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12/26/13 / #20130347100

Mobile information terminal, behavioral feature learning method, and behavioral feature authentication method

A mobile information terminal that can authenticate an authorized user by using behavioral features acquired when the user makes small movements in a limited movable range. The mobile information terminal includes a gripping feature sensor that acquires gripping features; a behavioral feature sample acquisition section that acquires time-series data of gripping features in a fiddling session as samples of behavioral features; a switch that puts the mobile information terminal into either a learning mode or an authentication mode; a template learning section that learns an authentication template by using the samples of behavioral features when in the learning mode; an authentication section that authenticates the user by comparing the samples of behavioral features with the learned authentication template when in the authentication mode; and an unlock section that unlocks all or some of the functions of the mobile information terminal when the authentication succeeds.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346872

Input method editor application platform

An input method editor (ime) provides a distributed platform architecture that enables associating multiple applications with the ime to provide extended functionalities. The presentations of the applications, such as skins, may be different from each other and that of the ime. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346640

Wakeup method, hot swap method, and device based on high speed inter-chip hsic interface

The embodiments of the present invention provide a wakeup method, a hot swap method, and a device based on high speed inter-chip interface hsic. A method includes: learning, by a host, that a peripheral device connected to the host through a high speed inter-chip hsic bus is in an idle state; the host is in a dormant state; receiving, by the host from a signal line connected to the peripheral device, an interrupt signal sent by the peripheral device; and the host is woken up from the dormant state according to the interrupt signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346614

Workload adaptive cloud computing resource allocation

A workload associated with a task is assessed with respect to each of a plurality of computing paradigms offered by a cloud computing environment. Adaptive learning is employed by maintaining a table of q-values corresponding to the computing paradigms and the workload is distributed according to a ratio of q-values. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346547

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

12/26/13 / #20130346530

Communication system, method for operating such a communication system, and communication module

The invention relates to a communication system (ks), comprising a communication bus (kb), a master device (md), which is connected to the communication bus and which communicates with the communication bus (kb) in a master mode, and several slave devices (sd1, sd2, . . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346511

Life management services

System and methods for enhancing user productivity by integrating multiple services and providing a centralized output to a user as disclosed. A message notification server may receive various notifications, and may dynamically prioritize them for a ranked order presentation to users. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346496

System and method of predicting community member responsiveness

Disclosed herein is a mechanism, which may be in a community-driven system, to assist a user, or member of the community, to articulate a request, such as a question, that is likely to receive a response, e.g., an answer to a question posed, from the user community. A machine learning approach may be used to generate a model, which model may be trained using previously-posted requests, e.g., questions, and response, e.g., answers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346487

Relay server and relay communication system

A relay server mainly includes a vpn group information storage unit, an address filter information storage unit, and a communication control unit. The vpn group information storage unit is arranged and programmed to store information concerning routing apparatuses that define a vpn group and a routing session. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346422

Data storage, retrieval, manipulation and display tools enabling multiple hierarchical points of view

Systems and methods for data storage, retrieval, manipulation and display provide search engines and computer-based research tools for enabling multiple hierarchical points of view. Category definitions in the hierarchical data structures can include lists of set members, like word arrays of set members, generative descriptions for determining set members, and fitness functions for determining fitness of a presented item for being a member of a set. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346401

Topical affinity badges in information retrieval

Topical affinity badges in information retrieval is described, for example, where graphical elements are presented together with ranked search results from a search engine, to indicate a degree of association between an author of a document and a topic. In various embodiments, a measure of an author's affinity to a topic is predicted using a machine learning system that takes as input author features derived from documents of the author. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346350

Computer-implemented semi-supervised learning systems and methods

Computer-implemented systems and methods for determining a subset of unknown targets to investigate. For example, a method can be configured to receive a target data set, wherein the target data set includes known targets and unknown targets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346347

Method to predict a communicative action that is most likely to be executed given a context

Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing machine-learning services. A context-identification system executing on a mobile platform can receive data comprising context-related data associated with the mobile platform and application-related data received from the mobile platform. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346346

Semi-supervised random decision forests for machine learning

Semi-supervised random decision forests for machine learning are described, for example, for interactive image segmentation, medical image analysis, and many other applications. In examples, a random decision forest comprising a plurality of hierarchical data structures is trained using both unlabeled and labeled observations. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346313

Methods and systems for user authentication

Methods and systems for authenticating a user are provided. In an embodiment, an authentication service device receives a request to authenticate a user, and transmits a transaction history database query based on business rules concerning transactions conducted by the user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346136

Services sales cockpit

A method, a system, and computer-readable medium for processing of data are disclosed. At least one customer requirement concerning at least one business process and at least one customer requirement concerning at least one non-business process related activity are determined. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346124

System and method for determining a compatible group travel itinerary

A method and system are provided for determining a group travel destination and compatible travel itinerary for a travel party to travel on a trip together. A unique identifier is created or used by each individual traveler, and each individual traveler is asked a series of hierarchical questions concerning parameters for travel in order to create a profile. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130346020

Systems and methods for estimation of building floor area

A system generates an estimated floor area measurement of a building based on the calculated estimated total roof area of the roof of the building. This is based on a correlation between the size of the building roof and the size of the building. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345964

Intermediate rendezvous location identifier application

A system for determining a suitable geographic rendezvous location for a plurality of geographically separated participants, preferably realized as a computer application which may be entered into devices such as smartphones. The system inputs initial locations of the participants, determines a location which is intermediate the participants, and communicates the determined location to the participants. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345939

Shovel and method for controlling shovel

An hydraulic shovel according to the present invention includes a lower running body 1, an upper turning body 3 turnably mounted on the lower running body 1, a boom 4 pivotably attached to the upper turning body 3, an arm 5 pivotably attached to the boom 4, a bucket 6 attached to the arm 5, an boom angle sensor s1 which detects a condition of the boom 4, an attachment condition determining part 300 which determines whether the boom 4 is within a predetermined upper working range based on a detection value of the boom angle sensor s1, and an operating condition switching part 301 which switches an operating condition of the hydraulic shovel. The operating condition switching part 301 slows down a movement of the bucket 6 if the attachment condition determining part 300 determines that an attachment is within the predetermined upper working range uwr.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345922

Method for processing a surface by means of a robotic vehicle

The disclosure relates to a method for processing a surface by means of a robotic vehicle, wherein the robotic vehicle has a control system in which data concerning the outline of the surface to be processed are stored, wherein locating means are present, which determine the position of the robotic vehicle, in particular in relation to the surface to be processed, and wherein the method comprises the following steps: dividing the surface to be processed into individual segments; classifying each individual segment into a property class; and moving to and processing each individual segment in succession, each individual segment being processed with a processing strategy corresponding to its property class.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345911

Computer network for calculating aircraft cornering friction based on data received from an aircraft's on board flight data management system

This invention relates to a computer network for calculating the true aircraft cornering friction coefficient of an aircraft runway or taxiway using the data collected by and available in the aircraft flight data recorder (fdr) or other flight data management system, for example, the quick access recorder (qar). The invention may optionally distribute to personnel in the ground operations of an airport and airline operations, including but not limited to aircraft pilots, airline operation officers and airline managers as well as airport operators, managers and maintenance crews, the most accurate and most recent information concerning the true aircraft cornering friction coefficient to aid in making better and more accurate safety and economical decisions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345910

Detector function and system for predicting airfoil stall from control surface measurements

Methods and apparatus for predicting airfoil stall for an aircraft having a control surface. Measurements of forces or moments acting upon an integrated span of the control surface are sensed over a period of time to provided unsteady data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345900

Travel assist apparatus and travel assist method

An object of the present invention is to provide a technology of performing assist of warning or auxiliary in an optimal way without bothering the driver. The present invention provides a travel assist apparatus that performs assist of warning or auxiliary for preventing departure of a vehicle in a lateral direction of the vehicle, wherein the value of the estimated time to lane crossing at which assist is to be performed is varied in accordance with the velocity of the vehicle in the lateral direction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345535

Current protection for electrode-based monitoring systems

When applying shielded ecg leads to a patient, during the presence of strong rf signals such as electrocautery, high currents may flow through the cable capacitance to the shield and from there back to the patient via another cable capacitance and electrode, thus causing skin burnings. Such high currents can be reduced dramatically when the shields of the lead cable are separated by means of connecting series resistances into the shield conductors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345490

Particle beam irradiation apparatus and particle beam therapy system

A scanning power source that outputs the excitation current for a scanning electromagnet and an irradiation control apparatus that controls the scanning power source; the irradiation control apparatus is provided with a scanning electromagnet command value learning generator that evaluates the result of a run-through, which is a series of irradiation operations through a command value for the excitation current outputted from the scanning power source, that updates the command value for the excitation current, when the result of the evaluation does not satisfy a predetermined condition, so as to perform the run-through, and that outputs to the scanning power source the command value for the excitation current such that its evaluation result has satisfied the predetermined condition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130345488

Organic nitrate explosive treatment system

The present treatment system (10) addresses destruction of general nitrogen based organic (plastic) explosives in wastewater discharge applications and potential recovery of quantities of explosives otherwise lost to the environment. The invention (10) addresses the problem of such explosive matter entering the environment in one aspect of the invention by treating a wastestream or aqueous substance from a plant containing such matter by a process including selective filtration (16), reverse osmosis (18), crystallization (20) and continuous retained biological treatment (12) to recover a maximum amount of explosive material from the wastestream or aqueous substance, containing organic nitrate explosive matter and related materials prior to discharge to the environment, or for the purposes of recycle, burning or food for the continuously retained biological subsystem when utilized in the invention. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344967

Game control program, game device, game server, and game control method

Methods and apparatus provide for managing multiplayer play among a first player and at least one second player, where a first mode of multiplayer play is defined such that a game server selects the second player by: (i) selecting candidates by consulting a player database of information concerning a plurality of other players, (ii) sending invitations to the selected candidates to be the selected second player, (iii) receiving acceptances of the invitations from the candidates; and (iv) selecting the second player from among the candidates from whom acceptances were received; and where a second mode of multiplayer play is defined such that the game server selects the second player by consulting a player database of information concerning the plurality of other players, without consideration of an invitation to, or an acceptance from, the selected second player.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344929

System and method for returning a house advantage in a game of chance

A form of play is disclosed that provides a house advantage in a blackjack side game.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344756

Swimmer's training buoy with variable ballast

Aspects of disclosed implementations include a training and teaching aid for swimmers and coaches in the form of a buoy incorporating removable ballasting devices in the form of refillable vessels, or alternatively, weights. The buoy is provided with means for securing the buoy to the body or clothing of the swimmer utilizing the device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344634

Double layer interleaved p-n diode modulator

A method for fabricating an optical modulator includes forming n-type layer, a first oxide portion on a portion of the n-type layer, and a second oxide portion on a second portion of the n-type layer, patterning a first masking layer over the first oxide portion, portions of a planar surface of the n-type layer, and portions of the second oxide portion, implanting p-type dopants in the n-type layer to form a first p-type region and a second p-type region, removing the first masking layer, patterning a second masking layer over the first oxide portion, a portion of the first p-type region, and a portion of the n-type layer, and implanting p-type dopants in exposed portions of the n-type layer, exposed portions of the first p-type region, and regions of the n-type layer and the second p-type region disposed between the substrate and the second oxide portion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344628

Alignment between layers of multilayer electronic support structures

A process for alignment a subsequent layer over a previous layer comprising metal features or vias encapsulated in dielectric material comprising the steps of: thinning and planarizing the dielectric material to create a smooth surface of dielectric material and coplanar exposed ends of the via posts; imaging the smooth surface; discerning the position of the end of at least one feature, and using the position of the end of at least one via feature as a registration mark for aligning the subsequent layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344462

Methods and devices for edutainment specifically designed to enhance math science and technology literacy for girls through gender-specific design, subject integration and multiple learning modalities

Novel edutainment methods and devices designed by women for girls, based on learning and motivational psychology research, are provided. Further, the methods and devices provide a learning environment for math education that is integrated, multi-modal, and crafted to enhance the motivation, confidence, and math skills of girls in primary and secondary grades.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344449

Solid fuel burning system and method

A solid fuel burning system and method having a melted fuel reservoir, a solid fuel, a melting grate configured to support the solid fuel, the melting grate located above at least a portion of the melted fuel reservoir so that at least some fuel melted on the melting grate can be received into the melted fuel reservoir. The system has at least one wick having a hollow core forming a burn chamber extending above the melting grate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344442

Polymer, positive resist composition and patterning process

A polymer comprising recurring units of butyrolactone (meth)acrylate, recurring units having a carboxyl or phenolic group which is substituted with an acid labile group, and recurring units having a phenol group or an adhesive group in the form of 2,2,2-trifluoro-1-hydroxyethyl is quite effective as a base resin for resist. A positive resist composition comprising the polymer is improved in such properties as a contrast of alkali dissolution rate before and after exposure, acid diffusion suppressing effect, resolution, and profile and edge roughness of a pattern after exposure.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344215

Weight loss beverage

A beverage composition for promoting weight loss, the beverage including a stimulant agent, a fat burning agent, a carbohydrate blocking agent, an anti-cholesterol agent, an insulin sensitizing agent, a sweetening agent, an aromatic agent, an antioxidant agent, an anti-inflammatory agent, a dietary agent, and an diuretic agent. The present invention further includes methods for administering the beverage composition to promote weight loss and provide energy to the user.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130344177

Weight loss beverage

A beverage composition for promoting weight loss, the beverage including a stimulant agent, a fat burning agent, a carbohydrate blocking agent, an anti-cholesterol agent, an insulin sensitizing agent, a sweetening agent, an aromatic agent, an antioxidant agent, an anti-inflammatory agent, a dietary agent, and an diuretic agent. The present invention further includes methods for administering the beverage composition to promote weight loss and provide energy to the user.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343959

Common rail reductant injection system

An exhaust system including a selective catalytic reduction (scr) component and an oxidation catalyst component. The exhaust system also includes an exhaust treatment fluid injection system for dispersing an exhaust treatment fluid into an exhaust stream at a location adjacent either the scr component or the oxidation catalyst component, wherein the exhaust treatment fluid injection device includes a common rail that provides the exhaust treatment fluid under pressure to a plurality of injectors that dose the exhaust treatment fluid into the exhaust stream. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343814

Quick connect rods

The present invention is directed to a rod string with a plurality of rod sections and a method for making up and breaking out the rod sections. The rod sections have corresponding pin and box ends, each having grooves and lands and an ungrooved portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343637

Method for extracting information of interest from multi-dimensional, multi-parametric and/or multi-temporal datasets

Method of extraction of information of interest to multi-dimensional, multi-parametric and/or multi-temporal datasets related to a same object under observation through data fusion, in which a plurality of different data sets are provided concerning a single object, with the data related to various parameters and/or different time acquisition instants of said parameters. The data set are subjected to a first processing step by principal component analysis generated by an identical number of datasets with transformed data; and each of the datasets is combined in non-linearly with the corresponding transformed data set to obtain a certain predetermined number of combinations of parameters by weighing using parameters determined empirically using training datasets which determine the values of the non-linear weighting parameters that maximize the value of the new features associated with the data of interest, as compared to those of other data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343619

Density estimation and/or manifold learning

Density estimation and/or manifold learning are described, for example, for computer vision, medical image analysis, text document clustering. In various embodiments a density forest is trained using unlabeled data to estimate the data distribution. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343603

Method and system for detecting motion capable of removing shadow by heat

A method and system for detecting a motion of a target object in a thermal image by removing a shadow by heat of the target object from the thermal image. The motion detecting system includes: a learning unit obtaining at least one of size and brightness of a shadow by heat of a reference object based on characteristics of the shadow by heat of the reference object by temperature; and a detecting unit removing a shadow region of the target object from the thermal image including the target object based on at least one of the size and the brightness of the shadow by heat of the object.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343600

Self learning face recognition using depth based tracking for database generation and update

Face recognition training database generation technique embodiments are presented that generally involve collecting characterizations of a person's face that are captured over time and as the person moves through an environment, to create a training database of facial characterizations for that person. As the facial characterizations are captured over time, they are will represent the person's face as viewed from various angles and distances, different resolutions, and under different environmental conditions (e.g., lighting and haze conditions). ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343531

Voice traffic gateway

A voice traffic gateway including: a voice traffic input, a voice traffic output, a first domain router, non-secure warning (nsw) tone application apparatus and a signalling filter. The input receives voice traffic including voice messages and signalling messages from a first traffic domain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343320

Terminal device, base station device, and wireless communication system

A dmrs generator generates reference signals used for demodulation to which orthogonal codes, which are a code for one layer and a code for another layer being orthogonal to each other, are assigned. Concerning each of layers up to the predetermined number of layers, codes are assigned to the reference signals according to the same rules as assignment rules employed in a different terminal device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130343097

Switching power supply

A switching power supply achieves simultaneously achieves suppression of surge voltage and satisfactory transient response. The switching power supply comprises a switching element connected to a primary winding of an isolation transformer, a resonance capacitor connected to the switching element, an output capacitor connected to a secondary winding of the isolation transformer through a rectifying diode, and a control circuit on/off driving the switching element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342946

Parallel protection circuit for solar module

A parallel protection circuit for a solar module, comprising a field effect transistor for blocking current reversal, a driver module for driving the field effect transistor, and a protection module for preventing the gate of the field effect transistor from high-voltage puncturing. The driver module and the protection module are serially connected to each other to form the control module of the parallel protection circuit, and the control module is connected in parallel with the solar module at two output polarities of the solar module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342798

Liquid crystal display panel, liquid crystal display apparatus, and liquid crystal display cell

There are provided a liquid crystal display panel and a liquid crystal display apparatus which have high display quality and in which thready defects generated in a display pixel are suppressed. In the liquid crystal display panel, at least one of a pair of substrates includes a photo-alignment film and an electrode, and a liquid crystal layer contains liquid crystal molecules whose elastic constant k1 concerning splay deformation and/or elastic constant k3 concerning bend deformation is 13 pn or more at 20° c.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342715

Image blur correction apparatus, image blur correction method, and imaging apparatus

Provided is an image blur correction apparatus including a lens unit having an imaging optical system and an imaging unit configured to generate an image signal of a captured image, a blur detection unit configured to detect blurring occurring in the lens unit, a first correction unit configured to perform image blur correction by turning the lens unit in a first direction and in a second direction, a second correction unit configured to perform image blur correction on a captured image obtained by the imaging optical system, and an image blur correction control unit configured to drive the first correction unit and the second correction unit based on blurring detected by the blur detection unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342691

Infant monitoring systems and methods using thermal imaging

Various techniques are disclosed for systems and methods using thermal imaging to monitor an infant or other persons that may need observation. For example, an infant monitoring system may include an infrared imaging module, a visible light camera, a processor, a display, a communication module, and a memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342536

Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same and computer-readable medium

Object information concerning an object image is input. Line-of-sight information of a viewer is input. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342527

Avatar construction using depth camera

A method for constructing an avatar of a human subject includes acquiring a depth map of the subject, obtaining a virtual skeleton of the subject based on the depth map, and harvesting from the virtual skeleton a set of characteristic metrics. Such metrics correspond to distances between predetermined points of the virtual skeleton. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342516

Shift register unit and gate drive device for liquid crystal display

A shift register unit and a gate drive device for a liquid crystal display are disclosed. Both gate and drain of the tenth thin film transistor are connected to the source of the fifth thin film transistor, a source thereof is connected to a low voltage signal input terminal, threshold voltages of the eighth thin film transistor and the ninth thin film transistor are equal to or less than threshold voltage of the tenth thin film transistor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342462

Controlling backlights based on angle of display and keyboard base

Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to turning on backlights of a keyboard. An angle of a display relative to a base or keyboard is determined or monitored. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342367

Incursion collision avoidance system for vehicle traffic control

A system to identify junctions of restricted areas to approaching vehicles, including at least one warning signal generator adapted to transmit the warning signal into areas traversed by the vehicles approaching the restricted areas, a receiver in each of the vehicles receiving the transmitted warning signals when the vehicle approaches one of the restricted areas, and an alarm responsive to the warning signal, which produces an alarm signal detectable by a vehicle operator.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342351

Apparatuses for supporting and monitoring a condition of a person

A person monitoring system is operable to predict the onset of an adverse condition of a person. The system receives first information corresponding to a feature of a person support apparatus and second information corresponding to a physiological characteristic of the person. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130342144

Brushless motor continuation control in a power tool

A control unit for controlling commutation of a brushless direct current (bldc) motor provided. The control unit controls high-side and low-side switches arranged between a power source and the motor and configured as a three-phase bridge to commutate the motor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341925

Device and method for producing green energy

The present invention provides an inexpensive and environmentally friendly system and method for producing energy utilizing a gravitation drip technique. A clean burning liquid fuel is dripped from an upper container into a lower container that houses a heat-absorbing substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341898

Travel trailer having improved turning radius

A travel trailer configured to be coupled to and towed by a vehicle is provided. The travel trailer has a compartment that is attached to a chassis which includes a front end and a rear end. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341884

Orthopedic mobility device

An adult scale three-wheeled device facilitates movement for mobility challenged persons. The device is foot propelled while seated either through walking while seated or pedaling. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341877

Vehicle having a swivel wheel

A tricycle may be operable between a first mode of operation steerable by a tricycle rider, and a second mode of operation steerable by an individual pushing the tricycle. A rider handle, in the first mode, may be configured to be rotationally coupled with the stem in a manner permitting a tricycle rider to exert forces on the rider handle and thereby turn the fork, and the rider handle in the second mode, being configured to be rotationally uncoupled from the stem, preventing forces on the rider handle from turning the fork. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341598

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

An organic layer deposition apparatus, a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device by using the same, and an organic light-emitting display device manufactured using the method, and in particular, an organic layer deposition apparatus that is suitable for use in the mass production of a large substrate and enables high-definition patterning, a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device by using the same, and an organic light-emitting display device manufactured using the method.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341524

Lubricant distribution acquisition device and lubricant distribution acquisition method

The direction of the main axis of a bearing is adjusted by turning a supporting base (12a) that is supporting the bearing, and by then receiving a neutron beam that has been transmitted through the bearing from the direction of the main axis thereof, and converting it into an electromagnetic wave, and by then forming images using the received electromagnetic wave, lubricant distribution data that shows the distribution of a lubricant inside the bearing is acquired.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341215

Novelty kit

A novelty kit comprising components which represent elements for coping with and surviving attempts by another person to dispose of the user of the kit according to any one of several disposal scenarios. The scenarios may include inducing an apparently accidental fall, inducing drowning, and being buried alive. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341185

Micro-stimulation and data acquisition from biological cells

The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a semiconductor device for stimulation and/or data recording of biological material to a such semiconductor device. The method comprises providing a semiconductor substrate comprising a first insulating layer; providing a patterned conductive layer on top of the first insulating layer; depositing and patterning a second insulating layer atop the patterned conductive layer; growing carbon nano-sheets atop the second insulating layer; and defining carbon nano-sheet electrode areas on the second insulating layer by etching away the carbon nano-sheets outside of the carbon nano-sheet electrode areas.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341159

Bulk material reclaimer control system

The present invention refers to a control system for bulk material reclaimers that comprises an automated control of turning speed and translation step variables, the turning speed being controlled by estimating the reclaiming flow and the translation step being adjusted in function of distance.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341133

Shovel and method of controlling shovel

A shovel includes a turning electric motor configured to drive a turning body to turn and a turning brake hydraulic motor mechanically connected to the turning body or the turning electric motor. In a state where a turning operation part for turning the turning body is unoperated, the turning body is braked using the turning brake hydraulic motor and the braking operation of a mechanical brake unit for mechanically holding the turning body stationary is released when an operation part for performing an operation other than the turning of the turning body is operated.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341132

Friction brake

The disclosure relates to a friction brake in the design of a disc brake as a vehicle brake having a piezo element as an actuating device and a piezo element as a force-voltage converter on which a movable friction brake pad is supported against turning with a brake disc and thus generates a voltage on the piezo element which an electronic control unit couples into the piezo element of the actuating device, causing the friction brake to have a self-amplification.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130341116

Power steering apparatus

An apparatus (10) for use in turning steerable vehicle wheels (14, 16) includes a first pump (30) driven by an engine (42) of the vehicle to supply fluid to the fluid inlet (38) of a power steering motor assembly (12). A second pump (46) is driven by the engine (42) to supply fluid under pressure to the power steering motor assembly (12). ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340823

Selective and/or faster removal of a coating from an underlying layer, and solar cell applications thereof

A method for patterning a film pattern on a substrate includes forming a film pattern on a substrate surface, forming a coating over the substrate and the film pattern and inducing porosity or openings in the coating. At least a part of the coating overlying the film pattern is removed including etching at least one layer underlying the coating ahead of removing at least part of the coating.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340809

Dye-sensitized photovoltaic device and fabrication method for the same

Provided are a dye-sensitized photovoltaic device which can reduce fabrication costs and improve durability, and a fabrication method of such a dye-sensitized photovoltaic device. The dye-sensitized photovoltaic device includes: a first substrate 20; a first electrode 10 disposed on the first substrate; a porous semiconductor layer 12 disposed on the first electrode and including semiconductor fine particles and dye molecules; an electrolysis solution 14 contacted with the porous semiconductor layer and dissolving a redox electrolyte in a solvent; a second electrode 18 contacted with the electrolysis solution; a second substrate 22 disposed on the second electrode; and a sealed part for sealing the electrolysis solution, the sealed part 36 disposed between the second substrate and the first substrate, wherein the sealed part is configured to which a burning body of a paste containing a glass frit is fusion bonded.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340759

Determining suitable ventilator settings for patients with alveolar hypoventilation during sleep

A method and apparatus for determining suitable settings for a servo-ventilator to be used during a treatment period. Respiratory characteristics of a patient are measured during a learning period preceding the treatment period. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340689

Combustion device

A combustion device includes a device main body having a combustion chamber installed above a cyclone melting furnace configured to combust a pyrolysis gas generated from a waste material after incineration while turning the pyrolysis gas, and configured to combust an unburnt gas discharged from the cyclone melting furnace. Further, the combustion device includes a plurality of sidewall boiler water pipes configured to cover a sidewall of the device main body from a periphery thereof and extending along the sidewall throughout upward and downward directions of the device main body.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340492

Locking device and leaves outfitted therewith and leaf installation

A locking device having a housing installed in a stationary manner in or at a leaf. The locking device has a locking element that is movable translationally into and out of the housing and has at least a first actuating device including a handle piece accessible from outside the housing that is operatively connected to the locking element such that the locking element is moved when this handle piece is moved along a predetermined movement path. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340433

Transient liquid pressure power generation systems and associated devices and methods

A transient liquid pressure power generation system and associated devices and methods is disclosed. The system can include a liquid source and a transient pressure drive device fluidly coupled to the liquid source to receive liquid from the liquid source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340360

Self-centering damper

A self-centering damper has an elongated damping body and at least one returning device. The elongated damping body has at least one elongated-sheet shape first wing plate and a supporting element connected to and extending from the first wing plate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340358

Leveler for solar module array

A leveler for a solar module can include a base, a rotatable adjuster, and a follower. The rotatable adjuster can be mounted to the base with a swaging process, or other techniques. ... Corning Incorporated

12/26/13 / #20130340344

Caution and warning barrier system for danger of electrical arcing

A caution and barrier system for danger of electrical arcing is disclosed. The caution and barrier system includes at least two elongate arms that attach to respective sides of a piece of equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130340065

Offline and online platform for social networking via a proxy

. . . . The present solution may be implemented to provide a connectivity platform where children are provided the power of connectivity they seek in a safe, fun and simple online and offline form that children and parents can both embrace. In one implementation, the disclosure provides children a toy, game, application, and online platform under a single overarching platform. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130340061

User authentication template learning system and user authentication template learning method

A mobile information terminal includes a sample acquisition unit configured to acquire a sample, a sample transmission unit configured to transmit the sample and a user id, an other's sample reception unit configured to receive other's samples, a user authentication template learning unit configured to learn a user authentication template and an authentication determination threshold value by using the other's samples and samples of the authentic user, and a template storage unit configured to store the user authentication template and the authentication determination threshold value, and a server includes a sample reception unit configured to receive a sample and a user id, a clustering unit configured to classify the sample that is received into a feature cluster, a sample storage unit configured to store the sample that is classified, in association with the user id, a feature cluster extraction unit configured to extract all samples which belong to a feature cluster identical to a feature cluster corresponding to the user id that is received, and an other's sample transmission unit configured to transmit the samples that are extracted, as other's samples.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339992

In-train information display apparatus, in-train information display system, and advertisement display result determining method

The present invention is an in-train information display apparatus that displays advertisement content to a passenger. The in-train information display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display the advertisement content, a display monitoring unit configured to photograph a video screen which is displayed on the display unit and actually seen from the passenger, and a display-result determining unit configured to calculate color-related information, which is information concerning a color of the video screen, based on an image photographed by the display monitoring unit and determine, based on the calculated color-related information and reference information for display result determination, which is information concerning a color of the advertisement content normally displayed on the display unit, whether the display of the advertisement content has been normally performed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339923

Data handling among actors in a dataflow programming environment

Processing a dataflow program by a program development tool includes detecting a pair of actors defined by dataflow program instructions, wherein the pair of actors include a producer actor and a consumer actor, the producer actor supplying a data structure to the consumer actor via a path that comprises at least one connection and possibly also intervening other actors. An analysis is performed including analyzing one or more operations of the producer actor that involve the data structure and/or analyzing one or more operations of the consumer actor that involve the data structure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339911

Stitch and trim methods for double patterning compliant standard cell design

A method for creating double patterning compliant integrated circuit layouts is disclosed. The method allows patterns to be assigned to different masks and stitched together during lithography. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339799

Method and system for identifying errors in code

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

12/19/13 / #20130339700

Loop buffer learning

Methods, apparatuses, and processors for tracking loop candidates in an instruction stream. A load buffer control unit detects a backwards taken branch and starts tracking the loop candidate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339548

Systems and methods for arp resolution over an asynchronous clusteer network

In the present solution, when a cluster node sends an arp request for an external ip, the node sends a message to all the other nodes, which are part of the clag to expect an arp reply for the ip. When a node in the cluster receives the arp reply, the node informs the other nodes which are part of the same clag to update the mac address. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339547

Systems and methods for arp resolution over a cluster channel

In the present solution, when a cluster node sends an arp request for an external ip, the node sends a message to all the other nodes, which are part of the clag to expect an arp reply for the ip. When a node in the cluster receives the arp reply, the node informs the other nodes which are part of the same clag to update the mac address. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339291

Presentation of data cube

A computer-implemented method for processing data in a database using a data cube is discussed and involves interacting with a user of a computing device, using a computer application, to obtain meta data about a database and obtain user-defined selections of options concerning the database; creating a data cube definition by using the selected options to identify characteristics of columns in the database; publishing to an olap engine a definition of a data cube that corresponds to the data base; generating a simplified flat-file model of the data in the data cube; and providing the simplified flat-file model in a form that can be reviewed and directly manipulated by the user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339280

Learning spike timing precision

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for learning or determining delays between neuron models so that the uncertainty in input spike timing is accounted for in the margin of time between a delayed pre-synaptic input spike and a post-synaptic spike. In this manner, a neural network can correctly match patterns (even in the presence of significant jitter) and correctly distinguish between different noisy patterns. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339278

Data discrimination device, method, and program

A data discrimination device is provided with: an estimating means that estimates the population structure of inputted learning data; a degree-of-fit calculating means that calculates the degree of fit, of each of the inputted addition candidate data, to the population of learning data, using results of the estimation by the estimating means; and a determining means for determining, on the basis of the calculated degree of fit, whether or not to add each of the addition candidate data to the learning data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339277

Action-oriented analytics-driven electronic data identification and labeling

A corporate compliance/document retrieval system and method for enabling automated software inspection of textual documents based upon seeding the software with examples of categories of interest. The system enables resultant actions such as breach dismissals, breach escalations, closer inspection of an offender's communications, and iterative machine learning when specific content is detected that is representative of a category of interest. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339261

Computer product, information providing method, and information providing apparatus

A computer-readable recording medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process that includes acquiring user information indicating a business unit to which a user belongs in a hierarchical organizational structure of business units; identifying information concerning a first service available to a member of the business unit to which the user belongs, by referring to storage contents of a storage unit correlating and storing information concerning a service available to a member of the business unit and information concerning the business units in neighboring tiers adjacent to a tier of the business unit; identifying information concerning a second service available to a member of a second business unit in a first neighboring tier adjacent to the tier of the business unit, by referring to the storage contents of the storage unit; and correlating and outputting the identified information concerning the first service and the second service.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339208

Systems and methods for displaying optimal pricing and allocation for a set of contract rights instruments

A method and system for the determination of optimal pricing and allocation of securities in an open, competitive environment. The method and system may also be used in developing pre-markets of other items that are difficult to price and allocate in a competitive manner, such as the underwriting/securitization of contracts for property; future revenue/earning streams from an asset and/or group of assets; underwritten insurance portfolios, intellectual property and other goods and services. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339207

Systems and methods for requesting a reservation for a set of debt instruments to be offered

A method and system for the determination of optimal pricing and allocation of securities in an open, competitive environment. The method and system may also be used in developing pre-markets of other items that are difficult to price and allocate in a competitive manner, such as the underwriting/securitization of contracts for property; future revenue/earning streams from an asset and/or group of assets; underwritten insurance portfolios, intellectual property and other goods and services. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339150

Methods for information transformation and exchange

Methods for sellers of goods and services for providing information relating to existence and features of what they provide, to buyers using a system as herein described that enables a buyer to identify and obtain collections of information that comprise a subset of the contents of a database having multiple records provided by a plurality of sellers. A seller may use a conventional home or office computer including without limitation pc's and macintosh™ computers to transmit information to a system as provided, which is accessible to users also via a conventional home or office computer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339093

System, method, software and data structure for independent prediction of attitudinal and message responsiveness, and preferences for communication media, channel, timing, frequency, and sequences of communications, using an integrated data repository

The present invention provides a system, method, software and data structure for independently predicting attitudinal and message responsiveness, using a plurality of attitudinal or other identification classifications and a plurality of message content or version classifications, for a selected population of a plurality of entities, such as individuals or households, represented in a data repository. The plurality of predictive attitudinal (or identification) classifications and plurality of predictive message content (ore version) classifications have been determined using a plurality of predictive models developed from a sample population and applied to a reference population represented in the data repository, such as attitudinal, behavioral, or demographic models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339087

System, method, software and data structure for independent prediction of attitudinal and message responsiveness, and preferences for communication media, channel, timing, frequency, and sequences of communications, using an integrated data repository

The present invention provides a system, method, software and data structure for independently predicting attitudinal and message responsiveness, using a plurality of attitudinal or other identification classifications and a plurality of message content or version classifications, for a selected population of a plurality of entities, such as individuals or households, represented in a data repository. The plurality of predictive attitudinal (or identification) classifications and plurality of predictive message content (ore version) classifications have been determined using a plurality of predictive models developed from a sample population and applied to a reference population represented in the data repository, such as attitudinal, behavioral, or demographic models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339076

Geocoding points of interest and service route delivery and audit field performance and sales method and apparatus

A computer guided geocoded route service sales and deliveries method and apparatus optimizing geomarketing, financial and sales, and improved logistics along delivery routes using operator transmitters/receivers inputs of route information in one mode, which receive and display to the operator in another mode computer generated pricing, sales, financial and marketing information, optimal routes, and other related information concerning each customer and distribution point of interest along a route, which are displayed or not, to the operator as he/she reaches the particular latitude and longitude of a point of interest enforcing the operator to act as it is indicated.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339060

Method and system for extraction and analysis of inpatient and outpatient encounters from one or more healthcare related information systems

A system and method for the analysis of one or more patient encounters from one or more healthcare related information systems of a healthcare organization are disclosed. The system and method include a data processing system, which provides a graphical user interface which accepts a query regarding the patient encounters, which receives data in response to the query from the one or more healthcare related information systems about a plurality of pre-selected objects concerning the one or more patient encounters, and which arranges the data according to a data model which sets relations between the pre-selected objects. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130339029

Remote control signaling using audio watermarks

A system for using a watermark embedded in an audio signal to remotely control a device. Various devices such as toys, computers, and appliances, equipped with an appropriate detector, detect the hidden signals, which can trigger an action, or change a state of the device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338956

Magnetic sensors

A governing circuit for a magneto-transistor is disclosed. The magneto-transistor comprising a first and second collector. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338947

System for the monitoring and maintenance of remote autonomously powered lighting installations

A system of monitoring and/or maintaining remotely located autonomously powered lights, security systems, parking meters, and the like is operable to receive data signals from a number of the devices, and provide a comparison with other similar devices in the same geographic region to detect a default condition of a particular device, and/or assess whether the defect is environmental or particular to the specific device itself. The system includes memory for storing operating parameters and data, and outputs modified control commands to the devices in response to sensed performance, past performance and/or self-learning algorithms. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338914

System and method for notifying vehicle driver of localized driving conditions

A driving assessment system and method is described that automatically assesses driving conditions around a driver to identify safety hazards and to subsequently inform that driver when an unusually hazardous condition exists. The driving assessment is performed by obtaining and storing safety related data from the driver and from external sources and then processing that data in real time to produce a driving hazard assessment and warning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338892

Control of a backing vehicle

A method for controlling a backing vehicle includes if a back-up sensor indicates that an obstacle is present behind the vehicle and a gear selector is moved to a reverse position, delaying reverse gear engagement and producing a warning signal, and producing a transmission tie-up if brakes are applied insufficiently to stop the vehicle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338877

Method and distance control device for preventing collisions of a motor vehicle in a driving situation with little lateral distance

The present invention relates to a method and device for reducing instances of vehicle collisions. Based on parameter data of a first vehicle and road conditions, and parameter data regarding a second vehicle, the first vehicle can undergo warnings or positional adjustments to reduce the likelihood of a collision with the second vehicle or other collision body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338801

Method and configuration environment for supporting the configuration of an interface between simulation hardware and an external device

A method for supporting a configuration of an interface is provided, wherein the configuration environment has an overview region that has several subregions. At least one item of information concerning a part of the configuration is displayed in each subregion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338767

Devices and methods for dynamic focusing movement

An implantable ophthalmic device with one or more optical elements coupled to one or more shape-memory members provides dynamically variable optical power to restore lost accommodation in individuals suffering from presbyopia or aphakia. Running current from a power supply through the shape-memory members causes the shape-memory members to heat up. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338729

Self-contained adhesive patch for electrical stimulation for pain relief and muscle fatigue

An electrical stimulation device has a flexible base, an adhesive applied to a bottom side of the base and an electrical stimulation device connected to the base. The electrical stimulation device comprises a power source, an electrical stimulator connected to the power source, and a controller for turning the power source on and off.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338626

Photopatterning of skin

Methods and systems for treating skin for aesthetic or health purposes are described. According to various embodiments, photoresponsive materials and light are delivered in a controlled fashion to produce a patterned distribution of a material in the skin.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338539

Software program for monitoring a hand tremor of an end-user via a computer mouse input device

A computer receives movement information, wherein the movement information is sent by a computer mouse input device in response to an end-user moving the computer mouse input device. The computer determines a frequency at which an end-user typically tremors based on the movement information received during a specified time interval, by utilizing a fast fourier transform operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338487

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus performs myocardial perfusion imaging of an object. An imaging unit acquires image data by imaging a heart of the object in synchronism with a biological signal from the object. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338450

Medical device failure detection and warning system

A failure detection and warning system for monitoring a medical device wherein the system includes means structured to passively or actively detect faults occurring in the medical device being monitored, and wherein the fault includes an unprogrammed and/or undesired shut off of the medical device being monitored or an unprogrammed and/or undesired shut-off of the output of the medical device being monitored by the system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338449

Remote continuous seizure monitor and alarm

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

12/19/13 / #20130338292

Alumina composite, method for manufacturing alumina composite, and polymer composition containing alumina composite

For the purpose of producing an alumina composite in which the integrity between alumina and an inorganic material is further improved, a dispersion liquid preparation step, a solidification step and a burning step are performed, wherein the dispersion liquid preparation step comprises preparing a dispersion liquid in which an inorganic material such as a carbon material is homogeneously dispersed in an alumina raw material solution having an organic additive dissolved therein, the solidification step comprises drying the dispersion liquid to produce a solid raw material, and burning step comprises burning the solid raw material in a non-acidic atmosphere while contacting hydrogen chloride with the solid raw material. In this manner, an alumina composite can be produced, in which at least a portion of an inorganic material such as a carbon material is embedded in the inside of each of α-alumina single crystal particles the constitute alumina particles.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130338186

Amides of acetic and propionic acids

The invention relates to novel amides of acetic and propionic acids, methods for production and use thereof for the production of medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases and for improving perception, concentration, learning ability and memory.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337945

Variable gravity training device

A variable gravity training device allows a user to train skills in controlling a sports device. The training device has a stationary base, a movable support bar, and a sports device, for example, a ball, a badminton birdie, or a volley ball affixed to the end of the bar. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337887

Apparatus and method for a game with losing outcomes earning buildable segments towards free spin awards

An apparatus and method for a wagering game with multiple outcomes where losing outcomes award the player with buildable segments that can be added together over a sequence of games to produce free spins. Once a free spin is awarded, the cycle starts over again. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337779

Method and system for retrieving instant voice message, user equipment, and server

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and a system for retrieving an instant voice message. The method includes; receiving a retrieval request message sent by a user equipment; acquiring, according to a user identifier, a first text content identifier list; sending a retrieval keyword and the first text content identifier list to a content retrieval device; receiving a retrieval result returned by the content retrieval device; searching, according to the retrieval result, for voice content corresponding to a second text content identifier list; and returning the voice content corresponding to the second text content identifier list to the user equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337652

Mask pattern for hole patterning and method for fabricating semiconductor device using the same

A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming an etching target layer over a substrate including a first region and a second region; forming a hard mask layer over the etching target layer; forming a first etch mask over the hard mask layer, wherein the first etch mask includes a plurality of line patterns and a sacrificial spacer layer formed over the line patterns; forming a second etch mask over the first etch mask, wherein the second etch mask includes a mesh type pattern and a blocking pattern covering the second region; removing the sacrificial spacer layer; forming hard mask layer patterns having a plurality of holes by etching the hard mask layer using the second etch mask and the first etch mask; and forming a plurality of hole patterns in the first region by etching the etching target layer using the hard mask layer patterns.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337651

Double patterning strategy for contact hole and trench in photolithography

A method of lithography patterning includes forming a first etch stop layer, a second etch stop layer, and a hard mask layer on a material layer. The materials of the first etch stop layer and the second etch stop layer are selected by the way that there is a material gradient composition between the second etch stop layer, the first etch stop layer, and the material layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337649

Compound for forming organic film, and organic film composition using the same, process for forming organic film, and patterning process

Wherein the ring structures ar1, ar2 and ar3 each represent a substituted or unsubstituted benzene ring or naphthalene ring; e is 0 or 1; r0 represents a hydrogen atom or a linear, branched or cyclic monovalent organic group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms; l0 represents a linear, branched or cyclic divalent organic group having 1 to 32 carbon atoms; and the methylene group constituting l0 may be substituted by an oxygen atom or a carbonyl group. There can be provided an organic film composition for forming an organic film having high dry etching resistance as well as advanced filling/planarizing characteristics.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337642

Methods and devices for forming nanostructure monolayers and devices including such monolayers

Methods for forming or patterning nanostructure arrays are provided. The methods involve formation of arrays on coatings comprising nanostructure association groups, formation of arrays in spin-on-dielectrics, solvent annealing after nanostructure deposition, patterning using resist, and/or use of devices that facilitate array formation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337565

Method and apparatus for patterning cells

The present invention is directed to tissue engineering and, more particularly, to devices and methods that are used to pattern or deposit cells to simulate a tissue type in two dimensions or in three dimensions or a cell migration device, a materials testing device for cell proliferation, migration or cell seeder for the bioflex® flexible bottom culture plates or comparable culture plates. The present invention operates by providing negative pressure to create multiple troughs or indentations for cells to attach and grow on or in the bioflex® flexible bottom culture plates. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337445

Method for the clinical development and medical application of multiplex assays derived from patterns of individual biomarkers of oxidative or nitrosative stress

A method and apparatus for the discovery, development and clinical application of multiplex synthetic assays based on patterns of free radicals, indicators of oxidative or nitrosative stress, or indicators of the redox state of biologic fluids and tissue specimens. These individual measurements are combined into an optimized clinical biomarker using known well-known mathematical, machine learning techniques.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337429

Internet based learning systems

A learning system is adapted to provide a learning management system adapted to present an exercise environment to the user in which the user is able to practice skills through a combination of presented media and practice areas. The learning system is adapted to provide feedback to the user during the practice session to allow the user to improve performance while in the exercise environment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337428

Learning concept organizer

The present invention is a learning organizer for assisting a learner. The learning organizer comprises a sheet having a front portion and a rear portion, the sheet folded substantially along a central line to form a first half and a second half, a plurality of flaps located on the first half, a plurality of holes provided along and proximate to the central line and punched through the first half and the second half, a plurality of lines on the rear portion and a plurality of fill-in-blanks pre-printed on the second half to write details of the learner. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337426

Automatic voting among small subsets of contestants

A method of surveying a population of voters concerning a pool of contestants to obtain a consensus comprises generating a digital list of all possible pairs, triplets or quadruplets of contestants in the pool and/or sublist of such small subsets of contestants in a subpool such as a social network, presenting to voters in the population at a web site each small subset of contestants in the digital list and/or digital sublist, and for each small subset of contestants presented prompting the voter to select a preferred contestant among the contestants that appear in the small subset of contestants. The voters may also be contestants. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337383

Patterning process and resist composition

A negative pattern is formed by coating a resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units having a carboxyl group substituted with an acid labile group of tertiary ester and an optional acid generator onto a substrate, prebaking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking, and developing in an organic solvent developer so that the unexposed region of resist film is dissolved away and the exposed region of resist film is not dissolved. The resist composition exhibits a high dissolution contrast during organic solvent development and forms a fine hole or trench pattern at a high sensitivity and dimensional control.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337378

Sulfonium salt, polymer, resist composition, and patterning process

A sulfonium salt comprising (a) a polymerizable substituent, (b) a sulfonium cation, and (c) a sulfonate anion within a common molecule is capable of generating a sulfonic acid in response to high-energy radiation or heat. A resist composition comprising the sulfonium salt as base resin has high resolution and is suited for precise micropatterning by arf immersion, eb or euv lithography.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337370

Photomask and method for forming the same

A photomask having a machine-readable identifying mark and suitable for manufacturing integrated circuit devices and a method for forming the photomask and identifying mark are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment includes receiving a design layout corresponding to a pattern to be formed on a photomask blank. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337231

Substrate having etching mask and method for producing same

Provided are a substrate with an etching mask which enables high definition patterning and a method of manufacturing the same. A photosensitive material is applied on a surface of a substrate, exposure and development of the photosensitive material are carried out to form a resist pattern, a dlc coating film is formed on the surface of the substrate and a surface of the resist pattern, and the dlc coating film formed on the resist pattern is separated together with the resist pattern to form a dlc pattern on the surface of the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130337146

Baked confectionery

The purpose of the present invention is to provide baked fatty or oily confectionery being crispy to the core but giving no burning feel, and a method for producing the same. The baked confectionery can be produced by preparing a fatty or oily confectionery composition containing a glucide, said glucide being selected from among isomaltulose, mannitol and reduced palatinose, and then baking the composition.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130336807

Fuel management system for public service vehicles

The present invention includes a novel fuel management and auxiliary power system and apparatus having a control module in control of auxiliary equipment and accessories and climate control functions of a vehicle, while the vehicle's engine is not running. The system of this invention is capable of detecting warning states and providing status indicators to an operator on a graphical user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130336664

Method and system for a light source assembly supporting direct coupling to an integrated circuit

Methods and systems for a photonically enabled complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (cmos) chip are disclosed. The cmos chip may comprise a laser, a microlens, a turning mirror, and an optical bench, and may generate an optical signal utilizing the laser, focus the optical signal utilizing the microlens, and reflect the optical signal at an angle defined by the turning mirror. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130336548

Depth-photographing method of detecting human face or head

A depth-photographing method of detecting human face or head includes the steps of using the specific light to illuminate the target under an environmental light, receiving and detecting the reflected light from the target with the detector, generating first depth detecting information corresponding to the depth of the target, turning off the specific light, detecting another reflected light from the target, generating second depth detecting information corresponding to the depth of the target, performing the detection/calculation process based on the first and second depth detecting information to generate the appearance of the target, determining if the appearance of the target represents a human face or head, and if yes, generating depth-photographing detection information used to cancel a lock state, thereby avoiding unintentionally entering power saving (or standby mode), speeding up entering the desired power saving or dynamically changing/adjusting the display content.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130336112

Method and base station of adjusting uplink load variance due to uplink beam direction change

The present invention provides a method of adjusting uplink load variance due to a change of a beam direction turning from towards a current beamforming control cell to towards a target beamforming control cell, comprising: estimating an uplink load increment of the target beamforming control cell due to the change of the beam direction, before the beam direction turning from towards the current beamforming control cell to towards the target beamforming control cell; comparing the estimated uplink load increment with an available uplink load headroom of the target beamforming control cell; and adjusting an uplink load grant of a user equipment if the uplink load increment is larger than the available uplink load headroom, so that an uplink load increment is not beyond the available uplink load headroom, so that the uplink load increment is not beyond the available uplink load headroom.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335999

Displays with rounded-tip turning films

An electronic device may be provided with a display having backlight structures. The backlight structures may include a light source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335878

Mems lifetime enhancement

The present invention generally relates to methods for increasing the lifetime of mems devices by reducing the number of movements of a switching element in the mems device. Rather than returning to a ground state between cycles, the switching element can remain in the same state if both cycles necessitate the same capacitance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335822

Method for manufacturing touch-sensitive element on polarizer and polarization device

The disclosure is related to a method for manufacturing touch-sensitive element on a polarizer, and a polarization device made by the method. In one of the embodiments of the invention, a polarizing substrate is firstly prepared. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335821

Source conditioning for imaging directional backlights

Disclosed is an imaging directional backlight apparatus for providing large area uniform directed illumination from localized light sources. Within an exemplary optical valve system, a waveguide comprises a stepped structure, where the steps comprise extraction features hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335722

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

A lithographic apparatus includes a support constructed to support a patterning device, the patterning device being capable of imparting a radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam; a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a sensor array positioned and arranged to detect an acoustic wave from a movable part of the lithographic apparatus, a controller, the controller having a controller input connected to the sensor array so as to receive a sensor array output signal, and a controller output connected to at least one actuator arranged to act on the movable part, the controller being arranged to: calculate a movement of the movable part from the sensor array output signal, and drive via the controller output the at least one actuator in response to the calculated movement.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335643

Projection-type image display device and light quantity adjustment method

A projection-type image display device includes: a light source; a display element that displays an image based on an input video signal; a trapezoidal distortion correction unit that performs pixel conversion in which pixel data of the input video signal are compressed or interpolated and supplies the display element with the corrected signal that includes a first video signal that is the video signal concerning which the pixel conversion has been carried out; a detection unit that detects the luminance distribution of the first video signal; and an adjustment unit that adjusts the light quantity of the light source based on the detected luminance distribution data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335564

System with article surveillance device, article surveillance device and method for displaying configuration information

The present invention relates to a system with article surveillance device and method for displaying configuration information. The system comprises: at least one article surveillance device; a server which is connected via a communication connection to the at least one article surveillance device and which is adapted to store information concerning the configuration of the article surveillance device; and a display component for displaying the configuration information stored on the server.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335559

Mobile measurement devices, instruments and methods

A portable instrument or apparatus includes a portable device and a rangefinder module. The rangefinder module can be attached to the portable device, which may be any suitable smartphone, tablet or other consumer electronics device having a camera. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335549

System and method for optical inspection of off-line industrial gas turbines and other power generation machinery while in turning gear mode

Internal components of gas and steam turbines are inspected with an optical camera inspection system that is capable of automatically and/or manually positioning the camera field of view (fov) to an area of interest within the turbine along a pre-designated navigation path and capturing images with or without human intervention. Camera positioning and image capture can be initiated automatically or after receipt of operator permission. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335541

Method and mobile device for video or picture signing of transactions, tasks/duties, services, or deliveries

A method and system for digitally signing utilizes a mobile device with an image capture device to electronically record the signing. A signer may accept, reject, or partially accept/reject a transaction or contract. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335504

Optical writer for flexible foils

The technology disclosed relates to patterning of flexible substrate. One implementation can be applied for production of flexible displays and other electronic devices on flexible substrates. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335434

Rendering global light transport in real-time using machine learning

Some implementations disclosed herein provide techniques and arrangements to render global light transport in real-time or near real-time. For example, in a pre-computation stage, a first computing device may render points of surfaces (e.g., using multiple light bounces and the like). ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335422

Selective learning for growing a graph lattice

A system and method generate a graph lattice from exemplary images. At least one processor receives exemplary data graphs of the exemplary images and generates graph lattice nodes of size one from primitives. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335367

Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof

Provided are a liquid crystal display (lcd) device and a driving method thereof. A method of driving a liquid crystal display (lcd) device includes: transferring a pull-up signal to a corresponding gate line formed in an in-cell touch panel during an image output period in one frame and, after the pull-up signal is outputted during the image output period, turning on a first pull-down transistor or a second pull-down transistor to transfer a pull-down signal to the gate line; and detecting a touch by using a touch electrode formed in the in-cell touch panel while the stage turns on the first pull-down transistor and the second pull-down transistor to transfer the pull-down signal to the corresponding gate line, during a touch sensing period in the one frame, wherein, the stages sequentially transfer the pull-up signal to the respective gate lines.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335216

Schemes and algorithms to reduce the energy and hardware costs of tire pressure monitoring systems

A tire pressure monitoring system where the position and orientation of a receiver antenna associated with the tire pressure monitoring system is at a location that is proximate the tire pressure monitoring system. In one embodiment, the receiver antenna is positioned beneath a vehicle chassis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335213

Lane departure warning/assistance method and system having a threshold adjusted based on driver impairment determination using pupil size and driving patterns

A method/system for lane departure warning/assistance that warns the driver that the vehicle is about to leave a current lane and enter an adjacent lane. The driver is identified, and a corresponding profile is accessed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335205

Combination waterproof paddle controller and waterproof music device

Hand held water propulsion tools, such as paddles and oars, are equipped with a waterproof compartment for a consumer electronic device, such as a mp3 player or a smartphone. Also built into the propulsion tool are speakers, a microphone, and electronic keys, to listen to music, talk on the phone, and control the device secured in the waterproof compartment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130335032

Charging control system, charging control method, and recording medium

A charging control system that controls charging of a plurality of vehicles that run on electricity includes: an assignment unit that assigns an order of priority relating to charging to the plurality of vehicles based on a predetermined index; a receiving unit that receives electric power demands that are requested from an electric power supply side; and a control unit that selects from among the plurality of vehicles in the order of highest priority charging-object vehicles in which the on/off setting for turning charging on and off is to be set to on, and sets the on/off setting of charging-object vehicles to the on setting. The control unit changes the number of charging-object vehicles in response to changes in electric power demands over time.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130334992

Control method implemented in a power converter and intended for identifying parameters linked to the magnetic saturation of an electric motor

A control method implemented in a power converter including an inverter connected to a synchronous electric motor including permanent magnets, the electric motor being modeled in the power converter by a mathematical model of currents in the electric motor expressing a flux current and a torque current on the basis of magnetic-saturation parameters. The control method identifies magnetic-saturation parameters during a learning procedure including applying a static voltage signal and a high-frequency voltage signal along an axis of the flux and/or an axis of the torque of the motor to cause an oscillation of the current on the axis of the flux and/or on the axis of the torque.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130334316

Outsert with variable data

The specification discloses an outsert assembly for pharmaceutical and other containers. The assembly includes an outsert, a tape holding the outsert in a folded configuration, and a machine-readable identifier on the tape. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130334290

Solder paste droplet ejection apparatus, patterning system having the same, and control method thereof

Disclosed herein is a solder paste droplet ejection apparatus including: a nozzle cap forming an appearance and including a heating electric wire provided inside thereof; a nozzle unit formed inside the nozzle cap, spaced apart from the nozzle cap, and surrounded by the nozzle cap; an ejection probe formed inside the nozzle unit, spaced apart from the nozzle unit, and surrounded by the nozzle unit; and a transfer unit formed in a top portion of the nozzle cap and used for a minute movement, wherein a solder paste supplied in a space between the nozzle unit and the ejection probe is ejected in a droplet shape along the ejection probe.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130334254

Portable fuel container with attachment means

Provided is a portable container for holding and dispensing a quantity of gasoline. The container includes an attachment for attaching the container to a support area, such as a belt loop, and a dispensing cap for dispensing the gasoline contained within the container. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130334253

Keg closure with safety mechanism

A closure (100) for a keg (14) comprises a housing (160) and at least one valve element (210) that is movable with respect to the housing. The closure also comprises a lock mechanism having a locking element (215) that is movable with respect to the housing and is capable of holding the valve element (210) in the open state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130333979

Escape chute

An escape chute, including: an upper straight chute, a lower straight chute, a turning chute, a first rotating axle, and a second rotating axle. The turning chute includes a front section, a middle section, and a rear section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130333898

Elastically responsive unibody shear valve

A shear valve utilizing an elastically responsive unibody seal member in operation. The unibody seal member is of unitary constriction and in terms of adjacent ends thereof and an energizing member disposed therebetween. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130333683

Method and apparatus for burning solid fuels by radiative combustion

A method and an apparatus for burning biomass briquettes are provided. The method described herein can create a fire from burning solid biomass that reduces the amount of smoke and harmful gas emissions (e.g., carbon monoxide), increases output power, and improves the combustion of the briquettes used as a solid fuel in a cooking apparatus (e.g., a cooking stove).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130333607

Boat line management

A boat line management device is disclosed. The device having a chamber, a revolving element, an arm, and a spring. ... Corning Incorporated

12/19/13 / #20130333449

Filtration particle quantifier

A particle quantifier includes a filter with a predetermined number of pores of a first predetermined size, a pump, and a fluid path from the pump to the filter. A pressure sensor is responsive to fluid pressure in the fluid path, and a processing module is responsive to the pressure sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130332965

Methods and systems for prioritizing listings based on real-time data

. . . . Methods and systems for a media guidance application that can prioritize media content listings based on the real-time progression of the content associated with the listing. The media guidance application may interpret metadata concerning the progress of the content associated with the listing to determine whether or not a particular user will have, or continue to have, interest in the listing based on real-time statistical analysis.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130332443

Adapting content repositories for crawling and serving

A system for searching files stored in a closed file source that is not accessible via a web crawler obtains file identifiers for files stored in the file source and creates a unique url for each of the identifiers. Each url may be based on a file identifier and a domain portion of a url associated with the system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130332401

Document evaluation apparatus, document evaluation method, and computer-readable recording medium

In order to accurately learn a function for evaluating documents, even in the case where sample documents having missing feature values are included as training data, a document evaluation apparatus is provided with a data classification unit (3) that classifies a set of sample documents based on missing patterns of a first feature vector, a first learning unit (4) that uses feature values that are not missing in the first feature vector and evaluation values to learn a first function for calculating a first score which is a weighted evaluation value for each classification, a feature vector generation unit (5) that computes a feature value corresponding to each classification using the first score, and generates a second feature vector having the computed feature values, and a second learning unit (6) that uses the second feature vector and the evaluation values to learn a second function for calculating a second score for evaluating documents targeted for evaluation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130332230

System, method, software and data structure for independent prediction of attitudinal and message responsiveness, and preferences for communication media, channel, timing, frequency, and sequences of communications, using an integrated data repository

The present invention provides a system, method, software and data structure for independently predicting attitudinal and message responsiveness, using a plurality of attitudinal or other identification classifications and a plurality of message content or version classifications, for a selected population of a plurality of entities, such as individuals or households, represented in a data repository. The plurality of predictive attitudinal (or identification) classifications and plurality of predictive message content (ore version) classifications have been determined using a plurality of predictive models developed from a sample population and applied to a reference population represented in the data repository, such as attitudinal, behavioral, or demographic models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130332062

Obstacle information system of a helicopter

An obstacle information system and method for a helicopter with a warning information processor (3) and a display unit (1) for any obstacle (2) within a predetermined minimum distance d4. Said warning information processor (3) is fed with information related to detected distance d5 and direction of said at least one obstacle (2) detected by an obstacle sensor system (4) to compute and prepare the information for presentation on the display unit (1). ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331932

Method of accessing a carotid artery of a patient

Methods for easy, atraumatic access to areas of the vasculature that are otherwise difficult to access, using steerable guide catheters constructed with components that are selected to provide optimal navigability, torque transfer, and push ability for a variety of typical percutaneous access routes. The catheter wall thickness in the deflecting segment of the guide catheter is about 1 french (⅓ mm) or less, and includes a slotted deflection tube, and this construction allows a very tight turning radius which in turn enables guide catheter access to regions of the vasculature that are otherwise inaccessible.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331881

Method of implanting a pfo occluder in a patient

Methods for easy, atraumatic access to areas of the vasculature that are otherwise difficult to access, using steerable guide catheters constructed with components that are selected to provide optimal navigability, torque transfer, and push ability for a variety of typical percutaneous access routes. The catheter wall thickness in the deflecting segment of the guide catheter is about 1 french (1/3 mm) or less, and includes a slotted deflection tube, and this construction allows a very tight turning radius which in turn enables guide catheter access to regions of the vasculature that are otherwise inaccessible.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331819

Method of accessing a contralateral femoral artery of a patient

Methods for easy, atraumatic access to areas of the vasculature that are otherwise difficult to access, using steerable guide catheters constructed with components that are selected to provide optimal navigability, torque transfer, and push ability for a variety of typical percutaneous access routes. The catheter wall thickness in the deflecting segment of the guide catheter is about 1 french (⅓ mm) or less, and includes a slotted deflection tube, and this construction allows a very tight turning radius which in turn enables guide catheter access to regions of the vasculature that are otherwise inaccessible.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331427

Methods of stimulating cellular growth, synaptic, remodeling and consolidation of long-term memory

The present invention provides methods of slowing or reversing the loss of memory and learning comprising the steps of contacting an effective amount of a pkc activator with a protein kinase c (pkc) in a subject identified with memory loss slowing or reversing memory loss. The present invention provides methods of stimulating cellular growth, neuronal growth, dendritic growth, dendritic spine formation, dendritic spine density, and the translocation of elav to proximal dendrites, and synaptic remodeling. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331344

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

12/12/13 / #20130331237

Composite chair storage device

This invention discloses a composite chair storage device comprising a chair, a slide mechanism and an exercise module for storing a composite chair, and a first roller and a second roller are embedded into two slide rails for performing a linear displacement. With the assistance of a sliding third roller and a pressure element capable of turning over an exercise equipment of an exercise module, the exercise module can be stored into a containing space of the chair or unfolded from the containing space of the chair quickly and conveniently, so as to achieve the effect of folding and unfolding the composite chair effectively.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331231

Method and system pertaining to determination of a contact point for a clutch

A method concerning determining of a contact point for a clutch (106) of a vehicle (100), such that the clutch (106) to transmit driving power between a first power source in the form of an engine (101) and at least one powered wheel (113, 114), by opening of the clutch (106), and when the contact point is being determined and the vehicle (100) is in motion controlling the speed of the first power source (101) towards a first speed (ω1) which is higher than an idling speed of the first power source (101).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331177

Head-to-head and tournament play for enriched game play environment

Methods and systems for enhanced head-to-head hybrid gaming are provided. An enhanced head-to-head hybrid game has a gambling game with a real world engine that provides a randomly generated payout for the gambling game, an entertainment software engine that executes an entertainment game providing outcomes upon a player's execution of the entertainment game, and a game world engine that manages the entertainment software engine and communicates gameplay gambling event occurrences based upon a player's execution of the entertainment game that trigger the gambling game. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130331139

System and method for establishing 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

12/12/13 / #20130330918

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

12/12/13 / #20130330886

Method of forming thin film poly silicon layer and method of forming thin film transistor

A method of forming a thin film poly silicon layer includes following steps. Firstly, a substrate is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330881

Double-sided adhesive tape, semiconductor packages, and methods of fabricating the same

Provided are a double-sided adhesive tape, semiconductor packages, and methods of fabricating the packages. A method of fabricating semiconductor packages includes providing a double-sided adhesive tape on a top surface of a carrier, the double-sided adhesive tape including a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer stacked on the first adhesive layer, the first adhesive layer of the double-sided adhesive tape being in contact with the top surface of the carrier, adhering active surfaces of a plurality of semiconductor chips onto the second adhesive layer of the double-sided adhesive tape, separating the first adhesive layer from the second adhesive layer such that the second adhesive layer remains on the active surfaces of the semiconductor chips, patterning the second adhesive layer to form first openings that selectively expose the active surfaces of the semiconductor chips, and forming first conductive components on the second adhesive layer to fill the first openings.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330868

Organic light emitting diode display device and method of manufacturing the same

The oled display device includes a substrate, a first electrode located on the substrate, a pixel defining layer located on the first electrode to expose a part of the first electrode, a fluorine-based polymer layer located on the pixel defining layer, an organic layer located on the first electrode, and a second electrode located on the entire surface of the substrate. The method of manufacturing the oled display device includes forming a first electrode on a substrate, forming a pixel defining layer on the first electrode, forming a fluorine-based polymer layer on the pixel defining layer, patterning the fluorine-based polymer layer and the pixel defining layer by laser ablation to open a part of the first electrode, forming an organic layer on the opened first electrode, and forming a second electrode on the entire surface of the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330850

Electrode patterning

A method is provided to isolated conductive pads on top of a multi-layer polymer device structure. The method utilizes laser radiation to ablate conductive material and create a non-conductive path, electrically isolating the conductive pads. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330845

Gas cluster ion beam process for opening conformal layer in a high aspect ratio contact via

A method for patterning a layer at a bottom of a high aspect ratio feature of a substrate is described. The method includes providing the substrate having a first layer with a feature pattern overlying a second layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330704

Student information system

In various embodiments, a method for providing online education is disclosed. The method may comprise receiving first data via a first user interface (“ui”) comprising a parent student portal (“psp”), receiving second data via a second user interface (“ui”) comprising a learning management system (“lms”), receiving third data via a third user interface (“ui”) comprising a student information system (“sis”), and/or storing the first data, the second data, and the third data to a central data repository (“cdr”). ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330674

Method of patterning self-organizing material, patterned substrate of self-organizing material and method of producing the same, and photomask using patterned substrate of self-organizing material

A method for performing micro fabrication includes using, as a photomask, a self-organizing material-patterned substrate which is soluble in an organic solvent. A method for emitting light includes emitting the light in a pattern of a nucleic acid which is a self-organizing material immobilized on a self-organizing material-patterned substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330475

Digital drop patterning and deposition device

Liquid dispensing includes providing a downwardly inclined slide surface and a carrier liquid dispensing channel that includes an outlet opening on the slide surface. A carrier liquid source is pressurized causing carrier liquid to flow continuously through the outlet opening of the carrier liquid dispensing channel and down the slide surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330241

Safety device for catalytic converter

Safety devices prevent packaged catalytic converters from being expelled from stacks, or at least reduce the velocity with which such a package may be expelled, in case of an explosion in a bio-fueled appliance, such as a wood-burning stove.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330235

Systems which determine operating parameters and disinfection schedules for germicidal devices and germicidal lamp apparatuses including lens systems

Systems are disclosed which include processor-executable program instructions for receiving data regarding characteristics of a room in which one or more disinfection sources are arranged and determining, based on the received data, individual operating parameter/s for the one or more disinfection sources. Other systems are provided which include processor-executable program instructions for discerning, for each of a plurality of disinfection sources, a target location, region, object or surface within a room in which the disinfection sources are arranged. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330193

Turbomachinery

In a turbomachinery (s1) that is provided with an impeller (1a) and a shaft (2) that are to be fastened, the impeller (1a) and the shaft (2) are fastened by a two-way screw (3) of which the turning direction of the screw thread that is formed on the impeller (1a) side and the turning direction of the screw thread that is formed on the shaft (2) side are opposite directions. As a result, it is possible to fasten the impeller (1a) to the shaft (2) without the need for a complicated and large equipment, and the amount of work during fastening is reduced.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330113

Cosmetic container

A cosmetic container includes a bottle, a cap unit and a magnetic member. The bottle is adapted for accommodating a magnetic nail polish having magnetic particles. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130330008

Methods and systems for applications for z-numbers

The current specification covers various new algorithms, methods, and systems for, e.g., image recognition (e.g., for action, gesture, emotion, expression, biometrics, fingerprint, facial, ocr (text recognition), background, relationship, position, pattern, and object), machine learning, training schemes, feature space, clustering, classification, similarity measures, optimization, search engine, ranking, question-answering system, soft (fuzzy or unsharp) boundaries/impreciseness/fuzziness in language, clustering, and recognition, natural language processing (nlp), computing with words (cww), parsing, machine translation, sound and speech recognition, video search and analysis (e.g. Tracking), image annotation, geometrical abstraction, image correction, semantic web, context analysis, data reliability (e.g., using z-number (e.g., “about 45 minutes; very sure”)), rules engine, control system, autonomous vehicle, system diagnosis, medical diagnosis, biomedicine, large number of images analytics, event prediction, financial forecasting, economics, risk assessment, e-mail management, database management, indexing and join operation, memory management, data compression, and crowd-sourcing (using experts or humans).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329617

Apparatus and methods for control of sleep modes in a transceiver

Disclosed are apparatus and methods for control of sleep modes in a transceiver or receiver. In particular, a transceiver is disclosed including a processor configured to determine timing information concerning sleep periods for at least a portion of components within the transceiver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329552

Method for introducing network congestion predictions in policy decision

There is provided a congestion prediction engine “cpe” of a policy and charging control “pcx”' architecture. The pcc architecture also has a congestion database, a policy and charging enforcement function “pcef” device and a policy and charging roles function “pcrf” node. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329262

Image reading apparatus and computer-readable storage medium

An image reading apparatus of the present invention includes an imaging section which images information described in a read target medium consisting of a plurality of pages, and has a temporary storage section which stores a newly captured image as a current captured image, and stores an image that has been stored as a current captured image as a previous captured image each time the imaging section images the read target medium, a judging section which judges whether a current state is a page-turning state by analyzing the current captured image stored in the temporary storage section, and a determining section which determines the previous captured image stored in the temporary storage section as a storage target when the judging section judges that the current state is the page-turning state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329254

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

An image forming apparatus that is capable of decreasing the stopping time during which the image forming apparatus stops and of increasing productivity. An image forming unit executes print jobs in order. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329182

Interlocking temple connectors for eyewear and associated eyewear apparatuses

A specialized eyewear hinge and attachment device for creating a tool-less eyewear arm changeout system and creating the possibility of turning sunglasses into goggles quickly and easily. The specialized hinge and mating system for eyewear allows for rapid changes of either eyewear stems, the conversion of an eyeglass into a goggle, and/or allows the improved living hinge system to apply an inward pressure which allows for a more secure eyewear fit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329060

Overlay image providing system, server and method

An overlay image providing system, server and method is disclosed. The method comprises an overlay image providing server receiving download request information for an overlay image transmitted by a download device and returning a corresponding overlay image to the download device according to the download request information for an overlay image, wherein the overlay image is uploaded beforehand by an upload device to the overlay image providing server via the network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130329057

Systems and methods for dynamic dwelling time for tuning display to reduce or eliminate mura artifact

Systems and methods for calibrating an electronic display to reduce or eliminate a mura artifact are provided. The mura artifact may be due to differential behavior of common voltage layers (vcoms) in the electronic display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328977

Digital drop patterning and deposition device

A liquid dispensing system includes a downwardly inclined slide surface. A carrier liquid dispensing channel includes an outlet that exits onto the downwardly inclined slide surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328976

Digital drop patterning and deposition device

A liquid dispenser includes a downwardly inclined slide surface. A carrier liquid dispensing channel includes an outlet that exits onto the downwardly inclined slide surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328931

System and method for mobile identification of real property by geospatial analysis

A system and method of identifying real property based on real time sensor collected geospatial data regarding the location, orientation and field of view of a camera enabled mobile computing device by a mobile device and collecting and returning information related to the identified real property. A mobile device user takes a picture of a property (i.e. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328866

Spatially multiplexed imaging directional backlight displays

Disclosed is an imaging directional backlight that cooperates with a spatial light modulator to direct light into a first viewing window for one set of image pixels and into a second viewing window for a second set of image pixels. The waveguide may comprise a stepped structure, where the steps further comprise extraction features hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328688

Earthquake warning system

A method or system for detecting a seismic event includes detecting a primary wave of a seismic event using at least one sensor at a measurement location; using at least one parameter of the detected primary wave to determine an estimated peak ground intensity at the measurement location without determining the magnitude of the seismic event; determining an epicenter of the seismic event; and estimating the intensity of the seismic event at a specified location using the determined estimated peak ground intensity and the distance of the specified location from the epicenter. The epicenter can be determined using sensors at a single location. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328676

Output device for issuing a warning notice

An output device with an output unit for issuing a warning notice is provided. The output device comprises a seat occupancy sensor which is connected with a control device for activating the output unit and which is designed, in case a safety belt on a rear seat comprising a foldable back rest has not been applied, to activate the output unit via the control device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328667

Remote interaction with siri

An electronic device is described. When this electronic device receives a command from another electronic device via a connection using an interface circuit on the electronic device, the electronic device provides the command from the interface circuit to a program module that executes on the portable electronic device, and the program module executes the command. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328636

Vdd-independent oscillator insensitive to process variation

A method of providing an oscillating signal, comprising providing a first constant current flowing from a positive power supply node, the first constant current independent of a variation in a positive power supply node voltage, providing a second constant current flowing from a positive power supply node to a second electrode of a capacitor, a first electrode of the capacitor connected directly to the positive power supply node, the second constant current mirroring the first constant current and charging the capacitor by reducing a voltage across the capacitor. A third constant current is provided flowing from the positive power supply node through a first nmos transistor and mirroring the first constant current, the first nmos transistor having a gate connected directly to the second electrode of the capacitor and an oscillating signal generated by turning on the first nmos transistor when the capacitor reaches a predetermined voltage level.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328525

Auto detection of vehicle type connected to an evse

Apparatus and methods for discerning information about a vehicle (e.g., an electric vehicle's make, model, and/or year of manufacturer) being charged by an electric vehicle supply equipment (“evse”). Vehicle make, model, and model year can be discerned by measuring charging current supplied to the electric vehicle over time and comparing this profile to stored profiles of known electric vehicles. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328344

Sunshade apparatus

A sunshade apparatus includes: a light blocking sheet to block light at an opening of a vehicle and open the opening; a winding member to which a first edge of the sheet is fixed and which is capable of winding and unwinding the sheet; turning members disposed on both sides of the opening in the width direction; a single rope member adjustably engaged with a second edge of the sheet in the operating direction, extending from both end portions of the second edge respectively toward the light-blocking side in the operating direction, and turning at both of the turning members respectively toward the opening side in the operating direction, and whose both side terminals are respectively fixed to both end portions of the winding member to be capable of being wound and unwound by the winding member; and an urging member to urge the winding member to rotate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328330

Latch mechanism system for earthquake and child proofing a cabinet

A latch mechanism system for earthquake and child proofing cabinet door is disclosed. The latch mechanism can be connected to a preexisting cabinet door and either a preexisting or a new door handle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328165

Microfabricated magnetic devices and associated methods

A magnetic device includes a semiconductor wafer, a spiral winding, and a magnetic core. The spiral winding forms a plurality of turns and is disposed in a channel of the semiconductor wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130328136

Structure and method for forming programmable high-k/metal gate memory device

A method of fabricating a memory device is provided that may begin with forming a layered gate stack atop a semiconductor substrate and patterning a metal electrode layer stopping on the high-k gate dielectric layer of the layered gate stack to provide a first metal gate electrode and a second metal gate electrode on the semiconductor substrate. In a next process sequence, at least one spacer is formed on the first metal gate electrode atop a portion of the high-k gate dielectric layer, wherein a remaining portion of the high-k gate dielectric is exposed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327920

Method for detecting light amount uniformity of light-emitting device

A method for detecting light amount uniformity is applicable to a light-emitting device including a plurality of light-emitting elements. First, the light-emitting device is placed in a sensed region of a photo-sensing apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327733

Theft deterrent system for product display device

A product display includes a wall member and a support surface coupled to the wall. Merchandise is displayed on the surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327420

Quick release connector with a ring anti-drop cover

A quick release connector has a body, a positioning mount, a sealing valve and an outer sleeve. The body has a connecting end, a linking end and an air inlet chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327411

Refrigerator having air pressure controllable storage container and storage method thereof

A refrigerator having an air pressure controllable storage container is allowed to control air pressure of the storage container to be temporarily lower than initial air pressure by turning on and off a vacuum pump. The vacuum pump sucks internal air of the storage container, and a controller turns on the vacuum pump such that internal air pressure of the storage container is lower than the initial air pressure, and turns off the vacuum pump such that the internal air pressure is restored to the initial air pressure.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327410

Commercial hot water control systems

A commercial hot water system includes a hot water source, and a hot water delivery line connected between the hot water source and at least one plumbing fixture. A pump, enables circulation of hot water to and from the fixtures. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327147

Micromechanical device for measuring an acceleration, a pressure or the like and a corresponding method

A micromechanical device measures an acceleration, a pressure or the like. It comprises a substrate having at least one fixed electrode, a seismic mass moveably arranged on the substrate, at least one ground electrode, which is arranged on the seismic mass, and resetting means for returning the seismic mass into an initial position, wherein the fixed electrode and the ground electrode are configured in one measurement plane for measuring an acceleration, a pressure or the like in the measurement plane, and wherein the fixed electrode and the ground electrode are configured for measuring an acceleration, pressure or the like acting on the seismic mass perpendicular to the measurement plane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327141

Multifunction sensing system for use with devices employing combustion or burning

A monitoring system for use with electrically operated devices such as portable combustion heaters and having a carbon monoxide sensor, a relative humidity sensor and a supply voltage sensor and controller in a common enclosure mountable on the heater or alternatively in proximity. A user interface provides an indication of the sensor measurements which is readily discernible to persons in proximity to the system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327050

Controlling flame stability of a gas turbine generator

A method and apparatus for controlling a flame stability at a gas turbine generator is disclosed. The method includes forming combustible mixtures at a plurality of fuel nozzles of a combustor of the gas turbine generator; altering an oxygen concentration of at least one of the combustible mixtures at a selected fuel nozzle of the plurality of fuel nozzles; and burning the combustible mixtures at the plurality of fuel nozzles to control the flame stability at the gas turbine generator.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327037

Controller and control method for internal combustion engine

An ecu determines whether or not an engine water temperature has exceeded a predetermined value; and actively opens and closes a wastegate valve, and calculates a shift in a learning value amount. The ecu determines whether or not the learning value shift amount is sufficiently large to surpass a predetermined value and when the determination result is yes (when the condition is fulfilled), takes in the learning value shift. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130327016

Ignition device for two-pulse rocket motor with thermal barrier membrane

In a two-pulse rocket motor provided with a pressure vessel, a first propellant placed within the pressure vessel that burns during a first pulse stage, a second propellant placed within the pressure vessel that burns during a second pulse stage following the first pulse stage, and a barrier membrane placed so as to cover the entire initial burning surface of the second propellant, wherein the barrier membrane is provided with an inner barrier membrane that covers the inner peripheral surface of the second propellant and an aft barrier membrane that covers the rear surface of the second propellant, and an end portion where the aft barrier membrane and the inner barrier membrane meet is joined over the entire circumference thereof. The ignition device includes an energy supply unit, an energy transfer unit connected at one end to the energy supply unit, and an ignition unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/12/13 / #20130326850

Burning-free and non-cyanide method for recycling waste printed circuit board

A burning-free and non-cyanide method for recycling waste printed circuit board is provided, comprising the following steps: desoldering to separate lead and tin; crashing and electrostatic selecting to respectively extract stibium, aluminum, copper, nickel, silver, gold, platinum and palladium. The method can realize the maximization of recycling of valuable metal resources, can thoroughly separate the metal lead and tin for recycling, and meanwhile increase the recycling rate of the metal palladium.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326574

Power-saving audio/video control device

. . . . . . A power-saving audio/video control device determines whether to power on/off a public broadcasting system according to a connecting status of a multimedia device through a power-saving control. The multimedia device provides an audio/video signal to be played by the public broadcasting system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326547

Breakpoint information management method and breakpoint information manager

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a breakpoint information management method and a breakpoint information manager. The breakpoint information management method includes: obtaining, according to a query parameter obtained from a current application program and stored breakpoint information of at least one application program, breakpoint context information corresponding to the query parameter; calculating interest information according to the breakpoint context information; and returning the interest information to the current application program so that the current application program plays a corresponding electronic file. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326519

Virtual machine control structure shadowing

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for processing virtual machine control structure shadowing are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes instruction hardware, execution hardware, and control logic. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326467

Application quality parameter measurement-based development

A development environment provides warnings based on one or more application categories set for an application. Each warning has a trigger threshold and a warning action. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326465

Portable device application quality parameter measurement-based ratings

A development environment simulates conditions combining device states, events, hardware configurations, and usage scenarios, and applies specific rating criteria to arrive at individual quality parameter ratings. Ratings are provided for quality parameters such as user experience, cost awareness, battery friendliness, responsiveness, global readiness, device independence, application stability. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326442

Reliability evaluation and system fail warning methods using on chip parametric monitors

A method of reliability evaluation and system fail warning using on chip parametric monitors. The method includes determining impact of parametric variation on reliability by identifying key parametric questions to be answered by stress, identifying parametric macros for each parameter, and identifying layout sensitive areas of evaluation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326441

Machine-learning based datapath extraction

A datapath extraction tool uses machine-learning models to selectively classify clusters of cells in an integrated circuit design as either datapath logic or non-datapath logic based on cluster features. A support vector machine and a neural network can be used to build compact and run-time efficient models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130326439

Image processing device and computer program for performing image processing

It is an object of the present invention to provide an image processing device for allowing an actual-image-closer pattern to be formed based on the design data, or its simulation image. In order to accomplish the above-described object, the proposal is made concerning an image processing device which includes an image processing unit which sets the operation condition of a charged-particle beam device on the basis of the design data on a semiconductor element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325902

Persistent iteration over a database tree structure

Persistent iteration is performed in stages on nodes arranged according to a node identification (id) that is increasing in order under a parent node in database tree structure. While performing the persistent iteration, storing a start node id of the node where the persistent iteration commenced, a current node id of the node that is undergoing the persistent iteration, a parent node id of the node that is undergoing the persistent iteration, and a numerical value representing the current level and all levels greater than the current level of nodes that are undergoing the persistent iteration. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325839

Single search box global

A global single search system that returns relevant search results for a user search query by identifying user intent and context implied therein. The system supports poi and address searches initiated from a single search box global only. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325833

Language learning opportunities and general search engines

Methods, computer systems, and computer-readable storage media for determining that a user of a general search engine has intent to not only view search results in a native language on a general search engine results page, but also to have non-native language learning opportunities presented on the general search engine results page. The non-native language learning opportunities include a set of search results drawn from a non-native language document source and presented in the non-native language. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325776

Apparatus and methods for reinforcement learning in artificial neural networks

Neural network apparatus and methods for implementing reinforcement learning. In one implementation, the neural network is a spiking neural network, and the apparatus and methods may be used for example to enable an adaptive signal processing system to effect focused exploration by associative adaptation, including providing a negative reward signal to the network, which may increase excitability of the neurons in combination with decrease in excitability of active neurons. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325775

Dynamically reconfigurable stochastic learning apparatus and methods

Generalized learning rules may be implemented. A framework may be used to enable adaptive signal processing system to flexibly combine different learning rules (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement learning) with different methods (online or batch learning). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325774

Learning stochastic apparatus and methods

Generalized learning rules may be implemented. A framework may be used to enable adaptive signal processing system to flexibly combine different learning rules (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement learning) with different methods (online or batch learning). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325773

Stochastic apparatus and methods for implementing generalized learning rules

Generalized learning rules may be implemented. A framework may be used to enable adaptive signal processing system to flexibly, combine different learning rules (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement learning) with different methods (online or batch learning). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325768

Stochastic spiking network learning apparatus and methods

Generalized learning rules may be implemented. A framework may be used to enable adaptive spiking neuron signal processing system to flexibly combine different learning rules (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement learning) with different methods (online or batch learning). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325767

Dynamical event neuron and synapse models for learning spiking neural networks

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for a continuous-time neural network event-based simulation. This model is flexible, has rich behavioral options, can be solved directly, and is low complexity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325762

Adaptive remote maintenance of rolling stocks

Adaptive remote maintenance of rolling stocks is provided by machine-learning (28) of rules. Existing rules or models are automatically updated. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325758

Tailored operating system learning experience

This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a tailored operating system learning experience. The techniques can tailor a learning experience to a user's computing device or a user's specifications. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325757

Cascading learning system as semantic search

A cascading learning system as a semantic search is described. The cascading learning system has a request analyzer, a request dispatcher and classifier, a search module, a terminology manager, and a cluster manager. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325756

Graph-based framework for multi-task multi-view learning

A system and method a multi-task multi-view (m2tv) learning problem. The method uses the label information from related tasks to make up for the lack of labeled data in a single task. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325754

Residential housing complex

A residential housing complex that includes a school. The school (e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325727

Systems and methods for disposing narcotic and other regulated waste

A system for disposing of medical waste is generally configured to sort waste items into a plurality of containers according to applicable rules and regulations governing the handling and/or disposal of such items. In some embodiments, a system comprises sorting stations each of which houses a number of disposable containers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325726

Methods for providing cross-vendor support services

According to one aspect, in response to a request from a mobile application running at a mobile device of a customer, a personalized page is transmitted to the mobile application, the personalized page including a list of products retrieved from a customer profile of the customer. Each of the products is associated with one or more communications channels preferred by an associated client, which are retrieved from the client database. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325586

In-train information display apparatus, in-train information display system, and advertisement display result determining method

The present invention is an in-train information display apparatus that displays, to a passenger, advertisement content delivered from an advertisement-content delivering apparatus, and includes a display unit configured to display the advertisement content, a display monitoring unit configured to photograph a video screen displayed on the display unit, and a display-result determining unit configured to calculate color-related information, which is information concerning a color of the video screen, based on an image photographed by the display monitoring unit, determine, based on the calculated color-related information and reference information for display result determination, which is information concerning a color of the advertisement content normally displayed on the display unit, whether the display of the advertisement content is normally performed, and transmit, as information for display achievement calculation, a result of the determination to the advertisement-content delivering apparatus having a totalizing function.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325483

Dialogue models for vehicle occupants

Methods and apparatus for creating and managing multiple dialogue models in a statistical dialogue modeling system capable of learning, and conducting human-machine dialogues based on selected models. Dialogue models are selected according to feature vectors that describe characteristics of the dialogue participants and their current situation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325477

Speech synthesis system, speech synthesis method and speech synthesis program

A speech synthesis system includes: a training database storing training data which is set of features extracted from speech waveform data; a feature space division unit which divides a feature space which is a space concerning to the training data into partial spaces; a sparse or dense state detection unit which detects a sparse or dense state to each partial space which is the divided feature space, generates sparse or dense information which is information indicating the sparse or dense state and outputs the sparse or dense information; and a pronunciation information correcting unit which corrects pronunciation information which is used for speech synthesis based on the outputted sparse or dense information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325413

Results-based tool selection, diagnosis, and help system for a feature-based modeling environment

In modeling environments, a user typically interacts with a feature-based model by manipulating a feature of the model using a tool that is capable of achieving a number of different results with respect to the feature. An interface may be displayed that allows for manipulations to be made based on a result to be achieved, rather than by providing a generalized tool to achieve the result. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325350

System and method for facies classification

A method of automatically interpreting well log data indicative of physical attributes of a portion of a subterranean formation which include some portion of samples with known facies classification to be used as training data, dividing the training data into two subsets, a calibration set and a cross-validation set, using an automated supervised learning facies identification method to determine a preliminary identification of facies in the subterranean formation based on the calibration set, calculating a confusion matrix for the supervised learning facies identification method by comparing predicted and observed facies for the cross-validation set, calculating a facies transition matrix characterizing changes between contiguous facies, and using the preliminary identification, the facies transition matrix, and the confusion matrix, iteratively calculating updated facies identifications.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325344

Method of dynamic intersection mapping

A motor vehicle is provided having a collision warning system that can map an upcoming road section for the motor vehicle. The system can evaluate potential paths for the road section based on vehicle travel history information through it. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325322

System and method for navigation with inertial characteristics

Embodiments of a system and method for navigation with inertial characteristics are described. Embodiments may include a navigation component configured to generate a map display including at least a portion of a map and a position indicator representing a location of a user on the map. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325301

Method of controlling an internal combustion engine

A method of controlling fuel injection in an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder with an associated fuel injector for performing injection events is proposed, wherein for each injection event a pulse width is determined with which the injector is kept open to spray a desired quantity of fuel. When the quantity of fuel of a given fuel injection event is greater than a learning threshold, a split fuel injection is performed, whereby a first, low injection pulse and a second, complementary injection pulse are executed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325288

Working machine component monitoring system

A component monitoring system monitors whether a component fitted to a working machine is a genuine component, and prevents the use of a counterfeit product or the like. A working machine is provided with a plurality of exchangeable components, and each component is provided with a wireless tag. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325266

Drive system having ongoing pull-slip learning

A drive system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The drive system may have a travel speed sensor, at least one traction device speed sensor, and a controller in communication with the travel speed sensor and the at least one traction device speed sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325263

Average friction learning and average friction change estimation

A learning function is configured to determine a plurality of piecewise linear function coefficients based on measured data for an electric power-assisted steering (eps) system. The measured data include a vehicle speed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325262

Vehicle power source device

A risk-degree setting unit (108) sets the degree of risk for the case where an inverter (103) performs conversion processing (inverter risk degree), and sets the degree of risk for the case where a storage battery (105) stores electrical energy (storage battery risk degree). A final output destination determination unit (109), based on the degrees of risk set by the risk-degree setting unit (108), determines the final output destination of electrical energy output from an electric motor (106), and controls the turning on or off of a relay (110). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325249

Automated, targeted diagnostic probe using a vehicle telematics unit

A system and method for providing diagnostic assistance to a driver of a vehicle when calling a call center following a diagnostic warning being displayed on the vehicle instrument panel. Upon establishing the call, indicator data representative of the warning is automatically sent to the call center where it is used to select one or more diagnostic tests targeted to particular vehicle systems associated with the warning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325151

Control system with solid state touch sensor for complex surface geometry

A solid-state touch sensing system integrated into a control element for a device or equipment. The control element may have complex surface geometry. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130325057

Lever latch assemblies for surgical improvements

A surgical instrument includes a handle movable between first and second positions for transitioning an end effector assembly between states and to a third position for returning the handle. A latch arm coupled to the handle includes one or more engagement members. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130324439

Elastic modulus-modified microenvironment microarrays (emearrays) and uses thereof

A combinatorial elastic modulus-modified microenvironment microarray (emearray) platform and methods for cell-based functional screening of interactions with combinatorial microenvironments. The platform and methods allow for simultaneous control of the molecular composition and the elastic modulus, and combines the use of microarray and micropatterning technologies. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130324229

Substitution hybrid games

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention operate a substitution hybrid game including: a gambling game; a multiplayer entertainment game that triggers at least one wager in the gambling game; a substitution module constructed to access a database containing player profiles associated with players of the substitution hybrid game, and the substitution module is constructed to: detect a substitution request from a human player via a user interface concerning a gameplay session of the substitution hybrid game, where a player profile within the database describes the human player; evaluate whether the substitution request involves a substitution of players that satisfies at least one substitution standard using at least the player profile that describes the human player; and perform the requested player substitution when the substitution request satisfies the at least one substitution standard.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130324127

Method and base station for managing capacity of a wireless communication network

The present invention provides a method and a base station for managing capacity of a wireless communication network, which relates to the field of wireless communications and is capable of saving energy while adjusting capacity of a wireless communication network of a base station. The present invention includes: checking total traffic of all overlay networks belonging to the base station; if the checked total traffic keeps being lesser than a preset load threshold, searching for and determining a first overlay network; maintaining normal work of a power amplifier of at least one antenna in each group of antennas in the first overlay network and turning off power amplifiers of one or more other antennas; and connecting the one or more other antennas to the power amplifiers maintaining normal work in the groups in which the one or more other antennas are located.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130324073

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

12/05/13 / #20130324045

Information processing system, game system, information processing apparatus, recording medium, and information processing method

An example system includes: a communication device including a first wireless communication part performing short-distance wireless communication; and an information processing apparatus including a second wireless communication part performing short-distance wireless communication, a processing part performing processing concerning input or output of information, a restriction part, in correspondence to the processing of one of the second wireless communication part and the processing part, restricting the processing of the other, and an information processing part performing information processing corresponding to a processing result of the second wireless communication part or the processing part whose processing is not restricted by the restriction part.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323989

Drive-n-glide surfboard

Also, there's a crowned deck shape that allows thin rail sensitivity for turning performance and a motor battery arrangement that provides mass centralization of weight. All this, combined with several wireless control means define this new fine handling motorized surfboard.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323931

Device manufacturing and cleaning method

A method of manufacturing is disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a substrate and forming one or more layers over the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323918

Methods for electron beam patterning

A method for electron-beam patterning includes forming a conductive material layer on a substrate; forming a bottom anti-reflective coating (barc) layer on the conductive material layer; forming a resist layer on the barc layer; and directing an electron beam (e-beam) to the sensitive resist layer for an electron beam patterning process. The barc layer is designed such that a top electrical potential of the resist layer is substantially zero during the e-beam patterning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323917

Self-aligned patterning for deep implantation in a semiconductor structure

Methods of forming self-aligned patterns for performing oppositely doped deep implantations in a semiconductor substrate are disclosed. The semiconductor substrate has implantation and non-implantation regions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323898

Method of lithography process with an under isolation material layer

A method of forming a integrated circuit pattern. The method includes forming gate stacks on a substrate, two adjacent gate stacks of the gate stacks being spaced away by a dimension g; forming a nitrogen-containing layer on the gate stacks and the substrate; forming a dielectric material layer on the nitrogen-containing layer, the dielectric material layer having a thickness t substantially less than g/2; coating a photoresist layer on the dielectric material layer; and patterning the photoresist layer by a lithography process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323885

Method of manufacturing high-capacity semiconductor package

A method of manufacturing a high-capacity semiconductor package includes preparing a leadframe not comprising a chip mount area and comprising only a lead on a tape; attaching an interposer on a center area of the leadframe; stacking semiconductor chips stepwise on a first surface of the interposer; performing a first wire bonding process so as to connect the semiconductor chips, the lead, and the interposer; performing a first molding process so as to encapsulate a top surface of the leadframe, the semiconductor chips, and wires; detaching a tape from the leadframe and turning the leadframe on which the first molding process has been performed upside down; stacking semiconductor chips on a second surface of the interposer; performing a second wire bonding process so as to connect the semiconductor chips, the lead, and the interposer; and performing a second molding process so as to encapsulate a bottom surface of the leadframe, the semiconductor chips, and wires.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323705

Content providing system and client terminal

An exemplary content providing system includes a server in which a learning management system is established using teaching material data and a client terminal which downloads the teaching material data from the server and presents the data. The teaching material data includes teaching material management data and content data, which are associated with each other. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323694

System and method for improved human learning through multi-sensory stimulus

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for improving human learning by providing multi-sensory stimulus. A system narrates a text to a user at a narration pace, while determining a focal point of the user's gaze using both a camera and eye tracking analysis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323691

Device and method for computer-assisted learning

Updating and storing the error data set.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323652

Method of fabricating patterned functional substrates

Methods of preparing organosilane-functionalized regions on a substrate surface and more specifically fabricating patterned functionalized substrates suitable to be optically read, the methods generally comprising employing a vapor deposition process of an organosilane gas onto a lithographically patterned silicon surface followed by removal of the patterning media in a bath of organic solvents and ultrasonic excitation. The inventive methods provide optimized surface density of functional species while avoiding deleterious effects that can occur when lithographically patterned substrates are exposed to various gaseous species during the functionalization process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323647

Polymer, resist composition and patterning process

A photo or heat-sensitive polymer comprising recurring units having polymerizable anion-containing sulfonium salt and phenolic hydroxyl-containing recurring units is useful as a base resin to formulate a resist composition having high sensitivity, high resolution and low lwr.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323646

Resist composition and patterning process

A polymer is obtained from copolymerization of a unit having a carboxyl and/or phenolic hydroxyl group substituted with an acid labile group with a hydroxyphenyl methacrylate unit having one acyl, acyloxy or alkoxycarbonyl group. The polymer is useful as a base resin in a positive resist composition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323631

Photo-curable resin composition, photo-curable dry film, patterning process, protective film, and electric/electronic part

A photo-curable resin composition comprising an epoxy-containing polymer, a photoacid generator in the form of an onium salt having tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate anion, a solvent, and optionally an epoxy resin crosslinker forms a coating which serves as a protective film for the protection of electric/electronic parts.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323627

Photomasks, methods of forming a photomask, and methods of photolithographically patterning a substrate

A photomask includes a substrate having a device region and an adjacent edge region over transparent material. The device region includes spaced primary features of constant pitch at least adjacent the edge region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323584

Method for producing an electrode/separator stack including filling with an electrolyte for use in an electrochemical energy storage cell

A method for producing an electrochemical energy storage cell, which has a stack 1 of sheets 2, in particular electrode and/or separator sheets 2, and a liquid electrolyte 4, has the following steps: producing interspaces between a large number of adjacent sheets 2 in the stack 1 (step s1), bringing the stack 1 into contact with the electrolyte 4 (step s2), removing the interspaces produced in step s1 between the large number of adjacent sheets 2 in the stack 1 (step s3). As a result, the electrolyte 4 can be distributed quickly and uniformly over the surfaces of the large number of sheets 2. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323385

Method for pressing cheese molds and cheese mold pressing machine

The present disclosure relates to a method and machine for pressing molds in a horizontal manner. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a machine and method for turning molds over from a vertical to a horizontal position before placing in the press device, such that the molds may be pressed while in a horizontal position, even if the molds were previously filled in a vertical position.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130323122

Citrate anticoagulation system for extracorporeal blood treatments

A machine-readable medium with instructions for pumping blood from a patient's blood stream into an access line, introducing an anticoagulant solution into the pumped blood, filtering the pumped blood and delivering it to a return line, introducing a substitution fluid into the pumped blood, introducing a calcium and magnesium solution into the blood traveling through the return line, and returning the blood back to the patient's blood stream.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322743

Multi-class identifier, method, and computer-readable recording medium

A multi-class identifier identifies a kind of an imager, and identifies in detail with respect to a specified kind of a group. The multi-class identifier includes: an identification fault counter providing the image for test that includes any of class labels to the kind identifiers so that the kind identifiers individually identify the kind of the provided image, and counting, for a combination of arbitrary number of kinds among the plurality of kinds, the number of times of incorrect determination in the arbitrary number of kinds that belongs to the combination; a grouping processor, for a group of the combination for which count result is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold, adding a group label corresponding to the group to the image for learning that includes the class label corresponding to any of the arbitrary number of kinds that belongs to the group.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322741

Teachable pattern scoring method

A computerized teachable pattern scoring method receives a teaching image and region pattern labels. A region segmentation is performed using the teaching image to generate regions of interest output. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322694

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

12/05/13 / #20130322690

Situation recognition apparatus and method using object energy information

A situation recognition apparatus and method analyzes an image to convert a position and motion change rate of an object in a space and an object number change rate into energy information, and then changes the energy information into entropy in connection with an entropy theory of a measurement theory of a disorder within a space. Accordingly, the situation recognition apparatus and method recognizes an abnormal situation in the space and issues a warning for the recognized abnormal situation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322665

Context-aware voice guidance

A context-aware voice guidance method is provided that interacts with other voice services of a user device. The voice guidance does not provide audible guidance while the user is making a verbal request to any of the voice-activated services. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322634

Context-aware voice guidance

A context-aware voice guidance method is provided that interacts with other voice services of a user device. The voice guidance does not provide audible guidance while the user is making a verbal request to any of the voice-activated services. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322606

Telephone system having alert module

One telephone system embodiment having an alert module includes a base unit and at least one handheld unit. The base unit has a processor in data communication with a telephone network interface, a radio receiver, a first local transmitter, a first local receiver, and a first computer memory having a first program. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322588

Nuclear reactor and power generation facility

A nuclear reactor provided with a core which is provided with a new fuel part which contains uranium and a burning part in which fuel burns, wherein power is generated by fission of plutonium and wherein the burning part moves in a direction toward the new fuel part from the beginning to end of the operation cycle. The nuclear reactor is provided with a reactivity applying mechanism to apply the reactivity which can change the power of the core when the temperature of the coolant which flows through the inside of the core changes and performs control to change the temperature of the coolant which flows through the inside of the core in accordance with the change of power which is demanded for the core.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130322555

Power dissipation management for wired transceivers

A system, method and apparatus for reducing a power consumed by a physical layer device (phy). A length of a cable connecting the phy to a link partner is determined. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321910

High angle rear projection system

A system for projecting content at an angle to a rear projection screen. The system includes a projector configured for projecting changeable electronic content and a rear projection screen for receiving the projected content at an angle and displaying the projected content. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321875

Method for producing image forming apparatus, method for adjusting quantity of light emitted from printhead, and method for producing process cartridge

The method for producing an image forming apparatus includes emitting light beams from a printhead; optionally irradiating a photoreceptor with the light beams to form a latent image; optionally forming a visible image on a recording medium corresponding the latent image; obtaining plural pieces of information concerning a property of the light beams or lightness of the visible image at different positions in a direction; calculating variation width of n pieces of information corresponding to an attention area having a predetermined length in the direction; determining the number of pieces of information used for subjecting each of the n pieces of information to moving averaging, based on the variation width; when the number is two or more, subjecting each of the n pieces of information to moving averaging; and correcting quantities of light beams corresponding to the n pieces of information based on the average values.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321755

Liquid crystal reactive monomer and liquid crystal panel

The present invention provides a liquid crystal reactive monomer on a polyimide surface of an alignment film and a liquid crystal panel. The liquid crystal reactive monomer has a hard core and is contained in a liquid crystal composition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321750

Lcd panel, color filter substrate, and method of manufacturing the color filter substrate

A liquid crystal display (lcd) panel, a color filter (cf) substrate, and a method of manufacturing the cf substrate are proposed. The method includes forming a black matrix pattern on an invalid pixel domain on a transparent substrate for forming an alignment mark, coating a transparent conducting layer on the invalid pixel domain for covering the alignment mark, and patterning the transparent conducting layer so that the alignment mark and the peripheral domain of the alignment mark could have a different feature of coverage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321637

Monitor and control systems and methods for occupant safety and energy efficiency of structures

Various systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring and controlling using small infrared imaging modules to enhance occupant safety and energy efficiency of buildings and structures. In one example, thermal images captured by infrared imaging modules may be analyzed to detect presence of persons, identify and classify power-consuming objects, and monitor environmental conditions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321630

System and method for lane departure warning

A lane departure warning system and method are provided. The lane departure warning system includes a camera, a tunnel recognition module, a virtual lane module, and a determination/warning module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321628

Vehicle collision warning system and method

A vehicle collision warning system and method that alerts a driver of an impending collision by displaying enhanced video of an upcoming road segment, where the enhanced video includes an in-path object that is highlighted so that it stands apart. In one exemplary embodiment, the system and method receive video of an upcoming road segment from a forward-looking vision system, obtain certain collision data for an in-path object, and then use the video and the collision data to provide enhanced video to a visual display that is seen by the driver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321614

Driving safety device

A driving safety device relates generally to a vehicle device designed to prevent dead angle or subsequent traffic accidents due to blocking of visual lines by the buildings or columns, and also to guarantee smooth turning avoiding traffic accidents. The driving safety device has at least two cameras set within the range defined from ⅓ front side of the engine hood to the rear side of the bumper bar. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321529

Manufacturing method of liquid ejection head, liquid ejection head, and inkjet printing apparatus

In the case where a slit is provided in a projection portion of an outlet plate, patterning property of a slit can be improved, and a desired slit can be formed. The present invention is a manufacturing method of a liquid ejection head including a substrate; an ejection outlet plate; a channel; and the supply ports formed between the substrate and the ejection outlet plate by joining of the ejection outlet plate onto the substrate; and a projection portion having a slit at a position facing the supply port of the ejection outlet plate, the method including the steps of: forming a first member on the substrate; forming a mold material for forming the slit between first member on the substrate; forming a second member serving as the ejection outlet plate on the mold material; forming the projection portion by removing the mold material.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321438

Display control method and system and display device

The present invention provides a display control method and system, and a display device. The method includes acquiring a status value of a display buffer; comparing the status value of the display buffer with a preset warning value of the display buffer; and adjusting a value of a depth of outstanding bus commands according to a comparison result. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321434

Electronic apparatus and method for switching display mode

An electronic apparatus and a method for switching a display mode are provided. The method includes: turning on the electronic apparatus to enter a full-screen display mode; switching the full-screen display mode to a block display mode when a mode-switching signal is triggered; and enabling a corresponding operation interface in the block display mode according to an execution state of an operation system of the electronic apparatus in the full-screen display mode and displaying the operation interface in the designated block of the display unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321363

Scan driving circuit

The present invention relates to a scan driving circuit, which comprises a decoding circuit, a plurality of level-shift driving circuits, and a control circuit. The decoding circuit produces a decoding signal according to a decoding control signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321345

Optical touch input device with embedded light turning features

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for optical touch detection systems. In one aspect, the optical touch detection systems include a light detector and a light guide including a plurality of angled slots. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321179

Real-time drive assistance system and method

Sending of the information thus obtained to a centralized processing unit (10) using the wireless communication system of each portable mobile communication device (16); processing of the information by means of the centralized processing unit (10) in order to verify the occurrence of potential dangerous situations for the drivers of each vehicle (12); sending, by the centralized processing unit (10) and through the wireless communication system, of warning or danger signals to one or more of the portable mobile communication devices (16) for generating warnings that can alert the drivers of the vehicles (12).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321177

Systems and methods for performing vehicle collision-avoidance warning via sensor pulse

Systems and methods for embedding a warning signal in a sensor pulse. When a taxi anticollision system of a host aircraft senses a threat headed for the aircraft, a warning signal is embedded in a sensor pulse to warn the offending vehicle that it is in the field of view of the host aircraft's sensor and is moving on a trajectory that is threatening collision with the host aircraft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321172

Travel assist apparatus and travel assist method

The present invention resides in a travel assist apparatus that performs assist of warning or support so that departure of a vehicle from a traveling lane is avoided, wherein a timing to the assist is to be performed is changed depending on a lane entering angle of an oncoming vehicle and a lane departure angle of a subject vehicle with respect to the traveling lane. Accordingly, the timing at which the assist is to be performed is changed depending on the lane entering angle of the oncoming vehicle and the lane departure angle of the subject vehicle with respect to the traveling lane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321171

Reducing driver distraction in spoken dialogue

Methods and systems for reducing driver distraction and situation non-awareness related to a dialogue of an automated dialogue system in a vehicle. For a dialogue policy learning session, driver distraction is introduced as an input into a penalty assigner that assesses dialogue quality, and dialogue acts are extended to include dialogues and dialogue act presentation styles which reduce driver workload related to dialogues. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321142

Vehicle headlight state monitoring methods, systems and processor-readable media

A video-based vehicle headlight state monitoring method and system. A vehicle image can be captured by an image-capturing unit and converted to a grayscale image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321141

Tailgate sensor

A tailgate sensor system for providing a warning signal to a driver of a pickup truck when the tailgate is not in a closed position. The tailgate sensor system includes a detector mounted on an exterior of a pickup truck, an activator mounted on and moveable with a tailgate of the pickup truck, and a signal generator in communication with the detector. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321138

Wrong operation detection device, method, and program in tire pressure monitoring system

A wrong operation detection device is disclosed for monitoring whether or not a calibration start for determining an initial deflation index is issued in a tire pressure unadjusted state after a deflation warning in a tire pressure monitoring system for detection of deflation of a tire. The device includes comparison means for comparing a first deflation index serving as a deflation index at any time point in a period from issue of the deflation warning to vehicle stop after the issue of the warning, with a second deflation index serving as a deflation index obtained after the calibration start; detection means for detection of wrong operation of a reset button based on a comparison result by the comparison means; and warning means for issuing a warning when the detection means detects the wrong operation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130321137

Warning device for a motor vehicle having at least one electrically movable closing element for a vehicle opening

A warning device for a motor vehicle having at least one vehicle aperture, which comprises an electrically movable closure element, is provided. The warning device includes a position detector for detecting a position of the closure element, an evaluation unit for detecting a closing command of the motor vehicle and generating a warning signal if with the closing command an opened position of the closure element is sensed, a warning signal generator for outputting a warning signal, and a function operation device coupled to the evaluation unit for outputting the closing command and on which the warning signal generator is arranged.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320991

Voltage monitoring module and voltage monitoring system

A voltage monitoring module includes voltage control circuits each connected between two adjacent input terminals and causing a current to flow to generate a voltage drop when a voltage of a k-th input terminal counted from a high potential side is higher than a voltage of a (k−1)-th input terminal; and a disconnection detection circuit that detects a disconnection between battery cells and m input terminals. The disconnection detection circuit includes an activation circuit that controls a flow of m currents flowing between the m input terminals and a ground terminal; (m−1) first switches having one end connected to each of second to m-th input terminals, and a control terminal connected to each of first to (m−1)-th input terminals, and turning on when a voltage applied to the control terminal is smaller than a predetermined value; and a memory unit connected to another end of the (m−1) first switches.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320948

Current control device

A current control device capable of performing widely applicable failure detection without a motor rotation speed sensor is provided. A current control semiconductor element includes, on a same semiconductor chip, a transistor that drives load, a current detection circuit that detects current of the load, a compensator that calculates an on-duty of the transistor from a current command value and a current value output from the current detection circuit, and a pwm timer that generates a pulse turning on the transistor on the basis of the on-duty. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320876

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

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

12/05/13 / #20130320756

Method for monitoring utilization of an electrochemical energy storage device in a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle

It should be possible in a motor vehicle having an electric drive to allow a deep discharge of the electrochemical energy storage device by a control input (s18), which is otherwise forbidden. In the present case, it is counted how often the deep discharge has occurred, and an event is preferably triggered when a threshold value (i-limit) has been reached for a predetermined number of times, specifically a warning signal is outputted and/or the subsequent deep discharge is blocked (s26).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320699

Vehicle sun visor

A vehicle sun visor includes a sun visor body, a support shaft mounted on a ceiling surface of a vehicle cabin and configured to support the sun visor body at a turning center position of the sun visor body such that the sun visor body is turnable between a storage position at which the sun visor body is oriented along the ceiling surface of the vehicle cabin and a use position at which the sun visor body is able to block light, a damper configured to apply braking force at the time when the sun visor body turns, and a slide mechanism configured to hold the sun visor body such that the sun visor body is slidable in an axial direction of the support shaft with respect to the support shaft.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320698

Vehicle sun visor

A vehicle sun visor includes: an urging member that applies turning force toward a storage position to a sun visor body when a turning angle of the sun visor body from the storage position is a predetermined angle or smaller; and a damper that applies braking force when the sun visor body turns. When a turning speed of the sun visor body toward the storage position is a predetermined speed or lower, the damper braking force is smaller than a value obtained by subtracting turning force based on the weight of the sun visor body from the turning force of the urging member, and, when the turning speed exceeds the predetermined speed, the damper braking force is larger than or equal to the value obtained by subtracting the turning force based on the weight of the sun visor body from the turning force of the urging member.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320650

High lock warning system for fifth wheel hitches

The high lock warning system for fifth wheel hitches provides audible and/or visual warning to the operator of a towing vehicle in the event that the king pin of the trailer passes beyond the forward edge of the fifth wheel hitch plate of the towing vehicle during hitching operations. The system includes a panel pivotally attached to the forward portion of the fifth wheel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320636

Substrate processing apparatus

A substrate processing apparatus is used for a spin drying apparatus, a pencil-type scrubbing cleaning apparatus, an ipa drying apparatus and the like, which are used as semiconductor wafer processing apparatuses. The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate stage and a substrate chuck mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320622

Game for amusement and teaching

An educational board-type game for a plurality of players has world currency as the primary subject matter. The object of the game is to travel the world and earn back the travel expense in 90-days. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320564

Avd hardmask for damascene patterning

A method including forming a dielectric layer on a contact point of an integrated circuit structure; forming a hardmask including a dielectric material on a surface of the dielectric layer; and forming at least one via in the dielectric layer to the contact point using the hardmask as a pattern. An apparatus including a circuit substrate including at least one active layer including a contact point; a dielectric layer on the at least one active layer; a hardmask including a dielectric material having a least one opening therein for an interconnect material; and an interconnect material in the at least one opening of the hardmask and through the dielectric layer to the contact point.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320555

Eda tool and method, and integrated circuit formed by the method

A method comprises: accessing data representing a layout of a layer of an integrated circuit (ic) comprising a plurality of polygons defining circuit patterns to be divided among a number (n) of photomasks for multi-patterning a single layer of a semiconductor substrate, where n is greater than one. For each set of n parallel polygons in the layout closer to each other than a minimum separation for patterning with a single photomask, at least n−1 stitches are inserted in each polygon within that set to divide each polygon into at least n parts, such that adjacent parts of different polygons are assigned to different photomasks from each other. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320481

High density pyroelectric thin film infrared sensor array and method of manufacture thereof

A method of manufacturing a thermal sensor array comprises: (a) providing a first wafer comprising an integrated circuit; (b) providing a second wafer comprising a carrier substrate, a thermally sensitive layer, a first electrode and a second electrode; (c) applying a polymer to a bonding surface of at least one of the first wafer and the second wafer; (d) contacting the first wafer and the second wafer for a period of time and at a temperature and pressure sufficient to create a bond; (e) removing the carrier substrate; and (f) patterning and etching the thermally sensitive layer, the first electrode and the second electrode to create an array of pixels, wherein the first wafer and the second wafer are bonded without the need for fine alignment of the wafers.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320469

Image sensor with low step height between back-side metal and pixel array

A cmos image sensor and a method of forming are provided. The cmos image sensor may include a device wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320287

Memory cell that employs a selectively grown reversible resistance-switching element and methods of forming the same

A method of forming a memory cell is provided that includes forming a steering element above a substrate, forming a material layer on the substrate, patterning and etching the material layer, and oxidizing the patterned and etched material layer to form a reversible resistance-switching material. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320273

Nanocomposites for neural prosthetics devices

Implantable electrically conductive devices are provided having a nanocomposite material coating comprising gold nanoparticles or carbon nanotubes. Such an implantable device may be a neural or other implantable prosthesis, including microelectrodes for use in vivo. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320089

Card reader for mobile device

A card reader for use with a mobile device includes a rotatable face that can be rotated over a portion of the mobile device so that when the user slides a card through the card reader, the overlapping portion of the rotatable face prevents the card reader from spinning or rotating. A foot and/or a housing for a jack on the bottom of the card reader prevents the card reader from accidently turning off the mobile device during use.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130320010

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

12/05/13 / #20130319970

Package

Provided is a package having a synthetic-resin stretch blow molded container (11) for storing a content containing a surfactant, a plug (18) attached to a mouth/neck part (15) of the stretch blow molded container (11), and an outer bag (12) for encasing the entire stretch blow molded container (11) with a space around the periphery of the container, wherein the package can be displayed with the container (11) standing unaided. The stretch blow molded container (11) is formed including a bottom part (14) having a standing arrangement part (13), a mouth/neck part (15), and a body part (16) between the bottom part (14) and the mouth/neck part (15), and a decoration is appended to the outer bag (12). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319947

Process and apparatus for purifying water

The invention relates to a process and apparatus that treats waste water, in particular waste water containing surfactants and including grey water, for local reuse. According to the invention, the process comprises a) collecting waste water in a reservoir; b) injecting gas into waste water from the reservoir to form bubbles in the waste water; c) separating the bubbles, and any entrained contaminants, from the waste water; d) drying the separated bubbles and returning any water recovered from the dried bubbles to the waste water undergoing treatment; e) optionally repeating steps b) to d) to achieve the desired purification of the waste water; and f) collecting the purified waste water. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319881

Fuel valve

A fuel valve includes a cylindrical flow adjusting member having a cylindrical surface formed with two circumferentially extending v-shaped grooves for liquid fuel and air, respectively. The fuel valve further includes liquid fuel and air supply pipes having o-rings at their respective discharge ports which are kept in abutment with the cylindrical surface such that when the flow rate adjusting member is rotated to a position where the v-shaped grooves extend across and protrude from the respective o-rings, the discharge ports of the supply pipes communicate with the respective v-shaped grooves, so that liquid fuel and air flow. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319786

Construction machine

A construction machine includes a condenser 24 for cooling refrigerant for an air conditioner; a fan 21 for cooling the condenser 24 by using forward cooling air produced during normal-rotation drive; other cooled objects such as a radiator 25 and the like disposed under the lee of the forward cooling air with respect to the condenser 24; a refrigerant pressure detector 27 for detecting the pressure of the refrigerant flowing in the condenser 24; and a controller 136 for executing reverse-rotation stop processing for returning the fan 21 to the normal-rotation drive when the pressure p of the air conditioner refrigerant detected by the refrigerant pressure detector 27 reaches a preset normal-rotation return pressure p1 during reverse-rotation drive of the fan 21. Thus, the lowering of the cooling effect of an air conditioner can be suppressed while reducing the burden of cleaning an engine room.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319663

Sagd water treatment system and method

A method and system for treating a water stream which contains fouling organics, where the water stream is recovered from an underground hydrocarbon-containing formation during sagd oil recovery operations conducted on said formation. The method comprises injecting an oxidizing agent, preferably air, into the water stream when first recovered from the underground formation, and using a porous membrane to separate oxidized fouling organics and/or filter separable compounds formed due to injection of the oxidizing agent into the water stream, prior to transferring the water stream to a boiler for re-heating the water stream and turning same to steam for re-injection into said formation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319558

Discharge and purging device, a connecting endpiece and connector comprising such a device

The invention relates to a discharge and purging device (10) adapted for limiting the pressure of a fluid (f) occupying the inner volume of a connecting endpiece (2). The device (10) comprises a valve or a valve actuation piston; an inner enclosure (30) opening out on a front face (22) of the valve or of the piston; and an obturator (60) moveable between a closed position (c1) where it obturates the front face (22) at a first seal area (z92) defining a first seal section (s92) towards the front face (22) and an open position where it no longer obturates the front face (22). ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319537

Flow control of combustible mixture into combustion chamber

In a premix supply, for supplying a fuel and oxidizer gas into a combustion chamber for burning, the premix supply having a smaller diameter flow than the combustion chamber, the premix supply comprising at least one dielectric barrier discharge device (dbd) comprising two electrodes separated by a dielectric, improved flame stability limits may be provided for the adjacent combustor by the actuation of the dbd to induce ionic wind. Both electrodes may be provided in a single wall of the premix supply. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319421

Forehead supports for facial masks

A face mask assembly (fma) for supplying breathable gas to a wearer. The face mask assembly (fma) includes a mask frame including a support, a facial cushion attached to the mask frame, and a forehead support. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319370

Method and apparatus for resetting valve lift for use in engine brake

A method and apparatus for resetting a valve lift for use in an engine brake. A brake piston (160), and a hydraulic fluid passage (214) are arranged within a rocker arm (210) or a valve bridge (400) of an engine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319339

Apparatus and method for using a toilet as a water supply for pets

A method of providing an automatically refreshed water supply for pets is provided by diverting the water from water supply of a toilet to a water dispenser accessible to the pet and returning excess water to the toilet. The water may be diverted from the flush cycle of a toilet to an exterior dish which fills to a predetermined level and then overflows into the toilet. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319329

Plasma-activated deposition of conformal films

Embodiments related to depositing thin conformal films using plasma-activated conformal film deposition (cfd) processes are described herein. In one example, a method of processing a substrate includes, applying photoresist to the substrate, exposing the photoresist to light via a stepper, patterning the resist with a pattern and transferring the pattern to the substrate, selectively removing photoresist from the substrate, placing the substrate into a process station, and, in the process station, in a first phase, generating radicals off of the substrate and adsorbing the radicals to the substrate to form active species, in a first purge phase, purging the process station, in a second phase, supplying a reactive plasma to the surface, the reactive plasma configured to react with the active species and generate the film, and in a second purge phase, purging the process station.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319304

Smokeless wood burner and a new process to create steam to generate electricity

A method of burning a fuel with high efficiency comprises providing a combustion chamber having a combustion region, providing a natural fuel within the combustion chamber on one side of the combustion region, providing a filtered fuel, and providing a substantially cylindrical injector on an opposing side of the combustion region, the injector comprising: an exhaust port in an axial center of the injector; a notch surrounding a circumference of the injector; and a plurality of intake ports in a periphery of the injector and configured to port fluid from the notch to the combustion region. The flow of the fluid toward the center of the combustion region, while the natural fuel is burning within the combustion chamber, causes at least one vortex in which the combustible substances further burn with the air and the filtered fuel.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319303

Method and system for milling a fuel for an oxy-fuel combustion burner

The present disclosure relates to a method of milling a fuel for an oxy-fuel combustion burner, the method includes: separating air into a hot nitrogen gas stream, having a temperature of at least 150° c. And a purity of at least 98 mol-% nitrogen, and an oxygen gas stream; leading at least a part of the nitrogen gas stream to a fuel mill; milling the fuel by means of the fuel mill in a nitrogen rich atmosphere formed by means of the nitrogen gas stream; leading the at least a part of the nitrogen gas stream away from the milled fuel; leading the oxygen gas stream to the oxy-fuel combustion burner; conveying the milled fuel to the oxy-fuel combustion burner; and burning the fuel, by means of the oxy-fuel combustion burner, in an oxygen rich atmosphere formed by means of the oxygen gas stream. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319267

Screen printing device and screen printing method

In outward path and returning path operations of a printing executing step where paste is packed into pattern holes by moving a closed type squeegee mechanism in a squeezing direction, the paste supplied to the outside of the closed type squeegee mechanism on an upper surface of a mask is spread due to a deposition members by moving the deposition members of paste deposition mechanisms positioned on a following side in a traveling direction, in the traveling direction in a state close to the upper surface of the mask. Therefore, a paste film having a predetermined thickness is formed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319265

Screen printing device and screen printing method

In a returning path operation for moving a closed type squeegee mechanism in a direction opposite to a squeezing direction after an outward path operation where paste is packed into pattern holes by moving the closed type squeegee mechanism in the squeezing direction, the paste supplied to the outside of the closed type squeegee mechanism on an upper surface of a mask is spread due to a deposition member, by moving the deposition member of a paste deposition mechanism in a state close to an upper surface of the mask in the direction opposite to the squeezing direction. Therefore, a paste film having a predetermined thickness is formed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319208

Musical learning and interaction through shapes

The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for musical learning and interaction. Embodiments include presenting a musical instrument at a user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319181

Apparatus for tightening threaded fasteners

Apparatus for use with a tool assembly in operations of tightening or loosening threaded fasteners (230) about an axis are disclosed, and in one example includes: a lower clamp assembly (110); an upper clamp assembly (120); a reaction adaptor assembly (130); and a spring assembly (140) formed between the upper clamp assembly and the reaction adaptor assembly. Advantageously an operator can tighten or loosen all fasteners without having to change the initial setup of the apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319172

Securing clip comprising a locking mechanism

Draw-pull bar used for guidance and mechanical mount with a locking mechanism consisting of two locking elements, namely a securing clip with a locking nose shaped as partial ring that is arranged on the toothed ring of the tubular body of the draw-pull bar by means of swivel arm and in which the locking nose engages when the securing clip swivels to the toothed ring. A bar with a hinge is fitted to one side of the resilient partial ring. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319171

Steering wheel and traffic slogan display

A steering wheel enables to naturally raise awareness of a driver of a vehicle or the like concerning safe driving during operating the vehicle, leading to a reduction of traffic accidents of vehicles and violations of traffic regulations in the whole society, the steering wheel having a pad section nearly in the center of a steering section gripped by the driver, wherein a traffic slogan display unit having a character section displaying a traffic slogan and a background section being other than the character section is formed on the pad section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319169

Bicycle stem having controlled release of the steerability thereof

A stem (10) for a bicycle handlebar having controlled release of the steerability thereof, includes a body (24) intended for receiving a stem arm (12) which in turn receives a handlebar, the stem also including a headset (40), elements (14) for attaching the stem (10) to the fork (16) of a bicycle including a head tube and a locking/unlocking element (18), wherein the locking/unlocking element (18) includes at least one key (56) placed in a cavity (54) arranged in the headset (40), a resilient element (58) for returning the at least one key towards the outside of the cavity, holes (36) arranged in the stem body (24) through which the keys pass, a ring (62) suitable for retracting the at least one key (56) through the holes (36) by a rotation or translation movement, respectively. The mounting also provides a headset arrangement.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319085

Vehicle pneumatic tire having a sealing material on the inside of the tire

A vehicle pneumatic tire has a sealing material on the inside of the tire, which material approximately closes off a leak resulting from damage to the tire. A warning system is provided in a section of the tire having the sealing material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130319024

Dual port heat pipe structure for switchgear

A cooling apparatus is provided for a switchgear. The switchgear has an enclosure having a plurality of compartments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130318843

Glowing frame for a hazardous warning placard

A glowing frame for a hazardous material placard is an apparatus used to illuminate the hazardous material placard during the night or dangerous weather conditions. The apparatus is attached to a vehicle carrying hazardous material and includes a frame, a plurality of light emitting diode (led) strips, a drain hole, a pair of wires, and a disconnection mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130318813

Laundry machine and method for cleaning lint filter of laundry machine

The present invention relates to a laundry machine in which the lint filter can be cleaned even at low water pressure and a method for cleaning the lint filter, wherein the invention comprises: a tub in which washing water is accommodated; a drum which is rotatably disposed in said tub; an air circulating unit which supplies air to said tub; an air returning hole which returns the air of said tub to said air circulating unit; a lint filter which filters lint contained in the air which is circulated by said air circulating unit; and a filter cleaning unit which sprays the washing water through a plurality of nozzle holes such that said lint is separated from said lint filter.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130318708

Device for turning over and transferring the patient

A device for turning over and transferring the patient comprises a base, a lifting mechanism, an extension arm, a cantilever beam, and a turn driving device. The lifting mechanism comprises a lifting post and a lift driving device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/05/13 / #20130318686

Headgear with stretchable headband

The present invention is an article of headwear that is adjustable so as to accommodate a wide range of head sizes comprised of at least a crown portion that substantially covers scalp of the wearer. Proximate the lowest edge of the crown portion is a headband permanently affixed thereto that is stretchable in all directions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318622

Private information sharing system

An electronic computing device can be configured to act as a text-entry device and a cursor control device for a second device. The first device can include a touch-sensitive display capable of receiving text inputs and cursor inputs for controlling operations performed on the second device which is communicatively coupled to the first device. . . 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

11/28/13 / #20130318584

Learning information on usage by a user, of one or more device(s), for cumulative inference of user's situation

After authentication, one or more messages are generated by one or more devices that are operatively coupled via a communications network to a computer. Based on receipt of user input in a module in a device, a message transmitted by each device (in reliance on the authentication) includes information that is normally internal to the device and indicative of interaction of a user with the device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318426

Automated learning of document data fields

Methods and systems for transforming at least a portion of a physical document into digital data. One method includes obtaining a first plurality of data items automatically extracted from a first physical document and a validated value for a data field. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318177

Systems and methods for portfolio monitoring

Systems and methods for determining portfolio monitoring are provided. More specifically, various embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for monitoring a portfolio of domain names for expiration, availability, and collection of redirection analytics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318171

System and method for sending a notification based upon information conveyed via unilateral messaging

A method for sending a notification based upon information conveyed via unilateral messaging includes: (a) receiving a plurality of unilateral messages; (b) gleaning selected information from selected unilateral messages of the plurality of unilateral messages; (c) evaluating the selected information according to predetermined criteria to ascertain a trend; (d) when the trend indicates the notification is justified, sending the notification; and (e) when the trend does not indicate the notification is justified, returning to receiving unilateral messages.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318085

Methods and apparatus for use in adding contacts between profiles of different social networks

Techniques for use in adding contacts between profiles of different social networks are described. For each candidate contact in a first profile, the technique involves identifying, for a selected attribute type, whether a match exists between a stored attribute of the candidate contact and a stored attribute of a contact in a second profile. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318081

Peakpower energy management and control system method and apparatus

An integrated energy management and/or control system method and apparatus that continually monitors power consumption on each piece of equipment 2417 and performs detailed analyses of energy consumption curves including derivatives and compares data to historical data on the same equipment as well as going online and acquiring manufacturers specs and comparing to that as well as the same model number equipment in the same or other locations, in order to detect anomalies, abnormal energy consumption or provide early warning of equipment failures.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318017

Devices for learning and/or decoding messages, implementing a neural network, methods of learning and decoding and corresponding computer programs

A learning and decoding technique is provided for a neural network. The technique involves using a set of neurons, referred to as beacons, wherein said beacons are binary neurons capable of assuming only two states, an on state and an off state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130318012

Processing of information

Systems and methods are provided for deriving a prediction from existing data by utilizing information extraction and machine learning, wherein both approaches can be optimized independently from each other. Optionally, deductive reasoning may also be combined with information extraction and machine learning and may as well be optimized independently from the other two functionalities. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317998

Intelligent job matching system and method

A job searching and matching system and method is disclosed that gathers job seeker information in the form of job seeker parameters from one or more job seekers, gathers job information in the form of job parameters from prospective employers and/or recruiters, correlates the information with past job seeker behavior, parameters and behavior from other job seekers, and job parameters and, in response to a job seeker's query, provides matching job results based on common parameters between the job seeker and jobs along with suggested alternative jobs based on the co-relationships. In addition, the system correlates employer/recruiter behavior information with past employer/recruiter behavior, parameters and information concerning other job seekers, which are candidates to the employer, and resume parameters, and, in response to a employer's query, provides matching job seeker results based on common parameters between the job seeker resumes and jobs along with suggested alternative job seeker candidates based on the identified co-relationships.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317819

System and method for unsupervised and active learning for automatic speech recognition

A system and method is provided for combining active and unsupervised learning for automatic speech recognition. This process enables a reduction in the amount of human supervision required for training acoustic and language models and an increase in the performance given the transcribed and un-transcribed data.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317731

Defined interval (di) risk based air traffic control separation

A method and process redefining the air traffic control system-state into a derivational, optimized air traffic control environment capitalizing on data exchange and interactive surveillance modalities with satellite functionality is disclosed. Data interrogation will exchange operationally relevant real-time information amongst users and regulators, and a computer complex. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317703

Process for setting the pivotal angle of the curve headlights of a vehicle

Projection distance without modification when using an expected route for the vehicle that does not involve turning at a crossroad or intersection.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317683

Transmission control device for hybrid vehicle

In a transmission control device for a hybrid vehicle, when an engine torque is equal to or less than a predetermined value during a constant speed traveling, a learning engine rotational speed is set to a rotational speed being higher by +α than the present engine rotational speed. Then, a learning engine torque is calculated that corresponds to the learning engine rotational speed, a learning clutch actuator operation amount is obtained that corresponds to the learning clutch torque, and a clutch actuator is operated based on the learning clutch actuator operation amount. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317656

Peakpower energy management and control system method and apparatus

An integrated energy management and/or control system method and apparatus that continually monitors power consumption on each piece of equipment 2417 and performs detailed analyses of energy consumption curves including derivatives and compares data to historical data on the same equipment as well as going online and acquiring manufacturers specs and comparing to that as well as the same model number equipment in the same or other locations, in order to detect anomalies, abnormal energy consumption or provide early warning of equipment failures.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317410

Catheter curvature braces and methods of using same

A catheter curvature brace, catheter assembly and method for managing fluid in a patient, the brace being attachable to a distal portion of a shaft of a catheter and having an elongated frame with a distal end and a proximal end. The frame is formed with at least one curve in a relaxed curved configuration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317364

E-bra and methods for early detection of breast tumor

An e-bra and a method of using the said e-bra for early detection of breast cancer are disclosed. The method requires women wear the e-bra once a week for ten minutes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317329

Non-invasive, continuous, real-time system for determining tissue hypoperfusion

A non-invasive, continuous, real-time detection system for determining an amount of tissue hypoperfusion in a patient includes an illumination system adapted to illuminate a section of tissue of a patient with light comprising at least five wavelength components, a detection system arranged to detect light from the illumination system after the light has passed through the section of tissue, and a signal processing system adapted to communicate with the detection system. The signal processing system is configured to calculate a relative amount of each of five forms of hemoglobin compared to substantially total hemoglobin, the five forms of hemoglobin being oxy-hemoglobin, deoxy-hemoglobin, met-hemoglobin, carboxy-hemoglobin, and sulf-hemoglobin. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130317130

3d microfluidic devices based on open-through thermoplastic elastomer membranes

The invention provides a new process for patterning tpe membranes for use in the design and fabrication of 3d microfluidic devices. The process involves patterning a tpe material without permitting the highest features of the mold to come into contact with the counter-plate, whereby adhesion between the tpe and the mold or counter-plate during demolding results directly in removal of the excess layer from the tpe membrane to produce well formed micrometric-sized open-through holes in the tpe membrane. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316900

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

11/28/13 / #20130316862

Continuously variable transmission system

A continuously variable transmission (cvt) system, which turns the rear wheels of a lawn mower or similar vehicle at different speeds in a coordinated method with the front steering wheels in order to achieve the best turning radius (including a tight or zero turn radius, if desired) under most conditions. The system comprises two stages: the first stage comprising a fixed center distance cvt pulley system, and the second stage comprising dual cvts (e.g., left and right) that input into dual gear reducers (left and right), which are mechanically connected to the rear wheels. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316771

Cracker roller disc

A method of manufacturing cracker roller discs comprises forming a disc blanks and machining to produce the final form. The disc blank has an axial bore through the centre, a first portion radially outward of the centre of substantially constant thickness, a second portion radially outward of the first portion which second portion tapers towards the periphery of the disc blank, and a plurality of upstanding ridges extending radially outward across the second portion on opposed faces of the disc. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316768

System for enabling unintentional direct or remote cellular telephone switch-off

The present invention is a system for turning off involuntarily, physically or remotely a cellular telephone, represented by an inventive solution in the industry and commerce of telephone devices, mainly mobile telephones, the object of which is that the cellular device (4) must always remain “off” when connected to the battery charger (2), or on the base (11) of a wireless telephone charger, irrespective of the fact that is connected to the power supply (1) or not, thus eliminating the risks to the safety of the user (5), mainly when the battery recharge operation (8) takes place in a climatic condition of high power discharge, and for such purpose it will be enough to keep the pin (3) of the battery charger (2) connected to the connecting opening (4b), so that the “turn on” function of the on/off switch (4a) is deactivated while said connection is carried out, and additionally a remote safety system is provided, which system is turned off automatically when an adverse climatic condition is detected, independently of the user's proactive or reactive action, in such a way that when the cellular device (4) is in normal use, that is, removed from the charger, so that the users do not attract fatal thunderbolts.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316640

Schedule subscription system

A subscription system includes a national subscription server capable of tracking which local stations subscribe to particular radio station music formats, for example ac middays, top 40 afternoons, morning programs, or overnight contemporary ac. A local music scheduler can query the subscription server for a log of nationally scheduled content to fill one or more dayparts of a local broadcast schedule. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316548

Single-shot semiconductor processing system and method having various irradiation patterns

High throughput systems and processes for recrystallizing thin film semiconductors that have been deposited at low temperatures on a substrate are provided. A thin film semiconductor workpiece (170) is irradiated with a laser beam (164) to melt and recrystallize target areas of the surface exposed to the laser beam. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316537

Self-aligned nand flash select-gate wordlines for spacer double patterning

A method for double patterning is disclosed. In one embodiment the formation a pair of select gate wordlines on either side of a plurality of core wordlines begins by placing a spacer pattern around edges of a photoresist pattern is disclosed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316520

Methods of forming contact regions using sacrificial layers

Methods of patterning semiconductor contact materials on a crystalline semiconductor material which allow high-quality interfaces between the crystalline semiconductor material and the patterned semiconductor contact material are provided. Blanket layers of passivation material and sacrificial material are formed on the crystalline semiconductor material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316514

Method of fabricating a gate

A method of fabricating a gate includes sequentially forming an insulation layer and a conductive layer on substantially an entire surface of a substrate. The substrate has a device isolation layer therein and a top surface of the device isolation layer is higher than a top surface of the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316473

Method of processing inkjet head substrate

A method of processing an inkjet head substrate includes, in series, a step of forming a barrier layer on a substrate and forming a seed layer on the barrier layer, a step of forming a resist film on the seed layer and patterning the resist film such that the resist film has an opening corresponding to a wiring section configured to drive ink discharge energy-generating elements, a step of forming the wiring section in the opening of the patterned resist film, a step of removing the resist film, a step of laser-processing a surface of the substrate, a step of forming an ink supply port by anisotropically etching the substrate, and a step of removing the barrier layer and the seed layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316472

High productivity combinatorial oxide terracing and pvd/ald metal deposition combined with lithography for gate work function extraction

Metal gate high-k capacitor structures with lithography patterning are used to extract gate work function using a combinatorial workflow. Oxide terracing, together with high productivity combinatorial process flow for metal deposition can provide optimum high-k gate dielectric and metal gate solutions for high performance logic transistors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316323

Method and system for providing collaborative learning

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for providing collaborative learning. In one embodiment, a method includes presenting a first task to a plurality of users on a shared display and receiving inputs via respective input devices for collectively solving the task. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316322

Method and apparatus for providing collaborative learning

The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for providing collaborative learning. In one embodiment, a method includes presenting a visual representation of a task in a first modality to a plurality of users in a group on a shared display and receiving a plurality of inputs from input devices associated with the respective users for solving the task. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130316320

Contextual just in time learning system and method

A system and method of presenting context-sensitive learning assets, such as videos or other files, in a user interface. The user interface components send an identifier of the context of a user interface to a learning platform, which is used to identify content descriptors for the appropriate learning assets. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315740

Method and equipment for turning a blade or a blade part for a wind turbine during production or installation

A method for installing an inner blade part or a wind turbine blade and to a lifting bracket for use in performing said method, e.g., a inner blade part for a partial pitch wind turbine blade comprising an inner blade part and an outer blade part, said inner blade part comprising a first flange for connection to a hub flange at a wind turbine hub and a second flange for connection to an outer blade part, said flanges all comprising a number of bolts and/or bolt holes. The lifting bracket has a flange for connection to a suitable number of bolts and/or bolt holes at said second flange on the inner blade part, the flange having a first surface and an opposite second surface arranged for interfacing with the first flange, and further the lifting bracket also has at least one lifting lug and at least one counter weight.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315715

Energy saving device rotating half circle and turning back with help of gravity

An energy saving device rotating a half circle and turning back with the help of gravity is revealed. In the first half cycle of a circle movement, a transmission shaft of a motor rotor is controlled to rotate and further drive a first rotating shaft rotating in one direction by a first speed change gear mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315476

Automatic image adjustment parameter correction

Techniques are disclosed relating to modifying an automatically predicted adjustment. In one embodiment, the automatically predicted adjustment may be adjusted, for example, based on a rule. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315465

Whole tissue classifier for histology biopsy slides

Disclosed is a computer implemented method for fully automated tissue diagnosis that trains a region of interest (roi) classifier in a supervised manner, wherein labels are given only at a tissue level, the training using a multiple-instance learning variant of backpropagation, and trains a tissue classifier that uses the output of the roi classifier. For a given tissue, the method finds rois, extracts feature vectors in each roi, applies the roi classifier to each feature vector thereby obtaining a set of probabilities, provides the probabilities to the tissue classifier and outputs a final diagnosis for the whole tissue.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315449

Electronic manifest of underground facility locate marks

A method performed by a device may include receiving information regarding a particular geographic area; retrieving an aerial image of the particular geographic area; displaying the aerial image; determining an approximate geographic location of a mark denoting an underground facility; overlaying, on the displayed aerial image, information concerning the approximate geographic location of the mark denoting the underground facility; and storing the aerial image and the information concerning the approximate geographic location of the mark denoting the underground facility.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315364

Device for turning a container, particularly for nuclear fuel assembly, turning assembly, and nuclear power plant

A device for turning a container about a turning axis is provided. The device includes a stationary holding member and two bearing members which are spaced apart along the turning axis on each side of a space for receiving a container, and which are capable of being used for bearing on the container while enabling the rotation of the container about the turning axis relative to the bearing members. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315123

Method and apparatus for cellular signaling

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, including a memory configured to store a plurality of service provision group identifiers, at least one processing core configured to compile system information concerning a cell, the system information including a list including the service provision group identifiers, and at least one transmitter configured to cause the system information to be transmitted. In some embodiments, the list of service provision group identifiers is indicated in the system information as a list of service provision group identifiers which the cell represents, and the cell does not to a full extent represent at least one of the indicated service provision group identifiers.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130315021

Semiconductor device and method for driving semiconductor device

A semiconductor device capable of simply performing power gating and a driving method thereof are provided. Power gating is started passively (automatically in the case of satisfying predetermined conditions). ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314989

Memory system

A memory system includes nonvolatile memory cells each configured to store more than one bit of data, dummy memory cells adjacent to the nonvolatile memory cells, and a control section that applies a read voltage to the nonvolatile memory cells while a first voltage is applied to a gate of the dummy memory cells, when data of the nonvolatile memory cells are read out. The first voltage is higher than a second voltage for turning on the nonvolatile memory cells whose data are not read during the read out.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314829

Switching device

In the present invention, a main switch circuit (13) is provided between an electric power line (pl), to which voltage outputted from a solar cell (11) is applied, and a battery module (12). A protection circuit (19) turns off the main switch circuit (13) to protect the battery module (12) from overcharging when the voltage (vbat) of the battery module (12) is equal to or greater than an upper limit voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314683

Spatial light modulator, method of driving same, and exposure method and apparatus

A method of driving a spatial light modulator includes: setting, in an array of mirror elements, mirror elements in a first state for turning incident light into reflected light with the same phase as that of the incident light or with a phase different by a first phase from that of the incident light and mirror elements in a second state for turning incident light into reflected light with a phase different approximately 180° from the first phase to an arrangement with a first phase distribution; and setting, in the array of mirror elements, the first mirror elements and the second mirror elements to an arrangement with a second phase distribution which is an inversion of the first phase distribution.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314658

Liquid crystal display

A liquid crystal display uses a layout which reduces the number of data lines relative to the number of pixel columns by providing one data line for every two pixel columns. The display is structured to prevent a passivation layer from becoming opaque due to a manufacturing haze effect by forming the pixel electrode below a gate insulating layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314627

Electrically-driven liquid crystal lens panel and stereoscopic display panel

An electrically-driven liquid crystal lens panel includes a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer, alignment layers, and electrode layers. The electrode layer is disposed between the alignment layer and the substrate, has effective and non-effective regions, and includes electrodes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314596

Electronic apparatus, control method of electronic apparatus, and control program of electronic apparatus

One embodiment provides an electronic apparatus, including: a first detector configured to attempt to detect a telop and a warning sound from a received video content at a first image reading interval and a first sound reading interval, respectively; and a second detector configured to attempt, upon a detection of at least one of a telop and a warning sound by the first detector, to detect a telop and a warning sound from the video content at a second image reading interval and a second sound reading interval which are shorter than the first image reading interval and the first sound reading interval, respectively.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314485

Attachment mechanism of optical scanner and image forming apparatus

An attachment mechanism of an optical scanner includes a supporting structure with an opening and a fixing member. The fixing member positions and fixes the optical scanner with a positioning boss held by the opening. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314445

Digital clock with internet connectivity and multiple resting orientations

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

11/28/13 / #20130314399

Recording medium, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method

An example information processing apparatus includes: an operation part; an attitude output part outputting, in time series, attitude data corresponding to attitude; an information storage part storing, in time series, information relevant to the attitude data outputted by said attitude output part; a display processing part, in correspondence to the attitude data outputted by said attitude output part, performing processing concerning display of a three-dimensional virtual space; an information acquiring part, from the information stored in time series by said information storage part, acquiring information corresponding to the time preceding by a given period the time that operation was performed on said operation part; and an information processing part, on the basis of the operation performed on said operation part and the information acquired by said information acquiring part, performing information processing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314341

Method, apparatus, and graphical user interface for providing visual effects on a touchscreen display

A graphical user interface, method and apparatus for providing visual effects on a touchscreen display, including: displaying a first screen; detecting a multi-point touch on the first screen; detecting a first touch event based on the multi-point touch; turning the first screen into a garbage object in response to the first touch event; and removing the garbage object by moving the garbage object to a trash bin icon.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314278

Mobile terminal and gps engine control method thereof

A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes turning on, via a controller of the mobile terminal, a global positioning system (gps) engine to measure a position of the mobile terminal and provide a position-related service using the position measured by the gps engine; sensing, via a sensor of the mobile terminal, a movement characteristic of the mobile terminal; temporarily turning off the gps engine when the sensed movement characteristic of the mobile terminal is below a predetermined threshold; and turning back on the gps engine when then sense movement characteristic is greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314266

Transmitter augmented radar/laser detection using local mobile network within a wide area network

A radar/laser emission detector is augmented with a cellular communications capability to provide the capability to share emission detection information amongst drivers to give other drivers even more advanced warning. A network of a plurality of cellular augmented radar/laser emission detector devices may be formed, each having the capability to source the location of radar or laser emission detections to others requesting access to such information, and each being warned when within a proximity of a recent radar or laser emission detection reported by at least one of the plurality of hybrid radar/laser detector devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314264

Data processing method, and relevant devices

A data processing method, a data processing system, and relevant devices are provided, which are used to reduce system power consumption. The method in embodiments of the present invention includes: performing sampling on an analog signal to obtain an analog sample value; performing analog-to-digital conversion on the analog sample value to obtain a digital signal; dividing bits forming the digital signal into at least two bit groups; and turning off output of bits in at least one bit group if a preset turnoff condition is satisfied. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314251

Vehicle approach warning apparatus

A vehicle approach warning apparatus has a failure determining section and a monitor voltage output circuit connected to a potential change terminal. During a sound emit period where a warning signal is being outputted to an sound emitter for emitting a warning sound, the output circuit outputs a monitor voltage from an output terminal by half-wave rectifying and integrating the warning signal upon a change of a potential of the potential change terminal to a high level. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314240

Magnetically controlled warning lamp

A magnetically controlled warning lamp has a light module and a circuit board mounted in the body. The circuit board has a magnetic device, a control module and a power module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314234

Method for warning of residual amount of liquid detergent

A method for warning of a residual amount of liquid detergent includes: calculating a total use amount of liquid detergent by adding up a use amount of liquid detergent whenever a washing process is performed; and comparing the total use amount of liquid detergent to a reference amount, and warning of a residual amount of liquid detergent according to the comparison result. Accordingly, a user does not need to frequently check the residual amount of liquid detergent, and may easily fill up a container with the liquid detergent. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314224

Vehicle approach notification unit

A vehicle approach notification unit disposed in a vehicle for producing a notification sound outside of the vehicle includes a small speaker producing the notification sound having an audible frequency. The small speaker is disposed on a sound tube of a horn of the vehicle, the horn producing a warning sound. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314119

Testing structure and method of using the testing structure

A metal-to-metal leakage and breakdown testing structure for semiconductor structures and method of using the testing structure is disclosed. The testing structure includes plurality of resistor bridges connected to respective two terminal devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314098

Equipment and a plug-in unit of the equipment

Equipment including at least one plug-in unit (102) and a body device (101) for receiving the plug-in unit is presented. The equipment includes a circuit (124) including a test signal generator for supplying a test signal to a measurement circuit including galvanic contacts provided by electrical connectors between the body device and a plug-in unit so that the test signal belongs at least partly to a frequency band used in data transfer between the plug-in unit and the body device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314040

Vehicle and system for charging the same

Provided is a practical plug-in hybrid vehicle or an electric vehicle as well as a charge system, a fuel consumption measurement system, and an environment protection system for the vehicles. The charge system includes an electric power source charging a vehicle having a battery, a power supply unit for supplying electric power from the electric power source to the vehicle, and a power cable communication unit for performing power cable communication concerning the vehicle and the charging via the power supply unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130314020

Bridge output circuit, motor driving device using the same, and electronic apparatus

A bridge output circuit includes an output terminal, a high side transistor, a low side transistor, a high side driver for controlling a gate voltage of the high side transistor, a low side driver for controlling a gate voltage of the low side transistor, and a controller for controlling the high side and low side drivers. The low side driver includes a first current source, a second current source, and a first assist circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313793

Rotating assembly

A synchronized rotating wheel assembly for a recreational device having wheels is disclosed. The assembly includes a base plate having top and bottom surfaces, the top surface of the base plate adapted to be attached to a portion of the recreational device, a gear assembly joined with the bottom surface of the base plate, and first and second wheel assemblies respectively joined with the first and second interconnected gears. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313779

Community card poker game

Systems and methods are provided to facilitate a player re-entering a card game, even though they may have “folded” their hand on a previous turn in the card game. Conventionally, in traditional forms of community card poker games, once a player has folded their hand they are unable to take part in the game currently being played. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313626

Methods and apparatus for non-volatile memory cells

Methods and apparatus for non-volatile memory cells. A memory cell includes a floating gate formed over a substrate with a tunneling dielectric over an upper surface of the floating gate and an erase gate over the tunneling dielectric. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313384

Support device

A support device for a tripod includes a base body. On the base body, a pan turning body is provided turnably in the horizontal direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313373

Apparatus for bi-directional downstream adjacent crossing signaling

First and second crossing predictors communicate with each other, and each predictor transmits signals to instruct downstream adjacent predictors to activate their warning devices at a constant warning time (referred to as daxing) by using train detection information from the other predictor. The communications between the predictors may be rail based, wireless or wired using conductors other than rails. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313224

Method for forming antenna and compression head

An embodiment of the invention provides a method for forming an antenna which includes: providing a workpiece having a surface; providing a compression head including a main body, a soft rubber head disposed on the main body, and at least a through-hole, wherein the through-hole penetrates through the main body and the soft rubber head; adsorbing and fixing a conducting film on the soft rubber head through the through-hole; moving the compression head against the surface of the workpiece to press the conducting film onto the surface of the workpiece; removing the compression head; and patterning the conducting film.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313194

Method of optimizing clearance for protein-bound molecules using cascade filtration therapy

A method of removing unwanted molecules from blood includes (i) directing a flow of blood from a patient through a first hemofilter, (ii) removing a volume of fluid from the blood using the first hemofilter, (iii) combining a volume of first substitution fluid with an outflow from the first hemofilter, the volume of first substitution fluid being substantially equal to the volume of fluid removed from the blood using the first hemofilter, (iv) directing the combined first hemofilter outflow and the first substitution fluid volume from the first hemofilter through a second hemofilter, (v) combining a second substitution fluid with outflow from the second hemofilter, and (vi) returning the combined second hemofilter outflow and the second substitution fluid volume from the second hemofilter to the patient.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313121

Method of forming interconnects for three dimensional integrated circuit

A method of forming interconnects for three dimensional integrated circuits comprises attaching a metal layer on a first carrier, attaching a first side of a packaging component on the metal layer, wherein the packaging component comprises a plurality of through vias. The method further comprises filling the plurality of through vias with a metal material using an electrochemical plating process, wherein the metal layer functions as an electrode for the electrochemical plating process, attaching a second carrier on a second side of the packaging component, detaching the first carrier from the packaging component, forming a photoresist layer on the metal layer, patterning the photoresist layer and detaching exposed portions of the metal layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130313002

Multilayer printed circuit board and method for manufacturing same

A method for manufacturing a multilayer printed circuit board includes the step as follows: providing a glass wiring substrate, the glass wiring substrate comprising a first electrically conductive pattern, a glass base, and a second electrically conductive pattern, the second electrically conductive pattern comprising a plurality of first solder pads; laminating a first lamination substrate onto the glass wiring substrate, the first lamination substrate comprising a first base layer and a first electrically conductive material layer on the first base layer, such that the first base layer is sandwiched between the first electrically conductive pattern and the first electrically conductive material layer; patterning the first electrically conductive material layer to form a third electrically conductive pattern, and electrically connecting the third electrically conductive pattern to the first electrically conductive pattern, and forming a first solder mask on the glass wiring substrate, thereby obtaining a multilayer printed circuit board.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312959

Methods and systems for enhanced delivery of thermal energy for horizontal wellbores

Systems and methods for delivery of thermal energy to horizontal wellbores are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises heating a heat transfer fluid; circulating the heat transfer fluid into a vertical bore to a heat exchanger; advancing feedwater into the vertical bore to the heat exchanger, wherein the heat exchanger is configured to transfer heat from the heat transfer fluid to the feedwater to generate steam; transmitting the steam from the heat exchanger into a horizontal wellbore to cause heating of a subterranean region; and returning the heat transfer fluid from the heat exchanger to the surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312858

Flow control grid

A flow control grid includes a plurality of channel assemblies connected to one another. Each of the plurality of channel assemblies defines a flow straightening section and a flow turning section. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312646

Reducing mercury emissions from the burning of coal

Make a highly cementitious ash product.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312616

Exhaust purification system for working machine

An exhaust purification system for a working machine reliably issues filter regeneration warnings to the operator, prompting manual regeneration, so that damage to the dpf device can be avoided. When a pm estimate becomes higher than a given value, a screen displays a warning message prompting manual regeneration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312587

Enhancement to the private study of musical performance

A method is presented that selects a musical exercise to be performed by a student based on the assessment of previous performances of musical exercises within a syllabus. The musical exercises within the syllabus that have been performed more poorly are more likely to be selected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312503

Outboard motor

A misfire detecting portion executes a misfire detection control that involves evaluating the presence or absence of a misfire in an engine on the basis of an angular speed computed by an angular speed computing portion, and outputting an alert signal to provide notification about a misfire when a misfire is present. A learning portion conducts learning of an operational parameter on the basis of a detection value of a sensor when an engine rotation speed is within a predetermined first range that is larger than a predetermined idling rotation speed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312486

Exhaust gas analyzing apparatus, exhaust gas analyzing system and method of operating the same

An exhaust gas analyzing apparatus includes analyzer main bodies, exhaust gas introducing parts for guiding the exhaust gas from an exhaust pipe, through which the exhaust gas passes, to the analyzer main body, heaters for heating the analyzer main bodies and the exhaust gas introducing parts, respectively, and a temperature regulating mechanism for controlling the heaters to regulate temperatures of the analyzer main bodies and the exhaust gas introducing parts, and a first mode which has the temperature regulating mechanism regulate the temperatures of the analyzer main body and the exhaust gas introducing part to an analyzable temperature that is a predetermined temperature allowing a start of analysis of the exhaust gas, or a second mode which has the temperature regulating mechanism regulate the temperature of the analyzer main body to the analyzable temperature and turning off the heater for the exhaust gas introducing part can be selected.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/28/13 / #20130312276

Home laundry drier

A home laundry drier (1) includes a laundry drum (4) which is located inside a casing (3) to rotate about an longitudinal axis (a), and a closed circuit hot-air generator (7) provided with: an air recirculating conduit (8) connected to laundry drum (4); a centrifugal fan (9) and heat-pump means (10). The heat pump means (10) includes first (12) and second air/refrigerant heat exchangers (13) located in the air recirculating conduit (8) to cool the airflow coming out from the laundry drum, and respectively, to heat the airflow returning back into laundry drum (4). ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130312047

Transmitting timing information for content in a data stream

A handheld electronic device includes a reduced qwerty keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able to employ contextual data in certain circumstances to prioritize output and to learn new contextual data.. The invention provides a method and apparatus that addresses and resolves the issues currently affecting the ability to offer enhanced tv, in particular, those issues concerning timing and synchronization, interaction with other modules in the stb, and distribution.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130312025

Method and apparatus for transmitting data in a data stream

The invention provides a method and apparatus that addresses and resolves the issues currently affecting the ability to offer enhanced tv, in particular, those issues concerning timing and synchronization, interaction with other modules in the stb, and distribution.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311909

User interface for comparing items using gestures

In an example embodiment, a method of presenting marketplace listings is provided. Search parameters are received from a user interface on an electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311800

Information processing system and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing system includes an obtaining unit, a specifying unit, and an output unit. The obtaining unit obtains information indicating a state of the use of each of plural electrical apparatuses. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311462

Method and system relating to re-labelling multi-document clusters

Individuals receive overwhelming barrage of information which must be filtered, processed, analysed, reviewed, consolidated and distributed or acted upon. However, prior art tools for automatically processing content, such as for example returning search results from an internet or database search for example are ineffective. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311415

Learning method of neural network circuit

A neuron circuit in a neural network circuit element includes a waveform generating circuit for generating a bipolar sawtooth pulse voltage, and a first input signal has a bipolar sawtooth pulse waveform. For a period during which the first input signal is permitted to be input to a first electrode of a variable resistance element, the bipolar sawtooth pulse voltage generated within the neural network circuit element including the variable resistance element which is applied with the first input signal from another neural network circuit element is input to a control electrode of the variable resistance element. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311414

Learning method of neural network circuit

A neuron circuit in a neural network circuit element includes a waveform generating circuit for generating a predetermined pulse voltage, and a first input signal has a waveform of the predetermined pulse voltage. For a period having a predetermined duration of the predetermined pulse voltage generated within the neural network circuit element including the variable resistance element which is applied with the first input signal from another neural network circuit element, the first input signal is permitted to be input to the control electrode of the variable resistance element, to change the resistance value of the variable resistance element due to an electric potential difference generated between the first electrode and the control electrode which occurs depending on an input timing of the first input signal with respect to the period during which the first input signal is permitted to be input to the control electrode.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311413

Electronic charge sharing cmos-memristor neural circuit

Cmos-memristor circuit is constructed to behave as a trainable artificial synapse for neuromorphic hardware systems. The invention relies on the memristance of a memristor at the input side of the device to act as a reconfigurable weight that is adjusted to realize a desired function. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311409

Web-based education system

A web-based education system enables instructors to prepare and present online education courses and enables students to locate and participate in available courses. A machine learning algorithm generates a topic-based representation of courses and generates a topic-based representation of user interests. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311390

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

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

11/21/13 / #20130311343

Determining the probability of default for a depository institution

Systems and methods are provided for determining an indication that a depository institution (such as a bank) will default on its credit obligations to counterparties. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving information about the bank's financial performance and condition, bank structure information, bank closure information and other information about national and regional economic conditions; using this information to build a banking database; and then generating the indication representing the probability of default for each bank in the database. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311171

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation

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

11/21/13 / #20130311158

Methods and systems for upscaling mechanical properties of geomaterials

There is provided a method for modelling a hydrocarbon reservoir that includes generating a reservoir model that has a plurality of sub regions. A solution surrogate is obtained for a sub region by searching a database of existing solution surrogates to obtain an approximate solution surrogate based on a comparison of physical, geometrical, or numerical parameters of the sub region with physical, geometrical, or numerical parameters associated with the existing surrogate solutions in the database. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311075

Motorcycle and helmet providing advance driver assistance

A safety system for motorcycle comprises at least one sensor mounted to the motorcycle to sense a feature of an environment surrounding the vehicle. An electronic control unit is configured to receive a signal from the at least one sensor and determine a probability that a safety incident may occur based upon the at least one feature. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311070

Controller for internal combustion engine

A controller includes an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) system for performing egr control, the system including an egr passage for recirculating exhaust gas per cylinder and an egr device for controlling a flow rate of the exhaust gas to be recirculated. The controller is arranged to perform internal combustion engine by learning control of an air-fuel ratio (a/f) during the egr control. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311056

Continuously variable transmission device

Construction is achieved that is capable of ensuring reliability of a learned value for a position of an adjustment member 24 which becomes the criterion for the transmission gear ratio control of a toroidal continuously variable transmission 4. As conditions for allowing learning of a controller 11 that controls the adjustment member 24, in which the controller 11 adjusts the transmission gear ratio of the toroidal continuously variable transmission 4 to a state in which the rotation speed of an output shaft 14 becomes “0”, learns and saves in memory the position of the adjustment member 24 in this state as the position in which the output shaft 14 is stopped while an input shaft 3 is rotated as is, the controller 11 determining whether or not the engine 1 rpm is unstable, and prohibiting execution of this learning control if the engine 1 rpm is determined as being unstable due to the engine 1 rpm fluctuating greater than the normal amount of fluctuation during idling or the like, are included.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130311045

Vehicle steering control apparatus

A vehicle steering control apparatus in a vehicle, which is provided with: a tire steer angle varying apparatus which is configured to change a tire steer angle independently of steering wheel operation; and a tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device which is configured to detect a tire steer angle equivalent value corresponding to the tire steer angle, is provided with: a learning device which is configured to learn a steering wheel angle neutral point; an abnormality determining device which is configured to determine whether or not the tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device is in an abnormal state; a disregarding device which is configured to disregard the learned steering wheel angle neutral point if it is determined that the tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device is in the abnormal state; a controlling device which is configured to control the tire steer angle varying apparatus such that the tire steer angle is returned to a tire steer angle neutral point if it is determined that the tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device is in the abnormal state; and an initializing device which is configured to initialize the tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device after the tire steer angle is returned to the tire steer angle neutral point, wherein the leaning device restarts the learning of the steering wheel angle after the tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device is initialized.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130310973

Method of controlling seven-axis articulated robot, control program, and robot control device

Provided is a method of controlling a seven-axis articulated robot including seven joints sequentially arranged from a proximal end of the robot to a distal end of the robot, the seven joints including rotational axes each causing a next joint to turn and rotational axes each causing a next joint to pivot, such that the rotational axes causing turning and the rotational axes causing pivoting are arranged alternately, the seven-axis articulated robot being configured such that rotational axes of three proximal end side joints of the robot do not intersect with each other at one point. The method includes performing inverse transformation using, as a constraint condition, such a joint angle of a middle joint among the three joints as to cause an assumed elbow angle to be constant in a case where a rotational axis of the middle joint is assumed as a shoulder.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130310952

Social infrastructure control system, control method, control apparatus, and server

According to one embodiment, a system includes control apparatus and server. Control apparatus includes collector, transmitter, receiver and main controller. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130310222

Multi-action stationary exercise device

An exercise device combining upper and lower body in synchronized movements to encourage neurological development, rehabilitation, learning and orthopedic rehabilitation in children and adults in every situation where appropriately modified stationary exercise equipment can be placed. The exercise device includes a frame; left and right arm assemblies, each supported by the frame and configured to enable pivoting movement relative to the frame; left and right leg assemblies, each supported by the frame and configured to enable rotational movement about a central pivot axis; a drive mechanism supported by the frame and configured to enable contralateral movement of the left arm assembly relative to the right leg assembly, and of the right arm assembly relative to the left arm assembly; where the left and right arm assemblies are adjustable to enable use of the exercise apparatus in both an upright seating configuration and a recumbent seating configuration.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130310208

Continuously variable transmission device

Construction is achieved that is capable of ensuring reliability of a learned value for a step position of a stepping motor 24 which becomes the criterion for the transmission gear ratio control of a toroidal continuously variable transmission 4 without losing opportunities for learning more than necessary even when the ignition switch is turned off during learning of the step position. The controller 11 determines the on/off state of the ignition switch 33, and when it is determined that the ignition switch 33 is in the off state, the controller 11 prevents learning control from being executed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130310057

Fast communication recovery in dual network radio resource management

Various embodiments are disclosed of a method and apparatus for fast communication recovery in wireless mobile devices arranged to perform dual network radio resource management. In one embodiment, a wireless mobile device includes a transceiver configured to communicate with each of first and second networks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309995

Communication terminal and warning information obtaining method

A communication terminal includes: a first receiving unit configured to receive a communication signal in a first communication system; a second receiving unit configured to receive a communication signal in a second communication system; a position information obtaining unit configured to obtain position information of a user; a mode determination unit configured to activate the second receiving unit if the position information obtaining unit obtains position information of the user in a case where the first receiving unit cannot receive a communication signal; and a user interface unit configured to provide the user with warning information extracted from the communication signal received by the second receiving unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309834

Method of semiconductor integrated circuit fabrication

A method of fabricating a semiconductor integrated circuit (ic) is disclosed. The method includes receiving a semiconductor device, patterning a first hard mask to form a first recess in a high-resistor (hi-r) stack, removing the first hard mask, forming a second recess in the hi-r stack, forming a second hard mask in the second recess in the hi-r stack. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309821

Thin film transistor array substrate for a display panel and a method for manufacturing a thin film transistor array substrate for a display panel

A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor array substrate includes forming a gate pattern on a substrate, forming a gate insulating film on the substrate, forming a source/drain pattern and a semiconductor pattern on the substrate, forming first, second, and third passivation films successively on the substrate. Over the above multi-layered passivation film forming a first photoresist pattern including a first portion formed on part of the drain electrode and on the pixel region, and a second portion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309706

Selective 3d biopatterning

Methods, systems, and articles for selective three dimensional (3d) biopatterning are disclosed. A biological target may be imaged and a selected area of the image may define a desired pattern for guiding the emission of em radiation into the biological target. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309646

Information processing device and information processing method

There is provided an information processing device including an operation history acquisition unit for acquiring operation history information in which an input operation of a learner terminal by a learner who uses learning content is associated with a time at which the input operation is acquired, and an acceptance ability estimation unit for estimating an acceptance ability of the learner with regard to the learning content based on the operation history information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309645

Systems and methods for educational social networking

A peer instruction network comprising a scalable, web-based university combining peer instruction, social networking technologies and conventional university courses to provide a rich and scalable learning platform for a virtual university of the 21st century.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309638

Home-school geography curriculum, game, and study aid

A comprehensive geography curriculum, game, and study aid geared toward home-school environments. The invention includes (a) an oversized map surface playing area containing unlabeled, pictorial representations of geographical regions or geological features including, without limitation, africa, antarctica, asia, australia-oceania, canada, europe, north america, south america, the united states, and/or significant geological world features; (b) a plurality of labeled tokens which cross-reference with aforementioned regions or features represented on the map surface playing area; (b) a plurality of question and answer cards pertaining to historical data and current events of aforementioned regions or features represented on the map surface playing area; and (c) a booklet containing advanced information pertaining to regions or features represented on the map surface playing area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309615

Process sequence for reducing pattern roughness and deformity

A method for patterning a substrate with reduced defectivity is described. Once a pattern is formed in a layer of radiation-sensitive material using lithographic techniques, the pattern formed on the substrate is post-treated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309606

Resist composition, patterning process, monomer, and copolymer

A polymer is obtained from copolymerization of a recurring unit having a carboxyl and/or phenolic hydroxyl group substituted with an acid labile group and a recurring unit having formula (1) wherein r1 is methyl, ethyl, propyl, methoxy, ethoxy or propoxy, r2 is h or ch3, and m is 1 to 4. The polymer is used as a base resin to formulate a resist composition, which is improved in contrast of alkali dissolution rate before and after exposure, acid diffusion control, resolution, and profile and edge roughness of a pattern after exposure.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309458

Method for manufacturing graphene using light and graphene manufactured using the same

A method for manufacturing graphene using light capable of transferring and patterning graphene, and graphene manufactured using the method are disclosed. The method includes forming a graphene layer on a catalyst metal layer, attaching a support layer losing adhesion by light on the graphene layer, removing the catalyst metal layer, disposing a substrate on the graphene layer, and separating the support layer from the graphene layer by irradiating light to the support layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309457

Method of forming patterns using block copolymers and articles thereof

A method for patterning a layered structure is provided that includes performing photolithography to provide a developed prepattern layer on a horizontal surface of an underlying substrate, modifying the prepattern layer to form spaced apart inorganic material guides, casting and annealing a layer of a self-assembling block copolymer to form laterally-spaced cylindrical features, forming a pattern by selectively removing at least a portion of one block of the self-assembling block copolymer, and transferring the pattern to the underlying substrate. The method is suitable for making sub-50 nm patterned layered structures.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309280

Spinning nanowires and method for inducing cell eradication using same

The present invention provides a cell eradication method and a cell eradication principle for necrotizing a cell by agitating a cell using a physical turning force from the impression of an ac magnetic field, after preparing a magnetic nanowire having a dipole and introducing the magnetic nanowire into a cell. Therefore, the composition for inducing cell eradication of the present invention, when applied to a cell that is requested to be removed such as a cancer cell, can eradicate the cell by applying a physical impact through the rotation of the nanowire introduced inside the cell. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309055

Robot turning apparatus for extending working area of robot

A robot turning apparatus capable of considerably extending a working area of a robot without using a traveling axis, etc., which is also advantageous in terms of maintenance and cost. The turning apparatus has a base section arranged on a floor surface; a turning section connected to the base section so as to be turned about a turning axis; a robot mounting section for mounting the robot thereon, formed on the turning section; and a driving section which turns the turning section. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130309045

Substrate processing apparatus

Disclosed is a substrate processing apparatus including: a housing section configured to house a substrate; a transfer chamber that includes a plurality of airtight chambers connected to the periphery thereof, and a transfer mechanism provided therewithin, each of the plurality of airtight chambers being configured to process the substrate under an airtight state, and the transfer mechanism being configured to transfer the substrate to and from the airtight chambers; a carry-in section configured to carry the substrate into the transfer chamber via a first opening provided in the transfer chamber; and a carry-out section configured to carry out the substrate discharged from a second opening provided at a different position from that of the first opening of the transfer chamber, to the housing section, without returning the substrate to the transfer chamber.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130308854

Image processing device and method, learning device and method, and program

There is provided an image processing device including a weight calculation unit that calculates a weight corresponding to each of a plurality of pixel values centering on a pixel of interest of an input image based on a feature amount calculated based on the plurality of pixel values centering on the pixel of interest, a regression coefficient reading unit that reads a regression coefficient stored for each class code determined based on a plurality of pixel values corresponding to the pixel of interest of the input image, and a pixel value calculation unit that calculates a pixel value of a pixel of interest of an output image by performing calculation using the plurality of pixel values, the weights, and the regression coefficients centering on the pixel of interest of the input image.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130308828

Collision warning system

A method of estimating a time to collision (ttc) of a vehicle with an object comprising: acquiring a plurality of images of the object; and determining a ttc from the images that is responsive to a relative velocity and relative acceleration between the vehicle and the object.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130308589

Methods and arrangements for transmit mode adaptation

Methods and arrangements in a control node, a base station and a ue, for achieving a ue up link transmit diversity mode adaptation, which is coordinated between a base station and a control node. The methods and arrangements involve the control node indicating a set of allowed up link transmit diversity modes to the base station. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130308570

Method for joint optimization of schedule and resource allocation based on the genetic algorithm

The invention relates to the technical field of wireless communication, and provides a method for joint optimization of schedule and resource allocation based on a genetic algorithm, which is applied in a comp communication system. The method includes steps of: s1, encoding chromosome; s2, initializing setting; s3, computing fitness value; s4, determining whether the optimal solution is better than an elite: if yes, updating the elite and executing s5, and if no, turning to s5; s5, determining whether a predetermined generation of population has been generated or not, if no, executing s6, otherwise, turning to s8; s6, participating reproduction process to generate two offspring chromosome individuals; s7, determining whether a predetermined number of offspring chromosome individuals have been generated, if yes, turning to s3 to compute again; otherwise keeping on reproduction; s8, performing schedule and resource allocation according to a solution corresponding to the elite. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130308339

Directional backlight

Disclosed is a light guiding valve apparatus including at least one transparent stepped waveguide optical valve for providing large area collimated illumination from localized light sources, and at least one further illumination source. A stepped waveguide may be a stepped structure, where the steps include extraction features hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130308061

Switching power supply device

A switching power supply device has a reference voltage generator for generating a reference voltage, a ripple injector for generating a ripple component by use of a pulse voltage indicating the on/off state of a switching element and injecting the ripple component into the reference voltage, an integrated voltage generator for generating an integrated voltage commensurate with the integrated value of the pulse voltage throughout its on- and off-duty periods, a subtractor for lowering according to the integrated voltage the reference voltage before injection of the ripple component or the supply voltage to a buffer that feeds the ripple injector with the pulse voltage after making its pulse height constant, a comparator for comparing a feedback voltage with the reference voltage after injection of the ripple component, and a switching controller for generating an output voltage from an input voltage by non-linear control by turning on and off the switching element according to the output signal of the comparator.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307986

Vehicle driving assist device

Provided is a vehicle driving assist device, said device being capable of reliably and accurately warning any driver, regardless of the perception or skill thereof, to avoid collisions with obstacles. Said driving assist device, which uses a monitor in the vehicle to display images taken of the surroundings of the vehicle, has: an imaging unit that is mounted in the vehicle and takes the aforementioned images; an information-acquisition unit that acquires vehicle-speed information; and an image-processing unit that processes image signals configured by the images outputted from the imaging unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307978

Personnel classification and response system

A personnel classification and response system, and related method and computer program product are disclosed. The system may comprise an image capture member and a controller connected to the image capture member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307973

Multifunctional television

A multifunctional television includes a television mode and a monitoring mode. The multifunctional television includes a television module for broadcasting television shows in the television mode, a monitoring module for monitoring in the monitoring mode and a switching module for switching the multifunctional television between the television mode and the monitoring mode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307953

System for visualizing tissue in a surgical region

The invention relates to a system for visualizing characteristic tissue with a colorant in a surgical region. The system contains a detection unit which detects light from at least one object point in the surgical region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307946

Crosstalk suppression in a directional backlight

Disclosed is a light guiding valve apparatus including a light valve, a two dimensional light emitting element array and an input side arranged to reduce light reflection for providing large area directional illumination from localized light emitting elements with low cross talk. A waveguide includes a stepped structure, in which the steps may include extraction features hidden to guided light propagating in a first forward direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307831

Wide angle imaging directional backlights

An imaging directional backlight apparatus including a waveguide, a light source array, for providing large area directed illumination from localized light sources. The waveguide may include a stepped structure, in which the steps may further include extraction features optically hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307686

Blood-chemistry imbalance determination by means of reflex reaction time measurements

A system and method are provided whereby periodic measurements of autonomic reflex times of individuals are used as an early-warning indication that an undesirable physical condition, such as an undesirable blood-chemistry condition, may exist. This method correlates measurements of the reaction times of specific autonomic reflexes to more-definitive measurements for the medical condition being monitored for this early-warning assessment.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307678

Vehicle warning light system

A mount is adapted for attaching a brake switch to a brake control lever of a vehicle, such as a bicycle. The mount and/or the switch may include part of a vehicle lighting system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307669

Systems and methods for pairing a wireless transceiver unit for sanitary ware

Systems and methods for pairing a wireless transceiver unit for sanitary ware are provided. An exemplary pairing method includes emitting a pairing instruction signal from a wireless sender of the wireless transceiver unit, receiving the emitted pairing instruction signal at one or more wireless receivers, and detecting a signal intensity of the pairing instruction signal received at each of the one or more wireless receivers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307632

Time base management system

A time base management system facilitates early analysis, detection, and status messages (e.g., early warnings) concerning the operation of time bases in a device. In addition, the time base management system may adapt the time bases in the device according to the anticipated, selected, or actual operating conditions of the device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307606

Super high voltage device and method for operating a super high voltage device

A super high voltage device includes a first gate, a second gate, a drain, a first source, a second source, and a third source. The first gate is used for receiving a first control signal generated from a pulse width modulation controller. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307604

Pulse output circuit, shift register, and display device

An object is to suppress change of a threshold voltage of a transistor in a shift register and to prevent the transistor from malfunctioning during a non-selection period. A pulse output circuit provided in the shift register regularly supplies a potential to a gate electrode of a transistor which is in a floating state so that the gate electrode is turned on during a non-selection period when a pulse is not outputted. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307593

Drive unit for switching element

In a drive unit for a switching element, a drive circuit changes the switching element between an on-state and an off-state, by controlling a potential difference between a reference terminal, which is one of a pair of ends of a current path of the switching element, and an opening-closing control terminal of the switching element. A determination section determines, if an on-operation command or an off-operation command is inputted as an operation signal for the switching element, whether or not the potential difference has reached a specific value toward which the potential difference shifts, in response to one of the operation commands, with respect to a threshold value by which the switching element is turned on. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307456

Electric turning device

An electric turning device includes an electric motor configured to drive and turn an upper turning body that is rotatably arranged on a base part, an inverter that supplies electric power to the electric motor, a control part that supplies a drive command for controlling drive operations of the electric motor to the electric motor according to a lever input amount, and an abnormality detecting part that detects an abnormality. When the abnormality detecting part detects the abnormality, the control part arranges the drive command to include a vibration component and supplies the drive command including the vibration component to the electric motor.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307418

Apparatus and method of energy efficient illumination

An illumination system correlates solar time to a clock and controls lighting or illumination based on time. The illumination system may turn on light source(s) at a first level at a turn on time, correlated to be around or at dusk, and turn off light source(s) at a turn off time, correlated to be around or at dawn. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307410

Instrument for vehicle

A vehicle instrument configured so that turning on and off the light sources without depending on inputted vehicle information enables the instrument to be illuminated in a visually effective manner. The instrument is provided with: input circuits into which vehicle information is inputted as electric signals and which are provided with resistors connected to light sources relating to the vehicle information; electric-potential adjustment circuits for adjusting the electric potentials of lines of wiring between the input circuits and the light sources on the basis of control signals from a controller and eliminating influence on the light sources from the vehicle information; and light source control circuits which, when influence on the light sources is eliminated by the electric-potential adjustment circuits, operate and visualize turning on and off of the light sources on basis of the control signals from the controller.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130307243

Suspension arm device for vehicle

A suspension arm jointing device for a vehicle includes a steering axis and a roll center can be independently controlled. By dualizing a joint between a lower arm and a knuckle into a rotation portion based on wheel steering and a rotation portion based on wheel's up/down movement, a lower aim joint's function for determining a roll center height during turning and determination of an steering axis position which affects wheel vibration and braking stability during linear driving can be controlled independently of each other, thereby heightening the roll center and determining an optimal steering axis (kingpin axis) position.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306620

Heating system and methods for controlling the heaters of a heating system

A method for controlling a plurality of heaters of a heating system is disclosed. The method may generally include generating control commands for turning on the plurality of heaters during a time period, determining which electrical phase is powering each heater of the plurality of heaters and staggering execution of the control commands across the time period for two or more of the heaters powered by the same electrical phase.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306598

Sidewall image transfer method for low aspect ratio patterns

A method for patterning a substrate is described. The patterning method may include conformally depositing a material layer over a pattern according to a conformal deposition process, selectively depositing a second material layer on an exposed surface of the material layer according to a selected deposition process recipe; partially removing the material layer using a plasma etching process to expose a top surface of the pattern, open a portion of the material layer at a bottom region between adjacent features of the pattern, and retain a remaining portion of the material layer on sidewalls of the pattern; and removing the pattern using one or more etching processes to leave a final pattern comprising the remaining portion of the material layer and the second layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306492

Method and apparatus for assay of electrochemical properties

A method for monitoring a select analyte in a sample in an electrochemical system. The method includes applying to the electrochemical system a time-varying potential superimposed on a dc potential to generate a signal; and discerning from the signal a contribution from the select analyte by resolving an estimation equation based on a faradaic signal component and a nonfaradaic signal component.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306483

Plating apparatus and plating solution management method

A plating apparatus plates a substrate with sn alloy to form an sn alloy film on a surface of the substrate. The apparatus includes: a plating bath for retaining a plating solution therein, the substrate being immersed in the plating solution in a position opposite to an insoluble anode; a plating solution dialysis line for extracting the plating solution from the plating bath and returning the plating solution to the plating bath; a dialysis cell provided in the plating solution dialysis line and configured to remove a free acid from the plating solution by dialysis using an anion exchange membrane; a free acid concentration analyzer; and a controller for controlling a flow rate of the plating solution flowing through the plating solution dialysis line based on the concentration of the free acid measured by the free acid concentration analyzer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306379

Annulus ring hole drill

An apparatus for drilling annulus ring hole, comprising: a down-the-hole (dth) percussion hammer assembly, the dth percussion hammer assembly comprising one or more dth percussion hammers, an annulus ring structural housing having an outer diameter (od) and an inner diameter (id) for accommodating the dth percussion hammers within space between the od and the id of the annulus ring structural housing; one or more drill pipes being connected serially with each other forming a string of drill pipes, the string of serially connected drill pipes being connected to the dth percussion hammer assembly; a top pipe with one or more exhaust openings being connected to the string of serially connected drill pipes; an air or fluid distributor being connected to the top pipe; and a rotary head providing rotational turning motion for the apparatus, and the rotary head being connected to the air distributor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306356

Method for making electrically conductive three-dimensional structures

Methods are provided for fabricating three-dimensional electrically conductive structures. Three-dimensional electrically conductive microstructures are also provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306076

Forehead supports for facial masks

A forehead support for a mask assembly includes a frame connector provided to a mask frame, a forehead cushion support movably mounted to the frame connector for generally linear movement between retracted and extended positions with respect to the frame connector, and an adjustment knob movably mounted to the frame connector and threadably engaged with the forehead cushion support such that turning movement of the adjustment knob causes the forehead cushion support to be moved between the retracted and extended positions. The adjustment knob includes a resilient prong having a ratchet bump. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130306059

Dish-type solar thermal power generation system and heat collector thereof

A heat collector of a dish-type solar thermal power generation system and the solar thermal power generation system having the heat collector. The heat collector of the dish-type solar thermal power generation system comprises a heat collecting cavity and at least one layer of heat absorbing coil. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305980

Critical temperature indicator and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention pertains to a critical temperature indicator and a manufacturing method thereof. The critical temperature indicator may be mass-produced and indicates a red warning mark in the case of an improper maintenance state by monitoring a maintenance temperature profile from the first manufacturing instant to the final use of a frozen or chilled food as time lapses. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305970

Scrubber

A scrubber includes: a first body for burning toxic gas introduced into a combustion chamber, using a flame generated by a cathode electrode and an anode electrode, and auxiliary gases including hydrogen and oxygen; a second body which is connected with the first body and serves to induce complete combustion of the burned toxic gas in an in-chamber and indirectly cool the toxic gas; and an electrolysis unit serving to produce hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis and supply the produced hydrogen and oxygen as auxiliary gases to the first body. In the scrubber, a high combustion rate can be achieved even at relatively low power by a combination of high energy, obtained by the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen, with combustion heat caused by plasma, and toxic gas can be more efficiently treated by increasing treatment temperature.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305950

Cartridge with rapidly increasing sequential ignitions for guns and ordnances

A cartridge may be loaded with a powder column containing stratified, stacked layers of propellant, each powder layer over-compressed to a specified degree, with the burn rate controlled by the specified degree of over-compression applied to each respective powder layer. The application of a highly compressed powder column reduces the burn rate, and may force one or more of the powder layers to launch with the projectile down the barrel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305760

Heat pump device, heat pump system, and method for controlling three-phase inverter

An object of the present invention is to efficiently heat a refrigerant retained in a compressor. An inverter control unit generates six drive signals corresponding to the respective switching elements of the inverter, and outputs the generated drive signals to the corresponding switching elements of the inverter to cause the inverter to generate a high-frequency ac voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305638

Modular wall assembly system

Provided are systems and components for modular wall assembly. The components include horizontal tracks, vertical studs, and floor tracks that have engagement means for assembling the components together into a frame structure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305582

Quick detach sling swivel

The present invention is a quick detach swivel utilizing pawls to engage a ridge or trench in a socket. The pawls are biased outward by the spurs of two sliding buttons which cam the pawls in an upright and outward orientation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/21/13 / #20130305488

Horizontally adjustable hinge for use with heavy insulated doors

A hinge for use with an insulated door of a walk-in freezer, refrigerator or cooler including a hinge base adapted to be attached to the frame of said freezer, refrigerator or cooler, a hinge blade pivotally coupled to the hinge base and a wall that extends across the hinge base which has a u shaped clearance opening. Fastening screws located in clearance openings in the hinge blade and threadedly coupled to a door mounting plate adapted to be securely attached to the insulated door for slidably or securely coupling the hinge blade to the door mounting plate, and a micro adjust screw having a threaded shaft located in the u shaped clearance opening and threadedly coupled to the door mounting plate, wherein turning the micro adjust screw slides the door mounting plate horizontally along the hinge blade to provide door lift or rotation to compensate for frame or mounting misalignment.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130305387

Authority delegation for business objects

. . . . A method relates to authority checks governing user access to business object attachments in a store of business object attachments. The business object attachments are semantically associated with business objects of one or more remote computer systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130305349

Method of providing access management in an electronic apparatus

In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of providing access management to a user is provided. This method includes running an application on a platform; linking a set of access permissions to the application by means of an apparatus; providing a user access to the application by means of an access manager; and allowing the user access to the application only after a predetermined number of access permissions from the set are satisfied. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130305271

Method and apparatus for generation of a preferred broadcasted programs list

A second set of broadcasted programs is added to a first set of broadcasted programs. The second set of broadcasted programs includes broadcasted programs viewed by a viewer for a period of time at least equal to a first threshold. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130305241

Sharing reconfigurable computing devices between workloads

One or more physical rcds (prcds) are shared between one or more workloads in one or more virtual computing environments. Example prcd sharing operations may include: (1) providing a virtual rcd (vrcd) for one of the workloads, the vrcd being programmed with an ic design representing a hardware implementation of a software hotspot in the workload, (2) allocating one of the prcds to the workload by scheduling the programmed vrcd on the prcd, (3) burning the prcd with the ic design of the programmed vrcd so that the prcd becomes a programmed prcd that is capable of implementing the workload's hotspot in hardware, and (4) invoking the programmed vrcd instead of executing the hotspot as software in order to cause the programmed prcd to implement the hotspot in hardware.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130305196

Systems and methods for creating frequency-dependent netlist

A method includes creating a technology file including data for an integrated circuit including at least one die including at least one metal layer to be formed using at least one of a single patterning process or a multi-patterning process, creating a netlist including data approximating at least one of capacitive or inductive couplings between conductors in the metal layer of at least one die based on the technology file, simulating a performance of the integrated circuit based on the netlist, adjusting the routing between the at least one die and the interposer based on the simulation to reduce the at least one of the capacitive or the inductive couplings, and repeating the simulating and adjusting to optimize the at least one of the capacitive or inductive couplings.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130305131

Method, system and computer storage medium for pre-reading network data

A method, a system and a computer storage medium for pre-reading network data are disclosed. The method includes the following steps: acquiring a set of dynamic page-turning elements; acquiring a domain name of a browsed webpage, and searching the set of dynamic page-turning elements for corresponding page-turning elements based on the domain name; searching the browsed webpage for a webpage element with hyperlink matching the corresponding page-turning element based on the corresponding page-turning element; and pulling page data corresponding to the matched webpage element, and pre-reading. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304781

Generation of seed value for pseudo random number generator

Two or more numerical samples are read from a storage location (or many storage locations) and the samples are compared to generate a single bit of entropy. This method is repeated to populate two arrays which are also compared to generate a single bit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304740

Classifying data using machine learning

Techniques for data classification include matching one or more attributes of a commodity with one or more terms of a plurality of terms in a word matrix; generating, based on the matching, a vector for the commodity; and identifying, based on the vector, one or more classification regions that each define a classification of the commodity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304721

Locating human resources via a computer network

A computer implemented method for a user of a network to locate one or more human resources, the method comprising the steps of: providing a record in a database for each of a plurality of human resources, the record including one or more keywords associated with the human resource; receiving from a first user a search request including one or more keywords; searching the records in the database to find matching records associated with one or more human resources with a keyword that matches a keyword in the received search request; and returning search results to the first user, the search results identifying the matching records.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304684

Systems and methods for a computer understanding multi modal data streams

Systems and methods for understanding (imputing meaning to) multi modal data streams may be used in intelligent surveillance and allow a) real-time integration of streaming data from video, audio, infrared and other sensors; b) processing of the results of such integration to obtain understanding of the situation as it unfolds; c) assessing the level of threat inherent in the situation; and d) generating of warning advisories delivered to appropriate recipients as necessary for mitigating the threat. The system generates understanding of the system by creating and manipulating models of the situation as it unfolds. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304683

Artificial neural networks based on a low-order model of biological neural networks

A low-order model (lom) of biological neural networks and its mathematical equivalents including the clusterer interpreter probabilistic associative memory (cipam) are disclosed. They are artificial neural networks (anns) organized as networks of processing units (pus), each pu comprising artificial neuronal encoders, synapses, spiking/nonspiking neurons, and a scheme for maximal generalization. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304681

Method and apparatus for strategic synaptic failure and learning in spiking neural networks

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support a technique for strategic synaptic failure and learning in spiking neural networks. A synaptic weight for a synaptic connection between a pre-synaptic neuron and a post-synaptic neuron can be first determined (e.g., according to a learning rule). ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304678

Method for partial learning sharing of a software application

400—reproducing an interactive reflection r2c of the interactive region c on a secondary machine (20), the behavior of the interactive reflection r2c being identical to that of the defined and exported interactive region c, i.e. Identical inputs (actions), produce identical results (primitives).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304677

Architecture for client-cloud behavior analyzer

Methods, systems and devices for generating data models in a client-cloud communication system may include applying machine learning techniques to generate a first family of classifier models that describe a cloud corpus of behavior vectors. Such vectors may be analyzed to identify factors in the first family of classifier models that have the highest probably of enabling a mobile device to conclusively determine whether a mobile device behavior is malicious or benign. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304676

On-device real-time behavior analyzer

Methods, systems and devices for generating data models in a communication system may include applying machine learning techniques to generate a first family of classifier models using a boosted decision tree to describe a corpus of behavior vectors. Such behavior vectors may be used to compute a weight value for one or more nodes of the boosted decision tree. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304623

Stock ranking & price prediction based on neighborhood model

A system and method of aggregating and ranking stocks based on the earning capabilities of each stock. The novel system and method use a neighborhood model of pricing trend prediction to aggregate a plurality of “neighboring” or related stocks to predict pricing of one stock within the plurality of related stocks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304614

Ticket-based harvest life cycle information management: system and method

A system and method is presented for gathering data concerning harvests. Data tickets are generated at a point of origination (i.e., the field), local storage, processing, or a customer location. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304595

Automatic learning in a merchandise checkout system with visual recognition

A merchandise checkout system for ringing up merchandise in a grocery or other retail facility is disclosed. The merchandise checkout system includes visual sensors for acquiring images of an object to be rung up at checkout; a database configured to retain a visual model and upc code of known items; and a processor configured to maintain and update the database with information about new merchandise presented for checkout. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304526

Methods for cross-selling flights and travel-related goods

One variation of a method for cross-selling flight reservations and travel-related goods includes: receiving a detail of a flight itinerary from a flight reservation interface of an airline; receiving a discounted fare for the flight itinerary; querying a travel-related good inventory system for a standalone price and a discounted price for a travel-related good based on the detail of the flight itinerary; calculating a package rate for the flight itinerary and the travel-related good according to the discounted fare of the flight itinerary and the discounted price of the travel-related good; calculating a savings amount for the package rate over a total standalone rate for the flight itinerary and the standalone price for the travel-related good; and returning a travel package comprising the travel-related good and a flight reservation specified in the flight itinerary, the package rate for the travel package, and the savings amount to the flight reservation interface.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304405

Optoacoustic component utilization tracking

A serialized probe component for an optoacoustic device has a unique identifier associated therewith and includes, in an embodiment, an operative connection between a read-write memory and the optoacoustic device. Software adapted to generate and store logs in a read-write memory is executed on the optoacoustic device and stores logs concerning utilization of the serialized probe component on the read-write memory. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304356

Cylinder-by-cylinder air-fuel ratio controller for internal combustion engine

When executing a local-learning, an air-fuel ratio detecting time is corrected so that a dispersion of detection values of an air-fuel ratio sensor becomes a maximum value in one cycle of an engine. While executing a cylinder-by-cylinder air-fuel ratio control, a global-learning is executed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304337

Gear shifting control device for hybrid vehicle

The gear shifting control device comprises a speed change operation completion detecting portion, a rotation difference judging portion for judging whether or not the absolute difference between the engine rotation speed and the input rotation speed exceeds a predetermined value and a clutch torque—operating amount correcting portion which replaces the clutch torque corresponding to the clutch actuator operating amount corresponding to the target clutch torque with a presumed clutch torque. Thus the correction accuracy for the clutch actuator operating amount can be improved by learning a speed change state by extracting a suitable state for learning.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304332

Turning control apparatus for a hybrid construction machine

A turning control apparatus for a hybrid construction machine may include an engine, an oil hydraulic pump, an electric energy storage device, an engine assistant motor, a turning motor, a power converter, a battery, an hcu, an smps configured to apply electric power to the hcu by being supplied with electric power from the battery, a key1 configured to switch a vkey_on path which supplies electric power from the battery to the smps when a key on signal of a driver is inputted, and a key2 configured to switch a vkey_out path which allows electric power to be supplied from the battery to the smps when an operation of the key1 is stopped, in which the key2 is switched when it is confirmed that the turning motor is being driven in a state in which an operation of the key1 is stopped.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304327

Electric power steering device

An electric power steering device provides an appropriate power assist from the motor even when torque sensors have failed and the steering torque is no longer detected. If an error is detected in a torque sensor, the motor is driven based on the rotor rotation angle detected by a resolver and assist characteristics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304319

Motorized three-wheeled vehicle active suspension

A system that stiffens the rear suspension of the three-wheeled vehicle in coordination with the operator turning the front wheel to prevent leaning in turns and thus improve handling, performance and safety. The suspension system is controlled by the suspension control computer that receives input from a variety of sensors including a sensor in the steering neck that measures the angular rotation as the handlebars are turned by the operator. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304290

Inverted pendulum type vehicle

An inverted pendulum type vehicle includes a control device which sets a target turning angular velocity ωz_cmd to a nonzero value not only when a predetermined steering operation is performed but also at least in an external force application state in which an external force for turning the vehicle about a yaw axis is applied to the vehicle. The control device controls a first actuator device and a second actuator device such that a second moving operation unit has a different velocity from a first moving operation unit in a left-right direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304286

Method and apparatus for safety protocol verification, control and management

The present invention is an apparatus and a method for a safety verification system, or a safety verification management system. At railroads or construction sites, equipment, such as a piece of heavy machinery, or a locomotive engine, must be subjected to a safety protocol before authorized personnel are allowed to approach the equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304252

Method for processing items such as pieces of meat

A method of processing items such as pieces of meat, by providing a stream of items by means of a primary conveyor means, allocating at least partly by means of a computer system one or more of said items to one of at least two workstations where said items are processed, e.g. Cut and/or trimmed, resulting in one or more processed items, registering in said computer system information about a return of at least one of said one or more processed items to said primary conveyor means, and returning said at least one of said one or more processed items to said primary conveyor means in accordance with said information about a return, wherein the method further comprises keeping track of said items including when they are taken out and put back on the primary conveyor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304236

Model-based learning control

A method controls an operation of a system. The system is operated by a controller. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130304084

Mechanical manipulator for surgical instruments

A novel mechanical system, based on a new cable driven mechanical transmission, able to provide sufficient dexterity, stiffness, speed, precision and payload capacity to actuate multi-dof micro-manipulators. Besides the possibility of being used in several articulated surgical instruments and robotic systems for surgery or other applications involving remote manipulation, it enables the design of a novel fully mechanical surgical instrument, which offer the advantages of conventional laparoscopy (low cost, tactile feedback, high payload capacity) combined with the advantages of single port surgery (single incision, scarless surgery, navigation through several quadrants of the abdominal cavity) and robotic surgery (greater degrees of freedom, short learning curve, high stiffness, high precision, increased intuition). ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130303208

Method for transmitting data, particularly having multimedia contents, in a mobile communication network

A method is provided for transmitting data, particularly having multimedia contents, from a first communications unit to a second communications unit (40; 114) in a telephone communications network, whereby at least one transmission status message assigned to the data is transmitted to the first communications unit. In the event that data cannot be delivered to the second communications unit, an item of information concerning a non-deliverability of the sent data is provided in the transmission status message.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130303159

Collaborative learning for efficient behavioral analysis in networked mobile device

Methods, systems and devices for classifying mobile device behaviors of a first mobile device may include the first mobile device monitoring mobile device behaviors to generate a behavior vector, and applying the behavior vector to a first classifier model to obtain a first determination of whether a mobile device behavior is benign or not benign. The first mobile device may also send the behavior vector to a second mobile device, which may receive and apply the behavior vector to a second classifier model to obtain a second determination of whether the mobile device behavior is benign or not benign. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302990

Organic film composition, method for forming organic film and patterning process using this, and heat-decomposable polymer

The invention provides an organic film composition comprises (a) a heat-decomposable polymer, (b) an organic solvent, and (c) an aromatic ring containing resin, with the weight reduction rate of (a) the heat-decomposable polymer from 30° c. To 250° c. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302986

Method for defining a separating structure within a semiconductor device

A method includes depositing a material layer over a semiconductor substrate and using a first mask in a first exposure/patterning process to pattern the material layer thereby forming a plurality of first and second features. The first features include patterns for the semiconductor device and the second features include printing assist features. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302959

Semiconductor device with vertical channel transistor and method of fabricating the same

A semiconductor device with vertical channel transistors and a method of fabricating the same are provided. A method of fabricating the semiconductor device includes patterning a substrate to form a trench that defines an active region, forming a sacrificial pattern in a lower region of the trench, forming a spacer on an upper sidewall of the trench, recessing a top surface of the sacrificial pattern to form a window exposing a sidewall of the active region between the spacer and the sacrificial pattern, doping a sidewall of the trench through the window to form a doped region in the active region, and forming a wiring in the trench to be connected to the doped region.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302951

Surrounding stacked gate multi-gate fet structure nonvolatile memory device

A method for forming a surrounding stacked gate fin fet nonvolatile memory structure includes providing a silicon-on-insulator (soi) substrate of a first conductivity type, patterning a fin active region on a region of the substrate, forming a tunnel oxide layer on the fin active region, and depositing a first gate electrode of a second conductivity type on the tunnel oxide layer and upper surface of the substrate. The method further includes forming a dielectric composite layer on the first gate electrode, depositing a second gate electrode on the dielectric composite layer, patterning the first and second gate electrodes to define a surrounding stacked gate area, forming a spacer layer on a sidewall of the stacked gate electrode, and forming elevated source/drain regions in the fin active region on both sides of the second gate electrode.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302939

Manufacturing method of tft array substrate

A manufacturing method of a tft array substrate is provided. The method includes the following steps: respectively forming a metal oxide semiconductor layer (3), an etching barrier layer (4), a source electrode (7), a data line, a drain electrode (6), a pixel electrode (5), a gate insulating layer (8), a contact hole, a gate electrode (9) and a gate scanning line on a substrate (1) by patterning processes, wherein the metal oxide semiconductor layer (3) and the etching barrier layer (4) are formed by a same patterning process, and the source electrode (7), the drain electrode (6), the pixel electrode (5) and the data line are formed by another same patterning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302872

Production of cell tissue having three-dimensional structure using electrostatic ink jet phenomenon

A method and an apparatus for producing a cell tissue of blood vessels or the like with the use of an electrostatic ink jet phenomenon are provided. A pattern generator for cell tissue patterning on a substrate includes at least one vessel for holding a solution containing materials used for cell tissue formation, a substrate that is an object of patterning, and a pattern generator including a voltage applying unit for applying a voltage to the vessel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302793

Method of making and using a library of biological material

Biologic information is obtained concerning a member of a population by obtaining a sample of placental tissue from the member, storing the sample without embedding it in an embedding medium, retrieving from storage the sample associated with the member and thereafter analyzing it for biologic information. Storage may be in a fixative such as formalin or a formalin substitute. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302772

Electronic learning system

A question item comprising: textual, visual or auditory subject matter; a query or instruction pertaining to the subject matter; and a representation of a response mechanism for receiving a user response to the query or instruction, may be retrieved from a data store. The subject matter, query or instruction and response mechanism may be presented in a presentation sequence, wherein a presentation duration of each of the subject matter, query or instruction and response mechanism is controlled by user input. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302763

Interactive system and method of modifying user interaction therein

Interactive blocks (12, 212) that present changeable individual characterizations (118) and sensory output based on meaningful assemblage of sensed individual characterizations from similar juxtaposed blocks (12, 212) are configured to record their interactions to produce an historic log or both successful interactions that yield a sensory output or failed interactions that produce no logical or meaningful sensory event. Uploading of the historical log (158) permits automated computational assessment of all interactions, with a centralized computing resource dynamically arranged to cause selective download of new content and/or new operating instructions to one or more of the interactive blocks (12, 212) based of identification of trends in the historical record. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302401

Poly(beta-amino alcohols), their preparation, and uses thereof

A new class of poly(beta-amino alcohols) (pbaas) has been prepared using combinatorial polymerization. The inventive pbaas may be used in biotechnology and biomedical applications as coatings (such as coatings of films or multilayer films for medical devices or implants), additives, materials, excipients, non-biofouling agents, micropatterning agents, and cellular encapsulation agents. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130302058

Image forming apparatus provided with fixing unit for fixing images formed on paper and method of controlling heaters of the apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of heaters 56 for heating the fixing roller 52, a plurality of temperature sensors 57 for detecting the temperatures of the areas to be heated by the plurality of heaters 56 respectively, and a control unit 11 for turning on and off the plurality of heaters 56 on the basis of the temperatures detected by the plurality of temperature sensors 57. If one of the heaters 56 is on when the area to be heated by the other heater cools down to the on temperature, the control unit 11 turns on the other heater with the same timing as the one heater is turned off.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301980

Opto-electric hybrid board and method of manufacturing same

An opto-electric hybrid board capable of suppressing the increase in light propagation losses and excellent in flexibility, and a method of manufacturing the same, are provided. The opto-electric hybrid board includes an electric circuit board, an optical waveguide, and a metal layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301956

Image distribution apparatus and image distribution method

The present invention enables image distribution while maintaining privacy, using a simple configuration. An image distribution apparatus which distributes image data to which location information has been added stores information specifying an inhibited area concerning the location information and determines whether or not a location indicated by the location information added to the image data to be distributed falls within the stored inhibited area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301895

Automatic refernce selection for registration of medical imaging time series

A reference selection method includes receiving a plurality of volumes imaging an object of interest (211), determining a plurality of features of the plurality of volumes (212), receiving a set of weak learners for determining a threshold and polarity separating positive and negative features of the plurality of features (213), and learning a selection function based on the features and combining the weak learners, wherein the selection function selects a reference image from the plurality of volumes (214).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301882

Orientation state estimation device and orientation state estimation method

Disclosed is an orientation state estimation device capable of estimating with high accuracy the orientation state of a jointed body. An orientation state estimation device (100) estimates the orientation state of a body on the basis of image data of the body having multiple parts connected by joints. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301878

System and method of book leaf tracking

A method of book leaf tracking comprises receiving a video image comprising a book, estimating the current position and orientation of the book within the video image in response to a fiduciary marker of the book visible in the image,estimating the visibility of one or more predetermined features of the book, calculating a range of leaf turning angles that is consistent with the detected visibility of the or each predetermined feature of the book for the estimated current position and orientation of the book, and estimating the angle of a turning leaf of the book responsive to the calculated range.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301767

System and method for a commercial spent nuclear fuel repository turning heat and gamma radiation into value

A system and a method for a commercial nuclear repository that turns heat and gamma radiation from spent nuclear fuel into a valuable revenue stream. Gamma radiation from the spent nuclear fuel of the repository may be used to irradiate and sterilize food and other substances. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301684

Pre-phase error correction

A cdma communication system includes a signal processor which encodes voice and nonvoice signals into data at various rates, e.g. Data rates of 8 kbps, 16 kbps, 32 kbps, or 64 kbps as i and q signals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301553

System and method for wireless station bridging

A station in a basic service set of a wireless network includes layer 2 bridging functionality to one or more nodes in external networks. An access point in the basic service set acts as a control plane for the bridging functionality. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301541

Method and system for partitioning contention based resources in a wireless network

Methods and network elements partitioning at least a subset of contention based resources for random access attempts into a plurality of partitions, wherein each of said plurality of partitions is associated with at least one precondition governing selection of a partition, the precondition being derived from at least one of: source of causation for the random access attempt, a device state, a device event, a device group, a traffic event, a traffic class, or an application characteristic, and wherein each of said plurality of partitions is further associated with at least one configuration parameter; and communicating configuration parameters for the plurality of partitions and preconditions governing partition usage to at least one of a plurality of user equipments. Also, methods, devices and network elements for communicating on partitions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301507

Idle mode power consumption reduction in wireless communications

Idle mode power consumption reduction in wireless communications. Within a wireless communication device that is operative to communicate with any one of a number of servicing cells, paging broadcasts from more than one of these servicing cells are received and undergo only a limited amount of processing before being stored for use in subsequent processing that may be performed later. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301481

Service quality management system and method

Provided is a service quality management system 10 including a service quality management device 51, 52 that belongs to a communication network and manages at least one relaying device 31, 32, a control traffic processing device 41, 42 that processes a control traffic for providing a user terminal 21, 22 with a media content through the communication network, and a service providing device 60 that provide the media contents, in which the control traffic processing device includes a receiving unit that receives a service request concerning the media content from the user terminal, an information adding unit that generate, on the basis of the service request received by the receiving unit, a service request in which device identification information for identifying the service quality management device belonging to the same communication network is added, and a transmitting unit that transmits, to the service providing device, the service request having the device identification information added thereto.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301284

Device for fixing warning lamp of a construction machine

A device for fixing a warning lamp of a construction machine according to the present invention is disposed on a side of a frame of an operating compartment, and includes an upper sleeve, a fixing bracket, a lower sleeve, a supporting lever, an upper elastic member, and a lower elastic member. The supporting lever spaces the upper sleeve apart from the lower sleeve by a certain distance, and rotatably supports the upper sleeve and the lower sleeve. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301153

Color filter and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention provides a color filter and a manufacturing method thereof. The method includes steps of: coating a first material layer on a substrate and patterning it to have first photoresists, first filter portions and first spacer portions; coating a second material layer on the substrate and patterning it to have second photoresists, second filter portions and second spacer portions; and coating a third material layer on the substrate and patterning it to have third photoresists, third filter portions and third spacer portions; and the first, the second, the third filter portions are correspondingly overlapped with each other, and the first, the second, the third spacer portions are correspondingly overlapped with each other.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130301025

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method utilizing data filtering

An apparatus and method are used to form patterns on a substrate. The apparatus comprises a projection system, a patterning device, a low-pass filter, and a data manipulation device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300992

Liquid crystal display device and method of manufacturing the same

In a method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, a process for forming a first substrate includes the steps; forming a first wiring electrically connected with a switching element and extending in a first direction, forming an insulating film covering the first wiring, painting an electrically conductive film including electrically conductive material on the insulating film, and forming a second wiring electrically connected with the switching element extending in a second direction orthogonally crossing the first direction, and a pixel electrode electrically connected with the switching element apart from the second wiring by patterning the electrically conductive film. A second substrate is formed by forming a main common electrode extending in the second direction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300912

Dictionary learning for incoherent sampling

Machine learning techniques are used to train a “dictionary” of input signal elements, such that input signals can be linearly decomposed into a few, sparse elements. This prior knowledge on the sparsity of the input signal leads to excellent reconstruction results via maximum-aposteriori estimation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300792

Printing apparatus and printing method

A control section is included which performs a background image pre-printing which enables each ink to be ejected from the upstream side background color nozzle row and the downstream side color nozzle row and can land the color ink after landing the background color ink on the medium in a region concerning the transport direction, and a background image post-printing which enables each ink to be ejected from the upstream side color nozzle row and the downstream side background color nozzle row and can land the background color ink after landing the color ink on the medium in a region concerning the transport direction, the control section performing the printing so as to switch over the background image pre-printing and the background image post-printing on one medium.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300695

Matrix switching type pressure-sensitive touch detecting device

A matrix switching type pressure-sensitive touch detecting device has a simple configuration. The matrix switching type pressure-sensitive touch detecting device may include an upper substrate, a lower substrate, and a unified sensor module disposed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300580

Multi-mode safety system for spotter-assisted vehicle maneuvering

Apparatus and associated methods involve a handheld illuminated module to communicate safety information from a spotter to a driver during a vehicle maneuver. In an illustrative example, the spotter operates the module at a position from which to monitor a region in the vehicle's path. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300569

Apparatus and methods for controlling and communicating with downhole devices

Apparatus and methods for controlling and communicating with one or more tools in a downhole tool string including a tractor, an auxiliary tractor tool, a logging tool, a safety sub, a release mechanism, a unit containing sensors for monitoring downhole conditions, a setting tool, and a perforating gun. Also provided are apparatus and methods for controlling and communicating with one or more perforating guns, release devices, and explosive devices in a string to be lowered into a wellbore. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300559

Device and method for biological monitoring

An approach is provided for remote healthy caring and monitoring through data transmission and processing. A biological monitoring device comprises a biological sensor, a motion detector, a warning module, a transmitting module and a controller. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300556

Visual warning device having interior spotlights capably illuminating in preferable direction

A visual warning device has both a warning function to provide various colored flashing lights and a lighting function to adjustably project the lighting in preferable direction, which at least comprises a lighting device comprising an interior spotlight fixedly placed in the inside of the visual warning device and a beacon-like waterproof cover for mostly shielding the interior spotlight by outside exposure securely fastened onto the visual warning device, so that the interior spotlight has no required for an additional waterproof means pivotally mounted thereon as before; in particular, the interior spotlight further has both a vertical drive means and a horizontal drive means designed by uncovered structure, due to both the vertical drive means and the horizontal drive means unnecessarily concealed or placed in the inside of the interior spotlight as before, the interior spotlight has much simpler structure than before and more saving cost.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300552

Vehicular collision-activated information exchange method and apparatus using wireless communication radios

A method, a system, and an apparatus used to automatically exchange identification and collision-related information utilizing wireless communication devices during vehicular accidents are presented. Upon collision, an impact sensor detects and registers the crash, causing a processor to trigger a collision warning, record selected identification and collision-related information in an electronic file, and exchange the same through a secure wireless connection with a collision-activated information exchange device (cied) of the other vehicle involved and/or with an information exchange device (ied) or devices in the area of the collision. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300301

High stability dimmer

The present invention is aimed at providing a dimmer capable of preventing malfunctions due to noise contamination or waveform distortion of the voltage of an ac power source. The dimmer according to the present invention has a time division control circuit for controlling an effective voltage supplied to a lighting load by regulating the period of time to turn on a switching element, and further includes: a zero-crossing detector section 11 for detecting a zero-crossing point and generating a zero-crossing signal whose value changes at the zero-crossing point; an oscillator 13 for generating an oscillating signal having a frequency equal to that of the ac power source or an integral multiple of this frequency; a reference point determiner section 14 for measuring a phase difference between the zero-crossing signal and the oscillating signal every time the zero-crossing signal is generated, and for determining a reference point for setting the timing of turning on or off the switching element 6 based on a data of the measured value of the phase difference; and a time division control signal generator (on/off timing calculator section 15 and time division control signal generator section 17) for sending an on/off signal to the switching element 6 at the timing determined on the basis of the reference point and the effective voltage to be supplied to the lighting load.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300145

Seat frame and stowable vehicle seat with the same

Provided are a seat frame and a stowable vehicle seat which enables high assembling work efficiency and easy stowing operation. There are provided a reclining mechanism, a seat slide mechanism which slides a seat bottom frame, a slide lock mechanism which prohibits or allows the operation of the seat slide mechanism in cooperation with the reclining mechanism, a striker lock mechanism, and an assist mechanism which assists an operation of stowing and returning a stowable vehicle seat. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300128

Motive power regeneration system for working machine

A motive power regeneration apparatus for a working machine includes a regeneration circuit that is connected to a hydraulic line through which a returning fluid of a boom cylinder is distributed during a boom lowering operation. Also included are a hydraulic motor connected to a generator, a flow regulating circuit that is connected to the hydraulic line and provided with a control valve, an inverter that controls the flow rate on the regeneration circuit in accordance with a first flow rate setting which varies with the operation amount of an operating apparatus, and a control valve and a proportional valve that control the flow rate on the flow regulating circuit in accordance with a second flow rate setting which varies with the operation amount of the operating apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300125

Wind turbine power transmission system and method of installing a wind farm including same

A power transmission system for a wind turbine comprises a gearbox and generator. The gearbox includes a gear-box housing and gearbox output member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300100

Medical tape with warning indicators

Adhesive medical tape with warning indicators. The warning indicators can indicate the presence of a dangerous condition in a medical setting, such as the presence of sharp needles or that a patient is infected with a bloodborne pathogen. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130300014

Process for production of beta-sialon

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a process for producing a β-sialon having higher fluorescence intensity. The present invention relates to a process for producing a β-sialon, which comprises a mixing step of mixing a raw material powder containing silicon, aluminum and europium, a burning step of burning the mixed raw material under the atmosphere of an inert gas or a non-oxidizing gas to produce a β-sialon represented by the following general formula: si6-zalzozn8-z:eu (0<z<4.2), an annealing step of annealing the resulting β-sialon, and a step of treating the annealed β-sialon with an acid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299944

Methods and apparatus for bipolar junction transistors and resistors

Methods and apparatus for bipolar junction transistors (bjts) are disclosed. A bjt comprises a collector made of p-type semiconductor material, a base made of n-type well on the collector; and an emitter comprising a p+ region on the base and a sige layer on the p+ region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299891

Field effect transistors for a flash memory comprising a self-aligned charge storage region

Storage transistors for flash memory areas in semiconductor devices may be provided on the basis of a self-aligned charge storage region. To this end, a floating spacer element may be provided in some illustrative embodiments, while, in other cases, the charge storage region may be efficiently embedded in the electrode material in a self-aligned manner during a replacement gate approach. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299862

Luminescence conversion element, method for the manufacture thereof and optoelectronic component having a luminescence conversion element

A method for manufacturing a ceramic luminescence conversion element includes providing a shaped body having a first main surface, a second main surface and a first lateral surface. The shaped body includes a ceramic material and a luminescence conversion substance. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299839

Semiconductor device including semiconductor circuit made from semiconductor element and manufacturing method thereof

In the present invention, a semiconductor film is formed through a sputtering method, and then, the semiconductor film is crystallized. After the crystallization, a patterning step is carried out to form an active layer with a desired shape. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299838

Thin-film transistor array substrate and manufacturing method for the same

A thin-film transistor (tft) array substrate and manufacturing method thereof are disclosed herein. A first metal layer is deposited on a substrate, and a first mask is utilized for patterning the first metal layer to form a gate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299717

Ion generator

In an ion generator, a flexible discharge electrode 44 composed of one wire is provided to a base 43, and a turning motion of a free end 44b of the discharge electrode 44 about a fixed end 44a of the discharge electrode 44 is performed by repulsive force of a corona discharge generated by supplying a high voltage to the fixed end 44a. Therefore, in comparison with a discharge electrode composed of a bundle of thin wires, it is possible to significantly reduce dust emission from the free end 44b of the discharge electrode 44, and to further improve the ion generator 30 in maintenance interval. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299642

Multifunctional controller for a satellite

A multifunctional controller includes an onboard computer (obc) and a power supply unit (pcdu) of a satellite. The controller includes reconfiguration functions for monitoring the correct functioning of components of an onboard computer of the satellite and for switching over between redundant components and/or turning off electrical loads of the satellite in the event of a malfunction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299572

Methods and systems for data interchange

A method for data interchange includes summing up data associated with an electronic document to provide summed up data, representing the summed up data as one or more bar codes, and returning the one or more bar codes for display and data capture via a bar code scan from either a video display or a printed version of the one or more bar codes. The electronic document may be of any number of formats. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299404

Metal ion elimination filter

In a metal ion elimination filter 14 for elimination of any metal ions in fuel 2, a filter body 16 filled with ion-exchange resin 15 for adsorption of metal ions through ion exchange is incorporated in a fuel feed passage (feed conduit 9) from a fuel tank 1 to an injector 5. A fuel return passage (return conduit 13) for return of the excessive fuel 2 in the injector 5 to the fuel tank 1 is passed through the filter body 16 to heat the ion-exchange resin 15 with waste heat of the returning fuel 2.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299379

Multistage pretreatment of tinplate prior to the coating thereof with lacquer

The invention relates to a two-stage method for the anti-corrosive pretreatment of tinplate, in which an anti-corrosive primer coating is already applied in a first step, said primer coating effectively preventing the shiny metal surface of the pretreated tinplate from turning black when the pretreated tinplate of the invention that is provided with a coating lacquer is in contact with liquids containing or releasing sulfur compounds and with food containing protein. In the disclosed method, the tinplate is anodically polarized in an electrolyte containing at least one inert water-soluble salt and is then brought in contact with an acidic aqueous composition containing water-soluble inorganic compounds of the elements zr, ti, hf, and/or si. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299307

Workstation of a food item processing system

The invention relates to a workstation of a food item processing system, said workstation comprising a food item reception area for receiving food items at the workstation from a primary conveyor of the food item processing system, a food item dispatch area for returning processed food items to the primary conveyor, a computer registration device arranged for obtaining information about a return of a processed food item from said food item dispatch area to said primary conveyor and sending said information to a computer system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299212

Cnt metal composite and method of manufacturing the same

Provided are a cnt plating metal composite with high conductivity and wherein metal plating is plated onto the inside of a high-density cnt aggregate, and a production method for same. Also provided is a method for patterning the cnt plating metal composite. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299088

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

11/14/13 / #20130299068

Method and arrangement for treatment of liner sleeve

A method for preparing a resizing sleeve for lining a joining point in a pipe assembly having pipes of thicker and thinner diameter. The method includes stretching the resizing sleeve in diameter to the size of the thicker pipe in diameter of the pipe assembly, installing an installation hat according to the thicker pipe in diameter of the pipe assembly by airtightly gluing it onto the stretched resizing sleeve, and returning the resizing sleeve to the size of the thinner pipe in diameter of the pipe assembly to be lined. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299029

Water hammer arrester

A water hammer arrester for installation into a water pipeline, the water hammer arrester including an inlet for receiving water from the water pipeline, an outlet for returning the water to the water pipeline, a body connecting the inlet and the outlet, and a piston assembly positioned in the body to allow water to flow from the inlet to the outlet between the piston assembly and the body, wherein the piston assembly is adapted to absorb pressure variations in the water pipeline to thereby at least partially reduce water hammer in the water pipeline in use.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130299020

Dual configuration hydraulic manifold apparatus and system

The invention relates to a hydraulic manifold apparatus and system, connectable to a dual stage motor, for use in the topdrive of drilling operations. The hydraulic manifold is switchable between a low speed, high torque configuration and a high speed, low torque configuration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298919

Combination light and cigar cutting blade

A combination light and cigar cutting blade that includes a housing having a first housing piece and a second housing piece that mates with the first housing piece when the housing pieces are assembled; a light source disposed in said first housing piece; at least one battery coupled with the light source; a switch mounted on the first housing piece coupled with the light source and battery, and having opposed positions for either activating the light source or turning the light source off; a cutting blade having an annular cutting blade surface; and an activating button mounted on the second housing piece for operating the cutting blade between a nested position in which the cutting blade is disposed within the second housing piece, and an extended position in which the cutting blade is extended from the second housing piece.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298845

Apparatuses, systems and methods for warning flying birds of hazards

An apparatus is provided for warning bird of hazards, the apparatus comprising an enclosure, at least one light emitter for directing light within a predetermined beam width between ten and forty eight degrees full width half magnitude, a light emitter controller for controlling the at least one light emitter, and a power source. The light emitter controller provides power to and controls the one or more light emitters so that the light is emitted with a predetermined repetition rate so that light is emitted to provide a visual deterrent to birds on a flight path toward the hazard. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298829

Thin film deposition apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus using the same

A thin film deposition apparatus used to manufacture large substrates on a mass scale and that allows high-definition patterning, and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus using the same, the apparatus inclues a loading unit fixing a substrate onto an electrostatic chuck; a deposition unit including a chamber maintained in a vacuum state and a thin film deposition assembly disposed in the chamber, separated from the substrate by a predetermined distance, to deposit a thin film on the substrate fixed on the electrostatic chuck; an unloading unit separating the substrate on which a deposition process is completed, from the electrostatic chuck; a first circulation unit sequentially moving the electrostatic chuck on which the substrate is fixed, to the loading unit, the deposition unit, and the unloading unit; and a second circulation unit returning the electrostatic chuck separated from the substrate to the loading unit from the unloading unit, wherein the first circulation unit passes through the chamber when passing through the deposition unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298777

Beverage preparation machine

The present invention concerns a beverage preparation machine (1) having a tank (2) for containing a food-grade fluid, said tank comprising: (i) a reservoir body with side, bottom and top walls, (ii) at least one filling opening, (iii) at least one dispensing opening comprising a dispensing valve for establishing a fluid connecting between said machine and said tank, said tank having a weight we when less than 5% of its total volume is filled, and a weight wf when at least 5% of its total volume is filled with fluid, said valve being reciprocally movable between a first position where the tank has a weight we and the valve is open and a second position where the tank has a weight wf and the valve is closed characterized in that said machine comprises a switch disposed in the vicinity of at least one wall of the tank (2), so that: —when the tank has a weight wf said tank is in a first position so that it contacts said switch, and —when the tank has a weight we said tank is in a second position, away from said switch, said machine further comprising a user warning means that is actuated when the switch does not contact the tank wall so as to warn the user that the tank needs a refill.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298684

Method for detecting damage to a hollow shaft

(d) comparing the signal propagation time to a predetermined intended value and emitting a warning in the case of a deviation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298653

Method of controlling fuel composition learning

A method of controlling fuel composition learning includes steps of monitoring changes in airflow within an engine to determine steady state conditions. The method further includes steps of initiating a fuel composition learning process during steady state conditions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298640

Method for operating a soot sensor

A method for operating a soot sensor that has an interdigital electrode structure, to which a measurement voltage is applied. Soot particles from an exhaust gas flow are deposited onto the interdigital electrode structure and the measurement current is evaluated as a measure of the soot load of the soot sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/14/13 / #20130298331

Bed with a powered width expansion wing

A method for governing care of a person includes determining the importance of a candidate activity (84) relative to the importance of patient sleep continuity (104) and, if the candidate activity is more important than sleep continuity, carrying out the activity or indicating the acceptability of carrying out the activity (106) and, if the candidate activity is not more important than sleep continuity, refraining from carrying out the activity or indicating the unacceptability of carrying out the activity (108). A system for patient care governance comprises a decision engine (80) for determining the importance of the candidate activity relative to the importance of sleep continuity, and a controller (92) responsive to the decision engine for issuing a command to carry out the activity or indicate the acceptability of carrying out the activity (106), refrain from carrying out the activity or indicate the unacceptability of carrying out the activity (108).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298242

Systems and methods for providing mobile security based on dynamic attestation

. . . . . . Instrumented networks, machines and platforms having target subjects (devices, transactions, services, users, organizations) are disclosed. A security orchestration service generates runtime operational integrity profiles representing and identifying a level of threat or contextual trustworthiness, at near real time, of subjects (including mobile devices) and applications on the instrumented target platform. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298230

Systems and methods for network flow remediation based on risk correlation

Instrumented networks and platforms having target subjects (devices, transactions, services, users, organizations) are disclosed. A security orchestration service generates runtime operational integrity profiles representing and identifying a level of threat or contextual trustworthiness, at near real time, of subjects and applications on the instrumented target platform. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298225

Mobile information terminal and gripping-feature learning method

A mobile information terminal includes a mode acquisition section adapted to acquire the mode of the mobile information terminal; a sample filling section adapted to, when the number of gripping feature samples acquired in a mode is insufficient, fill in lacking gripping feature samples with gripping feature samples acquired in another mode; a gripping-feature sample acquisition section adapted to acquire gripping feature samples; a switch adapted to switch the mobile information terminal between a learning state and an authentication state; a template learning section adapted to learn an authentication template in each mode using the gripping feature samples when the mobile information terminal is in the learning state; an authentication section adapted to compare the learned authentication template with gripping feature samples in each mode to perform authentication; and a locking section adapted to lock some or all of functions of the mobile information terminal when the authentication fails.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298207

Methods and devices for detecting an ip address

A method for detecting an ip address. An access router releases the routes of a detected ip address via a first interface and a second interface, and sets the priority of the route released via said first interface lower than that of the route released via said second interface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298194

Communication apparatus and control method

A communication apparatus detects network information concerning a network that communicates via a base station and performs acquisition processing for acquiring authentication information used for authentication with an authentication server via the base station from another communication apparatus according to the network information detected by the detection unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298149

Apparatus and methods for data collection and validation

Methods and apparatus for collection, validation, analysis, and automated error correction of data regarding user interaction with content. In one embodiment, statistical methods are used to arrive at expected values for the collected data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130298089

Method for increasing the robustness of a double patterning router used to manufacture integrated circuit devices

A method for increasing the robustness of a double patterning router used in the manufacture of integrated circuit devices that includes providing a set of original color rules defining an original color rule space, providing a set of integrated circuit designs defining a design space, providing a router processing engine, perturbing the original color rules to define a perturbed color rule space, applying the perturbed color rule space and the design space to the router processing engine to expose double pattern routing odd cycle decomposition errors, and feeding back the exposed decomposition errors to enhance router processing engine development by reconfiguring the router processing engine in accordance with the exposed decomposition errors.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297827

Method and server for intelligent categorization of bookmarks

The present invention, relating to the field of computer technologies, provides a method and server for intelligent categorization of bookmarks. The method includes: acquiring a bookmark link address requested for categorization by a client; categorizing the bookmark link address requested for categorization; and returning a categorization result as a bookmark category to the client. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297675

System for learning trail application creation

A server configured to create a learning trail application for a geographic area. The server includes a processor configured to: provide a template having a plurality of fields including a location field configured to receive the geographic area and an image archive field configured to receive images; receive template data for placement as the content of one or more of the plurality of fields; receive instructions for determining the placement of the template data into one or more of the plurality of fields; and generate the learning trail application from the template with the received template data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297590

Detecting and presenting information to a user based on relevancy to the user's personal interest

The invention performs predictive analytics on web content for users researching or tracking detailed topics on the web who are limited by the sparse input capability of current search tools. Using a machine learning technology core and other predictive analytics tools, the invention allows users to create predictive models based on exemplars of their interest such as articles and documents. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297584

Promoting websites based on location

A computer system, method, and media for associating locations with ranked websites are provided. The computer system includes a search engine, a log database, and a location database that are employed to respond to search requests from users by returning appropriately ranked websites to the user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297582

Peer sharing of personalized views of detected information based on relevancy to a particular user's personal interests

The technology performs predictive analytics on web content for users researching or tracking detailed topics on the web who are limited by the sparse input capability of current search tools. Using a machine learning technology core and other predictive analytics tools, the technology allows users to create predictive models based on exemplars of their interest such as articles and documents. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297552

Method of extracting knowledge relating to a node in a distributed network

Embodiment is related to a method of extracting knowledge relating to a node from a plurality of nodes in a distributed network. Firstly, acquiring expertise information of each of plurality of nodes connected to distributed network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297537

Method and system for creating dynamic neural function libraries

The current invention comprises a function library and relates to artificial intelligence systems and devices. Within a dynamic neural network (the “intelligent target device”) training model values are autonomously generated in during learning and stored in synaptic registers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297536

Mental health digital behavior monitoring support system and method

A system and method for monitoring a user's mental health tor and collect data concerning. The user's use of electronic devices is tracked, such as usage of his mobile phone, tablet and his web activity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297519

System and method for identifying potential legal liability and providing early warning in an enterprise

A system for detection of potential legal liability is presented. The system uses factual information that has triggered liability based on any number of legal theories, and compares the words expressing those facts to customer and employee communications in order to identify potential liability to an enterprise by reviewing of the enterprise's emails. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297489

Data analytics models for loan treatment

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

11/07/13 / #20130297340

Learning and optimizing care protocols

A method (600) of learning and/or optimizing clinical protocols and/or clinical guidelines. Workflow data is received (602) for a plurality of patients. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297338

Method for evaluating the health of a website

An automated or manual triage assessment of the website provides administrators with recommendations on specific areas of possible improvements or a warning if certain areas (metrics) are outside of typical operating parameters. The automated triage system notifies an administrator on the occurrence of manually or automatically set events, such as when a parameter is outside of a specified range, and provide directions on how to solve the issue.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297337

Instruments and methods for obtaining informed consent to genetic tests

This invention provides an instrument for obtaining consent for a genetic test that comprises three or more integrated elements including an information element for conveying information to an individual concerning a genetic test, and instruction element for use by a practitioner in instructing individuals on the genetic test and use of the instrument, a collection element for collecting an individual's medical and family history, a assessment element for assessing the individual's retention and understanding of information concerning a genetic test, a certification element for certifying the individual's consent to said tests, as well as housekeeping elements useful for recording a medical record, labeling a sample, and billing. Also provided is a method for obtaining informed consent for a genetic test using an integrated instrument. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297315

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

11/07/13 / #20130297300

Automatic determination of stability and validity of speech transmission index measurements

The speech transmission index (sti) uses the modulation transfer function to characterize speech communication channels with a single index. This index accurately predicts speech intelligibility. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297152

Vehicle

The vehicle includes a vehicle body having a steering section and a drive section connected together; a steerable wheel which steers the vehicle body; a drive wheel which drives the vehicle body; an inclination actuator apparatus for inclining the steering section or the drive section in a turning direction; a plurality of sensors which detect lateral accelerations; yaw angular velocity detection means; vehicle speed detection means; and a control apparatus which controls the inclination of the vehicle body by controlling the inclination actuator apparatus. The control apparatus performs feedback control on the basis of the lateral accelerations, calculates a link angular velocity predicted value from the derivative value of the yaw angular velocity and the vehicle speed, and controls the inclination of the vehicle body by performing feedforward control while using the calculated link angular velocity predicted value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297147

Dark current cutoff system and method for vehicle junction box

Disclosed is a dark current cutoff system and method for a vehicle junction. In particular, a controller is configured to monitor signal input through a can communication module to determine when other modules in the vehicle are in a sleep mode, cut off battery power to a load device by turning off a switching element when the controller determines that the other modules in the vehicle are in sleep mode, and forcibly maintains an off state of the switching element for a set period time after the power has been cut, regardless of signal input through the can communication module.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297113

Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle

Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an engine shut-down, after a disconnect clutch coupled between an engine and an electric machine has been released. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297112

Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle

Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an engine shut-down, after a disconnect clutch coupled between an engine and an electric machine has been released. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297103

System and method for collecting remotely located positional data

A computer-implemented system and method for the collection, filtering, and transmission of aviation information is disclosed. A plurality of flight information is received over a digital network at various remote locations, and the data is filtered prior to transmission to a central database for presentation and use. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297076

Peakpower energy management and control system method and apparatus

An integrated energy management and/or control system method and apparatus that continually monitors power consumption on each piece of equipment 2417 and performs detailed analyses of energy consumption curves including derivatives and compares data to historical data on the same equipment as well as going online and acquiring manufacturers specs and comparing to that as well as the same model number equipment in the same or other locations, in order to detect anomalies, abnormal energy consumption or provide early warning of equipment failures.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297055

Network-based control method and system for controlling a whole-flow production process

A web-based automation control method and system for controlling a whole-flow production process are provided. The system includes a first production equipment; an inspection equipment; a warehouse controlling instrument designed to collect or monitor some elements concerning warehouse; an environmental parameter controlling instrument for collecting and monitoring variable environment elements; an input/output (i/o) cabinet connected to the first production equipment, the inspection equipment, the warehousing controlling instrument, environmental parameter controlling instrument; a programmable logic controller (plc) cabinet connected to the i/o cabinet; a switch for connecting the plc control cabinet with a manufacturing execution systems (mes) server; and a terminal connected to the manufacturing execution systems (mes) server via a communications network.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130297044

Method for redundantly controlling processes of an automation system

A method is provided for redundantly controlling process of an automation system having at least two controllers in which each controller consecutively carries out a plurality of task blocks, wherein output data which can be transmitted for carrying out the task blocks is stored in a plurality of work regions exceeding the number of task blocks by one. The work regions contain the respective output data for each of the task blocks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296959

Method for stabilization of cardiac tissue contractions using limit cycles

Electrical stimulation to cardiac tissue stabilizes atrial and ventricular arrhythmia when timed to stabilize a limit cycle structure in a poincare map. Disclosed are methods and apparatus, operational internally or externally, for removing the reentrant effects of heterogeneity present in a diseased heart and returning the heart to an improved metabolic status allowing removal of support. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296912

Medical implant and manufacturing method thereof

A medical implantable occlusion device (100) is disclosed comprising a braiding of at least one thread, an expanded diameter portion (102), and a tubular member (103) having a distal endpoint closest to the expanded diameter portion having a distal rim (107). The braiding comprises a stem (108) having a first end connected to the expanded diameter portion and a second end connected to the distal region, where the stem in a relaxed state is partly sunk into the tubular member beneath the distal rim (107), wherein the proximal region comprises a connecting member (113), wherein ends of the at least one thread are fixed to the connecting member, the expanded diameter portion comprises returning loops of the at least one thread whereby opposite ends of the at least one thread forming the expanded diameter portion are fixed to the connecting member.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296748

Method of massage for improving of body condition, diagnosis, prevention and treatment diseases, and the massage device for these purposes.

The massage device design consists of the forward and backward reversible angular turning motion mechanism such as the reversible electric engine with the angular turning motion reverse system while this mechanism contains a moving part that contains the influencing head with the end in the form of the friction surface such as a flat form.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296724

Method and apparatus for early warning of critical care patient hemodynamic instability

A method and apparatus for providing a computing environment for a user which gives early warning of critical care patient instability. The method and apparatus use the entropy of monitored channels which are paired, each channel being paired once with each other channel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296688

Method for evaluating a pet dataset in relation to a neurotransmitter and / or neuromodulator

A method is disclosed for evaluating a pet dataset with information concerning spatial distribution of a neurotransmitter and/or a neuromodulator in the brain of a patient wherein, in addition to the pet dataset, an especially morphometric magnetic resonance image dataset is recorded, which is or will be registered with the pet dataset. Concentration data of the spatial distribution is assigned to at least one specific region of the brain, especially to a nucleus, taking into account the magnetic resonance image data, for establishing result data assigned to the region.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296524

Apparatus for producing aromatic polyester and process for producing aromatic polyester

The present invention provides an apparatus for producing an aromatic polyester, comprising a reactor, a rectifying column, a distillation pipe for feeding distillate gas from the reactor to the rectifying column, and a liquid returning pipe for returning reflux liquid from the rectifying column to a reactor, wherein the ratio of (b) the inside diameter of pipe of the liquid returning pipe to (a) the maximum inside diameter of drum of the reactor, (b)/(a), is 0.012 to 0.12. The production apparatus has an efficient rectifying effect and is suitable for producing an aromatic polyester having an excellent heat resistance and color tone efficiently with good polymerizability and at low cost.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296483

Method for producing olefin oligomer mixture

A method for producing an olefin oligomer mixture comprising: feeding a raw olefin oligomer mixture to a first evaporator; feeding a residue which is taken out from the first evaporator to a second evaporator, and returning a distillate which is distilled from the second evaporator to the first evaporator; taking a distillate out from the first evaporator; feeding a residue which is taken out from the second evaporator to a third evaporator; and taking a distillate out from the third evaporator.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130296061

Actuation and pumping with field-responsive fluids

Actuators, pumps, clutches, brakes and other assemblies may utilize field-responsive fluids that include a plurality of particles suspended in a base fluid. A positive displacement pump is provided by causing particles to align into chains and walls which inhibit traversal by fluid within a fluid enclosure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295959

Third party location query for wireless networks

A computer-implemented method provides, to a first user, location-based information concerning a second user, and a system and computer-readable storage medium include computer-readable instructions for performing the same. The method includes determining that the second user is within a certain geographic area and communicating to the first user, by way of a wireless communication device of the first user, an identity of the second user.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295950

Method and apparatus for reporting channel information

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, apparatus including a transmitter configured to output information, a processing core configured to obtain information concerning in-device multiradio interference, the processing core being configured to assign at least one priority to at least one channel of a first radio access technology in dependence of the information concerning in-device multiradio interference, and the processing core being configured to cause the transmitter to output channel information including an indication of the at least one priority for transmission to a base station of the first radio access technology.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295877

Determining usage predictions and detecting anomalous user activity through traffic patterns

A system for selecting and monitoring data plans for telecommunications systems, and methods of determining, learning and estimating usage patterns in-order to predict usage and tie this to cost and the overlaying of plan selection for cost optimization. Further, additional methods are applied to determine anomalous user behaviors and raise security and data leakage related events.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295853

Communication system and method having low-signal-level warning system and method

A wireless communication system and method provide wireless communication between a first communication component and a second communication component. In at least one of the first and second communication components, strength of a signal between the first and second communication components is monitored. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295769

Methods of patterning small via pitch dimensions

Integrated circuit methods are described. The methods include providing a photomask that includes two main features for two via openings and further includes an optical proximity correction (opc) feature linking the two main features; forming a hard mask layer on a substrate, the hard mask layer including two trench openings; forming a patterned resist layer over the hard mask layer using the photomask, wherein the patterned resist layer includes a peanut-shaped opening with two end portion aligned with the two trench openings of the hard mask layer, respectively; and performing a first etch process to the substrate using the hard mask layer and the patterned resist layer as a combined etch mask.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295699

Method for testing through-silicon-via (tsv) structures

A method for testing tsv structures includes providing a wafer having a front side and a back side, the wafer further comprising a plurality of tsv structures formed therein; thinning the wafer from the back side of the wafer; forming a first under bump metallization layer on the back side of the wafer blanketly; providing a probing card to the front side of the wafer to test the tsv structures; and patterning the first ubm layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295545

Non-linear quest-based learning apparatus and method

A method of teaching in a cloud-based learning environment is disclosed herein. In this method, students are presented with a group of quest files wherein each quest file corresponds to a non-linear quest-based curriculum. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295544

Computer-based matching and social networking for educators of blended learning programs

A computer-based matching system for educators based on specific criteria related to blended instructional practices. The system promotes collaboration around blended learning initiatives and the use of digital/online resources to support instruction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295535

Interactive system and method for multi-sensory learning

An interactive computer based system and method for multi-sensory learning to teach students to read, to write, to improve their fluency, and to improve their reading comprehension. The multi-sensory system combines phonics and reading comprehension to teach students how to decode the alphabet and understand what they read. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295533

Method and system for educational linking of lyrical phrases and musical structure

An educational system and associated methodology links lyrical phrases with structural features of music creating educational tools for enhanced learning. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for enhanced learning includes lyrics customized to relay a lesson wherein the lyrics include one or more phrases of words. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295509

Method for thermally after-burning waste gases from acrolein and hydrocyanic acid production

The invention relates to a method for thermally after-burning the waste gas flows developing during the production of acrolein in a gas phase process and for thermally after-burning the waste gas flows developing during the production of hydrocyanic acid in a gas phase process, characterized in that the waste gas flows from the production of acrolein and the waste gas flows from the production of hydrocyanic acid are supplied to a joint thermal after-burning process.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130295349

Transparent conductive film with pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, method for producing same, and touch panel

The transparent conductive film is capable of preventing a situation in which level differences formed due to patterning exceed a design value, even when the film base used is a thin film base having a thickness of 110 μm or less or even when the transparent conductive layer has been crystallized by heating. Transparent conductive film with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer comprises: a film base, a transparent conductive layer laminated on one surface of the film base and which is patterned and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on the other surface of the film, wherein the film base has a thickness of 10 to 110 μm, a total thickness of the film base and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is 30 to 300 μm, and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a storage modulus measured at 23° c. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294895

Variable geometry turbine

A variable geometry turbine includes a fluid space formed by a nozzle mount and a nozzle plate; and a plurality of nozzle vanes arranged in the fluid space at certain intervals in the circumferential direction so as to partition the fluid space. The nozzle vanes are supported by shafts on the nozzle mount, in such a manner as to be capable of turning. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294876

Construction machine

A small turning type hydraulic excavator (1) including: a counterweight (6) disposed at the rear of a turning upperstructure (3) provided with a front work machine (4) in the front thereof; an engine (5a) disposed within an engine room (5) in front of the counterweight (6); a heat exchanger (15) exchanging heat with the engine (5a); a fan (16) introducing outside air from an intake port (5b) formed in the exterior of the engine room (5) into the engine room (5) to cool the heat exchanger (15); a tail pipe (20) disposed on the exterior of the engine room (5); an aqueous urea tank (12) storing aqueous urea that purifies the exhaust gas discharged from the engine (5a); and batteries (13a, 13b) supplying electric power to the engine (5a), wherein: both the aqueous urea tank (12) and the batteries (13a, 13b) are disposed on an upstream side of the heat exchanger (15) in a flow direction of the outside air.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294753

Facility for processing verbal feedback and updating digital video recorder (dvr) recording patterns

A method, a system and a computer program product for using speech/voice recognition technology to update digital video recorder (dvr) program recording patterns, based on program viewer/listener feedback. A speech controlled patient modification (scpm) utility, utilizes a dvr recording sub-system integrated with speech processing functionality to compare control phrases with phrases uttered by a viewer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294618

Sound reproducing intellectual system and method of control thereof

The invention relates to the method and devices of sound volume management and control in the attended areas. According to the proposed method and system variants the sound reproducing system comprises: sounding mode appointment device, central station for audio signal transmittance; one or more peripheral stations for audio signal reception and playback; appliance for listener's location recognition; computing device for performing calculation concerning sounding parameters at the points of each listener's location and for performing calculation of controlling parameters for system tuning. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294559

Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor is provided with a core which includes a new fuel part and a burning part at which neutrons are generated and fuel is burned. The burning part moves in a direction toward the new fuel part from the beginning to the end of the combustion cycle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294203

Focused acoustic transducer

A focused acoustic transducer suitable for use in a downhole environment is disclosed. At least some embodiments employ a disk of piezoelectric material with low planar coupling and low poisson's ratio mounted on a backing material and sealed inside an enclosure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130294100

Light distribution-controlling device of vehicle headlight

A light distribution-controlling device of a vehicle headlight includes headlight lamp bodies, light distribution operation switches, a front detection unit, a manual mode control unit that controls the light distribution of the headlight lamp body based on a signal outputting from the light distribution operation switch, an auto mode control unit that controls the light distribution of the headlight lamp body based on a signal output from the front detection unit, an auto mode changeover switch that switches control of the light distribution of the headlight lamp body to control by the auto mode control unit, a passing continuation-determining unit that determines whether a continuation time of an on operation of a passing switch is more than or equal to a threshold continuation time, and an auto mode-returning unit that returns the control of the light distribution to the control by the auto mode control unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293858

Anisotropic phase shifting mask

The present disclosure provides a photomask. The photomask includes a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293724

Imaging systems with signal chain verification circuitry

An imaging system may include an array of image pixels and verification circuitry. The verification circuitry may inject a test voltage into the pixel signal chain of a test pixel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293715

Driver assistance system for vehicle

A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes an imager disposed in the vehicle and viewing forward of the vehicle through the vehicle windshield. The imager has a field of view exterior the vehicle and is operable to capture image data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293607

Printing device

The printing device having a turntable for turning a mounted printing object so that its printed face is directed upward, a printing head having a plurality of nozzles for spouting inks and being able to move toward a center of rotation of the printing object from outside the rotation of the printed face, and a controller provided for controlling a moving speed of the printing head, a rotating speed of the turntable, and spouting of the inks by the plurality of the nozzles, to perform a controlling operation in a manner such that a printing is spirally applied onto the printed face of the printing object by permitting the printing object mounted on the turntable to be rotated and by permitting the printing head to continuously move while allowing the plurality of the nozzles to spout therefrom the inks.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293562

Method and system for producing a rich multimedia interaction

There is provided a method of producing a rich multimedia interaction comprising identifying a theme of the rich multimedia interaction, determining its dynamic display attributes based on the theme, determining a cooperation protocol governing interplay amongst the dynamic display attributes, and designating a background. The method further comprises selecting a display motif of the rich multimedia interaction, and generating the rich multimedia interaction for display, using one or more sub-applications configured to apply the cooperation protocol to the dynamic display attributes to produce enhanced dynamic display attributes and to adapt the enhanced dynamic display attributes to the display motif and integrate the enhanced dynamic display attributes with the background. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293506

Capacitive switch automatic adjustment

A method for adjusting input sensitivity of a touchscreen. The method includes: providing input sensitivity of the touchscreen at a base level; increasing input sensitivity of the touchscreen above the base level in response to detection of at least one predetermined condition; and returning input sensitivity of the touchscreen to the base level when atmospheric temperature proximate to the touchscreen is equal to or greater than a first target temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293407

Device for warning of radar traps

The invention relates to a device for warning of radar traps or speed radar signals, comprising a radar detection antenna, a central processing unit, which is connected to the radar detection antenna, an alert device or unit, which is connected to the central processing unit and which is designed for delivering an alarm, wherein the central processing unit is designed for determining at least one characteristic of the signal received by the radar detection antenna and for causing the alert device to deliver an alarm or suppress the delivery of an alarm in dependence on least one determined characteristic.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293395

Mobile object target state determination device and program

An environmental movement detection section detects the speed of a vehicle and detects a mobile object in the vicinity of the vehicle. A collision probability prediction section predicts the probability of a prospective collision between the vehicle and the detected vicinity mobile object. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293386

Systems and methods for permitting movement of an object outside a predetermined proximity distance threshold

Disclosed herein is a method and system for managing the location of at least one object that includes providing an object having a communication structure and providing a device capable of communicating with the communication structure operatively associated with the object within a communication range, the device being capable of providing a warning notification. The method and system further include determining, by the device, that the object is not detected within a predetermined proximity distance threshold and determining, by the device, that the object that is not detected within the predetermined proximity distance threshold has permission to not be detected within the predetermined proximity distance threshold. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293379

Visual perception and acuity disruption techniques and systems

Exemplary security lighting routines are tailored to disrupt visual perception and/or acuity so as to significantly reduce the ability of a person or persons, who has breached security, to function within a secured space. A routine triggered in response to a security breach includes a flash at a relatively high intensity, some number of times brighter than normal illumination for the space. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293361

Wireless remote with control code learning

A wireless remote control system provides very low power operation and automatic addressing. In one disclosed example, the remote-control transmitter is battery operated, the receiver is powered from the ac line, and the system functions as a remotely operated switch to control lights or other devices or appliances. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293346

Reteachable switching circuit with ability for locking

A method for teaching a switching circuit is provided. The method includes presenting a target within a sensing range of a sensor of the switching circuit for a pre-determined duration and acquiring an identification code of the target via the sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293282

Charge-saving power-gate apparatus and method

A power-gate circuit includes a power-gate transistor operable to switch to decouple a first supply voltage from a second supply voltage during an idle mode, and to couple the first supply voltage to the second supply voltage during a full operational mode. Part of the charge stored at a gate terminal of the power-gate transistor, would have been otherwise flushed to ground while turning on the power-gate transistor, is routed to the rail of the second supply voltage of the logic block. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293244

Material-discerning proximity sensing

A material-discerning proximity sensor is arranged to include an antenna that is arranged to radiate a radio-frequency signal. A capacitive sensor is arranged to detect a change in capacitance of the capacitive sensor and to receive the radio-frequency signal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293115

Automatically configuring of a lighting

The invention relates to automatically configuring of a lighting created by a lighting system, particularly to creating a lighting, which follows a person, with a networked lighting system. A basic idea of the invention is to adapt the learning based processing of activations of lamps and presence detectors received as input data to changes in a system for automatically configuring lighting with a variable adaptation rate in order to make the automatic lighting configuration more robust with regard to system changes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130293105

Vehicle exterior lighting system

An exterior lighting system for a vehicle is disclosed. The lighting system may include a plurality of lights provided proximate the wheel-wheels of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130292980

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

11/07/13 / #20130292953

Panic lock

Panic lock for building into a door (2) or similar, either as a left lock or a right lock, characterised in that the same lock can be converted to function either as a left lock or a right lock, depending on the desired application, by means of a switching mechanism (29) that is operated by turning the latch bolt (9).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130292768

Array substrate and method of fabricating the same

A method of fabricating an array substrate includes forming a first metal layer, a gate insulating material layer and an oxide semiconductor material layer on a substrate; heat-treating the substrate having the oxide semiconductor material layer at a temperature of about 300 degrees celsius to about 500 degrees celsius; patterning the oxide semiconductor material layer, the gate insulating material layer and the first metal layer, thereby forming a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer and an oxide semiconductor layer; forming a gate line connected to the gate electrode and made of low resistance metal material; forming source and drain electrodes, a data line and a pixel electrode, the source and drain electrodes and the data line having a double-layered structure of a transparent conductive material layer and a low resistance metal material layer, the pixel electrode made of the transparent conductive material layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130292633

Etch bias homogenization

Methods and memory devices formed using etch bias homogenization are provided. One example method of forming a memory device using etch bias homogenization includes forming conductive material at respective levels over a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130292259

Large scale grid energy storage based on aluminum technology

Grid energy storage is very challenging due to its large scale, required quick response, versatility, round trip efficiency, and new system infrastructure. However, the benefit is also huge because it would enable utilisation of intermittent renewable energy, leverage load, and allow energy management in hours/diurnal to seconds/minutes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291940

Method of forming contacts for a back-contact solar cell

Methods of forming contacts for solar cells are described. In one embodiment, a method includes forming a silicon layer above a substrate, forming and patterning a solid-state p-type dopant source on the silicon layer, forming an n-type dopant source layer over exposed regions of the silicon layer and over a plurality of regions of the solid-state p-type dopant source, and heating the substrate to provide a plurality of n-type doped silicon regions among a plurality of p-type doped silicon regions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291834

Method and control device for operating a spark ignition gas engine

The disclosure relates to a method for operating a spark ignition gas engine, with fuel gas in the form of biogas by setting an ignition time (zzp) of the spark ignition gas engine. The method comprises to following steps: mixing of air and fuel gas to form a combustible gas mixture in a mixing arrangement, feeding in and igniting the combustible gas mixture in the combustion chamber while setting an ignition time (zzp) and burning the combustible gas mixture while discharging exhaust gas from the combustion chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291821

Combustion chamber structure by using preheating net and spark plug to ignite

A combustion chamber structure by using a preheating net and a spark plug to ignite includes a cylinder. The cylinder is connected with a connection seat. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291626

Auto-coded analyte sensors and apparatus, systems, and methods for detecting same

In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided. The analyte sensor has a plurality of fuse members associated therewith. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291537

Low-pressure loop egr device

A low-pressure loop egr device (47, 89) includes an electronic control unit (controller) (55). When an off signal is inputted from a key switch (57) as a stop warning signal to give notice that a supercharged engine (1) is about to stop, the electric control unit (55) controls an egr valve (51) so as to close an egr passage (49), and then controls a nozzle actuator (27) so as to turn multiple variable nozzles (25) in a narrowing direction.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291486

Production device and production method of linked packaged products

A nuclear reactor is provided with a core which includes a new fuel part and a burning part at which neutrons are generated and fuel is burned. The burning part moves in a direction toward the new fuel part from the beginning to the end of the combustion cycle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/07/13 / #20130291444

Cmp slurry regeneration apparatus and method

The cmp slurry regeneration apparatus 200 for regenerating the cmp slurry used for a cmp process patterning metal conductive elements on a semiconductor circuit comprises a gravity separator 205 for precipitating solids in a diluted waste slurry used in the cmp process by gravity sedimentation; a concentrated slurry container 207 for reserving the solid through the gravity sedimentation in the gravity separator 205 as concentrated slurry 206; a solid-liquid separator 209 for catching components contained in the waste slurry as rinsed components through rinsing the waste slurry by remaining hydroxide corresponding to small amount metal ion while removing soluble and solid components formed by the cmp process; and a regenerated slurry container 211 for regenerating the small amount metal ion from the rinsed components.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130291111

Method and device for program identification based on machine learning

The invention discloses a method and device for programidentification based on machine learning. The method comprises: analyzing an inputted unknown program, and extracting a feature of the unknown program; coarsely classifying the unknown program according to the extracted feature; judging by inputting the unknown program into a corresponding decision-making machine generated by training according to a result of the coarse classification; and outputting an identification result of the unknown program, wherein the identification result is a malicious program or a non-malicious program. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130291097

Mobile information terminal, gripping-feature learning method, and gripping-feature authentication method

A mobile information terminal includes: a mode acquisition part that acquires a mode of the mobile information terminal; a trigger monitoring part that, when a sampling trigger determined on the mode is generated, outputs a gripping-feature acquisition signal; a gripping-feature sample acquisition part that acquires a gripping-feature acquisition signal and a gripping-feature sample; a switch that switches the mobile information terminal between a learning state and an authentication state; a template learning part that, with the mobile information terminal in the learning state, learns a user authentication template for each mode using the gripping-feature samples; a user authentication part that, with the mobile information terminal in the authentication state, compares the learned user authentication template and the gripping-feature sample for each mode for user authentication; a locking part that locks some or all functions of the mobile information terminal when the user authentication fails.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130291045

Method and apparatus for transmitting data in a data stream

The invention provides a method and apparatus that addresses and resolves the issues currently affecting the ability to offer enhanced tv, in particular, those issues concerning timing and synchronization, interaction with other modules in the stb, and distribution.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130291019

Self-learning methods, entity relations, remote control, and other features for real-time processing, storage, indexing, and delivery of segmented video

Self-learning systems process data in real-time and output the processed data to client applications in an effective manner. They comprise a capture platform that captures data and generates a stream of text, a text decoding server that extracts individual words from the stream of text, an entity extractor that identifies entities, a trending engine that outputs trending results, and a live queue broker that filters the trending results. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290895

Virtual page turn

One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290845

Method and system for sending video edit information

The present invention relates to permitting a user to transmit information concerning a segment of an audio/video program without transmitting the audio/video program. Specifically, the present invention generates a start time of a video edit and a stop time of a video edit in response to a user input, and transmits this information to a recipient along with data identifying the video asset, such that the recipient may apply this information to a copy of the video asset. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290791

Mapping a network fault

A method of mapping a network fault is provided. Information is received concerning geographical coordinates of terminal network elements and their association with shared network components. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290778

Restoring from a legacy os environment to a uefi pre-boot environment

Restoring from a legacy os environment to a unified extensible firmware interface (uefi) pre-boot environment, including: storing, under the uefi pre-boot environment, context in the uefi pre-boot environment that needs to be preserved, where the context in the uefi pre-boot environment that needs to be preserved includes cpu execution context; restoring a first portion of the cpu execution context in response to the uefi pre-boot environment failing to load the legacy os; making a cpu associated with the uefi pre-boot environment enter into system management mode, and restoring a second portion of the cpu execution context under the system management mode; and exiting from cpu system management mode, thereby returning to the uefi pre-boot environment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290698

System and method for efficient support for short cryptoperiods in template mode

System and method embodiments are provided herein for efficient representation and use of initialization vectors (ivs) for encrypted segments using template mode representation in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash). An embodiment method includes sending in a media presentation description (mpd), from a network server to a client, a template for generating a universal resource locator (url) to obtain an iv that is used for encrypting a segment, in absence of an iv value in the mpd, receiving from the client a url configured according to the template, and upon receiving the url, returning an iv corresponding to the url to the client. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290624

Transferring learning metadata between storage servers having clusters via copy services operations on a shared virtual logical unit that stores the learning metadata

A virtual logical unit that stores learning metadata is allocated in a first storage server having a first plurality of clusters, wherein the learning metadata indicates a type of storage device in which selected data of the first plurality of clusters of the first storage server are stored. A copy services command is received to copy the selected data from the first storage server to a second storage server having a second plurality of clusters. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290390

Method and device for inputting equation

The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for inputting equations. An equation input apparatus includes a learning context recognizer for extracting learning context information regarding a learner; a target equation group extractor for generating a target equation group including target mathematical symbols based on the extracted learning context information; and a predicted equation provider for providing a predicted mathematical symbol list relating to information, input or selected from the target equation group by user command, and for reflecting an equation selected from the predicted mathematical symbol list in the input or selected information.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290333

System for extracting customer feedback from a microblog site

A system for extracting customer feedback from a microblog site includes a retrieval unit coupled to the microblog site to capture microblog updates. A filter unit coupled to the retrieval unit filters the captured microblog updates according to filter criteria that remove non-actionable items from the captured microblog updates. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290300

In-database parallel analytics

In-database parallel analytics is disclosed. An example method includes receiving a function in a functional programming environment. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290269

Bulk management of registry objects

A system and method for modifying a bulk set of domain names through bulk operations. A request to modify a bulk set of data associated with domain names is received by a registry. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290238

Discovery and grouping of related computing resources using machine learning

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for discovering a grouping related computing resources using machine learning is disclosed. The method includes: receiving, by a discovery engine executing on a processor unit, a grouped unit of at least two configuration items of a computing environment; analyzing, by the discovery engine, the grouped unit to determine a correlation between the configuration items of the grouped unit; automatically creating a rule, by the discovery engine, based on the determined correlation; applying the rule, by the discovery engine, to automatically identify another configuration item of the computing environment related to the configuration items of the grouped unit; and responsive to identifying another configuration item of the computing environment based on application of the rule, including the identified configuration item in the grouped unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290237

Discovery and grouping of related computing resources using machine learning

According to one aspect of the present disclosure a system and technique discovering and grouping related computing resources using machine learning is disclosed. The system includes a processor unit and logic executable by the processor unit to: receive a grouped unit of at least two configuration items of a computing environment; analyze the grouped unit to determine a correlation between the configuration items of the grouped unit; create a rule based on the determined correlation; apply the rule to the computing environment to identify another configuration item of the computing environment related to the configuration items of the grouped unit; and responsive to identifying another configuration item of the computing environment based on application of the rule, include the identified configuration item in the grouped unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290229

Gripping-feature learning authentication system and gripping-feature learning authentication method

A gripping-feature learning authentication system preventing impersonation. A mobile information terminal includes a trigger monitor outputting a gripping-feature acquisition signal, a gripping-feature sample acquisition part acquiring a gripping-feature sample, a template learning part learning a user authentication template, a template sending part sending the user authentication template, an authentication request part sending and receiving an authentication request, an authentication data sending part sending a terminal identification number or gripping-feature sample, and a determination result receiver receiving a determination result. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290227

Systems and methods to facilitate local searches via location disambiguation

Systems and methods use machine learning techniques to resolve location ambiguity in search queries. In one aspect, a dataset generator generates a training dataset using query logs of a search engine. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290223

Method and system for distributed machine learning

Method, system, and programs for distributed machine learning on a cluster including a plurality of nodes are disclosed. A machine learning process is performed in each of the plurality of nodes based on a respective subset of training data to calculate a local parameter. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290222

Retrieval system and method leveraging category-level labels

An instance-level retrieval method and system are provided. A representation of a query image is embedded in a multi-dimensional space using a learned projection. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290217

Systems and methods for improving investment performance

Methods for a data processor implemented system monitor for enabling persons to turn over the allocation their investment assets, and/or receive assistance concerning how to receive disbursements from investments, in a manner that is free from or ameliorates the traditional conflicts of interest in previous systems. The methods are adapted to ameliorate the tension between other functions where the compensation may be affected by asset allocation. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290211

Method of sharing knowledge and information between learning communities

A method of providing an educational social networking service (sns) which can combine students, teachers and parents together while serving as an auxiliary tool for educational activities which are carried out in actual classes. The educational sns provides a user interface (ui) page that is suitable to the characteristics of the age group of users, provides a space in which entire generations can communicate with each other by accommodating a variety of generations including students, teachers and parents, and provides a learning management system (lms) system, or an auxiliary tool for education. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290123

System and method for generating exponential expansion of commerce

A system and method for turning a buyer into a prospective seller in an electronic marketplace. After the buyer enters into a binding agreement to purchase an item, the buyer is provided with an option of re-listing the purchased item for resale. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290092

Processes to learn enterprise data matching

A system and method for managing media advertising enterprise data including a process for learning enterprise data matching. An edm (enterprise data management) application module can be configured to include a set of rules at an enterprise level to manage disparate and disconnected records associated with an entity. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130290015

System and method for documenting patient procedures

The local surveillance sub-system recognizes that a patient medical procedure has or will soon commence by sensing the presence of a healthcare professional in or near the surveillance area, and in response, creates a separate patient medical procedure a/v file for the surveillance data that will be captured. A dedicated procedure remote may be provided for receiving manual interactions from hc professionals present for a procedure or, alternatively, the local surveillance sub-system may autonomously interact with a personal security token device possessed by the hc professional. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130289987

Negative example (anti-word) based performance improvement for speech recognition

A system and method are presented for negative example based performance improvements for speech recognition. The presently disclosed embodiments address identified false positives and the identification of negative examples of keywords in an automatic speech recognition (asr) system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130289980

Handheld electric device and associated method employing a multiple-axis input device and elevating the priority of certain text disambiguation results when entering text into a special input field

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

10/31/13 / #20130289858

Method for controlling and communicating with a swarm of autonomous vehicles using one-touch or one-click gestures from a mobile platform

A method for controlling a swarm of autonomous vehicles to perform a multitude of tasks using either a one touch or a single gesture/action command. These commands may include sending the swarm on an escort mission, protecting a convoy, distributed surveillance, search and rescue, returning to a base, or general travel to a point as a swarm. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130289816

System as well as a method for controlling a self moving robot

A system provided with a base station comprising a signal emitting module, a self movable robot comprising at least an energy storage, a sensor for sensing this signal emitted by signal emitting module of the base station and a processor for controlling the movement of the robot by means of the sensed signal to return the robot to the base station. The robot comprises means for controlling the movement of the robot to move the robot randomly over a surface, whereby the absolute position of the robot is not memorized, means for marking the interrupt location where the movement of the robot is interrupted to return to the base station and means for returning the robot from the base station to the interrupt location by means of said marking.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130289784

Electricity supply management systems and hot water storage systems

The present invention is directed towards an electricity supply management system for a terminal user facility connected to an electrical power supply grid, the terminal user facility comprising an energy storage device with means for monitoring one or more operating parameters of the energy storage device; the monitoring means being connected to a controller which is operably connected to the energy storage device for controlling operation of the energy storage device; wherein, the controller comprises a self-learning algorithm that can determine the operating characteristics of the energy storage device connected thereto so as to improve the efficiency of the electricity supply management system by adapting the response of the electricity supply management system in accordance with the determined operating characteristics of the energy storage device. Moreover, the electrical power supply grid has at least one grid control center to receive monitoring data from weather monitoring and forecast services and/or facilities, grid monitoring and control devices, and/or electricity generating facilities; the electrical power supply grid having means to generate a data stream containing the monitoring data; the electrical power supply grid transmitting the data stream by radio signal; the terminal user facility having a radio receiver to receive the radio signal carrying the data stream; the radio receiver being connected to the controller such that the controller can optimize operation of the energy storage device in response to the data stream received from the grid control center.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130289725

System and device for providing nutrition to intervertebral tissue and method of use

A bone implant device includes a barrel having a sharpened distal end for advancing into bone and a proximal end portion configured to engage a driver end for advancing and turning the barrel to implant the barrel into bone. A channel is formed longitudinally through at least a portion of the barrel and is open ended on the proximal end portion. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130289495

System & method of efficacious body cavity washing

Systems and methods of efficaciously washing body cavities, specifically including the nasal cavity, wherein a fluid flow is governed in at least one of degree and direction of issuance. Governing of the degree of fluid flow can involve an applicator that is affixable to a fluid source, wherein the applicator can variably constrain the degree of fluid flow being issued. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288837

Method an apparatus for use of chain

A method and apparatus for use of chain. The chain is formed of shaped pieces connected to each other one after another at jointing points in jointing parts existing at opposite ends thereof by joint pins. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288792

Gaming machine

A gaming machine with more gaming excitement is provided. The gaming machine includes: a cabinet; an upper image display panel which is provided on the cabinet and displays an effect image concerning a game; a lamp body unit which includes a lamp body which is a formed object and a sensor configured to detect the player's gesture with respect to the lamp body and is provided at a position different from the upper image display panel when viewed from the front surface of the cabinet; and a controller used to start the game, and the controller detects the player's gesture by the sensor at a timing corresponding to the state of the game and displays an effect image corresponding to the detected player's gesture on the upper image display panel.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288734

Cognitive radio methodology, physical layer policies and machine learning

In a method of cognitive communication a system for generating non-interfering transmission, includes conducting radio scene analysis to find grey space using external signal parameters for incoming signal analysis without having to decode incoming signals.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288558

System for manufacturing a liquid crystal display including a liquid crystal display panel turning mechanism

A system and a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display element through a reduced number of steps are provided, in which a liquid crystal panel is turned over, by means of a panel turning mechanism, about an axis not parallel to any of the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel so that the positional relationship between the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel can be reversed, after one of sheet pieces of optical functional films is bonded to the liquid crystal panel and before another of the sheet pieces is bonded thereto, which can achieve the same effect by a single operation as in the case where turning over the liquid crystal panel and rotating it are performed independently.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288474

Methods for fabricating dual damascene interconnect structures

Methods for fabricating dual damascene interconnect structures are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for fabricating a dual damascene interconnect structure may include etching a via into a substrate through a first photoresist layer; patterning a second photoresist layer atop the substrate to define a trench pattern, wherein the via is aligned within the trench pattern, and wherein a portion of undeveloped photoresist remains in the via after patterning; and etching the trench into the substrate to form a dual damascene pattern in the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288459

Method for making epitaxial structure

A method for making epitaxial structure is provided. The method includes providing a substrate having an epitaxial growth surface, patterning the epitaxial growth surface; placing a graphene layer on the patterned epitaxial growth surface, and epitaxially growing an epitaxial layer on the epitaxial growth surface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288451

Soi device with dti and sti

A method of forming an soi structure which includes providing a semiconductor on insulator (soi) substrate having an soi layer, an intermediate buried oxide (box) layer and a bottom substrate; patterning the soi layer to form first and second openings in the soi layer; extending the first openings into the bottom substrate; enlarging the first openings within the bottom substrate; filling the first and second openings with an insulator material to form deep trench isolations (dtis) from the first openings and shallow trench isolations (stis) from the second openings; implanting in the bottom substrate between the dtis to form wells; and forming semiconductor devices in the soi layer between the dtis with each semiconductor device being separated from an adjacent semiconductor device by an sti.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288445

Semiconductor device with gate electrode including a concave portion

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including a transistor. The method includes forming a channel region by implanting impurity ions of a second conductive type into an element forming region that is formed on one side of a substrate and is partitioned by an element isolation insulating film, forming a trench in said channel region formed on said one side of said substrate, covering side faces and a bottom face of said trench with a gate insulating film by forming said gate insulating film on said one side of said substrate, forming a gate electrode so as to bury an inside of said trench, patterning said gate electrode in a predetermined shape; and forming a source region and a drain region by implanting impurity ions of a first conductive type on both sides of said channel region.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288434

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

10/31/13 / #20130288393

Techniques for patterning multilayer magnetic memory devices using ion implantation

A method of patterning a substrate includes providing a layer stack comprising a plurality of layers on a base portion of the substrate, where the layer stack includes an electrically conductive layer and a magnetic layer. The method further includes forming a first mask feature on an outer surface of the layer stack above a first protected region and a second mask feature on the outer surface of the layer stack above a second protected region, and directing ions towards the layer stack to magnetically isolate and electrically isolate the first protected region from the second protected region.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288224

Display device and method

The display device and method uses a computer display device or “pad” mounted in a frame and positioned to be visible to observers. The computer device is programmed to display user-selected messages for user-selected time periods. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288223

Stimulating learning through exercise

An exercise system stimulates the learning and memory of a user by detecting a stress level of the user with one or more biometric sensor devices, determining that the user's stress level is within a stress zone that is suitable for memory retention by the user, and presenting educational content to the user at one or more output devices.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288222

Systems and methods to customize student instruction

A computer implemented systems and methods for determining an action for a user within a learning domain are disclosed, some embodiments of the methods comprise defining an initial learning model of a learning domain, determining an initial user state of the user, determining an initial user action from at least one learning domain action with the initial learning model, receiving a user observation of the user after the user executes the initial user action, determining an updated user state with the initial learning model given the updated user observation and determining a subsequent user action from the at least one learning domain action. Some embodiments utilize a partially observable markov model (pomdp) as the learning model.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288209

Booklet assembly with grid box and method to help children to write and create

The current invention discloses a grid box that may be printed in a booklet to help children to learn writing, improve handwriting, and create their own content. The grid box has four parallel lines defining three spaces that may be used for standardized handwriting of english and spanish words and letters. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288180

Monomer, polymer, positive resist composition and patterning process

A polymer for use in resist compositions is obtained from a monomer having formula (1) wherein r1 is methyl, ethyl, propyl, vinyl or ethynyl, the circle designates c3-c12 cycloalkyl, a combination wherein r1 is ethyl and the circle is cyclohexyl being excluded, r2 is h or c1-c4 alkyl, and m is 1 to 4.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130288178

Photoresist composition containing a protected hydroxyl group for negative development and pattern forming method using thereof

The present invention relates to a photoresist composition capable of negative development and a pattern forming method using the photoresist composition. The photoresist composition includes an imaging polymer, a crosslinking agent and a radiation sensitive acid generator. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130287986

Label, printing paper top layer formation material, information-bearing medium, wristband clip, and carbon dioxide reduction method using same

Provided is one of labels 101, 120, 130 and 140, top layer materials formed on a printing medium 201, 246 and 266, information-bearing media 301, 330, 350 and 360, a solid fuel 401, and a wristband clip 510, having the function of absorbing carbon dioxide to which a new carbon dioxide absorbent is added. Provided are also carbon dioxide reduction methods of absorbing carbon dioxide by burning the same.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130287913

Compact blender for fruit juice

The present invention refers to a compact blender (1) with a drinking water connection tube (9), supporting conventional tap water connections such as those that are available in any commercial or that can be found in any home. The connection tube (9) has a water dosing valve (10) that delivers enough pressure to the water distributed to the blending compartment or jug (3). ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130287271

Finger asperity resistive discharge wafer-scale integration for forensic palm print collection

Techniques are disclosed herein for artificial intelligence machine learning to increase collection of digital livescan fingerprints. According to certain embodiments of the invention, processing parameters can be automatically machine-optimized for processing scan images of fingerprints (and other areas) to increase the amount of detected minutia. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130287270

Artificial intelligence methods for difficult forensic fingerprint collection

Techniques are disclosed herein for artificial intelligence machine learning to increase collection of digital livescan fingerprints. According to certain embodiments of the invention, processing parameters can be automatically machine-optimized for processing scan images of fingerprints (and other areas) to increase the amount of detected minutia. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286852

Estimating physical locations of network faults

A method of estimating a physical location of a network fault is provided. Information is received concerning the physical topology of the network by data pulls of information concerning network components and terminal network elements and geographic locations thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286810

Optical pickup device and optical disc device

An optical pickup device includes a laser light source 201, a collimating optical system 202 for converting laser light to parallel light, a focusing optical system 205 for focusing the parallel light onto an optical disc, a light detection unit for receiving returning light returning by reflection of the focused light from the optical disc 101 and outputting a detection signal, and a reflecting mirror 204 disposed between the collimating optical system and the focusing optical system. The reflecting mirror 204 has a reflective surface including three regions having different reflectances. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286753

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

10/31/13 / #20130286520

Method and apparatus for esd circuits

A high performance esd protection circuit is provided. Embodiments include a circuit having an rc clamp circuit including a first nmos transistor having a first source, drain, and gate, a current mirror circuit including first and second pmos transistors having a second and third source, drain, and gate, respectively, and an scr circuit including a first p+ contact. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286514

Power conversion apparatus

A controller for switching an inverter includes a current detecting unit, an overcurrent level determining unit which determines an overcurrent level for stopping the inverter in accordance with a value corresponding to the number of revolutions of a motor, a current comparing unit which compares a detected output current value of the inverter with the overcurrent level, and a gate signal generating unit which generates a signal for turning off all semiconductor switching devices of the inverter when the current comparing unit makes a determination that the detected output current value has reached the overcurrent level. The overcurrent level is lowered as the number of revolutions of the motor increases.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286447

Image reading controller and image reading apparatus

Disclosed is an image reading controller including an output unit that outputs plural control signals for controlling turning on and off of a light emitting unit of an image reading unit including the light emitting unit and a light receiving unit on respective transmission paths, the plural control signals satisfying at least one of a first condition that respective transmission paths are separated from each other by a predetermined distance or more and a second condition that types of the respective transmission paths are different from each other; and a controller that controls turning on and off of the light emitting unit on the basis of the plural control signals output from the output unit and input through the respective transmission paths.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286374

Exposure apparatus

An extreme ultraviolet exposure apparatus includes a radiation system configured to supply a beam of extreme ultraviolet radiation; a support configured to support a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern the beam of extreme ultraviolet radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table having an area configured to support a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam of extreme ultraviolet radiation onto a target portion of the substrate, the projection system comprising a reflective optical system; wherein at least a part of the apparatus that during use of the apparatus is exposed to the beam of extreme ultraviolet radiation is coated with a coating, the coating comprising a metal oxide, or a photocatalyst, or a semiconductor, or any combination thereof.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286371

Methodology for implementing enhanced optical lithography for hole patterning in semiconductor fabrication

System and method for enhancing optical lithography methodology for hole patterning in semiconductor fabrication are described. In one embodiment, a photolithography system comprises an illumination system for conditioning light from a light source, the illumination system producing a three-pore illumination pattern; a reticle comprising at least a portion of a pattern to be imaged onto a substrate, wherein the three-pore illumination pattern produced by the illumination system is projected through the reticle; and a projection lens disposed between the reticle and the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130286083

Fluid ejection device and method of forming same

A method of forming a fluid ejection device includes providing a substrate having a first side supporting an oxide layer and a conductive layer over the oxide layer; and patterning the conductive layer to define an area for an actuator of the fluid ejection device, including shaping the area with first and second ends each having a first width and at least one portion between the first and second ends having a second width less than the first width.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285889

Display device and method for controlling the same

A display device includes an organic el element and a capacitor. A driving transistor is connected to an anode of the organic el element and passes a current to the organic el element. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285810

Apparatus for detecting ferromagnetic objects and a protected doorway assembly

Apparatus for detecting a ferromagnetic object to protect, for example, a doorway to an mri room comprises a passive primary sensor apparatus comprising at least one first magnetic sensor, a secondary non-magnetic sensor apparatus comprising at least two sensors, a detection zone for one of the secondary sensors being distinct from the zone of the other one of the secondary sensors, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the primary and secondary sensor apparatus, and a warning device. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations in the signal from the primary sensor and correlate them with instances in which both sensors of the secondary, non-magnetic, sensor apparatus detect the presence of an object in their respective zones.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285802

Electronic device and method for displaying warning signals of bicycle

In a method for displaying warning signals using an electronic device while riding a bicycle, the method firstly detects any acceleration of the electronic device in three predefined axes in real time using a gravity sensor of the electronic device, and detects any angular velocity of the electronic device around any of the three predefined axes using a gyroscope of the electronic device. Secondly, the method determines a current driving condition of the bicycle according to any detected acceleration and any detected angular velocity of the electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285699

Re-programmable antifuse fpga utilizing resistive ceram elements

A re-programmable antifuse field programmable gate array (fpga) integrated circuit, the fpga comprising: a plurality of ceram resistive switching elements forming a connection block, the switching elements capable of being switched from a conductive (on) state to a non-conductive (off) state and back to a conductive (on) state; a plurality of logic elements forming a logic block; and a programming circuit for turning the ceram switching elements off and on to connect the logic elements to form the fpga.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285576

Illumination system, illumination method and lighting controller

The invention relates to an illumination system comprising a luminaire which is configured to provide light according to a plurality of preset combinations of illumination level and color temperature, controlled via a control protocol. The system further comprises a user interface comprising means to (manually) select the illumination level and color temperature from said plurality of preset combinations. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285465

Transmitter circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit having the same

A transmitter circuit has transistors each of which is provided between an other end of a primary coil to whose one end a power supply voltage is supplied and either of a power supply voltage terminal and a ground voltage terminal, respectively, and a control circuit for, when causing no current to flow through the primary coil, turning on the one transistor and turning off the other transistor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285290

Laser irradiation device and method of fabricating organic light emitting display device using the same

A laser irradiation device and a method of fabricating an organic light emitting display device (oled) using the same are disclosed. The laser irradiation device includes: a laser source generating a laser beam; a mask disposed below the laser source and patterning the beam and a projection lens disposed below the mask and determining magnification of the laser beam through the mask, wherein the laser beam penetrating the mask has different doses in at least two regions. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285168

Mems inertial sensor and method for manufacturing the same

A mems inertial sensor and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes: depositing a first carbon layer on a semiconductor substrate; patterning the first carbon layer to form a fixed anchor bolt, an inertial anchor bolt and a bottom sealing ring; forming a contact plug in the fixed anchor bolt and a contact plug in the inertial anchor bolt; forming a first fixed electrode, an inertial electrode and a connection electrode on the first carbon layer, where the first fixed electrode and the inertial electrode constitute a capacitor; forming a second carbon layer on the first fixed electrode and the inertial electrode; and forming a sealing cap layer on the second carbon layer and the top sealing ring. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130285072

Wide band gap semiconductor device and method for producing the same

A wide band gap semiconductor device is disclosed. A first trench in a gate electrode part and second trench in a source electrode part (schottky diode) are disposed close to each other, and the second trench is deeper than the first trench. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130284859

System and method for detecting broken rail and occupied track from a railway vehicle

A method is provided for detecting broken rail, unintentionally misaligned turnouts, and track occupancy ahead of or behind a railway vehicle traveling on a railroad track. Shunts extend between the rails at intervals along the railroad track. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130284699

Patterning process

A patterning process which uses self-assembly, including: forming a silicon-containing film by applying a silicon-containing film composition having an organic substituent group substituted with an acid labile group onto a substrate to be processed, forming a photoresist film onto the silicon-containing film, pattern-exposing of the photoresist film, removing the photoresist film, forming a polymer film by applying a self-assembling polymer onto the silicon-containing film, self-assembling the polymer film to form a microdomain structure, forming a pattern of the polymer film having the microdomain formed, transferring the pattern to the silicon-containing film by using the pattern formed on the polymer as a mask, and transferring the pattern to the substrate to be processed by using the pattern transferred to the silicon-containing film as a mask. There can be provided a pattern having a microdomain structure formed by self-assembly with uniformity and regularity.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130284698

Patterning process

A patterning process which uses self-assembly, wherein the patterning process includes: forming a silicon-containing film by applying a silicon-containing film composition having an organic substituent group substituted with an acid labile group onto a substrate to be processed, pattern-exposing of the silicon-containing film, forming a polymer film by applying a self-assembling polymer onto the silicon-containing film, self-assembling the polymer film to form a microdomain structure, forming a pattern on the polymer film, transferring the pattern to the silicon-containing film by using the pattern formed on the polymer as a mask, and transferring the pattern to the substrate to be processed by using the pattern transferred to the silicon-containing film as a mask. There can be provided a pattern having a microdomain structure formed by self-assembly with excellent uniformity and regularity, the pattern having been difficult to be obtained by a conventional self-assembly polymer.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130284649

Advanced on-site water sanitization system having chlorine generation integrated with copper/silver ionization

An advanced on-site water sanitization system is taught having integrated chlorine generation and copper/silver ionization in the same unit. The system includes a manifold loop connectable to a water supply line for supplying water to be sanitized from a body of water, and connectable to a water return line for returning sanitized water to the body of water. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130284407

Dual-loop circulation cooling system for oven of liquid crystal manufacture process

The present invention relates to a dual-loop circulation cooling system for an oven of a liquid crystal manufacture process, including a water pump, a water tank, a water drawing pipe, a water returning pipe, and a first cooling pipe and a second cooling pipe. The water pump, the water tank, the water drawing pipe, and the water returning pipe are arranged outside the oven. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130283887

Method for operating a soot sensor

A method for operating a soot sensor in the exhaust gas tract of an internal combustion engine. The soot sensor includes an inter-digital electrode structure to which a measurement voltage is applied. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130283667

Fishing lure

The present invention includes improvements for fishing lures. In some embodiments, a blade of a fishing lure includes a louvered hole. ... Corning Incorporated

10/31/13 / #20130283590

Mobile duct assembler

A duct section can be assembled from duct pieces without lifting or turning the duct pieces during assembly. For example, a duct assembler is provided to hold the duct pieces at an ergonomic working height. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283393

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

. . A method for playing drm-protected contents, the protected contents being downloaded by a user device from a media server in the form of protected segments, comprises executing a drm proxy inside the user device, the drm proxy interfacing the media server and a player configured to implement the hls protocol; executing an hls server in the drm proxy; registering the drm proxy to handle http requests; producing by the drm proxy a playlist in hls format including a list of urls locating the individual protected segments on the user device; processing the playlist in the player; in the drm proxy, acquiring a license to access the protected segment identified by the url of a current request; decrypting the protected segment in the drm proxy based on the license; and returning a segment based on the decrypted segment to the player in response to the current url request.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283386

Tamper respondent covering

Disclosed is a tamper respondent covering. The tamper respondent covering has a cover-shaped structure to cover an electronic part which is exposed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283375

Browser system and method for warning users of potentially fraudulent websites

A user is warned of a potentially fraudulent document, such as a webpage, by a warning message that is overlaid on top of the document and of the browser chrome. The warning message is associated with a warning icon displayed in the browser chrome. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283372

Mobile information terminal, gripping-feature learning method and gripping-feature authentication method

A mobile information terminal is provided that can obstruct operations by a third party without obstructing operations by an authorized user when shaking or tilting occurs. The mobile information terminal includes: a gripping-feature sample acquisition part that acquires gripping-feature samples; an acceleration sensor that measures an acceleration; a switch that switches the mobile information terminal between a learning state and an authentication state; a template learning part that learns a user authentication template; a tilt counter that adds a tilt score when an acceleration exceeds a predetermined value, and resets the tilt score to 0 when a result of user authentication indicates an authorized user; a user authentication part that performs user authentication; a score adder/subtractor that adds/subtracts a score when a result of user authentication performed by the user authentication part indicates an unauthorized user; a threshold slider that calculates a revised threshold; a locking determination part that determines that the user authentication fails when the score changes across the revised threshold; and a locking part that locks some or all functions of the mobile information terminal when the user authentication fails.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283253

Water-cooling thermal dissipating system, thermal dissipatiing method thereof, and firmware updating method thereof

A water-cooling thermal dissipation system is connected to an electronic device for dissipating heat generated by a thermal generating member. The electronic device includes a motherboard where the heat generating member disposed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283225

Datapath placement using tiered assignment

Datapath placement defines tiers for placement sets of a cell cluster, assigns cells to the tiers constrained by the datapath width, and then orders cells within each tier. Clusters are identified using machine-learning based datapath extraction. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283142

Method and apparatus for a secure, collaborative computer based community

A safe cloud-based environment for student learning and collaboration, promotion of appropriate and responsible online student behavior, introduction and development of student work skills and abilities, and access to hundreds of online learning systems for students instantly and securely. For parents, real-time access to student performance and behavior is afforded, as is easily submitted student registration information online. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283138

Method for creating knowledge map

A method for creating a knowledge map is revealed. The method includes several steps. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130283011

Computer program instruction analysis

Disclosed is a method of analysis of a computer program instruction for use in a central processing unit having a decoding unit. The method comprises receiving an address of an instruction to be analysed, fetching said instruction stored at said address, decoding by a decoding unit associated with the central processing unit, the fetched instruction; and returning the results of said decoding of said fetched instruction. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282813

Collaborative management of contacts across multiple platforms

A social graph may be modeled as a collection of claims. Each claim is associated with an author, an audience, and an assertion about a fact. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282812

Adaptive audiences for claims in a social networking system

A social graph may be modeled as a collection of claims. Each claim is associated with an author, an audience, and an assertion about a fact. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282811

Providing a claims-based profile in a social networking system

A social graph may be modeled as a collection of claims. Each claim is associated with an author, an audience, and an assertion about a fact. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282810

Evaluating claims in a social networking system

A social graph may be modeled as a collection of claims. Each claim is associated with an author, an audience, and an assertion about a fact. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282728

Method of querying a data

A method of querying a data structure having a plurality of records and data items is disclosed. Each record has an index identifying the record and a collection of paths pointing to a selection of data items. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282635

Method for the computer-assisted modeling of a technical system

A method for computer-assisted modeling of a technical system is disclosed. At multiple different operating points, the technical system is described by a first state vector with first state variable(s) and by a second state vector with second state variable(s). ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282630

Task-agnostic integration of human and machine intelligence

A system combines inputs from human processing and machine processing, and employs machine learning to improve processing of individual tasks based on comparison of human processing results. Once performance of a particular task by machine processing reaches a threshold, the level of human processing used on that task is reduced.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282628

Method and apparatus for performing dynamic textual complexity analysis using machine learning artificial intelligence

A data processing system including one or more client devices, wherein each client device is connected to a network system and a data center unit. The data center unit includes a network interface unit, a user interface, one or more storage devices, wherein the one or more storage devices comprise one or more databases. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282627

Learning multiple tasks with boosted decision trees

A multi-task machine learning method is performed to generate a multi-task (mt) predictor for a set of tasks including at least two tasks. The machine learning method includes: learning a multi-task decision tree (mt-dt) including learning decision rules for nodes of the mt-dt that optimize an aggregate information gain (ig) that aggregates single-task ig values for tasks of the set of tasks; and constructing the mt predictor based on the learned mt-dt. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282613

Computerized method and system for financing by eb-5 investor visa regional center

A computer-implemented financed commercial economic system and method for eb-5 immigrant investor visa programs through a regional center directed to promotion of economic growth, improved economic regional productivity, job creation and increased capital investment, in which eb-5 investors by a capital investment for economic commercialization of projects and an electronic database accessible through a communications network to maintain regional center and eb-5 investor information, with an escrow account of funds from sales of products produced in by the projects, and returning of capital investments to the eb-5 investors after a pre-determined period of time with the proceeds of the escrow account.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282595

Method and apparatus for optimizing web and mobile self-serve apps

An embodiment of the invention takes advantage of the fact that the intuitive power of a self-serve app lies in constant learning. The app must quickly evolve to predict customer needs and provide the right content to the right customer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282531

System and method for generating exponential expansion of commerce

A system and method for turning a buyer into a prospective seller in an electronic marketplace. After the buyer enters into a binding agreement to purchase an item, the buyer is provided with an option of re-listing the purchased item for resale. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282513

System and method for generating exponential expansion of commerce

A system and method for turning a buyer into a prospective seller in an electronic marketplace. After the buyer enters into a binding agreement to purchase an item, the buyer is provided with an option of re-listing the purchased item for resale. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282506

System and method for generating exponential expansion of commerce

A system and method for turning a buyer into a prospective seller in an electronic marketplace. After the buyer enters into a binding agreement to purchase an item, the buyer is provided with an option of re-listing the purchased item for resale. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282505

System and method for generating exponential expansion of commerce

A system and method for turning a buyer into a prospective seller in an electronic marketplace. After the buyer enters into a binding agreement to purchase an item, the buyer is provided with an option of re-listing the purchased item for resale. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282504

Managing copyrights of content for sharing on a social networking system

A social graph may be modeled as a collection of claims. Each claim is associated with an author, an audience, and an assertion about a fact. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282490

System for providing a service to venues where people perform transactions

A system and method for providing a service to promoters, including venues and advertising sponsors, who wish to provide promotions. The service includes making promoter promotions accessible by the mobile phones of members associated with an organization. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282472

Methods and systems for processing charge availability and route paths for obtaining charge for electric vehicles

Methods and systems for providing charge options to drivers of electric vehicles are provided. One method includes receiving data concerning charge providing availability from charge locations and receiving a request from processing logic of an electric vehicle, the request identifying a desire to obtain charge. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282425

Intelligent whistleblower support system

A system for anonymously receiving information relating to suspected dishonest or illegal activity relating to an organization includes several interfaces that facilitate the anonymity. An automated analyzer analyses the received information to identify relevant governing documents (e.g., laws, regulations, etc.) and relevant personnel. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282364

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

10/24/13 / #20130282360

Method and apparatus for translating and locating services in multiple languages

A system providing a mobile foreign language database and associated equipment. The system enables real time or near real time searching for foreign language business and real time or near real time learning of foreign languages.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282268

Orientation sensitive traffic collision warning system

The present invention provides an advanced driver assistant system (adas) 10 and an operating method thereof, which work on long time scales, and guide an ego vehicle 20 away from upcoming risks, rather than only reacting to risks to mitigate the consequences of a crash. To this end, information comprising the orientation of other traffic participants 30, 40, 50, 60, a free driving area of the ego vehicle 20, and/or a driving trajectory of the vehicle 20 as intended by the driver is taken into account, in order to determine potential risks.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282267

Extra-vehicular anti-collision system

Device, system and method, in a vehicle communication system using a first protocol, of implementing a gateway using a distinct second protocol. Embodiments include a first protocol transmitting in a government set vehicle safety band, and a second protocol in the set of: wifi, bluetooth, cellular phone and cellular data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282256

Control device for internal combustion engine and method for controlling internal combustion engine

Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, capable of controlling acceleration-response characteristics, performing an operation at an optimal fuel-efficiency point, and learning variation factors in an internal combustion engine provided with a supercharger including a wastegate valve. A target throttle-valve upstream pressure is calculated based on a target charging efficiency and a rotation speed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282253

Brake system and brake control method

A brake control method for when a two-wheeled motor vehicle is turning includes the steps of: judging whether or not the two-wheeled motor vehicle is turning; calculating a maximum braking force with which slipping of a front wheel will not arise and updating, on the basis of the calculation result, a stored maximum braking force for the front wheel; calculating a maximum braking force with which slipping of a rear wheel will not arise and updating, on the basis of the calculation result, a stored maximum braking force for the rear wheel; limiting the braking forces on the front wheel and the rear wheel to predetermined percentages of the corresponding maximum braking forces in a case where there has been a brake operation by a driver during turning; and bringing the braking forces on the front wheel and the rear wheel that have been limited closer to the corresponding updated maximum braking forces.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282224

Work machine and components thereof

To provide a work machine that can make minimum passes over a target area without leaving any tasks with flexible steering operations. A controller 10 mounted on a motor-driven lawn mower 1 determines intersections between a contour service path and a pair of straight service paths that are adjacent to each other in which the motor-driven lawn mower 1 travels along the straight service paths in opposite directions, and sets (records) a turning behavior including backward movement of the motor-driven lawn mower connecting the adjacent intersections in a configuration file. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130282195

Power plant operation enhancement

A power plant control system determines an augmented operating parameter set point responsive to a life cycle cost (lcc) objective function responsive to a lcc model. The augmented operating parameter value may be responsive to an initial set point determined by a controls model and a performance indicator determined by a performance model. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130281863

Portable ultrasound imaging system

A portable ultrasound imaging system includes a scan head coupled by a cable to a portable battery-powered data processor and display unit. The scan head enclosure houses an array of ultrasonic transducers and the circuitry associated therewith, including pulse synchronizer circuitry used in the transmit mode for transmission of ultrasonic pulses and beam forming circuitry used in the receive mode to dynamically focus reflected ultrasonic signals returning from the region of interest being imaged.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130281834

Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image display method

An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus comprises an operating unit for inputting an instruction from an operator; and a controller for eliminating at least a part of the puncture guide line, which has been displayed so as to be superimposed on the ultrasound image, when an instruction for non-display of the puncture guide line is given through the operating unit during the freeze operation, and automatically returning the eliminated puncture guide line and displaying the eliminated puncture guide line so as to be superimposed on the real-time ultrasound image at the time of returning from the freeze operation to the live operation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130281323

Device and method for cell-exclusion patterning

This disclosure relates to devices and methods for cell-exclusion patterning. Specifically, this disclosure provides a device and method to exclude cells in selected areas during cell seeding and create cell-free arrays that can be used for cell migration and related studies and assays.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130281193

Anti-sandbagging in head-to-head gaming for enriched game play environment

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention operate an anti-sandbagging hybrid game. One embodiment includes an anti-sandbagging hybrid game, including: a gambling game; an entertainment game; a game world engine constructed to manage the entertainment game and communicate gameplay gambling event occurrences based upon a player's skillful execution of the entertainment game that trigger randomly generated payouts for the gambling game to the gambling game; and an anti-sandbagging module constructed to: receive player performance measurements for at least one player from the game world engine; assign an anti-sandbagging provision to the at least one player based at least in part upon the performance measurements for the at least one player from the game world engine; and send information concerning the anti-sandbagging provision to the game world engine that configures the game world engine to implement the assigned anti-sandbagging provision within the anti-sandbagging hybrid game.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130281077

Service management platform for configuring, monitoring, and managing mobile devices

A service management platform provides a manager device the ability to provision, manage, and monitor managed devices through a manager device interface to the service management platform. The service management platform allows for a manager device to configure and modify various profiles by determining one or more governing policies to be associated with respective profiles. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130281005

Facilitation of security employing a femto cell access point

One or more femto cell access points (faps) are employed to facilitate provisioning of security. A signal indicative of an intrusion in an area associated with an fap can be received, and, based on receiving the signal, an identifier associated with a device in a range of the fap can be determined. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280912

Silicon compound, silicon-containing compound, composition for forming resist underlayer film containing the same and patterning process

There can be provided a resist underlayer film that can be applied not only to a resist pattern formed by a hydrophilic organic compound obtained in negative development but also to a resist pattern composed of a hydrophobic compound obtained in conventional positive development.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280906

Semiconductor device including a deep contact and a method of manufacturing such a device

A semiconductor device includes a buried layer and a deep contact for providing a low resistive connection to the buried layer. The deep contact is formed by doped polycrystalline silicon. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280890

Laser and plasma etch wafer dicing using uv-curable adhesive film

Laser and plasma etch wafer dicing using uv-curable adhesive films is described. In an example, a method includes forming a mask above the semiconductor wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280885

Laser-initiated exfoliation of group iii-nitride films and applications for layer transfer and patterning

A pulsed laser-initiated exfoliation method for patterning a group iii-nitride film on a growth substrate is provided. This method includes providing a group iii-nitride film a growth substrate, wherein a growth substrate/group iii-nitride film interface is present between the group iii-nitride film and the growth substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280838

Method for fabricating array substrate and fabrication apparatus used therefor

Provided is a method for fabricating an array substrate. The method for fabricating the array substrate includes forming a semiconductor layer on a substrate, forming a gate electrode which is insulated from the semiconductor layer, forming source and drain electrodes which are insulated from the gate electrode and connected to the semiconductor layer, and forming a pixel electrode connected to the drain electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280831

Permanently bonded fluid channel nozzle plate fabrication

Fabricating a printhead includes providing a silicon wafer including first and second surfaces and a nozzle membrane layer on the first surface of the silicon wafer. The silicon wafer is sized to a thickness ranging from 10 to 250 microns. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280826

Adaptive patterning for panelized packaging

An adaptive patterning method and system for fabricating panel based package structures is described. A plurality of semiconductor die comprising a copper column disposed over the active surface of each semiconductor die is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280773

Method for producing chemical by continuous fermentation

A method of producing a chemical includes a fermentation step that converts a fermentation feedstock, through fermentation by culturing a microorganism or culture cells, into a fermented liquid containing the chemical, and a membrane separation step that collects the chemical, as a filtrate, from the fermented liquid with the use of two or more separation membrane modules, and returning the non-filtered liquid to the fermented liquid, wherein in the membrane separation step, timing of the filtration-stop treatment for each separation membrane module is controlled when an intermittent filtration operation including alternately repeating a filtration treatment and a filtration-stop treatment is performed with plural separation membrane modules.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280712

Method of detecting nucleic acid targets using a statistical classifier

A method of detecting a target nucleic acid in a test sample utilizes a learning statistical classifier system to build a general linear classifier based on an amplification-dependent parameter for the target and the control nucleic acids, in order to classify the test sample as containing or not containing the target nucleic acid.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280690

Course skeleton for adaptive learning

A method and apparatus for utilizing a course skeleton for adaptive learning is provided. Based on student profile information and course goal information, a query is generated to dynamically determine which learning items should be presented to the student. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280679

Method and device for development of a system for management of the warnings and procedures on an aircraft

A method to develop a system for management of warnings and electronic procedures for an aircraft, comprising a database of parameters relating to the warnings and to logic and procedures, the aircraft comprising ata equipment, comprises definition and calculation of maturity criteria for development of the system, which comprises, in order: a) verification of warnings in the database with respect to predefined lists of warnings and calculation of a maturity criterion, b) if the criterion of a>predetermined threshold, verification of the coherence of the logic for the warnings then definition and calculation of a maturity criterion, c) if the criterion of b>predetermined threshold, verification of the existence of the procedures and, for each warning, analysis of its logic with respect to its procedure, then definition and calculation of a maturity criterion, the system being fully set up when the latter criterion>predetermined threshold.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280663

Controlled combustion system

The invention relates to a controlled combustion system for the simultaneous analysis of the thermodynamic efficiency of combustion and total polluting emissions in solids with combustible potential, including: a pre-chamber, a combustion chamber, a heat transfer unit which includes a connection for a device that analyses combustion gases to determine the performance of combustion and burning, and a unit for storing the combustion emissions, which comprises a container for storing the sample and a means of collecting samples for the simultaneous collection of gases and particulate matter for analyzing the combustion emissions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280660

Method of pattering nonmetal conductive layer

A method of patterning a nonmetal conductive layer on a circuit board is provided. A nonmetal conductive layer and a negative photoresist layer are sequentially formed on a substrate of a circuit board. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280501

Method of patterning molecules on a substrate using a micro-contact printing process

The present invention relates to a method of patterning molecules on a substrate using a micro-contact printing process, to a substrate produced by said method and to uses of said substrate. It also relates to a device for performing the method according to the present invention.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280389

Process for green tea manufacture with microwave roasting

A process of preparing a sencha green tea, comprising the treatment of fresh tea leaves by steaming, cooling, rolling and drying to give an aracha, followed by roasting to give a sencha, characterised in that (a) prior to roasting, (i) the aracha is finely ground; (ii) water is added to the aracha to the extent of at least 10% by weight; (iii) the aracha is stored for at least 2 days at a maximum temperature of room temperature; and (b) the aracha is then roasted using only microwaves under vacuum conditions, until the beginning of burning of the leaves is observed. The resulting sencha has an especially desirable roasted-green flavour.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130280030

Bypass foil

An apparatus for providing electrical power includes a foil having a leading inlet, at least rotor internal to the foil and downstream from the inlet and a trailing flow separator partially within a trailing chamber. The apparatus also includes leading and trailing edges configured such that fluid flowing through the foil experiences decreased pressure and increased velocity at the trailing edges relative to the leading edges. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279915

Remotely controllable lighting device

A remotely controllable lighting device includes a control circuit, a light source, and an infrared receiver. After any remote controller is set as a designated remote controller, the designated remote controller can be used to control the remotely controllable lighting device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279815

Information processing apparatus and method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit operable to extract metadata used for recognizing an event associated with a captured image from at least one of the captured image and attribute information concerning the captured image, and a recognition unit operable to recognize, on the basis of the metadata extracted by the extraction unit, the event associated with the captured image from among a plurality of predetermined events.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279800

Learning part-based models of objects

A system and method are disclosed for learning part-based object models during a learning phase from training images and applying the learned object models to an input image during runtime. The learned part-based object models are augmented by appearance-based models of the objects. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279695

Secure vehicle-to-vehicle comunication system

Device, system and method, in a vehicle communication system, of securely storing safety-related messages. Embodiments include both digital signing and digital encryption such that (i) stored message validity is assured; and (ii) only qualified or pre-selected recipients are able to decrypt the message. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279231

Power limiting in a content search system

A content search system including a cam device having a plurality of cam blocks and a governor logic receives a search request and compares the number of cam blocks required to perform the requested search to a limit number, the limit number being the maximum number of cam blocks permitted to be used in a requested search operation. If the number of cam blocks required to perform the requested search exceeds the maximum number of cam blocks permitted to be used in a requested search operation, then the search operation is rejected. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279229

Power inverter circuit

A power inverter circuit 1 is a bridge power inverter circuit comprising first and second switching elements 11, 12 sequentially connected in series between input terminals on higher and lower voltage sides and third and fourth switching elements 13, 14 sequentially connected in series between the input terminals on the higher and lower voltage sides and alternately turning on a set of the first and fourth switching elements 11, 14 and a set of the second and third switching elements 12, 14 so as to convert a dc power fed between the input terminals on the higher and lower voltage sides into an ac power. One of the sets of the first and third switching elements 11, 13 and the second and fourth switching elements 12, 14 is subjected to switching control at a frequency higher than that of the other.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279225

Apparatus for controlling inverter current & method of operating the same

Provided is an apparatus for controlling an inverter current, and more particularly, to a current controlling apparatus for controlling current of a switching element of an inverter that outputs a 3-phase alternating current. The apparatus for controlling an inverter current includes: an inverter comprising a plurality of current detection switching elements capable of detecting switched and output current, converting a direct current voltage into a 3-phase alternating current by turning the plurality of current detection switching elements on and off; an ad converter for directly receiving an input of an output current of an output terminal of each of the plurality of current detection switching elements as a detection current and converting the detection current into a detection signal value in digital form; and a control unit for controlling on and off of the plurality of current detection switching elements by using the detection signal value.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279187

Led rear warning lamp

An led rear warning lamp includes a deflector plate assembled at a rear side of an automobile and formed with an accommodating chamber in the interior. A lamp set in the accommodating chamber of the deflector plate is composed of a base, a transparent inner cap, an led circuit board, a cover plate, a shade and a transparent lamp casing. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279153

Video and content controlled backlight

Pa a display device includes a display panel; and a backlight panel provided below the display panel and defining a plurality of regions. A first array of light emitting diodes (leds) is provided along a first direction, each led of the first array being coupled to a first line. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279092

Casing structure and electronic device

A casing structure and an electronic device with the casing structure are disclosed. The casing structure includes a first casing, a second casing, a fixing element and a locking element. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130279067

Semiconductor device including current control function and self-interrupt function

In aspects of the invention, there is provided an igniting semiconductor device that can prevent burning of an igbt or ignition coil, and erroneous ignition, even when reducing the size of a capacitor that generates a self-interrupting circuit time constant. In some aspects, a semiconductor device of the invention is configured of an igbt and a current control circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278974

Image reading apparatus and method for controlling the same

An image reading apparatus capable of reading documents includes a reading unit including a light emitting element, a mechanism configured to move the reading unit, and a control unit configured to control the reading unit and the mechanism both to carry out reading by turning on the light emitting element and moving the reading unit and to temporarily stop moving the reading unit upon occurrence of a predetermined factor. The control unit sets a first current value which is caused to flow through the light emitting element when reading is carried out and sets a second current value which is less than the first current value and which is caused to flow through the light emitting element when the reading unit is temporarily stopped.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278846

Illumination systems and methods

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing illumination in, for example, a display device. One or more light emitters can emit light into a light guide plate that is configured to distribute the light across an array of display elements. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278762

Self-service cleanroom suit borrowing/returning system and self-service borrowing/returning method thereof

The present invention relates to a self-service cleanroom suit borrowing/returning system and a self-service borrowing/returning method thereof. The self-service cleanroom suit borrowing/returning system includes an automatic cleanroom suit management system backside servo, a borrowing/returning terminal, and a self-service borrowing/returning cleanroom suit machine. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278750

Self-learning machine vision system

Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods relating to self-learning machine vision systems. In an embodiment, the invention includes a self-learning machine vision system including a video input; a processor in communication with the video input; and a video output in communication with the processor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278685

Liquid container

A liquid container contains liquid to be supplied to a body of an image forming apparatus. The liquid container includes a liquid supply port part having a liquid supply port supplying the contained liquid and a cap member mounted on the liquid supply port part. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278631

3d positioning of augmented reality information

A system and method for providing informational labels with perceived depth in the field of view of a user of a head mounted display device. In one embodiment, the method includes determining a physical location of the user and the head mounted display device, and identifying and determining a distance from the user to one or more objects of interest in the user's field of view. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278612

Illumination systems and methods

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing illumination in, for example, a display device. One or more light emitters can emit light into a light guide plate that is configured to distribute the light across an array of display elements. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278524

Electronic device with touch screen and method and system for protecting same

An electronic device comprises a touch screen, a distance determining module, a touch determining module, and a warning control module. The distance determining module determines whether a distance between the touch screen and an object in front of the touch screen is less than or equal to a distance limit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278521

Touch panel and method of manufacturing the same

A touch panel using a conductive mesh and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The touch panel includes a substrate on which a conductive mesh is disposed, a plurality of driving channels for recognizing a horizontal axis coordinate, wherein the plurality of driving channels are formed by patterning a first conductive mesh disposed on the substrate, a plurality of sensing channels for recognizing a vertical axis coordinate, wherein the sensing channels are formed by patterning a second conductive mesh disposed on the substrate, and an insulating layer positioned between the first conductive mesh and the second conductive mesh.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278446

Vehicular observation system, apparatus, and server for the vehicular observation system

An observation system for a vehicle is provided. The observation system includes an observation apparatus and a server. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278445

Ir hazard beacon

The invention relates to a method for operating a wind turbine by switching on an aircraft warning light, the luminaries of which comprise leds, said leds radiating light with a maximum intensity in the range of visible light. At least one nir led is switched on when the aircraft warning light is switched on, said at least one nir light source radiating light with a maximum intensity in the nir range.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278442

Risk management in a vehicle anti-collision system

Device, system and method, in a vehicle communication system, of transmitting a risk value in a message, wherein the risk value identifies quantitatively a risk of vehicle collision. Embodiments determine risk value by combining sub-risk values wherein sub-risks comprise: (i) vehicle behavior; (ii) weather and road conditions; (iii) current traffic; and (iv) location history. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278441

Vehicle proxying

Device, system and method, in a vehicle communication system, to transmit wirelessly the position, heading and speed of a vehicle or other moving object. In a key embodiment the vehicle is other than the transmitting vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278414

Biometric attribute anomoly detection system with adjusting notifications

A system, methods and server for monitoring health and safety of individuals in a population and sending alert notifications when exceptions are detected include comparing biometric data obtained from the individuals to a biometric model generated for the individual through computer-learning methods. Biometric data may be gathered by wireless biometric sensor devices which transmit biometric data to receiver devices, which relay the biometric data to a server. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278409

Seat belt failure warning apparatus

The seat belt failure warning apparatus is disposed with a buckle switch that detects wearing of a webbing, a rotation sensor that detects a drawing-out amount of the webbing, and a liquid crystal display that switchingly displays a plurality of alarm information. A controller is disposed with a failure determination unit that determines whether the seat belt device has had a failure or not, and a control unit that controls display of the liquid crystal display. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278405

Inhibiting distracting operations of personal handheld devices by the operator of a vehicle

A warning system is configured to alert a driver if a mobile electronic device present in the vehicle is located outside a designated area of the vehicle, such that it might distract the driver. The designated area can be any surface or retaining area with an associated sensor that can detect the presence of the mobile device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278278

Systems and methods for voltage detection

Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods for voltage detection. One embodiment of a method includes receiving, at a voltage detection device, a power command, implementing a power conditioning stage, where the power conditioning stage provides power to electrical components of the voltage detection device, and performing an internal battery charge state built in test (bit) function. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278276

Oil quality sensor and adapter for deep fryers

A system for measuring the state of degradation of cooking oil or fat includes at least one fryer pot; a conduit fluidly connected to the fryer pot for transporting cooking oil from the fryer pot and returning the cooking oil back to the fryer pot. A pump for re-circulating cooking oil to and from the fryer pot; and a sensor disposed in fluid communication with the conduit that measures an electrical property of the cooking oil as the cooking oil flows past the sensor and is returned to the at least one fryer pot is provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278168

Universal power control device

The present invention is directed to an intelligent dimmer that is capable of “learning” the type of load it is controlling, and adjusts its operating parameters accordingly. The present invention can adaptively drive electrical loads over a wide range of wattages. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130278058

Universal power control device

The present invention is directed to an intelligent dimmer that is capable of “learning” the type of load it is controlling, and adjusts its operating parameters accordingly. The present invention can adaptively drive electrical loads over a wide range of wattages. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130277973

Methods for controlling a wind turbine connected to the utility grid, wind turbine and wind park

Methods for controlling a wind turbine connected to the utility grid by detecting status of the utility grid, and controlling one or more rotor blades and/or emitted power to the grid in returning to the operational wind turbine settings of normal grid mode, as well as wind turbines and wind parks comprising at least two wind turbines.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130277926

Board sport strap assembly

A board sport strap assembly and method of training is disclosed to help a board sport rider maintain an athletic balanced position, helping to keep their feet in better contact with the sport board, providing stability and balance, enhancing and creating maneuvers, assisting movement, and improving balance and ease of learning. The assembly is made of two straps, each with a handle and a board end, the board ends of the straps being attached to the front of the board and the back of the board, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130277915

System and method for playing trading card game

The following invention is a method and system for producing and using a trading card game that facilitates the learning of foreign languages. The cards comprise a bifold design that allows the display of the pronunciation, symbolic representation, and meaning of a foreign language character on a trading card. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130277796

Electrical fuse and method of making

A semiconductor fuse and methods of making the same. The fuse includes a fuse element and a compressive stress liner that reduces the electro-migration resistance of the fuse element. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130277787

Backside illumination cmos image sensor and method for fabricating the same

A method of manufacturing a backside illumination cmos image sensor includes bonding a first substrate and a second substrate, the first substrate including an epitaxial layer in which a photodiode region is defined. The method further includes removing the first substrate to expose the epitaxial layer, patterning the epitaxial layer to form a deep trench for separating pixels, forming a first passivation layer on/over the epitaxial layer with the deep trench formed therein, and sequentially forming a color filter and a lens on/over a top region of the first passivation layer corresponding to the epitaxial layer separated by the deep trench.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130277330

Methods of patterning a conductor on a substrate

A method of patterning a conductor on a substrate includes providing an inked elastomeric stamp inked with self-assembled monolayer-forming molecules and having a relief pattern with raised features. Then the raised features of the inked stamp contact a metal-coated visible light transparent substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276890

Method and device for controlled laminar flow patterning within a channel

A device and method of laminar flow patterning of at least one sample fluid in a main channel in a microfluidic device are provided. A first input channel is provided in the microfluidic device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276688

Automatic steering device and automatic steering method

There is provided an automatic steering device with which an optimal duty ratio for achieving an optimal rudder turning speed at a cruising speed can be found simply and accurately. An automatic steering device 10 includes a correspondence acquisition component 24 and a duty ratio calculator 25. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276578

Engine starting device

The engine starting device includes a starter motor, a pinion portion, a pushing mechanism for pushing a pinion gear of the pinion portion to a position at which the pinion gear comes into meshing engagement with a ring gear, and an integrated switch for operating a motor-energization switch to pull a plunger after the pinion gear is pushed, by configuring a switch for actuating the pushing mechanism and turning on/off an energization current to the starter motor by a single plunger coil. When a restart request is issued after an engine stop is requested and therefore the integrated switch is placed in an on state, operation timing of the pushing mechanism and coil-operation timing of the plunger coil are set so that the starter motor avoids operating until the pinion gear comes into contact or meshing engagement with the ring gear.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276445

Control of diesel particulate filter regeneration duration

Termination of regeneration of a particulate filter may be based on a variable percent threshold of stored particulate, where the percent threshold of stored particulate depends on a current soot burn rate. In one example approach, a method for controlling regeneration of a diesel particulate filter comprises: terminating regeneration based on a particulate burning rate; wherein the particulate burning rate is based on operating conditions of the diesel particulate filter; the operating conditions including an amount of stored particulate in the diesel particulate filter and a temperature of the diesel particulate filter.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276433

Lean-fuel gas turbine engine

Provided is a compact lean-fuel gas turbine engine which does not cause performance degradation of the engine or pressure loss in the exhaust system, which comprises a compressor (1) for compressing an operative gas (g1) to generate a compressed gas (g2), the operative gas (g1) having a concentration of burnable component which is less than a flammability limit thereof, a catalytic combustor (2) for combusting the compressed gas (g2) by a catalytic reaction with an aid of a catalyst accommodated therein to generate a combustion gas (g3), a turbine (3) adapted to be driven by the combustion gas (g3) supplied from the catalytic combustor (2), a regenerator (6) for heating the compressed gas (g2) supplied from the compressor (1) to the catalytic combustor (2) by an exhaust gas (g4) supplied from the turbine (3) through an exhaust gas passage (25) to the regenerator (6), a burner (7) for burning a gas (g20) extracted from the compressor (1) with a fuel to generate a heating gas (g5) and supplying the heating gas (g5) into the exhaust gas passage (25) and a valve (8) for controlling an amount of the extracted gas (g20) to be supplied to the burner (7).. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276373

Method for operating a system with foldable elements and system with foldable elements

The method serves for operating a system with a foldable element that is provided with a control unit including at least two foldable elements, that are connected each via connecting shafts to related carriages, which are slidably supported in a running rail and of which at least the carriage connected to the front-sided foldable element is provided with a drive motor, the method including the step of executing a learning drive, with which the system with foldable elements is transferred from at least a first into a second position and related information is captured. According to the invention at least at the front-sided carriage data of the acting load and related position data are captured and therefrom status data of the installed system with foldable elements are determined and provided to an operating program, that controls the at least one drive motor depending on to the determined status data.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/24/13 / #20130276217

Adjustable low pressure warning device

A low pressure warning device that comprises a piston located inside the device, where the piston partitions the device into a first chamber communicating with a first opening and a second chamber communicating with a second opening, an adjustable stop, and a spring located inside the device and configured to bias the piston to a position based on a position of the adjustable stop and based on a pressure differential between the first opening and the second opening, wherein a low pressure differential warning state is associated with a position of the piston.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130276070

Cross instance user authentication architecture

In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing a cross instance user authentication architecture in an on-demand service environment including, for example, means for receiving a login request at a global virtual internet protocol (vip) address for the host organization from a client device; forwarding the login request received at the global vip address to one of a plurality of datacenters within the host organization; determining the selected datacenter is a non-home-geo datacenter for a user associated with the login request received from the client device; establishing a back-end link from the non-home-geo datacenter to a home-geo datacenter for the user; forwarding the login request from the non-home-geo datacenter to the home-geo datacenter via the back-end link for authentication of the client device at the home-geo datacenter responsive to the login request received from the computing device; and returning a response to the client device from the non-home-geo datacenter upon successful authentication of the login request at the home-geo datacenter, wherein the response specifies a re-direct to the home-geo datacenter for the user. Other related embodiments are disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275927

Rc corner solutions for double patterning technology

A method includes determining model parameters for forming an integrated circuit, and generating a techfile using the model parameters. The techfile includes at least two of a c_worst table, a c_best table, and a c_nominal table. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275913

Presentation of items on a display

A user terminal in a group of user terminals for which interaction statistics concerning items are provided in an interaction data server and being associated with an entity identifier administrated by an entity handling server, comprises a user input unit, a display, a communication interface, an item memory comprising a set of items, an entity memory with the entity identifier and an item presentation control unit configured to fetch the entity identifier, request entity specific data from the entity handling server, receive the entity specific data, obtain interaction statistics regarding items in the set from the interaction data server, determine priorities of the items in the set based on the interaction statistics and the entity specific data, select a group of items from the set based on their priority settings and the size of the display, and present the group of items on the display.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275799

Circuit, system and method for selectively turning off internal clock drivers

The present invention includes a circuit, system and method for selectively turning off internal clock drivers to reduce operating current. The present invention may be used to reduce power consumption by reducing operating current in a memory device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275793

Image forming apparatus, method for controlling image forming apparatus, and a system

An image forming apparatus capable of communicating with an information processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect predetermined communication from the information processing apparatus, a selection unit configured to select a first power-off mode for turning off power of the image forming apparatus according to a usage status of the image forming apparatus in a case where the detection unit does not detect the predetermined communication, and select a second power-off mode for turning off the power of the image forming apparatus according to a communication status with the information processing apparatus in a case where the detection unit detects the predetermined communication, and a control unit configured to perform control to turn off the power of the image forming apparatus according to the power-off mode selected by the selection unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275786

Mobile phone

A main processor of mobile phone changes from power saving state to active state for changing display in response to a sub processor for sensors, the main processor returning to the power saving state after changing the display. The main processor changes from power saving state to active state for storing information from the sub processor, the main processor returning to the power saving state after the storing function. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275781

Mechanism for facilitating power and performance management of non-volatile memory in computing devices

A mechanism is described for facilitating power governance of non-volatile memory devices using a power governing mechanism employed at a computing device according to one embodiment of the invention. A method of embodiments of the invention includes maintaining a credit pool having a plurality of credits to be released to a plurality of memory channels associated with a plurality of non-volatile memory devices. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275775

Storage device, protection method, and electronic device

According to one embodiment, a storage device encrypts/decrypts data with an encryption key to write/read the data to/from the storage area. In the storage device, an elapsed time counter starts counting triggered by turning on of the storage device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275592

Adaptive session forwarding following virtual machine migration detection

A network system includes a first network access device having an input/output (io) module of a firewall to capture a packet of a network session originated from a first node associated with the first network access device, a first security device having a firewall processing module to determine based on the captured packet whether the first node is a destination node that is receiving vm migration from a second node that is associated with a second network access device. The first security device is to update a first flow table within the first network access device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275532

Electronic message content party restriction system and method

Electronic messaging system and method with a determination of message content information that includes a restricted indication of a sender and/or a recipient. A message content that includes a restricted indication of a sender and/or recipient may be rejected. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275529

Method, apparatus, and system for notifying and learning address information invalidation

The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for notifying and learning address information invalidation. The present invention includes: receiving, by a mobile device, a first notification message that indicates release of a default bearer and is sent by a core network, where the first notification message includes a first default bearer that is allocated to the mobile device and already released by the core network; determining, by the mobile device and according to the first default bearer, address information corresponding to the first default bearer; and sending, by the mobile device and to a terminal device, a second notification message indicating address information invalidation, where the second notification message includes the address information invalidation indication information and the address information corresponding to the first default bearer, so that the terminal device deletes the address information corresponding to the first default bearer.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275433

Classification rule generation device, classification rule generation method, classification rule generation program, and recording medium

In a document classification device 100, a sample document extraction condition storage unit 160 stores sample document extraction conditions 160-1 set for each of classification categories for extracting partial text according to the classification categories from an input document 301 input by a document input unit 110. A document matching unit 120 matches the input document 301 against the sample document extraction conditions 160-1. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275356

Interactive browser-based semiotic communication system

Embodiments described herein pertain to a standardized set of tools for representing and exploring the components and characteristics of complex systems. In one embodiment, the tools are deployed in a computer network environment so as to engage a social network such that its members utilize the tools to collaboratively construct and maintain a dynamically evolving learning environment in which complexity is represented and explored.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275350

Methods and systems for identifying patients with mild congnitive impairment at risk of converting to alzheimer's

Methods and systems for selecting a cohort group or a patient at risk from a population of patients with mild cognitive impairment. The methods include using a computer configured to perform the steps: receiving normalized learning data from a portion of the population of patients; tuning a set of decision trees on the normalized learning data; receiving patient data from one or more patients of the population, wherein the patient data is independent from the learning data; classifying the patient data with the tuned set of decision trees to obtain patient threshold values; and displaying the patient threshold values.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275347

Apparatus and method for predicting potential change of coronary artery calcification (cac) level

An apparatus and a method predict a patient's potential change of coronary artery calcification (cac) level using various risk factors including a coronary artery calcification score (cacs). The apparatus includes a receiving unit, a cluster determining unit, a risk factor score extracting unit, a prediction model storage unit, a prediction model learning unit, and a predicting unit, and the method includes a receiving process, a risk factor score extracting process, and an operation performing process.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275316

Livestock certification apparatus and method

A system for certification of animals, owners, attendants, venues, enterprises, and events relies on identification, traceability, and evaluation against selected criteria. Data maintained during agricultural production includes production, raising, selling, holding, treating, harvesting products like milk or wool, slaughter, transfer of ownership or venue, and veterinary and pharmacological interventions, whether medicaments, preventives, protocols, treatments, or inspections administered. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275281

Method and system of detecting invalid homestead exemptions

Disclosed is a system and method for detecting invalid homestead exemptions. In a preferred embodiment, the system and method stores information about parcels in a geographic area and compares that information with public information concerning that geographic information. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275199

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

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

10/17/13 / #20130275156

Educational systems and methods employing confidential medical content

Due to the direct potential impact to patients medical training is exhaustive but also more complex individuals are unique and other sciences applying similar treatment regimens may result in radically different outcomes. Further, the tools for detailed diagnosis absent surgical intervention are complex, expensive, and require significant interpretation. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275137

Warning system with synthesized voice diagnostic announcement capability for field devices

Field devices, including sensors and final elements, are provided with a speech synthesizer and optionally a speech control chip, to sound audible voice maintenance and fault alarms to alert field personnel and, optionally, a voice message upon manual activation of a pushbutton or other switch directing them how to perform the maintenance task or clear the fault.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275123

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

10/17/13 / #20130275120

Process for a signified correct contextual meaning sometimes interspersed with complementary related trivia

A process for displaying a signified correct contextual meaning for a word or phrase having two or more meanings. A user selects the word in a sentence on a computer screen which instantly triggers a nearby pop-up space. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275062

System for monitoring propane or other consumable liquid in remotely located storage tanks

An improved apparatus and method for monitoring the levels of propane or other consumable liquid in remotely located storage tanks and coordinating delivery of liquid to those tanks, including an improved method of using the remote monitoring data to identify out-of-ordinary conditions at remote tanks, optimally schedule purchases or deliveries, improve safety, and more efficiently operate a propane dealership. More accurate and timely information concerning the status of customer tanks serves to improve operational efficiencies and increase safety. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275028

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine provided by the present invention is a control device which can satisfy a requirement concerning exhaust gas performance of the internal combustion engine, a requirement concerning fuel economy performance, and a requirement concerning operation performance with an excellent balance by properly regulating a change speed of a required air-fuel ratio and an ignition timing. The present control device keeps the ignition timing at an optimal ignition timing if a predetermined permission condition is not satisfied. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130275005

Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles

A vehicle monitoring system for turning off an idling engine comprises a vehicle speed sensor configured to detect a lack of motion, or “stationary status” of a vehicle and emit a parameter correlated to the motion status of the vehicle, a transmission status detector configured to detect a transmission status of the vehicle, an alerting device capable of warning other drivers of a stationary status of the vehicle and a control device. The control device is coupled to the vehicle speed sensor, the transmission status detector and the alerting device, wherein the vehicle speed sensor and the transmission status detector send a signal to the control device and the control device operates in a manner dependent on the motion status of the vehicle and the transmission status of the vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274994

Centralized maintenance device for aircraft

A centralized maintenance device installed on-board an aircraft notably carries out the following functions: correlation of data relating to failures, warnings, configurations, operational contexts, flags and the logbook, received by the on-board maintenance system; storage of the data received by the on-board maintenance system in a first database; management of a historical record of the data received and of their correlation; transmission to a man-machine interface of the data received, of their correlation and of a date associated with each item of data; display of the received data, their correlation and the date associated with each item of data, by a man-machine interface of the on-board maintenance system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274971

Adjustable regenerative limit and warning system

An adjustable regenerative limit and warning system and method for controlling regenerative energy of a vehicle. The system includes a battery, a motor, a processor and an indicator. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274959

Driving support apparatus, driving support method, and vehicle

An object of the present invention is to provide a technique wherein a traveling lane is set as definitely as possible to perform the warning or the support so that a vehicle is allowed to travel smoothly in the traveling lane. The present invention resides in a driving support apparatus for setting a traveling lane in which a vehicle can travel on the basis of a traveling-prohibited region and performing warning or support so that the vehicle is allowed to travel in the traveling lane if the vehicle is to be departed from the traveling lane; wherein the traveling lane is set while raising a level of reliability as information to recognize the traveling lane from the traveling-prohibited region if the traveling-prohibited region is continuous in a travel direction of the vehicle as compared with if the traveling-prohibited region is discontinuous in the travel direction of the vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274930

Environment control system

A control system for governing temperature and humidity levels within a confined space including a controller communicatively coupled to a cooling system, a heating system, a duct system, a plurality of environmental sensors for detecting temperature and humidity levels within the confined space and external to the confined space, and an external air intake for introducing air external to the confined space to within the confined space. The control system may further include predictive heating and predictive cooling configurations having a computing device communicatively connected to the controller and to an environmental forecast source.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274781

Releasing structure for lancing device

A releasing structure for a lancing device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include: a lancet body with a lancet at the front; a lancet holder mounted with the lancet body with the lancet at the front; a stem disposed behind the lancet holder and moving the lancet holder forward/backward; a rotary housing pushing/pulling the stem while turning forward at a predetermined angle about a rotational axis defined in the movement direction of the lancet; a torsion spring storing torque for turning the rotary housing forward at a predetermined angle; and a loading handle transmitting torque to the torsion spring while turning forward at a predetermined angle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274751

Medical instrument for cutting off tissue and cartilage from a human or animal body

A medical instrument serves for cutting off tissue and cartilage from a body. It comprises an outer shaft having at least a first window in a distal end area thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274714

Method of accessing a renal artery of a patient

Methods for easy, atraumatic access to areas of the vasculature that are otherwise difficult to access, using steerable guide catheters constructed with components that are selected to provide optimal navigability, torque transfer, and push ability for a variety of typical percutaneous access routes. The catheter wall thickness in the deflecting segment of the guide catheter is about 1 french (⅓ mm) or less, and includes a slotted deflection tube, and this construction allows a very tight turning radius which in turn enables guide catheter access to regions of the vasculature that are otherwise inaccessible.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274565

Outpatient health emergency warning system

A medical system for sensing a physiological state requiring defibrillation in a patient. The system comprising: a low power sensor, a physiological parameter measuring device, and a processor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274535

Process for termical degradation of pvc and other wastes containing halogen-containing polymer waste

The subject matter of the patent is a process technology concerning thermal degradation of plastic wastes containing pvc and other plastic waste with halogen content. The patent is characterised by grinding of the plastic waste to be treated, leading it into a dehalogenisation reactor with heavy oil fraction added forming a 1:0.3-0.8 mass ratio plastic grinding: heavy oil mixture, warming the reaction compound up to a temperature of 210-2500 c, an acidic solution is formed from the hydrogen halogen gas liberated from the substance with the known method, it is removed, while the mixture retained in the reactor chamber is forwarded to the de-polymerisation reactor, where temperature is raised to at least 4800 c, but kept below 6000 c, the hydrocarbon gas mixture generated is extracted, separated into fractions, condensed, and the ratio of the heavy oil fraction referred to above as necessary for the processing of the waste is returned to the dehalogenisation reactor to form a mixture of plastic chippings and heavy oil.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130274228

Concomitant drug for improving cognitive function

The present invention relates to a concomitant drug for improving cognitive function, which contains 1,2-dilinoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, use of the concomitant drug for the improvement of learning and/or memory, a method for the improvement of cognitive function including administering the concomitant drug, and a method for the improvement of learning ability and/or memory ability including administering the concomitant drug.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273931

Mechanism for providing channel feedback in multi-cell communication

There is proposed a mechanism allowing a compressed multi-cell channel state information feedback. In a user equipment communicating with plural base stations such as enbs, a joint set of communication subbands is identified which includes those subbands which provide a specific communication quality level, and which are common to at least two of the plural cells. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273894

In coming call warning device and method using same

An incoming call warning device includes a storage unit, a communication unit, a detector, and an incoming call warning module. The storage unit stores a plurality of reference parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273893

Method and system for presenting a transit indicator

The disclosed embodiments relate to a method and system for presenting a transit indicator. For example, to reduce distraction, a person in communication with a mobile device user operating a vehicle is warned. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273856

Antenna device of mobile terminal

An antenna device of a mobile terminal for enabling to receive a wireless signal of a new frequency band by appropriately connecting a plurality of antennas through a switch is provided. The antenna device includes a plurality of communication units for transmitting and receiving a wireless signal of a plurality of frequency bands through a plurality of antennas, a plurality of switches for turning on/off an electrical connection between the plurality of antennas and the plurality of communication units, and a controller for controlling the plurality of switches to turn off an electrical connection between the plurality of antennas and the plurality of communication units.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273817

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device

According to one embodiment, the method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes contacting a film formed on a semiconductor substrate with a rotating polishing pad which is supported on a turntable, and feeding polishing foam to a region of the polishing pad with which the film is contacted, thereby polishing the film. The polishing foam is obtained by turning the aqueous dispersion into a foamy body. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273804

Entertainment device with interchangeable toy

An entertainment device includes a box, a crank, an interchangeable toy, and an interior spring arranged so that turning the crank causes the toy to pop out of the box at a present time under the influence of the spring. A custom mount can be attached to the interchangeable toy, while being mounted on the top of the spring. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273724

Method for crystallizing amorphous silicon thin film and method for fabricating poly crystalline thin film transistor using the same

Provided is a method of crystallizing an amorphous silicon thin film transistor and a method of fabricating a polycrystalline thin film transistor using the same, in which the polycrystalline thin film transistor indicating leakage current characteristics of a level that is applicable for active matrix organic light emitting diode displays (amoleds) can be manufactured by using a silicide seed induced lateral crystallization (silc) method. The amorphous silicon thin film transistor crystallizing method includes the steps of: forming an amorphous silicon layer on a substrate; forming an active region by patterning the amorphous silicon layer; forming a crystallization induced metal layer in both a source region and a drain region that are placed on both side ends of the active region; forming a number of dot-shaped metal silicide seeds on the surfaces of the source region and the drain region made of amorphous silicon by removing the crystallization induced metal layer; and crystallizing the active region formed of the amorphous silicon layer by heat-treating the substrate by using the metal silicide seeds as crystallization seeds.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273702

Integration flow for ldd and spacer fabrication on a sacrificial amorphous carbon gate structure

An integration flow for ldd and spacer fabrication on a sacrificial amorphous carbon gate structure, form first spacer by way of depositing on the si substrate which have gate structure first. Gate is provided above the n-well and p-well on substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273646

Incubator and carrier system

An incubator includes: a mount table having placed thereon a container, a holding member holding the container, or a storage member storing the holding members in a vertical-multi-stage manner; a carrying-in door on one side-face of the incubator including first and second antennas in an interior; a discrimination unit to determine that the container or holding member is placed on the table if radio waves are transmitted/received between the first antenna and a tag of the container or holding member, and determine that the storage member is placed if radio waves are transmitted/received between the second antenna and the tag of the holding member in the storage member; and a warning unit to warn if the container or holding member is placed thereon and a specified storage destination is a place for storage member, or the storage member is placed and the destination is a place for holding member.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273599

Photo-coupled data acquisition system and method

The photo-coupled data acquisition system can have a container having a contour wall extending upwardly from a closed bottom, for containing a sample therein, a light emitter operable to emit diffused light into the container at an initial intensity, a photodetector operable to detect a reflected intensity of the diffused light, and a structure connected to the contour wall and holding the light emitter and the photodetector at a predetermined height above the bottom of the container and in an orientation facing inside the container, wherein during operation of the system, the initial light intensity is attenuated by the sample and the reflected intensity thereof can be correlated to an information value concerning a variable of interest of the sample.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273517

On-line integration and credit-granting platform for learners seeking and engaging in practice-based learning in the real world

An integration system is provided for finding, enabling, and documenting completion of practice-based, real world experiences. One kind of collaboration system is an educational platform for providing learner-centric, real-world learning experiences, and supervising, evaluating, and granting institution credit for such learning experiences. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273512

Checkerboard math/dora's grid math

A mathematical teaching aid based on a grid system. There are multiple grid based modules meant to teach math concepts from prek thru college level math. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273511

Method of teaching reading and spelling with a progressive interlocking correlative system

The invention teaches students all of the graphic representations of phonemes and orthography using a series of word charts (covering over 18,000 independent words) and integrated program materials. The graphic representations of phonemes are presented to a student according to the frequency of use in words and in the language, and the progressive dependence of one set of graphic representations of phonemes on another. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273510

Handwriting method for teaching roman alphabet

A muscle movement handwriting teaching method for teaching handwriting using a novel lettering guide and an method of instruction which takes advantage of the similar hand movements used with-in particular groups of letters. The learning of these letters is organized so that after one letter is mastered, another letter is learned based on the similarities of hand movements used in printing a learned letter and the next letter being taught. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273506

Automated food intake data acquisition and monitoring system

A system and method for collecting food intake related information, processing the information into a caloric value, and recording and reporting the value is provided. The system includes an electronic device having a sensor, an input device, a display, processor, memory, and code modules executing in the processor for implementation of the method. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273481

Boiler and operating method of same

A boiler operating method operates a boiler by switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode when burning fossil fuel with first combustion gas and second combustion gas. The second combustion gas compensates for oxygen deficiency in the first combustion gas. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273337

Method for micropatterning a substrate and a patterned substrate formed thereof

A method of micropatterning a substrate is provided. The method comprises providing a template substrate having a patterned surface inked with a composition of interest; contacting the patterned surface with an intermediate substrate, thereby transferring the composition to the surface of the intermediate substrate; contacting the surface of the intermediate substrate comprising the composition with the substrate; and removing the intermediate substrate by dissolution using a solvent. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273330

Silicon hardmask layer for directed self-assembly

Compositions for directed self-assembly patterning techniques are provided which avoid the need for separate anti-reflective coatings and brush neutral layers in the process. Methods for directed self-assembly are also provided in which a self-assembling material, such as a directed self-assembly block copolymer, can be applied directly to the silicon hardmask neutral layer and then self-assembled to form the desired pattern. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130273239

Nozzle design for organic vapor jet printing

Nozzle designs which have been found to be effective in governing overspray in ovjp are provided. Aspects of the invention have been found to be effective in reducing or avoiding sudden pressure drops at the end of the nozzle close to the substrate, and may be advantageously employed in obtaining, for example, greater consistency between the nozzle outlet diameter and the deposited pattern width.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272902

Electronic control method and system for a piezo-electric pump

A method for actuating a pumping device with an optimal driving voltage, wherein the pumping device comprises a pumping chamber (4) having a pumping membrane (1), an inlet (3) and an outlet chamber (5), a voltage controlled actuator (6) connected to said pumping membrane (1), said pumping membrane reaching a stop position defined by a mechanical stop (2) a sensor for determining whether the pumping membrane has reached said mechanical stop (2); said method comprising a learning and working phase, wherein the learning phase comprises the following steps actuation of the pumping membrane (1) by applying a predetermined actuation voltage vact to the actuator (6) said pumping membrane (1) reaching said position in an over-actuation step or not reaching said mechanical stop (2) position in an under-actuation process; after the over-actuation step, decreasing the voltage so that the pumping membrane (1) has left said mechanical stop (2) position and storing as the optimal voltage vact optimal or in the under-actuation step, increasing the voltage so that the pumping membrane (1) reaches said mechanical stop (2) position and storing as the optimal voltage vact optimal actuating the pumping device in the working phase with the determined optimal voltage value vact optimal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272856

Swimming pool pump motor cover

The stockly swimming pool pump motor cover protects both sides; top, and front of the swimming pool pump motor from sun, rain, sprinklers and morning dew. It has an optional base, which secures the top in one place and does not restrict ventilation to the swimming pool pump motor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272846

Turning/oscillating motion suppressing apparatus of wind power generating facility and floating offshore wind power generating facility

The present invention provides a floating offshore wind turbine capable of suppressing yawing of a nacelle caused by a gyro effect which is a cause of adverse influence of power generating efficiency of a wind turbine and endurance of devices thereof. The floating offshore wind turbine includes a rotor which is rotated by wind, a nacelle in which a rotation shaft of the rotor is accommodated, and a tower including a turning seated bearing which supports the nacelle such that the nacelle can turn with respect to a sea surface to exert a weathercock effect. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272691

Power source switching device and electronic appliance

A power source switching device includes a first switch circuit provided between a first power source and a load section, a second switch circuit provided between a second power source and the load section, a third switch circuit provided between the first power source and the load section in series with the first switch circuit, a fourth switch circuit provided between the second power source and the load section in series with the second switch circuit, a logic circuit that controls the third and the fourth switch circuits to prevent at least one of the third and fourth switch circuits from turning on while both of the first and second switch circuits are in an on state, and a control circuit that controls the first switch circuit, the second switch circuit, and the logic circuit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272570

Robust and efficient learning object tracker

This disclosure presents methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for optically tracking the location of one or more objects. The techniques may involve accumulation of initial image data, establishment of a dataset library containing image features, and tracking using a plurality of modules or trackers, for example an optical flow module, decision forest module, and color tracking module. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272536

Providing audible signals to a driver

A method for providing audible signals (such as speech) to a driver of a vehicle which appear to originate from a virtual sound source in front of the driver, so that it will feel normal for the driver to respond interactively by speaking without turning the head to the source of the audible signal. The driver's head position is estimated according to data provided by sensors in the driver's seat, and this position data, together with acoustical characteristics of the vehicle interior, is used to derive a transfer function for filtering electrical audible signals to the loudspeakers to simulate a virtual sound source in front of the driver.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272308

Method and apparatus for transporting ethernet services

Frames of customer traffic may be encapsulated by adding mac-in-mac (mim) encapsulation fields for transportation of the frames over a portion of provider network. The mim encapsulated traffic may be further encapsulated using vpls by adding vpls encapsulation fields for transportation of the frames over another portion of the provider network. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272256

Node selection in a packet core network

A method of allocating user plane nodes to a connection being established across a packet core network is described. The method comprises maintaining at a domain name system (dns) server one or more dns resource records for each available user plane node in the packet core network, wherein the one or more dns resource records comprises a fully qualified domain name (fqdn) for each area identity, each area identity represents a group of user plane nodes, associated with a user plane node in the packet core network; processing a connection establishment request originating from a user equipment (ue) to a core network node within the packet core network; sending a dns query to a dns server, the query containing at least one criterion for selecting a user plane node; receiving the query at the dns server and, on the basis of the or each criterion, identifying one or more dns resource records satisfying the criteria/criterion, and returning the identified dns resource record(s) to said core network node; and receiving the dns resource record(s) at the core network node, and using the fully qualified domain names (fqdns) representing each area identity associated with a user plane node in the packet core network that are contained in the or each dns resource record(s) when allocating a user plane node to said connection. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272168

Reducing transient effects when changing transmit chain power

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for a wireless communication device are provided. The apparatus determines a receive timing for receiving through at least one receive chain element. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272075

Memory address repair without enable fuses

A memory chip design methodology is disclosed wherein fuse banks on the memory chip may be implemented without enable fuses. A fuse bank may be enabled by using one or more least significant bits (lsbs) in the memory address stored in the fuse bank, thereby avoiding the need for a separate enable fuse. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130272037

Power supply circuit for remotely turning-on electrical appliances

A power supply circuit for an electrical appliance, including a turning-on stage configured for determining a transition from a turned-off state, in which the power supply circuit is off and does not supply electric power, to a turned-on state of the power supply circuit. The turning-on stage includes a transducer of the remote-control type configured for triggering the transition in response to the reception of a wireless signal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271506

Backlight control method and backlight system

A backlight control method for a backlight module corresponding to a display panel is disclosed, which includes the steps of dividing the backlight module into a plurality of backlight areas, calculating a first blanking period, a active pixel period and a second blanking period of an image frame, sequentially turning on light sources of the plurality of backlight areas to provide backlights for the display panel during the active pixel period, wherein light sources of each backlight area is turned on and lasted to a light-on duration, the active pixel period begins at a time point of displaying the first active pixel of the image frame and ends at a time point of displaying the last active pixel of the image frame.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271293

Warning system with warning signaler of a vehicle and a method for warning occupants of a vehicle

A warning system of a vehicle is provided. The warning system includes a haptic warning signaler, a control module, and a haptic sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271291

Method of alerting an operator of a vehicle of a hazardous condition

A method of alerting an operator of a vehicle of a hazardous condition. The steps include sending a warning signal with a transceiver from a first vehicle that is received by a transceiver in a second vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271286

Methods and systems for monitoring environmental conditions using wireless sensor devices and actuator networks

The present invention comprises methods and systems of a network of sensor devices to monitor environmental conditions. Each sensor device is capable of acquiring environmental data and transmitting the data to a central controller of a networking system by wireless communication. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271284

High water warning device

A warning device to warn of a high water level may include a liquid level sensor to detect the high water level, a warning sign to provide a visible warning in response to the liquid level sensor detecting the high water level and a solar panel to power the liquid level sensor and the warning sign. The liquid level sensor may include a optical switch. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271262

Vehicle security system including pre-warning features for a vehicle having a data communications bus and related methods

A remote control system is for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending therein, and a plurality of vehicle devices communicating over the data communications bus. The system may include a cellular transceiver within the vehicle, and a multi-vehicle controller within the vehicle and coupled to the data communications bus for communication with at least one of the plurality of vehicle devices to perform a remote vehicle function based upon a received remote control signal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271187

Driver for semiconductor switch element

Providing a driver for semiconductor switch element capable of securing a sufficient drive power and reliably turning off the semiconductor switch element. The driver includes a converter section 2 which includes a switching element q1 and which is configured to output a desired dc voltage by switching the switching element q1, a control section 1 configured to control the switching operation of the switching element q1, capacitors c1a, c1b charged by the output of the converter section 2, turn-on circuits 31a, 31b configured to supply gates of a bidirectional switch element 4 using electric charges stored in the capacitors c1a, c1b with drive powers to turn-on the bidirectional switch element 4, and turn-off circuits 32a, 32b configured to discharge the capacitors c1a, c1b to turn-off the bidirectional switch element 4 in response to the halt of the switching operation of the switching element q1 by the control section 1.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271025

Dimmer switch having an alternate fade rate when using in conjunction with a three-way switch

A dimmer switch uses different fade rates when turning on or off lighting load depending on a device used to adjust the lighting load. For example, the dimmer switch uses a first fade rate when turning off a lighting load in response to an actuation of a local actuator or accessory switch and uses a second fade rate faster than the first fade rate when turning off the lighting load in response to an actuation of a connected three-way switch may be provided. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130271001

Light-emitting diode driver circuit and led light source

A light-emitting diode driver circuit and an led light source which are capable of reliably turning off an led even when an input voltage having a value smaller than a predetermined value is supplied. A light-emitting diode driver circuit for turning on an led includes: an inverter which outputs electric power for driving the led; and an inverter control circuit which controls an operation of the inverter, and when a dc voltage applied to the inverter control circuit has a value smaller than the predetermined value, the inverter control circuit stops the operation of the inverter.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270908

Load shed control module for use with electrical generator

A load management apparatus for use with an electrical system being powered by an electrical generator selectively adds and sheds loads on the electrical generator to prevent overloading of the electrical generator. The load management apparatus learns the load profile for each load during a learning mode and executes one or more load shed processes to control which electrical loads are loading the electrical generator.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270868

Procedure for panel assembly and device associated thereto

Procedure for the assembling between at least two panels, and a device associated thereto, where said procedure is carried out through at least a single operator or machine, and comprises the following steps: receiving at least two panels, where said panels comprise respectively at least one through hole; introducing an assembling device comprising a nut and a screw, through the respective hole of each panel; turning the device around the same side where it was introduced previously, in such a way that the nut and the screw rotate jointly, until the device comes into contact with at least one blocking element, and the joint movement of the nut with the screw is stopped; and next the nut and the screw are brought mutually closer together, in such a way that both panels are assembled.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270796

Ski having asymmetric characteristics

In order to assure smooth and essentially equidistant running of correspondingly loaded pair of skis over ground when turning left or right without any sideslip, a ski is bent at its tip at a pre-determined angle around its longitudinal axis and deflected from the ground by a radius along a that longitudinal axis. Despite a practically symmetric appearance of the circumference of such ski when observed in top view, the distance between a front inflection point and a rear inflection point on the left ski edge and the distance between the front inflection point and the rear inflection point on the right ski edge differ from each other such that the active lengths of the ski edges differ from each other. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270645

Workfunction metal stacks for a final metal gate

Transistor devices are formed with a pmos and an nmos workfunction stack of substantially equal thickness after gate patterning. Embodiments include forming n-type and p-type areas in a substrate, forming a pmos workfunction metal stack layer on both areas, forming a hardmask layer on the pmos workfunction metal stack layer on the n-type area, removing the pmos workfunction metal stack layer from the p-type area, forming an nmos workfunction metal stack layer on the p-type area and on the hardmask layer, and removing the nmos workfunction metal stack layer from the hardmask layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270561

Method for forming semiconductor device with epitaxy source and drain regions independent of patterning and loading

A method of fabricating a semiconductor device that includes providing a gate structure on a channel portion of a semiconductor on insulator (soi) layer of a semiconductor on insulator (soi) substrate, and forming an amorphous semiconductor layer on at least a source region portion and a drain region portion of the soi layer. The amorphous semiconductor layer is converted to a crystalline semiconductor material, wherein the crystalline semiconductor material provides a raised source region and a raised drain region of the semiconductor device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270560

Method for forming semiconductor device with epitaxy source and drain regions independent of patterning and loading

A method of fabricating a semiconductor device that includes providing a gate structure on a channel portion of a semiconductor on insulator (soi) layer of a semiconductor on insulator (soi) substrate, and forming an amorphous semiconductor layer on at least a source region portion and a drain region portion of the soi layer. The amorphous semiconductor layer is converted to a crystalline semiconductor material, wherein the crystalline semiconductor material provides a raised source region and a raised drain region of the semiconductor device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270357

Drinking straw for dispensing substances with one-way valve

A drinking straw that can be used to dispense a substance such as vitamins, pharmaceuticals, or diet supplements that is stored inside of the straw body. The straw includes a one-way liquid flow valve at one end of straw that prevents drawn liquid and any of the dissolved materials from returning to the initial liquid source that is drawn through the straw when the straw is not in use. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270285

Pot lid handle

A unique designed, larger handle for a pot lid extends a greater distance above the lid central surface than in prior lid handles. As a result, the larger pot lid handle provides to a user the ability to grasp the handle when the pot lid with handle oriented downward is resting on a surface without burning the users hand on the hot pot lid. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270226

Methods using block co-polymer self-assembly for sub-lithographic patterning

Block copolymers can be self-assembled and used in methods as described herein for sub-lithographic patterning, for example. The block copolymers can be diblock copolymers, triblock copolymers, multiblock copolymers, or combinations thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270196

System for reducing contaminants from a photoelectrocatalytic oxidization apparatus through polarity reversal and method of operation

A system and method for removing fouling from a photoelectrocatalytic oxidation assembly is provided. The method includes resetting a first counter, increasing the first counter by a first channel increment value, and determining if the value in the first counter exceeds a value corresponding to the number of channels provided in the assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270076

Lockable manually-operated actuator for electrical switching devices

A lockable manually-operated rotary actuator for an electrical switching device includes a turning handle mounted on a housing and connected to an operating axle of the switching device. A pivotably or displaceably mounted locking member in or on the turning handle is configured to lock the turning handle in a locking position via an operative connection with the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270075

Plastic, modular and self-engaging bristle brush

The present disclosure relates to a plastic, modular and self-engaging bristle brush (2), comprising a set of runners (6) including a pair of opposing guiding and self-centering ends projecting from the perimeter of the brush (2), said runners (6) being distributed such that the ends of runners (6) of contiguous brushes (2) can be fitted together by overlapping one another, and in that said runners (6) include at their guiding and self-centering ends articulated attachment means (7) for the articulated attachment of contiguous brushes (2) for self-engagement, turning the set of multiple brushes (2) into a cutting mat (1) which in turn forms an endless conveyor belt, said articulated attachment means in turn being provided with articulating drive shafts (8) that can engage drive elements (9) housed in multiple positions of a support table. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130270059

Method for producing a friction body

A method for producing a friction body, in particular a wet friction disk in a motor vehicle, the friction body turning about a rotational axis during operation. The friction body has a friction area and a connection area and the connection area of the friction body is connected to a friction body carrier. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269974

Semiconductor structures and methods of manufacture

Wire-bonded semiconductor structures using organic insulating material and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a metal wiring layer in an organic insulator layer. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269674

Fire pit with radiant heat cooker

A portable fire pit (10) is of a metal construction and has an upper section (12) in which combustible materials are placed for burning. A cooking chamber (14) is mounted beneath the upper section and food placed in the chamber is cooked by radiated heat. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269577

Apparatus for burning pulverized solid fuels with oxygen

A burner assembly combines oxygen and fuel to produce a flame. The burner assembly includes an oxygen supply tube adapted to receive a stream of oxygen and a fuel supply tube arranged to extend through the oxygen tube to convey a stream of fluidized, pulverized, solid fuel into a flame chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269507

Soft recoil system and cannon having the same

Disclosed are a soft recoil system and a cannon having the same. The soft recoil system includes: a cannon barrel returning device mounted to a recoil device for absorbing a recoil force occurring when ammunition is fired, and configured to backward press a breech ring, such that the cannon barrel is fixed to a preset position; a cannon barrel fixing device installed at the recoil device, and configured to fix the cannon barrel when the cannon barrel returns to the fixed position; and a forward momentum generator connected to the recoil device and the breech ring, respectively, configured to forward move the cannon barrel by applying a force to the breech ring, such that the ammunition is fired while the cannon barrel forward moves, and configured to reduce a recoil force by partially attenuating recoil momentum resulting from the firing of the ammunition, by forward momentum.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269431

Liquid level detecting device

A liquid level detecting device includes a first detecting part that has a first electrode extending in a vertical direction in the tank and opposing to a ground electrode and detects a first electrostatic capacity between the first electrode and the ground electrode, a second detecting part that has a second electrode extending in the vertical direction in the tank and opposing to the ground electrode and detects a second electrostatic capacity between the second electrode and the ground electrode, and a difference calculating part that calculates a difference between the first electrostatic capacity detected by the first detecting part and the second electrostatic capacity detected by the second detecting part as a capacity difference and determines whether the liquid level in the tank is above a warning threshold.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269401

Deadbolt latch lock

A deadbolt latch lock can mount to a door and secure a deadbolt latch in a locked position. The deadbolt latch lock can prevent a would-be intruder or thief from manipulating the deadbolt lock and turning the lock to unlock it. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269385

Air conditioning system for utilizing outside air and air conditioning device thereof

An air conditioning system for utilizing outdoor air to cool an interior space has a rack for mounting a heating element, a unitized air conditioning device having a pair of unit portions including an interior unit and an exterior unit, and a partition wall disposed between the interior and exterior units. The unitized air conditioning device is disposed so that an air supply face of the interior unit faces an air inlet face of the rack. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269318

Coolant-to-catalyst fuel modification method and apparatus

Also disclosed is a method of pre-combustion fuel refinement consisting of the steps of transferring excess heat from engine coolant through a tube disposed through an inlet and outlet of a fuel chamber. In the chamber the heated fossil fuel is forced through the catalytic elements described before returning to the fuel line for injection and combustion.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269240

Ternary fuel compositions containing biodiesel, plant oil and lower alcohols for feeding diesel-cycle motors

Fuel compositions based on biodiesel, lower alcohols and plant oil for feeding diesel cycle engines, enabling more perfect burning, less emission of pollutants and less formation of internal deposits of impurities onto the inner surface of engines. Since the blends exhibit density similar to that of diesel oil, as well as chemical affinity for the latter (since it contains biodiesel, which performs the function of co-solvent), the present invention also relates to compositions of quaternary blends, that is, junction of the ternary blends proposed (biodiesel, lower alcohol and vegetable oil) with petroleum diesel in the most varied proportions. ... Corning Incorporated

10/17/13 / #20130269096

Non-pressurized indirect swimming pool water heating system

In an improved swimming pool water heating system, water in the pool circulates through a first loop from the pool to a surge pit and through a filter before returning to the pool. The heating system includes a second loop with a heat exchanger and a remote water heater. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130269000

Verification in wireless local area network

A verification method or apparatus applied in a wireless local area network (wlan) includes learning an internet protocol (ip) address assigned to a station; sending the ip address to a managing device that is managing the access device and receiving, from the managing device, a determination of whether the ip address is used by another station; and verifying a data packet sent by the station by using an ip address that is not used by another station as reported by the managing device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268919

Method and computer programming product for detecting memory leaks

The invention relates to a method for detecting memory leaks produced by a program running on a computer, wherein during a program run, for each allocation of a memory region at least one information item concerning the performed allocation is entered in an allocation list and a check is made as to whether the allocation list contains a stored reference pattern of information that is typical for one or more memory leaks, and after a stored reference pattern is found the program run is paused, or a memory leak thus detected is associated with the region of the running program whose processing resulted in the most recent entry in the allocation list. The invention further relates to a computer programming product which carries out the method when the computer program is executed on a computer.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268858

System and method for providing feedback associated with e-book in mobile device

A system and method that provides various types of feedback associated with an e-book in a mobile device with an e-book reader function are provided. The method includes displaying a page of an e-book on a touch screen of the mobile device, detecting a touch on the page, detecting a movement of the touch, beginning a page turning operation in response to the movement of the touch, and providing audio feedback based on a history corresponding to the page, according to the page turning operation.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268741

Power reduction in server memory system

A system and method for reducing power consumption of memory chips outside of a host processor device inoperative communication with the memory chips via a memory controller. The memory can operate in modes, such that via the memory controller, the stored data can be localized and moved at various granularities, among ranks established in the chips, to result in fewer operating ranks. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268666

Captive portal redirection using display layout information

According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for controlling access to a network by a network device comprises returning a message prompting connectivity to a captive portal that is different from a http source code redirect. The message is an html document such as a frameset.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268661

Automatically managing objectionable behavior in a web-based social network

A system and method for curtailing objectionable behavior in a web-based social network is disclosed. The method includes monitoring various actions of users of a web-based social network for objectionable behavior. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268541

Learning measurement and analyzer method

A method for measuring the student learning by utilizing accuracy of a response, time taken to respond and utilization of help feature on a website. The website presents to the students a range of predefined set of questions that are associated with a concept being learned by the student and is the subject of learning measurement. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268526

Discovery engine

A searching/discovery engine is disclosed wherein the searching methodology may involve selecting at least one category of sources; selecting at least one source (i.e. A collection of documents) within at least one category of sources; utilizing search terms to search the at least one source; returning related documents from the at least one source based on the search terms; collecting any of the related documents into a collection; permitting at least one related document returned to be selected for a further search utilizing the entire text of the at least one related document as the search criteria in a selected source to return additional related documents; and exporting the collection of related documents by creating a uniform resource locator (url) with all of the collected related documents stored at a location referenced in the url.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268508

Dynamic table framework for managing data in a high performance web service

A system and method provides a dynamic table framework for managing data in a high performance web service. An example embodiment includes: receiving a request at a web service; creating a dynamic record from the request; obtaining a runtime corresponding to the dynamic record, the runtime including an associated plurality of symbol values corresponding to the request; choosing a model corresponding to the runtime, the model including a plurality of symbol managers, each of the plurality of symbol managers being associated with the plurality of symbol values, each of the plurality of symbol managers for processing a specific task of the model; executing the model, by use of a data processor, to process the request, the model using at least one of the plurality of symbol managers; and returning results generated by execution of the model.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268466

System for predicting lifetime of battery

A system for predicting a lifetime of a battery cell, including a learning data input unit, the learning data input unit being configured to receive at least one learning measurement factor and at least one learning factor, a target data input unit, the target data input unit being configured to receive at least one target factor, a machine learning unit, the machine learning unit being coupled to the learning data input unit, the machine learning unit assigning weights to respective ones of the learning factors input to the learning data input unit, and a lifetime prediction unit, the lifetime prediction unit being coupled to the target data input unit and the machine learning unit, the lifetime prediction unit using the weights assigned by the machine learning unit to predict one or more characteristics indicative of the lifetime of the target battery cell.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268405

Information integration interactive system and method

An information integration interactive system provides information interaction between a mobile device and an information service platform. A user transmits an interactive instruction including product identification information or member data via the mobile device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268374

Learning accounts

Techniques are provided for use in an auction in which selected content items, or advertisements, of content providers, or advertisers, are selected and served, and in which, for an item served in response to a serving opportunity, contingent upon occurrence of a specified user action, an associated provider's account is charged a first sum and an associated publisher's account is credited a second sum. Performance of particular content items may be explored, such as ones for which little or no historical performance information may be available. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268158

Abnormality diagnosis apparatus for power control system

After turning a main relay to a full off-state and turning a charger relay to a full off-state or a half off-state only one of a positive-side switch and a negative-side switch is turned of voltage application processing is performed to control a bidirectional dc-dc converter to apply an output voltage of an accessory battery to a power cable after boosting. After the voltage application processing, check processing is performed to check whether a short-circuit is present in the charger relay by comparing a terminal voltage of a first capacitor and a terminal voltage of a second capacitor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268154

Detection system for detection of damages on rotating components of components of aircraft and method of operating such a detection system

A detection system and method for detection of damages on at least one rotating component (10, 20, 30. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268113

Medical package, system and method for managing medical package

System for handling medical packages provided with at least one unique identifier (102) and other relevant information (103, 104). The system comprise at least one tracking device (106) arranged to accompany said package (101) all the way from the entry of the package (101) in the system to a possible decision on administration of the package-specific product content (105) to an intended recipient. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130268033

Light therapy device

A light therapy device (1) comprises: at least one light source (2); a control device (10) for controlling the operation of the light source; a boundary memory (11) containing boundary information defining boundaries for the distance (d) and relative angle (f) of a user's head with respect to the light source; monitoring means (30) for monitoring the actual distance and actual relative angle of the user's head and generating an output signal indicating the measured distance and angle. The control device has an input coupled to the memory for receiving the boundary information, and has an input coupled to the monitoring means for receiving the output signal from the monitoring means. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130267796

System and method for the simultaneous, non-invasive estimation of blood glucose, glucocorticoid level and blood pressure

System and method for the simultaneous and non-invasive estimation of blood glucose, glucocorticoid and pressure levels. It comprises an activity module detector for a digitalized signal acquired by a sensor, representing the distal heartbeat of a person, selecting a segment of consecutive signal samples of fixed duration swindow(t) and using the same to generate sub-windows sframe(t, n) of shorter duration; a signal processing module which receives the two signals swindow(t) and sframe(t, n) and which delivers a vector xf at its output with the parameters of a physiological model and module based on automatic learning, which receives the xf vector and information on a person's characteristics and provides an estimation of blood glucose levels (bgl), systolic pressure levels (spl), diastolic pressure levels (dpl) and glucocorticoid levels (gcl) at its output.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130267303

Electronic gaming system, device, machine and method

An electronic gaming machine, an electronic gaming machine method, and an electronic monitoring device for interfacing with a gaming machine are provided to permit game play for a time period and to allow subsequent periods of game play for the time period following the expiration of each preceding time period of game play. The arrangement permits monitoring data concerning the amount of game credits, winnings and losses on the gaming machine during each time period of game play. ... Corning Incorporated

10/10/13 / #20130267153

Grinding machine

The grinding machine (1), in particular for grinding and/or sh