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Real-time approval and execution of data exchanges between computing systems

The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that perform operations that initiate, approve, and execute exchanges of data between network-connected systems, apparatuses, and devices in a computing environment. For example, a network-connected apparatus may receive, from a network-connected terminal device, data specifying an exchange of data initiated at the terminal device. ... The Toro Company

Protein detection method

Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a target analyte in a sample with electrodes, comprising a linker and an antibody attached to the linker, and measuring an electrocatalytic signal changes generated by binding of an analyte in the sample to the antibody. Also disclosed herein are kits for electrochemical detection of protein analytes.. ... The Toro Company

Method and kits for converting a two seat utility vehicle to a four seat configuration and for providing an extended bed thereon

Chitosan nanoparticles are provided for use in the in vivo treatment of connective tissues in root canal therapies. The nanoparticles are optionally linked with one or more photoactivatable compounds for providing antibactenal/antibiofilm properties, neutralizing bacterial byproducts and/or chemical/photodynamic crosslinking to achieve enhanced mechanical properties, chemical stability in connective tissues and/or to improve surface/interfacial integrity between filling material and connective tissue.. A utility vehicle has a frame that is separable at a location passing through an operator compartment of the vehicle into front and rear sections with the seat base and seat assembly of the operator compartment remaining with the rear section and the rest of the operator compartment remaining with the front section. A seat extension kit is provided having a frame extension, a seat module, and a floorboard module that may be inserted between the split front and rear sections with the frame extension being fastened to such sections using pre-existing fastener holes in the vehicle frame and the frame extension. ... The Toro Company

Compositions, methods, and plant genes for the improved production of fermentable sugars for biofuel production

Described herein are compositions comprising at least one auxin transport inhibitor for pre-treating a plant or seed to increase saccharification, or saccharide release by hydrolysis, the at least one auxin transport inhibitor being in an amount effective to increase sugar release from a plant tissue by hydrolysis. Also described are plant mutations, and methods to screen for such plant mutations, having an improved sugar release phenotype. ... The Toro Company

Bioprobes and methods of use thereof

Disclosed are biomolecule based bioprobes that exhibit improved water solubility and mono layer-forming properties with substantially little or no aggregation that can appreciably interfere with binding of the bioprobes to a target nucleotide. The bioprobes may be used in conjunction with a suitable reporter system to detect very small quantities of biological markers. ... The Toro Company

Sprinkler assembly

The present invention includes an improved sprinkler design having a magnetic sensing system for determining the position of the riser nozzle, a waterproofed motor housing and related cables, configurable sprinkler body compartments, and a pilot valve with a check valve assembly, both of which are located within the sprinkler body.. . ... The Toro Company

Asynchronous cryptogram-based authentication processes

The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented devices and processes that asynchronously authenticate data. For example, a network-connected device may obtain data identifying a product, and obtain cryptographic data from an executed application through a programmatic interface. ... The Toro Company

Systems and methods for authenticating user identity based on user defined image data

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that facilitate two-factor authentication of a user based on a user-defined image and information identifying portions of the image sequentially selected by the user. In one aspect, a communications device presents a first digital image of a first user on a touchscreen display. ... The Toro Company

Adiabatic polarization rotator combiner

A system may include a polarization rotator combiner. The polarization rotator combiner may include a first stage, a second stage, and a third stage. ... The Toro Company

Adiabatic polarization rotator-splitter

Various polarization rotator splitter (prs) configurations are disclosed. In an example embodiment, a system includes a prs that includes a silicon nitride (sin) rib waveguide core that includes a rib and a ridge that extends vertically above the rib, the sin rib waveguide core having a total height hsin from a bottom of the rib to a top of the ridge, a rib height hrib from the bottom of the rib to a top of the rib, a rib width wrib, and a top width wsin of the ridge. ... The Toro Company

Automatic performance of parameter-based operations in trusted network environments

The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that facilitate an initiation and a performance of one or more trustless transactions between counterparty devices operating within a trusted, secure computer-networking environment. For example, an apparatus may receive, through a touchscreen display unit, first data that identifies a session identifier associated with a transaction session, and may determine a validity of the session identifier based on the received first data. ... The Toro Company

System and method for classifying and segmenting microscopy images with deep multiple instance learning

Systems and methods that receive as input microscopy images, extract features, and apply layers of processing units to compute one or more set of cellular phenotype features, corresponding to cellular densities and/or fluorescence measured under different conditions. The system is a neural network architecture having a convolutional neural network followed by a multiple instance learning (mil) pooling layer. ... The Toro Company

Data-aggregating graphical user interfaces

The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented devices and processes that generate, present, and manipulate data-aggregating graphical user interfaces. For example, a network-connected device may generate a first interface element representative of an obligation and may display, through a display unit, an graphical user interface that includes the first interface element and a plurality of second interface elements representative of time periods available for resolving the obligation. ... The Toro Company

Method for treating a patient having a pelvic floor dysfunction or overactive bladder disorder

A method to treat a patient having a pelvic floor dysfunction or overactive bladder disorder by establishing a neurostimulator having a processor and an electrical signal generator to generate a stimulation signal. The processor is set to one or more parameters effective in the treating of the patient's pelvic disorder or dysfunction including overactive bladder disorder when the stimulation signal is applied to a saphenous nerve of the patient. ... The Toro Company

05/10/18 / #20180127701

Apparatus and method for high-fidelity podocyte cultivation

An apparatus for cultivation of cells, particularly podocytes, is described. The apparatus includes a cell cultivation surface exhibiting at least one feature providing a non-planar microtopology. ... The Toro Company

05/03/18 / #20180123341

Multi-port converter structure for dc/dc power conversion

A module for interconnecting a pair of dc sources or a pair of dc loads into a dc bus includes: a first port for each source or load; a switching cell for each first port, each cell having a pair of terminals and a switching node; a second port operatively connected to the dc bus and having a pair of terminals, one of the pair of terminals of the second port being connected to one of the terminals of one of the cells and the other of the pair of terminals of the second port being connected to one of the terminals of the other of the cells; and a filter inductor connected between the switching nodes of the cells. Systems including the module and methods utilizing the system are also disclosed.. ... The Toro Company

04/19/18 / #20180107372

System and method to perform a numerical input using a continuous swipe gesture

There is provided a gesture-based gui (system, method, etc.) to facilitate input of numerical data using a continuous swipe gesture. A gesture-based i/o device displays a gui presenting a gross number and a gross number control to initially define a specific number for further defining with specificity. ... The Toro Company

04/19/18 / #20180106005

Systems, devices, and methods for storing and spreading a material

A material spreading system may include a tote and a spreader attachable to a loading machine. The spreader may include a frame, an inlet, a lift arm, and a discharge mechanism configured to selectively discharge the material onto the ground. ... The Toro Company

04/12/18 / #20180101906

Secure element method for distributed electronic ledger

A device has a secure element including a memory that stores at least one address, a set of rules, and a state of an asset. A processor is configured for receiving a request to change the state of the asset associated with the address, validating the request in the case where changing the state of the asset according to the request complies with the set of rules, and invalidating the request in the case where changing the state of the asset according to the request violates the set of rules. ... The Toro Company

04/12/18 / #20180101903

Computing device and method for the temporal arrangement of data

A computing device and method for managing an account. A computer displays a historical timeline and an event placement timeline. ... The Toro Company

04/12/18 / #20180101902

Computing device and method for the temporal arrangement of data

A device and method for management of an account. An event placement timeline is displayed. ... The Toro Company

04/12/18 / #20180100638

Elastomeric retention ring for lamps

A lighting assembly is described, having an elastomeric, cylindrical ring with one or more grooves along its inner surface for engaging various components within an outdoor light assembly. For example, the elastomeric ring can engage with a disc-shaped lens, a light bulb, and/or various areas of the housing of the light assembly.. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180097910

System and method for processing an interaction response

A method and system are provided for processing an interaction response of a request service provider. The method includes detecting the interaction response for a first interaction session using a first interaction channel between a request initiator and the request service provider, assigning an identifier to the interaction response, determining a task associated with the interaction response, and obtaining context data of a plurality of other interaction sessions. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180097889

System and method for processing an interaction request

A method and system are provided for processing an interaction request. The method includes detecting the interaction request for a first interaction session using a first interaction channel between a request initiator and a request service provider, assigning an identifier to the interaction request, determining a task associated with the interaction request, and obtaining context data of a plurality of other interaction sessions associated with the identifier. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180097883

Automated implementation of provisioned services based on captured sensor data

The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that perform operations consistent with services provisioned to a device based on real-time sensor data indicative of and characterizing a user's operation of the device and additionally or alternatively, a system or apparatus that includes the device. For example, the device may obtain stored data identifying a provisioned service, and may obtain sensor data captured by an on-board or external sensor during an operation of the device. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180097783

Information masking using certificate authority

An apparatus for use in a digital messaging system includes a storage device and a processor coupled to the storage device. The storage device storing software instructions for controlling the processor that when executed by the processor configured the processor to: generate a first message comprising a payload portion; encrypt the payload portion of the message; derive a first session key from a domain-specific key; and sign the message using the first session key.. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180097638

Certificate authority master key tracking on distributed ledger

An apparatus for use in a digital messaging system includes a storage device and a processor coupled to the storage device. The storage device storing software instructions for controlling the processor that when executed by the processor configured the processor to: generate a master private and public key pair; associate the master private and public key pair with a first certificate; and derive at least one domain-specific key from the one of the master private and public key pair. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096434

System and method for controlling access to content to be displayed on an electronic display

A method and system are provided for displaying content on an electronic display. The method includes receiving data representing a plurality of items, each of the plurality of items being associated with a product or service. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096386

System and method for facilitating access to electronic data

A method and system are provided for facilitating access to electronic data. The method is executed by a processor of a computing device. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096349

Distributed electronic ledger with metadata

A system has a storage medium encoded with program instructions, and a processor coupled to access the program instructions. The instructions configure the processor for: receiving a first request at a pos terminal to surrender a previously purchased first asset in exchange for at least a portion of a second asset that was used to purchase the first asset, receiving the private key from the first asset; accessing a set of rules stored in a distributed electronic ledger, the set of rules specifying conditions associated with the first request; transmitting an authorization to return the at least a portion of the second asset in exchange for surrender of the first asset, in the case where the conditions are satisfied; and invalidating the first request in the case where one or more of the conditions are not satisfied.. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096345

Provisioning of secure application

Methods and devices for provisioning a secure application on an electronic device with first issuer data for a first issuer are described. In an embodiment, the provisioning system receives and stores first issuer records. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096335

Systems and method for enabling a data exchange

The present disclosure involves systems and methods for automatically analyzing available data exchange terms based on an analysis and comparison of available terms, where some of the terms may be unavailable in the current data exchange context based on the user and counter party to the data exchange. One example system includes a memory and a processor. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096322

System and method for processing an interaction request

A method and system are provided for processing an interaction request. The method includes detecting the interaction request in a first interaction session using a first interaction channel between a request initiator and a request service provider, assigning an identifier to the interaction request, determining a task associated with the interaction request, and obtaining context data of a plurality of other interaction sessions associated with the identifier. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096321

Automatic historical analysis of data exchange

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for providing ui-based modifications to adjust and interact with data exchange splits. One example system includes a processor for identifying a newly received data exchange (de) request associated with a particular user profile and receiving a first signal including a request to split the de request with at least one other user profile. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096319

System and method for facilitating access to electronic data

A method and system are provided for facilitating access to electronic data. The method is executed by a processor of a computing device. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096318

Systems and methods for dynamic user interface modification

Methods and devices for controlling display of a user interface. A computing device configured to enable data exchanges in connection with accounts, including a credit account, determines whether a requested data exchange with the credit account will result in the credit account exceeding a utilization threshold. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096311

Devices, systems and methods for determining suggested action initiation times for interactions

This application provides for determining a suggested action initiation time for an interaction with an interacting party. Some aspects comprise: determining an interaction settlement due date; querying an interaction database storing historical interaction records to determine if there is one or more of the historical interaction records related by one or more factors to the interacting party; retrieving, from the interaction database (where there is one or more historical interaction record(s) related to the interacting party), historical interaction data; determining from the retrieved historical interaction data a predicted processing time for the interaction; and determining, based on the interaction settlement due date and the predicted processing time, the suggested action initiation time. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096302

System and method for generating an interaction request

A method and system are provided for generating an interaction request to initiate a first interaction session using a first interaction channel between a request recipient and a request service provider. The method includes determining an identifier of the interaction request to be generated, determining a task associated with the interaction request, obtaining context data of a plurality of other interaction sessions associated with the identifier, determining a subset of the context data of the plurality of other interaction sessions and generating the interaction request using the subset of the context data. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096156

Device lock bypass on selectable alert

Methods and devices for generated and handling an alert are described. In one aspect, an electronic device includes an input interface and an output interface. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096036

Dynamic user interface for data exchange split

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for providing user interface (ui)-based modifications to adjust and interact with data exchange splits. An example client device can include can identify a data exchange (de) associated with at least three entities, the de associated with a total value. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180096022

Systems and methods for timing data transfer in a database

Methods and electronic systems for managing data transfer timing in a database are described. An electronic system includes a communication interface, a memory, and a processor coupled with the memory and the communication interface. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180095956

System and method for retrieving and consolidating data according to apportionment rules

An entity computing system for retrieving and consolidating data associated with a plurality of records for transmission to a second entity computing system is described. The entity computing system comprises a memory storing computer-executable instructions and at least one processing device. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180095857

Devices and method for detecting and addressing anomalies in data retrieval requests

Described are processing devices for detecting and addressing anomalies in data retrieval requests. According to some aspects, the processing device(s) are part of a first entity computing system and receives data retrieval request(s) from a second entity computing system. ... The Toro Company

04/05/18 / #20180094919

Imaging system with synchronized dynamic control of directable beam light source and reconfigurably masked photo-sensor

An energy optimized imaging system that includes a light source that has the ability to illuminate specific pixels in a scene, and a sensor that has the ability to capture light with specific pixels of its sensor matrix, temporally synchronized such that the sensor captures light only when the light source is illuminating pixels in the scene.. . ... The Toro Company

03/29/18 / #20180091506

Automatic provisioning of services to network-connected devices

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that automatically provision one or more services available to an internet-of-things (iot) devices upon connection to and registration onto communications network. In one aspect, a device may receive, from a computing system, data specifying one or more first services provisioned to the device. ... The Toro Company

03/29/18 / #20180089655

Real time virtual draft system and method

An apparatus for use in a digital asset tracking system includes a storage device and a processor coupled to the storage device. The storage device stores software instructions for controlling the processor that when executed by the processor configure the processor to receive a signal representing a request comprising a first transfer from a first digital container associated with a first client to a second digital container associated with a second client. ... The Toro Company

03/29/18 / #20180089645

Real tme virtual draft system and method

An apparatus for use in a digital asset tracking system includes a storage device and a processor coupled to the storage device. The storage device stores software instructions for controlling the processor that when executed by the processor configure the processor to receive a signal representing a request comprising a first transfer from a first digital container associated with a first client to a second digital container associated with a second client. ... The Toro Company

03/29/18 / #20180089641

Processing network architecture with companion database

A system comprises a non-transitory machine readable storage medium storing instructions and a database identifying a plurality of assets and a state of each asset. The instructions configure a processor for receiving updates to a distributed electronic ledger managed by plural peer processors. ... The Toro Company

03/22/18 / #20180082278

Image recognition-based payment requests

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for sending payment requests to one or more persons or entities based on images in which the persons or entities appear. In one example, the process may include identifying an image associated with a payment request, the identified image containing at least one recipient associated with the payment request, and wherein the payment request includes a value, analyzing the identified image to identify the at least one potential recipient of the payment request, identifying contact information associated with the at least one identified recipient of the payment request, and sending the payment request to the at least one identified recipient of the payment request via a destination associated with the identified contact information.. ... The Toro Company

03/22/18 / #20180081528

System and method to perform an allocation using a continuous two direction swipe gesture

A system, method and computer readable medium provide a gesture-based graphical user interface to determine allocation information to instruct an allocation. A gesture-based i/o device displays a graphical user interface having: an amount region configured to define an allocation amount; a plurality of source regions each configured to define an allocation source; and a plurality of destination regions each configured to define an allocation destination. ... The Toro Company

03/15/18 / #20180077299

Document output processing

The invention relates to printing and other output of documents using data processors, and particularly to methods, apparatus, and computer programming useful for controlling output processes. In various aspects the invention provides systems, methods, and computer programming useful for minimizing the number of command inputs required from a user to complete printing or other output of multiple documents. ... The Toro Company

03/08/18 / #20180068130

System and method for maintaining a segregated database in a multiple distributed ledger system

An apparatus maintains a segregated database in a multiple distributed ledger system. The apparatus includes a storage device that stores software instructions for controlling a processor that when executed by the processor configure the processor to: create distributed ledgers, each created distributed ledger being associated with a respective individual profile; maintain a segregated database apart from the distributed ledgers including, for each individual profile, profile balance data; and process a data exchange between exchanging profiles. ... The Toro Company

03/08/18 / #20180065856

Nanostructured metal oxide compositions for applied photocatalysis

A nanostructured metal oxide composition comprising hydroxides or oxygen vacancies or both hydroxides and oxygen vacancies on its surface is described. A process for preparing the nanostructured metal oxide composition comprising hydroxides or oxygen vacancies or both hydroxides and oxygen vacancies on its surface, which hydroxides and oxygen vacancies can participate in chemical reactions, which composition is prepared by a method selected from the group of methods comprising: i) controlled thermally induced dehydroxylation of nanostructured metal hydroxide precursors; ii) thermochemical reaction of said nanostructured metal oxide with hydrogen gas; iii) vacuum thermal treatment of said nanostructured metal oxide; and iv) aliovalent doping with a lower oxidation state metal. ... The Toro Company

03/01/18 / #20180060802

Stock management system for fasteners

A stock management system which enables users of fasteners and/or manufacturers that stock fasteners to perform the same amount of work or more work with a lower level of fastener stock; and which enables effectively and simply performing the stock follow-up of any kind of product that can fit into toolboxes in various sizes inside the racks in the fastener industry.. . ... The Toro Company

03/01/18 / #20180054966

Bagger for stand-on mower

A bagger attachment for use with a stand-on lawn mower. The bagger includes, in some embodiments, an impeller, a duct, and one or more bags which are covered by a hood. ... The Toro Company

02/22/18 / #20180051430

Snowthrower with adjustable rotor

A snowthrower having a rotor housing with first and second sidewalls and a rotor extending between the sidewalls. As the rotor wears, it may be repositionable, relative to a ground surface and to the rotor housing to maintain snowthrower performance. ... The Toro Company

02/22/18 / #20180049368

Ride-on vehicle with operator access assist bar

An assist handle for assisting an operator with climbing on to, or off of, a ground maintenance vehicle such as a mower, and a ground maintenance vehicle incorporating the same. The assist handle includes, in one embodiment, a grip portion movable between a deployed position, wherein the grip portion is positioned at a deployed elevation configured to assist the operator with ingress to, or egress from, a platform such as a seat; and a stowed position, wherein the grip portion is positioned at a stowed elevation lower than the deployed elevation.. ... The Toro Company

02/08/18 / #20180036533

Methods for improved treatment of overactive bladder

Methods for providing therapy related to urological disorders. Particular embodiments of this technology relate to stimulation of lumbar spinal targets either alone or in combination with a sacral target or targets. ... The Toro Company

01/25/18 / #20180025535

Hölder adaptive image synthesis

Computer implemented method for rendering an image of a three-dimensional scene on an image plane by encoding at least a luminosity in the image plane by a luminosity function. The value of the luminosity can be computed at substantially each point of the image plane by using a set of stored input data describing the scene. ... The Toro Company

01/25/18 / #20180023662

Link member for a flywheel

The present invention relates to a flywheel apparatus for energy storage and recovery including a flywheel system coupled to a flywheel drive system. The flywheel system includes a housing with a chamber in which a flywheel on a shaft rotates. ... The Toro Company

01/25/18 / #20180023661

Carrier for a flywheel

The present invention relates to a flywheel apparatus for energy storage and recovery including a housing within which there is a chamber in which a flywheel on a shaft rotates. The chamber is evacuated to at or near vacuum pressure, so that air resistance-related energy losses of the flywheel as it rotates are reduced. ... The Toro Company

01/18/18 / #20180018808

Methods and systems for image alignment of at least one image to a model

A system and a method for image alignment between at least two images to a three-dimensional model. The method including: determining a lower bound and an upper bound of an acceptable likelihood of mismatch between the at least two images; evaluating the likelihood of mismatch between the at least two images over a set of poses (r), shifts (t), or both poses (r) and shifts (t); and discarding those evaluations resulting beyond the lower bound and upper bound.. ... The Toro Company

01/11/18 / #20180012208

System and method for processing an online transaction request

A computer server includes a transaction processor that is configured to receive from a pos terminal an incoming authorization request that includes an original numeric value, a token cryptogram and an identification number identifying an identity token; confirm that the token cryptogram was generated from the original numeric value and a cryptographic key associated with the token; determine primary and secondary numeric values from the original numeric value and a user profile associated with the identification number; confirm that the secondary numeric value is not greater than the balance in a loyalty points account associated with the identification number; transmit to an authorization server a revised authorization request that includes the identification number and the primary numeric value; and receive from the authorization server a confirmation message confirming that the primary numeric value is not greater than the balance in a payment account associated with the identification number.. . ... The Toro Company

01/11/18 / #20180007862

Systems, methods and apparatus for rodent behavioural monitoring

Systems, methods and devices are provided for the non-invasive behavioural monitoring of rodents within a rodent cage via the detection of interactions with a cage lid. A cage lid interaction sensor, positioned in close proximity to the cage lid, is employed to sense interactions with the cage lid. ... The Toro Company

01/04/18 / #20180003665

Nanostructured microelectrodes and biosensing devices incorporating the same

Nanostructured microelectrodes and biosensing devices incorporating the same are disclosed herein.. . ... The Toro Company

12/28/17 / #20170372616

Systems and methods for providing sensor-based location proximity detection and notification

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing a notification relating to a geographical boundary based on monitored sensor data collected by networked devices. The disclosed embodiments include, for example, a method that monitors positional sensor data received from one or more triggering devices. ... The Toro Company

12/28/17 / #20170371105

System and method for dispersion-enabled quantum state control of photons

Devices and methods are described for selecting a level of entanglement between two nondegenerate photons. The method may include receiving two non degenerate photons through a single input port of a directional photonic coupler; adjusting one of a first-order coupler dispersion m or a power splitting ratio η (λ00) of the directional optical coupler to select a Δη; and, emitting the photons from corresponding output ports of the directional optical coupler, wherein the emitted photons have a spectral entanglement corresponding to the selected Δη.. ... The Toro Company

12/28/17 / #20170367265

Walk power mower having forward and reverse traction drive

A walk power mower has a traction drive system that includes a front transmission powering a pair of front wheels and a rear transmission powering a pair of rear wheels. A first one of the transmissions provides forward motion of the mower when it is active and a second one of the transmissions provides rearward motion of the mower when it is active. ... The Toro Company

12/28/17 / #20170367259

Walk power mower with transmission providing both forward and reverse propulsion

A walk power mower having a cutting deck supported upon the ground by a front and rear wheel(s). The mower includes a traction drive system incorporating a bidirectional transmission adapted to propel the mower alternatively in both forward and reverse directions. ... The Toro Company

12/28/17 / #20170367258

Walk power mower with biased handle

A walk power mower having a cutting deck supported upon the ground by front and rear wheels. The mower includes a biased handle that permits the handle to be pivotally displaced downwardly, against an upward bias force, during operation. ... The Toro Company

12/21/17 / #20170364895

Person-to-person electronic payment processing

A payment processing method involves a server receiving a payee identifier, and linking the payee identifier to a device identifier identifying a payee device. The server receives from a payor device a payment initiation request identifying a specified payment amount and a payor identifier, links a unique token to the specified payment amount and to the payor identifier, and provides the payor device with the token. ... The Toro Company

12/21/17 / #20170361093

Systems, methods and kits for peripheral nerve stimulation

Nerve stimulation systems and methods are disclosed for providing modulation of nerve targets in the lower limbs typically at or below the knee. For example, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (tens), percutaneous nerve stimulation, and implantable stimulation systems and methods are disclosed for providing stimulation to the saphenous nerve (safn). ... The Toro Company

12/14/17 / #20170357891

Accelerator for deep neural networks

A system for bit-serial computation in a neural network is described. The system may be embodied on an integrated circuit and include one or more bit-serial tiles for performing bit-serial computations in which each bit-serial tile receives input neurons and synapses, and communicates output neurons. ... The Toro Company

11/16/17 / #20170330366

Methods and systems for image alignment of at least one image to a model

A system and a method for image alignment between at least two images to a three-dimensional model. The method including: determining a lower bound and an upper bound of an acceptable likelihood of mismatch between the at least two images; evaluating the likelihood of mismatch between the at least two images over a set of poses (r), shifts (t), or both poses (r) and shifts (t); and discarding those evaluations resulting beyond the lower bound and upper bound.. ... The Toro Company

11/09/17 / #20170321205

Ubiquitin variant modulators of scf e3 ligases and their uses

The invention provides ubiquitin variants that specifically bind to scf e3 ligases, and use of these variants to modulate the activity of scf e3 ligases.. . ... The Toro Company

11/09/17 / #20170318803

Organ perfusion device and method

An organ perfusion device includes an inlet for connection to the organ, and an outlet for connection to the organ. The device also includes a perfusion circuit including: a reservoir configured to hold a perfusion fluid; a waste receptacle, and a plurality of fluid conduits. ... The Toro Company

10/26/17 / #20170304614

Method for treating a patient having a pelvic floor dysfunction or disorder

A method to treat a patient having a pelvic floor dysfunction or disorder by establishing a neurostimulator having a processor and an electrical signal generator to generate a stimulation signal. The processor is set to one or more parameters effective in the treating of the patient's pelvic disorder or dysfunction when the stimulation signal is applied to a saphenous nerve of the patient. ... The Toro Company

10/26/17 / #20170304435

Methods of modulating immune system responses

Novel methods and uses for modulating immune responses are provided. The methods and uses involve the use of a tifa activator such heptose-1,7-5 bisphosphate or an analogue or derivative thereof. ... The Toro Company

10/12/17 / #20170293913

System and methods for validating and performing operations on homomorphically encrypted data

A system and method of validating and performing operations on homomorphically encrypted data are described herein. The methods include processing a secure financial transaction by receiving a transaction request to complete a financial transaction, with at least a portion of the request encrypted according to a homomorphic encryption scheme, and the transaction request comprising confidential cardholder data including an account number, non-confidential cardholder data, and transaction data, and retrieving one or more sets of encrypted comparison cardholder data encrypted according to a homomorphic encryption scheme. ... The Toro Company

09/28/17 / #20170275341

Ubiquitin variant modulators of hect e3 ligases and their uses

The invention provides ubiquitin variants that specifically bind to hect e3 ligases, and methods of using these variants to modulate the activity of hect e3 ligases.. . ... The Toro Company

09/21/17 / #20170268995

Multimode spectroscopy apparatuses and methods

Apparatuses and methods for spectroscopy using multiple resonance modes are provided. Multiple resonance modes may be used for bulk sensing and/or surface sensing applications. ... The Toro Company

09/14/17 / #20170264644

Application platform security enforcement in cross device and ownership structures

Methods and systems provide application platform security enforcement. A distributed system communicates between a plurality of remote devices and at least one secured server to facility providing a secured service. ... The Toro Company

09/14/17 / #20170264635

Application platform security enforcement in cross device and ownership structures

Methods and systems provide application platform security enforcement. A distributed system communicates between a plurality of remote devices and at least one secured server to facility providing a secured service. ... The Toro Company

09/14/17 / #20170258007

Reel mower having left or right hand drive turf groomer

A turf groomer is coupled to a reel cutting unit in advance of the cutting reel and is powered by a gearbox having a rotary gear drive that is capable of selectively rotating the turf groomer in opposite directions at different speeds. The rotary gear drive is symmetrical about a plane through the axes of the input and output shafts thereof to permit the gearbox to be inverted to drive the turf groomer from either the left or right sides without requiring that two different models of the gear drive be available. ... The Toro Company

09/07/17 / #20170254955

System and method for manufacturing a semiconductor junction

A method of fabricating a p-n junction in a semiconductor structure, e.g. Silicon (si) structure, is presented. ... The Toro Company

09/07/17 / #20170254951

Waveguide crossing having rib waveguides

A photonic platform includes a substrate, a buried oxide layer on the substrate, a first optical layer on the buried oxide layer, the first optical layer including one or more waveguides shaped as rib waveguides protruding upwardly from a common underlying slab and a second optical layer spaced above the first optical layer, the second optical layer defining an upper waveguide that crosses over the one or more partially etched waveguides. A low-loss photonic switch may be made using a silicon photonic platform implementing this waveguide crossing.. ... The Toro Company

08/31/17 / #20170248583

Microfluidic device for cell-based assays

A microfluidic device, method and kit for assaying and/or culturing cells are provided. The microfluidic device comprises a well block comprising a plurality of microwells; at least one cell culture layer selected from a first cell culture layer comprising a plurality of microchannels, each microchannel being aligned with one of the plurality of microwells and being in fluid communication with the aligned microwells; and a second cell culture layer comprising a plurality of cell culture chamber wells, each cell culture chamber well being aligned with one of the plurality of microwells and being in fluid communication with the aligned microwells, and a plurality of outlets, each of the plurality of outlets corresponding to one of the plurality of cell culture chamber wells; and a base block, wherein the at least one cell culture layer is sealably coupled between the well block and the base block, thereby allowing fluid communication between the plurality of microwells in the well block and the at least one cell culture layer.. ... The Toro Company

08/24/17 / #20170239677

Sprinkler assembly

The present invention includes an improved sprinkler design having a magnetic sensing system for determining the position of the riser nozzle, a waterproofed motor housing and related cables, configurable sprinkler body compartments, and a pilot valve with a check valve assembly, both of which are located within the sprinkler body.. . ... The Toro Company

08/17/17 / #20170232142

Biomaterial with reduced inflammatory response

Polar hydrophobic ionic materials and, in particular, polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethanes having a minimum ratio of hydrophobic and anionic components to the remainder of the polymer components are provided that exhibit reduced igg fab exposure.. . ... The Toro Company

08/10/17 / #20170223905

Irrigation sprinkler with turf cup

A turf cup is described that is mounted to a top of an irrigation sprinkler. The turf cup includes an outer sleeve and a plurality of drainage passages.. ... The Toro Company

07/27/17 / #20170212304

Photonic platform having light-transferring interlayer transitions

A silicon photonic platform includes a substrate supporting a buried oxide layer, an active silicon layer deposited on the buried oxide layer, a first silicon nitride layer separated from the active silicon layer by a first spacer, the first silicon nitride layer and the active silicon layer constituting a first light-transferring interlayer transition and a second silicon nitride layer covered by a cladding and separated from the first silicon layer by a second spacer, the second silicon nitride layer and the first silicon nitride layer constituting a second light-transferring interlayer transition. The second silicon nitride layer passes over one or more waveguides in the active silicon layer to thereby define a waveguide crossing. ... The Toro Company

07/27/17 / #20170212126

Protein sequencing method and reagents

The invention describes methods and reagents useful for sequencing polypeptide molecules. The method comprises affixing a polypeptide to a substrate and contacting the polypeptide with a plurality of probes. ... The Toro Company

07/13/17 / #20170201634

Document output processing

The invention relates to printing and other output of documents using data processors, and particularly to methods, apparatus, and computer programming useful for controlling output processes. In various aspects the invention provides systems, methods, and computer programming useful for minimizing the number of command inputs required from a user to complete printing or other output of multiple documents. ... The Toro Company

07/13/17 / #20170199709

Document output processing

The invention relates to printing and other output of documents using data processors, and particularly to methods, apparatus, and computer programming useful for controlling output processes. In various aspects the invention provides systems, methods, and computer programming useful for minimizing the number of command inputs required from a user to complete printing or other output of multiple documents. ... The Toro Company

07/06/17 / #20170189926

Sprinkler arc adjustment mechanism

The present invention is directed to a rotor or sprinkler that allows its watering arc to be rotated, increased, or decreased by user-rotation of the sprinkler's rotating nozzle base.. . ... The Toro Company

06/29/17 / #20170184608

Molecular display system

There is provided herein a method for identifying and/or recovering at least one genetically encoded affinity reagent specific for a target molecule by screening using molecular display in conjunction with the sequencing of positive and negative selection pools from the screen.. . ... The Toro Company

06/01/17 / #20170154333

System and method for remotely activating a pin-pad terminal

A network gateway includes a gateway authenticator, a first network interface for interfacing the network gateway with a first computer network, and a second network interface for interfacing the network gateway with a second computer network that is distinct from the first computer network. The gateway authenticator receives from a pin-pad terminal, via the first computer network, an activation credential request that includes a first administrator credential. ... The Toro Company

05/18/17 / #20170137448

Cyclic bent allene metal complexes

The present invention provides stable, cyclic bent allene metal complexes and methods of conducting chemical processes, preferably olefin hydrogenation, comprising contacting an olefin substrate, preferably an unsaturated polymer, with a cyclic bent allene metal complex as described herein, under hydrogenation conditions.. . ... The Toro Company

05/11/17 / #20170135220

Printable films for printed circuit boards and processes for making same

Film for use in preparing a printed circuit board (pcb) along with methods for making a pcb and producing a printable film are described herein. The film includes a first layer formed of a radiation-transparent material, a second layer formed of a curable adhesive material, a third layer formed of an electrically conductive material, and optionally, a fourth layer formed of an adhesive and a fifth layer formed of a removable material. ... The Toro Company

05/11/17 / #20170134168

Securing data via multi-layer tokens

A message processing server includes a memory and a message processor. The message processor is configured to receive first data; save an identifier in association with a first-layer access restriction indicator and a first key, generate a first encrypted layer by encrypting the first data with the first key, and generate a token from the identifier and the first encrypted layer; receive second data and the token; recover the identifier and the first encrypted layer from the token; confirm that the identifier was saved in the memory in association with the first indicator; save the identifier in association with a second-layer access restriction indicator and a second key, generate a second encrypted layer by encrypting the first encrypted layer and the second data with the second key, and regenerate the token from the identifier and the second encrypted layer.. ... The Toro Company

05/11/17 / #20170132617

Token-based system for securing and recovering data

A message processing server includes a message processor and a database of multi-layer tokens. Each token in the database includes a plurality of encrypted data layers. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124642

Systems and methods for context-based event detection and determination

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing context-based event determination and/or context-based event triggered financial product offerings. Scenario modeling data is maintained for a plurality of personal event scenarios. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124626

Systems and methods for context-based event triggered product and/or service offerings

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing context-based event determination and/or context-based event triggered product and/or service offerings. A system may automatically detect that a client has experienced, directly or indirectly, a personal event, (e.g. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124558

Validating encrypted data from a multi-layer token

A message processing server includes a message processor and a database of multi-layer tokens. Each token in the database includes a plurality of encrypted data layers. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124557

Token-based system for excising data from databases

A message processing server includes a message processor, a network interface, and a memory storing a token database of multi-layer tokens. Each token in the database includes a plurality of encrypted data layers. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124546

Cohort-based event monitoring system

An event monitoring processor includes a processor and at least one memory. The memory stores a cohort member database, and a database of cohort definitions. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124541

Data transfer control based on connected device usage analysis

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer-implemented methods for implementing a data transfer control based on information received from connected devices. In one instance, operations include loading an expected usage amount for a group of connected devices. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170124540

Image recognition-based payment requests

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for sending payment requests to one or more persons or entities based on images in which the persons or entities appear. In one example, operations may include identifying a first image associated with a payment request, the identified first image including one or more identifiers of persons, as well as identifying a second image associated with a bill, the bill including one or more line items, each line item associated with a cost. ... The Toro Company

05/04/17 / #20170118929

Modular irrigation controller

A controller has two irrigation station module connection areas within it and can either accept two irrigation station modules at the same time or one larger module that spans both connection areas. The larger module, however, includes more irrigation station terminals than both of the smaller irrigation station modules combined. ... The Toro Company

04/27/17 / #20170115672

Two-wire irrigation communication system

A decoder for a two-wire irrigation system is disclosed, having the ability to be remotely updated with new firmware over the two-wire network, the ability to download irrigation commands that can be executed at a later time, the ability to adjust its data speed when data corruption is encountered, and the ability to sense the position of an attached solenoid plunger.. . ... The Toro Company

04/20/17 / #20170107247

Uba5 inhibitors

The present disclosure relates to compounds of the formula (i), which are uba5 inhibitors.. . ... The Toro Company

04/13/17 / #20170103402

Systems and methods for online analysis of stakeholders

Described herein are systems and methods for stakeholder analysis, and particularly for infrastructure project stakeholder analysis. An analysis engine models stakeholder data, such as social media comments, in the form of subject-sentiment dyads. ... The Toro Company

04/13/17 / #20170103161

Methods and systems for 3d structure estimation

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for efficient 3d structure estimation from images of a transmissive object, including cryo-em images. The method generally comprises, receiving a set of 2d images of a target specimen from an electron microscope, carrying out a reconstruction technique to determine a likely molecular structure, and outputting the estimated 3d structure of the specimen. ... The Toro Company

04/13/17 / #20170101369

Sulfonamide compounds and their use as stat5 inhibitors

The present disclosure relates to compounds having the formula (formula (i)) which are inhibitors of stat5.. . ... The Toro Company

04/06/17 / #20170098303

System and method for fetal and maternal red blood cell counting

A system for counting fetal and maternal red blood cells (rbcs) including a microscope and image capturing device to capture at least one image from a slide holding the fetal and maternal rbcs; a computer readable medium for storing the at least one image; a processor for executing computer readable instructions stored on a computer readable medium; wherein the computer executable instructions include instructions for: indentifying red blood cells from the at least one image; distinguishing between fetal and maternal red blood cells; and counting the fetal and maternal red blood cells.. . ... The Toro Company

03/23/17 / #20170081817

Rotor and rotor housing for a snowthrower

A self-propelled snowthrower wherein, in one embodiment, drive members on each side of the snowthrower provide variable speed propulsion. A transmission that delivers power to the drive members may be adapted to de-clutch one of the two drive wheels when the ground speed of that wheel exceeds the driving speed of the transmission. ... The Toro Company

03/16/17 / #20170076408

Connected device-based property evaluation

The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for performing a connected device-based property evaluation. In one example, operations include identifying a property associated with an initial price and collecting information about the property by receiving information from one or more connected devices associated with the property. ... The Toro Company

03/16/17 / #20170076365

Connected device-based property evaluation

The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for performing a connected device-based property evaluation. In one example, system operations include identifying a construction schedule associated with a particular property, the construction schedule including at least one construction event for the property. ... The Toro Company

03/16/17 / #20170072201

Selective, directable electrotaxis of precursor cells with biphasic electrical stimulation

A method and system for enhancing migration of precursor cells in a desired direction, comprising applying a biphasic monopolar electrical field to the precursor cells. The method and system can be used to treat injury or disease of neural or skin tissue.. ... The Toro Company

03/09/17 / #20170065999

Sprinkler with internal compartments

A sprinkler includes a compartment that surrounds its riser portion in an offset or asymmetrical configuration. More specifically, the distance of the compartments walls from those of the riser vary (i.e., increase or decrease) at different locations surrounding the riser. ... The Toro Company

03/02/17 / #20170061351

Connected device-triggered failure analysis

The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for performing a failure analysis on a device monitored by at least one connected device, where in response to a determination of an impending failure, at least one corrective action is determined and suggested to the user of the monitored device. In one example, operations include monitoring operations of at least one monitored device using at least one connected device, determining a projected life span of the at least one monitored device based on the monitored operations, and, if the projected life span of the monitored device is less than a threshold amount, determining a corrective action to perform. ... The Toro Company

03/02/17 / #20170060659

Connected device-triggered failure analysis

The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for performing a failure analysis on a device monitored by at least one connected device, where in response to a determination of an impending failure, at least one corrective action is determined and suggested to the user of the monitored device. In one example, operations include monitoring operations of at least one monitored device using at least one connected device, determining a projected life span of the at least one monitored device based on the monitored operations, and, if the projected life span of the monitored device is less than a threshold amount, determining a corrective action to perform. ... The Toro Company

03/02/17 / #20170056297

Multi-functional micro and nanoparticles for use in root canal therapies

Chitosan nanoparticles are provided for use in the in vivo treatment of connective tissues in root canal therapies. The nanoparticles are optionally linked with one or more photoactivatable compounds for providing antibacterial/antibiofilm properties, neutralizing bacterial byproducts and/or chemical/photodynamic crosslinking to achieve enhanced mechanical properties, chemical stability in connective tissues and/or to improve surface/interfacial integrity between filling material and connective tissue.. ... The Toro Company

02/23/17 / #20170054735

Augmented and virtual reality based process oversight

The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for generating a virtual or augmented reality-based oversight system of business processes at a location remote from where the business process is executed. In one example, system operations include identifying a process-based operation performed at a physical first location, where the operation is associated with a request for oversight from a remote second location. ... The Toro Company

02/23/17 / #20170053245

Augmented and virtual reality based process oversight

The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for generating a virtual or augmented reality-based oversight system of business processes at a location remote from where the business process is executed. In one example, system operations include identifying a process-based operation performed at a physical first location, where the operation is associated with a request for oversight from a remote second location. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046806

Secure real-time product ownership tracking using distributed electronic ledgers

A processor receives a signal representing data including event information detailing an event involving an entity having a registered ownership interest in a product and loads a portion of a distributed electronic ledger for tracking ownership information associated with the product. The distributed electronic ledger includes, within a block thereof and associated with the product, an event trigger list including entity data associated with each entity having a registered ownership interest in the product and a rules engine including rules associated with event triggers in the event trigger list. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046792

Systems and method for tracking subdivided ownership of connected devices using block-chain ledgers

The disclosed embodiments include computerized systems and methods for generating secured block-chain-based ledger data structures that track subdivide ownership and usage of one or more assets, such as internet-connected devices. In one instance, an apparatus associated with a rules authority of the secured block-chain-based ledger may detect an occurrence of a triggering event related to at least one of partial ownership interests in the assets, and may access and decrypt a set of rules hashed into the secured block-chain-based ledger using a confidentially-held master cryptographic key. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046709

Product tracking and control system

An apparatus for use in a product tracking system includes a storage device and a processor, the storage device storing software instructions that when executed by the processor configure the processor to: receive a signal representing data including event information detailing an event involving a manufactured product; load a portion of a block-chain ledger for tracking information associated with the product, the block-chain ledger including, within a block thereof and associated with the product, trigger-event data reflecting an event trigger and rules data reflecting a rule associated with the event trigger; and compare the event information with the trigger-event data, wherein the event trigger identifies a causal relationship between a possible event involving the product and an operation with respect to the product.. . ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046698

Systems and methods for establishing and enforcing transaction-based restrictions using hybrid public-private blockchain ledgers

The disclosed embodiments include computerized systems and methods that generate secured blockchain-based ledger structures that facilitate event-based control of tracked assets. In one embodiment, an apparatus associated with a rules authority of the secured blockchain-based ledger may obtain data indicative of an initiated transfer of funds between parties, and may access and decrypt a set of restrictions imposed on the initiated transfer and a set of rules associated with the restrictions, which may hashed into the secured blockchain-based ledger using a confidentially-held master cryptographic key. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046693

Systems and methods for detecting and resolving data inconsistencies among networked devices using hybrid private-public blockchain ledgers

The disclosed embodiments include computerized systems and methods that generate secured blockchain-based ledger structures that facilitate event-based control of tracked assets. In one embodiment, an apparatus associated with a centralized authority of the secured blockchain-based ledger may detect an occurrence of a triggering event, and may access and decrypt a set of rules hashed into the secured blockchain-based ledger using a confidentially-held master cryptographic key. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046669

Automated implementation of provisioned services based on captured sensor data

The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that perform operations consistent with services provisioned to a device based on real-time sensor data indicative of and characterizing a user's operation of the device and additionally or alternatively, a system or apparatus that includes the device. For example, the device may obtain stored data identifying a provisioned service, and may obtain sensor data captured by an on-board or external sensor during an operation of the device. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046664

Systems and methods for tracking and transferring ownership of connected devices using blockchain ledgers

The disclosed embodiments include computerized systems and methods that generate secured blockchain-based ledger structures that facilitate event-based control of tracked assets. In one embodiment, an apparatus associated with a centralized authority of the secured blockchain-based ledger may detect an occurrence of an event, and may access and decrypt a set of rules hashed into the secured blockchain-based ledger using a confidentially-held master cryptographic key. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046652

Systems and method for tracking behavior of networked devices using hybrid public-private blockchain ledgers

The disclosed embodiments include computerized systems and methods for generating secured blockchain-based ledger data structures that track an ownership and usage of one or more assets, such as internet-connected devices. In one instance, an apparatus associated with a rules authority of the secured blockchain-based ledger may detect an occurrence of a triggering event, and may access and decrypt a set of rules hashed into the secured blockchain-based ledger using a confidentially-held master cryptographic key. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046651

Systems and method for tracking enterprise events using hybrid public-private blockchain ledgers

The disclosed embodiments include computerized systems and methods for generating secured blockchain-based ledger data structures that track occurrences of events across fragmented and geographically dispersed lines-of-business of an enterprise. In one instance, an apparatus associated with a rules authority of the secured blockchain-based ledger may detect an occurrence of a triggering event, and may access and decrypt a set of rules hashed into the secured blockchain-based ledger using a confidentially-held master cryptographic key. ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170046563

Method and apparatus for face recognition

A training method of training an illumination compensation model includes extracting, from a training image, an albedo image of a face area, a surface normal image of the face area, and an illumination feature, the extracting being based on an illumination compensation model; generating an illumination restoration image based on the albedo image, the surface normal image, and the illumination feature; and training the illumination compensation model based on the training image and the illumination restoration image.. . ... The Toro Company

02/16/17 / #20170044195

Ruthenium-based triazole carbene complexes

The present invention relates to novel ruthenium-based triazole carbene complexes comprising specific ligands, their preparation and their use as catalysts in hydrogenation processes. Such complex catalysts are inexpensive, thermally robust, gel formation inhibiting and olefin selective.. ... The Toro Company

02/09/17 / #20170039652

Systems and methods for verifying user identity based on social media messaging

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that automatically verify an identity of a user based on social media messaging. In an embodiment, an apparatus identifies a first social media message associated with a social networking account of a user and generated by a device of the user. ... The Toro Company

02/09/17 / #20170039645

Systems and methods for automatically generating order data based on social media messaging

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that facilitate automate trade-order entry and execution based on social media messaging. In an embodiment, an apparatus identifies a first social media message associated with a social networking account of a user and including at least one parameter of a transaction to purchase or sell one or more securities. ... The Toro Company

02/09/17 / #20170039608

Systems and methods for automatically generating order data based on social media messaging

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that facilitate automate trade-order entry and execution based on social media messaging. In one embodiment, an apparatus may receive, from a social-networking service, social media data that includes various social media messages associated with social-networking accounts of various users. ... The Toro Company

02/02/17 / #20170032481

Method and system for identifying a property for purchase and related products and services using image processing

A method for identifying a property for purchase by an image processing system, comprising: receiving one or more images from a user device, wherein the one or more images are images of properties with additional matter, wherein the user device captures and stores the one or more images, and wherein the additional matter is indicative of one or more of user demographic, lifestyle, and behaviour; identifying one or more property attributes and one or more contextual attributes within the one or more images, wherein the one or more property attributes provide information pertaining to the properties in isolation from the additional matter, and wherein the one or more contextual attributes provide information pertaining to the additional matter; generating image data, the image data including the one or more images, the one or more property attributes, and the one or more contextual attributes; extracting user preference information directly from the image data, the user preference information including one or more preferred aesthetic property attributes and one or more preferred contextual attributes; searching an available property database using the user preference information; receiving available property information from the available property database that matches the user preference information, the available property information including information relating to one or more properties that are available for purchase; and, presenting the available property information on a display.. . ... The Toro Company

02/02/17 / #20170031952

Method and system for identifying a property for purchase using image processing

A method for identifying a property for purchase by an image processing system, comprising: receiving one or more images from a user device, wherein the one or more images are images of properties, and wherein the user device one or more of captures, selects, and stores the one or more images; identifying one or more property attributes within the one or more images; generating image data, the image data including the one or more images and the one or more property attributes; extracting user preference information directly from the image data, the user preference information including one or more preferred aesthetic property attributes; searching an available property database using the user preference information; receiving available property information from the available property database that matches the user preference information, the available property information including information relating to one or more properties that are available for purchase; and, presenting the available property information on a display.. . ... The Toro Company

01/26/17 / #20170022878

Control system and method using multiple inputs for controlling cooling fan speed of outdoor power equipment unit

An outdoor unit has a frame that carries a ground grooming or working implement, a traction drive, and a cooling fan, all of which comprises loads on a prime mover. A power management controller automatically reduces an operational speed of the traction drive when prime mover droop is present. ... The Toro Company

01/26/17 / #20170022547

Amplification of nanoparticle based assay

An automated multiplex detector system includes: (a) a nucleic acid amplification compartment for amplifying nucleic acid of one or more targets in a sample, and (b) an analysis compartment in fluid communication with the amplification compartment, the analysis compartment housing a nanoparticle-based multiplex detector capable of using the amplified nucleic acid of the amplification compartment and producing a signal that correlates with the presence of the one or more targets in the sample.. . ... The Toro Company

01/19/17 / #20170016918

Use of igfbp-7 in the assessment of heart failure

Disclosed is a method for assessing heart failure in vitro including the steps of measuring in a sample the concentration of the marker igfbp-7, of optionally measuring in the sample the concentration of one or more other marker(s) of heart failure, and of assessing heart failure by comparing the concentration determined in for igfbp-7 and the concentration(s) determined for the optionally one or more other marker to the concentration of this marker or these markers as established in a reference population. Also disclosed are the use of igfbp-7 as a marker protein in the assessment of heart failure, a marker combination comprising igfbp-7 and a kit for measuring igfbp-7.. ... The Toro Company

01/19/17 / #20170016019

Plants having enhanced pathogen resistance and methods of modulating pathogen resistance in plants

The present invention relates to methods of modifying pathogen resistance in plants and plants having modified pathogen resistance. In particular, the present invention relates to modification of expression or activity of a negative regulator of plant immunity.. ... The Toro Company

01/12/17 / #20170010842

Document output processing

The invention relates to printing and other output of documents using data processors, and particularly to methods, apparatus, and computer programming useful for controlling output processes. In various aspects the invention provides systems, methods, and computer programming useful for minimizing the number of command inputs required from a user to complete printing or other output of multiple documents. ... The Toro Company

01/12/17 / #20170010841

Document output processing

The invention relates to printing and other output of documents using data processors, and particularly to methods, apparatus, and computer programming useful for controlling output processes. In various aspects the invention provides systems, methods, and computer programming useful for minimizing the number of command inputs required from a user to complete printing or other output of multiple documents. ... The Toro Company

01/12/17 / #20170009853

Variator

A variator is disclosed comprising first and second races disposed for rotation about a variator axis, at least one rolling element disposed in a cavity between the races. In a drive configuration, drive is transmitted between the races and the or each rolling element; and in a neutral configuration, the or each rolling element and races are configured whereby the races can move independently of one another. ... The Toro Company

01/05/17 / #20170002043

Novel peptides and methods and uses thereof for preventing retinal disorders

. . The present disclosure relates to methods and uses of c-terminal peptides for inhibiting neuronal cell death or dysfunction, such as retinal ganglion cell death or dysfunction, treating retinal degenerative disorders, stroke, cns and pns insults. The disclosure also relates to the c-terminal peptides, fusion proteins and compositions thereof.. ... The Toro Company








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