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12/29/11 / #20110321164

Method and system for adaptive vulnerability scanning of an application

A musical early-learning system in particular for young children, the system comprising a shelter or wall (10) having acoustic properties and that defines a space that is accessible to children, being fitted with loudspeakers (16) and control switches (18) connected to a computer system (20) so that the children actuating the control switches (18) cause predetermined sequences of sounds to be reproduced inside the shelter (10).. . . . A method and system for adaptive vulnerability scanning (avs) of an application is provided. The adaptive vulnerability scanning of an application assists in identifying new vulnerabilities dynamically. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110321140

System and method for automatically learning mailbox configuration conventions

A system and method automatically learns mailbox configuration conventions. The validator module determines a valid set of configuration parameters used for accessing an electronic mailbox of a user within a mail domain after receiving configuration information from the user that is limited in the configuration parameters required for accessing the electronic mailbox. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320813

Network system and authentication method thereof

A management server includes an encryption processor for individually scrambling a control program and authentication information in response to a transmission request from a terminal, a merging unit for merging the control program and the authentication information subsequent to scrambling, a communication control unit for transmitting the merge information to the terminal, and a permission signal generator for checking decrypted authentication information from the terminal against the original authentication information, and generating a permission signal that permits the control program to be installed if the decrypted authentication signal matches the original authentication signal. The terminal includes a communication control unit for transmitting the transmission request to the management server, a decryption processor unit for separating the control program and the authentication information from the merge signal from the management server, and individually decrypting the control program and the authentication information, the communication control unit for returning the decrypted authentication information to the management server, and an installation processor unit for starting installing the control program in response to a reception of the permission signal from the management server.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320767

Parallelization of online learning algorithms

Methods, systems, and media are provided for a dynamic batch strategy utilized in parallelization of online learning algorithms. The dynamic batch strategy provides a merge function on the basis of a threshold level difference between the original model state and an updated model state, rather than according to a constant or pre-determined batch size. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320717

Storage control apparatus, storage system and method

A storage control apparatus includes a memory configured to store access management information concerning access from a host to each of a plurality of logical volumes, and a controller configured to refer to the access management information read from the memory, when receiving an entirety of updated data from the host, to set a write mode for data transfer from each of the plurality of logical volumes to the corresponding physical volume on the basis of the access management information to one of a difference data write mode in which difference data indicating a difference between an entirety of data stored in a storage apparatus and the entirety of updated data is written into a storage apparatus and an entire data write mode in which the entirety of updated data is written into the storage apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320551

Content sharing using access identifiers

The application concerns sharing content generated within a system for one or more application displays to be displayed on a first computing device of a first user. A second user is sent a message concerning sharing sharable content wherein the sharable content includes at least a portion of content from the one or more application displays that were generated for the first user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320476

Television-based search using metadata

A system includes a device such as a television interfaced to one or more servers through a network connection. The device (television) has software that accesses metadata related to a video stream and incorporates at least one search term from the metadata along with optional viewer-provided terms into a search query that is sent to one or more search engines through the network, returning one or more search results which are formatted and displayed on the device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320459

Term identification method and apparatus

A method of assigning an identifier to a mention of an entity in a document carried out by computing apparatus including a display and one or more user operable input devices. A plurality of candidate identifiers are received from a term identification module in respect of a mention of an entity in a document, each candidate identifier being a reference to an entity in connection with which entity property data is stored in one or more entity databases. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320387

Graph-based transfer learning

Transfer learning is the task of leveraging the information from labeled examples in some domains to predict the labels for examples in another domain. It finds abundant practical applications, such as sentiment prediction, image classification and network intrusion detection. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320376

Methods and apparatus for returning items via a tote delivery service

Methods and apparatus for managing tote deliveries by a tote delivery service. The tote delivery service directs delivery of items ordered by customers via a network site to delivery addresses corresponding to the customers in reusable totes on upcoming tote delivery days. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320367

Method to appraise a patent asset and a system to recommend action to owner

A method for appraising patent includes: determining a set of static factors and a set of dynamic factors for evaluating a set of patents; determining a vector of weighted values for the set of static factors and the set of dynamic factors for each patent in the set of patents; determining a value score for each patent from the vector of weighted values for the static factors and the dynamic factors determined for the patent; receiving a request for a recommended action on one or more patents of the set of patents, where the request comprises parameters for the recommended action, where the parameters comprise the value scores determined for the one or more patents; searching for the one or more patents satisfying the parameters; and returning a list of patents found. The vector of weighted values may be determined based on information collected from internal sources and external sources.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320340

System and method for data collection, storage and analysis for use in managing risk associated with lending portfolio assets

A computer-assisted, automated method and system for combining loan and asset data in a data warehouse, which provides an early warning system for potential risks and a facility for portfolio and market analysis. The system provides online access, data manipulation, analytical capabilities and report production. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320289

Mobile payment system

An apparatus for engaging in wireless commercial transactions includes a mobile phone equipped with a dedicated actuator for initiating a commercial transaction, and an optical input for receiving information concerning prices of goods; a network hub for wireless exchange information between a commercial establishment and said mobile phone within the boundaries of the establishment; and a financial/authorization institution for associating a pin number with said mobile phone and for authorizing transactions initiated by said mobile phone.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320256

City parking services with area based loyalty programs

Apparatus and methods related providing city services, such as parking, are described. Methods and apparatus for providing parking rewards programs are described. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320236

System and method of information technology application deployment

The invention generally relates to it, and more particularly, to a method and system to achieve project-based diffusion of it innovations. In accordance with aspects of the invention, the system comprises three integrated components. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320189

Systems and methods for filtering dictated and non-dictated sections of documents

A system and method for filtering documents to determine section boundaries between dictated and non-dictated text. The system and method identifies portions of a text report that correspond to an original dictation and, correspondingly, those portions that are not part of the original dictation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320151

Portable electronic apparatus and geomagnetism sensor calibration method

A portable electronic apparatus able to suppress a drop of display precision concerning a bearing due to a drop of a detection precision of geomagnetism accompanying non-contact communication by electromagnetic coupling etc. And a calibration method of a geomagnetism sensor are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320140

Inline overflow protection and leak detection system and method

A system and method for automatically detecting unwanted continuous flow of water or other liquids, either from intentional use or from a leak in the faucet/plumbing system and for automatically turning off the water faucet or dispensing apparatus when unwanted flow conditions are detected to prevent water from being wasted, overflowing and/or causing property damage.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320134

Smart faucet and water filtration system and method

A system and method for automatically monitoring water quality information directly by using sensors to test water in a plumbing system or indirectly by monitoring government or other warnings that can be received wireless or over wireline. In response the system and method identify a water treatment/enhancement protocol and perform this protocol on the water supply in the house/building.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320049

Drug component admixture library for a drug infusion delivery system

Minimizing improper dosage of a drug admixture (including a single primary drug component and at least one second drug component). For each drug component in the drug admixture, receiving a name of the drug component along with its dosage unit, a maximum dose warning level and a maximum concentration warning level. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110320026

System and method for data mining and feature tracking for fab-wide prediction and control

System and method for data mining and feature tracking for fab-wide prediction and control are described. One embodiment is a system comprising a database for storing raw wafer manufacturing data; a data mining module for processing the raw wafer manufacturing data to select the best data therefrom in accordance with at least one of a plurality of knowledge-, statistic-, and effect-based processes; and a feature tracking module associated with the data mining module and comprising a self-learning model wherein a sensitivity of the self-learning model is dynamically tuned to meet real-time production circumstances, the feature tracking module receiving the selected data from the data mining module and generating prediction and control data therefrom; wherein the prediction and control data are used to control future processes in the wafer fabrication facility.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110319661

Process for producing (meth) acrylic acid

A process for producing (meth)acrylic acid of the present invention comprises the steps in the following order: a crystallization step of supplying a cooling medium cooled by a heat source device to a crystallizer to obtain a (meth)acrylic acid crystal from a crude (meth)acrylic acid solution; an adjustment step of returning the cooling medium discharged from the crystallizer to the crystallizer without cooling; a sweating step of supplying a heating medium to the crystallizer to partially melt the (meth)acrylic acid crystal, thereby obtaining a melted liquid, and discharging the melted liquid from the crystallizer; and a melting step of supplying the heating medium to the crystallizer to melt the (meth)acrylic acid crystal, thereby obtaining purified (meth)acrylic acid. According to the present invention, purified (meth)acrylic acid with high purity can be obtained.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110319380

Compounds for treating disorders mediated by metabotropic glutamate receptor 5, and methods of use thereof

Provided herein are compounds and methods of synthesis thereof. The compounds set forth herein are useful for the treatment, prevention, and/or management of various disorders, such as neurological disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, disorders of cognition, learning or memory, gastrointestinal disorders, lower urinary tract disorder, and cancer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110319233

Turn weight plate

Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to weight plates. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to nested weight plates including a first weight plate increment and a second weight plate increment configured to receive the first weight plate increment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110319094

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a positioning unit acquiring positioning information on a latitude and longitude showing a position of the positioning unit; a transmission unit transmitting a time-series log, which includes the positioning information acquired by the positioning unit, to a server; a reception unit receiving an activity model showing an activity state of a user, the activity model being obtained by a learning process carried out by the server based on the time-series log; a recognition unit recognizing a present activity state of the user using the positioning information acquired by the positioning unit and the activity model received by the reception unit; and a prediction unit predicting behavior of the user from the present activity state of the user recognized by the recognition unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318931

Method of forming a micro-pattern for semiconductor devices

Methods of forming integrated circuit devices utilize fine width patterning techniques to define conductive or insulating patterns having relatively narrow and relative wide lateral dimensions. A target material layer is formed on a substrate and first and second mask layers of different material are formed in sequence on the target material layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318927

Multiple patterning lithography using spacer and self-aligned assist patterns

The present invention relates to lithographic apparatuses and processes, and more particularly to multiple patterning lithography for printing target patterns beyond the limits of resolution of the lithographic apparatus. Self-aligned assist pattern (sap) is derived from original design layout in an automated manner using geometric boolean operations based on some predefined design rules, and are included in the mask layout for efficient self-alignment of various sub-layouts of the target pattern during a multiple patterning lithography process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318867

Substrate transport method

An embodiment of the substrate transport method of the present invention includes a plasma cvd apparatus (10), a first transport robot (20) that retrieves the plurality of substrates processed by the plasma cvd apparatus (10) one by one, and sequentially storing the substrates in a substrate cassette (30) capable of loading substrates in multiple stages, and a second transport robot (40) that retrieves the substrates from the substrate cassette (3) one by one and transports the substrates to a pre-patterning alignment step (50). The first transport robot (20) sequentially retrieves substrates (1a to 1e) inside a load lock chamber (12) starting with a lowermost stage, and sequentially stores the substrates (1a to 1e) in the substrate cassette (30) starting with an uppermost stage, for example, and the second transport robot (40) sequentially retrieves the substrates (1a to 1e) stored in the substrate cassette (30) starting with the uppermost stage, and transports the substrates (1a to 1e) to the alignment step (50).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318762

Graft-versus-host disease predicting marker and use thereof

A test method that provides data useful in predicting the probability of onset of acute graft-versus-host disease (gvhd) is described along with a kit for performing the method, and a pharmaceutical preparation and a molecular targeted therapy for treating or preventing gvhd. The test method includes measuring the blood dnam-1 concentration of a patient of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from bone marrow or the like over a period after the transplantation to provide data concerning the transition of the concentration to an abnormally high level deviating from the normal range, whereby the probability of the development of acute graft-versus-host disease is predicted, the risk of the development is estimated, or therapeutic effects after the development are evaluated. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318723

Studying system and method with virtual cards

The studying system and studying method using virtual card are described. The present invention comprises: (1) a course scheduling feature that divides study courses into a plurality of study sessions considering the learning situations of the user, selects and assigns virtual flash cards to such study sessions, and determines the sequence of such virtual flash cards contained in such study sessions; (2) a session management feature that carries out such study sessions by displaying the front side of the virtual flash cards contained in such study sessions and by allowing the users to enter answers to such virtual flash cards; and (3) an entry management feature that provides an interface for users to enter such answers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318722

Method and system for career integrated online learning

An online system enrolls students and manpower resources and connects to a suitable careers based on their back-ground, skills and choices and provides appropriate learning with appropriate assessments to connect/map suitable careers to the student while learning. Allows clients to provide requirements along with related position specifications to compare, check, and engage resources for a position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318718

Bartending kit and method

The present invention is a kit and method allowing a user to make a multitude of mixed drinks from a limited amount of drinkable alcohol. The kit includes various standard bartending tools and an instruction set for teaching the user how to make mixed drinks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318716

System and method to measure effectiveness of business learning

The invention generally describes learning solutions and related methods for managing the learning and training needs of an organization in a manner that is responsive to dynamic business timelines, goals and strategic objectives. Business goals are determined through examination of existing business data sources, so as to tailor learning solutions to business impacts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318672

Mask design and opc for device manufacture

Described herein is mask design and modeling for a set of masks to be successively imaged to print a composite pattern on a substrate, such as a semiconductor wafer. Further described herein is a method of double patterning a substrate with the set of masks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318542

Fluorine-containing compound, fluorine-containing polymer compound, resist composition and patterning method using same

When the fluorine-containing polymer compound is used in a resist compound for pattern formation by high energy radiation of 300 nm or less wavelength or electron beam radiation, it is possible to form a resist pattern with a good rectangular profile.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318534

Low viscosity monomer for patterning optical tape

A method for forming an optical tape for data storage from a substrate film includes a step of patterning a curable liquid composition onto a side of the substrate film. Characteristically, the curable liquid composition includes a free radical photoinitiator and a polymerizable component that includes at least one acrylate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318506

Optical tape media patterning using cationic polymerizable monomers

A method for forming an optical tape for data storage from a substrate film includes a step of patterning a curable liquid composition onto a side of the substrate film. Characteristically, the curable liquid composition includes a cationic photoinitiator and a polymerizable component selected from the group consisting of vinyl ethers, cyclohexene oxides, glycidyl ether epoxides, and combinations thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318480

Method of manufacturing substrate using a carrier

A method of manufacturing a substrate using a carrier, that includes preparing a carrier having a releasing layer, and insulating layers and metal layers sequentially disposed on both sides of the releasing layer; patterning the metal layers to form base circuit layers; forming buildup layers on the base circuit layers; executing a routing process to separate the insulating layers from the releasing layer; and forming solder resist layers on the buildup layers and forming openings in the solder resist layers and the insulating layers to expose pads.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318456

Barbecue chocolate dip set

A set for preparing molten chocolate or a chocolate dip on a barbecue which includes chocolate and a suitable cooking container for melting the chocolate using the heat of a burning barbecue, whereby the chocolate is provided as a suitable chocolate formulation and preferably also in a suitable form for being molten in the cooking container using the heat of a burning barbecue.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318257

Production of graphene sheets and features via laser processing of graphite oxide/ graphene oxide

Graphene production using a continuous or pulsed laser beam focused on a substrate of graphite oxide in a significantly inert environment is disclosed. Laser-induced graphene features are characterized by a 2d-band in the raman spectra. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318239

Sulfur dioxide generator with aqueous gas mixer/aerator

An apparatus for burning sulfur to produce sulfur dioxide, which sulfur dioxide is associated with a multi-channel gas valve associated with other gas sources to selectively be blended each into water by a combination mixer/aerator to aerate water in one monde, admix sulfur dioxide with water to form sulfurous acid in another mode, and stir and mix water without gases in a third mode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318226

Calibration slide for fluorescence detection instruments and process of preparation

The present invention relates to calibration slides for fluorescence detection instruments and processing method of making them. The aim of this invention is to disclose calibration slides with high photostability and long lifetime for fluorescence detection instruments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318209

Fluid-flow system, device and method

Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed for combining fluids of different pressures and flow rates in, for example, gas gathering systems, gas wells, and other areas in which independently powered compressors are not desired. Methods, devices, and systems for turning a shaft are also provided, as are methods, devices, and systems for dropping pressure in a gas line.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110318042

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of functions including a function of executing an operation involving use of a consumable, a selecting unit that selects one function from the plurality of functions, a detector that detects a remaining level of the consumable and a controller. The controller is operable to switch displayed contents to information corresponding to the one function when the one function is selected, instruct execution of an operation corresponding to the changed displayed information, display a warning indication when the remaining level of the consumable is not more than a predetermined level, determine whether the selected one function is the function of executing the operation involving use of the consumable, and inhibit the switching the displayed contents when one function is selected and is determined to be the function of executing the operation involving use of the consumable while the warning indication is displayed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317700

Method for real-time synchronization of arp record in rsmlt cluster

Embodiments herein include systems and methods for providing a mechanism for efficient data synchronization of arp records between two peer nodes of an smlt system. Such techniques include modifying control information of arp packets transmitted between peer nodes of the smlt system to indicate originating smlt ports. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317699

Method for media access control address learning and learning rate suppression

A method, apparatus and computer program product for media access control (mac) address learning and learning rate suppression are presented. A forwarding data unit (fdu) maintains two cache tables, each of the cache tables used for harvesting mac addresses. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317622

Methods and systems for notifying a party at an end-user premise when a particular event occurs at another end-user premise

Methods and systems to notify a party at a given premise when a particular event, such as a fire, an intrusion, an emergency or another event, occurs at another premise. One method comprises: obtaining an indication of a particular event at a first end-user premise, the first end-user premise including first end-user equipment connected to a communications network via a first communication link; establishing a wireless communication link between the first end-user equipment and second end-user equipment at a second end-user premise, the second end-user equipment being connected to the communications network via a second communication link; and causing the first end-user equipment to transmit information to the second end-user equipment via the wireless communication link to instruct the second end-user equipment to issue a notification concerning the particular event. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317533

Recording and reproducing apparatus and laser driving pulse adjusting method

A recording and reproducing apparatus includes: an optical head unit irradiating a laser beam on an optical recording medium and performing writing and readout of information represented by marks and spaces on the medium; a laser-driving-pulse generating unit generating and supplying a laser driving pulse to the head unit, and causing the head unit to execute laser beam irradiation; an evaluation-value measuring unit measuring an evaluation value representing an error of an edge position of the mark; and a control and calculating unit causing the apparatus to separately execute, concerning mark lengths to be adjusted among mark lengths of the laser driving pulse, for each set of mark lengths grouped in advance, trial writing with shift amounts of edge positions of a laser driving pulse concerning the lengths belonging to the set changed, causing the apparatus to execute readout of a signal recorded by the execution of the trial writing, causing the measuring unit to measure an evaluation value under setting of the respective shift amounts, and obtaining an optimum edge shift amount of the laser driving pulse for each of the lengths to be adjusted.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317210

Information processing apparatus, print control method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus for selecting the stored print job or the document data as a print target according to a user operation via an input device, performing setting of printing to the selected print target according to the user operation, and comparing the setting information included in the print job with the setting information indicating the contents of the performed setting when it is determined that the print job is selected, and when the comparison indicates that the setting information included in the print job and the setting information indicating the contents of the setting performed in the setting unit match, performing warning, and when the comparison indicates that the setting information included in the print job and the setting information indicating the contents of the setting performed in the setting unit do not match, instructing the image forming apparatus to perform printing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317195

Image forming apparatus

In an image forming apparatus including a control unit made of a display panel and a touch panel display for providing preview display, the touch panel display includes : a finished state preview controller for displaying the finished state of a hard copy formed by the image forming apparatus, on the display panel; and a confirmatory display controller for displaying preview images for confirmation in a turning manner. The display panel includes a first display area for displaying the finished state of the hard copy, a second display area for displaying a image of the page to be turned for confirmation and a third display area for displaying the images that have been displayed for confirmation, in order in a layered manner.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317141

Lithographic apparatus

A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam; a support constructed to support a patterning device, the device being capable of imparting the beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam; a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a stage system to position the table relative to a reference structure; a projection system configured to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate; an optical measurement system including a sensor part and an optical part, the optical part being configured to optically interact with the patterned radiation beam and to transmit a result from the interaction as output to the sensor part, wherein the optical part is arranged on the table, and the sensor part is arranged on the stage system or the reference structure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317137

Lithographic apparatus and lithographic apparatus cooling method

A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam; a support constructed to support a patterning device, the patterning device being capable of imparting the radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam; a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate; and a cooling system to cool a part of the lithographic apparatus with increased cooling capabilities to reduce the heat transfer from the part to other parts of the apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110317070

Information processing apparatus, method for controlling information processing apparatus, and recording medium storing program for controlling information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes a video signal output unit to output different video signals to a first display unit and a second display unit, a screen switching input unit to input an instruction for switching between a screen displayed on the first display unit and a screen displayed on the second display unit, a determining unit to determine whether an input source of the input path selected for the first display unit is the video signal output unit, and an input control unit turning on the first display unit when the first display unit is turned off at the time of reception of the switching instruction, the input control unit switching the input source to the video signal output unit when the determining unit determines that the input source is not the video signal output unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316904

Liquid droplet circulation control apparatus, liquid droplet ejection apparatus, and computer readable storage medium

There is provided a liquid droplet circulation control apparatus including: a first circulation controller that sets a first circulation mode in which liquid is circulated with pressure control by driving a supply side pressure generator and a return side pressure generator, the supply side pressure generator supplying the liquid to the liquid droplet ejector and the return side pressure generator returning the liquid from the liquid droplet ejector; a second circulation controller that sets a second circulation mode in which the liquid is circulated by driving the supply side pressure generator and/or the return side pressure generator, such that the liquid is made to bypass at least the liquid droplet ejector; a selector that selects one or other circulation modes; and a setting unit that sets a circulation path of the liquid based on the selected circulation mode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316719

Intersection safety driving system

A vehicle sensor and a human sensor are comprised to a traffic sign and the road surface indicator, and warning is displayed in mark, indicate lamp where a driver is easy to make viewing. With intersection safety driving system 100, the control unit can detect vehicle v1, v2 which are going to come in the intersection by vehicle sensor 112 comprised on the traffic sign which there is. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316718

Off-road motor vehicle warning system

A warning system for vehicles that comprises a transmitter and a receiver for respectively transmitting a signal to an approaching vehicle or receiving a signal from an approaching vehicle. A light actuated upon receiving a signal from another vehicle and visible to the other vehicle indicates to the other vehicle that it is approaching a vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316710

Detecting device and battery box using the same

A detecting device is used for detecting a battery leak, a positive terminal of the battery is electrically connected to a first contact, a negative terminal of the battery is electrically connected to a second contact. The detecting device includes a first conductor, a second conductor electrically connected to the second contact, and a warning unit electrically connected between the first contact and the first conductor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316704

System and method for automatic capture and archive of clinically meaningful vitals

Medical vital signs (110) are captured, recorded, processed, and a signal quality assessment (160) is computed based on signal waveform components such as slope, amplitude, time to rise, time at peak, and degree to which signal peaks (420) and valleys (430). The signal assessment (160) may be used as a basis for rating the quality (130) of the underlying vital signal, to increase the quality of the signal by removing noisy segments and physiologically impossible peaks (424) and valleys (434), to detect a parameter value (120), to label a waveform (140), or to prompt an alarm (550) to indicate the signal has reached a critical level and issue a warning to the user of the vital data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316699

Multi-sense environmental monitoring device and method

An environmental monitoring device for detecting and warning users of unhealthy levels of a given substance is disclosed having more than one sensor for each substance to be detected. Each sensor for each substance detected may be positioned in more than one plane or surface on the device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316696

Multi-stage color activated system to detect unauthorized processing of medical devices

A medical device (101), such as a blood pressure cuff or other device, includes an unauthorized reprocessing warning (406) printed in a first printable media (103). The first printable media (103) is configured to change from a first state to a second state upon exposure to an applied stimulus (203). ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316694

Overhang warning device

Suspended or overhanging of obstructions are selectively signaled to an individual by a device that can worn by an individual. The device includes a first sensor that is oriented to selectively detect a suspended or overhanging obstruction at an elevation above the housing and a second distance sensor that is oriented to selectively detect an object at an elevation of the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316685

Method and apparatus for controlling lane keeping and apparatus for warning of escape from lane

The disclosure relates to a lane keeping control method and apparatus, and an apparatus for warning of a lane escape. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for controlling lane keeping and an apparatus for warning of an escape from a lane, which generate a lane escape warning only on a specific condition in which a vehicle is expected to actually escape from a lane, so that the apparatus and method can reduce the generation of an unnecessary lane escape warning that may cause the inconvenience of a driver.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316510

Load drive device

A load drive device capable of expanding a range of an output power by improving a linearity thereof when the output power varies. This device includes an output circuit 14 for supplying an electric power to an led 10, a feedback circuit 28 for turning on or off the electric power supplied to the led 10 according to a duty ratio of a burst signal to control the electric power and generating a control value for controlling the led 10 based on an a/d-converted value obtained by detecting an output current lout to the led 10 to send out the control value to the output circuit when the supply of the electric power is in an on-state, a burst signal previous value correcting circuit 64 for correcting a presently generated control value y based on the a/d-converted value v and the previous control value x which are generated every cycle of the burst signal, and a duty ratio determination circuit 66 for allowing the burst signal previous value correcting circuit 64 to operate upon determining that the duty ratio of the burst signal goes above or below a reference value.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316437

Electronic device for switching on a fluorescent lamp and fluorescent lamp which comprises said device

The invention relates to an electronic device for turning on a fluorescent lamp and a fluorescent lamp comprising said device, wherein said fluorescent lamp comprises a fluorescent tube (1) having an electrical terminal (2) at each end, and wherein said fluorescent lamp is connected in parallel with an electronic module (3) and a voltage source configured to supply said fluorescent lamp, said electronic module (3) being configured to turn on a burnt-out fluorescent lamp keeping it turned on until the end of its service life as its light intensity is reduced.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316432

Power-saving led lighting apparatus

Disclosed is a power-saving led lighting apparatus in which the full-wave rectified wave form of the commercial power is used as the driving voltage. The led lighting apparatus includes a rectifier circuit part which rectifies commercial power and outputs a rectified voltage; a plurality of led arrays having a plurality of leds connected in series and the rectified voltage of the rectifier circuit part is supplied to an anode of the uppermost led array; a driving part in which one terminal of each switching device for supplying or blocking a driving current to the plurality of led arrays is connected to each anode of the plurality of led arrays, and the other terminal thereof is connected to a cathode of the lowermost led array; and a control part which outputs a control signal for turning on and off the switching devices according to a level of the rectified voltage.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316384

Vibration power generator, vibration power generation device, and electronic device and communication device having viberation power generation device installed

Disclosed is a vibration power generator comprising a first substrate, a first electrode arranged on the first substrate, a second substrate spaced from and opposite to the first substrate, and a second electrode arranged on the second substrate, wherein the first electrode is capable of vibrating with respect to the second substrate, and any one of the first electrode and the second electrode includes a film retaining electric charges, and the vibration generator further comprises a third electrode including a film retaining electric charges arranged on the first substrate, and a fourth electrode including a film retaining electric charges arranged on the second substrate, and wherein the third electrode and the fourth electrode are arranged so that the first substrate is retained in a predetermined position when an external force does not acts on the first substrate, while an electrostatic force capable of returning the first substrate to a predetermined position acts when an external force acts on the first substrate and the first substrate moves with respect to the second substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316222

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus

The present invention provides a sheet feeding apparatus including a sheet stacking portion, a feeding roller, a biasing member, and a cam member, wherein a predetermined idling section in which the feeding roller does not work with rotation of the feeding shaft is provided between the feeding roller and the feeding shaft, the sheet feeding apparatus comprises a returning mechanism which returns the feeding roller to the initial feeding position after the feeding roller finishes feeding the sheet on the sheet stacking portion, and when a sheet feeding operation is started, at a time when the cam member starts rotating together with the feeding shaft and passes the idling section, the feeding roller starts rotating, feeds out the sheet on the sheet stacking portion and then is returned to the initial feeding position by the returning mechanism.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316212

Woodworking vises

Vises utilizing a threaded screw and nut to translate rotary motion of the screw into linear relative movement of vise components. The nut may be a half-nut urged into contact with the screw by a cam that may be operated by a lever located near the handle for turning the screw. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316209

Dual rate shock absorbing apparatus for a suspension system of a heavy off-road vehicle

A dual rate shock absorbing apparatus for a suspension system of a heavy off-road vehicle including a housing having two axially elongated members. A dual rate spring package is disposed in the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316187

Nonmetal material modified thermoplastic resin composite and a method for preparing products using said composite

The invention relates to nonmetal material modified thermoplastic resin composite, comprising the following materials by weight percentages: 50-70% of filling, 25-40% of polypropylene, 3-6% of maleic anhydride modified polypropylene, 1-3% of titanium dioxide and 1-2% antioxidant. Said filling has been modified by stearic acid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316116

Photosensitive resin composition, adhesive film and light-receiving device

An object of the present invention is to provide a photosensitive resin composition which leaves a small amount of resin residues after patterning by light-exposure and development and can reduce condensation between the semiconductor wafer and the transparent substrate under a high temperature and high humidity environment, an adhesive film made of the photosensitive resin composition and a light-receiving device including the adhesive film. The photosensitive resin composition of the present invention contains an alkali soluble resin (a), a photopolymerization initiator (b) and a compound (c) having a phenolic hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110316114

Simplified pitch doubling process flow

A method for fabricating a semiconductor device comprises patterning a layer of photoresist material to form a plurality of mandrels. The method further comprises depositing an oxide material over the plurality of mandrels by an atomic layer deposition (ald) process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315953

Method of forming compound semiconductor

A method of forming a semiconductor is provided and includes patterning a pad and a nanowire onto a wafer, the nanowire being substantially perpendicular with a pad sidewall and substantially parallel with a wafer surface and epitaxially growing on an outer surface of the nanowire a secondary layer of semiconductor material, which is lattice mismatched with respect to a material of the nanowire and substantially free of defects.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315659

Pattern formation method and imprint material

According to one embodiment, a pattern formation method is disclosed. The method can include forming a foundation film on a patterning film. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315490

Intelligent elevator safety monitor

In accordance with at least some embodiments of the present disclosure, a process for determining the safety of an elevator is described. The process may be implemented to collect, by an acceleration sensor, an operational measurement of the elevator in operation, wherein the operational measurement comprises a velocity measurement of the elevator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315439

Multiple patterning wiring board, wiring board wiring board and electronic apparatus

A multiple patterning wiring board includes a base substrate including a plurality of wiring board regions arranged in rows and columns, the wiring board regions each including an electronic component mounting region in a center portion thereof, a dividing groove at borders between wiring board regions in one main face of the base substrate, a lid member bonding region being formed between the electronic component mounting region and the dividing groove in the main face of the base substrate, and the lid member bonding region 1c including a groove, the groove having a width less than or equal to the width of the region and a depth that is less than a depth of the dividing groove.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315432

Method for manufacturing transparent electrode pattern and method for manufacturing electro-optic device having the transparent electrode pattern

Provided are a method for manufacturing a transparent electrode pattern and a method for manufacturing an electro-optic device having the transparent electrode pattern. The method for manufacturing the transparent electrode pattern includes forming a transparent electrode on a light-transmissive substrate, patterning the transparent electrode by removing a portion of the transparent electrode, and forming an insulating protective layer in an edge region of the patterned transparent electrode through a printing process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315414

Screwdriver and control method

A control method for a screw including the following steps: a spindle (14) is driven by a motor (11) in order to turn a screw (19) around an axis of rotation (15). A magnetic field is generated around the turning screw (19). ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315410

Planter with four bar linkage

An agricultural planter includes a frame and left and right wings pivotally attached to respective ends of the frame, all of which have a plurality of spaced row units. Each wing includes a forward bar pivotally coupled to the frame for forward folding for transport and an aft bar having row units attached thereto. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315361

Cooling system having fins

A cooling system is disclosed in which the cooling system comprises a first manifold for receiving a thermal medium from a source, the first manifold having an output port, a second manifold for returning a thermal medium to a source, the second manifold having an input port, a conduit connected between the output port of the first manifold and the input port of the second manifold, and a fin assembly in thermal communication with the conduit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315274

Woodturning tool

A hand-held cutting tool for use in cutting a turning timber workpiece, the cutting tool including a handle end, a tool shank having a width and a height wherein the width is greater than the height, and a curved neck that includes a cutting head. The curved neck is integral to the tool shank and has a width and a height wherein the height is greater than the width. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315056

Solid fuel unit which burns solid fuels together with their volatile gases

The invention relates to solid fuel units having a fuel supply chamber wherein the fuel to be sent for combustion to the combustion region found in the body is placed and the feed mechanism carrying the solid fuel found in the chamber forward. It is characterized in that it includes a main burning block having a fuel and air cell connected to the solid fuel supply chamber and air outlet vents formed on the external wall surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315055

Heavy metal removing apparatus and cement production system

An object of the present invention is to provide a heavy metal removing apparatus which can efficiently remove the heavy metal contained in the dust produced by burning of the raw material containing the heavy metal, and a cement production system comprising the heavy metal removing apparatus. The heavy metal removing apparatus 10 comprises a cyclone separator 11 which separates exhaust gas containing the heavy metal from a part of the dust heated to a temperature equal to or more than a temperature at which the heavy metal can volatilize, a bag filter 13 which is connected to the subsequent stage of the cyclone separator 11 and separates the exhaust gas containing the heavy metal from the remainder of the dust, and a heavy metal removal tower 14 which is connected to the subsequent stage of the bag filter and removes the heavy metal from the exhaust gas.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110315026

Pressing module for impregnated conductor bars of large electrical machines and pressing apparatus equipped therewith

A pressing module for the press-forming and curing of impregnated conductor bars for large electrical machines, such as for example hydro generators, can be distinguished by an improved closing system for applying the pressing pressure, and a pressing apparatus equipped therewith, the handling of which involves significantly reduced work. A pressing module (1) has a pressing vat (2) for applying a horizontal pressing force and a pressing yoke (3) for applying a vertical pressing force. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110314989

Miter saw

The present invention provides a miter saw having a rotary-disc assembly, a swing arm assembly rotatably connected with the rotary-disc assembly, a sliding rod assembly slidably connected with the swing arm assembly, and a cutting head rotatably connected with the sliding rod assembly around a turning shaft of a head section. The miter saw may also have a sliding fixed-length mechanism for the cutting head which is used to fix the cutting head to a specific position relative to the swing arm assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110314966

Method and apparatus for direct reduction ironmaking

An apparatus for producing a reducing gas for direct reduction iron-making includes an internal-heating type reformer for reforming a natural gas by adding steam and oxygen to the natural gas and by partially burning the natural gas to generate reducing gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide; a remover for removing carbon dioxide from exhaust gas generated in the direct reduction iron-making; and a line for recycling as the reducing gas the exhaust gas from which the carbon dioxide is removed by the remover. A method for producing direct reduced iron from a raw material containing iron oxide includes the steps of reforming a natural gas by adding steam and oxygen to the natural gas and by partially burning the natural gas to generate a reducing gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide; reducing the raw material containing iron oxide by using the reducing gas to produce the direct reduced iron; removing carbon dioxide from exhaust gas generated in the reducing step; and recycling as the reducing gas the exhaust gas from which the carbon dioxide is removed in the removing step.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110314818

Cascaded condenser for multi-unit geothermal orc

A pair of organic rankine cycle systems are connected in series with the geothermal fluid passing first through an evaporator of the first system and then through an evaporator of the second system before returning to a sink. Similarly, the cooling tower is arranged to provide cooling water to pass first through the condenser in one system and then through the condenser of the other system, to reduce the total flow required and the size of associated cooling hardware.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110314669

Planar cavity mems and related structures, methods of manufacture and design structures

A method of forming at least one micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) includes patterning a wiring layer to form at least one fixed plate and forming a sacrificial material on the wiring layer. The method further includes forming an insulator layer of one or more films over the at least one fixed plate and exposed portions of an underlying substrate to prevent formation of a reaction product between the wiring layer and a sacrificial material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/11 / #20110314651

Open-weave surface patterning to enable touchscreen accessibility in wearable apparatus

A wearable apparatus for an electronic device permits accessibility of the device's touchscreen while it is being worn on the human body. The wearable apparatus has a front portion that may be embellished with decorative patterns and a back portion that is made of open-weave material to permit direct tactile response of an electronic device's touchscreen through the open-weave material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110314555

Abstractions and automation for enhanced sharing and collaboration

. . . . . . . . The present invention provides methods for using abstractions of people, including dynamic and static groups of people, to enhance the efficiency of the specification and automation of policies for sharing information between users with a “need-to-know.” an instance of the present invention can also provide these users information based on a “time-to-know.” by providing access to information based on group affiliation and properties of the content of the information, the present invention maintains optimal information privacy while minimizing encumbrances to sharing data with appropriate users and even at appropriate times. The present invention can be integrated with other communication technologies to facilitate access to information in a time appropriate manner. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110314551

System or method to assist and automate an information security classification and marking process for government and non-government organizations for information of an electronic document

A software engine runs in a compatible mode with offthe-shelf word processors, e-mail programs and presentation development software and other document development software. The software engine is used for the security classification of sensitive or national security classified information in electronic and resultant hard copy document formats. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110314393

Filtering shared content

The application concerns sharing content generated within a system for one or more application displays to be displayed on a first computing device of a first user. A second user is sent a message concerning sharing sharable content wherein the sharable content includes at least a portion of content from the one or more application displays that were generated for the first user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110314304

Mass storage device memory encryption methods, systems, and apparatus

Mass storage devices and methods for securely storing data are disclosed. The mass storage device includes a communication interface for communicating with a connected host computer, a mass-memory storage component for storing data, a secure key storage component adapted to securely store at least one master secret, and an encryption-decryption component different from the secure key storage component and connected to the secure key storage component and the mass-memory storage component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110314056

Maintaining multiple sets of identity data

A method of assigning the unix computers in a network to one of a plurality of groups called zones, of creating independent sets of unix identity information for each network entity (user or group) for separate zones, and of associating an entity's sets of unix entity information with a single global entity record for the entity in the network's identity resolver. A further method of allowing a unix computer to request entity information from the identity resolver, and of the identity resolver returning resolved entity information appropriate for the requesting computer's zone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110314024

Semantic content searching

One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed that provide for document retrieval where a user can identify key attributes of potential target documents that are desirable (e.g., have a particular semantic content for the user). Further, relevant documents that comprise the desired semantic content can be retrieved. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313961

Method and apparatus for routing data

A method of routing data through a router in a communications network, the method comprising receiving one or more data packets, each packet having a respective destination address and applying a lookup algorithm to each packet, said lookup algorithm being arranged to determine a respective route along which each packet is to be transmitted towards its destination address by searching an associated hierarchical data structure containing routing information for each packet. The method comprising forwarding each packet for transmission to its respective destination address, wherein said lookup algorithm comprises an adaptive learning component that is configured to dynamically identify an optimum starting position for searching within said hierarchical data structure, for each of the data packets, based on the results of one or more earlier searches.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313957

Data processing apparatus, data processing method and program

A data processing apparatus includes: a learning section which obtains parameters of a probability model; a destination and stopover estimating section which estimates a destination node corresponding to a movement destination and a stopover node corresponding to a movement stopover; a current location estimating section which inputs the movement history data of the user within a predetermined time from a current time to the probability model using the parameters obtained by learning, and estimates a current location node corresponding to a current location of the user; a searching section which searches for a route to the destination from the current location of the user; and a calculating section which calculates an arrival probability and a time to reach the searched destination. The learning section includes a known or unknown determining section, a parameter updating section, a new model generating section, and a new model combining section.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313956

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

There is provided an apparatus including an information processing apparatus, including a behavior learning unit that learns an activity model representing an activity state of a user as a probabilistic state transition model from time-series data of the user's location, and that finds a state node corresponding to a location where the user conducts activities using the user's activity model, a candidate assigning unit that assigns category candidates related to location or time to the state node, and a display unit that presents the category candidate to the user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313955

Real-time intelligent virtual characters with learning capabilities

A system, method, and computer-readable instructions for real-time characters with learning capabilities. A plurality of rules are defined in a rules-based system, each of the rules defining a condition that determines a behavior of a virtual agent when the rule is triggered by the condition being satisfied so that upon triggering of multiple rules at the same time, each of the behaviors of the multiple rules whose conditions were satisfied are combined into a resultant behavior for the virtual agent. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313953

Automated classification pipeline tuning under mobile device resource constraints

An architecture and techniques to enable a mobile device to efficiently classify raw sensor data into useful high level inferred data is discussed. Classification efficiency is achieved by tuning the mobile device's raw sensor data classification pipeline to attain a balance of accuracy, latency and energy suitable for mobile devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313947

Financial practice management system and method

There is provided a financial practice management system comprising a database storing client information and cost information; a cost allocation module determines a client servicing value by allocating costs associated with ongoing business activities to the client servicing value and excluding costs associated with new business activities; and an individual client earnings (ice) ratio module determines a client income value derived from the client's business with the financial advisory business, the ice ratio module further determines an ice ratio value for a particular client by dividing the difference between the client income value and the client servicing value with the client income value or the client servicing value, thereby providing a profitability of the particular client. In addition, the invention extends to a method and system to quantify potential new revenue streams which may be generated from products that a client may need during different phases of the client's life.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313899

Method of governing content presentation

A method of governing content presentation includes creating a variable computer-readable document file that includes primarily textual content. A delimiter is inserted at a predetermined position of the textual portion, defining delimited content. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313898

Systems and methods for facitiating card verification over a network

A system and method for facilitating electronic commerce over a network, according to one or more embodiments, includes communicating with a user via a user device and an issuer of payment media via an issuer device over the network, the payment media being issued to the user by the issuer, receiving user instruction over the network to link the payment media to a user account related to the user, prompting the user over the network to input a secure password known only by the issuer and the user, receiving the secure password from the user over the network, verifying that the payment media is owned by the user over the network via a secure protocol, returning a response to the user related to verification of the payment media, and storing payment media verification information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313893

Management and control system for a designated functional space having at least one portal

A control and management system for defined areas such as loading docks, fire stations, and other designated defined areas, employs a card reader, vehicle sensing loop detectors and electric eyes, entrance door sensors and operators, truck securement devices, cameras, a control system with memory, and a wireless connection or internet/intranet connection, is provided to produce event log documentation. The event information is readily accessible by management or supervisory personnel, to see all of the recorded information concerning a specified event. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313865

Ad copy quality detection and scoring

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for evaluating the quality of text within online advertisements using output from a language model are provided. The output from the language model may be used by a machine-learning algorithm to generate a quality score for an individual advertisement. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313845

Learning display parameters to maximize advertising revenue

In one embodiment, an evolving advertising system automatically optimizes internet advertising. A data storage unit 250 may store an evolving advertisement unit 320 with an advertisement characteristic according to an initial configuration parameter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313843

Search advertisement targeting

Described is processing the search results obtained from a search engine to determine advertisements that match properties of those search results. For example, the url-related information or domain-related information in the search results may be used to select an advertisement. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313789

Electronic patient monitoring system

An electronic patient monitoring system comprising a monitoring client module configured to receive real time data from monitoring devices connected to a patient, and historical information pertaining to the patient's physical characteristics, past medical history, current medications, drug allergies, among other information; the monitoring client capable of processing this information to determine whether a treatment ordered by a health care provider is appropriate under the circumstances. The monitoring client module may communicate with a communications module having a user interface, through which orders, such as medication orders, may be entered and transmitted to the monitoring client module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313780

Method for acquiring information from various parties, for preserving and perpetuating said information and for making it available to descendants and future generations for their use

We present a method for providing a service to various parties (e.g. Regular people, institutions, organizations, associations of all kinds) for keeping the information that these parties want (e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313766

Identification of people using multiple types of input

Systems and methods for detecting people or speakers in an automated fashion are disclosed. A pool of features including more than one type of input (like audio input and video input) may be identified and used with a learning algorithm to generate a classifier that identifies people or speakers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313728

Fuel-injector-replacement determining device

A fuel-injector-replacement device obtains a learning value of characteristic data of an injector while an engine is running. The learning value stored in an ecu is updated into the learning value. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313680

Health monitoring system

A machine for processing continuous glucose monitoring data and issuing an alert if hypoglycemia is imminent has three modules: (a) a pre-processing module that receives and modulates continuous glucose monitoring data by reducing noise and adjusting for missed data points and shifts due to calibration; (b) a core algorithm module that receives data from the pre-processing module and calculates a rate of change to make a hypoglycemia prediction, and determine if hypoglycemia is imminent; and (c) an alarm mode module that receives data from the core algorithm and issues an audio or visual alert or warning message or a negative feedback signal to an insulin delivery device if hypoglycemia is imminent.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313633

Device for navigating a motor vehicle and a method of navigating the same

A method and system for navigation of a motor vehicle with reference to current traffic conditions in an area are presented. The navigation of the motor vehicle includes transmitting signals by a signal transceiver to a navigation unit in the motor vehicle, the signals include at least (a) current velocity information of sampling vehicles in the area or (b) current positional information of the sampling vehicles in the area; computing by the navigation unit at least one of the current velocity information and the current positional information to provide a reference value; and issuing by the navigation unit a warning of a traffic incident in the area if the reference value is smaller than a predetermined value.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313621

Power steering apparatus and method

An apparatus for use in turning steerable vehicle wheels includes a power steering motor assembly connected with the steerable vehicle wheels. An engine driven pump connected with the power steering motor assembly is driven by an engine of the vehicle to supply fluid under pressure to the power steering motor assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313617

Sound-directed-outside-vehicle emitting device

A sound-directed-outside-vehicle emitting device includes a storage unit 2-a for storing criteria by each of which to determine whether or not a running zone is a high-risk zone, each of the criteria describing a status of the vehicle, and a navigation device 1-a for acquiring information showing a status of the vehicle. The sound-directed-outside-vehicle emitting device compares the information acquired by the navigation device 1-a with the criteria stored in the storage unit 2-a to determine whether the above-mentioned vehicle is running through a high-risk zone, and does not stop the output of a warning sound when determining that the vehicle is running through a high-risk zone even if a switch 4 for commanding a stop of the output of the warning sound is operated.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313606

Moving body

Water contained in exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack is separated by a gas-liquid separator and is accumulated in a recovery tank. The procedure of the invention sets a release amount of water and selects one or multiple positions for water release, based on the driving conditions including the vehicle speed and the acceleration, the turning state, activation or non-activation of skid reduction control, the distance from any object detected by clearance sonars, a distance from a subsequent vehicle measured by an extremely high frequency radar, and the presence of raindrops detected by a raindrop detection sensor, and releases the water accumulated in the recovery tank from water outlets at the selected one or multiple positions among water outlets at multiple different locations. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313605

Moving body

Water contained in exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack is separated by a gas-liquid separator and is accumulated in a recovery tank. The procedure of the invention sets a release amount of water and selects one or multiple positions for water release, based on the driving conditions including the vehicle speed and the acceleration, the turning state, activation or non-activation of skid reduction control, the distance from any object detected by clearance sonars, a distance from a subsequent vehicle measured by an extremely high frequency radar, and the presence of raindrops detected by a raindrop detection sensor, and releases the water accumulated in the recovery tank from water outlets at the selected one or multiple positions among water outlets at multiple different locations. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313566

Module for regulating quantity of various-shaped tablets in automatic tablet dispenser, and tablet dispensing method thereof

Disclosed are a quantity regulating module of an automatic tablet dispenser, and a tablet dispensing method thereof, which are capable of automatically packing various-shaped tablets, and accurately, rapidly and cleanly controlling supplying of tablets without missing any. The quantity regulating module includes: a module body including an inlet through which a tablet is put, a hopper-side supply part supplying the tablet put through the inlet to a hopper of a medicine packing machine, and a recollecting part returning the tablet put through the inlet to a location from which the tablet starts to be transferred; a detecting sensor counting the number of tablets put through the inlet; and a controller comparing the number of tablets counted by the detecting sensor to a predetermined quantity, transferring the tablets to the hopper-side supply part if the counted number of tablets is equal to the predetermined quantity, and transferring the tablets to the recollecting part if the counted number of tablets exceeds the predetermined quantity.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313350

Drug delivery system

Various embodiments of a “smart” drug delivery system are provided which includes an add-on module and a reusable or disposable drug pen. Upon attachment to the pen, the add-on module may: determine dosage selected, injection of selected dosage, duration of injection, time of injection, whether the pen has been primed or shaken to thoroughly mix up insulin mixtures, transmit information relating to insulin dosage and injection to a data management unit, provide reminders, error warning or messages on improper usage or reusage of needles, track amount of drug remaining on board the pen or duration of usage of pen with respect to expiry of the drug on board, or provide an audible alarm for locating misplaced pen and module.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313349

Medical module for drug delivery pen

Various embodiments of a medical module are provided which includes a primary module housing, a secondary module housing, a dosage sensor, a power source, and a microcontroller. The module is configured to be attached to a disposable drug delivery pen or a reusable drug delivery pen so that the module may: determine dosage selected, injection of selected dosage, duration of injection, time of injection, whether the pen has been primed or shaken to thoroughly mix up insulin mixtures, transmit information relating to insulin dosage and injection to a data management unit, provide reminders, error warning or messages on improper usage or reusage of needles, track amount of drug remaining on board the pen or duration of usage of pen with respect to expiry of the drug on board, or provide an audible alarm for locating misplaced pen and module.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110313309

Neurophysiological central auditory processing evaluation system and method

A system and method of central auditory processing testing and evaluation provides for identifying clinically relevant neural synchrony in the auditory brainstem pathway. The system or method finds use as a tool to evaluate auditory processing disorders, and hence, potential auditory system and/or learning disabilities. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312524

Methods employing non-coding rna expression assays

There is disclosed a method comprising the steps of: carrying out a plurality of expression assays, each expression assay comprising the steps of: carrying out an intervention on a biological system, measuring an expression profile of non-coding rnas in the biological system resulting from the intervention, and storing an expression data set derived from the measured expression profile, the said expression assays concerning either or both a plurality of different interventions and a plurality of different biological systems; and analysing the resulting expression data sets to determine correlations between the effect on the expression profile of non-coding rnas of the respective intervention in groups of two or more expression assays concerning either or both different interventions or different biological systems.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312470

Method and apparatus for remote interactive exercise and health equipment

An exercise system includes a local system having an exercise apparatus and an associated local computer, where the local computer controls and monitors the operation and use, respectively, of the exercise apparatus. The system further includes a remote system having a remote computer, and a transmission medium including a telephone line that couples the local system to the remote system for data communication between the local system and the remote system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312304

Adaptive ringtone detector

A communications system and a method of detecting and learning new ringtones in an automatic manner, comprising a desk phone (1), a hook switch, a ringtone detector (3), and a communications device (2). In a first embodiment a mechanical hook switch device is connected to the desk phone (1), and in a second embodiment an electronic hook switch unit (9) is connected to the desk phone (1). ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312294

Audio hole suppression method and apparatus for a two-way radio

A channel scanning technique and apparatus provides audio hole suppression in two-way radio communications. Upon detecting the absence of a carrier signal on a priority channel during a priority scan mode of operation, a training waveform is constructed upon returning to the home-channel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312272

Remote control device, communication device, remote control method, and program

A remote control device including a near field radio communication unit capable of performing communication in accordance with a near field radio communication method, two or more control communication units each capable of performing communication in accordance with a communication method having a wider communication range than the near field radio communication method, a learning unit that receives learning data to be used for remotely controlling an apparatus to be controlled via the near field radio communication unit, and stores the received learning data into a storage medium, and a remote control unit that transmits a control signal for remotely controlling the apparatus to be controlled via one of the two or more control communication units on the basis of the learning data stored in the storage medium.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312255

Method for multiple cutoff machining of rare earth magnet

A rare earth magnet block is cutoff machined into pieces by rotating a plurality of cutoff abrasive blades. Improvements are made by starting the machining operation from the upper surface of the magnet block downward, interrupting the machining operation, turning the magnet block upside down, placing the magnet block such that the cutoff grooves formed before and after the upside-down turning may be aligned with each other, and restarting the machining operation from the upper surface of the upside-down magnet block downward until the cutoff grooves formed before and after the upside-down turning merge with each other.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312205

Connector

A connector has a base having an opening formed at a front surface, to which a distal end of a flexible printed circuit is inserted, and insertion holes passing from the front surface to a rear surface arranged in a line, a connection terminal inserted into the insertion hole of the base, a support fitting arranged on both side edges of the base in which an elastic temporary holding portion is extended from one end to a first side and a lock long tongue piece is extended to a second side opposite the first side, and an operation lever for supporting a turning shaft portion arranged in a projecting manner from both side end faces on the same axis center at the base so as to be turnable, and including a lock cutout portion so as to communicate to a slit formed along an edge of the side end faces.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312202

Connector

A connector has a base having an opening formed at a front surface of the base, to which a distal end of a flexible printed circuit is inserted, a plurality of insertion holes passing from the front surface to a rear surface arranged in a line at a predetermined pitch, and a fit-in recess at an upper surface of the base, a connection terminal press-fit into the insertion hole of the base from a side, a support fitting assembled to the fit-in recess of the base from an upper side, and including an elastic temporary holding portion capable of engaging a temporary holding cutout portion arranged on both side edges of the distal end of the flexible printed circuit, and an operation lever for supporting a turning shaft portion arranged at both side ends at a bearing of the support fitting in a turnable manner, and driving the connection terminal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312184

Method for forming pattern of semiconductor device

A method for forming a pattern of a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method for forming the semiconductor device pattern can simplify a fabrication process using spacer patterning technology (spt), and at the same time can form a microscopic contact hole. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312183

Method of fine patterning semiconductor device

For patterning during integrated circuit fabrication, a first pattern of first masking structures is formed, and a buffer layer is formed on exposed surfaces of the first masking structures. Also, a second pattern of second masking structures is formed in recesses between the buffer layer at sidewalls of the first masking structures. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312180

Post cmp planarization by cluster ion beam etch

The embodiments of mechanisms described enables improved planarity of substrates, which is crucial for patterning and device yield improvement. Chemical-mechanical polishing (cmp) is used to remove film to planarize the substrate before the final thickness is reached or before all removal film is polished. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312166

Methods of manufacturing power semiconductor devices with shield and gate contacts

Methods of manufacturing power semiconductor devices include forming an epitaxial and dielectric layer, patterning and etching the dielectric layer, forming a first oxide layer, forming a first conductive layer on top of the first oxide layer, etching the first conductive layer away inside an active trench, forming a second oxide layer and second conductive layer. The second conductive layer does not extend completely over the first conductive layer in a first region outside of the active trench. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312157

Wafer dicing using femtosecond-based laser and plasma etch

Methods of dicing semiconductor wafers, each wafer having a plurality of integrated circuits, are described. A method includes forming a mask above the semiconductor wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312151

Pillar structure for memory device and method

A method of forming a memory device. The method provides a semiconductor substrate having a surface region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312146

Bipolar device having buried contacts

This disclosure, in one aspect, provides a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that includes forming a collector for a bipolar transistor within a semiconductor substrate, forming a base within the collector, forming a patterned isolation layer over the collector and base, forming an emitter layer over the patterned isolation layer, forming an isolation layer over the emitter layer, patterning the patterned isolation layer, the emitter layer and the isolation layer to form at least one emitter structure having an isolation region located on a sidewall thereof, and forming a buried contact in the collector to a depth sufficient to adequately contact the collector.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110312124

Method of fabricating thin film solar cell

Disclosed is a method of fabricating a thin film solar cell. A separation process (‘p4’ process) of insulating a thin film solar cell from the outside is integrally performed with a transparent electrode patterning process (‘p3’ process) and a metallic electrode patterning process (‘p3’ process). ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311952

Modularized computer-aided language learning method and system

A modularized computer-aided language learning system utilizing a unique user interface and modularized presentation modules to assist users to learn a language. The system presents a presentation module including a first description of a presentation subject and a placeholder indicating that a second description of the presentation subject is missing from the presentation module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311920

Naphthalene derivative, resist bottom layer material, resist bottom layer forming method, and patterning process

A naphthalene derivative having formula (1) is provided wherein cyclic structures ar1 and ar2 denote a benzene or naphthalene ring, x is a single bond or c1-c10 alkylene, m is 0 or 1, and n is such a natural number as to provide a molecular weight of up to 100,000. A material comprising the naphthalene derivative or a polymer comprising the naphthalene derivative is spin coated to form a resist bottom layer having improved properties. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311781

Method of patterning photosensitive material on a substrate containing a latent acid generator

D. Forming a pattern with at least one opening in the layer of photosensitive material with lithography.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311367

Stator and torque converter

It is an object of the present invention to inhibit generation of a vortex in the position where operating oil separates from a stator and to increase a capacity coefficient by allowing the operating oil to efficiently flow from a turbine to an impeller. A torque converter stator of the present invention is configured to regulate the flow of operating oil returning from a turbine to an impeller within a torque converter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311359

Yaw system for a windmill

The present invention relates to a yaw system 5 for a windmill 1, the windmill comprising a tower 2 and a nacelle 3, the tower and the nacelle being joined by the yaw system and the yaw system further comprising a bearing fixed to the tower, on which bearing the nacelle rests and slides in a yawing movement, and at least one yaw motor arranged to allow the nacelle to perform a rotary motion along the bearing, wherein the yaw system 5 further comprises control means 8 for continuously operating the at least one yaw motor in such a way that the yaw motor strives to manoeuvre the nacelle according to a setpoint. The invention also relates to a method for controlling the yaw of a windmill 1, comprising the steps of determining a set point for the windmill 1, calculating a yaw error based on the set point and a current alignment of the windmill, determining a size and direction of a torque based at least on the yaw error, and applying the torque to at least one yaw motor of a yaw system for turning the turbine, whereby the method also comprises the step of continuously calculating the yaw error and applying the torque in order to strive towards the setpoint.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311256

Fixing device

In a fixing device for electrophotography, a fixing sheet carrying thereon a toner image is passed under application of heat and pressure between a toner heating member and a press roller to fix the toner image onto the a fixing sheet. The fixing device is so controlled that a temperature of the toner heating member is set higher and a temperature of the press roller is set lower in a ready-display state during warm-up for starting the fixing device or returning from a power save mode, respectively compared with corresponding set temperatures of the toner heating member and the press roller in a normal ready state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110311129

Training-free generic object detection in 2-d and 3-d using locally adaptive regression kernels

The present invention provides a method of learning-free detection and localization of actions that includes providing a query video action of interest and providing a target video, obtaining at least one query space-time localized steering kernel (3-d lsk) from the query video action of interest and obtaining at least one target 3-d lsk from the target video, determining at least one query feature from the query 3-d lsk and determining at least one target patch feature from the target 3-d lsk, and outputting a resemblance map, where the resemblance map provides a likelihood of a similarity between each the query feature and each target patch feature to output learning-free detection and localization of actions, where the steps of the method are performed by using an appropriately programmed computer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310849

Method and apparatus for updating a key in an active state

A method for updating a key in an active state is disclosed according to the embodiments of the present invention. The method includes steps of: initiating a key update by a user equipment in the active state or a network side when a pre-defined condition is met; updating the key by the network side and the user equipment, and negotiating an activation time of the new keys. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310796

Display apparatus and method for connecting to video call thereof

Embodiments relates to a display apparatus that can perform a video call and a method of connecting to a video call thereof, in which the method includes: receiving a control signal from an external device where an identification information for a video call is registered when a video call is received; turning on the display apparatus in response to the received control signal; and connecting to the received video call.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310759

Uplink control information (uci) mapping indicator for long term evolution (lte) carrier aggregation

A system and method to instruct a user equipment (ue) how uplink control information (uci) on a physical uplink shared channel (pusch) should be transmitted with carrier aggregation. A semi-static signaling of a uci mapping bit (via a radio resource control (rrc) parameter) is used by a base station such as an enodeb to require the ue to transmit uci using one of two pre-determined uci transmission modes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310705

Digital clock with internet connectivity and multiple resting orientations

A wedge-shaped digital clock wirelessly receives weather, traffic, and other information over the internet for display along with the time of day. The clock is wedge-shaped so that it can rest in two orientations, one with the display tilted back slightly from vertical and one with the display substantially horizontal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310377

Distance measuring apparatus and distance measuring method

A distance measuring apparatus and a distance measuring method that enable high-precision and high-speed measurement by canceling variations of a delay circuit in the distance measuring apparatus are provided. In the apparatus and the method, light emitted by a light source section 10 in a pulsed manner is branched into first reference light r1, second reference light r2, and transmitted measurement light mt, and the difference in detection time among the first reference light r1 having propagated through a first reference light path r1 which causes substantially no optical variations, the second reference light r2 having propagated through a second reference light path in which an optical delay generating section 50 is inserted, and received measurement light mr returning from an object to be measured 160 as a result of radiating the transmitted measurement light to the object to be measured 160 is measured to measure the distance from the object to be measured 160. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310341

Array substrate for fringe field switching mode liquid crystal display device and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing an array substrate for an ffs mode lcd device includes forming a gate line, a gate electrode and a pixel electrode on a substrate; forming a gate insulating layer; forming a data line, source and drain electrodes, and a semiconductor layer on the gate insulating layer, the drain electrode overlapping the pixel electrode; forming a passivation layer on the data line, the source and drain electrodes; forming a contact hole exposing the drain electrode and the pixel electrode by patterning the passivation layer and the gate insulating layer; and forming a common electrode and a connection pattern on the passivation layer, wherein the common electrode includes bar-shaped openings and a hole corresponding to the contact hole, and the connection pattern is disposed in the hole, is spaced apart from the common electrode and contacts the drain electrode and the pixel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310251

Broadcast method and system

A method and system for airing broadcast signals is disclosed. Preferably, the system includes a production truck interface panel receiving a broadcast signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110310137

Image display device

The present invention provides an image display device comprising data lines each supplying a data signal, and a plurality of pixel circuits. Each of the pixel circuits includes a light-emitting element, a capacitor which stores a difference in potential caused by the data signal therein, a drive transistor which has a gate electrode connected to the data line via the capacitor and controls light emission of the light-emitting element based on a difference in potential between the gate electrode and a source electrode thereof, which is generated by a potential supplied by the data line and the potential difference stored in the capacitor, and a variation control switch which causes the difference in potential between the gate and source electrodes of the drive transistor to vary based on the data signal at the turning on thereof and prevents the difference in potential from varying at the turning off thereof.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309931

Low-power wirelessly-linked rfid tracking system

A wirelessly-linked rfid tracking system is disclosed herein. The system includes low-power wirelessly-linked rfid readers in communication with a mine radio network to detect and transmit information received from a plurality of rfid tags. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309923

Thermal detection device for a reversing vehicle

The present invention is a thermal detection device for a reversing vehicle. The thermal detection device for a reversing vehicle warns driver of any warm bodied obstruction such as a person or an animal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309840

Battery anomaly determination apparatus and battery anomaly warning apparatus

A memory stores information that stipulates a standard variable value of a battery residual quantity of a battery during an electric power supply in association with a consumed electric current. A battery anomaly determination apparatus specifies a standard variable value of the battery residual quantity corresponding to a total consumed electric current of loads connected with a battery mounted in a vehicle based on the information stored in the memory, and compares the specified standard variable value of the battery residual quantity with a detection value of the battery residual quantity of the battery mounted in the vehicle, thereby determining and warning an anomaly of the battery.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309819

Regulator circuit

There is provided a regulator circuit capable of increasing the capacity of the output transistor for supplying current, stably generating an internal power supply voltage and adapting to the reduction of a power supply voltage. The regulator circuit includes an output transistor which is supplied with an external power supply voltage and supplies dropped voltage to an internal circuit, a differential amplifier for outputting a gate potential applied to the gate of the output transistor, a reference voltage generating circuit for supplying a reference voltage to the differential amplifier, and a cut-off transistor for turning off the output transistor to stop supplying power to the internal circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309620

Wind turbine generator and nacelle turning method

A wind turbine generator is provided with: a nacelle mounting a wind turbine rotor; a yaw drive device generating drive force for causing yaw turning of the nacelle; a brake mechanism generating braking force for braking the turning of the nacelle; a control system controlling the yaw drive device and the brake mechanism; and a wind speed measurement device measuring wind speed. When detecting occurrence of a high wind speed state based on the wind speed while the nacelle is turned by the yaw drive device, the control device provides braking force for the nacelle by using the brake mechanism in response to the detection of the occurrence of the high wind speed state.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309592

Automobile anti-roll device

An automobile anti-roll device comprises a swing rod attached to the right and the left sides of the car that contain within a slide rod with a roller attached at the lower end. The invention further comprises push-pull rods with drive mechanism comprising a spring for driving the swing rod to swing; a pull hook for returning the push-pull rod back to its original position; a brake for restricting the sliding movement of push-pull rod; a spring for ejecting the swing rod outward; a brake for restricting the slide rod to retract; a pull hook for pulling the slide rod back to its original position; a load-bearing device attached to either the car frame or the swing rod for holding the slide rod. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309582

Method for playing a poker game and tournament featuring no folding of cards by the players

A method for playing a poker game involving a plurality of players p includes the steps of: each player placing the same single ante bet a to create a pot; dealing in order first and second cards face-down to each player. Dealing three flop cards face-up, a fourth turn card face-up, and a fifth river card face-up while dealing three burn cards face-down; turning over each player's respective two dealt cards; determining the best poker hand for each player's two dealt cards in combination with the five face-up cards; paying to the player having the best poker hand the pot p times a and deducting the casino rake and the bad-beat jackpot rake.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309579

Method for playing a poker game featuring dealer play and no folding of cards by the players

A method for playing a poker game involving a dealer and a plurality of players includes the steps of: each player placing the same single ante bet amount to create a pot; the dealer dealing in order first and second cards face-down to each player and to the dealer; the dealer dealing three cards face-up, a fourth turn card face-up, and a fifth river card face-up after dealing three burn cards face-down; each player and the dealer turning over their respective two dealt cards; the dealer determining the best poker hand for each player's two dealt cards and the best poker hand for the dealer's two dealt cards in combination with the five face-up cards; and the dealer paying to the player having the best poker hand being higher than the dealer's best poker hand the pot amount after deducting the casino rake amount and the bad-beat jackpot rake amount.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309398

Composite film and semiconductor light emitting device using the same

The present invention relates to a composite film including a wavelength conversion layer and a diffusive reflection resin layer in a laminated state and being used in a semiconductor light emitting device, in which the wavelength conversion layer contains a phosphor material which absorbs a part or all of excitation light and is excited to emit visible light in a wavelength region longer than a wavelength of the excitation light, the diffusive reflection resin layer is selectively formed with patterning on one surface of the wavelength conversion layer, and a region on the one surface of the wavelength conversion layer where the diffusive reflection resin layer is not formed with patterning is a path of the excitation light which excites the phosphor material in the wavelength conversion layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309334

Graphene/nanostructure fet with self-aligned contact and gate

A method for forming a field effect transistor (fet) includes depositing a channel material on a substrate, the channel material comprising one of graphene or a nanostructure; forming a gate over a first portion of the channel material; forming spacers adjacent to the gate; depositing a contact material over the channel material, gate, and spacers; depositing a dielectric material over the contact material; removing a portion of the dielectric material and a portion of the contact material to expose the top of the gate; recessing the contact material; removing the dielectric material; and patterning the contact material to form a self-aligned contact for the fet, the self-aligned contact being located over a source region and a drain region of the fet, the source region and the drain region comprising a second portion of the channel material.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110309076

Pressure vessel

A gas cylinder for the storage of compressed gas includes a shut-off valve in engagement with a mouth of the cylinder; an external pressure sensor device for sensing pressure in the cylinder, the pressure sensor device being in continuous communication with the interior of the cylinder; a temperature sensor device for sensing temperature of the gas in the cylinder, the temperature sensor device being in thermal communication with the interior of the cylinder; a programmable computing device for calculating information from the temperature and pressure signals concerning the amount of contents in the cylinder; and a display screen operatively associated with the programmable computing device for displaying said information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308942

Microelectrode array sensor for detection of heavy metals in aqueous solutions

In a first aspect, the present invention is directed to a microelectrode array for detecting heavy metals in an aqueous solution. The microelectrode array can comprise a layer of a doped carbon film and a patterning layer arranged on the doped carbon film for defining multiple microelectrodes in the doped carbon film to form the microelectrode array. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308916

Device for transferring bottles held in the neck area by means of grippers or the like

The invention relates to a device (1) for transferring bottles (4), containers, or the like held by means of grippers (3), clips, clamps, or the like, from one transport star wheel (2a) to another (2b), or to a rinser, filler, or the like, wherein such bottles are held only in one plane, particularly below the neck ring. This is achieved in that the grippers (3) are positioned on a plane in the transfer area, having a delivery opening and transfer opening positioned one in front of the other in the transfer area, and having at least one diverting element (6) for sliding or transferring the bottle (4) from a gripper (3a) of a turning circle to a gripper (3b) of the other turning circle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308776

Dust-disposal heat-dissipation device with double cooling fans

A heat dissipation device includes a fin set, a cover, a first fan, a second fan and a control module. The fin set includes a plurality of cooling fins transversely spaced apart and has a substantially flat section at a bottom thereof for contacting a heat source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308743

Device and method for covering/uncovering a structure using a tarpaulin

Device for covering/uncovering a structure using a tarpaulin, including an inflatable tarpaulin and an inflation system capable of deploying, by inflation, the inflatable tarpaulin from an initial position and deflating the inflatable tarpaulin, the inflatable tarpaulin including a return means which is capable of returning the inflatable tarpaulin into said initial position when the system deflates the inflatable tarpaulin.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308696

Method and apparatus for creating and connecting paper shapes with quilled paper

A device for paper quilling is provided, including a turning device with a cavity, a fixed spindle displaced from the turning device, a rewinding spindle with a slot and a connector base, where the connector base is shaped to fit into the shaped cavity so that part of the rewinding spindle sits above the cavity and the rewinding spindle rotates when the turning device rotates.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308582

Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturning method thereof

A photoelectric conversion device with a novel anti-reflection structure is provided. An uneven structure is formed on a surface of a semiconductor by growth of the same or different kind of semiconductor instead of forming an anti-reflection structure by etching a surface of a semiconductor substrate or a semiconductor film. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308482

Method and system for energy generation in a chemical plant by utilizing flare gas

The present techniques provide systems and methods for recovering energy from flare gases in chemical plants and refineries. The systems use an engine to burn a portion of gas diverted from the flare system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308365

Safety device for machine tool

A safety device for a machine tool includes a machine, a main controller, a detection unit, a warning system, a drive circuit and a temporary stop device. The detection unit includes a contact sensing element and a non-contact sensing element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308273

Refrigerating air-conditioning apparatus

The heat-source side unit includes an accumulator provided with a function to separate and collect the foreign material in an existing pipeline, a collecting container for collecting the foreign material separated by the accumulator, and an oil return pipeline for returning refrigerating machine oil to the compressor via a flow amount adjusting device, installed at a lower portion of the accumulator, and at a time of ordinary cooling or heating operation, the refrigerating machine oil is caused to flow into the oil return pipeline, and at a time of pipeline cleaning and foreign material-collecting operations, the flow amount adjusting device is fully closed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308272

Refrigerating air-conditioning apparatus

The heat-source side unit includes an accumulator provided with a function to separate and collect the foreign material in an existing pipeline, a collecting container for collecting the foreign material separated by the accumulator, and an oil return pipeline for returning refrigerating machine oil to the compressor via a flow amount adjusting device, installed at a lower portion of the accumulator, and at a time of ordinary cooling or heating operation, the refrigerating machine oil is caused to flow into the oil return pipeline, and at a time of pipeline cleaning and foreign material-collecting operations, the flow amount adjusting device is fully closed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308167

Gate

A gate (1a-b, 2a-b) with a stand (1a-b) and a rotatable part (2a-b) that is turnable or rotatable relative to the stand. The rotatable part (2a-b) is attached to the stand via a generator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308140

Fuel composition and its use

A method for increasing flamespeed of an internal combustion engine by burning a certain gasoline composition is provided. The gasoline composition contains (a) a major amount of a mixture of hydrocarbons in the gasoline boiling range and (b) a minor amount of at least one hydrocarbon having 5 to 12 carbon atoms and containing at least one cyclopropyl group and at least one acetylenic group.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308045

Handle device of work machine

A work machine handle device having a foldable handle is disclosed. As the handle is to be changed from a folded-up state to a use state, the handle is turned about a frame as a turning fulcrum. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/11 / #20110308040

Handle device of work machine

A work machine handle device includes a handle foldable relative to a frame. The frame has a handle support part about which the handle turns. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307865

User interface inventory

User interface elements are identified and cataloged into a user interface inventory database keyed on a global user interface element identifier. Information is collected for user interface elements activated in an executing application or applications. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307842

Electronic reading device

This invention provides an electronic reading device which comprises an eye glass frame and a camera-projection component mounted on the eye glass frame comprising a projection unit to project an image onto a projection surface and an optical sensor unit to perform a scan of a region near the projection surface, wherein the optical sensor unit is configured to operate as a user interface by detecting a user input based on the scan. The electronic reading device could create the same page-reading experience as well as page-turning experience on to every surface such as walls, tables, or other kinds of panels as reading a conventional book, i.e. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307721

Storage apparatus and power consumption estimation method

Proposed are a storage apparatus and a power consumption estimation method capable of easily and accurately estimating the power consumption of a physical drive without having to use a wattmeter. Operational information concerning a seek amount and a data transfer amount in the relevant hard disk drive which are internally recorded and retained by the respective hard disk drives is collected from each of the hard disk drives, and power consumption of each of the hard disk drives is estimated based on the acquired operational information of each of the hard disk drives.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307667

Memory system

A memory system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first management table that manages addresses concerning the data written in a first storing area; and a second management table that manages, in an address unit of a second management unit, information indicating temporal order of the data stored in the first storing area and manages, for each of addresses in a second management unit, number-of-valid-data information indicating a number of data in the first management unit included in the addresses in the second management unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307636

Method and apparatus for dynamically allocating queue depth by initiator

A method for maximizing i/o requests to a target port is provided. The method includes a storage controller obtaining an initiator allowed queue depth, receiving an i/o request and a current sequence identifier from an initiator logged into the target port, and determining if the initiator allowed queue depth is equal to a first queue depth corresponding to the initiator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307568

System and method for message processing and routing

A message routing system that allows applications at either end of the system to run as-is without modification. The system functions in a multithreaded environment and is capable of handling complex routing rules and message transformation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307437

Local causal and markov blanket induction method for causal discovery and feature selection from data

In many areas, recent developments have generated very large datasets from which it is desired to extract meaningful relationships between the dataset elements. However, to date, the finding of such relationships using prior art methods has proved extremely difficult especially in the biomedical arts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307436

Pattern tree-based rule learning

A pattern tree is constructed based on a plurality of key-value pairs representing portions of a data set. In some implementations, the pattern tree may be used for learning one or more rules for interacting with a source of the data set.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307429

Automated classification algorithm comprising at least one input-invariant part

A classification algorithm is separated into one or more input-invariant parts and one or more input-dependent classification parts. Classifiable electronic data is obtained via a communication network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307424

Determination of training set size for a machine learning system

Automated determination of a number of profiles for a training data set to be used in training a machine learning system for generating target function information from modeled profile parameters. In one embodiment, a first principal component analysis (pca) is performed on a training data set, and a second pca is performed on a combined data set which includes the training data set and a test data set. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307422

Exploring data using multiple machine-learning models

A multiple model data exploration system and method for running multiple machine-learning models simultaneously to understand and explore data. Embodiments of the system and method allow a user to gain a greater understanding of the data and to gain new insights into their data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307396

Education tool for assessing students

A computer-implemented method and system for managing student assessments may include: 1) receiving new assessments from a user base, 2) associating the new assessments with a standard learning objective, 3) storing the new assessment to a database of assessments, 4) providing the user base with searchable access to the database of assessments, the database of assessments filterable by the standard learning objective associated with each of the assessments, 5) receiving an assessment selection from a user within the user base, 6) rendering the selected assessment to the user so that the selected assessment can be used to assess students' competency level of the standard learning objective associated with the selected assessment. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307339

Advertisement rotation

A system and method for delivering content over a network is provided. Content may be primary content (e.g., music or a movie) or ancillary content (e.g., an advertisement). ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307310

Method and apparatus for receiving unsolicited content

One embodiment is concerned with the receipt of unsolicited content, such as advertisement messages, but also including other data, such as network control data, warning messages, or the like, at an apparatus, and also how such unsolicited content is displayed to the user of the apparatus. For example, the unsolicited content may be combined with or replace an image being displayed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307271

Identification of specialty drugs

Methods for determining whether a drug is a specialty drug, methods for creating tools to be used in making the determination, and the tools themselves are disclosed. The overall value of a drug depends on the drug's attribute values with respect to each of a set of drug attributes (concerning, e.g., the drug's route of administration, targeted disease, possible adverse reactions, risk of toxicity, cost, need for patient compliance with the treatment regime, and handling, preparation, and/or storage requirements. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307266

Real-time interactive proactive, automated patient tracking and patient/hospital staff/care provider engagement system and method

An interactive courtesy call within a hospital includes admitting a patient and generating unique patient id data and admission time and date data and assigning the patient to a unit for treatment, transferring said data to a computer based device which has software thereon for conducting an interactive telephonic courtesy call with the patient, wherein the software obtains unique patient id data and admission time and date data and monitors location of the patient, treating the patient subsequent to admission and returning the patient to a patient room having a phone, generating one of a predetermined question specific to the treatment or related to hospital facility and initiating an interactive telephonic courtesy call with the patient through the phone by use of a personal prerecorded voice message from an employee of the hospital, and real-time transmitting result data obtained through the interactive telephonic courtesy call to a hospital attendant.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307252

Using utterance classification in telephony and speech recognition applications

Described is the use of utterance classification based methods and other machine learning techniques to provide a telephony application or other voice menu application (e.g., an automotive application) that need not use context-free-grammars to determine a user's spoken intent. A classifier receives text from an information retrieval-based speech recognizer and outputs a semantic label corresponding to the likely intent of a user's speech. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307153

Method and device for controlling disengagement of an automated vehicle master clutch

A method and device are provided for controlling disengagement of an automated vehicle master clutch arranged in a vehicle drivetrain between a vehicle propulsion unit and a step geared transmission. The method includes the steps of determining a first output torque of the propulsion unit prior to initiation of a master clutch disengagement procedure, computing a second output torque of the propulsion unit in dependence of at least the first output torque, and where the second output torque is closer to zero torque than the first output torque, initiating the master clutch disengagement procedure by initiating an oscillation in drive shafts by abruptly altering propulsion unit output torque from the first to the second output torque, and disengaging the master clutch when the oscillation has reached a first oscillation turning point. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110307093

Early-warning apparatus for health detection of servo motor and method for operating the same

An early-warning apparatus for health detection of a servo motor and a method for operating the same are applied to estimate vibration phenomenon of a cnc tool machine. First, a vibration signal is produced through a vibration detecting unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306958

Closed loop cryosurgical pressure and flow regulated system

A system for selectively cooling and warming a cryosurgical instrument using a dual phase cryogen, including: two sources of the cryogen, a first source storing liquid phase cryogen and having a first source heater therein that selectively converts at least some of the liquid phase cryogen into gaseous phase cryogen and a second source storing the gaseous phase cryogen; a cryogen delivery control section selectively delivering cryogen to the tip; a cryogen return path from the tip to the first and second sources; a cryogen return control section that includes a pump that pumps the returning cryogen to the second source; and a pressure control section including a first pressure sensor that senses a pressure in the first source, a second pressure sensor that senses a pressure in the second source, and a pressure regulator that regulates the pressure of the first source based on information from the pressure sensors.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306586

Nmda receptor modulators and uses thereof

Disclosed are compounds having enhanced potency in the modulation of nmda receptor activity. Such compounds are contemplated for use in the treatment of diseases and disorder such as learning, cognitive activities, and analgesia, particularly in alleviating and/or reducing neuropathic pain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306270

Toy device

A toy device that enables a transformable toy to be played individually and in combination with another transformable toy. The toy device includes a transformable toy with a form which can be reversibly changed by turning a plurality of pivotable members, and a base unit on which the transformable toy is mountable. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306214

Method of selectively etching an insulation stack for a metal interconnect

A method of patterning an insulation layer is described. The method includes preparing a film stack on a substrate, wherein the film stack comprises a cap layer, a sicoh-containing layer overlying the cap layer, and a hard mask overlying the sicoh-containing layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306191

Method of manufacturing super-junction semiconductor device

A method of manufacturing a super-junction semiconductor device facilitates increasing the epitaxial growth rate without increasing the manufacturing steps greatly. In substitution for the formation of alignment mark in the surfaces of the second and subsequent non-doped epitaxial layers, patterning for forming a new alignment mark is conducted simultaneously with the resist pattering for selective ion-implantation into the second and subsequent non-doped epitaxial layers in order to form the new alignment mark at a position different from the position, at which the initial alignment mark is formed, and to form the new alignment mark in every one or more repeated epitaxial layer growth cycles.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306174

Patterning method for high density pillar structures

A method of making a device includes forming a first photoresist layer over a sacrificial layer, patterning the first photoresist layer to form first photoresist features, rendering the first photoresist features insoluble to a solvent, forming a second photoresist layer over the first photoresist features, patterning the second photoresist layer to form second photoresist features, forming a spacer layer over the first and second photoresist features, etching the spacer layer to form spacer features and to expose the first and second photoresist features, forming third photoresist features between the spacer features, removing the spacer features, and patterning the sacrificial layer using the first, second and third photoresist features as a mask to form sacrificial features.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306164

Method for manufacturing solar cell

A method for manufacturing a solar cell according to an exemplary embodiment includes: forming a first doping film on a substrate; patterning the first doping film so as to form a first doping film pattern and so as to expose a portion of the substrate; forming a diffusion prevention film on the first doping film pattern so as to cover the exposed portion of the substrate; etching the diffusion prevention film so as to form spacers on lateral surfaces of the first doping film pattern; forming a second doping film on the first doping film pattern so as to cover the spacer and exposed substrate; forming a first doping region on the substrate surface by diffusing an impurity from the first doping film pattern into the substrate; and forming a second doping region on the substrate surface by diffusing an impurity from the second doping film pattern into the substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110306027

Open and interactive e-learning system and method

A system and method are described that provide nearly universal and simple access by learners everywhere to content developed by authors everywhere to produce an e-learning marketplace. Content is stored and updated centrally and current content is distributed to local content servers via a content delivery network (cdn). ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305990

Method for manufacturing micro-structure

A micro-structure is manufactured by patterning a sacrificial film, forming an inorganic material film on the pattern, providing the inorganic material film with an aperture, and etching away the sacrificial film pattern through the aperture to define a space having the contour of the pattern. The patterning stage includes the steps of (a) forming a sacrificial film using a composition comprising a cresol novolac resin and a crosslinker, (b) exposing patternwise the film to first high-energy radiation, (c) developing, and (d) exposing the sacrificial film pattern to second high-energy radiation and heat treating for thereby forming crosslinks within the cresol novolac resin.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305979

Resist top coat composition and patterning process

The invention provides a resist top coat composition wherein the composition contains polymer (p1-1) with a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 to 500,000, having at least repeating units represented by the following general formulae (1a), (1b-1), and (1c). There can be a resist top coat composition having excellent water repellent and water sliding properties with fewer development defects and with a good resist pattern profile after development, and a patterning process using this composition.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305961

Process for treating a flue gas

A process for treating a flue gas is provided. The process comprises burning an amount of elemental magnesium in the flue gas, optionally to produce magnesium oxide and elemental carbon. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305882

Method for forming thin film pattern and flat display device having the same

The present disclosure is a method for forming a thin film pattern to form a micron-pattern and a flat display device having the same. The method for forming a thin film pattern includes the steps of forming first to third thin film layers on a substrate in succession, forming a first photoresist pattern on the third thin film layer, patterning the second and third thin film layers using the first photoresist pattern as a mask to form first and second thin film mask pattern having line widths different from each other, forming a second photoresist pattern at a region where the first and second thin film mask patterns do not overlap positioned between the first thin film layer and the second thin film mask pattern, removing the first and second thin film mask patterns, and patterning the first thin film layer using the second photoresist pattern as a mask.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305545

System and method for high-volume filling of pharmaceutical prescriptions

A method of retrieving a vial from a carrier includes the steps of: contacting a vial contained within a carrier with a gripper assembly to shift the position of the container to one end of the carrier and to adjust the position of the carrier on a platform from a diverted position to a retrieval position; lifting the vial from the carrier with the gripper assembly; and returning the vial to the carrier with the gripper assembly. Such a method can improve the accuracy and precision of moving the vial to and from the carrier for dispensing.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305534

Cutting tool for drilling and turning

The present invention relates to a cutting tool capable of both drilling and internal/external turning. The cutting tool comprises a generally triangular-shaped cutting insert and a tool holder. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305404

Method and system for example-based face hallucination

A method for example-based face hallucination uses manifold learning to project a plurality of training images in a training database and an input low resolution (lr) face image into a same manifold domain, then iteratively refines the reconstruction basis by selecting a training set having k projected training images which best match the parts of the projected lr face image, where k≦n and n is the number of projected training images. Through the best-match training set, a set of prototype faces are learned, and the set of prototype faces are used as the reconstruction basis to reconstruct a high resolution face image for the input lr face image.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305384

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a first generation unit that generates learning images corresponding to a learning moving image, a first synthesis unit that generates a synthesized learning image such that a plurality of the learning images is arranged at a predetermined location and synthesized, a learning unit that computes a feature amount of the generated synthesized learning image, and performs statistical learning using the feature amount to generate a classifier, a second generation unit that generates determination images, a second synthesis unit that generates a synthesized determination image such that a plurality of the determination images is arranged at a predetermined location and synthesized, a feature amount computation unit that computes a feature amount of the generated synthesized determination image, and a determination unit that determines whether or not the determination image corresponds to a predetermined movement.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305363

Electronic apparatus and speaker thereof

A speaker case is disclosed. The speaker case comprises a main member and a sound guiding member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305220

Methods and devices for managing radio access in a communication system

A method for managing radio access comprises sending of a radio access technology (rat) resource aggregation request from a first radio access network (ran) to a second ran concerning communication with a user equipment connected to a source ran, and returning a response to the first ran. The source ran is the first or second ran. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305097

Semiconductor device and data processing system

A semiconductor device comprises transmission lines, inverting circuits, first, second and third switches, global sense amplifiers, and a control circuit. The first switch switches between the transmission line and the input of the inverting circuit, the second switch switches between the transmission line and the output of the transmission line, and the third switch switches between the adjacent transmission lines. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110305074

Self-aligned bit line under word line memory array

A memory device is described that comprises a plurality of bit lines and an array of vertical transistors arranged on the plurality of bit lines. A plurality of word lines is formed along rows of vertical transistors in the array which comprise thin film sidewalls of word line material and arranged so that the thin film sidewalls merge in the row direction, and do not merge in the column direction, to form word lines. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304942

Sspc with dual fault detectors

A solid state power controller (sspc) for a direct current (dc) electrical system includes a high bandwidth fault detector, the high bandwidth fault detector configured to detect a possible fault and place a power switch of the sspc in saturation at a predetermined current limit; and a low bandwidth fault detector, the low bandwidth fault detector configured to determine whether the possible fault is a confirmed fault, and in the event the possible fault is determined to be the confirmed fault, turning off the power switch, or in the event the possible fault is determined not to be the confirmed fault, turning on the power switch at a minimum on-resistance.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304865

Printing calibration processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and printing calibration processing method

According to one embodiment, a printing calibration processing apparatus includes: a gradation-characteristic-data generating section configured to read images of a printed surface and a rear surface of a test chart output by an image forming section and generate gradation characteristic data of the surfaces; a gradation-correction-date creating section configured to determine a correction value of maximum gradation on the basis of gradation characteristics of the surfaces; a color-material-amount-conversion-data creating section configured to determine a maximum of a color material on the basis of the correction value of the maximum gradation; a color-material-amount-limitation processing section configured to perform, concerning image data for printing, limitation processing for setting the maximum of the color material as an upper limit of a color material use amount; and a gradation correcting section configured to apply gradation correction to the image data subjected to the limitation processing using the gradation correction data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304756

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus comprises: a plurality of memory capacitors for holding signals output from pixels; and a plurality of first switches for respectively connecting the memory capacitors to a common signal line, wherein each of the plurality of memory capacitors includes a terminal connected to the corresponding first switch and supplied with the corresponding signal output from the corresponding pixel, and another terminal supplied with a reference potential, a reference potential supplying unit supplies a first reference potential during a period in which the plurality of memory capacitors hold the signals, and supplies a second reference potential having a potential difference from a potential of the common signal line before turning-on of the first switch, the potential difference being larger than that of the first reference potential, during a period in which the first switches are turned on.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304743

Image recording apparatus, image recording method, image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing system

An image recording apparatus includes an imaging section which images a subject to obtain imaging data. An image quality information acquiring section acquires a plurality of sets of information concerning image quality. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304641

Automated contrast verifications

A developer tool is used to programmatically calculate the contrast between the text and background in a user interface. A luminosity ratio is automatically calculated by the tool by capturing an image of a user interface, archiving user interface elements that do not contain text, performing optical character recognition on the remaining user interface elements to find pixels on the text part of the user interface element and pixels on the background part of the user interface element, and finally calculating the luminosity ratio. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304594

Driver ic, panel driving system, and panel driving method

A panel driving system including a pixel panel and a driver ic is provided. The pixel panel includes a plurality of data lines and a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the data lines includes a switch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304549

Multi-color track ball for use in gaming applications

An opto-mechanical trackball assembly is disclosed with increased functionality. In accordance with an important feature of the invention, a plurality of polychromatic light sources, such as polychromatic leds (also known as rgb leds), are spaced apart and disposed adjacent the trackball. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304548

Mouse provided with a dot pattern reading function

To provide a mouse having a mousse function of being able to input relative position information and a function of being able to input absolute position information while enabling a user to accurately designate a reading position of a code by visual recognition. The mouse is an information input device that reads a dot pattern formed on a medium surface and obtained by patterning xy coordinate values or xy coordinate values and a code value based on a predetermined algorithm, including a casing having a reading hole for reading the dot pattern provided at its bottom, position designation means for designating a predetermined position on the medium surface outside the casing, a dot pattern reading unit for reading the dot pattern on the medium surface just under the reading hole, dot pattern irradiation means for irradiating the medium surface with light to read the dot pattern, and a control unit for calculating the xy coordinate values read by the dot pattern reading unit and a direction of the dot pattern, and correcting the xy coordinate values and the direction of the dot pattern by a predetermined distance and direction, to calculate the predetermined position designated by the position designation means.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304501

Radar return signal processing apparatus and method

According to one embodiment, a radar return signal processing apparatus includes a detector, an estimation unit and an extraction unit. The detector detects an average doppler frequency, a spectrum width, and a received power of each of echoes, from a radar return signal obtained repeatedly at regular intervals. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304296

Light-powered transmitter assembly

Disclosed is a light-powered transmitter assembly for transmitting a wireless signal relating to received light. The assembly comprises a photovoltaic device and an energy storage device connected to the photovoltaic device for receiving charge from the photovoltaic device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304143

Wind generator for installation on a house

Apparatus (10) for generating electricity comprises a plurality of wind turbines (20) each of which has a rotatable shaft (12) on which a rotor assembly (22) is mounted for turning about a magnet assembly (26). The shaft is coupled to a housing (16) which is rotated in response to wind flow to produce shaft rotation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304119

Twin-frame bicycle

The present invention relates to a twin-frame bicycle, particularly to one that can be pedaled by two riders in side-by-side coordination so that the riders and the twin-frame bicycle will incline integrally without tumbling or overturning. At least one articulation mechanism is disposed between a primary bicycle body and an auxiliary bicycle body, wherein the articulation mechanism serves in synergy an articulation parallelogram, and a resilient tension mechanism having an elastic element is disposed between the primary bicycle body and the auxiliary bicycle body and counteracts the deformation of the articulation mechanism to maintain equilibrium.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110304118

Child-powered vehicle

A child-powered vehicle including a body, a front axle rotatably coupled to the body, a rear axle assembly pivotally coupled to the body, and a pair of pedals that drives the front axle and associated wheels for movement. The rear axle is pivotable about a steering axis to alter the orientation of the rear axle with respect to the front axle, such that the steering axis is non-parallel to the rear axle to provide a small turning radius.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303991

Transistor performance improving method with metal gate

The present disclosure provides a method for making a semiconductor device having metal gate stacks. The method includes forming a high k dielectric material layer on a semiconductor substrate; forming a first metal layer on the high k dielectric material layer; forming a silicon layer on the first metal layer; patterning the silicon layer, the first metal layer and the high k dielectric material layer to form a gate stack; and performing a silicidation process to fully change the silicon layer into a silicide electrode.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303915

Compressively stressed fet device structures

Methods for fabricating fet device structures are disclosed. The methods include receiving a fin of a si based material, and converting a region of the fin into an oxide element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303853

X-ray detector and x-ray image detecting method

An x-ray detector and a method of detecting an x-ray image. The method includes: during an offset adjustment, sequentially outputting first gate signals to a plurality of gate lines for turning on the switching devices; during an offset read out, sequentially outputting second gate signals to the plurality of gate lines for turning on the switching devices after a first window time; and during the offset read out, reading electrical signals output by the switching device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303510

Clean, high density, soft-accumulating conveyor

A conveyor segment for clean manufacturing applications. Each conveyor belt segment includes a pair of side rails parallel to each other; a pair of belt-drives for transporting work pieces from a first end to a second end of the belt segment; a pair of driving wheels for turning the belt-drives. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303491

Backup lubrication system for a rotor bearing

A pressurized backup lubricant reservoir (36) with a lubricant line (31) to a rotor bearing (21). A control valve (43) on the backup lubricant line is normally closed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303392

Flat heat pipe

A thin flat heat pipe capable of transporting heat even if it is bent is provided. The flat heat pipe comprises: a working fluid to be evaporated when heated and to be condensed when the heat dissipates; and a wick, which is formed by bundling a plurality of thin wires while twisting along a center axis thereof, and which is adapted to create a capillary pressure for returning the liquid phase working fluid to a portion where evaporation takes place. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303201

Spark intensifier system

Disclosed is a spark plug arc intensifier system that influences the arc of the spark plug at any given performance of the gasoline engine. The intensifier system consists of a microcomputer that applies an additional signal to the lead-in wire coming from the transformer coil of the engine to influence the intensity of arc of the spark plug. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303187

Ignition timing controller for internal combustion engine

An ignition timing controller for an engine includes basic knock-limit ignition timing calculation means that calculates a basic knock-limit ignition timing on the basis of an operating state of the engine; learning-region variation calculation means that learns the knock-limit ignition timing of the engine in two operating regions and thereby calculates a learning-region variation due to octane number and a learning-region variation due to humidity in one of the operating regions; estimated variation calculation means that estimates a variation due to octane number and a variation due to humidity in a present operating state on the basis of the learning-region variation due to octane number and the learning-region variation due to humidity; and knock-limit ignition timing calculation means that calculates the knock-limit ignition timing in the present operating state on the basis of the basic knock-limit ignition timing, the variation due to octane number, and the variation due to humidity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303134

Method and apparatus for treating solid wastes

Waste burning means, gas treating means in communication with said waste burning means and gas separating means in communication with said gas treating means and waste burning means, said waste burning means includes a burning chamber and pressurized pyrolysis chamber, wherein burning chamber is being made such that it is capable of burning completely organic wastes thereof, whereby gas products of combustion are produced, and said pyrolysis chamber being made such that it is capable of converting plastic wastes into synthesis gases through utilization of heat from the burning chamber, heat exchanging means disposed within the burning chamber being arranged in a manner wherein water from a water source is capable of conversion into steam thereof through utilization of heat in the burning chamber, said gas treating means includes a secondary treatment chamber in communication with the burning chamber, wherein high temperature gas products of combustion coming from the burning chamber is capable of mixing with low temperature steam, said gas separating means being arranged such that the gas products mixed with steam coming from the gas treating means is capable of swirling cyclonic motion thereof, thereby allowing the lighter gases to be discharged to the atmosphere and be separated from particulates and heavier gases which are subsequently recycled and feed back into the burning chamber, and steam and synthesis gas lines provided in the waste burning means being arranged such that it is capable of introduction to the burning chamber the steam produced by the heat exchanging means and synthesis gas coming from the pyrolysis chamber.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303061

Coated cutting tool for general turning in heat resistant super alloys (hrsa)

Coated cemented carbide inserts are particularly useful in general turning of superalloys. The inserts are formed from a cemented carbide of wc about 5.0-7.0 wt-% co, and about 0.22-0.43 wt-% cr, where the substrate has a coercivity (hc) of about 19-28 ka/m. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110303041

Throttle twist grip controller with ring potentiometer assembly

A throttle twist grip controller assembly includes a rotatable hand grip, a throttle housing coupled to the hand grip, and a ring potentiometer assembly located in the throttle housing. In one embodiment, the ring potentiometer assembly is fitted and supported on a sleeve associated with the throttle housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110302904

Pulsed detonation cleaning device with multiple folded flow paths

The present application provides a pulsed detonation cleaning device. The pulsed detonation cleaning device may include an air inlet, a fuel inlet, an ignition device in communication with the air inlet and the fuel inlet for creating detonation waves, a number of folded flow paths in communication with the ignition device, and a number of flow turning devices positioned about the folded flow paths such that the detonation waves reverse direction a number of times.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110302831

Charcoal briquet and packaged charcoal briquet product

An improved charcoal briquet having combustion aiding surfaces is packaged in a compact boxed package. A charcoal briquet having improved burning characteristics and also improved shipping and retailing characteristics is thereby provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110302778

Compositions and methods for creating electronic circuitry

The present invention is directed to non-lithographic patterning by laser (or similar-type energy beam) ablation, where the ablation system ultimately results in circuitry features that are relative free from debris induced over-plating defects (debris relating to the ablation process) and fully additive plating induced over-plating defects. Compositions of the invention include a circuit board precursor having an insulating substrate and a cover layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/11 / #20110302768

Processing method of stators

A processing method of stator, comprising the following steps: step 100: forming a stator blank out of a standard bar stock through cold extruding; step 200; turning the excircle, the end faces and the sealing groove of the stator blank prepared in step 100, so as to obtain a semi-finished product of stator; step 300: performing precision broaching on the inner bore of the semi-finished product of stator prepared in step 200, so as to obtain a finished product of stator. The processing method of stator provided in this invention has the following advantages: the blank cutting allowance is small. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302531

Information providing apparatus and information providing method

. . A store server provides an online site for introducing content. The store server displays, on a user terminal, a screen on a hierarchical level that is lower than that of a currently-shown screen when a predetermined entry button is operated by a user and displays, on the user terminal, a screen on a hierarchical level that is higher than that of currently-shown screen when a predetermined cancel button is operated by the user, among screens where a front-page screen displaying a plurality of categories is set to be on a higher hierarchical level, a category screen in which information of a plurality of pieces of content belonging to a same category is aggregated is set to be on a middle hierarchical level, and a detail screen of a piece of content is set to be on a lower hierarchical level. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302517

Learning method for a device for controlling home automation apparatuses in a building

The invention relates to a training method for a device for controlling home automation apparatuses in a building, said method including: a display screen on which each home automation apparatus is represented by any apparatus icon or, failing that, by an apparatus-type icon combined with an apparatus name, an information reception means, characterised in that an action at a control means specific to a home automation apparatus results, at the control device, in the initiation of a step for the automatic search for and selection of the apparatus or apparatus-type icon representing said home automation apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302466

Signal transmission device for elevator

Each of a control panel node 2 and an input/output node 3 has a safety data processing unit 7 and a high reliability communication unit 8. At the time of transmission, the safety data processing unit 7 creates a safety data packet including data about safety and the high reliability communication unit 8 creates a communication data packet including the safety data packet from the safety data processing unit 7 and transmits the communication data packet a predetermined number of times. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302387

Method for managing storage, program and system for the same

A system including plural storage devices provides a technique for controlling storage devices in which files are located by a file system, and turning on or off the storage devices based on prediction of the start or end of access to the files. A program that manages power to the storage devices and data access to the storage devices via the files includes means or functions for allocating a storage device as an area in which a file is located, for selecting a storage device in which a file is located, for predicting that access to a file is started for commanding turning on power to a storage device based on the prediction that access to a file is started, for predicting that access to a file terminates, and for commanding turning off power to a storage device based on the prediction that access to a file terminates.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302347

Class-based compatibility testing and notification

A mobile computing device (mcd) can determine, based on model-specific test result information, whether an accessory may be incompatible with specific mcd functions. In some embodiments, the accessory provides test result information separately indicating a test result for each of a number of mcd models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302255

Technique for providing a personalized electronic messaging service through an information assistance provider

To provide a personalized voice email service, data pertaining to one or more of a user's email accounts, e.g., email addresses and account access data, is maintained in a folder by an information assistance service, which is unaffiliated with the email service providers (e.g., aol, hotmail, etc.) maintaining the user's email accounts. When the user calls the information assistance service, the user's folder is retrieved. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302243

Application server scalability through runtime restrictions enforcement in a distributed application execution system

In an application execution system having a plurality of application servers, each application server stores a plurality of applications, and has computational resources for executing applications in response to received requests. Each application server also includes instructions for loading a respective application into volatile storage and executing the application in response to a request from a client, and for returning a result. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302169

Identifying activities using a hybrid user-activity model

In a user-activity identification technique, a user's actions are monitored while the user is using a computer. While these user actions are associated with user activities, the user activities are initially unspecified, so the tracked user actions constitute unsupervised data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302162

Snippet extraction and ranking

Described herein is a technology that facilitates efficient automated mining of topic-related aspects of user-generated content based on automated analysis of the user-generated content. Locations are automatically learned based on dividing documents into document segments, and decomposing the segments into local topics and global topics. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302147

Methods and apparatus for computing graph similarity via sequence similarity

This disclosure describes systems and methods for identifying and correcting anomalies in web graphs. A web graph is transformed into a sequence of tokens via a walk algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302126

Evaluation predicting device, evaluation predicting method, and program

Disclosed herein is an evaluation predicting device including: an estimating section configured to define a plurality of first latent vectors, a plurality of second latent vectors, evaluation values, a plurality of first feature vectors, a plurality of second feature vectors, a first projection matrix, and a second projection matrix, express the first latent vectors and the second latent vectors, and perform bayesian estimation with the first feature vectors, the second feature vectors, and a known the evaluation value as learning data, and calculate a posterior distribution of a parameter group including the first latent vectors, the second latent vectors, the first projection matrix, and the second projection matrix; and a predicting section configured to calculate a distribution of an unknown the evaluation value on a basis of the posterior distribution of the parameter group.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302124

Mining topic-related aspects from user generated content

Described herein is a technology that facilitates efficient automated mining of topic-related aspects of user generated content based on automated analysis of the user generated content. Locations are automatically learned based on dividing documents into document segments, and decomposing the segments into local topics and global topics. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302116

Data processing device, data processing method, and program

A data processing device including a learning section which expresses user movement history data obtained as learning data as a probability model which expresses activities of a user and learns parameters of the model; a destination and stopover estimation section which estimates a destination node and a stopover node from state nodes of the probability model; a current location estimation section which inputs the user movement history data in the probability model and estimates a current location node which is equivalent to the current location of the user; a searching section which searches for a route from the current location of the user to a destination using information on the estimated destination node and stopover node and the current location node and the probability model obtained by learning; and a calculating section which calculates an arrival probability and a necessary time to the searched destination.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302114

Systems and methods for turbo on-line one-class learning

Methods for one-class learning using support vector machines from a plurality of data batches are provided. A first support vector machine is learned from the plurality of data batches by a processor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302101

Automatic data transmission in response to content of electronic forms satisfying criteria

Automatic transmission of information is generated when the content of a posted electronic form matches a predefined criteria. An interface allows the user to create a criterion template to specify the match criterion without requiring the user to have the skills of a professional programmer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302058

Content playback apparatus, content playback method, program, and recording medium

Provided is a content playback apparatus capable of presenting, while playback a digital content, selling price information for the digital content being reproduced. The content playback apparatus is provided with a content playback portion which reproduces a digital content, a selling price information obtaining portion which obtains selling price information concerning the digital content, and a selling price information presentation portion which presents the obtained selling price information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302031

Click modeling for url placements in query response pages

A “general click model” (gcm) is constructed using a bayesian network that is inherently capable of modeling “tail queries” by building the model on multiple attribute values that are shared across queries. More specifically, the gcm learns and predicts user click behavior towards urls displayed on a query results page returned by a search engine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302020

System and method for networked loyalty program

The present invention provides a system for implementing a loyalty program on a network-wide level. The system associates upc and sku data on a network level to reward consumers and/or to analyze the data for a variety of business purposes, such as market segmentation analyses and/or analyses relating to consumer spending behaviors or patterns, for example. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302019

Exchanging identifiers between wireless communication to determine further information to be exchanged or further services to be provided

A server exchanges information between one or more wireless devices. The server receives second device identifier information from a first wireless device using a wide area wireless network the second device identifier information was previously provided to the first wireless device via short range wireless communication. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302014

Exchanging identifiers between wireless communication to determine further information to be exchanged or further services to be provided

A server exchanges information between one or more wireless devices to complete a transaction. The server receives second device identifier information from a first wireless device using a wide area network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302002

Learning optimal prices

A method comprises: presenting a plurality of offers to one or more offerees, the offers including at least one non-deterministic offer having non-deterministic consideration for the offeree; conducting business activity including the presenting and further including at least one actual business transaction executed in response to an acceptance by an offeree of one of the plurality of offers; receiving offeree decision data during the conducting of business activity; and generating valuation information based on the offeree decision data. Optionally the method further includes generating a new offer based on the generated valuation information and conducting additional business activity including presenting the new offer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110302000

Machine learning for optimization and services

A valuation optimization method includes generating offeree decision information (buyer decision information, by way of illustrative example) by presenting a sequence of mechanisms to a sequence of offerees wherein the mechanisms comprise menus of transaction offers (sale offer menus, by way of illustrative example). Actual transactions (sale transactions, by way of illustrative example) are conducted responsive to acceptances of transaction offers by buyers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301982

Integrated medical software system with clinical decision support

An integrated medical software system with embedded transcription functionality is disclosed. The system comprises a clinical module for capturing clinical data for a patient in a first electronic document and a communication component that communicates the clinical data to a rule-based clinical decision support (cds) system and receives at least one of an alert, warning, reminder, and recommendation back from the cds system based on the clinical data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301968

Methods, systems and computer program products for providing targeted displays for pharmacy signature capture systems

A pharmacy signature capture system can display a targeted message for playing to a signor using criteria that are based on a prescription number that is provided during a pharmacy transaction. The functionality of a signature capture system can thereby be enhanced to provide targeted educational messages concerning the pharmaceutical prescription, targeted messages that indicate alternative medications that may substituted for the pharmaceutical prescription, targeted messages that identify other items that may be desired, targeted messages that solicit participation in a study related to the pharmaceutical prescription and/or other targeted messages. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301955

Predicting and learning carrier phrases for speech input

Predicting and learning users' intended actions on an electronic device based on free-form speech input. Users' actions can be monitored to develop of a list of carrier phrases having one or more actions that correspond to the carrier phrases. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301893

Intelligent tool for detecting perforations and interpretation of data online

The present application relates to a tool for detecting perforations in hydrocarbon pipelines based on the sensing system thereof. The function of said tool is to pass longitudinally through a pipeline of specific diameter, monitoring the thickness thereof and detecting any hole over the path followed and, in accordance with the data obtained, establishing the distance at which the holes are located, calculated from the starting point, the time at the instant of detection and also the circumferential position and size thereof, all the aforesaid as part of an online process implemented as the tool progresses through the target pipeline. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301834

Device and method for vehicle navigation

A method and an electronic device enables warning in a wrong way driving of a vehicle navigation. The electronic device sets a target location for navigation and presets a determination distance for checking whether on a path of a navigation route. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301764

Method of learning a device for controlling home-automation equipment of a building

Method of training a device for controlling home-automation equipment of a building, comprising—a viewing screen; —on which each item of home-automation equipment is represented by an equipment icon, an equipment name being associated with each equipment icon, —and on which are displayed location icons, a location icon representing a set of home-automation equipment installed in one and the same place of the building such as a room or a group of rooms, a location name being associated with each location icon, —a first selection means able to select one of the location icons, a second selection means able to select one of the equipment icons, characterized in that it comprises a step of association between an item of equipment and a location in the course of which the equipment name is automatically modified when an equipment icon is associated with a location icon.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301726

Computerized bowling system

A computerized bowling system having an approach and an adjustable length bowling lane with a lane sensor arrangement in communication with a pin sensor area that collectively provide data on the release, spin and travel of the bowling ball down the lane is disclosed. The far end of the bowling lane includes a backstop area having a display as well as a ball return for returning the ball along a return gutter that runs adjacent the bowling lane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301481

System for quantifying the discrepancy between a patient receiving assisted breathing and a corresponding assistance device

Means (25) forming a man/machine interface for returning this piece of desynchronization information to an operator.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110301447

Versatile video interpretation, visualization, and management system

A process and device for detecting colon cancer by classifying and annotating clinical features in video data containing colonoscopic features by applying a probabilistic analysis to intra-frame and inter-frame relationships between colonoscopic features in spatially and temporally neighboring portions of video frames, and classifying and annotating as clinical features any of the colonoscopic features that satisfy the probabilistic analysis as clinical features. Preferably the probabilistic analysis is hidden markove model analysis, and the process is carried out by a computer trained using semi supervised learning from labeled and unlabeled examples of clinical features in video containing colonoscopic features.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300844

Method for restricting communicating service in roaming in multi mode terminal and apparatus therefor

A method for performing roaming in a dual mode terminal, which includes a first wireless communication module corresponding to a first communication network and a second wireless communication module corresponding to a second communication network, is disclosed. The method comprises acquiring a public land mobile network (plmn) identifier by camping on the first communication network; determining whether connection to the first communication network is roaming by comparing roaming decision information included in the plmn identifier with roaming decision information stored in the dual mode terminal; turning off the second wireless communication module if it is determined that connection to the first communication network is roaming; and transmitting and receiving a signal to and from the first communication network.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300771

Baby band

The baby band is a chest band with attached toys that are always reachable, in any natural infant position. The infant constantly rediscovers toys when returning hands to a natural resting position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300711

Method and system for patterning a substrate

A method of patterning a substrate comprises providing an array of resist features defined by a first pitch and a first gap width between adjacent resist features. Particles are introduced into the array of resist features, wherein the array of resist features becomes hardened. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300686

Methods of fabricating non-volatile memory devices

Methods of forming non-volatile memory devices include forming a semiconductor layer having a first impurity region of first conductivity type extending adjacent a first side thereof and a second impurity region of second conductivity type extending adjacent a second side thereof, on a substrate. A first electrically conductive layer is also provided, which is electrically coupled to the first impurity region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300662

Method of forming pattern and method of producing solid-state image pickup device

Provided is a method of forming a pattern including the steps of forming a first pattern including a depressed or protruding alignment mark on a substrate; forming a flattening layer on the first pattern; removing a part of the flatting layer above the alignment mark; forming a processed layer on the flattening layer to cover the alignment mark; performing alignment by optically detecting a position of the alignment mark from above the processed layer, using light; and forming a second pattern by patterning the processed layer on the basis of the alignment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300516

Tactile tile vocalization

Braille symbols are automatically read aloud, to aid in learning or using braille. More generally, a tile which bears a tactile symbol and a corresponding visual symbol is placed in a sensing area, automatically distinguished from other tiles, and vocalized. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300494

Control system and method for a solid fuel combustion appliance

A control system for a solid fuel combustion appliance, e.g., a wood burning stove, includes a temperature sensor for sensing an output temperature of the appliance. A controller receives the output temperature and controls a damper associated with air flow through the stove to maintain a predetermined temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300473

Method for nanopatterning using nanomasks and light exposure

A nanomask for generating an illumination pattern includes a layer having a first surface and a second surface and a plurality of resonant nano-features disposed on at least a selected one of the first surface and the second surface. The nanomask is configured to provide an illumination pattern adjacent to the second surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300462

Fuel cell stacks and systems with fluid-responsive temperature regulation

Fuel cell stacks and systems with thermal management systems to deliver a liquid heat exchange fluid into thermal communication with the stack and thereafter recycle the stream. In some embodiments, the system is adapted to selectively apportion the recycled liquid stream between a stream that, prior to reuse as a heat exchange stream, is returned to a fluid reservoir and/or selectively cooled, and/or selectively returned to the reservoir and mixed with heat exchange fluid in the reservoir, and a stream that is returned into thermal communication with the stack without returning the stream to the reservoir and/or without heating or cooling and/or without being mixed with additional heat exchange fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110300347

Fabrication of patterned nanofibers

Various methods and systems are provided for the fabrication of patterned nanofibers. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a layer of electrospun nanofibers from a polymer solution and patterning the layer of electrospun nanofibers using ultraviolet (uv) lithography. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110299867

Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the image forming apparatus

According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes: a first paper feeding unit; a second paper feeding unit; a fixing unit configured to fix a developer image transferred onto a sheet; a conveying path configured to convey sheets; a receiving unit configured to receive an execution instruction for duplex printing for continuously printing an image on one surface and on the other surface of a sheet; an acquiring unit configured to acquire, in the printing on one surface, information concerning presence or absence of an image on the other surface; and a processor configured to change, in the printing on one surface, if a result of the acquisition concerning the sheet fed from the first paper feeding unit indicates that an image is present, a paper feeding unit from the first paper feeding unit to the second paper feeding unit and performs control for re-executing the duplex printing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110299764

Method for automated categorization of human face images based on facial traits

A method for automated categorization of human face images based on facial traits, said method comprising a facial trait extracting phase, comprising the steps of: providing a multitude of images comprising human faces, for each image sampling a multitude of points in said image to obtain point sample data, for each sampled point extracting visual features from said point sample data, for each image assigning said visual features to predefined codewords by applying a codebook transform, for each image extracting facial traits by applying a kernel-based learning method's prediction algorithm to said codewords to establish the probability that a facial trait from a predefined set of facial traits is present in said image, and extract said facial trait for said image if said probability is higher than a predefined threshold.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110299141

Information processing apparatus that performs process according to process definition, control method therefor, image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and recording medium storing control program therefor

An information processing apparatus capable of combining images using a ticket in order to lighten user's load concerning operations for setting an image composition process and for selecting a target process definition. The information processing apparatus processes an image read by an image reading unit according to a process definition described by combining one or more information processes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110299023

Liquid crystal display

A liquid crystal display includes a plurality of subpixels respectively having switching elements and arranged in a matrix, a plurality of gate lines connected to the subpixels via the switching elements and transmitting a gate signal for turning on or off the switching elements, and a plurality of data lines connected to the subpixels via the switching elements and transmitting a data voltage. The respective subpixels are located in areas defined by two adjacent gate lines and two adjacent data lines, which are uniquely connected to a pair of gate line and data line, and at least one of the subpixels is connected to the different gate lines or the data line positioned at opposite side with respect to the other subpixel of the same row. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298985

Methods for enhancing the stability and contrast ratio of the display device

A method of enhancing a contrast ratio of a picture of a display device, comprising steps of providing the display device having a light source; continuously receiving plural display signals; and turning off the light source when the display device has a buffer time during which each of the continuously received plural display signals has a picture brightness equal to zero.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298893

Apparatus for reading spectral information

The apparatus for reading spectral information out of image patterns includes a solid-state image sensor for taking pictures of image patterns, a unit for making one-dimensional images out of lights having reflected at the image patterns, a spectroscope introducing the one-dimensional images into the solid-state image sensor, a shutter unit located in front of the solid-state image sensor, and a synchronizer turning the shutter unit on or off in synchronization with movement of the image patterns, the spectroscope disperses lights having entered thereinto into each of wavelengths, and makes three-dimensional image spectrum which is wavelength dispersive for each of pixels in association with each of locations of the image patterns.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298798

Three-dimensional imaging and display system

A three-dimensional imaging and display system is provided in which user input is optically detected in an imaging volume by measuring the path length of an amplitude modulated scanning beam as a function of the phase shift thereof. Visual image user feedback concerning the detected user input is presented.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298704

Three-dimensional imaging and display system

A three-dimensional imaging and display system is provided in which user input is optically detected in an imaging volume by measuring the path length of an amplitude modulated scanning beam as a function of the phase shift thereof. Visual image user feedback concerning the detected user input is presented.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298626

Battery system and management method

A system and method for monitoring the status of a system of battery strings is described. The system includes a current sensor for each of the battery strings, and a controller configured to compare the measured current with criteria to determine whether the battery is in a thermal runaway state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298603

Intersection collision warning system

A system for detecting a collision in an intersection includes a plurality of vehicle detection sensors, a base station and a warning signal apparatus. The plurality of vehicle detection sensors are positioned preceding the intersection for detecting and transmitting velocity and position data of at least two vehicles. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298602

Dual-vision driving safety warning device and method thereof

The present invention discloses a dual-vision driving safety warning device and a method thereof. The device of the present invention comprises an image capture unit, an image processing unit, a vehicle status sensing unit, a warning judgment logic, and at least one warning unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298525

High-speed current switching

A method and circuit for high-speed current switching includes altering the operating voltage of the current source using a resistor in non-transmission mode, turning parasitic capacitive coupling into an advantage for faster settling of cs gate bias voltage. The resistor is designed to compensate for the voltage coupling when the current source is switched to transmit mode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298436

Control circuit of switching regulator and control method thereof and transistor device therefor

The present invention discloses a control circuit of a switching regulator wherein a confirmation signal is generated to confirm that an upper gate switch has been turned off, to avoid shoot-through. The confirmation signal is generated by obtaining an upper gate sampling signal from a transistor in a level shift circuit which receives a resetting signal for turning off the upper gate switch.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298402

Motor drive device with function of switching to power regenerative operation mode

A motor drive device comprising a converter for carrying out a power running operation for supplying power from a three-phase ac power supply to a three-phase ac motor and a power regenerative operation for returning energy generated by the three-phase ac motor to the three-phase ac power supply. The converter has power switching elements, a first power regenerative control unit for controlling an on/off action of the power switching elements at the time of carrying out the power regenerative operation by using pulse width modulation signal whose pulse width changes in accordance with a value indicated by a command signal; a second power regenerative control unit for controlling the on/off action of the power switching elements at the time of carrying out the power regenerative operation in order to generate respective power regenerative currents in a phase representing the maximum electric potential among three phases of the three-phase ac power supply and a phase representing the minimum electric potential among the three phases, and a power regenerative operation switching unit for switching control of the on/off action of the power switching elements at the time of carrying out the power regenerative operation between a control carried out by the first power regenerative a control unit and that carried out by the second power regenerative control unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298317

Electric machine cooling system and method

Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module and a method for cooling an electric machine. The apparatus and method include providing the electric machine including a rotor and a stator with stator end turns and enclosing at least a portion of the electric machine within a housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298216

Method of securing a hydroelectric turbine at a deployment site

The present invention provides a method of securing a hydroelectric turbine at a deployment site, for example on the seabed and in an area of significant tidal flow, which method enables the turbine to be located securely without risk of overturning or sliding out of position, but without requiring the use of piling or other complex fixing operations, by using the tidal flow to generate a downwardly acting force on one or more legs of a base on which the turbine is mounted.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298163

Method and device for forming containers with localized cooling

A forming method, in a mold fitted with a wall forming a cavity, of a container from an intermediate container including at least one lateral protrusion projecting toward the exterior of the container. The method includes a boxing operation of pushing back the lateral protrusion in order to form, by turning it around an articulation zone, a hollow reserve projecting toward the interior of the container and a local cooling operation, after turning the protrusion over, of sweeping a circulation fluid over the articulation zone.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298162

Method and device for forming containers with counter-pressure

A forming method, in a mold fitted with a wall forming a cavity, of a container from an intermediate container including at least one lateral protrusion projecting toward the exterior of the container. The method includes a boxing operation of pushing the lateral protrusion by an insert movably mounted with respect to the mold between a retracted position in which the insert is retracted into a recess formed in the wall and a deployed position in which the insert protrudes with respect to the wall, in order to form, by overturning, a hollow reserve projecting toward the interior of the container. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110298014

Cross-point memory structures

Some embodiments include cross-point memory structures. The structures may include a line of first electrode material extending along a first horizontal direction, a multi-sided container of access device materials over the first electrode material, a memory element material within the multi-sided container, and a line of second electrode material over the memory element material and extending along a second horizontal direction that is orthogonal to the first horizontal direction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297958

Gate after diamond transistor

A gate after diamond transistor and method of making comprising the steps of depositing a first dielectric layer on a semiconductor substrate, depositing a diamond particle nucleation layer on the first dielectric layer, growing a diamond thin film layer on the first dielectric layer, defining an opening for the gate in the diamond thin film layer, patterning of the diamond thin film layer for a gate metal to first dielectric layer surface, etching the first dielectric layer, depositing and defining a gate metal, and forming a contact window opening in the diamond thin film layer and the first dielectric layer to the ohmic contact.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297945

Flat panel display device and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a flat panel display device includes: forming a semiconductor layer of a thin film transistor (tft) on a substrate; forming a gate electrode on the semiconductor layer with a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer, and doping source and drain regions of the semiconductor layer with ion impurities; sequentially forming a first conductive layer, a first insulating layer, and a second conductive layer, and forming a capacitor at a distance away from the tft by patterning the first conductive layer, the first insulating layer, and the second conductive layer; forming a second insulating layer, and forming contact holes passing through the second insulating layer, the contact holes exposing portions of the source and drain regions and the second conductive layer; and forming source and drain electrodes that respectively contact the source and drain regions and the second conductive layer through the contact holes.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297907

Shock-absorbing device for net body of guard fence

There is provided a shock-absorbing device for a net body of a guard fence, capable of improving a net body's effectiveness of absorbing impact by enlarging the amount of deformation of the net body once the net body has been subjected to a force of impact due to rockfall, mudslide, avalanche or the like. A net body 4 has a net body turn-down portion 24 located on an edge portion thereof and formed by turning down oblique wire members 22 serving as wire members, and a net body intersecting portion 23 in which the oblique wire members 22 intersect with one another. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297860

Vehicle mountable arm for valve operating machine

A valve operating device includes a mounting for attachment to a vehicle and an elongate arm, the free end of which is only moveable across the underlying ground. The joints of the arm pivot around vertical axes and the arm is locked into a desired orientation by a brake at each joint. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297847

Fluorescence microscopy methods and apparatus

Methods and apparatus are provided concerning the control of photobleaching of fluorescent labels during the study of samples by fluorescence microscopy. A method is described for operating fluorescence microscopy apparatus to analyse a sample (114), the apparatus including input, processing, sample irradiating and detection arrangements (110, 112; 104; 100; 122), and the method including the steps of: receiving parameters in the processing arrangement via the input arrangement, wherein the parameters relate to an experiment to be conducted using the apparatus and include at least one parameter relating to a fluorescent label present in the sample; and determining with the processing arrangement an excitation procedure to be carried out during the experiment having regard to the inputted parameters and the rate of photobleaching of the fluorescent label desired during the experiment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297643

Method of hydrophobizing and patterning frontside surface of integrated circuit

A method of hydrophobizing a frontside surface of an integrated circuit. The method includes the steps of: (a) depositing a hydrophobic polymeric layer onto the frontside surface; (b) depositing a protective metal film onto the hydrophobic polymeric layer; (c) depositing a sacrificial material onto the metal film; (d) patterning the sacrificial material; (e) etching through the metal film, the hydrophobic polymeric layer and the frontside surface; (f) performing mems processing steps on a backside of the integrated circuit; (g) subjecting the integrated circuit to an oxidizing plasma, wherein the metal film protects the hydrophobic polymeric layer from the oxidizing plasma; and (h) removing the protective metal film to provide an integrated circuit having a relatively hydrophobic patterned frontside surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297465

Retrofit assembly for self-mobilization of a transport unit

A motorized, two-wheeled retrofit assembly converts a portable, four-wheeled transport unit, such as a scaffold, to a self-propelled, power driven unit for directional movement from one location to another. The retrofit assembly is attached to the transport unit in a manner that immobilizes or replaces the front wheels of the transport unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297357

Adjustable loop rotor air cooler and fuel gas heater

A cooling system for turbine engines for controlling cooling of rotor cooling air and heating of fuel gas is disclosed. The cooling system may be formed from a housing formed from a main plenum, a rotor air cooler positioned at least partially in the main plenum and a fuel gas heater positioned at least partially in the main plenum downstream from rotor air cooler. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297113

Apparatus for variably setting the control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine, and screws for an apparatus of this type

An apparatus for variably setting the control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has at least one first screw with a threaded section, an action section for an assembly tool and a fastening section arranged on a side of the action section which faces away from the threaded section and acted on by a spring element. As a result of the first screw, a turning operation is omitted during the mounting of the apparatus, and insertion of the spring element on the screw head side is produced without further connecting points or elements.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110297008

Cooking equipment

The present invention provides a cooking equipment comprising a pot, a body bracket, a rotation mechanism and a turning-over mechanism in which the pot is in shape of a barrel, a hemisphere or the like with an opening at its end, the rotation mechanism is connected to the pot to drive the pot to rotate around a rotation axis of the pot, the turning-over mechanism is connected to the pot to drive the pot to turn around a turning-over axis together with the body bracket, and when the cooking equipment is in its operating state, the angle between the rotation axis of the pot and horizontal plane is in the range of 0° to 90°.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110296939

Ball screw apparatus and electric power steering apparatus

The ball screw apparatus includes a returning way l2 by mounting a circulating member 15 in mounted holes 16, 17 formed in the ball screw nut 13. The ball screw nut 13 includes a base portion 51 and an expanding portion 52. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110296870

Apparatus and process for separating co2 from a flue gas

An apparatus and a process for separating carbon dioxide from a flue gas of a coal burning power plant. The process includes compressing the flue gas to increase the pressure and temperature, and then passing the flue gas through a cryogenic heat exchanger that decreases the temperature even more prior to passing the cooled carbon dioxide through a turbine that decreases the temperature more and forms liquid and solid forms carbon dioxide. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110296845

Combined heat and power with a peak temperature heat load

A combined heat and power plant in which air is compressed in a compressor, the compressed air is reacted with a fuel, producing high temperature, high pressure combustion products, the combustion products heat a first heat load whereby the combustion products are cooled to a temperature suitable for entry into an expander, and the cooled, high pressure combustion products are expanded in the expander which provides turning power to a power load such as a generator. Less than substantially 200% excess air and preferably less than substantially 20% excess air is compressed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/11 / #20110296817

Adaptive oxygen sensor methods, systems, and software

One embodiment is a system operable to control entry of an oxygen sensor into a learning mode. Further embodiments, forms, objects, features, advantages, aspects, and benefits shall become apparent from the following description and drawings.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110296464

Content alert upon availability for internet-enabled tv

In accordance with the objectives of the invention a new method is provided for the creation of metal bumps over surfaces of i/o pads. Contact pads are provided over the surface of a layer of dielectric. A new pineapple (ananas comosus) variety of the bromeliaceae family was developed from a cross between the parental lines ‘dry sweet’בhilo white’ and has been designated ‘franklynn’. This new variety differs from its progenitors in having a higher brix value, distinct fruit skin and flesh colors, and excellent eating quality. . . Internet application use and execution in an iptv system is separated from the television to eliminate the internet application learning curve and at the same time preserve a viewing experience.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110296438

Creating an object in an object-oriented programming platform

An application programming interface is provided in an object-oriented programming platform for developing applications. A method comprises, in response to a first message received at a first object that contains one or more properties, creating a second object that responds to a second message sent thereto responsive to sending of the first message to the first object and returning the second object. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110296362

Semiconductor defect integrated projection method and defect inspection support apparatus equipped with semiconductor defect integrated projection function

The present invention comprises: a design layout data read part that acquires design layout data including location information of design circuit patterns used in steps of semiconductor fabrication; a wafer-chip information read part that acquires, from among data concerning a wafer on which a plurality of the design circuit patterns are formed per chip, wafer-chip information including at least design cell location information; a defect data read part that acquires defect data including location information of defects that occurred in the steps; a design layout data tracing processing part that creates a design layout data defect integrated projection display view by performing, based on the design layout data and the wafer-chip information, an integrated projection process on, among the design layout data, design layout data for a step in which a defect occurred and the defect data; and a defect integrated projection display apparatus that displays the design layout data defect integrated projection display view.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110296360

Method for checking and fixing double-patterning layout

A method and system checks a double patterning layout and outputs a representation of g0-rule violations and critical g0-spaces. The method includes receiving layout data having patterns, determining whether each distance between adjacent pattern elements is a g0-space, find all g0-space forming a g0-rule violation, finding all g0-space that are critical g0-spaces, and outputting a representation of g0-rule violations and critical g0-spaces to an output device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110296104

Storage system

A storage system includes: a distribution storage processing means configured to distribute and store a plurality of fragment data into a plurality of storing means; a data location monitoring means configured to monitor a data location status of the fragment data and store data location information representing the data location status; and a data restoring means configured to, when the storing means is down, regenerate the fragment data having been stored in the down storing means based on the fragment data stored in the other storing means. The storage system also includes: a data location returning means configured to, when the down storing means recovers, return a data location of the fragment data by using the fragment data stored in the storing means having recovered so that the data location status becomes as represented by the data location information stored by the data location monitoring means.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295878

Assisted content authoring

An authoring system on a mobile device (or other type of device) may help a user to author a message based on context available on the device. Context data comes to exist on the device in some manner. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295833

Framework for testing query transformation rules

Described is a test framework for testing transformation rules of query optimizers. Rule patterns obtained as tree structures from a query optimizer are used to generate queries that are used to test the rule optimizer's transformation rules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295785

Mobile e-learning method and apparatus based on media adapted learning objects

A method, apparatus and system of a mobile e-learning method and apparatus based on media adapted learning objects are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes processing an e-learning course based on a set of executable files and a number of auxiliary files associated with the set of executable files to install the e-learning course to a mobile device with an application program selectively replicating a subset of the set of executable files and the number of auxiliary files to the mobile device presenting the subset of the set of executable files and the number of auxiliary files of the mobile device in a particular sequence when processing a signal data associated with a menu of the e learning course and analyzing an assessment result data based on the subset of the set of files to communicate the assessment result data to a repository of a content management system.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295783

Multiple domain anomaly detection system and method using fusion rule and visualization

The present invention discloses various embodiments of multiple domain anomaly detection systems and methods. In one embodiment of the invention, a multiple domain anomaly detection system uses a generic learning procedure per domain to create a “normal data profile” for each domain based on observation of data per domain, wherein the normal data profile for each domain can be used to determine and compute domain-specific anomaly data per domain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295778

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a data pool generation section which generates an unknown data pool, a learning sample collection section which randomly collects a plurality of learning samples from the unknown data pool, a classifier generation section which generates a plurality of classifiers using the learning samples, an output feature quantity acquisition section which associates with the data, for each piece of the data, a plurality of output values, which are obtained by inputting the data into the plurality of classifiers to identify the data, as an output feature quantity represented in an output feature quantity space different from the feature quantity space, and a classification section which classifies each piece of the data into any one of a predetermined number of the classes based on the output feature quantity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295777

Method for building adaptive soft sensor

The invention discloses a method for building adaptive soft sensor. The method comprises the following steps. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295649

Automatic churn prediction

Churn prediction is performed by monitoring quality of service levels provided to customers. A time in which the customer is due to either churn or renew his agreement with the service provider may be monitored or computed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295634

System and method for dynamic optimal resource constraint mapping in business process models

Electronic communication has made it increasingly easier for large companies, such as those with thousands, even tens of thousands, of workers and/or consultants, to maintain steady streams of workflow across scattered offices and locations. In such a context, there is broadly contemplated herein business process modelling comprising the receipt of multiple business process models and resource constraints for each of the models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295629

Monitoring system, monitoring method, and computer readable medium

A monitoring system includes a communication information acquisition unit, an information acquisition unit, a condition information acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a determination information output unit. The communication information acquisition unit acquires communication information contained in each piece of electronic document data and containing identification information about a project and time information corresponding to acquisition time of each piece of electronic document data as target communication information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295627

System and method for calculating an order flowthrough

An ordering system backend includes an ordering system module, an exclusion system module, an exception system module, a summary system module, and a display device. The ordering system module is configured to receive ordering data for a plurality of orders and to receive information concerning the flowthrough status of the order. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295611

Method, process and apparatus for preserving biological materials and information concerning biological materials for the use of descendants and future generations.

We present a method, process and apparatus for preserving biological materials and information concerning biological materials for the use of descendents and future generations. The method can be implemented as a service provided to various parties such as persons, institutions, organizations, associations etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295593

Automated message attachment labeling using feature selection in message content

Embodiments are directed towards an automated machine learning framework to extract keywords within a message that are relevant to an attachment to the message. The machine learning model finds a set of relevant sentences within the message determined to be relevant to the one or more attachments based on identification of one or more sentence level features within a given sentence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295573

Model expression generation method and apparatus

When model expressions of objective functions are generated at vertexes of a quadrilateral on a plane concerning p and n channels of transistors in sram, the initial number of times of simulation is allocated to each objective function at each designated vertex according to weight values set based on relationships presumed among the objective functions at each designated vertex. For each objective function at each designated vertex, first simulation is executed the allocated number of times. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295567

Mixture modeling with component-dependent partitions

Described are variational expectation maximization (em) embodiments for learning a mixture model using component-dependent data partitions, where the e-step is sub-linear in sample size while the algorithm still maintains provable convergence guarantees. Component-dependent data partitions into blocks of data items are constructed according to a hierarchical data structure comprised of nodes, where each node corresponds to one of the blocks and stores statistics computed from the data items in the corresponding block. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295486

Automated anti-idle warning and shutoff system and method

Systems and methods for assessing engine idle condition, comparing current idle conditions to allowable conditions for specific roadway locations, warning drivers and others as to status of current engine idle conditions, and automatically shutting down the engine when idle thresholds are exceeded.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295479

Vehicle engine controller

If it is determined that a brake pedal is pressed while an accelerator pedal is pressed, accelerator position limit control for bringing an accelerator position for engine control to a limit value corresponding to vehicle speed is performed, thereby securing safety at the time when both of the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal are pressed. If it is determined that the accelerator pedal is pressed after the brake pedal is pressed, the accelerator position limit control is prohibited, thereby responding to driver's intention to accelerate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295403

Simulation parameter correction technique

A parameter correction method includes: obtaining, from a variability-aware simulation, a simulation result value of a predetermined product performance for a reference candidate value set concerning statistics of predetermined product characteristics; calculating a likelihood by substituting the reference candidate value set, the obtained simulation result value, statistics of measurement values of the predetermined product characteristics and a measurement value of the predetermined product performance into a likelihood function that is defined from a probability density function for the statistics of the predetermined product characteristics and a probability density function for the predetermined product performance, and is a function to calculate a combined likelihood of the statistics of the predetermined product characteristics and the predetermined product performance; and searching for a reference candidate value set in case where the calculated likelihood becomes maximum, by carrying out the obtaining and the calculating plural times while changing the reference candidate value set.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295286

Methods and devices for regulating the activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach

Methods and devices regulate the activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach in order to treat weight disorders, to promote learning and memory functions, to treat stress-induced depression, and to control sleep duration. In one embodiment, a method for regulating activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach comprises a means for isolating non-activated ghrelin hormones from food content and dietary lipids within the stomach. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295240

Foley catheter with proxmity sensor

An improved catheter design and related methods providing for a sensor disposed within a sensor lumen to provide detection and warning of instruments placed within the proximity of various anatomical structures. The sensor lumen can extend axially the length of a drainage lumen. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295179

Methods and devices for regulating the activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach

Methods and devices regulate the activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach in order to treat weight disorders, to promote learning and memory functions, to treat stress-induced depression, and to control sleep duration. In one embodiment, a method for regulating activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach comprises a means for isolating non-activated ghrelin hormones from food content and dietary lipids within the stomach. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110295007

Solid forms of [4-(3-fluoro-5-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-piperazin-1-yl-[5-methanesulfonyl-2-((s)-2,2,2-trifluoro-1-methyl-ethoxy)-phenyl]-methanone

The present invention relates to four distinct crystalline forms and to an amorphous form of [4-(3-fluoro-5-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-piperazin-1-yl]-[5-methanesulfonyl-2-((s)-2,2,2-trifluoro-1-methyl-ethoxy)-phenyl]-methanone, and to their use in the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions. The compounds of present invention are suitable for the treatment of psychoses, pain, neurodegenerative disfunction in memory and learning, schizophrenia, dementia and other diseases in which cognitive processes are impaired, such as attention deficit disorders or alzheimer's disease.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294834

Alkyl-substituted pyrazolopyrimidines

The invention relates to novel alkyl-substituted pyrazolopyrimidines, process for their preparation, and the use thereof for producing medicaments for improving perception, concentration, learning and/or memory.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294789

Compounds for rho kinase inhibition and for improving learning and memory

The present invention provides a compound of formula (i) and methods for improving memory, inhibiting rho kinase 1 or 2, inhibiting pim kinase, or inhibiting irak1 kinase in a subject by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the compound.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294615

One-way damped over-arm tensioner

A tensioner for a power transmitting element in a drive system is disclosed. The tensioner comprises a threaded shaft that includes threading and at least one non-threaded end and defines a pivot axis, an arm rotatable about the pivot axis on the non-threaded end of the threaded shaft, a torsion element biasing the arm to rotate about the pivot axis, a threaded nut threadedly connected to the threaded shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294610

Method and apparatus of teaching serving in tennis

Disclosed is a method and a device for practicing a tennis serve, learning how to perform a tennis serve, and for teaching a student how to perform a tennis serve. The method includes placing an indicator band on the server's thumb joint, placing a positioning indicator on the throat of the server's racquet, standing at the baseline in a serving position, bringing the racquet to the tossing hand and physically touching the positioning band on the thumb with the indicator band on the racquet, dropping both hands together, one hand holding the ball and one hand holding the racquet, then extending the throwing hand skyward and releasing the ball with the palm of the hand up, and bringing the racquet around and striking the ball at the apogee of its arc.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294565

Consolidated game flow for learning productivity applications

Consolidated game flow for a plurality of different productivity applications is provided by a challenge director which may be local to a computing device or accessible via a remote network server. A consolidated game board display output of the challenge director at the computing device may encourage learning features of different productivity applications, for example, based on achieving at least one challenge for a feature that is of a different productivity application than one currently utilized by a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294564

Animation for a productivity applications learning tool game

Consolidated game flow for a plurality of different productivity applications is provided by a challenge director program module which may be local to a computing device or accessible via a remote network server at a challenge director interface of the productivity application currently utilized by a user. A consolidated game board display output of the challenge director at the computing device may encourage learning features of different productivity applications via attractive images that may be animated. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294461

System for automatically providing firefighters with the floor plans for a burning building

A method for automatically transmitting requested floor plans to emergency responders en route to a building, including receiving a request for the plans for a building located at a location identified as the destination of emergency responders, retrieving requested plans from a central database, and transmitting retrieved plans to emergency responders. The central database includes plans for a plurality of buildings located at a plurality of respective locations.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294297

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device

In a method of forming a dense contact-hole pattern in a semiconductor device, the method uses a self-align double patterning technique including forming a square or triangular lattice dot pattern on double layers of mask materials, forming first holes in the upper mask material and second holes wider than the first holes in the lower mask material by double patterning, additionally forming an insulating layer to a thickness such that the first holes are closed such that voids are left in the second holes, and transferring the shape of the voids to a base layer. The hole pattern formed thereby has a high precision, with a density thereof being double or triple that of a pattern formed by a lithography technique.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294131

Analyzer, and control method for rotation of disc

The present invention has an object to provide an automatic analyzer using a disc, which treats samples with different pretreatment times or samples with different measurement times requested at random with high throughput. The present invention relates to performing adjustment rotation, rotation returning to origin, and measurement rotation in specimen analysis using a disc having a plurality of sample positions on a circumference. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294107

Learning system

A computer implemented learning system 10 includes a database 20 containing a plurality of structured symbols 12, each symbol 12 being representative of a particular theme selected to enhance multisensory learning by a student. A user interface 14 presents the structured symbols 12 to the student in a form discernible to the student.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294106

Method and system for collection, aggregation and distribution of free-text information

An interactive computer system and method collects, aggregates and distributes information derived from free-text responses to questions. The system and method collect free-text responses from a subject user and aggregates them with free-text responses from other users. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294105

Contiunuity of instruction during a socially distancing event

A method wherein live, in-person academic coursework that is cancelled for extended periods due to an exigency, for example a natural disaster, pandemic, or other socially distancing event, can be quickly, efficiently, gracefully, and cost-effectively transitioned into an online environment in order to ensure academic continuity by identifying a triggering event whereby in-person academic coursework is cancelled, initiating an academic continuity process, querying a student information system for data, interfacing this student information system data with a learning management system to populate the learning management system, simultaneously scaling the learning management system utilizing a cloud computing infrastructure, and transitioning the cancelled in-person academic coursework to an online environment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294098

Times table

Teaching accessories that will help children learn and love arithmetic. Using a table with chips and sectional slots on the table, the child will solve problems by themselves or with others. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294081

Transforming container candles and uses thereof

The invention provides transforming container candles that, during burning, exhibit striking color-changing and pattern-forming characteristics. A color-changing transforming container candle may comprise at least a first and a second layer, column or core of wax of different colors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294079

Acoustically variable burner system

An acoustically variable burner system is provided, having a burner wherein the flow of gas thereto, and consequently the flame pattern resulting from the ignition of the gas, is variable by transmission of acoustic waves therethrough via an acoustically-based control system. The preferred burner design produces a realistic, wood-burning type flame pattern. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294075

Patterning method

A patterning method of the present invention is described as follows. A mask layer and a patterned photoresist layer are formed on a target layer in sequence, wherein an etching rate of the mask layer is different from an etching rate of the target layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294073

Preparing method of metal powder and method of manufacturing inner electrode of multilayer ceramic capacitor using the same

The present invention provides a method for preparing metal powder, which includes the steps of: providing a base substrate; forming a pattern layer, having a concave-convex pattern of a predetermined shape, on the base substrate; forming a metal film separated from the pattern layer by the concave-convex pattern; and separating the metal film from the pattern layer, thereby naturally patterning the metal film in the predetermined shape, and a method for manufacturing inner electrodes of a multilayer ceramic capacitor using the same.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294070

Monomer, polymer, chemically amplified positive resist composition, and patterning process

A polymer is obtained from a hydroxyphenyl methacrylate monomer having an acid labile group substituted thereon. A positive resist composition comprising the polymer as a base resin has a very high contrast of alkaline dissolution rate before and after exposure, a high resolution, a good profile and minimal line edge roughness of a pattern after exposure, a retarded acid diffusion rate, and good etching resistance.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110294046

Photo mask and method for fabricating image sensors

A method for fabricating an image sensor includes forming an insulation layer over a substrate in a logic circuit region and a pixel region, forming a photoresist over the insulation layer, patterning the photoresist to form a photoresist pattern where the insulation layer in the pixel region is exposed and the insulation layer in the logic circuit region is not exposed, wherein a thickness of the photoresist pattern is gradually decreased in an interfacial region between the pixel region and the logic circuit region in a direction of the logic circuit region to the pixel region, and performing an etch back process over the insulation layer and the photoresist pattern in conditions that an etch rate of the photoresist pattern are substantially the same as that of the insulation layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110293888

Patterned inorganic layers, radiation based patterning compositions and corresponding methods

Stabilized precursor solutions can be used to form radiation inorganic coating materials. The precursor solutions generally comprise metal suboxide cations, peroxide-based ligands and polyatomic anions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110293541

Oral care compositions and methods of making oral care compositions comprising silica from plant materials

Embodiments of a method of making an oral care composition comprise providing plant material comprising silica, burning the plant material to remove organic impurities from the plant source material, removing inorganic impurities from the burnt plant material by hydrolyzing with an aqueous acid solution, separating the silica from the burnt plant material, and incorporating the separated silica into an oral care composition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110293483

Flue gas purifying device

An object of the present invention is to provide a flue gas purifying device that can efficiently decrease nitrogen oxides in flue gas. This object is solved by including: an exhaust pipe that guides flue gas discharged from a burning appliance; a urea-water injecting unit that injects urea water into the exhaust pipe; a catalytic unit arranged on a downstream side to a position where urea water is injected in a flow direction of flue gas and having a urea scr catalyst; a first ammonia-concentration measuring unit that measures a concentration of ammonia in flue gas at a measurement position in a region where the catalytic unit is arranged; a second ammonia-concentration measuring unit arranged on a downstream side to the catalytic unit in a flow direction of the flue gas, to measure a concentration of ammonia in the flue gas having passed through the urea scr catalyst; and a control unit that controls injection of urea water by the urea-water injecting unit based on measurement results acquired by the first and second ammonia-concentration measuring units.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110293202

Spout member and packaging bag utilizing same

In a packaging bag formed by sealing peripheral portions of a plurality of film pieces and including an inlet portion and a spout portion at the peripheral portions, the inlet portion is opened as an inlet port by cutting off parts of the peripheral portions of the sealed film pieces to form an aperture by an unsealed portion, at least two holes are formed at the opposite sides of a part which becomes the inlet port at the peripheral portions near the inlet portion, and the holes serve as a suspension means for enabling the packaging bag to be suspended and a finger holding means. An operable and closable closure means including first and second members engageable with each other is formed by bonding an upper part of a first base member including the first member and an upper part of a second base member including the second member respectively to inner sides of the film pieces forming the aperture and facing each other, and a bottom end portion of one base member is formed to be longer than that of the other base member and bonded to the other film piece opposite thereto by an easily peelable seal, thereby forming an easily peelable portion which is peeled open to open the aperture at the time of opening. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110293145

Driving support device, driving support method, and program

Provided are a driving support device, a driving support method, and a program, in which the driver can more intuitively and accurately determine the distance to another vehicle in the side rear. A driving support device (100) is provided with an image-capturing section (110) for capturing side rear images of the vehicle, a distance measuring section (120) for measuring the distance between the vehicle and the another vehicle, and a vehicle detection section (130) for detecting the another vehicle in the captured images, wherein a superimposed image generating section (140) calculates the distance of units of the vehicle length units on the basis of information concerning the vehicle length stored in a vehicle length information storage section (150) and the distance to the another vehicle detected by the distance measuring section (120), and generates a superimposed image on the basis of the calculated distance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110293036

Communication signal generating device and communication apparatus for use in communication system

The communication signal generating device is for use in a communication system where communication signals each of which is set at a first level or a second level are exchanged among a plurality of communication apparatuses through a communication line. The communication signal generating device includes a switching element provided in a communication line to connect the communication line to a ground or a constant voltage source, and a driving means to generate a first communication signal at the first level by turning on the switching element to thereby pass a certain current to the communication line, and generate a second communication signal at the second level by turning off the switching element to thereby pass no current to the communication line. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292837

Communication management apparatus, communication node, and communication system, and data communication method

The communication management apparatus includes a network-presence-check processing unit that performs network presence check processing for generating network presence information, a token-circulation-order determining unit that determines token circulation order using the network presence information, a setup processing unit that notifies each of communication nodes in the network of token circulation destination information, a token-frame processing unit that, after transmission of a data frame by a data-frame-communication processing unit, transmits, based on the token circulation order, a token frame including information concerning a transmission right acquiring apparatus that acquires a transmission right next and determines whether the transmission right acquiring apparatus of the transmission right acquiring apparatus information of the received token frame is the own apparatus, and the data-frame-communication processing unit that performs transmission and reception processing for a data frame for acquiring the transmission right.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292833

Port table flushing in ethernet networks

A method and apparatus for flushing port tables in an ethernet network that includes a root bridge node (1) and a plurality of bridge nodes (2-7). A ring of bridge nodes affected by a change in the topology of the ethernet network is identified from the plurality of, bridge nodes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292690

Multi-winding high step-up dc-dc converter

A multi-winding high step-up dc-dc converter includes a three-winding transformer to transform a low dc voltage to a high dc voltage; a power switch to control the energy flux of the primary winding of the three-winding transformer based on turning on/off the power switch; a first diode to control the current of the first secondary winding of the three-winding transformer; a second diode to control the current of the second secondary winding of the three-winding transformer; and a third diode to control the current of the primary winding. When the dc-dc converter is in the first operation state, the switch and the second diode are in on state, and the first and the third diodes are in off state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292648

Emergency vehicle light bar

A light bar for use on firefighting or other emergency vehicles includes an elongate base that provides a versatile mounting platform for primary visual and audible warning devices as well as providing a mounting platform for other types of equipment such as secondary visual and audible devices, optical devices, cameras, weather monitoring equipment, gps devices, preemption devices, running lights and other devices that have been traditionally mounted on a firefighting or emergency vehicle roof and/or other exterior surface area of the emergency vehicle. The light bar is versatile in both allowing many different types of equipment to be selectively mounted and adjustably positioned on the base, and on pairs of support plates that are attachable to the opposite ends of the base and provide support for different combinations of signal lights and other equipment.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292620

Circuit board packaging structure

The circuit board packaging structure capable of inserting and extracting an interface part of a circuit board into and from a connector part of the processing equipment in a direction different from a direction of attaching and detaching the circuit board to and from the processing equipment includes: an operating part which turns on receiving force; a plate part which is fixed to the circuit board to be rotatable in a direction reverse to a turning direction of the operating part, and converts the force received by the operating part to force in a direction different from the attaching and detaching direction to move the circuit board in that direction; a link part which connects the operating part with the plate part to transmit the force received by the operating part to the plate part; and a fastener which fastens the circuit board and the operating part with play.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292497

Apparatus and method for controlling gain profile of an optical amplifier

A change in loading conditions of fiber amplifiers in an optical communications network causes rapid variations in the gain profile of the amplifiers due to spectral hole burning and stimulated raman scattering. An apparatus for reducing such gain profile variations is described which monitors optical signal perturbations and reacts by adjusting pump powers of the amplifiers and, or fast variable optical attenuator according to a pre-determined function stored in the form of constants in controller's memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292378

Method and apparatus for using optical feedback to detect fiber breakdown during surgical laser procedures

Failure events detected by a laser surgery monitoring feedback circuit are analyzed in order to distinguish between events that result from fiber breakdown and those arising from other sources, such as burning of tissues. If the number of failure events within a predetermined time exceeds a predetermined count, then it is determined that the radiation is the result of fiber breakdown. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292363

Exposure apparatus and methods

A light beam collimated by illumination optics (4) from a radiation source (6) illuminates the surface of a wave front modulator (8) such as an spatial light modulator (slm) or computer generated hologram photomask (cgh). The resulting wave travels via projection optics (10) to the substrate (12), passing through a projection lens assembly (14). ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292360

Patterning non-planar surfaces

A system for forming a pattern on a part comprises a chamber base, a pressure vessel and a retaining device. The retaining device is positionable between the chamber base and the pressure vessel to secure a deformable mask therebetween. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292298

Input tuning circuit of television tuner

In an input tuning circuit, during reception of a television signal in the uhf band, a second tuning circuit unit is tuned to the uhf band by turning on a first switching diode, and a first tuning circuit unit is made to operate as a trap circuit in a frequency range lower than the uhf band by turning on a second switching diode. As a result, the transmission characteristics of the second tuning circuit unit become narrow and interference characteristics are improved. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292281

Broadcast method and system

A method and system for airing broadcast signals is disclosed. Preferably, the system includes a production truck interface panel receiving a broadcast signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292220

Using computer video camera to detect earthquake

Images from the video camera of a computer are compared over time, e.g., every few milliseconds, to determine from the pixel data if motion of the computer matches template motion associated with an earthquake p-wave. If so, a warning is generated, uploaded to a communication network, and propagated over the network to other computers.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292090

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes: a display panel; a backlight portion that shines light onto the display panel from a rear surface of the display panel; a backlight control portion that controls the backlight portion. The backlight portion is an led backlight unit that includes a plurality of leds that are divided into a plurality of fixed groups. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292080

Projection system

A projection apparatus includes a communication unit, an obtaining unit, a projection unit, a generator, and a controller. The communication unit communicates with an other projection apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110292005

Display apparatus and method for eliminating ghost thereof

A display apparatus includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel transistors, a plurality of pixel electrodes, a gate driver, a source driver and a discharge circuit. The data lines are intersected with the scan lines. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291843

Fire alarm

The present invention concerns an apparatus and a method for detecting a fire, which apparatus includes at least one alarm signalling device and at least one detecting unit, and wherein the apparatus interacts with a switchboard. The invention is designed to achieve early warning when abnormal condition occurs in a switchboard, and where an alarm unit can be detached without access to the switchboard power supply. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291815

Method and apparatus for configuring a tag

A source is able to configure a tag, such as an rfid tag, associated with it such that, when the tag is read, a responsive action is initiated. The responsive action may be detectable by the source or may be a message shown to a person reading the tag, for example. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291801

Personal warning device

A personal warning device for preventing or stopping attacks on individuals by persons or animals. The device may be manually activated or may be activated by voice recognition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291716

Fast-switching low-noise charge pump

In one embodiment of the invention, a method for a charge pump is disclosed. The method includes biasing a plurality of transistors; switching a pair of main transistor switches to apply or remove a net charge on an output terminal though the biased transistors; and turning on auxiliary transistor switches when the main transistor switches are turned off. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291709

Apparatus and method for generating ramp waveform

A ramp waveform generating apparatus generates a reference waveform by using an input signal and generates a driving control signal for turning on and off a switch having a first terminal connected to a load and a second terminal connected to a power supply by comparing the voltage of the reference waveform with the voltage of the load. While the switch is repetitively turned on and off in accordance with the driving control signal, a ramp waveform may be generated.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291647

External-coupled electronic angle measurement apparatus

The present invention proposes an external-coupled electronic angle measurement apparatus including a housing, a display element, an angle detection system and a coupling portion. The housing is movable through the coupling portion to fasten the external-coupled electronic angle measurement apparatus to a desired location of different hand tools to accurately measure turning angles of a screw driven by the hand tool through the angle detection system and display the result on the display element.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291616

Universal charging device

A universal charging device, the device comprising: a charging pack including at least one of an ac terminal for inputting an ac power, an ac/dc converter for rectifying the ac power to a dc power, a dc terminal for outputting a dc power of a first power value, and a charging pack switch for turning on/off an output of the dc power.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291581

Rejecting noise transients while turning off a fluorescent lamp using a starter unit

A local minimum of a current monitoring signal is identified by a starter unit that turns off a fluorescent lamp without using a wall switch. Closing a main switch in the starter unit stops an illuminating current from flowing through a gas in the lamp. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291471

Tractor steering braking system

A tractor braking system (10) having independent brake circuits (l,r) for each of a left and a right wheel is provided. Each circuit is activated by a respective brake pedal (16,17). ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291378

Attachment structure of stabilizer link

An attachment structure of a stabilizer link is provided having one end pivotally fitted to an end of a stabilizer and the other end coupled to a wheel support member by a coupling device. A positional relationship of pivot points of the one end and the other end of the stabilizer link relative to the kingpin axis is set such that when the stabilizer link is displaced relative to the wheel support member in accordance with rolling of a vehicle at the time of turning, the wheel support member is pivotally displaced about the kingpin axis in the direction where a steered angle of the steered wheel is increased, and when a magnitude of roll angle of the vehicle is large, the coupling device increases a ratio of a pivotal displacement amount of the wheel support member relative to the roll angle of the vehicle as compared with a situation where a magnitude of roll angle of the vehicle is small.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291247

Relaxation and transfer of strained material layers

The present invention relates to a method for the formation of an at least partially relaxed strained material layer, the method comprising the steps of providing a seed substrate; patterning the seed substrate; growing a strained material layer on the patterned seed substrate; transferring the strained material layer from the patterned seed substrate to an intermediate substrate; and at least partially relaxing the strained material layer by a heat treatment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291245

Semiconductor device with substrate-side exposed device-side electrode and method of fabrication

A semiconductor device with substrate-side exposed device-side electrode (sede) is disclosed. The semiconductor device has semiconductor substrate (scs) with device-side, substrate-side and semiconductor device region (sdr) at device-side. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291243

Planarizing etch hardmask to increase pattern density and aspect ratio

Methods for manufacturing a semiconductor device in a processing chamber are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes depositing over a substrate a first base material having a first set of interconnect features, filling an upper portion of the first set of interconnect features with an ashable material to an extent capable of protecting the first set of interconnect features from subsequent processes while being easily removable when desired, planarizing an upper surface of the first base material such that an upper surface of the ashable material filled in the first set of interconnect features is at the same level with the upper surface of the first base material, providing a substantial planar outer surface of the first base material, depositing a first film stack comprising a second base material on the substantial planar outer surface of the first base material, forming a second set of interconnect features in the second base material, wherein the second set of interconnect features are aligned with the first set of interconnect features, and removing the ashable material from the first base material, thereby extending a feature depth of the semiconductor device by connecting the second set of interconnect features to the first set of interconnect features. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291224

Efficient pitch multiplication process

Pitch multiplied and non-pitch multiplied features of an integrated circuit, e.g., features in the array, interface and periphery areas of the integrated circuit, are formed by processing a substrate through a mask. The mask is formed by patterning a photoresist layer which simultaneously defines mask elements corresponding to features in the array, interface and periphery areas of the integrated circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291214

Photo mask and method for fabricating image sensors

A method for fabricating an image sensor includes forming an insulation layer over a substrate in a logic circuit region and a pixel region, forming a photoresist over the insulation layer, patterning the photoresist to form a photoresist pattern where the insulation layer in the pixel region is exposed and the insulation layer in the logic circuit region is not exposed, wherein a thickness of the photoresist pattern is gradually decreased in an interfacial region between the pixel region and the logic circuit region in a direction of the logic circuit region to the pixel region, and performing an etch back process over the insulation layer and the photoresist pattern in conditions that an etch rate of the photoresist pattern are substantially the same as that of the insulation layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110291196

Self-aligned multiple gate transistor formed on a bulk substrate

Three-dimensional transistors in a bulk configuration may be formed on the basis of gate openings or gate trenches provided in a mask material. Hence, self-aligned semiconductor fins may be efficiently patterned in the underlying active region in a portion defined by the gate opening, while other gate openings may be efficiently masked, in which planar transistors are to be provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290518

Electrical junction box

An electrical junction box adapted for mounting on a drywall without attachment to a stud. The junction box carries four tabs that pivotally move between a retracted position inside the junction box and an extended position extending through respective slots formed in the junction body sidewalls. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290316

Light scattering inorganic substrates by soot deposition

Light scattering inorganic substrates and articles comprising soot particles and methods for making light scattering inorganic substrates and articles comprising soot particles useful for, for example, photovoltaic cells. The method for making the substrates and articles comprises providing an inorganic substrate comprising at least one surface, applying soot particles pyrogenically to the at least one surface of the inorganic substrate to form a coated substrate, and heating the soot particles to form the light scattering inorganic substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290269

Non-combustion smoking tool

In order to use a commercially available cigarette or cigar as it is, vaporize nicotine from the tobacco leaves, and enable inhalation of the vaporized nicotine without burning the product, a non-combustion smoking tool comprises a slender heater 1 having a sharp end which is directly inserted into a commercially available cigarette or cigar 100 to directly heat the leaves of the cigarette or cigar by the heater so as to vaporize nicotine contained in the tobacco leaves and enable inhalation of the vaporized nicotine.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290244

Aerosol generator

An aerosol generator comprising a body, a mouthpiece on the body and a delivery mechanism delivers aerosol for inhalation by a consumer into the mouthpiece by turning the mouthpiece and body relative to one another. The aerosol is generated from liquid dispensed from a canister having a discharge tube depressible inwardly to open an interior valve. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290225

Separator device for a system for recirculation of the blow-by gases of an internal combustion engine

A separator device for a system for recirculation of the blow-by gases of an internal combustion engine includes a casing containing a separation chamber and having an inlet for communication with the engine crankcase and an outlet for communication with the engine intake manifold, and drainage outlets ending in the engine crankcase, for returning the liquid separated in the separation chamber into the engine crankcase. Actuator means sensitive to pressure in the engine crankcase are associated to the inlet and to the drainage outlets so that when the pressure in the engine crankcase is higher than the pressure in the separator device, the inlet is open and the drainage outlets are closed, while when the pressure in the engine crankcase is lower than the pressure in the separator device, the inlet is closed and the drainage outlets are open.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290096

System for monitoring the progress of a musical student

A system for documenting the music learning process of a music student to encourage more students to study long enough to become proficient in their musical form through involvement with an immersive interactive tool. A server computer is programmed to facilitate communication between the music student and other individuals. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290089

Turning machine

Instead of a conventional slide arrangement z/x/y and a b-axis that is pivotable thereon, a more compact and less complex configuration is achieved in that a tool support that is pivotable about the b-axis is directly placed onto the x-slide and only a single rotationally drivable tool spindle is additionally movable in y-direction in this pivotable tool support, whereas all other tool receivers for stationary tools are fixated at the support.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290070

Triangle pedal

A triangle pedal contains a body including a circular tube with first threads to screw with an adjustable knob, the body including a first and a second triangle plates disposed on a front and a rear ends thereof respectively, the first triangle plate including three first apertures, the second triangle plate including three second apertures connecting with an elongated member which includes an adjusting post received therein, the adjusting post including a projection with first positioning screws, and the projection including a closed orifice to receive a returning spring, the forcing bar including outer screws, a ring, and a biasing pillar, the biasing pillar including a first conical face, the adjustable knob including an opening with second screws to screw with the first threads and second positioning screws, a locking piece including a mouth to connect with a bicycle shoe and a first and a second engaging grooves.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290062

Stage driver for movable stages

A manually operated driver for precision support stages having coarse and optional fine position control. A yoke connected to a movable stage slides along a shaft parallel to the direction of motion of the stage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290059

Industrial robot

An industrial robot includes a mounting base, a turning base rotatable relative to the mounting base about a rotation axis, and a stopper mechanically limiting an operating angle of the turning base. The stopper includes a fixed section attached to the mounting base, a connecting base attached to the turning base, and a swing lever pivotally connected to the connecting base and capable of swinging between a first position and a second position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290058

Gear shift lever with damping device of a vehicle

A gear shift lever is provided with damping device of a vehicle. The damping device damps the returning of a reverse gear blocking element in the axial direction of the gear shift lever into a blocking position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110290022

Inertial sensor and method of manufacturing the same

Disclosed herein an inertial sensor and a method of manufacturing the same. An inertial sensor 100 according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention is configured to include a plate-shaped membrane 110, a mass body 120 that includes an adhesive part 123 disposed under a central portion 113 of the membrane 110 and provided at the central portion thereof and a patterning part 125 provided at an outer side of the adhesive part 123 and patterned to vertically penetrate therethrough, and a first adhesive layer 130 that is formed between the membrane 110 and the adhesive part 123 and is provided at an inner side of the patterning part 125. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110289897

Hybrid thermal power generation system and method of constructing same

A hybrid thermal power generation system using crude oil as a fuel comprises a combined cycle power generation system for generating power by supplying naphtha and light oil separated by an atmospheric distillation column alone into different gas turbines and using steam produced by exhaust heat and a conventional power generation system for generating power by burning heavy oil separated by the atmospheric distillation column alone.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/11 / #20110289848

Meltable fuel gas generation apparatus and methods

Gas generation apparatus and methods are provided, including apparatus and methods for efficient vaporization, and optional burning, of meltable fuels. The apparatus and methods provide controlled generation and combustion of any low melting point dimensionally stable combustible meltable fuel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289472

Layout quality evaluation

. . . . . . . . A method for quantifying and improving layout quality of an ic is disclosed. The method includes receiving a drawn layout and placing essentially one dimensional measurement markers (chords) at various location in the drawn layout. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289446

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program therefor

Provided is an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit, a reproduction unit, an input unit, and a control unit. The acquisition unit obtains, of moving image data including images of pages having serial page numbers and an image of motion of turning the pages one by one in order of the page numbers, first moving image data in which a page time being a time on the moving image data is assigned to each page. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289389

Optimized flash memory access method and device

A method for accessing a non volatile memory device including at least one group or sector of memory cells divided into regions programmable with two different data storage densities and accessible with at least two reading modes, for example a two-level mode and a multilevel mode. The memory regions are being organized into pages including a sub-group of memory cells for storing error correction codes of the data stored in the multilevel mode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289331

Storage system and its information processing method

Returning a response to a host system in a range which does not cause time-out by the host system even if a disk device in a power saving status is an access target of the host system. A nas controller determines an access request from a client terminal, outputs a command for spinning up a disk device in a spin off status to a disk controller if the access target includes shared folders corresponding with the disk devices in the spin off status, sends response information to the client terminal to the effect that processing for connection with the shared folder as the access target is being performed in response to the access request, and inhibits the client terminal from shifting to the time-out processing.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289140

Methods and systems for providing a user interface in a multi-tenant database environment

Methods, devices and systems for providing a user interface in an on-demand software service environment are described. Some implementations involve receiving a component request from a first client device and building or retrieving component definitions corresponding to the component request. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289120

Specifications automation system and method

A method of leveraging xml (extensible markup language) technology, or similar modeling languages such as ontology definition languages, to provide attribution and multi-node data modeling, object orientation, classes, and linkage capabilities of such languages and technologies, specifically for authoring new and translating existing technical specifications in such a way that the base text content is augmented with additional information such as metadata, in such a way that other sub-specifications, data sheets, inspection and quality assurance documents, etc., do not need to be written separately, but instead become logical sub-components of the governing specifications themselves.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289098

Presenting mobile content based on programming context

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating search queries in response to obtaining audio samples on a client device. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of i) receiving audio data from a client device, ii) identifying specific content from captured media based on the received audio data, wherein the identified specific content is associated with the received audio data and the captured media includes at least one of audio media or audio-video media, iii) obtaining additional metadata associated with the identified content, iv) generating a search query based at least in part on the obtained additional metadata, and v) returning one or more search results to the client device, the one or more search results responsive to the search query and associated with the received audio data.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289033

Supervised learning with multi-scale time intervals using a statistical classification model to classify unlabeled events

A method, a system and a computer program product generate a statistical classification model used by a computer system to determine a class associated with an unlabeled time series event.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289031

Learning transportation modes from raw gps data

Described is a technology by which raw gps data is processed into segments of a trip, with a predicted mode of transportation (e.g., walking, car, bus, bicycling) determined for each segment. The determined transportation modes may be used to tag the gps data with transportation mode information, and/or dynamically used. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110289025

Learning user intent from rule-based training data

The search intent co-learning technique described herein learns user search intents from rule-based training data and denoises and debiases this data. The technique generates several sets of biased and noisy training data using different rules. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110288956

Using model information groups in searching

Managing user accesses is disclosed, including: generating journal files over a predetermined period of time, wherein a journal file includes merchandise information associated with an accessed webpage; determining, for a merchandise category, information related to an attribute based at least in part on the generated journal files; aggregating information associated with the attribute from journal files associated with the merchandise category, wherein the aggregated information is to be included in a model information group associated with the merchandise category; and returning, in a subsequent search of merchandise information corresponding to the merchandise category, search results that are based at least in part on information associated with the model information group. Conducting searches of merchandise information is disclosed, including: determining a merchandise category associated with a query based at least in part on received keywords associated with the query; retrieving a model information group corresponding to the determined merchandise category; extracting attribute information from the retrieved model information group based at least in part on a quantity associated with an attribute; and presenting the extracted attribute information.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110288898

Coordinating services

The use of one or more services in a computer system is scheduled so as to limit the overall system cost. The scheduling is based upon information concerning the fixed and incremental components of the cost of using the service, and a set of clients to which the service is available.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110288865

Single-sided speech quality measurement

A non-intrusive speech quality estimation technique is based on statistical or probability models such as gaussian mixture models (“gmms”). Perceptual features are extracted from the received speech signal and assessed by an artificial reference model formed using statistical models. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110288856

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation and selective disabling of frequency learning

A handheld electronic device includes a reduced qwerty keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110288790

Path-dependent cycle counting and multi-axial fatigue evaluation of engineering structures

A method is provided for performing fatigue evaluation of a fatigue prone location of a tangible structure by converting multi-axial loading data of the fatigue prone location of the tangible structure to a set of equivalent constant amplitude loading data for the tangible structure. According to the method, a multi-axial load locus representing the tangible structure is generated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110288718

Method and apparatus for detecting tire having decreased internal pressure, and program for detecting tire having decreased internal pressure

A method of detecting a tire having a decreased internal pressure by making a relative comparison among wheel speeds of tires attached to the respective wheels. The method includes a step of detecting wheel rotation information regarding the respective tires of the vehicle; a step of calculating wheel speeds based on the detected wheel rotation information; a step of calculating a decreased pressure determination value by relative comparison of the calculated wheel speeds; and a step of determining, when the resultant decreased pressure determination value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, that a tire has a decreased internal pressure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287900

Hand therapy exercise tools, and methods of constructing and utilizing same

A multi-functional group of hand/forearm exercise tools wherein each tool permits the user to strengthen one or more muscles associated with the hand/forearm of the user, and/or to increase radial and ulnar deviation and forearm pronation and supination, or permits the user to mimic a functional task, such as turning a door knob, opening a bottle cap, inserting and turning a key, turning and tightening a nut, and turning and tightening a bolt.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287630

Methods of processing semiconductor substrates in forming scribe line alignment marks

A method of processing a semiconductor substrate in forming scribe line alignment marks includes forming pitch multiplied non-circuitry features within scribe line area of a semiconductor substrate. Individual of the features, in cross-section, have a maximum width which is less than a minimum photolithographic feature dimension used in lithographically patterning the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287593

Method for forming semiconductor film and method for manufacturing semiconductor device

An object is to provide a method for forming an oxide semiconductor film with little variation in electrical characteristics. Another object is to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor film with little variation in electrical characteristics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287536

Simplified method for partial genetic and epigenetic reprogramming of cells

A method of partial, rapid and direct genetic and epigenetic reprogramming of biological cells without returning to the embryonic state can partially reprogram a cell to be treated to specifically modify the biological age of said cell to be treated without causing functional de-differentiation of said cell to be treated, said cell to be treated always remaining as a specialized functional cell that is immunologically autologous to the donor tissue from which said cell to be treated is derived, and for which the phenotype is preserved and/or rejuvenated.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287402

Method and apparatus for novel embodiments to repurpose eink ereaders as writing devices to enable children to write on digital workbook learning content

A method and apparatus is put forth in this unique invention that together transform readily available consumer ereaders, such as various models of amazon kindles and the barnes and nobel nook, into repurposed digital learning devices which can then also serve as digital writing platforms for children and others to write on digital workbooks and other learning content of the inventor's design, covered in previous patent applications, as appended hereto. The various embodiments of space cases, writing shields and the micro eraser device described herein provide a new family of tutoring apparatuses, along with a unique set of learning methodologies that result in transforming standard off-the-shelf eink-based ereaders, into low-cost and effective 21st century digital learning tools for our young children to use before, during and after school, as well as at home or while traveling, to enhance and to improve their learning experience and their mastery of the learning content presented by using handwriting in digital form.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287401

Assisted performance and learning system for string instruments (aplssi)

A method for allowing a user with no musical experience or training to play a musical piece with any string instrument of his/her choice, directly and immediately, guided by a computer the system and a set of visual light signals.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287397

World's 1st martial arts (fighting sports) training instrument and fighting ability index appraisal system

An instrument and a system; a local training instrument which is concerning the scientific training on fundamental theories of ‘the fighting science’ about instantaneously dynamic balance and reacting of a professional contestant at standing posture. It comprises three primary components: a mechanical energy transferring subunit 1, a three-dimensional driven subunit 2, and a body holding subunit 3 or extra insert with the secondary component as a peripheral supporting subunit 4. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287392

Head set for lingual manipulation of an object, and method for moving a cursor on a display

A head set is provided. The head set is beneficial for assisting an individual who is significantly impaired in the use of his or her upper extremities. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287388

Toy gun backlash vibration mechanism

A backlash vibration mechanism used in a toy gun and arranged above a piston-cylinder mechanism is disclosed, having a weight inserted through a disarm mechanism, a reaction spring adapted for returning the weight after the weight having been moved backwards and a brake unit arranged at the front side relative to the disarm mechanism and adapted for pushing the disarm mechanism backwards to simulate the action of the disarm mechanism of a real gun when producing a backlash vibration.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287368

Method of manufacturing electronic device

A method of manufacturing an electronic device, comprises forming a material layer, forming an anti-halation layer on the material layer, forming a resist layer on the anti-halation layer, forming a resist pattern including a plurality of island patterns by patterning the resist layer through an exposure step and a development step, forming a mask layer having a plurality of moderate convex shape portions by annealing the resist pattern to change shapes of the island patterns to moderate convex shapes, and plasma-processing the mask layer, the anti-halation layer, and the material layer so as to remove the mask layer and the anti-halation layer and change the material layer to a microlens array including a plurality of microlenses, wherein the anti-halation layer reduces halation in the exposure step.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287263

Filler material for a floor, and method for producing filler material for a floor

The present invention relates to a filler material for a floor, comprising a natural base material and a mixture containing loess and a resin in powder or pellet form, as well as to a method for producing the filler material. The filler material of the present invention uses the natural base material and is thus environmentally-friendly and not harmful to the human body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110287190

Ultraviolet light curing compositions for composite repair

Methods and compositions concerning an ultraviolet light curable formulation useful for repairing composite materials including the repair of a hole in the exterior of an airplane. The formulation may contain an acrylic oligomer, an acrylic monomer, an organic peroxide, a dialkylaniline promoter, a photoinitiator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286975

Systems and methods for magnetic guidance and patterning of materials

Systems and methods generally useful in medicine, cellular biology, nanotechnology, and cell culturing are discussed. In particular, at least in some embodiments, systems and methods for magnetic guidance and patterning of cells and materials are discussed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286896

Patterning of surfaces to control the storage, mobility and transport of liquids for microfluidic applications

Systems and methods to pattern surfaces to create regions of variable adhesive force on a superhydrophobic paper surface. By taking advantage of high surface energy sticky islands on a non-sticky superhydrophobic surface, microliter water drops can be registered or confined at specific locations; selected drops can then be transferred to another patterned substrate and the drops mixed and/or allowed to react without the need for pipettes or other fluid transfer tool.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286859

Pump controller with external device control capability

A variable speed motor controller senses the electrical load on the motor in turning a pump. An output of the controller may be used to trigger a vent valve or power to the motor may be cut if the load level indicates a restricted flow of fluid into the suction side of the pump, such as would be caused by drain occlusion in a swimming pool. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286858

Water pump system and method

This disclosure relates a water pump control system for an internal combustion engine, and a method for operating an internal combustion engine including a clutch-controlled water pump. The water pump control system and method provide protection of the pump impeller during dry pump operation, such as when a watercraft engine is started while the watercraft is out of water, by turning off the clutch-controlled pump when no water is detected at the inlet of the water pump.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286658

Pattern inspection method and semiconductor device manufacturing method

In one embodiment, a pattern inspection method is disclosed. The method can include predicting an edge shape at a given future time with respect to the same inspection target pattern, setting a threshold corresponding to a required specification of the inspection target pattern, and predicting the time when the inspection target pattern fails to meet the required specification from the predicted edge shape and the threshold. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286563

Control of a laser inertial confinement fusion-fission power plant

A laser inertial-confinement fusion-fission energy power plant is described. The fusion-fission hybrid system uses inertial confinement fusion to produce neutrons from a fusion reaction of deuterium and tritium. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286444

Method and apparatus for optimizing response time to events in queue

A system for optimizing response time to events or representations thereof waiting in a queue has a first server having access to the queue; a software application running on the first server; and a second server accessible from the first server, the second server containing rules governing the optimization. In a preferred embodiment, the software application at least periodically accesses the queue and parses certain ones of events or tokens in the queue and compares the parsed results against rules accessed from the second server in order to determine a measure of disposal time for each parsed event wherein if the determined measure is sufficiently low for one or more of the parsed events, those one or more events are modified to a reflect a higher priority state than originally assigned enabling faster treatment of those events resulting in relief from those events to the queue system load.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286262

Semiconductor memory device

A semiconductor memory device includes a plurality of word lines wired in a first direction, a plurality of bit lines wired in a direction crossing the first direction, a memory cell array including a plurality of dram cells provided corresponding to intersections between the word lines and the bit lines, a word line driver which drives the word lines, and a plurality of word line potential stabilization transistors connected to the respective word lines and disposed on an opposite side of the word line driver with the memory cell array sandwiched between the word line potential stabilization transistors and the word line driver, each word line potential stabilization transistor turning on when the word line adjacent to a relevant one of the word lines is selected, thereby connecting the relevant word line to a non-selected potential, and turning off when the relevant word line is selected.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286256

Semiconductor device and method for driving semiconductor device

A semiconductor device with a reduced area and capable of higher integration and larger storage capacity is provided. A multi-valued memory cell including a reading transistor which includes a back gate electrode and a writing transistor is used. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286233

Temperature monitoring of a light guide in an illumination apparatus

An illumination apparatus having a radiation source and a light guide coupled thereto. The temperature of the light guide is monitored along its complete length. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286218

System and methods for broad area visual obscuration

A system and methods for broad area visual obscuration around a platform. In one embodiment the system comprises a source of visible light, shaping optics and projecting optics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286208

Light source assembly mechanism for led lamps

A light source assembly mechanism includes two sets installed at two ends of an led lamp tube. Each light source assembly mechanism includes a base, a lamp tube side cap, a turning module side cap and a turning rod. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110286026

Job history information audit system, information processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and audit method

An apparatus comprises a unit configured to acquire identification information for identifying a document management server from a cooperation server; a data reception unit configured to receive data including information concerning a job from a printing apparatus, a unit configured to determine; based on the received data and the identification information, whether document data of the received data is document data; a unit configured to store the received data when the determination unit determines that the document data is document data managed by a first document management server; a unit configured to transmit the received data to the cooperation server when the determination unit determines that the document data is carry-in document data which is not managed by the first document management server; a unit configured to receive the instruction associated with permission/inhibition of printing; and a unit configured to transmit the instruction associated with permission/inhibition of printing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285900

Casing of webcam

A casing of a webcam improves the hand feel of turning a lens ring. A base of the casing includes a sheath hole having a first connection portion, a first ring-shaped flange formed around an upper side of the lens ring, a second connection portion formed between upper and lower sides of the lens ring, and a second ring-shaped flange formed around the lens ring and abutted against an upper side of the sheath hole and a lower side of the first connection portion, and the first and second ring-shaped flanges of the lens ring are separated from the sheath hole by an interval. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285893

Solid-state imaging apparatus

Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus comprising signal lines to each of which a signal is outputted from each of pixels, a first holding capacitor for holding the signal outputted from each of the signal lines, first cmos switches arranged between the signal lines and the first holding lines, each of the first cmos switches including a first nmos transistor and a first pmos transistor, a first control line commonly connected to the gates of the first nmos transistors of the first cmos switches, and a second control line commonly connected to the gates of the first pmos transistors of the first cmos switches, and signals of different timings are supplied to the first control line and the second control line such that a timing of turning off the first nmos transistor is shifted from a timing of turning off the first pmos transistor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285831

Content playback device, content playback method, and content display system

A timing signal generation unit of a content playback device generates a shutter control signal requesting the opening or closing of a shutter of a lens among one or more lenses of a pair of shutter glasses worn by a user viewing a display panel adapted to display content, and a backlight control signal requesting a backlight of the display panel to be turned on at least when the shutter is open. A transmitter unit transmits the shutter control signal to the shutter glasses. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285538

Apparatus and method for diagnosing abnormality in cell balancing circuit

Provided are an apparatus and a method for diagnosing an abnormality in a cell balancing circuit. The apparatus may include a plurality of cell balancing circuits respectively connected to a plurality of battery cells included in a battery pack for balancing the voltages of the battery cells, a diagnosis resistor respectively installed between the cell balancing circuit and a cathode terminal and an anode terminal of the corresponding battery cell, a voltage measuring unit for measuring a voltage difference of the balancing circuit corresponding to each of the battery cells, and a control unit for turning on or off a cell balancing circuit to be diagnosed and for determining whether there is an abnormality in the cell balancing circuit to be diagnosed, based on a variation pattern of a voltage difference of a cell balancing circuit adjacent to the cell balancing circuit to be diagnosed that is measured by the voltage measuring unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285522

Door locking system for a motor vehicle

A door locking system is provided for a motor vehicle. The door locking system includes, but is not limited to a mechanical door opening safety catch and a warning unit configured to generate a first warning signal that is exclusively suppressed by a manual activation of the mechanical door opening safety catch. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285362

Reactive power management

Embodiments of the invention relate to devices and methods and systems for controlling a reactive power contribution to reactive power flowing in an electricity distribution network, so as to optimise this reactive power flow. Conventional methods of controlling reactive power flow focus on minimising a reactive power contribution by power provision and power consumption devices connected to the electricity distribution network, in accordance with, for example, regulations governing a maximum allowed power factor and/or under the control of a central controlling entity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285360

Energy-saving charger

An energy-saving charger comprises: an ac power input terminal, a power-off switch, a power convertor, a dc output charging terminal, a detection and control device, and a charging-control switch. The detection and control device can detect the charging state, and when the electric appliance or battery is done charging, the detection and control device will cut off the power supply to stop the charging of the battery by turning off the power-off switch, thus providing an energy-saving charging mode.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285348

Apparatus for contactless charging of mobile terminal

A contactless charging apparatus of a portable terminal is provided. The contactless charging apparatus of a portable terminal includes a main circuit board, a rectifying unit, a charging unit, and a secondary coil unit mounted on the main circuit board for generating an electromotive force. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285335

Motor drive device

A motor drive device includes an inverter circuit, a driver circuit for outputting a pwm signal to the inverter circuit, a booster circuit for boosting a power supply voltage supplied from a power supply circuit, a fail safe circuit arranged between the inverter circuit and the motor, and a fail safe drive unit for outputting a signal for turning on/off a semiconductor switching element of the fail safe circuit. A boost voltage output from the booster circuit is supplied to the driver circuit and also supplied to the fail safe drive unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285327

Cooling systems and methods

An ion therapy system comprises a particle accelerator (1) mounted on a rotatable gantry (2). The particle accelerator includes a superconducting coil (17) which rotates about its axis as the particle accelerator rotates about the gantry axis in use to direct an output beam towards a target from different directions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285165

Fitting adjustment structure for a lid

Provided is a fitting adjustment structure for a lid in which, before a frame and a lid are incorporated into an opening portion, a height of a stopper can be adjusted with the lid being closed, to thereby eliminate the need for adjustment after the incorporation. The fitting adjustment structure for the lid includes: the opening portion formed on a panel; the lid which turns to open and close the opening portion; and the frame which is placed along a periphery of the opening portion, and supports the lid, in which: a screw hole is pierced in the frame; a stopper having an upper surface which abuts against a rear surface of the lid in a closed state is screwed with the screw hole; and a turning operation portion engageable with a rotating tool is provided at a lower end of the stopper.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285026

Process for improving package warpage and connection reliability through use of a backside mold configuration (bsmc)

A backside mold configuration (bsmc) process for manufacturing packaged integrated circuits includes applying a mold compound to a side of a packaging substrate opposite an attached die. The mold compound is deposited on a dielectric (such as photo resist). ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110285001

Leadless integrated circuit packaging system and method of manufacture thereof

A method of manufacture of a leadless integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a substrate; patterning a die attach pad on the substrate; forming a tiered plated pad array around the die attach pad; mounting an integrated circuit die on the die attach pad; coupling an electrical interconnect between the integrated circuit die and the tiered plated pad array; forming a molded package body on the integrated circuit die, the electrical interconnects, and the tiered plated pad array; and exposing a contact pad layer by removing the substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110284965

Reducing external resistance of a multi-gate device using spacer processing techniques

Reducing external resistance of a multi-gate device using spacer processing techniques is generally described. In one example, a method includes depositing a sacrificial gate electrode to one or more multi-gate fins, the one or more multi-gate fins comprising a gate region, a source region, and a drain region, the gate region being disposed between the source and drain regions, patterning the sacrificial gate electrode such that the sacrificial gate electrode material is coupled to the gate region and substantially no sacrificial gate electrode is coupled to the source and drain regions of the one or more multi-gate fins, forming a dielectric film coupled to the source and drain regions of the one or more multi-gate fins, removing the sacrificial gate electrode from the gate region of the one or more to multi-gate fins, depositing spacer gate dielectric to the gate region of the one or more multi-gate fins wherein substantially no spacer gate dielectric is deposited to the source and drain regions of the one or more multi-gate fins, the source and drain regions being protected by the dielectric film, and etching the spacer gate dielectric to completely remove the spacer gate dielectric from the gate region area to be coupled with a final gate electrode except a remaining pre-determined thickness of spacer gate dielectric to be coupled with the final gate electrode that remains coupled with the dielectric film.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110284932

Body contact structures and methods of manufacturing the same

A body contact structure which reduce parasitic capacitance and improves body resistance of a device and methods of manufacture. The method includes forming a gate insulator material and gate electrode material on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110284895

Light-emitting semiconductor device

The present invention provides a light-emitting semiconductor device, which comprises a substrate having a surface formed with a plane and a plurality of protrusions out of the plane. The plane is on a crystalline orientation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110284723

Semiconductor nano-wire antenna solar cells and detectors

Patterning planar photo-absorbing materials into arrays of nanowires is demonstrated as a method for increasing the total photon absorption in a given thickness of absorbing material. Such a method can provide faster, cheaper, and more efficient photo-detectors and solar cells. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110284350

Electrical switch

An electrical switch has a casing, fixed and moving contacts, and an internal operator turning and moving the moving contact relative to the fixed contact for switching. The casing has an opening through which an engagement part of the operator is accessible from outside for engaging a pull chain to turn the operator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110284313

Steering device, in particular for a rear wheel steering system

A steering device for adjusting a wheel turning angle of a wheel of a motor vehicle, in particular of a rear wheel, includes a wheel guide member via which a wheel carrier of the wheel is connected to a vehicle body, the wheel carrier being swivellable about an axis of rotation disposed parallel to the wheel plane and the wheel guide member being articulated to the wheel carrier at a distance from the axis of rotation and being adjustable in length by an electromechanical drive unit, the electromechanical drive unit being connected, on the one hand, via a push rod to a joint at the wheel carrier end in order to form a swivel bearing to establish a connection to the wheel carrier, and, on the other hand, to a joint at the vehicle body end to form a further swivel bearing to establish a connection to the vehicle body.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283979

System and method for returning oil separated from engine crankcase gases

A system for processing pcv gases is disclosed. In one example, the system includes an oil passage solely linking an oil separator to an engine crankcase. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283959

Ammonia burning internal combustion engine

An ammonia burning internal combustion engine in which, in addition to ammonia, a reformed gas reformed at a reformer is fed into a combustion chamber. When a reforming ability of the reformer is less than a predetermined reforming ability, an ammonia ratio is increased to a ratio more than the ammonia ratio after completion of engine warmup set in advance in accordance with an operation state of the engine, and secondary air is fed from a secondary air feeding device into an engine exhaust passage upstream of an exhaust purification catalyst.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283952

Thermal conductive cooling method and system for livestock farm operations

A system and method for the conductive cooling and warming of livestock. Heat exchangers are positioned beneath the cushion bedding areas of the animal so as to utilize on-site water, either in a single pass or a re-circulating system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283934

Highly productive apparatus for vacuum coating roll substrates

Highly productive apparatus (1) for vacuum coating roll substrate (3) without touching any elements of the winding system by the substrate front surface and thereby preventing damage of the substrate front side and deposited coating. The apparatus comprises at least one loop winding device (9), which is installed between separate units (7) of the substrate cooling device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283926

Method for generating process steam

The invention relates to a method for generating process steam by burning dried lignite in a steam generator, comprising the drying of moist lignite in a fluidized bed dryer (1) with internal heat exchanger units (2) through which a heating medium flows, wherein at least some of the water is driven out of the lignite and removed from the dryer as vapors, dust is removed from the vapors in a dedusting device and the dried lignite is cooled in at least one cooler (6) arranged downstream of the fluidized bed dryer (1). The method according to the invention is distinguished by the fact that the brown coal dust occurring in the dedusting device is brought into direct contact with the dried and cooled lignite.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283847

Diameter measurement in turning machines

In order to be able to measure a diameter in a turning machine without rotating a workpiece and thus prevent circularity and concentricity errors from entering into the diameter determination, it is proposed according to the invention to use a measuring device that is movable in both transversal directions relative to the rotation axis, thus in the x-direction and also in the y-direction, wherein the measuring device can scan the workpiece from both sides in one clamping step without rotating the workpiece.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283846

Tailstock device for a lathe

A tailstock device for a lathe includes a carrier defining an accommodation space for accommodating a hub mount. The hub mount is turnable relative to the carrier and has two angularly displaced stage posts extending radially and outwardly for mounting first and second holders, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283752

Computer casing lock

A locking device for box-shaped containers (20) having a base and a separable cover each provided with an ear-like extension (20c; 20d) with openings, wherein in the lockable position the openings are in register one with respect to the other. The device comprises a block-shaped housing (10) with a key-operated mechanism (30) comprising a rotor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/11 / #20110283551

Can opener

A can opener has a cutter blade mounted with a body and a traction wheel mounted with the body on or adjacent the cutter blade. One of the cutter blade or traction wheel is movable with respect to the other between an inoperative position and an operative position. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110283253

Enforcement of architectural design during software development

Architectural design intent for software is represented in some type of concrete form. A set of computable rules are inferred from the representation of the architectural design intent. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110283163

Method and system for identifying errors in code

A method for identifying errors in code is provided. The method may include rebuilding object dependencies from a heap dump, calculating memory usage of each object, identifying top consumers of memory by object class, analyzing how much memory each class consumes with respect to how much other classes consume, building a corpus of data that may be used in a progressive machine learning algorithm, and identifying suspect classes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110283054

Nonvolatile memory

For a nonvolatile memory permitting electrical writing and erasing of information to be stored, such as a flash memory, the load on the system developer is to be reduced, and it is to be made possible to avoid, even if such important data for the system as management and address translation information are damaged, an abnormal state in which the system becomes unable to operate. The nonvolatile memory is provided with a replacing function to replace a group of memory cells including defective memory cells which are incapable of normal writing or erasion with a group of memory cells including no defective memory cell, a numbers of rewrites averaging function to grasp the number of data rewrites in each group of memory cells and to so perform replacement of memory cell groups that there may arise no substantial difference in the number of rewrites among a plurality of memory cell groups, and an error correcting function to detect and correct any error in data stored in the memory array, wherein first address translation information deriving from the replacing function and second address translation information deriving from the numbers of rewrites averaging function are stored in respectively prescribed areas in the memory array, and the first address translation information and second address translation information concerning the same memory cell group are stored in a plurality of sets in a time series.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282964

Delivery of targeted content related to a learned and predicted future behavior based on spatial, temporal, and user attributes and behavioral constraints

Methods and apparatuses and for determining suitability to display information from an information source, such as an advertiser, to a mobile client are described. Learning distribution vectors are tagged to specific content in the information by the advertiser and delivered with the derived learning distribution vectors to the mobile client. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282954

Content presentation based on user preferences

Architecture is provided that facilitates user-controlled access to user profile information. A user is allowed to selectively expose (or mask) portions of his/her profile to third parties. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282950

Reverse message classification

In an electronic message classification method an incoming message is preliminary classified according to its importance and information concerning that classification is provided to the sender, thereby giving the sender an option to overrule said preliminary classification.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282877

Method and system for automatically extracting data from web sites

In accordance with an embodiment, data may be automatically extracted from semi-structured web sites. Unsupervised learning may be used to analyze web sites and discover their structure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282810

Ice diet system and methods of implementing same

Embodiments of the present invention relate to system and method of dieting, wherein safe increases to an individual's basal metabolic rate accelerates the burning of fat, and may be used as a primary method of weight loss and/or as a complementary technique to the success of other weight loss strategies. In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of weight loss comprises measuring a temperature and quantity of a consumable product; determining a gross caloric value of the consumable product; calculating an energy to be expended during consumption of the consumable product by an individual; calculating a net caloric value of the consumable product, wherein the net caloric value is equal to a gross caloric value of the consumable product less the caloric energy expended by an individual in consuming the consumable product; and tracking the net caloric value over a predetermined time interval.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282795

Method and system for intelligent job assignment through an electronic communications network

A method for intelligent job assignment between multiple assignees and at least one client via an electronic network is disclosed. The method enables a business to consistently and systematically provide its customers with the best possible quality, in the shortest time, at the lowest possible cost given its talent pool at any given time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282783

Method and apparatus for configuring and establishing a secure credential-based network link between a client and a service over a data-packet-network

A bill-paying service has an internet-connected server executing software from a non-transitory, machine-readable medium, the software providing functionality accessing, on behalf of a user, a plurality of billing servers, logging in with credentials supplied by the user, and downloading information concerning one or more bills which the user is responsible to pay, functionality receiving a selection by the end user, indicating a bill the user wishes to pay, and functionality transmitting to the user a deep-link plug-in (dlp) for the billing server where the bill selected by the client is associated, the dlp redirecting the user to a page at the billing server where the user is enabled to pay the bill selected.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282562

Ignition timing control system for internal combustion engine

An ignition timing control system for an internal combustion engine, for controlling an ignition timing of the engine, is provided. A charging efficiency of the engine is calculated according to the intake air flow rate and the engine rotational speed which are detected, and a knock limit ignition timing is calculated according to the engine rotational speed and the charging efficiency. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282550

Steering apparatus for a vehicle

A steering apparatus for a vehicle is provided in which since a steering wheel (12) is provided with a switch (20l, 20r) that outputs an electrical signal in response to an operation by a driver's finger, and a vehicle wheel (w) is turned by operating a steering actuator (17) according to an electrical signal outputted by the switch (20l, 20r), a turning angle of the vehicle wheel (w) can be freely increased and decreased matching the driver's intention merely by operating the switch (20l, 20r) without changing the hold on the steering wheel (12) in a state in which the steering wheel (12) is operated and the vehicle wheel (w) is turned. Moreover, since the switch (20l, 20r) is housed in a recess (12b) formed on a surface of a rim portion (12a) of the steering wheel (12) without projecting from the surface thereof, it is possible to reliably prevent the switch (20l, 20r) from being erroneously operated against a driver's intention during operation of the steering wheel (12).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282543

Seat belt monitoring system and method of use

A method of monitoring the status of rear seat belts includes the following steps namely attaching wireless belt sensors including a belt portion to a seat belt and an anchor portion to a seat belt anchor; and installing a monitor into the vehicle; and turning on the belt sensors and the monitor; and sending wireless signals from the sensors to the monitor confirming the seatbelt engagement status; and displaying the seat belt status to the driver of the vehicle with a monitor display. Preferably the method includes the step of displaying the seat belt status visually with visual signals displayed by the monitor.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282536

Vessel hull robot navigation subsystem

A vessel hull robot navigation subsystem and method for a robot including a drive subsystem onboard the robot for driving the robot about the hull. A sensor subsystem onboard the robot outputs data combining robot and vessel motion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282524

System and method for detecting wake turbulence of an aircraft

Alarm means (al) for forewarning the pilot of the second aircraft of the detection of wake turbulence of the first aircraft when the said comparison is below a resemblance threshold (ss).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282299

Dispenser device

A dispenser device comprising a pistol housing, a needle direction control mechanism, a boost mechanism, a quantification control mechanism, and a combination of a housing, a needle direction control mechanism, a boost mechanism, and a syringe positioning mechanism or a holding ring embodies the present invention with features and advantages shown as follows, (1) uniform injection of agents synchronously mixed by not less than two contents; (2) mixed agents not exposed in air; (3) uniform injection, high air tightness, injection direction controlled by easy turning, smooth and convenient operation, high powerful operation via shifts of a push rod driven by a pressed trigger, promoted yield rate, assembly easily constructed, reduced manufacture cost, and convenient maintenance.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110282169

Long term active learning from large continually changing data sets

Methods and systems are disclosed for autonomously building a predictive model of outcomes. A most-predictive set of signals sk is identified out of a set of signals s1, s2, . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110281478

Systems, devices and methods for providing energy for ship propulsion

The present invention allows for the replacement of polluting and inefficient diesel-based marine propulsion systems. A natural-gas burning power plant in combination and at least one renewable energy source are combined to drive a ship's propulsion during times when the power plants are not in use for other activities including desalination and oil exploration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110281431

Method of patterning thin metal films

A cu interconnect is formed with improved directionality and smoothness. Embodiments include wet etching cu while applying a pulsing electric current. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110281385

Liquid crystal display device and method of manufacturing the same

In a liquid crystal display device of an ips system, to realize reduction of manufacturing cost and improvement of yield by decreasing the number of steps for manufacturing a tft. A channel etch type bottom gate tft structure, where patterning of a source region and a drain region and patterning of a source wiring and a pixel electrode are carried out by the same photomask.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110281253

Computer-aided learning system and method with adaptive optimization

A computer-aided learning system with adaptive optimization is disclosed. The system may comprise a storage module configured for storing learning data; a man-machine interface configured for providing the learning data to at least one learner; an information collection module configured for tracking and recording an interactive learning process; a learning process analysis module configured for receiving the interactional learning process provided by the information collection module, the learning process analysis module further configured for analyzing the interactional learning process and forming a control signal; and a learning strategy generation module configured for receiving the control signal from the learning process analysis module, the learning strategy generation module further configured for generating a learning strategy signal based on the control signal; wherein the man-machine interface is configured to provide the learning data to the at least one learner based on the learning strategy signal.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110281246

Hazard-zone incident command training and certification systems

Systems designed to train and certify persons to act as at least one responsible person(s) for decision making and management operations as part of an emergency response at incidents that contain at least one hazard zone; such hazard zone defined as any work area which contains a hazard that can injure or kill, for example, burning structures, hazardous material incidents, roadways with active traffic, natural disaster sites, and/or other emergency response scenes.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110281217

Negative photosensitive insulating resin composition and method for patterning using the same

(in the formula, r1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and r2 to r5 represent, independently each other, a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.). . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280984

Blow mould

The invention relates to a device for transforming plastics preforms into containers with at least one blow mould for receiving the plastics preforms, wherein this blow mould has two mould parts, which can be pivoted with respect to each other about a connecting axis, with at least one locking element, which is arranged on one of the mould parts and interacts with at least one counter element arranged on the other mould part, in order to lock the two mould parts with respect to each other, wherein the counter element is a counter element which is arranged about an axis arranged substantially parallel to the connecting axis and can be turned between a locking position, in which the blow mould is locked, and an unlocking position, in which the blow mould can be opened, wherein the counter element is of such a kind that it lies at least partially against the locking element in the locking position and releases the locking element in the unlocking position, wherein the device has an actuating element for turning the counter element, this actuating element having a drive element which interacts with the counter element in order to actuate it.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280578

Passive optical network, access method thereof, optical network unit and optical line termination

A method for accessing a passive optical network (pon) is disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a first distance parameter of an optical network unit (onu), where the first distance parameter indicates the location of the onu relative to an optical line termination (olt); receiving an onu information request message delivered by the olt, and returning an onu information response message to the olt when a second distance parameter carried in the onu information request message corresponds to the first distance parameter; and receiving a ranging request message, where the ranging request message is delivered by the olt according to the onu information response message, returning a ranging response message as a basis for the olt to obtain an equalization delay (eqd) value of the onu, and connecting the onu to the pon according to the eqd value. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280531

Resin composition for production of optical waveguide, and optical waveguide produced by using the resin composition

A resin composition is provided, which satisfies both an uncured layer flexibility requirement and a patterning resolution requirement for production of an optical waveguide by a roll-to-roll process. An optical waveguide produced by using the resin composition is also provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280490

Learning image templates for content anchoring and data extraction

Methods, and corresponding systems, of generating one or more image anchor templates for extracting data from a data field of a first class of documents are provided. The methods include generating one or more candidate image anchor templates from at least one of one or more exemplars of the first class; determining a quality score for each of the one or more candidate image anchor templates using a computer processor and known locations of the data field within the one or more exemplars of the first class; ranking the one or more candidate image anchor templates according to quality score; and selecting one or more of the most highly ranked image anchor templates.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280451

Learning image anchor templates for document classification

Methods, and corresponding systems, of generating one or more image anchor templates for discriminating between documents of a first class and documents of other classes are provided. The methods include generating one or more candidate image anchor templates; determining, using a computer processor, a quality score for each of the one or more candidate image anchor templates; ranking the one or more candidate image anchor templates according to the quality scores of the one or more candidate image anchor templates; and selecting one or more of the most highly ranked image anchor templates.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280381

Receiving apparatus, announcement control method, and program

Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus including: a receiving portion configured to receive warning information; a setting portion configured to establish settings regarding an announcing action to be performed upon receipt of the warning information, in accordance with operations performed by a user; and a control portion configured to control, upon receipt of the warning information, the announcing action in accordance with the settings established by the setting portion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280305

Image processing device, decoding method, intra-frame decoder, method of decoding intra-frame and intra-frame encoder

Adopted is a decoder, in which on condition that a prediction block shown by vector information extracted from a data stream, and a decode-target block have an overlap where respective pixels overlay each other, pixel information of an already-decoded portion at a distance of an integer multiple of a vector provided by the vector information from the overlap is made a prediction signal instead of the overlap, and the prediction signal is added to difference image data taken from the data stream to generate reproduction image data. The decoder is adopted for an intra-frame decoder, a local decoder of an encoder, and the like. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280269

High contrast grating integrated vcsel using ion implantation

A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (vcsel) and its fabrication are taught which incorporate a high contrast grating (hcg) to replace the top mirror of the device and which can operate at long-wavelengths, such as beyond 0.85 μm. The hcg beneficially provides a high degree of polarization differentiation and provides optical containment in response to lensing by the hcg. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280258

System and method for dynamic configuration of session layer retry logic based on signal quality

The present invention involves the dynamic modification of network connection parameters based on signal conditions, and specifically, based on signal quality of service (qos) measurements. Specifically, the disclosed systems and methods enable a remote communications terminal to best ensure a reliable wireless connection to a transaction-processing gateway in order to send and receive data packets relating to merchant transactions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280248

Hierarchical isolated learning and flooding for metro ethernet bridging domains

In one embodiment, a switch includes a processor coupled to a memory, one or more forwarding tables residing within the memory, and one or more ports. The one or more ports are associated with a plurality of virtual local area networks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280242

Technology for flushing and relearning mac addresses in telecommunication networks

A technique for performing a flushing process at a port of a network switch, where the flushing process comprises a flooding operation and an operation of relearning mac addresses. In the method, these two operations are made independent, and the operation of relearning mac addresses is started before termination of the flooding operation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280234

Methods and apparatuses for direct link setup

Establishing a direct link connection between subscriber stations in a wireless local area network (wlan) comprises transmitting a direct link setup discovery request from an initiating station to an access point of the wlan for distribution to one or more other stations, the discovery request including information concerning a capability of the initiating station for a direct link setup, receiving information from a receiving station among the one or more other stations, the received information concerning the capability of the receiving station for a direct link setup, and establishing a direct link connection with the receiving station based on the received information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280048

Dc-dc converter circuit

This dc-dc converter circuit includes a switching circuit which switches a dc power supply with a primary side switching element, a transformer to a primary side winding whereof the output of the switching circuit is applied and which outputs a voltage which has been changed by a predetermined voltage change ratio to a secondary side winding, and secondary diodes for current adjustment connected to the secondary side winding of the transformer. Moreover, it includes a regeneration snubber circuit connected in parallel with the secondary diode circuit and including a series circuit of a discharge blocking diode and a snubber capacitor and a switching element for regeneration connected in parallel with the discharge blocking diode, a filter circuit connected between rectification outputs of the secondary diode circuit, and a control unit which turns the switching element for regeneration on a predetermined time period after the timing of turning the primary side switching element off. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110280034

Vehicular lamp and vehicular lamp assembly method

A vehicular lamp has a plurality of bulb sockets, each of the plurality of bulb sockets holding a bulb serving as a light source, a lamp body that accommodates the bulb sockets, a front cover that forwardly covers the lamp body, a plurality of bulb socket fixing portions formed in the lamp body, and inserted with the plurality of bulb sockets, a temporary holding member that includes a plurality of temporary holding portions of the bulb sockets, and temporarily holds each of the plurality of bulb sockets to each of the plurality of temporary holding portions, and a bulb socket mounting unit that sandwiches the lamp body and the temporary holding member via an elastic portion formed on each of the bulb sockets. The elastic portion elastically deforms when the temporarily held bulb sockets are inserted into the fixing portions and returning at predetermined fixing positions of the fixing portions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279927

Locked warning apparatus used for handle of hard disk drive bracket

A locked warning apparatus used for a handle of a hard disk drive bracket is described. The locked warning apparatus includes a locking base, a locking device, an upper cover assembly, and a pressing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279859

Image processing system, image processing method, and program for image processing method

In an image forming apparatus which is communicably connected to a management server for managing a scan ticket in which an instruction content for performing reading of a paper document is defined and can issue an instruction concerning printing to accumulated print jobs, when it is judged that the instruction concerning the printing is issued to the designated print job, a generation request of the scan ticket including reading setting for performing the reading of the paper document on which the print job has been printed is transmitted to the management server, a list of the scan tickets obtained from the management server is displayed, the reading of the paper document is performed using the scan ticket selected from list information of the displayed scan tickets, and an image obtained by the reading is transmitted to a transmission destination specified by the scan ticket.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279848

Image forming apparatus with power save mode learning function and method of managing power save mode in the image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an auto pattern updating unit for determining transition time for transition from a normal conduction state to a power saving state of each time of day based on job logs, and a display processing unit for displaying the determined state of transition of each time of day on a display unit on hour-by-hour basis. The display device may be an external pc for management, or an operation display panel of the image forming apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279801

Apparatus and a method for illuminating a light-sensitive medium

A system for illumination of a light sensitive medium includes means for patterning each of a plurality of beams using an illumination unit having at least one illumination head, the illumination head including at least two arrays of individually controllable light valves, means for projecting the patterned beams onto the light sensitive medium, means for displacing the light sensitive medium relative to the patterned beams, such that the patterned beams are scanned across the light sensitive medium in a scanning direction, means for directing the patterned beams towards the light sensitive medium by means of lenses arranged such that each lens directs a respective part of a respective patterned beam towards a respective target area on the light sensitive medium, means for spacing the arrays apart in the scanning direction, such that each of the arrays scans the patterned beams across the areas of the light sensitive medium as the light sensitive medium and the at least one illumination head are displaced relative to each other, the respective target areas scanned by the patterned beams are contiguous, means for individually controlling the individually controlled light valves of the illumination unit in dependency of the relative movement between the illumination head and the light sensitive medium, and a plurality of light emitters in the form of light guides arranged to illuminate the light sensitive medium via a light valve arrangement, the light valve arrangement including a plurality of electrically controlled light valves, wherein at least two of the light emitters are arranged to illuminate a plurality of light valves each.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279429

Display device

A display device includes a driver circuit monolithically integrated in a display panel. The display panel has a plurality of pixel units and signal lines; and a driver circuit including a first circuit element and a second circuit element integrally formed on the display panel and electrically connected to each other, wherein patterning density of the first circuit element and patterning density of the second circuit element would be substantially different from each other if the first and second circuit elements were laid out as concentrated individual circuit elements, but where the driver layout includes at least two spaced apart first circuit element regions over which the first circuit element is distributively formed and the driver layout includes an interposed second circuit element region in which at least part of the second circuit element is formed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279387

Transperent conductive substrate and method of manufacturing the same touch screen using the same

Disclosed herein are a transparent conductive substrate and a method of manufacturing the same, and a touch screen using the same. The transparent conductive substrate includes a transparent substrate, a transparent electrode that is formed and patterned on the transparent substrate, and a primer that is formed between the transparent substrate and the transparent electrode and is patterned to have a pattern corresponding to the transparent electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279319

Communication device, communication control method and communication system

To enable high-speed learning of an antenna directionality to be used for millimeter-wave communication, there is provided a communication device including a first radio communication unit capable of radio communication in accordance with a first communication method, and a second radio communication unit capable of radio communication in accordance with a second communication method using a higher frequency band than the first communication method, in which, upon receiving an instruction signal instructing to learn a beam directionality, the first radio communication unit determines a reception start time point of a beam reference signal based on the instruction signal, and the second radio communication unit starts reception of the beam reference signal from the reception start time point determined by the first radio communication unit and determines a parameter value for specifying an optimum beam pattern based on the received beam reference signal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279290

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation

A handheld electronic device enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279278

Monitoring and early warning alarm system for high voltage insulator failure

The monitoring and early warning alarm system for high voltage insulator failure provides an early predictor for high voltage insulator failure, allowing repairmen to either already be on site when a high voltage insulator fails in order to expedite repair time, or allowing repair and/or replacement of a faulty insulator before the failure actually occurs. The monitoring and early warning alarm system includes a housing adapted for mounting on a high-voltage power line in proximity to a high voltage insulator associated therewith. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279267

Display device with alarm function

A display device includes a dial, an alarm setting member, and a warning unit. The alarm setting member includes an a/d converter, a recognition module, a storage module, and an analysis module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279261

Event warning system and method thereof

An event warning system is provided. The innovation can provide real time, personalized and meaningful alert warnings to either or both a machine operator/driver and pedestrians who are in harm's way, or are potentially approaching harm's way. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279254

Method and device for carrying out an avoidance maneuver

Disclosed herein is a method and device for carrying out an avoidance maneuver of a motor vehicle. An object in the surroundings of the motor vehicle which is on a collision course is detected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279145

Testing device and method thereof

A testing device for testing a board managing controller (bmc) of a computer motherboard including a power supply, a bmc, and a warning unit, includes a storing module, a voltage adjusting module, and a voltage displaying module. The storing module stores a preset warning voltage and an upper limit voltage larger than the preset warning voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279132

Method for detecting pattern offset amount of exposed regions and detecting mark

A method for detecting a patter offset amount of exposed regions comprises forming at least one pair of conductive detecting marks with a predetermined position relationship by a patterning process including two exposing processes; detecting an electrical characteristic of the at least one pair conductive detecting marks, if the detected electrical characteristic does not meet a predetermined position relationship, it is determined that the pattern offset amount of the exposed regions in two exposure steps is not qualified; and if the detected electrical characteristic meets the predetermined position relationship, it is determined that the pattern offset amount of the exposed regions in two exposure steps is qualified.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110279091

Method for reducing standby power and wireless device using the same

The present invention provides a wireless device and method for reducing standby power. The method for reducing standby power of the wireless device includes the steps of: charging a charging battery with power supplied from an ac commercial power source in a normal mode of the wireless device, blocking the power of the ac commercial power source and converting an operation state of the wireless device so that the wireless device is in a standby mode when an operation-off signal used for turning off a predetermined device is transmitted from an outside. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278788

Retard roller and retard roller module having such retard roller

A retard roller of an automatic document feeder provides a frictional force to separate plural documents from each other. The retard roller can provide a first damping torque and a second damping torque with different directions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278646

Balance step-height selective bi-channel structure on hkmg devices

The present disclosure provides a method including forming sti features in a silicon substrate, defining a first and a second active regions for a pfet and an nfet, respectively; forming a hard mask having an opening to expose the silicon substrate within the first active region; etching the silicon substrate through the opening to form a recess within the first active region; growing a sige layer in the recess such that a top surface of the sige layer within the first active region and a top surface of the silicon substrate within the second active region are substantially coplanar; forming metal gate material layers; patterning the metal gate material layers to form a metal gate stack on the sige layer within the first active region; and forming an esige s/d stressor distributed in both the sige layer and the silicon substrate within the first active region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278566

Method of patterning thin film solution-deposited

A method of patterning a solution-deposited thin film is provided. The method includes photoetching a pattern in a laser absorption metal layer by allowing a pulsed laser beam to pass through a spatial optical modulator so that the laser beam is radiated on the metal layer, the pattern corresponding to the spatial optical modulator; solution-depositing an oxide layer over a surface of the substrate that is exposed to an outside and a surface of the patterned metal layer; patterning the solution-deposited oxide layer by radiating a pulsed laser beam directly on the solution-deposited oxide layer without passing through the spatial optical modulator, and heating the metal layer underlying the oxide layer to induce thermo-elastic force, so that the metal layer is detached along with the overlying oxide layer from the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278263

Gas-insulated high-voltage switch

A high-voltage switch includes a contact arrangement having two arcing contacts, one of which is supported displaceably against the action of a pretensioned spring. When the contact arrangement is closed, the free ends of the two arcing contacts are supported on one another. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278200

Apparatus and method for conversion of disposable hydrocarbons into diesel and heating oil fuels and conversion of biomass into biodiesel- cip

The disclosure is of a method and apparatus for conversion of disposable hydrocarbons into diesel and heating oil fuels and conversion of biomass into biodiesel fuel. The apparatus comprises a feed stock tank, a preparation tank for first stage warming of the feedstock, a first heat exchanger to separate out water as steam and light ends, a stack to vent steam to the atmosphere, a second heat exchanger to raise the temperature to that necessary for processing the feedstock in a cracking kettle, a fume incinerator burning the light ends to generate heat for the first and second heat exchangers, a distillation column to process the gases from the cracking kettle, a condenser to convert gas to liquid #2 diesel fuel, a filter and chiller unit, and storage tanks to hold the fuels and residuals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278069

Method and apparatus for down-the-hole drilling

A method and apparatus for down-the-hole drilling. The drilling is carried out by a drilling device including a casing and a drilling unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110278045

Capacitive power and ground plane structure utilizing fractal elements for the reduction of radiated emissions

The construction of a capacitive power and/or ground plane sandwich with fractal element structures to achieve the reduction or elimination of radiated emissions as “noise” from the planes. This may be achieved in several formats, including the patterning of fractal elements on the outside edge of the ground plane, the patterning of fractal elements on the outside edge of the power plane and the patterning of fractal elements within both of the planes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277845

System for transferring a fluid product and its implementation

The invention relates to a system for transfer of a fluid product and its use, comprising at least one tubular arrangement for conveying the product between two locations and having two segments (2a, 2b) articulated to each other by a first of their ends, the opposite end of a first of the two segments being rotatably suspended from a support arm (1) adapted to be installed at one of the two locations and the opposite end of the second segment being able to be connected to a coupling means adapted to be installed at the second location, first means (13, 15) for turning the first segment (2a) relative to the arm, for the purpose of lowering its first end from a storage position on the same side as the support arm and second means (33,11) for pulling up the end of the second segment (2b) which end is adapted to be linked to the coupling means for the purpose of connecting that end to the coupling means (6) from underneath.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277842

Ecosafe desal brine return system

Described is a system for allowing ecologically-sensitive return of brine to seawater. A plurality of “smart” hoses is employed with riptide and sun light sensors so as to allow for returning concentrated brine to as large a volume of sea water as possible. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277824

Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same

Provided are a solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes implanting impurities of a second conductivity type opposite to a first conductivity type into a front surface of a semiconductor substrate of the first conductivity type to form an emitter layer, forming a mask layer on the emitter layer, patterning the mask layer by coating etching paste on a portion of the mask layer where a front electrode will be formed, implanting high-concentration impurities into the portion of the mask layer where the front electrode will be formed to form a heavily doped region, removing the remaining mask layer, forming an anti-reflective coating (arc) on the emitter layer, forming the front electrode on the front surface of the semiconductor substrate, and forming a rear electrode on a rear surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277790

Process for removing water

A process for removing water from an article, which comprises using a fluorinated solvent containing an alcohol as a water removal solvent, bringing the water removal solvent in a dipping sump to a boiling state, condensing vapor of the water removal solvent at an upper portion of the dipping sump, removing the water from the condensed water removal solvent outside the dipping sump and then returning the water removal solvent to the dipping sump, dipping an article having water attached in the water removal solvent in a boiling state in the dipping sump to remove water and then withdrawing the article.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277781

Methods for improving quality of mainstream smoke and multicomponent filters and smoking articles therefor

A multicomponent smoking article filter adapted to be disposed at the non-burning end of the rod of smokable material, comprising: a first plug; a second plug; a first cavity disposed between the first plug and the second plug, wherein the first cavity comprises: (1) a plurality of cellulosic granules containing a flavorant, and (2) either a plurality of cellulosic granules containing a humectant, or containing water, or a combination thereof; and a second cavity comprising a sorbent disposed upstream from the first cavity relative to the direction of mainstream smoke drawn through the filter.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277779

Device for storing a partially smoked cigarette

A device for storing a cigarette has a first tubular member having a closed end and an open end, and a second tubular member having a closed end and an open end. The tubular members may be fixed to one another in a detachable manner to provide an airtight hollow cylinder with the closed ends of the tubular members disposed at opposite ends of the cylinder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277603

Precision roll turning lathe and automatic tool changer therefor

There is provided an automatic tool changer which, in a precision roll turning lathe which feeds a tool post at a high speed, can automatically change a tool, such as a cutting tool, without stopping the machine, thereby enabling highly efficient ultra-precision machining of a roll mold for molding of a large-sized plastic sheet. The automatic tool changer includes: a change device including a vertically movable pivot arm having a pivot axis and which pivots in a horizontal plane, a hand portion, mounted at the front end of the arm, for detachably gripping a tool holder, a pivot drive section for pivoting the pivot arm, and a lifting drive section for vertically moving the pivot arm; a tool holder stocker, having a plurality of circumferentially-arranged stages disposed at a predetermined distance from the pivot axis, each stage detachably holding a tool holder; a holder base, mounted to the tool post, for fixing and unfixing a tool holder through the rotation of a clamp shaft; and a clamp shaft operating device including an operating portion for clamping/unclamping the tool holder by rotating the clamp shaft.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277519

Ignition switch operation restricting device

An operation restricting device for an ignition switch includes a body including a turning restriction portion at a first position and a second portion, a rotor rotatably disposed in the body, a locking pin held movably in a turning plane of the rotor by the rotor, for restricting a first turn of the rotor from the second position to the first position, and a second turn of the rotor from the first position to the second position, the first turn and the second turn being opposite to each other, and a plate disposed movably or immovably in a movement plane of the locking pin, for permitting the first turn and the second turn of the rotor by switching an actuator. The turning restriction portion at the second position includes a turning lever to turn in the turning plane of the rotor.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277476

Low temperature high efficiency condensing heat engine for propelling road vehicles

A non-polluting, closed-cycle condensing heat engine and operating method is provided for propelling road vehicles at high efficiencies and high power densities by using a phase-changing working fluid having a critical temperature close to the natural ambient temperature of the surrounding atmosphere and shifting the high temperature heat reservoir downward by several hundred degrees by creating an artificial low temperature heat reservoir below ambient temperature by evaporating water. By isentropically compressing the liquefied working fluid at sub-ambient temperatures to very high pressure utilizing the fact that water has an unusually high latent heat of evaporation, and heating it to a compressed gas at a relatively low temperature in the high temperature heat reservoir by burning small amounts of fuel, it is possible for the engine to operate at high power densities by expanding the compressed gas back to the initial sub-ambient temperature where it is re-condensed to propel road vehicles several hundred miles on a tank of water holding only 40 gallons using a small fraction of the amount of fuel used by vehicles propelled by conventional internal combustion engines.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277474

Methods and systems using natural gas power plant

Provided herein are methods and systems for sequestering carbon dioxide from a multi-component gaseous stream, such as flue gas from natural gas-burning power plant to produce a protonated carbonate. Also provided herein are methods and systems for electrochemically producing proton-removing agents to form a deprotonated carbonate from the protonated carbonate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/11 / #20110277210

Application for care of infant

Embodiments provide apparatus for care of an infant, the apparatus including a comfort support for returning legs of an infant to fully folded positions relative to the torso.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276993

Media content programming control method and apparatus

A system and method is provided for incentivizing players to visit a gambling location. In one aspect, a qualified person is invited to play an electronic game which has a plurality of outcomes, at least one of which is a winning outcome. . . . . . . . . A method and system for the control, aggregation, and management of television programming and internet content (both traditional and video sources) and more specifically to the customization of media choices and content based in part on the dynamic editing of content according to user preferences. Affiliate groups can be used to mark, recommend or provide selective editing of video and other media that can be received by users. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276879

User interface processing apparatus, method of processing user interface, and non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying computer program for processing user interface

A user interface processing apparatus is provided. A user interface element such as a virtual controller is displayed on a display screen. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276838

Logged drive test reporting

A network receives from a user equipment ue information about a measurement configuration used to log test measurements; and the network uses the received information to determine further signaling to send to the ue concerning further test measurements. The network can compare the received measurement configuration to a measurement configuration for the further test measurements; and if the same can merely indicate to the ue to continue using the same configuration else if different can indicate to the ue the new configuration to use for the further measurements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276642

Platform independent interactive dialog-based electronic learning environments

Among other things, techniques, apparatus, systems and non-transitory computer-readable medium are disclosed for implementing interactive text-based dialogs. In one aspect, a method performed by a server device can include receiving, at the server device, a request to initiate a text-based dialog session from a user operating at a client device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276599

Context-driven search

The invention disclosed herein is a context-driven search method comprising three main steps: having a user provide an input phrase that is used to search a collection of language-based information sources; identifying sets of substantially-equivalent expanded phrases that are relevant to the input phrase, wherein these expanded phrases appear in the collection of language-based information sources; and providing the user with set-specific summary information concerning some, or all, of these sets of substantially-equivalent expanded phrases. This innovative context-driven method provides search results that are driven, consolidated, and summarized by phrase context, so that users no longer have to wade through pages of results to pick out those entries that relate to the context in which they are interested.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276572

Configuration management device, medium and method

A configuration management device includes: an update processing unit 102 for storing, as cache information, identification information included in each of a plurality of cis managed by an mdr 20 associated with origin information which is the information indicating the position of a configuration item including the identical identification information; a request processing unit 101 for accepting a search request including a search condition; and a search processing unit 103 for acquiring a ci indicated by the origin information in the cache information 104 from the mdr 20 when the search request is accepted, merging the acquired ci with the cis associated with the identical origin information in the cache information 104, determining whether or not a result of the merge satisfies the search condition, and returning as a response the result of the merge determined as satisfying the search condition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276559

Method for improving search efficiency in enterprise search system

A search system with a search engine applies a user search query to an index of the documents stored in a document repository for returning a result set of matching documents to a user. In order to more efficiently access, search and retrieve documents stored in document repositories, one of a document repository and an index thereof or both are partitioned in one or more dimensions, and a partition is configured in a specific dimension according to two or more document attribute values selected from one and the same attribute category. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276377

Communication system and method for narrowcasting

A communication system with client devices in communication with at least one communication network. User data stores are also in communication with the communications network and store user data of users using respective ones of the client devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276355

Method and system for informed decision making to locate a workforce

The present invention generally relates to a computer-implemented method and system for informed decision making when a user decides between and amongst geographic areas having a suitable workforce. More specifically, the present invention applies user selections that send sql statements that extract and index data on workforce demographics for a range of areas over a network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276341

System and method for automatic drug prescription

In one embodiment, a method of automatic drug prescription is provided. The method comprises steps of receiving a query at a central server system regarding a patient, the query concerning the type of drug and dosage level to be administered to the patient, obtaining patient data from at least one medical information system coupled to the central server system and processing the patient data to determine a set of drug and dosage level that can be administered to the patient.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276281

Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a process variable of a medium

An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium. The apparatus includes: at least one evaluation unit, which monitors and/or signals an exceeding and/or subceeding of a predeterminable limit value of the process variable by the medium; and at least one memory unit, in which limit values of the process variable associated with at least one property of the medium are stored; and wherein the evaluation unit, based on information concerning the property of the medium, applies from the memory unit, for determining and/or monitoring the process variable, a stored limit value associated with the property of the medium.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276231

Steer-by-wire steering device

A steer-by-wire steering device, in which when a turning motor fails, a toe angle adjusting motor is converted into a drive source for steering the wheel, is provided. A steering wheel not mechanically coupled with a steering axle; a steering angle sensor; a steering reactive force motor; and a steering control unit are provided therein. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276226

Method of managing a turning movement of an aircraft taxiing on the ground

Adapting the commands to the independent drive devices such that the total instantaneous power developed by all of the independent drive devices is minimized, while conserving the mean angular acceleration.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276201

Taws with alert suppression

An aircraft terrain awareness warning system is disclosed that includes an interface for entering flight plan details of an aircraft including at least one waypoint. The terrain awareness warning system is configured such that potential-terrain-collision alerts are suppressed in the aircraft during landing operations performed at waypoints associated with landing zones.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276188

Photovoltaic system with selective mpp mismatch

A method for operating a photovoltaic system provides, with the turning off of the otherwise adjusted regulation to the maximum power point mpp, to make a selective mismatching at the inverter, in order to cause a battery current, which is added to the system current. As a result, an additional energy source to maintain a minimum feed power is achieved during a rapidly changing cloud pattern.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276180

Process control systems and methods having learning features

A system for operating a process includes a processing circuit that uses a self-optimizing control strategy to learn a steady-state relationship between an input and an output. The processing circuit is configured to switch from using the self-optimizing control strategy to using a different control strategy that operates based on the learned steady-state relationship.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110276092

Graft fixation using a plug against suture

A method for securing soft tissue to bone which does not require the surgeon to tie suture knots to secure the tissue to the bone. Suture is passed through the graft at desired points. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275908

Method for analysing medical data

A method for analysing medical data in view of a specific clinical question, the method including the steps of a) providing one or several medical datasets having data acquired by means of one or several diagnostic modalities from one patient; b) providing a clinical question to be answered by the medical dataset(s); c) selecting one or several evaluation methods which are generally suitable for returning relevant information with regard to the clinical question; and d) automatically analysing the medical dataset(s) with regard to their suitability to be used for the one or several evaluation methods and calculating corresponding quality factors for each pair of medical dataset and evaluation method.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275898

Biological measurement apparatus, biological observation apparatus and operation method for biological measurement apparatus

A biological measurement apparatus includes: an endoscope including a treatment instrument insertion channel provided inside an insertion portion; a pump that delivers water into the treatment instrument insertion channel; an optical system, etc., that guide light from a light source that emits light in a predetermined wavelength band into the water delivered into the treatment instrument insertion channel; and a spectroscope that detects return light resulting from the light passing through the water, falling on and being reflected by an object and returning while passing through the water when the water is delivered from the pump.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275892

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an insertion portion to be inserted into a subject, a bendable bending portion provided in a distal end side of the insertion portion, a bending driving section that drives the bending of the bending portion, and a bending driving control section that controls the bending driving section based on an inputted control signal to cause a distal end of the bending portion to make a turning motion with respect to a proximal end thereof.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275807

Application of evodiamine in preparing medicaments for alzheimer's disease

A method of preparing medicaments for alzheimer's disease includes the step of administering evodiamine. Evodiamine can improve the main symptom of alzheimer's disease, namely, the loss of learning and memory abilities, and delay the progress of alzheimer's disease. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275220

Low temperature metal etching and patterning

The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for etching various metals that may be used in semiconductor or integrated circuit processing through the use of non-halogen gases such as hydrogen, helium, or combinations of hydrogen and helium with other gases such as argon. In one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, in a reaction chamber, a substrate having a metal interconnect layer deposited thereon is exposed to a plasma formed of non-halogen gas. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275218

Double patterning strategy for contact hole and trench in photolithography

A method of lithography patterning includes forming a hard mask layer on a material layer and forming a capping layer on the hard mask layer. The capping layer does not react with oxygen gas during a photoresist ashing process. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275214

Dual damascene-like subtractive metal etch scheme

Metal interconnects are formed with larger grain size and improved uniformity. Embodiments include patterning metal layers into metal interconnects and vias prior to depositing a dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275197

Semiconductor memory device, method of forming the same, and memory system

A method of forming a semiconductor memory device, a semiconductor memory device, and a memory system, the method including forming a thin film structure on a semiconductor substrate such that the thin film structure includes a plurality of thin films; patterning the thin film structure to form a through region in the thin film structure; forming a first silicon film using a first precursor such that the first silicon film covers the through region; and forming a second silicon film on the first silicon film using a second precursor, wherein the first precursor is different from the second precursor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275019

Hardmask composition having antireflective properties and method of patterning material on substrate using the same

A hardmask composition includes an organic solvent and one or more aromatic ring-containing polymers represented by formulae 1, 2 and 3:. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110275014

Exposure mask with double patterning technology and method for fabricating semiconductor device using the same

An exposure mask for forming a g-type active region with a double patterning technology includes a bar shaped first light-blocking pattern to define an i-type active region, and an island shaped second light-blocking pattern to define a bit line contact region. The first light-blocking pattern and the second light-blocking pattern are arranged alternately.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274854

Method of making window unit including diamond-like carbon (dlc) coating

A method of making a coated article (e.g., window unit), and corresponding coated article are provided. A layer of or including diamond-like carbon (dlc) is formed on a glass substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274853

Negative photoresist composition and patterning method for device

The present invention relates to a negative photoresist composition and a patterning method for device in which a photoresist pattern having a high sensitivity with a good reverse taper profile can be formed not only to realize an effective patterning of various thin films but also to facilitate removal of the photoresist pattern after the patterning. The photoresist composition comprises an alkali-soluble binder resin; a halogen-containing first photo-acid generator; a triazine-based second photo-acid generator; a cross-linking agent having an alkoxy structure; and a solvent.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274839

Cantilevers for deposition

Cantilever design for patterning from a cantilever tip can be improved with, for example, a recessed area surrounding the cantilever tip. A device for printing nanoscopic and microscopic patterns includes at least one cantilever having a front surface, a first side edge, a second side edge, and a first end which is a free end and a second end which is a non-free end. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274828

Electrode manufacturing apparatus and electrode manufacturing method

An electrode manufacturing apparatus (100) is provided with an unwinding unit (10), a first oven end unit (20), a drying oven (30), a second oven end unit (80), and a winding unit (90). The first oven end unit (20) is provided with a first coating unit (27) that coats a first side of an electrode foil (2) and a second coating unit (28) that coats a second side of the electrode foil (2). ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274739

Methods for governing tissue growth

Resorbable polymer barrier membranes and methods of their applications are disclosed. In a broad embodiment, methods of governing tissue growth, or preventing tissue growth into a certain spatial area, includes the step of forming a spatial barrier with the present resorbable barrier membrane. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274346

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a storage unit in which a color arrangement database recording correspondences between color arrangement information about a combination of colors and a color arrangement mood concerning an atmosphere provided by the combination of colors is stored and a color arrangement mood analysis unit that analyzes the input color arrangement information based on the color arrangement database to determine the color arrangement mood corresponding to the combination of colors represented by the input color arrangement information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274344

Systems and methods for manifold learning for matting

Systems for manifold learning for matting are disclosed, with methods and processes for making and using the same. The embodiments disclosed herein provide a closed form solution for solving the matting problem by a manifold learning technique, local linear embedding. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110274100

Reservation method in a mesh network, and transmission method carrying out such reservation method

The present invention relates to a method for reserving transmission time for transmission between a first mesh station and a second mesh station in a mesh network comprising at least one neighbor station, comprising the following steps: the first mesh station requesting information regarding existing reservations from the second mesh station, —the second mesh station sending an advertisement including its own reservation information as well as reservation information concerning the neighbor station, the first mesh station determining a new reservation based on the received advertisement and on its own reservation information. The invention also relates to a transmission method, carrying out the reservation method herein before described.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273903

Planar light-emitting device

A planar light-emitting device includes a light source element and a light guide plate. The light source element is configured to emit light. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273802

Side shielded magnetoresistive(mr) read with perpendicular magnetic free layer

A mr sensor is disclosed that has a free layer (fl) with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma) which eliminates the need for an adjacent hard bias structure to stabilize free layer magnetization and minimizes shield-fl interactions. In a tmr embodiment, a seed layer, free layer, junction layer, reference layer, and pinning layer are sequentially formed on a bottom shield. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273685

Production of an alignment mark

A method of production of alignment marks uses a self-aligned double patterning process. An alignment mark pattern is provided with first and second sub-segmented elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273457

Stable spaces for rendering character garments in real-time

Techniques are disclosed for providing a learning-based clothing model that enables the simultaneous animation of multiple detailed garments in real-time. A simple conditional model learns and preserves key dynamic properties of cloth motions and folding details. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273344

Apparatus and methods for snow and ice detection and removal on a communication antenna

A method of detecting and removing ice and/or snow on a communication antenna is presented. In the method, environmental data indicating at least one current environmental condition is received. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273314

Method for providing a pilot warning signal for a pilot of an aircraft, computer program product and warning device

The method comprises: providing a first signal to indicate a pedal angle of a pedal which can be actuated by the pilot; providing a second signal which is directly dynamically dependent on the pedal angle; in each case, forming a pair of values from the first signal and the second signal at a specific time; in each case, determining an angle change of the pairs of values and an angle change of the increment of the pairs of values at two successive times; and generating the pilot warning signal when actuation of the pedal and a stimulated tumbling movement of the aircraft are ascertained and if the determined angle change of the pairs of values is greater than a first threshold value or the determined angle change of the increment of the pairs of values is greater than a second threshold value. A computer program product and a warning device are also provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273284

Emergency notification device and system

An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file.at the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273272

System and method to determine sterilization of a device

A system and method for verifying the occurrence of an environmental condition is disclosed. Rather than store information concerning the occurrence and/or success of the sterilization process, the present invention modifies the wireless transmission characteristics of the device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273194

Object detection device for an automotive vehicle

A detection device for detecting an object by measuring the capacitance variation of the detection device includes at least a pair of sensor pads, each sensor pad being able to transmit or to receive an electric field. Each sensor pad can be used to measure the impedance variation of the pad, each sensor pad being driven by a driven rail impedance measuring system including an inverter, an oscillator, a power supply rail driver and switches, the measuring system being able to change the sensor pad function from electric field transmitter to electric field receiver or impedance measurer by turning on and off the oscillator to the input of the power supply rail driver of the inverter.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273145

Charge control circuit

A challenge to be met by an aspect of the present invention is to provide a charge control circuit that prevents occurrence of a decrease in battery capacity even when a battery stays in a connection with an external power supply and that induces neither battery deterioration nor overcharge. A first switch (2) is connected to a point among an external power supply (60), a load (80), and a secondary battery (70). ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273137

Protection circuit, battery pack and charging system

A protection circuit having: a connecting terminal for receiving a voltage for charging a rechargeable battery; a switching element interposed between the connecting terminal and the rechargeable battery; a temperature fuse for blocking a conductive path between the connecting terminal and the switching element; a heater for melting the temperature fuse; a voltage detection unit for detecting a voltage relating to the conductive path; a first abnormality detection unit for detecting occurrence of a first abnormality that is pre-set as a recoverable abnormality; a second abnormality detection unit for detecting occurrence of a second abnormality that is pre-set as an abnormality on the basis of which the temperature fuse should be melted; a protection control unit for turning off the switching element when the first abnormality is detected by the first abnormality detection unit; and a heater control unit for executing a temperature fuse melting process of applying the voltage of the conductive path to the heater when the second abnormality is detected by the second abnormality detection unit and the voltage detected by the voltage detection unit is not less than a predetermined threshold voltage.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273136

Electric power converter

An electric power converter (1a) transmits and receives, via a transformer (14), electric power between alternating current power source (2) and second battery (4) or between first battery (3) and second battery. The electric power converter includes: a common bus bar (cb) for connecting the following members to primary winding (141a, 141b) of transformer (14): first electrode of alternating current power source, and first electrode of first battery; a first switch circuit (13) for selectively connecting the following members to primary winding (141a, 141b) of transformer: second electrode of alternating current power source, and second electrode of first battery; a second switch circuit (15) for connecting second battery to secondary winding (142a, 142b) of transformer; and a controller (100) for controlling the electric power of the alternating current power source, first battery and second battery by turning on and off switches of the first and second switch circuits (13, 15).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273122

Motor drive device

A motor drive device has an inverter circuit, in which at least three sets of a pair of upper and lower arms including a semiconductor switching element on an upper arm and a lower arm is arranged, for supplying voltage to a motor based on on/off operation of each semiconductor switching element by a pwm (pulse width modulation) signal, an inverter drive unit for outputting the pwm signal to each semiconductor switching element of the inverter circuit, a fail safe circuit, arranged between the inverter circuit and the motor, including a semiconductor switching element for shielding the voltage supply from the inverter circuit to the motor for each phase, and a fail safe drive unit for outputting a signal for turning on/off the semiconductor switching element of the fail safe circuit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110273097

Amp control system by controlling outputs of a buck dc-dc converter

A lamp control system includes at least one lamp structure; comprising: a lamp body; a ballast connected to the lamp body; the ballast including: a first stage for converting ac current into dc current and boosting of voltage; a buck dc-dc converter; a transistor of the buck dc-dc converter having an input end; a pwm controller being installed between an output end of the lamp body and the input end of the transistor; a frequency controllable oscillator being connected to the pwm controller and an oscillation controlling processor being connected to the frequency controller oscillator for generating instructions to change the oscillation frequency of the oscillator and thus to adjust the modulation frequency of the pwm controller; sensors about voltages, currents, and illuminations are installed for light strength control, temperature control, auto-turning on and off of the hid lamp, power control and time and illumination control.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272948

Wind driven power generator

A wind driven generator includes a rotor disposed in a cylindrical duct and supported by a frame for rotation in response to wind flowing through the duct. The rotor includes plural circumferentially spaced paralleled rotor blades supported for rotation about a generally horizontal axis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272855

Techniques for patterning valve components

Described are techniques for fabricating one or more parts of a valve used in a liquid chromatography system. At least one of a rotor and a stator are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272700

Thin film transistor, electronic device having the same, and method for manufacturing the same

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a thin film transistor which enables heat treatment aimed at improving characteristics of a gate insulating film such as lowering of an interface level or reduction in a fixed charge without causing a problem of misalignment in patterning due to expansion or shrinkage of glass. A method for manufacturing a thin film transistor of the present invention comprises the steps of heat-treating in a state where at least a gate insulating film is formed over a semiconductor film on which element isolation is not performed, simultaneously isolating the gate insulating film and the semiconductor film into an element structure, forming an insulating film covering a side face of an exposed semiconductor film, thereby preventing a short-circuit between the semiconductor film and a gate electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272699

Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device

A gate electrode is formed by forming a first conductive layer containing aluminum as its main component over a substrate, forming a second conductive layer made from a material different from that used for forming the first conductive layer over the first conductive layer; and patterning the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. Further, the first conductive layer includes one or more selected from carbon, chromium, tantalum, tungsten, molybdenum, titanium, silicon, and nickel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272616

Valve actuator

Actuator (1) for a seat valve or a butterfly valve which is of the type that is normally closed (nc) or normally open (no), and also contains a cylinder (3) and a piston being held in the normal position by a spring. The spring virtually consists of a closed space with a pressurised fluid, and the actuator further consists of at least a top unit (7), with two or more connections (12, 13) for a pressurised fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272558

Image sensing apparatus and image capturing system

An image sensing apparatus comprises a pixel and a driving unit, wherein the driving unit includes a buffer circuit including a first pmos transistor and a first nmos transistor, and letting v3 be a voltage supplied to a gate of the first nmos transistor to supply a transfer signal for turning off the transfer mos transistor to the transfer control line, v4 be a voltage supplied to a gate of the first pmos transistor to supply a transfer signal for turning on the transfer mos transistor to the transfer control line, vthp1 be a threshold voltage of the first pmos transistor, and vthn1 be a threshold voltage of the first nmos transistor, (v2+vthn1)<v3<v1 and v2<v4<(v1+vthp1) are satisfied.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272489

Push-type spraying mineral water bottle

A push type spraying mineral water bottle, including: a mineral water bottle, wherein there is an opening in the bottle and inside the bottle holds the water; a bottle top, wherein the bottle top has vertical through hole, and the bottle top has a liquid-tight manner connection with the opening of the bottle; a sprayer unit fixed on the bottle top by the vertical through hole, and could atomize the mineral water or purified water in the bottle and spray on the air. During the outdoors or in the surrounding environment of heavy dust and hot weather, by means of inverting the mineral water bottle, and turning the nozzle to human body or surroundings, then press the atomization nozzle, to achieve the spraying in the air, so as to reduce the temperature around the human body so that people feel more cool, fresh and comfortable.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272450

Die level integrated interconnect decal manufacturing method and apparatus

A die level integrated interconnect decal manufacturing method and apparatus for implementing the method. In accordance with the technology concerning the soldering of integrated circuits and substrates, and particularly providing for solder decal methods forming and utilization, in the present instance there are employed underfills which consist of a solid film material and which are applied between a semiconductor chip and the substrate in order to enhance the reliability of a flip chip package. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272352

Membrane electrolyzer and hemodialysis system using the same

A sorbent hemodialysis system includes a dialyzer configured to receive a flow of clean dialysate from a reservoir and to output an unclean dialysate flow. The system also includes a sorbent component having a urease section and a sorbent section through which the unclean dialysate flow from the dialyzer passes, wherein the sorbent component removes urea from the dialysate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272287

Method for patterning magnetic films

A method of patterning magnetic devices and sensors by double etching, which includes forming a layer of dielectric on a substrate; depositing a thin adhesion layer and a thin seed layer; applying a thin resist frame to pattern a structure; cleaning the metal surface to prepare for plating; electroplating to fill up the structure and the uncovered field area, which uses a paddle cell with a permanent magnet providing magnetic field to induce magnetic orientation; stripping the resist frame; etching the seed layer/adhesion layer exposed below the resist frame down to the dielectric surface; etching the rest of magnetic materials and the seed layer using electrolytic etching in the field; etching the adhesion layer in the field, and repeating the steps for building structures with multiple levels.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272207

Method of acquiring vibroseismic data concerning a zone of the subsoil, and seismic exploration method including such a method

The invention concerns a method of acquiring vibroseismic data concerning a zone of the subsoil. This method comprises the following steps: —operating a vibroseismic source so that it transmits a first vibroseismic signal having a first amplitude (101, 201), —operating the source so that it transmits a second vibroseismic signal having a second amplitude different from the first amplitude (103, 203), —recording first data corresponding to the first signal after propagation in the medium to be explored (102, 202), —recording second data corresponding to the second signal after propagation in the medium to be explored (104, 204). ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272205

Electric power steering device

An electric power steering device for a vehicle includes an estimation mechanism estimating if there is a possibility that a backward electric current flows in a booster circuit toward a vehicle battery device, and a boosting controller stopping the boosting operation of the booster circuit to prevent a backward electric current from flowing in the booster circuit when it is estimated that there is a possibility that a backward electric current flows by the estimation mechanism. The estimation mechanism estimates that there is a possibility that a backward electric current flows in the booster circuit when the steering condition of a steering wheel is a returning condition or a steering-held condition. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272191

Potting for electronic components

A potting material for an electronic component, an electronic component, and a process for positioning ferrites in an electronic material are disclosed. The potting material is formed by curing a mixture. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272169

Rapid deployment fire retardent gel pack

The instant invention relates to a super absorbent polymeric material which when added to water produces a gel that enhances the fire extinguishing properties of the water. A pre-measured quantity of the polymeric gel material is packaged in a small easily opened dispenser type container. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272083

Glove finger cap and method of installing same

A glove patch system for a finger of a glove includes a tubular cap and an adhesive. A method of installing the tubular cap onto the glove finger includes partially turning the tubular cap inside out to form a pocket on a closed end of the tubular cap. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110272071

Hypergolic liquid or gel fuel mixtures

Hypergolic liquid or gel fuel mixtures utilized in bipropellant propulsion systems are disclosed as replacements for fuels containing toxic monomethylhydrazine. The fuel mixtures include one or more amine azides mixed with one or more tertiary diamine, tri-amine or tetra-amine compounds. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110271996

Method for fixing a photovoltaic cell connector on a surface of a photovoltaic cell, photovoltaic cell connector forming die, device for fixing a photovoltaic cell connector on a surface of a photovoltaic cell

In various embodiments, a method for patterning the surface of a solder-covered photovoltaic cell connector on the light-incidence side of a photovoltaic cell is provided. The method may include heating at least a part of the solder-covered photovoltaic cell connector which is in contact with the surface of the photovoltaic cell; patterning at least a part of the surface of the heated part of the solder-covered photovoltaic cell connector so that a predetermined surface pattern is formed; and cooling the photovoltaic cell connector by means of which the pattern is fixed on the solder-covered surface of the photovoltaic cell connector.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110271926

Fuel formulations

Gasoline fuel formulation having a laminar burning velocity sl which is equal to or below that of isooctane at a pressure of 1 bar, a temperature of 300 k and stoichiometric air/fuel mixture strength. The formulation can be used to reduce pre-ignition in a turbocharged spark ignition engine, in particular when operating with an inlet pressure above 1.5 bar absolute. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110271881

Methods, compositions, and burner systems for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere

A method of preparing an oxidant stream comprising: burning a combustion mixture comprising (a) one or more fuel composition and (b) oxidant comprising a first oxygen content of about 10 mole % or more and a first carbon dioxide (co2) gas content of about 68 mole % or more on a dry basis, the burning producing a flue gas comprising co2 gas, water vapor, and unreacted oxygen; separating from the flue gas a recycle stream; mixing at least a portion of the recycle stream having a first pressure with a sufficient amount of an oxygen stream having a second pressure which is sufficiently higher than the first pressure to entrain at least a portion of the recycle stream in the oxidant stream and to produce the oxidant stream having a second oxygen content of 10 mole % or more and a second co2 gas content of about 68 mole % or more on a dry basis.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110271804

Centre drilling/turning tool holder

The invention discloses a centre drilling/turning tool holder including a stock receiver, a pillar holder, and a tail section. The stock receiver is used to position a workpiece. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110271781

Control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle, four-wheel drive vehicle, and control method

When a count value concerning with the travel of the vehicle in a two-wheel drive state reaches or exceeds a predetermined value, the state of drive in a transfer is temporarily switched to a four-wheel drive state by connecting a synchromesh mechanism while keeping a mesh clutch disconnected, so that rotary members that do not rotate during the two-wheel drive state, such as a second output shaft, are temporarily rotated. Thus, the rotary members are restrained from remaining in contact at fixed portions and therefore being partially worn. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/11 / #20110271721

Door lock mechanism

A door lock mechanism 100 comprises a door handle 110 including a turning grip part 110a, an open rod 120 which engages with the turning of the grip part 110a and opens a door by moving in a first direction, a key rod 140 which is linked to a key cylinder 115 and locks the door by moving in a second direction, a first engaging part 150 which is attached to open rod 120 and protrudes in a direction which intersects a movement direction of open rod 120, a second engaging part 160 which is attached to key rod 140 and protrudes in a direction which intersects a movement direction of key rod 140, and a displacement restricting part 170 which is fixed to the vehicle body and positioned further to the inside of the vehicle than first engaging part 150 and second engaging part 160.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110271342

Defense method and device against intelligent bots using masqueraded virtual machine information

A defense method and device against intelligent bots using masqueraded virtual machine information are provided. The method includes performing global hooking on a virtual machine detection request transmitted by a process, determining, on the basis of pre-stored malicious process information, whether or not, the process transmitting the virtual machine detection request corresponds to a malicious process, and when the process is found to correspond to the malicious process as a result of the determination, determining that the process is generated by the intelligent bot, and returning the masqueraded virtual machine information to the process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110271185

Providing a context-aware help content using a transparent overlay on a touch sensitive screen

Objects shown on a display interface can be collected for a running application. Identifications (ids) representing the objects can also be collected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110271135

Data management method and node apparatus

When receiving a predetermined command regarding an assigned key to a node apparatus, a history element is registered, which includes a first logical clock value (lcv) at a first time the predetermined command was received, and a data value at a second time represented by the first lcv. When receiving a reference request to reference a data value at a third time represented by a specific lcv, a first marker is registered, which includes, as the specific lcv, a second lcv at a time when the reference request was received or a third lcv designated by the reference request, and further includes information concerning the reference request. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270971

Systems for and methods of user demographic reporting usable for identifying users and collecting usage data

Several ways of identifying users and collecting demographic information and market information are disclosed, including branding a browser with a unique identification in each user request, identifying a user by his key strokes or mouse clicks, gathering demographic information using multiple data sets and by monitoring network traffic. Additionally, user requested content is distinguished from other, non-user content, and the performance of a server can be monitor and analyzed from a client a client perspective. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270875

Systems and methods for the management of information to enable the rapid dissemination of actionable information

Methods, systems and media are provided for turning large volumes of globally distributed data into actionable information by building a distributed semantic graph and maintaining such graph with up to date changes in data and client needs are provided. The semantic graph can be used to run subscriptions over interconnected semantic servers where each server can be capable of coupling to data sources, client applications and other semantic servers.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270873

E-learning authorship based on meta-tagged media specific learning objects

A method and system of an e-learning authorship based on meta-tagged media specific learning objects are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes searching for learning objects in a repository based on a content query data publishing the learning objects to a content management system through applying a meta-data describing a context to the learning objects to such that the learning objects become readily accessible based on a search of the context and generating a set of executable files based on the learning objects and a number of auxiliary files associated with the set of executable files to create an e-learning course of a specific media type. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270789

Competitive bcm learning rule for identifying features

Disclosed are systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing a competitive bcm learning rule used in a neural network. Such a method includes identifying a maximally responding neuron with respect to a feature of an input signal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270779

Data analytics models for loan treatment

Data analytics are provided in loan treatment. Various sources of data may be used to optimize or predict value for a loan. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270706

Vehicle value analysis

A method of analyzing a value of a vehicle, the method comprising: (a) receiving a request for information concerning a particular vehicle for sale; (b) receiving vehicle data concerning the particular vehicle and a plurality similar vehicles for sale from at least one source; (c) comparing the vehicle data to identify a subset comprising a plurality of comparable vehicles that are comparable to the particular vehicle and that are for sale; (d) comparing the vehicle data of the particular vehicle to the vehicle data of at least one of the plurality of comparable vehicles to asses a relative value of the particular vehicle; and, (e) generating a report that conveys the relative value of the particular vehicle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270675

Governing the serving of advertisements based on a cost target

Helping advertisers to control marketing expenditures by governing the delivery of an advertisement over a time period. Such governing may be accomplished by (a) determining an expected cost associated with delivering the advertisement, ungoverned, over the time period; and (b) governing the delivery of the advertisement based on the expected cost and a target cost. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270654

Pedestrian mapping system

The present invention is directed toward a system and method for a web-based mapping and routing service for pedestrians, which may include wheeled transportation (e.g. Buses). ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270610

Parameter learning in a hidden trajectory model

Parameters for distributions of a hidden trajectory model including means and variances are estimated using an acoustic likelihood function for observation vectors as an objection function for optimization. The estimation includes only acoustic data and not any intermediate estimate on hidden dynamic variables. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270568

Apparatus for calculating temperature of conductive carrier of catalyst converter

In an apparatus, a temperature obtainer obtains, in a learning mode of the apparatus during a conductive carrier being deenergized a, value of a carrier temperature based on a physical parameter correlative with the carrier temperature and different from a carrier resistance. A resistance obtainer instantaneously energizes, in the learning mode, the conductive carrier to obtain a value of the carrier resistance during the instant energization. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270565

Test fixture and method for automatically turning on computers

A test fixture includes a first rs-232 connector and a second rs-232 connector. The data terminal ready (dtr) pin of the first rs-232 connector is connected to the dtr pin of the second rs-232 connector, and the clear to send (cts) pin of the first rs-232 connector is connected to the cts pin of the second rs-232 connector. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270501

Vehicle controlling system

A vehicle controlling system includes an engine serving as a power source of a vehicle; an electric storage device; an assist device that assists an operation of a driver by consuming power from the electric storage device so as to operate a running device that changes the running condition of the vehicle; and a starting device that consumes power from the electric storage device so as to start the engine, wherein the starting device automatically starts the engine based upon a physical quantity concerning the engine, and the start of the engine is inhibited while the assist device operates the running device, when the execution of an inertial running in which the engine is stopped to allow the vehicle to run with inertia.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270423

Method for transferring parameter data in the case of uploading and/or downloading parameter settings between field devices and/or a control station

A method for reducing parameter data to be transferred in the case of uploading and/or downloading parameter settings between field devices and/or a control station, wherein the parameter data include information concerning an operating state of the field device and/or information concerning a process variable registered with the field device and/or identification data of the field device. Data present after a re-setting procedure or during the start-up of the field device are established as standard parameter data, wherein, for each parameter, modification information is stored concerning whether such parameter deviates from the standard parameter data, only such parameter data are transmitted, in the case of which a deviation from the standard parameter data is ascertained via the modification information.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270324

System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae

An improved system and method for positioning screws and rods to immobilize bones is provided. Specifically, the system and method is optimal for performing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (tlif) and other interbody fusions in the spine. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270211

Two-piece wearable absorbent articles

A two-piece wearable absorbent article including a chassis and a disposable absorbent insert is disclosed. The chassis may be asymmetric across a lateral axis, with front and rear regions, and have a pair of elasticized leg band portions, an insert fastener component, and a chassis indicium disposed thereon. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270117

Remote continuous seizure monitor and alarm

An electroencephalogram (eeg) utilizing epileptiform activity detection, warning and recording system adapted for use by non-healthcare professionals or healthcare professionals. The system is simple enough for use by untrained personnel and will be self-contained, not requiring technical setup or point of use maintenance. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270108

Method and apparatus for detecting and discriminating tachycardia

A medical device and associated method for monitoring a patient's heart rhythm sense cardiac events and detect a sudden change in the heart rhythm in response to the sensed cardiac events. Detecting the sudden change includes determining a variability of intervals between the sensed cardiac events and switching between a low variability mode of operation and a high variability mode of operation in response to the variability of intervals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270101

Implantable cardiac event detection device with an adaptive sleep state

Disclosed is a system for the detection of cardiac events (a guardian system) that includes an implanted device called a cardiosaver, a physician's programmer and an external alarm system. The system is designed to provide early detection of cardiac events such as acute myocardial infarction or exercise induced myocardial ischemia caused by an increased heart rate or exertion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270096

Algorithm for detecting a seizure from cardiac data

Methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting the seizure in a patient using a medical device. The determination is performed by collecting cardiac data; determining valid heart beats suitable for seizure detection from the cardiac data; calculating heart rate data of interest from the valid heart beats; and identifying a seizure event from the heart rate data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270095

Methods and systems for detecting epileptic events using nnxx, optionally with nonlinear analysis parameters

Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting an epilepsy event in a patient using a medical device. The medical device is capable of determining an occurring epilepsy event, for example a seizure or an increased risk of a seizure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110270036

Electrically-operated curving control device

A curving control device to which an electrically-controlled endoscope is connected has a main cpu for primarily performing curving driving control, and a monitoring cpu for monitoring whether the operating state relating to curving actions is normal or abnormal. In the event of detecting an abnormality from the monitoring cpu, the curving control device also performs processing for handling the occurrence of the abnormality, such as outputting an emergency stop through an interlock via the main cpu, turning the main power and the like of a servo driver off, and so forth.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269654

Biodiesel lighter fluid

Disclosed is an environmentally conscious, odor-free lighter fluid mixture comprising a 50-70% ethanol and 30-50% biodiesel combination. Methyl-ester, ethyl-ester and propyl-ester fatty acids, commonly referred to as biodiesel, are clean burning fuels derived from new or waste vegetable oil such as soybean, canola or sunflower. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269619

Controlled deposition of metal and metal cluster ions by surface field patterning in soft-landing devices

A soft-landing (sl) instrument for depositing ions onto substrates using a laser ablation source is described herein. The instrument of the instant invention is designed with a custom drift tube and a split-ring ion optic for the isolation of selected ions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269605

Multipurpose exercise apparatus

The present invention relates to a multipurpose exercise apparatus. More specifically, the multipurpose exercise apparatus is configured so that various kinds of exercise can be done by turning a crescent-shaped main body up and down according to the kind of exercise desire by a user, and by stepping on the main body to mount thereon or sitting down thereon, thereby allowing exercise to be enjoyed regardless of place or time and to even be enjoyed outdoors in addition to indoors and the efficiency of exercise can be maximized even with simple exercise movements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269547

Maintaining community integrity

Various metrics as may be deployed in an active, passive, or hybrid validation architecture are disclosed. A computing device configured to monitor network game activity may identify an inconsistency between user game data and a particular game metric governing a particular aspect of the network gaming environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269515

Threshing unit for combine harvesters

A threshing unit for combine harvesters has a cylinder, an assigned concave, at least one drum situated downstream of the cylinder, redirecting a threshed crop material out of a threshing region, and conveying it further in a direction of a remaining-grain separating device, wherein threshing slats of the cylinder and slats of at least one downstream drum are situated at a distance from one another in a circumferential region of the cylinder, and wherein peripheral speeds of the cylinder and the drum are synchronized with one another such that in a turning and scraping region the slats of the cylinder and the drum are always positioned opposite each other, or in a leading position that slightly deviates from the position opposite each other, or in a trailing position which slightly deviates from the position opposite each other.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269511

Method and arrangement in a wireless communication system

The present invention relates to a method and arrangements in a radio base station for turning off the output power for a frequency carrier of a cell. The radio base station is configured to use at least two different modulation schemes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269393

Method and apparatus for uplink scheduling using relays

In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for “early” triggering of a bsr in a relay node. Doing so is advantageous, for example, in reducing the overall time between a ue's transmission of data to a relay node on an access link and the corresponding transmission of that data from the relay node to a donor base station on a backhaul link. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269364

Nano patterning method and methods for fabricating surface plasmon color filter and liquid crystal display device using the same

Disclosed are a nano patterning method for fabricating a surface plasmon color filter having a transmissive pattern which selectively transmits light of specific wavelengths, and methods for fabricating a surface plasmon color filter and a liquid crystal display (lcd) device using the same. Used are a stamp which provides a partial electrification region, and a template, thiol-terminated nanospheres which can be self-assembled, thereby fabricating nano holes having a two-dimensional period and arranged in a hexagonal lattice. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269303

Reduced defectivity in contacts of a semiconductor device comprising replacement gate electrode structures by using an intermediate cap layer

Superior contact elements may be formed in semiconductor devices in which sophisticated replacement gate approaches may be applied. To this end, a dielectric cap layer is provided prior to patterning the interlayer dielectric material so that any previously created cracks may be reliably sealed prior to the deposition of the contact material, while the removal of any excess portion thereof may be performed without an undue interaction with the electrode metal of the gate electrode structures. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269294

Method of forming a hard mask and method of forming a fine pattern of semiconductor device using the same

A method of forming hard mask employs a double patterning technique. A first hard mask layer is formed on a substrate, and a first sacrificial pattern is formed on the first hard mask layer by photolithography. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269277

Reduced sti topography in high-k metal gate transistors by using a mask after channel semiconductor alloy deposition

In a manufacturing strategy for providing high-k metal gate electrode structures in an early manufacturing stage, process-related non-uniformities during and after the patterning of the gate electrode structures may be reduced by providing a superior surface topography. To this end, the material loss in the isolation region may generally be reduced and a more symmetrical exposure to reactive etch atmospheres during the subsequent removal of the growth mask may be accomplished by providing an additional etch mask when removing the growth mask from the active regions of n-channel transistors, after the growth of the threshold adjusting semiconductor material on the active regions of the p-channel transistors.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269269

Laser ablation alternative to low cost leadframe process

The present inventions relate generally to methods for packaging integrated circuits using thin foils that form electrical interconnects for the package. The foil includes a base layer (such as copper) with an optional plating layer (such as silver) suitable for improving adhesion of the bonding wires (or other connectors) to the foil. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269097

Method and system for comprehensive evaluation of orthodontic care using unified workstation

A method and system for orthodontic treatment planning, evaluation and quality measurement is provided comprising a workstation having computing platform, a graphical user interface, a processor and a computer storage medium containing digitized records pertaining to a patient. The digitized records include image and other types of data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269079

Process for operating a utility boiler and methods therefor

A process for operating a utility boiler. The process has the following steps: (a) providing fuel to the boiler; (b) providing one or more additives selected from the group consisting of (i) one or more slag control agents, (ii) one or more oxygen-generating agents, (iii) one or more acid mitigation agents, (iv) one or more fouling prevention agents, (v) one or more oxidizer agents, (vi) one or more heavy metal capturing agents, and (vii) any combination of the foregoing to the boiler or an auxiliary device thereof; (c) providing air to the boiler; (d) burning the fuel in the boiler to generate heat and an exhaust gas; (e) intermittently or continuously monitoring one or more physical and/or chemical parameters of the fuel and/or intermittently or continuously monitoring one or more emissions variables of the exhaust gas to obtain one or more values therefor; and (f) varying or maintaining the rate at which either or both of the fuel and the one or more additives are provided to the boiler based on the one or more values obtained.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269078

Substrate treatment to reduce pattern roughness

A method for patterning a substrate with extreme ultraviolet (euv) radiation is provided. The method includes contacting a surface of the substrate with at least one surface modification agent that reacts with and bonds to the surface 402 of the substrate 401 to provide a modified surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110269037

Fuel cell assembly comprising an improved catalytic burner

There is disclosed a fuel cell assembly comprising at least one horizontally arranged fuel cell stack that has numerous fuel cells, each comprising an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte situated between the anode and the cathode; combustible gas supply means for supplying combustible gas to the anodes of the fuel cells; anode gas withdrawal means for withdrawing the anode exhaust gas from the anodes; cathode gas supply means for supplying cathode gas to the cathodes of the fuel cells; cathode gas withdrawal means for withdrawing the cathode exhaust gas from the fuel cells; and recirculation means for recirculating at least one part of the anode exhaust gas and/or the cathode exhaust gas to cathodes of the fuel cells. The fuel cell assembly according to the invention is characterised in that the recirculation means comprise at least one catalytic burner with catalyst material for burning the remaining combustible gas contained in the anode exhaust gas, said burner being situated at the side of the fuel cell stack.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110268816

Apparatuses and systems to process a fluid, and methods for using the same

A method for oxygenating a fluid, the method including launching a sub-orbital lower-level apparatus to a predetermined altitude greater than 20,000 feet above sea level. The method also includes, at the predetermined altitude, actuating a fluid capture mechanism sealingly configured to collect and store an atmospheric fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110268566

Method for the manufacture of a circular revolution thermomechanical part including a titanium-based load-bearing substrate lined with steel or superalloy, a turbomachine compressor housing which is resistant to titanium fire obtained using this method

A method for manufacture of a compressor housing which is resistant to a titanium fire (burning titanium). A ring made of steel, steel alloy, or superalloy which is incombustible in the presence of a titanium fire is ring roll-bonded with a ring made from titanium or titanium alloy.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267964

Anomaly detection for packet-based networks

Disclosed herein is an anomaly detection method for a packet-based network which includes several network resources, also called network-related software objects. The method includes monitoring the network resources of the packet-based network, ordering the monitored network resources according to a given ordering criterion, and detecting an anomaly in the packet-based network based on the ordered network resources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267948

Techniques for communicating and managing congestion in a wireless network

Techniques are described that can be used to communicate congestion information concerning a downlink or uplink. In response to congestion on a link, a device can attempt to receive traffic on another network, scan for another node, or enter sleep mode for a time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267692

Image blur correction apparatus and image pickup unit having image blur correction apparatus

An image blur correction apparatus according to the present invention includes a base, a movable holding member, a support mechanism that supports the movable holding member to be movable within a plane vertical to an optical axis of a lens, a driving means for driving the movable holding member, a position detecting means, and a returning means for returning the movable holding member to a pause position, wherein the driving means includes coils (121, 131) fixed to the base and drive magnets (122, 132) fixed to the movable holding member, the returning means includes return magnets (161, 162) fixed to the base to face the drive magnets, the position detecting means includes magnetic sensors (171, 172) fixed to the base, and the support mechanism includes at least three concave portions (104) provided on the base, at least three spheres (150) rollably arranged in the concave portions, and at least three abutment surfaces (114) provided on the movable holding member to abut on the spheres. With this arrangement, the lens can be automatically centered while achieving simplification of the structure and miniaturization.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267669

Light adjusting apparatus

The light adjusting apparatus includes two substrates (an upper substrate and a lower substrate), out of which, one has an aperture, a spacing portion which regulates a distance between the two substrates, at least one incident-light adjusting unit which has a shaft member which becomes a center of rotation, and which is turned in a plane perpendicular to an optical axial direction, between the substrates, and at least one driving unit which drives the incident-light adjusting unit. Incident light which passes through the aperture is adjusted by turning the incident-light adjusting unit alternately, to the aperture and to a retracted position which is retracted from the aperture, by the driving unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267639

Printer and printer control method

Described are a printer and a method of controlling it, in which discarding received data and clearing data from a receive buffer is started when an off-line error occurs and the printer goes off-line. When the printer returns on-line, a control unit causes a data receiving unit to stop discarding said received data and causes sending a clear response as an on-line status report telling the host computer that the printer is returning on-line.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267537

Analyzing alpha values for flicker filtering

A flicker filter is adjusted according to degree of alpha blending performed on a display signal. For some weakly showing graphics images, a lower flicker filter level may be implemented or the flicker filter may be turned off. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267275

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation

A handheld electronic device includes a reduced qwerty keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267197

Monitoring operating parameters in a distributed computing system with active messages

In a distributed computing system including a nodes organized for collective operations: initiating, by a root node through an active message to all other nodes, a collective operation, the active message including an instruction to each node to store operating parameter data in each node's send buffer; and, responsive to the active message: storing, by each node, the node's operating parameter data in the node's send buffer and returning, by the node, the operating parameter data as a result of the collective operation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267169

Method for determining the configuration of a danger warning system, and danger warning system

A danger warning system has a central station and appliances which are connected thereto by a monitoring line. Each appliance has an insulator switch, an unequivocal identification number, and a communication address. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110267015

Real time adjustable zero current detection for a switching regulator

A feedback loop is used to optimize a zero current threshold for a switching regulator. After the low side power switch of the switching regulator turns off, the switching node state is monitored to adjust the zero current threshold in a real time and thus the low-side power switch is prevented from turning off too early or too late. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266986

Fault detection method for electric motors with one or several star points

A detection and control device is provided for detecting a motor fault of an electric motor with star point topology, with an evaluation unit, a control unit, and a return unit. The return unit is configured for returning a star point potential of the electric motor to the evaluation unit, the evaluation unit is configured for evaluating the star point potential and the control unit is designed for passivating a motor fault on the basis of the evaluation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266944

Thin film deposition apparatus, method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display device by using the apparatus, and organic light-emitting display device manufactured by using the method

Each of thin film deposition assemblies of a thin film deposition apparatus includes: a deposition source that includes a deposition material; a deposition source nozzle unit arranged at a side of the deposition source and including a plurality of deposition source nozzles arranged in a first direction; a patterning slit sheet arranged opposite to the deposition source nozzle unit and having a plurality of patterning slits arranged in the first direction; and a barrier plate assembly including a plurality of barrier plates arranged in the first direction, the barrier plate assembly being arranged between the deposition source nozzle unit and the patterning slit sheet. The thin film deposition apparatus and the substrate are separated from each other and are movable relative to each other. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266931

Showcase-forming cabinet with locking for at least one sliding glass door

The invention relates to a cabinet forming a showcase, including at least one glass door fastened on a ferrule moving along a rail, and a latch housed in the structure of the cabinet in such a manner that the bolt of the latch is engageable, when the door is in a locking position, in a notch formed in the ferrule or in an endpiece mounted at the end of said ferrule, wherein the notch includes an internally chamfered wall with a rake angle to prevent the bolt from returning to the retracted position under the effect of movement transmitted via the door as a result of residual slack between the ferrule and the rail.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266801

Shock absorber electrical generator

The shock absorber electrical generator includes a piston adapted for reciprocating motion within a cylindrical piston chamber as a vehicle's suspension system deflects. A working fluid is contained within the piston chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266799

Wind turbine generator system

A wind turbine generator system can regulate the rotational velocity of the wind turbine within an operation range even when the wind velocity suddenly changes and can perform continuous operation of the wind turbine. The wind turbine generator system includes a generator connected to the shaft of the wind turbine and a converter connected to the generator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266685

Semiconductor device comprising sophisticated conductive elements in a dielectric material system formed by using a barrier layer

An efficient patterning strategy may be applied when etching through a dielectric material system on the basis of two different etch chemistries. To this end, a conductive etch stop or barrier material may be formed in the opening prior to etching through the further dielectric layer of the material system, thereby substantially preserving the initial critical dimensions and avoiding etch damage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266663

Lead frame based semiconductor package and a method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package, where the package includes a surface for attachment of the package to a device by a joint formed of a connective material in a joint area of the surface. The method is characterized in that it comprises the step of patterning one or more channels on the surface which channels extend away from the joint area towards an edge of the surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266637

Precise resistor on a semiconductor device

A method includes forming a polysilicon layer on a substrate; and patterning the polysilicon layer to form a polysilicon resistor and a polysilicon gate. A first ion implantation is performed on the polysilicon resistor to adjust electric resistance of the polysilicon resistor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266537

Methods of fabricating metal oxide or metal oxynitride tfts using wet process for source-drain metal etch

The present invention generally relates to thin film transistors (tfts) and methods of making tfts. The active channel of the tft may comprise one or more metals selected from the group consisting of zinc, gallium, tin, indium, and cadmium. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266335

Gift wrap assembly and method of making the same

A gift wrap assembly for adorning a beverage case includes a box for at least partially covering the beverage case. The box includes a top wall, four sidewalls, and a bottom opening. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266305

Meter for a device for distributing a fluid or powder product

A dose counter for counting the number of doses of fluid or powder that have been dispensed or that remain to be dispensed from a fluid dispenser device, said counter including a first rotary counter element (110) forming a units wheel, and a second rotary counter element (120) forming a tens wheel, said first and second counter elements co-operating with each other to define and to display, in a viewing window, said number of doses, said first counter element co-operating with an actuator member (130) that is adapted to cause said first counter element to turn each time said actuator member is actuated, said counter including an intermediate rotary element (140) that is adapted to cause said second counter element to turn on every tenth actuation of said actuator member, said first and second counter elements turning about a common first pivot pin (161), and said intermediate element turning about a second pivot pin (162) that is offset and parallel to said first pivot pin.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110266196

Integrated sequence of methods for extracting and processing extra-heavy or bituminous crude oil with co2 capture

The present invention relates to a method of preparing synthetic crude oil from a heavy crude reservoir, comprising: (a) extracting the heavy crude oil using a steam technology; (b) separating the crude extracted and the water; (c) separating the crude into at least one light cut and one heavy cut; (d) converting said heavy cut to a lighter product and a residue; (e) optionally, partially or totally hydroprocessing the converted product and/or the light cut(s) obtained upon separation (c); (f) burning and/or gasifying the conversion residue in the presence of metal oxides in at least one chemical looping cycle producing co2-concentrated fumes in order to allow co2 capture, the optionally hydroprocessed converted product and light separation cut(s) making up the synthetic crude oil, said combustion allowing to generate steam and/or electricity, and said gasification allowing to generate hydrogen, the steam and/or the electricity thus generated being used for extraction (a), and/or the electricity and/or the hydrogen thus generated being used for conversion (d) and/or hydroprocessing (e).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265914

Tankless exothermic torch

A thermite torch is disclosed that contains a thermite composition made of a bimodal mixture of nano-sized particles and micro-sized particles. Also disclosed is a tankless exothermic torch comprising a rod and a handle that contains a gas generating compound in the handle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265781

Cooking appliance

Provided is a cooker. The cooker includes a cavity including a cooking chamber; and a burner disposed in the cavity, receiving a mixed gas of a gas and air, and generating a flame by burning the mixed gas, in which the burner includes a supplier supplying the gas and the air and at least one combustor receiving the gas and the air from the supplier and including a plurality of flame holes generating the flame, and the combustor includes a gap capable of shifting the flame by communicating between the plurality of flame holes.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265683

Track-guided vehicle wheel truck

A track-guided vehicle wheel truck prevents wear and deterioration of a guide wheel and a guide rail, and ensures running stability while simplifying the structure. In the track-guided vehicle wheel truck, a guide frame 8 to which a guide wheel 9 guided by a guide rail 1 is mounted, can turn relative to a steering axle 6 of a running wheel 5. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265681

Propellable apparatus and related methods

Propellable apparatus, assemblies and related methods including a self-enclosed member are disclosed. The self-enclosed member can include an inner surface at least partially defining an enclosed region, and an outer surface that turns outwardly to engage a cavity or lumen wall in addition to turning inward to at least partially encompass a central region defining a longitudinal path. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265649

Device and method for remediating and separating gas accumulations in waterways

The invention relates to a device for depletion of gases from waterways, including: a pipe system, which has i) an exploration pipe for receiving the fluid containing the gas, ii) an injection pipe for returning the fluid depleted of the gas, and iii) at least one gas trap which is arranged in the device such that a selected pressure can be generated in the gas trap, wherein the gas trap is functionally connected with both the exploration pipe and the injection pipe such that the fluid can be transferred from the exploration pipe via the gas trap into the injection pipe and the gas trap is configured so as to be functionally connectable with a gas receiving device, wherein i) the gas traps are connected with both the exploration pipe and the injection pipe such that the fluid can be transferred from the exploration pipe via the gas traps into the injection pipe, ii) the gas traps are arranged at certain distances vertically on top of one another and relative to the fluidic deposit to be depleted and are functionally connected with one another such that the fluid rising from the exploration pipe reaches a first gas trap having a pressure level at which a first gas or gas mixture is separated, subsequently the enriched fluid reaches a second gas trap which also has a predetermined pressure level, in which a second gas/gas mixture is separated, wherein the first pressure and the second pressure are different from each other, and iii) the individual gas traps are each functionally connectable with one or several gas receiving devices or the gas traps in one or more groups are connectable with a common gas receiving device, as well as corresponding methods and uses.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265615

Internal machining apparatus for hollow workpiece

In an internal machining apparatus for machining an internal surface of a hollow workpiece, a machining unit holding a cutting blade is configured to be inserted into the hollow workpiece. A pair of unit holding arbors which are capable of non-rotatably holding the machining unit, inserted in the hollow workpiece, at both sides thereof are respectively supported by a work head and a foot stock to advance and retract in an axial direction thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265539

Method of making micro-holes on metal plate

A method of making micro-holes on a metal plate includes: (a) feeding a metal plate on a workbench forward to extend beyond a shearing edge; (b) locating a punching head at a first position, and keeping a working space between the punching head and the workbench; (c) exerting a shearing force towards the workbench by the punching head; (d) bending the metal plate by the shearing force, and forming a plurality of spot-shaped cavities arranged in a row on a second surface; (e) bearing a shearing force on the first surface of the metal plate to form a linear groove; (f) deforming the metal plate by the shearing force to cause the spot-shaped cavities arranged in a row to communicate with the linear groove to form micro-holes; (g) the punching head returning to the first position and moving a working distance to a second position; (h) feeding the metal plate again; (i) the punching head repeating the above steps at the second position; (j) the punching head returning to the second position and then moving back to the first position to complete a processing cycle. The method can produce a maximum of micro-holes on a certain area of the metal plate, which can be used as a sound gobo with an enhanced sound-absorption rate.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265528

Mechanically operated electric lock

A mechanically operated lock which can operated by electrical control. The lock comprises a door handle rotatable door handle spindle (1) and a turn-knob or door handle rotatable turn spindle (2). ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265527

Wirelessly controlled electric lock

The invention relates to a wirelessly controlled electric lock, comprising a lock body (2a), a key cylinder (2b), a turn spindle (3) rotatable by a handle element (3a) internal of the door, the turning of which enables opening of the lock, an opening spindle (4) rotatable by an opening element (5) external of the door, a drive link mechanism (41, 20, 21, 22) enabling the turn spindle (3) and the opening spindle (4) to be coupled with each other for a drive link engagement, such that turning of the opening spindle translates also into a turning motion of the turn spindle. The lock also comprises electrically controlled coupling elements (10, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26), including a piezoelectric actuator (10) which, in a mode activated by an electrical control (12, 31, 33) transmitted (32) wirelessly to the electrical lock, is adapted to fixedly lock a bolt or plunger (10a) which, in its fixedly locked condition, activates said drive link engagement as the opening spindle (4) is turned. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265509

Multiple-way valve, system for alternately cooling and heating a reactor, and also sorption cooling

A multiple-way valve comprises a housing (31) which is provided with a heat inlet (32) and a coolness inlet (33). The housing (31) has a discharge (34) and a supply (35) for returning to the multiple-way valve (30) liquid which has been discharged from the multiple-way valve (30). ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265499

Controls for high-efficiency heat pumps

As discussed herein, a first aspect of the present invention provides a method of providing improved efficiency in heating/cooling. The method can include operating an hvac system that includes first and second heat pump compressors working together with corresponding heat pump expansion valves and heat pump heat exchangers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265480

Radial counterflow steam stripper

Turbine exhaust steam, axially fed between counter-rotating radial flow disk turbines, separates into: (1) a radially inward flow of low enthalpy dry steam, and (2) a radially outward flow of high enthalpy steam, noncondensibles, and condensate. The radially inward flow goes to a conventional condenser. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265468

Wave power plant

The invention relates to a wave power plant, comprising at least one floating power plant body and means for converting movement of the floating power plant body into a rotary motion for power take off. The floating power plant body (1) is adapted to perform a gyrating motion in response to waves. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265464

Ammonia burning internal combustion engine

Inside an engine compartment of a vehicle, an ammonia concentration sensor is arranged above a liquid ammonia injector which is attached to an internal combustion engine body and to the rear in a direction of progression of the vehicle. An ammonia concentration which is detected by the ammonia concentration sensor is used as the basis to judge if ammonia is leaked.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265463

Ammonia burning internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine in which ammonia which is fed into a combustion chamber is ignited by an ignition device which is arranged in the combustion chamber. As this ignition device, at least one plasma jet ignition plug which emits a plasma jet or a plurality of spark plugs which generate sparks are used.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265455

Ammonia burning internal combustion engine

An ammonia burning internal combustion engine capable of using ammonia as fuel comprises an exhaust purifying catalyst purifying ammonia and nox in an inflowing exhaust gas and an inflowing gas control system controlling a ratio of ammonia and nox in the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purifying catalyst. The inflowing gas control system controls control parameters of the internal combustion engine so that the ratio of the ammonia and nox in the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purifying catalyst becomes a target ratio. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265370

Three phase emulsified fuel and method of preparation and use

The present invention relates to an air-water-hydrocarbon three-phase micro-emulsified fuel prepared by adding water, air, and emulsifier compositions to liquid hydrocarbon fuels, to the methods of preparation, and to the uses of the micro-emulsions. The three-phase micro-emulsion fuel is prepared by emulsifying heavy hydrocarbons such as bunker fuel oil and heavy petroleum from the fraction distillation of petroleum, with water or an aqueous liquid, air, and emulsifier compositions, in which the petroleum-derived fuel and the air form a dispersed phase and the aqueous liquid forms a continuous phase. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265322

Flexible circuit electrode array with at least one tack opening

The present invention provides a flexible circuit electrode array adapted for neural stimulation, comprising: a polymer base layer; metal traces deposited on the polymer base layer, including electrodes suitable to stimulate neural tissue; a polymer top layer deposited on the polymer base layer and the metal traces at least one tack opening. The present invention provides further a method of making a flexible circuit electrode array comprising depositing a polymer base layer; depositing metal on the polymer base layer; patterning the metal to form metal traces; depositing a polymer top layer on the polymer base layer and the metal traces; and preparing at least one tack opening.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/11 / #20110265275

Propellable apparatus and related methods

Propellable apparatus, assemblies and related methods including a self-enclosed member are disclosed. The self-enclosed member can include an inner surface at least partially defining an enclosed region, and an outer surface that turns outwardly to engage a cavity or lumen wall in addition to turning inward to at least partially encompass a central region defining a longitudinal path. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110265061

Code generation

At least one business rule is received that specifies at least one template to be used in generating a code file. A configuration file is generated that identifies a location of the at least one template. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110265006

Management system and information processing system

Provided is a management system for managing a plurality of management target information processing apparatuses including a plurality of network apparatuses and a computer. This management system determines the reachability of a route network apparatus as a network apparatus on a communication between the system and the computer, and calculates a certainty factor concerning the certainty on whether a prescribed network apparatus contained in a route network apparatus based on the reachability is the cause of unreachability from the management system to the computer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110265004

Interactive media device and method

An interactive media device and method allows a user to select a format by which stored text of a book or stored audio of a book or combinations thereof are presented to the user. For example, if the user wishes to read the book, the user may select display of the text of a screen for reading. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264920

Systems and methods for communication, storage, retrieval, and computation of simple statistics and logical operations on encrypted data

Systems and methods provide for a symmetric homomorphic encryption based protocol supporting communication, storage, retrieval, and computation on encrypted data stored off-site. The system may include a private, trusted network which uses aggregators to encrypt raw data that is sent to a third party for storage and processing, including computations that can be performed on the encrypted data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264806

Computer networks with unique identification

A computer network is described in which the data-link layer address, e.g. Mac address, of the network cards of client nodes are used to uniquely identify the nodes in the provision of network to application layer services. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264670

Method and system for searching unstructured textual data for quantitative answers to queries

Disclosed is a method of querying a collection of electronic documents, comprising defining a query for retrieving a numerical answer, said query comprising one or more search terms and a tolerance for said numerical answer; defining a set of document portions from said collection, each document portion in said set being extracted from an electronic document and comprising at least one term relevant to at least one of the one or more search terms and a numerical value associated with the at least one term; ordering the associated numerical values contained in said set; defining a plurality of results groups, each results group comprising an interval of ordered numerical values, each interval having a range not exceeding the tolerance; ranking the results groups; and returning at least the interval of the highest ranked results group as a response to said query a computer program product for executing this method on a computer processor and a server are also disclosed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264643

Methods and apparatus for searching with awareness of geography and languages

A system that automatically discerning the best combinations of a user query's geographical origin and language, retrieving and displaying search results accordingly. A record on the system are associated with a geographic location and a language. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264639

Learning diverse rankings over document collections

A document selector selects and ranks documents that are relevant to a query. The document selector executes an instance of a multi-armed bandits algorithm to select a document for each slot of a results page according to one or more strategies. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264626

Gpu enabled database systems

Methods for parallel query execution of a database operation on a database utilizing a graphics processing unit (gpu) are presented including: receiving query by a host, the query including database relations; starting a gpu kernel, where the gpu kernels include a gpu memory; hash partitioning the database relations by the gpu kernel; loading the partitioned database relations into the gpu memory; loading keyed partitions corresponding the hash partitioned database relations into the gpu memory; building a hash table for a smaller of the hash partitioned database relations; and executing the query. In some embodiments, methods further include returning a result of the query. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264614

Human expert assisted evolutionary computational model

This invention outlines a method to extend computer-based evolutionary learning algorithms by supplementing with human reasoning rather than pure computational logic. Evolutionary algorithms such as genetic algorithms and neural networks are global search heuristics. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264610

Address data learning and registration within a distributed virtual bridge

Systems and methods to forward data frames are provided. A particular apparatus may include a plurality of server computers and a distributed virtual bridge. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264595

Vehicle value analysis

A method of analyzing a value of a vehicle, the method comprising: (a) receiving a request for information concerning a particular vehicle for sale; (b) receiving vehicle data concerning the particular vehicle and a plurality similar vehicles for sale from at least one source; (c) comparing the vehicle data to identify a subset comprising a plurality of comparable vehicles that are comparable to the particular vehicle and that are for sale; (d) comparing the vehicle data of the particular vehicle to the vehicle data of at least one of the plurality of comparable vehicles to asses a relative value of the particular vehicle; and, (e) generating a report that conveys the relative value of the particular vehicle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264556

Sharing information on a network-based social platform

A system and method for sharing information on a network-based social platform is provided. A search request, from a first user, for an item from a network-based marketplace is received via an interface provided by a social networking website of a network-based social platform. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264518

Learning a ranker to rank entities with automatically derived domain-specific preferences

A system is described herein that includes a preference deriver component that receives a predefined preference rule that indicates a hierarchy pertaining to entities belonging to a domain, wherein each of the entities has attributes and values for such attributes corresponding thereto, and wherein the preference deriver component outputs preferences between various subsets of entities based at least in part upon the preference rule. The system also includes a learning component that learns a computer-implemented ranker component that is configured to rank the entities belonging to the domain, wherein the learning component learns the computer-implemented ranker based at least in part upon the preferences between the various subsets of the entities output by the preference deriver component.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264511

Online serving threshold and delivery policy adjustment

The present invention provides techniques for use in association with online advertising, relating to use of serving thresholds, associated with predicted click through rates, and delivery policies, associated with advertising inventory serving and distribution. An offline-trained machine learning-based model may be utilized in advertising serving decision-making in connection with serving opportunities. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264481

Business driven learning solution particularly suitable for sales-oriented organizations

Disclosed is a business driven learning solution and related methods for managing the learning and training needs of a sales-oriented organization in a manner that is in responsive to dynamic business needs. The invention employs modules of interrelated and interdependent business processes for the identification and prioritization of learning needs, the selection of learning approaches, the development of learning content, the coordination and delivery of learning instruction, and the overall management and administration learning efforts. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264463

Activity notification system and method

The activity notification process includes a first step of selecting an activity center on a home screen of a home station. The home screen of the home station has a plurality of selectable activity center choices, the selection thereof generating a plurality of selectable patient location options. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264343

Automatic transmission and hydraulic control method therefor

A command hydraulic pressure learning control unit includes an output-side torque time rate of change calculation unit for calculating a time rate of change of a torque at an output side of an automatic transmission, and a correction unit for correcting a command hydraulic pressure when transmission of a drive force of a friction element to be engaged is started at the time of a next shift based on a difference between the calculated time rate of change of the output-side torque and a target value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264321

Hydraulic steering diagnostic system and method

The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented methods of diagnosing a vehicle hydraulic power steering system and steering diagnostic systems for executing the same. Some exemplary diagnostic systems are configured to detect a steering system condition based on an evaluation of a steering pump outlet pressure, an engine speed and/or a steering wheel position. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264317

Self-learning satellite navigation assisted hybrid vehicle controls system

A self-learning assisted hybrid vehicle system that includes a main power source for providing power to the vehicle, a supplemental power source for providing supplemental power for providing power to the vehicle and an electric motor or other mechanical system for driving the vehicle. The system also includes a self-learning controls unit that receives and stores information from a plurality of inputs associated with the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110264269

Ignition system having control circuit with learning capabilities and devices and methods related thereto

Featured is an ignition system using miniaturized hot surface igniters of various types, configurations, and material systems. The ignition system includes an electronic microprocessor on which a software program is executed so as to control the operation of an igniter and all functions of the ignition system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263981

Method for measuring image motion with synthetic speckle patterns

A method for measuring motion from biological imaging data including collecting non-carrier data images; patterning the non-carrier data images with synthetic carrier properties; and processing the patterned non-carrier data images with a carrier based motion tracking technique to generate images representing motion measurements. The method preferably converts images lacking a carrier signal to ones with a synthetic carrier signal such that highly accurate and robust speckle tracking can be achieved.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263919

Chemical reactor operation

A method of operation of one or more chemical reactors, wherein each reactor defines first flow channels for a chemical reaction process in proximity to second flow channels for heat transfer, and each reactor is provided with fluid connections for bringing about flows of respective fluids through the first and second flow channels, involves the steps of shutting down the flows of fluids through at least one of the first and second flow channels, and then changing the fluid connections, and then reopening the fluid connections. There is no change in the chemical reaction process performed by the reactors. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263811

Method for producing lactic acid and method for producing polylactic acid

Lactic acid is obtained by a method including (a) a step of continuous fermentation wherein a fermentation culture medium of a microorganism having an ability of lactic acid fermentation is filtered through a porous membrane having an average pore size of not less than 0.01 μm and less than 1 μm with a transmembrane pressure difference within the range of 0.1 to 20 kpa, and the permeate is collected, while retaining the non-permeated liquid in or returning the non-permeated liquid to the culture, and adding a fermentation feedstock to the culture; (b) a step of filtering the permeate obtained in step (a) through a nanofiltration membrane; and (c) a step of distilling the permeate obtained in step (b) under a pressure of not less than 1 pa and not more than atmospheric pressure, at 25° c. To 200° c. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263691

Methods concerning ppar delta and antagonists thereof

Non-human animals which overexpress ppard or which express transgenic ppard are useful as models for inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. Test substances can be screened to assess their suitability for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263591

2-heteroaryl carboxamides

The invention relates to novel 2-heteroaryl carboxamides and to the use thereof for producing medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases and for improving perception, concentration, learning and/or memory.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263248

Method, communication devices, and storage device for controlling communication

A method, a communication device, and a storage device for controlling communication are provided. The communication controlling method comprises the following steps. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263180

Trim adjustment for toy vehicle steering

A toy vehicle includes a chassis, a right turning member that supports a right steerable road wheel and a left turning member that supports a left steerable road wheel. A rigid steering link extends across the chassis and has right and left ends that are operably connected to the right and left turning members. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263116

Ultrahigh density patterning of conducting media

A reconfigurable device and a method of creating, erasing, or reconfiguring the device are provided. At an interface between a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer, an electrically conductive, quasi one- or zero-dimensional electron gas is present such that the interface presents an electrically conductive region that is non-volatile. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263108

Method of fabricating semiconductor quantum dots

The invention relates to a method of fabricating at least one semiconductor quantum dot at a predefined position, comprising the steps of: patterning a semiconductor base material using nanoimprint lithography and an etching step, to form at least one nano-hole at the predefined position in the semiconductor base material; and growing the at least one semiconductor quantum dot in or on top of the at least one nano-hole by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263101

Carbon nanotube based integrated semiconductor circuit

Gate electrodes are formed on a semiconducting carbon nanotube, followed by deposition and patterning of a hole-inducing material layer and an electron inducing material layer on the carbon nanotube according to the pattern of a one dimensional circuit layout. Electrical isolation may be provided by cutting a portion of the carbon nanotube, forming a reverse biased junction of a hole-induced region and an electron-induced region of the carbon nanotube, or electrically biasing a region through a dielectric layer between two device regions of the carbon nanotube. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263097

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device

According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing semiconductor device can include forming a groove with a depth shallower than a thickness of a wafer. The method can include attaching a surface protection tape via a first bonding layer provided in the surface protection tape. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110263093

Methods of forming variable-resistance memory devices and devices formed thereby

Methods of forming a variable-resistance memory device include patterning an interlayer dielectric layer to define an opening therein that exposes a bottom electrode of a variable-resistance memory cell, on a memory cell region of a substrate (e.g., semiconductor substrate). These methods further include depositing a layer of variable-resistance material (e.g., phase-changeable material) onto the exposed bottom electrode in the opening and onto a first portion of the interlayer dielectric layer extending opposite a peripheral circuit region of the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262889

Device for promoting learning of skills and concepts and method of using same

A method and apparatus for encouraging a student to continue practicing skills until mastery of the skills is achieved. The method and apparatus present assigned exercises sequentially to a student, and evaluates the student's response. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262872

Method of forming resist pattern and resist composition

There are provided a method of forming a resist pattern in which a resist pattern is formed on top of a substrate by using a chemically amplified resist composition and conducting patterning two or more times, the method being capable of reducing the extent of damage, caused by the second patterning, imposed upon the first resist pattern that is formed by the first patterning; as well as a resist composition that is useful for forming the first resist pattern in this method of forming a resist pattern. The method includes forming of a first resist pattern using a resist composition containing a thermal base generator as a chemically amplified resist composition during first patterning, and then conducting a hard bake for baking the first resist pattern under a bake condition such that a base is generated from the thermal base generator, prior to the second patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262864

Method of forming resist pattern and negative tone-development resist composition

A method of forming a resist pattern, including: forming a resist film on a substrate using a resist composition containing a base component (a) which exhibits decreased solubility in an organic solvent under action of an acid and an acid-generator component (b) which generates an acid upon exposure, conducting exposure of the resist film, and patterning the resist film by a negative tone development using a developing solution containing an organic solvent, wherein the base component (a) includes a resin component (a1) containing a structural unit (a0) derived from an acrylate ester containing an acid decomposable group which generates an alcoholic hydroxy group by the action of acid to thereby exhibit increased hydrophilicity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262859

Upper layer-forming composition and resist patterning method

An upper-layer film-forming composition includes (a) a resin that is soluble in an alkaline aqueous solution, and includes a fluorine atom, and (b) a solvent component that includes (b1) a solvent having a boiling point at 101.3 kpa of 150° c. Or more and a static surface tension of 23.0 mn/m or less, the upper-layer film-forming composition being used to form an upper-layer film on a photoresist film.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262625

Thin film deposition apparatus

A thin film deposition apparatus including a chamber; a deposition source accommodated in the chamber and configured to discharge a deposition material; a deposition source nozzle unit located at a side of the deposition source and including a plurality of deposition source nozzles arranged in a first direction; and a patterning slit sheet located opposite the deposition source nozzle unit inside the chamber and including a plurality of patterning slits arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the patterning slit sheet being spaced apart from the substrate, and the thin film deposition apparatus being configured to perform a deposition while at least one of the substrate or the thin film deposition apparatus moves relative to the other in the first direction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262331

Air pollution control system and air pollution control method

An air pollution control system 10a according to the present invention includes: a boiler 11 that burns fuel; nox removal equipment 12 that decomposes nitrogen oxides in flue gas 25 discharged from the boiler 11; a desulfurizer 15 that causes sulfur oxides in the flue gas 25 having passed through the nox removal equipment 12 to be absorbed by an absorbent, thereby reducing sulfur oxides in the flue gas 25, a waste-water treatment device 16 including a solid-liquid separating unit 31 that separates desulfurized waste water 28 discharged from the desulfurizer 15 into a solid fraction and a liquid fraction, and a mercury removing unit 32 that removes mercury in the desulfurized waste water 28; and a treated waste-water returning unit (a makeup water line) 17 that returns at least a part of treated waste water 40 treated by the waste-water treatment device 16 to the desulfurizer 15.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262249

One person round bale transporter

The practical use of this invention allows one person to transport a round hay/forage bale a short distance without assistance from a tractor or other vehicle. The power source is a cordless drill that rolls the bale along the ground essentially turning it into a large diameter wheel. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262239

Method of controlling machine tool and machine tool

To provide a method of controlling a machine tool and a machine tool which allow preventing relieving interference without using a mechanism for causing an offset between a cutter (13) and a workpiece (50), a controller (40) performs control such that the workpiece (50) is machined by repeating the steps of: machining the workpiece (50) by moving the cutter (13) for machining the workpiece (50) in a direction parallel to a rotational axis of the cutter (50) while rotating the workpiece (50) together with the cutter (13); and returning the cutter (13) to a machining start position again after termination of the machining step, and performs offset control such that the cutter (13) is moved away from the workpiece (50) in a rotation direction of the cutter (13) upon the termination of the machining step.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262235

Reusable low cost drill for drywall

A reusable low cost drill bit element for operative, removable attachment to a turning implement for drilling anchor installation holes, particularly of at least ½″ diameter, in drywall. The drill bit is comprised of a section to be engaged with the turning implement and to be turned therewith, a drilling section with angled step sections in common planes perpendicular to the drill bit axis to perpendicularly bore into the drywall and form a perpendicular through aperture of a desired diameter, and an element to prevent the drill bit from falling behind the wall so that it can be reused to bore additional holes for other anchor.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262092

Optic having a cladding

Various embodiments of wedge-shaped light guide optics are disclosed. By forming a gaseous cladding layer between a wedge-shaped light guide and a turning structure, a device may be constructed that is usable to reflect and refract light for displaying an image on a display surface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262004

Learning device and learning method for article transport facility

A learning control device performs a positioning process, a first image capturing process, and a first deviation amount calculating process in which a reference position deviation amount in the horizontal direction between the imaging reference position and a detection mark is derived based on image information captured in the first image capturing process to derive a position adjustment amount from the derived reference position deviation amount, and the learning control device further includes a positioning correcting process in which the position adjustment device is operated to adjust a position of the second learn assist member based on the derived movement adjustment amount when the reference position deviation amount derived in the first deviation amount calculating process falls outside a set tolerance range. A second image capturing process, and a second deviation amount calculating process may be further provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110262003

Object learning method, object tracking method using the same, and object learning and tracking system

The present invention relates to an object learning method that minimizes time required for learning an object, an object tracking method using the object learning method, and an object learning and tracking system. The object learning method includes: receiving an image to be learned through a camera to generate a front image by a terminal; generating m view points used for object learning and generating first images obtained when viewing the object from the m view points using the front image; generating second images by performing radial blur on the first images; separating an area used for learning from the second images to obtain reference patches; and storing pixel values of the reference patches.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261977

Signal processing device, signal processing method and program

A signal processing device includes a signal transform unit which generates observation signals in the time frequency domain, and an audio source separation unit which generates an audio source separation result, and the audio source separation unit includes a first-stage separation section which calculates separation matrices for separating mixtures included in the first frequency bin data set by a learning process in which independent component analysis is applied to the first frequency bin data set, and acquires a first separation result for the first frequency bin data set, a second-stage separation section which acquires a second separation result for a second frequency bin data set by using a score function in which an envelope is used as a fixed one, and executing a learning process for calculating separation matrices for separating mixtures, and a synthesis section which generates the final separation results by integrating the first and the second separation results.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261743

Wireless communication system, communication control method, radio base station, radio terminal, and storage medium

Even when a radio terminal cannot receive contents data from a serving base station, the radio terminal can receive the contents data from other base station. A wireless communication system includes a radio terminal, a serving radio base station to which the radio terminal serves, and a non-serving radio base station to which the radio terminal does not serve. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261577

Warning lamp for an aircraft

The warning lamp for an aircraft is provided with a housing (10) which possesses a light permeable cover (12) that is exposed to the surrounding air when the housing is mounted on the aircraft, with a frontal cover area and a rear cover area, a mounting element (44) to fasten the cover to a lower part (14) of the housing (10), wherein one edge (41) of the cover (12) is covered by an edge of the mounting element (44) and protrudes from it, a lamp with at least one led (42,46,58,60), which is arranged within an area that is covered by the cover (12), and a cooling body (18) for the at least one led (42,46,58,60), wherein the cooling body (18) possesses a cooling surface (32) that is exposed to the surrounding air when the housing (10) is mounted on the aircraft. The frontal cover area is formed by a frontal cover element (22) which is made from a light permeable first material. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261498

Power supply circuit

There is provided a power supply circuit, in which cost reduction is realized by reducing the number of electric wires. An inverter 3 and a motor 4 are supplied with power by a high-voltage battery 21. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261464

Thin film high definition dimensional image display device and methods of making same

A high definition thin lens dimensional image display device and methods of manufacturing the same. The thin lens dimensional image display device generally includes a lens array on a first surface of a film, such as a lenticular lens array or a fly's eye lens array, with a printed imaged either printed directly on a second planar surface of the film, or on a separate substrate that is laminated thereto. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261397

Method of notifying job status in image forming apparatus

According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a job registering unit, an address setting unit, a control unit, a detecting unit, and a transmitting unit. The job registering unit registers a job. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261381

Image forming apparatus

An mfp has: a receiving section receiving a fax reception request and fax data; and an image forming section capable of forming a color image. When an execution condition for acquisition processing of acquiring information used for adjusting the image forming section is satisfied, the mfp executes the acquisition processing in response to a trigger defined as start or end of processing of a print job. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261340

Modulation device and charged particle multi-beamlet lithography system using the same

The invention relates to a charged-particle multi-beamlet lithography system for transferring a pattern onto the surface of a target using a plurality of charged particle beamlets. The system includes a beam generator, a beamlet blanker array, a shielding structure and a projection system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261336

System for patterning flexible foils

According to one aspect, the invention provides a table for compensating deformation in flexible foils (1) the table comprises a supportive base (2) and a deformation compensation system (3). This system comprises a plurality of movable elements (4), supported by the base (2), wherein the movable elements form a surface for supporting the flexible foil. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261199

Device and method for detecting a danger situation for a vehicle

The invention relates to a device for detecting a danger situation for a vehicle with a scanning device, which scans the vehicle vicinity and from this detects possible danger situations, with a signaling device which upon scanning of a danger situation emits a warning signal perceptible to the driver, and with a driver monitoring device which scans the reaction of the driver to the warning signal, wherein the driver monitoring device detects if the reaction of the driver represents a danger-recognizing reaction and in this case verifies the danger situation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110261182

Electronic device and method for monitoring a baby sleeping

An electronic device and method for monitoring a baby sleeping includes presetting a warning message and designating a communication device to receive the warning message. A captured image of a baby is acquired and sent to the designated communication device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260973

Rotational mouse

This invention is concerning a mouse that is characterized by the way it moves like a swimming fish, and an objective is to provide a mouse configured to prevent sweat from collecting in the hand. The mouse in this invention designed to achieve said objective and is characterized by comprising: a body having buttons mounted on the top of the mouse that emits electrical signals, a button mounted on the bottom that recognizes the movements; wherein one side of said body is joined by a hinge to provide a rotating part that can rotate.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260888

Forklift activated mirror alert

A partially transparent dome minor is used to display messages generated from within the dome by a light generating system. The minor is incorporated in an apparatus for seeing and warning traffic crossing at an intersection in a commercial, industrial or other space to improve worker safety and to avoid costly damage due to collisions at the intersection. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260885

Method and system for transmitting a warning message to a driver of a vehicle

A method and system for transmitting a warning message to a driver of a vehicle is provided. Authorization for uploading message data is provided followed by the provision of message data indicative of a plurality of pre-recorded warning messages. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260881

Electronic device and automatic warning method thereof

An electronic device includes a detection unit, a comparison unit, and a warning unit. The detection unit generates a detection signal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260874

Device for fire protection in electrical systems

An apparatus (30, 50, 60) for protection against fire in an electrical system (10) at connection points for electrical cables (510) comprises at least one thermal element (50) which is operable to register and warn in response to increased temperature in the electrical cables (510) or in one or more electrical elements (30) whereat the cables (510) are coupled. A fire warning unit (60) is coupled in operation to the at least one thermal element (50) for sending a warning in an event that the thermal element (50) measures an increase in temperature above a temperature threshold. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260862

Monitoring method for security system

A monitoring method for a security system is disclosed. The security system mainly comprises a remote communication device, a local communication device, a main controller and a main sensor or a plurality of main sensors. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260848

Automotive vehicle early open door warning system

The invention relates to an automotive vehicle early open door warning system, including a first light device arranged in a first external area of a side of the vehicle, for emitting a warning light signal, prior to the opening of a door, a second light device arranged in a second area of the side of the vehicle spaced from the first area for emitting a warning light signal, and an electronic controller circuit in connection with the light devices, for controlling the first light device so that it emits the warning light signal prior to the opening of the door and the second light device so that it emits the warning light signal prior to or during the opening of the door.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260847

Warning system

A warning system in which an audio pulse train is continuously emitted from an item of equipment and wherein a person, exposed to the audio pulse train, carries a detector which, in response to detection of the pulse train, emits audio pulses which are detected at the item of equipment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260846

Method of controlling a collision warning system using line of sight

A collision warning system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The collision warning system includes a first mode and a second mode. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260655

Structures of luminous umbrella

The present invention relates to an improvement in the structure of luminous umbrella, using integrated illumination components. The components are ideal for luminous umbrella particularly designed to be used in the evening when visibility is poor, and can be used for other decoration purposes. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260654

Illumination system

An illumination system includes illumination devices, an imaging device and a control device. Each of the illumination devices includes a light source, a lighting circuit unit and a transmission control unit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260555

Energy saving cable assemblies

A cable assembly for use with any power cable for an electrical device, the cable assembly including a remotely locatable switch for connecting or disconnecting the electrical device from power draw. Also, a cable assembly for a power device such as a charger for providing output power to an electronic device is disclosed, the cable assembly including two pairs of wires wherein a first pair provides output power for the electronic device and a second pair includes a switch for turning off the charger. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260545

Voltage in a voltage source converter, a voltage source converter and a method for control thereof

A vsc converter includes in each valve one first semiconductor device of turn-off type with a voltage blocking capacity rating of a first, high level and connected in parallel therewith a series connection of a plurality of second semiconductor devices of turn-off type with a voltage blocking capacity rating of a second, lower level. A control arrangement of the converter is configured to switch a said valve into a conducting state starting from a forward biased blocking state of the valve by controlling the second semiconductor devices to be turned on and then the first semiconductor devices to be turned on with a delay, and at the end of the conducting state to turn off the first semiconductor device in advance of turning the second semiconductor devices off.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260534

Sspc for ac power distribution

A method of operating an alternating current (ac) power distribution assembly (pda), where the acpda includes a plurality of ac power distribution modules, each connected to a respective ac load includes turning a first switch off and turning a second switch on in each of the ac power distribution modules; starting up each of the respective ac loads; monitoring a load current in the acpda and obtaining an acceptable load current in the acpda; determining if a set of motor sensor parameters for the acpda are within predetermined limits, and, in the event the motor sensor parameters are within the predetermined limits, determining if a startup period has elapsed; and in the event the startup period has elapsed, turning the first switch on and turning the second switch off in each of the ac power distribution modules.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260461

Rotor turning device for wind turbine generator and rotor turning method

A rotor turning device for a wind turbine generator which can be used without having to modify the existing wind turbine generator, and a method for turning the rotor. A rotor turning device comprises, on the inner periphery, a first member acting as a fixing member for fixing to a coupling hub, and on the outer periphery, a second member acting as an operating member to which operational force for rotating a rotation axis of the wind turbine generator is inputted. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260328

Semiconductor device and method for forming using the same

A semiconductor device and a method for forming the same are disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of bit lines having a uniform width on a semiconductor substrate, an active region obliquely arranged to have a predetermined angle with respect to the bit lines, a spacer arranged around the bit lines connected to a center part of the active region. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260324

Electronic device package and method of manufacture

A method of manufacturing an electronic device package. Coating a first side of a metallic layer with a first insulating layer and coating a second opposite side of the metallic layer with a second insulating layer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260261

Cmos devices having dual high-mobility channels

A method for forming a semiconductor structure includes providing a semiconductor substrate including a first region and a second region; and forming a first and a second metal-oxide-semiconductor (mos) device. The step of forming the first mos device includes forming a first silicon germanium layer over the first region of the semiconductor substrate; forming a silicon layer over the first silicon germanium layer; forming a first gate dielectric layer over the silicon layer; and patterning the first gate dielectric layer to form a first gate dielectric. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260233

Device comprising a field-effect transistor in a silicon-on-insulator

The present invention relates to a semiconductor device that has a semiconductor-on-insulator (seoi) structure, which includes a substrate, an insulating layer such as an oxide layer on the substrate and a semiconductor layer on the insulating layer with a field-effect-transistor (fet) formed in the seoi structure from the substrate and deposited layers, wherein the fet has a channel region in the substrate, a gate dielectric layer that is made from at least a part of the oxide layer of the seoi structure; and a gate electrode that is formed at least partially from a part of the semiconductor layer of the seoi structure. The invention further relates to a method of forming one or more field-effect-transistors or metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors from a semiconductor-on-insulator structure that involves patterning and etching the seoi structure, forming shallow trench isolations, depositing insulating, metal or semiconductor layers, and removing mask and/or pattern layers.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260200

Method of fabricating non-metal led substrate and non-metal led substrate and method of fabricating led device using the non-metal led substrate and led device with the non-metal led substrate

The present invention discloses a method of fabricating non-metal substrate having steps of (a) providing a non-metal board having two opposite first and second surfaces; (b) drilling at least one second through hole through the non-metal board; (c) electroplating copper on outsides of non-metal board and an inside of each of at least one second through hole to form copper films outside of the non-metal board and at least one solid copper pole in corresponding to the at lest one second through hole; and (d) patterning the copper films to form line pattern. The non-metal substrate has high thermal conductivity and the solid copper poles therein are integrated with the line pattern formed outside thereof, so the connection strength among the die pad, solid copper poles and heat conduction pad is good.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110260183

Electronic device and method of manufacturing the same

Provided are an electronic device including a bank structure and a method of manufacturing the same. The method of manufacturing the electronic device requires a fewer number of processes and comprises a direct patterning of insulating layers, such as fluorinated organic polymer layers, is possible using cost-efficient techniques such as inkjet printing.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259714

Method and conveyor device for returning empties, in particular bottles and cans

The present invention relates to a method for returning empties, in particular bottles and cans, having a bulk input, in which the empties (10) are moved from an input space (8) past a detection unit (14) by a conveyor device (1) rotating about the longitudinal axis thereof, and further having a conveyor device for implementing said method, comprising a plurality followers mounted transversely to the direction of conveyance and spaced a distance apart. An increased throughput is to be achieved with such a method and such a conveyor device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259663

Steering apparatus for vehicle

To prevent a generation of a large change of a steering reaction force at the time of starting and stopping steering so as to reduce a feeling of strangeness of a driver, while controlling driven wheels with high responsivity with respect to steering. A steering control unit 25 controls a steering motor 7 based on a final target turning angle θt obtained by an addition of a first target turning angle θ1 and a second target turning angle θ2. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259454

Shower nozzle holder device having water temperature monitoring mechanism

A holder device is attached to a water outlet tube without drilling holes in the wall and includes a housing having a casing communicative with an inlet of the housing and having two outlet ports, a valve stem engaged in the casing and having a valve member to control the water to flow out through the outlet ports of the housing, a motor disposed in the inlet of the housing and having a fan blade for being rotated by the water to generate an electricity, a control device coupled to the motor and having a light member for generating an indicating or warning signal when the water is over-heated, and a temperature sensor disposed in the housing for sensing the water temperature and for supplying the detected water temperature to the control device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259408

Method for patterning a substrate using ion assisted selective deposition

A method of patterning a substrate includes providing a focusing plate adjacent to a plasma chamber containing a plasma, the focusing plate configured to extract ions from the plasma through at least one aperture that provides focused ions towards the substrate. The method further includes directing first ions through the at least one aperture to one or more first regions of the substrate so as to condense first gaseous species provided in ambient of the substrate on the one or more first regions of the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259397

Rotational trough reflector array for solar-electricity generation

A rotational trough reflector solar-electricity generation device includes a trough reflector that rotates around a substantially vertical axis. A strip-type photovoltaic (pv) device is fixedly mounted along the focal line of the trough reflector. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259290

Ammonia burning internal combustion engine

An ammonia burning internal combustion engine can feed ammonia and a highly combustible substance burning easier than ammonia to a combustion chamber. When the amount of ammonia fed into the combustion chamber is increased or when the ratio of the amount of the ammonia to the total amount of the ammonia and the highly combustible substance fed into the combustion chamber is increased, the operating parameters of the internal combustion engine are controlled so the air-fuel mixture fed into the combustion chamber is made easier to burn. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259285

Ammonia burning internal combustion engine

An ammonia burning internal combustion engine using ammonia as fuel comprises an ammonia feed device feeding ammonia to a combustion chamber and a temperature/pressure raising system raising the temperature or raising the pressure of ammonia fed to the ammonia feed device. The temperature/pressure raising system raises the temperature or raises the pressure of ammonia by energy produced along with the operation of the internal combustion engine. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259178

Machine and method for teaching music and piano

A system for teaching music with input and output devices, musical representations presented on vertically and horizontally oriented musical staffs, output responsive to selective application of input data, confirmation of propriety of input choice, and scrolling presentation of sequential musical representations constituting music. A method to develop a positive association of correct learning input to music representation presented and a negative association of improper response, to music presented in a scrolling manner along a center bar for timing visual change in musical representation upon input. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259040

Refrigeration circuit

A refrigeration circuit (3) for household appliances comprises a compressor (4) suitable for compressing a predetermined cooling fluid and for allowing circulation thereof within said circuit (3), a first heat exchanger (5) or condenser in fluid communication with the compressor (4) for allowing cooling and the consequent condensation of the cooling fluid going therethrough, and a second heat exchanger (7) or evaporator in fluid communication with the first exchanger (5) through a circuit with a special device (6) suitable for decreasing the pressure of the cooling fluid and acting at a space (2) to be cooled (normally inside the refrigerator). The second exchanger (7) allows the cooling fluid to evaporate, by heat absorption, thus cooling the space (2) and returning through the tubing (17) to the compressor (4). ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259015

Tangential combustor

A combustion section for a gas turbine includes a casing defining a chamber, a plurality of combustor cans disposed in the casing and oriented in an annular pattern, and a plurality of transition pieces each coupled with one of the combustor cans. The transition pieces direct products of combustion from the combustor cans into contact with rotating buckets of the gas turbine. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110259005

Brake controller

Provided is a brake controller which can be made smaller. The brake controller (100) has a hydraulic control mechanism (150), which comprises a master cylinder (250) which generates a hydraulic fluid pressure on the basis of an input piston (182) and a control piston (190) that move when a braking operation is performed, motors (290, 296), and a moving mechanism (200) which moves the aforementioned control piston as the aforementioned motors turn, and a motor control unit (300) for regulating the turning of the aforementioned motors. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110258998

Device for a winch-operated wave-power plant

A device for a winch-operated wave-power plant with a self-tightening winch connecting a wave-energy-absorbing body via a winch wire to a reference point. A winch cable drum is connected via a mechanical energy absorption- and conversion system to a rotating outgoing axle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110258850

Wiring substrate and method of manufacturing the same

In a method of manufacturing a wiring substrate of the present invention, a through-hole plating layer is formed from an inner surface of a through hole in a substrate to both surface sides, then a resin is filled in a through hole, and then a first resist in which an opening portion is provided on the through hole is formed. Then, a partial cover plating layer is formed in the opening portion in the first resist, then the first resist is removed, and then a second resist that covers a whole of the partial cover plating layer and has a pattern for patterning the through-hole plating layer is formed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110258787

Joint equipment and boarding bridge having the same

A joint equipment of a boarding bridge is provided, which is suitable for joining with a downwardly turned boarding gate of the aircraft and comprises a floor frame having a concave notch at its front end; a first floor arranged at the opening of the concave notch; a sliding plate arranged under the first floor and slidable with respect to the first floor through a slide device arranged under the sliding plate; a joining plate rotatablely connected in the front end of the sliding plate; a pair of front cover plates rotatablely connected to the joining plate respectively; a pair of rear cover plates rotatablely connected to the first floor, wherein the front cover plates are partly lapped over the rear cover plates respectively; an activating device for operating sliding movement of the sliding plate; and a pair of turning mechanisms for turning the pairs of the front and the rear cover plates respectively with respect to the joining plate and the first floor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/27/11 / #20110258771

Seat tilt mechanism for chairs used by people with disabilities

This application provides a mechanism that consists of right and left mounting bases that in different embodiments are adapted for mounting on a variety of different chairs. These mechanisms have roller tracks that have been designed on a radius with the fulcrum or pivot point positioned very close to where the center of mass is located, for a wide spectrum of different sized people from children through over-sized adults, to achieve varying degrees of movement. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110258594

Asynchronous workflows

. . A system and method for implementing an asynchronous construct in a computer program. A state machine is generated from the computer program, and the program is translated to generate code that executes the state machine during runtime. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110258539

Handheld electronic device and method for performing spell checking during text entry and for providing a spell-check learning feature

A handheld electronic device includes a reduced qwerty keyboard and is enabled with a disambiguation routine that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able to perform a spell check routine during input of a text entry and to learn and automatically correct mistakes typically made by the particular user.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110258402

Computer system or performance management method of computer system

This invention provides a system including a computer and a storage-subsystem comprising at least either a first storage area for storing data sent from the computer or a second storage area to be associated with the first storage area, for storing replicated data of data stored in the first storage area. This system includes a replication processing status referral unit for referring to a replication processing status of data of the first storage area and the second storage area to be associated, and an output unit for outputting first performance information concerning data i/o stored in the first storage area, and outputting second performance information concerning data i/o stored in the second storage area together with the first performance information when the replicated data is being subject to replication processing from the first storage area to the second storage area as a result of referring to the replication processing status.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110258152

Categorization automation

A method for categorization using multiple categories including obtaining multiple uniform resource locators (urls) associated with the multiple categories, collecting multiple web pages identified by the multiple urls, generating vocabulary terms based on the multiple web pages, generating an n-gram file including the multiple vocabulary terms, generating multiple classified urls by labeling the plurality of urls based on the multiple categories, generating multiple feature vectors by processing the classified urls and the multiple web pages against the n-gram file, generating a categorization model by applying a machine learning algorithm to the multiple feature vectors, and loading a classifier with the categorization module and the n-gram file.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110257972

System and method for location tracking using audio input

An electronic device and method of location tracking adapted to enhance a user's ability in recalling or returning to a former location. The electronic device may record audio, such as the user's speech and/or speech from others. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110257961

System and method for generating questions and multiple choice answers to adaptively aid in word comprehension

An adaptive learning system and method provides for automatically generating question types to a user for word comprehension and selecting multiple choice answers for display. Questions are developed for the user by obtaining online content and indexing the content into individual sentences and questions. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110257865

Ignition timing controller of internal combustion engine

The apparatus of the present invention corrects a control target value of ignition timing using a multipoint learned value agdp(n) for compensating for a change amount of the ignition timing caused by time-dependent change of the engine and a basic learned value ag(i) for compensating for a change amount of the ignition timing caused by a factor other than the aforementioned time-dependent change of the engine. In a multipoint learning range n in which the time-dependent change of the engine influences the ignition timing to a great extent, the control target is corrected using the multipoint learned value agdp(n) and the basic learned value ag(i). ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110257777

Method and apparatus for performing pattern reconnection after individual or multipart alignment

A method for patterning a second layer of a work piece in a direct write machine in the manufacturing of a multilayer system-in-package stack. The work piece having a first layer with a plurality of electrical components in the form of dies arbitrarily placed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256986

Wrist and forearm exerciser

An improved wrist and forearm exerciser apparatus which consists of an elongated hollow cylindrical handle for grasping in both hands and turning in a forward or in a reverse direction. A long elastic flexible tube which is attached to the opposite ends of the handle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256967

Random direction bouncer

The present invention is a random direction bouncer including a solid sphere having a core removed therefrom to define a concentric hollow within the solid sphere. The solid sphere has an outer surface and an inner surface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256945

Golf swing training apparatus capable of returning golf balls

A swing training apparatus includes an upright target portion and a ball capturing net. The target portion has a hit surface to be hit by golf balls. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256943

Control method and swing mechanism for an infant and child swing

A swing mechanism for an infant and child swing includes a swing arm, a swing angle adjustment assembly and a pwm motor driving unit. The swing arm is driven by a motor for swinging forth and back in a first direction and a second direction. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256924

Self-service stations for utilizing non-negotiable credits earned from a game of chance

Entertainment credits from a game of chance can be identified. The entertainment credits can be associated with an entity with which a user has previously interacted. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256914

Interactive games with prediction and plan with assisted learning method

A method for engaging a player or a pair of players in a motion related game including the steps of attaching plural geometrical colored elements onto selected portions of the player(s) garments and processing a video stream of each of the players to separately identify the positions, velocities an accelerations of the colored elements. The method further comprises generation of a combatant competitor image and moving the image in a manor to overcome the player. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256864

Communications system and method

A method of operation of a mobile network (1) comprising network core central nodes including a switching node and at least one remote node (4, 5) linked with the central nodes via a remote backhaul communication link (3). The method performs local connection of data or voice sessions. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256843

System and method for message-based access

A method and system for providing message-based access to services includes receiving a request message from a mobile subscriber relating to a service that is desired by the mobile subscriber, routing the request message for processing, performing one or more activities in accordance with the requested service, returning a response message to the mobile subscriber, and facilitating/enabling/etc. Access to the requested service.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256704

Method for manufacturing a metal gate electrode/high k dielectric gate stack

A method of manufacturing a metal gate/high k dielectric gate stack includes the steps of: forming an interfacial layer of sion or sio2 on a silicon substrate; depositing a high k dielectric film on the interfacial layer; performing a rapid thermal anneal of the high k dielectric film; depositing a tan metal gate electrode film on the high k dielectric film; depositing a polysilicon gate layer on the tan metal gate electrode film, and then depositing a hard mask layer; patterning a photoresist mask, and performing an anisotropic etching of the hard mask layer; removing the photoresist mask, and etching the polysilicon by reactive ion etching with the hard mask as masking layer using a mixed gas of cl2/hbr; and etching the tan metal gate electrode/high k dielectric gate stack by reactive ion etching with the hard mask as masking layer using bcl3-based etchant gas.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256661

Method for improved patterning accuracy for thin film photovoltaic panels

A method for patterning a thin film photovoltaic panel on a substrate characterized by a compaction parameter. The method includes forming molybdenum material overlying the substrate and forming a first plurality of patterns in the molybdenum material to configure a first patterned structure having a first inter-pattern spacing. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256660

Method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device

A method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion device, comprises forming a first insulating film on a semiconductor substrate, forming a gate electrode by forming an electrically conductive layer on the first insulating film and patterning the electrically conductive layer, etching an exposed surface of the first insulating film, forming a charge accumulation region of a photoelectric converter by implanting impurity ions of a first conductivity type into the semiconductor substrate through a thinned portion of the first insulating film formed by the etching, removing the thinned portion, forming a second insulating film covering the semiconductor substrate and the gate electrode, and forming a surface region of the photoelectric converter by implanting impurity ions of a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type into the semiconductor substrate through the second insulating film.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256518

Surfing instruction apparatus and method

Riding a surfboard on sizeable waves is generally very demanding and time-consuming to learn. Beginners tire quickly when paddling against incoming surf and repeatedly fall when first learning to catch and ride waves. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256502

Dental fulcrum wrench

A dental wrench device to loosen and extract teeth, comprising a handle with a fixed tapered jaw. A moveable jaw is also coupled to the handle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256496

Intelligent dental handpiece control system

An intelligent dental handpiece control system is disclosed. The handpiece includes a sensor which detects a vibration, sound, force or torque_frequency/time signal produced by the handpiece in use and signal processor which produces or determines secondary signal characteristics such as the handpiece torque, force or angular velocity. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256485

Etchant composition, patterning conductive layer and manufacturing flat panel, display device using the same

An etchant composition that allows simplification and optimization of semiconductor manufacturing process is presented, along with a method of patterning a conductive layer using the etchant and a method of manufacturing a flat panel display using the etchant. The etchant includes nitric acid, phosphoric acid, acetic acid, and an acetate compound in addition to water.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256394

Film and adhesive/bonding sheet

When a film that is fixed to a surface of an adherend by means such as adhesion and rolled into a cylinder by heating is grasped by a grasping tool or adhered to a holder in order to remove the film from the surface of the adherend, the grasping tool or holder applies a force to the rolled film to urge the film toward the surface of the adherend. If the rolled film is pressed flat by the force, the area of contact between the film and the adherend increases and so does the strength of adhesion between them. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256316

Method for patterning nanomaterial using solution evaporation

Disclosed is a method for patterning a nanomaterial using solution evaporation. More particularly, the method for patterning a nanomaterial using solution evaporation includes; coating the nanomaterial with a polymer material and uniformly dispersing the coated nanomaterial in a solvent to prepare a solution containing the nanomaterial, and pouring the nanomaterial-containing solution on a substrate, enabling the nanomaterial to be patterned after evaporation of the solvent.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110256250

Process for producing metallic ultrafine powder

A process for producing metallic ultra-fine powder, which can use a raw material which is spread over a wide range, and control freely the grain size of the metallic powder to be produced, at low cost and high safety. The process for producing the metallic ultra fine powder consists of using a burner and a furnace which can generate a high temperature reductive atmosphere, and an apparatus for separating gas which is generated in the furnace from powder to recover the powder. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255926

Cutting tool and cutting insert therefor

A cutting tool used for grooving and turning operations, where a cutting insert is removably securable in a blade-shaped insert holder. The insert holder includes an insert receiving slot having a longitudinally extending upper receiving slot surface with longitudinally separated single pairs of ridge type v-shaped lateral stopping and upper clamping surfaces, the planar surface components of which form different internal angles. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255668

Device for providing a high energy x-ray beam

The invention relates to x-ray analytical instruments (rx), more precisely a device for providing a high energy x-ray beam, typically above 4 kev, for x-ray analysis applications. The device comprises an x-ray tube with a turning anode and an x-ray lens for shaping the beam.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255603

Method and apparatus for rate distortion optimisation

There is provided a method of optimising rate distortion optimisation candidate assessment in hardware apparatus, comprising determining which rate distortion optimisation candidates out of aplurality of candidates are separately processable, determining a processing delay of critical portions of candidate assessment hardware, determining a rule set governing how the separately processable candidates may be ordered for processing, determining an optimised processing order for processing the separately processable candidate assessments, dependent on the processing delay of critical portions of the candidate assessment hardware and the determined rule set, and processing the candidates according to the determined processing order. There is also provided an apparatus for carrying out the improved rate distortion optimisation method.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255565

Laser light detection circuit

The invention provides a laser light detection circuit that prevents a peak output occurring when the circuit switches between the operation stop mode and the operation mode so as to prevent the breakdown or malfunction of the next-connected circuit. A laser light detection circuit has a differential amplifier that amplifies and outputs a signal corresponding to the intensity of laser light, a drive transistor having a base to which the output of the differential amplifier is applied, a second constant-current source connected to the emitter of the drive transistor, an output transistor having a base connected to the emitter of the drive transistor, a bypass transistor connected between the emitter of the drive transistor and the ground, and a control circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255425

Methods and apparatus for secondary bandwidth detection and allocation

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprises monitoring a bandwidth allocation of a primary device via monitoring at least one broadcast message sent from an associated base station; determining whether a secondary bandwidth is available based on the monitored bandwidth allocation of the primary device; allocating the secondary bandwidth to a secondary application on a secondary device if the secondary bandwidth becomes available; keeping track of changes in the bandwidth allocation of the primary device; and returning the secondary bandwidth to the primary device when the changes in the bandwidth allocation of the primary device indicates a need for the secondary bandwidth by the primary device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255415

Transmitting apparatus, transmitting and receiving apparatus, communication system, and communication method

In a vehicle-side transmitting apparatus that applies a multi-link system employing a logical plurality of communication lines and includes a transmitting unit that transmits transmission data that should be transmitted to a receiving apparatus of a communication partner, the transmitting unit monitors changes in transmission rates of communication lines a to c, calculates, based on rated transmission rates, information concerning changes in the communication lines a to c, and a transmission time until data that should be transmitted to a ground-side receiving apparatus is completed to be transmitted to the ground-side receiving apparatus, fluctuating transmission rates of the communication lines a to c, and determines, based on the calculated transmission rates, allocation amounts to the communication lines of data that should be transmitted this time.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255269

Pet shoe

A pet shoe features for a warning device on a shoe body thereof. When a pet wearing the pet shoe is moving, a vibration switch in the warning device senses movements and accordingly drives a light-emitting element to blink so as to provide warning.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255167

Multilayer optical films suitable for bi-level internal patterning

A reflective film includes a first optical stack that provides a first reflective characteristic and a second optical stack that provides a second reflective characteristic. The optical stacks also have first and second absorptive characteristics that are suitable to absorptively heat the respective stacks upon exposure to light including a write wavelength while maintaining the structural integrity of the stacks. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255118

Image reader apparatus and method of driving the same

The present invention provides an image reader apparatus capable of obtaining an image having stable brightness while suppressing an increase of the cost of the apparatus. The image reader apparatus 1 for reading an image on a document 2 being fed and outputting an image signal includes a synchronization signal generation circuit 4 for generating a synchronization signal ss synchronous with a feed timing and a feed cycle of the document 2, a ccd 6 for reading an image on the document 2 in synchronism with the synchronization signal ss, an led 9 for emitting white light, and a lighting control circuit 7 for turning the led 9 on in synchronism with the synchronization signal ss and turning the light source off so that a lighting period is equalized for each line irrespective of a variation of the feed cycle of the document 2. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255010

Broadcast receiving apparatus and starting method thereof

Display embodiments including arrangements wherein a waiting condition of a display apparatus includes a first waiting condition, and a second waiting condition being shorter in a starting time, from time when the operation is made for turning a power source on until time when the image is displayed on a display portion, and smaller in a power consumption, comparing to those of the first waiting condition. A controller portion changes the waiting condition of the display apparatus into the second waiting condition, when a sensor detects the presence of a human being while under the first waiting condition, and changes the waiting condition of the display apparatus into the first waiting condition, when no operation is made for turning a power source on, for a predetermined time period, after changing the waiting condition into the second waiting condition.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110255007

Lighting device, display device and television receiver

A lighting device 110 includes a grounding member 150. The grounding member 150 includes a base member 151, a grounding terminal 99, light source holding conductors 152 and a wiring pattern 90. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254972

Imaging device

An imaging device is provided that includes an imaging component, a cropper, a monitor, and a warning component. The imaging component is configured to generate frame image data by capturing a subject image. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254956

Driving assistance apparatus

In a hand-free driving warning process for a vehicle, when a grip state of a steering wheel is in a hand-free driving state, and the vehicle is in a travel state stipulated previously, a danger degree is derived based on a position of a vehicle compartment where a non-grip hand exists. In deriving the danger degree, when the non-grip hand is in a high danger position, a high level is set; when the non-grip hand exists in a low danger position, a middle level or a low lever is set. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254700

Integrated object detection and warning system

In one aspect, an object warning system for a machine is disclosed. The object warning system includes an object detection system and an operator interface having a visual display, and a controller in communication with the object detection system and the operator interface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254674

Hostless automobile reverse radar warning system

A hostless automobile reverse radar warning system installed to an automobile includes a reverse signal light power module for supplying an electric power required by the system, a plurality of distance sensing modules installed to an external periphery of the automobile for performing a distance detection to detect external environment conditions of the automobile, producing a distance detection result, and generating a warning signal based on the distance detection result, and a warning module for receiving the warning signal and producing a sound to alert a driver based on the warning signal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254597

Semiconductor integrated circuit and electronic information device

The semiconductor integrated circuit according to the present invention includes a mode switching circuit for switching an operation mode of a main core circuit among a plurality of internal circuits between a normal operation mode and a stand-by mode; and a stand-by canceling circuit for instructing the mode switching circuit to cancel a stand-by mode, and the mode switching circuit and the stand-by canceling circuit are configured to operate in asynchronism with the system clock with stand-by voltage in the stand-by mode. Thus, the semiconductor integrated circuit is capable of achieving operations with reduced power consumption with restrained leakage current by further reducing power source voltage during a stand-by mode, while maintaining advantages of shortening a time required to return from the stand-by mode, and of requiring no additional circuitry, such as non-volatile memory, for returning from the stand-by mode and thus requiring no extra cost.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254534

Non-contact arc detection apparatus and method

The present invention relates to a non-contact arc detection, recognition, and warning apparatus for the detection of arcing in an electrical system. The apparatus includes an electric field detector having first and second electric field sensors adapted to sense electric fields; a magnetic field detector having a multi-axis magnetic field sensor adapted to detect a magnetic field; and a digital signal processor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254423

Led bulb

An led bulb comprises a lamp housing, a lamp cap, a core tube disposed inside the lamp housing, a plurality of led plates mounted on the core tube, and a controller serving to manipulate an on-off operation of the led plates. Wherein, the controller is substantially disposed inside a room of the core tube, and the core tube has one end thereof connected to the lamp cap, so as to facilitate a free substitution of the controller and promote the using convenience. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254274

Gas turbine engines

The generator uses a permanent magnet electrical machine providing three phase, unregulated dc voltage, from three windings feeding a rectifier circuit. A capacitor across the dc voltage acts as a buffer between the dc supply and the load. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254199

Fast curable liquid resin procedure for the manufacture of micro/nano featured parts

A method of forming micro-based devices is provided that includes dispensing a liquid curable resin into a mold set with a reservoir section. Also, the method includes spinning the reservoir section and mold set so as to completely fill the patterning portion of the mold set with the liquid curable resin. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110254142

Stacked structure

A stacked structure for patterning a material layer to form an opening pattern with a predetermined opening width in the layer is provided. The stacked structure includes an underlayer, a silicon rich organic layer, and a photoresist layer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253884

Light barrier and method for the operation of a light barrier

A light barrier having a signal path (1) between a first transceiver arrangement (2), emitting a signal beam (4), and a mirror, returning the incident signal beam (4), allows reliable operation even when the length is great and under changing ambient conditions by virtue of the mirror being in the form of a second transceiver arrangement (3) and by virtue of both transceiver arrangements (2, 3) having a receiver (6), a controllable and encodable transmitter (8) and an evaluation and control device (7), connected to the receiver (6), for evaluating the intensity and an encoding of the received signal beam (4, 5), and for controlling the intensity and encoding of the emitted signal beam (4, 5), wherein the encoding is performed using a piece of information about the intensity of the received signal beam (4, 5).. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253668

Etch patterning of nanostructure transparent conductors

A patterned transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the transparent conductor can be patterned by screen-printing an acidic etchant formulation on the conductive layer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253591

Reticle pod having function of gas exchange

A reticle pod for storing reticles, into the gas channel of partition of which gas is filled through a gas inlet, wherein strong gas flow is formed around the pellicle film and the pellicle film expands outward in accordance with the bernoulli's principle; when no gas is filled in through the gas inlet, the pellicle film contracts inward. Therefore, by turning on and shutting off the gas inlet valve, the pellicle film will be set in a breathing motion for the gas inside the pellicle film to be exchanged.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253586

Medication container and dosing monitor

A patient-portable medication event monitor is disclosed which is capable of detecting the dispensing of doses of a particular medication from the monitor, comparing the dispensing detected with information concerning the desired dosing regimen for the certain medication and displaying graphically to the patient at least one feedback indication of the patient's degree of compliance or deviation with the desired regimen.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253505

Rotatable indexed article support for a conveyor

An article support assembly is disclosed for movement by a conveyor along a conveying path that has processing stations and turning stations therealong. The article support includes a carriage for riding along the conveyor and a holder depending from the carriage for supporting an article. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253504

Shackle alignment system and method

A conveyor is disclosed for moving and positioning objects along a conveyor path. The conveyor includes a conveyor rail extending along the conveyor path and at least one carriage having a rotatable article support mounted for movement along the conveyor rail. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253496

Continuously variable transmission apparatus

The present invention relates to a continuously variable transmission apparatus, which is characterized by comprising: an input shaft transferred with torque inputted from the outside; a plurality of driven gears which are arranged around the circumference of the input shaft as a certain phase difference and transferred with the power from the input shaft; a variable cam of which the turning radius can be varied by an external load; a variable input link which is coupled to and transferred with the torque of the input haft and allows the rotation thereof; a one-way clutch which is transferred undirectionally with the bidirectional torque to be transferred to the driven gears, respectively, and rotates the driven gears in one direction; a plurality of cam shafts which contact the one-way direction clutch internally or externally; and a plurality of output links, each of which one end revolves together with the variable cam around the center of rotation of the variable input link and the other ends of which are coupled to the cam shafts respectively and allow swiveling thereof.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110253050

Eggshell disinfectant system

This invention is a new disinfecting and immunizing system for fertilized and unfertilized avian eggs that, by manipulating the ambient air pressure, creates an environment that causes the pores of the eggshells to open, allowing disinfectants and inoculants to be delivered to the eggs in such a manner that the liquid material penetrates through the pores into the shell to a specified depth but does not go beyond the shell to the embryo. The system is designed such that it performs similar but separate processes for disinfection and immunization; each process includes changing the air pressure, spraying appropriate product, and returning the air pressure to initial condition.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252948

System for separating and mixing audio tracks within an original, multi-track recording

The teachings described herein are generally directed to a system, method, and apparatus for learning music through an educational audio track embodied on a computer readable medium. The system can comprise components including a processor, an input device, a database, a transformation module, an emulation recording module, an integration engine, an output module, and an output device, wherein each component is operable in itself to perform it's function in the system and operable with other system components to provide a system to a user for learning music.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252944

System for learning an isolated instrument audio track from an original, multi-track recording through variable gain control

The teachings described herein are generally directed to a system, method, and apparatus for learning music through an educational audio track embodied on a computer readable medium. The system can comprise components including a processor, an input device, a database, a transformation module, an emulation recording module, an integration engine, an output module, and an output device, wherein each component is operable in itself to perform it's function in the system and operable with other system components to provide a system to a user for learning music.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252943

Automatic drum tuner

Methods and systems for automatically tuning a drum are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods and systems include the following: (a) exciting a drum head to cause it to resonate; (b) sensing a vibration frequency at one or more points relative to each tension rod; (c) determining a global average vibration frequency of the vibration frequencies for the points relative to each tension rod; (d) comparing the vibration frequencies of each of the points relative to each tension rod to the global average vibration frequency to determine a correction value for each point relative to the global average vibration frequency; (e) automatically turning each tension rod based on the correction value for the relative points; (f) automatically repeating steps (a)-(e) until each of the vibration frequencies of each of the points relative to each tension rod is substantially similar; and (g) automatically turning each tension rod in a uniform direction substantially simultaneously.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252930

Hard turning micro-machine tool

A micro-scale apparatus for supporting a tool for hard turning comprises a base, a pivot coupled to the base, an actuator coupled to the base, and at least one member coupled to the actuator at one end and rotatably coupled to the pivot at another end. A tool mount is disposed on the at least one member. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252909

Variable diameter gear device with diameter changer for constant pitch gear tooth sequence

A variable diameter gear device for variable ratio transmission systems has a displaceable gear tooth sequence formed from interconnected gear teeth with uniform pitch lying on a virtual cylinder coaxial with an axle of the device. A torque linkage transfers a turning moment between the axle and the gear tooth sequence. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252792

Axial turbine wheel

A turbocharger including a turbine wheel having a hub-to-tip ratio of no more than 60% and blades with a high turning angle, a turbine housing forming an inwardly spiraling primary-scroll passageway that significantly converges to produce highly accelerated airflow into the turbine at high circumferential angles, and a two-sided parallel compressor. The compressor and turbine each produce substantially no axial force, allowing the use of minimal axial thrust bearings.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252791

Axial turbine with parallel flow compressor

A turbocharger including a turbine wheel having a hub-to-tip ratio of no more than 60% and blades with a high turning angle, a turbine housing forming an inwardly spiraling primary-scroll passageway that significantly converges to produce highly accelerated airflow into the turbine at high circumferential angles, and a two-sided parallel compressor. The compressor and turbine each produce substantially no axial force, allowing the use of minimal axial thrust bearings.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252790

Axial turbine

A turbocharger including a turbine wheel having a hub-to-tip ratio of no more than 60% and blades with a high turning angle, a turbine housing forming an inwardly spiraling primary-scroll passageway that significantly converges to produce highly accelerated airflow into the turbine at high circumferential angles, and a two-sided parallel compressor. The compressor and turbine each produce substantially no axial force, allowing the use of minimal axial thrust bearings.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252789

High diffusion turbine wheel with hub bulb

A turbocharger including a turbine wheel having a hub-to-tip ratio of no more than 60% and blades with a high turning angle, a turbine housing forming an inwardly spiraling primary-scroll passageway that significantly converges to produce highly accelerated airflow into the turbine at high circumferential angles, and a two-sided parallel compressor. The compressor and turbine each produce substantially no axial force, allowing the use of minimal axial thrust bearings.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252770

Regeneration method for ceramic honeycomb structures

A method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter includes elevating a temperature of a gas stream flowing into an inlet of the diesel particulate filter to greater than or equal to 450° of the inlet of the diesel particulate filter, wherein the gas stream at the inlet of the diesel particulate filter contains an amount of nox of equal to or greater than 300 ppm, and an amount of o2 of equal to or greater than 5% volume, thereby burning the soot within the diesel particulate filter. The method also includes elevating a temperature of the gas stream flowing into the inlet of the diesel particulate filter to less than or equal to 550° c. ... Corning Incorporated

10/20/11 / #20110252614

Capacitor comprising flex crack mitigation voids

A ceramic multilayer surface-mount capacitor with inherent crack mitigation void patterning to channel flex cracks into a safe zone, thereby negating any electrical failures.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110252464

Authenticating a mobile device based on geolocation and user credential

. . . . Mobile devices provide security based on geographic location. With such a technique, a mobile device may automatically check its current location against geographic information as to the location(s) in which it is permitted to operate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110252330

Using user context to select content

In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for content to be presented to a current user. The content has multiple elements that each have multiple possible element variations. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110252291

Receiving apparatus

A receiving apparatus that can prevent beforehand that a portable recording medium is erroneously ejected during examination, and can prevent body cavity image data from being lost and the portable recording medium from being damaged is provided. When an ejection operation of the portable recording medium is detected (step s103: yes) during a recording operation (step s101: yes), a warning unit is operated before the portable recording medium is ejected to give a warning to a user so as not to perform the ejection operation (step s105). ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110252205

Managing access commands by multiple level caching

Apparatus and associated method concerning managing access commands with a main storage space, a volatile buffer, and a nonvolatile buffer. The volatile buffer is configured to store a plurality of command nodes that are associated with data access commands received from a remote device and directed to the main storage space. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110252045

Large scale concept discovery for webpage augmentation using search engine indexers

Disclosed is a method and system for retrieving data; extracting information from the data; learning to disambiguate the extracted information such that a particular sense of each phrase within the extracted information is determined; generating a disambiguation classifier from the learning to disambiguate step, the disambiguation classifier configured to determine a sense of a phrase within a document; learning to select a portion of the information as being relevant to a theme of the data; generating a selection classifier from the learning to select step, the selection classifier configured to select a topic in a document that is relevant to a theme of the document; and using the disambiguation classifier and the selection classifier by an indexing computer to determine a set of topics from a web document retrieved by the indexing computer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110252012

Shopping search engines

A web search system uses humans to rank the relevance of results returned for various sample search queries. The search results may be divided into groups allowing training and validation with the ranked results. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251988

Adaptive implicit learning for recommender system

The present invention relates to an apparatus, method, and computer program product for controlling a recommender system, wherein user actions on content items are associated to explicit ratings on these content items and translated into a ui features profile, which is subsequently used by a recommender. This recommender rates new items based on user actions on this item and thus creates an implicitly learned rating history. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251981

Enhanced learning and recognition operations for radial basis functions

Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to pattern identification and pattern recognition. In some particular implementations, the invention provides a flexible pattern recognition platform including pattern recognition engines that can be dynamically adjusted to implement specific pattern recognition configurations for individual pattern recognition applications. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251896

Systems and methods for matching an advertisement to a video

Systems and methods for automatically matching in real-time an advertisement with a video desired to be viewed by a user are provided. A database is created that stores one or more attributes (e.g., visual metadata relating to objects, faces, scene classifications, pornography detection, scene segmentation, production quality, fingerprinting) associated with a plurality of videos. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251793

Estimation of wind magnitude and direction

The present invention relates to a method of providing a nearly continuously updated, on-line estimate of wind magnitude and direction when in turning flight and more particularly, relates to a method that requires only a gps receiver and y- and z-body axis mounted gyros.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251758

Steering assist device

A steering assist device capable of appropriately reducing a steering load on a driver is provided. A steering assist device for assisting a steering operation of a driver who drives a vehicle, comprises: an auxiliary torque generation section for causing a steering device of the vehicle to generate an auxiliary torque that assists a steering force of the driver; a first torque control section for controlling the auxiliary torque so as to cause the vehicle to perform turning in accordance with a curvature of a travel lane in which the vehicle travels; a second torque control section for controlling the auxiliary torque so as to bring the position of the vehicle close to a center line of the travel lane; a lane change determination section for determining whether or not the vehicle is performing lane change; and a control suppression section for suppressing the control of the auxiliary torque by the second torque control section when it is determined that the vehicle is performing lane change.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251741

Method of alert calculation for an aircraft ground proximity warning system

The invention relates to a method of alert calculation for an aircraft obstruction proximity warning system including a step for detecting a hazardous flight situation capable of triggering an alert as a function of a data signal representing the change in height below the aircraft, including, prior to the step of detection, a step for converting the data signal representing the change in height as a function of information representative of the vertical profile of the obstructions below the aircraft.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251724

Server and method for detecting work statuses of air compressors

A server and method detects work statuses of air compressors in a pipeline system. The server reads pipeline system data and air compressor data measured from the pipeline system and determines if work status of an air compressor needs to be changed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251598

Instrument of patterning cusp for cardiac valve reconstruction and component thereof

The template 3 is formed with a scribing portion 31 including a substantially semi-circular valve cusp base forming portion 33 having a diameter as a sum of a nominal diameter (d1 to d8) defined for the diameter of a circular cylinder constituting the arcuate surface of a sizer block (g1 to g8) whose arcuate surface 24 conforms at both ends thereof to both of the commissure portions and an allowance for stitching margin (w), and a coaptation zone forming portion 34 in contiguous with the valve cusp base forming portion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110251250

Use of dimiracetam in the treatment of chronic pain

The use of dimiracetam in the treatment of chronic pain is disclosed. At doses higher than those previously disclosed in relation with its cognition enhancing activity (i.e. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250979

Golf swing training aid

Methods and apparatus for a golf swing aid include a knee connector for connecting to a person's knee, a golf club connector for connecting to a golf club's grip that is gripped by the person, and a resilient connector for connecting the knee connector and the golf club connector. In an illustrative example, the resilient connector may be distendable to stretch under tension from an unstretched length to a stretched length to provide a force that opposes separation of the golf club connector and the knee connector beyond a predetermined distance based on the unstretched length of the resilient connector. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250862

Handling of segmentation of etws messages

The transmission of a warning message to a mobile terminal in a mobile communication network is triggered by an emergency event. The mobile terminal is first made aware of the need to receive a warning message by reception of an emergency event notification. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250840

Automatic power-off of bluetooth device from linked device

Methods and systems for powering-off a bluetooth device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a bluetooth signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250824

Polishing method and polishing apparatus

A polishing method that carries out a multi-step polishing process with improved polishing conditions (polishing recipe) while omitting measurement of the surface conditions of a substrate, as carried out between polishing steps thereby increasing the throughput. The polishing method for polishing workpieces by repeating the sequential operations of taking a workpiece out of a cassette in which a plurality of workpieces are stored, carrying out multi-step polishing of a surface of the workpiece and returning the workpiece to the cassette, includes carrying out one of the following two polishing processes for the workpiece taken out of the cassette: a first polishing process comprising carrying out the multi-step polishing under preset conditions and measurement of the surface of the workpiece before and after each polishing step; and a second polishing process comprising carrying out a predetermined step of the multi-step polishing under polishing conditions which have been modified based on the results of the measurement.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250771

Lever connector

A lever connector includes a first connector portion including a first terminal housing with a plurality of first connecting terminals, a second connector portion including a second terminal housing with a plurality of second connecting terminals, a plurality of isolating plates, a connecting member to fix the first and second connecting terminals at the contacts therebetween, and a lever structure including a turn lever provided to hold both sides of either one of the first or second terminal housing. The lever structure includes a connecting member manipulating mechanism for turning the turn lever to manipulate the connecting member to apply a pressing force to each of the contacts or release the applying of that pressing force. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250770

Lever connector

A lever connector includes a first connector portion including a first terminal housing with a plurality of first connecting terminals, a second connector portion including a second terminal housing with a plurality of second connecting terminals, a plurality of isolating plates, a connecting member to fix the first and second connecting terminals at the contacts therebetween, and a lever structure including a turn lever provided to hold both sides of either one of the first or second terminal housing. The lever structure includes a housing attaching/detaching mechanism for turning the turn lever to pull and mate the first and second terminal housings together, or pull the first and second terminal housings apart to release the mating, and a connecting member manipulating mechanism for turning the turn lever to manipulate the connecting member to apply a pressing force to each of the contacts or release the applying of that pressing force.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250745

Methods of forming patterns, and methods of forming integrated circuits

Some embodiments include methods of forming patterns in substrates by utilizing block copolymer assemblies as patterning materials. A block copolymer assembly may be formed over a substrate, with the assembly having first and second subunits arranged in a pattern of two or more domains. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250725

Method of fabricating gate electrode using a treated hard mask

A method for fabricating an integrated device is disclosed. A polysilicon gate electrode layer is provided on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250679

Methods and compositions for high-resolution micropatterning for cell culture

Composite structures and methods for generating micropatterned materials suitable for use in cell culture applications are disclosed. The improvement of these compositions and methods over the prior art is based on the unexpected discovery that minor chemical modifications can be introduced to greatly enhance the adherence and/or stability of a cell-adhesive material. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250613

Arrayed multiple ubiquitin binding domains as linkage-specific polyubiquitin affinity reagents

Linkage-specific polyubiquitin recognition is thought to make possible the diverse set of functional outcomes associated with ubiquitination. Thus far, mechanistic insight into this selectivity has been largely limited to single domains that preferentially bind to lysine 48-linked polyubiquitin (k48-polyub) in isolation. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250580

Learning system for digitalisation of an educational institution

A system that catalyses world-class quality in education in any institutionalized setting, howsoever small and formal or informal by integrating all processes, transactions, resources and controls (such as security of children, emergency response) for an educational organization, gated educational communities such as schools, dispersed private learning communities of kinships/professional organizations/neighborhood/any other source of association, or virtual self-learning communities. The system includes tools and devices which enhance the process, content and context of learning. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250579

Driven wheel energy and entertainment device

Disclosed is a system based on an animal habitat for the purpose of teaching and entertaining children while familiarizing them with the field of energy generation, storage, transmission, energy consumption and a complete energy cycle. The present invention combines a small animal, enclosure, exercise wheel and plants, with a generator and light source to build a complete energy cycle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250574

Picture grid tool and system for teaching math

A computer-implemented method for teaching math is disclosed. The method comprises generating a problem for a user to solve; generating a graphical representation of a number associated with the problem; wherein the graphical representation is selected to facilitate subitizing of the number; and overlaying visual guidance on the graphical representation to guide a user as a means to drawing attention to a learning strategy for solving the problem; receiving and checking a user's input as a solution to the problem; and indicating to the user a correctness of the solution.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250573

Packing workspace tool and method for math learning

A computer-implemented method for teaching math is disclosed. The method comprises generating a number; generating movable items corresponding to the number defining a number of place values for representing the number; graphically marking place value areas corresponding to the place values; allowing a user to move the movable items into the place value areas to represent the number in terms of its place values.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250550

Method and device for biomass combustion without carbon dioxide emission

The invention relates to a device and a method for biomass combustion and simultaneous co2 capture for capturing the co2 generated in said combustion to generate a substantially pure co2 stream (9) which can be subsequently stored. The device comprises a combustor-carbonator reactor (a) which is fed with biomass and air; at least one solids recycling cyclone (b, c) which separates solids (5) returning to the combustor-carbonator and from which there exits a solids and gases stream (4). ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250539

Fluorinated monomer, polymer, resist composition, and patterning process

A fluorinated monomer has formula (1) wherein r1 is h, f, methyl or trifluoromethyl, r2 and r3 are h or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, r4 to r6 each are a monovalent fluorinated hydrocarbon group, a is a divalent hydrocarbon group, and k1 is 0, 1 or 2. A polymer derived from the fluorinated monomer may be endowed with appropriate water repellency, water slip, acid lability and hydrolysis and is useful as an additive polymer in formulating a resist composition.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250532

Method of lifting off and fabricating array substrate for liquid crystal display device using the same

A method of lifting off includes forming a first material layer on a substrate; forming a photoresist pattern including first and second holes and on the first material layer; patterning the first material layer using the photoresist pattern as a patterning mask to form a material pattern having first and second grooves within the material pattern, the first and second grooves corresponding to the first and second holes, respectively; forming a second material layer on an entire surface of the substrate including the photoresist pattern and the first and second grooves; and removing the photoresist pattern and the second material layer on the photoresist pattern at the same time, wherein a portion of the material pattern between the first and second grooves and portions of the material pattern at sides of the first and second grooves constitute a line as a whole.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250503

Battery electrolyte solutions containing aromatic phosphorus compounds

A battery electrolyte solution contains from 0.01 to 80% by weight of an aromatic phosphorus compound. The aromatic phosphorus compound provides increased thermal stability for the electrolyte, helping to reduce thermal degradation, thermal runaway reactions and the possibility of burning. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250412

Foiled articles and methods of making same

A foiled article and methods of making the foiled article. The foiled article includes a substrate with one or more foiled areas on one or both surfaces of the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250287

One step removal of selected molecules from body fluid and tissue

A method for reducing the number of selected antibodies in a subject's blood, the method comprising removing blood from the subject, passing the blood along an enclosed pathway, wherein the pathway comprises one or more semi-permeable hollow fibers with one or more membranes having surfaces positioned substantially perpendicular to the length of the one or more hollow fiber and antigens specific for the antibodies immobilized on the one or more membranes, returning the treated blood to the internal circulation of the subject, wherein the returned treated blood has a reduced number of selected antibodies compared to before treatment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250100

Recyling and reburning carbon dioxide in an energy efficient way

A system for converting carbon dioxide into a fuel to be re-burned in an industrial process. The preferred feed stocks are taken from large volume carbon dioxide producers, and municipal waste. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250034

Apparatus for fastening single and multiple sheets and method for using same

A method and apparatus comprising providing a temporary or permanent connection of one or multiple sheets of material and providing an attachment point to hold these materials. A mating two part base and cap connected by a central tube connector that securely sandwiches sheet material between the two. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110250022

Roof bolt anchor with camming element

A bolt anchor is comprised of a camming element and sleeve. The camming element is generally cylindrical, but with a larger midsection and reduced diameters at each end. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110249972

Frame transmission method

An apparatus for decreasing the hardware load from l2 switch mac address learning for ethernet-over-sonet technology that uses vlan, simplifying frame transmission between ethernet and sonet, and improving the reliability of each device is disclosed. An ethernet frame and sonet frame convertible interface part establishes a register that holds an ethernet frame specific vlanid and sonet frame specific sts path id in opposition, and a multiplexing part that multiplexes an ethernet frame having a specific vlanid corresponding to a specific sts path id that is held by a register among an input plurality of ethernet frame vlan id's.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110249722

Method and device for selecting transform matrices for down-sampling dct image using learning with forgetting algorithm

Down-sampling of an image may be performed in the dct domain. A multiple layered network is used to select transform matrices for down-sampling a dct image of size m×n to a dct image of size i×j. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110249684

Data transmission device

A data transmission device includes a unit that changes the number and combination of optical communication paths forming a virtual communication path. The data transmission device has functions of forming a virtual communication path by connecting only the number of optical communication paths satisfying a required bandwidth and of turning off operation circuits forming unconnected optical communication paths.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110249465

Directional safety mirror "flasher"

The mirror assembly includes thirty eight red colored light emitting diode (led) bulbs lined in a double chevron “>>” shape; in which the double chevron alternates between one chevron to the other chevron indicating the direction that said vehicle is intending to turn. The directional safety mirror assembly of light emitting diodes (led) bulbs projects through the mirrored glass wherein an illumination is in electrical communication on said vehicle it is installed upon with the turning signals and emergency circuitry of an associated commercial vehicle or bus. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110249340

Process for producing substrate provided with metal pattern and substrate provided with metal laminate

The present invention relates to a process for producing a substrate provided with a metal pattern by forming a pattern of a metal layer on a substrate using a laser light, the process including: a step of preparing a substrate in which the metal layer is formed on a surface thereof; a step of forming on the metal layer an assist layer which comprises a metal material different from that of the metal layer and which has a light absorptivity for the laser light different from that of the metal layer, thereby forming a metal laminate on the substrate; and a step of patterning the metal layer by irradiating the metal laminate with the laser light to remove a laser light-irradiated portion of the metal laminate, thereby forming a metal pattern on the substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110249001

Matrix generation apparatus, method, and program, and information processing apparatus

When nn pairs of sample data are inputted, pre-processing and area division processing are performed by a pre-processing means and area division means respectively. Thereafter, when number of classes np is inputted to projection matrix generation means based on the nn pairs of sample data, clustering in which nn pairs of sample data are classified into np classes. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248983

Method and apparatus for operating projection mode in projection device

A projection device capable of automatically controlling on/off of a projection module for projecting display data onto an exterior surface according to an open/closed state of a cover of the projection module, and an operation method thereof are provided. The method for operating a projection module in a projection device includes turning-on the projection module when a first detection signal is detected, wherein the first detection signal is generated when a cover of the projection module is open, and after the projection module is turned on, turning-off the projection module when a second detection signal is detected, wherein the second detection signal is generated when a cover of the projection module is closed.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248967

Electronic reader with two displays and method of turning pages therefof

An electronic reader includes a first display, a second display, a hinge, a comparing unit, a first sensor, a second sensor, and a swipe page unit unit. The hinge is rotatably connected to the first display and the second display. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248923

Adaptive keyboard light turner

An input device includes a display device configured to selectively modulate light to produce a changeable display image. The input device also includes a keyboard assembly disposed over the display device and including one or more depressible keys. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248922

Adaptive keyboard light pillar

An input device includes a display device configured to selectively modulate light to produce a changeable display image. The input device also includes a keyboard assembly disposed over the display device and including one or more depressible keys. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248856

Gas flow and pressure error alarm

A gas flow warning alarm device to produce an alarm indication when the gas flow rate in a pressurized gas system violates at least one predetermined limit. The alarm device includes a gas flow sensing and error signaling subassembly to generate an error signal upon sensing a violative gas flow rate, and an indicator subassembly activatable by an error signal to produce an alarm indication. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248845

Architecture for controlling signal lights of vehicles

An architecture for controlling signal lights of vehicles comprises a control assembly, a movable shaft, and a warning signal switch. The warning signal switch is arranged corresponding to the third connecting means and the movable shaft, the warning signal switch being electrically connected to the first signal indicator and the second signal indicator. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248843

Traffic information warning systems and methods

A driver alert apparatus and related systems. The driver alert apparatus includes a controller and a wireless receiver connected to the controller and configured to receive data from a transmitter, the driver alert apparatus includes an at least partially transparent packaging containing the controller and receiver. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248842

Method for displaying a warning message in a vehicle

A method for displaying a warning message in a first vehicle, includes transmitting from a second vehicle a warning and position data relating to a position of the second vehicle to the first vehicle, wherein if, after reception of the warning and of the position data by the first vehicle, it is concluded on the basis of the received position data that the second vehicle can be seen by a driver of the first vehicle in a region of a head-up display of the first vehicle, the warning message is displayed in such a way that the second vehicle is characterized visually for the driver of the first vehicle in the head-up display of the first vehicle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248824

Keyboard video device

This invention relates to a device for displaying information concerning a part such as a chair or keyboard tray having articulating components as well as a method of displaying information on the use of the components of a chair or keyboard tray. In particular this invention relates to a device for displaying video information concerning a part such as a chair or keyboard tray having articulating components as well as a method of displaying video information on the use of the components of a chair or keyboard tray.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248818

Visitor management systems and methods

Various apparatus, methods, techniques and systems are disclosed for admitting, tracking, monitoring and processing data about visitors and vehicles that visit an access-controlled environment. A network having one or more greeting stations and a number of linked answering stations collects and manages data concerning visitors and/or vehicles in the access-controlled environment, and can manage or assist individuals in managing granting access to the access-controlled environment, monitoring visitors and vehicles present in the access-controlled environment, limiting movement and access to certain areas in the access-controlled environment and generating records and other data about each visit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248781

Duplicate feedback network in class d amplifiers

A circuit and a method are provided for suppressing the pop and click noise during the power on and power off of class d amplifiers. The technique also suppresses pops and clicks when the class d amplifier enters or exits standby mode. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248692

Turbo circuit for providing voltage regulation and related method

According to one embodiment, a turbo circuit for increasing an output of a voltage regulator having a several power stages includes an activation sub-circuit coupled to a feedback signal of the voltage regulator, the activation sub-circuit being configured to generate a multi-stage on signal for turning on the power stages substantially concurrently. The turbo circuit further comprises a deactivation sub-circuit coupled to the feedback signal, the deactivation sub-circuit being configured to cancel the multi-stage on signal when the feedback signal reaches an extremum value. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248666

Turbine-powered electric vehicle

A turbine powered vehicle is provided. The turbine is mounted on the vehicle so that when the battery-started vehicle moves forward, air impinges on selected vanes within the turbine, causing the turbine to turn. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248548

Method of setting an automatic level control of the plow in plowing operations of coal mining

A method of setting an automatic level control of a plow in longwall mining operations. By means of a boom control mechanism, a control angle for setting motion of the plow, which is guided on a face conveyor, in an exploitation direction as a climbing, plunging or neutral motion is set. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248492

Security device with at least one durable tactile marking

A security device having at least one durable tactile marking (16) in the form of one or more relief structures is provided. The one or more relief structures are selected from the group of elastically deformable relief structures, relatively compression-resistant relief structures, and combinations thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248462

Steering systems, steering and speed coordination systems, and associated vehicles

In a broad respect, vehicles that are capable of making a low- to zero-radius turn using the independent rotation of drive wheels and by turning the non-driving steerable structure or structures (such as wheels) with a steering input device (in some embodiments, the driving wheels also may be capable of being turned). This may be accomplished using a steering system, a speed control system and an integration device (together, a control system) that are configured to work together to provide correct steering in forward and reverse, and, in some embodiments, to reduce the speed of the outboard drive wheel of the vehicle when it enters an extreme turn under constant speed input. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248452

Axially-oriented cellular seal structure for turbine shrouds and related method

A seal system between a row of buckets supported on a machine rotor and a surrounding stationary casing or stator includes a tip shroud secured at radially outer tips of each of the buckets, the tip shroud formed with a radially-projecting rail. A cellular seal structure is supported in the stationary stator in radial opposition to the tip shroud and the rail. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248435

Magnetic clamping device for holding a workpiece in a precisely fixtured position

The present invention concerns a clamping device (8) for magnetically holding a workpiece (7) in a precisely fixtured position, which comprises a base (10) having a first side (11) and a second side (12) at the larger opposed surfaces, a workpiece support plate (13) having a first side (14) and a second side (15) at the larger opposed surfaces, a first magnetic circuit (17) contained in said base (10) for creating a magnetic field, the first side (14) of said workpiece support plate (13) being attracted by the second side (12) of said base (10) by means of said magnetic field when said first magnetic circuit (17) is in an activated state, centering and locating means (20) for centering said workpiece support plate (13) in an angular position relative to said base (10). The clamping device (8) is characterized in that said at least one first magnetic circuit (17) comprises at least one pole piece (18) which is adapted to generate at least one magnetic flux for turning both said second side (12) and said first side (11) of said base (10) into a magnetically activated state, so that said first side (11) of said base (10) can be magnetically secured to a support (16) and that said second side (12) of said base (10) can be magnetically secured to said first side (14) of said workpiece support plate (13) thereby providing a one-piece configuration of said support (16) of said base (10) with said workpiece support plate (13).. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248405

Selective patterning for low cost through vias

A block layer deposited on a substrate before deposition of metal lines and etching of a through via enables low cost fabrication of through vias in a substrate using isotropic etching processes. For example, wet etching of a glass substrate may be used to fabricate through glass vias without undercut from the wet etching shorting metal lines on the glass substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248385

Method for selectively forming symmetrical or asymmetrical features using a symmetrical photomask during fabrication of a semiconductor device and electronic systems including the semiconductor device

A method for patterning a material during fabrication of a semiconductor device provides for the selective formation of either asymmetrical features or symmetrical features using a symmetrical photomask, depending on which process flow is chosen. The resulting features which are fabricated use spacers formed around a patterned material. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248382

Double patterning method for creating a regular array of pillars with dual shallow trench isolation

A method is disclosed for forming vertical bipolar junction transistors including a regular array of base contact pillars and emitter contact pillars with a width below the minimum lithographical resolution f of the lithographic technique employed. In an embodiment, the pillar array features have a dimension of approximately f/2, though this dimension could be reduced down to other values compatible with embodiments of the invention. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248143

Breakaway device for posts

A device that facilitates the support of a post or shaft in such a way that the post is connected rigidly to a foundation or otherwise connected to a fixed position. If a condition arises that causes the post to become stressed physically the device will allow separation of the post from a mounting on the foundation or fixed position before the said post is physically damaged. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248068

Soldering apparatus

In a reflow soldering apparatus, when changing the operation mode from a production mode to a temperature profile mode, a warning-issue-time is set to a point of time (for example, several seconds) before the circuit board reaches an exit of the main body of the soldering apparatus to issue an alarm at this set time. A control unit thereof calculates a period of time when the alarm issues based on the set warning-issue-time before circuit-board-discharge and the like. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110248061

Shooting mode switch control mechanism for nail gun

A shooting mode switch control mechanism used in a nail gun is disclosed to include a trigger, a lever function stop member pivotally mounted in the trigger, a spring member stopped against the stop member and a switch pivotally mounted in the trigger. The spring member and the switch are arranged at two sides relative to the pivoted area of the stop member so that when the switch is in the single-shooting position and the trigger is released, the second end portion of the stop member is forced by the spring member into the moving path of the safety bar and pushable by the safety bar for enabling the stop member to activate the air-valve switch once each time the trigger is pressed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247896

"tsl" tool storage ladder

The tool storage ladder is an “a frame type ladder designed without a warning rung and in place of the common ladder warning rung is a tool storage compartment. The tool storage ladder is designed to stop the use of the warning rung on an “a” frame type ladder and completely stop ladder warning rung accidents on an “a frame type ladder. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247716

Weaving maching with modularized drive

A weaving machine 1 comprises a lay beam 29 which by means of drive elements is movable between a rear position 29a, in which the introduction of the weft thread into a warp arrangement can be realized, and a front position 29b, in which a beat-up against a beating-up edge 32 of the respective introduced weft thread can be effected. The drive elements comprise two or more crankshaft parts rotatable along the width direction of the weaving machine and according to a common rotational center line 77. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247705

System for monitoring propane or other consumable liquid in remotely located storage tanks

An improved apparatus and method for monitoring the levels of propane or other consumable liquid in remotely located storage tanks and coordinating delivery of liquid to those tanks, including an improved method of using the remote monitoring data to identify out-of-ordinary conditions at remote tanks, optimally schedule purchases or deliveries, improve safety, and more efficiently operate a propane dealership. More accurate and timely information concerning the status of customer tanks serves to improve operational efficiencies and increase safety. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247503

Blower intensified gas flame kettle

A blower intensified gas flame kettle is disclosed. The kettle and gas burner jets of a gas burner are at least partially inserted into a first housing. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247472

Bandwheel and blade brake system

The present invention relates to a belt brake for a band saw such as a band saw on a sawmill utilized for sawing lumber. The belt brake provides added safety by stopping the blade of the band saw when the operator deactivates the band saw, for example, by turning the band saw off or operating the band saw clutch. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247465

Coated cutting insert for rough turning

A cutting tool insert of a cemented carbide substrate and a coating. The cemented carbide substrate includes wc, 8-11 wt-% co, 6.5-11 wt-% cubic carbides of metals from the groups ivb, vb and vib with a binder phase that is highly alloyed with tungsten. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247435

Dissolution-testing vessel cover

In one embodiment, a contiguous, elastic cover, for a dissolution-testing vessel, has a slit from a central opening to its outer edge. The cover may be placed around a stirring shaft by deforming the elastic cover to temporarily enlarge the slit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247432

Aircraft conduit monitoring system and method

The invention relates to an aircraft conduit monitoring system comprising a conduit that conducts gas from a source to a point of application. A flow sensing device and a pressure sensing device are provided within the conduit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/13/11 / #20110247169

Mop bucket

A mop bucket has a bucket body, a pintle, two holding units and a basket. The bucket body has a ledge and a mounting sleeve. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110247070

Anti-phishing protection

. . Anti-phishing protection assists in protecting against phishing attacks. Any links that are contained within a message that has been identified as a phishing message are disabled. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110247068

Method and apparatus for enhanced security in a data communications network

A method and apparatus for enhancing the security of a data communications network. When a packet or other data unit enters the network, an associated geolocation is ascertain and a value representing that geolocation, that is, geolocation information, is inserted into the packet. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110247031

Methods and systems for application rendering and management on internet television enabled displays

Computer implemented methods for managing communication between a display device and a remote server or services is provided. A remote server provides access to widget applications that are to be used on the display device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246906

Using visitor context and web page features to select web pages for display

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a current-visitor context of a current visitor to a web page in a current web-browsing session. The current-visitor context includes one or more data associated with or concerning the current visitor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246812

Window suppression

A method of suppressing unwanted windows created by an operating system is described. The method comprises: monitoring calls from the operating system relating to creation of a window and ascertaining if a monitored call relates to creation of a window of a type corresponding to a window type to be blocked. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246646

Locating network resources for an entity based on its digital certificate

A method and apparatus are provided for locating network resources over a communication network. The method includes receiving a digital certificate identifying a first entity and extracting information from at least one predetermined field of the digital certificate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246634

Internet improvement platform with learning module

Redirecting dns traffic includes receiving, at an internet improvement platform, a dns query issued from an internet application running on a computing device. The internet navigation platform determines an appropriate response to the dns query. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246545

Transmission device, transmission method and program

A transmission device includes: a file processing means for performing processing with respect to a file to be transmitted to a receiving device; and a transmission means for transmitting the file to the receiving device, wherein the file has a data structure storing an original image, one or plural images for transmission different from the original image and attribute information concerning attributes of these images, and the file processing means generates a file having a data structure storing the image for transmission and the attribute information obtained by adding common attributes added to the original image to unique attributes added to the image for transmission.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246448

Database distribution system and methods for scale-out applications

Systems and method are disclosed for query optimization in a scale-out system with a single query processing machine and a distributed storage engine to store data by receiving a query rewritten for an internal schema; optimizing a query execution plan for the query; and executing the plan and returning result to an application.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246439

Augmented query search

A query is annotated with a small sketch (e.g. A bloom filter) that approximates a set of interest that is related to the query. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246403

Method and system for automated supervised data analysis

The invention relates to a method for automatically analyzing data and constructing data classification models based on the data. In an embodiment of the method, the method includes selecting a best combination of methods from a plurality of classification, predictor selection, and data preparatory methods; and determining a best model that corresponds to one or more best parameters of the classification, predictor selection, and data preparatory methods for the data to be analyzed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246401

Graphical information navigator

Embodiments are disclosed for facilitating graphical navigation of data. In a specific embodiment, the system includes a graphical user interface that is adapted to graphically depict data via one or more displayed icons. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246332

Down sell method for e-commerce

A method and apparatus for implementing a down sell process. The method includes offering for sale a product or service and further offering a recommended accompanying products or services. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246325

System and method for generating exponential expansion of commerce

A system and method for turning a buyer into a prospective seller in an electronic marketplace. After the buyer enters into a binding agreement to purchase an item, the buyer is provided with an option of re-listing the purchased item for resale. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110246067

System and method for dynamic routing

A dynamic routing system includes a data collection module, a static routing module, an orientation module, a learning module, and a route determination module. The data collection module receives real time trip data corresponding to a moving asset from a remote location, and the static routing module determines candidate routes from a source to a destination for the moving asset. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110245967

Secure method for delivering regulated items including drugs to a patient

The present invention is generally directed to a method of dispensing regulated items, particularly drugs, directly to the patient via a dispensing system, without pharmacist intervention, that reduces human error associated with dispensing regulated items wherein a manufacturer or distributor of a regulated item establishes a dispensing system in communication with a data base wherein a prescriber is registered and enters patient data such as which regulated item is prescribed for the patient, characteristics such as sex, age, height, weight, etc., any other drugs the patient is currently taking or has a prescription for, any allergies to any particular drugs, substances, components, etc., reliable data for verifying the identity of the patient, and subsequently dispensing a regulated item directly to the patient from said dispensing system without pharmacist intervention, including communicating any necessary educational or instructional information to the patient concerning the regulated item and verifying the steps to the data base.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110245949

Method and apparatus of patterning semiconductor device

Provided is an apparatus for fabricating a semiconductor device. The apparatus includes a first photomask and a second photomask. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110245811

Handy scratcher

The handy scratcher is essentially tubular in shape. The proximal end of the handy scratcher, where it is held, consists of a rubberized grip to facilitate a secure hold while the unit is in use. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110245675

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and medical diagnostic imaging apparatus

According to one embodiment, there is provided an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a data acquisition unit configured to scan a three-dimensional region in a subject having a contrast agent injected therein over a predetermined period by using ultrasonic waves and to thereby acquire ultrasonic data concerning the three-dimensional region over the predetermined period, a volume data generation unit configured to generate first volume data in each time phase in an analysis period by using the ultrasonic data concerning the three-dimensional region over the analysis period in the predetermined period and to generate second volume data indicative of contrast agent temporal information about the analysis period and third volume data indicative of a contrast agent characteristic amount at each position in the three-dimensional region in the analysis period, and an image generation unit configured to generate a projected image by using the second volume data and the third volume data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110245622

System and method for determining sensor placement

Systems, methods, and devices for determining whether a medical sensor has been properly applied to a patient are provided. In one embodiment, a patient monitor having such capabilities may include a medical sensor interface and data processing circuitry. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110244862

Mobility control systems and mobility control methods

Base stations notify the mobile terminal of area information that represents communication areas; a mobile terminal decides a handover destination base station based on position information of the mobile terminal and the area information concerning which the base stations notify the mobile terminal and transmits a handover request to the base station; the base stations request a base station with which the mobile terminal is communicating for communication information of the mobile terminal if the base stations receive the handover request that the mobile terminal transmits; the base stations notify a base station of the communication information of the mobile terminal if the base stations are requested for the communication information of the mobile terminal; and the base stations perform a handover process for the mobile terminal based on the communication information if the base stations acquire the communication information concerning which the base station notifies the base stations of the communication information of the mobile terminal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110244853

System and method for performance enhancement in heterogeneous wireless access networks

A system and method for dynamically optimizing the transmission power levels for downlink voice and data signal transmitted from a base station to user equipment is disclosed. The user equipment measures the strength and quality of the downlink signal, and transmits this downlink signal information to a control unit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/06/11 / #20110244795

Communication device, communication method, information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system

A communication system and method is provided for use when a device conducts a near field communication (nfc) with a store apparatus. A method includes receiving usage information conc