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Na Li, Carter S Haines, Marcio D Lima, Monica Jung De Andrade, Shaoli Fang, Jiyoung Oh, Mikhail E Kozlov, Dongseok Suh, Ray H Baughman: Coiled and non-coiled twisted nanofiber yarn torsional and tensile actuators. The Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Ross Spencer Garsson, October 10, 2017: US09784249

Actuators (artificial muscles) comprising twist-spun nanofiber yarn or twist-inserted polymer fibers generate torsional and/or tensile actuation when powered electrically, photonically, chemically, thermally, by absorption, or by other means. These artificial muscles utilize non-coiled or coiled yar ...


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Chris Stubblefield, Eddy Mindlin: System and method for plugging core holes. Mesa Digital, Luis M Ortiz, Kermit D Lopez, Ortiz & Lopez PLLC, July 4, 2017: US09695607

A system, device, and method for plugging core holes. A core hole plug includes a top compression plate, a bottom compression plate, and a rubber expansion ring that separates the top and bottom compression plates. A beveled screw hole can be created on the top compression plate. The beveled screw h ...


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Lesley Silverthorn Marincola, Bryan Silverthorn, Victoria Arch, Lee Silverthorn, Joshua Milburn, William Tsai, Eric Thorne: Solar lighting with pay-as-you go technology. Angaza Design, Morrison & Foerster, September 6, 2016: US09437070

Disclosed are systems, devices and methods for providing solar lighting and power to a customer by using pay-as-you-go (PAYG) technology. The PAYG technology allows a customer to make incremental payments for a solar energy system that includes a lighting unit. The payments can be made through a sma ...


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Janice M Coughlin, Tere Eggleston: Compressible decorative structure. PLOW & HEARTH, Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC, Matthew R Osenga Esq, April 25, 2017: US09631800

A compressible decorative structure can be easily converted from a non-compressed configuration to a compressed configuration. The structure includes an inner support that is attached to a base. A movable ring slides along the inner support and is held in the compressed configuration by retaining cl ...


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Steven Paolini: Recording illumination. TELELUMEN, David Millers, January 3, 2017: US09534956

Systems and methods permit use of efficient solid state emitters for broad spectrum continuous spectrum lighting defined by illumination data. The illumination data, which can be sold as a commercial product, can be recorded or authored and include spectral, temporal, and spatial information. Intens ...


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Gordon Ko: Retrofit solar powered lighting assembly for flagpole. April 19, 2016: US09316365

The present invention is an assembly that changes retrofits a flagpole with a solar powered area light, whereby the flag is removed from connection with the residential flagpole and stored. The assembly optionally includes a remote control so that a user can select from a number of operational modes ...


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Thomas R J Corrigan, Timothy L Quinn: Light concentrator alignment system. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Philip Y Dahl, Robert V Heiti, July 18, 2017: US09709771

The disclosure generally relates to concentrating daylight collectors and in particular to a light concentrator alignment system that can detect and correct for misalignment of the solar concentrator. The present disclosure generally relates to concentrating daylight collectors that can be used for ...


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Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Shadi Mere, Paul O Morris: Adjusting an electronic display based on gaze tracking. Visteon Global Technologies, Dickinson Wright PLLC, April 25, 2017: US09633626

A system for adjusting an electronic display is provided herein. The system includes a gaze tracking device to capture an image of a pupil associated with a viewer of the electronic display, and a diameter of the pupil being ascertained via the image of the pupil. In another example, the system may ...