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08/18/16
20160241039 
 Smart microgrids and dual-output off-grid power inverters with dc source flexibility patent thumbnailSmart microgrids and dual-output off-grid power inverters with dc source flexibility
A method and apparatus is disclosed relating to smart microgrids supported by dual-output off-grid power inverters with dc source flexibility that can (1) intelligently and selectively pull power from one or multiple dc sources including solar panels, wind generators, and batteries based on certain criteria; (2) invert dc power to ac power; (3) supply the ac power to two off-grid circuits individually to power various types of ac loads that require different ac voltages, power quality, and power levels; (4) supply dc power through one or multiple dc output ports to power dc loads; and (5) charge batteries. Two or multiple dual-output off-grid power inverters can daisy-chain to form a group to support a larger microgrid which is ideal for off-grid ac level 1 and level 2 ev charging..
Cyboenergy, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241038 
 Method and  controlling power production in distribution grids patent thumbnailMethod and controlling power production in distribution grids
A method and apparatus for controlling power production in a distribution grid, wherein a technical result consists in increasing the efficiency of responding to an incoming grid state by using a database storing previous grid states and solutions for the previous grid states when solving an optimization problem, where a set of grid parameters is initially obtained to determine the incoming grid state, the incoming grid state is then compared to the previous grid states stored in the database, and if at least one previous grid state similar to the incoming grid state exists in the database, its solution is selected as a solution for the incoming grid state, and the indication of the amount of power to be produced, which is represented by the selected solution for the incoming grid state, is sent to power producers to provide a desired power level for power consumers.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


08/18/16
20160239032 
 A progressive optimization dispatching  smart distribution system patent thumbnailA progressive optimization dispatching smart distribution system
The present invention discloses a smart power distribution system and a method to progressively dispatch the power using the same. The method is characterized in that it is based on data collection and data analysis to develop a dispatch scheme.
China Electric Power Research Institute


08/18/16
20160239006 
 Systems and methods for regulating the electrical grids and grid-connected devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for regulating the electrical grids and grid-connected devices
Systems and methods are provided, which facilitate operations planning, dispatch, regulation control, and autonomous control performance. The disclosure also facilitates systems and methods for utilization of synthetic primary frequency response, synthetic inertia, regulation and load following/ramping reserve capabilities from demand response and distributed energy resources for balancing demand and supply and maintaining frequency levels across a power grid..
Open Access Technology International, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237700 
 Method and  assembling simulated divided light window grids patent thumbnailMethod and assembling simulated divided light window grids
A method and apparatus for easily assembling a simulated divided light window grid is provided. A window gauge having at least one grasping means is provided to quickly assemble the simulated divided light window grid.

08/11/16
20160233682 
 Power quality of service optimization for microgrids patent thumbnailPower quality of service optimization for microgrids
Various examples are provided for power quality of service optimization for microgrids. In one example, among others, a microgrid includes a smart meter configured to control supply of electric power to loads based at least in part upon energy consumption scheduling of the loads, which is based at least in part upon an effective electric generation capacity associated with the microgrid.

08/11/16
20160233354 
 Photovoltaic devices with electroplated metal grids patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic 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


08/11/16
20160232412 
 Traveling road surface detection apparatus and traveling road surface detection method patent thumbnailTraveling road surface detection apparatus and traveling road surface detection method
An apparatus that detects a road surface on the basis of a parallax image around a vehicle, the road surface detection apparatus includes an ecu configured to determine on the basis of parallax information of the parallax image whether a unit area is a road surface area for each unit area of the parallax image associates each unit area with a grid in a map on the basis of parallax information and coordinate position of the unit area, an eye point of the map being set so as to be higher than an eye point of the parallax image, the map being obtained by partitioning an area around the vehicle in a grid, and detect road surface grids and each grid located between the road surface grids as the road surface, the road surface grids being the grids corresponding to the unit areas determined as the road surface areas.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160232179 
 Recommending points of interests in a region patent thumbnailRecommending 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


08/11/16
20160231927 
 Asymmetric shuffle keyboard patent thumbnailAsymmetric shuffle keyboard
An asymmetric keyboard with a qwerty style layout comprising a plurality of sparse grids and a plurality of dense grids is provided. A sparse grid is substantially large in size containing large keys with large labels, whereas a dense grid is substantially small in size containing small keys with small labels.
Cubic Design Studios Llc


08/11/16
20160231428 

Psuedo maximum likelihood tracking for global navigation satellite systems


Gnss receivers and methods of determining a current receiver state of a gnss receiver are provided. The method includes receiving positioning signals from a plurality of satellites; generating a plurality of correlation grids from the received positioning signals, where each correlation grid is associated with a respective one of the plurality of satellites; estimating a probability distribution of the current receiver state from the plurality of correlation grids; and determining a maximum likelihood estimate of the current receiver state from the estimated probability distribution..
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


08/04/16
20160226246 

Adaptable recharging and lighting station and methods of using the same


The present invention includes self-contained, rechargeable power systems for areas having unreliable electrical grids or no electrical grid at all, and methods related thereto. The system may include one or more solar panels of various sizes to provide an off-grid power generation source, battery receivers for receiving batteries of various chemistries, and a control circuitry that is operable to detect the voltage and/or current output of the batteries that are installed in the system to determine their specific battery chemistry and then adjust the charge algorithm of the batteries to optimize both the charge capacity and the cycle life of the batteries.
Elevate Technologies Corporation


08/04/16
20160226245 

Adaptable recharging and lighting station and methods of using the same


The present invention includes self-contained, rechargeable power systems for areas having unreliable electrical grids or no electrical grid at all, and methods related thereto. The system may include one or more solar panels of various sizes to provide an off-grid power generation source, battery receivers for receiving batteries of various chemistries, and a control circuitry that is operable to detect the voltage and/or current output of the batteries that are installed in the system to determine their specific battery chemistry and then adjust the charge algorithm of the batteries to optimize both the charge capacity and the cycle life of the batteries.
Elevate Technologies Corporation


08/04/16
20160225934 

Low resistance, low reflection, and low cost contact grids for photovoltaic cells


The instant disclosure relates to contact grids for use in photovoltaic cells, wherein a cross-section of the contact grid fingers is shaped as a trapezoid, as well as a method of making photovoltaic cells comprising these contact grids. The contact grids of the instant disclosure are cost effective and, due to their thick metal grids, exhibit minimum resistance.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/04/16
20160224719 

Novel design rule check for off-grid irregular layout with on-grid design rule check deck


A method for drc verification of a design layout file comprising off-grid patterns includes identifying an off-grid pattern having one or more off-grid sides, outwardly expanding the one or more off-grid sides to adjacent grids to obtain a first on-grid pattern, inwardly contracting the expanded one or more sides of the first on-grid pattern to adjacent grids to obtain a second on-grid pattern, and performing a drc verification on the second on-grid pattern using an existing on-grid drc deck. The method also includes making a backup copy of the design layout file prior to converting the identified off-grid pattern into an on-grid pattern..
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (shanghai) Corporation


07/28/16
20160219664 

Adaptable recharging and lighting station and methods of using the same


The present invention includes self-contained, rechargeable power systems for areas having unreliable electrical grids or no electrical grid at all, and methods related thereto. The system may include one or more solar panels of various sizes to provide an off-grid power generation source, battery receivers for receiving batteries of various chemistries, and a control circuitry that is operable to detect the voltage and/or current output of the batteries that are installed in the system to determine their specific battery chemistry and then adjust the charge algorithm of the batteries to optimize both the charge capacity and the cycle life of the batteries.
Elevate Technologies Corporation


07/28/16
20160217248 

Critical 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


07/28/16
20160216812 

Devices with protected electrically-conductive metal grids


An electronic device has a touch screen comprising a transparent substrate having a first supporting side and an opposing second supporting side. The first supporting side of the touch screen has at least one electrically-conductive pattern, and a dry outermost polymeric coating disposed over at least part but not all of the electrically-conductive metal pattern.

07/28/16
20160214137 

Patterning continuous webs with protected electrically-conductive grids


A method is used to provide an electrically conductive article. The method includes: (i) providing a continuous polymeric web of a transparent polymeric substrate; (ii) forming a first photocurable pattern on at least a first portion on a first supporting side of the continuous polymeric web using a photocurable composition comprising metal particles; (iii) exposing the photocurable pattern to form a photocured pattern on the first portion of the first supporting side; (iv) electrolessly plating the photocured pattern with an electrically-conductive metal to form an electrically-conductive metal pattern; and (v) forming a dry outermost polymeric coating over at least part but not all of the electrically-conductive pattern, the dry polymeric coating having a dry thickness of less than 5 μm, an integrated transmittance of at least 80%, and comprising a non-crosslinked thermoplastic polymer having a glass transition temperature (tg) that is equal to or greater than 65° c..

07/21/16
20160211106 

Vacuum tube


The vacuum tube subject to the present invention comprises a filament and two pairs of a grid and an anode. The filament is tensioned linearly and emitting thermoelectrons.
Korg Inc.


07/21/16
20160210392 

System, method, and computer readable medium for walking pads: fast power-supply pad-placement optimization


A virtual force controlled collapse chip connection (c4) pad placement optimization frame-work for 2d power delivery grids is proposed. The present optimization framework regards power pads as mobile “positive charged particles” and current resources as a “negative charged back-ground.” the virtual electrostatic force is calculated from voltage gradients.

07/21/16
20160208739 

Radially connected cascade grids


In various embodiments, a thrust reverser system may comprise a first cascade, a second cascade, an actuator, and a structural connecting member. The actuator may be radially disposed between the first cascade and the second cascade.
Rohr, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204387 

Thick-etl oleds with sub-ito grids with improved outcoupling


An organic light emitting device is described. In certain embodiments, the device has a transparent substrate, a transparent grid layer disposed over the substrate, and an oled disposed over the grid layer.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


07/14/16
20160203990 

Internal plasma grid 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


07/14/16
20160203569 

Systems and methods for advanced energy settlements, network-based messaging, and software applications for electric power grids, microgrids, grid elements, and/or electric power networks


Systems and methods for advanced energy settlements in electric power grid are proposed. At least one energy customer, at least one retail electric provider and at least one distributed generator connect to an advanced energy settlement platform communicatively.
Causam Energy, Inc.


07/14/16
20160202805 

Electroconductive sheet and touch panel


An electroconductive sheet and a touch panel having a first electroconductive section and a second electroconductive section, the second electroconductive section being disposed on the display-panel side. The first electroconductive section has a plurality of first electroconductive patterns arranged in the x-direction, a plurality of first large grids being respectively connected to the first electroconductive patterns.
Fujifilm Corporation


07/07/16
20160198069 

Improvements in and relating to gathering range and dimensional information underwater surveys


The present invention relates to an underwater method and system for gathering range and dimensional information of subsea objects, the system comprising a camera module suitable for capturing images of sub-sea scenes; and a reference projection light source that, in use, projects a structured light beam onto a target. The structured light beam is preferably generated by a laser and may comprise spots, lines, grids and the like..
Cathx Research Ltd.


07/07/16
20160197478 

Power management device and system


An intelligent user-side power management device (pmd) that is comprised of an optional energy storage unit and can interface with a utility grid or microgrid to eliminate power theft and efficiently provide clean energy to the users of the grid while helping the grid to do smart demand response management, particularly for renewable energy based grids that need to efficiently manage the slack due to the large variability in power generation through these energy sources.. .
Gram Power, Inc.


07/07/16
20160197058 

Stub minimization using duplicate sets of terminals for wirebond assemblies without windows


A microelectronic assembly can include a microelectronic package connected with a circuit panel. The package has a microelectronic element having a front face facing away from a substrate of the package, and electrically connected with the substrate through conductive structure extending above the front face.
Invensas Corporation


07/07/16
20160196796 

Image display apparatus


An image display apparatus including a display section provided by pixels arranged in a grid pattern, each of the pixels being formed of a light-emitting element, in which basic grids (square grids) are repeatedly arranged in a grid pattern, each of the basic grids consisting of four pixels of a 2 by 2 matrix, each of the basic grids having a pattern in which at least one pixel of the four pixels being assigned a three-in-one element including three primary colors of r, g, and b and the remaining pixels being assigned a single-color light-emitting element, and the apparatus comprises color reproduction range correcting means (color converting section) for correcting a first color reproduction range provided by chromaticities of the three primary colors of r, g, and b to a second color reproduction range through adjustment of light-emission intensity of the single-color light-emitting element.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/07/16
20160196033 

Method for displaying interface content and user equipment


A method for displaying interface content and user equipment, which effectively improve interaction experience of a user when the user performs a flick operation on a touchscreen, and enhance pleasure in application interaction. A specific solution is acquiring an initial position and a movement direction of a touch point, determining a motion parameter of an interface element object in each grid on a screen according to the initial position and the movement direction, where the screen is divided in advance into multiple grids, and each grid includes a preset quantity of pixels, and moving the interface element object in each grid according to the motion parameter of the interface element object in each grid..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195657 

Short-wavelength polarizing elements and the manufacture and use thereof


While gold wire grids have been used to polarize infrared wavelengths for over a hundred years, they are not appropriate for shorter wavelengths due to their large period. With embodiments of the present invention, grids with periods a few tens of nanometers can be fabricated.
Princeton University


07/07/16
20160194786 

Self-aligned tunable metamaterials


A self-aligned tunable metamaterial is formed as a wire mesh. Self-aligned channel grids are formed in layers in a silicon substrate using deep trench formation and a high-temperature anneal.

06/30/16
20160190100 

Stub minimization using duplicate sets of signal terminals in assemblies without wirebonds to package substrate


A microelectronic assembly can include a circuit panel having first and second panel contacts at respective first and second surfaces thereof, and first and second microelectronic packages each having terminals mounted to the respective panel contacts. Each package can include a microelectronic element having a face and contacts thereon, a substrate having first and second surfaces, and terminals on the second surface configured for connecting the package with an external component.

06/30/16
20160189359 

Sampling method and image processing apparatus of cs-ransac for estimating homography


Disclosed is a sampling method for estimating a homography matrix. This sampling method, for estimating a homography matrix that represents conversion correlations between pluralities of images by means of constraint satisfaction-random sample consensus (cs-ransac), includes the steps of: sampling to divide an input image into a form of grids (n by n), select features, which are used for calculating a homography matrix, from features, which are abstracted from the input image, by means of a random sampling, and inspect whether the features selected by the random sampling satisfy predefined constraints; and executing model estimation to calculate the homography matrix from the features only if the selected features satisfy the constraints..

06/23/16
20160181130 

Internal plasma grid 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.

06/23/16
20160179077 

Composable explicit power flow control in electrical grids


A power flow control system for an interconnected power system, the interconnected power system comprising a plurality of electrical subsystems; an abstract framework configured to work as a utility maximiser under constraints (that applies to the electrical subsystems by specifying their capabilities, expected behavior and a simplified view of their internal state);and a plurality of agents. Each agent is responsible of one or a plurality of the electrical subsystems, comprises means configured to express an internal state of the electrical subsystem within a common system of coordinates, and has communication means configured to communicate among agents according to a protocol.

06/23/16
20160176229 

Composite sheet manufacturing method and sheet obtained


A composite sheet preparation method, which comprises preparing a mesh made of metal wires (2), spraying liquid silicone on said mesh to cover the wires (2) with a layer (6) and close at least part of the grids with a sheet of resin (7), and drying the covered mesh at room temperature.. .

06/16/16
20160174368 

Transparent conductive coating based on percolative grid


Disclosed is a new class of transparent conductive coatings based on conductive grids and percolative pattern therefore.. .
Corish, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172838 

Microgrid distribution manager with dynamically adjustable trip curves for multi-source microgrids


A distribution manager for a power microgrid system includes a main bus, and a circuit breaker coupled to the main bus and to one of a load and an inter-microgrid connection system of the power microgrid system, the circuit breaker being structured to operate based on a set of functional trip settings. The distribution manager is structured and configured to: (i) determine an available source overcurrent that will be fed through the circuit breaker, (ii) determine a number of trip parameter settings based on at least the available source overcurrent, and (iii) set the functional trip settings of the circuit breaker based on the determined number of trip parameter settings..
Eaton Corporation


06/16/16
20160171759 

Depth information-based modeling method, graphic processing apparatus and storage medium


A depth information-based modeling method, a graphic processing apparatus and a storage medium are provided. The depth information-based modeling method includes receiving a plurality of depth image data, each of which has depth information, and a plurality of color images, each of which color information.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


06/16/16
20160170055 

Spectrum splitting


Spatial sampling is a key factor in determining acquisition parameters for seismic surveys. Acquiring the data to meet spatial sampling requirements for low, mid and high frequencies, by acquiring coarse, medium and fine acquisition grids respectively and layering these during processing, can result in reduced cost and/or higher quality surveys..
Geokinetics Acquisition Company


06/16/16
20160166857 

Systems and methods for composite dose quality assurance with three-dimensional arrays


A method for performing composite dose quality assurance with a three-dimensional (3d) radiation detector array includes delivering a radiation fraction to the 3d array according to a radiation treatment (rt) plan, measuring absolute dose per detector of the 3d array, per unit of time, determining a radiation source emission angle per unit of time, synchronizing the rt plan with the measured absolute doses and determined radiation source emission angles to determine an absolute time for a control point of each beam of the synchronized rt plan, converting the beams of the synchronized rt plan into a series of sub-beams, generating a 3d relative dose grid for each of the sub-beams, applying a calibration factor grid to each of the 3d relative dose grids to determine a 3d absolute dose grid for each of the sub-beams, summing the 3d absolute dose grids to generate a 3d absolute dose deposited in the 3d array, and determining a 3d dose correction grid for application to the rt plan based on the 3d absolute dose.. .
Sun Nuclear Corporation


06/09/16
20160163671 

Integrated circuit package with power plates


A surface-mounted integrated circuit package containing a semiconductor die has at least two conductive plates on its lower surface for contacting power and ground areas of a printed circuit board (pcb). The conductive plates are electrically connected to metal studs encapsulated within the package and which link the plates to the power and ground grids of the semiconductor die.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161591 

Method and efficiently reducing number of access points in a radio map using grids


In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises at least one receiver configured to receive a grid corresponding to an area, at least one processor configured to assign at least one access point in the area to at least one node in the grid, and the at least one processor configured to select a predetermined number of access points assigned to the at least one node for inclusion in a partial radio map.. .
Here Global B.v.


06/09/16
20160161285 

Non-contact adjustable hysteretic magnetic encoder


A non-contact adjustable hysteretic magnetic encoder includes a bipolar magnetic block, two magnetic sensing components, a storage, and a controller. After retrieving the current rotation angle by accessing a rotation angle table, the controller determines, by an encoding rule, digital logical values of a first phase signal (a-phase signal) and digital logical values of a second phase signal (b-phase signal) and outputs the digital logical values.
National Chung Shan Institute Of Science And Technology


06/09/16
20160158741 

Stripping vessel for removing hydrocarbons entrained in catalyst particles


A stripping vessel for removing hydrocarbons from a catalyst and a process for removing hydrocarbons from a catalyst. In an fcc unit, the stripping vessel includes first and second stripping sections.
Uop Llc


06/02/16
20160156190 

Hierarchical control of micro-grids


A micro-grid control system has a first 2×2 decoupled controller that controls voltage and voltage angle by adjusting real and reactive power using real time feedback, and a second 2×2 decoupled controller that controls real and reactive power by adjusting voltage and voltage angle using real time feedback. The first 2×2 decoupled controller and second 2×2 decoupled controller together form a hierarchical microgrid control system, where the second 2×2 decoupled controller is a supervisory controller of the first 2×2 decoupled controller.
Osisoft, Llc


06/02/16
20160155771 

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.


06/02/16
20160155289 

Gaming providing a multiple dimension cascading symbols game


A gaming system including a cascading symbol game which utilizes a plurality of adjacent symbol display position grids arranged at different depths. The multiple symbol display position grids at different depths provides that one or more of the symbols of at least a first symbol display position grid at a first depth are displayed to a player while one or more of the symbols of at least a second symbol display position grid at a second depth are not displayed to the player.
Igt


06/02/16
20160155074 

Aggregator, monitor, and manager of distributed micro-generators


The invention broadly encompasses a system including a database to store demand response data, the demand response data including demand response agreement parameters, demand response load and energy demand characteristics of one or more demand response customers, the demand response load characteristics including power consumption capacity of each of one or more demand response loads, an aggregator to aggregate the demand response loads based on the demand response data and forecast data into a demand response portfolio, a monitor to monitor power demand of one or more demand response customers and one or more power grids, and a dispatcher to notify the one or more demand response customers of the demand response portfolio and to notify a utility of a response from the one or more demand response customers whether to control the demand response load to return the power consumption capacity of the demand response load back to the one or more power grids.. .
Versify Solutions, Inc.


06/02/16
20160152494 

System and disinfection and fouling prevention in the treatment of water


A treatment system for treating water, such as produced water that is produced during hydraulic fracturing. The system employs a combination of a plasma spark discharge and an rf oscillating electric field.
Drexel University


05/26/16
20160148106 

State estimation for cooperative electrical grids


Aspects of state estimation for cooperative electrical grids are disclosed. State estimation of a local electrical grid can be based on a local grid model and local electrical grid information.
General Electric Technology Gmbh


05/26/16
20160146762 

Method and device for testing defect based on ultrasonic lamb wave tomography


Disclosed are a method and a device for testing a defect based on an ultrasonic lamb wave tomography. The method includes: partitioning an imaging area of a material to be tested into grids; exciting electromagnetic acoustic transducers for emitting to emit lamb waves with a a0 mode in all directions, and electromagnetic acoustic transducers for receiving to receive the lamb waves; obtaining a time-frequency analysis result and recording time-of-flights of testing waves; determining a first slowness of each grid to obtain a first defect area; establishing an extrapolation formula according to the first defect area, and iterating the extrapolation formula to trace and revise paths of the lamb waves until a better imaging precision is obtained..
Tsinghua University


05/19/16
20160141879 

Dc power grid and equipment


Direct current electric grids are provided that allow independent power generation and consumption at the neighborhood level. In an embodiment power is uploaded and downloaded to each node via monitoring of node voltage and setting high vs low priority loads to optimize for maximum power usage.

05/19/16
20160141188 

Internal plasma grid 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


05/19/16
20160141147 

Automated tem sample preparation


Techniques are described that facilitate automated extraction of lamellae and attaching the lamellae to sample grids for viewing on transmission electron microscopes. Some embodiments of the invention involve the use of machine vision to determine the positions of the lamella, the probe, and/or the tem grid to guide the attachment of the probe to the lamella and the attachment of the lamella to the tem grid.
Fei Company


05/19/16
20160141079 

Field makeable cryostat/current connections for an hts tape power cable


A method of connecting prefabricated pieces of an hts cable onsite is disclosed. This quick and reliable procedure of connecting pieces of hts cable adds to the flexibility of designing and installing power transmission and distribution grids.
Novum Industria Llc


05/19/16
20160140269 

Structural topology optimization design method


A structural topology optimization design method is provided. A structural topology optimization question is defined to determine at least one set of load and restriction condition and a parameter of lower limit of volume capacity related to a design space model.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


05/19/16
20160136454 

Tethered and/or visually coded brachytherapy devices and related methods


Brachytherapy devices include a respective flexible elongate tether with an external free tail end that has an opposing end that is attached to a proximal end portion of the corresponding strand. The tethers can be color-coded to match a color associated with the corresponding strand and/or radioactive material to facilitate visual correspondence for redeployment when a strand is in an undesired implanted location.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences


05/19/16
20160135385 

Screen of green kit


A screen of green has a base, a supporting seat, at least one supporting pillar, and a platform. The at least one supporting pillar is erectly mounted on the base.

05/12/16
20160134122 

System for electricity grids for adjusting or matching the electrical demand


A smart grid management system and method where aggregators do not need to have knowledge about the topology of the electricity grid, the physical location of the end-points they control, or the congestion level of the grid. Instead, the smart grid system and method provides maximum freedom of operation to the aggregators to balance electricity supply and demand in such a way that the danger is reduced or it is even impossible for the aggregators to endanger voltage levels at the distribution system operator (dso) level or the capacity levels at the transmission system operator (tso) level.
Vito Nv (vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek Nv)


05/12/16
20160133357 

Providing electrically-conductive articles with electrically-conductive metallic connectors


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

05/12/16
20160132146 

Electrically-conductive articles with electrically-conductive metallic connectors


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

05/12/16
20160131800 

Modeling fluid-conducting fractures in reservoir simulation grids


Systems, methods, and media for modeling fluid-conducting fractures in reservoir grid simulations. The method includes determining a model of an underground reservoir.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


05/05/16
20160127916 

Wireless network deployment method, apparatus and system


A wireless network deployment method, apparatus and system where the includes: initializing the wireless network to determine a deployment area and the number of access points needing to be deployed; initializing positions of the access points, and dividing the deployment area into grids; calculating a virtual force of each access point based on signal coverage of each grid; calculating a movement position of each point according to the virtual force; performing edge controlling on each point; and terminating processing when a terminating condition is satisfied. A deployment process is simulated as a dynamic physical process, movement of the access points along a direction of a resultant force of all repulsion forces and attractive forces is controlled following the principle that an overlapping covered area produces a repulsion force and an uncovered area produces an attractive force..
Fujitsu Limited


05/05/16
20160126734 

A microgrid control apparatus, controlling energy flow within a microgrid


The amount of energy generation and energy storage equipment connected to centralised grids by end users is expected to increase in the future. Electricity transformers/substations, have only limited capacity and are not designed for reverse energy flow due to electricity generation by an end user.
Swanbarton Limited


04/28/16
20160117858 

Computing device and simplifying point cloud of object


In a method for simplifying point clouds of an object using a computing device, a point cloud of the object is obtained from a scanning device connected to the computing device, and the point cloud is meshed into triangulated grids. The triangulated grids are selected from the point cloud, and a number of simplification passes to simplify the triangulated grids is received from an input device.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117657 

Systems and methods for advanced energy settlements, network-based messaging, and applications supporting the same


Systems and methods for electric power messaging and settlements including advanced energy settlements, messaging, and applications for electric power supply, load, and/or curtailment and data analytics associated with the same. Systems and methods for providing data analytics and customer or consumer guidance and controls are provided, and coupled with graphic user interfaces for interactive control and command of grid elements, design, specification, construction, management and financial settlement for data centers and/or microgrids, business and residential power consumption, control, management, messaging and settlements, mobile applications, websites, marketing offers, optimal pricing for comparable energy plans, retail electric provider and direct consumer alternatives, network of power architecture, energynet applications, software development kit, and application web-based storefronts..
Causam Energy, Inc.


04/21/16
20160111458 

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


A device includes a semiconductor substrate, which has a front side and a backside. A photo-sensitive device is disposed on the front side of the semiconductor substrate.

04/21/16
20160108270 

Articles containing carbon-coated metal particles


Articles can be formed with either a dried layer or a dried pattern of a non-aqueous photocurable composition on one or both sides of a substrate. This composition includes a photocurable component and dispersed carbon-coated metal particles present in an amount of at least 10 weight % based on the total weight of the non-aqueous photocurable composition.

04/14/16
20160105124 

Energy saving power supply unit


The new energy saving power supply unit is designed to power and save 50% to 87.5% of electrical energy or power, consumed by appliances and other loads. The unit applies methods of circuit modifications, calculations and manipulations to produce time percentages of the 120 vac, 240 vac and 480 vac 50/60 hz single phase sine wave power line outputs of the u.s and international power grids.

04/07/16
20160097548 

Heat 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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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




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

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