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02/04/16
20160036354 
 Roadway renewable energy generation system and method patent thumbnailnew patent Roadway renewable energy generation system and method
A roadway renewable energy generation system and method, that includes a plurality of plunger devices, electrically connected in series, and each plunger device configured to generate a predetermined amount of electricity, through reciprocating linear motion, when actuated by an object; a plurality of grooves formed within a ground surface configured to house the plurality of plunger devices therein, wherein a top portion of each plunger device extends a predetermined distance above the ground surface; a transformer configured to transform the electricity generated by the plurality of plunger devices; and a storage device configured to store the electricity from the transformer. The system is embedded into roadways and parking garages/ramp entrances, for example, to enable electricity generated when each plunger device is depressed as the vehicle tires pass over the roadways to be stored and reused for electric vehicles and power/utility grids..

02/04/16
20160036070 
 Dynamically controlled heat exchange for cascading startup of fuel cell grids patent thumbnailnew patent Dynamically controlled heat exchange for cascading startup of fuel cell grids
A “cascading startup controller” provides various techniques for quickly and efficiently initializing grids of interconnected fuel cells. In general, the cascading startup controller dynamically controls heat exchange between fuel cells in the grid to produce a cascading startup of the fuel cell grid via an expanding pattern of excess thermal energy routing from hotter fuel cell stacks to cooler fuel cell stacks.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160034443 
 Method and  displaying data grids patent thumbnailnew patent Method and displaying data grids
A system and method for facilitating displaying data in a table via a web-based data grid. The example method includes rendering a first table and then rendering a second table via a layer overlaid on the first table.
Oracle International Corporation


02/04/16
20160032281 
 Functionalized grids for locating and imaging biological specimens and methods of using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Functionalized grids for locating and imaging biological specimens and methods of using the same
A functionalized specimen support for use in charged particle microscopy is provided that includes a specimen support surface configured to support specimens during an interrogation of the specimens with a charged particle microscope, the specimen support surface having functionalized sites, each functionalized site configured to maintain position of a portion of one of the specimens at the functionalized site by way of attachment, attraction, or a combination thereof.. .
Fei Company


01/28/16
20160028071 
 Light-weight bipolar valve regulated lead acid batteries and method patent thumbnailLight-weight bipolar valve regulated lead acid batteries and method
Light-weight vrla batteries comprise a thin lead substrate that is supported by non-conductive, preferably plastic frames that provide structural stability to accommodate stress and strain in the bipole assembly. In particularly preferred batteries, the plastic frames are laser welded together and phantom grids and electrode materials are coupled to the respective sides of the lead substrate.
East Penn Manufacturing Co.


01/28/16
20160025867 
 Ct detector patent thumbnailCt detector
A ct detector, comprising: a detector module that includes multiple scintillators having gaps there between and for constituting two-dimensional discrete pixels; a collimator plate located above one side of the detector module receiving x-rays, for guiding the x-rays to the corresponding two-dimensional discrete pixels; and further comprising grids located between the detector module and the collimator plate, for blocking the x-rays emitted to the gaps.. .
Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Llc


01/28/16
20160022068 
 Portable beverage container patent thumbnailPortable beverage container
A personalized cooler (10) includes a hollow container body (12) in which a liquid is stored. A cap (14) is threadably screwed onto an open top of the container to prevent the liquid contents of the container from being spilled.

01/21/16
20160019994 
 High density grids patent thumbnailHigh density grids
An x-ray data collection grid device is provided that includes a magnetic base that is compatible with robotic sample mounting systems used at synchrotron beamlines, a grid element fixedly attached to the magnetic base, where the grid element includes at least one sealable sample window disposed through a planar synchrotron-compatible material, where the planar synchrotron-compatible material includes at least one automated x-ray positioning and fluid handling robot fiducial mark.. .
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


01/21/16
20160019214 
 High-performance gridded data storage, arrangement and extraction patent thumbnailHigh-performance gridded data storage, arrangement and extraction
A high-performance gridded database protocol for storing, arranging, and extracting gridded data includes associating values for a single grid cell and storing them together to extract as many useful values as possible from a single read operation. Gridded data is stored in a geographically-indexed cylindrical grid that permits efficient data extraction for a particular location while maximizing efficiency of read operations.
Iteris, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018519 
 High frequency acoustic spectrum imaging patent thumbnailHigh frequency acoustic spectrum imaging
A method and a device for high frequency acoustic spectrum imaging for an object over a field of view. A camera captures an image of the object.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


01/14/16
20160010879 

Electric water heater systems for power grids with distributed generation


Systems and methods for storing power from distributed generation systems or other loads and sources that affect line voltage are disclosed. In embodiments, a water heater can be powered in a way that absorbs excess power from the grid by heating water when a controller senses excess power generation in the grid.
Cooper Technologies Company


01/14/16
20160008704 

Multi-player casino table and dice game with side bets


Method and apparatus for original table (10) and dice game for casino play is disclosed. Game expands childhood pastime tic-tac-toe for multiple players.

12/31/15
20150379697 

Distortion meshes against chromatic aberrations


Systems and methods may provide a plurality of distortion meshes that compensate for radial and chromatic aberrations created by optical lenses. The plurality of distortion meshes may include different lens specific parameters that allow the distortion meshes to compensate for chromatic aberrations created within received images.

12/31/15
20150379470 

Method of automatically re-organizing structured data in a reporting system based on screen size by executing computer-executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium


A method of automatically re-organizing structured data in a reporting system based on screen size calculated an initial layout for data containers in a report, checks to see if any of the data containers are obscured by the right display edge, and re-arranges the data containers so that no containers are obscured. A similar process is performed on any data grids with obscured columns.

12/31/15
20150377936 

Distributed control of electric power grids


A method for determining power output levels of a plurality of nodes in an electric power system includes receiving, at a first node of the plurality of nodes, voltage information and multipliers of all neighboring nodes of the first node within the electric power system, determining, by the first node, a local power generation and a local voltage using the voltage information and the multipliers of the neighboring nodes and distributing the local power generation and the local voltage to the neighboring nodes, determining, by the first node, an estimated voltage of each of the neighboring nodes and distributing the estimated voltage to each of the neighboring nodes, and updating, by the first node, a local multiplier using the voltage information received from the neighboring nodes and the estimated voltage of each of the neighboring nodes determined by the node.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


12/31/15
20150374350 

Occlusion device having varying angle flat disk


Disclosed is an occlusion device having an angle variable flat disk, comprising a single-layer disk (4), a plug (6) and a waist (5) connecting the single-layer disk (4) and the plug (6). The single-layer disk (4) is braided from elastic strands and comprises a plurality of radially-arranged support rods (40).
Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150368801 

Plasma process chambers employing distribution grids having focusing surfaces thereon enabling angled fluxes to reach a substrate, and related methods


Plasma process chambers employing distribution grids having focusing surfaces thereon enabling angled fluxes to reach a substrate, and associated methods are disclosed. A distribution grid is disposed in a chamber between the plasma and a substrate.
Applied Materials, Inc.


12/17/15
20150366105 

Configurable heat transfer grids and related methods


Configurable heat transfer grids that provide cooling to computing components are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a configurable heat transfer grid comprising a cooling frame and one or more cooling elements.
Birchbridge Incorporated


12/17/15
20150365033 

Grid-connected induction machine with controllable power factor


A method and system for controlling the power factor of induction machines connected to power distribution grids are provided. In some embodiments, the method can comprise inserting an adjustable voltage source in series with one or more windings of a grid-connected induction machine such that the adjustable voltage source can be adjusted to manipulate the phase angle of the current flowing through the one or more windings relative to the phase angle of the grid voltage.
The Governors Of The University Of Alberta


12/17/15
20150364349 

Dual chamber plasma etcher with ion accelerator


The embodiments herein generally deal with semiconductor processing methods and apparatus. More specifically, the embodiments relate to methods and apparatus for etching a semiconductor substrate.
Lam Research Corporation


12/17/15
20150364339 

Dual chamber plasma etcher with ion accelerator


The embodiments herein generally deal with semiconductor processing methods and apparatus. More specifically, the embodiments relate to methods and apparatus for etching a semiconductor substrate.
Lam Research Corporation


12/17/15
20150360575 

Vehicle with ac-to-dc inverter system for vehicle-to-grid power integration


Vehicles that are capable of connecting to the ac grid are described that comprise a prime mover and at least one motor generator. In one embodiment, a vehicle may be constructed as a plug-in hybrid system and using the powertrain under controller instruction to either place power on an ac power line (to service ac grids) or to draw power from the ac power line to add electrical energy to the batteries on the vehicle.
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.


12/03/15
20150349531 

Energy storage system and modular communication


An energy storage system is provided that is adapted to simultaneously carry out control and system tasks in non-local and local power supply grids and to a method for operating such an energy supply system. The energy storage system has a modular structure and comprises more than one energy storage modules that are connected to each other via data lines.
Enrichment Technology Company Ltd..


12/03/15
20150347643 

Physical aware technology mapping in synthesis


A method of performing physical aware technology mapping in a logic synthesis phase of design of an integrated circuit and a system to perform physical aware technology mapping are described. The system includes a memory device to store a logic design of the integrated circuit, and a processor to subdivide a core area representing a sub-block of the integrated circuit into equal-sized grids, the core area including one or more input ports and one or more output ports, to determine a location of each latch in a logic design based on an algorithm, to determine a location of each combinational logic gate in the logic design, and to obtain the technology mapping based on the locations of the one or more latches, the locations of the one or more combinational logic gates, and associated path delays..
International Business Machines Corporation


12/03/15
20150347640 

Physical aware technology mapping in synthesis


A method of performing physical aware technology mapping in a logic synthesis phase of design of an integrated circuit and a system to perform physical aware technology mapping are described. The method includes subdividing a core area representing a sub-block of the integrated circuit into equal-sized grids.
International Business Machines Corporation


11/26/15
20150338970 

Electrically-conductive article with improved bus region


Electrically-conductive articles are prepared to have electrically-conductive silver metal electrode grids and electrically-conductive silver connector wire patterns (bus lines) on one or both supporting sides of a transparent substrate. The electrically-conductive silver connector wire patterns are designed with at least one silver main wire that comprises two or more adjacent silver micro-wires in bundled patterns.

11/26/15
20150338969 

Article with electrically-conductive silver connector wire pattern


Electrically-conductive articles are prepared to have electrically-conductive silver metal electrode grids and electrically-conductive silver connector wire patterns (bus lines) on one or both supporting sides of a transparent substrate. The electrically-conductive silver connector wire patterns are designed with at least one silver main wire that comprises two or more adjacent silver micro-wires in bundled patterns.

11/26/15
20150338739 

Method for preparing transparent conductive silver patterns


Electrically-conductive articles are prepared to have electrically-conductive silver metal electrode grids and electrically-conductive silver connector wire patterns (bus lines) on one or both supporting sides of a transparent substrate. The electrically-conductive silver connector wire patterns are designed with one silver main wire that comprises two or more adjacent silver micro-wires in bundled patterns.

11/26/15
20150338738 

Method for preparing electrically-conductive silver images


Electrically-conductive articles are prepared to have electrically-conductive silver metal electrode grids on one or both supporting sides of a transparent substrate. Such articles are prepared by imagewise exposing conductive film element precursors having photosensitive silver halide layers, followed by development, fixing, and conductivity enhancement.
Eastman Kodak Company


11/26/15
20150338623 

Pneumatic parabolic mirror solar energy collector and grids made thereof


The pole or centre structure is anchored and hinged at the base so the pneumatic mirror can be articulated to face towards the sun, thus focussing the energy to whatever device is at the focal point.. .

11/26/15
20150336040 

Air purification device


An air purification device, including: a main body, a frame, a wind wheel holder, and wind wheels. The frame is disposed outside the main body.
Firmstars Household Appliances Shenzhen Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150333517 

Self forming microgrids


Self forming microgrids are disclosed. An electrical microgrid includes multiple power domains and power cables coupling the power domains together.
Solantro Semiconductor Corp.


11/12/15
20150326304 

World-wide, wide-band, low-latency, mobile internet and system therefor


The system includes ground-based, multi-channel, radio frequency transmitting and receiving broadcasting grids that are capable of providing content to multiple users via cell towers and low-altitude, optical transmitting and receiving satellites that are in optical communication with the ground-based, multi-channel, rf transmitting and receiving broadcasting grids. The method includes transmitting optical and/or rf signals between at least one of the ground-based, multi-channel, rf transmitting and receiving broadcasting grids and at least one of the low-altitude, optical transmitting and receiving satellites..

11/12/15
20150325716 

Manufacture and structure for photovoltaics including metal-rich silicide


Photovoltaic devices are formed with electroplated metal grids that are effectively adhered to the devices. Metal-rich silicides, such as nickel silicides, are formed on the devices by annealing.
International Business Machines Corporation


11/12/15
20150324499 

Hash fast marching simulation of surface evolution in photoresist etching process


Disclosed is a hash fast marching method for simulation of surface evolution in a photoresist etching process, including: dividing a substrate into grids and determining an etching speed matrix, initializing a grid point time value, building a hash table and a minimum heap, marching forward and performing an update, and repeating the foregoing steps until a time value of a minimum root node is not smaller than a preset photoresist etching (photoresist development) time. In the invention method, calculation is performed only for grid points in a narrow band (narrowband) around the established surface, and this narrow band only has a width of one grid point, so that higher iteration efficiency is achieved..
Southeast University


11/05/15
20150318702 

Mobile energy storage module


A mobile energy storage module is provided having a high energy storage capacity and output. An energy storage system having such energy storage modules and to a method for adjusting the energy storage system to the demands in the power supply grids is also disclosed.
Enrichment Technology Company Ltd.


11/05/15
20150318701 

Energy storage system


An energy storage system is provided with one or more local energy storage systems and a procedure to operate such an energy storage system. The local energy storage systems are connected to a non-local power supply grid and/or one or more local power supply grids each compromising at least one local control unit, which is intended at least for control of the respective energy storage system for localized regulating and system tasks (lrs) for the one or more respective local power supply grids.
Enrichment Technology Company Ltd.


11/05/15
20150317666 

Collaborative reward system


An advertisement that includes a discount percentage value is received from an advertiser and converted to an ad point value. An indication of a redemption of the advertisement by a shopper is received.

11/05/15
20150317027 

Method for measuring touching position, touching energy and display device thereof


The present invention is a method for measuring touching position, touching energy and display device thereof. While touching position is measured, at least two sensors are installed in dispersing form under the sensing panel of touch control equipment.

11/05/15
20150316848 

Conductive element precursor and conductive pattern formation


A black-and-white silver halide conductive film element precursor has at least one first non-color hydrophilic photosensitive layer comprising a silver halide and a first hydrophilic overcoat disposed over the first non-color hydrophilic photosensitive layer. This first hydrophilic overcoat is the outermost layer and contains one or more immobilized radiation absorbers such as immobilized ultraviolet radiation absorbers, in a total amount of at least 5 mg/m2.

10/29/15
20150311717 

Energy storage installation


An energy storage system is provided that is adapted to simultaneously carry out control and system tasks in non-local and local power supply grids and to a method for operating such an energy supply system. The energy storage system comprises at least one energy storage module and a system storage capacity and system output, wherein the energy storage system is at least intended for connection to a non-local power supply grid for the execution of received, non-localized control and system tasks in the non-local power supply grid and for connection to one or more local power supply grids for the execution of received, localized control and system tasks in the local power supply grid(s), and is adapted to be connected to a communication network via at least one interface and to receive at least the non-localized control and system tasks via the communication network..
Enrichment Technology Company Ltd.


10/29/15
20150311713 

Service-based approach toward management of grid-tied microgrids


Systems and methods are disclosed for providing service based interactions between a utility and a microgrid by adjusting power flow profile at a point of common coupling (pcc) between a microgrid and a utility, wherein the power flow profile is adjusted to achieve a predetermined objective function based on a utility request; delivering different services to the utility at different periods of time by altering its internal operation of distributed generators, energy storage units, and demands as a multi-purpose microgrid; and managing the microgrid to deliver services to the utility and reduce its operational cost simultaneously.. .
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


10/29/15
20150311360 

Photovoltaic devices with electroplated metal grids


One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a photovoltaic structure and a front-side metal grid situated above the photovoltaic structure.
Solarcity Corporation


10/22/15
20150303692 

Architecture and management system and device for micro-grids with energy generation, storage and consumption, of the totally integrated, dynamic and self-configurable type


Architecture system of a local grid made up of at least two single nodes constituting micro-grids, each managed by a self-configurable node controller that is also connected to the controllers of the other nodes and to the single energy generation, storage and consumption elements of its own node, the elements being variable in their configuration and dynamic in their behaviour; the controller also optimizing the energy transfers according to specific management logics of the routine and sub-routine type.. .
Regal Grid Srl


10/22/15
20150303021 

High aspect ratio x-ray targets and uses of same


An x-ray target, a method of using the x-ray target, and a computer program product with instructions for carrying out a method of using the x-ray target. The x-ray target includes a substrate made from a soft x-ray producing material and a high aspect ratio structure made from a hard x-ray producing material.
Fei Company


10/15/15
20150295409 

Micro-grid operation system with smart energy management


A micro-grid operation system with smart energy management including a power supply system, three micro-grids and an energy management unit is provided. The power supply system generates three phase ac power sources.

10/15/15
20150292999 

Method and measuring dynamic panel stiffness of outer panel for automobile parts


A method of measuring panel stiffness of an automobile part outer panel by pushing an indenter onto a surface of the panel in a pushing direction intersecting the surface under a load to deform the panel and measuring deformation of the panel includes arranging grids in a lattice form to a surface of a site of the panel; arranging markers previously knowing three-dimensional position information on a periphery of the site; pushing the indenter onto the surface of the site under the load and moving the indenter in a direction perpendicular to the pushing direction, during which the grids on the surface deformed by loading of the indenter are simultaneously and repeatedly shot from plural positions by plural cameras; and calculating position information of the grids corresponding to the markers based on the image data to measure change in deformation of the panel associated with movement of the indenter.. .

10/15/15
20150290873 

Sonotrode and anvil energy director grids for narrow/complex ultrasonic welds of improved durability


A specially designed sonotrode and anvil are adapted to be used in combination for ultrasonic welding of work pieces, to produce a narrower weld region, but one exhibiting greater durability, thereby permitting use of less packaging material. The contact surfaces comprise a surface of the anvil having a plurality of energy directors, where the plurality of energy directors are arranged into a three-dimensional grid pattern to be capable of distributed vibration-transmissive contact.

10/15/15
20150290503 

Top crown of a golf club head


A top crown of a golf club head has a crown body and multiple reinforcing ribs formed on at least one of an inner surface and an outer surface of the crown body. The reinforcing ribs are arranged as a mesh including multiple grids.

10/08/15
20150287567 

Grid assembly and ion beam etching apparatus


An object of the invention is to provide a grid assembly which is easy to assemble and is high in assembly reproducibility, and an ion beam etching apparatus including it. A grid assembly is constructed of three grids each in the shape of a circular plate, which are stacked one on top of another.

10/01/15
20150280458 

Facility for controlling charge current for storage units in electrical energy supply grids connecting distributed generators and distributed storage units, among others


The invention essentially relates to a facility for charge current control of storage units in an electrical energy supply grid including, among others, distributed generators and distributed storage units, in which a logic unit is present such that, a storage charge current value can be determined for the storage unit as a function of control variables transferred via a communication system of measurement variables determined at the storage and of locally held internal control variables. This represents an important component for achieving the optimum possible overall utilization of the distributed and multiple-use energy storage..

10/01/15
20150278582 

Image processor comprising face recognition system with face recognition based on two-dimensional grid transform


An image processing system comprises an image processor having image processing circuitry and an associated memory. The image processor is configured to implement a face recognition system utilizing the image processing circuitry and the memory, the face recognition system comprising a face recognition module.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd


09/24/15
20150269674 

Tabs based drag and drop graphical trading interface


The interface comprises one or more grids, each grid typically associated with a specific security. Gui objects or icons representing orders of a specific quantity may be dragged and dropped onto the grid to place, change, or cancel orders.

09/24/15
20150269225 

System and parallelizing grid search method facilitating determination of pk-pd parameters


Disclosed is a system and method for parallelizing grid search technique facilitating determination of pk-pd parameters. The method may comprise determining number of grids.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


09/17/15
20150263522 

Powergrid operation and supervision system


Various aspects of the disclosure provide for an integrated system to facilitate operational and supervisory functions for transmission and distribution power grids. The system can facilitate switching operations for the power grid as well as providing an integrated planning, scheduling, and logging of power grid supervisory functions in order to reduce human error, improve labor efficiencies, and provide tools to assist in daily work plan assignments.
Alstom Grid Inc.


09/17/15
20150262486 

Enriching driving experience with cloud assistance


Described is a technology by which driver safety technology such as collision detection is implemented via mobile device (e.g., smartphone) sensors and a cloud service that processes data received from vehicles associated with the devices. Trajectory-related data is received at the cloud service and used to predict collisions between vehicles and/or lane departures of vehicles.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


09/17/15
20150261223 

Adaptive mapping with spatial summaries of sensor data


A system and method for mapping parameter data acquired by a robot mapping system is disclosed. Parameter data characterizing the environment is collected while the robot localizes itself within the environment using landmarks.
Irobot Corporation


09/17/15
20150260017 

Generating unconstrained voronoi grids in a domain containing complex internal boundaries


Unstructured grids are automatically constructed in a domain containing complex internal boundaries. Simulation grids are constructed for reservoirs or fields which contain complex fault planes.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


09/17/15
20150260016 

Modeling intersecting faults and complex wellbores in reservoir simulation


Orthogonal unstructured grids are automatically constructed for a field or reservoir model with two types of internal boundaries: complex wells and faults, or other discontinuities. The methodology is used to constructed simulation grids for reservoirs or fields which contains both complex fault planes and multi-lateral wells.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


09/10/15
20150254822 

Multi-scale large radius edge-preserving low-pass filtering


A method of large-radius edge-preserving low-pass filtering a digital signal having data points, including computing weighted averages of a signal layer at vertices in at least two grids, the vertices in each grid being a different subset of the data points such that in each grid an amount of the vertices is less than an amount of the data points; and producing, for each of the data points, a large-radius edge-preserving low-pass filtered signal based on the weighted averages of the signal layer at vertices in the at least two grids neighboring the data point.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


09/10/15
20150254521 

Region extraction from occupancy grids


Systems and methods for extracting regions from occupancy grids are provided. One example method includes performing a plurality of assignment iterations.
Google Inc.


09/10/15
20150252538 

Geocell laying machine with equipment for geocell storage and expansion during the laying thereof


The invention relates to construction using geogrids. The application proposes a refined geogrid laying machine, comprising equipment for storing and expanding the geogrid, including a spool rotating on a frame and designed to wind, store and unwind a length of geogrid consisting of separate geogrid modules of predetermined sizes connected in series, the said spool being connected with an actuator enabling control of uniform winding and/or unwinding the length of the geogrid along the spool axis, means for advancing the length of geogrid along a guideway from the spool, at least two cross members that provide for expanding the geogrid and can be forced apart to form a predetermined angle between them, the said cross members being connected with engaging means to hold the geogrid edges in the process of its expanding between the said cross members..
Obschestvo S Ogranichennoy Otvetstvennostyu "infrastructurnye Tehnologyi"


09/03/15
20150249866 

System and displaying and searching multimedia events scheduling information


Disclosed are computer implemented methods, systems, and non-transitory media for representing a plurality of time-bounded events in first and second grids. The first grid has a larger size than the second grid.
Google Inc.


09/03/15
20150248514 

Automatic layout modification tool with non-uniform grids


A method (and system) of automatically legalizing a circuit layout with layout objects in a presence of a plurality of non-uniform grids is disclosed. The method comprises generating a set of layout constraints comprising design rule constraints and gridding requirements based on the plurality of non-uniform grids.
Synopsys, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243998 

Lead-acid battery positive plate and alloy therefore


A lead-acid battery grid made from a lead-based alloy containing tin, calcium, bismuth and copper and characterized by enhanced mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, less battery gassing, lower sulfation and water loss, and no post-casting treatment requirements for age hardening. In one embodiment, the battery grids are formed from a lead-based alloy including about 2.0% tin, about 0.0125% copper, about 0.065% calcium, and about 0.032% bismuth.
Exide Technologies


08/27/15
20150243832 

Two-part screen printing for solar collection grid


Methods and apparatus relating to providing a collection grid suitable for use in pv modules. The disclosed collection grid may be at least partially applied to a protective laminate sheet in a manner that removes the high temperature requirements of conventional screen printed collection grids, to avoid unwanted heat-related deformation of the laminate sheet..
Hanergy Hi-tech Power (hk) Limited


08/27/15
20150243468 

Applications of graphene grids in vacuum electronics


Graphene grids are configured for applications in vacuum electronic devices. A multilayer graphene grid is configured as a filter for electrons in a specific energy range, in a field emission device or other vacuum electronic device.
Elwha Llc


08/27/15
20150243074 

Submarine topography construction method based on multi-source water depth data integration


The invention discloses a submarine topography construction method based on multi-source water depth data integration, which achieves reasonable splicing of various data such as multi-beam sounding, single-beam sounding, historical topography map and global topography and submarine topography construction. The invention comprises the following steps of: converting a historical submarine topography map into grid data, converting water depths of other sources into grids, using an overlapping and contrasting method to evaluate the accuracy of the water depths of different sources; using a multi-map-layer method to carry out integration, cutting and splicing on multi-source water depth data, constructing an error distribution model to reasonably revise and integrate various-source water depth data; and constructing multi-source water depth submarine topography and grid.
The Second Institute Of Oceanography, Soa


08/27/15
20150240624 

Determining reserve estimates for a reservoir


Systems and methods for determining reserve estimates for a reservoir using a thickness grid multiplied by one or more grids of laterally-varying attributes to produce a unified grid from which the reserve estimates are determined.. .
Landmark Graphics Corporation


08/20/15
20150237723 

Conductive sheet, usage conductive sheet and capacitive type touch panel


Disclosed are a conductive sheet, a usage method of the conductive sheet and a capacitive type touch panel. For a first conductive sheet, two or more conductive first large grids are formed atop a first transparent base, wherein each first large grid is constituted by combining two or more small grids, and the shapes of facing sides of each first large grid are formed to alternate.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/20/15
20150236067 

Grids in backside illumination image sensor chips and methods for forming the same


A device includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a backside, a photo-sensitive device disposed on the front side of the semiconductor substrate, and a first and a second grid line parallel to each other. The first and the second grid lines are on the backside of, and overlying, the semiconductor substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/13/15
20150226189 

Thruster grid clear circuits and methods to clear thruster grids


Thruster grid clear circuits and methods to clear thruster grids are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a low voltage grid clear circuit to apply first energy to a grid at a first voltage, and a high voltage grid clear circuit to detect a failure of the applied energy to clear a short circuit condition of the grid and to apply second energy to the grid at a second voltage higher than the first voltage..
The Boeing Company


08/13/15
20150224840 

Airtrain & hydroairtrain


This invention is an airtrain, it is a half airplane and a half train. All parts and their functions are the exactly same as an airplane.

07/30/15
20150215245 

User interface for graphical representation of and interaction with electronic messages


A method and a device are disclosed including a user interface configured to display and manage grouped graphical representations of electronic data and messages, such as files and emails, that can be zoomed in to access different types of information and details about one or a group of messages. The user interface further allows searching for, dispositioning, and taking various actions on one or a group of messages.

07/30/15
20150214737 

Grid integrated control apparatus, grid control system, grid control apparatus, program, and control method


At least one grid (3000) distributes power to a consumer (7000). The grid (3000) transmits power to the other grid (3000).
Nec Corporation


07/30/15
20150213676 

Gaming providing a symbol game


In various embodiments, the gaming system disclosed herein includes a cascading symbol or tumbling reel game which retains, saves or stores zero, one or more of any symbols removed during the play of a primary cascading symbols game. In various embodiments, the gaming system disclosed herein includes a cascading symbol or tumbling reel game which sequentially layers a plurality of adjacent symbol display position grids at different depths..
Igt


07/30/15
20150213364 

Predicting pollution formation on insulator structures of power grids


A method and a device for predicting insulator pollution grade includes acquiring prediction data affecting the insulator pollution grade; acquiring current pollution status of the insulator; predicting the insulator pollution grade based on the prediction data, the current pollution status and an insulator pollution grade calculating model, wherein the insulator pollution grade calculating model at least comprises an initial pollution status variable of the insulator, and a pollutant accumulation prediction and a pollutant reduction prediction based on the initial pollution status variable, at least one of the accumulation prediction and the reduction prediction being associated with the prediction data, and the initial pollution status variable being associated with the current pollution status.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


07/30/15
20150211818 

Composite hanger grid and components, splash bar, assembly thereof and assembly


A composite hanger grid for supporting splash bars in a cooling tower uses separate vertical suspension members and horizontal beams by which all of the operational loads imposed on the splash bars are transferred to the horizontal beams, which then transfer the load to the vertical suspension members. Since all of the horizontal beams are independent of each other and separate components from the vertical suspension members, the horizontal beams will be loaded equally throughout the entire hanger grid.
Brentwood Industries, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206028 

Point cloud reduction apparatus, system, and method


In a point cloud reduction method, a point cloud model and a predetermined reduction ratio are received, and a boundary box of the point cloud model is computed and divided into a plurality of grids according to the predetermined reduction ratio. A point set which includes points in the one or more adjacent grids is obtained and a plane which intersects with a center point of the point set and takes a feature vector of the point set as a normal vector is constructed.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205841 

Data processing device and data processing method


The present invention discloses a data processing device and a data processing method. The method includes: creating a multi-face solid graphics, displaying a first surface of the multi-face solid graphics on a predetermined area that is on a display interface, selecting a first dataset and a second dataset from a database and associating the first dataset and the second dataset respectively with two adjacent side edges of the first surface, dividing the first surface into multiple grids, and displaying query items; rotating the multi-face solid graphics according to a rotation instruction input by a user, so as to display a second surface on the predetermined area; re-selecting two datasets from the database and associating the two datasets respectively with two adjacent side edges of the second surface, dividing the second surface into multiple grids, and displaying query items..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205001 

Basin-to-reservoir modeling


Systems and methods for basin to reservoir modeling to identify any hi-grade drilling targets based on the linking of static and dynamic reservoir rock and fluid properties. Static, present-day, reservoir and field scale description grids or unstructured meshes are transformed into dynamic (through time) simulation grids or unstructured meshes that can subsequently be used for input to dynamic calculators.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


07/16/15
20150201460 

Wireless communications station with satellite backhaul


A wireless communications station is provided that includes base portion and a tower portion. The tower portion includes a plurality of solar panels, a wi-fi antenna, and satellite.

07/09/15
20150193974 

Apparatus, method, and non-transitory tangible computer readable medium thereof for creating 3d scene


Apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory tangible computer readable media thereof for creating a 3d scene are provided. The apparatus generates a height map according to a plurality of depth data of an image.
Htc Corporation


07/02/15
20150186389 

Recommending points of interests in a region


Techniques for searching and providing geographical regions are described. The process searches and recommends points of interests based on a user-specified region.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/25/15
20150179619 

Stub minimization with terminal grids offset from center of package


A microelectronic package includes a microelectronic element having memory storage array function overlying a first surface of a substrate, the microelectronic element having a plurality of contacts aligned with an aperture in the substrate. First terminals which are configured to carry all address signals transferred to the package can be exposed within a first region of a second substrate surface, the first region disposed between the aperture and a peripheral edge of the substrate.
Invensas Corporation


06/25/15
20150177414 

Method for calculating lightning stroke frequency interception area of structure and building under consideration of surrounding objects


A method for calculating lightning stroke frequency interception area of a building and a method for calculating respective ia of several buildings in a certain region according to the method. The method comprises: performing measuring and mold establishing on tpb and surrounding objects, establishing virtual tpib and toib in a three-dimensional space, distributing the overlapped ia s according to proportions of tpov v1 and toov v2, acquiring the area of s1 part which belongs to tpb, and adding s1 to the exclusive ia s0 of tpb to obtain the ia of tpb under the consideration of surrounding objects; or dividing the region covering all the iss into grids according to a certain size, respectively calculating heights h1 of tpib and h2 of toib on each grid node, if h1 is higher than h2, adding the grid area into the ia of tpb, if h1 is lower than h2, performing no operation, and if h1 is identical to or substantially identical to h2, the point being a point on tisb, and drawing the point; processing each grid node sequentially in this way, a final accumulation value is obtained at last, which is just the ia of tpb; and the points on the boundary are drawn one by one, finally composing tisb.
Shanghai Goalie Software Development Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150169116 

Touch panel and display device


A touch panel (10) is provided with an x electrode (2) and a y electrode (4) in which unit electrodes (2w and 4w), which are configured by a plurality of rectangular small grids (2u and 4u) formed by wiring (6) formed of fine metal wires, are electrically connected in a predetermined direction. Therefore, it is possible to provide a touch panel capable of suppressing visibility of a light-dark pattern and a mesh-like small grid, even if variations occur in the patterning processes of touch panel electrodes..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


06/11/15
20150160929 

Systems and methods for information flow analysis


Computer-implemented methods for analyzing computer programs written in semi-structured languages are disclosed. The method is based on unification of the two classic forms of program flow analysis, control flow and data flow analysis.

06/04/15
20150155710 

Power network system, control power network system, and control program for power network system


When some failure occurs in the case where power interchange is performed among grids, an alternate route is searched at high speed in consideration of a deficiency/excess amount of power. A power network system has a plurality of power routers (1-7), power transmission lines (100-111) connecting the power routers, a controller (8), a communication network (10), and communication lines (11).
Nec Corporation


05/28/15
20150149139 

Data compression of hydrocarbon reservoir simulation grids


A dense volumetric grid coming from an oil/gas reservoir simulation output is translated into a compact representation that supports desired features such as interactive visualization, geometric continuity, color mapping and quad representation. A set of four control curves per layer results from processing the grid data, and a complete set of these 3-dimensional surfaces represents the complete volume data and can map reservoir properties of interest to analysts.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology


05/28/15
20150146167 

Method and device for improving visual performance


The disclosure describes an apparatus (100) for improving a visual function, having a first display element (1) for displaying at least one moving grid (110) consisting of grid elements (120); at least one portable closure element (2) for the occlusion of at least one eye; a portable eye tracking device (3) for measuring at least one characteristic value of a non-occluded eye; a first control unit (5) having a first communication interface (140) to the eye tracking device (3) and a second communication interface (150) to the at least one closure element (2); and a second control unit (6) connected to the display element (1), with a third communication interface (160) to the first control unit (5). The second control unit (6) is adapted to provide a display to a non-occluded eye of the moving grids (110) on the first display element (1) controlled on the basis of the characteristic values measured by the eye tracking device (3), wherein the display to a non-occluded eye on the first display element (1) is controlled in such a fashion that additionally attention-capturing stimuli (130) are displayed..
Clearlyventure Limited


05/28/15
20150145083 

Structure of dielectric grid for a semiconductor device


An image sensor device and a method for manufacturing the image sensor device are provided. An image sensor device includes a pixel region and a non-pixel region in a substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


05/21/15
20150142197 

Automated identification of components connected in a power grid


Automated identification of components connected within a power grid is facilitated by: obtaining by one component of the power grid a request to broadcast a power-connected beacon identifying, at least in part, the one component of the power grid; and responsive to the request, automatically broadcasting by the one component the power-connected beacon into the power grid by superimposing the beacon onto an energized power line to identify that the one component is electrically connected to the power grid. In one embodiment, the power grid includes one or more stand-alone sub-grids, and the one component is a load component, or a distribution component, or a power-supply component of one stand-alone sub-grid of the power grid, and the obtaining is subsequent to a reconfiguration of the power grid, wherein one or more stand-alone sub-grids in the power grid are modified..
Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation (iperc)


05/14/15
20150134132 

Method and security constrained economic dispatch in hybrid power systems


The teachings herein disclose an advantageous method and apparatus for performing security constrained economic dispatch (sced) for a hybrid power system that includes one or more ac grids interconnected with one or more multi-terminal high voltage dc (hvdc) grids. The teachings include optimizing a non-linear objective function, subject to a set of constraints that include ac and dc grid constraints, for determining the sced solution using successive linear approximation.

05/14/15
20150129745 

Structured lighting applications with high speed sampling


A scene measurement assembly includes a first illuminator assembly having multiple grids of coplanar illuminators, a first system-on-chip light sensing device having sensors disposed to receive reflected light emitted by the first illuminator assembly, a second illuminator assembly having plural grids of coplanar illuminators, each of the plural grids of coplanar illuminators being disposed in different planes relative to each other, and a second system-on-chip light sensing device that receives reflected light emitted by the second illuminator assembly. Each of the multiple grids of coplanar illuminators of both illuminator assemblies is disposed in different planes relative to each other.

05/07/15
20150127647 

Element computation-communication parallelization method implemented on cubed-sphere grids based on spectral element method and hardware device performing the same


A method of parallelizing computation in an element and communication between elements in a cubed-sphere coordinates system based on a spectral element method is disclosed. The method is performed in a hardware device including a computation part, a memory and a communication buffer.
Korea Institute Of Atmospheric Prediction Systems




Grids topics: Control Unit, Frequency Band, Microgrids, Drag And Drop, Synchronization, Switchover, Microscope, Gas Separation, Electron Microscope

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