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 new patent  Cognitive signal processor for simultaneous denoising and blind source separation

Described is a cognitive signal processor for signal denoising and blind source separation. During operation, the cognitive signal processor receives a mixture signal that comprises a plurality of source signals. A denoised reservoir state signal is generated by mapping the mixture signal to a dynamic reservoir to perform signal denoising.... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Buckling column load switch spring

A nonlinear mechanical element including a buckling column and hard stops. In one embodiment when the nonlinear mechanical element is subjected to an increasing compressive load, the buckling column buckles at a critical load, resulting in reduced stiffness past the critical load. One or more lateral hard stops may be... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Closed-loop intervention control system

Described is a closed-loop intervention control system for memory consolidation in a subject. During operation, the system simulates memory changes of a first memory in a subject during waking encoding of the memory, and then while the subject is sleeping and coupled to an intervention system. Based on the simulated... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Energy absorbing truss structures for mitigation of injuries from blasts and impacts

Architected materials with superior energy absorption properties when loaded in compression. In several embodiments such materials are formed from micro-truss structures composed of interpenetrating tubes in a volume between a first surface and a second surface. The stress-strain response of these structures, for compressive loads applied to the two surfaces,... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Coatings combining oil-absorbing and oil-repelling components for increased smudge resistance

This disclosure provides coatings that eliminate the problem of persistent oil or grease smudges deposited on transparent coatings. Some variations provide an oil-smudge-resistant material comprising discrete inclusions dispersed within a continuous matrix, wherein one of the discrete inclusions and the continuous matrix is an oleophobic material, and the other is... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Bugphobic and icephobic compositions with liquid additives

Some variations provide a composition comprising: a first solid material and a second solid material that are chemically distinct and microphase-separated; and at least one liquid selectively absorbed into either of the first solid material or the second solid material. The first and second solid materials are preferably present as... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Transparent anti-icing coatings

Transparent, impact-resistant, anti-icing coatings are disclosed. In some variations, a transparent anti-icing coating comprises: a continuous matrix of a hardened material; asymmetric templates that inhibit wetting of water, wherein the asymmetric templates have a length scale from about 10-300 nanometers; porous voids surrounding the asymmetric templates, wherein the porous voids... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Method to perform convolutions between arbitrary vectors using clusters of weakly coupled oscillators

A method to perform convolutions between arbitrary vectors includes estimating a first degree of match for a difference between a first vector having a plurality of first elements and a second vector having a plurality of second elements using a first cluster of coupled oscillators, estimating a second degree of... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Neural integrated circuit with biological behaviors

A circuit for emulating the behavior of biological neural circuits, the circuit including a plurality of nodes wherein each node comprises a neuron circuit, a time multiplexed synapse circuit coupled to an input of the neuron circuit, a time multiplexed short term plasticity (STP) circuit coupled to an input of... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and training and assessment

Described is a system for training and assessment. In operation, the system classifies a subject's baseline brain state and behavioral performance. Training goals are assessed to specify tasks the subject is to perform and a desired level of performance. The subject is subjected to neurological stimulation while the subject performs... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Montage design for closed loop sensing and neurostimulation of the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex and/or motor cortex

Described is a system for automatic adjustment of neurostimulation. The system controls stimulation of specific neural regions through a neural device positioned on a human subject, while simultaneously performing recordings from the neural device using a targeted arrangement of stimulating electrodes and distinct types of recording electrodes of the neural... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Transcranial control of procedural memory reconsolidation for skill acquisition

Described is a system for the therapeutic modification of human behavior and, more specifically, a system for the transcranial control of procedural memory reconsolidation for the purposes of enhanced skill acquisition. During operation the system records a practice pattern. The practice pattern is a recording of a sensed brain activity... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Real-time trajectory estimation with multi-station analysis

Described is a system for position estimation. A set of raw sensor outputs are acquired from a sensor of a platform. The set of raw sensor outputs are stored in non-transitory memory. A set of optimized sensor measurements is generated by deducing errors in the raw sensor outputs using an... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and achieving fast and reliable time-to-contact estimation using vision and range sensor data for autonomous navigation

Described is a robotic system for detecting obstacles reliably with their ranges by a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional sensing. In operation, the system receives an image from a monocular video and range depth data from a range sensor of a scene proximate a mobile platform. The image is segmented... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and identifying user interests through social media

Described is a system for discovering user interests through online social media, and more specifically, to a way of doing so by means of a bi-directional graph model. During operation, the system generates a confidence matrix F based on user interactions and co-occurring tags on a social media platform. The... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Non-malleable obfuscator for sparse functions

Described is a system for obfuscating a computer program. Sensitive data of an unprotected computer program is received as input. A random oracle is used to algebraically hide a set of polynomial-size point functions representing the sensitive data. The system outputs a set of obfuscated instructions internally hiding the sensitive... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Parzen window feature selection algorithm for formal concept analysis (fca)

Described is a system for feature selection for formal concept analysis (FCA). A set of data points having features is separated into object classes. For each object class, the data points are convolved with a Gaussian function, resulting in a class distribution curve for each known object class. For each... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and decoding spiking reservoirs with continuous synaptic plasticity

Described is a system for decoding spiking reservoirs even when the spiking reservoir has continuous synaptic plasticity. The system uses a set of training patterns to train a neural network having a spiking reservoir comprised of spiking neurons. A test pattern duration d is estimated for a set of test... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Sparse inference modules for deep learning

Described is a sparse inference module that can be incorporated into a deep learning system. For example, the deep learning system includes a plurality of hierarchical feature channel layers, each feature channel layer having a set of filters. A plurality of sparse inference modules can be included such that a... Hrl Laboratories Llc

General formal concept analysis (fca) framework for classification

Described is system for data classification using formal concept analysis (FCA). In a training phase, the system generates a FCA classification lattice, having a structure, using a set of training data. The set of training data comprises training presentations and classifications corresponding to the training presentations. In a classification phase,... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Emerging defect and safety surveillance system

Described is a system for identifying emerging trends in a consumer product from heterogeneous online data sources. Data extracted from heterogeneous data sources is fused, and consumer product data is identified from the fused data. A baseline distribution for consumer issues related to consumer products is generated from the set... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Increase choice shares with personalized incentives using social media data

Described is a system for using social media data to supplement survey data for discrete choice analysis. Survey data from consumers is segmented into demographic groups. Individual demographic attributes and consumer product attribute preferences are extracted from a set of social media data. Consumer product attribute preferences are determined for... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and ghost removal in video footage using object bounding boxes

Described is a system for ghost removal in video footage. During operation, the system generates a background subtraction map and an original bounding box that surrounds a detected foreground object through background subtraction. A detected foreground map is then generated. The detected foreground map includes at least two detected foreground... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Information secure protocol for mobile proactive secret sharing with near-optimal resilience

Described is a system for mobile proactive secret sharing amongst a set of servers. A First protocol distributes a block of secret data among the set of servers, the block of secret data including shares of data. Each server holds one share of data encoding the block of secret data.... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and detecting attacks on mobile ad hoc networks based on network flux

Described is a system for detecting attacks on mobile networks. The system includes the relevant hardware and components to perform a variety of operations including continuously measuring time-varying signals at each node in a network. The system determines network flux on the time-varying signals of all nodes in the network... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and method to detect attacks on mobile wireless networks based on motif analysis

Described is a system for detecting attacks on networks. A hierarchical representation of activity of a communication network is used to detect and predict sources of misinformation in the communication network. The hierarchical representation includes temporal patterns of communication between at least one pair of nodes, each temporal pattern representing... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and method to detect attacks on mobile wireless networks based on network controllability analysis

Described is a system for detecting attacks of misinformation on communication networks. Network controllability metrics on a graphical representation of a communication network are computed. Changes in the network controllability metrics are detected, and attack of misinformation on the communication network are detected based on the detected changes in the... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and assistive gait intervention and fall prevention

Described is a system for system for gait intervention and fall prevention. The system is incorporated into a body suit having a plurality of distributed sensors and a vestibulo-muscular biostim array. The sensors are operable for providing biosensor data to the analytics module, while the vestibulo-muscular biostim array includes a... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Apparatus for making nanoparticles and nanoparticle suspensions

A wire explosion assembly configured to form nanoparticles by exploding at least a segment of an electrically conductive wire. The wire explosion assembly includes a spool supporting the electrically conductive wire, a vessel defining a wire explosion chamber, means in the wire explosion chamber for pulling the electrically conductive wire... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Microlattice damping material and repeatable energy absorption

Described is a micro-lattice damping material and a method for repeatable energy absorption. The micro-lattice damping material is a cellular material formed of a three-dimensional interconnected network of hollow tubes. This material is operable to provide high damping, specifically acoustic, vibration or shock damping, by utilizing the energy absorption mechanism... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Predicting system trajectories toward critical transitions

Described is a system for predicting system trajectories toward critical transitions. The system transforms a set of multivariate time series of observables of a complex system into a set of symbolic multivariate time series. Then pair-wise time series of a transfer entropy (TE) measure are determined, wherein the TE measure... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Disease prediction system using open source data

Described is a disease prediction system using open source data. The system includes a preprocessing module, a learning module, and a prediction module. The preprocessing module receives a dataset of N trend results related to a disease event and generates an enhanced filter signal (EFS) curve related to the disease... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Inferring the location of users in online social media platforms using social network analysis

Described is a system for inferring the location of users in online social media platforms using social network analysis. A social network is first extracted from data from at least one social media platform. A mapping is generated from each user to the user's estimated geographical location in the social... Hrl Laboratories Llc

Low-adhesion coatings with solid-state lubricants

Some variations provide a low-adhesion coating comprising a continuous matrix containing a first component, a plurality of inclusions containing a second component, and a solid-state lubricant distributed within the coating, wherein one of the first component or the second component is a low-surface-energy polymer, and the other of the first... Hrl Laboratories Llc

System and maintaining security tags and reference counts for objects in computer memory

Described is a system and method for monitoring and enforcing information flow security in software systems. The system maintains security tags and reference counts for objects in computer memory. When an object or a portion of an object in the computer memory is being modified, the system arbitrarily performs operations... Hrl Laboratories Llc

10/19/17 / #20170300788

Method for object detection in digital image and video using spiking neural networks

Described is a system for object detection in images or videos using spiking neural networks. An intensity saliency map is generated from an intensity of an input image having color components using a spiking neural network. Additionally, a color saliency map is generated from a plurality of colors in the... Hrl Laboratories Llc

10/12/17 / #20170292840

Gyromagnetic geopositioning system

A geopositioning system. The geopositioning system includes an accelerometer including three sensing axes, a gyroscope including three sensing axes, and a magnetometer including three sensing axes, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to calculate a location of the geopositioning system as a latitude, longitude, and altitude with... Hrl Laboratories Llc

09/28/17 / #20170274619

Architected materials for enhanced energy absorption

A three-dimensional lattice architecture with a thickness hierarchy includes a first surface and a second surface separated from each other with a distance therebetween defining a thickness of the three-dimensional lattice architecture; a plurality of angled struts extending along a plurality of directions between the first surface and the second... Hrl Laboratories Llc

09/21/17 / #20170267871

Compositions and methods for fabricating durable, low-ice-adhesion coatings

This invention provides durable, low-ice-adhesion coatings with excellent performance in terms of ice-adhesion reduction. Some variations provide a low-ice-adhesion coating comprising a microstructure with a first-material phase and a second-material phase that are microphase-separated on an average length scale of phase inhomogeneity from 1 micron to 100 microns. Some variations... Hrl Laboratories Llc

09/14/17 / #20170263769

Iii-nitride transistor with enhanced doping in base layer

A vertical trench MOSFET comprising: a N-doped substrate of a III-N material; and an epitaxial layer of the III-N material grown on a top surface of the substrate, a N-doped drift region being formed in said epitaxial layer; a P-doped base layer of said III-N material, formed on top of... Hrl Laboratories Llc

07/20/17 / #20170204227

Resin formulations for polymer-derived ceramic materials

This disclosure enables direct 3D printing of preceramic polymers, which can be converted to fully dense ceramics. Some variations provide a preceramic resin formulation comprising a molecule with two or more C═X double bonds or C≡X triple bonds, wherein X is selected from C, S, N, or O, and wherein... Hrl Laboratories Llc

06/22/17 / #20170174910

Reversible, chemically or environmentally responsive polymers, and coatings containing such polymers

We have demonstrated reversibly reducing metal-ion crosslinkages in polymer systems, by harnessing light, creating a dynamic and reversible bond. The reduction induces chemical and physical changes in the polymer materials. Some variations provide a polymer composition comprising: a polymer matrix containing one or more ionic species; one or more photosensitizers;... Hrl Laboratories Llc

06/22/17 / #20170174911

Anti-fouling coatings fabricated from polymers containing ionic species

An anti-fouling coating is provided, containing a continuous matrix comprising a first component; a plurality of inclusions comprising a second component, wherein the first component is a low-surface-energy polymer having a surface energy, and the second component is a hygroscopic material containing one or more ionic species. The low-surface-energy polymer... Hrl Laboratories Llc

05/25/17 / #20170148912

Iii-nitride field-effect transistor with dual gates

A field effect transistor (FET) includes a III-nitride channel layer, a III-nitride barrier layer on the channel layer, a first dielectric on the barrier layer, a first gate trench extending through the first dielectric, and partially or entirely through the barrier layer, a second dielectric on a bottom and walls... Hrl Laboratories Llc

04/13/17 / #20170104477

Gan-on-sapphire monolithically integrated power converter

A half bridge circuit includes a sapphire substrate, a GaN upper switch on the sapphire substrate, a GaN lower switch on the sapphire substrate and coupled to the GaN upper switch, a first conductor coupled to the upper switch, a second conductor coupled to the lower switch, and a capacitor.... Hrl Laboratories Llc

04/06/17 / #20170096568

Structural coatings with dewetting and anti-icing properties, and coating precursors for fabricating same

Variations of this invention provide durable, impact-resistant structural coatings that have both dewetting and anti-icing properties. The coatings in some embodiments possess a self-similar structure that combines a low-cost matrix with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface.... Hrl Laboratories Llc

04/06/17 / #20170099041

Electromechanical frequency selective surface

Several embodiments are disclosed that provide for a frequency selective surface that can be placed like a radome on top of or under an existing radome or as a new radome on top of one or more radiating or receiving apertures or antennas to provide for a high-Q filter function... Hrl Laboratories Llc

03/23/17 / #20170080673

Curved high temperature alloy sandwich panel with a truss core and fabrication method

A lightweight sandwich panel structure with a complex shape and curvature, and a method to fabricate such a panel out of high temperature alloys. Embodiments of a micro-truss core structure that offer high specific strength and stiffness while allowing for curvature, and methods for depositing multiple layers of metals that... Hrl Laboratories Llc

03/02/17 / #20170057193

Sparse truss structures and methods of making the same

A sparse micro-truss structure having a series of unit cells arranged in an array is disclosed. Each of the unit cells includes a series of struts interconnected at a node. Adjacent unit cells are spaced apart by a gap. Spacing apart the adjacent unit cells is configured to reduce the... Hrl Laboratories Llc

03/02/17 / #20170059256

Net-shape structure with micro-truss core

A curved, three-dimensional, ordered micro-truss structure including a series of first struts extending along a first direction, a series of second struts extending along a second direction, and a series of third struts extending along a third direction. The first, second, and third struts interpenetrate one another at a series... Hrl Laboratories Llc

02/16/17 / #20170047453

Tunnel barrier schottky

A diode includes: a semiconductor substrate; a cathode metal layer contacting a bottom of the substrate; a semiconductor drift layer on the substrate; a graded aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN) semiconductor barrier layer on the drift layer and having a larger bandgap than the drift layer, the barrier layer having a... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021417

Semi-passive control of solidification in powdered materials

Disclosed herein are surface-functionalized powders which alter the solidification of the melted powders. Some variations provide a powdered material comprising a plurality of particles fabricated from a first material, wherein each of the particles has a particle surface area that is continuously or intermittently surface-functionalized with nanoparticles and/or microparticles selected... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025518

Vertical iii-nitride semiconductor device with a vertically formed two dimensional electron gas

A HEMT device comprising a III-Nitride material substrate, the surface of which follows a plane that is not parallel to the C-plane of the III-Nitride material; an epitaxial layer of III-Nitride material grown on said substrate; a recess etched in said epitaxial layer, having at least one plane wall parallel... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025765

Surface wave polarization converter

A method and apparatus for converting electromagnetic surface waves from TE mode to TM mode or from TM mode to TE mode. The apparatus includes a dielectric surface having an anisotropic impedance tensor which is preferably obtained by a plurality of electrically conductive unit cells disposed on the dielectric surface... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015550

Spherical nanoparticle hydrides, and methods for making the same

This invention describes spherical nanoparticle hydrides and a method for making them. A method of producing spherical nanoparticle hydrides comprises obtaining an electrically conductive or semiconductive wire fabricated from a base material capable of forming a hydride; exposing the wire to a hydrogen-containing processing gas under pressure; vaporizing the wire... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015600

Thermal and environmental barrier coating for ceramic substrates

A thermal and environmental barrier coating composed of ceramic hollow microspheres sintered together. In one embodiment the microspheres are sintered together with a powder of another material that acts as a binder, or with a powder of a material that may be the same as the material of the hollow... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015922

Low-friction and low-adhesion materials and coatings

Disclosed are materials that possess both low adhesion and the ability to absorb water. The material passively absorbs water from the atmosphere and then expels this water upon impact with debris, to create a self-cleaning layer. The lubrication reduces friction and surface adhesion of the debris (such as an insect),... Hrl Laboratories Llc

01/05/17 / #20170002230

Icephobic coatings with temperature-dependent wetting

Variations of this invention provide durable, impact-resistant structural coatings that have both dewetting and anti-icing properties. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising (a) a continuous matrix; (b) discrete templates that promote surface roughness to inhibit wetting of water; (c) porous voids surrounding the discrete... Hrl Laboratories Llc

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