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12/25/14 / #20140380504

Learning method and system that restricts entertainment

Method and system to help a student to focus on study materials on a computer by restricting the student from enjoying entertainment materials on the computer. The study materials are presented through a study program, and the entertainment materials are presented through an entertainment program. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380488

Pervasive, domain and situational-aware, adaptive, automated, and coordinated analysis and control of enterprise-wide computers, networks, and applications for mitigation of business and operational risks and enhancement of cyber security

Real time security, integrity, and reliability postures of operational (ot), information (it), and security (st) systems, as well as slower changing security and operational blueprint, policies, processes, and rules governing the enterprise security and business risk management process, dynamically evolve and adapt to domain, context, and situational awareness, as well as the controls implemented across the operational and information systems that are controlled. Embodiments of the invention are systematized and pervasively applied across interconnected, interdependent, and diverse operational, information, and security systems to mitigate system-wide business risk, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business processes and to enhance security control which conventional perimeter, network, or host based control and protection schemes cannot successfully perform.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380469

Method and device for detecting software-tampering

A method and system for detecting software tampering includes: at a device having one or more processors and memory: receiving a software verification instruction from a server, the software verification instruction comprising a verification parameter dynamically selected by the server for verifying whether particular software stored at the device contains unauthorized modifications; executing a respective verification procedure corresponding to the verification parameter to obtain a first verification data value; and returning the first verification data value to the server, wherein the server compares the first verification data value to a second verification data value to determine whether the particular software stored at the device contains unauthorized modifications.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380440

Authentication information management of associated first and second authentication information for user authentication

An authentication information management program of an authentication information management apparatus allowing the authentication information management apparatus to execute: changing the first authentication information in correspondence information which is information including the first authentication information and second authentication information in association with each other and stored in a storage section of the authentication information management apparatus; transmitting the authentication apparatus of the changed first authentication information; determining, in response to a request from the apparatus to be authenticated, whether the second authentication information in the authentication request coincides with the second authentication information in the correspondence information; and returning, in the case where it is determined that the second authentication information in the authentication request coincides with the second authentication information in the correspondence information, the first authentication information associated with the second authentication information read from the storage section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380375

Page turning method, page turning apparatus and terminal as well as computer readable medium

The invention discloses a page turning method, a page turning apparatus and a terminal as well as a computer readable medium, and belongs to the field of computer technology. The method includes: receiving a continuing page turning signal; performing page turning on the pages according to a predefined single page turning mode; if the page turning mode change condition is met, performing page turning on the pages according to a predefined fast page turning mode, page turning speed of the fast page turning mode being larger than page turning speed of the single page turning mode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380332

Managing service level objectives for storage workloads

Described herein is a system and method for dynamically managing service-level objectives (slos) for workloads of a cluster storage system. Proposed states/solutions of the cluster may be produced and evaluated to select one that achieves the slos for each workload. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380256

Double patterning layout design method

A double patterning layout design method comprises defining critical paths comprising a first path and a second path on a schematic circuit, and defining a double patterning layout divided into a first mask layout having a first color and a second mask layout having a second color, the double patterning layout corresponding to the schematic circuit. The defining of the double patterning layout comprises anchoring the critical paths on the schematic circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380199

System and method for contextually enriching content of a referrer page when returning from a landing page

Methods and systems for providing content on a webpage includes rendering a webpage having a plurality of page areas. Each of the plurality of page areas is associated with an entity having display content. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380077

Information processing apparatus and control method of information processing apparatus

It is an object to enable a request received from an outside to be automatically processed immediately before shifting to a power saving state such as a suspend state. On the way of a shift from a normal state to the suspend state and in a state where the shift cannot be interrupted, when a predetermined request such as a print job is received from an external interface, an mfp reserves a return to the normal state by turning on a wake-up reservation flag and continues a suspend process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380030

Automatic turning on of a data processing device during charging of a battery source thereof

A method includes monitoring, through a charge monitor circuit associated with a data processing device and/or a battery source of the data processing device, a charge level of the battery source during charging thereof. The method also includes triggering, through a driver component provided in a non-volatile memory associated with the data processing device and/or a memory associated with the charge monitor circuit, loading of booting instructions onto the data processing device to initiate automatic turning on of the data processing device when the charge level of the battery source exceeds a threshold.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140380002

System, method, and computer program product for a two-phase queue

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for accessing a queue. The method includes receiving a first request to reserve a data record entry in a queue, updating a queue state block based on the first request, and returning a response to the request. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379754

Operators for constants in aggregated formulas

In one embodiment, a method receives a query for analyzing data in a database. The method then determines a constant in the query and determines an operator applied to the constant in the query. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379652

Method, system and computer product program for governance of data migration process

Embodiments include a method, system and computer product program for governance of data migration process in an enterprise from at least one source to at least one target. The method includes receiving, using a rules engine, the source information and the target information in response to a request for the data migration. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379619

Automated system for generative multimodel multiclass classification and similarity analysis using machine learning

A sample of data is placed within a directed graph that comprises a plurality of hierarchical nodes that form a queue of work items for a particular worker class that are used to process the sample of data. Subsequently, work items are scheduled within the queue for each of a plurality of workers by traversing the nodes of the directed graph. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379601

System, apparatus, device, method and computer-readable medium

A system includes a database configured to store pieces of data each of which corresponds to learning materials; an apparatus configured to: obtain order information defining relationship between a plurality of learning items and learning order for the plurality of learning items, identify which learning item among the plurality of learning items each of the pieces of data relates to, and determine order relation between the pieces of data based on order of each the identified learning item in the order information; and a device configured to access the pieces of data each of which corresponds to the learning materials based on the determined order relation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379561

Fraud monitoring system with distributed cache

Systems and methods for fraud monitoring in a payment service are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a first server being located at a first locale and routing a first series of transaction requests. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379521

Activity-based personal profile inference

The aggregation of facts from various sources about an individual may produce an individual profile that may inform personalized services. However, a compilation of facts may be supplemented by monitoring activities of the individual and formulating inferences regarding the individual's individual details, and the confidence of such inferences. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379352

Portable assistive device for combating autism spectrum disorders

Exemplary embodiments include an assistive device to facilitate social interactions in autistic individuals by identifying emotions using a voice-detecting machine learning algorithm that extracts emotion content from an audio sample input and outputs the emotional content to a user through a device. This device may be a portable, concealable, real-time and automatic device that may receive and process an audio input. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379323

Active learning using different knowledge sources

Different knowledge sources are automatically accessed to identify and obtain additional data to update a conversational dialog system. One of the knowledge sources is initially selected as a seed source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379298

Systems and methods for monitoring energy usage via thermostat-centered approaches and deriving building climate analytics

A system and methods for capturing the time and temperature at which a thermostat(s) in a home turns on and turns off, and then analyzing those times and temperatures at particular granularities to identify improvements in energy usage. These time and temperature data points are some of the information needed to determine two performance attributes in the home: the ramping time when the hvac system is returning the home to the comfort setting (which is called herein the system on time), and the ramping time for the home to hit the next on cycle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379239

Internal combustion engine start control device and control method

An internal combustion engine 2 is started by being cranked by an electric motor. An internal combustion engine start control device performs a feedback-control of an intake air amount of the internal combustion engine to a target idle intake air amount, learns a feedback correction amount applied in a feedback control, and performs a learning control using a learnt value in parallel with the feedback control. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379217

Maximum trailer angle determination and control for a trailer backup assist system

The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a control module configured to receive trailer measurements, apply trailer measurements, activate and control vehicle systems to calibrate and implement a curvature control algorithm that controls the reverse movement of the vehicle-trailer combination in a manner consistent with a driver request. When incorrect trailer measurements have been entered, the trailer backup assist system recognizes the error, initiates a warning and requests corrective action to correct the trailer measurements. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379216

System for preventing vehicle collision using yaw rate and method of preventing vehicle collision using the same

And a method of preventing vehicle collision according to the present invention includes estimating collision with an object at a steering detection part of a vehicle, calculating a yaw rate of the vehicle at a calculation part, calculating a target steering angle according to the yaw rate calculated by the calculation part, and performing a steering operation for returning the vehicle according to the target steering angle by at least one of a wheel control part and a brake control part.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379211

Event data recorder having traffic monitoring and warning function within safe range

An event data recorder providing traffic monitoring and warning functions within a safe range is revealed. The event data recorder includes a main body, a plurality of image capture units for capturing an image outside the vehicle and generating an image signal, a vehicle signal capture unit capturing a vehicle signal and sending the vehicle signal into the main body, a sound capture unit that records engine and environmental sounds to generate a sound signal, a storage unit for storage of data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379200

Vehicle diagnostic system, vehicle diagnostic method, and vehicle

Provided are a vehicle configured such that if idling does not automatically stop, an in-vehicle display will occur immediately if a malfunction is the cause, thereby enabling a driver to have peace of mind and concentrate on driving, without giving the driver an unnecessary sense of unease; a vehicle diagnostic system therefor; and a vehicle diagnostic method. The vehicle comprises an idle stop error display unit provided corresponding to a specific ecu among a plurality of ecus, and that indicates that an idle stop malfunction has occurred, being a malfunction corresponding to a second is malfunction code, when a malfunction has occurred within a control target range for any among the plurality of ecus, said malfunction recording the second is malfunction code which does not cause the operation of a warning light requesting inspection or repair of an error that has occurred inside the vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379196

Robotic mower navigation system

A robotic mower navigation system includes a plurality of sensors on a robotic mower that detect strength and polarity of a magnetic field from an electric current through a boundary wire. An electronic control unit receives data concerning the magnetic field from the plurality of sensors as the robotic mower follows the boundary wire, tracks the data provided by the sensors, compares the data with a reference pattern that defines at least one specified feature of the boundary wire, and provides commands to the robotic mower based on the comparison. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379185

Method and system for securing a rental vehicle, and secure vehicle

The invention relates to a method (300) for securing an electric rental vehicle when returning/picking up the vehicle at a so-called rental site, said vehicle including at least one sensor for determining at least one state of an element of said vehicle, said method including the following steps: measuring (310, 320) at least one value of at least one parameter by said sensor means, comparing (310, 320) the value of said parameter with at least one predetermined value, and indicating (312, 322, 324) an anomaly if the value is not equal to the predetermined value. The invention also relates to a method for securing an electric rental vehicle when returning/picking up said vehicle, and to a secure vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379162

Server system and monitoring method

A server system including a processing unit, a basic input/output system (bios) and a control unit, and a monitoring method are provided. The bios communicating with the processing unit, detects a model of the processing unit, and according to the model, outputs a temperature threshold for the processing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140379161

Stabilizing a voltage supply network

Methods and devices are provided for network stabilization in smart grid voltage supply networks. Methods for stabilizing voltage supply network include: (1) receiving a control signal by a gateway of at least one subscriber; (2) generating local control commands for turning energy consumption or energy generating devices connected to the gateway on or off by the gateway of the subscriber in dependence on the received control signal; and (3) transmitting the generated local control command via a local network to at least one energy consumption or energy generating device connected to the gateway, wherein the gateway has an effective threshold value, the local control commands for turning on or off are generated when a value transmitted with the control signal exceeds or drops below the effective threshold value, and the effective threshold value is formed from a preset threshold value and a correction parameter.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378883

Garment for promoting dynamic alignment of a knee

A garment for promoting dynamic alignment of a knee of a wearer, comprising a sleeve configured to substantially conform to the knee, upper calf and lower thigh of the wearer, a strap positioned on the sleeve so as to provide a tension to promote an outward turning of the knee during flexion and extension of the knee, and wherein when the sleeve and strap are in its operative positions, a first end of the strap is attachable at a first position of the sleeve and a second end of the strap is attachable to a second position of the sleeve where the first position is medial and inferior to the patella and the second position is superior of the popliteal area behind the knee, and wherein the strap extends from the first position to the second position across the patella or tibial tuberosity and lateral aspect of the knee.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378863

Temperature based fertility monitoring system and related method

A fertility monitoring apparatus measures body temperature and saliva or cervical fluid resistivity. The clinical device includes a sensor, processor and transmitter to wirelessly deliver information to a computerized device such as a smart phone, tablet, or laptop for further analysis and display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378809

Systems and methods for extracting physiological characteristics using frequency harmonics

Methods, systems and computer program products are provided estimating a physiological characteristic of a subject based on a reflected signal received by a uwb radar system. The method comprises: processing a signal received from the uwb radar system to obtain a frequency domain representation of the signal; discerning, from the frequency domain representation, a plurality of elements considered to belong to a physiological characteristic harmonic set {pc0, pc1, pc2, pc3 . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378339

Patterning device

A novel miniaturized and highly automated method for the controlled printing of large arrays of nano- to femtoliter droplets is presented by actively transporting mother droplets over hydrophilic-in-hydrophobic micropatches. The proposed technology consists of single plate or double-plate devices where mother droplets can be actuated and hydrophilic-in-hydrophobic micropatches on one or both plates of the device where nano- to femtoliter droplets are printed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378312

Superconducting cable, and device and method for cooling superconducting cable

A superconducting cable comprises a superconductor 60, two or more coolant passages including an outgoing coolant passage 12 and a returning coolant passage 14 that transfer a coolant that cools the superconductor, and a heat insulating pipe 10 inside which the superconductor 60 and the coolant passages are formed. For the coolant passages, by a double structured tube of an inner tube 6 and an outer tube 8, the outgoing coolant passage 12 is formed in the internal space of the inner tube 6 and the returning coolant passage 14 is formed in the space between the inner tube 6 and the outer tube 8, the inner tube 6 is formed between the outgoing coolant passage 12 and the returning coolant passage 14 of a heat insulating material, the superconductor 60 is disposed on the outer circumferential side of the inner tube 6, and the superconductor is cooled by the coolant that flows through the returning coolant passage.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378179

Radio communication apparatus

An in-vehicle apparatus that is a radio communication apparatus includes: a radio communication unit capable of performing radio communication using at least a 5-ghz band; a present-position detecting unit that detects a present position of the own apparatus; and a radio-communication-zone predicting unit that determines, when the radio communication unit is performing communication, whether switching of a channel of the radio communication unit is necessary on a basis of interference data, which is information concerning a coverage of a radio wave transmitted from another system that uses a 5-ghz band and transmits and receives a radio wave in a stationary state, map data, and the present position detected by the present-position detecting unit, and, when switching is necessary, further selects a switching destination channel or causes the radio communication unit to select the switching destination channel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378131

Policy control method and system for converged network

A policy control method for a converged network comprises: in a roaming scenario, after learning that a user equipment (ue) accesses a mobile network through a wireless local area network (wlan) access, a visited policy and charging rules function (v-pcrf) establishing a subsession serving wlan offload when establishing an s9 session to a home policy and charging rules function (h-pcrf), and carrying a wlan offload instruction. With the present document, the wlan offload data can be distinguished from data routed back to an epc network in the roaming scenario, thereby delivering policy control for the wlan offload data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140378085

Method and apparatus for transceiving a warning message in a wireless communication system

A method and an apparatus for transmitting/receiving a warning message in a wireless communication system are provided. In a method for transmitting a warning message at a base station, a warning message is generated. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377963

Patterning for selective area deposition

A method of producing a patterned inorganic thin film element includes providing a substrate. A thin layer of polymeric inhibitor is uniformly depositing on the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377937

Method of coating water soluble mask for laser scribing and plasma etch

Methods of using a hybrid mask composed of a first water soluble film layer and a second water-soluble layer for wafer dicing using laser scribing and plasma etch described. In an example, a method of dicing a semiconductor wafer having a plurality of integrated circuits involves forming a hybrid mask above the semiconductor wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377795

Spectroscopic means and methods for identifying microorganisms in culture

A spectroscopic method for spectroscopic detection and identification of bacteria in culture is disclosed. The method incorporates construction of at least one data set, which may be a spectrum, interference pattern, or scattering pattern, from a cultured sample suspected of containing said bacteria. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377769

Lamin a/c and prelamins as indicators of frailty and vulnerability or resiliency to adverse health outcomes

The present invention provides lmna gene products as biomarkers for the determination of the vulnerability of an individual to an adverse health outcome when the individual is submitted to a stressor. As herewith provided, a decreased expression of a lamin a/c polypeptide, an increased expression in a lamin precursor polypeptide or a decreased ratio between the lamin a/c polypeptide/lamin precursor polypeptide is observed in individuals who are more vulnerable to an adverse health outcome upon the introduction of a stressor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377732

Method and system for providing video pathways within an online course

An online school provides video courses to students that are made up of an unordered group of video segments. The path sequence and quantity of the video segments from the group displayed to each student may be different and are determined by various factors including the student's previous knowledge, style of learning and course criteria.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377723

Method and tool for technologist onboarding and professional development

In an example embodiment, errors in software may be monitored to identify types for the errors and individual programmers responsible for the errors. Then a customized learning plan for online education may be created for one or more individual programmers based on the types of errors identified by the bug tracking module and the individual programmers responsible for those errors.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377708

Double patterning by ptd and ntd process

A method of manufacturing using a double patterning method is provided. The double patterning method uses a first developer and a second developer that are different. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377706

Developer for photosensitive resist material and patterning process

An aqueous solution containing 0.1-20 wt % of a substituted choline or thiocholine hydroxide is a useful developer for photosensitive resist materials. A resist pattern is formed by applying a chemically amplified positive resist composition onto a substrate to form a resist film, exposing the resist film to high-energy radiation, and developing the exposed resist film in an ammonium hydroxide-containing aqueous solution.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377570

Curable silicone composition, cured product thereof, and optical semiconductor device

A curable silicone composition which comprises: (a) an organopolysiloxane represented by an average unit formula; (b) an organopolysiloxane that has not more than 10 silicon atoms wherein from 30 to 60 mole % of all silicon-bonded organic groups therein are c2-6191 alkenyl groups; (c) an organopolysiloxane represented by a general formula; (d) an organopolysiloxane that has at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in one molecule wherein from 20 to 70 mole % of all silicon-bonded organic groups therein are phenyl groups; (e) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst; (f) a white pigment; (g) a nonspherical silica or a glass fiber; and (h) a spherical silica, exhibits an excellent moldability and forms a cured product that exhibits little heat- and/or light-induced discoloration, little heat- and/or light-induced decline in mechanical strength, a high light reflectance, and an excellent dimensional stability.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377522

Scratch-resistant articles with retained optical properties

One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including an optical film structure disposed on a substrate, which may include a strengthened or non-strengthened substrate that may be amorphous or crystalline, such that the article exhibits scratch resistance and retains the same or improved optical properties as the substrate, without the optical film structure disposed thereon. In one or more embodiments, the article exhibits an average transmittance of 85% or more, over the visible spectrum (e.g., 380 nm-780 nm). ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377138

Method and device for producing polyphosphoric acid

A method and device for producing polyphosphoric acid burns a fuel in combustion air in a combustion chamber, sprays a spray fluid comprising substantially pure orthophosphoric acid and undertakes polymerization-condensation of the pure orthophosphoric acid. A polyphosphoric acid in the form of an acid mist accompanied by formation of gases which mix with combustion gases resulting from burning of the fuel is formed to reach a predetermined temperature, wherein the mixture causes sudden lowering of combustion gas temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140377037

Solid fuel skewer suspension burning system

A solid fuel skewer suspension burning system for a kiln, comprises a skewer rod and a solid fuel loading system. The skewer rod has a first end and a length that extends longitudinally. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376910

Apparatus for fiber optic perturbation sensing and method of the same

The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for fiber optic perturbation sensing, in which it is possible to easily confirm whether an intrusion is occurred, an intrusion position, and an intrusion object by dividing an optical signal output from the optical signal generation unit, progressing the divided optical signals to optical paths having different lengths, coupling the divided optical signals to generate an sensing optical signal, outputting the generated sensing optical signal to the sensing optical fiber, dividing the sensing optical signal returning from the sensing optical fiber, progressing the divided sensing optical signals to the optical paths having different lengths, and coupling the divided sensing optical signals to generate an interference sensing optical signal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376867

Optical fiber coating for short data network

A hybrid cladding for optical fibers used in short data networks. The hybrid cladding surrounds a glass waveguide fiber and is surrounded by a primary coating. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376865

Fiber optic connectors having a translating tray along with cable assemblies using the connectors

Embodiments disclosed herein include fiber optic connectors that include a tray that translates from a retracted position to an extended position along with cable assemblies using the connector and methods for making the same. In one embodiment, the connector includes a housing, a fiber optic body having an optical interface with at least one optical channel, at least one optical fiber in optical communication with the at least one optical channel of the optical interface, a tray that is movable between a first position that retracts the tray into the housing and a second position where the tray extends from the housing, wherein the fiber optic body is essentially stationary with respect to the tray, and an actuator for moving the tray between the first position and the second position.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376846

Rolling bearing

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

12/25/14 / #20140376750

Handset microphone

A handset microphone includes: a microphone unit, a first switch for turning on or off the output from the microphone unit, and a second switch for enabling or disabling the output from the microphone unit; the first and second switches have contacts operated by a magnetic field; the contact of the first switch is closed and short-circuits the output terminals while the first switch is being affected by the magnetic field; and the contact of the second switch is opened and disconnects one of the output terminals while the second switch is being affected by the magnetic field.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376716

Method and apparatus for optimizing response time to events in queue

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

12/25/14 / #20140376094

Low-color scratch-resistant articles with a multilayer optical film

Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376064

Scanning apparatus with patterned probe light

A 3d scanner for recording the 3d topography of an object, the 3d scanner includes an illumination unit configured for providing probe light for illuminating the object, where the probe light includes a pattern of light rays; an image sensor for acquiring one or more 2d images of light rays returning from the illuminated object; an optical system including an optical element arranged such that the patterned probe light passes through it when propagating towards the object from the illumination unit along an optical path; and a device for changing the configuration of the optical system between a first and a second configuration, where the change in configuration comprises a change in orientation of the optical element between a first orientation and a second orientation relative to the optical path of the probe light.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376044

Mobile terminal capable of instructing transmission of fax, image forming apparatus, methods of controlling mobile terminal and image forming apparatus, communication system, and storage medium

A mobile terminal improved in operability concerning fax transmission. A cpu of the mobile terminal sets information indicative of a fax transmission destination, sets reading and transmission information concerning fax transmission and original reading, and sends a request for fax transmission, to an image forming apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140376016

Image forming apparatus, controlling method of image forming apparatus, and storing medium

In case of supplying sheets to a sheet holding unit, information concerning a depository of the sheet to be supplied is registered. Thus, it is possible to efficiently make a transition of work to supply work by reducing a load of the supply work to be performed by various users.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375971

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system to provide a beam of radiation, a support to support a patterning devices, the patterning devices configured to impart the beam with a pattern in its cross-section, a substrate table to hold a substrate, a projection system to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate, and a conditioning system to condition the substrate. The conditioning system conditions a non-target portion of the substrate with a conditioning fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375805

Camera assembly for vehicle

A camera assembly includes a camera unit including a lens module, a camera housing accommodating the camera unit, and a vehicle housing disposed on the vehicle. A hanging element and an angle adjustment element are formed on an upper portion and a lower portion of the camera housing respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375802

Document camera system and method for reading image

A document camera system includes a page-turning device, an image pickup unit, a specification unit, a recognition unit, a determination unit and a notification unit. The page-turning device turns pages of a book. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375780

Method and receiver for enabling switching involving a 3d video signal

A transmitter according to the present invention includes a decoder that decodes a video signal received from outside and acquires identification information including a format concerning 2d or 3d of video from a layer corresponding to each frame of the video signal and a backend processor that performs spatial or temporal scaling of video data by the video data based on the identification information and, when the format of the video is switched, switches parameters for the scaling adjusting to switching timing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375629

Method and system for forming a virtual model of a human subject

The method uses a hand-held scanner and a scanning module and can include: providing module reference data concerning the scanning module; immobilizing the subject relative to the scanning module; obtaining a plurality of depth images of the immobilized subject and module, the depth images being from corresponding different points of view relative to a ground reference; determining a position and an orientation of the scanning module in each one of the depth images using the module reference data; and forming the virtual model of the subject, including registering the plurality of depth images using the determined position and orientation of the scanning module.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375464

Electronic gas sensor system and methods of operation

The invention generally relates to systems and methods to monitor the presence of gases and particularly hazardous gases in and around equipment including drilling rigs. The system includes a gas detection system having at least one gas sensor for detecting hazardous gases around the equipment, individual conduits connected to each gas sensor for conveying gases from around the equipment to each gas sensor and a gas flow system to draw gases through the system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375445

Proximity detection system and method and collision avoidance system and method using proximity detection

The invention relates to a complex proximity safety and warning system. The invention provides a safety system comprising a generator that generates a magnetic field that establishes a boundary, where the generator is capable of receiving radio frequency signals. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375321

Sensor device

Provided herein is a sensor device that may include a first electrode pair, a second electrode pair, and a detector. The first electrode pair may be covered with a protective film. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375292

Driver circuit

A driver circuit includes normally-on first and second transistors, a first control circuit for controlling the first transistor in response to a first control signal, a second control circuit for controlling the second transistor in response to a second control signal, a capacitor connected between first and second power supply nodes of the first control circuit, a power supply connected between third and fourth power supply nodes of the second control circuit, a switch element connected between first and fourth power supply nodes, and a third control circuit for turning the switch element on when an output voltage becomes about 0v.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375244

Stepping motor drive device

In a stepping motor drive device, it is possible to prevent malfunction due to negative current from a stepping motor of a plurality of power mosfets that apply drive voltage in a complementary way to paired coils of the stepping motor. A fall delay circuit delays the timing of the fall of input pulse signals applied in a complementary way to the gate of each of a plurality of mosfets that apply drive voltage in a complementary way to paired coils of a stepping motor by a time td, wherein td>trise−tfall, in accordance with a rise time trise when turning on, and a fall time tfall when turning off, the relevant mosfet, and after one mosfet is turned on, another mosfet is turned off.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375222

Learning capable control of chaotic lighting

At least one controllable source of visible light is configured to illuminate a space to be utilized by one or more occupants. A controller causes the source(s) to emit light in a manner that varies at least one characteristic of visible light emitted into the space over a period of time at least in part in accordance with a chaotic function. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375060

Vertical axis wind turbine

A vertical axis wind turbine includes a wind guide module installed at the periphery of a vane module for turning axially, and a magnetic field module and a coil module installed at the periphery of a turntable of the vane module for generating induced electromotive forces, such that when the vane module is rotated by the action of air current, the magnetic field module is driven to rotate a coil of the coil module generates an electric current by the magnetic induction of the magnetic element of the magnetic field module. In particular, the whole vertical axis power generator can guide and concentrate the surrounding air current at flaps of the vane module by the action of the wind guide module, so that the vane module is capable of starting an operation easily, providing a high operating performance, and featuring an easy manufacture.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140375005

Caster switch unit for carry-and-transport device

A carry-and-transport device includes a caster unit and a straight-wheel unit. A control unit which has a sleeve and the sleeve is located corresponding to the straight-wheel unit of the carry-and-transport device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374914

Stress compensation patterning

An apparatus includes a device that includes at least one layer. The at least one layer includes an inter-device stress compensation pattern configured to reduce an amount of inter-device warpage prior to the device being detached from another device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374855

Pressure sensor and method of packaging same

A method of packaging a pressure sensor die begins with patterning and etching a metal strip and forming metal traces on the strip. Further build-up is performed to transform the metal strip into a layered substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374811

Methods of forming semiconductor device structures and related semiconductor devices and structures

Methods of forming semiconductor devices, memory cells, and arrays of memory cells include forming a liner on a conductive material and exposing the liner to a radical oxidation process to densify the liner. The densified liner may protect the conductive material from substantial degradation or damage during a subsequent patterning process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374802

Bipolar transistor with maskless self-aligned emitter

Embodiments of the present invention include a method for forming a semiconductor emitter and the resulting structure. The invention comprises forming an epitaxial base layer on a semiconductor substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374760

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

12/25/14 / #20140374641

Fire extinguishing composition containing saccharide and saccharide derivative

The present disclosure relates to a fire extinguishing composition containing saccharide and a saccharide derivative, comprising a saccharide derivative, a saccharide material and an auxiliary fire extinguishing agent, whose mass percentages are respectively: saccharide derivative 30%-60%, saccharide material 10%-40%, and auxiliary fire extinguishing agent 10%-30%. The fire extinguishing composition uses a pyrotechnic agent as a heat source and a power source, is heated and decomposed or reacts by using the heat of burning of the pyrotechnic agent, to generate a fire extinguishing material to be sprayed together with the fireworks agent, thereby achieving the fire extinguishing purpose. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374185

Electric power train for the steerable axle of a motor vehicle

A power-train is provided for a driven, steerable axle of a motor vehicle. To reduce the size of the turning radius of the vehicle, the power train includes a left drive shaft that is fixedly connected in terms of drive to a left steerable wheel; a right drive shaft that is fixedly connected in terms of drive to a right steerable wheel; and a drive unit configured between the drive shafts for driving the drive shaft; the drive shafts being configured as articulated shafts, each having a wheel-proximal articulated joint and a wheel-distal articulated joint; and said articulated joints each having at least one axis of rotation with the same orientation for all articulated joints. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374105

Process for the removal of carbon dioxide from a gas

Process for the removal of co2 from a gas comprising co2, comprising the steps of: (a) contacting the gas in an absorber (102) with an aqueous solution of one or more carbonate compounds in the presence of an accelerator, thereby reacting at least part of the co2 to form a bicarbonate compound, under conditions such that at least a part of the bicarbonate compound formed precipitates, forming a bicarbonate slurry; (b) subjecting at least part of the bicarbonate slurry to a concentration step (105) to obtain the aqueous solution and a concentrated bicarbonate slurry, wherein the concentrated bicarbonate slurry comprises in the range of from 10 to 60 wt % of bicarbonate compounds; (c) returning at least part of the aqueous solution to the absorber; (d) transferring a first part of the concentrated bicarbonate slurry to a first heat exchanger (110a), wherein the first part of the slurry is being heated against a hot lean solvent of a regenerator (112); (e) transferring a second part of the concentrated bicarbonate slurry to a second heat exchanger (110b), wherein the second part of the slurry is being heated against a second heating source, which second heating source differs from the hot lean solvent of the regenerator; (f) transferring the heated first part and the heated second part of the concentrated bicarbonate slurry to the regenerator (112) and heating concentrated bicarbonate slurry to obtain a co2-rich gas stream and a regenerated carbonate stream; and (g) returning the regenerated carbonate stream to the absorber (102) of step (a).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140374101

Heating production fluids in a wellbore

A method for heating a production fluid in a wellbore. The method can include heating, using a packer fluid, a working fluid flowing through a first medium disposed in a first section of the wellbore, where the first medium transfers heat from the packer fluid to the working fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373925

Method for controlling cooling fan-brake of construction equipment

The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a cooling fan-brake of construction equipment, including: generating a brake charging signal of a brake unit; charging hydraulic oil with a high flow rate in the brake unit and completing the charging of hydraulic oil; turning a loading valve of a cooling fan unit off and turning an unloading valve of the cooling fan unit on when the hydraulic oil is charged; and turning the loading valve of the cooling fan unit on and turning the unloading valve of the cooling fan unit off after the charging of hydraulic oil is completed and a predetermined time elapses.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373776

Apparatus for substrate double-surface hole-filling

The present invention provides a substrate double-surface hole-filling apparatus for carrying out a hole-filling operation on a substrate which has a first surface and a second surface, comprises a first feeding device, a first scraping device, a first drying device, a second feeding device, a second scraping device, a second drying device and a turnover device. The substrate double-surface hole-filling apparatus has a turnover device turning over the substrate which needs to be carried out with hole-filling operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373763

Burner with flame stabilizing/center air jet device for low quality fuel

The present disclosure relates to a center air jet burner for burning low quality fuel including an annular pipe having a fuel inlet and a fuel outlet. A core pipe that includes a first opening and an opposite second opening that defines an inner zone, the core pipe extends within the annular pipe defining a first annular zone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373712

Voc source removal and off gas purification system

An off gas purification system provides superior results to other systems for removing volatile organic compounds from off gas, especially off gas from soil, groundwater, industrial processes, pipelines and storage tanks. Off gas is extracted, followed by compression and condensation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373572

Glass ribbon engagement system which includes a robot tooling device and a guidance device

A glass ribbon engagement system is described herein that includes a robot tooling device with suction cups configured to engage a first side of a glass ribbon, and a guidance device with one or more devices (e.g., air nozzles, cylinder-wheel units) which are configured to apply one or more local forces to a second side of the glass ribbon to shift the glass ribbon towards the suction cups to assist the suction cups in engaging and securing the first side of the glass ribbon.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373571

Fused silica glass article having improved resistance to laser damage

A fused silica glass article having greater resistance to damage induced by exposure to laser radiation such as laser induced wavefront distortion at deep ultraviolet (duv) wavelengths, and behaviors such as fluence dependent transmission, which are related to intrinsic defects in the glass. The improved resistance to laser damage may be achieved in some embodiments by loading the glass article with molecular hydrogen (h2) at temperatures of about 400° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373553

Method and system for starting up an aircraft turbomachine

A start-up system including a control system controlling a partial opening of an air intake valve of a start-up turbine during a first phase of the start-up. The start-up turbine is capable of turning a rotor of the turbomachine for the purpose of the start-up, so as to prevent the rotor from encountering critical frequencies of the turbomachine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373552

Method and system for starting up an aircraft turbomachine by real-time regulation of air flow

The start-up system comprises a control loop, which regulates in real time the opening of a valve of an air feed of a start-up turbine based on the current measured speed of rotation of a rotor of the turbomachine and a predetermined speed value, said start-up turbine being capable of turning the rotor of the turbomachine for the purpose of the start-up.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373446

Actuating method for adjusting a vehicle window adjustable by an actuating motor and actuating system for such a vehicle window

A servo system and an actuating method for adjusting a vehicle window that can be adjusted with a servomotor. For the sake of improved driving comfort, to permit adjustment of the vehicle window with a sensor, a measurement volume which adjoins the vehicle window in the passenger compartment of a vehicle is monitored for the presence of a body part of a vehicle occupant and/or the presence of a lighted cigarette. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373439

Manually installed agricultural mulch, drip irrigation and row cover assembly

An agricultural system includes an irrigation system, a mulch system including mulch material, and indicia disposed on the mulch material for indicating locations on the mulch material. The indicia include burial indicia, conduit warning indicia and plant spacing indicia. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373406

Artificial fireplace

An artificial fireplace comprising a screen and a fuel bed portion. An optical element is provided which is configured to transpose an image of one of the screen and fuel bed to create the impression of a burning fire.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373349

Laser diode patterning of transparent conductive films

Methods of patterning metal nanowire containing transparent conductive films using laser diodes, where the films comprise a radiation absorbing substance, such as an infrared absorbing substance or an ultraviolet absorbing substance. The use of laser diodes can decrease the time and costs associated with patterning transparent conductive films comprising nanowires, such as silver nanowires.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373323

Electronic component manufacturing apparatus and electronic component manufacturing method

An electronic component manufacturing method includes the steps of preparing at least one electronic component chip having a first surface and a second surface opposite each other; holding the electronic component chip between a first plate and a second plate such that the first surface is in contact with a first elastic layer of the first plate and the second surface is in contact with a second elastic layer of the second plate; and turning the electronic component chip by relatively moving the first and second plates in a planar direction thereof using a planar movement mechanism and moving the first and second plates in accordance with a turning path of the electronic component chip using the planar movement mechanism and a vertical movement mechanism.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/25/14 / #20140373279

Patient support cover

A cover for a mattress for supporting a patient is adapted to provide a generally smooth top surface over the mattress while still accommodating the movement of portions of the mattress or changes in thickness of the mattress, for example, when turning the patient.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140373141

Reputation-based threat protection

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

12/18/14 / #20140373004

Public network distribution of software updates

Updates for an enterprise's software product are made available to user devices on-line, even when network resources of the enterprise are unavailable. Software update sets and notifications concerning the update sets may be published by an enterprise for consumption by content distribution partners of the enterprise and parties not affiliated with the enterprise. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372960

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

12/18/14 / #20140372901

Using visitor context and web page features to select web pages for display

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a current-visitor context of a current visitor to a web page in a current web-browsing session. The current-visitor context includes one or more data associated with or concerning the current visitor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372897

Publishing of learning applications in a modular learning system

A modular learning system is provided for publishing new and updated learning applications to users of the modular learning system. The learning application authors are validated by the modular learning system as credentialed learning application authors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372879

Recording medium, document processing device, and document processing system

A non-transitory computer readable recording medium stores a document processing program executed by a computer. The document processing program includes: a first program code configured to cause the computer to register a term with it bearing corresponding recognizability information indicative of a reader type to which readers capable of recognizing the term belong and a reader type to which readers incapable of recognizing the term belong; a second program code configured to cause the computer to receive specification of a reader type to which a reader belongs; a third program code configured to cause the computer to detect any term non-recognizable to the readers belonging to the reader type based on the specification from an output target document based on the recognizability information; and a fourth program code configured to cause the computer to issue a warning when the term is detected through the third program code.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372516

System and method for providing a scalable translation between polling-based clients and connection-based message queues

A system and method for providing a scalable translation between polling-based clients and connection-based message queues are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: providing a session gateway node in data communication with a client and a server via a network, the session gateway node handling all session requests from the client; providing a user node in data communication with the server and the session gateway node via the network, the user node maintaining the set of all user queues corresponding to a particular user, the user node handling all sessions for the particular user, the user node being assigned by use of a consistent hash table; providing a polled gateway node in data communication with the client and the session gateway node via the network, the polled gateway node handling all polling requests from the client, each polling request including a session identifier corresponding to a session, the session gateway node corresponding to the session returning to the client all queued session data retained since a prior polling event; establishing a client connection between the client and a network-based service at the server; configuring a user queue for the user at the user node; and using the session gateway node to route the client connection to the appropriate user queue.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372478

Learning objects and facts from documents

A system, method, and computer program product for learning objects and facts from documents. Embodiments of the method comprise selecting a source object and a source document and identifying a title pattern and a contextual pattern based on the source object and the source document. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372467

Contextual smart tags for content retrieval

An aspect provides a method, including: obtaining, at an information handling device, user input search data; accessing contextual data; refining, using one or more processors, the user input search data based on the contextual data; searching, using one or more processors, a repository of stored tag data with refined user input search data to identify one or more stored tags matching one or more stored objects; and returning, using one or more processors, one or more results of the searching, the one or more results indicating one or more stored objects associated with stored tag data. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372377

Determining user key-value storage needs from example queries

Technologies are generally provided for conveying tree and index needs of a database by collecting and forwarding a statistically representative set of data requests so that a new datacenter can use its existing auto-learning and adjustment techniques to create local indices before receiving its first real or live requests. In some examples, requests at an origin datacenter may be collected to provide a small population of queries that are representative of a larger population of queries. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372351

Rule-based item classification

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for rule-based item classification. The methods include receiving, by a computing device, an item record for analysis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372349

Method of machine learning classes of search queries

A computer-implemented method of determining search intent, comprises: receiving a search query; searching content across a plurality of content classes using the search query, so as to obtain a plurality of search results; deriving summary data from the search results; applying the summary data to a trained machine learning model; and determining from the machine learning model a selected one of the content classes corresponding to the search intent of the search query.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372348

Real-time anomaly detection of crowd behavior using multi-sensor information

The present disclosure includes systems and methods for detecting an anomaly in crowd behavior. The method includes receiving sensor data representing a crowd, and partitioning the sensor data into local areas forming neighborhoods. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372346

Data intelligence using machine learning

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are presented for performing data analytics using machine learning. An unsupervised learning module is configured to assemble an unstructured data set into multiple versions of an organized data set. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372193

Card-linked advertisements

Embodiments of the present invention automatically link users to card-linked offers. A card-linked offer is an incentive tied to a user's credit card or other form of electronic payment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372098

Self-learning localization service

The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for self-learning localization services. A computer-implemented method includes: identifying, at a location remote from a first application, a request for localization of a string value associated with the first application from a source language to a target language, sending the string value to a translation request buffer in response to a determination that the localization of the string value in the target language is unavailable, and triggering, in response to satisfaction of at least one heuristic analysis, a translation process of the string value from the source language into the target language where the string value is retrieved from the translation request buffer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140372042

Method for optimizing the working of a deposit of fluid by taking into account a geological and transitory exchange term between matrix blocks and fractures

The invention is a method for optimizing working (exp) of a deposit of fluid traversed by a network of fractures that involves determining the transitory exchange terms between matrix blocks and fractures (ffa, ffn), for any type of available information (info) concerning the network of fractures, regardless of the level of knowledge of the fractured environment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371991

Vehicle control systems and methods and related vehicles

Systems for controlling the speed and direction of vehicles, including vehicles that have low to zero turning radius capability.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371984

System and method for responding to driver behavior

Methods of assessing driver behavior include monitoring vehicle systems and driver monitoring systems to accommodate for a driver's slow reaction time, attention lapse and/or alertness. When it is determined that a driver is drowsy, for example, the response system may modify the operation of one or more vehicle systems. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371950

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

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

12/18/14 / #20140371907

Robotic training apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for training of robotic devices. Robotic devices may be trained by a user guiding the robot along target trajectory using an input signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371894

Media playback processing and control method, apparatus, and system

A media playback processing and control method, apparatus, and system are provided. The processing method includes: receiving, by a central server, a query request of a control device, and returning a query response to the control device according to a resource information table; receiving a resource request of a selected display device selected by the control device; and querying the resource information table, determining that a selected media resource corresponding to information about a selected storage path is stored on a first media server (ms), and determining a second ms with a conversion capability to convert a media format of the selected media resource into a media format supported by a playback capability of the selected display device, so as to enable the selected display device to play a media resource converted by the second ms from the selected media resource.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371610

Method and apparatus for beat-space frequency domain prediction of cardiovascular death after acute coronary event

A method for the machine generation of a model for predicting patient outcome following the occurrence of an event. In one embodiment the method includes the steps of obtaining a physiological signal of interest, the physiological signal having a characteristic; obtaining a time series of a signal characteristic; dividing the time series into a plurality of window segments; converting the time series from time-space to beat-space; computing the power in various frequency bands of each window segment; computing the 90th percentile of the spectral energies across all window segments for each frequency band; and inputting the data into a machine learning program to generate a weighted risk vector.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371392

Polymeric materials modified by silanes

This invention relates to a process for modifying a polymeric material having a carbon backbone containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturation by reaction with a hydrolysable silane. The polymeric material can for example be a diene elastomer, and the invention relates to a composition comprising a diene elastomer, a hydrolysable silane and a curing agent for the diene elastomer, and also to the use of a hydrolysable silane as a coupling agent for a diene elastomer composition containing a filler.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371330

Novel co-modified organopolysiloxane, and treatment agent and external use preparation comprising the same

A co-modified organopolysiloxane having a viscosity at 25° c. Of not more than 1,500 mpa·s, a group that has a siloxane dendron structure, a hydrophilic group, and expressed by the following general formula (1): r1ar2bl1cqdsio(4-a-b-c-d)/2 (1). ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371317

Silicone resin emulsions

The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising: i) an aqueous silicone emulsion comprising; a) 0.5 wt % to 95 wt % of a silicone gum, resin, or psa, b) 0.1 to 90 wt % of an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer, and sufficient amount of water to sum all ingredients of the silicone gum emulsion to 100 weight percent, ii) a healthcare active, and iii) an optional enhancer(s).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371161

Novel peptides and methods and uses thereof for preventing retinal disorders

The present disclosure relates to methods and uses of c-terminal peptides for inhibiting neuronal cell death or dysfunction, such as retinal ganglion cell death or dysfunction, treating retinal degenerative disorders, stroke, cns and pns insults. The disclosure also relates to the c-terminal peptides, fusion proteins and compositions thereof.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140371062

Low thermal expansion aluminum titanate zirconium tin titanate ceramics

Disclosed herein is a ceramic body comprising at least one phase comprising a pseudobrookite-type crystal structure and at least one phase comprising zirconium tin titanate. Also disclosed are porous ceramic honeycomb structures comprising a ceramic body comprising at least one phase comprising a pseudobrookite-type crystal structure and at least one phase comprising zirconium tin titanate and methods of preparing a ceramic body comprising at least one phase comprising a pseudobrookite-type crystal structure and at least one phase comprising zirconium tin titanate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370923

Method and system for sending short message

The disclosure provides a method and system for sending a short message. The method includes: an sms-sc sending a short message to an sms-gmsc, and after the sms-gmsc sends the short message to an mme, the mme sending a failure report to the sms-gmsc when the mme detects that a terminal is unreachable (s202); the sms-gmsc receiving the sent failure report and sending a short-message sending status message to an hss, and the hss setting waiting data according to the short-message sending status message (s204); upon detecting that the terminal switches from unreachable to reachable, the mme notifying the hss that the terminal is reachable (s206); upon learning that the terminal is reachable, the hss sending, according to the waiting data, a warning message to notify the sms-sc that the terminal is reachable, and upon learning that the terminal is reachable again, the sms-sc sending the short message again (s208). ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370863

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

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

12/18/14 / #20140370835

Method of handling radio resource control connection establishment during reception of public warning system message in wireless communication system and communication device thereof

A method of handling radio resource control (rrc) connection establishment during reception of a public warning system (pws) message for a user equipment of a wireless communication system includes starting to receive the pws message; determining to initiate an rrc connection establishment procedure for initiating a high priority packet-switched (ps) service during the reception of the pws message broadcast by system information or a cell broadcast service (cbs); and determining not to initiate an rrc connection establishment procedure for initiating a ps service other than the high priority ps service during the reception of the pws message broadcast by the system information or the cbs.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370827

High frequency module

Provided is a high frequency module capable of reducing the imd. During the transmission/reception operation based on w-cdma, control signals vswcc, vtrxcc are output as hi signals from a control logic. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370650

Monolithically isled back contact back junction solar cells using bulk wafers

According to one aspect of the disclosed subject matter, a method for forming a monolithically isled back contact back junction solar cell using bulk wafers is provided. Emitter and base contact regions are formed on a backside of a semiconductor wafer having a light receiving frontside and a backside opposite said frontside. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370643

Formulation for acidic wet chemical etching of silicon wafers

Acid etch compositions for etching multicrystalline silicon substrates are disclosed which may include hydrofluoric acid, an oxidizer, an acid diluent, and soluble silicon. The soluble silicon may be hexafluorosilicic acid or ammonium fluorosilicate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370488

Learner admission systems and methods in a modular learning system

A system is provided for admitting learning users to a modular learning system. The user provides identity items and a preferred course of study to the modular learning system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370486

Methods and systems for teaching playbook content and testing knowledge of the same

Systems and methods for testing an individual's knowledge or group knowledge are disclosed. Specifically, the testing systems and methods disclosed herein are configured to test and teach playbook skills, such as a football playbook. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370482

Pedagogical elements in virtual labs

A virtual lab is generated for a underlying learning objective defined by a lab instructor. The virtual lab is decomposed into multiple lab steps. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370480

Storage medium, apparatus, and method for information processing

A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for information processing includes evaluating plural learning models; displaying an evaluation result of the evaluation; selecting a first learning model from the displayed plural learning models; estimating attribute information to be applied to document information, in accordance with the first learning model; and executing learning by using at least one of the plural learning models while the document information with the estimated attribute information applied serves as an input.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370478

Molecular modeling kit

The invention concerns a valence-electron-model in shape of a molecular-building-set and its use for early learning and teaching purposes at schools and universities. In the molecular-building-set each electron is preferentially enabled to form a chemical bond and is represented by a radical-neutral-connecting-element, each plus-charge is represented by plus-charge-connecting-elements and each minus-charge is represented by a minus-charge-connecting-element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370473

Method and apparatus for learning skating

A skating practice assembly is disclosed that includes a rope, a center marker coupled to the rope proximate the center of the rope, and two handles coupled to the rope, one on each side of the center marker. Each of the handles has an opening extending through it, with the rope extending through each opening so as to couple the handles to the rope. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370448

Combustor for discrete low and high pressure vapour combustion

A stack is provided for combustion of low pressure hydrocarbon vapors from various equipment, the combustion being discrete from periodic flaring of high pressure vapors from a top of the stack. A primary burner is positioned adjacent a base of the stack and a flare is positioned in the stack's bore adjacent a top thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370442

Block copolymers and lithographic patterning using same

Block copolymers and methods of making patterns of organic thin films using the block copolymers. The block copolymers comprise a fluorinated block. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370441

Developer for photosensitive resist material and patterning process

An aqueous solution containing 0.1-20 wt % of a cyclic ammonium hydroxide is a useful developer for photosensitive resist materials. A resist pattern is formed by applying a chemically amplified positive resist composition onto a substrate to form a resist film, exposing the resist film to high-energy radiation, and developing the exposed resist film in a cyclic ammonium hydroxide-containing aqueous solution.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370311

Composition and conductor formed therefrom

A composition comprises a metal powder. The composition further comprises a solder powder which has a lower melting temperature than a melting temperature of the metal powder. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370303

Antimicrobial glass articles and methods of making and using same

Described herein are various antimicrobial glass articles that have improved resistance to discoloration when exposed to harsh conditions. The improved antimicrobial glass articles described herein generally include a glass substrate that has a low concentration of nonbridging oxygen atoms, a compressive stress layer and an antimicrobial silver-containing region that each extend inward from a surface of the glass substrate to a specific depth, such that the glass article experiences little-to-no discoloration when exposed to harsh conditions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370302

Antimicrobial glass articles with improved strength and methods of making and using same

Described herein are various antimicrobial glass articles that have improved strength and resistance to discoloration. The improved antimicrobial glass articles described herein generally include a glass substrate with a compressive stress layer and an antimicrobial silver-containing region that each extend inward from a surface of the glass substrate to a specific depth. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370257

Glass laminated articles and layered articles

Laminated articles and layered articles, for example, low alkali glass laminated articles and layered articles useful for, for example, electrochromic devices are described.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370108

Pharmacokinetics of s-adenosylmethionine formulations

Compositions and methods to improve the pharmacokinetic profile of s-adenosylmethionine (same) are provided, as are methods of treating various disorders using same formulations with improved pharmacokinetic profiles. More specifically, the invention is directed to methods of treating a disease or disorder in a subject and/or improving the nutritional status of a subject by administering formulations exhibiting improved pharmacokinetic profiles of exogenous same. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140370066

Antimicrobial glass-ceramics

The application discloses the formation of antimicrobial glass-ceramic articles having an amorphous phase and a crystalline phase and an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of silver, copper and a mixture of silver and copper. The antimicrobial glass-ceramic can have a log reduction of >2.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369902

Fluidic module permanent stack assemblies and methods

The present disclosure provides an assembled stack of fluidic modules comprising at least first and second fluidic modules assembled in a stacked configuration. The first fluidic module has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a first fluidic passage extending therethrough from a first passage entrance to a first passage exit with the first passage exit located on the second major planar surface of the first fluidic module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369779

Method for transporting a curved wind turbine blade and associated transportation device

A method of transporting a wind turbine blade with a curved central longitudinal axis includes loading the wind turbine blade onto a transportation device including first and second support bearings. The wind turbine blade is loaded in a first orientation in which the curved central longitudinal axis is located in a generally vertical plane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369748

Ramp guard to prevent wrong-way driving

Ramp-guard for placement on roadways preventing wrong-way travel. Includes a base having a center cutout, and screw holes utilized to attach base to concrete frame. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369697

Transmission device and transmission method

A transmission device that receives a main signal, the transmission device includes: a receiver configured to receive, from a different transmission device corresponding to a source device of the main signal, a control signal including setting information concerning the main signal; a frame processing section configured to process a frame of the main signal; and a first controller configured to set the frame processing section in accordance with the setting information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369657

Durable optical fiber and connector assembly

An optical fiber assembly including an optical fiber ribbon and an optical connector is provided. The optical fiber ribbon includes a ribbon matrix, a first group of optical fibers embedded in the ribbon matrix, a second group of optical fibers embedded in the ribbon matrix, and a split in the ribbon matrix at a first end of the ribbon forming a space between a first end of the first group of optical fibers and a first end of the second group of optical fibers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369656

Coupling system for a fiber optic cable

A fiber optic cable includes a jacket, an element of the cable interior to the jacket, and first and second powders. The element includes a first surface and a second surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369597

System and method of classifier ranking for incorporation into enhanced machine learning

Systems and methods are disclosed for machine classifiers that employ enhanced machine learning. The machine classification may be automated, based on the input of human classifiers, or a combination of both. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369347

Increasing radixes of digital data switches, communications switches, and related components and methods

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to increasing radixes of digital data switches and communications switches, and related components and methods. In one embodiment, a gearbox transfers a plurality of high bandwidth signals between a communications switch and a plurality of devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369312

Adaptive transmit power control (tpc) step size in a high speed data network

A method of wireless communication includes returning to a base station after a handover failure. The method also includes receiving consecutive transmit power control (tpc) up commands within a first predetermined time period. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140369282

Method of controlling operation of a communication device, transceiver operating accordingly, and computer program

A method of controlling operation of a communication device arranged to operate in a cellular communication network employing a paging signal to allow discontinuous reception for communication devices is disclosed. The communication device is arranged for three main communication states: detached state where the communication device is not registered to the cellular communication network; idle state where the communication device is registered to the cellular communication network, and receives paging signals through discontinuous reception; and active state where the communication device is registered to the cellular communication network and performs communication with the cellular communication network essentially continuously. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368809

Multi-wavelength dmd measurement apparatus and methods

A differential mode delay (dmd) measurement system for an optical fiber is provided. The system includes an optical test fiber with a plurality of modes; a single mode light source that provides a continuous light wave signal to a modulator; and a pulse generator that provides an electrical pulse train signal to the modulator and a triggering signal to a receiver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368808

Prism coupling methods with improved mode spectrum contrast for double ion-exchanged glass

Methods of capturing improved-contrast mode spectra of a double ion-exchanged (diox) glass sample using prism coupling of index np. The diox glass sample has a refractive index profile with a first region adjacent the surface that satisfies 0.0005≦π/n dn/dx. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368665

Iptv diagnostics system

A method of testing a video decoding device connected to an iptv service, the iptv service having a server, the method comprising tuning the video decoding device to a first channel of the iptv service, the video decoding device receiving the first channel and decoding video from the first channel, the video decoding device collecting data concerning the decoded video and sending the data to the server, detuning the video decoding device from the first channel, the server analyzing the data to generate results; and the server displaying the results.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368650

Integrated 3d audiovisual threat cueing system

An integrated audiovisual threat warning system configured to detect a threat, estimate a relative location of origin of the threat with respect to a host platform with which the system is associated, and to warn an occupant of the host platform of the threat. The system includes an audio processor configured to receive a warning tone, geo-spatial coordinate data from the host platform, and the estimated relative location of origin of the threat, and to process the warning tone based on the geo-spatial coordinate data and the direction information to generate a directional audio warning signal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368629

Method for delivering cosmetic advice

Cosmetic method in which: a) a color is acquired from a region of the body of an individual, by using a device equipped with a color camera and by placing a color reference chart in the field of said camera during the acquisition; and b) using the device, and the color acquired in a), and optionally knowledge of the tanning pathways of various skin colors, at least one indication is delivered concerning skin type and/or at least one indication is delivered concerning at least one skin color obtainable by the individual via the pigmentation or depigmentation process and/or at least one indication is delivered concerning photoprotection and/or application or administration of a product intended to temporarily modify the color of the skin.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368628

Warning method for driving vehicle and electronic apparatus for vehicle

A warning method for driving a vehicle and an electronic apparatus for a vehicle are provided. An image sequence of a driver is successively captured by an image capturing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368524

Online learning based algorithms to increase retention and reuse of gpu-generated dynamic surfaces in outer-level caches

Some implementations disclosed herein provide techniques for caching memory data and for managing cache retention. Different cache retention policies may be applied to different cached data streams such as those of a graphics processing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368518

Method and a system for configuration and distribution of a computer readable file

Disclosed is a method and a system for configuration and distribution of a computer readable file to display a memorial message, the memorial message including elements selected by a sponsor user for display to members of a group, at least one of the elements being an image of a burning candle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368348

Laser processing system and method of same

A laser processing system for accurate detection of how far away the surface of a workpiece may be includes a platform, a laser processing device, a distance detection device, and a driving device. The platform is configured for carrying at least one workpiece. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368345

Method and apparatus for mobile cash transportation

A device designed to validate and transport paper currency in a protected fashion. While being transported, the device monitors for tampering or break-in attempts and subsequently generates warning notifications, or sounds an alarm depending on configuration and the type of tampering detected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368343

Mobile cash transport system with tampering triggered ink deployment

A device designed to transport paper currency in a protected fashion. While being transported, the device monitors for tampering or break-in attempts and subsequently generates warning notifications, devalues currency with indelible ink, or sounds an alarm depending on configuration and the type of tampering detected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368341

Vehicular-based earthquake early warning and damage assessment

The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to a cloud based server which can access and retrieve data for dynamically calculating and generating information relating to an earthquake (or other hazard event), including damage and injury caused by the earthquake. In addition, the information relating to the earthquake can be distributed to one or more cloud connected vehicles and external sources, such as for either providing early warning or assistance with emergency response. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368330

Mobile body communication device and travel assistance method

A mobile communication device is provided in a mobile object, and is capable of providing turn collision prevention support, so as to prevent a collision with another mobile object at a risk of collision when the mobile object turns. The mobile communication device includes: a communication unit for receiving information that includes information indicating a signal indication of a traffic signal; and a control unit for determining a notification mode to provide a predetermined notification to draw an attention via a notification unit when turning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140368324

Rear end collision prevention apparatus

A rear end collision apparatus. The rear end collision apparatus includes a first warning light to capture a driver's attention indicating a slow down or stop event is about to occur or is occurring and re-focuses a drivers' visual attention point and a different type of second warning light indicating the vehicle has not yet started re-accelerating after a slowing or stop event. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367952

Hand strap for a skiing pole or similar

A hand strap (1) comprises a flexible hand-supporting strap body (3) having first and second ends (7a, 7b) configured for connection to a handle (2) of a skiing pole or similar. A flexible support member (4) extends from a branching region (4a) on the body (3) and has a free end (4b), and comprises an adjustable locking device (5a-e, 6b; 12a, b) configured for releasably securing the free end (4b) to a securing portion (10) of the body (3). ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367915

Methods and devices for on-the-roll sports games

A realistic professional team sports board game, including an on-the-roll mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, opposing teams continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle and a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation that maps various combinations of offensive and defensive strategies and dice rolls into realistic game situations and the progression among them. Both teams: secretly choose a strategy, generally by selecting a card placed face down; roll dice; reveal strategy choices by turning cards face up; determine a situation chart to consult, and further determine which result is selected from within the chart, based on some combination of which cards were played and the results of the dice rolls. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367855

Self-aligned via interconnect using relaxed patterning exposure

Self-aligned via interconnects using relaxed patterning exposure. In accordance with a first method embodiment, a method for controlling a computer-aided design (cad) system for designing physical features of an integrated circuit includes accessing a first pattern for first metal traces on a first metal layer, accessing a second pattern for second metal traces on a second metal layer, vertically adjacent to the first metal layer and accessing a precise pattern of intended interconnections between the first and second metal traces. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367843

Forming in-situ micro-feature structures with coreless packages

Methods of forming a microelectronic packaging structure and associated structures formed thereby are described. Those methods may include attaching a die to a carrier material, forming dielectric material surrounding the die, forming buildup layers in the dielectric material to form a coreless bumpless buildup package structure, and patterning the carrier material to form microchannel structures on the package structure.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367786

Flexible, stretchable electronic devices

Fabrication methods are disclosed that facilitate the production of electronic structures that are both flexible and stretchable to conform to non-planar (e.g. Curved) surfaces without suffering functional damage due to excessive strain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367764

Semiconductor devices and methods of fabricating the same

A method of fabricating a semiconductor memory device includes forming a mold stack on a substrate and the mold stack including first sacrificial layers and second sacrificial layers alternately stacked on the substrate. The method also includes forming a plurality of vertical channels that penetrate the mold stack and that contact the substrate, patterning the mold stack to form word line cuts between the vertical channels, the word line cuts exposing the substrate, removing one of the first and second sacrificial layers to form recessed regions in the mold stack, forming a data storage layer, at least a portion of the data storage layer being formed between the vertical channels and the gates, forming gates in the recessed regions, forming air gaps between the gates by removing the other of the first and second sacrificial layers, and forming an insulation layer pattern in the word line cuts.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367754

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device and semiconductor device

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes, forming, on a substrate, an element isolation insulating film which includes a protruding portion protruding above a level of a surface of the substrate, forming a first film on the substrate and on the element isolation insulating film, polishing the first film to expose the protruding portion, forming a first resist pattern which straddles the first film and the protruding portion after polishing the first film, patterning the first film using the first resist pattern as a mask to form a first pattern, and forming a sidewall film at side surfaces of the first pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367725

Composite film and semiconductor light emitting device using the same

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

12/18/14 / #20140367723

Curable silicone composition, cured product thereof, and optical semiconductor device

A curable silicone composition comprises: (a) an organopolysiloxane represented by an average unit formula; (b) an organopolysiloxane having 10 or less silicon atoms, wherein 30 to 60 mole % of all silicon atom-bonded organic groups are alkenyl groups having from 2 to 6 carbons; (c) an organopolysiloxane represented by a general formula; (d) an organopolysiloxane having at least 2 silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, wherein the content of phenyl groups in all silicon atom-bonded organic groups in this component is at least 20 mole %; (e) an organopolysiloxane having at least 2 silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, wherein the content of phenyl groups in all silicon atom-bonded organic groups in this component is less than 20 mole %; (f) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst; (g) a white pigment; and (h) an inorganic filler other than a white pigment, has excellent formability for forming a cured product that has little discoloration and lowering of mechanical strength by heat and light, has high light reflectance, has excellent dimensional stability, and is capable of good attachment by a sealing agent used for an optical semiconductor device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367630

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing same

A semiconductor device includes: a lower electrode, a heater electrode having a pillar shape erected on the lower electrode, a phase change material in contact with the upper portion of the heater electrode, an upper electrode disposed above a heater electrode via the phase change material, side wall portions enclosing the periphery of the heater electrode, a first insulating film configuring a bottom surface portion continuous between heater electrodes, and a second insulating film formed on a bottom surface portion of the first insulating film; wherein the first insulating film and the second insulating film are formed after the heater electrode is formed in a pillar shape by double patterning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367611

Monolith geometry design for carbon dioxide capture

A method of determining an optimal geometry for monoliths useful for capturing co2 is described. Monoliths having the determined desired geometry are also described.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367588

Method and system for e-beam lithography with multi-exposure

The present disclosure provides a method for electron-beam (e-beam) lithography patterning. The method includes forming a resist layer on a substrate; performing a first e-beam exposure process to the resist layer according to a first pattern; performing a second e-beam exposure process to the resist layer according to a second pattern, wherein the second patterned is overlapped to the first pattern on the resist layer; and developing the resist layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367526

Systems and methods for controlling warnings at vehicle crossings

A photodetector integrated circuit (ic) having an electromagnetic interference (emi) sensor integrated therein is provided for sensing emi at the photodetector. Integrating the emi sensor into the photodetector ic ensures that the emi sensor is in proximity to the photodetector so that any emi that is sensed is actually emi to which the photodetector is exposed. A system includes a timing determination module configured to be disposed onboard an approaching vehicle system during travel of the approaching vehicle system along a first route toward a crossing between the first route and a second route. The timing determination module is configured to determine one or more arrival times of the approaching vehicle system to reach the crossing and to repeatedly communicate notification messages having the one or more arrival times to a remote crossing system that is configured to activate one or more warning devices disposed at or near the crossing to notify other vehicles on the second route that the approaching vehicle system is approaching the crossing along the first route. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367503

Mobile apparatus for comminuting lumpy material

A mobile apparatus for comminuting lumpy material, especially rock, includes a chassis, a crusher arranged on the chassis, a feed device, provided on the chassis, for the lumpy material to be fed to the crusher and comminuted, a removal conveying device having a sieve device for the material comminuted by the crusher and a return conveying device for returning material held back by the sieve device to the feed device. In order to ensure heap separation of comminuted material of different grain sizes despite high crushing throughput, one conveying section of the return conveying device including at least two conveying sections is secured to the device by at least one rotational joint such that it can be turned away from the feed device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367203

Elevator group management device

An elevator group management device includes: an existing car control device controlling an existing car; a newly-installed car control device controlling a newly-installed car; an evaluation value preparing mechanism preparing evaluation values for the existing car and the newly-installed car; an assignment determining mechanism determining a car assigned to a call based on the prepared evaluation values; an existing car storage beforehand storing information concerning which of the cars is the existing car; and a weight storage beforehand storing a weighting factor for the existing car in the evaluation value. The evaluation value preparing mechanism prepares the evaluation value for the existing car by using the existing car storage information and the weighting factor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367202

Device for shifting one structure with respect to another

A device (10) for shifting one structure with respect to another, is disclosed. The device comprises a body (12) defining a cylinder, a core (14) within the cylinder and rotatable in the cylinder with respect to the body (12). ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367188

Steering system for turning multiple sets of steerable wheels

A steering system for turning multiple sets of steerable wheels comprises three steering gears operatively connected to the steerable wheels. Each steering gear includes a control valve assembly and has an associated hydraulic motor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367136

Screwless and seamless cover plates, receptacles, and cover plate assemblies for electrical fixtures with one or more components that attach independently of the wall finish or wallboard or optionally provide an ac or dc power conserving switch and/or adjustable cover, face, strapping, mounting and/or mud plates, and/or combinations thereof

Cover plates, receptacles, and cover plate assemblies are provided for electrical fixtures including a screwless cover plate, receptacle, and/or cover plate assembly for electrical devices, wherein one or more components of the assembly are provided with replaceable movement or attachment to one or more other parts of the cover plate assembly, which movement or attachment is independent of the wall finish or wallboard, that cover the outlets but provide holes for plugs, light switches, audio, data, or video connectors, and the like; optionally wherein said one or more components of the assembly are optionally selected from the group consisting of the cover plate, the mounting or strapping plate, the cover plate sub-assembly, and one or more of the retention members; and optionally wherein the connector provides said independent adjustment by turning or moving of the connector, or one or both ends of the connector.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367093

Combined anti-rotation apparatus and pressure test tool

A down-hole tool for pressure testing production tubing within a borehole of a well returning the well to production, includes an anti-rotational device comprising a tubular housing having a first end, a second end, an outer surface, and at least one anti-rotational wing disposed on the outer surface of the tubular housing, radially extendable to engage a radial surface of the borehole to anchor the production tubing thereto; a valve for controlling the flow of down-hole fluids within the production tubing, the valve comprising a first valve member fixedly positioned within the tubular housing of the anti-rotational device and a second valve member positionable between a closed position and an open position; and a reactivation device comprising means for axially engaging an axial surface of the borehole, the reactivation device affixed to the first end of the tubular housing, wherein the production tubing may be pressure tested when the valve is in the closed position.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367044

Methods for automatically determining capacitor values and systems thereof

A method for automatically performing power matching using a mechanical rf match during substrate processing is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of parameters for the substrate processing wherein the plurality of parameters including at least a predefined number of learning cycles. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140367030

Apparatuses and methods to process flexible glass laminates

Apparatuses and methods for processing flexible glass are disclosed. The flexible glass is directed along a conveyance path through a glass laminate processing apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366855

Engine apparatus

An engine apparatus that utilizes a gas pressure regulation valve not only for pressure adjustment but also for removal of lubricant. An engine apparatus includes a blow-by gas returning device to return a leakage of blow-by gas from a combustion chamber to an intake system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366785

Flexible hinge type baffle panel for bottom ash hopper water seal trough protection

A flexible hinge type baffle panel for bottom ash hopper water seal trough protection is made up of several baffle plates arranged vertically and horizontally with each other, forming several baffle columns which are positioned next to each other to cover a water seal trough in a coal burning power plant from damage due to impact from clinker debris. In each of the baffle columns, a several hinge interfaces hingedly connects the baffle plates to each other in series, allowing the columns to be raised or folded into themselves to facilitate inspection and maintenance.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366782

Learning suite furniture system

A furniture system for use in a classroom, the furniture system comprising a table assembly including a top member and at least a first leg support member, the top member forming a substantially flat top surface and circumscribed by an outer edge, the at least one leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position, a table dock supported by the table assembly adjacent the top surface and forming a table dock channel that opens upwardly where the dock channel is unobstructed by the top member, at least a first substantially flat display panel including a display surface on at least a first of two oppositely facing and substantially parallel side surfaces, the panel circumscribed by a panel edge and an easel assembly spaced apart from the table assembly and including an easel coupler, wherein the panel edge is receivable within the table dock channel to support the display panel in a substantially vertical orientation adjacent the flat top surface and wherein the display panel is alternatively engageable with the easel coupler to be supported in a substantially vertical orientation spaced apart from the table assembly.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366725

Thermally integrated adsorption-desorption systems and methods

High volumetric-efficiency thermally integrated systems for capturing a target gas from a process gas stream include a monolithic body and a distribution system. The monolithic body includes a first plurality of channels and a second plurality of channels each having sorbent surfaces that reversibly adsorb the target gas. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366689

Apparatus for tightening threaded fasteners

A link attachment 100 for use with a device 300 for effecting an intermittent turning force 360 which oscillates in a forward and a backward direction 361 and 371 for tightening or loosening a fastener including: —a link housing 115; a link drive input 131 operatively connectable with device 300; a link drive lever 102 operatively connected with link drive input 131; a link drive plate 101 operatively connected to link drive lever 102 at a pivot point 125 by a link drive pin 105; a link ratcheting mechanism 103 operatively connected to link drive lever 102 by a drive pawl 104; a link attachment drive output 130 operatively connected with link ratcheting mechanism 103 and operatively connectable with the fastener; and link attachment 100 being operatively connectable to device 300 to provide intermittent turning force 360 to turn the fastener. Advantageously link attachment 100: is operatively connectable to device 300 either by itself or via a drive extension 200; limits the need for movable components in device 100; engages inaccessible fasteners; and magnifies and transfers intermittent turning force 360 to the fastener.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366612

Fluid flow detection and analysis device and system

A fluid monitoring system has a plurality of sensors, the sensors being acoustically coupled to a pipe system containing interconnected fluid-transporting pipes. The sensors collect sensor data that is analyzed by an analysis system to provide leak identification on the pipe system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366579

Mixing apparatus for substrate ion exchange systems with multi-component ion exchange baths and methods of mixing such baths

A substrate ion exchange system is provided for a multi-component ion exchange bath that minimizes stratification effects within the bath, along with methods of mixing such baths. The system includes a substrate having an outer region containing a plurality of substrate metal ions; an ion exchange bath with a first metal salt and a second metal salt; and a vessel for containing the ion exchange bath and the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366578

Substrate ion exchange systems with single- and multi-component ion exchange baths and methods for maintaining such systems

A substrate ion exchange system, along with methods of maintain such a system, is provided that includes a substrate having an outer region containing a plurality of substrate metal ions, an ion exchange bath that includes a plurality of first metal ions at a first metal ion concentration and a plurality of second metal ions at a second metal ion concentration, and a vessel for containing the ion exchange bath and the substrate. The ion exchange system also includes a temperature sensor coupled to the vessel, and a processor configured to receive a vessel temperature from the sensor and to evaluate the first metal ion concentration based at least in part on a first metal ion consumption rate relationship and the vessel temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366566

Container data center assembly

A container data center assembly takes account of ambient temperatures as well as the amount of heat generated by working servers includes a first and second and third circulatory cooling systems and a cooling tower. When the cooling tower can itself be cooled by the ambient temperature to a temperature less than a preset value, the third circulatory cooling system operates only to cool a server rack. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366412

Page-turning device and document camera system

A page-turning device turning a page of a book includes a sticking part, an arm part and a first drive unit. The sticking part sticks to the page of the book being opened. ... Corning Incorporated

12/18/14 / #20140366238

Water-activated thermochromic materials

An article of clothing is coated or impregnated with a coating that contains thermochromic pigment. The pigment is constructed to change color when wet with water, and/or to provide a hyperthermic warning when a person wearing the clothing is over-warm.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140366230

Miniaturized cantilever probe for scanning probe microscopy and fabrication thereof

. . . . Cantilever probes are formed from a multilayer structure comprising an upper substrate, a lower substrate, an interior layer, a first separation layer, and a second separation layer, wherein the first separation layer is situated between the upper substrate and the interior layer, the second separation layer is situated between the lower substrate and the interior layer, and wherein the first and the second separation layers are differentially etchable with respect to the first and the second substrates, the interior layer. The upper substrate is a first device layer from which a probe tip is formed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140366132

Systems and methods for dynamic protection from electronic attacks

Systems and methods for gathering, classifying, and evaluating real time security intelligence data concerning security threats presented by an ip address, and reporting in real time the degree and character of such security threats.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140366113

System and method for biometric authentication in connection with camera equipped devices

The present invention relates generally to the use of biometric technology for authentication and identification, and more particularly to non-contact based solutions for authenticating and identifying users, via computers, such as mobile devices, to selectively permit or deny access to various resources. In the present invention authentication and/or identification is performed using an image or a set of images of an individual's palm through a process involving the following key steps: (1) detecting the palm area using local classifiers; (2) extracting features from the region(s) of interest; and (3) computing the matching score against user models stored in a database, which can be augmented dynamically through a learning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365983

Integration of lithography apparatus and mask optimization process with multiple patterning process

The present invention relates to lithographic apparatuses and processes, and more particularly to multiple patterning lithography for printing target patterns beyond the limits of resolution of the lithographic apparatus. A method of splitting a pattern to be imaged onto a substrate via a lithographic process into a plurality of sub-patterns is disclosed, wherein the method comprises a splitting step being configured to be aware of requirements of a co-optimization between at least one of the sub-patterns and an optical setting of the lithography apparatus used for the lithographic process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365966

Management of input methods

Embodiments of a system and method are disclosed concerning the management of a plurality input methods on a computer. The input method may define how input from a human interface device is interpreted by a receiving application. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365881

Dynamically adjusting font metrics

A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for dynamically adjusting font metrics. In some implementations, type styles are specified for text by an application running on an electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365817

Data preservation processing device, raid controller, data preservation processing system, data preservation processing method and recording medium therefor

The data preservation processing device includes: a memory monitoring and detection unit which detects a memory being in an abnormal state, the memory being included in a controller which is communicably connected with a storage device and temporarily storing data which is inputted in the storage device; and a data protection unit which changes a write policy concerning the storage device to write-through when the memory monitoring and detection unit detects the memory being in the abnormal state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365802

Information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and power management method

An information processing apparatus includes: a communication unit that performs communication with a power supply controller controlling supply and shutoff of power supply of a device; an operation receiving unit that receives input of user operation; an instructing unit that instructs the power supply controller via the communication unit to supply or shut off power supply in response to user operation concerning supply or shutoff of power supply of the device; a setting unit that sets power supply specified to be not permitted to shut off in response to user operation to specify the power supply to be not permitted to shut off; and an instruction disabling unit that disables an instruction to shut off power supply by the instructing unit when the power supply set to be not permitted to shut off is a target of the instruction to shut off power supply by the instructing unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365684

Diameter route learning

Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method and related network node including one or more of the following: receiving a message at the network device; constructing a route key based on the message, wherein the route key comprises at least one value carried by the message; determining whether the network device stores a previous route record associated with the route key; and if the network device does not store a previous route record associated with the route key, generating a new route record based on the route key, and provisioning a new route based on the new route record into a routing table of the network device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365659

Load controller framework

The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer-implemented methods for controlling service load in a cloud-based system. An example method includes receiving a first request for the network service from a client, evaluating a load condition associated with the network service, the load condition indicating an availability of the network service to receive requests, returning a unique token associated with the first request to the client in response to the load condition indicating that the network service is not available to receive the requests, receiving a second request for the network service from the client, the second request including at least a portion of the first request and the unique token, evaluating the load condition associated with the network service, and prioritizing the second request based on the unique token in response to the load condition indicating that the network service is available to receive the requests.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365487

Method of remotely critiquing an image and software application therefore

A method of remotely critiquing an image is disclosed that includes receiving an electronic image at a portable electronic device of a user, wherein the electronic image visually depicting at least one of plurality of steps physically performed by the user. The method also includes then transmitting the electronic image, over a network, to a server having at least one database communicatively coupled thereto and annotating the electronic image with at least one reviewing indicia concerning the at least one of plurality of steps physically performed by the user to create an annotated electronic image, the at least one reviewing indicia caused by a second user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365454

Entity relevance for search queries

The relevance of entities to search queries is determined using a triangulation approach. The triangulation approach determines the relevance of entities to documents and the relevance of documents to a search query. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365449

Inline learning-based selective deduplication for primary storage systems

A computing device receives a plurality of writes; each write is comprised of chunks of data. The computing device records metrics associated with the deduplication of the chunks of data from the plurality of writes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365431

Role based notifications in a modular learning system

A system and method is disclosed for providing role based notifications to users of the modular learning system (mls). The modular learning system includes a variety of types of users interacting with the modular learning system and with one another. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365414

Spiking network apparatus and method with bimodal spike-timing dependent plasticity

Apparatus and methods for learning in response to temporally-proximate features. In one implementation, an image processing apparatus utilizes bi-modal spike timing dependent plasticity in a spiking neuron network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365382

Content report management in a social networking system

User reports concerning inappropriate content are received by a social networking system and are put into a content report management process that routes the reports into other handling processes based upon the reporting user's identification of the report type. Reports concerning content that is related to the reporting user are routed into a social resolution process that resolves the complaint through self-help and social resolution. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365316

Intellectual contents distribution method and distribution system

An intellectual contents distribution method distributes intellectual contents from a computer via a network. The contents provided from a contents provider are stored in a computer 1, along with support results from at least one supporter relating to the contents. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365314

Machine learning system to optimize targeting campaigns in on-line banking environment

Computer-implemented methods leverage internal data accumulated by a banking institution including merchant sales data and customer purchasing data, in order to best implement merchant offer campaigns by computing a set of “good campaigns” for a given user in real time, while maximizing the success of all active campaigns. (fig. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365272

Product display with emotion prediction analytics

A system and method for determining customer emotional reaction to products is provided. The system may include a physical retail store with both a plurality of physical products for sale, and a virtual interactive product display allowing customers to virtually interact with three-dimensional rendered images of products. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365171

Method and device for estimating loading state of vehicle

A predetermined relationship among various loading states, stability factor (kh) of a vehicle and lateral acceleration (gy) of the vehicle is stored in a storage device (30a) as a reference relationship (i.e. A map). ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365138

Systems and methods for pattern recognition in diabetes management

A diabetes management system or process is provided herein that may be used to analyze and recognize patterns for a large number of blood glucose concentration measurements and other physiological parameters related to the glycemia of a patient. In particular, a method of monitoring glycemia in a patient may include storing a patient's data on a suitable device, such as, for example, a blood glucose meter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365065

Protected system for controlling power transactions for an electric vehicle

The invention concerns a protected system for controlling power transactions for an electric vehicle. Identification modules are incorporated into the vehicle battery management system and box, and integrity sensors of the box and of the battery are connected to a monitoring module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140365062

Method and apparatus for changing an autonomously travelling motor vehicle to a safe state

A method and an apparatus for changing a motor vehicle in an autonomous travel mode to a safe state when the driver of the motor vehicle is not able to monitor the autonomous travel mode and to assume control of the motor vehicle. The vehicle driver is warned using warning signals of increasing intensity; other road users in the area surrounding the motor vehicle are warned using optical and/or acoustic signals; the motor vehicle is braked and/or accelerated repeatedly such that parts of the body of the vehicle driver noticeably move in the direction of travel owing to inertia (the braking and/or acceleration being so brief that the travel speed of the motor vehicle changes relatively little); and the motor vehicle is brought to a standstill or is kept at a standstill by automatic braking in order to change the vehicle to a safe state.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140364994

Method and device for controlling furnace temperature of burning heating furnace

A method for controlling furnace temperature of a fired heating furnace is disclosed, comprising: measuring furnace temperatures to obtain furnace temperature feedback values; calculating the differences between furnace temperature setting values and the furnace temperature feedback values as discrepancy values dv1, in accordance with the furnace temperature feedback values and the furnace temperature setting value; calculating the differences between the furnace temperature setting values and the furnace temperature feedback values in a unit time, i.e., the gradient of furnace temperature change values, as discrepancy values dv2; obtaining a speed v of a fired heater machine set from a speed adjuster of the fired heater machine set, and obtaining a first multiple feed forward output components ffv in accordance with the speed v of the machine set (v); obtaining a second multiple feed forward output components fft in accordance with the differences between the furnace temperature setting values and the furnace temperature feedback values, i.e., the discrepancy values dv1; looking up a pid control parameter in accordance with the discrepancy values dv1 and dv2, based on fuzzy control rule, and creating an adjusting control parameter op1 in accordance with the pid control parameter; controlling a valve for regulating coal gas flow and a valve for regulating air flow by combining the adjusting control parameter op1 with the first multiple feed forward components ffv and the second multiple feed forward components fft as a final control output value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140364843

Design of handle set for ablation catheter with indicators of catheter and tissue parameters

An electrode coupling output system provides indication to the physician, via electrode guidance instrumentation, concerning the electrical coupling of an electrode, such as an ablative or mapping electrode, with a patient. The output can be provided to the physician via an output device incorporated into the handle set of the electrode catheter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140364718

Medical image diagnostic apparatus bed and medical image diagnostic apparatus

A medical image diagnostic apparatus bed according to an embodiment includes a top, a support mechanism, a determination unit, and a driving unit. On the top, a subject is placed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140364706

Method and apparatus for detecting and treating heart failure

Devices and systems provide methods of detecting a heart failure condition of a patient that may be based on one or more respiratory parameters of a patient. In an example embodiment, a monitoring device determines one or more heart failure condition indicators based on a measure of the patient respiratory airflow and/or a measure of treatment pressure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140364275

Driver assistance system in a motor vehicle comprising a speed limiting function

In the driver assistance system, a function module is provided for a speed limiting function by which certain conditions for exceeding a predefined maximum speed and for decelerating again down to the maximum speed are implemented. The function module generates signals for carrying out one or more measures to generate or increase the braking torque. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140364206

Information processing system, information processing device, server machine, recording medium and information processing method

An example system includes: a plurality of information processing devices each having a game processing unit for performing processing involved in a game, a reproduction data generating unit for generating reproduction data to be used for reproducing game play, a relevant information accepting unit for accepting input of relevant information concerning the reproduction data, and a post transmitting unit for transmitting reproduction data and relevant information; and a server machine having a post receiving unit for receiving reproduction data and relevant information transmitted from the information processing device, a storage unit for storing reproduction data and relevant information in association with each other, and a relevant information transmitting unit for transmitting relevant information stored in the storage unit to the information processing device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363975

Substrate etching method and substrate processing device

A substrate etching method and a substrate processing device, the substrate etching method includes: s1: placing a substrate to be processed into a reaction chamber; s2: supplying etching gas into the reaction chamber; s3: turning on an excitation power supply to generate plasma in the reaction chamber; s4: turning on a bias power supply to apply bias power to the substrate; s5: turning off the bias power supply, and meanwhile, starting to supply deposition gas into the reaction chamber; s6: stopping supply of the deposition gas into the reaction chamber, and meanwhile, turning on the bias power supply; s7: repeating steps s5-s6, until the etching process is completed. In the whole etching process, the etching operation is always performed, and the deposition operation is performed sometimes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363969

Double self aligned via patterning

A method including forming a penta-layer hardmask above a substrate, the penta-layer hardmask comprising a first hardmask layer above a second hardmask layer; forming a trench pattern in the first hardmask layer; transferring a first via bar pattern from a first photo-resist layer above the penta-layer hardmask into the second hardmask layer resulting in a first via pattern, the first via pattern in the second hardmask layer overlapping the trench pattern and being self-aligned on two sides by the trench pattern in the first hardmask layer; and transferring the first via pattern from the second hardmask layer into the substrate resulting in a self-aligned via opening, the self-aligned via opening being self-aligned on all sides by the first via pattern in the second hardmask layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363968

Method of making a semiconductor device package

A method of forming a semiconductor device package includes bonding a front surface of a first substrate to a second substrate, and thinning a back surface of the first substrate. The method includes depositing and patterning a dielectric layer on the thinned back surface of the first substrate, and etching the first substrate after the depositing and the patterning of the dielectric layer are performed to form a through silicon via to enable electrical connection with a first level metal of the first substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363952

Laser, plasma etch, and backside grind process for wafer dicing

Front side laser scribing and plasma etch are performed followed by back side grind to singulate integrated circuit chips (ics). A mask is formed covering ics formed on the wafer, as well as any bumps providing an interface to the ics. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363914

Method for fabricating liquid crystal display

Method for manufacturing a thin film transistor liquid crystal display is provided. A substrate is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363803

Method and system for correlating participants to learning

A method is disclosed for remediating education. A population of students past and present and a plurality of teachers are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363802

Facilitated learning-structure generation using a semantic publishing system

An educational repository that can be made accessible to a structure-definer user (e.g., a teacher, web-page developer or editor). The structure definer can search or browse the repository to identify a subset of the content objects to include within a structure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363790

Method for producing a surface structure on an implant, and such an implant

A surface structure is produced on an outer surface of an implant or a fixture and forms a base structure in a range of implants related to different types and qualities of jaw bone. During production of the surface, parts of a turning tool are placed against the implant or against a blank which is intended to form the implant. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363768

Naphthalene derivative, resist bottom layer material, and patterning process

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

12/11/14 / #20140363764

Liquid developer containing electro-conductive particles and an electro-conductive pattern forming method using said material and an electro-conductive pattern forming apparatus using said material

A novel liquid toner development system is disclosed. The liquid development system includes conductive core-shell particles comprising silver-copper or copper-silver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363640

Decorated sheet for insert molding

Provided is a decorated sheet for insert molding in which at least a base sheet, a print layer and a surface resin layer are laminated, wherein the above base sheet comprises an abs resin having a butadiene content of 10 to 33% by weight based on the total component, and the surface resin layer has a thickness of 50 to 150 μm. Capable of being provided is a novel decorated sheet which does not generate harmful gases such as a chlorine gas and the like in burning and therefore does not bring about problems such as environmental pollution and the like and which is excellent in a so-called vacuum molding property and can suitably be used for various interior decorations of automobiles and the like.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363343

Apparatuses and methods for controlling heat for rapid thermal processing of carbonaceous material

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for controlling heat for rapid thermal processing of carbonaceous material are provided herein. The apparatus comprises a reheater for containing a fluidized bubbling bed comprising an oxygen-containing gas, inorganic heat carrier particles, and char and for burning the char into ash to form heated inorganic particles. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363191

Image forming apparatus

To provide an image forming apparatus in which the paper is cooled early by blowing air to the paper in the conveying path so as to prevent a sticking phenomenon on a paper output tray while paper turning, paper folding, paper breakage and paper jamming due to influence on paper conveyance by blowing air onto the paper in the conveying path, can be prevented. At the start of paper conveyance, a gate 73 is turned upwards to a first position to thereby close a sixth conveying path 44 and establish communication between a first conveying path 42 and a second conveying path 43 so that the paper having passed through a fixing unit 21 starts to be conveyed from first conveying path 42 to second conveying path 43. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140363018

Sound processing unit, sound processing system, audio output unit and display device

Practical speaker connection is identified using a device having a sound channel of a 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel, and a device is provided that can easily reproduce the optimum multiple channels. Actual speaker arrangement can be identified by, for example, measuring the impedance of a terminal at the side of an audio amplifier. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362996

Stereo soundfield expander

An audio enhancement technique comprises a stereo audio source. The stereo audio source is split in two identical sound signals, with one of the split signals sent to a compare block and the other to an audio block. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362967

Reactor measurement-pipe maintenance clamp apparatus

A reactor measurement-pipe maintenance clamp apparatus includes a first clamp mechanism and a second clamp mechanism. The first clamp mechanism includes clamps to fix the measurement pipe between the clamps, first clamp operation bolts that are allowed to be turned by remote control from above a reactor core, and wedge mechanisms to convert the turning of the clamp operation bolts to displacement of the clamps in a radial direction of the diffuser to generate clamping forces for securing the measurement pipe. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362809

Method and apparatus for band transfer in multiband communication system

A method and apparatus for transferring to a second communication band and returning to an original communication band according to a channel state in a multiband communication system are provided. The method includes communicating with a peer device in a first band, determining a channel state of a second band, and transferring to the second band based on a result of the determination, thereby efficiently using a plurality of bands and thus improving a data transmission speed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362598

Traffic warning device

A traffic warning device comprising: a base for mounting to a vehicle and defining base first and second ends; a deployable element mounted to the base and movable relative thereto between a parked position, a first deployed position and a second deployed position, wherein, in the parked position, the deployable element extends along the base and is substantially centered relative thereto, in the first deployed position, the deployable element is offset from the base and protrudes therefrom at the base first end, and, in the second deployed position, the deployable element is offset from the base and protrudes therefrom at the base second end. The deployable element is provided with visible traffic warning elements. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362539

Display device

A display device comprises a display panel, a carrying member, a plurality of circuit connecting boards, a control circuit board and at least a front frame member. The carrying member carries the display panel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362410

Information processing apparatus capable of setting insert, image forming apparatus, method of controlling the information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus capable of realizing setting of an insert including an interleaf sheet and a chapter sheet, on an image forming apparatus, by an intuitive operation similar to an actual insertion operation. An operation terminal includes a touch screen display and a network communication section which communicates with an mfp, and is capable of performing an operation on the mfp concerning document printing, and setting an insert to a printed matter to be printed by the mfp. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362221

Vision system for vehicle

A vehicular vision system includes a forward facing camera at a windshield of a vehicle with a forward field of view through the vehicle windshield. The camera is operable to capture image data for a plurality of driver assistance systems of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140362016

Electronic book display device that performs page turning in response to user operation pressing screen, page turning method, and program

A method is disclosed of successively displaying pages of an electronic book by one or more pages each time on a display screen, and turning the pages on the screen in response to a user's input via finger touch of the screen. This method includes: upon the user's soft touch on the screen with the finger with an intensity below a predetermined value, selecting a page turn direction based on at least one of a position at which the soft touch was performed with the finger, and a direction of the finger's movement after the soft touch; and upon the selection being followed by the user's hard touch on the screen with the finger with an intensity above the predetermined value, authorizing initiation of a page turn event for turning the pages on the screen in the selected page-turn-direction.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361975

Management of input methods

Embodiments of a system and method are disclosed concerning the management of a plurality input methods on a computer. The input method may define how input from a human interface device is interpreted by a receiving application. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361964

Pixel driving method of a display panel and display panel thereof

A pixel driving method of a display panel is disclosed. The display panel includes a plurality of scan lines, data lines and pixels. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361924

On-board meteorological radar having a rotating antenna

A meteorological radar installed on board an aircraft, including a mechanical support fixed to a bulkhead of a nose of the aircraft, wherein an antenna is mounted on the mechanical support to enable turning mobility around an axis of rotation. The antenna includes a pedestal, on which at least one blade, extending radially along the axis of rotation, is installed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361501

Carrier

A carrier including a body and a gravity modulating module disposed at the body is provided. The gravity modulating module includes a weight block, a tilting sensing assembly and a driver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361385

Method of forming a semiconductor device structure employing fluorine doping and according semiconductor device structure

Methods of forming a semiconductor device structure at advanced technology nodes and respective semiconductor device structures are provided at advanced technology nodes, i.e., smaller than 100 nm. In some illustrative embodiments, a fluorine implantation process for implanting fluorine at least into a polysilicon layer formed over a dielectric layer structure is performed prior to patterning the gate dielectric layer structure and the polysilicon layer for forming a gate structure and implanting source and drain regions at opposing sides of the gate structure.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361196

Light source device, light irradiating apparatus equipped with light source device, and method of patterning self-assembled monolayer using light irradiating apparatus

A light source device is disclosed that can be regarded as a point light source and that emits vacuum ultraviolet light at a sufficiently high optical intensity. The device has a lamp housing to house a flash lamp and a parabolic mirror. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361188

Detection of neutrinos

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

12/11/14 / #20140361126

Systems and method for controlling warnings at vehicle crossings

A method includes receiving an absolute time associated with movement of a vehicle system, modifying the absolute time into a relative time, and controlling one or more warning devices using the relative time. A system includes a crossing module configured to receive an absolute time associated with movement of a vehicle system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140361125

Systems and methods for providing constant warning time at crossings

A system includes a determination module and a communication module. The determination module is configured to be located onboard a first vehicle configured to travel along a first route including a crossing corresponding to an intersection of the first route with a second route. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360840

Turning device for identification objects

A device for turning over identification objects comprising a receiving device for holding an identification object, wherein the receiving device can be moved from an initial position along a guide, and a first rolling element, which is rotatably received in the receiving device, wherein the first rolling element comprises a blocking device, which permits rotation of the receiving device in a first direction. The first rolling element, during movement along the first bearing, performs a rotation in the first direction and the receiving device performs a rotation in the first direction via the first rolling element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360803

Steering controller

A control section of a steering controller calculates a steer angle which is a turning angle of a first column shaft based on a first detection value detected by a steer angle sensor, and calculates a second shaft turning angle which is a turning angle of a second column shaft based on a second detection value detected by a second shaft rotation angle sensor. A steering torque detection value is calculated based on a third detection value detected by a torque sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360785

Continuous circulating concentric casing managed equivalent circulating density (ecd) drilling for methane gas recovery from coal seams

A method of drilling multiple boreholes within a single caisson, for recovery of methane gas from a coal bed, including the steps of drilling first and second vertical boreholes from a single location within a single caisson; drilling at least one or more horizontal wells from the several vertical bore hole, the horizontal wells drilled substantially parallel to a face cleat in the coal bed; drilling at least one or more lateral wells from the one or more horizontal wells, the lateral wells drilled substantially perpendicular to one or more face cleats in the coal bed; continuously circulating water through the drilled vertical, horizontal and lateral wells to recover the water and entrained methane gas from the coal bed; applying friction or choke manifold to the water circulating down the well bores so that the water appears to have a hydrostatic pressure within the well sufficient to maintain an equilibrium with the hydrostatic pressure in the coal bed formation; and drilling at least a third vertical borehole within the single caisson, with one or more horizontal boreholes and one or more lateral boreholes for returning water obtained from the lateral wells into a water zone beneath the surface.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360570

Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof

The manufacturing method of a solar cell includes forming a photoelectric conversion unit and forming an electrode connected to the photoelectric conversion unit. The step of forming the electrode includes forming a seed formation layer connected to the photoelectric conversion unit, forming an anti-oxidation layer on the seed formation layer, performing a thermal process such that a material of the seed formation layer and a material of the photoelectric conversion unit react with each other to form a chemical bonding layer at a portion at which the seed formation layer and the photoelectric conversion unit are adjacent to each other, forming a conductive layer and a capping layer on the seed formation layer in a state in which a mask is used on the seed formation layer, and patterning the seed formation layer using either the conductive layer or the capping layer as a mask.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360485

Modified steam-methane-reformation technique for hydrogen production

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

12/11/14 / #20140360388

Press machine

In a press machine vertically moving a ram by turning a threaded member, the ram has a bearing holder that holds a bearing whose outer ring is solidly engaged with the bearing holder and whose inner ring is solidly fitted to a lower end part of the threaded member. A fine clearance is formed between a lower face of the threaded member and a bottom face of the bearing holder so that the threaded member and bearing holder are allowed to rotate relative to each other. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360311

Steering device

In a steering device, the transmission ratio variable mechanism changes a transmission ratio. The transmission ratio is a ratio of the turning angle of a wheel to the steering angle of a steering wheel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360203

Rijke type combustion arrangement and method

A process of producing heat energy for use in heat exchange with other fluids and substances so as to impart said heat energy to said fluid or substances which includes several steps. In a first step, a mixture of fuel and oxidant is ignited in a combustion zone or zones (16, 18, 98, 122) to create a combusted fuel mix which in the form of shockwaves are carried away from the combustion zone or zones (16, 18, 98, 122) to provide a low pressure area within the combustion zone or zones (16, 18, 98, 122). ... Corning Incorporated

12/11/14 / #20140360073

Methods and systems for enhancing firearm safety through wireless network monitoring

A firearm includes a firing mechanism and a sensor device. The sensor device includes a subscriber identity module configured to communicate with a server over a signaling channel of a wireless communications network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359768

System and method for detecting, alerting and blocking data leakage, eavesdropping and spyware

. . . . . . A computer implemented method for detecting, alerting and blocking data leakage, eavesdropping and spyware in one or more networked computing devices includes providing a graphical user interface (gui) and displaying all available hardware device interfaces in each networked computing device. Next, providing a turn-on switch and a turn-off switch for each displayed hardware device interface in each networked computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359761

System and method for malware detection learning

Malware detection techniques that detect malware by identifying the c&c communication between the malware and the remote host, and distinguish between communication transactions that carry c&c communication and transactions of innocent traffic. The system distinguishes between malware transactions and innocent transactions using malware identification models, which it adapts using machine learning algorithms. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359691

Policy enforcement using natural language processing

A term of use policy document defines permissible actions that may be implemented by a user using a computing device. A natural language processing (nlp)-based question and answer (q&a) system is trained to understand the policy document. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359564

System for scheduling tasks to control the execution of warning procedures on an aircraft

The invention relates to onboard failure warning management systems on aircraft, or flight warning systems (fws). Traditionally, the logic of these systems refers to procedures to be executed by the crew in response to warnings. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359547

Hierarchical design of integrated circuits with multi-patterning requirements

Systems and methods for avoiding restrictions on cell placement in a hierarchical design of integrated circuits with multi-patterning requirements are described. The method may be provided implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to assign a color to each pattern shape in a first cell, assign a color to each pattern shape in a second cell, characterize quantities of interest for each pattern shape in the first cell, determine that the colors assigned in the first cell are all one to one mappable to the colors assigned in the second cells, characterize quantities of interest for each pattern shape in the second cell using the quantities of interest characterized for the first cell, and model the quantities of interest for the first cell and the second cell.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359544

Layout re-decomposition for multiple patterning layouts

Among other things, one or more techniques and systems for layout re-decomposition of a new layout corresponding to a change order to an original layout associated with an integrated circuit are provided. The change order is applied to the original layout to create the new layout. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359533

Display apparatus and control method thereof

A display apparatus is disclosed. A display apparatus comprises a display configured to display a thumbnail page including at least one thumbnail image, a user interface configured to receive a thumbnail page turn command, a storage, and a controller configured to generate and store in advance image information relating to at least one thumbnail page arranged in a page turning direction and at last one thumbnail page arranged in an opposite direction to the page turning direction, based on a currently-displayed thumbnail page, and generate a thumbnail page to be displayed according to the thumbnail page turn command based on the image information stored in the storage.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359529

Launch surface control

Example apparatus and methods concern controlling context associations while maintaining a user experience. A memory stores information concerning a context associated with a shared launch surface in a multi-user system running on an apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359517

Turning a page on a display

Some embodiments provide a method for displaying an electronic publication. The method receives a selection of a cover page displayed for an electronic publication. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359484

System and method for provision of computerized one-stop invitations and elimination of duplicated data entry

A system for displaying computerized invitations to end users, the system including an invitation server, networked to a multiplicity of end-user's browsers via a network, and operative to send a response to an individual end-user's browser, wherein said response is operative to command the individual end user's browser to: a. Open a window on top of publisher content previously selected by the individual end-user and currently present in user's browser; b. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359460

Method and apparatus for creating instances for pre-defined areas of a topology

Partition information concerning equipment disposed in a local area is determined. The partition information specifies a division of a local area into a plurality of sub-areas with each of the plurality of sub-areas having equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359455

Method and appratus to present a control system topology

Operational information concerning a plurality of devices connected in a fdt-compliant network is obtained. The operational information relates to at least one of: an operation of the plurality of devices or an interconnectivity of the plurality of devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359409

Learning synonymous object names from anchor texts

A repository contains objects representing entities. The objects also include facts about the represented entities. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359327

Electronic apparatus that performs cooling during power-off, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

A technique for controlling a power supply of an electronic apparatus, which makes it possible to positively cool the inside of the apparatus after turning off a main switch of the apparatus, thereby making it possible to reduce unnecessary power consumption. A battery is rechargeable by an ac power supply. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359224

Dynamic cache allocation in a solid state drive environment

An invention is provided for dynamic cache allocation in a solid state drive environment. The invention includes partitioning a cache memory into a reserved partition and a caching partition, wherein the reserved partition begins at a beginning of the cache memory and the caching partition begins after an end of the reserved partition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359197

Implementing reinforcement learning based flash control

A method and system are provided for implementing enhanced flash storage control using reinforcement learning to provide enhanced performance metrics. A flash controller, such as a reinforcement learning (rl) flash controller, is coupled to a flash storage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359108

Xml based generic unix discovery framework

Services that support recovery of a data center require collecting information concerning the service customer's physical and virtual infrastructure, and specifically the configuration of their operating systems such as unix operating systems. Here an automatic discovery tool executes within the context of a secure browser program. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140359078

Systems and methods for delivering media data based on geographical locations

The invention discloses a method performed at a server computer for location-based media data delivering. The method includes receiving first geolocation data that identify a first geolocation of a first client device, identifying a plurality of second client devices as located within a predetermined range of the first geolocation according to their respective second geolocation data, and in response to the identifying, retrieving media file log data that record information concerning a plurality of media files that have been transmitted to the plurality of second client devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358994

Systems and methods for location based data pushing

The present application discloses a computer-implemented method performed by a computer server system for location based data pushing. The method includes receiving first geolocation data that identify a first geolocation of a first client device, identifying a plurality of second client devices as located within a predetermined range of the first geolocation according to their respective second geolocation data, and in response to the identifying, retrieving webpage log data that record information concerning a plurality of websites that have been accessed by the plurality of second client devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358954

Biometric social network

A first program component having a access to a body of information comprising biographic an biometric information about people; a second program component adaptable to search the body of information for information linking biometric and biographic information; and a third program component adaptable to identify other people by returning linked information in response to a query of biographic or biometric information entered by a user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358951

Smart media device ecosystem using local data and remote social graph data

Techniques associated with a smart media ecosystem using local data and remote social graph data are described, including identifying an account associated with a user based on a detection of a presence of a compatible device, the compatible device being associated with the account in a profile, receiving an input indicating a request for media content, retrieving remote social graph data from a remote database, cross-referencing the remote social graph with profile data being stored locally, the profile data associated with media preferences, updating the profile data with a learned media preference generated by a learning module, selecting targeted media content based on the profile data, and sending a control signal to a media device, the control signal configured to cause the media device to output the targeted media content.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358830

Lithographic hotspot detection using multiple machine learning kernels

A hotspot detection system that classifies a set of hotspot training data into a plurality of hotspot clusters according to their topologies, where the hotspot clusters are associated with different hotspot topologies, and classifies a set of non-hotspot training data into a plurality of non-hotspot clusters according to their topologies, where the non-hotspot clusters are associated with different topologies. The system extracts topological and non-topological critical features from the hotspot clusters and centroids of the non-hotspot clusters. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358829

System and method for sharing record linkage information

Herein disclosed is a system and method for record linkage that uses machine learning to link records, so that many users can contribute their training data to a shared repository and employ the accumulated training data without any user having to share their actual data. The system includes a record linkage server, which further includes a record linkage repository, a domain classifier, and a domain classification trainer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358828

Machine learning generated action plan

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for a machine learning generated action plan. A machine learning module is configured to process different instances of data using machine learning to produce one or more results. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358825

User interface for machine learning

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for machine learning results. An input module may receive user input identifying a value for a machine learning parameter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358813

System and method for providing school admission information, and recording medium for the method

The present invention provides a school admission information providing system and method including: an applicant information database which statistically stores grade information of successful applicants for many years for every school or major; a grade information input unit which receives grade information including at least one of a gpa, a school admission test result, an award winning career, and an extracurricular activity; a grade evaluating unit which compares and analyzes grade information of the student and statistic information of the successful applicants stored in the applicant information database to calculate a level of the student for every item of the grade information and provide information on an acceptable school or major; and a feedback providing unit which provides learning contents or an extracurricular activity program for supplementing an insufficient item among the grade items of the student in accordance with the comparison and analysis result from the grade evaluating unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358755

Evaluation predicting device, evaluation predicting method, and program

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

12/04/14 / #20140358664

Method and system for purchase and promotion incentive

The invention provides systems and methods for administering a rewards program in which points are earned by both shopping and social media activity. The rewards program preferably includes real-time earning of points and real-time price reductions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358663

System and method for context differential redemption

The invention provides systems and methods for administering a rewards program in which a discount is offered to participants, and in which individuals redeem earned points at a personalized redemption rate. Points are earned by both shopping and social media activity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358655

Method and system for credit party redemption

The invention provides systems and methods for administering a rewards program in which points are earned by both shopping and online promotional activity. The rewards program preferably includes real-time earning of points and real-time price reductions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358608

Automatic prioritization of incident response as a historical function of customer state

A method (and structure) for prioritization of incident reports includes receiving an incident report from one of a plurality of clients. For each client incident report, information is retrieved from a database concerning a business relevance of a client relationship with the client at a time period for resolving the received incident report. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358581

Adaptive analytical behavioral and health assistant system and related method of use

This present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing an adaptive analytical behavioral and health assistant. These systems and methods may include collecting one or more of patient behavior information, clinical information, or personal information; learning one or more patterns that cause an event based on the collected information and one or more pattern recognition algorithms; identifying one or more interventions to prevent the event from occurring or to facilitate the event based on the learned patterns; preparing a plan based on the collected information and the identified interventions; and/or presenting the plan to a user or executing the plan.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358537

System and method for combining speech recognition outputs from a plurality of domain-specific speech recognizers via machine learning

Disclosed herein are systems, methods and non-transitory computer-readable media for performing speech recognition across different applications or environments without model customization or prior knowledge of the domain of the received speech. The disclosure includes recognizing received speech with a collection of domain-specific speech recognizers, determining a speech recognition confidence for each of the speech recognition outputs, selecting speech recognition candidates based on a respective speech recognition confidence for each speech recognition output, and combining selected speech recognition candidates to generate text based on the combination.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358480

Method for auto-learning tool matching

The present disclosure is directed to a method of tool matching that employs an auto-learning feedback loop to update a library of key parameters. According to the method, measurements are performed on a control wafer to collect a set of parameters associated with the process/analysis tool that is being matched. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358423

Method and apparatus for automatically warning driver to take a break

A driver caution threshold that varies by time of day and/or by driver activity load factor is compared a vehicle driver's activity. Responsive to a determination that vehicle driver's activity violates the driver caution threshold, a prompt to take a break and/or directions to a nearby restaurant are presented.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358396

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

12/04/14 / #20140358367

Intelligent vehicle power control system and method

The present disclosure provides a system and method for managing a vehicle electrical system providing power to auxiliary systems. The system comprises a power control device with the ability to control the power to multiple auxiliary systems. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358329

Rider characteristic assessment device and straddle-ridden vehicle provided therewith

A rider characteristic determining apparatus capable of determining characteristics of a rider controlling a saddle riding type vehicle, and a saddle riding type vehicle including the same, are configured such that the rider's characteristics are determined from a turning movement of the saddle riding type vehicle which reflects results of the rider controlling the saddle riding type vehicle. This enables a stable characteristic determination regardless of individual operation or control by the rider. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358322

System and method for map matching

In one example, we describe a method, system, and infrastructure for dealing with lane-level matching problem, and provide different methods of estimating position corrections, position and map matched confidence, self-correcting map matching (i.e., map matching algorithm (at lane-level)), and turning and lane change events. On the top of the described algorithms, the v2v data, when available, can be used to help the entire discussed algorithm steps. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358297

Thermostat user interface

A user-friendly, network-connected learning thermostat is described. The thermostat is made up of (1) a wall-mountable backplate that includes a low-power consuming microcontroller used for activities such as polling sensors and switching on and off the hvac functions, and (2) separable head unit that includes a higher-power consuming microprocessor, color lcd backlit display, user input devices, and wireless communications modules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358149

Surgical process for anterior hip replacement

Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of performing an anterior approach hip replacement. The method may include: exposing a surgical site including the femoral neck and acetabulum using a plurality of retractors secured to the plurality of accessory arms; cutting the femoral neck to remove the femoral head; preparing the acetabulum for insertion of an acetabular cup; preparing the femur for insertion of a femoral implant by lifting the femur using a femur hook and the femur distractor; and closing the surgical site. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358144

Limb lengthening system for residual limb

An intramedullary distraction osteotomy (im do) apparatus and corresponding methods are disclosed that allow for the patient or another to lengthen residual bone. The apparatus may be inserted into the intramedullary canal of the residual bone and may be lengthened through the application of a traction force. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358060

System and method for blood filtering and/or treatment

A system for filtering or treating blood of a subject is provided herein. The system includes a bone port for establishing fluid communication with a bone marrow of the bone and a return port for returning blood from the bone marrow to a circulation of the subject. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358049

Method and device for mechanical chest compression with optical alignment

Optical alignment for piston driven chest compression devices optimizes the application of chest compressions to a fixed location on a subject's chest and provides information regarding the depth and frequency of chest compressions. The targeting system records and may display some telemetry corresponding to any movement or “walking” away from the selected compression site as well as the depth and frequency of compressions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140358007

Method and apparatus for positioning medical device

Placement of a medical device within or in proximity to a substantially fluid filled compartment within a human body is aided by pulse-echo ultrasound and a time-stretching technique. In one embodiment, a small ultrasound transducer is placed near the tip of a catheter intended to be positioned within a ventricle of the brain to drain cerebrospinal fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357961

System and method for supporting health management services

A method in support of health management services acts upon active and passive data, in which the active data is communicated by a patient or healthcare professional and in which the passive data is detected by at least one sensor detectably coupled to the patient. These data are correlated with each other and if a predefined correlation is not met, further data can be solicited, patient-specific queries can be generated, alerts can be communicated, or a combination of these can be done in embodiments of the invention. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357929

Method and system for hydrocarbon release management

Method and system is described to enhance operations for managing the hydrocarbon release. The system utilizes remote controlled devices equipped with herder delivery components. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357837

Novel protein peptide hydrogels

The present invention broadly provides novel peptides that can be used to form hydrogels. The peptides are short (preferably 30 amino acid residues or less) and include hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments joined by a turning segment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357449

Process for preparing a defined starting operation selectable by the driver

A process is provided for preparing a defined starting operation of a motor vehicle selectable by the driver, having a starting element arranged between an engine and a transmission. In the event of a maximal power demand by the driver and in the event of the selection of the defined starting operation by an electronic control unit, the rotational speed or the torque of the engine is set to a specified value, wherein the specified value is automatically determined by the electronic control unit as function of a determined friction parameter, by which at least one relative prediction concerning the transmissible drive torque to he expected for the acceleration operation can be made, such that, by use of the specified during the starting and acceleration operation following the preparation, the maximally possible drive torque is achieved for the best possible acceleration. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357431

The game of jaxx and the method thereof

A game of jaxx and the method thereof is provided as a competitive team based sport that incorporates elements of various field sports while emphasizing strategy and sportsmanship. The game of jaxx utilizes regulations that govern player participation, scoring, physical contact, and equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357362

Social game concerning photograph manipulation for play across distributed devices

A computer implemented method defines game pieces for play which can complement a natural human tendency to be attracted by people's faces. The game is based on segmenting an image of a user's face under control of a programmed processor, the user's face being captured by the mobile application or provided to it, and then turned into a plurality of segments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357300

System and method for acquiring user location through user bearer identifier

A method is provided for acquiring a user location including, when it is required to acquire a current user location, a location service client (lsc) transmitting a location service request carrying a user bearer identifier of user to a bearer mapping function (bmf) through a gateway mobile location centre (gmlc), and after receiving the location service request, the bmf searching for a corresponding interworking packet access gateway (ipag) according to the user bearer identifier, and after obtaining user location information from the ipag, the bmf returning the user location information to the lsc through the gmlc or instructing the gmlc to obtain the user location information from the ipag.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357183

Handling of public warning notifications in a mobile communication system

Processing of public warning notifications in a mobile communication terminal is disclosed, the terminal being camped on a cell belonging to a first public land mobile network, plmn. A first warning notification is received, and information contained in the first warning notification is provided to a user of the mobile communication terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357108

Plug connector and method of manufacturing the same

To make it possible to connect a flat signal-transmission medium to a plug connector efficiently and surely with a simple configuration where the number of components are reduced. In a conductive shell having a medium receiving space in which a terminal portion of the flat signal-transmission medium is inserted, a retaining engaging pawl which is engaged with a part of the flat signal-transmission medium inserted into the medium receiving space and holds the flat signal-transmission medium is made to be provided in a manner where elastic displacement is possible, and the retaining engaging pawl is configured to be engaged with a part of the flat signal-transmission medium owing to an elastically returning bias force of the retaining engaging pawl, and thereby, only by inserting the flat signal-transmission medium into the medium receiving space of the conductive shell, the flat signal-transmission medium is held without a backlash in the conductive shell owing to a engagement force of the retaining engaging pawl, and attaching of the flat signal-transmission medium is performed easily and satisfactory.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357084

Mitigation of asymmetrical profile in self aligned patterning etch

A method which is particularly advantageous for improving a self-aligned pattern (sap) etching process. In such a process, facets formed on a spacer layer can cause undesirable lateral etching in an underlying layer beneath the spacer layer when the underlying layer is to be etched. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140357055

Method for processing a semiconductor workpiece

A method for processing a semiconductor workpiece is provided, which may include: providing a semiconductor workpiece including a metallization layer stack disposed at a side of the semiconductor workpiece, the metallization layer stack including at least a first layer and a second layer disposed over the first layer, wherein the first layer contains a first material and the second layer contains a second material that is different from the first material; patterning the metallization layer stack, wherein patterning the metallization layer stack includes wet etching the first layer and the second layer by means of an etching solution that has at least substantially the same etching rate for the first material and the second material.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356999

Method of manufacturing organic light emitting display apparatus

A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display apparatus, the method includes loading a substrate on a moving unit, determining an angle formed between a side of the substrate and an opening in a patterning slit sheet, rotating the patterning slit sheet by two x motors so that the side of the substrate and the opening in a patterning slit sheet extend along the same direction and forming a layer on the substrate while conveying the substrate on the moving unit in the first direction in a chamber. The patterning slit sheet moves along a direction perpendicular to the first direction during the forming the layer on the substrate so that a deposition layer having a linear pattern that extends along the first direction is formed on the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356847

Learning tool

A learning device has been described. The components of the system and methods of use are included. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356846

Apparatus, systems and methods for interactive dissemination of knowledge

Embodiments of apparatus, systems and methods facilitate knowledge dissemination and promote knowledge acquisition, in part, by automatically presenting elements of an interlinked knowledge base to optimize learning efficiency. In some embodiments, a graphical user interface (gui) facilitates user interaction with subject items, ordered arrangements of subject items, and display of subject items and their interconnections in the knowledge base. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356844

Collaborative learning platform for generating and presenting context-oriented content on an electronic device

The embodiments herein disclose a system and method for presenting a context-oriented content from a plurality of information sources. The method includes receiving a request from an electronic device for the context-oriented content associated with an item of a particular object. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356840

Collaborative and interactive learning

The present invention helps generate connected communities of students and educators through access to an increased pool of granular learning resources that benefit from standardization of formats for creating and utilizing individual discussions on individual topics. The present invention also circumvents the complexity of existing repository systems by creating a standard platform format. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356839

Method and system for developing process, project or problem-based learning systems within a semantic collaborative social network

The system provides a framework for developing process, project or problem-based learning systems that make use of social networking. The system provides a general purpose framework to create, manage, and deliver online instruction that supports learning methods consistent with social constructivist and experiential learning theories. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356837

System and method for generating an interactive learning map on learning management platform

Disclosed is a system and method for enabling a student to achieve a proficiency level in a first learning grade on a learning management platform. A learning map generator is configured to generate an interactive learning map comprising a plurality of nodes on the learning management platform. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356821

Vocabulary learning tools

A facility for vocabulary learning is described.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356818

System and method for teaching children financial literacy

In an embodiment of the present invention, a system is provided for teaching children financial literacy. The system comprises four educational games: (1) a method for learning about money (“money game”); (2) a method for learning about budgeting (“budget game”); (3) a method for learning about investing (“investing game”); and (4) a method for learning about building a business (“building a business game”).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356791

Method of making nanostructure

A method for making nanostructure is provided. The method includes following steps. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356790

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

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

12/04/14 / #20140356789

Fluorinated photopolymer with integrated anthracene sensitizer

A method of patterning a device comprises providing on a device substrate a layer of a fluorinated photopolymer comprising at least three distinct repeating units including a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group, a second repeating unit having an acid- or alcohol-forming precursor group, and a third repeating unit having an anthracene-based sensitizing dye. The photopolymer has a total fluorine content in a range of 15 to 60% by weight. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356788

Fluorinated photoresist with integrated sensitizer

A method of patterning a device comprises providing on a device substrate a layer of a fluorinated photopolymer comprising at least three distinct repeating units including a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group, a second repeating unit having an acid- or alcohol-forming precursor group, and a third repeating unit having a sensitizing dye. The photopolymer has a total fluorine content in a range of 15 to 60% by weight. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356653

Method and device for increasing safety when using battery systems and bursting discs

Method for increasing safety when using bursting discs (bv), wherein the bursting disc (bv) is suitable for releasing gas in a controlled manner from battery systems (b), wherein a signal, in particular a warning signal, is generated in dependence upon the spatial change at least of one site on the surface of the bursting disc (bv).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356292

In vivo screening method of therapeutic agent for memory/learning dysfunctions by schizophrenia

An in vivo animal model for screening of a therapeutic agent for improving cognitive dysfunction by schizophrenia is provided.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356130

Enclosed vertical axis fluid rotor

A enclosed vertical axis fluid rotor used as a wind turbine of two designs having multiple sails that are concave on the inside and convex on the outer side which allows omni-directional wind or other fluids to engage sails to create optimum fluid momentum. These are sectional segmentation of each rotor that can be stacked upon one another at locating lug points to be attached to each rotor to keep radial alignment precise during assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356077

Wedge anchor bolt

A wedge anchor bolt having a screw member, a wedge member, and a cage member. The bolt is anchored into a drilled hole by wedging the wedge member in the end of the cage member by turning the screw member, with the result being that the wedge member becomes stuck in the cage member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140356024

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a cover main body, a turning axis and a sub-cover. The cover main body constitutes at least a part of a vertical wall face of an image forming apparatus main body and constitutes at least a part of a top face wall of the image forming apparatus main body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355970

Multifunctional humidifying and heating device with 3d simulated flame

A multifunctional humidifying and heating device with 3d simulated flame comprising a cabinet, a simulated charcoal burning area, a water vapor generator device, a light source, a water tank and a vapor guiding device; vapor channels are disposed on the vapor guiding device; the light source is disposed right below the vapor channels; the simulated charcoal burning area is disposed above the vapor channels; wherein a water inlet and a vapor outlet are disposed at an upper end of the water vapor generator; the water tank is removably connected with the water inlet of the water vapor generator; the vapor guiding device is removably connected with the vapor outlet of the water vapor generator.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355882

Image region extraction device, image region extraction method, and image region extraction program

An image region extraction device for extracting a target region on the basis of a designated region with high precision. An image region extraction device (100) extracts a target region from an image on the basis of a designated region and is provided with: a spatial change learning unit (180) for acquiring, for each section of the image, a pixel value changing pattern which is a characteristic of the spatial changes in a pixel value component, and a distance changing pattern which is a characteristic of the spatial changes in a distance component extending from a reference position to a photographic object; and a region dividing unit (210) for extracting a target region on the basis of the similarities between the pixel value changing pattern and the distance changing pattern among the designated region and each section of the image.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355869

System and method for preventing aircrafts from colliding with objects on the ground

A safety system for preventing aircraft collisions with objects on the ground is provided herein. The safety system may include gated imaging sensors attached to the aircraft that capture overlapping gated images which are images that allow estimating the range of the imaged objects. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355830

Method and apparatus for protecting eyesight

A method and an apparatus for controlling a display in order to secure an appropriate viewing distance between a digital device and a user who is viewing the digital device is provided. Accordingly, the method determines whether an object exists within a hazardous viewing distance using a 3d camera function provided in the digital device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355826

Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device

A detection device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image that has been captured by an imaging section, and includes an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the image, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the acquired image, the feature quantity relating to at least one of a color, a brightness, a color difference, and a spectrum of the object, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process based on the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that detects a target area from the image based on the learning feature quantity, the distance information, and the feature quantity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355588

Home appliance and home network system using the same

A home network system has a home appliance, a portable terminal to receive a control command associated with the home appliance, and an access point to allow the home appliance or the portable terminal to be connected to a wide area network (wan), wherein the access point notifies the home appliance of the connection of the portable terminal if the portable terminal connects to the access point, so that the home application detects that a user returns home and performs a certain operation as a user connects to the access point when returning home.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355577

Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method and computer program

In order to solve problems arising when a communication system such as a wireless lan is constructed as a decentralized distributed type network without a relationship of control station and controlled stations such as a master station and slave stations, in a wireless communication system composed of a plurality of communication stations without a relationship of control station and controlled stations, respective communication stations transmit beacons with information concerning a network written thereon with each other to construct the network, and it becomes possible to make sophisticated judgment such as communication states of other communication stations by those beacons.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355563

System and method for efficient l3 mobility in a wired/wireless network

A system and method for efficiently handling mobility events includes detecting a mobility event associated with a movement of a mobile unit from a first subnet to a second subnet, forming one or more first flow control messages for updating routing information associated with the mobility event, transmitting the one or more first flow control messages to a core router, forming one or more second flow control messages for disabling layer 2 learning, transmitting the one or more second flow control messages to one or more network switching devices in the first subnet, forming one or more third flow control messages including layer 2 switching instructions for directing network traffic to the mobile unit in the second subnet, and transmitting the one or more third flow control messages.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355475

System, devices and methods for facilitating coexistence of vlan labeling and fine-grained labeling rbridges

An example method for calculating a constrained distribution tree in a trill network including a plurality of vl and fgl rbridges can include learning an fgl multi-destination frame filtering capability of at least one of the fgl rbridges in the trill network, constructing a sub-graph including the fgl rbridges and associated links and calculating at least one sub-tree based on the sub-graph. The method can also include constructing a graph including vl rbridges, the fgl rbridges and associated links by adding links between the vl rbridges and the fgl rbridges. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355412

Computer implemented method for tracking and checking measures and computer programs thereof

A computer implemented method for tracking and checking measures and computer programs thereof. A master node receiving from a plurality of slaves nodes messages related with measures generated by the slaves nodes, the method including: capturing, a traffic driver unit, the messages sent by the slaves nodes and further sending them to a monitor unit; analyzing, the monitor unit, the received messages so as to detect, by a behavioral learning technique, anomalies in the messages; when an anomaly is detected, sending, the monitor unit, the detected anomaly to a regenerator unit for regenerating at least the detected anomaly by a prediction technique; and injecting, said traffic drive unit, measures regenerated by the regenerator unit to the transport network.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355404

Optical medium reproducing apparatus and optical medium reproducing method

An optical medium reproducing apparatus that optically reproduces an optical medium on which a plurality of tracks is formed in which a beam returning from the optical medium is divided into a first region of an outside portion and a second region of an inside region, according to the shape of the pupil of an object lens, and crosstalk between the tracks is reduced by using a first detection signal of the first region and a second detection signal of the second region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355314

Storage time control

We describe a method of controlling turn off time delay of a switching device of a switch mode power converter (smpc). The smpc has an inductive component comprising an input winding coupled to receive power from an input; and a switching device to, when on, conduct input winding current. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355216

Electronic device

The electronic device includes a first casing, a second casing, and a connecting member engaging with the first casing to allow the first casing to turn about a first axis of rotation, and engaging with the second casing to allow the second casing to turn about a second axis of rotation. When a turning angle is 0 or 360 degrees, a distance between the first and second axes of rotation equals to the sum of a half of the sum of the thicknesses of the first and second casings and a clearance between the first and second casings, and the first axis of rotation is arranged at a position shifted from the center of the first casing in a reference direction to the second casing side, by a half of a value calculated by subtracting the thickness of the first casing from the thickness of a first casing-side connecting portion.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140355052

Image forming apparatus and control method of image forming apparatus having a normal mode and a power saving mode

An image forming apparatus has a normal mode and a power saving mode. The image forming apparatus includes a printing portion for performing printing, a communication portion for performing a communication process, a system controller for performing operation control of the apparatus and a process concerning communication, and a power supply controller configured to supply power to the printing portion, the system controller, and the communication portion in the normal mode while in the power saving mode, to supply power to the communication portion but to stop power supply to the printing portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354820

System and method for live surveillance property monitoring

A system and method for live surveillance property monitoring comprises camera being installed strategically on a property under surveillance for capturing a video, a server for hosting a video management software and a video analytics software, network for providing data communication access, router for forwarding data over the network, display device for displaying said video, outdoor access panel for turning on and off the system and speaker for announcements wherein a virtual fence is superimposed on the video captured through the camera by the video analytics software. The video is forwarded by the router to the server through the network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354803

Information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and computer-readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus comprises projection means for projecting a projection pattern generated by a display device onto a target object by turning on a variable on/off light source; image capture means for capturing an image of the target object onto which the projection pattern is projected; calculation means for calculating an image capture period of said image capture means based on a response property of the display device and image capture characteristics of said image capture means; and control means for controlling to synchronize the image capture period of said image capture means and a projection period of said projection means by keeping the light source on during the image capture period.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354768

Socialized mobile photography

A system, method or computer readable storage device to enable mobile devices in capturing high quality photos by using both the rich context available from mobile devices and crowd-sourced social media on the web. Considering the flexible and adaptive adoption of photography principles with different content and context composition rules and exposure principles are learned from the community-contributed images. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354728

Liquid ejection apparatus

A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head; a first conveyor for conveying a recording medium in a first direction to a recording position; a second conveyor disposed downstream of the recording position; a third conveyor for returning the recording medium to the first conveyor; and a dryer disposed at a drying position located downstream of the recording position in the first direction. A controller controls: image recording on a first surface of the recording medium opposite its second surface (first processing); the second conveyor to convey the recorded recording medium in the first direction until its upstream edge portion reaches a downstream side of the drying position in the first direction (second processing); the second conveyor to convey the recording medium in a second direction (third processing); and image recording on the second surface (fourth processing). ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354712

Display device and method for driving the same

A display device that adopts a field sequential method and that is capable of achieving desired luminance while suppressing mixing of colors is provided. With respect to display of each color by a liquid crystal display device adopting a field sequential method, a period is provided for which light sources of each color remain turned on until a turning-off delay time has elapsed since an end timing of a subframe period. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354697

Analog interferometric modulator color calibration

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for calibration of analog display elements such as analog interferometric modulators (imods). In one aspect, display devices include both a light-turning layer and integrated color sensor in order to provide feedback on the operation of the display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354624

Systems and methods for display systems with dynamic power control

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

12/04/14 / #20140354601

Illumination device with metalized light-turning features

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a front illumination device with metalized light-turning features. In one aspect, an illumination device with integrated touch sensor capability includes a light guide having a metalized light-turning feature and an electrode system for sensing changes to the capacitance between electrodes in the electrode system induced by the proximity of an electrically conductive body, such as a human finger. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354535

System and method of display device

The invention proposes a system and method of a display device. When the distance between a user and the display device is too close or far, or the angle between the user and the display device slants too much, the display device sends out a command to inform the user to adjust the user's position while watching the display device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354522

Display device and driving method thereof

A method of driving an oled display includes: during a scanning period of a first frame, turning off a relay transistor and turning on a switching transistor to enable a second data voltage applied to a data line to be stored in a first capacitor; and during a light emitting period of the first frame, performing an operation to turn on a light emitting transistor and a compensation transistor to enable a voltage into which a first data voltage and a threshold voltage of a driving transistor are reflected to be applied to a second node for enabling the oled to emit light by a driving current which flows into a driving transistor. The scanning period and the light emitting period temporally overlap each other.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354450

Warning device

The warning device includes: a first detection section for detecting another vehicle that approaches from right rear of a host vehicle; a second detection section for detecting another vehicle that approaches from left rear of the host vehicle; a warning section for issuing a warning to inform a driver of the host vehicle of approach of another vehicle; and a control section for ordering the warning section to issue the warning when another vehicle is detected by the first detection section or the second detection section. In a case where a first other vehicle is detected by one of the first detection section and the second detection section and where a second other vehicle is detected thereafter by the other one of the first detection section and the second detection section when the host vehicle is reversed from a parked state, the control section extends issuance of the warning of the first vehicle for a specified time.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354420

Tire pressure monitoring system

A tire pressure monitoring system has a first abnormality determination means for determining a state to be normal, the normal state being when the front wheel air pressure is higher than a front wheel warning threshold 400 kpa and the rear wheel tire pressure is higher than a rear wheel warning threshold 240 kpa. The first abnormality determination means also turns on a warning light in the state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354347

Bipolar transistor, band-gap reference circuit and virtual ground reference circuit

The present invention provides a bipolar transistor, a method for forming the bipolar transistor, a method for turning on the bipolar transistor, and a band-gap reference circuit, virtual ground reference circuit and double band-gap reference circuit with the bipolar transistor. The bipolar transistor includes: a silicon-on-insulator wafer; a base area, an emitter area and a collector area; a base area gate dielectric layer on a top silicon layer and atop the base area; a base area control-gate on the base area gate dielectric layer; an emitter electrode connected to the emitter area via a first contact; a collector electrode connected to the collector area via a second contact; and a base area control-gate electrode connected to the base area control-gate via a third contact. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354119

Permanent magnet-type rotating machine

A permanent magnet-type rotating machine comprising: a rotor 24 which has permanent magnets 30 disposed thereon; a stator 40 which has electromagnets 48 disposed thereon; a positional information acquisition unit 60 that acquires positional information of permanent magnets 30; and an electromagnet controller 92 that turns on/off the electromagnets 48 based on the positional information, the electromagnet 48 includes a first electromagnetic coil 52 that excites the magnetic pole of the core 50 that faces the magnetic pole of the permanent magnet 30 to a polarity opposite to a polarity of the magnetic pole of the permanent magnet 30 and a second electromagnetic coil 54, that excites the magnetic pole of the core 50 that faces the magnetic pole of the permanent magnet 30 to the same polarity as a polarity of the magnetic pole of the permanent magnet 30, the first electromagnetic coil 52 and the second electromagnetic coil 54 are coaxially arranged, the electromagnet controller 92 turns on the second electromagnetic coil 54 in a period of time from turning on to turning off of the first electromagnetic coil 52 and turns on the first electromagnetic coil 52 before residual magnetism in the core 50 by the second electromagnetic coil 54 becomes zero after the second electromagnetic coil 54 is turned off, based on the positional information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354078

Multi-switching device and multi-switching method thereof

A multi-switching device and a multi-switching method thereof perform the following steps. A first control signal and a second control signal are received. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140354054

Control apparatus

A control apparatus is used for a power-supply apparatus with power-supply systems connected in parallel between a pair of power wires connected to a load. Each power-supply system has a series circuit of a battery and a contact of a relay. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353890

Buffering device for the operating mechanism of a switchgear, and method of lubrication thereof

A piston rod (15) and a first piston (13) are arranged in the interior of an external cylinder (11) and internal cylinder (12); a second piston for absorbing the change of volume of operating fluid (24) is also arranged therein. Also, a first return spring (18) for returning the piston rod (15) to the interruption position is provided and a second return spring (20) for returning the operating fluid 24 into the high-pressure chamber (25) by pressurizing the second piston (14) is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353889

Buffering device for the operating mechanism of a switchgear, and method of lubrication thereof

A piston rod (15) and a first piston (13) are arranged in the interior of an external cylinder (11) and internal cylinder (12); a second piston for absorbing the change of volume of operating fluid (24) is also arranged therein. Also, a first return spring (18) for returning the piston rod (15) to the interruption position is provided and a second return spring (20) for returning the operating fluid 24 into the high-pressure chamber (25) by pressurizing the second piston (14) is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353888

Buffering device for the operating mechanism of a switchgear, and method of lubrication thereof

A piston rod (15) and a first piston (13) are arranged in the interior of an external cylinder (11) and internal cylinder (12); a second piston for absorbing the change of volume of operating fluid (24) is also arranged therein. Also, a first return spring (18) for returning the piston rod (15) to the interruption position is provided and a second return spring (20) for returning the operating fluid 24 into the high-pressure chamber (25) by pressurizing the second piston (14) is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353774

Methods for stiction reduction in mems sensors

A method of the invention includes reducing stiction of a mems device by providing a conductive path for electric charge collected on a bump stop formed on a substrate. The bump stop is formed by depositing and patterning a dielectric material on the substrate, and the conductive path is provided by a conductive layer deposited on the bump stop. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353498

System and method of sem overlay metrology

The present disclosure is directed to a method of performing sem overlay metrology with scan direction substantially aligned with or parallel to feature placement or patterning of overlay target structures. By scanning target structures in the same or similar direction to the feature placement, blurring at the edges of interest is avoided and a line-to-line or edge-to-edge offset between pattern elements is less susceptible to error from blurring at scanned edges of interest. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353443

Load bearing structure for a large-scale vehicle

A load bearing structure for a large-scale vehicle includes a base and a return unit. The base includes a mounting seat and a side-skirt connecting member which has a pivot portion pivoted to the mounting seat. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353086

Buffering device for the operating mechanism of a switchgear, and method of lubrication thereof

A piston rod (15) and a first piston (13) are arranged in the interior of an external cylinder (11) and internal cylinder (12); a second piston for absorbing the change of volume of operating fluid (24) is also arranged therein. Also, a first return spring (18) for returning the piston rod (15) to the interruption position is provided and a second return spring (20) for returning the operating fluid 24 into the high-pressure chamber (25) by pressurizing the second piston (14) is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353048

Technology and methods of on-board vehicle occupant accurate weighing by a simplified weighing apparatus based on weighing moderator and its applications in on-board occupant weighing systems

An on-board vehicle occupant weighing technology includes a simplified vehicle occupant weighing apparatus based on the discovered horwest effect and weighing moderator. The simplified weighing apparatus utilizes a weighing unit connected to the car seat of the vehicle occupant and a further weighing moderator, which provides convenient weighing of the foot part of the occupant's body by the same weighing unit that is connected to the car seat. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140353005

Method of making microwave and millimeterwave electronic circuits by laser patterning of unfired low temperature co-fired ceramic (ltcc) substrates

Disclosed are methods of using a laser to pattern unfired, screen printed metallization on unfired (green) ltcc tape material by a subtractive process especially on the internal layers of an ltcc circuit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352984

Method and apparatus for using pressure cycling and cold liquid co2 for releasing natural gas from coal and shale formations

A method and apparatus for sequestering carbon dioxide (co2) gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using co2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing it to produce cold liquid pressurized co2, and injecting the cold liquid co2 under pressure to create fractures within the formation and causing the co2 to be adsorbed into the coal or gas shale and natural gas (ch4) to be desorbed, released and recovered. A special pressure cycling process is used to enable the pressure within the formation to be increased and decreased, including allowing the liquid co2 to change phase to a gaseous co2, and injecting the liquid co2 under pressure repeatedly, which causes greater expansion of the proliferation zone within the formation, and more efficiently releases ch4.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352732

Solids removal apparatus

An apparatus for cleaning a vessel, the apparatus comprising: a housing (1) having an inlet (27) for receiving a pressurised fluid and an outlet (2) for fluidly connecting the housing to the vessel; a cleaning apparatus arranged to spray pressurised fluid inside the vessel; an outlet for fluid returning from the vessel; and flow control means for controlling the supply of pressurised fluid to the housing and cleaning apparatus and the flow of fluid returning from the vessel through the outlet such that a pressure envelope can be maintained around the housing and vessel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352596

Anchor reeling

Apparatus for anchor line reeling to raise or lower an anchor using a cranked reel employing a clutch bearing and a drag, which drag is controllably released by reverse rotation of the crank. An additional reel drag is used to prevent reel overturning when the anchor is lowered and hits bottom.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352582

Biomass combustion burner, biomass-mixed fired boiler, and biomass fuel combustion method

The present invention provides a biomass combustion burner applied to a pulverized coal-fired boiler to burn biomass fuel, a biomass-mixed fired boiler that reduces an amount of co2 derived from fossil fuels, and a method for burning biomass fuel using the foregoing. The biomass combustion burner includes a biomass fuel jet nozzle having a fuel jet port that jets biomass fuel conveyed by primary air; a secondary air nozzle having a secondary air jet port that surrounds the fuel jet port; and a tertiary air nozzle having a tertiary air jet port that surrounds the secondary air jet port. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352520

Apparatus, system and method for teaching music and other art forms

An apparatus, system and method are disclosed for teaching musical instruction. The invention disclosed includes providing music instruction based upon a student's ability and preferred most dynamic efficient method of learning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352476

Apparatus for returning transmission to primary mode

An apparatus for returning a transmission to a primary mode is provided. The apparatus includes a shift lever that is configured to shift a transmission and a motor that is configured to provide driving force to move the shift lever. ... Corning Incorporated

12/04/14 / #20140352309

Fuel cell hybrid system

Provided is a fuel cell hybrid system. The fuel cell hybrid system includes a heat engine including a compression unit for compressing an oxidizer supply gas including air and an expansion unit for expanding the oxidizer supply gas to generate mechanical energy, a fuel cell including an anode for receiving a fuel gas, a cathode for receiving the oxidizer supply gas, and a catalytic combustor for burning a non-reaction fuel gas of an anode exhaust gas exhausted from the anode to heat the oxidizer supply gas, a first heat exchanger heat-exchanging the oxidizer supply gas discharged from the compression unit with a cathode exhaust gas exhausted from the cathode, and a second heat exchanger heat-exchanging the oxidizer supply gas discharged from the first heat exchanger with the oxidizer supply gas discharged from the catalytic combustor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351938

Server based malware screening

An internet infrastructure is provided to transfer a packet of data between a client device and source device. The infrastructure consists of a support server that screens the packet for malware codes on behalf of a registered client. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351642

System and methods for automated plant asset failure detection

A system for performing failure signature recognition training for at least one unit of equipment. The system includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351374

Delayed actions for a decentralized system of learning devices

An embodiment delay device for use within a decentralized system of learning device delays broadcast messages to introduce a time shift into events. The delay device may receive a first message from a triggering device, generate a first pattern using at least a first event based on the received first message, determine whether the first pattern matches a known trigger pattern, wait a predetermined delay period in response to determining that the first pattern matches the known trigger pattern, and broadcast a second message in response to the predetermined delay period expiring. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351285

Platform and method for analyzing electric power system data

Disclosed are a platform and method for analyzing electric power system data. The platform uses a cloud-distributed database to store data to be processed, performs, based on a received operating command, immediate inquiry and/or multi-dimensional analysis and/or machine learning and the like on the data to be processed so as to analyze said data, and achieves knowledge mining of said data through machine learning algorithm analysis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351269

Ability banks in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating ability banks in a modular learning system. Learning applications, each associated with metadata describing scoring metrics, are stored in the modular learning system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351260

Encrypted search acceleration

Techniques are disclosed for using a false positive-prone data structure to store normalization data for use in an encrypted search context. A file host server in a cloud provider network may provide search functionality for a user's encrypted data by use of a search index. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351247

Method and server for searching information

The present application provides method of searching information. The method comprises: performing a searching request based on a searching request including one or more query words from a user terminal and initially ranking all the searched items; evaluating the position click ratio of each ranking position with respect to the query words; calculating a compensation factor of respective ranking position by dividing the evaluated position clicks ratio of each ranking position by the evaluated position clicks ratio of the first ranking positions; obtaining a ranking score of each initially ranked item by dividing the item clicks ratio of each initially ranked item by the compensation factor corresponding to the ranking positions of the initially ranked item; and re-ranking all the initially ranked items in descending order based on the ranking scores and then returning the re-ranked items to the user terminal.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351229

Efficient data compression and analysis as a service

Data may be efficiently analyzed and compressed as part of a data compression service. A data compression request may be received from a client indicating data to be compressed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351227

Distributed feature collection and correlation engine

A distributed feature collection and correlation engine is provided, feature extraction comprises obtaining one or more data records; extracting information from the one or more data records based on domain knowledge; transforming the extracted information into a key/value pair comprised of a key k and a value v, wherein the key comprises a feature identifier; and storing the key/value pair in a feature store database if the key/value pair does not already exist in the feature store database using a de-duplication mechanism. Features extracted from data records can be queried by obtaining a feature store database comprised of the extracted features stored as a key/value pair comprised of a key k and a value v, wherein the key comprises a feature identifier; receiving a query comprised of at least one query key; retrieving values from the feature store database that match the query key; and returning one or more retrieved key/value pairs.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351226

Distributed feature collection and correlation engine

A distributed feature collection and correlation engine is provided, feature extraction comprises obtaining one or more data records; extracting information from the one or more data records based on domain knowledge; transforming the extracted information into a key/value pair comprised of a key k and a value v, wherein the key comprises a feature identifier; and storing the key/value pair in a feature store database if the key/value pair does not already exist in the feature store database using a de-duplication mechanism. Features extracted from data records can be queried by obtaining a feature store database comprised of the extracted features stored as a key/value pair comprised of a key k and a value v, wherein the key comprises a feature identifier; receiving a query comprised of at least one query key; retrieving values from the feature store database that match the query key; and returning one or more retrieved key/value pairs.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351185

Machine learning memory management and distributed rule evaluation

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to management of evaluated rule data sets. Specifically, a unreduced evaluated rule data set may contain a number of items to be compared or analyzed according to a number of rules, and may also contain the results of such analysis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351182

Modifying learning capabilities of learning devices

Various embodiments for modifying learning capabilities within a decentralized system of learning devices, a method including receiving, at a learning device, a signal from a nearby device, determining whether the received signal is a learning modifier signal based on data within the received signal, and modifying one or more of the learning capabilities in response to determining that the received signal is the learning modifier signal. The method may further include determining whether subsequent learning modifier signals are received, and resetting the modified one or more of the learning capabilities in response to determining that the subsequent learning modifier signals are not received. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351181

Requesting proximate resources by learning devices

Various embodiments for a learning device to improve the performance of learned behaviors by requesting information from proximate devices within a decentralized system including a learning device method for generating, by the learning device, a first pattern based upon one or more obtained events, determining whether the first pattern exactly matches a known second pattern, determining whether the first pattern matches the second pattern within a predefined threshold in response to determining that the first pattern does not exactly match the second pattern, identifying a missing event of the second pattern in response to determining that the first pattern matches the second pattern within the predefined threshold, and broadcasting, by the learning device, a message requesting data related to the identified missing event. Data received in response to request messages may be used to recognize that the known second pattern is matched.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351180

Learning device with continuous configuration capability

An embodiment method for continuous configuration of learning devices includes operations for storing, by a learning device within a decentralized system of a plurality of learning devices, events obtained while in a monitoring mode, activating a triggered mode for a reflex when at least one of the stored events corresponds to a trigger pattern, determining whether the reflex has a trigger weight exceeding a trigger weight threshold, conducting the predetermined action associated with the reflex when the trigger weight exceeds the trigger weight threshold, obtaining at least one additional event while in the triggered mode, adjusting the trigger weight of the reflex when the at least one additional event corresponds to a correction pattern or a reward pattern occurring in response to conducting the predetermined action, and creating a second reflex when the at least one additional event does not correspond to a known pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351179

Information push method and apparatus

The present invention is applicable to the field of information processing technologies, and provides an information push method and apparatus. The method includes: acquiring historical behavior information of a user from a social data source; dividing, according to a preset rule, the acquired historical behavior information into one or more documents related to user behavior information; obtaining a model according to the document and by using a statistical learning method; and generating push information based on the model, and sending the push information to a client where a corresponding user is located. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351177

System for predicting thickness of battery and method for predicting thickness of battery

A system for predicting the thickness of a battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery thickness predicting system includes a learning data input unit for receiving data on a previously manufactured battery. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351176

Active learning on statistical server name extraction from information technology (it) service tickets

Access is obtained to a plurality of information technology services problem tickets. At least a first subset of the tickets include free text tickets with server names embedded in unstructured text fields. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351167

System and method for improving rating and modeling of asset backed securities

The present invention provides a computer-based system for evaluating risk in asset backed securities (abs) comprising: a database containing data associated with an asset pool of an abs; a computer having a processor for executing software and being adapted to establish a communication link with an external provider of electronic data and to receive a first data set associated with an asset pool of an abs, the first data set including credit score data related to the asset pool; and a migratory pattern predictive model application executed by the processor and adapted to analyze at least a part of the first data set, including the credit score data, and to determine a rating concerning the relative risk associated with the abs.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351157

Learning identity management in a modular learning system

A system and method are disclosed for updating learner identity items in a modular learning system. Identity items associated with a plurality of learning users are stored in the modular learning system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351100

Microlearning marketplace in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for managing a learning marketplace in a modular learning system. The modular learning system maintains a plurality of listing items in a learning application marketplace. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351083

Systems and methods for providing a software license

Included are embodiments for providing a software license. Some embodiments include providing a closed network marketplace that includes a plurality of pieces of licensed software, receiving an indication from a user computing device to acquire a desired licensed software from the closed network marketplace, sending the desired licensed software to the user computing device, and receiving data from an agent application, the agent application causing the user computing device to monitor use of the desired licensed software on the user computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140351010

System and method of democratizing power to create a meta-exchange

The present invention provides a system and method for providing democratizing power in a power grid system. In architecture, the system includes a module for receiving a plurality of user preferences concerning load shedding using a graphical user interface, and a module for implementing the user preferences during a grid irregularity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350987

Hierarchical relationships between learners in a modular learning system

A system and method for establishing hierarchical relationships between learning users is disclosed. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system and include metadata defining performance metrics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350982

Tutor registration and recommendation systems and methods in a modular learning system

A modular learning system registers tutors for association with various learning applications. The tutor provides identity items and tutoring preferences to the modular learning system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350960

Interactive testing system for analysing biological samples

The invention relates to a system and a method for health monitoring service based on a central server. Measurements of biological samples (e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350911

Apparatus for allocating functions to each of electronic control units of a vehicle

An ecu (electronic control unit) evaluation apparatus, for use in vehicle design, allocates functions appropriately to respective ecus of a vehicle. The function allocation can be performed based on user-specified priority aspect(s) in conjunction with stored information concerning the respective functions and information concerning the ecus, such as installation positions on the vehicle, mechanical and electrical specifications of component parts of ecus, etc.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350900

Simulation system and method thereof and computing system including the simulation system

In a simulation system and method thereof, the simulation includes, when a function value for a nominal point (np) of an input is a first value, running a first simulation on the input; and when the function value for the np of the input is a second value different from the first value, running a second simulation on the input. Here, the running of the second simulation may include (a) setting a boundary of an input distribution for the second value as a first distribution value, (b) generating input samples within the set boundary of the input distribution, (c) obtaining a worst case point (wcp) for the input by performing machine learning on the generated input samples, and (d) repeatedly performing the steps (a) to (c) while shifting the boundary of the input distribution until the boundary of the input distribution reaches a minimum critical value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350790

Vehicle safety arrangement and method

Embodiments herein relate to a vehicle safety arrangement and method for preventing or mitigating accidents when turning across lanes with oncoming traffic in a vehicle including an electrical power assisted steering (epas). Oncoming traffic in one or more adjacent lanes and other vehicles approaching from behind are detected by forward and rearward looking detection systems respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350775

Vehicle diagnostic system, vehicle diagnostic method, and external diagnostic device

In a vehicle diagnostic system and a vehicle diagnostic method, malfunction codes recorded in each ecu in a vehicle include idle stop malfunction codes that disallow idle stop, and a non-idle stop malfunction code that does not disallow idle stop. The idle stop malfunction codes include: a first idle stop malfunction code that operates a warning light provided corresponding to a specific ecu; and a second idle stop malfunction code that does not operate the relevant warning light. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350771

Driverless vehicle with steering wheel

A driverless vehicle capable of being steered, and includes a number of driven wheels, a steering linkage assembly, and a steering controlling system. The steering controlling system includes a steering wheel, a number of light receivers, a fixing ring, a number of light emitters, a controller, and a processor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350765

Electric-vehicle control device

An electric-vehicle control device includes a light-load-regeneration control operation unit performing a control operation for returning, to an overhead wire, regenerative power generated by a motor driven by an inverter that converts voltage of a filter capacitor, which accumulates electric power supplied from the overhead wire, into desired alternating-current voltage. The light-load-regeneration control operation unit includes a proportional control system calculating, based on a filter capacitor voltage efc, vecesl for suppressing regenerative torque of the motor and a regenerative-power control system calculating, based on regenerative power, which is calculated using an overhead wire voltage es and an overhead wire current is, and a torque pattern ptrn serving as a torque command, wefclmp for suppressing the regenerative torque of the motor, and the regenerative torque of the motor is controlled using output of the sum of vecesl and wefclmp as a torque control amount (a torque reduction amount).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350764

Plug-in hybrid vehicle

In an electric-mileage learning when a running mode of a plug-in hybrid vehicle is a cd mode, acquisition of information for the electric-mileage learning is not performed in the case where the running mode is changed from the cd mode to a cs mode during one trip even when the running mode is changed to the cd mode afterward. The electric-mileage learning is performed by calculating a trip electric mileage using only information acquired in the cd mode before a change to the cs mode for the first time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350760

Fuel cell vehicle

An object of the present invention is to reduce power consumption in a storage apparatus that forms a control purpose power supply while making it possible to detect hydrogen, which has been leaked from a fuel cell system during running, even after stopping the vehicle. To accomplish this object, the power supply for a vehicle controller (23) is maintained by allowing a self-holding relay (35) to stay on even after turning off an ignition switch (11). ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350757

Vehicle control apparatus and control method for hybrid vehicle for railroad

In a vehicle control apparatus, a system controller that overall controls an engine controller and a converter controller is provided. The system controller drives, through the converter controller, a generator with a generator-rotational-speed command value ωc_ref1 smaller than idling maintenance minimum rotational speed ωe_idol_min of an engine, starts, through the engine controller, fuel injection to the engine after elapse of a predetermined time, and, when the rotational speed of the engine reaches a predetermined rotational speed threshold ωe_th that is larger than the generator-rotational-speed command value ωe_ref and smaller than the idling maintenance minimum rotational speed ωe_idol_min, outputs, to a converter, a gate cutoff signal gstop for turning off energization to the generator.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350720

Home medication manager

A portable self medication management system and method comprising at least a plurality of receptacles, a scanner, a display screen, a housing for a compact electronic box, a compact electronic box and a processor to acquire medication information from a medication container, determine whether the medication information exists in a first database, if the medication information does not exist in the first database, associate the medication information with a location information comprising a receptacle and store the medication information and the location information in the first database, indicate the location information, and confirm placement of the medication container in the associated receptacle, notify a user to administer the medication held in the medication container, and request the user to scan the medication container of the notified medication, detect retrieval of an incorrect medication container from the plurality of receptacles, and issue a warning of the detection, and provide instructions for administering the medication.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350557

External fixator system

An external fixator system comprising at least two fixation plates which are arranged at a distance to each another, at least one adjustable length strut having a first end region and a second end region which are in connection with the fixation plates and at least one actuation unit to adjust the length of the strut in order to adjust the distance and/or orientation between the fixation plates. The actuation unit is in a fixed connection with at least one of the fixation plates as well as with at least one of the end regions of the respective strut in order to connect the strut with the fixation plate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350547

Catheter with omni-directional optical lesion evaluation

A catheter is adapted to ablate tissue and provide lesion qualitative information on a real time basis, having an ablation tip section with a generally omni-directional light diffusion chamber with one openings to allow light energy in the chamber to radiate the tissue and return to the chamber. The chamber is irrigated at a positive pressure differential to continuously flush the opening with fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350324

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

11/27/14 / #20140350305

Hydroformylation process

Disclosed is an improved exothermic hydroformylation process having at least two reaction stages. Cooling is provided by externally cooling a stream of reaction mixture from one of the stages, dividing the cooled stream into at least two cooled reaction mixture streams; transferring one cooled reaction mixture stream back into the same reaction stage from which it was removed to cool the reaction mixture in that reaction stage; and transferring at least one cooled reaction mixture stream(s) into and through heat exchange means that cool a different reaction stage, and returning it to the same reaction stage from which it was removed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350116

Uses of histone acetyltransferase activators

The invention provides methods for enhancing histone acylation, learning, memory and/or cognition in subjects with compound (i) or compositions comprising compound (i), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350094

Solid composition containing catechins

A solid composition which contains a large amount of catechins and has solved problems concerning quality and producibility for exerting useful action and effects derived from catechins. The solid composition contains catechins and glycerol.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350029

Lurasidone novel dosage regimens and use thereof for the treatment, prevention, and/or management of at least one cns disorder

Dosage regimens for at least one compound chosen from iurasidone and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, clathrates, and stereoisomers thereof are disclosed as are kits and methods for treatment and/or prevention of at least one cns disorder such as, for example, mixed depression and bipolar disorder, and management of at least one cns disorder, such as improving quality of life and reversing impairment in learning and memory associated with schizophrenia, comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of at least one compound chosen from lurasidone and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, clathrates, and stereoisomers thereof.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350025

Compounds for the treatment of cns disorders

According to one aspect of the invention the new compounds are for use as medicaments or for the manufacture of medicaments, in particular medicaments for the treatment of conditions concerning deficits in perception, concentration, learning or memory. The new compounds are also for the manufacture of medicaments and/or for use in the treatment of e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140350008

2-heteroaryl carboxamides

The invention relates to novel 2-heteroaryl carboxamides and to the use thereof for producing medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases and for improving perception, concentration, learning and/or memory.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349992

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

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

11/27/14 / #20140349838

Method for regeneration of exhaust gas treatment catalyst, and exhaust gas treatment cataylst produced using the method

A regenerated exhaust gas treatment catalyst regenerated by: a used catalyst coarse grinding step (s1) for coarsely grinding a used exhaust gas treatment catalyst; a separation step (s2) separating a coarsely ground material into coarse pieces and a fine powder; a used catalyst fine grinding step (s3); steps (s4) to (s7) for kneading the fine powder together with other raw materials, molding a kneaded material, and drying and burning a molded material to produce a base material; a fresh catalyst grinding step (s8); a slurry formation step (s9); a slurry coating step (s10) coating the surface of the base material with the slurry solution; and a coating drying step (s11) and a coating burning step (s12) for drying the base material that has been coated with the slurry solution and burning the base material at a temperature higher than that employed in the production of the exhaust gas treatment catalyst.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349822

Walkbuddy

The walkbuddy is the world's answer to a total fitness work out. Simple simultaneous movement while holding the walkbuddy and walking, running, sitting or standing you can achieve an improvement in posture, muscle tone, reduce inches from your body and increase heart rate causing fat burning results. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349678

Wireless telecommunications location based services scheme selection

An intelligent system for choosing selection schemes to be tried in a predetermined order for determining the location of a wireless mobile client, including retrieving a last known position record from a cache, checking serving network capability, choosing an initial selection scheme according to parameters including at least the required response time and the requested location method, including a method employing navigational satellites, attempting to retrieve a current position record, trying successive untried selection schemes in turn according to a predetermined algorithm if no current position record has been retrieved, and returning the current position record and updating the last known position record, or returning an error if no current position record has been retrieved, and returning the last known position record if an error has been returned, the last known position record exists in the cache and the last known position record has not expired.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349671

Indoor positioning with assistance data learning

Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for determining a position of a mobile device in a network service area are described. An example of a method for determining the position of the mobile device includes receiving a positioning request for the position of the mobile device and, in response to receiving the positioning request, receiving signal characteristic measurements, estimating an a priori mobile device position area based on the signal characteristic measurements, determining a selected ad model, and determining the position of the mobile device using the selected ad model.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349565

Critical parameter monitoring system for improving the safety of personnel operating in hazardous areas

A critical parameter monitoring system for improving the safety of personnel working in a remotely located hazardous location possibly containing combustible materials include an oxygen and a temperature sensor carried by the personnel. The sensors are connected to a centrally located processor which displays the oxygen level and temperature present at the sensors and issues a warning when the measured parameters exceed preset levels. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349488

Etching gas

Disclosed is an etching gas provided containing chf2cof. The etching gas may contain, as an additive, at least one kind of gas selected from o2, o3, co, co2, f2, nf3, cl2, br2, i2, xfn (in this formula, x represents cl, i or br. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349439

Electronic device, method of manufacturing the same, and camera

A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes forming a structure including a member, and a first film arranged on at least a surface of the member, the member including an insulating film, a passivation film arranged on the insulating film and having an upper surface, and a trench positioned from the passivation film to the insulating film; forming a second film to cover the first film; and patterning the second film by a photolithography process using a photomask. In the forming the second film, an alignment mark including a concave portion corresponding to the trench is formed in a region above the trench in the second film. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349434

Internal electrical contact for enclosed mems devices

A method of fabricating electrical connections in an integrated mems device is disclosed. The method comprises forming a mems wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349427

Enhanced performance active pixel array and epitaxial growth method for achieving the same

Methods are described to utilize relatively low cost substrates and processing methods to achieve enhanced emissive imager pixel performance via selective epitaxial growth. An emissive imaging array is coupled with one or more patterned compound semiconductor light emitting structures grown on a second patterned and selectively grown compound semiconductor template article. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349324

Soluble st2 as a marker for risk of mortality in hiv-infected subjects

The present invention relates to materials and methods concerning the il-1 receptor family protein st2. Use of soluble st2 as a marker for cardiovascular disease or disease outcome is provided, in particular as a marker of the risk of mortality.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349272

Method for evaluating performance of a user on an e-learning system

Method and system for evaluating performance a user on an e-learning system is disclosed. A capturing module is configured to capture activity data related to a plurality of entities from the user in un-structured form wherein the activity data comprises a transactional data and a log data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349270

Learning interfaces for learning applications in a modular learning system

A modular learning system provides interfaces to a user device for performing a learning application. The modular learning system receives a performance request from a learning user to perform an application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349269

Signaling device for teaching learning devices

Various embodiments for conducting proxy teaching for learning devices within a decentralized system, including an embodiment method with operations for obtaining, by a teacher signaling device, objectives data related to activities of one or more of the learning devices, generating, by the teacher signaling device, teaching routines based on the obtained objectives data, and broadcasting, by the teacher signaling device, teaching signals configured to teach one or more of the learning devices based on the generated teaching routines. Other embodiments may obtain objectives data by requesting reflex information from the learning devices or intercepting event report messages transmitted by the learning devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349260

Promises tracking device and method thereof for enhancement of behavior control

A method of tracking promises from a user, which includes the steps of providing a learning and training phase to the user for learning promise techniques, recording a plurality of viable promises made by the user in a chainlike manner to form a promise chain; guiding the user to keep each of the viable promises from the promise chain; and determining a promise score of the user regarding to the promise chain, which is an incentive to motivate the user to keep the promise score as high as possible, wherein when one of the viable promises is broken, the promise chain is then broken to have a negative affect on the promise score.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349257

Smart watch and food utensil for monitoring food consumption

This invention is a device and system for monitoring a person's food consumption comprising: a wearable sensor that automatically collects data to detect eating events; a smart food utensil, probe, or dish that collects data concerning the chemical composition of food which the person is prompted to use when an eating event is detected; and a data analysis component that analyzes chemical composition data to estimate the types and amounts of foods, ingredients, nutrients, and/or calories consumed by the person. In an example, the wearable sensor can be part of a smart watch or smart bracelet. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349086

Photo-curable composition and patterning method using the same

The photo-curable composition contains a polymerizable monomer (a), a polymerization initiator (b), and a fluorine-containing surfactant (c). A photo-cured product of the photo-curable composition has a water contact angle of 74 degrees or less.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349085

Method of fabricating 3d nanostructured metal oxides using proximity-field nanopatterning and atomic layer deposition

The present invention is 3d nanostructured porous metal oxide and the method of fabricating said metal oxide, wherein said method is comprising the steps of: (a) spin-coating with photoresist onto substrate; (b) forming periodic 3d porous nanostructure patterned pore in said photoresist using proximity-field nanopatterning; (c) impregnating metal oxide into said 3d pore of photoresist having said periodic 3d pore pattern as template via atomic layered deposition (ald) with metal precursor; and (d) obtaining 3d nanostructured porous metal oxide having the inverse shape of said template by removing said photoresist template.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140349078

Aerogel-based mold for mems fabrication and formation thereof

The invention is directed to a patterned aerogel-based layer that serves as a mold for at least part of a microelectromechanical feature. The density of an aerogel is less than that of typical materials used in mems fabrication, such as poly-silicon, silicon oxide, single-crystal silicon, metals, metal alloys, and the like. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348665

Pin-fin array

The present application provides an airfoil with a cooling flow therein. The airfoil may include an internal cooling passage, a number of cooling holes in communication with the internal cooling passage, and a number of pin-fins positioned within the internal cooling passage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348594

Fire, dust and erosion suppression product and method

A method of preventing burning of flammable materials near a wildfire has the steps of a. Providing gluten; b. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348420

Method and system for automatic selection of one or more image processing algorithm

Disclosed is a method and system for automatic algorithm selection for image processing. The invention discloses the method and system for automatically selecting the correct algorithm(s) for a varying requirement of the image for processing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348290

Apparatus and method for low capacitance packaging for direct conversion x-ray or gamma ray detector

A direct-conversion x-ray detector includes one or more detector modules. The detector modules can include a substrate, one or more sensor tiles, and one or more photon-counting application specific integrated circuit (asic). ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348278

Using multiple oscillators across a sub-network for improved holdover

A method and system are provided for improving maintenance of timing information when a node enters holdover due to a lost connection between a sub-network and a reference clock. Each node within the sub-network sends information concerning the drift of its local oscillator to a single node, and the single node uses this information to determine timing information for the entire sub-network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348242

Image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and method and program therefor

In disparity-compensated prediction, the precision of prediction vectors is improved even if a prediction method different from disparity-compensated prediction is utilized for blocks around a block to be coded. An image coding apparatus (100) codes a plurality of viewpoint images captured from different viewpoints. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348170

Scalable forwarding table with overflow address learning

A node is configured to receive a packet from a host device, where the packet includes a source address associated with the host device; determine that the source address is not stored by the node; generate one or more logical distances, associated with one or more nodes, based on the source address and a respective address associated with each of the nodes; determine that another node is associated with a shortest logical distance, of the one or more logical distances; and transmit the source address to the other node based on the determination that the other node is associated with the shortest logical distance, where transmitting the source address allows the other node to store the source address or enables further nodes to obtain the source address from the other node.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348166

Optimal forwarding for trill fine-grained labeling and vxlan interworking

An example method for determining an optimal forwarding path across a network having vxlan gateways configured to implement both fgl networking and vxlan capabilities can include learning rbridge nicknames associated with the vxlan gateways in the network. Additionally, the method can include determining a path cost over the fgl network between each of the vxlan gateways and a source node and a path cost over the vxlan between each of the vxlan gateways and a destination node. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348151

Intelligent delivery agent for short message distribution center

A message distribution center (mdc) and intelligent delivery agent are implemented in a wireless internet gateway interposed between content providers and a wireless carrier to subjectively examine and direct messages via smtp based on desired rules (e.g., non-peak hours, paying subscribers only, etc.) using standard smtp gateway and other well-known protocols. The mdc includes an individual queue for each subscriber, and the provider is informed through conventional smtp protocol messages that the short message has been accepted. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348072

Scheduling modification for expected public warning system message

One aspect provides a modem for use at a terminal. The modem comprises a first interface and a processing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140348010

Methods and apparatus for improving call performance by enabling uplink transmissions during poor downlink radio conditions

Apparatus and methods of improving call performance by enabling/continuing uplink transmissions during poor downlink radio conditions. The apparatus and methods further include monitoring, by a user equipment (ue), downlink (dl) signal conditions associated with a serving node b. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347995

Processing packets by a network device

A method and apparatus for performing a lookup in a switching device of a packet switched network where the lookup includes a plurality of distinct operations each of which returns a result that includes a pointer to a next operation in a sequence of operations for the lookup. The method includes determining a first lookup operation to be executed, executing the first lookup operation including returning a result and determining if the result includes a pointer to another lookup operation in the sequence of operations. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347883

Backlight module

A backlight module including a light guiding plate, a light source and a block is provided. The light guiding plate includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, a light incident surface connecting to the first surface and the second surface, and a side surface opposite to the light incident surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347754

Adjusting assembly for a lens of a camera

An adjusting assembly for a lens of a camera has a hollow housing with a mounting portion, at least one driving ring mounted around the lens, at least one turning rod mounted through the mounting portion and engaging with the at least one driving ring, and at least one limiting ring. The at least one limiting ring is embedded in the mounting portion of the housing and prevents the at least one turning rod from dropping out of the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347641

Device, lithographic apparatus, method for guiding radiation and device manufacturing method

A device having a waveguide formed of a continuous body of material that is transparent to radiation that passes through the waveguide, wherein the body has an input surface and an output surface, and a cooler configured to cool the input surface and/or the output surface. An exposure apparatus having a programmable patterning device that comprises a plurality of radiation emitters, configured to provide a plurality of radiation beams; and a projection system, comprising a stationary part and a moving part, configured to project the plurality of radiation beams onto locations on a target that are selected based on a pattern, wherein at least one of the radiation emitters comprises a waveguide configured to output a radiation beam that comprises unpolarized and/or circularly polarized radiation.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347511

Methods and systems for confidence-based image processing

A system and method for triggering image re-capture in image processing by receiving a first image captured using a first mode, performing a computer vision task on the first image to produce a first result, generating a confidence score of the first result using a machine learning technique, triggering an image re-capture using a second mode in response to the confidence score of the first result, and performing the computer vision task on a result of the image recapture using the second mode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347395

Augmented reality methods and systems including optical merging of a plurality of component optical images

The present disclosure provides augmented reality methods and systems where two or more component optical images are optically overlaid via one or more beam splitters to form composite optical images. In some embodiments a second component optical image is an electronic optical image (an image from an electronically controlled emission source) while the first component optical image is one of a physical optical image (an image of a physical object from which diffuse reflection occurs), an electronic optical image, an emission optical image (an image from a non-electronic source that emits radiation), or a hybrid optical image (composed, of at least two of a physical optical image, and electronic optical image, or an emission optical image). ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347331

Controlling real-time compression detection

A detection learning module is used for enabling and/or disabling real-time compression detection by maintaining a history of real-time compression detection success for sampled data. The enabling or disabling of the real-time compression detection is based on a detection benefit function derived from a set of calculated heuristics indicating the real-time compression detection success on input streams.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347327

Touch pen structure

The present invention provides a touch pen structure, especially to a touch pen structure which can be used for replacing fingers to operate a touch screen, which includes: a main body, at least a pen core, an electric conductive touch sleeve and an end cap. The electric conductive touch sleeve and the pen core are installed at the same end, thereby being enabled to be directly used for sliding and pressing on a touch panel and also writing on paper without turning the main body.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347282

Method and apparatus for displaying view mode using face recognition

A method for displaying screen data according to determination of a view mode in a portable terminal, and an apparatus thereof, are provided. The method includes detecting an orientation change event of the portable terminal in a displayed state of the screen data, turning-on a camera module when the orientation change event is detected, determining an orientation of eyes of a user through face detection from an image captured by the camera module, determining a view mode of the portable terminal according to an orientation of the portable terminal and the orientation of the eyes of the user, and displaying screen data according to the determined view mode.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347255

Switch structure and method of charging and discharing scan lines of an led display

A method to eliminate caterpillar phenomenon in a scanning led display is disclosed, wherein each scan line comprises a usw(n) for charging the scan line(n) and a dsw(n) for discharging the scan line(n), the method comprising: turning on the usw(n) to charge the scan line(n) for a first time interval; turning on the dsw(n) to discharge the scan line(n) for a second pre-determined time interval; and turning off the dsw(n) after the second pre-determined time interval is elapsed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347191

Indication apparatus

An indication apparatus includes a square tub-shaped housing having at least one transparent side surface formed of a transparent member, an indication panel that is disposed on the transparent side surface and includes one or more indicator designs, a wiring board that includes one or more light sources corresponding to the one or more indicator designs and an electric circuit for turning the one or more light sources on/off, wherein the wiring board is inserted and received in the housing through an opening of a tub end of the housing, and a sponge light-shielding wall that is adhered on a surface of the wiring board for surrounding at least a portion of outer circumferential sides of at least one target light source of the one or more light sources.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140347184

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

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

11/27/14 / #20140347179

Wireless warning light programming

An example system for wirelessly changing a light flash pattern in a light element of a vehicle includes: a light element attached to a vehicle; a controller circuit located in the light element configured for receiving a light flash pattern signal, wherein the controller circuit includes: an antenna; a microcontroller configured for data communication; a lighting control circuit configured for controlling a light flash pattern of the light element; and an eeprom used for storing the light flash pattern signal; and a transmitter device capable of transmitting the light pattern signal to the controller circuit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346994

Phase gating controller and method for phase gating control

A phase gating controller includes a thyristor/triac having a control terminal and two power terminals, a sampling device for sampling a voltage present across the power terminals of the thyristor/triac and a control device configured to provide a control voltage at the control terminal in order to trigger the thyristor/triac. The control device is further configured to switch off the control voltage at the triggered thyristor and to detect an unexpected turning-off of the thyristor/triac if the sampled voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346987

Ec motor with dynamic determination of optocoupler degradation

In an ec motor, comprising a motor electronics, a signal input or a signal output, and an optocoupler for the galvanically isolated transmission of a useful signal between the motor control unit and the signal input or the signal output, the intention is to reliably determine the degradation of the optocoupler and to improve the service life of the ec motor. This is achieved in that an evaluation unit regularly evaluates a saturation voltage of the optocoupler at the output of the optocoupler in relation to a reference threshold when the optocoupler is wired and generates a warning signal when the saturation voltage exceeds the reference threshold.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346954

White led light emitting device driven directly by constant alternating current

The present invention discloses a white led light emitting device driven directly by constant current in manner of being supplied with alternating current. N parallel branches, consisting of led modules and constant current units which are in series connection with the led modules, are connected to an output terminal of a rectification circuit, and by setting the current value, the turning-off voltage, and the turning-on voltage of the constant current unit of each branch, the periodic flickers generated due to changes in the voltage of the alternating current can be avoided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346901

Miniature linear vibrotactile actuator

The invention relates to a miniature linear vibrotactile actuator comprising: a first element 14, 104 of generally cylindrical shape, comprising permanent magnets 15, 105 aligned so that two adjacent sides of two adjacent magnets 15, 105 have identical polarities; a second element 11, 101 defining a cylindrical cavity 12, 102 into which the first element 14, 104 is inserted with play so as to be able to slide therein in a sliding direction x2, the second element 11, 101 comprising coils 13, 103 of conductive wire having strands that extend perpendicularly to the sliding direction x2, in order to form magnetic force generators, and that are placed so as to be able to influence the first element 14, 104 electromagnetically; and means 25, 41, 125 for returning and guiding the first element 14, 104 toward an equilibrium position in the second element 11, 101, in which position a median plane p2 between two adjacent magnets substantially coincides with a median plane p1 of a facing force generator 111.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346807

Aerodynamic drag reducing apparatus

A drag reducing apparatus is provided for use with vehicles having surfaces that are not streamlined. The apparatus includes an exterior cover that forms a drag reducing shape when the apparatus is fully extended. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346738

Seal apparatus for a ship propeller shaft and method of making the apparatus

A seal apparatus, for sealing around a rotating shaft such as a propeller shaft of a watercraft between the exterior water and an interior lubricant space, includes a multiple seal arrangement with plural seal rings forming seal chambers therebetween, and plural fluid medium lines supplying and/or returning a respective fluid medium to a respective seal chamber. A section of a first medium line is formed as an axial passage through a housing of the apparatus, and a section of a second medium line is formed by a pipe arranged within the axial passage in the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346713

Method and device for forming fine patterns

A method for forming fine patterns, including: holding, by a holding member, a sheet-like deformable thin-plate mold with fine patterns having been predeterminedly formed, above a uv-light-transparent substrate such that a uv hardening resin has been applied beforehand on a surface thereof, in such a manner that the mold is at a predetermined angle inclined with tension being applied; and letting a surface of the thin-plate mold serially get in contact with the uv hardening resin by allowing, after a first pressing roll installed above the thin-plate, mold is allowed to descend from above the thin-plate mold, the first pressing roll to relatively move concerning the substrate in a lateral direction while pressing, by the first pressing roll, the thin-plate mold against the uv hardening resin with a predetermined pressure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346641

Wafer dicing with wide kerf by laser scribing and plasma etching hybrid approach

Methods of dicing semiconductor wafers, each wafer having a plurality of integrated circuits, are described. In an example, approaches for wafer dicing with wide kerf by using a laser scribing and plasma etching hybrid approach are described. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346597

High voltage laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor

High-voltage ldmos devices with voltage linearizing field plates and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming an insulator layer of varying depth over a drift region and a body of a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346596

High voltage laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor

High-voltage ldmos devices with voltage linearizing field plates and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming an array of poly islands and a control gate structure by patterning a poly layer formed over a deep well region and a body of a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346575

Semiconductor device with self-aligned contact and method of manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device with a self-aligned contact and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the method comprises the step of forming a 1st dielectric layer on gate structures, form a self-aligned contact trench between two gate structures, forming an 2nd dielectric layer on the 1st dielectric layer and in the self-aligned contact trench; patterning the 2nd dielectric layer into a 1st portion on the 1st dielectric layer and a 2nd portion filling in the self-aligned contact trench, using the 2nd dielectric layer as a mask to etch the 1st dielectric layer, and forming a metal layer and a self-aligned contact simultaneously in the 1st dielectric layer and in the self-aligned contact trench.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346427

Selective deposition of silver for non-volatile memory device fabrication

A method of forming a non-volatile memory device includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a surface region, thereafter forming a first dielectric layer overlying, thereafter forming a first wiring material, thereafter forming amorphous silicon layer, and patterning and etching these layers to form first structures extending in a first direction and having a switching element. Thereafter, a method may include depositing a second dielectric layer overlying the first structures and having a dielectric surface region, forming an opening region in the second dielectric material to exposing part of the switching element, and depositing a silver material in the opening region, but not on the dielectric surface region.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346284

Systems and methods for management of crossings near stations

A system includes a determination module and a communication module. The determination module is configured to be located onboard a first vehicle that travels along a first route including a crossing corresponding to an intersection of the first route with a second route. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140346026

Switch and control method thereof

A switch and a method for controlling the switch, the switch including a movable touch piece configured to be turned by manual operation of an operation button, a movable contact that is provided in the movable touch piece and configured to be brought into contact with and separated from a fixed contact to close and open a contact, and a remote control unit configured to be able to operate the operation button by remote control, the remote control unit including a stepping motor, and a transmission member configured to transmit turning action of the stepping motor to the operation button to close and open the contact.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140345989

Electric parking brake device

Provided is an electric parking brake device in which a parking lever is driven by an electric actuator. The electric actuator includes: an electric motor which can be rotationally driven in a normal/reverse direction and of which an operation is controlled by a motor control unit in accordance with rotational loads; a converting mechanism which can convert a rotational movement into a linear movement and which can move the parking lever from a returning position to an operating position in accordance with normal rotation of the electric motor and which can move the parking lever from the operating position to the returning position in accordance with reverse rotation of the electric motor; and a load applying mechanism (a stopper, a friction material) which drives components of the converting mechanism and which applies predetermined rotational loads to the electric motor, in a state where the parking lever is moved from the operating position to the returning position in accordance with reverse rotation of the electric motor.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140345969

Life saving device for the home

The present invention relates to a life-saving apparatus and method for escaping from a second floor or a third floor of a burning building, wherein the life-saving apparatus includes a container, a set of wheels, an inflatable pillow, an inflatable slide, a set of canisters full of compressed gas, and a set of activators operatively connected to the canisters.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140345948

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

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

11/27/14 / #20140345880

Method and apparatus for sequestering co2 gas and releasing natural gas from coal and gas shale formations

A system for sequestering co2 gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using co2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing it to produce cold liquid pressurized co2, and injecting the cold liquid co2 under pressure to create fractures within the formation and causing the co2 to be adsorbed into the coal or gas shale and ch4 to be desorbed, released and recovered.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140345488

Wad with ignition chamber

A wad or basewad for ammunition includes an ignition chamber. The ignition chamber can be integrally formed with the payload wad, basewad, or battery cup or can be attached to the payload wad, basewad, or battery cup. ... Corning Incorporated

11/27/14 / #20140345429

Machine for machining crankshafts

The machine for machining crankshafts comprises a support (2) to support at least one crankshaft (100), and at least one actuator (1) to actuate a machining tool for machining the crankshaft. The support (2) is configured to hold the crankshaft with at least two clamping devices (21) configured to secure the crankshaft in correspondence with at least two main journals (103) of the crankshaft. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344930

Network eavesdropping detection

. . . . In one implementation, network taps are detected using impedance measurements from a network. A network device is configured to calculate a baseline impedance as a function of a sequence of impedance values. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344928

Systems and methods for risk rating and pro-actively detecting malicious online ads

Methods and systems for risk rating and pro-actively detecting malicious online ads are described. In one example embodiment, a system for risk rating and pro-actively detecting malicious online ads includes an extraction module, an analysis engine, and a filter module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344709

Rule-based messaging and dialog engine

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating a message. During operation, the system receives user interaction event data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344673

System and method for enhancing interactive online learning technology

Disclosed is a method and system for enhancing interactive online learning technology. In one embodiment, the document transformation module transforms the input document in an extensible markup language (xml) format. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344672

Learning application template management in a modular learning system

A modular learning system provides learning application templates for learning application authors to develop learning applications. The learning application templates are developed by template developing users using a template editing interface on a user device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344624

Operation data analysis apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an analysis apparatus including: a first storage to store operation data on an electronic device; a second storage to store a span characteristic concerning a time span in which each of values of a plurality of explanatory variables is changed; an explanatory variable calculator to calculate the explanatory variables based on the operation data; a failure state information calculator to calculate failure state information for the electronic device based on the explanatory variables calculated by the explanatory variable calculator, and calculate, when the failure state information represents a risky state, an overall span concerning in what time span the failure state information is possibly to represent a safe state due to changes in the values of the explanatory variables; and a diagnosis unit to diagnose the electronic device based on the failure state information and the overall span characteristic.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344453

Automated learning of peering policies for popularity driven replication in content delivery framework

A computer-implemented method includes collecting information about at least one resource, the information having been determined based on (i) a set of features of the at least one resource and on (ii) information about previous requests for the at least one resource; determining a computable function of the set of features of the at least one resource, the computable function having been determined based on the information about the at least one resource, the function defining a peering policy for the at least one resource; and providing the function to at least one service endpoint in a cluster or supercluster.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344437

Method and system for implementing a transparent proxy of an ios system

A method and a system for implementing a transparent proxy in an ios system are disclosed. The method includes: sending a network request directed to a network server by a first module in the ios system; intercepting the network request by a second module in the ios system and forwarding the network request to a proxy server; receiving, by the second module, data content returned by the proxy server responding to the network request; and performing, by the second module, parsing processing on the data content and returning the processed data content to the first module.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344285

String hashing using a random number generator

String hashing using a random number generator is disclosed. A method of implementations includes dividing an input stream provided to a hashing module into a plurality of subsets of bits, wherein each subset comprises a same number of bits and wherein each of the subsets of bits comprises an overlapping subset, augmenting a subset of the subsets of bits with a constant, entangling, by a mixer of the hashing module, the subset by an output of a number generator, adding a result of the entangling to an accumulator of the hashing module, repeating the augmenting, the entangling, and the adding on at least a portion of a next sequential subset of the subset of bits, and when all of the subsets of bits have been processed, returning a value in the accumulator as a hash result value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344252

Role based history in a modular learning system

A modular learning system provides user histories to a viewing user. The modular learning system maintains a database of activity items associated with a set of user roles allowed to view and interact with the activity items. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344239

Method, device and storing medium for searching

The present disclosure relates to a method and device for searching. The method includes: receiving a search condition from a client; extracting a search category from the search condition; determining whether the search condition comprising conditioning property values selected by users; if the search condition comprising the conditioning property values, obtaining property items corresponding to each of the conditioning property values; conditioning clustering the property values one by one, wherein the conditioning clustering comprises obtaining an object clustering result set corresponding to each property value by using the search categories and all conditioning property values whose property value and the property value to be clustered belong to different property items as a prerequisite clustering condition; and if the object clustering result set not being an empty set, returning the object clustering result set to the client. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344219

Learning application author ranking in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for ranking learning application authors in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system and include metadata defining performance metrics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344205

Smart media device ecosystem using local and remote data sources

Techniques associated with a smart media ecosystem using local and remote data sources are described, including creating accounts using a smart media device, receiving predetermined media data from separate device, associating the predetermined media data with at least one of the accounts, receiving sensor data from a sensor array, processing the predetermined media data and the sensor data using a learning algorithm configured to generate media preferences, and storing media preferences in an account profile associated with at least one of the accounts. In some embodiments, a method also includes storing sensor data in association with an account, correlating the sensor data with stored data, which includes local data and remote data, selecting media content using the sensor data and the stored data, and sending a control signal to a media player, the control signal configured to cause the media player to play the media content.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344202

Neural model for reinforcement learning

A neural model for reinforcement-learning and for action-selection includes a plurality of channels, a population of input neurons in each of the channels, a population of output neurons in each of the channels, each population of input neurons in each of the channels coupled to each population of output neurons in each of the channels, and a population of reward neurons in each of the channels. Each channel of a population of reward neurons receives input from an environmental input, and is coupled only to output neurons in a channel that the reward neuron is part of. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344200

Low power integrated analog mathematical engine

A method for creating on chip analog mathematical engines is provided utilizing a neural network with a switched capacitor structure to implement coefficients for weighted connections and error functions for the neural network. The neural networks are capable of any transfer function, learning, doing pattern recognition, clustering, control or many other functions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344195

System and method for machine learning and classifying data

The present invention relates in general to the field of parallel data processing, and more particularly to machine learning and classification of extremely large volumes of unstructured gene sequence data using collaborative analytics gene sequence classification learning systems and methods.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344194

Machine-learning accelerator (mla) integrated circuit for extracting features from signals and performing inference computations

A machine-learning accelerator (mla) integrated circuit for extracting features from signals and performing inference computations is disclosed. The mla integrated circuit includes a framework of finite state machine (fsm) kernels that are machine-learning algorithms implemented in hardware. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344193

Tuning hyper-parameters of a computer-executable learning algorithm

Technologies pertaining to tuning a hyper-parameter configuration of a learning algorithm are described. The learning algorithm learns parameters of a predictive model based upon the hyper-parameter configuration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344182

Learning application ranking in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for ranking learning applications in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system and include metadata defining performance metrics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344178

Tutor ranking in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for ranking tutors in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system and include metadata defining performance metrics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344177

Learner ranking method in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for ranking learners in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system and includes metadata defining performance metrics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344175

Recruitment systems and methods in a modular learning system

A modular learning system provides recruiting systems and methods to a recruiting user. A recruiting user provides a recruiting request to the modular learning system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344145

Funding transactions in a modular learning system

A modular learning system is provided for enabling funding of learners in the modular learning system. The modular learning system provides learning services to users by enabling learning users to access learning applications and select tutors and learning facilities to enable the user to perform the learning applications. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344144

Certification of learning applications in a modular learning system

A modular learning system for certifying learning applications is provided. When the system receives a request to certify a learning application from a learning application authoring user, the system provides a certifying user an interface to view the learning application and determine whether the learning application meets standards for certification. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344126

Role based modular remittances in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for managing modular remittances in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system, each associated with a service charge and a remitted user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140344125

Learner billing in a modular learning system

A modular learning system provides billing for learning users who have engaged in a variety of learning services in the modular learning system. For example the learning user may engage in learning application purchases, performances, learning facility access, tutor access, and learning tool access. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343996

Microlearning event management in a modular learning system

A system and method are disclosed for modularly scheduling learning events in a modular learning system. Information about application services and microlearning events are stored in the modular learning system, with each microlearning event comprising a plurality of learning applications associated with the application services. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343977

Queue remote management system and method

A queue remote management system and a related method are provided, allowing a user to remotely book, receive and manage a ticket for participating to a virtual queue, and finally to receive the call for approaching the counter and the corresponding physical queue, minimizing the time of physical presence at the counter before being provided of the expected service, with integration between conventional ticket machines, operating at different counters and at different entity locations, and a wireless virtual ticket system operated by any user through his personal client terminal, the system comprising: at least one queue management server (100) wherein a plurality of virtual queues are stored and managed, the virtual queues concerning a plurality of counters (102) of one or more entities, each counter (102) being connected to the queue management server (100) to exchange a predetermined information set concerning the call of queue tickets; a plurality of ticket machines (101) physically associated to said counters (102) and issuing physical queue tickets, each ticket machine (101) being connected to the queue management server (100) to exchange a predetermined information set concerning the issue of said physical queue tickets; a plurality of client terminals (103), allowing a user to obtain a virtual queue ticket related to one or more of said counters (102), each client terminal (103) comprising an identification code or an identification certificate allowing to establish a connection to the queue management server (100) to exchange a predetermined information set concerning the status of a user's queue based on both the physical and the virtual tickets, the counters (102), the ticket machines (101) and the client terminal (103) being connected to the at least one queue management server (100) through a communication network, wherein said ticket machines (101), said counters (102) and the at least one queue management server (100) communicate through a corresponding vpn tunnel (104) or through an encrypted web service established in said communication network, the ticket machines (101) and the counters (102) being linked through a dedicated ip address or domain.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343944

Method of visual voice recognition with selection of groups of most relevant points of interest

The method comprises steps of: a) forming a starting set of microstructures of n points of interest, each defined by a tuple of order n, with n≧1; b) determining, for each tuple, associated structured visual characteristics, based on local gradient and/or movement descriptors of the points of interest; and c) iteratively searching for and selecting the most discriminant tuples. Step c) operates by: c1) applying to the set of tuples an algorithm of the multi-kernel learning mkl type; c2) extracting a sub-set of tuples producing the highest relevancy scores; c3) aggregating to these tuples an additional tuple to obtain a new set of tuples of higher order; c4) determining structured visual characteristics associated to each aggregated tuple; c5) selecting a new sub-set of most discriminant tuples; and c6) reiterating steps c1) to c5) up to a maximal order n.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343942

Multitask learning for spoken language understanding

Systems for improving or generating a spoken language understanding system using a multitask learning method for intent or call-type classification. The multitask learning method aims at training tasks in parallel while using a shared representation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343919

Modular translation of learning applications in a modular learning system

A modular learning system is provided that incorporates translation of language and media metadata associated with learning applications. The author of a learning application may provide a description of a desired translating user to perform translation of the author's learning application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343916

Viable system of governance for service provisioning engagements

Systems and methods for governing execution of a service provisioning engagement are described. In one implementation, the described methods are implemented in the systems, where the method includes determining a customized schema based on a viable systems model, where the customized schema is defined using a plurality of dimensions and a plurality of sub-dimensions, where the plurality of dimensions and the plurality of sub-dimensions is defined using a plurality of parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343905

Vorticity-refinement based numerical method for simulating aircraft wing-tip vortex flows

The present invention relates a numerical method to simulate the incompressible wing-tip vortex flows. This method is called vorticity-refinement, which refines the added vorticity as two different forms of force multiplied by two different factors to counteract the numerical diffusions in the numerical solutions by utilizing the high-order spatial discretization and improving the stability and convergence of the governing equations for incompressible flows.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343895

Monitoring of primary devices in a power system

For monitoring diagnostic rules of a power system, an exemplary method is disclosed and includes collecting operational diagnostic data from a first primary device; identifying a change of a diagnostic indicator based on the operational diagnostic data; adapting a diagnostic rule to the identified change, wherein the diagnostic rule is applicable to the diagnostic data for determining a diagnostic warning which indicates a diagnostic state of a primary device; and providing a diagnostic warning of a second primary device by applying the adapted diagnostic rule to operational diagnostic data collected for the second primary device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343881

Assessment of power systems

The present invention relates to a method for assessment of a power system and an early warning system for a power system, the method being based on aperiodic small signal instabilities. The power system has a plurality of generators comprising one or more synchronous machines and is represented by a plurality of nodes of power injection, injecting power into a network having a plurality of nodes and branches. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343791

Steering control apparatus of vehicle and steering control method of the same

A steering control apparatus of a vehicle includes a steering motor configured to output a steering torque for steering turning wheel, a steering motor angle sensor configured to detect a rotation angle of the steering motor, a steering motor drive current supply unit configured to supply the steering motor with a steering motor drive current for setting a turning angle of the turning wheel to an angle corresponding to an operation of a steering wheel, a set rotation angle storage unit configured to store beforehand a set rotation angle which is the rotation angle of the steering motor and which corresponds to the set turning angle that is set to an angle smaller than a limit turning angle to which the turning wheel is steerable, and a current supply quantity limiting unit configured to limit a supply quantity of the steering motor drive current.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343708

System and method for double rotation optimization

A system and a method for optimizing a rotational orientation of a cylindrical workpiece for a shaping process. The system having a first scanner configured to perform a first scan of the workpiece. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343623

Methods and systems for automatically turning on and off drg stimulation and adjusting drg stimulation parameters

Methods and systems described herein can be used to automatically turn on and off stimulation of a target dorsal root ganglion (drg) and/or adjust stimulation parameters. At least one of an input signal (indicative of an electrical field resulting from an electrical signal propagated by adjacent distal sensory nerve fibers toward the target drg), an output signal (indicative of an electrical field resulting from an electrical signal propagated by adjacent proximal sensory nerve fibers away from the target drg) or a drg signal (indicative of an electrical field produced by cell bodies of primary sensory neurons within the target drg and resulting from an electrical signal propagated by sensory nerve fibers within the target drg) is/are obtained and analyzed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343415

Diagnosis of swallowing disorders using high resolution manometry

Parameters extracted from high definition manometric measurements of the pharynx and upper esophagus at preidentified locations and times are applied to a supervised learning machine trained using x-ray fluoroscopy data to provide diagnostic information comparable to that of x-ray fluoroscopy without radiation exposure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343396

Use of machine learning for classification of magneto cardiograms

The use of machine learning for pattern recognition in magnetocardiography (mcg) that measures magnetic fields emitted by the electrophysiological activity of the heart is disclosed herein. Direct kernel methods are used to separate abnormal mcg heart patterns from normal ones. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343353

Systems and methods for delivering sensory input during a dream state

Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity indicative of a dream state of a human. Many embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity of a human indicative of a dream state or the onset thereof and delivering an input to the user (such as an audio or other sensory input) during the dream state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343342

Method for removal of radioactive cesium and facility therefor

To provide a method and an apparatus for removing radioactive cesium from waste containing radioactive cesium at low cost. A radioactive cesium removal apparatus 1 including: an incinerator 22 for burning an inflammable waste polluted with radioactive cesium; a suspension preheater 23 for, with the combustion exhaust gas g5 and a sensible heat of the incineration ash of a combustible c discharged from the incinerator, generating calcium oxide or/and magnesium oxide from a source of calcium oxide or/and a source of magnesium oxide, cyclones of the suspension preheater being arranged in multistages; a rotary kiln 21 for burning an inorganic substance s polluted with radioactive cesium together with the calcium oxide or/and the magnesium oxide and the incineration ash d3 including the radioactive cesium; and collectors 31, 32 for collecting cesium volatilized in the rotary kiln.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140343225

Hydrogels and methods for producing and using the same

The present invention relates to hydrogels and methods for producing and using the same. In particular, some embodiments of the invention relate to hydrogels and methods for patterning the same.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342732

Registration of a roaming ue onto a preferred vplmn using airplane mode of operation

Disclosed is a method in which a user equipment will be able to register near instantly onto an available preferred roaming network, when the cellular radio of the ue is powered on. The method disclosed comprises of a roaming destination determined from a mobile boarding pass or input via user interface of an application installed on the mobile equipment or via ui on the operating system of the me, where the application or os compares the roaming destination with a plmn list to obtain the preferred plmn id of that roaming destination which is selected and updated to specific files within the uicc. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342692

Confirmation based mobile messaging platform

The present invention relates to a system and method for delivering a message to and receiving an acknowledgement from a mobile device, and more specifically, the system and method allows network operators, or any central administration group(s) to issue messages and warnings to a mobile device, which requires an acknowledgement in order for the mobile device to continue functioning without restriction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342687

Dynamic public warning system deactivation

One aspect provides a method of operating a modem at a terminal. The modem is arranged to store one or more message identifier. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342563

Methods of forming a pattern on a substrate

A method of forming a pattern on a substrate includes forming spaced first features derived from a first lithographic patterning step. Sidewall spacers are formed on opposing sides of the first features. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342559

Method of forming a spacer patterning mask

The present disclosure pertains to a method of forming a spacer patterning mask. The method entails: providing a substrate; depositing, on the substrate, an interface layer, a core film and a first hard mask; patterning the core film and the first hard mask to form strips; depositing a spacer patterning layer to cover the core film and the first hard mask in the intermediate pattern; planarizing the spacer patterning layer by using the first hard mask in the intermediate pattern as a stop layer; etching the planarized spacer patterning layer; dry etching the second hard mask to expose the partially-etched spacer patterning layer; dry etching the exposed spacer patterning layer to form a spacer pattern; and removing the remaining first hard mask and second hard mask and the core film to obtain the final spacer patterning mask.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342490

Method for fabricating sensor

A method for fabricating a sensor, comprises: forming, on a base substrate, a pattern of a data line (31), a pattern of a drain electrode (34), a pattern of a source electrode (33), a pattern of a receive electrode (39), a pattern of a photodiode (40) and a pattern of a transparent electrode (41); forming a pattern of an ohmic layer by using a first patterning process; forming a pattern of an active layer by using a second patterning process; forming a pattern of a gate insulating layer by using a third patterning process; and forming a pattern of a gate line (30), a pattern of a gate electrode (38) and a pattern of a bias electrode (42) by using a fourth patterning process. Such a method can reduce the number of mask as well as the production cost and simplifies the production process, thereby significantly improves the production capacity and the defect-free rate.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342481

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

An organic layer deposition apparatus and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device by using the apparatus. In particular, an organic layer deposition apparatus that is more easily manufactured and is suitable for use in mass production of large substrates while performing high-definition patterning thereon, as well as a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device by using such an apparatus.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342344

Apparatus and method for sensory-type learning

An apparatus and a method for sensory-type learning are disclosed. An apparatus for sensory-type learning comprises: a video divider configured to divide a video of a recorded learner into a plurality of blocks, and divide the video which has been divided into a plurality of blocks into previously set time intervals; a differential video extractor configured to extract a differential video; an object domain generator configured to generate a first object domain, which is a single object domain; a contact determiner configured to determine whether the first object domain came into contact with a second object domain pertaining to a background object appearing on a screen; and a movement controller configured to apply the change in animation to the background object and control the apparatus for sensory-type learning to execute a previously set movement.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342343

Tutoring interfaces for learning applications in a modular learning system

A modular learning system is provided for managing interface items for a tutoring user supervising the performance of a learning application by a learning user. The tutoring interface items are provided to the tutoring user based on the tutoring user's presence at a learning facility during the learning application performance and after determining the tutor's credentials are compatible with the learning application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342340

Content creation in an online learning environment

A collaborative learning service allows for a participant to create and share content for discussion with other participants in an online learning environment. Tagged content along with descriptive content regarding the tagged content is received from a participant. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342339

Personalized testing of learning application performance in a modular learning system

A modular learning system is provided for providing learning users a plurality of learning applications. On occasion, learning users may wish to develop personalized testing systems to determine the learning user's progress. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342338

Systems and methods for delivering sensory input during a dream state

Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity indicative of a dream state of a human. Many embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity of a human indicative of a dream state or the onset thereof and delivering an input to the user (such as an audio or other sensory input) during the dream state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342336

Personalized tutoring streams in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating a personalized tutoring stream in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system, each associated with at least one application service. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342335

Personalized learning streams in a modular learning system

An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating a personalized learning stream in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system, each associated with at least one application service. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342327

Removing learning effect from cognitive tests

A system for removing the learning effects from cognitive tests includes variation of the difficulty of the test between the administering of the tests so as to minimize the ability of a test taker to memorize a test.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342323

Systems and methods for generating distractors in language learning

Disclosed are systems, methods, and products for language learning software that automatically extracts text from resources using various natural-language processing features, which can be combined with custom-designed learning activities to offer a needs-based, adaptive learning methodology. The system may receive a text, extract keywords pedagogically valuable to non-native language learning, assign a difficulty score to the text using various linguistic attributes of the text, generate a list of potential distractors for each keyword related to a resource to implement in learning activities. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342320

Language learning systems and methods

A systems, methods, and products for language learning software that automatically extracts text from corpora using various natural-language processing product features, which can be combined with custom-designed learning activities to offer a needs-based, adaptive learning methodology. The system may receive a text, extract keywords pedagogically valuable to non-native language learning, assign a difficulty score to the text using various linguistic attributes of the text, generate a list of potential distractors for each keyword in the text to implement in learning activities, and topically tag the text against a taxonomy based on the content. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342319

Educational game for math

A board game and method for learning mathematical tables includes providing a landscape having a first player area and a second player area with predefined spaces associated with each player area; positioning a plurality of game pieces on the predefined spaces of the first and second player area; advancing a first game piece of one player area towards a second game piece on the second player area; challenging the second game piece by randomly generating two independent numbers then performing addition, subtraction, multiplication, or other mathematical operation between the two numbers for each player; and removing one of the first and second game pieces from the landscape when the mathematical operations yield first and second calculated numbers, with one of the calculated numbers being inferior to the other of the calculated numbers.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342289

Patterning process and composition for forming silicon-containing film usable therefor

The invention provides a patterning process for forming a negative pattern by lithography, comprising at least the steps of: using a composition for forming silicon-containing film, containing specific silicon-containing compound (a) and an organic solvent (b), to form a silicon-containing film; using a silicon-free resist composition to form a photoresist film on the silicon-containing film; heat-treating the photoresist film, and subsequently exposing the photoresist film to a high energy beam; and using a developer comprising an organic solvent to dissolve an unexposed area of the photoresist film, thereby obtaining a negative pattern. There can be a patterning process, which is optimum as a patterning process of a negative resist to be formed by adopting organic solvent-based development, and a composition for forming silicon-containing film to be used in the process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342287

Method of patterning a device

A fluorinated photopolymer is formed on a device substrate and exposed to patterned radiation. The photopolymer has a total fluorine content in a weight range of 15 to 60% and comprises at least three distinct repeating units, including a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group, a second repeating unit having an acid- or alcohol-forming precursor group, and a third repeating unit different from the first and second repeating units. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342274

Chemically amplified negative resist composition and patterning process

A polymer comprising 0.5-10 mol % of recurring units having acid generating capability and 50-99.5 mol % of recurring units providing for dissolution in alkaline developer is used to formulate a chemically amplified negative resist composition. When used in a lithography process, the composition ensures an effective sensitivity, makes more uniform the distribution and diffusion of the acid generating component in a resist film, and suppresses deactivation of acid at the substrate interface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342041

Apparatus and method for producing filtered and disinfected water

A combination micro-filtration halogen apparatus safely delivers drinking water by metering doses of concentrated aqueous iodine into a filtered water supply contained within a chamber. Untreated water is poured into the water filter column that allows for gravity to force the water through filters and the filtered or purified water depending on the filters is stored within a lower chamber of the column for disinfection. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342021

Magnesium compositions and uses thereof for neurological disorders

A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140342009

Boswellia oil, its fractions and compositions for enhancing brain function

The present disclosure relates to non-acidic extracts or fractions selected from a boswellia low polar gum resin extract fraction (blpre), a boswellia volatile oil fraction (bvoil), and a boswellia oil fraction (boil) and their compositions. Blpre, boil, and bvoil are each derived from the gum resin of a boswellia species. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341797

Method for producing size selected particles

The invention provides a system for preparing specific sized particles, the system comprising a continuous stir tank reactor adapted to receive reactants; a centrifugal dispenser positioned downstream from the reactor and in fluid communication with the reactor; a particle separator positioned downstream of the dispenser; and a solution stream return conduit positioned between the separator and the reactor. Also provided is a method for preparing specific sized particles, the method comprising introducing reagent into a continuous stir reaction tank and allowing the reagents to react to produce product liquor containing particles; contacting the liquor particles with a centrifugal force for a time sufficient to generate particles of a predetermined size and morphology; and returning unused reagents and particles of a non-predetermined size to the tank.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341739

Propeller blade pivot

The invention relates to the field of aerial propellers, in particular the field of variable-pitch propellers, specifically for unducted fans. More specifically, the invention relates to a pivot (15) for a blade (14) of a propeller (3a, 3b), the pivot including at least a proximal portion (15a) made of metal and suitable for being retained in a radial orifice of a propeller hub, while being capable of turning in said orifice about a longitudinal axis (z) of the pivot (15), and a distal portion (15b) including a receptacle (20) suitable for retaining a blade root, and at least one arm (17) of organic matrix composite material extending laterally relative to said longitudinal axis (z) and supporting a flyweight (16).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341603

Switching control apparatus and image forming apparatus

The switching control apparatus includes a switching driving unit for turning on and off the switch, a control-purpose power supply for outputting electric power, a power transmission unit provided between the switching driving unit and the control-purpose power supply, for supplying or cutting off electric power from the control-purpose power supply to the switching driving unit, and a control unit for controlling the power transmission unit. The control unit controls the switching driving unit to turn the switch on or off, during a period in which the electric power from the power supply to the switching driving unit is cut off by the power transmission unit, or supplied from the power supply to the switching driving unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341465

Real-time pose estimation system using inertial and feature measurements

A hybrid estimator system using visual and inertial sensors for real-time pose tracking on devices with limited processing power using at least one processor, a memory, a storage and communications through a protocol and one or more than one software module for a hybrid estimator, real-time algorithm selection to process different measurements, statistical learning for these characteristics to compute the expected device computing cost of any strategy for allocating measurements to algorithms, and algorithm selection based on the statistical learning module.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341462

Machine learning method and apparatus for inspecting reticles

Apparatus and methods for inspecting a photolithographic reticle are disclosed. A reticle inspection tool is used at one or more operating modes to obtain images of a plurality of training regions of a reticle, and the training regions are identified as defect-free. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341428

Apparatus and method for recognizing human body in hybrid manner

An apparatus and a method for recognizing a human body in a hybrid manner are provided. The method includes calculating body information used for recognizing a human body from an input image, detecting a region of the human body in a learning-based human body recognition manner by using the calculated body information, and tracing a movement of the detected region of the human body in a modeling-based human body recognition manner. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140341059

Method and apparatus for controlling dormant mode in wireless communication system

A method for avoiding interference in an idle mode and a method for receiving a public warning system message regardless of an operation mode when different wireless communication modules coexist in a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. The method for controlling an idle mode of a terminal in a wireless communication system includes determining whether interference occurs between heterogeneous communication modules of the terminal; and limiting, if the interference occurs between the heterogeneous communication modules, camping on a corresponding frequency of the communication module in which the interference occurs. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340731

Thin-film devices and fabrication

Thin-film devices, for example electrochromic devices for windows, and methods of manufacturing are described. Particular focus is given to methods of patterning optical devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340670

Method of classifying and discerning wooden materials

A score of each of multiple pieces of reflection spectrum information included in a population is calculated using a first second principal component loading acquired by a principal component analysis, and a first group is classified based on the calculated score. Then, a score of each of multiple pieces of reflection spectrum information included in the population is calculated using a second second principal component loading acquired by a principal component analysis on a second population in which the reflection spectrum information of the first group is not included, and a second group is classified based on the calculated score. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340663

Apparatus for monitoring a lithographic patterning device

A lithographic patterning device deformation monitoring apparatus (38) comprising a radiation source (40), an imaging device (42), and a processor (50). The radiation source being configured to direct a plurality of beams of radiation (41) with a predetermined diameter towards a lithographic patterning device (ma) such that they are reflected by the patterning device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340628

Foldable eyeglasses

A foldable eyeglasses includes a first lens, a second lens and a foldable structure. The second lens is arranged correspondingly to the first lens; the foldable structure is installed between the first and second lenses; the foldable structure includes a first and a second securement stands, a swivel member and a universal joint. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340627

Eyeglasses enabling quick exchange of lenses

An eyeglasses enabling quick exchange of lenses is provided, in which the lower frame thereof mainly has two lens mounting apertures respectively provided at two sides for mounting lenses. First pivot connectors are provided at middle portion of the lower frame. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340519

Vehicle accessory system

An accessory system for a vehicle includes an attachment member attached at an interior surface of a vehicle windshield and an accessory module configured to detachably mount to the attachment member. The accessory module and attachment member are configured so that when the accessory module mounts to the attachment member, an electrical element of the accessory module is biased toward and against the inner surface of the windshield. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340239

Automated warning methods and systems for the prevention of animal-vehicle accidents

Methods and systems for preventing collisions between vehicles and moving hazards include the use of active signs, a network of sensors, and a controller. Such sensors can be placed adjacent to a roadway and are used to detect the presence of animals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340228

Method and apparatus for early detection of dynamic attentive states for providing an inattentive warning

A method and apparatus for determining an inattentive state of an operator of a vehicle and for providing information to the operator of the vehicle by obtaining face images of the operator of the vehicle, obtaining images of an environment of the vehicle, determining one or more areas of interest in the environment of the vehicle based on the images of the environment, obtaining, from a relevance and priority database, relevance and priority values corresponding to the one or more areas of interest, determining a probability of attention of the operator of the vehicle to the one or more areas of interest based on the images of the environment and the relevance and priority values, determining an attention deficiency based on the determined probability of attention and the face images, and providing the information to the operator of the vehicle based on the determined attention deficiency.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340223

Environmental alert for computer systems

Improved efficiency in monitoring environmental conditions in the vicinity of an unattended computer system includes using the existing communication systems between the computer system and a network, to provide immediate information to users, emergency responders and anyone connected to the network. The system may also include an ability of the unattended computer system to receive a return message from the user ordering a physical action in response to the reported environmental condition, for example turning on a fire suppression system in response to a smoke alarm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340214

Warning and scene lighting system

A lighting system for use with an emergency vehicle comprises at least one elongated lighting bar mounted to an exterior surface of the emergency vehicle, the lighting bar comprises a plurality of lighting elements operable to emit light, the at least one lighting bar operable to be placed in a first substantially horizontal lowered position and a second substantially vertical raised position, and a controller electrically coupled to the at least one lighting bar and configured to receive user input and controllably place the at least one lighting bar in one of a raised and lowered positions in response to the user input, the controller further configurable to operate the plurality of lighting elements in a predetermined repeating on/off sequence involving increasing number of lit lighting elements and increasing light intensity over time.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140340207

Vibrating alert device for radar and lidar warning receiver

A vibrating alert device for a radar and lidar warning receiver. The invention is to be powered by the automobile electrical system, in the case of the wired version, and by the automobile electrical system and device battery or mobile power supply for the wireless version. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339854

Drag reducing device

A drag reducing device for a vehicle includes an air flow turning component having a curved surface adapted to turn air flow passing over the curved surface, a first mounting component for connecting the air flow turning component to a rear door of the vehicle, and a second mounting component for connecting the air flow turning component to one of the opposite side walls of the vehicle. Vortex generators are provided on one or more surfaces of the drag reducing device to improve the drag reduction characteristics of the device.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339771

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

11/20/14 / #20140339759

Paper feeding device and image forming apparatus

In the present invention, when a status of clogging a paper due to some cause occurs, controls of inverting a conveyance roller and returning the jammed paper in a paper feeding tray is performed. At this time, the position of a paper damming up member is lowered by an actuator when the jammed paper is returned to the paper feeding tray and the conveyance roller is inverted so as to avoid a state in which the paper damming up member 33 hinders the returning of the paper and the paper cannot be returned to the paper feeding tray. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339604

Strain enhancement in transistors comprising an embedded strain-inducing semiconductor alloy by creating a patterning non-uniformity at the bottom of the gate electrode

A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode structure of a transistor, the gate electrode structure being positioned above a semiconductor region and having a gate insulation layer that includes a high-k dielectric material, a metal-containing cap material positioned above the gate insulation layer, and a gate electrode material positioned above the metal-containing cap material. A bottom portion of the gate electrode structure has a first length and an upper portion of the gate electrode structure has a second length that is different than the first length, wherein the first length is approximately 50 nm or less. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339602

Semiconductor device

In a trench-gate-type insulated gate bipolar transistor, a current will not flow down to a lower portion of a trench, a high electrical field at the lower portion of the trench is suppressed even if a high voltage is applied, such as at a time of turning off, an increase in on-state resistance and a decrease in breakdown resistance and withstand voltage are suppressed. In the semiconductor device, a plurality of trenches is disposed to reach a rear surface of a drift layer, and a collector layer is disposed at a tip end side in an extended direction of the trenches in a surface layer portion of the drift layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339514

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

An organic light-emitting display device includes a substrate. A buffer layer is formed on the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339493

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

11/20/14 / #20140339354

Vertical takeoff and landing ("vtol") aircraft

The invention is to an optionally piloted aircraft that can takeoff and land conventionally or vertically, and can convert between the two. The aircraft is immune to one or more engine failures during vertical flight through multiple engines and the use of a virtual nozzle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339335

Vehicle wash systems and methods

There is provided systems and methods for effective cleaning and drying of vehicles of different shapes and sizes. In an example, a conveyor system may move a vehicle along a path, and a bridge assembly supported above a vehicle is moveable along the length thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140339003

Control of a personal transporter based on user position

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

11/20/14 / #20140338939

Electric tool and controlling method thereof

An electric tool has a motor, an implementing member driven by the motor for driving a working element and a controlling circuit for controlling the electric tool. The controlling circuit includes a current detecting module for detecting the current flowing through the motor; a microprocessor for memorizing and storing a current value; an user interface module for an user to select working modes, and the working modes at least comprising a learning mode for recording the current value after the implementing member has driven the working element and a constant torque mode for driving other working elements having the same size based on the recorded current value; and a driving module for driving or stopping the torque output of the motor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338896

Determining whether a wellbore sealing operation has been performed correctly

The invention relates to methods of determining whether a wellbore sealing operation has been performed correctly, and to wellbore-lining tubing which facilitates the determination of whether a wellbore sealing operation has been performed correctly. The invention has a utility in determining whether cement has been correctly supplied into an annular region defined between an internal wall of a wellbore and an external surface of a wellbore-lining tubing located in the wellbore, or whether a packer has been properly set to seal such an annular region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338818

Method for manufacturing motorcycle tire

A method for manufacturing a motorcycle tire comprises: building a raw tire main body, building a breaker, sticking the breaker, and building a band. The building of the breaker comprises: moving two cylindrical support rings to operating positions, swelling the raw tire main body to have its crown portion protruding from the support rings through a gap therebetween, and winding a breaker ply material on the support rings to form a cylindrical breaker ply whose inner surface is adhered to the raw tire main body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338765

Coolant supply apparatus

A coolant supply apparatus includes variable delivery coolant pump (100) pumping up coolant from coolant tank (104), a plurality of branch passages (120 to 124) allowing coolant (108) delivered from coolant pump (100) to flow separately to a plurality of parts of a machine tool, and machine control unit (110) turning on and off on-off valves (136) of the plurality of branch passages (120 to 124), wherein machine control unit (110), in response to a jet coolant instruction, opens only one branch passage to intensively supply coolant (108) to the branch passage at the maximum delivery rate of coolant pump (100) and closes the other branch passages.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338728

Patterned organic semiconductor layers

A method of patterning organic semiconductor layers is disclosed. In one aspect, a method for forming a patterned organic semiconductor layer on a substrate includes providing a plurality of first electrodes on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338685

Burning prediction and communications for an electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette comprises a battery portion which is operable to provide power to a heating element of the electronic cigarette, and a cartomizer coupled with the battery portion. The cartomizer comprises a liquid container which provides a liquid toward the heating element wherein the liquid is used for producing and flavoring a vapor of the electronic cigarette when the liquid is heated by the heating element, and a memory which is operable to record and store an amount of the liquid remaining in the liquid container.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338640

Method for learning a minimum actuation duration of fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine

A method for learning and determining a minimum injector-specific electric actuation duration for at least one fuel injector of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle. Starting with a predefined electric actuation duration which definitely does not result in an injection, the electric actuation duration is gradually increased in each engine stop and/or in each engine start in successive engine stops and/or in successive engine starts of the internal combustion engine up to an actuation duration in which an injection with a combustion occurs, and then this actuation duration may be determined as the minimum electric actuation duration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338636

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a throttle valve disposed in an intake passage of the engine is provided. A wide-open intake air amount, which is an intake air amount corresponding to a state where the throttle valve is fully opened, is calculated, and a theoretical intake air amount, which is an intake air amount corresponding to a state where no exhaust gas of the engine is recirculated to a combustion chamber of the engine, is calculated according to the wide-open intake air amount and the intake pressure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338483

Dual-shaft pivot device

A dual-shaft pivot device includes a resilient guide assembly composed of a plurality of resilient guide members and first and second pivotal shafts. Each resilient guide member has two accommodation portions at two ends thereof and a connecting groove communicating with the two accommodation portions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338440

Electronic archery apparatus

In one aspect, an apparatus is configured for inclusion in an arrow when the arrow is shot from a bow where the apparatus includes a processor configured to process data generated during a flight of the arrow and determine information concerning a performance of at least one of the bow and the arrow; and an onboard display coupled to the processor and operable to display the information concerning the performance of at least one of the bow and the arrow.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338428

Water leak early detection system and method

An early leak-detection warning system is disclosed, including an early leak-detection device having a processor operably configured to execute instructions for monitoring a reservoir for a potential undetected leak. The early leak-detection device determines a rate of water loss for the reservoir; determines an expected rate of water loss for the reservoir based on at least one predetermined factor; and compares the rate of water loss to the expected rate of water loss. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338306

Device for burning off propellants or explosive substances

The invention relates to a device for burning off propellants or explosive substances, which has an activation temperature that lies below the spontaneous ignition temperature of the propellant or explosive substance. The device (1) comprises at least two substances (5, 6) reacting exothermically with one another, wherein at least one first substance (5) is present in a liquid aggregate state below the activation temperature of the device and is separated from at least one second substance (6) by at least one pressure-tight barrier (7).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/20/14 / #20140338132

Multi tool stand for digital device method and apparatus

A multi tool with a handle arranged along a longitudinally aligned axis. The handle has a first end and a second end and a housing for containing a first tool. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337975

Method for analyzing spyware and computer system

A new and distinct form of begonia plant characterized by maple-like palmately lobed leaves with showy interveinal silvering turning plum in warm temperatures, red leaf backs, a bushy habit, small clusters of large bright pink flowers in winter to early spring, hardy to usda z7, and excellent vigor.. . A method for analyzing spyware and a computer system that relates to communication technology are provided. A trace of an executed spyware process is captured by the computer system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337941

Methods and devices for providing warnings associated with credentials to be stored in a credential store

Methods and devices for providing a warning associated with credentials to be stored in a credential store on a computing device are disclosed herein. In one broad aspect, the method comprises receiving a request to store, in the credential store, at least one credential for a specified service, determining whether a secure connection between the computing device and the specified service is available, associating the specified service with a level of security based on at least one of an availability of the secure connection or one or more properties of the secure connection, and providing a warning in response to determining that at least one credential stored in the credential store corresponds to the at least one credential for the specified service and is for a service that is associated with a level of security different from the level of security with which the specified service is associated.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337819

Semantic baselining

Described herein are technologies pertaining to semantic baselining. Correctness conditions of a baseline program are inferred based upon a first static analysis undertaken over the baseline program. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337765

Systems and methods to provide multiple connections for anonymous communication in a virtual environment

Systems and methods to provide anonymous connections for a remote interaction system, such as a virtual classroom, which may allow a remote teacher and a group of remote students to have a sidebar discussion/presentation, for instance, to individually tutor the student as needed. In addition to telephonic connection, optional video/chat connections can be provided on-demand with same/different prices and time tracking indicators. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337738

System and method for enabling collaborative media stream editing

A system and method for editing multimedia content. A server transmits multimedia content to a plurality of electronic devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337715

Computer language source code visualization

The present invention creates visual depiction of implied delineation within the source code of programming and markup languages for the purpose of simplifying visual and manual navigation. The present invention can easily identify where commands start and stop, making the writing and debugging process much easier. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337641

System and method for providing data integrity

Systems and methods for providing data integrity for stored data are disclosed. A method may include, in connection with the receipt of a read command at a storage resource, reading a data block from the storage resource, the data block including a data field, a data integrity field indicating the integrity the data field, and an encryption indicator field indicating whether the data block is encrypted with a current cryptographic key for the storage resource. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337396

Data processing apparatus and method for performing a transform between spatial and frequency domains when processing video data

A data processing apparatus and method are provided for performing a transform between spatial and frequency domains when processing video data. The data processing apparatus comprises transform circuitry configured to receive n input values and to perform a sequence of operations to generate n output values representing the transform of the n input values between the spatial and frequency domains. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337385

Managing file usage

Embodiments of a system and method are disclosed concerning the management of file usage. The method of controlling file access may manage a file with a target id that has a sender and a recipient. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337320

Systems and methods of data analytics

Systems and methods of data analytics, which in various embodiments enable business analysts to apply certain machine learning and analytics algorithms in a self-service manner by binding them to generic business questions that they can be used to answer in particular domains. The general approach may be to define the application of an algorithm to solve specific problems (questions) for particular combinations of a business domain and a data category. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337315

Method and system for storing, organizing and processing data in a relational database

A system and method of processing a data query in a data processing system is provided. The data in the data processing system includes a plurality of individual data elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337269

Scalable, memory-efficient machine learning and prediction for ensembles of decision trees for homogeneous and heterogeneous datasets

Optimization of machine intelligence utilizes a systemic process through a plurality of computer architecture manipulation techniques that take unique advantage of efficiencies therein to minimize clock cycles and memory usage. The present invention is an application of machine intelligence which overcomes speed and memory issues in learning ensembles of decision trees in a single-machine environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337258

Methods for mapping data into lower dimensions

Methods and systems for creating ensembles of hypersurfaces in high-dimensional feature spaces, and to machines and systems relating thereto. More specifically, exemplary aspects of the invention relate to methods and systems for generating supervised hypersurfaces based on user domain expertise, machine learning techniques, or other supervised learning techniques. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337257

Hybrid human machine learning system and method

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and article of hybrid human machine learning system with tagging and scoring techniques for sentiment magnitude scoring of textual passages. The combination of machine learning systems with data from human pooled language extraction techniques enable the present system to achieve high accuracy of human sentiment measurement and textual categorization of raw text, blog posts, and social media streams. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337256

Influence learning in an environmentally managed system

Systems and methods are described for updating an influence model used to manage physical conditions of an environmentally controlled space. A method comprises operating an environmental maintenance system in a first production mode with the influence model until an event causes the system to enter a second production mode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337255

Scalable, memory-efficient machine learning and prediction for ensembles of decision trees for homogeneous and heterogeneous datasets

Optimization of machine intelligence utilizes a systemic process through a plurality of computer architecture manipulation techniques that take unique advantage of efficiencies therein to minimize clock cycles and memory usage. The present invention is an application of machine intelligence which overcomes speed and memory issues in learning ensembles of decision trees in a single-machine environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337223

Modularity in a learning system

A system and a method are disclosed for managing the purchase and performance of a microlearning stack comprising a learning application and associated application services in a modular learning system by a learning user. Application services include access to tutoring services, learning facilities, learning tools, and other services associated with each learning application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337115

System and method for tracking and rewarding users

Systems and methods of tracking and rewarding users of any of a variety of content hosting systems, such as search engines. In one embodiment, a method of rewarding a user of a search engine includes receiving secure identification information identifying a user, retrieving user account information using the secure identification information, receiving a search query associated with the user account information, crediting the user account with a reward that is directly related to providing the search query, and returning search results in response to the received search query.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337092

Systems and methods for predicting occurrences of consumers returning purchased devices

Systems and methods are provided for reducing consumer electronic device returns. According to various aspects, a server receives (505) usage data of an electronic communication device by a consumer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140337006

Method, system, and mobile terminal for realizing language interpretation in a browser

Described are a method, system and mobile terminal for realizing language interpretation through a browser, which may improve the efficiency for learning a foreign language or enable a user to interact in real time through a voice format, with another person who speaks the foreign language. The method includes the steps of receiving through a user's terminal browser language interpretation interface, expression information of an input language; translating the expression information of the input language into expression information of a target language, according to an input predetermined conversion relation between the input language and the target language; outputting the expression information of the target language through a text format; and outputting the expression information of the target language through a voice format.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336985

Detecting occurrence of abnormality

A method, apparatus and computer program for detecting occurrence of an anomaly. The method can exclude arbitrariness and objectively judge whether a variation of a physical quantity to be detected is abnormal or not even when an external environment is fluctuating. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336944

Information processing apparatus, motion identifying method, and recording medium

The present invention is concerning an information processing apparatus includes a record-information storage unit, a determining unit, a measuring unit, and an identifying unit. The record-information storage unit stores therein an already-identified person's motion together with time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336933

Safe driving support system

A driving support system is provided for guiding a vehicle safely to the desired destination. To this end, use is made of a database of the past traffic accidents owned by an insurance company or public institution. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336917

Vehicle controller

A vehicle controller includes: a collision preventing unit that performs a collision avoiding operation of a vehicle with an object around the vehicle, an operation of the collision preventing unit being suppressed when turning behavior of the vehicle is detected; and a control unit that controls the operation of the collision preventing unit so as not to suppress the operation of the collision preventing unit when the vehicle is decelerated. In the vehicle controller 1, the suppression of the operation of the collision preventing unit is alleviated when the vehicle pitches due to deceleration to cause a yaw rate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336905

Good-efficiency rpm zone display device for construction machinery

An apparatus for displaying an rpm section having a good efficiency for a construction machine is disclosed, which includes a control unit outputting different control signals depending on whether a current engine rpm belongs to a predetermined rpm section having the good efficiency, and a good-efficiency display unit selectively turning on or off an led lamp according to the control signal output from the control unit. Since the rpm section having the good efficiency of the construction machine equipment is defined and the led lamp for indicating the good-efficiency state is turned on if the current engine rpm belongs to the rpm section, a client can finally achieve good fuel efficiency in using the construction machine equipment.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336851

Train information managing apparatus and selection method for control software of train information managing apparatus

Train information managing apparatuses each include a plurality of pieces of control software of versions different from each other. The train information managing apparatus mounted on a head car compares version information of software for devices collected concerning all devices in a formation and version correspondence information included in each of the plurality of pieces of control software, discriminates control software including version correspondence information consistent with the version information of the software for devices concerning all the devices in the formation, when the discriminated control software is different from already-started control software, selects and starts the discriminated control software, and transmits a switching command for switching from the already-started control software to the discriminated control software to a train information managing apparatus mounted on another car.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336826

Showcase having zones with different climatic conditions

This showcase for preserving and displaying objects in a protected environment comprises a display space and adjustment and control means for maintaining predetermined climatic conditions of the air in the display space. The adjustment and control means comprise an air treatment path outside the display space as well as openings for delivering conditioned air from the treatment path to the display space and openings for returning the conditioned air from the display space to the treatment path. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336648

Adjustable dynamic external fixator

Dynamic external fixator comprising a pair of rods (1) made of a radiolucent material, each rod (1) comprising a base (10), preferably with an opening (13), a stem (11) extending from the base (10), with a sliding groove (14) extending along a longitudinal axis of the stem (11); and stopping means (12, 2) between the base (10) and the stem (11); a pair of springs (3), each spring (3) being arranged on the stem (11) of one of the rods (1) and abutting against the stopping means (12, 2); proximal attachment means (k1) for attaching the base (10) of each rod (1) to a first position; distal attachment means (k2) for attaching the stem (11) of each rod (1) to a second position, wherein the distal attachment means (k2) are inserted into the spirals of the spring (3) and through the sliding groove (14) of each of the rods (1), such that turning the spring (3) around the stem (11) allows adjusting a distraction force between the proximal attachment means (k1) and the distal attachment means (k2); and method for attaching such a dynamic external fixator.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336567

System for surgical insufflation and gas recirculation

A system for insufflation and recirculation of insufflation fluid in a surgical procedure. The system includes a control unit having a fluid pump, a supply conduit, a return fluid conduit and a pressure-controlled valve. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140336426

Process and apparatus for heat recovery in vinyl chloride monomer plants or in integrated vinyl chloride monomer or polyvinyl chloride plants

Disclosed is a process and apparatus for heat recovery in vinyl chloride monomer manufacturing plants or in integrated vinyl chloride monomer/polyvinyl chloride manufacturing plants. A process for capture and use of excess heat recovered in the production of vinyl chloride includes distillatively purifying dce in a high-boilers column, using a heat exchanger to capture thermal energy from a purified dce vapor stream from the high-boilers column, generating low pressure steam from the captured thermal energy, returning condensed dce vapors to the high-boilers column, and heating parts of the plant with the generated low pressure steam.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335838

Generating a warning message if a portable part associated with a wireless audio conferencing system is not charging

A wireless audio conferencing system has one base station and a number of portable parts each of which is able to establish a communication link with the base station. The base station is controlled to initiate and to terminate communication sessions with other communication devices over a communications network such as a lan or a wan, and the base station includes a dsp the implements a digital radio and system application functionality that monitors and stores certain operational state characteristics associated with the portable parts. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335820

Charging method, authentication method, charging device, and authentication device

A charging method, an authentication method, a charging device, and an authentication device. The charging method includes: receiving a service unit request sent by an access device, calculating a granted service unit according to a current tariff, determining a reporting time point according to a tariff switch point and returning a service unit answer to the access device; and receiving a used service unit reported by the access device at the reporting time point, calculating a remaining service unit based on the granted service unit and the used service unit instructing the access device to perform a forcible offline operation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335793

System and method for reducing signal interference between bluetooth and wlan communications

Methods and systems are disclosed for reducing signal interference between bluetooth (bt) and wlan (e.g. Wifi) communications in an information handling system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335778

Vehicle shutter

The vehicle shutter is provided with: a plurality of flaps 13 capable of opening and closing an outside air introduction path 8 for introducing outside air into an engine compartment and arranged in parallel to each other so as to cross the outside air introduction path 8; a linkage operation section linking the flaps 13 with each other to perform an opening/closing operation of the flaps; a drive section driving the flaps 13 to be open and closed through the linkage operation section; an abnormality detection section detecting an abnormality of the flaps 13 on the basis of an operating state of the drive section; and an abnormality notification section notifying the abnormality to a user on the basis of output from the abnormality detection section. Opening failure detecting restriction units 13j and closing failure detecting restriction units 13k are formed on adjacent flaps 13 as turn restriction units which restrict, when power transmission to one of the adjacent flaps 13 from the drive section is cut off, the other flap 13 from turning.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335759

Slot car with spin-out recovery system

A slot car and track system that can simulate a slot car spin-out delay while avoiding the need to manually re-align the slot car on the track. The spin-out delay is created using a guide that extends from the slot car into the slot car track. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335692

Method for forming a resist under layer film and patterning process

The present invention provides a method for forming a resist under layer film used in a lithography process, comprising: a process for applying a composition for forming a resist under layer film containing an organic compound having an aromatic unit on a substrate; and a process for heat-treating the resist under layer film applied in an atmosphere whose oxygen concentration is 10% or more at 150° c. To 600° c. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335689

Method of fabricating a semiconductor interconnect structure

A method for forming a semiconductor interconnect structure includes forming a dielectric layer on a substrate and patterning the dielectric layer to form an opening therein. A metal layer fills the opening and covers the dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335673

Methods of manufacturing finfet semiconductor devices using sacrificial gate patterns and selective oxidization of a fin

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes patterning a substrate to form an active fin, forming a sacrificial gate pattern crossing over the active fin on the substrate, forming an interlayer insulating layer on the sacrificial gate pattern, removing the sacrificial gate pattern to form a gap region exposing the active fin in the interlayer insulating layer, and oxidizing a portion of the active fin exposed by the gap region to form an insulation pattern between the active fin and the substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335641

Method for fabricating sensor

A method for fabricating a sensor includes: forming, on a base substrate, a pattern of a source electrode and a drain electrode, a pattern of a data line, a pattern of a receiving electrode, a pattern of a photodiode, and a pattern of a transparent electrode disposed by using a first patterning process; forming a pattern of an ohmic layer by using a second patterning process; forming a pattern of an active layer by using a third patterning process; forming a pattern of a gate insulating layer by using a fourth patterning process, wherein the gate insulating layer has a via hole above the transparent electrode; and forming a pattern of a gate electrode, a pattern of a gate line, and a pattern of a bias line connected to the transparent electrode via the via hole above the transparent electrode by using a fifth patterning process. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335600

Cell collection method

A method for collecting cells that have been cultured by using a cell culture kit in which, at least, a culture container for cultivating cells, a cell collection container for collecting cells after cultivation and a waste liquid container for collecting a culture medium after cultivation are linked to one another through a conduit, the method including transferring a culture supernatant that has been cultured from the culture container to the waste liquid container, transferring a concentrated suspension of cells from the culture container to the cell collection container, returning part of the culture supernatant discharged in the waste liquid container to the culture container and allowing cells remaining in the culture container to be suspended in a suspension of cells, and transferring again a suspension of cells in which remaining cells are suspended from the culture container to the cell collection container.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335502

Real-time video annotation learning system and method for the same

A real-time video annotation learning system and a method for the same are revealed. The real-time video annotation learning system includes a video management module, an annotation management module and a data storage module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335497

System, device, and method of adaptive teaching and learning

Device, system, and method of adaptive teaching and learning. A computerized method includes operations performed in order to dynamically group and re-group students based on their monitored progress of interacting with digital educational learning objects; performing dynamic layout of components and elements of a digital learning object by taking into account pedagogic goals, pedagogic priorities or pedagogic significance or elements; allowing a teacher to define differential stop-lines for different groups of students; allowing a teacher to command that all student devices temporarily present a uniform learning object; allowing a content publisher to receive aggregated feedback based on monitored progress; and allowing a content publisher to package the objects as portable stand-alone playback modules.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335486

Comprehensive, structured and systematic attention training tutoring program

A method, apparatus and computer program product for attention training and tutoring is presented. Attention training and tutoring is provided which includes providing at least two of the group including behavioral therapy, parent training, development of routines to support attention, on-going feedback during the sessions, mindfulness and/or biofeedback, self-awareness of student's focus, and gradual mastery and independence towards tasks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335483

Language proficiency detection in social applications

Social networking applications may be improved by incorporating a user's language proficiency to make content suggestions to the user. A language preference of a user, which may represent one of a plurality of signals, may be received. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335453

Method for producing resist composition

Provided by the present invention is a method for producing a resist composition, especially a silicon-containing resist underlayer film composition, with fewer film defects, the composition used in immersion exposure, double patterning, development by an organic solvent, and so forth. Specifically, provided is a method for producing a resist composition to be used for manufacturing a semiconductor device, wherein the resist composition is filtered using a filter which filters through 5 mg or less of an eluate per unit surface area (m2) in an extraction using an organic solvent.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335435

Fuel cell system, and control method for fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell supplied with fuel gas for power generation; a fuel supply flow passage flowing fuel gas, supplied from a fuel supply source, to the fuel cell; a pressure regulating valve regulating a pressure of fuel gas flowing through the fuel supply flow passage; a fuel circulation flow passage returning gas, emitted from the fuel cell, to the fuel supply flow passage; a circulation pump delivering gas in the fuel circulation flow passage to the fuel supply flow passage; an emission valve emitting gas in the fuel circulation flow passage to an outside; and a control device controlling the pressure regulating valve, the circulation pump and the emission valve such that the sum of losses of crossover hydrogen, circulation pump power and purge hydrogen is minimum while a hydrogen stoichiometric ratio required for power generation of the fuel cell is ensured.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140335328

Nanowire manufacturing device having nanowire manufacturing substrate and nanowire adhesive film and nanowire manufactured using the same

Provided is a nanowire manufacturing substrate, comprising a grid base layer on a substrate and a grid pattern formed by patterning the grid base layer, the grid pattern being disposed to produce a nanowire on a surface thereof. According to the present invention, the width and height of the nanowire can be adjusted by controlling the wet-etching process time period, and the nanowire can be manufactured at a room temperature at low cost, the nanowire can be mass-manufactured and the nanowire with regularity can be manufactured even in case of mass production.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334838

Image forming method for forming toner image on recording medium

A method for forming a toner image on a recording medium includes receiving a job, rotating a pressing rotary body in a predetermined direction of rotation, rotating a flexible endless belt disposed opposite the pressing rotary body to form a nip therebetween, turning on a belt heater disposed opposite to an inner circumferential surface of the flexible endless belt, conveying the recording medium bearing the toner image through the nip, turning off the belt heater for a predetermined first time period after the recording medium is discharged from the nip while the flexible endless belt and the pressing rotary body rotate, stopping the flexible endless belt and the pressing rotary body, turning on the belt heater when a predetermined second time period elapses after stopping the flexible endless belt and the pressing rotary body, and turning off the belt heater.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334768

Low cost integration of optical components in planar lightwave circuits

Planar lightwave circuits with a polymer coupling waveguide optically coupling a planar waveguide over a first region of a substrate to an optical component, such as a laser, affixed to a second region of the substrate. The coupling waveguide may be formed from a polymer layer applied over the planar waveguide and optical component such that any misalignment between the two may be accommodated by patterning the polymer into a waveguide having a first end aligned to an end of the planar waveguide and a second end aligned to an edge of the optical component. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334718

Human attribute estimation system, human attribute estimation apparatus and human attribute estimation method

To provide a human attribute estimation system capable of improving estimation accuracy irrespective of an environment-dependent attribute is provided. An age/gender estimation system as a human attribute estimation system is provided with: a monitoring camera photographing a human targeted by attribute estimation and generating an image; an age/gender estimating section estimating an attribute of the human shown in the image generated by the monitoring camera using an estimation parameter; and an environment-dependent attribute specifying section specifying an environment-dependent attribute, which is an attribute dependent on an installation environment of the monitoring camera. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334679

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus that executes processing for creating an environmental map includes a camera that photographs an image, a self-position detecting unit that detects a position and a posture of the camera on the basis of the image, an image-recognition processing unit that detects an object from the image, a data constructing unit that is inputted with information concerning the position and the posture of the camera and information concerning the object and executes processing for creating or updating the environmental map, and a dictionary-data storing unit storing dictionary data in which object information is registered. The image-recognition processing unit executes processing for detecting an object from the image with reference to the dictionary data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334528

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

11/13/14 / #20140334488

Data plane learning of bi-directional service chains

Techniques are provided to decouple service chain structure from the underlying network forwarding state and allow for data plane learning of service chain forwarding requirements and any association between services function state requirements and the forward and reverse forwarding paths for a service chain. In a network comprising a plurality of network nodes each configured to apply a service function to traffic that passes through the respective network node, a packet is received at a network node. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334344

Method and apparatus for automatically managing sub-layer interfaces

A method of providing network management information about a multiple-layer network communications interface sub-stack to a network management client includes establishing a standardized network management representation by use of an interface manager and a real driver and a pseudo driver, receiving a request from the network management client for network management information about an expected sub-layer interface, and in response to the request obtaining, by the pseudo driver, data maintained by the real driver corresponding to the requested network management information, and returning the data obtained by the pseudo driver to the network management client in satisfaction of the request.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334249

Beverage mixing, storing and dispensing apparatus

A magnetic beverage dispenser and mixer apparatus including a container and a magnetic motor to drive a stir bar in the container. The stir bar is rotated by an external magnetic drive motor to stir the liquid in the container. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140334019

Composite plastic lens and method of manufacturing the same

A composite plastic lens including: a lens having a convex surface, a lens back surface, and a protrusion formed on at least part of an periphery; and a holder, the lens and the holder being molded integrally, wherein the cross-sectional shape of at least part of the lens including an optical axis on the convex surface side is such that a profile line on the convex surface side is curved in a direction getting closer to the lens back side as it goes from the optical axis side toward a turning point out of an optical effective area, and the cross sectional shape of the protrusion is inverted from the turning point out of the optical effective area toward the periphery in a direction away from the lens back surface, and the holder is fitted to the protrusion so as to include the turning point and is molded integrally on the peripheral side of the resin lens.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333952

Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing system includes plural information processing apparatuses and a management apparatus. A first information processing apparatus includes a first notifying unit that notifies the management apparatus of a storage location associated with updated authentication information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333918

Highly accurate distance measurement device

Highly accurate electro-optical time of flight distance measuring device for determining a distance to a target, including a transmitter for sending out a pulse shaped optical radiation to the target as well as a receiver for an optical signal built for turning the optical signal to an electrical signal, and a filter with a transfer function for filtering the electrical signal whereby the filter is built in such a way that its transfer-function is of at least 4th order, in particular 5th or 7th or higher order, so that aliasing is suppressed. Further a waveform-sampler, as an analog-to-digital-converter, for digitalizing the pulse shape from the filtered electrical signal as time- and value-quantized digital data, and a computation means for a numerical evaluation of the distance according to the pulse shape or a pulse shape representing numerical signature from the digital data.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333688

Display panel and driving method thereof

A display panel includes a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels including a main sub-pixel and a secondary sub-pixel; a plurality of first scan lines, each of the first scan lines being coupled to main and secondary sub-pixels of a row of pixels; a plurality of second scan lines, each of the second scan lines being coupled to secondary sub-pixels of a row of pixels; a plurality of first data lines, each of the first data lines being coupled to main and secondary sub-pixels of (n+1)th and (n+2)th rows of pixels; a plurality of second data lines, each of the second data lines being coupled to main and secondary sub-pixels of (n+3)th and (n+4)th rows of pixels; a scan driver for turning on the main and secondary sub-pixels of the pixels; and a data driver for outputting data signals; wherein n is a multiple of 4, and n≧0.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333447

Failure alarm system and method of failure alarming thereof

A failure alarm system adapted for monitoring an instrument includes a bus transmitting data and control logics inside the failure alarm system, a recording device connected to the bus for recording operating sounds of the instrument, a voice processing unit connected to the bus for converting the operating sounds into voice eigenvector, a storage unit connected to the bus for storing the voice eigenvector at the normal working state of the instrument as historical data and also storing the voice eigenvector at the abnormal working state of the instrument therein, a comparing unit connected to the bus for comparing new voice eigenvector with the pervious voice eigenvector saved as the historical data to judge whether the instrument is at abnormal working state, and a warning unit connected to the bus for warning the monitoring personnel when abnormal state is detected.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333444

Liquid natural gas cryogenic tank leak detection system

A method of detecting leakage of a fluid from a tank is disclosed. The method may include determining cumulative commanded fluid consumption of the fluid in the tank over a selected time period, determining an actual change of a volume of the fluid in the tank over the selected time period, and comparing the cumulative commanded fluid consumption to the actual change of volume of the fluid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333443

Method for early detection of cooling-loss events

A method of detecting cooling-loss event early is provided. The method includes defining a relative humidity limit and change threshold for a given space, measuring relative humidity in the given space, determining, with a processing unit, whether the measured relative humidity is within the defined relative humidity limit, generating a warning in an event the measured relative humidity is outside the defined relative humidity limit and determining whether a change in the measured relative humidity is less than the defined change threshold for the given space and generating an alarm in an event the change is greater than the defined change threshold.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333432

Systems and methods for worker location and safety confirmation

Systems, methods, and software are provided herein for worker location and/or safety confirmation. In at least one example, a user will carry a user device which include monitoring functionality. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333427

Reel type cold light warning triangle

A reel type cold light warning triangle includes a base, two support members, a cold light reel assembly, an elastic return assembly, two support units, a pulling member, a power system and a control assembly. The cold light warning piece can be pulled out or rolled up automatically simply by pulling or pushing the pulling member without using any assembling or disassembling tools, which is very convenient. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333361

Event-driven clock duty cycle control

Duty cycle error vectors that indicate both the magnitude and direction of the duty cycle error relative to a desired duty cycle are generated within a duty cycle measurement circuit, enabling threshold-based determination of whether duty cycle adjustment is necessary, refraining from power-consuming adjustment and follow-up measurement in those cases where the duty cycle is within a target range. When duty cycle adjustment is deemed necessary, the magnitude of the duty cycle error indicated by the duty cycle error vector may be applied to effect proportional rather than incremental duty cycle adjustment, quickly returning the clock duty cycle to a target range.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333332

Electronic device, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An exemplary electronic device is in a housing to be gripped by both hands, and measures the potentials of first and second fingers of respectively different hands. The device includes: a first electrode group provided in a position to come in contact with the first finger, including a first main electrode and at least one first auxiliary electrode provided in a position away from the first main electrode; a second electrode group provided in a position to come in contact with the second finger, including a second main electrode and at least one second auxiliary electrode provided in a position away from the second main electrode; a biological signal processor for, from potential values measured at the first and second electrode groups, determining respective contact states concerning the first and second fingers; and a transmission circuit for presenting information concerning a finger contact state based on a result of determination.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333136

Integrated electronics for perpetual energy harvesting

An apparatus for perpetually harvesting ambient near ultraviolet to far infrared radiation to provide continual power regardless of the environment, incorporating a system for the harvesting electronics governing power management, storage control, and output regulation. The harvesting electronics address issues of efficiently matching the voltage and current characteristics of the different harvested energy levels, low power consumption, and matching the power output demand. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333123

Control unit for a recuperative brake system of a vehicle and method for braking a vehicle

A control device for a recuperative braking system of a vehicle includes: an actuating device configured to (i) select the maximum value of a front axle generator braking torque and of a rear axle generator braking torque, taking into account at least one provided default variable concerning a setpoint total braking torque which is predefined by a driver, (ii) control an electric motor, and (iii) control a hydraulic front axle brake circuit component and a hydraulic rear axle brake circuit component in such a way that a front axle brake pressure and a rear axle brake pressure are settable in such a way that a difference between a predefined setpoint braking torque distribution and an actual braking torque distribution present between the front axle and the rear axle is minimized.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140333046

Trailer hitching and tracking steering

Improvements in a trailer hitching and tracking steering system are disclosed include a new style rv or wagon style rv that includes an extendable, variable position tow bar that accommodates misalignment of a tow vehicle. The tow bar can be rotated for storage within the rv wagon. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332967

Bit cell with double patterened metal layer structures

An approach for providing sram bit cells with double patterned metal layer structures is disclosed. Embodiments include: providing, via a first patterning process, a word line structure, a ground line structure, a power line structure, or a combination thereof; and providing, via a second patterning process, a bit line structure proximate the word line structure, the ground line structure, the power line structure, or a combination thereof embodiments include: providing a first landing pad as the word line structure, and a second landing pad as the ground line structure; and providing the first landing pad to have a first tip edge and a first side edge, and the second landing pad to have a second tip edge and a second side edge, wherein the first side edge faces the second side edge.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332949

Method for creating a selective solder seal interface for an integrated circuit cooling system

A method for forming cooling channels in an interface for soldering to a semiconductor structure. The method includes: forming a metal seed layer on a surface of a substrate; patterning the metal seed layer into a patterned, plating seed layer covering portions of the substrate and exposing other portions of the substrate; using the patterned plating seed layer to form channels through the exposed portions of the substrate; and plating the patterned plating seed layer with solder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332911

Capacitive micro-machined transducer and method of manufacturing the same

The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a capacitive micro- machined transducer (100), in particular a cmut, the method comprising depositing a first electrode layer (10) on a substrate (1), depositing a first dielectric film (20) on the first electrode layer (10), depositing a sacrificial layer (30) on the first dielectric film (20), the sacrificial layer (30) being removable for forming a cavity (35) of the transducer, depositing a second dielectric film (40) on the sacrificial layer (30), depositing a second electrode layer (50) on the second dielectric film (40), and patterning at least one of the deposited layers and films (10, 20, 30, 40, 50), wherein the depositing steps are performed by atomic layer deposition. The present invention further relates to a capacitive micro-machined transducer (100), in particular a cmut, manufactured by such method.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332905

Method of fabricating semiconductor device

A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a gate dielectric layer comprising an oxide, and at least one conductive layer on a substrate, forming a mask on the conductive layer and patterning the at least one conductive layer by etching the at least one conductive layer using the mask as an etch mask to thereby form a gate electrode, wherein the oxide of the gate dielectric layer and the material of the at least one conductive layer are selected such that a byproduct of the etching of the at least one conductive layer, formed on the mask during the etching of the at least one conductive layer, comprises an oxide having a higher etch rate with respect to an etchant than the oxide of the gate dielectric layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332892

Stringer-free gate electrode for a suspended semiconductor fin

At least one semiconductor fin is formed over an insulator layer. Portions of the insulator layer are etched from underneath the at least one semiconductor fin. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332890

Stringer-free gate electrode for a suspended semiconductor fin

At least one semiconductor fin is formed over an insulator layer. Portions of the insulator layer are etched from underneath the at least one semiconductor fin. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332876

High voltage gate formation

Embodiments described herein generally relate to methods of manufacturing charge-trapping memory by patterning the high voltage gates before other gates are formed. One advantage of such an approach is that a thin poly layer may be used to form memory and low voltage gates while protecting high voltage gates from implant penetration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332847

Composite one-piece igbt device and producing method thereof

A composite one-piece igbt power device is disclosed to solve a problem that existing devices' turning-on/off speed is not high enough. The composite one-piece igbt device of the present invention comprises at least two igbt devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332680

Ion trap

An ion trap comprising: a first array of magnetic elements arranged to generate a first magnetic field with a degree of homogeneity; and an array of electrodes arranged to generate an electrostatic field including a turning point in electrical potential at a location where the magnetic field has a substantially maximum degree of homogeneity; wherein the array of electrodes is planar and parallel to the direction of the magnetic field at the location; and wherein a primary first magnetic element is arranged to generate a first component of the first magnetic field and other first magnetic elements are arranged to generate compensating components of the first magnetic field that reduce the gradient, the curvature and higher order derivatives of the first component of the first magnetic field at the location where the first magnetic field has the substantially maximum degree of homogeneity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332291

Trolley for the transportation of a load on staircases

The present invention is a trolley that can safely transport a load on staircases, so as to prevent ruining or overturning the load. The trolley can easily ascend onto the first step and easily descend from the last step of a staircase. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332254

Laser patterning of silver nanowire - based transparent electrically conducting coatings

A transparent electrical conductor (10; 20), comprising a transparent substrate (14; 201); a composite layer (18; 28) comprising an electrically conductive layer (12) disposed on at least a portion of a major surface of the transparent substrate (14; 201) and comprising a plurality of interconnecting metallic nanowires, and a polymeric overcoat layer (16) disposed on at least a portion of the electrically conductive layer (12); wherein a pattern in the composite layer includes an x-axis and a y-axis of an x-y plane of the composite layer and a z-axis into the x-y plane of the composite layer, and the pattern defines a plurality of electrically conductive regions (24, 24′) in the x-y plane of the composite layer (18; 28), wherein the electrically conductive regions (24, 24′) are separated from each other by electrically insulative traces (21), each of which defines a valley into the z-axis of the x-y plane of the composite layer (18; 28), the valley having a maximum depth (27) in a range from 50 nanometers to 100 nanometers relative to the x-y plane of the composite layer (18; 28), wherein the valley has a cross-sectional width (m1) in a range from 10 micrometers to 1000 micrometers, and wherein the valley further comprises a plurality of crevices (22) having a depth (23) in a range from 50 nanometers to 100 nanometers further into the z-axis of the x-y plane of the composite layer (18; 28). Methods for patternwise irradiating transparent electrodes (10; 20) to generate electrically insulating traces (21) are also described.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332242

Method for controlling torque output of dc electric tool

A method for controlling a torque output of a dc electric tool, includes presetting torque levels and voltage ranges corresponding to the torque levels, detecting the current output voltage of a battery and determining the voltage range in which the current output voltage is located, determining whether or not the current voltage range matches the preset torque level or not, and if the current voltage range does not match the preset torque level providing a warning that the torque output cannot reach the preset torque level and calculating and displaying a maximum torque level corresponding to the actual torque output value and, if the current voltage range does match the preset torque level, calculating the current actual torque output value and keeping a pwm modulation value constant if the torque output value conforms to the preset torque level or increasing the pwm modulation value for compensation if the torque output value does not conform to the preset torque level.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140332173

Vertical blind assembly

A vertical blind assembly module includes a head rail unit with opposite sides and a unit axis extending between the sides, a housing and an axle pivotally connecting the housing to the head rail unit so that the housing can pivot about a pivot axis that is perpendicular to the unit axis. A slat is coiled in the housing so enabling the slat to be extended from the housing a selected distance and retracted into the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331986

Grill and fireplace coombination with portability options

A combination manufactured grill and fireplace/cooker with an upper lidded grill cooking grated area and a lower fuel burning fireplace/cooking area. The fireplace open section, where access doors can be placed, gives access to place, attend and remove fuel burning sources, including gas logs and food items. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331850

Control pedal and method of controlling an electronic device with the control pedal

A control pedal includes a pedal body having a foot contact surface at an upper side; at least a sensing unit arranged on the foot contact surface for detecting a touch action and generating a sensor signal according to the detected touch action; a microprocessor arranged in an interior of the pedal body for generating an operation instruction according to the sensor signal; and a transmission unit for transmitting the operation instruction to an electronic device to control a page turning action, sound volume adjustment, or audio mode switch.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331807

Rotating mechanism, industrial robot and method for returning rotating body to original position

A rotating mechanism which returning a rotating body to an original position. The first detecting mechanism for detecting that the rotating body is in the original position is provided with a first section-to-be-detected affixed to the rotating body and the first detecting section affixed to a supporting body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331736

Method for calibrating a trigger unit and cascadable sensor therefor

A method is disclosed for calibrating a trigger unit which is connected via a trigger line to at least two sensors configured to be triggered. Each sensor is connected between two successive line portions of the trigger line. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331712

Air-conditioning apparatus

An air-conditioning apparatus capable of storing a surplus of refrigerating machine oil and returning a necessary amount of the refrigerating machine oil to a compressor as required. In an air-conditioning apparatus, a controller determines the amount of refrigerating machine oil that is present in a compressor by measuring power of the compressor and controls opening and closing of a solenoid valve on the basis of the measurement results.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331463

Machine tool and tool holder

A machine tool having a turning function and a milling function includes a spindle, a spindle housing supporting the spindle in a rotatable manner, a main clamp provided at the spindle, an auxiliary clamp provided at the spindle housing, and a double arm with a first gripper and a second gripper. The auxiliary clamp clamps a tool holder together with the main clamp during fixing a fixed tool. ... Corning Incorporated

11/13/14 / #20140331396

Love my neck protector

A neck protector which helps eliminate someone from burning their neck while using curling irons and hair straighteners is disclosed. My invention appears to be the first that will be displayed in stores everywhere. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140331323

Detection of rogue software applications

. . Software applications are analyzed to determine if they are legitimate applications and warnings are provided to users to avoid installation and/or purchases of unnecessary and/or potentially harmful software based on comparisons of user-interface characteristics of the software applications to visual characteristics of authentic applications to determine to what extent they match (or do not match) or are attempting to mirror the legitimate application.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140331192

Semiconductor device and method for making the same using semiconductor fin density design rules

A method for designing a semiconductor ic chip includes dividing the chip into functional blocks such as a core portion and one or more other functional cells and applying design rules concerning the spatial arrangement of semiconductor fins to the core portion but not to the other functional cells. The design guidelines include the application of design rules to some but not all functional blocks of the chip, may be stored on a computer-readable medium and the design of the semiconductor ic chip and the generation of a photomask set for manufacturing the semiconductor ic chip may be carried out using a cad or other automated design system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140331166

Customize smartphone's system-wide progress bar with user-specified content

An apparatus and method for customizing an operating system (os) function of a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes determining content data to be displayed when the os function is called by an application running on the mobile terminal, when the os function is called by the application, displaying the content data superimposed over the application in a display, and, when the os function is released by the application, returning to a display of the application in the display.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330903

Event greeting system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for providing a event notification concerning a specific member of a social network to one or more social network friends of the specific member. A first event message is received in response to the event notification from a first social network friend of the specific member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330899

Data infrastructure for providing interconnectivity between platforms, devices, and operating systems

The present invention teaches methods for using a point-and-click interface to allow developers to create visual relationships between apis and gui components. Further, the present invention uses interactive machine learning to learn from developer actions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330890

Context-driven application information access and knowledge sharing

Example systems and methods of context-driven information access are presented. In one example, a request for information concerning an application is received from a user device employing the application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330859

Systems and methods for information retrieval

Systems and methods for information retrieval, comprising: receiving object-oriented data from multiple data sources; receiving a query from a query application that formulates the query and supplies the query to an information retrieval system; parsing the query into a graph of data nodes; processing the data nodes in the graph on the object-oriented data to generate a current object set; and returning the current object set to the query application in response to the query.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330858

Systems and methods for processing geographic data

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for processing geographic data and identifying geographic locations. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that is performed by one or more processors, the method comprising operations including receiving a query including an address, parsing the address into tokens, and sending the tokens to one or more harvesters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330765

System and method for implementing a learning model for predicting the geographic location of an internet protocol address

A system and method for implementing a learning model for predicting the geographic location of an internet protocol (ip) address are disclosed. A particular embodiment of the system and method includes receiving a model to predict a geographic coordinates position of an internet protocol (ip) address, the model including one or more parameters and one or more variables associated with coordinates of the ip address and corresponding information associated with the ip address; receiving training data including a plurality of pairs of coordinates of a target ip address and corresponding information associated with the target ip address; determining, by use of a processor, the one or more parameters based on the training data and the model; and returning a result including information indicative of the determined parameters.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330758

Formal verification result prediction

A design verification problem includes a design description and a property to be verified. Feature data is identified from the design verification problem and a result is predicted for the design verification problem based on the feature data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330756

Automated alerting rules recommendation and selection

An improved technique involves a device monitoring system providing alerting rules for a particular computing environment automatically based on existing alerting rules sets for other computing environments. Along these lines, when an it professional monitors a computing environment through the device monitoring system, the device monitoring system stores alerting rules sets for that computing environment in a database. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330601

System and method for managing and monitoring the dispensing of fuels

A fuel management system for use by operators of temporary and/or permanent inventories of vehicles such as vehicle dealerships. Fuel vouchers are issued by authorized issuing personnel to authorized recipients if a validation procedure is passed using a database incorporating employee and vehicle inventory information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330554

System and method for generating manually designed and automatically optimized spoken dialog systems

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for generating a natural language spoken dialog system. The method includes nominating a set of allowed dialog actions and a set of contextual features at each turn in a dialog, and selecting an optimal action from the set of nominated allowed dialog actions using a machine learning algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330507

Method of estimating mounting angle error of gyroscopes by using a turning device, and corresponding turning device

Bias values of pitch axis and roll axis angular velocity sensors in a stationary state where a reference yaw axis of a two-wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle body is stationary in parallel with a vertical direction are acquired. Bias values of the pitch axis and roll axis angular velocity sensors in a turning state where a two-wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle is turned at a predetermined turning angular velocity in a state where the reference yaw axis of the two-wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle body remains parallel to the vertical direction are acquired. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330505

Predictive travel notifications

Various embodiments can predict a user's intended driving route in order to provide the user with traffic warnings for traffic conditions along the same. A user's driving route, in at least one embodiment, is predicted by collecting travel data, such as information associated with the date, time, location, and direction for trips made within a network of roads over time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330438

Intelligent hvac register

Intelligent hvac register is an hvac register outlet which can control the temperature in a space by operating independently. The intelligent hvac register works in network with other vents within the system using low power wireless technology and a smart application so that the temperature of multiple individual spaces can be controlled while operating on a single hvac system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330403

Method for preventing system invalidation

The present invention relates to a method for preventing system invalidation including the microcontroller transferring the specific packet to the primary electronic device which operates according to the operation commands sent from the upstream device to provide the specific service, the primary electronic device returning the return packet, the microcontroller receiving the return packet, the microcontroller determining if the return packet is returned within a preset rang, if yes, repeating the above steps, if not, activating the spare electronic device to take over the primary electronic device to provide the specific service, and shutting down power supply of the primary electronic device. Therefore, the present invention ensures the spare electronic device smoothly takes over the task of the primary electronic device which accidentally fails, thereby preventing the whole system from being invalidated and improving the stability and reliability of the system operation.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330293

Medical suturing instrument

A medical suturing implement which greatly improves manipulability and operability is provided. In a suturing implement, the movement of an operating part is transferred with a time differential to a loop forming part and suture thread by a loop feeding/returning mechanism and a suture thread feeding mechanism, and after the loop is fed out from the tip end of a loop introduction needle, the suture thread is fed out from the tip end of a suture thread introduction needle.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330291

Endoscopic surgical clip applier

An apparatus for application of surgical clips is provided and includes a lockout system selectively engageble with a pusher bar to prevent the pusher bar from returning to a home position and to prevent a trigger from completing a full stroke when a plurality of clips are substantially exhausted. The apparatus may include a trip mechanism including a trip lever biased into contact with the pusher bar, wherein distal movement of the drive bar moves the trip mechanism until the trip lever engages a lip of the pusher bar and in turn distally moves the pusher bar. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140330134

Detection and monitoring of atrial fibrillation

Enhanced real-time realizable af algorithm for accurate detection of, and discrimination between, nsr, af, pvc, and pac. The method of these teachings includes an af detection method having a modified poincare approach in order to differentiate various patterns of pac and pvc from nsr and af. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329388

Methods of patterning features having differing widths

Disclosed herein are methods of patterning features that have differing widths. In one example, the method includes forming a layer of material above a semiconductor substrate, forming a masking layer above the layer of material, wherein the masking layer is comprised of a first plurality features positioned above a first region of the semiconductor substrate and a second plurality of features positioned above a second region of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first and second plurality of features have the same pitch spacing and wherein the first and second plurality of features have different widths, and performing at least one etching process on the layer of material through the masking layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329385

Method for manufacturing semiconductor thick metal structure

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor thick metal structure includes a thick metal deposition step, a metal patterning step, and a passivation step. In the thick metal deposition step, a ti—tin laminated structure is used as an anti-reflection layer to implement 4 μm metal etching without residue. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329379

Patterning method for forming staircase structure and method for fabricating semiconductor device using the same

A patterning method includes forming a photoresist layer on a processing layer and exposing the photoresist layer using a standing wave/defocusing exposure to produce a photoresist layer having a staircase pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329374

Methods of fabricating quantum well field effect transistors having multiple delta doped layers

Methods of fabricating quantum well field effect transistors are provided. The methods may include forming a first barrier layer including a first delta doped layer on a quantum well layer and forming a second barrier layer including a second delta doped layer selectively on a portion of the first barrier layer in a first region of the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329354

Process for imprint patterning materials in thin-film devices

The present disclosure provides a method for patterning materials that are or are on top of chemically sensitive organic semiconductors. The method employs imprint lithography and a bilayer resist structure that simultaneously protects lower layers from harmful solvents and allows for cleaner liftoff by producing an undercut geometry to the resist pattern.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329349

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

An organic layer deposition apparatus includes a conveyer unit including a transfer unit, a first conveyer unit, and a second conveyer unit; and a deposition unit including one or more organic layer deposition assemblies for depositing an organic layer on a substrate attached to the transfer unit. Each of the one or more organic layer deposition assemblies includes: a plurality of deposition sources for discharging a deposition material; a deposition source nozzle unit including a plurality of deposition source nozzles; a patterning slit sheet including a plurality of patterning slits; and a plurality of source shutters separated from the plurality of deposition sources, respectively, and blocking a deposition material that is vaporized in each of the plurality of deposition sources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329210

Learning management system

Systems and methods that support the creation and timely electronic scheduling and delivery of course materials for training of individuals in an organization, in which course recommendations, scheduling, and rollout are based upon a number of factors including, for example, specific individual and/or business day-to-day operational performance measures, sales performance, and seasonal weather conditions by geographical region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329209

Device for early teaching of mathematics

A device for visual and tactile learning in mathematics. A set is comprised of twenty-two individual clear, square counters; eleven male (11) and eleven female (12), each set numbered respectively zero through ten. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329183

Chemically amplified negative resist composition and patterning process

A polymer comprising 0.5-10 mol % of recurring units having acid generating capability and 50-99.5 mol % of recurring units providing for dissolution in alkaline developer is used to formulate a chemically amplified negative resist composition. When used in a lithography process, the composition exhibits a high resolution and forms a negative resist pattern of a profile with minimized ler and undercut.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329057

Photo-curable composition and patterning method

X1 and x2 are selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, alkyl groups, a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, and alkyl groups in which part or all of the hydrogen atoms are substituted with fluorine. X1 and x2 may be the same or different. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140329056

Pixel defining layer, preparation method thereof, organic light-emitting diode substrate and display

A method for preparing a pixel defining layer (pdl), an organic light-emitting diode (oled) substrate prepared by the pdl, and a display device are provided, which can overcome the problem that the conventional pdl comprising hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials involves a complicated process. The method for preparing the pdl comprises: step 1: forming a mixed solution on a substrate to form a mixed solution film, in which the mixed solution includes a hydrophilic material, a hydrophobic material and a solvent; step 2: performing heat treatment on the mixed solution film to form a pixel defining material layer in which the content of the hydrophilic material on the upper portion is less than that of the hydrophilic material on the lower portion and the content of the hydrophobic material on the upper portion is more than that of the hydrophobic material on the lower portion; and step 3: forming a pattern of the pdl on the pixel defining material layer by a patterning process. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140328537

Automatic learning method for the automatic learning of forms of appearance of objects in images

An automatic learning method for the automatic learning of the forms of appearance of objects in images in the form of object features (28) from training images (20) for using the learned object features (28) in an image processing system comprises determining a feature contribution (30) by a training image (20) to object features (28) by weighted summation of training image features by means of linear filter operations, applied to the feature image (24), by using a weight image (32) obtained at least from an annotation image (22) and a classification image (26). This allows faster learning processes and also the learning of a greater variance of forms of appearance of objects and backgrounds, which increases the robustness of the system in its application to untrained images.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140328527

Method and apparatus for automated delineation of structure shape for image guided treatment planning

Disclosed herein are techniques for performing automated structure delineation on image data using trained landmark detectors and a shape refinement tool. The landmark detectors can be trained to detect a landmark in the image data based on image features that are indicative of intensity variations over a plurality of windows of the image data points. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140328339

Support of non-secure warning tones on packet-switched networks, particularly across multiple security domains

A method for supporting non-secure warning tones on packet-switched networks involves receiving a call attempt from a source phone to a destination phone, checking if a connection of the security domains of the source phone and the destination phone via a mls voice gateway is allowed, and checking if a generation of a non-secure warning tone locally by the source phone is required. A call is established from the source phone to the destination phone upon acknowledgement of the local generation of the non-secure warning tone by the source phone.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140328125

Methods of forming fine patterns in semiconductor devices

Methods of forming a semiconductor device may include providing a feature layer having a first region and a second region. The methods may also include forming a dual mask layer on the feature layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140328105

Methods and apparatus for layout of three dimensional matrix array memory for reduced cost patterning

Apparatus, methods, and systems are provided for a memory layer layout for a three-dimensional memory. The memory layer includes a plurality of memory array blocks; a plurality of memory lines coupled thereto; and a plurality of zia contact areas for coupling the memory layer to other memory layers in a three-dimensional memory. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327916

Optical coherence tomography apparatus, control method for optical coherence tomography apparatus, and non-transitory tangible medium

Provided is an optical coherence tomography apparatus expected to facilitate observation of reliable analyzed image data to improve inspection efficiency. The tomography apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomographic image of an object to be inspected; an identifying unit configured to identify an image display area corresponding to a part to be inspected of the object to be inspected in the tomographic image; a determination unit configured to determine a significant area and a non-significant area based on a positional relationship between a periphery of the image display area and the tomographic image; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display image data based on the tomographic image and data concerning the non-significant area together in a designated display form.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327860

Led backlight source and liquid crystal display device

The invention provides led backlight source, including: a boost converter, for boosting input voltage and outputting boosted voltage; n parallel led strings, wherein each led string including a plurality of series leds and receiving boosted voltage; a backlight driving ic, for controlling connection/disconnection of boost converter and determining whether to shut down led strings other than specific led string based on voltage at negative terminal of specific led string; and n control circuits, wherein each control circuit controlling voltage at negative terminal of corresponding led string not to become zero so that backlight driving ic unable to shut down led strings other than corresponding led string. When an led string becomes open, backlight driving ic cannot shut down leds strings other than the open led string to avoid turning off all led strings. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327814

Camera body, interchangeable-lens camera, and method of determining mounting of lens

A main cpu (a mounting determination part) in a camera body makes a determination by detecting voltage, at a lens detection terminal, n1 consecutive times at time intervals of dl, at the time of turning on a power supply with a power switch. After a result of the determination turns out to be non-mounting, the main cpu makes a determination by detecting voltage, at the lens detection terminal, n2 consecutive times at time intervals of d2 (where n2 and d2 are equal to or greater than to n1 and d1, respectively) on condition that any one of conditional expressions d1<d2 and n1<n2 is met.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327693

Apparatus for processing on-screen display and system for reprogramming camera module having the same

There is provided an apparatus for processing an on-screen display (osd), the apparatus including: a buffer unit receiving first dynamic guideline image information, a color determining unit determining colors for previously divided sections included in the first dynamic guideline image information from the buffering unit, and an image synthesizing unit synthesizing second dynamic guideline image information having the colors for each of the sections, determined by the color determining unit with an image from a camera. With the apparatus for processing an osd, a user freely sets colors of a warning message, a static guideline, and a dynamic guideline, whereby the warning message, the static guideline, and the dynamic guideline can be displayed on a screen without obscuring a rearview image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327643

Display panel protection with overpressure sensor on mobile device

An overpressure sensing mechanism protecting display panels on mobile computing devices from inadvertent external overpressures. The sensing mechanism comprises a pressure sensor coupled to a display panel and operable to trigger a warning alarm to a user upon detection of an overpressure exerted on the touchscreen. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327569

Radar weather detection for a wind turbine

A radar system for a wind turbine is provided. The radar system comprises a first radar unit (42) and a control unit (41) arranged to receive an output from the radar unit, the control unit comprising a central processing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327555

Monitoring & security systems and methods with learning capabilities

A system for monitoring a location comprises at least one processing device and memory. The processing device is configured to receive data collected from sensors at a location, store the data in the memory and analyze the data to determine whether to provide a notification to a party based, at least in part, on at least one criterion; and send a notification if the at least one criterion is met. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327550

Warning alert system for induced ac on pipeline systems for crew safety

This invention relates to the pipeline safety system. The invention is a warning alert system for presence of an induced ac voltage/current on a pipeline system that runs in parallel with an ac transmission line. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327393

Method and apparatus for controlling abnormal condition in wireless power receiver

A method for controlling an abnormal state of a wireless power receiving unit (pru) is provided. The method includes measuring a temperature by a period shorter than a previous measurement period when a temperature measured by the wireless pru in response to a transmission of power from a wireless power transmitting unit (ptu) is higher than a temperature required to be monitored; determining whether the measured temperature is higher than a temperature at which a load switch connected to a charging unit is turned off if the measured temperature is equal to or higher than the temperature required to be monitored; and turning off the load switch if the measured temperature is higher than the temperature at which the load switch is turned off.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327281

Warning device for a car seat base

A warning device for a car seat base includes a car seat base, a support leg and a color signal revealing mechanism. The car seat base is capable of mounting on a vehicle seat and provided with a support face for supporting a car seat thereupon and a signal window for showing signals by colors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327263

Vehicle warning lighting system

An emergency light system for an emergency vehicle. The light system can have a low profile configuration for improved aesthetics and aerodynamics. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327146

Methods for improving double patterning route efficiency

A design methodology for routing for an integrated circuit is disclosed. The method includes placement of cells having double diffusion breaks, which create an extended intercell region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327139

Contact liner and methods of fabrication thereof

Contact structures and methods of fabricating contact structures of semiconductor devices are provided. One method includes, for instance: obtaining a substrate including a dielectric layer over the substrate; patterning the dielectric layer with at least one contact opening; providing a contact liner within the at least one contact opening in the dielectric layer; and filling the contact liner with a conductive material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327117

Optically tuned hardmask for multi-patterning applications

The embodiments herein provides methods for forming a pvd silicon oxide or silicon rich oxide, or pvd sin or silicon rich sin, or sic or silicon rich sic, or combination of the preceding including a variation which includes controlled doping of hydrogen into the compounds heretofore referred to as sioxnycz:hw, where w, x, y, and z can vary in concentration from 0% to 100%, is produced as a hardmask with optical properties that are substantially matched to the photo-resists at the exposure wavelength. Thus making the hardmask optically planarized with respect to the photo-resist. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140327001

Method for manufacturing oxide semiconductor thin film transistor, and active operating display device and active operating sensor device using same

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an oxide semiconductor thin film transistor and to an actively operating display device and actively operating sensor display device using the same. A method for manufacturing an oxide semiconductor thin film transistor includes: forming a gate electrode by depositing and patterning a gate layer over a substrate; sequentially depositing a gate insulation film, an oxide semiconductor, and an etch stopper over the gate electrode and patterning the etch stopper; patterning the oxide semiconductor; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode over the patterned oxide semiconductor; and depositing a protective layer over the source electrode and the drain electrode and forming a contact hole in the protective layer, where the oxide semiconductor is formed to a thickness that is smaller than or equal to 4 nm.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326990

Array substrate, method for fabricating the same and display device

Embodiments of the invention relate to an array substrate, a method for fabricating the same and a display device. The method for fabricating the array substrate includes: forming a pattern of an etch stop layer on an active layer and a gate insulation layer not covered by the active layer; forming a pattern of a source/drain electrode layer on the etch stop layer; forming a patterning of a color filter layer on the source/drain electrode layer and the etch stop layer not covered by the source/drain electrode layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326958

Organic light emitting display apparatus, method of manufacturing the same, and mask used in the method

A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display apparatus is provided. A plurality of first electrodes is formed on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326935

Ratcheting load binder with enclosed ratchet mechanism

A ratcheting load binder with enclosed ratchet mechanism has an elongated tubular body, a handle, a ratcheting mechanism, and two threaded shafts. The handle is engaged with the tubular body by the ratcheting mechanism, and is perpendicular to the tubular body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326806

Grantham mechanical ventilator for use in preventing flashover when fighting fires

Disclosed is a mechanical firefighting device capable of operating unattended once it has been configured from the outside of a burning structure. With no firefighter presence required in the burning structure, the device removes heated air and smoke from the structure and allows the application of materials to douse the fire, thereby minimizing the occurrence of flashover, the simultaneous combustion of the contents of a burning compartment which causes a fire to burn out of control.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326719

Detachable container

The present invention discloses a detachable container comprising a base, side panels, corner posts and a roof panel, wherein the side panels are detachably connected to the base and to the roof panel, the corner posts are located between adjacent side panels and the side panels are detachably connected to the corner posts, respectively. A connection is employed for connecting the side panels with the base, the corner posts and the roof panel of the detachable container according to the present invention. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326713

Heating device for an electric hair dryer

The invention discloses a heating device for an electric hair dryer, said heating device comprising heating wires (2) and mica sheets (1); said heating wires (2) are folded to be corrugation, such that the distance between peaks is 5.0 mm or more; and said heating wires (2) are zigzag wound on the mica sheets (1) in stepped, laminated and beveled arrangements. The heating device for the electric hair dryer of the present invention, by deepening corrugation and employing zigzag arrangement, increases the clearance between heating wires, areas of heat dispersion and windward surface, shortens the structure of the heating device to save the cost, improves the heat dispersion of the heating device, and addresses a series of problems, such as less power of the electric hair dryer, larger bulk, higher air temperature, less air volume, turning red of heating wires, the contact of the wires, so as to provide an electric hair dryer having advantages of refinement and strong heat dispersion.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326668

Using geopressure to desalinate water

An apparatus and method for desalinating fluids produced or returning from a subterranean formation using pressure from a subterranean formation. Fluid from a formation is sent to a liquid/liquid separator for separating water from the fluid and then to a reverse osmosis unit, one or more of which are configured to operate from pressure delivered from a subterranean formation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326507

Drill pipe identification method and apparatus

A drill pipe identification method and apparatus utilizes a unique drill pipe identification code which is applied to each drill pipe by the manufacturer or in the field. The encoded pipe identification data is applied to the drill pipe utilizing a selected one of a variety of processes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326408

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

11/06/14 / #20140326362

Stump auger

The present concept a stump auger is used for removing tree stumps. The stump auger includes a main shaft connected at a top end to a drive mechanism for turning the shaft about a vertical axis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326257

Prepackaged smokable material capsule

Disclosed is a prepackaged smokable material capsule, comprising a container having an internal volume that allows a user to place a packaged amount of shisha or similar tobacco product into a hookah bowl without physical contact therewith. The capsule has a removable seal, an inlet, outlet and an internal agitator means within the capsule. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140326226

Freeze prevention arrangement for pcv channel and intake manifold

Provided are an arrangement capable of reliably preventing freeze of a pcv channel without requiring additional piping and an intake manifold having this arrangement. This arrangement for freeze prevention of a pcv channel includes a pcv channel returning blowby gas containing un-combusted fuel gas as a main component thereof and leaked into an engine to an intake port, an egr channel returning exhaust gas exhausted from the engine to the intake port, and a heating portion as a common portion between a pcv outer wall of the pcv channel and an egr outer wall of the egr channel.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325990

Gas turbine and operation method of gas turbine

A gas turbine having a compressor for compressing air, a combustor for taking in compressed air discharged from the compressor, mixing it with fuel, and burning them, and a turbine driven by combustion gas generated in the combustor, comprising: inlet guide vanes installed at a stage near an inlet of the compressor for adjusting a compressor flow rate by changing an attaching angle thereof, a steam injection mechanism for injecting steam to the combustor, a steam adjustment valve for adjusting the steam injection rate, and a steam rate control mechanism for adjusting an opening of the steam adjustment valve, a steam monitoring mechanism for monitoring the steam rate injected to the combustor, an air temperature monitoring mechanism for monitoring an atmospheric temperature, and a control unit for determining whether a restriction value of the steam injection rate using a temperature, an opening of the inlet guide vanes, and the steam injection rate as indexes is satisfied, and controlling at least one of a temperature of air flowing into the compressor, the steam injection rate, and the inlet guide vane opening.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325977

Burning stove combined with a stirling engine for producing electricity or to be coupled to a heat pump

Burning stove (1) combined with a stirling engine (2) for producing electricity or to be coupled to a heat pump where the heater of said stirling engine (3) is placed inside the stove (1), that comprises t o or more burners (4) arranged on the same plan and that the axis of the heater (3) of the stirling engine (2) passes through the barycenter of said t o or more burners (4). The stove can be advantageously a pellet stove with one or more heat exchangers (8).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325963

Internal combustion engine and control method for same

An engine exhaust gas post-treatment device including a mechanism that can vary opening timing of an exhaust valve, and a control method. A unit is configured to raise a temperature of a part or all of the device to not less than a preset temperature by the mechanism opening the exhaust valve in an exhaust stroke at normal combustion within a range of an afterburning period, and the mechanism feeds the device an exhaust gas whose temperature and pressure are high due to combustion of fuel injected into a cylinder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325885

Apparatus for supporting firearm, firearm assembly, and method of reducing shock of firing

There is provided a firearm assembly including: a base; a firearm coupling unit configured to move forward or backward with respect to the base; an elastic support unit configured to elastically support the firearm coupling unit; and a firearm mounted on the firearm coupling unit and including: a bolt assembly configured to move backward or forward; and a return spring configured to elastically support the bolt assembly, wherein upon firing the firearm, the firearm coupling unit is configured to return to a coupling unit original forward position after completion of the bolt assembly returning to a bolt assembly original forward position.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325882

Self illuminated shaped and two-sided signage for printed graphics

Self illuminated back and front lit shaped and two-sided signage. The signage includes a turning film having a structured surface for redirecting light and a diffuser providing for diffusion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325838

Machine and method for turning at least flat shoulders on a crankshaft that surround crankpins

A crankshaft including narrow flat shoulders that are located next to a bearing pin at adjacent cheeks of the crankshaft. The narrow flat shoulders are machined by turning a rotary tool. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325819

Method of producing a gas mixing device

A gas mixing device capable of safely mixing flammable gas containing, for example, methane or the like and combustion supporting gas such as oxygen-containing gas, and a synthesis gas producing device using this gas mixing device. Flammable gas containing methane or the like and combustion supporting gas such as oxygen-containing gas are supplied into a mixing vessel via a first gas supplying section and a second gas supplying section respectively, and these gases are mixed within a combustion range in the vessel to be discharged via a discharge section. ... Corning Incorporated

11/06/14 / #20140325731

Child restraint swimming device

A safety device comprising a body portion secured to the torso of a swimmer and having support straps and a handle to permit an instructor to provide support for the swimmer is disclosed. The safety device may be used for a variety of purposes, such as teaching individuals how to swim. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325673

Live broadcast content protection based on watermarking

Techniques for thwarting piracy of real-time content such as broadcast streams are described. In one technique, when portions of a real-time content is received at a user device, the device embeds a particular code in the received content that associates the real-time content to that user device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325631

Method and system for maintaining login preference information of users in a network-based transaction facility

The present invention relates to various aspects for maintaining and utilizing login preference information of users of a network-based transaction facility. In one embodiment, user interface information is communicated to a client via a communications network. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325471

Evaluation apparatus, an evaluation method and an evaluation program storing medium

An apparatus comprises a worker information storage unit for storing a table including, for each of a plurality of workers engaged in work of development or operation of a system, a period in which the worker possessed one of a plurality of work attributes concerning to the work, a log storage unit for storing a work log recording, for each interaction among the workers, generation time of the interaction and the workers who participated in the interaction, and an evaluation unit for calculating from the work log and outputting relation strength, for each combination of the work attributes and the pairs of the workers, that indicates the strength of the relation between the workers composing the pair, based on number of times of the interactions within the pair that the workers performed when having the work attribute.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325464

Conflict detection for self-aligned multiple patterning compliance

Among other things, one or more techniques and systems for performing design layout are provided. An initial design layout is associated with an electrical component, such as a standard cell. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325277

Information processing technique for managing computer system

A present method includes: identifying a component item that satisfies a predetermined condition concerning an indicator value for an influenced range within a system, from among plural component items included in the system, by using data regarding the plural component items and relationships among the plural component items; extracting component items included in a predetermined range from the identified component item, based on the data; and generating one or plural failure patterns, each of which includes one or plural sets of one component item of the extracted component items and a failure type corresponding to the one component item, by using data including, for each component item type, one or plural failure types.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325199

Information processing system, information processing apparatus and start up control method

An information processing system includes an operation part that receives an operation performed by a user; and a body part that operates based on a request from the operation part. The operation part includes a power control part that, when receiving a power turning off instruction from the body part, reboots the operation part and causes the operation part to stand by in a power saving state in which some of operations are stopped, and, when receiving a start up notification from the body part, causes the operation part to return from the power saving state.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325045

Method, server, and system for directing network traffic

A server, intermediation server, system and a method for directing network traffic are provided. The name server and intermediation server each include a network interface configured to communicate with a network, a memory configured to store the profile record a processor in communication with the memory and the network interface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140325033

System and method for adaptive content rendition

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for adaptive content rendition, the method comprising receiving media content for playback to a user, adapting the media content for playback on a first device in the user's first location, receiving a notification when the user changes to a second location, adapting the media content for playback on a second device in the second location, and transitioning media content playback from the first device to second device. One aspect conserves energy by optionally turning off the first device after transitioning to the second device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324916

Method and apparatus for database

A method is provided of storing in a computer memory a first plurality of database tables each of which include research data which relates to clinical or pre-clinical research studies concerning a biomedical product. The method may also include storing in the computer memory a second plurality of database tables each of which include non research data concerning the biomedical product but unrelated to clinical or pre-clinical research studies concerning the biomedical product. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324877

Search index

Method of searching comprising applying a function to individual elements within a digital work to form a set of index elements. Storing the index elements as an index for the digital work. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324871

Decision-tree based quantitative and qualitative record classification

Systems and methods are disclosed for classifying records by sorting records based on both quantitative and qualitative information at a node in a decision tree. Technologies are also disclosed for determining whether records are linked together by applying quantitative and qualitative information at the same nodes in a decision tree. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324781

Input/output (i/o) procedure for database backup to mass storage

Databases may be backed up on a mass storage device. Storing the database backup on mass storage, rather than tape drive, allows operations, such as from a database manager, with large input/output to improve performance. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324778

Hierarchical coherency log for managing a distributed data storage system

A system and method for managing distributed coherent datasets using a hierarchical change log is provided. In some embodiments, a distributed storage system is provided that includes a primary storage device containing a primary dataset and a mirror storage device containing a mirror dataset. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324748

Method and apparatus for deriving spatial properties of bus stops and traffic controls

A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for automatically detecting specific locations, i.e. Bus stops, stop lights, and/or traffic signals, based on received gps reports. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324747

Artificial continuously recombinant neural fiber network

Embodiments of a system and method for an artificial cognitive neural framework are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the artificial cognitive neural framework includes a memory system for storing acquired knowledge and for broadcasting the acquired knowledge, cognitive system, including cognitive perceptrons arranged to develop hypotheses and produce information, and genetic learning algorithms and a mediator, coupled to the cognitive system, the mediator arranged to gather the developed hypotheses and the produced information, to integrate the developed hypotheses and produced information using fuzzy, self-organizing contextual topic maps and to establish proper mappings between inputs, internal states and outputs of a continuously recombinant neural fiber network, wherein the genetic learning algorithms are arranged to continuously evolve candidate solutions by adjusting interconnections in the continuously recombinant neural fiber network by correlating patterns within the candidate solutions to stochasto-chaotic constraints, and to update the memory system.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324744

Decision tree with compensation for previously unseen data

A computer-implemented method is disclosed for efficiently processing records with unseen data. In the method, a computer system may obtain a plurality of records and a decision tree generated in a learning process. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324740

Ontology-based attribute extraction from product descriptions

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for obtaining a structured listing of attributes and corresponding values based on an unstructured document, such as a product description in a product record. Putative values are identified in the document and corresponding candidate attributes are identified in a taxonomy. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324739

Systems and methods for learning of normal sensor signatures, condition monitoring and diagnosis

Systems and methods to monitor a signal from an apparatus are disclosed. A feature extracted from the signal is automatically defined. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324734

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 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, with an agreement providing management compensation from asset rights of the eb-5 investors.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324720

Method, system, intelligent terminal and storage medium for information recommendation

The present disclosure provides a method, system, intelligent terminal and storage medium for information recommendation, wherein, the method includes: uploading contact information to a server, by an intelligent terminal; storing the contact information uploaded by the intelligent terminal and acquiring a social account number of a user of the intelligent terminal, by the server; acquiring friend information of the social account number according to the social account number, and matching the acquired friend information with the contact information, then returning the friend information which is successfully matched to the intelligent terminal, by the server; receiving and storing the friend information which is successfully matched, and recommending the friend information which is successfully matched to the user of the intelligent terminal, by the intelligent terminal; and the friend information which is successfully matched including information that has not been set in the contact information of the intelligent terminal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324703

Money services system

A check cashing system is configured to scan in a check to be cashed and scan a customer id of a customer cashing the check. Information for the customer, including check cashing history, information for the maker of the check and other information is displayed to verify the authenticity of the check. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324645

Method and system for configuring and processing compensation plans

A computer-implemented method of configuring and processing a compensation plan in a plan management system is disclosed, including the steps of presenting a graphical user interface via a display device that is configured to present guidance and receive user input related to the compensation plan. The method further includes the steps of receiving a user input specifying a plan roster containing a plan entity for which the compensation plan performs calculations, receiving a user input specifying a plan metric configured to perform a metric calculation on input data related to the plan entity to produce metrics data, receiving a user input specifying a plan component configured to perform an earnings calculation on input data comprising the metric results data to produce earnings data, and receiving a user input specifying a plan payment configured to perform a payment calculation on input data comprising the earnings data to produce payments data.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324475

Medical reading report preparing apparatus and medical image diagnostic apparatus

According to one embodiment, a schema storage unit stores a reference schema that schematically expresses the internal structure of a diagnosis target blood vessel concerning the reference section of the diagnosis target blood vessel. A schema processing unit automatically generates a schema concerning a section crossing the reference section of the diagnosis target blood vessel by image processing based on the reference schema.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324433

Method and device for learning language and computer readable recording medium

A method and a device for learning a language and a computer readable recording medium are provided. The method includes following steps. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324406

Combined sewer overflow warning and prevention system

A monitoring and alert methodology ascertains conditions that may result in a combined sewer overflow (cso) event. The method employs a semantic model of a combined sewer system that includes specification information describing the components of the combined sewer system. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324378

Automated generation of a test class pre-header from an interactive graphical user interface

A method for performing tests using automated test equipment (ate) is presented. The method comprises obtaining information concerning a test class using a graphical user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324352

Machine learning approach for analysis and prediction of cloud particle size and shape distribution

Techniques for analysis and prediction of cloud particle distribution and solar radiation are provided. In one aspect, a method for analyzing cloud particle characteristics includes the steps of: (a) collecting meteorological data; (b) calculating solar radiation values using a radiative transfer model based on the meteorological data and blended guess functions of a cloud particle distribution (c) optimizing the cloud particle distribution by optimizing the weight coefficients used for the blended guess functions of the cloud particle distribution based on the solar radiation values calculated in step (b) and measured solar radiation values; (d) training a machine-learning process using the meteorological data collected in step (a) and the cloud particle distribution optimized in step (c) as training samples; and (e) predicting future solar radiation values using forecasted meteorological data and the machine-learning process trained in step (d).. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324350

Machine learning approach for analysis and prediction of cloud particle size and shape distribution

Techniques for analysis and prediction of cloud particle distribution and solar radiation are provided. In one aspect, a method for analyzing cloud particle characteristics includes the steps of: (a) collecting meteorological data; (b) calculating solar radiation values using a radiative transfer model based on the meteorological data and blended guess functions of a cloud particle distribution (c) optimizing the cloud particle distribution by optimizing the weight coefficients used for the blended guess functions of the cloud particle distribution based on the solar radiation values calculated in step (b) and measured solar radiation values; (d) training a machine-learning process using the meteorological data collected in step (a) and the cloud particle distribution optimized in step (c) as training samples; and (e) predicting future solar radiation values using forecasted meteorological data and the machine-learning process trained in step (d).. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324311

Brake control unit

An ecu which includes a receiving portion that receives a control signal related to braking of a vehicle transmitted from an external ecu installed outside the ecu and a yaw rate estimation portion that estimates a yaw rate of the vehicle, based on a vehicle speed and steering angles which indicate turning angles of a steering wheel of the vehicle or turning angles of a wheel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324307

Automatic transmission and starting time control method

A transmission controller increases an indicated hydraulic pressure to a starting frictional engagement element to a normal hydraulic pressure, causes a hydraulic piston to stroke and executes a learning control of the indicated hydraulic pressure so that a time until the starting frictional engagement element starts generating a transmission capacity after the range is switched from the neutral range to the drive range becomes a target time when a range is switched from a neutral range to a drive range. The transmission controller further detects a driver's starting intention and increases the indicated hydraulic pressure to the starting frictional engagement element to a starting time hydraulic pressure higher than the normal hydraulic pressure and prohibits the learning control if the starting intention is detected before the starting frictional engagement element starts generating the transmission capacity.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140324062

Screwdriver for bone screws

A screwdriver for actuating bone screws which have a shaft and a fork head for holding a vertebral rot or the like, includes a central shaft, which at its distal end is provided with a formfitting or force-fitting profile for engagement in a corresponding counter profile on the bone screw for turning the bone screw, a distal sleeve which rotatably engages around the shaft and is provided with connecting means for holding the screwdriver on the fork head of the bone screw, a handle provided at the proximal end of the screwdriver and a turn handle which is connected with the distal sleeve, and an adjustment device for axial adjustment of the relative position of the central shaft relative to the distal sleeve in at least two different predefined positions which are adjusted for different sizes and shapes of bone screws.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323781

Apparatuses and methods for reforming of hydrocarbons

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for reforming of hydrocarbons are provided herein. In one example, a method comprises burning fuel gas to form a hot flue gas and heat a reforming-zone feedstock that contains (c5-c11) hydrocarbons to form a heated reforming-zone feed stream. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323761

Process for preparing ß-mercaptocarboxylic acid

A process for preparing β-mercaptocarboxylic acid is provided with step a for reacting a compound represented by a formula: x12s or a compound represented by a formula: x2sh, alkali hydroxide represented by a formula: x3oh (the x groups being defined), and unsaturated carboxylic acid represented by the following general formula (1) to obtain a reaction solution including a compound represented by the following general formula (2) and a compound represented by the following general formula (3), step b for neutralizing the reaction solution obtained in step a with an acid to obtain a reaction solution including β-mercaptocarboxylic acid represented by the following general formula (4) and a compound represented by the following general formula (5), step c for distillation-refining the reaction solution obtained in step b to obtain the β-mercaptocarboxylic acid, and step d for returning a distillation residue in step c to step a.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323461

Phenyl-substituted nicotinic ligands, and methods of use thereof

Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, lewy body dementia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), parkinson's disease, huntington's disease, tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323433

Method for rehydrating polysaccharide particles

Tissue and other body structures may be protected using a hydrated composition made from free-flowing substantially collagen-free rehydratable polysaccharide particles and rehydratable polysaccharide sponges. Rehydration of the particles without clumping may be carried out be dispersing the particles in a biocompatible water-miscible polar dispersant such as ethanol and combining the dispersion with sufficient aqueous solvent for the particles to convert them to a cohesive hydrogel. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323347

Point of care immunization testing system

A point of care immunization system based upon microfluidics and micro-titration technologies to rapidly test a patient in order to ascertain an immunization profile so that vaccinations can be administered to address identified gaps. A point of care system comprised of uniquely shaped and color distinguishing sample and test cartridges, with said test cartridges configured to meet healthcare requirements of national governing bodies. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323227

Server device, user device, method for controlling server device, recording medium, and system

Provided is a server device, etc., capable of enhancing flexibility of a reward winning game and maintaining a user's interest in the game. The server device manages rewards to be given to a user, and includes a storage unit for storing a package as a set of data concerning rewards to be given to the user and a modified package as a set of data concerning rewards used to update the package, a communication unit for communicating with a user device of the user, and a package updating unit for updating the package by modifying the data concerning the rewards included in the package by using the data concerning the rewards included in the modified package when a package update request is received from the user device.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323082

Billing gateway charge method and system

The billing gateway charge method and system are disclosed. A charge is processed by receiving a charge api call from a merchant server, detecting a select carrier server from a plurality of servers, transmitting a charge request to the select carrier server, and returning a charge result callback notification to the merchant server. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140323077

Solutions to address "enb partial failure" for a public warning system

A method includes detecting cell(s) for a base station have entered an operationally active state and determining whether the cell(s) correspond to tracking area(s) having an outstanding warning message for a public warning system (pws). The method includes sending, in response to the detecting and to a determination the cell(s) correspond to the tracking area(s) having the outstanding warning message for the pws, a message to the base station indicating the warning message should be sent at least to the cell(s). ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322996

Floating structure fluid dynamic force use system and wind-propelled vessel

Provided are a floating structure fluid dynamic force use system and a wind-propelled vessel which uses the system whereby it is possible to compensate for overturning moment due to fluid dynamic force and to alleviate both tilting and size increases of a floating structure. A floating structure fluid dynamic force use system (1) comprises an assembly (12) which extracts energy from wind or water, and a floating structure (13) which supports the assembly (12). ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322917

Grapho-epitaxy dsa process with dimension control of template pattern

A method for defining a template for directed self-assembly (dsa) materials includes patterning a resist on a stack including an arc and a mask formed over a hydrophilic layer. A pattern is formed by etching the arc and the mask to form template lines which are trimmed to less than a minimum feature size (l). ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322784

Systems and methods for magnetic guidance and patterning of materials

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

10/30/14 / #20140322731

Amyloid beta-derived diffusible ligands (addls), addl-binding molecules, and uses thereof

The invention herein comprises amyloid beta-derived diffusible ligands (addls), compositions comprising addls, addl-surrogates, addl-binding molecules, and methods of using any of the foregoing compounds and compositions. Addls comprise amyloid β protein assembled into soluble, globular, non-fibrillar, oligomeric structures capable of activating specific cellular processes. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322694

Method and system for updating learning object attributes

A method and system are provided for enabling one or more attribute values of a learning object to be derived and updated based upon learner actions taken by a plurality of learners on that learning object or on one or more related learning objects. To keep the attribute values current, the attribute values may be updated as new/additional information is received. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322693

Student-to-student assistance in a blended learning curriculum

A method of providing primary and/or secondary education using a blended learning curriculum. The method is implemented in a school comprising students of mixed-age and/or mixed-grade level. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322692

Methods for online education

The present invention is generally directed to a variety of tools, programs and methods for presenting or enhancing an online learning environment for a student viewing or participating in an online learning session. One embodiment is directed to a method of matching instructors and students by utilizing commonalities (or lack thereof) with a social media site and by having the student take a personality test to determine how the student learns most efficiently. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322680

Educational system for creating mathematical operations

A system for learning mathematics related to the abacus method for both performing mathematical operations and storing a tally for the result of the latest operation. A computer display comprises a series of cells that are populated during a mathematical operation by dragging a finger or stylus across a cell or cells. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322667

Oral teeth cleaning appliance with time-sequenced, customizable liquid bursts

An article and method for an oral care appliance which generates successive bursts of liquid adapted to provide cleansing of the teeth. The appliance includes a housing and a system for providing successive bursts of liquid, comprising a source of liquid, a nozzle with a spray exit opening and a system for generating and delivering successive bursts of liquid through the spray exit opening. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322657

Thermal afterburning system and method for operating such a system

A thermal afterburning system and a method for operating such a system are described, in which method or system a burner gas is fed in a conventional manner to a burner heating the combustion space of a combustion chamber, and exhaust air with a pollutant load is fed to the combustion space of the combustion chamber. The clean air produced inside the combustion space during the combustion processes is discharged. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322656

Method of patterning a device

A photoresist layer comprising a fluorinated photoresist material is formed on a device substrate and exposed to patterned radiation. The exposed photoresist layer is contacted with a developing agent to remove a portion of the exposed photoresist layer in accordance with the patterned light, thereby forming a developed structure having a first pattern of photoresist covering the substrate and a complementary second pattern of uncovered substrate corresponding to the removed portion of photoresist, the developing agent comprising a mixture of first and second fluorinated solvents, wherein at least one of the first and second solvents is a hydrofluoroether. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322654

Lithography apparatus, and method for manufacturing article

A lithography apparatus for substrate patterning, includes a substrate stage having a reference mark, an optical system irradiating the substrate with the charged particle beam, a first measurement device measuring a position of an alignment mark formed on the substrate, a second measurement device having an optical axis apart from an axis of the optical system by a distance shorter than that of the first measurement device, and measuring a position of the reference mark, a processor obtaining a base line of the first measurement device based on positions of the reference mark respectively measured by the first and second measurement device and a base line of the second measurement device, the position of the reference mark being measured by the second measurement device based on an optical signal obtained via the reference mark with the stage moved.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322650

Patterning process and resist composition

A negative pattern is formed by coating a resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units of formulae (1) and (2) and a photoacid generator of formula (3) onto a substrate, baking, exposure, peb and developing in an organic solvent. In formulae (1) and (2), r1 is h, f, ch3 or cf3, z is a single bond, phenylene, naphthylene, or (backbone)-c(═o)—o—z′—, z′ is alkylene, phenylene or naphthylene, xa is an acid labile group, yl is h or a polar group. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322401

Fast heat-up of a thermal conditioning device e.g. for coffee machine

The invention concerns a unit (1000) for controlling transmission of power to a thermal conditioning device (100) e.g. For coffee machine, comprising a controller (2) with a start-up profile for starting-up said device (100) from a temperature of inactivity (ti) to an operative temperature for bringing to a target temperature (tt) a fluid circulating through said device (100) at start-up end, said controller (2) being arranged to allow circulation of fluid through said device (100) at start-up end and to compare the determined temperature (sot) of fluid circulated at start-up end to the target temperature (tt) and derive a temperature difference therefrom. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140322091

Method and arrangement for cleaning a particle filter

A method and an arrangement for cleaning a particulate filter in a vehicle provided with an internal combustion engine is provided. The particulate filter is mounted in an operative position inside an exhaust muffler under normal operation of the engine. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321884

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an apparatus main body, an operation member, a toner container, a shutter, and an interlocking mechanism. The operation member is a member for turning on and off a power supply of the apparatus main body, and takes an on posture and an off posture. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321738

Dictionary creation device, image processing device, image processing system, dictionary creation method, image processing method, and program

A dictionary creation device including a blurred image generation unit which outputs a blurred image generated by performing a blurring process to a learning image together with a blur parameter indicating a blurring state of the blurred image, a patch pair generation unit which generates a restoration patch and a blurred patch as a patch pair that is composed of the patches located at the corresponding positions of the learning image and the blurred image, and a registration unit which associates the patch pair with a blur parameter corresponding to the blurred patch in the patch pair and registers them in a dictionary.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321737

Collection of machine learning training data for expression recognition

Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for implementing crowdsourcing pipelines that generate training examples for machine learning expression classifiers. Crowdsourcing providers actively generate images with expressions, according to cues or goals. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321717

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

10/30/14 / #20140321541

Method and apparatus for capturing an image

A method and apparatus are provided for capturing video so that compression and quality can be optimized. During operation, a video recording system will employ a learning algorithm to determine periods when a light bar is on, or active. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321470

Communication device and address learning method

A processor determines, when a frame is received, whether a total of current learning numbers stored in a second storage unit has reached a total of maximum learning numbers. The processor identifies in the second storage unit, if it is determined that the total of current learning numbers has reached the total of maximum learning numbers, a first group identifier associated with a lower priority than a priority associated with a reception group identifier contained in the frame. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321417

Method and system for implementing multimedia call

A method and system for implementing a multimedia call are provided. The method includes: after receiving a calling request from a voip client, a calling controller transmitting the calling request to an application server; the application server acquiring rate options of calling respective called numbers by the voip client and returning the rate options to the calling controller, wherein the respective called numbers comprise one or multiple numbers registered by and/or bound with a called party of the calling request; the calling controller transmitting the rate options to the voip client, and suspending call handling of the calling request; and, after receiving a rate option selected by the voip terminal among the rate options, the calling controller transmitting the rate option selected by the voip terminal to the application server, resuming the call handling, and connecting a call between the voip client and a called terminal of a called number corresponding to the rate option selected. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140321182

Control apparatus and control method for voltage conversion apparatus

A control apparatus for a voltage conversion apparatus includes: duty command signal generation means for generating a duty command signal corresponding to a duty ratio of switching elements carrier signal generation means for generating carrier signals corresponding to respective switching frequencies of the switching elements; switching control signal generation means for generating respective switching control signals of switching on and off states of the switching elements, by comparing the duty command signal with the carrier signals; one arm driving control means for implementing one arm driving by alternatively turning on the first and second switching elements; and phase inverting means for bringing phases of portions, of the carrier signals, corresponding to switching at least right after arm switching, into a state where the phases are shifted from each other by 180 degrees between the first and second switching elements, at the time of the arm switching.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320652

Mid-infrared vehicle early warning system

A method of warning a driver of a vehicle of an obstacle that is more than one kilometer from the vehicle includes emitting mir laser energy from the vehicle. The laser energy has a wavelength approximately between 3500 nanometers and 5000 nanometers. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320637

Vehicular image processing apparatus and method of providing information using the vehicular image processing apparatus

Provided are a vehicular image processing apparatus that may prevent an accident by recognizing, using a black box for a vehicle, a dangerous situation through image recognition and by warning a driver of the vehicle and a driver of another vehicle corresponding to a counterparty vehicle about a probable accident to avoid the accident, and a method of providing information using the vehicular image processing apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320635

System and method of characterizing micro-fabrication processes

A system for assessing a structure and the tools and processes used to form the structure is described. 2d images of the structure are captured and processed to obtain 3d information concerning the structure. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320482

Liquid crystal display (lcd) device

A lcd device includes pixels formed of column data lines and row scanning lines. The pixel includes a display element; a first switching unit that performs sampling on each frame data of an input video signal; a first holding unit that configures an sram, and holds sub frame data; a second switching unit that causes the sub frame data held in the first holding unit; and a second holding unit that configures a dram, and applies output data to the pixel electrode, a pixel control unit that performs an operation of repeating writing the sub frame data in the first holding unit, turning on the second switching units, and rewriting memory content of the second holding units; and a timing control unit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320414

Three-dimensional imaging and display system

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

10/30/14 / #20140320320

Vehicle detecting system and method

A vehicle detecting system, a vehicle detecting method adapted for a vehicle, and a computer-readable storage medium encoded with a computer program are disclosed. The system controls two cameras to capture images in the front of the vehicle and at the back of the vehicle respectively, according to a speed and a direction of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320293

Operator alert and height limitation system for load carrying machines

A method for alerting an operator during linkage overload in a machine is disclosed. The method includes calculation of operational height of a payload carrier. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320268

System and method to determine sterilization of a device

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

10/30/14 / #20140320194

Solid state power controller gate control

A system for controlling gate power includes a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (mosfet) configured to supply power to a load according to a gate control voltage applied to a gate of the mosfet. The system includes a gate control circuit configured to turn on and off the gate control voltage supplied to the gate of the mosfet. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140320027

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

10/30/14 / #20140319931

Fluid reservoir level detection system

A fluid level detection device comprising an elongated shaft having a plurality of sensors and associated switches on a distal end thereof. The distal end of the shaft extends into a liquid reservoir with the switches configured to detect multiple predetermined fluid levels. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140319727

Patterning of non-convex shaped nanostructures

Methods of making nano-scale structures with geometric cross-sections, including convex or non-convex cross-sections, are described. The approach may be used to directly pattern substrates and/or create imprint lithography templates or molds that may be subsequently used to directly replicate nano-shaped patterns into other substrates, such as into a functional or sacrificial resist to form functional nanoparticles.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140319696

3d packages and methods for forming the same

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a semiconductor device, a package, and methods of forming a semiconductor device and a package. An embodiment is a method including placing a plurality of dies over a passivation layer, the plurality of dies comprising at least one active device, molding the plurality of dies with a first molding material, and forming a plurality of through-package vias (tpvs) in the first molding material, first surfaces of the plurality of tpvs being substantially coplanar with a backside surfaces of the plurality of dies. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140319518

Semiconductor device and driving method thereof

A semiconductor device has a non-volatile memory cell including a write transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor and has small leakage current in an off state between a source and a drain, a read transistor including a semiconductor material different from that of the write transistor, and a capacitor. Data is written or rewritten to the memory cell by turning on the write transistor and applying a potential to a node where one of a source electrode and drain electrode of the write transistor, one electrode of the capacitor, and a gate electrode of the read transistor are electrically connected to one another, and then turning off the write transistor so that the predetermined amount of charge is held in the node.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140319286

Train direction detection via track circuits

Track circuits and constant warning time devices that can make train direction determinations using multi-frequency track impedance measurements and combinations of frequency tuned shunts.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140319259

Structure of crusher

A crusher includes a main body that includes a crushing structure and an adjustment structure. The adjustment structure includes an adjustment hydraulic cylinder, a slide block mechanism, which is operatively coupled to the adjustment hydraulic cylinder, and a pull bar hydraulic cylinder, which is operable in combination with the adjustment hydraulic cylinder and the slide block mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140319109

Laser machining device

A laser machining device with a proximity-warning function in relation to a workpiece being machined includes a laser element and a position feedback unit. The laser element includes a laser head for emitting a focused laser beam and a movable member for moving the laser head. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318987

Analyte meter test strip detection

An analyte meter having a test strip port is configured to detect whether an approved test strip has been inserted into the test strip port before turning on analyte measurement subsystems in the analyte meter. After the meter is turned on, control circuitry in the meter continues to monitor whether the test strip is removed prior to application of a blood sample on the test strip or whether the test strip is removed after application of a blood sample on the test strip, such as during an assay of the sample.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318876

Kellams receptacle scale

The kellams receptacle scale, is a wheeled scale that weighs the contents loaded into industrial fifty five gallon receptacles. The scale emits an audible warning when weight exceeds a preset amount. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318580

Condition warning system, control system and method for pot and pan washing machine

A condition warning system for an apparatus such as a pot and pan washing machine, a control system and control methods for a pot and pan washing machine are provided. The condition warning system includes a control system that monitors operational, safety or compliance parameters of an apparatus, and a light that illuminates a location below (or above) an operator's direct line of sight, and which is outside of the operator's direct line of sight. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318330

Thread whirling device and turning machine comprising a thread whirling device

A thread whirling device for producing a thread on a workpiece on a numerically controlled turning machine by a thread whirling method, having a retention structure for fitting the thread whirling device to the turning machine, a whirling head which is retained on the retention structure, has an opening and carries one or more cutters which are arranged peripherally on the edge of the opening, having a first drive device which is configured to drive the whirling head in a rotational manner about a first rotation axis which extends through the opening. The thread whirling device further includes a second drive device which is configured to drive the whirling head in a rotational manner about a second rotation axis which extends transversely relative to the first rotation axis, in order to orientate an angle between the first rotation axis and the spindle axis of the turning machine work spindle.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318300

Industrial robot

An industrial robot may include a main body part; a plurality of levers having base end sides turnably connected with the main body part; a plurality of arm parts having respective base end sides turnably connected with respective tip end sides of the plurality of the levers; a movable part which is turnably connected with the respective tip end sides of the plurality of the arm parts; and a plurality of turning drive mechanisms for respectively turning the plurality of the levers. The plurality of the levers may radially extend to an outer peripheral side of the main body part at a substantially equal pitch. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318260

Pressure indication device of inflation machine with safety pressure relief

A pressure indication device is provided to connect to an inflation mechanism of an inflation machine. The pressure indication device includes a hollow tubular body in which a push bock is received in a manner of being movable by a pressure conducted into the hollow tubular body and connected to a linearly movable plate and biased by an elastic element. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318238

Leak sensor for a prover

A leak sensor for sensing fluid flow through the bearings and seals about a shaft extending from a prover. Any leakage of fluid through the bearings and seals will migrate into the annular cavity within a housing and surrounding the shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318164

Automotive air conditioner and expansion valve

A first expansion valve is provided in a first refrigerant circulation passage through which the refrigerant discharged from a compressor is able to circulate by passing sequentially through an external heat exchanger and an evaporator and returning to the compressor. A second expansion valve is provided in a second refrigerant circulation passage through which the refrigerant discharged from the compressor is able to circulate by passing sequentially through an auxiliary condenser and the external heat exchanger and returning to the compressor. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318144

Device and method for slow turning of an aeroderivative gas turbine

An aeroderivative gas turbine, including a gas generator, a gas generator rotor, a power turbine section, and a slow turning device, wherein said slow turning device is designed and arranged to keep said rotor in rotary motion after turbine shut-down.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318136

Gas turbine combustor including a transition piece flow sleeve wrapped on an outside surface of a transition piece

A gas turbine combustor including a fuel nozzle for injecting mixed gas of fuel and air, a cylindrical liner for burning and reacting the mixed gas of fuel and air in a combustion chamber, a transition piece which is a flow path for leading combustion gas generated in the liner to turbine blades, and a transition piece flow sleeve for wrapping an outside surface of the transition piece, wherein a plurality of air introduction holes for introducing air into the transition piece flow sleeve are formed in regions of the transition piece flow sleeve excluding regions which are corner portions of the transition piece flow sleeve in a sectional direction thereof.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140318129

Combustion chamber

The invention relates to a combustion chamber for burning an air-fuel mixture, a gas mixture or a gas-liquid mixture, including an outer casing; a flame tube located inside the outer casing and provided with an inner space, whereby the outer casing and the flame tube form an annular channel therebetween, the flame tube including flow apertures which penetrate through its casing and interconnect the annular channel and the inner space of the flame tube; a cover part arranged in inlet ends of the outer casing and the flame tube and provided with flow apertures opening up into the annular channel; a combustion air inlet part which is arranged in an outer surface of the cover part and which is in connection with the flow apertures of the cover part; a fuel jet located in the cover part and extending inside the flame tube for feeding fuel into the flame tube.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140317842

Table and slide assemblies for patient transfer device

A table assembly for a patient transfer device has an upper table with side plates that are differentially extended at the ends, and valve control for pneumatic tubing integrated with retraction of the side plates. During patient delivery only the delivery side plate is raised, to avoid catching linens in the nip formed between upper and lower belts. ... Corning Incorporated

10/30/14 / #20140317829

Hood apparatus

A hood apparatus has structure to be removably engagable to a jacket and further structure to help eliminate reduced user peripheral vision from the hood via the user turning their head side to side. The structure of the hood is to create a slackened removable engagement between the hood and the jacket. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317646

Linked advertisements

Embodiments of the present invention generate linked advertisements. Linked advertisements may include a preliminary advertisement and one or more subsequent advertisements. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317624

Method and device for implementing communications between virtual machines based on scheduling layer

The present disclosure provides a method for implementing communications between virtual machines, the method includes: receiving a first communication request sent by a source virtual machine, returning a first mark id to the source virtual machine, and binding the first mark id to a first callback function registered by the source virtual machine; receiving a second communication request sent by a target virtual machine, returning a second mark id to the target virtual machine, and binding second mark id to a second callback function registered by the target virtual machine; and forwarding communication information sent by the source virtual machine to the target virtual machine, and authorizing a cpu to the target virtual machine to process the communication information. The present disclosure also provides a corresponding device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317559

Method, system, apparatus, and tangible portable interactive electronic device storage medium; that processes custom programs and data for a user by creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows on an electronic screen display in a mobile electronic intercative device gui (graphical user interface) system

The instant invention comprises an apparatus, system, method, and tangible interactive mobile device storage medium, for creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows™ on a display in an interactive mobile device gui (graphical user interface) system; where the cascade windows created and displayed by the cascade software™ technology invention arranges the active interface of various mobile smartphone/device systems into adjustable dimension windows opened on the mobile device screen simultaneously so that multitasking is more efficient and effortless. This process and option of cascading various system and/or application windows simultaneously, creates a powerful tool for the user and a culminating technical effect that allows the user to go back in time, and view on the display various screen configurations ranked high in importance by the user and the machine, which occurred over a specific time interval in the past.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317457

Server system

A server system includes at least one server and a server cabinet. The at least one server includes a first connection port and a baseboard management controller which detects a connection state of the first connection port and according to the connection state, outputs a data signal or a warning signal. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317325

Warning track interruption facility

A program (e.g., an operating system) is provided a warning that it has a grace period in which to perform a function, such as cleanup (e.g., complete, stop and/or move a dispatchable unit). The program is being warned, in one example, that it is losing access to its shared resources. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317297

Computer system and management method for the computer system and program

Even when a configuration in which instances of plural kinds of storage management software having equivalent functions are arranged to cooperatively manage a large-scale storage system is adopted, to prevent occurrence of a management inoperability and configuration information inconsistency and enable the same management operation and information reference as those performed when all management target objects are managed by a single instance. In the present invention, a representative management computer serving as a representative among management computers is determined. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317283

Forecasting capacity available for processing workloads in a networked computing environment

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

10/23/14 / #20140317231

Method and system for pacing, acking, timing, and handicapping (path) for simultaneous receipt of documents having trader markups

A computing device determines impactful content in transmittable content. The computing device assigns the impactful content to one or more impactful block units. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317083

Incremental crawling of multiple content providers using aggregation

A method for incremental crawling of content stored on a plurality of content providers using aggregation is provided. The method comprises receiving a request to crawl content on one or more associated content providers; retrieving one or more first references to content on a first content provider; retrieving one or more second references to content on one or more second content providers during the same request; aggregating the first and second references; and returning the aggregated first and second references. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317078

Method and system for retrieving information

The present disclosures relates to a computer implemented method and system for retrieving information. The method comprises inputting data to generate one or more records. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317066

Method of analysing data

The present invention disclosure provides a method of analysing data. In a first step a plurality of data records is provided, each data record having a plurality of data elements and having a property. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317052

Method of submitting information to a database concerning a stopped vehicle

A law enforcement officer involved in a traffic stop is provided with a means to submit details of contraband locations within the stopped vehicle to a cloud-based server or database. This method of submitting information allows any other officer to be able to retrieve up-to-date information regarding the location of contraband hidden with a particular vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317043

Map intuition system and method

A map intuition system and method that involves machine learning techniques to analyze data sets and identify mappings and transformation rules as well as machine-human interactions to leverage human intuition and intelligence to rapidly complete a map.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140317011

Computer-implemented system and method for providing student enrollment alerts in an online learning environment

A computer-implemented system and method for providing student enrollment alerts in an online learning environment is provided. A subscription threshold for an organization is determined for students enrolled in an online learning environment. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316982

System and method for electronic bill pay and presentment

A system and method is disclosed enabling a customer payor to make payment to a payee in a networked environment using a credit card, revolving credit, or other credit account. The payment system may provide for online receipt and review of bills, and may allow a customer payor to optionally select one or more alternative secondary accounts for payment in the event that payment cannot be made from a primary credit account. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316971

Methods of matching orders on an electronic trading system and an electronic trading system for matching orders

Electronic messages regarding a current order status of an order book of an electronic exchange system are transmitted to users including information concerning identities of parties having placed orders stored in the order book. The current order status is associated with a queue of orders stored in the order book. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316931

F& i menu system

An f&i menu system for the sale of vehicles, or other products which are often financed and which includes multiple options. A display shows the price of the vehicle with and without the options, and as icons representing the optional items are selected and deselected, the with-options price is automatically updated. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316908

Method and system for providing real estate property information with property improvement/maintenance history

Techniques for providing property information are described herein. According to one embodiment, a cloud-based platform at a server is provided to allow property owners to engage with property service providers regarding property improvement projects to be performed on the properties. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316881

Estimation of affective valence and arousal with automatic facial expression measurement

Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture facilitate analysis of a person's affective valence and arousal. A machine learning classifier is trained using training data created by (1) exposing individuals to eliciting stimuli, (2) recording extended facial expression appearances of the individuals when the individuals are exposed to the eliciting stimuli, and (3) obtaining ground truth of valence and arousal evoked from the individuals by the eliciting stimuli. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316820

Hierarchical condition categories program

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

10/23/14 / #20140316811

Automated health data acquisition, processing and communication system

A unique health score computation method is disclosed which masks underlying health statistics, yet provides a benchmark for a variety of applications. A system and method for collecting health related information, processing the information into a composite numerical value, and publishing the value is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316809

Apparatus and method for assessment of patient condition

A medical information system. In one embodiment, the medical information system includes: a learning engine; a user interface in communication with the learning engine; and a data warehouse in communication with the learning engine, wherein the learning engine will generate a report on a patient in response to patient data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316668

Vehicular driving support system

According to the invention, in a system that provides driving support for a vehicle, if a solid body is recognized in an advancing direction of a host vehicle, at least one avoidance target trajectory that allows a collision of the host vehicle with the solid body to be avoided are acquired on the basis of a traveling state of the host vehicle. Then, if the acquired avoidance target trajectories exist in both right and left sides of the host vehicle across the solid body, the control regarding the braking of the host vehicle is performed without performing the control regarding the turning of the host vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316660

Seat-integrated occupant presence detector

A system includes a vehicle seat with an embedded presence detector that can detect a presence of an occupant and output a presence signal. A position controller is configured to receive the presence signal and adjust a position of the vehicle seat to a predetermined driving position in response to receiving the presence signal and prior to turning on a vehicle ignition.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316654

Surgical patient side cart with steering interface

A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system includes at least one manipulator portion for holding a surgical instrument and a steering interface. The steering interface may include at least one sensor positioned to sense turning, fore, and aft forces exerted by a user to move the cart. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140316014

Aerogel/xerogel composite material amalgamated with single-walled carbon nanotubes for multipurpose usage

An amalgam comprising a highly porous, carbon-enveloped structure, such as aerogel. The carbon dispersion within the aerogel substrate consists of sonicated (using ultrasonic cleanser) carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into the aerogel/xerogel through various techniques. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315390

Grapho-epitaxy dsa process with dimension control of template pattern

A method for defining a template for directed self-assembly (dsa) materials includes patterning a resist on a stack including an arc and a mask formed over a hydrophilic layer. A pattern is formed by etching the arc and the mask to form template lines which are trimmed to less than a minimum feature size (l). ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315380

Trench patterning with block first sidewall image transfer

A method including forming a tetra-layer hardmask above a substrate, the tetra-layer hardmask including a second hardmask layer above a first hardmask layer; removing a portion of the second hardmask layer of the tetra-layer hardmask within a pattern region of a structure comprising the substrate and the tetra-layer hardmask; forming a set of sidewall spacers above the tetra-layer hardmask to define a device pattern; and transferring a portion of the device pattern into the substrate and within the pattern region of the structure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315344

Deposition apparatus, organic light emitting display apparatus, and method of manufacturing organic light emitting display apparatus using the deposition apparatus

A deposition apparatus includes a deposition unit including a plurality of deposition assemblies, which are separated from a substrate at a predetermined distance and deposit a material onto the substrate while a first transfer unit transfers the substrate. Each of the plurality of deposition assemblies includes a patterning slit sheet facing a deposition source nozzle unit, a positional information obtaining unit obtaining positional information regarding a position of the substrate transferred by the first transfer unit, and a sheet stage adjusting a position of the patterning slit sheet with respect to the substrate transferred by the first transfer unit according to the positional information.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315293

Magnetic patterning method and system

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for patterning a substrate. The method comprises providing at least one magnetic pattern generator configured and operable to modulate the magnetic field to induce varying magnetic properties to a magnetic field according to a desired pattern; applying the modulated magnetic field in the vicinity of the substrate creating a certain pattern of regions of interaction to be obtained on top of the substrate; and; interacting the substrate with magnetic particles, while under the application of the modulated magnetic field, the magnetic particles being attracted to selected regions of interaction defined by the certain pattern while being substantially not attracted to regions outside the regions of interaction, thus creating on top of the substrate the certain pattern of regions interacted with the magnetic particles. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315168

Facial expression measurement for assessment, monitoring, and treatment evaluation of affective and neurological disorders

Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture facilitate diagnosis of affective mental and neurological disorders. Extended facial expression responses to various stimuli are evoked or spontaneously collected, and automatically evaluated using machine learning techniques and automatic facial expression measurement (afem) techniques. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315157

Stationary hydraulically assisted device to teach motorcycle riding skills while under a controlled supervised environment

Some embodiments provide a hydraulically assisted stationary motorcycle training device for teaching motorcycle riding skills in a controlled and supervised environment. In some embodiments, the stationary motorcycle training device includes a set of equipment for responding to operations of a motorcycle positioned on the stationary motorcycle training device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315141

System for protection of soft tissues against a teeth whitening substance

The appliance includes a brushhead having conductive fiber bristles by which a potential is applied to electrochemically activate a teeth whitening substance, such as peroxide, in the vicinity of the teeth. An impedance appliance system (62) or an optical appliance system (27) provides information concerning whether the conductive fiber bristles are adjacent a tooth surface or gum region. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315137

Method for burning a fuel in a wood stove, a wood stove with a controller; and an air regulator for a wood stove

A method for burning a fuel in a wood stove having a door to a combustion chamber with a base, which combustion chamber is isolated from the air by an exhaust and an intake at which intake there is provided an air regulator having at least primary, secondary and tertiary air intake ducts. The stove is controlled by a burn controller configured to operate between the different operating, i.e. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315135

Euv resist sensitivity reduction

A method for patterning a substrate is described. The method includes forming a layer of radiation-sensitive material on a substrate, and preparing a pattern in the layer of radiation-sensitive material using a lithographic process, wherein the pattern is characterized by a critical dimension (cd) and a roughness. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140315131

Developer and patterning process

An aqueous solution containing 0.1-20 wt % of a benzyltrialkylammonium hydroxide is a useful developer for photosensitive resist materials. When an exposed resist film is developed in the developer, any swell of the resist film during development is suppressed. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314897

Nano imprinting with reusable polymer template with metallic or oxide coating

Methods and systems are provided for fabricating polymer-based imprint lithography templates having thin metallic or oxide coated patterning surfaces. Such templates show enhanced fluid spreading and filling (even in absence of purging gases), good release properties, and longevity of use. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314495

Pile driver system for and method of installing foundation elements in a subsea ground formation

A pile driver system for installing or removing foundation elements, such as piles, anchors, and conductors, in a subsea ground formation, includes a closed housing defining a cavity, an impact weight accommodated inside the housing, a hydraulic circuit for reciprocating the impact weight, which circuit comprises one or more valves, a cylinder, and a piston accommodated in the cylinder and connected to the impact weight, a pump for withdrawing water from the surroundings of the pile driver and providing pressurized water to the hydraulic circuit, and at least one outlet for returning water to the surroundings. The exhaust of the hydraulic circuit communicates with the cavity and the outlet is located in the wall of the housing.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314484

Wave suppressor and sediment collection system for use in shallow and deeper water environments

A transportable wave suppressor and sediment collection (wssc) system positionable in deep water along a coastline of a body of water, having a plurality of sections, each section further including a base portion having an upper floor portion, a forward wall, rear wall and two sidewalls and an open bottom end portion for being positioned on a floor of the body of water; at least a pair of raised elongated members positioned on the upper surface of the upper floor of the base; an upper portion to be secured to the base portion, the upper section having a angulated front wall to receive the flow of water through a plurality of flow pipes as the water engages each section; at least a pair of elongated openings in the upper portion for receiving the raised elongated members positioned on the upper surface of the upper wall of the base to define a means for securing the base to the upper portion. There is further provided a one way valving element positioned on the rear end of each flow pipe, for allowing water containing sediments to exit the pipe at the rear wall, but preventing the water and sediments from returning through the flow pipe; and a spacer portion to be positioned intermediate the base portion and upper portion, the spacer portion including a plurality of flow pipes to allow water carrying sediment to the rear of the section.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314334

Method and apparatus for finer control in thin line growth

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing controlling a thin line growth are disclosed. For example, the method receives an image in a first resolution, wherein each pixel of a plurality of pixels within the image is marked with a first tag and a second tag, wherein the first tag determines whether each pixel is on or off in the image and the second tag determines whether a thin line growth for each pixel is on or off in the image and produces a second image in a second resolution based upon the image in the first resolution, wherein the thin line is grown by turning on each pixel in a sub-line that is adjacent to a different pixel from a different sub-line having the first tag on and the second tag of the each pixel in the sub-line is on.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314311

System and method for classification with effective use of manual data input

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for classifying records, such as product records, using a machine learning algorithm. After training a classification model according to a machine learning algorithm using an initial training set, records are classified and high confidence classifications identified. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314310

Automatic analysis of rapport

In selected embodiments, one or more wearable mobile devices provide videos and other sensor data of one or more participants in an interaction, such as a customer service or a sales interaction between a company employee and a customer. A computerized system uses machine learning expression classifiers, temporal filters, and a machine learning function approximator to estimate the quality of the interaction. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314290

Positioning anatomical landmarks in volume data sets

Certain embodiments provide a computer apparatus operable to carry out a data processing method to position a set of anatomical landmarks in a three-dimensional image data set of a part or all of a patient, comprising: providing a trained supervised machine learning algorithm which has been trained to place each of the set of anatomical landmarks; applying the supervised machine learning algorithm to place the set of anatomical landmarks relative to the data set; providing a trained point distribution model, including a mean shape and a covariance matrix, wherein the mean shape represents locations of the set of landmarks in a variety of patients; and applying the point distribution model to the set of landmarks with the locations output from the supervised machine learning algorithm by: removing any landmarks whose locations have an uncertainty above a threshold with reference to the mean shape and covariance matrix; followed by: an optimisation of the locations of the remaining landmarks by maximising joint likelihood that a new shape, derived from linear combinations of eigenvectors of the covariance matrix, is plausible.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314288

Method and apparatus to detect lesions of diabetic retinopathy in fundus images

The present invention relates to the design and implementation of a three stage computer-aided screening system that analyzes fundus images with varying illumination and fields of view, and generates a severity grade for diabetic retinopathy (dr) using machine learning. In the first stage, bright and red regions are extracted from the fundus image. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140314224

System and method for quality auto-blending in call routing

A system and method blend particular quality considerations into the process of expanding the route choices in a route table, such that more calls can be successfully routed while maximizing certain objectives. The quality considerations drive how additional routes are chosen for the route table and how call volumes are allocated to the chosen routes so that overall profitability can be maximized within the governing constraints of quality targets, route quality, predicted traffic, and route capacity.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313908

System and method to reduce radio resource management (rrm) related signaling in machine-to-machine (m2m) communications

System and method for reducing signaling overhead related to scheduling of uplink and downlink radio resources to wireless devices (e.g., sensors or machine-to-machine (m2m) devices) that are primarily stationary in a cellular network. Because these wireless devices are non-moving, time-frequency channel conditions have a much lower variance for them as compared to other mobile devices in the network. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313774

Lighting assembly

The light fixture includes a frame, an optically transmissive panel assembly, a set of light emitting diodes (leds), and driving circuitry. The frame has a frame length measured along a length axis and a frame width measured along a width axis, wherein the frame length is greater than the frame width. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313767

Electronic incense assembly

An electronic incense assembly includes a light guide member, a light combining member, a substantially hemispherical member, a first light source and a second light source. The light guide member includes a light incident end and a light output end. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313500

Lithographic apparatus, device manufacturing method, and method of applying a pattern to a substrate

A lithographic apparatus includes at least one image alignment sensor for receiving radiation projected from an alignment mark on a reticle. Processor processes signals from the sensor(s) to resolve spatial information in the projected alignment mark to establish a reference for measuring positional relationships between a substrate support and the patterning location. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313496

Lithographic apparatus and method

A lithographic apparatus comprising a support structure constructed to support a patterning device, the patterning device being capable of imparting an euv radiation beam with a grating in its cross-section to form a patterned euv radiation beam, and a projection system configured to project the patterned euv radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate, wherein the support structure is provided with a grating comprising a series of first reflective portions which alternates with a series of second reflective portions, the second reflective portions having a reflectivity which is less than the reflectivity of at least part of the first reflective portions and which is greater than zero.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313422

Projection type video display

A projection type video display includes a light source controller and a light amount detection sensor. The light source controller controls currents so as to sequentially turn off a plurality of leds forming each of led arrays, detects a change in output light amount before and after each of the plurality of leds turn off by the light amount detection sensor to detect an abnormal turning-on of each of the leds, and performs control so as to interrupt a current supply to the led in which an abnormal turning-on has been detected.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313404

Shielding assembly and electronic device employing same

An electronic device includes a camera module and a shielding assembly. The shielding assembly includes at least one window glass and a smart film mounted to the window glass. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313303

Longitudinal dermoscopic study employing smartphone-based image registration

The evolution of a skin condition over time can be useful in its assessment. In an illustrative arrangement, a user captures skin images at different times, using a smartphone. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313221

Imaging mail

Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to turning snail mail into electronic mail. A digital image of the snail mail is captured using a digital camera, and an index number is applied to the digital image. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313173

Display method and stereoscopic display system thereof

A display method and a stereoscopic display system thereof are provided. The stereoscopic display system comprises an image display unit and an image switching unit. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140313026

Motor vehicle

A motor vehicle has at least one drive unit, at least one brake device and at least one component which heats up when the drive unit and/or the brake device are operated. The component includes at least one warning device which is designed to output a visual warning information item when a component-specific limiting temperature is exceeded by the component, and/or can be actuated to output a visual warning information item when an information item which relates to a component-specific limiting temperature being exceeded is present.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312884

Method and arrangement for determining location and/or speed of a moving object and use of the arrangement

A method and an arrangement is provided for determining the location and/or speed of an object configured to move along a controlled trajectory, in connection with which object is fitted a measuring device measuring at least the magnetic field acting on the object in its different locations, which measuring device comprises a device configured to measure the magnetic field, from the measuring data received from which device a magnetic footprint describing the magnetic field acting on the object in its different locations is formed, which magnetic footprint is recorded in connection with a teaching run, or with self-learning, for later use. The location of the object after a teaching run is determined by measuring in essentially real-time in the direction of the three coordinates x, y, z of the magnetic field acting on the object moving along a controlled trajectory and by comparing the measurement results to a magnetic footprint recorded in advance and also by deducing as a result of the comparison the exact location of the object on its path of travel.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312785

Light emitting diode lighting device

A lighting device having an electrical circuit includes an led having a variable illuminating resistance. The electrical circuit is configured for energizing the led light source with a source of electrical power. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312775

Energy saving dimmer for led luminaire driver

A dimming control and driver for an led luminaire comprises a shutdown relay connected between an ac source and the driver circuit. The shutdown relay will close above a predetermined control voltage, and will open below the predetermined voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312632

Vehicle door latch device

In a vehicle door latch device, a first outside lever is pivotally mounted via a pivot shaft, and second outside lever is connected to an outside handle on an outer panel of a door via a motion-transmitting member to move toward the inside of a vehicle. Usually, turning of the second outside lever for disengaging a latch from a striker is transmitted to the first outside lever. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312500

Combining cut mask lithography and conventional lithography to achieve sub-threshold pattern features

Features are fabricated on a semiconductor chip. The features are smaller than the threshold of the lithography used to create the chip. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312393

Fin-fet transistor with punchthrough barrier and leakage protection regions

A method of forming a field effect transistor includes forming a punchthrough region having a first conductivity type in a substrate, forming an epitaxial layer having the first conductivity type on the substrate, patterning the epitaxial layer to form a fin that protrudes from the substrate, forming a dummy gate and gate sidewall spacers on the fin defining preliminary source and drain regions of the fin on opposite sides of the dummy gate, removing the preliminary source and drain regions of the fin, implanting second conductivity type dopant atoms into exposed portions of the substrate and the punchthrough region, and forming source and drain regions having the second conductivity type on opposite sides of the dummy gate and the gate sidewall spacers.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312349

Thin film transistor and manufacturing method thereof and array substrate including the thin film transistor

An embodiment of the present invention provides a thin film transistor and a manufacturing method thereof and an array substrate comprising the thin film transistor. The method comprises: depositing an amorphous layer on a substrate, and patterning the amorphous layer so as to form an active layer comprising a source region, a drain region and a channel region; forming a gate insulating layer and a gate electrode above the channel region; depositing an induction metal layer on the substrate on which the gate electrode is formed; doping impurity into the source region and the drain region by an ion implanting process and bombarding part of the induction metal into the source region and the drain region; removing the induction metal layer; performing a thermal treatment to the doped active layer so that the impurity is activated and the metal induced crystallization and the metal induced lateral crystallization occur in the active layer due to the induction metal, converting the amorphous silicon to polysilicon in the source region, the drain region and the channel region of the active layer; and forming a source electrode and a drain electrode.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312320

Method of manufacturing thin-film transistor, method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display device including the same, and thin-film transistor and organic light-emitting display device manufactured using the methods

A method of manufacturing a thin-film transistor includes: forming an oxide semiconductor pattern including a first region and a second region on a substrate; forming an insulation film on the substrate to cover the oxide semiconductor pattern; removing the insulation film on the second region through patterning; increasing carrier density of the first region of the oxide semiconductor pattern through an annealing process; forming a gate electrode on the insulation film so that the gate electrode is insulated from the oxide semiconductor pattern and overlaps the second region; and forming a source electrode and a drain electrode to be insulated from the gate electrode and contact the first region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312318

Patterning slit sheet, deposition apparatus including the same, method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display apparatus using the same, organic light-emitting display apparatus manufactured by using the method

A deposition apparatus includes (i) a sheet including a slit area, first and second dummy slit areas, and a binding area; and (ii) a frame. The slit area has a plurality of patterning slits that are extended along a first direction and arranged along a second direction crossing the first direction. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312297

Device structure for a rram and method

A method of forming a resistive device includes forming a first wiring layer overlying a first dielectric on top of a substrate, forming a junction material, patterning the first wiring layer and junction material to expose a portion of the first dielectric, forming a second dielectric over the patterned first wiring layer, forming an opening in the second dielectric to expose a portion of the junction material, forming a resistive switching material over the portion of the junction material in the opening, the resistive switching material having an intrinsic semiconductor characteristic, forming a conductive material over the resistive switching material, etching the conductive material and the resistive switching material to expose respective sidewalls of the resistive switching material and the conductive material, and the second dielectric, and forming a second wiring layer over the conductive material in contact with the respective sidewalls and the second dielectric.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312221

Electrostatic ion mirrors

An electrostatic ion mirror is disclosed providing fifth order time-per-energy focusing. The improved ion mirror has up to 18% energy acceptance at resolving power above 100,000. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140312118

Card reader for mobile device

A card reader for use with a mobile device includes 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

10/23/14 / #20140312001

Crown-type metal top with easy opening

A crown-type metal cap comfortable for opening by turning or with a bottle opener. The metal cap before folding, has a bell-shaped closure flange with a plurality of intercalated protrusions and depressions, the protrusions have a smaller width than the width of the depressions, and each depression has on its outer edge a convex fold; such that when closing the closure flange is folded over the mouth of the bottle, each protrusion bifurcates into a pair of minor protrusions that acquire a curved shape separated by a central depression that takes a similar form within a spheroid, forming a flange surface comfortable to touch to facilitate manual opening by turning; whereas the convex fold of each depression prevents the collapse of the outer edge of the depression to form a bell-shaped opening edge for easy opening of the metal cap with the bottle opener.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311966

Modified surfaces

The invention provides a method for producing a modified surface (5) comprising: patterning a surface (7) by forming thereon a porous molecular network (9) defined by non-covalent interactions between constituent molecules; and depositing in said porous network (9) and on said patterned surface (11) molecules (13) so as to form a self-assembled monolayer (15), wherein both said patterning and said depositing are effected by contact with liquids.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311879

Button assembly and electronic device having the same

An exemplary button assembly for use in an electronic device includes a casing, a switch, a button, a spacer, and a coil spring. The casing is connected to the electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311853

Chute turning restriction mechanism

A chute turning restriction mechanism includes: a rotary shaft on which a chute is disposed and which is provided to be capable of rotating relative to a vehicle body of a mixer truck; a bracket that is provided on the vehicle body and includes an insertion hole into which the rotary shaft is inserted and a cutaway portion formed by cutting away a part of the insertion hole; an inner diameter adjustment shaft provided across the cutaway portion to be capable of adjusting an inner diameter of the insertion hole, and configured to restrict rotation of the rotary shaft by reducing the inner diameter of the insertion hole; a rotary body that is provided to rotate together with the rotary shaft and includes an engagement groove; and a lock lever that is provided to be capable of rotating about the inner diameter adjustment shaft, and that restricts the rotation of the rotary shaft by engaging with the engagement groove.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311668

Method for producing organic el panel and device for sealing organic el panel

A method for producing an organic el panel includes an application step of applying a filler, a desiccant, a sealant and a fixing agent to positions on a encapsulation substrate opposing the position of an element, a positioning step of positioning an element substrate and the encapsulation substrate, a heating step of heating the encapsulation substrate, a defoaming step of removing gases incorporated within the filler and the like, a sticking substrates step of sticking the element substrate and the encapsulation substrate using a pair of surface plates, a gas introduction step of returning the periphery around the pressure welded element substrate and encapsulation substrate to an atmospheric pressure environment, a provisional fixing step of irradiating ultraviolet rays onto the fixing agent, and a seal curing step of irradiating ultraviolet rays onto the sealant, thereby curing the sealant.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311539

Temporary and portable shelters for mourning, celebration, and spiritual use

An expandable shelter includes a canopy adjustable in length along a longitudinal axis. Legs support the canopy in an a-frame configuration defining an apex angle along an upper ridgeline. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311538

Talking cane

My invention shows how a walking cane can be made that would operate as a radio receiver to give a blind person instructions or warnings as they passed by obstacles in the city or town they lived in.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311477

Control system for monitoring and adjusting combustion performance in a cordwood-fired heating appliance

A system including temperature measuring devices, a controller, and an actuator, maintains a desired gas temperature range in the secondary combustor by proportionally making adjustments to the primary air orifice or other primary air valve of a cordwood burning appliance. Heat output of the appliance is directly related to the temperature of the gases in the secondary combustor, and sufficient engagement of the second combustor during off-gassing of volatiles from the wood will control emissions from the appliance. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311465

Reclaim internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine is provided with at least two reclaim cylinders for each two fuel burning cylinders. A plurality of routing members, such as hoses, are provided to route exhaust gas from the fuel burning cylinders to the reclaim cylinders.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311459

Fuel injection control device for internal combustion engine

When a given learning performance condition is met, a partial lift injection for opening a fuel injector is performed by an injection pulse which brings about a partial lift state in which a lift quantity of a valve body of the fuel injector does not reach a full lift position, and an integrated value of a drive current is calculated which flows through a drive coil of the fuel injector after an injection pulse of the partial lift injection is turned off. An inductance of the drive coil is calculated in consideration of a direct current superposition characteristic of the drive coil on the basis of the integrated value of the drive current, whereby the inductance of the drive coil is calculated with high accuracy. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311286

Plasma heated furnace for iron ore pellet induration

In the present pelletizing apparatus, the induration of iron ore concentrate pellets is achieved in a tunnel furnace heated by plasma torches, wherein the generation of by the conventional iron ore pelletizing processes is reduced by using electricity powered plasma torches instead of burning natural gas, heavy oil or pulverized coal in burners, thereby reducing considerably industrial pollution of the atmosphere.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311184

Method for recycling material when making a mineral melt

The present invention concerns a method of making a mineral melt by burning combustible material in the presence of inorganic particulate material and thereby forming a melt, comprising injecting fuel, particulate mineral material and combustion gas into a circulating combustion chamber (1) through an inlet conduit (4) and combusting the fuel in the circulating combustion chamber (1) thereby melting the mineral material to form a mineral melt and generating exhaust gases; separating the exhaust gases from the mineral melt, collecting the mineral melt (9) and passing the exhaust gases upwards through an exhaust pipe (10) to a conduit (11) of a heat exchange system; and supplying particulate mineral material and a first portion of waste mineral wool into the conduit (11) and pre-heating the supplied material in the heat exchange system, and supplying a second portion of waste mineral wool with a water content between 5 and 25% by weight directly to the inlet conduit (4).. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311121

Pulse detonation engine having a scroll ejector attenuator

The engine (10) includes at least one firing tube (12) wherein an exhaust stream (32) from the firing tube (12) drives a turbine (30). A scroll ejector attenuator (40) is secured between and in fluid communication with an outlet end (28) of the firing tube (12) and an inlet (76) of the turbine (30). ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140311012

Releasable sinkers for marine applications

Releasable sinkers for marine applications are described, each of which utilizes rapidly disintegrating water soluble material as an attachment means or as part of an attachment assembly for securing a weight to fishing line. Depending on the configuration of the rapidly disintegrating water soluble material, after exposing the sinker to water, for example, by casting a line into the water or by returning a caught fish back into the water, the rapidly disintegrating water soluble material will dissolve, thereby releasing the sinker from the fishing line. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140310961

Children's eating utensil

An eating utensil is provided for children, especially young children learning to eat. In one embodiment, an eating utensil includes a handle including a spherically shaped element and a head portion including at least three tines. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140310956

Connector support system

A connector support system for an automation system device is provided. The connector support system includes a device housing configured to hold a printed circuit board with a connector coupled to the printed circuit board. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140310937

Air grip oil filter removal tool

The present invention is to an improved a pneumatic oil filter removal tool. The tool has an outer housing formed of a somewhat rigid body surrounding a pressure sleeve. ... Corning Incorporated

10/23/14 / #20140310926

Hole-less editable binding system

A system for externally binding a stack of loose-leaf paper, fabric or other flat media by hand for presentation purposes without a need for creating a spine, hole-punching paper, permanent covers or insertion into pre-constructed sleeves. It employs a slim, external bar made of a dense material, placed in the margin area on the front side of a paper or fabric stack and a rigid backing board on the rear side. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310793

Application login method and apparatus, and mobile terminal therefor

. . The present disclosure, pertaining to the field of network applications, discloses an application login method and apparatus, and a mobile terminal therefor. The method includes: verifying an application upon receiving from a user a request for logging in to the application; returning at least one locally stored account if the application is successfully verified; and logging in to the application using an account upon detecting that the user selects the account from the at least one locally stored account. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310714

Predictive diagnosis of sla violations in cloud services by seasonal trending and forecasting with thread intensity analytics

Data can be categorized into facts, information, hypothesis, and directives. Activities that generate certain categories of data based on other categories of data through the application of knowledge which can be categorized into classifications, assessments, resolutions, and enactments. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310689

System and method for embedding symbols within a visual representation of a software design to indicate completeness

A system and method for quickly discerning a process's completeness via graphical representation of processes by graphical objects with associated embedded symbols is disclosed. The present system and method decreases design time and increases personnel deployment efficiency.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310685

System and method for automatically declaring variables

A system and method for declaring variables during coding of a software program. The method includes, for each variable type, defining a unique string representing a variable declaration instruction and adapting a coding module wherein, generating code for the corresponding variable declaration statement for a new variable having the new variable name and the specified variable type, tracking the variable declaration instructions for each new variable name, and presenting a warning if a programmer attempts to use one of the previously used variable names to declare a new variable name of another data type. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310667

Circuit design support method, computer product, and circuit design support apparatus

A circuit-design support method of a computer includes obtaining circuit information for a circuit having a logic circuit in which signal lines are connected to input terminals, signals of the signal lines being output via the logic circuit; obtaining control circuit information concerning a control circuit that has a first flip-flop for scanning and controls the value of a given signal line by a value set by the first flip-flop; selecting based on the circuit information, a second flip-flop at an output destination of a signal from the logic circuit, among second flip-flops of the circuit; and generating based on the control circuit information, connection information indicating serial connection of the control circuit between an output source of the signal of the given signal line and the given signal line and connection of a data input terminal of the first flip-flop and an output terminal of the selected second flip-flop.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310558

Low- level checking of context-dependent expected results

A processor-implemented method for diagnostic testing using an expected result parameter is provided. The processor-implemented method may include establishing a known system environment associated with a function under test and setting the expected result parameter corresponding to the function under test and the known system environment. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310542

Method for saving power on multi-channel devices

A method for turning a multi-channel link into a power saving mode may include detecting one or more events including a drop in a data throughput of the multi-channel link. In response to the detection of one or more events, data communication through one or more channels of the multi-channel link may be transferred to one or more other channels. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310389

Automatically constructing protection scope in a virtual infrastructure

An automated technique for constructing and updating protection scope is described. Preferably, the protection scope is mac-address based. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310301

Hierarchical data server

A hierarchical data server provides a query and storage system for hierarchical data with three interfaces that are, data interface for accepting hierarchical data, query interface for accepting a query, and result interface for returning output of the query. The system models hierarchical data with one data object called data vine and one data structure type called data vine list. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310285

Knowledge intensive data management system for business process and case management

Data can be categorized into facts, information, hypothesis, and directives. Activities that generate certain categories of data based on other categories of data through the application of knowledge which can be categorized into classifications, assessments, resolutions, and enactments. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310281

Efficient and fault-tolerant distributed algorithm for learning latent factor models through matrix factorization

A method for estimating model parameters. The method comprises receiving a data set related to a plurality of users and associated content, partitioning the data set into a plurality of sub data sets in accordance with the users so that data associated with each user are not partitioned into more than one sub data set, storing each of the sub data sets in a separate one of a plurality of user data storages, each of said data storages being coupled with a separate one of a plurality of estimators, storing content associated with the plurality of users in a content storage, where the content storage is coupled to the plurality of estimators so that the content in the content storage is shared by the estimators, and estimating, asynchronously by each estimator, one or more parameters associated with a model based on data from one of the sub data sets.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310272

Personalizing scoping and ordering of object types for search

A method of establishing personalized limits on a search responsive to a key word query in an enterprise search system is described that includes receiving an object types access history for a particular user. Applying this method, the object types access history includes records of object types selected from search results returning multiple object types and records of object types selected via interfaces other than search results. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310235

Seasonal trending, forecasting, anomaly detection, and endpoint prediction of java heap usage

Data can be categorized into facts, information, hypothesis, and directives. Activities that generate certain categories of data based on other categories of data through the application of knowledge which can be categorized into classifications, assessments, resolutions, and enactments. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310228

Device and method for managing plant model

A plant model management device according to one embodiment includes a generation unit and a combining unit. The generation unit receives a first set of prior probability distributions of a first set of automatic operation parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310221

Interpretable sparse high-order boltzmann machines

A method for performing structured learning for high-dimensional discrete graphical models includes estimating a high-order interaction neighborhood structure of each visible unit or a markov blanket of each unit; once a high-order interaction neighborhood structure of each visible unit is identified, adding corresponding energy functions with respect to the high-order interaction of that unit into an energy function of high-order bm (hbm); and applying maximum-likelihood estimation updates to learn the weights associated with the identified high-order energy functions. The system can effectively identify meaningful high-order interactions between input features for system output prediction, especially for early cancer diagnosis, biomarker discovery, sentiment analysis, automatic essay grading, natural language processing, text summarization, document visualization, and many other data exploration problems in big data.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310220

Electronic synapses for reinforcement learning

Embodiments of the invention provide electronic synapse devices for reinforcement learning. An electronic synapse is configured for interconnecting a pre-synaptic electronic neuron and a post-synaptic electronic neuron. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310218

High-order semi-rbms and deep gated neural networks for feature interaction identification and non-linear semantic indexing

Systems and method are disclosed for determining complex interactions among system inputs by using semi-restricted boltzmann machines (rbms) with factorized gated interactions of different orders to model complex interactions among system inputs; applying semi-rbms to train a deep neural network with high-order within-layer interactions for learning a distance metric and a feature mapping; and tuning the deep neural network by minimizing margin violations between positive query document pairs and corresponding negative pairs.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310213

User-centric soft keyboard predictive technologies

An apparatus and method are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve text entry user experience and performance by generating input history data including character probabilities, word probabilities, and touch models. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving first input data, automatically learning user tendencies based on the first input data to generate input history data, receiving second input data, and generating auto-corrections or suggestion candidates for one or more words of the second input data based on the input history data. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310209

Apparatus and method for sharing topic between autonomic computing devices

The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for sharing a topic between autonomic computing devices. The apparatus includes a knowledge base unit for storing information about abnormal states of an autonomic computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310208

Facilitating operation of a machine learning environment

Machine learning systems are represented as directed acyclic graphs, where the nodes represent functional modules in the system and edges represent input/output relations between the functional modules. A machine learning environment can then be created to facilitate the training and operation of these machine learning systems.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310206

Method for carrying out at least one learning function in a motor vehicle and means for the implementation thereof

A method for carrying out a learning function is described, which is used to provide at least one correction value to compensate for at least one nominal value deviation of at least one component of a motor vehicle. At least one characteristic is ascertained in the case of at least one defined operating state of the motor vehicle with the aid of the learning function and used to determine the at least one correction value. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310072

Optimization utilizing machine learning

A system for providing adaptive price optimization, comprising an adaptive neural network, the neural network further comprising a plurality of static and adaptive data, and a method for providing adaptive data learning behavior comprising the steps of making predictions based on data sources, comparing observed results to predicted results, and updating adaptive data sources.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140310059

System , method and computer program forecasting energy price

A system, method and computer program for forecasting energy price is provided that includes an adaptive hybrid forecasting engine. The adaptive hybrid forecasting engine is operable to generate an energy price forecast based on both a prediction utility and a correction utility. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309975

Analysis device and simulation method

An analysis device includes a unit cell acquisition unit configured to acquire a unit cell under a period boundary condition reflecting symmetry of an object to be analyzed, a unit particle system acquisition unit configured to acquire a unit particle system including a plurality of unit particles in the unit cell acquired by the unit cell acquisition unit, and a numerical computation unit configured to numerically compute a governing equation, which governs the motion of each unit particle of the unit particle system acquired by the unit particle system acquisition unit, under the period boundary condition. The numerical computation unit moves the boundary of the unit cell to simulate the movement of the object to be analyzed during computation.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309935

Proactive machine learning in a vehicular environment

Methods and systems for an improved navigation environment are provided. The navigation system can route users to preferred locations based on user profile data and past experience with the present driver and other drivers. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309914

Learning road navigation paths based on aggregate driver behavior

Techniques are described for generating and using information regarding road traffic in various ways, including by obtaining and analyzing road traffic information regarding actual behavior of drivers of vehicles on a network of roads. Obtained actual driver behavior information may in some situations be analyzed to identify decision point locations at which drivers face choices corresponding to possible alternative routes through the network of roads (e.g., intersections, highway exits and/or entrances, etc.), as well as to track the actual use by drivers of particular paths between particular decision points in order to determine preferred compound links between those decision point locations. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309883

Vehicle control device and vehicle control method

A vehicle control device includes a variable-damping-force shock absorber, a sprung vibration damping control device, an unsprung vibration damping control device, a driving state-determining device, a damping force distribution factor-calculating device, and a damping force control device that, when the driving state-determining device determines that the vehicle is traveling in a straight line, controls the damping force of the variable-damping-force shock absorber on the basis of a greater of an unsprung vibration damping control amount and a sprung vibration damping control amount, and that, when the driving state-determining device determines that the vehicle is turning, calculates the damping force control amount on the basis of an unsprung vibration damping control amount so as to maintain the damping force distribution factor, and controls the damping force of the variable-damping-force shock absorber on the basis of a greater of a calculated damping force control amount and the sprung vibration damping control amount.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309881

System and method for responding to driver behavior

Methods of assessing driver behavior include monitoring vehicle systems and driver monitoring systems to accommodate for a driver's slow reaction time, attention lapse and/or alertness. When it is determined that a driver is drowsy, for example, the response system may modify the operation of one or more vehicle systems. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309860

Wheel loss detection aspect and theft detection aspect system and device for vehicles

There is provided a warning device for detecting attachment integrity issues of a wheel assembly of a vehicle while the vehicle is in motion, the system comprising: a rigid body having: a first side and a second side to define an axis there between; a plurality of circumferentially distributed apertures extending axially between the first side and the second side, such that a spatial distribution of the plurality of circumferentially distributed apertures corresponds to a spatial distribution of wheel hub studs configured to receive a rim of the wheel; a plurality of wheel nut mounting locations positioned about each of the plurality of circumferentially distributed apertures on the first side, each of the plurality of wheel nut mounting locations having a mating surface for mating with an underside of a respective wheel nut; one or more rim mounting surfaces on the second side for mating with an outwardly facing exterior surface of the rim; and a plurality of indicators positioned adjacent to each of the plurality of circumferentially distributed apertures, such that each indicator of the plurality of indicators is uniquely associated with a respective aperture of the plurality of circumferentially distributed apertures.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309630

Thermal ablation system

A thermal ablation system comprises a fluid handling unit receiving fluid from a fluid source at a first pressure, the fluid handling unit including a heater heating the fluid to a desired temperature and a pump and an introducer including a sheath which, when in an operative position, is received within a hollow organ, the sheath including a delivery lumen introducing fluid heated by the heater to the hollow organ and a return lumen withdrawing fluid from the hollow organ and returning the withdrawn fluid to the console via a return lumen, wherein the pump increases a pressure of the fluid between the fluid source and the delivery lumen of the introducer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140309122

Knowledge-driven sparse learning approach to identifying interpretable high-order feature interactions for system output prediction

Systems and methods are disclosed for knowledge-driven sparse learning to identify interpretable high-order feature interactions. This is done by generating one or more functional groups from gene features and gene and protein interaction grouping; selecting informative genes and functional interactions that exhibit differential patterns for the target disease and to generate a reduced feature space; and searching exhaustively on the reduced feature space by examining all possible pairs of interacting features (and possibly higher-order feature interactions) to identify combination of markers and complex patterns of feature interactions that are informative about the phenotypes in a sparse learning framework to select informative interactions and genes.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140308999

Method of playing a ricochet game

A method, a computer readable recording medium, and a computer system for use in playing a ricochet game are presented. One variant of the method includes shooting cue balls against pool table rails and subsequently earning points by knocking over various pylons or even knocking billiard balls into pockets. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140308883

Chemical mechanical polishing conditioner

The present invention relates to a chemical mechanical polishing conditioner which comprises: a substrate; a bonding layer, disposed on the substrate; and an abrasive layer, having a thin metal sheet and a first layer of abrasive particles, wherein the first layer of abrasive particles is disposed on the thin metal sheet, and the abrasive layer is coupled to the substrate with the bonding layer; wherein the first layer of abrasive particles comprises a plurality of abrasive particles, of which protruding tips has a planar leveling surface, so that the plurality of abrasive particles do not have one or more protruding tips of the plurality of abrasive particles having particular significant difference in protrusion distance, and the plurality of abrasive particles have a patterning arrangement. Therefore, the present invention can reduce damage ratio of polished workpieces by a planar leveling surface of the chemical mechanical polishing conditioner, so that the chemical mechanical polishing conditioner has more excellent polishing efficiency and working life.. ... Corning Incorporated

10/16/14 / #20140308860

Emergency devices

A manual inflation component (13) for a personal flotation device (16) is provided in which the manual inflation device provides the antenna (17) for a warning device, as well as providing for inflation of the