computing and processing unit, and a core body temperature computing and processing unit. The detection unit senses the body, and then the ecg wave-filter and body-temperature detection unit measures the electrical cardiac signal and the shell temperature, respectively.
National Chiao Tung University

Communication within a power inverter using transformer voltage frequency

Communicating across a power transformer is provided. Processes can include outputting a cyclical voltage at an alternating frequency across a multiple winding transformer and modulating the frequency of the alternating voltage to provide communication across the transformer.
Sunpower Corporation

Techniques for approximating three-dimensional curves using foldable beams

In one embodiment of the present invention, a foldable beam generator produces a foldable beam polyline that approximates a three-dimensional (3d) space curve. The foldable beam generator optimizes the number and position of joints included in the foldable beam polyline to minimize differences between the foldable beam polyline and the 3d space curve while complying with one or more manufacturing constraints.
Autodesk, Inc

Incremental register retiming of an integrated circuit design

A first circuit design description may have registers and combinational gates. Circuit design computing equipment may perform register retiming on the first circuit design description, whereby registers are moved across combinational gates during a first circuit design implementation.
Altera Corporation

Self equivalence in hardware designs

A method for verification of hardware uses self-equivalence to leverage automated abstractions where data path elements are identical in two designs. Equivalence is used between a qualified design and an independent reference..

Isolated differential voltage probe for emi noise source

A differential voltage probe for providing accurate measurement of differential voltage with high frequency components is disclosed that is further configured to accurately identify noise sources in emi/emc applications. The differential voltage probe is configured to provide the benefits of adequate differential voltage measurement bandwidth, galvanic isolation capability, high cmrr, flexible design to accommodate various requirements on voltage rating, loading effect, and frequency range of interest; and/or easy implementation and low cost.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Dual handle cooler box design, blank and methods

Dual handle box designs, blanks for forming boxes by folding, collapsible and non-collapsible boxes formed thereby, and manufacturing methods therefor are disclosed. Preferably each handle is located on an opposite end of the box; is two-ply; defines an elongate hand opening for receiving fingers of a hand; defines an elongate tab opening for receiving a tab of a center handle, and that intersects the hand opening; and defines a recess for receiving and retaining a lid panel of the box.
Thatbox Design, Llc

Method and monitoring vital signs remotely

A method and apparatus for monitoring vital signs, such as cardiopulmonary activity, using a ballistograph are provided. The method and apparatus may be used to monitor an infant sleeping in a crib, a patient in a hospital, a person with a chronic disease at home or in professional care, or a person in an elder-care setting..
Sleepiq Labs Inc.

Spooner, the spoon rest

The present invention relates to an absorbent pad. It is an absorbent pad set down to take liquids from used spoons in the kitchen.

Method of optimizing input impedance of surface acoustic wave filter

Methods of designing band-pass filters are disclosed. A baseline filter design is established, the baseline filter design including a plurality of surface acoustic wave resonators having respective resonant frequencies, the surface acoustic wave resonators organized by resonant frequency into two or more groups.
Resonant Inc.

Miniaturized reconfigurable crlh metamaterial leaky-wave antenna using complementary split-ring resonators

Composite right/left handed (crlh) leaky-wave antennas (lwas) are a class of radiating elements characterized by an electronically steerable radiation pattern. The design is comprised of a cascade of crlh unit-cells populated with varactor diodes.
Drexel University

Thermal management of fuel cell units and systems

Various designs and configurations of and methods of operating fuel cell units, fuel cell systems and combined heat and power systems are provided that permit efficient thermal management of such units and systems to improve their operation.. .
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.

Photocathode

A photocathode designs that leverage the grazing incidence geometry yield improvements through the introduction of recessed structures, such as cones, pyramids, pillars or cavities to the photocathode substrate surface. Improvements in yield of up to 20 times have been shown to occur in grazing incidence geometry disclosed herein due to a larger path length of the x-ray photons which better matches the secondary electron escape depth within the photocathode material.
National Security Technologies, Llc

Product design based on user reviews

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, device and computer program product for product design based on user reviews. Reviews on a product are obtained from a plurality of users.
International Business Machines Corporation

Optimization learns from the user

A method and apparatus of a device that incorporates a user preference into a multi-objective optimization while the multi-objective optimization is running is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device generates a first plurality of intermediate designs based on optimizing a plurality of variable values corresponding to the multiple dimensions of the multi-objective optimization.
Autodesk, Inc.

Deep microwell designs and methods of making the same

An apparatus includes a substrate; a gate structure disposed over the substrate and having an upper surface; a well structure disposed over the substrate and defining a well over the upper surface of the gate structure; a conductive layer disposed on the upper surface of the gate structure and at least partially extending along a wall of the well in the well structure; and a dielectric structure disposed over the well structure and defining an opening to the well.. .
Life Technologies Corporation

Mobile nmr sensor for analyzing subsurface samples

An nmr sensor and method is disclosed for analyzing a core sample from a subsurface formation. Embodiments of the method utilize two or more magnets disposed proximate to each other.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

Methods and apparatus to adjust hydrodynamic designs of a hydrokinetic turbine

Methods and apparatus to adjust hydrodynamic designs of a hydrokinetic turbine are disclosed herein. An example method of generating hydrodynamic power via a hydrokinetic turbine includes identifying a first characteristic of a first location in a body of water where the turbine is to be installed and determining, based on the first characteristic of the first location, a geometry of a first turbine component of the turbine.
The Boeing Company

Thrombectomy devices and treatment of acute ischemic stroke with thrombus engagement

Components and corresponding systems are described for providing removal of a clot or fragment thereof to address an acute ischemic stroke condition. In particular, a filter design is presented that provides metal elements below a bundle of polymer fibers to provide more mechanical strength while cushioning the vessel wall from direct contact with the metal elements.
Mivi Neuroscience Inc.

Methods and apparatuses for measuring multiple vital signs based on arterial pressure waveforms

Vital sign sensor apparatuses which measures vital signs based on arterial pressure waveforms are described. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an infrared sensor configured to capture at least a portion of an arterial pulse pressure waveform from a user.
Oslermd, Inc.

Bat tube support arm design for a pick-up reel of a harvester

A bat tube support arm design for use with a pick-up reel of a harvester. The design connects tangentially, rather than radially, to a center support tube of the pick-up reel.
Hcc, Inc.

911 services and vital sign measurement utilizing mobile phone sensors and applications

Improved methods for utilizing 911 services, for implementing 911 dispatch protocols, and for measuring vital signs of a human, all by accessing mobile phone sensors and applications, are disclosed. Vital signs such as heart rate, breathing rate, breathing distress, and blood pressure can be measured using mobile phone sensors and applications.

Drum slip

An interchangeable drum slip that may be quickly installed to change the appearance of a drum and to provide protection to the drum shell. The drum slip is a rectangular piece of material that is pre-cut to precisely fit specific models of drums.

Smart display wear

The present invention relates to smart wear using a flexible display panel and, particularly, the present invention comprises: clothes provided through any one method between a method by which the flexible display panel is attached and fixed to a portion of or over the entire outside of a lining of the clothes or a method by which the flexible display panel forms the clothes; and a control unit for storing design information containing various colors or textures for each pan of the clothes as a video or images and outputting the design information to the flexible display panel according to settings. Accordingly, various designs can be implemented for clothes having the same shape, and thus a higher degree of design freedom can be provided to a designer so as to increase the value of the clothes, and a person who wears the clothes can create various styles with the same clothes..

Integrated optical coherence tomography systems and methods

Disclosed herein are optical integration technologies, designs, systems and methods directed toward optical coherence tomography (oct) and other interferometric optical sensor, ranging, and imaging systems wherein such systems, methods and structures employ tunable optical sources, coherent detection and other structures on a single or multichip monolithic integration. In contrast to contemporary, prior-art oct systems and structures that employ simple, miniature optical bench technology using small optical components positioned on a substrate, systems and methods according to the present disclosure employ one or more photonic integrated circuits (pics), use swept-source techniques, and employ a widely tunable optical source(s)..

Headlamp transport device

A motor vehicle front end having one, preferably two, headlamps, wherein the headlamp is intended and constructed so as to be fastened in an assembly position onto the motor vehicle, in particular onto the motor vehicle front end, and wherein the headlamp is fastened by means of a transport holder on the front end in a transport position, the transport position being different from the assembly position. The transport position is offset frontward and/or downward relative to the assembly position, in order to provide a front end, motor vehicle, and method that make it possible to create motor vehicle designs with which pre-assembly of the headlamps in the assembly position thereof is not possible, without thereby incurring additional logistical complexity on the assembly lines for the vehicle, or wherein this additional complexity is at least largely avoided..
Hbpo Gmbh

Furniture and shelving system

Furniture and shelving system employing new joint hardware including various embodiments ranging from shelving which may include one of several coat hook designs, boxes, or tables. The particular shelf or furniture embodiment includes at least one wood panel having pre-determined dimensions and thickness.

Method of tire tread production and tire produced thereby

A method is provided for manufacturing tread for a tire without necessarily extruding the tread profile. The tread is created from multiple discrete parts that are cut from a sheet of uncured rubber material.
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.

Magnetic resonant imaging safe stylus

An implantable magnetic resonant imaging (mri) safe stylus for biomedical devices is described. In one example, the stylus includes a set of stylus modules.
George Mason University

System and assessing animals considering auscultation and evaluation of physiological responses in various environments

The invention includes a system and method for predicting the performance of production animals by analysis of heart and lung sounds to determine likelihoods the animals will develop brd or other diseases or ailments. Vital signs of animals are recorded during an adrenergic sympathetic “flight or fight” situation.
Geissler Companies, Llc

Functional interlayers of fullerene derivatives and applications in organic solar cells

The invention provides novel materials, methods and designs to enable improved power conversion efficiencies of organic photovoltaics (opvs). In particular, the invention provides novel materials and interlayers for polymer-based solar cells.
University Of Massachusetts

X-ray fluorescence system with high flux and high flux density

We present a micro-x-ray fluorescence (xrf) system having a high-brightness x-ray illumination system with high x-ray flux and high flux density. The higher brightness is achieved in part by using x-ray target designs that comprise a number of microstructures of x-ray generating materials fabricated in close thermal contact with a substrate having high thermal conductivity.

Frame design for a pistol firearm

Frame designs for a pistol firearms have a frame, a barrel connected to the frame and having a forward barrel end, a slide connected to the frame and having a forward slide end associated with the forward barrel end, and the frame having a forward frame end protruding beyond the forward slide end and the forward barrel end.. .
Honor Defense Llc

Gas turbine engine stall margin management

A method for operating a gas turbine engine having a starter-electric generator driven by one of a plurality of shafts of the gas turbine engine is provided. The method includes determining a desired amount of thrust to be produced by the gas turbine engine, as well as a desired amount of electrical power to be drawn from the starter-electric generator of the gas turbine engine.
General Electric Company

Five-degree-of-freedom adjustment and positioning assembly/measurement of rotor and stator of aircraft engine

A five-degree-of-freedom adjustment and positioning method and apparatus for assembly/measurement of rotor and stator of an aircraft engine; said method comprises adjusting a plane motion and a rotation of a tested piece through composite motion comprising five degrees of freedom: a 360° rotatory motion around a z axis, a plane motion along an x axis and a plane motion along a y axis, a rotatory motion around the x axis and a rotatory motion around the y axis; said apparatus comprises: a clamping mechanism (1), a turning platform component (a), a translational platform component (b) and a rotational platform component (c). The present invention designs a five-degree-of-freedom adjustment and positioning method and apparatus having properties of large load bearing, high precision and high stiffness, thus improving assembly efficiency and measurement accuracy of the aircraft engine..
Harbin Institute Of Technology

Cutting blade

A futuristic shoe with true energy return based on enhanced heel-lift, optimized shoe springs (40% reduction in maximum foot impact), practical precise automatic electronic gear changers, novel powerful shoe impact chargers, improved pulley electronic actuators, novel low-impact much stronger springs (featuring the novel use materials such as kevlar, spectra shield, and fiberglass), novel remarkably stronger, more flexible, and tougher structures, and multiple designs for enhanced heel-lift and to prevent excessive toe sink. These designs require linkages and two improved hinges—one with enhanced natural hinges and a second with tied cogged hinges.

Dual lumen endobronchial tube device

The present invention provides improved dual lumen endobronchial tube devices. The dual lumen endobronchial tube devices feature a universal design for left or right mainstem bronchus insertion.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Vital signs monitoring via radio reflections

A method for monitoring periodic motions of one or more subjects uses signal reflections from the subjects. The method includes emitting a transmitted signal from a transmitting antenna and receiving a received signal at one or more receiving antennas.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology





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