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Optical circulator for free space optical communication

A free space optical communication system transmits and receives optical signals in a colorless manner using an optical circulator. The system installs the optical circulator with a single mode (SM) fiber at port 1, a double clad (DC) fiber at port 2, and a multimode (MM) fiber at port 3.... X Development Llc

Determining a virtual representation of an environment by projecting texture patterns

Example methods and systems for determining 3D scene geometry by projecting patterns of light onto a scene are provided. In an example method, a first projector may project a first random texture pattern having a first wavelength and a second projector may project a second random texture pattern having a... X Development Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for tether core diagnostics and monitoring

An example system includes a ground station, an aerial vehicle, a tether, a probe, and a control system. The tether includes a core having a strength member as well as an electrical conductor that is wound around the core. The probe is attached to the strength member so that the... X Development Llc

Assisted roadmap generation

Systems and methods related to roadmaps for mobile robotic devices are provided. A computing device can receive a roadmap. The roadmap can include an intersection between first and second edges. The computing device can determine a transition curve between the first and second edges and includes first, second, and third... X Development Llc

Torsion relieving power cable

Disclosed herein is a power cable that includes a first conductor guide that includes (i) a first distal receiving hole and (ii) a first axial receiving hole on a longitudinal axis of the power cable. The power cable also includes a second conductor guide that includes (i) a second distal... X Development Llc

Supervisory control of an unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that may allow for supervisory control interaction by a remote operator to assist with navigation to a target location. The UAV may navigate to a target area and capture and send an image of the target area to the remote operator. The remote... X Development Llc

Systems and methods for allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices

Methods and systems for allocating tasks to robotic devices are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices and in a computing system configured to access a processor and memory, determining information associated with a health level for the plurality of... X Development Llc

Free-space optical communication dual-fiber ferrule

An optical communication terminal is configured to operate in two different complementary modes of full duplex communication. In one mode, the terminal transmits light having a first wavelength and receives light having a second wavelength along a common free space optical path. In the other mode, the terminal transmits light... X Development Llc

Identification information for warehouse navigation

An example method includes receiving image data captured by a sensor on a robotic device. The robotic device is in a warehouse, including multiple inventory items stored at storage locations in the warehouse. Each inventory item has an on-item identifier that identifies it in a warehouse management system (WMS), each... X Development Llc

Using planar sensors for pallet detection

Example implementations may relate to a mobile robotic device that is operable to detect pallets using a distance sensor. According to these implementations, the robotic device causes the distance sensor to scan a horizontal coverage plane in an environment of the robotic device. Then, the robotic device receives from the... X Development Llc

Systems and methods for generating and displaying a 3d model of items in a warehouse

An example method involves receiving, from at least one camera located in an environment, a plurality of images captured during a first time interval. The method also involves selecting one or more of the plurality of images having a movable platform supporting one or more objects. The method further involves... X Development Llc

Method for efficient co2 degasification

A system includes a first desorption unit comprising a first input coupled to a dissolved inorganic carbon (“DIC”) solution source and a second input coupled to a vacuum source, the first desorption unit is operable to remove carbon dioxide gas from an acidified solution from the DIC solution source and... X Development Llc

Voxel 3d printer

An example system includes: (i) a resin container defining a cavity; (ii) a plurality of rods extending from an inner base surface of the resin container and into the cavity; (iii) a plurality of light sources arranged to emit radiation into the plurality of rods, such that when the cavity... X Development Llc

Methods and systems for damping oscillations of a payload

Described herein are methods and systems to dampen oscillations of a payload coupled to a tether of a winch system arranged on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). For example, the UAV's control system may dampen the oscillations by causing the UAV to switch to a forward flight mode in which... X Development Llc

Methods and systems for detecting and resolving failure events when raising and lowering a payload

Described herein are methods and systems for detecting and correcting errors when picking up and lowering a payload coupled to a tether of a winch system arranged on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). For example, the winch system may include a motor for winding and unwinding the tether from a... X Development Llc

Unmanned aerial vehicle and techniques for securing a payload to the uav in a desired orientation

An unmanned aerial vehicle system is provided including an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a fuselage, a tether having a first end secured to a winch system positioned in the UAV and a second end secured to a payload coupling apparatus, a payload coupling apparatus receptacle positioned in the fuselage... X Development Llc

Payload-release device position tracking

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground using a delivery device that secures the payload during descent and releases the payload upon reaching the ground. The location of the delivery device can... X Development Llc

Payload coupling uav and delivering a payload

A payload coupling apparatus is provided including a housing, wherein the housing is adapted for attachment to a first end of a tether, a slot extending downwardly from an outer surface of the housing towards a center of the housing thereby forming a lower lip on the housing beneath the... X Development Llc

Methods and systems for user interaction and feedback via control of tether

Described herein are methods and systems for motorized control of a tether, such as for purposes of user interaction and feedback. In particular, a UAV's control system may determine one or more operational parameters of a motor for a winch disposed in the UAV, the winch including the tether and... X Development Llc

Methods and systems for raising and lowering a payload

Described herein are methods and systems for picking up, transporting, and lowering a payload coupled to a tether of a winch system arranged on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). For example, the winch system may include a motor for winding and unwinding the tether from a spool, and the UAV's... X Development Llc

Building materials from an aqueous solution

A method of making building materials includes precipitating calcium salts from an aqueous solution by increasing a pH of the aqueous solution, and mixing the calcium salts with a first material including silicon to form a mixture. The mixture is then heated to form cement clinker.... X Development Llc

Augmentation of communications with emotional data

A sender device may receive input data including to at least one of text or speech input data during a given period of time. In response, the sender device may use one or more of the emotion detection modules to analyze input data received during the same period of time... X Development Llc

Pallet-conveyor system

Example pallet-conveyor systems may include a conveyor system configured with a delivery track arranged to move pallets to a delivery area, a recirculation loop, and a diverter mechanism. The system may include a computing system that selects an item for the recirculation loop based on future demand and causes a... X Development Llc

Balloon-based positioning system and method

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a balloon-based positioning system and method. In one example embodiment, a system includes a group of at least three balloons deployed in the stratosphere and a control system configured for: determining a first set of spatial relationships relating to the group; determining a second set... X Development Llc

Selection between explore mode and control mode for aerial vehicle

Example implementations may relate to selection between a first mode and a second mode. The first mode may involve (i) directing an aerial vehicle (e.g., in an aerial network including a plurality of aerial vehicles) to navigate to each of a plurality of altitudes and (ii) determining respective wind-related data... X Development Llc

Optimization of warehouse layout based on customizable goals

Example methods and systems enable rearrangement of a warehouse to an optimal layout determined according to customizable goals. An example method includes receiving, at a warehouse management system (WMS), information of a warehouse and items of the warehouse, identifying an item shipment expectation including new items expected to be received... X Development Llc

Maintaining contiguous ground coverage with high altitude platforms

Example methods and systems for adjusting the beam width of radio frequency (RF) signals for purposes of balloon-to-ground communication are described. One example method includes determining, based on respective locations of a plurality of balloons and areas covered by respective ground-facing communication beams of the balloons, a contiguous ground coverage... X Development Llc

Methods and systems for generating instructions for a robotic system to carry out a task

Example embodiments may relate to robot-cloud interaction. In particular, a cloud-based service may receive a query from a first robotic system including sensor data, a request for instructions to carry out a task, and information associated with a configuration of the first robotic system. The cloud-based service may then identify... X Development Llc

Trajectory planning with droppable objects

Example implementations may relate to methods and systems for determining a safe trajectory for movement of an object by a robotic system. According to these various implementations, the robotic system may determine at least first and second candidate trajectories for moving the object. For at least a first point along... X Development Llc

Autonomous shuffling of pallets of items in a warehouse

Examples described may enable rearrangement of pallets of items in a warehouse to an optimal layout. An example method includes receiving real-time item information including pallet locations in a warehouse and real-time inventory of items arranged on the pallets; determining a likelihood of demand for future access to the pallets... X Development Llc

Autonomous condensing of pallets of items in a warehouse

Examples described may enable consolidating pallets of items in a warehouse. An example method includes receiving real-time item information including pallet locations in a warehouse and inventory of items arranged on the pallets; based on the real-time item information, identifying a set of pallets of which at least one pallet... X Development Llc

Proximity-based binding

Example implementations may relate to a computing device configured to operate a robotic system. In particular, the device receives input data that is generated by a hand-holdable controller including a knob, where the knob includes touch sensors arranged to detect touch on surfaces of the knob. Based on the input... X Development Llc

Balloon clumping to provide bandwidth requested in advance

Methods and systems disclosed herein relate to determining a projected change in bandwidth demand in a specified area during a specified future time period, repositioning one or more balloons in a high-altitude balloon network based on the projected change in bandwidth demand, and providing, using the one or more balloons,... X Development Llc

Collaborative inventory monitoring

An example method is carried out in a warehouse environment having a plurality of inventory items located therein, each having a corresponding on-item identifier. The method involves determining a target inventory item having a target on-item identifier. The method also involves determining that a first inventory item having a first... X Development Llc

Systems and methods for using robots to monitor environmental conditions in an environment

Methods and devices are disclosed for monitoring environmental conditions in one or more environments. In one embodiment, the method includes maintaining a plurality of environmental-condition thresholds, each of which corresponds to an environmental condition and is predetermined based on data corresponding to the environmental condition that is received from a... X Development Llc

02/15/18 / #20180047872

Semiconductor device including oxide current aperture

A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes generating a wafer by generating an N-type semiconductor layer and an active region on the N-type semiconductor layer. The N-type semiconductor layer is located on a first side of the active layer. One or more oxidizing layers are generated along with a... X Development Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039835

Selectively downloading targeted object recognition modules

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for downloading targeted object recognition modules that are selected from a library of candidate targeted object recognition modules based on various signals. In some implementations, an object recognition client may be operated to facilitate object recognition for a robot. It may download... X Development Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039848

Generating a model for an object encountered by a robot

Methods and apparatus related to generating a model for an object encountered by a robot in its environment, where the object is one that the robot is unable to recognize utilizing existing models associated with the robot. The model is generated based on vision sensor data that captures the object... X Development Llc

02/08/18 / #20180041667

System and 3d projection mapping with robotically controlled objects

A system for motion control is presented. In one embodiment, a motion control 3D projection system includes a projector; and a projection surface coupled to a robotic arm, where the robotic arm moves the projection surface through a set of spatial coordinates, and a 3D projection from the projector is... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180029227

Customized robotic installation based on measurements collected on site

A robotic system includes one or more end-effectors that combine, according to a production process, at least one object and structure(s) at a production site. Sensor(s) generate, from the production site, sensor data relating to the production process. A control system stores specifications for the production process based on a... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180029231

System and determining a work offset

Example systems and methods are disclosed for determining work offset data for a robot in a work environment. A robot operating in a work environment may receive an indication to determine a work offset. The work offset may describe the location and angular orientation of a working plane of the... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180029235

Error accrual and mitigation during robotic process

A robotic system includes end-effector(s) that combine a plurality of objects in a production process. The system includes sensor(s) that obtain measurement(s) relating to a combination of a first object and one or more other objects during the production process. The system includes a control system communicatively coupled to the... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180029236

Methods and systems for adjusting operation of a robotic device based on detected sounds

An example method includes determining an expected sound profile corresponding to a given task for a robotic device. The method further includes detecting a sound profile during execution of the given task by the robotic device. The method also includes determining one or more differences in amplitude for at least... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180029797

Inventory management

An example system includes a robotic device deployed in a warehouse environment including a plurality of inventory items. The system also includes a camera coupled to the robotic device, configured to capture image data. The system also includes a computing system configured to receive the captured image data. The computing... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180030960

Airborne wind turbine tether termination systems

An Airborne Wind Turbine (“AWT”) may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An AWT may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy. The aerial vehicle may be tethered to a ground station with a tether... X Development Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034408

Edge protection for a floating photovoltaic power generation system

An edge protection member for positioning in a waterbody adjacent to a plurality of photovoltaic (“PV”) modules of a PV array that floats on the waterbody to protect the PV array from external forces includes a surface barrier. The surface barrier blocks flotsam on a water surface of the waterbody... X Development Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021954

Reorienting a distance sensor using an adjustable leveler

Example implementations may relate to a mobile robotic device that is operable to reorient a distance sensor using an adjustable leveler. According to these implementations, the robotic device may determine a height map indicating surface elevation data for a ground surface on which the robotic device is travelling within an... X Development Llc

01/25/18 / #20180022456

Mechanisms for lowering a payload to the ground from a uav

Embodiments described herein may help to provide medical support via a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). An illustrative UAV may include a housing, a payload, a line-deployment mechanism coupled to the housing and a line, and a payload-release mechanism that couples the line to the payload, wherein the payload... X Development Llc

01/25/18 / #20180024516

Throttle functionality of haptic controller

Example implementations may relate to a haptic hand-holdable controller configured with throttle functionality. An example device may take the form of a haptic controller, which senses tactile information and provides force feedback. The haptic hand-holdable controller may implement a throttle where a motor varies feedback to the hand-holdable controller to... X Development Llc

01/18/18 / #20180018518

Delegation of object and pose detection

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for delegating object type and/or pose detection to a plurality of “targeted object recognition modules.” In some implementations, a method may be provided that includes: operating an object recognition client to facilitate object recognition for a robot; receiving, by the object recognition... X Development Llc

01/18/18 / #20180020361

Valuation of and marketplace for inter-network links between a high-altitude network and terrestrial network

Embodiments relate to a marketplace for inter-network links between a high-altitude network and a terrestrial data network. An example method may involve a computer-based purchasing agent: (i) determining a demand for inter-network bandwidth between a high-altitude network and a terrestrial data network, (ii) determining one or more offers to provide... X Development Llc

01/11/18 / #20180012501

Control strategy for multiple kites on a single ground power unit

Methods and systems described herein relate to power generation control for an aerial vehicle. An example method may involve determining an asynchronous flight pattern for two or more aerial vehicles, where the asynchronous flight pattern includes a respective flight path for each of the two or more aerial vehicles; and... X Development Llc

01/04/18 / #20180002018

Systems and methods for reliable relative navigation and autonomous following between unmanned aerial vehicle and a target object

A method for navigating an airborne device relative to a target comprises detecting, at an optical detector on the airborne device, an optical signal generated by one or more LEDs on the target. The method also comprises comparing, by a processor on the airborne device, the detected optical signal with... X Development Llc

01/04/18 / #20180004187

Runtime controller for robotic manufacturing system

Example systems and methods allow for runtime control of robotic devices during a construction process. One example method includes determining at least one sequence of robot operations corresponding to at least one robot actor, causing the at least one robot actor to execute a portion of the at least one... X Development Llc

12/28/17 / #20170368684

Battery and hard drive exchange station for robots

An example method includes receiving, by a mobile robotic device, power from a battery of a first battery pack in order to operate within an environment. The method further includes establishing a first data channel between the mobile robotic device and the first battery pack. The method also includes using... X Development Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372259

Interactive transport services provided by unmanned aerial vehicles

Embodiments relate to a client-facing application for interacting with a transport service that transports items via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). An example graphic interface may allow a user to order items to specific delivery areas associated with their larger delivery location, and may dynamically provide status updates and other functionality... X Development Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361465

Localization of a mobile system

Systems and methods related to localizing mobile robotic devices are provided. A control system can receive a request for a particular mobile robotic device (PMRD) to travel between a first area and a cell area. After receiving the request, the control system can disable a presence sensor detecting objects traveling... X Development Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363464

Retroreflective multi-axis force torque sensor

The present application discloses implementations that relate to devices and techniques for sensing position, force, and torque. Devices described herein may include a light emitter, photodetectors, and a curved reflector. The light emitter may project light onto the curved reflector, which may reflect portions of that projected light onto one... X Development Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366051

Magnetic end effector

A magnetic end effector utilizing a switchable Halbach array includes a pair of opposing members that can move towards and away from each other. The switchable Halbach arrays are located on or near the inner surface of the opposing members. A mechanical switching system is used to control the switchable... X Development Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355082

Cylindrical worm drive robotic gripper

An example robotic gripping apparatus includes a robotic wrist and a motor contained within the robotic wrist. The motor includes a drive shaft that rotates about a primary axis during motor operation. The robotic gripping apparatus also includes a cylindrical worm gear, connected to the drive shaft, that encircles the... X Development Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355460

Apparatuses for releasing a payload from an aerial tether

Described herein are apparatuses for passively releasing a payload of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). An example apparatus may include, among other features, (i) a housing; (ii) a swing arm coupled to the housing, wherein the swing arm is operable to toggle between an open position and a closed position;... X Development Llc

12/14/17 / #20170357270

Sensor trajectory planning for a vehicle

An example system includes a vehicle and a sensor connected to the vehicle. The system may receive a predetermined path for the vehicle to follow. The system may also receive a plurality of objectives, associated with a corresponding set of sensor data, for which to collect sensor data. The system... X Development Llc

12/14/17 / #20170357748

Simulating living cell in silico

The behavior and/or internal activities of a microorganism can be simulated using a model of the microorganism. Such simulations can be used to determine the efficacy of treatments, disinfectants, antibiotics, chemotherapies, or other methods of interacting with the microorganism, or to provide some other information about the microorganism. Systems and... X Development Llc

12/14/17 / #20170357953

Systems and methods for determining a potential failure or other status of a robotic device

Methods and systems for proactively preventing hazardous or other situations in a robot-cloud interaction are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices. The task logs may include information associated with tasks performed by the plurality of robotic devices. The method... X Development Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341952

Chemical extraction from an aqueous solution and power generator cooling

A method of chemical extraction and power generator cooling includes receiving an aqueous solution with dissolved inorganic carbon. The method further includes extracting the dissolved inorganic carbon from the aqueous solution and collecting the dissolved inorganic carbon. The aqueous solution is then acidified and supplied to the power generator to... X Development Llc

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11/30/17 / #20170341982

Building materials from an aqueous solution

A method of making building materials from an aqueous solution includes receiving the aqueous solution with dissolved ions and increasing a pH of the aqueous solution so the dissolved ions precipitate from the aqueous solution as salt. The method also includes collecting the salt precipitated from the aqueous solution and... X Development Llc

11/30/17 / #20170342004

Fuel synthesis from an aqueous solution

A method of synthesizing fuel from an aqueous solution includes pumping the aqueous solution, containing dissolved inorganic carbon, from a body of water into a carbon extraction unit. The method further includes extracting the dissolved inorganic carbon from the aqueous solution to create CO2 by changing a pH of the... X Development Llc

11/23/17 / #20170334550

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... X Development Llc

11/23/17 / #20170334561

Payload delivery system

Described herein are apparatuses that provided various features related to unmanned aerial vehicles. An example apparatus may include, (i) a support structure, (ii) at least one shaft coupled to the support structure via at least one swing arm, wherein the swing arm allows upward movement, and restricts downward movement of,... X Development Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339661

Location-aware caching in an aerial network

Methods and systems are disclosed herein that may help to provide location-aware caching and/or location-specific service profiles in an aerial-vehicle network. An exemplary method may be carried out by an aerial vehicle that is at a location associated with the first geographic area in an aerial-vehicle network that includes a... X Development Llc

11/16/17 / #20170326728

Generating a grasp pose for grasping of an object by a grasping end effector of a robot

Generating a grasp pose for grasping of an object by an end effector of a robot. An image that captures at least a portion of the object is provided to a user via a user interface output device of a computing device. The user may select one or more pixels... X Development Llc

11/09/17 / #20170320216

Sprung worm gripper for a robotic device

A robotic gripping device is provided. The device includes a finger having a worm gear coupled to its base end. The device also includes an actuator having a motor and a shaft, wherein the shaft is configured to rotate a worm coupled to the worm gear, and the actuator is... X Development Llc

11/09/17 / #20170321967

Pumped thermal storage cycles with recuperation

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc

10/26/17 / #20170308086

Using laser sensors to augment stereo sensor readings for robotic devices

An example system includes one or more laser sensors on a robotic device, where the one or more laser sensors are configured to produce laser sensor data indicative of a first area within a first distance in front of the robotic device. The system further includes one or more stereo... X Development Llc

10/26/17 / #20170308096

Heterogeneous fleet of robots for collaborative object processing

Example systems and methods may provide for a heterogeneous fleet of robotic devices for collaborative object processing in an environment, such as a warehouse. An example system includes a plurality of mobile robotic devices configured to transport one or more objects within an environment, a fixed robotic manipulator positioned within... X Development Llc

10/19/17 / #20170297264

Continuous pull three-dimensional printing

Described herein are three-dimensional (3D) printer systems and methods, which may provide for “continuous pull” 3D printing. An illustrative 3D printer includes: a resin container, a base plate, a light source arranged below the resin container and operable to cure resin in the resin container; and a control system operable... X Development Llc

10/19/17 / #20170300283

Streaming display data from a mobile device using backscatter communications

A method of wirelessly communicating a screen image between a mobile device and a base station coupled to a display terminal includes receiving, at the mobile device, electromagnetic (“EM”) radiation emitted from a base station and incident upon an antenna of the mobile device. A screen image generated by the... X Development Llc

10/05/17 / #20170288079

Two-stage light concentrator

A light concentrator includes a luminescent concentrator and a gain medium. The luminescent concentrator includes a semiconductor material and the semiconductor material absorbs first photons. The first photons have energy greater than or equal to a threshold energy, and the semiconductor material emits second photons through a spontaneous emission process... X Development Llc

10/05/17 / #20170288087

Micro-size devices formed by etch of sacrificial epitaxial layers

Embodiments regard micro-size devices formed by etch of sacrificial epitaxial layers. An embodiment of a method includes forming a plurality of epitaxial layers on a sapphire crystal, wherein the epitaxial layers include a buffer layer on the sapphire crystal, a sacrificial layer above the buffer layer, and one or more... X Development Llc

09/28/17 / #20170274529

Detection of movable ground areas of a robot's environment using a transducer array

An example method for detecting a movable element on a surface involves receiving, from a depth sensor coupled to a mobile robot, a first depth measurement between the depth sensor and a ground surface. The method also involves causing at least one transducer coupled to the mobile robot to emit... X Development Llc

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09/28/17 / #20170279402

Photovoltaic macro-module for solar power generation

A photovoltaic (“PV”) macro-module for solar power generation includes a plurality of solar cell strings disposed within a laminated support structure. The solar cell strings generate solar power in response to light incident upon a frontside of the solar cell strings. Each of the solar cell strings includes a plurality... X Development Llc

09/21/17 / #20170267376

Portable balloon launch rig

A portable launch rig (PLR) may include a support structure including two side supports defining an interior space for lifting and filling a balloon envelope of a balloon. Wheels on each of the side supports enable the PLR to be moved in various directions in order to prepare the PLR... X Development Llc

09/14/17 / #20170261314

Imager for detecting visual light and projected patterns

Methods and systems for depth sensing are provided. A system includes a first and second optical sensor each including a first plurality of photodetectors configured to capture visible light interspersed with a second plurality of photodetectors configured to capture infrared light within a particular infrared band. The system also includes... X Development Llc

09/07/17 / #20170253334

Interaction during delivery from aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground using an assembly that secures the payload during descent and releases the payload upon reaching the ground. The assembly can also include a bystander communication... X Development Llc

08/31/17 / #20170248966

Communication of information regarding a robot using an optical identifier

A control system may perform functions including (i) storing data indicating an association between an optical identifier and a first robot, (ii) sending, to the first robot, data encoding the optical identifier for display by the first robot, and (iii) after sending the data encoding the optical identifier, sending, to... X Development Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232612

Systems and methods for robotic device authentication

A device is provided that includes a plurality of hardware segments. The device also includes a plurality of actuators to actuate the plurality of hardware segments. The device also includes a controller to cause at least one of the plurality of actuators to adjust positions of at least one of... X Development Llc

08/17/17 / #20170237370

Motor control topology for airborne power generation and systems using same

A motor control topology relevant to airborne wind turbines and a control process for such a motor control topology is disclosed herein.... X Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170217558

Apparatus to lift and fill a balloon

Aspects of the disclosure relate to filling and lifting high altitude balloons. For instance, one example system for lifting and filling a balloon having a balloon envelope includes an apparatus for use with the balloon envelope. The apparatus includes a load line, a fill tube having a hollow portion nested... X Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170217736

Mechanical assembly for lifting a balloon

A lift assembly for use during inflation of a balloon envelope is provided. The lift assembly includes a plate structure that has a set of cavities. Each cavity includes one or more openings passing through the plate. One or more pistons are coupled to the plate through at least one... X Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170218925

Carbon fiber motor rotor integrating propeller mount

A rotor for use with an airborne wind turbine, wherein the rotor comprises a front flange, a can, a rear flange, and a rigid insert comprising a propeller mount, wherein the front flange, can, and rear flange comprise one of carbon fiber and spun aluminum, wherein a rear end of... X Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170219864

Configurations for tileable display apparatus with multiple pixel arrays

A display including a screen layer for displaying a unified image to a viewer on a viewing side of the screen layer that is opposite a backside of the screen layer, and an illumination layer having an array of light sources. Each light source in the array is configured to... X Development Llc

07/27/17 / #20170213617

Tethers for airborne wind turbines using electrical conductor bundles

A tether may include a core, a hybrid layer surrounding the core, and a jacket surrounding the hybrid layer. The hybrid layer may include a plurality of strength members, and a plurality of electrical conductor bundles. Each electrical conductor bundle of the plurality of electrical bundles may include a compliant... X Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170190418

Electro-mechanical bridles for energy kites

An energy kite may be coupled to a tether and ground station via an electro-mechanical bridle. The energy kite may generate a significant amount of lift during power generation and may need to transfer this load to a tether that is anchored at the ground. Transferring the load at a... X Development Llc

06/29/17 / #20170182664

Adjusting robot safety limits based on network connectivity

Example systems and methods are disclosed for limiting capabilities of a robot during teleoperation based on a network connection strength. The method may include determining tiers of operations that can be performed by a robot. One or more network strength thresholds corresponding to one or more of the tiers of... X Development Llc

06/22/17 / #20170177005

Tablet computer-based robotic system

An example robotic chassis may include a frame including a first side member and a second side member connected by a transverse member near respective first ends of first side member and the second side member. The robotic chassis may also include a rigid case having a mounting point for... X Development Llc

06/22/17 / #20170181158

Coordinating backhaul links between ground stations and airborne backhaul network

A method for matching a ground station to an aerial vehicle for establishment of a backhaul link to an airborne network involves: (i) determining location information for a ground station that is configured to provide a backhaul link to an airborne mesh network, (ii) determining flight data for one or... X Development Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166423

Systems and methods for a winch drum and drum door

Wind energy systems, such as an Airborne Wind Turbine (“AWT”), may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An AWT may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path, such as a substantially circular path, to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy. The aerial... X Development Llc

06/15/17 / #20170171536

Volumetric display using acoustic pressure waves

A volumetric display system includes a volumetric display stage, a plurality of acoustical actuators, and a control system. A plurality of voxel particles are re-arrangeable within the volumetric display stage via acoustic pressure waves to assume controllable positions in three-dimensional (“3D”) space to collectively assume a unified 3D shape. The... X Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170159495

Methods of hot and cold side charging in thermal energy storage systems

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170159496

Varying compression ratios in energy storage and retrieval systems

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170159497

Pumped thermal systems with variable stator pressure ratio control

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170159498

Pumped thermal systems with dedicated compressor/turbine pairs

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170159499

Hybrid pumped thermal systems

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170159500

Pumped thermal and energy storage system units with pumped thermal system and energy storage system subunits

The present disclosure provides pumped thermal energy storage systems that can be used to store electrical energy. A pumped thermal energy storage system of the present disclosure can store energy by operating as a heat pump or refrigerator, whereby net work input can be used to transfer heat from the... X Development Llc








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