|| List of recent Aster-related patents
|System for managing cryptographic keys and trust relationships in a secure shell (ssh) environment|
A system for managing cryptographic keys and trust relationships in a secure shell (ssh) environment by mapping network servers, clients, and appliances and locating ssh keys and key pairs associated with each device. The system provides for mapping the network topology and all ssh keys and key pairs stored on network connected devices, and the creation of a master database of all devices, keys and key pairs, key types and encryption strength, and user accounts with which each key or key pair is associated.
|Device for efficient use of packet buffering and bandwidth resources at the network edge|
The invention relates to a hybrid network device comprising a server interface enabling access to a server system memory, a network switch comprising a packet processing engine configured to process packets routed through the switch and a switch packet buffer configured to queue packets before transmission, at least one network interface; and at least one a bus mastering dma controller configured to access the data of said server system memory via said at least one server interface and transfer said data to and from said hybrid network device. According to one aspect of the invention, a bus transfer arbiter configured to control the data transfer from the server memory to the packet processing engine of said hybrid network device..
|Polymer composition for bumpers and interiors and polyethylene-based resin precursor|
Polyolefin compositions suitable for injection molded items e.g. For impact bumpers and car interiors comprising from 30% to 90% by weight of an heterophasic propylene polymer composition (a); and from 10% to 70% by weight of a multimodal ethylene/butene-1 copolymer (b); having density from 0.850 to 0.935 g/cm3, total comonomer content from 6% to 30% by weight, mw/mn from 4 to 20; intrinsic viscosity in decalin at 135° c.
|Lightweight gypsum wallboard|
A lightweight gypsum wallboard having a foamed gypsum core reinforced with pre-gelatinized, e.g., pre-gelled, starch and prepared by mixing an aqueous foam into a gypsum slurry comprising a source of calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of paris), pre-gelled starch and a lignosulfonate dispersant; allowing the so-formed gypsum slurry to set, and then drying the set gypsum core.. .
|Depth scanning with multiple emitters|
Mapping apparatus includes a transmitter, which is configured to emit, in alternation, at least two beams comprising pulses of light along respective beam axes that are mutually offset transversely relative to a scan line direction of a raster pattern. A scanner is configured to scan the two or more beams in the raster pattern over a scene.
|Fast high-fidelity flood-filling on vector artwork|
Techniques are disclosed for performing flood-fill operations on vector artwork. In one embodiment, a region under a point of interest (poi) of vector artwork is rasterized and flood-filled, and an initial bounding shape around that area is used as a first guess as to the area to be filled.
|Culling for higher-order motion blur rasterization|
Efficient overlap tests between a screen space tile and a moving triangle with per-vertex motion following bézier curves report conservative time bounds in which the moving triangle overlaps with a tile. The tests can be used in designing efficient hierarchical traversal algorithms for higher order motion blur rendering..
|Utility truck base reinforcement and method of manufacture|
A utility truck with arched reinforcing rods incorporated into the base of a plastic truck during molding. The reinforcing rods are held in place in a mold at a predetermined distance above the mold's inner surface by spacers attached to the ends of the rods.
|Method and system for determining vehicle wheel alignment based on the application of systems using gyroscopic sensors and/or mems angular rate sensors (mems gyroscopes)|
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 tilt angles (caster and kingpin inclination), by measuring changes in wheel sensor angles from a predetermined position. Changes are measured using gyroscopic sensors or mems angular rate sensors (mems gyroscopes)..
|Management apparatus and management method|
Management apparatus and method to prevent a drop in the service quality of data. In a computer system which replicates and holds data which is stored in a storage apparatus by a communication terminal in other storage apparatuses, physical position information of the storage apparatuses and the communication terminal is collected and, at the time of the disaster recovery processing, a storage apparatus for which the data of the secondary system is to be switched to the primary system is selected from among the storage apparatuses which hold the data of the secondary system on the basis of physical position information in a first predetermined period among the collected physical position information of the communication terminal, and a policy preconfigured for the data, and an instruction is issued to the selected storage apparatus to switch the data of the secondary system held by the storage apparatus to the primary system..
|Ndbr wet masterbatch|
The invention relates to an ndbr wet masterbatch comprising -neodymium-catalysed polybutadienes having a high proportion of cis-1,4 units of >95% and a low proportion of 1,2-vinyl content of <1%, with narrow polydispersity of less than 3, with a mooney viscosity (ml1-4 100° c.) between 30 and 90 mu, with a high linearity index (ratio of solution viscosity to mooney viscosity) of 3 to 10 m pas/mu and with a mooney relaxation after 30 seconds of 2 to 12%, the latter being prepared by means of solution polymerization,—at least one carbon black, the carbon black having an iodine absorption number (ion) between 85 and 210 mg/g, measured to astm d1510-1304, and an oil absorption number (oan) between 75 and 150 ml/100 g, measured to astm d2414, and—an oil.. .
|Low density high impact resistant composition and method of forming|
One or more fly ash materials or other optimized mineral fillers having a particle size distribution that may include cinders of selected sizes is mixed to form a filler. The filler is then mixed with an acid scavenger, an antioxidant, a compatibilizer and an impact modifier into a resin to form either a final composition or a masterbatch.
|Scalable geometry processing within a checkerboard multi-gpu configuration|
Systems, apparatus and methods are described including distributing batches of geometric objects to a multi-core system, at each processor core, performing vertex processing and geometry setup processing on the corresponding batch of geometric objects, storing the vertex processing results shared memory accessible to all of the cores, and storing the geometry setup processing results in local storage. Each particular core may then perform rasterization using geometry setup results obtained from local storage within the particular core and from local storage of at least one of the other processor cores..
A toy vehicle includes a body and a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a left rear wheel, and a right rear wheel, with each of these wheels being coupled with the body and rotatable relative to the body. The toy vehicle also includes a caster assembly that includes a swivel-type caster.
|Masterbatch for manufacturing an insulating layer of an electric cable|
A masterbatch including an ethylene copolymer and at least one ethylene comonomer having at least one polar group, an organic peroxide, and an anti-oxidant, the organic peroxide accounting for 0.2 to 100 parts by weight, for 100 parts by weight of the copolymer, and the anti-oxidant accounting for 0.02 to 50 parts by weight, for 100 parts by weight of the copolymer. Also, methods for preparing the masterbatch and to the uses of said masterbatch for manufacturing insulating layers for electric cables and for limiting or preventing the water tree phenomenon for electric cables..
|Apparatus for automated rastering of an end effector over an airfoil-shaped body|
A mechanism for adjusting the orientation of an end effector (e.g., a non-destructive inspection sensor) during movement over a contoured surface, comprising: (1) a pneumatic or spring-loaded plunger shaft that facilitates positioning of an end effector onto a highly contoured surface by allowing a wide range of vertical motion; (2) a rocker pivotably coupled to a distal end of the plunger shaft, the rocker being pivotable about a horizontal axis to allow a pair of follower wheels coupled to distal ends of the rocker arms to follow the contoured surface and keep the end effector oriented correctly relative to the surface without tipping over; and (3) a hozzle (i.e., an end effector holder) attached to the rocker for rotation therewith, the end effector being coupled to the hozzle by an elastomeric gasket or a plurality of springs which allow the orientation of the end effector relative to the hozzle to change in response to contact forces.. .
|Apparatus and method for query based replication of database|
A method includes applying, from a field device, a replication query to a master database on a server. Database records relevant to the replication query are received from the master database.
|Polymer composition for bumpers and interiors and polyethylene-based resin precursor|
Polyolefin compositions suitable for injection moulded items e.g. For impact bumpers and car interiors comprising from 30% to 90% by weight of an heterophasic propylene polymer composition (a); and from 10% to 70% by weight of a multimodal ethylene/c6-c12 alpha olefin copolymer (b); having density from 0.850 to 0.920 g/cm3, total comonomer content from 6% to 30% by weight, mw/mn from 4 to 20; intrinsic viscosity in decalin at 135° c.
|Novel biodegradable master batch and preparation method thereof|
The present invention provides a biodegradable master batch and a preparation method thereof. The biodegradable master batch is prepared by in-situ polymerization of the components in the following formula in weight parts: 10-80 parts of biodegradable monomer or prepolymer, 0.01-5 parts of catalyst, 0.05-5 parts of reaction activator, 0.1-5 parts of thermal stabilizer, 0-80 parts of flame retardant, 0-80 parts of filler, 0-80 parts of antistatic agent, 0-80 parts of pigment, 0-80 parts of foaming agent, and 0-5 parts of surface coupling agent.
|Method to heuristically control formation and properties of a composition|
One or more fly ash materials having a particle size distribution that may include cinders of selected sizes that is heuristically determined to be suitable to form a blend that is mixed with a resin to form a master batch pellet, powder or liquid; or a fully compounded pellet, powder to liquid. The master batch pellet, powder or liquid; or a fully compounded pellet, powder or liquid is later mixed with more resin which is manufactured by a process to produce a finished product.
|Stereoscopic three dimensional projection and display|
A hardware and software independent method and system of providing three-dimensional stereoscopic presentations of simulations which lack 3d stereoscopic graphics is provided wherein advanced graphics features such as view modulation, user tracking, geometry warping, edge blending and interweaved views, are each provided in stereoscopic 3d, allowing for raster-based and projector-based screen projection including multiple tile presentations. Further provided are hardware and software independent motion inputs for simulator seats based on the motion effects produced in simulator applications lacking motion output for simulator seats via translation of simulator camera data into motion input..
|Programmable tile shader|
In accordance with some embodiments, a tile shader executes on a group of pixels prior to a pixel shader. The tile of pixels may be rectangular in some embodiments.
|Towable hardside luggage piece with pass through panel and caster brake system|
A luggage piece in the form of a hardsided suitcase includes a two piece front shell assembly having pockets and a pass through opening to access a main compartment in the luggage in various different ways. A braking system for dual wheel casters is also described..
|Appliance movement system|
According to the present teachings, a system is provided which allows a user or mover to move large, heavy appliances across finished floor surfaces without damaging by scratching, indenting or cracking under the weight of the object. When placing the object on the mover's surface, the weight becomes distributed and absorbed across the mover instead of localized points such as the case with casters, wheels or legs..
|Clear screen broadcasting|
System and method for providing clear screen tv broadcasting to subscribed users. Two signals are provided by the broadcasters for the same channel: a mixed signal that includes the main program and additional content to overlap portions of the main program on the display, and a clear screen signal which includes only the main program.
|Adaptive quiesce for efficient cross-host consistent cdp checkpoints|
A disaster recovery system, including a target datastore for replicating data written to source datastores, and a checkpoint engine (i) for transmitting, at multiple times, quiesce commands to a plurality of host computers, each quiesce command including a timeout period that is adjusted at each of the multiple times, (ii) for determining, at each of the multiple times, whether acknowledgements indicating that a host has successfully stopped writing enterprise data to the source datastores, have been received from each of the host computers within the timeout period, (iii) for marking, at each of the multiple times, a cross-host checkpoint in the target datastore and reducing the timeout period for the quiesce commands at the next time, if the determining is affirmative, and (iv) for increasing, at each of the multiple times, the timeout period for the quiesce commands transmitted at the next time, if the determining is not affirmative.. .
|Apparatus and methods for distributing and storing electronic access clients|
Apparatus and methods for efficiently distributing and storing access control clients within a network. In one embodiment, the access clients include electronic subscriber identity modules (esims), and an esim distribution network infrastructure is described which enforces esim uniqueness and conservation, distributes network traffic to prevent “bottle necking” congestion, and provides reasonable disaster recovery capabilities.
|System and method to proactively maintain a consistent recovery point objective (rpo) across data centers|
A system and method for proactively monitoring and maintaining a consistent recovery point objective (rpo) across data centers, the system comprising: one or more rpo management server(s) logically connected to one or more production sites and one or more disaster recovery sites; a network connecting the said rpo management server(s) with the said production site and the said disaster recovery site wherein the said rpo management server is provided with at least one rpo manager, at least one disaster recovery management (drm) system and at least one replication management system.. .
|Context transfer for data storage|
A method for context transfer for data storage is disclosed. The method includes receiving, from an analysis environment, a request to load a data item for analysis, creating, based on the request, a task request including context information of the data item, transmitting the task request to a data manager environment, receiving, from the data manager environment, an approval of the task request based on the context information, and loading the data item in a master data store in response to the approval..
|Modified rubber masterbatch, and rubber composition and vulcanized rubber produced therefrom, and the preparation processes for them|
The present application relates to a modified rubber masterbatch and preparation method thereof, rubber composition prepared therewith and vulcanized rubber and preparation method thereof. The modified rubber component comprises uncrosslinked rubber and rubber particles having crosslinked structure dispersed therein, wherein the rubber particles having crosslinked structure are synthetic rubber particles and/or natural rubber particles, have an average particle size of 20-500 nm and a gel content of 60% by weight or higher, and wherein the uncrosslinked rubber is styrene-butadiene rubber.
|Method for preparing a masterbatch of natural rubber and silica|
Method for preparing a silica/natural rubber masterbatch, including: doping the silica with magnesium; preparing at least one dispersion of the resulting doped silica in water; bringing a natural rubber field latex into contact with the aqueous doped-silica dispersion and mixing them together so as to obtain a coagulum; recovering the coagulum; and drying the recovered coagulum so as to obtain the masterbatch.. .
|System and method for generating video taping reminders|
Electronic guide products give the user the ability to videotape selected programs. Once a program has successfully been taped a message is displayed, reminding the viewer that they have taped it.
|Drive system for imaging device|
A drive mechanism for a mobile imaging system comprises a main drive geared into a drive wheel for propelling the imaging system, including a base and one or more imaging components, across a surface. The drive mechanism can also include a scan drive that moves the drive mechanism and the one or more imaging components along an axis relative to the base to provide an imaging scan, and a suspension drive that extends the drive wheel relative to a bottom surface when the imaging system is in a transport mode and retracts the drive wheel relative to the bottom surface of the base when the imaging system is in an imaging mode.
|Method and apparatus for arranging pixels of picture in storage units each having storage size not divisible by pixel size|
A data arrangement method includes following steps: obtaining pixel data of a plurality of first n-bit pixels of a picture; and storing the obtained pixel data of the first n-bit pixels in a plurality of m-bit storage units of a first buffer according to a block-based scan order of the picture. The picture includes a plurality of data blocks, and the block-based scan order includes a raster-scan order for the data blocks.
|Apparatuses for communicating with new carrier type physical broadcast channel|
A communication station includes a modulation circuit, a mapping circuit and a transmitting circuit. The modulation circuit is configured to operably modulate the master information block (mib).
|Print control apparatus and print control program|
A print control apparatus including an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image file including on one page a plurality of sets of image data of a raster format for representing an object, a compression processing unit for selecting methods of compression to apply to each of the plurality of sets of image data from among a plurality of methods of compression, in accordance with the properties of the image data, and compressing each of the plurality of sets of image data by the respectively selected methods of compression, a pdl data generation unit for generating pdl data, which is pdl data in which a command to print the image file is described by a page description language and which includes the plurality of sets of compressed image data, and a transfer unit for transferring the generated pdl data to a print unit. .
|Print control apparatus and print control program|
A print control apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit for acquiring at least first image data of a raster format that defines color information and second image data of a raster format that defines an amount of recording with a special color ink different from the color that is indicated by the color information, a pdl data generation unit for generating pdl data with which an instruction for printing a document comprising at least an image represented by the first image data and the second image data is described by a page description language, and a transfer unit for transferring the generated pdl data to a print unit, wherein the pdl data generation unit generating a command for designating a method of printing for the special color ink represented by the second image data and generating pdl data that includes the generated command.. .
|Method and apparatus for arranging pixels of picture in storage units each having storage size not divisible by pixel size|
An exemplary data arrangement method for a picture includes at least the following steps: obtaining pixel data of a plurality of first n-bit pixels of the picture; and storing the obtained pixel data of the first n-bit pixels in a plurality of m-bit storage units of a first buffer based on a raster-scan order of the picture, wherein m and n are positive integers, and m is not divisible by n. Besides, at least one of the m-bit storage units is filled with part of the obtained pixel data of the first n-bit pixels, and the first n-bit pixels include at least one pixel divided into a first part stored in one of the m-bit storage units in the first buffer and a second part stored in another of the m-bit storage units in the first buffer..
|Apparatus and method for displaying waveforms|
An apparatus can include a digitizer configured to digitize input data into a plurality of digitized signals, a rasterizer configured to generate a plurality of raster images from the plurality of digitized signals, the rasterizer including a subtractor configured to decrement a pixel intensity counter, a processor configured to manipulate the raster images based on the pixel intensity counter, and a display device configured to display the raster images.. .
|System and method for providing crowd sourced metrics for network content broadcasters|
A system and method for providing crowd sourced metrics for broadcast content providers. For determinations of such metrics, user consumption of broadcast content in multiple streams by multiple content providers may be monitored and user consumption information regarding the broadcast content may be obtained.
|System and method for visual message communication|
The present disclosure generally relates to broadcasting and telecommunication and, more particularly, to broadcasting of text and visual messages over a geographical area. In one embodiment, a visual information broadcaster is disclosed, comprising: a hardware processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory comprises a plurality of modules capable of being executed by the processor to perform operations, and wherein the plurality of modules comprises: a receiving module configured to receive a first input comprising a string of characters selected from a text, an image, or a combination thereof, a transforming module configured to transform the first input into a first image having at least two dimensions; an encoder module configured to convert the first image into a one-dimensional signal waveform; and a modulator module configured to modulate the one-dimensional signal waveform for transmission via a modulated one-dimensional signal waveform..
|Biopolyester compositions with good transparency and sliding properties|
A composition has been made for biopolyester films, preferably polylactic acid (pla) films, having a low coefficient of friction for improved sliding properties, while maintaining a low haze value for good transparency. The composition, made from a masterbatch of specific additives, produces a film that achieves a haze of two percent or less (measured by astm d1003) and a dynamic coefficient of friction of 0.35 or less (measured by astm d1894-01)..
|Image encoder and image processing system|
According to one embodiment, an image encoder includes a sorter, a pcm (pulse code modulation) pixel inserter, an encoding unit and an output stream generator. The sorter accepts an input stream comprising a plurality of original pixels included in original image data in a raster scan order and changes arrangement of the original pixels to generate sorted data.
|Virtual page generation mechanism|
A method is disclosed. The method includes performing a virtual rasterization of print job data to generate a virtual sheet, fitting the virtual sheet to a job sheet, and printing the job sheet to a physical medium..
|Printing system and printing method for determining ink-saving amount|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a printing system and a printing method for determining an ink-saving amount. The printing system comprises: a rasterizer processor configured to load a content file, and perform a raster process according to a predetermined ink-saving parameter so as to output a raster image; a computer-to-plate (ctp) device configured to output an imaging ctp plate according to the raster image; and a ctp output device configured to print a one-bit tiff image according to the imaging ctp plate; and an ink-saving amount determination device coupled, in parallel with the ctp device, to the rasterizer processor and configured to acquire a raster image when the ink-saving parameter is disabled and compares the raster image with a raster image acquired from the rasterizer processor when the ink-saving parameter is enabled, so as to determine the ink-saving amount available for the content file..
|Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium|
An image processing apparatus includes: an acquiring unit that acquires second raster data generated by reading color sample images formed based on first color sample images of first raster data by an image forming apparatus; a detecting unit that detects a defect present in second color sample images of the second raster data; and a correcting unit that excludes image data of a region where the defect is detected by the detecting unit from the second color sample images, and corrects the color conversion parameters such that a color of each second color sample image formed based on the first raster data by the image forming apparatus comes close to a color corresponding to the first color sample image of the first raster data, based on the second raster data corresponding to a region excluding the region where the defect is detected by the detecting unit, and the first raster data.. .
|Lithography apparatus, an apparatus for providing setpoint data, a device manufacturing method, a method of calculating setpoint data and a computer program|
An exposure apparatus configured to project each of a plurality of radiation beams onto a respective location on a target, the plurality of radiation beams forming a desired dose pattern via a plurality of spot exposures, the nominal position of a characteristic point in the dose distribution of each of the spot exposures lying at points defining a first grid. The apparatus has, or is provided data from, a controller configured to: calculate a target intensity value for each of the plurality of radiation beams to expose the target to the desired dose pattern, the calculation using as input a rasterized representation of the desired dose pattern, the rasterized representation including a dose value defined at each of a plurality of points on a second grid, the first and second grids having the same geometry, and control the exposure apparatus to emit beams with the target intensity values..
|Programmable graphics processor for multithreaded execution of programs|
A processing unit includes multiple execution pipelines, each of which is coupled to a first input section for receiving input data for pixel processing and a second input section for receiving input data for vertex processing and to a first output section for storing processed pixel data and a second output section for storing processed vertex data. The processed vertex data is rasterized and scan converted into pixel data that is used as the input data for pixel processing.
A two-wheeled vehicle 1 includes a steering section 6 which steers a front wheel 4. The steering section includes a steering shaft link 13 which turns about a first steering axis 10 together with a second steering axis 11, a front-wheel support section 14 which turns the front wheel 4 about the second steering axis 11, and a first motor 15 which causes the steering shaft link 13 to turn.
|System and method for performing sensitive geo-spatial processing in non-sensitive operator environments|
Methods and systems are disclosed including transmitting, by processor of a server computer, image raster content of a geo-referenced aerial image to an operator user device without the geo-referencing information of the geo-referenced aerial image; receiving, by the processor of the server computer from the operator user device, image coordinates, which may be in the form of pixel row/column, representing an object or region of interest selected within the image raster content of the geo-referenced aerial image by a data processing operator of the operator user device; and translating the image coordinates into real-world geographic coordinates. The processor may calculate measurements based on the real-world geographic coordinates and may store real-world geographic coordinates and/or measurements.