|| List of recent Ras-related patents
| Digital video guard|
This invention relates to the veracity of information displayed to a user of a computer, and information provided to a computer by human input devices such as mice and keyboards. A digital video guard (dvg) device is a peripheral that is retrofitted to commodity computer devices.
| Method and apparatus for decoding received packets in broadcasting and communication system|
A method and apparatus for decoding received packets in a broadcasting and communication system is provided. The method includes reconstructing a source block by arranging source packets received from a sender on a two-dimensional array having a width of a given symbol size, and determining at least one erased subdivided encoding symbol index (e-sesi) corresponding to at least one source packet which is not successfully received in the reconstructed source block, determining a symbol unit for forward error correction (fec) decoding based on the at least one e-sesi, and performing fec decoding on the reconstructed source block depending on the determined symbol unit..
| Scalable repair block error correction for sequential multiple data blocks in a magnetic data storage device|
A technique for recovering of “squeezed” sectors in a set of sequential sectors such as are used in shingled magnetic recording (smr) is described. Embodiments of the invention use a programmable erased sector recovery scheme, which is a concatenation of a “cauchy-type” track erasure correction code, together with a media-error correction code that generates n-weighted parity-sectors per track and is capable of replacing up to n-erased sectors per track in any possible combination..
| Chronic atms (new definition)|
A method of tracking repeated performance problems in a machine is disclosed. The method comprises storing the faults in a computer memory, and assigning a classification value to the machine based on the frequency and number of the faults.
| Controlling prefetch aggressiveness based on thrash events|
A method and apparatus for controlling the aggressiveness of a prefetcher based on thrash events is presented. An aggressiveness of a prefetcher for a cache is controlled based upon a number of thrashed cache lines that are replaced by a prefetched cache line and subsequently written back into the cache before the prefetched cache line has been accessed..
| Virtualized communication sockets for multi-flow access to message channel infrastructure within cpu|
A message channel optimization method and system enables multi-flow access to the message channel infrastructure within a cpu of a processor-based system. A user (pcode) employs a virtual channel to submit message channel transactions, with the message channel driver processing the transaction “behind the scenes”.
| Remote control of medical devices using instant messaging infrastructure|
Systems and methods for remote control and management of medical workstations using an instant messaging infrastructure. A remote client, such as a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, or other computing device, is used to generate instructions or information requests in one or more data packets.
| Mapping infrastructure layout between non-corresponding datasets|
A method for mapping infrastructure layout between non-corresponding datasets including accessing from a memory a set of long links with points that trace the curvature of a set of linestrings, accessing from the memory a set of short links that are short enough for analytical purposes wherein each short link represents a straight line, and from the set of long links and the set of short links, using a processor to create a set of hybrid links for storage in the memory, each hybrid link corresponding to one short link for analytic purposes, a plurality of the hybrid links including at least one of the points for tracing the curvature of the set of linestrings.. .
| Mapping infrastructure layout between non-corresponding datasets|
A system or computer usable program product for mapping infrastructure layout between non-corresponding datasets including accessing from a memory a set of long links with points that trace the curvature of a set of linestrings, accessing from the memory a set of short links that are short enough for analytical purposes wherein each short link represents a straight line, and from the set of long links and the set of short links, using a processor to create a set of hybrid links for storage in the memory, each hybrid link corresponding to one short link for analytic purposes, a plurality of the hybrid links including at least one of the points for tracing the curvature of the set of linestrings.. .
| Storage apparatus comprising snapshot function, and storage control method|
Storage apparatus, in response to write command specifying write destination with regards to multiple virtual areas, allocates a free real area of multiple real areas based on storage devices to a write-destination virtual area, of the multiple virtual areas, to which the write destination belongs, and writes write-target data conforming to the write command to the allocated real area. The storage apparatus, where a first write command has been received subsequent to a snapshot acquisition time point, erases an allocation of a first real area to a first virtual area to which the write destination specified in the first write command belongs, allocates the first real area to a free second virtual area to which a real area has not been allocated, allocates a free second real area to the first virtual area, writes write-target data conforming to the first write command to the second real area..
| Method of carrying out a business venture|
This invention deals with corporations involved in new ventures, providing novel means and methods to increase the likelihood of their success. It also provides an exchanges on which corporations of these types can trade shares.
| Rational design of components of the oligo-saccharyltransferase-catalysed asparagine-linked glycosylation|
The present invention is directed to methods for identifying or designing (a) a potential oligosaccharide donor, (b) a potential oligosaccharyltransferase (ost), (c) a potential consensus sequence motif polypeptide, and/or (d) a potential glycosylation inhibitor for use in the oligosaccharyltransferase (ost)-catalysed asparagine-linked (“n-linked”) glycosylation, comprising the steps of generating a three-dimensional model of the catalytic domain and/or the polypeptide binding site of the oligosaccharyltransferase (ost) of campylobacter lari, and designing or selecting a potential component selected from (a) to (d) which optimizes the stereo chemical complementarity of said three-dimensional model(s) and the potential component.. .
| Systems and methods for predicting regional turfgrass performance|
Grass seed performance may be predicted by receiving grass seed selections for individual grass seed varieties and target geographic regions for growing the grass seed selection. A common set of grass attributes is identified from historical grass attribute values associated with the selected target regions.
| Method and system for determining a primary direction of force resulting from a vehicle collision|
A vehicle comprises an acceleration sensing module and a crash direction-computing module. The acceleration-sensing module is configured for generating acceleration information resulting from a vehicle collision event.
| System for auto-exchanging of electric vehicle battery|
A system for automatically exchanging a battery of an electric vehicle, the system including a horizontal frame of a predetermined area formed at a location higher than the electric vehicle; a plurality of battery stands formed on a bottom surface of the horizontal frame at a predetermined interval; a pair of fixed guide rails arranged and installed on front and rear sides or left and right sides of the horizontal frame, respectively; a variable guide rail adapted to move horizontally along x-axis or y-axis along the fixed guide rails; a movable rail adapted to move horizontally along y-axis or x-axis along the variable guide rail and ascend/descend vertically; and a grasping means installed on a lower end of the movable rail and adapted to pick up a battery of the electric vehicle or a battery seated on the battery stand and exchange each other.. .
| Restorative post-lumpectomy implant device|
Provided is a restorative breast implant device that can be used to replace lumpectomy tissue and prevent the late aesthetic deformities which may occur following lumpectomy or partial mastectomy. The disclosed implant is an inflatable device comprising an outer shell composed of a biological material and an inner chamber.
| Overmolded grasper jaw|
A surgical instrument can comprise an elongate tube including a camming rod and an actuation mechanism operably connected to the camming rod; a first jaw spine having a first cam slot; and a second jaw spine having a second cam slot, the second jaw spine pivotally connected to the first jaw spine at a common pivot pin connected to the elongate tube. A camming pin rides along first and second interior camming surfaces and closes the jaw spines when the camming rod moves proximally.
| Surgical forceps|
A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members disposed in parallel orientation relative to one another. One or both of the jaw members is movable along a first axis relative to the other jaw member between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween.
| Plastic surgical instruments|
Disclosed herein are tools, systems, methods and surgical techniques for a disposable grasping, cutting, severing and/or biting surgical instrument having sharp cutting tips. Such instruments are lighter than their equivalent stainless steel instruments currently being used, and can be designed to employ a shearing/cutting or grasping mechanism that may be suited for specific cutting and sampling bone, cartilage and soft tissue.
| Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension|
An endoscopic forceps for treating tissue includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto which has first and second jaw members attached to a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes an actuator for moving jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween.
| Indwelling needle device|
A hub (40) can be displaced between an initial position at which the hub is located on a front end side of an inner cavity of a shield (20) and an inner needle (50) penetrates an outer needle (30) and a retracted position at which the hub is located on a rear end side of the inner cavity of the shield and the inner needle is housed within the inner cavity of the shield. A stopper (170) includes an insertion portion (172) that is inserted into the inner cavity of the shield and a base portion (180) that is located on a rear end of the insertion portion.
| Torso compression medical device and method|
A torso compression medical device allows selectively applied compressive torso support to alleviate chest pain. The device includes a flexible band of material having a width of at least several inches and a length sufficient to extend substantially around the person's torso, with handles on ends of the band positioned adjacent the person's hands.
| Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, and medical image processing method|
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment comprises a data acquisition unit configured to execute ultrasonic scanning for a tissue region throughout a predetermined period and acquire a plurality of image data respectively corresponding to phases in the predetermined period; a positional information acquisition unit configured to acquire positional information of a region of interest in the tissue region at least one phase in the period by executing tracking processing using at least part of the plurality of image data; a shape information calculation unit configured to calculate shape information corresponding to the region of interest at least one phase in the period by using positional information of the region of interest at the at least one phase; and an output unit configured to output the shape information at the at least one phase.. .
| Bubble-induced color doppler feedback during histotripsy|
A histotripsy therapy system is provided that can include any number of features. In some embodiments, the system includes a high voltage power supply, a pulse generator electrically coupled to at least one signal switching amplifier, at least one matching network electrically coupled to the signal switching amplifier(s), and an ultrasound transducer having at least one transducer element.
| Method, apparatus, and system for measuring propagation of shear wave using ultrasound transducer|
A method of measuring propagation of a shear wave by using an ultrasound transducer includes generating a shear wave inside the object, setting a region of interest (roi) on which propagation of the shear wave is to be observed, and determining a position of a second focus on which ultrasound signals are to be directed to obtain information about the roi, irradiating the ultrasound signals toward the second focus, and receiving echo signals reflected from the roi.. .
| Scanned laser vein contrast enhancer|
The present invention is a miniature vein enhancer that includes a miniature projection head. The miniature projection head may be operated in one of three modes, afm, dbm, and rtm.
| Ultrasound-image-guide system and volume-motion-base calibration method|
The present invention relates to an ultrasound-image-guided system and to a volume-motion-based calibration method for operating such system. The system comprises one or more ultrasound probes (20) operable to generate image volumes (13i, 13j) of an anatomical object (10).
| Method for the enzyme-catalysed hydrolysis of polyacrylic acid esters, and esterases used therefor|
The invention relates to a method for the enzyme-catalysed hydrolysis of polyacrylic acid esters. According to said method, at least one polyacrylic acid ester is provided and incubated with at least one enzyme selected from enzymes (ec 3.1) acting on ester bindings, until the ester groups contained in the polyacrylic acid ester are partially or fully hydrolytically split, and optionally the modified polymer obtained thereby is isolated.
| Method of diagnosing and treating epstein barr virus-based myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome patients|
A method of diagnosing a subset of epstein barr virus, myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome (me/cfs) patients through a multi-prong clinical/serological analysis is provided wherein epstein barr virus abortive lytic replication (ebv) is determined as the specific causal agent through the use of serum antibodies to ebv encoded dutpase and serum antibodies to ebv dna polymerase as molecular markers. A method of treating patients diagnosed with epstein barr virus abortive lytic replication (ebv), myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome (me/cfs) with specific antiviral nucleosides is also provided, to alleviate the condition..
| Small molecule inhibitors of influenza a rna-dependent rna polymerase|
Antiviral compositions and methods are contemplated that are especially effective in the treatment and prevention of influenza a viruses. Also presented are cellular assays to identify small molecule compounds having antiviral properties, particularly as it relates to detection of influenza a rna-dependent rna polymerase activity in a mammalian cell independent of other influenza a components.
| Oxazole compound and pharmaceutical composition|
Wherein r1 is an aryl group which may have one or more substituents; r2 is an aryl group or a nitrogen atom-containing heterocyclic group each of which may have one or more substituents; and w is a divalent group represented by —y1-a1- or —y2—c(═o)— wherein y1 is a group such as —c(═o)—, a1 is a group such as a lower alkylene group, and y2 is a group such as a piperazinediyl group. The oxazole compound has a specific inhibitory action against phosphodiesterase 4..
| Connective tissue monitoring, compositions for connective tissue treatment and methods for treating connective tissue|
Methods and computer instruction code for monitoring, screening and classifying the response to load of a connective tissue or part thereof are disclosed. The method includes the steps of obtaining or receiving an ultrasound scan of a connective tissue or part thereof and analysing the ultrasound scan to detect one or more region of differential structural disorganisation in the connective tissue or part thereof.
| Enzyme inhibiting compounds and methods|
The invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for studying the rohmer pathway and for treating bacterial infections or parasitic infections. The parasitic infection can be a protozoan infection, such as malaria.
| Combinations of sapacitabine or cndac with dna methyltransferase inhibitors such as decitabine and procaine|
A first aspect of the invention relates to a combination comprising a dna methyltransferase inhibitor and 1-(2-c-cyano-2-dioxy-β-d-arabino-pentofuranosyl)-n4-palmitoyl cytosine, or a metabolite thereof. A second aspect of the invention relates to a pharmaceutical product comprising a dna methyltransferase inhibitor and 1-(2-c-cyano-2-dioxy-β-d-arabino-pentofuranosyl)-n4-palmitoyl cytosine, or a metabolite thereof, as a combined preparation for simultaneous, sequential or separate use in therapy.
| Selective inhibitors of histone methyltransferase dot1l|
Structure and mechanism based design was used to design potent ribose containing inhibitors of dot1l with ic50 values as low as 38 nm. These ribose containing inhibitors exhibit only weak or no activities against four other representative histone lysine and arginine methyltransferases, g9a, suv39h1, prmt1 and carm1..
| Management of an electronic calendar using short message service (sms)|
Approaches are provided for managing an electronic calendar using short message service (sms). Specifically, an approach is provided that is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to receive an sms text message including an sms command to manage an electronic calendar with at least one pre-existing event.
| Method and user equipment for peer-to-peer communication|
The exemplary embodiments relate to a method for use in a user equipment (ue), and a cellular infrastructure, for achieving synchronization between ues for a peer-to-peer or device-to-device (d2d) communication. The method comprising: receiving at a ue a synchronization message from a cell or a rat or a source of the cellular infrastructure; assembling a message including a list comprising information on the source or cell or rat, sending the assembled message to a another ue and initiate synchronization between involved ues based on the information in the assembled message..
| Device and method for processing a blade edge|
A blade processing (e.g., sharpening) device includes two sets of overlapping edge processing rings. Inner diameter surfaces of the edge processing rings define a notch suitable for effectively processing a blade with a convex cutting edge profile.
| Mater amor brassier|
A removable insert 38 is sandwiched between the exterior flap 36 and the rear wall 32. The top edge 34 of each of the rear walls 32 extends outwardly from the center web 30 to the respective rear wings 42 next adjacent the front connection 46 of the rear wings 42 to shoulder straps 44 for exposing the removable insert 38 to the nipple of the breast.
| Microorganism expressing xylose isomerase|
The present invention relates to a transformed microorganism capable of (a) a higher xylose isomerase activity than the equivalent microorganism prior to transformation; and/or (b) a higher growth rate in or on a growth medium comprising xylose than the equivalent microorganism prior to transformation; and/or (c) a faster metabolism of xylose than the equivalent microorganism prior to transformation; and/or (d) a higher production of ethanol when grown anaerobically on xylose as the carbon source than the equivalent microorganism prior to transformation.. .
| Recombinase polymerase amplification|
This disclosure describes related novel methods for recombinase-polymerase amplification (rpa) of a target dna that exploit the properties of recombinase and related proteins, to invade double-stranded dna with single stranded homologous dna permitting sequence specific priming of dna polymerase reactions. The disclosed methods have the advantage of not requiring thermocycling or thermophilic enzymes, thus offering easy and affordable implementation and portability relative to other amplification methods.
| Methods for assaying enzyme activities|
The present invention provides compounds and methods for assaying activities of enzymes such as histone deacetylases and histone acetyltransferases. In some embodiments, the methods may be performed in one step.
| Monoclonal antibodies and detection methods for enzymes that confer resistance to phosphinothricin-n-acetyl-transferase|
Described herein are monoclonal antibodies and methods useful for determining and quantitating the presence of a phosphinothricin-n-acetyl-transferase enzyme. The claimed antibodies and methods are particularly useful for identifying and quantitating the presence of phosphinothricin-n-acetyl-transferase expressed in trangenic plants..
| Novel compositions, methods and kits for real time polymerase chain reaction (pcr)|
The present disclosure is directed to compositions, methods and kits for amplifying target nucleic acids while reducing non-specific amplification and undesired amplification products using a dual hot start reaction mixture that comprise at least two different hot start mechanisms.. .
| Brassica gat event and compositions and methods for the identification and/or detection thereof|
Compositions and methods related to transgenic glyphosate tolerant brassica plants are provided. Specifically, the present invention provides brassica plants having a dp-073496-4 event which imparts tolerance to glyphosate.
| Field-based qpcr microbial monitoring|
Dna/rna monitoring of microbes at an oil field to determine the presence and activity of harmful microbes is accomplished with a portable qpcr (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) machine. This permits the monitoring to occur on-site in the field and reduces the variability that may occur from the transportation of samples..
| Phaleria macrocarpa extract, extraction process and its use as cholesteryl ester transferase protein (cetp) inhibitor|
An extract and/or herbal fraction and pharmaceutical preparation include extract of phaleria macrocarpa which for the purpose of this invention, is referred to as dlbs1449. The herbal extract according to the teaching of this invention is effectively applicable to inhibit the expression and activity of cholesteryl ester transferase protein (cetp), increase hdl cholesterol level, decrease ldl cholesterol level without raising blood pressure therefore it is further applicable in atherosclerosis therapy..
| Composition containing two anti-dementia drugs|
An object of the present invention is to provide, for the case of implementing a therapeutic method in which at least two kinds of anti-dementia drugs are used together, a composition that has a good therapeutic effect on dementia, and also gives excellent compliance. Another object of the present invention is to provide a composition containing at least two kinds of anti-dementia drugs, in which release of the anti-dementia drugs from the composition is controlled, whereby a combined effect of the anti-dementia drugs can be achieved well.
| Biopassivating membrane stabilization by means of nitrocarboxylic acid-containing phospholipids in preparations and coatings|
The present invention relates to nitro-carboxylic acid (s)-containing phospholipids, to be used for coating of medical devices such as stents, catheter balloons, wound pads or surgical suture material and for bio-passivating compositions, such as rinses, waterproofing solutions, coating solutions, cryoprotection solutions, cold preservation media, lyoprotection solutions, contrast media solutions, preservation and reperfusion solutions containing these compounds as well as preparing solutions thereof and coating medical devices as well as their uses.. .
| Magnetic fluid nanosystem|
Targeting contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (mri). In preferred embodiments, self-assembled polyelectrolytes coated superparamagnetic iron oxide contrast agent particles are provided, which are labeled with targeting moieties, afforded enhanced relaxivity, improved signal-to-noise and targeting ability.
| Marking enhancement device|
A marking enhancement device for facilitating and enhancing markings and helping to adjust writing styles. The device positions over a marking device in proximity to where a hand grasps.
| Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium|
An ultrasonic observation apparatus includes: a frequency analysis unit that calculates a frequency spectrum for each of a plurality of locations in a predetermined region of a subject by analyzing frequency of the ultrasonic wave at the plurality of locations; a frequency spectrum approximate equation calculation unit that calculates an approximate equation of the frequency spectrum at the each location calculated by the frequency analysis unit; a deviation calculation unit that calculates deviation between the frequency spectrum at the each location calculated by the frequency analysis unit and the approximate equation of the frequency spectrum calculated correspondingly with the frequency spectrum by the frequency spectrum approximate equation calculation unit; and a deviation display image data generation unit that generates information related to the deviation.. .