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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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Systems and methods for rule-based user control of audio rendering

A sound processing system includes a sound input device for providing a sound input, a sound output device for providing a sound output, and processing electronics including a processor and a memory, wherein the processing electronics is configured to receive a target sound input identifying a target sound, receive a rule input establishing a sound processing rule that references the target sound, receive a sound input from the sound input device, analyze the sound input for the target sound, process the sound input according to the sound processing rule in view of the analysis of the sound input, and provide a processed sound output to the sound output device.. . ... Elwha Llc

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

Enhanced photoluminescence

Described embodiments include a plasmonic apparatus and method. The plasmonic apparatus includes a substrate having a first negative-permittivity layer comprising a first plasmonic surface. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for ultrasonic velocity and acceleration detection

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with determining velocity and/or acceleration information using ultrasound. A system may include one or more ultrasonic transmitters and/or receivers. ... Elwha Llc

Taggant for cement authentication

A traceable cement mixture includes a volume of cementitious material, a plurality of taggants disposed within the volume of cementitious material according to a taggant mix ratio that is specified based on a quality of the cementitious material, and a volume of an additional material mixed with the volume of cementitious material according an additional material mix ratio.. . ... Elwha Llc

Modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile

Systems and methods are described for modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile including an ingredient-microbe interaction dataset including information associated with interactions between reference cosmetic ingredients and types of reference microbes; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive information associated with the microbe profile of an individual, receive information associated with an ingredient list of the cosmetic product, compare the microbe profile of the individual and the ingredient list of the cosmetic product to the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset, identify an interaction between at least one cosmetic ingredient in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual, recommend a modification to the ingredient list in response to an identified interaction, and report to a user the recommended modification.. . ... Elwha Llc

Selectively stiffenable assemblies, protective garments for protecting an individual, and systems and methods of using the same

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to selectively stiffenable assemblies, protective garments and systems that include such selectively stiffenable assemblies for protecting one or more body portions of an individual wearing the protective garment.. . ... Elwha Llc

Managing environmental exposure to combustion products

Described embodiments include a system and a method. The system includes a sensor device configured to measure a combustion product in an exhaust stream generated by a fossil-fueled combustion apparatus. ... Elwha Llc

Managing environmental exposure to combustion products

Described embodiments include a system and a method. The system includes a sensor device configured to measure a combustion product in an exhaust stream from a fossil-fueled combustion apparatus. ... Elwha Llc

Odorant-releasing utensil

In an aspect, an eating utensil includes a controllable odorant emitter for delivering an odorant to a person who is eating or drinking from the eating utensil. The odorant may be delivered orthonasally or retronasally. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for monitoring compression with compression bandages having stretchable electronics

Systems and methods are described for monitoring compression applied by a compression bandage to a body portion of an individual. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a textile configured to conform to a body portion of an individual subject; one or more strain gauges integrated with the textile, the one or more strain gauges configured to generate one or more sense signals associated with a strain of the textile; circuitry operably coupled to the one or more strain gauges and configured to receive the one or more sense signals associated with the strain of the textile; and a reporter operably coupled to the circuitry and configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with the strain of the textile responsive to instruction by the circuitry when the strain of the textile is less than or greater than a threshold strain value.. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for monitoring compression with compression bandages having stretchable electronics

Systems and methods are described for monitoring compression applied by a compression bandage to a body portion of an individual. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate integrated with a textile configured to conform to a body portion; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including one or more strain gauges configured to generate one or more sense signals associated with a strain of the textile; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals associated with the strain of the textile; and a reporter operably coupled to the circuitry and configured to generate one or more communication signals responsive to instruction by the circuitry, the one or more communication signals associated with the strain of the textile.. ... Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for surface covering preparation

A method of determining a layout for a surface covering includes receiving, with a tool system, layout data that is based on data associated with a surface to be covered with a surface covering, and providing an indication of a pattern of a plurality of covering members included in the surface covering. The layout data provides an indication of a cutting pattern for the surface covering. ... Elwha Llc

Electronically determining compliance of a medical treatment of a subject with a medical treatment plan for the subject

Systems, devices, and methods are described for tracking, registering, etc. Of medical staff, patients, instrumentation, events, or the like according to a treatment staging plan. ... Elwha Llc

11/30/17 / #20170344771

Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest

According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag. ... Elwha Llc

11/23/17 / #20170336507

Systems and methods for detecting soil characteristics

A soil detection and planting apparatus. The apparatus includes a vehicle and a controller coupled to the vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

11/23/17 / #20170336505

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

11/16/17 / #20170330250

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

11/16/17 / #20170326013

Systems, devices, and methods including a wearable lift device

Devices, systems, and methods are described including a wearable lift device including a flexible material having a shape sufficient to encircle a portion of a subject's body; a fastener configured to secure the flexible material around the portion of the subject's body; at least one lift attachment element associated with the flexible material at one or more lift attachment sites, the at least one lift attachment element configured to attach the wearable lift device to a lift apparatus; a load sensor associated with at least one of the one or more lift attachment sites or along a load path between the one or more lift attachment sites; a microcontroller including circuitry configured to receive and process information regarding the measured load; and a reporting device operably coupled to the microcontroller and configured to transmit one or more signals indicative of the processed information regarding the measured load.. . ... Elwha Llc

11/16/17 / #20170325533

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

11/16/17 / #20170325525

Systems, devices, and methods including a lift garment

Devices, systems, and methods are described including a lift garment having a fabric-like material shaped to encircle a torso and at least a portion arms and legs of a subject; at least one lift attachment element associated with the fabric-like material at at least one of one or more lift attachment sites, the at least one lift attachment element configured to attach the lift garment to a lift apparatus; one or more physiological sensors configured to measure at least one physiological parameter of the subject; a microcontroller including circuitry configured to receive and process information regarding the measured at least one physiological parameter of the subject; and a reporting device operably coupled to the microcontroller and configured to transmit one or more signals indicative of the processed information regarding the measured at least one physiological parameter of the subject.. . ... Elwha Llc

11/16/17 / #20170325524

Systems, devices, and methods including a lift garment

Devices, systems, and methods are described including a lift garment having a fabric-like material shaped to encircle a torso and at least a portion of arms and legs of a subject; at least one lift attachment element associated with the fabric-like material at at least one of one or more lift attachment sites, the at least one lift attachment element configured to attach the lift garment to a lift apparatus; a load sensor associated with at least one of the one or more lift attachment sites or along at least one load path between the one or more lift attachment sites; a microcontroller including circuitry configured to receive and process information regarding the measured load; and a reporting device operably coupled to the microcontroller and configured to transmit one or more signals indicative of the processed information regarding the measured load.. . ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170324483

Systems and methods for transmitting routable optical energy packets

A system for transmitting routable energy packets includes an optical power source and a processing circuit. The optical power source is configured to generate an optical power packet having optical energy, generate an optical data packet comprising routing information configured to control a route of the optical power packet, and transmit the optical power packet and the optical data packet via a conduit. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170323755

Applications of graphene grids in vacuum electronics

Graphene grids are configured for applications in vacuum electronic devices. A multilayer graphene grid is configured as a filter for electrons in a specific energy range, in a field emission device or other vacuum electronic device. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170323572

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

11/09/17 / #20170323257

Systems and methods for adjusting a pick up schedule for an unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) may be used to deliver a package. The uav may include a communication interface configured to receive a request to transport a package from a customer and a navigation unit configured to direct the uav to the package. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170323256

Systems and methods for adjusting freight charges for an unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) may be used to deliver a package. The uav may include a communication interface configured to receive a request to transport a package from a customer and a navigation unit configured to direct the uav to the package. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170321897

Managing emission produced by a combustion device

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The system includes a sensor device configured to measure an unburned fuel component in an exhaust stream generated by a gas-fueled combustion device. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170321896

Managing emission produced by a combustion device

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The system includes a sensor device configured to measure an unburned fuel component in an exhaust stream from a gas-fueled combustion device. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170319841

Using ultrasound shear-waves to enhance skin permeability

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes a medicament-eluting device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. ... Elwha Llc

11/09/17 / #20170319840

Using ultrasound shear-waves to enhance skin permeability

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an extracellular-fluid collection device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. ... Elwha Llc

10/26/17 / #20170308824

System and methods for verifying that one or more directives that direct transport of a second end user does not conflict with one or more obligations to transport a first end user

Computationally implemented methods and systems that are designed for receiving one or more first directives that direct a transportation vehicle unit to transport a first end user; receiving, while the transportation vehicle unit is en route to or is transporting the first end user, one or more second directives that direct the transportation vehicle unit to transport a second end user while transporting the first end user, the transportation vehicle unit having been determined to be able to accommodate transport of the second end user while transporting the first end user; and verifying that compliance with the one or more second directives will not conflict with one or more obligations to transport the first end user by the transportation vehicle unit. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

10/26/17 / #20170307126

Systems and methods for pipeline device propulsion

A method for sealing a leak in a pipeline used to transport fluid includes positioning a sealing device within the pipeline, moving the sealing device through the pipeline to a leak location, and internally generating an inflation pressure to inflate the sealing device to substantially cover a leak opening and limit release of the fluid from the pipeline.. . ... Elwha Llc

10/26/17 / #20170304639

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

10/26/17 / #20170303621

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

10/12/17 / #20170293884

Systems and methods for transporting packages via an unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) may be used to deliver a package. The uav may include a communication interface configured to receive a request to transport a package. ... Elwha Llc

10/12/17 / #20170293053

Systems for tunable nanocube plasmonic resonators and methods for forming

The present disclosure is directed to systems for tuning nanocube plasmonic resonators and methods for forming tunable plasmonic resonators. A tunable plasmonic resonator system can include a substrate and a nanostructure positioned on a surface of the substrate. ... Elwha Llc

10/05/17 / #20170285754

Systems and methods for providing gesture indicative data via a head wearable computing device

Computationally implemented methods and systems include facilitating a head wearable computing device to receive one or more solicitations via one or more solicitation signals that solicit to provide to a limb wearable computing device gesture indicative data that is indicative of one or more user gestures, the head wearable computing device being designed to be worn on a head of a user and the limb wearable computing device being designed to be worn around a limb of a user; and directing the head wearable computing device to transmit to the limb wearable computing device the gesture indicative data via one or more low-power gesture indicative data signals, the limb wearable computing device being within communication range of the head wearable computing device. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

10/05/17 / #20170282912

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

10/05/17 / #20170281990

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

09/28/17 / #20170279196

Systems and methods for reducing intermodulation for electronically controlled adaptive antenna arrays

The present disclosure provides a system and methods for mitigating, or reducing, the intermodulation of an adaptive antenna array's radiating elements. A tunable element may be used with a bias component to increase linearity of the system. ... Elwha Llc

09/28/17 / #20170279194

Systems and methods for reducing intermodulation for electronically controlled adaptive antenna arrays

The present disclosure provides a system and methods for mitigating, or reducing, the intermodulation of an adaptive antenna array's radiating elements. A tunable element or tunable material, such as a phase change material or a state change material, may be used to increase linearity of the rf transmission properties. ... Elwha Llc

09/28/17 / #20170273664

Wearable ultrasonic fetal imaging device

Devices and methods for fetal imaging are described. In some embodiments, a fetal imaging device includes, but is not limited to, a garment wearable over a portion of a body bearing a fetus; one or more ultrasound sources coupled to the garment and configured to apply one or more ultrasonic signals to the body; a first array of ultrasound receivers coupled to the garment and configured to receive one or more ultrasonic signals from the body; and a second array of ultrasound receivers coupled to the garment and configured to receive one or more ultrasonic signals from the body, the second array of ultrasound receivers being independently addressable and spatially separated from the first array of ultrasound receivers.. ... Elwha Llc

09/28/17 / #20170273663

Image processing for an ultrasonic fetal imaging device

Devices and methods for fetal imaging are described. In some embodiments, a method of fetal imaging includes, but is not limited to, detecting at least one portion of a fetus within a body based upon one or more ultrasonic signals received from the body; identifying the at least one detected portion of the fetus; determining at least one non-detected portion of the fetus based upon the identification of the at least one detected portion of the fetus; and inferring an identification of the non-detected portion of the fetus based on the identification of the at least one detected portion of the fetus.. ... Elwha Llc

09/28/17 / #20170273662

Ultrasonic fetal imaging with shear waves

Devices and methods for fetal imaging with shear waves are described. In some embodiments, a fetal imaging device includes, but is not limited to, at least one ultrasound source configured to apply one or more ultrasonic signals to a body; at least one ultrasound receiver configured to receive one or more ultrasonic signals from the body, the received one or more ultrasonic signals being associated with one or more shear waves transmitted through one or more portions of the body as a result of the applied one or more ultrasonic signals; and a controller configured to identify one or more portions of a fetus within the body based upon the one or more shear waves transmitted through the one or more portions of the body.. ... Elwha Llc

09/21/17 / #20170272735

Pulsed projection system for 3d video

A 3d-display system alternates between directing light representing a left-eye view of a 3d image to a viewer's left eye and directing light representing a right-eye view of a 3d image to a viewer's right eye. To direct the light towards the viewer's eyes, the system receives eye-location data relative to a display device from an eye-tracking system and uses light deflectors, such as acousto-optic, electro-optic, and passive optical deflectors, to aim the light in a particular direction.. ... Elwha Llc

09/21/17 / #20170269688

Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback regarding software-initiated changes to user-entered text input

Disclosed embodiments include methods, computer software program products, and systems for providing haptic feedback regarding software-initiated changes to user-entered text input. Given by way of illustration and not of limitation, in an illustrative method a first signal indicative of an autochange to user-entered text is received from an autocorrect module. ... Elwha Llc

09/21/17 / #20170268319

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

09/21/17 / #20170266620

Pressure processing systems and methods

Pressure processing systems disclosed herein comprise rotating fluid flow paths. Transfer of angular momentum between the working fluid and the fluid flow path may be configured to increase pressure within the system and/or recover energy used to increase pressure within the system. ... Elwha Llc

09/21/17 / #20170266619

Pressure processing systems and methods

Pressure processing systems disclosed herein comprise rotating fluid flow paths. Transfer of angular momentum between the working fluid and the fluid flow path may be configured to increase pressure within the system and/or recover energy used to increase pressure within the system. ... Elwha Llc

09/21/17 / #20170266074

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

09/14/17 / #20170263409

Fabrication of vacuum electronic components with self-aligned double patterning lithography

The present disclosure relates to methods of fabricating electronic devices or components thereof. The electronic devices can be vacuum electronic devices. ... Elwha Llc

09/14/17 / #20170260710

Biomass storage system

An apparatus for forming a water storage material from a biomass input material using supercritical or subcritical fluid processing, the water storage material capable of absorbing a liquid and releasing the liquid. The apparatus utilizes supercritical fluid processing, subcritical fluid processing, charring, or a combination thereof. ... Elwha Llc

09/14/17 / #20170259013

Systems and methods for generating an injection guide

System and methods are described herein for generating an injection guide, which include receiving one or more digital images of a body region of an individual, the body region including one or more physical registration landmarks, generating at least one digital representation of the body region using the one or more digital images, the at least one digital representation including one or more digital registration landmarks corresponding to the one or more physical registration landmarks on the body region, adding one or more digitally registered injection sites to the at least one digital representation of the body region in an injection-treatment pattern, the one or more digitally registered injection sites registered relative to the one or more digital registration landmarks, and generating one or more output signals having information for controlling one or more controllable light-emitting elements to illuminate a location on a surface of the body region of the individual corresponding in location to at least one of the one or more digitally registered injection sites.. . ... Elwha Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258995

Systems for dispensing a medicament to a subject and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems and methods of dispensing one or more medicaments to a subject. The systems and methods utilize at least one flexible compression garment having one or more medicament dispensers therein.. ... Elwha Llc

08/31/17 / #20170251574

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

08/31/17 / #20170250017

Magnetic plasmonic nanoparticle positioned on a magnetic plasmonic substrate

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The apparatus includes a magnetic substrate at least partially covered by a first negative-permittivity layer comprising a first plasmonic outer surface. ... Elwha Llc

08/31/17 / #20170249754

Dynamically preserving scene elements in augmented reality systems

Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting a user request associated with at least one of an item, an aspect, or an element of a field of view of an augmented reality device; determining that a first presentation of the at least one item, aspect, or element has a limited period of viability for user interaction relative to the field of view of the augmented reality device; and at least one of maintaining the first presentation or providing a substantially similar second presentation in response to determining that a first presentation of the at least one item, aspect, or element has a limited period of viability for interaction relative to the field of view of the augmented reality device.. . ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244828

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

08/24/17 / #20170244455

System with transmitter and receiver configured to provide a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity

An embodiment of a system includes a first number of antennas, a transmitter, and a receiver. The antennas are each spaced from another of the antennas by approximately a distance and are configured to provide, at one or more wavelengths that are greater than twice the distance, a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244454

Transmitter configured to provide a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity

An embodiment of a transmitter includes a first number of antennas and a signal generator. The antennas are each spaced from another of the antennas by approximately a distance, and are configured to provide, at one or more wavelengths that are greater than twice the distance, a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244453

Receiver configured to provide a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity

An embodiment of a receiver includes a first number of antennas and a signal analyzer. The antennas are each spaced from another of the antennas by approximately a distance, and are configured to provide, at one or more wavelengths that are greater than twice the distance, a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244450

System with transmitter and receiver remote from one another and configured to provide a channel capacity that exceeds a saturation channel capacity

An embodiment of a system includes a transmitter and a receiver that is remote from the transmitter. The transmitter includes a first number of transmit antennas and a signal generator. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244172

Antenna system facilitating reduction of interfering signals

Described embodiments include an antenna system and method. The antenna system includes a surface scattering antenna that has an electromagnetic waveguide structure and a plurality of electromagnetic wave scattering elements. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170242438

Package management system for robotic vehicles

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes package management system for operating a robotic vehicle configured to transport consumer items selected by a human shopper from a consumer shopping environment and placed in the robotic vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170242437

Package management system for robotic vehicles

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes a package management system for operating a robotic vehicle configured to transport consumer items selected by a human shopper from a consumer shopping environment and placed in the robotic vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170242430

Package management system for robotic vehicles

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes a package management system for operating a robotic vehicle configured to transport consumer items selected by a human shopper from a consumer shopping environment and placed in the robotic vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238840

Systems and methods for modular intraluminal device power transfer

Systems and methods are described for providing power transfer between modular intraluminal devices. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a first intraluminal device and a second intraluminal device; the first intraluminal device including a body structure, a sensor, a processor, a data transmitter, and an energy storage module configured to power at least one of the sensor, the processor, or the data transmitter; the second intraluminal device including a second body structure, an energy storage device, and a docking structure, where the energy storage device is configured to transfer energy when the first intraluminal device and the second intraluminal device are coupled via the docking structure, the docking structure further configured to automatically decouple the first intraluminal device and the second intraluminal device subsequent to transfer of the energy.. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238839

Systems and methods for modular intraluminal device power transfer

Systems and methods are described for providing power transfer between modular intraluminal devices. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a first intraluminal device and a second intraluminal device; the first intraluminal device including a body structure, a sensor, a processor, a data transmitter, and a wireless energy receiver oriented to wirelessly receive energy originating external to the first intraluminal device to power at least one of the sensor, the processor, or the data transmitter; the second intraluminal device including a second body structure, and an energy storage device configured to wirelessly transfer energy stored in the energy storage device to the wireless energy receiver of the first intraluminal device when the first intraluminal device and the second intraluminal device are positioned within a subject.. ... Elwha Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238488

Rapid breeding of plants

Various embodiments disclosed herein include systems, methods, compositions, and products by process for rapid-breeding of plants. In certain embodiments, the systems and/or methods are at least partially automated.. ... Elwha Llc

08/17/17 / #20170236423

Systems and methods for cooperative collision detection

A vehicle collision detection system may be configured to coordinate with collision detection systems of other vehicles. The coordination may comprise sharing sensor data with other vehicles, receiving sensor information from other vehicles, using sensor information to generate a collision detection model, sharing the collision detection model with other vehicles, receiving a collision detection model from other vehicles, and the like. ... Elwha Llc

08/17/17 / #20170231200

Remote pet monitoring systems and methods

Systems and methods are disclosed for initiating a monitoring session between a user device and a pet monitoring system including a base station and a plurality of monitoring devices. The base station receives a request to monitor the pet from the user device, activates the plurality of monitoring devices, receives data from the plurality of monitoring devices, locates the pet based on the received data from the plurality of monitoring devices, selects a selected monitoring device of the plurality of monitoring devices based upon at least one of the data from the plurality of monitoring devices and the location of the pet, and transmits the data from the selected monitoring device to the user device.. ... Elwha Llc

08/10/17 / #20170224735

Compositions, methods, and computer systems related to making and administering modified t cells

Embodiments described herein relate to methods, devices, and computer systems thereof for the derivation of t car libraries (universal subject or individual subject) for personalized treatment of disease in a subject. In certain embodiments, differential screening of normal and diseased tissue expression data is utilized to determine disease-specific antigens and thereby generate t car cells reactive to such antigens to form a disease-specific library. ... Elwha Llc

08/03/17 / #20170221667

Microstructured surface with low work function

A horizontal multilayer junction-edge field emitter includes a plurality of vertically-stacked multilayer structures separated by isolation layers. Each multilayer structure is configured to produce a 2-dimensional electron gas at a junction between two layers within the structure. ... Elwha Llc

08/03/17 / #20170216125

Walking aid and monitor

Devices and systems are described including a walking aid including a linear rod, a hand grip disposed in proximity to a first end of the linear rod, two or more extendable and retractable load-bearing feet at a second end of the linear rod, at least one first sensor configured to detect a parameter of a walking surface, at least one second sensor configured to detect a parameter of the walking aid, a controller including input circuitry configured to receive information regarding the detected parameter of the walking surface from the at least one first sensor and actuation circuitry configured to actuate at least one of the two or more extendable and retractable load-bearing feet in response to the information regarding the detected parameter of the walking surface, and a transmission unit including circuitry configured to transmit the second sensor output to a computing device.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/27/17 / #20170214728

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

07/20/17 / #20170206492

Food supply chain automation farm tracking system and method

A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically receiving monitoring information related to one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials; and electronically associating at least a portion of said monitoring information one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials with one or more identifiers accessible through one or more tracers, said one or more tracers logged as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with said one or more ingestible materials. 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

07/20/17 / #20170205361

High efficiency photon detection

A detection pixel includes a material that is chosen so that its (averaged) atomic number density leads to the compton process being the dominant scattering mechanism in response to incident photons, leading to production of compton electrons with sufficient number and kinetic energy to produce an electric or magnetic response in the material. The incident photon and compton electrons each have a characteristic travel distance in the material, and the detection pixel has at least one dimension that is selected according to a range defined by these characteristic travel distances. ... Elwha Llc

07/20/17 / #20170203843

System and method for payload management for unmanned aircraft

A system and method for payload management for an unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. The payload management system and method may comprise a containment system configured to contain payload carried by the uav/aircraft. ... Elwha Llc

07/13/17 / #20170200815

Casimir-effect device

A method of controlling a casimir-effect device includes applying a voltage to a field-effect gate of the casimir-effect device. The casimir-effect device includes a conducting material and a semiconductor. ... Elwha Llc

07/13/17 / #20170196761

Treating sleep apnea with negative pressure

An embodiment of a system for treating sleep apnea includes a collar, a pump, a motor, a sensor, and a controller. The collar is configured to maintain an airway of a subject open while the subject is sleeping by applying, to a throat of the subject, a negative pressure having a magnitude, and the pump is configured to generate the negative pressure. ... Elwha Llc

07/13/17 / #20170196760

Obtaining, with a sleep-apnea device, information related to sleep-apnea events and sleep-apnea treatment, and correlating sleep apnea events and sleep-apnea treatment with subject lifestyle and wellbeing

An embodiment of a system for treating sleep apnea includes a collar, pump, motor, sensor, memory, and controller, which is configured to store, in the memory, information related to sleep-apnea events or sleep-apnea treatment, experienced by the subject. For example, the controller can obtain, and store in the memory, information related to sleep-apnea events, and the controller, or another computing system, can correlate this information with the subject's lifestyle choices, and can recommend lifestyle changes to improve the subject's sleep apnea. ... Elwha Llc

06/29/17 / #20170181849

Vision system responsive to a presence of a wearable ophthalmic element

Described embodiments include a vision system and a method. A vision system includes a receiver circuit configured to receive data indicative of a presence of a wearable ophthalmic element in an optical path incident on a vision correction device. ... Elwha Llc

06/29/17 / #20170181848

Vision system responsive to a presence of a wearable ophthalmic element

Described embodiments include a vision system and a method. A vision system includes a sensor circuit configured to detect a presence of a wearable ophthalmic element in an optical path incident on a vision correction device. ... Elwha Llc

06/22/17 / #20170176589

Systems and methods for detecting soil characteristics

A soil detection and planting apparatus. The apparatus includes a vehicle and a controller coupled to the vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

06/22/17 / #20170175510

Mining drill with gradient sensing

A drill for excavating a bore in the earth includes a steerable boring tool configured to excavate a bore and sensors coupled to the boring tool. The sensors are spaced apart from one another at multiple azimuthal locations around the steerable boring tool and the sensors are configured to detect a mineral property in the earth adjacent the steerable boring tool.. ... Elwha Llc

06/15/17 / #20170171532

Systems and methods to confirm that an autostereoscopic display is accurately aimed

A autostereoscopic display system includes an autostereoscopic display configured to project images representing a left-eye view and a right-eye view of an image, an emitter configured to emit a tracer beam having a directional relationship to that of the projected images, a sensor configured to detect reflections of the tracer beam, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to control an emission of the tracer beam, receive feedback data from the sensor, use the feedback data to determine an impact site on the viewer corresponding to the tracer beam and adjust a direction of the tracer beam based on the impact site.. ... Elwha Llc

06/15/17 / #20170169191

Monitoring treatment compliance using patient activity patterns

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

06/15/17 / #20170164876

Monitoring body movement or condition according to motion regimen with conformal electronics

Systems and methods are described for monitoring an individual and facilitating a motion regimen of the individual. In an aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly to generate sense signals based on detection of a movement of the body portion and a physiological parameter of the body portion during a motion regimen executed by the individual; a processor including circuitry configured to identify a pain state of the individual based on at least one of the movement or the physiological parameter, and to compare at least one of the pain state, the movement, or the physiological parameter to threshold target values; and a communicator configured to generate communication signals responsive to instruction by the processor, the communication signals associated with comparison between at least one of the pain state, the movement, or the physiological parameter to threshold target values.. ... Elwha Llc

06/08/17 / #20170161813

Purchasing environmental data

Described embodiments include a mobile apparatus, article of manufacture, system, and method. A mobile apparatus includes circuitry for requesting data indicative of a specified attribute of an operational environment of the mobile apparatus. ... Elwha Llc

06/08/17 / #20170161765

System for exchanging environmental data

Described embodiments include a system, method, and article of manufacture. An environmental-data exchange system includes circuitry for receiving a data request originated by a requesting mobile apparatus, the data request including data indicative of a specified attribute of an operational environment of the requesting mobile apparatus. ... Elwha Llc

06/08/17 / #20170160011

Vacuum assisted dryer systems and methods

Dryers and methods of using dryers are described herein. The dryer includes a housing, a drying chamber disposed within the housing, and a heating element. ... Elwha Llc

06/08/17 / #20170157431

Garment system including at least one therapeutic stimulation delivery device and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including a flexible compression garment, at least one sensor, and at least one therapeutic stimulation delivery device operable responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor, effective to provide therapeutic radiation to a body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.. ... Elwha Llc

06/08/17 / #20170157430

Garment system including at least one therapeutic stimulation delivery device and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including a flexible compression garment, at least one sensor, and at least one therapeutic stimulation delivery device operable responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor, effective to provide therapeutic radiation to a body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.. ... Elwha Llc

06/08/17 / #20170156662

Monitoring body movement or condition according to motion regimen with conformal electronics

Systems and methods are described for monitoring an individual subject and facilitating a motion regimen of the individual subject. In an aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of at least one of a movement of the body portion or at least one physiological parameter of the body portion; a processor configured to receive the one or more sense signals, the processor including circuitry configured to identify a physiological state of the individual subject based on at least one of the movement of the body portion or the at least one physiological parameter of the body portion; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to effect at least one predetermined motion of the body portion corresponding to a motion regimen responsive to control by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155193

Beam pattern projection for metamaterial antennas

A determined far-field beam pattern can be approximately formed by applying a modulation pattern to metamaterial elements receiving rf energy from a feed network. For example, a desired beam profile projected onto a two-dimensional plane of a far-field of an antenna is desired to be produced by an antenna. ... Elwha Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155192

Beam pattern synthesis for metamaterial antennas

A determined object wave can be approximately formed by applying a modulation pattern to metamaterial elements receiving rf energy from a feed network. For example, a desired object wave at a surface of an antenna is selected to be propagated into a far-field pattern. ... Elwha Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151394

Systems and methods for guiding injections

Systems and methods are described herein for guided injection, which include: one or more controllable light-emitting elements configured to emit non-destructive light and a computing device operably connected to the one or more controllable light-emitting elements configured to emit non-destructive light, the computing device including a processor operable to receive at least one digital representation of a body region of an individual, the body region of the individual including one or more physical registration landmarks, the at least one digital representation including one or more digitally registered injection sites and one or more digital registration landmarks corresponding to the one or more physical registration landmarks on the body region; and control the one or more controllable light-emitting elements to illuminate a location of a surface of the body region of the individual corresponding in location to at least one of the one or more digitally registered injection sites.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/18/17 / #20170142322

Systems and methods for selectively providing remote access to one or more camera systems

System and methods for identifying one or more out-of-network camera systems of interest and for enabling dynamic providing remote access to the one or more out-of-network camera systems are disclosed. In certain embodiments, identifying one or more out-of-network camera systems may include receiving a search query from a user, comparing search parameters included in the search query with information stored in a database and, based on the comparison, identify one or more camera systems satisfying the search query. ... Elwha Llc

05/18/17 / #20170142253

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

05/18/17 / #20170141464

Electromagnetic beam steering antenna

Described embodiments include an electromagnetic beam steering apparatus. The apparatus includes a first planar component including a first artificially structured effective media having a first tangential refractive index gradient configured to deflect incident electromagnetic beams at a first deflection angle. ... Elwha Llc

05/18/17 / #20170136265

Monitoring and treating pain with epidermal electronics

Systems and methods are described for monitoring, treating, and preventing a pain state of an individual. In an aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; 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 the body portion by the motion sensor and a physiological parameter of the body portion by the physiological sensor; a processor including circuitry configured to identify a physiological state of the individual subject based on at least one of the movement of the body portion or the physiological parameter; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to affect the body portion responsive to control by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

05/18/17 / #20170136264

Monitoring and treating pain with epidermal electronics

Systems and methods are described for monitoring, treating, and preventing a pain state of an individual. In an aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; 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 the body portion by the motion sensor and a physiological parameter of the body portion by the physiological sensor; a processor including circuitry configured to identify a physiological state of the individual subject based on at least one of the movement of the body portion or the physiological parameter; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to affect the body portion responsive to control by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

05/11/17 / #20170132710

System and method for monitoring driving to determine an insurance property

A method for determining a property of an insurance policy includes receiving sensor data from a portable electronic device regarding a driving event involving a first vehicle. The sensor data is provided by the portable electronic device in response to a user initiating a command to report the driving event. ... Elwha Llc

05/11/17 / #20170132461

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

05/11/17 / #20170132376

Devices, systems, and methods for automated data collection

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods, devices, and computer systems thereof for automated data collection from a subject. In certain embodiments, one or more characteristics of a subject are sensed, and the subject is given a queue status indicator based on a comparison of the subject's one or more sensed characteristics with corresponding sensed characteristics from other subjects. ... Elwha Llc

05/11/17 / #20170128651

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

05/11/17 / #20170128650

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

05/11/17 / #20170128649

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

05/11/17 / #20170127997

Pregnancy monitoring devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring pregnancy of a female pregnant subject. For example, a pregnancy monitoring system can detect movement or motion of a pregnant subject and/or of the fetus in the pregnant subject. ... Elwha Llc

05/11/17 / #20170127996

Pregnancy monitoring devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring pregnancy of a female pregnant subject. For example, a pregnancy monitoring system can detect movement or motion of a pregnant subject and/or of the fetus in the pregnant subject. ... Elwha Llc

05/11/17 / #20170127995

Pregnancy monitoring devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring pregnancy of a female pregnant subject. For example, a pregnancy monitoring system can detect movement or motion of a pregnant subject and/or of the fetus in the pregnant subject. ... Elwha Llc

05/04/17 / #20170127420

Automatically adjustable radiofrequency link

An automatically adjustable radiofrequency link system includes a radiofrequency transmitter configured to transmit a signal at a frequency of transmission within an extremely high frequency (ehf) band. The system further includes a receiving device configured to receive the transmitted signal and provide feedback to a processing circuit communicatively coupled to the transmitter and the receiving device, wherein the feedback is related to the received signal. ... Elwha Llc

05/04/17 / #20170125899

Electromagnetic beam steering antenna

Described embodiments include an electromagnetic beam steering apparatus. The apparatus includes a first blazed transmission diffraction grating component configured to angularly deflect an electromagnetic beam at a first blaze angle. ... Elwha Llc

05/04/17 / #20170124819

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

05/04/17 / #20170122035

Kinetic penetrator with a retrieval tether

A kinetic penetrator includes a tubular body having a first end and a second end, a nose coupled to the first end of the tubular body, the nose configured to penetrate a ground surface and subsurface materials of a subterranean ground volume, a retrieval system including a tether, a collector coupled to at least one of the nose and the tubular body, and a sample compartment configured to interface with the collector. The sample compartment is releasably coupled to at least one of the tubular body, the nose, and the collector, and the tether is coupled to the sample compartment and is configured to facilitate removal thereof from the subterranean ground volume.. ... Elwha Llc

05/04/17 / #20170119278

Lumen traveling device

Various embodiments described herein relate to a lumen traveling device and/or system for real-time display of location of the device as it travels through a lumen in a subject's body. In an embodiment, alignment of the externally alignable display and control device with the lumen traveling device located in a lumen (natural or artificial) in a subject's body provides for tracking, memory display, and manipulation of the lumen traveling device.. ... Elwha Llc

05/04/17 / #20170119236

Lumen traveling device

Various embodiments described herein relate to a lumen traveling device and/or system for real-time display of location of the device as it travels through a lumen in a subject's body. In an embodiment, alignment of the externally alignable display and control device with the lumen traveling device located in a lumen (natural or artificial) in a subject's body provides for tracking, memory display, and manipulation of the lumen traveling device.. ... Elwha Llc

05/04/17 / #20170119235

Lumen traveling device

Various embodiments described herein relate to a lumen traveling device and/or system for real-time display of location of the device as it travels through a lumen in a subject's body. In an embodiment, alignment of the externally alignable display and control device with the lumen traveling device located in a lumen (natural or artificial) in a subject's body provides for tracking, memory display, and manipulation of the lumen traveling device.. ... Elwha Llc

04/27/17 / #20170117732

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

04/27/17 / #20170117112

Nanoparticle-templated lithographic patterning of nanoscale electronic components

Some embodiments of vacuum electronics call for nanoscale field-enhancing geometries. Methods and apparatus for using nanoparticles to fabricate nanoscale field-enhancing geometries are described herein. ... Elwha Llc

04/27/17 / #20170115430

Security scanning device

A method for scanning an individual with a security device includes providing a scanner, engaging the scanner in a first scanning mode to produce an initial scan of the individual with a controller, producing an initial representation based on the initial scan, determining a property of a second scanning mode based on information from the initial representation, and engaging the scanner in the second scanning mode to produce a second scan of the individual.. . ... Elwha Llc

04/27/17 / #20170113888

Print media management

Described embodiments include a system and method. A print sheet media management system includes a feeder apparatus configured to transfer a sheet from a stack of printable sheet media to a print engine. ... Elwha Llc

04/27/17 / #20170113057

Multi-factor control of ear stimulation

Systems and related methods for controlling an ear stimulation device with a personal computing device are described. Multiple factors, including a mood of the user, a user control input, and a secondary factor input are used in controlling the ear stimulation device. ... Elwha Llc

04/27/17 / #20170113042

Controlling ear stimulation in response to image analysis

Systems and related methods for controlling an ear stimulation device with a personal computing device, based on analysis of an image of a user of the personal computing device captured with a camera associated with the personal computing device, are described. One or more parameter is determined from the processed image, including, but not limited, to user identity, emotion, physiological condition, or placement of a stimulator earpiece, and control of the ear stimulation device is based thereon. ... Elwha Llc

04/13/17 / #20170102559

Light steering optical assembly with chromatic correction

A wearable optical assembly can include: a first array of aligned prisms configured to direct light towards a first target region; and one or more first chromatic correction elements in series with the first array of aligned prisms, the one or more first chromatic correction elements being configured to compensate for color dispersion caused by the first array of aligned prisms.. . ... Elwha Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100105

Devices and methods for sampling and profiling microbiota of skin

Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a hand-held microbe profiling device including a housing defining an opening, the housing including at least one rotatable component at least partially disposed in the opening defined by the housing, an elongated flexible strip disposed on an outer surface of the at least one rotatable component, the outer surface of the elongated flexible strip positioned to contact one or more regions of a skin surface of an individual through the opening defined by the housing, a location-capture component to detect a location of one or more regions of the skin surface as the elongated flexible strip contacts said one or more regions, at least one sensor component to detect one or more signals emitted or reflected from the elongated flexible strip, and a computing component to associate the location of said one or more regions of the skin surface and the detected one or more signals.. . ... Elwha Llc

04/06/17 / #20170098187

Food supply chain automation grocery information system and method

A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically storing grocery operations information regarding at least in part one or more grocery implementation aspects pertaining to grocery related merchandizing of one or more commercial grocery products; and electronically associating at least a portion of grocery operations information concerning at least in part one or more grocery implementation aspects pertaining to grocery related merchandizing of one or more commercial grocery products with identification information obtainable through one or more tags said one or more tags logged as being at least temporarily within at least a vicinity of one or more food based substances. 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

03/30/17 / #20170092993

Battery damage indicator

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for indicating battery damage. A battery may comprise an odorant and/or visible indicator material configured to be released in response to battery damage. ... Elwha Llc

03/30/17 / #20170087221

Nitric oxide-modulating bone-targeting complexes

Compositions and methods are described herein for treating a bone disorder, including a bone-targeting complex including at least a portion of a nitric oxide synthase; a bone-targeting agent; and a linker coupling the at least a portion of the nitric oxide synthase to the bone-targeting agent.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/30/17 / #20170087175

Nitric oxide-modulating bone-targeting complexes

Compositions and methods are described herein for treating a bone disorder, including a bone-targeting complex including an activator of nitric oxide synthase; a bone-targeting agent; and a linker coupling the activator of nitric oxide synthase to the bone-targeting agent.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/30/17 / #20170087157

Nitric oxide-modulating bone-targeting complexes

Compositions and methods are described herein for treating a bone disorder, including a bone-targeting complex including an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase uncoupling; a bone-targeting agent; and a linker coupling the inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase uncoupling to the bone-targeting agent.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/30/17 / #20170086734

Systems and methods for treating hypothermia

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems and methods for treating hypothermia in a subject is disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes determining or measuring a temperature of a target region of the subject. ... Elwha Llc

03/23/17 / #20170080989

Controllable expandable foot for limbed vehicle

Described embodiments include a system, method, and vehicle. A vehicle includes a chassis and at least two controllable limbs coupled to the chassis. ... Elwha Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079627

Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin

Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a microbe profiling device including a device head and a hand-held housing, the device head including an epidermis-engaging component and an access window and configured to dislodge microbes from a skin surface, and the hand-held housing defining an opening aligned with the access window, the hand-held housing including a motor operably coupled to a motivatable component, a substrate disposed in relation to the motivatable component and including a microbe-capture region, a location-capture component to detect a location of one or more regions of the skin surface as the epidermis-engaging component contacts said one or more regions, at least one sensor component to detect one or more signals emitted or reflected from the microbe-capture region, and a computing component including circuitry to associate the location of said one or more regions of the skin surface and the detected one or more signals.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079294

Non-thermal electromagnetic sterilization

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with non-thermal electroporation. One or more electromagnetic radiation sources may be used to generate an interference pattern having at least one antinode. ... Elwha Llc

03/16/17 / #20170077762

Mobile phone having a wireless power module

A mobile device includes a shell; a first replaceable hardware component received within the shell; and a second replaceable hardware component received within the shell, the second replaceable hardware component configured to receive a wireless power signal from a remote device and convert the power signal into electrical energy usable by the mobile device.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/16/17 / #20170076844

Magnetic plasmonic nanoparticle dimer

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The apparatus includes a plasmonic nanoparticle dimer. ... Elwha Llc

03/16/17 / #20170076843

Magnetic plasmonic nanoparticle positioned on a magnetic plasmonic substrate

Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The apparatus includes a magnetic substrate at least partially covered by a first negative-permittivity layer comprising a first plasmonic outer surface. ... Elwha Llc

03/16/17 / #20170076822

Casimir effect memory cell

A digital memory device includes a moveable element that is configured to move between a first stable position and a second stable position, where the moveable element comprises a first conducting area. The digital memory device further includes a second conducting area on the surface of a substrate. ... Elwha Llc

03/16/17 / #20170072808

Method and apparatus for supplying auxiliary electrical power to an electric or hybrid vehicle

The present invention may include a towable trailer being mechanically couplable to a vehicle, the towable trailer including an auxiliary battery housing unit, a wheel being rotatably connected to the towable trailer, an auxiliary battery disposed within the auxiliary battery housing unit of the towable trailer, the vehicle including a storage battery, the auxiliary battery of the towable trailer being electrically couplable with the storage battery of the vehicle via a bidirectional pathway, and a control system configured to control a transfer of electrical energy between the auxiliary battery of the towable trailer and the storage battery of the vehicle along the bidirectional pathway.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071727

Intraocular lens systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens systems having a plurality of materials therein, with at least some of the materials having a diffraction pattern therein and an electrically-modifiable index of refraction collectively configured to selectively alter an effective focal length of the intraocular lens system. Methods of modifying a focal length of an intraocular lens system are also disclosed.. ... Elwha Llc

03/09/17 / #20170070095

Systems and methods for providing wirelss power to a power-receiving device, and related power-receiving devices

In an embodiment, a wireless power distribution system is disclosed. The wireless power distribution system includes a routing module having at least one processor configured to determine a route for a power-receiving device to travel responsive to receiving input about one or more characteristics associated with the power-receiving device or one or more wireless power transmitters for delivering power to the power-receiving device. ... Elwha Llc

03/09/17 / #20170069973

Wireless power transfer using tunable metamaterial systems and methods

The present disclosure provides system and methods for optimizing the tuning of impedance elements associate with sub-wavelength antenna elements to attain target radiation and/or field patterns. Both static and variable (tunable) antenna systems may be manufactured. ... Elwha Llc

03/09/17 / #20170069969

Wireless power transfer using tunable metamaterial systems and methods

The present disclosure provides system and methods for optimizing the tuning of impedance elements associate with sub-wavelength antenna elements to attain target radiation and/or field patterns. A scattering matrix (s-matrix) of field amplitudes for each of a plurality of modeled lumped ports, n, may be determined that includes a plurality of lumped antenna ports, na, with impedance values corresponding to the impedance values of associated impedance elements and at least one modeled external port, ne, located external to the antenna system at a specified radius vector. ... Elwha Llc

03/09/17 / #20170069966

Tunable metamaterial systems and methods

The present disclosure provides system and methods for optimizing the tuning of impedance elements associate with sub-wavelength antenna elements to attain target radiation and/or field patterns. A scattering matrix (s-matrix) of field amplitudes for each of a plurality of modeled lumped ports, n, may be determined that includes a plurality of lumped antenna ports, na, with impedance values corresponding to the impedance values of associated impedance elements and at least one modeled external port, ne, located external to the antenna system at a specified radius vector. ... Elwha Llc

03/09/17 / #20170069335

Methods and systems for speech adaptation data

Computationally implemented methods and systems include detecting speech data related to a speech-facilitated transaction, acquiring adaptation data that is at least partly based on at least one speech interaction of a particular party that is discrete from the detected speech data, wherein at least a portion of the adaptation data has been stored on a particular device associated with the particular party, obtaining a destination of one or more of the adaptation data and the speech data, and transmitting one or more of the speech data and the adaptation data to the acquired destination. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

03/09/17 / #20170068387

Systems and methods for parallax compensation

An electronic device may include a touch screen electronic display configured to offset and/or shift the contact locations of touch implements and/or displayed content based on one or more calculated parallax values. The parallax values may be associated with the viewing angle of an operator relative to the display of the electronic device. ... Elwha Llc

03/02/17 / #20170062923

Systems, methods and devices for mechanically producing patterns of electromagnetic energy

A system for generating, forming and receiving electromagnetic transmissions according to a dynamically selectable electromagnetic pattern, beam pattern or beam form can use a selectably altered backplane structure. A spatially dependent pattern of amplitudes and/or phases can be formed by selecting a state of the selectably altered backplane structure from a set of states. ... Elwha Llc

03/02/17 / #20170061772

Systems with interactive management of environmental objects relative to human appendages

Systems are described for analyzing an environment. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a plurality of sensors, each sensor configured for positioning proximate a respective environmental object, each sensor configured to generate output signals corresponding to a proximity of a human appendage with the sensor or an impact between the human appendage and the respective environmental object; a remote device configured to distinctly identify each of the plurality of sensors and to receive the output signals from each sensor; a processor configured to process the output signals to provide an indication of at least one of the proximity of the human appendage with the sensor or when an impact between the human appendage and the respective environmental object occurs based on a threshold value being exceeded; and an output reporter configured to generate communication signals responsive to instruction by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

03/02/17 / #20170061765

Systems with interactive management of environmental objects relative to human appendages

Systems are described for analyzing an environment. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a plurality of tags, at least one tag configured to be coupled to a substrate, at least one other tag configured to be coupled to an environmental object; a remote reader positioned remotely from the plurality of tags and configured to distinctly identify each of the plurality of tags; a processor operably coupled to the remote reader and configured to receive one or more output signals from the remote reader, the one or more output signals corresponding to a threshold associated with the at least one tag coupled to the substrate and the at least one other tag configured to be coupled to the environmental object; and an output reporter operably coupled to the processor and configured to generate one or more communication signals responsive to instruction by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

03/02/17 / #20170061764

Systems with interactive management of environmental objects relative to human appendages

Systems are described for analyzing an environment. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a tag and a reader pair, the tag and the reader configured for individual positioning proximate a human appendage and an environmental object, wherein the reader is configured to identify the tag; a substrate configured to conform to the human appendage, the substrate coupled to at least one of the tag or the reader, the other of the tag or the reader configured to be coupled to the environmental object; a processor operably coupled to the reader and configured to receive one or more output signals from the reader, the one or more output signals corresponding to a threshold associated with the tag or the reader; and an output reporter operably coupled to the processor and configured to generate one or more communication signals responsive to instruction by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

03/02/17 / #20170060131

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

03/02/17 / #20170055652

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

03/02/17 / #20170055463

System for facilitating cloud formation and cloud precipitation

A system for facilitating cloud formation and cloud precipitation includes a controller and a beam emitter that is responsive to the controller. The beam emitter is configured to emit a beam to form charged particles within an atmospheric zone containing water vapor. ... Elwha Llc

02/23/17 / #20170053682

Systems and methods for acoustic wave enabled data storage

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for storing, reading, and writing data using particle-based acoustic wave driven shift registers. The shift registers may physically shift particles along rows and/or columns of wells through the interactions of two parallel surfaces. ... Elwha Llc

02/23/17 / #20170053190

Detecting and classifying people observing a person

Described embodiments include a system, article of manufacture, a system implemented in a machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, and computer-implemented method. A computer-implemented method includes electronically receiving a digital image of person observing a subject person. ... Elwha Llc

02/23/17 / #20170053142

Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest

According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag. ... Elwha Llc

02/16/17 / #20170046670

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

02/16/17 / #20170043160

Controlling ear stimulation in response to electrical contact sensing

Systems and related methods for controlling an ear stimulation device with a personal computing device, in response to determination of electrical contact of an electrode in a stimulator earpiece with an ear of a user of the personal computing device, are described. If the electrode is not in good electrical contact with the ear of the user, delivery of the stimulus is prevented and the user is notified of the status of the electrode. ... Elwha Llc

02/09/17 / #20170042006

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

02/09/17 / #20170036564

Systems and methods for adjusting the position of a wheelchair occupant

A system for adjusting a position of a wheelchair occupant includes a sensor configured to generate sensor data based on the position of the occupant, an adjustment system coupled to a support point on the wheelchair and configured to be coupled to a support point on the occupant's clothing, and a processing circuit. The adjustment system is configured to extend and retract at least one adjustment element to adjust the position of the occupant, and the processing circuit is configured to determine the position of the occupant in the wheelchair based on the sensor data and adjust the adjustment element based on the determined position of the occupant.. ... Elwha Llc

02/09/17 / #20170035646

Using a 3d display to train a weak eye

A method for treating a weak viewer-eye includes the steps of receiving eye-strength data indicative of an eye-strength of the weak viewer-eye and causing a 3d display system to vary, in accordance with the eye-strength of the weak viewer-eye, display characteristics of a perspective that the 3d display system displays.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/09/17 / #20170034992

Triggerable support package for seeds

A system for enhancement of crop production includes a triggerable seed support package. The triggerable seed support package has a payload including seed enhancement material, where the payload is configured to be released in response to a trigger.. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170033874

Systems and methods for transmitting routable optical energy packets

A system for transmitting routable energy packets includes an optical power source and a processing circuit. The optical power source is configured to generate an optical power packet having optical energy, generate an optical data packet comprising routing information configured to control a route of the optical power packet, and transmit the optical power packet and the optical data packet via a conduit. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170032856

Systems, devices, methods, and compositions including fluidized x-ray shielding compositions

Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an x-ray shielding system including a flexible layer including a support structure having a plurality of interconnected interstitial spaces that provide a circulation network for an x-ray shielding fluid composition.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170032783

Hierarchical networked 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 indicative of at least one of speech or one or more gestures from a network-connected device; attempting to identify one or more spoken words or gestures based on the one or more signals; selecting, from a plurality of processing entities, at least one processing entity for interpreting the one or more signals based on a result of the attempted identification; interpreting, by the selected at least one processing entity, one or more user commands based on the one or more spoken words or gestures; and generating one or more device control instructions based on the one or more user commands.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170032587

Systems and methods for collaborative vehicle tracking

A system and associated methods of operation for tracking vehicles, such as automobiles, aircraft, boats, unmanned aerial vehicles, and drones. The system includes a communication interface for receiving measurements and observations of a sighting location for each of one or more vehicles from a plurality of independent observers, which may include both human observers and equipment, such as cameras, phones, telescopes, and other automated tracking devices. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170032586

Systems and methods for collaborative vehicle tracking

A system and associated methods of operation for tracking vehicles, such as automobiles, aircraft, boats, unmanned aerial vehicles, and drones. The system includes a communication interface for receiving measurements and observations of a sighting location for each of one or more vehicles from a plurality of independent observers, which may include both human observers and equipment, such as cameras, phones, telescopes, and other automated tracking devices. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170031735

Acquiring and transmitting event related tasks and subtasks to interface devices

Computationally implemented methods and systems include detecting an occurrence of an event, acquiring one or more subtasks configured to be carried out by two or more discrete interface devices, the subtasks corresponding to portions of one or more tasks of acquiring information related to the event, facilitating transmission of the one or more subtasks to the two or more discrete interface devices, and receiving data corresponding to a result of the one or more subtasks executed by two or more of the two or more discrete interface devices. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170031526

Systems and methods for actively resisting touch-induced motion

A system for actively resisting touch-induced motion includes a touchscreen device and a processing circuit. The touchscreen device includes one or more sensors configured to generate motion data based on a motion of a touchscreen display of the touchscreen device, where the motion is induced by a touch on the display. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170031021

Systems and methods for utilizing compressed sensing in an entertainment system

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for using compressed sensing for imaging an object for use in combination with an entertainment or infotainment device. For example, the system may utilize a few—(e.g., 1, 2, 3 . ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170030665

Transmission-line coupled heat-dissipation device with an assembly of one or more controllable fins

Described embodiments include a device, a system, and a method. A described device includes a closed-cycle heat transfer device. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170030520

Systems and methods for fluid containment

A storage container includes a wall structure defining an interior, where the interior is configured to contain a fluid. A portion of the wall structure is formed by a composite material. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027987

Compositions, methods, and computer systems related to making and administering modified t cells

Embodiments described herein relate to methods, devices, and computer systems thereof for the derivation of t car libraries (universal subject or individual subject) for personalized treatment of disease in a subject. In certain embodiments, differential screening of normal and diseased tissue expression data is utilized to determine disease-specific antigens and thereby generate t car cells reactive to such antigens to form a disease-specific library. ... Elwha Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027812

Nerve stimulation system and related controller

In an embodiment, a nerve stimulation earpiece includes an ear canal insert, and a concha insert. The canal insert fits into an ear canal of a subject. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025756

Electromagnetic beam steering antenna

Described embodiments include an electromagnetic beam steering apparatus. The apparatus includes a first planar refractive component including a first tangential refractive index gradient deflecting an electromagnetic beam at a first deflection angle. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025754

Electromagnetic beam steering antenna

Described embodiments include an electromagnetic beam steering apparatus. The apparatus includes a first electromagnetic beam deflecting structure including a first artificially structured effective media having at least two first electronically-selectable tangential refractive index gradients. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025753

Electromagnetic beam steering antenna

Described embodiments include an electromagnetic beam steering apparatus. The apparatus includes a first blazed transmission diffraction grating component configured to angularly deflect an electromagnetic beam at a first blaze angle. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025711

Load-managed electrochemical energy generation system

Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes a controllable electrochemical cell configured to output electric power. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025694

Systems and methods for hydrogen fuel storage and hydrogen powered vehicles

A storage system for storing hydrogen and providing controlled release of hydrogen gas includes a container having an outer wall defining an interior. The interior is configured to contain liquid lithium hydride, and a portion of the outer wall includes a thermally insulating layer. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025007

Systems and methods for automatically documenting an accident

A system for documenting an accident includes a vehicle that includes a transceiver device and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive data from a collision detection device of the vehicle, determine, based on the received data, that an accident is impending or occurring involving the vehicle, generate a request for a nearby vehicle, and transmit, via the transceiver device, the request to the nearby vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170024368

Multi-view graphical user interface for editing a base document with highlighting feature

A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: receiving indication of an election of a rules packet, the elected rules packet including one or more rules for selecting one or more selective parts of a base document for selective presentation; and presenting a graphical user interface (gui) for editing the base document, the gui including at least a first view for displaying at least a segment of the base document and a second view for displaying at least a segment of the one or more selective parts of the base document selected based on the elected rules packet, the segment of the base document to be displayed through the first view including at least a portion of the one or more selective parts of the base document, and the portion of the one or more selective parts of the base document to be displayed through the first view being highlighted in the first view. 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

01/26/17 / #20170023801

Modifiable-focus lens devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens devices, systems, and methods that include determining relative tilt and/or vergence rotation of a subject's eyes and focusing one or more intraocular lenses based on the determined vergence rotation.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021903

Natural gas transport vessel

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

01/26/17 / #20170020754

Systems, devices, and methods including a stand-up wheel chair having automatic stability control

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing, among other things, a stand-up wheel chair having automatic stability control.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170020661

Intraocular lens systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens systems includes at least one intraocular lens device and methods of using the same. The at least one intraocular lens device includes one or more photodetectors and an intraocular lens exhibiting a modifiable focal length. ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170020660

Intraocular lens devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens devices, systems, and methods that include determining relative tilt and/or vergence rotation of a subject's eyes and focusing one or more intraocular lenses based on the determined vergence rotation.. . ... Elwha Llc

01/26/17 / #20170020659

Intraocular lens systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens systems having a plurality of materials therein, with at least some of the materials having a diffraction pattern therein and an electrically-modifiable index of refraction collectively configured to selectively alter the focal length of the intraocular lens system. Methods of modifying a focal length of an intraocular lens system are also disclosed.. ... Elwha Llc

01/19/17 / #20170016324

Acoustic source fragmentation system for breaking ground material

A system for fragmenting material includes an energy source, an acoustic transmitter coupled to the energy source and having a unit acoustic source configured to emit an acoustic wave through a volume of ground material, a signal reflecting device, and a controller configured to engage the acoustic transmitter such that the unit acoustic source emits an acoustic locating wave toward the signal reflecting device. The controller is configured to engage the acoustic transmitter such that the unit acoustic source emits the acoustic wave toward a target location, and the acoustic wave is configured to fracture the volume of ground material at the target location.. ... Elwha Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015415

System and method for operating unmanned aircraft

A system and method for repowering an unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. The system and method may comprise use of a utility transmission system configured to function as power system/source for uav/aircraft and uav/aircraft configured to interface with the power source/system. ... Elwha Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015414

System and method for power transfer to an unmanned aircraft

A system and method for repowering an unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. The system and method may comprise use of a utility transmission system configured to function as power system/source for uav/aircraft and uav/aircraft configured to interface with the power source/system. ... Elwha Llc

01/19/17 / #20170014449

Site-specific epigenetic editing

Disclosed herein include various embodiments related to site-specific epigenetic editing of biological cells. Various embodiments relate to fusion protein constructs and methods of using the same for site-specific epigenetic editing of biological cells. ... Elwha Llc

01/12/17 / #20170011915

Method for synthesis of two-dimensional dichalcogenide semiconductors

The present disclosure relates to methods of making a transition metal dichalcogenide. The methods can include a step of depositing a transition metal onto a substrate to form an epitaxial transition metal layer. ... Elwha Llc

01/12/17 / #20170011681

Systems, methods, and devices for controlling object update rates in a display screen

A display system includes a display, a content component, a focus region component, and a refresh rate component. The display is configured to selectively display information with refresh rates that vary across a plurality of display regions of the display screen. ... Elwha Llc

01/12/17 / #20170011602

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 neckwear band; a plurality of haptic elements disposed about the band in a spaced-apart manner and configured to provide haptic feedback to a user; and an interface circuit configured to operatively couple each of the plurality of haptic elements individually to an electronic system.. ... Elwha Llc

01/12/17 / #20170011521

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

01/12/17 / #20170007814

Tattooing systems and methods

A tattooing apparatus including a needle having at least one tip. The needle is configured to move between a first position in which the tip is located above the surface of a skin, and a second position in which the tip is located at a penetration depth underneath the skin surface. ... Elwha Llc

01/05/17 / #20170004367

Vehicle event reconstruction system

Described embodiments include a system and method. A computer-implemented method includes receiving electronic data indicative of at least two incremental movements of a vehicle moving over a stochastic surface during a period of time proximate to an event. ... Elwha Llc

01/05/17 / #20170004357

Systems and method for activity monitoring

A system for activity monitoring includes a tracking component, an activity identification component, a procedural component, and a notification component. The tracking component tracks an individual and one or more objects in a work area using a three-dimensional tracking system. ... Elwha Llc

01/05/17 / #20170001201

Radiofrequency particle separator

A method of separating a mineral bearing particle from a fluid includes providing a housing along a surface of the fluid, moving the housing along the surface of the fluid with a driver, and applying a radio-frequency electromagnetic field to the fluid with a generator. Applying the radio-frequency electromagnetic field includes increasing a temperature of the mineral bearing particle contained within the fluid to a boiling point of the fluid whereby the mineral bearing particle transfers heat into the fluid.. ... Elwha Llc

01/05/17 / #20170000370

Electrocardiogram systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to electrocardiogram systems and systems of using electrocardiogram systems. The electrocardiogram systems are configured to detect at least two electrical potentials (e.g., a first electrical potential and a second electrical potential) at two or more surfaces of a subject (e.g., a first surface and a second surface). ... Elwha Llc

01/05/17 / #20170000369

Electrocardiogram systems and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a system for measuring an electrical potential at one or more positions on a subject and determining if the electrical potential measurements are taken at one or more selected positions, and methods of using the same. The system can include at least one glove having at least one electrode thereon configured to collect electrical potential measurements and at least one position sensor configured to collect position data to determine if the electrical potential measurements are taken at a specified location on the subject.. ... Elwha Llc

01/05/17 / #20170000106

Methods and systems for directing birds away from equipment

A system for directing a bird away from equipment includes an item of equipment and a detector configured to detect a bird that could be harmed by or that could harm the equipment and to determine the proximity of the bird to the equipment. The system also includes an unmanned aerial vehicle and a pilot system configured to control the unmanned aerial vehicle.. ... Elwha Llc








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