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07/21/16
20160212215 
 Live partition mobility with shared persistent reservations patent thumbnailnew patent 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


07/21/16
20160211398 
 Entire solar spectrum multiplying converting platform unit for an optimal light to electricity conversion patent thumbnailnew patent 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


07/21/16
20160210734 
 Computerized technical authentication and grading system for collectible objects patent thumbnailnew patent 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..

07/21/16
20160210457 
 Upgrading a secure boot policy on a virtual machine patent thumbnailnew patent 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


07/21/16
20160210092 
 Systems & methods for providing variable data printing (vdp) using dynamic font downgrading patent thumbnailnew patent 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.


07/21/16
20160208199 
 Automatic detergent dishwashing composition patent thumbnailnew patent 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


07/21/16
20160207048 
 Method and system for producing gluten-free oats patent thumbnailnew patent 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.


07/21/16
20160205974 
 Process of microbic biotechnology for completely degrading gluten in flours patent thumbnailnew patent 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.


07/21/16
20160205939 
 Atrazine-degrading bacterium and  uisng the same for soil and plant remediation patent thumbnailnew patent 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


07/14/16
20160205437 
 Methods and  upgrading set top box devices without the loss of stored content patent thumbnailMethods 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


07/14/16
20160201442 

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.


07/14/16
20160200995 

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


07/14/16
20160200987 

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.


07/14/16
20160200220 

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.


07/14/16
20160199525 

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


07/07/16
20160198365 

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.


07/07/16
20160194619 

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


07/07/16
20160193500 

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.


06/30/16
20160189967 

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..

06/30/16
20160188318 

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.

06/30/16
20160188315 

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.

06/30/16
20160187261 

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.

06/30/16
20160186219 

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..

06/30/16
20160186191 

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..

06/30/16
20160186128 

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.

06/30/16
20160186079 

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.

06/30/16
20160186011 

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..

06/30/16
20160185638 

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.

06/23/16
20160183098 

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.

06/23/16
20160180727 

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.

06/23/16
20160180111 

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.

06/23/16
20160179498 

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.

06/23/16
20160178706 

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.

06/23/16
20160177691 

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.

06/23/16
20160177197 

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.

06/23/16
20160176655 

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..

06/23/16
20160174566 

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.

06/16/16
20160173583 

Mechanism for facilitating spin mode-based dynamic updating of application servers in an on-demand services environment


In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating spin mode-based dynamic updating of application servers in an on-demand services environment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes upgrading a first set of application servers of a plurality of application servers at one or more computing devices, holding a first set of requests received at the first set of application servers from being processed while the first set of application servers is being upgraded, and upgrading a second set of application servers of the plurality of application servers upon completion of the first set of application servers.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171902 

Mathematical language processing: automatic grading and feedback for open response mathematical questions


Mechanisms for automatically grading a large number of solutions provided by learners in response to an open response mathematical question. Each solution is mapped to a corresponding feature vector based on the mathematical expressions occurring in the solution.
William Marsh Rice University


06/16/16
20160169419 

Systems and methods for insulating a pipe


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


06/16/16
20160168620 

Engineered enzymes with methionine-gamma-lyase enzymes and pharmacological preparations thereof


Methods and composition related to the engineering of a novel protein with methionine-γ-lyase enzyme activity are described. For example, in certain aspects there may be disclosed a modified cystathionine-γ-lyase (cgl) comprising one or more amino acid substitutions and capable of degrading methionine.
Aemase, Inc.


06/16/16
20160168489 

Method and system for gtl production in fpso


4) an upgrading step of separating the liquid hydrocarbon into gas, naphtha, and syncrude and supplying hydrogen to hydrofinish the liquid hydrocarbon.. .

06/16/16
20160168475 

Upgrading of bio-oil by reaction with olefins in the presence of a catalyst


Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for upgrading a bio-oil by reaction with an olefin in the presence of a catalyst. For example, upgraded bio-oil may have improved miscibility with hydrophobic fuels..
Battelle Memorial Institute


06/16/16
20160168048 

Upgrading paraffins to distillates and lubricant basestocks


A process for converting light paraffins (especially c3-c5) to middle distillate and higher boiling range liquid hydrocarbons by (1) oxygen or air oxidation of iso-paraffins to alkyl hydroperoxides; (2) conversion of alkyl hydroperoxides to dialkyl peroxides; (3) radical coupling of paraffins using the dialkyl peroxides as radical initiators forming heavier hydrocarbon products; and (4) fractionation of the heavy hydrocarbon products. The net reaction is catalytically converting light paraffins to heavier hydrocarbons using oxygen or air to effect the conversion..
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


06/16/16
20160166181 

Method for rapidly determining who grading of hearing impairment


Examples of systems and methods for rapidly grading the hearing of a user in accordance with who guidelines are disclosed. One example includes a personal computer and a test device configured to produce calibrated acoustic output at suprathreshold levels presented at an audiometric frequency range from 500 to 4000 hz.
Ihear Medical, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165256 

Methods and apparatuses for creating code mapping functions for encoding an hdr image, and methods and apparatuses for use of such encoded images


To enable better encoding of the currently starting to appear high dynamic range images for use in full high dynamic range technical systems (containing an hdr display, and e.g. In an hdr grading application of a hdr movie), we invented a method of encoding a high dynamic range image, comprising the steps of: inputting pixel colors of an input high dynamic range image, wherein the pixel colors have information of a luminance and a chromaticity; applying an inverse of a mapping function to derive a luma code (v) of the luminance of a pixel color, which mapping function is predetermined as comprising a first partial function which is defined as (i), in which rho is a tuning constant, and v is the luma code corresponding to a luminance to be encoded, and a second partial mapping defined as l=lmp65 in which lm is a peak luminance of a predefined reference display, and gamma is a constant which is preferably equal to 2.4, outputting a matrix of pixels having a color encoding comprising the luma codes..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/09/16
20160165060 

Seamless codec switching


In various embodiments, a corpus of codecs may be correlated with different, partially overlapping ranges of transmission characteristics. As channel conditions degrade or improve, the system may select a new codec with which to continue the connection based upon the corresponding overlapping range.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163661 

Radio frequency isolation structure with racetrack


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a racetrack that forms part of an rf isolation structure of a packaged module and wireless devices that include such a packaged module. The racetrack can be disposed in a substrate and around an rf component that is on the substrate.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


06/09/16
20160162284 

Method and device for upgrading firmware


A method for upgrading firmware in a device, includes: when firmware of a first chip in the device needs to be upgraded, identifying a first partition of a flash memory in a second chip in the device, the first partition being a backup partition for downloading firmware of the second chip; downloading new firmware of the first chip to the first partition of the flash memory in the second chip; and copying the new firmware of the first chip from the first partition of the flash memory in the second chip to an effective region in the first chip.. .
Xiaomi Inc.


06/09/16
20160160254 

Plants expressing cell wall degrading enzymes and expression vectors


Vectors for expression of proteins in plants are described. The proteins may be enzymes and the enzymes can be but are not limited to cell wall degrading enzymes.
Agrivida, Inc.


06/09/16
20160158767 

Chalcopyrite ore beneficiation process and method


The present invention relates to a mineral processing technology and method for refractory chalcopyrite ores, particularly to a mineral processing technology and method for the separation of chalcopyrite from multiple natural types of copper ores containing chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, talc and serpentine, which belongs to the technical field of mineral processing. It's characterized by: conducting a two-stage grinding on the chalcopyrite ore, with each grinding stage followed by size grading, and treating ores in different size fractions separately, wherein coarse-grain ores are separated in the presence of xanthate, with calcium oxide and cmc controlling the ph and acting as depressor respectively, while fine-grained ores are subjected to rougher in the presence of kerosene, and subsequently subjected to cleaner in the presence of xanthate..
North China University Of Science And Technology


06/09/16
20160158384 

Sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin compositions


Sae-cd compositions are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. The sae-cd compositions comprise a sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin having an absorption of less than 0.5 a.u.
Cydex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


06/09/16
20160157786 

Random forest based erythema grading for psoriasis


A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for erythema grading for psoriasis. In one embodiment, the method comprises generating skellam distribution statistics related to differences between readout voltages for one or more psoriasis regions for a patient and a normal skin region for the patient; and generating an erythema grading classification for erythema regions in psoriasis using the skellam distribution statistics as feature vectors..

05/26/16
20160150145 

Method and apparatus to create an eotf function for a universal code mapping for an hdr image, method and process to use these images


To enable better encoding of the currently starting to appear high dynamic range images for use in full high dynamic range technical systems (containing an hdr display, and e.g. In an hdr grading application), we invented a method of constructing a code allocation function for allocating pixel colors having pixel luminances to codes encoding such pixel luminances, in which the step of determining the code allocation function to be applied to at least one color coordinate of the pixel to obtain a code value, comprises constructing that function out of at least two partial functions, and similar methods at a receiving side, and apparatuses, and signals for communicating between the two sites..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/26/16
20160148285 

Universal real property grading system


An embodiment of the invention relates to grading real property, and more particularly, relates to the method and information product of a real property grading system. In one form, the invention relates to the grading of real property on a local and global level.

05/26/16
20160148284 

System and authenticating a signature on a comic book for grading and encapsulation


A system and method for grading a document are disclosed, the method including but not limited to generating on a comic grading processor, a grade for a first comic book using grading notes for the first comic book from a first comic book grader; generating a quick scan code for the grading notes; accepting at the comic grading processor, a quick scan code from a mobile device; and sending from the comic book grading processor to the mobile device a grading report comprising the grade and grading notes indicated by the quick response code. A system is disclosed for practicing the method..

05/26/16
20160148283 

System and accessing comic book grading notes via a quick scan code


A system and method for grading a document are disclosed, the method including but not limited to generating on a comic grading processor, a grade for a first comic book using grading notes for the first comic book from a first comic book grader; generating a quick scan code for the grading notes; accepting at the comic grading processor, a quick scan code from a mobile device; and sending from the comic book grading processor to the mobile device a grading report comprising the grade and grading notes indicated by the quick response code. A system is disclosed for practicing the method..
Michael Bornstein Cbcs Comics


05/26/16
20160146764 

Integrated analyzer for process monitoring during processing and upgrading of natural gas


A gas chromatographic method for analyzing natural gas and a natural gas upgrading system using the gas chromatographic method for analyzing natural gas. The method includes transporting the natural gas through a chiller, transporting the natural gas from the chiller to at least two gas upgrading membranes, and operating a gas chromatographic system having at least one upstream gas chromatograph and at least two downstream gas chromatographs.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


05/26/16
20160146517 

Heat recovery and upgrading method and compressor for using in said method


A heat recovery and upgrading method includes cycles of the subsequent steps of providing a working fluid including a liquid phase in a working fluid stream; transferring heat to the working fluid stream to partially evaporate working fluid in liquid phase to obtain a two-phase working fluid stream in liquid phase and gas phase; compressing the two-phase working fluid stream so as to increase a temperature and pressure of the working fluid and to evaporate working fluid in liquid phase; and transferring heat from the working fluid stream by element of condensation of working fluid. In the first step he working fluid is preferably in a predominantly single-phase working fluid stream in liquid phase when heat is transferred to the working fluid.
P.t.i.


05/26/16
20160145509 

Process to upgrade partially converted vacuum residua


Processes for upgrading partially converted vacuum residua hydrocarbon feeds are disclosed. The upgrading processes may include: steam stripping the partially converted vacuum residua to generate a first distillate and a first residuum; solvent deasphalting the first residuum stream to generate a deasphalted oil and an asphaltenes fraction; vacuum fractionating the deasphalted oil to recover a deasphalted gas oil distillate and a heavy deasphalted residuum; contacting the first distillate and the deasphalted gas oil distillate and hydrogen in the presence of a first hydroconversion catalyst to produce a product; contacting the heavy deasphalted residuum stream and hydrogen in the presence of a second hydroconversion catalyst to produce an effluent; and fractionating the effluent to recover a hydrocracked atmospheric residua and a hydrocracked atmospheric distillate.
Lummus Technology Inc.


05/26/16
20160145505 

Partial upgrading heavy hydrocarbons


Systems and methods for partially upgrading a produced heavy hydrocarbon resource at the production site (at the pad or a central processing facility) using indirect hydrogen addition, comprising a blender for blending the hydrocarbon with a hydrogen donator and a reactor for elevating the mixture to a temperature sufficient to hydrogenate the hydrocarbon to an api level required for pipeline specifications. The partially upgraded hydrocarbon can then be transported by pipeline to a refinery for further processing.
Husky Oil Operations Limited


05/26/16
20160145499 

Process for heavy oil upgrading in a double-wall reactor


A process for reducing coke formation during hydrocarbon upgrading reactions using a double-wall reactor comprising the steps of feeding a heated feed water to a shell-side volume of the double-wall reactor to produce a heat transfer stream, the double-wall reactor comprising an exterior wall and an interior wall, a reaction section volume, a heating element configured to heat the heat transfer stream, wherein heat is transferred from the heat transfer stream to the reaction section volume, feeding the hot water return exiting the shell-side volume through a filter; mixing the filtered water stream with a heated hydrocarbon feedstock; feeding the mixed stream to the reaction section volume in a configuration counter-current to the heat transfer stream; reacting the reaction flow stream at a reaction temperature, wherein the heat transferred to the reaction section volume is operable to maintain the reaction temperature above the critical temperature of water.. .
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


05/26/16
20160145485 

Degradable material for downhole applications


In one aspect, degradable material is disclosed, including: a polyurethane component with a first degradation rate in a downhole environment; and a corrosive additive component with a second degradation rate that is higher than a first degradation rate in the downhole environment. In another aspect, a method of temporarily sealing a downhole zone is disclosed, including: providing a polyurethane component with a first degradation rate in a downhole environment; providing a corrosive additive component with a second degradation rate that is higher than a first degradation rate in the downhole environment; mixing the polyurethane component and the corrosive additive component to form a degradable material; sealing the downhole zone with the degradable material; exposing the degradable material to the downhole environment; and degrading the degradable material..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


05/26/16
20160145398 

Method for manufacturing lignin degradation product


Provided is a method for producing a lignin degradation product that includes (1) a degradation step of degrading a raw material containing a plant biomass, in a mixed solvent of water and an aliphatic alcohol having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms, which separates into two phases at 0° c. Or higher and 50° c.
National University Corporation Hokkaido University


05/26/16
20160144351 

Catalysts useful for biomass pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading


Catalysts useful in transforming biomass to bio-oil are disclosed, as are methods for making such catalysts, and methods of transforming biomass to bio-oil. The catalysts are especially useful for, but are not limited to, microwave- and induction-heating based pyrolysis of biomass, solid waste, and other carbon containing materials into bio-oil.
Board Of Suervisiors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College


05/19/16
20160142946 

Multiple sim multiple network diversity for enhancing call connectivity


Methods and devices are disclosed for establishing a second call during a first call on a multi-sim communication device. A quality of the first call between a calling party and a called party using a first subscription for a first network may be determined to be degrading.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/19/16
20160140858 

Grading ontological links based on certainty of evidential statements


Mechanisms for evaluating a link between information concept entities are provided. A set of evidential data specifying a plurality of information concept entities is received and a link between at least two information concept entities in the set of evidential data is generated.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160140572 

System and data breach readiness and prediction


A system for data breach readiness comprising computer executable code for presenting a questionnaire relating to data security practices; grading the answers to the questionnaire to determine a readiness score; presenting a task list comprising a list of tasks to be accomplished before a thresh hold readiness score is achieved; and presenting a user interface to update the task list to show that an entry in the task list has been completed.. .
Csr Professional Services, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140446 

Grading sources and managing evidence for intelligence analysis


Mechanisms for evaluating an evidential statement in a corpus of evidence are provided. An evidential statement is received for determining a level of confidence in a hypothetical ontological link of an ontology.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160139228 

A multi-echo length and offset varied saturation (me-lovars) chemical exchange saturation transfer (cest) mr imaging


The present invention provides a novel approach for cest mr imaging, called multi-echo length and offset varied saturation (me-lovars) cest. This method allows efficient collection of additional cest data without penalty in scan time, which could be useful for enhancing the contrast, increasing the specificity or improving quantification of exchange.
The Johns Hopkins University


05/19/16
20160138035 

Consolidated pretreatment and hydrolysis of plant biomass expressing cell wall degrading enzymes


Methods for consolidated pretreatment and hydrolysis of genetically engineered plants expressing cell wall degrading enzymes are provided. Expression cassettes and vectors for making transgenic plants are described.
Agrivida, Inc.


05/19/16
20160137701 

Secretagogues derived from oxalobacter formigenes


The present invention relates to a secretagogue compound derived from oxalate degrading bacteria, for use in the treatment of an oxalate related disease and/or oxalate related imbalance in a subject, wherein the administration of the secretagogue results in a reduction of urinary oxalate and/or plasma oxalate in the subject. The invention further relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising such a secretagogue compound, a method for treating a subject suffering from an oxalate related disease, and to a method for preparing a secretagogue..
Oxthera Intellectual Property Ab


05/19/16
20160136522 

System for upgrading and screening of task and its implementing method


A system for upgrading and screening of task and its implementing method is provided, which is mainly formed by at least one mobile information device and a task database. The task database receives a creation application of a task stronghold submitted from the mobile information device.
Unique Monster Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160136230 

Novel compounds


Or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, compositions, combinations and medicaments containing said compounds and processes for their preparation. The invention also relates to the use of said compounds, combinations, compositions and medicaments, for example as inhibitors of the activity of the estrogen receptor, including degrading the estrogen receptor, the treatment of diseases and conditions mediated by the estrogen receptor..

05/19/16
20160135522 

Detachable wrist coach


A detachable wrist coach has a detachable sheet of football plays in a transparent pocket joined to a sweatband by hook-and-loop fasteners. The detachable sheet can be separated from the sweatband so that the sweatband can be cleaned without degrading the transparent pocket or getting water into it.
Sound Shore Innovations L.l.c.


05/19/16
20160135472 

Method of producing a baked product with alpha-amylase, lipase and phospholipase


The present invention provides a method of producing a baked product having reduced crumb elasticity, said method comprising adding a raw starch degrading alpha-amylase, a lipase and a phospholipase to dough ingredients comprising flour, water, and yeast and mixing to prepare a dough; leavening the dough; and baking the dough to obtain the baked product.. .
Novozymes A/s


05/12/16
20160134476 

Method for controlling changes in a computer system


The present disclosure relates to a computer implemented method for controlling changes in at least a first and a second computer system, the first computer system comprising a first development server that is connected to a production server, wherein the production server comprises a first application having a first configuration, wherein the first configuration comprises at least one of a software and hardware configuration, wherein the first development server is configured to perform at least one of providing and modifying the first application at the first development server by generating a modified configuration from the first configuration, the second computer system comprising a second development server for upgrading the first application using the modified first application. The method comprises providing a central management module that is in communication with the first computer system and the second computer system; providing an input data interface; configuring the first computer system to communicate with the central management module via the input data interface; receiving at the central management module from the first computer sys-tem via the input data interface data indicative of a change in the first configuration, the change resulting in a second application having a second configuration, wherein the second configuration comprises at least one of a software and hardware configuration; processing by the central management module the received data for determining at least one component of the second computer system that are affected by the change; determining by the central management module using the determined components at least one update task for implementing the change in the second computer system..

05/12/16
20160133361 

Material comprising reduced graphene oxide, a device comprising the material and a producing the material


The present invention relates to a material comprising reduced graphene oxide, wherein the degree of reduction of the graphene oxide exhibits a spatial variation so that the material exhibits a gradient in the electric conductivity and/or permittivity. The material can for example be used in an electric device for purposes of field grading and/or dissipation of charges.
Abb Technology Ltd


05/12/16
20160132584 

System and dynamically clustering data items


A method for dynamically clustering data items, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of data items originating from at least two sources, a plurality of distinct metadata details, and data indicative of associations between the data items and the metadata details, wherein each data item is associated with at least one metadata detail indicative of its owner, and wherein at least a first data item originating from a first source and a second data item originating from a second source are related data items associated with at least one shared metadata detail; grading probabilities of relationships between at least one of the data items and at least one of the metadata details; clustering the data items into one or more clusters, based on the calculated probabilities; and, optionally, sharing clusters and meta-clusters between users.. .
Sphereup Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132550 

Methods for maintaining infrastructure equipment and related apparatus


Apparatus and methods for managing and upgrading components in an infrastructure are provided. Records relating to components may be retrieved from a database and separated into subsets based on conditions of those components, the types of those components, deterioration models of those components, and/or other factors.
Copperleaf Technologies Inc.


05/12/16
20160132318 

Notifications framework for distributed software upgrades


Techniques for managing an upgrade operation comprising multiple upgrade process executing on multiple host machines (or hosts) for upgrading software applications on the multiple hosts. Techniques are disclosed for managing notifications that are generated by the multiple upgrade processes during execution, and more particular, techniques for reducing the number of notifications that are sent to a user.
Oracle International Corporation


05/12/16
20160132316 

Timing report framework for distributed software upgrades


Techniques for concurrently upgrading one or more software applications hosted by one or multiple hosts. Checkpoint data associated with the upgrade processes executing on the multiple hosts may be generated during the overall upgrade operation.
Oracle International Corporation


05/12/16
20160130620 

Biocatalyst for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose, and manufacturing hydrolysate and biofuel using the same


The present disclosure relates to a method for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose and for boosting effect on the cellulase activity using a specific catalyst. Since the present disclosure allows for the preparation of sugars by degrading not only lignin but also cellulose and hemicellulose using the enzymes which were previously known only as lignin-degrading biocatalysts, it provides the advantage that the preparation of a hydrolysate as a source material for the production of biofuels or biochemicals from lignocellulosic biomass can be simplified and facilitated.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


05/12/16
20160128978 

Pharmaceutical for improving dysphagia


A dysphagia improving composition characterized in that a substance having an inhibitory action on an angiotensin converting enzyme, which is a degrading enzyme of substance p, is administered locally in a dosage not influencing blood pressure, and a pharmaceutical for improving dysphagia containing the composition.. .
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127215 

Packet loss and bandwidth coordination


A method of transmitting a stream of packets over a network, the method comprising the steps of: a transmitting device maintaining a measure of network quality; analyzing the measure of network quality so as to determine whether the bandwidth of the network is degrading, beyond a predetermined threshold, the network quality for a transmission over the network; the transmitting device determining a transmission bitrate and a proportion of redundancy in dependence on the analysis; the transmitting device packetising media data and redundancy data in dependence on the determined proportion to generate a stream of packets; and the transmitting device transmitting the generated stream at a rate commensurate with the determined transmission bitrate.. .
Imagination Technologies Limited


05/05/16
20160126793 

Structure for preventing scattering of magnet and retaining magnet for rotating electrical machine


In a rotating electrical machine, in the case where a cylindrical component is fixed by press fitting or the like, the opening edge of the cylindrical component is widened toward the end to provide peeps for facilitating the insertion of the cylindrical component. However, the outer shape of a rotor expands due to the peeps, and a gap needs to be provided between the rotor and a stator in consideration of the expanded portion of the outer shape, which causes the degradation of the performance of the rotating electrical machine.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125645 

Grading and monitoring of a geographical region


A grading and monitoring system that evaluates a quality of index of a neighborhood via satellite images in described. The system utilizes a fuzzy-logic rule based technique in determining the quality of the neighborhood.
Umm Al-qura University


05/05/16
20160124741 

Orchestration of software applications upgrade using automatic hang detection


In an upgrade infrastructure performing an overall upgrade operation comprising multiple upgrade processes being executed, possibly concurrently, on multiple hosts for upgrading one or more software applications hosted by hosts, automated hang detection mechanisms are disclosed for quickly, efficiently, and automatically detecting when one or more of the upgrade process are in a hang state. Different hang detection techniques are described including a metadata-driven hang detection mechanism and a code-driven hang detection mechanism..
Oracle International Corporation


05/05/16
20160122667 

Upgrading hydrocarbon pyrolysis products


The invention relates to a process for upgrading pyrolysis tar, such as steam cracker tar, in the presence of a utility fluid. The utility fluid contains 2-ring and/or 3-ring aromatics and has solubility blending number (sbn)≧120.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


05/05/16
20160121013 

Fibres, a process for producing such fibres and a wound dressing incorporating them


Multi component fibres for the reduction of the damaging activity of wound exudate components such as protein degrading enzymes and inflammatory mediators in wounds, the fibres comprising: from 10% to 100% by weight of the fibres of pectin and a sacrificial proteinaceous material in a weight ratio of 100:0 to 10:90 pectin to sacrificial proteinaceous material and from 0% to 90% by weight of the fibres of another polysaccharide or a water soluble polymer.. .
Convatec Technologies Inc.


04/28/16
20160115466 

Enzyme and uses thereof


The present invention relates generally to methods and materials relating to newly characterised enzymes from pusillimonas noertemannii, or variants thereof, capable degrading poly-γ-d-glutamic acid, for example as is present in the capsule of b. Anthracis.
Ucl Business Plc


04/28/16
20160115410 

Upgrading coal fines using microalgae


A method for upgrading coal fines by separating out at least some mineral components is provided. The method comprises the treatment of optionally graded coal fines with micro-algae in aqueous medium to form a slurry under conditions that permit adsorption of micro-algae onto particles of coal fines.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


04/28/16
20160115093 

Method for upgrading hydrocarbon using c4, c5 and c6 streams


The present disclosure relates to a method for upgrading hydrocarbon using c4, c5 and c6 streams, and more specifically, to a method for upgrading hydrocarbons using c4, c5 and c6 streams. The method includes the steps of: preparing c4, c5 and c6 streams, which are the products of naphtha catalytic cracking (ncc) process, heavy oil upgrading process, thermal cracking process, or fluidized catalytic cracking (fcc or rfcc) process; oligomerizing the c4, c5 and c6 streams with a catalyst to produce branched unsaturated hydrocarbons; and fractional distillating the branched unsaturated hydrocarbons to separate into c14-18 products or c32-40 products..
Sk Energy Co., Ltd.


04/21/16
20160110528 

Methods and systems for using behavioral analysis towards efficient continuous authentication


A computing device processor may be configured with processor-executable instructions to implement methods of using behavioral analysis and machine learning techniques to identify, prevent, correct, and/or otherwise respond to malicious or performance-degrading behaviors of the computing device. As part of these operations, the processor may perform multifactor authentication operations that include determining one or more of a transaction type criticality value, a user confidence value, a software integrity confidence value, and a historical behavior value, using the one or more of these values to determine a number of authentication factors that are be evaluated when authenticating a user of the computing device, and authenticating the user by evaluating the determined number of authentication factors..

04/21/16
20160110181 

Method and device for upgrading a router


A method for upgrading a first router apparatus of at least two router apparatuses communicating with a terminal and a server includes detecting whether an application in the first router apparatus needs to be upgraded and, if the application needs to be upgraded, acquiring an upgrade file from the server through a communication link between a second router apparatus of the at least two router apparatuses and the server. The method further includes sending the upgrade file to the first router apparatus..



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