|| List of recent Grading-related patents
|Adaptive observation of behavioral features on a mobile device|
Methods, devices and systems for detecting suspicious or performance-degrading mobile device behaviors intelligently, dynamically, and/or adaptively determine computing device behaviors that are to be observed, the number of behaviors that are to be observed, and the level of detail or granularity at which the mobile device behaviors are to be observed. The various aspects efficiently identify suspicious or performance-degrading mobile device behaviors without requiring an excessive amount of processing, memory, or energy resources..
|Quantified injury diagnostics|
A new and/or novel image analysis technique for quantitative assessment of motion-based testing for injury in a patient using universally available and affordable devices and techniques is provided and disclosed. A video of a test being performed can be processed to track the motion of markers and/or bodily landmarks in two or more dimensions to quantitatively describe motion, thereby removing the subjective aspects typically associated with motion-based testing.
|Process stream upgrading|
The invention generally relates to processes for upgrading a process stream, such as those containing c2+ olefin and one or more acidic gases, to equipment useful in such processes, and to upgraded process streams.. .
|Glucomannan scaffolding for three-dimensional tissue culture and engineering|
The present invention provides a neutralized glucomannan scaffold capable of promoting cell growth and suitable for three-dimensional tissue culture and engineering. The present invention also provides methods for making and degrading the neutralized glucomannan scaffold.
The present invention relates to a method for degrading host cell nucleic acids associated with a virus or a viral antigen thereof produced by cell culture, the method comprising at least two steps of nucleic acids degradation with a compound selected from i) an endonuclease and ii) a dna alkylating agent.. .
|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..
|Grading device and method of remote teaching|
A grading device used for grading a remotely-taught lesson includes a table generating module, a detecting module, a timing module, and a grading module. The table generating module generates a relationship table.
|Method of designing a heavy crude oil treatment device|
Disclosed here are methods of determining the mass design of the resonating bar and the reaction chamber in a sonar reactor of use in upgrading heavy oil feedstocks (hofs).. .
|Method and system for integrated radiological and pathological information for diagnosis, therapy selection, and monitoring|
A method and system for integrating radiological and pathological information for cancer diagnosis, therapy selection, and monitoring is disclosed. A radiological image of a patient, such as a magnetic resonance (mr), computed tomography (ct), positron emission tomography (pet), or ultrasound image, is received.
|Apparatus and method for monitoring the structural integrity of a pipeline|
An inspection apparatus (100) for monitoring the structural integrity of a pipeline (101) comprising a central electromagnetic device (102) suitable for generating a magnetic field (106); a pair of magnetic conveyors (103′, 103″) connected to the central electromagnetic device (102) suitable for conveying the magnetic field (106) to the wall of the pipeline (101); a system of sensors (104) for revealing the magnetic field (106) conveyed on the pipeline (101); electric means (105) for feeding the inspection apparatus (100) and acquiring and storing data relating to the magnetic field (106) revealed; wherein said central electromagnetic device (102) is divided into various ferromagnetic elements (107) held together by a casing (109) made of polymeric material suitable for degrading after prolonged contact with a mixture of hydrocarbons. Method wherein an inspection apparatus according to the present invention is used for monitoring the structural integrity of a pipeline (101)..
|Upgrading platform using alkali metals|
A method for removing sulfur, nitrogen or metals from an oil feedstock. The method involves reacting the oil feedstock with an alkali metal and a radical capping substance.
|Method and apparatus for upgrading a plug-in based on an instant messaging application|
A method and an apparatus for upgrading a plug-in based on an im application. The method includes obtaining basic elements of an im application with a version called by a plug-in to be upgraded to the im application.
|Apparatus and method for upgrading firmware of mobile terminal|
A method for upgrading firmware of a mobile terminal includes dividing a first firmware into a plurality of first firmware sections, storing a copy of at least one of the first firmware sections in the mobile terminal, loading a second firmware divided into a plurality of second firmware sections, determining whether at least one of the second firmware sections has incurred an error, loading the stored copy of the first firmware section corresponding to the second firmware section if the second firmware section is determined to have incurred an error, and executing the first firmware section or the second firmware section for executing at least one of a kernel and an operating system of the mobile terminal. The method further includes replacing at least one of the second firmware sections having an error with a corresponding replacement second firmware section if an error is determined to have occurred..
|Interpretable sparse high-order boltzmann machines|
A method for performing structured learning for high-dimensional discrete graphical models includes estimating a high-order interaction neighborhood structure of each visible unit or a markov blanket of each unit; once a high-order interaction neighborhood structure of each visible unit is identified, adding corresponding energy functions with respect to the high-order interaction of that unit into an energy function of high-order bm (hbm); and applying maximum-likelihood estimation updates to learn the weights associated with the identified high-order energy functions. The system can effectively identify meaningful high-order interactions between input features for system output prediction, especially for early cancer diagnosis, biomarker discovery, sentiment analysis, automatic essay grading, natural language processing, text summarization, document visualization, and many other data exploration problems in big data..
|System and method for providing extra lines of credit|
A system and method for upgrading existing credit cards with additional lines of credit is disclosed. Credit information associated with customers holding credit cards issued by a credit card issuer are analyzed to determine a level of risk associated with each customer.
|Optimized catalyst for biomass pyrolysis|
An optimized catalyst system is disclosed for the pyrolysis of solid biomass material. The catalyst system is also suitable in upgrading reactions for biocrude.
|System for gasifying waste, method for gasifying waste|
The invention provides a system for reducing the volume of bulk material, comprising a transportable container; a single chamber adapted to receive said transportable container; a means for establishing a plurality of controlled atmospheres within said chamber; a plurality of electrically-charged heating elements capable of heating said chamber to at least 1200 f; and an waste heat generator in fluid communication with the chamber. A method for simultaneously thermally degrading different waste differently in a single chamber, comprising filling each container within a plurality of containers with preselected waste and placing each container within the chamber at preselected positions; establishing a controlled atmosphere within the chamber and applying heat to the waste for a time and at a temperature sufficient to gasify the waste; collecting thermal degradation data during gasification; and applying the collected data to an algorithm to adjust the temperature and oxygen concentrations for each preselected position..
|Process for upgrading a high endpoint gas oil containing high concentrations of thiophenes and nitrogen and providing for a reduced hydrogen consumption rate.|
A process and catalyst that provides for the upgrading of a high endpoint gas oil feedstock that contains significant concentrations of organic sulfur compound and organic nitrogen compounds. Included among the sulfur compounds are the dimethyl-dibenzothiophenes and derivative thereof.
|Method and system for upgrading software|
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a system for upgrading software. The method includes: a client reports a software upgrade request to a server, wherein the upgrade request carries file information of the local software to be upgraded; the server determines the difference with the latest version software according to the file information of the software to be upgraded in the upgrade request, and generates upgrade instruction information according to the difference and sends it to the client; the client downloads and updates the relevant files and performs the relevant local upgrade operations according to the instructions in received upgrade instruction information.
|Update management for a distributed computing system|
In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package.
|Method for automatic extraction of design from standard source code|
A system and method for automatic code-design and file/database-design association. Existing source code is analyzed for process and control elements.
|Systems and methods for facilitating upgrading of previously sold products|
In accordance with at least some embodiments, systems and methods provide for storing an indication of an initial purchase of a first new product from a supplier and by an initial purchaser and facilitating a provision to the initial purchaser of the second product by the supplier and a return of the pre-owned product from the initial purchaser to the supplier.. .
There is a need to provide a collagen powder having desirable product characteristics, such as high fluid absorption capacity, while also having processing characteristics that allow commercial manufacturing and handling of the collagen powder. The present invention relates to a collagen powder, a method of manufacture thereof, and uses thereof.
|Process for degrading a biofilm on surfaces of objects|
Optionally followed by further purification steps, such as ion-exchange chromatography and/or concentration.. .
|Dictionary learning device, pattern matching apparatus, method for learning dictionary and storage medium|
A dictionary learning device 1 includes a score calculation unit (score calculation means) 2 and a learning unit (learning means) 3. The score calculation unit 2 calculates a matching score representing a similarity-degree between a sample pattern, which is a sample of a pattern which is likely to be subjected to a pattern matching processing, and a degradation pattern resulting from a degrading processing on the sample pattern.
|System and method for 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.
|Assessing cryptographic entropy|
Systems, methods, software, and combinations thereof for evaluating entropy in a cryptography system are described. In some aspects, sample values are produced by an entropy source system.
|Enhanced updating of control mechanisms|
The invention provides for an upgrading of equipment without the potential problems in replacing the existing system. A relay mechanism is interposed between the existing remote sensor and the existing controller, and between the existing controller and the existing remote operational mechanism.
|Slurry oil upgrading while preserving aromatic content|
Methods relating to methods for producing a needle coke precursor from slurry oil having low levels of nitrogen and sulfur. Nitrogen-containing compounds are removed by chromatography, followed by hydrotreating at relatively mild conditions that focus on the more easily-removed sulfur-containing compounds while largely preserving aromatic content of the slurry oil.
|Adsorbent having utility for co2 capture from gas mixtures|
A carbon pyrolyzate adsorbent is described that is selective for carbon dioxide in contact with gas mixtures including carbon dioxide and methane. The adsorbent has a carbon dioxide adsorbent capacity at 1 bar pressure of greater than 50 cm3 carbon dioxide per gram of adsorbent at 273k, a methane adsorption capacity at 1 bar pressure of less than 35 cm3 methane per gram of adsorbent at 21° c., and a bulk density of greater than 0.55 gram per cubic centimeter of volume.
|Xylanases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them|
The invention relates to enzymes having xylanase, mannanase and/or glucanase activity, e.g., catalyzing hydrolysis of internal β-1,4-xylosidic linkages or endo-β-1,4-glucanase linkages; and/or degrading a linear polysaccharide beta-1,4-xylan into xylose. Thus, the invention provides methods and processes for breaking down hemicellulose, which is a major component of the cell wall of plants, including methods and processes for hydrolyzing hemicelluloses in any plant or wood or wood product, wood waste, paper pulp, paper product or paper waste or byproduct.
|Method for extracting brown algae polysaccharide via microwave chemical process|
This invention relates to an extraction process of brown algae polysaccharides in a field of pharmaceutical chemistry. This invention particularly discloses a process of extracting brown algae polysaccharides based on a microwave chemistry method and brown algae polysaccharides obtained by said process.
|Bio-based and biodegradable polymer|
Bio-based and biodegradable polymer of the type used in the manufacture of films and injected or moulded products, for example, for applications of containers, bags, healthcare products and films for agriculture or other applications in which the biodegrading characteristic is of interest, has a biodegradable polymer, thermoplastic starch in the co-continuous or continuous phase and at least one polymer that comes from a stable dispersion of the polymer in water or latex. This increases the thermoplastic starch content and thus decreases the biodegradable polymer and obtains films of a greater width by blow extrusion, with similar tensile properties.
|Fungal cells and fermentation processes|
The present invention provides an isolated fungal cell that is capable of producing one or more biomass-degrading enzymes and that exhibits increased or decreased expression or copy number of a polynucleotide encoding a ptab-like protein. Also provided is a fermentation processes for producing one or more biomass-degrading enzymes comprising a fungal cells exhibiting increased or decreased expression or copy number of a polynucleotide encoding a ptab-like protein.
|Method of detecting lithium-ion cell damage via vapor detection|
The present invention teaches providing a sensor capable of detecting organic vapors in close proximity to the li-ion battery, these organic vapors being reliable indicators of battery troubles before the battery troubles even manifest themselves. The sensor may initiate (actuate) various responses such as alarm indicators of various types, changing the mode of usage of the battery or even taking the battery off-line.
|Methods and apparatuses for roll-on coating|
Coating rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to substrates for depositing a thin coating layer on the flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. The liquid media is cooled to a life-preserving temperature while shielded from the thermal energy heating the substrates to prevent degrading the liquid media.
|Method of recycling hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid effluent|
A method of recycling mixtures of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid. In particular, a method of recycling hydrofluoric acid and boron fluoride mixtures.
|Method for determining an ophthalmic lens|
The invention relates to a method for determining an ophthalmic lens wherein: a first and a second reference axes (Γ1, Γ2) are determined, the first reference axis being set to a value comprised between [γτ−20°, γτ+20°] with γτ being the mean axis of astigmatism over a first temporal portion (portion 1), and the second reference axis being set to a value comprised between [yn−20°, yn+20°] with yn being the mean axis of astigmatism over a second nasal portion (portion 2); a combined reference axis (Γ) is determined as a linear combination of the first and second reference axes; over the first portion, the sphere value along the combined reference axis is superior to the sphere value along a perpendicular axis to the combined reference axis (formula i); and over the second portion, the sphere value along the combined reference axis is superior to the sphere value along a perpendicular axis to the combined reference axis (formula i). The method enables an improved distortion without degrading the performance in term of correction of the optical power defect and optical residual astigmatism.
A light-emitting device in which electrical characteristics of a transistor in a pixel can be monitored without degrading display quality is provided. The light-emitting device includes a plurality of pixels each comprising a pixel circuit.
|Process and system for dry coal separation by coal gangue removal|
The process for coal separation includes two steps of size grading and oversize raw coal separating. A size range is obtained through size grading, then the obtained raw coal is separated by a sensor system, and coal briquettes with high impurity contents are blown into an impurity chamber through high-speed compressed air, thus improving the separating accuracy and efficiency.
|Methods for upgrading of contaminated hydrocarbon streams|
A method of upgrading a heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed by removing heteroatom contaminants is disclosed. The method includes contacting the heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed with an oxidant to oxidize the heteroatoms, contacting the oxidized-heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed with caustic and a selectivity promoter, and removing the heteroatom contaminants from the heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed.
|Device for upgrading solid organic materials|
A device for upgrading a solid organic material into a resulting product comprises a reactor with an organic material inlet, and a flue gas inlet adapted to introduce flue gas into the reactor, an input driver adapted to continuously transfer the solid organic material to the organic material inlet, an output driver adapted to continuously transfer the solid organic material out of the reactor, a gas flow element operatively connected to the flue gas inlet permitting flue gas to mix with the solid organic material but restricting flow of the solid organic material away from the flue gas inlet, and a rapid cooling device operatively connected to the output driver and adapted to apply a heat transfer liquid directly onto the solid organic material and thereby form the resulting product.. .
|Mobile solution for venues and teams to increase their seat revenue|
The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for selling seat upgrade capabilities, upgrading fan experience capabilities, connecting fan engagement activities provided by venues with the fans capabilities, and other services in an event or venue using an application or mobile browser. In an embodiment, during an event, a mobile upgrade and fan engagement system receives login information from a mobile device, retrieves account information based on the login information, receives information of a first purchased ticket, receives one or more upgrade selections from the mobile device, determines availability of one or more upgrades, displays the availability of one or more upgrades at the mobile device, receives one or more upgrade purchases based on availability, from the mobile device, completes payment for the one or more upgrade purchases, displays one or more upgrade electronic tickets at the mobile device, and releases the first purchased ticket for sale..
|Operation data collection device for construction machines|
Provided is an operation data collection device for construction machines that is capable of efficiently collecting operation data indicative of impending failure of a construction machine by reducing the amount of information to be collected and stored without degrading the quality of information used for maintenance. The device receives operation data containing values measured by a plurality of sensors, a value indicating the operating status and an operation data storage section.
|Process for the conversion of feeds obtained from renewable resources using a catalyst comprising a nu-10 zeolite and a silica-alumina|
The invention concerns a process for the conversion of a paraffinic feed produced from renewable resources, to the exclusion of paraffinic feeds obtained by a process employing a step for upgrading by the fischer-tropsch pathway, said process employing a catalyst comprising at least one hydrodehydrogenating metal, used alone or as a mixture, and a support comprising at least one nu-10 zeolite and at least one silica-alumina, said process being carried out at a temperature in the range 150° c. To 500° c., at a pressure in the range 0.1 mpa to 15 mpa, at an hourly space velocity in the range 0.1 to 10 h−1 and in the presence of a total quantity of hydrogen mixed with the feed such that the hydrogen/feed ratio is in the range 70 to 2000 nm3/m3 of feed..
|Methods of upgrading biooil to transportation grade hydrocarbon fuels|
The present invention relates to the field of biomass derived fuels. It further relates to thermochemical production of liquids (biooils) from biomass.
|Cross-linked polymer matrices, and methods of making and using same|
Functionalized chondroitin sulfate, cross-linked polymer matrices comprising functionalized chondroitin sulfate, and methods of making and using the same are provided. Such polymer matrices may be used for tissue engineering, reconstructing cartilage, and the like.
|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.
Provided is a connector which can facilitate tuning of frequency of pulsation to be reduced and prevent sealing performance from degrading when a piston moves. A pulsation reducing member adopts a structure in which the piston moves in a cylinder.
|Method for establishing a strategy for cutting out a flat screen|
The invention relates to a method for establishing a strategy for cutting out a flat screen (10) including an exposed panel (12) and a frame (11), with a view to upgrading at least a portion of the components thereof, comprising the steps of: determining (110) the dimensions of the exposed panel and the outer dimensions of the screen at least in the plane of the exposed panel; defining (120) the three-dimensional position of the screen in a three-dimensional frame of reference space; defining (130), in the frame of reference, at least one reference line (ref) that is parallel to one of the edges of the frame; and defining (140) at least one cutting line (cut) of the frame, from which the distance (dc) to the reference line is constant and predetermined.. .
|Information management system for grading and distributing information|
An automated program that is implemented by a data processing computer is provided with one or more attributes that applies to each asset to be routed for application of governance and business rules and then disseminated. An attribute can be supplied by the innovator, a consultant, or by the consumer.
|Integration of residue hydrocracking and hydrotreating|
A process for upgrading residuum hydrocarbons is disclosed. The process may include: contacting a residuum hydrocarbon fraction and hydrogen with a first hydroconversion catalyst in a first ebullated bed hydroconversion reactor system; recovering a first effluent from the first ebullated bed hydroconversion reactor system; solvent deasphalting a vacuum residuum fraction to produce a deasphalted oil fraction and an asphalt fraction; contacting the deasphalted oil fraction and hydrogen with a second hydroconversion catalyst in a second hydroconversion reactor system; recovering a second effluent from the second hydroconversion reactor system; and fractionating the first effluent from the first ebullated bed hydroconversion reactor system and the second effluent from the second hydroconversion reactor system to recover one or more hydrocarbon fractions and the vacuum residuum fraction in a common fractionation system..
|Process for producing distillate fuels and anode grade coke from vacuum resid|
A process for upgrading residuum hydrocarbon feedstocks that may include: contacting a residuum hydrocarbon and hydrogen with a hydroconversion catalyst in a residuum hydroconversion reactor system; recovering an effluent from the residuum hydroconversion reactor system; separating the effluent to recover two or more hydrocarbon fractions including at least a vacuum residuum fraction and a heavy vacuum gas oil fraction; combining at least a portion of the heavy vacuum gas oil fraction and at least a portion of the vacuum residuum fraction to form a mixed heavy hydrocarbon fraction; feeding at least a portion of the mixed heavy hydrocarbon fraction to a coker; operating the coker at conditions to produce anode grade green coke and distillate hydrocarbons; recovering the distillate hydrocarbons from the coker; fractionating the distillate hydrocarbons to recover hydrocarbon fractions including a light distillates fraction, a heavy coker gas oil fraction, and a coker recycle fraction.. .
|Reactive scrubbing for upgrading product value, simplifying process operation and product handling|
A method for removing formaldehyde from a blend of partially oxygenated hydrocarbons is provided. The method including a step of reacting a hydrocarbon-containing gas with an oxygen-containing gas in a reaction vessel to form first product blend.
|Base oil blend upgrading process with a group ii base oil to yield improved mini-rotary viscometer results|
A process for improving mrv performance and decreasing wax crystallization in a lubricating oil, comprising: replacing between about 5 to 60 wt % of a base oil or base oil blend with between about 5 to 60 wt % of a group ii base oil. A resultant multigrade engine oil affords a mini-rotary viscosity (mrv) at −30° c.
|Label information degrader|
A label information degrader for substantially and permanently degrading the legibility of label information on a label attached to a container, said label information degrader including an abrasion component positioned to contact the label of the container during use, an abrasion cleaning component, a powered drive component that rotates the abrasion component and may rotate the abrasion cleaning component, a housing component that positions and provides direct or indirect structural support to the device components, and one or more user protection components, designed to avoid unintended user contact or injury from the label information degrader.. .
|Hydrolysis of cellulosic fines in primary clarified sludge of paper mills and the addition of a surfactant to increase the yield|
A method for processing a stream of cellulosic fines containing inorganic particles, to increase a hydrolysis yield of polysaccharide degradation enzymes, such fines in a waste stream from a recycled packaging paper mill to produce a stream of fermentable sugars, comprising treating the fines with a surfactant which selectively binds to the inorganic particles and which reduces binding to the inorganic particles by the polysaccharide degradation enzymes, and degrading polysaccharides in the waste stream with the polysaccharide degradation enzymes.. .
|In vivo temporal control of activatable matrix-degrading enzymes|
Methods and combinations are provided for controlling the duration of action, in vivo, of matrix-degrading enzymes. The methods and combinations permit temporary in-vivo activation of matrix-degrading enzymes upon administration to the extra cellular matrix (or “ecm”).
|Cellulose nanoparticle biodegradable photoacoustic contrast agents|
Biodegradable cellulose photoacoustic probes are provided that are able to detect biological targets and generate a detectable photoacoustic signal. The cellulose nanoparticles are biodegradable by cellulases.
|Magnet optimization design for sonic reactors|
Disclosed here are methods of determining magnet position and distance from a resonating component in a sonic reactor of use in upgrading heavy oil feedstock's (hofs).. .
|Suja's aesthetic grading sag - check pattern|
Techniques have been developed to measure and/or quantify beauty for facial aesthetic grading and for ‘biometrics in facial aesthetics’. The ‘check pattern for aesthetic grading’ may be considered as another milestone towards an ideal proportion for facial aesthetics; this is a proof for the fact that in their respective spheres—space to matter and matter to space—all is adjusted in number, weight and measure..
|Method and apparatus for ip/mpls fast reroute|
A method is disclosed that is implemented by a router for executing an internet protocol fast reroute process in response to a network event invalidating a current route to a destination node without degrading forwarding plane functionality or performance caused by indirect forwarding information base lookups. The method comprises a set steps including receiving or generating the network event by the router, the network event associated with a network event identifier and looking up the network event identifier in an event table to determine routes that are affected by the network event.
|Virtual router upgrade via graceful restart|
Embodiments herein generally provide techniques for upgrading a virtual router (vr) comprising first and second physical routers used to route data between network devices. Before upgrade the first physical router, one or more ports of the router are disabled which causes data paths previously flowing through the first router to flow through the second router.