Erwin Meinders
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Laser beam recorder and method for controlling a laser beam recorder. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, July 1, 2010: US20100165807-A1

The present invention relates to a method for controlling a LBR (Laser Beam Recorder) (56) suitable for mastering a record carrier (60) by writing data in the record carrier in circular or spiral tracks and comprising: means (58) for rotating a record carrier; means (62) for moving a laser (61) over ...

Yanning Song Yanning Song
Christina M Lampe Onnerud, Yanning Song, Richard V Chamberlain II, Per Onnerud: Control Electronics for Li-ion Batteries. Boston Power, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, July 1, 2010: US20100164436-A1

A storage voltage of a battery pack is controlled with control electronics. The storage voltage of a battery pack is sensed, and a discharge mechanism is triggered if the storage voltage is within a predetermined range of voltage, to thereby adjust the storage voltage of the battery pack to below th ...

Dr. Jill S. Becker
Jill S Becker, Roger R Coutu, Douwe J Monsma: System and method for thin film deposition. Cambridge NanoTech, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC, July 1, 2010: US20100166955-A1

A reaction chamber assembly suitable for forming thin film deposition layers onto solid substrates includes a reaction chamber and an input plenum for receiving source material from gas source containers and delivering a flow of source material into the reaction chamber uniformly distributed across ...

Sandeep Tyagi
Vitthal Abaso Sawant, Srinivas Siripurapu, Raja Krishnamurthy, Sandeep Tyagi: Thermoplastic polycarbonate compositions. Cantor Colburn Sabic, July 1, 2010: US20100168293-A1

Disclosed herein is a thermoplastic composition comprising: a polycarbonate;an impact modifier;a polycarbonate-polysiloxane copolymer;a poly(arylene ether)-polysiloxane copolymer; andan organophosphate in an amount of 2 to 20 weight percent based on the combined weight of polycarbonate, impact modif ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Facilitating the more natural aiming of telescopes. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, July 1, 2010: US20100165457-A1

The illustrative embodiments provide for a computer implemented method, computer readable medium, and data processing system for adjusting a perceived image seen through an optical observation device. The azimuth-elevation-rotation of the optical observation device is measured relative to an observe ...

Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois: Method for the synthesis of omega-amino-alkanoic acids. Arkema France, Arkema, Patent Department 26th Floor, July 1, 2010: US20100168453-A1

The invention relates to a method for the synthesis of amino acids/esters of general formula NH2—(CH2)n—COOR in which n is an integer between 5 and 14, and R is either H or an alkyl radical including from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, from natural long-chain mono-unsaturated fatty acids or esters including a ...

Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois: Method for preparing acrylic acid from glycerol. Arkema France, Hunton & Williams, July 1, 2010: US20100168471-A1

The invention relates to a method for preparing acrylic acid from an aqueous glycerol solution, comprising a first step of dehydration of the glycerol to acrolein, carried out in the gas phase in the presence of a catalyst and under a pressure of between 1 and 5 bar, and a second step of oxidation o ...

Brian Hoffman
Wenyi Zhao, Chenyu Wu, David Hirvonen, Tao Zhao, Brian D Hoffman, Simon Dimaio: Robust sparse image matching for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical Operations, July 1, 2010: US20100166323-A1

Systems, methods, and devices are used to match images. Points of interest from a first image are identified for matching to a second image. In response to the identified points of interest, regions and features can be identified and used to match the points of interest to a corresponding second ima ...

Brian Hoffman
Wenyi Zhao, Chenyu Wu, David Hirvonen, Christopher J Hasser, Brian E Miller, Catherine J Mohr, Myriam J Curet, Tao Zhao, Simon Dimaio, Brian D Hoffman: Efficient 3-d telestration for local robotic proctoring. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical Operations, July 1, 2010: US20100164950-A1

An apparatus is configured to show telestration in 3-D to a surgeon in real time. A proctor is shown one side of a stereo image pair, such that the proctor can draw a telestration line on the one side with an input device. Points of interest are identified for matching to the other side of the stere ...

Brian Hoffman
Tao Zhao, Wenyi Zhao, Daniel J Halabe, Brian D Hoffman, William C Nowlin: Fiducial marker design and detection for locating surgical instrument in images. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical Operations, July 1, 2010: US20100168562-A1

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and tools for tool tracking using image-derived data from one or more tool-located reference features. A method includes: capturing a first image of a tool that includes multiple features that define a first marker, where at least one of the featur ...