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Low volatility, high efficiency gas barrier coating for cryo-compressed hydrogen tanks

A bilayer object consisting of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer substrate coated with a composition of matter comprising horizontally aligned exfoliated graphene sheets dispersed in an epoxy binder. A method includes depositing graphene into a hardener, mixing the hardener and the graphene to produce a homogenous composite mixture, adding a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Method for differentially private aggregation in a star topology under a realistic adversarial model

One embodiment provides a system for noise addition to enforce data privacy protection in a star network. In operation, participants may add a noise component to a dataset. An aggregator may receive the noise components from the plurality of participants, compute an overall noise term based on the received noise... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Polymer aerogel for window glazings

An energy efficient window includes a plate of glass having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. A polymer aerogel thermal barrier having a first side and a second side is further provided. One of the first side and the second side of the polymer aerogel... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and scalable real-time micro-object position control with the aid of a digital computer

The system and method described below allow for real-time control over positioning of a micro-object. A movement of at least one micro-object suspended in a medium can be induced by a generation of one or more forces by electrodes proximate to the micro-object. Prior to inducing the movement, a simulation... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Led bulb with integrated thermal and optical diffuser

A light emitting diode (LED) light bulb includes a thermally conductive base and at least one LED assembly disposed on and thermally coupled to a surface of the base. The LED assembly includes at least one LED configured to generate light. A thermal optical diffuser defines an interior volume and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Ink with improved transfer efficiency at low temperature for digital offset printing applications

An ink composition useful for digital offset printing applications includes a colorant and a high viscosity thickening agent. A process for variable data lithographic printing includes applying a dampening fluid to an imaging member surface; forming a latent image by evaporating the dampening fluid from selective locations on the imaging... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Cleaning system architecture with recirculating bath for variable data lithographic printing

A variable lithographic cleaning apparatus, system and method works on the principle that dust and ink residue may be transferred from a lower surface energy reimageable conformable blanket surface to a higher surface energy surface low durometer cleaning member, such as the tacky roller, and then to an even higher... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and visualizing parking enforcement officer movement in real time with the aid of a digital computer

A system and method for visualizing parking enforcement officer movement in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and providing conditional autonomous messaging to parking enforcement officers with the aid of a digital computer

A system and method for providing conditional autonomous messaging to parking enforcement officers with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and optimization of on-demand microtransit

A system and method for optimization of on-demand microtransit is provided. A list of possible stops of one or more vehicles is maintained. A plurality of requests for transportation are received, each of the requests associated with at least one traveler. Travelers to be transported by one of the vehicles... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Methods for rejuvenating an imaging member of an ink-based digital printing system

Disclosed herein are methods for an ink-based digital printing system, comprising providing an imaging member a reimageable surface layer disposed on a structural mounting layer, the reimageable surface layer comprising a fluorosilicone elastomer and an infrared-absorbing filler comprising carbon black, and a plurality of surface defects on the reimageable surface... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Alloy identification device

An electrochemical metal alloy identification device employing electrolytes to measure and identify different potentials of alloys is presented. This includes physical structure, disposables, electrical systems, control circuitry, and algorithms to identify alloys.... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented dynamically generating documents based on user context

A computer-implemented system and method for dynamically generating documents based on user context is provided. Blocks of document content are maintained and contextual data of a user is collected. The contextual data is compared to a set of stored models for the user and one or more models related to... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Enhanced restricted boltzmann machine with prognosibility regularization for prognostics and health assessment

Embodiments of the present invention provide an enhanced Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) system with a novel regularization term to generate features automatically that are suitable for predicting remaining useful life (RUL) of engineered systems such as machines, tools, apparatus, or parts. The system improves the trendability of the output features,... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented building context models in real time

A computer-implemented system and method for building context models in real time is provided. A database of models for a user is maintained. Each model represents a contextual situation and includes one or more actions. Contextual data is collected for the user and a contextual situation is identified for that... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Anilox patterns and doctor blades for metering high viscosity pigmented inks

A chamber blade system maximizes ink flow at an anilox doctor blade by including a heating element adjacent the doctor blade to heat ink adjacent the blade. The heating element may be a heat strip next to an anilox doctor blade that heats the ink adjacent the doctor blade and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Implantable fluid delivery devices, systems, and methods

Devices, systems, and methods for delivering fluid are provided. Devices include a housing configured for intravaginal deployment and retention, at least one reservoir configured to contain a fluid, and a fluid dispensing mechanism configured to dispense the fluid past the cervix and to the uterus of the subject. Methods include... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Hydrodynamic separation (hds) for removing protist predators from algal crops

A method and system removes biological contaminants from an algal crop. A flow of an algal crop containing biological contaminants is provided to a hydrodynamic separator (HDS) system. The flow is controlled by a control mechanism, wherein the biological contaminants are concentrated into a first portion of the flow of... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Self-limiting electrical triggering for initiating fracture of frangible glass

A transient electronic device includes electronic elements (e.g., an SOI- or chip-based IC) and a trigger mechanism disposed on a frangible glass substrate. The trigger mechanism includes a switch that initiates a large trigger current through a self-limiting resistive element in response to a received trigger signal. The self-limiting resistive... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Sensor and heater for stimulus-initiated self-destructing substrate

A self-destructing device includes a stressed substrate with a heater thermally coupled to the stressed substrate. The device includes a power source and trigger circuitry comprising a sensor and a switch. The sensor generates a trigger signal when exposed to a trigger stimulus. The switch couples the power source to... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Device comprising dielectric interlayer

A process for preparing a device and a device including a substrate; an interlayer disposed on the substrate, wherein the interlayer comprises a cured film formed from an interlayer composition, wherein the interlayer composition comprises: an epoxy compound; a polyvinyl phenol; a melamine resin; a solvent; an optional surfactant; and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Devices and methods for the controlled formation and dispension of small drops of highly viscous and/or non-newtonian liquids

A controlled-volume spray deposition system has a fluid feed system including a pair of bi-directional, counter-rotating rollers to dispense fluid as a first surface, the rollers operable to rotate in a first direction to dispense the fluid, a second surface positioned to receive the fluid when the rollers rotate in... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Integral vasculature

A system and method is provided for creating a structure including a vasculature network. A film deposition device is configured to dispense droplets onto a surface of a substrate to form a curable fugitive pre-patterned liquid film on the surface of the substrate. An electrohydrodynamic film patterning (EHD-FP) device has... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Passive sensor tag system

A passive sensor tag system including a passive electronic sensor tag and an external readout. The passive electronic sensor tag including a sensor element configured to sense data in a local environment and to cause a shift in a fundamental electrical resonance frequency characteristic of a sensor circuit based on... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented predicting activity outcome based on user attention

A computer-implemented system and method for predicting activity outcome based on user attention is provided. Sensor data is collected for a user, and an activity performed by a user is identified based on the sensor data. Features of the user are collected while performing the activity and a subject of... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented providing contextually relevant task recommendations to qualified users

A computer-implemented system and method for providing contextually relevant task recommendations to qualified users is provided. Sensor data is collected for a user. The user's location is determined and subsequently, an activity of the user is determined based on the sensor data and the location. Two or more recommendable items... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented providing contextually relevant servicing

A computer-implemented system and method for providing contextually relevant servicing is provided. A request for servicing is received via a call center and assigned to a user. A context of the user is tracked via sensors that are associated with the user. An activity performed by the user during the... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented distributed activity detection

A computer-implemented system and method for distributed activity detection is provided. Contextual data collected for a user performing an activity is processed on a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device extracts features from the contextual data and compares the features with a set of models. Each model represents an... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and gpu maximum register count optimization applied to general matrix-matrix multiplication

A method and system performing a general matrix-matrix multiplication (GEMM) operation using a kernel compiled with optimal maximum register count (MRC). During operation, the system may generate the kernel compiled with optimal MRC. This may involve determining a fastest compiled kernel among a set of compiled kernels by comparing the... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Transient electronic device with ion-exchanged glass treated interposer

A transient electronic device utilizes a glass-based interposer that is treated using ion-exchange processing to increase its fragility, and includes a trigger device operably mounted on a surface thereof. An integrated circuit (IC) die is then bonded to the interposer, and the interposer is mounted to a package structure where... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Thin film reserve battery

A single-electrode battery subassembly includes a separator comprising an electrolyte. The separator has a first surface and an opposing second surface. A single electrode is disposed over the first surface of the separator. A removable, electrically inert substrate disposed on the second surface of the separator.... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and efficient sparse matrix processing

A system and method for efficient sparse matrix processing are provided in one embodiment. A compressed representation of a sparse matrix, the sparse matrix including one or more non-zero entries in one or more of a plurality of portions of the matrix, is obtained by at least one server including... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and speeding up general matrix-vector multiplication on gpu

A method and system for performing general matrix-vector multiplication (GEMV) operations on a graphics processor unit (GPU) using Smart kernels. During operation, the system may generate a set of kernels that includes at least one of a variable-N GEMV kernel and a constant-N GEMV kernel. A constant-N GEMV kernel performs... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Methods and systems for creating aerosols

Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament between diverging surfaces. The stretched fluid filament breaks into droplets that can be harvested... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Single pass imaging using rapidly addressable laser lamination

A system is provided for transferring a marking material from a ribbon to a substrate. The system includes a ribbon take-up device; a ribbon supply source that supplies the ribbon to the ribbon take-up device such that the ribbon is moved in a process direction; a pressure roll located between... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361832

Control system for hybrid vehicles with high degree of hybridization

Systems and methods for controlling and operating a hybrid vehicle having a high degree of hybridization are disclosed. A power flow control system predicts vehicle power demand to drive the hybrid vehicle based on changing conditions during operation of the hybrid vehicle. The power flow control system controls the power... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365071

System and compressing graphs via cliques

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for fast parallel graph compression based on identifying a set of large cliques, which is used to encode the graph. The system provides both permanently-stored and in-memory graph encoding and reduces the space needed to represent and store a graph, the I/O... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366519

Computer-implemented protecting sensitive data via data re-encryption

A computer-implemented method for protecting sensitive data via data re-encryption is provided. Encrypted data is maintained. A data query is received from a user associated with a public key and a secret key. Results of the query are computed by identifying at least a portion of the encrypted data and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355130

System for digital fabrication of graded, hierarchical material structures

A deposition system has a reservoir of a material to be deposited, the material having fibers, a print head having a mixer to generate a mixed flow of the materials having fibers, a flow focusing section arranged to cause short fibers to align inside the print head, and an outlet... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357732

System and efficient interval search using locality-preserving hashing

Embodiments of the present invention provide a time- and space-efficient system for representing and searching a set of intervals to find all the intervals that overlap with a given query interval or point. A new structure called an interval hash table is introduced to significantly reduce the average search time,... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357905

Fast and accurate graphlet estimation

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for fast, accurate, and scalable unbiased graphlet estimation. The system utilizes neighborhood sampling and combinatorial relations to estimate graphlet counts, statistics, and frequency distributions in a small fraction of the computing time of existing systems. The obtained unbiased estimates are highly accurate,... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351406

Localized visual graph filters for complex graph queries

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for querying a graph based on applying filters to a visual representation of the graph. The system allows complicated graph query operations to be performed with ease visually. During operation, the system obtains data indicating vertices and edges of a graph. The... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342634

Sensing multi-material detergent dispensing system

A washing machine has a reservoir configured to hold materials to be washed, the reservoir positioned to receive water from a water source, a drain pipe connected to the reservoir, at least two cleaning agent dispensers, a controller connected to the cleaning agent dispensers, the controller arranged to control water... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344514

System and speeding up general matrix-matrix multiplication on the gpu

A method and system for performing general matrix-matrix multiplication (GEMM) operations on a graphics processor unit (GPU) using Smart kernels. During operation, the system may generate a set of kernels that includes at least one of a variable-dimension variable-K GEMM kernel, a variable-dimension constant-K GEMM kernel, or a combination thereof.... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334141

System and printing path planning for manufacturing of functionally graded materials with the aid of a digital computer

Functionally graded materials can be prepared through additive manufacturing by determining the path that a head of 3D printer can follow while extruding a material mix of a required composition at required points of a layer of an FGM. Each point within the layer is evaluated regarding the directions within... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337177

Natural language web browser

Described are natural language web browsers configured to provide a natural language interface to an existing web browser or a newly created web browser. That is, users interact with the web browser employing speech (or text) as input and output instead of using a mouse and keyboard as input and... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328761

Printed level sensor

The level sensor system includes a level sensor label configured to be associated with a container containing a material whose level is to be sensed, the level sensor label arrangement having a circuit which includes an inductive element electrically connected to a capacitive structure configured to be associated with the... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329357

System and identifying drivers of climate control system demand

A system includes a detection interface that detects signals from which house data and environmental data for at least one house can be collected. The house data includes at least power usage of the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of the house as a function of time. An... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330003

Printed electronic sensing films for detecting large-scale phenomena

A system for remote sensing includes a flexible sheet, having printed thereon electronic sensors, logic components arranged in circuits, the circuits electrically connected to the sensors, memory electrically connected to the circuits, energy harvesting components electrically connected to the circuits, and a communications interface. The system includes a remote reader,... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170319834

Devices and methods for intraluminal retention and drug delivery

Retention devices and methods are provided for drug delivery. The device may include a housing configured for intraluminal deployment into a human or animal subject and at least one reservoir contained within the housing. The at least one reservoir may have an actuation end and a release end and contain... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170320179

System and determining spatial locations of fixture element fixturing points on a part to be manufactured with the aid of a digital computer

Automated fixture layout is approached in two distinct stages. First, the spatial locations of clamping points on the work piece are determined to ensure immobility of the fixtured part under any infinitesimal perturbation. Second, spatial locations are matched against a user-specified library of reconfigurable clamps to synthesize a valid fixture... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170322160

Compositions and methods for performing assays

The disclosure relates to compositions for use in assays, the compositions comprising at least one latent fluorophore including at least one enzyme-reactive quenching group and a conjugative group; and a support connectable to the latent fluorophore by the conjugative group. The disclosure further relates to methods of measuring the presence... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170315948

System and network switching

A system and method for network switching is provided. A plurality of processing modules is accessed and each processing module includes a plurality of processing nodes. Each processing node is associated with an intra-module port and an inter-module port. At least a portion of the processing nodes are connected within... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170317303

Circuit layout for thin film transistors in series or parallel

A thin film device has a source region, a drain region, a first gate disposed between the source region and the drain region, a second gate disposed between the source region and the drain region, wherein the second gate region is in close proximity with the first gate region, a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170317474

Electron beam pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser

A vertical external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL) structure includes a heterostructure and first and second reflectors. The heterostructure comprises an active region having one or more quantum well structures configured to emit radiation at a wavelength, λlase, in response to pumping by an electron beam. One or more layers... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/19/17 / #20170297750

Radiative cooling panels for spacecraft

A self-adjusting passive radiative cooling panel for spacecraft including a dielectric (e.g., HfO2) layer sandwiched between a mirror layer and spaced-apart thin-film phase-change (e.g., thermochromic) material islands disposed in a grating pattern having a lattice constant in the 2 to 10 μm range, depending on expected spacecraft operating temperatures. At... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/19/17 / #20170301258

System and method to create, monitor, and adapt individualized multidimensional health programs

A method and system for delivering a multidimensional wellness coaching program and recommendation to a computing device. During operation, the system receives a request for content to assist the user in achieving a health and wellness goal from the computing device. The system estimates numeric values for a radar chart.... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/12/17 / #20170292546

Complex stress-engineered frangible structures

A stress-engineered frangible structure includes multiple discrete glass members interconnected by inter-structure bonds to form a complex structural shape. Each glass member includes strengthened (i.e., by way of stress-engineering) glass material portions that are configured to transmit propagating fracture forces throughout the glass member. Each inter-structure bond includes a bonding... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/05/17 / #20170284720

System and remotely determining local operating environment of a refrigerant condenser unit

A system is configured to remotely determine characteristics of a local operating environment of an outdoor condenser unit. The system includes a detector configured to sample power consumption of the condenser unit to obtain a sampled power consumption time series. An analyzer receives the sampled time series of the detector... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/21/17 / #20170267251

System and providing context-specific vehicular driver interactions

Interacting with the driver based on the driver's context can keep help keep the driver alert. The context can be determined determining driver characteristics including the interests and by monitoring the circumstances surrounding the driver, such as the state of the driver using sensors included in the vehicle, the state... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/21/17 / #20170270590

System and a real-time egocentric collaborative filter on large datasets

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating a product recommendation. During operation, the system obtains data indicating vertices and edges of a graph. The vertices represent consumers and products and an edge represents an access relationship. The system may receive a query indicating an ego for... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/21/17 / #20170272246

Fault-tolerant aggregation of encrypted data in a star network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates encrypted-domain aggregation of data in a star network. During operation, the system receives a set of ciphertexts, representing respective encrypted polynomial shares, of an input value from each participant in a plurality of participants. Each ciphertext in the set of ciphertexts is associated... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170259280

Filament extension atomizers

A method of atomizing a fluid using a pair of counter-rotating rollers including a first roller having grooves, the grooves enclosed by a pair of fins extending away from the first surface and a second roller having channels, the first and second rollers aligned with each other such that the... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170260313

Mechanically robust linked particle networks

A method of forming lightweight structures from particle networks includes functionalizing edges of particles of an anisotropic material, exfoliating of the particles to form sheets of the material, aligning the sheets of material to form a network of multi-layered and aligned particles, and forming a structure out of the network... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170263997

Deployable phased array antenna assembly

A lightweight deployable antenna assembly for, e.g., microsatellites including multifilar (e.g., quadrifilar) antenna (MHA) structures rigidly maintained in an array pattern by a lightweight linkage and collectively controlled by a central antenna feed circuit and local antenna feed circuits to perform phased array antenna operations. The linkage is preferably an... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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09/14/17 / #20170264591

System and proxy-based privacy protection

User privacy while browsing the Internet can be preserved by reversing the man-in-the-middle attack using a distributed network of proxy servers. The proxy servers receive user requests to load webpages of interest to a user and simulate the user's web-browsing activity by retrieving the target webpage from a target server.... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170264834

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A method of calibrating a hyperspectral imaging device includes illuminating a hyperspectral imaging sensor with a light source having known spectral properties, sampling the light from the light source with the hyperspectral imaging sensor to obtain sampled spectral properties, and calibrating a performance characteristic of the hyperspectral imaging sensor based... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170264835

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A method of operating a hyperspectral imaging device includes receiving a light beam at a liquid crystal retarding device, and driving the liquid crystal retarding device with a pre-computed voltage waveform, wherein the voltage waveform is selected to reach a target optical retardance over time for the liquid crystal retarding... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/31/17 / #20170246803

Curing device for additive manufacturing systems deposited in 3d space

A curing device includes a curing platform having at least one curing component arranged on a surface of the curing platform facing a print direction and at least one actuator connecting the curing platform to a dispensing tip. A three dimensional printing system includes a reservoir of curable material, a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/24/17 / #20170239929

Hierarchical laminates fabricated from micro-scale, digitally patterned films

A method of manufacturing a hierarchical laminate including forming a first hierarchical film, coating the first hierarchical film with an adhesive, stacking a second hierarchical film on the first hierarchical film, and curing the adhesive. A laminate structure has at least two electrohydrodynamic patterned film layers, the at least two... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170234964

Computer-implemented object tracking via identifier-tracker pairings

A computer-implemented system and method for object tracking via identifier-tracker pairings is provided. An identifier with data for a tracker is received. The tracker is paired with the identifier and also associated with an object. The tracker is identified based on the received identifier. A location of the tracker is... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170235601

Dynamically adaptive, resource aware scheduling

The following relates generally to computer system efficiency improvements. Broadly, systems and methods are disclosed that improve efficiency in a cluster of nodes by efficient processing of tasks among nodes in the cluster of nodes. Assignment of tasks to compute nodes may be based on learned CPU capabilities and I/O... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170237003

Surface treatment of hydrophobic ferroelectric polymers for printing

An embodiment is a method and apparatus to treat surface of polymer for printing. Surface of a polymer having a surface energy modified for a time period to control a feature characteristic and/or provide a hysteresis behavior. A material is printed on the surface to form a circuit pattern having... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/10/17 / #20170225004

Focused magnetic stimulation for modulation of nerve circuits

A neuromodulation device includes electrically conductive coils arranged in an array and circuitry coupled to energize the coils in the array using current pulses that generate an electromagnetic field. The circuitry is configured to control one or more parameters of the current pulses, including at least amplitude and phase of... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/10/17 / #20170225452

Tunable surfactants in dampening fluids for digital offset ink printing applications

A dampening fluid useful in offset ink printing applications contains water and a surfactant whose structure can be altered. The alteration in structure aids in reducing accumulation of the surfactant on the surface of an imaging member. The surfactant can be decomposed, switched between cis-trans states, or polymerizable with ink... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/03/17 / #20170220028

Planning of computer numerical control (cnc) machining operations with the aid of a digital computer

A Web-based system and method creates one or more qualitatively distinct process plans for machining a part. The surfaces of the part are modeled and parameters for a plurality of CNC machining tools are obtained, including the orientations along which the tool cuts away raw material. A maximal set of... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/03/17 / #20170221795

Through hole arrays for flexible layer interconnects

Disclosed is an integrated circuit arrangement including a two sided circuit board, having a first surface and a second surface. A plurality of electrical conductors is incorporated as part of the two sided circuit board. An array of through holes extend through the first surface and the second surface, arranged... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170212504

Assembly template with integrated sensing network

A microassembler system includes an alignment surface, a two-dimensional array of electrodes adjacent the alignment surface, a sensor network arranged adjacent the array of electrodes, and a control computer electrically connected to the array of electrodes and the sensor network, the control computer to receive signals from the sensor network... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170214661

Method and system for interest encryption in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient content exchange in a CCN. During operation, the system receives, generates, by a client computing device, an interest with a name that includes a routable prefix and a first hash of one or more original name components, wherein the name is a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170215284

Structural designs for stretchable, conformal electrical interconnects

Disclosed is a conformable, stretchable and electrical conductive structure, which includes an auxetic structure, and a plurality of electrical conductors. The plurality of electrical conductors being incorporated within the auxetic structure, to form conformable, stretchable electrical interconnects, configured based on a design of the auxetic structure and placement of the... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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07/20/17 / #20170203505

Additive deposition system and method

An additive deposition system and method, the system including generating an aerosol of additive material that is charged and deposited onto a selectively charged substrate. Selectively charging the substrate includes uniformly charging a surface of the substrate, selectively removing charged from the substrate to create charged and neutral regions of... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170205734

Multipass transfer surface for dynamic assembly

An intermediate transfer surface includes a substrate, a two-dimensional array of electrodes, a dielectric spacer layer on the two-dimensional array of electrodes, and a voltage controller electrically connected to the array of electrodes. A method of manufacturing an intermediate transfer surface, depositing an array of etch stops on a conductive... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170205972

Computer-implemented providing a data rerepresentation

A computer-implemented system and method for providing a data rerepresentation is provided. A representation of data from a first application is identified and a rerepresentation of the data from the first application is generated. The rerepresentation includes one of a modification format rerepresentation that changes a presentation of the data... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170208631

Methods for fast, secure and privacy-friendly internet connection discovery in wireless networks

A method and system for verifying Internet connectivity at an access point in a fast, secure, and privacy-friendly manner. During operation, the system may perform passive network discovery, challenge response discovery, and/or active discovery to verify Internet connectivity for a mobile device. Passive network discovery involves the mobile device using... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/13/17 / #20170200862

Small-sized light-emitting diode chiplets and fabrication thereof

Diode includes first metal layer, coupled to p-type III-N layer and to first terminal, has a substantially equal lateral size to the p-type III-N layer. Central portion of light emitting region on first side and first metal layer includes first via that is etched through p-type portion, light emitting region... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/13/17 / #20170201577

Chandra-toueg consensus in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates secure communication between computing entities. During operation, the system generates a first interest that indicates a vote for a value associated with a group prefix and a round number. In response to the first interest, the system receives a first content object that... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170188564

Unwanted plant removal system having variable optics

Embodiments of an apparatus and methods can removing unwanted plants or weeds from an area such as an agricultural plot or lawn. The apparatus includes a three-dimensional imager configured to capture plant images and locate plants; an image processor configured to distinguish between wanted and unwanted plants based upon the... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170190196

Single pass imaging using rapidly addressable laser lamination

A system is provided for transferring a marking material from a ribbon to a substrate. The system includes a ribbon take-up device; a ribbon supply source that supplies the ribbon to the ribbon take-up device such that the ribbon is moved in a process direction; a pressure roll located between... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170191020

Thermochromic sensing devices, systems, and methods

A test vessel includes one or more test locations configured to contain a medium suitable for culturing a live substance. A thermochromic material is thermally coupled to the one or more test locations. The thermochromic material is configured to exhibit a spectral shift in light emanating from the thermochromic material... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170191107

Thermochromic sensing devices, systems, and methods

One or more live substances is cultured at a plurality of test locations of a test vessel. The test locations include a thermochromic material and one or more test substances. A spectral shift in light emanating from the thermochromic material of the test locations is detected. The spectral shift occurs... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170191881

Thermochromic sensing for nanocalorimetry

A nanocalorimeter device includes a substrate having test cells, each test cell comprising a sample location. Each sample location includes a reaction surface suitable for an enthalpic reaction of constituents of liquid droplets, droplet movement and configured to merge the droplets, and a layer of thermochromic material thermally coupled to... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170192824

Pervasive state estimation and an application to distributed systems

The following relates generally to computer system efficiency improvements. Broadly, systems and methods are disclosed that improve efficiency in a cluster of nodes by efficient processing of tasks among nodes in a cluster of nodes. Initially, tasks may be scheduled on the nodes in the cluster of nodes. Following that,... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170193121

Computer-implemented updating user interest profiles

A computer-implemented system and method for updating user interest profiles is provided. An interest profile having a mapping of interest categories and interest scores for each interest category is obtained. User generated items are identified from online profiles and a portion of the user generated items are associated with a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170193143

Method for modelica-based system fault analysis at the design stage

A new and/or improved method, apparatus and/or system is disclosed which aids in extending correct behavioral models to include fault modes and in fault mode analysis of components and/or systems in simulated model environments, including, e.g., FMEA and FMECA and diagnostic fault tree generation.... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/29/17 / #20170187054

Flowing electrolyte fuel cell with improved performance and stability

A flowing electrolyte fuel cell system design (DHCFC-Flow) is provided. The use of a flowing oxygen-saturated electrolyte in a fuel cell offers a significant enhancement in the cell performance characteristics. The mass transfer and reaction kinetics of the superoxide/peroxide/oxide ion (mobile oxygen ion species) in the fuel cell are enhanced... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170173826

Fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheets for thermoforming

A method of manufacturing a fiber reinforced thermoplastic part includes placing fibers, fixing the fibers in place, cutting the fibers, infusing the fibers with a thermoplastic polymer, stacking multiple sheets of the fibers, and molding the multiple sheets together. A method of manufacturing a part includes placing original fibers, fixing... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170176976

Toolpath planning process for conductive materials

A method of generating a tool path for an additive manufacturing process, the tool path having an input polygon for a thick region, and an input path for a wire region. The method includes offsetting the input polygon by a minimum step over distance, creating a set of contour parallel... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170178819

Multilayer capacitor

A capacitor device includes a plurality of capacitors arranged into a shape. Each capacitor of the plurality of capacitors has a first external electrode on a first side of the capacitor and a second external electrode on a second side of the capacitor opposing the first side. A first plate... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170167755

Solar receiver with metamaterials-enhanced solar light absorbing structure

A metamaterials-enhanced solar receiver for a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant includes spectrally-selective metamaterials-enhanced surface features engineered into the sunlight-receiving (upward-facing) surface of a high melting point sunlight absorbing material. The spectrally-selective features include substantially cube-shaped microcavities surrounded by associated interlaced walls disposed in a periodic (waffle-like) array having a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170167993

Device health estimation by combining contextual information with sensor data

A method and system for detecting fault in a machine. During operation, the system obtains control signals and corresponding sensor data that indicates a condition of the machine. The system determines consistent time intervals for each of the control signals. During a consistent time interval the standard deviation of a... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170170955

Key catalogs in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient key retrieval by using key catalogs in a content centric network. During operation, the system generates, by a client computing device, a first interest for a key indicated in a signed key catalog. In response to receiving the key, the system verifies... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170171958

Bare die integration with printed components on flexible substrate without laser cut

Provided is a manufacturing process for electronic circuit components such as bare dies, and packaged integrated chips, among other configurations, to form electronic assemblies. The surface of the electronic circuit component carries electronic elements such as conductive traces and/or other configurations including contact pads. A method for forming an electronic... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated








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