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Rooks
 USA
OLED Wrist Watch Printer Friendly Version
Input: Light, Temperature, Time (Atomic Clock) or Computer updated, Battery Power (Time Remaining), Touch Screen (stylus control), Heart Rate/Beat (Pulse), Computer connection (USB)
Visual Description of Face: Round OLED screen set inside metallic case, Side Mount Button (SMB)
Software Description: Software should be open source allowing programmers to create custom displays and functions. The watch should be allowed to connect to a computer via a docking station and download this software from the computers hard drive. Software should include use of all, some or none of the sensors on the watch (battery power, temperature, etc...)
Default Software Display:
I. The OLED should be bright enough and with enough contrast to display in strong sunlight. As the light diminishes the OLED should power down reducing the level of illumination. Default display should be blue at night and white in the day.
II. Display should be capable of inverting its pixel display.
III. Cubic Zirconium or diamond insets should have back lighting to increase reflections and add possible color shifting effects.
IV. All displays should be shader capable to create 3D effects if desired (background animations, clock hand animations, calendar reminders, incoming e-mails/text messages).
V. The SMB should control display views from first screen to second, second to third etc...
VI. First Screen
1. The watch should have three first screen displays. A digital display, an analog display, or a combination of displays.
2. The battery time remaining should be displayed as the power consumption may be high.
VII. Second Screen
1. Software should include a calendar able to scroll forward and backward (delta 10years). Allow calendar uploads to the watch through the computer that triggering a visual, audio, or combination alarm (selectable by the owner via the software.
VIII. Third Screen
1. A chronograph and a count up/down timer should be within the software’s capability.
Hardware:
I. The screen or OLED pad should be high resolution (2000dpi or greater).
II. The battery should be large high capacity Rechargeable battery/long life (1 year or more).
III. CPU should be powerful enough to power 3D graphics.
IV. Water proof/resistant battery recharge plates on exterior of watch side.
V. Docking station both recharges and allows uploads to the computer via USB
VI. USB cable connector located under a gasket protected metal plate on the bottom of the watch.
VII. Radio connection to Atomic transmitting station or an auto-update from the computer via software.
VIII. Pulse, pace, temperature (body or environment) monitors for athletes.
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 Australia
Eye Strain Prevention Device Printer Friendly Version
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes, double vision, polyopia, and difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions (i.e. glare or bright overhead lighting) or air moving past the eyes (e.g. overhead vents, direct air from a fan).
Asthenopic symptoms in the eye are responsible for much of the morbidity in CVS. Proper rest to the eye and its muscles is recommended to relieve the associated eye strain. Various catch-phrases have been used to spread awareness about giving rest to the eyes while working on computers. A routinely recommended approach is to consciously blink the eyes every now and then (this helps replenish the tear film) and to look out the window to a distant object or to the sky - doing so provides rest to the ciliary muscles. One of the catch phrases is the "20-20-20 rule" every 20 mins, focus the eyes on an object 20 feet (6 meters) away for 20 seconds. This basically gives a convenient distance and time frame for a person to follow the advice from the optometrist and ophthalmologist. Otherwise, the patient is advised to close his/her eyes (which has a similar effect) for 20 seconds, at least every half hour.
The problem is that 20-20-20 rule is voluntary and many people do not address this rule at all or only intermittently. Additionally companies may have policies around this but these are hard to police and they are potentially liable for future damages if employees get CVS. What is needed is an enforced solution to the 20-20-20 rule in order to satisfy health and safety requirements.
The core of this invention is the inclusion of software code on any device where a user might get CVS. This software would be activated on the device for the required period, say 20 second once every 20 minutes. The function of the software is to force the user to focus their eyes ca. 20 feet away for the required period of time. This is enabled in one embodiment by displaying an image or other information on the display, inclusive, if required, of the normal information that would have been displayed on the screen, which is displayed on the screen in a manner which requires the user to focus on the information for a minimum period of time in order to continue using their device; this image of other information is structured such that it forces the user to focus their eyes as if it were 20 feet away An alternative mode would be to use the forward facing camera on the device to monitor the user's eyes during a downtime period such that the device is not usable unless the user has diverted their eyes from the device for the appropriate period of time. The simple version of the software would be incorporated on the device as an app, in the OS, in the firmware, or even a cloud based solution. The user or a corporate IT manager would set up the software with key parameters being the time between events, the time of events and the type of eye-focusing practice that is required. This could be a requirement for the user not to look at the screen for a period (monitored with the camera eg) or the inclusion of a de-focused images or a de-focused version of the usual information as would have been displayed on the screen.
A defocused image can be constructed in a number of ways including
(A) magic eye images. Magic Eye is a series of books published by N.E. Thing Enterprises (renamed in 1996 to Magic Eye Inc.). The books feature autostereograms (precisely, random dot autostereograms), which allow some people to see 3D images by focusing on 2D patterns. The viewer must diverge his or her eyes in order to see a hidden three-dimensional image within the pattern. "Magic Eye" has become something of a genericized trademark, often used to refer to autostereograms of any origin. The autostereogram predates the Magic Eye series by several years. Christopher Tyler created the first black-and-white autostereograms in 1979 with the assistance of computer programmer Maureen Clarke.
(B) An alternative to magic eye images is to use displays which have a 3-D operating mode in addition to the usual 2-D operating mode. These are now becoming common.
Whereas we have stated above the use of an image by the word image we mean any information as displayed on a display, eg. A picture, text, video or other. This can include the OS and application data that would have normally been displayed on the screen, but now in a de-focused mode.
The user would satisfy the requirements of the CVS software by either looking away from the screen for the desired time period, or alternatively focusing on the de-focusing image for a required period time.

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imax500
 Australia
Responsible Use of Firearms Device Printer Friendly Version
Firearm misuse is rife throughout the world, especially in the USA where gun deaths number in the tens of thousands per annum. Where an outright ban of guns is not feasible, nor is a ban of ammunition, systems are needed that ensure that guns are used for their intended peaceful purpose, eg hunting. This is especially so in jurisdictions, such as Western Europe and Australasia, where the use of guns in self-defence may not constitute a legal defence against a criminal prosecution for manslaughter. Also in these jurisdictions often the licensing of firearms is restricted to specific functions, such as hunting or rifle-range activities, and the use of guns for other purposes is expressly banned.
There has been much focus on the use of gun control to limit the use of illegal use of guns. This invention describes a smart system with position and time detectors that limit the use of guns to their licensed purpose and place.
First, gun users and guns must be licensed with relevant and authorities and the licenses will include conditions of the use of each gun, e.g. specific locations (e.g. shooting range, forest etc) where the gun can be discharged, specific times and dates when the gun can be discharged (e.g. a specific hunting season, rifle range opening times) and the like.
The key is for the gun to be only to be able to be used at (a) a certain place as determined by sensors, e.g. GPS or proxies such as cell network triangulation or other, (b) certain times and date as determined by any computer enabled clock but that is also contained in any processor.
Examples include where the gun can have incorporated in it a GPS sensor such that the position of the gun can be communicated to an internet service controlled by the government authorities. This gun may also have an internet wireless communication capability built in.
Alternatively, the user may have a special application on their smartphone that also has an Internet communications capability and a GPS sensor in it and means to communicate via, say Bluetooth to the gun, detecting the co-location of the gun, the user and the smartphone, thereby placing the user and the gun together in a specific place at a specific time.
Alternatively the smartphone may have a secure application built in which has in it the user privileges downloaded (and updated as required) thereby not requiring the smart phone to communicate to a database via the internet. This model might be preferred when gun use is in places such as wild forest where internet phone coverage is poor.
Alternatively the gun may incorporate both the GPS sensor and the smart application, and thus be an independent device. It may from time to time require that updates of software or database information en loaded onto it via a local wireless or even a plug-in communication device, but its use can be independent of these communication requirements.
Each gun would have a secure unique ID as would the smartphone app if used.
By these means the user of the gun will have unimpeded use of the gun for lawful and licensed activity. However the gun, if for example, is stolen will not be able to be used since it cannot be discharged without, for example, the smartphone tethered app with accompanying permissions for legal discharge based on time and place. Even if stolen, in the case of the smartphone app, the smartphone app would require a secure password entry before opening and allowing gun use.
For authorities this system also enables them to monitor gun use and control and possibly intervene to disable a gun when the user is using the gun illegally for any reasons. It would also allow authorities to track gun use and transport, and develop algorithms which correlate illegal gun use patterns, allowing for early intervention.

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