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04/28/16
20160120017 
 Copper heat dissipation material, carrier-attached copper foil, connector, terminal, laminate, shield material, printed-wiring board, metal processed member, electronic device and  manufacturing the printed wiring board patent thumbnailCopper heat dissipation material, carrier-attached copper foil, connector, terminal, laminate, shield material, printed-wiring board, metal processed member, electronic device and manufacturing the printed wiring board
A copper heat dissipation material having a satisfactory heat dissipation performance is provided. The copper heat dissipation material has an alloy layer containing at least one metal selected from cu, co, ni, w, p, zn, cr, fe, sn and mo on one or both surfaces, in which surface roughness sz of the one or both surfaces, measured by a laser microscope using laser light of 405 nm in wavelength, is 5 μm or more..
Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation


04/21/16
20160110998 
 Wireless beacon devices providing crosswalk management through communication device connections patent thumbnailWireless beacon devices providing crosswalk management through communication device connections
There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices providing crosswalk management through communication device connections. A user may travel with a device, such as a communication device, that includes a communication module that may utilize specialized hardware features to establish short range wireless communications with nearby wireless beacons.

04/21/16
20160106796 
 Herbal supplements and methods of use thereof patent thumbnailHerbal supplements and methods of use thereof
In one embodiment, the present application provides an herbal supplement and method for treating bloating, constipation and/or weight gain in a human subject comprising orally administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of the herbal supplement comprising a red quebracho extract. In other embodiments, the supplement may additionally include a triterpenoid saponin, an anti-spasmodic agent, or both..

04/07/16
20160098392 
 System and  automated alerts in anticipation of inappropriate communication patent thumbnailSystem and automated alerts in anticipation of inappropriate communication
A method for providing a sensitive text alert includes monitoring a key selected on a keyboard of a computer system. The key selected is reported to a key-logger application executing on the computer system.
Conversational Logic Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098224 
 Hierarchical allocation for file system storage device patent thumbnailHierarchical allocation for file system storage device
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to storage allocation. In aspects, a hierarchical data structure is used to track allocation data for storage managed by a file system.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/07/16
20160097192 
 Connection point for metal structure patent thumbnailConnection point for metal structure
A connecting node for metallic structures, specifically for structures based on props or pillars (1) wherewith cross beams (2) are associated, wherein said pillars (1) incorporate rosettes (3) separated by a predetermined distance, each of which having a polygonal window (31) and at least one circular hole (32); while the beams (2) include on their edges a fork (4) having a stub (41) with a polygonal configuration that projects from the lower side and has a configuration equivalent to the window (31) and at least one hole (42) in correspondence with the hole (32) of the rosettes (3); the foregoing in anticipation that a fork (4) will be fitted into a pair of rosettes (3) without possibility of sideways movement of the beam (2) and, once the structure is assembled, that it will be immobilised by means of at least one screw (6) which, passing through holes (32) and (42), establishes the definitive connection.. .
Industria Metálicas Anro, S.l.


03/31/16
20160095162 
 Universal system for measurement instruments for industrial hygiene and environment patent thumbnailUniversal system for measurement instruments for industrial hygiene and environment
Universal system for measurement instruments for industrial hygiene and environment, consisting of a data collector (1), this equipment will be a portable device or computer equipped with microsoft windows or android operating system, used to communicate with following instruments: wet bulb globe temperature thermometer index (wbgt) (2), sound level meter (3), noisedosimeter (4), vibration meter for hand, arm and whole body (5), fixed type portable gas detectors (6), alpha, beta, gamma and/or neutrons ionizing radiation detector (7), non-ionizing radiation detector(8), lux meters (9), iaq systems—internal air quality (10) and iaq systems—internal water quality (11). Its application field belongs to the area of occupational hygiene applicable to industries or businesses in general in which workers are exposed to physical, chemical and biological agents causing occupational diseases..

03/31/16
20160090374 
 Bicyclic derivative containing pyrimidine ring, and preparation method therefor patent thumbnailBicyclic derivative containing pyrimidine ring, and preparation method therefor
The present invention provides: a bicyclic derivative comprising a pyrimidine ring, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; a preparation method therefor, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same; and a use therefor. According to the present invention, the bicyclic compound derivative comprising a pyrimidine ring, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof acts as a 5-ht4 receptor agonist, and thus can be usefully applied to the prevention or treatment of dysfunction in gastrointestinal motility, for example, gastrointestinal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), dyspepsia, post-operative ileus, delayed gastric emptying, gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, drug-induced delayed transit, diabetic gastric atony and the like..
Yuhan Corporation


03/31/16
20160089067 
 Near infrared oxygen concentration sensor for palpation patent thumbnailNear infrared oxygen concentration sensor for palpation
A near-infrared oxygen concentration sensor for palpation 1 to be attached to a finger pad on a leading end side from a distal interphalangeal joint of a use's finger includes: a base material 2 to be attached to a finger pad; a light emitting unit 4 that is disposed on the base material and that emits light having at least two wavelengths, including near-infrared light, to a test subject; light receiving units 5a and 5b that are disposed on the base material and that receives a measurement light from the light emitting element through the test subject; and a light receiving unit 3 that is disposed at least between the light emitting unit or the light receiving unit and the finger pad and that prevents the measurement light having passed through the user's finger from being led to the light receiving unit.. .
National University Corporation Hamamatsu University School Of Medicine


03/24/16
20160088193 
 Output processing system, output processing device, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium patent thumbnailOutput processing system, output processing device, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium
An output processing system includes a source device and a destination device. The source device transfers output information created in anticipation of a target output device in an output color space whose components are colors of color material, together with target device property information indicating characteristics of the target output device.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086104 

Facilitating intelligent gathering of data and dynamic setting of event expectations for event invitees on computing devices


A mechanism is described for facilitating data gathering and expectations setting according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting an invitation relating to an event, where the invitation may include an invitation to an invitee to attend the event.

03/17/16
20160080736 

Optimization of a multi-view display


Described herein is a multi-view display (based on spatial and/or temporal multiplexing) having an optimization mechanism that dynamically adjust views based upon detected state changes with respect to one or more views. The optimization mechanism determines viewing parameters (e.g., brightness and/or colors) for a view based upon a current position of the view, and/or on the multi-view display's capabilities.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


03/17/16
20160078455 

Method of enhancing customer relationship management content and workflow


Forward-looking sales activities are poorly served by existing customer relationship managements systems, as the customer information those systems maintain by definition does not include the speculatively interested “leads” pursued in initial sales contacts. An enrichment database, asynchronously loaded with corporate and optionally individual contact information in anticipation of use, provides real-time access to information in support of such first customer contacts.
Hubstar, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077740 

Systems and methods for enabling local caching for remote storage devices over a network via nvme controller


A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support mapping/importing remote storage devices as nvme namespace(s) via an nvme controller using a storage network protocol and utilizing one or more storage devices locally coupled to the nvme controller as caches for fast access to the mapped remote storage devices. The nvme controller exports and presents the nvme namespace(s) of the remote storage devices to one or more vms running on a host attached to the nvme controller.
Cavium, Inc.


02/18/16
20160046170 

Systems and methods for providing predictive vehicle dynamics


Systems and methods for providing predictive vehicle dynamics are described herein. Accordingly, embodiments of a method may include predicting a route of a vehicle, determining a route feature along the route, and determining a user-desired speed for traversing the route.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


02/18/16
20160045557 

Probiotic strains for use in improving the enteric nervous system


The invention relates to the use of lactic acid bacteria, for use in modifying the enteric nervous system and more particularly in treating and/or preventing intestinal disorders such as constipation and/or irritable bowel disease.. .
Compagne Gervais Danone


02/11/16
20160041934 

Bonding, communication and control system for a shipping and/or storage unit


A bonding, communication and control system that, via multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs provided by an on-the-go ready microcontroller, is capable of integrating the function of components required for a device to perform its tasks. Each invention unit has the minimum amount of built in hardware to support its features.

02/04/16
20160037468 

System and uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception


Systems and methods for controlling sounding reference signal transmission are provided; a user equipment starts transmitting the sounding reference signal in anticipation of uplink data transmission, and then discontinues transmitting the sounding reference signal after completion of uplink data transmission.. .
Blackberry Limited


02/04/16
20160034407 

Technique for synchronizing iommu memory de-registration and incoming i/o data


A technique synchronizes de-registration of registered memory and incoming input/output (i/o) data received from an i/0 device for storage in a memory of a computer system. Registration and de-registration of the memory with an i/o memory management unit (iommu) are illustratively performed by an i/o device driver of the computer system in anticipation of (or in response to) an i/o request to store the incoming i/o data in buffers of the memory.
Netapp, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030473 

Dual use oral pharmaceutical composition tablets of sulfate salts and methods of use thereof


The present invention is generally directed to an oral pharmaceutical tablet composition comprising a sulfate salt, for example, sodium sulfate, wherein the composition is capable of administration by direct oral ingestion and by disintegration in water prior to oral ingestion. The present invention is further directed to use of such oral pharmaceutical tablet formulations to induce laxation or to treat or prevent constipation..
Braintree Laboratories, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025023 

System and a load anticipation feature and its tuning a generating set


A method, system and computer software for providing a load anticipation feature for a diesel generating set including a diesel engine, a generator, a speed governor, and an automatic voltage regulator generator in a power system and computer data processor apparatus and computer executable instructions for ascertaining an equivalent linear speed control system whose response approximately matches the non-linear speed response of the diesel generating set; ascertaining at least one programmable parameter of the load anticipation feature based on a real power load applied to the diesel generating set and a desired speed response of the linear speed control system; generating a control output based on a measured real power load and at least one programmable parameter of the load anticipation feature; the speed governor receiving the control output and adjusting the speed of the diesel engine based on the control output.. .
Basler Electric Company


01/28/16
20160023757 

System and automation of rotorcraft entry into autorotation and maintenance of stabilized autorotation


The system is configured for automation of rotorcraft entry into autorotation. The system can provide a means to assist the flight crew of a rotorcraft in maintaining rotor speed following loss of engine power.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.


01/21/16
20160021024 

Adaptive resource management of a cluster of host computers using predicted data


A resource management system and method for performing resource management operations in a distributed computer system uses predicted resource demands for a specified time in the future to change a resource management option of a resource management analysis algorithm prior to the specified time so that the resource management analysis algorithm can be executed in anticipation of the predicted resource demands at the specified time.. .
Vmware, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015272 

Palpation evaluation or diagnosis device, system and method


A physical therapy or palpation evaluation or diagnosis device, system, and method for evaluating the condition of a patient's body, for example, the spine and/or soft tissue. The physical therapist currently uses palpation to subjectively evaluate the condition of the spine, soft tissue and/or muscle of the patient.

01/21/16
20160015271 

Palpation diagnostic device


The present invention relates to a palpation diagnostic device, which comprises an optical pressure sensor embedded in a holder; wherein the optical pressure sensor is an optical fiber sensor, or a micro-fabricated waveguide sensor to be disposed on a finger or a palm; and the optical pressure sensor is configured to receive an optical signal whose intensity is attenuated when a force is applied on the optical pressure sensors. Therefore, the palpation diagnostic device of the present invention can provide high sensing sensitivity by attenuating the intensity of the optical signal in the optical pressure sensors which a force is applied on, so it can provide precise and immediate information based on quantitative feedback for the users..
National Cheng Kung University


01/14/16
20160014641 

Anticipatory hand-off setup between networks


A system and method for performing anticipatory hand-off setup between communication networks. Various aspects of the present invention may, for example and without limitation, provide a system and method for performing anticipatory hand-off setup between communication networks.
Broadcom Corporation


01/07/16
20160002215 

Pyridine derivatives as rearranged during transfection (ret) kinase inhibitors


This invention relates to novel compounds which are inhibitors of the rearranged during transfection (ret) kinase, to pharmaceutical compositions containing them, to processes for their preparation, and to their use in therapy, alone or in combination, for the normalization of gastrointestinal sensitivity, motility and/or secretion and/or abdominal disorders or diseases and/or treatment related to diseases related to ret dysfunction or where modulation of ret activity may have therapeutic benefit including but not limited to all classifications of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) including diarrhea-predominant, constipation-predominant or alternating stool pattern, functional bloating, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, unspecified functional bowel disorder, functional abdominal pain syndrome, chronic idiopathic constipation, functional esophageal disorders, functional gastroduodenal disorders, functional anorectal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, proliferative diseases such as non-small cell lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, brain tumors, peritoneal cavity cancer, solid tumors, other lung cancer, head and neck cancer, gliomas, neuroblastomas, von hippel-lindau syndrome and kidney tumors, breast cancer, fallopian tube cancer, ovarian cancer, transitional cell cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction, biliary cancer, adenocarcinoma, and any malignancy with increased ret kinase activity.. .
Glaxosmithkline Intellectual Property Development Limited


12/31/15
20150378917 

Prefetching of discontiguous storage locations in anticipation of transactional execution


Discontiguous storage locations are prefetched by a prefetch instruction. Addresses of the discontiguous storage locations are provided by a list directly or indirectly specified by a parameter of the prefetch instruction, along with metadata and information about the list entries.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/31/15
20150378780 

Prefetching of discontiguous storage locations in anticipation of transactional execution


Discontiguous storage locations are prefetched by a prefetch instruction. Addresses of the discontiguous storage locations are provided by a list directly or indirectly specified by a parameter of the prefetch instruction, along with metadata and information about the list entries.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/31/15
20150376164 

Hydroxyindalpine derivatives and their medical use


The present invention relates to hydroxyindalpine derivatives of formula (i) as defined herein and pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, as well as their medical use, particularly in the treatment or prevention of gastrointestinal diseases/disorders, such as constipation and functional dyspepsia.. .
Technische UniversitÄt MÜnchen


12/31/15
20150374735 

Prophylactic or therapeutic drug for constipation


New drugs useful in the prevention or treatment of constipation are provided, in which sglt1 inhibiting compounds, in particular, a 4-isopropylphenyl glucitol compound represented by the following formula (i), or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are contained as an active ingredient:. .
Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150361139 

Crystalline form of linaclotide


Linaclotide is a guanylate cyclase type c receptor (gcc) agonist used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. Crystalline form ii of linaclotide is prepared in high purity and yields and shows superior chemical stability in comparison to known crystal or amorphous forms of linaclotide.
Sandoz Ag


12/10/15
20150355837 

Block-level predictive data migration


A method for migrating data in a tiered storage architecture is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes tracking the temperature of data blocks in a tiered storage architecture, where the temperature indicates the frequency the data blocks are accessed.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/10/15
20150354477 

Systems and methods for egr control


Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque transients experienced when a dedicated egr cylinder is deactivated to reduce egr. Before deactivating the dedicated cylinder, an intake throttle position and spark timing of remaining engine cylinders is adjusted to build-up torque reserve in anticipation of a negative torque transient at deactivation.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150351784 

Decompression instruments and related methods


A decompression instrument is disclosed for removing impacted stool from a patient with long standing chronic constipation. The instrument is configured to enter the gastrointestinal tract through the anus to remove the impacted stool.

12/10/15
20150351642 

High speed elastrographic property mapping of lumens utilizing micropalpation delivered from an oct-equipped catheter tip


A method for performing elastographic deformation mapping of tissues and plaques comprises: introducing a distal portion of a catheter to an interior of an interior body of a patient; applying, from a palpator in the distal portion, one of a directed fluid or a mechanical indenter to produce a surface-applied palpation force to a target area of the interior body to mechanically displace the interior body and cause elastographic deformation of the target area of one or more surface and subsurface tissues and plaques; and directing and delivering an oct (optical coherence tomography) beam, from an oct imaging sensor in the distal portion, for oct deformation detection including elastographic deformation measurement to provide elastographic mapping of the target area.. .
St. Jude Medical, Inc.


12/03/15
20150351060 

Enhancing jitter buffer performance through radio level feedback


A jitter buffer in a voice over lte receiver may be influenced by radio level feedback (rlf) from both local and remote endpoints to preemptively adjust the jitter buffer delay in anticipation of predicted future losses that have a high probability of occurring. The radio events of the rlf and the scenarios that trigger the preemptive adjustments may be identified, and their use may be expressed in terms of mathematical formulas.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150350364 

Federated cache network


A system and method, called federated cache network (fcn), places and optimizes content caches located in an access or backhaul network of a network service provider or multiple system operator. A fcn comprises a trunk cache and a plurality of branch caches and leaf caches.
Badu Networks Inc.


12/03/15
20150347993 

Electronic funds transaction system and method


An electronic funds transfer system comprising: at least one user account, each of which is associated with a user of the system; at least one partner organisation account, each of which is associated with a partner organisation of the system; a system administrator adapted to receive notification from said partner organisation of funds to be transferred to said user account; and a provider fund containing funds for financing transactions between said partner organisation and said user, wherein said system administrator, on receiving an electronic funds transfer notification from a partner organisation, is adapted to directly or indirectly facilitate transfer of an allocated fund notified by said partner organisation to an allocated user account in real time in anticipation of receipt of the allocated fund by said provider fund from a partner organisation funds manager after clearance of the allocated fund from said partner organisation funds manager.. .
Redmond Company Pty Ltd.


12/03/15
20150342937 

Bowel cleansing composition


The present invention relates to a bowel cleansing preparation comprising, as a first cleansing ingredient, a certain sugar alcohol such as xylitol and sorbitol; as a second cleansing ingredient, ascorbic acid or a mixture of ascorbic acid and a salt of ascorbic acid; and aqueous solvent, wherein the concentration of said first cleansing ingredient is 10 g/l to 500 g/l based on the total preparation, the concentration of said second cleansing ingredient is 15 g/l to 500 g/l based on the total preparation, and the volume of said aqueous solvent is 0.1 l to 1.0 l. The bowel cleansing preparation has excellent cleansing efficacy, improved ease of administration and safety and can thus be used for bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy, abdominal surgery and anal surgery for hemorrhoid as well as for the treatment and alleviation of diseases such as chronic and acute constipation..

11/26/15
20150341407 

System, method, and computer program product for media publishing request processing


A system, method, and computer program product for publishing transcoded media content in response to publishing service requests from end users. A user request for media content, is processed intelligently, either by directing the processing of the request to one of a set of transcoding servers so as to effectively balance the load among the servers, or by directing the processing of the request to an appropriate alternative means for satisfying the request.
Sony Corporation


11/19/15
20150329107 

Traffic light anticipation


A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to detect a traffic flow pattern relative to an intersection. An autonomous mode controller is configured to determine the state of the traffic control device.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


11/19/15
20150328281 

Novel enteric combination therapy


There is disclosed herein a composition for treating gastrointestinal or neurological disorders, constipation, functional constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, travelers diarrhoea, chronic idiopathic nausea, ibd-associated constipation and diarrhoea, pseudo-obstruction, diabetic gastroparesis, cyclic vomiting, reflux oesophagitis, autism enteropathy, flatulence, halitosis, chronic fatigue, bloating, proctalgia fugax, parkinsons disease, ms, alzheimers disease, motor neurone disease or autism, the composition comprising: (i) at least two anti-clostridial agents selected from the group consisting of: vancomycin, vancomycin derivatives, a multi-valent polymer of vancomycin, aminoglycosides, nitroimidazoles, ansamysins, nifuroxazide, colchicine, prucalopride, prokinetic agent and 5-aminosalicylic acid; or (ii) at least one anti-clostridial agent selected from the above combined with an opioid blocking agent. There is also disclosed herein a method of treating various gastrointestinal or neurological disorders, constipation, functional constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, travelers diarrhoea, chronic idiopathic nausea, ibd-associated constipation and diarrhoea, pseudo-obstruction, diabetic gastroparesis, cyclic vomiting, reflux oesophagitis, autism enteropathy, flatulence, halitosis, chronic fatigue, bloating, proctalgia fugax, parkinsons disease, ms, alzheimers disease, motor neurone disease or autism, the method comprising administering orally, via enema or by suppository: (i) a composition of the invention; (ii) at least two anti-clostridial agents selected from the group consisting of: vancomycin, vancomycin derivatives, a multi-valent polymer of vancomycin, aminoglycosides, nitroimidazoles, ansamysins, nifuroxazide, colchicine, prucalopride, prokinetic agent and 5-aminosalicylic acid; or (iii) at least one anti-clostridial agent selected from the above and an opioid blocking agent to a patient in need of such treatment..

11/05/15
20150319660 

Method for wifi connectivity loss anticipation


A method for anticipating the loss of connectivity between a mobile device and a wireless short-range access point among a plurality of such wireless access points, this method comprising the following steps: —collecting a plurality of paths corresponding to the mobile device movements within the coverage areas of the access points to which the mobile device was successively associated without loss of connectivity, each path comprising a root access point at which a connectivity is originated and a dead-end access point at which the connectivity is lost; —detecting the current access point to which the mobile device is currently associated; identifying the paths comprising the current access point; —computing the risks of losing the connectivity when following each of the identified paths from the current access point to the root access point or to the dead-end access point of each of the identified paths.. .
Alcatel Lucent


11/05/15
20150319260 

Processing dns queries to identify pre-processing information


Systems and methods for processing a dns query to identify and implement pre-processing information by a dns server component in anticipation of a corresponding content request from a client computing device are provided. The pre-processing information can correspond to identification of content to be preloaded or other actions to be implemented by one or more computing devices in association with an anticipated client content request.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


11/05/15
20150317091 

Systems and methods for enabling local caching for remote storage devices over a network via nvme controller


A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support mapping/importing remote storage devices as nvme namespace(s) via an nvme controller using a storage network protocol and utilizing one or more storage devices locally coupled to the nvme controller as caches for fast access to the mapped remote storage devices. The nvme controller exports and presents the nvme namespace(s) of the remote storage devices to one or more vms running on a host attached to the nvme controller.
Cavium, Inc.


10/29/15
20150312375 

Pre-fetching grid blocks by user intent


Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and software to enhance user experiences with online services and hosted content. In at least one implementation, an initial user interaction with a user interface to a local model of content is detected.
Microsoft Corporation


10/29/15
20150310727 

Campus safety system


A personal protection device carried or worn by a user has a simple actuator button and transmitter operable within a mesh network covering a monitored environment such as a college campus or industrial park transmits an exigent assistance call to a first responder such as security or dps (department of public safety) personnel for urgent response. The system for deploying and monitoring the personal protection devices distributes or otherwise transfers possession of an actuator device to a user, such that the actuator device is adapted for wearing or disposing on the user in anticipation of a sudden exigent situation.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


10/22/15
20150297971 

Sports training device


An athletic training device trains athletes to observe the collision between a ball and bat, club, racquet, or the like. The training device may provide a unique event, such as a flashing light, at the moment of the collision.

10/15/15
20150291167 

Method for freeing a vehicle by rocking


A method of rocking a vehicle free, the vehicle having a drive-train (1) with a torque adjusting element (3) which transmits drive torque to a vehicle wheel (5). The adjusting element (3) is controlled as a function of an accelerator pedal position.

10/15/15
20150290241 

Composition for preventing, alleviating or treating constipation, containing high hardness mineral water prepared from deep ocean water or desalinated groundwater


The present invention relates to a functional composition for preventing, alleviating or treating constipation, containing high hardness mineral water prepared from deep ocean water or desalinated groundwater, and a method therefor. The present invention contains high hardness mineral water prepared from deep ocean water or desalinated groundwater as an active ingredient so as to be safe to the human body, and thus can be useful for treating constipation of a cancer patient and constipation of a regular person..

10/08/15
20150287269 

Gaming device having conditional reel functionality


Embodiments of the present invention set forth systems, apparatuses and methods for providing conditional reel functionality in gaming devices. Accordingly, a gaming device can be configured to increase the variety of outcomes and sense of anticipation in a video slot game, by varying the composition of symbols on one or more reels based on outcomes of previously determined reels.

10/08/15
20150285072 

Method of monitoring unconventional hydrocarbon exploration and development sites


The present invention is a method of monitoring recovery site hydrocarbons (hc) using an unconventional method which permits quantifying the hc present in zones above the exploration and development zone. The method according to the invention is based on the adjustment of a model describing the gas concentration as a function of time, using in-situ geochemical analyses of rare gases and, when appropriate, of injected gas used for fracturing, contained in fluid phases of subsoil samples.

10/01/15
20150272510 

Sensor-activated rhythm analysis: a heuristic system for predicting arrhythmias by time-correlated electrocardiographic and non-electrocardiographic testing


A method and apparatus for monitoring biosignals (e.g. Bioelectrical signals) is disclosed.

09/24/15
20150270714 

Method and a system for a fast bus transfer in an electrical power system


A method for synchronizing and connecting a first sub power system with a second sub power system with an intelligent electronic device (ied) by use of at least one switching device between the first sub power system and the second sub power system in an electrical power system is provided. The ted monitors power supply parameters such as voltage magnitude, phase and other derived parameters such as voltage and phase differences in the first sub power system and the second sub power system to identify at least one instance for fast bus transfer where the two sub systems have acceptable differences in magnitude and phase.
Abb Technology Ltd


09/17/15
20150264092 

Content preview generation using social network analysis


Disclosed is a system and method for generating a preview of a digital content item using social network analysis. Members of a social network who acquire the digital content item may identify interesting portions of the digital content.
International Business Machines Corporation


09/17/15
20150258974 

Stopping a hybrid engine with engine start anticipation


A hybrid electric automotive powertrain includes an engine start/stop system to improve fuel economy. The stop routine provides for quick restarting to avoid delay in a driver change of mind case.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


09/10/15
20150251649 

Active motor damping control of a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain


A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric motor both configured to generate a vehicle powertrain torque and a controller programmed to control the powertrain torque for a limited duration in anticipation of a powertrain torque variation scenario using a damping function, wherein the damping function adjusts the vehicle powertrain torque based on a difference between a measured motor speed and a desired motor speed using the electric motor to counteract a powertrain speed oscillation.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/27/15
20150242500 

Content archive model


An archive model can be used for managing networked storage of recorded content, such as network dvr (digital video recorder) content. Content may be initially recorded to an active storage device, with individual duplicate copies recorded for each requesting user, and subsequently archived to an archive storage device.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


08/27/15
20150239934 

Agonists of guanylate cyclase useful for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation, cancer and other disorders


The invention provides novel guanylate cyclase-c agonist peptides and their use in the treatment of human diseases including gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation or cancer (e.g., a gastrointestinal cancer). The peptides can be administered either alone or in combination with an inhibitor of cgmp-dependent phosphodiesterase.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238420 

Naloxone mono preparation and multilayer tablet


The present invention relates to a solid oral pharmaceutical composition comprising naloxone, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, as an active substance, wherein the composition releases the active substance in a prolonged manner. In order to provide a composition that is suitable for an administration period of at least twelve-hours for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation, it is proposed that the composition should have an in vitro release rate of the active substance measured using the paddle stirrer method according to ph.

08/20/15
20150231213 

Nutritional compositions containing a prebiotic and lactoferrin and uses thereof


Provided is a composition and method for modulating serotonergic receptor expression, reducing anxiety-like behavior and stress-induced inflammatory response in a pediatric subject, the method including administering to the pediatric subject a nutritional composition including lactoferrin from a non-human source and a prebiotic composition including polydextrose and/or galactooligosaccharides. Further provided is a method for reducing constipation in a pediatric subject by providing a nutritional composition including lactoferrin from a non-human source and a prebiotic composition including polydextrose and/or galactooligosaccharides..
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company


08/20/15
20150231139 

Therapy for constipation


A method is disclosed of treating acute, sub-acute or chronic constipation in a patient having a condition requiring such treatment. The method includes administering a lipase inhibitor.

08/13/15
20150223731 

Systems, environment and methods for identification and analysis of recurring transitory physiological states and events using a wearable data collection device


In one aspect, the systems, environment, and methods described herein support anticipation and identification of adverse health events and/or atypical behavioral episodes such as autistic behaviors, epileptic seizures, heart attack, stroke, and/or narcoleptic “sleep attacks” using a portable data collection device. In another aspect, the systems, environment, and methods described herein support measurement of motions and vibrations associated with recurring transitory physiological states and events using a portable data collection device.

08/06/15
20150216806 

Laxative compositions and methods for treating constipation and related gastrointestinal diseases and conditions


In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions, e.g., formulations or preparations, used for treating, ameliorating or preventing constipation and other disorders with related gastrointestinal symptoms. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions, e.g., formulations or preparations, used for treating, ameliorating or preventing conditions which benefit from increasing or speeding bowel transit, including for example: cyclic vomiting, reflux oesophagitis, autism enteropathy, flatulence, halitosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs), bloating, proctalgia fugax, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo) and large intestinal bacterial overgrowth (libo), chronic nausea, functional dyspepsia and bloating.
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


07/30/15
20150210646 

Benzomorphan compounds as opioid receptors modulators


The present invention is directed to benzomorphan analog compounds of the formula (i), formula (ia), formula (ib), formula (ic), or formula (id) as shown below, wherein r1, r2a, r2b, r3, r4, z, and g are as defined herein. Compounds of the invention are useful for treating pain, constipation, and other conditions modulated by activity of opioid and orl-1 receptors..
Purdue Pharma L.p.


07/23/15
20150203504 

Buprenorphine analogs


Compounds of the invention may be useful for preparing medicaments useful for treating pain, constipation, and other conditions modulated by activity of opioid and orl-1 receptors. Compounds of the invention may be useful for treating conditions such as pain, constipation, and others modulated by activity of opioid and orl-1 receptors..

07/09/15
20150192914 

Automation and control system with inference and anticipation


An automation system is disclosed in which a system controller has access to the signals transmitted by each sensor device that is relevant to the environment being controlled. Each sensor device monitors a particular physical condition, senses changes in the condition being monitored, and reports states of the condition, which is made available to the system controller.
Etc Sp. Z.o.o.


07/09/15
20150190634 

Neuromodulatory treating functional gastrointestinal disorders


One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method for treating a functional gastrointestinal (gi) disorder in a subject, such as functional dyspepsia or functional constipation. One step of the method can include inserting a therapy delivery device into a vessel of the subject.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation


06/18/15
20150172958 

Predictive load balancing


Managing connections to be established between clients and access points for the purposes of accessing wireless services is contemplated. The connections may be managed according to a predictive load balancing strategy where connections may be established and adjusted in anticipation of predicted client demands, such as to achieve an optimized throughput..
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.


06/18/15
20150169691 

Pre-fetching information in anticipation of a user request


A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query.
Google Inc.


06/11/15
20150163320 

Social-driven precaching of accessible objects


A precaching system identifies an object, such as a media file, that a user accesses and then analyzes a social graph of the user to identify social graph contacts that may be interested in the object. Based on the content of the object—and the interests and connections of contacts in the social graph—the precaching system determines whether a particular contact in the user's social graph is likely also to access the object.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


06/11/15
20150160655 

Automatic guidance system with stability control for an agricultural vehicle


A non-transitory computer-readable medium may store computer executable code. The computer executable code may include instructions to identify a turn to be taken by an agricultural vehicle and to receive a first set of data from at least one of a spatial locating system, one or more speed sensors, and one or more measurement devices.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


06/04/15
20150156440 

Apparatus, a media device pre-operation


Systems and methods are operable to perform pre-operations at a media device in anticipation of an occurrence of a user action. An exemplary embodiment receives an in-use signal from an electronic device that is remotely proximate to the media device, wherein the received in-use signal corresponds to a user interaction with the electronic device; and performs the pre-operation at the media device.
Echostar Ukraine Llc


06/04/15
20150153935 

Reservation system


A reservation system associated with an app installed on a user device can be used to regulate access to network-based features of a primary software service offered by the app. Network-based features can include providing access to online content items.
Dropbox, Inc.


06/04/15
20150150863 

Compositions and methods for treating pelvic pain and other conditions


Methods are provided for treating conditions including chronic pelvic pain, in which there are palpable trigger points of local areas of muscle restriction and spasticity that recreate or refer pain of patients complaints upon palpation, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor myalgia, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, levator ani syndrome, coccygodynia, prostatodynia, piriformis syndrome, anal sphincter pain, bowel movement pain, post bowel movement pain, ejaculatory pain, post ejaculatory pain, sitting pain, post bowel movement pain, rectal pain, tailbone pain, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, urinary hesitancy, post urinary pain, overactive bladder, perineal pain, penile pain, vaginismus, anismus, sexual dysfunction, reduced level of ejaculate or reduced penile erection, myofascial pain in muscle tissue of a patient who has one or more trigger points in the muscle tissue, or the pain/sensitivity of pelvic floor muscle trigger points and specific areas of myofascial restriction detected upon palpation in a patient comprising administering to the one or more trigger points of the patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a calcium channel blocker, or l-arginine, or a combination of a calcium channel blocker and l-arginine, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates and prodrugs thereof; the application of the topical form of the drug can be applied by the patient regularly as part of a self treatment program to heal muscle related pain and muscle related pelvic pain and each optionally together with a corticosteroid such as cortisone of hydrocortisone. The invention further provides methods for myofascial release, trigger point release, and the use of dilators with and without calcium channel blockers for pain conditions.

05/28/15
20150143977 

System for calculating the tempo of music


A music tempo calculation system uses a microphone to input ambient music; the input is then processed in real time to display beats per minute (bpm). Input from the microphone is decomposed by a detector into a plurality of digital signals ranging from a most sensitive signal to a least sensitive signal.
Clevx, Llc


05/21/15
20150141631 

Pyrazole derivative and use thereof for medical purposes


The present invention provides pyrazole derivatives, uses thereof for medical purposes and so on. More particularly, the present invention relates to pharmaceuticals useful for the prevention or treatment of constipation, which comprise as an active ingredient 3-(3-{4-[3-(β-d-glucopyranosyloxy)-5-isopropyl-1h-pyrazol-4-ylmethyl]-3-methylphenoxy}propylamino)-2,2-dimethylpropionamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


05/14/15
20150134161 

Load-based vehicle operating control


A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of providing propulsion power. A clutch is configured to selectively couple the engine to the electric machine.

05/14/15
20150129871 

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device includes a transistor, a light-emitting element, a first wiring, a driver circuit having a function of controlling the potential of the first wiring, a second wiring, a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, a fourth switch, a first capacitor, and a second capacitor. One of a source and a drain of the transistor is connected to the light-emitting element.

05/07/15
20150128123 

System and preparing vehicle for remote reflash event


Implementations of the present disclosure contemplate utilizing the communicative connections between a telematics service provider (tsp) and a telematics unit in a vehicle to schedule a remote reflash event, issue instructions to the vehicle to prepare for the remote reflash event, and to administer the remote reflash event. A tsp may determine that the vehicle is presently running software for which an update is desirable.
General Motors Llc


04/30/15
20150119322 

Nutritional compositions containing a prebiotic and lactoferrin and uses thereof


Provided is a composition and method for modulating serotonergic receptor expression, reducing anxiety-like behavior and stress-induced inflammatory response in a pediatric subject, the method including administering to the pediatric subject a nutritional composition including lactoferrin from a non-human source and a prebiotic composition including polydextrose and/or galactooligosaccharides. Further provided is a method for reducing constipation in a pediatric subject by providing a nutritional composition including lactoferrin from a non-human source and a prebiotic composition including polydextrose and/or galactooligosaccharides..
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company


04/30/15
20150118665 

System and anticipating activity


A system for anticipating activity includes an apparatus for anticipating activity. The apparatus includes an activity anticipation module that anticipates an activity based on an archive.
Jaybird Llc


04/30/15
20150117035 

Heat sink for chip mounting substrate and manufacturing the same


Provided is a heat sink for a chip mounting substrate in which a heat dissipation material is embedded. The heat sink includes: an accommodation portion configured to accommodate a substrate whereon a chip is mounted or to be mounted, and support or fix the accommodated substrate; and a heat dissipation portion configured to insulate the accommodated substrate, and dissipate heat generated from the substrate or the chip mounted on the substrate to an outside through a heat dissipation material contained in the heat dissipation portion.
Point Engineering Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150112284 

Implantable medical devices including septum-based indicators


An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a septum including palpable identification indicia thereon.
C.r. Bard, Inc.


04/23/15
20150106992 

Article of apparel


The present invention is directed toward an article of apparel effective to regulate the temperature of the wearer. In an embodiment, the article of apparel includes a base textile with a thermal regulation membrane.
Under Armour, Inc.


04/09/15
20150099762 

Compounds as rearranged during transfection (ret) inhibitors


This invention relates to novel compounds which are inhibitors of the rearranged during transfection (ret) kinase, to pharmaceutical compositions containing them, to processes for their preparation, and to their use in therapy, alone or in combination, for the normalization of gastrointestinal sensitivity, motility and/or secretion and/or abdominal disorders or diseases and/or treatment related to diseases related to ret dysfunction or where modulation of ret activity may have therapeutic benefit including but not limited to all classifications of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) including diarrhea-predominant, constipation-predominant or alternating stool pattern, functional bloating, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, unspecified functional bowel disorder, functional abdominal pain syndrome, chronic idiopathic constipation, functional esophageal disorders, functional gastroduodenal disorders, functional anorectal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, proliferative diseases such as non-small cell lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, brain tumors, peritoneal cavity cancer, solid tumors, other lung cancer, head and neck cancer, gliomas, neuroblastomas, von hippel-lindau syndrome and kidney tumors, breast cancer, fallopian tube cancer, ovarian cancer, transitional cell cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction, biliary cancer, adenocarcinoma, and any malignancy with increased ret kinase activity.. .
Glaxosmithkline Intellectual Property Development Limited


04/09/15
20150099713 

Method of treating constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome


Disclosed is a method of manipulating the rate of gastrointestinal transit in a mammalian subject. Also disclosed is the use, in the manufactiurc of a medicament for the treatment of constipation, of a selective inhibitor of methanogensis, a methanogen-displacing probiotic agent, or a prebiotic agent that inhibits the growth of methanogenic bacteria or promotes the growth of competing non-methanogenic intestinal flora.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center


04/02/15
20150095608 

Verification of dynamic logical partitioning


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for verifying transitions between logical partition configurations. A computer system divides the physical resources of a processing core into logical partitions, each of which has at least one processing subcore.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/02/15
20150095607 

Verification of dynamic logical partitioning


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for verifying transitions between logical partition configurations. A computer system divides the physical resources of a processing core into logical partitions, each of which has at least one processing subcore.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/02/15
20150094272 

Treatments for gastrointestinal disorders


The present invention features peptides, compositions, and related methods for treating gastrointestinal disorders and conditions, including but not limited to, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), gastrointestinal motility disorders, functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), duodenogastric reflux, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional heartburn, dyspepsia, visceral pain, gastroparesis, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (or colonic pseudo-obstruction), disorders and conditions associated with constipation, and other conditions and disorders are described herein, using peptides and other agents that activate the guanylate cyclase c (gc-c) receptor.. .
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


04/02/15
20150094265 

Treatments for gastrointestinal disorders


The present invention features peptides, compositions, and related methods for treating gastrointestinal disorders and conditions, including but not limited to, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), gastrointestinal motility disorders, functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), duodenogastric reflux, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional heartburn, dyspepsia, visceral pain, gastroparesis, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (or colonic pseudo-obstruction), disorders and conditions associated with constipation, and other conditions and disorders are described herein. Using peptides and other agents that activate the guanylate cyclase c (gc-c) receptor..
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


03/26/15
20150087412 

Gaming system having eligibility routine for group play


Embodiments of the present invention set forth systems, apparatuses and methods for implementing an eligibility routine for group play involving one or more gaming devices. This routine includes making at least two distinct determinations regarding trigger conditions that need to be met before proceeding to a group play game event, such as a community bonus.
King Show Games, Inc.


03/19/15
20150080377 

Deuterium-enriched pyridinonecarboxamides and derivatives


Are partial or full agonists of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-ht) receptor subtype 4 (5-ht4), and are useful compounds for the prevention and treatment of alzheimer's disease, cognitive and memory dysfunction, mild cognition impairment, memory decline, cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia, cognitive impairment associated with age-related dementia or alzheimer's disease, cognitive impairment associated with post-coronary bypass surgery, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, speech improvement in autistic children, sleep apnea in alzheimer's patients, age-related macular degeneration (amd), irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, crohn's disease, emesis, nausea, vomiting, prokinesia, non-ulcer dyspepcia, anxiety, depression, pain, migraine, urinary incontinence, arterial fibrillation, arrhythmia, ischemic stroke, gastric emptying disorders, gastritis, gastrointestinal disorders, feeding disorders, obesity, anorexia, constipation, respiratory depression, and erectile dysfunction.. .

03/12/15
20150069455 

Heat dissipation material and light emitting diode package including a junction part made of the heat dissipation material


Disclosed are a heat dissipation material comprising a metallic glass and an organic vehicle and a light emitting diode package including at least one of a junction part, wherein the junction part includes a heat dissipation material including a metallic glass.. .

03/12/15
20150068114 

Control of ground surface radiative effects


Here invented is method and apparatus for control of ground surface radiative effects. A material is laid out in a field in anticipation of frost or in expectation of crop damage from powdery mildew.

03/05/15
20150066494 

Smart circular audio buffer


An audio buffer is used to capture audio in anticipation of a user command to do so. Sensors and processor activity may be monitored, looking for indicia suggesting that the user command may be forthcoming.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


02/26/15
20150058641 

Adaptive power management of a cluster of host computers using predicted data


A power management system and method for performing power management operations in a distributed computer system uses predicted resource demands for a specified time in the future to change a power management option of a power management analysis algorithm prior to the specified time so that the power management analysis algorithm can be executed in anticipation of the predicted resource demands at the specified time.. .
Vmware, Inc.






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