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04/17/14
20140108945
 Custom optimization of web pages patent thumbnailnew patent Custom optimization of web pages
A web page optimization system disclosed herein allows a user to generate web pages that are optimized for use with different user devices. In one implementation of the web page optimization system, a number of master pages and page layouts used to generate the web pages are defined, with each of the master pages defining generalized regions shared by all pages of a website and each of the page layouts defining the content and the arrangement of such content on the web pages.
04/17/14
20140108516
 Client and a server and methods thereof for data management relating to shared data storage patent thumbnailnew patent Client and a server and methods thereof for data management relating to shared data storage
A distributed shared data storage such as the distributed shared memory exemplified with the dsm master can seamlessly migrate (i.e. Move) in the runtime between different nodes without affecting the user perceived performance according to embodiments of the present invention.
04/17/14
20140108093
 Distributed forecasting and pricing system patent thumbnailnew patent Distributed forecasting and pricing system
A method, system and computer program product for distributed forecasting and pricing for a commodity supplied by a provider to a user. In one embodiment, the provider announces a pricing plan, and the provider receives a forecast of an estimated amount of the commodity from the provider that the user will use over a given period of time.
04/17/14
20140108088
 System and method for managing supply chains across separate organizations patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for managing supply chains across separate organizations
A system and method of managing supply chains across separate organizations. The organizations that supply items to an organization and the organizations that use items supplied by that organization are defined in a consumer/producer hierarchy of three or more layers.
04/17/14
20140107956
 Method of estimating battery life, battery life estimation device, electric vehicle, and electric power supply apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Method of estimating battery life, battery life estimation device, electric vehicle, and electric power supply apparatus
A method of estimating a battery life includes: for a secondary battery having a degradation rate r when x days have elapsed after initial charge of the secondary battery, calculating a degradation estimation value (x+y) days after the initial charge from degradation master data, the degradation master data being identified with use of conditions of temperature t provided for the calculation and a battery state s provided for the calculation; and deriving number of elapsed days xcorr giving the degradation rate r based on the identified degradation master data, and calculating the degradation estimation value (xcorr+y) days after the initial charge from the identified degradation master data.. .
04/17/14
20140106783
 In-vehicle entertainment system for providing program source data to a portable electronic device patent thumbnailnew patent In-vehicle entertainment system for providing program source data to a portable electronic device
An in-vehicle entertainment system that includes a receiver and a server. The receiver receives one or more data streams from one or more broadcasters.
04/17/14
20140105420
 Broadcast advertisement volume control system and method therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Broadcast advertisement volume control system and method therefor
A system for controlling a volume of a broadcast advertisement including an advertisement agency server, a broadcaster server, a monitoring apparatus, and an advertisement company server, which are connected through a wire or wireless communication network is provided. The advertisement agency server includes an advertisement material storage unit, an advertisement material conversion unit, an advertisement watermark generation unit, a format conversion unit, and a cost calculation unit.
04/17/14
20140104759
 Inverter apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Inverter apparatus
An inverter apparatus includes an inverter stack having casters at bottom and a switchboard for entering the inverter stack from a front side to store. The switchboard has an output relay terminal, at a storage bottom portion to store the inverter stack, extending along an entering direction of the inverter stack.
04/17/14
20140104650
 Apparatus & methods for image processing optimization for variable data printing patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus & methods for image processing optimization for variable data printing
Apparatus and methods for providing a pre-rasterized print job for variable data printing are disclosed. In one embodiment, a set of printer characteristics may be determined and then transferred to a typesetting system.
04/17/14
20140103677
 Six-wheeled stretcher patent thumbnailnew patent Six-wheeled stretcher
A stretcher including an upper frame for mounting a lifter thereon, a front leg pivotably attached to the upper frame, a rear leg pivotably attached to the upper frame, a fixed caster attached to one end of the front leg, a swivel caster attached to one end of the rear leg, and an auxiliary swivel caster attached to the front leg, wherein the upper frame is vertically adjustable by folding the front and rear legs relative to the upper frame, and wherein the auxiliary swivel caster is positioned relative to the fixed caster such that the auxiliary swivel caster is in contact with the ground when the upper frame is fully lowered and the front leg is folded away from the rear leg, and the auxiliary swivel caster is out of contact with the ground when the upper frame is fully lowered and the front leg is folded toward the rear leg.. .
04/10/14
20140101099
Replicated database structural change management
The various embodiments herein include at least one of systems, methods, and software that operate to replicate structural changes made to a master database to a replicate database. In some such embodiments, changes made to a master database are identified and a representation thereof is provided to a process that implements such changes in the replicate database.
04/10/14
20140098961
Recording apparatus with mastering function
There is provided a recording apparatus which can effectively execute compression processing regardless of the mixdown level, and which can thereby carry out the mastering process easily. A dsp mixes down audio signals assigned to a plurality of tracks into a stereo audio signal.
04/10/14
20140098651
Recording apparatus with mastering function
There is provided a recording apparatus which can effectively execute compression processing regardless of the mixdown level, and which can thereby carry out the mastering process easily. A dsp mixes down audio signals assigned to a plurality of tracks into a stereo audio signal.
04/10/14
20140098084
Reduced bitcount polygon rasterization
Techniques are disclosed for carrying out rasterization of a given graphics workload, wherein portions of the workload associated with relatively high bit count operations are processed via a first process path, and portions of the workload associated with relatively lower bit count operations are processed via a second, relatively faster process path, in accordance with an embodiment. In a more general sense, maximal bit count associated with a given primitive can be identified and compared to a threshold to determine which one of multiple available processing paths can be used..
04/10/14
20140097585
Dk3d dolly
A load bearing dolly securely attached, via lashing straps, to opposite ends of any moveable object such as: household furniture items, appliances, or various manufacturing/industrial equipment. Each rectangular dolly frame being carpeted on all contact surfaces creating friction and containing two 360 degree swivel casters of various sizes and optional locking brakes.
04/10/14
20140096929
Method of and apparatus for casting metal slab
Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for continuously casting a metal slab. The method involves continuously introducing molten metal into an inlet of a casting cavity defined between advancing casting surfaces, cooling the metal in the cavity to form a metal slab, and discharging the slab from the cavity through an outlet.
04/03/14
20140094153
System and method of interacting with a broadcaster via an application
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for facilitating audio access to radio stations via a call-to-listen application on a device. A server can provide a listing of radio stations via an application on a user device, such as a smartphone, receive a selection of a radio station by a user and obtain a phone number associated with the selection.
04/03/14
20140092438
Method for optimizing printing quality for image-laden pdf files at lower file sizes
A system for staging printable assets included in an electronic print order submitted by users through a graphics user interface for printing by one or more print vendors over a data network includes a server connected to the network, the server having access to least one processor and a data repository, the server including a non-transitory physical medium, and software running from the non-transitory physical medium, the software providing for receiving the electronic print order, recording the positional data of each of the printable assets included for printing, compressing and rasterizing certain printable assets of the electronic order, selecting certain printable assets of the electronic printing order and including those items as vector assets, and reconstructing the printable assets, page, or pages for a printer or printers.. .
04/03/14
20140092410
Method for printing pdf files containing corrupted pages
A method for print portable document format (pdf) files with corrupted pages, comprising the steps of rasterizing images of non-corrupt pages but not corrupted pages of a pdf file, printing only non-corrupt pages of the pdf file, gathering and recording file and page information including which pages are non-corrupt pages and which pages are corrupted pages in the pdf file, allowing correction of the corrupted pages of the pdf file for reprint, retrieving saved file and page information for reprint of the pdf file. Based on the file and page information retrieved and print options and merge mode selected, the reprint process proceeds with rasterizing images of the corrected corrupted pages, and printing the corrected corrupted pages while merging with the already-printed non-corrupt pages to produce a complete set of print out of all non-corrupt pages and corrected corrupted pages of the pdf file in a correct sequence according to the file and page information retrieved..
04/03/14
20140092087
Adaptive load balancing in software emulation of gpu hardware
Aspects of the present disclosure describe a software based emulator of a graphics processing unit (gpu) that is configured to operate over a cloud-based network. A virtual image containing graphics primitives is divided into a plurality of tiles.
04/03/14
20140090452
Chromatography of metal complexes
A high performance liquid chromatography method to routinely and reproducibly detect and quantitate metal complexes is provided. The metal complexes used in the method of the invention can be different metal complexes, or they can be stereoisomers of the same metal complexes.
03/27/14
20140089179
Methods and systems for electronic bill presentment and payment
The present invention provides methods and systems for processing bills for a customer. A request for master data of the customer is received from a first processing module by means of a second processing module having access to the master data of the customer and the master data comprising bill format information.
03/27/14
20140084030
Nozzle for horizontal continuous caster
A horizontal continuous caster includes a tundish supporting a quantity of molten metal together with a cooled mold and conventional casting movement apparatus. The interface between the cooled mold and the tundish is provided by an improved tundish nozzle having a fabrication which locates the contact area between the nozzle and the cooled mold surfaces to the nozzle periphery thereby locating heat transfer between the mold and the molten metal within the tundish nozzle at the outer portion of the nozzle.
03/27/14
20140083803
Central control braking system
A central control braking system includes: a pedestal; at least one caster mounted at a bottom portion of the pedestal; a brake transmission shaft for controlling the caster; a plate girder movably connected to the pedestal; a pedal fixed to the plate girder; and a reversing rotary assembly connecting the plate girder and the brake transmission shaft, wherein the reversing rotary assembly enables the brake transmission shaft to rotate in reverse under the control of the pedal.. .
03/20/14
20140077403
Process for manufacturing coloured ceramic parts by pim
A method of manufacturing a master batch for the molding of colored parts, including the steps of: preparing a mixture comprising an inorganic powder, advantageously ceramic, and a dye; submitting the mixture to a spray-drying step to obtain an atomized powder; submitting said atomized powder to a presintering step; mixing the presintered powder with an organic binder, advantageously polymeric, to obtain the master batch.. .
03/20/14
20140076902
Antistatic compositions comprising a thermoplastic polyester and a mixture of antistatic additives
The invention relates to compositions comprising certain thermoplastic polyesters, and antistatic additives, the compositions being in the form of masterbatches, or compounds, and their use for producing antistatic polyester single and multilayer films sheets boards and articles made of antistatic compounds.. .
03/20/14
20140075717
Wheel assembly
A caster wheel device for a domestic appliance is in the form of a wheel mounting carriage, a dial having an underside forming a cam, a cam follower that contacts the cam, a wheel bracket and a wheel. The wheel bracket retains the wheel within it so that the wheel and bracket pivot about the follower independently of the carriage.
03/13/14
20140070509
One piece flexible skateboard
A flexible skateboard may include a pair of direction casters mounted for steering rotation on a flexible skateboard, twistable for propulsion. One or more vertical wall supports may be provided to resist bowing.
03/13/14
20140068860
Hospital bed with bed leaving alarm function
A hospital bed with bed leaving alarm function includes a bed frame unit, a plurality of support pads mounted on the bed frame unit to together form a bed surface, on which a patient lies, sits or leans; and a plurality of casters. At least one bed leaving sensing unit is provided on a middle section of the bed surface and connected to an external monitoring device.
03/13/14
20140068855
Low profile rolling support assembly
Disclosed is a low profile rolling support assembly useful for supporting loads above a supporting surface where at least one end of the rolling support assembly is positionable beneath a structure having minimal clearance above the supporting surface. The rolling support assembly includes a load bearing member and a caster assembly containing a wheel where the load bearing member extends laterally away from the caster assembly at substantially the same height or less as the caster assembly..
03/06/14
20140068648
Systems, methods and articles to provide content in networked environment
Content delivery system may include a metadata tunnel system component which is responsive to defined subaudible tones in programming, for instance programming provided for a broadcast. An action may be based on a characteristic or aspect of the subaudible tone, for instance frequency and/or duration.
03/06/14
20140066558
Antistatic foam agent and antistatic master batch for producing foamed plastic items
A foaming agent or a master batch comprising a foaming agent for producing hollow-shaped foamed plastics using a blow-molding process containing an antistatic agent. The antistatic agent can comprise a fatty acid ester, an ethoxylated amine, or an alkyl sulfonate.
03/06/14
20140066548
Rubber composition and pneumatic tire
The present invention provides a rubber composition that allows uniform dispersion of microfibrillated plant fibers so as to improve the required performance for a tire in a balanced manner, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition prepared from a masterbatch obtained by mixing rubber latex, microfibrillated plant fibers and a cationic polymer, wherein 0.01 to 5 parts by mass of the cationic polymer is added per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component of the rubber latex..
03/06/14
20140063087
Inkjet recording device, inkjet recording method, and inkjet recording system
The advantage of the invention is to provide an inkjet recording method and the like in which an unprinted portion due to a multipath method is not left in a back end portion of a printed image and the value as a printed material is not undermined in a case where a printing operation by a multipath method is temporarily stopped in the middle and the printing operation is resumed after feeding a recording medium. A printing operation is temporarily stopped after conducting a back end portion line formation process for forming a raster line so as to prevent an unprinted portion due to an multipath method from being left in a back end portion of a printed image which has been printed halfway when temporarily stopping the printing operation in the middle..
03/06/14
20140063029
Shader interfaces
Allocation of memory registers for shaders by a processor is described herein. For each shader, registers are allocated based on the shader's level of complexity.
03/06/14
20140063024
Three-dimensional range data compression using computer graphics rendering pipeline
A method includes obtaining three-dimensional range data, using a computer graphics rendering pipeline to encode the three-dimensional range data into two-dimensional images, retrieving depth information for each sampled pixel in the two-dimensional images, and encoding the depth information into red, green and blue color channels of the two-dimensional images. The two-dimensional images may be compressed using two-dimensional techniques including dithering.
03/06/14
20140063016
Unified rasterization and ray tracing rendering environments
A graphics processor architecture provides for scan conversion and ray tracing approaches to visible surface determination as concurrent and separate processes. Surfaces can be identified for shading by scan conversion and ray tracing.
03/06/14
20140061559
Aircraft engine stand
This mobile, aircraft engine stand provides mobility and ease of operation by one person. The stand includes a frame, a pair of vertical jack screws vertically mounted on the frame and a precision rail system configured to allow for stable and efficient linear motion.
03/06/14
20140061311
Image processing apparatus, image recording apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium storing an image processing program
In an image processing apparatus, after a rasterizer checks resolution of raster data, if the resolution of the raster data is lower than a predefined resolution, a barcode detector analyzes the raster data and detects a barcode area. If there is a barcode area, a barcode direction determining unit determines barcode direction, and a resolution convertor enhances resolution of the barcode on black planes in a direction perpendicular to the bar direction of the barcode..
03/06/14
20140059989
Riding lawn mower
A riding lawnmower includes left and right wheels, at least one caster wheel, a lawnmower blade or reel, and a control section. The left and right wheels are independently driven by electric rotary machines to travel.
02/27/14
20140059308
Automated migration to a new target volume via merged bitmaps to maintain consistency
Aspects of the present invention relate to data migration and/or disaster recovery. One embodiment enables merging of bitmaps to allow for automation of the process of switching to a different target volume on the same storage subsystem without major interruption of data recovery capability and limited interruption of host i/o to the source volumes during the migration.
02/27/14
20140059307
Automated migration to a new copy services target storage system to manage multiple relationships simultaneously while maintaining disaster recovery consistency
A system according to one embodiment, includes one or more source volumes on a source storage subsystem from which data is copied in first copy services relationships, the one or more source volumes being accessible to an application; one or more original target volumes on an original target storage subsystem to which data is copied in the first copy services relationships; logic configured for selecting a new target storage subsystem to replace the original target storage subsystem; logic configured for creating second copy services relationships between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and the one or more source volumes on the source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality; and logic configured for terminating the first copy services relationships after all of the second copy services relationships are full duplex.. .
02/27/14
20140059009
Automated migration to a new copy services target storage system to manage multiple relationships simultaneously while maintaining disaster recovery consistency
In one embodiment, a method for switching a storage subsystem in a disaster recovery configuration includes receiving instruction to change from an original target storage subsystem in a disaster recovery configuration including: a source storage subsystem including one or more source volumes from which data is copied in first copy services relationships, the one or more source volumes being accessible to an application, and the original target storage subsystem including one or more original target volumes to which data is copied in the first copy services relationships; selecting a new target storage subsystem to replace the original target storage subsystem, creating second copy services relationships between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and the one or more source volumes on the source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality, and terminating the first copy services relationships after all the second copy services relationships are full duplex.. .
02/27/14
20140059003
Automated migration to a new target volume via merged bitmaps to maintain consistency
Aspects of the present invention relate to data migration and/or disaster recovery. One embodiment enables merging of bitmaps to allow for automation of the process of switching to a different target volume on the same storage subsystem without major interruption of data recovery capability and limited interruption of host i/o to the source volumes during the migration.
02/27/14
20140058909
System and method for reconciling one or more financial transactions
A system, method and computer program product for reconciling one or more financial transactions of one or more business units. The method includes capturing transaction data from the financial transactions using a first set of data logics.
02/27/14
20140055336
Method, apparatus, and system for controlling three dimensional displays
Method, apparatus, and system for controlling three dimensional displays are provided. The method comprises: acquiring a current time when a liquid crystal raster device is driven by a ac driving voltage signal; shutting down a backlight source when the current time is within a setting period of time included in an input period of the ac driving voltage signal, wherein the setting period of time refers to a period during which a polarity of the ac driving voltage signal changes such that an image crosstalk is generated when the backlight source is in a normal-open state.
02/20/14
20140053010
Data processing system and data processor
One data processor is provided with an interface for realizing connection with the other data processor. This interface is provided with a function for connecting the other data processor as a bus master to an internal bus of the one data processor, and the relevant other data processor is capable of directly operating peripheral functions that are memory mapped to the internal bus from an external side via the interface.
02/20/14
20140051515
Visual target tracking
A method of tracking a target includes classifying a pixel having a pixel address with one or more pixel cases. The pixel is classified based on one or more observed or synthesized values.
02/20/14
20140049552
Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
An image forming apparatus includes a rasterizing unit that rasterizes character information representing a character in a vector form into a first raster image in which pixels are arranged at a first predetermined density, a generator unit that generates a second raster image in accordance with the first raster image rasterized, and a mask image in which plural pixels are arranged at a second predetermined density, the plural pixels including a first pixel, and a second pixel, a exposure unit that irradiates an image carrier with the beam in response to the second raster image generated, a supply unit that supplies a developer to the image carrier which the exposure unit has irradiated with the beam, and develops on a surface of the image carrier an image responsive to the second raster image, and a transfer unit that transfers the developed image to a medium.. .
02/20/14
20140049018
Offset inclined suspension
An independent suspension for a steerable wheel has a support member that is inclined so that the movement of the wheel as it travels over an obstacle includes a rearward vector. The steering spindle is positioned in such a way that it is not perpendicular to the support member, but is angled to provide the desired caster angle, which may vary between embodiments..
02/20/14
20140048738
Nano particle/polyamide composite material, preparation method therefor, and use thereof
The present invention relates to the technical field of polymer composite material, and a nano particle/polyamide composite material, a preparation method therefor and a use thereof are disclosed. The nano particle/polyamide composite material comprises 0.01-99 parts by weight of inorganic nano particles and 1-99.99 parts by weight of a polyamide matrix.
02/13/14
20140047264
Computer information system and dynamic disaster recovery method therefor
The method is performed as a client device and includes receiving a first message that includes a first data usage value. The first message is formatted according to a respective format.
02/13/14
20140047263
Synchronous local and cross-site failover in clustered storage systems
Synchronous local and cross-site switchover and switchback operations of a node in a disaster recovery (dr) group are described. In one embodiment, during switchover, a takeover node receives a failover request and responsively identifies a first partner node in a first cluster and a second partner node in a second cluster.
02/13/14
20140047147
Bus control device, image processing apparatus, and bus control method
A bus control device includes a plurality of bus masters classified into a plurality of groups according to a priority level, a plurality of group buses each group bus being connected to a corresponding group of bus masters and assigned with a priority level determined according to the priority levels of the corresponding group of bus masters, an upper priority bus that arbitrates a plurality of bus obtaining requests received from the plurality of bus maters via the plurality of group buses, a plurality of masks respectively provided for the plurality of bus masters to mask the bus obtaining request addressed to the corresponding group bus from the corresponding bus master, and a plurality of mask controllers respectively provided for the plurality of group buses to output at least one mask signal that controls operation of at least one corresponding mask connected to the corresponding group bus.. .
02/13/14
20140045989
Elastomer composite and method for producing it
A method of producing an elastomer composite. The method includes a) combining a first fluid comprising elastomer latex with a second fluid comprising particulate filler; b) causing the elastomer latex to coagulate, thereby forming masterbatch crumb; c) bringing the masterbatch crumb to a water content of about 1 weight percent to about 20 weight percent, thereby forming a dewatered coagulum; d) removing water from the dewatered coagulum by subjecting the dewatered coagulum to mechanical energy, thereby causing the dewatered coagulum to heat as a result of friction, while allowing the dewatered coagulum to achieve a temperature of about 130° c.
02/13/14
20140045806
Sexual arousal, sexual desire, orgasm and/or pleasure following intravaginal prasterone (dhea) administration in women not suffering or independently from dyspareunia or other symptoms of vulvo-vaginal atrophy
Intravaginal dhea is used for the treatment of at least one condition selected from the group consisting of female hypoactive sexual desire disorder, female sexual arousal disorder, female orgasm disorder and female sexual interest arousal disorder in a woman who either (1) is not suffering from symptoms of vulvo-vaginal atrophy and/or (2) is not suffering from moderate to severe dyspareunia.. .
02/13/14
20140045132
Moving cart mechanism for burner, with positioning adjustment system in industrial oven
“moving cart mechanism for burner, with positioning adjustment system in industrial oven”, comprised by a cart (1) for the burner (q) to be used along the platforms (p) of industrial ovens (f), which base (2) with casters (3) accommodates exhaustion equipment (e) and gas feeding equipment controlled by panel (pa) and, also, a vertical fuse (4) attaching in its helicoids a wheel (5) threaded between superior (6) and inferior (7) sliding gloves, with flat back sides, which are connected by a clamp (8) to a perpendicular arm (9) containing a moving trail (10), forming a burner (q) fixation support. Through its fuse set (4), wheel (5), gloves (6) and (7) and arm (9) with trail (10), the mechanism allows a easier displacement of the cart (1) when, through the burner (q) spin adjustment it can be perfectly loaded in parallel to the platform (p) and together with the oven (f), being able to go up and down, being twisted and, kept away or close to the hatch (po)..


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