Interesting Patents | MARCH 15, 2022

Interesting USPTO Patents

Interesting Patents
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) grants hundreds of new patents every week, showcasing the most exciting developments in technology and innovation.

In this article, we highlight several interesting US patents recently issued by the USPTO.

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Shroud driven deployable flight surfaces and method

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

Raytheon has been granted a patent for a nose assembly with deployable flight surfaces. As energy is imparted into the shroud, fins or canards can be deployed to help control the flight surface. One exciting part of the patent application states that this system can be used “[on] very small diameter vehicles (e.g., the diameter of 3 inches or less)” where the internal volume could otherwise not store flight surfaces or mechanisms.

PATENT ABSTRACT:

Disclosed herein is a pet bath. The pet bath includes an outer cabinet to form an external appearance of the pet bath and having an open front surface, an inner cabinet provided within the outer cabinet to define a bathing enclosure and having an open front surface, a door configured to open and close the open front surfaces of the outer and inner cabinets, a washing device to spray washing water to the inside of the bathing enclosure, an air blower disposed between the outer cabinet and the inner cabinet, an air heater to heat air flowing due to operation of the air blower, and a plurality of air nozzles rotatably disposed on at least one surface of the inner cabinet and having air nozzle holes, and the air nozzle holes are spaced apart from centers of rotation of the corresponding air nozzles by a designated distance.

PATENT BACKGROUND:

The present disclosure relates to a pet bath, and more particularly, to an apparatus which may wash, rinse and dry a pet living in a residential space of humans.

PET BATH
LG ELECTRONICS
US Pat. No. 11,272,688

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

Disclosed in this patent is a pet bath system including a washing and drying function. The sprayers can be on multiple surfaces to ensure thoroughly clean the pet. Another exciting aspect of this patent application is how there is the consideration for how the blowers will dry the pet and a proper exhaust system to ensure that the excess moisture is disposed of.

PATENT ABSTRACT:

“A low-profile earbud is disclosed that sits securely within an ear of a user. The earbud includes a protruding portion that passes through a channel defined by the tragus and anti-tragus of the ear. In some embodiments, the protruding portion can take the form of a cable configured to supply power and transfer data to the earbud. In some embodiments, the protruding portion can provide additional space for electrical components and sensors supporting the earbud.”

PATENT BACKGROUND:

“Audio devices along the lines of in-ear headphones often have trouble achieving a size and shape that fits comfortably and stays securely in place for a large cross-section of users. Earbuds in particular often fall short of a design that fits comfortably within an ear of a user while achieving a high level of audio content delivery. One reason for this problem is that the size and shape of the ears of users can vary widely, making it difficult to achieve a design capable of fitting comfortably within the ears of a broad spectrum of users. For this reason, a comfortable earbud design capable of remaining securely within the ears of a broad spectrum of different ears while maintaining high quality audio content delivery is desired.”

AR GLASSES WITH PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF EXTERNAL DEVICE BASED ON EVENT INPUT

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

This disclosure relates to an interactive head-mounted eyepiece that can provide supplemental information to the user collected from external devices that can be predictive control based on an event input. For example, the eyepiece may be equipped with a camera that can perform image processing and determine relevant information to display to the user.

PATENT ABSTRACT:

This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes predictive control of external device based on an event input.

PATENT BACKGROUND:

The present disclosure relates to an augmented reality eyepiece, associated control technologies, and applications for use.

Written by John DeStefano, Technical Advisor

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