|| List of recent Calor-related patents
|Devices for performing colorimetric assay with plucked human hair|
Apparatuses are disclosed for performing calorimetric assays with plucked human hair using a device adapted for that purpose. This device may include a transparent reaction vessel connected via a capillary tube to a burst pack, and connected via another capillary tube to a funnel, into which a plucked human hair may be placed..
|Method of determining the nucleotide sequence of oligonucleotides and dna molecules|
The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of dna polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a dna fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection.
|Behavior tracking and modification system|
A behavior modification system includes a network of components that interact to collect various data and provide user feedback. The network may include a personal device, an internet-enabled storage device and a hub capable of receiving communications from the personal device and communicating to the storage device.
A magnetic toner is provided that exhibits an excellent electrostatic offset resistance both initially and after long-term use. The magnetic toner contains: magnetic toner particles containing a binder resin and a magnetic body; and inorganic fine particles present on the surface of the magnetic toner particles, wherein the inorganic fine particles present on the surface of the magnetic toner particles contain a prescribed metal oxide fine particle in a prescribed proportion; the magnetic toner has prescribed numerical value ranges for a coverage ratio a of the magnetic toner particle surface covered by the inorganic fine particles and for a coverage ratio b by the inorganic fine particles that are fixed to the magnetic toner particle surface; the magnetic toner particle contains a crystalline polyester; and measurement of the magnetic toner with a differential scanning calorimeter provides a characteristic differential scanning calorimetric curve..
|Pneumatic tire for heavy load, and method for producing the same|
In the method according to the invention for producing a pneumatic tire for heavy load, it is important that the following vulcanizing conditions are satisfied, the temperature for vulcanizing the tread region is 140° c. Or lower, a vulcanization calorie given to the bead regions is a calorie corresponding to a time of 25 to 40 minutes in terms of the vulcanization calorie at a vulcanizing temperature of 140° c., and the ratio of a vulcanization calorie given to the front surface of the tread region to the vulcanization calorie given to the bead regions is 0.6 or more and less than 1.0, these vulcanization calories being each in terms of the vulcanization calorie at the vulcanizing temperature of 140° c..
|System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness utilizng multiple user trend data having user selectable parameters|
A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.
|Induction of differential stress resistance and uses thereof|
This invention relates to methods of inducing differential stress resistance in a subject with cancer by starving the subject for a short term, administering a cell growth inhibitor to the subject, or reducing the caloric or glucose intake by the subject. The induced differential stress resistance results in improved resistance to cytotoxicity in normal cells, which, in turn, reduces cytotoxic side-effects due to chemotherapy, as well as improved effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents..
|Magnetocaloric heat generator|
A magnetocaloric heat generator (1) which comprises at least one magnetocaloric unit (21) provided with at least one magnetocaloric material (3) in thermal contact with a heat transfer fluid (f) and at least one magnetic unit (41) capable of subjecting the magnetocaloric material (3) to a variable magnetic field. This generator (1) is characterized in that each unit (21, 41) has a modular configuration and comprises at least one fitting form (e1, e2, e3) which facilitates assembly with another unit (41, 21), along a same median axis (m), which is provided with a complementary fitting form (e1, e2, e3)..
|Polymer electrolyte membrane, membrane electrode assembly using same and polymer electrolyte fuel cell|
The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a block copolymer containing each one or more of: a segment (a1) containing anionic group; and a segment (a2) not containing an ionic group. The polymer electrolyte membrane forms a co-continuous (m1) or lamellar phase-separated (m2) structure, and gives a crystallization heat quantity of 0.1 j/g or larger determined by differential scanning calorimetry, or a degree of crystallinity of 0.5% or larger determined by wide-angle x-ray diffractometry..
|Synthetic cold seal adhesive|
An adhesively sealed product is disclosed comprising a first surface, a second surface, and an adhesive layer bonding said first surface to said second surface; said adhesive layer comprising a copolymer and a protective colloid, the copolymer being derived from monomers including one or more a c1 to c20 alkyl(meth)acrylates and having a glass transition temperature (tg) of from −40° c. To 0° c.
|Non-alcohol, beer-taste beverage having high ratio of monosaccharides and disaccharides|
The present invention aims to provide a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having a low saccharide content and a low calorie content, and that has a snappiness. The present invention provides a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having a total amount of an extract component(s) in a specific range, and comprising a monosaccharide(s), a disaccharide(s), and a trisaccharide(s) at a specific saccharide composition..
|Beverages containing rare sugars|
Zero- and reduced-calorie frozen carbonated beverages comprising rare sugars are provided herein. The beverages contain a freezing point depressant composition comprising at least one rare sugar and, optionally, one or more other freezing point depressant compounds.
|Kit and method for preventing or treating obesity|
A kit and method for preventing or treating obesity are provided, which include a probe for identify a subject at risk of being obese and a composition composed of yerbe maté extract, guarana extract, and damiana extract to decrease the consumption of calories and carbohydrates, increase glp-1 levels and decrease ghrelin levels.. .
|Composite thermal insulation system|
The invention relates to an insulated building wall comprising a composite thermal insulation system and an external building wall, where the composite thermal insulation system is affixed to the side of the building wall facing away from the building, the composite thermal insulation system comprising an at least two-layer thermal insulation cladding, with at least two layers each containing from 25 to 95% by weight of aerogel and from 0 to 75% by weight of inorganic fibres and from 0 to 70% by weight of inorganic fillers, wherein the layers of the thermal insulation cladding are joined to one another by means of an inorganic binder and the composite thermal insulation system has a gross calorific potential of less then 3 mj per kilogram.. .
|Method of predicting viscosity behavior of thermosetting resin, simulation software, method of producing thermosetting resin, and underfill produced in the production method|
A method of predicting viscosity behavior of a thermosetting resin is provided that is capable of predicting viscosity behavior of a thermosetting resin and void generation in the underfill is suppressed while good solder connection is obtained. The method includes: measuring a reaction rate and measuring viscosity behavior to measure a calorimetry peak and viscosity behavior of the thermosetting resin with three or more rates of temperature increase respectively; fitting a reaction rate to fit measurement data with each rate of temperature increase obtained by the measuring a reaction rate to a kamal model formula to obtain fitting curves; fitting viscosity behavior to fit parameters in the kamal model formula and the measurement data for each rate of temperature increase obtained by the measuring viscosity behavior to a castro-macosko model formula to obtain fitting curves; and calculating virtual viscosity behavior to calculate virtual viscosity behavior of the thermosetting resin at the arbitrary rate of temperature increase by simulation based on each fitting curve for each rate of temperature increase obtained by the fitting viscosity behavior..
|Polymer and solar cell encapsulant using the polymer|
(a3): the polymer has a melting point of 42° c. To 90° c.
|System and methods for monitoring food consumption|
The invention provides a system for monitoring food consumption of a subject, comprising: a registration system configured to receive food data comprising nutrients and/or calories contained in one or more food item served to the subject; an intake detection system configured to detect consumption of said one or more food item, thereby generating real-time food consumption data; and a tracking and analysis system configured to receive food data from said registration system and consumption data from said intake detection system, and configured to utilize said food data and said consumption data to calculate a total amount of one or more nutrient and/or calories consumed by the subject. The invention further provides methods for monitoring food consumption of a subject..
|Frozen carbonated beverage, concentrate and method|
The present invention is a frozen carbonated beverage, a method of making a frozen carbonated beverage and a frozen carbonated beverage concentrate. The frozen carbonated beverage and frozen carbonated beverage concentrate contain fruit juice.
|Thermo-magnetic cycle apparatus|
A vehicle air-conditioner has a magneto-caloric effect type heat pump apparatus (mhp apparatus). Mhp apparatus has a magneto-caloric element (mce element) which generates heat dissipation and heat absorption in response to strength change of an external magnetic field.
|Phytoecdysones for use in weight stabilization after a weight-loss diet|
Phytoecdysones to avoid weight gain in obese mammals previously having undergone a hypocaloric weight-loss diet. The phytoecdysones are added to a food composition.
|Methods and apparatus for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness|
Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and exercise.
|Non-alcohol, beer-taste beverage having improved finish|
The present invention aims to provide a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having a low saccharide content and a low calorie content, and that has an improved finish. The present invention provides a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having an α acid content in a specific range and a total amount of an extract component(s) in a specific range..
|Reduced calorie infant formulas containing specific whey to casein ratios|
The present disclosure is directed to nutrition systems including at least a first and a second reduced calorie infant formula having varying whey to casein protein weight ratios for reducing inflammation-related diseases later in life. Particularly, the nutrition systems may be administered to a newborn infant to reduce the risk of obesity later in life..
|Meal intended for human consumption|
This invention relates to a plurality of compositions for dietary health management and its use in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, and also in the prevention and/or management of obesity and generally in weight management and loss. Thus a meal intended for human consumption is provided, the meal comprising: (a) 250-650 kilocalories (1045-4180 kilojoules); (b) 10-50, preferably 20-50, more preferably 30-50 g fibre; (c) 10-50, preferably 10-30, more preferably 10-20 g protein; (d) 0 to 5, preferably less than 3 g starch; and (e) 0 to 2, preferably 0 to 1, most preferably 0 to 0.5 g lactose; (f) at least 20, preferably at least 30, most preferably at least 40 mg of any one flavonoid aglycone; and (g) at least 30, preferably at least 40, most preferably at least 50 mg of any one flavonoid glucoside; wherein the meal comprises 75-1000 mg of total flavonoid aglycone and flavonoid glucoside, wherein the meal comprises no more than 250 mg of any one flavonoid aglycone, wherein the meal comprises no more than 250 mg of any one flavonoid glucoside..
|Low calorie nutritional compositions for maintaining metabolic balance|
The present invention provides nutritional compositions (for example, sensorially acceptable nutritional compositions) that comprise a fruit component, a fiber component, and a micronutrient component. Also provided are methods of making and using the nutritional compositions..
|Formulations of concentrated prunes and prebiotics as laxatives and dietary supplements|
The present invention describes a formulation comprising a prune and/or plum concentrate, and one or more water-soluble, non-digestible, prebiotic oligosaccharides. Optionally, one or more low calorie sweeteners, an antioxidant, calcium sennosides, or sennosides extract, peg-3350, licorice, cocoa, coffee, tea flavors; fruit flavorings and spice flavorings, gelatin, agar-agar, carrageenan, pectin or cocoa powder are added.
|Dietary supplement system for multifunctional anti-aging management and method of use|
A dietary supplement system includes a dietary supplement composition for oral administration by an individual in the morning, the composition, including (a) a telomere maintenance complex including: purslane extract (aerial parts); turmeric rhizome extract (95% curcuminoids); quercetin dehydrate, cayenne pepper fruit; vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate); fenugreek seed; astragalus root extract, omega fatty acid complex including linoleic acid; alpha-linolenic acid; oleic acid borage seed oil gamma-linolenic acid), evening primrose oil fish body oil (eicosapentaenoic acid; docosahexaenoic acid); (b) a calorie restriction mimetics and gene expression complex including trans-resveratrol (from polygonum cuspidatum root extract); pterostilbene fisetin 50% (buxus microphlla sieb (stem and leaf; alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme q-10, betaine hcl, sulfur (from methylsulfonylmethane); l-carnitine tartrate; l-carnitine hcl, and (c) a free radical scavenger complex, including green tea leaf extract catechin and polyphenols); anthocyanins (from bilberry fruit and grape skin extracts).. .
|Apparatus and method for measuring calorie in a beverage|
The invention relates to an apparatus and method for measuring calorie in a beverage. The apparatus comprises a chamber, an information obtaining unit, a concentration measuring unit, a processing unit and a display screen.
|Method for simulating hair having variable colorimetry and device for implementing said method|
In a first aspect, the method for simulating hair having variable colorimetry comprises preliminarily recording, in a first database (101), a given number of images of given hairstyles and, for each image of a given hairstyle, at least one associated colorimetric conversion matrix for obtaining said hairstyle image by applying said matrix to a reference hairstyle image of the same style; preliminarily recording, in a second database (102), at least one colorimetric conversion matrix per lotion for a given number of capillary lotions (l1-lk); determining a resembling hairstyle image in said database by image recognition from an image of a hairstyle (401) retrieved from an initial digital image of a person (400); identifying, in the first database, a reference hairstyle image of the same style as the style of the resembling hairstyle image and a calorimetric conversion matrix associated with the resembling hairstyle image; creating an avatar (410) from the initial digital image of the person (400), which avatar superimposes the image of the face of the person (402) preliminarily retrieved from said initial image, and a hairstyle image (403) reconstructed by applying a calorimetric conversion matrix associated with the resembling hairstyle image to an image of a reference hairstyle from said first database; applying a calorimetric conversion matrix from said second database (102), which matrix corresponds to the capillary lotion selected for simulating the expected color, to said reconstructed hairstyle image.. .
|Apparatus, diabetic treatment system and method for sweetening food|
The current invention relates to an apparatus, in particular a dietary dispenser, to a diabetic treatment system and to a method for sweetening food. The technical problem of enabling the consumer to be satisfied with the flavor, in particular the sweetness, of food and at the same time providing the optimal amount of calories and/or carbohydrates to the consumer in a simple and secure way is solved by an apparatus, in particular a dietary dispenser, comprising at least two reservoirs, at least one nozzle and a dispense mechanism.
|Magnetic heating/cooling apparatus|
[means to solve problem] a magnetic cooling/heating apparatus comprising: a heat transfer unit 1000a comprising a plurality of heat transfer devices 50-1, 50-2, . .
|Thermo-magnetic cycle apparatus|
A magneto-caloric effect type heat pump apparatus provides a thermo-magnetic cycle apparatus. A magnetic field modulating device has a rotary permanent magnet.
|Heat pump with magneto caloric materials and variable magnetic field strength|
A heat pump system is provided that uses mcm for heating or cooling. A magnetic field of decreasing flux intensity is used to decrease power consumption and reduce e.g., the size of one or more magnetic devices associated with creating the magnetic field.
|Calorimetric microfluidic sensor|
A microfluidic sensor includes a microchannel that includes a reaction site with a reagent and a sample inlet. A liquid substance is received at the sample inlet and travels by capillary action to the reaction site.
|Devices and methods for determining the weight of a treadmill user|
A treadmill may comprise a drive motor positioned and configured to drive a treadbelt, and an electrical current sensor configured to measure the electrical current utilized by the drive motor. The treadmill may also include a computer programmed and configured to analyze the measured electrical current usage by the drive motor to determine the weight of a person positioned on the treadbelt.
|Domestic appliance and gaming system interface|
A domestic appliance for recommending a recipe to a user, the domestic appliance comprising: a network connection to receive at least one user energy expenditure parameter; at least one processor programmed to: determine an energy expenditure of the user based on the at least one user energy expenditure parameter; determine a caloric intake recommendation based on the energy expenditure of the user; and determine a recipe recommendation based on the caloric intake recommendation; and at least one audio transducer and/or at least one display configured to communicate the recipe recommendation to the user, said at least one audio transducer being configured to audibly communicate the recipe recommendation, and said at least one display being configured to display the recipe recommendation.. .
|Feedback systems and methods for communicating diagnostic and/or treatment signals to enhance obesity treatments|
Feedback systems and methods communicate implanted sensor-based feedback signals to promote behavior modifications that ameliorate obesity and other eating disorders. The system and methods described may also be applicable to any treatment in which presenting feedback regarding patients' eating and exercise habits is desired.
|Device and method for generating a second temperature variation from a first temperature variation|
A device for generating a second temperature variation Δt2 from a first use temperature variation Δt1, includes an elastocaloric material layer, having an internal temperature which is able to vary by Δt2 in response to a given mechanical stress variation Δσ applied to the elastocaloric material layer. The variation Δσ being induced by the first use temperature variation Δt1 there is a suspended element in mechanical contact with the elastocaloric material layer so as to apply to this layer a mechanical stress that varies in response to the use temperature variation Δt1.
|Plastic flame housing and method of making the same|
A flame element can comprise: a flame housing, fuel, and a medium for a flame. The flame housing is formed from a composition comprising: (a) a first polycarbonate having a loi of greater than or equal to 25% and a glass transition temperature of greater than 170° c.
|Methods, systems, and devices for calculating temperature change of an electrocaloric effect material|
Examples are generally described that include monitoring an electrocaloric effect device. A varying voltage may he applied across an electrocaloric effect material.
|Magnetocaloric heat generator|
A magnetocaloric heat generator having an assembly of at least two magnetocaloric modules with a heat transfer fluid flowing through them. The cold ends of the modules are in fluidic communication via a cold transfer circuit and the hot ends are in fluidic communication via a hot transfer circuit.
|First-order phase-transition la(fe,si)13-based magnetocaloric material showing small hysteresis loss and preparation and use thereof|
The invention provides a first-order phase-transition la(fe,si)13-based magnetocaloric material showing small hysteresis loss, and preparation and use thereof. The material has a nazn13-type structure, is composed of granules with a particle size in the range of 15˜200 μm and not less than 15 μm, and is represented by chemical formula la1-xrx(fe1-p-qcopmnq)13-ysiyaα.
|Conduction based magneto caloric heat pump|
A heat pump is provided that uses multiple stages of mcms to cause heat transfer between a heat receiving end and a heat transmitting end. Thermal blocks are placed along the direction of heat transfer at locations in the heat pump that preclude the transfer of heat in a direction from the heat transmitting end towards the heat receiving end.
|Peakforce photothermal-based detection of ir nanoabsorption|
An apparatus and method of performing photothermal chemical nanoidentification of a sample includes positioning a tip of a probe at a region of interest of the sample, with the tip-sample separation being less than about 10 nm. Then, ir electromagnetic energy having a selected frequency, ω, is directed towards the tip.
|Biometric information processing device, biometric information processing method, and control program|
A biometric information processing device includes a heart rate detection unit, a relative heart rate calculation unit, a relative oxygen intake calculation unit, an oxygen intake estimation unit and a calorie expenditure calculation unit. The relative heart rate calculation unit calculates a relative heart rate obtained from a first difference over a second difference, the first difference being by subtracting a resting heart rate of the subject from the heart rate, the second difference being by subtracting the resting heart rate from a maximum heart rate.
|Biometric information processing device, biometric information processing method, and control program|
A biometric information processing device includes a main case that is designed to be worn on a body of a user. The main case includes a battery unit that provides power to a pulse sensor, a processing unit that determines a biometric information of the user based on information from the pulse sensor, a display unit that displays at least one of the biometric information and a calorie expenditure information spent by the user, and a rotation stop unit that is formed in unison with the main case and is disposed at a 6 o'clock side of the main case, and has an electrical circuit to send an electrical signal to the processing unit..