GENESIS GROUP INC.
|GENESIS GROUP INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150216195||SEA CUCUMBER PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An improved apparatus for processing sea cucumbers having stages for orienting/aligning, cutting, splitting, flattening, eviscerating and cleaning the sea cucumber, and for collecting the eviscerated innards. A method for the automated splitting and evisceration of sea cucumbers using the apparatus of the present disclosure. A flattening plate and trough during the orienting/aligning step relax the sea cucumber and discourage its defence mechanisms. A wedge shaped flattening plate splits and flattens the sea cucumber immediately after the incision. Pronged discs maintain positioning of the sea cucumber during an aggressive wash and brush cleaning cycle, which may be repeated. Optionally, a vacuum may suction off a portion of the innards prior to cleaning.||08-06-2015|
|20150042096||FLEXIBLE WATER TURBINE - The invention relates to a water mill, power generator, for use underwater, having a flexible support shaft which permits the water current to orient the turbine axis substantially parallel to the direction of flow so that the force of the water on the blades is optimized for a given turbine, without the need for slip ring style connections between the generator at the turbine and the 5 anchored base. Optionally, the design features fins or cowlings on the flexible support shaft to further improve reorientation of the turbine with the water current or flow acting as the source of power; and/or output power links or power conditioning systems at the anchored base. The generators may be selected to meet low rotation operating conditions, and the entire system may be designed for particular ocean bottom and/or current parameters applicable to the 10 deployment. The power generator could be used to provide electrical power to underwater installations for military, security, oceanography, monitoring and oil & gas exploration purposes.||02-12-2015|
|20130329987||VIDEO SEGMENTATION METHOD - A system and method implemented as a software tool for foreground segmentation of video sequences in real-time, which uses two Competing 1-class Support Vector Machines (C-1SVMs) operating to separately identify background and foreground. A globalized, weighted optimizer may resolve unknown or boundary conditions following convergence of the C-1SVMs. The objective of foreground segmentation is to extract the desired foreground object from live input videos, with fuzzy boundaries captured by freely moving cameras. The present disclosure proposes the method of training and maintaining two competing classifiers, based on Competing 1-class Support Vector Machines (C-1SVMs), at each pixel location, which model local color distributions for foreground and background, respectively. By introducing novel acceleration techniques and exploiting the parallel structure of the algorithm (including reweighing and max-pooling of data), real-time processing speed is achieved for VGA-sized videos.||12-12-2013|
|20130252836||DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR CARDIOMYOPATHY - Methods and compositions relating to diagnosing and treating cardiomyopathy and particularly relating to methods and compositions for diagnosing and treating arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyophathy (ARVD/C) are described. Provided are methods for screening for, diagnosing or detecting a risk of developing arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) comprising detecting the presence of a transmembrane protein 43 (TMEM43) disease associated variant in a sample of a subject, wherein the presence of a TMEM43 disease variant is indicative that the subject has ARVD/C or an increased risk of developing ARVD/C compared to an individual having wild type TMEM43.||09-26-2013|
|20130030047||Fatty Acid Derivatives of Catechins and Methods of Their use - The present disclosure relates to fatty acid derivatives of green tea catechins including epicatechin (EC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and their epimers (e.g., catechin, catechin gallate, gallocatechin, gallocatechin gallate) or their mixtures and/or green tea extracts.||01-31-2013|
|20120132124||SPAR Based Maritime Access Vehicle - The invention relates to a spar based vessel for accessing offshore installations and vessels, including wind farm turbines, in which the centre of gravity of the vessel is positioned below the centre of buoyancy, which is positioned below the operational waterline, the operational waterline occurs at low cross-sectional area vertical struts, and the vertical struts support a topside structure for passengers. Active ballast control system and location of the propulsive elements permits the vessel to travel in spar orientation by positioning the vector of propulsion to lie in the same horizontal plane as the transverse centre of drag of the vessel. A docking system permits safe connection of the vessel to offshore installations, including wind turbines of generic design.||05-31-2012|
|20110038536||REAL-TIME IMAGE AND VIDEO MATTING - A system and method implemented as a software tool for generating alpha matte sequences in real-time for the purposes of background or foreground substitution in digital images and video. The system and method is based on a set of modified Poisson equations that are derived for handling multichannel color vectors. Greater robustness is achieved by computing an initial alpha matte in color space. Real-time processing speed is achieved through optimizing the algorithm for parallel processing on the GPUs. For online video matting, a modified background cut algorithm is implemented to separate foreground and background, which guides the automatic trimap generation. Quantitative evaluation on still images shows that the alpha mattes extracted using the present invention has improved accuracy over existing state-of-the-art offline image matting techniques.||02-17-2011|
|20090291856||DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR CARDIOMYOPATHY - Methods and compositions relating to diagnosing and treating cardiomyopathy and particularly relating to methods and compositions for diagnosing and treating arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) are described. Provided are methods for screening for, diagnosing or detecting a risk of developing arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) comprising detecting the presence of a transmembrane protein 43 (TMEM43) disease associated variant in a sample of a subject, wherein the presence of a TMEM43 disease variant is indicative that the subject has ARVD/C or an increased risk of developing ARVD/C compared to an individual having wild type TMEM43.||11-26-2009|
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