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Systems and/or methods for automatically tuning a delivery system for transmission of large, volatile data

Software Ag

Systems and/or methods for automatically tuning a delivery system for transmission of large, volatile data

Method and system for heating a bed of hydrocarbon- containing rocks

Genie Ip B.v.

Method and system for heating a bed of hydrocarbon- containing rocks

Method and system for heating a bed of hydrocarbon- containing rocks

Tongfang Global Limited

Display connector with 4k image resolution


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07/23/15
20150208215 
 System and  incorporating short message service (sms) and multimedia messaging service (mms) contacts into an instant messaging interface patent thumbnailSystem and incorporating short message service (sms) and multimedia messaging service (mms) contacts into an instant messaging interface
A system and method are provided wherein sms-only contacts are integrated into an im environment. An im contact list interface distinguishes between sms and im chats (and contacts), such that limitations and potential differential costs associated with the respective mediums can be identified.
Blackberry Limited


07/23/15
20150207851 
 Systems and/or methods for automatically tuning a delivery system for transmission of large, volatile data patent thumbnailSystems and/or methods for automatically tuning a delivery system for transmission of large, volatile data
Certain example embodiments relate to the concept of controlling the flow of data by providing an intelligent flow controller/manager, and a client-side component for the selection of a communication channel from a pool, and having these components communicate to regulate data flow through gateways to a broker- and/or other-type secondary stage. Data fragmentation and reassembly can be used to increase performance, e.g., through self-regulating behaviors.
Software Ag


07/23/15
20150203776 
 Method and system for heating a bed of hydrocarbon- containing rocks patent thumbnailMethod and system for heating a bed of hydrocarbon- containing rocks
Hydrocarbon-containing rocks (e.g, mined oil shale or mined coal or tar sands) are introduced into an excavated enclosure (e.g. A pit or an impoundment) to form.
Genie Ip B.v.


07/16/15
20150201154 
 Display connector with 4k image resolution patent thumbnailDisplay connector with 4k image resolution
The invention relates to a display connector with a 4k image resolution. It primarily comprises a first connector, a second connector and a third connector.
Tongfang Global Limited


07/16/15
20150200265 
 Solder-containing semiconductor device, mounted solder-containing semiconductor device, producing method and mounting  solder-containing semiconductor device patent thumbnailSolder-containing semiconductor device, mounted solder-containing semiconductor device, producing method and mounting solder-containing semiconductor device
A solder-containing semiconductor device includes a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, at least one group iii nitride semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate, a schottky electrode disposed on the group iii nitride semiconductor layer, and a pad electrode disposed on the schottky electrode.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199598 
 Apparatus and  grading unstructured documents using automated field recognition patent thumbnailApparatus and grading unstructured documents using automated field recognition
A machine has a processor and a memory storing instructions executed by the processor to receive a semi-structured work product with question number indicia and answer indicia. Optical recognition techniques are employed to identify the question number indicia and answer indicia.

07/16/15
20150197955 
 Using wind-induced depressurizations to help houses withstand hurricanes patent thumbnailUsing wind-induced depressurizations to help houses withstand hurricanes
An affordable “non-surgical” method for retro-upgrading a house to better withstand hurricane winds and rain is described, wherein the winds' most strongly depressurized eddies or “separation zones” bordering the building envelope are clearly identified and “harnessed” by assured venting of the interior space just into such, thereby depressurizing the interior likewise and strongly reducing or eliminating any net outward-acting force on the building envelope. The “harnessing” is assured simply by installing one-way valves over the vent openings, whereby air can pass outward from the interior to strongest-depressurized separation zones but inward flows (such as on the windward) are quickly blocked by the other valved vents “blowing closed”.

07/16/15
20150197783 
 Method for the degradation of keratin and use of the keratin hydrolysate produced patent thumbnailMethod for the degradation of keratin and use of the keratin hydrolysate produced
The present invention relate to a method for degrading keratin comprising the step of admixing at least 5 g of keratin material with a protease and a reducing agent under controlled oxygen levels; as well as keratin hydrolyzate so produced and uses thereof.. .
Dupont Nutrition Biosciences Aps


07/16/15
20150197781 
 Compositions and methods for enhancing the degradation or conversion of cellulose-containing material patent thumbnailCompositions and methods for enhancing the degradation or conversion of cellulose-containing material
The present invention relates to methods for degrading or converting a cellulose-containing material, comprising: treating the cellulose-containing material with an effective amount of a cellulolytic enzyme composition comprising a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, and one or more (several) components selected from the group consisting of a cel7 polypeptide having endoglucanase activity, a cel12 polypeptide having endoglucanase activity, a cel45 polypeptide having endoglucanase activity, a cel7 polypeptide having cellobiohydrolase activity with a cellulose binding domain, and a cel7 polypeptide having cellobiohydrolase activity without a cellulose binding domain. The present invention also relates to such cellulolytic enzyme compositions..
Novozymes, Inc.


07/16/15
20150197780 
 Methods for enhancing the degradation of cellulosic material with chitin binding proteins patent thumbnailMethods for enhancing the degradation of cellulosic material with chitin binding proteins
The present invention relates to methods for degrading or converting a cellulosic material and for producing substances from the cellulosic material.. .
Novozymes, Inc.


07/16/15
20150197738 

Acid stable prolyl endopeptidases for degrading gluten


Gluten-degrading proteases can be used to degrade gluten and for making gluten-containing food safer for patients suffering from gluten intolerance. The present invention provides recombinant expression vectors encoding the proteases of the invention and methods for using such vectors to produce the encoded proteases.
Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


07/16/15
20150197691 

Liquid crystal display device


The present invention provides 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 and at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (ii) below..
Dic Corporation


07/16/15
20150196788 

450 nm visible light-induced photosensitized degradation of rhodamine b molecules over biobr in aqueous solution


A method for degrading rhodamine b including: mixing biobr and rhodamine b; and irradiating the mixture with a radiation having a wavelength of from 440 nm to 554 nm. The rhodamine b may be in an aqueous solution.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


07/09/15
20150195667 

Audio signal processing device


An audio signal processing device receives a plurality of audio signals via a left channel (l) and a right channel (r) so as to produce a composite signal l+r and a difference signal l−r. The composite signal l+r is changed in phase with an all-pass filter, while the difference signal l−r is changed in phase and frequency characteristic with a band-pass filter (e.g.
Yamaha Corporation


07/09/15
20150195499 

Color grading apparatus and methods


A method for color grading input video data for display on a target display comprises obtaining target display metadata indicative of a capability of the target display, obtaining input video data metadata indicative of image characteristics of the input video data, automatically determining initial values for parameters of a parameterized sigmoidal transfer function, at least one of the initial values based at least in part on at least one of the target display metadata and the input video data metadata and mapping the input video data to color-graded video data according to the parameterized transfer function specified using the initial values.. .
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


07/09/15
20150193319 

Method and a computing system allowing a injecting hardware faults into an executing application


A method of injecting hardware faults into execution of an application in a distributed computing system comprising hardware components including linked nodes, the method comprising: loading an enhanced software stack allowing faults to be injected by deactivating or degrading hardware components as a result of fault triggers; running a fault-trigger daemon on each of the nodes; providing the fault trigger for a degradation or deactivation using one of the daemons to trigger a layer of the software stack controlling a hardware component to inject a fault into the hardware component; and continuing execution of the application with the injected fault.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/09/15
20150192007 

System and a recovering and processing a hydrocarbon mixture from a subterranean formation


The present invention relates to a method and system for recovering and processing a hydrocarbon mixture from a subterranean formation. The method comprises: (i) mobilising said hydrocarbon mixture; (ii) recovering said mobilised hydrocarbon mixture; (iii) deasphalting said recovered hydrocarbon mixture to produce deasphalted hydrocarbon and asphaltenes; (iv) gasifying said asphaltenes in a gasifier to generate hydrogen, steam and/or energy and co2; (v) upgrading said deasphalted hydrocarbon by hydrogen addition to produce upgraded hydrocarbon; and (vi) adding a diluent to said upgraded hydrocarbon, wherein said method is at least partially self-sufficient in terms of hydrogen and diluent..
Statoil Canada Limited


07/09/15
20150191658 

Method for upgrading hydrocarbon compounds and a hydrocarbon compound distillation separation apparatus


There is provided a method for upgrading hydrocarbon compounds, in which hydrocarbon compounds synthesized in a fisher-tropsch synthesis reaction are fractionally distillated, and the fractionally distillated hydrocarbon compounds are hydrotreated to produce liquid fuel products. The method includes fractionally distilling heavy hydrocarbon compounds synthesized in the fisher-tropsch synthesis reaction as a liquid into a first middle distillate and a wax fraction, and fractionally distilling light hydrocarbon compounds synthesized in the fisher-tropsch synthesis reaction as a gas into a second middle distillate and a light gas fraction..
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150187306 

System and poor display repair for liquid crystal display panel


The present disclosure provides a system and method for repairing poor display in a liquid crystal display panel. The system comprises: an image acquisition device for acquiring image data of the liquid crystal display panel containing poor display areas; a lossless compression module for calculating difference values between the acquired image data to perform lossless compression; a storage for storing data after the lossless compression; and a mura repair module for decompressing the data in the storage, and repairing mura of the decompressed original image data to generate information feed to the liquid crystal display panel.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150187219 

Systems and methods for computer-assisted grading of printed tests


A system and method for computer assistance in the grading of printed tests is described herein.. .
Cloud Ta Llc


07/02/15
20150184932 

Process for recovering hydrocarbons from crude carbon dioxide fluid


The power required to recover c3+ hydrocarbons from crude carbon dioxide comprising c1+ hydrocarbons and hydrogen sulfide may be reduced by distilling the crude carbon dioxide to produce carbon dioxide-enriched overhead vapor and c3+ hydrocarbon-enriched bottoms liquid such that the hydrogen sulfide is rejected with the overhead vapor. Power consumption reductions may be achieved by incorporating a heat pump cycle using carbon dioxide vapor as working fluid to provide at least a part of the refrigeration duty and using a side reboiler to reduce the bottom reboiler duty.
Air Products And Chemicals, Inc.


07/02/15
20150183661 

Methods and devices for adsorption and biodegradation of petroleum


Provided are methods of petroleum sequestration, which use electrospun microtubes capable of sequestering the petroleum from the water, and method of depleting and optionally degrading petroleum from water using floating devices which comprise the electrospun microtube attached to a floating carrier.. .
Nanospun Technologies Ltd.


06/25/15
20150180634 

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.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


06/25/15
20150180606 

Optical line terminal arrangement, apparatus and methods


A wavelength division multiplexed optical communication system includes a plurality of optical line terminals which may be part of separate in service networks, each having a line interface and an all-optical pass-through interface including a plurality of pass-through optical ports, and each also including a plurality of local optical ports which are connectable to client equipment and an optical multiplexer/demultiplexer for multiplexing/demultiplexing optical wavelengths. The optical multiplexer/demultiplexer may include one or more stages for inputting/outputting individual wavelengths or bands of a predetermined number of wavelengths, or a combination of bands and individual wavelengths.
Coriant Operations, Inc.


06/25/15
20150179919 

Resonator device, electronic apparatus, and moving object


A resonator device capable of preventing the characteristics of the resonator element from degrading while ensuring the fixation strength of the resonator element is provided. A vibrator as the resonator device includes a heat generation element as a base body, a first support arm and a second support arm as elastic members each constituting a plate spring having one end connected to the heat generation element and extending from the one end toward the other end disposed at a position distant from the heat generation element, and a resonator element connected to a first support section and a second support section respectively disposed on the other end side of the first support arm and the second support arm so as to be distant from the heat generation element..
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/25/15
20150179855 

Linear condensation assembly and manufacturing process thereof


Provided are a linear condensation assembly and a manufacturing process therefor. The linear condensation assembly comprises a linear condensation glass panel, a sealing material layer, a solar cell and a back panel.
Si Chuan Zhong Shun Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd


06/25/15
20150179388 

Limiting migration of target material


In an electron irradiation system, a gas-tight housing encloses a cathode region and an irradiation region, which communicate through at least an aperture. In the cathode region, there is arranged a high-voltage cathode for emitting an electron beam.
Excillum Ab


06/25/15
20150179292 

X-ray shield grading and fabricating the same


An x-ray shield grating includes a plurality of partial gratings being stacked on each other. In the x-ray shield grating, each of the plurality of partial gratings has a structure in which grating elements, in each of which an x-ray blocking portion and an x-ray transmitting portion are arrayed with a first period, are arrayed with a second period; the first period in each of the plurality of partial gratings is equal to one another; and the second period in each of the plurality of partial gratings is different from one another..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150179081 

System and administering tests


A system and method for providing a test online is provided. The test may include questions that can be automatically graded by a test server.
Waterloo Maple Inc.


06/25/15
20150178981 

Methods and image adjustment for displays having 2d and 3d display modes


Embodiments of the invention relate to a display operable in 2d and 3d display modes. Methods and apparatus are provided for adjusting the colors and brightness of the image data and/or intensity of the display backlight based on the current display mode and/or color-grading of the image data.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


06/25/15
20150178802 

Mobile tobacco receiving station


A system, method, computer program product, and mobile receiving station for receiving and processing leaf tobacco at a location of a tobacco farmer, including processing the tobacco leaf at the location, including means for weighing and grading of the received tobacco leaf and, optionally, determining moisture content and transmitting information relating to the optionally determined moisture content, the weight, and the grade of the received tobacco leaf to a tobacco product manufacturing facility over a communications link.. .
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


06/25/15
20150177995 

Extending useful life of a non-volatile memory by health grading


In at least one embodiment, a controller of a non-volatile memory array determines, for each of a plurality of regions of physical memory in the memory array, an associated health grade among a plurality of health grades and records the associated health grade. The controller also establishes a mapping between access heat and the plurality of health grades.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/25/15
20150177157 

Article inspection apparatus


A method and apparatus for inspecting the surface of articles and subsequent grading of fruit. The apparatus includes conveying means for conveying an article through an inspection site and rotating the article about a lateral axis of the conveying means as it passes through the inspection site.
Compac Technologies Limited


06/25/15
20150175982 

Lipase-containing polymeric coatings for the facilitated removal of fingerprints


A substrate or coating is provided that includes a lipase with enzymatic activity toward a component of a fingerprint. Also provided is a process for facilitating the removal of fingerprints is provided wherein an inventive substrate or coating including a lipase is capable of enzymatically degrading of one or more components of the fingerprint to facilitate fingerprint removal from the substrate or said coating.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


06/25/15
20150175947 

Bioreactors comprising fungal strains


Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an isolated cellulose degrading fungus. Also disclosed are culture compositions and bioreactor compositions comprising the cellulose degrading fungus.
Menon Renewable Products, Inc.


06/25/15
20150175906 

Method for optimising the production of distillates comprising a catalytic cracking step


D) and sending the ssv fraction (13) to the feed of the catalytic cracking unit (3), as such or after intermediate upgrading treatment.. .

06/25/15
20150175893 

Hydroprocessing oil sands-derived, bitumen compositions


Disclosed are processes for producing deasphalted bitumen and heavy bitumen compositions from oil sands and processes for upgrading the bitumen compositions. The processes for producing the deasphalted bitumen and heavy bitumen compositions involve a phase i and/or phase ii extraction solvent.
Epic Oil Extractors, Llc


06/25/15
20150175774 

Nbr composition


An object is to provide an nbr composition excellent in cold resistance and heat resistance, which can be used with a wide range of temperatures, and an nbr composition excellent in oil resistance without substantially degrading compression set characteristics, and the object can be solved by an nbr composition comprising an nbr polymer, silica, an ether ester series plasticizer and a cross-linking agent, which comprises 100 parts by weight of the nbr polymer where an acrylonitrile content of the nbr polymer is within the range of 20 to 40%, 10 to 150 parts by weight of silica a primary particle size of which is within the range of 50 nm or bigger, and 3 to 20 parts by weight of an ether ester plasticizer a weight average molecular weight mw of which is 500 or more.. .
Nok Corporation


06/25/15
20150173951 

Lacrimal filler


A biomaterial mass is inserted through a punctum into a canaliculus in the lacrimal outflow system with a syringe. The mass has an outer cross section that is less than the inner cross section of the canaliculus.
Fezza Family Properties, Llc


06/25/15
20150173387 

Use of pectin for improving the sensory properties of acid whey-based preparations


The use of pectin is proposed for improving, upgrading and enhancing the sensory properties of acid whey-based preparations.. .
Dmk Deutsches Milchkontor Gmbh


06/18/15
20150170101 

Electronic platform and system for obtaining direct interaction with celebrities


An electronic platform and system for obtaining direct interaction with celebrities including a computer implemented and internet based system for conducting an involvement contest to win a personalized session to interact with a designated celebrity. The system identifies and categorizes different celebrities and announces a set of predetermined participating celebrities in each category.

06/18/15
20150167030 

Recombinant cellulosome complex and uses thereof


The present invention relates to a polynucleotide encoding a recombinant scaffolding polypeptide comprising at least a signal peptide, a cellulose binding domain, two cohesin domains and an s-layer homology domain, wherein said isolated polynucleotide preferably comprises all or an active part of the nucleotide sequence as set forth in seq id no:2. The present invention further relates to vectors comprising such polynucleotides, recombinant lactic acid bacteria, and method for degrading a cellulosic biomass using such recombinant lactic acid bacteria..
Carbios


06/18/15
20150166889 

Methods and compositions to reduce soil water repellency


The present disclosure describes methods and compositions for reducing and/or preventing soil water repellency. Embodiments of methods of reducing soil water repellency (swr) of the present disclosure include applying to an area of groundcover a composition including an effective amount of at least one isolated enzyme capable of degrading or altering organic matter associated with swr, where the swr of the area of groundcover is reduced after treatment with the enzyme composition..
University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.


06/18/15
20150166879 

Self-diverting emulsified acid systems for high temperature well treatments and their use


A method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is carried out by introducing an emulsion composition into the formation through the wellbore wherein the formation has a formation temperature surrounding the wellbore of at least 120° c. The emulsion composition is formed from an aqueous acid component that forms an internal phase of the emulsion, non-aqueous component that forms an external phase of the emulsion, and a surfactant.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


06/18/15
20150165013 

Composition for use in mycobacteria vaccination


The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of a mycobacterial lysate comprising the steps of: a) contacting a sample comprising at least one mycobacterium species with a composition having the activity of degrading the cell wall of a mycobacterium species, the composition comprising: (a) a first fusion protein including (i) a first endolysin or a first domain, both having a first enzymatic activity, the enzymatic activity being at least one or more of the following: n-acetyl-b-d-muramidase (lysozyme, lytic transglycosylase), n-acetyl-b-d-glucosaminidase, n-acetylmuramoyl-l-alanine amidase, l-alanoyl-d-glutamate (ld) endopeptidase, c-d-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelic acid (dl) peptidase, l-alanyl-d-iso-glutaminyl-meso-diaminopimelic acid (d-ala-m-dap) (dd) endopeptidase, or m-dap-m-dap (ld) endopeptidase; and (ii) at least one peptide stretch fused to the n- or c-terminus of the endolysin having the first enzymatic activity or the domain having the first enzymatic activity, wherein the peptide stretch is selected from the group consisting of synthetic amphipathic peptide, synthetic cationic peptide, synthetic polycationic peptide, synthetic hydrophobic peptide, synthetic antimicrobial peptide (amp) or naturally occurring amp; and (b) a second fusion protein including (i) a second endolysin or a second domain, both having a second enzymatic activity, the enzymatic activity being at least one or more of the following: lipolytic activity, cutinase, mycolarabinogalactanesterase, or alpha/beta hydrolase; and (ii) at least one peptide stretch fused to the n- or c-terminus of the endolysin having a second enzymatic activity or the domain having the second enzymatic activity, wherein the peptide stretch is selected from the group consisting of synthetic amphipathic peptide, synthetic cationic peptide, synthetic polycationic peptide, synthetic hydrophobic peptide, synthetic antimicrobial peptide (amp) or naturally occurring amp; b) incubating the sample for a distinct period, and c) isolating the mycobacterial lysate resulting from step b) thereby obtaining the mycobacterial lysate. Moreover, the present invention relates to the a mycobacterial lysate obtained by the method of the present invention and further to a vaccine composition comprising the mycobacterial lysate, an antibody or antibody fragment generated with the mycobacterial lysate or the vaccine, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antibody or antibody fragment..
Lysando Ag


06/11/15
20150163215 

Method and upgrading open authentication (oauth) credentials


According to an example, after the open platform upgrades its oauth protocol version, if receiving a service request carrying an old version oauth credential, the open platform prompts the third party application to upgrade its oauth credential. The third party application starts the oauth credential upgrade process initiatively by transmitting a version upgrade request to the open platform..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


06/11/15
20150161967 

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


06/11/15
20150159462 

Internally degradable plugs for downhole use


Plugs for deployment downhole include a body composed of a first material and include an activating element disposed internally in the body. The activating element has an agent configured to degrade the body.
Weatherford/lamb, Inc.


06/11/15
20150159203 

Assays and detecting electrochemical active markers in an electric field


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


06/11/15
20150159202 

Methods for quantitative cdna analysis in single-cell


A method of synthesizing cdna, in sequence, includes picking up a whole single-cell from a sample containing at least a single-cell having a cell membrane, lysing the cell membrane and extracting nucleic acids from the cell, degrading dna of the extracted nucleic acids with dnase, hybridizing mrna of the total rna contained in the whole single-cell with oligo (dt) fixed onto a carrier, performing reverse transcription of the mrna hybridized with the oligo (dt) to fix cdna derived from the single-cell onto the carrier, thereby preparing a single-cell derived cdna library fixed onto a carrier, and amplifying cdna fixed onto the carrier.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.


06/11/15
20150159092 

Method and a system of recovering and processing a hydrocarbon mixture from a subterranean formation


The present invention relates to a method and system for recovering and processing a hydrocarbon mixture from a subterranean formation. The method comprises: (i) mobilising said hydrocarbon mixture; (ii) recovering said mobilised hydrocarbon mixture; (iii) coking said recovered hydrocarbon mixture to produce decoked hydrocarbon and coke; (iv) combusting said coke to generate steam and/or energy and co2; (v) upgrading said decoked hydrocarbon by hydrogen addition to produce upgraded hydrocarbon; and (v) adding a diluent to the decoked hydrocarbon prior to upgrading and/or adding a diluent to the upgraded hydrocarbon; wherein said method is at least partially self-sufficient in terms of steam and/or energy and diluent..
Statoil Canada Limited


06/11/15
20150158792 

Hydrocarbon conversion


This disclosure relates to the conversion of methane to higher molecular weight (c5+) hydrocarbon, including aromatic hydrocarbon, to materials and equipment useful in such conversion, and to the use of such conversion for, e.g., natural gas upgrading.. .
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


06/11/15
20150158787 

Hydrocarbon conversion


This invention relates to the conversion of substantially-saturated hydrocarbon to higher-value hydrocarbon products such as aromatics and/or oligomers, 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.


06/11/15
20150158064 

Organic biofilm substrata as a microbial inoculum delivery vehicle for bioaugmentation of persistent organic pollutants in contaminated sediments and soils


A system and methods for removal of persistent organic pollutants (pops) from an environment, where the system includes an inert and organic biofilm substrata as biofilm media for dual use: 1) inoculation of microorganisms to degrade pops and 2) accumulation of pops on the substrata, effective in maintaining bioavailable concentrations for sustaining microbial activity. Microorganisms capable of degrading or transforming pops are actively associated with the substrata as a biofilm.
University Of Maryland Baltimore County


06/11/15
20150157757 

Infrared radiation filter systems, methods of use and methods of disinfection and decontamination


In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to infrared (ir) filter systems, methods of using the ir filter systems, and methods of degrading a contaminant, and the like.. .
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


06/11/15
20150157542 

Oral care composition


Disclosed are oral care compositions and the use of such oral care compositions for treating conditions caused by biofilm formation. Also disclosed are methods for inhibiting biofilm formation and/or degrading biofilm.
Colgate-palmolive Company


06/04/15
20150156861 

Circuit board equipped with a high-frequency component emitting interference waves


A circuit board comprising a circuit board ply, on which are provided a high-frequency component emitting electromagnetic interference waves during operation and at least one other component, especially another high-frequency component, wherein during operation an as low as possible degrading of the other component by interference waves is achieved. There is provided between the high-frequency component and the other component at least one dielectric barrier, which blocks propagation of high-frequency electromagnetic waves between the high-frequency component and the other component..
Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg


06/04/15
20150156689 

Cell reselection based on use of relative threshold in a mobile telecommunication system


A user equipment performs downlink measurement on neighbour cells, but the measurement performance on a target cell (in terms of measurement period/sampling/accuracy etc) is dependent on the relative performance difference between the target cell and a reference cell. The reference cell may be the serving cell, or may be the strongest cell.
Optis Wireless Technology, Llc


06/04/15
20150156628 

Network upgrading-adaptive telephone number upgrading for wireless terminal


A network upgrading-adaptive telephone number upgrading method and device for a wireless terminal are provided. The solution relates to the field of wireless communication.
Zte Corporation


06/04/15
20150154013 

Software upgrading in a network


A method of updating data compression software. The method comprises using real-time data to train upgraded compression/decompression software.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


06/04/15
20150153281 

Fluorescence detection device


A scanning module (9) is disposed over a first plate (32). A first motor (39) of moving the scanning module (9) in a second scanning direction and a second motor (49) of moving the scanning module (9) in a first scanning direction are disposed under the first plate (32).
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


06/04/15
20150152598 

Method for isolating cellulose from a biomass and products provided therefrom


A pretreated biomass is subjected to high frequency pulses and shear forces without denaturing and/or degrading the individual components of the biomass. The biomass is then subjected to compressive force to separate a first liquid fraction from a first fractionated biomass.

05/28/15
20150148435 

Method of devulcanising vulcanised rubber


The invention concerns a method of devulcanising vulcanised rubber which comprises the following steps: a) providing at least one vulcanised rubber composition; b) grinding the vulcanised rubber into chips or pellets; c) mixing the ground rubber obtained from step b) in such a way as to homogenise the form and temperature of same. D) carrying out a non-degrading mechanical treatment on the mixed rubber at the end of step c) to obtain a polymeric composite.
Societe Plymouth Francaise


05/28/15
20150148267 

Glycosyl hydrolase enzymes in high temperature industrial processes


Novel hyperthermophilic dictyoglomus beta-mannanases are provided for use in high temperature industrial applications requiring enzymatic hydrolysis of 1,4-β-d-mannosidic linkages in mannans, galactomannans, and glucomannans. Also provided are methods and compositions for fracturing a subterranean formation in which a gellable fracturing fluid is first formed by blending together a hydratable polymer and a dictyoglomus beta-mannanase as an enzyme breaker.
Advanced Enzyme Systems, Llc


05/28/15
20150148109 

System, apparatus, and adaptive observation of mobile device behavior


Methods, devices and systems for detecting suspicious or performance-degrading mobile device behaviors intelligently, dynamically, and/or adaptively determine computing device behaviors that are to be observed, the number of behaviors that are to be observed, and the level of detail or granularity at which the mobile device behaviors are to be observed. The various aspects efficiently identify suspicious or performance-degrading mobile device behaviors without requiring an excessive amount of processing, memory, or energy resources.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/28/15
20150147728 

Self organizing maps (soms) for organizing, categorizing, browsing and/or grading large collections of assignments for massive online education systems


For courses that deal with media content, such as sound, music, photographic images, hand sketches, video, conventional techniques for automatically evaluating and grading assignments are generally ill-suited to direct evaluation of coursework submitted in media-rich form. Likewise, for courses whose subject includes programming, signal processing or other functionally-expressed designs that operate on, or are used to produce media content, conventional techniques are also ill-suited.
Kadenze, Inc.


05/28/15
20150144527 

Method for enhanced upgrading of heavy oil by adding a hydrotreating step to an upgrading process


The invention relates to methods for enhancing the upgrading of heavy oils. In essence, a hydrotreating step is added to an upgrading process, so that process severity can be increased, product yields and quality improve, and hydrogen can be produced and serve as a source for the entire process..
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


05/28/15
20150144118 

Bottom loading paintball feed system


A paintball propelling device capable of propelling paintballs using bottom feed magazine is disclosed. The bottom feed magazine, in one aspect, includes a feed tube, a paddle wheel, and multiple paddles.
Real Action Paintball, Inc.


05/21/15
20150143403 

Iptv devices and methods adapted for such devices


Methods and apparatus for enabling upgrading of a television (tv) device that is connectable to an internet protocol tv (iptv) system including an operator system and a tv manufacturer system are described. The upgrading is based on a token object and verifies a requested upgrading of the tv device.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


05/21/15
20150141732 

Apparatus and hadron beam verification


The present invention is related to an apparatus and method for hadron beam verification. The apparatus allows to verify a number of different characteristics in a brief time span.
Ion Beam Applications S.a.


05/21/15
20150140644 

Treatment of leaf tissue for the recovery of interstitial recombinant proteins by the application of cell wall degrading enzymes


The present disclosure relates to methods of increasing the purity of an apoplast-targeted recombinant protein recovered from a plant tissue, and increasing the yield of recovery of an apoplast-targeted recombinant protein from a plant tissue.. .
The Regents Of The University Of Califomia


05/21/15
20150140572 

Composition for use in mycobacteria diagnosis


The present invention relates to a composition having the activity of degrading the cell wall of a mycobacterium species comprising: (a) a first fusion protein including (i) a domain with a first enzymatic activity, the enzymatic activity being at least one or more of the following: n-acetyl-b-d-muramidase (lysozyme, lytic transglycosylase), n-acetyl-b-d-glucosaminidase, n-acetylmuramoyl-l-alanine amidase, l-alanoyl-d-glutamate (ld) endopeptidase, c-d-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelic acid (dl) peptidase, d-ala-m-dap (dd) endopeptidase, or m-dap-m-dap (ld) endopeptidase, (ii) at least one peptide stretch fused to the n- or c-terminus of the domain with the first enzymatic activity; and (iii) a protein transduction domain (ptd) being at the n- or c-terminus of the first fusion protein; and (b) a second fusion protein including (i) a domain with a second enzymatic activity, the enzymatic activity being at least one or more of the following: lipolytic activity, cutinase, mycolarabinogalactanesterase, or alpha/beta hydrolase; (ii) at least one peptide stretch fused to the n- or c-terminus of the domain of the second enzymatic activity; and (iii) a protein transduction domain (ptd) being at the n- or c-terminus of the second fusion protein for use as a diagnostic agent. Moreover, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding said fusion protein.
Lysando Ag


05/21/15
20150140516 

Composition and using medicament for endodontic irrigation, stem cell preparation and tissue regeneration


A single intra-canal substance composition for tissue dissolution, disinfection, tissue degradation, tissue removal and disinfection is provided. The composition includes calcium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, potassium thioglycolate or calcium thioglycolate, to form an effective single intra-canal substance capable of degrading a cell by disrupting its disulfide bonds.

05/21/15
20150139977 

Xylanases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them


The invention relates to enzymes having xylanase, mannanase and/or glucanase activity, e.g., catalyzing hydrolysis of internal β-1,4-xylosidic linkages or endo-β-1,4-glucanase linkages; and/or degrading a linear polysaccharide beta-1,4-xylan into xylose. Thus, the invention provides methods and processes for breaking down hemicellulose, which is a major component of the cell wall of plants, including methods and processes for hydrolyzing hemicelluloses in any plant or wood or wood product, wood waste, paper pulp, paper product or paper waste or byproduct.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


05/21/15
20150137911 

Band-pass filter


In order to prevent electrical characteristics from degrading, a band-pass filter includes: a dielectric substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface opposed to each other, the dielectric substrate extending in a waveguide axial direction; a pair of conductor layers respectively arranged on the upper surface and the lower surface of the dielectric substrate; two rows of through hole groups for sidewalls, which are formed at predetermined intervals in the waveguide axial direction so as to electrically connect the pair of conductor layers; and a plurality of through holes for electrically connecting the pair of conductor layers, the plurality of through holes being formed in parallel to the waveguide axial direction and arranged in a center of a waveguide formed in a region surrounded by the pair of conductor layers and the two rows of the through hole groups for sidewalls.. .
Nec Corporation


05/21/15
20150136694 

Point of generation small volume bioreactor for hormone and endocrine disrupting chemical remediation


Water treatment and remediation processes for hormones and/or endocrine disrupting chemicals are disclosed. A bioreactor apparatus is provided having hormone degrading microbes suitable for forming a biofilm for such remediation processes wherein the water containing the hormones and/or endocrine disrupting chemicals provide a substrate for the biofilm.
Microbial Remediation Technologies, Inc.


05/21/15
20150136579 

Upgrading coal and other carbonaceous fuels using a lean fuel gas stream from a pyrolysis step


A method for upgrading coal and other carbonaceous fuels includes subjecting the carbonaceous fuel to a pyrolyzing process, thereby forming upgraded carbonaceous fuel and a flow of lean fuel gases. Auxiliary fuel is combusted in an auxiliary fuel combustor to produce auxiliary fuel combustion gases, and the lean fuel gases are heated with the auxiliary fuel combustion gases.
National Institute Of Clean-and-low-carbon Energy


05/21/15
20150136444 

Corona-free cap assembly


Disclosed is a corona-free cap assembly for achieving uniform electrical stress distribution around an electrical device having a cylindrical end, the corona-free cap assembly comprising: a clamping member configured for clamping on the cylindrical end along circumferential direction of the cylindrical end; and a corona-free cap comprising a grading chamber with two open ends, the corona-free cap further comprising a connection component fixed inside the grading chamber and adapted for connection with the clamping member in a manner that the corona-free cap is detachably fixed on the electrical device and the cylindrical end of the electrical device is at least partially extended into the grading chamber of the corona-free cap through one of the open ends.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company


05/21/15
20150135823 

Thermal flow meter


To obtain a thermal flow meter capable of providing thermal insulation without degrading responsiveness of a temperature detection element. A thermal flow meter 300 of the present invention includes an air flow sensing portion 602 that detects a flow rate by performing heat transfer with a measurement target gas passing through the main passage 124 using a heat transfer surface, a temperature detection element 518 that detects a temperature of the measurement target gas, a circuit package 400 obtained by connecting a processing unit 604 that processes signals of the air flow sensing portion 602 and the temperature detection element 518 to a lead and sealing the processing unit 604 using a first molding resin through a first molding process, and a housing 302 where the circuit package 400 is fixed using a second molding resin through a second molding process, wherein, in the circuit package 400, a thickness of a temperature detecting portion 452 for sealing the temperature detection element 518 is thinner than that of a package body portion 426 for sealing the processing unit 604..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


05/21/15
20150135405 

Detachable wrist coach


A detachable wrist coach has a detachable sheet of football plays in a transparent pocket joined to a sweatband by hook-and-loop fasteners. The detachable sheet can be separated from the sweatband so that the sweatband can be cleaned without degrading the transparent pocket or getting water into it.
Sound Shore Innovations L.l.c.


05/14/15
20150133585 

Process of obtaining plastic compound based on fibrous plant material, plastic compound based on fibrous plant material obtained and equipment for extrusion of plastic compound based on fibrous plant material


A process of obtaining plastic compound based on fibrous plant material, plastic compound based on obtained fibrous plant material and equipment for extrusion of plastic compound based on fibrous plant material. The objective is to fundamentally give to the final product a greater mechanical resistance against natural degrading agents, such as weather and infestations, and to this end, proposes changes in its procedural and manufacturing stages, in order to provide, essentially, the increase in the density of the final product, making it more compressed and maintaining its organoleptic properties unchanged..

05/14/15
20150132824 

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..

05/14/15
20150132459 

Process and the reduction of alcohol in fermented beverages


A process is disclosed for reducing alcohol in a fermented beverage without heat damage and without degrading the original flavor profile of the fermented beverage. The process generally includes the steps of: (i) removing aromatics from the wine; (ii) removing alcohol from the wine; (iii) refluxing a portion of the alcohol removed from the wine to increase the alcohol concentration of the alcohol vapour and return at least a portion of the condensed/recovered water to the wine; and (iv) condensing the aromatics removed from the wine and returning at least a portion thereof to the wine..

05/14/15
20150131890 

Coin grading system and method


A method for identifying counterfeit coins, comprising receiving surface image data and edge image data of the coin at a processor. Identifying a plurality of defects using the processor.

05/14/15
20150129463 

Nanocatalyst for heavy crude oil upgrading and synthesizing same


A dispersing-type nanocatalyst for catalytic hydrocracking of heavy oil, a method for preparing the same, and the use thereof in catalytic hydrocracking of heavy oil. The present invention is also directed to reducing the operational temperature of catalytic hydrocracking of heavy crude oil, and also increasing the yield of the process by utilizing a lower concentration of said nanocatalyst..

05/14/15
20150128931 

System and controlling molten salt temperature


The molten salt solar tower system 100 is provided for controlling molten salt temperature in a solar receiver 130 for effective operation of the system 100 while without degrading physical properties of molten salt. The system 100 includes two circuits, first 140 and second 150.

05/07/15
20150127964 

Method and thermal sensitivity based dynamic power control of a processor


A method and system provides dynamic power control based on thermal sensitivity of a processor system. The method and system includes a circuit that reduces the clock frequency for the processor system in response, to thermal characteristics satisfying a pre-determined threshold that allows maximal thermal temperature limit utilization without substantially degrading processor performance..
Intel Corporation


05/07/15
20150127467 

Targeted advertising services method


A method and apparatus for providing an automatically upgradeable software application includes targeted advertising based upon demographics and user interaction with the computer. The software application includes a display region used for banner advertising that is downloaded over a network such as the internet.
B.e. Technology, L.l.c.


05/07/15
20150127393 

Monetizing empty legs on transportation modes


Methods and systems for upgrading passengers from commercial airline flights to private aircraft flights are disclosed. The problem of having a return flight of a private aircraft without revenue generating passengers is solved by selecting a commercial airline flight which best overlaps the return flight of the private aircraft, and offering commercial airline passengers booked on the selected commercial airline flight an opportunity to upgrade to the private aircraft flight.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.


05/07/15
20150126452 

Protein assembler


The present invention relates to a method for assembling (monomeric or oligomeric) proteins and peptide structures to multimeric protein or peptide structures. The present invention also provides a method for preparing peptide based polymers by crosslinking such multimeric proteins or peptides obtainable according to the inventive method and their use as polymers, for amphiphilic applications, as protein based detergents, for forming artificial organelles, etc.
Albert-luding-universitÄt Freiburg


05/07/15
20150126139 

Via placement 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.


05/07/15
20150125906 

Methods of hydrolyzing oligomers in hemicellulosic liquor


The present invention relates to methods of degrading or converting biomass material enriched with hemicellulosic material into fermentable sugars.. .
Novozymes North America, Inc.


05/07/15
20150125762 

Lithium electrochemical storage battery of the lithium/air type


An organic electrolyte conducting lithium ions, positioned between the negative electrode and positive electrode, the electrolyte not degrading, when it is subject to a voltage ranging from 3v to 5.5v expressed relatively to the li+/li pair and the storage battery having a potential difference between the electrochemical potential of the positive electrode and the electrochemical potential of the negative electrode greater than 4.5v expressed relatively to the li+/li pair.. .

05/07/15
20150123512 

Generator retaining ring and other component thermal degradation evaluation by eddy current non-destructive examination


Eddy current non-destructive examination and evaluation of physical properties of a component, such as a generator retaining ring, after experiencing potentially degrading thermal exposure during any stage of manufacture, assembly and service use, is performed to determine whether it is acceptable for service use, requires further modification (e.g., additional heat treatment processing) or whether is permanently unsuitable for service. Eddy current test measurements are correlated with component temperature exposure (e.g., absolute temperature and/or cumulative time-temperature heat absorption) and cumulative alteration of the component physical properties, such as, among others, material yield strength (ys), toughness, and tensile ductility.

05/07/15
20150122705 

Method and sorting and upgrading mined material


A method of sorting a parcel of ore comprising the steps of first sorting the parcel of ore into one of at least two grades based on a characteristic of the parcel of ore, and a second sorting step wherein the parcel of ore is further sorted.. .
Technological Resources Pty Limited


04/30/15
20150121540 

Software and inventory licensing system and method


A system for distributing a license key for upgrading an access control system. A portable token that includes first and second identifiers, such as a visible serial number and a concealed control number that can be derived from the serial number.
Linear Llc


04/30/15
20150121472 

Navigation server and navigation client


Provided is a navigation server and a navigation client capable of protecting information specific to each user that is transmitted from the navigation client to the navigation server securely without degrading user-friendliness. A navigation server 100 is configured to, prohibit the navigation client 200 from accessing the navigation server 100 when a navigation client 200 meets a second condition that is determined from past communication contents with the navigation client 200.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150121357 

Method and upgrading operating system of electronic device


An embodiment discloses an electronic device capable of performing an upgrade to an operating system (os) having enhanced security without deleting any user data in an electronic device having an os and a method of operating the same. An embodiment discloses a method of upgrading an os of an electronic device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150121356 

Electronic device and upgrading operating system


In a method of upgrading an operating system of an electronic device, the electronic device sends an informing message to inform a basic input-output system (bios) of the electronic device, when the operating system is determined to be upgraded by the electronic device. Once the electronic device is wakened from a sleep mode by the bios, the electronic device upgrades the operating system, and controls the electronic device to enter the sleep mode when the operating system is upgraded..
Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.




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