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Date/App# patent app List of recent Prom-related patents
04/07/16
20160100062 
 Continuation of vendor neutral voip interface devices and compatible portable phones patent thumbnailContinuation of vendor neutral voip interface devices and compatible portable phones
A voice over internet protocol (voip) interface system for enabling communications between a plain old telephone service (pots) device and a packet data network is disclosed. The voip interface system includes a pots interface configured to communicate pots voice telephone communications and a powered packet-based interface configured to communicate packet-based voice telephone communications with a host computer system that also provides power.

04/07/16
20160099843 
 Intersystem automated-dialog agent patent thumbnailIntersystem automated-dialog agent
A computing platform may receive, from a user device, data comprising a natural-language response input by a user, via the user device, in response to a natural-language prompt generated by the computing platform. The computing platform may determine, based on the data, a recommended action for the user.
Bank Of America Corporation


04/07/16
20160099842 
 Intersystem automated-dialog agent patent thumbnailIntersystem automated-dialog agent
A computing platform may receive, from a user device, data comprising a natural-language response input by a user, via the user device, in response to a natural-language prompt generated by the computing platform. The computing platform may determine, based on the data, a recommended action for the user.
Bank Of America Corporation


04/07/16
20160099348 
 High voltage double-diffused mos (dmos) device and  manufacture patent thumbnailHigh voltage double-diffused mos (dmos) device and manufacture
A method of forming an integrated dmos transistor/eeprom cell includes forming a first mask over a substrate, forming a drift implant in the substrate using the first mask to align the drift implant, simultaneously forming a first floating gate over the drift implant, and a second floating gate spaced apart from the drift implant, forming a second mask covering the second floating gate and covering a portion of the first floating gate, forming a base implant in the substrate using an edge of the first floating gate to self-align the base implant region, and simultaneously forming a first control gate over the first floating gate and a second control gate over the second floating gate. The first floating gate, first control gate, drift implant, and base implant form components of the dmos transistor, and the second floating gate and second control gate form components of the eeprom cell..
Microchip Technology Incorporated


04/07/16
20160099345 
 High electron mobility transistor with periodically carbon doped gallium nitride patent thumbnailHigh electron mobility transistor with periodically carbon doped gallium nitride
A method for forming a high electron mobility transistor (hemt) device with a plurality of alternating layers of one or more undoped gallium nitride (gan) layers and one or more carbon doped gallium nitride layers (c-gan), and an hemt device formed by the method is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a channel layer stack on a substrate, the channel layer stack having a plurality of alternating layers of one or more undoped gallium nitride (gan) layers and one or more carbon doped gallium nitride layers (c-gan).
Toshiba Corporation


04/07/16
20160099304 
 Monx as a top electrode for tiox based dram applications patent thumbnailMonx as a top electrode for tiox based dram applications
A capacitor stack includes a base bottom electrode layer including a conductive metal nitride material. A second bottom electrode layer is formed above the first bottom electrode layer.
Intermolecular, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099055 
 Eprom cell array,  operating the same, and memory device including the same patent thumbnailEprom cell array, operating the same, and memory device including the same
A memory cell array includes local blocks disposed in parallel with rows and arrayed along a direction parallel with columns, first selection lines being parallel with the rows and including a couple of first selection lines connected to each of the local blocks, second selection lines disposed in parallel with the columns, and local block selectors disposed between the plurality of local blocks. Each of the local block selectors is disposed between a qth wherein, “q” is an odd number local block and a (q+1)th local block among the local blocks to electrically connect unit cells disposed in any one of the qt local block and the (q+1)th local block to the second selection lines.
Sk Hynix Inc.


04/07/16
20160098988 
 Automatic data-driven dialog discovery system patent thumbnailAutomatic data-driven dialog discovery system
Methods and systems for providing help prompts to a user of an automated dialog system are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may receive a help request from the user of an automated dialog system.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098948 
 Decorative detectable warning panel having improved grip patent thumbnailDecorative detectable warning panel having improved grip
The present invention relates to detectable warning panels, and in particular to detectable warning panels that display text and/or other graphic information such as commercial messages, trademarks, logos, directions, slogans, pictures, names, product illustrations, emblems, promotional information related to a product or service, quick response codes, matrix code, two-dimensional bar code, optical machine-readable labels, and combinations thereof.. .
Brandbumps, Llc


04/07/16
20160098944 
 Eye surgery training simulator patent thumbnailEye surgery training simulator
The present invention provides an eye surgery training simulator that can reduce learning cost and simulate the eyes in a more real way to allow surgery performers in practice to increase the success rate of surgery. The surgery training simulator compromise: a base with the accommodating tank, a hollow sphere inside said accommodating tank with a punched hole at the center of its top to simulate the eyeball rotation; a thin film covering the punched hole of said hollow sphere to simulate anterior capsule; a positioning sheet attached to the top surface of the hollow sphere with a hole corresponding to the punched hole; a positioning plug-in at the side of said punched hole that can limit the displacement of the capsulorhexis forceps; and at least an elastic component that can simulate eyeball muscle by pulling the hollow sphere and restore it after the rotation of the hollow sphere..
Universal Vision Biotechnology Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098903 

Gaming system and gaming machines utilizing tickets having a feature trigger


A casino gaming system includes gaming machines which are configured to accept and read tickets. The ticket may comprise cash-value tickets or non-cash value/promotional tickets.
Global Cash Access, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098886 

Electronic container vending method


A method of acquiring gas containers from an electronic container vending machine is presented. This method includes receiving an input from a user by means of an input device, indicating a desired gas container of a specific size and containing a specific gas composition.
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.s. Llc


04/07/16
20160098783 

Systems and methods for generation of customized advertising and/or customized promotion for products and services


There is provided a computerized method for simulating a product or service in an interactive user interface set to be added to a browsed web document, comprising: receiving data from a web document browsed to by a browser installed at a client terminal; analyzing the received data of the web document to identify at least one visual media item; generating a simulation of at least one product or service having the identified at least one visual media item integrated therein; and presenting the simulation at the client terminal within the browsed web document.. .
Pixter Media Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098759 

System and enabling efficient digital marketing on portable wireless devices for parties with low capabilities


A system and method are provided for managing digital marketing to a multiplicity of consumers by way of portable wireless digital devices. The system comprises a simplified human-device interface stored on the portable wireless digital devices.
Grandpad, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098755 

Systems and methods for providing geographically-based promotions


Systems and methods for providing promotional materials to potential customers are described. In some cases, the described methods include obtaining gps coordinates of a merchant's location.
Mad Reach Llc


04/07/16
20160098705 

Credit card with built-in sensor for fraud detection


A card includes a sensor system for fraud detection. A method of fraud detection includes flagging suspicious activity on a transaction card and prompting a user to take a self-image or a voice recording with the credit card..
Mastercard International Incorporated


04/07/16
20160098701 

Method and transaction management


The system provides a method and apparatus for initiating and completing a financial transaction from within an app, application, interface, email, ad, or the like, including social media apps, with very few steps. The system is agnostic as to merchant or advertiser, and allows a user to establish a single account that can be used for quick purchases across multiple platforms and promotional streams.

04/07/16
20160098490 

Suggesting actions for evaluating user performance in an enterprise social network


Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer program products for suggesting actions for evaluating user performance in an enterprise social network. In some implementations, a server of the enterprise social network identifies a message configured to be published to a feed of the enterprise social network.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098465 

Method, apparatus and computer program product for presenting cooking schedule


A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for presenting a cooking schedule are provided. In the method, recipes are received, wherein each of the recipes includes cooking processes and cooking time required for finishing each of the cooking processes.
National Tsing Hua University


04/07/16
20160098282 

Customizable food freshness printer startup wizard


A method of utilizing a startup wizard is disclosed. The startup wizard guides a user through the installation of a food freshness barcode printer, enabling a non-technical user to complete the installation in minimal time.
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, Llc


04/07/16
20160098266 

Methods and systems to update a vehicle computing system


A vehicle computing system for a vehicle includes a first and second memory device (e.g., erasable programmable read only memory (eeprom)). The system further includes a circuit that selectively switches between the first and second memory device.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


04/07/16
20160097606 

Heterogeneous surfaces


Condensation can be an important process in both emerging and traditional power generation and water desalination technologies. Superhydrophobic nanostructures can promise enhanced condensation heat transfer by reducing the characteristic size of departing droplets via a surface-tension-driven mechanism.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


04/07/16
20160097570 

Cooled bread and pastry container


A bread and pastry container is provided with a thermoelectric panel to set up convective currents which at their colder portions promote the condensation of humidity with the drier current portion then drawn through the container by the draft created around the hot side of the thermoelectric panel. A set of photovoltaic cells may be mounted on the container to provide the power for the thermoelectric panel..

04/07/16
20160097371 

Windraider


The windraider process, the wind wing, and the armstrong electrical generator are innovations in converting wind energy into electrical energy which show significant promise in improving the economic and ergonomic utility of wind power.. .

04/07/16
20160097358 

Fuel injection valve


To improve the accuracy of an injection amount by a fuel injection valve, the open/close operation of a valve body needs to be performed promptly. This requires a configuration in which, immediately after starting movement of a movable member, fluid force generated at a seat portion of the valve body is not transmitted.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


04/07/16
20160097054 

Root-preferred promoter and methods of use


The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a promoter for the gene encoding sorghum bicolor tip2-3.
Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc


04/07/16
20160097053 

Yeast promoters from pichia pastoris


In accordance with the invention, isolated nucleic acids, expression methods, host cells, expression vectors, and dna constructs for producing proteins, and proteins produced using the expression methods are described. More particularly, nucleic acids isolated from pichia pastoris wherein the nucleic acids have promoter activity are described.
Keck Graduate Institute Of Applied Life Sciences


04/07/16
20160097038 

Induction medium and methods for stem cell culture and therapy


Novel msc stem-cell culture and therapy methods and culture medium compositions for the purpose of inducing, activating, or priming discrete uniform cell phenotypes to selectively promote or suppress inflammation and immunity, yielding polarized, primed, activated, or induced cells used in cell-based therapy.. .
Wibiworks Therapeutics, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096965 

Phosphate ester dispersion promoting agent and dispersion comprising the same


X is 1, or 2.. .

04/07/16
20160096845 

Superoleophobic and/or superhydrophobic material, process for preparing same and applications thereof


The invention relates to a multilayer superoleophobic and/or superhydrophobic material comprising: on the one hand, a first constituent that is a conductive substrate or a substrate that has previously been rendered conductive (1): the surface of which is modified by chemical and/or physical treatment (2) and that incorporates a first adhesion-promoting conductive layer (3); or that incorporates a first adhesion-promoting conductive layer (3); and, on the other hand, at least one other constituent that is a superoleophobic and/or superhydrophobic polymer or copolymer layer (4, 5 or 6) composed of one or more monomers based on an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring substituted by one or more fluorocarbon and/or hydrocarbon chains. It is characterized in that the various constituents of said material comply with an increasing hydrophobicity gradient between the first layer deposited on the conductive substrate or substrate previously rendered conductive (1) and the last layer of said material..
Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis


04/07/16
20160096395 

System and laser writing


Personal data may be embedded in a kinegram of an identification document using a suitable low energy laser without compromising the integrity of the kinegram or the identification document. The personal data can be written in a metalized portion of the kinegram in a high definition, high resolution manner such that the personal data may be read by a human without the use of a text-enhancing viewer device (e.g., magnifying glasses).
Morphotrust Usa, Llc


04/07/16
20160096392 

System and laser writing


Personal data may be embedded in a kinegram of an identification document using a suitable low energy laser without compromising the integrity of the kinegram or the identification document. The personal data can be written in a metalized portion of the kinegram in a high definition, high resolution manner such that the personal data may be read by a human without the use of a text-enhancing viewer device (e.g., magnifying glasses).
Morphotrust Usa, Llc


04/07/16
20160096196 

Polyoxymethylene polymer composition for fluidized bed coating processes and products made therefrom


Polymer particles containing a polyoxymethylene polymer for coating metallic substrates are described. The polymeric particles contain a polyoxymethylene polymer in combination with an adhesion promoter which may comprise an acid modified polyolefin and performance enhancing additives.
Ticona Gmbh


04/07/16
20160096169 

Molecular sieve catalyst for treating exhaust gas


Provided is novel catalyst for treating nox in an exhaust gas, wherein the catalyst comprises a metal promoted high sar zeolite having an afx framework.. .
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


04/07/16
20160096031 

Method and image-directed nerve growth


Disclosed embodiments are directed to promoting nerve growth through one or more mechanisms using an apparatus to rapidly change magnetic fields.. .
Weinberg Medical Physics Llc


04/07/16
20160095929 

Promotion of wound healing


The present invention provides compositions and methods that promote wound healing in a subject with a cutaneous injury. In particular, the present invention provides systemic and/or local administration of one or more compositions that cause ganglioside depletion (e.g., glucosylceramide synthase (gcs) inhibitors) for the treatment of cutaneous wounds..
Northwestern University


04/07/16
20160095928 

Composition for hot melt extrusion and producing hot melt extrudate by using same


Provided is a composition for hot melt extrusion including a drug and hypromellose acetate succinate (hpmcas) having a hydroxypropoxy molar substitution of 0.40 or more and a mole ratio of an acetyl group to a succinyl group of less than 1.6. Further, provided is a method for producing a hot melt extrudate including the step of hot melt-extruding a composition for hot melt extrusion including a drug and hypromellose acetate succinate having a molar hydroxypropoxy substitution of 0.40 or more and a mole ratio of an acetyl group to a succinyl group of less than 1.6, at a hot melt temperature of not lower than a melting temperature of the hypromellose acetate succinate or of not lower than a temperature at which both the hypromellose acetate succinate and the drug are melted..
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160095889 

Composition and use of lactobacillus reuteri gmnl-263 in decreasing blood lipid levels


A use of a lactobacillus reuteri gmnl-263 in decreasing blood lipid levels is disclosed. Lactobacillus reuteri gmnl-263 (accession no.: cctcc m 209263) specifically inhibits gene expression related to pro-inflammatory factor and lipid synthesis and promotes gene expression related to cholesterol metabolism.
Genmont Biotech Inc.


04/07/16
20160095885 

Induction medium & methods for stem cell culture & therapy


Novel msc stem-cell culture and therapy methods and culture medium compositions for the purpose of inducing, activating, or priming discrete uniform cell phenotypes to selectively promote or suppress inflammation and immunity, yielding primed, activated, or induced cells used in cell-based therapy.. .
Wibiworks Therapeutics, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095881 

Promoting muscle building and repair and treating disorders related to collagen and pertinent proteins by using shilajit


A method of using shilajit or its individual components, or a combination of two or more of these components, to induce the body of a mammal, including that of a human, to synthesize new collagen and the related extracellular matrix proteins, thus promoting the health of all of the tissues and organs containing collagen and the related extracellular matrix proteins, including skin, connective tissue, muscle, cartilage, bone, and teeth and improve muscle building and regeneration, and/or treat collagen-related disorders is presented.. .
Natreon, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095868 

Composition, formulations and methods of making and using botanicals and natural compounds for the promotion of healthy brain aging


The present disclosure provides compositions and formulations comprising botanicals and natural compounds for the promotion of healthy brain aging in adults, especially adult women, and for prevention of age associated neurodegenerative changes resulting in cognitive, memory and executive dysfunction including modulation of the age related predisposition to mild cognitive impairment, alzheimer's disease, hormonal and other dementia related conditions. The present disclosure also provides methods of using the compositions and formulations in treating and preventing neurodegenerative changes resulting in cognitive, memory and executive dysfunction..

04/07/16
20160095833 

Branched chain fatty acids for prevention or treatment of gastrointestinal disorders


The present invention is directed to a method of preventing or treating a gastrointestinal condition in a subject, that includes administering one or more branched chain fatty acid to the subject under conditions effective to prevent or treat the gastrointestinal condition in the subject. The present invention is also directed to methods of promoting gastrointestinal health in a subject and propagation of probiotic organisms.
Cornell University


04/07/16
20160095814 

Cosmetic compositions


Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that can be used in cosmetic applications. The composition can include an effective amount of a centella asiatica stem cells to reduce the activity of hyaluronidase in skin, an effective amount of tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylamino butyric urea trifluoroacetate or alpinia galanga leaf extract to promote the production of hyaluronic acid in skin, an effective amount of tripeptide-1 to promote the production of fibronectin and laminin in skin, and a dermatologically acceptable vehicle..
Mary Kay Inc.


04/07/16
20160095789 

Devices and methods for treatment and promotion of healing of injured sites


Disclosed herein is a device comprising a casing; at least one vibratory source; at least one power source; elements to actuate the vibratory source; electrical communication between the vibratory source, the power source, and other elements; and an optional thermal element for modulating the temperature of a contacted area of a surface. Also disclosed herein are methods for using the device..
Mmj Labs Llc


04/07/16
20160095738 

Apparatus for supporting an arm during a medical procedure


An apparatus for supporting an arm during medical procedures such as radial catheterization and carpal tunnel procedures is disclosed. The apparatus includes an arm support section configured to support an arm of a patient, an intermediary valley section connected to a second end of the arm support section, a wrist flexing section connected to a second end of the intermediary valley section and configured to promote a downward flexing of the wrist, and a hand-hold section connected to the wrist flexing section.
Synaptik Design Group, Llc


04/07/16
20160095609 

Tibial arthroplasty jig


A method and system for performing a total joint arthroplasty procedure on a patient's damaged bone region. A ct image or other suitable image is formed of the damaged bone surfaces, and location coordinate values (xn,yn,zn) are determined for a selected sequence of bone surface locations using the ct image data.
Howmedica Osteonics Corporation


04/07/16
20160095321 

Sandpaper mutants of bacillus and methods of their use to enhance plant growth, promote plant health and control diseases and pests


The present invention relates to novel strains of bacillus and methods of their use for enhancing the growth, promoting plant health or controlling diseases or pests of a plant.. .
Bayer Cropscience Lp


04/07/16
20160095281 

Systems and methods for using light energy to facilitate penetration of substances in plants


Systems and methods are disclosed for delivering a substance into a plant. The systems and methods include a light energy that is applied to a first area on the plant to create a first indentation.
Gpd Technologies, Llc


03/31/16
20160095148 

Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values


Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver..
Dexcom, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094963 

Facilitating social networking service connections based on mobile device validated calendar data


A first mobile device associated with a first member of a social networking service may be configured to facilitate social networking service connections based on calendar data validated by the first mobile device. For example, the first mobile device accesses calendar data that pertains to an electronic calendar of the first member.
Linkedin Corporation


03/31/16
20160094886 

Data presentation method, terminal, and system


A data presentation method and system is provided. The method includes, when video data is playing, receiving a triggering instruction for pausing or stopping, and acquiring a relative playback time point at which the video data is playing when the triggering instruction is received.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160094093 

Superconductive electric motor and generator


A non-traditional topology of a superconductive electric motor or generator increases the air gap flux density by reducing stray flux and concentrating lines of flux within the air gap. An electric motor or generator utilizing the invention will include three components: a rotating armature, a permanent magnet stator and a shielding sleeve.
Dominion Alternative Energy, Llc


03/31/16
20160094027 

Semiconductor device


Provided is a semiconductor device making it possible to promote area reduction while maintaining esd resistance. The semiconductor device includes a power wire, a ground wire and a protection circuit provided between the power wire and the ground wire so as to cope with electrostatic discharge.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


03/31/16
20160093871 

A lithium-ion secondary battery with replaceable electrodes


A li-ion battery with replaceable electrodes is provided. The battery compromises operation space to make the electrode sheets replaceable and side chamber to vent electrolyte through electrolyte pipeline for stopping reactions inside the battery..

03/31/16
20160093632 

High voltage double-diffused mos (dmos) device and manufacture


A method of forming an integrated dmos transistor/eeprom cell includes forming a first mask over a substrate, forming a drift implant in the substrate using the first mask to align the drift implant, simultaneously forming a first floating gate over the drift implant, and a second floating gate spaced apart from the drift implant, forming a second mask covering the second floating gate and covering a portion of the first floating gate, forming a base implant in the substrate using an edge of the first floating gate to self-align the base implant region, and simultaneously forming a first control gate over the first floating gate and a second control gate over the second floating gate. The first floating gate, first control gate, drift implant, and base implant form components of the dmos transistor, and the second floating gate and second control gate form components of the eeprom cell..
Microchip Technology Incorporated


03/31/16
20160093305 

Bio-phonetic multi-phrase speaker identity verification


Systems and methods for bio-phonetic multi-phrase speaker identity verification are disclosed. Generally, a speaker identity verification engine generates a dynamic phrase including at least one dynamically-generated word.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/31/16
20160093085 

Devices, frameworks and methodologies for enabling user-driven determination of body size and shape information and utilisation of such information across a networked environment


A scanning booth with a user interface. The interface receives user identification or registration data and provides instructional prompts for the user to assume various predefined positions, stances and postures.
Mport Pty Ltd


03/31/16
20160093000 

Novel cloud-based art inventory management system, incorporating techniques, methods and devices


The present invention teaches a novel mobile-enabled secure, interactive, scalable, multi-platform cloud-based system for monitoring, managing, organizing, sharing, evaluating and/or promoting unique art objects, and the like, and interconnecting members of the art world, such as artists, galleries, museums, collectors, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, and art organizations. The cloud-based portfolio management tool provides unique capabilities for collectors to be able to engage interactively with their art, in a manner that permits the fusing of such management with market history and insurance data.
Collectrium Inc.


03/31/16
20160092931 

Distributed promotion management


Technologies are provided herein for distributed promotion management. According to a method for distributed promotion management, a device identification may be provided by a consumer electronic device that may comprise a dispensing device.
The Coca-cola Company


03/31/16
20160092923 

Methods and systems for searching and displaying promotional offers on a mobile device based on current user location


Methods and systems for searching and displaying promotional offers on a display screen of a mobile device based on current user location have been disclosed. An example method comprises identifying a location of the mobile device, retrieving from a remote server one or more promotional offers provided by merchants located in the nearby area within a predetermined distance from the identified location, associating the location of the mobile device and locations of the one or more merchants providing the one or more promotional offers with a virtual map, generating one or more map elements associated with locations of the mobile device and the one or more merchants, and displaying the virtual map and the one or more map elements..
Pinny Inc.


03/31/16
20160092905 

System and the registration, compensation, management and analysis of product or content customized purchase or selling


The present invention refers to the customization of generic product and/or content purchase and/or offering, either comprising or not a social responsibility parameter by means of a system comprising the incorporation of a key, designated token, which solely identifies each item of said products. By means of an adequate incentive such as rendering a specific offer, the purchaser and/or recipient of the offer, will use this key to personally identify himself before the system, namely by means of a proper site on the internet, through telephone line, sms, mms, wap, among others.

03/31/16
20160092900 

System for arranging product trial presentation with retailer for subsequent online purchase


A sales promotion system supporting a plurality of buyer and a plurality of sellers, wherein the sellers are online sellers or brick and mortar sellers, and some sellers can charge a fee for letting a potential buyer try a product before purchasing it online at a different seller. The sales promotion system makes an arrangement for a trial by potential buyers at some seller's premises, and subsequently helps the seller charge a fee for the trial, while the actual purchase is conducted with a different online seller..

03/31/16
20160092899 

System and using gamification to improve eco-driving behavior and measure fuel reductions


Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for improving eco-driving behavior through gamification. Systems receive, at a user device, a fuel-efficiency metric for a vehicle associated with a user of the user device as the vehicle is traveling and identify a fuel-efficiency standard for the vehicle from a standards database.

03/31/16
20160092726 

Using gestures to train hand detection in ego-centric video


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for training hand detection in an ego-centric video are disclosed. For example, the method prompts a user to provide a hand gesture, captures the ego-centric video containing the hand gesture, analyzes the hand gesture in a frame of the ego-centric video to identify a set of pixels in the image corresponding to a hand region, generates a training set of features from the set of pixels that correspond to the hand region and trains a head-mounted video device to detect the hand in subsequently captured ego-centric video images based on the training set of features..
Xerox Corporation


03/31/16
20160092644 

Diagnosis support program development promoting apparatus, operation method and operation program for diagnosis support program development promoting apparatus, and diagnosis support program development promoting system


Provided are a diagnosis support program development promoting apparatus, an operation method and operation program for the diagnosis support program development promoting apparatus, and a diagnosis support program development promoting system, capable of promoting development of a diagnosis support program while protecting privacy of a medical facility. An information collecting unit collects actual usage situation information of a diagnosis support program, and facility information of a medical facility.
Fujifilm Corporation


03/31/16
20160092570 

Sharing configuration information for searches in data intake and query systems


Various embodiments describe multi-site cluster-based data intake and query systems, including cloud-based data intake and query systems. Using a hybrid search system that includes cloud-based data intake and query systems working in concert with so-called “on-premises” data intake and query systems can promote the scalability of search functionality.
Splunk Inc.


03/31/16
20160092558 

Hybrid cluster-based data intake and query


Various embodiments describe multi-site cluster-based data intake and query systems, including cloud-based data intake and query systems. Using a hybrid search system that includes cloud-based data intake and query systems working in concert with so-called “on-premises” data intake and query systems can promote the scalability of search functionality.
Splunk Inc.


03/31/16
20160092426 

Generative grammar models for effective promotion and advertising


A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for creating messages using generative grammar models is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a request to generate a message, which in an example embodiment is to be published to a social network platform.

03/31/16
20160092423 

Feedback validation of electronically generated forms


A method and apparatus for form processing is provided, requiring little to no data entry. Upon receiving an electronic notification containing a form, a validation server extracts an electronic contact address from the electronic notification.
Coupa Software Incorporated


03/31/16
20160092185 

Method to convey an application's development environment characteristics to the hosting provider to facilitate selection of hosting environment or the selection of an optimized production operation of the application


A system and method for deploying a software application to a hosting environment that considers the development environment, and bases any decision on data about the development environment to make a selection of hosting environment and/or operational attributes. The system and methods determines and attaches metadata describing the development environment to an application, then uses that metadata to select a deployment model, and to select an operational model.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160092103 

Display, management, and use of on-screen keyboard


A display manager initiates display of an on-screen keyboard to include a first zone of display regions and a second zone of display regions on a display screen. The display manager additionally initiates display of a visual prompt that is navigable about the first zone.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


03/31/16
20160092099 

Apparatus equipped with a touchscreen and controlling such an apparatus


In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a touchscreen and a control device for executing an operating command which is input on the user side via the touchscreen. The control device is adapted to control the touchscreen such that, in order to prompt a command input, a first graphic element marking a touching starting location and a destination graphic arrangement having at least one second graphic element at a distance from the first graphic element are displayed on the touchscreen.
Wavelight Gmbh


03/31/16
20160091966 

Stereoscopic tracking status indicating method and display apparatus


A stereoscopic tracking status indicating method is provided. The method includes tracking information of a user's face by a three-dimensional (3d) display apparatus.
Superd Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091864 

Wristwatch structure with physical hands and offering communication function to wristwatch


The present invention provides a wristwatch structure with physical hands and a method for offering a communication function to a wristwatch, which uses remaining room in a traditional wristwatch (such as a mechanical watch and a quartz watch) to dispose an electronic module. By way of wireless transmission, the electronic module is utilized to receive wireless signals transmitted from a device (such as a smart phone) near a wristwatch user, and to provide a prompt message (such as vibration or an audio sound) based on the wireless signals.
Princo Middle East Fze


03/31/16
20160091112 

Noise and drag reducing cabin pressure outflow valve


A system and method for regulating pressure inside a vehicle (“cabin pressure”) is disclosed. The system can include a forward gate and an aft gate that can be moved from a closed position to an open position to release cabin pressure in a controlled manner.
The Boeing Company


03/31/16
20160090868 

Gas turbine engine mounting arrangement


A failsafe pin for providing a backup load path for attaching a gas turbine engine to an aircraft structure is provided with a driving element that allows a torque to be provided to the pin in order to check whether the pin has been engaged, and thus whether a primary load path has failed. The pin is provided with anti-tamper arrangements in order to ensure that the pin itself is not compromised when being tested for engagement..
Rolls-royce Plc


03/31/16
20160090605 

Drought-tolerant transgenic plant


Described herein is a transgenic plant that comprises a recombinant dna construct that contains a nucleic acid sequence operably linked to a promoter, the nucleic acid sequence encoding an afl1 polypeptide, a recombinant dna construct for inhibiting expression of a pd15 polypeptide or a nai2 polypeptide, or a loss-of-function pdi5 or nai2 mutation, wherein the transgenic plant exhibits increased growth under drought as compared to a control plant.. .
Academia Sinica


03/31/16
20160090575 

Vectors


The present invention relates to a transfer vector for inserting a gene into a genetic locus of a baculovirus sequence. The transfer vector comprises an expression cassette comprising a eukaryotic promoter operably linked to the gene and a bipartite selection cassette.
London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine


03/31/16
20160090549 

Cleaning composition having high self-adhesion and providing residual benefits


A composition for treating a hard surface. The composition has: (a) at least one adhesion promoter; (b) at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of: anionic, non-ionic, cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic, and combinations thereof; (c) mineral oil; (d) water; (e) optionally, at least one solvent; and wherein the composition is self-adhering upon application to a surface to be treated, and wherein the composition provides a wet film to said surface when water passes over said composition and surface..
S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.


03/31/16
20160090545 

Lubricant coating for laser printer wiper blades


A lubricant coating for laser printer wiper blades is a solution applied to a laser printer wiper blade before install that reduces friction between the wiper blade and the photoconductor drum of a laser printer in order to reduce wear, prevent damage and increase life of the wiper blade and photoconductor drum. A leveling and wetting agent ensures uniform application and reduces coating defects.
Flo-tech, Llc


03/31/16
20160090466 

Polyester resin composition and formed article including resin composition


Provided is a resin composition excellent in processability and productivity, which improves low crystallization rate and improves processability in forming such as injection molding or sheet forming. Provided is a polyester resin composition including a polyester resin (a), a crystallization promoter (b), and pentaerythritol (c)..
Kaneka Corporation


03/31/16
20160090241 

Regulation jig and a display substrate conveyer using the same


The invention discloses a regulation jig including a regulation part and a scale plate which are movably connected. The regulation part can simultaneously regulate positions of conveying rings having the same sequence, such that they are arranged into a line.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160090214 

Polymeric base having an adhered low-tack adhesive thereon


A polymeric base with an adhered uv-cured adhesive applied thereto including a polymeric substrate having an amount of adhesion promoter filler particles dispersed throughout at least a portion thereof. At least a portion of the adhesion promoter filler particles effective to form an enhanced bond between the uv-cured adhesive and the polymeric substrate..
Intercontinental Great Brands Llc


03/31/16
20160090137 

Vehicle with seating assembly


A vehicle is disclosed with a seating assembly which is capable of prompting an occupant to take an appropriate riding posture depending on the behavior of the vehicle body. A motorcycle includes tilting mechanisms for tilting seating surfaces of a front seat (rider seating part) and a rear seat (passenger seating part) and an ecu carries out a control process for tilting the seating surfaces to lift rear portions of the seats upwardly in response to an action to accelerate the motorcycle and a control process for tilting the seating surfaces to lift front portions of the seats upwardly in response to an action to decelerate the motorcycle..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089976 

Motion sensitive interlock


Apparatus for use with a vehicle is disclosed and comprises an interlock device. The device is adapted to, in use: at least while said vehicle is in motion, periodically generate a prompt; assess motion of said vehicle; at least when said vehicle is assessed by said device to be at rest, carry out an analysis operation wherein a breath sample is received and analyzed; and in the event that, within a predetermined period following a prompt, the device does not, while said vehicle is assessed to be at rest, carry out said analysis operation, enter an alarm state at least when the vehicle is in motion.

03/31/16
20160089570 

Method of detecting and prompting human lower limbs stepping motion


A method of detecting and prompting a human lower limbs stepping motion is applied to an exercise machine with pedals installed to both left and right sides of the exercise machine and provided for detecting a pedaling force while stepping the pedals. In the method, a force sensor is installed to the pedals, such that when an exerciser steps on the pedals by feet alternately, the force sensor detects, generates and transmits an electric signal to a control unit and converts the electric signal into a pedaling force value, and the control unit compares the pedaling force value with a predetermined value and prompts a message when the pedaling force value is beyond the range of the predetermined value..
Strength Master Fitness Tech Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089548 

Apparatus and promoting d-vitamin production in a living organism


The invention regards an apparatus for promoting d-vitamin production in a living organism, comprising at least one lamp assembly, said at least one lamp assembly is adapted to emit light, wherein the light at least emulates natural or ir light and uv light at wavelengths between 270 nm and 315 nm, wherein the at least one lamp assembly comprises a plurality of leds.. .
Sr Light Aps


03/31/16
20160089530 

Medical device cap for drug transfer assembly


A medical device cap that protectively surrounds a medical device component for disinfection purposes and includes an identification element that can record and transmit pertinent information of the medical device cap and the medical device component is disclosed. The medical device cap enables documentation of instances when the cap is used and promotes stronger compliance with the use of medical device caps for applications involving disinfection of a medical device component such as an iv access port or a luer tip.
Becton, Dickinson And Company


03/31/16
20160089433 

Induction of il-12 using immunotherapy


The present invention relates to compositions and methods that promote the induction of il-12 in a patient. The composition includes activated allogeneic cells that are administered to a patient with a disease such as cancer.
Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089420 

Activated leukocyte conditioned supernatant and uses for wound healing


Disclosed are therapeutic, activated leukocyte conditioned supernatants, methods of making them, and methods of using the conditioned supernatants to repair or promote healing of wounds.. .
Macrocure Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089404 

Lachnospiraceae in the gut microbiota and association with body weight


The present invention relates to means and methods for modulating the gut microbiota composition of a subject, preferably a human. In particular, the present invention provides an agent capable of reducing the proportion of lachnospiraceae in the gut microbiota composition of a subject which agent is useful for promoting weight loss or preventing weight gain in a subject, preferably an obese or overweight subject.
Nestec S.a.


03/31/16
20160089396 

Methods and compositions for regulating biofilm development


The present invention relates to methods for promoting dispersal of, or preventing formation of microbial biofilms, comprising: exposing a biofilm to an effective amount of nitric oxide or at least one nitric oxide generating or releasing agent; treating a surface or medium susceptible to biofilm formation with an effective amount of nitric oxide or at least one nitric oxide generating or releasing agent; incorporating an effective amount of nitric oxide or at least one nitric oxide generating or releasing agent in a surface or medium susceptible to biofilm formation; or inducing the accumulation of one or more reactive oxygen or nitrogen species within microorganisms within said biofilm or capable of forming a biofilm. The invention also relates to methods for maintaining or enhancing or maintaining and enhancing the functioning of a biofilm, comprising exposing a biofilm to at least one nitric oxide scavenger, at least one antioxidant or at least one nitric oxide scavenger and at least one antioxidant.
Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited


03/31/16
20160089395 

Compositions and methods for altering human cutaneous microbiome to increase growth of staphylococcus epidermidis and reduce staphylococcus aureus proliferation


An antibacterial composition comprising arginine bicarbonate, zinc carbonate, preferably arginine bicarbonate and zinc carbonate (abzc), in combination, plus one or more physiologically acceptable excipients, administered for the modification of cutaneous microfloras, generally to inhibit the growth of pathogenic staphylococcus aureus bacteria by promoting the growth of non-pathogenic staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria.. .
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


03/31/16
20160089393 

Composition and methods for combating antibacterial resistant bacteria


The present invention provides compositions and methods for sensitizing a bacterium to an antibacterial the method comprising the step of exposing the bacterium, in the presence of an entry-promoting agent, to an agent that inhibits antibacterial resistance. Methods for killing an antibacterial-resistant bacterium comprising the step of exposing the bacterium, in the presence of an entry-promoting agent, to an agent that inhibits antibacterial resistance and exposing the bacterium to an antibacterial are also provided.
Blueberry Therapeutics Limited


03/31/16
20160089352 

Cell membrane transport promoter for selective 5-ht1a serotonin receptors


A cellular membrane trafficking promoter for a 5-ht1a serotonin receptor containing 8-[2-(2-pentyl-cyclopropylmethyl)-cyclopropyl]-octanoic acid as an active ingredient, and the like.. .

03/31/16
20160089340 

Composition comprising farnesol and use thereof


A method of increasing pgc-1α gene expression, decreasing paris gene expression, or promoting farnesylation of paris in a mammalian cell, the method comprising administering an effective amount of farnesol, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof to the cell; and related methods and compositions.. .
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University


03/31/16
20160089315 

Compositions and methods for reducing cutaneous microbiome malodor


A deodorant composition comprising arginine, bicarbonate, zinc and carbonate, preferably arginine bicarbonate and zinc carbonate (abzc), and one or more physiologically acceptable excipients, administered for the modification of cutaneous microfloras—generally to reduce axillary odor, promote the growth of staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria, inhibit the growth of corynebacterium striatum bacteria, or any or all of the preceding.. .
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


03/31/16
20160089175 

Surgical devices having power-assisted jaw closure and methods for compressing and sensing tissue


Surgical devices are provided having power-assisted or fully powered jaw closure. The devices herein generally include a handle portion, an elongate shaft, and an effector having first and second jaws configured to engage tissue.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089136 

Apparatus and manipulating stomach tissue and treating gastroesophageal reflux disease


Stomach tissue is manipulated to form, for example, a restored flap of a gastroesophageal flap valve. The manipulation includes gripping stomach tissue from within the stomach while the stomach is inflated to promote visualization and stabilization of the gripped stomach tissue.
Endogastric Solutions, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089066 

Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values


Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver..
Dexcom, Inc.






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