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Date/App# patent app List of recent Ann-related patents
04/28/16
20160120063 
 Liquid cooling system having heat dissipation fins therein patent thumbnailLiquid cooling system having heat dissipation fins therein
A liquid cooling system includes a liquid cooling radiator, a circulation device, and a plurality of circulation pipes coupling the circulation device with the liquid cooling radiator. A liquid circulation channel is defined in the liquid cooling radiator.
Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160120062 
 Network device patent thumbnailNetwork device
A network device includes a shelf in which a first accommodation area, a second accommodation area, a first channel, and a second channel are disposed. A third channel is formed between adjacent rear board modules or between the rear board module and the shelf.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119980 
 Induction heating tool and  assembling a front module to an induction heating tool patent thumbnailInduction heating tool and assembling a front module to an induction heating tool
The invention relates to an induction heating tool. Said tool comprises a housing provided with a connector for connection with a front module, such as a coil.
Id Tools B.v.


04/28/16
20160119963 
 Method of device discovery for device-to-device communication in a telecommunication network, user equipment device and computer program product patent thumbnailMethod of device discovery for device-to-device communication in a telecommunication network, user equipment device and computer program product
A method of device discovery for device-to-device communication in a telecommunication network, comprising transmitting, from a first device, a discovery request including a first proximity services identifier linked with the first device using a proximity services discovery channel for reception directly at a second device, receiving at the first device over the proximity services discovery channel, directly from the second device, a response to the discovery request including a second proximity services identifier linked with the second device.. .
Alcatel Lucent


04/28/16
20160119949 
 Device of handling clear channel assessment and transmission in unlicensed band patent thumbnailDevice of handling clear channel assessment and transmission in unlicensed band
A network for handling a clear channel assessment (cca) in an unlicensed band comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.
Htc Corporation


04/28/16
20160119946 
 Method for sending and detecting downlink control information, sending end, and receiving end patent thumbnailMethod for sending and detecting downlink control information, sending end, and receiving end
A method for sending and detecting downlink control information, a sending end and a receiving end are described, the method for detecting the downlink control information may include: a user equipment (ue)-specific search space of an enhance physical downlink control channel (epdcch) bearing downlink control information is determined according to a preset interval; wherein the preset interval is determined according to a number of candidate positions of one component carrier at a corresponding aggregation level in a corresponding resource set, or the preset interval is determined according to the number of the candidate positions of one component carrier at the corresponding aggregation level in the corresponding resource set, and a number of scheduled component carriers, or the preset interval is determined according to the number of the candidate positions of one component carrier at the corresponding aggregation level in the corresponding resource set, and a number of configured component carriers; and the downlink control information on a physical resource corresponding to the ue-specific search space is detected. Through the disclosure, a problem of detecting the epdcch can be solved..
Zte Corporation


04/28/16
20160119945 
 Buffer status reporting in small cell networks patent thumbnailBuffer status reporting in small cell networks
The invention provides for association of data streams (and/or logical channels) with individual carriers (cells), and independent buffer status reporting per carrier for terminals with more than one uplink carrier configured. In a “small cell” scenario for 3gpp lte, a terminal may be simultaneously served by a macro cell and one or more small cells.
Fujitsu Limited


04/28/16
20160119916 
 Method in which a receiver transmits control information in a wireless communication system patent thumbnailMethod in which a receiver transmits control information in a wireless communication system
A method is provided for transmitting control information from a user equipment in a wireless communication system. Physical downlink shared channels (pdschs) are received on a primary cell and a secondary cell configured for the user equipment.
Lg Electronics Inc.


04/28/16
20160119911 
 Methods for transmitting and receiving of control channel in wireless communication systems patent thumbnailMethods for transmitting and receiving of control channel in wireless communication systems
A method of transmitting and receiving a control channel in a wireless communication system is provided. A base station allocates a data channel to a radio resource, adds start position information of the data channel into a payload of a control channel, and performs signaling for indication information on the start position information added into the payload of the control channel to a terminal.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


04/28/16
20160119909 
 Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method patent thumbnailWireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method
A wireless communication apparatus includes a designation unit which generates format designation information for designating a format of transmission and reception for another wireless communication apparatus, a first transmission unit which wirelessly transmits the format designation information to the other wireless communication apparatus, an acquisition unit which acquires a packet, a propagation channel estimation unit which estimates uplink propagation channel information indicating a propagation channel from the other wireless communication apparatus to the wireless communication apparatus based on the packet, a calibration coefficient calculation unit which calculates a calibration coefficient based on downlink propagation channel information indicating a propagation channel from the wireless communication apparatus to the other wireless communication apparatus and the uplink propagation channel information, a transmission weight value calculation unit which calculates a transmission weight value based on the calibration coefficient and the uplink propagation channel information, and a second transmission unit which wirelessly transmits a predetermined signal to the other wireless communication apparatus based on the transmission weight value.. .
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation


04/28/16
20160119902 

Channel sounding method in wireless lan system and device for supporting same


A method for channel sounding in a wireless local area network (wlan) system and apparatus for the same is disclosed. An access point (ap) to perform the method for channel sounding broadcasts information on a restricted access window (raw) for channel sounding included in a beacon, and transmits null data packets (ndp) for channel estimation in the raw to a station (sta).
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


04/28/16
20160119895 

Apparatus and transmitting/receiving paging channel signal in wireless communication network


A method of transmitting paging in a wireless communication network is provided. The method includes transmitting a plurality of paging channels using a plurality of distinct transmitting (tx) beams in a paging available interval by a paging transmitter (pt), each of the plurality of paging channels comprising same paging information; and transmitting a plurality of synchronization channels (schs) and/or broadcast channels (bchs) using a plurality of distinct tx beams, each of the plurality of schs comprising a synchronization sequence, and each of the plurality of bchs comprising system parameters, wherein the tx beams are transmitted in one or more time durations through one or more antenna arrays..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119818 

Preemptive based radio channel access control


Preemptive based radio access control is facilitated. Queue data is received, wherein the queue data corresponds to a set of requests for highly prioritized communications included on a prioritized queue.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


04/28/16
20160119795 

Methods and apparatus to scan a wireless communication spectrum


Methods and apparatus are disclosed to scan a wireless communication spectrum. In some examples, the methods and apparatus associate a first base station identifier with a first frequency by scanning a wireless communication spectrum at a first rate with a first scanner having base station identifier decoding enabled on the first scanner, measure a signal strength by scanning the wireless communication spectrum at a second rate with a second scanner having base station identification code decoding disabled on the second scanner, the disabling of the base station identification code decoding enables the second scanner to scan at the second rate, the second rate being higher than the first rate, determine whether the signal strength is associated with the first frequency, and when the signal strength is associated with the first frequency, populate a measurement record from the second scanner with the first base station identifier in association with the signal strength..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


04/28/16
20160119735 

Orientation-responsive acoustic array control


An audio device includes a casing configured for operation in a first orientation and a second orientation different from the first orientation, an orientation input device disposed on the casing to detect an orientation of the casing relative to the direction of the force of gravity, and a plurality of acoustic drivers disposed on the casing and operable to form a plurality of acoustic interference arrays, each of which is associated with one of a plurality of audio channels. The acoustic drivers of the audio device operate in a first frequency range and modify at least one of the acoustic interference arrays in response to a change in the orientation detected by the orientation input device..
Bose Corporation


04/28/16
20160119704 

Mri compatible headset


A wireless headset capable of receiving audio signals transmitted wirelessly and compatible for use in an mri scanner is disclosed. The headset includes a first wireless module connected to the first earphone and a second wireless module connected to the second earphone.
Neocoil, Llc


04/28/16
20160119582 

Neurosynaptic network connectivity and collaborative knowledge exchange with visual neural networking and packetized augmented cognition


Network system apparatus and method of use provides for neurosynaptic network connectivity and collaborative knowledge exchange with visual neural networking and packetized augmented cognition. Value chain knowledge exchange includes knowledge acquisition and mapping, creation and destruction, integration and sharing, replication and protection, as well as outcomes performance evaluation, strategy formulation, implementation and innovation.

04/28/16
20160119546 

Apparatus and methods for stabilization and vibration reduction


The present invention provides an apparatus for stabilizing an imaging device and methods of using the same for a wide variety of applications including photography, video, and filming. Also provided are unmanned vehicles including aerial vehicles that contain the apparatus disclosed herein..
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd


04/28/16
20160119332 

Direct user to ticketing service provider secure transaction channel


Ensuring security of electronic transactions between a user and a ticketing service provider involves establishing trust between a user and a transaction service provider, authenticating an electronic transaction facility of the user, establishing a secure communication channel between the user and the ticketing service provider, and registering the user with the ticketing service provider over the secure communications channel.. .
Mastercard Mobile Transactions Solutions, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119317 

Secured data channel authentication implying a shared secret


The invention solves the way of authentication of secured data channel between two sides (a, b) when there is at first established a non-authenticated protected data channel (1), with ending (3) of the data channel (1) on the first side (a) and ending (4) of the data channel (1) on the other side (b) and with target application (7) on the first side (a) and target application (8) on the other side (b), while the endings (3) and (4) have a non-authenticated shared secret (5), consequently, on both sides (a, b) of the data channel (1) there are calculated the data derived from non-authenticated shared secret (5), then the data derived from the non-authenticated shared secret (5) are passed via external communication means out of the data channel (1) to two sides (11, 12) of the external authentication system (2), which consequently performs authentication of communicating sides (a, b) including authentication of the data channel (1).. .
Aducid S.r.o


04/28/16
20160119307 

Failure recovery mechanism to re-establish secured communications


Embodiments of the present invention include techniques for reestablishing a secure communication channel between a client machine and a server machine. A client machine receives, from a server machine, a first message generated in connection with a first master token.
Netflix, Inc


04/28/16
20160119291 

Secure communication channel with token renewal mechanism


One embodiment of the present invention includes a server machine configured to establish a secure communication channel with a client machine via renewable tokens. The server machine receives a plurality of messages from a client machine over a secure communication channel, where the plurality of messages includes a first message that includes at least two of user authentication data, entity authentication data, first key exchange data, and encrypted message data.
Netflix, Inc


04/28/16
20160119191 

Method for simulating a communication system, simulation system for a communication system and computer program


A method for simulating a communication system, and simulation system for a communication system and computer program, the communication system having a communication protocol which regulates a communication between at least two transmitter-receivers of the communication system via a common communication channel in such a way that a first transmitter-receiver transmits a data packet only when no use of the communication channel by a second transmitter-receiver is indicated to the first transmitter-receiver, includes sending a data packet by at least the first transmitter-receiver via the common communication channel even when at least the second transmitter-receiver is using the communication channel.. .
Volkswagen Ag


04/28/16
20160119178 

Method and system for recognizing radio link failures associated with hsupa and hsdpa channels


A method and system for detecting radio link (rl) failures between a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) and a node-b are disclosed. When signaling radio bearers (srbs) are supported by high speed uplink packet access (hsupa), an rl failure is recognized based on detection of improper operation of at least one of an absolute grant channel (agch), a relative grant channel (rgch), a hybrid-automatic repeat request (h-arq) information channel (hich), an enhanced uplink dedicated physical control channel (e-dpcch) and an enhanced uplink dedicated physical data channel (e-dpdch).
Intel Corporation


04/28/16
20160119171 

System and wireless communication using space-time block code encoding


An embodiment provides a method for wireless communications including an access point (ap) space-time block code (stbc) encoding a high efficiency wireless local area network (wlan) (hew) signal a (siga) fields, and transmitting a preamble comprising a duplicate stream portion including a repeated legacy long training field, and comprising a two-stream portion including the stbc-encoded hew siga fields. In further embodiments, the method includes the duplicate stream portion including a pair of sig-ltfs (or alternatively a compressed sig-ltf) which is used for channel estimation and auto-detection..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119118 

Method and high speed chip-to-chip communications


Described herein are systems and methods of receiving first and second input signals at a first two-input comparator, responsively generating a first subchannel output, receiving third and fourth input signals at a second two-input comparator, responsively generating a second subchannel output, receiving the first, second, third, and fourth input signals at a third multi-input comparator, responsively generating a third subchannel output representing a comparison of an average of the first and second input signals to an average of the third and fourth input signals, configuring a first data detector connected to the second subchannel output and a second data detector connected to the third subchannel output according to a legacy mode of operation and a p4 mode of operation.. .
Kandou Labs, S.a.


04/28/16
20160119116 

Symbol boundary detection


A symbol boundary in a data packet having a guard interval preceding a preamble having a predetermined sequence of symbols is detected by receiving a signal representing a data packet; sampling the received signal at a sampling rate; estimating channel impulse responses from a set of samples in dependence on the predetermined sequence of symbols of the preamble; determining an energy value for each of a plurality of windows of channel impulse responses, each of the windows corresponding to w number of consecutive samples, the energy value for each of the windows being indicative of the total energy associated with the channel impulse responses of that window; determining which of the windows has the greatest energy value; and identifying the earliest sample of the consecutive w samples in said determined greatest energy window, the earliest sample being indicative of a symbol boundary for the preamble.. .
Imagination Technologies Limited


04/28/16
20160119107 

Special operations channel in vectored systems


Methods and devices are provided wherein a signal sent on a special operation channel is modified by an identification of a line.. .
Lantiq Deutschland Gmbh


04/28/16
20160119069 

Channel bonding synchronization


Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry.
Broadcom Corporation


04/28/16
20160119040 

Method and performing antenna virtualization using polarimetric antenna in a wireless communication system


A method and apparatus for transmitting a signal using a polarimetric antenna to a reception apparatus in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The method includes generating a first matrix using a radiation pattern of the polarimetric antenna, calculating a second matrix that maximizes channel capacity, determining an antenna virtualization matrix by singular value decomposition (svd) based on the first and second matrices, and transmitting a signal to the reception apparatus using the antenna virtualization matrix..
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology


04/28/16
20160118586 

Method for forming stacked structure


A method for forming a stacked structure includes steps of: providing a first layer; oxidizing at least a part of the first layer to form a first oxide layer on the first layer; forming a second layer on the first oxide layer; and forming a second oxide layer between the first oxide layer and the second layer by rapid thermal annealing.. .
Tsinghua University


04/28/16
20160118468 

Multiple layer interface formation for semiconductor structure


There is set forth herein a method of fabricating a contact interface formation. A layer of ti metal can be deposited on a substrate and a layer of ni metal can be deposited over the layer of ti metal.
Globalfoundries Inc.


04/28/16
20160118396 

Three dimensional nand device containing fluorine doped layer and making thereof


A method of making a monolithic three dimensional nand string comprising forming a stack of alternating layers of a first material and a second material different from the first material over a substrate, forming an at least one front side opening in the stack and forming at least a portion of a memory film in the at least one front side opening. The method also includes forming a semiconductor channel in the at least one front side opening and doping at least one of the memory film and the semiconductor channel with fluorine in-situ during deposition or by annealing in a fluorine containing atmosphere..
Sandisk Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118245 

Method for fabricating quasi-soi source/drain field effect transistor device


The present invention discloses a method for fabricating a quasi-soi source/drain field effect transistor device, which comprises the steps of forming an active region of the device; forming a gate stack structure of the device; doping a source/drain extension region, and forming a first layer of side wall at two sides of the gate stack structure; forming a recessed source/drain structure; forming a quasi-soi source/drain isolation layer; in-situ doping an epitaxial second semiconductor material source/drain, and activating by annealing; removing the previous dummy gate and re-depositing a high-k metal gate, if a post-gate process is employed; and forming contacts and metal interconnections. The method of the invention is well compatible with the existing cmos process, and it has the features of simple process and small heat budget; and in comparison with the traditional field effect transistor, by means of the quasi-soi source/drain field effect transistor device fabricated according to the method of the invention, the leakage current can be lowered effectively, thus the power consumption of the device can be reduced..
Peking University


04/28/16
20160117932 

Method and locating a target using an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle


Described herein is an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) system that incorporates sensor data to statistically minimize the time to autonomously locate a target on the ground. The system uses a two-stage approach to finding the rf target: 1) randomized flight, such as lévy fight, to search the ground space and, 2) a geo-localization process, such as a simplex minimization process, to home in on the target..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


04/28/16
20160117823 

Imaging use in surgical and interventional medical procedures


A system and method for displaying images of internal anatomy includes an image processing device configured to provide high resolution images of the surgical field from low resolution scans during the procedure. The image processing device digitally manipulates a previously-obtained high resolution baseline image to produce many representative images based on permutations of movement of the baseline image.
Saferay Spine Llc


04/28/16
20160117813 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having optical detection of vital signs from multiple filters and interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160117731 

Following content providers in a social context


In general, a method for providing content to a user includes providing a content item to a user responsive to a received request. The content item is displayed to the user in a slot associated with a third party content site.
Google Inc.


04/28/16
20160117674 

Direct personal mobile device user to service provider secure transaction channel


Ensuring security of electronic transactions between a personal mobile device user and a service provider involves establishing trust between a user and a transaction service provider, authenticating the personal mobile device of the user, establishing a secure communication channel between the user and the service provider, and registering the user with the service provider over the secure communications channel.. .
Mastercard Mobile Transactions Solutions, Inc.


04/28/16
20160117595 

Information recommendation method and apparatus in social media


The present invention provides an information recommendation method and apparatus in a social media. An off-line procedure includes: determining a point of interest of a target user; selecting information related to the point of interest as an annotated corpus; and training an interest classification model of the target user by using the annotated corpus as a training sample.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117542 

Methods and systems for invoking functions based on whether a partial print or an entire print is detected


Systems and methods are described herein for expanding the functionality of a print scanner. The scanner may be programmed to invoke a different function if only a portion of a print is detected rather than a full print.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


04/28/16
20160117446 

Generating an ambulatory surgical center (asc) electronic medical record (emr)


A computer-implemented method comprises: establishing, over a private network in an ambulatory surgical center (asc), a communication channel between a medical device in the asc and an asc integration system that is connected to the internet; receiving, by the established communication channel over the private network, real-time medical information from the medical device, during performance of a surgical procedure at the asc; applying one or more notification rules to the received real-time medical information to detect the occurrence of a triggering event; determining, from the one or more notification rules, one or more entities to contact regarding the triggering event, with the one or more entities having one or more devices that are unconnected to the private network; and transmitting, by the asc system over the internet, one or more notification messages to the one or more devices that are unconnected to the private network.. .
Universal Research Solutions, Llc


04/28/16
20160117440 

System and automated prediction of vulnerabilities in biological samples


In order to exploit vulnerabilities of cancer cells on the basis of homozygous deletion, a genomic profile of cancer cells in a biological sample is analyzed to identify homozygous deletions of one or more genes. The homozygous deletions, in turn, are analyzed in view of pathway data (e.g., metabolic, signaling, and/or cell-to-cell communication pathway data obtained from one or more databases) to determine a subset of homozygous deletions performing a function important to the viability of the cell.
Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center


04/28/16
20160117360 

Contextual search disambiguation


Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing search disambiguation using contextual information and domain ontologies are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may receive a natural language input from a user.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


04/28/16
20160117331 

Providing a search results document that includes a user interface for performing an action in connection with a web page identified in the search results document


A computer device is configured to identify a document; determine that the document includes an annotation, the annotation describing a user interface that is to be visually displayed in connection with information identifying the document when the information identifying the document is included in a search results document, the user interface including a user interface element that, when selected, causes an action to be performed in connection with the document, and the action being performed without obtaining the document after the user interface element is selected; determine information relating to the user interface based on the annotation; and store, in a search index, the information relating to the user interface in association with the information identifying the document.. .
Google Inc.


04/28/16
20160117302 

General purpose annotation service for portal-based applications


A method of providing annotations within a portal environment can include executing a portlet object having a tag, wherein the tag specifies an annotation service associated with an artifact presented by a graphical user interface of the portal environment. A visual identifier can be presented proximate to the artifact.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/28/16
20160117301 

Annotation sharing system and method


An annotation sharing system includes an annotation database and an annotation management server. The annotation database stores electronic annotation files.

04/28/16
20160117110 

Memory systems including an input/output buffer circuit


Memory systems are provided. A memory system may include a plurality of nonvolatile memories and a memory controller configured to control the plurality of nonvolatile memories.

04/28/16
20160116915 

Surveying areas using a radar system and an unmanned aerial vehicle


System and methods for surveying areas using a radar system and an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include detecting an event in the area using movement measurements from a radar system, wherein the radar system transmits electromagnetic radiation waves to capture the movement measurements in the area, and determining geographic information system (gis) coordinates of a location of the event.
Honeywell International Inc.


04/28/16
20160116914 

Drone tours in security systems


An unmanned aerial vehicle is described and includes a computer carried by the unmanned aerial vehicle to control flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle and at least one sensor. The unmanned aerial vehicle is caused to fly a specific pattern within a facility, receive sensor data from a sensor carried by the vehicle, apply processing to the sensor data to detect an unacceptable level of detected feature differences in features contained in the sensor data, determine a new flight instruction for the vehicle based on the processing; and send the new flight instruction for the vehicle to a system for controlling flight of the vehicle..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


04/28/16
20160116912 

System and controlling unmanned vehicles


A system for controlling an unmanned vehicle is disclosed to facilitate remote-control operation of the unmanned vehicle from long distances. The system includes at least one ground control communication device having a transceiver configured for operation in a cellular communication network.

04/28/16
20160116733 

Optical scanner apparatus


An optical scanner apparatus that oscillates a mirror to scan incident light, includes an optical scanner unit that includes a sensor that detects an oscillation angle of the mirror, and an interconnect connected to the sensor; and a shading unit that shades the sensor and the interconnect from stray light of the incident light and ambient light.. .
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116557 

Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus


A magnetic resonance image is generated by executing a scan sequence that is determined by at least one scan parameter. A first value of the at least one scan parameter is determined for a first subregion of an examination region, and a second value of the at least one scan parameter is determined for a second subregion of the examination region.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


04/28/16
20160116345 

System and temperature sensing


According to an embodiment, a method of operating a measurement circuit includes biasing a sense transistor to conduct current through a first conduction channel in a first direction during a first mode, injecting a measurement current into a body diode of the sense transistor during a second mode, measuring a first voltage across the sense transistor when the measurement current is injected, and determining a temperature of the sense transistor based on the first voltage. When the measurement current is injected, it is injected in a second direction opposite the first direction.
Infineon Technologies Austria Ag


04/28/16
20160116341 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having a digital infrared sensor with no a/d converter and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160116223 

Ferrohydrodynamic thermal management system and method


A ferrohydrodynamic thermal management system is described and claimed. At least one ferrohydrodynamic pump is utilized to motivate a ferrofluid along a fluid communication channel.
Fourier Electric, Inc.


04/28/16
20160115794 

Composite annulus filler


A composite annulus filler adapted to bridge the gap between two adjacent rotor blades attached to a rim of a rotor disc of a gas turbine engine. The annulus filler includes a unitary body portion having a platform which extends between the adjacent rotor blades and defines an airflow surface for air being drawn through the engine and a support body extending beneath the platform and terminating in a root which, in use, extends along a groove provided in the rim of the rotor disc..
Rolls-royce North American Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160115770 

Treatment string and use thereof


A tubular member is presented for treating a subterranean formation, the tubular member being insertable in a wellbore intersecting the subterranean formation and adapted to receive a treatment fluid under pressure. The tubular member comprises at least one assembly having at least one port; a straddle system comprising an upper packer uphole of the at least one assembly and a lower packer downhole of the at least one assembly to isolate an annular interval adjacent the ported assembly between the tubular member and the wellbore; and at least one flow diverter valve positioned uphole from the upper packer for diverting fluid from within the tubular member through an annulus between the tubular member and the wellbore to surface.
Ten K Energy Service Ltd.


04/28/16
20160115658 

Cable anchorage with bedding material


A cable anchorage is described for anchoring a cable, for example a stay cable comprising multiple strands (50), against a longitudinal tension force. The anchor block (11) of the anchorage comprises multiple channels, through which the strands (50) are individually threaded.
Vsl International Ag


04/28/16
20160115653 

Rig mat with replaceable deck inserts


A rig mat frame has at least two longitudinal frame members and at least two lateral frame members defining a deck insert opening therebetween. Each longitudinal frame member has a c-shaped channel facing the deck insert opening and extending along the length of the longitudinal frame member.

04/28/16
20160115465 

Compositions and methods of use


The present compositions and methods relate to a beta-mannanase from bacillus hemicellulosilyticus, polynucleotides encoding the beta-mannanase, and methods of make and/or use thereof. Formulations containing the beta-mannanase are suitable for use in hydrolyzing lignocellulosic biomass substrates, especially those comprising a measurable level of galactoglucomannan (ggm) and/or glucomannan (gm)..
Danisco Us Inc.


04/28/16
20160114903 

Flight envelope protection system for unmanned aerial vehicles


Systems and methods to protect the flight envelope in both manual flight and flight by a commercial autopilot are provided. A system can comprise: an inertial measurement unit (imu); a computing device in data communication with the imu; an application executable by the computing device comprising: logic that estimates an angle of attack; a slip angle; and a speed of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) based at least in part on data received from the uav.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology


04/28/16
20160114888 

Distributed unmanned aerial vehicle architecture


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a distributed system architecture for unmanned air vehicles. One of the methods includes receiving selections of configuration information to provide to an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), with the selections of configuration information being associated with respective components included in the uav.
Unmanned Innovation, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114886 

Distributed unmanned aerial vehicle architecture


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a distributed system architecture for unmanned air vehicles. One of the methods includes receiving selections of configuration information to provide to an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), with the selections of configuration information being associated with respective components included in the uav.
Unmanned Innovation, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114578 

Printhead calibration and printing


The invention relates to a method of printing a two-dimensional bit-mapped image having a number of pixels per row, the printhead having a row of ejection channels and each ejection channel having associated ejection electrodes to which voltages are applied in use. During printing, in order to cause volumes of fluid to be ejected from selected ejection channels of the printhead for printing, voltage pulses having values of predetermined amplitude and duration as determined by respective image pixel bit values generated by a raster image processor are applied, at a given pulse period, to the electrodes of the selected ejection channels.
Tonejet Limited


04/28/16
20160114432 

Selective laser solidification apparatus and method


A selective laser solidification apparatus including; a powder bed onto which powder layers can be deposited, at least one laser module for generating a plurality of laser beams for solidifying the powder material deposited onto the powder bed, a laser scanner for individually steering each laser beam to solidify separate areas in each powder layer, and a processing unit. A scanning zone for each laser beam is defined by the locations on the powder bed to which the laser beam can be steered by the laser scanner.
Renishaw Plc


04/28/16
20160114179 

Parameter visualization, selection, and annotation interface


A system and method for providing a user interface by which to display and/or control stimulation parameter settings includes a processor displaying a ray at an angle from a predetermined direction, and about a point representing a leadwire, that corresponds to a direction at which an electrical field is produced by respective electrical settings of one or more directional electrodes of the leadwire, and whose ray length corresponds to an electrical amplitude of an electrical parameter of the one or more directional electrodes.. .
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


04/28/16
20160114141 

Methods of manufacturing nested balloons utilizing pressurized constrained annealing


A nested balloon is provided where each balloon is formed from tubing that optimizes the inner wall stretch thus providing maximum balloon strength. The high pressure, nested balloon is provided with layers that allow for slipping, such that the balloon has a very high pressure rating and toughness, yet excellent folding characteristics.
Interface Associates, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114112 

Distance indicators for medicinal spray devices


The present invention is directed to a spray applicator for spraying a tissue treatment medicant onto a tissue that has a container containing the medicant and is positioned at a proximal end of the spray applicator; a spray tip positioned at a distal end of the spray applicator; a cannula connecting the container with the spray tip; an actuatable dispensing mechanism at a proximal end of the applicator to express the medicant from the container through the cannula and through the spray tip toward the tissue; an optional pressurized gas source discharging a gas through the cannula in the vicinity of the spray tip or inside the spray tip; and a distance indicator that provides indicia of the distance between the spray tip and the tissue but does not prevent positioning the spray tip closer to the tissue than a defined distance for the distance indicator.. .
Ethicon, Inc.


04/28/16
20160113767 

Implant having multiple rotational assemblies


Apparatus includes an annuloplasty structure, including: (i) a tubular body portion that is configured to be disposed at an annulus of a valve of a heart, and is shaped to define a perimeter; (ii) a flexible member, disposed within the tubular body portion; (iii) a first adjustment mechanism, attached to the tubular body portion and to the flexible member such that reversible actuation of the first adjustment mechanism reversibly adjusts a first dimension of the body portion by adjusting tension of the flexible member; (iv) a second adjustment mechanism, coupled to the tubular body portion, and reversibly actuatable to reversibly adjust a second dimension of the body portion. The apparatus further includes one or more elongate tools, reversibly couplable to the first and second adjustment mechanisms, and configured to independently actuate the first and second adjustment mechanisms by applying force thereto while the heart is beating..
Valtech Cardio, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160113717 

Tissue protector and use


A tissue protector has a body structure having a longitudinal extending thin web. The body structure has an unconstrained first shape configured to form a nerve shield and is configured to shrink about a longitudinal axis to a smaller constrained second shape sized to fit into a lumen of a cannula.
Amendia, Inc.


04/28/16
20160113690 

Multichannel cannula for kyphoplasty and use


A method of using a multichannel cannula to perform kyphoplasty includes inserting a stabilizing wire into a vertebra damaged by a compression fracture and inserting, over the stabilizing wire, a cannula. The cannula includes a first channel having open proximal and distal ends, and is configured to receive the stabilizing wire, and a second channel having an inlet portal and an exit portal that are in fluid communication.
Spinal Generations, Llc


04/28/16
20160113678 

Method and device for controlled delivery of medical devices


A device that uses an anatomic landmark or fiduciary point to establish a point of origin for device orientation in space is provided. The device controls the direction and depth of delivery of a needle, wire, trocar or cannula utilized for diagnostic or therapeutic intervention.
Cogentix Medical, Inc.


04/28/16
20160113627 

Ultrasound apparatus and information input method thereof


Disclosed is an ultrasound apparatus. The ultrasound apparatus includes a user input unit that receives a user input which selects a menu for setting an annotation in a first ultrasound image displayed on a screen of the ultrasound apparatus, a control unit that determines a photographing part of an object in the first ultrasound image, and a display unit that displays a setting window including at least one recommendation annotation among a plurality of annotations corresponding to the determined photographing part of the object.
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160113613 

Method for spectral ct local tomography


A method for performing reconstruction for a region of interest (roi) of an object is provided. The method includes designating the roi within the object, the roi being located within a scan field of view (fov) of a combined third- and fourth-generation ct scanner, the ct scanner including fixed photon-counting detectors (pcds), and an x-ray source that rotates about the object in synchronization with a rotating detector.
Toshiba Medical Systems Cororation


04/28/16
20160113598 

Imaging system subject support tabletop deflection delta correction


An imaging system (500) includes a first scanner (502) with a first examination region (504) and a subject support (506). The subject support includes a tabletop (620) that positions a subject or object at at least two different positions in the examination region.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/28/16
20160113597 

Imaging apparatus


The invention relates to an x-ray imaging apparatus and a method, particularly to a ct scanner (100) for generating sectional images of an object such as the body (p) of a patient. A given desired angular intensity distribution (ides) is reproduced by emitting x-rays (x) in emission angle intervals (eai) only, wherein the angular distribution of these emission angle intervals and the associated local emission intensities (i(α)) are chosen such that they reproduce, in the angular mean, the desired angular intensity distribution (ides).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/28/16
20160113515 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having variation amplification and interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160113513 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having a digital infrared sensor with no analog sensor readout ports with no a/d converter and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160113493 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having variation amplification and having detection of body core temperature by a microprocessor from a digital infrared sensor and interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160113490 

Hand-held medical-data capture-device having a digital infrared sensor with no analog sensor readout ports with no a/d converter and having interoperation with electronic medical record systems via an authenticated communication channel


In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.. .
Arc Devices, Ltd


04/28/16
20160113488 

Fundus photographing apparatus


The fundus photographing apparatus of the present invention includes an illumination light source that generates illumination light flux for illuminating a fundus (of a subject eye), a scanning optical system that converts the illumination light flux from the illumination light source unit into spot light to scan the fundus in two-dimensional directions of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction by the spot light, a light receiver that receives reflected light from each portion of the fundus illuminated by the spot light, and a fundus image acquiring unit that acquires a fundus image based on a signal from the light receiver, wherein the scanning optical system is provided with a scanner including a reflection mirror plate that rotates about orthogonal two axes to simultaneously deflect the spot light in the vertical direction and the horizontal direction for scanning.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


04/21/16
20160113082 

Visible light communication transceiver


A visible light communication (vlc) transceiver includes a substrate, a lens module and a plurality of channel units. The channel units are disposed on the substrate in an array to provide different bidirectional communication channels.

04/21/16
20160113040 

Random access channel response handling with aggegrated component carriers


Disclosed herein are methods, computer program instructions and apparatus for performing random access procedures in a wireless communication system. A method includes receiving at a network access node, in different time and frequency resources that are allocated for preamble transmission, and in different ones of a plurality of component carriers, a plurality of random access requests from individual ones of a plurality of user equipments; and transmitting a corresponding plurality of random access responses in a time and frequency resource of a single component carrier..

04/21/16
20160113033 

Method and handling random access channel responses


A method and apparatus for supporting a random access using a random access channel (rach) are disclosed. The wtru detects a format of control information in at least one control channel element (cce) of a common area in a control portion of a downlink transmission.

04/21/16
20160113029 

Scheduling and coordination in a wireless network


A network device may determine channel quality of a radio channel in a wireless network based on information from a user equipment (ue). Assistance information may provide channel conditions at a first network device.

04/21/16
20160113026 

Advanced dynamic channel assignment


A device for assigning radio channels to radio transceiver devices. The device comprises an interface configured to receive two or more radio communication values, each associated with a radio transceiver device.

04/21/16
20160113019 

Terminal and communicating method thereof in device to device communicaton


A second terminal which performs direct communication with a first terminal receives a signal for measuring a radio channel from the first terminal and calculates radio channel quality. Further, the second terminal calculates a data error rate using replay information indicating whether data are received and compensates for the radio channel quality depending on a data error rate.

04/21/16
20160113017 

Buffer status reporting and logical channel prioritization in multiflow operation


Uplink reporting and logical channel prioritization in multiflow operation is described. In some embodiments, uplink reporting for multiflow operation utilizes bearer level splitting where the ue associates bearers or logical channel groups (lcgs) with cells for uplink reporting.

04/21/16
20160113001 

Mobile communication method, radio base station, and mobile station


To further notify the amount of data retained in the transmission buffer used in a communication among a plurality of mobile stations to a radio base station, the mobile communication method according to the present invention includes: transmitting, with a mobile station (ue#1), a bsr (#1) indicating the amount of data retained in a transmission buffer corresponding to a logical channel in a uu interface to a radio base station (enb); transmitting, with a mobile station (ue1), a bsr (#2) indicating the amount of data retained in a transmission buffer corresponding to a logical channel in a ud interface to the radio base station (enb); and distinguishing, with the radio base station (enb), the bsr (#1) from the bsr (#2) based on predetermined information included in the received bsr.. .





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