||WO||WO/2014/110642 - IMAGE FRAMES MULTIPLEXING METHOD AND SYSTEM||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000028||IMAX CORPORATION||TAN, Weining|
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a method of encoding image frames into a multiplexed frame, and a corresponding method of decoding the multiplexed frame. The encoding method includes modifying image frames to generate corresponding processed frames, and generating masking data that indicates how an output frame can be produced from one of the processed frames and another of the processed frames. The processed frames and the masking data can be combined to form a multiplexed frame. The decoding method includes receiving a multiplexed frame containing processed frames and masking data, and unpacking the multiplexed frame to identify the processed frames and the masking data. Once unpacked, an output frame can be generated from the processed frames by combining one of the processed frames with another of the processed frames according to the masking data.
||WO||WO/2014/110653 - SECURITY CAMERA HAVING DUAL COMMUNICATION PORTS||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050059||AVIGILON CORPORATION||NEUFELD, Michael|
The present disclosure is directed at a security camera having dual communication ports. The camera includes a camera body mountable to a mounting surface and comprising an aperture, a lens, an imager, primary communication circuitry comprising a primary communication port accessible from outside the camera body, secondary communication circuitry comprising a secondary communication port accessible from outside the camera body, and control and processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the imager and to the primary and secondary communication circuitry. The primary communication port is on one side of the mounting when the camera body is mounted and the secondary communication port and the aperture are on an opposing side of the mounting surface when the camera body is mounted. A digital communication signal is sent to the secondary communication port when the secondary communication port is coupled to an active link.
||WO||WO/2014/110654 - IMAGING APPARATUS WITH SCENE ADAPTIVE AUTO EXPOSURE COMPENSATION||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050060||AVIGILON CORPORATION||AFROOZE, Sina|
A method adjusts an auto exposure target in an auto-exposure operation on a sequence of images, such as a sequence of infrared images. The method comprises: obtaining a histogram of at least one of the images; applying a weighted histogram table to the histogram to obtain weighted histogram bins wherein at least some bins in the histogram containing saturated pixels are assigned a higher weighting value and at least some bins in the histogram containing unsaturated pixels are assigned a lower weighting value, and summing the weighted histogram bins to obtain a saturation score and decreasing an auto exposure target for an auto exposure operation when the saturation score exceeds a first threshold value, and increasing the auto-exposure target when the saturation score is below the first threshold value and the image is underexposed.
||WO||WO/2014/110652 - CONTEXT DETERMINATION FOR ENTROPY CODING OF RUN-LENGTH ENCODED TRANSFORM COEFFICIENTS||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050021||BLACKBERRY LIMITED||HE, Dake|
Methods and devices for encoding and decoding video using mode-dependent context determination in the case of level-run pair coding of transform coefficients are described. Intra-coding modes may be grouped into classes and each class may be associated with a partitioning of a coefficient group into regions. The region in which a coefficient falls determines, in part, the context selected for encoding bins associated with that coefficient, including a level, if the coefficient is non-zero, and a run if the coefficient correspond to the bin of a binarized run value.
||WO||WO/2014/110646 - COOKING UNIT AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000143||SENSIO INC.||COBLENTZ, Jamie|
An assembly of cooking units includes a first cooking unit having a top surface and first and second side surfaces. The top surface includes an area adapted to receive a cooking device. A first portion of an electrical connector is disposed on the first side surface. A second cooking unit has a top surface and first and second side surfaces. The top surface includes an area adapted to receive a cooking device. A second portion of the electrical connector is disposed on the second side surface. The second portion of the electrical connector is connectable to the first portion of the connector. When in operation, the electrical connector conducts electricity between the first and second cooking units. A first cooking unit of an assembly including at least the first cooking unit and a second cooking unit is also provided.
||WO||WO/2014/110644 - CATALYTIC DEPOLYMERISATION OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000041||GREENMANTRA RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.||KUMAR, Anil|
A process for converting a molten polymeric material is provided. The process includes effecting disposition of a molten polymeric material, having at least one carbon-carbon double bond, in sufficient proximity to a catalyst material within a reaction zone, to effect a reactive process that effects generation of a reaction product. The reactive process effects cleaving of at least one carbon-carbon double bond. The catalyst material includes [Fe-Cu-Mo-P]/Al203 prepared by binding a ferrous-copper complex to an elumina support to generate an intermediate material, and reacting the intermediate material with heteropolyacid.
||WO||WO/2014/110645 - AN OSTOMY BAG AND DISPOSABLE OSTOMY BAG LINER APPARATUS THEREFOR||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000051||COLO-MAJIC ENTERPRISES LTD.||WOLRICH, Douglas, H.|
A disposable ostomy bag liner apparatus employs first and second sheet portions of film material. Each sheet has first and second side edge portions a bottom edge portion and a top edge portion. The top edge portions are disposed generally flat against each other and define a top portion having an open top edge. The first side edge portions are secured together to form a first side edge, the second side edge portions are secured together to form a second side edge and the bottom edge portions are secured together to form a bottom edge. The first, second, top and bottom edges define a water-tight bag having an opening between the top edge portions. The first and second side edges and each have a narrowed connector area, extending from a side of the top edge defining a connector portion of the apparatus and a curved body-defining area, between the narrowed connector area, and a side of the bottom edge for defining a body portion of the apparatus. The top edge includes open first and second straight edges extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the bag and an open curved top edge extending between the first and second straight edges, to define first and second flange portions, in the first and second sheet portions, respectively, for connecting the bag to an ostomy bag coupling of an ostomy bag.
||WO||WO/2014/110655 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AN INFRARED ILLUMINATION BEAM WITH A VARIABLE ILLUMINATION PATTERN||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050061||AVIGILON CORPORATION||AFROOZE, Sina|
A method for generating an infrared (IR) beam for illuminating a scene to be imaged comprises providing at least two IR emitters, including a first IR emitter operable to emit a wide beam component of the IR beam, and a second IR emitter operable to emit a narrow beam component of the IR beam, wherein the wide beam component has a linear profile that has a lower standard deviation than a linear profile of the narrow beam component. The method also comprises selecting a desired linear profile for the IR beam, and selecting a power ratio of power directed to the first IR emitter and power directed to the second IR emitter that produces the IR beam with the desired linear profile when the narrow beam component and wide beam component are combined; and directing power to the first and second IR emitters at the selected power ratio to generate the wide and narrow beam components, and combining the generated wide and narrow beam components to produce the IR beam.
||WO||WO/2014/110656 - INCREASING MUSCULAR VOLUME IN A HUMAN USING HYALURONIC ACID||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050307||HAGEL, Jeffrey||HAGEL, Jeffrey|
A method for increasing muscular volume of a muscle in a human is provided. The method comprises injecting a composition comprising hyaluronic acid (HA) into one or more than one location of a muscle, thereby increasing the muscular volume as compared to before the injection. The muscle may be an arm, leg, chest, back or buttock muscle, or any other desired muscle. A method for altering a contour of a muscle in a human is also provided, which comprises obtaining an image of the contour of the muscle, determining a new contour, injecting an HA composition into one or more than one location of the muscle to obtain the new contour, thereby altering the contour as compared to before the injection. A use of a composition comprising HA for increasing muscular volume of a muscle in a human is also provided, where the composition is for injection into muscle.
||WO||WO/2014/110647 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO PRIVACY IN LOCATION BASED MOBILE APPLICATIONS||24.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000973||KLOTZ, Christopher||KLOTZ, Christopher|
Many consumer electronic devices today provide highly accurate geo-location information on the user of the electronic device. In many instances users are enticed by the benefits of the geo-location aspects of the service(s) or application(s) being offered to them without considering the drawbacks in terms of privacy etc. Accordingly, it would be beneficial to provide users of social network (social media) applications as well as other software applications, software systems, electronic devices etc. with options to adjust the level of privacy they have from the geo-location perspective much like they expect privacy in other aspects of their daily life, both electronic and otherwise.