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|High definition surveillance image storage optimization apparatus and methods of retention triggering|
A high definition surveillance video storage optimization system executes purging directives according to policy and retention meta data. Segments of video are purged from storage when thresholds of retention metrics are applied and when policy permits.
|Method for detecting a voltage collapse|
A method detects a working voltage collapse by use of an electric component, in which the exceeding of a critical characteristic of the working voltage is monitored and an excess is detected as a collapse. Accordingly, in order to recognize the collapse breakdown in a simple trouble-free manner, a model voltage generated by a model circuit is used as the critical characteristic..
|Transforming polygonal mesh by sub-polychord collapse|
An example method of transforming polygonal meshes by sub-polychord collapse may include identifying, among a plurality of sub-polychords of a given size, a seed sub-polychord having an optimal value of a metric associated with collapsing the respective sub-polychord. The example method may further include identifying a first test value of the metric for a first test sub-polychord comprising the seed sub-polychord and a first adjacent edge, and further identifying a second test value of the metric for a second test sub-polychord comprising the seed sub-polychord and a second adjacent edge.
Electronic Arts Inc.
|Method and system to conduct electronic commerce through motion pictures or life performance events|
Systems and methods for enabling a viewer of a motion art form to select an object of interest from within the motion art form are disclosed. The system includes a computing device configured to: receive at least one selection signal from at least one viewer; synchronize the at least one selection signal with an elapse time of the motion art form; and transmit the at least one selection signal to a destination..
|Database management system and database management method|
A database management system (dbms) is configured to delete, from a database storing information about time points associated with records, a record indicating a lapse of a predetermined time period since a time point indicated by associated information. The dbms receives a remaining condition which indicates a time period during which a record is kept in the database regardless of the predetermined time period, and controls to keep a record in the database even after a lapse of the predetermined time period, based on the remaining condition..
|Passive detection of live systems during controller failover in distributed environments|
For passive detection of live systems during controller failover in a distributed environment, a set of member systems is sorted according to heartbeat periods used by members in the set of member systems. An amount of elapsed time since a failure of a first controller system in the distributed environment is determined.
International Business Machines Corporation
|Method for predicting prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia relapse|
The present invention relates to a method for predicting the prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia relapse. According to the present invention, the prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia relapse can be predicted by analyzing changes in a bone marrow microenvironment during the early diagnosis of leukemia..
The Catholic University Of Korea Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation
|Ventilation device and vehicular lamp|
Disclosed is a ventilation device for discharging water vapor from the interior of a housing of a vehicular lamp to the outside of the housing, wherein: a ventilation path that is bent and is in communication with a ventilation opening in the housing is formed; and, up to the terminal end of the ventilation path including the bent part, the ventilation path maintains a minimum cross-sectional area with which it is possible to maintain a fogging reduction rate of 80% or higher in a lapse of 5 minutes. Thus, a defogging property inside the housing is improved while preventing the infiltration of liquid water and external substances by employing the ventilation path having a bent part..
Nitto Denko Corporation
|Vehicle drive device|
A vehicle drive device includes: an oil pump; an oil cooler; a bypass oil passage configured to bypass the oil cooler; a control valve; and a control unit. The control unit keeps the control valve in a first state while a temperature of oil circulated by the oil pump is lower than a predetermined value, and switches the control valve to a second state when the temperature of the oil circulated by the oil pump becomes not lower than the predetermined value while the control valve is in the first state.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
|Hydraulic control unit for a limited slip differential|
A hydraulic control unit that delivers hydraulic fluid to a limited slip differential includes a hydraulic control unit housing, a sump and a motor. The hydraulic control unit housing has an accumulator housing portion that houses a biasing assembly and a piston.
Pickup cab mount pack
A cover for a truck bed that can be horizontally traversed between expanded and collapsed positions is shown. Since the cover is horizontally traversed, the person manipulating the cover need not lift the cover vertically in order to reconfigure the cover between the expanded and collapsed positions.
Air maintenance pumping assembly and tire
A tire assembly includes: a tire having a pneumatic cavity; first and second sidewalls extending respectively from first and second tire bead regions to a tire tread region, the first sidewall having at least one bending region operatively bending when circumferentially adjacent a rolling tire footprint; a sidewall groove defined by groove sidewalls positioned within the bending region of the first tire sidewall, the groove deforming segment by segment between a non-deformed state and a deformed, constricted state in response to the bending of the first sidewall bending region circumferentially adjacent the rolling tire footprint; an air passageway resiliently deforming segment by segment between an expanded condition and an at least partially collapsed condition in response to respective segment by segment deformation of the sidewall groove when circumferentially adjacent the rolling tire footprint; and an assembly mounted to the first sidewall the tire, the assembly including a pressure regulator with an elongate cylindrical housing and a rectangular mounting plate, the mounting plate having an inlet port and two outlet ports for controlling air flow from outside of the tire to and from the pneumatic cavity.. .
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Substrate cleaning method and substrate cleaning apparatus
After hydrophobization of surfaces of patterns, a liquid film of pure water or the like is formed on the surfaces of the substrate. At this stage, the liquid of the liquid film cannot be present between the patterns because of hydrophobization, and gas is present there.
Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.
Method and device for searching through collapsed ground
The invention relates to a device and a method for determining whether a living person has been buried in collapsed ground. The device consists of a rod provided with a receiver unit and a signal processing unit.
Apparatus and aortic protection and tavi planar alignment
An assembly for guiding a medical apparatus within a patient includes an elongated shaft and a balloon affixed to the shaft and movable between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. A mesh material may be affixed to the shaft and movable between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
Integrated embolic protection devices
Embolic protection elements are integrated with a catheter or access sheath for any catheter. A catheter with an integrated embolic protection element comprises a catheter shaft, an embolic filter slidably mounted on a distal portion of the shaft, a proximal stop for limiting the proximal movement of the embolic filter, and a distal stop for limiting the distal movement of the embolic filter.
System and treatment of anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
Using a sling that includes a central portion and at least two arms extending from the central portion, a method of treating anal incontinence may include positioning the central portion posteriorly to the rectum and/or anus of a subject, and extending each arm of the sling to a respective obturator region. Using a sling having the same or similar structure, a method of treating pelvic organ prolapse may include positioning the central portion beneath the anorectum of a subject, and extending each arm of the sling to a respective thigh incision near the obturator region..
Astora Women's Health, Llc
Tools and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions
Surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods that are used for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to tissue, adjusting the length of implant components, and cutting the implant to a desired length.. .
Astora Women's Health, Llc
Method, infusion container, and preparation device for preparing an infusion beverage
A method for preparing an infusion beverage is disclosed wherein a dried infusion substance is applied in an infusion container, the latter being present, in the first instance, in a collapsed state and being extendable into an expanded state, an infusion liquid is introduced into the infusion container, wherein the infusion container is expanded. The dried infusion substance in the infusion container is kept in contact with the infusion liquid, in order to form the infusion beverage, over a contact period.
Arco Design Gmbh
The present invention is a jewelry shoulder strap holder which is used to prevent straps of (but not limited) bags or purse hanging on the shoulder of a person from falling. The jewelry shoulder strap holder comprises of a body member with a collapsible member and a base member having a top surface for a decorative design and a lower surface with a plurality of compartments and non-slipping strap and a means on said body member for securing said body member on to a shoulder strap.
An adjustable shoe having an extendible heel and flexible sole section is provided. In some embodiments, the flexible sole section can comprise one, two or even three or more layers.
Wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication system, wireless communication method and program
A wireless communication apparatus is provided that performs wireless communication using a specified wireless channel and forms part of an ad hoc wireless network. The device includes a recording portion that records country id information and recording-time information in to a storage medium, where the recording-time information indicates the time at which the country id information was recorded in to the storage medium, a time determination portion that uses the recording-time information to determine whether a predetermined time period has elapsed from the time at which the country id information was recorded, and a channel setting portion that, when the predetermined time period has not elapsed from the time at which the country id information was recorded in the storage medium, sets a wireless channel to a frequency channel that can be used in the country indicated by the country id information recorded in the storage medium..
Outage notification and context preservation for energy-harvesting devices
Technology described herein provides systems and technologies that help avoid waste of wireless network resources due to frequent losses of wireless connectivity with energy-harvesting devices (ehds). An energy-harvesting-indicator communication can be sent from a wireless device to a cellular base station to inform the cellular base station that the wireless device is an ehd.
Communication apparatus, control communication apparatus, and storage medium
There is provided a method for capturing a line after an elapse of a predetermined time, in a case where the line has been disconnected caused by an occurrence of a specific event in which a heavy load signal is input to an input side connecting the line. The control method for controlling a communication apparatus configured to perform a data communication via a line, includes detecting a signal on the line, disconnecting the line based on a level of the detected signal, and capturing the line based on an elapse of a predetermined time after the line has been disconnected..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Method for activating stack of fuel cell
A method for activating a stack of a fuel cell is provided. The method includes supplying oxygen and hydrogen to the stack after starting an activation process to change the stack to an open circuit voltage (ocv) state and terminating the supply.
Kia Motors Corporation
Displaying status of medical lines
Displaying a status of a medical line includes receiving data characterizing a time at which use of the medical line commenced and a target usable time of the medical line. The medical line corresponds to a fluid transport channel for a patient.
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
Determining lengths of acknowledgment delays for i/o commands
Example implementations relate to determining lengths of acknowledgment delays for input/output (i/o) commands. In example implementations, a length of an acknowledgment delay for a respective i/o command may be based on cache availability, and activity level of a drive at which the respective i/o command is directed, after the respective i/o command has been executed.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp
Method and reducing consumption of standby power through detection of idle state of system
A method and apparatus for reducing the consumption of standby power through the detection of the idle state of a system are disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a task information acquisition unit, an idle state detection unit, a power reduction determination unit, and a power reduction performance unit.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
Method and system for managing water usage
A method of retrofitting an existing water supply system including identifying a water usage device(s) in the existing water supply system suitable for retrofitting; retrofitting each identified water usage device with a new water usage device adapted to communicate water usage parameters of the existing water supply system when an elapsed time of a water usage event exceeds a preset limit, and cease communicating water usage parameters after completion and/or interruption of the water usage event; and thereafter operating the retrofitted water supply system.. .
Symmons Industries, Inc.
Method for detecting blockage in exhaust flue of gas boiler
The present invention relates to a method for detecting a blockage in an exhaust flue of a gas boiler, comprising: (a) a step for conducting an ignition process according to a user set temperature requested from the outside and performing temperature control to reach the user set temperature; (b) a step for determining whether the current fan rpm of a driven blower exceeds a reference fan rpm; (c) a step for calculating a difference between temperature values of supplied heating water and collected heating water that are detected by temperature sensors when heating water is supplied and determining whether the calculated value is less than a preset reference temperature value when it is determined that the current fan rpm exceeds the reference fan rpm; (d) a step for determining whether the elapsed time elapses a preset setting time based on the determination time point of the step (c) when it is determined that the calculated value is less than the reference temperature value; and (e) a step for displaying, on the outside, a notification that the blockage in the exhaust flue has been identified when it is determined that the elapsed time has elapsed the setting time based on the determination time point of the step (c).. .
Kyungdong Navien Co., Ltd
System for collecting energy from a moving mass
A system including at least one tunnel is configured for immersion in a moving mass. An energy collector is disposed in the at least one tunnel.
Drain clearing device
A drain clearing device including an elongated shaft having a first end and a second end and a collecting member having a fixed end and a free end. The fixed end is coupled to the elongated shaft proximate the first end, and the free end is movable relative to the fixed end from a collapsed position to an extended position, in which the elongated shaft is substantially surrounded by the collecting member..
Ac (macao Commercial Offshore) Limited
Sheet cutting apparatus and image forming apparatus
A sheet cutting apparatus includes a cutting position where a sheet is cut; a guillotine type cutter configured to move between the cutting position and a home position above the cutting position; a motor; a drive mechanism configured to transfer a drive force from the motor to the cutter to move the cutter between the home position and the cutting position; a drive control section configured to enable the cutter to fall from the home position to the cutting position when cutting a sheet by the cutter and then return the cutter to the home position; a determination section configured to determine whether or not a given period of time elapses from the last return completion of the cutter to the home position; and a return control section configured to return the cutter to the home position if the determination section determines that a given period of time elapses from the last return completion of the cutter to the home position.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
High-pressure casting method and high-pressure casting device
Provided is a high-pressure casting method and a high-pressure casting device which are capable of safe and high-quality casting of a high-fusion-point metal having a fusion point exceeding 1000 k. After melting a casting material (1) inside a melting container (2) of cartridge type, the melting container (2) is linearly moved to pass through a guide (14) attached to a casting port bush (13) to thereby be communicated with the casting port bush (13).
Fukui Prefectural Government
Integrative fungal solutions for protecting bees and overcoming colony collapse disorder (ccd)
The present invention is based on a plurality of benefits from the extracts of mycelia of individual fungal species, and mixtures of species, to provide an armamentarium of defenses from multiple stressors in order to help bees survive a complex of symptoms collectively called colony collapse disorder (ccd). More particularly, the present invention utilizes specific concentrations of extracts from pure cultured mycelium from mushroom forming fungi to reduce harmful viruses in bees and to increase the longevity of bees..
Heart occlusion devices
This disclosure is directed to an aperture occlusion device and a method for occluding an aperture, including a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. The aperture occlusion device includes a wire frame element.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Collapsible shelter for trees, shrubs and vines
Collapsible shelters for trees, shrubs and vines are provided. The collapsible shelters may be configured to be collapsible in the axial or the longitudinal direction.
Avintiv Specialty Materials Inc.
Systems and methods for combining multiple frames to produce media content with simulated exposure effects
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can capture media content including an original set of frames. A plurality of subsets of frames can be identified, based on a subset selection input, out of the original set of frames.
Imaging device, imaging system, communication device, imaging method, and computer readable recording medium
An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to generate plural pieces of image data, a storing unit, a first communication control unit configured to sequentially transmit a newest one of the plural pieces of image data and identification information for identifying the newest one of the plural pieces of image data to plural communication devices and receive the identification information received by an operated communication device and elapsed time information from the operated communication device, and an image selection unit configured to select reproduction priority candidate image data, which is obtainable and reproducible by the operated communication device, from among the plural pieces of image data stored in the storing unit based on the elapsed time information and the identification information received.. .
Image scanning apparatus
An image scanning apparatus performs operations including: upon detection of a first angle, causing light to be emitted to an original and recording a distribution of reflected light of the emitted light as first read data; upon elapse of a predetermined time from detection of a second angle, causing light to be emitted to the original and recording a distribution of reflected light of the emitted light as second read data; detecting a closed state of a pressure plate based on the second read data; and upon determination of an angle of the pressure plate with respect to the platen being equal to or smaller than a third angle smaller than the second angle in the detection of the closed state, detecting a width of the original in an opening-closing direction of the pressure plate based on a difference between the first and second read data.. .
Riso Kagaku Corporation
An electric circuit includes: a plurality of switching elements connected in parallel to each other, the plurality of switching elements including a first switching element and a second switching element; a control voltage application element applying a control voltage to a connection point at which respective gates of the plurality of switching elements are connected to each other; a connection point grounding element grounding the connection point; and a control circuit configured to put the first switching element into an on state and maintain the second switching element in an off state during a stand-by period, and put the second switching element into an on state after an elapse of the stand-by period.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Control device for controlling switching power supply
A voltage dividing circuit includes a first register that is supplied with an input voltage and a second resistor, and divides the input voltage to generate a divided voltage. A detection circuit compares the divided voltage with a brown-in detection threshold value, and outputs a first detection signal of h level when the divided voltage is equal to or higher than the threshold value, and outputs the first detection signal of l level when the divided voltage is lower than the threshold value.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
The present invention relates to an electromagnetic generator for generating electricity comprising: an exciter having a first magnetic flux, an electrical conductor operable to generate a second magnetic flux when moved relative to the first magnetic flux, means for causing relative motion between the first magnetic flux and the conductor such that the second magnetic flux generated at the conductor opposes the motion of the first magnetic flux relative to the conductor to simultaneously generate an electromotive force (emf) and a potential energy that is stored in the second magnetic flux, means for controlling the relative motion between the first magnetic flux and the conductor so that the potential energy stored in the conductor is released by allowing the second magnetic flux to collapse unimpeded by the first magnetic flux, and means for converting the released potential energy to an electromotive force (emf) across the conductor. The invention further relates to a transformer and to an electric motor..
Zag Technologies (ireland) Limited
Semiconductor substrate and semiconductor device
A semiconductor substrate including a substrate, a buffer layer having a nitride-based semiconductor containing carbon provided on the substrate, a high-resistance layer having a nitride-based semiconductor containing carbon provided on the buffer layer, and a channel layer having a nitride-based semiconductor provided on the high-resistance layer, the high-resistance layer including a first region having carbon concentration lower than that of the buffer layer, and a second region which is provided between the first region and the channel layer, and has the carbon concentration higher than the first region. As a result, it is possible to provide the semiconductor substrate which can reduce a leak current by enhancing crystallinity of the high-resistance layer while maintaining a high resistance of the high-resistance layer, and suppress occurrence of a decrease in electron mobility or current collapse in the channel layer by likewise enhancing crystallinity of the channel layer formed on the high-resistance layer..
Shin-etsu Handotai Co. Ltd.
Rf impedance matching network
In one embodiment, an rf impedance matching network includes an rf input configured to operably couple to an rf source; an rf output configured to operably couple to a plasma chamber; a first electronically variable capacitor having a first variable capacitance; a second electronically variable capacitor having a second variable capacitance; and a control circuit operably coupled to the first and second electronically variable capacitors. The control circuit is configured to determine the variable impedance of the plasma chamber, determine a first capacitance value for the first variable capacitance and a second capacitance value for the second variable capacitance, and generate a control signal to alter the first and/or second variable capacitance.
Reno Technologies, Inc.
Information technology service management records in a service level target database table
Information technology service management records in a service level target database table may include aggregating, at a predetermined elapsed time, a plurality of actions performed on each of a plurality of itsm records since a prior update of an slt database. Service level target tracking may further include identifying a portion of the plurality of aggregated actions that are applicable to an slt database table entry corresponding to an itsm record of the plurality of itsm records.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
Updating service level targets
Updating service level targets may include aggregating a plurality of actions performed over each of a plurality of information technology service management (itsm) records in a single service level target (slt) database table since a prior update. Examples may include applying the aggregated plurality of actions to the slt database table in a bulk operation.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
Monitor, integrated circuit and monitoring an integrated circuit
The present invention provides a monitor, especially a wake up monitor, for monitoring an integrated circuit, the monitor comprising a first monitoring unit configured to monitor at least one input of the integrated circuit, a second monitoring unit configured to monitor at least one output of the integrated circuit, a measurement unit configured to measure the time elapsed between an event on the at least one input and a reaction to the event on the at least one output and configured to output an alert signal if the elapsed time exceeds a predetermined first time limit. The present invention furthermore discloses an integrated circuit and a method for monitoring an integrated circuit..
Reducing process resources incurred by a user interface
This document describes techniques and apparatuses for limiting processing resources incurred due to refreshing a user interface. In various embodiments, an event is received, and it is determined whether a delay time period has elapsed.
Multi-screen display system, devices and methods
The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a collapsible, freestanding display unit. The display unit can be a collapsible and transportable stack system, which may include a base unit.
University Of Iowa Research Foundation
Deferring appointment alarms
A method, executed by a computer, for deferring an alarm includes determining a user's location relative to an appointment, calculating a required alert time, and setting a deferral duration to less than or equal to a difference between a required alert time and a current time. In some embodiments, a final alarm is activated when the deferral duration has elapsed.
International Business Machines Corporation
Control system, timing device, and process executed by the system
A control system includes a timing device to indicate an elapsed time from a time point at inversion of the timing device, and a computer including a transmitter to start transmission of a control signal according to a control scenario determined with a predetermined signal to a predetermined device other than the timing device if switching of the timing device to an operational mode is determined, and to transmit a signal indicating the end of the control for the predetermined device if switching of the timing device to a nonoperational mode is determined. The control system reduces the number of steps of managing tokens, archives, and token passwords by a terminal manager, and further improves the security level of the terminal..
Fujitsu Electronics Inc.
Image forming apparatus, control image forming apparatus, and computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a heater, a heat receiving member configured to fix a toner image on a sheet, a first temperature sensor configured to sense a first temperature of the heat receiving member, a second temperature sensor configured to sense a second temperature of the heat receiving member, and a controller. The controller is configured to, after the image forming unit starts image formation: when a difference between the first temperature and the second temperature exceeds a threshold value a first number of times, perform a temperature reduction control in which the controller reduces a number of sheets to be printed per unit time and the image forming unit performs image formation for the reduced number of sheets to be printed per unit time; and increase the threshold value in accordance with a time elapsed..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Moving object detection apparatus and drive support apparatus
A moving object detection apparatus is configured to calculate, based on detection information of an object from a radar sensor, a moving direction of the object with respect to a host vehicle to generate object information, the object information including information representing the calculated moving direction; set an invalidation time period or an invalidation section; and prevent a calculation of the moving direction during a period from the detection start timing to an invalidation end timing, the invalidation end timing being at a lapse of the invalidation time period or a timing when the object exists from the invalidation section, or prevent the moving direction calculated by the object information generating part from being used in a drive support control during the period from the detection start timing to the invalidation end timing.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Erroneous detection restraining circuit for laser range finder
In a laser range finder, each reflected light reflected by at least one object of pulsed laser light emitted by a light emitting element reaches a light receiving element, and distance information to the at least one object is acquired based on an amount of time from a light emission starting time for the pulsed laser light to an output starting time from the light receiving element. An erroneous detection reducing circuit for the laser range finder includes: a comparator receiving as inputs a threshold and a light-reception output from the light receiving element; a time measuring section measuring time elapsed since the light emission starting time for the pulsed laser light; and a setting changing section changing either one or both of the threshold and an amplification factor of the comparator for the light-reception output in accordance with a time measurement value obtained by the time measuring section..
Optex Co., Ltd.
Determining reflectance of a target using a time of flight ranging system
An electronic device includes a ranging light source and a reflected light detector. A logic circuit causes the ranging light source to emit ranging light at a target.