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Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving client signal in optical transport network

Huawei Technologies

Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving client signal in optical transport network

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05/21/15
20150142404
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A method for predicting a change in lateral displacement with a change in axial displacement of a drill bit drilling in a formation rock includes: constructing a virtual representation of the drill bit and the formation rock, the drill bit having a gage pad configured to remove rock by wearing or crushing the rock during moving contact and a cutter configured to cut into the rock during moving contact with the rock; adjusting lateral penetration depth until rock reactive force equals a side force applied to the drill bit to provide an adjusted lateral penetration depth; removing formation rock to where the pad and the cutters contact the rock at the adjusted lateral penetration depth and to a selected axial displacement of the drill bit; moving the drill bit in a drilling direction to the end of the currently drilled borehole; and iterating the adjusting, the removing, and the moving.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated
05/21/15
20150139650
 Method and  transmitting and receiving client signal in optical transport network patent thumbnailnew patent Method and transmitting and receiving client signal in optical transport network
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving a client signal in an optical transport network. In the transmission method, a received client signal is mapped into a variable-rate container otu-n, wherein a rate of the otu-n is n times as high as a preset reference rate; and then, the variable-rate container otu-n is split into n optical sub-channel transport units otusubs by column, where a rate of each otusub equals to the reference rate; next, the n optical sub-channel transport units otusubs are modulated onto one or more optical carriers; at last, the one or more optical carriers is transmitted through a fiber..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138148
 Touch signal gain control apparatus and method patent thumbnailnew patent Touch signal gain control apparatus and method
A touch signal gain control apparatus includes an analog gain stage, a digital gain stage, a gain control module, and a comparing module. The analog gain stage and digital gain stage are coupled to the input terminal and output terminal of an analog-digital converter.
Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
05/14/15
20150134243
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A method for detecting a lane change by a moving vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, it is detected that a first heading of a moving vehicle has met a parameter defining a stable heading.
05/14/15
20150129367
 Method for condition monitoring of elevator ropes and arrangement for the same patent thumbnailMethod for condition monitoring of elevator ropes and arrangement for the same
A method is provided for condition monitoring of a rope of an elevator including an elevator car and a rope wheel arrangement, which rope is connected to the elevator car and passes around at least one rope wheel included in the rope wheel arrangement. The method includes obtaining travel data of the elevator car, the travel data including information describing occurrence(s) of car start(s) and/or bypass(es); and determining based on the travel data a total number of car visits at a predetermined landing in the path of the elevator car, which total number is the sum of the number of starts of the elevator car away from said predetermined landing so as to travel to any other landing irrespective of the traveling direction, and the number of times the elevator car has bypassed said predetermined landing without stopping irrespective of the traveling direction; and comparing the total number or a multifold of the total number with a first predetermined limit value, wherein said multifold equals to the total number multiplied with factor n wherein n equals the number of said at least one rope wheel; and performing one or more predetermined action if said total number or the multifold of the total number meets the first predetermined limit value, said one or more action including one or more of indicating a weakened rope condition, indicating a need for maintenance or replacement of elevator rope(s), calculating an estimated moment of maintenance or replacement of elevator rope(s), sending a specific or general warning signal, sending a fault signal, sending a signal to a service center the signal indicating weakened rope condition or a need for maintenance or a need for replacement of elevator rope(s).
05/14/15
20150129298
 Electrical box, integrated flange and cover mechanisms patent thumbnailElectrical box, integrated flange and cover mechanisms
A “no profile” electrical box, integrated flange/protective assembly and interchangeable cover that obscures standard electrical outlets such that a wall surface appears nearly continuous, uninterrupted by the outlet or cover when in use or not in use. The profile of the combined unit equals only the thickness of the material from which it is constructed; no hinges, screws or fasteners of any kind are visible and no part of the assembly requires detachment or storage when the outlet is in use, as the hinged cover is undetectably stored in the electrical box, or may be used to cover the electrical cords when engaged in the outlet.
05/07/15
20150125319
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A pumping cassette including a housing having at least two inlet fluid lines and at least two outlet fluid lines. At least one balancing pod within the housing and in fluid connection with the fluid paths.
Deka Products Limited Partnership
04/30/15
20150117559
 Low complexity near optimal two spatial stream maximal likelihood detector patent thumbnailLow complexity near optimal two spatial stream maximal likelihood detector
Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for generating a candidate search set for ml detection of 2n-qam signals transmitted on two or more mimo spatial streams. A method includes estimating an initial solution yq for a received 2n-qam symbol value b0b1 .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150115928
 Input circuit patent thumbnailInput circuit
In aspects of the invention, a zap circuit and a decoder for decoding the output of the zap circuit turn on only one analog switch in a selector. The selector delivers an electric potential at a node of a dividing resistor selected by the zap circuit.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150113965
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The walls 13 are coated with an amox catalyst coating 29 from the end 21 over a distance 27. The end plugs 17 in the outlet ends have a length that at least equals said distance 27.
04/23/15
20150108975

Method and optimization of a pulse sequence for a magnetic resonance system


In a method and a pulse sequence optimization device to optimize a pulse sequence for a magnetic resonance system, wherein pulse sequence includes at least one refocusing pulse, a readout gradient pulse temporally situated after the refocusing pulse, and at least one readout spoiler pulse, the pulse duration of the readout gradient pulse is shortened while keeping the readout gradient moment constant, and the pulse shape of the readout spoiler pulse is adapted without changing a total spoiler moment. An optimally shortened pulse duration of the readout gradient pulse is achieved when, with the adaptation of the pulse shape of the readout spoiler pulse, a maximum amplitude of the readout spoiler pulse equals to the amplitude of the readout gradient pulse, and an edge steepness of the readout spoiler pulse is minimized..
04/16/15
20150106602

Randomly branching using hardware watchpoints


A system and method for efficiently performing program instrumentation. A processor processes instructions stored in a memory.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
04/16/15
20150106065

Joining imperfectly-matching nurbs patches to form a computerized model suitable for fea


Techniques of joining imperfectly-matching nurbs patches to form a computerized model suitable for fea are disclosed. Definitions of first and second patches are received for joining together along a physical boundary defined in first and second curves that are imperfectly-matching.
Livermore Software Technology Corporation
04/16/15
20150104737

Method and system for forming non-manhattan patterns using variable shaped beam lithography


A method and system for fracturing or mask data preparation or proximity effect correction is disclosed in which a series of charged particle beam shots is determined, where the series of shots is capable of forming a continuous non-manhattan track on a surface, such that the non-manhattan track has a line width roughness (lwr) which nearly equals a target lwr. A method and system for fracturing or mask data preparation or proximity effect correction is also disclosed in which at least two series of shots are determined, where each series of shots is capable of forming a continuous non-manhattan track on a surface, and where the space between tracks has space width roughness (swr) which nearly equals a target swr..
D2s, Inc.
04/09/15
20150100852

Ecc double pattern flash memory


A method of operating a memory device storing eccs for corresponding data is provided. The method includes writing an extended ecc during a first program operation, the extended ecc including an ecc and an extended bit derived from the ecc.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.
04/09/15
20150100324

Audio encoder performance for miracast


A method for encoding audio comprises receiving an unencoded audio signal and monitoring a user interface for user interface events. The method continues by selecting one of a plurality of transform windows to hold a defined quantity of audio samples based upon a detected one or more user interface interaction events and associated transient information.
Nvidia Corporation
04/09/15
20150099954

Sensor elements for detecting an analyte in a body fluid sample as well as methods of making the same


Sensor elements are provided for determining at least one analyte concentration in a body fluid. The sensor elements are at least partially implantable into a body tissue and have a substrate and at least two electrodes.
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
04/09/15
20150098292

Methods and systems for addressing memory with variable density


Embodiments relate to systems and methods for simplified addressing of a memory device whose total memory capacity is extendible by an additional memory capacity or a factor to a total extended memory capacity, the method comprising dividing the additional memory capacity into a set of binary memory fractions of the total memory capacity such that a sum of all binary memory fractions equals the additional memory capacity, and addressing each one of the binary memory fractions by a binary based addressing scheme.. .
Infineon Technologies Ag
04/02/15
20150095564

Apparatus and selecting memory outside a memory array


An apparatus includes a memory module, which includes a memory array. The memory array includes rows of memory and columns of memory.
04/02/15
20150091715

Vehicle external environment recognition device


A vehicle exterior environment recognition device includes a three-dimensional position deriving module that derives three-dimensional positions of subject parts in a real space based on an image obtained by imaging a detection area, an object identifying module that groups the subject parts of which differences in the three-dimensional positions are within a predetermined range to identify an object, a positional point deriving module that derives a positional point based on positional information of the object, an appearance point deriving module that derives an appearance point based on appearance information of the object, and a pedestrian identifying module that identifies the object to be a pedestrian when a pedestrian point that is obtained by at least adding the positional point to the appearance point equals to or greater than a predetermined threshold.. .
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
03/26/15
20150089253

Power converter for a computer device and operating a power converter


A power converter for a computer device having a processing unit and a memory device is suggested. The power converter is connectable to the computer device by a coupling circuitry, wherein the computer device requires an actual input voltage.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150084679

Panel driving circuit and ring oscillator clock automatic synchronization method thereof


A ring oscillator clock automatic synchronization method of a panel driving circuit includes steps of: when a vertical blanking interval happens, a master driver generates a pulse signal to slave drivers respectively. A pulse width of the pulse signal equals to n times of a master ring oscillator clock, wherein n is larger than 0.
Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
03/19/15
20150082047

Efficient multiplication, exponentiation and modular reduction implementations


In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method that includes segmenting an n-bit exponent e into a first segment et and a number t of k-bit segments ei in response to a request to determine a modular exponentiation result r, wherein r is a modular exponentiation of a generator base g for the exponent e and a q-bit modulus m, wherein the generator base g equals two and k is based at least in part on a processor configured to determine the result r; iteratively determining a respective intermediate modular exponentiation result for each segment ei, wherein the determining comprises multiplication, exponentiation and a modular reduction of at least one of a multiplication result and an exponentiation result; and generating the modular exponentiation result r=ge mod m based on, at least in part, at least one respective intermediate modular exponentiation result.. .
03/19/15
20150081694

Multi-temporal widely distributed hardware and software transaction state and data state memory system


A method, in a multi-temporal widely distributed hardware and software transaction state and data state memory system, the steps comprising: creating an entry within the metadata layer for a first access to a data item within the data structure at a time-equals-zero state to create a time-equals-zero version branch of the data item in a graph structure of the data structure at a time-equals-zero time; updating the graph structure within the metadata layer when a copy-on-write overlay is generated by creating an additional branch connected to a same node as the time-equals-zero branch, storing a set of characteristics regarding the copy-on-write overlay within the metadata layer; updating the graph structure to reflect a status of propagated changes from the copy-on-write overlay to the plurality of computers; and storing a set of characteristics regarding the propagated changes to the plurality of computers.. .
International Business Machines Corporation
03/19/15
20150081168

Systems and methods for illumination control and distribution during a vehicle bank


A bank angle of a vehicle can be accurately calculated using yaw axis data and roll axis data, and based on the calculated bank angle, vehicle illumination optics can be controlled to maintain a pattern of distributed light from the illumination optics to be generally horizontal. The calculated bank angle may be zeroed when the yaw axis data equals zero.
03/19/15
20150080811

Medicament delivery device


A medicament delivery device includes a housing having proximal and distal ends; a hollow piston plunger within the housing; a telescopic dose drum concentric between the housing and the plunger; and a plunger driver to drive the plunger toward the proximal end having a hollow drive drum sleeve movable within and coupleable to the piston plunger and fixed to the dose drum; an actuator operably connected to the drive drum sleeve; and a stop body for inhibiting rotation of the dose drum and drive drum sleeve when a set dose equals a remaining dose in a medicament container. The drive drum sleeve and piston plunger are operatively coupled such that axial movement of the actuator toward the proximal end forces the drive drum sleeve and piston plunger to couple, whereby the piston plunger and dose drum are displaced toward the proximal end for delivering the set dose..
Carebay Europe Ltd
03/19/15
20150078181

System and capacity planning on a high speed data network


The present disclosure describes a method and system for monitoring the bandwidth utilization on a high speed data network port over time. According to the method described herein, measurements of the bandwidth utilization on the port may be taken over a predetermined time interval and analyzed to determine whether the utilization measurement equals or exceeds a predetermined upper threshold.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc
03/19/15
20150076773

Vehicle height adjusting device and vehicle height adjusting method


A vehicle height adjusting device includes: a changing unit that changes relative positions of a vehicle main body and wheels of a vehicle; and a control unit that adjusts a vehicle height that is a height of the vehicle main body by controlling the changing unit to change the relative positions, in which the changing unit includes an electromagnetic valve that is provided on a circulation path of a fluid and that is adjusted to have an opening amount in accordance with supplied power and changes the relative positions as pressure of the fluid varies in accordance with the opening amount of the electromagnetic valve, and the control unit performs pulse-width-modulation control on voltage applied to the electromagnetic valve so that the opening amount of the electromagnetic valve equals a desired opening amount.. .
Showa Corporation
03/19/15
20150075499

Method and controlling fuel pressure in a gaseous fuelled internal combustion engine


A method for controlling fuel pressure in an internal combustion engine consuming a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel comprises steps of determining a gaseous fuel pressure target value as a function of an engine operating condition, pressurizing the liquid fuel to a liquid fuel pressure based on the gaseous fuel pressure target value, and regulating gaseous fuel pressure from the liquid fuel pressure. The gaseous fuel pressure equals the gaseous fuel pressure target value to within a predetermined range of tolerance.
Westport Power Inc.
03/19/15
20150075488

Method and system for controlling fuel pressure in a gaseous fuelled internal combustion engine


A method for controlling fuel pressure in an internal combustion engine consuming a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel comprises steps of determining a gaseous fuel pressure target value as a function of an engine operating condition, pressurizing the liquid fuel to a liquid fuel pressure based on the gaseous fuel pressure target value, and regulating gaseous fuel pressure from the liquid fuel pressure. The gaseous fuel pressure equals the gaseous fuel pressure target value to within a predetermined range of tolerance.
Westport Power Inc.
03/12/15
20150074611

Three-dimensional tilt and pan navigation using a single gesture


Systems and methods for providing tilt and pan navigation within a three-dimensional environment in response to a single gesture are provided. An exemplary computer-implemented method includes receiving, by one or more computing devices, data describing a drag performed by a user.
Google Inc.
03/12/15
20150074315

Memory transaction ordering


Embodiments are disclosed relating to methods of ordering transactions across a bus of a computing device. One embodiment of a method includes determining a current target memory channel for an incoming transaction request, and passing the incoming transaction request downstream if the current target memory channel matches an outstanding target memory channel indicated by a direction bit of a counter or the counter equals zero.
Nvidia Corporation
03/05/15
20150065197

Communication displaying mmi


A communication apparatus and a method for mmi displaying are provided, wherein the communication apparatus equipped with at least one subscriber identification module (sim) cards, comprising: a detector, arranged to detect an amount of the sim card(s) inserted on the communication apparatus; and a processor, providing different man-machine interfaces (mmis) to be displayed on a display apparatus according to the amount of the inserted sim card(s); and wherein when the amount of the inserted sim card(s) equals to one, the processor provides a single card mmi for a subscriber; when the amount of the inserted sim cards larger than one, the processor provides a multi-card mmi for the subscribers and examines whether there is a predetermined sim card being determined; and the different mmis is displayed based on the predetermined sim card. .
Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
03/05/15
20150063742

Method for modulating a carrier light wave


The fourth variable modulating phase shift equals the sum of the negative of the second pair phase shift and the negative of the common phase shift.. .
03/05/15
20150061926

Target detection utilizing image array comparison


A method and system for forming an image comprising at least one processor for performing the following: initializing an n by p image array io by setting all values to a large number; inputting at least one image frame; randomly selecting and removing a subset of pixel locations from the total number of available pixel locations to form a preliminary image array ic; for each pixel location comparing the complex magnitude of each pixel in the image array io with the magnitude of the corresponding pixel in image array ic, and if the pixel value in the image array ic is smaller than the corresponding pixel in the image array io or if the ic value equals 0, then the current pixel value in image array io is replaced by the pixel value in the image array ic; and repeating for a number of iterations to form an image.. .
U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
03/05/15
20150061515

Led lighting system


The invention relates to a led lighting system comprising a power supply circuit for supplying a led current, equipped with input terminals (k1, k2) for connection to a supply voltage source and output terminals (k3, k4), modulation circuitry (ms, dc2), coupled between the output terminals, for alternately maintaining the voltage between the output terminals at a high level during a first time interval and a low level during a second time interval, a current sensor (r1, r2, s1) for sensing the current through the output terminals during the second time interval, and a driver circuit (dc1, dc2), coupled between the input terminals and the output terminals and coupled to the current sensor, for generating the led current, out of a supply voltage supplied by the supply voltage source, wherein the led current equals the current sensed by the current sensor multiplied by a predetermined constant multiplication factor and for supplying the led current to the output terminals during each first time interval. The led lighting system further comprises a led module comprising led module input terminals (k5, k6) for connection to the output terminals of the power supply circuit, a led load (ls) coupled between the led module input terminals with a forward voltage that is higher than the voltage that is present between the output terminals of the power supply circuit during each second time interval, and a current source (cs) coupled between the input terminals for, in case the led module input terminals are connected to the output terminals of a power supply source, during each second time interval generating a sensor current through the current sensor that is equal to a desired led current divided by the predetermined constant multiplication factor..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
02/26/15
20150056478

Lithium-ion secondary battery system, inspection lithium-ion secondary battery, and control lithium-ion secondary battery


Provided is a secondary battery system adapted to immediately detect that a lithium-ion secondary battery has entered a region in which the battery deteriorates in accordance with the t-law. The lithium-ion secondary battery system includes: a lithium-ion secondary battery; an acoustic emission (ae) sensor that detects an ae signal occurred in the lithium-ion secondary battery; an ae signal detector that detects the ae signal sent from the ae sensor; and a controller to which a signal from the ae signal detector is input.
Hitachi, Ltd.
02/26/15
20150053856

Protein layers and their use in electron microscopy


Protein layers (1) repeating regularly in two dimensions comprise protein protomers (2) which each comprise at least two monomers (5), (6) genetically fused together. The monomers (5), (6) are monomers of respective oligomer assemblies (3), (4) into which the monomers are assembled to assembly of the protein layer.
Isis Innovation Limited
02/19/15
20150049770

Apparatus and method


An apparatus includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: provide an acceptable read amount with a plurality of queues; discern one or more queues from among the plurality of queues as one or more prioritized queues, the one or more prioritized queues receiving packets within a receiving rate that equals to or is less than a reading rate depending on the acceptable read amount; and read one or more packets from the plurality of queues, with prioritizing the one or more prioritized queues and consuming the acceptable read amount, in order satisfying a read condition being associated with the acceptable read amount and an amount of stored packets.. .
Fujitsu Limited
02/12/15
20150046036

Abnormality diagnosis apparatus and abnormality diagnosis torque sensor


An apparatus for diagnosing an abnormality in a torque sensor that is connected to a controller of an electric power steering apparatus by two systems includes a steering speed determination unit that determines whether a variation speed of a steering angle equals or exceeds a predetermined speed on the basis of a detection result from a steering angle sensor, an integrated value calculation unit that calculates an integrated value of an input torque detected by the torque sensor within a sampling period extending from a point at which a steering wheel is steered at or above the predetermined speed to a point at which the steering wheel returns to a neutral position, and an abnormality determination unit that determines that an abnormality has occurred in the torque sensor when the integrated value of the input torque is equal to or smaller than a predetermined reference integrated torque.. .
Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150044822

Circuit module and producing circuit module


A circuit module includes a circuit substrate, at least one mount component, sealing bodies, and a shield. The circuit substrate includes a mount surface.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042428

Magnet arrays


Method and device for self-regulated flux transfer from a source of magnetic energy into one or more ferromagnetic work pieces, wherein a plurality of magnets, each having at least one n-s pole pair defining a magnetization axis, are disposed in a medium having a first relative permeability, the magnets being arranged in an array in which gaps of predetermined distance are maintained between neighboring magnets in the array and in which the magnetization axes of the magnets are oriented such that immediately neighboring magnets face one another with opposite polarities, such arrangement representing a magnetic tank circuit in which internal flux paths through the medium exist between neighboring magnets and magnetic flux access portals are defined between oppositely polarized pole pieces of such neighboring magnets, and wherein at least one working circuit is created which has a reluctance that is lower than that of the magnetic tank circuit by bringing one or more of the magnetic flux access portals into close vicinity to or contact with a surface of a ferromagnetic body having a second relative permeability that is higher than the first relative permeability, whereby a limit of effective flux transfer from the magnetic tank circuit into the working circuit will be reached when the work piece approaches magnetic saturation and the reluctance of the work circuit substantially equals the reluctance of the tank circuit.. .
Magswitch Technology Worldwide Pty Ltd
02/12/15
20150042427

Magnet arrays


Method and device for self-regulated flux transfer from a source of magnetic energy into one or more ferromagnetic work pieces, wherein a plurality of magnets, each having at least one n-s pole pair defining a magnetization axis, are disposed in a medium having a first relative permeability, the magnets being arranged in an array in which gaps of predetermined distance are maintained between neighboring magnets in the array and in which the magnetization axes of the magnets are oriented such that immediately neighboring magnets face one another with opposite polarities, such arrangement representing a magnetic tank circuit in which internal flux paths through the medium exist between neighboring magnets and magnetic flux access portals are defined between oppositely polarized pole pieces of such neighboring magnets, and wherein at least one working circuit is created which has a reluctance that is lower than that of the magnetic tank circuit by bringing one or more of the magnetic flux access portals into close vicinity to or contact with a surface of a ferromagnetic body having a second relative permeability that is higher than the first relative permeability, whereby a limit of effective flux transfer from the magnetic tank circuit into the working circuit will be reached when the work piece approaches magnetic saturation and the reluctance of the work circuit substantially equals the reluctance of the tank circuit.. .
Magswitch Technology Worldwide Pty Ltd
02/12/15
20150042386

Highly accurate power-on reset circuit with least delay


A power-on reset (por) circuit for generating a por signal includes a current source to generate an input current. The input current is a supply voltage dependent current.
Cirel Systems Private Limited
02/12/15
20150042379

Semiconductor device having impedance calibration function to data output buffer and semiconductor module having the same


A method for calibrating an output buffer including adjusting a first impedance code applied to a first plurality of first transistor units connected in parallel between a calibration terminal and a first power supply potential so that the potential on the calibration terminal substantially equals a reference potential, applying the first impedance code to a second plurality of first transistor units connected in parallel between a node and the first power supply potential, adjusting a second impedance code applied to a second transistor unit connected between the node and a second power supply potential so that the potential on the node substantially equals the reference potential, applying the first impedance code to a third plurality of first transistor units connected in parallel between a data terminal and the first power supply potential, and applying the second impedance code to a fourth plurality of second transistor units.. .
Ps4 Luxco S.a.r.l.
02/12/15
20150041317

Precision bipolar current-mode digital-to-analog converter


A precision bipolar digital-to-analog converter (dac) that provides a bipolar current output having a substantially fixed zero center point is provided. The dac includes digital-to-analog converter circuitry configured to provide, responsive to a reference signal indicative of the digital data, a first analog current signal having a first potential and a second analog current signal having a second potential, subtractor circuitry configured to provide a bipolar current signal by subtracting the second analog current signal from the first analog current signal, the bipolar current signal having a zero center point, and first control circuitry electrically coupled to the subtractor circuitry and to the digital-to-analog converter circuitry, and configured to modify the second potential so that the second potential equals the first potential..
Xagenic Inc.
02/05/15
20150039011

Gastric space occupier systems and methods of use


Systems for controlling obesity utilize a number of space occupiers positioned in the stomach to reduce the effective volume of the stomach. Such arrangements provides sufficient stomach volume consumption to induce weight loss, but enable use of space occupiers that are proportioned to minimize the threat of obstruction even if they should migrate into the intestine.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
02/05/15
20150036005

Methods and true high dynamic range imaging


When imaging bright objects, a conventional detector array can saturate, making it difficult to produce an image with a dynamic range that equals the scene's dynamic range. Conversely, a digital focal plane array (dfpa) with one or more m-bit counters can produce an image whose dynamic range is greater than the native dynamic range.
01/29/15
20150032536

Offers based on user's seasonality and gift giving schedule


Embodiments of the invention are directed to apparatus, methods, and computer program products for offers based on a user's seasonality and gift giving schedule. The apparatus, methods, and computer program products comprise: a memory; a processor; and a module stored in memory, executable by a processor, and configured to: receive information associated with a purchase of an item, wherein the information includes a purchase date; increment a counter associated with the purchase date; determine, in response to incrementing the counter associated with the purchase date, if the counter equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold value; and transmit, in response to determining the counter equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold value, a message to a second apparatus, wherein the message is based on the purchase date..
Bank Of America Corporation
01/29/15
20150032522

Use of e-receipts for micro loyalty targeting


Embodiments of the invention are directed to apparatus, methods, and computer program products for using e-receipts for micro loyalty targeting. The apparatus, methods, and computer program products comprise: a memory; a processor; and a module stored in memory, executable by a processor, and configured to: receive information associated with a purchase of an item, wherein the item includes an item category; increment a counter associated with the item category; determine, in response to incrementing the counter associated with the item category, if the counter equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold value; and transmit, in response to determining the counter equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold value, a message to a second apparatus..
Bank Of America Corporation
01/29/15
20150031909

Safe producing alkyl nitrate


The present invention provides a method for producing alkyl nitrate. The centrifugal extraction equipment acts as the esterification separator; a mixed acid solution containing sulfuric acid and nitric acid enters from the heavy phase inlet of the centrifugal extraction equipment; alkyl alcohol enters from the light phase inlet of the centrifugal extraction equipment; the feeding molar ratio of alkyl alcohol and nitric acid equals to 1:1.0-3.0; esterification reaction occurs with the mixed acid and alkyl alcohol at a temperature of 10˜60° c.
Shandong Libaode Chemical Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150025441

Active transdermal medicament patch and circuit board for same


An active transdermal medicament patch includes a planar substrate with a therapeutic face releasably retainable against the skin of a patient. A return electrode and a medicament matrix susceptible to permeation by medicament are secured at separated locations on the therapeutic face and electrically conductively engage the skin.
Activatek, Inc.
01/22/15
20150022299

Magnet arrays


Method and device for self-regulated flux transfer from a source of magnetic energy into one or more ferromagnetic work pieces, wherein a plurality of magnets, each having at least one n-s pole pair defining a magnetization axis, are disposed in a medium having a first relative permeability, the magnets being arranged in an array in which gaps of predetermined distance are maintained between neighboring magnets in the array and in which the magnetization axes of the magnets are oriented such that immediately neighboring magnets face one another with opposite polarities, such arrangement representing a magnetic tank circuit in which internal flux paths through the medium exist between neighboring magnets and magnetic flux access portals are defined between oppositely polarized pole pieces of such neighboring magnets, and wherein at least one working circuit is created which has a reluctance that is lower than that of the magnetic tank circuit by bringing one or more of the magnetic flux access portals into close vicinity to or contact with a surface of a ferromagnetic body having a second relative permeability that is higher than the first relative permeability, whereby a limit of effective flux transfer from the magnetic tank circuit into the working circuit will be reached when the work piece approaches magnetic saturation and the reluctance of the work circuit substantially equals the reluctance of the tank circuit.. .
Magswitch Technology Worldwide Pty Ltd
01/15/15
20150019545

Optimizing electronic layouts for media content


In one embodiment, a method includes accessing n electronic media-content items and a plurality of media-content templates, where each of the media-content templates includes a pre-determined number of surface areas for a pre-determined number of media-content items. The method includes scoring, based on one or more features, for each of one or more of the media-content templates, the placement of x of the electronic media-content items in the media-content template, where x equals the lesser of n and the pre-determined number of surface areas of the media-content template.
Facebook, Inc.
01/15/15
20150017822

Terminal set of electrical connector


A terminal set of an electrical connector includes signal terminal duos and ground terminal duos. The signal terminal duos have two signal terminals.
All Best Precision Technology Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150016474

Communicating apparatus


A communicating apparatus comprising a receiving module which comprises: a first receiving line, for receiving a second input data stream; a timing detecting apparatus, for detecting timings for a plurality of data units of the second input data stream; a data allocating apparatus, for allocating the second input data stream to x allocated data streams, wherein the x is a positive integer and the x is larger or equals to 2; and x second receiving lines, for respectively transmitting one of the x allocated data streams.. .
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
01/15/15
20150014923

Electronic gaming die


An electronic gaming die includes an enclosure, a flexible substrate, a number of light emitting diodes, a sensor, a processor and a battery. The enclosure has n sides where n is equal to or greater than 4.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
01/01/15
20150006989

Parity check matrix creation method, encoding apparatus, and recording/reproduction apparatus


According to an embodiment, in a parity check matrix creation method, all n column vectors in the mask matrix are different. A submatrix having m rows×l columns obtained by arbitrarily extracting l continuous columns from the mask matrix includes b1 first correction rows and bi ith correction rows.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
12/25/14
20140378869

Guidewire interconnecting apparatus


A male coupler for a guidewire, the guidewire having a hollow walled tube, the male coupler comprising a connector section, coupled with the guidewire, a portion of the connector section having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the hollow tube, at least one conducting ring coupled with the connector section where the diameter of the connector section is smaller the diameter of the guidewire, wherein the diameter of connecter section and the at least one conducting ring substantially equals the diameter of the guidewire.. .
Mediguide, Ltd.
12/25/14
20140374991

Casino card game


A game system of playing a card game in which at least one player plays her own hand against a banker's hand, using at least one deck of conventional playing cards, wherein kings, queens, jacks, and tens have a value of zero, aces have a value of one, and all other cards have a value equal to their numeric face value, wherein, when the total value of the cards in a hand equals ten or more, only the right-hand digit is considered, and wherein the rank of the hands, from highest to lowest rank, starts with a natural 9 hand, which is a two-card hand having a value of nine, followed by a three-card hand having a value of nine, and continues with an eight-through-zero hand, which is a two or three card hand that has a value of eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one or zero.. .
12/18/14
20140373183

Computer and control method thereof


A computer and a control method thereof are provided. The computer includes a power button, a flash read-only memory (rom), a processor, a near field communication (nfc) module, a chipset, and a coprocessor.
Quanta Computer Inc.
12/18/14
20140372849

Interactive notepad for computing equations in context


A system, method and computer program product for interactive computing of equations in context includes finding a beginning and an end of a line of text comprising an equals sign and determining if the line is an equation based on any predefined mathematical notation existing in the line; and determining a string variable name comprising all characters and spaces between any two of the predefined mathematical notation, the equals sign and the beginning and the end of the equation wherein the string variable name comprises any unicode character including a space, a non-breakable space and a plurality of any unicode characters including numbers, special and non-printed characters. Declaring in the user's electronic notes any computed and numerically unassigned variable(s) in context with the equation and any related variable(s) is further included.
12/18/14
20140372067

Device for testing tilt angle of machine cabinet


A device for testing tilt angles of tilt of a cabinet includes an angle tester, a controller, and a driver. The angle tester senses a tilt angle of the machine cabinet.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
12/11/14
20140366115

Methods, systems, and products for authenticating users


Methods, systems, and products authenticate a user to a device. A user selects or submits a media file for authentication.
12/11/14
20140363266

Systems and methods for processing stackable articles


Systems and methods for processing stackable articles, such as, frozen hamburgers or compact disks, are provided. The systems include mechanisms for determining the number of articles in a stack of articles, a transfer device adapted to transfer the articles when the number of articles equals a predetermined number of articles, a gripping device adapted to receive the stacks of articles from the transfer device, an automated manipulator adapted to transfer the gripping device with the stacks of articles, and a mechanism for discharging the stacks of articles from the gripping device to, for example, a container.
12/11/14
20140362938

Methods for codebook sub-sampling


Disclosed are methods for codebook sub-sampling. In various implementations, a wireless terminal receives a reference signal, determines, based on the reference signal, a first precoding index i2 for a first subband and a second precoding index i2′ for a second subband.
12/11/14
20140361653

High torque density electrical machine


An electrical machine includes a rotor comprising a rotor core and a plurality of permanent magnets embedded radially within the rotor core to form a plurality of rotor poles. The electrical machine further includes a stator comprising a stator core disposed concentrically outside the rotor and including a plurality of stator teeth defining a plurality of stator slots there between.
12/04/14
20140357972

Variable data usage personal medical system and method


A variable data usage personal medical system including a self-care device attached to a patient, and operable to generate self-care device data and to transmit the self-care device data at a fixed interval; a cellular communication device operable to receive and store the transmitted self-care device data, to register a count at an interval counter for each of the fixed intervals in which the transmitted self-care device data is received, to generate a data cellular packet from overhead plus the stored self-care device data when the interval counter equals a fixed interval index, and to transmit the data packet; and a cloud infrastructure operably connected to the cellular communication device over a cellular network, and operable to receive, process, and store the transmitted data packet. The cloud infrastructure is operable to transmit a value for the fixed interval index to the cellular communication device for storage..
12/04/14
20140355216

Electronic device


The electronic device includes a first casing, a second casing, and a connecting member engaging with the first casing to allow the first casing to turn about a first axis of rotation, and engaging with the second casing to allow the second casing to turn about a second axis of rotation. When a turning angle is 0 or 360 degrees, a distance between the first and second axes of rotation equals to the sum of a half of the sum of the thicknesses of the first and second casings and a clearance between the first and second casings, and the first axis of rotation is arranged at a position shifted from the center of the first casing in a reference direction to the second casing side, by a half of a value calculated by subtracting the thickness of the first casing from the thickness of a first casing-side connecting portion..


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