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Date/App# patent app List of recent Ann-related patents
07/21/16
20160212767 
 Systems and methods for contention access in license assisted access patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for contention access in license assisted access
A communication device is described. The communication device includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor.
Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212764 
 Systems and methods for timeslot structure in license assisted access patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for timeslot structure in license assisted access
A communication device is described. The communication device includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor.
Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212763 
 Scheduling grant control method, user equipment, and network device patent thumbnailnew patent Scheduling grant control method, user equipment, and network device
A scheduling grant control method, user equipment, and a network device are disclosed. The method includes: receiving grant information sent by a network device, where the grant information indicates a grant value of data transmission on an uplink data channel by user equipment; determining an effectively starting moment of the grant information according to the grant value and a reception moment at which the grant information is received; and adjusting, on the uplink data channel and based on the grant value, transmission of the data at the effectively starting moment.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212752 
 Nct scc activation control device and method, management method and base station device patent thumbnailnew patent Nct scc activation control device and method, management method and base station device
A new carrier type (nct) secondary component carrier (scc) activation control device and method, an management method and a base station device. The activation control device includes: a measuring module configured to perform radio link measurement to an scc by measuring at least one of a demodulation reference signal dm-rs and a channel status indicator reference signal csi-rs; and an activation control module configured to perform activation control to the scc based on a measurement result..
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160212736 
 Method and  allocating resource of multiple carriers in ofdma system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and allocating resource of multiple carriers in ofdma system
Provided is a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) transmission method of a base station for a mobile communication system based on an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma). The method includes acquiring downlink control information of a resource corresponding to a carrier among a plurality of carriers, identifying at least one control channel element (cce) index based on an indicator of the carrier among the plurality of carriers, generating a pdcch for the downlink control information based on the identified cce index, and transmitting the pdcch through a predetermined carrier..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212735 
 User equipments, base stations and methods patent thumbnailnew patent User equipments, base stations and methods
A user equipment (ue) is described that includes a control channel receiver configured to monitor, in a license-assisted-access (laa) cell, a first physical downlink control channel (pdcch) and to monitor a second pdcch. The first pdcch includes a dci format having a field for indicating an occupied-ofdm-symbol configuration for a subframe in which the first pdcch is detected.
Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212734 
 Devices and methods for harq-ack feedback scheme on pusch in wireless communication systems patent thumbnailnew patent Devices and methods for harq-ack feedback scheme on pusch in wireless communication systems
Devices and methods of reducing overall hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (harq-ack) of user equipment (ue) using a large amount of carrier aggregation are generally described. The ue may receive a subframe from an enhanced nodeb (enb).

07/21/16
20160212627 
 Apparatus and method realizing a cognitive enabler for unlicensed band communication using licensed feedback in multi-band radio channels patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and method realizing a cognitive enabler for unlicensed band communication using licensed feedback in multi-band radio channels
An apparatus for receiving data includes a data receiver for receiving the data, wherein the data is transmitted in a first channel by a first transmission. Moreover, the apparatus includes a transmit information transmitter for transmitting transmission information in a second channel by a second transmission.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/21/16
20160212505 
 Method and system for transmitting satellite signals and receiver thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for transmitting satellite signals and receiver thereof
A transmission system, a receiver and a method for satellite signal transmission, wherein the satellite signals includes respective data streams consisting of a sequence of data packets. The method includes: subdividing the data packets of the data stream, through a splitter, into a first and at least one second data pseudo-streams; modulating the first and at least one second data pseudo-streams through a first and at least one second modulators, respectively; transmitting the modulated data pseudo-streams through respective transmission channels (ch#1 .
Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.a


07/21/16
20160212493 
 Method and system for television consumption patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for television consumption
A method and system for management of day-to-day television consumption is disclosed. More particularly, the disclosure relates to the evaluation and comparison of television providers and television channel packages, as well as management of the programs/channel packs offered by the the television providers.
Whats On India Media Private Limited


07/21/16
20160212487 
new patent

Method and system for creating seamless narrated videos using real time streaming media


A computer-implemented method and system for creating a streaming media compilation having time-synchronized annotations. The computer-implemented method includes accessing streaming media from one or more external sources through a browser user interface.

07/21/16
20160212484 
new patent

Recommendation engine apparatus and methods


Recommendation engine apparatus and associated methods provide content compiled from various sources and selected to match user preferences. In one embodiment, the recommendation apparatus comprises a headend entity; in another, it is co-located on a user's cpe.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


07/21/16
20160212451 
new patent

Low adjacent channel interference mode for a digital television system


Methods and apparatuses are provided with a solution to adjacent channel interference when a multi-carrier modulation system (e.g., ofdm) replaces a legacy modulation system and co-exists with it for a period of time. The adjacent channel interference can be reduced by blocking (setting to 0) and not using some of the carriers at the edge of the spectrum during the transition period.
Thomson Licensing


07/21/16
20160212396 
new patent

Display apparatus capable of seamlessly displaying a plurality of projection images on screen


Disclosed herein is a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a screen having a reflective member formed in at least a portion thereof, a first scanner configured to output a first projection image to a first area of the screen by first-direction scanning and second-direction scanning, a second scanner configured to output a second projection image to a second area of the screen by first-direction scanning and second-direction scanning, a first light detector configured to detect light received from the first area of the screen, a second light detector configured to detect light received from the second area of the screen, and a processor configured to determine whether the first projection image and the second projection image projected onto the screen overlap or are separated based on the light received from the first area and the light received from the second area and to control the first projection image and the second projection image to be adjacent on the screen when the first projection image and the second projection image partially overlap or are separated.
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160212382 
new patent

Video session manager and enabling a video communication session across geographically disparate domains


A video session manager and method for enabling, optimizing, and managing inter-domain video communication sessions, including telepresence and videoconferencing sessions. The video session manager is configured to receive and analyze a video communication session request from one or more endpoints; to determine the viability of a communication session based on one or more attributes of the session; and to connect the one or more requesting endpoints to start the session.
Tata Communications (america) Inc.


07/21/16
20160212375 
new patent

Shared scene mesh data synchronization


A user device within a communication architecture, the user device comprising: an image capture device configured to determine image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data for the creation of a video channel defining a shared scene; a surface reconstruction entity configured to determine surface reconstruction data associated with the image data from the image capture device; a video channel configured to encode and packetize the image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data; a surface reconstruction channel configured to encode and packetize the surface reconstruction data; a transmitter configured to transmit the video and surface reconstruction channel packets; and a bandwidth controller configured to control the bandwidth allocated to the video channel and the surface reconstruction channel.. .

07/21/16
20160212370 
new patent

Communication system


A user device has a display, a user interface and a network interface. The network interface receive a video data stream from another user interface.

07/21/16
20160212369 
new patent

Image matching-based pointing techniques


Techniques are disclosed that can be implemented as a system configured for image matching-based pointing and/or selection from information presented in an image displayed by a projection device. A pointing device configured as described herein may be pointed at a target portion of an image displayed by a projection device and allowed to capture an image inclusive of that target portion.
Intel Corporation


07/21/16
20160212236 
new patent

Gathering information about connections in a social networking service


To enhance information about connections in a social networking service, embodiments of the invention enable users to reference nodes while posting content to a communication channel. To identify connections within content in the social networking service, users of the social networking service are provided an interface to post content items in communication channels of the social networking service.
Facebook, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212200 
new patent

Social media driven information interface


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for populating an information interface based upon social media data. For example, users may post, share, and/or discuss various information through social media sources.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160212040 
new patent

Fast recovery of multicast router ports on spanning tree protocol (stp) topology change in a layer 2 (l2) network


In one embodiment, a system includes a multicast snooping querier configured to send and receive internet group membership protocol (igmp) messages, and one or more igmp switches interconnected to form a network, wherein at least one of the one or more igmp switches is connected to the multicast snooping querier, wherein the one or more igmp switches are configured to: handle igmp messages, and create a general query solicit (gqs) message configured to solicit a general query from the multicast snooping querier, and wherein the multicast snooping querier is configured to send out a general query (gq) message on all ports in response to receiving the gqs message to solicit port information and group membership information from each of the one or more igmp switches. In other embodiments, systems, methods and computer program products are described to enable fast recovery of multicast router ports, upon a stp topology change..
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160212026 
new patent

Methods and systems for a monitoring device to execute commands on an attached switch


In one embodiment, a method for enabling network appliance monitoring is disclosed. The method includes establishing a remote execution channel for executing commands on a network element such as e.g.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211960 
new patent

Method and uplink data transmission in a wireless communication system


Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to uplink data transmission in a wireless communication system. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a method for uplink data transmission in a wireless communication system.
Nec (china) Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211954 
new patent

Method and arrangement for inter-cell interference coordination using precoding/beamforming


Network nodes and methods therein for inter cell interference coordination. A method in a base station bs1 comprises receiving, from a neighboring base station bs2, an indicator a, related to estimated spatial properties of a radio channel over which the neighboring base station has received a radio signal from the base station bs1.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


07/21/16
20160211952 
new patent

Network apparatus and communication device for aggregated component carriers


A network apparatus communicates with a user equipment via multiple component carriers. The network apparatus is capable of configuring cells to correspond to the component carriers, grouping the cells into cell groups, each including cells less than or equal to a predetermined number, selecting one from the cells to be a primary cell for each cell group, and receiving a physical uplink control channel (pucch) on an uplink (ul) cc of the primary cell for one of the at least one cg..
Htc Corporation


07/21/16
20160211950 
new patent

Control information transmission method, user equipment, and base station


A control information transmission method a user equipment for operating the method and a base station for operating the method are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes determining, by a user equipment, a downlink control information (dci) format of a downlink control channel corresponding to a first serving cell, wherein the first serving cell is a serving cell corresponding to the user equipment, and the dci format is determined by using a duplex mode of the first serving cell and a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (harq-ack) feedback corresponding to the first serving cell and detecting, by the user equipment, the downlink control channel according to the determined dci format..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211943 
new patent

Apparatus and performing channel decoding operation based on effective noise in mobile communication system


A method and apparatus are provided for performing a channel decoding operation based on effective noise in a mobile communication system. The method includes detecting effective noise including additive noise that occurs in a channel environment between the signal receiving apparatus and a signal transmitting apparatus and channel estimation noise that occurs during a channel estimating operation the signal receiving apparatus; generating a log likelihood ratio (llr) based on the detected effective noise; and performing channel decoding based on the generated llr..

07/21/16
20160211903 
new patent

Channel state information for enhanced carrier aggregation


Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication in a system that supports enhanced carrier aggregation (eca). An eca configuration with a large number of component carriers (ccs) may include ccs grouped into channel state information (csi) reporting groups.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160211892 
new patent

Method and wireless device for monitoring a downlink control channel


A method and a wireless device for operating in a coordinated multi point (comp) scenario where the wireless device is served by at least two transmission points of a wireless network employing time domain duplex (tdd). The wireless device receives at least two different uplink-downlink configurations which are valid for corresponding transmission points of the at least two transmission points.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/21/16
20160211813 
new patent

Method for automatic impedance matching and corresponding transmission channel


A method for facilitating the impedance matching of radiofrequency circuits, notably transmission circuits using a power amplifier connected to a load which may include an antenna. A signal is produced for measuring the temperature resulting from the operation of the output amplifier stage, by a temperature sensor positioned in the immediate vicinity of this stage, the measuring signal is used to control a circuit for controlling the variable impedances of a matching network positioned between the amplifier and the load, and values which seek to minimize the sensed temperature are applied to these variable impedances values.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


07/21/16
20160211444 
new patent

Multi-stage element removal using absorption layers


An mtj structure and method for providing the same are described. The method may include providing a free layer, a pinned layer, and a nonmagnetic spacer layer between the free layer and the pinned layer.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211442 
new patent

Magnetic tunnel junction for mram applications


A mtj in an mram array is disclosed with a composite free layer having a lower crystalline layer contacting a tunnel barrier and an upper amorphous layer for improved bit switching performance. According to one embodiment, the amorphous layer has a nifem1/nifem2 configuration where m1 and m2 are mg, hf, zr, nb, or ta, and m1 is unequal to m2.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211437 
new patent

Method for preparing element diffusion-type composite substrate


A method for preparing element diffusion-type composite substrate and it belongs to the field of high-temperature coated superconducting substrate preparation. The rolled composite nickel-tungsten alloy substrate is heated and thermal insulated, meanwhile, both ends of the rolled substrate are electrified by low voltage and high current density pulse current.
Beijing University Of Technology


07/21/16
20160211373 
new patent

Methods for preventing oxidation damage during finfet fabrication


Embodiments of the present invention provide improved methods for fabricating field effect transistors such as finfets. Stressor regions are used to increase carrier mobility.
Globalfoundries Inc.


07/21/16
20160211362 
new patent

Mosfets with multiple dislocation planes


A method includes forming a metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (mosfet). The method includes performing an implantation to form a pre-amorphization implantation (pai) region adjacent to a gate electrode of the mosfet, forming a strained capping layer over the pai region, and performing an annealing on the strained capping layer and the pai region to form a dislocation plane.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211347 
new patent

Method for semiconductor device fabrication


Provided is a method of forming a semiconductor device. The method includes providing a substrate; depositing a flowable dielectric material layer over the substrate; performing a wet annealing process and a dry annealing process to the flowable dielectric material layer.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211138 
new patent

Finfet structure with different fin heights and forming the same


A method for forming finfets comprises forming a plurality of first fins and a plurality of second fins over a substrate and embedded in isolation regions, depositing a first photoresist layer over the substrate, removing the first photoresist layer over an n-type region, applying a first ion implantation process to the first isolation regions, wherein dopants with a first polarity type are implanted in the first isolation regions, depositing a second photoresist layer over the substrate, removing the second photoresist layer over a p-type region, applying a second ion implantation process to the second isolation regions, wherein dopants with a second polarity type are implanted in the second isolation regions, applying an annealing process to the isolation regions and recessing the first isolation regions and the second isolation regions through an etching process.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211005 
new patent

Providing sketch annotations with multimedia programs


A method for collaborative sketch annotating of a program of multimedia content includes enabling a first user to create a sketch annotation, enabling the first user to store sketch annotation data related to the sketch annotation, and enabling a second user to access the sketch annotation. The second user may navigate the program using the sketch annotation and/or an indication of the sketch annotation.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


07/21/16
20160210999 
new patent

Method and system for automatic b-roll video production


A method and a system for automatic b-roll editing of video production are provided herein. The method may include: obtaining a plurality of media entities comprising at least one video entity having a visual channel and an audio channel; analyzing the media entities, to produce content-related data indicative of a content of the media entities; automatically selecting at least a first and a second visual portion and an audio portion, wherein the first visual and the audio portions are synchronized and have non-identical durations, and wherein the second visual and the audio portions are non-synchronized; and creating a video production by combining the automatically selected visual portions and audio portions..
Magisto Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210984 
new patent

Voice quality evaluation method and apparatus


A voice quality evaluation method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes determining a first voice quality of a to-be-evaluated voice signal by performing processing and an analysis on the to-be-evaluated voice signal, where the first voice quality includes a quality distortion value and/or a mean opinion score (mos) value; and determining a voice quality evaluation result of the to-be-evaluated voice signal according to the first voice quality and at least one key performance indicator (kpi) parameter of a transmission channel of the to-be-evaluated voice signal.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210888 
new patent

Fabric banner holder


This invention relates to a fabric banner holder comprising two adjusting devices, which can be installed on ceiling or wall surface to hang and suspend an overhead fabric banner. The first adjusting device is a fixed assembly, while the second adjusting device has a sliding assembly with a sliding block.
Joe Seng Flag Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210753 
new patent

Handheld portable optical scanner and using


A system and methods for real-time or near-real time processing and post-processing of rgb-d image data using a handheld portable device and using the results for a variety of applications. The disclosure is based on the combination of off-the-shelf equipment (e.g.
Dotproduct Llc


07/21/16
20160210661 
new patent

Managing digital media spend allocation using calibrated user-level attribution data


Methods for digital media campaign management. Embodiments determine a set of channel spend allocation values for a plurality of media channels based on a predictive model derived from observed channel response measurements.

07/21/16
20160210659 
new patent

Managing digital media spend allocation using calibrated user-level response data


Methods for digital media campaign management. Embodiments determine a set of channel spend allocation values for a plurality of media channels based on a predictive model derived from observed channel response measurements.

07/21/16
20160210492 
new patent

Imaging barcode scanner for enhanced document capture


An imaging barcode scanner and method are provided. The scanner includes a housing defining a work surface, a window supported by the housing, a first array of photosensitive elements having a first field of view traversing the window and intersecting the work surface at a first angle, and a second array of photosensitive elements having a second field of view traversing the window and intersecting the work surface at a second angle.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210411 
new patent

Annotation of endoscopic video using gesture and voice commands


The invention relates to annotating live video during endoscopy medical procedures.. .
University Of Maryland Baltmore County


07/21/16
20160210313 
new patent

System for high-throughput handling of transactions in a data-partitioned, distributed, relational database management system


The present invention is directed to a novel, a topic-based messaging architecture (including schema, protocols, naming conventions, etc.) to be used in a distributed data-oriented oltp environment. According to an aspect of the claimed subject matter, the topic-based messaging architecture can be implemented as a type of publication-subscription (“pub-sub”) messaging pattern.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210166 
new patent

Method and system for migrating a data session, a network element and a computer program product


The method includes modifying a routing rule of a load balancer of the system, the rule representing at least one parameter for communications between a client device and the first vm to specify that data from the client device destined for the first vm instance is queued, suspending processing, at the first vm instance, of pending requests from the client device, transmitting data, from the first vm instance, to the load balancer representing the state of the or each suspended request, modifying the routing rule to specify that the endpoint for a communication channel from the second vm instance is the client device, transmitting the or each suspended request to the second vm instance, and modifying the routing rule to specify transmission of data from the client device directly to the second vm instance.. .

07/21/16
20160210129 
new patent

Systems and methods for converting typed code


Techniques provided implement automatic data type annotation in dynamically-typed source code. A codebase, which may comprise a plurality of source code files, is scanned at a global level.
Facebook, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210006 
new patent

Remote support service with smart whiteboard


Mobile devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable, are leveraged to facilitate remote support between a user of the device, and a remote technician. In this approach, the mobile device is used as a tool on behalf of the remote technician.
Logmeln, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209935 
new patent

Optical navigation device and related automatic magnification adjusting method


An automatic magnification adjusting method is applied to an optical navigation device. The optical navigation device has an illumination channel, a reference channel and an imaging channel.
Pixart Imaging (penang) Sdn. Bhd.


07/21/16
20160209850 
new patent

System and robust nonlinear regulation control of unmanned aerial vehicles syntetic jet actuators


An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) is provided with a plurality of synthetic jet actuators and a nonlinear robust controller. The controller compensates for uncertainty in a mathematic model that describes the function of the synthetic jet actuators.
Embry-riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209849 
new patent

System and decentralized, multi-agent unmanned vehicle navigation and formation control


A system and method for a usv fleet is disclosed that can execute autonomous path-planning in an a2/ad environment, where communication reach back to a base station for instruction or positional, navigation, and timing (pnt) data is not assured. This process has the ability to adapt considering the failure and intermittent connection of the ad-hoc usv-to-usv data network.

07/21/16
20160209847 
new patent

Transport vehicle and a problem-free transport fo heavy-duty shelves in workshops with radio shadowing using a partly autonomous drive mode


The invention relates to a transport vehicle and a method for a problem-free transport of heavy-duty shelves in workshops with radio shadowing using a partly autonomous drive mode, having the following features: a) a vehicle housing with a support plate for receiving and transporting a heavy-duty shelf, comprising two drive wheels which are driven separately on both sides in the center of the vehicle housing on a respective separately mounted rotational axle, b) a transverse link which connects the drive wheels, each drive wheel being pivotal about the rotational axle via an angle lever, such that the drive wheels can carry out vertical movements independently of each other, c) a centrally arranged actuating element which can move two front lift rods and two rear lift rods via a lift rotary lever and via a push rod which is connected to the lift rotary lever in order to lift or lower the support plate, d) a system for supplying energy to the transport vehicle, and e) at least one 3d scanner, at least one light field sensor, and at least one wlan antenna in the front region of the vehicle body.. .
Grenzebach Maschinenbau Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209839 
new patent

Distributed, unmanned aerial vehicle package transport network


According to an aspect, a distributed package transport system includes unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs), each of which is configured to transport packages within a geographic area and along a travel route. The system also includes uav enclosures dispersed within the geographic area.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160209727 
new patent

System and taking high resolution photographs and videos using a mobile device mount with illumination


The present invention relates to taking photographs with a handheld device, and more particularly to hardware for enabling capturing, high resolution, well lighted photographs, document scans and videos, with efficient power usage, of two dimensional and three dimensional objects. The present invention relates to an ergonomic, handheld, mobile mount device with battery powered illumination to enable users to take stable, well-lit videos still photos and document scans when combined with mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, phablet, handheld video game system, video camera, still camera, and other mobile devices.
Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209588 
new patent

Optoelectronic detector, in particular for high-resolution light scanning microscopy


As a result of the size of the detector elements thereof, optoelectronic detectors such as photoelectron multipliers comprising a light-entry region sealed by a protective disc can only be used with much outlay for recording an image of a diffraction-limited focus volume in a two-dimensional spatially resolved manner, even if the image is significantly magnified in relation to the focus volume. The novel detector is intended to enable the spatially resolved detection of point spread functions with little outlay and high accuracy.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209523 
new patent

A method and a system for determining parameters of reactions of gamma quanta within scintillation detectors of pet scanners


A method for determining parameters of reaction of a gamma quantum within a scintillation detector of a pet scanner, wherein the signal measured by the scintillator is transformed in at least one photomultiplier into an electric measured signal. The method comprises obtaining an access to a database (130) comprising reference standard signals (w) and reaction parameters assigned to the reference standard signals (w); comparing the measured signal (s) to the reference standard signals (w) and selecting the reference standard signal (w) that best fits the measured signal (s); assigning to the measured signal (s) the reaction parameters assigned to the selected best-fitting reference standard signal (w), as parameters of the reaction of the gamma quantum within the scintillation detector (101) for the measured signal (s); wherein the measured signal (s) and the reference standard signals (w) are represented by points (p) within a generalized measurement space (Ωp) having a number of dimensions (n measurements) being equal to the total number of measurements performed for that gamma quantum..
Uniwersytet Jagiellonski


07/21/16
20160209517 
new patent

Laser etched scintillation crystals for increased performance


A detector array for an imaging system, including: an array of scintillator crystals (12), wherein each crystal includes a plurality of sides and is laser etched on at least one crystal side to scatter light, and an array of photodetectors (18) optically coupled to array of scintillator crystals. The side of the crystal (12) is laser etched with a distinct pattern defined by a user using a computer aided design program.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/21/16
20160209484 
new patent

Magnetic resonance imaging control thereof


In a magnetic resonance (mr) imaging apparatus and control method therefor, multiple frequency spectra of a material of the examination object are detected using at least one radio-frequency coil of and mr scanner, the coil having a number of coil elements and at least two of the frequency spectra are detected individually detected by respective, different coil elements. A number of resonant frequencies of at least one molecule in the material are established in the number of frequency spectra.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160209431 
new patent

Microfluidic performing blood typing and crossmatching


Microfluidic cartridges for agglutination reactions are provided. The cartridges include a microfluidic reaction channel with at least two intake channels, one for an antigen-containing fluid and the other for an antibody-containing fluid, conjoined to a reaction channel modified by incorporation of a downstream flow control channel.
Micronics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209401 
new patent

Cell chemotaxis assays


A device includes an input chamber, an attractant chamber, a migration channel arranged in fluid communication between an outlet of the input chamber and inlet of the attractant chamber, a baffle arranged in fluid communication between the outlet of the input chamber and the migration channel or within the migration channel, and an exit channel in fluid communication with the migration channel at a point beyond the baffle and before the migration channel enters the inlet of the attractant chamber. The baffle is configured to inhibit movement of a first type of cell through the baffle to a greater extent than the baffle inhibits movement of a second type of cell through the baffle..
The General Hospital Corporation


07/21/16
20160209377 
new patent

Pressure control valve and supercritical fluid chromatograph


A pressure control valve includes a pressure control block including a bore hole that is bored perpendicularly from one outer surface, and two internal channel openings of whose end portions are at a bottom surface of the bore hole, a valve body having elasticity and covering the bottom surface of the bore hole, a sealing member for pressing a portion of the valve body against the bottom surface of the bore hole, the portion abutting a peripheral edge portion of a portion of the bottom surface where the openings are provided, and an actuator for driving a portion, of the valve body, abutting the portion where the openings are provided in a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the bore hole.. .
Shimadzu Corporation


07/21/16
20160209337 
new patent

Multiple-layered energy-integrating detector in a hybrid computed tomography scanner


A ct scanner apparatus includes an x-ray source mounted on a gantry of the ct scanner apparatus. The ct scanner apparatus also includes a first x-ray detector mounted on the gantry opposite to the x-ray source, and configured to detect x-rays emitted from the x-ray source and transmitted through an object.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


07/21/16
20160209132 
new patent

Self-regulating heat exchanger


A heat exchanger includes a flow channel operatively connecting a channel inlet to a channel outlet to channel fluid to flow therethrough. The flow channel is defined at least partially by a shape change material.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


07/21/16
20160209124 
new patent

Thermal storage units, components thereof, and methods of making and using them


Sugar alcohol blends of galactitol and mannitol and compositions comprising such blends are disclosed as phase change materials (pcms). A method of forming carbon nanotubes on a carbon substrate is described.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


07/21/16
20160209112 
new patent

Portable beverage chilling device


A portable device for cooling a beverage-containing container, comprises a heat transfer liner, a heat barrier shell, a heat exchanger and a receiver. The heat transfer liner has an inner diameter selected to receive a beverage container, such as a can or a bottle.

07/21/16
20160209104 
new patent

Refrigerator


A refrigerator having a carbonated water production device, according to one concept of the present invention, comprises: a pressure regulator for adjusting and emitting the pressure of carbon dioxide emitted from a carbon dioxide cylinder; a solenoid switch valve for controlling the supply of the carbon dioxide discharged from the pressure regulator to a carbonated water tank; a connection channel for connecting the pressure regulator and the solenoid switch valve; and a relief valve arranged in the connection channel so as to discharge the carbon dioxide of the connection channel to the atmosphere if the pressure of the carbon dioxide of the connection channel is greater than a predetermined pressure limit. Thus, the pressure of the carbon dioxide of the connection channel is capable of being maintained at a predetermined pressure limit or less, and solenoid malfunction can be prevented so as to improve reliability and stability of a system..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160208841 
new patent

Hollow metal screw and making


A hollow screw and related process of making is provided, wherein the hollow screw is formed from a generally circular corrosion resistant stainless steel disk cut from flat roll stock. The hollow screw includes a head and an elongated and hollow shaft having a wall thickness between about 0.2 to about 0.7 millimeters extending therefrom and defining a shank portion and a threaded portion having a plurality of threads thereon with a rotational drive mechanism configured to facilitate tightening via the threads.
Physical Systems, Inc.


07/21/16
20160208577 
new patent

Casing annulus cement foundation system and a forming a flange collar constituting a cement foundation


A method for forming a flange collar constituting a cement foundation in a casing annulus, includes the steps of installing a casing section comprising an internal sleeve axially displaceable by a conveyed tool for opening a casing cementing outlet; the internal sleeve connected through radial bolts through axial-parallel slots through the casing wall to a casing-external sleeve, the casing-external sleeve abutting against a first edge of a deformable metal sleeve having its opposite, second end abutting axially against a radial shoulder on the casing section; using the drill pipe conveyed tool for axially displacing the internal sleeve thus forcing the external sleeve to deforming the metal sleeve to a radially extending flange collar radially extending across the casing annulus, and ejecting cement via the casing cementing outlet to the annulus, allowing the cement to distribute above the formed radially extending flange collar, and allowing the cement to settle in the annulus.. .
Archer Oiltools As


07/21/16
20160208210 
new patent

Micro cell culturing device


A micro cell culturing device including: a substrate; an elastomer seated and arranged on an upper surface of the substrate; a test chamber indented to a lower surface of the elastomer at a predetermined height, the lower surface of the elastomer facing the upper surface of the substrate; a main channel indented to the lower surface of the elastomer at a predetermined height, the main channel being spaced apart from the test chamber; a connection channel indented to the lower surface of the elastomer and arranged between the test chamber and the main channel to connect the test chamber and the main channel; and a pressure adjusting unit for pressurizing the elastomer. A height of the connection channel is lower than heights of the test chamber and the main channel..
Unist Academy-industry Research Corporation


07/21/16
20160208044 
new patent

High recycle content polyols from thermoplastic polyesters and lignin or tannin


Polyester polyols, processes for making them, and applications for the polyols are disclosed. In some aspects, the polyols comprise recurring units from a thermoplastic polyester or an aromatic polyacid source, a glycol, and a lignin, tannin, or mixture thereof.
Resinate Materials Group, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207996 
new patent

Antibodies to complex targets


The present invention relates to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof derived from antibodies raised by dna immunization of host animals, particularly camelids (e.g. Llama).
Argen-x N.v.


07/21/16
20160207820 
new patent

Method for localized annealing of chemically strengthened glass


A method of providing locally annealed regions for a glass article comprising: (a) providing a strengthened glass article having a first surface compressive stress and a first depth of layer of compressive stress; (b) targeting first portions of the glass article on a first side thereof; (c) annealing the targeted first portions to a second surface compressive stress and a second depth of layer of compressive stress; and (d) repeating steps (b) and (c) to create a pattern of annealed portions of the glass article on the first side thereof. Targeted annealing can be done e.g.
Corning Incorporation


07/21/16
20160207819 
new patent

Methods for localized annealing of chemically strengthened glass


A method of providing locally annealed regions for a glass article. The method includes providing a strengthened glass article having a first surface compressive stress and a first depth of layer of compressive stress, annealing the strengthened glass article to achieve a second surface compressive stress and a second depth of layer of compressive stress, and masking a portion of the glass article during the annealing step to achieve a third surface compressive stress and a third depth of layer of compressive stress in the masked portion.
Corning Incorporated


07/21/16
20160207679 
new patent

Label system for ingestible products


A labeling system embodying a label format for ingestible products and method for preventing accidental and/or over-ingestion of cannabis infused products is provided. The system facilitates identifying the thc and cbd levels of cannabis infused products, providing a clear edible warning label that can be placed directly on the infused edible itself; providing visible identification of cannabis infused food products; and providing descriptive content of cannabis-related information..

07/21/16
20160207637 
new patent

Mobile unmanned aerial vehicle infrastructure and management system and method


A mobile uav infrastructure and management system for control and management of one or more unmanned aerial vehicles including at least one landing platform to facilitate operational readiness of the unmanned aerial vehicle, radio beacons for localization of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a command and control station in communication with the unmanned aerial vehicle, and an unmanned ground vehicle for deploying the landing platform, the radio beacons and the command and control station.. .
The Boeing Company


07/21/16
20160207627 
new patent

Package transport container and transport operations for an unmanned aerial vehicle


According to an aspect, a package transport container for a uav includes a manifest device having a computer processor, a receptacle including a base that secures contents of the receptacle, a locking mechanism that couples the manifest device to the receptacle during transport, and a connector coupling the manifest device to the uav. The processor transmits material properties of the contents of the receptacle to the uav, receives routing information for a package to be transported, monitors coordinates of the package transport container during transport, and upon determining the coordinates match coordinates of a delivery location specified in the routing information: sends a release request signal to the uav to release the receptacle; receives a release command from the uav; and disengages the locking mechanism to release the manifest device from the base.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160207613 
new patent

Bi-stable voice coil park brake


The present disclosure provides devices and methods related to park brake systems and methods. In various embodiments, a park brake system may comprise a motor shaft having a first diameter portion and a second diameter portion, the second diameter portion having a greater diameter than the first diameter portion.
Goodrich Corporation


07/21/16
20160207599 
new patent

Drive system for a water vehicle, operating a drive system, and water vehicle having the drive system


A drive system for a water vehicle, in particular for a submarine underwater vehicle or an unmanned underwater vehicle, includes a fuel cell system, at least one operating-gas container for supplying the fuel cell system with an operating gas, and a compressor arranged on a gas discharge line for compressing a residual gas from the fuel cell system, wherein a turbine arranged between the operating-gas container and the fuel cell system is provided for expanding the operating gas before the operating gas enters the fuel cell system, where the compressor is driven by the turbine such that the energy balance of the drive system is thereby improved.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160207348 
new patent

Pen support rack having biometric access restriction


A pen support rack for securing pens and preventing unauthorized access comprises a support member defining a rack body having a base, a trunk, and a plurality of branches and an integrated fingerprint scanner. Each branch includes a locking loop for receiving the body of a conventional pen, with its clip secured over the loop so that the pen hangs from the locking loop.

07/21/16
20160207305 
new patent

Ink fountain apparatus and adjusting ink flow for a flexographic printing apparatus


An ink fountain apparatus, method of method of adjusting printing characteristics in flexographic printing and a printing press system are disclosed. A printing press system creates an ink image on a substrate.
Probity Engineering, Llc


07/21/16
20160207110 
new patent

Corrosion resistant article and methods of making


An article and method of forming the article are disclosed. The article has a surface comprising a duplex nanostructured ferritic alloy.
General Electric Company


07/21/16
20160207042 
new patent

Fluidic systems comprising an incubation channel, including fluidic systems formed by molding


Fluidic devices and methods involving incubation and/or mixing of assay components are provided. In some embodiments, a biological and/or chemical assay may be performed in fluidic device.
Opko Diagnostics, Llc


07/21/16
20160206879 
new patent

Stimulus timing for a stimulating medical device


Methods and systems are disclosed for determining the timing of stimulation applied using a medical device. In embodiments, the medical device filters a received signal to obtain a plurality of band-pass filtered signals, each corresponding to one or more stimulation channels.

07/21/16
20160206840 
new patent

Airway device with multiple channels


A mechanical airway and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. The mechanical airway can include an elongate member having a first end and a second end, and the elongate member can define a central lumen, a first channel, and a second channel.
City Of Hope


07/21/16
20160206813 
new patent

Internal needle


An indwelling needle is provided which has a simple structure and is capable of securely mounting a needle tip protective tool on the tip portion of an internal needle. The indwelling needle a consists of an external needle 10 including a cannula 11 and a housing 12, an internal needle 20 including a metal needle 21 and a hub 22 and a needle tip protective tool 30.
Covidien Lp


07/21/16
20160206805 
new patent

Colon cleaning system with automatic self-purging features


Systems and methods for cleaning a colon or other portion of an intestine include optional use of sensors to detect conditions of blockage of flow of materials within an evacuation channel used to remove fecal material from the body; and devices and methods for purging such blockages from the evacuation channel.. .
Motus Gi Medical Technologies Ltd.


07/21/16
20160206799 
new patent

Data communication in a transcutaneous energy transfer system


Disclosed are systems and methods for use of an inductive link for a communication channel in a transcutaneous energy transfer system.. .

07/21/16
20160206482 
new patent

Absorbent pant with advantageously channeled absorbent core structure and bulge-reducing features


A disposable absorbent pant having a belt structure and a longitudinally channeled absorbent core structure is disclosed. The channels include at least one shorter, at least partially transversely-oriented secondary channel in the front and/or rear, to provide a hinge structure in the core, enabling the core to flex laterally and reduce the likelihood of undesirable bulging in the front and/or rear of the pant while it is worn, after the core has absorbed liquid and stiffened longitudinally as a result of the channeled structure..
The Procter & Gamble Company


07/21/16
20160206476 
new patent

Eye cover device


Many people like to spend time in the sun, in particularly sunbathing. The risks of exposure to the sun are well documented, such as aging of the skin caused by ultraviolet light rays and development of skin pigmentation.
Occles Ltd


07/21/16
20160206426 
new patent

Devices and methods for transcatheter retrieval of mechanical heart valve leaflets


The present invention teaches apparatuses and methods for transcatheter removal of mechanical heart valve leaflets from a subject. The invention also teaches methods for subsequent transcatheter placement of a bioprosthesis within the annulus that remains after the leaflets are removed.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center


07/21/16
20160206348 
new patent

Apparatus and methods for performing brain surgery


Less invasive surgical techniques for performing brain surgery are disclosed in which a dilating obturator and cannula assembly is inserted into brain tissue until the obturator tip and cannula are adjacent to the target tissue. The obturator is removed and surgery is performed through the cannula.
Vycor Medical, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206346 
new patent

Apparatus for accessing bone marrow including depth control mechanism


An apparatus for accessing bone marrow inside a bone is provided. The apparatus may include a penetrator assembly having a tissue penetrator and a hub.
Vidacare Llc


07/21/16
20160206319 
new patent

Cone expanding collapsible medical device


A vascular occluder includes first and second conical members disposed in opposing relation and which have tooth-shaped wide ends. The conical members are coupled to one another by a coupling element, which may be a cannula or rod.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


07/21/16
20160206303 
new patent

Orogastric tube guide


Provided is an orogastric tube guide that can be used to accurately and quickly place an into the esophagus of a subject. In some embodiments, the orogastric tube guide is placed into the mouth of the subject after the subject has been intubated with an endotracheal tube.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206300 
new patent

Devices, disc and meniscus repair


Arising from the discovery that a non-immunogenic poly-synthetic bioadhesive based on polyphenolic proteins produced by sandcastle worms (phragmatopoma californica) may be used to anneal tears of the meniscus and annulus fibroses and repair spinal disc herniations, herein disclosed are suture-less meniscal and disc repair devices, systems and methods that may be implemented least invasively, in fluid filled or dry/semi-dry environments using simple instrumentation and without the need for suturing or the placement of anchors. The present invention is less technically demanding for the practioner and thus expected enhance outcomes and represent a distinct advancement over prior art techniques presently available..
Tenjin Llc


07/21/16
20160206203 
new patent

Joint visualization of 3d reconstructed photograph and internal medical scan


Interior scan and exterior photos are jointly visualized in medical imaging. One or more cameras are mounted to the internal medical scanner, allowing a photograph to be taken while or in temporal proximity to when the internal region of the patient is scanned.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft






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