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Using black-frame/non-black-frame transitions to output an alert
indicating a functional state of a back-up...
In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system involves: a computing device...
Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations
A thermostat control system for monitoring and controlling environmental characteristics of a building includes a base station unit and a remote access unit...
Codec selection and usage for improved VoIP call quality
A method of implementing calls includes identifying a call scheduled for a time in the future from an electronic calendar associated with a user and prior to...
Codec selection and usage for improved VoIP call quality
Codec selection and usage for calls includes identifying a call scheduled for a time in the future from an electronic calendar associated with a user and prior...
Cover assemblies for mattresses
A cover assembly for a mattress is provided that includes a first cover and a second cover. The first cover includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and a...
Apparatus and methods for a stacking purge-bin ("SPB") are provided. The SPB may be configured to rotate. The SPB may include a plurality of receiving sections....
Method and system for text filtering
The present disclosure discloses a method and system for text filtering. The method for text filtering comprises: pre-defining a semantic keyword in a text...
Floating toner port interface with a replaceable unit of an
electrophotographic image forming device
An electrophotographic image forming device includes a toner channel having an outlet port positioned on a housing that includes a flexible member that allows...
Tear line 3D measurement apparatus and method
A non-destructive method of measuring tear lines formed in a surface of a resilient automotive trim panel configured for overlaying an inflatable safety device...
Electrochemical compressor based heating element and hybrid hot water
heater employing same
An electrochemical compressor type heat pump system is described. An electrochemical compressor compresses a mixed gas refrigerant whereby heat from the...
Washing machine appliance with a damper
A washing machine appliance is provided. The washing machine appliance includes a cabinet and a tub disposed within the cabinet. The washing machine appliance...
System and method for extracting bitumen from tar sand
An improved system for removing bitumen from tar sands comprises a pretreatment system utilizing a vibratory load hopper for classifying and sizing said tar...
Watercraft light, housing, and method
A watercraft light, light housing, and method of installation is disclosed herein. The watercraft light comprises at least one light disposed in a unitary...
Provided is a side stand for supporting a two-wheeled vehicle on a ground. The side stand comprises a first link, a second link and a stand. The first link has...
Vehicle fender energy absorbing apparatus
An energy absorption member coupled between a vehicle front fender and a vehicle side structural member providing peak impact force resistance and energy...
Hands free access system for a vehicle closure
A method of operating a hands free access system for a vehicle includes authenticating a user of the vehicle, determining whether the authenticated user is...
Surroundings monitoring system for a vehicle
A surroundings monitoring system includes a first sensor subsystem operable to provide image data from around the vehicle; a second sensor subsystem operable to...
Monitoring powered assets for fueling using geofences
Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for monitoring powered assets for fueling. For example, in one embodiment, a fuel server...
Variable force wiper for maintenance station of imaging device
A wiper for a maintenance station of an imaging device, including a foundational body that attaches to the maintenance station and a blade on top of the...
Overlapping side prosthetic capsular devices
A prosthetic capsular device configured to be inserted in an eye includes a housing structure and a ring structure. The housing structure includes a first side,...
A dishwasher appliance is provided. The dishwasher appliance includes a rack assembly disposed within a wash chamber of a tub. First and second spray assemblies...
Fluid circulation system for dishwasher appliances
Fluid circulation systems for dishwasher appliances are provided. A dishwasher appliance includes a tub that defines a wash chamber. A fluid circulation system...
Support cushions and methods for dissipating heat away from the same
A support cushion is provided for dissipating heat away from the support cushion. The support cushion includes a body supporting portion and a base portion that...
Method for reprocessing animal bedding
A process for reprocessing soiled animal bedding material commingled with animal manure to form a compact product. The soiled animal bedding material is...
Single serving barrel cube maker
Ice maker appliance
Method for protecting switching elements in an induction heating system
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for protecting switching elements in an induction heating system. A switching power loss associated with a...
Electrical fixture secured to a junction box via a cover plate having an
An electrical fixture includes an electrical fixture housing having a mounting surface, an electrical connector disposed on the mounting surface, and an...
Self-cleaning cable assemblies
A cable assembly includes a conductor and a self-cleaning layer that surrounds the conductor and includes one or more of a photocatalyst and an electrocatalyst....
Turkey measurement device
A device for measuring turkey beard length and turkey spur length, including a beard stop, a beard ruler, one or more apertures sized to accommodate a turkey...
Oven appliance with directed vent openings
An oven appliance with one or more vents in the bottom wall of the cooking chamber is provided. One or more features are provided for directing the flow of...
Light blocking element for a covering for an architectural opening
A light blocking element is movably coupled to and recessed into one of a first rail and a movable rail, and, when the movable rail moves to a position closest...
Vehicles having load-transferring hood hinge members
Vehicles incorporating load-transferring hood hinge members are disclosed. In one embodiment, a vehicle includes an A-pillar portion, an upper side member...
Lock release apparatus
A lock release apparatus has a handle and a cable. The handle has a gripping portion and a cable receiving portion. The cable, which is capable of a path of...
Method and apparatus for determining an inertia of a laundry load in a
laundry treating appliance
An apparatus and method for determining an inertia of a laundry load for a laundry treating appliance during an acceleration phase, wherein the rotational speed...
Media for culturing, preserving, and administering regenerative cells
A culture media, media supplement, or soluble matrix for cryopreservation or enhanced regenerative cell growth in culture and maintenance of multi-lineage...
Glass manufacturing apparatus and method for manufacturing glass sheet
A glass manufacturing apparatus comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a control device configured to independently operate a first...
Gift container with insert for ejecting particulate material
An apparatus for containing a gift includes an outer container, such as a gift bag, having an opening for receiving the gift and an insert, such as a flexible...
Tow package cargo support
A tow package cargo support for providing a structural support for items which extend beyond the back edge of a vehicle cargo bed and includes a support body...
Systems and methods for adjusting a stopping position
Systems and methods for adjusting a stopping position are described. One embodiment of a method includes determining a stopping position for a following vehicle...
Seat assemblies for vehicles
Seat assemblies for vehicles are disclosed. A seat assembly for a vehicle includes a back portion, a seat portion pivotably connected to the back portion, a...
Anti-blinding device for an automotive vehicle
A light filter assembly for an automotive vehicle that includes a central plate or a sleeve with at least one filter attached to by a fastener. The filter has a...
Method of supplementing the diet and ameliorating oxidative stress
A method of supplementing a diet and ameliorating oxidative stress in a mammal includes administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an active compound...
Cattle hoof trimming chute
An animal restraining chute having a four sided cage with a closeable front and rear opening and two sides constructed from a series of ribs made from a single...
Split power tool
An extendable hedge trimmer includes a housing having a handle end and a tool end. The handle end includes a battery and an electrical connector. The tool end...
Vehicle body exterior
Microwave appliance and a method for operating the same
A microwave appliance and method for operating a microwave appliance are provided. The method includes operating a fan of the microwave appliance in order to...
Systems and methods for providing contextual environmental information
Systems and methods for providing contextual environmental information. One embodiment of a method includes detecting a plurality of objects in an environment,...
Data cables having an intumescent tape
A data cable can include a plurality of insulated conductors twisted into pairs, an intumescent tape surrounding one or more of the insulated conductors, and a...