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 Offsetting unwanted downlink interference signals in an uplink path in a distributed antenna system (das) patent thumbnailnew patent Offsetting unwanted downlink interference signals in an uplink path in a distributed antenna system (das)
Offsetting unwanted downlink interference signals in an uplink path in a distributed antenna system (das) is disclosed. In this regard, in one example, an interference signal offset circuit is provided in an rau to offset intermodulation products leaked from a downlink path to an uplink path.
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd.


 Offsetting unwanted downlink interference signals in an uplink path in a distributed antenna system (das) patent thumbnailnew patent Offsetting unwanted downlink interference signals in an uplink path in a distributed antenna system (das)
Offsetting unwanted downlink interference signals in an uplink path in a distributed antenna system (das) is disclosed. In this regard, in one example, an interference signal offset circuit is provided in an rau to offset interference products leaked from a downlink path to an uplink path.
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd.


 Method for manufacturing thin film patent thumbnailnew patent Method for manufacturing thin film
The present invention includes the steps of: preparing a substrate; preparing a raw material including organic silane having cxhy (here, 1≦x≦9, 4≦y≦20, y>2x) as a functional group; vaporizing the raw material; loading the substrate to the inside of a chamber; and supplying the vaporized raw material into the chamber. Accordingly, the present invention can manufacture a thin film without degrading the film quality even at low temperatures, and can more reliably and stably manufacture a device for which a low-temperature process is required..
Wonik Ips Co., Ltd.


 Peptide with quorum-sensing inhibitory activity, polynucleotide that encodes said peptide, and the uses thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Peptide with quorum-sensing inhibitory activity, polynucleotide that encodes said peptide, and the uses thereof
The invention relates to the cloning, sequencing and characterization of the gene responsible for quorum quenching (qq) activity against quorum sensing (qs) signals of the tenacibaculum sp. Strain 20j (cect7426).
FundaciÓn Pedro BarriÉ De La Maza, Conde De Fenosa


 Mortar mixture for thermal insulation and/or as fire protection and for universal applications, and       methods for the production and use thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Mortar mixture for thermal insulation and/or as fire protection and for universal applications, and methods for the production and use thereof
A mortar mixture for horizontal surfaces or as casting mortar in molds has at least 20% of the mortar mixture by volume being balls composed of expanded silica sand or expanded perlite with the balls being glazed and closed at the surface thereof and filled with air. The expanded perlite balls are mixed with binding agents, additives as binders, an air-void forming agent, chemical admixtures as liquefiers, quick-setting binders, or a combination thereof, and composed of polymers.
Adt Aero DÄmm Technik Gmbh


 Novel skin remodeling strategy patent thumbnailnew patent Novel skin remodeling strategy
The present invention relates to a method for identifying materials having an efficacy for improving collagen turnover in the skin. The invention also concerns a composition containing a combination of a collagen-degrading active and a collagen synthesis-stimulating active for enhancing skin remodeling..
Elc Management Llc


 Amorphous cathode material for battery device patent thumbnailAmorphous cathode material for battery device
A method of fabricating a multilayered thin film solid state battery device. The method steps include, but are not limited to, the forming of the following layers: substrate member, a barrier material, a first electrode material, a thickness of cathode material, an electrolyte, an anode material, and a second electrode material.
Sakti3, Inc.


 Plug for well drilling patent thumbnailPlug for well drilling
A plug for well drilling comprising a mandrel and members attached on an outer circumferential surface orthogonal to an axial direction of the mandrel. In such a plug for well drilling, at least the mandrel or one of the members is formed from a degradable material and a curvature radius of a bent portion thereof is from 0.5 to 50 mm.
Kureha Corporation


 High molecular weight pha-producing microbe and  producing high molecular weight pha using same patent thumbnailHigh molecular weight pha-producing microbe and producing high molecular weight pha using same
An object of the present invention is to provide a microorganism strain that accumulates a high molecular weight pha, and a pha production method using the microorganism. The present invention provides a method for producing a pha copolymer, which includes culturing a microorganism, wherein at least a portion of either of the following genes (a) and (b) of the microorganism has been altered by substitution, deletion, insertion, and/or addition to reduce or eliminate the activity of a pha degrading enzyme encoded by the gene: (a) a pha degrading enzyme gene encoding the amino acid sequence of seq id no:2 in the sequence listing; and (b) a gene encoding a polypeptide having at least 85% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of seq id no:2 in the sequence listing and having pha degrading enzyme activity..
Kaneka Corporation


 Upgrading paraffins to distillates and lube basestocks patent thumbnailUpgrading paraffins to distillates and lube basestocks
A process for converting paraffins, especially light paraffins, e.g. C3-c8 paraffins, to higher boiling range paraffinic liquid hydrocarbons comprises endothermically dehydrogenating the light paraffin combined with a thermally coupled, exothermic reaction such as olefin oligomerization to supply heat for the endothermic conversion..
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


High temperature resistant epoxy resins for producing hollow fiber membrane modules for high temperature gas separation applications


The present invention provided a high temperature resistant epoxy resins for producing hollow fiber membrane modules for high temperature gas separation applications such as for natural gas upgrading and hydrogen purifications. This invention also relates to a hollow fiber membrane module comprising a bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes and a tube sheet formed by a high temperature resistant cured epoxy resin that is used to fix and bound said bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes.
Uop Llc


Vision-based grading with automatic weight calibration


Method and apparatus for grading food items, such as shrimps and chicken parts, with an automatically calibrated imaging system. Singulated food items are individually imaged.
Laitram, L.l.c.


Methods and systems for detecting fake user interactions with a mobile device for improved malware protection


A computing device processor may be configured with processor-executable instructions to implement methods of detecting and responding to fake user interaction (ui) events. The processor may determine whether a user interaction event is a fake user interaction event by analyzing raw data generated by one or more hardware drivers in conjunction with user interaction event information generated or received by the high-level operating system.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Methods and systems for upgrading and installing application packages to an application platform


Systems and methods for installing and upgrading application packages to an application platform. Application packages may be uploaded to a directory by developing users (developers) for installation by subscribing users (subscribers).
Salesforce.com, Inc.


System and methodologies for visual relevancy-grading of a navigation map


An in-vehicle system and method for presenting a relevancy-graded navigation map to a driver of a vehicle. The relevancy-graded navigation deemphasizes map elements that are not relevant to driving the vehicle.
Audi Ag


Liquid crystal display device and manufacturing the same


A liquid crystal display device with few drop marks left during manufacture is provided without degrading the image-sticking characteristics of the liquid crystal display device or other characteristics fundamental to liquid crystal display devices, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, upper nematic phase temperature limit, and rotational viscosity (γ1), and a method for manufacturing such a liquid crystal display device is also provided. A liquid crystal display device 10 according to the present invention includes a first substrate 11, a second substrate 12, a liquid crystal composition layer 13 disposed therebetween, and vertical alignment layers 16 and 17 containing a polymer of a monofunctional reactive-group-containing polymerizable compound and a polyfunctional reactive-group-containing polymerizable compound..
Dic Corporation


Method for degrading biodegradable resin


An object of the present invention is to provide a method for efficiently degrading a biodegradable resin. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for degrading a biodegradable resin, the method comprising degrading the biodegradable resin in a buffer solution containing a biodegradable resin-degrading enzyme having an optimum ph of 7.5 or higher, wherein no anion derived from a buffer component is present on one side of an equilibrium equation of buffering of the buffer solution, and a ph of the buffer solution is adjusted within a ph range which gives conditions for shifting the equilibrium towards the side on which no anion is present.
Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.


Degradable hydrazone curing agents and applications thereof


This invention provides, among others, curing agents of formula ii, methods for preparing these curing agents, prepreg materials, degradable cross-linked polymers and reinforced composites made from these curing agents and epoxy resins, and methods for degrading and/or recycling the degradable polymers and reinforced composites.. .
Adesso Advanced Materials Wuxi Co., Ltd.


Multi-deck screening assembly


A multi-deck screening assembly includes a plurality of vertically-stacked downwardly-sloping screen decks, each with grading apertures through which under-sized material may pass, while over-sized material passes over a lower discharge end of each screen deck. The screen decks are mounted on a common frame, which is mounted on a chassis and provided with vibration device.
Cde Global Limited


Screening apparatus


A screening apparatus for grading particulate material includes a grading screen having apertures for water and/or undersize particles to pass through. The grading screen is supported on a frame mounted on a chassis via resilient linkages, and the grading screen being vibrated by a vibrating device that imparts circular or reciprocating motion to the grading screen.
Cde Global Limited


System and computation of relevance of an individual with a campaign in social media


A method and system determines relevance of a person in relation to a social media campaign using a communications system. A group of users can be determined based on a selection criteria.
International Business Machines Corporation


Method for upgrading a satellite antenna assembly having a subreflector and an associated satellite antenna assembly


A method for upgrading a dual-band antenna assembly to a tri-band antenna assembly is provided. The dual-band antenna system includes a main reflector, a strut assembly coupled to the main reflector defining an antenna feed receiving area spaced from the main reflector, and a subreflector carried by the strut assembly and also spaced from the main reflector.
Harris Corporation


Method for upgrading a satellite antenna assembly and an associated upgradable satellite antenna assembly


A method for upgrading a dual-band antenna assembly to a tri-band antenna assembly is provided. The dual-band antenna assembly includes a main reflector, and first and second antenna feeds arranged in a coaxial relationship and directed toward the main reflector.
Harris Corporation


Dual-bank telecommunication apparatus and upgrading firmware in dual-bank telecommunication apparatus


A method of upgrading firmware in a dual-bank telecommunication apparatus which includes first and second flash banks each configured to store a firmware image includes receiving, by the dual-bank telecommunication apparatus, an upgrade command from a server to download a new firmware image; deleting, by the dual-bank telecommunication apparatus, the firmware image from the first bank in response to the upgrade command, and downloading and writing the new firmware image into the first bank; and loading, by the dual-bank telecommunication apparatus, the new firmware image from the first bank, when a switchover command is received from the server.. .
Thomson Licensing


Method and determination of misalignment between device and vessel using acceleration/deceleration


The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for determining the misalignment between a device and a platform (such as for example a vessel or vehicle) using acceleration and/or deceleration of the platform, wherein the device can be strapped or non-strapped to the platform, wherein in case of non-strapped the mobility of the device may be constrained or unconstrained within the platform. In case of non-strapped, the device may be moved or tilted to any orientation within the platform and still provide a seamless navigation solution without degrading the performance of this navigation solution.
Invensense, Inc.


Burner and coal upgrading plant


Provided is a burner that includes: a tubular first outer cylinder (20); a diffuser (21) disposed inside the first outer cylinder (20) and having an inner circumferential surface, a diameter of which gradually increases in a first direction; a first gas nozzle (22) configured to feed a first gas to a radial outer region of the diffuser (21) in the first direction; a second gas nozzle (23) disposed adjacent to the first gas nozzle (22) in a circumferential direction of the first outer cylinder (20) and configured to feed a second gas to the radial outer region of the diffuser (21) in the first direction; and an ignition torch (24) configured to ignite at least one of the second gas and the first gas.. .
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


Gene expression profile breast tumour grading


We describe a method of assigning a grade to a breast tumour, which grade is indicative of the aggressiveness of the tumour, the method comprising detecting the expression of a gene selected from the genes set out in table d0 (6g-tags) or table d1 (sws classifier 0). We also describe methods of treating patients having a high aggressiveness tumour or a low aggressiveness tumour, by identifying the aggressiveness tumour by obtaining, from a sample of a histological grade 2 tumour isolated from the patient, gene expression data of brrn1, aurka, melk, prr11, cenpw and e2f1; assigning a grade to the tumour by applying a class prediction algorithm to the gene expression data, wherein a grade 3 tumour is classified as a high aggressiveness tumour and a grade 1 tumour is classified as a low aggressiveness tumour; and specifically treating the patient accordingly..
Agency For Science, Technology And Research


Solubilized enzyme and uses thereof


The present invention relates to mixtures comprising a polypeptide or a plurality of polypeptides having biomass-degrading activity that is solubilized from an inclusion body, and retaining biomass-degrading activity, and methods for producing and using the same. The invention described herein provides methods for increasing the yield of recombinant protein with biomass-degrading activity that can be isolated from host cells..
Xyleco, Inc.


Method for upgrading fluid catalytic carcking gasoline


A method for upgrading fluid catalytic cracking gasoline includes the following steps: cutting fluid catalytic cracking gasoline into light, medium, and heavy gasoline fractions; subjecting the medium gasoline fraction to an aromatization/hydroisomerization reaction in the presence of a catalyst to obtain a desulfurized medium gasoline fraction; and blending the light gasoline fraction, the desulfurized medium gasoline fraction and the heavy gasoline fraction to obtain upgraded gasoline; where, a cutting temperature of the light and the medium gasoline fractions is 35-60° c., and a cutting temperature of the medium and the heavy gasoline fractions is 70-160° c. The method according to the present invention not only can realize deep desulfurization of fluid catalytic cracking gasoline, but also can improve octane number significantly..
China University Of Petroleum-beijing


Adverse side-effects associated with administration of an anti-hyaluronan agent and methods for ameliorating or preventing the side-effects


Provided herein are methods for ameliorating an adverse effect of systemic administration of a peg hyaluronan degrading enzyme to a subject. The methods involve systemically administering a pegylated hyaluronan degrading enzyme, particularly a pegylated hyaluronidase, such as any of the animal or bacterial hyaluronidases, to the subject and administering an amount of a corticosteroid sufficient to ameliorate the adverse effect.
Halozyme, Inc.


Compositions for electric field grading


Compositions comprising ferrosoferric oxide dispersed in a polymer matrix. Such compositions may exhibit properties suitable for achieving both resistive field grading effects and capacitive field grading effects e.g.
3m Innovative Properties Company


Method and determination of misalignment between device and vessel using radius of rotation


The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for determining the misalignment between a device and a platform (such as for example a vessel or vehicle) using radius of rotation of the device, wherein mobility of the device may be constrained or unconstrained within the platform. The device may be moved or tilted to any orientation within the platform and still provide a seamless navigation solution without degrading the performance of this navigation solution.
Invensense, Inc.


Air filtration using manganese oxide


In various implementations, a filter may include a substrate and manganese oxide coupled to the substrate. The filter may at least remove particles and/or chemicals from a gaseous stream.
Lennox Industries Inc.


Macrocyclic insulin-degrading enzyme (ide) inhibitors and uses thereof


Macrocyclic compounds that specifically inhibit insulin degrading enzyme (ide) are provided. Pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, stereoisomers, polymorphs, tautomers, isotopically enriched forms, and prodrugs of the macrocyclic ide inhibitors are also described.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


Live partition mobility with shared persistent reservations


According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided. The method may include a computer registering a first instance of a logical partition on a source server with a logical unit and placing a first persistent reservation on the logical unit, wherein the first persistent reservation indicates that only the first instance of the logical partition can hold a reservation on the logical unit.
International Business Machines Corporation


Entire solar spectrum multiplying converting platform unit for an optimal light to electricity conversion


The invention relates to a high yield multistage light-to-electricity multiplying platform unit which is provided on its front face with a protection antireflection coating or layer (1) and with an upper electrode layer (5) characterized in that it comprises: an opto-phonic platform composed of a uv radiation light-to-light down converter (2) to a particular sub-band in the visible radiation domain, a harvesting diffractive grading component (3) including an electronic passivation layer (4) and with light splitting means and one or more sub-band light into narrowed sub-band light concentration converter(s), a ir radiation up conversion dedicated light converter, a converting multiplying platform made of several optimal for each narrowed and concentrated sub-band light-to-electricity multiplying converters. A digital optical light management layer on the top, collects, filters, splits and concentrates sunlight into sub-bands and to project them onto dedicated light-to-electricity preferentially all-silicon converters with low-energy multiplication capacity.
Segton Adt Sas


Computerized technical authentication and grading system for collectible objects


The disclosure described herein is directed to a computerized system and method of grading and authenticating collectibles utilizing digital imaging devices and processes to provide an objective, standardized, consistent high-resolution grading of collectible objects, such as but not limited to sport and non-sport trading cards. The disclosure eliminates the subjectivity present in the human grading process and overcomes the inherent limitations of the human eye..

Upgrading a secure boot policy on a virtual machine


A facility for booting a virtual machine hosted on a host is described. In one example facility, the facility boots the virtual machine in accordance with a policy instance associated with the virtual machine.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Systems & methods for providing variable data printing (vdp) using dynamic font downgrading


Apparatus and methods for providing downgraded fonts for vdp printing application are described. A server system may be configured to generate and/or select a set of downgraded rasterized fonts for delivery to a client system in order to provide limited client-side wysiwig display functionality using the downgraded fonts.
Pti Marketing Technologies,inc.


Automatic detergent dishwashing composition


An automatic dishwashing detergent composition in unit dose form wherein the composition comprises at least about 0.2 mg of active starch degrading enzyme per gram of composition and wherein the weight of the composition is less than about 25 grams.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


Method and system for producing gluten-free oats


A method and system for removing foreign grains from oat grains to establish gluten-free oats, i.e., oat grains having gluten levels below 20 ppm and, more preferably, below 10 ppm, relies upon performing various mechanical differentiation operations on a combination of grains, including oats and foreign, or gluten containing, grains. The mechanical differentiation operations can be arranged in series or in a combination of series and parallel operations.
General Mills, Inc.


Process of microbic biotechnology for completely degrading gluten in flours


The present invention concerns the use of lactic acid bacteria selected and fungal enzymes for the gluten complete degradation from both bread and durum wheat, barley, rye and oat flour. In particular, the invention concerns the use of lactic acid bacteria selected and fungal enzymes for the gluten complete degradation (residual gluten concentration lower than 20 ppm) of cereal flours, which after detoxification can be used according to a standardized biotechnological protocol for the production of various gluten-free foods..
Giuliani S.p.a.


Atrazine-degrading bacterium and uisng the same for soil and plant remediation


The bacterium arthrobacter ureafaciens liulou 1 (cgmcc 9667) possesses a unique combination of high atrazine-degrading activity, a capability of colonizing plant roots after seed inoculation and traits of a plant growth promoting bacterium. Also disclosed is a method of a.
Biotechnology Center Of Shandong Academy Of Sciences


Methods and upgrading set top box devices without the loss of stored content


Methods and apparatus for smoothly and efficiently upgrading set top boxes, e.g., personal video recorders, which have customer selected content stored thereon are described. The described methods allow content stored on a set top box to be uploaded to a network storage device, e.g., automatically at a predetermined time prior to a scheduled upgrade, or in some cases, via manual control of the set top box to be upgraded.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


Leakoff mitigation treatment utilizing self degrading materials prior to re-fracture treatment


A method of treating a subterranean formation includes combining self-degrading particles with a carrier fluid, placing the self-degrading particles and the carrier fluid into a zone in a formation, said zone comprising fractures, allowing the self-degrading materials to penetrate and plug off the connection to existing fractures and to bridge off fracture propagation near the wellbore, and initiating a re-fracture treatment comprising re-fracture fluids and proppant materials prior to the degradation of the self-degrading particles.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Viscosity reduction of heavy oils by cashew nut shell liquid formulations


The present disclosure provides compositions and methods of use of cashew nut shell liquid (cnsl) and its derivatives as one of the components for decreasing the viscosity of heavy oils, extra heavy oils, high asphaltene natural bitumen, and tar sands (i.e., heavy oils). The decrease in viscosity of heavy oils increases the ability of the heavy oil mixture to be piped, transported, stored and used.
Ethical Solutions, Llc


Forced gas recirculation in later stage refining processes and reactors


In later stage hydrocarbon fuel refining processes involving cracking reactions for upgrading hydrocarbon containing feeds into liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon fuels, the ration of liquid to gaseous recovery is advantageously increased by forced recirculation of non-condensing gas into cracking reaction.. .
Synpet Teknoloji Gelistirme A.s.


Seat


A seat configured so that the accuracy of detection of each sensor provided in the seat to detect the body potential of a seated occupant can be improved without degrading the sense and comfort of the seat. A seat includes a trim cover having a contact surface for a seated occupant, and sensors arranged opposite to the contact surface and configured to detect the body potential of the seated occupant.
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.


Agent for removing malodor from painting booth, and removing malodor


An agent for removing malodor from a painting booth includes a volatile organic compound (voc) degrading microorganism and a volatile fatty acid (vfa) degrading microorganism. The voc degrading microorganism is configured to degrade voc.
Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation


Distributed load management on network devices


This disclosure relates to a system and method for dynamically managing load on network devices in a distributed manner. As the proliferation of data rich content and increasingly more capable mobile devices has continued, the amount of data communicated over mobile operator's networks has exponentially increased.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes


A genetically modified organism comprising: at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid isolated from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and encoding a polypeptide involved in at least partially degrading, cleaving, transporting, metabolizing, or removing polysaccharides, cellulose, lignocellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, starch, sugars, sugar oligomers, carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, chitin, heteroxylans, glycosides, xylan-, glucan-, galactan-, or mannan-decorating groups; and at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide involved in fermenting sugar molecules to a product. Additionally, enzymatic and/or proteinaceous extracts may be isolated from one or more genetically modified organisms.
Battelle Energy Alliance, Llc


Movement based fitness and fitness product management


Raw motion data generated by sensors affixed to a user performing exercises or poses in response to perceiving content annotated with a motion track and presented to the user, the motion track generated using a posture dictionary is collected. The exercises or poses are determined from the raw motion data using the posture dictionary.
Asensei, Inc.


Method of manufacturing semiconductor device


A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a front surface and a back surface; forming a transition metal layer in a surface of the semiconductor substrate; and exposing the semiconductor substrate having the transition metal layer formed thereon to a hydrogen plasma atmosphere formed by microwaves, to cause the transition metal layer to generate heat, thus, during the exposure of the semiconductor substrate, a portion of the semiconductor substrate contacting the transition metal layer is heated by a transfer of heat from the transition metal layer and, at an interface of the transition metal layer and the semiconductor substrate, an ohmic contact is formed by reaction of the transition metal layer and the semiconductor substrate, such as to form a transition metal silicide when the semiconductor substrate is silicon carbide. The ohmic contact provides a lower contact resistivity and device properties can be prevented from degrading..

Data processing for upgrading medical equipment


A method for upgrading medical equipment is disclosed. The method may include: according to a first target upgrading identification in a software upgrading package, determining a first target equipment number corresponding to the first target upgrading identification.

Upgradable firmware system


The aspects of the present disclosure provide an upgradable firmware system and a method of adjusting or upgrading firmware through an upgradable firmware system within a vehicle cockpit. The upgradable firmware system may include a plug & play interface designed to interface with the vehicle cockpit.

Methods for enhanced grading of mint quality coins


Grade enhancement of mint grade and proof-like coins is disclosed based on a determination of an indication that the coin was a “first strike” coin. First strike is defined by the first 10% or less of coins struck by the same die and may be determined by the location of a physical attribute of the coin present in at most 10% of similar coins struck by the same die.

Tailored oils produced from recombinant oleaginous microorganisms


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

Tailored oils produced from recombinant heterotrophic microorganisms


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

Use of thermophilic nucleases for degrading nucleic acids


The present invention relates to the use of a thermophilic nuclease for degrading nucleic acids in vivo and/or in situ, wherein the thermophilic nuclease is heterologous to the host cell and is produced by the host rather than being added exogenously. The present invention further relates to a genetically modified cell which was produced according to the above method.

Method for preparing hydrogen-rich gas by gasification of solid organic substance and steam


The present disclosure provides a method for preparing hydrogen-rich gas by solid organics. For example, solid organic raw materials are heated in a pyrolysis reaction device to perform pyrolysis reaction, and gaseous product generated from the pyrolysis reaction performs gasification with steam in a moving bed gasification reaction device to generate hydrogen-rich product.

Asphalt upgrading without oxidation


Disclosed are asphalts that are suitable for making shingles and other roofing material, i.e., coating asphalts, from harder paving asphalts, without oxidation of the paving asphalts. This is achieved by using various additives, including polyethylene waxes, low density and high density polyethylene materials, hard paraffin polyethylene, sasol waxes, that are made using the fischer-tropsch process, and thermoplastic polyolefins that reduce brittleness at cold temperatures..

Fungi-bacteria composite microecologics and methods for preparing and using the same


A fungi-bacteria composite microecologies, including: ester-degrading fungi including trichoderma sp. Lw-1 which has been deposited in china center for type culture collection (cctcc) with an accession number: cctcc no.

Communication users predictive product


The system of the present invention allows a user to select one or multiple satcom radio and antenna equipment types, select their current location(s) or a route and select the uhf satcom satellite for a multi-user communication network or architecture. The system presents an assessment of the level of performance of the selected system equipment and provides a capability to assess the impact of degrading factors, such as man-made interference (jamming) and natural phenomena (e.g.

Student assessment grading engine


A system for scoring an assessment may include a computing device having an image capture device and an image recognition engine, and a computer-readable storage medium. The storage medium may have one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the computing device to capture an image of a completed assessment, cause the computing device to, for each question, parse the image to identify the question and the handwritten response, determine a correct answer to the question, perform an image recognition analysis on the assessment to determine a confidence value, determine a question score for the question based on the determined confidence value and a point value associated with the correct answer, and determine a total score for the assessment.

Providing features in a database system environment


A system and method for providing features in a database system. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a user, a request for a feature, where the feature is a functionality of the database system.

App store update notification and warning system


A system for maintaining and upgrading hardware device functioning provides processes to select and install updates for software (e.g., applications or apps) on the hardware device. A notification system provides information for discretion and control over the selection of software updates to be applied to consumer mobile devices according to the particular characteristics of the device, e.g., the model of device, the specific operating system of the device, and software applications installed on the device.

Method and apparatus of detecting states of battery


A method and apparatus of detecting the states of a battery involve passing test-oriented charging and discharging pulse pair to a battery under test, and retrieving parameters of the battery, such as voltage, current, and temperature, which respond to the charging and discharging pulse pair, so as to estimate the battery states. The battery states include information pertaining to open-circuit voltage, internal resistance, capacitance, state of charge, and state of health of the battery.

Method for upgrading in situ heavy oil


A method is provided for producing upgraded heavy oil from a subterranean reservoir by producing a steam chamber within the reservoir by the action of steam and flowing a liquid phase additive into a near wellbore region of the steam chamber to control asphaltenes mobility within the near wellbore region. Build-up of asphaltenes, which derive from the heavy oil, in the near wellbore region has the potential of affecting heavy oil production rates from the reservoir.

Upgrading biofuel crude oils with solid sorbents for petroleum refinery processing


The invention relates to removing contaminants from oil using solid sorbents that are comprised primarily of carbon and preferably of coke particles. The coke particles have an affinity for contaminants in oil and are sized to be filtered from oil without plugging.

Article carrier apparatus


The present subject matter relates to article carriers for use in grading apparatus and in particular, but not exclusively, for use in grading fruit. The present subject matter provides an article carrying apparatus comprising a plurality of carrier lanes each for receiving and conveying a number of articles; one or more diverters arranged to control the distribution of received articles into the lanes; a sensor arranged to determine a capacity use parameter for each lane; and a controller arranged to control the position of each diverter dependent on a difference between combined determined capacity use parameters and combined target capacity use parameters for lanes to one side of said diverter..

Methods, formulations, and kits for bacterial degradation


Methodologies, formulations, and kits suitable for decontaminating environments containing bacterial spores by degrading the spores. Formulations contain papain, at least one germinant, and optionally one or more additional enzymes.

Mechanism 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.


Mathematical 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


Systems and methods for insulating a pipe


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


Engineered 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.


Method 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.. .

Upgrading 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


Upgrading 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


Method 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.


Methods 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.


Seamless 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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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..

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.


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.

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..

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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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




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


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