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06/16/16
20160173583 
 Mechanism for facilitating spin mode-based dynamic updating of application servers in an on-demand services environment patent thumbnailMechanism for facilitating spin mode-based dynamic updating of application servers in an on-demand services environment
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating spin mode-based dynamic updating of application servers in an on-demand services environment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes upgrading a first set of application servers of a plurality of application servers at one or more computing devices, holding a first set of requests received at the first set of application servers from being processed while the first set of application servers is being upgraded, and upgrading a second set of application servers of the plurality of application servers upon completion of the first set of application servers.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171902 
 Mathematical language processing: automatic grading and feedback for open response mathematical questions patent thumbnailMathematical language processing: automatic grading and feedback for open response mathematical questions
Mechanisms for automatically grading a large number of solutions provided by learners in response to an open response mathematical question. Each solution is mapped to a corresponding feature vector based on the mathematical expressions occurring in the solution.
William Marsh Rice University


06/16/16
20160169419 
 Systems and methods for insulating a pipe patent thumbnailSystems and methods for insulating a pipe
A pipe insulation product including a core of insulating material and a laminate. The core includes a cylindrical outer surface; a cylindrical inner surface; and a wall extending between the cylindrical outer surface and the cylindrical inner surface.
Johns Manville


06/16/16
20160168620 
 Engineered enzymes with methionine-gamma-lyase enzymes and pharmacological preparations thereof patent thumbnailEngineered enzymes with methionine-gamma-lyase enzymes and pharmacological preparations thereof
Methods and composition related to the engineering of a novel protein with methionine-γ-lyase enzyme activity are described. For example, in certain aspects there may be disclosed a modified cystathionine-γ-lyase (cgl) comprising one or more amino acid substitutions and capable of degrading methionine.
Aemase, Inc.


06/16/16
20160168489 
 Method and system for gtl production in fpso patent thumbnailMethod and system for gtl production in fpso
4) an upgrading step of separating the liquid hydrocarbon into gas, naphtha, and syncrude and supplying hydrogen to hydrofinish the liquid hydrocarbon.. .

06/16/16
20160168475 
 Upgrading of bio-oil by reaction with olefins in the presence of a catalyst patent thumbnailUpgrading of bio-oil by reaction with olefins in the presence of a catalyst
Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for upgrading a bio-oil by reaction with an olefin in the presence of a catalyst. For example, upgraded bio-oil may have improved miscibility with hydrophobic fuels..
Battelle Memorial Institute


06/16/16
20160168048 
 Upgrading paraffins to distillates and lubricant basestocks patent thumbnailUpgrading paraffins to distillates and lubricant basestocks
A process for converting light paraffins (especially c3-c5) to middle distillate and higher boiling range liquid hydrocarbons by (1) oxygen or air oxidation of iso-paraffins to alkyl hydroperoxides; (2) conversion of alkyl hydroperoxides to dialkyl peroxides; (3) radical coupling of paraffins using the dialkyl peroxides as radical initiators forming heavier hydrocarbon products; and (4) fractionation of the heavy hydrocarbon products. The net reaction is catalytically converting light paraffins to heavier hydrocarbons using oxygen or air to effect the conversion..
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


06/16/16
20160166181 
 Method for rapidly determining who grading of hearing impairment patent thumbnailMethod for rapidly determining who grading of hearing impairment
Examples of systems and methods for rapidly grading the hearing of a user in accordance with who guidelines are disclosed. One example includes a personal computer and a test device configured to produce calibrated acoustic output at suprathreshold levels presented at an audiometric frequency range from 500 to 4000 hz.
Ihear Medical, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165256 
 Methods and apparatuses for creating code mapping functions for encoding an hdr image, and methods and apparatuses for use of such encoded images patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for creating code mapping functions for encoding an hdr image, and methods and apparatuses for use of such encoded images
To enable better encoding of the currently starting to appear high dynamic range images for use in full high dynamic range technical systems (containing an hdr display, and e.g. In an hdr grading application of a hdr movie), we invented a method of encoding a high dynamic range image, comprising the steps of: inputting pixel colors of an input high dynamic range image, wherein the pixel colors have information of a luminance and a chromaticity; applying an inverse of a mapping function to derive a luma code (v) of the luminance of a pixel color, which mapping function is predetermined as comprising a first partial function which is defined as (i), in which rho is a tuning constant, and v is the luma code corresponding to a luminance to be encoded, and a second partial mapping defined as l=lmp65 in which lm is a peak luminance of a predefined reference display, and gamma is a constant which is preferably equal to 2.4, outputting a matrix of pixels having a color encoding comprising the luma codes..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/09/16
20160165060 
 Seamless codec switching patent thumbnailSeamless codec switching
In various embodiments, a corpus of codecs may be correlated with different, partially overlapping ranges of transmission characteristics. As channel conditions degrade or improve, the system may select a new codec with which to continue the connection based upon the corresponding overlapping range.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163661 

Radio frequency isolation structure with racetrack


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a racetrack that forms part of an rf isolation structure of a packaged module and wireless devices that include such a packaged module. The racetrack can be disposed in a substrate and around an rf component that is on the substrate.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


06/09/16
20160162284 

Method and device for upgrading firmware


A method for upgrading firmware in a device, includes: when firmware of a first chip in the device needs to be upgraded, identifying a first partition of a flash memory in a second chip in the device, the first partition being a backup partition for downloading firmware of the second chip; downloading new firmware of the first chip to the first partition of the flash memory in the second chip; and copying the new firmware of the first chip from the first partition of the flash memory in the second chip to an effective region in the first chip.. .
Xiaomi Inc.


06/09/16
20160160254 

Plants expressing cell wall degrading enzymes and expression vectors


Vectors for expression of proteins in plants are described. The proteins may be enzymes and the enzymes can be but are not limited to cell wall degrading enzymes.
Agrivida, Inc.


06/09/16
20160158767 

Chalcopyrite ore beneficiation process and method


The present invention relates to a mineral processing technology and method for refractory chalcopyrite ores, particularly to a mineral processing technology and method for the separation of chalcopyrite from multiple natural types of copper ores containing chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, talc and serpentine, which belongs to the technical field of mineral processing. It's characterized by: conducting a two-stage grinding on the chalcopyrite ore, with each grinding stage followed by size grading, and treating ores in different size fractions separately, wherein coarse-grain ores are separated in the presence of xanthate, with calcium oxide and cmc controlling the ph and acting as depressor respectively, while fine-grained ores are subjected to rougher in the presence of kerosene, and subsequently subjected to cleaner in the presence of xanthate..
North China University Of Science And Technology


06/09/16
20160158384 

Sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin compositions


Sae-cd compositions are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. The sae-cd compositions comprise a sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin having an absorption of less than 0.5 a.u.
Cydex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


06/09/16
20160157786 

Random forest based erythema grading for psoriasis


A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for erythema grading for psoriasis. In one embodiment, the method comprises generating skellam distribution statistics related to differences between readout voltages for one or more psoriasis regions for a patient and a normal skin region for the patient; and generating an erythema grading classification for erythema regions in psoriasis using the skellam distribution statistics as feature vectors..

05/26/16
20160150145 

Method and apparatus to create an eotf function for a universal code mapping for an hdr image, method and process to use these images


To enable better encoding of the currently starting to appear high dynamic range images for use in full high dynamic range technical systems (containing an hdr display, and e.g. In an hdr grading application), we invented a method of constructing a code allocation function for allocating pixel colors having pixel luminances to codes encoding such pixel luminances, in which the step of determining the code allocation function to be applied to at least one color coordinate of the pixel to obtain a code value, comprises constructing that function out of at least two partial functions, and similar methods at a receiving side, and apparatuses, and signals for communicating between the two sites..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/26/16
20160148285 

Universal real property grading system


An embodiment of the invention relates to grading real property, and more particularly, relates to the method and information product of a real property grading system. In one form, the invention relates to the grading of real property on a local and global level.

05/26/16
20160148284 

System and authenticating a signature on a comic book for grading and encapsulation


A system and method for grading a document are disclosed, the method including but not limited to generating on a comic grading processor, a grade for a first comic book using grading notes for the first comic book from a first comic book grader; generating a quick scan code for the grading notes; accepting at the comic grading processor, a quick scan code from a mobile device; and sending from the comic book grading processor to the mobile device a grading report comprising the grade and grading notes indicated by the quick response code. A system is disclosed for practicing the method..

05/26/16
20160148283 

System and accessing comic book grading notes via a quick scan code


A system and method for grading a document are disclosed, the method including but not limited to generating on a comic grading processor, a grade for a first comic book using grading notes for the first comic book from a first comic book grader; generating a quick scan code for the grading notes; accepting at the comic grading processor, a quick scan code from a mobile device; and sending from the comic book grading processor to the mobile device a grading report comprising the grade and grading notes indicated by the quick response code. A system is disclosed for practicing the method..
Michael Bornstein Cbcs Comics


05/26/16
20160146764 

Integrated analyzer for process monitoring during processing and upgrading of natural gas


A gas chromatographic method for analyzing natural gas and a natural gas upgrading system using the gas chromatographic method for analyzing natural gas. The method includes transporting the natural gas through a chiller, transporting the natural gas from the chiller to at least two gas upgrading membranes, and operating a gas chromatographic system having at least one upstream gas chromatograph and at least two downstream gas chromatographs.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


05/26/16
20160146517 

Heat recovery and upgrading method and compressor for using in said method


A heat recovery and upgrading method includes cycles of the subsequent steps of providing a working fluid including a liquid phase in a working fluid stream; transferring heat to the working fluid stream to partially evaporate working fluid in liquid phase to obtain a two-phase working fluid stream in liquid phase and gas phase; compressing the two-phase working fluid stream so as to increase a temperature and pressure of the working fluid and to evaporate working fluid in liquid phase; and transferring heat from the working fluid stream by element of condensation of working fluid. In the first step he working fluid is preferably in a predominantly single-phase working fluid stream in liquid phase when heat is transferred to the working fluid.
P.t.i.


05/26/16
20160145509 

Process to upgrade partially converted vacuum residua


Processes for upgrading partially converted vacuum residua hydrocarbon feeds are disclosed. The upgrading processes may include: steam stripping the partially converted vacuum residua to generate a first distillate and a first residuum; solvent deasphalting the first residuum stream to generate a deasphalted oil and an asphaltenes fraction; vacuum fractionating the deasphalted oil to recover a deasphalted gas oil distillate and a heavy deasphalted residuum; contacting the first distillate and the deasphalted gas oil distillate and hydrogen in the presence of a first hydroconversion catalyst to produce a product; contacting the heavy deasphalted residuum stream and hydrogen in the presence of a second hydroconversion catalyst to produce an effluent; and fractionating the effluent to recover a hydrocracked atmospheric residua and a hydrocracked atmospheric distillate.
Lummus Technology Inc.


05/26/16
20160145505 

Partial upgrading heavy hydrocarbons


Systems and methods for partially upgrading a produced heavy hydrocarbon resource at the production site (at the pad or a central processing facility) using indirect hydrogen addition, comprising a blender for blending the hydrocarbon with a hydrogen donator and a reactor for elevating the mixture to a temperature sufficient to hydrogenate the hydrocarbon to an api level required for pipeline specifications. The partially upgraded hydrocarbon can then be transported by pipeline to a refinery for further processing.
Husky Oil Operations Limited


05/26/16
20160145499 

Process for heavy oil upgrading in a double-wall reactor


A process for reducing coke formation during hydrocarbon upgrading reactions using a double-wall reactor comprising the steps of feeding a heated feed water to a shell-side volume of the double-wall reactor to produce a heat transfer stream, the double-wall reactor comprising an exterior wall and an interior wall, a reaction section volume, a heating element configured to heat the heat transfer stream, wherein heat is transferred from the heat transfer stream to the reaction section volume, feeding the hot water return exiting the shell-side volume through a filter; mixing the filtered water stream with a heated hydrocarbon feedstock; feeding the mixed stream to the reaction section volume in a configuration counter-current to the heat transfer stream; reacting the reaction flow stream at a reaction temperature, wherein the heat transferred to the reaction section volume is operable to maintain the reaction temperature above the critical temperature of water.. .
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


05/26/16
20160145485 

Degradable material for downhole applications


In one aspect, degradable material is disclosed, including: a polyurethane component with a first degradation rate in a downhole environment; and a corrosive additive component with a second degradation rate that is higher than a first degradation rate in the downhole environment. In another aspect, a method of temporarily sealing a downhole zone is disclosed, including: providing a polyurethane component with a first degradation rate in a downhole environment; providing a corrosive additive component with a second degradation rate that is higher than a first degradation rate in the downhole environment; mixing the polyurethane component and the corrosive additive component to form a degradable material; sealing the downhole zone with the degradable material; exposing the degradable material to the downhole environment; and degrading the degradable material..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


05/26/16
20160145398 

Method for manufacturing lignin degradation product


Provided is a method for producing a lignin degradation product that includes (1) a degradation step of degrading a raw material containing a plant biomass, in a mixed solvent of water and an aliphatic alcohol having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms, which separates into two phases at 0° c. Or higher and 50° c.
National University Corporation Hokkaido University


05/26/16
20160144351 

Catalysts useful for biomass pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading


Catalysts useful in transforming biomass to bio-oil are disclosed, as are methods for making such catalysts, and methods of transforming biomass to bio-oil. The catalysts are especially useful for, but are not limited to, microwave- and induction-heating based pyrolysis of biomass, solid waste, and other carbon containing materials into bio-oil.
Board Of Suervisiors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College


05/19/16
20160142946 

Multiple sim multiple network diversity for enhancing call connectivity


Methods and devices are disclosed for establishing a second call during a first call on a multi-sim communication device. A quality of the first call between a calling party and a called party using a first subscription for a first network may be determined to be degrading.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/19/16
20160140858 

Grading ontological links based on certainty of evidential statements


Mechanisms for evaluating a link between information concept entities are provided. A set of evidential data specifying a plurality of information concept entities is received and a link between at least two information concept entities in the set of evidential data is generated.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160140572 

System and data breach readiness and prediction


A system for data breach readiness comprising computer executable code for presenting a questionnaire relating to data security practices; grading the answers to the questionnaire to determine a readiness score; presenting a task list comprising a list of tasks to be accomplished before a thresh hold readiness score is achieved; and presenting a user interface to update the task list to show that an entry in the task list has been completed.. .
Csr Professional Services, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140446 

Grading sources and managing evidence for intelligence analysis


Mechanisms for evaluating an evidential statement in a corpus of evidence are provided. An evidential statement is received for determining a level of confidence in a hypothetical ontological link of an ontology.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160139228 

A multi-echo length and offset varied saturation (me-lovars) chemical exchange saturation transfer (cest) mr imaging


The present invention provides a novel approach for cest mr imaging, called multi-echo length and offset varied saturation (me-lovars) cest. This method allows efficient collection of additional cest data without penalty in scan time, which could be useful for enhancing the contrast, increasing the specificity or improving quantification of exchange.
The Johns Hopkins University


05/19/16
20160138035 

Consolidated pretreatment and hydrolysis of plant biomass expressing cell wall degrading enzymes


Methods for consolidated pretreatment and hydrolysis of genetically engineered plants expressing cell wall degrading enzymes are provided. Expression cassettes and vectors for making transgenic plants are described.
Agrivida, Inc.


05/19/16
20160137701 

Secretagogues derived from oxalobacter formigenes


The present invention relates to a secretagogue compound derived from oxalate degrading bacteria, for use in the treatment of an oxalate related disease and/or oxalate related imbalance in a subject, wherein the administration of the secretagogue results in a reduction of urinary oxalate and/or plasma oxalate in the subject. The invention further relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising such a secretagogue compound, a method for treating a subject suffering from an oxalate related disease, and to a method for preparing a secretagogue..
Oxthera Intellectual Property Ab


05/19/16
20160136522 

System for upgrading and screening of task and its implementing method


A system for upgrading and screening of task and its implementing method is provided, which is mainly formed by at least one mobile information device and a task database. The task database receives a creation application of a task stronghold submitted from the mobile information device.
Unique Monster Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160136230 

Novel compounds


Or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, compositions, combinations and medicaments containing said compounds and processes for their preparation. The invention also relates to the use of said compounds, combinations, compositions and medicaments, for example as inhibitors of the activity of the estrogen receptor, including degrading the estrogen receptor, the treatment of diseases and conditions mediated by the estrogen receptor..

05/19/16
20160135522 

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.


05/19/16
20160135472 

Method of producing a baked product with alpha-amylase, lipase and phospholipase


The present invention provides a method of producing a baked product having reduced crumb elasticity, said method comprising adding a raw starch degrading alpha-amylase, a lipase and a phospholipase to dough ingredients comprising flour, water, and yeast and mixing to prepare a dough; leavening the dough; and baking the dough to obtain the baked product.. .
Novozymes A/s


05/12/16
20160134476 

Method for controlling changes in a computer system


The present disclosure relates to a computer implemented method for controlling changes in at least a first and a second computer system, the first computer system comprising a first development server that is connected to a production server, wherein the production server comprises a first application having a first configuration, wherein the first configuration comprises at least one of a software and hardware configuration, wherein the first development server is configured to perform at least one of providing and modifying the first application at the first development server by generating a modified configuration from the first configuration, the second computer system comprising a second development server for upgrading the first application using the modified first application. The method comprises providing a central management module that is in communication with the first computer system and the second computer system; providing an input data interface; configuring the first computer system to communicate with the central management module via the input data interface; receiving at the central management module from the first computer sys-tem via the input data interface data indicative of a change in the first configuration, the change resulting in a second application having a second configuration, wherein the second configuration comprises at least one of a software and hardware configuration; processing by the central management module the received data for determining at least one component of the second computer system that are affected by the change; determining by the central management module using the determined components at least one update task for implementing the change in the second computer system..

05/12/16
20160133361 

Material comprising reduced graphene oxide, a device comprising the material and a producing the material


The present invention relates to a material comprising reduced graphene oxide, wherein the degree of reduction of the graphene oxide exhibits a spatial variation so that the material exhibits a gradient in the electric conductivity and/or permittivity. The material can for example be used in an electric device for purposes of field grading and/or dissipation of charges.
Abb Technology Ltd


05/12/16
20160132584 

System and dynamically clustering data items


A method for dynamically clustering data items, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of data items originating from at least two sources, a plurality of distinct metadata details, and data indicative of associations between the data items and the metadata details, wherein each data item is associated with at least one metadata detail indicative of its owner, and wherein at least a first data item originating from a first source and a second data item originating from a second source are related data items associated with at least one shared metadata detail; grading probabilities of relationships between at least one of the data items and at least one of the metadata details; clustering the data items into one or more clusters, based on the calculated probabilities; and, optionally, sharing clusters and meta-clusters between users.. .
Sphereup Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132550 

Methods for maintaining infrastructure equipment and related apparatus


Apparatus and methods for managing and upgrading components in an infrastructure are provided. Records relating to components may be retrieved from a database and separated into subsets based on conditions of those components, the types of those components, deterioration models of those components, and/or other factors.
Copperleaf Technologies Inc.


05/12/16
20160132318 

Notifications framework for distributed software upgrades


Techniques for managing an upgrade operation comprising multiple upgrade process executing on multiple host machines (or hosts) for upgrading software applications on the multiple hosts. Techniques are disclosed for managing notifications that are generated by the multiple upgrade processes during execution, and more particular, techniques for reducing the number of notifications that are sent to a user.
Oracle International Corporation


05/12/16
20160132316 

Timing report framework for distributed software upgrades


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 overall upgrade operation.
Oracle International Corporation


05/12/16
20160130620 

Biocatalyst for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose, and manufacturing hydrolysate and biofuel using the same


The present disclosure relates to a method for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose and for boosting effect on the cellulase activity using a specific catalyst. Since the present disclosure allows for the preparation of sugars by degrading not only lignin but also cellulose and hemicellulose using the enzymes which were previously known only as lignin-degrading biocatalysts, it provides the advantage that the preparation of a hydrolysate as a source material for the production of biofuels or biochemicals from lignocellulosic biomass can be simplified and facilitated.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


05/12/16
20160128978 

Pharmaceutical for improving dysphagia


A dysphagia improving composition characterized in that a substance having an inhibitory action on an angiotensin converting enzyme, which is a degrading enzyme of substance p, is administered locally in a dosage not influencing blood pressure, and a pharmaceutical for improving dysphagia containing the composition.. .
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127215 

Packet loss and bandwidth coordination


A method of transmitting a stream of packets over a network, the method comprising the steps of: a transmitting device maintaining a measure of network quality; analyzing the measure of network quality so as to determine whether the bandwidth of the network is degrading, beyond a predetermined threshold, the network quality for a transmission over the network; the transmitting device determining a transmission bitrate and a proportion of redundancy in dependence on the analysis; the transmitting device packetising media data and redundancy data in dependence on the determined proportion to generate a stream of packets; and the transmitting device transmitting the generated stream at a rate commensurate with the determined transmission bitrate.. .
Imagination Technologies Limited


05/05/16
20160126793 

Structure for preventing scattering of magnet and retaining magnet for rotating electrical machine


In a rotating electrical machine, in the case where a cylindrical component is fixed by press fitting or the like, the opening edge of the cylindrical component is widened toward the end to provide peeps for facilitating the insertion of the cylindrical component. However, the outer shape of a rotor expands due to the peeps, and a gap needs to be provided between the rotor and a stator in consideration of the expanded portion of the outer shape, which causes the degradation of the performance of the rotating electrical machine.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125645 

Grading and monitoring of a geographical region


A grading and monitoring system that evaluates a quality of index of a neighborhood via satellite images in described. The system utilizes a fuzzy-logic rule based technique in determining the quality of the neighborhood.
Umm Al-qura University


05/05/16
20160124741 

Orchestration of software applications upgrade using automatic hang detection


In an upgrade infrastructure performing an overall upgrade operation comprising multiple upgrade processes being executed, possibly concurrently, on multiple hosts for upgrading one or more software applications hosted by hosts, automated hang detection mechanisms are disclosed for quickly, efficiently, and automatically detecting when one or more of the upgrade process are in a hang state. Different hang detection techniques are described including a metadata-driven hang detection mechanism and a code-driven hang detection mechanism..
Oracle International Corporation


05/05/16
20160122667 

Upgrading hydrocarbon pyrolysis products


The invention relates to a process for upgrading pyrolysis tar, such as steam cracker tar, in the presence of a utility fluid. The utility fluid contains 2-ring and/or 3-ring aromatics and has solubility blending number (sbn)≧120.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


05/05/16
20160121013 

Fibres, a process for producing such fibres and a wound dressing incorporating them


Multi component fibres for the reduction of the damaging activity of wound exudate components such as protein degrading enzymes and inflammatory mediators in wounds, the fibres comprising: from 10% to 100% by weight of the fibres of pectin and a sacrificial proteinaceous material in a weight ratio of 100:0 to 10:90 pectin to sacrificial proteinaceous material and from 0% to 90% by weight of the fibres of another polysaccharide or a water soluble polymer.. .
Convatec Technologies Inc.


04/28/16
20160115466 

Enzyme and uses thereof


The present invention relates generally to methods and materials relating to newly characterised enzymes from pusillimonas noertemannii, or variants thereof, capable degrading poly-γ-d-glutamic acid, for example as is present in the capsule of b. Anthracis.
Ucl Business Plc


04/28/16
20160115410 

Upgrading coal fines using microalgae


A method for upgrading coal fines by separating out at least some mineral components is provided. The method comprises the treatment of optionally graded coal fines with micro-algae in aqueous medium to form a slurry under conditions that permit adsorption of micro-algae onto particles of coal fines.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


04/28/16
20160115093 

Method for upgrading hydrocarbon using c4, c5 and c6 streams


The present disclosure relates to a method for upgrading hydrocarbon using c4, c5 and c6 streams, and more specifically, to a method for upgrading hydrocarbons using c4, c5 and c6 streams. The method includes the steps of: preparing c4, c5 and c6 streams, which are the products of naphtha catalytic cracking (ncc) process, heavy oil upgrading process, thermal cracking process, or fluidized catalytic cracking (fcc or rfcc) process; oligomerizing the c4, c5 and c6 streams with a catalyst to produce branched unsaturated hydrocarbons; and fractional distillating the branched unsaturated hydrocarbons to separate into c14-18 products or c32-40 products..
Sk Energy Co., Ltd.


04/21/16
20160110528 

Methods and systems for using behavioral analysis towards efficient continuous authentication


A computing device processor may be configured with processor-executable instructions to implement methods of using behavioral analysis and machine learning techniques to identify, prevent, correct, and/or otherwise respond to malicious or performance-degrading behaviors of the computing device. As part of these operations, the processor may perform multifactor authentication operations that include determining one or more of a transaction type criticality value, a user confidence value, a software integrity confidence value, and a historical behavior value, using the one or more of these values to determine a number of authentication factors that are be evaluated when authenticating a user of the computing device, and authenticating the user by evaluating the determined number of authentication factors..

04/21/16
20160110181 

Method and device for upgrading a router


A method for upgrading a first router apparatus of at least two router apparatuses communicating with a terminal and a server includes detecting whether an application in the first router apparatus needs to be upgraded and, if the application needs to be upgraded, acquiring an upgrade file from the server through a communication link between a second router apparatus of the at least two router apparatuses and the server. The method further includes sending the upgrade file to the first router apparatus..

04/21/16
20160109757 

Retardation film, composition, manufacturing retardation film, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device


An object of the present invention is to provide a film capable of giving a necessary retardation without degrading the contrast. The present invention provides a retardation film formed from a composition which includes a polymer compound, a rod-like liquid crystal compound and a photo-reactive compound, wherein the polymer compound has a side chain which has one or more azo groups and/or cynnamate groups, and 3 or more and 10 or less arylene groups; the side chain further has an optionally substituted amino group, or a hydrocarbon group at the terminal; an absolute value of difference between an sp value of the polymer compound and an sp value of the photo-reactive compound is 1.1 or less; and an in-plane retardation of the film at wavelength of 550 nm is 10 nm or more and 200 nm or less..

04/21/16
20160109450 

Method for monitoring metastasis of cancer cells using cells cultured in three dimensional collagen environment


The present invention relates to a method for monitoring migration, invasion, and metastasis of cancer cells by observing the shape of cancer cells cultured in a three-dimensional environment and measuring the activity, expression, and changes in expression sites of proteins associated with invadopodia formation and metastasis, and the degradation of an extracellular matrix; and to a method for screening a cancer metastasis inhibitor. More specifically, it was verified that the reduction in c-jun phosphorylation induced the increase in snail1 and the decrease in cortactin expression in the cells cultured in a three-dimensional environment and the expression regulation relations between the proteins were identical to those in breast cancer tissues obtained from patients.

04/21/16
20160108323 

Upgrading alcohols, diols and glycols to larger products


In brief, the invention is a process for the conversion of molecules containing one or more alcohol functionalities to larger molecules. Alcohols such as methanol, ethanol, propanol and hexanol and diols/glycols, such a propylene glycol and butanediol are fed to supported metal catalyst such as a noble metal/solid acid catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at elevated temperatures and pressures create a mixture of hydrocarbon and oxygenate products..

04/21/16
20160108074 

Solid acid catalyst for preparing a monosaccharide and preparing a monosaccharide from seaweed using the same


A solid acid catalyst for preparing a monosaccharide by degrading agarose includes a particle having a carbonized chaff and a sulfonyl group which is chemically bound on a surface of the carbonized chaff. A method of preparing the monosaccharides from seaweed using the solid acid catalyst includes reacting agarose with the solid acid catalyst, thereby preparing the monosaccharide by using an economical and efficient process..

04/21/16
20160107981 

Polymer degradation


A method of degrading a polymer into oligomers and/or monomers in a solvent, using a catalyst, and a functionalized magnetic particle comprising a catalyst being capable of degrading the polymer into oligomers and/or monomers. The present method and particle provide a high selectivity and a high conversion ratio..

04/21/16
20160107162 

Roller pair, measuring device, product-processing installation, and method


Roller pairs (1, 1′) for processing a product, containing two grinding rollers (1; 1′), wherein at least one roller (1; 1′) contains at least one sensor (2; 2′) for obtaining measured values that characterize a state of at least one of the rollers (1; 1′), in particular a state of a circumferential surface (3, 3′). The sensor (2; 2′) has a data connection to a data transmitter (4; 4′) designed to transmit the measured values to a data receiver (5; 5′) in an contact-free manner.

04/14/16
20160105606 

Image processing electronic endoscope, electronic endoscope system, and image processing electronic endoscope


In the case where a value of the aspect ratio of the display area of an image display device is larger than a value of the aspect ratio of a captured image indicated by an imaging signal, image processing for making the magnification of an image of a peripheral portion outside a central portion of the captured image larger than the magnification of an image of the central portion so as to match the aspect ratio of the display area of the image display device is performed. Accordingly, the magnification of the image of the peripheral portion of the captured image is increased by using the display area that is elongated in the horizontal direction, without degrading the visibility of the image of the central portion of the captured image.

04/14/16
20160105504 

Storage management operations based on executable files served on demand to storage management components


Systems and methods are disclosed for speedily upgrading (e.g., via service packs) components of a storage management system, such as media agents and data agents, which may number in the thousands. The disclosed methods and systems provide a lightweight and flexible approach.

04/14/16
20160103996 

Methods and systems for behavioral analysis of mobile device behaviors based on user persona information


A computing device processor may be configured with processor-executable instructions to implement methods of using behavioral analysis and machine learning techniques to identify, prevent, correct, or otherwise respond to malicious or performance-degrading behaviors of the computing device. As part of these operations, the processor may generate user-persona information that characterizes the user based on that user's activities, preferences, age, occupation, habits, moods, emotional states, personality, device usage patterns, etc.

04/14/16
20160103754 

Method and system for grading a computer program


The system includes a receiving module configured to receive a first set of data and a second set of data, wherein the first set of data comprises one or more high quality objects, and one or more ungraded objects, wherein the second set of data comprises one or more ungraded objects, an identification module configured to identify the one or more high quality objects, an extraction module is configured to extract one or more features from each high quality object of the one or more high quality objects, a building module is configured to build a predictive model based on the one or more features extracted for the each high quality object, a comparison module configured to compares the one or more ungraded objects and the one or more high quality objects, and an assessment module configured to score the one or more ungraded objects.. .

04/14/16
20160103672 

Firmware upgrade method and system


Provided are a method and system for upgrading firmware. The method includes: an upgrading control single board receives a firmware upgrading request from a master control single board, wherein the firmware upgrading request carries firmware upgrading parameter information; the upgrading control single board determines, according to the firmware upgrading parameter information, a sublink to be upgraded corresponding to the firmware upgrading parameter information; and the upgrading control single board acquires, from the master control single board, firmware upgrading data corresponding to the sublink to be upgraded, and upgrades, by adopting the firmware upgrading data, one or more pieces of firmware on the sublink to be upgraded.

04/14/16
20160102546 

Fluid flow location identification system and determining location of flow contributions in a commingled fluid


A fluid flow location identification system includes, a tubular having at least a first opening and a second opening therethrough, wherein the first component is degraded at least by fluid flowing from an outside of the tubular to an inside of the tubular through the first opening and the second component is degraded at least by fluid flowing from an outside of the tubular to the inside of the tubular through the second opening. Trace amounts of a first identifier are releasable into fluid degrading the first component, trace amounts of a second identifier are releasable into fluid degrading the second component.

04/14/16
20160102193 

Rubber composition for tires and pneumatic tire


The present invention aims to provide rubber compositions for tires that contain a natural rubber achieving a balanced improvement in abrasion resistance, breaking performance, and processability to achieve a balanced improvement in abrasion resistance, breaking performance, and processability, and also provide pneumatic tires containing such rubber compositions for tires. Included is a rubber composition for tires comprising a modified natural rubber prepared by treating natural rubber latex with a proteolytic enzyme, and then treating the treated natural rubber latex with a lipolytic enzyme and/or a phospholipid degrading enzyme.

04/14/16
20160101658 

Upgradable universal tire pressure monitoring device, system, and system implementation methods


This invention relates to tire pressure monitoring technology. More particularly, the invention relates to upgradeable universal tire pressure monitoring device, system, and system implementation methods.

04/07/16
20160100204 

Media 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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

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