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Communication systems and methods for flexible telematics at a vehicle

Sirius Xm Connected Vehicle Services

Communication systems and methods for flexible telematics at a vehicle

Method and apparatus for communication in a wireless lan system

Lg Electronics

Method and apparatus for communication in a wireless lan system

Method and apparatus for communication in a wireless lan system

Huawei Technologies

Information transmission method, user equipment, and base station


Date/App# patent app List of recent Ann-related patents
08/20/15
20150237674 
 Method of discontinuous transmission detection patent thumbnailMethod of discontinuous transmission detection
A network node of a wireless communication network comprises a receiver receiving an input signal from a remote transmitter of the wireless communication system via a transmission channel. A signal to noise ratio calculator is arranged to calculate a signal to noise ratio of the received input signal.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


08/20/15
20150237661 
 Communication  flexible telematics at a vehicle patent thumbnailCommunication flexible telematics at a vehicle
A system for allocating communications resources for telematics communications is provided. The system includes a service provider, a gateway, and a telematics device.
Sirius Xm Connected Vehicle Services Inc.


08/20/15
20150237631 
 Method and  communication in a wireless lan system patent thumbnailMethod and communication in a wireless lan system
A method and device for communicating in a wireless local area network are discussed. The method can include selecting, by a transmitting station, a transmission channel by performing a clear channel assessment (cca) and transmitting, by the transmitting station, a physical layer protocol data unit (ppdu) over the selected transmission channel to a receiving station, wherein the transmission channel includes a primary 20 mhz channel and a secondary 20 mhz channel if the secondary 20 mhz channel was idle, and wherein the transmission channel includes the primary 20 mhz channel, the secondary 20 mhz channel and a secondary 40 mhz channel if both the secondary 20 mhz channel and the secondary 40 mhz channel were idle..
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150237626 
 Information transmission method, user equipment, and base station patent thumbnailInformation transmission method, user equipment, and base station
Embodiments of the present invention provide an information transmission method, including: determining, by a user equipment (ue), a first subframe; configuring the ue to send a first uplink signal in the first subframe; determining, by the ue, that the first uplink signal is a first type of uplink signal, where the first type of uplink signal occupies a first part of symbols of the first subframe, and the number of symbols included in the first part of symbols is less than the number of symbols included in the first subframe; and detecting, by the ue, a downlink control channel on a second part of symbols in the first subframe, where the first part of symbols and the second part of symbols do not overlap in time domain.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237624 
 Method and  determining control channel search space patent thumbnailMethod and determining control channel search space
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for determining a control channel search space. The method includes: determining numbers of epdcch sets used for enhanced physical downlink control channel epdcch transmission; determining, according to the numbers of the epdcch sets, location offsets of search spaces corresponding to the epdcch sets; and determining, according to the location offsets of the search spaces corresponding to the epdcch sets, the search spaces corresponding to the epdcch sets.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237620 
 Radio communication system, mobile station apparatus, radio communication method and integrated circuit patent thumbnailRadio communication system, mobile station apparatus, radio communication method and integrated circuit
A mobile station apparatus that receives first information by using a radio resource control signal. The mobile station apparatus is programmed to drop a transmission of a sounding reference signal, where in a case that the first information is configured, in a case that the transmission of the sounding reference signal for a first component carrier overlaps with a transmission of a physical uplink control channel for a second component carrier, and in a case that, on the overlapped portion, total transmit power of the mobile station apparatus exceeds total maximum output power configured by the mobile station apparatus..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150237619 
 Method and  transmitting control information patent thumbnailMethod and transmitting control information
A method of receiving uplink control information at a communication apparatus in a wireless communication system configured for time division duplex (tdd) operations and having a plurality of cells is described. A first set of at least one of one or more physical downlink control channel (pdcch) signals and one or more physical downlink shared channel (pdsch) signals are transmitted within m downlink subframes, where m≧1.
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150237614 
 Integrated circuit for controlling a process and integrated circuit comprising circuitry patent thumbnailIntegrated circuit for controlling a process and integrated circuit comprising circuitry
A base station can prevent deterioration of data channel application control accuracy due to influence of transmission power control to a control channel. In the base station, each encoding section performs encoding processing to an scch (shared control channel) of each mobile station, each modulating section performs modulation processing to the encoded scch, an arranging section arranges the scch to each mobile station to one of a plurality of subcarriers which configure an ofdm symbol, and transmission power control section controls transmission power of the scch based on reception quality information reported from each mobile station.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


08/20/15
20150237607 
 Search space arrangement for control channel patent thumbnailSearch space arrangement for control channel
Control channels can benefit from a search space arrangement. For example, an evolved or enhanced physical downlink control channel (e-pdcch) in the long term evolution advanced (lte-a) physical layer can benefit in its design from a search space arrangement.
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


08/20/15
20150237603 
 Method and  receiving downlink signal in wireless communication system patent thumbnailMethod and receiving downlink signal in wireless communication system
The present invention relates to a method by which a terminal receives a downlink signal through an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) in a wireless communication system. The method includes the steps of: receiving one or more epdcch physical resource block (prb) sets; and blind decoding epdcch candidates for each set level from among the one or more epdcch prb sets, wherein one or more of epdcch candidate indexes and epdcch prb indexes are used for determining an antenna port related to the epdcch candidates..
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150237602 

Method and receiving system information in wireless communication system


The method for receiving system information by a terminal in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a step of receiving a subframe; and a step of performing, for a physical broadcast channel (pbch) in a predetermined resource region of the subframe, blind decoding based on a plurality of sequences to be masked to a crc parity bit. If a cell-specific reference signal (crs) does not exist in the subframe, each of the plurality of sequences indicates pieces of individual information contained in one or more of a reference signal type set, a demodulation reference signal (dmrs) antenna port information set and diversity scheme information set..
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150237585 

Method for controlling signal transmission power and device for same


A method for transmitting signals using a plurality of component carriers in a wireless communication system. The method according to one embodiment includes controlling transmission powers for one or more channels per each component carrier; and checking whether a total transmission power of a plurality of channels for simultaneous transmission over the plurality of component carriers exceeds a total maximum transmission power configured for a communication apparatus or not, the plurality of channels including a physical uplink control channel (pucch) and a physical uplink shared channel (pusch); and if the total transmission power of the plurality of channels over the plurality of component carriers exceeds the total maximum transmission power, adjusting a transmission power of the pusch in such a way that the total transmission power of the plurality of channels over the plurality of component carriers does not exceed the total maximum transmission power transmission power..
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150237569 

Unmanned aerial vehicle communication using distributed antenna placement and beam pointing


A communication system is described. The system includes: at least one gateway able to provide broadband connectivity, a set of ground terminals, and a set of aerial platforms, where at least one aerial platform is able to communicate with at least one gateway using radio frequencies, each aerial platform is able to communicate with ground terminals using radio frequencies, and each aerial platform is able to communicate with each other aerial platform using radio frequencies.

08/20/15
20150237548 

Antenna selection in lte/lte-a networks with unlicensed spectrum


Antenna selection and reassignment in multiple radio access technology (rat) communication systems with unlicensed spectrum is disclosed. Aspects include a user equipment (ue) monitoring for a channel reserving signal in each frame from multiple transmission sources.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/20/15
20150237530 

Communication management system and non-transitory computer readable medium


A communication management system includes: a communication unit that respectively communicates with an information terminal belonging to one of a plurality of groups, via a communication channel assigned to the group to which the information terminal belongs, from among a plurality of communication channels; a control unit that controls a communication via the communication channel on the basis of a configuration value of bandwidth on the communication channel; and a bandwidth configuration unit that, for each communication channel, configures the configuration value of bandwidth on the communication channel, on the basis of data indicating time transitions of communication traffic volume of the group to which the communication channel is assigned.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150237528 

Method and creating an enhanced medium access control packet data unit for enhanced transport format combination selection in wireless communications


Efficient enhanced transport format combination (e-tfc) selection methods and apparatus support flexible radio link control (rlc) packet data unit (pdu) size and medium access control (mac) layer segmentation. Methods for filling an enhanced medium access control (mac-e) packet data unit (pdu) with data from logical channels as part of e-tfc selection are provided.
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


08/20/15
20150237521 

Periodic channel status information (csi) reporting for enhanced interference management and traffic adaptation (eimta) systems with csi subframe sets


Wireless device, method, and computer readable media are disclosed for determining which channel status information (csi) report of a user equipment (ue) to drop from a physical uplink control channel (pucch) packet. The method may include determining that a first csi report and a second csi report are to be sent in the pucch, where the first csi report has a first reporting type and a first csi sub-frame set, and the second csi report has a second reporting type and a second csi sub-frame set.

08/20/15
20150237513 

Using one or more past channel estimates for adjusting parameters, sensing object presence, or allowing association


Systems and methods can analyze a present channel estimation and a previous channel estimation and/or two or more prior channel estimations to improve communication performance, sense environmental conditions, and make location and velocity determinations. The methods can include: (a) sending, by a transmitter, a first sounding frame and a second sounding frame to a receiver; (b) receiving, by the transmitter, a first channel estimation response from a receiver responsive to the first sounding frame, and a second channel estimation response from the receiver responsive to the second sounding frame; and (c) detecting, by the transmitter, based at least on the first channel estimation response and the second channel estimation response, if a change in characteristics of a channel between the transmitter and the receiver occurred between the first sounding frame and the second sounding frame..
Broadcom Corporation


08/20/15
20150237407 

Signal receiving apparatus based on faster than nyquist and signal decoding method thereof


Disclosed are a signal receiving apparatus based on ftn and a signal decoding method thereof, and the apparatus includes: an equalizer calculating, when a signal sampled by fast to nyquist (ftn) is received on a communication channel, a posterior probability of information bits and calculating a log likelihood ratio by using the calculated posterior probability; a deinterleaver deinterleaving bit data output from the equalizer; a decoder correcting of signal interference of the data bits deinterleaved by the deinterleaver by using the llr and decoding the corrected signal interference; and an interleaver interleaving data output from the decoder to provide the interleaved data to the equalizer.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


08/20/15
20150237390 

Mosaic program guide


Various implementations provide a block-based program guide screen. In one particular implementation, a request is received.
Thomson Licensing


08/20/15
20150237387 

Method and system for providing content


Methods and systems for providing content. A selection of a single virtual channel may be received from the user.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


08/20/15
20150237305 

Bandwidth modulation system and method


A method and computing system for monitoring an av synchronous communication session of a user. The av synchronous communication session includes an audio channel and a video channel.
Google Inc.


08/20/15
20150237151 

Enabling push notifications from websites


Techniques for enabling push notifications from websites are described. In at least some embodiments, a push notification generally represents a way for a website to push information to a client device.
Microsoft Corporation


08/20/15
20150237002 

Centralized configuration with dynamic distributed address management


The present disclosure discloses a network device and/or method for centralized configuration with dynamic distributed address management. The disclosed network device receives, at a first network node, a range of sub network addresses and a specified size for a sub network.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


08/20/15
20150236964 

Priority data transmission using fibre channel over ethernet


An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for handling data being communicated over lossless ethernet that is sensitive to delays. Fibre channel over ethernet (fcoe) is one example of an environment where data may be subject to unacceptable delays.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150236883 

Method and transmitting and receiving reference signal in wireless communication system


The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving a reference signal in a wireless communication system. In the method, in order to dynamically switch an uplink (ul) demodulation-reference signal (dm-rs) according to the communication environment, such as comp and mu-mimo, a parameter set for generation of a reference signal sequence is configured to include a virtual cell identifier (vcid) parameter configured by information of a total of 9 bits and a cyclic shift hopping initial value parameter cinitcsh, which is 9-bit information representing one integer value among 510 integer values.
Pantech Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236872 

Method and device for estimating channel in muliple-receiving antenna system


Disclosed are a method and device for estimating a channel in a multiple-receiving antenna system. The method comprises: a channel estimation is performed on a received pilot signal by using a least square channel estimation algorithm to obtain an estimation value hls; an n′-dimensional channel autocorrelation matrix formula (i) and a channel frequency domain autocorrelation matrix ri from a transmitting antenna i to any receiving antenna are acquired, and a weight matrix w which is descrambled and denoised is calculated, wherein i=1, 2, .
Zte Corporation


08/20/15
20150236852 

Quantum key distribution device, quantum key distribution system, and quantum key distribution method


According to an embodiment, a quantum key distribution device includes a key sharing unit, a correcting unit, a compressor, and a controller. The key sharing unit is configured to generate a shared bit string by using quantum key distribution performed with another quantum key distribution device via a quantum communication channel.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


08/20/15
20150236848 

Handshaking protocol for time-reversal system


A handshaking process for time-reversal wireless communication is provided. A first device receives a handshake signal transmitted from a second device through multiple propagation paths, the handshake signal including a preamble and a training sequence, in which the training sequence includes a sequence of symbols known to the first and second devices.
Origin Wireless Communications, Inc.


08/20/15
20150236838 

Method and providing channel information to a mobile communication terminal in a mimo communication system


A method includes receiving in a mobile communication terminal signals from multiple cells that coordinate transmission of the signals with one another in a cooperative multipoint (comp) scheme. At least first and second channel quality indicators (cqis), for respective communication channels over which the signals are received, are calculated in the terminal based on the received signals.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236836 

Method and transmitting ack/nack for downlink transmission in wireless communication system


A method for receiving ack/nack information transmitted in response to a downlink transmission. The method according to one embodiment includes transmitting one or more relay physical downlink control channels (r-pdcchs); transmitting the downlink transmission according to the one or more r-pdcchs in a downlink subframe set including m downlink subframes, where m is a positive integer; and receiving ack/nack information for the downlink transmission in the downlink subframe set.
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150236830 

Method for transmitting/receiving a comp reference signal


Disclosed is a method for transmitting a comp reference signal for accurate channel estimation. The comp reference signal to be transmitted to a terminal which performs a comp operation in a multi-cell environment is a cell-specific reference signal or a comp-zone-specific reference signal.
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/20/15
20150236812 

Design methodology and signaling with capacity optimized constellations


Communication systems are described that use geometrically shaped constellations that have increased capacity compared to conventional constellations operating within a similar snr band. In several embodiments, the geometrically shaped is optimized based upon a capacity measure such as parallel decoding capacity or joint capacity.
Constellation Designs, Inc.


08/20/15
20150236780 

Provision of broadband access to airborne platforms and ground terminals using fixed satellite service and direct broadcast satellite spectra


Systems and methods are described that use the downlink and uplink frequency bands of the fixed satellite service (fss) and direct broadcast service (dbs) systems to provide broadband access to aerial platforms including aircraft, drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) such as balloons. The secondary service aerial platform transmitters are configured to avoid interference into the primary satellite service receivers.

08/20/15
20150236778 

Broadband access to mobile platforms using drone/uav background


Systems and methods for providing broadband internet access to mobile platforms such as vehicles, aircraft, and portable devices, using a network of one or more entities such as drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs). In one embodiment, the drone communication system comprises an antenna sub-system, a radio sub-system and a data switching sub-system.
Ubiqomm Llc


08/20/15
20150236770 

Channel estimation using a multi-user frame


A systems and method of channel estimation can be used in wireless environments. The systems and method can: (a) determine, by a transmitter, a number of receivers with which to communicate wirelessly, the number of receivers being at least one and corresponding to at least a first receiver; and (b) generate, by the transmitter, a frame to transmit to the first receiver, the frame generated based on a total number of receivers that is higher than the determined number of receivers..
Broadcom Corporation


08/20/15
20150236768 

Signal generating method and signal generating apparatus


A transmission method for simultaneously transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal at the same frequency includes performing precoding on both signals using a fixed precoding matrix and regularly changing the phase of at least one of the signals. In this method, the power ratio between a plurality of signals transmitted from a plurality of antennas at the same frequency and at the same time differs from the power ratio between a plurality of pilot signals transmitted from the plurality of antennas at the same frequency and at the same time, whereby the accuracy of channel estimation by a reception device is improved..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


08/20/15
20150236763 

Supporting high dimensional mu-mimo beamforming by sounding multiple frames with different sets of antenna patterns


In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for performing channel estimation between a beamformer and a beamformee. A beamformer can determine that a beamformee is configured to perform channel estimation for up to a pre-configured number of transmit spatial streams from the beamformer.
Broadcom Corporation


08/20/15
20150236761 

Communications device and transmitting at least two parallel transmit signals


A communications device is provided including a transmitter unit configured to transmit at least two transmit signals via a transmission channel; a precoder unit configured to beamform the transmit signals based on a precode matrix that is adapted to reduce a signal level at at least one location in an area of the transmission channel; and an amplifier adapted to amplify at least one of the transmit signals to a value that results in a signal level at the at least one location that is below a predetermined signal level. A corresponding method for transmitting at least two parallel transmit signals is provided as well..
Sony Corporation


08/20/15
20150236569 

Monitoring the operating conditions of electric generators and motors by partial measurements


A method, a system, and an apparatus are disclosed for monitoring the operating conditions of electric generators and motors by merely taking measurements from a few locations on the rotor's outer region/surface or stator's inner surface. In this disclosure an exemplary method of detecting adverse conditions within alternating current electromotive devices, which can lead to failure, is presented.

08/20/15
20150236304 

Method for manufacturing top emission organic electroluminescence element


A method for manufacturing a top emission organic electroluminescence element which can be stably driven for a long time is provided. The method for manufacturing a top emission organic electroluminescence element includes: a step of forming an organic electroluminescence layer including an anode, an organic layer having two or more layers, and a cathode in this order, a glass-transition temperature tg of formation materials of the organic layer being 120° c.
Nitto Denko Corporation


08/20/15
20150235806 

Interface, a observing an object within a non-vacuum environment and a scanning electron microscope


An interface, a scanning electron microscope and a method for observing an object that is positioned in a non-vacuum environment. The method includes: passing at least one electron beam that is generated in a vacuum environment through at least one aperture out of an aperture array and through at least one ultra thin membrane that seals the at least one aperture; wherein the at least one electron beam is directed towards the object; wherein the at least one ultra thin membrane withstands a pressure difference between the vacuum environment and the non-vacuum environment; and detecting particles generated in response to an interaction between the at least one electron beam and the object..

08/20/15
20150235773 

Electrolytic solution for electrolytic capacitor, and electrolytic capacitor


Provided is an electrolytic solution suitable for use in a 100 wv class electrolytic capacitor having low inductance at low temperatures and high durability in high-temperature use conditions. This electrolytic solution for an electrolytic capacitor contains: a mixed organic solvent including sulfolane and y-butyrolactone; water; an electrolyte selected from the group consisting of a quaternized pyridinium salt of carboxylic acid and a quaternized imidazolinium salt of carboxylic acid; boric acid; and mannitol; and has a mass ratio of boric acid and mannitol in the range of 1:1.2 to 1:1.6, and a total amount of boric acid and mannitol of 10.0 to 14.5% by mass of the total electrolytic solution, the water content being 1.5 to 2.0% by mass of the total electrolytic solution..
Nippon Chemi-con Corporation


08/20/15
20150235625 

Driving device for driving display device


The present disclosure provides a driving device for driving a display device. The driving device includes a first charge sharing switch, a second charge sharing switch and one or more third charge sharing switches.
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


08/20/15
20150235623 

Representation of overlapping visual entities


Various embodiments present a combined visual entity that represents overlapping visual entities. The combined visual entity can include a primary visualization that represents one of the overlapping visual entities and annotations that represent others of the overlapping visual entities.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/20/15
20150235365 

Multi-study medical image navigation


A medical image navigation system (2) includes a viewport module (4), a proximity module (26), a visualization module (28) and a matching module (34). The viewport module (4) navigates a plurality of image slices of a study and based on input from at least one input device selects at least one image which is displayed and any annotations associated with the selected at least one image on a display device.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/20/15
20150235341 

Shader pipeline with shared data channels


A graphics processing unit (gpu) may allocate a shared data channel in on-chip graphics memory of the gpu that is shared by at least two stages of a graphics processing pipeline. Shader units in the gpu may execute the at least two stages of the graphics processing pipeline.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/20/15
20150235300 

Method and system for ordering and purchasing products via a communication channel


In a system and method for ordering and purchasing of products displayed in a shop via a communication channel, individual virtual labels to the products displayed in the real space of the shop are provided for clear-cut identification, product information is linked to the virtual label of a data package relating to the given product, and this product information data package is stored in the storage part-unit of a central information technology device so that it can be searched for and displayed while shopping.. .

08/20/15
20150235247 

Computer implemented determining a multi stage facility location and allocation


Disclosed is a method and system for determining a location of a facility. A population size, a crossover rate, and a mutation rate for the region along with geo-spatial co-ordinates of customer locations are received.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


08/20/15
20150235240 

Method and improving customer interaction experiences


A computer-implemented method and an apparatus for improving customer interaction experiences determines one or more personas associated with a customer based on customer activity on a plurality of interaction channels. One or more persona profiles corresponding to the one or more personas are generated and maintained, where a persona profile is representative of a set of behavioral traits exhibited substantially consistently by the customer when inhabiting a persona.
24/7 Customer, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235184 

Techniques for processing recyclable containers


An electronic terminal is described for us in the context of recycling activity. The terminal can be located at a recycling return center.
Count & Crush Systems, Llc


08/20/15
20150235092 

Parts based object tracking method and apparatus


The method and apparatus segment parts from a main target image, represent each part as a vertex in a spanning tree, use a detector to generate a confidence map of a location of each part in a succeeding video frame and apply scale change to detector sliding windows centered about each pixel in the part location image. In the succeeding video frame, the target location is sampled and a tracking probability is generated for each part bounding box, with the tracking probability having the maximum value being selected as the location of the target in the succeeding video frame..
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


08/20/15
20150234813 

Systems and methods for categorizing and accessing information databases and for displaying query results


Methods, systems, and associated components for the enhanced categorization, accessing and display of information stored in a computer database. The invention provides databases that comprise information components or content that is annotated with descriptive reference components or tags in order to provide a semantic reference to the content.

08/20/15
20150234654 

Integrated development environment-based repository searching in a networked computing environment


Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for integrated development environment (ide)-based repository searching (e.g., for library elements such as classes and/or functions) in a networked computing environment. In a typical embodiment, a first program code file is received from a first integrated development environment (ide).
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150234636 

Systems and methods using audio input with a mobile device


Systems and methods of using audio input with a mobile device. A method comprises receiving content at a mobile device; annotating, at the mobile device, a selectable item of a user interface associated with the content with an annotation; receiving, at the mobile device, an audio input associated with the annotation; converting, at the mobile device, the audio input into a user interface command; and causing the mobile device to perform a function in response to the user interface command..
Wounder Gmbh., Llc


08/20/15
20150234387 

Unmanned vehicle (uv) control system


Unmanned vehicle (uv) control may include receiving a uv work order and generating a mission request based on the uv work order. The mission request may identify an objective of a mission, assign a uv and a sensor to the mission from a fleet of uvs and sensors, and assign a first movement plan to the mission based on the identified objective of the mission.
Accenture Global Services Limited


08/20/15
20150234386 

Robotic ordering and delivery system software and methods


Systems, methods and devices for the automated delivery of goods form one to another using a robotic tug and accompanying cart. A computer within the tug or cart stores an electronic map of the building floor plan and intended paths for the tug to take when traversing from one location to the next.
Aethon, Inc.


08/20/15
20150234295 

Dynamic patterning method that removes phase conflicts and improves pattern fidelity and cdu on a two phase-pixelated digital scanner


Phase conflicts in pattern transfer with phase masks can be resolve by exposing pattern features with a first pattern and a second pattern, wherein the second pattern is selected based on the phase conflicts. In scanned exposures using pulsed lasers, a number of exposures of the second pattern can be less than 20% of a total number of exposures..
Nikon Corporation


08/20/15
20150234179 

Beam scanning using an interference filter as a turning mirror


Scanning apparatus includes a scanner, which is configured to scan over a field of view falling within a predefined angular range. An interference filter is positioned between the scanner and the field of view and is configured to pass light within a predefined wavelength range that is incident on the interference filter at angles within the predefined angular range, while reflecting the light within the predefined wavelength range that is incident on the interference filter at an angle that is outside the predefined angular range.
Apple Inc.


08/20/15
20150234178 

Confocal optical scanner


A confocal optical scanner according to one aspect of the present invention includes an optical filter. The optical filter includes a plate-shaped body including a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation


08/20/15
20150234177 

Mems optical scanner


Provided is a mems optical scanner that stably performs a scan with light by rotary moving a mirror centering on a v-axis in coincidence with a resonant frequency that enables ramp wave driving while securing shock resistance. The mems optical scanner includes a first substrate, a driving portion that drives the mirror by a piezoelectric film in a first axial direction where the piezoelectric film is installed on the first substrate, a frame that supports a driving portion, a second substrate, a support portion that supports the first substrate, a frame portion spaced from and surrounding the support portion, and an axis portion that supports the support portion and the frame portion along a second axial direction.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


08/20/15
20150234027 

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus


In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) tomography system for generating image data of a subject to be examined, situated in an mr scanner, during a magnetic resonance measurement the subject is repeatedly moved back and forth relative to a magnet/gradient system of the mr scanning between a starting position and an end position. During this movement, portions of a total raw image data set, which is required for the reconstruction of image data for slices of an image stack in the subject, are in each case acquired in different sweeps from the starting position to the end position and/or from the end position to the starting position..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


08/20/15
20150234022 

Device combining magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography for breast examination


A device combining magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography for a breast examination is revealed herein to comprise an air pressure source, a servo flow control module, a pedestal disposed under a breast accommodating hole of a breast mri bed and having a bearing platform for bearing a pet scanner ring thereon, a non-metallic and non-magnetic pneumatic actuator disposed on the pedestal and connected with the servo flow control module, and a movable pulley having a first nylon rope whose one end connects to the bearing platform and the other end connects to a counterweight unit, wherein the bearing platform connects to a displacement measurement unit by a second nylon rope for receipt of a location information thereof and transmission of the same to the servo flow control module for controlling the opening of the servo flow control valve to change gas flows entering into the pneumatic actuator.. .

08/20/15
20150233866 

Ion mobility spectrometer with high throughput


A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving ion mobility spectrometry by using a fast and spatially wide ion gate based on local rf field barrier opposed to a switching dc field. Alternatively, the speed and charge throughput of ion mobility separator are improved by arranging coaxial mobility cell followed by conical coaxial ion channel.
Leco Corporation


08/20/15
20150233494 

Fairing having improved stability


An apparatus including a fairing operable to suppress a vortex-induced vibration of a tubular, the fairing having a body portion and a tail portion that tapers from the body portion to an end portion, the body portion defining an annulus dimensioned to encircle a tubular. The apparatus further including a stabilizing member positioned along the body portion, the stabilizing member being dimensioned to stabilize the fairing along a tubular positioned within the annulus..
Viv Solutions Llc


08/20/15
20150233284 

System for driving at least one compressor, notably a combustion engine supercharger compressor


System (1) for driving at least one compressor (5), comprising: —an input (2) able to be connected to a belt (3) secured to a rotary machine, —an output (4) able to be connected to the compressor (5), —an epicyclic gear train (7) the annulus gear (11) of which forms a flywheel and the sun gear (8) of which is connected to the output (4) of the system (1), and —a device (15) allowing the configuration of the epicyclic gear train (7) to be modified so that this gear train selectively adopts at least the following configurations: —(i) a configuration in which the epicyclic gear train (7) is coupled to the input (2) of the system (1), —(ii) a configuration in which the epicyclic gear train (7) has no internal degree of freedom and in which the epicyclic gear train (7) is uncoupled from the input (2) of the system (1).. .
Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur


08/20/15
20150233228 

Fluid homogenizer system for gas segregated liquid hydrocarbon wells and homogenizing liquids produced by such wells


A system and method for improving the flow characteristics of gaseous slug-laden liquid hydrocarbon wells, particularly from horizontal, of similar boreholes. The invention provides a system and method which essentially homogenizes the liquid and the gas, utilizing a unique flow tube arrangement and a sequence of steps by first breaking up and separating the slugged gas from the liquid at a first location, and then gathering it into holding location—i.e., an annulus section—where it is re-introduced in controlled amounts into the liquid downstream of the first location.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


08/20/15
20150233210 

Reclosable sleeve assembly and methods for isolating hydrocarbon production


Disclosed is reclosable sleeve assembly including a housing defining one or more flow ports that provide fluid communication between a wellbore annulus and an interior of the housing, an outer sleeve arranged within the housing and movable between a closed position, where the outer sleeve occludes the one or more flow ports, and an open position, where the one or more flow ports are exposed, and an inner sleeve concentrically arranged within the outer sleeve and defining a plurality of flow slots, the inner sleeve being movable between an open position and a closed position where, when in the open position, the plurality of flow slots are axially aligned with the one or more flow ports.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233203 

Multiple channel rotary electrical connector


A multiple channel rotary electrical connector can include multiple first contacts which are radially spaced apart from each other, and multiple second contacts which electrically contact respective ones of the first contacts while there is relative rotation between the first and second contacts. The second contacts may be radially spaced apart from each other.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233139 

Retractable enclosure


A retractable enclosure is comprised of at least two displaceable structural bow frames which each define a roof section and opposed upwardly extending side sections. These sections are interconnected by joint connectors.
Chameleon Transportation Systems Inc.


08/20/15
20150233074 

Nodular cast iron foundation pile pipe and a preparing same


The present invention provides a nodular cast iron foundation pile pipe and a method for preparing same, including following steps: (1) preparation before pipe casting: including molten iron preparation, spheroidization and coating spraying on an inner wall of a pipe mold; (2) pipe casting process: including centrifugal casting and pipe drawing; (3) annealing process; (4) finishing process. The present invention further provides the foundation pile pipe manufactured with the above-mentioned method wherein the flange and the foundation pile pipe are integrally cast or welded.

08/20/15
20150233073 

Use of thermo-thickening polymers in the gas- and oilfield industry


A process for the treatment of a rock formation or cavity, including the step of injecting, into the rock formation or cavity, a water solution of a water-soluble thermo-thickening polymer, the thermo-thickening polymer being able to form a gel at a threshold temperature (tg), an inner temperature (tint) of the rock formation or cavity being equal or superior to the threshold temperature (tg), the process being characterized in that the thermo-thickening polymer is a cellulose chain, partially etherified with c1-c6 alkyl or hydroxyalkyl groups, or a polyacrylamide-based copolymer including n-isopropylacrylamide and/or n-vinylpyrrolidone groups. Such a process is advantageous for water shutoff in gas- or oilfields, or to solve to water channelling problems between injection wells and production wells..
Poweltec


08/20/15
20150232796 

Multilayered cell culture apparatus


A multilayered cell culture apparatus for the culturing of cells is disclosed. The cell culture apparatus is defined as an integral structure having a plurality of cell culture chambers in combination with tracheal space(s).
Corning Incorporated


08/20/15
20150232633 

Nanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films


Structured films containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (“mwcnts”) have enhanced mechanical performance in terms of strength, fracture resistance, and creep recovery of polyimide (“pi”) films. Preferably, the loadings of mwcnts can be in the range of 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt %.
Tuskegee University


08/20/15
20150232553 

Function modifying nav1.7 antibodies


A nav1.7 binding entity that after binding functionally modifies the activity of the ion channel, in particular an anti-nav1.7 antibody or binding fragment thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said antibodies, use of the antibodies and compositions comprising the same, in treatment, for example in the treatment/modulation of pain and processes for generating and preparing said antibodies.. .
Ucb Biopharma Sprl


08/20/15
20150232536 

Igg stimulated remyelination of peripheral nerves


The present invention is based on the discovery of polyclonal igg's ability to promote schwann cell maturation, differentiation, and myelin production. Methods for treating non-idiopathic, demyelinating peripheral neuropathies in mammals, where the neuropathy is not immune-mediated or infection-mediated, through the administration of polyclonal igg are provided.
Baxter Healthcare Sa


08/20/15
20150232384 

Water-based grouting composition with an insulating material


According to an embodiment, a method for thermally insulating a portion of a tubular located inside an enclosed conduit comprises the steps of: (a) introducing a grouting composition into an annulus between the tubular and the enclosed conduit, the grouting composition comprising: (i) a water-swellable binding material comprising water-swellable clay; (ii) an aqueous liquid, wherein the aqueous liquid is the continuous phase of the grouting composition; and (iii) an insulating material; and (b) allowing the grouting composition to set after the step of introducing, wherein after setting the grouting composition has a thermal conductivity of less than 0.3 btu/hr·ft·° f. According to another embodiment, a grouting composition for use in insulating a portion of a tubular located inside an enclosed conduit comprises: (a) a water-swellable binding material comprising water-swellable clay; (b) an aqueous liquid, wherein the aqueous liquid is the continuous phase of the grouting composition; and (c) an insulating material, wherein after the grouting composition has set, the grouting composition has a thermal conductivity of less than 0.3 btu/hr·ft·° f..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/20/15
20150232181 

Helicopter with multi-rotors and wireless capability


An unmanned aerial vehicle/unmanned aircraft system including an airframe; a plurality of rotor assemblies respectively extending from a plurality of arms connected to said airframe, said rotor assemblies each having a rotor thereon with at least one rotor blade; a landing gear extending from said airframe; and a flight controller disposed on said airframe; wherein said flight controller receives instructions for unmanned aerial vehicle/unmanned aircraft system control.. .
Leptron Industrial Robotic Helicopters, Inc.


08/20/15
20150232161 

System for immobilizing small watercraft


A system and method for a large ship to immobilize malicious small watercraft comprises of an unmanned underwater vehicle. The vehicle can be launched immediately upon detection of the threat.

08/20/15
20150231881 

Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus


A liquid ejecting head includes: a nozzle plate provided with nozzle openings; an actuator unit including a flow channel formation substrate in which pressure generation chambers are provided and piezoelectric actuators that cause a change in the pressure of the liquid within respective pressure generation chambers; a communication substrate in which communication channels that communicate between the pressure generation chambers and corresponding nozzle openings are provided; a first case member that is a frame member affixed to the communication substrate so that the actuator unit is disposed within the first case member and that, along with the actuator unit, forms a manifold that holds the liquid to be supplied to the pressure generation chambers; and a second case member that is affixed to the first case member and in which is formed an introduction channel that sends the liquid from the exterior to the manifold.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/20/15
20150231631 

Apparatus, system, and collecting a target material


This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a suspension. A system includes a primary vessel, such as a tube, a collector, and a two-part seal including an internal pliant part and an external constricting part.
Rarecyte, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231397 

Methods and associated neural prosthetic devices for bridging brain areas to improve function


Methods for bridging brain sites between which there is substantially no effective communication, and associated neural prosthetic devices, are provided. A neural spike in a first neural site in a subject is detected, and a stimulus to a second neural site in the subject is delivered within a defined period of time after the detection of the neural spike, wherein there is substantially no effective communication between the first and second neural sites.
University Of Kansas


08/20/15
20150231357 

Systems and methods for gas mixture delivery to humans inside an mri scanner


Systems and methods for delivery of gas mixtures to humans inside an mri scanner, including while monitoring and recording physiological parameters.. .
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


08/20/15
20150231317 

Cannula tip for use with a vad


The present invention includes various embodiments of methods of circulating blood in a mammalian circulatory system, and various blood circulation assemblies adapted to perform such circulation. In one embodiment of the present invention, a blood circulation assembly includes a blood circulation device having an inlet and a discharge; a first cannula including a proximal portion in communication with the inlet, the proximal portion having a wall extending around a first longitudinal axis and having outer and inner faces, said inner face defining a bore, and a distal portion including an outer face tapering distally toward said axis and at least two openings extending from said outer face and merging with one another to form a hollow space within said distal portion, said hollow space communicating with said bore of said proximal portion; and a second cannula including a proximal portion in communication with the discharge, the proximal portion having a wall extending around a first longitudinal axis and having outer and inner faces, said inner face defining a bore, and a distal portion including an outer face tapering distally toward said axis and at least two openings extending from said outer face and merging with one another to form a hollow space within said distal portion, said hollow space communicating with said bore of said proximal portion..
Heartware, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231306 

Coated medical device


A method and apparatus for inserting a medical device such as a cannula tip within a peripheral vein of a human body wherein the medical device includes a micro- or nano-structured superhydrophilic basecoat and a liquid topcoat, together comprising a superhydrophobic coating, which inhibit occlusion and/or catheter related bloodstream infection.. .

08/20/15
20150231205 

Compositions and methods for the treatment of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury with annexin a1 short peptide


The present invention provides a method of treating, ameliorating or preventing myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury in a subject in need thereof, by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anxa1short peptide (anxa1sp).. .
Duke University


08/20/15
20150231197 

Spray drying vancomycin


A method and formulation for preparing spray dried vancomycin. In various embodiment, the formulation includes vancomycin hcl (10-20%) and one or more of the following peg (0-5%), mannitol (0-5%), ethanol (0-10%), and a citrate buffer.
Hospira, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231162 

Fructose absorption inhibitor


A fructose absorption inhibitor according to the present invention comprises a hydrolyzable tannin as an active ingredient. The hydrolyzable tannin preferably has a form composed of a gallic acid derivative and/or an ellagic acid derivative bound to a hydroxy group in glucose via an ester bond, and includes ellagitannin, gallotannin and so on..
Nagaoka Perfumery Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150231141 

Novel compounds as cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof


Wherein r1, r2, r3, r4, and l2, are defined in the specification, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of treating conditions and disorders using such compounds and compositions.. .

08/20/15
20150231108 

Cannabinoid inhaler and composition therefor


The present invention provides a cannabinoid inhaler, compositions, and methods for delivering a cannabinoid composition to a subject. The cannabinoid composition is delivered in the form of inhaled droplets of respirable size via pulmonary administration.
Kind Consumer Limited




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