Total 7913 patents for "2016-08-04"

REGULATORY SEQUENCES FOR EXPRESSING GENE PRODUCTS IN PLANT REPRODUCTIVE TISSUE

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160222402

Expression cassettes causing specific regulatory control of transgene expression in plants, wherein the expression cassettes include regulatory sequences from the MADS gene family for expression of recombinant gene products in the reproductive tissue of plants for the purpose of generating abiotic stress tolerant plants.

MOBILE DEVICE THAT MONITORS AN INDIVIDUALS ACTIVITIES, BEHAVIORS, HABITS OR HEALTH PARAMETERS

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160220198

A mobile device is provided that obtains monitored information about an individual. A display is coupled to a housing. A memory is coupled to a memory and one or more processing units (CPU's), a peripherals interface, a Network Systems circuitry and an input/output (I/O) subsystems. A system is included with one or more sensors that detects or measure an individual's activities.

EXTRACTION OF RESISTANCE ASSOCIATED WITH LATERALLY DIFFUSED DOPANT PROFILES IN CMOS DEVICES

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160225680

Various embodiments provide systems, computer program products and computer implemented methods. In some embodiments, a system includes a computer-implemented method of determining a laterally diffuse dopant profile in semiconductor structures by providing first and second semiconductor structures having plurality of gate array structures in a silicided region separated from each other by a first distance and second distance. A potential difference is applied across the plurality of gate array structures and resistances are determined. A linear-regression fit is performed on measured resistance versus the first distance and the second distance with an extrapolated x equals 0 and a y-intercept to determine a laterally diffused dopant-profile under the plurality of gate array structures based on a semiconductor device model.

SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160226114

This disclosure provides casings and materials for the thermal management and protection of an electrochemical cell. The casing may also comprise a composite polymeric material for electrochemical cell thermal management, the composite polymeric material comprising a crosslinked polyether polyol phase change material configured to be in physical contact with at least a portion of an electrochemical cell.

DISPLAY CONTROLLER FOR REDUCING DISPLAY NOISE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160225340

A display controller for reducing display noise includes a memory configured to store frame data including M-lines of data, where M is an integer of at least 2; a data size controller configured to variably adjust a size of data transmitted to the display device; and a display driving circuit configured to read data corresponding to the data size from the memory and transmit the data to the display device.

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM, IN-HOME DEVICE, RELAY APPARATUS, DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160223997

A remote control system (100) includes a home appliance (10) and a relay device (20, 30) for relaying transmission of an operation instruction for controlling the home appliance (10). The home appliance (10) includes a first detector for detecting a communication interruption on a first communication line (41, 42) for transmission of the operation instruction from the relay device (20, 30) to the home appliance (10), a receiver for receiving, from the relay device, an interruption signal indicating a communication interruption on a second communication line (42, 43) for transmitting the operation instruction from a communication device to the relay device (20, 30), and a state changer for changing a state of the home appliance in accordance with a duration of at least one of the communication interruption detected by the first detector or the communication interruption indicated by the interruption signal. The relay device (20, 30) includes a second detector for detecting the communication interruption on the second communication line (42, 43), and a transmitter for transmitting the interruption signal to the home appliance (10) when the communication interruption is detected by the second detector.

Quick Mount Detachable Antenna and Mounting

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160225268

An antenna system is disclosed. The antenna systems includes a base, a beam carried by the base, a global positioning system antenna carried near a first end of the beam, and a monopole antenna carried near a second end of the beam.

LOOP HANDLING IN A WORD-LEVEL NETLIST

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160224710

This application discloses an electronic design automation tool configured to identify combinational loops in a word-level netlist, and then modify the word-level netlist based on the presence of the combinational loops. The electronic design automation tool can analyze the word-level netlist to identify a portion of the word-level netlist having at least one characteristic associated with a combinational loop, translate the identified portion of the word-level netlist into a bit-level circuit representation, and utilize the bit-level circuit representation to determine whether the identified portion of the word-level netlist implements the combinational loop. The electronic design automation tool can modify the word-level netlist by replacing the identified combination loop in the word-level netlist with a description of a different circuit, such as a loop buffer, or annotate the presence of the identified combinational loop in the word-level netlist.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TARGETED VIDEOS TO USER

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160225023

A method and an apparatus for providing targeted videos are provided. The method comprises transmitting the videos to the user in accordance with the assigned priorities calculated by a matching result between at least one keyword of the browsing history of the user for at least one online shopping website and at least one keyword of the text information from the videos based on a commodity category list.

LAUNCH FIXTURE FOR OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160223753

A launch fixture for optical shape sensing (OSS) includes a first fixation device (172) configured to receive and secure an optical fiber. A fiber storage area (174) is configured to receive and maintain the optical fiber within specified dimensions. A second fixation device (180) is configured to receive and secure a flexible OSS enabled instrument. A launch region (176) is configured to receive and maintain the optical fiber in a known geometric configuration before entering the second fixation device. A feature (184) is provided for aligning and coupling to a launch fixture base, which is configured to secure the launch fixture.

TRANSIT LOGICAL SWITCH WITHIN LOGICAL ROUTER

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160226700

Some embodiments provide a method for handling failure at one of several peer centralized components of a logical router. At a first one of the peer centralized components of the logical router, the method detects that a second one of the peer centralized components has failed. In response to the detection, the method automatically identifies a network layer address of the failed second peer. The method assumes responsibility for data traffic to the failed peer by broadcasting a message on a logical switch that connects all of the peer centralized components and a distributed component of the logical router. The message instructs recipients to associate the identified network layer address with a data link layer address of the first peer centralized component.

ROLLER

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160223938

A roller (1) is provided, which is free from imaging failures even if being used as a developing roller, for example, in combination with a toner including highly spherical toner particles or a lower-melting-point toner. The roller (1) includes a tubular body made of a crosslinking product of a rubber composition containing a crosslinkable rubber component, and having a heat conductivity of 0.4 to 2.0 W/mK and a Type-A durometer hardness of 50 to 70.

VEHICLE LOWER PORTION STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160221615

At a vehicle lower portion structure S1, a first inclined portion 24 is formed at a rear end portion of a first undercover 20, and a second inclined portion 34 is formed at a front end portion of a second undercover 30. The second inclined portion 34 overlaps at least a portion of the first inclined portion 24 as seen in a vehicle plan view and a vehicle front view. An exhaust portion 40 is demarcated and formed by the first inclined portion 24 and the second inclined portion 34. An underfloor space UA and a space within an engine compartment 12 are communicated by the exhaust portion 40. Hot air within the engine compartment 12 can be made to flow via the exhaust portion 40 toward the underfloor space UA.

Methods for Assessing Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160222469

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for assessing the risk of a human female subject for developing breast cancer. In particular, the present disclosure relates to combining clinical risk assessment and genetic risk assessment to improve risk analysis.

Modular Headrest-Based Audio System

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160227335

An automobile audio system includes a signal processor configured to receive and process audio signals from a source and provide processed audio signals to an amplifier, a first headrest including a headrest speaker and coupled to a driver's seat, a first fixed speaker positioned near a left corner of the vehicle's cabin forward of the headrest, a second fixed speaker positioned near a right corner of the vehicle's cabin forward of the headrest, and a headrest accessory port located in a passenger's seat. The port is configured to connect the audio system to a second headrest speaker. The processor uses a first set of parameters for processing the received audio signals when the first headrest speaker is connected and the second headrest speaker is not connected, and a second set of parameters for processing the received audio signals when both the first and second headrest speaker are connected.

Steering Unit

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160221603

The invention relates to a steering unit, in particular for commercial vehicles, including an arm and a support element. The support element includes a support region and a support-side engagement region and comprises as a single piece, and the arm has an arm-side engagement region. A first engaging structure is provided on the arm-side engagement region, the engaging structure being attachable to a second engaging structure located on the support-side engagement region, and the support region includes a securing portion that fixes an air spring bellows and a rolling surface.

MONITORING CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160227299

A monitoring control system sequentially processing data collected from various data sources to find a possible phenomenon, producing an appropriate action for the found change or phenomenon, and outputting control information for causing a system to perform a notification or predetermined control. The monitoring control system includes a phenomenon detecting section configured to detect a phenomenon leading to a particular result from contiguous data received from data sources serving as data transmission element based on detecting rule definition data previously specifying a change attribute of contiguous time-series data pieces for each phenomenon leading to a particular result, and a determination section configured to extract action information associated with the particular result detected by the phenomenon detecting section to produce an event for a predetermined system based on action definition data previously specifying action information for each particular result.

Electrohydraulic Vehicle Brake System Having an Electromechanical Actuator and Method for Operating the Brake System

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160221554

An electrohydraulic vehicle brake system includes an electromechanical actuator for actuating at least one hydraulic piston to build hydraulic pressure at wheel brakes. The brake system provides a set of electrically activatable valve arrangements having a first valve arrangement between a cylinder accommodating the at least one hydraulic piston and each of the wheel brakes, and at least one second valve arrangement between a receptacle device for hydraulic fluid and at least one of the wheel brakes. The second valve arrangement is provided in parallel with the first valve arrangement which is associated with the same wheel brake as the second valve arrangement. A control device or system activates the first valve arrangements and the electromechanical actuator, in order to build up a hydraulic pressure at at least one of the wheel brakes and via the opened first valve arrangement associated with that wheel brake and to reduce a built-up hydraulic pressure via the opened first valve arrangement. The activation of the first valve arrangements can take place in a time multiplex operation.

METHOD, APPARATUS AND MACHINE READABLE MEDIUM FOR TRAFFIC ENGINEERING IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK HAVING QUALITY OF SERVICE FLOWS AND BEST EFFORT FLOWS

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160226774

The present disclosure provides a method, apparatus and machine readable medium for traffic engineering in a communications network having Quality of Service (QoS) flows and Best Effort (BE) flows. Traffic engineering in a mixed traffic scenario is a multi-objective optimization (MOO) problem having a solution which involves trade-offs between QoS performance objectives and BE performance objectives. In one embodiment of the method, jointly optimized paths and respective flow allocations for each of the QoS flows and BE flows are determined. At least one network component in the communications network are notified of the jointly optimized paths and respective flow allocations for each of the QoS flows and BE flows.

PAPER SHEET AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160225215

A paper sheet authentication apparatus determines the type of the paper sheet by using a characteristic other than a fluorescent light characteristic, sequentially emits excitation lights of different wavelengths on the paper sheet, measures an intensity of light per wavelength within a predetermined range emitted by a fluorescent material applied to the paper sheet, and acquires fluorescent light characteristic data as the result. The paper sheet authentication apparatus performs the authentication of the paper sheet by using fluorescent light characteristic data of a genuine paper sheet previously stored per type of the paper sheet or a threshold calculated therefrom and the acquired fluorescent light characteristic data.

INTERACTIVE SYSTEM, REMOTE CONTROLLER AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160225133

There is provided an interactive system, which includes a remote controller. The remote controller is equipped with a camera to capture an operating frame having a user image and a background image therein; and a processing unit to analyze the operating frame to identify a user image section and a background image section within the operating frame corresponding to the user image and the background image respectively, wherein the processing unit generates a movement information of the remote controller according to intensity distributions of the user image section and the background image section.

A METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOSTRUCTURED CARBON MATERIAL BASED ON CARBON BLACK

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160222216

A method for producing nanostructured carbon material, including (a) combusting hydrocarbon fuel in an oxygen-enriched environment to produce combustion products having a temperature of 1,000-3,150 C.; (b) forming a postcombustion gas stream having a velocity of 40-800 m/s; (c) forming a working mixture by introducing hydrocarbon feedstock and a catalyst precursor for carbon nanostructures growth into the postcombustion gas stream; (d) introducing the working mixture into a reaction zone, wherein the reaction zone is maintained at a temperature of 900-2,300 C., and wherein the catalyst precursor is decomposed into catalyst particles, while the hydrocarbon feedstock is decomposed to form carbon nanostructures and gaseous products; and (e) separating carbon nanostructures from the gaseous products of the decomposition of hydrocarbon feedstock.

PROVIDING ACCESS TO MESSAGE HEADERS

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160224646

Method and system are provided for providing access to string-based message headers in network protocol messages. The method includes: converting header names into canonical form, wherein a canonical key represents at least one equivalent header name, and wherein a canonical key has a string and an integer value; providing a mapping between the header names and the canonical keys; and searching for a header name using the canonical key by sequential search using integer comparison.

CAUSATIVE AGENTS AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS RELATING TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160222436

Methods, reagents and compositions thereof for predicting RA onset in susceptible individuals, diagnosing RA onset, and/or evaluating efficacy of a therapeutic regimen for treating RA are described herein. Determining the amount of a particular bacterial species comprising SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, or SEQ ID NO: 3 (SEQ ID NO: 1+bacteria) serves as a biomarker for the above indications.

TECHNIQUES FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES FOR COMMUNICATION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160226791

Techniques for allocating resources for communication in a communication network are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for allocating resources for communication in a communication network comprising receiving a request for a session associated with a mobile device from a mobility management device, wherein the request comprises a group identifier identifying a group of communication sessions in which the requested session is a member; receiving the service plan associated with the group of communication sessions; allocating shared resources to the group of communication sessions in accordance with the service plan; and sending a response to the mobility management device, indicating that the requested session has been established for the mobile device.

CHARGING SYSTEM OF IN-VEHICLE BATTERY AND CHARGING METHOD OF IN-VEHICLE BATTERY

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160221455

A charging system of an in-vehicle battery (11) is configured to charge the in-vehicle battery with an external charging device (30) capable of performing quick charging. The charging system includes a rainfall information acquiring unit and a controller (15). The rainfall information acquiring unit is configured to acquire rainfall information that is information indicating whether it is raining. The controller is configured to control a charging mode of the in-vehicle battery with the external charging device. Furthermore, the controller is configured to inhibit performing of the quick charging or to reduce an amount of charging current in the quick charging based on the rainfall information, which indicates that it is raining, acquired by the rainfall information acquiring unit.

Work And Storage Table

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160221176

A tool support table having a support frame having opposed sides. A two sided work top mounted between the opposed sides of the support frame for rotation with respect to the support frame. The work top has a flat surface on one side and a tool support surface on the opposite side. The work top is rotatable with respect to the support frame to expose the flat surface or the tool support surface. The tool support table is generally cuboid shaped. The tool support table also includes a unique universal tool mount.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160223853

A conductive film stuck to a transparent conductive film of a liquid crystal panel is protruded along a display surface and the protruded part is formed as non-adhesive so that the protruded part is not stuck to the members other than the liquid crystal panel. The protruded part contacts with a conductor on the front frame side so as to electrically connect the transparent conductive film of the liquid crystal panel and the front frame. When the liquid crystal panel moves, the conductive film can move in a direction in parallel to the display surface by following the liquid crystal panel, which prevents deterioration of the conductive film. Therefore, no excessive force works on the stuck part between the transparent conductive film and the conductive film. It solves the exfoliation issue of the conductive film, and the transparent conductive film can be electrically connected to the front frame stably.

URINE BACKSPLASH DEVICE

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160222642

A device that mitigates urine backsplash in most types of conventional urinals. The device includes low-impact angled plates (or fins) to facilitate deflection and mitigate splash back from urine streams. In an aspect, a plurality of flexible or rigid plates are angled towards a user (e.g., sixty degrees), which allows for the urine stream to plane or glide across the respective plate surfaces and not splash back on the user.

DOOR SASH

Pub Date: 2016-08-04

Pub Number: US20160221422

A door sash joined to a door body in a simple manner is provided. A door sash includes a design part, a tubular part, and a connection part. The connection part includes a first connection part continuous to the design part, a second connection part continuous to the tubular part, and a stepped part between the first connection part and the second connection part. The second connection part is closer to the inner side of the door opening than the first connection part. A vicinity of one end of the plate material in a cross section view includes an overlapping part forming a closed cross section by overlapping on the second connection part from the outside. The surface of the overlapping part is closer to the inner side of the door opening than the surface of the first connection part or flush with the surface of the first connection part.