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CLOSED LOOP SIMULATION OF A COMPUTER MODEL OF A PHYSICAL SYSTEM AND AN ACTUAL REAL-TIME HARDWARE COMPONENT OF THE PHYSICAL SYSTEM

University of Manitoba

A method and system for performing closed loop simulation of a computer model of a physical system and a hardware component of the physical system is provided. An input waveform for the component from the simulated model of the physical system using an initial waveform as a response waveform of the component is generated at a simulation processor. The input waveform is sent from the simulation processor through a network to a real-time playback and record device (RTPR). The RTPR plays back...

BIT-WIDTH ALLOCATION FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATIONS

McMaster University

Methods and devices for automatically determining a suitable bit-width for data types to be used in computer resource intensive computations. Methods for range refinement for intermediate variables and for determining suitable bit-widths for data to be used in vector operations are also presented. The invention may be applied to various computing devices such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc. Methods and devices for automatically determining a suitable bit-width for data types to be used in...

DISPLACEMENT DEVICES AND METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND ESTIMATING MOTION ASSOCIATED WITH SAME

University of British Columbia

Apparatus and method estimate a position of a movable stage. The apparatus comprises: a stator comprising 2D array of sensors arranged relative to one another to provide a plurality of stator-Y oriented sensor columns and a plurality of stator-X oriented sensor rows; a movable stage comprising a first Y-magnet array comprising a plurality of first magnetization segments generally linearly elongated in a stage-Y direction, each first magnetization segment having a stage-Y direction length,...

BREATHING DISORDER IDENTIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND DIAGNOSIS METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

University Health Network

Disclosed herein are breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems. In general the disclosed methods, devices and systems may rely on the characterization of breath sound amplitudes, periodic breath sounds and/or aperiodic breath sounds to characterize a breathing disorder as obstructive (e.g. obstructive sleep apnea - OSA) or non-obstructive (e.g. central sleep apnea - CSA).

MASK AND METHOD FOR BREATHING DISORDER IDENTIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND/OR DIAGNOSIS

University Health Network

Disclosed herein are breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems. A mask is also disclosed for use in respiratory monitoring, characterization and/or diagnosis. In some embodiments, breath sound data are acquired concurrently with positional data to characterize a position dependence of a subject's breathing disorder.

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SALMONELLA PORINS AND USES THEREOF AS ADJUVANTS AND VACCINES

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL SEGURO SOCIAL, Laval University

Adjuvants comprising OmpC porin, OmpF porin, or a combination thereof, are provided. The adjuvants can be administered to a subject in combination with antigenic material in order to potentiate the immunogenic effect of the antigenic material. Also provided are products comprising antigenic material in combination with OmpC and/or OmpF, including products comprising a pre-formulated vaccine in combination with OmpC and/or OmpF. Further provided is the use of OmpC and/or OmpF to improve the...

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A RUN-TIME RECONFIGURABLE COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Queen's University, TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

A reconfigurable computer architecture is disclosed. The reconfigurable computer architecture has a plurality of logic elements, a plurality of connection switching elements, and a plurality of volatile and/or non- volatile configuration random access memories (RAMs). Each of the configuration RAMs is electrically coupled to at least one of the plurality of logic elements or at least one of the connection switching elements.

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TEMPORAL AND RELATIVE DATA MINING FRAMEWORK, ANALYSIS & SUB-GROUPING

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The present invention relates to a system, method and computer program product that is a multi-dimensional data mining environment and that operable to apply a series of temporal and relative rules (i.e., STDMn0) and is further operable in at least one of the following ways: to incorporate a framework to support temporal abstractions and relative alignments to data (i.e., STDMn0); and to derive characteristics within the data (STDMn0). The present invention may incorporate data from multiple...

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PLANNING, CONTROLLING AND/OR DELIVERING RADIOTHERAPY AND RADIOSURGERY USING COMBINED OPTIMIZATION OF DYNAMIC AXES (CODA)

Dalhousie University

Methods and systems for radiation treatment planning and delivery apply a CODA cube. Cost values in the CODA cube may be used in the optimization of couch, collimator, and gantry angles simultaneously. Trajectories generated using the CODA cube show significant benefits when compared to conventional VMAT. A statistically significant sparing to OAR maximum radiation doses was seen. CODA plans resulted in a reduction to maximum radiation dose in OARs of 20.6% (p < 0.01), with maximum brainstem...

SURFACE SENSOR ARRAYS USING IONICALLY CONDUCTING MATERIAL

University of British Columbia

Sensor arrays are provided for sensing pressure and/or moisture over a two-dimensional sensing surface. The sensor arrays comprise ionically conductive materials. Individual sensor elements s in the sensor arrays may comprise piezoionic ionically conductive materials, piezoresistive ionically conductive materials and/or capacitive sensor elements having electrodes fabricated from ionically conductive materials. Two-dimensional pressure maps and/or moisture maps of the sensing surface may be...