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 Methods for creating and distributing art-directable continuous dynamic range video patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for creating and distributing art-directable continuous dynamic range video
Novel systems and methods are described for creating, compressing, and distributing video or image content graded for a plurality of displays with different dynamic ranges. In implementations, the created content is “continuous dynamic range” (cdr) content—a novel representation of pixel-luminance as a function of display dynamic range.
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich (eth Zurich)


 Method for upgrading bio-oil using supercritical alcohols and upgraded bio-oil by the method patent thumbnailnew patent Method for upgrading bio-oil using supercritical alcohols and upgraded bio-oil by the method
Provided herein is a method for upgrading a bio-oil using a supercritical alcohol, and the bio-oil upgraded by the method, the method including removing oxygen existing in the molecule of the bio-oil using the supercritical state alcohol as a solvent and reacting the bio-oil and the alcohol solvent at supercritical state so as to increase the energy content, removing organic acids that increase the acidity of the bio-oil including formic acid and acetic acid or converting the organic acids to other materials so as to reduce the acidity, and converting hydrophilic materials in the bio-oil to hydrophobic materials so as to reduce the moisture content, and increasing the ph of the bio-oil to reduce the corrosiveness, thereby providing the effectiveness in upgrading a bio-oil.. .
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University


 Degrading and removing cured resins from substrates patent thumbnailnew patent Degrading and removing cured resins from substrates
Methods are provided for chemically removing cured resin product from surfaces and subterranean formations in case of inappropriate consolidation, plugging of screens or tubing, and equipment damage. A chemical solvent is introduced to a wellbore where a resin has cured.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 Sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin compositions patent thumbnailnew patent 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.


 On the definition of the resource block in ofdma/ul mumimo in hew patent thumbnailOn the definition of the resource block in ofdma/ul mumimo in hew
Techniques for resource block allocation in a multi-user mimo high efficiency wlan system are provided. Specifically, teachings that when taken alone or together, provide a device or a group of devices with an improved resource allocation for the reduction of usable tone waste, are presented.

 Electrostatic mass spectrometer with encoded frequent pulses patent thumbnailElectrostatic mass spectrometer with encoded frequent pulses
A method, apparatus and algorithms are disclosed for operating an open electrostatic trap (e-trap) or a multi-pass tof mass spectrometer with an extended flight path. A string of start pulses with non equal time intervals is employed for triggering ion packet injection into the analyzer, a long spectrum is acquired to accept ions from the entire string and a true spectrum is reconstructed by eliminating or accounting overlapping signals at the data analysis stage while using logical analysis of peak groups.
Leco Corporation


 Learning management system for a real-time simulated virtual reality welding training environment patent thumbnailLearning management system for a real-time simulated virtual reality welding training environment
A learning management system (lms) for tracking student progress as students learn how to weld in a real-time, simulated, virtual reality welding training environment. Systems and methods to help welding instructors and students manage the data associated with instruction and learning in a virtual reality welding environment are provided.
Lincoln Global, Inc.


 System and  diagnostic vector classification support patent thumbnailSystem and diagnostic vector classification support
The diagnostic vector classification support system and method disclosed herein may both reduce the time and effort required to train radiologists to interpret medical images, and provide a decision support system for trained radiologists who, regardless of training, have the potential to miss relevant findings. In an embodiment, a morphological image is used to identify a zone of interest in a co-registered functional image.
Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.


 Embedded capacitive touch display panel and embedded capacitive touch display device patent thumbnailEmbedded capacitive touch display panel and embedded capacitive touch display device
The application disclose an embedded capacitive touch display panel and an embedded capacitive touch display device, including: a first transparent substrate and a second substrate arranged opposite to each other, a grid-shaped metal conductive layer formed on the first transparent substrate, and a number of force touch detection electrodes independent of each other formed on the second substrate, wherein the embedded capacitive touch display panel further includes a color filter layer including at least red color resists, green color resists, and blue color resists, wherein the color resists in the same colors are arranged in respective color resist bars, and the color resist bars including green color resist resistance strips; and the grid-shaped metal conductive layer includes periodically arranged force touch fixed potential electrodes and floating electrodes, wherein the force touch fixed potential electrodes are separate from the floating electrodes with gaps being formed between them, and the gaps include first gap sections which are parallel to the color resist bars, and which do not overlap with the green color resist resistance strips. Since the green color resists contribute to display brightness far more than the color resists of the other colors, the first gap sections can be arranged so that they do not overlap with the green color resist resistance strips to thereby alleviate the problem of a visible pattern of the grid-shaped metal conductive layer so as to improve the display performance of the embedded capacitive touch display panel without degrading a touch effect..
Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


 Embedded capacitive touch display panel and embedded capacitive touch display device patent thumbnailEmbedded capacitive touch display panel and embedded capacitive touch display device
The application discloses an embedded capacitive touch display panel and an embedded capacitive touch display device, including: a first transparent substrate, and a grid-shaped metal conductive layer, formed on the first transparent substrate, including a number of touch electrodes separate from each other with gaps being formed between them, wherein the embedded capacitive touch display panel further includes a color filter layer including at least red color resists, green color resists, and blue color resists, wherein the color resists in the same colors are arranged in respective color resist bars, and the color resist bars include green color resist bars; and the gaps include first gap sections which are parallel to the color resist bars, and which do not overlap with the green color resist bars. Since the green color resists contribute to display brightness far more than the color resists of the other colors, the first gap sections can be arranged so that they do not overlap with the green color resist bars to thereby alleviate the problem of a visible pattern of the touch electrodes so as to improve the display performance of the embedded capacitive touch display panel without degrading a touch effect..
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


Architecture for a fiber optic network

The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network architecture that uses outside plant fan-out devices to distribute optical signals between fiber distribution hubs and multi-service terminals. The network architecture can also include collector boxes positioned at selected locations of the network architecture.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Wire spacer for a plate type heat exchanger, plate type heat exchanger provided with such a wire spacer, and upgrading a heat exchanger

A wire spacer (20) for spacing two adjacent heat transfer plates (2, 4) of a plate type heat exchanger (1). The wire spacer (20) is formed by a bent wire (22) that is alternatingly abutting the two adjacent heat transfer plates (2, 4), while extending along the fluid channel (6, 8) of the heat exchanger (1).
Apex International Holding B.v.

Compositions and methods comprising a xylanase enzyme variant

The present invention provides hemicellulytic enzyme variants. Specifically, the present invention provides xylanase variants having one or more modifications as compared to a parent xylanase enzyme resulting in at least one improved property.
Dupont Nutrition Biosciences Aps

Multistage resid hydrocracking

Processes for upgrading resid hydrocarbon feeds are disclosed. The upgrading processes may include: hydrocracking a resid in a first reaction stage to form a first stage effluent; hydrocracking a deasphalted oil fraction in a second reaction stage to form a second stage effluent; fractionating the first stage effluent and the second stage effluent to recover at least one distillate hydrocarbon fraction and a resid hydrocarbon fraction; feeding the resid hydrocarbon fraction to a solvent deasphalting unit to provide an asphaltene fraction and the deasphalted oil fraction..
Lummus Technology Inc.

Integrated direct coal liquefaction process and system

An integrated direct coal liquefaction and upgrading process and system in which feed coal is mixed with a coal liquefaction nominal 650° f.+ (343° c.+) fraction from atmospheric fractionator, vacuum fractionator bottoms, and recycled catalyst containing vacuum gas oil (vgo) from and upgrader and pumped to the input of the liquefaction reactor where it is mixed with preheated hydrogen. Part of the vgo fraction from the liquefaction vacuum fractionator is mixed with make-up catalyst and catalyst containing vgo fraction from the upgrader atmospheric fractionator and fed with preheated hydrogen to the input of the upgrading reactors.
Accelergy Corporation

New-generation fluid particle diffuser

A new-generation gmp (good manufacturing practice) compliant hygienic fluid particle diffuser allowing to release the particles of fluids such as bottled drugs, extracts and natural oils by generating a particular pressure without any heating process without degrading the essence of the fluid thanks to a disposable fluid chamber.. .
Cekk Koku Ve Kozmetik Ltd. Sti.

Materials and methods for nerve grafting

The subject invention pertains to compositions and methods for promoting repair of damaged nerve tissue using nerve grafts and preparation of nerve grafts. The compositions and methods of the subject invention can be employed to restore the continuity of nerve interrupted by disease, traumatic events or surgical procedures.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Cooling device and electronic device

A cooling device 100 includes a first heat receiving unit 400, a second heat receiving unit 410, a first heat dissipating unit 700, and a second heat dissipating unit 710. The first heat dissipating unit 700 and the second heat dissipating unit 710 have a flat plate shape and have a structure in which air passes in a direction approximately perpendicular to a principal surface having a flat plate shape and a first principal surface 730 that is a principal surface having a flat plate shape in the first heat dissipating unit 700 and a second principal surface 740 that is a principal surface having a flat plate shape in the second heat dissipating unit 710 are arranged so as to face to each other.
Nec Corporation

Method for upgrading virtualized network function and network function virtualization orchestrator

The present application provides a method for upgrading a virtualized network function and a network function virtualization orchestrator nfvo. The nfvo includes: a receiver, configured to receive an upgrade request message, the upgrade request message is configured to request the nfvo to upgrade a first software version corresponding to a first vnf to a second software version, the first software version corresponds to a first vnf instance, and the second software version corresponds to a second vnf instance; and a processor, configured to: instantiate the first vnf to obtain the second vnf instance; configure forwarding paths of service flows in an ns, so that a first service flow is forwarded to the first vnf instance and that a second service flow is forwarded to the second vnf instance; and terminate the first vnf instance if it is determined that the first vnf instance runs without loads within a preset time..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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.

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

Centralized management of mobile-assisted motor vehicle software upgrading and vehicle data analytics

In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the engine control unit (ecu), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof..
Airbiquity Inc.

Upgrading a physical security system having multiple server nodes

A physical security system that includes multiple server nodes may be upgraded by receiving an upgrade installation package from a client and propagating the installation package between at least two of the server nodes. One of the server nodes (“source server”) receives the installation package from the client and another of the server nodes (“requesting server”) requests and receives the installation package from the source server.
Avigilon Corporation

Automatic analysis apparatus

When a sample of biological origin in an aqueous solution is used as the measurement medium in analysis using an electrochemical process, and a voltage of +1.2 v or greater (with saturated silver-silver chloride electrode potential as a reference) is applied, there are instances in which bubbles are observed to be produced within the flow cell, due to an electrolysis reaction deriving from the measurement buffer. There is a possibility that bubbles produced on the electrode will cover the electrode surface, reducing the effective surface area of the electrode.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Process for degrading mannan-containing cellulosic materials

The present invention relates to processes comprising enzymatic degradation of mannan-containing cellulosic materials for producing a hydrolyzate. The invention also relates to processes of producing a fermentation product from mannan-containing cellulosic materials..
Novozymes A/s

Skin equivalent culture

Disclosed is a method of preparing a collagenous construct comprising (i) casting viable collagen-producing human dermal fibroblasts in a support matrix comprising fibrin onto a support material, (ii) incubating in situ said support matrix with said viable collagen-producing human dermal fibroblasts in a collagen-inducing medium thereby (a) inducing or enhancing collagen production by said viable collagen-producing human dermal fibroblasts to form a collagenous construct, and (b) degrading said fibrin, (iii) rendering said collagenous construct free of said viable collagen-producing human dermal fibroblasts, and (iv) cross-linking said collagenous construct with a chemical or exposure to ultraviolet light.. .
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

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

Controlling the operating state of a fault-tolerant computer system

A fault tolerant computer system having two virtual machines (vms), each running on a separate host device, is connected over a network to one or more i/o devices. The system operates to monitor the health of one or more operational characteristics associated with each vm, and in the event that the health of both virtual machines dictates that one or the other of the vms should be downgraded, but the system is not able to determine which vm should be downgraded and there is an imbalance in a monitored system operational characteristic, the system can defer downgrading one vm for a selected period of time during which the operational characteristic that is in imbalance is monitored.

Upgrading devices in a dispersed storage network

A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (dst) processing unit includes obtaining distributed storage and task network (dstn) address range information for each memory device of a set of memory devices associated with a storage unit targeted for an upgrade; obtaining a list of slice names associated with selected slices stored in each memory device of the storage unit; retrieving the selected slices associated with the list of slice names; generating an integrity check value for the selected slices; storing one or more of: the integrity check value, the selected slices, or the list of slice names as original integrity information in a memory; and enabling an upgrade sequence of the dst execution unit.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Peer-to-peer sharing of network resources

A first mobile device determines a second mobile device losing connectivity to a second network or a communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below a threshold value, the second mobile device assigned a role of sharing broker that brokers sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices via the second network, the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices participating in a sharing group. Responsive to the determination, the role of sharing broker is activated on the first mobile device..
University College Dublin

Methods and upgrading a plurality of databases

Methods and apparatus for upgrading a plurality of databases are disclosed. For example, a computer system may receive a first upgrade order associated with a first database.
Kcura Llc

Methods and upgrading a plurality of databases

Methods and apparatus for upgrading a plurality of databases are disclosed. For example, a computer system may receive a first upgrade order associated with a first database.
Kcura Llc

Method and device for making differential upgrade package, and for system differential upgrading

The embodiments of disclosure disclose a method for differential upgrading of a variable-partition system, which includes the following steps that: partition information is acquired from a differential upgrade package; data backup is performed to data of old partitions; partition re-division is performed on the old partitions to obtain new partitions according to the partition information, and the new partitions are formatted; the backed-up data is recovered into the new partitions; and differential upgrading is performed of the variable-partition system by virtue of the differential upgrade package. The embodiments of the disclosure also disclose a device for differential upgrading of the variable-partition system.
Zte Corporation

Methods and upgrading a plurality of databases

Methods and apparatus for upgrading a plurality of databases are disclosed. For example, a computer system may receive a first upgrade order associated with a first database.
Kcura Llc

Materials and methods for diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer

The invention relates to materials and methods for diagnosing liver tumor types, and assessing patient prognosis. Specifically, but not exclusively, the invention concerns the determination of marker protein which enable primary liver tumors to be identified and classified according to the latest who classification.
King's College Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust

Methods for degrading or converting cellulosic material

A method for degrading or converting a cellulosic material is provided, comprising (a) subjecting the cellulosic material to an enzyme composition at a mild agitation with low rotation speed; and (b) subjecting the cellulosic material to an enzyme composition at a sufficient agitation with high rotation speed. A method for producing a fermentation product is further provided, comprising (a) saccharifying the cellulosic material with an enzyme composition at a mild agitation with low rotation speed; (b) saccharifying the cellulosic material with an enzyme composition at a sufficient agitation with high rotation speed; and (c) fermenting the hydrolyzed cellulosic material with one or more fermenting microorganisms to produce the fermentation product..
Novozymes A/s

Bioprocessing ligno-cellulose into ethanol with recombinant clostridium

The present invention relates, inter alia, to recombinant gram-positive clostridia host cells for producing solvents, fuels and/or chemical intermediates, and preferably ethanol, from plant cell walls comprising: (a) at least one nucleic acid encoding a plant cell wall degrading enzyme, wherein the host cells produce and secrete the plant cell wall degrading enzyme, (b) at least one nucleic acid encoding an enzyme that converts pyruvate to acetaldehyde and at least one nucleic acid encoding an enzyme that converts acetaldehyde to ethanol wherein the host cell is capable of expressing said nucleic acid, and, (c) a mutation in at least one nucleic acid encoding for an enzyme in a metabolic pathway which produces a metabolite other than acetaldehyde from pyruvate or ethanol from acetaldehyde, such that the mutation results in a reduced production of the metabolite.. .
L'institut National Des Sciences Appliquées (insa)

Degradable reticulated foam particulates for use in forming highly conductive proppant packs

Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid, degradable reticulated foam particulates, and non-degradable proppant particulates; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation comprising at least one fracture therein; placing the degradable reticulated foam particulates and the non-degradable proppant particulates into the at least one fracture, so as to form a stabilized proppant pack therein; and degrading the degradable reticulated foam particulates, thereby forming a high porosity propped fracture.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Coated article having low-e coating with absorber layer(s)

A coated article is provided, having a coating supported by a glass substrate where the coating includes at least one color and/or reflectivity-adjusting absorber layer. The absorber layer(s) allows color tuning, and reduces the glass side reflection of the coated article and/or allows sheet resistance of the coating to be reduced without degrading glass side reflection.
Guardian Industries Corp.

Process for upgrading biomass derived products using liquid-liquid extraction

Disclosed is a process for the alteration of the ratio of the specific gravities of the oil and water phases resulting from the conversion of biomass to liquid products, the reduction of the conductivity and of metals of the product mixture, which each can aid in the removal of solids contained in the oil phase; and a liquid-liquid extraction method for partitioning desirable carbon containing compounds into the oil phase and undesirable carbon containing compounds into the water phase.. .
Inaeris Technologies, Llc

Cleaning composition with dissolvable packaging

A cleaning composition contained within a dissolvable package is provided. The package is formed at least partially of a water-soluble film material and the cleaning composition therein, which can be an organic composition, is formed without water to avoid degrading the package.
Wisys Technology Foundation, Inc.

Image processing apparatus and imaging apparatus

To allow re-producing, in another image processing apparatus, contents of image processing in an image processing apparatus, a provisional color grading apparatus 300 determines normalizing points (codevalues that serve as references for normalizing) of input image signals according to format information and normalizes the input image signals. The provisional color grading apparatus 300 records values (normalizing information) obtained by converting the normalizing points into numerical values independent of devices, in association with parameters of color grading..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Filter mounting methods and apparatus and related camera apparatus

Methods and apparatus, for mounting and using a filter over an image sensor are described as well as camera modules and apparatus incorporating the filter mount. Also described is a sensor and filter assembly which can be formed by combining the sensor, filter, filter mount, and a mounting board which can be shipped and integrated into a camera module and/or camera.
The Lightco Inc.

Full color visibility model using csf which varies spatially with local luminance

The present disclosure relate generally to image signal processing, color science and signal encoding. One claim recites an apparatus including: an input for obtaining color image data; memory for storing a luminance contrast sensitivity function (csf1) and a chrominance contrast sensitivity function (csf2); means for degrading data representing color image data with the csf1 and the csf2 to predict visibility changes attributable to encoding plural-bit information in the obtained color image data, in which the csf1 varies depending on luminance values associated with local regions of the color image data, in which said means for degrading data representing color image data yields results for different image areas within the color image data, and in which the csf1 is used for degrading luminance data and the csf2 is used for degrading chrominance data; and means for altering the color image data by encoding plural-bit information therein, in which signal embedding strength of the encoding within the different image areas varies based on the results.
Digimarc Corporation

Method for recycling used or discarded portable electric batteries

A method for upgrading used or rejected electric battery cells, which include upgradable compounds, such as iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and fixed and volatile carbon, and heavy metals and dangerous compounds. The used or rejected battery cells are introduced as a load into a furnace for melting metal, such as a cupola furnace, a free arc furnace, or an induction furnace.
Eco'ring

Method, portable terminal, in-vehicle terminal and system for vehicle positioning

The present invention provides a method, a portable terminal, an in-vehicle terminal and a system for vehicle positioning. The portable terminal is connected to an in-vehicle gps terminal.
Beijing Sunplus-ehue Tech Co., Ltd.

Method and monitoring port blockage for tdlas measurements in harsh environments

A method of monitoring blockage of a sight tube attached to a wall of a process chamber, the sight tube being operatively associated with a tdlas optical head with a window between the sight tube and the tdlas optical head. The method includes the steps of providing a photo sensor in the tdlas optical head, the photo sensor being positioned to receive light emitted by a light emitting process within the process chamber.
Zolo Technologies, Inc.

Secondary in situ pond ash dewatering and stabilization system and method

A system and method for in situ dewatering and stabilizing waste material deposits previously created from sluicing into a waste impoundment. The method includes access for installation of wells and grading for surface drainage and storm water control.
Blackrock Engineers, Inc.

Methods of processing aromatic compounds

A method of processing a solution comprising aromatic compounds. The method includes culturing a first microorganism in the solution for a time sufficient to reduce an amount of an aromatic compound and thereby generate a processed solution.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Reduction of lipase activity in product formulations

The invention relates a method for producing a stable recombinant protein, comprising growing a non-naturally occurring host cell in a culture medium to produce a recombinant protein, and making a composition comprising the recombinant protein and a polysorbate. The production of endogenous lipoprotein lipase by the host cell is reduced.
University Of Delaware

Production of upgraded petroleum by supercritical water

A method for upgrading a petroleum feedstock using a supercritical water petroleum upgrading system includes introducing the petroleum feedstock, water and an auxiliary feedstock. The method includes operating the system to combine the petroleum feedstock and the water to form a mixed petroleum feedstock and introducing separately and simultaneously into a lower portion of an upflowing supercritical water reactor.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company



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


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