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Use of the occupancy rate of areas or buildings to simulate the flow of
Method and apparatus are described for calculating a route for at least one object inside a predefined area or building. A suitable sensor system is used to...
Electrical isolation device
An isolation device is fitted to a mains electrical supply for a hydrocarbon burning appliance and is adapted to operate in response to an audible alarm signal...
Lamp holder and lamp socket and system with lamp holder and lamp socket
and method for supporting a lamp socket...
A lamp socket including socket contacts for electrically contacting lamp holder contacts, the lamp socket including a mounting dome that is insertable into a...
Bi-field solar geothermal system
A bi-field solar geothermal system and method. A ground source geothermal heat pump system comprises two discrete hot and cold loops operated in conjunction...
Methods and apparatus for drywall tools
The present invention is directed generally to building tools that are high quality, durable, and in some case lightweight. For example, a mastic flat box may...
Expandable, modular information technology building infrastructure with
removable exterior expansion wall
An Expandable Modular Information Technology (IT) Building Infrastructure (EMITBI) supports a large-scale modularly-constructed information handling system...
A column shoe for securing building elements of concrete such as concrete columns to a base is provided. The column shoe includes a bolt housing, wherein the...
Ground improvement method
There is provided a method that achieves ground reinforcement, a rise of ground surface level, and ground surface flattening, and so forth even on ground free...
PLA-containing materials, and building components containing such materials, include: polylactic acid (PLA); one or more inorganic pigments; and one or more...
Polyurethane composite materials
Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite...
Method and apparatus for building three-dimensional MEMS elements
The disclosure generally relates to method and apparatus for forming three-dimensional MEMS. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a method of...
Modular equipment center distributed primary power architecture
A plurality of modular equipment centers (MECs) spatially distributed throughout a vehicle servicing equipment loads. Each MEC independently provides localized...
Building construction material with high solar reflectivity
A coating composition for granular roofing has a liquid phase, such as a water, vinyl copolymer or a modified acrylic, and a material with high reflectance,...
Variable-diameter mixed assembly drum for manufacturing a tire comprising
Variable-diameter tire-building drum intended for the manufacture of a green tire having a generally cylindrical receiving surface formed of radially mobile...
Method of making fasteners by three-dimensional printing
A fastener is provided. In another aspect, a fastener is made of layers of material, a light curable material and/or multiple built-up materials. Another aspect...
Method for fabricating thermoplastic composite parts
A fabrication method of forming thermoplastic composite laminate parts with tailored and varying thickness in a continuous process. Automated equipment or hand...
Cycling ultra-thin channel filtration
A cycling ultra-thin channel filtration (cUTF) method, system and module are disclosed for concentration and purification of biomolecules. In one embodiment, a...
Particulate air pollution control
A system for large-scale, distributed remediation of particulate air pollution using existing building HVAC cooling towers is described herein. The system...
Systems and/or methods for stock portfolio based competitive simulations
The exemplary embodiments described herein relate to systems and/or methods for competitive simulations and, more particularly, to systems and/or methods in...
Expandable, modular information technology facility with modularly
An Expandable Modular Information Technology (EMIT) Facility (EMITF) includes: an EMIT Building Infrastructure (EMITBI) having an initial enclosure that...
Region-based route discovery in reactive routing networks
In one embodiment, a region anchor node may receive a unicasted route request (RREQ) for a target node. The region anchor node may then flood the RREQ to a...
Method and system for automatically providing alternate network access for
A communications unit is provided that can be coupled to a building's telecommunication wiring to provide an automated mechanism for isolating the building's...
Multi-phone programming application
Automated provisioning of radiotelephone handsets at a fulfillment center and automated quality assurance uses a computer database of specifications for...
Systems and methods of managed script execution
Systems and methods of virtual world interaction, operation, implementation, instantiation, creation, and other functions related to virtual worlds (note that...
Limiting MAC address learning on access network switches
A LAN includes a CORE switch, some number of TOR switches, each linked to the CORE switch, and each of the TOR switches are linked directly to some number of...
Chemical sensor with multiple sensor cells
In a method for manufacturing a chemical sensor with multiple sensor cells, a substrate is provided and an expansion inhibitor is applied to the substrate for...
Systems and methods of automated arming and disarming of a security system
Systems and methods of security are provided, including at least one of a plurality of sensors to detect a location of at least one user, and generate detection...
Image database constructing method and device using the same
Disclosed is a device for constructing image database, including: an image input unit for receiving an image; and a building identification unit configured to...
Offline location-based consumer metrics using online signals
A business monitoring system is described herein that brings together the previously separate worlds of social media and offline secret shopper and similar...
Method for predicting machining quality of machine tool
A virtual metrology based method for predicting machining quality of a machine tool is provided. In this method, each product accuracy item is correlated with...
Detecting appliances in a building from coarse grained meter data with
Detecting appliance in a building, in one aspect, may comprise receiving meter data associated with energy consumption, the meter data comprising at least...
System and method for realizing a building using automated building
massing configuration generation
Computer based methods and systems for evaluating different building designs are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method involves generating a first set of...
Cognitive information security using a behavioral recognition system
Embodiments presented herein describe a method for processing streams of data of one or more networked computer systems. According to one embodiment of the...
System and method for developing an application
In some aspects, the present embodiments provide a system, server, and computing device for building and modifying a user interface of an application executable...
Method of predicting the energy consumption of a building
Disclosed is a method for forecasting the energy consumption of a building, taking into account the heat exchanges from received solar radiation and/or heat...
Integrated building display and shading system
An integrated building display and shading system formed of a plurality of exterior building panels arranged in an array, each exterior building panel...
Anti-reflecting covering structure with a diffraction grating using
A diffractive device for fitting to a facade of a building, or to any other reflective wall, exposed to electromagnetic radiation emitted by a source located at...
Positioning apparatus and method for vehicle
Provided are positioning apparatuses and methods. One positioning method includes receiving satellite signals transmitted from satellites and capturing an image...
Consumption breakdown monitoring through power state sensing
Systems and methods are provided for estimating power breakdowns for a set of one or more appliances inside a building by exploiting a small number of power...
Methods and systems for cooling buildings with large heat loads using
A system for providing cooling to a building includes a cooling tower for transferring waste heat from the building to the atmosphere and a liquid desiccant...
Fastening system, in particular for components of photovoltaic systems
A fastening system, in particular for components of photovoltaic systems, preferably on roof surfaces of buildings, includes providing a support surface (1) and...
Make-up air system and method
Embodiments of the invention provide a system capable of reducing negative pressure. The system includes a make-up air system that can be configured and...
Alternative hydroelectric power plant
Alternative hydroelectric power plant uses a volume of water necessary for operation in a closed circuit. Hydroelectric power plant consists of a structure for...
Concrete deck with lateral force resisting system
Embodiments of a deck assembly module for a steel framed building include a modular concrete deck platform. The modular concrete deck platform includes a...
The present invention relates to a thermally-responsive film that may, for example, be affixed to an exterior surface of a building to help control its...
Building with rotating housings
A building with rotating housings has a main structure and multiple housing units. The main structure has a structure body, a housing track extending spirally...
Gusset plate connection in bearing of beam to column
A beam to column joint connection structure of a building framework has a column assembly and a beam assembly. The column assembly includes a column, a pair of...
Compositions and methods for inducing myoblast differentiation and myotube
Provided herein are methods of inducing differentiation of a mammalian myoblast into a mammalian myocyte that include contacting a mammalian myoblast with an...
Method for producing xerogel composites
The invention relates to a process for producing xerogel composites, which comprises: (a) provision of a composition comprising an organic gel precursor (A)...
Powdered thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer composition for slush molding
The present invention relates to a thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer composition in powder form comprising an olefin block copolymer and optionally a high...