Faranak Davoodi, Farhooman Davoudi: Controllable buoys and networked buoy systems. California Institute of Technology, Steinfl & Bruno, February 7, 2017: US09563203 (1 worldwide citation)

Buoyant sensor networks are described, comprising floating buoys with sensors and energy harvesting capabilities. The buoys can control their buoyancy and motion, and can organize communication in a distributed fashion. Some buoys may have tethered underwater vehicles with a smart spooling system th ...

Takao Yonehara, Subramanian Tamilmani, Karl Josef Kramer, Jay Ashjaee, Mehrdad M Moslehi, Yasuyoshi Miyaji, Noriyuki Hayashi, Takamitsu Inahara: High-throughput batch porous silicon manufacturing equipment design and processing methods. OB REALTY, Howard IP Law Group PC, September 26, 2017: US09771662 (1 worldwide citation)

This disclosure enables high-productivity fabrication of porous semiconductor layers (made of single layer or multi-layer porous semiconductors such as porous silicon, comprising single porosity or multi-porosity layers). Some applications include fabrication of MEMS separation and sacrificial layer ...

Kelly Eric Bowman, Richard Ryan Watson: Topology graph optimization. Workman Nydegger, July 4, 2017: US09697326 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are presented for topology graph optimization. A design geometry is represented as a graph. Engineering objectives and constraints are associated with a graph representation of a design geometry. The graph representation of the design geometry is iteratively refined for analysis using an ...

Jonathan Anders, Kenth Svensson, Bobby John, Chad Koci, Christopher Gehrke, Glen Martin, Timothy Bazyn: Ducted combustion systems utilizing tubular ducts. Caterpillar, Miller Matthias & Hull, March 7, 2017: US09587606 (1 worldwide citation)

A ducted combustion system is disclosed. The ducted combustion system includes a combustion chamber bound by a flame deck surface of a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine and by a piston top surface of a piston disposed within the internal combustion engine. The system includes a fuel inj ...

Rolf Emunds: Casing for a lifting aid. Airbus Operations, Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt P A, June 6, 2017: US09669920 (1 worldwide citation)

A casing for a lifting aid for an aircraft, comprising at least one strake which extends essentially in a protruding manner in the direction of flight in relation to an outer surface of the casing. An aircraft including a lifting aid and such a type of casing.

Thomas W Astle: Dried specimen storage slides, systems and methods. DeLio Peterson & Curcio, Kelly M Nowak, February 27, 2018: US09903798 (1 worldwide citation)

Specimen collection slides, methods of fabricating and methods of utilizing such specimen collection slides whereby each specimen collection slide includes a top rigid layer with an opening, a bottom rigid layer with an opening substantially the same size as the top layer opening, a middle rigid sec ...

Ormonde G Durham, Edward E Lakata: Controlled resonance in electrical power devices. Opto Generic Devices, Hoffman Warnick, January 2, 2018: US09859830 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems for controlled resonance in electrical power devices are described. A programmed signal processor generates output control signals from input electrical signals based on resonant control parameters for a target power device. Analog electrical control systems for controlled resonance, power d ...

Guenther Marx, Guenter Boersch, Helmut Nitzsche: Air outlet for ventilating the interior of a motor vehicle. GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, Lorenz & Kopf, April 11, 2017: US09616732 (1 worldwide citation)

An air outlet for ventilating the interior of a motor vehicle is provided. The air outlet is fluidly connected with a module of a heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning system. The air outlet includes a linkage region having an opening. An insulating structure is held in the linkage region wit ...

St├ęphane Kemkemian: Method for detecting atmospheric turbulence by an embedded electromagnetic sensor, notably on board an aircraft. Thales, Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, July 6, 2010: US07750839 (1 worldwide citation)

An aim of the invention is to allow the detection of turbulence in the absence of tracers. A radar is embedded aboard an aircraft (21) and implements the following steps: searching for the upper part of a convective system (1) situated outside the given zone, reflecting the electromagnetic waves; se ...

Nicole Justis Truitt, Benjamin David Sullivan, Zeyad Moussa, Daniel Kincade: Reconfigurable apparel manufacture and business processes. Noon Intellectual Property Law P C, June 13, 2017: US09675135 (1 worldwide citation)

Provided herein are methods for the modulation of appearance or material properties within items of apparel or equipment. Also provided herein are design articles having alterable designs.