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 Bandgap grading of czts solar cell patent thumbnailBandgap grading of czts solar cell
A method for fabricating a photovoltaic device includes forming a polycrystalline absorber layer including cu—zn—sn—s(se) (cztsse) over a substrate. The absorber layer is rapid thermal annealed in a sealed chamber having elemental sulfur within the chamber.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Grading of breast cancer patent thumbnailGrading of breast cancer
Methods and compositions for the identification of breast cancer grade signatures are provided. The signature profiles are identified based upon multiple sampling of reference breast tissue samples from independent cases of breast cancer and provide a reliable set of molecular criteria for identification of cells as being in one or more particular stages and/or grades of breast cancer..
The General Hospital Corporation


 Polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity and polynucleotides encoding same patent thumbnailPolypeptides having xanthan degrading activity and polynucleotides encoding same
The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides and catalytic domains..
Novozymes A/s


 Bacteria and enzymes produced therefrom and methods of using same patent thumbnailBacteria and enzymes produced therefrom and methods of using same
A bacteria referred to here as bacillus subtilis 6a-1 is provided, compositions thereof and processes for use of the bacteria, spores, cells, extracts and enzymes. The compositions which comprise the bacteria, spores, cells, extracts and/or enzymes are capable of degrading polysaccharides.
Agri-king, Inc.


 Method, apparatus, and system for presentation in video patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus, and system for presentation in video
Embodiments provide a method, an apparatus, and a system for presentation in a video conference. The method includes receiving a video stream of at least one sending endpoint and grading video content according to a video stream of each sending endpoint, to determine a video content grade corresponding to each sending endpoint, where the at least one sending endpoint corresponds to multiple video content grades.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Wireless communication terminal device, wireless communication base device, and  generating csi patent thumbnailWireless communication terminal device, wireless communication base device, and generating csi
The purpose of the present invention is to be able to simultaneously generate three or more sets of csi within a predetermined time interval, without degrading the accuracy of the csi, to achieve comp control for flexible switching of base stations. At predetermined intervals or at timing coincident with reception of trigger information, a generation unit uses a csi-rs resource to measure a desired signal component and interference component, and generate csi.
Sun Patent Trust


 Assessment of core educational proficiencies patent thumbnailAssessment of core educational proficiencies
The present system and method for assessment of core educational proficiencies (acep) is directed to a system and method for administering, training, developing, grading and reporting the scores of an assessment test for critical thinking, problem solving and effective writing. The acep web-based computer implemented system and method for assessment of core educational proficiencies more particularly comprises a computer network server having a data storage and memory configured to administer an assessment, said assessment comprising a first test and a second test wherein said first test and said second test each include three essay questions to be answered by writing essays totaling for all three essay questions at least 900 words, grading said essay answers for effective, organized writing, grammar and spelling and grading said essays for critical thinking, problem solving and task management skills to generate test results and recommendations, as well as generating and disseminating reports of said test results and recommendations..

 Systems and methods for hydroprocessing heavy oil patent thumbnailSystems and methods for hydroprocessing heavy oil
A system and method for preparing and conditioning a heavy oil feedstock for hydroprocessing in a hydroprocessing system includes forming metal sulfide catalyst particles in situ within the heavy oil feedstock. The metal sulfide catalyst particles are formed in situ by (1) premixing a catalyst precursor with a hydrocarbon diluent to form a diluted precursor mixture, (2) mixing the diluted precursor mixture with the heavy oil feedstock to form a conditioned feedstock, and (3) heating the conditioned feedstock to decompose the catalyst precursor and cause or allow metal from the precursor to react with sulfur in the heavy oil feedstock to form metal sulfide catalyst particles in situ in the heavy oil feedstock.
Headwaters Heavy Oil, Llc


 Treatment of kerogen in subterranean formations patent thumbnailTreatment of kerogen in subterranean formations
Provided in this disclosure, in part, are methods, compositions, and systems for degrading organic matter, such as kerogen, in a subterranean formation. Further, these methods, compositions, and systems allow for increased hydraulic fracturing efficiencies in subterranean formations, such as unconventional rock reservoirs.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


 Pharmaceutical products from fungal strains patent thumbnailPharmaceutical products from fungal strains
Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an isolated cellulose degrading fungus and pharmaceutical substances produced by the fungus.. .
Menon Renewable Products, Inc.


Multi-level voltage regulator system and method

A multi-level voltage regulator system/method providing discrete regulation of a dc-dc intermediate bus converter (ibc) output voltage (vout) is disclosed. The disclosed system/method allows ibc vout to be regulated in discrete steps during periods where ibc input voltage (vin) falls below nominal operating values.
Tdk-lambda Corporation

Workload management in a global recycle queue infrastructure

Presented herein are methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and devices for integrating a workload management scheme for a file system buffer cache with a global recycle queue infrastructure. Methods for allocating a certain portion of the buffer cache without physically partitioning the buffer resources are disclosed which include: identifying a workload from a plurality of workloads; allocating the buffer cache in the data storage network for usage by the identified workload; tagging a buffer from within the buffer cache with a workload identifier and track each buffer; determining if the workload is exceeding its allocated buffer cache; and wherein determining the workload is exceeding its allocated percentage of buffer cache, enabling the workload's exceeded buffer to be available to scavenge; determining if the workload is exceeding a soft-limit on the allowable usage of the buffer cache, and wherein determining the workload is exceeding its soft-limit, degrading the prioritization of subsequent buffers, preventing the workload from thrashing out buffers of other workloads..
Netapp, Inc.

Managing software version upgrades in a multiple computer system environment

An independent product upgrade function is associated with each of multiple software products installed in a set of multiple computing devices. Responsive to a triggering event, each upgrade function determines whether the corresponding product can be updated based on rules for the corresponding product.
International Business Machines Corporation

Managing software version upgrades in a multiple computer system environment

An independent product upgrade function is associated with each of multiple software products installed in a set of multiple computing devices. Responsive to a triggering event, each upgrade function determines whether the corresponding product can be updated based on rules for the corresponding product.
International Business Machines Corporation

Identification of degrading electrodes in a marine electromagnetic survey system

A system and method is provided for identifying degrading electrodes in a marine electromagnetic survey system. A system may comprise a sensor array operable for use in a marine electromagnetic survey system, wherein the sensor array comprises a plurality of electrodes.
Pgs Geophysical As

Disposable toilet bowl insert

A toilet insert providing noise, stain and odor-prevention while using a toilet for solid waste. The material of the toilet insert is chosen to be biodegradable and water-soluble.

Process for upgrading heavy hydrocarbon liquids

The present disclosure provides a process that employs glycerol and a catalyst for partial transformation of heavy petroleum oils to lighter hydrocarbon liquids under mild conditions without the need of external hydrogen gas. The process uses industrially produced glycerol to upgrade heavy crudes; hydrogenates aromatics to paraffin and/or olefins without the use of external hydrogen gas; operates at mild operating conditions; and employs inexpensive catalysts.
University Of New Brunswick

Administration of kynurenine depleting enzymes for tumor therapy

Methods and compositions related to the use of a protein with kynureninase activity are described. For example, in certain aspects there may be disclosed a modified kynureninase capable of degrading kynurenine.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Grading corneal fluorescein staining

The technology described in this document can be embodied in systems and computer-implemented methods for determining a score representing an amount of staining of the cornea. The methods include obtaining a digital image of the cornea stained with a tracer material, receiving a selection of a portion of the image, and processing, by a processing device, the selection to exclude areas with one or more artifacts to define an evaluation area.
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Adjustable guided rake apparatus and method

The present invention provides an adjustable guided rake apparatus and method which enables an adjustable guided rake user to configure an adjustable rake guide to a specified height in relation to a secondary surface, which will then define the height of the grading edge of the grading rake head in relation to a primary surface. The adjustable guided rake user is able to move the grading rake head along a primary surface, in order to shift material along the surface, while the adjustable rake guide runs along the secondary surface, guiding the grading rake head..

Methods and systems for human tissue analysis using shearlet transforms

Various arrangements for identifying and grading cancer in tissue samples are presented. A digital image of a stained tissue sample may be acquired.
Colorado Seminary, Owner And Operator Of University Of Denver

Methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating vaso-occlusive crisis

The present invention relates to methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating vaso-occlusive crises. In particular, the present invention relates to a method of treating a vaso-occlusive crisis in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of agent capable of degrading, destabilizing or depleting the blood-borne extracellular dna from the blood of the subject..
Assistance Publique-hopitaux De Paris (aphp)

Dough with fructan and fructan-degrading enzyme

The present invention relates to a dough comprising at least one fructose-containing polysaccharide and at least one enzyme capable of degrading the at least one polysaccharide into short-chained fructo-oligosaccharide and fructose; it also relates to a method of making said dough, a baked product made from said dough, a method of making a baked product, and to uses of an enzyme capable of degrading the at least one polysaccharide into short-chained fructo-oligosaccharide and fructose in making a dough or a baked product.. .
Novozymes A/s

Method and system for providing a clarity grade for a gem

A method and system for generating a clarity grading look-up table includes collecting actual inclusion parameter data for a plurality of gems, where the actual inclusion parameter data includes an actual clarity grade and an actual inclusion parameter data combination. A mathematical relationship between a clarity grade and a particular inclusion parameter combination is then extrapolated from the actual inclusion parameter data.
Gemological Institute Of America, Inc. (gia)

Autonomously healing microservice-based applications

An embodiment includes a method for autonomous healing of an application comprising a plurality of microservices. The method comprises the steps of detecting a performance degradation of at least a portion of the application; and responsive to detecting the performance degradation, downgrading at least one of the plurality of microservices within the application.
International Business Machines Corporation

Detection of brain cancer

Provided are methods for detecting brain cancer in a subject, methods of predicting a clinical outcome in a patient with brain cancer, methods of monitoring the progression of brain cancer in a patient, and methods of grading a patient's brain cancer. The methods utilise various micro rnas that the inventors have found to be useful in these manners..
University Of Central Lancashire

Engineered primate l-methioninase for therapeutic purposes

Methods and compositions relating to the engineering of an improved 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.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Residue hydrocracking

A process for upgrading residuum hydrocarbons and decreasing tendency of the resulting products toward asphaltenic sediment formation in downstream processes is disclosed. The process may include: contacting a residuum hydrocarbon fraction and hydrogen with a hydroconversion catalyst in a hydrocracking reaction zone to convert at least a portion of the residuum hydrocarbon fraction to lighter hydrocarbons; recovering an effluent from the hydrocracking reaction zone; contacting hydrogen and at least a portion of the effluent with a resid hydrotreating catalyst; and separating the effluent to recover two or more hydrocarbon fractions..
Lummus Technology Inc.

Upgrading lignin from lignin-containing residues through reactive extraction

Disclosed are methods of functionalizing lignin using reactive extraction. The invention also generally relates to functionalized lignin.
Renmatix, Inc.

Biorefining compounds and organocatalytic upgrading methods

The invention provides new methods for the direct umpolung self-condensation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (hmf) by organocatalysis, thereby upgrading the readily available substrate into 5,5′-di(hydroxymethyl) furoin (dhmf). While many efficient catalyst systems have been developed for conversion of plant biomass resources into hmf, the invention now provides methods to convert such nonfood biomass directly into dhmf by a simple process as described herein.
Colorado State University Research Foundation

Devices, upgrading firmware in intelligent electronic devices

The present disclosure is directed to devices, systems and methods for upgrading firmware in intelligent electronic devices (ieds). The present disclosure provides for checking a remote server for updates for one or more firmware packages installed on an ied and determines if an update is available for the one or more firmware packages installed on the ied.
Electro Industries/gauge Tech

System and software upgrade analysis

A method, implemented at least in part by a computing device, for software upgrade analysis includes receiving a selection of at least one object class of a plurality of available object classes. One or more application programming interface (api) calls may be retrieved from a plurality of api calls based on the received selection.
Sap Se

Magnetic resonance imaging with motion correction suing pre-pulses and navigators

The present invention provides a method for magnetic resonance (mr) imaging of a region of interest (142) of a subject of interest (120) under application of a scanning sequence (200) comprising at least one pre-pulse (202, 204) and multiple readouts (206), whereby the multiple readouts (206) are performed after the at least one pre-pulse (202, 204) with different configurations causing different image contrasts, comprising the steps of performing a preparation phase comprising applying at least one scanning sequence (200) to provide a set of reference readouts (206) using the different configurations, and generating a set of navigator images (210) with one navigator image (210) of the region of interest (142) for each configuration of the reference readouts (206), performing an examination phase comprising applying at least one scanning sequence (200), whereby at least one image (212) of the region of interest (142) is generated for each scanning sequence (200), determining motion of the subject of interest (120) by comparing at least one image (212) of the scanning sequence of the examination phase to the navigator image (210) having the same configuration as the compared image (212), performing motion correction of the at least one image (212) based on the determined motion of the subject of interest (120) of the at least one image (212), and providing an mr scan (214) of the region of interest (142) of the subject of interest (120) based on the images (212) after performing motion correction. The invention also provides a mr imaging system (110) adapted to perform the above method and a software package for upgrading a mr imaging system (110), whereby the software package contains instructions for controlling the mr imaging system (110) according to the above method..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

A grader assembly and vehicle

The present invention relates to a grading assembly, a grader vehicle and method for maintaining a dirt or gravel road. The grader assembly is adapted for use with a water truck or truck having water dispersal means to shape and maintain a camber or a crown of a dirt or gravel road.
Cetl Pty Ltd

Method for producing oxalate oxidases having activity optimum near physiological ph and use of such recombinant oxalate oxidases in the treatment of oxalate-related diseases

Novel oxalate oxidases are provided, which have suitable oxalate degrading activity near physiological ph (7.4). The properties of these oxox make them potential drug candidates for use in reducing oxalate concentration in patients suffering from excess of oxalate.
Nexttobe Ab

Thermoplastic resin composition having excellent shock resistance and light resistance

The present invention can provide a thermoplastic resin composition which contains (a) a polyester resin, (b) a white pigment, and (c) a silicon-containing graft copolymer, and thus has excellent light efficiency, discoloration resistance, and light stability, without degrading shock resistance and molding processability.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Techniques for evaluating server system reliability, vulnerability and component compatibility using crowdsourced server and vulnerability data

Various aspects described herein are directed to different techniques for: evaluating server system reliability, vulnerability and component compatibility using crowdsourced server and vulnerability data; generating automated recommendations for improving server system metrics; and automatically and conditionally updating or upgrading system packages/components.. .
Datagrid Systems, Inc.

Hydroelectrical machine coil insulation system and method

An insulation system and method are disclosed for insulating formed coils of hydroelectric machines, such as a hydroelectric generator. The system includes strand/turn insulation that may include one or more layers of different materials, depending upon the dielectric requirements.
Integrated Power Services

Method for manufacturing a resin-impregnatable sheet-like spacer for a highvoltage component, a spacer manufactured according to the method, a highvoltage component comprising the spacer and an arrangement for performing the method

The method is provided for manufacturing a perforated sheet-like high-voltage insulating spacer for a high-voltage component, which component comprises a field grading condenser core with the spacer which is wound in spiral form around an axis, with electrically conducting layers which are inserted between successive windings of the spacer, and with a polymeric matrix which penetrates the spacer and which embeds the spacer and the layers. The method comprises at least steps as follows: an electrically insulating tape, and the patterned tape is expanded at right angle to the cutting lines in order to form a spacer with a perforated three-dimensional lattice structure.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Artificial joint cup, magnetic control sputtering coating film device and preparation method thereof

The present invention aims at improving and upgrading the conventional devices based on the low temperature magnetron sputtering coating devices. Starting from the material systems, the invention provides a new material system and a manufacturing method thereof based on a high molecular weight polyethylene joint cup to solve the poor binding force problem between the film and the matrix, and the problems of easy oxidization and carbonization of high molecular weight polyethylene with low temperature magnetron sputtering technologies at the same time.
Zhongao Huicheng Technology Co., Ltd.

Optimization of dna amplification reactions

The present invention relates to methods and uses where a combination of (i) an enzyme exhibiting 5′->3′ exonuclease activity and specifically degrading 5′-phosphorylated strands of double-stranded nucleic acids is used, and (ii) one or more primer pair(s), each primer being 5′ phosphorylated, in a method comprising at least a first and a second amplification reaction of a first and a second template, respectively, for preventing contamination of the second amplification reaction with amplification products of the first amplification reaction, as well as novel methods and kits using the combination. Also, the present invention relates to kits comprising the enzyme and either 5′-phosphorylated primers or a polynucleotide kinase..
Qiagen Gmbh

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 Regents Of The University Of California

Integrated ebullated-bed hydroprocessing, fixed bed hydroprocessing and coking process for whole crude oil conversion into hydrotreated distillates and petroleum green coke

A system and process for upgrading a whole crude oil feed in an integrated ebullated-bed and hydrotreater is provided in which the whole crude oil is flashed into a flashed straight run distillates fraction and an atmospheric residue fraction. The atmospheric residue fraction is hydroprocessed in an ebullated-bed reaction zone, while the flashed straight run distillates fraction and the products fraction produced from the ebullated-bed reaction zone are hydrotreated in a fixed-bed reaction zone.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Catalytic deoxygenation of bio-oils using methane

This disclosure provides a new approach for bio-oil upgrading using methane as reductant instead of hydrogen. Guaiacol, produced by thermal degradation of lignin, represents a model compound for upgrading of fast pyrolysis bio-oils by deoxygenation.
Purdue Research Foundation

Sorting materials using pattern recognition, such as upgrading nickel laterite ores through electromagnetic sensor-based methods

A system and method of sorting mineral streams, for example laterite mineral ores, into appropriately classified valuable and waste streams for maximum recovery of value from the mineral stream, e.g., a stream of minerals includes receiving response data indicating reflected, absorbed or backscattered energy from a mineral sample exposed to a sensor, where the mineral sample is irradiated with electromagnetic energy. The system determines spectral characteristics of the mineral sample by performing spectral analysis on the response data of the mineral sample and identifies a composition of the mineral sample by comparing the spectral characteristics of the mineral sample to previously developed spectral characteristics of samples of known composition.
Minesense Technologies Ltd.

Hyperprotonation cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization compositions and methods

This invention relates to compositions and methods for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of hard, soft, and porous surfaces, equipment, human skin, tissues, food and vegetable surfaces, and other media which are contaminated with microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, and molds. Particularly relevant is the microbial environment whereby bacterial communities can generate three-dimensional polymicrobial extracellular polymeric substances, or eps, biofilm communities supported by an aggregation of microorganisms growing on a substrate layer, substantially degrading the antimicrobial performance of typical cleaners, disinfectants, and sterilizers.

Chlorination of processing residues as a variable load for grid scale electrical load following and storage

Disclosed are systems and methods having inherent carbon capture and conversion capabilities offering maximum flexibility, efficiency, and economics while simultaneously enabling environmentally and sustainably sound practices. A hybrid thermochemical cycle couples staged reforming with hydrogen production and residue chlorination.

Deconvolution of digital images

A method for deconvolution of digital images includes obtaining a degraded image from a digital sensor, a processor accepting output from the digital sensor and recognizing a distorted element within the image. The distorted element is compared with a true shape of the element to produce a degrading function.
International Business Machines Corporation

Internet of things (iot) power and performance management technique and circuit methodology

Energy consumption is reduced within an internet of things (iot) device, without degrading operating performance of the corresponding internal circuitry. A first internal supply voltage (vdda) used to supply the internal circuitry is reduced from a vdd supply voltage to a lower voltage during an idle state, thereby reducing leakage currents in the internal circuitry.
Synopsys, 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

Client side processing of game controller input

Embodiments of the present invention enable rich control input data to control video games that are remotely executed. Rich control input includes three-dimensional image data, color video, audio, device orientation data, and touch input.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc



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


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