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Processing apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

Processing apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

Techniques for measuring above-the-fold page rendering

Techniques for measuring above-the-fold page rendering

Techniques for measuring above-the-fold page rendering

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

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10/23/14
20140317653
 Arbitrated ad consumption patent thumbnailArbitrated ad consumption
Some aspects may include determining whether to allow a skip over a portion of required content based on the amount of time elapsed since a portion of required content was played. The amount of time elapsed since a portion of required content was played may be measured based on the sum time of content played, or may be based on the amount of wall time elapsed.
10/23/14
20140317436
 Processing apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium patent thumbnailProcessing apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium
A processing apparatus includes a first memory, a second memory, a capacitor, and a processor coupled to the first memory and the second memory. The processor is configured to cause power feeding from the capacitor, and execute a first processing to cause the first memory to hold data, after the power feeding is caused from the capacitor, cause a battery to start power feeding in at least one of a case where the power feeding from an external power source is not started after being halted and an output voltage of the capacitor has fallen below a first value, and a case where the power feeding from the external power source is not started after being halted and a first time period has elapsed, and execute a second processing to write the data from the first memory into the second memory during the power feeding from the battery..
10/23/14
20140317282
 Techniques for measuring above-the-fold page rendering patent thumbnailTechniques for measuring above-the-fold page rendering
Techniques for measuring above-the-fold (atf) page rendering are provided. Visible objects for an atf portion of a browser page are identified.
10/23/14
20140316680
 Control device and control method for internal combustion engine patent thumbnailControl device and control method for internal combustion engine
The control device for an internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders includes: a misfire detection unit for detecting a misfire state for each of the plurality of cylinders; a plurality of electronic throttles each provided on an intake pipe corresponding to each of the plurality of cylinders, for adjusting an intake air amount taken into each cylinder by way of a throttle opening degree; and a throttle opening degree control unit for controlling the throttle opening degree of each of the plurality of electronic throttles. When the misfire detection unit detects the misfire state in any one of the plurality of cylinders, the throttle opening degree control unit decreases a limited value of the throttle opening degree of the cylinder in the misfire state as time elapses..
10/23/14
20140316381
 Apparatus for promoting urorectal organ emptying and related method patent thumbnailApparatus for promoting urorectal organ emptying and related method
The invention is directed toward an apparatus for promoting urorectal organ emptying and related method. The apparatus has a funnel that circumscribes a woman's urethral opening and directs urine to pass therethrough and generally away from the woman.
10/23/14
20140315732
 Cancer diagnosis and treatment patent thumbnailCancer diagnosis and treatment
A diagnostic assay for cancer such as lung cancer is disclosed. The assay can also be used to follow patients during treatment and for assessment of disease relapse after treatment.
10/23/14
20140315686
 Automatic transmission control device patent thumbnailAutomatic transmission control device
In a control apparatus for an automatic transmission in which a read-ahead vehicle speed which is a future vehicle speed is estimated on a basis of an acceleration and an actual vehicle speed and a gear shift control is carried out on a basis of the read-ahead vehicle speed and other driving parameters, a start of an up-shift is inhibited even if a determination of the up-shift is made for a predetermined time after a down-shift in a coast state has occurred and executing the up-shift after the predetermined time is elapsed. Consequently, while an unpleasant feeling given to a driver is suppressed, an appropriate gear shift is executable..
10/23/14
20140315131
 Developer and patterning process patent thumbnailDeveloper and patterning process
An aqueous solution containing 0.1-20 wt % of a benzyltrialkylammonium hydroxide is a useful developer for photosensitive resist materials. When an exposed resist film is developed in the developer, any swell of the resist film during development is suppressed.
10/23/14
20140314662
 Methods and kits for the prognosis of colorectal cancer patent thumbnailMethods and kits for the prognosis of colorectal cancer
The invention relates to methods for predicting the risk of relapse of cancer patients as well as methods for providing personalized medicine to said patients based on the expression levels of different genes the expression of which is induced in response to tgf-beta stimulation. The invention also relates to kits for carrying out the diagnostic and predictive medicine methods..
10/23/14
20140314129
 Vlf transmit antenna system, method and apparatus patent thumbnailVlf transmit antenna system, method and apparatus
There is provided a very low frequency (vlf) transmit antenna system, method, and apparatus for creating a magnetic field at low frequencies suitable for communications through the earth or other thick, solid barriers. At least two loop antennas are arranged such that a magnetic field of each one of the at least two loop antennas passes through each remaining one of the at least two loop antennas, thereby closely coupling the at least two loop antennas.
10/23/14
20140313744
Led fresnel lighting instrument
A fresnel lighting instrument for use in film and video production, having a led light engine mounted to a heat sink defining a first plane, a dual basket type focusing assembly adapted to longitudinally extend or retract a fresnel lens away from and back to the first plane substantially without rotation along the longitudinal range of extension, to provide a fanless, cool operating, highly compact and lightweight fresnel light suitable for studio or field use. The dual basket type design allows for transporting three fresnel units in a standard milk crate since the unit collapses down whereas existing fresnel lights all use a constant volume can-shaped housing within which the light source is repositioned..
10/23/14
20140313693
Low temperature storage apparatus and a method of operating the same
A low temperature storage apparatus may include a main body, a door opening and closing a storage chamber formed in the main body, a tray including storage slots receiving items to be stored, a light emitting device, a light sensing device including light receiving sensors sensing light incident on the storage slots from the light emitting device, and a controller controlling the light emitting device, receiving sensing signals, and providing status information related to the items received in the storage slots. The controller may switch the light emitting device on when the door is opened, and may sense whether or not a sensing signal is changed when the door is closed.
10/23/14
20140313274
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing system, computer program and computer-readable medium
An information processing apparatus that generates a drawing command for drawing visual information by irradiating laser light on a recording medium includes a line information obtaining unit that obtains line information of a line including a starting point of the line; a line segment dividing unit that obtains a drawing distance to be drawn over a predetermined time period that must elapse before an impact of residual heat from drawing an adjacent line can be disregarded and divides at least a portion of the line from the starting point to the drawing distance into a line segment having a predetermined length; and a control factor adjusting unit that adjusts a control value of a laser control factor that affects a density of the line segment such that the control value for the line segment that is affected by a greater amount of residual heat is adjusted to a greater extent.. .
10/23/14
20140312455
Patterns of a semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor device including a plurality of active patterns, a plurality of first isolation layer patterns and a plurality of second isolation layer patterns may be provided. In particular, the active patterns may be arranged both in a first direction and in a second direction, and may protrude from a substrate and have a length in the first direction.
10/23/14
20140312105
Packaging for plumbing fixtures
A box for a plumbing fixture includes first and second side panels, an end panel, and first and second corner panels, which are interconnected at parallel joints. In a first configuration, the box is collapsed and generally planar, the first side panel being folded at a central crease closer to a forward end than a rearward end thereof, and the second side panel being folded at a central crease closer to a forward end than a rearward end thereof.
10/23/14
20140312001
Crown-type metal top with easy opening
A crown-type metal cap comfortable for opening by turning or with a bottle opener. The metal cap before folding, has a bell-shaped closure flange with a plurality of intercalated protrusions and depressions, the protrusions have a smaller width than the width of the depressions, and each depression has on its outer edge a convex fold; such that when closing the closure flange is folded over the mouth of the bottle, each protrusion bifurcates into a pair of minor protrusions that acquire a curved shape separated by a central depression that takes a similar form within a spheroid, forming a flange surface comfortable to touch to facilitate manual opening by turning; whereas the convex fold of each depression prevents the collapse of the outer edge of the depression to form a bell-shaped opening edge for easy opening of the metal cap with the bottle opener..
10/23/14
20140311632
Method for producing steel tube for air bag
A method for producing a steel tube of high strength and toughness for air bag subjects a steel tube to high-frequency induction heating such that the outer surface temperature t1 (° c.) of the tube measured at the end of high-frequency induction heating is within the range defined by tac3+40° c.≦t1≦1100° c., tac3 is the temperature (° c.) of ac3 transformation point. Using the measured outer surface temperature of the tube, time x (second) elapsed from when the outer surface temperature of steel tube reaches the temperature of ac3 transformation point by high-frequency induction heating is calculated.
10/23/14
20140311484
Dispenser cap arrangement
The present invention relates to a dispenser cap arrangement for enclosing a portion of a dispenser of a medicament. In particular, the present invention relates to a dispenser cap arrangement, a dispenser cap a dispenser cap closure device, a method of closing a dispenser, and a closure arrangement.
10/23/14
20140311436
Starter provided with electromagnetic solenoid integrating rush current suppression function
An electromagnetic solenoid that controls a motor current of a starter includes: a first switch including a pair of first fixed contacts and a first movable contact, intermitting the motor current; a suppression resistor that suppresses the motor current; a second switch including a pair of second fixed contacts and a second movable contact, making a short circuit path to bypass the suppression resistor; a regulation member being driven by a sub solenoid, regulating the second switch being closed and releasing the second switch from being regulated after predetermined time elapses when a plunger is pulled by a main electromagnet. The regulation member is disposed between a regulated position and a released position to regulate the second switch..
10/23/14
20140311435
Starter adapted to idle stop system of vehicle
The sub solenoid drives the regulation member to the regulated position before the motor power switch is closed to regulate movement of the movable contact and releases the regulation member to the released position when a predetermined time elapses after the plunger is pulled by the electromagnet to release the movable contact.. .
10/23/14
20140311434
Starter adapted to idle stop system of vehicle
An electromagnetic solenoid that controls a motor current of a starter includes: a first switch including first fixed contacts and a first movable contact, intermitting the motor current; a suppression resistor that suppresses the motor current; a second switch including second fixed contacts and a second movable contact, making a short circuit path to bypass the suppression resistor; a first regulation member being driven by a first solenoid, regulating the first switch being closed and releasing the first switch from being regulated after predetermined time elapses; and a second regulation member being driven by a second solenoid, regulating the second switch being closed and releasing the second switch from being regulated after predetermined time elapses when the first switch is released from regulated state. The first and second regulation members are disposed between a regulated position and a released position to regulate the first and second switches..
10/23/14
20140311052
Portable building
The disclosure is directed at a portable building able to transition between a collapsed transport condition and an assembled condition, the portable building including a rear wall; a pair of side walls attached to the rear wall, the side wall including a hinged wall section, an end section, a side folding mechanism intermediate the hinged wall section and the end section for folding the hinged wall section along the end section; a front wall comprising a pair of outer doors; a pair of front folding mechanisms intermediate the outer doors and the respective side walls for folding each outer door along the respective side wall; a plurality of sliding roof trusses slidably engaged with the pair of side walls such that the plurality of sliding roof trusses can slide from a dispersed state along the pair of side walls to a collapsed state; and a roof mounted over at least a portion of the plurality of sliding roof trusses.. .
10/23/14
20140311022
Methods of producing water-resistant solid fuels
The invention provides a method by which high moisture low rank coal or other carbonaceous material may be transformed into a high-energy, water resistant product. The raw feed is comminuted then mechanically compacted by a roller press with rolls of a specified profile to mobilize the inherent moisture and collapse most of the interstitial pore space.
10/16/14
20140310452
Semiconductor device and processor system including the same
Provided is a semiconductor device including: a plurality of processing circuits; an arbitration circuit that arbitrates a plurality of data transfer requests issued by the plurality of processing circuits; a mask control circuit that loads the plurality of data transfer requests arbitrated by the arbitration circuit, and sequentially outputs the plurality of data transfer requests after a lapse of a mask period; and a memory controller that accesses a memory based on the plurality of data transfer requests sequentially output from the mask control circuit, and switches a mode of the memory to a power saving mode when no data transfer request is output from the mask control circuit for a predetermined period.. .
10/16/14
20140309881
System and method for responding to driver behavior
Methods of assessing driver behavior include monitoring vehicle systems and driver monitoring systems to accommodate for a driver's slow reaction time, attention lapse and/or alertness. When it is determined that a driver is drowsy, for example, the response system may modify the operation of one or more vehicle systems.
10/16/14
20140307620
Pro-active message acknowledgement collection for improved data link preformance over reliable transport media
A computer implemented method and computer program product for improved data link performance over reliable transport media in a satellite-based global telecommunications network (e.g., short burst data (sbd) transaction network) to reduce downlink latency includes sending a message over reliable transport media in the satellite-based global telecommunications network, polling for a response to the sent message and receiving the response to the sent message. In an aspect of the embodiment, the method can further include polling when a message alert notification is not received.
10/16/14
20140307331
Zoom-type lens barrel and image pickup apparatus
A lens barrel which is capable of increasing zoom rate and slimming down a lens barrel, and by extension an image pickup apparatus while reducing the size of the lens barrel in a radial direction without decreasing the lens diameter of a retractable lens which retracts outwardly in a radial direction when the lens barrel is collapsed. A first lens holding frame holds a first lens, and a second lens holding frame holds a second lens.
10/16/14
20140306542
Switch disconnect circuit for solar arrays
A module for connecting (or coupling) and disconnecting (or decoupling) a photovoltaic panel (pv) to and from other pv panels in a string of pv panels. The module may include first circuitry for detecting when a voltage output by the pv panel (vpanel) collapses, and second circuitry for disconnecting the pv panel from the panel string while preventing a transistor switching device (e.g.
10/16/14
20140305952
Folding container
A folding container comprising a body portion defining a receptacle chamber within the container into which product can be filled and at least one rib extending along at least a portion of the body portion. The at least one rib being collapsible to permit the body portion to collapse to a generally flattened position in the absence of the product contained therein..
10/16/14
20140305935
Expanding food storage container
An expanding food storage container includes a base and a cover. The cover includes a support ring and a dome having a side wall closely received in the support ring.
10/16/14
20140305905
Plasma processing method and plasma processing apparatus
At a time point t0 when starting a process, a duty ratio of a high frequency power rf1 to which power modulation is performed is set to be an initial value (about 90%) which allows plasma to be ignited securely under any power modulating conditions. At the substantially same time of starting the process, the duty ratio of the high frequency power rf1 is gradually reduced from the initial value (about 90%) in a regular negative gradient or in a ramp waveform.
10/16/14
20140305379
Pet toy and shelter
A pet toy and shelter is disclosed. An example pet toy and shelter may include a housing with a passage for a pet to enter and exit the housing.
10/16/14
20140305347
Deployable table for a spare tire assembly
A deployable table for an external spare tire assembly is an apparatus that provides a user with a fold-out shelf while the apparatus is attached to the spare tire assembly or provides the user with a table while the apparatus is detached from the spare tire assembly. The apparatus includes an adapter mount, a dual compression clamp, a central hub, a table frame, a table top, and foldable legs.
10/16/14
20140304943
Foldable door stop
A hinged two-part doorstop wedge that can be folded into a generally flat or collapsed configuration, and which can be unfolded and deployed in an elevated configuration for placement on the ground near a door so as to stop the motion of the door. The doorstop includes pivotally coupled first and second hinge elements, wherein in the fully collapsed configuration the first hinge element and the second hinge element have generally coplanar upper and lower surfaces, and when in the elevated configuration the top side of the first hinge element is angled upwardly to engage the bottom rail of a door..
10/09/14
20140304394
Timeout for identifying network device presence
Systems and techniques relating to identifying the presence of a network device are described. A described technique includes receiving, from the cache engine, a traffic flow and a series of notification signals, each indicating a presence of the cache engine, calculating a timeout value based on at least a time difference of two consecutive notification signals of the series of notification signals, updating, based on the calculated timeout value, a predetermined timeout period to an updated timeout period, and determining an absence of the cache engine when the updated timeout period that immediately succeeds the receiving of the series of notification signals elapsed without receiving an additional notification signal from the cache engine..
10/09/14
20140304342
Secure geo-location of a computing resource
Embodiments of systems and methods for geo-location of a computing resource are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a first computing device determines a geographical location of the first device.
10/09/14
20140304183
Verification system
In described embodiments, a verification system allows for registration of credential providing entities and storage of credential data from, and verified by, the credential providing entities. The verification system further allows for users, through a credential and verification device associated with the credential providing entities, to approve the use of corresponding credential data by those accessing the verification system.
10/09/14
20140304128
Method to capture event information from mobile device
A method to capture parameters related to billable events for the purpose of posting such information to an accounting system. The method includes the steps of capturing a plurality of parameters for the event, wherein one of the parameters is an elapsed time of the event, identifying whether a capture fence applies to the event, permitting the modification of each of the plurality of parameters, and storing the event where the elapsed time is greater than the capture fence..
10/09/14
20140304101
Auction method and server
Provided are an auction method and server that enable a seller and bidders to determine the price of a product at their own discretion by enabling the bidders to participate in a bid between the lowest price offered by the seller and the highest price of the product, and give benefit to both the seller and successful bidders by applying the successful bid price of a lowest successful bidder to all the successful bidders as a sale price. The auction method includes maintaining, at an auction server, a database of the highest price of a specific product, the lowest price offered by a seller, and the limited number of successful bidders, receiving, at the auction server, bidding information including bid prices for the specific product between the lowest price and the highest price from bidders, selecting, at the auction server, a lowest successful bidder from among the bidders in consideration of the limited number of successful bidders and the bidding information when a predetermined bidding time elapses, and requesting, at the auction server, payment from all successful bidders using a successful bid price of the lowest successful bidder as a sale price on the basis of bidding information about the lowest successful bidder..
10/09/14
20140304005
Method, apparatus, and system for reading, processing, presenting, and/or storing electronic medical record information
A method for accessing, processing, presenting, and/or storing electronic medical record (emr) information on a touch-sensitive display includes reading emr information, displaying at least a portion of the emr information on a touch-sensitive sliding timeline, detecting finger swipe or similar gestures, and scrolling the sliding timeline so that a different portion of the emr information is displayed chronologically on the touch-sensitive sliding timeline. The resolution of the timeline can be expanded or collapsed in response to pinch gestures.
10/09/14
20140304000
Diagnosis-and-treatment-record management system, diagnosis-and-treatment-record management method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium
A diagnosis-and-treatment-record management system includes a diagnosis-and-treatment-information memory, a disease-information memory, a compression unit, and a decompression unit. The diagnosis-and-treatment-information memory stores one or more records.
10/09/14
20140303914
State of charge estimation device and method of estimating state of charge
The state of charge (soc) estimation device includes a memory and a controller component. The memory stores data on a first correlation between an elapsed time and an estimation error in soc estimation.
10/09/14
20140303871
Method and system for regulating power in the event of at least one aircraft engine failure
A method to optimize resources needed to continue flight if at least one main engine is lost, by relieving a propulsion system that has remained operative of all or some of non-propulsive energy demands, by additional generation of non-propulsive power, operating continuously. The method uses a gpp unit that operates constantly in flight while taking up some of nominal total non-propulsive power of the aircraft, to supply increased non-propulsive power almost instantaneously, based on at least three respective emergency regimes at a time of engine failure.
10/09/14
20140303772
Sheets processing apparatus and sheets processing method
A sheet processing apparatus including a table to be loaded a first and a second banknote group partitioned by a header card recording the bar code number in the piling direction of the banknotes, a take-in portion to take in the banknotes of the first and second banknote groups loaded on the table and the header card, a discrimination portion to count the banknotes taken in by the take-in portion and discriminate the type hereof, a plurality of stackers to sort and stack the banknotes discriminated by the discrimination portion on the basis of the type thereof, and a sensor to detect the header card taken in by the take-in portion. The sheet processing apparatus additionally includes a controller to control so as to stop the taking-in of the second banknote group on the basis of detection of the header card by the sensor and after a lapse of a predetermined time, to start the taking-in of the second banknote group..
10/09/14
20140303722
Apparatus and method for implanting collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves
Apparatus for delivering a prosthetic heart valve into a patient by means that are less invasive than conventional open-chest, open-heart surgery. The prosthetic valve may be collapsed while in a delivery device.
10/09/14
20140303604
Left heart vent catheter
A left heart vent catheter that includes an elongate tube having a hollow passageway is provided with a plurality of openings and a balloon near the distal end. The balloon can be inflated after the catheter is in place so as to engage a desired part of the heart such as the aortic valve or tricuspid valve and thereby prevent undesired withdrawal of the catheter.
10/09/14
20140302682
Method and apparatus for plasma processing
The present invention provides a plasma processing method that uses a plasma processing apparatus including a plasma processing chamber in which a sample is plasma processed, a first radio-frequency power supply that supplies a first radio-frequency power for generating plasma, and a second radio-frequency power supply that supplies a second radio-frequency power to a sample stage on which the sample is mounted, wherein the plasma processing method includes the steps of modulating the first radio-frequency power by a first pulse; and controlling a plasma dissociation state to create a desired dissociation state by gradually controlling a duty ratio of the first pulse as a plasma processing time elapses.. .
10/09/14
20140301400
Train information management apparatus and train information management method
A train information management apparatus includes a first system central device that generates first train control information for a car-mounted device in every predetermined period and a second system central device that generates second train control information starting from the time at which the time obtained by multiplying the predetermined period with 1/2 has elapsed from the time point when the first train control information is transmitted. The first system central device generates a first packet every time the first train control information is generated and alternately transmits a first packet to a first system trunk transmission line and a second system trunk transmission line.
10/09/14
20140301295
Systems and methods for collision management in a neighborhood aware network
Methods, devices, and computer program products for collision management of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network are described herein. In one aspect, a method of communicating via a wireless medium by a wireless communications apparatus within a neighborhood aware network is provided.
10/09/14
20140300769
Automatic time lapse capture
In one embodiment, a mobile device captures images at a rate different than playback speed. The mobile device receives a user input to initiate a collection of image data by a mobile device.
10/09/14
20140300741
Arrangement and method for recognizing road signs
Various embodiment include a system and a method for recognizing road signs. An image of a road sign may be captured by least one image sensor.
10/09/14
20140300124
Adaptable bin with folding secondary bin
An adaptable bin includes a bin floor, at least two bin side walls, and one or more bin end walls. The bin floor, bin side walls, and bin end wall define a primary storage volume and define a bin opening allowing access to the primary storage volume.
10/09/14
20140300087
Portable storefront vendor cart
A portable, collapsible vending cart which can be used to vend disparate items in a variety of environments. The cart is adaptable to accommodate vendors of a wide variety of products, and provides an apparatus which is in compliance with most state regulations for vending carts.
10/09/14
20140300069
Configurable cart
This invention includes a cart assembly with an integrated cooler and a configurable and expandable cargo platform. The cart assembly comprises a chest compartment.
10/09/14
20140299714
Heat generating transfer orbit shield
A system and apparatus are provided for preventing heat loss in a spacecraft during the upper stage launch phase and transfer orbit. A thermal control panel can be provided that can be positioned adjacent to exposed areas of radiator panels on the spacecraft in a collapsed configuration.
10/09/14
20140299641
Adaptable bin with rotating cup holder
A rotating cup holder includes a static sidewall forming part of the cup holder and a dynamic sidewall forming part of the cupholder. The static sidewall includes a plurality of guide tracks and a landing support between the plurality of guide tracks.
10/09/14
20140299317
Hydraulic fracturing
An improvement over known hydraulic fracturing fluids. Boundary layer kinetic mixing material is added to components of fracturing fluid wherein kinetic mixing material is a plurality of particles wherein at least 25% of particles are several types, i.e., having surface characteristics of thin walls, three dimensional wedge-like sharp blades, points, jagged bladelike surfaces, thin blade surfaces, three-dimensional blade shapes that may have shapes similar to a “y”, “v” or “x” shape or other geometric shape, slightly curved thin walls having a shape similar to an egg shell shape, crushed hollow spheres, sharp bladelike features, 90° corners that are well defined, conglomerated protruding arms in various shapes, such as cylinders, rectangles, y-shaped particles, x-shaped particles, octagons, pentagon, triangles, and diamonds.
10/09/14
20140299131
Collapsible patient conduit a respiratory therapy system
An elongated flexible conduit (4) includes an flow element (24) having a first elongated wall segment (32) and a second elongated wall segment (44) that are connected together at their sides to form a wall (28) that is continuous in a circumferential direction perpendicular to the direction of elongation (8). The flow element is movable between a first configuration and a second configuration (68), with the first configuration being an expanded configuration, and with the second configuration being a collapsed configuration.
10/09/14
20140299095
Control apparatus for general-purpose internal combustion engine
In a control apparatus for a general-purpose internal combustion engine including a generator as a power supply, the generator includes a main generator coil supplying power to the stepping motor, and an auxiliary generator coil supplying power to an ignition device of the engine. The apparatus includes ignition timing controller for, when starting the engine by a manual starter, detecting that an engine speed reaches or exceeds a predetermined engine speed not exceeding a connecting rotation speed of a centrifugal clutch to retard an ignition timing of the engine, thereby suppressing increase in the engine speed to less than the connecting rotation speed, and for restoring the ignition timing to its normal timing after a predetermined time elapses from start of retarding the ignition timing.
10/09/14
20140298895
Device for measuring the amount of free fluid in a colloid in a horizontal position
A device for testing the amount of free fluid in a colloid comprises: a first container, wherein the first container has a central axis that spans the length of the first container, wherein the length of the first container is greater than the width and height of the first container, and wherein the central axis of the first container is oriented in a substantially horizontal position during the testing. Methods of using the device include: optically determining the height of free fluid in the container after the period of time has elapsed and using a formula to determine the volume of the free fluid; or removing a plug from a plug tube that is operationally connected to the container; and draining the free fluid from the container into a measurement device..
10/09/14
20140298755
Multiple sealing bars for film wrapping
This invention is directed to multiple sealing bars to seal articles moving on a conveyor 2 inside a sleeve 4 that forms a continuous film tube 5. Retracting conveyors act to collapse the tube between the articles so that the collapsed portion of the tube can be sealed.
10/09/14
20140298697
Safety frame system for an led signage
An led signage system having an led cabinet and top and bottom plates secured along the top and bottom of the cabinet, and each having a channel aligned towards each other configured to receive a safety screen to protect the led screen. A base supports the bottom plate and has pairs of rearwardly and forwardly extending arms each with a roller.
10/02/14
20140298331
Virtual machine control program, virtual machine control method, virtual machine control apparatus, and cloud computing system
A non-transitory computer readable medium that stores therein a virtual machine management program for causing a computer to execute a process having, suspending a virtual machine, when an access to the virtual machine does not occur for a first time; resuming and, after a second time elapses, suspending the virtual machine being suspended, even the access to the virtual machine does not occur, so as to cause the virtual machine to perform a refreshing process; and resuming the virtual machine being suspended, when the access to the virtual machine occurs.. .
10/02/14
20140298262
Method for cancelling a user action to be applied to a digital object
A computer-implemented method for tracing a digital object on a user interface screen of an electronic system includes representing the digital object on the user interface screen by means of a first digital image, selecting the first digital image, starting a user action on the corresponding digital object, replacing the first digital image by a second digital image representing the interactive object during a predetermined time period, applying the user action on the digital object after the predetermined time period has lapsed, and removing the second digital image from the user interface screen after the predetermined time period has lapsed, wherein the second digital image is selectable in order to cancel the started user action of the digital object and to let emerge the first digital image again on the user interface screen. A reproduction apparatus includes a user interface screen and a control unit for executing the method..
10/02/14
20140298239
Stack style tab management
The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for managing tabs in a graphical user interface. The method includes receiving a first user input that selects a first tab from among multiple collapsible tabs in a tab area of a tabbed interface.
10/02/14
20140298074
Method of calculating cpu utilization
A method of determining processor utilization includes: counting, via a first counter on a processor, a number of elapsed clock cycles while code is being executed; counting, via a second counter on a processor, a total number of free-running clock cycles; and dividing the number of clock cycles where code is being executed by the total number of free-running clock cycles to determine a cpu utilization.. .
10/02/14
20140298048
Electronic device and method of controlling electronic device
An electronic device includes a first supply target unit that accepts supply of power from an external power supply, a second supply target unit that accepts supply of power from a battery, a main body, and a controller, wherein the controller starts to accept supply of power from both the external power supply and the battery and starts to output, to the main body, a voltage of the power supplied from both the external power supply and the battery in a case where a predetermined time has elapsed since start of a predetermined operation of the main body while a voltage of power accepted from the external power supply has been output to the main body.. .
10/02/14
20140297954
Caching mechanism to improve user interface responsiveness
A method to preferentially wait for fresh data from a primary source to become available in a system where there is also an older set of data from a secondary source. The method includes receiving a data request that is to be displayed and determining if the data from the primary source is available.
10/02/14
20140297770
Electronic message system for soliciting reply
An apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor may receive a user generated electronic message.
10/02/14
20140297705
Method and system for the digital synthesis of a waveform
A method for digital synthesis of a waveform, wherein: samples of a reference waveform that is divided into a plurality of contiguous time segments are stored in a digital memory; the duration of each time segment is set at a respective desired value; the time segments are scanned in an orderly manner as a function of a clock signal so as to select one time segment at a time; for the time segment selected, a relative time that has elapsed from the start of the time segment is calculated as a function of the clock signal; the memory is addressed as a function of said relative time and of a ratio between the number of the samples and the desired duration of the time segment in order to read at least part of the samples of the time segment; and a digital-to-analog conversion of the samples read from the memory is carried out.. .
10/02/14
20140297685
Data management apparatus, data management method and data management program
An apparatus includes: a first range data storage section 21 for storing as first range data upper and lower limit values of process data, and a first reference point of time, while associating the upper and lower limit values with the first reference point of time; a second range data storage section 22 for storing as second range data upper and lower limit values of process data acquired in each second period, and a second reference point of time, while associating the upper and lower limit values with the second reference point of time; a sampling data storage section 113b for storing as sampling data process data including a chronological change, and an elapsed time from a reference point of time, while associating the process data with the elapsed time; and a storage controller 111a for storing the first range data, the second range data and the sampling data.. .
10/02/14
20140297638
Data management apparatus, data management method and data management program
An apparatus includes: the arrangement pattern sampling data generator 111b for generating the arrangement pattern sampling; the bit pattern sampling data generator 111c for, each time process data are acquired from the controllers 51 to 5n, generating the bit pattern sampling; the calculator 111d for calculating the number-of-change-points threshold value indicating the threshold value for the number of process data each including the chronological change on the basis of the data size needed to store the elapsed times and the sampling cycles (the acquisition intervals) for the process data acquisition; and the storage controller 111a for storing any one of the bit pattern sampling data and the arrangement pattern sampling data, which requires a smaller storage capacity, into the storage unit 113.. .
10/02/14
20140297275
Speech processing device, integrated circuit device, speech processing system, and control method for speech processing device
A speech processing device includes: a dialog execution control unit that controls speech output and timings of speech recognition in accordance with dialog information including speech output information, speech recognition information and control information; a speech output control unit that outputs an output speech signal designated by the speech output information; and a speech recognition unit that executes speech recognition processing for an input speech signal using the speech recognition information. The control information includes speech output timing information for the output speech signal and speech recognition start timing information for the input speech signal.
10/02/14
20140297138
Electric oil pump control system and control method for automatic transmission
A control method of an electric oil pump for an automatic transmission that minimizes power loss by normally controlling driving of the electric oil pump when a start intention of a driver is detected after a power source is turned on is provided. The method includes driving an electric oil pump at ‘a’ rpm which is a maximum velocity when the power source is turned on.
10/02/14
20140297075
Control system for vehicle
An engine and a motor/generator are installed in a vehicle as drive sources. The vehicle is capable of traveling in a condition where the engine is stopped.


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