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Disabling wireless telephone use while in vehicle

Disabling wireless telephone use while in vehicle

Disabling wireless telephone use while in vehicle

Samsung Electronics

Nonvolatile memory device including dummy wordline, memory system, and method of operating memory system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Elective-related patents
04/23/15
20150113683
 Methods for plant transformation using spectinomycin selection patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for plant transformation using spectinomycin selection
The present invention relates to methods and compositions for transforming soybean, corn, cotton, or canola explants using spectinomycin as a selective agent for transformation of the explants. The method may further comprise treatment of the explants with cytokinin during the transformation and regeneration process..
Monsanto Technology Llc
04/23/15
20150113663
 Systems and methods for managing data incidents patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for managing data incidents
Systems and methods for managing a data incident are provided herein. Exemplary methods may include receiving data breach data that comprises information corresponding to the data breach, automatically generating a risk assessment from a comparison of data breach data to privacy rules, the privacy rules comprising at least one federal rule, at least one state rule, and at least one contractual obligation, each of the rules defining requirements associated with data breach notification laws, and providing the risk assessment to a display device that selectively couples with the risk assessment server..
Identity Theft Guard Solutions, Llc
04/23/15
20150113598
 Personnel access system with verification features utilizing near field communication (nfc) and related methods patent thumbnailnew patent Personnel access system with verification features utilizing near field communication (nfc) and related methods
A personnel access system may include a mobile device(s) comprising a first near field communication (nfc) device, a wireless device, and a first controller configured to generate an access request. An access control device may be associated with a personnel access position and include a second nfc device configured to receive the access request, and a second controller configured to generate a verification request for the mobile device(s) based upon the received access request.
Blackberry Limited
04/23/15
20150113503
 Selectively enabling runtime editing of an application patent thumbnailnew patent Selectively enabling runtime editing of an application
A method includes receiving credentials at a computing device. The credentials are evaluated to determine whether a user associated with the credentials is authorized to edit an application while the application is being executed.
Microsoft Corporation
04/23/15
20150113497
 Low-loss tunable radio frequency filter patent thumbnailnew patent Low-loss tunable radio frequency filter
A method of constructing an rf filter comprises designing an rf filter that includes a plurality of resonant elements disposed, a plurality of non-resonant elements coupling the resonant elements together to form a stop band having a plurality of transmission zeroes corresponding to respective frequencies of the resonant elements, and a sub-band between the transmission zeroes. The non-resonant elements comprise a variable non-resonant element for selectively introducing a reflection zero within the stop band to create a pass band in the sub-band.
Resonant Inc.
04/23/15
20150113360
 Device and  processing harq data selectively using internal and external memories patent thumbnailnew patent Device and processing harq data selectively using internal and external memories
A device and method for selectively using an internal memory and an external memory when processing hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) data are provided. The device includes a combiner configured to receive a first harq burst; an internal memory positioned within the device; and a memory selector configured to compare a size of the first harq burst with a predetermined threshold, to select one of the internal memory and an external memory positioned outside the device according to a comparison result, and to store the first harq burst in a selected memory.
04/23/15
20150113355
 Data storage device patent thumbnailnew patent Data storage device
A data storage device includes a nonvolatile memory device, an error correction code unit suitable for detecting and correcting a data error read from the nonvolatile memory device in response to an operation clock, and a clock unit suitable for selectively providing the operation clock to the error correction code unit depending on whether the data is read from the nonvolatile memory device or not.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.
04/23/15
20150113350
 Selective test pattern processor patent thumbnailnew patent Selective test pattern processor
A method, system, and computer program product to test a semiconductor device are described. The system includes an input interface to receive a set of test patterns to test the semiconductor device and a user selection corresponding to a subset of the set of test patterns.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150113349
 Selective test pattern processor patent thumbnailnew patent Selective test pattern processor
A method, system, and computer program product to test a semiconductor device are described. The method includes receiving a set of test patterns for testing the semiconductor device and a user selecting a subset of the set of test patterns.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150113342
 Nonvolatile memory device including dummy wordline, memory system, and  operating memory system patent thumbnailnew patent Nonvolatile memory device including dummy wordline, memory system, and operating memory system
A method of operating a memory system includes reading data of first memory cells, the first memory cells being connected to a first wordline from among a plurality of wordlines, the plurality of wordlines including one or more dummy wordlines and one or more normal wordlines; determining whether the first wordline is one of the one or more dummy wordlines by determining, based on the read data, a number of the first memory cells having a first threshold voltage state, the one or more dummy wordlines being wordlines the memory cells of which have been programmed with dummy data, the one or more normal wordlines being wordlines that are not dummy wordlines; and performing a repair algorithm for correcting an error in the read data, selectively according to a result of the determination.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150113301
new patent

Charging method and mobile electronic device


The invention discloses a charging method and a mobile electronic device using the charging method. The charging method determines a usage state of the mobile electronic device, selectively disables at least one of software programs or at least one of hardware functions that are operated in a host system of the mobile electronic device or does not to disable the software programs and the hardware functions that are operated in the host system, and charges a rechargeable battery of the mobile electronic device.
Qisda Corporation
04/23/15
20150113253
new patent

Selectively compressed microcode


A microprocessor includes one or more memories configured to hold microcode instructions, wherein at least a portion of the microcode instructions are compressed. The microprocessor also includes a decompression unit configured to decompress the compressed microcode instructions after being fetched from the one or more memories and before being executed.
Via Technologies, Inc.
04/23/15
20150113102
new patent

File delivery over a broadcast network using file system abstraction, broadcast schedule messages and selective reception


Methods provide mechanisms for efficiently delivering files over a broadcast system to mobile devices. Files for broadcast may be logically identified as belonging to a directory in a file system.
Qualcomm Incorporated
04/23/15
20150113087
new patent

Selectively sending electronic messages


A method, system and computer program product for instant message communication in a wireless and non-wireless environment. A message is sent from a mobile unit device over a wireless communication network.
Facebook, Inc.
04/23/15
20150113040
new patent

Method, apparatus and computer program for modifying messages in a communications network


There is described a system for modifying messages having an archive format in a communications network, the communications network comprising a first network device, a second network device and a third network device. The system comprises receiving, at the first network device, a message, the message sent from the second network device for receipt by the third network device; selectively modifying, at the first network device, content of the received message that is in an archive format, based on a determination that the content can be optimized, sending the received message with the optimized content to the third network device..
Openwave Mobility Inc.
04/23/15
20150112733
new patent

In-vehicle insurance applications, methods and systems for automatically collecting insurance risk related data


The applications, methods and systems of the present disclosure provide selective and automatic data collection for insurance risk determination purposes. In particular, an insurance application may be stored in a vehicle computing system memory and may be executed by a vehicle computing system processor to collect and store vehicle operation related data.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
04/23/15
20150112720
new patent

Standardized electronic two-way data transfer healthcare form system and method


A system and methods of transferring patient medical data between two or more healthcare facilities using disparate electronic medical record systems. The novel system and methods use a selectively populated standardized electronic two-way data transfer healthcare form to securely transfer medical data between the incompatible electronic medical records systems..
04/23/15
20150112561
new patent

Control automatic transmission and control automatic transmission


A control apparatus for an automatic transmission that selectively engages a plurality of frictional engaging elements for shift control includes a shift instruction device, a temperature calculator, an engageability determiner, an engagement delay device, a load calculator, a cumulative load calculator, and a threshold temperature changer. The engageability determiner is configured to determine whether at least one of the plurality of frictional engaging elements is engageable or not based on a comparison between a temperature of the at least one of the plurality of frictional engaging elements calculated by the temperature calculator and a predetermined threshold temperature in a case where the shift instruction device outputs a shift instruction.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112510
new patent

Vehicle-mounted network system and management the same


A vehicle-mounted network system includes a plurality of electronic control units (ecus) communicatively connected to a communication path of a vehicle-mounted network, each of which is configured to selectively perform a normal mode of operation and a sleep mode, and a management apparatus. The plurality of ecus are configured to be individually powered on and off by a power supply relay of the management apparatus.
Denso Corporation
04/23/15
20150112506
new patent

Cng fuel system for a vehicle


A fuel management module for use with a cng fuel system for a vehicle includes a housing configured to be connected to the vehicle and a number of connections, receptacles, and controls associated with the module. A defueling receptacle may be positioned on the front panel of the housing, for defueling a fuel tank of the vehicle.
Shem, Llc
04/23/15
20150112499
new patent

Power system including a circuit providing smart zone selective interlocking communication


A power system includes main circuit interrupters each having a load output, feeder circuit interrupters, a number of tie circuit interrupters, and a circuit. The circuit is structured to block communication, at least when at least one of the tie circuit interrupters has an open state between a first and a second of the main circuit interrupters, of a zone selective interlocking output of one of the feeder circuit interrupters having a line input electrically connected to the load output of the first main circuit interrupter to a zone selective interlocking input of the second main circuit interrupter, and of a zone selective interlocking output of a different one of the feeder circuit interrupters having a line input electrically connected to the load output of the second main circuit interrupter to a zone selective interlocking input of the first main circuit interrupter..
Eaton Corporation
04/23/15
20150112412
new patent

Methods and devices for selective disruption of fatty tissue by controlled cooling


The present invention relates to methods for use in the selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling. The present invention further relates to a device for use in carrying out the methods for selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling..
The General Hospital Corporation
04/23/15
20150112381
new patent

Adapter direct drive twist-lock retention mechanism


A surgical device adapter for coupling an end effector to a handle assembly is disclosed. The surgical device adapter includes: a housing including a proximal end couplable to a distal end of a handle assembly; and a drive coupling assembly and selectively couplable to the handle assembly, the drive coupling assembly including a tubular clamping member having at least one flexible member, the tubular clamping member movable from a proximal position in which the at least one flexible member is disengaged from the distal end of the handle assembly to a distal position in which the at least one flexible member is engaged to the distal end of the handle assembly..
Covidien Lp
04/23/15
20150112315
new patent

Controlling access to an intravenous catheter


A system includes an intravenous catheter having a catheter chamber, a catheter line for insertion into a blood vessel of the identified patient, and an electronically actuatable blocking member providing selective fluid communication between the catheter chamber and the catheter line. A reader is secured to the catheter chamber for reading an identification code that identifies a liquid in a syringe received within the catheter chamber.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150112304
new patent

Apparatus having a selectively curved distal end and methods for use


An apparatus having a distal end that may be selectively bent in situ. The apparatus has a curved configuration and a substantially straightened configuration.
Invatec S.p.a
04/23/15
20150112269
new patent

Operational instrument for fluid injector using multi-microneedle device


An operation tool for a fluid injector includes an outer cylinder having a housing extending from a first open end to a second open end, and a selective transfer mechanism provided on the outer cylinder. The selective transfer mechanism moves the fluid injector from an initial position to a first protrusion position and then to a second protrusion position in the housing of the outer cylinder.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112245
new patent

Systems and devices for selective cell lysis and methods of using same


A device for generating microbubbles in a gas and liquid mixture and injection device, the device comprising: a housing defining a mixing chamber; means for mixing solution contained in the mixing chamber to generate microbubbles in the solution; a needle array removably attached to the housing and in fluid connection with the mixing chamber, the needle array including at least one needle; and at least one pressure sensor for measuring tissue apposition pressure, the pressure sensor being mounted on one of the housing and the needle array.. .
Ulthera, Inc.
04/23/15
20150112244
new patent

Selectively polymerizable compositions and methods of use in vivo


Otologic materials and methods are provided. For example, a cell-adhesive, biodegradable hydrogel scaffold loaded with time-released drugs for repairing chronic tympanic membrane perforations is disclosed, methods of making same and administering same are provided.
The Administrators Of The Tulane Educational Fund
04/23/15
20150112234
new patent

Devices, systems, and methods for the selective positioning of an intravascular ultrasound neuromodulation device


Devices, systems, and methods for the selective positioning of an intravascular ultrasound neuromodulation device are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to positioning systems for focused ultrasound devices.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.i
04/23/15
20150112200
new patent

Needle guide including enhanced visibility entrance


Needle guide systems for a sonography device are disclosed. The needle guide systems include both fixed and adjustable needle guides.
C. R. Bard, Inc.
04/23/15
20150112183
new patent

Mr spectroscopy diagnosing painful and non-painful intervertebral discs


An mr spectroscopy (mrs) system and approach is provided for diagnosing painful and non-painful discs in chronic, severe low back pain patients (ddd-mrs). A ddd-mrs pulse sequence generates and acquires ddd-mrs spectra within intervertebral disc nuclei for later signal processing & diagnostic analysis.
04/23/15
20150112175
new patent

Method and system for measuring urea


A body-mountable urea sensing device includes an electrochemical sensor embedded in a polymeric material configured for mounting to a surface of an eye. The electrochemical sensor includes a working electrode, a reference electrode, and a reagent localized near the working electrode that selectively reacts with urea.
Google Inc.
04/23/15
20150112173
new patent

Method and system for measuring pyruvate


A body-mountable pyruvate sensing device includes an electrochemical sensor embedded in a polymeric material configured for mounting to a surface of an eye. The electrochemical sensor includes a working electrode, a reference electrode, and a reagent localized near the working electrode that selectively reacts with pyruvate.
Google Inc.
04/23/15
20150112164
new patent

Devices for integrated, repeated, prolonged, and/or reliable sweat stimulation and biosensing


A sweat sensing device includes a plurality of sweat collection pads communicating with a sensor. Each of the pads is activated by a timing circuit which allows one or more of the pads to be activated at a selected time and subsequent deactivated after a defined period of time.
University Of Cincinnati
04/23/15
20150112147
new patent

Access assembly


An access assembly includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one lumen defined therethrough. The at least one lumen is configured for passage of a surgical instrument therethrough.
Covidien Lp
04/23/15
20150112136
new patent

Polarimetric accessory for colposcope


A polarization-based colposcopy apparatus includes a polarization exchanging beam splitter pair oriented so that s- and p-polarizations are exchanged. An optical flux from a specimen is directed through the pair, and orthogonal components thereof are alternately or selectively coupled to an array detector.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Sec. Dept. Of Health And Human Services
04/23/15
20150112102
new patent

System and removal of heavy metal ions from a rich hydrate inhibitor stream


Method and system for removal of heavy metal ions from a rich hydrate inhibitor stream, wherein the method comprises •a) adding a selective heavy metal reactant to the rich hydrate inhibitor stream, forming a fluid stream comprising heavy metal salt particles, •b) separating the obtained fluid stream in three streams a hydrocarbon stream, a recovered rich hydrate inhibitor stream, and a slurry comprising the heavy metal salt particles, •c) separating remaining hydrate inhibitor from the slurry thereby obtaining a concentrated rest comprising the heavy metal salt particles.. .
Fjords Processing As
04/23/15
20150112058
new patent

Macrocycles as factor xia inhibitors


Or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein all the variables are as defined herein. These compounds are selective factor xia inhibitors or dual inhibitors of fxia and plasma kallikrein.
04/23/15
20150112050
new patent

Endotoxin adsorbent


A means for selectively removing et under coexistence of a substance showing a negative charge, such as nucleic acid is described. Endotoxin is selectively removed by bringing a polymer obtained by crosslinking cyclodextrin with an isocyanate-based crosslinking agent in contact with a solution containing endotoxin and the substance showing the negative charge such as nucleic acid..
Jnc Corporation
04/23/15
20150112028
new patent

Synthesis of chalogen-capped pi-conjugated polymers


Methods for the preparation of mono- and bis-end-functionalized π-conjugated polymers. In the methods, chalcogens are selectively installed at the polymer terminus or termini..
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
04/23/15
20150111927
new patent

Pharmaceutical diagnostic


The present invention relates to selective cancer treatment regimes based on assaying for the presence or absence of a glutamine or a nucleic acid that encodes glutamine at position 859 of the catalytic p110α subunit of pi3k; methods for producing a transmittable form of information for predicting the responsiveness of patient to (s)-pyrrolidine-1,2-dicarboxylic acid 2-amide 1-({4-methyl-5-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-1,1-dimethyl-ethyl)-pyridin-4-yl]-thiazol-2-yl}-amide), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and a kit thereof.. .
Novartis Ag
04/23/15
20150111920
new patent

Selective ep4 receptor antagonistic substance for treatment of cancer


This invention provides a medicament for the treatment of cancer, which cause a reduction of cancer. This invention relates to use of a compound which has inhibitory activities against prostaglandin e2 receptor (ep4 receptor) and is represented by the following general formula (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound or the salt for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of cancer.
Raqualia Pharma Inc.
04/23/15
20150111896
new patent

Hematopoietic protection against chemotherapeutic compounds using selective cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitors


Methods for reducing or preventing the effects of cytotoxic compounds in healthy cells are provided. The methods relate to the use of selective cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) 4/6 inhibitors to induce transient quiescence in cdk4/6 dependent cells, such as hematopoietic stem cells and/or hematopoietic progenitor cells.
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
04/23/15
20150111852
new patent

1-di(sec-butyl)-phosphinoyl-pentane (dapa-2-5) as a topical agent...


The concept is put forward here that heat abstraction sensations, captured by topical application of a molecule, can be used to alleviate discomfort of non-keratinizng tissues. By synthesizing compounds and devising tests, a molecule name dapa-2-5 was identified as having the selective desirable properties for achieving this purpose.
04/23/15
20150111744
new patent

Synergistic pesticidal compositions and related methods


A pesticidal composition comprises a synergistically effective amount of a flonicamid-based selective homopteran feeding blocker compound and a pesticide selected from n-(3-chloro-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-1h-pyrazol-4-yl)-n-ethyl-3-((3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)thio)propanamide (i), n-(3-chloro-1-(pyridine-3-yl)-1h-pyrazol-4-yl)-n-ethyl-3-((3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)sulfinyl)propanamide (ii), or any agriculturally acceptable salt thereof. A method of controlling pests comprises applying the pesticidal composition near a population of pests.
Dow Agrosciences Llc
04/23/15
20150111708
new patent

Squat exercise apparatus


A squat exercise apparatus includes a support structure, a plurality of weight members, at least one lift arm, and an actuator. The plurality of weight members is positioned in the support structure.
Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111615
new patent

Selective voice transmission during telephone calls


Embodiments of the disclosure relate to selective voice transmission and include receiving an identification of one or more authorized speakers for a telephone call and retrieving a voice sample for each of the one or more authorized speakers. Embodiments also include receiving one or more audio signals for the telephone call and filtering the one or more audio signals by removing a portion of the one or more audio signals that do not contain a voice of at least one of the one or more authorized speakers in the one or more audio signals..
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150111560
new patent

Disabling wireless telephone use while in vehicle


A method includes determining that a wireless telephone is in a moving vehicle using, e.g., speed as calculated by the telephone using gps signals or co-location of the telephone with a vehicle as might be determined by receiving the vehicle's position via bluetooth. Use of the telephone is selectively denied if it is determined that the telephone is in a vehicle..
04/23/15
20150111559
new patent

System, method and article for managing mobile devices


A parent mobile device sends a communication to a child mobile device, such as a phone call or an sms message. The child device has an application installed which responds to the communication by determining whether receipt of the communication satisfies a mobile-device-lock-down criteria.
Recurring Ventures Llc
04/23/15
20150111496
new patent

Contactless communication unit connector assemblies with signal directing structures


Contactless extremely high frequency (ehf) signal directing and blocking structures are disclosed herein. The ehf signal directing structures may focus ehf signal energy along a desired ehf signal pathway.
Keyssa, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111491
new patent

Selective transmission playback apparatus


A transmission playback device for selectively storing discrete transmission data is configured for use with a telecommunications accessory device. The playback device includes a memory assembly having a pair of identical storage buffers.
04/23/15
20150111480
new patent

Handheld grinder with a brushless electric motor


A handheld grinder comprising a housing; a grinding disk; a motor; an output shaft connected to the grinding disk and the motor to impart rotary motion thereto; and a circuit board residing in the housing and having thereon a rectifier that receives an alternating current and converts the alternating current to a direct current, a switching arrangement having a plurality of motor switches connected electrically between the rectifier and the motor and operates to deliver the direct current from the rectifier to the motor, a capacitor connected electrically between the rectifier and the switching arrangement, wherein the capacitor is coupled in parallel across the rectifier, a driver circuit interfaced with the motor switches and operable to control switching operation of the motor switches, and a power switch connected electrically between the rectifier and the driver circuit and operable to selectively energize the driver circuit and power on the grinder disk.. .
Black & Decker Inc.
04/23/15
20150111456
new patent

Melt-spun polypropylene fine-grade nanofibrous web


The present invention is directed toward a to fine-grade stand-alone nanoweb and nanofibrous membrane comprising a nanofiber network with a number average nanofiber diameter less than 200 nm and the mean flow pore size less than 1000 nm that yield the selective barrier medium with a superior balance of flow versus barrier properties.. .
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
04/23/15
20150111408
new patent

Connector


A connector mateable with a mating connector having a locked portion. The connector comprises a lock member, a position detection mechanism, a lock maintenance member and a state detection mechanism.
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
04/23/15
20150111390
new patent

Method of selectively removing silicon nitride and single wafer etching apparatus thereof


A method of selectively removing silicon nitride is provided. The method includes: providing a wafer having silicon nitride on a surface of the wafer; providing a mixture of phosphoric acid and a silicon-containing material; and delivering the mixture to the surface of the wafer to remove the silicon nitride.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111389
new patent

Methods of surface interface engineering


Methods for surface interface engineering in semiconductor fabrication are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of processing a substrate disposed atop a substrate support in a processing volume of a processing chamber includes: generating an ion species from an inductively coupled plasma formed within the processing volume of the processing chamber from a first process gas; exposing a first layer of the substrate to the ion species to form an ammonium fluoride (nh4f) film atop the first layer, wherein the first layer comprises silicon oxide; and heating the substrate to a second temperature at which the ammonium fluoride film reacts with the first layer to selectively etch the silicon oxide..
Applied Materials, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111368
new patent

Fabrication silicon carbide semiconductor element


A (000-1) c-plane of an n− type silicon carbide substrate having an off-angle θ in a <11-20> direction is defined as a principal plane, and a periphery of a portion of this principal surface layer defined as an alignment mark is selectively removed to leave the convex-shaped alignment mark. The alignment mark has a cross-like plane shape such that two rectangles having longitudinal dimensions tilted by 45 degrees relative to the <11-20> direction are orthogonal to each other.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111329
new patent

Transfer-bonding light emitting devices


A transfer-bonding method for light emitting devices including following steps is provided. A plurality of light emitting devices is formed over a first substrate and is arranged in array, wherein each of the light emitting devices includes a device layer and an interlayer sandwiched between the device layer and the first substrate.
Industrial Technology Research Institute
04/23/15
20150111311
new patent

Method of selectively removing silicon nitride and etching apparatus thereof


A method of selectively removing silicon nitride is provided. The method includes: providing a wafer having silicon nitride on a surface of the wafer; supplying a mixture of phosphoric acid and a silicon-containing material into a process tank, in which the mixture has a predetermined silicon concentration; and submerging the wafer into the mixture within the process tank to remove the silicon nitride.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111270
new patent

Method for producing sugar and ethanol by selective fermentation


A method for producing sugar and ethanol including the steps of: heating and cleaning a sugar liquid derived from a plant; fermenting the cleaned liquid which has been adjusted to suitable temperature to selectively convert sugar components other than sucrose in the cleaned liquid into ethanol; and concentrating the obtained fermented liquid.. .
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111218
new patent

Cell differentiation assay method, cell isolation method, producing induced pluripotent stem cells, and producing differentiated cells


Provided are a method for accurately evaluating the differentiation status of stem cells by selectively staining only stem cells in an undifferentiated state, and a method for positively isolating only stem cells in an undifferentiated state. Specifically provided is a method for determining differentiation of a cell comprising a step of contacting a test cell with a probe comprising protein (a) or (b) below and a step of detecting the presence of binding of the probe to the test cell.
Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111194
new patent

Separation material comprising saccharide ligands


A separation material includes a saccharide bound via a linker to a matrix for enabling the separation from a liquid of substances that selectively bind to saccharide moieties. A method for preparing the material, a method for separating from a liquid substances that selective bind to saccharides, and a device including the separation material are also disclosed..
Gambro Lundia Ab
04/23/15
20150111185
new patent

Interactive emotional communication doll


An interactive emotion communication doll used to evaluate the behavioral health of a child. One embodiment of the present invention can include a substantially humanoid figure defining a continuous exterior surface, wherein the figure further includes a substantially hollow interior, a plurality of receiving sites fixedly attached to the exterior surface of the figure, a plurality of removably attachable indicia sized and configured to selectively engage the receiving sites of the exterior surface of the figure, and a storage compartment for housing the plurality of removably attachable indicia.
04/23/15
20150111121
new patent

Pre-reformer for selective reformation of higher hydrocarbons


Systems and methods are provided integrating an annular pre-reformer as part of an anode recuperator of a fuel cell system.. .
Bloom Energy Corporation
04/23/15
20150111070
new patent

Starting apparatus and fuel cell vehicle


A starting apparatus of a fuel cell vehicle includes: a fuel cell stack that supplies a driving voltage to a motor; a low voltage battery that supplies a starting voltage to an air blower; and a high voltage dc converter that boosts at least one of the driving voltage and the starting voltage and selectively transmits the boosted voltage to the motor and the air blower. A method of starting the fuel cell vehicle includes transmitting the starting voltage to the high voltage dc converter and boosting the starting voltage when entering a starting mode; driving the air blower with the boosted starting voltage; generating the driving voltage according to starting of the fuel cell stack; blocking the starting voltage to the high voltage dc converter if the driving voltage is equal to or larger than a predetermined voltage value; and supplying the driving voltage to the motor..
Hyundai Motor Company
04/23/15
20150110887
new patent

Permselective membrane for treating vascular calcifications in chronic hemodialysis patients


The present disclosure relates to a hemodialysis membrane for the treatment of vascular calcification in hemodialysis patients, especially in chronic hemodialysis patients. The present disclosure further relates to methods of treating vascular calcification in hemodialysis patients, wherein the hemodialysis membrane is characterized in that it comprises at least one hydrophobic polymer and at least one hydrophilic polymer and in that it has a mwro of between 15 and 20 kd and a mwco of between 170-320 kd or that the hemodialysis membrane comprises at least one hydrophobic polymer and at least one hydrophilic polymer and has a mwro of between 8.5 kd and 14.0 kd and a mwco of between 55 kd and 130 kd..
Gambro Lundia Ab
04/23/15
20150110865
new patent

Cns stimulant and opioid receptor antagonist combination as a non-addictive, non-aversive and synergistic anti-obesity treatment


Combinations comprise a therapeutically effective amount of one or more stimulants and and/or pharmaceutically acceptable analogs, salts, or hydrates of the one or more stimulants, and one or more non-selective opioid receptor antagonists, and/or pharmaceutically acceptable analogs, salts or hydrates of the one or more non-selective opioid receptor antagonists. These combinations may be used for treating obesity via administration to a subject having a need thereof..
The General Hospital Corporation
04/23/15
20150110860
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Methods and compositions for the specific inhibition of gene expression by double-stranded rna


The invention is directed to compositions and methods for selectively reducing the expression of a gene product from a desired target gene in a cell, as well as for treating diseases caused by the expression of the gene. More particularly, the invention is directed to compositions that contain double stranded rna (“dsrna”), and methods for preparing them, that are capable of reducing the expression of target genes in eukaryotic cells.
Integrated Dna Technologies, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110822
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Oncolytic herpes simplex virus and therapeutic uses thereof


The present invention relates to variants of herpes simplex virus (hsv) that selectively infect and replicate in cancer cells, including hsv strains that selectively infect and replicate in bladder cancer cells. Preferred hsv of the invention have intact endogenous us11 and us12 genes and have genes encoding icp34.5 replaced with a gene encoding us11 fused to an hsv immediate early (ie) promoter.
New York University
04/23/15
20150110716
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Methods of using spect/ct analysis for staging cancer


A method of evaluating a subject suspected of harboring a prostrate tumor includes administering to the subject an effective amount of a gamma-emitting transition metal complex conjugated to a targeting moiety that selectively binds to prostate-specific membrane antigen (psma), including psma expressed on the surface of a prostate tumor; subjecting the subject to a nuclear medicine tomographic imaging technique to obtain one or more images of at least a portion of prostate tissue that comprises tumor lesions; assessing a level of uptake of said gamma-emitting transition metal complex conjugated to a targeting moiety by said at least a portion of prostate tissue compared to a level of uptake by control tissue; and determining if a ratio of the level of uptake by said at least a portion of prostate tissue compared the level of uptake by control tissue is at or above a predetermined threshold.. .
Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110678
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Pre-heat system for catalysts of the selective catalytic reduction device


A pre-heat system for the catalyst of the selective catalytic reduction (scr) device includes an air blower, an interconnecting pipe, a heater unit, and a heat supply pipe. The air blower and the heater unit are in fluid communication with each other through the interconnecting pipe while the heater unit is in fluid communication with an exhaust system through the heat supply pipe.
Safety Power Inc.
04/23/15
20150110658
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Portable fuel pump


An illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure includes a pump having a rotor and a plurality of vanes. The rotor is attached to a motor that rotates it in first and second directions and is located in a cavity.
Tuthill Corporation
04/23/15
20150110606
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Turbo compression system


A turbo compression system comprises a first impeller having a first inlet and a first outlet; a second impeller having a second inlet and a second outlet; a second discharge flow path connected with the second outlet; a first discharge flow path communicating the second discharge flow path with the first outlet; a first valve provided at the first discharge flow path and controlling flowing of the fluid; a second intake flow path connected with the second inlet and selectively making the fluid flow into the second impeller; a second valve provided at one end of the second intake flow path; and a compression flow path connected with the first valve at one end of the compression flow path and connecting with the second intake flow path at the other end of the compression flow path.. .
Kturbo Inc.
04/23/15
20150110570
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Logistic slider post


The present invention provides vertical mounting posts that include a plurality of spaced openings (either a or e slots) and a slider track with obliquely angled guide channels. Decking beams are selectively adjustable in height along the posts by engaging the openings with end assemblies slideably disposed within the ends of the beams.
B2b Casuals, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110568
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Cargo decking beam system


The present invention provides an adjustable decking system for use within a cargo container. The system comprises vertical mounting posts that include a plurality of spaced openings and a slider track with obliquely angled guide channels.
B2b Casuals, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110435
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Burr resistant fastener-mounted bearing assembly


A bearing assembly for rotatably supporting a shaft member. The bearing assembly has an inner ring having an inner surface sized to receive the shaft member therein.
Emerson Power Transmission Corp.
04/23/15
20150110321
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Hearing instrument with interruptable microphone power supply


A hearing instrument includes: a first microphone; and a control and processing circuit comprising: a first audio input channel configured to receive a first microphone signal, a second audio input channel configured for receipt of an audio signal, a signal processor for receipt and processing of the first microphone signal and the audio signal according to a hearing loss of a user, a power supply configured to provide a first microphone supply voltage for the first microphone, a first controllable switch comprising a first switch control terminal, the first controllable switch configured to selectively connect the first microphone supply voltage to, and disconnect the first microphone supply voltage from, the first microphone in accordance with a first switch control signal, and a first output port configured to provide the first switch control signal to the first switch control terminal.. .
Gm Resound A/s
04/23/15
20150110276
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Method and system for source selective real-time monitoring and mapping of environmental noise


A method for source selective real-time monitoring and mapping of environmental noise, comprising the steps of  identifying sources in the area;  designing places for the monitoring stations;  creating a data collecting and data processing centre;  measuring the noise impact, and observation of the sources with the sensors;  defining the noise propagation;  assemblying the monitoring stations including a sound measuring device, a computing unit and a communication unit;  determining the resultant noise impact prevailing in the respective measurement points;  determining the sources dominant in the individual moments on the basis of the data of the sensors;  determining the average noise impact of the respective sources for a longer period;  obtaining an average noise impact;  extending the measurement into a noise impact map;  calculating the effective noise impact of every noise source in every point of the area for every period;  producing the effective noise impact map of the respective periods.. .
Budapesti Muszaki Es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem
04/23/15
20150110256
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Selective voice transmission during telephone calls


Embodiments of the disclosure relate to selective voice transmission and include receiving an identification of one or more authorized speakers for a telephone call and retrieving a voice sample for each of the one or more authorized speakers. Embodiments also include receiving one or more audio signals for the telephone call and filtering the one or more audio signals by removing a portion of the one or more audio signals that do not contain a voice of at least one of the one or more authorized speakers in the one or more audio signals..
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150110208
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Signal processing method and associated device, and determining whether spectrum of multicarrier signal is reversed


A signal processing method includes: converting an analog signal to a digital signal; converting the digital signal from a time domain to a frequency domain, the frequency-domain digital signal including a plurality of sets of data exhibiting a predetermined order associated with frequencies respectively corresponding to the data; performing a correlation operation according to the data and the predetermined order to generate a forward correlation result; performing the correlation operation according to the data and a reverse order of the predetermined order to generate a reverse correlation result; selectively generating a control signal according to the forward and reverse correlation results; and processing the digital signal in the time domain according to the control signal so that the data generated in the subsequent step of converting the digital signal from the time domain to the frequency domain exhibit the predetermined order or the reverse order.. .
Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110104
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Utilizing multiple mesh network gateways in a shared access network


A mesh network, operating as a virtual ethernet switch, includes multiple nodes operating as mesh network gateway interfaces (mesh ngis) enabled for communication with one or more shared access networks. Selectively coupling the multiple ngis to the same shared access network provides redundancy and load balancing aimed at improving the reliability and performance of the network.
Firetide, Inc.


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