Anthony Macciola, Jiyong Ma, Alexander Shustorovich, Christopher Thrasher, Jan W Amtrup: Determining distance between an object and a capture device based on captured image data. KOFAX, Zilka Kotab P C, April 17, 2018: US09946954 (5 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for determining distance between an object and a capture device are disclosed. The distance determination techniques are based on image data captured by the capture device, where the image data represent the object. These techni ...

Alexander Theodossiou: Pressure exchanger system with integral pressure balancing system. Energy Recovery, Fletcher Yoder P C, April 17, 2018: US09945210 (5 worldwide citation)

A system includes a rotary isobaric pressure exchanger (IPX) configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and second fluid. The rotary IPX includes a first end cover including a first fluid aperture configured to route the first fluid. The rotary IPX also includes a first piston integral w ...

Assaf Natanzon, Steven R Bromling, Joshua C Baergen, Michael Trachtman: Data coherency system and method. EMC IP Holding Company, Brian J Colandreo, Mark H Whittenberger, Holland & Knight, April 17, 2018: US09946649 (5 worldwide citation)

A method, computer program product, and computing system for defining an IO splitter module within each of a plurality of nodes included within a hyper-converged storage environment. A coherency module is defined on at least one of the plurality of nodes. A data request is received.

Stephen J Brown, Daylyn M Meade, Timothy P Flood, Clive A Hallatt, Holden D Jessup, Hector H Gonzalez Banos: Predictive power management in a wireless sensor network using activity costs. Invent ly, Christopher P Maiorana PC, April 17, 2018: US09946571 (5 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a plurality of self-powered devices and at least one remote device. The plurality of self-powered devices may be configured to (i) perform one or more tasks and (ii) select one of a plurality of modes of operation. The remote device may be configured to (a) determine scheduling d ...

Farshad Ghasripoor, Jeremy Grant Martin, Prem Krish, Baji Gobburi: Frac system with hydraulic energy transfer system. ENERGY RECOVERY, Fletcher Yoder P C, April 17, 2018: US09945216 (5 worldwide citation)

A frac system that includes a hydraulic energy transfer system configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and a second fluid.

Matt Holmes, Eric P Avar, Jeongwoo Lee, Fanny Ho, Bryant Klug: Article of footwear. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, April 17, 2018: US09943134 (5 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear may include an upper and an outsole bonded to the upper. The outsole may include multiple discrete lugs distributed across a bottom exterior surface of the outsole. The article may further include a compressible foam midsole contained within the upper. The midsole may be non-d ...

Xikun Wang, Zhenjiang Cui, Soonam Park, Nitin K Ingle: Cobalt-containing material removal. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 17, 2018: US09947549 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods are described herein for etching cobalt films which are difficult to volatize. The methods include exposing a cobalt film to a bromine or chlorine-containing precursor with a concurrent local plasma which applies a bias to the impinging etchants. Cobalt halide is formed on the surface at the ...

Kenneth Schofield, Niall R Lynam: Vision system for vehicle. MAGNA ELECTRONICS, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, April 17, 2018: US09948904 (3 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a vehicle includes a forward viewing camera. Responsive at least in part to processing by an image processor of image data captured by the forward viewing camera, at least one road characteristic of a road along which the vehicle is traveling is detected. Responsive at least in p ...

Todd Reichert, Cameron Robertson, Mark Johnson Cutler: Multicopter with wide span rotor configuration and protective fuselage. Kitty Hawk Corporation, Van Pelt Yi & James, April 17, 2018: US09944386 (3 worldwide citation)

An aircraft includes a plurality of rotors and a fuselage. The plurality of rotors are attached to the aircraft at a fixed roll angle and a fixed pitch angle and the plurality of rotors rotate independently of one another. The fuselage includes a side wall with a top edge where the top edge of the s ...

Herriot Tabuteau, Jaro I Karppinen: Osteoclast inhibitors such as zoledronic acid for low back pain treatment. ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II, Maschoff Brennan Laycock Gilmore, Brent A Johnson, Yuefen Zhou, April 17, 2018: US09943531 (3 worldwide citation)

Oral dosage forms of osteoclast inhibitors, such as zoledronic acid, in an acid or a salt form can be used to treat or alleviate pain or related conditions, such as Modic changes type I.