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Recent patent applications related to Elwha Llc. Elwha Llc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Elwha Llc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Elwha Llc, we're just tracking patents.

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Machine/article/composition/process state(s) for tracking philanthropic and/or other efforts

Machines, processes, compositions of matter, and articles that include at least one input acceptance machine and at least one track data presentation device. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

Methods and systems for agnostic payment systems

Computationally implemented methods and systems include potential transaction between a client and a vendor indicator acquiring module, vendor payment channel set including one or more of at least one vendor payment modality and at least one vendor payment option, at least partial acquiring module, and application of a client payment channel to at least one vendor payment channel of the acquired vendor payment channel set to facilitate the potential transaction module. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for drone tracking of airborne materials

An unmanned aerial vehicle may be used to monitor and/or track airborne material in a plume. The unmanned aerial vehicle may be configured to eject a tracer material into the plume. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for drone marking of airborne materials

An unmanned aerial vehicle may be used to mark airborne material in a plume. The unmanned aerial vehicle may store a macroscopic and/or microscopic tracer material. ... Elwha Llc

Printing systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to printing systems and methods of printing three-dimensional objects. The printing systems disclosed herein are configured to print three-dimensional objects. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for ultrasonically induced tactile stimuli in an entertainment system

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating a haptic sensation, such as a tactile stimuli, using parametric ultrasound on a site of an object. An entertainment device may be associated with a parametric ultrasonic transmitters subsystem configured to transmit first and second ultrasonic pulses that intersect proximate a site of a user and generate an acoustic wave at a beat frequency of the first and second ultrasonic pulses. ... Elwha Llc

Windshield smart reflector systems and methods

A holographic radar reflector includes a surface with a plurality of substantially microwave wavelength scale patterns along one or more portions of the surface. The holographic radar reflector can be a non-specular reflector, where the plurality of substantially microwave wavelength scale patterns have varying reflectivity. ... Elwha Llc

Smart refrigerator

A food storage unit and method includes passively identifying a user of the food storage unit and logging one or more food acquisitions by the user. A container for use with the food storage unit includes means for determining an amount of food in the container and communicating this information to the food storage unit.. ... Elwha Llc

Machine/article/composition/process state(s) for tracking philanthropic and/or other efforts

A method substantially as shown and described the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein. A device substantially as shown and described the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein.. ... Elwha Llc

Energy efficient dryer systems

A dryer including a housing, a drying chamber disposed within the housing, and a heating element coupled to the housing. The dryer further includes an intake configured to supply intake air to the drying chamber and an exhaust vent configured to vent exhaust air out of the drying chamber. ... Elwha Llc

Compositions and methods including b lymphocyte cell line expressing membrane immunoglobulin different from secreted immunoglobulin and cytolytic function

Compositions and methods are disclosed herein for producing one or more immunoglobulins in an isolated cytotoxic b lymphocyte cell line. An isolated cell line includes an isolated b lymphocyte cell line capable of expressing at least one exogenously incorporated membrane immunoglobulin reactive to a first antigen and at least one endogenous secreted immunoglobulin reactive to a second antigen, and further capable of expressing at least one exogenously incorporated recombinant b cell receptor that signals for expression of cytotoxic effector molecules.. ... Elwha Llc

Systems, methods, and devices for assessing microbiota of skin

Devices, systems, and methods for assessing microbiota of skin are described which include: a skin-covering material with an inner surface conforming in shape to a topography of a skin surface and including a plurality of specific microbe-binding elements; an image capture device to capture an image of the inner surface of the skin-covering material and to transform the image into a digital output including information associated with at least one property and a spatial distribution of at least one type of microbe bound to the specific microbe-binding elements; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive the digital output from the image-capture device, compare the at least one property of the at least one type of microbe bound to the specific microbe-binding elements with a database of reference microbe properties, and generate a digital profile including the at least one property and the spatial distribution of the at least one type of microbe bound to the specific microbe-binding elements.. . ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for selective pollination

A method of pollinating a plant includes receiving, with a processing circuit, plant data regarding a plant having flowers, and controlling, by the processing circuit, operation of an robotic device to selectively pollinate a portion of the plurality of flowers based on the plant data. The robotic device includes sensors configured to acquire plant data, a pollination device configured to pollinate flowers of a plant, a collection device configured to collect pollen, and a pollination prevention device configured prevent a flower from being pollinated.. ... Elwha Llc

Location-time event logging systems and methods

Systems and methods for generating and storing location-time data relating to a tracked user are described. The system includes a logging device including a location detector, a processor, a logging device memory, and a logging device communication interface. ... Elwha Llc

12/01/16 / #20160347130

Systems and methods for anticipatory tire pressure control

A vehicle tire pressure control system includes a road sensor configured to acquire road data regarding a road at an advanced location ahead of a current location of a vehicle; a pressure regulator configured to control the air pressure within a tire of the vehicle during operation of the vehicle; and a controller configured to control operation of the pressure regulator and vary the air pressure within the tire based on the road data.. . ... Elwha Llc

12/01/16 / #20160345507

Systems and methods for pruning plants

An unmanned pruning vehicle includes a pruning device configured to prune plant material from a plant. The unmanned pruning vehicle also includes a processing circuit is configured to control operation of the pruning device to prune a plant.. ... Elwha Llc

11/24/16 / #20160340184

Systems and methods for producing hydrogen gas

Systems and methods for thermally decomposing hydrocarbon feedstock may comprise a hydrocarbon feedstock, a non-oxidizing carrier gas, one or more heat exchangers, and a reaction chamber. The carrier gas may be used to transfer heat to the hydrocarbon feedstock. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160334864

Interactive surgical drape, system, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160334643

Chromatic aberration correction lens systems and methods

A wearable lens assembly includes a first lens having a first optical power; and a second lens coupled to the first lens and having a second optical power substantially equal in magnitude and opposite in power to the first optical power. The first and second lenses are collectively configured to correct chromatic aberration in at least one of an eye of a user and corrective eyewear of a user.. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160332742

Systems and methods for selective control of fuel tanks

A fuel tank includes a port and an open-cell foam. The open-cell foam is configured to retain a liquid fuel by an interfacial surface tension between the open-cell foam and the liquid fuel. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331539

Modifiable implants

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to implants having a modifiable structural connectivity between one or more members thereof. In an embodiment, a modifiable implant includes a first member coupled to a second member by a reactive composite material having a release mechanism therein. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331537

Modifiable implants

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to implants having a modifiable structural connectivity. A modifiable implant includes a body and a release member associated including a reactive composite material associated therewith. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331461

Interactive surgical drape, system, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331460

Interactive surgical drape, system, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331316

Impact prediction systems and methods

An impact prediction system includes a processing circuit configured to receive remote tracking data from a remote tracking system located remote from a plurality of users, receive local tracking data from a plurality of local tracking devices, each local tracking device is worn by a different one of the plurality of users, and predict an impact between two or more of the plurality of users based on the remote tracking data and the local tracking data. The remote tracking data includes data regarding a location of each of the plurality of users. ... Elwha Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331255

Systems and methods for detecting strokes

A system for detecting a type of stroke includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive heart data regarding a heart rhythm of a patient and physiological data regarding a physiological characteristic of the patient. ... Elwha Llc

11/10/16 / #20160327745

Holographic mode conversion for transmission lines

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with mode conversion for electromagnetic field modification. A mode converting structure (holographic metamaterial) is formed with a distribution of dielectric constants chosen to convert an electromagnetic radiation pattern from a first mode to a second mode to attain a target electromagnetic radiation pattern that is different from the input electromagnetic radiation pattern. ... Elwha Llc

11/10/16 / #20160324677

Sensor-based control of active wearable system

An active wearable system includes a one or more positioning elements configured as a torso support and/or other wearable item, one or more sensors for sensing motion, posture, or gait of a subject, and at least one of force applying elements for applying force to selected regions of a body of a subject, and feedback device and other actuators, under the control of control circuitry responsive to sensed motion, posture or gait of the subject. In an aspect, force is applied according to spatial or temporal patterns. ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160322044

Networked user command recognition

Systems, methods, computer-readable storage mediums including computer-readable instructions and/or circuitry for generating deceptive indicia profiles may implement operations including, but not limited to: receiving one or more signals from at least one of a plurality of connected devices; determining a vocabulary for each of the plurality of connected devices to generate a system vocabulary; identifying one or more commands from the one or more signals based on the system vocabulary; and generating one or more command responses based on the one or more commands.. . ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160321886

Detection and classification of abnormal sounds

An audio surveillance system includes a plurality of nodes and each node includes a microphone, a speaker, and a control unit. The microphone is configured to detect sound and the speaker is configured to provide sound. ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160320954

One-touch replay for whiteboard

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for displaying items based on time data, such as time of entry, include use of a display device configured to display items, and a processing circuit configured to control operation of the display device and modify characteristics associated with the items. An input, such as a touch, may be used to guide display of the items, including presenting the items in a replay format.. ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160320278

Systems and methods for helmet liner evaluation

A helmet testing apparatus including a movable member, a sensor coupled to the movable member and configured to acquire compliance data regarding a liner disposed within a shell of a helmet through engagement of the sensor with the liner, and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.. . ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160319991

Systems and methods for underwater storage of carbon dioxide

An underwater carbon dioxide storage facility including a carbon dioxide deposit stored underwater as a clathrate includes a flexible barrier disposed at least partially over the carbon dioxide deposit. The carbon dioxide deposit may be stored in or at the bottom of a body of water.. ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160319804

Microchannel solar absorber

A solar absorber includes a panel having an outer surface configured to absorb an incident concentrated broad spectrum visible solar radiation, an inlet port, an outlet port, and a plurality of channels defined within the panel that form a flow path between the inlet port and the outlet port. The plurality of channels are sized to facilitate laminar flow of a working fluid therethrough.. ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160318260

Printing systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a printing system configured to print a three-dimensional object on a region of interest. The printing system can include one or more flushing elements configured to dispense one or more flushing agents towards the region of interest to prepare the region of interest to have an object printed thereon. ... Elwha Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317684

Heat-sanitization of surfaces

Solutions for limiting the undesirable spread of pathogens by indirect contact are provided. The solutions involve heat-sanitization of contact regions on articles or fixtures by flowing selected electromagnetic radiation energy through underlying waveguide structures substantially parallel to the contact regions.. ... Elwha Llc

10/27/16 / #20160310819

Systems and methods for determining penalties

A penalty allocation system includes a processing circuit configured to receive first data from a first player-worn sensor regarding a first player involved in an impact, receive second data from a second player-worn sensor regarding a second player involved in the impact, identify one of the first player and the second player as an at-fault player in connection with the impact based on the first data and the second data, and determine a penalty for the at-fault player based on the first data and the second data.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/27/16 / #20160310754

Systems and methods for controlling animal behavior via optogenetics

A method includes applying, by an optical stimulation device, an optical stimulus to an olfactory organ of an animal having a genetically engineered olfactory sensory protein to produce a desired neural response. The genetically engineered olfactory sensory protein has been genetically modified to incorporate a light-responsive element.. ... Elwha Llc

10/27/16 / #20160310256

Embolism deflector

Devices, methods, and systems provide an embolism deflecting device, methods for deflecting or diverting emboli away from critical locations in the body, and systems therefor. Embodiments of the embolism deflecting device comprise an embolism detector, a diverter controller operable for determining the presence of emboli from a target input from the embolism detector, and an embolism diverter operable by the diverter controller to deflect, divert, redirect, etc., emboli away from the critical body location on the detection thereof.. ... Elwha Llc

10/27/16 / #20160309660

Reflective articles and methods for increasing photosynthesis

Provided is a reflective article including a first reflecting material and a second retro reflecting material; where sunlight that is photosynthetically active is at least partially reflected by the article and sunlight that is not photosynthetically active is at least partially retro reflected by the article. Also provided is a method for growing a plant, where the method includes placing the reflective article under, around, or in the proximity of the plant.. ... Elwha Llc

10/27/16 / #20160309644

Systems and methods for sorting seedlings for planting

A germination facility includes a seedling growing system configured to grow a plurality of seedlings; and a seedling sorting device configured to receive spatially variable planting data regarding a planting area for planting the seedlings; receive seedling data regarding the plurality of seedlings; and arrange the plurality of seedlings in a planting container based on the seedling data and on the planting data.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/20/16 / #20160309207

Devices, methods, and systems for multi-user capable visual imaging arrays

Computationally implemented methods and systems include accepting input of a request for a particular image of a scene that is larger than the particular image, transmitting the request for the particular image to an image sensor array that includes more than one image sensor and that is configured to capture the scene and retain a subset of the scene that includes the request for the particular image of the scene, receiving only the particular image from the image sensor array, wherein the particular image represents a subset of the scene, and wherein a size characteristic of the particular image is at least partially based on a property of a requestor, and presenting the received particular image to the requestor. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

10/20/16 / #20160307556

Silent mobile device vibration

A mobile device vibrational sound system includes a processing circuit configured to activate a selectively vibratable element based on a triggering event, and control operation of a speaker to provide a mitigation sound configured to at least partially cancel a vibrational sound resulting from activation of the vibratable element.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/20/16 / #20160306063

Synthetic aperture radar mineral prospector

A method for detecting underground natural resources using synthetic aperture radar includes providing a ground-penetrating phase-coherent radar system incorporating a moving platform; sending a plurality of radar signals from a plurality of points along a plurality of paths through an underground volume, the plurality of radar signals producing a plurality of radar returns; collecting the plurality of radar returns along the plurality of paths with the ground-penetrating phase-coherent radar system; coherently processing the plurality of radar returns with a processing circuit to determine a characteristic of a sub-surface feature; retrieving information relating to a reference underground volume from a memory; and identifying a potential sub-surface resource by using the processing circuit to compare the characteristic of the sub-surface feature with the information relating to the reference underground volume.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/20/16 / #20160305910

Methods and system for performing magnetic induction tomography

Methods and system for performing magnetic induction tomography imaging of an object are provided. An apparatus includes an array of unit cells and a control circuit coupled to the array of unit cells. ... Elwha Llc

10/20/16 / #20160304199

System and method for operation and management of reconfigurable unmanned aircraft

A reconfigurable unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. A system and method for configuring a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft and system and method for operation and management of a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft in an airspace are also disclosed. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160301181

Method and system for pumping of an optical resonator

A method of pumping an optical resonator includes directing light generated by a pumping light at the optical resonator, exciting a propagating surface state of the optical resonator at an interface of the optical resonator, and changing a propagating frequency of the light proximate the interface, where the changed frequency corresponds to a propagation frequency of the surface state. The optical resonator includes a photonic crystal and a material, where the interface is formed between the photonic crystal and the material.. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160300496

Systems, methods, and devices for providing assistance to an unmanned aerial vehicle

A service unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) includes a flight system, a status component, a navigation system, and a surveillance component. The flight system is for flying the service uav. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160299233

Unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv) location assurance

Disclosed herein are example embodiments for unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv) location assurance. For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a ufv, may: (i) obtain one or more satellite positioning system (sps) coordinates corresponding to at least an apparent location of at least one ufv; or (ii) perform at least one analysis that uses at least one or more sps coordinates and at least one assurance token. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160297521

Systems, methods, and devices for unmanned aerial vehicle dispatch and recovery

A service unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) includes a flight system, a status component, a navigation system, and a recovery component. The flight system is for flying the service uav. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296839

Gaze and condition feedback for enhanced situational awareness

An electronic game feedback system includes a feedback device and a processing circuit. The feedback device is configured to provide feedback to a user of an electronic game. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296407

Structural frame to assist patients and methods of use thereof

A structural frame and methods of use thereof are disclosed that assists a patient that has limited ambulation. A structural frame is disclosed that includes a linear rod having a first end and a second end; two or more expandable telescoping sections disposed between the first end and the second end of the linear rod wherein the two or more expandable telescoping sections are operable to expand the linear rod bidirectionally at the first end and the second end; a force-loading mechanism engaging each of the two or more expandable telescoping sections operably connected to expand the telescoping linear rod.. ... Elwha Llc

10/13/16 / #20160295978

Smart cane with extensions for navigating stairs

Devices and systems are described including a walking aid including a linear rod having a first end and a second end, a hand grip disposed in proximity to the first end of the linear rod, two or more extendable and retractable self-leveling load-bearing feet at the second end of the linear rod, at least one sensor configured to detect a parameter of a walking surface in proximity to the second end of the linear rod, and a controller including a microprocessor and circuitry, the controller operably coupled to the two or more extendable and retractable self-leveling load-bearing feet and the at least one sensor, and including circuitry configured to receive information regarding the detected parameter of the walking surface from the at least one sensor and circuitry configured to actuate at least one of the two or more extendable and retractable self-leveling load-bearing feet in response to the information regarding the detected parameter of the walking surface.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160295663

Systems and methods for controlling lighting based on a display

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with controlling lighting based on a presentation display, such as a television, mobile device, white board, etc. The disclosed embodiments can involve a lighting system, a presentation display, a monitoring system, and a controller. ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160295662

Systems and methods for controlling lighting based on a display

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with controlling lighting based on a presentation display, such as a television, mobile device, white board, etc. The disclosed embodiments can involve a lighting system, a presentation display, a monitoring system, and a controller. ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160291603

Systems and methods for controlling delivery of breast milk supplementation

Systems and methods for controlling delivery of breast milk supplementation are described which include receiving information associated with a breast milk supplement regimen with a breast milk supplement delivery device, the breast milk supplement delivery device including a substrate sized for placement on a surface of a breast region of a lactating female, at least one supplement reservoir associated with the substrate and adapted to contain one or more breast milk supplements, the at least one supplement reservoir including a port with a controllable valve, a data storage component configured to store the breast milk supplement regimen, and a control unit operably coupled to the data storage component and the controllable valve and including a microprocessor and circuitry; and actuating the controllable valve of the at least one supplement reservoir to modulate release of the one or more breast milk supplements based on the received breast milk supplement regimen.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160288983

Systems and devices for controlling delivery of breast milk supplementation

Devices for controlling delivery of a breast milk supplement are described which include a housing sized for placement on a surface near a breast region of a lactating female, the housing including one or more supplement reservoirs, at least one of the supplement reservoirs including a port with a controllable valve, a data storage component including a breast milk supplement regimen, and a control unit including a microprocessor and circuitry, the control unit operably coupled to the data storage component and to the controllable valve, the circuitry including actuation circuitry configured to actuate the controllable valve based on the breast milk supplement regimen; and at least one delivery tube having a first end and a second end, the first end of the at least one delivery tube in fluid communication with the port, the second end of the at least one delivery tube configured for placement in proximity to a nipple of the lactating female.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160288982

Systems and devices for controlling delivery of breast milk supplementation

Systems and devices for controlling delivery of a breast milk supplement are described which include a substrate sized for placement on a surface of a breast region of a lactating female, one or more supplement reservoirs associated with the substrate, at least one of the one or more supplement reservoirs including a port with a controllable valve, a data storage component including a breast milk supplement regimen; and a control unit including a microprocessor and circuitry, the control unit operably coupled to the data storage component and to the controllable valve of the at least one of the one or more supplement reservoirs, the circuitry including actuation circuitry configured to actuate the controllable valve of the at least one of the one or more supplement reservoirs based on the breast milk supplement regimen.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160287776

Implantable heart treatment systems, devices, and methods

Treatment of cardiac tissue via an implantable heart treatment device is described. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a substrate configured for implantation within a body; an electromagnetic signal generator coupled to the substrate and configured to generate one or more electric signals configured to stimulate one or more tissues of a heart within the body; and an energy-carrier molecule delivery device coupled to the substrate and configured to supply one or more non-oxygen cellular energy sources to one or more tissues of the heart within the body.. ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160287775

Implantable heart treatment systems, devices, and methods

Treatment of cardiac tissue via an implantable heart treatment device is described. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a substrate; an electromagnetic signal generator configured to generate one or more electric signals configured to stimulate one or more tissues of a heart; a metabolic molecule supply device configured to supply one or more metabolic molecules to one or more tissues of the heart; and control circuitry operably coupled to the electromagnetic signal generator and the metabolic molecule supply device, the control circuitry configured to generate one or more control signals according to at least a first control protocol and a second control protocol, dependent upon a status of a ventricular fibrillation event of the heart.. ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160287774

Implantable heart treatment systems, devices, and methods

Treatment of cardiac tissue via an implantable heart treatment device is described. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a substrate configured for implantation within a body; an electromagnetic signal generator coupled to the substrate and configured to generate one or more electric signals configured to stimulate one or more tissues of a heart; and an oxygenator coupled to the substrate and configured to supply one or more oxygenated molecules to one or more tissues of the heart, the oxygenator including a blood inlet portion, a blood outlet portion, and an oxygen exchange portion positioned between the blood inlet portion and the blood outlet portion, the oxygen exchange portion including a high surface area oxygen exchanger configured to transfer one or more oxygenated molecules from the high surface area oxygen exchanger to blood passing from the blood inlet portion to the blood outlet portion.. ... Elwha Llc

10/06/16 / #20160287481

Systems and devices for controlling delivery of breast milk supplementation

Systems and devices for controlling delivery of a breast milk supplement are described which include a nipple component including aperture; a guard component attached to the nipple component; a supplement reservoir including a port with a controllable valve, the supplement reservoir adapted to contain one or more breast milk supplements, a flow conduit disposed within at least a portion of the nipple component and having a first end in fluid communication with the aperture and a second end in fluid communication with the port; a data storage component including a breast milk supplement regimen; and a control unit operably coupled to the controllable valve and the data storage component and including a microprocessor and circuitry, the circuitry including actuation circuitry configured to actuate the controllable valve to module release of the one or more breast milk supplements based on the breast milk supplement regimen.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160284191

Systems to monitor proximity of body portions relative to an environment

A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a device, including: a deformable substrate configured to conform to a skin surface; a sensor assembly including a proximity sensor configured to generate one or more sense signals associated with a proximity of an environmental object relative to the body portion; circuitry configured to receive the one or more sense signals; and a reporting device configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with one or more of the environmental object or the proximity of the environmental object relative to the body portion responsive to instruction by the circuitry; and an external device communicatively coupled with the device, the external device configured to at least one of receive the one or more communication signals from the device or transmit one or more communication signals associated with environmental object characteristics to the device.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160284190

Systems to monitor proximity of body portions relative to an environment

Systems are described for monitoring environmental conditions around extremities to aid in preventing damage associated with physical impact. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate configured to conform to a skin surface of a body portion; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including a proximity sensor configured to generate a sense signal associated with a proximity of an environmental object relative to the body portion; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the sense signal associated with the proximity of an environmental object relative to the body portion; and a reporting device operably coupled to the circuitry and configured to generate a communication signal associated with one or more of the environmental object or the proximity of the environmental object relative to the body portion responsive to instruction by the circuitry.. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160284187

Systems to monitor proximity of body portions relative to an environment

A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including a proximity sensor configured to generate one or more sense signals associated with a proximity of an environmental object relative to the body portion; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals and to determine whether the proximity of the environmental object relative to the body portion changes over a time period; and a reporting device operably coupled to the circuitry and configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with one or more of the environmental object or a change in proximity of the environmental object relative to the body portion responsive to instruction by the circuitry.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160283962

Systems and methods of using black box data to provide incentives for vehicle purchases

A method for incentivizing vehicle purchases includes receiving, by a processing circuit, an indication of a vehicle transaction; receiving, by the processing circuit, an indication of a type of operational data to be provided to the processing circuit as part of the vehicle transaction; receiving, by the processing circuit, an indication of a frequency of transmission of the type of operational data; and providing, by the processing circuit, an incentive for the vehicle transaction based on the type of operational data to be received and the frequency of transmission of the operational data to be provided by a black box.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160282838

Positional applicator device for use with stretchable electronic devices and related methods

Positional applicator devices and methods are for application of stretchable electronics relative to subsurface features of an object. In some embodiments, a positional applicator device for applying a stretchable electronic device to a surface of an object includes: a holder for a stretchable electronic device; a signal emitter positioned to direct an emitted signal toward a surface of an object; a receiver positioned to detect a return signal from the surface of the object; circuitry operably connected to the signal emitter and the receiver, the circuitry configured to compare the emitted signal with the return signal in order to identify surface and subsurface features of the object; circuitry configured to compare the identified features with a map of surface and subsurface features of the object stored in memory; and a positioner, the positioner structured to apply the stretchable electronic device to a position on the surface of the object.. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160282837

Positional applicator device for use with stretchable electronic devices and related methods

Positional applicator devices and methods are for application of stretchable electronics relative to subsurface features of an object. In some embodiments, a positional applicator device for applying a stretchable electronic device to a surface of an object includes: a holder for a stretchable electronic device; a signal emitter positioned to direct an emitted signal toward a surface of an object; a receiver positioned to detect a return signal from the surface of the object; circuitry operably connected to the signal emitter and the receiver, the circuitry configured to compare the emitted signal with the return signal in order to identify surface and subsurface features of the object; circuitry configured to compare the identified features with a map of surface and subsurface features of the object stored in memory; and a positioner, the positioner structured to apply the stretchable electronic device to a position on the surface of the object.. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160282836

Positional applicator device for use with stretchable electronic devices and related methods

Positional applicator devices and methods are for application of stretchable electronics relative to subsurface features of an object. In some embodiments, a positional applicator device for applying a stretchable electronic device to a surface of an object includes: a holder for a stretchable electronic device; a signal emitter positioned to direct an emitted signal toward a surface of an object; a receiver positioned to detect a return signal from the surface of the object; circuitry operably connected to the signal emitter and the receiver, the circuitry configured to compare the emitted signal with the return signal in order to identify surface and subsurface features of the object; circuitry configured to compare the identified features with a map of surface and subsurface features of the object stored in memory; and a positioner, the positioner structured to apply the stretchable electronic device to a position on the surface of the object.. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160282473

Systems, methods and devices for satellite navigation reconciliation

A three-dimensional map of an environment with buildings is used to computationally predict locations and times of global navigation satellite system (gnss) transmission quality. A global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver can reconcile received satellite transmissions with these predicted satellite transmissions. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160280401

Systems, methods and devices for satellite navigation

A three-dimensional map of an environment with buildings is used to computationally predict locations and times of global navigation satellite system (gnss) blockages. For example, in urban environments some of the gnss satellites are occluded by buildings. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279435

Ear stimulation with neural feedback sensing

Systems and related methods for delivering a stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A wearable stimulation device includes a mechanical, electrical, or other type of stimulator secured to a pinna of a subject. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279433

Electroshock device for monitoring target response

An electroshock device for delivering an electrical discharge to a target includes an electrical discharge circuit, and an electrode coupled to the electrical discharge circuit and having an attachment feature attachable to the target. Upon attachment the electrode is enabled to monitor a physiological condition of the target, generate a signal based on the physiological condition, and deliver the electrical discharge to the target. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279025

Recommendation method and system for treatments including ear stimulation

Systems and related methods for controlling delivery of a stimulus to the ear of a subject with an external neural stimulator are described. An external neural stimulation device includes a stimulator carried on an ear of a subject. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279024

Neural stimulation method and system with audio output

Systems and related methods for controlling delivery of a stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A wearable stimulation device includes a mechanical, electrical, or other type of stimulator secured to a pinna of a subject. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279023

User interface method and system for ear stimulation

Systems and related methods for controlling delivery of a stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A wearable stimulation device includes a mechanical, electrical, or other type of stimulator secured to a pinna of a subject. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279022

Method and system for controlling ear stimulation

Systems and related methods for controlling delivery of a stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A wearable stimulation device includes a mechanical, electrical, or other type of stimulator secured to a pinna of a subject. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279021

Vibratory ear stimulation system and method

Systems and related methods for delivering a vibratory stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A mechanical stimulation device may be used to deliver a vibratory stimulus that modulates activity of sensory nerve fiber innervating the pinna. ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160278690

Grooming systems, devices, and methods including detection of hair-covered skin lesions during grooming and including topographical analysis

Systems, devices, and methods are described for acquiring, among other things, lesion information from a hair or fur-covered region of a biological subject.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/29/16 / #20160278628

Unobtrusive active eye interrogation

Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. ... Elwha Llc

09/22/16 / #20160277661

Devices, methods and systems for multi-user capable visual imaging arrays

Computationally implemented methods and systems include accepting input of a request for a particular image of a scene that is larger than the particular image, transmitting the request for the particular image to an image sensor array that includes more than one image sensor and that is configured to capture the scene and retain a subset of the scene that includes the request for the particular image of the scene, receiving only the particular image from the image sensor array, wherein the particular image represents a subset of the scene, and wherein a size characteristic of the particular image is at least partially based on a property of a requestor, and presenting the received particular image to the requestor. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

09/22/16 / #20160277441

Taint injection and tracking

An embodiment or embodiments of an electronic device can comprise an input interface and a hardware component coupled to the input interface. The input interface can be operable to receive a plurality of taint indicators corresponding to at least one of a plurality of taints indicative of potential security risk which are injected from at least one of a plurality of resources. ... Elwha Llc

09/22/16 / #20160272310

Reconfigurable unmanned aircraft system

A reconfigurable unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. A system and method for configuring a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft and system and method for operation and management of a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft in an airspace are also disclosed. ... Elwha Llc

09/22/16 / #20160271367

Printing systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein related to a printing system configured to print a three-dimensional object on a region of interest. The printing system can include one or more steerable actuators that are coupled to and configured to controllably steer the one or more dispense elements. ... Elwha Llc

09/22/16 / #20160270472

Helmet airbag system

An airbag inflation system includes a processing circuit configured to receive object data including positional data regarding an object and at least one of a relative velocity and a relative acceleration of the object relative to a first helmet and control operation of an inflation device to inflate an airbag based on the object data.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/15/16 / #20160267763

System and method for impact prediction and proximity warning

A system for predicting and warning of impacts includes a sensor located remote from a user and configured to acquire user data regarding motion of the user and object data regarding motion of the object; and a processing circuit configured to predict a potential impact between the user and the object based on the user data and the object data; and control operation of a user-wearable warning device to provide a warning output to the user in advance of a predicted time of the potential impact.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/15/16 / #20160265569

Structures and methods for releasable engagement of surfaces

Systems, methods, and apparatuses discloses herein relate to an object that includes an engagement surface defining a recess extending into the object and a movable member received within the recess. The movable member is movable between a first range of positions and a second range of positions, wherein in the first range of positions the movable member is at or below the engagement surface, and wherein in the second range of positions at least a part of the movable member is above the engagement surface.. ... Elwha Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264154

Power system for locomotives

A train includes a fuel storage tank configured to contain liquid fuel, a locomotive including an engine having an intake and configured to combust the fuel in a combustion reaction to provide a power output, an oxidant storage tank configured to contain at least liquid oxygen, and a vaporizer disposed along the flow path between the oxidant storage tank and the intake. The vaporizer is configured to convert a portion of the liquid oxygen into a flow of gaseous oxygen and provide the flow of gaseous oxygen to the intake thereby increasing the power output of the engine.. ... Elwha Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264131

Occupant based vehicle control

A vehicle includes an occupant monitoring system and a processing circuit coupled to the occupant monitoring system. The occupant monitoring system is configured to acquire occupant data regarding an occupant of the vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160261049

Holographic mode conversion for electromagnetic radiation

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with mode conversion for electromagnetic field modification. A mode converting structure (holographic metamaterial) is formed with a distribution of dielectric constants chosen to convert an input electromagnetic field pattern from a first mode to a second mode to attain a target electromagnetic field pattern (near or far) that is different from the input electromagnetic field pattern. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160260069

Devices, methods, and systems for interactions between intermediary devices and extrinsic client devices

Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring an indication of a potential transaction between an extrinsic client configured to use an extrinsic client payment channel and a vendor configured to use a vendor payment channel that is at least partially different than the extrinsic client payment channel, negotiating an agreement to facilitate at least a portion of the potential transaction between the extrinsic client configured to use the extrinsic client payment channel and the vendor configured to use the vendor payment channel, and facilitating at least a portion of the potential transaction in a manner which is configured to appear to the vendor to use the vendor payment channel to facilitate the potential transaction, or is configured to appear to the extrinsic client to use the extrinsic client payment channel to facilitate the potential transaction. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160260067

Devices, methods, and systems for managing one or more resources for one or more extrinsic client entities

Systems, devices, and computationally implemented methods include acquiring a request for assistance in facilitation of a potential transaction between an extrinsic client configured to use an extrinsic client payment channel and a vendor configured to use a vendor payment channel that is at least partially different than the extrinsic client payment channel, identifying a resource to assist in facilitation of the transaction between the extrinsic client and the vendor, said identifying at least partially based on a characteristic of the resource, providing potential transaction data related to one or more of the extrinsic client and the vendor, to the identified resource, to assist in facilitation of the potential transaction, and providing resource data to one or more of the extrinsic client and the vendor, said resource data related to the identified one or more resource. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258643

Systems and methods for regulating an environmental variable within a target zone having multiple inhabitants

A system and associated methods of operation for regulating an environmental variable (such as ambient room temperature) within a target zone. The system includes a sensor system configured to monitor the target zone, detect one or more inhabitants present within the zone, and identify an alpha person from the one or more inhabitants. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258642

Systems and methods for regulating an environmental variable within a target zone having multiple inhabitants

A system and associated methods of operation for regulating an environmental variable (such as ambient room temperature) within a target zone. The system includes an occupancy sensor configured to monitor the target zone and determine a number of inhabitants present within the zone. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258641

Systems and methods for monitoring and automatically regulating an environmental variable within a target zone

A system and associated methods of operation for regulating an environmental variable (such as ambient room temperature) within a target zone. The system includes a sensor system configured to monitor the target zone and measure a skin parameter (such as skin temperature and/or sweat) from an inhabitant occupying the target zone. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258506

Vehicle drivetrain with active magnetic bearings

A vehicle drivetrain includes a magnetic bearing. The vehicle drivetrain includes a motor configured to provide a rotational driving force. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258399

Fuel injector system and method for making air-filled diesel droplets

A fuel injector for an engine includes a connection to a fuel source, a nozzle which provides an outlet from the fuel injector, a fuel path from the fuel source to the nozzle, a valve between the fuel path and the nozzle, and a gas injection mechanism configured to insert a gas core into the fuel.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258255

Underwater oil pipeline heating systems

A system for reducing buildup of solids in pipes used in underwater oil operations is disclosed. The system includes an annular pipe having an inner pipe wall and an outer pipe wall. ... Elwha Llc

09/08/16 / #20160257311

Robotic vehicle control

A vehicle includes a detection system configured to acquire data regarding operation of the vehicle, and a robotic driving device configured to provide robotic control of the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a control system configured to determine whether the robotic driving device is activated, such that the vehicle is in robotic driving mode; receive a request by a prospective operator of the vehicle to deactivate the robotic driving device to initiate a manual driving mode; determine whether the prospective operator is impaired based on the data; and selectively grant or refuse the request based on the determination.. ... Elwha Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253892

Device having a sensor for sensing an object and a communicator for coupling the sensor to a determiner for determining whether a subject may collide with the object

An embodiment of a device includes a sensor and a communicator. The sensor is configured to be attached to a body portion of a subject, to sense an object, and to generate information related to the object. ... Elwha Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253891

Device that determines that a subject may contact a sensed object and that warns of the potential contact

An embodiment of a device includes an image-capture sensor, a determiner, and a notifier. The image-capture sensor is configured to be located on a subject having a body portion and to capture data representative of an image of an object. ... Elwha Llc

09/01/16 / #20160249855

Item attachable to a subject and including a sensor for sensing an object that a body portion of the subject may contact

An embodiment of a device includes at least one sensor, a determiner, and a notifier. The at least one sensor is configured to be located on a body portion of a subject and to sense an object. ... Elwha Llc

08/25/16 / #20160246968

System and method for protecting data stored on a removable data storage device

A system for protecting data stored in a removable data storage device includes a personal electronic device, a removable solid state data storage device operatively coupled to the personal electronic device, and a circuit configured to protect data stored in the data storage device in response to detecting impending removal of the data storage device from the personal electronic device.. . ... Elwha Llc

08/25/16 / #20160245990

Biodegradable optical fibers and methods of use thereof

A device and methods of use thereof are disclosed herein for a biodegradable optical fiber and a method of producing a device including a biodegradable optical fiber. A device is disclosed that includes: a biodegradable optical fiber including; a biodegradable optically functional inner fiber including an optically-transmitting cladding in contact with and surrounding an optically-transmitting core, wherein the inner fiber is biodegradable on a first time scale; and an outer layer in contact with and surrounding the optically-transmitting cladding, wherein the outer layer is biodegradable on a controllably-defined delayed time scale, and the controllably-defined delayed time scale is of greater duration than the first time scale.. ... Elwha Llc

08/25/16 / #20160245515

Nitrogen-reduced combustion air

Described embodiments include a system and method. The system includes a controller configured to generate a nitrogen reduction control signal responsive to a received input. ... Elwha Llc

08/25/16 / #20160244861

Material processing systems and methods

A method of processing material includes positioning a transmitter to engage an ore sample with a sub-millisecond electromagnetic pulse, the ore sample including a conductive mineral particle and a volume of a gangue, specifying a characteristic of the electromagnetic pulse based on a desired energy deposition for the conductive mineral particle using a processing circuit, and selectively depositing energy with the electromagnetic pulse to at least one of melt and vaporize the conductive mineral particle by controlling the transmitter with the processing circuit.. . ... Elwha Llc

08/25/16 / #20160244076

Train suspension control systems and methods

A suspension system for a railway vehicle includes a hub assembly configured to travel along a track, a suspension element coupled to the hub assembly and configured to provide a suspension force, a regulator coupled to the suspension element and configured to selectively adjust the suspension element, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to determine a target configuration for the suspension element using a characteristic of the track at a target position, the target position selected based on a location of the railway vehicle, and engage the regulator based on the target configuration such that the suspension force applied by the suspension element is based on the location of the railway vehicle and the characteristic of the track.. ... Elwha Llc

08/25/16 / #20160242853

Systems and methods for wearable injection guides

Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.. . ... Elwha Llc

08/18/16 / #20160241720

Systems and methods for positioning a user of a hands-free intercommunication system

A hands-free intercom may include a user-tracking sensor, a directional microphone, a directional sound emitter, a display device, and/or a communication interface. The user-tracking sensor may determine a location of a user so the directional microphone can measure vocal emissions by the user and the directional sound emitter can deliver audio to the user. ... Elwha Llc

08/18/16 / #20160241164

Graphene sheet and nanomechanical resonator

A graphene sheet is provided. The graphene sheet includes a carbon lattice and a spatial distribution of defects in the carbon lattice. ... Elwha Llc

08/18/16 / #20160241037

Method and apparatus for storing energy

An energy storage apparatus for storing energy transmitted by a power transmission line includes an elastically deformable component and an actuator-generator. The actuator-generator is coupled to the elastically deformable component such that both mechanical and electrical actuation of the actuator-generator causes a generation of electrical energy by the actuator-generator via a release of tension in the elastically deformable component.. ... Elwha Llc

08/18/16 / #20160240052

Systems and methods for monitoring use of rail on a footpath

A safety rail monitoring system, and associated methods of operation, for monitoring use of a safety rail that borders a footpath to help prevent injuries while the user traverses the footpath. The safety system includes a sensor system for detecting the presence of a user on the footpath and the presence of a contact by the user on the safety rail. ... Elwha Llc

08/18/16 / #20160237690

Systems and methods for monitoring use of rail on a footpath

A safety rail monitoring system, and associated methods of operation, for monitoring use of a safety rail that borders a footpath to help prevent injuries while the user traverses the footpath. The safety system includes a sensor system for detecting the presence of a user on the footpath and the presence of a contact by the user on the safety rail. ... Elwha Llc

08/18/16 / #20160235929

Systems and methods for wearable injection guides

Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.. . ... Elwha Llc

08/11/16 / #20160233557

Electrochemical energy generation system having individually controllable cells

Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes at least two individually controllable electrochemical cells configured to output electric power. ... Elwha Llc

08/11/16 / #20160228720

Electromagnetic field perturbing object having a biocompatible exterior surface and a selected dielectric permittivity value or a selected magnetic permeability value

Described embodiments include an electromagnetic field perturbing object and a method. The electromagnetic field perturbing object includes a biocompatible exterior surface. ... Elwha Llc

08/11/16 / #20160228183

Minimally-invasive tissue ablation using high contrast electric fields

Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes an electromagnetic structure having a surface and a radiofrequency electromagnetic field source. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227259

Devices, methods and systems for visual imaging arrays

Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring a request for particular image data that is part of a scene, transmitting the request for the particular image data to an image sensor array that includes more than one image sensor and that is configured to capture the scene that is larger than the requested particular image data, receiving only the particular image data from the image sensor array, and transmitting the received particular image data to at least one requestor. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227205

Systems and methods for differentiating between dominant and weak eyes in 3d display technology

A method of displaying visual information to different viewer-eyes includes receiving eye strength data indicative of a deficiency of a weak viewer-eye with respect to a dominant viewer-eye. The method further includes causing a 3d-display system to display a first perspective of an image to the weak viewer-eye and causing the 3d-display system to display a second perspective of the image to the dominant viewer-eye. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227096

Devices, methods and systems for visual imaging arrays

Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring a request for particular image data that is part of a scene, transmitting the request for the particular image data to an image sensor array that includes more than one image sensor and that is configured to capture the scene that is larger than the requested particular image data, receiving only the particular image data from the image sensor array, and transmitting the received particular image data to at least one requestor. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160227028

Prioritizing multiple callers with a suggested time for a caller to call back

A computing device includes a memory; and a processing circuit coupled to the memory and configured to receive call data regarding a plurality of telephone calls placed to the computing device, each of the plurality of telephone calls being placed by a caller; prioritize each caller based on the call data and prioritization data stored in the memory, the prioritization data providing an indication of a relationship between each caller and a receiver associated with the computing device and including at least one of electronic contact data, electronic calendar data, and social media data; determine a future time for each caller to speak with the receiver based on the prioritization of each caller; and transmit a message to each caller providing an indication of the future time.. . ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160223668

Systems and methods for concealed radar imaging

A concealed radar imaging system includes a visible light mirror, a radar device positioned behind the visible light mirror, and a processing circuit coupled to the radar device. The visible light mirror includes a reflective layer configured to reflect visible light, and allow a radar signal to pass therethrough. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160223354

Dead reckoning system for vehicles

Described embodiments include a system and method. A system includes a first and second digital imaging devices. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220808

Garment system including at least one sensor and at least one actuator responsive to the sensor and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one sensor and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause a flexible compression garment to selectively constrict or selectively dilate, thereby compressing or relieving compression against at least one body part of a subject. Such selective constriction or dilation can improve muscle functioning or joint functioning during use of motion-conducive equipment, such as an exercise bike or rowing machine.. ... Elwha Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220167

One or more machines/articles/compositions/processes related to traumatic brain injuries

Computationally implemented methods and systems include electronically collecting player acceleration data associated with a head of a sports player, electronically monitoring game time player status data of the sports player, and electronically obtaining player brain injury status data associated with brain injury status of the sports player based at least in part upon the player acceleration data and the game time player status data of the sports player. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

07/28/16 / #20160217259

Systems and methods for facilitating physiological data collection prior to appointment

A method for facilitating physiological data acquisition includes scheduling a medical appointment between a patient and a medical provider. The medical appointment is to be conducted at a medical provider location on an appointment date. ... Elwha Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213316

Devices and methods for remote hydration measurement

Devices and methods are described for a hand-held hydration monitor including a viewfinder including one or more alignment features configured to align with a target on a subject; a micro-impulse radar component; a data storage component including stored information associated with reference reflected pulses correlated with reference hydration states; a user interface; and a computing component including a processor and circuitry, the circuitry including micro-impulse radar control circuitry configured to actuated the micro-impulse radar component, and hydration determination circuitry configured to receive information associated with one or more reflected pulses from a tissue associated with the target on the subject and to compare the information associated with the one or more reflected pulses from the tissue associated with the target on the subject with the stored information associated with the reference reflected pulses correlated with the reference hydration states to determine a relative hydration state of the tissue.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213315

Devices and methods for remote hydration measurement

Devices and methods are described for a hand-held hydration monitor including a micro-impulse radar component; a data storage component including stored information associated with reference reflected pulses correlated with reference hydration states; a user interface; and a computing component including a processor and circuitry, the circuitry including micro-impulse radar control circuitry configured to actuated the micro-impulse radar component, distance-finding circuitry configured to determine a distance between the hand-held hydration monitor and a target location on a subject, and hydration determination circuitry configured to receive information associated with one or more reflected pulses from a target tissue associated with the target location on the subject and to compare the information associated with the one or more reflected pulses from the target tissue with the stored information associated with the reference reflected pulses correlated with the reference hydration states to determine a relative hydration state of the target tissue.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213303

Devices and methods for remote hydration measurement

Devices and methods are described for a hand-held hydration monitor including a location-capture component configured to capture information associated with a location on a subject; a micro-impulse radar component; a data storage component including stored location information and stored information associated with reference reflected pulses correlated with reference hydration states; a user interface; and a computing component including a processor and circuitry, the circuitry including registration circuitry configured to compare the captured information associated with the location on the subject with the stored location information to determine a registration value, micro-impulse radar control circuitry, and hydration determination circuitry configured to receive information associated with one or more reflected pulses from a tissue associated with the location on the subject and to compare the information associated with the one or more reflected pulses from the tissue with the stored information associated with the reference reflected pulses correlated with the reference hydration states to determine a relative hydration state of the tissue.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213300

One or more machines/articles/compositions/processes related to traumatic brain injuries

Computationally implemented methods and systems include electronically collecting player acceleration data associated with a head of a sports player, electronically monitoring game time player status data of the sports player, and electronically obtaining player brain injury status data associated with brain injury status of the sports player based at least in part upon the player acceleration data and the game time player status data of the sports player. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213299

One or more machines/articles/compositions/processes related to traumatic brain injuries

A method substantially as shown and described in the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein. A device substantially as shown and described in the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein.. ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160211537

Active cathode temperature control for metal-air batteries

A metal-air battery is disclosed, including a cathode temperature controller that identifies a power-boosted operating temperature at which a projected power boost exceeds a projected battery lifetime penalty and a temperature regulator that adjusts the cathode temperature to the power-boosted operating temperature using power generated by the metal-air battery when the metal-air battery is in a discharge state.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160210837

System and method for impact prediction and proximity warning

A system for predicting and warning of impacts includes a sensor located remote from a user and configured to acquire user data regarding motion of the user and object data regarding motion of the object; and a processing circuit configured to predict a potential impact between the user and the object based on the user data and the object data; and control operation of a user-wearable warning device to provide a warning output to the user in advance of a predicted time of the potential impact.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160210836

System and method for impact prediction and proximity warning

A system for predicting and warning of impacts includes a sensor located remote from a user and configured to acquire user data regarding motion of the user and object data regarding motion of the object; and a processing circuit configured to predict a potential impact between the user and the object based on the user data and the object data; and control operation of a user-wearable warning device to provide a warning output to the user in advance of a predicted time of the potential impact.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160209557

Camouflage for transmission towers and lines

The present disclosure relates to camouflaged systems and related camouflaging methods. The camouflaged systems can include at least one camouflaged object, including but not limited to transmission lines and transmission towers. ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160209307

Systems and methods for helmet liner evaluation

A helmet testing apparatus including a movable member, a sensor coupled to the movable member and configured to acquire compliance data regarding a liner disposed within a shell of a helmet through engagement of the sensor with the liner, and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160208994

Camouflage for transmission towers and lines

The present disclosure relates to camouflaged systems and related camouflaging methods. The camouflaged systems can include at least one camouflaged object, including but not limited to transmission lines and transmission towers. ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160208589

Systems and methods for enhancing recovery of hydrocarbon deposits

A method for enhancing the recovery of hydrocarbon deposit includes the step of sensing a material property of an underground volume. A three-dimensional map identifying the spatial variation in the sensed material property of the underground volume is generated. ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160206033

Systems and methods for helmet liner evaluation

A helmet testing apparatus including a movable member, a sensor coupled to the movable member and configured to acquire compliance data regarding a liner disposed within a shell of a helmet through engagement of the sensor with the liner, and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160205918

Weed eradication method and apparatus having light redirector

A plant material targeting apparatus includes a light source platform and a light source coupled to the light source platform. The light source is configured to provide a high-intensity light. ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160205917

Weed eradication method and apparatus

A plant material targeting apparatus includes a light source platform that is mobile during a non-use state and is at a fixed location during a use state. The apparatus also includes a light source coupled to the light source platform. ... Elwha Llc

07/21/16 / #20160205872

Systems and methods for pruning plants

An unmanned pruning vehicle includes a pruning device configured to prune plant material from a plant. The unmanned pruning vehicle also includes a processing circuit is configured to control operation of the pruning device to prune a plant.. ... Elwha Llc

07/14/16 / #20160203910

Graphene mounted on aerogel

An apparatus having reduced phononic coupling between a graphene monolayer and a substrate is provided. The apparatus includes an aerogel substrate and a monolayer of graphene coupled to the aerogel substrate.. ... Elwha Llc

07/14/16 / #20160202680

Systems and methods for changing modes of control

A system for controlling equipment according to different modes includes an input device configured to be gripped by a user; and a mechanical control mechanism coupled to the input device and configured to control operation of equipment based on engagement of the user with the input device. The mechanical control mechanism controls operation of the equipment according to a first mode when the degree of engagement between the user and the input device is within a predefined range; and the mechanical control mechanism controls operation of the equipment according to a second mode different from the first mode when the degree of engagement between the user and the input device is outside of the predefined range.. ... Elwha Llc

07/14/16 / #20160201300

Systems and methods for gathering water

A conduit system for gathering water from 1 soil includes multiple conduits configured for insertion into soil. Each conduit includes a wall having an outer surface configured to be exposed to soil and an inner surface defining a central passage. ... Elwha Llc

07/14/16 / #20160200322

Systems and methods for changing modes of control

A system for controlling equipment according to different modes includes an input device configured to be engaged by a user and a control circuit coupled to the input device and configured to control operation of equipment based on engagement of the user with the input device. The control circuit controls operation of the equipment according to a first mode when the degree of engagement between the user and the input device is within a predefined range. ... Elwha Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199983

Systems, devices, and methods including a wheelchair-assist robot

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing, among other things, a wheelchair-assist robot for assisting a wheelchair user with everyday tasks or activities at work, at home, and the like. In an embodiment, the mobile wheelchair-assist robot includes a wheelchair interface component configured to exchange control information with a wheelchair controller. ... Elwha Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199561

Device including multilayer membrane to control fluid drainage and methods of use thereof

A device and methods are disclosed herein for fluid removal during wound treatment or for removal or dialysis of components from blood or tissue. A device is disclosed that includes a multilayer membrane including a plurality of layers; an electroactive polymer within each layer; and a controller operably connected to sequentially activate the electroactive polymer to alter one or more sizes of the plurality of the variably-sized pores within one or more layers of the multilayer membrane. ... Elwha Llc

07/07/16 / #20160196612

Systems and methods for insurance based upon characteristics of a collision detection system

A property of an insurance policy may be determined, at least in part, upon characteristics of a vehicle collision detection system. The characteristics may pertain to any capability, configuration, and/or operating state of the collision detection system (and/or vehicle). ... Elwha Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171860

Notification of incoming projectiles

Described embodiments include a real-time system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an incoming object sensor configured to be worn by a human and to acquire data indicative of a trajectory of an incoming projectile. ... Elwha Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171846

Wearable haptic feedback devices and methods of fabricating wearable haptic feedback devices

Embodiments include wearable haptic feedback devices and methods of fabricating wearable haptic feedback devices. In an illustrative embodiment given by way of non-limiting example, a wearable haptic feedback device includes: a wearable headgear cap; a web disposed within the cap; a plurality of haptic elements disposed about the web and configured to provide haptic feedback to a user; and an interface circuit configured to operatively couple the plurality of haptic elements to an electronic system.. ... Elwha Llc

06/16/16 / #20160169635

Centralized system proving notification of incoming projectiles

Described embodiments include a real-time system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an incoming object sensor configured to acquire data indicative of a trajectory of an incoming projectile. ... Elwha Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167649

Vehicle collision management responsive to traction conditions in an avoidance path

Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes a surface evaluation circuit configured to determine a surface fraction characteristic of at least a portion of a driving surface of a possible collision avoidance path of a vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167186

Power tools and methods for controlling the same

A power tool includes a body, a motor, a sensor and a processor. The body includes an accessory coupler. ... Elwha Llc

06/16/16 / #20160166930

Feedback for enhanced situational awareness

An electronic game feedback system includes a wearable haptic feedback device and a processing circuit. The wearable haptic feedback device includes a plurality of haptic elements configured to provide haptic feedback to a user. ... Elwha Llc

06/09/16 / #20160165146

Devices, methods, and systems for visual imaging arrays

Computationally implemented methods and systems include capturing a scene that includes one or more images, through use of an array of more than one image sensor, selecting a particular portion of the scene that includes at least one image, wherein the selected particular portion is smaller than the scene, transmitting only the selected particular portion from the scene to a remote location, and de-emphasizing pixels from the scene that are not part of the selected particular portion of the scene. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

06/09/16 / #20160163168

Detection and classification of abnormal sounds

An audio surveillance system includes a plurality of nodes and each node includes a microphone, a speaker, and a control unit. The microphone is configured to detect sound and the speaker is configured to provide sound. ... Elwha Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159472

Reconfigurable unmanned aircraft system

A reconfigurable unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. A system and method for configuring a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft and system and method for operation and management of a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft in an airspace are also disclosed. ... Elwha Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159471

System and method for operation and management of reconfigurable unmanned aircraft

A reconfigurable unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. A system and method for configuring a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft and system and method for operation and management of a reconfigurable unmanned aircraft in an airspace are also disclosed. ... Elwha Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158774

Using vortex rings to deliver gases at a distance

A system for delivering vortex rings to an intended target includes a vortex ring generator, one or more component storage containers, and a component additive mechanism. The vortex ring generator is configured to deliver and air vortex rings. ... Elwha Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158399

Using vortex rings to deliver gases at a distance

A system for delivering vortex rings to an intended target includes a vortex ring generator, one or more component storage containers, and a component additive mechanism. The vortex ring generator is configured to deliver and air vortex rings. ... Elwha Llc

06/02/16 / #20160157388

Power supply system and method of managing the same

A power supply system for a data center includes a cooling circuit, an electrochemical power generator, a sensor, and a processor. The cooling circuit includes a fluid configured to receive heat energy generated by a server located in the data center. ... Elwha Llc

06/02/16 / #20160153606

Multi-layer phononic crystal thermal insulators

A thermal insulator includes a plurality of layers. At least some of the layers include phononic crystals having a phononic bandgap, wherein heat transporting phonons within a selected range of frequencies are substantially blocked by each phononic crystal layer. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160150674

Management of exterior temperatures encountered by user of a portable electronic device

Described embodiments include a portable electronic device. The device includes a shell housing components of the portable electronic device having a heat-generating component. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160150602

Microwave heating element

A microwave heating element includes a microwave antenna configured to absorb power from a microwave field in a microwave oven, a housing having a first end coupled to the microwave antenna and a second end configured to be inserted into an item to be heated, and a transmission line positioned within the housing, the transmission line having an end coupled to the microwave antenna. The transmission line is configured to spatially distribute the power absorbed from the microwave field into the item to be heated at a location between the first end and the second end of the housing.. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160150192

Systems and methods for reporting visibility to ground based imaging

A user's vulnerability to ground based imaging may be reported to the user. A positioning subsystem may determine a location of the user. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160148726

Printing of micro wires

A printing device for printing of micro wires includes a first reservoir configured to hold an insulator, and a second reservoir configured to hold a low-melting-temperature metal. The printing device further includes a print head configured to deposit the insulator and the low-melting-temperature metal in contact with each other over at least a portion of a substrate. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160148043

Systems and methods for enhancement of facial expressions

A system for enhancing a facial expression includes a processing circuit configured to receive video of a user, generate facial data corresponding to a face of the user, analyze the facial data to identify a facial expression, enhance the facial data based on the facial expression, and output modified video including the enhanced facial data.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160146473

Heating device with condensing counter-flow heat exchanger

A heating device includes a heating device chamber, a heating element for heating air in the heating device chamber, and a condensing counter-flow heat exchanger including a first flow path that receives outgoing air from the heating device chamber and a second flow path for providing incoming air to the heating device chamber. The first flow path and the second flow path are configured in a counter-flow heat exchange relationship such that the outgoing air flows in a direction opposite the incoming air and the latent heat of evaporated water in the outgoing air is transferred to the incoming air thereby condensing liquid water from the outgoing air.. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160143536

Systems to monitor body portions for injury after impact

Systems are described for monitoring extremities for injury following an impact. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a device including a deformable substrate integrated with a textile; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a physical impact to a body portion and based on detection of a physiological parameter; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals based on detection of the physical impact and to determine whether the physical impact exceeds a threshold impact value, the circuitry configured to instruct the sensor assembly to detect one or more physiological parameters of the body portion when the physical impact exceeds the threshold impact value; and a reporting device operably coupled to the circuitry; and an external device communicatively coupled with the device.. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160143535

Systems to monitor body portions for injury after impact

Systems are described for monitoring extremities for injury or damage following a physical impact. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate integrated with a textile; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a physical impact to a body portion and based on detection of a physiological parameter; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals based on detection of the physical impact and to determine whether the physical impact exceeds a threshold impact value, the circuitry configured to instruct the sensor assembly to detect one or more physiological parameters of the body portion when the physical impact exceeds the threshold impact value; and a reporting device operably coupled to the circuitry.. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160143534

Systems to monitor body portions for injury after impact

Systems are described for monitoring extremities for injury or damage following a physical impact. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a physical impact to a body portion and based on detection of a physiological parameter; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals based on detection of the physical impact and to determine whether the physical impact exceeds a threshold impact value, the circuitry configured to instruct the sensor assembly to detect one or more physiological parameters of the body portion when the physical impact exceeds the threshold impact value; and a reporting device operably coupled to the circuitry.. ... Elwha Llc

05/26/16 / #20160143383

System and method for airbag deployment and inflation

A helmet with an airbag assembly coupled to the shell of the helmet. The airbag assembly includes an airbag and an inflation device. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142613

Devices, methods, and systems for visual imaging arrays

Computationally implemented methods and systems include capturing a scene that includes one or more images, through use of an array of more than one image sensor, selecting a particular portion of the scene that includes at least one image, wherein the selected particular portion is smaller than the scene, transmitting only the selected particular portion from the scene to a remote location, and de-emphasizing pixels from the scene that are not part of the selected particular portion of the scene. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142612

Devices, methods and systems for visual imaging arrays

A method substantially as shown and described the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein. A device substantially as shown and described the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein.. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160141382

Fabrication of nanoscale vacuum grid and electrode structure with high aspect ratio dielectric spacers between the grid and electrode

Some embodiments of vacuum electronics call for a grid that is fabricated in close proximity to an electrode, where, for example, the grid and electrode are separated by nanometers or microns. Methods and apparatus for fabricating a nanoscale vacuum grid and electrode structure are described herein.. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140986

Monitoring treatment compliance using combined performance indicators

Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Two or more patient activities (including e.g., speech activity) are analyzed to determine compliance with a treatment for a brain-related disorder. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140840

Pedestrian warning system

A pedestrian warning system monitors an attention level of a pedestrian and alerts the pedestrian of traffic areas or detected vehicles.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140321

Monitoring treatment compliance using speech patterns passively captured from a patient environment

Methods and systems are described for monitoring patient speech to determine compliance of the patient with a prescribed regimen for treating for a brain-related disorder. Patient speech is detected with an audio sensor at the patient location, and speech data is transmitted to a monitoring location. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140317

Determining treatment compliance using passively captured activity performance patterns

Methods and systems are described for unobtrusively monitoring patient activity to determine compliance of the patient with a prescribed regimen for treating a brain-related disorder. Patient activity associated with routine activities is detected with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135739

Determining treatment compliance using combined performance indicators

Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Patient activity is detected unobtrusively with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135738

Monitoring treatment compliance using passively captured task performance patterns

Methods and systems are described for unobtrusively monitoring patient activity to determine compliance of the patient with a prescribed regimen for treating for a brain-related disorder. Patient activity associated with routine patient activities is detected with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135737

Determining treatment compliance using speech patterns captured during use of a communication system

Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Compliance is determined based upon analysis of the patient's speech detected during use of a communication system such as a mobile telephone by the patient. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135736

Monitoring treatment compliance using speech patterns captured during use of a communication system

Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Patient speech is detected during use of a communication system such as a mobile telephone and analyzed to determine compliance with a treatment for a brain-related disorder, for example. ... Elwha Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135735

Determining treatment compliance using speech patterns passively captured from a patient environment

Methods and systems are described for monitoring patient speech to determine compliance of the patient with a prescribed regimen for treating for a brain-related disorder. Patient speech is detected with an audio sensor at the patient location, and speech data is transmitted to a monitoring location. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160134257

Surface acoustic wave device having end-to-end combinable selectable electrode sub-elements

A described surface acoustic wave device includes a piezoelectric substrate and a configurable electrode assembly. The assembly includes: an array of n rows of m electrically isolated elongated electrode sub-elements arranged end-to-end in columns; a first signal bus proximate to the first row of the n rows; a first matrix of row addressable switches configured to electrically couple the first signal bus with a respective electrode sub-element of the first row of electrode sub-elements; a second signal bus proximate to the nth row of the n rows; a second matrix of addressable row switches configured to electrically couple the second signal bus with a respective electrode sub-element of the nth row of electrode sub-elements; and a plurality of addressable column switches, each addressable column switch respectively configured to electrically couple an electrode of a column of the m columns with an end-to-end adjacent electrode of the same column.. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160134256

Surface acoustic wave device having selectable electrode elements

Described embodiments include a surface acoustic wave device, method, and apparatus. The device includes a piezoelectric substrate and a configurable electrode assembly. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160133821

Surface acoustic wave device having matrices of combinable selectable electrode sub-elements

Described embodiments include a surface acoustic wave device, method, and apparatus. The device includes a piezoelectric substrate and a configurable electrode assembly. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160133820

Surface acoustic wave device having combinable selectable electrode sub-elements

Described embodiments include a surface acoustic wave device, method, and apparatus. The device includes a piezoelectric substrate and a configurable electrode assembly. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160133340

Self-testing data storage devices and methods

Systems and methods for self-testing archival memory devices are described. The memory device includes a data storage component capable of being coded with data. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160133338

Self-testing data storage devices and methods

Systems and methods for self-testing archival memory devices are described. The memory device includes a data storage component capable of being coded with data. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160133289

Topographic feedforward system

A control mechanism may control the height and/or position of a read/write head configured to interact with a rotating information storage surface. A computation unit may compute a detected topography from gap measurements using a dynamic filter including a model of read/write head dynamics. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160131757

Multi-elevational antenna systems and methods of use

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with an antenna system comprising a tension member configured to be towed by an aerial platform and/or secured to an orbiting satellite. In some embodiments, a first end of the tension member may be secured to the aerial platform and the second end may extend unsecured from the aerial platform at a different elevation than the first end. ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160131308

Train propellant management systems and methods

A thermal ballasting method includes providing a train having lng, routing the train to scheduled stops along a train route, forming a ballast cryogen by condensing an atmospheric gas within the train, producing a latent heat, evaporating the lng by transferring the latent heat to the lng, forming a natural gas, fueling the train by consuming the natural gas, and delivering the ballast cryogen to an lng storage site positioned along the train route.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/12/16 / #20160131297

Pipeline leak sealing system and method

A system for sealing a leak within a pipeline for transporting fluid includes a sealing device that is deployable to seal the leak. The sealing device includes a flexible wall formed into a substantially tubular shape defining an opening, and an internal frame coupled to the flexible wall and configured to control a movement of the flexible wall by applying a force to the flexible wall, wherein the movement of the flexible wall moves the sealing device through the pipeline. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160128193

Systems, methods and devices for inter-substrate coupling

Inter-substrate coupling and alignment using liquid droplets can include electrical and plasmon modalities. For example, a set of droplets can be placed on a bottom substrate. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160128192

Systems, methods and devices for inter-substrate coupling

Inter-substrate coupling and alignment using liquid droplets can include electrical and plasmon modalities. For example, a set of droplets can be placed on a bottom substrate. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160126735

Method and apparatus for removal of harmonic noise

An apparatus for removing harmonic noise from a power transmission line transmitting electricity at a primary frequency includes a filter and a controller coupled to the sensor and to an actuator-generator. The filter separates electricity at a harmonic of a primary frequency from the electrical signal transmitted by the power transmission line. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160126217

Systems, methods and devices for inter-substrate coupling

Inter-substrate coupling and alignment using liquid droplets can include electrical and plasmon modalities. For example, a set of droplets can be placed on a bottom substrate. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160124510

Tactile control system

A tactile control system includes a control member configurable between a plurality of physical configurations and configured to receive manual input from a user. The tactile control system also includes a transducer coupled to the control member and configured to generate a signal based on the manual input from the user, and an actuator coupled to the transducer and the control member and configured to change the physical configuration of the control member based on the signal.. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160123941

Remote chemical detection and identification systems and methods

A system for detecting the release of a chemical substance includes a release device configured to release a chemical substance into a surrounding environment based on receipt of a control signal; a signaling device configured to transmit the control signal to the release device; and a sensor device configured to detect the chemical substance in the surrounding environment based on an analysis of the surrounding environment.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160123913

Systems and methods of sensing and/or heating using nanostructures

Various methods for sensing and/or heating that utilize nanostructures or carbon structures, such as nanotubes, nanotube meshes, or graphene sheets, are disclosed. In some methods, at least a pair of contacts are electrically coupled with a given nanostructure or carbon structure to sense a change or to pass a current for heating.. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160123911

Systems and methods for selective sensing and selective thermal heating using nanostructures

Various methods for sensing and/or heating that utilize nanostructures or carbon structures, such as nanotubes, nanotube meshes, or graphene sheets, are disclosed. In some methods, at least a pair of contacts are electrically coupled with a given nanostructure or carbon structure to sense a change or to pass a current for heating.. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160121666

Systems and methods for anticipatory tire pressure control

A vehicle tire pressure control system includes a road sensor configured to acquire road data regarding a road at an advanced location ahead of a current location of a vehicle; a pressure regulator configured to control the air pressure within a tire of the vehicle during operation of the vehicle; and a controller configured to control operation of the pressure regulator and vary the air pressure within the tire based on the road data.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160121144

Air filtering devices and methods

A face mask includes an electrostatically-precipitating filter configured to be removably coupled to a face of a user, a controller operatively coupled to the electrostatically-precipitating filter, and a fastening member configured to removably couple the electrostatically-precipitating filter to the face of the user. The controller is configured to selectively control operation of the electrostatically-precipitating filter in response to an input received by the controller.. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120734

Garment system including at least one sensor and at least one actuator responsive to the sensor and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one sensor, and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to activate a flexible compression garment to selectively constrict or selectively dilate. Such selective constriction or dilation against the at least one body part can improve muscle functioning, or joint functioning during an activity such as a sport or other athletic activity.. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120733

Garment system including at least one sensor and at least one actuator responsive to the sensor and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one sensor, and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to selectively constrict or selectively dilate at least one flexible compression garment. Such selective constriction or dilation of the at least one flexible compression garment against at least one body part can improve muscle functioning or joint functioning during an activity, such as a sport or other activity.. ... Elwha Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120238

Systems and methods for active coupling of airbags

An airbag deployment system includes a helmet, a torso protection assembly, and an airbag assembly. The airbag assembly is coupled to one of the helmet and the torso protection assembly and includes an airbag, an inflation device configured to inflate the airbag, and a first coupling device. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160119977

Nanostructure heaters and heating systems and methods of fabricating the same

Various heaters and arrays of heaters that utilize nanostructures or carbon structures, such as nanotubes, nanotube meshes, or graphene sheets, are disclosed. In various arrangements, at least a pair of contacts are electrically coupled with a given nanostructure or carbon structure to pass a current for heating.. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160118097

Bipolar logic gates on mos-based memory chips

A system uses both mos-based and bipolar-based decoding circuitry in an address decoder for mos-based memory. The system includes a mos-based memory, which includes an array of a plurality of memory cells configured to store data, and an address decoder including mos-based circuitry and bipolar logic circuitry. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160118036

Systems and methods for positioning a user of a hands-free intercommunication system

A hands-free intercom may include a user-tracking sensor, a directional microphone, a directional sound emitter, a display device, and/or a communication interface. The user-tracking sensor may determine a location of a user so the directional microphone can measure vocal emissions by the user and the directional sound emitter can deliver audio to the user. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160118035

Active cancellation of noise in temporal bone

A noise-canceling device includes a processing circuit configured to detect vibrational noise sound waves near a listener's ear using a vibration sensor, generate a vibrational noise-canceling signal, and control operation of a speaker to provide a desired sound signal and the vibrational noise-canceling signal to at least partially cancel the vibrational noise sound waves.. . ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117933

Unmanned aircraft configured for operation in a managed airspace

A system and method for management of airspace for unmanned aircraft is disclosed. The system and method comprises administration of the airspace including designation of flyways and zones with reference to features in the region. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117931

System and method for management of airspace for unmanned aircraft

A system and method for management of airspace for unmanned aircraft is disclosed. The system and method comprises administration of the airspace including designation of flyways and zones with reference to features in the region. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117929

System and method for operation of unmanned aircraft within a managed airspace or flyway

A system and method for management of airspace for unmanned aircraft is disclosed. The system and method comprises administration of the airspace including designation of flyways and zones with reference to features in the region. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117592

Effective response protocols relating to human impairment arising from insidious heterogeneous interaction

Structures and protocols are presented for using an identification of a first entity (an individual) or a second entity (a device or individual, e.g.), and an indication of the first entity not reacting positively (apparently taking offense, e.g.) to an action or expression of the second entity, for triggering one or more decision such as (1) whether or not to discard a recorded data component of a communicative expression of the second entity or (2) whether or not to facilitate a communication to a third entity or (3) whether or not to adjust a performance evaluation of the second party or of content from the second party or (4) whether or not to signal a disruptive emission in a vicinity of the second party.. . ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117264

Systems and methods for preventing data remanence in memory

A system for preventing data remanence in memory is provided. The system includes a computing device, a memory chip coupled to the computing device and including memory, and a heater, the heater configured to prevent data remanence in a memory by providing heat to at least a portion of the memory. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160114104

Medicament infusion system and methods of use thereof

A medicament infusion system and methods of use thereof are disclosed herein for delivery of a medicament from a medicament source reservoir to a patient recipient. A medicament infusion system is disclosed that includes: a cylindrical tubing member having a medicament source connector configured to connect to a medicament source reservoir and a patient recipient connector configured to connect to a patient recipient; a medicament data transmitter operably connected to transmit medicament source data to the medicament source connector; a communication connection embedded within the wall of the cylindrical tubing member to transmit medicament source data from the medicament source connector to the patient recipient connector; a wireless tag operably connected to communicate with the patient recipient connector, the wireless tag configured to transmit the medicament source data; and a controller including circuitry to determine a connection status between the medicament source connector and the patient recipient connector.. ... Elwha Llc

04/28/16 / #20160113815

Systems and methods for chromatic aberration correction

A system for correcting chromatic aberrations in an eye includes a diagnostic system configured to provide aberration data regarding a degree of chromatic aberration within an eye; a laser system; and a processing circuit configured to determine a diffractive lens profile to be applied to corneal tissue of the eye based on the aberration data and a desired correction of the chromatic aberration within the eye; and control operation of the laser system to apply the diffractive lens profile to the corneal tissue.. . ... Elwha Llc

04/07/16 / #20160100200

Systems and methods for providing personalized audio content

A method for providing audio content to a user device in a movie theater includes the steps of personalizing the audio content for the user device based on an identifier and providing the personalized audio content to the user device. In some embodiments, the identifier is based on demographic information about the user. ... Elwha Llc

04/07/16 / #20160100071

Systems and methods for surface covering preparation

A surface covering layout system includes a processing circuit configured to receive image data regarding one or more images associated with a surface to be covered with a surface covering, and generate a surface covering layout based on the image data, the surface covering layout providing an indication of a pattern of a plurality of covering members included in the surface covering.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/31/16 / #20160094832

Unauthorized viewer detection system and method

A system for detecting and responding to an intruding camera. The system includes an electronic media display device having a screen configured to display content, a sensor, and a processing circuit. ... Elwha Llc

03/31/16 / #20160093420

Artificially-structured superconducting materials

A composite medium may be artificially structured to enhance electron-phonon coupling in the composite medium, whereby to enhance a cooper pairing instability in the composite medium. This yields a composite superconductor with superconducting properties (energy gap, critical temperature, etc.) more robust than the superconducting properties of the constituent media. ... Elwha Llc

03/31/16 / #20160093051

Systems and methods for a dual modality sensor system

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for using two imaging modalities for imaging an object at two different resolutions. For example, the system may utilize a first modality (e.g., ultrasound or electromagnetic radiation) to generate image data at a first resolution. ... Elwha Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090828

Systems and methods for releasing methane from clathrates

A system for removing methane from subterranean clathrates includes an oxidant source, a feed pipe, a recovery pipe, and an ignition source. The feed pipe includes an inlet end in fluid communication with the oxidant source and an outlet end configured to be disposed within a subterranean deposit that includes a stored methane gas disposed within a clathrate hydrate. ... Elwha Llc

03/17/16 / #20160077524

Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients

Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example a transport and support vehicle includes a body structure including a plurality of rotatable members operable to frictionally interface the vehicle to a travel path and to move the vehicle along the travel path, and a surface structured and dimensioned to support an individual subject. ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160070267

Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients

Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example, a transport and support vehicle includes a body structure including a plurality of rotatable members operable to frictionally interface the vehicle to a travel path and to move the vehicle along the travel path, and a surface structured and dimensioned to support an individual subject. ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160070260

Unmanned device utilization methods and systems

Structures and protocols are presented for configuring an unmanned aerial device to perform a task, alone or in combination with other entities, or for using data resulting from such a configuration or performance.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068243

Natural gas transport vessel

A lightweight transport vessel transports compressed natural gas underwater without needing to liquefy the gas for transport.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160067467

Systems, methods, and devices addressing the gastro-intestinal tract

Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to an implantable device, systems, and methods related thereto, that includes at least one sensor and/or therapeutic agent delivery depot. In one embodiment, the system and device include means for detecting general or specific biological agents in a subject's intestinal tract, and utilizing the information from the detection for determining the timing and content of any therapeutic treatment needed by the subject.. ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160067466

Systems, methods, and devices addressing the gastro-intestinal tract

Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to an implantable device, systems, and methods related thereto, that includes at least one sensor and/or therapeutic agent delivery depot. In one embodiment, the system and device include means for detecting general or specific biological agents in a subject's intestinal tract, and utilizing the information from the detection for determining the timing and content of any therapeutic treatment needed by the subject.. ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160066855

Systems, methods, and devices addressing the gastro-intestinal tract

Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to an implantable device, systems, and methods related thereto, that includes at least one sensor and/or therapeutic agent delivery depot. In one embodiment, the system and device include means for detecting general or specific biological agents in a subject's intestinal tract, and utilizing the information from the detection for determining the timing and content of any therapeutic treatment needed by the subject.. ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160066831

Systems, methods, and devices addressing the gastro-intestinal tract

Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to an implantable device, systems, and methods related thereto, that includes at least one sensor and/or therapeutic agent delivery depot. In one embodiment, the system and device include means for detecting general or specific biological agents in a subject's intestinal tract, and utilizing the information from the detection for determining the timing and content of any therapeutic treatment needed by the subject.. ... Elwha Llc

03/10/16 / #20160066514

Methods for modulating photosynthetic activity

A method is provided for modulating transpiration in an organism that is capable of photosynthesis, where the method includes contacting the organism with a composition including an effective amount of an oxygen antagonist. Also provided is an apparatus for modulating transpiration in an organism that is capable of photosynthesis.. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160064205

Liquid filament for incandescent lights

A filament for a light bulb includes a tube and a filament material within the tube, wherein the filament material is configured to be in a liquid state while the light bulb is in use.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160064031

Systems and methods for atomic film data storage

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with data storage using atomic films, such as graphene, boron nitride, or silicene. A platter assembly may include at least one platter that has one or more substantially planar surfaces. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160063368

Time-dependent identification systems, methods, and uses thereof

The present disclosure provides for identification systems and related methods of use. The disclosed identification systems can include a first ink and a second ink, each of which can comprise one or more time-dependent properties. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160063318

Systems, methods, and devices for tracking attention of viewers of a display device

An apparatus or system includes a permission management component, a usage component, an attention component, and a report component. The permission management component is configured to determine a permission level corresponding to a display device. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160063268

Systems, methods, and devices for gathering display device usage data

A display device includes one or more sensors to sense activity in a physical region near the display, as well as a permission component, account component, and a data gathering component. The permission component is configured to determine a permission level corresponding to the display device. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160059610

Time-dependent identification systems, methods, and uses thereof

The present disclosure provides for identification systems and related methods of use. The disclosed identification systems can include a first ink and a second ink, each of which can comprise one or more time-dependent properties. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058914

Gastrointestinal device with associated microbe-promoting agents

A gastrointestinal device and methods of manufacturing said gastrointestinal device are described and include a flexible tubular structure including an inner surface and an outer surface, at least one microbe-promoting agent associated with at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface, the at least one microbe-promoting agent configured to promote attraction, colonization, and growth of at least one type of commensal microbe, and a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end and the distal end forming a flow conduit through the flexible tubular structure; and at least one anchor structure including one or more gastric wall-engaging components configured to engage a wall of the gastrointestinal tract of the subject.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058803

Adjuncts for gastrointestinal devices

An adjunct for a gastrointestinal device and a system including said adjunct are described herein and include a substrate configured to attach to a gastrointestinal device, the substrate including a first surface and a second surface, and at least one microbe-promoting agent associated with at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the substrate, the at least one microbe-promoting agent configured to promote at least one of attraction, colonization, and growth of at least one type of commensal microbe.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058644

Garment system including at least one muscle or joint activity sensor and at least one actuator responsive to the sensor and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one muscle or at least one joint activity sensor, and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one muscle or the at least one joint activity sensor to cause a flexible compression garment to selectively compress against or selectively relieve compression against at least one body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.. ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058593

Gastrointestinal device with associated microbe-promoting agents

A gastrointestinal device and methods of manufacturing said gastrointestinal device are described and include a flexible tubular structure including a layered wall, the flexible tubular structure including at least one microbe-promoting agent encased in the layered wall, the microbe-promoting agent configured to promote at least one of attraction, colonization, and growth of at least one type of commensal microbe, and a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end and the distal end forming a flow conduit through the flexible tubular structure; and at least one anchor structure including one or more gastric wall-engaging components configured to engage a wall of the gastrointestinal tract of the subject.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058592

Gastrointestinal device with associated commensal microbes

A gastrointestinal device and methods of manufacturing said gastrointestinal device are described and include a flexible tubular structure including a layered wall, the flexible tubular structure including a plurality of at least one type of commensal microbe encased in the layered wall, the layered wall configured to allow an interaction between the plurality of the at least one type of commensal microbe and an ingested product within the flexible tubular structure, and a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end and the distal end forming a flow conduit through the flexible tubular structure; and at least one anchor structure including one or more gastric wall-engaging components configured to engage a wall of the gastrointestinal tract of the subject.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058591

Gastrointestinal device with associated commensal microbes

A gastrointestinal device and methods of manufacturing said gastrointestinal device are described and include a flexible tubular structure including an inner surface and an outer surface, a plurality of at least one type of commensal microbe associated with at least a portion of at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface, and a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end and the distal end forming a flow conduit through the flexible tubular structure; and at least one anchor structure including one or more gastric wall-engaging components configured to engage a wall of the gastrointestinal tract of the subject.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058543

Adjuncts for gastrointestinal devices

An adjunct for a gastrointestinal device and a system including said adjunct are described herein and include a substrate configured to attach to a gastrointestinal device, the substrate including a first surface and a second surface, and a plurality of at least one type of commensal microbe associated with at least a portion of at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the substrate.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160054032

Phase-change cooling of subterranean power lines

A cooling system for a subterranean power line may include a cooling tube configured to house a fluid. Heat generated by the subterranean power line may be radiated and/or conducted to the cooling tube and absorbed by the fluid within the cooling tube. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052644

Unmanned aerial vehicle having an onboard cleaning device

Described embodiments include an unmanned aerial vehicle and a method. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes an airframe, and a rotary wing system coupled with the airframe and configured to aerodynamically lift the vehicle in the air. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052139

Systems, devices, and methods including a wheelchair-assist robot

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing, among other things, a wheelchair-assist robot for assisting a wheelchair user with everyday tasks or activities at work, at home, and the like. In an embodiment, the mobile wheelchair-assist robot includes a wheelchair interface component configured to exchange control information with a wheelchair controller. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052138

Systems, devices, and methods including a wheelchair-assist robot

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing, among other things, a wheelchair-assist robot for assisting a wheelchair user with everyday tasks or activities at work, at home, and the like. In an embodiment, the mobile wheelchair-assist robot includes a wheelchair interface component configured to exchange control information with a wheelchair controller. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052137

Systems, devices, and methods including a wheelchair-assist robot

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing, among other things, a wheelchair-assist robot for assisting a wheelchair user with everyday tasks or activities at work, at home, and the like. In an embodiment, the mobile wheelchair-assist robot includes a wheelchair interface component configured to exchange control information with a wheelchair controller. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052126

Structural assessment, maintenance, and repair apparatuses and methods

Systems for cleaning a structure via a robot are described. The robot includes a body. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052027

Surface cleaning unmanned aerial vehicle

Described embodiments include an unmanned aerial vehicle and a method. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes an airframe and a rotary wing system coupled with the airframe and configured to aerodynamically lift the vehicle in the air. ... Elwha Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052026

Surface cleaning unmanned aerial vehicle

Described embodiments include an unmanned aerial vehicle and a method. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes an airframe and a rotary wing system coupled with the airframe and configured to aerodynamically lift the vehicle in the air. ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160049052

Systems and methods for positioning a user of a hands-free intercommunication system

A hands-free intercom may include a user-tracking sensor, a directional microphone, a directional sound emitter, a display device, and/or a communication interface. The user-tracking sensor may determine a location of a user so the directional microphone can measure vocal emissions by the user and the directional sound emitter can deliver audio to the user. ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048264

Self-cleaning substrate

Provided is a self-cleaning substrate system. The system includes a substrate and a cleaner coupled to the substrate, wherein the cleaner includes at least one of an electrode, an ultrasound emitter, or a coronal wind generator. ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160047345

Heat transfer systems for internal combustion engines and methods

A heat transfer system for use in an internal combustion engine and related methods are disclosed. The heat transfer system may be configured to absorb and transfer heat from a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160047344

Heat transfer systems for internal combustion engines and methods

A heat transfer system for use in an internal combustion engine and related methods are disclosed. The heat transfer system may be configured to absorb and transfer heat from a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045685

Methods, systems, and devices related to a supplemental inhaler

The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods that may be used to supplement inhaler use.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045683

Systems, methods, and devices to incentivize inhaler use

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices that may be used to incentivize inhaler use.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045682

Methods, systems, and devices related to delivery of alcohol with an inhaler

The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods that may be used to controllably deliver alcohol to a subject using an inhaler.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045681

Systems, methods, and devices to incentivize inhaler use

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices that may be used to incentivize inhaler use.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045157

Systems, methods, and devices to incentivize inhaler use

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices that may be used to incentivize inhaler use.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/11/16 / #20160042939

Low pressure lamp using non-mercury materials

A mercury-free low-pressure lamp having a bulb is provided. The bulb includes a non-mercury emissive material. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160036259

Controllable energy transfer between portable devices

An energy transfer apparatus includes a cable having first end with a first connector operably coupled thereto and a second end with a second connector operably coupled thereto. The energy transfer apparatus also includes a control unit coupled to the cable. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160036133

Apparatus for reducing scattering and methods of using and making same

An apparatus for reducing electromagnetic scattering includes a first component having a plurality of curved segments, each including a first reflective material, and together forming an enclosed cavity; and a second component having a plurality of flat or cylindrically-curved segments, each comprising a second reflective material. The second component is positioned external to the cavity.. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035057

Method and apparatus for designating patients according to sleep patterns

A method and apparatus can include a patient profile module configured to process input data specific to at least one patient under the care of a health care facility to generate patient profile data, where a patient profile can include a sleep profile. The apparatus can further include a service delivery module configured to process input data specific to a facility or location and patient profile data to generate output data including information associated with delivery of services to patients. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035056

Method and apparatus for designating patients according to sleep patterns

A method and apparatus can include a patient profile module configured to process input data specific to at least one patient under the care of a health care facility to generate patient profile data, where a patient profile can include a sleep profile. The apparatus can further include a service delivery module configured to process input data specific to a facility or location and patient profile data to generate output data including information associated with delivery of services to patients. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160034754

Autogenerating video from text

A method of converting user-selected printed text to a synthesized image sequence is provided. The method includes capturing a first image of printed text and generating a model information associated with the text.. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160034671

Method and apparatus for designating patients according to sleep patterns

A method and apparatus can include a patient profile module configured to process input data specific to at least one patient under the care of a health care facility to generate patient profile data, where a patient profile can include a sleep profile. The apparatus can further include a service delivery module configured to process input data specific to a facility or location and patient profile data to generate output data including information associated with delivery of services to patients. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030721

Device, system, and method for delivery of sugar glass stabilized compositions

Devices, methods, and compositions are described that includes an implantable device including one or more compartments. One or more pharmaceutically effective compounds stabilized in a sugar glass composition, at least one of the one or more stabilized pharmaceutically effective compounds in the sugar glass composition enclosed within the one or more compartments; and one or more reservoirs configured to provide access for one or more release agents to an interior of the sugar glass composition, wherein the one or more reservoirs are configured to controllably dispense the one or more release agents to disrupt the sugar glass composition from the interior of the sugar glass composition.. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160029963

Medically active toys

Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to smart systems, methods, and devices for testing, monitoring, and/or diagnosing a subject based on assessment of one or more physiological parameters and/or biological agents. In an embodiment, a smart toy device is employed, optionally as part of a system, to engage with a subject by way of one or more sensors embedded in the toy device. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160029962

Medically active toys

Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to smart systems, methods, and devices for testing, monitoring, and/or diagnosing a subject based on assessment of one or more physiological parameters and/or biological agents. In an embodiment, a smart toy device is employed, optionally as part of a system, to engage with a subject by way of one or more sensors embedded in the toy device. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160029716

Customized face mask

A face mask includes a covering member configured to cover facial features of a face of a user, the covering member including an air-permeable filter member; and a facial image provided on an outward facing surface of the covering member, the facial image being generated based on an image of the user and representing covered facial features of the user. The face mask further includes a fastening member configured to secure the covering member over the face of the user.. ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160029613

Systems and methods for deactivating plant material outside of a growing region

A system for deactivating plant material outside of a growing region includes an emitter device configured to deactivate plant material, a sensor configured to remotely detect plant material outside of the growing region, and a controller configured to aim and activate the emitter device to deactivate the plant material in response to the plant material being detected by the sensor.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/04/16 / #20160029612

Systems and methods for deactivating plant material outside of a growing region

A system for deactivating plant material outside of a growing region to prevent propagation of designated plant material outside of the growing region includes an imaging sensor configured to remotely detect plant material outside of the growing region, a vehicle including a sampling implement configured to collect a sample of plant material, a plant sensor configured to analyze the sample of plant material, a deactivation device configured to deactivate plant material, and a controller configured to direct the vehicle to the plant material detected by the imaging sensor, cause the sampling implement to collect the sample from the detected plant material, cause the plant sensor to analyze the sample, and, when the sample is determined to be designated for deactivation, cause the deactivation device to deactivate the detected plant material.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/28/16 / #20160028544

Random number generator functions in memory

A memory device includes but is not limited to an integrated circuit substrate, integrated circuit memory integrated onto the integrated circuit substrate and apportioned into a plurality of memory segments, and security logic integrated with the integrated circuit memory onto the integrated circuit substrate. The security logic can include at least random number generator logic apportioned into two or more logic segments configured to perform at least one random number generator function in association with at least one memory segment of the plurality of memory segments. ... Elwha Llc

01/28/16 / #20160021925

Food printing additive layering substrate structure ingestible material preparation system and method

A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure directed energy operations including directing energy to treat at least in part the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160018495

Cancellation of an electric field component of a magnetic field generated by artificially structured electromagnetic unit cells

Described embodiments include a system, apparatus, and method. An apparatus includes an assemblage of artificially structured electromagnetic unit cells. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160018494

Artificially structured unit cells providing localized b1 magnetic fields for mri and nmr devices

Described embodiments include a system, apparatus, and method. An apparatus includes an array of at least two groups of at least two artificially structured electromagnetic unit cells. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160018492

Electronically controllable groups of artificially structured unit cells providing localized b1 magnetic fields for mri and nmr devices

Described embodiments include a system, apparatus, and method. A system includes an array of at least two groups of at least two artificially structured electromagnetic unit cells. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160018491

Artificially structured b1 magnetic field generator for mri and nmr devices

Described embodiments include an apparatus, and a method. An apparatus includes an array of at least two artificially structured electromagnetic unit cells. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160018264

Systems and methods for microwave sensing of object properties

A thermal sensing device can include an electromagnetic radiation source configured to generate electromagnetic radiation, a first antenna configured to direct electromagnetic radiation generated by the radiation source toward a target, and a second antenna configured to receive microwave radiation emitted from an internal portion of the target. The thermal sensing device can also include a microwave sensor coupled to the second antenna and configured to acquire sensor data regarding the microwave radiation emitted from an internal portion of the target. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160017790

Adjustment of engine operating conditions

A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an air intake coupled to the internal combustion engine and configured to intake air and supply the air to the engine, a temperature controller coupled to the air intake and to the internal combustion engine, and a control system coupled to the air intake, the internal combustion engine, and to the temperature controller. The control system being configured to receive engine operating data and control a temperature of the air via operation of the temperature controller to control an operating condition of the engine.. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015972

Epidermal electronics to monitor repetitive stress injuries and arthritis

Systems and methods are described for monitoring, treating, and preventing a repetitive stress injury, arthritis or other medical condition. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate configured to interface with a skin surface; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including a motion sensor and a physiological sensor, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a movement of a body portion by the motion sensor and a physiological parameter of the body portion by the physiological sensor; a processor operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to affect the body portion responsive to control by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015842

Heat-sanitization of surfaces

Solutions for limiting the undesirable spread of pathogens by indirect contact are provided. The solutions involve heat-sanitization of contact regions on articles or fixtures by flowing selected electromagnetic radiation energy through underlying waveguide structures substantially parallel to the contact regions.. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015299

Use of epidermal electronic devices to measure orientation

An epidermal electronics device includes a barrier layer configured to be coupled to a body part of a user, a sensor configured to acquire orientation data regarding the epidermal electronics device, and a control circuit configured to determine at least one of an orientation and an angular motion of the body part based on the orientation data.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015280

Epidermal electronics to monitor repetitive stress injuries and arthritis

Systems and methods are described for monitoring, treating, and preventing a repetitive stress injury, arthritis or other medical condition. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate configured to interface with a skin surface; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including a motion sensor and a physiological sensor, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a movement of a body portion by the motion sensor and a physiological parameter of the body portion by the physiological sensor; a processor operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to affect the body portion responsive to control by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015005

Remote pet monitoring systems and methods

A system for monitoring a pet includes a base station and a first monitoring device configured to capture first data relating to a first monitored area and to transmit the first data to the base station. The system further includes a second monitoring device configured to capture second data relating to a second monitored area and to transmit the second data to the base station, wherein the first monitored area and the second monitored area are adjacent. ... Elwha Llc

01/14/16 / #20160014255

Customized hardware selection for a mobile phone

A method of customizing hardware by an end user for a mobile phone is provided. The method includes receiving from an end-user a selection of a mobile phone shell from a set of mobile phone shells, sending to the end-user a subset of interchangeable hardware components having different functions, and receiving from the end-user a selection of at least one hardware component from the subset of interchangeable hardware components. ... Elwha Llc

01/14/16 / #20160014254

Customized hardware selection for a mobile phone

A method of customizing hardware by an end user for a mobile phone is provided. The method includes receiving from an end-user a selection of a mobile phone shell from a set of mobile phone shells, sending to the end-user a subset of interchangeable hardware components having different functions, and receiving from the end-user a selection of at least one hardware component from the subset of interchangeable hardware components. ... Elwha Llc

01/14/16 / #20160013009

Variable field emission device

A field emission device is configured as a heat engine, wherein the configuration of the heat engine is variable.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/14/16 / #20160008556

Needle insertion system and method for inserting a movable needle into a vertebrate subject

A needle insertion system is disclosed that includes a moveable hollow needle having a distal tip configured to be transdermally inserted into a vertebrate subject at an insertion-target region; at least one sensor operable to detect skin structure at a position in proximity to the distal tip of the moveable needle in the insertion-target region; and control circuitry operably coupled to the at least one sensor and configured to receive information therefrom indicating the skin structure at the insertion-target region in proximity to the distal tip, and the control circuitry configured to output moveable needle targeting instructions to control movement of the moveable needle into the skin in response to one or more signals from the at least one sensor detecting the skin structure in proximity to the distal tip. A method for inserting a movable needle of a needle insertion system into a vertebrate subject is disclosed.. ... Elwha Llc

01/14/16 / #20160007650

Usage control of electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a housing, an atomizer disposed in the housing, and a control circuit disposed in the housing and configured to control operation of the atomizer based on time data regarding a current time.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/07/16 / #20160000548

Devices, methods, and systems related to expandable implants

Certain embodiments described herein relate to expandable, reversible implants. In an embodiment, the implants are controllable by way of at least one biochemical, chemical, or physical means. ... Elwha Llc

01/07/16 / #20160000547

Devices, methods, and systems related to expandable implants

Certain embodiments described herein relate to expandable, reversible implants. In an embodiment, the implants are controllable by way of at least one biochemical, chemical, or physical means. ... Elwha Llc

01/07/16 / #20160000546

Devices, methods, and systems related to expandable implants

Certain embodiments described herein relate to expandable, reversible implants. In an embodiment, the implants are controllable by way of at least one biochemical, chemical, or physical means. ... Elwha Llc








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