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NEW Upgrading pon systems using a multi-cycle field awg
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150243

The communication system has first and second optical systems and an optical feed fiber in communication with the first optical system and arranged to convey a feeder optical signal to the second optical system. The first optical system includes a multiplexer configured to multiplex/demultiplex between a first optical line terminal signal, a second optical line terminal signal, and the ...
NEW Document conveying apparatus, document reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149988

A document conveying apparatus of the present disclosure includes a document reversing part, a stacking tray stacking the document, a discharge tray provided under the stacking tray, a lift member provided downstream in a document conveyance direction of the stacking tray and configured to be turnable upward such that a downstream end of the document stacked on the stacking tray ...
NEW Trusted device control messages
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149798

Two endpoint devices communicate with one another in a secure session using a secure protocol. Trusted control messages are passed upstream from one of the endpoint devices through one or more additional secure sessions to a centralized managing server. Additionally, trusted control messages are passed downstream from the centralized manager server through secure sessions to one or more of the ...
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NEW Repeater and methods for use therewith
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149489

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the ...
NEW Integrated heat pump and fuel cell power plant
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149072

An illustrative example system includes at least one fuel cell that is configured to generate electricity based on an electrochemical reaction. The fuel cell includes an exhaust. A heat pump includes an evaporator, a condenser, a compressor, and an expansion valve. A coolant loop is external to the at least one fuel cell. The coolant loop has a first portion ...
NEW Reconstructing a three-dimensional image dataset from two-dimensional projection images, x-ray device and computer program
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148192

A method for reconstructing a three-dimensional image dataset from two-dimensional projection images includes recording the projection images using a collimator downstream of an x-ray source. A local laplace filter is initially applied to the projection data of the projection images during the reconstruction using filtered back-projection. After this, high-frequency spikes arising in the laplace-filtered projection data at boundaries to the ...
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NEW Damage assessment and repair based on objective surface data
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148101

A scanning system captures a digital surface representation of an article that can be used to estimate repair costs and administer downstream repair functions such as securing necessary approvals for repair or reimbursement and ensuring that the repairs are adequately completed.
NEW Vehicle damage report
May 25, 2017 - N°20170147991

A vehicle damage report is constructed from a scan of vehicle surfaces. Objective information derived from the surface scan is augmented with other information from other sources, such as vehicle identification information or repair cost estimates that can be used to facilitate and administer a multi-party downstream repair process.
NEW Quality score compression for improving downstream genotyping accuracy
May 25, 2017 - N°20170147597

This disclosure provides for a highly-efficient and scalable compression tool that compresses quality scores, preferably by capitalizing on sequence redundancy. In one embodiment, compression is achieved by smoothing a large fraction of quality score values based on k-mer neighborhood of their corresponding positions in read sequences. The approach exploits the intuition that any divergent base in a k-mer likely corresponds ...
NEW Developing apparatus
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146930

A developing apparatus of the present disclosure includes a developing sleeve including a plurality of magnetic substance portions bearing, on a surface thereof, developer containing toner and carrier and conveying the developer to a developing area facing a photosensitive drum, and a magnet roller disposed within the developing sleeve and generating magnetic fluxes passing through the magnetic substance portion. The ...
NEW Developing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146925

A developing device includes a toner bearer to rotate while bearing toner and a toner regulator including a bend on a free end side. The bend is disposed in contact with a surface of the toner bearer and defines a regulation nip to adjust an amount of the toner on the toner bearer. The toner regulator further includes an area ...
NEW Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146440

Methods and systems are provided for sensing particulate matter by a particulate matter (pm) sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter in an exhaust system. In one example, a pm sensor may include a pair of protruding interdigitated electrodes on a surface of the sensor and further include a plurality of flow guides also protruding from the surface of ...
NEW Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146430

Methods and systems are provided for sensing particulate matter by a particulate matter (pm) sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter in an exhaust system. In one example, a pm sensor assembly may include rows of flow guides separated from each other by a gap where each of the flow guide includes a positive and negative electrode formed on ...
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NEW Fuel injectors
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146243

An air swirler has a radially outer wall bounding an annular passage. The radially outer wall has an axially extending portion and a radially convergent portion which converges towards an outlet of the passage. Downstream of the outlet, the passage facing surface of the radially outer wall becomes divergent. The region in which the passage facing surface of the radially ...
NEW Fuel nozzle having respective arrays of pre-mixing conduits with respective vortex generators
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146242

A fuel nozzle including vortex generating features for use in a combustion turbine engine is provided. An array of inner pre-mixing conduits (20) extends between an inlet end (14) and an outlet end (16) of the nozzle. An array of outer pre-mixing conduits (22) may be disposed radially outwardly relative to the inner pre-mixing conduits (20). A fuel-directing tube (24) includes fuel-directing arms (26) structured to direct ...
NEW Waste gas treatment device and method for treating waste gas
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146238

An offgas treatment apparatus having a reduction catalyst and an oxidation catalyst downstream of the reduction catalyst may also include a temperature-affecting apparatus for the offgas positioned between the reduction catalyst and the oxidation catalyst. In some examples, the apparatus may include a second temperature-affecting apparatus for the offgas positioned upstream of the reduction catalyst. At least one of the ...
NEW Electromagnetic valve
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146149

An electromagnetic valve includes a valve compartment inside an end tubular portion of a housing, a valve element provided in the valve compartment and movable to open or close an inlet passage, a support member slidably supporting the valve element, a shaft contacting an end of the valve element to move the valve element, and a pressure release passage extending ...
NEW System including duel fuel injection engine and method of operation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170145970

A system 10 and method of operating the system 10 are disclosed. The system 10 includes a compressor 20, a combustion engine 30, and an input system 60. The compressor 20 is configured to mix and compress a liquid hydrocarbon fuel 15 and a first hydrocarbon gas fuel 17, thereby to form a liquid fuel mixture 21. The combustion engine 30 is disposed downstream of the compressor 20 and includes a dual ...
NEW Exhaust gas recirculation apparatus
May 25, 2017 - N°20170145967

The present disclosure describes an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) apparatus for a turbocharged internal combustion engine, the egr apparatus comprising: an air intake duct with a throttle valve configured to control an intake air quantity flowing through the air intake duct to a turbocharger compressor; an exhaust gas recirculation inlet connected to the air intake duct downstream of the throttle ...
NEW Gas turbine engine
May 25, 2017 - N°20170145958

A gas turbine engine comprising a fan, a bypass duct positioned downstream of the fan and defined by an inner casing and an outer casing, a series of outlet guide vanes arranged downstream of the fan, the outlet guide vanes extending between the inner casing and the outer casing of the bypass duct; and a bifurcation positioned downstream of the ...
NEW Control apparatus for internal combustion engine
May 25, 2017 - N°20170145939

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided. The control apparatus includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: set a target air-fuel ratio at a lean air-fuel ratio that is leaner than a theoretical air-fuel ratio from time at which an output air-fuel ratio of a downstream-side air-fuel ratio sensor becomes equal to ...