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 Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus
The present technology relates to an image sensor, an imaging method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of improving the image quality. It includes a plurality of signal lines for reading signals from pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, each of the plurality of signal lines being provided for one column of pixels, and a fixing unit configured to fix the potential of the plurality of signal lines to a predetermined potential, is started.
Sony Corporation


 Achieving band gap grading of czts and cztse materials patent thumbnailnew patent Achieving band gap grading of czts and cztse materials
Techniques for achieving band gap grading in czts/se absorber materials are provided. In one aspect, a method for creating band gap grading in a czts/se absorber layer includes the steps of: providing a reservoir material containing si or ge; forming the czts/se absorber layer on the reservoir material; and annealing the reservoir material and the czts/se absorber layer under conditions sufficient to diffuse si or ge atoms from the reservoir material into the czts/se absorber layer with a concentration gradient to create band gap grading in the czts/se absorber layer.
International Business Machines Corporation


 System including software and non-stop upgrading  running software patent thumbnailnew patent System including software and non-stop upgrading running software
A system including software enables the running software to he upgraded without stopping any service. A system including software includes a task block loaded into a memory the task block being communicable with the outside through a message, and a dynamic module block loaded into the memory, the dynamic module block being symbolically linked with the task block to provide a service corresponding to the message..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


 Process and system for waste heat grading cyclic utilization and pollutant emission reduction of sintering flue gas patent thumbnailnew patent Process and system for waste heat grading cyclic utilization and pollutant emission reduction of sintering flue gas
The present invention provides a process and system for waste heat grading cyclic utilization and pollutant emission reduction of sintering flue gas, in which the sintering flue gas is divided into low-temperature, high-oxygen, low-humidity section sintering flue gas; middle-temperature, low-oxygen, high-humidity section sintering flue gas; and high-temperature, high-oxygen, low-humidity section sintering flue gas according to the emission characteristics of temperature, oxygen content and humidity of the flue gas. The low-temperature, high-oxygen, low-humidity section sintering flue gas is led into the sintering machine for hot air ignition and hot air sintering; the middle-temperature, low-oxygen, high-humidity section sintering flue gas is subjected to dust removal and desulfurization treatments; the high-temperature, high-oxygen, low-humidity section sintering flue gas is mixed with exhaust gas of a cooler and then is led into the sintering machine for hot air sintering.
Beijing Kbsc Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.


 Systems and methods for insulating a pipe patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for insulating a pipe
A pipe insulation product including a core of insulating material and a laminate. The core includes a cylindrical outer surface; a cylindrical inner surface; and a wall extending between the cylindrical outer surface and the cylindrical inner surface.
Johns Manville


 Method for manufacturing recycled pulp from used sanitary products patent thumbnailnew patent Method for manufacturing recycled pulp from used sanitary products
A recycled pulp that is reusable sanitary products is efficiently manufactured by recovering pulp fiber from used sanitary products containing the pulp fiber and a polymer absorbent. The method of the present invention comprises: a step applying a mechanical force to the used sanitary products in an aqueous solution containing a polyvalent metal ion or an acidic aqueous solution with a ph of 2.5 or lower and thus degrading the used sanitary products into the pulp fiber and other materials; a step separating the pulp fiber from the mixture of the pulp fiber and other materials that has been formed in the degradation step; and a step treating the pulp fiber thus separated with an ozone-containing aqueous solution with a ph of 2.5 or lower..
Unicharm Corporation


 Upgrading kerosene to jet fuel with carbonaceous desorption and filtration patent thumbnailnew patent Upgrading kerosene to jet fuel with carbonaceous desorption and filtration
The invention relates to removing contaminants from jet fuel or kerosene using solid sorbents that are comprised primarily of carbon and preferably of coke particles. The coke particles have an affinity for contaminants in jet fuel and kerosene and are sized to be filtered from the liquid fuel without plugging.
Phillips 66 Company


 Methods for sterilizing, degrading a pollutant and providing luminescence using a fenton reaction catalyst patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for sterilizing, degrading a pollutant and providing luminescence using a fenton reaction catalyst
A method for sterilizing a solid substance including contacting a solid substance with a fenton reaction catalyst, the fenton reaction catalyst including a reaction product, wherein the reaction product includes divalent iron, wherein the reaction product is obtained by providing a feedstock for supplying a component having a reduction effect, the feedstock being selected from the group consisting of (i) coffee grounds after extraction of coffee and (ii) tea dregs, the feedstock being a dried product, and mixing the feedstock with an iron ion-supplying source containing divalent or trivalent iron, and then adding water, the source being at least one substance selected from the group consisting of iron (ii) chloride, iron (iii) chloride, iron (ii) nitrate, iron (iii) nitrate, iron (ii) sulfate, iron (iii) sulfate, iron (ii) hydroxide, iron (iii) hydroxide, iron (iii) oxide; a heme iron; a product obtained by dissolving iron ore, metallic iron or iron (iii) oxide-rich red soil with an acid; and rust, and wherein in the mixing, the iron ion-supplying source is mixed so that elemental iron is contained in an amount of 0.1 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the dried product of the feedstock.. .
Incorporated Administrative Agency, Nat'l. Agriculture & Food Research Org.


 Mitigation scheme for sram functionality patent thumbnailMitigation scheme for sram functionality
An system and method are configured to degrade a memory cell pfet voltage based on a sensor reading of a current operating point. This will enable additional control over the sram device, particularly during a write operation.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Systems and methods for grading the appearance of seeds patent thumbnailSystems and methods for grading the appearance of seeds
Systems and methods for grading the appearance of seeds are disclosed. In an embodiments, a system comprises: a memory device configured to store one or more color thresholds and a processing device communicatively coupled to the memory device.
Remington Seeds, Llc


Hybrid laser countermeasure line replaceable unit and upgrading therewith

A hybrid laser countermeasure line replaceable unit and method of upgrading therewith is provided. The unit includes two generable laser beams, namely, a first pulsed laser beam and a second continuous wave laser beam.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

Process for making di-functional molecules with concurrent light paraffin upgrading

An integrated process for making di-functional or multi-functional molecules with concurrent light paraffin upgrading is disclosed. The process involves three primary steps: (1) oxidation of an iso-paraffin to alkyl hydroperoxide and alcohol; (2) converting the alkyl hydroperoxide and alcohol to dialkyl peroxide; and (3) coupling functional molecules into di-functional or multi-functional molecules using the dialkyl peroxide as a radical initiator, while the dialkyl peroxide is converted to a tertiary alcohol.
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

Systems and methods for retinopathy workflow, evaluation and grading using mobile devices

Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium are provided for retinopathy evaluation. A retina image and a first plurality of user input controls representing a categories of features related to retinopathy evaluation, are displayed in a user interface.
Socialeyes Corporation

Engineered ferroelectric gate devices

Coupling of switchable ferroelectric polarization with the carrier transport in an adjacent semiconductor enables a robust, non-volatile manipulation of the conductance in a host of low-dimensional systems, including the two-dimensional electron liquid that forms at the laalo3-srtio3 interface. However, the strength of the gate-channel coupling is relatively weak, limited in part by the electrostatic potential difference across a ferroelectric gate.

Thermostable alginate degrading enzymes and their methods of use

The present invention relates to the identification, production and use of thermostable alginate lyase enzymes that can be used to partially degrade alginate to yield oligosaccharides or to give complete degradation of alginate to yield (unsaturated) mono-uronates.. .
UniversitÄt Stuttgart

Filter

A filtration material is disclosed that may include a first layer comprising a first three-dimensional network of fibers including a first plurality of cells, including an extracellular matrix comprising α-glucan and chitin. The filtration material may include a second layer fluidly downstream of the first layer comprising a second three-dimensional network of fibers including a second plurality of cells, including an extracellular matrix including α-glucan and chitin and the second layer may be adhered to the first layer.
Caterpillar Inc.

Photo-definable glass with integrated electronics and ground plane

The present invention includes compositions and methods of creating electrical isolation and ground plane structures, around electronic devices (inductors, antenna, resistors, capacitors, transmission lines and transformers) in photo definable glass ceramic substrates in order to prevent parasitic electronic signals, rf signals, differential voltage build up and floating grounds from disrupting and degrading the performance of isolated electronic devices by the fabrication of electrical isolation and ground plane structures on a photo-definable glass substrate.. .
3d Glass Solutions, Inc

Method for color grading of a digital visual content, and corresponding electronic device, computer readable program product and computer readable storage medium

A method for color grading a first color frame according to a first reference color frame is described. The method includes selecting a color transformation already applied to one second color frame, according to a second reference color frame, the second color frame being different from the first color frame and applying, to said first color frame, the selected color transformation.
Thomson Licensing

Power cable termination device for gas-insulated switchgear

A power cable termination device for a high voltage direct current gas-insulated switchgear including: an outer housing made of an electrically conducting material, connectable to the switchgear; a terminal portion of a power cable, the power cable including an electrical conductor, a circumferential electrically insulating layer, and a circumferential conductive shield which is stripped off along a first part of the power cable; an electric field grading system including a resistive field grading material layer arranged circumferentially around the power cable to axially cover the edge of the conductive shield where the conductive shield is terminated, the resistive field grading material layer being in electrical contact therewith, and a connection device connectable to the gas-insulated switchgear and arranged to provide mechanical support and electrical contact with the gas-insulated switchgear.. .
Abb Schweiz Ag

Storage for solid-state drive

A storage method and device for a solid-state drive is provided in embodiments of the present disclosure. The method includes: configuring a checkpoint drive and a cache drive; backing up data blocks from a data drive into the checkpoint drive; and in response to the data drives being corrupted, writing into a further data drive part of the data blocks backed up into the checkpoint drive and part of data blocks in the cache drive.
Emc Ip Holding Company Llc

Upgrading a kernel or kernel module with a configured persistent memory unused by the kernel

Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for upgrading a kernel or kernel module with a configured persistent memory unused by the kernel. A persistent memory space is configured in the memory to store application data from applications in user mode.
International Business Machines Corporation

Host-safe firmware upgrade of a pci express device

A method and a computer readable medium comprising instructions for upgrading a firmware of a peripheral device connected to a host device via a peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) bus from the operating system (os) of the host device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method and computer readable medium instructions includes halting host device access to the peripheral device after detecting the peripheral device has completed a shutdown sequence, and resetting the peripheral device after a predetermined time period after completion of the shutdown sequence.
Ocz Storage Solutions, Inc.

Optimal wind farm operation

The present application is concerned with a flexible way of operating a wind farm with a plurality of degrading wind turbine components. According to the invention, maintenance scheduling and power production in the wind farm are handled concurrently in a single optimization step.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Extraction of bitumen from oil sands

Carbon dioxide is used as a solvent to extract bitumen from oil sands in an anhydrous process that is compatible with existing procedures for upgrading bitumen. The process should provide high yields and meet environmental concerns..

Cellulose ester materials with tunable degradation characteristics

Degradable materials are provided that may be utilized in various wellbore treatment fluids, such as hydraulic fracturing fluids. In particular, the degradable materials can be formed from cellulose esters that are capable of effectively degrading at specific rates when exposed to the aqueous environments commonly found in wellbores.
Eastman Chemical Company

Hydrocarbon conversion

The invention relates to the hydrocarbon upgrading to produce aromatic hydrocarbon, to equipment and materials useful in such upgrading, and to the use of such upgrading for, e.g., producing aromatic hydrocarbon natural gas. The upgrading can be carried out in the presence of a dehydrocyclization catalyst comprising at least one dehydrogenation component and at least one molecular sieve..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.

Hydrocarbon dehydrocyclization

The invention relates to hydrocarbon dehydrocyclization to produce products such as aromatic hydrocarbon, to equipment and materials useful for dehydrocyclization, to processes for carrying out dehydrocyclization, and to the use of dehydrocyclization for, e.g., natural gas upgrading. The dehydrocyclization is carried out in a catalytic reaction zone of a reverse-flow reactor..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.

Hydrocarbon conversion

The invention relates to the conversion of paraffinic hydrocarbon to oligomers of greater molecular weight and/or to aromatic hydrocarbon. The invention also relates to equipment and materials useful in such conversion, and to the use of such conversion for, e.g., natural gas upgrading.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.

Hydrocarbon conversion

The invention relates to the conversion of light hydrocarbon to higher-value hydrocarbon, such as aromatic hydrocarbon, to equipment and materials useful in such conversion, and to the use of such conversion for, e.g., natural gas upgrading. The conversion can be carried out in two stages, with each stage containing a dehydrocyclization catalyst comprising at least one dehydrogenation component and at least one molecular sieve..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.

Hydrocarbon dehydrocyclization in the presence of carbon dioxide

The invention relates to converting non-aromatic hydrocarbon in the presence of co2 to produce aromatic hydrocarbon. Co2 methanation using molecular hydrogen produced during the aromatization increases aromatic hydrocarbon yield.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.

Grading of glandular tissue cancer by detailed image analysis of stained tissue slices

An improved histopathological score is obtained by identifying objects in images of glandular tissue from cancer patients. The objects are identified based on staining by a biomarker.
Definiens Ag

Upgrading a c5 olefin stream

A process is provided including subjecting a raw c5 stream containing c5 diolefins to extractive distillation to form c5 diolefins and a raffinate stream. The process includes subjecting the raffinate stream to dehydrogenation to form additional c5 diolefins, which are recycled to the extractive distillation.
Fina Technology, Inc.

Methods for mushroom cultivation

A method for cultivating mushrooms, comprising mixing culture material with an enzyme for degrading or converting cellulosic material; a method for improving the yield of mushrooms and/or biological efficiency of mushroom cultivation and an enzyme composition for mushroom cultivation and uses thereof.. .
Novozymes A/s

Bandgap grading of czts solar cell

A method for fabricating a photovoltaic device includes forming a polycrystalline absorber layer including cu—zn—sn—s(se) (cztsse) over a substrate. The absorber layer is rapid thermal annealed in a sealed chamber having elemental sulfur within the chamber.
International Business Machines Corporation

Grading of breast cancer

Methods and compositions for the identification of breast cancer grade signatures are provided. The signature profiles are identified based upon multiple sampling of reference breast tissue samples from independent cases of breast cancer and provide a reliable set of molecular criteria for identification of cells as being in one or more particular stages and/or grades of breast cancer..
The General Hospital Corporation

Polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity and polynucleotides encoding same

The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides and catalytic domains..
Novozymes A/s

Bacteria and enzymes produced therefrom and methods of using same

A bacteria referred to here as bacillus subtilis 6a-1 is provided, compositions thereof and processes for use of the bacteria, spores, cells, extracts and enzymes. The compositions which comprise the bacteria, spores, cells, extracts and/or enzymes are capable of degrading polysaccharides.
Agri-king, Inc.

Method, apparatus, and system for presentation in video

Embodiments provide a method, an apparatus, and a system for presentation in a video conference. The method includes receiving a video stream of at least one sending endpoint and grading video content according to a video stream of each sending endpoint, to determine a video content grade corresponding to each sending endpoint, where the at least one sending endpoint corresponds to multiple video content grades.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Wireless communication terminal device, wireless communication base device, and generating csi

The purpose of the present invention is to be able to simultaneously generate three or more sets of csi within a predetermined time interval, without degrading the accuracy of the csi, to achieve comp control for flexible switching of base stations. At predetermined intervals or at timing coincident with reception of trigger information, a generation unit uses a csi-rs resource to measure a desired signal component and interference component, and generate csi.
Sun Patent Trust

Assessment of core educational proficiencies

The present system and method for assessment of core educational proficiencies (acep) is directed to a system and method for administering, training, developing, grading and reporting the scores of an assessment test for critical thinking, problem solving and effective writing. The acep web-based computer implemented system and method for assessment of core educational proficiencies more particularly comprises a computer network server having a data storage and memory configured to administer an assessment, said assessment comprising a first test and a second test wherein said first test and said second test each include three essay questions to be answered by writing essays totaling for all three essay questions at least 900 words, grading said essay answers for effective, organized writing, grammar and spelling and grading said essays for critical thinking, problem solving and task management skills to generate test results and recommendations, as well as generating and disseminating reports of said test results and recommendations..

Systems and methods for hydroprocessing heavy oil

A system and method for preparing and conditioning a heavy oil feedstock for hydroprocessing in a hydroprocessing system includes forming metal sulfide catalyst particles in situ within the heavy oil feedstock. The metal sulfide catalyst particles are formed in situ by (1) premixing a catalyst precursor with a hydrocarbon diluent to form a diluted precursor mixture, (2) mixing the diluted precursor mixture with the heavy oil feedstock to form a conditioned feedstock, and (3) heating the conditioned feedstock to decompose the catalyst precursor and cause or allow metal from the precursor to react with sulfur in the heavy oil feedstock to form metal sulfide catalyst particles in situ in the heavy oil feedstock.
Headwaters Heavy Oil, Llc

Treatment of kerogen in subterranean formations

Provided in this disclosure, in part, are methods, compositions, and systems for degrading organic matter, such as kerogen, in a subterranean formation. Further, these methods, compositions, and systems allow for increased hydraulic fracturing efficiencies in subterranean formations, such as unconventional rock reservoirs.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Pharmaceutical products from fungal strains

Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an isolated cellulose degrading fungus and pharmaceutical substances produced by the fungus.. .
Menon Renewable Products, Inc.

Multi-level voltage regulator system and method

A multi-level voltage regulator system/method providing discrete regulation of a dc-dc intermediate bus converter (ibc) output voltage (vout) is disclosed. The disclosed system/method allows ibc vout to be regulated in discrete steps during periods where ibc input voltage (vin) falls below nominal operating values.
Tdk-lambda Corporation

Workload management in a global recycle queue infrastructure

Presented herein are methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and devices for integrating a workload management scheme for a file system buffer cache with a global recycle queue infrastructure. Methods for allocating a certain portion of the buffer cache without physically partitioning the buffer resources are disclosed which include: identifying a workload from a plurality of workloads; allocating the buffer cache in the data storage network for usage by the identified workload; tagging a buffer from within the buffer cache with a workload identifier and track each buffer; determining if the workload is exceeding its allocated buffer cache; and wherein determining the workload is exceeding its allocated percentage of buffer cache, enabling the workload's exceeded buffer to be available to scavenge; determining if the workload is exceeding a soft-limit on the allowable usage of the buffer cache, and wherein determining the workload is exceeding its soft-limit, degrading the prioritization of subsequent buffers, preventing the workload from thrashing out buffers of other workloads..
Netapp, Inc.

Managing software version upgrades in a multiple computer system environment

An independent product upgrade function is associated with each of multiple software products installed in a set of multiple computing devices. Responsive to a triggering event, each upgrade function determines whether the corresponding product can be updated based on rules for the corresponding product.
International Business Machines Corporation

Managing software version upgrades in a multiple computer system environment

An independent product upgrade function is associated with each of multiple software products installed in a set of multiple computing devices. Responsive to a triggering event, each upgrade function determines whether the corresponding product can be updated based on rules for the corresponding product.
International Business Machines Corporation

Identification of degrading electrodes in a marine electromagnetic survey system

A system and method is provided for identifying degrading electrodes in a marine electromagnetic survey system. A system may comprise a sensor array operable for use in a marine electromagnetic survey system, wherein the sensor array comprises a plurality of electrodes.
Pgs Geophysical As

Disposable toilet bowl insert

A toilet insert providing noise, stain and odor-prevention while using a toilet for solid waste. The material of the toilet insert is chosen to be biodegradable and water-soluble.

Process for upgrading heavy hydrocarbon liquids

The present disclosure provides a process that employs glycerol and a catalyst for partial transformation of heavy petroleum oils to lighter hydrocarbon liquids under mild conditions without the need of external hydrogen gas. The process uses industrially produced glycerol to upgrade heavy crudes; hydrogenates aromatics to paraffin and/or olefins without the use of external hydrogen gas; operates at mild operating conditions; and employs inexpensive catalysts.
University Of New Brunswick

Administration of kynurenine depleting enzymes for tumor therapy

Methods and compositions related to the use of a protein with kynureninase activity are described. For example, in certain aspects there may be disclosed a modified kynureninase capable of degrading kynurenine.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System



Grading topics:
  • Transistors
  • Bipolar Transistor
  • Recombinant
  • Polypeptide
  • Protein Sequence
  • Nucleic Acid


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