This week, the US patent office issued 6,793 patents. Each patent adds a little article new to the human ability base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has called the five most absorbing patents.

Google’s self-driving cars will detect police vehicles

Patent number – US 20160252905

webrokGoogle’s self-driving cars might be super smart, yet they need to follow the cartage rules while on road. According to cartage rules in most countries, a car driver should anon stop their car on the side of the road when a police agent approaches the car.

Further, police cartage are sometimes affianced in a following operation. During these close block operations, the police agent has the ascendancy to jump cartage signals and run after any speed limitations.  However, an obstruction of any form could agitate the emergency acknowledgment operation.

Therefore, Google has developed a police agent apprehension system for their self-driving cars. The apprehension system automatically detects police cartage based on the arrangement of aflame lights on the police cars. For example, in the US, the police cartage often have a aflame light system with four altered light sources in a about accumbent configuration. The four light sources emit a red light and a blue light alternatively.

Once a police agent is detected, the self-driving car manoeuvres itself to yield to the police vehicle; for example, by affairs over to a side of a road.

The system can also be used to detect other types of emergency cartage such as ambulances based on ambulance light patterns.    

Your admired Disney princesses may soon come to life

Patent number – US 9,427,868

webrokWhile its agreeable for accouchement to see their admired Disney characters come alive, it isn’t the same for the humans who wear those crushing suits. Besides, it’s often tiring for parents to guard the child’s fantasy bubble, hiding the fact that it’s just a human under the suit.

All that is about to change with this technology that brings activated characters alive in the form of robots.

While it’s atomic to carbon the actualization of a animation character, it’s annihilation but that to anxiously mimic the character’s motion. First off, animation characters don’t necessarily follow the laws of physics. And we aren’t talking about the force defying stunts. Even a simple walking style that is appropriate to a appearance may be inherently ambiguous when replicated in the real world. So acutely absolute robots which are accountable to move like humans cannot be clothed appropriately and reprogrammed to mimic the movements of animation characters.

Therefore, the inventors at Disney have followed a ground-up access of architecture robots from the blemish based on kinematics of the animation character. Animation files anecdotic the motion characteristics of a appearance are automatically analyzed to actuate a skeleton that can mimic the movements in absoluteness after being unstable. Based on this skeleton, legs and/or arms of the robots are complete using 3D press and acceptable actuators are absorbed at adaptable joints. Further, the processors that ascendancy the actuators are programmed to cause motions at the joints that is a close approximation of the activated character’s motion, while attention concrete stability. As a result, not only would such a robot look like the animation appearance but it would also acquire its motion style, after benumbed over itself.  

Ford plans to accommodate a mirage roof in their cars

Patent number – US 20160250969

webrokMoonroofs are quite accepted among car owners, as they access the amount of accustomed light that enters the commuter compartment. Further, in good weather, the moonroof can open to advance airflow in the commuter compartment.

However, all-around the moonroof often includes redesigning the roof structure. It involves removing cross-members in the roof, consistent in a bargain structural support. Therefore, the roof is able in other areas to atone for the abridgement in structural support.

Ford has developed a mirage roof, as an alternating to moonroofs. Mirage roof simulates an aperture in the roof. It includes a camera to abduction a live video feed of a view above a car. Further, a affectation panel is absorbed an autogenous roof surface. The affectation panel displays the live video feed of the view above the car in real time inside the car.

When the ambient light is not desired, the affectation panel may be turned off to simulate the effect of closing a moonroof shade. Moreover, the affectation panel may have altered sections that can be apart aflame to, e.g., brighten altered areas of the commuter compartment.

Xerox uses your eyeball to admeasurement blood sugar 

Patent number – US 20160249802

webrokDiabetes patients need to adviser their blood sugar levels daily. This about involves pricking their fingers for a blood sample.

Some non-invasive techniques are being developed to adviser blood sugar, but their capability is not yet proven. Google is alive on smart acquaintance lens that would be able of barometer blood sugar. This will avoid the need for pricking fingers; however, these acquaintance lens will touch human eye, so they are also a bit intrusive.

Now, Xerox has invented an eyeball optical altitude device for barometer characteristics of the aqueous humor in the antecedent alcove in an eyeball of a person.

The device emits light toward an antecedent alcove of an eyeball of a person and then detects the light that has passed through aqueous humor in a state that the eyeball is turned outward. The detected light is then analyzed to actuate characteristics of the aqueous humor.

This device exploits the fact that the aqueous humor in the antecedent alcove has about the same apparatus as blood serum, which contains proteins, glucose, ascorbic acid, etc. It is also well known that there is a alternation amid the glucose absorption in blood and that in aqueous humor. Moreover, aqueous humor contains no cellular substances as found in blood and produces only small influences due to light drop there. The proteins, glucose, ascorbic acid, etc. independent in aqueous humor are optically active substances and have optical rotatory power. Therefore, by barometer a animosity plane circling angle (optical rotatory power) of optically active substances in the aqueous humor a absorption of glucose can be determined.      

Nike wants your shoes and socks to match

Patent number – US 20160249686

webrokNike is one the most avant-garde aggregation in the cossack space. They come up with new designs of cossack almost every week.

A recent patent has appear that Nike is alive on shoes and socks with adjustment designs.  The designs will accommodate arrangement which may be a logo, a symbol, an abstruse design, or a holographic mark. Each of a shoe and a sock will only have a fractional marking. When a user wears both the shoe and the sock, the full appearance will appear, when the fractional arrangement on the shoe and sock align.

This will help Nike in cross-selling, as consumers will prefer to buy both articles (shoes and socks) from Nike.  

Further, these shoes and socks will enable better video abduction of the arrangement engraved on assorted alien surfaces of these shoes and socks to accommodate references for the accession of the foot of the wearer during able-bodied movements.  This is decidedly useful for assay of able-bodied performance.