Human necessities

Handle and display device equipped with handle // US9445514
A display device includes a display used to display an image, and a handle attached to a recess formed in a rear face of the display . The handle having a Z-shape in a side view connects between a first holder and a second holder via a connecting part . The second holder is projected outside the display device so as to achieve an easy-to-hold ability when the first mounting face of the first holder is fixed to the recess of the display device . The first holder is kept inside the thickness of the display device when the second mounting face of the second holder is fixed to the recess .
Light source module and light source system // US9445477
A primary optical unit and a photodetector unit are arranged on a side of a optical branching unit, on which primary terminals are arranged, and a lightconversion unit, which receives primary light, converts the primary light into secondary light, and emits the secondary light, is arranged on a side of the optical branching unit, on which secondary terminals are arranged, to enable guiding of the primary light from the primary optical unit to the lightconversion unit and guiding of the secondary light from the lightconversion unit to the photodetector unit through optical fibers.
System and method for establishing a secured connection between an implantable medical device and an external device // US9445264
A system and method are provided for initiating a secured bi-directional communication session with an implantable medical device. The system and method include configuring a pulse generator device and an external device to establish a communication link there between through a wireless protocol with a defined bonding procedure. The system and method also include transmitting a static identification and dynamic seed from the PG device through a dedicated advertisement channel to the external device and generating a passkey from a pre-defined algorithm based on the dynamic seed and a static identification. Further, the system and method include starting the defined bonding procedure.
Emission of a commencement sound and a conclusion sound // US9445208
Various embodiments associated with a commencement sound and a conclusion sound are described. The commencement sound can be a firing sound, such as a sound of a bullet exiting a rifle. The conclusion sound can be an impact sound, such as a sound of the bullet impacting a concrete wall. These sounds can replicate what it sounds like to have an experience around someone without actually subjecting that person to the experience.
Signal processor for a hearing device and method for operating a hearing device // US9445203
A signal processor for a hearing device with an implantable stimulator having two or more electrodes for emitting electric charge pulses to neural-fibers of an individual. The processor has a signal path comprising an input circuit adapted to receive an acoustic-signal from the surroundings and provide at least one corresponding input audio-signal; a filter bank adapted to provide at least one band-limited audio-signal in dependence on the at least one input audio-signal; and a noise filter adapted to attenuate undesired signal components in the at least one band-limited audio-signal and to provide at least one corresponding noise-filtered signal. The processor is characterised in that the portion of the signal path preceding the noise filter neither causes an effective level compression nor an effective level expansion of the at least one noise-filtered signal when the at least one noise-filtered signal is derived from an acoustic signal having a level within the comfortable acoustic range.
Hearing device tether with acoustic decoupling section // US9445177
A hearing article having an acoustic decoupling section is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a hearing article described herein includes a tether having a first end attached to a first hearing device, a first acoustic decoupling section proximate the first end, and a substantially straight intermediate section. The acoustic decoupling section comprises a predetermined shape.
Systems, devices, and methods for providing products and consultations // US9445087
Included are embodiments for a color calibration device formed from a flexible, elongate strip of material that is formable into a headband. The color calibration device includes a first color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips and a second color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips, wherein the first color correction region and the second color correction region are positioned on opposite sides of a mid-point of the flexible, elongate strip of material.
Computer-readable storage medium having stored therein display control program, display control apparatus, display control system, and display control method // US9445084
A virtual object placed in a three-dimensional virtual space and a user interface are stereoscopically displayed on an upper LCD of a game apparatus. An image used for adjusting a display position of the user interface in the depth direction is displayed on a lower LCD. A user adjusts a UI adjustment slider by using a touch pen to adjust the parallax of the user interface. This allows the adjustment of the parallax of the user interface separately from the parallax of the three-dimensional virtual space, and thereby the depth perception of the user interface can be adjusted.
System, apparatus, and method for image processing // US9445082
According to one embodiment, an image processing system includes a stereoscopic display device and an image processing apparatus. The stereoscopic display device is configured to enable a stereoscopic image constituted by using a predetermined parallax number of parallax images to be stereoscopically viewed. The image processing apparatus comprises a rendering processor configured to apply rendering processing to volume data serving as three-dimensional medical image data, a rendering processing controller configured to control the rendering processor so as to generate from the volume data a parallax image group composed of the predetermined parallax number or more of parallax images, and a storage controller configured to store in a memory the parallax image group generated by the rendering processor. The stereoscopic display device is configured to display the stereoscopic image constituted by selecting the predetermined parallax number of parallax images out of the parallax image group stored in the memory.
Stereo-vision system // US9445078
This invention concerns a measuring system for the calculation of dimensions, including area and volume, of objects in various shapes. In particular, it concerns miniature 3D measuring equipment that is perfectly suitable for 3D measurements of subcutaneous tumors in mice. The primary objective of this invention then also consists of a measuring system for 3D measurements of objects in various shapes, which includes a handheld device that has at least 1 camera, 1 projector and a measuring chamber. In another implementation, the handheld device will have 2 cameras and a projector and the 3D measurement is based on stereo-vision. Another objective is directed to ensuring that said handheld device also has a processor module, a user interface, a power supply, a data communication interface, and exchangeable measuring chambers which provide the flexibility and autonomy to speed up the measurement procedure, and significantly improve the reproducibility of the measurement.
Image transfer apparatus and method // US9445070
An image transfer apparatus comprises an input operable to receive a signal comprising two non-stereoscopic images for different respective viewpoints of a virtual environment, a first output and a second output, and a signal splitter logic, and in which the signal splitter logic is operable to extract and separate the two non-stereoscopic images from the received signal, to format each of the two separated images for reception by a respective conventional 2D display, and to output to the first output and the second output a respective signal comprising one of the two separate images.
Method for video processing using a buffer // US9445058
A method for processing video can include storing input video frame data at a video data buffer and outputting the stored video frame data from the video data buffer at an output video frame rate based on at least an amount of video frame data stored at the video data buffer.
Article of clothing // US9445031
An article of clothing has at least one element of clothing wearable by a user, and a recording camera constructed to operate wirelessly associated with the element of clothing and carrying out recording processes while being associated with the element of clothing.
Method for control of camera module based on physiological signal // US9444998
A control method of an electronic device is disclosed. The method includes receiving an input signal including a physiological signal of a subject to be examined through a sensor module of the electronic device, detecting an input operation based on at least the input signal, and acquiring an image through a camera module according to the input operation.
Fast image sensor for body protection gear or equipment // US9444988
An image sensor for body protection gear and equipment for monitoring and detection of impacts from surrounding object. The image sensor comprises multiple image processors to record images, use images to estimate and calculate environment parameters, and a controller to process the data.
The controller utilizes the received information from image processors to estimate and calculate various environmental parameters which can be used to activate certain functions and devices.
Active signal processing personal health signal receivers // US9444503
The invention provides a receiver associated with a body, e.g., located inside or within close proximity to a body, configured to receive and decode a signal from an in vivo transmitter which located inside the body. Signal receivers of the invention provide for accurate signal decoding of a low-level signal, even in the presence of significant noise, using a small-scale chip, e.g., where the chip consumes very low power. Also provided are systems that include the receivers, as well as methods of using the same.
Motor having a braking function and used in linear actuator // US9444305
A motor, which has a braking function and is used in a linear actuator includes a main body, a rotation shaft, a braking means and a stopping means. The rotation shaft penetrates the center of the main body. The braking means includes a braking ring and a helical ring. The braking ring includes a plurality of curved plates. The helical ring surrounds outer edges of the curved plates. Each curved plate is put on the outer periphery of the rotation shaft. The stopping means is disposed between the main body and the braking means for restricting the rotation of any of the curved plates. By this arrangement, a better braking and decelerating function can be achieved.
Method for manufacture of multi-layer wire structure for high efficiency wireless communication // US9444213
A structure for wireless communication having a plurality of insulator layers, a conductor layer separating each of the insulator layers, and at least one connector connecting two conductor layers wherein an electrical resistance is reduced when an electrical signal is induced in the resonator at a predetermined frequency.
Spectroscopic sensor and method for manufacturing same // US9443993
A method for manufacturing a spectroscopic sensor includes: forming a light receiving element on a semiconductor substrate; forming an angle restricting filter on the semiconductor substrate; and forming a spectroscopic filter on the angle restricting filter. The step of forming a spectroscopic filter includes: forming a first light transmitting film having a peripheral edge that overlaps a light blocking portion in plan view ox the semiconductor substrate by a lift-off method; and forming a second light transmitting film at a position spaced apart from the first light transmitting film in plan view of the semiconductor substrate by the lift-off method, the second light transmitting film having a peripheral edge that overlaps the light blocking portion in plan view of the semiconductor substrate.
Embedded electronic packaging and associated methods // US9443789
An electronic package includes a semiconductor die, conductive pillars extending outwardly from the semiconductor die, and a liquid crystal polymer body surrounding the semiconductor die and having openings therein receiving respective ones of the conductive pillars. A first interconnect layer is on the LCP body and contacts the openings. Conductive bodies are in the openings to connect the conductive pillars to the first interconnect layer.
Flat capacitor for an implantable medical device // US9443660
One aspect provides a capacitor feedthrough assembly having an electrically conductive member dimensioned to extend at least partially through a feedthrough hole of a case of the capacitor, the conductive member having a passage therethrough.
Aryl substituted propenoic amides and esters // US9443624
The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to molecules, including substituted propenoic amides , that may receive excited state energy from light-absorbing molecules. According to some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to molecules, including substituted propenoic amides , that may quench, dissipate, and/or otherwise resolve excited state energy .
Figure plate set // US9443444
The present invention provides a figure plate set for learning that comprises a plate member having a concave portion ; and groups of figure plates that can form a regular polygon by being combined together, wherein the group of figure plates can be stored on concave portion in a state that the regular polygon is formed and the regular polygon is inscribed in an inner peripheral wall of the concave portion . From the above, the user can experientially understand the regular polygon through the work of combining the figure plates. Thus, ability of geometric thinking about regular polygon is increased. In addition, since the plate member has the concave portion , the group of figure plates can be positioned. Thus, the figure plates can be combined easily.
Figure plate set // US9443439
The present invention provides a figure plate set for learning that comprises a first triangular plate having an angle of 45°, an angle of 45°, and an angle of 90° and a second triangular plate having an angle of 30°, an angle of 60°, and an angle of 90°. A length of one of two orthogonal sides of the first triangular plate is same as a length of one of two orthogonal sides of the second triangular plate. A new triangular shape can be formed by combining the first triangular plate and the second triangular plate .
Monitoring breathing via signal strength in wireless networks // US9443419
Systems and methods are disclosed for the use of sensor links in a network to estimate the breathing rate of a breathing subject within a structure, estimate the location of the subject within the structure, and detect if the subject is breathing. The structure may be a bed, a building, or a room in the building. The received signal strength of the sensor links is obtained and is then used in various breathing models to determine the breathing rate estimation, the location estimation, and the breathing detection.
Avatar as security measure for mobile device use with electronic gaming machine // US9443384
A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system is configured to establish a secure communication session between an electronic gaming machine and a portable electronic device. The system can confirm that a communication session is secure by displaying pre-selected content unique to the portable electronic device. The content can be continuously displayed on the EGM during the active communication session to indicate that the session is secure.
System and method of determining a reveal specification in an integrated wagering and interactive media platform // US9443383
The invention relates to systems and methods of selecting and placing real-world wagers responsive to one or more wager triggers, obtaining outcomes of the real-world wagers, facilitating user interactions with various interactive media, and revealing the outcomes of the real-world wagers through the interactive media to give an appearance that the outcomes of the real-world wagers resulted from the user interactions even though the outcomes resulted from the real-world wagers and were determined before the user interactions. The system may generate a reveal specification that specifies how a reveal should be made and/or which interactive media should be used to reveal a given outcome of a real-world wager. The system may reveal a value associated with a payout using the reveal specification.
System and method for augmented gaming venue using a mobile device // US9443382
Disclosed is a method for enabling a user in an augmented reality gaming venue to use an augmented reality gaming venue component and a mobile device to find a particular game or gaming machine. The method includes: controlling a camera on the mobile device using the augmented reality gaming venue component, once the component is activated; determining the location of the mobile device; determining the orientation of the mobile device; querying a casino management system to retrieve data for the augmented reality gaming venue; generating a list of gaming machines and other objects currently visible to the camera; rendering a camera-captured image on a display of the mobile device; and overlaying icons on the image for each visible object to display additional visual information to a user on the display of the mobile device in response to the user aiming the mobile device at gaming machines or other objects of interest in the augmented reality gaming venue.
Gesture input for entertainment and monitoring devices // US9443380
Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods, many of which utilize, in some manner, sensor data, provide data and information to athletes and/or to equipment used by athletes during an athletic event. Such systems and methods may provide real time information to the athlete via media playback devices that use input provided from one or more types of monitors to, at least in part, determine the content of printed, audio, and/or video output provided to the user during an athletic performance. In some embodiments, sensor outputs and/or user actions may be relied upon to control or modify audio and/or video output.
Method and system for playing a game // US9443374
A method and system for randomly selecting numbers for playing a game using a random arrangement of numbered balls placed on an ice layer, or in an ice layer in a capacity. Conditions are created for thawing the ice and allowing the numbered balls to sink and fall exiting the bottom of the capacity. A device below the capacity comprises a detector for sensing a numbered ball that is exiting. A remotely accessed game server enables game players to place stakes on the numbered balls exiting. The detector sensing a numbered ball exiting, communicates with the game server to stop accepting stakes for the numbered balls to be exited.
User-specific dispensing system // US9443369
The invention provides a system to physically dispense an item, including tangible items and/or services or features, on-site from a dispenser whereby the item to be dispensed is selected by the system based on user-specific or item-specific information. In an embodiment, the system selects the dispensed item based on both user-specific and item-specific information. In another embodiment the invention comprises a system that activates gaming features in a gaming device based on user-specific information. In another embodiment, the invention comprises a system incorporated into an interactive amusement system to activate features of a playfield based on user-specific information.
Tracking and control of personal effects // US9443366
One or more location and status monitoring tags, locks, or luggage may be used in conjunction with a monitoring or controlling device or system to indicate the whereabouts and condition of a personal effect.
Apparatus and method for reconstructing skeletal image // US9443351
An apparatus and method for reconstructing a skeletal image for osteoporotic diagnosis is disclosed. A skeletal image reconstruction method may include separating a region of interest corresponding to a skeletal system from an image captured from an inspection target, and reconstructing a high-resolution skeletal image by performing a finite element method and topology optimization on the ROI.
Run-time techniques for playing large-scale cloud-based animations // US9443337
Various of the disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for providing animated multimedia, e.g. animated shows, to an audience over a network. Particularly, some embodiments provide systems and methods for generating and providing audio, animation, and other experience-related information so that user's may readily experience the content in a seamless manner . Various embodiments animate “to the audience” based, e.g., on what content the audience is consuming. The animations may be generated in real-time from constituent components and assets in response to user behavior.
Imaging device, endoscope system and imaging method using yellow-eliminated green data // US9443321
An image generating device includes a first image-information generating unit that generates first image information based on a plurality of pieces of acquired color element information, a color-component detecting unit that detects a predetermined color component based on each piece of color element information, a color-component eliminating unit that eliminates the predetermined color component detected by the color-component detecting unit from a predetermined piece of color element information among the plurality of pieces of color element information, and a second image-information generating unit that generates second color information based on a piece of color element information obtained by eliminating the predetermined color component by the color-component eliminating unit and another piece of color element information.
Image display of a centerline of tubular structure // US9443317
Systems and methods for determining a centerline of a tubular structure from volumetric data of vessels where a contrast agent was injected into the blood stream to enhance the imagery for centerlining. Given a 3D array of scalar values and a first and second point, the system and methods iteratively find a path from the start position to the end position that lies in the center of a tubular structure. A user interface may be provided to visually present and manipulate a centerline of the tubular structure and the tubular structure itself.
Method and system to process magnetic resonance diffusion image data // US9443315
In a method, a user interface, a magnetic resonance apparatus, and a storage medium encoded with programming instructions, in order to enable processing and/or display of magnetic resonance diffusion image data, diffusion image data are provided to a computer, a signal threshold are provided to a computer, and a b-value map is calculated by the computer on the basis of the diffusion image data and the predetermined signal threshold.
Device and method for extracting information from remotely detected characteristic signals // US9443304
The present invention relates to a device and a method for extracting information from remotely detected characteristic signals. A data stream derivable from electromagnetic radiation emitted or reflected by an object is received. The data stream comprises a sequence of frames , at least some of the frames comprise a frame section 5 representative of a region of interest attributable to the object . The region of interest exhibits a continuous or discrete characteristic signal including physiological information indicative of at least one at least partially periodic vital signal . The sequence of frames further comprises a disturbing signal portion at least partially indicative of undesired object motion. 10 The characteristic signal can be stabilized by deriving a derivative signal form from at least some frames of said sequence of frames through a dimensional reduction. A positional shift of a present derivative signal form relative to a previous derivative signal form can be estimated. A present frame section can be determined under consideration of the estimated positional shift . Hence, the region of interest can be tracked for at least partially compensating undesired object motion. Consequently, the disturbing signal portion can be at least partially compensated. The characteristic signal can be extracted from the sequence of frames under consideration of a sequence of determined frame sections .
Image display of a centerline of tubular structure // US9443303
Systems and methods for determining a centerline of a tubular structure from volumetric data of vessels where a contrast agent was injected into the blood stream to enhance the imagery for centerlining. Given a 3D array of scalar values and a first and second point, the system and methods iteratively find a path from the start position to the end position that lies in the center of a tubular structure. A user interface may be provided to visually present and manipulate a centerline of the tubular structure and the tubular structure itself.
Method and system for roentgenography-based modeling // US9443302
Modeling an object in 3-D space may be accomplished various embodiments disclosed herein. An exemplary method of creating a 3-D model includes receiving roentgenograms of an object and at least one reference marker. In some embodiments, the roentgenograms may each include an image of at least one object marker. The exemplary method may further include determining 3-D positions of the x-ray source using the images of the at least one reference marker. The location of the 3-D positions of the x-ray source may allow a 3-D model of the imaged object to be created.
Method and apparatus for data conversion in an unequal gamma angle CT system // US9443278
A method and apparatus for data conversion in an unequal γ angle CT system. The method for imaging in a CT system having a flat module detector array includes obtaining fan beam projection data of an object from a CT scan, obtaining a geometric structure parameter of the flat module detector array; rebinning data from the fan beam projection data to parallel beam projection data based on the geometric structure parameter to convert the fan beam projection data into the parallel beam projection data, and generating a CT image from the parallel beam projection data.
Provision of predefined communications // US9443231
A communication is received from a first user and stored as a predefined communication. The predefined communication is associated with an account associated with the first user, and subsequent to the receiving and the associating, the account is activated for provision of the predefined communication to a second user predefined by the first user. The predefined communication is automatically provided to the second user based on a determination that a triggering event for providing the predefined communication has been satisfied.
Enhancing diagnosis of disorder through artificial intelligence and mobile health technologies without compromising accuracy // US9443205
A computer system for generating a diagnostic tool by applying artificial intelligence to an instrument for diagnosis of a disorder, such as autism. For autism, the instrument can be a caregiver-directed set of questions designed for an autism classification tool or an observation of the subject in a video, video conference, or in person and associated set of questions about behavior that are designed for use in a separate autism classification tool. The computer system can have one or more processors and memory to store one or more computer programs having instructions for generating a highly statistically accurate set of diagnostic items selected from the instrument, which are tested against a first test using a technique using artificial intelligence and a second test against an independent source. Also, a computer implemented method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are disclosed.
Ambulation prediction controller for lower limb assistive device // US9443203
Embodiments of the systems and methods described herein relate to a control unit comprising a memory having stored thereon a feature database that includes feature data, a portion of which is labeled with a transition from an ambulation mode and a memory having stored thereon a pattern recognition controller that is trained using the labeled feature data, wherein the pattern recognition controller is configured to predict the ambulation mode of an assistive device and the control unit is configured to communicate with sensors coupled to the assistive device.
Method, system, and computer-accessible medium for classification of at least one ICTAL state // US9443141
An exemplary methodology, procedure, system, method and computer-accessible medium can be provided for receiving physiological data for the subject, extracting one or more patterns of features from the physiological data, and classifying the at least one state of the subject using a spatial structure and a temporal structure of the one or more patterns of features, wherein at least one of the at least one state is an ictal state.
Cell analyzing apparatus and cell analyzing method // US9443127
A cell analyzing apparatus includes: a first histogram acquiring section which is configured to acquire a first histogram of fluorescence intensities by using a result of a measurement of a number of nuclear stained cells; a second histogram acquiring section which is configured to acquire a second histogram that is normalized based on a fluorescence intensity value indicating a maximum value of the first histogram; a determining section which is configured to determine whether cancer cells exist or not, based on one of the first histogram and the second histogram; and an outputting section which is configured to output a result of the determination performed by the determining section.
Method and system to provide personalized pharmaceutical compositions and dosages // US9443060
Provided is a method for assessing cardiovascular risk in Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes patients. The method involves obtaining data from a Type 2 diabetes patient or a Metabolic Syndrome patient and determining a Fayad/Schentag index which includes a Glucose Supply Index to an Insulin Demand Index ratio. The Fayad/Schentag index is used in scoring cardiovascular risks of Metabolic Syndrome patients and for recommending and implementing therapeutic interventions that can be shown to lower cardiovascular risk.
System and method of evaluating an association between a wireless sensor and a monitored patient // US9443059
Systems and methods of evaluating an association between a wireless sensor and a monitored patient include a plurality of peripheral electronic devices each having a wireless communication system and a sensor. A processor receives measured physiological parameter data from the peripheral electronic devices and establishes an association status between each of the peripheral electronic devices and the monitored patient based upon identified characteristics in the physiological parameter data.
Determining combinations of odors to produce a target olfactory pleasantness // US9442889
An apparatus comprises a decoder and an actuator. The decoder is configured to receive a signal comprising a target olfactory pleasantness, to determine one or more combinations of odors which produce the target olfactory pleasantness, and to select a given one of the combinations of odors. The actuator is coupled to the decoder and configured to utilize the given combination of odors to produce an odor with the target olfactory pleasantness.
Method and system for providing ambiance settings in a bathing system // US9442639
A method, device and system for displaying, via a user interface, an ambiance setting for a bathing system. The user interface is configured to display at least one display page on a display screen. The method comprises displaying on the display screen, a plurality of ambiance settings selectable by a user of the user interface, receiving, at a processor, an indication of a selected ambiance setting from the plurality of ambiance settings displayed on the display screen and in response to the selected ambiance setting, displaying on the display screen a first operational setting for at least one first type of bathing unit component and a second operational setting for at least one second type of bathing unit component. The first operational setting and the second operational setting are pre-programmed in association with the selected ambiance setting.
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