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LEAD Technologies Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. LEAD develops, markets and supports a line of imaging toolkits called LEADTOOLS. Wikipedia.

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News Article | July 25, 2017

LEAD Technologies released an update to LEADTOOLS Version 19 which includes many speed and accuracy optimizations throughout the product line. In addition to more efficient OCR, file format codecs, and image display, many completely new features, tools, and support for new specifications are also included. The updates provided in the following list are available to all registered LEADTOOLS Version 19 customers, at no charge. •OCR o Improved recognition performance for low-quality images o Greater accuracy for non-standard English words such as names, abbreviations, and source code o Strengthened formatting detection (i.e., font size, color, dotted lines, inverted text, etc.) to output files that more closely match the original •Document file formats o Faster rasterization of document formats into bitmaps (useful in thumbnail generation) o 2x-10x speed increase for loading documents o Added full support for shapes in Word documents o Enhanced font support for PDF o Added transparency support in Document Writers •Detect image orientation angle (i.e., horizontal or vertical) in Deskew function •Improved Driver's License recognition speed and accuracy •Region support for CLAHE filter •HTML5 Medical Web Viewer o Speed optimizations o Improved MPR quality and generation speed, and integration with 3d cursor, reference line, probe tools o Customizable explode tool that can explode to cell, entire viewer, or enable/disable o Apply window level, scale, offset while running animations o Additional options for Study and Series synchronization o Pinch-to-zoom improvements for mobile devices •DICOMweb WADO-RS supports rendering DICOM objects into web supported formats as specified in (PS3.18.2017b) •DICOM Storage Server o Added Anonymous C-Move support o Added C-Get support •Added ability to store all temporary files in a user-defined folder to increase security (e.g., encrypted folder) •Across-the-board file load speed improvements for common file types •Added new image processing function (MatchHistogram) that equalizes the histogram of an image to that of a reference image. Useful for normalizing images captured with different devices. About LEAD Technologies With a rich history of more than 26 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster, and vector imaging. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, holds the top position in every major country throughout the world and boasts a healthy, diverse customer base and strong list of corporate partners that include some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, contact sales(at) or support(at)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Superconductors: Technologies and Global Markets" report to their offering. The global market for superconductivity technologies should reach $5.3 billion by 2021 from $3.4 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4%, from 2016 to 2021. This report provides an overview of the global market for superconductors and related technologies. It analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021. There is also analysis of the key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for superconducting applications as the basis for projecting demand over the next five years. It also provides estimations of current and future consumption of superconducting materials and other key enabling technologies. The report addresses trends in superconductivity technology and the global market for superconductivity applications during the period from 2015 through 2021, including: Key Topics Covered: 1: Introduction 2: Executive Summary 3: Superconductivity Overview 4: Superconducting Materials And Technologies 5: Superconducting Magnet Technologies And Markets 6: Superconducting Transformer Technologies And Markets 7: Superconducting Electric Generator Technologies And Markets 8: Superconducting Electric Motor Technologies And Applications 9: Fault Current Limiter (Fcl) Technologies And Markets 10: Superconducting Power Storage Technologies And Markets 11: Superconducting Current Lead Technologies And Markets 12: Superconducting Cable Technologies And Markets 13: Superconducting Integrated Circuit (Ic) Technologies And Markets 14: Superconducting Radio Frequency (Rf) And Microwave Filter Technologies And Applications 15: Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (Squid) Technologies And Markets 16: Appendix: Company Profile For more information about this report visit Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716

News Article | December 1, 2016

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) today announced that Mark Stevenson has been nominated to join its board. Mark is a seasoned industry veteran who can bring a wealth of experience to the Company. He has worked throughout the industry, from lead mining to energy storage to lead-acid battery recycling. Mark is expected to be able to provide invaluable insight to the Aqua Metals executive team on industry concerns and trends. “Aqua Metals is doing something truly unique here,” said Mark. “The industry has long been looking for ways to improve sustainability. This is becoming an especially pressing issue as more energy storage comes online. We are looking at an exciting future for lead-acid battery use, and I believe Aqua Metals is poised to make it an economically and environmentally sustainable one.” Mark is currently the technical director at Global Lead Technologies and non-executive director at Metallic Waste Solutions. He is also the chairman of Asia Battery Conference and the International Secondary Lead Conference. Mark has been a strong industry leader throughout his lifelong career in the battery recycling and manufacturing industries. He has helped lead, shape and facilitate conversation and innovation through his work leading Asian lead and battery conferences. “Having Mark join our board is a significant step in our corporate development,” said Dr. Stephen R. Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Aqua Metals. “He not only brings to the table incredible experience in the lead and battery industries but also a remarkable international perspective on the evolution of battery manufacturing and recycling. We are pleased to have his advice and expertise in our corner as we move forward into 2017.” Aqua Metals recently announced its production of the first-ever AquaRefined lead at its flagship AquaRefinery in McCarran, Nevada. AquaRefining is a water-based, room-temperature process and is the only clean lead recycling method. About Aqua Metals Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) is reinventing lead recycling with its patent-pending AquaRefiningTM technology. Unlike smelting, AquaRefining is a room temperature, water-based process that is fundamentally non-polluting. Aqua Metals expects its modular AquaRefining systems to allow the lead-acid battery industry to simultaneously reduce negative environmental impacts and increase production to meet rapidly growing demand. Aqua Metals is based in Alameda, California and built its first recycling facility in Nevada’s Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. Aqua Metals will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on December 21, 2016, at which Mr. Stevenson’s nomination will be put before the stockholders of the Company for approval.  Aqua Metals has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 25, 2016 a proxy statement in connection with its annual meeting of stockholders to be held on December 21, 2016, and other relevant documents in connection with the nomination of Mark Stevenson to the Board of Directors of Aqua Metals.  The proxy statement and other documents are expected to be mailed on or about December 1, 2016 to holders of record as of November 23, 2016.  Investors and security holders are advised to read the proxy statement regarding the nomination of Mark Stevenson because it contains important information.  Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement and other documents filed by Aqua Metals at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s web site at  The proxy statement and such other documents may also be obtained from Aqua Metals by directing such request to Aqua Metals, Inc., 1010 Atlantic Avenue Alameda, California 94501, Attention: Corporate Secretary.  Aqua Metals and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of Aqua Metals with respect to the nomination of Mark Stevenson.  A description of any interests that Aqua Metals or its directors and executive officers have in the nomination of Mark Stevenson are available in the proxy statement.  Information regarding Aqua Metals’ officers and directors is included in the proxy statement and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2016.  These materials are available free of charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s web site at and from the Aqua Metals. Safe Harbor This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Aqua Metals, Inc., the lead-acid battery recycling industry, the intended benefits of its agreements with Interstate Batteries, the future of lead-acid battery recycling via traditional smelters, the Company’s development of its commercial lead-acid battery recycling facilities and the quality, efficiency and profitability of Aqua Metals’ proposed lead-acid battery recycling operations. Those forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Among those factors are: (1) the fact that Company has only recently commenced lead producing operations, thus subjecting the Company to all of the risks inherent in a pre-revenue start-up; (2) the uncertainties involved in any new commercial relationship; (3) risks related to Aqua Metals’ ability to raise sufficient capital, as and when needed, to develop and operate its recycling facilities; (4) changes in the federal, state and foreign laws regulating the recycling of lead-acid batteries; (5) the Company’s ability to protect its proprietary technology, trade secrets and know-how and (6) those other risks disclosed in the section “Risk Factors” included in the prospectus supplement dated November 16, 2016  filed with the SEC on November 17, 2016. Aqua Metals cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEAD Technologies is pleased to announce the availability of a major update to the LEADTOOLS Version 19 SDKs. The update includes the first ever DICOM Hanging Protocol SDK, improved large image (measured in terabytes) support, document format support, imaging for Linux, and updates to various recognition technologies, including OCR, Forms, OMR, Barcode, and Credit Card Reader. “This update is a great example of how LEAD continues to advance LEADTOOLS to provide features that solve real-world problems,” said Rich Little, president, LEAD Technologies, Inc. “We are very excited to have the first medical viewer SDK to include full DICOM Hanging Protocol support, optimized large image loading, and a new super-fast Forms Recognition algorithm. When Moe and I started LEAD, 26 years ago, we never imagined it would be possible to load 1TB images or determine an image was one specific form out of a 1000 in less than 2 seconds. I can’t wait to see what’s next.” Headlining this release is the LEADTOOLS HTML5 Medical Web Viewer and its new DICOM Hanging Protocol support. The Medical Viewer is faster across the board, and boasts DICOM Basic Structured Display, 3D Cursor, inter-study synchronization and comparison, full orientation support, image laterality, context menu for series arrangement, and ultrasound calibration. These new features and enhancements continue to anchor the LEADTOOLS HTML5 Medical Viewer as the top enterprise medical viewing solution. Within the document imaging product family, the Document Viewer was updated with new optional client-side PDF rendering, which enhances performance and reliability while reducing server load. A new virtual document interface was added for composing documents on the fly from any number of pages in any order and from multiple source documents. New tools, including side-by-side and overlay comparison, help users quickly find visual differences between two or more documents. Beyond viewing technologies, LEADTOOLS recognition engines are faster and include broader support with new algorithms for faster OCR and Forms Recognition, improved form alignment for OMR, and new GS1 Composite Barcode symbols. Finally, LEAD expanded Linux file format support, and added .NET and C interfaces for the Credit Card Reader. The new features and enhancements in this upgrade add significant value to the already successful LEADTOOLS V19, and are freely available to registered V19 users and Annual Maintenance customers. With these exciting updates, LEADTOOLS is poised to continue leading the market with an extraordinary, comprehensive offering of world-class imaging technology. With a rich history of more than 26 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster, and vector imaging. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, holds the top position in every major country throughout the world and boasts a healthy, diverse customer base and strong list of corporate partners that include some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, contact or

White J.P.M.,Imperial College London | Urban L.,Lead Technologies | Nagy I.,Imperial College London
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology | Year: 2011

The transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 ion channel (TRPV1) was identified as a receptor responsible for mediating the intense burning sensation following exposure to heat greater than ~43 °C, or to capsaicin, the pungent ingredient of hot chilli peppers. More importantly, however, it has been shown that TRPV1 plays a pivotal role in the development of the burning pain sensation associated with inflammation in peripheral tissues. More recently, there has been a virtual avalanche of sightings of TRPV1 on the anatomical landscape, coupled with association of TRPV1 with a wide range of non-pain-related physiological and pathological conditions. Here, we consider the continuously expanding set of functions in both health and disease which TRPV1 is understood to subserve at present. The widespread expression of TRPV1 in the human suggests that, in addition to the development of burning pain associated with acute exposure to heat or capsaicin, and with inflammation, TRPV1 may also be involved in an array of vitally important functions, such as those of the urinary tract, the respiratory and auditory systems. Moreover, TRPV1 may also be involved in the maintenance of body and cell homeostasis, metabolism, regulation of hair growth, and development of cancer. Thus, controlling TRPV1 function may possess the potential of providing exciting opportunities for therapeutic interventions. At the same time, however, the widespread distribution of these ion channels introduces a tremendous complication in developing a drug to serve in one disease context which may have profound implications for normal TRPV1 functioning in other non-pathological contexts. © 2011 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

Lead Technologies | Date: 2013-02-19

The present invention relates to electrocardiography and to electrode arrangements used in electrocardiographic monitoring devices. An EKG patch may include a plurality of individual EKG patches, each comprising a base layer and a plurality of electrodes capable of receiving an electrical signal generated by the myocardium of a human heart. Each of the plurality of the individual EKG patches may be stacked on top of each other such that each electrode in an individual patch aligns and contacts with at least one corresponding electrode in an adjacent EKG patch, thereby allowing a free flow of electricity through the plurality of stacked EKG patches, and such that the bottom-most EKG patch may be contacted with the skin of a patient. A temporary or release adhesive may be placed between each of the plurality of EKG patches such that the bottom-most EKG patch may be peeled away from the stack after each use.

Lead Technologies | Date: 2012-11-19

A magnetic switching device includes an electromagnet adapted to be arranged proximate to an exterior surface of an object having a magnetically-switchable device therein and a control circuit electrically connected to the electromagnet. The electromagnet is constructed to generate a magnetic field of sufficient strength and orientation to engage a switch in the magnetically-switchable device. The invention further includes an electrocautery system, including an electrocautery device, a control circuit electrically connected to the electrocautery device, and an electromagnet electrically connected to the control circuit. The electromagnet is adapted to be arranged proximate to an exterior surface of an object having a magnetically-switchable device therein. Operation of the electrocautery device causes the electromagnet to generate a magnetic field of sufficient strength to engage a switch in the magnetically-switchable device.

Lead Technologies | Date: 2014-04-18

The present invention relates to electrocardiography and to electrode arrangements used in electrocardiographic monitoring devices, and is more particularly related to a pad or patch containing said electrodes which may be used to passively and non-invasively monitor electrical activity generated by a patients heart from the surface of that patients chest, and to a connector which allows for fast and simple connection between the pad containing said electrodes and the devices and equipment typically used to monitor and view electrocardiographic information.

Lead Technologies | Date: 2017-01-09

Medical leads, namely, EKG leads, ECG leads, telemetry leads for use with EKG and ECG equipment, defibrillators, and electrocardiographic monitoring equipment, and monitoring leads for use with EKG and ECG equipment, defibrillators, and electrocardiographic monitoring equipment; Electrocardiograph electrode patches.

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