||WO||WO/2014/165958 - METHODS FOR RECONSTRUCTING AN ENCODED VIDEO AT A BIT-DEPTH LOWER THAN AT WHICH IT WAS ENCODED||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000330||BLACKBERRY LIMITED||FLYNN, David|
Methods are provided for reconstructing d-bit samples from coefficients, in an encoded video bit- stream, that had been encoded based on source samples having a bit-depth D, where D > d. A residual process, including inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation processes, is applied to the coefficients to compute (D + 1)-bit residual samples. Then a prediction process, including (i) rounding and/or truncating intermediate samples and (ii) subsequently clipping intermediate samples, is applied to the residual samples to compute d-bit reconstructed samples.
||WO||WO/2014/165959 - METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION AMONGST AN ONLINE COMMUNITY OF USERS||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000334||TTAGIT SOCIAL NETWORKS INC.||AKIN, Leigh K|
A method of supporting communication amongst an online community of users with respect to remote third party web content is disclosed. The method involves receiving at a server a first subscriber message, storing in a database the first subscriber message, receiving at the server a second message, retrieving from the database stored subscriber messages, and sending a first set of the stored subscriber messages. In addition, a method of administering an accomplishment awarding game amongst an online community of users is disclosed which involves determining that the first subscribing user meets an accomplishment requirement, and storing in a database an accomplishment indicator in association with the first subscribing user, the accomplishment indicator indicating that the first subscribing user meets the accomplishment requirement. Other methods, apparatuses and systems relating to the above methods are also disclosed
||WO||WO/2014/165960 - METHODS FOR RECONSTRUCTING AN ENCODED VIDEO AT A BIT-DEPTH LOWER THAN AT WHICH IT WAS ENCODED||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000644||BLACKBERRY LIMITED||FLYNN, David|
Methods are provided for reconstructing d-bit samples from coefficients, in an encoded video bit- stream, that had been encoded based on source samples having a bit-depth D, where D > d. A residual process, including inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation processes, is applied to the coefficients to compute (d + l)-bit residual samples. Then a prediction process, including clipping intermediate samples, is applied to the residual samples to compute d-bit reconstructed samples.
||WO||WO/2014/165961 - POWER GENERATION BY CONVERTING LOW GRADE THERMAL ENERGY TO HYDROPOWER||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050611||HARIRI, Aliasghar||HARIRI, Aliasghar|
A low-grade heat power generation system method and devise characterized by converting an organic vapor pressure to a hydro fluid pressure for hydropower generation comprises an organic fluid circuit in thermal communication with a warm source and a cold source, as an organic vapor pressure supply, a vapor pressure to hydro pressure convertor unit comprises a plurality of pressure vessels in a direct conversion method and a reciprocating hydro pump in an indirect conversion method, where the pressurized organic vapor pressurizes a working hydro fluid, and a hydro fluid circuit, where the pressurized hydro fluid runs a hydro turbine to generate hydropower.
||WO||WO/2014/165979 - COMBINED RESPIRATION AND CARDIAC GATING FOR RADIOTHERAPY USING ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TECHNOLOGY||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/050139||BRITISH COLUMBIA CANCER AGENCY BRANCH||KOHLI, Kirpal|
A gating system uses measurements of electrical impedance of a subject to provide simultaneous gating for respiratory and cardiac motion. The gating is based on the change in bio impedance that occurs across trans-thoracic electrodes during breathing and cardiac motion. These quantities can be measured non-invasively in real time by transmitting a known low-amplitude and low- frequency current and measuring voltage drop across electrodes attached to the thorax. The gating signals may control delivery of radiation by a radiotherapy device or an imaging device.
||WO||WO/2014/165964 - HIGH HEEL SHOE INSERTS||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000310||GEORGESON, Virve Tuulikki||GEORGESON, Virve Tuulikki|
An insert for high-heeled footwear comprises a forefoot insert having a raised portion, and an arch insert having a generally concave base adapted to fit against the heel of the foot to prevent the foot from sliding forward. The forefoot insert and arch insert are placed in high-heeled footwear. The raised portion is adapted to fit under the three middle toes to prevent forward movement of the foot.
||WO||WO/2014/165968 - SILVER NANO-PARTICLES FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER OR INFECTIONS||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000327||NOBLE, Adam J.||NOBLE, Adam J.|
The present disclosure relates to the use of silver nano-particles for the treatment of cancer, viral infections and/or bacterial infections. The silver nano-particles can optionally be spherical, citrate-capped silver nano-particles.
||WO||WO/2014/165989 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SMALL AND LARGE FORMAT HISTOLOGY SAMPLE EXAMINATION||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/050354||WDI WISE DEVICE INC.||WEISS, Adam|
The disclosure is directed at a method and apparatus for small and large format histology examination. By providing a pair of networked processors and by linking one processor with a microscope, control of the microscope may be performed at a remote location. Further, by transmitting low magnification images, a reviewer may determining a region of interest before having a higher magnification image captured thereby reducing the data storage required for this histology examination.
||WO||WO/2014/165991 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING BUOYANT MEMBERS||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/050356||GREY ISLAND ENERGY INC.||LUNDRIGAN, Brian|
A method and system of connecting buoyant members of an Attenuator type Wave Energy Converter (WEC] for converting the energy of water waves to electricity. By coupling a joint between two buoyant members of the WEC into the hull of one of the members, removes the joint from the exposure of the elements, slowing down the wear and tear on the joint from wind, sun and water. Furthermore, any required repair of the joint occurs in the substantially dry hull of one of the members reducing the need for the repair to be conducted in water. The joint keeps the members linked during heave, roll and yaw forces placed on the linked members by the moving water.
||WO||WO/2014/165995 - TORREFACTION PROCESS||16.10.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/050364||DIACARBON TECHNOLOGIES INC.||RAUTIALINEN, Erkki|
A process for producing compacted torrefied biomass from pre-processed biomass. The process includes drying the pre-processed biomass in a dryer with heater exhaust gas from a heater, yielding dried biomass; torrefying the dried biomass with heat generated by the heater; compacting and pre-cooling the torrefied biomass in a cooling compactor and further cooling the compacted torrefied biomass in a cooling tunnel, yielding the compacted torrefied biomass.