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Methods of quantitating heavy and light chain polypeptide pairs

National Research Council Canada (nrc)

Methods of quantitating heavy and light chain polypeptide pairs

Apparatuses and methods for address detection

Micron Technology

Apparatuses and methods for address detection

Apparatuses and methods for address detection

General Electric

System and method for operating an on-load tap changer


Date/App# patent app List of recent Elective-related patents
07/30/15
20150216018 
 Methods and  lighting unit configure for presence detection patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and lighting unit configure for presence detection
Methods and apparatus related to a led-based lighting unit (10; 110; 210; 310; 410) having a radar for presence detection. A radar circuit (140; 240; 340a; 340b; 440) may be electrically coupled to conductive wiring (25; 125; 225; 325; 425) of the led-based lighting unit that at least selectively powers the radar circuit and at least selectively powers the leds.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/30/15
20150216000 
 Combination solar/low-voltage lighting apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Combination solar/low-voltage lighting apparatus
A lighting apparatus includes a housing, a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the housing, wherein a first subset of the plurality of lighting elements is powered by a solar power source and a second subset of the plurality of lighting elements is powered by a low-voltage electrical power source, and a switch for selectively switching between operation of the first subset and the second subset.. .
Vinylast, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215752 
 Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods
A messaging system for selectively performing an action on information, for remote retrieval of messages, for performing action on information at different times, for selective paging, for providing a user interface for message access and having integrated audio visual messaging.. .
Wireless Science, Llc


07/30/15
20150215750 
 Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods
A messaging system for selectively performing an action on information, for remote retrieval of messages, for performing action on information at different times, for selective paging, for providing a user interface for message access and having integrated audio visual messaging.. .
Wireless Science, Llc


07/30/15
20150215749 
 Push to talk system with wireless interface patent thumbnailnew patent Push to talk system with wireless interface
A communication system includes a headset including a microphone and an audio speaker installed on the headset, the headset including an rf transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a two-way radio having a push-to-talk communication channel. The rf transceiver is further configured to perform wireless communication with an information handling system.
Wilcox Industries Corp.


07/30/15
20150215664 
 Display device for a vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Display device for a vehicle
A display device for a vehicle includes a housing, a display screen, and at least one functional unit, including an operating element, each being a switch unit or a communication unit, adapted to be releasably coupled to the housing and includes an insertion portion and an operating element support portion supporting the respective operating element, and a first contact arrangement provided on the insertion portion and electrically coupled to the operating element. The housing includes at least one functional unit coupling arrangement, each adapted to be selectively and releasably coupled to at least one of the at least one functional unit and including a cavity inside the housing for receiving the insertion portion of the at least one functional unit, a second contact arrangement in the cavity, a retaining means, and an opening in an exterior wall of the housing communicating the cavity with the exterior of the housing..
Airbus Operations Gmbh


07/30/15
20150215660 
 System and method to deliver video content patent thumbnailnew patent System and method to deliver video content
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a request to record video content at a multimedia storage device, wherein the video content corresponds to a program having a scheduled broadcast time that occurs during a peak viewing period. Data is obtained to prevent viewing of the video content prior to the broadcast time.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


07/30/15
20150215639 
 Method and  encoding and decoding motion vector based on reduced motion vector predictor candidates patent thumbnailnew patent Method and encoding and decoding motion vector based on reduced motion vector predictor candidates
A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a motion vector of a current block. The method of encoding including: generating information about the motion vector based on a motion vector of a current block and a motion vector predictor of the current block by estimating the motion vector and determining a first motion vector predictor candidate from among a plurality of motion vector predictor candidates as the motion vector predictor based on a result of the estimating; and generating a virtual motion vector by using a second motion vector predictor candidate and the information about the motion vector, generating vector differences between the virtual motion vector and the plurality of motion vector predictor candidates, comparing the vector differences with the information about the motion vector, and selectively excluding the second motion vector predictor candidate according to the comparing..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215561 
 Solid state imaging apparatus and imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Solid state imaging apparatus and imaging system
Provided is a solid state imaging apparatus including: a writing memory selecting unit connected between a plurality of vertical output lines and a plurality of memories, configured to selectively store a signal transmitted from at least one of the plurality of vertical output lines into at least one of the plurality of memories; a plurality of horizontal scanning channels configured to input the signals stored in the plurality of memories; and a reading memory selecting unit connected between the plurality of memories and the plurality of horizontal scanning channels, configured to selectively output the signal stored in the at least one of the plurality of memories to at least one of the plurality of horizontal scanning channels. The reading memory selecting unit is configured to output the signals in an order corresponding to spatial arrangement of photoelectric conversion elements..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150215554 
 Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system using the same
Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus including: imaging pixels each configured to generate an imaging signal through photoelectric conversion; focus detection pixels each configured to generate a focusing signal through photoelectric conversion; and an adding unit configured to add the imaging signals generated by the imaging pixels to generate an added imaging signal, and configured to add the focusing signals generated by the focus detection pixels to generate an added focusing signal, in which a number of the focusing signals to be used by the adding unit to generate one added focusing signal is larger than a number of the imaging signals to be used by the adding unit to generate one added imaging signal, and operation for outputting the added focusing signal and operation for outputting each of the focusing signals without adding are selectively carried out.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150215535 
new patent

Restriction system


A restriction system selectively restricts a camera on a communication device from recording an image. The system includes a barrier portion that engages the camera.

07/30/15
20150215534 
new patent

Driver circuit for a camera voice coil motor


A driver circuit for a camera voice coil motor (vcm) is described. A first power switch selectively conducts current from a vcm node to a power supply node, and a second power switch selectively conducts current from the vcm node to a power return node.
Apple Inc.


07/30/15
20150215447 
new patent

Controlling access to features of a mobile communication terminal


A mobile terminal comprising a display unit; and a controller configured to selectively display one or more menu icons associated with an object displayed on the display unit, in response to the object being selected, wherein the one or more menu icons have a functional or informational association with the selected object, such that further selection of the menu icons provides additional information about the selected object or establishment of a dynamic relationship between the selected object and the one or more menu icons results in performance of an operation related to the selected object.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/30/15
20150215296 
new patent

Selectively performing man in the middle decryption


A http request addressed to a first resource on a second device outside the network is received from a first device within the network. The http request is redirected to a third device within the network.
Iboss, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215286 
new patent

Selectively performing man in the middle decryption


An agent on a device within a network receives a request to access a resource outside the network. A first encrypted connection is established between the device and the agent, and a second encrypted connection is established between the agent and the resource, to facilitate encrypted communication traffic between the device and the resource.
Iboss, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215273 
new patent

Communication system to provide selective access to a wireless communication device


A communication system provides selective access to target wireless communication devices. A naming server system receives naming system registration messages from target wireless communication devices and address requests from user devices.
Sprint Communications Company L.p.


07/30/15
20150215215 
new patent

Wireless end-user device with differentiated network access selectively applied to different applications


A wireless end-user device has wireless wide-area network (wwan) and wireless local-area network (wlan) modems. A memory stores a network service activity control policy set that includes multiple differential traffic control policy elements applicable respectively to different end-user applications.
Headwater Partners I Llc


07/30/15
20150215135 
new patent

Switching device and relay system


A core switching device has a virtual path table and an address table, and selectively performs a pbb operation and a virtual path operation. The virtual path table retains a correspondence relation between a service instance identifier and two ports in a plurality of ports set in advance.
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215100 
new patent

Systems, methods and devices for selective interference coordination in a cellular protocol


A user equipment (ue) can reserve shared spectrum between two wireless protocols upon the request from a tower. For example, an enhanced node b (enb or enodeb) transmits a message to associated ues including a set of candidate ues, a length of time to reserve, and a frequency band to use.
Intel Ip Corporation


07/30/15
20150215066 
new patent

Optical routing apparatus and method


Optical add and drop switch and aggregator apparatus comprising: n first wavelength selective routing apparatus each configured to split a wavelength multiplexed input signal into l sub-signals; demultiplexers each configured to demultiplex a respective sub-signal into k optical signals; output ports each configured to output a respective output optical signal; add ports configured to receive optical signals to be added; m second wavelength selective routing apparatus each having x outputs, each said apparatus being configured to receive optical signals from a respective add port and to route each received optical signal to a respective one of its outputs; drop ports configured to output optical signals to be dropped; and a switch matrix coupled between the demultiplexers, the output ports, the drop ports and the second wavelength selective routing apparatus, the switch matrix comprising a plurality of optical switches arranged in xm columns and kln rows.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/30/15
20150215062 
new patent

Ofdma with adaptive subcarrier-cluster configuration and selective loading


A method and apparatus for allocating subcarriers in an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) system is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises allocating at least one diversity cluster of subcarriers to a first subscriber and allocating at least one coherence cluster to a second subscriber..
Adaptix, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215001 
new patent

Packet energy transfer in-line communications


Data is communicated between a digital power transmitter and one or more digital power receivers over a transmission line comprising positive and negative conductors. If the transmitter is sending data to the receiver, a first transmitter electrical switch is selectively operated to increase electrical charge in the transmission-line capacitance.
Voltserver, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214932 
new patent

Duty ratio correction circuit and phase synchronization circuit


A duty ratio correction circuit includes: a buffer circuit configured to generate a second signal based on a first signal, the second signal having a dc component corresponding to a first control signal; a waveform shaping section configured to shape a waveform of the second signal to generate a third signal that is a target of duty ratio correction; a first capacitor; and a first charge-discharge control circuit configured to selectively charge or discharge the first capacitor based on the third signal, to generate the first control signal.. .
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150214815 
new patent

Energy-accumulation apparatus


An energy-accumulation apparatus includes a variable-buoyancy assembly configured to be selectively buoyant in a body of water. The energy-accumulation apparatus also includes a delivery assembly coupled to the variable-buoyancy assembly.

07/30/15
20150214799 
new patent

Large-diameter rotary electric machine rotor, and rotary electric machine


A rotor of a wind turbine large-diameter rotary electric machine has a hub configured to rotate about an axis of rotation; a tubular structure extending about the hub and supporting a plurality of active segments arranged about the axis of rotation; and a radial structure configured to connect the hub to the tubular structure, which is divided into a plurality of sectors connectable selectively to the radial structure.. .
Wilic S.a.r.l.


07/30/15
20150214780 
new patent

Uninterruptible power supply system


Disclosed is an uninterruptible power supply system, including a sub power supply device configured to supply or cut off sub input power to a load device; a battery configured to supply or cut off battery input power to the load device; and an uninterruptible power supply device that is electrically connected to the sub power supply device and the battery, and when main input power is selectively received and supplied to the load device or the battery input power is selectively received and supplied to the load device, determines whether the main input power and the battery input power are within a predetermined reference main input power range and reference battery input power range, and when the main input power and the battery input power are outside of the reference main input power range and the reference battery input power range, receives the sub input power and supplies the power to the load device.. .
Posco


07/30/15
20150214779 
new patent

Three-source automatic redundant bypass-isolation switches and related power systems and methods


Power systems include a housing and an automatic transfer switch (ats switch) held in the housing, a bypass switch held in the housing and a control circuit in communication with the ats switch and the bypass switch to automatically direct the bypass switch and the ats switch to carry out the selective connections to thereby allow automated, redundant power transitions to the system load from three different power sources.. .
Eaton Corporation


07/30/15
20150214777 
new patent

Arrangement for and dynamically managing electrical power between an electrical power source and an electrical load


Electrical power is dynamically managed among one or more power sources and one or more loads. A plurality of monitor nodes is connected to an input terminal connected to each source, and to an output terminal connected to each load.
Nextek Power Systems Inc.


07/30/15
20150214766 
new patent

Battery balancing circuit, system and method


A battery balancing circuit, system and method are disclosed. The battery balancing circuit comprises a plurality of individual batteries, a plurality of first switches, a plurality of second switches, a first control element, a second control element and a transformer.
Dongguan Powerwise New Energy Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214759 
new patent

Reconfigurable power control system


Systems and methods for the creation of a centrally controlled dc and ac power rail system within a structure. The rails utilize a centralized controller along with a plurality of distributed controllers to allow for power in the rails to be selectively distributed or not distributed to outlets attached to the rails.
Ivani, Llc


07/30/15
20150214745 
new patent

Apparatus and providing compatibility in wireless power transmission system


The present invention relates to a method for providing compatibility with a wireless power transmitting device in a wireless power transmitting system. The method includes the steps of: detecting a wireless power receiving device on the basis of a load change; transmitting a request signal for requesting information for a receiving device to the wireless power receiving device; receiving the information for the receiving device from the wireless power receiving device, wherein the information selectively includes version information on standard technical specifications for realizing the wireless power receiving device; and, when the version information is included in the information for the receiving device, performing a wireless power transmitting operation according to the standard technical specifications corresponding to the version information..
Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd


07/30/15
20150214733 
new patent

Enhanced charge device model clamp


A circuit for electrostatic discharge (esd) protection is disclosed. The circuit includes multiple transistors that are selectively turned on during an esd event.
Globalfoundries Inc.


07/30/15
20150214718 
new patent

Electrical protection device


An electrical protection device for an electrical load includes a pair of input terminals and for respectively electrically connecting to an active conductor and a neutral conductor of an electrical power source. A pair of output terminals and electrically connects to load.
Iep2 Research Pty Limited


07/30/15
20150214621 
new patent

Multi-band plasma loop antenna


Disclosed is a multi-band plasma loop antenna that may reduce radio interference and provide multiple bands. First, the multi-band plasma loop antenna includes an antenna element including a plurality of plasma loop patterns; a plasma activation controller configured to activate a specific plasma loop pattern among the plurality of plasma loop patterns based on an input signal; and at least one rf feed configured to apply an rf signal to the antenna element.
Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute


07/30/15
20150214481 
new patent

Memory device constructions, memory cell forming methods, and semiconductor construction forming methods


Memory device constructions include a first column line extending parallel to a second column line, the first column line being above the second column line; a row line above the second column line and extending perpendicular to the first column line and the second column line; memory material disposed to be selectively and reversibly configured in one of two or more different resistive states; a first diode configured to conduct a first current between the first column line and the row line via the memory material; and a second diode configured to conduct a second current between the second column line and the row line via the memory material. In some embodiments, the first diode is a schottky diode having a semiconductor anode and a metal cathode and the second diode is a schottky diode having a metal anode and a semiconductor cathode..
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214429 
new patent

Method for manufacturing rod-type light emitting device and rod-type light emitting device


There is provided a method for manufacturing a rod-type light emitting device, which includes: forming a rod having lateral surfaces and an upper surface on a gan layer of a first conductivity-type, the rod being made of a gan of the first conductivity-type; selectively growing a high-resistivity layer on the upper surface of the rod; forming a multi-quantum well layer to cover the lateral surfaces and the upper surface of the rod and the high-resistivity layer; and forming a gan layer of a second conductivity-type to cover the multi-quantum well layer.. .
National University Corporation Nagoya University


07/30/15
20150214423 
new patent

Method for manufacturing optical device and optical device


A method for manufacturing an optical device includes forming a mask on main surface of a first gan layer such that the mask has one or more openings in first region on the main surface of the first layer, selectively growing first gan in the opening such that core including the first gan is formed on exposed portion of the first layer, forming an active layer on the core such that active region is formed, forming a second gan layer on the active region, removing a portion of the mask covering second region, forming a first electrode in the second region on the first layer, forming a second electrode covering the second layer and extending onto the mask in third region on the first layer, forming a first pad on the first electrode, and forming a second pad in a pad-forming region of the second electrode in the third region.. .
National University Corporation Nagoya University


07/30/15
20150214364 
new patent

Fin field effect transistor including a strained epitaxial semiconductor shell


A semiconductor fin including a single crystalline semiconductor material is formed on a dielectric layer. A semiconductor shell including an epitaxial semiconductor material is formed on all physically exposed surfaces of the semiconductor fin by selective epitaxy, which deposits the semiconductor material only on semiconductor surfaces and not on dielectric surfaces.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/30/15
20150214344 
new patent

Bipolar junction transistors with self-aligned terminals


Device structures, design structures, and fabrication methods for a bipolar junction transistor. A first layer comprised of a first semiconductor material and a second layer comprised of a second semiconductor material are disposed on a substrate containing a first terminal of the bipolar junction transistor.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/30/15
20150214328 
new patent

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device


To provide a semiconductor device with low parasitic capacitance, a semiconductor device with low power consumption, a semiconductor device having favorable frequency characteristics, or a highly integrated semiconductor device. In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including a semiconductor, a first conductor, a second conductor, a third conductor, and an insulator, the semiconductor includes a first region in contact with the first conductor, a second region in contact with the second conductor, and a third region in contact with the insulator.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214274 
new patent

Horizontal magnetic memory element using inplane current and electric field


Provided is a magnetic memory device for applying an in-plane current to a conductive wire adjacent to a free magnetic layer having an in-plane magnetic anisotropy to induce a flux reversal of the free magnetic layer and simultaneously applying a voltage to each magnetic tunnel junction cell selectively to reverse magnetization of the free magnetic layer selectively at each specific voltage. The magnetic memory device may implement high density integration by reducing a volume since a spin-hall spin-torque causing a flux reversal is generated at an interface of the conductive wire and the free magnetic layer, ensure thermal stability by enhancing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of the magnetic layer, and reduce a critical current density by increasing an amount of spin current.
Korea University Research And Business Foundation


07/30/15
20150214273 
new patent

Light-emitting device and display device


A technique of manufacturing a display device with high productivity is provided. In addition, a high-definition display device with high color purity is provided.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214231 
new patent

Dynamic random access memory unit and fabrication method thereof


A dynamic random access memory unit includes a substrate having a trench disposed therein, a self-aligned trench isolation structure formed in the bottom portion of the trench, and a first trenched gate formed in the bottom portion of the trench and above the self-aligned trench isolation structure. The substrate includes at least one pillar-shaped active body having a drain region, a body region atop the drain region, and a source region atop the body region.
Inotera Memories, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214224 
new patent

Mos transistor, semiconductor device, and manufacturing the same


In a mos transistor having a structure in which a source and a drain are raised on a substrate by using a selective epitaxial growth technique, a bulk resistance can be reduced while an impurity concentration of a silicon layer is reduced in the selective epitaxial growth. A metal oxide semiconductor transistor includes a gate having a sidewall formed on a silicon substrate, a silicon layer formed on the silicon substrate by selective epitaxial growth, and an inclination portion inclined downward in a direction opposite to the gate on at least a portion of a cross-section including the silicon layer and the gate..
Ps4 Luxco S.a.r.l.


07/30/15
20150214219 
new patent

Gate structure cut after formation of epitaxial active regions


A gate structure straddling a plurality of semiconductor material portions is formed. Source regions and drain regions are formed in the plurality of semiconductor material portions, and a gate spacer laterally surrounding the gate structure is formed.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/30/15
20150214160 
new patent

Semiconductor structures comprising at least one through-substrate via filled with conductive materials


A method for selective removing material from a substrate without damage to copper filling a via and extending at least partially through the substrate. The method comprises oxidizing a semiconductor structure comprising a substrate and at least one copper feature and removing a portion of the substrate using an etchant comprising sf6 without forming copper sulfide on the at least one copper feature.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214143 
new patent

Semiconductor integrated circuit with nano gap


A method of fabricating a semiconductor integrated circuit (ic) is disclosed. A substrate having a dielectric layer over it is provided.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214099 
new patent

Method of etching a crystalline semiconductor material by ion implantation and then chemical etching based on hydrogen chloride


The invention provides a method of etching a crystalline semiconductor material (114), the method being characterized in that it comprises: at least one ion implantation performed by implanting a plurality of ions (121) in at least one volume (113) of the semiconductor material (114) in such a manner as to make the semiconductor material amorphous in the at least one implanted volume (113), and as to keep the semiconductor material (114) in a crystalline state outside (112) the at least one implanted volume (113); and at least one chemical etching for selectively etching the amorphous semiconductor material relative to the crystalline semiconductor material, so as to remove the semiconductor material in the at least one volume (113) and so as to keep the semiconductor material outside (112) the at least one volume (113).. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt


07/30/15
20150214093 
new patent

Processes and systems for engineering a barrier surface for copper deposition


A method for processing an interconnect structure on a substrate is provided, including: depositing a metallic barrier layer to line the interconnect structure, the metallic barrier layer configured to prevent diffusion of copper into the dielectric layer; depositing a thin copper seed layer over the metallic barrier layer in the interconnect structure; depositing a gap-fill copper layer over the thin copper seed layer; removing copper overburden and metallic barrier overburden, wherein removing copper overburden and metallic barrier overburden creates a planarized copper surface on the gap-fill copper layer; selectively depositing a thin layer of a cobalt-containing material on the reduced planarized copper surface; wherein the substrate is processed and transferred in controlled environments to minimize exposure to oxygen, the controlled environments defined by one or more controlled ambient environments and/or one or more vacuum environments.. .
Lam Research Corporation


07/30/15
20150214075 
new patent

Manufacturing selective electronic packaging device


A manufacturing method of selective electronic packaging device includes the following. A plurality of electronic components is disposed on a surface of a substrate.
Universal Scientific Industrial (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214067 
new patent

Methods for etch of sin films


A method of selectively etching silicon nitride from a substrate comprising a silicon nitride layer and a silicon oxide layer includes flowing a fluorine-containing gas into a plasma generation region of a substrate processing chamber and applying energy to the fluorine-containing gas to generate a plasma in the plasma generation region. The plasma comprises fluorine radicals and fluorine ions.
Applied Materials, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214064 
new patent

Forming cross-coupled line segments


A method is provided for fabricating cross-coupled line segments for use, for instance, as a hard mask in fabricating cross-coupled gates of two or more transistors. Fabricating the structure includes: providing a sacrificial mandrel on the substrate, the sacrificial mandrel including a transverse gap through the mandrel separating the sacrificial mandrel into a first mandrel portion and a second mandrel portion; providing a sidewall spacer along sidewalls of the sacrificial mandrel, where sidewall spacers along sidewalls of the first mandrel portion and the second mandrel portion merge within the transverse gap and form a crossbar; and removing the sacrificial mandrel and selectively cutting the sidewall spacers to define the cross-coupled line segments from the sidewall spacers and crossbar.
Globalfoundries Inc.


07/30/15
20150214051 
new patent

Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the same


A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes partially removing an upper portion of an active fin of a substrate loaded in a chamber to form a trench; and forming a source/drain layer in the trench, which includes providing a silicon source gas, a germanium source gas, an etching gas and a carrier gas into the chamber to perform a selective epitaxial growth (seg) process using a top surface of the active fin exposed by the trench as a seed so that a silicon-germanium layer is grown; and purging the chamber by providing the carrier gas into the chamber to etch the silicon-germanium layer.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214038 
new patent

Method for directed self-assembly (dsa) of block copolymers


In directed self-assembly (dsa) of a block copolymer (bcp), a patterned sublayer on a substrate serves as a guiding chemical prepattern on which bcps form more uniform and/or denser patterns. A layer of a blend of a bcp and functional homopolymers, referred to as inks, is deposited on the patterned sublayer and annealed to change the initial chemical prepattern to a 1:1-like chemical pattern that is more favorable to dsa.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


07/30/15
20150214021 
new patent

Mass spectrometer interface


A mass spectrometer interface, having improved sensitivity and reduced chemical background, is disclosed. The mass spectrometer interface provides improved desolvation, chemical selectivity and ion transport.
Ionics Mass Spectrometry Group Inc.


07/30/15
20150213979 
new patent

Switchgear motor operator


A motor operator assembly is described, which is releasably secured and selectively coupled to a switchgear unit. The motor operator assembly includes a support plate, and a latch mechanism secured to the support plate that has a latch member configured to releasably secure the support plate to the switchgear unit.
S&c Electric Company


07/30/15
20150213974 
new patent

Key structure


A key structure includes, from top to bottom in sequence: at least one key main body, made of light transmissible material; a key frame, adapted to mount the key main body; an elastic supporting portion, allowing the key main bodies to move back and forth vertically; at least one bump, formed on one side of the elastic supporting portion; a detection module, sensing the action of the key main body and allowing the bump to be in touch therewith selectively; and a display screen, configured on one side of the detection module. A user can see the bottom display screen through the key main body directly, and the elastic supporting portion drives the bumps to move downward to touch the detection module after the user presses the key main body down.

07/30/15
20150213971 
new patent

System and operating an on-load tap changer


A system for operating an on-load tap changer (oltc) includes a plurality of legs that include mechanical switches. At least one leg switches from a first to a second tap of the oltc on receipt of a tap change signal.
General Electric Company


07/30/15
20150213931 
new patent

Method for selectively activating magnetic nanoparticle and selectively activated magnetic nanoparticle


Provided is a method of selective activation for a magnetic nanoparticle having a magnetic vortex structure. The method of selective activation for a magnetic nanoparticle in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure includes providing a magnetic nanoparticle having a magnetic vortex structure; applying a first magnetic field to the magnetic nanoparticle so that the magnetic nanoparticle has a resonance frequency; and activating the magnetic nanoparticle by applying a second magnetic field having the resonance frequency to the magnetic nanoparticle..
Seoul National University R&db Foundation


07/30/15
20150213872 
new patent

Apparatuses and methods for address detection


Apparatuses and methods for address detection are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes an address filter and an address tracking circuit.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213862 
new patent

Memory decoding


Memories, and methods of operating such memories, having a memory cell, sense circuitry having a gate, program circuitry and a decoder having a first signal line connected to the gate of the sense circuitry, a second signal line connected to the program circuitry, and an output selectively connected to the memory cell. The decoder is configured to selectively connect the output to the first signal line responsive to a first control signal and to selectively connect the output to the second signal line responsive to the first control signal and a second control signal.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213775 
new patent

Data lines driver of display apparatus includng the same and driving display panel using the same


A data lines driver includes a digital to analog converter configured to generate a normal data voltage based on a data signal, a buffer configured to buffer the normal data voltage and a power-on/reset part configured to generate an initial data voltage varying according to time and to selectively output either the initial data voltage or the normal data voltage.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213741 
new patent

Detachable vehicle-mounted banner assembly having improved display and mounting features


A detachable vehicle-mounted banner assembly is provided, comprising a banner panel defining two opposing and at least semi-rigid surfaces, the surfaces comprising at least a leading edge; a banner mast comprising a base portion and a flanged portion, the flanged portion comprising an angled leading edge and a trailing slot, the trailing slot being configured to selectively engage at least the leading edge; and a base assembly having a first portion configured for attachment to a vehicle and a second portion configured to attachment relative to the base portion. The base portion is elongate and has a base longitudinal axis about which the banner mast and the banner panel pivot; and the flanged portion of the banner mast extends away from the base portion and has a flange longitudinal axis oriented at an acute angle relative to the base longitudinal axis.
Hardflags, Llc


07/30/15
20150213665 
new patent

Coin dispensing apparatus


A coin dispensing apparatus capable of dispensing coins of a plurality of denominations quickly and capable of being fabricated at a low cost is provided. A plurality of coin dispensing units each including a rotary disk having apertures for receiving coins supplied from a coin source are used in combination.
Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150213600 
new patent

Angiographic examination for a vascular system in a body region of interest of a patient


The embodiments relate to an angiographic examination method for generating a 2d projection image. The method includes: (1) acquiring a volume dataset, (2) reconstructing a 3d volume from the volume dataset, (3) forward-projecting for generating a virtual vessel projection, (4) deriving a binary vessel mask, (5) acquiring at least one current 2d projection image, (6) combining the binary vessel mask with the at least one current 2d projection image to form a current mask, (7) thresholding the current mask to form a current binary mask, (8) back-projecting the current binary mask into the 3d volume to form a mask volume, (9) threshold value segmenting the mask volume in order to generate a final virtual vessel volume, and (10) subtracting a projection of the vessel volume from the current 2d projection images to generate a selective, overlay-free visualization of the body region of interest by selectable parameters..

07/30/15
20150213355 
new patent

Virtual assistant system to remotely control external services and selectively share control


A virtual assistant system includes a mobile device, an assistant server and devices and services included within the virtual assistant system desired to be controlled. The virtual assistant system can control any such devices and services by receiving an input to perform a function at the devices and services, translate the input into a language sharable by all of the external devices and services through a respective plugin so that such inputs can be understood between the plurality of devices and services, and functions can be performed at the desired device(s) or service(s) either remotely or locally.

07/30/15
20150213335 
new patent

Media processing device and controlling a media processing device


A media processing device enables continuous high-speed processing of recording media. A media processing device has a magnetic head 21 that reads information recorded on checks 4 in the check 4 conveyance path 10, a magnetic recognition unit 20b that acquires the result of a verification based on information read by the magnetic head 21, and a conveyance control unit 20a that starts conveying the check 4 to be processed next.
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/30/15
20150213277 
new patent

Method of performing microprocessor alu integrity test over a distributed asynchronous serial communication network for asil-d level safety critical applications


A system includes first and second modules of a vehicle. The first module stores at least one seed value, calculates a key based on the at least one seed value, forms a seed key pair based on the calculated key and the at least one seed value, generates a data bus message including the seed key pair and data corresponding to operation of the first module, and transmits, over a distributed vehicle network, the data bus message.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/30/15
20150213230 
new patent

System and item management


Item-management systems, apparatus, and methods are described, preferably for management of items such as medicaments. In embodiments, an item-management system comprises a holder defining plural cells, a docking station configured to receive the holder, at least one indicator selectively-operable to indicate the holder cell into which an item is to be loaded, and at least one controller operable to selectively operate each at least one indicator to indicate the cell into which the item is to be received.
Chudy Group, Llc


07/30/15
20150213179 
new patent

Leakage power reduction in integrated circuits by selective removal and/or sizing of switch cells


According to one general aspect, a method may include receiving a placed and routed circuit design, wherein the placed and routed circuit design includes a plurality of switch cells. The method may include performing a supply voltage drop analysis on the placed and routed circuit design.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213162 
new patent

Temperature monitoring with simulated thermal buffer


An environmental monitoring system that processes at least one report from at least one environmental sensor in the environment. The system comprises a computing device configured to compute, based on values of physical properties of a simulated object and the at least one report, a simulated condition of the simulated object within the environment.
Schechter Tech, Llc


07/30/15
20150213031 
new patent

Geo-location video archive system and method


A system and method for recording, uploading, and archiving video recordings, including a front-end and a back-end application. The preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a front-end application wherein video is recorded using a mobile device.
Afix Technologies, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212871 
new patent

Selective reading of memory with improved accuracy


This disclosure relates to selectively performing a read with increased accuracy, such as a self-reference read, from a memory. In one aspect, data is read from memory cells, such as magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) cells, of a memory array.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212848 
new patent

Security management device and method


In a case where a master virtual machine, which is constructed on the basis of master information for configuring either part or all of a virtual machine, and an individual virtual machine, which is constructed on the basis of individual information that is configured partially or entirely in accordance with the master information, exist as the types of virtual machines that a physical client provides to a user terminal, a security check of a plurality of virtual machines is selectively executed, with respect to each check item, for a virtual machine of the type corresponding to the contents of the check item.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212565 
new patent

System and power management of mobile devices


A method and system of managing power usage of devices including selectively executing a program application on a plurality of battery powered devices. Battery usage data is generated for a battery in one or more of the devices during execution of the work application.
Vocollect, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212495 
new patent

Satellite radio-controlled wristwatch


A reception time period required for time adjustment is reduced in a satellite radio-controlled wristwatch. A satellite radio-controlled wristwatch according to the present invention includes: a satellite radio wave reception unit including an antenna for receiving a satellite radio wave, a high frequency circuit, and a decoder circuit; a clock circuit for holding and counting an internal time; and a controller for controlling a timing of at least a time information acquisition operation of acquiring time information from the satellite radio wave received by the satellite radio wave reception unit, the controller being configured to selectively execute, in the time information acquisition operation, based on error evaluation of the internal time: a shortened time adjustment operation of ending the time information acquisition operation at a stage at which head information representing a head of unit information is received, and adjusting the internal time based on a timing at which the head information is received; and a normal time adjustment operation of receiving the time information, and adjusting the internal time based on the time information..
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212493 
new patent

Watch external part, manufacturing watch external part, and watch


A watch external part of the present invention is equipped with a substrate and a coating formed using an aerosol deposition method. The coating is selectively provided at a portion of a site observable in a state with the watch external part incorporated in a watch.
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/30/15
20150212492 
new patent

Watch external part, manufacturing watch external part, and watch


A watch external part of the present invention is equipped with a substrate and a coating formed using a gas deposition method. The coating is selectively provided at a portion of a site observable in a state with the watch external part incorporated in a watch.
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/30/15
20150212478 
new patent

Transfer device, image forming apparatus, and transferring developer to sheet


A transfer device includes a direct-current (dc) power supply configured to output a dc voltage; an alternating-current (ac) power supply configured to selectively output a superimposed voltage in which an ac voltage is superimposed on the dc voltage output from the dc power supply or the dc voltage output from the dc power supply; and a transfer unit configured to transfer a developer to a sheet using the voltage output from the ac power supply.. .

07/30/15
20150212393 
new patent

Convertible mobile surveillance camera enclosure for selectively protecting camera dome


An enclosure for a surveillance camera includes a housing having front, rear, top, bottom and opposing side walls. A camera dome projects downwardly below the bottom wall.

07/30/15
20150212335 
new patent

Reflective type imaging element and optical system, and manufacturing relective type imaging element


This reflective imaging element (1) includes: a first reflective element (11); and a second reflective element (21) arranged over the first reflective element. Each of the first and second reflective elements has a multilayer structure in which a plurality of unit reflective elements are stacked one upon the other.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150212320 
new patent

Head-up display and operating it


A head-up display includes at least three light sources, each one arranged to emit light with a basic color different from the basic color of the other light sources, a digital micro mirror device including an array of micro mirrors, wherein the light of the light sources is directed onto the digital micro minor device, at least one combiner for displaying an image, and at least one control unit for multiplexing the light sources so as to sequentially emit light thus creating a field sequential color system and for controlling the digital micro mirror device so as to selectively rotate the micro mirrors between an on state, where the light from the light sources is reflected into an optical path towards the combiner, and an off state, where the light is reflected away from that optical path. A method for operating the head-up display is also disclosed..
Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics Sas


07/30/15
20150212318 
new patent

Scanner device for 2-dimensional deflection of a laser beam


A scanner device configured for 2-dimensional deflection of a laser beam by mirrors that are each pivotably supported about an axis and that are driven in a motorized manner, includes a first motor-mirror unit that has a first mirror and a drive motor, and a carrier for securing the first motor-mirror unit. The first motor-mirror unit is selected from one of two different possible motor-mirror units, each of which has an assembly flange, an identical abutment face, and can be selectively releasably secured with the abutment faces to the same first assembly face of the carrier.
Trumpf Laser Gmbh


07/30/15
20150212295 
new patent

Image pickup apparatus and lens unit


A first lens unit performing communication with an image pickup apparatus with a first voltage and a second lens unit performing communication with the image pickup apparatus with a second voltage are selectively attached to the image pickup apparatus. The image pickup apparatus includes a controller configured to operate with a third voltage different from at least one of the first and second voltages to output a signal for the communication with the first and second lens units, and a determiner configured to determine the type of the lens unit attached to the image pickup apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150212275 
new patent

2x2 wavelength selective switch array


Methods, systems, and apparatus for optical wavelength selective switching. One 2×2 wavelength selective switch array includes a plurality of optical input ports configured to receive one or more optical input beams, and a plurality of optical output ports configured to receive one or more one or more optical output beams wherein the plurality of optical input ports and optical output ports form an array of 2×2 optical port pairs; one or more optical conditioning and wavelength dispersion elements; a polarization modulator array having a plurality of polarizing modulation cells, each cell configured to independently change a polarization orientation of an optical beam passing through the cell and associated with a particular wavelength channel; and a polarization-selective beam-routing optical element configured to route each particular input beam to either a first output port or a second output port according to polarization orientation..
Oplink Communications, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212217 
new patent

Masks that selectively attentuate radiation for inspection of printed circuit boards


Masks that selectively attenuate radiation for inspections of printed circuit boards (pcb) are disclosed. A pcb may be inspected for defects by exposing the pcb with radiation and analyzing the radiation transmitted through the pcb.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212156 
new patent

Method and valid encoding


Aspects of the disclosure provide a circuit including an encoding circuit and a valid circuit. The encoding circuit is configured to encode data to be transmitted as signals on a data bus to satisfy a requirement that limits a number of bit transitions between consecutive transmissions.
Marvel Israel (m.i.s.l) Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212152 
new patent

Testing of integrated circuits during at-speed mode of operation


Methods for testing an application specific integrated circuit (asic). A set of representations is created that overlays power density information and clock gate physical locations of a set of clock gates in a critical sub-chip of the asic for test mode power analysis.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


07/30/15
20150212146 
new patent

Method and high voltage device crystal defect detection


A semiconductor device comprises a first layer, a second layer configured to overlap with the first layer at a plurality of positions, a plurality of first layer contacts configured to be selectively activated to test the first layer for a first layer leakage current, and a plurality of second layer contacts configured to be selectively activated to test the second layer for a second layer leakage current. The first layer contacts are arranged on the first layer on a first side and a second side of the plurality of positions at which the second layer overlaps with the first layer.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212143 
new patent

Kill die subroutine at probe for reducing parametric failing devices at package test


A method of testing semiconductor devices includes contacting bond pads coupled to integrated circuitry on a first die of a plurality of interconnected die on a substrate using a probe system having probes and probe tests including parametric tests, continuity tests, and a kill die subroutine. Probe tests using the probe program are performed.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


07/30/15
20150212139 
new patent

Sensitive and selective ground fault detection


Methods, systems, and devices for sensitive and selective identification of ground faults in a three phase power distribution system are described. The three phase conductors of the three phase power distribution system may be surrounded by a sensor comprising a magnetic ring with a thin opening, and a sensitive magnetometer that operates on magnetoresistance may be disposed in the opening of the ring.
Gf Technologies, Llc


07/30/15
20150211780 
new patent

Specialty cooling features using extruded evaporator


An appliance includes a co-extruded evaporator in thermal communication with a compartment. The co-extruded evaporator includes main and support channels in thermal communication that share a common wall.
Whirlpool Corporation


07/30/15
20150211716 
new patent

Lighting device, a controlling the same, for selectively emitting light along or against traffic direction


The invention proposes a lighting device (250). The lighting device (250) for road lighting comprises a lighting module and a control module coupled to the lighting module, and configured to control the lighting module to radiate a first light beam (221) towards a first direction to generate a first lighting pattern on the road surface (b), when a first predetermined condition is satisfied, and to control the lighting module to radiate a second light beam (231) towards a second direction to generate a second lighting pattern on the road surface (a), when a second predetermined condition is satisfied, wherein the first direction is oriented to go along the traffic direction and the second direction is oriented to go opposite the traffic direction..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/30/15
20150211633 
new patent

Drive member selection


A drive member selection mechanism is described, including at least one drive member and at least two selector members, wherein the drive member includes a first and second face, and further includes, on each face, at least one projection, and the selector members include, on at least one face thereof, at least one complementary projection arranged to selectively engage with a projection of a drive member, the arrangement being such that the projection(s) of a selector member and the projection(s) of the first face of a drive member may be drivingly engaged in a first torque connection and the projection(s) of a selector member and the projection(s) of the second face of a drive member may be drivingly engaged in a second torque connection, wherein the second torque connection is opposed to the first torque connection.. .
Qinetiq Limited


07/30/15
20150211631 
new patent

Shift/tilt locking shift lever of automatic transmission


A shift/tilt locking apparatus for shift lever of automatic transmission may include a shift knob, a main shaft slidably and rotatably disposed in a housing such that shift knob is slidable; a crossbar having shift knob at the upper end to tilt; a shift restriction device that allows shift knob to slide by selectively restricting sliding of main shaft; and a tilting restriction device controlling shift knob to tilt by selectively restricting the tilting of shift knob by using a third solenoid, which is controlled by a shift mode determining step that determines a shift mode by checking the position of shift knob and a lever locking step that restricts/releases shift knob by selectively operating first solenoid to third solenoid.. .
Sl Corporation


07/30/15
20150211627 
new patent

Variable speed control walk-behind working machines


Variable speed control systems and methods for walk-behind working machines, such as lawnmowers and similar powered machines, can include a control lever with a lever arm that is selectively pivotable with respect to a machine handle between a first angular position at which a grip portion of the control lever is spaced apart from the handle by a first angle and a second angular position at which the control lever is proximate to the handle to control the working machine to be in one of a range of operating states corresponding to the angular position of the control lever. A control lever adjustment system is configured to selectively adjust the first angle to adjust a total possible angular travel of the control lever between the first angular position and the second angular position.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211619 
new patent

Active limited slip differential


A ball and ramp assembly is disposed adjacent the friction clutch assembly for selectively frictionally loading the friction clutch assembly.. .

07/30/15
20150211617 
new patent

Power transmission system for vehicle and vehicle comprising the same


A power transmission system for a vehicle and a vehicle including the same are provided. The power transmission system includes an engine unit configured to generate power, a transmission unit adapted to selectively be coupled with the engine unit, and configured to transmit the power generated by the engine unit, a first motor generator coupled with the transmission unit, an output unit configured to transmit the power output by the transmission unit to at least one of front and rear wheels of the vehicle, and a second motor generator configured to drive the at least one of the front and rear wheels..
Byd Company Limited


07/30/15
20150211616 
new patent

Power transmission system for vehicle and vehicle comprising the same


A power transmission system for a vehicle and a vehicle including the same are provided. The power transmission system includes an engine unit configured to generate power, input shafts to receive power from the engine unit, an output shaft configured to transfer the power from the input shafts, linked gears rotatable differentially relative to the output shaft and configured to mesh with driving gears on the input shafts, an output unit fixed on the output shaft and configured to transmit the power to the front wheels of the vehicle, a synchronizer disposed on the output shaft and configured to selectively engage with the linked gears, a first motor configurable to perform either direct or indirect power transmission with at least one of the input shafts and the output shaft, and one or more second motor generators configured to drive the rear wheels of the vehicle..
Byd Company Limited


07/30/15
20150211615 
new patent

Power transmission system for vehicle and vehicle comprising the same


A power transmission system for a vehicle and a vehicle including the same are provided. The power transmission system includes an engine unit configured to generate power, a transmission unit adapted to selectively coupled with the engine unit, and configured to transmit the power generated by the engine unit, a first motor generator coupled with the transmission unit, an output unit configured to transmit the power output by the transmission unit to at least one of front and rear wheels of the vehicle, a power switching device adapted to enable or interrupt a power transmitting between the transmission unit and the output unit, and a second motor generator configured to drive the at least one of the front and rear wheels..
Byd Company Limited


07/30/15
20150211614 
new patent

Power transmission system for vehicle and vehicle comprising the same


A power transmission system for a vehicle and a vehicle including the same are provided. The power transmission system includes: an engine unit configured to generate power; a transmission unit adapted to selectively couple with the engine unit, and configured to transmit the power generated by the engine unit; a first motor generator coupled with the transmission unit; an output unit configured to transmit the power output by the transmission unit to at least one of front and rear wheels of the vehicle; a power switching device adapted to enable or interrupt a power transmitting between the transmission unit and the output unit; and a second motor generator configured to drive the at least one of the front and rear wheels..
Byd Company Limited


07/30/15
20150211605 
new patent

Roll control device for a vehicle curtain


A roll control device for a vehicle curtain has a unidirectional transmission device and a damping assembly. The unidirectional transmission device has a gear base, multiple planet gears and a transmission wheel.
Macauto Industrial Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211587 
new patent

Magnetic system for controlling an operating mode of an overrunning coupling assembly and overrunning coupling and magnetic control assembly including the system


A magnetic system for controlling the operating mode of an overrunning coupling assembly and an overrunning coupling and magnetic control assembly including the system are provided. The system includes a control member mounted for controlled shifting movement and a translator structure supported for travelling along a path between first and second end positions.
Means Industries, Inc.


07/30/15
20150211483 
new patent

Wind turbine and tower system


The disclosed wind turbine utilizes adjustable blades, forcing wind into channels away from the rotational axis. These channels direct wind to conversion surfaces a desirable distance from the rotational axis of the turbine, producing more torque.

07/30/15
20150211465 
new patent

Starter system and method


A method for controlling an engine starter system including a starter capable of being controlled by an electronic control unit and having an electric motor and a pinion coupled together for transferring rotational torque from the motor to the pinion when the motor is activated; controlling activation of the motor with an electronic control unit output motor signal in response to an engine speed input signal; determining the pinion speed in an open loop manner based solely on the time since activation of the motor and the voltage applied to the motor; and selectively moving the pinion between a retracted state and an extended state in response to an electronic control unit output pinion signal, whereby the starter is capable of selectively engaging an engine for cranking the engine. Also, a starter system that facilitates this method..
Remy Technologies, Llc


07/30/15
20150211414 
new patent

Drive device for vehicle auxiliary machine


A drive apparatus for a vehicle auxiliary device is provided that basically includes first and second drive sources, an auxiliary device, first, second and third rollers, first, second and third idler rollers and a roller pair selection mechanism. The first, second and third rollers are linked to rotary shafts of the first and second drive sources and the auxiliary device.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211406 
new patent

After-treatment system


An after-treatment system includes a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst or a similar aftertreatment unit or brick that may be inserted into the opened end of a sleeve. The aftertreatment brick includes a substrate matrix with catalytic material that extends between a first face and a second face.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/30/15
20150211386 
new patent

Control of system with gas based cycle


System (2) for carrying out a gas based thermodynamic cycle in which a gas is compressed in at least one compressor (8) in one part of the cycle and is expanded in at least one expander (10) operating simultaneously in an upstream or downstream part of the cycle, wherein the change in absolute internal power with gas mass flow rate differs as between the compressor and the expander and wherein the system comprises a control system configured to make selective adjustments so as individually to control, either directly or indirectly, the respective gas mass flow rates through each of the compressor and expander. The system may be an energy storage system including a pumped heat energy storage system configured to provide independent graduated control of system pressure and output power by selective adjustment of the respective gas mass flow rates through each half-engine..
Isentropic Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211324 
new patent

Disintegrating agglomerated sand frack plug


The frack plug has a sealing element that reforms when set to hold differential pressure. The element is granular with adhesive to hold the granular particles together but allow the shape to reform under setting force.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


07/30/15
20150211217 
new patent

Modular waste drain


A modular waste drain can includes at least two of the following separate modules that can be selectively attached and detached from each other: an inlet assembly, an outlet assembly and a knife gate valve. An additional module can be provided by a valve guard assembly..
T & S Brass And Bronze Works, Inc.


07/30/15
20150211168 
new patent

Washing machine control system and methods


A washing machine system comprising an outer tub with a basket rotatably supported within the outer tub. The basket receives launderable items and wash water.
Alliance Laundry Systems Llc


07/30/15
20150211164 
new patent

Washing machine


Disclosed herein is a washing machine, which includes a clutch unit provided to be able to selectively transmit power generated from a drive unit to a drum and a pulsator. The clutch unit includes an outer shaft that is connected to the drum at an upper side thereof and rotates the drum, an inner shaft that is located in the outer shaft, is connected to the pulsator at an upper side thereof, and rotates the pulsator, and a one-way bearing that is installed between the inner shaft and the outer shaft.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211093 
new patent

Gallium extraction agent and gallium extraction method


Provided are an extraction agent and extraction method that selectively extract and, at a low cost, recover gallium from an acidic solution containing gallium and zinc. The gallium extraction agent comprises an amide derivative represented by general formula (1).
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211051 
new patent

Method for recovering sperm nucleic acid from a forensic sample


A method for selectively recovering nucleic acid from a sperm cell in a sample containing cells of at least a sperm cell and an epithelial cell, and a cell suspension medium comprising extracellular impurities, is provided. The method entails introducing a sample into a vessel, sequestering the cells from the remaining sample components, washing the cells with a washing solution either before or after sequestration, removing the impurities-containing cell suspension medium from the vessel while retaining the cells; lysing selectively cells of the first cell type; and isolating the nucleic acid from the lysed cells.
Life Technologies Corporation


07/30/15
20150211007 
new patent

Selective inhibition of polyglutamine protein expression


The present invention relates to the selective inhibition of protein expression of cag repeat-related disease proteins such as huntington using nucleic acid analogs. Peptide nucleic acids and locked nucleic acids are particularly useful analogs..
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System


07/30/15
20150211001 
new patent

Methods of quantitating heavy and light chain polypeptide pairs


Provided is a method of quantitatively determining the ability of individual igg heavy chains to selectively pair with a particular igg light chain when the heavy chains and two unique light chains are co-expressed. The method provides results with reasonable throughput and is robust and accurate.
National Research Council Canada (nrc)




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