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04/07/16
20160097548 
 Heat exchange system using an external rotor motor patent thumbnailHeat exchange system using an external rotor motor
A heat exchange system of the invention includes at least multiple grids, a blower including an external rotor motor and a wind blade, an inner side wall, a shock absorbing pad, a compressor, and a box having multiple exhaust inlets. The exhaust inlets are disposed on the side of the box.
Zhongshan Broad-ocean Motor Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160093939 
 Antenna device patent thumbnailAntenna device
According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an antenna device implemented in a display device may comprise a dielectric layer provided in the display device, an antenna area disposed in a surface of the dielectric layer provided in a transparent area of the display device and having at least one or more antenna patterns transmitting or receiving an electromagnetic wave through a plurality of conductive grids, a power feeding area provided in at least one of the transparent area and an opaque area of the display device and having a power feeding pattern providing a signal current to the antenna pattern through the plurality of conductive grids, and a transmission line portion connecting a substrate portion provided in the display device with the power feeding pattern. Further, the antenna device according to the present disclosure may also be implemented in other various embodiments..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091130 
 Telescopic flow-thru de filter grid wand patent thumbnailTelescopic flow-thru de filter grid wand
A flow-thru telescopic tube apparatus connected at one end point to a fluid water source, such as a garden hose, such that water is forced thru one tube of a specific diameter, which reduces into a second rigid tube of a reduced diameter, of which has no end outlet, and is flared at one end to act as a stop, wherein the tubing is perforated, in part, on the other end, with a plurality of minute outlets of varying opposing orientations to allow pressurized streams of fluid to escape, for the purpose of the cleaning of commercial diatomaceous earth (de) filter grids. The reduced tubing element has the embodiment of loosely fitting between and around all surface areas of commercial filter grids.

03/24/16
20160086795 
 Internal plasma grid applications for semiconductor fabrication patent thumbnailInternal plasma grid applications for semiconductor fabrication
The embodiments disclosed herein pertain to improved methods and apparatus for etching a semiconductor substrate. A plasma grid assembly is positioned in a reaction chamber to divide the chamber into upper and lower sub-chambers.
Lam Research Corporation


03/24/16
20160085009 
 Inorganic polarizing plate containing fesi fine particles patent thumbnailInorganic polarizing plate containing fesi fine particles
To provide an inorganic polarizing plate which, when used in structures having different used wavelength bands, can reduce reflectance by using a common structure, making it possible to achieve a predetermined light extinction ratio. The inorganic polarizing plate has a substrate that is transparent to light in a used bandwidth, a reflective layer that is composed of grids that are formed on one surface of the substrate with a pitch that is smaller than a wavelength of light in the used bandwidth, a dielectric layer that is stacked on the reflective layer, and an absorbing layer containing fesi fine particles..
Dexerials Corporation


03/10/16
20160071327 
 System and  simplifying a mesh point cloud patent thumbnailSystem and simplifying a mesh point cloud
A method for simplifying a mesh point cloud includes following steps: obtaining a point cloud and meshing the point cloud so that the point cloud is formed with a plurality of triangular grids; calculating a distance between a vertex of the triangular grid and its corresponding normal plane to determine an influence of the vertex to a geometric characteristic of the mesh point cloud; deleting the vertexes and the grids in connection therewith in accordance with a predetermined degree of simplification, wherein the deleted vertexes are those which have less influence to the geometric characteristic of the mesh point cloud; creating triangular grids to fill the void part in accordance with delaunay triangulation; and smoothening the created grids.. .
Hon Hal Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160071013 
 Method for estimating optimal power flows in power grids using consensus-based distributed processing patent thumbnailMethod for estimating optimal power flows in power grids using consensus-based distributed processing
A method estimates an optimal power flows (opf) in a power grid, which is represented as a graph partitioned into virtual sub-graphs, each including at least one bus, and associated with agents that measure local variables and updates consensus variables (cv). The consensus variables of adjacent virtual sub-graphs are exchanged and updated using the agents.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070850 
 Method for binding site identification by molecular dynamics simulation (silcs: site identification by ligand competitive saturation) patent thumbnailMethod for binding site identification by molecular dynamics simulation (silcs: site identification by ligand competitive saturation)
The invention describes an explicit solvent all-atom molecular dynamics methodology (silcs: site identification by ligand competitive saturation) that uses no small aliphatic and aromatic molecules plus water molecules to map the affinity pattern of a large molecule for hydrophobic groups, aromatic groups, hydrogen bond donors, and hydrogen bond acceptors. By simultaneously incorporating ligands representative of all these functionalities, the method is an in silico free energy-based competition assay that generates three-dimensional probability maps of fragment binding (fragmaps) indicating favorable fragment:large molecule interactions.
University Of Maryland, Baltimore


03/10/16
20160070849 
 Critical region identification patent thumbnailCritical region identification
A method and system to identify a region of a design block of an integrated circuit for redesign are described. The method includes dividing the design block into grids, each of the grids including a corresponding number of logic elements.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/10/16
20160070845 
 Critical region identification patent thumbnailCritical region identification
A method and system to identify a region of a design block of an integrated circuit for redesign are described. The method includes dividing the design block into grids, each of the grids including a corresponding number of logic elements.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/10/16
20160069691 

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


03/10/16
20160068074 

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.


03/03/16
20160065901 

Thermal pattern monitoring of machine


A method for monitoring thermal patterns of a machine includes identifying at least one location for positioning a robotic arm. The robotic arm is equipped with at least one of a visual camera and a thermal imaging camera adapted to capture a visual image and a thermal image of a portion of the machine, respectively.
Caterpillar Inc.


03/03/16
20160063172 

Connectivity-aware layout data reduction for design verification


Aspects of the disclosed technology relate to techniques of connectivity-aware reduction of layout data. With various implementations of the disclosed technology, circuit elements of interest are selected in a circuit design which includes netlist information and layout data.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


03/03/16
20160062238 

Conductive element precursor and conductive pattern formation


Black-and-white silver halide conductive film element precursors have, on one or both sides and in order, a uv filter layer, non-color hydrophilic photosensitive layer comprising a silver halide, and a hydrophilic overcoat as an outer layer. The one or two uv filter layers individually contains one or more uv absorbing agents in an amount of up 0.5 mmol/m2 and the total amount in the precursor is up to 1 mmol/m2 to prevent crosstalk during imagewise exposure.
Eastman Kodak Company


03/03/16
20160061992 

Automated global weather notification system


An automated global weather notification system is provided. The automated global weather notification system is capable of obtaining observational weather data, including data form of forecast grids, and applying business rules and conditional variables to that data.
The Weather Channel, Llc


02/25/16
20160055652 

Systems to measure yaw, spin and muzzle velocity of projectiles, improve fire control fidelity, and reduce shot-to-shot dispersion in both conventional and air-bursting programmable projectiles


Systems to measure muzzle exit conditions of for ammunition improve fire control solutions and reduce shot-to-shot dispersion in both conventional and air-burst programmable ammunition. A first system optically measures coordinate grids on a projectile to measure the initial boundary conditions of external ballistic flight.
Kms Consulting, Llc


02/25/16
20160054372 

Real time, automatic diagnostic electric networks


A system and method for performing real-time and automatic diagnostics of failures in equipment located in an electrical grid, such as, for example, transmission and generation grids of electric power, using generic rules that consist in correlating events, especially applied in electrical grid with constant topology changes.. .
Companhia Hidro Elétrica Do São Francisco


02/25/16
20160051087 

Grilling oven


A grilling oven for foodstuffs comprising an oven casing having rows of apertures/gaps in the lower section uniformly facing various directions. The grilling oven has three layers disposed apart from each other by the supporting bars attached to the plates/grids in the bottom-to-the-top order.

02/18/16
20160049830 

Configuring, optimizing, and managing micro-grids


Methods and systems for controlling electrical distribution grids. The method includes determining premises in an electrical distribution grid that include an energy resource.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/18/16
20160049395 

Semiconductor device


An area of a semiconductor device having a finfet can be reduced. The drain regions of an n-channel finfet and a p-channel finfet are extracted by two second local interconnects from a second y gird between a gate electrode and a dummy gate adjacent thereto, to a third y grid adjacent to the second y gird.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


02/11/16
20160043423 

Small organic molecule based flow battery


The invention provides an electrochemical cell based on a new chemistry for a flow battery for large scale, e.g., gridscale, electrical energy storage. Electrical energy is stored chemically at an electrochemical electrode by the protonation of small organic molecules called quinones to hydroquinones.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


02/11/16
20160039170 

Flexible lightweight arc flash and flash fire resistant polyvinylchloride fabric and garments and methods therefor


A light weight flexible flame, arc flash and flash fire resistant fabric for protective garments is made from a flexible polyvinylchloride sheet having phthalate or phthalate free plasticizers coated with well defined parallel lines or grids of adhesive layer. The adhesive coated polyvinylchloride sheet contacts a non-woven meta-aramid fiber liner and is heated to produce a bond between the polyvinylchloride sheet and the liner.

02/11/16
20160038095 

Method for determining in vivo tissue biomarker characteristics using multiparameter mri matrix creation and big data analytics


A method for determining mri biomarkers for in vivo issue includes the steps of obtaining raw data concerning the in vivo tissue from a mri machine; processing the raw data to obtain parameter maps; when applicable, registering images such that the exact same tissue at serial points can be analyzed; applying a grid over a region of interest to create sub-regions of interest (srois); inserting parameter measures for each sroi into a spreadsheet program to create a large 3d data matrix; applying standard big-data analytics including data mining and statistics of matrix measures to find patterns of measurement values or measure changes (which may include established biomarkers). A medical imaging software program is used to obtain the parameter maps from the raw data and place multiple grids over the srois.
Cubisme Imaging, Llc


02/11/16
20160037731 

Plant cultivation apparatus


A plant cultivation apparatus includes at least one container body, an elongated bottom plate installed at the container body, plural grids formed and separated by a partition, a rear plate installed on a side of the bottom plate and coupled between the partitions, a window formed on the rear plate and interconnected to each grid, and a first through hole formed on the bottom plate and interconnected to each respective grid. Each grid serves as a growth space for accommodating a plant, and the first through hole serves as a channel of a cultivation liquid in contact with the root of the plant and the bottom of the container body, such that the growing space of each plant obtains good air convection to improve the growing quality of the plant..

02/04/16
20160036354 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



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

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