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 Method of changing over computer from power-on state to power-saving state and computer patent thumbnailnew patent Method of changing over computer from power-on state to power-saving state and computer
A power state controlling method is provided that balances quick resumption with reduction of power consumption. An upper limit value pih and a lower limit value pil of a power idle state are set for the magnitude of power consumption of a system.
 Travel process prediction system, travel process prediction apparatus and non-transitory recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Travel process prediction system, travel process prediction apparatus and non-transitory recording medium
An information acquiring apparatus acquires, when a travel object such as a traveler travels with transportation, passage time at which the travel object passes through each passage point at a departure/arrival facility, transportation specifying information indicating transportation, situation information indicating a situation and so forth. The travel process prediction apparatus stores the acquired information in an associated manner, and obtains a regression equation representing the relationship between items included in the transportation specifying information or situation information and passage time at a specific passage point, elapsed time while the travel object passes through two specific passage points or a result of comparison between the passage time and boarding completion time.
 Anchoring elements for intracardiac devices patent thumbnailnew patent Anchoring elements for intracardiac devices
An intracardiac device comprising a ring-shaped body and one or more anchoring or stabilizing elements attached to said body, said elements being selected from the group consisting of levered anchoring arms, elongate anchoring arms, and lateral extension elements, wherein said device is able to move between two conformations, a collapsed conformation suitable for insertion into a delivery catheter, and an open conformation, suitable for implantation at a cardiac valve annulus.. .
 Self-expanding neurostimulation leads having broad multi-electrode arrays patent thumbnailnew patent Self-expanding neurostimulation leads having broad multi-electrode arrays
Self-expanding lead including a lead body having a distal body end, a proximal body end, and a central axis extending therebetween. The lead body includes first and second outer arms and an inner arm disposed between the first and second outer arms.
 Clot retrieval device for removing occlusive clot from a blood vessel patent thumbnailnew patent Clot retrieval device for removing occlusive clot from a blood vessel
A clot retrieval device (9501) for removing occlusive clot from a blood vessel comprises an inner elongate body (9503) and an outer elongate body (9504) at least partially overlying the inner elongate body (9503). The device also comprises an elongate member or shaft (9502) having a proximal end which extends exterior of a patient so that a user can retrieve the stent-basket device and captured clot by retracting the shaft (9502).
 Renal nerve ablation catheter patent thumbnailnew patent Renal nerve ablation catheter
Medical devices for ablating nerves perivascularly and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include an expandable frame slidably disposed within a catheter shaft.
 In-dwelling port for access into a body patent thumbnailnew patent In-dwelling port for access into a body
An in-dwelling port for providing repeated entry to a body during and/or after an operation is described. The port may include an external portion secured to a body outside an incision and a collapsible insertion portion that is inserted through the incision.
 Antagonists of cb1 receptor patent thumbnailnew patent Antagonists of cb1 receptor
The invention relates to an antagonist of cb1 receptor for use in the treatment of a pathologic condition or disorder selected from the group consisting of bladder and gastrointestinal disorders; inflammatory diseases; cardiovascular diseases; nephropathies; glaucoma; spasticity; cancer; osteoporosis; metabolic disorders; obesity; addiction, dependence, abuse and relapse related disorders; psychiatric and neurological disorders; neurodegenerative disorders; autoimmune hepatitis and encephalitis; pain; reproductive disorders and skin inflammatory and fibrotic diseases.. .
 Toy figure having reconfigurable portions and methods of using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Toy figure having reconfigurable portions and methods of using the same
A toy figure and associated method of use is disclosed, and comprises a body portion and at least one appendage extending from the body portion. The body portion comprises a resilient portion so that a user can apply a force to cause the toy figure to transition from an unstressed condition to an actuated condition.
 Kit and method for the capture of tumor cells patent thumbnailnew patent Kit and method for the capture of tumor cells
The invention relates to a kit and method for the capture of tumor cells in a body fluid sample. The kit and method of the invention can capture living tumor cells but not non-living tumor cells or cell fragments so that the tumor species can be further identified by further culture of the captured tumor cells.
new patent Combination therapies and methods using anti-cd3 modulating agents and anti-il-6 antagonists
This invention relates generally to compositions that contain multiple modulating agents, e.g., multiple modulating agents that target cd3 on t cells and neutralize one or more biological activities of interleukin-6 (il-6), such as cd3 modulators including anti-cd3 antibodies and anti-il-6 antagonists including anti-il-6 antibodies, anti-il-6r antagonists including anti-il-6r antibodies, and/or anti-il-6/il-6r complex antagonists including anti-il-6/il-6r binding antibodies, and methods of using these compositions in the treatment, amelioration and/or prevention of relapse of an autoimmune disease.. .
new patent Pneumatic transport with multi vessel discharge
An ash transport system and method is provided that includes a transport line, four hoppers, and an airlock or hopper valve attached to each hopper. The ash transport system transports an ash mass from the airlock or hopper valve to the transport line if pressure in the transport line falls below a predefined pressure threshold assigned to the respective airlock or hopper valve.
new patent Apparatus and method for controlling resources in a core network
A base station apparatus determines, in accordance with at least one of a communication frequency of a mobile station apparatus, a congestion state of a core network that connects a radio access network and a public network, a number of users being located in a cell of the base station apparatus, and a radio state, a hold period for which a core network resource is to be held, where the core network resource is used for setting a bearer in the core network for the mobile station apparatus. The base station apparatus transmits information indicating the determined hold period to a gateway apparatus in the core network, thereby causing the gateway apparatus to release the core network resource after a period corresponding to the hold period has elapsed..
new patent Method and apparatus for program and erase of select gate transistors
Techniques are provided for programming and erasing of select gate transistors in connection with the programming or erasing of a set of memory cells. In response to a program command to program memory cells, the select gate transistors are read to determine whether their vth is below an acceptable range, in which case the select gate transistors are programmed before the memory cells.
new patent Charging apparatus
A charging apparatus includes: a charging unit charging a rechargeable battery; a fan to send air to the rechargeable battery; a control unit adapted to activate the fan when a predetermined cooling-execution condition is satisfied after initiation of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit and to deactivate the fan when a predetermined maximum cooling period of time is elapsed from completion of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit even when the predetermined cooling-execution condition has been satisfied after completion of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit; an information obtaining unit configured to obtain cooling-performance information that represents coolability of the rechargeable battery; and a setting unit configured to set the maximum cooling period of time based upon the cooling-performance information obtained by the information obtaining unit.. .
new patent Electronic device, method for controlling the electronic device and control program for the electronic device
According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a charging controller, a first information detector, an elapsed time information detector, and a charging instruction module. The controller performs control for charging a battery with a first charging value.
new patent Collapsible truck rack and method of use thereof
A collapsible truck rack that can be assembled and disassembled easily without the use of tools. The rack can be stored in the interior periphery of the truck bed so as not to appreciable diminish the capacity of the truck bed for the placement therein of items to be transported.
new patent Collapsible four wheel golf cart
A collapsible golf cart comprises a frame member, a handle, and a carriage. The handle is pivotably coupled to the frame and the frame is pivotably coupled to the carriage.
new patent Paper discharge device
A paper discharge device includes: an end fence to restrict leading end positions of paper sheets discharged to a paper receiving tray; a lift mechanism to lower the paper receiving tray by a prescribed distance upon reach of a top surface position of the paper sheets stacked on the paper receiving tray to a reference position; an ultrasonic sensor to emit an ultrasonic wave in a horizontal direction toward the paper receiving tray from upstream of the paper receiving tray in a discharge direction in a prescribed height range including the reference position and portions above and below the reference position, and receive a reflected wave from a detection target; and a detector to detect the top surface position on a basis of changes in a reception level of the reflected wave over an elapsed time from an emission of the ultrasonic wave.. .
new patent Twist-fold containers
Twist-fold containers include wires that are pivotally connected to channels formed in the containers. Using a twisting motion, the containers including the wires are collapsed.
new patent Collapsible nestable container
A collapsible nestable container is provided. The collapsible nestable container may comprise a plurality of panels, each having one or more locking features that interlock with the locking features of the other panels to form an assembled container.
new patent Snap-fold containers
The invention disclosed includes various durable containers constructed from sheet materials including a plurality of living hinges. The containers are configured to snap into an assembled position from a relatively flat position by the application of pressure to one or more sidewalls wherein that pressure deforms the one or more sidewalls into a concave position, thereby holding the container into place until the contain is collapsed once again for storage or cleaning..
new patent Method for operating a refrigerator appliance ice maker
A refrigerator appliance and a method for operating the same are provided. The refrigerator appliance includes an ice maker for producing ice.
Processor and program execution method capable of efficient program execution
A processor executes a plurality of tasks by switching a timeslot and iterating a plurality of timeslots. The processor includes a table in which tasks are defined in correspondence with timeslots.
Adaptive workload based optimizations coupled with a heterogeneous current-aware baseline design to mitigate current delivery limitations in integrated circuits
A dynamic system coupled with “pre-silicon” design methodologies and “post-silicon” current optimizing programming methodologies to improve and optimize current delivery into a chip, which is limited by the physical properties of the connections (e.g., controlled collapse chip connection or c4s). The mechanism consists of measuring or estimating power consumption at a certain granularity within a chip, converting the power information into c4 current information using a method, and triggering throttling mechanisms (including token based throttling) where applicable to limit the current delivery per c4 beyond pre-established limits or periods.
Optimizing snapshot lookups
A system and method for performing search optimization operations. In order to optimize lookups for received data requests, a storage controller attempts to collapse the medium graph, thus reducing the number of mediums in which the storage controller must look to find a given block.
Biological signal averaging processing device
The biological signal averaging processing device includes a waveform input unit for continuously obtaining a biological signal in which analogous waves appear repeatedly, a summing-averaging processing unit which sums the biological signal obtained from the waveform input unit each time a predetermined time period lapses after a desired start time point to obtain an average wave, a noise level detection part which detects a noise level of random noise contained in the biological signal obtained from the waveform input unit each time the predetermined time period lapses after the desired start time point, a display part for displaying information, and a display control part for displaying the information on the screen of the display part. The display control part displays the noise levels detected by the noise level detection part on the screen of the display part in a chronological manner in association with the respective predetermined time periods..
Valve prosthesis and method for delivery
Heart valve prostheses are provided for replacing a cardiac valve. The heart valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame including a first portion and a second portion.
Transcatheter heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve comprises a collapsible and expandable support frame comprising a longitudinal axis. The frame comprises a first circumferential undulating structure defining an outflow end of the frame, and a second circumferential undulating structure spaced apart from the first circumferential undulating structure.
Transcatheter heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve comprises a biological tissue valve and a collapsible and expandable support frame comprising longitudinal axis. The frame comprises an outflow circumferential structure defining an outflow end of the frame and defining a single row of expandable cells, and a circumferential undulating strut structure spaced apart from the outflow circumferential structure.
Method of treating paravalvular leakage after prosthetic valve implantation
A method for treating paravalvular leakage at a location of a stented prosthetic valve includes the steps of delivering a clip to a location adjacent chordae tendinae of a native valve, and deploying the clip such that the clip captures at least some of the chordae tendinae of the native valve, thereby increasing tension in the captured chordae tendinae. The clip is delivered to the location in a collapsed stated and is released from a sheath convert to an undeflected or relaxed state.
Medical implantable occlusion device, and method for implantation thereof
A medical implantable occlusion device (100, 200) is disclosed comprising a fabric of at least one thread (101) and a structural formation (102) thereof having a collapsed and an expanded shape, the formation comprises a proximal and a distal portion (103, 104), a longitudinal axis (105) extending between the proximal and distal portion, wherein at least one of the proximal and distal portions comprises a peripheral edge (107, 108) having a first (109, 109′) and a second (110, 110′) radius of curvature in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, wherein the first radius of curvature is different from the second radius of curvature.. .
Portable automated body fluid drain control apparatus
A portable body fluid collection device that includes an apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids and at least one strap associated with the apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids. The strap can be worn by a patient to support the weight of the automated body fluid drain control apparatus.
Pump cartridge unit having one or more medicament reservoirs
In one embodiment, a medicament pump cartridge may include a reservoir configured to store a medicament, wherein the reservoir may be configured to transition between an expanded configuration when filled with medicament and a collapsed configuration when empty. The medicament pump cartridge may include an electromagnetic pumping mechanism, wherein the electromagnetic pumping mechanism includes at least one magnet secured to a membrane.
Method for supporting vaginal cuff
Described are methods and devices useful for supporting posterior vaginal tissue for various purposes such as treating or preventing vaginal prolapse or enterocele, especially in a patient not having a uterus, the devices including implants designed to contact the vaginal cuff and connect to sacral anatomy such as the sacrum or the uterosacral ligaments.. .
Heart sheath system and method of use
A method of sheathing a heart including inserting an expandable heart sheath into a living body with the sheath held in a collapsed state. The sheath is released to allow the sheath to expand inside the body.
Supporting a heart
A heart support featuring a sheath sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body and an expandable chamber disposed within the sheath so as to apply pressure against the heart when expanded. The expandable chamber is at least partially defined by a foldable chamber wall that folds with the chamber in a collapsed state, and unfolds as the chamber expands..
Game providing device
After a game has been started, game content drawing processing, game content placing processing, and point granting and character removing processing are repeatedly executed. Thus, the obtaining of a character by each player, the placement of the obtained character in an area, and the obtaining of points and the removal of the character from the area according to an elapsed time from the placement of the character in the area are repeatedly executed.
Apparatus and method for reducing battery consumption of mobile terminal
An apparatus and a method for reducing battery consumption of a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes calculating a current location of the mobile terminal, route information to a destination, and an alarm period for determining whether the mobile terminal has arrived at the destination or at a nearby region of the destination, if the destination is input, and deactivating a locating module before the alarm period has elapsed, determining whether the mobile terminal has arrived at the destination or the nearby region of the destination if the alarm period has elapsed, and notifying the user that the mobile terminal has arrived at the destination or the nearby region of the destination if the mobile terminal has arrived at the destination or the nearby region of the destination..
Roping dummy apparatus
The present invention is a team roping dummy that encourages more correct roping via new innovations. The dummy has a relatively compact main body with collapsible legs, removable head, and internal body storage for head.
Sheet processing apparatus
According to an embodiment, a sheet processing apparatus having a function to erase an image formed on a sheet is provided. The sheet processing apparatus has a tray, an erasing unit and a control unit.
Collapsible light
A collapsible lighting device has a main body surrounded by a collar whose position is adjustable along the longitudinal axis of the main body. Pivotally connected or hinged legs are attached to the collar and to the main body with struts.
Modular substantion feeder assembly
A modular substation feeder assembly comprising a substantially rigid and collapsible support frame is presented. In particular, the support frame of the present invention comprises a plurality of at least two members disposed in a movable or removable relation to one another and structured to dispose the support frame between the collapsed position and into the operative expanded position.
Method and system for tracking motion of microscopic objects within a three-dimensional volume
Phase contrast microscopy images are collected of a liquid sample containing one or more microscopic objects. The images are analyzed to track the motion of the microscopic objects within the liquid sample.
Control device for oxygen concentration sensor
A control device for controlling an oxygen concentration sensor includes: a voltage sweeping unit for applying a voltage to the sensor for a time interval during an impedance detection process; a pre-sweeping voltage memory for storing a terminal voltage of the sensor as an initial terminal voltage just before applying the voltage; an impedance detection unit for detecting an element impedance; a voltage returning unit for returning the terminal voltage to the initial terminal voltage after a predetermined time interval has elapsed; a monitoring unit for monitoring the terminal voltage after the voltage returning unit starts returning the terminal voltage; a determination unit for determining whether a monitored terminal voltage of the sensor reaches a stored terminal voltage in the memory; and a stop unit for stopping a returning operation of the voltage returning unit when the monitored terminal voltage reaches the stored terminal voltage.. .
Method for charging lithium ion secondary battery
Cccv charging is applied to a lithium ion secondary battery. During cc charging, a transition point ta appears in temperature rise gradient when battery temperature rises along with the charging, and with the transition point ta being a border, a temperature rise gradient in an initial t1 period is steeper than a temperature rise gradient in a t2 period following the t1 period.
Device and control system for producing electrical power
Briefly, the invention involves a system and method for generating electrical power. The system includes an electromagnet positioned with one pole directed toward a like pole of a permanent magnet.
Removable vehicle door security lock
A device for use by a commercial driver in securing the doors of the vehicle while in another part of the vehicle would be inserted inside of the vehicle door on each side. The device would consist of a telescoping bar with an internal spring that automatically collapses the bar when released.
Sheet conveyance device, and image forming apparatus having the same
A sheet conveyance device includes conveying portion, first sensing portion, second sensing portion, drive control portion, response time calculation portion, and setting time changing portion. First sensing portion is disposed upstream conveying portion in conveyance direction.
Environment friendly building system utilizing recycled/upcycled, collapsed, pre-formed & post consumer plastic material
An environmentally friendly building system (20) for promoting long term carbon capture and sequestration of roofing and siding by utilizing recycled/upcycled, collapsed, preformed, and post consumer plastic material (32). The system includes a plurality of tiles (22).
Saddle rack with removable legs
A collapsible saddle rack with detachable legs is provided to enable easy transportation and compact storage. The saddle rack comprises an upper portion formed to support at least one saddle wherein the upper portion is collapsible.
Stepladders and related methods
Stepladders and related methods of using and manufacturing stepladders are provided. In one embodiment, a stepladder is provided that comprises a top cap, a first assembly and a second assembly.
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.
System for protecting stored goods
And means for avoiding an overall structural collapse (32) if a net (30, 31) gets entangled. The system is particularly useful for the storage of tobacco, coffee, dried fruits, cocoa, nuts, tea, cereals and spices.
Reservoir for nebulizer with a deformable fluid chamber
A reservoir for a nebulizer, and a nebulizer with a reservoir in which, to avoid undesirable rises in pressure, a fluid chamber of the reservoir is pre-collapsed and filled with an initial amount of fluid which is less than the maximum volume of the fluid chamber. Preferably, before being filled, the fluid chamber is compressed and/or expanded by means of gas to a defined volume which is less than the maximum volume of the fluid chamber..
Collapsible, mountable animal crate
A collapsible, mountable pet crate. A collapsible crate mountable to a wall such that the crate may be assembled for pet usage while mounted to the wall and collapsed into a compact package while mounted to the wall and not being used.
Stock assembly and recoil system for a firearm
A stock and recoil system for a firearm includes a lower receiver, a bolt carrier, and a stock assembly. The bolt carrier is reciprocally movable along an axis within an upper receiver carried by the lower receiver and includes a tubular rearward end defining a cavity with a rearwardly directed opening.
Foldable-storable pole saw
A pole saw includes a long handle with end adapter, a blade-carrying component pivoted to the end adapter for movement between an extended use position and a handle-adjacent storage position, and a saw blade fixed to the blade-carrying component. The end adapter and holding component are cast aluminum for strength and light weight, and are pivoted together about an offset axis so that the blade and blade-carrying component are positioned adjacent the handle in a partially protected position when collapsed for storage.
Dynamic timeout determination for microcontroller management of firmware updates
Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic time out determination during a microcontroller driven firmware update. In an embodiment, the method includes selecting by a processor of a server a firmware update to be applied by a microcontroller to firmware of the server and computing a timeout value according to a function based upon a date of production of the server.
Filtering and transforming a graph representing an application
A graph representing code element and relationships between code elements may have elements combined to consolidate or collapse portions of the graph. A filter may operate between the graph data and a renderer to show the graph in different states.
Information display system for a machine
An information display system for a machine includes an operator interface, a data storage device, and a controller. A display screen of the operator interface has a machine performance information display section and a message display section disposed in offset relationship thereto.
Display control device, display control method, and recording medium
A display control part 11 displays on a display part 34 an application screen including a symbols display area displaying symbols and a software keyboard. The display control part 11 further displays the symbols entered by the user through touch operation on the software keyboard at a given position in the symbols display area.
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
There is provided an information processing apparatus including a setting change unit configured to change a setting of an apparatus based on operation history information related to an operation history of the apparatus, and a time lapse acquisition unit configured to acquire time lapse information related to a time lapse. The setting change unit combines the time lapse information and the operation history information, and changes the setting of the apparatus..
Collapsing of multiple nested loops, methods and instructions
In an embodiment, the present invention is directed to a processor including a decode logic to receive a multi-dimensional loop counter update instruction and to decode the multi-dimensional loop counter update instruction into at least one decoded instruction, and an execution logic to execute the at least one decoded instruction to update at least one loop counter value of a first operand associated with the multi-dimensional loop counter update instruction by a first amount. Methods to collapse loops using such instructions are also disclosed.
Storage device and method for reallocating storage device resources based on an estimated fill level of a host buffer
A storage device and method for reallocating storage device resources based on an estimated fill level of a host buffer are disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage device receives, from a host device, a rate at which the host device stores data in its buffer and tracks an amount of data that was received from the host device.
Interrupt monitoring system and computer system
An interrupt monitoring apparatus includes a storage that stores a given threshold that corresponds to an external interrupt notification; a measuring circuit that measures time that elapses from a time when the external interrupt notification is received until a time when dispatch notification is received from a cpu; a comparing circuit that compares the given threshold and the time measured by the measuring circuit; and an output circuit that outputs to the cpu, a comparison result obtained by the comparing circuit.. .

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