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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 for signaling a remote tissue responsive to interaction with environmental objects

A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a first device configured to interface with a first body portion, the first device including a sensor assembly configured to generate sense signals associated with an impact or an impending impact between the environmental object and the first body portion; and a reporting device configured to generate communication signals responsive to generation of the sense signals for remote transmission. The system also includes, but is not limited to, a processor to process at least one of the sense signals or the communication signals, and a second device configured to interface with a second body portion remote from the first body portion, the second device including a communications interface configured to receive the communication signals from the first device; and a stimulator configured to generate stimulation of a tissue remote the first body portion responsive to instruction by the processor.. ... Elwha Llc

Optical surface-scattering elements and metasurfaces

Systems and methods are described herein for an optical beam-steering device that includes an optical transmitter and/or receiver to transmit and/or receive optical radiation from an optically reflective surface. An array of adjustable dielectric resonator elements is arranged on the surface with inter-element spacings less than an optical operating wavelength. ... Elwha Llc

Fabrication of optical metasurfaces

The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. ... Elwha Llc

Satellite with machine vision

In one embodiment, a satellite configured for machine vision includes, but is not limited to, at least one imager; one or more computer readable media bearing one or more program instructions; and at least one computer processor configured by the one or more program instructions to perform operations including at least: obtaining imagery using the at least one imager of the satellite; determining at least one interpretation of the imagery by analyzing at least one aspect of the imagery; and executing at least one operation based on the at least one interpretation of the imagery.. . ... Elwha Llc

Satellite with machine vision for disaster relief support

In one embodiment, a satellite configured to provide machine vision for disaster-relief support includes, but is not limited to, at least one imager; one or more computer readable media bearing one or more program instructions; and at least one computer processor configured by the one or more program instructions to perform operations including at least: obtaining imagery using the at least one imager of the satellite; detecting at least one event by analyzing at least one aspect of the imagery; and executing at least one operation based on the at least one event.. . ... Elwha Llc

Control circuitry for 1d optical metasurfaces

A hologram system may include a hologram chip comprising a wafer substrate having a first plurality of conductive pads on a hologram surface region connected to a second plurality of conductive pads on an interconnect surface region. The hologram chip may also include an array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on the hologram region of the wafer substrate. ... Elwha Llc

Control circuitry for 2d optical metasurfaces

A 2d hologram system with a matrix addressing scheme is provided. The system may include a 2d array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on a wafer substrate. ... Elwha Llc

Lidar scanning system

Embodiments include a lidar scanning system. A laser is configured to emit pulses of light. ... Elwha Llc

Personal therapy and exercise monitoring and oversight devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to personal therapy and exercise systems as well as to methods related thereto. For example, a personal therapy system can be a modular system that can include multiple therapy gear modules.. ... Elwha Llc

Personal therapy and exercise monitoring and oversight devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to personal therapy and exercise systems as well as to methods related thereto. For example, a personal therapy system can be a modular system that can include multiple therapy gear modules.. ... Elwha Llc

Compositions and methods for modified b cells expressing reassigned biological agents

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

Systems, devices and methods for monitoring breastfeeding

Breast monitoring systems and methods are described including a flexible substrate fabricated to substantially conform to one or more breasts of a subject; dynamically bendable optical fibers associated with the flexible substrate; a light source operably coupled to the optical fibers; a photodetector positioned to detect light reception from the optical fibers; a reporting device; and a microcontroller including a microprocessor and circuitry, wherein the circuitry includes input circuitry configured to receive a first set of signals and at least one second set of signals from the photodetector; calculation circuitry configured to calculate a curvature delta value based on a comparison of the received first and at least one second set of signals, and calculate a breast volume delta value from the calculated curvature delta value; and reporting circuitry configured to transmit a signal to the reporting device based on the calculated breast volume delta value.. . ... Elwha Llc

Systems, devices and methods for monitoring breastfeeding

Breast monitoring systems are described including a breast sensor device having a substrate fabricated to substantially conform to one or more breasts of a subject, dynamically bendable optical fibers, and a connector; a light source configured to operably couple with the optical fibers through the connector; a photodetector configured to operably couple with the optical fibers through the connector and positioned to detect light transmission through the optical fibers; a reporting device; and a microcontroller including a microprocessor and circuitry, the circuitry including input circuitry configured to receive a first set of signals and at least one second set of signals from the photodetector; calculation circuitry configured to calculate a curvature delta value based on a comparison of the first and at least one second set of signals, and calculate a breast volume delta value from the calculated curvature delta value; and reporting circuitry.. . ... Elwha Llc

Vending devices having ad-watching as consideration

Systems and methods for vending devices having ad-watching as consideration are described. In some implementations, a vending apparatus includes a dispensing portion operable to dispense a product (e.g. ... Elwha Llc

07/19/18 / #20180205152

Tunable medium linear coder

An antenna system includes near-end electromagnetic (em) radiating elements, a tunable medium, and control circuitry. The tunable medium includes em scattering elements corresponding to lumped impedance elements and variable impedance control inputs configured to enable selection of an impedance value for each of the lumped impedance elements. ... Elwha Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200603

Systems and methods for determining penalties

A penalty allocation system includes a first equipment, a second equipment, and a processing circuit. The first equipment is configured to be worn by a first player. ... Elwha Llc

07/12/18 / #20180199471

Power supply system and method of managing the same

A method of managing a power supply system for a data center includes circulating a fluid in a cooling circuit, obtaining data regarding a server located in the data center using a sensor, controlling the transfer of heat energy from the server to the fluid based on the data, coupling the fluid to an electrochemical power generator, and generating power for the server using the fluid in the electrochemical power generator.. . ... Elwha Llc

07/12/18 / #20180199027

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

07/05/18 / #20180190385

Generating a description of, and an offer to transfer or a solicitation of an offer to acquire, an asset that includes at least one retreatment contract

An embodiment of a method includes generating a description of an asset that includes at least one retreatment contract, and generating an offer to transfer, or a solicitation of an offer to acquire, the asset. The asset may also include one or more instruments other than the at least one retreatment contract. ... Elwha Llc

06/28/18 / #20180182370

Active cancellation of noise in temporal bones

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

06/21/18 / #20180169412

System and method for enhancing learning relating to a sound pattern

Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of a sound pattern or relating to a sound pattern are described. A sound output corresponding to the sound pattern is delivering to the subject, and a learning enhancing neural stimulus is delivered to a cranial nerve of the subject in association with the sound output. ... Elwha Llc

06/21/18 / #20180169411

Prompting system and method for enhancing learning with neural modulation

Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of an activity by a subject are described. A prompt for causing the subject to perform the activity is delivered repeatedly, in combination with a neural stimulus, with timing of delivery of prompts and neural stimuli controlled by electrical control circuitry. ... Elwha Llc

06/21/18 / #20180169351

Active lubrication of penetrating devices

Penetrating systems and devices are described herein which include a penetrating portion having a fluid reservoir portion formed from two concentric hollow cylinders joined at one end with a substantially ring-shaped first end piece and associated at the other end with a substantially ring-shaped second end piece, the outer hollow cylinder including a plurality of pores in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir portion, the inner hollow cylinder defining a lumen in fluid communication with a second fluid reservoir portion, and the substantially ring-shaped second end piece forming a deformable barrier.. . ... Elwha Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168905

System and method for enhancing learning of a motor task

Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of a motor task are described. The system controls delivery of an example or prompt to the subject via one or more of an audio, video, or other output device. ... Elwha Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167586

Satellite imaging system with edge processing

In one embodiment, a satellite imaging system with edge processing includes, but is not limited to, at least one first imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a first field of view; at least one second imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a second field of view that is proximate to and larger than a size of the first field of view; and a hub processing unit linked to the at least one first imaging unit and the at least one second imaging unit.. . ... Elwha Llc

06/14/18 / #20180166168

Patient medical support system and related method

A medical equipment case is provided for containing and transporting at least one article of medical equipment and a two-way audio-visual system. Such equipment may be used, for example, for telemedicine applications by a patient discharged from a hospital, or other subject in need of remote health care monitoring. ... Elwha Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160073

Remote monitoring of telemedicine device

Methods and systems for monitoring usage of a telemedicine system are described. A monitoring system at a hospital or other central monitoring location provides for communication between personnel at a monitoring location (e.g. ... Elwha Llc

06/07/18 / #20180159242

Apparatus for reducing scattering and methods of using and making same

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

06/07/18 / #20180157930

Satellite constellation with image edge processing

In one embodiment, a satellite constellation includes, but is not limited to, an array of satellites that each include a satellite imaging system including at least: at least one first imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a first field of view; at least one second imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a second field of view that is proximate to and that is larger than a size of the first field of view; and a hub processing unit linked to the at least one first imaging unit and the at least one second imaging unit.. . ... Elwha Llc

06/07/18 / #20180157235

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180145947

Cost-effective mobile connectivity protocols

Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a network participant or other communication device (smartphone or motor vehicle, e.g.).. . ... Elwha Llc

05/24/18 / #20180143455

Switchable lens devices, systems, and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to switchable lens devices, systems, and methods related to detecting one or more commands and switching one or more switchable lenses responsive to one or more detected commands.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134171

System and method for predictive control of an energy storage system for a vehicle

A system and method for management of an energy storage system for a vehicle is disclosed. The energy storage system may comprise a battery system for a vehicle such as an electric vehicle or hybrid-electric vehicle. ... Elwha Llc

05/17/18 / #20180132761

Use of epidermal electronic devices to measure orientation

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

05/10/18 / #20180131060

Holographic mode conversion for transmission lines

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

05/10/18 / #20180129921

Time-dependent identification systems, methods, and uses thereof

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

05/10/18 / #20180129116

Coherent upconversion of light

An embodiment simultaneously receives light waves emanating from an object and having first frequency components f1.1 and f1.2, and pumped monochromatic coherent light waves having a second frequency f2. The method non-linearly combines the light waves having the first frequency component f1.1 and the pumped monochromatic coherent light waves, and generates coherent light waves having a third frequency component f3.1 that is a sum of the first frequency f1.1 and the second frequency f2. ... Elwha Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129115

Coherent upconversion of light

Embodiments include an apparatus and method. An apparatus includes a metasurface that coherently upconverts light waves having a first frequency f1. ... Elwha Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123402

Ad-hoc wireless sensor package

Systems, methods, computer-readable storage mediums including computer-readable instructions and/or circuitry for control of transmission to a target device with communicating with one or more sensors in an ad-hoc sensor network may implement operations including, but not limited to: receiving electrical power via at least one structurally integrated electrically conductive element; and powering one or more sensing operations of one or more sensors via the electrical power.. . ... Elwha Llc

05/03/18 / #20180122212

Systems to monitor proximity of body portions relative to an environment

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

05/03/18 / #20180116787

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

04/12/18 / #20180100426

Adjustment of engine operating conditions

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

03/29/18 / #20180090124

Steerable acoustic resonating transducer systems and methods

The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with acoustic transmitters, receivers, and antennas. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a transducer system for transmitting and receiving acoustic energy according to a determined acoustic emission/reception pattern. ... Elwha Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089394

Devices, systems, and methods for automated medical product or service delivery

Various embodiments disclosed herein include systems, methods, and devices for automated delivery of medical services and products. In certain embodiments, the systems and/or methods are at least partially controlled by a computer.. ... Elwha Llc

03/22/18 / #20180081065

Unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv) location assurance

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

03/22/18 / #20180078360

Switchable lens devices, systems, and related methods

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

03/15/18 / #20180077711

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

03/08/18 / #20180064366

Intraluminal devices with deployable elements

Intraluminal devices with deployable elements are described. An intraluminal device includes, but is not limited to, a shell dimensioned and structured to travel through a biological lumen of a subject; and at least one deployable element, the at least one deployable element being actuatable from a first configuration to at least a second configuration, wherein the at least one deployable element extends further outwards from the shell in the second configuration than in the first configuration.. ... Elwha Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064335

Retinal imager device and system with edge processing

In one embodiment, a machine-vision enabled fundoscope for retinal analysis includes, but is not limited to, an optical lens arrangement; an image sensor positioned with the optical lens arrangement and configured to convert detected light to retinal image data; computer readable memory; at least one communication interface; and an image processor communicably linked to the image sensor, the computer readable memory, and the at least one communication interface, the image processor programmed to execute operations including at least: obtain the retinal image data from the image sensor; generate output data based on analysis of the retinal image data, the output data requiring less bandwidth for transmission than the retinal image data; and transmit the output data via the at least one communication interface.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/01/18 / #20180063372

Imaging device and system with edge processing

In one embodiment, a device for providing low latency communication of high resolution imagery includes, but is not limited to, a first imaging unit including at least: a first optical arrangement directed at a first field of view; a first image sensor that is positioned with the first optical arrangement and that is configured to convert detected light into first image data; and a first image processor coupled to the first image sensor and configured to execute operations including at least: receive the first image data; process the first image data to generate first output data that requires less bandwidth for communication than the first image data; and transfer the first output data.. . ... Elwha Llc

03/01/18 / #20180062265

Tunable medium linear coder

Disclosed are antenna systems and related methods. An antenna system includes a plurality of near-end electromagnetic (em) radiating elements, a tunable medium, and control circuitry. ... Elwha Llc

03/01/18 / #20180059295

Camouflage for transmission towers and lines

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

03/01/18 / #20180058825

Electro-shock projectile launcher

Described embodiments include an electro-shock projectile launcher, a method, and a system. An electro-shock projectile launcher includes a deployment tube configured to launch an electro-shock projectile toward a target human. ... Elwha Llc

02/22/18 / #20180053528

Systems and methods for atomic film data storage

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

02/15/18 / #20180048878

Unauthorized viewer detection system and method

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

02/15/18 / #20180047235

Systems and methods for individual identification and authorization utilizing conformable electronics

An identification device includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate configured to conform to a skin surface of a body portion of a healthcare provider; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including one or more identity sensors configured to generate one or more identity sense signals associated with at least one physical characteristic of an individual subject other than the healthcare provider; circuitry configured to compare the one or more identity sense signals generated by the sensor assembly to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity; and a reporter configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with a comparison of the one or more identity sense signals generated by the sensor assembly to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity of at least one individual.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/15/18 / #20180047234

Systems and methods for individual identification and authorization utilizing conformable electronics

A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly including one or more identity sensors configured to generate one or more identity sense signals associated with at least one physical characteristic of the individual subject; circuitry configured to compare the one or more identity sense signals generated by the sensor assembly to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity of at least one individual to determine whether the one or more identity signals correspond to the identity of the at least one individual; and a reporter configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with at least one of the one or more identity sense signals or a comparison of the one or more identity sense signals with the one or more physical characteristics associated with the identity of the at least one individual.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/15/18 / #20180047229

Systems and methods for individual identification and authorization utilizing conformable electronics

An identification device includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate configured to conform to a skin surface of a body portion of an individual subject; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including one or more identity sensors configured to generate one or more identity sense signals associated with at least one physical characteristic of the individual subject; circuitry configured to compare the one or more identity sense signals generated by the sensor assembly to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity; circuitry configured to compare at least one of the one or more identity sense signals or the identity with one or more authorization parameters; and a reporter operably coupled to the circuitry and configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with the comparison with the one or more authorization parameters.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/15/18 / #20180047228

Systems and methods for individual identification and authorization utilizing conformable electronics

An identification device includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate configured to conform to a skin surface of a body portion of a healthcare provider; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including one or more identity sensors configured to generate one or more identity sense signals associated with at least one physical characteristic of the healthcare provider; circuitry configured to compare the one or more identity sense signals generated by the sensor assembly to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity; and a reporter configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with a comparison of the one or more identity sense signals generated by the sensor assembly to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity of at least one individual.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/15/18 / #20180046892

Systems and methods for individual identification and authorization utilizing conformable electronics

A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly including an identity sensor configured to generate identity sense signals associated with a physical characteristic of an individual subject; circuitry including an identity comparison module configured to compare the identity sense signals to reference data indicative of one or more physical characteristics associated with an identity of at least one individual to determine whether the identity sense signals correspond to the identity of the at least one individual, the circuitry including an authorization comparison module configured to compare at least one of the identity sense signals or the identity with one or more authorization parameters; and a reporter configured to generate one or more communication signals associated with a comparison of at least one of the identity sense signals with the authorization parameters or the identity with the one or more authorization parameters.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/15/18 / #20180045862

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

02/15/18 / #20180045852

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

02/08/18 / #20180040449

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

02/01/18 / #20180034973

Systems and methods for monitoring sound during an in-building emergency

A system for monitoring a building having one or more microphones coupled to a telephone includes a detector configured to detect a triggering event within the building and transmit an activating signal when the triggering event is detected, and a control module configured to receive the activating signal from the detector. The control module is programmed to activate at least one of the one or more microphones to monitor sound when the activating signal is received.. ... Elwha Llc

02/01/18 / #20180033285

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

02/01/18 / #20180031866

Ophthalmic devices and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems including at least one ophthalmic device and methods of using the system. The ophthalmic device includes at least one switchable lens therein that includes at least one electro-optical material. ... Elwha Llc

02/01/18 / #20180031865

Ophthalmic devices and related methods

Embodiments disclosed herein are related to systems including at least one ophthalmic device (e.g., at least one intraocular lens or at least one contact lens) and methods of using the at least one ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes a switchable lens that can selectively change a focal length thereof. ... Elwha Llc

02/01/18 / #20180031171

Multi-layer phononic crystal thermal insulators

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

02/01/18 / #20180027909

Protective garment systems for protecting an individual and methods of using the same

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to protective garments and systems that include a protective garment for protecting one or more body regions of an individual wearing the protective garment.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/01/18 / #20180027894

Protective garment systems for protecting an individual and methods of using the same

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems for automatically protecting an individual from injuries using one or more sensors, one or more rigid members, and one or more inflatable members associated therewith, and methods of using the same.. . ... Elwha Llc

02/01/18 / #20180027893

Protective garment systems for protecting an individual and methods of using the same

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems for automatically protecting an individual from injuries using one or more sensors and one or more protective members, and methods of using the same. The system can include a supportive member supporting one or more protective members. ... Elwha Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021564

Nerve stimulation system, subsystem, headset, and earpiece

In an embodiment, a nerve stimulation system includes a headset and an earpiece which includes two or more ear-contacting elements, for example an ear canal insert, and a concha insert. Ear-contacting elements may be mounted onto an earpiece housing have projecting mounting structures, which provide mechanical and electrical connection between ear-contacting elements and housing through various materials and configurations. ... Elwha Llc

01/25/18 / #20180020952

Systems and methods for warning of a protruding body part of a wheelchair occupant

A system for warning of protruding body parts of a medical vehicle occupant includes a sensor, a feedback device, and a processing circuit. The sensor is configured to generate sensor data based on a position of the occupant, and the processing circuit is configured to determine a contour of the medical vehicle, detect a protruding extremity of the occupant based on the sensor data and the contour, and generate a warning using the feedback device, where the warning is based on the detected protruding extremity.. ... Elwha Llc

01/18/18 / #20180018895

Driver training in an autonomous vehicle

Described embodiments include a self-propelled vehicle, method, and system. The self-propelled vehicle includes an autonomous driving system configured to dynamically determine maneuvers operating the vehicle along a route in an automated mode without continuous input from a human driver. ... Elwha Llc

01/18/18 / #20180016027

System and method for payload management for an unmanned aircraft

A system and method for payload management for a uav/aircraft is disclosed. Uav/craft may be configured for a mission with aerodynamically-exposed payload to be delivered from originator to destination on a route in operating conditions. ... Elwha Llc

01/11/18 / #20180011540

Tactile feedback generated by non-linear interaction of surface acoustic waves

Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes a first ultrasound transmitter acoustically coupled to a conducting layer of a display surface and configured to deliver a first ultrasound wave to a selected delineated area. ... Elwha Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006376

Massively multi-user mimo using space time holography

Disclosed are antenna systems, wireless antenna controllers, and related methods. An antenna system includes a configured to receive an electromagnetic (em) signal and propagate the em signal as an em reference wave. ... Elwha Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006375

Massively multi-user mimo using space time holography

Disclosed are antenna systems and related methods. An antenna system includes one or more feeds configured to receive an electromagnetic (em) signal and propagate the em signal as an em reference wave. ... Elwha Llc

01/04/18 / #20180004296

Tactile control system

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

01/04/18 / #20180001902

Robotic vehicle control

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

01/04/18 / #20180000503

Robotic debridement apparatuses, and related systems and methods

Robotic debridement apparatuses, related systems, and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. The robotic debridement apparatuses are configured to facilitate debridement of tissue from a body region. ... Elwha Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000502

Robotic debridement apparatuses, and related systems and methods

Robotic debridement apparatuses, related systems, and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. The robotic debridement apparatuses are configured to facilitate debridement of tissue from a wound region. ... Elwha Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000501

Robotic debridement apparatuses, and related systems and methods

Robotic debridement apparatuses, related systems, and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. The robotic debridement apparatuses are configured to facilitate debridement of tissue from a body region. ... Elwha Llc








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