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Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2016-10-10

An improved hearing protection device intended to be inserted into an external auditory meatus of a user, having a housing structure, a passive tuning element, and a passive, nonlinear acoustic filter. The tuning element and the acoustic filter may be supported in series by the housing structure. The tuning element may be or include a diaphragm, a resonator, or both. The housing structure may support a diaphragm of the tuning element at its circumference, and may provide cavities on both sides of the diaphragm. In some embodiments electronic components are included in the hearing protection device to counteract insertion loss provided by the passive element, and restore natural hearing for low to moderate sound pressure levels. Communications devices may also be incorporated into the hearing protection device. The combination of a simple, low cost amplifier circuit, passive tuning element and nonlinear acoustic filter of some embodiments of the present invention achieve a low cost yet sophisticated ability to react to impulse noise without the need for a microprocessor or complex electronics. Furthermore, the configuration reduces power consumption and, therefore, increases service life or decreases battery size/capacity, and results in low electronic self-noise allowing the user to maintain situational awareness.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, including a retroactive update to a previously rendered estimate of the position of the orientation of the display stored in a rewind buffer. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately render graphical user interface information on a display.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, including receiving and selectively filtering a plurality of measurement vectors from a rate-gyroscope. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately render graphical user interface information on a display.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2016-01-27

A high-rate hydrothermal cleanup (HCU) process and system is disclosed for the rapid hydrolysis of renewable oils and reduction of inorganic and organic contaminants, such as salts, minerals, metals, asphaltenes, polymers, and coke precursors in both renewable oils and petroleum fractions. The process and system is characterized by a very short residence time, high-temperature, high-pressure, turbulent flow, hydrothermal operation. The HCU and integrated vapor-liquid separation system and process results in high yields of oil product that contains significantly reduced concentrations of inorganic and organic contaminants. The process may be operated to produce a concentrated clean glycerin byproduct and short-chain and long-chain free fatty acid product streams. The integrated vapor-liquid separation system and process performs at near atmospheric pressure by taking advantage of the water employed in the cleanup process and the energy imparted by the HCU reactor and eliminates the need for vacuum distillation.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, including a retroactive update to a previously rendered estimate of the position of the orientation of the display stored in a rewind buffer. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately render graphical user interface information on a display.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display based upon a retroactive adjustment of a previously rendered position and orientation of the display, by means of an adjust-update-predict (AUP) cycle, and calculating the location of interest relative to the position and orientation of the display. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately render graphical user interface information on a display.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display. Systems of the described technology include a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately generate signals to render graphical user interface information on a display, using vision-aiding processes, including horizon-matching, land-matching and Sun-matching.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, using a forward buffer to store current and predicted position estimates calculated by the methods of the present invention. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately render graphical user interface information on a display.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-08-21

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, including receiving and selectively filtering a plurality of measurement vectors from a rate-gyroscope. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database. Methods of the described technology use data from the sensor package useful to accurately render graphical user interface information on a display.


Patent
Applied Research Associates Inc. | Date: 2015-07-28

The present invention regards a thermally driven, environmental control unit including, in a closed fluid-flow, non-pressurized circuit, a mixing heat exchanger, a heat recovery unit, a fractionator/evaporator, and one or more condensers. The system is designed to include at least one solute and a solvent, selected so that the mixture of each solute and the solvent produce an enthalpy change of between about 5 to 30 kJ/mol for cooling and 10 to 200 kJ/mol for heating. A plurality of pumps are integrated into the system to move the solute and the solvent, and a mixture thereof, among the various components of the present invention. The unit further includes a liquid loop coupled with the mixing heat exchanger and an air handler to provide warm or cool supply air. The present invention further regards a process for cooling or heating air using enthalpy change of solution associated with the dissolution of a solute in a solvent, at relatively constant atmospheric pressure, and separation of the solute from the solvent for re-use in the process.

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