Real Time Touch



new TOP 200 Companies filing patents this week

new Companies with the Most Patent Filings (2010+)




Real Time Touch

Corning Incorporated patents (2012 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Corning Incorporated. Corning Incorporated is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Corning Incorporated may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Corning Incorporated, we're just tracking patents.

ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 | Company Directory "C" | Corning Incorporated-related inventors


12/27/12 / #20120331446

Using range validation in assembly language programming

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for using range validation during assembly of an assembly language program. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for using range validation during assembly of an assembly language program has been provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120331425

Manufacturability enhancements for gate patterning process using polysilicon sub layer

A method for designing a mask set including at least one mask includes the implementation of at least one design rule from a set of design rules. The design rules include rules relating to allowable spacing between adjacent features, overlap of features defined by different masks in the mask set, and other characteristics of the mask set.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120331280

Electronic device and method for burning firmware to embedded device

In a method of burning a firmware to an embedded device, a booting file is firstly created and saved in the firmware. The booting file includes a boot loader, a first kernel, a second kernel, a first initrd, a second initrd of a firmware, a rootfs, and an application program. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120331128

Method and a system for analysing impact of changes to content of a website

A method and a system for managing a website are disclosed, the website being arranged on a server. According to the method, a website administrator initially performs changes to content of the website. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120331083

Receive queue models to reduce i/o cache footprint

A method according to one embodiment includes the operations of configuring a primary receive queue to designate a first plurality of buffers; configuring a secondary receive queue to designate a second plurality of buffers, wherein said primary receive queue is sized to accommodate a first network traffic data rate and said secondary receive queue is sized to provide additional accommodation for burst network traffic data rates; selecting a buffer from said primary receive queue, if said primary receive queue has buffers available, otherwise selecting a buffer from said secondary receive queue; transferring data from a network controller to said selected buffer; indicating that said transferring to said selected buffer is complete; reading said data from said selected buffer; and returning said selected buffer, after said reading is complete, to said primary receive queue if said primary receive queue has space available for the selected buffer, otherwise returning said selected buffer to said secondary receive queue.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120331077

Information processing apparatus, method of controlling information processnig apparatus, program for control method, and recording medium for program

In a case where session management information is created from request information concerning a web-based e-mail transmitted as http data, if the request information coincides with a previously defined session start event for each web-based e-mail service, a relay server adds a new entry to the session management information. On the other hand, if the request information coincides with a previously defined data operation event for each web-based e-mail service, the relay server updates entry data of the session management information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330971

Itemized receipt extraction using machine learning

A method, including retrieving a transaction receipt, wherein the transaction receipt includes unstructured data. Features indicating details of the transaction are extracted from the unstructured data, and using a receipt language model, weights are applied to the features. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330885

Sequence learning in a hierarchical temporal memory based system

A hierarchy of computing modules is configured to learn a cause of input data sensed over space and time, and is further configured to determine a cause of novel sensed input data dependent on the learned cause. At least one of the computing modules has a sequence learner module configured to associate sequences of input data received by the computing module to a set of causes previously learned in the hierarchy.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330872

Canonical spiking neuron network for spatiotemporal associative memory

Embodiments of the invention relate to canonical spiking neurons for spatiotemporal associative memory. An aspect of the invention provides a spatiotemporal associative memory including a plurality of electronic neurons having a layered neural net relationship with directional synaptic connectivity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330870

Method and apparatus for a local competitive learning rule that leads to sparse connectivity

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support a local competitive learning rule applied in a computational network that leads to sparse connectivity among processing units of the network. The present disclosure provides a modification to the oja learning rule, modifying the constraint on the sum of squared weights in the oja rule. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330839

Transaction processing

A transaction processing system for the real time authorization of payment transactions, the system comprises a verification system (4) connected to an issuer card management system (3). A cardholder can access the system via an interface (2) which can be for example the internet, a wireless device, telephone, or a branch visit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330812

Event-driven financial trading method and system

A method and system for creating event-driven financial transactions, which may include a data parser configured to receive large amounts of data from one or more sources pertaining to various indicators, a graphical user interface for receiving inputs from a user to build a transaction factoring in the value or change in value of a selected indicator, and a strategy engine for evaluating the transaction to determine whether to attempt to fill the order or take no action. One or more indicators may be used as transaction precursors, and an indicator change may be a precursor to one or more transactions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330809

Event-driven financial trading method and system

A method and system for creating event-driven financial transactions, which may include a data parser configured to receive large amounts of data from one or more sources pertaining to various indicators, such as economic indicators, a graphical user interface for receiving inputs from a user to build a transaction factoring in the value or change in value of a selected indicator, and a strategy engine for evaluating the transaction to determine whether to attempt to fill the order or take no action. The method and system may be used to create both standard and limit orders, and the system may include a user-modifiable gradient display to allow the user to evaluate the relative likelihood of a proposed limit order. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330744

Real-time multi-merchant multi-payer multi-bucket open loop debit card, credit card or mobile payment device value tracking and discount processing systems and related methods

A system for receiving a real-time discount with an open loop debit card, credit card or mobile payment device in a multi-merchant, multi-payer commercial environment. The system has a plurality of buckets with information concerning discounts currently available, a point of sale (pos) device initiates a transaction, a financial processor transmits a query to an account issuing bank to determine whether the payer has sufficient funds for the transaction, the issuing bank communicates with the discount system in real time to determine if a discount is available, if a discount is available, the issuing bank borrows the amount of the discount by from an issuing bank discount reserve pooled (ibdrp) account and the issuing bank credits the payer's account in real time with the amount of the discount.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330743

Method and a system for providing a service transaction for a mobile device

The method comprises the steps of sending (s2) by said mobile device an individual supplier code (sc) read (s1) by said mobile device from a supplier tag located at the point of sale (pos) of said supplier to a server of a service provider; returning (s5) a service valid message (svm) by said server of said service provider to the mobile device if the supplier code (sc) belongs to a registered supplier of the respective service; and performing (s6) a service transaction of the respective service at the point of sale (pos) of the registered supplier in response to the service valid message (svm) received by the mobile device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330613

Methods for tracking and reporting usage events to determine when preventive maintenance is due for a medical robotic system

A medical robotic system comprises a number of components that may be monitored to determine their preventive maintenance needs by recording usage-related information for the monitored components into associated non-volatile memories. When usage of the component exceeds a specified usage threshold, the system displays a warning message on its display screen to have preventive maintenance performed for the component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330591

Fault detection method of semiconductor manufacturing processes and system architecture thereof

A fault detection method of semiconductor manufacturing processes is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a storage device, collecting a fault detection and classification(fdc) parameter by the storage device, setting up a measurement site for measuring an online measurement parameter, collecting a wafer acceptance test(wat) in correspondence to the fdc parameter, establishing a first relationship equation between the fdc parameter and the online measurement parameter, establishing a second relationship equation of the online measurement parameter and the wat by using the first relationship equation, establishing a third relationship equation between the fdc parameter and the wat, establishing a waning region of the manufacturing processes by using the first, second, and third relationship equations, and determining the situation of generating wafer defects according to the warning region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330526

Turning control device for vehicle

A turning control device for a vehicle includes: a first braking force control amount calculation unit that determines a first braking force control amount on the basis of detection signals of a steering amount detection unit and a detection unit, a second braking force control amount calculation unit that calculates a yaw rate deviation between a standard yaw rate and an actual yaw rate detected by the yaw rate detection unit and determines a second braking force control amount so as to cancel out the yaw rate deviation, and a braking control unit that controls the braking force on the basis of a total braking force control amount acquired by either adding or multiplying the first braking force control amount and the second braking force control amount.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330502

Brake monitoring system with multiple inputs

An air brake monitoring system for monitoring a pressure of the system and providing various alarms and/or warnings to a user including tire and brake status/alarms and providing for a backup alarm. The air brake monitoring system configurable to function with the existing wiring of the vehicle and including an air brake monitoring device to be positioned in the vicinity of a brake valve. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330475

Active cloud power management system for a secondary battery

The present invention discloses an active cloud power management system for a secondary battery. This power management system is able to actively handle electrical properties of the secondary battery and provide a user with a general status message or a real time early warning message about the secondary battery, so that an efficiency of use and safety of the secondary battery can be maintained by active monitoring and reminding services.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330386

Substrate patterning

There is herein described light emitting apparatus. More particularly, there is herein described light emitting apparatus capable of adapting and/or conforming to a non-planar surface on a patient's body.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120330047

Compound

A problem of the present invention is to prevent a base layer beneath the layer to be irradiated with light from deterioration in property and a functional thin film from deterioration in property as the fine patterning of a functional film is performed with light irradiation. Means for solving the problem is a compound obtained by dimerizing with light irradiation a compound (a) containing a group that has photosensitivity and can be photodimerized and a group having lyophilicity and a compound (b) containing a group that has photosensitivity and can be photodimerized and a group having liquid-repellency.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329517

Mobile radio unit with a dosimeter-radiometer

The mobile radio unit (phone, smartphone) comprises body 16 with an incorporated processor 1. The processor 1 is connected with memory 2, display 3, audible alarm aids 4, keyboard 5, power unit 6, navigator 9, and transceiver 15. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329266

Layout method and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A plurality of gate electrode patterns to be laid out in parallel are alternately set as first patterns to be formed in a first exposure step of double patterning and as second patterns to be formed in a second exposure step. Subsequently, a circuit that includes transistor pairs each formed by connecting one of the first patterns and one of the second patterns in parallel is laid out. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329217

Nanowire field effect transistors

A method for forming a nanowire field effect transistor (fet) device including forming a first silicon on insulator (soi) pad region, a second soi pad region, a third soi pad region, a first soi portion connecting the first soi pad region to the second soi pad region, and a second soi portion connecting the second soi pad region to the third soi pad region on a substrate, patterning a first hardmask layer over the second soi portion, forming a first suspended nanowire over the semiconductor substrate, forming a first gate structure around a portion of the first suspended nanowire, patterning a second hardmask layer over the first gate structure and the first suspended nanowire, removing the first hardmask layer, forming a second suspended nanowire over the semiconductor substrate, forming a second gate structure around a portion of the second suspended nanowire, and removing the second hardmask layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329202

Method and device for producing a solar panel using a carrier

The invention relates to the production of solar panels which comprise solar cells connected to one another. In this case, various layers are stacked onto one another, such as a film layer, bonding agent, insulating film, solar cells and a support layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329028

Method for intelligent personalized learning service

In a method of offering an intelligent personalized learning service to learning participants, a pointer is assigned to each learning object and associated with each learning object belonging to a learning object database. A learning subject specific to each learning participant is selected from a learning subject database. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329024

Educational and recreational device

The device comprises a ball and a panel that is made in the form of a periodic corrugation. The amplitude of the corrugation at least 10 times smaller than the period of corrugation, and the ball has a diameter which is at least 10 times smaller than the period of corrugation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329016

Method for delivering online content to a target group

A method for delivering online content to a target group is disclosed. The target group in the exemplary embodiment comprises health care professionals. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329015

Hierarchical condition categories program

Systems and methods of recording patient's medical documents and training programs for improving medical document recordation. The system includes a computer readable medium capable of storing medical data obtained from patients, including disease codes, a computer with software capable of evaluating the data stored on the computer readable medium for completeness, and a notification system capable of presenting to the user of the system a warning if any of the data is found to be incomplete or incorrect. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120329013

Computer language translation and learning software

A software program is used to translate, define, phonetically pronounce and teach contextual use of select document text to a user. A broad range of computer documents may be manipulated, highlighted, or flagged for immediate use in the program. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328994

Method for burning burner

The object of the present invention is to provide a method for burning a burner which has nox reduction effects and has practical value, and a device therefore; the present invention provide a method for burning a burner in a heating furnace including a step of: periodically changing at least one of a flow rate of a fuel fluid and a flow rate of an oxidizing agent fluid which are supplied to the burner while periodically changing an oxygen concentration in the oxidizing agent fluid, thereby an oxygen ratio which is calculated by dividing an amount of oxygen supplied by a theoretical necessary amount of oxygen is periodically changed, and the periodical change of the oxygen ratio is made different from the periodical change of the oxygen concentration to cause combustion in periodically vibrational conditions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328987

Patterning process and resist composition

A negative pattern is formed by applying a resist composition onto a substrate, prebaking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking (peb), and developing the exposed resist film in an organic solvent developer to dissolve the unexposed region of resist film. The resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units of cycloolefin having a hydroxyl group substituted with an acid labile group, an acid generator, and an organic solvent displays a high dissolution contrast and high etch resistance.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328881

Carbon black, method of producing carbon black and device for implementing the method

The invention relates to a carbon black having an aggregate size distribution which has a (d90−d10)/d50 ratio of less than or equal to 1.1. The carbon blacks are produced by admixing hot air if desired to a gas mixture comprising a carrier gas and a carbon black feedstock, passing the gas mixture into a burner pipe, burning the gas mixture at the burner pipe openings, and drawing the flames under suction, together with the ambient air drawn in freely under suction from the outside, through a cooled, narrowing gap, and carrying out cooling, the cooled, narrowing gap having a height (h) to width (b) ratio of 1-100, the width (b) being 0.5 to 10 mm, and the flow rate at the narrowest point of the gap being 10-200 m/s. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328406

Die rotation system and method

A system and method for partially or completely inverting (rotating) a die and subsequently returning the die to its normal operating position. Systems of the invention include a roll-over unit that engages a roll frame or similar structure to which a die of interest is temporarily secured. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328300

Methods and apparatus for learning remote control commands

Described herein are various techniques for transferring command codes between multiple remote controls. A first controlled device receives a signal from a remote control associated with a second controlled device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328276

Lens barrel and camera system

A lens barrel includes an operation member adapted to be movable to a first position and a second position and turnable at each of the positions, a turning member adapted to turnably engage with the operation member at the second position, and disengage from the operation member at the first position, a first detection unit adapted to detect a turning position of the turning member configured to turn in engagement with the operation member, a second detection unit adapted to detect a turning amount and a rotational direction of the operation member when the operation member is disengaged from the turning member, and a moving unit adapted to move the focusing lens along the optical axis based on an output from the first detection unit or the second detection unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120328183

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

12/27/12 / #20120327723

Semiconductor device

A data input buffer is changed from an inactive to an active state after the reception of instruction for a write operation effected on a memory unit. The input buffer is a differential input buffer having interface specs based on sstl, for example, which is brought to an active state by turning on a power switch to cause a through current to flow and receives a signal therein while immediately following a small change in small-amplitude signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327499

Electrochromic window fabrication methods

Methods of manufacturing electrochromic windows are described. Insulated glass units (igu's) are protected, e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327452

Information processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and monitoring method

An information processing apparatus includes a control unit to perform control and a communication control unit to operate as a normal mode for transmitting and receiving information concerning the information processing apparatus. At a time of startup of the information processing apparatus, the control unit executes a plurality of processing, and writes information indicating that processing has been completed each time processing is completed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327288

Imaging method and system with angle-discrimination layer

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for an imaging system that includes a light guide having light-turning features that are configured to receive ambient light incident on the light guide, including light scattered from a scene to be imaged, and to direct the received ambient light towards an image sensor. The light-turning features may have angle-discriminating properties so that some light-turning features capture light incident upon the light guide at certain angles of incidence, but not others. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327252

Guidance for image capture at different locations

A method for providing guidance to a user as to what images should be captured by the user as the user moves from location to location, comprising receiving a first captured digital image having pixel data captured of a scene at a first location, using a processor to analyze the pixel data of the first captured digital image and determining based on such analysis a second possible image capture location for the user, wherein the second possible image capture location is selected from a plurality of different possible locations, and transmitting guidance to the user over a communications network, the guidance including information concerning a next scene to be captured at the second location.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327233

Vehicle attitude angle calculating device, and lane departure warning system using same

Provided is a vehicle attitude angle calculating device capable of finding a yaw angle of a vehicle with reference to a lane stably without using information on a road vanishing point even in the state where a vehicle pitch angle varies. The vehicle attitude angle calculating device includes: a dividing line detection unit that detects a dividing line from image information received from a vehicle-mounted imaging device having an optical axis, the image information being a captured image of an outside of a vehicle; a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance between the dividing line and the optical axis of the vehicle-mounted imaging device every predetermined processing period; and a vehicle angle calculation unit that calculates a dividing line angle on the basis of the calculated distance between the dividing line and the optical axis of the vehicle-mounted imaging device and a vehicle proceeding distance where the vehicle proceeds during a predetermined processing period.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327154

Image forming apparatus, erasing device, image erasing system, and consumable

According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus that forms an image on a medium includes an image forming material erasable by heat, a storage medium having stored therein information concerning temperature for heating the image forming material, and a controller configured to control an image forming operation on the basis of the information concerning the temperature stored in the storage medium. The information concerning the temperature includes forming temperature, which is temperature for heating the image forming material during image formation, and erasing temperature, which is temperature for heating the image forming material during image erasing.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120327065

Organic light emitting diode display and method of driving the same

An oled display includes a data line, a gate line crossing the data line receiving a scan pulse, a high potential (hp) driving voltage (dv) source, a low potential (lp) dv source, a light emitting element (lee) emitting light from current flowing between the hp dv source and the lp dv source, a drive element (de) connected between the hp dv source and the lee controlling a current flowing in the lee from voltage between a gate electrode (ge) and a source electrode (se) of the de, and a driving current stabilization circuit applying a voltage to the ge of the de turning on the de and sinking a reference current through the de, setting a source voltage of the de at a sensing voltage and modifying voltage between the ge and se of the de to scale a current to be applied to the lee from the reference current.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326893

Method and system for coordinating permitted use of a parking space

Managing shared usage of a set of parking spaces. A system includes a processor, a control circuit, a memory, and a communication interface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326860

Mobile computing device emergency warning system and method

A warning system and method include a memory device configured to store one or more condition criteria. A monitoring device is configured to monitor a status of the one or more condition criteria. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326687

Chopper circuit, dc/dc converter, and fuel cell system

A chopper circuit includes an input unit that inputs a main turn-on signal for turning on a main switching element and an auxiliary turn-on signal for turning on an auxiliary switching element; and a prohibiting unit that prohibits the main switching element from turning on unless the auxiliary turn-on signal is input.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326635

Method of using light striping for fire rescue navigation

The present invention provides a method of using a laser lighting apparatus for fire rescue navigation in a smoke-filled structure. The laser lighting apparatus is portably carried at a user's body and directly operated by the user to perform the steps of turning the laser lighting apparatus on to output one or more coherent light planes; projecting the one or more coherent light planes on objects in the smoke-filled structure to produce one or more light stripes on surfaces of the objects; and identifying the objects in the smoke-filled structure from the one or more light stripes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326573

In-wheel motor driven device

An object of the present invention is to maintain a predetermined positional relationship between an outer pin holder and a housing in a speed reducer section b, to prevent damage to such components as revolving members, outer circumferential engagers, and motion conversion mechanism upon a large axial load due to turning or sudden acceleration/deceleration, and to eliminate rattling noise caused by a housing and the outer pin holder. An elastic member is disposed on one or both axial end surfaces of the outer pin holder, between the outer pin holder and the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326421

Airbag device and airbag folding method

Provided are an airbag device and an airbag folding method capable of enhancing deployment performance of an airbag without using a separate component. An airbag includes a restraint portion to be located in front of an occupant upon inflation and deployment, a base portion connected to an inflator, a top portion to be located on a windshield w side upon inflation and deployment, and a bottom portion to be located between the occupant and an instrument panel i upon inflation and deployment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326273

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device and semiconductor device

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including a plurality of capacitors each of which has bottom electrode, dielectric layer, and top electrode includes stacking a bottom electrode layer, a dielectric layer and an top electrode layer, patterning the top electrode layer to form a plurality of top electrodes arranged in a column, forming a mask pattern that covers the plurality of top electrodes and leaves an end part of the outermost top electrode of the arrangement of the plurality of top electrodes exposed, and patterning the dielectric layer using the mask pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326247

Self-sealed fluidic channels for a nanopore array

A method of forming a nanopore array includes patterning a front layer of a substrate to form front trenches, the substrate including a buried layer disposed between the front layer and a back layer; depositing a membrane layer over the patterned front layer and in the front trenches; patterning the back layer and the buried layer to form back trenches, the back trenches being aligned with the front trenches; forming a plurality of nanopores through the membrane layer; depositing a sacrificial material in the front trenches and the back trenches; depositing front and back insulating layers over the sacrificial material; and heating the sacrificial material to a decomposition temperature of the sacrificial material to remove the sacrificial material and form pairs of front and back channels, wherein the front channel of each channel pair is connected to the back channel of its respective channel pair by an individual nanopore.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326238

Method for fabricating semiconductor device

A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: providing a substrate having a first region and a second region thereon; forming a high-k dielectric layer, a barrier layer, and a first metal layer on the substrate; removing the first metal layer of the second region; forming a polysilicon layer to cover the first metal layer of the first region and the barrier layer of the second region; patterning the polysilicon layer, the first metal layer, the barrier layer, and the high-k dielectric layer to form a first gate structure and a second gate structure in the first region and the second region; and forming a source/drain in the substrate adjacent to two sides of the first gate structure and the second gate structure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326228

Self-aligned carbon electronics with embedded gate electrode

A device and method for device fabrication includes forming a buried gate electrode in a dielectric substrate and patterning a stack comprising a high dielectric constant layer, a carbon-based semi-conductive layer and a protection layer over the buried gate electrode. An isolation dielectric layer formed over the stack is opened to define recesses in regions adjacent to the stack. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326210

Method of making semiconductor materials and devices on silicon substrate

A crystalline structure comprising a substrate, which has a surface. The surface has one or more wells formed therein defining one or more growing area and at least one layer of dissimilar crystalline material epitaxially grown on the growing area. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326157

Method of manufacturing thin film transistor, thin film transistor manufactured using the method, method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus, and organic light-emitting display apparatus manufactured using the method

A method of manufacturing a tft, including forming a buffer layer, an amorphous silicon layer, an insulating layer, and a first conductive layer on a substrate, forming a polycrystalline silicon layer by crystallizing the amorphous silicon layer, forming a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, and a gate electrode that have a predetermined shape by simultaneously patterning the polycrystalline silicon layer, the insulating layer, and the first conductive layer, wherein the polycrystalline silicon layer is further etched to produce an undercut recessed a distance compared to sidewalls of the insulating layer and the first conductive layer, forming source and drain regions within the semiconductor layer by doping corresponding portions of the semiconductor layer, forming an interlayer insulating layer on the gate electrode, the interlayer insulating layer covering the gate insulating layer and forming source and drain electrodes that are electrically connected to source and drain regions respectively.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326136

Materials and methods for controlling properties of organic light-emitting device

The present teachings provide methods for depositing and patterning organic light-emitting device (oled) buffer layers. The method can use a thermal printing process and one or more additional processes, such as vacuum thermal evaporation (vte), to create an oled stack. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326127

Collapsable gate for deposited nanostructures

A disposable material layer is first deposited on a graphene layer or a carbon nanotube (cnt). The disposable material layer includes a material that is less inert than graphene or cnt so that a contiguous dielectric material layer can be deposited at a target dielectric thickness without pinholes therein. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120326068

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

12/27/12 / #20120326015

Plasmonic light collectors

An electronic device may be provided with imaging modules or communications modules. Imaging modules and communications modules may be improved with the use of plasmonic light collectors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120325901

Method for turning printed books into interactive printed books by using custom software to create and insert barcode-indicia that link readers to remote websites

This is a method for custom designed software that adds educational value to any printed book past, present and future before it is printed, re-printed or reissued. Database driven, the author or editor (user) answers manuscript-related questions resulting in the selection of contextual keywords throughout the book's manuscript. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120325622

Machine and method for forming groups of products to be cased

The invention relates to a machine for products having a non-circular cross-section, such as ovoid containers or bottles. The machine includes: a collector having cavities arranged obliquely relative to the xx′ axis of the conveyor used to supply said products; a means for transferring the batch of products formed into groups by said collector to a depositing station, on a table arranged along said feed conveyor; a means for dropping the batch of products by a reversing movement in an oblique direction; and a means for returning said collector to the starting point, that is, level with the first product on said feed conveyor.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120325612

Limited slip axle striper

The striper has a solid direct drive axle 12 powered either by chain, belt, gears, hydraulics, etc. 14. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120325405

Methods of fabricating large-area, semiconducting nanoperforated graphene materials

Methods for forming a nanoperforated graphene material are provided. The methods comprise forming an etch mask defining a periodic array of holes over a graphene material and patterning the periodic array of holes into the graphene material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120325187

Egr flow control for large engines

An internal combustion engine and control system are provided having improved efficiency through improved exhaust flow control. The engine includes at least one bank of combustion cylinders and a respective exhaust manifold for conveying exhaust to the atmosphere. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120325099

Multibeam exposure scanning method and apparatus, and method of manufacturing printing plate

This invention is concerning a multibeam exposure scanning method and apparatus, and a method of manufacturing a printing plate. The problem to be solved is that the influence of the heat from adjacent beams accompanying multibeam exposure is effectively reduced, and a desired shape having a very small size is formed with high precision. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324963

Motor locking system to prevent unauthorized manual operation of automatic gates

A lock module housing containing the components of a preferred embodiment is physically mounted to the rear of a gate drive motor of an automatic gate system. A solenoid front shaft, when the solenoid is de-energized, is pushed into a sprocket attached to the drive motor, thus preventing the motor shaft from turning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324957

Vacuum degassing apparatus and vacuum degassing method for molten glass

A vacuum degassing apparatus for molten glass is comprised of an uprising pipe, a vacuum degassing vessel, a downfalling pipe, an upstream side pit that supplies molten glass to the uprising pipe, and a downstream side pit that receives molten glass from the downfalling pipe. The vacuum degassing apparatus for molten glass is further comprised of a separating mechanism that separates a part of molten glass moving from the downfalling pipe to the downstream side pit, and a returning pipe that returns separated molten glass to the upstream side pit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324878

Hydraulic drive system and diagnostic control strategy for improved operation

A method and apparatus are provided for hydraulic fluid supply between a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic drive unit, switching hydraulic fluid flow direction to the hydraulic drive unit or stopping hydraulic fluid flow to the hydraulic drive unit when measured hydraulic fluid pressure crosses a predetermined pressure threshold value. The method further comprises calculating an amount of mechanical work done by the hydraulic drive unit and warning an operator or limiting hydraulic fluid flow rate to the hydraulic drive unit when the calculated mechanical work for the drive cycle is less than an expected amount of mechanical work. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324871

System of treating exhaust gas of engine

In order to relief a sudden change of engine sound during the transition to recovery control of a particulate removing filter or during returning from the recovery control, a system of treating exhaust gas of an engine includes an exhaust-gas particulate removing filter in an exhaust path, closes down the opening of an inlet throttle valve or an exhaust throttle valve to a recovery opening smaller than a normal opening during recovery of the particulate removing filter, and returns the opening from the recovery opening to the normal opening after the recovery of the particulate removing filter. The opening of the inlet throttle valve or the exhaust throttle valve during the closing process from the normal opening to the recovery opening and during the returning process from the recovery opening to the normal opening is changed at a gradually decreasing or gradually increasing rate of change of the opening.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324857

Method and system for manufacturing cable bead

A method and system for manufacturing high-quality cable beads with efficiency. The method includes the steps of arranging a plurality of carriages carrying a core and a reel wound with a wire around a reel revolving means having at least two arms, attaching the core to a core rotating means for rotating the core in a circumferential direction by holding it with one of the arms and positioning the reel on one side of the core by holding it with the other of the arms, manufacturing a cable bead by revolving the reel by holding it alternately with each of the two arms, and returning the cable bead and the reel to the carriage using the two arms. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324723

Method of manufacturing coreless substrate

The present invention has been made in an effort to provide a method of manufacturing a coreless substrate that forms an opening by patterning a dry film for forming the opening onto one surface of a carrier, separating the carrier from the substrate, and removing only the dry film for forming the opening. In the present invention, since the pad can be exposed by removing only the dry film for forming the opening, a process time for forming the opening can be reduced and since a process is simple, a cost is saved.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324649

Automated anti-snoring bed system

The present invention is to provide an automated anti-snoring bed system, which includes a bed designed to support a user lying thereon and internally provided with a driving device, a sensing device able to send out a detection signal toward the user's chest at regular intervals of time and receive a reflected signal returning from the user in response to the detection signal, and a control device. When the sensing device determines that the user is snoring according to the reflected signal, the sensing device sends out a control command to the control device and the control device then drives the driving device to change the configuration of the bed to a mode for stopping the user from snoring. ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324636

Ear protector

A flexible ear protector for protecting the outer ear from heat, chemicals, or sharp objects, using a curling iron, hot comb, blow dryer, scissors, to style hair having a body portion, a front opening for receiving a human ear, a proximate opening, a distal opening, a cavity for receiving a human ear, and a reinforced perimeter for exerting force upon the body portion thereby returning the body portion from a second position to a first position.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/27/12 / #20120324619

Moisture activated phantom imaging process and product

Moisture activated invisible stencil technology is created by applying a moisture blocking agent in accordance with an artwork is applied to a base substrate. The base substrate is preferably fabricated of a moisture absorbing material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324567

Method and apparatus for home network discovery

To facilitate legal research, companies, such as thomson west provide subscription-based online information-retrieval systems. Seeking to improve these and/or related systems, the present inventors devised, among other things, an exemplary legal research system that performs a conventional search to identify a set of starter documents and then leverages the metadata associated with these starter documents to identify another larger set of relevant documents. . . Methods of remotely discovering information of hosts connected to a local area network (lan) are provided. Electronic communications sent from a gateway behind which the lan is configured are received by a remote server connected to a wide area network (wan). ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324475

Interfacing between a caller application and a service module

A method and associated system for interfacing between a caller application and a service module. Upon receiving a request for performing a transaction that includes at least one caller application attribute describing the request, the service module builds a service module data structure pursuant to the received request. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324365

Reverse seamless integration between local and remote computing environments

Methods and systems for transparent user interface integration between remote (“published”) applications and their local counterparts are described, providing a seamless, unified user experience, and allowing integration of a start menu, dock, taskbar, desktop shortcuts, windows, window and application switching, system tray elements, client-to-host and host-to-client file type association, url redirection, browser cookie redirection, token redirection, status message interception and redirection, and other elements. These methods and systems further enhance theme-integration between a client and remote desktop or virtual machine by remoting all ui elements to a recipient for generation, including text controls, buttons, progress bars, radio buttons, list boxes, or other elements; presenting them with the receiver's product and os-specific ui; and returning status back to the sender. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324361

Information processing apparatus, information management method and computer readable information recording medium

An information processing apparatus is connected with electronic apparatuses storing user information concerning users of the electronic apparatuses. The information processing apparatus receives an operation to designate an electronic apparatus, out of the electronic apparatuses, on which a setting is to be carried out concerning the user information, via a screen page displayed based on apparatus information concerning the electronic apparatuses, and receives an operation of manipulating data of the user information via a screen page displayed based on the user information obtained from the electronic apparatuses and managed by the information processing apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324261

Usb 3.0 host with low power consumption and method for reducing power consumption of a usb 3.0 host

A usb 3.0 host with low power consumption includes a super speed circuit, a non-super speed circuit, and a control module. The super speed circuit is used for transmitting data at a first transmission speed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324092

Forecasting capacity available for processing workloads in a networked computing environment

Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for forecasting a capacity available for processing a workload in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). Specifically, aspects of the present invention provide service availability for cloud subscribers by forecasting the capacity available for running or scheduled applications in a networked computing environment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324075

Method and apparatus to manage information between a scan tool and networked devices

A system and method for managing information between a diagnostic tool and a networked computing device are provided. The system made up of a diagnostic tool for retrieving information from a vehicle under test, a networked computing device for providing information concerning the vehicle under test, and an information management device for assisting communication between the diagnostic tool and the networked computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324065

Method and system for upgrading network device

The disclosure discloses a method for upgrading a network device, which comprises: establishing, by a network management server, a transmission control protocol (tcp) connection with the network device (101); during an upgrade process, transmitting, by the network management server, a private protocol born on the tcp to the network device to notify the network device to be upgraded, then executing, by the network device, a corresponding upgrade operation after receiving the notification and returning an upgrade result to the network management server through the private protocol born on the tcp (102). The disclosure also discloses a system for upgrading a network device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120324030

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

12/20/12 / #20120323968

Learning discriminative projections for text similarity measures

A model for mapping the raw text representation of a text object to a vector space is disclosed. A function is defined for computing a similarity score given two output vectors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323853

Virtual machine snapshotting and analysis

Described are techniques for capturing and analyzing snapshots of virtual machines. One or more computers may automatically obtain snapshots of virtual machines as they are executing to form a pool of virtual machine snapshots. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323828

Functionality for personalizing search results

A query processing system is described herein for personalizing results for a particular user. The query processing system operates by receiving a query from a particular user u who intends to find results that satisfy the query with respect to a topic tu, the user being characterized by user information θu. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323825

System and methods for finding hidden topics of documents and preference ranking documents

Systems and methods are disclosed to perform preference learning on a set of documents includes receiving raw input features from the set of documents stored on a data storage device; generating polynomial combinations from the raw input features; generating one or more parameters; applying the parameters to one or more classifiers to generate outputs; determining a loss function and parameter gradients and updating parameters determining one or more sparse regularizing terms and updating the parameters; and expressing that one document is preferred over another in a search query and retrieving one or more documents responsive to the search query.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323770

Systems and methods for monitoring and managing transportation infrastructure and locations of vehicles therein

A method for monitoring and managing transportation infrastructure and locations of vehicles therein includes: receiving signals transmitted from a vehicle equipped with a transmitter that generates the signals, the signals including information relating to one or more of the vehicle, an owner, a driver, a custodian, or a passenger of the vehicle, a person, an animal, or an object within, secured to, or transported by the vehicle, and a person, an entity, an object, a status, a condition, an event, an indication, or an interrupt associated with the vehicle; and processing the signals and/or the information to identify in association with the vehicle a circumstance that satisfies criteria for facilitating, controlling, or initiating an action or a process involving one or more of providing information, providing a notification, transferring funds, and issuing a ticket, a citation, a warning, or other communication.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323769

Systems and methods for monitoring and managing transportation infrastructure and locations of vehicles therein

A method for monitoring and managing transportation infrastructure and locations of vehicles therein includes: receiving signals transmitted from a vehicle equipped with a transmitter that generates the signals, the signals including information relating to one or more of the vehicle, an owner, a driver, a custodian, or a passenger of the vehicle, a person, an animal, or an object within, secured to, or transported by the vehicle, and a person, an entity, an object, a status, a condition, an event, an indication, or an interrupt associated with the vehicle; and processing the signals and/or the information to identify in association with the vehicle a circumstance that satisfies criteria for facilitating, controlling, or initiating an action or a process involving one or more of providing information, providing a notification, transferring funds, and issuing a ticket, a citation, a warning, or other communication.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323763

Systems and methods for monitoring and managing transportation infrastructure and locations of vehicles therein

A method for monitoring and managing transportation infrastructure and locations of vehicles therein includes: receiving signals transmitted from a vehicle equipped with a transmitter that generates the signals, the signals including information relating to one or more of the vehicle, an owner, a driver, a custodian, or a passenger of the vehicle, a person, an animal, or an object within, secured to, or transported by the vehicle, and a person, an entity, an object, a status, a condition, an event, an indication, or an interrupt associated with the vehicle; and processing the signals and/or the information to identify in association with the vehicle a circumstance that satisfies criteria for facilitating, controlling, or initiating an action or a process involving one or more of providing information, providing a notification, transferring funds, and issuing a ticket, a citation, a warning, or other communication.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323725

Systems and methods for supplementing content-based attributes with collaborative rating attributes for recommending or filtering items

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for supplementing content-based attributes with collaborative rating attributes for recommending or filtering items. Collaborative rating data may be consolidated into “composite critics” which serve as item quality rating attributes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323714

Modified steam-methane-reformation: hydrogen production with carbon sequestration

A process of and system for sequestering carbon (co2) produced in coal and gas burning hydrogen production plants, resulting in the production of hydrogen at current market prices or less without carbon emission.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323677

Click prediction using bin counting

Methods, systems, and computer-storage media having computer-usable instructions embodied thereon for calculating event probabilities are provided. The event may be a click probability. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323657

System and method for providing international coupon-less discounts

The systems and methods of the disclosure allow user from various countries to take advantage of offers when they are traveling internationally. Once the purchase associated with the offer is made, the transaction information may be processed by the system, such that, the credit and debit associated with the purchase are transmitted to the transaction account and the merchant. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323592

Minimizing disruption during medication administration

Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for reducing disruptions to a clinician during medication administration are provided. An input is received indicating that the medication-administration process has been initiated by the clinician. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323561

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

12/20/12 / #20120323499

System for measurement of greenhouse gas generation from fuel combustion

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for determining amounts of carbon dioxide, other greenhouse gas (ghg), and/or toxic gaseous emissions from a mobile or stationary emissions source such as automobiles having an internal combustion engine, fossil-fuel or other hydrocarbon-burning facilities, or the like. The system and method may calculate the amount of ghg emissions by measuring fuel consumption and converting to ghg emissions based on the known carbon content for the fuel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323485

Route search apparatus, route search method, and program

There is provided a route search apparatus including a measuring unit configured to measure a traveling distance or a traveling time, a position information acquiring unit configured to acquire position information of a current point. A start point registering unit configured to register the position information, which is acquired by the position information acquiring unit when the measuring unit starts the measurement, as position information of a start point, and a route searching unit configured to, if an operation of returning to the start point is detected, search a return route between the current point designated as a departure point when the operation of returning to the start point is detected and the start point designated as a destination.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323478

Object collision warning system and method for a motor vehicle

An object collision warning system for a motor vehicle comprises a sensing means (11) adapted to sense a surrounding of the motor vehicle and a processing means (14) adapted to detect objects in a surrounding of the motor vehicle by processing a signal provided by the sensing means (11), to perform an estimation of a collision probability between the vehicle and the detected object, and to output a corresponding signal in case the collision probability is non-negligible. The processing means (14) is adapted to determine, after having passed a curve, information describing the passed curve, to store the curve describing information, and to use the curve describing information of at least one previously passed curve for determining the vehicle path in a current curve in the estimation of the collision probability.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323458

Turning control device for vehicle

A turning control device for a vehicle which generates a yaw moment in the body of a vehicle includes: a steering wheel turning amount detection device which detects a steering wheel turning amount of the vehicle; a vehicle speed detection device which detects a vehicle speed of the vehicle; a feedforward control amount calculation unit which calculates a feedforward control amount based on at least the steering wheel turning amount; a braking force control amount calculation unit which determines a braking force control amount based on the feedforward control amount; a braking control device which controls the braking force based on the braking force control amount; and a steering direction determination device which determines whether a steering direction is an incremental steering direction or a returning-steering direction. The feedforward control amount calculation unit includes a feedforward control amount correction unit which corrects the feedforward control amount.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323404

System and method for estimating and detecting speed

A system for determining instances when a vehicle's indicated speed exceeds a governing speed includes a receiver to receive information from which a vehicle's location envelope, indicated direction of travel, and indicated speed can be derived, and a processor. The processor is configured to ascertain a location envelope in which the vehicle is located, an indicated speed of the vehicle, and a direction of travel of the vehicle at a sample time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323289

Method and apparatus for establishing context among events and optimizing implanted medical device performance

An apparatus and method for adjusting the performance of an implanted device based on data including contextual information. Contextual information, including operational and performance data concerning the implanted device as well as the patient with the implanted device, is stored by a portable electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323121

Variable power saving processing scheme for ultrasound beamformer functionality

In general, embodiments of the ultrasound imaging system save power in relation to a predetermined active aperture and or a predetermined update depth. With respect to a predetermined active aperture, the imaging system saves power by reducing or turning off a predetermined portion of the receive electronics when the predetermined receive electronics portion is not operating in relation to the active aperture range. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120323003

Tetrahydroisoquinoline sulfonamide derivatives, the preparation thereof, and the use of the same in therapeutics

Wherein r1, r2, n and b are as defined in the disclosure, their preparation and their use in therapies for the treatment of central nervous system diseases such as vigilance and sleep disorders, narcolepsy, alzheimer's disease and other dementias, parkinson's disease, attention disorders in hyperkinetic children, memory and learning disorders, epilepsy, schizophrenia, moderate cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, dizziness and travel sickness.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322403

Methods and systems for location-based management of wireless devices

Method and apparatus are for monitoring the location of a wireless device and taking supervisory action in response to that location. Location information obtained from a user's wireless device, or otherwise concerning the present location of the user, is monitored and compared with one or more locations previously approved for that user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322363

Relay station, base station, mobile station, communication system, and communication method

A relay station capable of communicating with a first base station, a second base station, and a mobile station, includes a relay unit configured to relay communication between the first base station and the mobile station; a receiving unit configured to receive load information concerning the second base station; and a changeover unit configured to change, from the first base station over to the second base station, a communication counterpart of the mobile station, communicating with the mobile station via the relay unit, the communication counterpart being changed based on the received load information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322267

Method of patterning a substrate

In various embodiments, a method of patterning a substrate may include: forming an auxiliary layer on or above a substrate and forming a plasma etch mask layer on or above the auxiliary layer, wherein the auxiliary layer is configured such that it may be removed from the substrate more easily than the plasma etch mask layer; patterning the plasma etch mask layer and the auxiliary layer such that at least a portion of the substrate is exposed; patterning the substrate by means of a plasma etch process using the patterned plasma etch mask layer as a plasma etch mask.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322246

Fabrication methods of integrated semiconductor structure

A method for manufacturing the integrated circuit device including, providing a substrate having a first region and a second region. Forming a dielectric layer over the substrate in the first region and the second region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322241

Multi-layer mask for substrate dicing by laser and plasma etch

Methods of dicing substrates having a plurality of ics. A method includes forming a multi-layered mask comprising a first mask material layer soluble in a solvent over the semiconductor substrate and a second mask material layer, insoluble in the solvent, over the first mask material layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322238

Laser and plasma etch wafer dicing using water-soluble die attach film

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

12/20/12 / #20120322237

Laser and plasma etch wafer dicing using physically-removable mask

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

12/20/12 / #20120322236

Wafer dicing using pulse train laser with multiple-pulse bursts 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

12/20/12 / #20120322235

Wafer dicing using hybrid galvanic laser scribing process with 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

12/20/12 / #20120322234

In-situ deposited mask layer for device singulation by laser scribing and plasma etch

Methods of dicing substrates by both laser scribing and plasma etching. A method includes forming an in-situ mask with a plasma etch chamber by accumulating a thickness of plasma deposited polymer to protect ic bump surfaces from a subsequent plasma etch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322233

Water soluble mask for substrate dicing by laser and plasma etch

Methods of dicing substrates having a plurality of ics. A method includes forming a mask comprising a water soluble material layer over the semiconductor substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322208

Electronic device and method for manufacturing electronic device

A method for manufacturing an electronic device includes forming a resin film over a wafer, the wafer including a plurality of elements formed therein, each of the elements including a functional unit, patterning the resin film to form a plurality of frame members, each of the frame members being provided on each of the elements and surrounding the functional unit, dividing the wafer into the elements, and providing an encapsulation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322200

Non-lithographic method of patterning contacts for a photovoltaic device

A dielectric material layer is formed on a front surface of a photovoltaic device. A patterned pmma-type-material-including layer is formed on the dielectric material layer, and the pattern is transferred into the top portion of the photovoltaic device to form trenches in which contact structures can be formed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322043

Adaptively-spaced repetition learning system and method

An adaptively-spaced repetition learning system and method facilitate the learning of material over time through the presentation of the material at ever-increasing intervals. Embodiments of the system and method present a stimulus-response pair to a student to obtain a binary response that is either correct or incorrect. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322042

Product specific learning interface presenting integrated multimedia content on product usage and service

A computer implemented method that includes providing a product specific learning interface comprising integrated multimedia content on product usage and service to a user. The multimedia content demonstrates a feature of a product stored in a database (112) associated with an application server (104). ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322040

Shaken baby syndrome educational doll

A doll for educating caregivers about shaken baby syndrome comprises a head portion, a body, and may comprise transparent skin. The head portion may have a simulated brain disposed therein. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322038

Sport training apparatus and method of use

A training apparatus having a harness mountable about a user's waist and thigh and a pull securable to the harness at a region corresponding to the iliac of a crest of the user for pulling the harness to encourage or resist turning of the user's hips to respectively teach or strengthen weight transfer from a back foot to a front foot of the user. A method is provided for training a person in an activity requiring transfer of weight and momentum from a lower area to an upper area of a person.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120322035

System and method for assisting language learning

Speech data from the operation of a speech recognition application is recorded over the course of one or more language learning sessions. The operation of the speech recognition application during each language learning sessions corresponds to a user speaking, and the speech recognition application generating text data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120321815

Thin film battery fabrication with mask-less electrolyte deposition

A method of fabricating a thin film battery may include a blanket deposition of an electrolyte layer followed by selective laser patterning of the electrolyte layer. Some or all of the other device layers may be in situ patterned layers—formed using shadow masks.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120321472

Directionally controllable flying vehicle and a propeller mechanism for accomplishing the same

A flying vehicle in accordance to an embodiment of the present invention includes a main propeller and a propeller control mechanism for flying the vehicle. The main propeller includes a central base that permits the propeller control mechanism to be connected to the drive shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120321214

Image processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a sharpness improvement feature quantity calculation unit for calculating a sharpness improvement feature quantity of a pixel-of-interest, which is a feature quantity of sharpness improvement of a pixel-of-interest, according to a product-sum operation on pixel values of a plurality of peripheral pixels around a pixel of an input image corresponding to the pixel-of-interest, strengths of band limitation and noise addition, and filter coefficients corresponding to phases of the pixel-of-interest and the peripheral pixels, by designating a pixel of a prediction image as the pixel-of-interest when an image subjected to high image-quality processing is output as the prediction image, and a prediction calculation unit for calculating a prediction value of the pixel-of-interest by calculating a prediction expression defined by a product-sum operation on the sharpness improvement feature quantity and a prediction coefficient pre-obtained by learning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120321127

Method and system for restricting access to sensitive contents of digital images

The method for restricting access to sensitive contents of digital images using the digital watermarking technique for encoding and decoding sensitive contents of images is characterized in that the sensitive contents of an image are obscured, and the information necessary for the high quality reconstruction is encoded in the insensitive area of the transmitted image by modification of the dct spectrum coefficients. The information concerning the obscured contents is retained by means of transform coefficients and processed independently. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320827

Method and apparatus for epc context maintenance optimization

Internet protocol (ip) continuity is fundamentally not possible when a user equipment (ue) moves from an evolved packet core (epc) radio access technology (rat) to a non-epc rat. However, there are instances when it is beneficial to not completely release an epc ip context, such as when the ue moves to the non-epc rat for only a short period of time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320800

Mac learning in a trill network

A switch of a data network implements both a bridge and a virtual bridge. In response to receipt of a data frame by the switch from an external link, the switch performs a lookup in a data structure using a source media access control (smac) address specified by the data frame. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320687

Low voltage sensing scheme having reduced active power down standby current

A low voltage sensing scheme reduces active power down standby leakage current in a memory device. A clamping device or diode is used between a psense amplifier control line (e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320614

Wheel lights

A wheel light assembly may be mounted on wheel studs of a wheel hub, between the wheel hub and the rim of the wheel. The wheel light assembly may include a mounting plate having wheel stud holes in a pattern matching the pattern of the wheel studs onto which the light assembly is to be mounted. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320569

Warning lamp assembly for safety helmet

A warning lamp assembly for use in a safety helmet is disclosed to include a watertight housing having a part thereof transparent, a circuit board mounted inside the housing and carrying a control circuit, a direction and speed sensor and a warning lamp set that are electrically connected together, a battery pack mounted inside the housing and electrically connected to the circuit board to provide battery power to the components at the circuit board, and a mounting device located on the outside of the housing and detachably connectable to a safety helmet. Thus, the warning lamp assembly has the characteristics of simple structure and ease of installation and is detachably connectable to a safety helmet.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320359

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

A lithographic apparatus having a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate and an optical column capable of creating a pattern on a target portion of the substrate. The optical column may include a programmable patterning device configured to provide a plurality of radiation beams and a projection system configured to project the plurality of beams onto the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320352

Multibeam exposure scanning method and apparatus, and method of manufacturing printing plate

This invention is concerning a multibeam exposure scanning method and apparatus, and a method of manufacturing a printing plate. The problem to be solved is that angular small convex points are to be stably formed through multibeam exposure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320305

Protective film patterning

The patterning of objects (e.g., protective poly-films, heat-spreaders, and other components placed proximate to the backlight of an lcd) with multiple beads or raised protrusions is disclosed. The beads or protrusions can have a uniform or non-uniform size and can be arranged such that they have a uniform or non-uniform pattern density. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320299

Liquid crystal display device and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating is provided for a liquid crystal display device capable of decreasing the number of masks used to fabricate a thin film transistor (tft) by forming an active pattern and a storage electrode by a single mask process, by simultaneously patterning a pixel electrode at the time of a gate line patterning, and by using only an organic insulation layer having a low dielectric constant.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320245

Solid-state imaging device and method of driving the same

A row scanning unit is configured to change a potential of a transfer signal from a second potential v2 to a third potential v3 prior to driving of a transfer operation for causing a transfer of signal charges from a photodiode to a floating diffusion, by supplying a transfer pulse having a first potential v1. The first potential v1 is a positive potential for turning a transfer transistor into on state, the second potential v2 is a potential for causing pinning of holes under a gate of the transfer transistor and turning the transfer transistor into off state, and the third potential v3 is a potential for not causing the pinning of the holes under the gate of the transfer transistor and turning the transfer transistor into off state, the third potential being lower than the first potential and higher than the second potential.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320212

Surrounding area monitoring apparatus for vehicle

A surrounding area of a vehicle is imaged, and target objects in the area are detected based on captured images. A driver is warned of the presence of the detected target objects by displaying a warning indication on the displayed image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320210

Lane departure warning device

The lane departure warning device estimates the steering amount of the own vehicle toward the center of the lane or the amount correlating with this steering amount based on the parameter representing the vehicle behavior such as the steering angle, the yaw rate and the lateral g, thereby detecting the state of the vehicle steering toward the center of the lane when a driver is performing an avoiding operation to avoid the lane departure (quick steering), and determining whether or not the possibility of the vehicle's departure from the lane is high without using the time tlc and its threshold value ts, but only based on the determination whether or not the distance d1 or d2 from the outer edge of the front wheel to the marking line is less than the threshold value ds if the driver performs the avoiding operation to avoid the lane departure (quick steering).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320208

Device for monitoring a distance between a vehicle and an object

A device for monitoring a distance between a vehicle and object, including distance sensors mounted in the front and/or rear vehicle region(s), an electronic unit connected thereto, and a display device for visually and/or acoustically displaying distances. The electronic unit generating a full warning signal even prior to reaching the predefined minimum limiting value for an ascertained distance at an established first warning distance value which is greater than the minimum limiting value of a first sensor, if a distance, which is smaller than a first limiting value, is ascertained by a direct echo of the first sensor, the first limiting value being greater than the minimum limiting value of the first sensor, and if a distance, which is greater than a second limiting value, is ascertained by a direct echo of the second sensor, the second limiting value being greater than the minimum limiting value of the second sensor.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320207

Vehicle night vision support system and control method for the same

A vehicle night vision support system includes an infrared camera that captures an image ahead of a vehicle; a main display that displays the image captured by the infrared camera; a sub-display; and a control unit that controls the sub-display so as to display warning information when it is determined that there is an object in the image displayed on the main display, and controls the sub-display so as to display the warning information when it is estimated or detected that an object that has disappeared from the displayed image is present in the field of view of a driver.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320205

Peripheral viewing system for a vehicle

A peripheral viewing system for a vehicle includes a pair of digital cameras, each positioned on the exterior of the vehicle proximately positioned where a side view mirror would typically be mounted. An additional digital camera is mounted on the vehicle roof immediately adjacent the top edge of the rear window. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320048

3d imaging device and 3d imaging method

A 3d imaging device determines during imaging whether the captured images will be viewed three-dimensionally without causing fatigue while simulating actual human perception. In a 3d imaging device, a warning unit provides a warning to a photographer indicating that the captured images of the scene to be imaged will not be perceived as a 3d video having an appropriate 3d effect when a control unit determines that the captured images will not be perceived as such an appropriate 3d video. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120320010

Backlight utilizing desiccant light turning array

An interferometric display comprises a backlight with light extraction features formed from a desiccant material within the display. A light source is positioned at one or more edges or corners of the back glass, and the desiccant based features patterned in or on the back glass remove unwanted moisture and create uniform light extraction from the back glass.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319850

Catenary safety monitoring system and method

A safety monitoring system for a catenary system that includes an overhead wire, a support pole and a counterweight attached to the end of the overhead wire and suspended by the support pole. The catenary safety monitoring system includes a temperature sensor for detecting an ambient temperature, a position sensor for detecting a position of the counterweight and an electronic controller. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319818

Article and cable management system having article and cable monitoring and locating capability

A cable management system is provided having an associational device for providing information that uniquely identifies a cable of a cable-equipped system, the device being operatively coupled to the cable and an assembly for receiving information in a wireless manner from the associational device, the assembly being operable to correlate unique identifying information of the cable with a data element concerning a location. The associational device is a radio frequency identification tag.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319770

Output buffer circuit capable of enhancing stability

An output buffer circuit capable of enhancing stability includes an operational amplifier, a capacitive load and an output control unit. The operational amplifier has a positive input terminal, a negative input terminal and an output terminal, and generates an output voltage to the output terminal according to an input voltage received by the positive input terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319758

Bi-fet cascode power switch

Power switch devices for high-speed applications are disclosed. The power switch device includes a depletion mode field effect transistor (d-fet), an enhancement mode field effect transistor (e-fet) and a bipolar transistor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319743

Signal transmitting apparatus

A signal transmitting apparatus that may suppress generation of a noise voltage attributable to a common mode voltage is provided. A transistor p1 is connected between a first terminal of a sending coil and a power supply voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319707

Self-monitoring power supply cord and operating equipment

The invention relates to a power supply cord with at least two conductors n, l for transferring a supply voltage with two protective earths insulated from one another, which at the first end are conductively connected with each other and at the second end there is a measurement device provided for measurement of the resistance of a measuring circuit comprising the pe and measurement conductor p, and wherein in case of exceeding the resistance, a warning signal is output.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319651

Method and apparatus for parking lot metering using activation codes

Embodiments of the present invention allow multi-space meters and gated parking systems to separately manage and control electric vehicle charging stations located in conjunction with parking spaces. Control is implemented by the meters or other management systems providing codes, for example by printing them on a parking pass or receipt. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319648

Electric charging system and electric vehicle

An electric vehicle includes a power receiving connector that is connected to a battery via a relay, and an electric charger includes a power supply connector that is connected to the power receiving connector. When a high voltage is applied to the power receiving connector due to a weld failure of the relay, a warning lamp flashes to notify an operator of the risk. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319595

Separable, keyed electrical/electronic modules for mating to led lighting assemblies

An led lighting element comprised of at least two pieces designed for use with legacy lighting fixtures having a separable transformer and lighting element to improve efficacy and economy of led lighting. In addition, the assembly can be provided with intelligent electronics for wireless control, operation and monitoring and/or with a battery for operation during power outages and/or as a warning system for the hearing impaired by stroboscopically flashing the led lights and/or as sensing elements which cause activation due to some other sensed stimulus.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319558

Electrode for discharge lamp and method for manufacturing same

Disclosed is an arrangement for a cut type electrode, wherein the removal of a coil is prevented and the generation of gap between turns of a coil caused by repeatedly turning on and off of the lamp is suppressed. The electrode, which is for a discharge lamp, comprises: a core rod having a leading end portion for discharge formed by a cutting process; and a coil wound around the core rod in n-turns in a state exposing the leading end portion, wherein at least a first portion between a first turn and a turn adjacent to the first turn and a second portion between an n-th turn and a turn adjacent to the n-th turn are welded.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319483

Apparatus for bi-directional power switching in low voltage vehicle power distribution systems

A plurality of modules each including at least a pair of series connected power mosfets are configured between a plurality of dc voltage sources, and a plurality output terminals for connection to respective loads, are controlled for selectively applying power to the loads via time delay switching incorporating forward biased intrinsic diodes of the mosfets in a given current path during initial application of power to a load, whereby a predetermined period of time after turning on one of the series connected mosfets, the associated other mosfet is turned on to shunt its intrinsic diode for reducing the resistance in the current path to maximize current flow. The configuration of the plurality of power mosfets is also controlled for selectively providing bi-directional current flow between said plurality of dc voltage sources.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319429

Motorized vehicles with deflectable components

A deflectable component for a motorized vehicle can include a deflectable part formed at least partially from a superelastic and or shape memory material, wherein at least a portion of the deflectable component is moved to a deflected position upon application of a threshold force when moving at or above a predetermined speed, and returning to an undeflected position when moving below the predetermined speed. The deflectable component may comprise a connection link fabricated at least partially from a superelastic and/or shape memory material to tailor the flex point characteristics of a connected surface to a desired response. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319330

Tire vulcanizer and tire vulcanizing method

In a tire vulcanizer having two sets of portions, each of which includes a lower mold, an upper mold, and a center mechanism provided with a bladder, a nitrogen gas heated in a first heating device is supplied to an interior of the bladder of the center mechanism which is placed on the upstream side in the circulating direction of the nitrogen gas. The nitrogen gas discharged from the interior of the bladder of the center mechanism is used for vulcanization and patterning and a temperature thereof is lowered. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319285

Integrated circuits including barrier polish stop layers and methods for the manufacture thereof

Embodiments of a method for fabricating integrated circuits are provided, as are embodiments of an integrated circuit. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of depositing an interlayer dielectric (“ild”) layer over a semiconductor device, depositing a barrier polish stop layer over the ild layer, and patterning at least the barrier polish stop layer and the ild layer to create a plurality of etch features therein. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319273

Flip chip interconnect solder mask

A solder mask for flip chip interconnection has a common opening that spans a plurality of circuit elements. The solder mask allows confinement of the solder during the re-melt stage of interconnection, yet it is within common design rules for solder mask patterning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319272

Flip chip interconnect solder mask

A solder mask for flip chip interconnection has a common opening that spans a plurality of circuit elements. The solder mask allows confinement of the solder during the re-melt stage of interconnection, yet it is within common design rules for solder mask patterning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319233

Bipolar transistor with raised extrinsic self-aligned base using selective epitaxial growth for bicmos integration

High performance bipolar transistors with raised extrinsic self-aligned base are integrated into a bicmos structure containing cmos devices. By forming pad layers and raising the height of an intrinsic base layer relative to the source and drain of preexisting cmos devices and by forming an extrinsic base through selective epitaxy, the effect of topographical variations is minimized during a lithographic patterning of the extrinsic base. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120319178

Double gate planar field effect transistors

A stacked planar device and method for forming the same is shown that includes forming, on a substrate, a stack of layers having alternating sacrificial and channel layers, patterning the stack such that sides of the stack include exposed surfaces of the sacrificial and channel layers, forming a dummy gate structure over a region of the stack to establish a planar area, forming a dielectric layer around the dummy gate structure to cover areas adjacent to the planar area, removing the dummy gate structure to expose the stack, selectively etching the stack to remove the sacrificial layers from the channel layers in the planar area, and forming a gate conductor over and in between the channel layers to form a transistor device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318932

Acoustical warning system

A locomotive warning system includes an acoustical warning subsystem configured to emit variably directed sound. A controller subsystem is responsive to an initiation command and is configured to trigger the acoustical warning subsystem to begin a sounding sequence when the initiation command is received at a first directivity angle and to continue the sound blast sequence at increasing directivity angles for a pre-establish time and/or distance traveled.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318904

Webbing winding device

In a webbing winding device, even when a piston moves toward the other side in a movement direction due to a reaction when the piston moves to a maximum movement position, an engagement surface of a hook portion comes into contact with a subject engagement surface of a subject engagement portion, so that the movement of the piston toward the other side in the movement direction is restricted. Accordingly, the piston is prevented from returning to a standby position, and a pawl is prevented from returning to a lock position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318890

Spray gun

An air spray gun operated by blowing air past a nozzle, the air drawing the spray liquid from the nozzle and imparting momentum to it. The air cap includes formations to bias air flow towards the air horns having patterning air directed to them. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318753

Food oil vacuum filter system

A vacuum filtration device includes a removable power unit that includes a vacuum pump. The vacuum pump functions in one mode to remove hot oil from a fryer and to draw the oil into a container. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318648

Normally closed microelectromechanical switches (mems), methods of manufacture and design structures

Normally closed (shut) micro-electro-mechanical switches (mems), methods of manufacture and design structures are provided. A method of forming a micro-electrical-mechanical structure (mems), includes forming a plurality of electrodes on a substrate, forming a beam structure in electrical contact with a first of the electrodes, and bending the beam structure with a thermal process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318603

Steering apparatus for turning multiple sets of steerable vehicle wheels

A steering apparatus (10) responsive to rotation of a handwheel (40) for turning steerable wheels (14, 16) includes a first steering gear (22) actuatable to affect turning of a first set (14) of steerable wheels (14a, 14b) and a second steering gear (24) actuatable to affect turning of a second set (16) of steerable wheels (16a, 16b). A torque transmission device (70) includes an input member (72) connected to the handwheel (40). ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318391

Pulling-wire waterway switching mechanism

A pulling-wire waterway switching mechanism has a fixed unit, a water division body, a ratchet shaft, a stopping claw, a returning body and a pulling wire. The water division body can be rotationally arranged in the fixed unit, and can use the rotation between the water division body and the fixed unit to achieve the switch of the outlet functions, a plurality of lower ratchets in anuular array are arranged on the top surface of the water division body, and a plurality of stopping teeth in anuular array are arranged on the outer rotative surface of the water division body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318247

Egr controller for internal combustion engine

A gas temperature sensor is provided in an egr passage. When a specified learning executing condition is established, the egr valve is compulsorily rotated from a reference position in a valve-close direction and then rotated in a valve-open direction over the reference position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318097

Vehicle control device, particularly for controlling the vehicle acceleration and braking system

A vehicle control device, particularly for controlling an accelerating and braking vehicle system, comprises a knob, associated with a control member such as a handlebar or steering wheel, and including at least a circumferential recess housing herein an end portion of a brake control cable coupled to the vehicle braking system thereby, by turning clockwise the knob the vehicle braking system is operated, the knob further controlling the vehicle fuel supplying system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318075

Apparatus for sectioning histological samples having a spiral-shaped capillary tube

The invention relates to an apparatus (10) for sectioning histological samples, which encompasses a sectioning unit. (18), a. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120318058

Heat conduction-type sensor for calibrating effects of temperature and type of fluid, and thermal flow sensor and thermal barometric sensor using this sensor

A heat conduction-type sensor corrects (calibrate) effects of a temperature of a measurement target fluid and a type of the fluid on a measurement value in measurement of a flow velocity, a mass flow, or an atmospheric pressure. Also provided is a thermal flow sensor and a thermal barometric sensor with this correcting function, high sensitivity, simple configuration, and low cost. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120317980

Universal heat engine

A universal heat engine is disclosed for converting energy from an input heat source to an output. The universal heat engine comprises a heat engine section and an output section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/20/12 / #20120317972

Two cycles heat engine

A thermal engine with a heated external chamber capable of generating highly compressed fluid, releasing work energy when injected into a cylinder of an engine equipped with a one cycle cam shaft, thus producing power on every one half revolution of the crank shaft. The exhaust stroke is utilized to pressurize the fluid in the system by forcing the spent fluid into a manifold, pressurized fluid is prevented from returning to the engine by a one way gate valve. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317624

Method for managing access to protected resources and delegating authority in a computer network

In a method, a consumer (100), being a software application or web site accessing a service provider (200) on behalf of a user, transmits (s10) to a service provider (200), being a software application or web site providing access to protected resources, a request for authorization to access by the consumer (100) on behalf of a delegatee (410) the protected resources of a delegator (420). The service provider (200) transmits (s20) to a controller (300) the request for authorization. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317604

Resource allocation for video on demand

A video on demand system has a video server (200) for outputting video streams requested by users, via a core network (620) and access networks (630, 640, 650). A resource manager (600) determines occupation information concerning how much of the previously allocated capacity is occupied by previously authorized video streams is determined before authorizing transmitting a new requested video stream. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317566

Virtual machine packet processing

Packet processing for packets from a virtual machine includes receiving a packet from an external switch at a computer system hosting a plurality of virtual machines. If the received packet is a learning packet, storing a packet signature determined from the learning packet. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317562

Method and apparatus for downgrading firmware in a controller

A method for downgrading firmware in a controller is provided. The method includes receiving a request, by the controller, to downgrade the firmware from a current version to an older version. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317526

Verification method, computer-readable recording medium, and design verification apparatus

A design verification method is disclosed. A computer searches for a path in accordance with a connection relationship between blocks by referring to a netlist stored in a storage part based on terminal information concerning a verification of a circuit which is formed by the blocks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317467

Identifying url target hostnames

Techniques are provided for displaying a uniform resource locator (url) to assist a user in determining whether a url destination is what the user expects. A link is presented for selection to a user, and a url corresponding to the link is accessed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317306

Statistical network traffic signature analyzer

A network traffic analyzer may identify applications transmitting information across a network by analyzing various protocol attributes of the communication. A set of signatures may be created by training a machine learning system using network traffic with and without a specific application. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317230

Network apparatus, transmission destination inquiring method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A network apparatus includes a learning table that stores transmission destination information, which is used in transmitting a frame to a node, in association with an address of a node of a transmission destination, an address inquiring unit that transmits, when detecting a frame indicating a transmission request and transmission destination information associated with an address of a transmission destination of the detected frame is not stored in the storing unit, an inquiry request for the transmission destination information to an adjacent node, the inquiry request being added with a predetermined number of hops indicating a number of nodes to which the inquiring request is transmitted, and a frame transmitting unit that transmits, based on response information to the inquiry request, the frame indicating the transmission request.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317138

Communication apparatus and address learning method

A communication apparatus operates as a node of a network. The communication apparatus includes a port-state managing unit that updates, every time failure occurrence in the network is detected, state information indicating a state of the network, a database updating unit that updates, based on a transmission source address and a reception port of a received frame and the state information managed by the port-state managing unit, a database that determines an output port when a frame in which the transmission source address is a destination address is received, and an output-destination determining unit that determines an output port of the received frame by searching through the database using, as search keys, the destination address of the received frame and the state information managed by the port-state managing unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317110

Interestingness ranking of media objects

Media objects, such as images or soundtracks, may be ranked according to a new class of metrics known as “interestingness.” these rankings may be based at least in part on the quantity of user-entered metadata concerning the media object, the number of users who have assigned metadata to the media object, access patterns related to the media object, and/or a lapse of time related to the media object.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317099

Controlling disclosure of trace data related to moving object

A system for controlling disclosure of trace data related to moving object, including a first receiving module for receiving, for at least one moving object in a first region, a first record aggregate; a second receiving module for receiving, for at least one moving object in a second region, a second record aggregate; a calculating module for calculating trace data from at least one attribute value of a first identifier that is in received first and second record aggregates in response to data search request; an anonymizing module for calculating to satisfy a condition of the moving object passing through at least one region; and a transmitting module for returning calculated trace data as a search result if the moving object moves in calculated ranges and if the moving object has the first identifier that is in both the received first and second record aggregates.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317035

Processing transactions with an extended application id and dynamic cryptograms

Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for handling information related to a transaction conducted with a presentation instrument at a pos device. Extended application ids and dynamic cryptograms are use for the transaction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120317015

Loan management system and methods

A system for managing loans and loan leads is described. The loan and loan lead management system features software and hardware that permit loan applications to be received, submitted, and processed in an automated electronic process while also generating leads based on loan applicants whose loan applications are rejected or withdrawn that may be sold to other lenders. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316917

Extracting dimensions of quality from online user-generated content

The quality of a product may be an important driver of consumer satisfaction, competition, and long-term brand success. Identifying the right dimensions of product quality may be central to devising segmentation and positioning strategies, rankings brands, creating advertising content, improving current products, or designing new products. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316915

Apparatus for monitoring fluid levels in a remotely located storage tank

An improved system for delivering propane or other consumable liquid to remotely located storage tanks including a novel combination of remote monitoring of customer tanks and an improved method of using the remote monitoring data to optimally schedule 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

12/13/12 / #20120316904

Detailed method of and system for modeling and analyzing business improvement programs

A computer program product for using artificial intelligence based cognitive learning methods to enable the identification and optional implementation of the optimal mode for purchasing items and managing elements of value for a business enterprise. The items, elements of value and components of value of the business enterprise are analyzed and modeled using predictive models that are developed by learning from the data associated with said business enterprise. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316902

User interface for real time view of web site activity

A user interface (ui) adapted to allow a web site owner/operator to view real time information concerning activities of visitors to a web site. The ui includes a plurality of information fields that provide real time information concerning visitor browsing and purchasing activities at the subject web site with which the analytics information is concerned. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316859

Embedded bus emulation

A bus emulation device in accordance with one aspect of the present description includes an embedded microcontroller and a nonvolatile memory carried on a body. The memory contains firmware which includes boot code adapted to boot the microcontroller to operate in one of a plurality of dedicated operating modes in response to a mode switch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316835

Anomaly detection method and anomaly detection system

A method and system for detecting an anomaly or a fault in equipment such as a plant. A method of representing the state of the equipment is offered. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316774

Automatic navigation to a prior known location

The disclosed architecture facilitates the capture of data associated with a specific geographic location, as captured by a mobile device of a user at the geographic location, for the purpose of guiding the user back to that specific geographic location. When applied to vehicles or other types of user mobility (e.g., walking) the architecture automatically detects that a user has controlled a means of transportation to a stationary (or parked) state, such as associated with a parked car. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316746

Cruise control apparatus and control method thereof

Disclosed is a cruise control method including traveling a vehicle at a speed input by a driver, receiving road information from a navigation device, confirming whether or not deceleration information is present in the road information, confirming a speed corresponding to the deceleration information if the deceleration information is present, and controlling a speed of the vehicle to the confirmed speed if the confirmed speed is greater than the input speed. If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit of a road, the vehicle speed is automatically reduced to below the speed limit, and a warning operation is performed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316745

Turning control device for vehicle

A turning control device for a vehicle includes: a first standard yaw rate calculation unit that calculates a first standard yaw rate on the basis of detection signals of the lateral acceleration detection unit and the vehicle speed detection unit, a correction unit that corrects the first standard yaw rate, in an increasing direction on the basis of detection signals of a steering amount detection unit and the vehicle speed detection unit, and calculates a second standard yaw rate, a braking force control amount calculation unit that calculates a yaw rate deviation that is a deviation between the second standard yaw rate and an actual yaw rate, which is detected by the yaw rate detection unit, and determines a braking force control amount so as to cancel out the yaw rate deviation, and a braking control unit that controls the braking force on the basis of the braking force control amount determined by the braking force control amount calculation unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316744

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system configured to stabilize a behavior of a vehicle during turning by correcting a driving force or a braking force. The vehicle control system comprises a lateral acceleration detecting means detecting longitudinal acceleration acting in an axle direction of the vehicle ve (step s102); and a driving/braking force correcting means determining a changing amount fctrl and a changing rate dfctrl of the correction based on the lateral acceleration gy in case the running vehicle ve is turned.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316733

Vehicle turning control device

A vehicle turning control device of the present invention includes: a correcting section that decides a correction amount for correcting a first standard yaw rate in a direction of increase, and calculates a second standard yaw rate from the first standard yaw rate in accordance with this correction amount; a braking force control amount operating section that calculates a yaw rate deviation between the second standard yaw rate and the actual detected yaw rate, and decides a braking force control amount in a direction which cancels out the yaw rate deviation; and a braking control device that controls the braking force based on the braking force control amount. The correcting section is provided with a plurality of correction regulating sections that, when they determine that a vehicle is in a predetermined running state, decrease the correction amount.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316701

Spherical infrared robotic vehicle

A spherical infrared robotic vehicle (sirv) is provided for remote reconnaissance. The sirv includes a spherical shell, a chassis within the shell, an infrared sensor within the chassis and a set of wheels between the shell and chassis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316630

Methods and apparatus for effectuating a lasting change in a neural-function of a patient

The following disclosure describes several methods and apparatus for intracranial electrical stimulation to treat or otherwise effectuate a change in neural-functions of a patient. The methods in accordance with the invention can be used to treat brain damage (e.g., stroke, trauma, etc.), brain disease (e.g., alzheimer's, pick's, parkinson's, etc.), and/or brain disorders (e.g., epilepsy, depression, etc.). ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316446

Raman spectral analysis for disease detection and monitoring

A system and method for raman spectral analysis for diagnostic purposes to identify the disease state of biological tissue. The sampled tissue can be any human or animal tissue, including but not limited to prostate, breast, cervical tissue, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120316024

Drive axle housing system for reducing oil churning

A drive axle housing system may minimize churning of splash and spray oil within a drive axle housing. The drive axle housing system includes apparatus for incorporation into the axle, the apparatus including an oil churning reduction member that may be affixed to the interior walls of the axle housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315868

Queue management

Disclosed are methods and devices for queue management that allow a person waiting in the queue to choose to receive at least one warning communication, for example on a wireless communication device such as a cellular telephone. In some embodiments, the person agrees to “buy” the warnings and concomitant free time by agreeing to pay for at least one warning communication and/or by agreeing to accept advertisements.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315810

Outboard motor control device and marine vessel including the same

An outboard motor control device is arranged to control a plurality of outboard motors. The outboard motor control device includes a malfunction determination unit arranged to determine whether any of the outboard motors is malfunctioning in turning angle control, a turning angle control stop unit arranged to stop turning angle control of an outboard motor determined as malfunctioning in turning angle control by the malfunction determination unit, a turning angle range limitation unit arranged to limit a turning angle range of other normally functioning outboard motor according to a turning angle of the outboard motor malfunctioning in turning angle control, and a turning angle control unit arranged to perform turning angle control of the normally functioning outboard motor in the turning angle range limited by the turning angle range limitation unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315757

Method of forming wiring and method of manufacturing semiconductor substrates

Disclosed is a method of forming wiring. The method includes the steps of: depositing a metal thin film (12) of copper (cu) on a glass substrate (11) serving as a base; forming an insulating film or a metal insulating film (131) containing no cu on the metal thin film (12); patterning a photoresist (14) by photolithography on the insulating film (131); etching a liner film (13) by isotropic dry etching using the photoresist (14) as an etching mask; and after the etching of the liner film (13), removing the photoresist (14), and then removing part of the metal thin film (12) by isotropic wet etching using the liner film (13) as an etching mask, thereby forming metal wiring (12a).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315737

Methods of forming variable resistive memory devices

A method of forming a variable resistive memory device includes forming a conductive pattern that alternates with a first insulation pattern along a first direction on a substrate that is parallel with a surface of the substrate, forming a preliminary sacrificial pattern on the conductive pattern that contacts a sidewall of the first insulation pattern, etching the conductive pattern using the preliminary sacrificial pattern as an etch masks to form a preliminary bottom electrode pattern, patterning the preliminary sacrificial pattern and the preliminary bottom electrode pattern to form a sacrificial pattern and a bottom electrode pattern that each include at least two portions which are separated from each other along a second direction intersecting the first direction, and replacing the sacrificial pattern with a variable resistive pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315733

Method of fabricating gate elctrode using a treated hard mask

A hard mask layer with a limited thickness is formed over a gate electrode layer. A treatment is provided on the hard mask layer to transform the hard mask layer to be more resistant to wet etching solution. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315721

Methods of manufacturing a solar cell module

Methods of manufacturing a solar cell module are provided. The method may include forming lower electrodes on a substrate, forming a light absorption layer on the lower electrodes and the substrate, patterning the light absorption layer to form a trench exposing the lower electrodes, and forming window electrodes using a conductive film. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315720

Method for forming imagers

A micro-lens array with reduced or no empty space between individual micro-lenses and a method for forming same. The micro-lens array is formed by patterning a first set of micro-lens material in a checkerboard pattern on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315717

Methods of manufacturing wire, tft, and flat panel display device

A method of manufacturing a wire may include forming a wire pattern, which at least includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a third conductive layer arranged in the order stated on a substrate. At least the second conductive layer may have higher etch selectivity than the first and third conductive layers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315715

Method of fabricating fringe field switching liquid crystal display device

A method of fabricating a fringe field switching (ffs)-liquid crystal display (lcd) device may have the following advantage. An inferior connection between the drain electrode and the pixel electrode may be prevented by preventing formation of a copper compound on the drain electrode, by performing a back channel etching after patterning a pixel electrode, and by performing a wet strip rather than a dry strip. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315616

E-learning method and system

A system for delivering e-learning in ways that support many of the teaching and learning practices of interactive classroom training through electronic interactions. In a first aspect, an embodiment provides dynamic learning groups, i.e., peer groups of students who will have social learning interactions as they go through a course. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315615

Multi-sensory method for learning names

A method for assisting individuals with learning the names of others is characterized by the display and recognition of information relating to the person whose name is to be learned. Such information is stored in a database and then provided incrementally to the person who is trying to learn the names. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315610

International alphabet board and method for learning languages with the same

An alphabet board designed to facilitate learning one of several languages includes pockets organized in rows on the front side of the board with each pocket bearing a removable letter of the chosen language and made to receive a set of letter cards bearing a letter matching the letter on the pocket. An area on the front side of the board is designed to receive and display letter cards pulled and placed to spell at least one word in the language. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315605

System and method for providing learning information for visually impaired people based on haptic electronic board

A system and method for providing learning information for visually impaired people based on a haptic electronic board is disclosed. The system for visually impaired people includes a learning information server in conjunction with a lecture and authoring program; a first information output device (pc) for receiving learning information for people with low vision from the learning information server through a wired/wireless network (lan or wlan) and having a viewer program for people with low vision, which is install therein, for providing functions of enlarging and reducing a screen; and a second information output device (haptic electronic board) for accessing to the learning information server through a local wireless network (zigbee or bluetooth) by using unique device ids, converting learning information for blind people received from the learning information server to the haptic electronic board into haptic information, and transferring the haptic information to blind people.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315581

Patterning process and resist composition

A negative pattern is formed by applying a resist composition onto a substrate, prebaking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking (peb), and developing the exposed resist film in an organic solvent developer to dissolve the unexposed region of resist film. The resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units of (meth)acrylate having two adjacent hydroxyl groups substituted with acid labile groups, an acid generator, and an organic solvent displays a high dissolution contrast between the unexposed region of promoted dissolution and the exposed region of inhibited dissolution.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315572

Method of preparing carrier for electrophotography, carrier for electrophotography, developer for electrophotography, process cartridge and image forming apparatus

A method of preparing carrier for electrophotography, which includes a core material and a coating material layer formed on the surface of the core material, including coating a coating material of the coating material layer on the core material; and burning the coating material by an induction heater, wherein the induction heater applies an alternative current to parallely-located plural coil circuits including a conductive wire including the shape of a coil to generate a magnetic line changing its direction and intensity for inductively heating the core material to heat the coating material.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315213

Method for producing graphite material and graphite material

There is provided a method for producing a graphite material and a graphite material produced by the method the method includes a kneading step of adding a hydrophobic binding material to a first carbonaceous raw material containing coke powder, followed by heat kneading to obtain a mixture, a pulverizing step of pulverizing the mixture obtained in the kneading step to obtain a second carbonaceous raw material, a granulating step of obtaining a granulated powder using the second carbonaceous raw material obtained in the pulverizing step, a hydrophilic binding material and a solvent, a molding step of subjecting the granulated powder obtained in the granulating step to cold isostatic press molding to obtain a molded body, a burning step of burning the molded body obtained in the molding step to obtain a burnt product, and a graphitizing step of graphitizing the burnt product obtained in the burning step.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315109

Metal members and assemblies that have reinforced punched holes and method of forming the holes

A metal member defining a hole in which the hole is reinforced by forming a flange and turning the flange back upon itself so that the rolled outer surface of the flange defines the perimeter of the hole. The sheared edge is spaced from the perimeter of the hole. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315106

Fastener for strut channel

A self-contained fastener is provided for attaching to a structure having opposing edges that flank a cavity across a gap. The fastener includes a grip member, a clamp member and a latch member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315094

Method to process contaminated soil or waste in high temperature

A method to process contaminated soil or waste in high temperature. The material (4, 5) to be processed is conducted to a first rotating drum oven (1), where the material is heated to a temperature of 230-280° c., at which components of the material evaporate and gasify. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315038

Optical access network system

In an optical access network system in which a relay station receives a wavelength multiplexed and time-division multiplexed optical signal (wdm optical signal) from an optical network, and the relay station transmits optical signals having specified wavelengths to subscriber units, the relay station demultiplexes the wdm optical signal into a plurality of groups with one group having a plurality of optical signals having a fixed wavelength interval between signals, then divides the optical signals of each group into k branches (k is the number of subscriber units) and inputs the signals to optical switches, and by turning on/off the optical switches such that they are spaced in time, inputs the branched optical signals to the respective specified subscribers units.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120315009

Text-synchronized media utilization and manipulation

A method of retrieving multimedia content using a mobile computing device is disclosed. The method includes entering search terms on a mobile computing device, and searching for the search terms in a first transcript library stored in a memory of a mobile computing device to return a match. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314984

Rolling bearing

A rolling bearing used in a power transmission device for transmitting power such as turning force, includes a magnet for holding in a lubrication portion of the rolling bearing. A lubricating magnetic fluid for lubricating the lubrication portion is provided on at least one side of an outer race of the rolling bearing, and an annular yoke made of a magnetic material loosely fitted to a rotating shaft is provided on the opposite side of said magnet relative to said outer race.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314941

Accurate text classification through selective use of image data

Product images are used in conjunction with textual descriptions to improve classifications of product offerings. By combining cues from both text and image descriptions associated with products, implementations enhance both the precision and recall of product description classifications within the context of web-based commerce search. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314939

Recognizing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium

A predetermined feature point obtained from an input image is extracted. An image that indicates a locus specifying a predetermined graphic included in the input image and corresponds to a feature point is acquired using a hough transform. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314938

Image type classifier for improved remote presentation session compression

An invention is disclosed for classifying a graphic—e.g. As text or non-text. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314882

Production of ambient noise-cancelling earphones

The invention is intended to facilitate the production of ambient noise- cancelling earphones and, to that end, provides a module (30) comprising a microspeaker (34) and an electret microphone (38) both carried on a common substrate (32) which is also configured to incorporate an acoustic resistor (33, 35). The module (30) is incorporated into an earpiece having electrical connections to noise-cancelling electronic circuitry that is provided separately from the earpiece and is housed, for example, in a separate pod (82, 102) or incorporated within the body of a cellular telephone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314708

Method and system for preventing mac addresses learning in a provider backbone network (pbbn)

The present invention provides a method and system for preventing mac address learning in provider backbone bridge network (pbbn). In one embodiment, this is accomplished by receiving data frames from at least one operator/client at the first pbb network which has to be communicating to the second pbb network, adding forward path learning information from the received data frames in the first pbb network and translating backbone mac source address of the received data frame at the first pbb network by replacing the backbone mac source address with a beb backbone mac address, thereby preventing of backbone mac address learning of the first pbb network in the second pbb network.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314624

Dynamically determining hostnames of network devices

Techniques are disclosed for dynamically determining or learning hostnames. According to embodiments described herein, a solicitation message is received at a first network device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314111

Imaging device and solid-state imaging device

A row scanning unit activates a synchronous curtain shutter mode in which pixel reset scan is performed and exposure of the imaging area is started by the pixel reset scan and is ended by light shielding by a mechanical curtain shutter, the pixel reset scan meaning that scan on a row-by-row basis is performed on pixel reset in which the photodiodes are reset by turning on the transfer transistors and a corresponding reset transistor, wherein in the mechanical curtain synchronous shutter mode, the pixel reset scan according to the traveling characteristics of the mechanical curtain shutter is performed, and the pixel reset scan includes performing a pixel reset operation simultaneously on the unit cells of different rows.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314074

Surrounding area monitoring device for vehicle

A surrounding area monitoring apparatus, which is built into a vehicle, images the area surrounding the vehicle and detects physical objects in the area surrounding the vehicle based on the image taken. The apparatus determines whether the detected physical object is a pedestrian or an animal, and a warning is given to the driver of the vehicle if the determined physical object is present within a specified area from the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314071

Pedestrian collision warning system

A method is provided for preventing a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. The method uses a camera and a processor mountable in the motor vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314069

Vehicle optical sensor system

An optical sensor system adapted for use on a vehicle including a plurality of optoelectronic devices and a single high efficiency first lens. The optical sensor system is positioned on the vehicle to view a field of view about the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120314045

Wearable systems for audio, visual and gaze monitoring

A non-obtrusive portable device, wearable from infancy through adulthood, mounted with i) a set of two or more optical device(s) providing visual and audio information as perceived by the user; ii) an actuated mirror or optical device returning visual information on part of the face of the user. The audio-visual signals may be processed on-board or off-board via either hardwired or wireless transmission. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313976

Computer-readable storage medium having display control program stored therein, display control method, display control system, and display control apparatus

A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a program that is executed by a computer using a display section and an input section for designating a position on a screen of the display section. The program causes the computer to operate as: means for displaying at least a part of a first content and a second content such that a first region defined by the first content includes a second region for displaying the second content; means for determining, on the basis of a position designated by the input section, whether or not a criterion concerning the input is met; and means for switching between a first mode in which the input operation changes a display form of the first content, and a second mode in which the input operation changes a display form of the second content within the second region, depending on a result of the determination.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313846

Backlight scanning method and liquid crystal display

The disclosed technology discloses a backlight scanning method for controlling a backlight of a liquid crystal display panel, the backlight comprising light groups on left and right sides. The method comprises steps of: determining a time period for turning on and off the light groups on the left and right sides in accordance with a control signal for pixels in the liquid crystal display panel; and in scanning, turning on and off the light groups on the left and right sides alternately in sets, and during the course of scanning one frame, turning on or off the light groups on the left and right sides at least two times.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313833

Aperture antenna

An aperture antenna for transmitting a circularly polarized signal is provided. The aperture antenna includes an antenna substrate, a feed conductor and an antenna ground layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313795

Device for automobile safety

The present invention discloses a device for automobile safety in the field of automobile safety, which addresses the problems existing in the prior art that the conventional automobiles tend to be stolen and have a low safety. The device for automobile safety includes an rf antenna (jp1), an rfid module, a gsm unit, a data processing unit (u1), a control unit (u2) and automobile circuits. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313792

Methods and systems for early warning detection of emergency vehicles

A system and method for warning of emergency vehicles includes a computing device that receives location data from a transmitter associated with a first vehicle based on a warning system of the first vehicle being activated. The computing device transmits vehicle notification data to a second vehicle based on the location data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313769

Rollover warning system for a vehicle

A rollover warning system for a vehicle includes: a base control inertial measurement unit with a plurality of sensors and a computer. The plurality of sensors measures a plurality of vehicle measurements. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313757

Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same

An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313581

Vehicle

A vehicle is a vehicle in which a high-voltage power supply can be charged with electric power from an external power supply. In a travel mode, a main microcomputer (mmc) of a controller outputs a request signal requesting to forcibly turn a plug-in main relay (pimr) on to a sub-microcomputer (smc), in order to activate a charging system that is essentially not required to be activated. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313563

System and method for supplementing a generated dc power supply

A renewable energy source is converted into a desired dc voltage that is delivered to a dc motor controller of a permanent magnet motor. A micro controller monitors the amount of supplied renewable dc having the desired dc voltage, which is delivered to each phase of the motor by turning on fet switches on demand. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313535

Method and apparatus for adjusting an ambient light threshold

A load control device adapted to be coupled between an ac power source and an electrical load for controlling the power delivered to the load includes a controller, an actuator for turning the electrical load on and off, an occupancy detection circuit, and an ambient light detector. The load control device automatically turns on the electrical load in response to the presence of an occupant only if the detected ambient light is below a predetermined ambient light level threshold. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313507

Beta-sialon, method for manufacturing the same, and light-emitting device

A method for manufacturing β-sialon, including: a mixing process wherein at least one of aluminum oxide and silicon oxide, silicon nitride, aluminum nitride, and europium compound are mixed; a burning process wherein the mixture having undergone the mixing process is heated at the temperature hither than 1950° c. But not exceeding 2200° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313251

Interconnect structure with improved alignment for semiconductor devices

Methods and structure are provided for creating and utilizing hard masks to facilitate creation of a grating effect to control an anisotropic etching process for the creation of an opening, and subsequent formation of a interconnect structure (e.g., a via) in a multilayered semiconductor device. A first hard mask can be patterned to control etching in a first dimension, and a second hard mask can be patterned to control etching in a second dimension, wherein the second hard mask is patterned orthogonally opposed to the first hard mask. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313197

In-pixel high dynamic range imaging

Each of the mos capacitance regions will have different threshold voltages, thereby turning “on” at different illumination conditions. This increases the dynamic range of the imaging pixel, thereby providing hdr for the host imaging system.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313189

Method of preventing stiction of mems devices

A method and apparatus are disclosed for reducing stiction in mems devices. The method comprises patterning a cmos wafer to expose titanium-nitride (tin) surface for a mems stop and patterning the tin to form a plurality of stop pads on the top metal aluminum surface of the cmos wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313179

Modular die and mask for semiconductor processing

Modular dies and modular masks for the manufacture of semiconductor devices are described. The modular mask can be used repeatedly to make multiple, substantially-similar modular dies. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120313005

Ion generating apparatus and ion presence determining method

It is expected to provide an ion generating apparatus and an ion presence determination method that can prevent the lower accuracy of the ion presence determination caused by the humidity effect. The ion generators are switched on at the different timing, the electrical potential of the collecting electrode is measured to determine that the ion is present (or not present) when the voltage difference is larger (or smaller) than the threshold. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312938

Single-leg deposit surface with cup holder for a sandy subsurface

The invention relates to an individually positionable deposit surface as a cup holder above a sandy subsurface, including a two-part system, wherein a substantially straight mandrel is provided, which includes an upper and a lower section. The lower section is adapted for turning or inserting into the sandy subsurface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312869

Methods for making paperboard blanks and paperboard products therefrom

Methods for making paperboard blanks and paperboard products therefrom are provided. In one aspect, a method for making a paperboard blank can include burning a paperboard substrate to form at least one aperture therethrough. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312835

Cassette for automated teller machine

A cassette for an automatic teller machine (atm) is provided, which is capable of returning a paper medium disposed at an entrance of the cassette into the cassette using a moving force of a shutter that closes the entrance, during separation of the cassette from a cassette receiving portion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312676

Proximity switch having learned sensitivity and method therefor

A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having learned sensitivity control. The switch includes a proximity sensor, such as a capacitive sensor, installed in a vehicle and providing a sense activation field. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312598

Apparatuses and methods for determining temperature data of a component of an earth-boring drilling tool

Components, such as a cutting element for an earth-boring drilling tool include an ultrasonic transducer coupled therewith, and configured to transmit an acoustic signal therethrough, and transmit a data signal to a data acquisition unit in response to receiving a returning echo of the acoustic signals. An earth-boring drilling tool, comprises a bit body including a plurality of components, an ultrasonic transducer, and a data acquisition unit operably coupled with the ultrasonic transducer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312564

Method and device for quenching oil and petroleum products in tanks

Method and device for quenching oil and petroleum products in a tank in which a fire-extinguishing mixture is fed through a floating sprinkler surfacing above a burning liquid surface. A floating sprinkler connected to a discharge pipeline via an opening-closing device with an injector is installed under the burning liquid layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312541

Apparatus and method for processing fluids from a well

Provided is a system, including a first module (35b) configured to process fluid from a well, wherein the first module (35b) has an extension conduit (5b), having a connection that is coupleable to a central mandrel of a manifold (5), a processing device arranged in a region surrounding the extension conduit (5b), a processing input (18a), and a processing output (19a). Further provided is a method of processing well fluids, including diverting fluids from a bore of a manifold (1) to a processing module (35b), wherein the processing module (35b) is coupled to a mandrel of the manifold (5), processing the fluids in the processing module (35b), and returning the fluids to a flowpath (19a) for recovery.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312502

Wind tunnel turning vane heat exchanger

A cooling system for a wind tunnel (100) is disclosed. The heat exchanger (200) of the present disclosure is formed as a turning vane assembly in an airflow duct of a re-circulating wind tunnels. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312477

Winder for rectangular cross-section wire

A device is provided for winding wire into a coil. The device includes a shaft for turning on an axis; a hub attached to the shaft; inner and outer wheels; a mandrel having an outer radial surface for looping the wire; and a guide connectable to the mandrel and extending past the inner wheel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312472

Semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus

A semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus includes: a first pattern forming unit for forming a first pattern by patterning a first mask material layer; a boundary layer forming unit for forming a boundary layer at sidewall portions and top portions of the first pattern; a second mask material layer forming unit for forming a second mask material layer so as to cover a surface of the boundary layer; a second mask material removing unit for removing a part of the second mask material layer to expose top portions of the boundary layer; a boundary layer etching unit for forming a second pattern by etching and removing the boundary layer and forming a void between the sidewall portions of the first pattern and the second mask material layer; and a trimming unit for reducing a width of the first pattern and a width of the second pattern to predetermined widths.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312403

Outlet switch device and an outlet switch method

The outlet switch device includes a fixed unit, an outlet switch mechanism, an inlet switch mechanism and a driving mechanism. The outlet function switch is realized through the relative rotation between the outlet switch mechanism and the fixed unit; the fixed unit includes a control cavity and an inlet waterway connected to the external water resource; the outlet switch mechanism includes a switch plate, which is movable connected inside the control cavity and divides the control cavity into an upper cavity and a lower cavity; the inlet switch mechanism controls the inlet waterway to control the water turning into the upper cavity or the lower cavity, making the switch plate move up and down with the effect of the water; the driving mechanism is disposed between the switch plate and the fixed unit to transform the action up and down to rotation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312190

Method for preparing a fire retardant additive for coatings and resulting products

The present invention refers to a process for the preparation of an additive with a metallic hydroxide base, and especially of magnesium hydroxide, to be integrated in coatings with the purpose to give them higher flame retarding properties. The hydroxide has an average particle size that is selected from between 1 nanometer and 10 microns preferable with a wide variety, the magnesium hydroxide is submitted to a treatment of washing and diffusion, mainly so that they efficiently are dispersed in, and do not interfere with, the desired properties of the coating. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312116

Vertical articulated robot

A vertical articulated robot includes a base, a turning base, a first upper arm, a second upper arm, a front arm, a wrist assembly, a first motor, a second motor, a third motor, a fourth motor, and a wire body. The wire body includes a first wire portion, a second wire portion, a third wire portion, a fourth wire portion, a fifth wire portion, and a sixth wire portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312077

Dual mode water leak detector

A dual mode water leak detector is combined with a hivar air condition system or unit. The air conditioning unit or system uses chilled water for cooling or hot water or electric coils for heating and employs means for supplying heated or cooled air into a floor void and channeling return air to designated vents under the floor or through a false ceiling. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312068

Stamping tool

A stamping tool for stamping a product having an extending portion includes an upper mold having an inserting punch of which a bottom end defines an inclined pressing surface exposed under the upper mold, and a lower mold including an adjusting element, a sliding block, a returning block, a returning bolt and an elastic element. The returning bolt is inserted in the elastic element, and then screwed in the sliding block through the returning block. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312022

Coalescing filter

A fuel system comprising a liquid fuel tank, an engine, and a coalescing filter adapted to separate water from fuel, the filter having an inlet fluidically connected to the fuel tank, a first outlet fluidically connected to a fuel feed system for the engine, and a second outlet fluidically connected to the fuel tank, wherein the coalescing filter is adapted to discharge fuel filtrate from the second outlet and filtrand from the first outlet. Also, a method of removing water or ice from a fuel tank, the method comprising directing a flow of fuel from a fuel tank to a coalescing filter adapted to separate water from fuel, discharging filtrand from a first outlet of the coalescing filter to a fuel feed system for consumption by an engine, and discharging fuel filtrate from a second outlet of the coalescing filter and returning the fuel filtrate to the fuel tank.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120312009

Expander lubrication in vapour power systems

A vapour power generating system including a closed circuit for a working fluid, and includes a heat exchanger assembly for heating the fluid under pressure with heat from the source, a separator for separating the vapour phase of the heated fluid from the liquid phase thereof, an expander for expanding the vapour to generate power, a condenser for condensing the outlet fluid from the expander, a feed pump for returning condensed fluid from the condenser to the heater and a return path for returning the liquid phase from the separator to the heater. The liquid phase of the working fluid contains a lubricant which lubricant is soluble or miscible in the liquid phase and a bearing supply path is arranged to deliver liquid phase pressurised by the feed pump to at least one bearing for a rotary element of the expander.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120311993

Multi-pulse rocket motor and pulse unit thereof

A pulse unit of a multi-pulse rocket motor has: a propellant in an internal-burning type or internal-end-burning type shape that is loaded within a motor case; an igniter arranged at an end surface of the propellant; a barrier membrane arranged to cover a whole of an initial burning surface of the propellant and the igniter; a forward joint arranged at a forward end of the motor case; and a rearward joint arranged at a rearward end of the motor case. The forward joint is formed so as to be connectable with the rearward joint of another pulse unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/13/12 / #20120311781

System and method for patient turning and repositioning with simultaneous off-loading of the bony prominences

The present invention relates to a system and method for sacral and trochanteric support and off-loading. The system provides a ultra low pressure plenum and a positioner. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311703

Reputation-based threat protection

Information concerning a plurality of identified threats provided by a plurality of preselected sources is stored in memory. An e-mail message may be received over a communication network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311569

Test suites for virtualized computing environments

A method and system for performing tests in a virtualized computing environment. A test suite includes test code for testing emulation of a device associated with a guest hosted by a computer system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311519

System and method for providing expert advice on software development practices

A software development practices expert system and method is described. The expert system utilizes control systems engineering designs, as well as dynamic systems models to inform and guide the selection, assembly, composition, publishing and presentation, enactment, assessment, learning and analysis, refactoring, improvement and simulation of software development practices into approaches or methods to software development. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311369

Image forming apparatus, power control method therefor, and storage medium storing power control program therefor

An image forming apparatus that is capable of reducing power consumption by controlling electric power without employing a complex control in a unit of a small-scale module. The image forming apparatus executes processes concerning image formation in units of modules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311292

Storage managing system, computer system, and storage managing method

The present invention provides a technique for arranging a virtual logical volume group for satisfying target response performance and realizing a cost reduction. For this purpose, in the present invention, in a storage managing system which manages a storage subsystem comprising in a pool using plural storage devices (hierarchies) having different performances and provides plural virtual logical volumes from the pool, the plural virtual logical volumes are classified into plural groups on the basis of information concerning target response performance concerning each of the plural virtual logical volumes such that each of the plural virtual logical volumes satisfies the target response performance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311271

Read cache device and methods thereof for accelerating access to data in a storage area network

A read cache device for accelerating execution of read commands in a storage area network (san) in a data path between frontend servers and a backend storage. The device includes a cache memory unit for maintaining portions of data that reside in the backend storage and mapped to at least one accelerated virtual volume; a cache management unit for maintaining data consistency between the cache memory unit and the at least one accelerated virtual volume; a descriptor memory unit for maintaining a plurality of descriptors; and a processor for receiving each command and each command response travels in the data path serving each received read command directed to the at least one accelerated virtual volume by returning requested data stored in the cache memory unit and writing data to the cache memory unit according to a caching policy.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311260

Storage managing system, computer system, and storage managing method

The present invention provides a configuration which can realize both two objects of prevention of performance deterioration and a reduction in storage management cost and shift a volume to a storage device which supports a hierarchical pool. To provide the configuration, a storage managing system acquires access information indicating an access load to a logical volume in a storage subsystem from a device file in a host server as access information in a page unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120311089

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

12/06/12 / #20120310961

Systems and methods for providing information incorporating reinforcement-based learning and feedback

Systems and methods are provided for feedback-driven provision of information in relation to a plurality of information resources. Some such methods involve: accessing information resources from repositories to establish a mapping between information resources; maintaining a state table comprising a plurality of state-table records, each state-table record attributing a value to a state-action pair, which comprises an indication of actions in relation to the information resources; monitoring actions of a user in relation to the information resources; receiving a feedback metric related to interaction of the user with the information resources; using the feedback metric to update the values of the state-table records; and providing output information based at least in part on the updated values of the state-table records.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310915

Finding indexed documents

Finding indexed documents is described herein, including: extracting a character string from the search query and segmenting the character string into a plurality of search terms, wherein each search term comprises one or more search words; retrieving indexed document sets corresponding to search words included in the plurality of search terms; processing the retrieved indexed document sets associated with a first search term of the plurality of search terms based at least in part on a selection operation, wherein processing results of the retrieved indexed document sets associated with the first search term comprise search results for the first search term; performing set intersection operations on search results corresponding to the plurality of search terms to generate a results document set; and determining and returning a first subset of indexed documents of the results document set that each includes each of the plurality of search terms.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310870

Application configuration generation

Techniques for tuning systems generate configurations that are used to test the systems to determine optimal configurations for the systems. The configurations for a system are generated to allow for effective testing of the system while remaining within budgetary and/or resource constraints. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310869

Active learning systems and methods for rapid porting of machine translation systems to new language pairs or new domains

Systems and methods for active learning of statistical machine translation systems through dynamic creation and updating of parallel corpus. The systems and methods provided create accurate parallel corpus entries from a test set of sentences, words, phrases, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310867

Method for learning remote control and learning remote control thereof

A learning method and a learning remote control in the present invention include: selecting keys to be taught on the learning remote control, and constructing a key series; performing such operation to each key to be taught as: prompting to the keys to be taught, and then receiving and learning commands from a teaching remote control according to the key to be taught; and when being detected that a key is further selected during the operation to each key to be taught, renewing the key series according to this key, and reexecute the operation to each key. The user follows flexible and simple operating steps during the learning procedure of the learning remote control. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310864

Adaptive batch mode active learning for evolving a classifier

This disclosure includes various embodiments of apparatuses, systems, and methods for adaptive batch mode active learning for evolving a classifier. A corpus of unlabeled data elements to be classified is received, a batch size is determined based on a score function, a batch of unlabeled data elements having the determined batch size is selected from the corpus and labeled using a labeling agent or oracle, a classifier is retrained with the labeled data elements, these steps are repeated until a stop criterion has been met, for example, the classifier obtains a desired performance on unlabeled data elements in the corpus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310859

Price earnings derivative financial product

A system for and method of using a financial instrument to take a view on a price-to-earnings ratio for a set of one or more equities. The system and method may be used to commodify the price-to-earnings ratio for one or more equities, such a as a stock or an index. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310799

Payroll reconciliation systems and methods

A method of payroll reconciliation comprising providing a first set of employee payroll data relating to at least one paycheck previously issued to an employee; preparing an adjusting check using the first set of employee payroll data on a paycheck system comprising a client interface comprising a plurality of editable fields; allowing a user to edit data on the plurality of the editable fields, wherein the data on the plurality of the editable fields for the adjusting check comprises cumulative earnings and taxes; storing in a computer readable medium the data for the adjusting check; and preparing an employee paycheck using the paycheck system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310729

Targeted learning in online advertising auction exchanges

A method of placing a bid in an auction for digital advertisement space in an online advertising platform includes determining whether a threshold for optimized bidding has been met, and, upon determining that the threshold has been met, formulating, based at least in part on actual success event data, an optimized value as the bid. If the threshold has not been met, a learn value is formulated as the bid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310702

Systems and methods for monitoring compulsive behavior and for identifying early warning indicators across multiple websites

Various embodiments provide systems for monitoring a plurality of users over one or more websites. Such systems comprise a memory and at least one processor configured to: (a) receive transaction information from the one or more websites for the plurality of users; (b) after receiving the transaction information: (1) determine norms of behavior based on the transaction information; (2) compare the one or more attributes from the transaction information for each individual user of the plurality of users against the norms of behavior; (3) identify individual users of the plurality of users as potentially problem users, the potentially problem users comprising each individual user of the plurality of users who has at least one attribute diverge from the norms of behavior; and (4) save information on the potentially problem users in the memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310652

Adaptive human computer interface (aahci)

An adaptive human-computer interface (aahci) allows an electronic system to automatically monitor and learn from normal in-use behavior exhibited by a human user via responses generated by the supported input devices and to adjust output to the supported output devices accordingly. This auto-learning process is different than computer-directed training sessions and takes place as the user begins to use the device for the first time and with repeated use over time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310644

Insertion of standard text in transcription

A computer program product, for automatically editing a medical record transcription, resides on a computer-readable medium and includes computer-readable instructions for causing a computer to obtain a first medical transcription of a dictation, the dictation being from medical personnel and concerning a patient, analyze the first medical transcription for presence of a first trigger phrase associated with a first standard text block, determine that the first trigger phrase is present in the first medical transcription if an actual phrase in the first medical transcription corresponds with the first trigger phrase, and insert the first standard text block into the first medical transcription.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310619

Fast function extraction

For application to analog, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits, as well as other fields have use for high-dimensional regression, or symbolic modeling, a system and method to extract functions, where each function relates a set of input variables to an output variable (performance metric). The technique enumerates a large set of candidate basis functions, performs pathwise regularized learning on those basis functions to generate a set of candidate models, and finally performs nondominated filtering to identify models that trade off complexity versus error.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310618

Techniques for application tuning

Techniques for tuning systems generate configurations that are used to test the systems to determine optimal configurations for the systems. The configurations for a system are generated to allow for effective testing of the system while remaining within budgetary and/or resource constraints. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310547

Programmable carbon monoxide safety device

A programmable toxic gas safety device for detecting a toxic gas, such as carbon monoxide, is provided. The programmable safety device is preferably used in an enclosed area for monitoring the levels of gas emitted by a device that can produce a toxic gas. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310534

Destination estimating apparatus, navigation system including the destination estimating apparatus, destination estimating method, and destination estimating program

An object of this invention is to improve the accuracy of estimating a destination in a destination estimating apparatus. A destination estimating apparatus 100 includes: a learning data storing unit 9b that stores a history of a location specified as a destination in the past; a destination estimating unit 83 that estimates a destination from among a plurality of destination candidates including a location stored in the learning data storing unit 9b; and a candidate excluding unit 84 that, based on the history stored in the learning data storing unit 9b, excludes a destination candidate for which it is determined that a certainty factor of being a destination is lower than a predetermined threshold value from destination candidates that are estimated as being a destination by the destination estimating unit 83.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310518

Vehicle collision avoidance apparatus, vehicle collision avoidance method and computer program product thereof

A vehicle collision avoidance apparatus, a vehicle collision avoidance method, and a computer program product thereof are provided. The vehicle collision avoidance apparatus is disposed on a vehicle and is used to prevent the vehicle from crashing into a front vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310517

Method for warning a user of a road vehicle about an approaching vehicle

A method for alerting a user of a road vehicle (b-f, 4) for a neighbouring priority vehicle (a, 1) is provided. First data, indicating to the current position of the priority vehicle and the next part of its planned route, are transmitted to other road vehicles the road vehicle and/or its user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310480

Method for operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle and driver assistance system for a motor vehicle

A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle, wherein the system is configured for the automatic actuation of an element chosen from a braking device, a drive device, a steering device and a warning device, is provided. The method includes determining a first parameter characterizing a possible collision of the motor vehicle with an object situated in front of the vehicle in the direction of travel of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310464

Control of a personal transporter based on user position

An apparatus controller for prompting a rider to be positioned on a vehicle in such a manner as to reduce lateral instability due to lateral acceleration of the vehicle. The apparatus has an input for receiving specification from the rider of a desired direction of travel, and indicating means for reflecting to the rider a propitious instantaneous body orientation to enhance stability in the face of lateral acceleration. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310452

Device for stabilising the guidance of a vehicle

The invention relates to a device (10) for stabilizing the guidance of a vehicle (1), the vehicle (1) having at least one or two which is arranged in such a way that it can be turned relative to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle (1), and steering means that interact with the at least one wheel (2) and are designed to guide the vehicle (1) by turning the at least one wheel (2). The device (10) has a detecting unit (12), which is designed to detect an at least partial transition from static friction to dynamic friction between the at least one wheel (2) and a ground covering (3), and furthermore has a control unit (11), which, when the detecting unit (12) detects the transition from static friction to dynamic friction, is designed to turn the at least one wheel (2) by means of the steering means in such a way that the dynamic friction between the wheel (2) and the ground covering (3) changes back to static friction.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310419

Modulating gas furnace

A method controls a modulating gas furnace by monitoring a differential pressure associated with the modulating gas furnace, learning an intermediate value associated with an intermediate capacity between a minimum output capacity of the gas furnace and a maximum output capacity of the gas furnace, learning one of a high value associated with the maximum output capacity and a low value associated with a minimum output capacity, establishing an estimated operating curve using either the intermediate value and the low value or using the intermediate value and the high value, and operating the gas furnace in accordance with the estimated operating curve.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310417

Energy management system

According to one embodiment, system controls electrical apparatus installed in target area. This system includes image sensor and server. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310371

Releasable attachment system for a prosthetic limb

Releasable prosthetic connectors are provided for use with prosthetic limbs and prosthetic mounting systems. The prosthetic connectors provide a secure, rigid connection between the prosthetic limb and the prosthetic mounting system under normal service loads. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120310136

Selective ultrafiltration membranes for renal replacement therapies

A system and method provide improved ultrafiltration of charged/uncharged solutes in a fluid, especially a body fluid. The improvement is achieved through imposed electric field and/or surface charge patterning to a permeable membrane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309969

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

12/06/12 / #20120309787

Insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (irap) inhibitors and uses thereof

The present invention relates to inhibitors of insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (irap) and methods for inhibiting same, as well as compositions comprising said inhibitors. In particular, the inhibitors of the present invention may be useful in therapeutic applications including enhancing memory and learning functions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309647

Patterning and cellular co-culture

Cell co-culturing methods and arrays providing versatility and high resolution. A method comprising: providing at least one substrate; providing at least one first tip with at least one first cell-adhesion material disposed thereon, and at least one second tip with at least one second cell-adhesion material disposed thereon, wherein the first cell-adhesion material is different from the second cell-adhesion material; depositing the first cell-adhesion material from the first tip to the substrate to form at least one first deposit, and depositing the second cell-adhesion material from the second tip to the substrate to form at least one second deposit; and wherein the first and second deposits are capable of providing selective binding to at least one first cell so that the first cell selectively binds to the first deposit, and wherein the second deposit is capable of binding to at least one second cell.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309461

Methods and apparatus for providing presentations for the composition of messages having size limitations

Methods and apparatus for use in providing presentations for the composition of messages having size limitations are described. A communication device receives, via its user interface, one or more character inputs in a message composition field for a new message being composed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309450

Method for controlling communication states of mobile terminal and mobile terminal

The invention provides a method for controlling communication states of a mobile terminal and the mobile terminal. The method comprises: the mobile terminal receiving and storing a planned time period input by a user and a communication state corresponding to the planned time period through a specific setup interface; and the mobile terminal detecting whether the current time is in the planned time period, if yes, detecting whether the current communication state is consistent with the communication state corresponding to the stored planned time period, and if they are inconsistent, adjusting the current communication state to the communication state corresponding to the planned time period. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309444

Cooperative spectrum sensing method and system for locationing primary transmitters in a cognitive radio system

In a cooperative spectrum sensing method and system for locationing primary transmitters, each of secondary users transmits to a corresponding one of cognitive radio (cr) base station location information thereof and a received signal strength indicator (rssi) value generated thereby in response to sensing power signals from the primary transmitters. The cr base stations transmit the location information and the rddi values of the secondary users to a data fusion center such that the data fusion center obtains the number and locations of the primary transmitters based on the location information and the rssi values received thereby using a learning algorithm to thereby reconstruct a power propagation map of the primary transmitters.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309199

Manufacturing method for dual damascene structure

A manufacturing method for a dual damascene structure first includes providing a substrate having at least a dielectric layer, a first hard mask layer, a first cap layer, a second hard mask layer, and a second cap layer sequentially formed thereon, performing a first double patterning process to form a plurality of first trench openings and second trench openings in the second cap layer and the second hard mask, and the first layer being exposed in bottoms of the first trench openings and the second trench openings, performing a second double patterning process to form a plurality of first via openings and second via openings in the first cap layer and the first hard mask layer, and transferring the first trench openings, the second trench openings, the first via openings, and the second via openings to the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dual damascene openings.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309196

Manufacturing method for dual damascene structure

A manufacturing method for a dual damascene structure includes providing a substrate having a dielectric layer, a first hard mask layer and a second hard mask layer sequentially formed thereon, performing a first double patterning process to sequentially form a plurality of first trench openings and a plurality of second trench openings in the second hard mask layer, performing a second double patterning process to sequentially form a plurality of first via openings and a plurality of second via openings in the fist hard mask layer, and transferring the first trench openings, the second trench openings, the first via openings, and the second via openings to the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dual damascene openings.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309184

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming an interfacial layer on a semiconductor substrate, forming a high-k dielectric on the interfacial layer, forming a barrier metal on the high-k dielectric, forming a poly-silicon layer on the barrier metal, patterning the interfacial layer, the high-k dielectric, the barrier metal and the poly-silicon to form a gate stack forming spacers, extension regions, sidewalls and source/drain regions, forming an interlayer dielectric on the gate stack, etching off a portion of the interlayer dielectric to expose the poly-silicon layer, forming an impurity metal layer, which includes an impurity metal having a barrier effect to the diffusive material, and a metal layer including a diffusive material, on the poly-silicon layer and converting the poly-si layer into a silicide containing the impurity metal. The barrier metal includes a titanium nitride (tin) or a tantalum nitride (tan).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309164

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device

A method including forming an insulation layer over a semiconductor substrate; burying a first conduction layer containing cu in the insulation layer in a first region and burying an interconnection containing cu in the insulation layer in a second region; forming a barrier film of a conductive material; forming a dielectric film over the barrier metal film; forming a second conduction layer over the dielectric film; patterning the second conduction layer to form an upper electrode formed of the second conduction layer in the first region; and patterning the dielectric film and the barrier metal film to cover an upper surface of the first conduction layer by the first barrier film formed of the barrier metal film, form a lower electrode including the first conduction layer and the first barrier film, and covering an upper surface of the interconnection by the second barrier film formed of the barrier metal film.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309136

Manufacture methods of thin film transistor and array substrate and mask

Embodiments of the disclosed technology disclose manufacture methods of a thin film transistor and an array substrate and a mask therefor are provided. The manufacture method of the thin film transistor comprises: patterning a wire layer by using a exposure machine and a mask with a first exposure amount larger than a normal exposure amount during formation of source and drain electrodes; forming a semiconductor layer on the patterned wire layer; patterning the semiconductor layer by using the exposure machine and the mask with a second exposure amount smaller than the first exposure amount. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120309068

Method for employing ear corn in the manufacture of ethanol

Ear corn is picked from corn fields by ear corn harvesters and transported to a central shelling station associated with an ethanol manufacturing facility. Shelled corn from the central shelling station is processed into ethanol at the ethanol manufacturing facility, and corn cobs from the central shelling station are burned to provide process heat for the ethanol manufacturing process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308981

Using intelligent screen cover in learning

A computer learning system includes a computer screen, a cover that selectively covers and reveals different amounts of the computer screen and a computer processor that senses an amount of the computer screen that is revealed by the cover. The processor causes a first learning segment to be displayed on the computer screen in response to the cover revealing a first portion of the computer screen and causes a second learning segment to be displayed on the computer screen in response to the cover revealing a second portion of the computer screen. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308980

Individualized learning system

A system and method for educating students such that each student can learn material individually and progress through lessons at the student's own pace. The system can present the student with different versions of each lesson for alternate explanations of the educational concepts taught by the lesson. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308978

Apparatus and system for learning

The invention comprises an apparatus for learning as illustrated in fig. 1. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308968

Language training apparatus, method and computer program

An apparatus with a memory that has a learning database and a user database. The learning database has a set of details to be learned and the user database has a user profile. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308966

Network based method to link a self assessment and 3rd party evaluations to performance development through elearning and online training recommendations as well as coaching proposals and advice

An integrated method for managing employee and/or personal development through an individual's, 3rd party interested respondent's, or team member's evaluation, including pre- and post-learning testing, which then provides the specific linkages for recommendations, elearning, coaching, and reevaluation in a continuous cycle. All data is provided in a web-based environment through real time and instantaneous distribution of appropriate recommendations. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308946

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

12/06/12 / #20120308932

Polymer, chemically amplified resist composition, and patterning process using said chemically amplified resist composition

There is disclosed a polymer having a repeating unit shown by the following general formula (1). There can be, in a photolithography using a high energy beam such as an arf excimer laser beam and an euv as a light source, (1) a polymer that gives a resist composition having an appropriate adhesion with a substrate and being capable of forming a pattern having excellent resolution, especially an excellent rectangular pattern profile, (2) a chemically amplified resist composition containing the said polymer, and (3) a patterning process using the said chemically amplified resist composition.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308930

Patterning process and resist composition

A negative pattern is formed by applying a resist composition onto a substrate, prebaking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking (peb), and developing the exposed resist film in an organic solvent developer to dissolve the unexposed region of resist film. The resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units having an acid labile group-substituted carboxyl group and/or hydroxy group and recurring units having an oxirane or oxetane ring, an acid generator, and an organic solvent displays a high dissolution contrast in organic solvent development and controlled acid diffusion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308920

Sulfonium salt, polymer, chemically amplified resist composition using said polymer, and resist patterning process

There is disclosed a sulfonium salt shown by the following general formula (1). There can be a sulfonium salt capable of introducing an acid-generating unit generating an acid having an appropriate acid strength and not impairing adhesion with a substrate into a base polymer; a polymer using the said sulfonium salt; a chemically amplified resist composition using the said polymer as a base polymer; and a patterning process using the said chemically amplified resist composition.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308847

Method for fabricating high contrast stacks

The embodiments disclose a method for fabricating high contrast stacks, including depositing materials on a substrate to form an antiferromagnetic coupling thin film layer on top of a first half of the magnetic layer of a stack, depositing a portion of a second half of the magnetic layer on top of the antiferromagnetic coupling thin film layer to couple the first and second half of the magnetic layers to the antiferromagnetic coupling thin film layer and bit-patterning a portion of the second half of the magnetic layer and the antiferromagnetic coupling thin film layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308771

Nanostructure films

A nanostructure film, comprising at least one interconnected network of nanostructures, wherein the nanostructure film is optically transparent and electrically conductive. A method for improving the optoelectronic properties of a nanostructure film, comprising: forming a nanostructure film having a thickness that, if uniform, would result in a first optical transparency and a first sheet resistance that are lower than desired; and patterning holes in the nanostructure film, such that a desired higher second optical transparency and a second sheet resistance are achieved. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308326

Self-drilling anchor screw

A unique self-drilling anchor screw is configured so that it can be set and used to secure a first object to a second object using only one tool to save time and effort. A nut of the screw engages a nut stop when turning in reverse, thereby driving rotation of the screw in reverse. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308167

Suspension stop with reinforced sealing

A suspension stop device for a suspension arm of a vehicle, having a coil spring, having a stop bearing defining a rotation axis of the device and a bottom metal washer turning with respect to a top metal washer; a support piece for transmitting to the bottom washer forces exerted by the spring, the support piece comprising a support zone for the bottom washer; a cover covering the top washer and delimiting with the support piece a housing for the bearing, the cover being provided with a skirt covering a peripheral zone of the support piece and delimiting with the peripheral zone of the support piece an annular labyrinth, disposed radially outside the housing and connecting the housing to the outside; and an annular deflector delimiting with the skirt of the cover at least one top opening and with the support piece at least one bottom opening.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308129

Method, system and computer program product for entropy constrained color splitting for palette images with pixel-wise splitting

A method, system and computer program product are provided for progressively encoding a digitized color image using a data processing system, the digitized color image being provided by assigning each of the m distinct colors to at least one pixel in the set of pixels. This involves initializing and growing the tree structure by selecting a leaf node n to become a non-leaf node n linked to two new leaf nodes based on an associated achievable cost, wherein the associated achievable cost is based on 1) a determined associated change in distortion resulting from turning the leaf node into the non-leaf node linked to the two new leaf nodes; and 2) a determined associated increase in entropy rate resulting from turning the leaf node into the non-leaf node linked to the two new leaf nodes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308127

Character recognition method, character recognition apparatus, and character recognition program

A gradation distribution of an image character is analyzed, the character color of the image character is analyzed, a gradation ratio between a turning point of a character stroke and the character stroke other than the turning point is analyzed, contrast at an edge of the character stroke is analyzed, the vertical size and center position of the image character are analyzed, the character size of the image character and pitch are analyzed, the first to sixth scores that quantify the respective analysis results are aggregated to discriminate whether the image character is handwritten or printed, and the recognition target item is checked to determine whether it includes both handwritten and printed characters. This makes it possible to enhance accuracy of handwritten-printed character discrimination, which leads to reducing a processing time for character recognition and enhancing accuracy of the character recognition.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308123

Apparatus and method for estimating the number of objects included in an image

An apparatus and method for estimating the number of objects in an input image are disclosed. The apparatus includes: a learning unit that calculates counted values of a linear regression function by learning an arbitrary image; a separation unit that separates a foreground region and a background region of the input image; an extraction unit that searches for features that require an amount of calculation that is below a particular threshold from features having high correlation with each other feature and extracts the features from the separated foreground region; and an estimation unit that estimates the number of objects in the foreground region as a dependent variable by allocating the counted values of the linear regression function that are calculated by the learning unit and the features that are extracted by the extraction unit as independent variables of a linear regression function.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120308122

Fast methods of learning distance metric for classification and retrieval

A nearest-neighbor-based distance metric learning process includes applying an exponential-based loss function to provide a smooth objective; and determining an objective and a gradient of both hinge-based and exponential-based loss function in a quadratic time of the number of instances using a computer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307998

Building optional blocks

A computer program product is provided and includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and on which instructions are stored for execution by the processing circuit for verifying conditions for iterative building of optional blocks in a standardized key block, parsing optional block data to validate the optional block data and to determine a length of the optional block data and a number of optional blocks contained in the optional block data, validating an optional block identification to be added, determining a storage location, inserting the optional block into the storage location, updating a value of the optional block data and returning the updated value of the optional block data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307803

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

12/06/12 / #20120307604

Implementation method, implementation device for electronic alarm clock, and mobile communication terminal thereof

The present invention provides an implementation method, implementation device for electronic alarm clock, and a mobile communication terminal thereof, the main content of which includes: determining a first time length capable of achieving the alert purpose by learning the time when a user inputs an instruction of stopping shaking and/or ringing during a plurality of shaking and/or ringing processes, and keeping, in a time period, the shaking and/or ringing intensity when the first time length is over, thus enabling the quick alert in the case which avoids frightening the user by abrupt shaking and/or ringing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307209

Non-invasive spectrophotometer and related method

The present invention provides for a device for use in non-invasive inspection measurement and/or monitoring of a human or animal subject's eye, the device having a first optical system which comprises illumination means for selectively directing illumination light onto a selected structure of the eye for direct and diffuse reflectance there from and for providing the illumination light in one or more pulses, receiving means for receiving light returning from the eye as a result of illumination by the illumination light and arranged to record the returning light intermittently at a selected timing relative to the pulse(s) of illumination light so as to discriminate between directly or diffusely reflected light returning from the selected structure and other reflected light for analysis of the said directly or diffusely reflected light.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307208

Apparatus and method for eye tracking

A system is provided to determine the gaze of a user. The disclosed system uses an array of light detectors, each located proximate to a light emitter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307203

Apparatus and method for establishing and/or improving binocular vision

An apparatus and method are disclosed that provide for establishing and/or improving binocular vision by adaptation of perceptual motor learning for the visual system of a patient suffering of a binocular vision disorder. The apparatus has a set of two units, one for respectively eye, for manipulation of a vision parameter of the visual presentation, e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307171

Pixel structure, lcd panel, and manufacturing method thereof

An embodiment of the disclosed technology provides a pixel structure, comprising a tft, a reflective region and a transmissive region, wherein the reflective region comprises a reflective region insulation layer, a reflection layer on the reflective region insulation layer and a reflective region pixel electrode on the reflection layer, and the transmissive region comprises a transmissive region pixel electrode, wherein the reflective region pixel electrode and the transmissive region pixel electrode form an integral structure, and the integral structure of the pixel electrodes is connected with the drain electrode of the tft, wherein the organic layer in the reflective region is formed on an array substrate prior to a gate electrode of the tft, and the reflection layer in the reflective region and the gate electrode of the tft are formed in a same patterning process by using a same metal layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307116

Learning of image processing pipeline for digital imaging devices

A learning technique is provided that learns how to process images by exploiting the spatial and spectral correlations inherent in image data to process and enhance images. Using a training set of input and desired output images, regression coefficients are learned that are optimal for a predefined estimation function that estimates the values at a pixel of the desired output image using a collection of similarly located pixels in the input image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307109

Video extraction device, image capturing apparatus, program, and recording medium

Digest playback which suits various preferences is realized. A video camera (100) extracts a portion to be played back as a digest from a video picture. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120307083

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer readable information recording medium

An image processing apparatus selects sets of image data that can be combined together based on appended information concerning the image data taken by an image pickup apparatus. The image processing apparatus selects, based on certain information included in the appended information, sets of the image data having positions of the image data taken within a certain area and stores the selected sets of image data in a first storage area; when plural sets of the image data have been stored in the first storage area, determines whether there are overlapping-possible areas between the plural sets of image data, and, when there are overlapping-possible areas between the plural sets of image data, calculates the overlapping-possible areas as comparison areas; determines whether the plural sets of image data coincide in the comparison areas; and classifies the plural sets of image data based on the determination result.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306939

Array test device and array test method for organic light emitting display device and method for manufacturing the organic light emitting display device

An array test method of an organic light emitting diode (oled) display substrate is provided. The oled display substrate includes a plurality of pixel circuits. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306833

Display device and driving method thereof

A method for driving a display panel includes in a first time slot of a polarity inversion period turning on a plurality of first pixels in a first row via a first scan line, and providing a common voltage with a first potential; in a second time slot of the polarity inversion period turning on a plurality of second pixels in the first row via a second scan line, and providing the common voltage with a second potential; in a third time slot of the polarity inversion period turning on a plurality of first pixels in a second row via a third scan line, and providing the common voltage with the second potential; and in a fourth time slot of the polarity inversion period turning on a plurality of second pixels in the second row via a fourth scan line, and providing the common voltage with the first potential.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306667

Digital audio warning system

A digital audio warning system (daws) that can monitor all relative aircraft systems and provide audio for any warning that requires immediate action. Current aircraft systems only monitor their individual system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306655

Adaptive low-battery warnings for battery-powered electronic devices

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates the use of an electronic device. The electronic device may be a keyboard, a mouse, a trackpad, a remote control, a mobile phone, a wireless phone, a toy, a portable media player, a game controller, and/or a camera. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306635

Vehicle instrument

A vehicle instrument includes a mechanical meter which is attached to an instrument panel of a vehicle, and a projector which projects an image to be superimposed on an indication area of the mechanical meter. The projector projects a graphic image according to the type of display content. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306625

Enhanced identification system

A method and an identification system used for communicating between a reader and a plurality of transponders are disclosed. The reader has a transmitter for transmitting a signal and each transponder includes a receiver for receiving the reader signal and a transmitter for generating a transponder signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306489

Magnetic sensor and pattern for magnetic sensor

A magnetic sensor includes a substrate, and a pattern forming region on the substrate, the pattern forming region having a substantially quadrangle shape. The pattern forming region includes a magnetic detection element pattern that includes a plurality of linear parts arranged parallel to each other at a predetermined inclination angle to two sides of the quadrangle shape, and a plurality of turning parts configured to alternately connect both end portions in a longitudinal direction of adjacent linear parts of the plurality of linear parts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306408

Energy-recycling burn-in apparatus for electronic ballasts and a method of burning-in electronic ballasts

An apparatus and method for burning-in an electronic ballast for a lamp. The apparatus comprises a first stage for emulating an input impedance characteristic of a lamp for the electronic ballast and a second stage connected to the first stage for providing energy feedback to a power supply. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306361

El element containing a semitransparent metal foil and production method and use

The invention relates to foil element constructed from a) an at least partly transparent carrier foil, component a, which contains at least one cold-stretchable foil material which is provided with optional graphical representations, b) a semitransparent reflecting layer b, c) an at least partly transparent foil comprising at least one cold-stretchable foil material, component c, d) at least one electroluminescent element, component d, applied onto the at least partly transparent foil c, e) a protective layer, component ea, or a foil, component eb. The invention further relates to the use of the foil element as a decorative panel or a display element for vehicles, for forming safety-belt panels or warning-indication panels in vehicles, for forming warning-indication panels in buildings, and for forming housing elements for mobile electronic instruments or stationary electronic instruments, or for forming a small or household appliance or for forming a keyboard.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120306218

Managed pneumatic turbine power supply

A pneumatic turbine power supply including a pneumatic turbine, a rectifier circuit for converting the ac power output by the pneumatic turbine to dc power, a voltage regulator for maintaining a constant voltage and a battery. The pneumatic turbine further provides a rotor blade containing a disc with magnets that are turned between a plurality of stator windings, the turning caused by a leakage that engages the rotor blades, the leakage from the emergency air brake reservoir found on rolling stock. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305956

Led phosphor patterning

The present disclosure provides a method of patterning a phosphor layer on a light emitting diode (led) emitter. The method includes providing at least one led emitter disposed on a substrate; forming a polymer layer over the at least one led emitter; providing a mask over the polymer layer and the at least one led emitter; etching the polymer layer through the mask to expose the at least one led emitter within a cavity having polymer layer walls; and coating the at least one led emitter with phosphor.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305915

Field-effect transistor and method for fabricating field-effect transistor

A method for fabricating a field-effect transistor having a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an active layer forming a channel region, the active layer having an oxide semiconductor mainly containing magnesium and indium is disclosed. The method includes a deposition step of depositing an oxide film, a patterning step of patterning the oxide film by processes including etching to obtain the active layer, and a heat-treatment step of heat-treating the obtained active layer subsequent to the patterning step.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305883

Metal oxide resistive switching memory and method for manufacturing same

The present disclosure relates to the microelectronics field, and particularly, to a metal oxide resistive switching memory and a method for manufacturing the same. The method may comprise: forming a w-plug lower electrode above a mos device; sequentially forming a cap layer, a first dielectric layer, and an etching block layer on the w-plug lower electrode; etching the etching block layer, the first dielectric layer, and the cap layer to form a groove for a first level of metal wiring; sequentially forming a metal oxide layer, an upper electrode layer, and a composite layer of a diffusion block layer/a seed copper layer/a plated copper layer in the groove for the first level of metal wiring; patterning the upper electrode layer and the composite layer by cmp, to form a memory cell and the first level of metal wiring in the groove in the first dielectric layer; and performing subsequent processes to complete the metal oxide resistive switching memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305866

Roller system

Roller system (10) to be installed at a base (12) of a domestic appliance, such as an oven, a dishwasher or the like, said roller system (10) comprising a housing (14) to be fixed at the base (12); a turning lever (16) pivotingly attached at its one free end to the housing (14); a roller (18) rotatably attached to the other free end of the turning lever (16); a tension arm (20) pivotingly attached to the turning lever (16), and a set screw (22) to be seated at the base (12) and being in thread engagement with a thread provided at the tension arm (20), wherein the roller system (10) is designed in such a manner that, when installed at the base (12) of a domestic appliance, the actuation of the set screw (22) leads to a pivoting of the turning lever (16) and thus to a height adjustment of the roller (18).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305788

Detection of neutrinos

A flux detection apparatus can include a radioactive sample having a decay rate capable of changing in response to interaction with a first particle or a field, and a detector associated with the radioactive sample. The detector is responsive to a second particle or radiation formed by decay of the radioactive sample. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305704

Control device for aircraft

The invention relates to a control device for aircraft comprising at least one aircraft undercarriage 4a, 4b, 4c arranged on an aircraft 1, which aircraft undercarriage has one or more undercarriage wheels 3, and comprising a control mechanism 5 which interacts with the aircraft undercarriage 4a, 4b, 4c and which is set up to turn the undercarriage wheels 3 relative to the longitudinal axis a of the aircraft 1. The control device has an alignment unit 6 which is connected to the control mechanism 5 and which is set up to control the turning of the undercarriage wheels 3 by means of the control mechanism 5 during at least one part of the landing or take-off phase i, ii, iii of the aircraft 1, in such a way that the running direction of the undercarriage wheels 3 is aligned in the direction of a fixed point 9, which may be a corrected fixed point situated below a fixed point 9 by a compensation angle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305183

Semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus

A semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus includes: a first pattern forming unit for forming a first pattern by patterning a first mask material layer; a trimming unit for reducing a width of the first pattern to a predetermined width; a boundary layer forming unit for forming a boundary layer, on a surface of the first pattern; a second mask material layer forming unit for forming a second mask material layer on a surface of the boundary layer; a second mask material removing unit for removing a part of the second mask material layer to expose top portions of the boundary layer; and a boundary layer etching unit for exposing the first pattern and forming a second pattern having the second mask material layer at a top portion thereof by etching the boundary layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305058

Collector sheet for solar cell

Disclosed is a resin wiring sheet wherein generation of wrinkles due to heat treatment can be suppressed. The wiring sheet (1) has wiring (3) formed thereon by laminating a metal foil on the surface of a resin base material (2) and patterning the metal foil into a desired wiring shape. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305020

Eyelash adornment

A method of adorning an eyelash of a wearer (the wearer having an eyelid with a natural lash line containing natural eyelashes) includes providing at least first and second lash subassemblies. Each lash subassembly includes an elongated mounting portion and a plurality of elongated lash filaments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305013

Method of applying phase transition materials to semi-porous, flexible substrates used to control gas permeability

Method of applying phase transition substance to impart reduced ignition propensity to a smoking article comprising a tobacco column and a wrapper surrounding the tobacco column and having a porous structure with a base permeability. The method comprising forming a pattern of phase transition material on the wrapper such that, when subjected to the heat of the tobacco column burning firecone, the phase transition material at least partially fills the wrapper porous structure in the vicinity of the burning firecone to form an area on the wrapper having reduced permeability lower than that of the wrapper base permeability. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120305012

Method of imparting reduced ignition propensity to smoking articles using phase transition materials

A method for imparting reduced ignition propensity properties to a smoking article by treating the smoking article wrapper with a phase transition substance which, upon being subjected to the heat of the smoking article burning firecone, physically transforms and at least partially fills the pores of the smoking article wrapper to reduce the permeability of the wrapper in the vicinity of the burning firecone. The reduced permeability of the wrapper in the vicinity of the firecone will permit sufficient air flow to sustain free burn, but, when the smoking article is placed on a substrate, the reduced permeability of the wrapper imparts reduced ignition propensity such that there is insufficient air flow to sustain combustion of the firecone or insufficient air flow to sustain an intensity of the burning firecone necessary to ignite the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304942

Apparatus for coupling a pet leash and a pet collar

An apparatus that couples an animal leash and animal collar to form a harness assembly. The apparatus is placed on the back of an animal and contains two separate channels configured to hold and maintain a flat leash in a loop encircling the animal's torso. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304915

Impact-protecting structure

An impact-protecting structure includes a rigid body, a soft body, an adhesive layer, and a plurality of illuminating particles. The rigid body has a corner portion and a plurality of side extending portions extended from the corner portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304903

Optical flame sensor

Exemplary embodiments relates to an optical measurement that determines the temperature in a flame and determines the particle size of the fuel present in the flame. The optical measurement device includes a color camera that measures light information in the flame and outputs measurement results and an evaluation unit that evaluates the measurement results. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304833

Oxygen sensor tool and method for installation and removal of an oxygen sensor

A work piece turning tool is provided. The tool includes: a body having two ends; a gripper located at one end configured to grip a work piece; a handle located at the end opposite of the gripper; and tool attachment located at a base of the handle at the end of the tool, wherein the tool attachment includes both an exterior drive and an interior drive. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304645

Fuel cell powered jet engine

This invention is the use of a fuel cell for powering all the components of a jet engine, but especially heating elements used to heat the air moving through the engine, rather than burning jet fuel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304406

Waste removal system

A waste removal device comprises a body, a paddle (5,72) and a collection chamber (16,74), the paddle (5,72) being drivable to deliver waste from an area to be cleaned (18,73) to the collection chamber (16,74) and further comprising a fluid delivery device (13,75) arranged to deliver a fluid to the area to be cleaned (18,73). A lever (1,77) may be actuated to drive the paddle (5,72) and an optional brush (8) or other secondary means, which scoop and clean pet waste from a surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/06/12 / #20120304379

System and method for facilitating movement of a person lying down on a support member

A turning and movement facilitating system and apparatus is usable to improve flexibility of body movement of a person lying on a bed or other support member. The apparatus includes a short trouser component wearable by a user, and a layer of bedding material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120304295

Method and apparatus for detecting computer fraud

. . . . Techniques are provided for detecting computer fraud. The techniques include obtaining a text version of a candidate destination and a graphical rendering of the candidate destination, comparing the text version of the candidate destination and the graphical rendering of the candidate destination with a corresponding text version of a stored destination and a corresponding graphical rendering of the stored destination, and generating a fraud warning if the graphical rendering of the candidate destination is substantially similar to the graphical rendering of the stored destination while the text version of the candidate destination differs substantially from the corresponding text version of the stored destination.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120304292

External link processing

A system and method of external link processing is disclosed. The system includes an interface configured to receive a user request to access an encoded external link in networked content. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120304291

Rotation of web site content to prevent e-mail spam/phishing attacks

Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for phishing attack management through web site content rotation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for phishing attack management through web site content rotation is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120304289

Rotation of web site content to prevent e-mail spam/phishing attacks

Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for phishing attack management through web site content rotation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for phishing attack management through web site content rotation is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120304162

Update method, update apparatus, and computer product

An update method is executed by a processor that downloads a new version of a file concerning a library in an operating system and deletes an old version of the file. The update method includes detecting presence of the new version of the file; creating, when the new version of the file is detected, a second node that specifies a second storage area that is a different area from a first storage area for the old version of the file that is specified by a first node; checking, when the new version of the file is downloaded to the second storage area, whether the old version of the file is in use; and giving notification of an instruction to delete the first node and the old version of the file, when the old version of the file is confirmed at the checking to not be in use.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120304008

Supervised fault learning using rule-generated samples for machine condition monitoring

A machine fault diagnosis system is provided. The system combines a rule-based predictive maintenance strategy with a machine learning system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303992

Display and power management method thereof

A display and a power management method thereof are disclosed. The method includes: detecting a state of a graphic interface card (gic) in the display; turning off power supply to the gic when the gic is in a first state; and turning on power supply to the gic when the gic is in a second state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303988

Data processing apparatus and data processing method

When a packet received in a deep sleep mode matches a packet stored in a wol-pattern storage region, a network portion performs reply processing suited for the matched packet after returning a power supply mode of a power supply unit from the deep sleep mode to a normal mode. When the packet received in the deep sleep mode matches a packet stored in a proxy-response-pattern storage region, the network portion performs reply processing suited for the matched packet while maintaining the power supply mode of the power supply unit at the deep sleep mode.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303956

System and method for verifying delivery and integrity of electronic messages

A server transmits a message from a sender to a destination address. During transmission, the server and the destination address have a dialog constituting an attachment, via a particular one of smtp and esmtp protocols, concerning the message, the server and the destination address. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303947

Switching between multiple operating systems (oses) using sleep state management and sequestered re-baseable memory

Embodiments of switching between multiple operating systems (oses) using sleep state management and sequestered re-baseable memory are generally described herein. Embodiments of the invention allow one os to be suspended into s3 or sleep mode, saving its state to memory and turning off its devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303601

Mobile search method and system thereof

The present invention aims to overcome the problem in the prior art that a mobile search server can only access the search engines registered with it but cannot access the search engines registered with other mobile search servers. A method for mobile search is proposed in the present invention, which comprises the following steps: a first mobile search server forwarding a search request to a second mobile search server; and the second mobile search server selecting a search engine, obtaining a result from the selected search engine, and returning the result back to the first mobile search server. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303565

Learning processes for single hidden layer neural networks with linear output units

Learning processes for a single hidden layer neural network, including linear input units, nonlinear hidden units, and linear output units, calculate the lower-layer network parameter gradients by taking into consideration a solution for the upper-layer network parameters. The upper-layer network parameters are calculated by a closed form formula given the lower-layer network parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303558

Systems and methods for generating machine learning-based classifiers for detecting specific categories of sensitive information

A computer-implemented method may include (1) identifying a plurality of specific categories of sensitive information to be protected by a dlp system, (2) obtaining a training data set for each specific category of sensitive information that includes a plurality of positive and a plurality of negative examples of the specific category of sensitive information, (3) using machine learning to train, based on an analysis of the training data sets, at least one machine learning-based classifier that is capable of detecting items of data that contain one or more of the plurality of specific categories of sensitive information, and then (4) deploying the machine learning-based classifier within the dlp system to enable the dlp system to detect and protect items of data that contain one or more of the plurality of specific categories of sensitive information in accordance with at least one dlp policy of the dlp system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303555

Scalable automatic data repair

A computer implemented method for generating a set of updates for a database comprising multiple records including erroneous, missing and inconsistent values, the method comprising using a set of partitioning functions for subdividing the records of the database into multiple subsets of records, allocating respective ones of the records to at least one subset according to a predetermined criteria for mapping records to subsets, applying multiple machine learning models to each of the subsets to determine respective candidate replacement values representing a tuple repair for a record including a probability of candidate and current values for the record, computing probabilities to select replacement values for the record from among the candidate replacement values which maximise the probability for values of the record for an updated database.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303522

Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility using multiple payment instruments

A method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions between participants in a network-based transaction facility are described. In one embodiment, user interface information that identifies various payment instruments available for processing online payment transactions is communicated to and received by a first participant via a communications network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303504

Market value matrix

An automated method, computer program product and system for using artificial intelligence based cognitive learning methods to measure and manage value for an organization on a continual basis. The elements of value, external factors and segments of value of the organization are analyzed and modeled using predictive models that are developed by learning from the data associated with said organization. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303430

System and method for providing international coupon-less discounts

The systems and methods of the disclosure allow user from various countries to take advantage of offers when they are traveling internationally. Once the purchase associated with the offer is made, the transaction information may be processed by the system, such that, the credit and debit associated with the purchase are transmitted to the transaction account and the merchant. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303412

Price and model prediction system and method

Data relating to products sold across a plurality of merchants may be gathered from a variety of sources and processed, including with machine learning components. Identifiers of a same product sold by different merchants may be de-duplicated and/or matched as part of the data processing into a smaller set of uniquely identified products. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303408

Automated risk transfer system

An automated method, computer program product and system for using artificial intelligence based cognitive learning methods to identify, measure and manage risks for a commercial enterprise on a continual basis. The elements of value, external factors, components of value and categories of value of the enterprise are analyzed and modeled using predictive models that are developed by learning from the data associated with said enterprise. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303398

Method for management of post-sales services supply chain

A method for enabling collaborative planning, learning, and service supply chain execution using collaborative distributed nodes (cdns) to fulfill aftermarket service needs of a company in a hierarchical and dynamic environment where products are serviced in a multitude of geographies. The method allows accelerated decision and planning function in the supply chain sub chains, and post-sales services supply chain leading to dynamic, efficient and optimized planning and collaborative execution.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303357

Self-learning methods for automatically generating a summary of a document, knowledge extraction and contextual mapping

Advance machine learning or unsupervised machine learning techniques are provided that relate to self-learning processes by which a machine generates a sensible automated summary, extracts knowledge, and extracts contextually related topics along with the justification that explains “why they are related” automatically without any human intervention or guidance (backed ontology's) during the process. Such processes also relate to generating a 360-degree contextual result (360-dcr) using auto-summary, knowledge extraction and contextual mapping.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303349

Enhanced matching through explore/exploit schemes

Content items are selected to be displayed on a portal page in such a way as to maximize a performance metric such as click-through rate. Problems relating to content selection are addressed, such as changing content pool, variable performance metric, and delay in receiving feedback on an item once the item has been displayed to a user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303270

Start-of-route map navigation with suppression of off-route feedback

A map navigation tool provides a start-of-route buffer area in which off-route feedback (e.g., audio or visual warnings or alerts) can be suppressed in some circumstances. For example, a mobile computing device implements a map navigation tool that can output off-route feedback when the user strays from a route, but also can suppress off-route feedback when the user is within a start-of-route buffer area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303262

Map navigation with suppression of off-route feedback near route terminus

A terminus buffer area (e.g., an end-of-route buffer area) is provided in a map navigation tool to allow suppression of off-route feedback (e.g., audio or visual warnings or alerts) in some circumstances, such as when a mobile computing device (e.g., a smart phone) that implements the tool enters the buffer area. The map navigation tool can output off-route feedback when the user strays from a route, but also can suppress the off-route feedback when the user is within the buffer area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120303212

Programmable control for siren and lights

A system comprising a power supply, an emergency warning light and a speaker, in combination with a control head. One or more processors controls operation of the system in response to received user input and provides system status for display. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302934

Dialysis apparatus

A dialysis apparatus has a dialysate infusing line. One end of the dialysate infusing line is connected to the dialysate introducing line or the dialysate discharging line. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302893

Fluorescence endoscope device

Provided is a fluorescence endoscope device that includes a light source; an image generating portion that captures an image of fluorescence generated at a subject due to irradiation with excitation light to obtain a fluorescence image and that captures an image of return light returning from the subject due to irradiation with white light to obtain a white-light image; a dividing portion that divides the fluorescence image by the white-light image to generate a divided fluorescence image; a coordinate extracting portion that extracts a second region of the divided fluorescence image having a gradation value higher than a second threshold; a fluorescence-image correcting portion that extracts a first region having a gradation value higher than a first threshold in the fluorescence image and generates a corrected fluorescence image in which an overlap region that overlaps the second region is extracted; and a monitor that displays the corrected fluorescence image.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302873

Image processing device, radiographic image capture system, image processing method and image processing program storage medium

An image processing device includes an image generation section that generates plural tomographic images; a first specification section that displays at least one tomographic image in which an object of interest has been captured, and that allows a user to specify a position of the object of interest; a second specification section that displays at least one tomographic image including a region from the object of interest to a side from which a biopsy needle is to be inserted, and allows the user to specify a desired pass-through region of the biopsy needle and/or a non-pass-through region; a detection section that detects a path of the biopsy needle passing through the pass-through region and reaching the object of interest; and a warning section for issuing a warning if the detected path is outside a predetermined movement range of the biopsy needle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302467

Patterned substrates for cell applications

The present invention relates to a method for making arrays or patterns comprising hydrophilic areas and hydrophobic background surrounding the hydrophilic areas, methods of cultivating cells using these arrays or patterns, and uses of these arrays or patterns in cell cultivation methods, e.g. For cell patterning, cell screenings, cell transfection and cell co-culturing.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302419

Automatic balance adjusting centrifuge and the control method thereof

The present invention relates to an automatic balance adjusting centrifuge which calculates the magnitude and the location of imbalance of itself based on the vibration generated in the dynamic state and automatically compensate for the imbalance based on the calculation, and the control method thereof. The method includes: (a) measuring the amount of vibration of a rotor of a centrifuge, supporting buckets that load samples, at a predetermined rotational velocity; (b) determining whether the amount of vibration measured in step (a) is greater than an allowed value; and (c) when the amplitude of the vibration is greater than the allowed value, compensating for a weight imbalance of the rotor by an amount calculated based on the vibration amount measured in step (a) and returning to step (a), otherwise, performing a centrifugal separation by accelerating the rotor to a working velocity.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302403

Device intended in particular for athletic training

The invention relates to a device particularly intended for sports training, for example for cycling competitions. The device comprises an exercise system with which a sportsman engages so as to generate a fictitious movement at a certain speed, according to a certain positioning angle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302396

System for determining that driving of a hybrid vehicle is disabled

A system for determining disablement of driving of a hybrid vehicle is disclosed. The system for determining disablement of driving of a hybrid vehicle may include: power electronic components having a battery at which dc electricity is stored, an inverter converting the dc electricity of the battery into ac electricity, and a motor receiving the ac electricity from the inverter and generating driving torque; an engine burning a fuel so as to generate driving torque and being selectively connected to the motor; an engine clutch selectively connecting the engine to the motor; a transmission connected to the motor to receive the driving torque of the motor or the driving torque of the engine; and a control portion controlling operations of the power electronic components, the engine, and the engine clutch, wherein the control portion turns off a system ready indication in a case that driving of the vehicle is disabled.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302322

Pari-mutuel wagering apparatus and method

A handheld device in communication with a tote board of at a pari-mutuel wagering event receives data concerning the competitive entries and the odds associated with each entry. For each event, a total bet is determined and a subset of entries picked for which the total bet is to be allocated among. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302242

Handover proactive association provisioning support method and system

The “ho proactive association provisioning support, hopa-provs” method/system supports minimizing the handover times of netsurfing smartphones controlled by home internet access devices (iads) to shared iads and optimizing earnings from these shared devices. The shared services are provisionable right at the hos. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302209

System and method for identity protection using mobile device signaling network derived location pattern recognition

A system and method for recognizing patterns in wireless device locations using wireless device location data derived from a communications signaling network is provided. By using wireless network supported signaling operations and messages, location data concerning the whereabouts of wireless devices, and hence wireless device users, may be obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302068

Method for manufacturing semiconductor integrated circuit

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor integrated circuit includes providing a substrate having at least a metal hard mask formed thereon. Subsequently a patterning step is performed to the metal hard mask to form a patterned metal hard mask and followed by performing a h2o plasma treatment to the patterned metal hard mask.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302057

Self aligning via patterning

A method for patterning self-aligned vias in a dielectric. The method includes forming a first trench partially through a hard mask, where the trench corresponds to a desired wiring path in the dielectric. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120302016

Manufacturing method of low temperature poly-silicon tft array substrate

A manufacturing method of an ltps-tft array substrate is provided. The exemplary method comprises a step of sequentially forming a poly-silicon layer and a data-line-metal layer on a base substrate, and performing a patterning process by using a third mask to simultaneously form an active layer and source and drain electrodes, the active layer being provided on the gate insulating layer and corresponding to the gate electrode, and the source and drain electrodes being provided on the active layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301986

Organic layer deposition apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus by using the same

An organic layer deposition apparatus including: a deposition source configured to discharge a deposition material; a deposition source nozzle unit arranged at a side of the deposition source and including a plurality of deposition source nozzles; a patterning slit sheet facing the deposition source nozzle unit and including a plurality of patterning slits, the patterning slit sheet being smaller than the substrate in at least one of a first direction or a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a blocking member configured to be disposed between the substrate and the deposition source to block at least a portion of the substrate; and a heating member on the blocking member and configured to heat the blocking member, and the substrate is spaced apart from the organic layer deposition apparatus by a predetermined distance, and the substrate or the organic layer deposition apparatus is movable relative to the other.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301863

Interactive learning network

A system for providing network-based interactive learning including at least one network-connected passive server and at least one network-connected active server, each executing software from a non-transitory physical medium. The passive server provides a log-in function providing log-in for a student for a specific learning session, a provisioning function downloading reference materials for the particular learning session to the student's appliance after log-in, and a switch function connecting the student's appliance to the at least one active server after the reference material is downloaded. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301854

Computer program, method, and system for physician learning and reference content

A computer program, method, and system for compiling medical treatment information and displaying the information based on a user's selection of a program mode. In embodiments of the present invention, the medical treatment information is comprised of medical reference material and supplier solution materials. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301837

Plate type burner

A plate type burner includes a burner main body and a plurality of burning plates mounted on the open surface of the burner main body. A flange portion enclosing the open surface is formed on the upper surface of the burner main body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301836

Plate type burner

A plate type burner includes a burner main body and burning plates mounted on an opened surface of the burner main body. A flange portion enclosing the opened surface is formed on an upper surface of the burner main body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301672

Patterning nano-scale patterns on a film comprising unzipping copolymers

The invention concerns a method for patterning a surface of a material. A substrate having a polymer film thereon is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301614

Organic layer deposition apparatus, frame sheet assembly for the organic layer deposition apparatus, and method of manufacturing organic light emitting display device using the frame sheet assembly

An organic layer deposition apparatus capable of protecting or preventing a patterning slit sheet from sagging, and a frame sheet assembly for the organic layer deposition apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301074

Image relay waveguide and method of producing same

Described are embodiments of a process including patterning one or more reflectors on a surface of a substrate of a material, the surface oriented at a selected angle relative to a (100) crystallographic plane of the material, and etching one or more reflectors in the surface, each reflector including one or more reflective surfaces formed by (111) crystallographic planes of the material. Also described are process embodiments for forming a molded waveguide including preparing a waveguide mold, the waveguide mold comprising a master mold including one or more reflectors on a surface of a substrate of a master mold material, the surface oriented at a selected angle relative to a (100) crystallographic plane of the material, each reflector including one or more reflective surfaces formed by (111) crystallographic planes of the material, injecting a waveguide material into the waveguide mold, and releasing the molded waveguide from the waveguide mold.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301014

Learning to rank local interest points

Tools and techniques for learning to rank local interest points from images using a data-driven scale-invariant feature transform (sift) approach termed “rank-sift” are described herein. Rank-sift provides a flexible framework to select stable local interest points using supervised learning. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120301012

Image signal processing device and image signal processing method

When super-resolution processing is applied to an entire screen image at the same intensity, a blur contained in an input image is uniformly reduced over the entire screen image. Therefore, the screen image may be seen differently from when it is naturally seen. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300999

Method and device for examining or imaging an interior surface of a cavity

A method for examining an interior surface of a cavity includes the steps of capturing partial images of an interior surface of a cavity; joining the captured partial images to form a complete image of said interior surface of the cavity; and providing an warning if the joined partial images does not form a complete image of said interior surface of the cavity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300982

Image identification device, image identification method, and recording medium

The invention provides an image identification device that classifies block images obtained by dividing a target image into predetermined categories, using a separating plane learning of which has been completed in advance for each of the categories. The image identification device includes a target image input unit inputs the target image, a block image generation unit divides the target image into blocks to generate the block images, a feature quantity computing unit computes feature quantities of the block images, and a category determination unit determines whether the block images are classified into one of the categories or not, using the separating plane and coordinate positions corresponding to magnitudes of feature quantities of the block images in a feature quantity space, wherein the feature quantity computing unit uses, as a feature quantity of a given target block image, local feature quantities and a global feature quantity.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300980

Learning device, learning method, and program

Disclosed is a learning device. A feature-quantity calculation unit extracts a feature quantity from each feature point of a learning image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300958

Method of identifying a wireless communication channel in a sound system

A method of identifies an appropriate wireless communication channel in an audio receiving device, that comprises 1) a wireless receiver receiving an audio signal on a particular transmission channel selected among a predefined number of possible transmission channels, and 2) a microphone for picking up a sound in the environment of the audio receiving device. The method comprises a) selecting a channel as the receiving channel among a predefined number of possible transmission channels; b) analyzing the received signal received and the signal picked up by the microphone; c) determining whether a predefined criterion concerning the degree of similarity of the received signal and the signal picked up by the microphone is fulfilled; d) keeping the channel as the receiving channel, if the predefined criterion is fulfilled; and e) changing the receiving channel to another channel if the predefined criterion is not fulfilled.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300884

Method and device for channel estimation in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system

The present invention discloses a channel estimation method and device in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system. The method includes steps of: a. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300702

Method and device used for feedback of channel information and precoding

The invention proposes a technical scheme (called as explicit feedback (used for feeding the information of downlink channels back to a base station at the user terminal of a wireless communication system, and a technical scheme for precoding the data transmitted to the user terminal based on the information of downlink channels feed back by the user terminal in the base station. The user terminal determines an approximately equivalent matrix of the transmission matrix of downlink channel, based on the transmission matrix of downlink channel, the number of downlink data streams, the spatial correlation matrix of multiple transmitting antennas in the base station and a predetermined codebook; then feeds the information concerning the approximately equivalent matrix back to the base station. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300459

Systems, components, and methods for electronic candles with moving flames

An electronic candle (10) which simulates a flickering flame is provided. The candle (10) includes a hollow shell (12), a light-emitting element (18) such as an led and a cap member (20) having the contour of a burning flame covering the light-emitting element (18). ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300188

Lithographic apparatus comprising a substrate table

A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam and 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. The lithographic apparatus further includes a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a positioner constructed to position the substrate table; a projection system configured to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a substrate surface actuator arranged to engage a part of a surface of the substrate facing the projection system, and a position controller configured to control a position of the substrate table, the position controller being arranged to drive the positioner and the substrate surface actuator.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120300072

Device and method for detection and prevention of motor vehicle accidents

A device and method for vehicle collision avoidance and mitigation employing a video camera providing a frontal view of a roadway to a video display. A plurality of generally trapezoidal windows formed in front of and rearward of an iconic vehicle are employed to ascertain objects in front of and rearward of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299834

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation allowing dynamic expansion of input key associations

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

11/29/12 / #20120299821

Flexible fingerprint sensor

A flexible pressure sensor has a first set of substantially parallel conductors in the x direction, a second set of substantially parallel conductors in the y direction, and a composite material disposed between the first set and second set of conductors. The composite material is capable of returning to substantially its original dimensions on release of pressure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299765

Compact smart antenna for mobile wireless communications

A compact, high gain 8-element circular smart antenna is able to scan a beam azimuthally through 360°. The 8-element array is placed on a ground skirt and connected to an 8-channel beamforning board via a transfer plate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299736

Water leak warning device

The present invention discloses an easy-to-use, installation-free water leak warning device having a sturdy hollow body enclosing essential functioning elements including a power source, an amplifier, a speaker, and portions of two electrodes. The water leak warning device is preferably small in size and may be placed at potential water leak or flooding spots. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299731

Systems, methods and computer program products for monitoring the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal

Systems, methods, and computer code products for monitoring the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal are disclosed herein. In one implementation, the animal is positioned inside a waste container placed on a system that is adapted to determine, record and communicate over a network various animal health parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299719

Portable traffic warning device

A portable traffic warning device releasably mounted on the underside of a lift gate of an automobile includes, in combination three elongated members set up in a triangular shape having a triangular hollow therethrough; a support leg pivotably secured to an upper central portion on a rear surface of the elongated members; a plurality of lamps arranged as a triangle on a front surface of the elongated members; and a rechargeable battery and controller mounted on the rear surface of the elongated members, the rechargeable battery and controller being electrically connected to an automotive battery of the automobile; wherein the lamps are controlled by the rechargeable battery and controller to operate in a first mode of continuously emitting light or a second mode of flashing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299712

Premises-based wireless alert system for automotive tall cargo

This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing visual and audio warnings to a vehicle driver warning of cargo on the vehicle roof when the vehicle approaches a structure. A low-power wireless transmitter can be coupled to each cargo item and is small enough to be left on the cargo when the cargo is used such that the wireless transmitter need not be removed from and reattached to the cargo. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299710

Access, monitoring, and control of appliances via a media processing system

A device and method for accessing, monitoring, and controlling home appliances in a media exchange network by establishing a communication link between a communication initiation device and at least one home appliance and communicating at least one command from the communication initiation device to the at least one home appliance via the communication link. The at least one home appliance then generates at least one response to the at least one command. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299641

Transponder with a modulator

A rfid transponder includes an electronic circuit and an antenna, the electronic circuit being integrated in a p-type substrate and comprising a modulator formed by a pmos transistor whose drain, electrically connected to a pad of the antenna, and source, connected to the ground of the electronic circuit, are arranged in an n-type well provided in the p-type substrate. The pmos transistor has a gate driven by a driving circuit which is arranged for providing at least a negative voltage, this negative voltage being low enough for turning on this pmos transistor in response to a control signal provided by a logical unit of the electronic circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299521

Electric motor and method for controlling the same

An electric motor (100) having a motor control system (400) including:—a current measuring means (402) for directly or indirectly measuring the electric current in the rotor windings (7) providing a rotor current value/s,—an ambient temperature measuring/estimation means (404) for measuring or estimating the ambient air temperature providing an air temperature value/s,—a rotor temperature estimation means (406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411) for estimating a rotor temperature at least based on the rotor current value/s and the air temperature value/s, and—a current limiting means (405) for preventing overheating/burning of the rotor assembly (3) by limiting the electric current to the rotor windings (7) when the estimated rotor temperature exceeds a predetermined overheating threshold (412).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299467

Production machine having an operating state warning light device

A production machine (12) is proposed, in particular a machine tool or the like, having a machine housing (13) for at least partially enclosing the production machine (12) and having an operating state warning light device (1) for the optical display of at least one operating state of the production machine (12), in particular of multiple different operating states, wherein at least one warning light element (1) is provided, which is implemented as a light-emitting diode (1) and has a warning light surface, wherein the warning light element (1) is arranged on a carrier layer, wherein the warning light element (1) has at least one luminescent layer, which emits a warning light and is arranged between a first and a second electrode, in particular a cathode and an anode, wherein better perceptibility is achieved than in the prior art. This is achieved according to the invention in that the machine housing (13) at least comprises the warning light element (1), and in that the electrode surfaces of the electrodes substantially correspond to the warning light surface of the warning light element (1), and in that at least one of the electrodes is light-transmitting and/or transparent.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299222

Method and device for full wafer nanoimprint lithography

The present application relates to a full wafer nanoimprint lithography device comprises a wafer stage, a full wafer coated with a liquid resist, a demolding nozzle, a composite mold, an imprint head, a pressure passageway, a vacuum passageway and a uv light source. The present application also relates to an imprinting method using the full wafer nanoimprint lithography device comprises the following steps: 1) a pretreatment process; 2) an imprinting process; 3) a curing process; and 4) a demolding process. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299221

Magnetic reversibly attached template (mrat) and uses therefor

The magnetic reversibly attached template (mrat) are solid devices made of biocompatible material containing a magnetic material. These devices can be made in any shape using microfabrication, milling, and molding and can be positioned and secured using magnetic forces. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299024

Patterning slit sheet assembly, organic layer deposition apparatus, method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus, and the organic light-emitting display apparatus

A patterning slit sheet assembly for performing a deposition process to form a thin film on a substrate in a desired fine pattern. The patterning slit sheet assembly includes a patterning slit sheet having a plurality of slits, a frame combined with the patterning slit sheet to support the patterning slit sheet, and a support unit including an upper member that is allowed to be moved or fixed to support the patterning slit sheet when a gravitational force is applied to the patterning slit sheet and a lower member disposed more apart from the patterning slit sheet than the upper member, wherein the upper member is fixed on the lower member.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299023

Organic layer deposition apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display device by using the same

An organic layer deposition apparatus for forming an organic layer on a substrate includes: a deposition source configured to discharge a deposition material; a deposition source nozzle unit arranged at a side of the deposition source and including a plurality of deposition source nozzles; and a patterning slit sheet facing the deposition source nozzle unit and including a plurality of patterning slits and at least one spacer arranged between a pair of adjacent patterning slits of the plurality of patterning slits, the patterning slit sheet being smaller than the substrate in at least one of a first direction or a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the substrate is spaced apart from the organic layer deposition apparatus by a predetermined distance, and at least one of the substrate or the organic layer deposition apparatus is movable relative to the other.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120299016

Organic layer deposition apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light emitting display device using the organic layer deposition apparatus

An organic layer deposition apparatus capable of protecting or preventing a patterning slit sheet from sagging, and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device by using the organic layer deposition apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298972

Organic tft array substrate and manufacture method thereof

According to an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a manufacture method of an organic thin film transistor array substrate is provided. The method comprises: forming a first pixel electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode and a data line in a first patterning process; forming an organic semiconductor island and a gate insulating island in a second patterning process; forming a data pad region in a third patterning process; and forming a second pixel electrode, a gate electrode and a gate line in a fourth patterning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298970

Patterning slit sheet assembly, organic layer deposition apparatus, method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus, and the organic light-emitting display apparatus

A patterning slit sheet assembly to perform a deposition process to deposit a thin film on a substrate in a fine pattern. A patterning slit sheet assembly includes a patterning slit sheet including a slit unit, and a non-slit region that is located along edges of the slit unit, the patterning slit sheet being smaller than the substrate in at least one of a first direction or a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a frame combined with the patterning slit sheet to support the patterning slit sheet; and a shielding unit extending on at least one inner side of the frame and overlapping an area including the edges of the slit unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298956

Method of separating light-emitting diode from a growth substrate

A method of forming a light-emitting diode (led) device and separating the led device from a growth substrate is provided. The led device is formed by forming an led structure over a growth substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298915

Process for producing water-absorbing resin powder

Provided is a process for producing a water-absorbing resin powder which contains a given amount of water added thereto, has a low dust content, and has high material properties. When a water-absorbing resin powder which has undergone surface crosslinking is produced on an industrial scale, various problems concerning production are eliminated and a long-term stable operation is possible without causing a deterioration in the material properties of the resin. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298906

Biodegradable halogen-free flame retardants composition and methods for use

The invention relates to a biodegradable halogen-free flame retardants composition used for fire-safety and prevention, that limits and extinguishes fires by means of increased resistance to ignition, slowing down burning rates and the rate of heat, smoke and toxic gas release from polymers with different physical and chemical properties and structure, such as textiles, wooden materials, paper, cardboard, corrugated board, leather, cellular polystyrene, foamed polyurethane, and items made of them. The composition according to the invention contains orthophosphoric acid, urea, triethanolamine, ammonia water, polydimethylsiloxane, surfactant, which may be anionic, cationic, amphoteric, non-ionic or mixtures thereof and water.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298521

Electrolyte supply tanks and bubbler tanks having improved gas diffusion properties for use in electrolyzer units

Electrolyte supply tanks and bubbler tanks for oxyhydrogen gas generation systems are provided which eliminate the introduction of electrolyte and water into the induction systems of internal combustion engines. Both types of tanks are equipped with porous polyethylene gas diffusers which break up incoming gas into microscopic bubbles, thereby facilitating the absorption of electrolyte mist and droplets returning to the electrolyte supply tank and minimizing splashing of incoming gas in bubbler tanks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298284

Vibration welding system

A vibration welding system has a pair of electromagnets coupled to a first workpiece support for effecting reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support relative to a second workpiece support, and an electrical drive system coupled to the electromagnets for successively energizing and de-energizing the electromagnets out of phase with each other to effect the reciprocating movement of the first workpiece support. The drive system includes a source of dc current; multiple controllable electronic switching devices for controllably coupling the source to, and de-coupling the source from, each of the electromagnets; current sensors coupled to the electromagnets and producing signals representing the currents supplied to the electromagnets; and control circuitry coupled to the electronic switching devices and receiving the signals produced by the current sensors for turning the switching devices on and off to control the energizing and de-energizing of the electromagnets.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298126

Phase transition compositions used to impart reduced ignition propensity to smoking articles

A composition for imparting reduced ignition propensity properties to a smoking article by treating the smoking article wrapper. The composition comprising at least one phase transition substance which, upon being subjected to the heat of the smoking article burning firecone, physically transforms and at least partially fills the pores of the smoking article wrapper to reduce the permeability of the wrapper in the vicinity of the burning firecone. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298090

Method of cutting workpiece with wire saw, and wire saw

The present invention provides a method of cutting a workpiece efficiently with high accuracy by utilizing tension adjusters to approximate tension in a wire in a wire saw to a predetermined target tension while effectively reducing only tension in a winder-side wire. The method comprises a forward-driven cutting step of cutting a workpiece while moving a wire forward, a first switching step of reversing a driving direction of the wire, a backward-driven cutting step of cutting the workpiece while moving the wire backward, and a second switching step of reversing a driving direction of the wire and returning to the forward-driven cutting step, the steps being repeated in this order. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120298075

Pressure regulator

A pressure regulator is connected to a fuel pipe to which fuel is supplied by a feed pump. There is formed a fuel channel in the pressure regulator for returning fuel from within the fuel pipe to the fuel tank. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120297905

Patterning nano-scale patterns on a film comprising unzipping copolymers

The invention concerns a method for patterning a surface of a material. A substrate having a polymer film thereon is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120297763

Quick-return active material actuator

A quick-return active material actuator adapted for more rapidly returning a load, so as to reduce the de-actuation time of a system, includes in a first aspect a thermally activated active material actuation element drivenly coupled to the load, an active material de-actuation element drivenly coupled to the load non-antagonistic to the actuation element, and a reconfigurable mechanism interconnecting the elements and load, wherein the de-actuation element and mechanism are cooperatively configured to return the load while the actuation element is still activated, and, in a second aspect a thermally activated active material actuation element drivenly coupled to a biased load and operable to autonomously release, so that the load is caused to be returned while the actuation element is still activated, and subsequently re-engage the load.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120297646

Multi-adaptable power automated traction apparatus

A multi-adaptable power automated apparatus used for gaining traction on various surfaces comprising: snow, and/or ice to name some. Further assisting with accelerating, decelerating, turning, and/or stopping of a person(s) and/or vehicle(s); yet further compatible in/or on water.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120297606

Method and apparatus for inverting a vehicle assembly

A method of inverting a vehicle assembly includes initially supporting the vehicle assembly with a first frame element relative to a surface, and positioning the first frame element and the vehicle assembly relative a second frame element, such that at least a portion of the vehicle assembly is disposed between the first and second frame elements. The method also includes selectively engaging at least one turning apparatus with the first frame element, and rotating the first frame element, the vehicle assembly, and the second frame element about a longitudinal axis extending through the vehicle assembly via the at least one turning apparatus from a first position to a second position. ... Corning Incorporated

11/29/12 / #20120297542

Movable lift device having rotatable bed

A movable lift device including a rotatable bed which can be lifted or rotated by a user, with laying a user thereon. The movable lift device having a rotatable bed includes a base frame comprising a plurality of wheels installed therein; a post rotatably coupled to the base frame, the post upwardly extended from the base frame a predetermined length in an “l” shape; and a bed comprising a bed part that is able to ascend along the post, the bed part allowing a user to lie thereon. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120297454

Systems and methods for security verification in electronic learning systems and other systems

. . . . The embodiments described herein relate to security verification systems and methods. In some aspects, there is provided a security verification server comprising a server processor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120297372

Static analysis of validator routines

A method includes accessing a validator routine having an input string and one or more return points, each return point returning a return value having two possible values; finding the return points in the validator routine; for each of the return points, performing a backwards traversal from a return point through a code section and determining constraints on the input string based at least on one or both of the two possible return values for the return point; using the determined constraints for the input string, determining whether all of the return values returned from the one or more return points meet validation constraints; and outputting one or more indications of whether all of the returned values returned from the return points meet the validation constraints for the one or both of the two possible return values. Apparatus and computer program products are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120297369

Method and system for concise expression of optional code snippets in interrepted languages

A method and apparatus for the concise expression of optional code snippets in interpreted object-oriented programming language software applications is described. In one embodiment, the method includes defining a first class where the first class is a concise expression class that includes one or more objects. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120297353

Patterning method and semiconductor device

A patterning method includes defining, in the case of an electric current which exceeds an allowable limit flowing between first conduction type well regions arranged in a semiconductor substrate, a first pattern between the first conduction type well regions; defining a second pattern by removing, in the case of a first region in which arrangement is inhibited being in the first pattern, the first region from the first pattern; defining a third pattern by removing, in the case of a second region which exceeds a fabrication limit being in the second pattern, the second region from the second pattern; and using the third pattern as a dummy active region in a second conduction type well region arranged in the semiconductor substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120297303

Presentation of information or representations pertaining to digital products available for digital distribution

Improved methods, systems, graphical user interfaces and computer program code for presenting representations or information concerning digital products are disclosed. The representations of digital products can serve to promote certain digital products at an online digital product distribution site. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296965

Detecting potentially abusive action in an online social network

One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for detecting a potentially abusive action for an online social network of a user. A network expansion profile and/or communications profile may be determined for the online social network of the user, by tracking user actions while building and/or maintaining the online social network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296900

Adaptively learning a similarity model

A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for computing a representation of similarity among items in a set of items. Computing a representation of similarity items may comprise generating a first similarity model that represents characteristics of the set of items, the characteristics being indicative of similarity among the items in the set of items. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296764

Generating a recommendation

A method and an apparatus for communicating a recommended item to a user of a network-based transaction facility are described. The method comprises determining that the user has been unsuccessful in concluding a transaction pertaining to an item offered for sale via the network-based transaction facility, and in response to this determination, communicating information concerning a recommended item to the user over a network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296697

Systems and methods for automated real time e-commerce marketing activities

Systems and methods for e-commerce marketing activities are provided via an analytics server, which provides real-time information concerning customer visits to an e-commerce website to a merchant that operates the website, for example via a dashboard or other user interface. The real-time information allows the analytics system and merchant to monitor and optionally interact with customers visiting the website, for example by sending instructions for advertisements or adjusting prices in response to consumer activity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296682

Real time e-commerce user interface for monitoring and interacting with consumers

Systems and methods for e-commerce customer support activities are provided via an analytics server, which provides real-time information concerning customer visits to an e-commerce web site to a merchant that operates the web site, for example via a dashboard or other user interface. The real-time information allows the merchant to monitor and optionally interact with customers visiting the web site, for example by viewing requests for customer service and providing real-time customer service via interactive user interfaces. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296670

Learning tool for a target group

A learning tool for a target group is disclosed. In the exemplary embodiment the target group includes health care professionals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296658

Method and apparatus for real-time multidimensional adaptation of an audio coding system

An adaptive controller for a configurable audio coding system including a fuzzy logic controller modified to use reinforcement learning to create an intelligent control system. With no knowledge of the external system into which it is placed the audio coding system, under the control of the adaptive controller, is capable of adapting its coding configuration to achieve user set performance goals.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296656

Adaptive controller for a configurable audio coding system

An adaptive controller for a configurable audio coding system comprising a fuzzy logic controller modified to use reinforcement learning to create an intelligent control system. With no knowledge of the external system into which it is placed the audio coding system, under the control of the adaptive controller, is capable of adapting its coding configuration to achieve user set performance goals.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296638

Method and system for quickly recognizing and responding to user intents and questions from natural language input using intelligent hierarchical processing and personalized adaptive semantic interface

In embodiments of the present invention, capabilities are described for understanding and responding to the user intent and questions quickly wherein the understanding is based on supervised system learning, intelligent layered semantic and syntactic information processing and personalized adaptive semantic interface. Supervised system learning creates reference pattern set for the intent repository and possible question categories. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296562

Collision avoidance system for rail line vehicles

A collision avoidance system (cas) is described that includes one or more sensor technologies, including, for example, an ultra wideband (uwb) sensing technology. The collision avoidance system is designed to reliably track the location and speed of vehicles and the distance between vehicles over a wide variety of track and terrain. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296528

Haptic steering wheel, steering-wheel system and driver assistance system for a motor vehicle

A steering wheel and a driver assistance system, which make possible an improved control of safety functions, driving functions and/or convenience functions of a vehicle. The steering wheel, in this context, has a plurality of touch-sensitive and which may be pressure-sensitive sensors on a steering-wheel rim. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296487

Occupancy sensing with vacate input

An occupancy sensing system includes a vacate input to cause the system to turn lights on without substantial delay when a monitored space becomes occupied after turning the load off in response to the vacate input. A special vacate input may be eliminated by determining, in response to a manual-off input, if the space has been vacated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296471

Robot and spot welding robot with learning control function

A robot (100) has a robot mechanism unit (1) having a sensor (10) and a control unit (2), and the control unit (2) includes a normal control unit (4) that controls the operation of the robot mechanism unit, and a learning control unit (3) that, when the robot mechanism unit (1) is operated by a speed command that is given by multiplying a teaching speed designated in a task program by a speed change ratio, performs learning to calculate, from a detection result by the sensor (10), a learning correction amount for making the trajectory or position of the control target in the robot mechanism unit (1) approach the target trajectory or target position, or for reducing the vibration of the control target, and performs processes so that the control target position of the robot mechanism unit (1) moves along a fixed trajectory regardless of the speed change ratio.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296358

Coring knife

A coring knife can be used to make a circular incision. The coring knife includes an abutment that is inserted into an initial slit through the heart wall. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296219

Apparatus and method for respiratory rate detection and early detection of blood loss volume

An apparatus and method is provided that provide, in real-time, an accurate detection and warning of dangerous blood or fluid loss to warn of impending hypovolemia, by non-invasive monitoring and processing of photoplethysmography data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296218

Fluorescence endoscope device

Provided is a fluorescence endoscope device that includes a light source; an image generating portion that captures an image of fluorescence generated at a subject due to irradiation with excitation light from the light source to obtain a fluorescence image and that captures an image of return light returning from the subject due to irradiation with reference light to obtain a reference image; an image-correcting portion that corrects the fluorescence image using the reference image to generate a corrected fluorescence image; an effective-area defining portion that defines an effective area having a brightness in a predetermined variation range in the corrected fluorescence image; a region-extracting portion that extracts a high-brightness region having a brightness higher than or equal to the predetermined threshold in the corrected fluorescence image; and an indication portion that shows whether or not the high-brightness region exists inside the effective area in an identifiable manner.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120296167

Flexible-tubed structure of endoscope

The present invention relates to a flexible-tubed structure of an endoscope comprising a plurality of cylindrical units, a first wire, a second wire, a first flexible unit, and a second flexible unit. The wires respectively pass through the cylindrical units. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295521

Method for producing a composite mirror and composite mirror obtained with same

A method for producing a composite mirror. It comprises the steps of providing a glass blank with low coefficient of expansion, machining a convex shape (4) in the glass blank, laying a front skin (6) impregnated with resin over the convex shape (4) of the glass blank (2), machining in a rear supporting structure (8) a concave shape matching the convex shape machined in the glass blank (2), gluing the concave shape (10) of the supporting structure (8) onto the convex shape of the glass blank (2), machining a convex shape in the supporting structure, laying a rear skin (14) impregnated with resin on a mould, gluing the rear skin (14) onto the convex shape of the supporting structure (8), turning over the assembly so that the blank (2) lies in the upper portion of the assembly, machining and polishing a mirror in the glass blank (2).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295510

Doll companion integrating child self-directed execution of applications with cell phone communication, education, entertainment, alert and monitoring systems

The presented cell phone-enabled doll companion allows a child novel ways to self-select and self-execute applications while requiring no intervention or supervision from the parent. Further, it provides learning, entertainment and safety by integrating cell phone communication, education, entertainment, alert and monitoring systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295425

Methods of fabricating devices by low pressure cold welding

Methods of transferring a metal and/or organic layer from a patterned stamp, preferably a soft, elastomeric stamp, to a substrate are provided. The patterned metal or organic layer may be used for example, in a wide range of electronic devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295382

Method of lift-off patterning thin films in situ employing phase change resists

Method for making a patterned thin film of an organic semiconductor. The method includes condensing a resist gas into a solid film onto a substrate cooled to a temperature below the condensation point of the resist gas. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295318

Cyclopropenones and the photochemical generation of cyclic alkynes therefrom

Cyclic alkynes (e.g., cyclooctynes such as dibenzocyclooctynes) can be photochemically generated from cyclopropenones as disclosed herein. The cyclic alkynes can be reacted (e.g., in situ) with materials having alkyne-reactive groups (e.g., azide groups in a “click” reaction). ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295235

Set of athletic balls for learning through game play

The present disclosure provides methods for making and sets of athletic balls for use in learning through game play. One or more embodiments include marking each of a number of tennis balls with a different letter symbol of an alphabetical set belonging to a language used in the game play, wherein all the letter symbols of the alphabetical set are used in marking the number of tennis balls; and marking each of the number of tennis balls with a different numerical symbol, the numerical symbol corresponding to a numerical position of the letter symbol in the alphabetical set of the language used in the game play.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295226

Temporary abutment with combination of scanning features and provisionalization features

A lower region of a temporary abutment includes an anti-rotational feature for non-rotationally mating with a dental implant. An upper region of the temporary abutment includes a first anti-rotational structure and at least one retention groove. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295224

Implant arrangement with an internal socket for a turning tool

An implant is provided with an upper portion in which an internal socket extends. The implant can be tightened by a turning instrument which has first lateral surfaces that can cooperate with corresponding second lateral surfaces in the internal socket. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295223

Temporary abutment with combination of scanning features and provisionalization features

A lower region of a temporary abutment includes an anti-rotational feature for non-rotationally mating with a dental implant. An upper region of the temporary abutment includes a first anti-rotational structure and at least one retention groove. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295186

Double patterning mask set and method of forming thereof

A double patterning mask set includes a first mask having a first set of via patterns, and a second mask having a second set of via patterns. The first set of via patterns includes at least two via patterns arranged along a diagonal direction, each of the at least two via patterns has at least a truncated corner. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295185

Holographic reticle and patterning method

A hologram reticle and method of patterning a target. A layout pattern for an image to be transferred to a target is converted into a holographic representation of the image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295081

Composite material and method for producing same

A method for producing a glass or glass ceramic composite material is provided. The method includes: providing a glass or glass ceramic substrate with a coefficient of thermal expansion of α≦5*10−6 k−1; applying a sol-gel layer onto the substrate; adding particles to the sol-gel layer; patterning the sol-gel layer; thermally curing the sol-gel layer; and applying at least one further layer using a deposition process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295030

High density, hard tip arrays

Improved high density, hard tip arrays for use in patterning are provided. An article comprises a handle chip; and a silicon nitride membrane bonded to at least a portion of the handle chip. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120295029

Methods utilizing scanning probe microscope tips and products therefor or produced thereby

The invention provides a nanolithographic method, comprising: (i) providing a substrate; (ii) providing a nanoscopic tip coated with a patterning compound; (iii) contacting the coated tip with the substrate so that the patterning compound is applied to the substrate to produce a desired pattern; and (iv) wherein the patterning compound is anchored to the substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294640

Image forming apparatus and temperature controlling method of image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a fusing unit with a heating member arranged to fuse toner to a printing paper, a heat source arranged to heat the heating member, a thermal sensor arranged to measure a surface temperature of the heating member, an electricity controlling unit arranged to control electricity supplied to the heat source based on a temperature measured by the thermal sensor, a first temperature controlling unit arranged to control the surface temperature of the heating member in standby mode to gradually rise to an upper limit temperature by turning on/off electricity to the heat source with an electricity controlling unit, and a second temperature controlling unit arranged to control the surface temperature of the heating member in standby mode to gradually fall to a lower limit temperature by turning on/off electricity to the heat source with the electricity controlling unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294623

Optical transceiver module for controlling power in lane

Disclosed is an optical transceiver module for controlling power in each lane. The optical transceiver module includes: a plurality of transmitting units formed in each lane in order to transmit signals to receive electric signals in each lane, convert the received electric signals into optical signals, and transmit the converted optical signals, respectively; a first switching means turning on/off power supplied to each of the plurality of transmitting units in each lane; a plurality of receiving units formed in each lane to receive optical signals in each lane, convert the received optical signals into electric signals, and output the converted electric signals, respectively; a second switching means turning on/off power supplied to each of the plurality of receiving units in each lane; and a control means controlling switching operations of the first switching means and the second switching means.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294515

Image processing apparatus and image processing method, learning apparatus and learning method, program, and recording medium

A predictive signal processing unit calculates a pixel value of a luminance component of a pixel of interest by a calculation of a predictive coefficient for a luminance component and a luminance prediction tap. A predictive signal processing unit calculates a pixel value of a chrominance component of a pixel of interest by a calculation of a predictive coefficient for a chrominance component which is higher in noise reduction effect than the predictive coefficient for the luminance component and a chrominance prediction tap. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294513

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, storage medium, and learning apparatus

A prediction calculation unit calculates a pixel value of a pixel of interest for each color component by a calculation of a learned predictive coefficient and a predictive tap, and outputs an output image including the pixel value of the pixel of interest of each color component. For example, the present technology can be applied to an image processing apparatus.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294512

Learning apparatus and method, image processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a model-based processing unit that executes model-based processing for converting resolution and converting an image on the basis of a camera model and a predetermined model having aligning, with respect to a high-resolution image output one frame before, and a prediction operation unit that performs a prediction operation on a pixel value of a high-resolution image to be output, on the basis of parameters stored in advance, an observed low-resolution image that is an input low-resolution image, and an image obtained by executing the model-based processing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294511

Efficient retrieval of anomalous events with priority learning

Local models learned from anomaly detection are used to rank detected anomalies. The local models include image feature values extracted from an image field of video image data with respect to different predefined spatial and temporal local units, wherein anomaly results are determined by failures to fit to applied anomaly detection module local models. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294187

Assigning gateways for heterogeneous wireless mobile networks

Systems and methods are provided for assigning gateways for heterogeneous wireless mobile networks. A method includes exchanging routing and connectivity information between a plurality of nodes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294183

Method and system for diagnosing access node

A method for diagnosing an access node (an) is provided, including: a service node (sn) sending a diagnosis query message to the an; after receiving the diagnosis query message, the an returning a diagnosis query response message to the sn; and the sn displaying a query result on a command line or sending the query result to a network management system. A system for diagnosing an an is provided too. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294070

Method for driving semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a nonvolatile memory cell including a writing transistor including an oxide semiconductor, a reading transistor including a semiconductor material different from that of the writing transistor, and a capacitor. Data is written to the memory cell by turning on the writing transistor so that a potential is supplied to a node where a source electrode of the writing transistor, one electrode of the capacitor, and a gate electrode of the reading transistor are electrically connected, and then turning off the writing transistor so that a predetermined potential is held in the node. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294069

Signal processing circuit

A signal processing circuit includes a memory and a control portion configured to control the memory. The control portion includes a volatile memory circuit including data latch terminals, a first non-volatile memory circuit electrically connected to one of the data latch terminals, a second non-volatile memory circuit electrically connected to the other of the data latch terminals, and a precharge circuit having a function of supplying a potential that is a half of a high power supply potential to the one and the other of the data latch terminals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294066

Semiconductor storage device

A semiconductor storage device which stops and resumes the supply of power supply voltage without the necessity of saving and returning a data signal between a volatile storage device and a nonvolatile storage device is provided. In the semiconductor storage device, data is held in a data holding portion connected to a transistor including a semiconductor layer containing an oxide semiconductor and a capacitor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294050

Inverter generator

In an inverter generator having a first, second and third inverters, a first, second and third controllers adapted to control turning on/off of switching elements thereof and to operate the first inverter as a master inverter and the second and third inverters as slave inverters, a three-phase output terminal, a single-phase output terminal, and an engine control section adapted to send an output of a selector switch to the first controller and so on, thereby outputting three-phase or single-phase ac through control of turning on/off of the switching elements, so that the outputs from the first, second and third inverters become in the three-phase or single-phase ac in response to the output of the selector switch making the output from the first inverter as a reference.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120294049

Parallel running control apparatus for inverter generators

In a parallel running control apparatus for an inverter generator a having a first, second and third inverters each connected to three windings wound around an alternator driven by an engine and converts alternating current outputted therefrom to direct/alternating current to output alternating current, and first, second and third controllers to control turning on/off of the switching elements, and the inverter generator a is configured to run in parallel with at least one inverter generator b which is configured to be same as the inverter generator a to output a three-phase alternating current.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293993

Led mixed lighting for tissue culture of orchids

This invention discloses a led mixed lighting for tissue culture of orchids. Due to limitation of technology, currently it lacks of led lighting directly used for orchids, especially for tissue culture of dendrobium candidum, ornamental dendrobium and phalaenopsis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293824

Image forming apparatus and sheet jam treatment method for the image forming apparatus

The image forming apparatus according to the embodiment includes a display section configured to display information or an inquiry, an input section configured to receive an input from the operator; and a control section configured to display, when the sheet jam occurs, an inquiry concerning a situation of the occurrence of the sheet jam on the display section and a method to eliminate a cause of the sheet jam estimated on the basis of input in response to the displayed inquiry.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293821

Instruction accepting system, information processing apparatus, and instruction accepting method

Between a digital multi-function peripheral for processing data, and one or a plurality of memory devices for giving an instruction for the digital multi-function peripheral to process data, when the memory device(s) contacts a display surface of a display section of the digital multi-function peripheral, the digital multi-function peripheral accepts a first instruction concerning authentication and a second instruction concerning processing of the data based on a contact position, in this case, acquires first identification data stored in the memory device(s) concerning the first instruction and second identification data stored in the memory device(s) concerning the second instruction, and when the first identification data and the second identification data do not coincide with each other, invalidates the accepted second instruction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293673

Image stabilizer and image capturing device having same

An image stabilizer includes a stationary frame with four sidewalls, a moveable frame including four side panels, magnets, a plurality of fine pattern coils, and a resilient plate holding the moveable frame in the stationary frame. Each sidewall includes a receiving hole, a support portion received in the receiving hole, and a raised engagement portion extending from the support portion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293561

Display device capable of controlling external light and method for controlling external light

A display device capable of controlling an external light and a control method are provided. Image display of the display device and the external light are synchronously controlled through a synchronization signal generated by a control module in the display device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293481

Systems and methods for display systems with dynamic power control

Methods and systems to dynamically adjust a voltage supply of a display are provided. Systems are provided to receive a digital data input indicative of an amount of luminance to be emitted from the display, to determine a desired supply voltage to supply to the display based on the received digital data, and to adjust an adjustable voltage supply according to the determined desired supply voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293334

System and method for warning a fire and flammable gas

A fire and flammable gas system comprises a signal detector installed in a detection area for detecting flue gas, temperature or flammable gas signal; an alarm controller for real time collecting flue gas, temperature or flammable gas signal detected by the signal detector; a data manager for recording and storing an initial background value of the detector and detection data of the detector during running process, and analyzing the historical data of the detector during running process in real time so as to carry out early-warning in advance or detector self-diagnosis or alarm threshold adjusting; and an early-warning monitor for displaying early-warning analysis result output by the data manager on the monitor. A fire and flammable gas method is also provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293329

Wireless dog barking alarm system

The present invention is an alarm system that includes at least one base unit operable to detect sound levels and to transmit a signal to cause an alarm response, such as emission of media that may be the sound of one or more dog barks. The media may be emitted through one or more applicable broadcasting device, such as through a speaker, and may be the sound of one or more dog barks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293314

Vehicle collision warning system and method of operating the same

A vehicle collision warning system and method may be used to detect a potential or impending collision with another vehicle and to send a corresponding warning to the driver. In an exemplary embodiment, the collision warning system uses one or more target vehicle readings (e.g., a relative velocity reading (Δv), a target vehicle acceleration reading (atar), and a relative distance reading or range (Δd)) to solve a unified collision warning algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293313

Method and apparatus for generating vehicle vibration to alert vehicle user of warning

A drive torque modulation is generated in response to an unintentional lane departure or traffic/obstacle intervention in an electric vehicle or a hybrid-electric vehicle (hev). At least one of propulsion and braking of the vehicle is controlled via a motor of the vehicle in accordance with the torque modulation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293222

Pll circuit

A phase locked loop (pll) circuit including a phase comparator for comparing a phase of a reference signal with a phase of a feedback signal, an oscillator for outputting an output signal at a frequency in accordance with an output of the phase comparator, a feedback loop for returning the output signal of the oscillator and supplying the output signal as the feedback signal, and a delay circuit for delaying the phase of the output signal output from the oscillator to a load circuit, wherein the delay circuit is provided outside the feedback loop.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293144

Voltage/current control apparatus and method

A voltage/current control apparatus and method are disclosed. The apparatus includes a low-side field effect transistor (fet) having a source, a gate and a drain, a high-side field effect transistor (fet) having a source, a gate and a drain, a gate driver integrated circuit (ic), a sample and hold circuit, and a comparator configured to produce a trigger signal at the output when a sum of the first and second input signals is equal to a sum of the third and fourth input signals, wherein the trigger signal is configured to trigger a beginning of a new cycle by turning the gate of the high-side fet “on” and the gate of the low-side fet “off”.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293030

Electric machine having a plurality of torque-support elements

An electric machine for installation to a retaining device includes a stator having an axis, and a torque-support device for supporting the stator against the retaining device to prevent a turning movement around the axis. The torque-support device has an intermediate element, at least two holding support elements for providing support against the retaining device, and at least two stator support elements for providing support against the stator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293026

Drive device and conveyance device

A drive device includes a frame and an actuator installed in the frame. The frame is formed by integral molding by casting. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120293004

Parallel running control apparatus for inverter generators

In a parallel running control apparatus for inverter generator a having first, second and third inverters adapted convert alternating current outputted from windings wound around an alternator into direct/alternating current by driving switching elements, and cpus to control turning on/off of the switching elements, it is configured so that the generator a runs in parallel with at least one inverter generator b, which is configured to be same as the inverter generator a, to output a three-phase alternating current, and one of the cpu determines that the generator b was stopped when at least one of phase differences between a phase of an output from the first inverter and phases of outputs from the second and third inverters becomes greater than or equal to a predetermined value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292948

Cowling structure of riding-type vehicle

A cowling structure includes a head pipe mounted to the front of a body frame, a steering gear held such that it is capable of pivoting about the axis of the head pipe, side cowls each arranged at the transverse outside of the body frame, together with an opening so formed in each side cowl that it communicates with the transverse outside and inside of each side cowl. When viewed in a side view, the side cowls are lengthened up to the fore of the head pipe, and the opening is in such a position that it is level with the head pipe and overlaps with the steering gear in the fore of the head pipe. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292602

Self-aligned carbon electronics with embedded gate electrode

A device and method for device fabrication includes forming a buried gate electrode in a dielectric substrate and patterning a stack comprising a high dielectric constant layer, a carbon-based semi-conductive layer and a protection layer over the buried gate electrode. An isolation dielectric layer formed over the stack is opened to define recesses in regions adjacent to the stack. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292387

Methods and apparatus for managing information in connection with an account-based recycling program

Methods and apparatus for managing information relating to recycling activities are described. One embodiment described herein is directed to a method for accessing aggregated recycling information for use and/or display in connection with an account-based recycling program. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292386

System and method for managing and monitoring the dispensing of fuels

A fuel management system for use by operators of temporary and/or permanent inventories of vehicles such as vehicle dealerships: fuel vouchers are issued by authorized issuing personnel to authorized recipients if a validation procedure is passed using a database incorporating employee and vehicle inventory information. At the time of delivery, the fueling station will verify the vehicle and individual presenting the voucher. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292344

Head for dispensing fluid material

A fluid dispenser head including a fluid dispenser member; a dispenser endpiece that is connected to a nozzle via a duct; a pusher that is manually and axially movable down and up so as to move the dispenser endpiece, in such a manner as to dispense fluid; and a rotary control hoop for moving the pusher axially between a storage position and an actuatable position. The head further includes axial guide for guiding the pusher axially without turning about its own axis; and rotary cam that is turned by the control hoop, the pusher being in engagement with the cam so as to urge the pusher in axial movement, without any turning component.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292286

Method for manufacturing micro-structure and optically patternable sacrificial film-forming composition

A micro-structure is manufactured by patterning a sacrificial film, forming an inorganic material film on the pattern, and etching away the sacrificial film pattern through an aperture to define a space having the contour of the pattern. The patterning stage includes the steps of (a) coating a substrate with a composition comprising a cresol novolac resin, a crosslinker, and a photoacid generator, (b) heating to form a sacrificial film, (c) patternwise exposure, (d) development to form a sacrificial film pattern, and (e) forming crosslinks within the cresol novolac resin.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292285

Mask system and method of patterning magnetic media

A method of patterning a substrate, comprises patterning a photoresist layer disposed on the substrate using imprint lithography and etching exposed portions of a hard mask layer disposed between the patterned photoresist layer and the substrate. The method may also comprise implanting ions into a magnetic layer in the substrate while the etched hard mask layer is disposed thereon.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292265

Oil filter

An oil filter assembly is disclosed for a machine, such as an internal combustion engine, that has an oil output port and an input port. A mounting plate is fixed with an outer enclosure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292242

Column for liquid chromatography

Chromatography column comprising a column tube and at least one adjustable adapter assembly with a plunger that may be positioned at a plurality of longitudinal positions in the column tube, wherein the piston is arranged at the end of a threaded piston rod arranged with the threads engaged by a rotable end cap for enabling longitudinal movement of the piston by turning the end cap, and wherein the adaptor assembly comprises rotation prevention means arranged to prevent rotation of the plunger rod in response to turning of the end cap.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292164

Switch panel with indicator

A switch panel with an indicator is disclosed. The switch panel has a transparent region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120292057

Fire suppression valve improvements

Disclosed is a fire suppression system, a valve for the system, and a movable valve member for the valve. The system includes a reservoir for a fire suppressant material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291954

Electrode orientation and parallelism adjustment mechanism for plasma processing systems

A mechanism for adjusting an orientation of an electrode in a plasma processing chamber is disclosed. The plasma processing chamber may be utilized to process at least a substrate, which may be inserted into the plasma processing chamber in an insertion direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291879

Handling hydrocarbon cargoes

The loading of crude oil into a storage tank (12) at a causes vent gas comprising a. Mixture of voc and inert gas to be vented from the tank (12) at c. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291767

System and method for temperature regulation

A system and method for regulating the temperature of a building interior, the building including at least one thermal mass for receiving and holding heat, distribution vents and an air return, the method including receiving and holding heat in the at least one thermal mass, enabling an air flow from the at least one thermal mass using the distribution vents, and returning the air flow to the at least one thermal mass via the air return, wherein the air flow tends to maintain a generally constant temperature in the building.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291754

Fuel pump control apparatus of engine

By driving a fuel pump suitably to an amount of fuel according to an amount of fuel consumed by an engine and by monitoring an actual motor speed of the fuel pump, f/b control is carried out according to a target motor speed and the actual motor speed of the fuel pump. Meanwhile, by learning and storing a duty value comparable to a deviation between the target and actual motor speeds, duty driving of the fuel pump is corrected to suit an engine condition. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291718

Scratching post for household pets

This invention provides a cat scratching post with removable and/or interchangeable panels. The cat scratching post has a base, a column to house scratching panels, and a top cover. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291704

Electrode manufacturing apparatus

Provided is an electrode manufacturing apparatus having a manufacturing unit mixing a plurality of materials and manufacturing an electrode slurry, a reservoir tank connected to the manufacturing unit and storing the manufactured electrode slurry that is manufactured, a coarse particle removal filter connected to the reservoir tank and removing coarse particles in a stored electrode slurry, a defoamer connected to the coarse particle removal filter and removing bubbles in the electrode slurry from which the coarse particles are removed and then returning the electrode slurry, from which the bubbles are removed, to a position below a liquid level of the electrode slurry stored in the reservoir tank, and a coating unit connected to the reservoir tank and coating the stored electrode slurry to a base material.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291600

Hollow form turning device

A hollow turning device comprises a tool handle, a cutting bar extending from one end of the tool handle having a longitudinal axis and a cross section at least a portion of which is non-circular, and a cutting tool disposed at a distal end of the cutting bar. A tool rest is disposed adjacent the work piece. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291443

Rocket propulsion device and method for assembling rocket propulsion device

A rocket propulsion device including, a case having a propellant therein, the case in the form of a tube, a nozzle having at least part inserted in the case, and configured to discharge gas upon burning the propellant, and a locking unit disposed to be wound on the nozzle, the locking unit in the form of a band having both ends open, wherein a through hole for inserting the locking unit therein is formed at one region on a circumference of the case, and the both ends of the locking unit are located at a region facing the one region, whereby a rocket propulsion device having a simplified structure and a facilitated alignment of a thrust line can be implemented.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291437

Turbine combustion system coupling with adjustable wear pad

A nut (64) is affixed to an outer surface of a transition impingement sleeve forward ring (50) that encircles, and is affixed to, a forward end (44) of a tubular transition impingement sleeve (45). The nut has a threaded hole (63) aligned with a hole (66) in the impingement sleeve forward ring. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291328

Slide-on slide stock for firearm

A bump stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. The interface system includes first and second bearing elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291281

Process for producing ink jet recording head

A process for producing an ink jet recording head which includes a substrate having a first and a second surface opposing to each other, a common liquid chamber formed by machining the substrate from the second surface so as to reduce the thickness of a part of the substrate and a plurality of independent ink supply ports that communicate with the common liquid chamber and are through-holes extending through the substrate, and a nozzle structure that is formed on the first surface and has an ink flow path communicating with the independent ink supply ports and an ink ejection orifice communicating with the ink flow path. The process includes patterning a resist applied to the substrate using a photomask for forming the independent ink supply ports, wherein infrared alignment is conducted at a depression of the substrate upon alignment between the photomask and the substrate using an alignment mark.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/22/12 / #20120291258

Process for producing nested refuse bags

A process for preparing a package of nested refuse bags includes the steps of (a) providing a continuous roll of connected bags, each bag having opposed open and closed ends when separated from the continuous roll of bags; (b) separating a first bag from the continuous roll of bags; (c) separating a next bag from the continuous roll; (d) opening the next bag's open end to present an opening larger than the closed end of an immediately proceeding bag; (e) moving the next bag open end over the immediately previously separated bag closed end until the next bag open end is substantially adjacent the immediately previously separated bag open end and the immediately previously separated bag is substantially nested in the next bag; and (f) returning to the step of separating a next bag until a predetermined number of bags have been separated from the continuous roll of bags.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120291081

Television with improved graphical user interface

A new and distinct portulaca cultivar named ‘dpaz17’ is disclosed, characterized by large white flowers. The new variety has a compact, semi trailing growth habit and forms a dense plant. A television set. At least one peripheral electronic device is connected to the television set. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290879

Method and device for monitoring the state of a facility

This invention provides method for detecting advance signs of anomalies, event signals outputted from the facility are used to create a separate mode for each operating state, a normal model is created for each mode, the sufficiency of learning data for each mode is checked, a threshold is set according to the results of said check, and anomaly identification is performed using said threshold. Also, for diagnosis, a frequency matrix is created in advance, with result events on the horizontal axis and cause events on the vertical axis, and the frequency matrix is used to predict malfunctions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290852

System and method for voltage regulator optimization through predictive transient warning

In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for voltage regulator optimization though predictive transient warning is described. The system may include a transient load, a controller and a voltage regulator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290662

Mining email inboxes for suggesting actions

Embodiments are directed towards automatically learning user behavioral patterns when interacting with messages and based on the learned patterns, suggesting one or more predicted actions that a user might take in response to receiving subsequent message. One or more classifiers are trained and employed to predict one or more actions that a user might take in response to receiving the message. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290617

Custom local search

A method described herein includes receiving a query that is configured by an issuer of the query to be utilized to retrieve a portion of local search content, wherein the local search content comprises a first dataset and a second data set, wherein the first dataset comprises a first entity and the second dataset comprises a second entity, and wherein the query comprises a first token and a second token. The method also includes parsing the query such that the first token of the query is mapped to the first entity in the first dataset and the second token of the query is mapped to the second entity in the second dataset. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290558

System and method to search and generate reports from semi-structured data including dynamic metadata

Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for searching and reporting on semistructured data that can include dynamic metadata. One embodiment can comprise providing a user interface to a user based on an object type definition for an object type that allows the user to specify search criteria associated with a set of metadata, mapping the user search criteria to a query that comprises at least one structured query constraint and at least one unstructured query constraint, processing the query to search a set of data objects containing semistructured data associated with the object type according to the query and returning a set of results to the user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290516

Habituation-compensated predictor of affective response

Creating a machine learning-based habituation-compensated predictor of a user's response to token instances representing stimuli that influence the user's affective state, comprising: receiving samples comprising temporal windows of token instances to which the user was exposed, wherein the token instances have overlapping instantiation periods; the samples further comprise data on previous instantiations of at least one of the token instances from the temporal windows; receiving target values corresponding to the temporal windows of token instances; the target values represent the user's responses to the token instances from the temporal windows of token instances; training the machine learning-based habituation-compensated predictor to predict the user's response to token instances, while accounting for the influence of the user's previous exposure to tokens; wherein the training uses the samples, the data on previous instantiations, and the corresponding target values. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290515

Affective response predictor trained on partial data

Creating a machine learning-based affective response predictor of a user when there are significantly more samples than target values available for training, comprising: receiving samples comprising temporal windows of token instances to which the user was exposed; the token instances are spread over a long period of time; receiving intermittent target values corresponding to a subset of the temporal windows of token instances; the target values represent affective response annotations of the user; creating the machine learning-based affective response predictor of the user, by running a semi-supervised machine learning training procedure on the samples and the intermittent corresponding target values; wherein the machine learning-based affective response predictor is more accurate than a predictor created when training only on the samples that have corresponding target values, since it is capable of learning additional information from the samples comprising temporal windows of token instances without corresponding target values.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290514

Methods for predicting affective response from stimuli

Creating a machine learning-based affective response predictor to predict a user's emotional state after being exposed to tokens representing stimuli that influence the user's affective state, comprising: receiving samples comprising temporal windows of token instances to which the user was exposed; the token instances are spread over a long period of time, and a subset of the token instances originate from same source and have overlapping instantiation periods; receiving target values, which represent affective response annotations of the user and correspond to the temporal windows of token instances; and creating the machine learning-based affective response predictor for the user, which compensates for non-linear effects resulting from the user being exposed to the subset of token instances originating from the same source and having overlapping instantiation periods, by running a machine learning training procedure on input data comprising the samples and the corresponding target values.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290513

Habituation-compensated library of affective response

Generating a habituation-compensated library comprising a user's expected response to tokens representing stimuli that influence the user's affective state, the method comprising: receiving samples comprising temporal windows of token instances to which the user was exposed, wherein the token instances have overlapping instantiation periods; the samples further comprise data on previous instantiations of at least one of the token instances from the temporal windows; receiving target values corresponding to the temporal windows of token instances; the target values represent the user's response to the token instances from the temporal windows of token instances; training a machine learning-based user response model using the samples, the data on previous instantiations, and the corresponding target values; and analyzing the machine learning-based user response model to generate the habituation-compensated library, which accounts for the influence of the user's previous exposure to tokens. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290512

Methods for creating a situation dependent library of affective response

Generating a situation-dependent library comprising a user's expected response to tokens representing stimuli that influence the user's affective state, including: receiving samples comprising temporal windows of token instances to which the user was exposed, wherein the token instances have overlapping instantiation periods and are spread over a long period of time that spans different situations; wherein at least one token is expected to elicit from the user a noticeably different affective response in the different situations; receiving target values corresponding to the temporal windows of token instances; the target values represent the user's responses to the token instances from the temporal windows of token instances; training a machine learning-based user response model using the samples and the corresponding target values; and analyzing the machine learning-based user response model to generate the situation-dependent library comprising the user's expected response to tokens, which accounts for the variations in the user's affective response in the different situations.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290511

Database of affective response and attention levels

A data structure stored in memory including: token instances representing stimuli that influence a user's affective state; the token instances are spread over a long period of time that spans different situations, and a plurality of the token instances have overlapping instantiation periods; data representing levels of user attention in some of the token instances used by an application program to improve the accuracy of a machine learning based affective response model for the user; annotations representing emotional states of the user; the annotations are spread over a long period of time that spans different situations; and linkage information between the token instances, the data representing levels of user attention, and the annotations.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290510

Multi-task machine learning using features bagging and local relatedness in the instance space

A multi-task machine learning component learns a set of tasks comprising two or more different tasks based on a set of examples. The examples are represented by features of a set of features. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290505

Market value matrix

An apparatus, computer program product and system for using artificial intelligence based cognitive learning methods to measure, manage and report value, risk and return for a portfolio on a continual basis. The elements of value, external factors and segments of value of the portfolio are analyzed and modeled by item using predictive models that are developed by learning from the data associated with said portfolio. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290447

On line advertising and electronic catalog processes and apparatus

Various methods and systems concerning advertisements and electronic calendars with digital assets are described. The methods include receiving from a network a packet having an identifier that identifies a product associated with a digital asset. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290438

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

11/15/12 / #20120290430

Electronic catalog construction and applications

Various method and systems concerning electronic calendars are described including receiving user selections of digital assets from different suppliers and/or retailers from one or more electronic catalogs, the digital assets representing different products from the different suppliers and/or retailers; and rendering the selected digital assets of the different products together on a same displayed image. Other methods and systems are described.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290410

Electronic catalog construction

Various method and systems concerning electronic calendars are described including constructing an electronic catalog where the constructing includes embedding in he electronic catalog a digital asset with an associated tag for triggering an automatic on line purchasing sequence and associated code for synchronizing comments made about the digital asset on the electronic catalog onto a social web site. Another method includes displaying digital media content on a computer display and in response to a user's input, incorporating a digital asset of the digital media content onto an electronic calendar. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290406

System and method for a data driven meta-auction mechanism for sponsored search

Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to deriving optimal parameters of a learning algorithm to maximize an objective function of online keyword auctions for bidded terms. Some embodiments of the invention simulate online keyword auctions based on historical data for the bidded terms, wherein the parameters of the simulated auctions such as market reserve prices of the bidded terms are determined by an adaptive learning algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290314

Method and apparatus for operative event documentation and related data management

In one embodiment, method and apparatus are disclosed which provide that a plurality of physicians each enter operative event data into an operative event database, wherein the operative event data documents planned or completed operative events and the physicians enter the operative event data use a wide area network through a user interface assisting the physicians in coding operative events in a consistent manner. The physicians access the operative event database to obtain information concerning upcoming or previously performed operative events, with a service provider maintaining an on-line system including one or more servers to support the entering of operative event data into the database through the internet and the user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290310

Dynamic decision tree system for clinical information acquisition

A dynamic decision forest may be used to guide clinical or other decision queries such that multiple decision trees are followed in sequence and jumps occur between decision trees based on previously received query responses and the system's determination of what useful data has not been gathered. For example, rather than storing data concerning all possible paths between various decision trees, a system using the dynamic decision forest may determine at the time of use that a jump should occur from one decision tree to another decision tree despite the system not being pre-populated with data representative of a relationship between the source and destination of the jump. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290304

Electronic holder for reading books

A book support and optical scanner assembly for converting printed text to an audio output includes a support for supporting an open book and a pair of optical scanners adapted to scan opposite pages. The assembly also includes means for moving the scanners from the top of the page to the bottom of a page. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290285

Language learning device for expanding vocaburary with lyrics

A language learning device for expanding vocabulary with lyrics have a learning platform selected from information network, a personal computer, an electronic dictionary apparatus, a multimedia apparatus, a personal digital assistant (pda), a cell phone, a paper sheet, a book, a memory card, and an optical disk. The learning platform further comprises an original lyric data base, a translated lyric data base, a word group expansion data base, and a correlated short sentence data base. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290247

System and method of sensor installation validation

A glassbreak detector or motion detector includes circuitry responsive to an installation process. Data concerning the installation process can be automatically stored in non-volatile memory. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290192

Internal combustion engine system controller

Provided is an internal combustion engine system controller, including a sub-feedback learning section, a state determining section, and a learning update-speed setting section. The state determining section determines, to which of at least three states including: (a) a stable state in which a fluctuating state of a sub-feedback learning value is stable; (b) an unstable state in which the fluctuating state greatly fluctuates; and (c) an intermediate state between the stable state and the instable state (may be referred to as sub-stable state), the fluctuating state corresponds. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290178

Loading guide system

Provided is a system by which a loading machine (202) guides a hauling machine (201) on the weight and the position of materials loaded on the hauling machine (202). The system includes: loaded state detection means (5, 6) for detecting the weight “p” and position “x” of materials already loaded on the hauling machine; hauling basic information storage means (7) for storing hauling basic information concerning the loaded state of the hauling machine; loading performance information storage means (11) for storing the loading performance information concerning the loading capacity of the loading machine; next operation calculation means (10) for calculating the next loading weight and the next loading position at which the loading machine should load materials in the next operation based on the hauling basic information, the loading performance information, and the weight and the position of materials on the hauling machine; and a display unit (12) that guides the operator of the loading machine on the next loading weight and the next loading position. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290150

Apparatus, system, and method for providing and using location information

An initiator located on a car energizes an rfid fixed to a roadway. The rfid returns identification and other information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120290146

Gps/imu/video/radar absolute/relative positioning communication/computation sensor platform for automotive safety applications

A gps/imu safety sensor platform is proposed, consisting of data fusion processors, gnss signal acquisition and tracking processors, mems imu sensors, one or multiple accelerometers able to provide orientation information, optional v2v communication modules, and optional v2i communication modules. The data fusion processors provide interface ports to gnss/imu processors, odometers, video (visual/infrared) cameras installed in the vehicle, v2v relative positioning sensors (laser, radar or any other distance measuring), and v2v and v2i communication modules. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289819

Implant detector

Generally described herein are an apparatus, a method of use, and/or a system related to an implant detector for detecting whether a needle inserted into a body of a patient has come into contact with a sensitive portion of the implanted gastric banding system (e.g., the tube connecting the access port to the gastric band). For example, a warning light may be activated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289557

Protein synthesis required for long-term memory is induced by pkc activation on days preceding associative learning

The present invention provides methods of contacting a protein kinase c (pkc) activator with a pkc activator in a manner sufficient to stimulate the synthesis of proteins sufficient to consolidate long-term memory. The present invention also provides methods of contacting a protein kinase c (pkc) activator with a pkc activator in a manner sufficient to downregulate pkc.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289333

Game machine, game machine control method, and information storage medium

A game machine provides for a game player to relatively readily determine the position of a teammate player object. A position announcing sound data storage unit stores position announcing sound data in association with a relative position condition concerning the relative position of the teammate player object relative to the position and reference direction of the operation target player object. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289331

System for playing games of misdirection and detection

A system for playing games of deception and detection. The system allows human players to test their skills at discerning the accuracy or inaccuracy of statements made by other players and conversely, to test their skills at misleading other players. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289327

Contactless card reading in a gaming machine

A gaming machine may be activated by an individual player for subsequent play by displaying to the gaming machine, without physical contact with the gaming machine, a card carried by the player. The card carries indicia which may include suitable electronic memory, to be sensed by apparatus associated with the gaming machine, to cause the wireless transfer of individualized data concerning the player from the card to the gaming machine or to a computer network that is associated with the gaming machine. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289167

Testing and calibration of radio communications equipment

A system for testing and calibrating communications equipment or modules. A processor is configured to perform a test or calibration procedure on a communications unit under test (uut) in response to commands entered by an operator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289035

Nanoscale chemical templating with oxygen reactive materials

A method of fabricating templated semiconductor nanowires on a surface of a semiconductor substrate for use in semiconductor device applications is provided. The method includes controlling the spatial placement of the semiconductor nanowires by using an oxygen reactive seed material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289007

Manufacturing method for thin film transistor with polysilicon active layer

Embodiments of the disclosed technology relate to a method for manufacturing a thin film transistor (tft) with a polysilicon active layer comprising: depositing an amorphous silicon layer on a substrate, and patterning the amorphous silicon layer so as to form an active layer comprising a source region, a drain region and a channel region; depositing an inducing metal layer on the source region and the drain region; performing a first thermal treatment on the active layer provided with the inducing metal layer so that the active layer is crystallized under the effect of the inducing metal; doping the source region and the drain region with a first impurity for collecting the inducing metal; and performing a second thermal treatment on the doped active layer so that the first impurity absorbs the inducing metal remained in the channel region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289006

Method of manufacturing poly-silicon tft array substrate

An embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a poly-silicon tft array substrate, which accomplishes a patterning process to form a gate electrode, a poly-silicon semiconductor pattern and a pixel electrode with one process by using an htm or gtm mask.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120289001

Method for making solder-top enhanced semiconductor device of low parasitic packaging impedance

A solder-top enhanced semiconductor device is proposed for packaging. The solder-top device includes a device die with a top metal layer patterned into contact zones and contact enhancement zones. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288992

Germanium photodetector

A method for forming a photodetector device includes forming an insulator layer on a substrate, forming a germanium (ge) layer on the insulator layer and a portion of the substrate, forming a second insulator layer on the ge layer, patterning the ge layer, forming a capping insulator layer on the second insulator layer and a portion of the first insulator layer, heating the device to crystallize the ge layer resulting in an single crystalline ge layer, implanting n-type ions in the single crystalline ge layer, heating the device to activate n-type ions in the single crystalline ge layer, and forming electrodes electrically connected to the single crystalline n-type ge layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288846

E-learning content management and delivery system

The present disclosure teaches a method and system for improving delivery of educational content. The content delivery system is based on best practices in classroom instruction, transferred into an online learning format. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288845

Assessment for efficient learning and top performance in competitive exams - system, method, user interface and a computer application

The invention comprises a computer assisted answer recording method for e-learning, or e-assessment comprising: (a) recording an answer choice by the user of the said method for an objective type question by an answer selection submitting input action or by a marking action made on an said answer choices' answer choice input receiving element, the said action being integrated concurrently with the same action with quantified parameters of the said users' means of arriving at an answer choice and reasons, feelings, thoughts & needs recorded simultaneously by the said user as and when they have arisen in the mind of the said user while solving the said question & choosing the said answer choice, and (b) feeding the said integrated input to a computer programme that would analyse the results and transform them into statistical indices of performance parameters in a quantified way in reference to the said question and said test information and display the said statistical indices to the user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288843

Interactive learning system and method

An interactive teaching and learning system and method is presented. In one aspect, the interactive teaching and learning system is a web-based cloud application in the form of a course design, teaching, learning and communication portal.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288834

Voice learning method using an electronic device

In a voice learning method using an electronic device, the owner of the electronic device is allowed to store a plurality of learning file units in a data storage unit of the electronic device. Each learning file unit includes an audio file having individual audio content to be learned. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288796

Resist composition and patterning process

A resist composition is provided comprising a polymer comprising recurring units having a hydroxyl group substituted with an acid labile group, an onium salt pag capable of generating a sulfonic acid, imide acid or methide acid, and an onium salt pag capable of generating a carboxylic acid. A resist film of the composition is improved in dissolution contrast during organic solvent development, and from which a hole pattern having minimized nano-edge roughness can be formed via positive/negative reversal.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288786

Rc extraction for single patterning spacer technique

A method includes performing a place and route operation using an electronic design automation tool to generate a preliminary layout for a photomask to be used to form a circuit pattern of a semiconductor device. The place and route operation is constrained by a plurality of single patterning spacer technique (spst) routing rules. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288698

Method of fabrication, device structure and submount comprising diamond on metal substrate for thermal dissipation

A method of fabrication, a device structure and a submount comprising high thermal conductivity (htc) diamond on a htc metal substrate, for thermal dissipation, are disclosed. The surface roughness of the diamond layer is controlled by depositing diamond on a sacrificial substrate, such as a polished silicon wafer, having a specific surface roughness. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288435

Fluorine recovering apparatus and method for recovering fluorine

According to one embodiment, a fluorine recovering apparatus includes a precipitating device allowing fluoride ion-containing water to react with calcium source to form precipitate, a mixing tank mixing a filter aid including particles of a magnetic material having a diameter of 0.5 to 5 μm with a dispersion medium to produce slurry, a filter aid feeder to the mixing tank, a solid-liquid separator with a filter depositing a filter aid layer, and depositing the precipitate on the filter aid layer, a cleaning mechanism removing the filter aid and the precipitate, a separating tank separating the filter aid and the precipitate, and a returning mechanism returning the filter aid to the filter aid feeder.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288289

Color misalignment correction pattern detection method in image forming apparatus

A pattern detection sensor includes a light emitting element for specular reflection, light emitting element for diffuse reflection light, and light receiving element. When turning on the light emitting element for specular reflection to emit light, a light source switching unit keeps off the light emitting element for diffuse reflection light. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288187

Addition ratio learning apparatus and method, image processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium

There is provided an addition ratio learning apparatus including a noise adding unit that adds noises to data of an image input as a teacher image, a motion compensating unit that sets an image where time addition noise reduction processing is executed as an nr screen and performs motion compensation with respect to the nr screen, a differential feature amount calculating unit that sets an image as an input screen and calculates a differential feature amount, a circulation history specifying unit that counts a circulation history in the time addition noise reduction processing and specifies the circulation history, an addition ratio computing unit that computes an addition ratio on the basis of pixel values, and a time adding unit that performs multiplication by a coefficient determined according to the computed addition ratio to perform weighted addition and executes the time addition noise reduction processing with respect to the input screen.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288163

System for identifying sustainable geographical areas by remote sensing techniques and method thereof

Particularly applicable to the implementation of sustainability requirements concerning on the promotion of the use of bioproduct from renewable sources, through the system and method described is possible to ensure that the origin of raw materials is sustainable (according to a previously defined sustainability requirements), avoiding travel to the area of interest, thus saving time and economic costs and preventing errors and fraud. More specifically, the system and method object of the invention are particularly applicable for identifying those areas that comply with said sustainability requirements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120288120

Power supply with rectifier protection

An apparatus for driving speakers includes user-configurable amplifier cells for driving selected speakers, a synchronous rectifier circuit, and a control system. Each cell connects between power rails. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287937

Relay device, network system and computer program product

A relay device comprises: a routing controller configured to perform learning of routing information, which includes area information used to identify a relay area of communication packets and a network address of one or more other relay devices, and to determine a relay route of the communication packets, based on the learnt routing information; and a relay module configured to send the communication packets received by the relay device to a destination address of the received communication packets, based on the determined relay route. When the relay device receives a disaster notification packet notifying of a disaster area and when the determined relay route includes the disaster area, the routing controller changes the relay route to an alternative relay route that does not include the disaster area.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287703

Semiconductor device

When a cpu provided with a latch memory is operated, a constant storage method or an end storage method is selected depending on what is processed by the cpu; thus, the cpu provided with a latch memory has low power consumption. When the cpu provided with a latch memory is operated, in the case where the number of times of turning on and off the power source is high, a constant storage method is employed and in the case where the number of times of turning on and off the power source is low, an end storage method is employed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287542

Service line safety monitor

A service line safety monitor which may be configured as a separate module or incorporated into an evse is adapted to monitor the connection with the service line to determine whether there is a defect in the connection. The module preferably employs a current transformer to determine a no-load and a load applied to the evse. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287466

Image processing apparatus

Provided is an image processing apparatus enabling to equip a removable functional component providing a predetermined function, in which, when a functional component is newly mounted, it is allowed to make sure to perform adjustment required for the functional component. The image processing apparatus, which is able to equip a removable functional component providing a predetermined function, includes a touch panel as an operation panel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287410

Data path for lithography apparatus

The invention relates to a maskless lithography system for patterning a target using a plurality of charged particle beamlets. The system comprises an electron optical column including a blanker array for modulating the beamlets. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287401

Integration and fusion of data from diagnostic measurements for glaucoma detection and progression analysis

Systems and methods for improving the reliability of glaucoma diagnosis and progression analysis are described. The measurements made from one type of diagnostic device are adjusted based on another measurement using a priori knowledge of the relationship between the two measurements including the relationship between structure and function, knowledge of disease progression, and knowledge of instrument performance at specific locations in the eye. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287325

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a measurement unit that measures a current time, a counter, an acquisition unit that acquires a first value from the measurement unit at setting of an initial value, and a first difference between a value of the counter at measurement timing of the measurement unit and a value of the counter at the setting of the initial value, a generation unit that acquires a second value of the measurement unit at starting display, and a second difference between a value of the counter at measurement timing of the measurement unit and a value of the counter at the starting display, and to generate a time code concerning an elapsed time from the initial value, based on the initial value, the first value, the first difference, the second value and the second difference, and an output unit that outputs the time code.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287304

Image recognition system

Disclosed is an image recognition system which comprises a database having a learning function. The image recognition system comprises: a mother database (mdb) created from a database for configuring an object; a generic object recognition section; and an object recognition section. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287276

Vision based night-time rear collision warning system, controller, and method of operating the same

A night-time rear collision warning system that includes a camera and a controller. The system identifies a bright spot corresponding to a light source present in the field of view of the camera, determines if the bright spot corresponds to headlights of an approaching vehicle, and determines if a collision is likely. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287273

System for identifying sustainable geographical areas by remote sensing techniques and method thereof

Particularly applicable to the implementation of sustainability requirements concerning on the promotion of the use of bioproduct from renewable sources, through the system and method described is possible to ensure that the origin of raw materials is sustainable (according to a previously defined sustainability requirements), avoiding travel to the area of interest, thus saving time and economic costs and preventing errors and fraud. More specifically, the system and method object of the invention are particularly applicable for identifying those areas that comply with said sustainability requirements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287262

In-vehicle information apparatus

An in-vehicle information apparatus according to the invention includes a main unit having a display device, and a navigation unit providing a navigation function to the main unit. The navigation unit includes a navigation processing unit which executes a process concerning the navigation function, a sub unit providing an addition function to the navigation unit, and a navigation unit screen generating unit which generates a navigation unit screen for displaying information concerning a function which the navigation unit provides. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120287236

Video processing method and apparatus for use with a sequence of stereoscopic images

To generate a warning that a stereoscopic image sequence has been synthesised from a 2d image sequence, a video processor correlates left-eye image data and right-eye image data to identify any sustained temporal offset between the left-eye and right-eye image data. A measure of sustained correlation between a measured spatial distribution of horizontal disparity and a spatial model can also be used to generate the warning.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286964

Cabinet for electronic devices and overweight alarm device thereof

An exemplary cabinet for electronic devices includes an enclosure and an overweight alarm device disposed in the enclosure. The enclosure is for accommodating electronic devices therein. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286958

Welding helmet configuration providing real-time fume exposure warning capability

Welding helmets, systems, and kits providing real-time fume exposure monitoring and warning capability during an arc welding process. A welding helmet configured to protect the head of a user during a welding process is configured with an intelligent warning apparatus and an air-sampling pick-up and output port. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286947

Home security system

A home security system includes a plurality of monitoring assemblies each comprising a data communication device, a light, a video camera, a transmitter, a sensor, a loudspeaker, a warning device, an identification device, a projector, an adjustment device for adjusting angles of the light, the video camera, and the projector, and a power supply; a fixed controller comprising a data communicating device and a data storage device; and a hand-held portable controller comprising a wireless communication module and an equipment set module. The fixed controller is adapted to activate the monitoring assemblies. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286867

Amplifier apparatus, radio transmitting apparatus including same, and method of adjusting gain of amplifier apparatus

An object of the present invention is to provide an amplifier apparatus 1 in which even if a gain of a returning analog circuit 4 fluctuates, the fluctuation in the gain can be corrected, making it possible to accurately perform a distortion compensation process by a dpd 20. The present invention relates to an amplifier apparatus 1 including an amplifier 11 and a digital pre-distorter (dpd) 20 that performs a distortion compensation process of the amplifier 11. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286848

Electronic trimming circuit

The trimming circuit includes a plurality of trimmable resistances that may be coupled among them, each resistance being connected in parallel to a respective fuse. The trimming circuit allows burning any number of fuses according to a fixed trimming sequence using only one or two dedicated pins because it includes an input diode-connected transistor and a plurality of trimming transistors of different sectional area, each connected to force current throughout a respective one of the shunt fuses and coupled to the input diode-connected transistor such to mirror the current flowing therethrough. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286844

Method and apparatus for controlling device in electronic equipment

A method and apparatus for controlling a device in electronic equipment having a plurality of devices are provided. The apparatus includes a power supply for supplying power, a slave device including a driving circuit operated according to the supplied power for transmitting and receiving data to and from another device, a switching circuit for connecting the driving circuit to a ground terminal when the switching circuit is turned-on and for opening the driving circuit from the ground terminal when the switching circuit is turned-off, and a host device for transmitting a control signal for turning-on the switching circuit when driving the slave device and for turning-off the switching circuit when not driving the slave device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286820

Methods to detect a single point of failure

A method of detecting a single point of failure includes: placing a portion of a machine being monitored by a plurality of monitoring devices in a first position; causing the portion to cycle to a second position during a first cycle; measuring a component of electrical power provided by a first power supply unit while the portion cycles during the first cycle; returning the portion to the first position; causing the portion to cycle to the second position during a second cycle; measuring the component of electrical power provided by a second power supply during the second cycle; determining that an amount of the component of electrical power provided during either the first or second cycle is equal to or less than a minimum value; and generating an alarm.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286752

Switching regulator control circuit, switching regulator, electronic appliance, switching power supply device, and television receiver

A high-side variable current source and a high-side transistor are provided in series between a supply power terminal of a control circuit and a gate of a switching transistor. A low-side variable current source and a low-side transistor are provided in series between the gate of the switching transistor and a ground terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286687

Semiconductor light source lighting circuit

A semiconductor light source lighting circuit includes a switching regulator that produces a drive current iled with a switching element, and a control circuit that controls turning on and off of the switching element so that the magnitude of the drive current iled approaches a target value. The control circuit includes an error comparator that compares the drive current iled and the target value, an up/down counter that performs a counting operation, in which the control digital value is incremented or decremented based on the result of the comparison, a d/a converter that converts the control digital value into an analog duty ratio setting signal s4, and a drive circuit that controls the turning on and off of the switching element based on the signal s4. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286644

Lamp socket

A lamp socket has the form factor of a standard edison lamp socket but works with energy efficient light bulbs with a compatible screw base and not with light bulbs with the standard edison screw base. This allows the lamp socket to be used in the manufacture of conventional light fixtures but qualify as high energy efficient light fixtures under california's title 24 or similar lighting regulations from other governing bodies.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286609

Torque transmission device

The present invention solves the above-described problems, and is a torque transmission device including: a low-torque input means 8; output rotating means 11 configured to be magnetically coupled with the low-torque input means so as to generate a thrust force in response to a load; and high-torque input means 15 configured to engage the output rotating means 11 at the time of a high-load rotation and transmits a torque, wherein the low-torque input means 8 includes: pole teeth 9 configured to oppose the magnetic pole rotating bodies 12 of the output rotating means to be magnetically coupled thereto at the time of low-load rotation, and side magnetic bodies 10 configured to oppose the magnetic pole rotating bodies 12 slid by a thrust force generated by the relative rotation between the magnetic pole rotating bodies 12 and the pole teeth 9 and to be magnetically coupled thereto at the time of high-load rotation, the output rotating means includes the magnetic pole rotating bodies 12, a permanent magnet 13 clamped between the magnetic pole rotating bodies 12, and a claw clutch portion 14 configured to engage the high-torque input means 15 at the time of high-load rotation. The torque transmission device of the related art has a problem in that the power transmission cannot necessarily be achieved sufficiently at the time of the high-load and clutch performance may not function sufficiently. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286514

Fluid-driven, electricity-generating system and method for a data center

A fluid-driven, electricity-generating system and method are provided for a data center with a fluid transport pipe. The generating system includes a housing coupled in fluid communication with the fluid transport pipe, an impeller disposed within the housing and positioned to turn with flow of fluid across the impeller, one or more magnetic structures disposed to turn with turning of the impeller, and an electrical circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286511

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

11/15/12 / #20120286288

Semiconductor device and semiconductor element

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element including a first element portion having a first gate and a second element portion having a second gate, wherein the turning on and off of the first and second element portions are controlled by a signal from the first and second gates respectively. The semiconductor device further includes signal transmission means connected to the first gate and the second gate and transmitting a signal to the first gate and the second gate so that when the semiconductor element is to be turned on, the first element portion and the second element portion are simultaneously turned on, and so that when the semiconductor element is to be turned off, the second element portion is turned off a delay time after the first element portion is turned off.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120286235

Nanoscale chemical templating with oxygen reactive materials

A method of fabricating templated semiconductor nanowires on a surface of a semiconductor substrate for use in semiconductor device applications is provided. The method includes controlling the spatial placement of the semiconductor nanowires by using an oxygen reactive seed material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285956

Pressure discharge valve for storage tanks

A pressure discharge valve for storage tanks on land or trucks including a valve body having a through hole therein adapted to mate and communicate with a through hole in a wall of the storage tank, a first vent means comprised of a eutectic composition which automatically provides a partial release of storage tank liquid at a first predetermined temperature lower than critical combustion and/or explosive temperatures of liquid in the storage tank, to provide a visual signal and warning to firefighters of these hazardous conditions, and a second vent means comprised of a eutectic composition to automatically vent liquid in the storage tank through the hole in the valve body when the liquids therein reach a predetermined critical temperature. In addition, the pressure discharge valve preferably comprises a eutectic solder material disposed between the valve body and the second vent means, which changes phase (i.e., reaches its eutectic point) below the eutectic point of the second vent means, thereby providing a lubricant between the plug and the valve body.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285889

Method, equipment and specific drawer for membrane separation utilizing concentration polarization

The present invention relates to a membrane separation method and a relevant equipment, in particular to a method and an equipment for membrane separation utilizing concentration polarization during membrane filtration process, especially, to a concentration process and equipment and a drawer special for drawing a concentration polarization layer. The direct removal of the concentration polarization layer from membrane surface not only decreases the adverse influence of concentration polarization on membrane separation but also obtains concentrated retention components, thereby significantly improving the ability to maintain membrane flux, solving the twinborn problems concerning concentration polarization and membrane fouling during the membrane separation process, and achieving a high-efficiency concentration for retention components. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285760

Traction robot

A traction unit has carrier sections on which suction cups or suction pads are mounted that are connected to a vacuum source. The carrier units are driven around the frame by a chain or belt driven by a motor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285753

All-wheel steering system and vehicle incorporating the same

An all-wheel steering system and vehicle, e.g., riding lawn mower, incorporating the same. The system may include a linkage system that operatively connects the vehicle wheels for simultaneous turning. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285710

Disaster-preventing device

[solution] a disaster-preventing device 10 is provided with: a battery that supplies a power source; a fire detecting unit 12 that detects fire; and an aerosol generating unit 14 that generates and discharges, to outside, aerosol for extinguishment by combustion of a solid extinguishing agent when the fire detecting unit 12 detects the fire. The fire detecting unit 12 outputs fire warning by sound and display when the fire is detected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285632

Solar radiation shielding apparatus

First and second lifting and lowering units are connected to first and second shielding members hung from a head rail, and an operating cord drives the units to lift and lower the shielding members independently. An operating cord is wound around a rotating member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285261

Method and assembly for high angle of attack process parameter sensors

A method and an assembly for sensing a process parameter are provided. The sensing assembly includes a base and a sensor assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285243

Rotation measuring device

A rotation measuring device 10 including a proximity switch 14 detecting rotational speed of an object to be measured, a controller 11 receiving pulse signals from the switch 14, and a display 34 connected to the controller 11, the controller 11 including a rotational speed calculation means, the device 10 calculating the rotational speed based on the pulse signals by the rotational speed calculation means and indicating the rotational speed on the display 34, the controller 11 including: a standard rotational speed setting means for setting a measured rotational speed as a standard rotational speed by button operation; an upper and lower limits setting means for setting maximum and minimum rotational speeds based on the standard rotational speed; and a warning signal generating means generating warning signal outputs when the rotational speed is over the maximum rotational speed or below the minimum rotational speed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285207

Integrated security and emergency lock

A door locking device for a door cooperating with a door frame includes a cylinder lock and at least one elongated bolt for moving linearly to engage to and disengage from the door frame. A transmission includes an operating wheel for translating circular motion of a rotor of the cylinder lock to a linear motion of the elongated bolt. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285194

Dry dust removal method in organic chlorosilane production

Dry dust removal method in organic chlorosilane production is provided, in which the detailed steps are as follows: delivering high-temperature flue gas (a) from fluidized bed reactor (i) into inorganic film cross-flow filter (e) to remove dust for the first time; delivering the concentrated dust gas (c) trapped by inorganic film cross-flow filter (ii) into bag filter (iii) to remove dust for the second time; returning the gas mixture (f) of passing through bag filter (ei) to the air intake of inorganic film cross-flow filter (ii); condensing the residual clean gas (b) from the osmotic side of inorganic film in condenser (a), and then rectifying in rectifying column (b) to separate the products of chloromethane (g) and methyl chlorosilane (h) to obtain the product of methyl chlorosilane (h); returning chloromethane to fluidized bed reactor to take part in reaction; retreating the dust (e) trapped by inorganic film cross-flow filter and bag filter, and then returning it to fluidized bed reactor (i) to take part in reaction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285189

Sunlight heat utilized steam absorption chiller and sunlight heat utilization system

A sunlight heat utilized steam absorption chiller is provided with a generator which uses steam generated by sunlight heat as a heat source, an absorber, an evaporator, and a condenser, and has a heat exchanger for allowing heat exchange between a dilute solution flowing from the absorber to the generator and a strong solution flowing from the generator to the absorber. The chiller is provided with a burning heat source for generating steam, and either the steam generated by the burning heat source or the steam generated using sunlight heat can be used as the heat source for the generator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120285053

Method and apparatus to attend in the distant future a prescheduled appointment

A method to remind an individual of an appointment scheduled in advance for the distant future requires that an oversized calendar be provided with a plurality of overlain separable discardable sheets each depicting a month of the year, that the calendar be mounted on a vertically oriented surface in a high traffic area, that during a current month an appointment be scheduled in advance for a date in a month in the distant future, that a sleeve be manually mounted in the calendar on the date in the distant future, that information concerning the appointment be manually integrated in the sleeve, that at least one of the separable discardable sheets be removed to expose the month in the distant future, and that the information concerning the appointment be viewed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120284955

Vacuum cleaner having cyclone dust collecting apparatus

A vacuum cleaner includes a suction body to draw in dust along with air from a surface to be cleaned; a cleaner body having a suction motor; and a cyclone dust collecting apparatus detachably coupled in the cleaner body. The cyclone dust collecting apparatus includes a cyclone unit to form a first current turning in a first direction to separate the dust and the air drawn therein from each other and having a dust outlet to discharge the dust separated from the air; and a dust collecting unit to collect the dust discharged from the dust outlet. ... Corning Incorporated

11/15/12 / #20120284944

Oral hygiene device, particularly a toothbrush, and method for the production thereof

The oral hygiene device, particularly a toothbrush, has in the neck part, a cavity, which is closed off from the surroundings and in which a snap dome is arranged. This snap dome produces an acoustic warning signal when a limiting bending of the neck part is exceeded as a result of a limiting pressing force with which the head part is pressed, for example, against the teeth and gums is exceeded. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284802

Method for playing digital contents protected with a drm (digital right management) scheme and corresponding system

Present invention relates to a channel system for improving the relation between pressure drop and heat, moisture and/or mass transfer of fluids flowing through said system, said channel system comprising at least one channel comprising at least a first and a second flow director, said channel having a cross-section area a and a first and a second cross-section area a1, a2 at respective flow director, said flow directors extending in a fluid flow direction and transversely to said channel, and comprising an upstream portion, deviating, in said fluid flow direction, from a channel wall of said channel inwardly into said channel, a downstream portion returning, in said fluid flow direction, towards said channel wall, and an intermediate portion located between said upstream and downstream portions, wherein said first cross-section area a1 at said first flow director is smaller than said second cross-section area a2 at said second flow director.. . . . . . The method and system are for playing digital contents protected by a drm scheme, wherein the digital contents are stored in a server and downloaded or streamed to a user device. The approach includes executing a drm application inside the user device implementing a proxy between the server and a native player of the user device, and connecting the drm proxy application to the server, selecting a digital content to be downloaded and retrieving a corresponding remote playlist. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284798

Confidential common subject identification system

A computerized method and apparatus are established to identify a subject of common interest among multiple parties without releasing the true identity of any subject. Furthermore, a computerized network provides different parties at different locations with a mechanism to conduct cooperative activities concerning such a subject of common interest without exposing that subject to possible identity theft.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284793

Intrusion detection using mdl clustering

An intrusion detection method, system and computer-readable media are disclosed. The system can include a processor programmed to perform computer network intrusion detection. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284654

Method and apparatus for returning to home screen in portable terminal with multi-software platform

A method and apparatus for returning to a home screen in a portable terminal with a multi-software platform configured to a sub software platform on a main software platform are provided. The method includes sensing a home button signal corresponding to input received through a user input unit, and returning, upon sensing the home button signal, a screen of the portable terminal to a home screen of the sub software platform when the sub software platform is being used and the home screen of the sub software platform is not being displayed at a time the input is received.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284530

Cryptographic processing system, key generation device, key delegation device, encryption device, decryption device, cryptographic processing method, and cryptographic processing program

It is an object of this invention to implement a predicate encryption scheme with delegation capability. A cryptographic process is performed using dual vector spaces (dual distortion vector spaces) of a space v and a space v* paired through a pairing operation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284320

Method and apparatus for capturing and reporting witness verification data in an agricultural production

Various embodiments of the present disclosure include methods and apparatus for capturing and reporting witness verification data in an agricultural production. In an example embodiment, computing apparatus comprises a machine-readable computer database to store machine-readable agricultural production data in the computer database, the agricultural production data specifying at least one attribute concerning the production of an agricultural product. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284216

Knowledge-based models for data centers

Techniques for data center analysis are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling thermal distributions in a data center includes the following steps. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284215

Metric learning apparatus

A metric learning apparatus memorizes a learning pattern in a feature space and a category which the learning pattern belongs to, performs variable transformation of the learning pattern to a metric space by a transformation matrix, calculates a transformation matrix having a minimum loss value of a loss function in which the loss value is increased when there is a learning pattern belonging to a different category but closer than learning patterns up to kth closest learning pattern in an aggregate of the learning pattern belonging to the same category on the basis of the k-nearest neighbor algorithm and belonging to the same category, and determines that the metric learning is terminated and outputs the transformation matrix corresponding to the minimum loss value when the minimum loss value is at least equal to or smaller than a threshold value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284214

Software, display and computer system for running and presenting images as part of therapy for enhancing numerical cognition

A method of presenting training materials for training users with developmental dyscalculia or related learning difficulties includes determining a number or a numerical expression to present as part of training the user in developing internal maps to assist with overcoming a learning difficulty, whereby the user can increase a tendency to establish an internal neurological representation of numbers and numerical expression, wherein a numerical expression is a sequence of at least one number and at least one mathematical operator, generating a representation in a virtual space of an arrangement of numbers, including a number line and a representation of the number or the numerical expression, taking into account a resolution of the computer-controlled display that is to be used, and presenting to the user, using the computer-controlled display, a view of the virtual space showing the number line and the representation of the number or the numerical expression.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284207

Extended management system

An automated method, computer program product and system for using artificial intelligence based cognitive learning methods to create a custom risk transfer program for one or more organizations on a continual basis. The elements of value, external factors and segments of value of the one or more organizations are analyzed and modeled using predictive models that are developed by learning from the data associated with each of the organizations. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284154

Articles of manufacture, education billing management methods, education billing management systems, education enrollment systems, and education enrollment methods

Articles of manufacture, education billing management methods, education billing management systems, education enrollment systems, and education enrollment methods are described. According to one aspect, an article of manufacture includes media comprising programming which causes processing circuitry to perform processing comprising accessing expense information regarding education expenses owed to a plurality of learning providers as a result of the learning providers providing education services to a plurality of employees of a plurality of employers, for each of the employers, using the expense information, generating billing information regarding the education expenses incurred by the employees of the respective employer, communicating respective billing information to respective ones of the employers, wherein the billing information communicated to one of the employers includes the education expenses owed to at least one of the learning providers as a result of the at least one learning provider providing education services to one or more employees of the one of the employers, and determining disbursement amounts to be paid to respective ones of the learning providers, wherein one of the disbursement amounts to be paid to one of the learning providers corresponds to the education services provided by the one of the learning providers to at least one of the employees.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284080

Customer cognitive style prediction model based on mobile behavioral profile

It comprises computing values of cognitive and personality indicators of users of a telecom operator by means of machine learning and data mining algorithms from information available in a telecom operator system extracted from social network analysis metrics, call detailed record information and commercial information of said users stored in an operator's data warehouse and customer relationship management systems as well as information from previous surveys, or questionnaires, answered by a representative sample of users as an input of said machine learning and said data mining algorithms. The method involves building a complex computer model that infers the values of the psychological dimensions of said users by means of said machine learning and said data mining algorithms to obtain a multi-dimensional vector for each of the users.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120284025

Enhanced accuracy for speech recognition grammars

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for recognizing speech. A method embodiment comprises comparing received speech with a precompiled grammar based on a database and if the received speech matches data in the precompiled grammar then returning a result based on the matched data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283969

Fiber-optic current sensing using a sensor with exchangeable sub-modules

A fiber-optic current sensor includes a measuring unit having a light source and a light detector, and a sensing head having a sensing fiber wound around a conductor and a retarder connected to the sensing fiber. The scale factor as a function of current of the fiber-optic current sensor is described by the product of two scaling functions fe′ and fs′ for the measuring unit and the sensing head, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283942

Navigation system with live speed warning for merging traffic flow

A navigation method and navigation system (14) capable of taking into account the speed of a vehicle (10) traveling along a road segment (52) and providing an acoustic, visual and/or haptic warning or speed recommendation and/or recommendation to change lane or increase inter-vehicle distance to support effective lane merging situation as the vehicle approaches a merging region with another road segment (54). The navigation system (14) monitors the position and speed of a vehicle (10) in which the navigation system (14) is carried simultaneously determining or being provided with an average speed of vehicles traveling on another road segment which merges ahead. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283923

Motion control apparatus for vehicle

A vehicle motion control device providing good trace performance with a simple configuration for performing a rollover prevention control involving suppressing rollover of a vehicle by applying a braking force to a front wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus and a rear wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus, comprises a braking control unit configured to restrict the application of the braking force to the front wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus until a predetermined limit time elapses since the application of the braking force to the rear wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus is started when the braking force is applied to the front wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus and the rear wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus as the rollover prevention control.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283890

Control apparatus for micro-grid connect/disconnect from grid

A micro-grid controller comprises a sampling unit, a processor and an input and output unit. The processor generates a micro-grid operation control command based upon the system operational parameters detected by the sampling unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283860

Energy-saving control system for automatically turning on/off electronic device

An energy-saving control system for automatically turning on/off electronic device is disclosed. The control system includes at least one front end device for transmitting an a/v signal, a control device, and at least one back end device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283323

Treating learning deficits with inhibitors of hmg coa reductase

The disclosure provides methods of treating cognitive disorders by administering a hmg coa reductase inhibitor. Cognitive deficits treatable with the inhibitor compound include those associated with angelman syndrome, neurofibromatosis-1, certain forms of x-linked mental retardation, tuberous sclerosis, down syndrome, autism, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283298

Methods for treating memory impairment

Methods for administering a therapeutically effective amount of a somatostatin receptor-4 (sstr4) agonist in order to treat learning and memory impairment for alzheimer's disease is disclosed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283270

Extracts and beverages containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-, (3s,6s)-

The present invention aims to provide extracts or beverages containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-,(3s,6s)—, which is a useful substance with an improving effect on learning motivation, in an easy-to-ingest form and at a high concentration. Extracts or beverages whose ratio between the content of 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenyl-methyl)-,(3s,6s)— (unit: μg/100 g) and brix(bx) is 6 (μg/100 g)/bx or more can be ingested continuously over a long period of time as foods and beverages useful for improvement of learning motivation.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283191

Approach to treat intraocular hypertension

The present invention relates to the use of antisecretory factors, such as antisecretory proteins, homologues, derivatives and/or fragments thereof having antisecretory activity, for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment and/or prevention of intraocular hypertension. The invention thus relates to the use of pharmaceutical compositions comprising antisecretory factors in the treatment and/or prevention of intraocular hypertension, which is preferably characterized by hampered outflow of body fluid resulting in elevated pressure in the eye. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283178

Learning motivation improvers

The present invention provides antidepressants and learning motivation improvers, each comprising a cyclic dipeptide with the 2,5-diketopiperazine structure as an active ingredient.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283046

Tennis training apparatus

A tennis training apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a sheet supporting frame which can be installed in a proper training place; a hit ball receiving sheet supported by the sheet supporting frame so as to spread in an inclination state rising toward a distal end thereof; and a turning guide portion provided at an upper end of the hit ball receiving sheet in an eave shape curved toward a near side in side view, where after a hit ball which has been hit by a player is received by the hit ball receiving sheet, the ball is turned by the turning guide portion to move downward along the hit ball receiving sheet and fly out of the hit ball receiving sheet as a returning hit ball and the returning hit ball bounds on a base face of the training place to return near the player again, and the player can continues a hitting training by hitting the returning ball back again, wherein the hit ball receiving sheet is provided with a returning hit ball guiding structure where the player can select one from some preferable hitting-back positions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283033

Slide device

And, a pipe placed in the hollow portion of the slide main body, one end of the pipe connecting to a discharge opening of the water supply pump, and the other end of the pipe extended to the upper inside of the slide main body; a nozzle connected to the other end of the pipe; the nozzle spurting the fluid filled with the reservoir via the pipe, the reservoir being returned the spurting fluid, the spurting/returning is repeated.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120283021

Metrics-based gaming operations

Methods and systems for metrics-based gaming operations are provided. Information concerning game play for each play may be received and stored. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282774

Patterning methods and masks

Masks for patterning material layers of semiconductor devices, methods of patterning and methods of manufacturing semiconductor devices, and lithography systems are disclosed. A lithography mask includes a pattern of alternating lines and spaces, wherein the lines and spaces comprise different widths. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282732

Method for fabricating a back contact solar cell

The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a back electrode-type solar cell. The method for manufacturing a back electrode-type solar cell disclosed herein includes: a method for manufacturing a back electrode-type solar cell, comprising: preparing an n-type crystalline silicon substrate; forming a thermal diffusion control film on a front surface, a back surface and a side surface of the substrate; forming a p-type impurity region by implanting p-type impurity ions onto the back surface of the substrate; patterning the thermal diffusion control film so that the back surface of the substrate is selectively exposed; and forming a high-concentration back field layer (n+) at an exposed region of the back surface of the substrate and a low-concentration front field layer (n−) at the front surface of the substrate by performing a thermal diffusion process, and forming a p+ emitter region by activating the p-type impurity region.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282581

System and method for behavior modification

A method for producing a behavior modification plan is disclosed which comprises the steps of providing a computer system having a program, the program for allowing input of information, inputting information relating to a behavior modification to be made, inputting information relating to past successes in the behavior modification to be made, inputting information relating to prior and anticipated barriers in the behavior modification to be made, inputting information relating to success in other areas other than the behavior modification to be made, inputting information relating to a preferred learning style, preparing a behavior modification plan based upon the behavior modification to be made, prior barriers, anticipated barriers, and a preferred learning style, and displaying the prepared behavior modification plan. A system for producing a behavior modification plan is also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282578

System for strategic memory and reasoning (smart)

A cognitive strategy instruction program focusing specifically on the ability to reason, abstract, and generalize information for more efficient learning is described herein. The combination of the strategies in tandem with the intensive presentation and process-related (rather than content-related) approach are unique to the smart program of the present invention. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282554

Large area nanopatterning method and apparatus

Embodiments of the invention relate to methods and apparatus useful in the nanopatterning of large area substrates, where a rotatable mask is used to image a radiation-sensitive material. Typically the rotatable mask comprises a cylinder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282547

Photosensitive adhesive

A photosensitive adhesive capable of alkali development, the photosensitive adhesive exhibiting adhesion property for an adherend after it has been patterned by light exposure and development, the photosensitive adhesive being used in a method for producing a semiconductor device 100 comprising a step of patterning the photosensitive adhesive 1 provided on a circuit surface of a semiconductor chip 20 by light exposure and development; and a step of directly bonding another semiconductor chip 21 to the patterned photosensitive adhesive 1.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282467

Lignin production from lignocellulosic biomass

Methods are disclosed for providing lignin product of a small particle size for improving burning efficiency and for avoiding typical equipment fouling problems while maximizing energy recovery.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282466

Lignin production from lignocellulosic biomass

Methods are disclosed for providing lignin product of a small particle size for improving burning efficiency and for avoiding typical equipment fouling problems while maximizing energy recovery.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282387

Acidic extracts and beverages containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-(3s,6s)-

The present invention aims to provide extracts available for use in acidic beverage production and containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-,(3s,6s)-, which is a useful substance with an improving effect on learning motivation. When an acid treatment step is included in the production of extracts containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-,(3s,6s)-, it is possible to obtain acidic extracts which cause no sedimentation even when added to beverages. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282159

Exhaust gas purification apparatus and method for engine and filter regeneration system of the exhaust gas purification apparatus

An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an engine is provided with a filter arranged in an exhaust passage of the engine, and a regeneration control unit for regenerating the filter by burning the particulate matters accumulated in the filter. The control unit may include an over-accumulation state determination unit and a switch. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120282094

Wind turbine blade tip brake apparatus and method

The invention relates to a wind turbine blade tip and actuator assembly and method for controlling the speed of a wind turbine rotor blade. The invention consists of a moveable and turnable blade tip, an actuator assembly for turning the blade tip, control rods, cables and springs for controlling the blade tip, a magnet assembly for holding the blade tip in position and a hydraulic damping cylinder for controlling the rate at which the blade tip deploys.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281909

Learning device, identification device, learning identification system and learning identification device

A learning device includes a gradient feature extraction unit which extracts a gradient feature amount including a gradient direction at each coordinate and a gradient intensity value thereof based on an amount of variation between luminance at each coordinate of an inputted learning target pattern and luminance at a periphery thereof, a sum difference feature extraction unit which calculates a predetermined sum difference feature amount by adding the gradient intensity values according to the gradient directions included in a predetermined gradient range indicating a range of the predetermined gradient direction based on the extracted gradient feature amount and subtracting the gradient intensity values according to the gradient directions included in the other gradient range adjacent to the predetermined gradient range from the calculated sum, and a learning unit which acquires a learning parameter at each coordinate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281881

Method for estimating the roll angle in a travelling vehicle

For this purpose, the roll angle is either directly estimated in step d1), taking into account the vehicle speed (v) and an imaging model of the camera (8), or the roll angle is iteratively increased or decreased by a defined correction angle in step d2) until the roll angle sufficiently compensates for the turning of the camera (8). On this basis, the estimated roll angle is obtained as an overall correction value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281873

Incorporating video meta-data in 3d models

A moving object detected and tracked within a field of view environment of a 2d data feed of a calibrated video camera is represented by a 3d model through localizing a centroid of the object and determining an intersection with a ground-plane within the field of view environment. An appropriate 3d mesh-based volumetric model for the object is initialized by using a back-projection of a corresponding 2d image as a function of the centroid and the determined ground-plane intersection. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281423

Illuminated indicator display

The present invention provides for an illuminated indicator display apparatus for use in an automotive vehicle display or dashboard. The illuminated indicator includes a light source, at least one baffle disposed adjacent the light source, a first panel disposed opposite the light source and connected to the at least one baffle, and a second panel spaced apart at a predetermined distance and positioned parallel to the first panel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281329

Transient voltage suppressor (tvs) with improved clamping voltage

This invention discloses an electronic device formed as an integrated circuit (ic) wherein the electronic device further includes a transient voltage suppressing (tvs) circuit for suppressing a transient voltage. The transient voltage suppressing (tvs) circuit includes a zener diode connected between a ground terminal and a node for triggering a snapback circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281248

System for remote printing of negotiable instruments

In a method of printing a negotiable instrument remotely, a request for the negotiable instrument is received at a host computer system. The request includes at least the monetary amount of the negotiable instrument. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281177

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

11/08/12 / #20120281135

Handpiece camera

A handpiece camera, comprising an illumination device optical elements, and an image converter. A housing is provided with an entrance window, through which an observation light returning from an examination area shines in, which is subsequently conducted to the image converter by the optical elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281063

Systems and methods for providing personal video services

Systems and methods for processing video are provided. Video compression schemes are provided to reduce the number of bits required to store and transmit digital media in video conferencing or videoblogging applications. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120281025

Liquid crystal display apparatus and method for controlling the same

The light sources are controlled by dividing a display period of one frame into such a first subframe period that blue transmitted light is obtained from the blue subpixel and red transmitted light is obtained from the red subpixel by turning on the light sources of the blue color and the red color and such a second subframe period that green transmitted light is obtained from the green subpixel by turning on a light source of a green color and at least any one of a procedure in which cyan transmitted light is obtained from the blue subpixel and a procedure in which yellow transmitted light is obtained from the red subpixel is performed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280953

Display device

A display device including a display module, a light source module, a turning optical film, a first compensation film and a second compensation film is provided. The display module includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a display medium. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280906

Portable information processing device

A portable information processing device (1) includes a dedicated return function switch (35) provided on the surface of a housing (20) for returning the portable information processing device to an immediately precedent operation in a remote operation of an apparatus to be controlled in the remote control mode and a shared switch (32, 33) provided on the surface of the housing separately from the dedicated return function switch and sharable in the remote control mode and in the information processing mode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280824

Audio awareness apparatus, system, and method of using the same

The present invention relates to an apparatus that senses the intensity of sounds and the velocity of objects. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus that may prevent an audio signal from reaching a user, make a warning noise, or otherwise alert the user when a object is noisy and/or approaching the user at a threatening rate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280823

System and method for detecting and warning against a disaster

A method, device, and system for detecting the occurrence of a disaster event and providing a disaster warning to users is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a warning notification with an out-of-band (oob) processor of a computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280806

Safety improvement method of idle stop and go function

A safety improvement method of an idle stop and go (isg) function may include: recognizing initial conditions that senses whether an engine is restarted, when the engine is restarted by the isg, and whether a driver operates a vehicle, and determines whether to warn the driver; warning the driver that makes the driver recognize that the engine is restarted if it is determined to warn the driver in recognizing initial conditions; and stopping the warning that stops warning the driver after warning the drive has been executed. Warning the drive may be achieved by an alarm generated from a buzzer for a predetermined time and a visual screen that is provided for the driver.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280792

Method and apparatus of power control for a public warning system

A method for broadcasting messages in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes employing a paging channel to receive a broadcast event on a wireless device and utilizing the broadcast event to trigger a warning message on the device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280660

Battery warming circuit and battery warming apparatus

A battery warming circuit is a circuit installed in a vehicle provided with an inverter circuit, which is supplied with direct current electrical power from a secondary battery, and a 3-phase alternating current motor, and this circuit includes: a switch control unit, which has first and second terminals connected to control terminals of first and second switching elements, and controls turning the first and second switching elements on and off; an accumulation unit which has a third terminal connected to the other end of a specific coil, and accumulates back electromotive force generated in the specific coil by turning the second switching element on and off, with the first switching element being turned on; and a charging control unit which is provided between the positive electrode of the secondary battery and the accumulation unit, and supplies electrical power accumulated in the accumulation unit to the secondary battery.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280471

Torsion seat-handle to facilitate learning bicycle riding

A bicycle riding training device, or torsion seat-handle, attaches directly to the seat frame of a bicycle allowing the rider to receive immediate physical feedback from the instructor. The rider can “feel” the instructor's corrections through the seat, allowing the rider to more quickly learn how to balance the bicycle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280432

Method for manufacturing bioabsorbable stents

A method for manufacturing a bioabsorbable stent and an apparatus for doing the same are disclosed. The method includes providing a polymer resin, melting the polymer resin to form a molten hollow parison, cooling the molten hollow parison to form a hot hollow parison, elongating the hot hollow parison, expanding the hot hollow parison by feeding a compressed gas into the hot hollow parison to form a stent preform, and patterning the stent preform to form a bioabsorbable stent.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280354

Methods for fabricating high-density integrated circuit devices

An integrated circuit device having a plurality of lines is described in which the widths of the lines, and the spacing between adjacent lines, vary within a small range which is independent of variations due to photolithographic processes, or other patterning processes, involved in manufacturing the device. A sequential sidewall spacer formation process is described for forming an etch mask for the lines, which results in first and second sets of sidewall spacers arranged in an alternating fashion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280283

Multiplying pattern density by single sidewall imaging transfer

A method for fabricating an integrated circuit includes patterning a mandrel over a layer to be patterned. Dopants are implanted into exposed sidewalls of the mandrel to form at least two doped layers having at least one undoped region adjacent to the doped layers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280216

Patterning

The present invention provides a method of patterning an electronic or photonic material on a substrate comprising: forming a film (polymer a) of said electronic or photonic material on said substrate; and using a fluoropolymer (e.g. Cytop) to protect regions of said electronic or photonic material during a patterning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280197

Flat lower bottom electrode for phase change memory cell

A phase change memory cell having a flat lower bottom electrode and a method for fabricating the same. The method includes forming a dielectric layer over a substrate including an array of conductive contacts, patterning, a via having a low aspect ratio such that a depth of the via is less than a width thereof, to a contact surface of the substrate corresponding to each of the array of conductive contacts to be connected to access circuitry, etching the dielectric layer and depositing electrode material over the etched dielectric layer and within each via, and planarizing the electrode material to form a plurality of lower bottom electrodes on each of the conductive contacts.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120280159

Hydraulic log splitter cylinder control valve

A log splitter hydraulic cylinder control valve comprises a valve body comprising one or more openings, oil pathways and steps; a screwed spool engaged with the valve body, a valve seat connected with the spool, a torsion spring disposed between the valve body and a handle mount, and a handle connected to the handle mount, wherein turning the handle operates the screwed spool to turn and block or unblock an oil pathway inside the valve body to force oil to enter the cylinder or for oil to return to an oil tank. The spool includes coarse portion having threads, a spline joint which connects to the handle, and a ball head. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279767

Techniques for improving bond pad performance

Techniques for bond pad fabrication are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a bond pad comprises the following steps. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279630

Manufacturing method of circuit substrate

A manufacturing method of a circuit substrate includes the following steps. The peripheries of two metal layers are bonded to form a sealed area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279582

Tire air valve with pressure indicator

A tire air valve having the function of indicating tire pressure includes an air valve casing having an inner center post orderly installed thereon with a lower locking block, a first spring, an upper locking block and a second spring. A fixed member is secured on the upper locking block, and a cap is covered on the air valve casing and provided with an upper indicating member, a third spring, a lower indicating member and a locking ring. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279514

Cosmetic kit for making up and/or for care of keratinous material

The present invention provides a cosmetic kit for making up and/or for care of keratinous material, the kit comprising at least: • a container containing at least one cosmetic composition in the form of a water-in-oil, oil-in-water or multiple emulsion, comprising at least 30% by weight of aqueous phase relative to the total weight of said composition and having a viscosity measured at 25° c. And at a shear rate of 200 min−1 of strictly more than 0.8 pa·s, said composition comprising at least one colorant, and • an applicator device (8) for applying the composition, provided with an applicator member (10) including an application surface that is capable of turning about at least one axis (x) or center of rotation in response to being moved in engagement with the keratinous material.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279259

Method and apparatus of producing optical fiber preform

A method of producing optical fiber preform includes: forming a deposited layer by depositing glass particles on a periphery of a target element in a deposition mode while burning a mixed gas containing a glass source material gas, a flaming gas, and a supporting gas by use of a flaming burner; maintaining a state where the supporting gas flows at a flow velocity greater than or equal to a flow velocity at which a nozzle end of the supporting gas discharge nozzles does not glow while maintaining a pilot burner by allowing the flaming gas to flow to the seal gas discharge nozzle after a seal gas is replaced with the flaming gas in a case where a mode is changed from the deposition mode to a non-deposition mode; and replacing the flaming gas flowing to the flaming gas port with a purge gas.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279239

Method and device for low-temperature cooling/liquefaction

The invention relates to a method for low-temperature cooling/liquefaction of a working fluid, in particular a working fluid including helium or consisting of pure helium by means of a refrigerator/liquefier that includes a working circuit provided with a compressor station and a cold box. The refrigerator/liquefier subjects the working gas within the working circuit to a cycle that includes, in series: compressing the working fluid within the compressor station, cooling and decompressing the working fluid in the cold box, and heating the working fluid with a view to the return thereof to the compressor station. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279124

Multifunctional flower container

The present invention provides a versatile flower container includes a base, a top cover, a carrying container placing on the top of top cover and a sensing device placing in the base, the carrying container has a concave space can be used to accommodate the sponge, floral and water, the sensing device includes an electronic control panel, two humidity detection rod, a number of lamps and speakers, the two humidity detection rods are through the top cover and inserting into the sponge in the concave space, thereby they can detect the humidity values of the sponge, the lamps and the speaker can be activated to produce light and sound and then generate warning effect when the humidity values are not enough in the carrying container.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279045

Compound tool with screwdriver attachment

A punch down tool, a receiver for a punch down tool, and a work end adapter for a punch down tool, for terminating electrical conductors and turning fasteners, are disclosed. The work end adapter is adapted to receive standard tool bits and standard finned shaft tips. ... Corning Incorporated

11/08/12 / #20120279001

Automatic cleaning machine driven by hydraulic power from bottom of swimming pool and hydraulic drive jaw type clutch impeller combination thereof

A swimming pool bottom hydraulic pushed automatic cleaner includes an underwater cleaner and a control power supply connected by a buoyancy cable. The underwater cleaner includes a housing cover, housing body, filter, double extension shaft motor assembly, hydraulic driven jaw-type clutch impeller combination, water inlet/outlet flow passage, wheel and bracket, an isolated hood and a cable with floaters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278900

Systems and methods for regulatory compliance with qualified systems

Disclosed are systems and methods for facilitating compliance with regulatory requirements concerning systems that must be qualified prior to use. In one embodiment, a qualified system is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278834

Apparatus, systems, and methods for discerning user action with regard to commercials

Systems and methods are described herein for altering the presentation of commercials presented based on user input of their likes and dislikes of commercials. A plurality of commercials are received and stored at a media device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278790

Collaborative software debugging in a distributed system with real-time variable modification indicators

In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes: receiving, by the debug server from the debug clients asynchronously during a debug session of the debuggee, a plurality of application-level messages, receiving, from a requesting debug client, a request to notify other debug clients that the requesting debug client is presently modifying a value of a particular variable; routing, by the message router, the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including distributing to the other debug clients a notification of the modification the value of the particular variable; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278608

Information processing apparatus, secure module, information processing method and computer product

An information processing apparatus securely stores a program group comprising one or more programs and includes a first detector that detects an execution waiting state of a given program among the program group; a secure module that is configured such that information stored therein cannot be referred to by an external device, and when the execution waiting state is detected by the first detector, that encrypts the given program and writes the encrypted given program to a storage area that is different from that of the program group; a second detector that detects an execution request concerning the given program; a decrypter that decrypts the given program encrypted by the secure module and writes the decrypted given program to the storage area, when the execution request concerning the given program is detected by the second detector; and a program executor that executes the given program decrypted by the decrypter.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278520

System and method of transmitting data between devices connected via a bus defining a time slot during transmission for responsive output information from bus devices

A device and method are provided in which the data to be transmitted is transmitted in units together with information concerning the transmission and/or the use of the data. At least some of the units include at least one region which defines a time slot within which freely selectable devices can output onto the bus data representing freely selectable information at freely selectable points in time.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278375

Exponentiation system

A method for computation, including defining a sequence of n bits that encodes an exponent d, such that no more than a specified number of successive bits in the sequence are the same, initializing first and second registers using a value of a base x that is to be exponentiated, whereby the first and second registers hold respective first and second values, which are successively updated during the computation, successively, for each bit in the sequence computing a product of the first and second values, depending on whether the bit is one or zero, selecting one of the first and second registers, and storing the product in the selected one of the registers, whereby the first and second registers hold respective first and second final values upon completion of the sequence, and returning xd based on the first and second final values. Related apparatus and methods are also described.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278327

Document analysis device, document analysis method, and computer readable recording medium

A document analysis device (1) comprises a common assessment information selection unit (90) and an event impact analysis unit (100). The common assessment information selection unit (90) identifies information that matches second assessment information that appears in event-related documents which include descriptions concerning a designated specific event, from among first assessment information that appears in documents for analysis which include descriptions relating to items for analysis, and classifies the information thus identified as common assessment information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278264

Techniques to filter media content based on entity reputation

Techniques to filter media content based on entity reputation are described. An apparatus may comprise a reputation subsystem that manages an entity reputation score for an entity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278228

Method and apparatus for accurate and secure product dispensing

A system and apparatus for accurate and secure dispensing of products using an automated dispensing machine, and transmission, processing and analysis of data concerning items dispensed. In one embodiment the system provides the possibility of combined pharmaceutical supply chain management and medication treatment compliance management and may be applied to controlled dispensing of medications, enabling incentives to encourage higher compliance, recording and processing of patient and health care data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278117

Task management for a plurality of team members

Each of a plurality of team members may define a task by providing data concerning a task to a centralized controller, wherein each task may be assigned any other team member of the plurality of team members. The controller may receive task event information from a first team member of the plurality of team members regarding a task, which task is associated within the controller with the first team member and a second team member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278077

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

11/01/12 / #20120278060

Method and system for confidence-weighted learning of factored discriminative language models

A system and method for building a language model for a translation system are provided. The method includes providing a first relative ranking of first and second translations in a target language of a same source string in a source language, determining a second relative ranking of the first and second translations using weights of a language model, the language model including a weight for each of a set of n-gram features, and comparing the first and second relative rankings to determine whether they are in agreement. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120278037

Mass-analysis data processing method and system

Provided is a technique for using an optical microscope image of an area on a sample to collect area-specific information characterizing each kind of biological tissue from imaging mass analysis data. On an optical image of a two-dimensional target area on a sample, a difference is examined in the kind of tissue or other features and areas are specified, each regarded as the same kind of tissue. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120277965

Vehicle motion control system

There is provided a vehicle motion control system which carries out acceleration and deceleration of a vehicle which satisfies driving feeling of a driver even in the state where a lateral motion of the vehicle is not involved. The vehicle motion control system includes a curve shape acquisition section 2 for acquiring a curve shape ahead of an own vehicle, an own vehicle position acquisition section 3 for acquiring a position of the own vehicle, and a vehicle motion control calculation section 4 for calculating a command value of a longitudinal acceleration generated for the vehicle based on the curve shape and the position of the own vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120277954

Steering control device

A cpu 26 changes a turning angle corresponding to a steering angle ma_temp required for a steering device 28 to steer a host vehicle, depending on the amount of operation for moving a steering wheel 12 at a reference position in a tilt direction and a push-pull direction. A tilt reaction force device 32 and a push-pull reaction force device 34 generate a reaction force against a second operation amount for moving the steering wheel 12 from the reference position according to the reference position of the steering wheel 12 relative to the driver which is adjusted by a tilt/expansion mechanism 21. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120277678

Pump for powered irrigator for sinus cavity rinse

A powered irrigator for use in rinsing nasal cavities provides a main body having a handle and fluid reservoir detachably coupled to one another, an outlet nozzle extending from a top end of the handle, a pump mechanism operably coupled to a power source, and a switch operably coupled to the power source for turning the pump mechanism on and off, and when the switch turns on the pump mechanism, fluid flows from the fluid reservoir into a first fluid coupling between the reservoir and the pump mechanism and into a second fluid coupling between the pump mechanism to the outlet nozzle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120277677

Powered irrigator for sinus cavity rinse with detachable reservoir

A powered irrigator for use in rinsing nasal cavities including a main body having a handle and fluid reservoir detachably coupled to one another, an outlet nozzle extending from a top end of the handle, a pump mechanism operably coupled to a power source, and a switch operably coupled to the power source for turning the pump mechanism on and off, and when the switch turns on the pump mechanism, fluid flows from the fluid reservoir into a first fluid coupling between the reservoir and the pump mechanism and into a second fluid coupling between the pump mechanism to the outlet nozzle. The reservoir includes a generally centrically body defining a cavity and at least two tabs connected to the cylindrical body and extending inwards therefrom. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120277329

Process and system for converting waste to energy without burning

This invention relates to a power recovery process in waste steam/co2 reformers whereby a waste stream can be made to release energy without having to burn the waste or the syngas. This invention does not make use of fuel cells as its critical component but makes use of highly exothermic chemical reactors using syngas to produce large amounts of heat, such as fischer-tropsch. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120277042

Apparatus, system and method for archery equipment

A system includes a sensing device configured for inclusion in an arrow when shot from a bow and configured to provide an output concerning arrow speed in response to the arrow being shot from the bow; and a processing device in communication with the sensing device, the processing device configured to receive the output and determine at least one value of arrow speed for a flight of the arrow when shot from the bow.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276982

Computer game with intuitive learning capability

A computer game and a method of providing learning capability thereto are provided. The computer game has an objective of matching a skill level of the computer game with a skill level of a game player. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276744

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

11/01/12 / #20120276657

Method of patterning of magnetic tunnel junctions

Embodiments of the invention generally relate to methods for fabricating devices on semiconductor substrates. More specifically, embodiments of the invention relate to methods of patterning magnetic materials. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276525

Method and system for preventing virus-related obesity and obesity related diseases

A method for preventing obesity related to infection by an adipogenic adenovirus includes assaying a sample from a person to determine whether the person has been previously infected with an adipogenic adenovirus, and if the person has not been previously infected, providing the person with at least one sensor positioned to detect when a person's hand approaches a predetermined distance from the person's face. By warning the person of undesired hand-to-face contacts, the person is able to reduce the incidence of obesity related infections. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276516

Systems and methods for providing learning modules for learning systems

A computer-implemented method for developing an educational course. The method includes defining at least one learning objective for the course, providing at least one course content module having educational material related to the at least one learning objective for the course, providing at least one assessment module for assessing a learner's performance in the course, generating at least one learning module based on at least one of the learning objectives, the learning module including one or more course content modules and assessment modules associated with that learning objective, and storing the at least one learning module in a data storage device.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276513

Learning tool and method of recording, reviewing, and analyzing face-to-face human interaction

Two parties have three distinct viewpoints of their relationship, from which assumptions emerge and working hypotheses about how to manage their relationship. The system, device, and method described herein include using computer system mediated learning tool for understanding face-to-face human interactions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276504

Talking teacher visualization for language learning

A representation of a virtual language teacher assists in language learning. The virtual language teacher may appear as a “talking head” in a video that a student views to practice pronunciation of a foreign language. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276485

Patterning process

A negative pattern is formed by applying a resist composition onto a substrate, baking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking (peb), and developing the exposed resist film in an organic solvent developer to selectively dissolve the unexposed region of resist film. The resist composition comprising a hydrogenated romp polymer and a (meth)acrylate resin displays a high dissolution contrast in organic solvent development, and exhibits high dry etch resistance even when the acid labile group is deprotected through exposure and peb.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276484

Method for manufacturing organic el display device

A method for manufacturing an organic el display device is provided in which an organic compound layer is formed by vapor deposition after a layer used for patterning the organic compound layer has been formed, so that the organic compound layer is formed without being affected by the surface tension of the sides of the layer for the patterning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276483

Patterning process

The invention provides a patterning process, comprising at least a step of forming a silicon-containing film on a body to be processed by using a composition for the silicon-containing film, a step of forming, on the silicon-containing film, a photoresist film by using a resist composition, a step of exposing to the photoresist film after heat treatment thereof, and a step of forming a negative pattern by dissolving an unexposed area of the photoresist film by using a developer of an organic solvent; wherein a composition giving the silicon-containing film whose pure-water contact angle in the part corresponding to the exposed area of the photoresist film becomes in the range of 35° or more to lower than 70° after exposure is used as the composition. There can be optimum patterning process as a patterning process of a negative resist pattern to be formed by adopting organic solvent-based development.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276481

Method of forming resist pattern and negative tone-development resist composition

A method of forming a resist pattern, the method including: forming a resist film on a substrate using a resist composition containing a base component (a) that exhibits reduced solubility in an organic solvent under the action of acid, an acid generator component (b) that generates acid upon exposure and a fluorine-containing polymeric compound (f), exposing the resist film, and patterning the resist film by negative tone development using a developing solution containing the organic solvent, thereby forming a resist pattern, wherein the base component (a) contains a resin component (a1) containing a structural unit (a1) derived from an acrylate ester, the dissolution rates of (a1) and (f) in the developing solution are each at least 10 nm/s, and the absolute value of the difference in the dissolution rates of (a1) and (f) in the developing solution is not more than 80 nm/s.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120276057

Nutritional composition for supporting brain development and function of toddlers

The present invention relates to a nutritional composition, in particular directed to toddlers and/or a weaning child, said nutritional composition comprising a protein source, a source of available carbohydrates, a lipid source, at least one probiotic microorganism, and prebiotics, wherein said lipid source comprises dha (docosahexaenoic acid). The nutritional composition improves cognitive performance, in particular learning and memory of the child. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275933

Hydraulic apparatus return to neutral mechanism

A hydraulic apparatus is provided with a return to neutral mechanism for returning a trunnion control bracket arm to a neutral position. The return to neutral mechanism comprises a pair of springs, one spring connecting a fixed bracket to a first rotatable bracket and the other spring connecting the fixed bracket to a second rotatable bracket. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275858

Detectable warning and guidance tiles

The present invention relates to an ada compliant detectable warning or guidance tile for pedestrian platforms, walkways, and sidewalks and the like having a detectable warning surface containing raised truncated domes detectable by the visually impaired in accordance with americans with disabilities act (ada): accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities and being provided with one or more additional means on the top surface of the tile to provide visual or tactile information to sighted and visually impaired pedestrians.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275790

Power saving method, system and optical network unit in passive optical network

A power saving method in a passive optical network, including: when receiving an upstream burst timeslot allocated by the optical line terminal (olt) after a power supply of the optical network unit (onu) is turned off, the onu dividing the upstream burst timeslot into one or more upstream burst timeslots; and the onu turning on own laser in the upstream burst timeslot belonging to the onu, and after sending one or more emergent physical layer operations, administration and maintenance (ploam) messages to olt in each upstream burst timeslot, promptly turning off the own laser. A power saving system in a passive optical network and an optical network unit is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275761

Utilizing subtitles in multiple languages to facilitate second-language learning

Processing video for utilization in second language learning is described herein. A video file includes spoken words in a source language, subtitles in the source language, and subtitles in a native language of an end user (a target language). ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275718

Image compression apparatus, image expansion apparatus, and methods and programs thereof

An image compression apparatus capable of compressing an input image that includes a predetermined target object at a high compression ratio while allowing high quality image restoration. In the apparatus, the input image is reduced and compressed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275692

Recognition apparatus, recognition method, and storage medium

A recognition apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate likelihood of each feature quantity based on the weighted distribution of the feature quantity extracted from a plurality of learning images, a correction unit configured, if a ratio of a learning image to a specific feature quantity is equal to or smaller than a predetermined ratio and a weight for the specific feature quantity is greater than a predetermined value, to correct the value of likelihood of the specific feature quantity to lower the value based on the distribution, a setting unit configured to set the likelihood corrected by the correction unit in association with a feature quantity, and a discrimination unit to extract a feature quantity from an input image and discriminate whether the input image includes a predetermined object based on the likelihood associated with the feature quantity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275691

Coefficient learning device and method, image processing device and method, program, and recording medium

A feature-quantity extraction unit extracts a feature quantity of a target pixel of a student image. The target pixel is classified into a predetermined class. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275633

Hang up magnet for radio microphone

A system is disclosed for safely and efficiently removing or returning a radio microphone from a mounting surface. The system includes a first magnet attached to the rear side of a radio microphone and a second magnet located at a desired mounting position on the mounting surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275625

Signal processing device, method thereof, program, and data recording medium

Provided is a signal processing device including an analysis unit for analyzing a characteristic of an input signal, and generating an analysis feature, a mapping control information determination unit for determining, based on the analysis feature and information that is generated by learning and that is for obtaining mapping control information from the analysis feature, the mapping control information, and a mapping processing unit for performing amplitude conversion on the input signal based on a linear or non-linear mapping function decided based on the mapping control information, and generating an output signal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275546

Multiple symbol noncoherent soft output detector

Multiple symbol noncoherent soft output detectors in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In a number of embodiments, the multiple symbol noncoherent soft output detector uses soft metrics based on the log likelihood ratio (llr) of each symbol to provide information concerning the reliability of each detected symbol. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275528

Packet detector

There are several exemplary ways to more efficiently communicate an out-of-domain seed to a receiver—in a first technique, the seed can be indicated in the header portion or data portion of a packet. For example, the header portion of the packet could contain one or more bit fields that indicate the value of the lfsr seed used for the preamble portion of the packet. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275459

Processing packets by a network device

A method and apparatus for performing a lookup in a switching device of a packet switched network where the lookup includes a plurality of distinct operations each of which returns a result that includes a pointer to a next operation in a sequence of operations for the lookup. The method includes determining a first lookup operation to be executed, executing the first lookup operation including returning a result and determining if the result includes a pointer to another lookup operation in the sequence of operations. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275348

Charging method, device, and system

The embodiments of the present invention provide a charging method, device and system in the field of communications technologies. The charging method includes: learning that a user equipment accesses a network beyond an applicable condition; and charging the user equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120275175

Vehicle lamp generating superimposed light spots

Illumination device for a dazzle-free high beam function with a plurality of led light sources and an optical unit, with a sensor appliance to detect approaching road users and/or road users travelling in front, with a control mechanism which activates the led light sources by means of dimming or turning them on and off depending on the sensor data supplied by the sensor assembly in such a way that an anti-dazzling area of the high beam function corresponding to the approaching road user and/or the road user travelling in front is created to prevent the road user from being dazzled, wherein at least the optical unit assigned to the high beam function includes optical elements assigned to the same led light source, thereby producing least two light spots for every led light source with the capability to superimpose the light spots on each other to create a combined light spot.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274975

Printing system, print data generator, processor, printing method and non-transitory recording medium

A printing system, including a plurality of printers, a print data generation section for generating print data printable by one or a plurality of the printers, and a decision section for deciding, based on information concerning printing functions of each of the plurality of printers, whether to generate shared print data printable by a plurality of printing functions or to generate dedicated print data printable by a single printing function, wherein the print data generation section generates the shared print data or the dedicated print data based on a result of the decision made by the decision section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274942

Signal processing

There is described a method and apparatus for processing light pulses returned from an optical sensor, wherein the light pulses are applied to two interferometer arrangements, a first interferometer arranged simply to superimpose two pulses and detect a first resulting value, and the other interferometer being arranged to apply a relative phase shift of about π/2 before super-imposing the two pulses to detect a second resulting value. The relative phase shift is applied by shifting the phase of one or both of the pulses. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274914

Variable data lithography system for applying multi-component images and systems therefor

A reimageable layer of an imaging member is provided with a dampening fluid layer. The reimageable layer has specific properties such as composition, surface profile, and so on so as to be well suited for receipt and carrying the dampening fluid layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274807

Method of manufacturing organic electroluminescence display device

Provided is a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence display device including: an organic compound layer-forming step of forming an organic compound layer on a first electrode; a release layer-forming step of forming a release layer on the organic compound layer; a first processing step for the release layer of patterning the release layer; an organic compound layer-processing step of removing the organic compound layer in a region not covered with the release layer processed in the first processing step for the release layer; and a second processing step for the release layer of removing a part of the release layer, in which the release layer is a deposited film formed of a charge-transportable organic compound and is dissolved by a solvent containing an organic solvent miscible with water.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274791

Methods for processing notifications to hand held computing devices for a connected home

A computer-implemented method for providing notifications to wireless hand held devices concerning status conditions of a remote location is provided. The method associates the remote location to a user account, and the user account is configurable with settings of a user having the user account. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274781

Marginal space learning for multi-person tracking over mega pixel imagery

A method for tracking pedestrians in a video sequence, where each image frame of the video sequence corresponds to a time step, includes using marginal space learning to sample a prior probability distribution p(xt. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274775

Imager-based code-locating, reading and response methods and apparatus

In one form, an audience participation method and apparatus whereby mass audience members who are physically present in a venue can, upon being cued, convey quantitative data regarding their personal real-time individual and collective preferences, choices, opinions, and other personal responses concerning events taking place in the venue or otherwise, to digital image data processing systems, data bases and data transmission media by the act of posing passive, user-manipulated personal data-source devices, a multiplicity of such devices being visible within the field of view (fov) of one or more venue-associated digital imagers which can collect images of the devices and pass said images to image analysis computer programs with the analysis results being promptly available for uses by other venue systems such as those used for announcements and displays to the venue audiences as well as optionally being made available to information systems addressing audiences not within the venue.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274766

Method for classifying objects in an imaging surveillance system

A method for formulating a knowledge database of object images acquired by an imaging device furnished with a sensor, including defining n classes each including a set of objects represented by a label and a set of characteristics, learning decision rules associated with these classes, definition of k contextual information cues regarding image background fk, with k varying from 1 to k and k>1, association of one of these information cues regarding image background fk with each object, allotting of the objects into m new classes, with n<m≦k×n, each including a set of objects represented by a new label including an old label and one of said information cues regarding image background fk and the set of characteristics of these objects, definition for each background fk of a subset qk of these m classes associated with this image background, learning of decision rules for each of these subsets qk.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274755

System and method for human detection and counting using background modeling, hog and haar features

A system for adaptive learning based human detection for channel input of captured human image signals, the system comprising: a sensor for tracking real-time images of an environment of interest; a feature extraction and classifiers generation processor for extracting a plurality of features and classifying the features associated with time-space descriptors of image comprising background modeling, histogram of oriented gradients (hog) and haar like wavelet; a processor configured to process extracted feature classifiers associated with plurality of real-time images; combine the plurality of feature classifiers of time-space descriptors; evaluate a linear probability of human detection based on a predetermined threshold value of the feature classifiers in a time window having at least one image frame; a counter for counting the number of humans in the real-time images; and a transmission device configured to send the final human detection decision and number thereof to a storage device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274690

Image forming method, image forming apparatus and inkjet head

An image forming method for use in an inkjet head includes a pressure chamber filled with ink, a nozzle which communicates with the pressure chamber and in which a meniscus of the ink is formed, a piezoelectric element which pressurizes the pressure chamber, and a drive circuit which performs an operation of ejecting the ink in a printing state and generates a basic pulse for vibrating the meniscus in a non-printing state. The basic pulse is generated by turning off a voltage applied to the piezoelectric element for substantially the same period as a natural vibration period of the ink. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274614

Driving method of display device

In a display device in which one frame is divided into a plurality of subframes and a gray scale is expressed by a time gray scale method, there is a problem of pseudo contour. A gray scale is expressed by sequentially adding a weight of each subframe (light emission period, light emission time, and the like). ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274572

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

11/01/12 / #20120274481

Driver safety enhancement using intelligent traffic signals and gps

A safety system determines a correspondence between a vehicle and an upcoming traffic signal, and predicts a state of the traffic signal when the vehicle is expected to reach the signal's location. Based on proximity to the signal and speed of the vehicle, the system provides a warning if it determines that the vehicle is likely to proceed contrary to the signal (e.g., a driver is likely to run a red light). ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274475

Automated well control method and apparatus

A drilling control system monitors and compares drilling and completion operation sensor values and autonomously acts in response to conditions such as a kick or surge. Sensors in various combinations may monitor return fluid flow rate, fluid inflow rate, wellhead bore pressure, temperature of returning fluid, torque, rate of penetration and string weight change. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274401

Semiconductor device and method for driving the same

An object is to suppress operation delay caused when a semiconductor device that amplifies and outputs an error between two potentials returns from a standby mode. Electrical connection between an output terminal of a transconductance amplifier and one electrode of a capacitor is controlled by a transistor whose channel is formed in an oxide semiconductor layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274379

Semiconductor storage device

A semiconductor storage device which stops and resumes the supply of power supply voltage without the necessity of saving and returning a data signal between a volatile storage device and a nonvolatile storage device is provided. In the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device, the volatile storage device and the nonvolatile storage device are provided without separation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274239

Method of manufacturing organic electroluminescence display device and electronic equipment including organic electroluminescence display device manufactured by the manufacturing method

Provided is a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence display device including an organic electroluminescence element, which has element characteristics comparable to those in the case of a vacuum in-situ process, while utilizing a patterning approach based on photolithography. The method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence display device includes: an organic compound layer-forming step of forming an organic compound layer at least on a first electrode; a release layer-forming step of forming a release layer on the organic compound layer; a release layer-processing step of processing the release layer; and an organic compound layer-processing step of removing the organic compound layer in a region not covered with the release layer processed in the release layer-processing step, and at least the lowermost layer out of the release layer is a deposited film formed of a material soluble in a polar solvent.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274140

Battery pack system

A source of environmental pollution is the burning of fuel by the transportation vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks). The use of electric vehicles (evs) is perceived as an essential step towards better utilization of energy. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274132

Rectifier circuit, and environmental energy harvesting system comprising the rectifier circuit

A rectifier circuit includes a first, second, third and fourth parasitic diodes electrically connected to form a full-wave diode-bridge rectifier. A first switch and a second switch are connected in parallel, respectively, to the first and second parasitic diodes, and a third switch and a fourth switch connected in parallel, respectively, to the third and fourth parasitic diodes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274110

Seat structure and vehicle

In a seat, in a state in which tilting of a back main frame around a tilting center is locked by a reclining mechanism, a lower end of a back joint link is turnably joined to a vehicle side. Thus, turning of a first link, a back sub frame and the back joint link is locked, and operation of a back link mechanism is locked. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274092

Clamp structure for tonneau cover of pick-up truck

A clamp structure for a tonneau cover of a pick-up truck is disclosed and mounted to one frame section of a tonneau cover for releasably securing the frame section on a side wall of a cargo bed of the pick-up truck. The clamp structure has a composite grip element which has a metal grip body and a plastic sleeve. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274017

Paper feeding device, image forming apparatus, and setting information switching method

To provide a paper feeding device that can switch setting information only with an easy action of sheet removal and setting in a predetermined position. The paper feeding device includes a first detecting unit that detects whether a sheet is set in a predetermined position, a second detecting unit that detects whether the sheet removal and setting is performed in the predetermined position after the setting of the sheet is detected by the first detecting unit, and a switching unit that switches setting information concerning the sheet when the sheet removal and setting is detected by the second detecting unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120274004

Nanopatterning method and apparatus

Embodiments of the invention relate to methods and apparatus useful in the nanopatterning of large area substrates, where a movable nanostructured film is used to image a radiation-sensitive material. The nanopatterning technique makes use of near-field photolithography, where the nanostructured film used to modulate light intensity reaching radiation-sensitive layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273999

Method for patterning a stack

The embodiments disclose a method for patterning a stack, including embedding servo patterns within a final template and creating positions of plural cross-tracked shifted position error signal (pes) fields incrementally from the embedded servo patterns on the final template.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273962

Semiconductor device having air gap and method for manufacturing the same

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device having an air gap, includes: providing a substrate having a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer formed thereon successively; forming a mask layer on the second dielectric layer; patterning the first and the second dielectric layer by using the mask layer as a mask so as to form a plurality of grooves; filling a conducting material into the grooves; removing redundant conducting material on the second dielectric layer utill the second dielectric layer is exposed so as to form a plurality of conductive trenches; forming a molecular sieve on the second dielectric layer and the conductive trenches; and removing the second dielectric layer partly or completely by flowing a reactant gas towards the second dielectric layer through the molecular sieve, so as to form an air gap. It is novel and simple to form an air gap through molecular sieve.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273925

Patterned doping of semiconductor substrates using photosensitive monolayers

A semiconductor device and a method of fabricating a semiconductor device are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention use a photosensitive self-assembled monolayer to pattern the surface of a substrate into hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions, and an aqueous (or alcohol) solution of a dopant compound is deposited on the substrate surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273858

Semiconductor memory device

An object is to provide a semiconductor memory device that enables low power consumption of a memory cell of a cam including a nonvolatile memory device. Another object is to provide a semiconductor memory device without degradation due to repeated data writing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273821

Method for patterning an epitaxial substrate, a light emitting diode and a method for forming a light emitting diode

A method for patterning an epitaxial substrate includes: (a) forming an etch mask layer over an epitaxial substrate, and patterning the etch mask layer using a patterned cover mask layer to form the etch mask layer into a plurality of spaced apart mask patterns; and (b) etching the epitaxial substrate that is exposed from the mask patterns, and removing the mask patterns such that the epitaxial substrate is formed with a plurality of spaced apart substrate patterns.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273788

Printed electronic device

This invention generally relates to a patterned substrate for an electronic device and to electronic devices, device arrays, field effect transistors and transistor arrays comprising the patterned substrate. The invention also relates to a logic circuit, display, memory or sensor device comprising the patterned substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273658

Modulation device and charged particle multi-beamlet lithography system using the same

The invention relates to a charged-particle multi-beamlet lithography system. The system comprises a beam generator for generating a plurality of beamlets, a beamlet blanker array for patterning the plurality of beamlets, an optical fiber arrangement, and a projection system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273527

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

11/01/12 / #20120273526

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

11/01/12 / #20120273457

Thin film patterning method

Provided is a thin film patterning method for patterning a thin film made of one of inorganic, organic, and organic/inorganic materials provided on a first substrate including: forming and patterning a thin film made of a material a on the first substrate; forming a thin film made of a material b, which is one of inorganic, organic, and organic/inorganic materials, on the first substrate and on the thin film; bonding the thin film, which is formed on the thin film, to a second substrate, thereby laminating the first substrate and the second substrate together to produce a laminated substrate; and removing the thin film and the thin film, which is provided on the thin film, from the first substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273454

Etching liquid for conductive polymer, and method for patterning conductive polymer

An etching liquid for a conductive polymer is disclosed which comprises greater than 0.5 wt % but no greater than 30 wt % of (nh4)4ce(s04)4.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273349

Glass substrate trolley handling system

A glass substrate trolley handling system is disclosed. The glass substrate trolley handling system comprises an equipment outlet module, a cassette module, a bridging module, and an abnormal trolley returning module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273310

Braking structure for truning body

A braking structure for a turning body includes an engagement device rotatably engaging a movable-side portion of a rotation damper with a base at a rotation center of the movable-side portion; a first fixing device fixing the movable-side portion relative to the turning body; and a second fixing device fixing a stationary-side portion of the rotation damper relative to the base. The engagement device includes an axis protrusion provided on one side of either the movable-side portion or the base, and a receiving portion provided on the other side of either the movable-side portion or the base, and receiving the axis protrusion from a direction perpendicular to a rotation axis of the rotation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273271

Measurement-while-drilling mud pulser and method for controlling same

A measurement-while-drilling mud pulser and a method for controlling a measurement-while-drilling mud pulser. The mud pulser includes a brushless dc motor that hydraulically controls a main restrictor valve that the mud pulser uses to generate mud pulses. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120273100

Multiple exterior reversible tote-bag

The present invention therefore provides a tote bag comprising: a selectively openable and closable bag opening; a plurality of compartments, each having an interior storage area; a first exterior bag surface and a second exterior bag surface; wherein the first or the second exterior surface of each of the plurality of compartments may be selectively displayed by turning the tote bag inside out; means for selectively opening and closing the tote bag opening; and, at least one means for toting the tote bag, wherein the plurality of compartments are attached to each other along a single line such that each compartment may move independently.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272981

Cosmetic kit for making up and/or for care of keratinous material

The present invention provides a cosmetic kit for makeup and/or for care of keratinous material, comprising at least: a container containing at least one cosmetic composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least 16% by weight, preferably at least 18% by weight and more preferably at least 20% by weight of pigments and/or of film-forming polymers and/or of non-pulverulent thickening agents, relative to the total weight of said composition, said composition comprising at least one pigment; an applicator device (8) for applying the composition, provided with an applicator member (10) including an application surface that is capable of turning about at least one axis (x) or center of rotation in response to being moved in engagement with the keratinous material.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272929

Once-through steam generator for burning dry brown coal

The invention relates to a forced-flow steam generator for burning dry brown coal without assistance from recirculated waste gas in the combustion chamber thereof. Said forced-flow steam generator (1) comprises a combustion chamber (2) and a waste gas flue (3) connected to the upper end thereof, and peripheral walls (4) surrounding said flue. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272877

Reducing mercury emissions from the burning of coal

Make a highly cementitious ash product.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272876

Maple syrup evaporator with biomass burner

A burner using biomass combustibles, namely pellet fuel, for a maple syrup evaporator. Compared to wood or oil burning heat sources, pellet fuel is less costly, burns more efficiently and generates the heat necessary to properly evaporate maple sap. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272874

Biomass fuel internal circulation mechanical fluidized-bed corner tube intelligent boiler

The present invention discloses a biomass fuel internal circulation mechanical fluidized-bed corner tube intelligent boiler which is highly effective in energy-conservation and emission-reduction, which comprises a primary combustion chamber, a secondary combustion chamber, a burning-out chamber, a high temperature multi-tube cyclone dust collector, a heat convection pipe bundle, the hearth of the primary combustion chamber consists of a square membrane water-cooled wall and a profiled seat with a square top and a circular bottom, at the four corners of the seat, there are mounted venturi tube internal circulators, at the bottom of the hearth, there is mounted a mechanical fluidizing machine; the profiled cyclone separation hearth of the secondary combustion chamber consists of a square membrane water-cooled wall, a profiled seat with a square top and a circular bottom, a profiled fume-venting tube, at the bottom of the hearth, there is mounted a mechanical fluidizing machine; the burning-out chamber is connected with the inlet of the high temperature multi-tube cyclone dust collector; and the outlet of the high temperature multi-tube cyclone dust collector is connected with the heat convection pipe bundle. With the boiler of the present invention, the combustion intensity is high, the combustion is sufficient, no slag formation occurs, the thermal conversion efficiency is high, the pollution of the thermal convection is reduced and the boiler is capable of running stably for a long time, has a wide range of adjustment and is capable of intelligent self-control.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272847

Printing method and perfecting printing press for recto and verso printing on sheets

A printing method for printing on both sides of sheets in a perfecting printing press includes first, second and third steps. In the first step, the sheet is transported on a first cylinder, with the first cylinder having its temperature controlled to a first temperature, and the sheet is printed on a first side. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272819

Interface for reciprocating firearm stock

A reciprocating stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. The interface system includes first and second bearing elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272794

Open-end wrench for quickly turning an object

An open-end wrench for quickly turning an object includes a driving end including a first jaw and a second jaw which cooperate together. One of the first and second jaws includes a recess defined therein. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272774

Robot

A jointed arm has an upper arm member joined to a second shoulder member, a first forearm member joined to the upper arm member by a first bending and stretching mechanism, and a wrist member joined to the first forearm member by a second bending and stretching mechanism, the first forearm member has a first turning mechanism that rotates the second bending and stretching mechanism, a hand section is joined to the wrist member by a second turning mechanism, and the rotation axes of the first and second turning mechanisms are offset. The upper arm member has a housing recessed portion that houses part of the first forearm member, part of the first turning mechanism, and part of the second bending and stretching mechanism in a state in which the first forearm member bends toward the upper arm member and the wrist member bends toward the first forearm member.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272772

Shifter

A shifter is fixed on a handle of a bicycle and connected with a rear speed changer of a cable and contains: a body, a first bar, and a speed changing mechanism, the body including the first bar, a chamber to receive the speed changing mechanism, and two tabs, and each tab including a first hole, and the body including a first aperture arranged on a top end thereof and communicating with the chamber to insert the cable into the chamber via the first aperture so as to connect with a first seat, the body including a first retaining ring, the chamber including a first positioning pillar, an axial shaft, a second aperture, and a first returning spring, the first positioning pillar being provided to fix a first fixing piece in the chamber, and the axial shaft being used to axially position a first hook in the chamber.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272673

Container refrigeration apparatus

A container refrigeration apparatus includes: a refrigerant circuit which performs a refrigeration cycle, and includes a main circuit sequentially connecting a compressor, a condenser, a main expansion valve and an evaporator, and a hot gas bypass circuit through which a refrigerant compressed in the compressor bypasses the condenser and the main expansion valve to flow into the evaporator; and a compressor control section which controls operating speed of rotation of the compressor during heating operation for heating inside of a container by the evaporator while returning the compressed refrigerant from the compressor to the compressor through the hot gas bypass circuit and the evaporator so that a temperature inside the container reaches a target temperature.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/01/12 / #20120272568

Charcoal manufacturing process and apparatus

The invention provides a continuous charcoal manufacturing apparatus for turning particulate organic material into charcoal. The apparatus comprises a source of the particulate organic material, a retort and a heating device for heating gas in an external vessel interior space. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272319

Apparatus, and system for determining and cautioning users of internet connected clients of potentially malicious software and method for operating such

A system at a central server and at a plurality of web filters is installed to observe traffic and to protect users from attempting connection to suspicious, malicious, and/or infectious targets. Targets are defined as uniform resource identifiers (uri) and internet protocol (ip) addresses. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272259

Video content analysis for automatic demographics recognition of users and videos

A video demographics analysis system selects a training set of videos to use to correlate viewer demographics and video content data. The video demographics analysis system extracts demographic data from viewer profiles related to videos in the training set and creates a set of demographic distributions, and also extracts video data from videos in the training set. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272257

System and method for selection of content source upon device power-on

Selection of audiovisual (multimedia) programming to display on a content display device (e.g., a tv) upon a power-on signal at the content display device is described. Content to display on content display device is determined at a power-on event. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272243

Protecting high priority workloads in a virtualized datacenter

A method includes running a plurality of virtual machine workloads across a plurality of servers within a common power domain, and setting an operating level for each of a plurality of hardware resources within the common power domain in response to receiving an early power off warning from a power source that supplies power to the common power domain, wherein the operating level for each of the hardware resources is determined as a function of the priority of the virtual machine workloads that are utilizing each of the hardware resources.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272219

Collaborative software debugging in a distributed system with symbol locking

In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving, from the debug clients, application-level messages, including receiving, from a symbol locking debug client, a request to lock one or more symbols from value modification; routing, by the message router, the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including: establishing a lock for each of the one or more symbols; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results including, returning, responsive to a request to modify a value of a locked symbol, an indication that the symbol is locked without modifying the value of the locked symbol as requested.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272218

Collaborative software debugging in a distributed system with stacked run-to-cursor commands

In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving a number of application-level messages, including receiving from a requesting debug client a run-to-cursor command; routing the messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including: sending, to debug clients, a request for approval to carry out the run-to-cursor command; receiving responses to the request; and commanding the back-end debugger to execute the debuggee to a cursor position of one of the debug clients only after receiving a predefined number of approvals; and returning, by the debug server to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272217

Collaborative software debugging in a distributed system with execution resumption on consensus

In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving a number of application-level messages including a request to resume execution of the debuggee; routing the messages by the message router, providing distributed control of the back-end debugger to the debug clients, including: polling one or more debug clients for approval to resume execution of the debuggee and resuming execution of the debuggee only if a number of debug clients providing approval to resume execution of the debuggee exceeds a predefined threshold, and returning, by the debug server to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272216

Collaborative software debugging in a distributed system with variable-specific messages

In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes: receiving application-level messages, including receiving, from a requesting debug client, a request to establish a variable-specific message for a particular variable; routing the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including establishing the variable-specific message; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results, including: responsive to each request by a variable evaluating debug client to evaluate a variable and if a variable-specific message has been established for the variable to be evaluated, returning the content of the variable-specific message to be displayed in association with the variable in the variable evaluating debug client's client-specific gui along with the evaluation of the variable.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272159

Collaborative electronic books

The present invention provides techniques relating to collaboratively authored stories and electronic books, and the writing thereof. Techniques are provided in which a template relating to a story, and a set of rules governing collaborative writing of the story by multiple user authors, are obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272101

Server testing system

A server testing system is used for testing servers of a server system and includes a power source, switches, a connection device, a controlling device, and a display device. Each switch is connected to the power source and the controlling device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272098

Computer with power-off system

A computer includes a central processing unit (cpu), a power supply, a control unit, a switch unit connected to the cpu and the control unit, a north bridge chip connected between the switch unit and the power supply. The cpu includes a temperature detection unit to detect temperature of the cpu. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120272021

Management system and control method for computer system

To provide a storage management technique for creating and managing, with single operation by a user, a large quantity of writable snapshots, which satisfy a requirement desired by the user, while controlling a use form of a storage apparatus not to exceed limits of the performance and the capacity of the storage apparatus. Therefore, a management computer manages configuration information and performance information of plural storage apparatuses and an operation state of a writable snapshot. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271850

Method of processing documents relating to shipped articles

In the method of processing documents relating to shipped articles, automatic means execute the following steps: performing character recognition in at least one document made available by a carrier of the articles; obtaining at least one article reference made up of characters; obtaining at least one character string associated with the reference and distinct therefrom; calculating respective match percentages between the string and templates in a database; determining whether at least one of the percentages satisfies at least one predetermined condition; and when the condition is satisfied, associating the article reference with a template of the database relating to said percentage, and executing an action concerning the article reference by means of the associated template.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271842

Learning retrieval functions incorporating query differentiation for information retrieval

The system and method of the present invention allows for the determination of the relevance of a content item to a query through the use of a machine learned relevance function that incorporate query differentiation. A method for selecting a relevance function to determine a relevance of a query-content item pair comprises generating a training set comprising one or more content item-query pairs. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271835

User request based content ranking

A content recommendation method and system including providing a plurality of content items, a number of items in including the plurality of content items designated as n, symbolically representing each of the n content items as a unique point on a two-dimensional plane, thereby associating an x and y coordinate with each one of the content items, associating, as an initial condition, a weight of zero with each point on the two-dimensional plane, incrementing the weight associated with the unique point associated with one of the n content items each time the one of the n content items is accessed, changing the x and y coordinate of the unique point based on a plurality of user requests for other content items besides the one of the n content items, determining a distance between the unique point and a multiplicity of points corresponding to a multiplicity of other content items, returning at least a first content recommendation to a user, the at least a first content recommendation including a content item associated with a point closer than any other point to a point associated with the content item presently being viewed by the user. Related methods and apparatus are also described.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271826

Data collecting method for detection and on-time warning system of industrial process

A data collection method for a process margin monitoring system of industrial equipment includes preparing a learning data set based on data determined to be normal in an operation history of the industrial equipment so that the learning data set is sorted for each operation mode, in a case in which the industrial equipment includes equipment units performing the same functions, receiving data for each of the equipment units and processing the received data as data for the equipment units, sorting and grouping associated ones of the data in the learning data set, and sampling the collected data to reduce the amount of data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271791

Collaborative targeted maximum likelihood learning

A method is provided comprising: determining one or more initial distribution estimators of a true probability distribution; determining for each series of estimators of a nuisance parameter; generating candidate targeted estimators of the probability distribution for a targeted feature using an iterative modification of the initial distribution estimator(s) designed to reduce bias in the estimate of the target feature with respect to the initial distribution estimator, based on the series of estimators and the targeted feature; selecting one of the candidate estimators as an estimator for the true probability distribution for the targeted feature; and applying a mapping to the estimator for the true probability distribution or relevant portion thereof to obtain an estimated value for the targeted feature.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271788

Incorporating lexicon knowledge into svm learning to improve sentiment classification

A sentiment classifier for sentiment classification of content. An aspect classifier is configured to classify content as being related to a particular aspect of information, the aspect classifier incorporating at least a portion of the domain specific sentiment lexicon. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271772

Internet system for facilitating human user advisement and licensing of copyrighted works of authorship

An internet system for disseminating information regarding works or authorship, including a server and a client device connected to the internet and wherein when any one web page out of a set of web pages is displayed on the client device and when a work of authorship is displayed as part of the web page, an image is also displayed near the work of authorship, as part of the webpage and when a user clicks on the image, copyright information concerning the work of authorship is presented in a user perceivable manner.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271699

Providing advanced rewards in a loyalty program based on historical purchasing performance

Embodiments of the invention provide for allocating loyalty rewards to a customer in advance of the customer earning the reward based at least in part on historical purchasing performance. For example, in accordance with embodiments of the invention, the customer/participant is rewarded (e.g., provided rewards points or bestowed another reward) at the onset of a year based on the previous year's purchasing behavior/program participation, and as the customer/participant transacts throughout the ensuing year the purchases/transactions are decremented against the reward.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271542

Energy efficient routing using an impedance factor

A method and system for calculating an energy efficient route is disclosed. A route calculation application calculates one or more routes from an origin to a destination. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271538

Apparatus and method for choosing priority control object, and apparatus for controlling object

Provided are an apparatus and a method that chooses an object to be preferentially controlled based on an accident risk degree and hazard and controls the chosen object. In the present invention, it is possible to choose and control a ship having high hazard calculated with trajectory prediction, current operation state information, and past history information under a traffic situation in which the ships are concentrated, by priority. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271530

Internal combustion engine control apparatus

There is obtained an internal combustion engine control apparatus that can accurately determine the state of coupling between an internal combustion engine and a driving device so as to appropriately control the internal combustion engine. An internal combustion engine control apparatus according to the present invention includes a reference value learning function that learns a real calculation value, as the reference learning value for a transmission gear, when there are satisfied a first condition that the vehicle speed detected by a vehicle speed sensor, the real rotation speed detected by a rotation sensor, and the throttle opening degree detected by a throttle opening degree sensor are in predetermined ranges and a second condition that the real calculation value indicating the ratio of the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed sensor to the real rotation speed detected by the rotation sensor is in a predetermined state.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271465

Energy management system and method for water heater system

An energy management system and method for water heater system is arranged for control of the water heater system based on user demand, and control the hot water distribution base on demand and water temperature of the recirculation loop. The energy management system includes a control center collecting operational parameter of the water heater system and real time information of hot water usage at each of user points, and a management center for managing operational parameter of the water heater system and real time information of hot water usage, wherein the management center is preset for automatically turning each of a motorized unit and a water heater unit of the water heater system in an on and off manner in responsive to hot water demand at user point so as to optimize energy saving of the water heater system.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271462

Systems and methods to control energy consumption efficiency

A controller is configured to exchange information with a building automation system and includes various executable programs for determining a real time operating efficiency, simulating a predicted or theoretical operating efficiency, comparing the same, and then adjusting one or more operating parameters on equipment utilized by a building's hvac system. The controller operates to adjust an operating efficiency of the hvac system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271444

Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method and storage medium

A substrate processing apparatus can efficiently perform a trial operation in conditions close to those of an actual operation. In the substrate processing apparatus 1 for taking substrates w out of a transfer chamber (foups 1 to 4), processing the substrates w in each of processing modules 2 and returning the processed substrates w to the transfer chamber, a mode selection unit 31 selects an operation check mode for performing an operation check of wafer transfer devices 15 and 17 or the processing modules 2. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271372

Detecting, assessing and managing a risk of death in epilepsy

A method for determining and responding in real-time to an increased risk of death relating to a patient with epilepsy is provided. The method includes receiving cardiac data and determining a cardiac index based upon the cardiac data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271331

Devices and methods for anchoring tissue

Anchors, anchoring systems, anchor delivery devices, and method of using anchors are described. An anchor may be a flexible anchor having two curved legs that cross in a single turning direction to form a loop, wherein the legs are adapted to penetrate tissue. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120271128

Medical apparatus

A medical apparatus includes: a storing section in which information concerning a drug kinetics in a living body is stored in advance for each of plural kinds of fluorescent drugs; a processing section that acquires information concerning diagnosis start timing corresponding to a desired fluorescent drug based on information stored in the storing section, information concerning a target region to which the desired fluorescent drug is administered, information concerning a method of administering the desired fluorescent drug to the target region, and information indicating start of the administration of the desired fluorescent drug; and a light source control section that controls radiation of excitation light for exciting the desired fluorescent drug to a stop state until the diagnosis start timing is reached and controls, at and after the diagnosis start timing, the radiation of the excitation light to a state in which the excitation light can be radiated.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270661

Self-serve api for game mechanics tool

Game mechanics may be incorporated into a web site, mobile site, and/or app using an automated access, self-serve platform. A user interface may be generated based on input provided by or on behalf of a publisher of a site and/or app. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270608

Communication terminal

There is provided a communication terminal comprising: a readout unit which reads out, from a plurality of storage media each storing an identifier concerning a communication line, the identifiers; a communication unit which determines the communication lines based on the identifiers read out by the readout unit, and performs communication using the determined communication lines; a display unit; and a display control unit which displays, on the display unit, information corresponding to the identifiers, wherein the display control unit generates a plurality of display screens for displaying information corresponding to the plurality of communication lines determined based on the plurality of identifiers, and displays the plurality of display screens after dividing a display area of the display unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270583

Transmit power control techniques for wireless communication systems

Methods and systems of controlling transmit power in a multi-user wireless communication system is provided. A transmit power level for a transmitter is determined according to an algorithm based in communication theory, such as an iterative water-filling procedure, which takes into account an assumption of transmit behaviours of transmitters in the communication system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270461

Method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus

A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus according to a laser-induced thermal imaging (liti) method, the method including patterning a transfer layer arranged on a donor film; disposing the donor film on an acceptor substrate; laminating the donor film on the acceptor substrate; transferring the transfer layer of the donor film to the acceptor substrate; and removing the donor film from the acceptor substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270365

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

10/25/12 / #20120270200

Electronic flash card device and method of use thereof for passive learning

The electronic flash card device is an apparatus that allows a user to complete a learning objective without a conscious effort. A plurality of such apparatuses is positioned throughout the areas that the user occupies daily. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270198

Mechanical edge video application and learning system

The system and method of learning technical or scientific content in combination with a video game includes provision of a learning module, provision of a gaming module, execution of actions in each of the learning and gaming modules, and alternating, in response to one or more predetermined learning or gaming conditions, between the learning and gaming modules.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270164

Container candle, insert therefor and method of making

A container candle having improved burn performance and fragrance delivery is described. The container candle includes a container, a non-cylindrical insert with wick, and a fill material. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270161

Coanda gas burner apparatus and methods

A gas burner apparatus for discharging a mixture of fuel gas, air and flue gas into a furnace space of a furnace is provided. The burner tile includes at least one gas circulation port extending though the wall of the tile. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270159

Patterning process

A negative pattern is formed by applying a resist composition onto a substrate, baking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking (peb), and developing the exposed resist film in an organic solvent developer to selectively dissolve the unexposed region of resist film. The resist composition comprising a hydrogenated romp polymer comprising recurring units having an acid labile group-protected carboxyl group and recurring units having a lactone structure displays a high dissolution contrast in organic solvent development, and exhibits high dry etch resistance even when the acid labile group is deprotected through exposure and peb.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270127

Method for detecting the permeability state of the ion exchanger polymer membrane of a fuel cell

Procedure for detecting the permeability state of the polymeric ion-exchange membrane of a fuel cell stack, in which, as soon as the pressure difference in the anode and cathode circuits drops to a value below a threshold value ps, the pressure variation in said circuits for a predetermined time period tc is measured and the pressure difference in these circuits at the end of a predetermined time period, called the control pressure pc, is calculated and a warning is given when the control pressure pc is below a warning threshold pa.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270119

Method and device for simultaneous production of energy in the forms electricity, heat and hydrogen gas

A method and device for sustainable, simultaneous production of energy in the forms electricity, hydrogen gas and heat from a carbonaceous gas, the method having the following steps: 1. Continuously dividing a feed charge of carbonaceous gas into a first feed gas flow and a second feed gas flow, 2. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120270043

Adhesive composition and adhesive sheet for slide rail, and method for fixing slide rail

An adhesive composition for slide rail exhibits excellent workability in attaching a slide rail to a vehicle body and has a strong adhesive force after heating, the magnetic force of which can be lowered, which sustains the strong adhesive force after heating and then returning to room temperature so as to allow the firm fixation of the slide rail to the vehicle body, and which can lower the volume of the noise caused by opening/closing of a door. Specifically disclosed is an adhesive composition for slide rail which includes a hot-melt adhesive and a ferromagnetic substance, wherein the composition shows a density at 20° c. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269590

Precision turning tool

A precision turning tool has a rotatingly drivable tool body. A tool slide and corresponding compensating slide are displaceably mounted in the tool body. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269549

Image side tensioner for xerographic belt

A belt tensioning device for minimizing tension variations in a moveable endless belt configured to be mounted for rotation about rollers mounted to a frame of an image printing device. The belt tensioning device includes a tension roll forced into contact with the image retaining side of the endless belt by a tension exerting mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269436

Learning structured prediction models for interactive image labeling

A system and a method are provided for labeling images and for generating an annotation system. The labeling method includes providing a graphical structure, such as a tree structure, which graphically represents predictive correlations between labels in a set of labels. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269426

Feature selection method and apparatus, and pattern discrimination method and apparatus

A feature selection apparatus, which selects features to be used to discriminate an object by a discriminator using learning data including the object, extracts a plurality of partial data from the learning data, and obtains discrimination values obtained by controlling the discriminator to process the plurality of extracted partial data as features of the plurality of partial data. The feature selection apparatus evaluates the obtained features based on discrimination degrees on a discrimination space defined by the discriminator, and selects features to be used to discriminate the object from a plurality of features obtained in association with the plurality of partial data based on an evaluation result.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269420

Image processing and machine learning for diagnostic analysis of microcirculation

Automated quantitative analysis of microcirculation, such as density of blood vessels and red blood cell velocity, is implemented using image processing and machine learning techniques. Detection and quantification of the microvasculature is determined from images obtained through intravital microscopy. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269399

Above-water monitoring of swimming pools

An above-water system provides automatic alerting for possible drowning victims in swimming pools or the like. One or more electro-optical sensors are placed above the pool surface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269389

Information processing apparatus, method of controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus comprising: an obtaining unit configured to obtain image data; a detection unit configured to detect an object from the image data; an attribute determination unit configured to determine an attribute indicating a characteristic of the object detected by the detection unit; a registration unit configured to register the image data in at least one of a plurality of dictionaries based on the attribute determined by the attribute determination unit; and an adding unit configured to add, when the image data is registered in not less than two dictionaries, link information concerning the image data registered in the other dictionary to the image data registered in one dictionary.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269218

Stabilization of green bodies via sacrificial gelling agent during electrophoretic deposition

In one embodiment, a method for electrophoretic deposition of a three-dimensionally patterned green body includes suspending a first material in a gelling agent above a patterned electrode of an electrophoretic deposition (epd) chamber, and gelling the suspension while applying a first electric field to the suspension to cause desired patterning of the first material in a resulting gelation. In another embodiment, a ceramic, metal, or cermet includes a plurality of layers, wherein each layer includes a gradient in composition, microstructure, and/or density in an x-y plane oriented parallel to a plane of deposition of the plurality of layers along a predetermined distance in a z-direction perpendicular to the plane of deposition.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269126

Method for controlling wireless router and wireless router

A method for controlling a wireless router and a wireless router includes: detecting whether the wireless router has a connection with a terminal; and if the wireless router has no connection with any terminal, turning off the wireless router. By using the method for controlling a wireless router and the wireless router provided in embodiments of the present invention, whether the wireless router has a connection with a terminal may be detected; and the wireless router is turned off when the wireless router has no connection with any terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120269118

Warning message transmission method and apparatus

The present invention provides a warning message transmission method and apparatus after the warning message transmission procedure is completed. The method comprises: after sending a write-replace warning request message to an enb and receiving a write-replace warning response message corresponding to the write-replace warning request message and returned by the enb, a mobility management entity (mme) determining areas where warning broadcast fails based on the write-replace warning response message corresponding to the write-replace warning request message and returned by the enb, and then controlling the enb to resend a warning message to the areas where warning broadcast fails. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268957

Reflow solderable, surface mount optic mounting

Reflow solderable, surface mount led optic mounting devices are provided. Embodiments that include turnings (e.g., made on a swiss turning machine) and stampings (e.g., made with a progressive die) are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268725

Lithography system for processing a target, such as a wafer, and a method for operating a lithography system for processing a target, such as a wafer

The invention relates to a lithography system for processing a target, such as a wafer. The lithography system comprises a beam source arranged for providing a patterning beam, a final projection system arranged for projecting a pattern on the target surface, a chuck arranged for supporting the target and a mark position system connected to the final projection system and arranged for detecting a position mark on a surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268724

Lithography system for processing a target, such as a wafer, a method for operating a lithography system for processing a target, such as a wafer and a substrate for use in such a lithography system

The invention relates to a lithography system for processing a target, such as a wafer and a substrate for use in such a lithography system. The lithography system comprises a beam source arranged for providing a patterning beam, a final projection system arranged for projecting a pattern on the target surface, a chuck arranged for supporting the target and a mark position system arranged for detecting a position mark on a surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268665

Vehicle with flexible display

A vehicle has self-contained, stand-alone flexible displays in a wide variety of locations and serving a wide variety or purposes, such as entertainment, safety warnings, operating instructions, maps, vehicle information, etc. The displays may be positioned on a vehicle interior component having a contoured surface profile, or may be movable from a generally concealed storage position to an extended position. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268623

Image data processing method by reducing image noise, and camera integrating means for implementing said method

The invention concerns image data processing, through noise reduction comprising the following steps: associating a learning zone (za) with a reference point (pref) of the image (im); for each variable point (pc, pc′) of the learning zone, evaluating a distance (d,d′,) between: values of points in a first window (f1) of the image, centered on the reference point, and values of points in a second window (f2, f2,), of similar format as the format of the first window and centered on the variable point; repeating said distance calculation for all the points of the learning zone as successive variable points and estimating an average value to assign to the reference point, said average being weighted on the basis of the distances evaluated for each variable point.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268600

Methods for notifying a driver of a motor vehicle about a danger spot and driver assistance systems using such methods

A method and a driver assistance system for notifying the driver of a motor vehicle about a danger spot are provided. In an embodiment, the method includes providing informational data about the danger spot from a data storage device, providing current image data using a camera, and analyzing a current danger situation by comparing the current image data with the informational data using a central processing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268555

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device that images an object image through an optical system; an image signal processing section having a function of combining a plurality of imaged images into a combined image piece, the imaged images being obtained while the imaging apparatus is swept; a position sensor capable of obtaining position information of the imaging apparatus; and a controller that processes information of the position sensor, wherein the controller sends a notification of an appropriate value of a sweeping angular velocity based on the detection information of the position sensor and outputs a warning signal when the sweeping angular velocity exceeds an appropriate range.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268439

Display device

A plurality of sensor pixel circuits are disclosed, each including one photodiode, one accumulation node accumulating charge corresponding to an amount of light, a read transistor having a control terminal connected to the accumulation node, and transistors turning on or off in accordance with a clock signal, and switching a path for a current flowing through the photodiode are arranged in a pixel region. In accordance with the clock signal, when a backlight is turned on, a current flows out of the accumulation node, and a potential at the accumulation node drops. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268296

Input device and input / output device

In an input device that has a switch unit (3) including plural temporary input switches (1) and plural actual input switches (2), a detection information generating unit (4) detecting the on state or the off state of each temporary input switch and each actual input switch of the switch unit, combining detected information (7), and generating combined detection information (8), a storage unit (5) storing data (9) corresponding to each combined detection information, and an input determining unit (6) acquiring the combined detection information from the detection information generating unit, associating the acquired combined detection information with data stored in the storage unit, and determining data to be input, and concludes the combination of the detection information only when the detection information generating unit detects the on state of any actual input switch and detects simultaneous turning-off of all of the actual input switches, the number of each of the temporary input switches and the actual input switches of the switch unit is equalized and the temporary input switches and the actual input switches are disposed so as to be symmetric with respect to a line.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268267

Security system and method using mobile-telephone technology

Disclosed is a security and alarm system. When sensors detect something of note, they alert a master unit which in turn captures pertinent information (e.g., an image or sound) and sends the alert and the captured information. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268266

Warning light system for emergency vehicles

A vehicle-mounted warning light system comprises a housing containing a central light surrounded by several sets of outer lights. A controller is programmed to light the central first, and then each set of outer lights in sequence, while at the same time increasing the intensity of the lights, so that the system appears to an observer to be a single light that is getting bigger and brighter. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268262

Warning system with heads up display

A warning system for a motor vehicle includes a head up display. The warning system detects a remote vehicle that presents a potential hazard to a host vehicle, determines if the remote vehicle is visible to the driver and displays an image onto a combiner of the heads up display corresponding to a current location of the remote vehicle or a future location where the remote vehicle will appear on the combiner. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268197

Pad controlling apparatus

Disclosed herein is a pad controlling apparatus controlling current and voltage applied to a pad, the pad controlling apparatus including: a voltage drop unit dropping the voltage applied to the pad; a switching unit connected in parallel with the voltage drop unit; and a control unit comparing a level of the dropped voltage and first reference voltage with each other and turning on the switching unit on when the level of the dropped voltage is larger than the first reference voltage. According to the present invention, even though interrupt occurs from the outside, a chip may be normally operated.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268108

Current sensor operating in accordance with the principle of compensation

An exemplary current sensor operating in accordance with the principle of compensation includes a primary winding creating a magnetic field based on a current to be measured, a secondary winding generating a magnetic field compensating the primary winding based on a compensation current. The current sensor also includes a magnetic core, a terminating resistor connected in series to the secondary winding, and sensor means. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268090

Switching power supply device

A switching power supply device of the present invention switches an application of a voltage to a coil. The switching power supply device includes: a switching element that (i) has a normally-on type first switching element and a normally-off type second switching element which are cascode-connected to each other at and (ii) switches the application of the voltage to the coil; and a control circuit that (i) detects a voltage at a cascode connecting point and (ii) controls turning-on of the switching element in accordance with the detected voltage.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120268068

Battery control apparatus and method

A battery control apparatus includes an emergency charging unit including an external charging terminal for applying power to a main battery pack, a first voltage measurement unit for measuring the voltage of the external charging terminal, and an emergency charging switch for switching the connection between the external charging terminal and the main battery pack; an auxiliary battery connection unit including an auxiliary battery connection terminal for applying power to the vehicle through a contactor, a second voltage measurement unit for measuring the voltage of the auxiliary battery connection terminal, and an auxiliary battery switch for switching the connection between the auxiliary battery connection terminal and the contactor; and an emergency control unit for switching to an emergency charging mode or an auxiliary connection mode by turning on the emergency charging switch or the auxiliary battery switch during the voltage measurement of the first or second voltage measurement unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267936

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat that may assure stiffness of a seatback and that may realize a reduction in weight. In the present rear seat for a vehicle, a substantially x-shaped x-rib (24) is joined to a panel frame (22) of a rear seatback. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267894

Wave current plant and method thereof

A water current power plant (10) for placement under water is described, comprising several sails or wings (12) that are fastened to a rotary endless chain (14) running between opposite facing, respective turning discs (24), with the endless chain (14) being forced round by thrust of the wings (12) under the influence of the surrounding water, and, at least, one generator (60) for the generation of electric energy that is connected with the endless chain (14). The turning discs (24) are mounted in respective frames (16, 18) that can be anchored, and the endless chain (14) runs freely between the frames (16, 18) and round the turning discs (24) and a drive gear (28) is connected to, at least, one of the turning discs and is connected to a universal coupling (50), with said generator (60) being connected to the universal coupling (50).. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267847

Image forming apparatus

A control portion controls a skew feed correcting portion so that a first skew feed correcting operation for correcting skew feed of a sheet while turning the sheet based on one edge of the sheet crossing a sheet conveying direction is performed in a case where a first alignment operation based on a position of one edge of the sheet is performed when a sheet processing portion processes the sheet. Further, the control portion controls the skew feed correcting portion so that a second skew feed correcting operation for correcting the skew feed of the sheet based on a side edge of the sheet parallel to the sheet conveying direction is performed in a case where a second alignment operation based on a position of the side edge of the sheet is performed when the sheet processing portion processes the sheet.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267843

Recording medium overturning device and recording medium processing apparatus using the same

The present invention provides a recording medium turnover device and a recording medium processing apparatus using the same. The recording medium turnover device comprises: a passage assembly, configured to form a first passage (3), one end of which is connected with a recording medium inlet (1) and the other end of which is connected with a recording medium outlet (2); a turnover mechanism (4), which is located on one side of the passage assembly and comprises a first plate (41) being located below the outlet and extending away from the outlet and a second plate (42) swingably arranged between the outlet and the inlet and forming a recording medium containing space with the first plate; conveying rollers (411, 424), configured to convey the recording medium; and a guide plate (5), which is controlled to guide the recording medium to enter the first passage or the recording medium containing space of the turnover mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267842

Control apparatus for controlling stapling and image forming apparatus for controlling stapling

A control apparatus that controls a stapling unit configured to staple sheets includes a control unit configured to determine a turning-over direction of sheets to be stapled by the stapling unit and to determine a maximum number of staplable sheets according to the determined turning-over direction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267729

Self-sealed fluidic channels for nanopore array

A method of forming a nanopore array includes patterning a front layer of a substrate to form front trenches, the substrate including a buried layer disposed between the front layer and a back layer; depositing a membrane layer over the patterned front layer and in the front trenches; patterning the back layer and the buried layer to form back trenches, the back trenches being aligned with the front trenches; forming a plurality of nanopores through the membrane layer; depositing a sacrificial material in the front trenches and the back trenches; depositing front and back insulating layers over the sacrificial material; and heating the sacrificial material to a decomposition temperature of the sacrificial material to remove the sacrificial material and form pairs of front and back channels, wherein the front channel of each channel pair is connected to the back channel of its respective channel pair by an individual nanopore.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267728

Dummy structures and methods

A semiconductor device and a method of making a semiconductor device are disclosed. The method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises forming a material layer on a substrate, patterning a first semi-global region with a first main pattern and patterning a second semi-global region with a second main pattern, wherein the first main pattern is different than the second main pattern. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267257

Method for water sanitisation

The present invention provides a method for sanitising water in a swimming pool or the like, which method uses sources of ionic chlorine at significantly lower levels than conventional systems. The method comprises the steps of (i) forming, in the swimming pool water, an electrolyte solution containing from 500 ppm to 9000 ppm of a soluble magnesium halide salt, (ii) treating the electrolyte solution in an electrolytic halogenation cell to form an aqueous solution of hypohalous acid, and (iii) returning the water so treated back to the swimming pool. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267220

Warning device and cabinet using same

A warning device includes a main body, a touching switch, and a pressure element. The main body includes a first and a second end surfaces opposite to each other, and defines a receiving room penetrating through the first and second end surfaces. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267176

Steering and ground speed control mechanism of a dual-path hydrostatic drive arrangement

A dual-path hydrostatic drive arrangement for driving ground wheels at the opposite sides of the front of a self-propelled windrower is controlled for effecting steering and ground speed changes by a control mechanism including a gear train defined by a steering input gear and idler gear and steering output gears carried by a gear support member mounted for pivoting about a fixed axis of rotation of the input gear. The output gear is coupled for transmitting movement to first and second pump displacement control rods and steering is effected by turning a steering wheel which is coupled for rotating the input gear so as to impart rotation to the output gear which rotates so as to cause the control rods to move different amounts or in different directions. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267175

Three-wheel pedal-style wheelchair

A three-wheel pedal-style wheelchair which includes a roller at a side, close to the ground, of the wheelchair, wherein the roller prevents the wheelchair from turning over, a steering wheel arranged at a side of the wheelchair, and two front wheels respectively arranged at two opposite sides of the wheelchair, wherein the two front wheels comprises a driving wheel led to rotate forward or backward by a user stepping and a loose wheel, wherein when the wheelchair turns to a direction in a small radius, the steering wheel is considerably rotated to a direction and the driving wheel is rotated forward, wherein when the wheelchair turns to another direction, the steering wheel is considerably rotated to a direction and the driving wheel is rotated backward. Accordingly, the wheelchair is easily controlled to have a small turn, like whirling in one spot, to move and to turn safely.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267151

Metal microparticle dispersion, process for production of electrically conductive substrate, and electrically conductive substrate

Provided is a metal microparticle dispersion comprising metal microparticles, a polymeric dispersant and a dispersion medium, wherein an average primary particle diameter of the metal microparticles is 0.001 to 0.5 μm; the polymeric dispersant has a polyester skeleton in at least one of a principal chain and a side chain thereof; the above polyester skeleton has at least one of a constitutional unit derived from valerolactone and a constitutional unit derived from caprolactone, and a sum of the numbers of the above constitutional units is 10 or more in terms of an average value, or the polymeric dispersant has a polyether skeleton in at least one of a principal chain and a side chain thereof; and a content of the above polymeric dispersant is 0.1 to 100 parts by mass based on a content of 100 parts by mass of the metal microparticles. Further, provided is a production process for an electrically conductive substrate, comprising printing a coating solution containing the above metal microparticle dispersion in a pattern-like form to form a printed layer and subjecting the above printed layer to burning treatment to form a pattern-like metal microparticle sintered film, and an electrically conductive substrate produced by the above production process is provided as well.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267066

Heat pipe, heat pipe system, and related method for long distance

A heat pipe system and related method are disclosed for transporting vapor over long distances through the use of a heat pipe having no return pipe for return of the liquid condensate as traditionally associated with conventional heat pipes. The present subject matter also relates to a method involving the use of a working liquid vapor for the delivery of heat; an evaporator for the absorption of heat; an insulated partial vacuum-state conduit for delivery of the same to a condenser located a distance away, at which location the heat is utilized and the heat-laden vapor, condensed—without involving the use of a return pipe characteristic of conventional systems for the purpose of returning the working liquid condensate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120267003

Automotive service equipment and method for brake fluid exchange with wireless brake bleeding system

Automotive service equipment for brake fluid exchange includes a central unit having a controller for operating the equipment and a communication module for wirelessly communicating with each of a plurality of remote bleed modules to control bleeding brake fluid from respective brake bleeders of a vehicle connected to the modules. The brake fluid from the brake bleeders is stored in containers in the modules for later removal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120266773

Multiple purpose tandem nested projectile

A multiple-purpose projectile assembly includes an anti-personnel projectile, an armor-penetrating projectile, a propellant, a base bleed gas, and a primer. The anti-personnel projectile includes a cavity having a scored surface and is made out of a soft metal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120266763

System and method for controlling bale forming and wrapping operations

A system and method for controlling bale forming operations is disclosed. The system and method includes a monitoring system for visually imaging a portion of a bale and providing a warning to an operator if the bale is wrapped or shaped incorrectly.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120266760

Outdoor grill with integrated griddle

Disclosed is a grill including a firebox having a burning chamber and an open upper end, a first horizontal cooking surface disposed over the burning chamber, a domed lid resting atop the burning chamber and enclosing the first horizontal cooking surface and having an opening through a top side thereof, and a panel resting atop the opening in either a first position in which the panel is a lid portion to close the opening, or a second position in which the panel serves as a second horizontal cooking surface disposed above the first horizontal cooking surface and exposed to the burning chamber through the opening.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120266615

Adaptable evaporator defrost logic

Adaptable evaporator defrost logic is employed in a refrigeration system to detect a build-up of ice on the evaporator. In response to the detected build-up of ice, a defrost operation is initiated that includes decreasing the speed of the compressor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/25/12 / #20120266460

Method of manufacturing inertial sensor

Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing an inertial sensor. The method of manufacturing an inertial sensor 100 includes (a) applying a polymer 120 to a base substrate 110, (b) patterning the polymer 120 so as to form an opening part 125 in the polymer 120, (c) completing a cap 130 by forming a cavity 115 on the base substrate 110 exposed fro the opening part 125 through an etching process in a thickness direction, and (d) bonding the cap 130 to a device substrate 140 by using a polymer 120, whereby the polymer 120 is applied to the base substrate 110 in a constant thickness d3, such that the cap 130 may be easily bonded to the device substrate 140 by using the polymer 120.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120266186

Providing inter-platform application launch in context

A method for providing inter-platform application launch comprises receiving a query from a first application, the query comprising one or more attributes of a resource; comparing the one or more resource attributes to a central registry, the central registry comprising a plurality of application launch points, the central registry being accessible from a plurality of different applications on a plurality of different platforms; identifying one or more application launch points that match the query; and returning a launch instruction for each of the one or more matching application launch points.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265867

Dynamic asset marshalling within an incident communications network

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for establishing incident communications networks. In an embodiment, the system includes an incident controller, a communications resource database that stores communications resources information and a marshalling rules module that stores a set of marshalling rules. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265843

Variable content based on relationship to content creator

Method, system, and computer program product are provided for enabling a content creator who is not an owner of a content site to provide variable content to content consumers. The method includes: defining content consumers by their relationship to a content creator; receiving a request for a content item from a content consumer; determining the relationship of the content consumer to the content creator; and returning a version of the content item for the determined relationship. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265780

On-demand generation of correlated collections of mashable data from distributed, non-homogeneous data sources

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the on-demand generation of correlated collections of mashable data from distributed, heterogeneous data sources. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for on-demand generation of correlated collections of mashable data from distributed, heterogeneous data sources is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265750

Ad hoc geospatial directory of users in a distributed and decentralized system based on optimizing symbol manipulation language-based executable application

In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving from a user interface, by a computing device, a request for execution of at least one lambda function in an operation of a geospatial application, the geospatial application having lambda functions for operating on one or more entities of an ad hoc geospatial directory accessible by the computing device, the lambda functions having strongly typed definitions according to a prescribed symbol manipulation language that is a non-turing complete language, that does not permit partial functions, and that is independent of any attribute of any computing system; optimizing execution by the computing device of the operation on the ad hoc geospatial directory; and the computing device returning to the user interface a response to the request based on the optimizing execution of the operation, the response including a data structure including at least one of the lambda functions for a corresponding at least one of generating a query of the ad hoc geospatial directory, modifying a state of at least a first of the entities, or accessing the first of the entities.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265719

Electronic learning synapse with spike-timing dependent plasticity using memory-switching elements

A system, method and computer program product produce spike-dependent plasticity in an artificial synapse. A method includes: an electronic device generating a pre-synaptic pulse that occurs a predetermined period of time after receiving a pre-synaptic spike at a first input. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265717

Learning situations via pattern matching

Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for machine learning of situations via pattern matching or recognition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265716

Machine learning of known or unknown motion states with sensor fusion

Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for machine learning of known or unknown motion states with sensor fusion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265710

Method and system to evaluate and trade a liability for an uncertain tax position

Method and system to provide an exchange to enable trading of liability for uncertain tax positions between a taxpayer and a counterparty. The exchange provides risk assessments and operates as a market maker to consummate bids and acceptance thereof over a network. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265659

Loan reporting associated with real estate

Aspects described herein provide techniques for providing information on real estate loans. First user input indicating a request for identifying at least one exception for data elements associated with at least one real estate loan may be received. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265653

Secure, differentiated reading of sensors and rfid tags

Secure access to inventory data concerning a supplier's product located at a seller's premises is provided by tagging units of product with a supplier identifier and a product identifier. The identifiers may be embedded in rfid tags or epc labels. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265596

System and method for intelligent social commerce

The invention synthesizes social networking, electronic commerce (including performance based advertisement and electronic payment) and mobile internet device. The synthesized social commerce further dynamically integrates stored information, real time information, information/data/image(s) from an object/array of objects and a unified algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265531

Speech based learning/training system using semantic decoding

An intelligent query system for processing voiced-based queries is disclosed, which uses semantic based processing to identify the question posed by the user by understanding the meaning of the users utterance. Based on identifying the meaning of the utterance, the system selects a single answer that best matches the user's query. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265521

Methods and systems relating to information extraction

The invention relates to information extraction systems having discriminative models which utilize hierarchical cluster trees and active learning to enhance training.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265486

Method for ascertaining and monitoring fill level of a medium in a container with a travel time measuring method

A method for ascertaining and monitoring fill level of a medium in a container by means of a field device with a travel time measuring method, wherein, in a learning phase, application- and device referenced test signals and response signals expected from a fill level upper surface are determined and, therefrom, application- and device referenced comparison signals are ascertained, wherein, in an operational phase, test signals are transmitted toward the medium and application- and device referenced, response signals are received, as well as, by means of a comparison algorithm, the comparison signals are compared with the response signals and a value for an agreement probability is ascertained, and wherein, upon exceeding the ascertained value of the agreement probability above a predetermined limit value, the fill level is ascertained and outputted as a measured value and/or, in the case of subceeding, or falling beneath, the predetermined limit value, a new test signal is transmitted for renewed ascertaining of a response signal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265262

System and apparatus for early detection, prevention, containment or abatement of spread abnormal brain activity

A method, comprising detecting an epileptic event in a neural network, wherein the event occurs in a first node; identifying a second node; and applying a therapy to the second node or any connection. A method, comprising determining a first body index indicative of epileptic activity; monitoring a second body index; detecting an indication of activity spread, based upon at least the second body index; and taking a responsive action, such as delivering therapy, modifying therapy, logging the indication, or warning. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120265069

Acoustic transducer for pulse-echo monitoring and control of thermally ablative lesioning in layered and nonlayered tissues, catheter contact monitoring, tissue thickness measurement and pre-pop warning

An ablation catheter with acoustic monitoring comprises an elongated catheter body; a distal member disposed adjacent a distal end and including an ablation element to ablate a biological member at a target region outside the catheter body; and one or more acoustic transducers each configured to direct an acoustic beam toward a respective target ablation region and receive reflection echoes therefrom. The distal member includes a transducer housing in which the acoustic transducers are disposed, the transducer housing including at least one transducer window which is the only portion in the distal member through which the acoustic beam passes, at least the at least one transducer window portion of the distal member being made of a material comprising at least 50% carbon by volume, the transducer window material having an acoustic impedance between that of the acoustic transducers and that of the biological member.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264519

Center device

To provide a center device for accommodating a variety of situations which may occur when a home-use game machine, or the like, is used, in which a plurality of users use their own controller devices such as an input device. A center device communicates with a plurality of devices in either a wired or radio manner, receives an instruction operation from a user of each device, and carries out a process based on the instruction operation, the plurality of devices each having unique identifier, including: a unit that obtains an identifier of a device; a unit that provides information concerning the device, the identifier of the device is not associated with the identifier of the user; and a unit that associates the identifier of the device selected by the user, the identifier of the user is already associated with the identifier of another device, with the identifier of the user.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264406

Obstacle warning system and method

The system and method also comprise a distributed architecture where detection of the approaching obstacle is accomplished external to the mobile device. For example, a detection module in an automobile or airplane can be used to detect approaching obstacles.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264393

Flood data collection and warning mechanism

Techniques for automatically providing flood warnings to individuals are provided. The techniques include receiving a message regarding a water level observed in connection with a totem display at a geographic area, using the message and one or more items of available data to generate a flood level prediction for the geographic area, and sending a flood warning to one or more registered individuals if the flood level prediction for the geographic area exceeds a predetermined threshold.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264281

Method of fabricating a plurality of gate structures

The invention relates to integrated circuit fabrication, and more particularly to a semiconductor device with a plurality of gate structures. An exemplary method of fabricating the plurality of gate structures comprises providing a silicon substrate; depositing a dummy oxide layer over the substrate; depositing a dummy gate electrode layer over the dummy oxide layer; patterning the layers to define a plurality of dummy gates; forming nitrogen-containing sidewall spacers on the plurality of dummy gates; forming an interlayer dielectric layer between the nitrogen-containing sidewall spacers; selectively depositing a hard mask layer on the interlayer dielectric layer by an atomic layer deposition (ald) process; removing the dummy gate electrode layer; removing the dummy oxide layer; depositing a gate dielectric; and depositing a gate electrode.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264099

System and method for network-based tutoring

A computer-based online interactive educational system and method are described herein, wherein the system comprises a first and second network-connected computers for providing access to the system for a student and a tutor, a database server for storing data pertaining to the student and tutor, a system software, a multi-video web-based interlace and a plurality of communication tools to facilitate instant discussion between the student and tutor over a specific learning subject.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264095

Emotion abreaction device and using method of emotion abreaction device

An emotion abreaction device including a body, a control unit, a man machine interacting module and an emotion abreaction unit is provided. The control unit, the man machine interacting module and the emotion abreaction unit are disposed in the body. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264070

Burner system and a method for increasing the efficiency of a heat exchanger

The present invention is a burner system that allows ‘quasi continuous burning’ of fluids at very high temperatures by using controlled continuous pulsing explosions or detonations instead of continuous flow and thus creating pulsing pressure waves that can be easily utilised for increasing heat exchanger efficiency. After initiation the explosions or detonations are maintained by use of infrared radiation. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264058

Resist composition for negative development and method of forming resist pattern

A resist composition for negative development including a base component (a) which exhibits decreased solubility in an organic solvent under the action of acid and an acid generator component (b) which generates acid upon exposure; and the resist composition used in a method of forming a resist pattern which includes: forming a resist film on a substrate using the resist composition; conducting exposure of the resist film; and patterning the resist film by negative development using a developing solution containing the organic solvent to form a resist pattern, wherein the acid generator component (b) contains an acid generator (b1) that generates an acid having a log p value of 2.7 or less and also a pka value of at least −3.5.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264057

Patterning process and photoresist with a photodegradable base

A resist material and methods using the resist material are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes forming a resist layer over a substrate, wherein the resist layer includes a polymer, a photoacid generator, an electron acceptor, and a photodegradable base; performing an exposure process that exposes portions of the resist layer with radiation, wherein the photodegradable base is depleted in the exposed portions of the resist layer during the exposure process; and performing an developing process on the resist layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120264042

Method of preparing carrier for electrophotography

Burning the coating material with a high-frequency induction heater, wherein the core material has a saturated magnetization of from 40 to 95 am2/kg.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120263376

Supervised and semi-supervised online boosting algorithm in machine learning framework

A method for classification of samples comprising providing a trained statistical model based upon a set of initial samples. Receiving a set of first samples and training a first statistical model base upon the first set of samples, where the first statistical model is of the same class as the trained statistical model. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120263368

Medical image processing apparatus

According to one embodiment, storage unit stores three-dimensional function image data concerning a function index of the heart. The extraction unit extracts a myocardial region from the three-dimensional function image data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120263291

Adaptive, self-learning optimization module for rule-based customer interaction systems

A call center system optimizing rules enforced over interactions with customers, including: an infrastructure including a module for handling interactions with customers, and hardware for at least maintaining the communication with said customers; management rules comprising one or more rule parameters, enforcing interaction behavior during all interactions with customers; and an adaptive, self learning module, for: monitoring interactions with customers; upon completion of each interaction, recording a corresponding set of full interaction details, which includes rule parameters that were enforced during said interaction, and those additional interaction parameters that are specific to that interaction; and using an adaptive engine, periodically analyzing said sets of recorded full interaction details, and producing one or more modified rules having modified rule, parameters, and enforcing said modified rules over future interactions with customers.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120263193

Transmission system, transmitting device, receiving device, transmission method, and computer program

Disclosed is a transmission system, having a transmitting device and a receiving device, which divides a series of data streams into a plurality of unit data and transmitting the unit data. The transmitting device and receiving devices include synchronization units outputting mutually synchronized clock signals. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120263183

Method and apparatus for self-learning of vpns from combinations of unidirectional tunnels in mpls/vpn networks

In one embodiment, a data packet is received at a network device. A layer-2 identification (l2id) value is identified for the received data packet based on a destination address and a label stack of the received data packet. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120263122

Method and system for transmitting multicarrier-supported capability of user equipment

The present disclosure provides a method for transmitting multicarrier-supported capability of ue. When the ue supports multicarrier, the ue sends a message carrying multicarrier-supported capability of the ue to an rnc; the rnc parses the message from the ue and obtains the multicarrier-supported capability of the ue. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262933

Storage compartment and warning lighting for a vehicle

A convenience light for the rear storage area of a motor vehicle also serves as a breakdown warning light. A light source on an underside of the storage compartment lid is a warning light visible from behind the when the compartment lid is open. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262685

Double euv illumination uniformity correction system and method

A lithographic apparatus includes a uniformity correction system located at a plane and configured to receive a substantially constant pupil when illuminated with the beam of radiation. The uniformity correction system includes fingers that move into and out of intersection with a beam so as to correct an intensity of respective portions of the radiation beam. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262450

Image display apparatus and image display method

An image display apparatus according to the present invention can display an image optimally even if a 3d image and a 2d image are mixed after rotational editing. The image display apparatus displays a 3d image by performing image processing corresponding to rotation information, determines whether rotation information exists, and determines whether an image is rotated from a state of an angle at which stereoscopic display is performed if the rotation information exists. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262441

Display device

A display device includes a driving circuit that applies an active potential which is a potential for turning on pixel transistors sequentially to a plurality of output signal lines, wherein the driving circuit includes a main driving circuit that outputs the active potential to one end of the output signal line of the plurality of output signal lines by applying a clock signal caused by a input of the active potential output from the upper output signal line, and an auxiliary driving circuit that has an auxiliary transistor which is a transistor where the other end of the output signal line is connected to a signal line for the clock signal via the source or the drain. Thereby, output waveform distortion in the scanning signal line can be improved and thus display quality can be enhanced.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262306

Systems and methods of improving or increasing information concerning, particularly, runway conditions available to pilots of landing aircraft

Addressed are systems and methods for providing to pilots of landing aircraft real-time (or near real-time) information concerning runway conditions and aircraft-stopping performance to be encountered upon landing. The systems and methods contemplate using more objective data than utilized at present and providing the information in automated manner. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262284

Method and system for warning a driver of a vehicle about potential obstacles behind the vehicle

A method and system produce a warning signal to warn a driver of a vehicle about a potential obstacle crossing behind the vehicle, for example as the vehicle is backing out of a parking space. The system and method use a sensor to detect, monitor and track the position and velocity of a potential obstacle relative to the subject vehicle, in a detection space behind and to the sides of the vehicle, preferably to predict the probability that the trajectory of the potential obstacle will intersect with the trajectory of the subject vehicle at a critical time.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262277

Device and system for providing current information for a geographic point of interest

A computer-based system manages and communicates the identity, attributes, and current state of a geographic point of interest. The system includes a beacon device and a distributed data network. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262249

Broadband directional coupler

The broadband directional coupler is used for measuring the power of a forward and/or a returning high-frequency signal on a line. For this purpose, the broadband directional coupler provides a voltage splitter which is connected to an inner conductor (1) of the line. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120262103

Softstarter for controlling an asynchronous three-phase motor

A softstarter for starting and stopping an asynchronous motor having three phases, including two pairs of semiconductor devices of the type turning off at zero-crossing of the current therethrough, wherein each of the two pairs of semiconductor devices is connected in anti-parallel, and the first pair of the semiconductor devices is adapted to control the voltage of one of the phases of the motor and the second pair of the semiconductor devices being adapted to control the voltage of another of the phases of the motor, a dc reducing unit associated with the two pairs of semiconductor devices, a first voltage measuring unit for measuring voltages across the two pairs of semiconductor devices, and a first zero-crossing detecting unit configured for detecting zero-crossings of the measured voltages across the two pairs of semiconductor devices and providing zero-crossing signals to the dc reducing unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120261765

High-k metal gate electrode structures formed by separate removal of placeholder materials using a masking regime prior to gate patterning

In a replacement gate approach in sophisticated semiconductor devices, the placeholder material of gate electrode structures of different type are separately removed. Furthermore, electrode metal may be selectively formed in the resulting gate opening, thereby providing superior process conditions in adjusting a respective work function of gate electrode structures of different type. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120261629

Vertical lift mechanism for use in confined spaces

A compact lift apparatus for use in confined spaces to raise and lower an object is described. The apparatus includes first and second drag chains with upper object mourning ends that are moveable along paths having adjacent vertical inner sections with lower ends and chain storage sections extending outwardly from the lower ends of the lower sections, the chain storage sections extending outwardly in opposite directions; spaced parallel plates on opposite sides of the chains, the plates including inner faces that together define drag chain raceways forming the paths; and drive means simultaneously conveying the drag chains along the paths between the lowered and raised positions to raise and lower the mounting ends, the drive means including first and second rotatable sprockets having teeth engaging the chain lengths and a drive means to rotate at least one of the sprockets.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120261146

Lift assist wheel assembly

A wheel attachment assembly (10) mountable to an agricultural implement (22) that is drawn by a vehicle having front steering wheels and, the assembly including: at least one ground engaging wheel (14, 14′); a lift actuator (34, 34″) for lifting the implement with respect to the wheel a mounting arrangement for mounting the assembly to the rear of the implement; and a steering mechanism (60) for steering the wheel, wherein the steering mechanism is controllable such that the at least one wheel is steered in cooperation with the vehicle front wheels when the vehicle is turning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120261065

Fabricating method of liquid crystal display device

A method of fabricating an lcd device is discussed. The method according to an embodiment includes combining a first substrate having thin film transistors with a second substrate having black matrices and color filters using a sealant. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120261040

Gas-generating agent composition

There is provided a gas-generating agent composition having a very small pressure exponent and an extremely low pressure dependence of the burning rate. The gas-generating agent composition of the present invention contains a nitrogen-containing organic compound as a fuel and ammonium nitrate as an oxidizing agent, wherein the ratio of the nitrogen-containing organic compound to the ammonium nitrate (the former/the latter: weight ratio) is 35/65 or less. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260886

Internally cooled high compression lean-burning internal combustion engine

An internally cooled internal combustion piston engine and method of operating a piston engine is provided, with the combination of liquid water injection, higher compression ratios than conventional engines, and leaner air fuel mixtures than conventional engines. The effective compression ratio of the engines herein is greater than 13:1. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260771

Homogenization of martensitic stainless steel after remelting under a layer of slag

A method of fabricating a stainless martensitic steel includes a step of electroslag remelting of an ingot of the steel then a step of cooling the ingot. Before the skin temperature of the ingot falls below the martensitic transformation temperature ms of the steel, the ingot from electroslag remelting is placed in a furnace with an initial temperature t0 that is then higher than the pearlitic transformation completion temperature on cooling, ar1, of the steel, the ingot undergoing a homogenization treatment in the furnace for at least a holding time t after which the temperature of the coldest point of the ingot has reached a homogenization temperature t, the holding time t being equal to at least one hour, with the homogenization temperature t being in the range approximately 900° c. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260762

Operation input device

An operation input device includes: an operation body having a handle portion, the operation body tilting when the user tilts the operation axis line of the handle portion, and the operation body turning when the user turns the handle portion around the rotation axis line; a stopping portion that abuts on and stops the operation body so as to limit a tilting range of the operation body; a first concavo-convex portion disposed on the operation body; and a second concavo-convex portion. The second concavo-convex portion is disposed at a position corresponding to the first concavo-convex portion of the operation body when the stopping portion stops a tilting motion of the operation body. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260759

Vehicle control systems and methods

Systems for controlling the speed and direction of vehicles such as tractors, including vehicles that have low to zero turning radius capability. Systems include steering and speed coordination systems that control the direction and speed of rotation of vehicle drive units.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260687

Centrifuge

A centrifuge including: a rotor configured to be driven by a motor and to hold a sample, a centrifuge inverter, a chamber accommodating the rotor, a temperature sensor configured to detect the temperature of the chamber, a cooling machine configured to cool the chamber and including a compressor, a compressor inverter, a compressor motor configured to be controlled in a variable speed and a control device, wherein the control device carries out a feedback control of the compressor motor based on a preset temperature and a detected temperature of the temperature sensor when the rotation number of the compressor motor is larger than a predetermined rotation number, and the control device carries out an intermittent control for turning on-off the cooling function of the compressor when the rotation number of the compressor motor is smaller than a predetermined rotation number.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260637

Hydraulic driving device for working machine

A hydraulic driving device for a working machine surely prevents behavior of a single rod double acting cylinder not intended by an operator when discharge pressure of a main pump is raised to raise exhaust gas temperature to temperature required for burning particulate matter. A selector valve 160 interposed between a spool valve 61 and a rod chamber of a single rod double acting cylinder 51 and a section (a filter regeneration time actuation valve 122, a vehicle body controller 150) controlling the selector valve, are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

10/18/12 / #20120260556

Fish release device for returning of fish exhibiting barotrauma to sufficient depths prior to release of fish such that effects of barotrauma are successfully reversed and fish can survive

A fish release device is claimed, comprising a spring-loaded set of opposing members with tip portions capable of retaining the lip of a fish suffering from barotrauma to a depth sufficient to reverse the effects of barotrauma prior to releasing the fish. The opposing members cross over each other such that the jaws can be temporarily opened merely by tugging upward on the line attached to the device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120260346

Information security systems and methods

. . Systems and methods for governing derived electronic resources are provided. In one embodiment, a digital resource is associated with one or more rules and a set of one or more computations, wherein the rules correspond to one or more conditions for accessing the digital resource and the computations operate upon the digital resource in order to provide a specific view of the digital resource that differs from the digital resource.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120260313

Digital system and method for building emergency and disaster plan implementation

An emergency and disaster preparedness system is hosted on a computer system with a secure network interface using a terminal for user interface to the system communicates through the network interface. A security management module for user authentication connects an authenticated user into the system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120260222

Mask fabrication supporting method, mask blank providing method, and mask blank dealing system

A mask blank is provided by forming a plurality of films, including at least a thin film to be a transfer pattern, on a board. At the time of patterning a resist film of the mask blank according to pattern data, film information to check with a pattern is obtained for each of a plurality of the films.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120260141

Learning signatures for application problems using trace data

The problem signature extraction technique extracts problem signatures from trace data collected from an application. The technique condenses the manifestation of a network, software or hardware problem into a compact signature, which could then be used to identify instances of the same problem in other trace data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120260098

Storage and authentication of data transactions

Returning the encrypted second hash value to the first user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120260003

Data recording apparatus and method

A data recording apparatus includes a connection unit which is capable of connecting, as a recording medium, a first recording medium having a predetermined function and a second recording medium that does not have the predetermined function. The data recording apparatus detects a connection status of the recording medium to the connection unit, controls a menu concerning setting of the predetermined function. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259981

Hypercasting

In one embodiment, a method comprises, in response to data to be distributed to a second computing device, selecting, by a first computing device, at least one third computing device for the second computing device, wherein each of the at least one third computing device has at least a portion of a copy of the data; and notifying, by the first computing device, the second computing device information concerning each of the at least one third computing device in order for the second computing device to obtain a copy of the data from the at least one third computing device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259845

Method of providing instructional material while a software application is in use

An ambient help application selects and displays learning resources to an end-user of a software application that are relevant to the current activities of the end-user in the software application. The ambient help application selects the learning resources based on computed relevance scores of each learning resource and displays the learning resources in a dedicated help space. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259802

Active learning of record matching packages

An active learning record matching system and method for producing a record matching package that is used to identify pairs of duplicate records. Embodiments of the system and method allow a precision threshold to be specified and then generate a learned record matching package having precision greater than this threshold and a recall close to the best possible recall. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259801

Transfer of learning for query classification

Transfer of learning trains a new domain for the classification of search queries according to different tasks, as well as the generation of a corresponding domain-specific query classifier that may be used to classify the search queries according to the different tasks in the new domain. The transfer of learning may include preparing a new domain to receive classification knowledge from one or more source domains by populating the new domain with preliminary query patterns extracted for a search engine log. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259705

Time-sensitive and location-based commercial offer system

A method, system, apparatus and computer program to notify a user of a commercial offer that is time-sensitive and time-specific. The user can be notified of commercial offers associated with locations near the user's current or predicted location. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259704

Time-sensitive and location-based commercial offer system

A method, system, apparatus and computer program to notify a user of a commercial offer that is time-sensitive and time-specific. The user can be notified of commercial offers associated with locations near the user's current or predicted location. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259696

Time-sensitive and location-based commercial offer system

A method, system, apparatus and computer program to notify a user of a commercial offer that is time-sensitive and time-specific. The user can be notified of commercial offers associated with locations near the user's current or predicted location. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259672

Methods, systems, and computer program products for calendar-based coverage monitoring

Methods, systems, and computer program products for calendar-based coverage monitoring are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes receiving a coverage rule defining at least one covering entity for performing an activity for a covered entity and at least one period of time during which the multiple covering entities is to perform the activity. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259574

Designed-based yield management system

An integrated-circuit yield improvement system includes a global signature analysis/grouping module configured to receive an integrated circuit (ic) design and identify areas in the ic design that include potential defect signatures based on the defect signatures stored in the defect signature library. The global signature analysis/grouping module can produce a global signature map indicating these areas and their associated potential defect signatures in the ic design. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259479

Rider characteristic determining apparatus, and a saddle riding type vehicle having the same

A rider characteristic determining apparatus capable of determining characteristics of a rider controlling a saddle riding type vehicle, and a saddle riding type vehicle including the same, are configured such that the rider's characteristics are determined from a turning movement of the saddle riding type vehicle which reflects results of the rider controlling the saddle riding type vehicle. This enables a stable characteristic determination regardless of individual operation or control by the rider. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259470

Building temperature control appliance recieving real time weather forecast data and method

The invention is a web enabled building temperature control appliance that receives data from the national weather service or from any other suitable source. This data consists of current temperature and pressure as well as forecasted temperature fluctuations. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259330

Medical treatment device

In order to reliably cut off a living tissue by using a microwave in a surgical operation without causing excessive damage to the living tissue or without bleeding, it is necessary to suppress energy attenuation until the microwave reaches electrode blades for nipping, coagulating, and cutting off a tissue. However, it is difficult to suppress the energy attenuation. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259231

Excitation, detection, and projection system for visualizing target cancer tissue

A system visually distinguishes diseased tissue from healthy tissue after a treatment is administered to a patient to provide different concentrations of a fluorescent marking substance between the diseased tissue and the healthy tissue. A light source illuminates the tissue with excitation light. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259147

Hydrocarbon cracking furnace with steam addition to lower mono-nitrogen oxide emissions

An apparatus and method is presented for reducing mono nitrogen oxide emissions in a hydrocarbon processing furnace. A preferred embodiment hydrocarbon cracking furnace includes a firebox with a set of wall burners and a set of floor burners, the floor burners comprising secondary burner tips burning a fuel-rich mixture and positioned below primary burner tips burning a fuel-lean mixture. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120259006

Novel benzofuran type derivatives, a composition comprising the same for treating or preventing cognitive dysfunction and the use thereof

The present invention relates to the novel benzofuran derivatives, the preparation thereof and the composition comprising the same. The benzofuran derivatives of the present invention showed potent inhibiting activity of beta-amyloid aggregation and cell cytotoxicity resulting in stimulating the proliferation of neuronal cells as well as recovering activity of memory learning injury caused by neuronal cell injury using transformed animal model with beta-amyloid precursor gene, therefore the compounds can be useful in treating or preventing cognitive function disorder.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120258964

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

10/11/12 / #20120258770

Proximity purchase ringtones

A method and wireless device for conduction transactions at a point-of-sale terminal using the wireless device is disclosed and may include initiating a transaction with the point-of-sale terminal via a wireless link, receiving at least one price from the point-of-sale terminal, determining whether the at least one price satisfies a price warning condition, and transmitting a signal if the at least one price satisfies the price warning condition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/11/12 / #20120258743

Femtocell base station, gateway system, map-gw apparatus, communication system, control method, and program

A femtocell base station (fap) converts, when information concerning a sms is received from ue (user equipment), the received information concerning the sms into a sip (session initiation protocol) message including the received information concerning the sms and transmits the converted sip message to the core network side. The femtocell base station converts, when a sip message including information concerning the sms is received from the core network side, the information concerning the sms included in th