Total 7851 patents for "2015-12-10"

HINGE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150354261

Hinge (1) for a door which covers at least in part a compartment, of the type comprising a fixed support (2) coupled to the compartment frame, and a mobile support (3) coupled to the door, wherein such mobile and fixed supports are at least rotatably constrained one to the other. The hinge also comprises means to impose a predefined law of motion to the mobile support with respect to the fixed support during opening and/or closing of the door and controlled motor means (5) for aiding opening and/or closing of the door applying a push and/or a pull force onto said mobile support with respect to the fixed one.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF WHOLE-GRAIN RICE POWDER AND WHOLE-GRAIN RICE POWDER OBTAINED BY THE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150351431

A method of obtaining whole-grain rice power with higher added value by using brown rice after GABA enriching treatment to unhulled rice, in which heated/humidified air is applied to the unhulled rice, treatment for enriching a GABA content contained in the unhulled rice is executed and then, the unhulled rice is dried to a predetermined moisture and subsequently, the unhulled rice is hulled to obtain brown rice, the brown rice is subjected to grain-sorting so as to extract immature rice, and the immature rice is milled to obtain the whole-grain rice powder, whereby a high added value can be given to immature rice which conventionally only had to be sold inexpensively.

FAULT DISCRIMINATION AND RESPONSIVE PROCESSING BASED ON DATA AND CONTEXT

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150351671

Systems and methods disclosed here provide ways to discriminate fault types encountered in analyte sensors and systems and further provide ways to process such discriminated faults responsively based on sensor data, clinical context information, and other data about the patient or patient's environment. The systems and methods thus employ clinical context in detecting and/or responding to errors or faults associated with an analyte sensor system, and discriminating the type of fault, and its root cause, particularly as fault dynamics can appear similar to the dynamics of physiological systems, emphasizing the importance of discriminating the fault and providing appropriate responsive processing. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods consider the context of the patient's health condition or state in determining how to respond to the fault.

CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150353091

A control device for a vehicle includes a control unit configured to: implement a first travelling mode of engaging a power connecting/disconnecting device at a time an accelerator opening is greater than a fully closed state and not greater than a first opening; implement a second travelling mode of releasing the power connecting/disconnecting device at a time the accelerator opening is greater than the first opening and smaller than a second opening; implement a third travelling mode of stopping a fuel supply to an engine with the power connecting/disconnecting device engaged at a time the accelerator opening is fully closed; and control an output of the engine so that a vehicle deceleration at a time of implementing the first travelling mode gradually changes.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356070

An information processing device includes a receiving unit, a computing unit, and a presenting unit. The receiving unit receives first information related to creation or distribution of a first document to be created used a template. The computing unit computes a degree of overlap between the first information and second information related to creation or distribution of a second document that was created using a template, the second information being extracted from storage that stores the second information. The presenting unit presents the degree of overlap computed by the computing unit in association with a template for creating the first document.

ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE IMPLANT AND A GRIPPING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING FOR FITTING THE IMPLANT OF AN ASSEMBLY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED TYPE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150351846

A kit includes: an implant having a distal end for inserting the implant into the body; and a gripper in the form of a hollow elongate body that is open at at least one end, that is slotted longitudinally, and made, at least partly, of an elastically-deformable material, the slot opening out into the axial cavity of the body, inside which the implant is suitable for insertion, with its distal end projecting from the distal end of the body. The kit includes at least one reception sheath for receiving the distal end of the implant in order to separate the implant from its gripper by moving the sheath and the gripper relative to each other in the direction that breaks the alignment between them, the sheath has a bearing seat against which the implant bears both when the implant is inserted in the sheath, and when separated from its gripper.

GROUP VIDEO GENERATING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356649

A group video generating system includes an application that is executed on each of multiple computing devices to generate a graphical user interface (GUI) that receives from each of a plurality of participants, a video segment including content directed toward a recipient. The application combines the video segment from each participant to form a group video, and transmits the group video to the recipient.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYZING DATASETS

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356163

Computer-implemented methods are provided for analyzing datasets. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a computing system may be configured to select a cluster from clusters partitioning the dataset. The clusters may include a subset of the dataset, and may be associated with a current medoid of the cluster and a current cost of the cluster. The computing system may determine a new cost of the selected cluster and a new medoid of the selected cluster based on a matrix with rows corresponding to data in a subset of the cluster. The columns may correspond to data in the dataset or only to data in the cluster. The computer system may replace the current medoid of the selected cluster with the new medoid of the selected cluster based on the new cost of the selected cluster. The computer system may output the cluster information to determine a structure of the dataset.

MAIZE INBRED PH1W9B

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150351358

A novel maize variety designated PH1W9B and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1W9B with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1W9B through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1W9B or a locus conversion of PH1W9B with another maize variety.

IMPROVED NISIN PRODUCTION PROCESS

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150353611

The present invention relates to fermentation processes. The objective of the invention was to provide methods for producing nisin containing ferments and formulating such ferments into preservatives. It was in particular an object of the present invention to provide improved processes for producing nisin containing ferments by simple and efficient (batch) culturing and allowing for simple down-stream processing either into a liquid, semi-liquid or a dry powder product, having sufficient nisin content and stability, good handling properties and satisfactory organoleptic properties. Such processes are provided, as well as the products that can be obtained with it and their use.

COMPOSITIONS FOR LABELING NERVES AND METHODS OF USE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150353604

The present invention provides methods for guiding preservation of neurons or nerves during surgery by administering a fluorescently-labeled peptide that associates with (e.g., specifically binds to) the neurons or nerves. The invention further provides targeting molecules of fluorescently-labeled peptides or aptamers that associate with (e.g., specifically bind to) neurons or nerves and for compositions thereof.

DESTINATION ADDRESS REWRITING TO BLOCK PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150358279

Systems and methods for protecting a network including providing a mapping between internal addresses as seen by devices of the protected network and external addresses; providing devices with a mapped address for a destination in response to a lookup request; rewriting, at a gateway, destination addresses of packets exiting the protected network based on the mapping; and rewriting, at the destination-network gateway, source addresses of packets entering the protected network based on the mapping. Embodiments include a gateway coupled to a protected network, an external network, and a name server. The name server, in response to a hostname lookup request, configured to provide a network device with the internal address; and the gateway with a mapping including the internal address, the addresses of the device, and the hostname. The gateway configured to rewrite destination addresses of outbound packets, and source addresses of inbound packets, based on the mapping.

RECORDING AND INDICATING PREFERENCES

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150358372

Recording a first user's preference for a content contribution submitted by a second user is disclosed. In response to only a single action taken by the first user interacting with a web page, an indication is received that a preference event occurred. The preference event is associated with the content contribution. Information associated with the first user's profile is updated. At least a portion of the web page is continued to be displayed to the user after receiving the preference event.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TIPPING AND REVIEW SERVICES VIA A MOBILE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356547

Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed towards the provision of tipping and reviews via mobile computing devices. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing systems and methods for the provision of tips to service providers through an instant and easy process whereby a tipper can utilize their mobile computing device to quickly identify the individual to be tipped and process a tip transaction via the same mobile computing device. Further embodiments of the present invention allow for the tipper to provide reviews and/or ratings of the tipped individual which may be utilized by other components of the system for a variety of purposes.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING OUTPUTS FROM MULTIPLE LiDAR SENSORS

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356454

A system and method for fusing the outputs from multiple LiDAR sensors. The method includes providing object files for objects detected by the sensors at a previous sample time, where the object files identify the position, orientation and velocity of the detected objects. The method also includes receiving a plurality of scan returns from objects detected in the field-of-view of the sensors at a current sample time and constructing a point cloud from the scan returns. The method then segments the scan points in the point cloud into predicted clusters, where each cluster initially identifies an object detected by the sensors. The method matches the predicted clusters with predicted object models generated from objects being tracked during the previous sample time. The method creates new object models, deletes dying object models and updates the object files based on the object models for the current sample time.

JOINT DEMODULATING AND DEMAPPING OF DIGITAL SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150358188

A method of joint demodulating and demapping of a digital signal includes receiving a first sequence of the digital signal. The digital signal has a pattern in which a norm of an ideal transmitted sequence of symbols for zero is equal to a norm of an ideal transmitted sequence of symbols for one. The method also includes defining a portion of the first sequence as a third sequence, determining, for each element of a set of the third sequence, one of a real part of a value or an imaginary part of the value of the element, calculating a value for a combination of the determined one of the real part of the value or the imaginary part of the value for the each element of the set, and setting a bit equal to one in response to the value for the combination being less than zero.

APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AUDIO SIGNAL FOR SOUND BAR AND METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356975

An audio signal processing apparatus and method for reproducing a sound field using a sound bar are disclosed, wherein the audio signal processing apparatus may include an audio signal output unit to process an input signal and output an N channel audio signal and a speak signal generator to generate an M channel speaker signal using an audio signal output position of each channel and the N channel audio signal.

SHARING GROUP NOTIFICATION

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150358484

A method, computer program product, and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes determining whether a shared balance threshold has been breached, and notifying a member of a sharing group, in response to a determination that the balance threshold has been breached. The shared balance threshold is for the sharing group, which includes a number of members.

THERMOSETTING POWDER COATING MATERIAL, AND COATED ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150353762

A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles that contain a core containing a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent, and a resin coating portion for coating a surface of the core, and of which a volume particle size distribution index GSDv is equal to or smaller than 1.50 and an average circularity is equal to or greater than 0.96.

SEAMLESS WEBBING LOOP OF ROCK CLIMBING QUICKDRAW

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150352407

A seamless webbing loop of a rock climbing quickdraw is disclosed in the disclosure, the webbing loop includes a winding yarn and a webbing. The winding yarn is an annular yarn formed by a single yarn that winds into circles or formed by a plurality of combined closed annular coils; the winding has an annular shape, and is provided with an opening on its radially inner face, where the opening is configured to receive the annular yarn, so that the annular yarn can be wrapped by the winding; and the webbing loop of rock climbing quickdraw is sewn with a stitching thread. The annular yarn formed by winding overcomes the defect of the seam between the abutted ends of a webbing in the prior art, thus making the webbing loop more strong and safe. The disclosure has simple processes and is strong, safe and durable, and is seamless after the webbing loop is sewn.

Refracturing an Already Fractured Borehole

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150354334

A well with existing perforations is re-fractured by positioning isolators at locations offset from the existing perforations and perforating through those isolators. The isolators are part of a bottom hole assembly that can be delivered on coiled or rigid tubing. The initial fractures can be straddled by the isolators with no mandrel openings between them to effectively isolate the existing perforations as new perforations take place through the isolators. The elements of the isolators can have internal gaps to allow for axial shifting after perforation that is thermally induced. The gaps assure remaining alignment with the new perforations despite some axial shifting. The bottom hole assembly can alternatively have an anchor to resist thermally induced forces that can cause axial shifting.

EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150354438

An exhaust heat recovery device of the present invention has: a first pipe through which exhaust from an engine flows; a second pipe that branches-off from the first pipe, and at which is disposed a heat recovery apparatus that carries out heat exchange with the exhaust and recovers exhaust heat; a valve member that adjusts an amount of flow of the exhaust that flows-in from the first pipe to the second pipe; and plural driving members that drive the valve member.

ELECTRONIC RECEIPT MANAGEMENT SERVER, MERCHANDISE SALES DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150356541

A server includes a communication unit and a processing unit. The communication unit is configured to receive electronic receipt data from a store server and a setting that indicates whether or not a mark representing that an electronic receipt has been stamped is to be overlaid on the electronic receipt to be displayed on a mobile computing device. The processing unit is configured to generate display data from the electronic receipt data according to the setting, and transmit the display data to a mobile computing device correlated to a user code included in the electronic receipt data. The display data generated by the processing unit includes a first portion corresponding to the display data of the electronic receipt, and, if the setting indicates that the mark is to be overlaid on the electronic receipt, also a second portion corresponding to the display data of the mark.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REGENERATION OF HARD TISSUES

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150352247

Bone graft compositions including bioactive glass scaffold and characterized in that the bioactive glass scaffold has a high compressive strength, is osteoconductive and osteostimulative and resorbs at a rate consistent with the formation of new bone are described. Also, methods of using the bone grafts for regeneration of hard tissues and, especially, for treating or correcting developmental dysplasia of the hip are provided.

COUPLING

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150354636

A coupling comprises: a pair of hubs including a first hub and a second hub, each having an inner end surface and a plurality of claws located on the inner end surface at intervals in a circumferential direction and projecting in an axial direction of the hub, the inner end surfaces of the first and second hubs being opposed to each other, each of the claws of the first hub being located in the gap between two adjacent claws of the second hub and each of the claws of the second hub being located in the gap between two adjacent claws of the first hub; and a rubber spacer located between the opposed inner end surfaces. A product of a damping ratio and a square root of a dynamic torsional spring constant of the coupling is 1.3 to 12.0.

COOLING PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150357222

A cooling processing apparatus includes: a processing vessel; an electrostatic chuck installed in the processing vessel, the electrostatic chuck having a mounting surface on which an object to be processed is mounted; a cooling mechanism configured to cool the electrostatic chuck; and a lamp heating device configured to remove moisture attached to the mounting surface. Further, a method for operating the cooling processing apparatus includes: decompressing the space in the processing vessel by using the exhaust device; removing the moisture attached to the mounting surface of the electrostatic chuck by using the lamp heating device; and cooling the electrostatic chuck by using the cooling mechanism after the removal of the moisture performed by the lamp heating device is terminated.

LANGMUIR PROBE

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150355243

A method of determining payload potential may include the steps of receiving data on a first bias voltage and a resulting first collected current of a first needle of a multi-needle Langmuir probe, receiving data on a second bias voltage and a resulting second collected current of a second needle of the multi-needle Langmuir probe, assigning a value for the electron temperature in which the multi-needle Langmuir probe was operating, and using the current and voltage data, the assigned electron temperature value and Langmuir probe theory to calculate the platform potential of the multi-needle Langmuir probe.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150355796

An information processing apparatus includes a screen, a receiving unit that receives an operation performed on the screen, a display that displays a document having multiple pages on the screen on a page-by-page basis, a processing mode changing unit that, upon detecting a predetermined first operation on the document displayed on the screen, changes from a first processing mode that moves one page at a time to a second processing mode that moves multiple pages, and a moving unit that, upon detecting a predetermined second operation in the second processing mode, moves multiple pages within the document. As the predetermined first operation, the processing mode changing unit detects continued detection of a first position where a drag operation has ended, or detects, while the first position is detected, an operation performed at a second position different from the first position.

METHOD FOR MONITORING UREA QUALITY OF AN SCR SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150354429

A method for monitoring urea concentration and quality in a urea solution stored in a tank of an SCR system. The system comprising a pump driven by a motor and the pressure of which is controlled by a controller. The method comprises the steps of:measuring a parameter value characteristic of the energy transmitted by the motor to the pump;determining a urea concentration value based upon the parameter value characteristic of the energy transmitted by the motor to the pump.

FUEL SYSTEM ICE AND DEBRIS SEPARATOR (IDS) WITH PARTIAL FILTER SCREEN AND TORTUROUS PATH

Pub Date: 2015-12-10

Pub Number: US20150352471

A filter includes an outlet from a container, the outlet transverse to said inlet and a filter screen within the container that partially surrounds the outlet. In a further embodiment of the foregoing embodiment, the filter screen prevents passage of particles greater in size than 40 to 6000 microns. In a further embodiment of any of the foregoing embodiments, the filter screen provides a pressure drop of less than 0.5 psi. In a further embodiment of any of the foregoing embodiments, the filter screen defines a tortuous path with a bypass there around. In a further embodiment of any of the foregoing embodiments, the filter screen is cylindrical and extends parallel to a length of said container.