Total 6485 patents for "2014-08-14"

MAGNETIC NICKEL BASE TERNARY BRAZING MATERIAL AND METHOD OF APPLICATION

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140227550

A ternary magnetic braze alloy and method for applying the braze alloy in areas having limited access. The magnetic braze alloy is a nickel-based braze alloy from the perminvar region of the Ni, Fe, Co phase diagram. The braze alloy includes, by weight percent 8-45% Fe, 0-78% Co, 2.0-4.0% of an element selected from the group consisting of B and Si and combinations thereof, and the balance Ni. The nickel-based braze alloy is characterized by a brazing temperature in the range of 1850-2100 F. The nickel-based braze alloy is magnetic below its Curie temperature.

MESSAGING SERVICE FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140228126

An example system includes a web server computer and at least two video game systems. Each game system is configured to connect to the web server computer via the Internet and to communicate status data indicative of an activity engaged in by a user thereof. The web server computer generates a session file indicative of user status and the status of each of two or persons on a buddy list of the user.

DRY POWDER COMPOUND FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140228389

The present invention provides lyophilized formulations comprising methylnaltrexone, and processes for preparation of provided formulations. Additionally provided are compositions and products containing the methylnaltrexone formulation, as well as methods for producing formulations, compositions and products. Provided formulations as well as compositions and products containing methylnaltrexone formulations are useful for preventing, treating delaying, diminishing or reducing the severity and/or incidence of side effects resulting from administration of analgesic opioids.

Method and Apparatus for Viewing Images

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140226914

A computer-implemented method for viewing images on an interactive computing device comprises displaying an image from a stack comprising a display image and at least one compressed sub-image of nominally the same scene, each of the sub-images of the stack having been acquired at respective focal distances. Responsive to a user selecting a portion of the displayed image, the selected portion is mapped to a corresponding mapped portion of a sub-image within the stack according to the difference in focal distances between the displayed image and the sub-image. At least one row of compressed image blocks of the at least one sub-image extending across the mapped portion; and a reference value for a point in the compressed image stream of the sub-image preceding the row of compressed image blocks is determined. Using the reference, the row of blocks of the sub-image at least partially decoded, and a measure of focus for an area of the mapped portion coinciding with the decoded image blocks is computed to determine if at least that content of the sub-image should be displayed within a display image.

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING DIABETES

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140228353

Hydrogenated pyrido[4,3-b]indoles, pyrido[3,4-b]indoles and azepino[4,5-b]indoles are described. The compounds may bind to and are antagonists of the adrenergic receptor 2A . The compounds may also bind to and are an antagonist of the adrenergic receptor 2B ; or the compounds are not antagonists of the adrenergic receptor 2B and the compounds are administered in conjunction with a second agent that reduces, or is expected to reduce, blood pressure in an individual. The compounds may find use in therapy, e.g., to regulate blood glucose level, increase insulin secretion and treat diseases or conditions that are, or are expected to be, responsive to an increase in insulin production. Use of the compounds to treat type 2 diabetes is particularly described.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140226114

According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display apparatus includes an array substrate, a counter-substrate and a liquid crystal layer formed by a negative liquid crystal material. The array substrate includes a common electrode, an insulating film, pixel electrodes each including a slit and a first alignment film. The liquid crystal layer includes liquid crystal molecules which form a bias angle in a direction substantially orthogonal to a direction of extension of the slit and which are initially aligned. The first alignment film, the liquid crystal layer and the bias angle have a relationship of

TARGETED INVITATION DELIVERY

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229559

Data about a plurality of events is stored in an event database, including information for selecting who should be invited to the event. Data about a plurality of members is stored in a member database, preferably including members' preference criteria specifying the type of events in which each member likes to participate. The member information is matched against the invitee selection criteria and the event information is matched against the member preferences criteria to determine which members should be invited to each event. Based on results of this match process, e-mail invitations to the selected events are sent to the members.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DETERMINING A RADIO FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION POSITION

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140226635

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for determining a radio frame synchronization position are disclosed. According to one method, the method includes receiving a radio frame having an ascertainable physical channel or ascertainable data intended for providing non-synchronization related information. The method also includes determining, using the ascertainable physical channel or ascertainable data, a frame synchronization position.

Method and System for Image-Based Defect Alignment

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140226893

The present disclosure provides one embodiment of a method for defect diagnosis to a semiconductor wafer. The method includes collecting raw data that include a defect image (IMG), defect coordinate-on-wafer (CW) and layout database (DB); performing an image-based defect alignment to IMG according to CW and DB; and compensating coordinate mismatch according to the image-based defect alignment.

CLIENT AND SERVER GROUP SSO WITH LOCAL OPENID

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140230027

A user of a mobile communications device may access services in a target domain using a source domain identity that is used to access services in a source domain. To enable such a use of the source domain identity in the target domain, the source domain identity may first be enrolled in the target domain. The enrollment may be facilitated by an enrollment entity at the target domain, such as a gateway or an OpenID server for example. The enrollment entity may establish a secure channel with the user's device for enabling enrollment of the source domain identity. Once enrolled, the source domain identity may be used for authentication of the user in the target domain. Enrollment of the source domain identity and/or authentication of the user based on the enrolled source domain identity may be implemented using a local OpenID provider (OP) residing on the user's device.

INTEGRATED FUEL INJECTOR IGNITERS SUITABLE FOR LARGE ENGINE APPLICATIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140224210

Embodiments of injectors suitable for injection ports having relatively small diameters are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes a body having a first end portion opposite a second end portion. The second end portion is configured to be positioned adjacent to a combustion chamber and the first end portion is configured to be spaced apart from the combustion chamber. The injector also includes an ignition conductor extending through the body from the first end portion to the second end portion, and an insulator extending longitudinally along the ignition conductor and surrounding at least a portion of the ignition conductor. The injector further includes a valve extending longitudinally along the insulator from the first end portion to the second end portion. The valve includes a sealing end portion, and the valve is movable along the insulator between an open position and a closed position. The injector also includes a valve seat at or proximate to the second end portion of the body. When the valve is in the open position the sealing end portion is spaced apart from the valve seat, and when the valve is in the closed position the sealing end portion contacts at least a portion of the valve seat.

BEACON TRANSMIT POWER SCHEMES

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140228069

In a multi-level power transmission scheme, an access point transmits at one power level, while repeatedly transmitting at a burst power level for short periods of time. For example, a femto cell may transmit a beacon with periodic high power bursts of short duration, while the femto cell transmit power also undergoes high power bursts aligned with the beacon bursts. In a network listen-based power control scheme, an access point listens for one or more parameters sent over-the-air by the network and then defines transmit power based on the received parameter(s). In some aspects, beacon transmit power may be set based on a defined outage radius parameter and the total received signal power on a channel. In some aspects, access point transmit power may be set based on a defined coverage parameter and the received energy associated with signals from access points of a certain type.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING ADVERTISEMENT RESPONSIVE TO EPG INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229981

A system and method for utilizing data stored in an EPG database for modifying advertisement information. In this way, a service provider and/or an advertiser can transmit a single advertisement to all the television stations regardless of their geographic location and other user specific information, and need not re-transmit the advertisement even if there is a change in the show's program description. When the advertisement is displayed, the correct updated information is retrieved from the EPG database and inserted into the advertisement.

METHODS FOR ESTIMATING GENOME-WIDE COPY NUMBER VARIATIONS

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229117

Methods for determining the copy number of a genomic region at a detection position of a target sequence in a sample are disclosed. Genomic regions of a target sequence in a sample are sequenced and measurement data for sequence coverage is obtained. Sequence coverage bias is corrected and may be normalized against a baseline sample. Hidden Markov Model (HMM) segmentation, scoring, and output are performed, and in some embodiments population-based no-calling and identification of low-confidence regions may also be performed. A total copy number value and region-specific copy number value for a plurality of regions are then estimated.

DOCUMENT SUMMARIZATION USING NOUN AND SENTENCE RANKING

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229159

Systems and methods are provided for summarization of electronic text documents. Nouns and sentences are identified in a text document, and the most-prevalent nouns are further identified based on frequency. The sentences in the document are scored based on assigning points based on cumulative presence or absence of each of the most-prevalent nouns. A tag cloud consisting of the most-prevalent nouns is displayed together with the highest-scoring sentences, thereby providing context for the nouns in the tag cloud.

SCINTILLATING ORGANIC MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING NEUTRON AND GAMMA RADIATION

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140224993

Embodiments pertain to a method and apparatus for detection of radiation. Embodiments relate to the detection of fast and/or thermal neutrons. Embodiments are directed to detection of neutrons in high backgrounds of gamma rays. Embodiments can have high sensitivity and/or high gamma discrimination. Embodiments can include a given single material that can detect fast neutrons and simultaneously detect gamma rays with moderate energy resolution. Embodiments pertain to liquid, viscous liquid, gel, and/or solid scintillating materials. Embodiments relate to a scintillating matrix, such as a liquid, having a highly polar matrix, such as a liquid solvent, dissolved dyes, and a high concentration of a dissolved organo metallic compound. The use of a single material for a large area detector of fast neutrons and gamma rays can provide material and cost benefits.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED SPORTS WATCHING MEDIA GUIDANCE

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229887

Systems and methods for enhanced sports-related media content access and display are provided. An intelligent tuning module for multi-tuner systems may designate one sporting event as a primary sporting event and another sporting event as a secondary sporting event. A primary tuner may tune the primary event whenever possible and a secondary tuner may tune the secondary event whenever possible. Sporting events may be assigned user profile scores and tuned away from in reverse priority order. An interactive scoreboard may also be displayed with various game status and alert icons. The interactive scoreboard may allow a viewer to quickly tune between high-interest sporting events. Sports-specific features, such as wagering and fantasy league support, are also provided.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A MAGNETIC FIELD IN AN AIR-GAP BETWEEN A STATOR AND A ROTOR OF AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140225601

A device for measuring a magnetic field in an air-gap between a stator and a rotor of an electric machine includes a probe to detect the magnetic field and generate a signal indicative thereof and a display unit for the signal. The probe includes a plurality of sensors.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140225249

A semiconductor device according to the present invention has a semiconductor module 2; a cooling unit 3, the semiconductor module 2 being joined to an upper surface of the cooling unit 3, and a pipe 14, 15 for circulating a refrigerant being fixed to a side surface 20, 22 of the cooling unit 3; and a resin mold layer 4 that covers outer peripheries of the semiconductor module 2 and the cooling unit 3 . Further, a protruding portion 25, 26 that protrudes from the side surface 20, 22 of the cooling unit 3 and surrounds the pipe 14, 15 is provided on the side surface 20, 22 of the cooling unit 3.

Anti-MCAM Antibodies And Associated Methods Of Use

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140227292

Described herein are anti-MCAM antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof that are capable of inhibiting the interaction between MCAM and its ligand, a protein comprising a laminin -4 chain. These anti-MCAM antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof may be useful for, for example, treating inflammatory conditions characterized by the infiltration of MCAM-expressing cells into a site of inflammation in the body.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CHARITABLE DONATIONS

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229397

A computer-implemented method of facilitating charitable donations using a smart device comprises receiving a transaction amount, assigning the transaction amount into a transaction category, retrieving a donation amount associated with the transaction category, charging the transaction amount plus the donation amount to an account, transferring the transaction amount to complete the transaction, and transferring the donation amount into a donation accumulation account. Based on predefined criteria, a donation is made from the donation accumulation account to a second account which can be a charity account. In some embodiments the donation accumulation account is a virtual account. In some embodiments, a user provides customizable user preferences to the smart device.

STORAGE CONTROL DEVICE, STORAGE SYSTEM, AND STORAGE CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229688

A storage control device including an area control unit, an attribute control unit, and an access control unit. The area control unit determines one or more valid areas for each type of areas included in respective storage areas stored in two or more storage devices to generate a virtual storage having the valid areas as a storage area. The attribute control unit selects, as speed information of the virtual storage, a lowest value of minimum guaranteed speeds in reading and writing which are included among respective pieces of attribute information stored in the two or more storage devices, with reference to the respective pieces of the attribute information. The access control unit transmits information regarding the storage area of the virtual storage and the speed information to a host device that reads and writes data from/to the virtual storage.

Methods and Diets to Protect Against Chemotoxicity and Age Related Illnesses

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140227373

A method of improving longevity and/or alleviating a symptom of aging or preventing age related diseases is provided. The method includes a step in which the subject's average and type of daily protein intake, IGF-I, and IGFBP1 levels, and risk factors for overall mortality, cancer and diabetes are determined. With respect to protein consumption, the relative amounts of protein calories from animal and plant sources are determined. A periodic normal calorie or low calorie but low protein fasting mimicking diet with frequencies of every 2 weeks to 2 months is provided to the subject if the subject's average daily protein intake level and type and/or IGF-I levels, and/or IGFBP1 levels is identified as being greater or lower than a predetermined cutoff intake/level and if the subject is younger than a predetermined age. The method is also shown to alleviate symptoms of chemotoxicity.

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONTROLLED SWITCH OPERATING THE POWER SUPPLY OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140225554

A method for controlling a controlled switch operates a power supply of an electric motor from an AC voltage source. The method includes actuating closure of the controlled switch, an instant of actuation of which is dependent on a value characteristic of a value of an electric voltage across terminals of the controlled switch. A control device for such a controlled switch includes elements for implementing the method.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF RESOURCE CONSUMPTION AND / OR PRODUCTION

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140228993

A control apparatus comprises a user control for setting one or more parameters determining the resource consumption and/or production of future resource-consuming and/or producing events by a specific resource consuming and/or production device, the one or more parameters including a time period, longer than the length of each resource-consuming and/or producing event itself, during which the user allows that resource-consuming and/or producing event to take place, the future resource-consuming and/or producing events being associated with a user reward; and a display for displaying, to the user, (i) performance data indicating the predicted effect of setting the parameters on the performance of the resource consuming and/or producing device relative to one or more predetermined user requirements, so that the displayed performance data varies with variations in the one or more parameters set by the user control, and (ii) the user reward associated with at least currently selected parameters.

METABOLIC TRANSISTOR IN BACTERIA

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140227745

The disclosure relates to a metabolic transistor in bacteria where a competitive pathway is introduced to compete with a product pathway for available carbon so as to control the carbon flux in the bacteria.

WALL COVERING ELEMENT WITH DETECTION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140225867

At least partially transparent sheet-like covering element (2) provided with a detection system for the presence and/or characterization of an object or a material and associated further embodiments of the invention. The covering element is characterized in that it is fitted in front of or to the wall substrate of a wall of a building, substantially over the entire surface thereof, and the detection system (operating element, touch panel) operates according to the projected capacitive touchscreen principle and is provided or implemented such that it rests against the transparent sheet-like covering element on the rear side (wall side), as seen by the observer, and is provided or implemented in front of or in the wall substrate having the covering element. Uses are, for example, the control of devices and functions in operating theatres or other rooms.

POLYAMIDE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR WHEEL COVER

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140228492

Disclosed is a polyamide resin composition for a wheel cover, which has an excellent balance between rigidity and toughness, improved low temperature impact property, excellent heat resistance, and improved strength of the surface of the composition and the weld. In particular, the polyamide resin composition comprises a polyamide 6 resin, an ethylene-based copolymer, a styrene-based copolymer, a maleic anhydride grafted styrene, an imide-based copolymer, nano-minerals, and a phenolic heat-resistant material.

Systems and Methods of Performing Gain Control

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229170

A particular method includes determining, based on an inter-line spectral pair (LSP) spacing corresponding to an audio signal, that the audio signal includes a component corresponding to an artifact-generating condition. The method also includes, in response to determining that the audio signal includes the component, adjusting a gain parameter corresponding to the audio signal. For example, the gain parameter may be adjusted via gain attenuation and/or gain smoothing.

REMOTE SALES ASSISTANCE

Pub Date: 2014-08-14

Pub Number: US20140229308

A computer-implemented method is disclosed herein. The method includes the step of receiving, with a processing device of a commerce server, a help request signal from an augmented reality device worn by a consumer shopping in a retail store. The method also includes the step of determining, with the processing device, that the help request signal contains data indicative of a request for sales assistance. The method also includes the step of linking, with the processing device, the augmented reality device in communication with an electronic computing device physically remote from the augmented reality device. An operator of the electronic computing device is operable to assist the consumer.