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Date/App# patent app List of recent Aster-related patents
02/04/16
20160037514 
 Enhanced node b (enb) and  mtc coexistence patent thumbnailnew patent Enhanced node b (enb) and mtc coexistence
Embodiments of a machine-type communication (mtc) user equipment (ue) and methods for configuring a mtc ue using an evolved node b (enb) are generally described herein. A method for configuring a ue for communication performed by circuitry of an evolved node b (enb) may include broadcasting, from the enb, a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) transmission on a licensed band, transmitting, from the enb to the ue, a physical broadcast channel (pbch) transmission multiplexed with a machine-type communication (mtc) pbch (m-pbch) transmission, the m-pbch transmission including a mtc master information block (m-mib) in a mtc region of the licensed band, wherein the mtc region includes a subset of frequencies of the licensed band, and transmitting, from the enb to the ue, a first data transmission on the mtc region in a downlink..

02/04/16
20160036623 
 Automatic cloud-based disaster recovery system patent thumbnailnew patent Automatic cloud-based disaster recovery system
Restoration devices in a cloud storage system are paired with source containers associated with a mainframe computer, and series of commands are generated based on the pairings to cause copies of data at the source containers to be stored to the restoration devices. A point-in-time copy of the copy of the data at the source containers may be stored to some restoration devices, and a second copy of the data may be stored to other restoration devices.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


02/04/16
20160036375 
 Transportable hybrid power system patent thumbnailnew patent Transportable hybrid power system
A transportable, deployable power system comprising a hybrid power box containing solar panels, wind turbine(s), fuel cells, fuel reformers, and other energy sources. The system could also include waste water and potable water inlet and outlet ports for water treatment.

02/04/16
20160035111 
 Methods and systems for providing mapping, data management, and analysis patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for providing mapping, data management, and analysis
A method for providing mapping, data management and analysis. Creation of a map is initiated with a desired gaussian aggregation and desired color map parameters.

02/04/16
20160034601 
 Optimized rendering of shared documents on client devices with document raster representations patent thumbnailnew patent Optimized rendering of shared documents on client devices with document raster representations
Optimizing the rendering of a document stored on a collaboration server is disclosed. A request for the document is received from the client computer device.
Bluebeam Software, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034550 
 System and  enterprise data management patent thumbnailnew patent System and enterprise data management
Systems and methods for managing, integrating and synchronizing data from a number of different sources for an enterprise. A master data management (“mdm”) system may be used to hold and manage the enterprise's data, and a data integration server may be used to facilitate communications between the mdm system and other data sources, e.g., a crm.
Veeva Systems Inc.


02/04/16
20160034232 
 Printing for-pay content patent thumbnailnew patent Printing for-pay content
In one embodiment, an email communication is received via a network. The email communication includes a content identifier identifying for-pay content hosted at a provider computing system, a sender identifier identifying a sender of the communication, and a printer identifier identifying a network-connected printer.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


02/04/16
20160033393 
 Raster optic device for optical hyper spectral scanning patent thumbnailnew patent Raster optic device for optical hyper spectral scanning
A spectroscopic scanning device, a portable spectroscopic scanning system, and methods for using the spectroscopic scanning device are described that include at least one focusing element configured to collect light, a beam-steering element configured to direct a portion of the collected light from the at least one focusing element, and a detector configured to receive the directed light from the beam-steering element, wherein the beam-steering element is operable to successively select portions of light from a plurality of locations within its field of regard.. .
Smiths Detection Inc.


02/04/16
20160032061 
 Polymer-graphene nanocomposites patent thumbnailnew patent Polymer-graphene nanocomposites
Provided herein is technology relating to polymer-graphene nanocomposites and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods for producing polymer-graphene nanocomposites using master batches comprising graphene and a polymer or polymer precursor. The resulting polymer-graphene nanocomposites comprise a high degree of exfoliation and dispersion of graphene nanoplatelets within the polymer matrix..
Xolve, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030769 
 Method and device for fast raster beam scanning in intensity-modulated ion beam therapy patent thumbnailnew patent Method and device for fast raster beam scanning in intensity-modulated ion beam therapy
A method and device are designed to deliver intensity-modulated ion beam therapy radiation doses closely conforming to tumors of arbitrary shape, via a series of two-dimensional (2-d) continuous raster scans of a pencil beam, wherein each scan takes no more than about 100 milliseconds to complete. The device includes a fast scanning nozzle for the exit of an ion beam delivery gantry.
Phenix Medical Llc


01/28/16
20160029099 

Dynamic item highlighting system


A method and apparatus for highlighting a program listing in a set of program listings based on selection criteria. The selection criteria may indicate that the a broadcaster has agreed to pay a service provider in return for the service provider ensuring that a program listing, corresponding to the program of the broadcaster, is highlighted in a program page that displays a set of program listings, such as television program listings.
Tivo Inc.


01/28/16
20160027479 

Semiconductor memory


Semiconductor memories are provided. The semiconductor memory includes a plurality of sense amplifiers, plurality sets of master data line segments and a plurality of memory segments.
Winbond Electronics Corp.


01/28/16
20160027414 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027211 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027203 

Method and hybrid rendering


A hybrid rendering method includes subdividing a two-dimensional (2d) frame into virtual tiles (hereinafter, referred to as ‘tiles’); classifying the tiles into first tiles which include an object having reflective or transparent properties and second tiles which do not include the object having reflective or transparent properties; storing geometric information of a primitive in the first tiles in a graphics processing unit (gpu) internal memory; and generating a first image by rendering one or more of the first tiles via ray tracing using the geometric information, generating a second image by rendering one or more of the second tiles via rasterization, and outputting a final image by merging the first and second images.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027144 

Exploiting frame to frame coherency in a sort-middle architecture


Pixel values that were computed in a previous frame may be reused for the current frame, operating in a sort-middle architecture. A hash or some other compact representation of all the data used in a tile, including all triangles, uniforms, textures, shaders, etc.
Intel Corporation


01/28/16
20160026903 

Information processing apparatus, control method, and recording medium


In an information processing apparatus according to the present invention, if setting of performing imaging processing of converting a page of print data into a raster image is accepted, a first filter converts a page of first print data into a raster image and stores the raster image as second print data in a storage area, and a third filter acquires the second print data from the storage area, and if setting of not performing the imaging processing is accepted, the first filter transmits the first print data to a second filter that converts print data received from the first filter, and the third filter acquires, from the second filter, the first print data converted by the second filter.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160026541 

Method and system for implementing consistency groups with virtual machines


Disclosed is an approach for implementing disaster recovery for virtual machines. Consistency groups are implemented for virtual machines, where the consistency group link together two or more vms.
Nutanix, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025980 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025977 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y mirror control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025974 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025896 

Generating weather forecasts with human over-the-loop oversight


Methods and systems for providing a “human over-the-loop” or hotl processing of weather forecasts. A forecaster may create and manage polygonal filters, qualifiers and blurbs (fbq's) that can be used to adjust the forecast or describe the forecast for the spatial area circumscribed by the fbq polygon.
The Weather Channel, Llc


01/28/16
20160022516 

Obstacle traversing wheelchair


A wheelchair suspension is provided. The wheelchair suspension includes a frame, a front caster pivot arm, a drive assembly, and a rear caster.
Invacare Corporation


01/28/16
20160022081 

Swivel tree stand device


The invention is a swivel tree stand device having a vertical pole attached by a swivel mechanism to a base set on casters. The pole is designed to attach at multiple points to the tree trunk and to extend in a direction perpendicular, to the level ground which may be roughly parallel to the tree trunk.

01/21/16
20160019494 

System and monitoring movable inventory


At least one rfid data reader configured to receive information from said rfid tag, and configured to receive additional input of data, said reader having at least one communication device constructed and arranged to communicate with said master database.. .

01/21/16
20160019445 

Data processing apparatus, image recording system, data processing method, and recording medium


A black figure specification part of a data processing apparatus specifies a black figure from among a plurality of figures in original image data that represents each figure in a vector format. When the overprint attribute of the black figure is on, a data processing part adds a new black figure whose overprint attribute is off and that indicates a figure central portion of the black figure excluding an outer edge portion of a predetermined width from the edge, to the original image data.
Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160019384 

Trusted monitoring system and method


Methods and apparatus for monitoring remotely located objects with a system including at least one master data collection unit, remote sensor units, and a central data collection server are described. The master unit is configured to monitor any object, mobile or stationary, including monitoring multiple remote sensor units associated with the monitored objects.
Palomar Technology, Llc


01/21/16
20160018662 

Raster, display apparatus and manufacturing the raster


The present invention relates to the field of display technologies, and discloses a raster, a display apparatus and a method of manufacturing the raster. The raster comprises a first substrate and a second substrate arranged to be opposed to each other, a surface of the first substrate facing the second substrate is provided with a plate electrode thereon, a surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate is provided thereon with a plurality strip electrodes arranged to space apart from each other.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd


01/21/16
20160018519 

High frequency acoustic spectrum imaging


A method and a device for high frequency acoustic spectrum imaging for an object over a field of view. A camera captures an image of the object.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


01/21/16
20160018209 

Vehicle wheel alignment method and system based on gyroscopic sensors or angular rate sensors or mems angular rate sensors


The invention relates to a method and system for determining vehicle wheel alignment, and namely camber angles, total and individual toe and front wheel steering axis caster and steering wheel axle tilt angle, by measuring changes in wheel sensor angles from a predetermined (i.e. Control) position.

01/21/16
20160017590 

Centrifugal casting concrete pipe method


A method of lining an interior wall of a pipe is provided. Casting equipment such as a spin caster is used to centrifugally cast material onto the interior wall while the pipe is partially filled with liquid so as to form a coating on the wall above the liquid.
Action Products Marketing Corp.


01/21/16
20160017144 

Process and composition for well dispersed, highly loaded color masterbatch


A highly loaded and well-dispersed masterbatch composition and process for making thereof from a split stream process. The masterbatch composition includes a colorant, a thermoplastic carrier, a metallocene polymer processing aid, and optionally an additive.
Carolina Color Corporation


01/21/16
20160017113 

Process for the production of a composite polymer material with increased filler content


An inventive process for the production of a composite polymer material is provided allowing for the preparation of a composite polymer material with high filler content which may be used as a masterbatch.. .
Omya International Ag


01/21/16
20160016303 

Dust collection method and apparatus


An apparatus and method utilize a conventional portable shop vacuum to facilitate the collection of dust generated by a machine tool in a workshop. Selective translation of the machine tool along a workshop floor among chosen locations is enabled by virtue of casters provided by the shop vacuum.

01/21/16
20160016254 

Raster methodology, apparatus and system for electron beam layer manufacturing using closed loop control


A method for layer-by-layer manufacturing of a three-dimensional work piece, including: (a) delivering a metallic feed material into a feed region; (b) emitting an electron beam; (c) translating the electron beam through a first predetermined raster pattern frame that includes: (i) a plurality of points within the feed region; and (ii) a plurality of points in a substrate region that is outside of the feed region; (d) monitoring a condition of the feed region or the substrate region for the occurrence of any deviation from a predetermined condition; (e) upon detecting of any deviation, translating the electron beam through at least one second predetermined raster pattern frame that maintains the melting beam power density level substantially the same, but alters the substrate beam power density level; and (f) repeating steps (a) through (e) at one or more second locations for building up layer-by-layer.. .
Sciaky, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015190 

Garment rack


Garment rack and garment transport system. A collapsible and mobile garment rack is disclosed that can be easily and efficiently erected and collapsed by a single user.

01/14/16
20160012323 

Method for printing a grayscale raster image


A method is provided for enhancing a grayscale raster image comprising pixels. The method comprises the steps of composing a second raster image of equal dimensions to said raster image, selecting a target pixel in the second raster image, having a target position, and deriving a grayscale value for the target pixel from a grayscale value of a pixel in said raster image that is in a neighborhood of a pixel on a position corresponding to the target position, thereby dispersing the gray value of a pixel in a predetermined range around its original position and working the second raster image up for a halftoning process without using pixel segmentation..
Océ-technologies B.v.


01/14/16
20160012184 

System and master data management


Some implementations may provide a computer-assisted method for master data management, the method including: receiving configuration information defining a model of entities, each entity encoding attributes of a prescriber of one or more healthcare products; receiving specification information defining mapping logic, searching logic, and matching logic, and merging logic for processing base entities and related entities of the model; receiving data from more than one source customer databases, the customer database including data encoding prescribers of healthcare products and being maintained by more than one organizations; translating the received data into staging data according to the mapping logic in the received specification information; generating master data by processing the staging data according to the searching logic, matching logic, and merging logic in the received specification information; and synchronizing at least a portion of the master data to at least one of the source customer databases.. .
Ims Health Incorporated


01/14/16
20160012170 

Customizing a particle-beam writer using a convolution kernel


An exposure pattern is computed which is used for exposing a desired pattern on a target in a charged-particle multi-beam processing apparatus so as to match a reference writing tool, possible of different type: the desired pattern is provided as a graphical representation suitable for the reference tool, such as a raster graphics, on the image area on the target. A convolution kernel is used which describes a mapping from an element of the graphical representation to a group of pixels which is centered around a nominal position of said element.
Ims Nanofabrication Ag


01/14/16
20160011336 

Infrared absorbing compositions, infrared cut filters, camera modules and processes for manufacturing camera modules


Provided are infrared absorbing compositions that allow for preparing infrared absorption patterns having good adhesiveness to substrates on which the infrared absorbing composition is applied. The infrared absorbing composition contains an infrared absorbing material, and a polymerizable compound containing a partial structure represented by formula (1) below: wherein r1 represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group; the asterisk (*) indicates a point of attachment to another atom..
Fujifilm Corporation


01/14/16
20160009744 

Heteroaryl compounds useful as inhibitors of sumo activating enzyme


Or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; wherein y, ra, ra′, rb, rc, x1, x2, x3, rd, z1, and z2 have the values described herein and stereochemical configurations depicted at asterisked positions indicate absolute stereochemistry. Chemical entities according to the disclosure can be useful as inhibitors of sumo activating enzyme (sae).

01/14/16
20160009448 

Bakery tray and dolly


A dolly that can be used with the tray includes a deck having a pair of contiguous support surfaces. A reinforcement rod supports the pair of support surfaces.

01/14/16
20160009382 

Self-orienting aircraft landing gear


An aircraft landing gear self-orients so to align itself within a plane parallel to the plane defined by the aircraft's roll and yaw axis. A nose gear of a tricycle landing gear configuration includes the ability to not only caster 360 degrees but also self-orient itself to be aligned parallel with the plane defined by the aircraft's roll and yaw axis once removed from any interaction with the ground.
Icon Aircraft, Inc.


01/14/16
20160009132 

Caster wheel braking system


A caster wheel braking system for braking rotation of a caster wheel includes a caster having a caster plate, a horn base coupled with the caster plate and rotatable about a vertical axis, a pair of legs extending downwardly from the horn base, and at least one caster wheel coupled with the pair of legs and rotatable about a horizontal axis defined by a wheel axle. A mounting plate is spaced from the caster by a spacer.
Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Company


01/07/16
20160006602 

Method and network infrastructure for the redundant transmission of messages in a distributed real-time system


The invention relates to a method for the redundant transmission of messages in a distributed real-time system, wherein the real-time system comprises two or more computing nodes (101-108) and one or more star couplers (201-209), wherein the computing nodes (101-108) are connected to the star couplers (201-209) by means of bidirectional communication lines (301, 302, 303) and the star couplers (201-209) are interconnected by bidirectional communication lines (310), and wherein the star couplers (201-209) connected by the communication lines (310) form a network infrastructure (200), wherein one or more star couplers (201-209) of the network infrastructure (200) perform one or more activity rasters (1000), wherein an activity raster (1000) consists of alternating active phases (502) and rest phases (501), and wherein any message sent in the network infrastructure is assigned to precisely one activity raster (1000). The invention also relates to a network infrastructure and also a real-time system comprising a network infrastructure of this type..
Fts Computertechnik Gmbh


01/07/16
20160005225 

Automated conversion of two-dimensional hydrology vector models into valid three-dimensional hydrology vector models


A system for automated conversion of two-dimensional hydrology vector models into valid three-dimensional hydrology vector models, comprising a vector extraction engine that retrieves vectors from, and sends vectors to, a vector storage, a dsm server that retrieves a dsm from a dsm storage and computes a dsm from stereo disparity measurements of a stereo pair retrieved from a raster storage, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for automated hydrology vector model development utilizing the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


01/07/16
20160005149 

Automated seamline construction for high-quality high-resolution orthomosaics


A system for semi-automated feature extraction comprising an image analysis server that receives and initializes a plurality of raster images, a feature extraction server that identifies and extracts image features, a mosaic server that assembles mosaics from multiple images, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for generating a cost raster utilizing the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


01/07/16
20160005081 

Triggered content modification


Triggered content can be broadcast, streamed, displayed, or otherwise presented to consumers in response to identifying triggering content in a media programming log, or through analysis of content that is currently being, or has recently been, broadcast to identify topics or events of interest to an advertiser or broadcaster. Triggered content, which is related to the triggering content, can be provided to consumers via one or more different media platforms.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.


01/07/16
20160004975 

Automated end-to-end sales process of storage appliances of storage systems using predictive modeling


Techniques for generating end-to-end sales leads based on storage capacity forecast using predictive modeling are described herein. According to one embodiment, diagnostic data is received from a data collector that periodically collects the diagnostic data from a storage system having one or more storage units to store data objects.
Emc Corporation


01/07/16
20160004602 

Copy-on-read process in disaster recovery


Systems, methods, and computer products for copy-on-read processes in disaster recovery include: making a disaster recovery storage volume available for read access before all data from a corresponding primary storage volume has been copied to a disaster recovery storage volume; maintaining a record of regions of the disaster recovery storage volume; in response to receiving a read request for data at the disaster recovery system: looking up the record of regions of the disaster recovery storage volume to determine available data for the read request; reading any available data from the disaster recovery storage volume; obtaining data unavailable at the disaster recovery storage volume from the corresponding primary storage volume; updating the disaster recovery storage volume with the obtained data; supplying the obtained data to the read request; and updating the record of regions of the disaster recovery storage volume for the regions of the obtained data.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


01/07/16
20160004477 

Data transfer apparatus and data transfer method


In a data transfer apparatus, a data coupling unit includes a command transfer unit that outputs a write address based on transfer requests input from a bus master, a judgment result indicating whether data corresponding to the input transfer requests are continues, and a judgment result indicating whether a size after coupling exceeds an arbitrary burst length. The data coupling unit includes a buffer unit that retains the data input from the bus master according to the write address, a buffer management unit that retains information used by the data coupling unit to couple the transfer requests, and a coupled command transfer unit that generates a transfer request after coupling, having a data size less than or equal to the arbitrary burst length and a start address based on the arbitrary burst length..
Socionext Inc.


01/07/16
20160004195 

Image forming apparatus, fixing temperature control method, and fixing temperature control program


An image forming apparatus includes: a printing unit that includes an image forming unit that forms a toner image of each page on recording paper, and a fixation unit that thermally fixes the toner image on the recording paper; and a control unit that controls the printing unit and includes a data acquisition unit, an analysis unit, a rasterization unit, and a printing control unit, wherein the analysis unit includes a band division unit that divides each page into a plurality of bands, and a condition determination unit that determines whether or not low temperature fixation executed at a relatively low temperature is allowed for each of the bands, and sets a fixing temperature for each of the bands based on a determination result, and the printing control unit controls a fixing temperature of the fixation unit based on the fixing temperature set for each of the bands.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


01/07/16
20160001805 

Infant stroller apparatus


An infant stroller apparatus includes a stroller frame having a leg frame, a stand platform pivotally connected with the leg frame about a pivot axis, and a spring connected with the leg frame. The stand platform is connected with a caster assembly disposed rearward relative to the pivot axis.
Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited


01/07/16
20160000022 

Biodegradable mulch for agricultural applications


Biodegradable mulch of the type used in various agricultural applications is made by multi-layer extrusion from a mixture of two compostable biodegradable polymers that comply with the en13432 standard and that include potato starch, a black masterbatch and biodegradable recycled polymers. The mulch self-degrades in a short period of time, becoming a compostable material that enriches the soil, avoiding the collecting and cleaning tasks that are necessary in conventional mulches..
Sphere Group Spain, S.l.


12/31/15
20150382004 

Limited error raster compression


Embodiments of the invention relate to an image or raster compression method that includes receiving pixel data for a raster comprising a two dimensional (2d) array of pixels where each pixel is associated with a data value. The method further includes receiving a user defined parameter defining a maximum error allowable per pixel for a compression algorithm.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (esri)


12/31/15
20150380125 

Resin composition for high dielectric constant materials, molded article containing same, and master batch for coloring


This resin composition for high dielectric constant materials contains 40-80% by mass of (a) a resin material and 20-60% by mass of (b) a carbon black. The carbon black (b) has a dbp absorption of 10-50 ml/100 g and an iodine adsorption of 5-40 mg/g.
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379763 

Method and filtered coarse pixel shading


An apparatus and method for performing coarse pixel shading (cps). For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: a method for coarse pixel shading (cps) comprising: pre-processing a graphics mesh by creating a tangent-plane parameterization of desired vertex attributes for each vertex of the mesh; and performing rasterization of the mesh in a rasterization stage of a graphics pipeline using the tangent-plane parameterization..
Intel Corporation


12/31/15
20150379431 

Spectral data analytic cube classifier (spadacc) for continuous wide area geospatial modeling using normalized and higly dimensional multispectal raster data


A system for enhanced geospatial modeling using a spectral data analytic cube classifier and normalized multispectral raster data, comprising a geospatial modeling server that receives and analyzes input imagery, a data import/export server that provides data for review or interaction and receives data to provide to the analysis server, and a database that stores data, and a method for enhanced geospatial modeling using raster data according to the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379340 

Image processing device


A binarizing section generates binary image data representing a binary image from raster image data representing a raster image. A white-pixel ratio determining section determines, based on the binary image data, a white pixel ratio for each line of the binary image and a position of each of lines having a white pixel ratio equal to or greater than a predetermined first threshold among the lines of the binary image, and also determines a white pixel ratio for an entirety of the binary image.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


12/31/15
20150378894 

System and implementing cache consistent regional clusters


When multiple regional data clusters are used to store data in a system, maintaining cache consistency across different regions is important for providing a desirable user experience. In one embodiment, there is a master data cluster where all data writes are performed, and the writes are replicated to each of the slave data clusters in the other regions.
Facebook, Inc.


12/31/15
20150378655 

Image processing apparatus


Provided are: an identifying process unit that calculates a product set of rendering instructions for objects included in a processing-target page and rendering instructions for objects included in a page different from the processing-target page; a blank sheet determining unit that identifies a body object and that determines whether the body object has been identified, the body object being obtained by excluding the objects corresponding to the rendering instructions included in the product set from objects included in the processing-target page; and a rip processing unit that generates raster data after excluding a page for which a determination has been made that the body object has not been identified.. .
Riso Kagaku Corporation


12/31/15
20150378441 

Input apparatus


An input apparatus includes: a light source that emits detection light toward a first direction, and raster scans a detection interface defined in space, with the detection light; a first light sensor that is disposed closer to the light source than the detection interface, and detects first reflected light which is the detection light that has been reflected; a second light sensor that detects second reflected light which is the detection light that has been reflected off an instructing body that has entered a detection region extending from the detection interface toward the light source; and a control unit that detects a coordinate value of the instructing body using received-light data obtained by the first light sensor and the second light sensor receiving light at the same timing.. .
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150376382 

Rubber composition for tire tread and tire manufactured by using the same


Disclosed is a rubber composition for tire treads and a tire manufactured using the same. The rubber composition for tire treads includes 50 to 200 parts by weight of a wet masterbatch, 60 to 70 parts by weight of a raw rubber, and 50 to 200 parts by weight of a carbon black, the wet masterbatch being prepared by reacting 50 to 200 parts by weight of a carbon black, 20 to 100 parts by weight of a plant based resin and 50 to 200 parts by weight of a processing oil with respect to 100 parts by weight of a styrene-butadiene latex, according to a batchwise method.
Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150376381 

Rubber composition for tire tread and tire manufactured by using the same


Disclosed is a rubber composition for tire treads and a tire manufactured using the same. More particular, the rubber composition for tire treads includes 50 to 200 parts by weight of a wet masterbatch prepared by reacting a styrene-butadiene latex, a carbon black and a liquid styrene-butadiene copolymer at 50 to 95° c.
Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150376380 

Modified fillers for rubber compounding and masterbatches derived therefrom


A method for manufacturing a modified silica product includes admixing a mercapto silane and a silica to form a hydrophobated silica, and treating the hydrophobated silica with an oxidizing agent. Likewise, a method for manufacturing a silica masterbatch with the modified silica product includes the admixing a mercapto silane solution and a silica slurry to form a hydrophobated silica slurry, and then treating the hydrophobated silica slurry with an oxidizing agent to form a modified silica slurry.
Industrias Negromex, S.a. De C.v.


12/31/15
20150376348 

Rubber compositions including cellulose esters and inorganic oxides


A process for preparing a vulcanizable composition, the process comprising mixing a vulcanizable rubber, a chemically-treated inorganic oxide, and a cellulose ester to prepare an initial masterbatch, introducing a rubber curative to the masterbatch, and mixing the masterbatch and curative to form the vulcanizable composition.. .
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Llc


12/31/15
20150375565 

Swivel lock for a caster


A caster comprises a body including a stem cavity with a stem of the caster rotatably mounted in the stem cavity to permit rotation of the stem relative to the body about a stem access. The stem may comprise a spline shaft extending from the stem into the stem cavity.
Shepherd Caster, Llc


12/31/15
20150374086 

Travel bag having variable storage chamber


The present invention relates to a travel bag having movable casters mounted on the underside thereof, one-step and two-step support rods and a movable handle insertedly mounted on the top thereof, comprising: an auxiliary housing disposed to a given height on the top portion of one side thereof in such a manner as to be slidingly coupled to slide surfaces 12 disposed at the inside thereof; and an auxiliary storage chamber formed at the inside of the auxiliary housing when the auxiliary housing is moved up along the slide surfaces.. .

12/24/15
20150372891 

System and facilitating the exchange of user traffic between web sites


System and methods for facilitating link exchange partnerships between webmasters in which an approximately equal and optimal amount of user traffic is sent between the web sites. Specifically, the method of creating a link exchange partnership and fulfilling of its obligations includes providing a webmaster the opportunity to propose link exchange partnerships with other webmasters, giving the webmaster on the receiving end of the link exchange partnership proposal the opportunity to accept or decline the request, determining the maximum amount of user traffic that two webmasters can agree to send to each other while still accounting for each of the webmasters other link exchange partnerships, and displaying partner widgets on both webmasters' web sites that display links to the other web site's content to a determined percentage of each web site's users with the intention that the displaying of the links will result in an approximately equal and optimal amount of user traffic directed from one web site to the other web site..

12/24/15
20150371421 

Map display device and map display method


A map display device 200 stores a map image dataset 211 with image pixels including a plurality of static-type pixels 410 each having only one color value 412, and a plurality of dynamic-type pixels 420 each having a predefined set of color values 422-426, and a function definition field 428 which defines a function to select between said color values 422-426. A graphics processor 220 processes one tile 401 of map image data by, for each of the dynamic type pixels 420, retrieving the function identified by the function definition field 428, applying a current time value to the function, and selecting one of the predefined set of color values 422-426 according to a result of the function.
Bae Systems Plc


12/24/15
20150370841 

Method and guaranteeing and optimizing data exchange in mobile m2m communication with restricted connectivity


A method for transmitting data from a mobile unit to a backend system includes, when connectivity is present between the mobile unit and the backend system: receiving, by the mobile unit, a master index from the backend system, deleting, by the mobile unit, data of the local database which are contained in the master database based on a comparison of a local index with the master index and updating the local index, transmitting, by the mobile unit, data stored in the local database which are not yet contained in the master database, receiving and storing a new master index from the backend system, and deleting the transmitted data of the local database based on a comparison of the updated local index with the new master index and further updating the local index.. .
Deutsche Telekom Ag


12/24/15
20150370660 

Using stretched storage to optimize disaster recovery


Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems include determining that at least a portion of a protected site has become unavailable. A first logical storage device within underlying storage of a recovery site is determined to be a stretched storage device stretched across the protected and recovery sites.
Vmware, Inc.


12/24/15
20150370659 

Using stretched storage to optimize disaster recovery


Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems include receiving a command to perform a failover workflow for a plurality of logical storage devices from a protected site to a recovery site. A first logical storage device within the plurality of logical storage devices is determined to be a stretched storage device.
Vmware, Inc.


12/24/15
20150370208 

Image forming apparatus, control method, and program


When calculating a toner consumption amount that is based on a dot count value of raster data, the toner consumption amount can be estimated more accurately by taking into consideration density control as well as pulse width control, which are used as part of image formation processing.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/24/15
20150368446 

Masterbatch composition, using, and rubber composition


A masterbatch composition including glass bubbles dispersed in a blend of syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene and cis-1,4-polybutadiene is disclosed. The glass bubbles are present in an amount of at least 30 percent by weight, based on the total weight of the masterbatch composition.
3m Innovative Properties Company


12/24/15
20150367695 

Mower with front caster wheel suspension


A lawn maintenance vehicle caster wheel assembly includes a suspension and a fork. The fork is rotatably connected to a structural member of the lawn maintenance vehicle.
Mtd Products Inc


12/24/15
20150366188 

Antimicrobial polymers and methods for their production


Antimicrobial or antiseptic polymers may be produced by incorporation of an antimicrobial ingredient into the polymer by grafting, copolymerization, or via a combined antimicrobial/plasticizer ingredient. The polymer may be produced as a masterbatch, or a ready to process polymer for producing antimicrobial products.
Empire Technology Development Llc


12/17/15
20150365252 

Network distributor


A data network comprises a master, a network distributor and a plurality of network users. The network distributor is connected to a master data path, a first and a second user data path.
Beckhoff Automation Gmbh


12/17/15
20150363888 

Financial statement forecaster


Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for use in financial forecast systems, where historical financial data is analyzed for purposes of providing projected financial statements. An exemplary apparatus is configured to receive financial data, from a predetermined period of time in the past that is associated with a business entity requesting to receive projected financial statements, analyze the financial data from the predetermined period of time in the past, and determine based on the analysis a financial forecast for the entity for a predetermined period of time in the future, and provide one or more projected financial statements for the predetermined time period in the future based at least partially on the financial forecast of the entity..
Bank Of America Corporation


12/17/15
20150363283 

Multi-threaded server control automation for disaster recovery


Systems and methods for multi-threaded server control automation for disaster recovery are described. A method may include initiating a disaster recovery sequence on two or more processors, wherein the disaster recovery sequence comprises a plurality of subsequences.
Unisys Corporation


12/17/15
20150363276 

Multi-site disaster recovery mechanism for distributed cloud orchestration software


Multi-site disaster recovery mechanism performed by the following steps: (i) providing a disaster recovery (dr) system that includes a plurality of sites where each site of the plurality of sites actively serves infrastructure-as-a-service to a set of tenant(s); (ii) for each site of the plurality of sites, determining the following characteristics of the site: workloads that require dr, workloads characteristics, tenants and capabilities; (iii) for each site of the plurality of sites, determining a plurality of associated sites; and (iv) on condition that a disaster occurs which impacts a first site of the plurality of sites, distributing a primary site workload of the first site across the associated sites of the first site. The determination of the plurality of associated sites associated with each site is based upon at least one of the following characteristics: capacity, workloads that require dr, workloads characteristics, tenants and/or capabilities..
International Business Machines Corporation


12/17/15
20150361253 

Rubber composition and producing same


A rubber composition obtained by dry-mixing a natural rubber wet master batch yielded by mixing at least a natural rubber latex and a carbon-black-containing slurry solution with each other in a liquid phase and drying the resultant mixture, a dry rubber made mainly of a polybutadiene rubber, and an oil, wherein when the total amount of rubber components in the rubber composition is regarded as 100 parts by mass, the natural rubber is contained in an amount of 50 parts or more by mass, and the polybutadiene rubber is contained in an amount of 20 to 50 parts by mass, and the oil has a pour point of −10 c or lower, and an aniline point of 90 c or higher, and the blend amount of the oil is from 15 to 40 parts by mass for 100 parts by mass of the rubber components.. .
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150360864 

Movable trashcan


A movable trashcan of the present invention is equipped with a set of casters attached to its bottom and an adjustable stop that ensures its stability when motionless. The trashcan has an extendable, telescopic handle that allows it to be readily moved in substantially upright position.

12/17/15
20150360512 

Riveting structure of caster wheel


A riveting structure of a caster wheel contains: a connecting mount, a wheel seat, and a coupling shaft. The connecting mount includes a central hole longitudinally defined at a central position thereof the wheel seat includes a horizontal orifice, a central groove, and an accommodating slot horizontally defined on a distal end of the central groove and communicating with the central groove to accommodate a peripheral rib extending around a distal end of a lower extension of the coupling shaft.

12/17/15
20150360282 

Modular micro mill and manufacturing a steel long product


A modular micro mill for manufacturing steel long product from scrap metal using an induction melting furnace is disclosed. Scrap or pre-refined metal is delivered and melted in the induction melting furnace, the melted steel then being transferred by a preheated tundish to a casting station for producing billets.
M3 Steel Tech Inc.


12/10/15
20150358957 

Method for acquiring system frame number by terminal, terminal, and mobile communication system


A system frame number (sfn) acquisition method is provided. The system frame number (sfn) acquisition method of a terminal according to the present invention includes receiving a first message for adding a secondary cell of a secondary base station from a primary cell of a primary base station, receiving a master information block (mib) broadcast in the secondary cell, and acquiring a sfn information for the secondary cell from the mib, and applying the sfn information to at least one cell of the secondary base station..
Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150358932 

Device for synchronizing the broadcasting of sound signals and sound broadcaster


The sound-signal broadcaster utilizing the ieee 802.11 standard including the transmission of a periodic ieee 802.11 beacon frame signal separate from the transmitted data and representative of the period number of the beacon frame signal, includes: elements for receiving signals according to standard ieee 802.11 representing: the beacon frame signal, and at least one packet representative of the sound signals to be broadcast into which a period number of the beacon frame signal has been incorporated, so as to broadcast the sound signal represented by each data packet at a predefined time on the basis of the period number incorporated into the packet. The broadcaster may include elements for determining a processing operation to be executed on each received packet on the basis of the difference between the period number of the received beacon frame signal and the period number of the beacon frame signal incorporated into the received packet..
Awox


12/10/15
20150357986 

Multi-dimensional array of impedance elements


Circuitry formed of a two-dimensional regular array of capacitive elements 2 is coupled to decoding circuitry in the form of column decoder 8 and a row decoder 6. The decoders 8, 6 are used to select a start point and an end point within a sequence of selected capacitive elements to be connected in parallel following a horizontal raster scan arrangement.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan






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