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 Wafer drying  drying a wafer patent thumbnailWafer drying drying a wafer
A wafer drying apparatus includes air supply unit having first and second air supply tube provided at respective first and second front-surface side of wafer, and wafer holding unit configured to vertically hold wafer, and configured so that wafer relatively moves with respect to air supply unit, plurality of first air outlets separated from each other at predetermined intervals are provided at wafer side of first air supply tube, plurality of second air outlets separated from each other at predetermined intervals are provided at wafer side of second air supply tube, plurality of first and second air outlets are respectively provided to form an angle with respect to vertical direction regarding wafer as to blow air from peripheral portion to central portion with respect to central line in vertical direction of wafer. It is possible to provide wafer drying apparatus with simple structure, which reduces undried portion without degrading productivity..
Shin-etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.


 System and  upgrading kernels in cloud computing environments patent thumbnailSystem and upgrading kernels in cloud computing environments
The system and method described herein may upgrade kernels in cloud images deployed in cloud computing environments without having to rebuild a machine image that contains a root file system for the cloud image. For example, the cloud image may include a ramdisk that compares the kernel booted in the cloud image to the root file system to verify whether the machine image contains a directory hierarchy matching an operating system release for the kernel.
Novell, Inc.


 Automatic leveling control system patent thumbnailAutomatic leveling control system
An automatic leveling control system for a machine having a work attachment adapted for leveling as the machine is propelled about a worksite is provided. A single laser receiver is mounted to one of two lift arms of the machine.

 Petroleum upgrading process patent thumbnailPetroleum upgrading process
A method and apparatus for upgrading a petroleum feedstock with supercritical water are provided. The method includes the steps of: (1) heating and pressurizing a petroleum feedstock; (2) heating and pressurizing a water feed to above the supercritical point of water; (3) combining the heated and pressurized petroleum feedstock and the heated and pressurized water feed to produce a combined feed; (4) supplying the combined feed to a hydrothermal reactor to produce a first product stream; (5) supplying the first product stream to a post-treatment process unit to produce a second product stream; and (6) separating the second product stream into a treated and upgraded petroleum stream and a water stream..
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


 Production of renewable fine chemicals and liquid fuels patent thumbnailProduction of renewable fine chemicals and liquid fuels
Described herein is a process for conversion and upgrading of biomass to products. The process involves converting the biomass to primary lignin-derivatives and primary cellulose/hemicellulose derivatives, catalytically treating the primary lignin-derivatives to produce secondary lignin-derived products, and treating the primary cellulose/hemicellulose- derivatives to produce secondary cellulose/hemicellulose-derived products..
Purdue Research Foundation


 Processes for producing fuels and biofertilizers from biomass and products produced patent thumbnailProcesses for producing fuels and biofertilizers from biomass and products produced
An ibtl system having a low ghg footprint for converting biomass to liquid fuels in which a biomass feed is converted to liquids by direct liquefaction and the liquids are upgraded to produce premium fuels. Biomass residues from the direct liquefaction, and optionally additional biomass is pyrolyzed using microwave pyrolysis to produce structured biochar, hydrogen for the liquefaction and upgrading, and co2 for conversion to algae, including blue green algae (cyanobacteria) in a photobioreactor (pbr).
Shanghai Advanced Research Institute Of The Chinese Academy Of Science


 Smoking article filter including degradable filter component patent thumbnailSmoking article filter including degradable filter component
A filter for a smoking article includes a filter component formed from a solution of cellulose acetate and a degradable polymer in aceton, the degradable polymer being soluble in acetone and degrading in the presence of water. In a first aspect of the invention, the filter component is a filter segment (16) formed of a plurality of fibres formed from the degradable solution.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


 Method for detoxifying zearalenone patent thumbnailMethod for detoxifying zearalenone
The present invention provides a novel bacillus amyloliquefaciens and a method for detoxifying zearalenone. The bacillus amyloliquefaciens of the present invention shows high zearalenone-degrading activity, non-hemolytic and non-enterotoxin producing properties, and acidic and bile salt resistant.
National Taiwan University


 Hitless software upgrade for a virtualized gateway coordinating multiple small cell radio access networks patent thumbnailHitless software upgrade for a virtualized gateway coordinating multiple small cell radio access networks
A method for upgrading an access controller that controls and coordinates a plurality of radio nodes (rns) each associated with a cell in a cluster of cells belonging to a radio access network includes initializing a new access controller. The new access controller is to replace a current access controller currently controlling and coordinating the plurality of rns cell in the cluster.
Spidercloud Wireless, Inc.


 Color grading monitor, color grading system and color grading method thereof patent thumbnailColor grading monitor, color grading system and color grading method thereof
The present invention discloses a toning monitor with lut mapping function, for performing lut mapping to an input image. The toning monitor comprises an lut storing unit and further comprises a receiving module, an analysis module, and a display module.
Sz Zunzheng Digital Video Co., Ltd


Apparatus for electric stress grading with wildlife guard for electrical power distribution equipment


An apparatus for mounting at a conductive terminal of a high voltage insulator is provided. An apparatus includes an electrical insulator including an electrically insulating material without a conductive material.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


Ic module, ic card, and ic module substrate


Provided are an ic module, an ic card, and an ic module substrate that can reduce the manufacturing cost without degrading the external appearance of a contact terminal. An ic module includes a contact terminal (10) provided on a front surface (1a) of a base member (1) and having a contact surface, for contact with an external terminal, formed of a gold plating layer (14); an ic chip (55) attached to a back surface (1b) of the base member (1); a conductive member (a wire (60), a first conductive layer (20), and a second conductive layer (30)) connecting the ic chip (55) and the contact terminal (10) to each other through a through hole (3) opened at the front surface (1a) and the back surface (1b) of the base member (1); and an insulating surface material (40) partially covering the front surface (1a).
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.


Systems and methods for live upgrade and update of firmware on an embedded networking device


A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support performing a live update or upgrade of a firmware of an embedded networking device to a successful completion without resetting the embedded networking device. For the live update or upgrade to the firmware of the embedded networking device, a new version of the firmware that includes new features/enhancements to improve the product functionality or fix bugs encountered in previous versions of the firmware is installed seamlessly on the embedded networking device to replace the current version of the firmware on one or more cores at a time.
Cavium, Inc.


A process for upgrading waste powders from mines, containing iron oxides


A process for upgrading waste powders of the mining industry containing iron oxides is described, which comprises the steps of preparing a mixture comprising powder based on iron oxides, an aqueous dispersion of a thermosetting resin and optionally also carbon powder, and a catalyst of acidic nature; kneading the mixture at a temperature comprised between 5 and 100 ° c. To form a homogeneous paste, and granulating such homogeneous paste at a temperature comprised between 100 and 300 ° c., thus obtaining granules comprising powder based on iron oxides and optionally carbon powder bound by said resin that has been polymerized..
Ambiente E Nutrizione S.r.l.


Degradable hydrazone curing agents and applications thereof


This invention provides, among others, curing agents of formulae (i) and (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.


Automatic grading, sorting and packaging system


Provided is a system for grading, sorting and packaging articles. The system includes a receiving load cell for weighing an incoming bulk article to be inventoried, a hopper which receives the incoming bulk article for grading and sorting, at least one tray for grading, sorting and aligning the article, at least one vibratory machine, a carousel housing at least two or more load cells which contain a bag for receiving graded and sorted product, a sensor for weighing graded and sorted product placed within the bag, a bagger machine for disposing bags within the load cells on the carousel and a label machine for printing data related to the product onto a label which is applied to the bags..
Npk Packaging, Llc


Laminated patterned liner


A laminated liner material can be applied as either a pool liner or a wall covering. The liner comprises a lower substrate layer made of pool-grade or wall-covering-grade pvc, depending on the application.

Device for processing fracturing sand from aggregate


The present invention relates to a device for processing an aggregate material into fracturing sand, the device comprising: a screen box comprising an upper compartment adapted to receive an aggregate material from a hydro tube device; a plurality of induction jets connected to the steel box for supplying pressurized water, via spray nozzle heads, to wash the aggregate material through a series of grading screens. The device further comprises a lower compartment to receive a washed aggregate from the upper compartment, and comprises a plurality of screen panels with a predefined size for screening out particles of predetermined size to a sand screw via a 12 inch pipe for receiving a finished cut fracturing sand and washing down the rest of the particles larger than the predetermined size to a conveyor and disposed as waste via a hopper connected to the conveyor..

Beta molecular sieve, preparation method therefor and hydrogenation catalyst containing same


Disclosed are a beta molecular sieve, a preparation method therefor, and a hydrogenation catalyst containing same. The properties of the beta molecular sieve are as follows: the molar ratio of sio2/al2o3 is 30-150, the non-framework aluminum accounts for not more than 2% of the total aluminum, and the silicon atoms coordinated in a si(oal) structure account for not less than 95% of the silicon atoms in the framework structure.
Fushun Research Institute Of Petroleum And Petrochemicals, Sinopec Corp


Bioresorbable iron-based alloy stent


The invention discloses an absorbable iron-based alloy stent, comprising an iron-based alloy substrate and a degradable polyester in contact with the surface of the substrate, in which the degradable polyester has a weight average molecular weight of between 20,000 and 1,000,000 and a polydispersity index of between 1.2 and 30. With the degradable polyester, the iron-based alloy is capable of corroding rapidly and controllably within a predetermined period.
Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


Method for upgrading version of network device and network device


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for upgrading a version of a network device and a device. A specific solution is: configuring a forwarding plane of the network device to be a first forwarding plane and a second forwarding plane; performing, in the first forwarding plane, sampling on forwarded packets by using a preset sampling ratio, to obtain a sample packet; forwarding, by the second forwarding plane, the sample packet in a broadcast manner, to learn a mac address; and when a quantity of mac addresses learned by the second forwarding plane reaches a preset threshold, performing upgrade so that the second forwarding plane is used for packet forwarding of the network device.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Novel post-treatment to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated lignocellulosic biomass


The present disclosure relates to a process for extracting sugars from a pretreated lignocellulosic biomass. This process consists of contacting the pretreated lignocellulosic biomass with low charges of an aqueous peroxy acid (pa) solution to produce a liquid fraction (containing a small amount of lignin and hemicellulose degradation products) and a solid fraction containing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin.
Fpinnovations


Methods for cellobiosan utilization


Disclosed herein are enzymes useful for the degradation of cellobiosan in materials such a pyrolysis oils. Methods of degrading cellobiosan using enzymes or organisms expressing the same are also disclosed..
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, Llc


Nanocatalysts for hydrocracking and methods of their use


Novel catalysts comprising nickel oxide nanoparticles supported on alumina nanoparticles, methods of their manufacture, heavy oil compositions contacted by these nanocatalysts and methods of their use are disclosed. The novel nanocatalysts are useful, inter alia, in the upgrading of heavy oil fractions or as aids in oil recovery from well reservoirs or downstream processing..
Petroraza Sas


Degradable downhole tools comprising thiol-based polymers


A degradable downhole tool or component thereof comprising a thiol-based polymer having at least one thiol functional group, wherein the thiol-based polymer is capable of at least partially degrading in a wellbore environment, thereby at least partially degrading the downhole tool or component thereof. The thiol-based polymer may be selected from the group consisting of a thiol-ene, a thiol-yne, a thiol-epoxy, and any combination thereof..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Process and reactor for exothermal reaction


The present disclosure relates to a reactor and a method of operation for an exothermal process being catalyzed by a catalytically active material receiving a reactant gas and providing a product gas, in which said exothermal process has a heat development having a potential for thermally degrading said catalytically active material, and which exothermal process operates at a temperature at which the reactants and at least 80% or all of the products are present as gases, said method comprising the steps of a) directing the reactant gas to a first zone of a material catalytically active in the exothermal process producing an first product gas, and b) directing the first product gas to a second zone of a material catalytically active in the exothermal process producing a product gas, with the option of fully or partially by-passing either said first zone or said second zone, while directing a non-condensing gas stream having a temperature at least 50° c. Lower than the product gas to said by-passed zone, wherein the choice of by-passing said zone is made based on the time of operation or a process parameter reflecting the catalytic activity of the zone of catalytically active material which is not by-passed with the associated benefit of reducing the extent of thermal deactivation of the catalytically active material, and thus increasing the overall lifetime of the catalytically active material..
Haldor TopsØe A/s


Guided color grading for extended dynamic range


Novel methods and systems for color grading are disclosed. The color grading process for a visual dynamic range image can be guided by information relating to the color grading of other images such as the standard dynamic range image..
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


Liquid crystal display device


The present invention provides an ffs mode liquid crystal display device that uses a liquid crystal composition which has a negative dielectric anisotropy and can achieve good display properties by being used for ffs mode liquid crystal display devices without degrading the image sticking property of display devices and various properties of liquid crystal display devices, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, nematic phase upper limit temperature, low-temperature nematic phase stability, and γ1. The liquid crystal composition contains at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (i) below and at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (ii) below..
Dic Corporation


Apparatus and enhanced clamshell loader grading control


A method of operating a loader having a clamshell bucket operationally connected thereto, wherein the clamshell bucket has a first clamshell portion pivotably connected to a second clamshell portion, including positioning the first clamshell portion in contact with the ground, and automatically adjusting the angular relationship between the first clamshell portion and the second clamshell portion as the second clamshell portion is moved through the ground to maintain a predetermined grade.. .

Device and simultaneous hydrogen sulphide removal and biogas upgrading


A sustainable method and a system for cleaning impurities, mainly hydrogen sulphide, and upgrading of biogas having hydrogen sulphide concentration up to 2% (20,000 ppmv), preferably produced in wastewater treatment plants (wwtps) to biomethane. The system includes a counter-current, non-pressurized physical absorption bubble column having a high influent liquid-to-gas flow ratio li/g higher than 1 and preferably equal or higher than 3 and equal or lower than 10, for achieving a simultaneous removal of hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide.
Fcc Aqualia, S.a.


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



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


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