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Method and apparatus to provide surroundings awareness using sound
Surrounding awareness is provided using sound recognition by detecting sound, determining frequency components of the detected sound and comparing the frequency...
A camera system includes a body defining a cavity and a camera attached to the body within the cavity and including a lens and a ring surrounding the lens. The...
System and method for commissioning wireless building system devices
A building commissioning system includes a controller and an electronic database for storing a building layout that includes desired locations for devices to be...
The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device ("PV device"), more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with a multilayered...
Software-controlled electronic circuit for switching power to a
The method of controlling a rotating three-phase motor involves generating in synchronism with the rotation of the motor a variable duty cycle pulse-width...
Segmented driver for a transistor device
A segmented driver including at least one drive pin and a sense pin, a driver circuit, a comparator, and a controller. The driver circuit activates a selected...
Aluminum alloy rotor for an electromagnetic device
A rotor includes a shorting ring defining a plurality of cavities therein, and a plurality of conductor bars each integral with the shorting ring and having an...
Method for injection molding rotor magnets
A method and assembly for forming a rotor include forming a rotor core having a plurality of voids and placing the formed rotor core into a die cavity. The...
Current limit management for multi-function systems
Exemplary methods are disclosed, which may include providing a conductive component configured to conduct a current to at least two electrical systems or...
Protective enclosure for a wire harness
A convoluted tube for enclosing a wire harness can include a tubular body portion extending in a longitudinal direction. The tubular body portion can define a...
Methods for detecting loose connection in power connectors
An electrical connector assembly that includes a female and male connector assembly. The female assembly includes a primary female housing including two female...
Rotatable power center for a work surface
A rotatable power center is configured for installation along a work surface or the like, and includes an outer housing and a pivotable inner housing having one...
Spin-welded electrical ground and spin welding methods
A friction-welded ground assembly that includes an alloy substrate with a clearance hole; an aluminum alloy weld nut having a bolt bore and an outer wall; and a...
High-voltage contactor switching systems and methods
Systems and methods for switching high-voltage contactors in a battery system with reduced degradation over time are presented. In certain embodiments, a system...
Self-pumping membraneless fuel cell
The present invention is directed to a device, and method of operation, for a fuel cell which uses bubble-based pumping to self-pump the fuel to the anode, and...
Varying wall geometry ejector
An apparatus for delivering a primary fuel stream to a fuel cell stack is provided. The apparatus includes an ejector that is configured to receive the primary...
Composite cathode materials having improved cycle life
Lithiated composite materials and methods of manufacture are provided that are capable of imparting excellent capacity and greatly improved cycle life in...
Battery module for mitigating gas accumulation and methods thereof
A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies configured to electrically communicate with each other. Each...
Protection circuit, circuit employing same, and associated method of
A buffer or voltage protection circuit, a circuit including same, and an associated method of operation are disclosed. In one example embodiment, the integrated...
Hyperbranched olefin oil-based dielectric fluid
The present invention generally relates to a dielectric composition which is a poly-.alpha.-olefin or poly(co-ethylene-.alpha.-olefin) having a backbone weight...
Oleic and medium chain length triglyceride based, low viscosity, high
flash point dielectric fluids
A dielectric fluid comprising in weight percent based on the weight of the composition: A. 30 to 70% C18:1 fatty acids; B. 10 to 55% of a mixture of C8 and C10...
Microbial nanowires and methods of making and using
Electrically conductive nanowires, and genetically or chemically modified production and use of such nanowires with altered conductive, adhesive, coupling or...
Undetectable combining of nonaligned concurrent signals
The approach shown provides for an efficient implementation of time response, level response and frequency response alignment between two audio sources such as...
Methods and systems for adapting speech systems
Methods and systems are provided for adapting a speech system. In one example a method includes: processing a spoken command with one or more models of one or...
Methods and devices for generating high-amplitude and high-frequency
focused ultrasound with light-absorbing...
A high-frequency light-generated focused ultrasound (LGFU) device is provided. The device has a source of light energy, such as a laser, and an optoacoustic...
Process for displaying and designing colors
The present disclosure is directed to a system for displaying and designing one or more colors on digital display devices, non-digital display media, or a...
Online proctoring process for distance-based testing
A system for enabling real time live proctoring of an exam across a distributed network includes a first remote computer. The first remote computer is capable...
Communication system and method
A vehicle system includes a vehicle communication module in the vehicle, a remote start system in the vehicle, and a vehicle processor. The vehicle processor is...
Web based fast query visualization of time-varying multi-variate vessel
flow field by using uniform partition...
A method for visualizing flow data from computation fluid dynamics (CFD) applications in 2-dimensions (2D) includes receiving a 3-dimensional (3D) image volume...
Method for determining expertise of users in a knowledge management system
A method includes receiving information identifying a first knowledge element from a plurality of knowledge elements. The method also includes, for a plurality...
Directing field of vision based on personal interests
A method for directing the field of vision based on personal interests. The method includes receiving a keyword and/or an image file and processing the keyword...
Approach for controller area network bus off handling
A system and method for determining when to reset a controller in response to a bus off state. The method includes determining that the controller has entered a...
Methods and apparatus for updating software components in coordination
with operational modes of a motor vehicle
Methods and apparatus are provided for updating at least one software component of a motor vehicle in coordination with predetermined safe operational modes of...
Providing feedback for screen sharing
A data processing system and computer program product for sharing displayed content. A content displayed on a source computer system is shared with a set of...
Fusion method for cross traffic application using radars and camera
A method and system are disclosed for tracking objects which are crossing behind a host vehicle. Target data from a vision system and two radar sensors are...
Method and apparatus for excitation of gear rattle
A test apparatus for eliciting a gear rattle from a gear-train employed in a device includes a fixture configured to support the device in a fixed starting...
Crossbow with improved rail and arrow slot
A crossbow includes a barrel having a bowstring rail with a slot including spaced first and second arrow rest areas aligned along said bowstring rail and an...
Refrigerator, freezer and icemaker gap gauges
An example functional member of a refrigerator, freezer or icemaker having two closing members intended to be separated by a first distance includes a structure...
Folding approach to create a 3D vacuum insulated door from 2D flat vacuum
An appliance door includes a vacuum insulated structure having a plurality of core sections that are folded to form an ice and/or water dispensing cavity on an...
Icemaker with swing tray
A clear ice making system and method utilizes an ice forming tray pivotally connected to opposing side walls of an icemaker housing. Ice forming fingers of a...
Clear ice maker with varied thermal conductivity
A clear ice maker assembly for an appliance includes an ice tray rotatably coupled with a housing and horizontally suspended within an interior volume of the...
Layering of low thermal conductive material on metal tray
An ice maker having a housing defining an interior volume, with an ice tray rotatably coupled with the housing and horizontally suspended across the interior...
Method for forming ice cubes in an ice making device
A refrigerator includes an ice making device for producing ice cubes. The ice making device includes a mold body having a plurality of ice forming cavities...
Weirless ice tray
An ice tray may include a substantially planar body portion with a plurality of cavities that are not interconnected by weirs. The ice tray may include a body...
Curved vortex tube
A vortex tube with an arcuate hot leg. A vortex tube include a vortex chamber couple to a first tube, a cold leg, to carry a cold air stream and a second tube,...
Split air conditioning system with a single outdoor unit
A split air conditioning system for conditioning a plurality of zones within a single living area of a building, that includes a single outdoor unit; a...
Modular vent hood blower kit for in-line or external application
A vent hood kit comprises a canopy assembly having an intake end and an outlet end, a blower housing selectively and alternatively coupled with the exhaust end...
Elastically deformable module installation assembly
Module installation assembly including a base structure having a base portion, a first and second bracket, the base portion disposed in a base plane, the first...
Two-way flow control solenoid with an auto pressure regulating feature
A solenoid valve is provided having a hydraulic body that provides one of the poles for the solenoid valve. The hydraulic body has a central bore providing a...
Magnetically actuated shut-off valve
A latching solenoid gate valve includes a housing defining a conduit having a flow path therethrough and a cavity separating the conduit into a first section...