and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25
A method for preventing a child from accidentally puffing an electronic cigarette, comprising: S0, awaiting unlock, and if an unlock signal is sent, then proceeding to step S1; S1, the electronic cigarette entering a state of normal operation; S2, timing; S3, determining whether a smoking signal is received within a first preset time; if so, proceeding to step S4; otherwise, the electronic cigarette entering a locked state and switching to step S0; S4, the electronic cigarette performing vaporization, and this time, after transmission of the smoking signal ends, switching to step S2. While the electronic cigarette is in the locked state, even if a child accidentally puffs the electronic cigarette, a non-smoking flow of air triggers the smoking switch, or a user accidentally activates the smoking switch, there will be no reaction of the electronic cigarette. If normal smoking is desired, one must first activate the unlock switch, causing the electronic cigarette to switch from the locked state to a state of normal operation; thus the probability of a child accidentally puffing or accidentally triggering the electronic cigarette is greatly reduced; furthermore, if the user does not smoke for a long period of time, the electronic cigarette automatically enters the locked state; the invention is automatic, convenient, and energy-saving.
and Technology Inc. and Kyungpook National University | Date: 2017-04-05
An optical tracking system includes a marker part, an image forming part, and a processing part. The marker part includes a pattern having particular information and a first lens. First and second image forming parts include second and third lenses and first and second image forming units. The processing part determines the posture of the marker part from a first coordinate conversion formula between a coordinate on the pattern surface of a pattern and first pixel coordinate on a first image of the pattern, and a second coordinate conversion formula between a coordinate on the pattern surface of the pattern and second pixel coordinate on a second image of the pattern, the second coordinate conversion formula including the rotation conversion between the first pixel coordinate and the second pixel coordinate and tracks the marker part by using the posture of the marker part.
and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-01-11
A fingerprint identification module including a cover plate, a fingerprint identification sensor, a first adhesive layer, and at least one light source is provided. The cover plate has an inner surface, an outer surface opposite to the inner surface, and a plurality of microstructures located at the inner surface. The fingerprint identification sensor is located under the microstructures and attached to the microstructures through the first adhesive layer. The at least one light source is located under the inner surface and adjacent to the fingerprint identification sensor.
and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-03-08
An OTP memory cell including an antifuse unit (232) and a select transistor (234) is provided. The antifuse unit includes an antifuse layer (210) and an antifuse gate (212) disposed on a substrate in sequence, a modified extension doped region (214) disposed in the substrate below the antifuse layer, and a first doped region (216) and a second doped region (218) disposed in the substrate at two opposite sides of the antifuse gate. The doped regions, the antifuse layer and the antifuse gate form a varactor. The select transistor includes a select gate (220), a gate dielectric layer (222), the second doped region, and a third doped region (224). The thickness (D1) of the gate dielectric layer close to the second doped region is greater than the thickness (D2) of the gate dielectric layer close to the third doped region.
and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-03-01
Methods for a joy-stick graphical control in 3D space are disclosed. 3D data are rendered with a certain orientation in a 3D rendering space within a region of a 2D screen. One or more cross sectional views of the 3D data are rendered in the 3D rendering space where the cross sectional views are derived based on corresponding one or more 3D planes cutting through the 3D data at a 3D location. On one 3D plane, a joy-stick control is rendered in the 3D space at a pose determined based on the joy stick.
and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-01-18
Disclosed is an electronic cigarette charger, comprising a housing, a charging circuit board installed in the housing, a first electric connecting piece and a second electric connecting piece which are respectively electrically connected to the charging circuit board and are used for electrically connecting to an electronic cigarette, a first elastic metal wire, a second elastic metal wire, and a suspension structure arranged on the housing and used for suspending the electronic cigarette charger, wherein one end of the first elastic metal wire is connected to the charging circuit board in an insertion mode, and the other end of the first elastic metal wire is connected to the first electric connecting piece in a fastening mode; and one end of the second elastic metal wire is connected to the charging circuit board in an insertion mode, and the other end of the second elastic metal wire is connected to the second electric connecting piece in a fastening mode. The present invention has the beneficial effects that the electronic cigarette charger is convenient to carry by means of adopting the suspension structure arranged on the housing, and is convenient to assemble by skillfully connecting the first elastic metal wire and the second elastic metal wire with the remaining components, thereby improving the production efficiency.
and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19
A memory array (300) includes a first memory page (MP1) and a second memory page (MP2). The first memory page (MP1) includes a plurality of first memory cells (M1C_(1) to M1C_(N)) each coupled to a first word line (WL_(1)), a first select gate line (SG_(1)), a first control line (CL_(1)), and a first erase line (EL_(1)), and for receiving a bit line signal (SBL_(1), SBL_(n), SBL_(N)) and a source line signal (SSL_(1), SSL_(n), SSL_(N)). The second memory page (MP2) includes a plurality of second memory cells (M2C_(1) to M2C_(N)) each coupled to the first word line (WL_(1)), the first select gate line (SG_(1)), a second control line (CL_(12)), and a second erase line (EL_(12)), and for receiving a bit line signal (SBL_(11) to SBL_(1N)) and a source line signal (SSL_(11) to SSL_(1N)). By arranging memory cells in different memory pages, the flexibility of memory operations is achieved.
and Technology Inc. | Date: 2017-04-12
Disclosed is a switchable shower head, which comprises a waterway device and a waterway switch device, the waterway device comprises at least two outlet functions, the waterway switch device comprises: a water diversion plate disposed in the waterway, when rotating the water diversion plate, the outlet is switched to different outlet functions; a ratchet wheel, which is coaxially connected to the water diversion plate; a transmission rack, which is disposed to the waterway device and is capable of moving away or closing to the ratchet wheel, the transmission rack is reset by two or more than two elastic elements; a transmission element, which is slidably assembled to the transmission rack and is capable of abutting against the ratchet of the ratchet wheel to move the ratchet wheel to rotate, an angle is formed between the sliding direction of the transmission element and the sliding direction of the transmission rack; and a driving mechanism, the driving mechanism comprises a press button and a driving means assembled between the press button and the transmission rack.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 | Award Amount: 5.73M | Year: 2017
We envision a radical redesign of Earth observation platforms for sustained operation at significantly lower altitudes than the current state of the art, using a combination of new aerodynamic materials, aerodynamic control and air-breathing electric propulsion for drag-compensation, for a variety of observation methods with the aim of creating a new platform paradigm. This vision requires foundational research in spacecraft aerodynamic characterization, in material aerodynamics and atomic oxygen resistance, in electric propulsion, and control methods. These activities are by their nature multidisciplinary covering atmospheric science, surface chemistry and material characterization, control engineering, spacecraft design, payload engineering, etc.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 999.17K | Year: 2016
Ultra-Wideband (UWB) possesses advantages in security (encryption, LPI/LPD, and jamming), connectivity (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint) and performance (data rates, user density, and simultaneous connections) that are ideal for Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) applications. In order to facilitate and accelerate the integration of Starixs UWB technology into existing and new products (physiological sensors, smartphones, medical equipment, network adapters, tactical radios, etc.) supporting military medical applications (TCCC store and forward, vitals monitoring, telemonitoring, autonomous operations, and command & control), Starix proposes to develop a secure UWB developer toolkit with a set of pilot products and applications software to illustrate its use. The general adoption of the UWB toolkit will ensure the security and compatibility with the Enroute Combat Casualty Care network.