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Airbags – Patent Analysis, Innovation, and Future
What is an Airbag? An estimated 600 million passenger vehicles travel the roads of the world each day, and airbags play a vital role in protecting people from injury as a result of automotive accidents. Fundamentally, an airbag is a bag filled with air that acts as a cushion in vehicle-related emergency scenarios. As per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the airbag is an inflatable cushion built into a vehicle that protects occupants from hitting the vehicle interior or objects outside the vehicle (for example, other vehicles or trees) during a collision. Although airbags have a huge application area in the marine and lifting industries also, this article discusses their automobile applications.
Biggest Marketplaces to Buy and Sell Patents
Option 1: Take the money and run! When you sell a patent, you can expect a speedy return on your investment. Thousands of inventions are patented each year, yet only a small percentage of those earn significant revenues if any at all. Some languages have been around for so long that their patent has expired. You can at least get some money for your invention if you sell your patent outright. Although a quick, painless payment may sound appealing, selling the patent throws up the inventor's claim to future benefits from his or her invention. Furthermore, until the product has been on the market for a long period, the money obtained from selling a patent may be insignificant. A patent buyer is unlikely to invest a lot of money on an unproven invention that is unlikely to make a lot of money.
Understanding Depositions During US Patent Litigation
While court testimony during high profile trials tends to attract most of the limelight, cases are built (or unbuilt) even more during depositions of fact witnesses and expert witnesses much before the actual trial. What are depositions, though, and how do they operate?
Electromagnetic Wave Absorbers – A Solution to Wave Pollution
What is Electromagnetic Wave Absorber? Electromagnetic wave absorbers are the materials that prevent the reflection or transmission phenomenon of electromagnetic radiations that are incident upon them. Instead, these materials absorb those electromagnetic radiations, which further depends upon many factors that determine the level of absorption they exhibit. The absorption percentage varies for different frequencies, thicknesses and type of material.
Video Coding Standards and Algorithms - Evolution & Patent Analysis
Video coding format is defined as a format for storing and transmitting digital video content (such as in a data file or bitstream) from one system to the other system. It usually employs a standardized video compression technique, which is based on discrete cosine transform (DCT) coding and motion correction. For this purpose, a certain set of video coding specifications/documents that specify and store the technical details of these formats are available. These documents are accepted as technical standards by standardization groups, including International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and are hence referred to as video coding standards. In the past, a number of video coding formats have been documented and further standardized, including H.120, H.261, Motion JPEG (MJPEG), MPEG-1 Part 2, H.262 / MPEG-2 Part 2 (MPEG-2 Video), DV, H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 Visual), Motion JPEG 2000 (MJ2), Advanced Video Coding (H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC), Theora, VC-1, and Apple ProRes. Further, these video coding standards are further classified into three key groups which include DPCM (Differential pulse-code modulation), DCT (Discrete cosine transform), and DWT (Discrete wavelet transform) (Discrete wavelet transform).
Lyophilization Process - An Efficient Way to Preserve Perishable Materials
The number of people experiencing severe food insecurity and needing immediate access to livelihood support and life-saving food aid is rapidly increasing. The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC), an international coalition comprising the United Nations, the European Union, and governmental and non-governmental organizations working collaboratively to address food crises, released its annual report in June 2022, and this is one of its most significant findings. The report focuses on countries and regions where the scope and depth of the food crisis exceed the region's capabilities and resources. According to the report, nearly 193 million people in 53 countries or territories experienced acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels (IPC/CH Phase 3-5) in 2021. This represents an increase of more than 40 million people over the already historic figures for 2020. If we talk about the global scenario, a total of 690 million people, or around 9% of the world's population, experience extreme food insecurity. This figure has been gradually increasing since 2014, and by 2030, it is anticipated to surpass 840 million. 2.5 billion people, or almost one-third, experience some amount of hunger.
Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) - A Visible Light Communication Internet Connectivity Solution
What is Li-FI? Li-Fi is sometimes referred to as light-based Wi-Fi because it transmits data by light rather than radio frequencies. Li-Fi can provide a data transmission speed of around 100 Gbps as compared to Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). Currently, Wi-Fi networks rely on Radio Frequency (RF) waves, but there is a constraint on the usage of the RF spectrum.
Deposition Preparation: Best Practices
Particularly in civil courts, depositions are a crucial part of any case. Even seasoned lawyers must plan in advance to offer their clients the best representation possible. It can be exceedingly challenging to remember complex tactics and ideas. The golden guideline to keep in mind is that depositions always require planning ahead of time. In the session room, attorneys typically spend three hours for every hour of work. So, giving yourself plenty of time to prepare well before making an appearance is compelling.
Reverse Engineering Code
Reverse Engineering Source Code What is Reverse Engineering? To start with, reverse engineering is a method by which an object is deconstructed for exploring its design, architecture, code and components. It is done to get the information about the components used in making the object. It can be applied to hardware, software and even to human DNA.