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04/07/16
20160100204 
 Media management based on derived quantitative data of quality patent thumbnailMedia management based on derived quantitative data of quality
Systems, methods, and computer readable media for media management provide a derived quantitative data of quality for video media files. The method embodiment comprises receiving a request for a video media file, identifying one or more video media files associated with the request, measuring at least one audio or visual quality associated with each video media file by analyzing at least one of: compression artifacts or grading for the each video media file, generating quantitative data based on the measured at least one audio or visual quality for the each video media file, and returning the quantitative data associated with the each video media file.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


04/07/16
20160098443 
 Data access management during zero downtime upgrade patent thumbnailData access management during zero downtime upgrade
A zero downtime upgrade procedure upgrading a source system to a target system is initiated that prepares software for the target system in parallel to the operation of the source system. As part of the upgrade procedure, source tables of the source system are renamed.

04/07/16
20160097044 
 Antimicrobial enzyme fusions reduce resistance and kill intracellular staphylococcus aureus patent thumbnailAntimicrobial enzyme fusions reduce resistance and kill intracellular staphylococcus aureus
Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a persistent problem in modern health care, food safety and animal health. There is a need for new antimicrobials to replace over-used conventional antibiotics.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture


04/07/16
20160096782 
 Methods and apparatuses for processing bio-derived normal nonane patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for processing bio-derived normal nonane
Methods for forming bio-derived fuel products, upgrading bio-derived feedstocks, and processing bio-derived normal nonane are provided. In an embodiment, a method for forming a bio-derived fuel product includes providing a bio-derived hydrocarbon stream comprising at least about 50 wt % normal nonane and having a research octane number of less than about 10.
Uop Llc


03/31/16
20160093172 
 Gaming machine patent thumbnailGaming machine
A gaming machine includes: a display device; a storage device configured to store payout data indicative of relation between symbols and payouts; a controller configured to modify a setting of the group of reel strips, at a time of the second game so that the symbol arrays used in the second game leads to a higher expectation value for a payout determined based on a single set of the payout data, as compared with the symbol arrays used in the base game; and an input device for entering a selection of selectable targets displayed on the display device, the selectable targets including a selectable target corresponding to success and a selectable target corresponding to fail. When a payout is determined in the second game and the selectable target corresponding to success is selected through the input device, the controller executes a process of upgrading the payout through a predetermined calculation..
Aruze Gaming America, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092841 
 Mobile job posting patent thumbnailMobile job posting
A mobile computing device displays details of a job that is posted on a social networking service as an unpaid job posting together with an option for upgrading the unpaid job posting to a paid job posting with associated advantages in comparison to the unpaid job posting. The mobile computing device displays a fee for the upgrade and at least one of the associated advantages of the paid job posting.
Linkedln Corporation


03/31/16
20160092555 
 Data aging in hana using grading attributes patent thumbnailData aging in hana using grading attributes
According to an embodiment of the present disclosures, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable mediums having program instructions thereon, provide for process of segregating data from database tables into different layers depending on the frequency of access to the data—so that each layer of the data can be stored in an appropriate storage mechanism. For example, infrequently-accessed data can be stored in a hard disk drive (hdd) and frequently-accessed can be stored in random-access memory (ram).

03/31/16
20160092244 
 Configuration grading and prioritization during reboot patent thumbnailConfiguration grading and prioritization during reboot
Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of configuring a device in a network, the method including loading one or more system configuration commands into an active memory; processing the one or more system configuration commands; loading one or more blocks of customer commands into an active memory; and processing each of the one or more blocks of customer commands, wherein each block is processed as soon as it is loaded into the active memory.. .
Alcatel-lucent Usa, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091684 
 System and  fiber distribution patent thumbnailSystem and fiber distribution
A closure (15) is installed at a network distribution point to facilitate upgrading a subscriber network (10) to extend optical fibers closer to the subscribers (18). The closure (15) may include active equipment to convert optical signals to electrical signals.
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba


03/31/16
20160090674 
 Seam allowance guide aide label, sewing with color label patent thumbnailSeam allowance guide aide label, sewing with color label
A seam allowance guide aide label, sewing with color label, to be applied to the surface of a sewing machine plate, as a stick-on label. The label has imprinted vertical and horizontal lines with colors; the first vertical line is the guideline to align the label to the default needle position for applying the label to the sewing machine's plate.

03/31/16
20160089660 

Photocatalytic filter for degrading mixed gas and manufacturing method thereof


The present disclosure relates to a photocatalytic filter, the surface of which has enhanced adsorption performance so that mixed gases including a gas that reacts later in a competitive reaction can be degraded from the initial stage of a photocatalytic reaction, and to a manufacturing method thereof. The method includes: dispersing carbon dioxide (tio2) nanopowder as a photocatalyst and one or more metal compounds in water to prepare a photocatalytic dispersion; coating a support with the photocatalytic dispersion; drying the coated support; and sintering the dried support.
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089659 

Photocatalytic filter for degrading mixed gas and manufacturing method thereof


The present disclosure relates to a photocatalytic filter, the surface of which has enhanced adsorption performance so that mixed gases including a gas that reacts later in a competitive reaction can be degraded from the initial stage of a photocatalytic reaction, and to a manufacturing method thereof. The method includes: dispersing carbon dioxide (tio2) nanopowder as a photocatalyst and one or more metal compounds in water to prepare a photocatalytic dispersion; coating a support with the photocatalytic dispersion; drying the coated support; and sintering the dried support.
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089640 

Asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membranes for h2 purification and natural gas upgrading


An asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membrane comprising a miscible blend of an aromatic polyethersulfone (pes) polymer and an aromatic polyimide polymer is used for gas separations such as hydrogen purification, separation of hydrogen and methane and to separate other gases and liquids. Uv radiation may be applied to the surface of the membrane for improved properties..
Uop Llc


03/31/16
20160089629 

Asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membranes for h2 purification and natural gas upgrading


An asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membrane comprising a miscible blend of an aromatic polyethersulfone (pes) polymer and an aromatic polyimide polymer is used for gas separations such as hydrogen purification, separation of hydrogen and methane and to separate other gases and liquids. Uv radiation may be applied to the surface of the membrane for improved properties..
Uop Llc


03/24/16
20160088009 

Secure behavior analysis over trusted execution environment


Systems and methods for recognizing and reacting to malicious or performance-degrading behaviors in a mobile computing device include observing mobile device behaviors in an observer module within a privileged-normal portion of a secure operating environment to identify a suspicious mobile device behavior. The observer module may generate a behavior vector based on the observations, and provide the vector to an analyzer module in an unprivileged-secure portion of the secure operating environment.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160087533 

Slab inductor device providing efficient on-chip supply voltage conversion and regulation


A method is disclosed to operate a voltage conversion circuit such as a buck regulator circuit that has a plurality of switches coupled to a voltage source; a slab inductor having a length, a width and a thickness, where the slab inductor is coupled between the plurality of switches and a load and carries a load current during operation of the plurality of switches; and a means to reduce or cancel the detrimental effect of other wires on same chip, such as a power grid, potentially conducting return current and thereby degrading the functionality of this slab inductor. In one embodiment the wires can be moved further away from the slab inductor and in another embodiment magnetic materials can be used to shield the slab inductor from at least one such interfering conductor..
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160087444 

A module for storing/drawing electricity in/from an electric accumulator applicable to photovoltaic systems, a photovoltaic system and a upgrading a photovoltaic system


The module according to the present invention is used for accumulating/drawing electricity in/from an electric accumulator (502); the module comprises first terminals and second terminals; the first terminals are adapted to be connected to a photovoltaic panel (501) and to an inverter (504), and the second terminals are adapted to be connected to the electric accumulator (502); the module comprises a conversion unit (503) adapted to be connected between the first terminals and the second terminals; the conversion unit (503) comprises, in turn, a two-way dc/dc converter (550) adapted to convert a first energy flow generated by the photovoltaic panel (401, 501) to store it in the accumulator (502) and a second energy flow drawn from the accumulator (502) to supply it to the inverter (504), the two-way dc/dc converter (450, 550) is configured to convert said first energy flow and said second energy flow in a selective manner. The module is characterized in that comprises: power detector means (507) adapted to be connected between a user arrangement (520), which comprises the inverter (504), in particular of the type with mppt, and a user (506), and a public electric grid (508), and adapted to detect the power flowing between the user arrangement (520) and the public electric grid (508) and vice versa between the public electric grid (508) and the user arrangement (520); the conversion unit (403, 503) comprises a control unit (501) connected to the power detector means (507) and adapted to control the two-way dc/dc converter (550) as a function of signals generated by the power detector means (507).

03/24/16
20160087241 

Organic light-emitting display device and manufacturing organic light-emitting display device


An organic light-emitting display (oled) device and a method for manufacturing an oled device are provided. A thin-film transistor is disposed on a lower substrate.
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086571 

Image display device, test device using image display device, and image display method


To provide an image display device and an image display method capable of causing an image displayed on a display device to be visually recognized without degrading the operability of the user. A scroll amount of an image displayed in an image display area is specified according to an operation of scrolling the image displayed in the image display area, the scroll amount is regulated so that the image displayed in the image display area is not out of the image display area if the image displayed in the image display area is scrolled to be out of the image display area when the image displayed in the image display area is scrolled according to the specified scroll amount, and a display mode of at least a portion of a peripheral area of the image display area is changed..
Anritsu Corporation


03/24/16
20160083705 

Enzyme compositions for the improvement of fermentation processes and by-products


The present technology relates to novel enzyme compositions for the use in processes of producing a fermentation product, in particular ethanol. The use of the disclosed enzyme composition results in improving the quality of by-products in the fermentative production process since they are capable of optimal degrading components in the fermented mash in the fermentation process..
Direvo Industrial Biotechnology Gmbh


03/24/16
20160083641 

Solids free gellable treatment fluids


Gellable treatment fluids containing an amps-acrylamide bipolymer and a suitable surfactant can be used in various subterranean operations where it is necessary for the treatment fluid to remain in a gelled state for extended periods of time at high formation temperatures. The gellable treatment fluids are thermally-stable, solids-free self-degrading treatment fluid compositions useful in fluid loss pill, kill pill, perforation pill and other gel treatment applications..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083455 

Antiviral agent against animal viruses


Disclosed herein is an antiviral agent against animal viruses. The antiviral agent contains a protein or a nucleic acid sequence encoding the protein, as an active ingredient, the protein having binding ability and degrading ability to foreign nucleic acid chains invaded in an animal cell and that has no cytotoxicity to the animal cell itself.
Ministry Of Food, Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries, National Veterinary Research & Quaranti


03/24/16
20160083302 

Polycrystalline chalcogenide ceramic material


The invention relates to a polycrystalline ir transparent material produced by sintering chalcogenide powder, e.g., zns powder, using hot uniaxial pressing followed by hot isostatic pressing. The microstructure of the material described in this disclosure is much finer than that found in material produced using the state of the art process.
Schott Corporation


03/24/16
20160083270 

A degrading contaminants / pollutants from a material and structures for carrying out said method


A method of removing contaminants from liquid passing over a surface by applying a photocatalyst to said surface 2, such that when a liquid passes over said surface in the presence of solar power, contaminants are degraded to less harmful compounds in said liquid. The photocatalyst is typically titanium dioxide applied as a coating on a surface such as glass or metal and can be used to degrade contaminants in effluents from industrial processes such as the textile or paper industries when liquid from those processes flows over the coating..
Swansea University


03/24/16
20160082260 

Architectures for an implantable medical device system


An improved architecture for an implantable medical device such as an implantable pulse generator (ipg) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the various functional blocks for the ipg are incorporated into a signal integrated circuit (ic).
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


03/24/16
20160082033 

Compositions of selenoorganic compounds and methods of use thereof


The present application relates to compositions comprising selenium compounds, such as 5′-methylselenoadenosine, a compound of formula (i), and combinations thereof, and methods of using the same for inhibiting β amyloid aggregation, apoe4 expression, p38 or tau protein phosphorylation, or increasing neprilysin and insulin degrading enzyme expression.. .
Alltech, Inc.


03/24/16
20160081369 

Methods of preparing more digestible animal feed


Disclosed herein are methods of treating an edible fiber source to make an animal feed with increased digestible energy. An exemplary method includes hydrolyzing the edible fiber source with an inorganic fiber hydrolyzing agent in a twin screw mixer that shears the edible fiber to a size of between 0.5 to 25 mm.
Archer Daniels Midland Company


03/17/16
20160078577 

Method and system for automating the accountability of service professionals via consumer education and rating


Apparatus 510 assists in regulating the quality of services of providers. A server computer 512 comprises a processing unit 514 and a computer-readable medium which stores a task database 516, a time goal database 518, a job database 520, an actual task time database 522, a task weight database 524, an interim task grade database 526, and a grading algorithm 528 responsive to information in the time goal database to generate interim grades which are stored in interim task grade database 526.

03/17/16
20160078553 

Device account upgrade-at-claim


A method of upgrading a device account is provided, the method comprising: disposing a processor in communication with a software package, wherein said software package is capable of receiving a data file containing a current device account status indicator from a device account status data provider; referencing said data file to inform a decision regarding whether a device account owner is eligible for an account upgrade at the time a device account claim is processed; and notifying said owner whether a device protection account upgrade is available. A related system appropriate for upgrading a device account is also provided, the system comprising: a processor disposed in communication with a software package, wherein said software package is programmed with means for receiving a data file containing a current device account status indicator from a device account status data provider; means for referencing said data file to inform a decision regarding whether a device account owner is eligible for an account upgrade at the time a device account claim is processed; and means for notifying said device account owner whether a device account upgrade is available..
Asurion, Llc


03/17/16
20160078393 

Method and system for automating the accountability of service professionals via consumer education and rating


Apparatus 510 assists in regulating the quality of services of providers. A server computer 512 comprises a processing unit 514 and a computer-readable medium which stores a task database 516, a time goal database 518, a job database 520, an actual task time database 522, a task weight database 524, an interim task grade database 526, and a grading algorithm 528 responsive to information in the time goal database to generate interim grades which are stored in interim task grade database 526.

03/17/16
20160078362 

Methods and systems of dynamically determining feature sets for the efficient classification of mobile device behaviors


Methods and devices for detecting suspicious or performance-degrading mobile device behaviors may include monitoring the activities of the software application by collecting behavior information, generating a behavior vector that includes a behavior feature that identifies an aspect of a monitored activity of the software application, applying the generated behavior vector to a classifier model to generate analysis results, using the analysis results to update the behavior feature so that it identifies a different aspect of the monitored activity, regenerating the behavior vector to include the updated behavior feature, and applying the regenerated behavior vector to the classifier model to determine whether the software application is non-benign.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/17/16
20160077826 

Methods and systems for dynamic upgrade of an access manager


Methods and systems are described for upgrading an access manager framework. In response to an upgrade request from a client, current and new versions of the access manager framework are identified.
Oracle International Corporation


03/17/16
20160077041 

Electrochemical detection system and apparatus


The invention provides a method of probing for a nucleic acid comprising: contacting a nucleic acid solution with an oligonucleotide probe labelled with an electrochemically active marker, providing conditions at which the probe is able to at least partially hybridise with any complementary target sequence which may be present in the nucleic acid solution, selectively degrading either hybridised, partially hybridised or unhybridised nucleic acid probe, and electrochemically determining information relating to the electrochemically active marker. The invention further provides novel molecules with use in methods of the invention..
Atlas Genetics Limited


03/17/16
20160077037 

Apparatus and measuring concentration of whole blood samples


With this configuration, a perturbation potential application method added to a conventional measurement method can maintain a bio-sensor and a measuring apparatus already used, a line used in the measuring apparatus, and calibration of amperometry as they are, improve accuracy in measurement by effectively minimizing a matrix interference effect of a background material in a bio-sample, particularly an inaccuracy caused by a change in hematocrit, and also remarkably improve accuracy in measurement by simply upgrading a measurement program of a conventional measuring apparatus.. .

03/17/16
20160076761 

Furnaces and methods of reducing heat degrading of metal heating coils of furnaces


A method includes providing a furnace including a radiant heating zone having metal heating coils and burners, concurrently applying a combustion media, having a combustibility, and a diluent to the burners, the burners burning the combustion media producing flames heating the radiant heating zone, and the diluent reducing the combustibility of the combustion media for reducing heat generated by the flames for reducing heat degradation of the metal heating coils.. .
Atd Combustors, Llc


03/17/16
20160076217 

Method and earth moving and surface grading


A tandem system having multiple fluid powered cylinders for operation of motor graders and other earth-moving equipment that is capable of interfacing with and being controlled by conventional two dimensional (“2-d”) and three dimensional (“3-d”) grade control systems, responds to encountered grade changes and adjusts elevation and a cross-slope to match predetermined project design specifications. Each cylinder member has at least one master area and at least one slave area..

03/17/16
20160075606 

A applying a nox degrading composition on a concrete element


A method of applying a nox degrading composition on a concrete element, including providing a concrete element having a surface, and applying a composition including photocatalytic titanium dioxide particles dispersed in a continuous phase on the surface of said concrete element. Also, a concrete element having nox degrading properties.
Valinge Photocatalytic Ab


03/17/16
20160074431 

Methods and compositions for improving appearance and formation of scar tissue


This invention relates to methods and compositions for degrading collagen in mammalian skin, thereby improving the appearance and/or reducing the size of a closed wound, which may be a scar or a keloid and cellulite or other conditions wherein excessive collagen is a problem.. .
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.


03/10/16
20160072010 

Semiconductor structure


A semiconductor structure includes a substrate, an aluminum nitride layer, plural of grading stress buffer layers and a superlattice structure layer. The aluminum nitride layer is disposed on the substrate.
Genesis Photonics Inc.


03/10/16
20160072009 

Semiconductor structure


A semiconductor structure includes a silicon substrate, an aluminum nitride layer and a plurality of grading stress buffer layers. The aluminum nitride layer is disposed on the silicon substrate.
Genesis Photonics Inc.


03/10/16
20160070633 

Memory leak analysis by usage trends correlation


Tools and techniques assist developers with the detection of memory leaks by using correlation of data type memory usage trends. In particular, investigations of memory leaks can be prioritized without always resorting to the use of bulky and performance-degrading memory dumps, by using these tools and techniques to identify leaky correlated data types.
Microsoft Corporation


03/10/16
20160070578 

Method and system for upgrading an electronic device


The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for upgrading electronic devices. For example, described herein are ways to upgrade components of an electronic device.
Xiaomi Inc.


03/10/16
20160070558 

Orchestration of software applications upgrade using checkpoints


Embodiments provide techniques for concurrently upgrading one or more software applications hosted by one or multiple hosts. Checkpoint data associated with the upgrade processes executing on the multiple hosts may be generated during the upgrade.
Oracle International Corporation


03/10/16
20160070282 

Power distribution systems and methodology


The invention addresses the needs associated with the entire data center power distribution lifecycle—design, build, operation and upgrades. The design and construction is facilitated by a system for prefabricating power whips that accommodate changing data center needs.
Zonit Structured Solutions, Llc


03/10/16
20160068926 

Method for the integration of carbochlorination into a staged reforming operation as an alternative to direct residue oxidation for the recovery of valuable metals


Method of combining industrial processes having inherent carbon capture and conversion capabilities offering maximum flexibility, efficiency, and economics while enabling environmentally and sustainably sound practices. Maximum chemical energy is retained throughout feedstock processing.

03/10/16
20160068752 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display element using the same


There is provided a liquid crystal composition suitable for use in a liquid crystal display element that suffers less from drop marks that occur during production without degrading ghosting properties of the display element and various properties of the liquid crystal display element, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, nematic phase upper limit temperature, low-temperature nematic phase stability, and γ1, and with which a stable amount of a liquid crystal material can be discharged in an odf process. A liquid crystal display element that uses the liquid crystal composition is also provided.
Dic Corporation


03/03/16
20160066332 

Estimating signaling traffic in mobile networks


A method upgrading a core section of a packet switched mobile network, includes: a) collecting information about a maximum signaling transaction amount managed by nodes of the core section with respect to active data connection established between user equipment and the packet switched mobile network, and calculating a corresponding active users parameter based on the collected information; b) retrieving an indication of how the maximum signaling transaction amount managed by the nodes is distributed among user equipment attached to the packet switched mobile network, and calculating a corresponding activity parameter based on the retrieved indication; c) calculating a forecasted number of user equipment which potentially can attach to the network in a future predetermined period; d) calculating a signaling traffic estimation based on the active users parameter, the activity parameter, and the forecasted number of user equipment, e) setting up the core section based on the calculated signaling traffic estimation.. .
Telecom Italia S.p.a.


03/03/16
20160065179 

High accuracy millimeter wave/radio frequency wideband in-phase and quadrature generation


Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide circuits for generating high accuracy millimeter wave or radio frequency (rf) wideband in-phase (i) and quadrature (q) oscillating signals having acceptable amplitude and phase mismatch over process, voltage, and temperature (pvt) variations with reduced cost, area, and power consumption. In one example apparatus, a polyphase filter having a first stage and a second stage is provided.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/03/16
20160063317 

Facial-expression assessment device, dance assessment device, karaoke device, and game device


The present invention provides a facial expression grading system that can achieve improved quantitative evaluation of expressiveness of a user by grading a facial expression of the user. The facial expression grading system (1) of the present invention includes: a face image acquisition unit (11) configured to acquire a face image of a target person subjected to grading; a facial expression estimation unit (12) configured to estimate a facial expression from the acquired face image; a facial expression grading unit (13) configured to grade the estimated facial expression of the face image with reference to a predetermined criterion; and a grading result display unit (14) configured to display a grading result..
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


03/03/16
20160063086 

Aging of friends in social network


Social network relationships are “aged” in that if a social network friend has not communicated with a user's social network site in a certain amount of time, then the friend is downgraded to “acquaintance” level automatically. One result may be that the “acquaintance” does not see certain postings to the website.
Sony Corporation


03/03/16
20160062760 

Method and terminal device for complying router management application with router firmware


The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for complying a router management application with a router firmware. The method includes: obtaining a current version of the router management application and a current version of the router firmware, in which a router is managed by the router management application; determining an object to be upgraded and an object not to be upgraded from the router management application and the router firmware according to the current version of the router management application and the current version of the router firmware, if the router management application is not compatible with the router firmware; obtaining a target version of the object to be upgraded, in which the target version is compatible with the object not to be upgraded; and upgrading the object to be upgraded according to the target version..
Xiaomi Inc.


03/03/16
20160060664 

Method for improving the fermentable sugar yield from lignocellulosic


The invention relates to processes for the conversion of biomass into carbohydrates, notable fermentable sugars. It provides means and methods for increasing the yield of enzymatic digestion of a biomass, in particular in those cases where cellulose is converted into sugars using a cellulose converting enzyme.
Metgen Oy


03/03/16
20160060550 

Upgrading heavy oils by selective oxidation


A heavy petroleum oil feed is upgraded by having its amenability to cracking improved by subjecting the oil to selective partial oxidation with a catalytic oxidation system to partially oxidize aromatic ring systems in the heavy oil. The partially oxidized oil can then be cracked in the conventional manner but at lower severities to lower molecular weight cracking products.
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


03/03/16
20160060549 

Process for partial upgrading of heavy and/or extra-heavy crude oils for transportation


The present invention relates to a process for the partial upgrading of properties of heavy and/or extra-heavy crude oil by low severity catalytic hydrotreatment in only one reaction step. The process of the present invention is obtained upgraded oil with properties required for its transportation from offshore platforms either to maritime terminal or to refining centers.
Instituto Mexicano Del Petroleo


03/03/16
20160060522 

Liquid crystal display device


There is provided an ffs mode liquid crystal display device that uses a liquid crystal composition which has a negative dielectric anisotropy and can achieve good display properties by being used for ffs mode liquid crystal display devices without degrading the image sticking property of display devices and various properties of liquid crystal display devices, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, nematic phase upper limit temperature, low-temperature nematic phase stability, and γ1. The liquid crystal composition contains at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (i) below, at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (ii) below, and at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (iii) below..
Dic Corporation


03/03/16
20160060156 

Method and device for separating a substrate


A method and device for separating a substrate with a laser beam. The duration of the laser beam's effect is extremely short, so the substrate is only modified concentrically about the laser beam axis (z) without it degrading the substrate material.
Lpkf Laser & Electronics Ag


03/03/16
20160058845 

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


03/03/16
20160058008 

Antimicrobial compositions and methods with novel polymeric binding system


The present invention includes multifunctional compositions, methods and binding systems to provide disinfecting and deodorizing coatings for hard and soft surfaces, inorganic and organic solid surfaces and particulate media and other related substrates, including human and animal skin and skin lesions; to provide neutralizing functions for malodors generated by both human, animal and industrial fluids and solid wastes; and to provide neutralizing and degrading functions for nuisance and noxious chemicals. The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing disinfecting, oxidizing and enzyme-inhibiting fluids enabling preparation of durable, stable biocidal and deodorizing coatings and media which can be widely used for biological agent control, prevention and elimination of odors, and degradation of noxious agents susceptible to chemical oxidation, and which take forms that are inoffensive to users and offer high convenience..

02/25/16
20160057281 

Base station device, gateway device, call connecting method, and wireless communication system


A system is provided which is capable of connecting a call without degrading the security level in a mobile terminal network, even when a call addressed to a user equipment (ue) arrives via the internet or a home network. A femto base station receives a packet addressed to a ue via the internet or a home network, and starts a paging procedure.
Panasonic Interllectual Property Corporation Of America


02/25/16
20160054990 

Method of and terminal for updating library file in system application


The invention discloses a method of upgrading a library the of a system application and a terminal, where when it is determined that the package name of an upgrade installation package is recorded in system properties, a user partition is searched by the package name of the upgrade installation package for an upgraded library file corresponding to the upgrade installation package, where the package name of the upgrade installation package is recorded in the system properties when it is determined that an application corresponding to the upgrade installation package is a system application; an original library file stored in a system partition is replaced with the found upgraded library file; and the package name of the upgrade installation package recorded in the system properties is deleted.. .
Hisense International Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160053185 

Process to separate alkali metal salts from alkali metal reacted hydrocarbons


A process to facilitate gravimetric separation of alkali metal salts, such as alkali metal sulfides and polysulfides, from alkali metal reacted hydrocarbons. The disclosed process is part of a method of upgrading a hydrocarbon feedstock by removing heteroatoms and/or one or more heavy metals from the hydrocarbon feedstock composition.
Field Upgrading Limited


02/25/16
20160053070 

Compositions and methods for biodegrading plastic


The present invention provides a composition including polyethylene and laccase wherein the laccase has an optimal specific activity at a temperature of 60° c. To 100° c.
B.g Negev Technologies Ltd.


02/25/16
20160052871 

Novel curing agents and degradeable polymers and composites based thereon


The present invention provides, among others, compounds of formula (i) or a salt thereof, methods for making these compounds, degradable polymers and reinforced composites made therefrom, and methods for degrading and/or recycling the degradable polymers and reinforced composites.. .
Adesso Advanced Materials Wuxi Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160052792 

Method for producing a field grading material with tailored properties


The present disclosure relates to a novel method for producing a field grading powder, to novel field grading powder and their uses and method of uses. The method for producing the field grading powder with semi-conductor properties comprises the steps of i) ball milling under high energy a metal powder and a boron compound for creating an homogenous powder, ii) firing the homogenous powder at a temperature and a time sufficient to create a metal boride powder, and iii) cooling down the metal boride powder from step b) for obtaining a field grading powder having semi-conductor properties..
Hydor-quebec


02/18/16
20160050353 

Image formats and related methods and apparatuses


Image data may be color graded, distributed and viewed on target displays. Mappings that preserve mid-range points and mid-range contrast may be applied to view the image data for color grading and to prepare the image data for display on a target display.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


02/18/16
20160049229 

Light-weight, efficient superconducting magnetic energy storage


Novel configurations to improve the performance of superconducting magnetic energy storage system are described. The use of poloidal grading of the conductor, enabled by the use of 2nd generation ybco conductors, is described.
Novum Industria Llc


02/18/16
20160048720 

Food preparation


A container for providing an enclosure for a food item includes a plurality of grading marks and a docking station to dock an electronic device. Yet further, the system includes a processor configured to take one or more pictures of the food item (104) using the electronic device (110), transmit the one or more pictures to a cloud (202), receive recommended recipes for the food item (104) and display the recommended recipes..
Kenwood Limited


02/18/16
20160048452 

Dynamic hierarchical memory cache awareness within a storage system


A computing device-implemented method for implementing dynamic hierarchical memory cache (hmc) awareness within a storage system is described. Specifically, when performing dynamic read operations within a storage system, a data module evaluates a data prefetch policy according to a strategy of determining if data exists in a hierarchical memory cache and thereafter amending the data prefetch policy, if warranted.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/18/16
20160048384 

Method and device for grayscale-upgrading


A method for grayscale-upgrading includes determining a target social group to be grayscale-upgraded, determining a target user account to be grayscale-upgraded in the target social group, and grayscale-upgrading an application or device corresponding to the target user account.. .
Xiaomi Inc.


02/18/16
20160046968 

Novel strain secreting fatty acids by phospholipase and producing fatty acids using it


A bacterial strain secreting fatty acids, the strain inducing fatty acids to be extracellularly secreted by using phospholipase expressed in the periplasmic space of cell. When a method of producing fatty acids by using the bacterial strain secreting fatty acids is used, fatty acids extracellularly secreted are continuously obtained without apoptosis, leading to lower costs and higher production efficiency.
Sogang University Research Foundation


02/18/16
20160046893 

Biotech washing agent


A natural biotech washing agent for the environment, which is truly natural and environment friendly, for removing oil stains and dirt on a clothing object and degrading the oil and dirt at the same time without using any powered tools, comprising a composition by percentage weight containing 0.5% marine alkaloids, 6.5-9.5% surfactant and 2.5-3.5% enzymes as active ingredients. The biotech washing agent is truly meant for the environment in that the composition is natural, the cleaning process is natural and energy-saving, the cleaning effect is great, the end products after cleaning is natural and cause no harm to the environment, and no powered tools is required to achieve the cleaning effect.

02/18/16
20160046878 

Ultrasonic cavitation reactor for processing hydrocarbons and methods of use thereof


Systems and methods for upgrading or improving the quality of a heavy oil feedstock. The systems and methods described herein utilize cavitation energy, such as ultrasonic cavitation energy, to transmit ultrasonic or other cavitation energy (e.g., cavitation forces, shear, microjets, shockwaves, micro-convection, local hotspots, and the like) into heavy oil to drive hydroconversion under low pressure hydrogen condition (e.g., less than 500 psig) that are not conventionally believed to be suitable for treating heavy oil..

02/18/16
20160046874 

Hydrocarbon upgrading


The invention relates to hydrocarbon streams containing impurities such as carbon oxysulfides, to processes for upgrading the hydrocarbons by removing at least a portion of the impurities therefrom, to equipment useful in such processes, and to the use of upgraded hydrocarbons for, e.g., chemical manufacturing.. .
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


02/18/16
20160046760 

Novel cyclic acetal, cyclic ketal diamines epoxy curing agents and degradable polymers and composites based thereon


The present invention provides, among others, compounds of the following formula which can be used as degradable curing agents, methods for preparing the compounds, degradable polymers and reinforced composites, methods for degrading and recycling the polymers and composites.. .
Adesso Advanced Materials Wuxi Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160045890 

Reactive scrubbing for upgrading product value, simplifying process operation and product handling


A method for removing formaldehyde from a blend of partially oxygenated hydrocarbons is provided. The method including a step of reacting a hydrocarbon-containing gas with an oxygen-containing gas in a reaction vessel to form first product blend.
Gas Technologies Llc


02/11/16
20160043813 

Via density in radio frequency shielding applications


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to determining the location and/or density of vias that form part of an rf isolation structure of a packaged module and the resulting rf isolation structures. From electromagnetic interference (emi) data, locations of where via density can be increased and/or decreased without significantly degrading the emi performance of the rf isolation structure can be identified.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


02/11/16
20160043133 

Manufacturing semiconductor integrated circuit device


A solid-state imaging element has problems of occurrence of dark current due to influences of an interface state at an interface between a semiconductor and an insulating film, e.g., between silicon and silicon oxide, and of charges generated in a device manufacturing process, which leads to signal noise, thereby degrading the function of a device, specifically, the imaging quality. The outline of the invention in the present application relates to a manufacturing method of a semiconductor integrated circuit device with a surface-irradiation type image sensor, which includes irradiating a main surface of a semiconductor wafer with photodiodes formed therein, with far-ultraviolet ray after forming a lowermost wiring layer of a multi-layer wiring and before forming a color filter layer, and then applying a heat treatment to the wafer..
Renesas Electronics Corporation


02/11/16
20160042652 

Body-motion assessment device, dance assessment device, karaoke device, and game device


The present invention is intended to provide a body motion grading system that allows the grading less likely to be affected by the difference among the builds of target persons subjected to grading. The present invention provides body motion grading system (1) including body position information acquisition unit (11) configured to acquire body position information of a target person subjected to grading in time series, body part recognition unit (12) configured to recognize a position of each part in the acquired body position information in time series and relatively recognize positions of body parts with reference to a certain body part, body motion grading unit (13) configured to conduct grading by comparing a position of a body part recognized by the body part recognition unit with a preliminarily prepared comparison condition in time series, and grading result display unit (14) configured to display a grading result..
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


02/11/16
20160040795 

Check valve


A check valve includes an internal liquid trap that prevents the backflow of gas and debris from degrading the valve. The internal liquid trap can be formed by internal passages within a valve housing.

02/11/16
20160040663 

Check valve


A check valve includes an internal liquid trap that prevents the backflow of gas and debris from degrading the valve. The internal liquid trap can be formed by internal passages within a valve housing.

02/11/16
20160040080 

Systems and methods for renewable fuel


The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (fcc), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom..
Ensyn Renewables, Inc.


02/11/16
20160040074 

Method for the degrading of synthetic polymers and device for carrying out said method


A method for breaking down synthetic polymers, in particular polyolefins, is provided. In addition a system for carrying out said method and a product according to said method is provided..
Achim Methling Joesef Ranftl Gbr


02/04/16
20160037052 

Depth-segmenting peak tracking autofocus


An apparatus, method, and computer readable medium related to autofocusing a camera lens system. An initial image is captured at a first lens position and focus information is extracted with respect to a first plurality of focus windows.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160036491 

Method and crosstalk management among different vectored groups


The present invention relates generally to data communications, and more particularly to techniques based on the g.fast protocol for managing operation around potentially degrading un-cancellable crosstalk among separate vector groups implemented in a single g.fast based box located at a network distribution point, referred to as a distribution point unit (dpu). In embodiments, techniques according to the invention configure transmission of signals from the different vector groups so as to avoid or prevent transmission of signals, either in the frequency domain or time domain or a combination of the two, from causing severe degradation in performance due to un-cancelled crosstalk among the separate groups..
Ikanos Communications, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035616 

Handler wafer removal by use of sacrificial inert layer


The present invention relates generally to semiconductor structures and methods of manufacture and, more particularly, to the temporary bonding of a semiconductor wafer to handler wafer during processing. The semiconductor wafer may be temporarily bonded to the handler wafer by forming a sacrificial layer on a surface of a handler wafer, forming a first dielectric layer on a surface of the sacrificial layer, forming a second dielectric layer on a surface of a semiconductor wafer, and directly bonding the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer to form a bonding layer.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035245 

Method and educational tool for teaching vocational skills to people with autism


The method involves teaching vocational skills to people with autism via facilitated, repeated hands-on practice. The method may include the system for analyzing the steps of a target vocational skill and the collecting the physical materials necessary to practice that skill in a hands-on fashion.

02/04/16
20160032201 

Gas purification apparatus and gas purification method


The present invention is intended to provide a gas purification apparatus and a gas purification method with an excellent thermal efficiency and capable of degrading cos at a high degradation rate. A gas purification apparatus configured to purify gas at least including cos, h2o, co2, and h2s includes a cos treatment device which is provided with a cos conversion catalyst and configured to treat and degrade cos in the gas by hydrolysis, and h2o adjustment means configured to adjust the concentration of h2o in the gas to be introduced into the cos treatment device..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027991 

Ultrasound transducer and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus


An ultrasound transducer that achieves broadband characteristics without degrading the sensitivity of the ultrasound transducer. Piezoelectric element (202) includes piezoelectric thin film (203), first electrode (204) that is disposed on a first surface of piezoelectric thin film (203) in a thickness direction of piezoelectric thin film (203), and second electrode (205) that is disposed on a second surface of piezoelectric thin film (203) in the thickness direction of piezoelectric thin film (203), and at least two of parameters of a spring constant, a viscosity coefficient, and a mass in an equivalent single damped oscillation model representing a structure of a diaphragm composed of each piezoelectric cell (200) are each set to a value that is different among the piezoelectric cells (200) such that a relationship between a driving frequency ratio and a phase in the diaphragm is substantially identical among the piezoelectric cells (200)..
Konica Minolta, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027523 

Data retention monitoring using temperature history in solid state drives


Systems and methods for data retention manager in a solid state storage system utilizing temperature measurement mechanisms are disclosed. Background data scanning can provide an efficient way to monitor data health and can be used to determine whether data refreshing is needed or to prevent data retention from degrading beyond error correction capabilities.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026460 

Device and upgrading data terminal


Provided are a device and method for upgrading a data terminal. The device includes a dialing component, a protocol component, a dhcp dynamic host configuration protocol (dhcp) server component, a router component, an internet protocol (ip) processing component, an upgrading component and a web server component, wherein the dialling component implements a dialling flow; and the upgrading component acquires a private ip address from the dhcp server component, sends a request message of detecting whether there is a new version to a version server through the router component and the protocol component, and if there is the new version, downloads the new version from the version server and writes the new version into a flash of a data terminal, and then the data terminal is automatically restarted to finish upgrading.
Zte Corporation


01/28/16
20160025704 

Methods for identifying neuroprotective pkc activators


The present disclosure is directed to methods of identifying neuroprotective pkc activators comprising analyzing candidate pkc activators to determine if they are non-tumorigenic, non-toxic, accessible to the brain, have α and ε specificity, result in minimal down regulation of the ε isozyme, are synapatogenic, and are anti-apoptotic. The methods disclosed herein may further comprise analyzing candidate pkc activators to determine whether they are neuroprotective against aspd, protect against in vivo neurodegeneration, enhance learning and memory in normal animal models, induce downstream synaptogenic biochemical events, activate a-β degrading enzymes, inhibit gsk-3β, and/or activate alpha-secretase..

01/28/16
20160025703 

Nucleic acid probes, their synthesis and use


The invention provides a method of probing for a nucleic acid comprising: contacting a nucleic acid solution with an oligonucleotide probe labelled with an electrochemically active marker, providing conditions at which the probe is able to at least partially hybridise with any complementary target sequence which may be present in the nucleic acid solution, selectively degrading either hybridised, partially hybridised or unhybridised nucleic acid probe, and electrochemically determining information relating to the electrochemically active marker. The invention further provides novel molecules with use in methods of the invention..
Atlas Genetics Limited


01/28/16
20160024597 

Mirnas as therapeutic targets in cancer


Methods for modulating expression of a component of a cell, comprising contacting the cell with a nucleic acid comprising an mir-140 nucleic acid sequence in an amount sufficient to modulate the cellular component are provided. Overexpression of mir-140 inhibits cell proliferation in both u-2 os (wt-p53) and hct 116 (wt-p53) cell lines.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


01/28/16
20160024538 

Hydroxylated triacylglycerides


Methods and compositions for the production of food compositions, oils, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-acp synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-acp thioesterase, a fatty acyl-coa/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-coa reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing food compositions, and transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants..
Solazyme, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024398 

Gravitational collision enhanced upgrading of heavy oils


The present invention relates to gravitational collision enhanced upgrading of heavy oils, it thus describes a thermodynamic cracking process for heavy oil, extra heavy oil and bituem as well as a thermodynamic cracking unit for carrying out the process.. .
Fluid Oil Limited


01/21/16
20160020948 

Upgrading a programmable logic gate array in an in-service pluggable transceiver


A programmable transceiver for a network element includes a programmable circuit including internal logic and control logic. Interfaces connect the programmable circuit to a network and a network element.
Jds Uniphase Corporation


01/21/16
20160020468 

Functional grading of cathode infiltration for spatial control of activity


Disclosed are various embodiments for functional grading of electrode infiltration for spatial control of activity. In one embodiment, a system comprises a plurality of electrodes.
West Virginia University


01/21/16
20160019616 

Computer-based technology for aiding the repair of motor vehicles


A computer-assisted inspection system provides computer architectures and software controlled algorithms to automatically provide vehicle inspections and repair recommendations including estimated repair time and cost of depression type damage such as dents. Features provided by a handheld wireless touchscreen based inspection device include flat car part picking, auto grading including seller grading, and automatic calculation of body and bumper dent repair parameters and directions..
Manheim Investments, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019053 

Update management for a distributed computing system


In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package.
Oc Acquisition Llc


01/21/16
20160019051 

Forcibly completing upgrade of distributed software in presence of failures


One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating an upgrade of a cluster of servers in the presence of one or more inaccessible nodes in the cluster. During operation, the system upgrades a version of a distributed software program on each of a plurality of nodes in the cluster.
Oracle International Corporation


01/21/16
20160017571 

Valve systems and enhanced grading control


A method of operating a digging machine, including operationally connecting a sensor to a bucket, operationally connecting an electronic controller to the sensor and to each respective hydraulic cylinder, operationally connecting a valve system to the hydraulic cylinder and to the electronic controller, inputting a desired post excavation landscape contour into the electronic controller, inputting locations of underground objects into the electronic controller, automatically actuating a bucket hydraulic cylinder operationally connected to the bucket, and automatically controlling the bucket hydraulic cylinder to dig within predetermined parameters.. .

01/21/16
20160017238 

Mesoporous zeolite-containing catalysts for the thermoconversion of biomass and for upgrading bio-oils


Processes for making a catalytic system and catalytic systems for converting solid biomass into fuel of specialty chemical products are described. The catalyst system may comprise a non-zeolitic matrix and an in situ grown zeolite, such as mfi-type zeolite, with a meso-micro hierarchical pore structure.
Kior, Inc.




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

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