Thursday, January 15, 2015

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. - Car Audio Equipment and Mobile Multimedia


Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

  Alpine's Mobile Multimedia systems exceed concept expectations for a new kind of driving experience for the next century.


http://www.alpine-usa.com/product



http://www.alpine-usa.com/company/press




6 January

The iLX-007, Alpine of America, Inc.’s aftermarket in-dash receiver dedicated for optimum compatibility with Apple CarPlay, is now available in North American markets. The advanced features of the iLX-007 gives drivers a new, smart and exciting way to access the things they want to do with their iPhone while driving.
http://www.alpine-usa.com/company/press/general/2015/alpine-electronics-introduces-in-dash-receiver-with-apple-carplay/


2015 - Inventions, Innovations and New Commercial Designs


17 January 2015

Lenovo Unveiled lowest price 4G LTE Smart (Mobile) Phone in India. It was unveilved in CES 2015. It is priced at Rs. 6,999 (Around  $110). The model is A6000
http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-lenovo-unveils-a6000-cheapest-4g-smartphone-at-rs-6999-2053359


2015 North American International Auto Show  12 - 25 January 2015

http://www.naias.com/

Technology Showcase


2015 NAIAS Technology Showcase looks at the integration of technology and the automotive industry during Press Preview and Industry Preview and will focus on many of the flash-forward technologies that will impact connectivity, automation and efficiency in the next generations of vehicles.

The 2015 Technology Showcase is the forum for exhibiting breakthrough technologies, providing product demonstrations, revealing fresh designs and participating in panel discussions.

Participants - The Technology Showcase Exhibitors:


Alpine Electronics of America, Inc
Arada Systems
ASC American Specialty Cars
College for Creative Studies
Covisint
Detroit Labs
Exa Corporation
HD Radio
Kettering University - Formula SAE Team
Local Motors
LTU Transportation Design
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan State University Formula Racing
Michigan State University Solar Car Team
Mojio Inc.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oakland University Formula SAE Team
Ricardo Inc.
Salesforce
Shell
SPIRA4U Co. Ltd.
Square One Education Network
Supermicro
The Future Cycle Project by U of M Stamps School of Art and Design
University of MI Dearborn - Formula SAE Team
University of Michigan Solar Car Team
US Army
VeriShow
Wayne State University - Formula SAE Warrior Racing
Wind River

Social Media Related Information of the Auto Show
http://www.naias.com/media/55674/NAIAS-Social-Media-Toolkit.pdf





Consumer Electronics Show - 6 to 9 January 2015



Samsumg Products won 80 awards at the show.

Samsung’s JS9500 TV which received more than eight awards including Ubergizmo’s Best of CES award, Digital Trends’ Best Television at CES 2015 award and Reviewed.com’s 2015 CES Editors’ Choice award.

Samsung’s 105-inch UN105S9B TV, the World’s First and Largest Bendable SUHD TV, earned a CES award for Best of Innovation: Video Displays.

Samsung’s Active Wash Washing Machine which received three awards including Digital Trends’ Top Tech of CES 2015 Awards, Mashable’s Best of CES 2015 award and Reviewed.com’s CES Editors’ Choice Award.

The Samsung Flex Duo Dual Door Range amassed three awards including 2015 International CES Best of Innovation Honoree, Reviewed.com’s CES Editors’ Choice Award and Techlicious’ Top Pick of CES.

Samsung’s revolutionary portable SSD T1 earned eight awards including PC Mag’s Best of CES Best Storage Device award, Reviewed.com’s CES Editors’ Choice Award and Techlicious’ Top Picks of CES list.

Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 received four awards, including Digital Trend’s Top Tech of CES 2015 Finalist, Pocket-Lint’s Best Laptops of CES 2015, Tech Times’ CES Best of Innovation award and Windows Central’s CES Top Pick award.

SmartThings earned Reviewed.com’s 2015 CES Editors’ Choice Award.


DISH’s New 4K Joey Earns CES 2015 Editors’ Choice Award
DISH’s 4K Joey will be the first 4K “Ultra HD” set-top box from a pay-TV provider that is compatible with all HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2-compliant 4K televisions

CMR’s Polymagnet technology



NeuroMetrix Quell™ Wearable Pain Relief Technology
Quell utilizes NeuroMetrix's proprietary non-invasive neurostimulation technology to provide relief from chronic pain, such as due to diabetes, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and degenerative knee conditions. The advanced wearable device is lightweight and can be worn during the day while active, and at night while sleeping. It has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of chronic pain without a prescription. Users of the device will also have the option of using their smartphone to automatically track and personalize their pain therapy.

Consumers and medical professionals can visit QuellRelief.com to learn more and sign up to receive information. The company expects to begin taking pre-orders for Quell in March and to ship during the second quarter. Quell will initially be available exclusively through doctor’s office and online.





Mercedes F105 Luxury in Motion - Self Driving Car

Gogoro Smartscooter

http://www.cesweb.org/News/Exhibitor-Press-Releases

http://techcrunch.com/events/ces-2015/event-home/

2015 North American International Auto Show



The Cars of the Detroit Auto Show NAIAS 2015

Cars Exhibited
Fiat Chrysler 2015 Ram Rebel.
Lincoln said it redesigned the interior in the new MKX
The 2015 Chevrolet Corette Z06 - The Company said the car delivered greater aerodynamic downforce, cornering grip and braking performance.
Lexus - GCF GT3
The GAC WitStar Concept - features an aquarium containing plastic fish in the arm rest.
The Honda FCV Concept - Next generation Fuel Cell Car
The Infiniti Q60 Concept car - It hints at the direction of its next sport coupe.
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BMW at NAIAS
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Social Media Tool Kit of the Show
http://www.naias.com/media/55674/NAIAS-Social-Media-Toolkit.pdf

Twitter Accounts of Sponsors and OEMs

Acura ...............................................................................@Acura
AISIN ...............................................................................N/A
Ally Auto...........................................................................@AllyAuto
Audi .................................................................................@Audi
AutoTrader.com ...............................................................@AutoTrader_com
BASF ...............................................................................@BASF
BASF ...............................................................................@BASF
Bentley.............................................................................@BentleyComms
BMW................................................................................@BMWusa
Cadillac............................................................................@Cadillac
Celanese Engineered Materials ......................................@Celanese
Chevrolet .........................................................................@Chevrolet
Chrylser Group ................................................................@Chrysler
Clark Hill ..........................................................................@ClarkHillUpdate
Cobo Center....................................................................@cobocenter
Comcast Spotlight ...........................................................@ComcastSpotlight
Continental Corporation...................................................@ContiPressNA
DENSO............................................................................N/A
Detroit Labs .....................................................................@DetroitLabs
Detroit Regional Chamber...............................................@DetroitChamber
Federal-Mogul Corporation..............................................@FedMogulCorp
Ford .................................................................................@Ford
Honda..............................................................................@Honda
Hyundai ...........................................................................@Hyundai
Infiniti ...............................................................................@InfinitiNews
Johnson Controls.............................................................@JohnsonControls
@JCI_BatteryBeat
@JCSeating
Kia ...................................................................................@Kia
Lexus...............................................................................@Lexus
Lincoln Motor Company...................................................@LincolnMotorCo
Mercedes-Benz ............................................................... @mbusa
Michelin ...........................................................................@MichelinUSA
Michelin Media Center.....................................................@MichelinMedia
Michigan Fitness Foundation...........................................@MichiganFitness
Microsoft..........................................................................@MSAdvertising
MINI.................................................................................@MINI
MLive ..............................................................................@MLive
@MLiveDetroit
@detroitautoshow
MLive Autos.....................................................................@MIAutos
Modern Car Safety Technology, Inc.................................N/A
MSN Autos.......................................................................@MSNAutos
Nexteer Automotive .........................................................N/A
NextEnergy......................................................................@NextEnergyMI
Nissan..............................................................................@NissanUSA
Opportunity Detroit ..........................................................@OpportunityDET
Pandora...........................................................................@Pandora_Radio
Quicken Loans.................................................................@QuickenLoans
Samsung SDI ..................................................................@SDIin
Schaeffer Group ..............................................................N/A
Schaeffler ........................................................................N/A
Shinola.............................................................................@Shinola
The One Show.................................................................@OneShow
Toyota..............................................................................@Toyota
Unique Fabricating, Inc....................................................N/A
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development
and Engineering Center ..................................................(@TARDEC)
@TARDEC_PEO
Valeo................................................................................@Valeo_Group
Verizon.............................................................................N/A
Volkswagen .....................................................................@VW
@VWnews
ZF ....................................................................................@ZF_Group

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NeuroMetrix Quell™ Wearable Pain Relief Technology - 2015 Innovation



NeuroMetrix Quell™ Wearable Pain Relief Technology
Quell utilizes NeuroMetrix's proprietary non-invasive neurostimulation technology to provide relief from chronic pain, such as due to diabetes, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and degenerative knee conditions. The advanced wearable device is lightweight and can be worn during the day while active, and at night while sleeping. It has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of chronic pain without a prescription. Users of the device will also have the option of using their smartphone to automatically track and personalize their pain therapy.

Consumers and medical professionals can visit QuellRelief.com to learn more and sign up to receive information. The company expects to begin taking pre-orders for Quell in March and to ship during the second quarter. Quell will initially be available exclusively through doctor’s office and online.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Consumer Electronics Show 2015

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $223.2 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.


“The International CES has broken every record as wireless, sensors and the internet combine and entrepreneurs present innovations which enhance the human condition and solve problems in health care, transportation, safety and connectivity,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA.

“The excitement of CES can be felt around the world, with more than 20,000 products launching at CES this week from 3,600 companies and breaking news from top global brands announced from the CES keynote stage,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “With 2.2 million net square feet of exhibits, including 375 startups, the products unveiled at the 2015 CES will revolutionize the technology world and pave the way for the future of innovation.”

During the Fast Innovation: Disrupt or be Disrupted Keynote, moderator David Kirkpatrick, founder, host and CEO, Techonomy, led a wide-ranging conversation on the Internet of Things (IoT), data security and business practices that foster innovation. Panelists John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco; Neil Smit, president and CEO of Comcast Cable; and Werner Struth, chairman of Robert Bosch LLC, spoke openly about the need to innovate, reorganize and act nimbly as the IoT expands and more of the world is digitized and connected. Chambers believes that soon every business will be a tech company as everything connects to the IoT. “To keep up with the pace of change, companies can’t be afraid to think exponentially, in other words, think like a startup,” said Chambers. One of the biggest issues companies are grappling with as the IoT evolves is who owns the collected data. Smit said the principle of transparency is going to be critical.

The Brand Matters keynote kicked off with MediaLink's Chairman and CEO Michael Kassan having a one-on-one interview with CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves. Their discussion focused on the opportunities for entertainment networks like CBS. “We have to create great content and get it to people in ways they want to experience it, said Moonves. “We need to make sure we make that content available to everyone.” He explained that CBS wants consumers to watch their content but is not concerned with where it’s watched. The two discussed how viewership tracking must be updated as consumer viewing habits change. “Eight-year-olds and 80-year olds matter,” said Moonves, explaining why the rapid growth in video consumption across all age categories should inspire advertisers to focus beyond the 18-35 year-old category.

Their discussion was followed by a panel conversation lead by MediaLink President and COO Wenda Harris Millard with executives from Condé Nast, Fox, Google, McDonald’s and The Walt Disney Co. The panelists discussed how their “corporate DNA” dictates their distribution and personalization strategy. The panelists agreed that all good advertising strategy has to emanate from quality product and that mobile is offering unprecedented opportunities. Margo Georgiadis, president Americas of Google said that, “technology enables personalization and it should be like a toothbrush, something a lot of people use at least twice a day.”

The Market for Smart Watches SuperSession, presented by CEA, was moderated by Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies, with executive panelists from Basis, an Intel company, Motorola Mobility, Samsung and Yahoo. The panelists discussed design criteria, analyzed market potential and presented differing views on the idea of whether or not the smart watch needs a “killer app” to catch on with consumers. The panelists also placed a strong emphasis on “glanceability” and convenience, both being key characteristics of any smart watch. The idea of, “the network effect” emerged on the panel, suggesting smart watch value will be derived when whole families and friends can achieve unique, personal connections with each other that only a smart watch with sophisticated sensors can accomplish (e.g. the ability to send haptic messages of heart rate with other owners). Panelists concluded that the smart watch has a very diverse market potential.

The Evolution of the Smart Home,Wednesday afternoon’s SuperSession, was moderated by Grant Clauser of Electronic House, and featured executives from Bosch Software Innovations, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Lutron Electronics and Yetu. The panel noted that security is the top feature driving growth in the smart home market. The panelists discussed the most effective methods of selling the concept of the smart home to consumers. All agreed that retailers must build an experience allowing customers to fully grasp the range of smart home capabilities. When addressing challenges in the smart home space, the panelists noted that manufacturers must create user-friendly and open systems to allow for ease-of-use applications across all platforms.

The C Space Headliner with iHeartMedia highlighted the many ways technology is transforming the media industry. Featured speakers were Ryan Seacrest, Host On-Air with Ryan Seacrest and Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia Inc. Both agreed that radio is far from being in decline and that Internet radio sites like Spotify and Pandora are no threat to the business. “Radio is America’s companion,” said Bob Pittman. “That emotional connection is why it hasn’t died. You know someone is on the other end of the line curating and putting together content for you.” They also stressed the importance of preserving the element of humanity in media since the very core of their business is managing relationships. Seacrest added, “You can’t think of radio as just radio, you have to think of it as everywhere. It’s connection, great content, engagement and emotion.”

Alan Murray, editor of Fortune, interviewed Nick Woodman, president and CEO of GoPro at the Leaders in Technology Dinner at the Venetian. Woodman described the founding of GoPro as a way to capture his friends’ best surfing moments. He explained how Go Pro is known for its incredible content and for allowing people to capture and share their passions. “People don’t buy things, they buy solutions,” he said. Woodman explained how 6,000 video uploads of GoPro branded content were uploaded in 2014, a 40 percent increase over 2013, representing 2.8 years worth of content. “Storytelling is everything,” he stated.

Day three of the 2015 International CES kicked off on Thursday with The Last Gadget Standing competition where attendees voted on the hottest gadgets of the 2015 International CES. Produced by Living in Digital Times, the competition was emceed by Jon Hein of the “Howard Stern Wrap Up Show.” Products ranging from molecular sensors to connected pet monitors and non-wearable sleep monitors to environmentally-friendly 3D printers faced off on stage with the audience being the final judge of what would reign supreme. In the end, CES attendees chose the MeccaNoid robotics building system from Meccano as their favorite. Much like an erector set, owners can build the four-foot tall humanoid robot which features built-in voice recognition. Next to MeccaNoid on the winners’ stage was the winner of the Online Voting competition, SCiO, the world’s first molecular sensor. This no-touch optical sensor can fit in the palm of your hand and can scan and detect what an object is made of and give information on it such as how much fat is in a specific type of cheese or salad dressing.

Also emceed by “The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show’s” Jon Hein and produced by Living in Digital Times, the Mobile Apps Showdown followed the Last Gadget Standing competition and featured ten finalists. The mobile apps focused on everything from a wearable, portable and app-integrated breathalyzer, Breathometer, to Pure Imagination’s Perfect Bake app-controlled baking system and Fitnet’s fitness app that includes features like more than 200 free video workouts, webcam scoring and heart rate monitoring. At the end of the competition, the top prizes went to uCiC and Lyve App. uCiC (you see I see) is a location-based app that enables users to reach out to others in any area of the world to share pictures and video. Sharing the stage, the Lyve App also focuses on digital imagining. Lyve App allows consumers to gather, collect, organize, view, rediscover and protect their entire digital photo and video collection from any device and from any location. The app takes care of all the organization, creating a single library of photos and videos scattered across your multiple devices.

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) came to CES for its semi-final round of competition. Ten startups in the areas of digital design, facial recognition, medical devices and applications, aerial robotics, automotive safety and DNA laser printing competed for the opportunity of a lifetime: to pitch Sir Richard Branson on his private Necker Island. The contestants delivered five minute presentations to a panel of guest judges including CEA’s Gary Shapiro; former CEO of Priceline Jeff Hoffman; Co-Founder and CTO of BioHeart Howard Leonhardt; Founding Partner of Pacific Investments and Innova Capital Veronica Serra; Head Monster Noel Lee; President of Monster Neal Bobrick; Tech Evangelist and Author Robert Scoble; and Scientific Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Dr. Boris Nikolic. The competition was emceed by XTC Executive Director Kym McNicholas.

The three winners were Breathometer, an FDA-registered medical device which uses sensors to monitor alcohol consumption and detect halitosis, diabetes, asthma and various types of cancer, Wanderu, a ground travel aggregation platform and Doctor on Demand, an app which allows users to communicate with board certified physicians for non-emergency issues and therapy. IBM Watson also announced that XTC applicant Nextuser, a computing company, would accompany their team as the fourth competitor to pitch to Branson on Necker Island. Ford CEO Mark Fields awarded Bikee Bike, one of the 2,000 XTC applicants, with $50,000 and Boosted awarded Skully, a smart motorcycle helmet which competed in the semi-finals, with $1,000 for its massive social media presence. In a video address, Branson invited the other finalists, if they wished, to also come to Necker Island at their own expense.

http://www.cesweb.org/News/Press-Releases/CES-Press-Release.aspx?NodeID=5BE149A3-52A2-4970-B2EE-086AD20B9324


The 2015 CES wrapped as the largest show in history with more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space featuring more than 3,600 exhibitors, including a record number of startups. Innovators showcased the latest across categories like automotive electronics, personalized health care solutions, unmanned vehicles, connected devices, 3D printers, gaming and more.



http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150109006034/en/CES-2015-Innovation-Speed-Awesome%21#.VLTUDtKUcac

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Interesting and Top Inventions and Patents of 2014 - News








European Top  Inventions Awards  - 2014







Industry


Erik Dahlman, Muhammad Kazmi, Robert Baldemair, Stefan Parkvall, George Jöngren, Henning Wiemann, Johan Torsner and Magnus Stattin (Sweden, Austria, Germany)
Mobile network communication standard LTE

Cassar (JPG)
Luigi Cassar, Gian Luca Guerrini and team (Italy)
Self-cleaning concrete

WinnerAndriesEN (JPG)
Koen Andries, Jérôme Guillemont, Imre Csoka, Laurence F.F. Marconnet-Decrane, Frank C. Odds, Jozef F.E. Van Gestel, Marc Venet, Daniel Vernier (Belgium, France, United Kingdom)
Drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis


SMEs


Terese Alstin, Anna Haupt (Sweden)
Inflatable bike helmet

WinnerJensenEN (JPG)
Peter Holme Jensen, Claus Hélix-Nielsen, Danielle Keller (Denmark)
Energy-efficient water purification

Puente (JPG)
Carles Puente, Carmen Borja, Jaume Anguera, Jordi Soler, Edouard Rozan (Spain)
Fractal-based antennae for mobile phones

Research


Christofer Toumazou (United Kingdom)
Microchip for quick DNA testing

Tuschl (JPG)
Thomas Tuschl (Germany)
Gene-silencing technique to treat diseases

Cinquin (JPG)
Philippe Cinquin, Serge Cosnier, Chantal Gondran, Fabien Giroud (France)
Implantable biofuel cell that runs on glucose


NonEuropean Inventors


Masahiro Hara, Takayuki Nagaya, Motoaki Watabe, Tadao Nojiri, Yuji Uchiyama (Japan)
The QR code

Queen (JPG)
Cary L. Queen, Harold E. Selick (USA)
Humanised monoclonal antibodies for drugs

WinnerHullEN (JPG)
Charles W. Hull (USA)
3D printing (stereolithography)


Lifetime Achievement


Ingeborg Hochmair, Erwin Hochmair (Austria)
Cochlear implant to restore hearing

WinnerFischerEN (JPG)
Artur Fischer (Germany)
Wall plug, synchronised flash and many more

Nowinski (JPG)
Wieslaw L. Nowinski (Poland)
3D brain atlases for clinical use

http://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists.html


Popular Science - Top 100 Inventions  for 2014 Awards




Top AEROSPACE Inventions - 2014


SPACEX DRAGON VERSION 2
A NEW MANNED SPACECRAFT

GOOGLE X PROJECT WING
SUCCESSFUL DRONE DELIVERY

CHANG’E-3
CHINA’S MOON MISSION

NORTHROP GRUMMAN RQ-180
THE BIGGEST, BADDEST EYES IN THE SKY

ICON AIRCRAFT ICON A5
AN AMPHIBIOUS CRAFT FOR AMATEURS

HYBRID AIR VEHICLES AIRLANDER
MONSTER BLIMP

AIRBUS E-FAN
AN ALL-ELECTRIC PLANE

E-VOLO VOLOCOPTER
AN 18-ROTOR AIRCRAFT (REALLY)

LOW-DENSITY SUPERSONIC DECELERATOR
REAL-LIFE FLYING SAUCER

INFOGRAPHIC: EFFICIENT AIR TRAVEL HAS ARRIVED
It shows how air travel has become even efficienct than cars in terms of energy consumed.

HONDA AIRCRAFT COMPANY HONDAJET
A QUIETER, LIGHTER JET

Top Auto Inventions - 2014


FORD F-150
AN AMERICAN ICON, REMADE

GM 4G LTE
THE CONNECTIVITY TIPPING POINT

TOYOTA FCV
A MASS MARKET HYDROGEN CAR

EVATRAN PLUGLESS L2
WIRELESS CHARGING FOR ELECTRIC CARS

PORSCHE 918 SPYDER
THE MOST ADVANCED HYBRID SUPERCAR

SPARK-RENAULT SRT 01E
A NEW CLASS OF RACECAR

MICHELIN PREMIER A/S TIRE
THE NO-SLIP TIRE

NISSAN MURANO
AN EYE FOR DANGER

VOLVO DRIVE-E ENGINE
SMALL ENGINE, BIG POWER

ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH
THE SMOOTHEST RIDE

http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/tags/auto


Top ENGINEERING Inventions of 2014

KONE ULTRAROPE
A CABLE THAT WILL RESHAPE SKYLINES

WHOOSHH FISH TRANSPORT SYSTEM
A FISH LADDER FOR ANY DAM

U.S. NAVAL RESEARCH LAB CARBON CAPTURE SKID
A SHIP THAT CAN MAKE FUEL FROM THE SEA

SOLAR ROADWAYS
PAVEMENT THAT PRODUCES POWER

PHILIPS AND GREEN SENSE FARMS
GROW LIGHTS FOR BUMPER CROPS

NIKKEN SEKKEI BIOSKIN
A BUILDING FACADE TO COOL CITIES

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SHIPS AND OCEAN ENGINEERING CRABSTER CR200
A ROBOTIC CRAB FOR EXPLORING THE OCEAN

http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/tags/engineering

Top Entertainment Inventions of 2014



DOLBY ATMOS FOR HOME
THE NEW SOUND OF HOME THEATER

IMAX 3D DIGITAL CAMERA
THE SMALLEST, LIGHTEST IMAX CAMERA

LEGO FUSION
AN APP THAT BRIDGES WORLDS

BLUE MICROPHONES MO-FI
THE FIRST PORTABLE HI-FI HEADPHONES

NETFLIX ULTRA-HD STREAMING
FINALLY, 4K CONTENT

TIVO ROAMIO OTA
DVR FOR CORD CUTTERS

SAMSUNG UN78S9B
THE FIRST BENDABLE TELEVISION

SONY PLAYSTATION TV
A STREAMING GAME CONSOLE

WOWWEE MIP
TINY SELF-BALANCING ROBOT

http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/tags/entertainment


Top GADGETS Inventions - 2014

SONY ALPHA 7S
A CAMERA THAT SEES IN THE DARK

BLACKPHONE
A PHONE THAT PROTECTS YOUR DATA

KYOCERA SAPPHIRE SHIELD
AN UNBREAKABLE DISPLAY

LG DISPLAY FLEXIBLE OLED
THE FIRST ROLLABLE SCREEN

360FLY
THE ALL-SEEING VIDEO CAMERA

ADOBE INK & SLIDE
THE MOST PRECISE IPAD SKETCHING TOOLS

APPLE IBEACON
A NETWORK FOR INDOOR NAVIGATION

STIR KINETIC DESK
OFFICE FURNITURE THAT KEEPS YOU MOVING

GOOGLE CARDBOARD
VIRTUAL REALITY ON A DIME

http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/tags/gadgets


Green Technologies

NEWLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AIRCARBON
PLASTIC FROM THIN AIR

ONE CENTRAL PARK, SYDNEY
WORLD’S TALLEST GREEN FACADE

MOTIV ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM
ELECTRIC POWER FOR HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS

AQUION ENERGY AHI TECHNOLOGY
CLEAN, CHEAP ENERGY STORAGE

CORKTOWN COMMON
A PARK THAT RECYCLES RAINWATER

ECOSPHERE POWERCUBE
POP-UP LIFE SUPPORT

Q&A: MARIO HERNANDEZ ON EATING INSECTS
THE NEXT SUSTAINABLE CUISINE


http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/tags/green






GE Patents of Note - August 2014
http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/08/01/ge-patents-patents-of-note-medical-inventions-alternative-energy-systems/id=50626/

http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/

http://www.techtricksworld.com/best-10-tech-inventions-2014/

Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 Top USA Patent Receiving Organizations and Individuals

Top 100 Inventors for 2014
Rank - Inventor's name - Country-City/State Last publication # of patent apps


The serial number needs to be changed.


1 International Business Machines Corporation US Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379625 - SPIKE TAGGING FOR DEBUGGING, QUERYING, AND CAUSAL ANALYSIS  459
2 Roderick A. Hyde US Redmond, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380519 - RAPID BREEDING OF PLANTS  352
3 The Boeing Company US Dec 25, 2014 / 20140374013 - Fabrication of Stiffened Composite Panels 300

4 Lowell L. Wood, Jr. US Bellevue, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380519 - RAPID BREEDING OF PLANTS 272
6 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. US Nov 13, 2014 / 20140332858 - JUNCTION GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR (JFET), SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING JFET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING 217
7 Shunpei Yamazaki JP Tokyo Dec 18, 2014 / 20140370706 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME 199
8 Robert W. Lord US Seattle, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379224 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT 192
9 Shunpei Yamazaki JP Setagaya Dec 25, 2014 / 20140377907 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME 192
10 Royce A. Levien US Lexington, MA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140375690 - Image Mapping to Provide Visual Geographic Path 186
11 Mark A. Malamud US Seattle, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140375690 - Image Mapping to Provide Visual Geographic Path 185
12 Google Inc. US Nov 20, 2014 / 20140343974 - Selecting a Subset of Transit Trips Based on Time and Duration 178

13 Jordin T. Kare US Seattle, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379385 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING DRIVING TO DETERMINE AN INSURANCE PROPERTY 174
14 Richard T. Lord US Tacoma, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379224 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT 166
15 Clarence T. Tegreene US Mercer Island, WA Dec 04, 2014 / 20140352329 - TEMPERATURE-STABILIZED STORAGE SYSTEMS WITH REGULATED COOLING 159

16 Kangguo Cheng US Schenectady, NY Dec 25, 2014 / 20140377924 - STRAINED FINFET WITH AN ELECTRICALLY ISOLATED CHANNEL 152

17 Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.p. US Nov 13, 2014 / 20140337984 - VERIFICATION OF SERIALIZATION CODES 123
18 Jason K. Resch US Chicago, IL Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380128 - DATA MIGRATION BETWEEN A RAID MEMORY AND A DISPERSED STORAGE NETWORK MEMORY 120
19 Ali Khakifirooz US Mountain View, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140374807 - METHOD OF DEVICE ISOLATION IN CLADDING Si THROUGH IN SITU DOPING 117

20 Hanbyul Seo KR Anyang-Si Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380133 - METHOD FOR NETWORK CODING FOR COOPERATIVE RELAY NETWORK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM  115

21 Edward K.y. Jung US Bellevue, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380519 - RAPID BREEDING OF PLANTS 110
22 Stuart Argue US Palo Alto, CA Aug 21, 2014 / 20140236764 - REMOTE SALES ASSISTANCE TRACKING 108

23 United Technologies Corporation US Nov 27, 2014 / 20140348640 - THRUST EFFICIENT TURBOFAN ENGINE 107
24 Anthony Emile Marcar US San Francisco, CA Aug 21, 2014 / 20140236764 - REMOTE SALES ASSISTANCE TRACKING 102
25 Frederick E. Shelton, Iv US Hillsboro, OH Dec 04, 2014 / 20140353359 - SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH INTERLOCKABLE FIRING SYSTEM 101



32 Peter Gaal US San Diego, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140376517 - OPPORTUNISTIC ACTIVATION OF RELAYS IN CLOUD RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS 100
33 Amazon Technologies, Inc. US Nov 13, 2014 / 20140337834 - User-Influenced Placement of Virtual Machine Instances 99

35 Marta Karczewicz US San Diego, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140376634 - INTRA PREDICTION FROM A PREDICTIVE BLOCK 98
36 Shou-Shan Fan CN Beijing Dec 11, 2014 / 20140363586 - Laser-based method for growing an array of carbon nanotubes 98
37 Chung-I Lee TW New Taipei Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379649 - DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM AND FILE SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD 97

39 Eric Teller US Palo Alto, CA Nov 20, 2014 / 20140344282 - SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETERMINING SLEEP QUALITY WITH WEARABLE DEVICES 95

41 John M. Stivoric US Pittsburgh, PA Nov 20, 2014 / 20140344282 - SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETERMINING SLEEP QUALITY WITH WEARABLE DEVICES 95
42 Wanshi Chen US San Diego, CA Dec 04, 2014 / 20140357310 - UPLINK POWER CONTROL FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION 91
43 Muriel Y. Ishikawa US Livermore, CA Nov 27, 2014 / 20140350721 - Vending Devices Having As-Watching As Consideration 91
44 Ye-Kui Wang US San Diego, CA Dec 18, 2014 / 20140369404 - SIGNALING OF DEBLOCKING FILTER PARAMETERS IN VIDEO CODING 90
45 Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute US Sep 18, 2014 / 20140270768 - OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL OF PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPSTREAM BAND USING THE SAME 89
46 Matthew A. Calman US Charlotte, NC Oct 23, 2014 / 20140317182 - SOCIAL BADGING FOR ELECTRONIFICATION OF PAPER 87

48 Ying Chen US San Diego, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140376633 - MORE ACCURATE ADVANCED RESIDUAL PREDICTION (ARP) FOR TEXTURE CODING 86
49 David M. Grigg US Rock Hill, SC Sep 18, 2014 / 20140279799 - PROVIDING REWARDS BUCKETS AND SAVINGS TOWARDS SPECIFIC GOALS 85
50 General Electric Company US Dec 11, 2014 / 20140360193 - SUPPORT FRAME AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLY OF A COMBUSTION MODULE OF A GAS TURBINE 83

52 David Andre US San Francisco, CA Nov 20, 2014 / 20140344282 - SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETERMINING SLEEP QUALITY WITH WEARABLE DEVICES 83
53 Santosh Paul Abraham US San Diego, CA Dec 18, 2014 / 20140369302 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION OF CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION 83

55 Devendra K. Sadana US Pleasantville, NY Dec 04, 2014 / 20140353700 - HETEROJUNCTION LIGHT EMITTING DIODE 80
56 Gary D. Cudak US Creedmoor, NC Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379818 - AGGREGATING MESSAGE RESPONSES INTO TOPIC-ORGANIZED CONTENT 77

58 George Cherian US San Diego, CA Dec 04, 2014 / 20140359148 - EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE DISCOVERY WITH SECURITY 77
59 Hakseong Kim KR Anyang-Si Dec 25, 2014 / 20140376489 - ACK/NACK TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR 75

61 Christopher P. Ricci US Saratoga, CA Oct 16, 2014 / 20140310788 - ACCESS AND PORTABILITY OF USER PROFILES STORED AS TEMPLATES 74

63 James Park US Berkeley, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379275 - BIOMETRIC MONITORING DEVICE HAVING A BODY WEIGHT SENSOR, AND METHODS OF OPERATING SAME 74

65 Shelten Gee Jao Yuen US Berkeley, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379275 - BIOMETRIC MONITORING DEVICE HAVING A BODY WEIGHT SENSOR, AND METHODS OF OPERATING SAME 73

67 Je Young Kim KR Daejeon Dec 25, 2014 / 20140377651 - ELECTRODE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, PREPARATION THEREOF, AND SECONDARY BATTERY AND CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME 73
68 Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd. US Oct 23, 2014 / 20140315414 - PLUG TOOL FOR PLUGGING OR UNPLUGGING CONNECTOR 72
69 Fan Zhang US Milpitas, CA Dec 18, 2014 / 20140372836 - Systems and Methods for Data Processing Control 70

71 Nathan P. Myhrvold US Medina, WA Dec 18, 2014 / 20140369514 - Portable Electronic Device Directed Audio Targeted Multiple User System and Method 70
72 Hao Xu US San Diego, CA Nov 27, 2014 / 20140348019 - CQI Estimation in a Wireless Communication Network 69
73 Omer Tripp IL Har-Adar Dec 18, 2014 / 20140373159 - After-The-Fact Configuration Of Static Analysis Tools Able To Reduce User Burden 69

75 Jean-Philippe Vasseur FR Saint Martin D'Uriage Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379900 - CUMULATIVE NODE HEARTBEAT RELAY AGENTS IN CONSTRAINED COMPUTER NETWORKS 68

77 Yoichiro Sako JP Tokyo Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379701 - CHRONOLOGY PROVIDING METHOD, CHRONOLOGY PROVIDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING CHRONOLOGY PROVIDING PROGRAM 68
78 Rick A. Hamilton, Ii US Charlottesville, VA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380196 - Creation and Prioritization of Multiple Virtual Universe Teleports in Response to an Event 66
79 Joon Kui Ahn KR Anyang-Si Dec 25, 2014 / 20140376424 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM 66
80 Belgacem Haba US Saratoga, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140376200 - RELIABLE DEVICE ASSEMBLY 66
81 Jun Koyama JP Sagamihara Dec 18, 2014 / 20140370706 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME 66
82 Michael A. Chan US San Francisco, CA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379811 - INTERACTIVE MULTI-TASKER 65
83 Clifford A. Pickover US Yorktown Heights, NY Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380196 - Creation and Prioritization of Multiple Virtual Universe Teleports in Response to an Event 64
84 Eric C. Leuthardt US St. Louis, MO Dec 25, 2014 / 20140379224 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT 64
85 Hangyu Cho KR Anyang-Si Dec 11, 2014 / 20140362795 - METHOD OF RETRANSMITTING DATA IN A WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM SUPPORTING MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATION, AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING SAME 63
86 Hangyu Cho KR Anyang-Si Dec 11, 2014 / 20140362795 - METHOD OF RETRANSMITTING DATA IN A WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM SUPPORTING MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATION, AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING SAME 63
87 Alexander Reznicek US Troy, NY Dec 25, 2014 / 20140377927 - SELF-ALIGNED CONTACT STRUCTURE FOR REPLACEMENT METAL GATE 63

89 Lisa Seacat Deluca US San Francisco, CA Dec 04, 2014 / 20140359110 - AUTHORIZING AN ACTION REQUEST IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT 62
90 Hisao Sasai JP Osaka Dec 18, 2014 / 20140369415 - METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO USING TEMPORAL MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION 61

92 Ross Dykstra Pursifull US Dearborn, MI Dec 25, 2014 / 20140373820 - METHOD AND SYSTEM ADJUSTING AN EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY VALVE 61
93 John D. Rinaldo, Jr. US Bellevue, WA Dec 25, 2014 / 20140375690 - Image Mapping to Provide Visual Geographic Path 61
94 Tao Luo US San Diego, CA Dec 11, 2014 / 20140364117 - REFERENCE SIGNAL DESIGN FOR CELL SEARCH IN AN ORTHOGONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM 61
95 Chen-Hua Yu TW Hsin-Chu Dec 18, 2014 / 20140367160 - ELECTRIC MAGNETIC SHIELDING STRUCTURE IN PACKAGES 61
96 Gary W. Grube US Barrington Hills, IL Dec 25, 2014 / 20140380128 - DATA MIGRATION BETWEEN A RAID MEMORY AND A DISPERSED STORAGE NETWORK MEMORY 60
97 Youji Shibahara JP Osaka Dec 18, 2014 / 20140369415 - METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO USING TEMPORAL MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION 59

99 Justin Quan US San Francisco, CA Sep 25, 2014 / 20140289825 - CONNECTING TO WI-FI NETWORK BASED OFF APPROVAL FROM ANOTHER USER DEVICE 58

100 Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ) US Nov 27, 2014 / 20140349660 - RESOURCE SCHEDULING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK SUPPORTING MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M) AND USER EQUIPMENT (UE) TRAFFIC  58



http://www.faqs.org/patents/top/top-inventors-2014/

Friday, January 9, 2015

3D Printing - Production Applications



General Electric - Auburn, Alabama Plant - Nozzle Production by 3D Printing


First Production Application of 3D Printing by GE

When it opens in 2015, the General Electric Auburn plant will be producing fuel nozzles for the next-generation LEAP jet engine using 3D Printing.


Each engine will have nearly twenty 3D-printed fuel nozzles.The nozzles are five times more durable than the previous model. 3D printing allowed engineers to design them as one part rather than 20 individual parts, reducing the number of brazes and welds that would have been necessary using traditional methods.

http://www.gereports.com/post/91763815095/worlds-first-plant-to-print-jet-engine-nozzles-in


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sewage Pump Check Valve



Pump stations are characterized by pressure surges due to the sudden velocity changes associated with the starting and stopping of pumps. Specially engineered check valves or pump control valves are often needed on the discharge of the pumps to prevent slam and/or minimize pressure surges while surge relief and anticipator valves provide protection from excessive surges resulting from power outage or pump failure.

GA Industries provides a full range of water hammer and surge control solutions for water, wastewater and sewage pumping applications.  We can provide expert advice on the application of check valves, pump control valves, and surge relief valves for your next pump station project.

http://www.gaindustries.com/applications/pump-stations.html

Lithium–Titanate battery (LTO) Battery



http://www.batteryspace.com/Lithium-Titanate-Battery.aspx

Toshiba SCiB (TM)