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12/31/15 / #20150382477

Burning method

. . . . . . There is provided a burning method of burning, on a base member, a precursor in which conductive particles are dispersed in a dispersion medium, and the burning method includes: a first pressurization step of pressurizing the precursor heated to a burning temperature or above; and a second pressurization step of pressurizing, after the first pressurization step, the precursor with a pressurization force higher than a pressurization force in the first pressurization step.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382475

Preparation method of patterned film, display substrate and display device

Embodiments of the present invention provide a preparation method of a patterned film, a display substrate and a display device, avoiding falling off of a film layer occurring in the process of peeling off a photoresist layer. The preparation method of the patterned film comprises: forming a preset film layer on a surface of a preset substrate; covering the preset film layer with an isolation layer; forming a photoresist layer on a surface of the isolation layer and forming a pattern of the isolation layer with a patterning process; then removing the preset film layer which is not covered by the pattern of the isolation layer, peeling off the photoresist layer and removing the remaining, isolation layer to form a pattern of the preset film layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382431

Electrically illuminated flame simulator

An electrically powered flame simulator comprises at least two light sources, an integrated circuit electrically connected to the light sources for intermittently illuminating at least one of the light sources independently of other light sources such that the light sources together provide the effect of a flickering movement, and a power source for providing power to the integrated circuit. The flame simulator may be mounted in a decorative or ornamental device such as a candle or fire log, or used on decorative clothing, or may be part of a hazard or warning system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382402

Electrically-heated clothing/pants and its accessories with silicone rubber heaters

Embodiments of the electrically-heated clothing/pants comprising: a clothing/pants, at least one battery, at least one silicone rubber heater and at least one control element. The control element is set firmly on the clothing/pants and electrical coupled with at least one battery and at least one silicone rubber heater; wherein the power of at least one battery could be transferred to at least one silicone rubber heater by turning on at least one control element for converting electrical power to heat.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382359

Radio resource management for packet data services

Systems and methods for control of a radio resource for packet data services are provided to facilitate radio resource management. One embodiment comprises a radio network element of a packet-switched (ps) network that serves user equipment (ue). ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382356

Method for indicating a dm-rs antenna port in a wireless communication system

A control information interpretation method of a terminal and a base station in a mobile communication system, and a terminal and a base station concerning the same, respectively, are provided. The control information interpretation method of a terminal includes receiving, by the terminal, control information including transport block information and antenna port related information; identifying whether a codeword 0 is enabled and a codeword 1 is disabled, or both the codeword 0 and the codeword 1 are enabled based on the transport block information; and interpreting the antenna port related information according to a result of the identification.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382169

Courier network

Example apparatus facilitate couriering (e.g., physically carrying) targeted electronic data between a provider in a first physical location and a recipient in a second physical location. An apparatus may store targeted electronic data or may store metadata concerning the targeted electronic data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382168

Method and apparatus to deliver public warning messages

A method and apparatus for a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) to receive an emergency situation notification. The method and apparatus include the wtru receiving a paging message with an emergency situation notification, and the wtru receiving scheduling information in a system information block.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381797

Touch bar and mobile terminal apparatus

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a touch bar and a mobile terminal apparatus. An interface module of the touch bar is connected to a touch panel; the interface module is connected in a matching manner to an interface on the mobile terminal; the touch panel is configured to sense a touch operation, generate a corresponding sensing signal, and transmit it to a processor in the mobile terminal by using the interface module, so that the processor controls the mobile terminal according to the sensing signal and content currently displayed on a display interface of the mobile terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381722

System and method for managing interactive content

A system and method for managing a workbook in a learning environment where a first user receives a book in electronic form, completes the activity embedded in the book and submits the activity to a second user via a server. The second user can then provide feedback regarding the activity to the first user and all inputs can be done without requiring an internet connection.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381700

Data caching and resource request response

A data caching method and device, and a resource request response method and device. The data caching method comprise: receiving a resource request for group content belonging to a specific user group, the resource request being sent from a user terminal to an application server by a user; checking if a mapping between the group content and a group caching id for identifying the user group and a mapping between the user and the group caching id have been established in the caching server; and returning the group content cached in the caching server to the user terminal in responses to the mapping between the group content and the group caching id and the mapping between the user and the group caching id having been established in the caching server.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381654

Method, device and system for detecting potential phishing websites

The present disclosure discloses a method and device for detecting a potential phishing website. In the method, a computing device having at least a processor obtains information input to a website and determines whether the website is legitimate through a server when the input information entered by the user has some private information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381642

Abnormal traffic detection apparatus and method based on modbus communication pattern learning

An abnormal traffic detection apparatus and method based on modbus communication pattern learning is provided. The abnormal traffic detection apparatus based on the modbus communication pattern learning previously detects and responds to abnormal traffic on a modbus/tcp protocol. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381617

Activating display and performing additional function in mobile terminal with one-time user input

Disclosed is a mobile terminal including a touch screen display, a camera, a power button and an activation button for turning on the touch screen display. The mobile terminal has a first function and a second function to perform in response to user input and provides user settings for configuring at least one of the first and second functions such that the at least one of the first and second functions is performed along with turning on the touch screen display when pressing of the activation button is detected while the touch screen display is turned off. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381558

Nsec3 performance in dnssec

A method includes receiving, at a server, a request from a dns client. The request identifies a domain name to be resolved that is not able to be resolved by the server. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381522

Control of supplemental content in a data flow

Systems and methods for the control of supplemental content in a data flow are provided such that supplemental content, such as advertising content, may be handled separately from other content in the data flow. One embodiment comprises a network element of a packet-switched (ps) network that serves mobile user equipment (ue). ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381498

Network system and its load distribution method

A network system includes a plurality of first computers, which transmit and receive data via a network and are equipped with a plurality of active and standby communication paths. A second computer is connected with the first computers via the network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381409

Self-learning automated remediation of changes that cause performance degradation of applications

Techniques are disclosed for automatic remediation of application performance degradations caused by configuration changes. In one embodiment, a learning module keeps track of application configuration changes and subsequent effects on the application's performance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381342

Frequency synchronizing a local oscillator in a remote unit in a distributed antenna system (das) used for frequency shifting communications signals based on a received digital pulse signal from a central unit

Frequency synchronizing a local oscillator in a remote unit in a distributed antenna system (das) used for frequency shifting communications signals based on a received digital pulse signal from a central unit. A remote unit receives a frequency shifted downlink communications signal and a reference pulse signal indicative of a frequency of a reference oscillator from a central unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381317

Self-learning and self-correcting decoding of bmc encoded signal

A method of decoding a biphase mark coded (bmc) data stream. A bmc encoded signal (bmc signal) including a preamble and data payload is received at a receiver which includes a bmc decoder state machine (state machine). ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381289

Cooling system control in distributed antenna systems

Power distribution modules in distributed antenna systems include fan monitoring circuits for indicating an alarm condition to head-end equipment. The alarm condition can be used by system operator/owners that a fan is drawing excessive power, thereby detracting from system performance, or indicating that the fan may fail. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381159

Load drive control device

Provided is a load drive slope control device that can reduce emi noise, and power loss and heat generation when a drive transistor is turned on and off, and can prevent excessive high temperature-induced damage to the drive transistor at an excessive high temperature. Disclosed is a load drive control device including: a drive transistor that drives a load; a pre-driver that drives the drive transistor via an on/off control terminal of the drive transistor; a capacitor that is connected to an input side of the pre-driver, a first current source that is on/off controlled by a first signal, and generates current which is charged to the capacitor; and a second current source that is on/off controlled by a second signal, and generates current for discharging the capacitor, in which an output voltage from the pre-driver is changed by charging or discharging the capacitor, the drive transistor is turned on and off by the output voltage from the pre-driver, and a linear ascending gradient and a linear descending gradient of the waveform of a voltage driving the load are obtained by turning on and off the drive transistor.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381103

Method and device for controlling an energy-generating system which can be operated with a renewable energy source

A method and a device for controlling an energy-generating system are operated with a renewable energy source. In the method, a prediction about an energy yield of the energy-generating system is made for a predefined prediction time period, and a predefined area, using a learning system with an input vector and an output vector. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381097

Motor drive device and motor drive system

A motor drive device and motor drive system according to the present invention comprise: a power source terminal; a charging and discharging unit connected in series with the power source terminal; connection terminals to be connected to each of primary and secondary excitation coils for an anti-symmetric two phase motor; and a drive control unit which has a plurality of switching elements and respectively forms first and second paths by turning these switching elements on and off. The first path is used for independently supplying power to the respective primary and secondary excitation coils from the power source terminal via the connection terminals, and the second path is used for independent regeneration of each residual energy remaining in the primary and secondary excitation coils from the respective primary and secondary excitation coils into the charging and discharging unit via the connection terminals.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381072

Switching power supply circuit

Zero-voltage switching of a switching element (q2) is achieved by turning off a switching element (q1) and then turning on switching element (q2) while the parasitic diode (dq2) of switching element (q2) is turned on. Subsequently, switching element (q2) is turned off when the current flowing through switching element (q2) changes from negative to positive (in a direction from the drain towards the source) and the current reaches a prescribed threshold value. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380928

Protection of distributed antenna systems

A protection circuit may be configured for detecting electrical power of downlink radio frequency (rf) signals, and diverting a substantial portion of the downlink rf signals away from a downlink rf interface of a distributed antenna system das in response to the detected electrical power being equal to or greater than a predetermined electrical power. The downlink rf signals diverted away from the downlink rf interface may be routed to an electrical load. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380652

Patterning of oled materials

A method of making a patterned oled layer or layers. The method uses a shadow mask having, for example, a free-standing silicon nitride membrane to pattern color emitter material with a feature size of less than 10 microns. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380651

Patterning devices using fluorinated compounds

A method for producing a spatially patterned structure includes forming a layer of a material on at least a portion of a substructure of the spatially patterned structure, forming a barrier layer of a fluorinated material on the layer of material to provide an intermediate structure, and exposing the intermediate structure to at least one of a second material or radiation to cause at least one of a chemical change or a structural change to at least a portion of the intermediate structure. The barrier layer substantially protects the layer of the material from chemical and structural changes during the exposing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380644

Method of forming a semiconductor structure

A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes depositing a first electrode material over a conductive structure and a dielectric layer, patterning the first electrode material to form a first electrode contacting the conductive structure, depositing a resistance variable layer over the first electrode and the dielectric layer, depositing a second electrode material over the resistance variable layer, and etching a portion of the second electrode material and the resistance variable layer to form a second electrode over a remaining portion of the resistance variable layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380636

Curable organopolysiloxane composition for transducers and applications of such curable silicone composition for transducers

The present invention provides a curable organopolysiloxane composition capable of producing a cured article that can be used as a transducer and provided with excellent mechanical characteristics and/or electrical characteristics. The present invention also relates to a novel curable organopolysiloxane composition for transducer use comprising a curable organopolysiloxane composition, dielectric inorganic fine particles having a specific dielectric constant of greater than or equal to 10, and fine particles having a specific dielectric constant of less than 10.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380598

Emitters of a backside contact solar cell

A system and method of patterning dopants of opposite polarity to form a solar cell is described. Two dopant films are deposited on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380352

Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof

Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming an etch stop layer over a workpiece. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380315

Forming crown active regions for finfets

A method includes forming a first mask over a substrate through a double patterning process, wherein the first mask comprises a horizontal portion and a plurality of vertical portions protruding over the horizontal portion, and wherein the vertical portions are spaced apart from each other, applying a first etching process to the first mask until a top surface of a portion of the substrate is exposed, applying a second etching process to the substrate to form intra-device openings and inter-device openings, wherein the inter-device openings are formed at the exposed portion of the substrate, filling the inter-device openings and the intra-device openings to form inter-device insulation regions and intra-device insulation regions and etching back the inter-device insulation regions and the intra-device insulation regions to form a plurality of fins protruding over top surfaces of the inter-device insulation regions and the intra-device insulation regions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380300

Self-aligned double spacer patterning process

Embodiments of the present disclosure are a method of forming a semiconductor device and methods of patterning a semiconductor device. An embodiment is a method of forming a semiconductor device, the method including forming a first hard mask layer over a semiconductor device layer, the first hard mask layer comprising a metal-containing material, forming a second hard mask layer over the first hard mask layer, and forming a first set of metal-containing spacers over the second hard mask layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380262

Sub-lithographic semiconductor structures with non-constant pitch

Fin structures and methods of manufacturing fin structures using a dual-material sidewall image transfer mask to enable patterning of sub-lithographic features is disclosed. The method of forming a plurality of fins includes forming a first set of fins having a first pitch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380261

Mechanisms for forming patterns using multiple lithography processes

The present disclosure provides a method for forming patterns in a semiconductor device. The method includes providing a substrate and a patterning-target layer over the substrate; patterning the patterning-target layer to form a main pattern; forming a middle layer over the patterning-target layer and a hard mask layer over the middle layer; patterning the hard mask layer to form a first cut pattern; patterning the hard mask layer to form a second cut pattern, a combined cut pattern being formed in the hard mask layer as a union of the first cut pattern and the second cut pattern; transferring the combined cut pattern to the middle layer; etching the patterning-target layer using the middle layer as an etching mask to form a final pattern in the patterning-target layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380259

Mechanisms for forming patterns using multiple lithography processes

The present disclosure provides a method for forming patterns in a semiconductor device. In accordance with some embodiments, the method includes providing a substrate and a patterning-target layer formed over the substrate; forming a first feature in a first hard mask layer formed over the patterning-target layer; forming a second feature in a second hard mask layer formed over the patterning-target layer, the first hard mask layer having a different etching selectivity from the second hard mask layer; selectively removing a portion of the first feature in the first hard mask layer within a first trench to formed a reshaped first feature; selectively removing a portion of the second feature in the second hard mask layer within a second trench to form a reshaped second feature; and transferring the reshaped first feature and the reshaped second feature to the patterning-target layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380256

Mechanisms for forming patterns using multiple lithography processes

The present disclosure provides a method for forming patterns in a semiconductor device. In accordance with some embodiments, the method includes providing a substrate and a patterning-target layer formed over the substrate; forming a first cut pattern in a first hard mask layer formed over the patterning-target layer; forming a second cut pattern in a second hard mask layer formed over the patterning layer, the first hard mask layer having a different etching selectivity from the second hard mask layer; selectively removing a portion of the second cut pattern in the second hard mask layer and a portion of the patterning-target layer within a first trench; and selectively removing a portion of the first cut pattern in the first hard mask layer and a portion of the patterning-target layer within a second trench.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380251

Block mask litho on high aspect ratio topography with minimal semiconductor material damage

A trilayer stack that can be used as a block mask for forming patterning features in semiconductor structures with high aspect ratio topography is provided. The trilayer stack includes an organic planarization (opl) layer, a titanium-containing antireflective coating (tiarc) layer on the opl layer and a photoresist layer on the tiarc layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380215

Method of patterning a low-k dielectric film

Methods of patterning low-k dielectric films are described. In an example, a method of patterning a low-k dielectric film involves forming and patterning a mask layer above a low-k dielectric layer, the low-k dielectric layer disposed above a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380214

Lithography apparatus, and method of manufacturing article

Provided is a lithography apparatus that performs patterning on a substrate with a plurality of beams, the apparatus comprising: an optical system configured to irradiate the substrate with the plurality of beams; and a controller configured to control the optical system, wherein the controller is configured to control the optical system so as to form a first pattern for an article in a first region of the substrate and form a second pattern for an inspection of the plurality of beams in a second region, different from the first region, of the substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380013

Learning algorithm to detect human presence in indoor environments from acoustic signals

A system is described that constantly learns the sound characteristics of an indoor environment to detect the presence or absence of humans within that environment. A detection model is constructed and a decision feedback approach is used to constantly learn and update the statistics of the detection features and sound events that are unique to the environment in question. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380012

Speech rehabilitation assistance apparatus and method for controlling the same

A speech rehabilitation assistance apparatus is disclosed, which can execute effective speech rehabilitation of, for example, a dysarthric speaker. The speech rehabilitation assistance apparatus can include a specification section specifying a target phoneme type and specifying at least one of a word head, a word middle, and a word end as a position of the specified phoneme type, a presentation section presenting a word selected from words having the specified phoneme type in the specified position, a voice recognition section recognizing a voice uttered when a trainee reads out the presented word, and a provision section providing an evaluation value concerning the voice uttered by the trainee based on history of a recognition result by the voice recognition section.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379880

Device for training behavior

A wearable or other portable device in the form of a module, bracelet, necklace, anklet, ring, watchband, part of watchband, necklace, or part of a garment, is worn or carried by a user in order to assist in behavioral training and subconscious learning of a user. The device produces one or more stimuli: for example, it may display words on an led screen, emit a sound, shine a light, vibrate, induce a warming or cooling sensation, or induce an electric stimulus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379863

Disaster monitoring and pre-warning system and method thereof

A disaster monitoring and pre-warning system comprises a disaster informing system, peer-to-peer wireless communication devices, a monitoring host and a pre-warning message issuing host. The disaster informing system transfers at least one first disaster information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379844

Apparatus and method for indicating status of hydrogen tank based on vehicle fire

An apparatus and a method of indicating safety of a hydrogen tank when a vehicle fire occurs are provided. The apparatus includes a hydrogen storing tank and a thermal pressure relief device (tprd) mounted within a valve of the hydrogen storing tank. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379750

Image processing device, image processing method, information storage medium, and program

An image processing device according to the present invention includes a display manner determination unit for determining a display manner of a second text in a cover image to be superimposed onto an original image integrated with a first text, so as to satisfy a predetermined condition concerning a coverage extent by which the first text in the original image is covered by the second text in the cover image, and for outputting position specifying data specifying a superimpose position at which the cover image integrated with the second text to be displayed in the display manner determined is superimposed onto the original image, so as to be correlated to the cover image.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379716

Method for warning a user about a distance between user' s eyes and a screen

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for warning a user about a distance between the user's eyes and a screen. The method includes: acquiring an image containing the user's eyes; obtaining the number of pixels between the user's eyes from the image; comparing the number of the pixels between the user's eyes with a preset value; and warning the user if the number of the pixels between the user's eyes is larger than the preset value.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379630

Method and system for generating data packet with serial number

The present disclosure provides a method and a system for generating a data packet with a serial number, the method includes: receiving a data packet with application messages; generating a payment promise information data packet, and returning a serial number applying message to a network terminal; and generating serial number information by the network terminal. The solution of the disclosure realizes a promised paying information data packet with a user-defined serial number of a user characteristic and application scenario, thus facilitating the visual recognition of a user.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379627

Integrated financial application management device

An integrated financial application management device having a consolidated system that may allow users to access one or more financial applications and/or functions, wherein said users are subject to different regulations governing access to various types of financial information. The integrated financial application management device may provide a tailored user interface such that information that is visible to the user is customized based upon login information identifying a user as, among others, a customer of a financial institution, a fiduciary, or a broker-dealer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379589

Discerning cash and fixed asset donations

A system and method of processing, within a single procedure, cash equivalents and fix assets from any disposition class. The method includes identifying the benefactor and asset to be donation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379430

Efficient duplicate detection for machine learning data sets

At a machine learning service, a determination is made that an analysis to detect whether at least a portion of contents of one or more observation records of a first data set are duplicated in a second set of observation records is to be performed. A duplication metric is obtained, indicative of a non-zero probability that one or more observation records of the second set are duplicates of respective observation records of the first set. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379429

Interactive interfaces for machine learning model evaluations

A first data set corresponding to an evaluation run of a model is generated at a machine learning service for display via an interactive interface. The data set includes a prediction quality metric. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379428

Concurrent binning of machine learning data

Variables of observation records to be used to generate a machine learning model are identified as candidates for quantile binning transformations. In accordance with a particular concurrent binning plan generated for a particular variable, a plurality of quantile binning transformations are applied to the particular variable, including a first transformation with a first bin count and a second transformation with a different bin count. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379427

Feature processing tradeoff management

At a machine learning service, a set of candidate variables that can be used to train a model is identified, including at least one processed variable produced by a feature processing transformation. A cost estimate indicative of an effect of implementing the feature processing transformation on a performance metric associated with a prediction goal of the model is determined. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379426

Optimized decision tree based models

During a training phase of a machine learning model, representations of at least some nodes of a decision tree are generated and stored on persistent storage in depth-first order. A respective predictive utility metric (pum) value is determined for one or more nodes, indicating expected contributions of the nodes to a prediction of the model. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379425

Consistent filtering of machine learning data

Consistency metadata, including a parameter for a pseudo-random number source, are determined for training-and-evaluation iterations of a machine learning model. Using the metadata, a first training set comprising records of at least a first chunk is identified from a plurality of chunks of a data set. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379424

Machine learning service

A machine learning service implements programmatic interfaces for a variety of operations on several entity types, such as data sources, statistics, feature processing recipes, models, and aliases. A first request to perform an operation on an instance of a particular entity type is received, and a first job corresponding to the requested operation is inserted in a job queue. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379423

Feature processing recipes for machine learning

A first representation of a feature processing recipe is received at a machine learning service. The recipe includes a section in which groups of variables on which common transformations are to be applied are defined, and a section in which a set of transformation operations are specified. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379422

Dataset augmentation based on occlusion and inpainting

Augmenting a dataset in a machine learning classifier is disclosed. One example is a system including a training dataset with at least one training data, and a label preserving transformation including an occluder, and an inpainter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379420

Methods for provisioning workloads in a storage system using machine learning and devices thereof

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and provisioning advisor device that obtains an intensity and characteristics for each of a plurality of training workloads from storage device volumes. For each of the training workloads, at least first and second training workload parameters are generated, based on the training workload intensity, and an associated training workload signature is generated, based on the training workload characteristics. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379384

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device includes a storage unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The storage unit stores a selection value indicating whether a predetermined setting is enabled or disabled, and a setting value that applies when the setting is enabled. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379371

Object detection utilizing geometric information fused with image data

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional data of a physical scene are combined and analyzed together to identify physical objects physically present in the physical scene. Image features obtained from the two-dimensional data and geometric features obtained from the three-dimensional data are combined with one another such that corresponding image features are associated with corresponding geometric features. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379357

Efficient retrieval of anomalous events with priority learning

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

12/31/15 / #20150379160

Apparatus and methods for transferring focus control and related return content within a graphical user interface

Embodiments of the disclosure herein transform user client device application switching input into instantiated toggling or switching of focus control of a user interface between an application hosting interface elements of return contents associated with the application and the said interface elements. The embodiments include a method comprising the instantiating of a return content in an application for display upon the application next returning to focus control. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379135

Search engine ranking method based on user participation

The invention relates to a search engine ranking method based on user participation and belongs to the technical field of software. The method is based on a search engine ranking system and a user can express approval, like, disapproval, opposition and other opinions on a display list of search results and perform scoring on all of information and search results; and according to score values of the search results, in next search of the results, the results will be automatically ranked according to the score values, the results with high scores will be ranked ahead and a program for preventing malicious scoring is set. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379072

Input processing for machine learning

A record extraction request for a data set is received at a machine learning service. A plan to perform one or more chunk-level operations (such as sampling, shuffling, splitting or partitioning for parallel computation) on chunks of the data set is generated. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379063

System for managing ifc version synchronized with bim and method for managing ifc version thereof

The present invention relates to a system for managing ifc versions by comparing two or more ifc files produced with a time interval therebetween so as to trace the alteration history, and to a method for managing the ifc file version thereof. A system for managing the ifc versions includes: a comparison target processing unit for acquiring first ifc file attribute information concerning a first ifc file and second ifc file attribute information concerning at least one second ifc file; a guid comparison engine for comparing a first ifc file guid set containing first ifc guids with a second ifc file guid set containing second ifc guids; and a spatial object comparison engine for comparing a first ifc file spatial object information set containing first ifc file spatial objects with a second ifc file spatial object information set containing second ifc file spatial objects.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378977

System and method for operating a computer application with spreadsheet functionality

The present invention provides a method for operating a computer application with spreadsheet functionality. The method comprising receiving one or more inputs in one or more cells by the spreadsheet application, parsing the received inputs for the one or more cells of the spreadsheet, constructing a dependency graph for the one or more parsed input cells, evaluating at least one of the one or more parsed input cells based on one or more criteria in the dependency graph, reconstructing the dependency graph until all of the one or more input cells are evaluated, and returning an output to the spreadsheet application.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378861

Identification of software phases using machine learning

Technologies for application performance analysis include a computing device capable of executing an application having a number of phases. The computing device collects performance data indicative of a number of performance attributes of the computing device during execution of the application. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378848

Management computer and managment method of computer system

A management computer stores an operation requirement of a virtual machine and a scheme of a first configuration change executed by a host computer or a storage apparatus. The management computer determines whether a second configuration change configured so as to be executed automatically in the host computer or the storage apparatus is executed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378696

Hybrid parallelization strategies for machine learning programs on top of mapreduce

Hybrid parallelization strategies for machine learning programs on top of mapreduce are provided. In one embodiment, a method of and computer program product for parallel execution of machine learning programs are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378662

Display switching method, information processing method and electronic device

A wearable electronic device and a display switching method thereof, includes turning on a first display apparatus of the wearable electronic device to make the first display apparatus in a working state; rendering a first image in a first display region of the first display apparatus with a first display effect by the first display apparatus; obtaining first parameter information related to an input operation, by a sensing apparatus of the wearable electronic device; judging whether a second display apparatus of the wearable electronic device is to be turned on or not, according to the sensing parameter; and rendering a second image in a second display region of the second display apparatus with a second display effect by the second display apparatus, when the second display apparatus is to be turned on to make the second display apparatus in the working state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378595

Activating display and performing user authentication in mobile terminal with one-time user input

Disclosed is a mobile terminal including a touch screen display, a power button and an activation button for turning on the touch screen display. Upon detection of one-time pressing of the activation button while the touch screen display is turned off, the terminal is configured to turn on the touch screen display and perform a fingerprint authentication function in addition to turning on the touch screen display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378476

Touch display devices

A touch display device is provided. The touch display device includes a touch sensing layer formed on a surface of a substrate of a display element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378354

Process control method with integrated database for electronically documenting the configuration, modification and operation of a controlled process

A process control method that automatically and comprehensively manages the creation, storage and use of electronic records during the operation of a controlled process and for governing and documenting the users that operate the computer systems that are involved in the creation, storage and use of the electronic records. The method controls a process, such as a chemical process, by receiving measurement information relating to the process, applying rules to the received measurement information to determine a desired response, and sending control information to at least one device associated with the process, so as to modify the process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378342

Command data generation method, positioning apparatus, lithography apparatus, and article manufacturing method

A command data generation method includes the steps of acquiring, by performing iterative learning control on a moving member, a first command data set for moving the moving member along a first trajectory, the first command data set including data corresponding to an acceleration section, a constant speed section and a deceleration section of the moving member, and generating a second command data set for driving the moving member along a second trajectory by using a part of data for the constant speed section in the first command data set.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378298

Iterative learning control for motion error reduction

An apparatus for reducing registration errors in a media handling device. The apparatus including an image-bearing member having sheets individually pass across the image-bearing member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378264

A lithography model for three-dimensional patterning device

A computer-implemented method for simulating a scattered radiation field of a patterning device including one or more features, in a lithographic projection apparatus, the method including: determining a scattering function of the patterning device using one or more scattering functions of feature elements of the one or more features; wherein at least one of the one or more features is a three-dimensional feature, or the one or more scattering functions characterize scattering of incident radiation fields at a plurality of incident angles on the feature elements.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378121

Enclosure with combined strain relief and grounding

An enclosure for telecommunication cables includes a body that defines an interior of the enclosure, a grounding base secured relative to the body, and at least one strain relief assembly having a strain relief member and grounding member that are jointly coupled to the grounding base. Related methods of installing enclosures are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378119

Extreme environment optical fiber cable with crack-resistant layer

A high-temperature and crack resistant optical communication cable is provided. The cable includes an extruded cable body formed from a polymer material defining a channel within the cable body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378092

Moatless bend-optimized multimode fiber

An optical fiber including a multimode core having a radius, r1, and a maximum relative refractive index, α1max, at a wavelength λ0, an inner clad region surrounding the core and having a radial thickness, t2, and a minimum relative refractive index, Δ2min, of about 0.0% at a wavelength of λ0, and an outer clad layer, which is doped with chlorine at greater than or equal to 0.5 weight %, surrounding the inner clad region and having a radial thickness, t3, and a maximum relative refractive index, Δ3max, at a wavelength of λ0. The optical fiber satisfies the following relationship: Δ1max>Δ3max>Δ2min, and the optical fiber exhibits an overfilled bandwidth of greater than or equal to about 1.5 ghz-km at λ0.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377941

High frequency phase reference standard signal

A pre-characterised high frequency signal (14) is provided by means of a non-linear circuit, for example an amplifier circuit (10), fed with a first signal (12) with a component at a first, fundamental, frequency (fo). The amplifier circuit generates an output signal comprising harmonic components (14h1, 14h2, 14h3) having stable and predetermined phase relation relative to each other. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377901

Point of care immunization testing system - detection methods

A point of care immunization system based upon a range of detection methods 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 sample and test strips/cartridges, with said test strips/cartridges configured to meet healthcare requirements of national governing bodies. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377831

Digital microfluidic devices and methods employing integrated nanostructured electrodeposited electrodes

Digital microfluidic devices, and methods for the control and fabrication thereof, and provided in which an integrated nanostructured electrodeposited electrode is provided such that the digital microfluidic array can be actuated to contact a droplet with the nanostructured electrodeposited electrode. In some embodiments, digital microfluidic devices are provided having an integrated electrochemical sensor, where the working electrode is provided in the form of a nanostructured electrodeposited electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377709

System, method, and computer program product for hostile fire strike indication

Systems, methods, and computer program products for optically identifying hostile fire strikes to a vehicle. The identification can be that the hostile fire will hit the vehicle, will likely hit the vehicle, hit the vehicle, or likely hit the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377667

Virtual multiphase flow metering and sand detection

Virtual and non-invasive multiphase metering is performed for recognition of multiphase flow regimes of hydrocarbons and other fluids, flow rate, presence of sand, and other multiphase flow parameters. A passive acoustical detector system receives acoustical flow information in the form of acoustic emission signals, and a data processor processes and classifies the acoustical patterns. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377655

System and method for optically reading a sensor array

A system including an optical waveguide having a length extending from an optical interrogator at a first end, a plurality of light-modulating sensor nodes disposed at predetermined locations along the length of the optical waveguide, each of the plurality of light-modulating sensor nodes having an optical modulator for modulating an optical signal propagating from the optical interrogator in the optical waveguide, and for returning the modulated optical signal to the optical interrogator in an opposite direction along the same optical waveguide path.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377550

Low-temperature liquefied gas tank

A low-temperature liquefied gas tank is a low-temperature liquefied gas tank including a storage tank configured to store a low-temperature liquefied gas, and a re-liquefaction facility configured to liquefy boil off gas generated in the storage tank. A returning unit configured to return a re-liquefaction boil off gas liquefied in the re-liquefaction facility to the storage tank is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377544

Radio frequency identification heat flux measurement systems for refrigerator vacuum insulation panels

Radio frequency identification heat flux measurement systems for refrigerator vacuum insulation panels and methods of operation thereof are provided. One example refrigerator includes a plurality of vacuum installation panels respectively positioned within a plurality of walls of the refrigerator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377494

Insulation configuration for thermal appliances

An insulation system for a thermal oven. The insulation system comprises a cabinet and a liner positioned within the cabinet. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377444

Headlight switching device for car

A headlight switching device includes a headlight unit and an auxiliary light unit. The headlight unit includes a housing, a low beam, and a high beam. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377410

Attachment fitting for coupling with external devices

The invention belongs to the field of human life and activities and can be used as an attachment fitting for coupling with various external mobile devices and means installed on boats or other transport means such as vehicles, bicycles, motorbikes, etc. The attachment fitting for coupling with external devices comprising the casing with fasteners in which the axial central opening is executed, circumferentially of which the splines are disposed with the possibility of turning of the spline join through an angle from 15 to 40 degrees, the locking mechanism disposed in the gutter on the side face of the casing with the possibility of the transverse movement and executed in the form of the plate with the shaped opening having the splines on the inner part which are disposed circumferentially, and the shaped segment executed with the deviation from the circle centre on the value of not less than two heights of the spline tooth. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377165

Adaptive cam angle error estimation

Methods and systems for correcting cam angle measurements for engine-to-engine build variation are disclosed. In one example, a method comprises learning cam angle corrections to update a measured cam angle responsive to air-fuel ratio errors during selected conditions, and learning air and fueling errors responsive to the air-fuel ratio error otherwise. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377156

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine comprises a throttle upstream pressure estimation unit which calculates, based on an afs intake air amount from an afs and an intake manifold pressure, an average density ρave(n) in a region combining a supercharged portion from a downstream of a compressor to an upstream of a throttle valve and an intake manifold, and estimates a throttle upstream pressure based on the intake manifold pressure and the average density ρave(n). Further, the throttle upstream pressure estimation unit learns a relationship between a throttle opening degree and an effective opening area to correct a throttle upstream pressure estimated value (estimated p2) based on a range of a throttle opening degree learning value, the throttle opening degree learning value, and a dispersion of the actual throttle opening degree error.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377115

Oil jet abnormality determination apparatus of internal combustion engine and control apparatus of internal combustion engine

An mbt ignition time and a knock ignition time are acquired from an engine rotation speed and engine load, and an ignition time on a delay angle side, out of these ignition times, is set as the most advance angle ignition time. An ignition time on the delay angle side only by the kcs learning value with respect to the most advance angle ignition time is set as a required ignition time, and when an actual ignition time set by a knock control system exceeds a predetermined amount and is positioned on the delay angle side with respect to the required ignition time, it is determined that abnormality occurs in an oil jet. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377112

Reducing agent tank and work vehicle

A reducing agent tank is provided which enables detachment of a top cover and a heat exchanger while maintaining a long path length of a heat exchanger in a reducing agent tank. A first pipeline and a second pipeline respectively have extension portions which extend from lower ends of a suspended portion along a bottom face toward a side face of a container main body, and rising portions which extend from leading ends of the extension portions along the side face toward an upper face of the container main body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150377021

Reservoir effluent auto sampler & detection system for tracers

Methods and devices for sampling tracers may include providing tracers into a wellbore, taking samples of the fluids exiting the wellbore, and quantifying an amount of tracer returning from the well, wherein the samples are automatically taken based on a predetermined profile.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376966

Cutting insert for initiating a cutout

A milling tool includes a cutting insert coupled to a movable blade. The movable blade may change from a retracted to an expanded state to engage and cut downhole casing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376870

Hydraulic apparatus based on confluence control mode

A hydraulic apparatus based on a confluence control mode includes a load sensing unit provided with first and second reversing valves, and a throttle governing unit provided with a fourth reversing valve. A confluence valve and a one-way valve, which communicate with the load sensing unit and the throttle governing unit, are arranged on a parallel oil path arranged in parallel with the fourth reversing valve. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376849

Portable roadway warning device

A portable roadway warning device includes a core having a plurality of weights embedded in a polymeric material, wherein the weights have a greater density than the polymeric material, and a housing having opposite first and second side surfaces, a leading edge, a trailing edge, and an upper vehicle interface surface. The housing covers the core. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376796

Surface chemical treatment apparatus for fine patterning

A surface chemical treatment apparatus provided with: a first conduit having an opening at one end and communicating with a liquid supply means at the other end; a second conduit having at one end an opening that surrounds the opening of the first conduit and communicating with a liquid suction means at the other end; and a moving mechanism for moving the openings of the first and second conduits relative to the solid phase surface, so as to make a surface chemical treatment possible in a fine pattern by allowing the patterning solution to be dispensed through the opening of the first conduit while allowing the solution to be suctioned up together with the surrounding liquid phase or gas phase medium through the opening of the second conduit that surrounds the opening of the first conduit and, thus, preventing seepage of the solution in all directions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376778

Graphene growth on sidewalls of patterned substrate

A method for forming a graphite-based structure comprises patterning a substrate thereby forming a plurality of elements, each respective element in the plurality of elements separated from an adjacent element by a corresponding trench in a plurality of trenches on the substrate. A first element in the plurality of elements has a first surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376768

Systems and methods for implementing digital vapor phase patterning using variable data digital lithographic printing techniques

A system and method are provided for implementing a unique scheme by which to execute digital vapor phase patterning on metals, semiconductor substrates and other surfaces using a proposed variable data digital lithographic image forming architecture or technique. For certain substrate printing and manufacturing applications, including some printed electronics applications, the disclosed schemes implement techniques to digitally pattern metal layers with bulk material properties in a manner that is aligned with underlying layers on the fly. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376756

Laser patterning of multi-layer structures

A method of non-ablatively laser patterning a multi-layer structure, the multi-layer structure including a substrate, a first layer disposed on the substrate, a second layer disposed on the first layer, and a third layer disposed on the second layer, the method including generating at least one laser pulse having laser parameters selected for non-ablatively changing the conductivity a selected portion of the third layer such that the selected portion becomes non-conductive, and directing the pulse to the multi-layer structure, wherein the conductivity of the first layer is not substantially changed by the pulse.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376604

Scaffolded peptidic libraries and methods of making and screening the same

Scaffolded peptidic libraries and methods of screening the same for specific binding to a target protein are provided. Each library includes distinct peptidic compounds that include a scaffold domain and a distinct variable domain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376488

Method for forming thermally conductive thermal radical cure silicone compositions

A method for forming a thermally conductive thermal radical cure silicone composition comprising (i) a clustered functional polyorganopolysiloxane; optionally (ii) a silicone reactive diluent, (iii) a filler comprising a thermally conductive filler, (iii′) a filler treating agent, and (iv) a radical initiator is provided. In this method, the clustered functional polyorganosiloxane (i) and the optional silicone reactive diluent (ii) are premade prior to their addition to respective components (iii), (iii′) and (iv).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376482

Moisture-curable hot melt silicone adhesive compositions including an alkoxy-functional siloxane reactive resin

A moisture-curable silicone adhesive composition is provided that comprises (a) a reactive resin, (b) a reactive polymer, (c) a moisture cure catalyst, and (d) a crosslinker resin. The reactive resin (a) comprises the reaction product of a reaction of an alkenyl-functional siloxane resin comprising r3sio1/2 units and sio4/2 units and an alkoxysilane-functional organosiloxane compound having at least one silicon-bonded hydrogen atom in the presence of a hydrosilylation catalyst. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376481

Stable thermal radical curable silicone adhesive compositions

A stable thermal radical curable silicone composition is provided that comprises (i) a clustered functional polyorganopolysiloxane having one or more radical curable groups selected from an acrylate group and a methacrylate group; (ii) a reactive resin and polymer; (iii) a radical initiator; (iv) a moisture cure initiator; and (v) a crosslinker. The reactive resin and polymer includes (a) an organopolysiloxane polymer and (b) an alkoxy-functional organopolysiloxane resin. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376455

Compositions for controlled assembly and improved ordering of silicon-containing block copolymers

The invention provides compositions and methods for inducing and enhancing order and nanostructures in organosilicon block copolymers compositions by including certain organic additives in such compositions that include one or more moieties comprising a hydrogen bond acceptor or a hydrogen bond donor. Such block copolymer compositions may be used, for example, as a mask for lithographic patterning as is used, for example, during various stages of semiconductor device fabrication.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376344

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

This invention relates to a curable silicone composition comprising: (a) a straight-chain organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule; (b) an organopolysiloxane represented by the following average unit formula: (r1sio3/2)a (r12sio2/2)b(r13sio1/2)c(sio4/2)d(xo1/2)e wherein, r1 each independently represent an alkyl group having from 1 to 12 carbons, an alkenyl group having from 2 to 12 carbons, an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbons, an aralkyl group having from 7 to 20 carbons, or a group in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms of these groups are substituted with halogen atoms, with the proviso that at least two r1 in a molecule are the alkenyl groups, x is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, a is a number from 0 to 0.3, b is 0 or a positive number, c is a positive number, d is a positive number, e is a number from 0 to 0.4, a+b+c+d=1, c/d is a number from 0 to 10, and b/d is a number from 0 to 0.5; (c) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule; (d) a cerium-containing organopolysiloxane; and (e) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. The curable silicone composition does not develop cracks due to thermal aging and can form a cured product having little yellow discoloration.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376214

Heterocyclyl-pyridinyl-based biphosphonic acid, pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, composition thereof and method of use thereof

The present invention relates to novel compounds, compositions containing same and methods for inhibiting human farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase or for the treatment or prevention of disease conditions using said compounds;. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376112

Photoactivatable caged compounds with aie characteristics: method of preparation and applications

A photoactivatable caged compound (tpe-c) with aie characteristics is designed and synthesized. Tpe-c is non-emissive either in solution or in aggregated state, but its luminescence can be induced to emit strong cyan emission in aggregated state by uv irradiation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376057

Scratch-resistant laminates with retained optical properties

One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including an optical film structure disposed on an inorganic oxide 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 inorganic oxide 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

12/31/15 / #20150376054

White, opaque,ß-spodumene glass-ceramic articles with inherent damage resistance and methods for making the same

Crystallizable glasses, glass-ceramics, ixable glass-ceramics, and ix glass-ceramics are disclosed. The glass-ceramics exhibit β-spodumene ss as the predominant crystalline phase. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376045

Apparatus and method for treating sludge

A sludge treating apparatus includes a drying unit drying water purification sludge of a high moisture content, a burning unit burning the water purification sludge dried in the drying unit, and a transfer unit transferring the water purification sludge from the drying unit into the burning unit, wherein the drying unit includes a hollow drying tank in which the water purification sludge is charged, and which dries the water purification sludge by dry air, an air supply member heating the dry air such that an amount of saturated vapor of the dry air increases, to supply the heated dry air into the drying tank, and a control unit measuring temperature, humidity, and weight of the drying tank to control a temperature and a flow rate of the heated dry air that is supplied from the air supply member into the drying tank.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375984

System and method for dispensing and sale of bulk products

A system for managing bulk product dispensing and sale in a retail establishment includes a bulk product dispenser for dispensing bulk product into a re-usable container which includes an id tag identifying said container. A user interface receives a product fill request for a bulk product selected from a plurality of bulk products capable of being dispensed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375970

Method for calibrating a movable crane part of a crane

A method for calibrating a first movable part of a crane. Position a first crane part above a calibration point at a first predetermined co-ordinate in a reference system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375854

Differential steering control of electric taxi landing gear

An aircraft taxi control system may include a left main gear (mg) drive motor, a right mg motor, a first motor drive controller configured to produce a left motor torque signal responsively to nose gear angle (nga) and nose wheel speed (ngs), and a second motor drive controller configured to produce a right motor toque signal responsively to the nga and the ngs. The left motor torque signal and the right motor torque signal may be coordinated to reduce lateral loading of the nose wheel during a turning maneuver.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375786

Automatic turning deceleration device for a mobility aid

An automatic turning deceleration device for a mobility aid has a fixing base, a fixing unit, a turning sensor, a turning base, a linking unit, and a control module. The turning sensor is rotatably mounted on a side of the fixing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375780

Vehicle steering control device and vehicle steering control method

A vehicle steering control device and a vehicle steering control method achieve an ideal steering feeling. A turning controller is configured to set as a target turning angle of a turning wheel an addition value obtained by adding a steady steer control amount that is a control amount depending on a steering angle and a differential steer control amount that is a control amount depending on a steering angular velocity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375777

Steering control device, and steering control method

Provided is a steering control device, including: an actuator for applying a steering assist torque to a steering system of a vehicle; a vehicle turning state detection section for detecting a state amount representing a turning state of the vehicle; a steering-holding determination section for determining a steering-holding state of the steering system; a storing section for storing, when the steering-holding determination section determines that the steering system is in the steering-holding state, the state amount detected by the vehicle turning state detection section as a steering-holding determination state amount; a steering assist torque calculation section for calculating the steering assist torque based on an absolute value of the steering-holding determination state amount; and an actuator control section for controlling the actuator based on the calculated steering assist torque.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375757

Autonomous driving system for a vehicle and method for carrying out the operation

An autonomous driving system for a vehicle includes: a computer unit which evaluates surroundings-related and vehicle-related data with the aid of sensors and carries out an automatic driving operation based on the data; a lead time calculator assigned to the computer unit and determining a lead time by evaluating the surroundings-related and vehicle-related data, the lead time requiring an intervention by the driver; and a comfort time calculator assigned to the computer unit and calculating a reaction time of the driver by evaluating driver-related data, the comfort time calculator continuously comparing the lead time with the reaction time and determining therefrom a comfort time which is determined by taking the difference between the lead time and the reaction time. When the comfort time reaches zero, a countermeasure including a prewarning of the driver and/or a mode change of the driving system is initiated.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375755

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

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

12/31/15 / #20150375676

Buried interior lamp for vehicle

A buried interior lamp of a vehicle includes: an illumination portion in which a light source for emitting light is disposed in a buried interior lamp of a vehicle which is inserted into and installed in a vehicle headlining; a pattern layer disposed on the lower portion of the illumination portion to form a specific design of light; a fabric layer disposed on the lower portion of the pattern layer; and a pattern cover layer which is disposed between the pattern layer and the fabric layer and has the same color as a cover so as not to display the pattern layer to the outside when turning off a lamp of the illumination portion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375673

Systems and methods for vehicle glass panels with integrated lighting components

A lighting assembly for a vehicle includes a glass panel configured to be installed on the vehicle (e.g., a front windshield or rear window), and a substantially planar lighting component (e.g., a plurality of light-emitting diodes (leds) integrated into a perimeter margin region of the glass panel. In accordance with various embodiments, the substantially planar lighting component is configured as a turn signal, a brake indicator, or a warning light.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375569

Pneumatic tire for all-terrain vehicle used in sandy land

A pneumatic tire for all-terrain vehicle is disclosed which comprise a tread, and a plurality of primary blocks extending in a tire circumferential direction disposed symmetrically on the tread with respect to a center line of the tread, each primary block being evenly spaced with each other; two pairs of secondary block arrays arranged respectively on areas between any two adjacent primary blocks which are symmetrical with respect to the circumferential center line of the tread; a prior ground engaging edge created on a ground engaging surface when the ground engaging surface of the primary blocks may be inclined to a moving direction of the tire; and a plurality of stepped humps located on the prior ground engaging edge. The turning manipulation performance of the tires in sandy land can be highly improved while the straight-running traction performance is not affected due to the above configuration of the invention.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375557

Page-turning apparatus for open book and image pickup system for book pages

An apparatus for turning pages of an open book includes a mechanism and a roller. The mechanism turns a page held at a departure position to a destination position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375517

Printer and consumables

If an authentication unit authenticates the consumables manager, a determination unit determines whether or not a ink cartridge is past a recommended use-by date, which is calculated from the manufacturing date the recommended stop period and the like, based on the recommended use-by date and the number of days that have elapsed since the manufacturing date of the ink cartridge. Then, a notification unit displays a message as a warning on an operation panel, the message indicating that the ink cartridge is close to its use-by date, if the determination unit determines that the ink cartridge is past the recommended use-by date, and if the warning cycle has passed since the warning point of the last warning issuance judged from the warning information stored in a memory in the ink cartridge and the warning cycle stored in a memory.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375492

Apparatus and methods of forming flexible glass laminates using electrostatic pinning

A method of forming a flexible glass laminate is provided. The method includes charging a flexible glass substrate with an electrostatic charge and charging a laminate substrate with an electrostatic charge that has a polarity opposite a polarity of the charge on the flexible glass substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375475

Textured glass laminates using low-tg clad layer

Textured glass laminates are described along with methods of making textured glass laminates. The textured glass laminates may be formed via addition of nanoparticles or manipulation of the glass surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375333

Spot welding cap changer

The invention relates to a spot welding cap changer (1) with a cap puller (2) and two cap magazines (3, 3a), the cap puller (2) having a gripper (20) with spring-loaded, pivotable jaws (21, 22), which in response to a turning and axial pulling-off movement detaches a spot welding cap (k) of a pincer spot welding head introduced into it from a shaft of the pincer welding head in such a way that it is clamped to prevent it twisting, and the cap magazines (3, 3a) holding spot welding caps respectively in a round cap carrier (31) such that they are circularly arranged in a directed and oriented manner and are respectively transported individually one after the other into an access position against a stop (32) by an advancing force (p).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375147

Warning device dedicated for replacing aged-filter in a handheld showerhead

The present invention provides a “warning device dedicated for replacing aged-filter in a handheld showerhead”, which comprises a showerhead stem, an impeller mount, an impeller, a signal circuit device and a transparent lid. The showerhead stem includes an upper adapting section, a lower adapting section, and a mounting cavity for containing parts of impeller and signal circuit device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150375081

Exercise information providing method and exercise information providing system

An exercise information providing method includes acquiring first exercise information based on an output from a detecting device output when a user performs exercise in a first environment and first environment information concerning the first environment, associating the first exercise information and the first environment information and accumulating the first exercise information and the first environment information as first associated information, and outputting the first associated information to a second environment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374951

System and method for enhanced knowledge consolidation by sleep slow wave induction and sensory context re-creation

The present disclosure pertains to a system for enhancing knowledge consolidation in a subject during sleep. New declarative memories may be better consolidated by presenting sensory stimuli during slow wave sleep that correspond to sensory stimuli presented during prior wakeful learning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374582

Delamination resistant pharmaceutical glass containers containing active pharmaceutical ingredients

The present invention is based, at least in part, on the identification of a pharmaceutical container formed, at least in part, of a glass composition which exhibits a reduced propensity to delaminate, i.e., a reduced propensity to shed glass particulates. As a result, the presently claimed containers are particularly suited for storage of pharmaceutical compositions and, specifically, a pharmaceutical solution comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient, for example, neupogen (filgrastim), neulasta (pegfilgrastim), epogen (epoetin alfa) or enbrel (etanercept).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374493

Heart valve repair devices for placement in ventricle and delivery systems for implanting heart valve repair devices

Devices and methods for the repair of the functioning of heart valves are provided. A device may comprise a ventricular winding having a generally spiral shape, wherein the device is free of any atrial stabilizing section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374326

X-ray diagnostic apparatus

According to embodiment, an x-ray diagnostic apparatus includes a frame holding an x-ray tube and detector such that an axis connecting a x-ray focus and center of the detector rotates around an isocenter, display displaying a first image, operation circuitry inputting a position of a target region on the image, target position calculation circuitry calculating a position of the region on a second image based on an angle between the axes concerning the first and second images, a first distance from the isocenter to a top plate, and second distance from the target position to the plate, and top plate movement amount calculation circuitry calculating a top plate movement amount to display the region at a same position as the target position on the second image based on the calculated position, target position, angle, and first distance.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374237

Method for accurate and robust cardiac motion self-gating in magnetic resonance imaging

Self-gating methods and systems are provided for cardiac imaging analysis. In particular, non-phased coded self-gating data are collected separately from imaging data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374170

Grill and rotisserie apparatus

A rotisserie arrangement mounts above the heat source of a grill. The rotisserie includes a plurality of holding devices configured to receive a flat meat item such as a steak or burger patty. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374057

Fire starting device and method of making the same

A fire starting device comprised of a hand covering impregnated with a solid fuel and optionally other consumption safe additives. Unlike other fire starting devices, this fire starting glove can be safely worn by the user while preparing a fire starting site such as a charcoal grill or wood burning stove to protect the wearer's hands from dirt, grease, grime and minor injuries such as cuts or scrapes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374041

Burning type heat source and flavor inhaler

A burning type heat source (50) includes: a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1); and a lateral hollow (52) extending along a second direction (d2) crossing the first direction (d1), the lateral hollow (52) communicating with the longitudinal hollow (51). The ignition end (50ae) is provided at the ignition end (50ae) side in the first direction relative to a burning position at an end of a second inhalation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374037

Burning type heat source, flavor inhaler, and manufacturing method of burning type heat source

A burning type heat source (50) has a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1). The longitudinal hollow (51) includes: a first hollow (51a) having a first cross section area; and a second hollow (51b) having a second cross section area smaller than the first cross section area. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150374036

Non-burning type flavor inhaler

The non-combustion-type flavor inhaler (100) is provided with a heat source (50) and a holding member (30) for detachably holding the heat source (50). The heat source (50) comprises a latent heat storage material containing a sugar alcohol of four or more carbons.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150373986

Process and composition for killing spores

This invention relates to an aqueous composition and a process for killing spores. The process may comprise contacting the spores with the aqueous composition for a sufficient period of time to effect a desired reduction (e.g., at least a 4 log reduction) in the number of spores capable of returning to vegetative growth. ... Corning Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150373954

Water treatment equipment for recirculating aquaculture

Water treatment equipment for recirculating aquaculture contains: at least one aquaculture tank, an aeration unit, at least one water circulating tank, a plurality of membrane filtering units and a water returning unit. Each aquaculture tank includes plural connecting plate units and a flowing cup; the aeration unit includes a plurality of air supply pipes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373582

Dynamic bandwidth management for load-based equipment in unlicensed spectrum

. . . . . . . . Systems and methods for dynamic bandwidth management for load-based equipment in unlicensed spectrum are disclosed. In an aspect, the disclosure provides a method for dynamic bandwidth management. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373501

Method of analysing data collected in a cellular network and system thereof

There is provided a method of analysing data collected in a cellular network and system thereof. The method comprises: repeatedly processing a first subset of the collected data to geo-locate mobile devices, thereby giving rise to geo-location data informative of geo-located mobile devices and associated time-stamped geo-locations thereof, wherein geo-locating is provided with the help of a geo-locating transformation function generated by unsupervised learning, by the processor, of a second subset of the collected data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373207

Apparatus, system, and method for visualizing telecommunications resources

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, for obtaining information concerning a telecommunications network from various databases and/or informational spreadsheets, aggregating the information into a database, and displaying the information to aid in providing a telecommunication service to a customer. In one embodiment, the information in the database may be provided to an administrator of the telecommunications network through a user interface available to the administrator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373180

Accessory detection

An apparatus including a processor configured to cause detecting a second apparatus including a wireless charging unit being attached to the apparatus; determining a parameter concerning the second apparatus; and automatically adjusting at least one functionality of the apparatus in accordance with the parameter.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373086

Courier network service

Example apparatus facilitate controlling how targeted electronic data is selected and couriered (e.g., physically carried) between a provider in a first physical location and a recipient in a second physical location. An apparatus, method, or service may control the flow of targeted electronic data or metadata concerning the targeted electronic data in a courier network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373051

Dynamic authentication using distributed mobile sensors

Systems and techniques are provided for dynamic authentication using distributed mobile sensors. According to an embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, signals may be received from sensors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373050

Aggregation of asynchronous trust outcomes in a mobile device

Systems and techniques are provided for aggregation of asynchronous trust outcomes in a mobile device. Trust levels may be determined from the signals. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373047

Identifying url target hostnames

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

12/24/15 / #20150373044

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

12/24/15 / #20150373038

Cyber security monitoring system and method for data center components

A security monitoring system is disclosed which is adapted for use with a component having a service processor. The system may use a device configured to communicate with the component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373036

Methods and systems for side channel analysis detection and protection

A computing device may use machine learning techniques to determine whether a side channel attack is underway and perform obfuscation operations (e.g., operations to raise the noise floor) or other similar operations to stop or prevent a detected side channel attack. The computing device may determine that a side channel attack is underway in response to determining that the computing device is in airplane mode, that the battery of the computing device the battery has been replaced with a stable dc power supply, that the touch-screen display of the computing device has been disconnected, that there are continuous calls to a cipher application programming interface (api) using the same cipher key, that there has been tampering with a behavioral analysis engine of the computing device, or any combination thereof.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373035

Methods and systems for thwarting side channel attacks

A computing device may use machine learning techniques to determine the level, degree, and severity of its vulnerability to side channel attacks. The computing device may intelligently and selectively perform obfuscation operations (e.g., operations to raise the noise floor) to prevent side channel attacks based on the determined level, degree, or severity of its current vulnerability to such attacks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372990

System and method for authorized digital content distribution

A digital content distribution system uses a digital rights management controller that performs a set of arbitrary tests against the transfer request from one user to another such as user a to user b. Assuming these tests are successful, the drm sends an encryption key to transferring user a. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372775

Apparatus for providing urgent alarm service through broadcast system and method therefor

The present invention relates to a method for receiving urgent alarm contents through a broadcast system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for receiving urgent alarm contents through a broadcast system includes the steps of: receiving a broadcast signal; parsing an urgent alarm table contained in the broadcast signal, the urgent alarm table containing an urgent alarm message and an urgent alarm contents transmission structure descriptor for signaling the information of the urgent alarm contents concerning the urgent alarm message, and the urgent alarm contents transmission structure descriptor containing the ip address of an ip datagram for transmitting the urgent alarm contents; receiving the ip datagram of the ip address; and decoding the ip datagram so as to reproduce the urgent alarm contents.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372145

High density vertical nanowire stack for field effect transistor

An alternating stack of layers of a first epitaxial semiconductor material and a second epitaxial semiconductor material is formed on a substrate. A fin stack is formed by patterning the alternating stack into a shape of a fin having a parallel pair of vertical sidewalls. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372115

Methods of forming nanowire devices with doped extension regions and the resulting devices

A method of forming a nanowire device includes patterning a plurality of semiconductor material layers such that each layer has first and second exposed end surfaces. The method further includes forming doped extension regions in the first and second exposed end surfaces of the semiconductor material layers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372111

Methods of forming nanowire devices with spacers and the resulting devices

A method of forming a nanowire device includes forming semiconductor material layers above a semiconductor substrate, forming a gate structure above the semiconductor material layers, forming a first sidewall spacer adjacent to the gate structure and forming a second sidewall spacer adjacent to the first sidewall spacer. The method further includes patterning the semiconductor material layers such that each layer has first and second exposed end surfaces. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372058

Method for fabricating semiconductor apparatus

A method for fabricating a semiconductor apparatus includes forming a diffusion barrier film on a semiconductor substrate, forming a first film on a semiconductor substrate including a common source region, forming a second film on the first film, forming a conductive film on the second film, patterning the conductive film and the second film, to form an active pattern, and patterning the first film and the semiconductor substrate using the active pattern as a mask, to form a pillar; and forming a gate electrode on an outer circumference of the pillar.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372021

Display device, array substrate and method for manufacturing the same

A manufacturing method of an array substrate, an array substrate and a display device are provided. The array substrate includes a first thin film transistor and a pixel electrode (327), wherein, an active layer (324) and source and drain electrodes in the first thin film transistor as well as the pixel electrode (327) are formed by one patterning process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371904

Patterning process for fin implantation

After forming an organic planarization layer (opl) atop a substrate which includes a plurality of semiconductor fins and a gate structure thereon, the opl is recessed such that uppermost surfaces of remaining portions of the opl are located below an uppermost surface of the gate structure but above top surfaces of the semiconductor fins. The remaining portions of the opl are patterned to expose semiconductor fins in a pfinfet region for subsequent ion implantation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371899

Minimizing void formation in semiconductor vias and trenches

Circuit structure fabrication methods are provided which include: patterning at least one opening within a dielectric layer disposed over a substrate structure; providing a liner material within the at least one opening of the dielectric layer; disposing a surfactant over at least a portion of the liner material; and depositing, using an electroless process, a conductive material over the liner material to form a conductive structure, and the disposed surfactant inhibits formation of a void within the conductive structure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371896

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

12/24/15 / #20150371873

Packaging substrate and method for manufacturing same

A method for manufacturing a packaging substrate includes: patterning a first photo-resisting layer having first openings on a copper foil layer to expose portions of the copper foil layer; patterning a removable second photo-resisting layer having second openings on the first photo-resisting layer to expose the first openings; filling copper into the first and second openings to form base portions and a first wiring layer; orderly forming a first dielectric layer and a second wiring layer on the first wiring layer; patterning a removable third photo-resisting layer comprising covering portions opposite to the base portions on the copper foil layer; and etching the copper foil layer to form protruding portions connected to and corresponding to the base portions to define a copper pillar bump, a size of the copper pillar bump gradually increasing from the protruding portions to the base portions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371863

Rework and stripping of complex patterning layers using chemical mechanical polishing

A method utilizing a chemical mechanical polishing process to remove a patterned material stack comprising at least one pattern transfer layer and a template layer during a rework process or during a post pattern transfer cleaning process is provided. The pattern in the patterned material stack is formed by pattern transfer of a directed self-assembly pattern generated from microphase separation of a self-assembly material.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371861

Protective silicon oxide patterning

A method of patterning a substrate is described and include two possible layers which may be easily integrated into a photoresist patterning process flow and avoid an observed photoresist peeling problems. A conformal carbon layer or a conformal silicon-carbon-nitrogen layer may be formed between an underlying silicon oxide layer and an overlying photoresist layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371855

Apparatus for etching two-dimensional material and method of patterning two-dimensional material using the same

According to example embodiments, an apparatus for etching a two-dimensional material layer includes a stage configured to support an etching target including graphene on the stage, a light source configured to emit light having a wavelength that is shorter than a wavelength of visible light, a mask imprinted with a pattern for transferred onto the etching target, a fluid inlet configured to supply a fluid over the etching target, and a fluid outlet configured to absorb a residue and a reaction product after the fluid is supplied over the etching target using the fluid inlet.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371852

Self-aligned multiple spacer patterning schemes for advanced nanometer technology

The present disclosure provides forming nanostructures with precision dimension control and minimum lithographic related errors for features with dimension under 14 nanometers and beyond. A self-aligned multiple spacer patterning (samsp) process is provided herein and the process utilizes minimum lithographic exposure process, but rather multiple deposition/etching process to incrementally reduce feature sizes formed in the mask along the manufacturing process, until a desired extreme small dimension nanostructures are formed in a mask layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371740

Conductive pattern formation method and conductive pattern formation device

A conductive pattern formation method includes: a step of patterning a base member with an ink in which conductive particulates are distributed to form a pattern; a step of making a conductive developer act on the pattern; and a pressurization step of pressurizing the pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371685

Methods of forming semiconductor devices to include single body interconnection patterns using fine patterning techniques, and semiconductor device so formed

A method of forming fine patterns for a semiconductor device includes providing a substrate with a first region and a second region, forming a conductive layer on the substrate, the conductive layer including a plate portion covering the first region and first protruding portions extending from the plate portion in a first direction and covering a portion of the second region, forming first mask patterns on the conductive layer, the first mask patterns extending in the first direction and being spaced apart from each other in a second direction crossing the first direction, forming a second mask pattern on the second region to cover the first protruding portions, and patterning the conductive layer using the first and second mask patterns as an etch mask to form conductive patterns. In plan view, each of the first protruding portions is overlapped with a corresponding one of the first mask patterns.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371555

Double-sided, front-to-back-aligned, tactile graphic learning aid

A double-sided, front-to-back aligned tactile learning aid is provided, which includes a substantially planar carrier medium with a protruding front tactile graphic aligned with and symmetrical to a protruding back tactile graphic. The carrier medium may be one, two, or more sheets of paper, plastic, or other generally planar material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371544

Method and device to estimate costs of deviation in a flight trajectory

A method and device for determining and presenting cost impacts generated by lateral route deviations of an aircraft. The device includes a computation unit for determining different flight trajectories, called alternative trajectories, each of which is offset laterally in the horizontal plane relative to a reference trajectory, notably the current trajectory of the aircraft, and a computation unit configured to compute, for each of the alternative trajectories, an associated overall cost which provides an indication of the cost generated by a flight of the aircraft along this alternative trajectory, the device also includes a display unit configured to present, on a navigation screen, indication elements which provide indications concerning the position and the associated overall cost for at least some of the alternative trajectories.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371542

Warning device and travel control device

A warning device includes a distance acquisition unit that acquires a lane width direction distance between two lane boundary lines of a driving lane and a vehicle; a speed acquisition unit that acquires a lane width direction speed of the vehicle toward the lane boundary lines; a safety threshold setting unit that sets a safety threshold for allowing that the lower the lane width direction speed is toward the lane boundary lines, the smaller the lane width direction distance is; and a warning unit that warns a driver of the vehicle when the lane width direction distance is smaller than the safety threshold, wherein the safety threshold setting unit sets the safety threshold based on a history of the lane width direction distance and the lane width direction speed for a traveling environment of the vehicle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371530

Remote controller having one shot automatic mapping of learned function

A learning remote controller for learning functions received from a source controller. The learning remote controller includes a memory and a processor that executes a program stored in the memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371496

Application credit earning interleaved wagering system

An application credit earning interleaved wagering system is disclosed, including an interactive controller configured to: communicate application telemetry; receive wager outcome display instructions; display a wager outcome; receive and display eligible awards; communicate an ac award request comprising an ac award from the eligible awards; and receive ac award instructions comprising the ac award; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request; communicate wager outcome; and the application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, the application controller also operatively connected to a patron management server and an ac management device, and constructed to: receive the application telemetry; determine whether to trigger a wager request; communicate the wager request; receive the wager outcome; communicate wager outcome display instructions; communicate the application telemetry; receive an ac value amount; communicate the ac value display instructions; receive ac award data comprising the ac award; communicate the ac award instructions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371462

Vehicle fault early warning system

A vehicle fault early warning system is provided in which a central processing system (e.g., vehicle manufacturer, service center, third party) transmits a warning once a set of conditions is identified that routinely leads to a particular vehicle malfunction, where the malfunction may either cause the failure of a component/subsystem or cause a component/subsystem to perform out-of-spec. The warning, which may be accompanied by instructions as to how to avoid, or at least mitigate, the effects of the vehicle malfunction, may either be sent to all users or only those that are likely to be affected by the malfunction.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371406

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

12/24/15 / #20150371306

Interactive communication device

A server system is connected to a number of remote displays for messages for broadcasting by a communication network. The audiovisual messages received from the server system are made perceptible for customers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371240

Commercial card portfolio optimization

A method of targeting commercial entities for transaction-card usage revenue enhancement. The method includes functionally combining electronically searchable data sources concerning actual or potential commercial transaction-card using entities. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371190

Systems and methods for provisioning a fleet of industrial assets as a computing-cloud

A system and method for leveraging industrial asset computing capacity into a distributed computing system is disclosed. The method including receiving from a requesting entity a request for available computing capacity, the request including at least one computational task, determining the available computing capacity across a network of interconnected industrial assets, each industrial asset including at least one central controller, allocating at least one of the interconnected industrial assets to perform at least a portion of the computational request, providing the allocated industrial assets with computer executable instructions and data related to performing the computational request, performing at least a portion of the computational request at the allocated industrial assets, obtaining the results of the performing step from the allocated industrial assets; and returning the obtained results to the requesting entity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371150

Analysis device, analysis method, and program

An analysis device which analyzes a system that inputs input data including a plurality of input parameters and outputs output data, including an acquisition unit that acquires learning data including a plurality of sets of the input data and the output data, and a learning processing unit that learns, based on the acquired learning data, the amount of difference of output data corresponding to a difference between input parameters of two pieces of input data, an analysis method using the analysis device, and a program used in the analysis device are provided.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371141

Leaf node ranking method in decision trees for spatial prediction and its recording medium

The present inventions generally relate to a leaf node ranking method in decision trees for spatial prediction and its recording medium. The leaf node ranking method in decision trees includes a learning step to form a decision tree having one root node, in which each parent node has multiple child nodes, using training data sets for spatial prediction; and a leaf node ranking step from the decision tree that finishes the learning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371139

Device localization based on a learning model

Methods and systems of localizing a device are presented. In an example method, a communication signal from a device is received by a wireless reference point during a period of time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371133

Providing device, providing method, and recording medium

A providing device according to an embodiment includes a registration unit that registers a learning device, in which nodes that output results of calculations on input data are connected and which extracts a feature corresponding to a predetermined type from the input data, an accepting unit that accepts designation of a type of a feature, a providing unit that selects a learning device that extracts a feature corresponding to the type of the feature accepted by the accepting unit among the learning device registered by the registration unit, and provides a new learning device generated based on the selected learning device, and a calculation unit that calculates a price to be paid to a seller provided the learning device selected by the providing unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371131

Event-driven universal neural network circuit

The present invention provides an event-driven universal neural network circuit. The circuit comprises a plurality of neural modules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371117

Printing control apparatus, control method for the printing control apparatus, and printing system

A printing control apparatus connected to a printing apparatus operated in a standby state and a power saving state includes a reception unit that receives a printing request for causing the printing apparatus to execute printing, a generation unit that generates printing data in accordance with the printing request received by the reception unit, a determination unit that determines whether or not the printing apparatus is in the power saving state, and a transmission unit that transmits return data for returning the printing apparatus from the power saving state to the standby state before the printing data generated by the generation unit is transmitted in a case where the determination unit determines that the printing apparatus is in the power saving state, and does not transmit the return data in a case where the determination unit determines that the printing apparatus is not in the power saving state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371115

Classification of land based on analysis of remotely-sensed earth images

Land classification based on analysis of image data. Feature extraction techniques may be used to generate a feature stack corresponding to the image data to be classified. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371054

Shutter glasses, display device, display system and display method

The present invention provides shutter glasses comprising lenses and a shutter configured to control on-state or off-state of the lenses, wherein, the shutter is capable of turning on the lenses of the shutter glasses according to a predetermined first timing. The present invention further provides a display device, a display system and a display method. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370377

Touch panel and manufacturing method of touch panel

A touch panel includes a transparent substrate, a wiring formed on at least one surface of the transparent substrate, a conductive layer formed on the wiring and the transparent substrate, and a protective layer formed on the conductive layer. The wiring transmits a signal from the conductive layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370375

Input device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic information equipment

In the input device having the row electrode and the column electrode made by patterning the meshed metallic layer by forming the dividing section on the metallic line constituting the meshed metallic layer, at an intersecting section where metallic lines mw2 constituting a meshed conductive layer lp2 intersects an ideal contour sp2 of a meshed column electrode, the direction for dividing the metallic lines at the intersecting section is set to the direction matching the direction of width of the metallic lines such that the area of the dividing section traversing the metallic line is minimal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370374

Method and apparatus for forming patterns in coatings on opposite sides of a transparent substrate

A method of forming patterns in coatings on opposite sides of a transparent substrate by direct write laser patterning comprising the steps: a) providing a first transparent coating on a first side of the substrate, the first coating being formed of a material having a relatively high laser ablation threshold energy density; b) mounting the substrate on a stage or locating the substrate on a chuck, c) using a first laser beam to form a first pattern in the first transparent coating by laser ablation; d) providing a second transparent coating on the second side of the substrate after formation of said first pattern, the second coating being formed of a material having a relatively low laser ablation or modification threshold energy density; using a second laser beam to form a second pattern in the second transparent coating by laser ablation or modification, the energy density of the second laser beam being lower than that of the first laser beam such that ablation of the second transparent coating is carried out without causing appreciable damage to the first transparent coating. Apparatus arranged to carry out this method and a product formed by the method are also described.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370332

Device and method for recognizing gestures for a user control interface

In the context of a user interface control, a gesture-recognition device: receives gyroscopic data representing a gesture executed with a dedicated instrument including a gyroscopic sensor; determines a correlation between the received gyroscopic data and gyroscopic data relating to a supervised learning and pre-recorded into a database; recognizes or not the executed gesture according to said correlation, the only data representing the executed gesture taken into account being said gyroscopic data; transposes each recognized gesture into a user interface command.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370262

Liquid supply apparatus

The liquid supply apparatus includes: an inverter converting the frequency of an alternating-current power supply; a pump including an electric motor driven by the inverter; a control part; and the like. The control part includes a physical quantity detection part, a medium control part, and the like. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370240

Method for aligning a strip of labels

A method for aligning a strip of labels, which contains a plurality of labels, relative to a cutting device, wherein the strip of labels is cut into labels by the cutting device that are subsequently applied to containers. In a learning mode, the strip of labels is automatically transported by a transport device and the position of the strip of labels relative to the cutting device is detected by a position sensor disposed as a first camera, and, in an aligning mode, an operator can then enter a desired cutting parameter in a machine control unit of an input unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370207

Image forming apparatus and method of warning life of charging roller in image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a charging roller, a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, a sampling part, a life consumption degree calculating part and a warning processing part. The sampling part executes temperature/humidity inputting process inputting temperature of the temperature sensor and humidity of the humidity sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370180

Lithographic apparatus and method

A support such as a clamp (310) is configured to releasably hold a patterning device such as a reticle (300) to secure it and prevent heat-induced deformation of it. For example, an electrostatic clamp includes a first substrate (312) having opposing first (313) and second (315) surfaces, a plurality of burls (316) located on the first surface and configured to contact the reticle, a second substrate (314) having opposing first (317) and second (319) surfaces. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370174

Patterning device, method of producing a marker on a substrate and device manufacturing method

A patterning device, for use in forming a marker on a substrate by optical projection, the patterning device including a marker pattern having a density profile that is periodic with a fundamental spatial frequency corresponding to a desired periodicity of the marker to be formed. The density profile is modulated (such as sinusoidally) so as to suppress one or more harmonics of the fundamental frequency, relative to a simple binary profile having the fundamental frequency.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370166

Positive photosensitive resin composition, photo-curable dry film and method for producing same, layered product, patterning process, and substrate

A positive photosensitive resin composition containing a polymer compound obtained in the presence of an acid catalyst by condensation of at least a siloxane compound shown by formula (1), a phenol compounds shown by formula (2) and/or formula (3), and aldehydes and ketones shown by formula (4), a photosensitive material capable of generating an acid by light and increasing a dissolution rate in an aqueous alkaline solution, a crosslinker, and a solvent. There can be provided a positive photosensitive resin composition that can remedy the problem of delamination generated on metal wiring, electrode, and substrate such as cu and al, especially on substrate sin, and can form fine pattern having forward tapered shape without generating scum and footing profile in the pattern bottom and on the substrate when the widely used 2.38% tmah aqueous solution is used as a developer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370164

Patterning methods and methods of making a photoresist composition using a photoresist additive

Methods of forming a semiconductor device using a photoresist additive and methods of making a photoresist composition using the photoresist additive are disclosed. The photosensitive additive includes a polymer; at least one photo-acid generator (pag); and at least one additive compound comprising a base and an acid-labile group (alg). ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370154

Projector apparatus and projector support table

A projector apparatus includes a projector and a projector support table. The projector support table includes a turning unit and a fixed unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370026

Optical fiber cable

A rugged optical micromodule cable is provided. The cable includes a composite cable jacket including a first cable jacket layer formed from a first material and a second cable jacket layer formed from a second material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370024

Loose-tube fiber optic cables having buffer tubes with beta phase crystallization

A loose-tube fiber optic cable includes a cable core and a jacket. The cable core includes a buffer tube and an optical fiber, where the optical fiber is within the buffer tube. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370023

Loose-tube fiber optic cables

According to one embodiment, loose-tube fiber optic cables may include a cable core and a jacket. The cable core may include a buffer tube and an optical fiber and the optical fiber may be positioned within the buffer tube. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370010

Low attenuation fiber with viscosity matched core and inner clad

A single mode optical fiber having a core made from silica and less than or equal to about 6.5 weight % germania and having a maximum relative refractive index Δ1max. The optical fiber also has an inner cladding surrounding the core and having a minimum relative refractive index Δ2min. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369991

Light diffusing fiber lighting device having a single lens

A lighting device is provided that includes a light source package including a diode disposed in a first housing having a first opening, the diode emitting light at an emission point within the first housing. The lighting device also has a lens disposed on the first housing proximate the first opening and optically aligned with the emission point and a second housing substantially enclosing the first housing and the lens, the second housing having a second opening. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369986

Uniform efficient light diffusing fiber

Light diffusing optical fibers for use illumination applications and which have a uniform color gradient that is angularly independent are disclosed herein along with methods for making such fibers. The light diffusing fibers are composed of a silica-based glass core that is coated with a number of layers including a scattering layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369912

Radar device, vehicle, and moving object speed detection method

A radar device mounted in a moving object includes a radar transmitter and a radar receiver. The radar receiver includes a plurality of antenna brunch processors that perform correlation processing of the received returning signals and the radar transmission signal, and generate respective correlation signals each including arrival delay information of each of the received returning signals, an electric power profile generator that generates an electric power profiles for each arrival direction of the received returning signals and doppler frequency component, using the generated correlation signals, and a stationary object group distribution generator that, based on the generated electric power profiles, obtains a first distribution of a doppler frequency components of a stationary object group including a plurality of stationary objects as the plurality of targets in the perimeter of the moving object, for each azimuth angle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369874

Method and apparatus for learning and estimating battery state information

A method of estimating battery state information includes collecting battery information; partitioning the collected battery information into interval information in a predetermined range; accumulating the interval information; and estimating the battery state information based on the accumulated interval information and learning information determined in advance. A method of learning battery state information includes collecting battery information; partitioning the collected battery information into interval information in a predetermined range; accumulating the interval information; and determining learning information based on the accumulated interval information and reference information of a battery, the learning information being used to estimate the battery state information.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369872

Distance to empty prediction with long term distance compensation

A vehicle is provided which may include an energy conversion device, an energy source to supply power to the energy conversion device, and at least one controller. The controller may be programmed to, in response to detecting one or more noise factors expected to affect propulsive energy consumption of the energy conversion device from vehicle start until the energy source is empty, output a distance to empty (dte) based on a change in energy consumption rate due to the one or more noise factors and predicted to last at least until the energy source is empty. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369819

Tmem120a ion channel modulator

Assays for selecting a candidate modulator of a tmem120a ion channel and/or a candidate modulator of chronic pain, the steps comprising contacting a lipid membrane comprising contacting a lipid membrane comprising tmem120a polypeptide with a test compound; quantitating the tmem120a ion channel activity; comparing the ion channel activity of the tmem120a polypeptide with a control; and selecting the test compound that modulates the ion channel activity compared to the control; and methods and compositions for treating chronic pain including osteoarthritic pain.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369735

Chemical sensors based on plasmon resonance in graphene

Techniques for forming nanoribbon or bulk graphene-based spr sensors are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a graphene-based spr sensor is provided which includes the steps of: depositing graphene onto a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a dielectric layer on a conductive layer, and wherein the graphene is deposited onto the dielectric layer; and patterning the graphene into multiple, evenly spaced graphene strips, wherein each of the graphene strips has a width of from about 50 nanometers to about 5 micrometers, and ranges therebetween, and wherein the graphene strips are separated from one another by a distance of from about 5 nanometers to about 50 micrometers, and ranges therebetween. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369706

Methods and systems for particle collection and analysis

An example method for collection and analysis of particles from a particle generating source enclosed within an enclosure having an inlet and an outlet is described. The method includes supplying filtered air into the enclosure through the inlet, extracting, with a vacuum source, an aerosol stream including particles from the particle generating source through the outlet, directing the aerosol stream from the outlet of the enclosure to the vacuum source via a sampling tower. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369652

Object information acquiring apparatus

Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus including: detecting elements converting an acoustic wave propagated from an object to an electric signal, a processing unit acquiring characteristic information of the object using the electric signal, a supporting unit supporting the detecting elements, an input unit receiving information concerning three-dimensional region of interest, a display controlling unit displaying a predetermined three-dimensional shape representing, a scanning region setting unit setting a scanning region, and a scanning unit moving the supporting unit, wherein the display controlling unit changes the size of the region of interest stepwise by using a feature value peculiar to the apparatus as a unit based on the inputted information, and displays the changed region of interest.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369574

Post darts outdoor dart game

An outdoor dart game is played with a supply of darts that are thrown at each of two opposed posts. The posts are low to the ground for safety and positioned a distance from one another. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369475

Burner for burning fuel and a device comprising such a burner

A burner (11) is provided for combustion of fuel, comprising an outer cover (23) having an inlet (14) for the fuel, and a combustion chamber (27) arranged within the outer cover (23), in which chamber the fuel is converted into combustion gases. The burner (11) comprises an inner cover (24) provided with an inlet opening (26) for the fuel, the inner cover being arranged within the outer cover (23) to form a space (25) between the outer cover (23) and the inner cover (24) for conducting incoming fuel around the inner cover (24) and to the inlet opening (26) of the inner cover (24). ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369439

Rotary lighting and/or signaling module

The turning on and turning off of the luminous source is undertaken as a function of an item of information in respect of the angular position of the optical system during its displacements between said rest position and said active position.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369364

Transmission system with clutch bite point learning logic

A method for learning the bite point of a position-controlled clutch in a vehicle having an engine and a transmission includes commanding an engagement of a clutch fork via a controller when the transmission is in park and the engine is idling. The method also includes controlling an apply position of the clutch via the controller, calculating a clutch torque capacity of the clutch, and measuring the apply position via a position sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369361

Vehicle control device

Vehicle control device of vehicle including lockup clutch configured to directly couple between input/output rotating members of fluid power transmission device transmitting power of engine to automatic transmission, vehicle control device engaging lockup clutch when running state of vehicle in predetermined running state, vehicle control device providing lockup clutch pressure learning control of learning oil pressure of lockup clutch used in start-time lockup slip control in which lockup clutch placed in slip-engaged state toward engaged state at start of vehicle based on rotation speed of engine at time of engagement of lockup clutch, vehicle control device inhibiting engagement of lockup clutch when running state of vehicle in predetermined running state and also in second predetermined running state, vehicle control device engaging lockup clutch after running state of vehicle goes out of second predetermined running state, and providing lockup clutch pressure learning control in engaging process of lockup clutch.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369358

Vehicular transmission range switching device

A vehicular transmission range switching device is provided which: a cover part with one side containing a display part for displaying the transmission range, a knob handling part inserted in the cover part so as to be arranged in a side of the display part, a rotary unit consisting of a shaft inserted in the lower side of the knob handling part, a moving block inserted in the upper side of the shaft, and a stopper inserted in the lower side of the shaft, that rotates along with the knob handling part, a gear part connected to the lower part of the rotary unit for turning the rotary unit to the parking range when shutting the vehicle off, a body part consisting of a locking part for limiting the turning of the rotary unit, and a sensing part for sensing the turning of the rotary unit and the gear part.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369357

Shift range switching device for vehicle

A shift range switching device is provided for a vehicle. The device comprises a cover unit, a rotary unit, a control unit, and a body unit, wherein the rotary unit comprises a knob operation part exposed to the outside of the cover part, and a sensing part inserted in the knob operation part to be rotated by the knob operation part and to sense the rotation of the knob operation part. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369349

Internal-circulation-type ball screw

An internal-circulation-type ball screw includes a nut, a screw shaft, and two returning members. The nut has an internal-thread groove. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369268

Fastener and method for attaching the fastener to a glazing element

The fastener is intended to be attached to a glazing element, which has a glass sheet and at least one frame part setting against the surface of the glass sheet. The fastener has a support part and a fastening element to be inserted into the gap between the glass sheet and frame. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369265

Method and device for indication of the position of hydraulically actuated armatures

Furthermore, a program is provided which processes the pulses of the throughflow sensor and carries out a learning cycle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369205

Low flow power plant

A power plant and method for harnessing power from a source of working fluid. The power plant may include a power shaft that includes a first power gear, a first reciprocating engine situated proximate to the power shaft and connected to the first power gear for delivering a power stroke. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369154

System and method for estimating the quantity of particulate accumulated in the particulate filter of a diesel engine

A diesel engine system comprises a particulate filter interposed in an exhaust line and a plurality of fuel injectors associated with an engine. When a quantity of particulate accumulated within said filter is estimated to be greater than a threshold, a control mode of the injectors is activated which causing an automatic regeneration of the filter, by increasing a temperature of exhaust gases fed to the filter sufficient for burning the particulate within the filter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369141

Implementing skip fire with start/stop feature

A variety of methods and arrangements for implementing a start/stop feature in a skip fire engine control system are described. In one aspect, the implementation of the start/stop feature involves automatically turning off an internal combustion engine under selected circumstances during a drive cycle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150369134

Reverse core gas turbine engine with high temperature third stream

A gas turbine engine has a fan rotor for delivering air axially downstream into a core engine duct, which sequentially passes a turbine, a combustor, and a compressor. The core engine duct extends to a turning supply duct configured to turn the core air flow axially upstream so that the core air sequentially passes through the compressor, combustor and turbine, and into an exhaust conduit which turns the core airflow radially outwardly and axially downstream into an exhaust duct. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368924

Solar light pole assembly kit

A kit for a solar light pole assembly includes a threaded anchor element including a shank with a threaded portion formed with auger bit threads for screwing into a ground surface, an upper portion of the shank being formed with a turning-tool-receiving member. A pole receiving member is attached to a flange of the threaded anchor element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368852

Vibration damping system

Clothes driers include a cabinet, a rotatable drum mounted inside the cabinet, and one or more vibration dumpers mounted to the rotatable drum. The vibration dampers may be mounted inside the drum, between baffles and the drum. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368554

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

The present invention relates to a curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule; (b) an organopolysiloxane represented by a general formula; (c) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule; (d) a phosphor; and (e) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst, to a cured product obtained by curing said composition, and to an optical semiconductor device in which a light emitting element is sealed or coated with a cured product of the aforementioned composition. The curable silicone composition has excellent fluidity and cures to form a cured product in which phosphors are homogeneously dispersed and which has a high refractive index.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368422

Reversibly cross-linkable resin

Reversibly cross-linkable foam is provided. The reversibly cross-linked foam includes a first polymeric material, at least one reversibly cross-linkable monomer polymerized with the first polymeric material, and at least one blowing agent. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368153

Strengthened glass with deep depth of compression

Chemically strengthened glass articles having at least one deep compressive layer extending from a surface of the article to a depth of at least about 45 μm within the article are provided. In one embodiment, the compressive stress profile includes a single linear segment extending from the surface to the depth of compression doc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368150

Ion exchangeable glass with high crack initiation threshold

Alkali aluminosilicate glasses that are resistant to damage due to sharp impact and capable of fast ion exchange are provided. The glasses comprise at least 4 mol % p2o5 and, when ion exchanged, have a vickers indentation crack initiation load of at least about 7 kgf.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368149

Transition metal-containing, ion exchangeable colored glasses

Glasses that can be chemically strengthened and are colored by transition metals. Most of the glasses are black, with some having high damage resistance and compressive surface layers having high compressive stress and depth of layer after ion exchange. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368148

Glasses having non-frangible stress profiles

A glass exhibiting non-frangible behavior in a region where substantially higher central tension is possible without reaching frangibility is provided. This region allows greater extension of the depth of compression in which fracture-causing flaws are arrested, without rendering the glass frangible despite the presence of high central tension region in the sample.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368147

Fictivated glass and method of making

Silicate glasses that are fictivated and fast cooled and have high levels of intrinsic or “native” damage resistance. When ion exchanged, the silicate glasses described herein have a vickers crack initiation threshold of at least 15 kgf and, in some embodiments, at least about 25 kgf.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368146

Aluminosilicate glasses

Compounds, compositions, articles, devices, and methods for the manufacture of light guide plates and back light units including such light guide plates made from glass. In some embodiments, light guide plates (lgps) are provided that have similar or superior optical properties to light guide plates made from pmma and that have exceptional mechanical properties such as rigidity, cte and dimensional stability in high moisture conditions as compared to pmma light guide plates.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368141

Laminated glass structure and method of manufacture

Disclosed is a laminated glass structure with one or more inner glass layers with at least one in tension and two outer glass layers in compression wherein one or both of the outer layers at least partially wrap around the one or more inner layers at one or more of the edges of the laminated glass structure. Also disclosed is a process for forming a laminated glass structure, comprising providing a laminated glass structure, removing at least some glass from at least one the edges of the structure to produce a concavity in at the at least one edge and applying heat to the at least one edge.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150368139

Integral capsule for blister suppression in molten glass

A precious metal structure which has an internal gas permeable membrane is described herein for a glass manufacturing vessel configured to have molten glass flow therein. The internal gas permeable membrane can be supplied with an atmosphere of gas (or gases) to control the flux of hydrogen into our out of the molten glass or otherwise improve the production of the molten glass. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367873

Method and device for warning persons in the vicinity of an hf field-emitting device

A method warns persons who are in the vicinity of an high-frequency (hf) field-emitting device, such as an european train control system (etcs) antenna of a rail vehicle. In order to be able to reliably warn persons of the presence of radiation that is detrimental to health, the hf field is extracted by an antenna arrangement, the extracted signal actuating, by a power-measuring device, a signaling device for the optical and/or acoustic signaling of an on/off state of the device, in particular the etcs antenna.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367871

Method and device for outputting an acoustic warning signal of a rail vehicle and warning system for a rail vehicle

A method for outputting a trigger signal for an acoustic warning signal of a rail vehicle, includes reading in a piece of signal information detected by an image sensor of the rail vehicle, comparing the piece of signal information to at least one stored piece of reference signal information to classify the piece of signal information as a warning sign requiring an output of an acoustic warning signal, and providing a trigger signal to an output unit of the rail vehicle for outputting an acoustic warning signal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367857

Vehicle-center-of-gravity condition determining apparatus and vehicle behavior control system

A vehicle-center-of-gravity condition determining apparatus includes: a rear wheel brake pressure change unit; a front wheel brake pressure detector; a rear wheel brake pressure detector; a rear wheel axle load estimating unit configured to estimate a rear wheel axle load based on a relationship between front and rear brake pressures detected during braking and a rear wheel axle load property of the rear wheel brake pressure change unit; and a vehicle-center-of-gravity condition determiner configured to determine a center of gravity condition of a vehicle in a vehicle width direction based on the estimated rear wheel axle load. The rear wheel axle load estimating unit is configured to estimate each of the rear wheel axle loads in a case where braking is performed in a state of at least two of during straight running, during right turning, and during left turning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367856

Distance to empty prediction with short term distance compensation

A vehicle is provided which may include an energy conversion device, an energy source to supply power to the energy conversion device, and at least one controller in communication with an interface. The controller may be programmed to output a distance to empty (dte) to the interface based on conditions of vehicle components and the energy source compensated by a distance correction factor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367847

Method and device for swerve assistance for a motor vehicle

A method for providing swerve assistance for a motor vehicle, in which a threatening or imminent collision of the motor vehicle is detected, the driver is notified to steer the vehicle onto a collision-avoiding swerve trajectory, it is detected whether the driver heeds the warning and initiates a swerve maneuver, and if the driver initiates a swerve maneuver, a driver-independent implementation of a steering or braking intervention assisting in the steering onto the swerve trajectory takes place.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367835

Regenerative control device of vehicle

A regenerative control device of a vehicle an engine; a first motor; a second motor performing regenerative power generation; a battery connected to the first and second motors; and a heating device heating using heat, includes: a determiner determining whether the heating device is in operation or not, and determining whether charging the battery is regulated or not; and a controller performing parallel firing control in which a driving force is given to the engine by the first motor while burning fuel in the engine, during the regenerative power generation when the heating device is in operation and charging the battery is regulated, and setting a target torque of the engine in the parallel firing control to be equal to or lower than a burning limit torque of the engine. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367830

Implementing skip fire with start/stop feature

A variety of methods and arrangements for implementing a start/stop feature in a skip fire engine control system are described. In one aspect, the implementation of the start/stop feature involves automatically turning off an internal combustion engine under selected circumstances during a drive cycle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367823

Braking system and method for dimensioning a braking system

A method for dimensioning a component of a braking system; the braking system having at least two brake-circuit partial circuits; each brake-circuit partial circuit having at least one pump element for building up a brake-circuit pressure and/or for returning brake-circuit fluid in an abs case, the pump elements of the at least two brake-circuit partial circuits being operable using a motor element; and the at least two brake-circuit partial circuits being separable using a separating element, so that different brake-circuit pressures may be created in the at least two brake-circuit partial circuits.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367821

Control unit for controlling a brake system of a vehicle, speed sensor arrangement, brake system and vehicle therewith, and method that can be performed therewith for speed sensing

A control unit of a vehicle brake system has a receive circuit for tapping and processing a digital signal provided by an active speed sensor for speed measurement on a vehicle wheel. The signal includes information concerning the speed of a pole wheel, which is arranged in front of the sensor, spaced therefrom by an air gap, and which rotates along with the wheel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367730

Method and apparatus for displaying at least one operation parameter of a subject vehicle in the vehicle

A method for displaying at least one parameter concerning the operation of a vehicle in the vehicle by a display device with a display surface wherein, in a first display mode of the display device, the display surface generates a display element with a first boundary and an area lying within the first boundary. The area is divided into at least a first sub-area and a second sub-area and the first sub-area includes a scale by which a state variable of the vehicle is displayed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367701

Shock absorber system

A shock absorber system installed on a vehicle having four wheels in which a vsc control for giving a braking force to any of the wheels is to be executed to reduce an improper turning behavior of the vehicle due to an excessive side slip of any of the wheels, including: four hydraulic shock absorbers each configured to generate a damping force with respect to a relative movement of a corresponding sprung and unsprung portion and having a damping-force changer configured to change the damping force; and a controller configured to control the damping force by controlling the damping-force changer and configured such that, when the improper turning behavior of the vehicle occurs, the controller executes a reduction control in which the damping force to be generated by at least one of the four shock absorbers is controlled to reduce the improper turning behavior.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367653

Printer for kiosks

A printer for kiosks is disclosed that includes an anti-intrusion door that is movable between a normal closed position and an open position in which it respectively closes and opens a passage through which a printed document is guided, moving from the normal closed position to the open position by a thrust exerted by the exiting document and returning to the closed position through the effect of its weight after the printed document has been removed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367607

Methods of forming strengthened sintered glass structures

A strengthened layered glass structure includes a first substrate layer comprising a flexible glass sheet having a thickness of less than or equal to 300 μm, a second substrate layer, and a sintered glass frit material layer coupled to a first surface of the first substrate layer and a second surface of the second substrate layer, the sintered glass frit material layer comprising a sintered glass frit coupled to the first and second surfaces providing the flexible glass sheet with a compressive stress of at least about 100 mpa across a thickness of the flexible glass sheet.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367557

Method for making patterned carbon nanotube array and carbon nanotube device

A method for patterning a carbon nanotube array is disclosed. A carbon nanotube array is transferred onto a surface of a substitute substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367540

Integral vasculature

A system and method is provided for creating a structure including a vasculature network. A film deposition device is configured to dispense droplets onto a surface of a substrate to form a curable fugitive pre-patterned liquid film on the surface of the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367489

Stapler

Stapler by which a workpiece, preferably a sheaf of papers, is stapled together, which stapler includes a base part, to which is arranged a solid anvil, and a stapler head which base part and stapler head is with a connecting device connected to each other such that they relative each other can be moved in a reciprocating stapling movement in which movement the workpiece is stapled and which movement includes a forward direction which ends at a first turning point in which the stapler head contacts the anvil and a return direction, in which the stapler head is moved away from the anvil, and which ends in a second turning point wherein the anvil is such arranged that it is elastically yielding in the direction away from the first turning point.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367444

Apparatus and methods for continuous laser cutting of flexible glass

A method for cutting a flexible glass ribbon includes directing the flexible glass ribbon to a flexible glass cutting apparatus including a laser. The flexible glass ribbon includes a first broad surface and a second broad surface that extend between a first edge and a second edge of the flexible glass ribbon. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367353

Drive control method and drive system operating according to said method

A method for drive control of a vertical mill having a grinding plate rotatable about the vertical axis by a drive train composed of an electric motor and a gearbox is disclosed. At least the electric motor and the grinding plate represent inertia elements in a system that can oscillate and are connected by the gearbox operating as a torsion spring element. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367239

Interactive guitar game

An interactive game designed for learning to play a guitar. A guitar may be connected to a computer or other platform, capable of loading music and displaying notes and chords and other feedback and visual learning aids on a display screen, allowing a user to read music and play along. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367231

Method and apparatus for preventing a collision between subjects

An apparatus for executing a computer game are provided. The apparatus includes an output unit configured to transmit a first image generated based on a form of a first user participating in the computer game and a second image generated based on a form of a second user participating in the computer game to a display apparatus, and a control unit configured to predict a possibility of a collision between the first user and the second user, and to control transmitting warning information indicating the possibility of the collision to the display apparatus via the output unit, according to a result of the predicting.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366756

Delamination resistant pharmaceutical glass containers containing active pharmaceutical ingredients

The present invention is based, at least in part, on the identification of a pharmaceutical container formed, at least in part, of a glass composition which exhibits a reduced propensity to delaminate, i.e., a reduced propensity to shed glass particulates. As a result, the presently claimed containers are particularly suited for storage of pharmaceutical compositions and, specifically, a pharmaceutical solution comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366490

Substance concentration monitoring apparatuses and methods

A substance concentration monitoring method includes inducing a periodic change in a body surface temperature over time using a heating and/or cooling element and yielding a function of temperature that varies with time so as to exhibit a temperature derivative with respect to time that oscillates periodically. Mid-infrared radiation absorbed or emitted from the body is measured while the surface of the body exhibits the oscillating, periodic derivative. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366488

Spinal motion sensor

A spinal motion sensor comprised of a system and method which detects any bending or twisting motion in the user's back. According to the method of the invention, the system alerts the user that the motion may result in a harmful injury. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366478

A method and system for vector analysis of electrocardiogram in assessment of risk of sudden cardiac death (scd) due to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy by quantifying micro scars (i.e. "bites") in three dimensional vector loops

Subject matter of the invention are a method and a system to provide diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia—arvc/d (and similar inherited conditions) that cause sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy population. Innovative approach in this analysis is possibility to detect so called frusta forms or clinically silent forms. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366392

Multifunctional cookware

A multifunctional cookware is disclosed. A side of a chassis is provided with a vessel, so that a single cookware can fry foods with the chassis and cook soups with the vessel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366275

Wearable signaling device

A wearable signaling device for use by bicyclists. The wearable signaling device includes one or more adjustable straps to be disposed on a limb of a user, such as the user's arms or legs. ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366258

Drink preparation method using a direct-view type dynamic displaying interface

A drink preparation method using a direct-view type dynamic displaying interface, i.e., the user manually pours water into the drink preparation container filled with raw material and placed on the electronic scale; during the pouring, the electronic scale collects the drink weighing information; a client-end device having wireless transmission function is connected to the electronic scale and the server; the client-end device computes the drink weighing information and draws a flow rate curve with diagrammed time and weight; a control group is selected from the drink preparation groups captured by the server and the drink weighing information of the control group is synchronously compared to for direct-view type preparation based on the planned flow rate curve; the drink weighing information of the preparation process can be saved for record and review, comparative learning, or sharing and discussion, so as to provide an aid for beginners to learn preparation of coffee, scented tea, wine etc and quickly reach the level of experts.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150366130

A robotic work tool configured for improved turning in a slope, a robotic work tool system, and a method for use in the robot work tool

Robotic work tool (100) configured for improved turning in a slope (s), said robotic work tool comprising a slope detector (190), at least one magnetic field sensor (170), a controller (110), and at least two driving wheels (130″), the robotic work tool (100) being configured to detect a boundary wire (250) and in response thereto determine if the robotic work tool (100) is in a slope (s), and if so, perform a turn by rotating each wheel (130″) at a different speed thereby reducing a risk of the robotic work tool (100) getting stuck.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150366022

Alternating current rectifying circuit and alternating current rectifying method for driving led module

. . . . Disclosed are an alternating current rectifying circuit and an alternating current rectifying method for driving an led module. The method comprises: when an alternating current module is in a positive half cycle, after an alternating current is rectified, outputting the alternating current to a positive half cycle rectifying branch circuit of an led module; when the alternating current module is in a negative half cycle, carrying out charging according to the alternating current output by the alternating current module, and when the alternating current module is in the positive half cycle, carrying out discharging, and outputting the alternating current to a positive half cycle feed branch circuit of the led module; when the alternating current module is in the negative half cycle, rectifying the alternating current, and outputting the alternating current to a negative half cycle rectifying branch circuit of the led module; when the alternating current module is in the positive half cycle, carrying out charging according to the alternating current output by the alternating current module, and when the alternating current module is in the negative half cycle, carrying out discharging, and outputting the alternating current to a negative half cycle feed branch circuit of the led module; and when a voltage of an input voltage signal is higher than a preset voltage threshold, turning off an overvoltage protection branch circuit of the led module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365932

Predictive spectral allocation in mobile networks

Technologies are generally described for discerning patterns in the “goodness” or “badness” of time-frequency slots to allow predictive allocation of spectral resources that may be appropriate for a wireless user. According to some examples, information on device location, time slots, sub-carrier(s) allotted for each time slot, and quality indicators may he received from mobile devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365471

Message transmission apparatus, message transmission method, and message transmission program

Message transmission device, which performs processing concerning the transmission of messages to the terminal, executes notification processing for the transmission of a trigger packet to the terminal, said trigger packet indicating that an unsent message exists. Preparatory processing for transmission of the message to the terminal is executed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365434

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

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

12/17/15 / #20150365379

System and method for managing, controlling and configuring an intelligent parental control filter

A system and a method for intelligently learning a list of allowed ip content at one or more internet connected devices by implementing an intelligent parental control means is provided. The means includes a router and a filter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365369

User interface for email inbox to call attention differently to different classes of email

A user interface for email users which calls attention to one or more categories of emails in different ways. In some species, at least three categories are used: branded senders with trumarks; white list buddies; and fraudulent emails which are either not from the domain they purport to be from or in which the content was tampered. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365335

Adaptive receive path learning to facilitate combining tcp offloading and network device teaming

One or more modules include a first portion that teams together multiple physical network interface ports of a computing system to appear as a single virtual network interface port to a switch to which the physical ports are linked. A second portion determines a receive port upon which a packet of a tcp session was received. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365334

Junk information filtering method and apparatus

A junk information filtering method, including: detecting an hypertext transfer protocol (http) request data packet set generated according to that a user visits a target uniform resource locator (url) by using a browser of a client, where the http request data packet set includes at least one junk information request data packet and at least one non-junk information request data packet; identifying the junk information request data packet in the http request data packet set according to a preset classification rule; and preventing, according to a preset interception policy, a destination host corresponding to the junk information request data packet from returning a junk information response data packet to the client. The embodiments of the present invention further disclose a junk information filtering apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365291

Usage policy for resource management

A tool for a computing service using a computing usage policy. The tool receives by one or more computer processors, a configured usage policy. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364998

Dc-dc converter with improved discontinuous conduction mode efficiency

A switch-mode dc converter configured to generate a converted voltage from an input voltage is provided. The switch-mode dc converter includes an inductor configured to store energy, and a switch coupled with the inductor at a switching node, wherein the switch is configurable to be turned on or off to control the discharging of the energy stored at the inductor to an output node of the converter, wherein the output node is configured to provide the converted voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364913

Load driving circuit

A short circuit detection circuit has an output voltage of a switching device inputted and, when the value of the output voltage becomes lower than a specified threshold value due to an abnormal state such as a load short circuit state, outputs a control signal to a clamping circuit for making the clamping circuit carry out such a clamping operation as to limit the output current of the switching device. When the output voltage rises again by the turning-on operation of the switching device, the change in the output voltage is transmitted onto the output side through a capacitor with following rising in the control signal, by which the rising of the output signal is detected with little delay.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364842

Quick mount connector for a coaxial cable

A post-less coaxial cable connector includes a body, a shell, a compression ring, and a coupling portion. The shell has a collapsible groove that, when the post-less coaxial cable connector is axially compressed, collapses and engages the coaxial cable. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364797

Parallel-connected electricity storage system

A parallel-connected electricity storage system in which a plurality of chargeable and dischargeable electricity storage elements are connected in series as an electricity storage element row and a plurality of the electricity storage element rows are connected in parallel includes an electricity-storage-element-voltage measuring device that measures an electricity storage element voltage of each of the electricity storage elements, an electricity-storage-element-state estimating device that estimates an electricity storage element state of each of the electricity storage elements, an electricity-storage-element-current measuring device that measures an electricity storage element current of each of the electricity storage element rows, a parallel-connected switch that performs connection and disconnection to and from the parallel-connected electricity storage system for each of the electricity storage element rows, and a parallel-connected-switch control means for turning on the parallel-connected switch on the basis of the electricity storage element voltage, the electricity storage element state, and the electricity storage element current.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364685

Process for patterning materials in thin-film devices

A method for forming a device includes providing a substrate; depositing a single fluorinated photo-patternable layer over the substrate; forming a first and a second active layer over the substrate; and applying the photo-patternable layer to form a first pattern within the first active layer and a second, different pattern within the second active layer. Particular examples disclosed in the present disclosure can be employed to form thin film electronics devices, including oled devices and tfts with a reduced number of photolithographic steps.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364676

Three-terminal spin transistor magnetic random access memory and the method to make the same

This invention is about a three-terminal spin transistor magnetic random access memory and the method to make it with a narrow foot print. The first terminal, a bit line, is connected to the top magnetic reference layer, and the second terminal is located at the middle memory layer which is connected to the underneath cmos control circuit through via and the third one, a digital line, is a voltage gate with a narrow point underneath the memory layer across an insulating layer which is used to reduce the write current when it is turned on. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364638

Thin film structures and devices with integrated light and heat blocking layers for laser patterning

Selective removal of specified layers of thin film structures and devices, such as solar cells, electrochromics, and thin film batteries, by laser direct patterning is achieved by including heat and light blocking layers in the device/structure stack immediately adjacent to the specified layers which are to be removed by laser ablation. The light blocking layer is a layer of metal that absorbs or reflects a portion of the laser energy penetrating through the dielectric/semiconductor layers and the heat blocking layer is a conductive layer with thermal diffusivity low enough to reduce heat flow into underlying metal layer(s), such that the temperature of the underlying metal layer(s) does not reach the melting temperature, tm, or in some embodiments does not reach (tm)/3, of the underlying metal layer(s) during laser direct patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364630

Thin film structures and devices with integrated light and heat blocking layers for laser patterning

Selective removal of specified layers of thin film structures and devices, such as solar cells, electrochromics, and thin film batteries, by laser direct patterning is achieved by including heat and light blocking layers in the device/structure stack immediately adjacent to the specified layers which are to be removed by laser ablation. The light blocking layer is a layer of metal that absorbs or reflects a portion of the laser energy penetrating through the dielectric/semiconductor layers and the heat blocking layer is a conductive layer with thermal diffusivity low enough to reduce heat flow into underlying metal layer(s), such that the temperature of the underlying metal layer(s) does not reach the melting temperature, tm, or in some embodiments does not reach (tm)/3, of the underlying metal layer(s) during laser direct patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364629

Thin film structures and devices with integrated light and heat blocking layers for laser patterning

Selective removal of specified layers of thin film structures and devices, such as solar cells, electrochromics, and thin film batteries, by laser direct patterning is achieved by including heat and light blocking layers in the device/structure stack immediately adjacent to the specified layers which are to be removed by laser ablation. The light blocking layer is a layer of metal that absorbs or reflects a portion of the laser energy penetrating through the dielectric/semiconductor layers and the heat blocking layer is a conductive layer with thermal diffusivity low enough to reduce heat flow into underlying metal layer(s), such that the temperature of the underlying metal layer(s) does not reach the melting temperature, tm, or in some embodiments does not reach (tm)/3, of the underlying metal layer(s) during laser direct patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364617

Semiconductor nanowire antenna solar cells and detectors

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

12/17/15 / #20150364522

Method of manufacturing solid-state image sensor

A method of manufacturing a solid-state image sensor includes forming a first element isolation and a first active region of a pixel area, and a second isolation and a second active region of a peripheral circuit area, forming a gate electrode film covering the first element isolation, the first active region, the second element isolation and the second active region, implanting an n-type impurity selectively into at least a part of the gate electrode film corresponding to the pixel area, and forming, after the implanting of the n-type impurity, a first gate electrode of the pixel area and a second gate electrode of the peripheral circuit area by patterning the gate electrode film. The part of the gate electrode film includes a portion located above a boundary between the first element isolation and the first active region.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364483

Conductors having a variable concentration of germanium for governing removal rates of the conductor during control gate formation

An embodiment of a method of forming a control gate includes forming a conductor having a concentration of germanium that varies with a thickness of the conductor, and removing portions of the conductor at a variable rate that is governed, at least in part, by the concentration of the germanium.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364444

Semiconductor device and method of adaptive patterning for panelized packaging with dynamic via clipping

A semiconductor device and method of adaptive patterning for panelized packaging with dynamic via clipping is described. A panel comprising an encapsulating material disposed around a plurality of semiconductor die can be formed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364443

Two terminal packaging

A solution for packaging a two terminal device, such as a light emitting diode, is provided. In one embodiment, a method of packaging a two terminal device includes: patterning a metal sheet to include a plurality of openings; bonding at least one two terminal device to the metal sheet, wherein a first opening corresponds to a distance between a first contact and a second contact of the at least one two terminal device; and cutting the metal sheet around each of the least one two terminal device, wherein the metal sheet forms a first electrode to the first contact and a second electrode to the second contact.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364397

Method for forming mos device passivation layer and mos device

The present invention provides a method of forming a passivation layer of a mos device, and a mos device. The method of forming a passivation layer of a mos device includes: forming a substrate; forming a dielectric on the substrate; patterning the dielectric to expose a part of the substrate; forming a metal on the exposed part of the substrate, and the dielectric; forming a teos on the metal; forming a psg on the teos; and forming a nitrogen silicon compound on the psg. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364391

Polishing apparatus and wear detection method

There is provided a polishing apparatus capable of detecting uneven wear occurring on a polishing pad and detecting an appropriate replacement timing of the polishing pad. The polishing apparatus detects, every predetermined time, a value of rotation speed or a value of rotation torque of a table drive shaft for rotationally driving a polishing table or a dresser drive shaft for driving a dresser, or a value of swing torque of a dresser swing shaft for driving the dresser; calculates a change quantity thereof based on the value of the detected rotation speed, the value of the detected rotation torque, or the value of the detected swing torque; determines whether or not the change quantity exceeds a predetermined value; and notifies a user of a warning when a determination is made that the change quantity exceeds the predetermined value.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364378

Forming gate and source/drain contact openings by performing a common etch patterning process

One method disclosed herein includes forming an opening in a layer of material so as to expose the source/drain regions of a transistor and a first portion of a gate cap layer positioned above an active region, reducing the thickness of a portion of the gate cap layer positioned above the isolation region, defining separate initial source/drain contacts positioned on opposite sides of the gate structure, performing a common etching process sequence to define a gate contact opening that extends through the reduced-thickness portion of the gate cap layer and a plurality of separate source/drain contact openings in the layer of insulating material, and forming a conductive gate contact structure and conductive source/drain contact structures.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364372

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

12/17/15 / #20150364370

Aluminum interconnection apparatus

A method comprises depositing a first alloy layer over a substrate, depositing a metal layer over the first alloy layer, depositing a second alloy layer over the metal layer, patterning the first alloy layer, the metal layer and the second alloy layer to form a metal structure and depositing a dielectric layer over the metal structure through a chemical vapor deposition (cvd) process.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364362

Wafer stress control with backside patterning

Embodiments of the present invention provide structures and methods for controlling stress in semiconductor wafers during fabrication. Features such as deep trenches (dts) used in circuit elements such as trench capacitors impart stress on a wafer that is proportional to the surface area of the dts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364337

Patterning of a hard mask material

A method for processing a substrate includes providing the substrate including a photoresist/bottom anti-reflection coating (pr/barc) layer, a hard mask layer, a stop layer, a carbon layer and a stack including a plurality of layers. The method includes defining a hole pattern including a plurality of holes in the pr/barc layer using photolithography; transferring the hole pattern into the carbon layer; filling the plurality of holes in the hole pattern with oxide to create oxide pillars; using a planarization technique to remove the hard mask layer, a remaining portion of the pr/barc layer and the stop layer; stripping the carbon layer to expose the oxide pillars; filling space between the oxide pillars with hard a mask material including metal; planarizing at least part of the hard mask material; and stripping the oxide pillars to expose the hole pattern in the hard mask material.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364324

Nanocrystal thin film fabrication methods and apparatus

Nanocrystal thin film devices and methods for fabricating nanocrystal thin film devices are disclosed. The nanocrystal thin films are diffused with a dopant such as indium, potassium, tin, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364298

Lithography apparatus, and method of manufacturing article

There is provided a lithography apparatus advantageous in a process on a substrate, on which patterning has been performed thereby, that an external apparatus performs (in a succeeding step). The apparatus includes a controller and a transmitter. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364131

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

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

12/17/15 / #20150364054

Musical learning and interaction through shapes

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

12/17/15 / #20150364050

Computer-implemented content repository and delivery system for online learning

A computer-implemented content repository and delivery system for online learning comprises an authoring module, a learner database, and a runtime engine. The authoring module stores in the content repository learning content and assessment definition data received from an author for a course unit of an online course. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364047

Terrain awareness system with obstruction alerts

Current taws systems generally do not provide alerts based on structures or wire obstacles. Such structures and wire obstacles include transmission and electrical wires, and power lines, bridges, and buildings. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364041

Method and apparatus for bridge height measurement and truck hit accident prevention

A method is presented for warning of bridge height clearance with a system that has a measuring device mounted on a bridge, a processor and a display. The method includes measuring the distance from the point at which the measuring device is mounted on the bridge to pavement below to obtain measurement data, processing the measurement data to calculate a clearance height of the bridge, and displaying a clearance height of the bridge on a display so that a driver approaching the bridge can see the current height of the bridge.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363938

Method for stereo visual odometry using points, lines and planes

A method determines a motion between a first and second coordinate system, by first extracting a first set of primitives from a 3d image acquired in the first coordinate system from an environment, and extracting a second set of primitives from a 3d image acquired in the second coordinate system from the environment. Motion hypotheses are generated for different combinations of the first and second sets of primitives using a random sample consensus procedure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363925

Anomaly diagnosis method and apparatus

To sensing an anomaly on the basis of a multi-dimensional time series sensor signal, in order to determine the next action for a countermeasure, survey, or the like, the present invention is configured such that a multi-dimensional feature vector for each time is extracted on the basis of a sensor signal, a reference feature vector for each time is extracted on the basis of a set of characteristic vectors for a predetermined learning period and the characteristic vector of each time, an anomaly measure is calculated on the basis of the difference between the feature vectors for the times and the reference feature vectors, an anomaly is detected by comparing the anomaly measure and a predetermined threshold value, and the anomaly-related sensor for the time the anomaly is detected is identified on the basis of a 2-dimensional distribution density of feature values.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363897

System for providing proposal of decoration for residence or exhibit and method for the same

Disclosure herein is related to a system for providing proposal of decoration for residence or exhibit and a method for the same. According to one of the embodiments of the method, the alleged system firstly receives request message from a terminal device at a residence or exhibit place. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363795

System and method for gathering, identifying and analyzing learning patterns

The present invention describes a community based computerized method and system which automatically gathers, acquires and collects students' usage data in a dynamic knowledge base as they perform their routine learning assignments from any educational source (e.g. Printed textbooks, e-textbook etc.), for the purpose of assessing their achievements, competencies, areas of interest, preferences and requirements, and then providing automatically generated students-related information and services which are based on this knowledge, such as custom study guides, preparation plans for exams and academic skills assessment reports. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363746

Automated scheduling for a business

According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to automate scheduling for a business is disclosed. The method may comprise observing actions of at least one personnel associated with the business, wherein the action may comprise at least one of performance, timeliness, and reliability. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363709

Classifier learning device and classifier learning method

A classifier learning apparatus (100) includes: an object acquisition unit (101) that acquires a set of reference vectors and assigned category information of the respective reference vectors as a processing object; a specifying unit (102) that specifies an internal nearest neighbor reference vector nearest to a sample vector among the reference vectors assigned to the same category as the sample vector and specifies an external nearest neighbor reference vector nearest to the sample vector among the reference vectors assigned to a category different from that of the sample vector; a calculation unit (103) that calculates an evaluation value of the processing object using a distance between the sample vector and a classification boundary formed by the internal nearest neighbor reference vector and the external nearest neighbor reference vector; and an updating unit (104) that updates an original set of reference vectors and original assigned category information with the processing object based on the evaluation value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363692

Decision based learning

A decision based learning apparatus can include a decision module configured to implement a decision model associated with a problem, the decision model including a plurality of decisions associated with solving the problem, a problem profile module configured to store a problem profile, the problem profile defining the problem and a solution to the problem, a learning storage module configured to store at least one learning module associated with at least one of the plurality of decisions, and a decision scenario interface module configured to generate a scenario based on the decision model and the problem profile and to present the scenario based on the decision model and the problem profile to a user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363690

Unsupervised, supervised, and reinforced learning via spiking computation

The present invention relates to unsupervised, supervised and reinforced learning via spiking computation. The neural network comprises a plurality of neural modules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363671

Non-transitory computer readable medium, information processing apparatus, and attribute estimation method

There is provided a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for attribute estimation. The process includes: extracting, for each user, feature quantities of plural pieces of image information that are associated with attributes of the user; integrating the extracted feature quantities for each user; and performing learning, input of the learning being an integrated feature quantity that has been obtained as a result of integration for each user, output of the learning being one attribute, and generating a learning model.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363667

Recognition device and method, and computer program product

According to an embodiment, a recognition device includes a memory to store therein learning patterns each belonging to one of categories; an obtaining unit to obtain a recognition target pattern; a first calculating unit to calculate, for each category, a distance histogram representing distribution of the number of learning patterns belonging to the categories with respect to distances between the recognition target pattern and the learning patterns belonging to the categories; a second calculating unit to analyze the distance histogram of each category, and calculate a feature value of the recognition target pattern; a third calculating unit to make use of the feature value and one or more classifiers, and calculate degrees of reliability of the recognition target categories; and a determining unit to make use of the degrees of reliability and, from among the one or more recognition target categories, determine a category of the recognition target pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363604

Provisioning software with policy-appropriate capabilities

Apparatus and methods are described for enabling distribution of user-tailored pieces of a larger software program in a way that facilitates compliance with organizational policies around security, access control, and the like. The pieces, representing new or missing functionality in an existing instance of pre-installed software, are supplied as supplemental software fragments (“aspects”) that provide new or missing logic to a target application with the target application having to know of the fragment's existence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363541

Eda tool and method for conflict detection during multi-patterning lithography

A method includes accessing data representing a layout of a layer of an integrated circuit (ic) having a plurality of polygons defining circuit patterns to be divided among a number (n) of photomasks over a single layer of a semiconductor substrate, where n is greater than two. The method further includes inputting a conflict graph having a plurality of vertices, identifying a first and second vertex, each of which is connected to a third and fourth vertex where the third and fourth vertices are connected to a same edge of a conflict graph, and merging the first and second vertices to form a reduced graph. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363490

Systems and methods for interactively disambiguating entities

The disclosure relates to entity disambiguation in an interactive fashion based upon attributes. Once disambiguated, a manner in which to review a future article based upon an initial set of attributes and an additional set of attributes and, when needed, generate a warning flag based upon the review is also described. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363485

Learning and using contextual content retrieval rules for query disambiguation

Various technologies related to generating and applying content retrieval rules are described herein. A content retrieval rule maps a combination of a query and a context to one of a query reformulation or content. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363470

Index merge ordering

Method to order query results, by processing a received query at least in part using a composite key index, wherein the composite key index comprises at least two key columns, wherein the at least two key columns comprise at least one pre-ordering column and an ordering column, wherein the query specifies ordering criteria to order a result set based on values of the ordering column, wherein the processing comprises receiving, from the composite key index, an ordering column value for each unique pre-ordering column value in the composite key index, identifying a first ordering column value as being ordered first according to the ordering criteria, and returning the first ordering column value as being responsive to the query.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363442

Index merge ordering

System, method, and computer program product to order query results, by processing a received query at least in part using a composite key index, wherein the composite key index comprises at least two key columns, wherein the at least two key columns comprise at least one pre-ordering column and an ordering column, wherein the query specifies ordering criteria to order a result set based on values of the ordering column, wherein the processing comprises receiving, from the composite key index, an ordering column value for each unique pre-ordering column value in the composite key index, identifying a first ordering column value as being ordered first according to the ordering criteria, and returning the first ordering column value as being responsive to the query.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363430

Image classification device, method for operating the same and electronic system comprising the image classification device

An image classification device, determines in real time which one of a plurality of directories is a suitable directory for storing newly taken photographs. The plurality of directories may defined by a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363385

System and method for computerized psychological content analysis of computer and media generated communications to produce communications management support, indications and warnings of dangerous behavior, assessment of media images, and personnel selection support

At least one computer-mediated communication produced by or received by an author is collected and parsed to identify categories of information within it. The categories of information are processed with at least one analysis to quantify at least one type of information in each category. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363334

Speculative cryptographic processing for out of order data

A real time, on-the-fly data encryption system is shown operable to encrypt and decrypt the data flow between a secure processor and an unsecure external memory system. Multiple memory segments are supported, each with it's own separate encryption capability, or no encryption at all. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363304

Self-learning and self-validating declarative testing

A system and method for self-learning and self-validating declarative testing are provided. In example embodiments, a user experience module identifies a declarative test representing a user experience being tested. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363061

System and method for providing related digital content

The present invention relates to an automated system and algorithm that aids in the automatic discovery and presentation of media content, in particular, music content, that is available across multiple online music services. More specifically, the disclosed embodiments utilize the meta-data associated with a given media content item (seed content) being accessed to find related or similar content, radio stations, or music streams and the like from across multiple online music services (such as itunes, rhapsody, spotify, pandora, etc.). ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363046

Integrating browser navigation between multiple browsing contexts

A method, apparatus, and program product are disclosed for opening a second browsing context from a first browsing context, switching focus from the first browsing context to the second browsing context, and returning the focus to the first browsing context in response to receiving browser navigation input in the second browsing context.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363026

Control device, operation mode altering method thereof, control method thereof and battery power warning method thereof

A control device, operation mode altering method thereof, control method thereof and battery power warning method thereof is provided. The control device comprises a housing structure, a first touch sensing apparatus and a second touch sensing apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363024

Input device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic information equipment

In the input device having the row electrode and the column electrode made by patterning the meshed metallic layer by forming the dividing section on the metallic line constituting the meshed metallic layer, a mesh side section intersecting with an ideal contour sp2 of the column electrode (meshed electrode) corresponding to one side of a mesh in the metallic line mw2 is divided by a dividing section rs that does not overlap with an intersection mcp of the metallic lines to form an actual contour of the column electrode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362986

Method and apparatus for biometric authentication based on face recognition

A method for biometric authentication based on face recognition, the method includes changing a first processor to an active state to try a detection of face area of a subject for a preset time period with respect to image information of the subject that is successively acquired; changing the second processor to an idle state when the face area is not detected for the preset time period and allowing a second processor in an active state to try a detection of face area; and returning the first processor to the active state and resuming biometric authentication using the detected face area when if the face area is detected by the second processor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362978

Hierarchical clock control using hysterisis and threshold management

In some embodiments, a system may include a sub-hierarchy clock control. In some embodiments, the system may include a master unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362975

Selective retransmission in near threshold network on chip

A method is provided for each router to individually manage retransmissions at run time in a single chip computer die or a single computer that includes cores or compute nodes and routers that interconnect the cores or the compute nodes. Each router compares static energy saving and dynamic energy increase from turning off a retransmission buffer of the router in a monitoring phase. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362833

Mask plate and method of patterning using the mask plate

The embodiment of the present invention provides a mask plate and a method of patterning using the mask plate, the mask plate comprising a light shielding area and an opening area, the edge of the opening area being in a concave-convex shape. The embodiment of the present invention, by setting the edge of the opening area of the mask plate in a concave-convex shape, can improve linearity of the matrix edge formed after the processes of coating, exposing, developing, roasting of the photoresist, so as to prevent the problem of generating a jagged or a wavy shape at the matrix edge of a color filter in a color film substrate, thereby improving uniformity of color display of a liquid crystal display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362816

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

12/17/15 / #20150362716

Cell suction support system

A cell suction support system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a microscopic image of a group of cells in a cell container; an image processor that uses the microscopic image to calculate a characteristic amount of each cell, and detects a cell having a characteristic amount that satisfies a predetermined condition; a display that displays information concerning the group of cells so that the detected cell is distinguishable; and a movement controller that moves the cell container so that a designated specific cell is placed at a predetermined suction position, while moving a suction tip to the suction position.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362679

Laser-based systems and methods for fiber-to-ferrule bonding for optical fiber connectors

Systems and methods for bonding a bare fiber section within a longitudinal bore of a ferrule are disclosed. The methods include inserting the bare fiber section into the ferrule bore along with a photoactivated adhesive. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362628

Composition for forming an article having excellent reflectance and flame retardant properties and article formed therefrom

A composition comprises (a) a silicone resin; (b) an organosilicon compound; (c) a hydrosilylation catalyst; and (d) a flame retardant component comprising aluminum hydroxide. The composition further comprises (e) a reflective component different from component (d) and comprising titanium dioxide. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362435

Breach or contamination indicating article, optionally with pre-warning indicator

Provided, among other things, is a breach or contamination indicating elastomeric article for indicating a breach or contamination by a selected chemical or group of chemicals, the article having an exterior and interior and comprising: (1) an interior elastomeric layer selected to resist permeation by the selected chemical(s); and (2) exterior thereto, a contiguous or dis-contiguous first indicating layer comprising a dye or pigment and an opacifying agent, the dye or pigment providing the layer with color, the first indicating layer changing color and/or opacity when contacted with a selected chemical such regions of the article where the layer is so contacted contrast with non-contacted regions. A subsequent, interior layer can provide a safety buffer allowing for removal or disposal prior to any potential for harm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362226

Cooling a target using electrons

In an embodiment, a method includes, impinging a plurality of particles on a target such that electrons are emitted from the target and transporting the electrons from the target to a heat sink through a transporting medium. The target and the heat sink may be separated by a distance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362188

Sulphur-assisted carbon capture and storage (ccs) processes and systems

A system for carbon capture includes an oxy-fuel combustor for combusting a hydrocarbon with pure oxygen to produce heat energy and carbon dioxide, a cos converter for converting the carbon dioxide to cos, a transport means for transporting the cos, a sulphur recovery unit for recovering sulphur from the cos and an adjunct sulphur-burning power plant for combusting the sulphur to generate energy for powering one or more carbon capture and storage processes.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362119

Faced insulation products having an asphalt adhesive

A composition and method for making a faced insulation product having an asphalt adhesive layer is provided. The faced insulation product includes a facing layer laminated to a fibrous insulation layer by a waterless asphalt adhesive.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362035

Hydraulic auxiliary brake device of motor used for oil production

A hydraulic auxiliary brake device of a motor used for oil production is provided. A turning shaft and an oil extraction pump of the motor are provided with a brake disc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361995

Flow control device and flow control method for construction machine

Disclosed are a flow control device and a flow control method for a construction machine for preventing the loss of fluid exhausted from a hydraulic pump when a boom and an arm of an excavator are operated in combination. The flow control device for a construction machine according to the present invention includes: an engine; a variable capacity hydraulic pump connected to the engine; a first hydraulic cylinder and a second hydraulic cylinder connected to the hydraulic pump; a first control valve disposed in a center bypass channel of the hydraulic pump, the first control valve, in neutral, returning the fluid exhausted from the hydraulic pump to a hydraulic tank and, when switched, controlling the driving, stopping, and direction change of the first hydraulic cylinder; a second control valve disposed downstream of the center bypass channel of the hydraulic pump, the second control valve, in neutral, returning the fluid exhausted from the hydraulic pump to the hydraulic tank and, when switched, controlling the driving, stopping, and direction change of the second hydraulic cylinder; a regeneration fluid channel for supplementing and reusing fluid returned to the hydraulic tank during a compression stroke of the first hydraulic cylinder, and a regeneration valve disposed in the regeneration fluid channel; and a pressure-compensated flow control valve which is disposed in a meter-in fluid channel of a spool of the first control valve and limits the quantity of working fluid supplied from the hydraulic pump to the first hydraulic cylinder when the first hydraulic cylinder and the second hydraulic cylinder are operated in combination.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361976

Output shaft lubricating structure of liquid pressurizing pump

An output shaft lubricating structure of a liquid pressurizing pump is provided. A first eccentric portion of an output shaft acts as the maximum stress for load when the liquid is pressurized and works. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361840

Virtual filter condition sensor

A system and method for determining a condition of a filter filtering fuel associated with an engine. Input information relating to the operation of the engine is provided by a plurality of sensors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361823

Methods and apparatus for passive thrust vectoring and plume deflection

A flow vectoring turbofan engine employs a fixed geometry fan sleeve and core cowl forming a nozzle incorporating an asymmetric convergent/divergent (con-di) and/or curvature section which varies angularly from a midplane for reduced pressure in a first operating condition to induce flow turning and axially symmetric equal pressure in a second operating condition for substantially axial flow.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361695

Door latch

A door latch may include an engaging link engaged with a door striker and turned forward by the door striker, a locking link preventing the engaging link from turning backward by coming in contact with the engaging link, when the engaging link turns forward over a predetermined angle, and a lever disposed coaxially with the locking link and turning in conjunction with the locking link in a same direction, as a door handle is operated, wherein the locking link and the engaging link are separated from each other by the turning of the lever.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361666

System for attaching shingles to a roof

The present disclosure discloses roof systems having a roof deck, a plurality of shingles, and a plurality of fasteners, having a material that partially changes state and displaces into the roof deck material to secure the fasteners and shingles to the roof deck. The shingles can be positioned in an overlapping, and the fasteners can have first portions configured to penetrate into the roof deck and can have at least one material that melts at a threshold temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361653

Building insulation system

Insulated building wrap for use on a building wall includes fiberglass insulation laminated to a building wrap material. A building wall that includes the building wrap includes framing studs, an interior wallboard secured to the framing studs, cavity insulation between pairs of the framing studs, exterior sheathing secured to the framing studs, the insulated building wrap, and a decorative external fascia disposed over the insulated building wrap.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361388

Ultrasonic apparatus and method for cell release

An apparatus (100) for cell release from a cell culture article (101), including: an ultrasonic source (105); a stage comprising a base (112) and a raised portion (114) that defines a cell culture article confinement area; and a mechanism for relative scan motion between the ultrasonic source and the cell culture article confined to the stage. Also disclosed is a method for cell release and harvesting from a cell culture article (101), including: securing a cell culture article in the disclosed cell release apparatus; and accomplishing relative motion scanning between the energized ultrasonic source and the cell culture article for a time, as defined herein.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361320

In situ method for forming thermally conductive thermal radical cure silicone composition

An in situ method for forming a thermally conductive thermal radical cure silicone composition is provided. The in situ method comprises forming a thermally conductive clustered functional polymer comprising the reaction product of a reaction of a polyorganosiloxane having an average, per molecule, of at least 2 aliphatically unsaturated organic groups; a polyorganohydrogensiloxane having an average of 4 to 15 silicon atoms per molecule; and a reactive species having, per molecule, at least 1 aliphatically unsaturated organic group and 1 or more curable groups; in the presence of a filler treating agent, a filler comprising a thermally conductive filler, an isomer reducing agent, and a hydrosilylation catalyst. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361302

Air and water barrier

A method for decreasing the vapour permeability of a water and air barrier treated substrate that includes treating the substrate with a liquid applied, vapour permeable air and water barrier coating composition comprising a cross-linked polysiloxane dispersion composition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361257

Method for producing substrate having pattern and resin composition for hydrofluoric acid etching

The method of the invention for producing a substrate having a pattern includes a step of forming a resist film by applying, onto a substrate, a composition containing a resin as component (a), the resin being formed through reaction between a polyol (a1) and a cross-linking agent (a2), the polyol (a1) being selected from among a polybutadiene polyol, a hydrogenated polybutadiene polyol, a polyisoprene polyol, and a hydrogenated polyisoprene polyol, and a step of patterning, through etching, the substrate on which the resist film has been formed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150361143

Method for producing high-quality recombinant allergens in a plant

A method for producing a recombinant protein in a plant, in particular a tobacco plant, preferably nicotiana benthamiana, includes the following steps: a) culturing the plant aeroponically or hydroponically, preferably on mobile floats and under led lighting; b) vacuum agroinfiltration of the plant obtained in a) by agrobacteria that include a dna fragment coding for the recombinant protein; c) returning the plants to culturing after step b), under the same conditions as for step a); and d) extracting and purifying the recombinant protein from the aerial portions of the plants produced in step c).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360999

Glass articles with low-friction coatings

Coated pharmaceutical packages are disclosed. In embodiments, a coated pharmaceutical package may include a glass body comprising a first surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360993

Molds for shaping glass and methods for making the same

A mold for shaping glass can be made by a method that includes providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel and modifying the composition of the shaping surface of the mold body by exposing the shaping surface to an oxidizing heat treatment. The oxidizing heat treatment may include a ramping heat treatment, a fixed heat treatment, or both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360991

Method and device for laser-based machining of flat substrates

The application relates to a method for laser-based machining of a flat substrate (1), in particular of a wafer or glass element, to separate the substrate into a plurality of sections, in which the laser beam (2a, 2b) of a laser (3) for machining the substrate (1) is directed at the latter, characterised in that by means of an optical arrangement (6), which is positioned in the beam path of the laser (3), a laser beam focal line (2b) that is extended as viewed along the beam direction is formed on the beam output side of the optical arrangement (6) from the laser beam (2a) shone onto the optical arrangement (6), wherein the substrate (1) is positioned relative to the laser beam focal line (2b) in such a manner that an induced absorption is produced in the material of the substrate in the interior of the substrate (1) along a section (2c) of the laser beam focal line (2b) that is extended as viewed in the beam direction, by means of which absorption an induced crack formation takes place in the material of the substrate along said extended section (2c).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360986

Method and system for sludge treatment

To provide a sludge treatment method and a sludge treatment system suppressing the fuel costs which can be utilized in the existing treatment facilities that drying and discharging after dehydrating a sludge as a useful improvement for the facility. This invention provides the solution means including a dehydration step of obtaining a dehydrated sludge, a liquefaction step of obtaining a slurry-like sludge, a branching step of branching a digested sludge, a vacuum deaeration step of deaerating a first digested sludge, a reprocessing step of ejecting a high-temperature steam and returning a concentrated digested sludge, a dehydration separation treatment step of separating a second digested sludge, a step of deaerating a digested sludge, a branching step of branching the mixed phase fluid, a step of returning a first mixed phase fluid, and a step of returning a second mixed phase fluid.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360954

Segmented graphene growth on surfaces of a patterned substrate layer and devices thereof

A method of forming a graphite-based structure on a substrate comprises patterning the substrate thereby forming a plurality of elements on the substrate. Each respective element in the plurality of elements is separated from an adjacent element on the substrate by a corresponding trench in a plurality of trenches on the substrate and each respective element in the plurality of elements has a corresponding top surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360939

Method of increasing mems enclosure pressure using outgassing material

Semiconductor manufacturing processes include providing a first substrate having a first passivation layer disposed above a patterned top-level metal layer, and further having a second passivation layer disposed over the first passivation layer; the second passivation layer has a top surface. The processes further include forming an opening in a first portion of the second passivation layer, and the opening exposes a portion of a surface of the first passivation layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360889

Vertically stored telescoping lip leveler

The present invention is a vertically stored dock leveler with a telescoping lip that selectively extends and retracts through a range positions relative to the deck. The lip is held and guided by a deck frame carriage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360735

Aerodynamic and deflectable roof fairing attachment for tractor-trailer vehicles

In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include a fairing system for vehicles. The fairing system may include a roofing extender. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360686

Safe driving guiding system and method thereof

Provided is a safe driving guiding system. The safe driving guiding system includes: a vehicle-drivable space extracting unit configured to extract a vehicle-drivable space by using distance information from a vehicle to an object detected by a distance measuring sensor and a vehicle-drivable space by using object information detected by an object detecting sensor; a dynamic driving space extracting unit configured to extract a dynamic driving space by using movement information of a vehicle detected by a movement detecting sensor; and an accident occurrence predicting unit configured to determine an overlap degree between the vehicle-drivable space and the dynamic driving space, and control initiation of an operation of at least one of a lane departure warning system and a lane keeping assistance system.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360610

System and method for improving vehicle wrong-way detection

Systems and methods for improving vehicle wrong-way detection including systems, sensors or features, such as those for system/network clocks, ambient light, driver impairment, automatic cruise control, blind spot warning or configurable vehicle security, either singly or in any combination therewith, may refine and/or modify the confidence level of detecting particular or potential wrong-way incidents. By modifying the confidence level, the system may change the system sensitivity by moving the cutoff point at which an alert activation takes place. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360523

System and method for detecting flat tire when smartphone is in vehicle

A device is provided for use with a database, having stored therein, a plurality of signatures corresponding to an improper state of a tire, respectively. The device includes a vehicle mode determining component, a parameter detecting, component, an accessing component, a comparing component and a warning component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360407

Continuous extrusion forming apparatus

An apparatus of the present invention is a continuous extrusion forming apparatus comprising: a screw which carries a forming raw material in the horizontal direction, the screw being built in the screw part; and a mouth piece structure for extrusion forming, which is provided on the downstream side of a screw part, wherein the mouth piece structure has a horizontal channel for extruding the forming raw material flowing in from the screw part in the horizontal direction, an extrusion channel orthogonal to the horizontal channel, and an extrusion port provided at a tip end of the extrusion channel, and wherein a mouth piece structure holder which holds the mouth piece structure is provided with a turning means which freely changes the opening direction of the extrusion port between the horizontal direction and a floor facing direction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360400

Imprint method, imprint apparatus, and article manufacturing method

Provided is an imprint method for forming a pattern of an imprint material on a substrate, the imprint method comprising: applying a drop of the imprint material to the substrate; observing the applied drop; acquiring information concerning a newton's ring of the drop and a diameter of the drop from the observation result; and determining an application condition of the imprint material in forming the pattern based on the acquired information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150360253

Thin film patterning method and thin film patterning apparatus

Disclosed herein is a thin film patterning method and a thin film patterning apparatus. The thin film patterning method comprises the steps of: disposing a mask above a substrate, wherein the mask is provided with hollow-out parts which are identical with preset deposition patterns; and covering the mask with a thin film, wherein the thin film at hollow-out parts of the mask is formed on the substrate, while the remaining area of the substrate shielded by the mask is free of the thin film, so that a patterned thin film is formed on the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150359774

Active fraction of a polar solvent extract from the latex of euphorbiaceae plants

The present invention generally refers to an active fraction of an extract of the latex of plants from the family euphorbiaceae in a polar solvent, as well as of one or more compounds contained therein, as well as the use of said fraction and/or said compounds, particularly in the treatment of cancer. The invention also refers to compositions comprising said active fraction and/or said compounds, as well as their use for the treatment of diseases concerning cell proliferation/angiogenesis, particularly cancer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150359389

Bathtub for children

The bathtub for children (1) includes a plastic basin (2), provided to contain water to bathe a young child therein, including a newborn or an infant. In order to keep the bathwater warm effectively, while providing that the bathtub for children is easy to manufacture and use, the novel bathtub provides that a wall, in particular the bottom (4), of the basin is provided with heat release elements (10), suitable for returning the previously-accumulated heat to the water contained in the basin.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150359197

Retractable leash with end-of-leash warning

Apparatus, system, and method for providing an end-of-leash warning. Embodiments provide for determining when a retractable leash is about to reach a maximum state of detraction from a housing or reel mechanism as the leash is being detracted (e.g., by a dog), and generating a warning signal in response to determining when the retractable leash is about to reach the maximum state of detraction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150359196

Retractable leash with end-of-leash warning

Apparatus, system, and method for providing an end-of-leash warning. Embodiments provide for determining when a retractable leash is about to reach a maximum state of detraction from a housing or reel mechanism as the leash is being detracted (e.g., by a dog), and generating a warning signal in response to determining when the retractable leash is about to reach the maximum state of detraction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150359109

Conductive substrate and method for manufacturing same

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: 1) forming a crystalline transparent conducting layer on a substrate; 2) forming an amorphous transparent conducting layer on the crystalline transparent conducting layer; 3) forming at least one pattern open region so as to expose a part of the crystalline transparent conducting layer by patterning the amorphous transparent conducting layer; and 4) forming a metal layer in the at least one pattern open region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150359031

Terminal device, base station device, communication system, and communication method

A terminal device includes a wireless communication part configured to wirelessly communicate with base station devices; a link controller configured to establish a link with a primary base station device (pcell) so as to enable a wireless communication via the wireless communication part while establishing a link with a secondary base station device (scell) so as to enable a wireless communication via the wireless communication part; a primary base station link failure detector configured to detect a radio link failure in the wireless communication with the primary base station device based on the predetermined condition; and a primary base station link failure information transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the information, concerning the radio link failure with the primary base station device, to the secondary base station device when the primary base station link failure detector detects the radio link failure status.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358926

Visual search accuracy with hamming distance order statistics learning

Methods and apparatus for transmitting power setting information in a downlink physical downlink shared channel (pdsch) in a communication system. In this communication system, a plurality of methods for calculating traffic-to-pilot ratios (t2p) are established. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358902

Method and apparatus for scanning for a wireless access point

Techniques for access point acquisition using the location of a mobile device and probabilistic self-learning are described herein. An example of a method of scanning for an access point with a mobile device includes determining a plurality of locations associated with the access point, determining a detection probability of the access point for each location, determining that the mobile device is at one location of the plurality of locations, and performing a scan for the access point wherein a rate of the scan is based on the detection probability for the one location.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358884

Communication control method and user terminal

A communication control method for performing an offload from a cellular ran to a wireless lan, includes a step of performing, by a user terminal, a network selection operation to select an appropriate access network with which a traffic of the user terminal is exchanged, from the cellular ran and the wireless lan on the basis of determination parameters. The determination parameters comprises at least one of: a cellular network status that is a network status concerning the cellular ran; a wireless lan network status that is a network status concerning the wireless lan; a cellular radio link status that is a radio link status between the cellular ran and the user terminal; and a wireless lan radio link status that is a radio link status between the wireless lan and the user terminal.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358867

Method for operating a mobile device

The present invention relates to a method for operating a mobile device (24) comprising an interface unit (31) for interfacing to a cellular communication network comprising a plurality of cells (12, 13) and for interfacing directly to another mobile device (25) within a transmission range (62) of the mobile device (24). According to the method, at least one reachable cell (12) of the communication network within the transmission range (62) of the mobile device (24) is detected by the mobile device (24), and a cell information concerning the at least one cell (12) is transmitted to the other mobile device (25) via a direct communication (51).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358834

Signal management system

Methods and systems for signal strength management are provided. A first (mobile) communication device may provide a server with information relating to the signal strength, and such information may be used to determine future signal strength (e.g., at a different location). ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358775

Geo-fencing based functions

Systems and methods are provided for geo-fencing using a mobile device. In certain instances, the geo-function setting sets boundaries relating to when alerts may be presented to a user of the electronic device, or when an alert may be transmitted to another electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358404

Dynamic virtual machine storage usage monitoring, provisioning, and migration

An intelligent virtual desktop infrastructure (ivdi) system is described. The system includes a first storage module having a processor, in communication with a hypervisor, and implemented by a volatile memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358401

Load balancing with layered edge servers

An edge server node comprises an edge server, a dns, and a load controller. The dns is assigned to a layer of edge server nodes where each layer of edge server nodes has a dns anycast ip address for the dnss of that layer and a fqdn for that layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358247

Method and apparatus for implementing scheduling in ping process

Provided are a method and apparatus for implementing scheduling in a ping process. An mac layer of an enb learns about the traffic of ue, determines whether the ue is carrying out ping according to a learning result, determines a period of sending a data packet by the ue when determining that the ue is carrying out ping and carries out pre-scheduling according to the period. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358236

Adaptive load balancer and methods for intelligent data traffic steering

An adaptive load balancer intelligently steers data traffic through a software defined network (sdn) to which the load balancer is operatively coupled. The network has egress ports to which a plurality of servers is connected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358013

Gate driving circuit

A temperature detection circuit for detecting a temperature of a switching element, a current source for causing a forward current to flow to the temperature detection circuit, an amplifier circuit for amplifying a forward voltage of the temperature detection circuit, a current adjustment circuit for adjusting a magnitude of a gate current to the switching element on the basis of an output voltage of the amplifier circuit, and a drive circuit for receiving an external signal and turning on/off the switching element, are included. The magnitude of the gate current caused to flow from the current adjustment circuit to the gate electrode of the switching element is adjusted on the basis of a change in a magnitude of the forward voltage corresponding to a change in the temperature of the temperature detection circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357936

Method for voltage dip compensation of inverter

Disclosed is a method for voltage dip compensation of inverter, the method including reducing an output frequency of an inverter to obtain a regenerative energy when it is determined that power failure has occurred during the inverter operation, adjusting increase/decrease of inverter output frequency in response to size of exceeding current and voltage based on an output current and dc-link voltage of the inverter, increasing the inverter output frequency in order to prevent excessive current flow when power restoration occurs at a power failure state, and returning to a speed prior to the momentary voltage dip by gradually increasing the inverter output frequency in a state where the inverter output frequency does not exceed an over-current limit by monitoring the inverter output frequency.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357917

Dc-dc converter

A dc-dc converter includes first and second switching devices electrically connected in series between an input terminal and a ground terminal, third and fourth switching devices electrically connected in series between an output terminal and the ground terminal, an inductor, a drive circuit that drives the first switching device to turn on and off, a bootstrap capacitor circuit connected electrically to the drive circuit, and a control circuit. The control circuit is operable to turn on and off the switching devices serially connected with each other after a simultaneous-off duration for which both of the switching devices are continuously turned off. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357430

Semiconductor device and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming an interfacial layer on the substrate; forming a stack structure on the interfacial layer; patterning the stack structure to form a gate structure on the interfacial layer; forming a liner on the interfacial layer and the gate structure; and removing part of the liner and part of the interfacial layer for forming a spacer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357417

Device isolation for iii-v substrates

Techniques for device isolation for iii-v semiconductor substrates are provided. In one aspect, a method of fabricating a iii-v semiconductor device is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357239

Method for patterning a graphene layer and method for manufacturing a display substrate

The invention provides a method for patterning a graphene layer and a method for manufacturing a display substrate. The method for patterning a graphene layer comprises: forming an isolation layer on a graphene layer; forming a photoresist layer on the isolation layer; patterning the photoresist layer; etching the isolation layer according to the patterned photoresist layer to form a patterned isolation layer; etching the graphene layer according to the patterned photoresist layer to form a patterned graphene layer; and removing the patterned isolation layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357204

Quaternary ammonium salt compound, composition for forming a resist under layer film, and patterning process

Wherein, r1, r2, and r3 each represent an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, a part or all of hydrogen atoms in these groups may be substituted by a hydroxyl group(s), an alkoxy group(s), or a halogen atom(s), and these groups may include one or more of a carbonyl group and an ester bond; r4 represents a single bond, an alkylene group, an alkenylene group, an arylene group, or an aralkylene group, a part or all of hydrogen atoms in these groups may be substituted by an alkoxy group(s) or a halogen atom(s), and these groups may include one or more of an ether bond, a carbonyl group, an ester bond, and an amide bond; and a− represents a non-nucleophilic counter ion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357203

Patterning method and patterning apparatus

A patterning method is described. A patterned mask layer is formed on a material layer, having therein a first opening exposing a portion of the material layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357196

Reducing defects in patterning processes

A method includes forming a mask layer forming a first photo resist over the mask layer, performing a first patterning step on the first photo resist, and performing a first etching step on the mask layer using the first photo resist as an etching mask. The first photo resist is then removed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356989

Hybrid-guided block copolymer assembly

A method for nano-patterning includes imprinting features in a resist with an imprint mold to form one or more topographic surface patterns on the imprinted resist. A block copolymer (“bcp”) material is deposited on the imprinted resist, wherein a molecular dimension l0 of the bcp material correlates by an integer multiple to a spacing dimension of the one or more topographic surface patterns on the imprinted resist. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356974

Speaker identification device, speaker identification method, and recording medium

A speaker identification device includes: a primary speaker identification unit that computes, for each pre-stored registered speaker, a score that indicates the similarity between input speech and speech of the registered speakers; a similar speaker selection unit that selects a plurality of the registered speakers as similar speakers according to the height of the scores thereof; a learning unit that creates a classifier for each similar speaker by sorting the speech of a certain similar speaker among the similar speakers as a positive instance and the speech of the other similar speakers as negative instances; and a secondary speaker identification unit that computes, for each classifier, a score of the classifier with respect to the input speech, and outputs an identification result.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356887

Method and system for learning languages through a general user interface

A language learning system is provided. The language learning system includes a computing device and a language learning file. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356884

Learning support apparatus, data output method in learning support apparatus, and storage medium

According to one embodiment, a learning support apparatus includes a display unit and a processor. The processor executes a process of reading out map data of a designated age from a plurality of map data corresponding to a plurality of ages, and outputting the read-out map data; and reading out, if a position on a map is designated on the output map data, historical information relating to the designated position and the designated age of the map from historical dictionary data, and outputting the read-out historical information.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356882

Learning system using nfc chart

The present invention provides a learning wall chart using nfc which is used as a learning tool, including: a content display unit in which a plurality of learning content for learning is arranged on a front surface; and a tag array unit in which a plurality of first near field communication (nfc) tags arranged on a rear surface of the content display unit is provided so as to correspond to the learning contents and which stores information corresponding to the learning contents corresponding to the first nfc tag, in which when a terminal having an nfc communication unit, which performs nfc with the first nfc tag, approaches a learning content and a first nfc tag corresponding to the approached learning content is read, information of the first nfc tag is output through an output unit of the terminal, and a learning system using the same.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356881

Phonics exploration toy

A phonics learning system, comprising a letter identification board and letter manipulatives that may be placed on the letter identification board by a child, and a computing device connected to the letter identification board that identifies the letters placed on the board, generates a phonetic pronunciation for the combination of letters, and identifies any words or misspelled words.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356877

Visual organization architecture system

A system and method for developing and deploying interactive learning software are each disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a system is provided for developing and deploying a non-linear presentation platform. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356869

Automotive lane discipline system, method, and apparatus

A method and apparatus for assisting a driver of a first vehicle determines whether the first vehicle is traveling in a first lane of a multi-lane highway. The method further determines that another vehicle is approaching the first vehicle from behind in a second lane of the multi-lane highway. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356863

Device for emergency signaling from a vehicle, system for emergency signaling and method of operation

The invention describes a device for emergency signaling from a vehicle, having: a housing; a detection device, which is arranged in the housing and which is suitable for recording measurement information concerning an emergency vehicle state from one or more sensor arrangements, which are formed in a housing and/or externally; a data communication management, which is arranged in the housing and configured for emitting data signals concerning an emergency message via a data interface, wherein the emergency message comprises the electronic measurement information at least partially and/or electronic vehicle status information derived therefrom; and a plug-in device, which is arranged on the housing and has a plug connector for plugging into a motor vehicle socket. The invention further relates to a method for operating the device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356851

System for signalling danger warnings arising from exposure of a subject to atmospheric pollutants, and corresponding method and mobile device

A system for signalling danger warnings arising from exposure of a subject to atmospheric pollutants, includes means for detecting environmental information in the proximity of the subject, and at least one personal mobile terminal. Sensor means are associated to the subject and configured for detecting one or more physiological parameters of the subject and supplying them to the personal mobile terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356619

System for directing, managing and displaying advertisement on smart mobile phones

The invention is a system for directing, managing and displaying advertisements on mobile phones wherein an audio and/or video advertisement/message replaces available ringtones and notification tones through a system application which is downloaded on/installed on/transmitted to the mobile phone of the users, ensuring that phone of a user that receives a call/message plays/runs audio and/or video advertisements/messages without any intervention by the user, and the user turns his/her phone into a new channels thus earning money/credit/advantage for himself or for other third parties.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356574

System and method for generating descriptive measures that assesses the financial health of a business

A system and a method for generating indicators of the financial health of a business provides data in a number of cases, including a situation where financial statement are publically available, and those where they are not publically available. Data records are analyzed in accordance with a first set of steps if publically available financial statements of the business are available; and in accordance with a second set of steps if publically available financial statements of the business are not available. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356504

Integrated plm based library management system and method

Methods for specification based augmented search. The specification based augmented search includes determining input characteristics based on a design and a user, identifying design rules associated with the input characteristics, traversing a library for library nodes including specifications that contain the design rules, displaying a plurality of library elements that correspond to the library nodes including the specifications that contain the design rules, receiving a selection of a library element from the plurality of library elements displayed, and returning a library object associated with the library element.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356489

Behavior-based evaluation of crowd worker quality

Results, generated by human workers in response to hits assigned to them, are evaluated based upon the behavior of the human workers in generating such results. Workers receive, together with an intelligence task to be performed, a behavior logger by which the worker's behavior is monitored while the worker performs the intelligence task. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356488

Evaluating workers in a crowdsourcing environment

A crowdsourcing environment is described herein which uses a single-stage or multi-stage approach to evaluate the quality of work performed by a worker, with respect to an identified task. In the multi-stage case, an evaluation system, in the first stage, determines whether the worker corresponds to a spam agent. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356485

Methods and systems for intelligent evolutionary optimization of workflows using big data infrastucture

Methods and systems for optimizing the configuration and parameters of a workflow using an evolutionary approach augmented with intelligent learning capabilities using a big data infrastructure. In an embodiment, a big data infrastructure receives workflow input parameters, an objective function, a pool of initial configuration parameters, and completion criteria from a client computer, and then runs multiple instances of a workflow based on the pool of initial configuration parameters resulting in corresponding output results. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356461

Training distilled machine learning models

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training a distilled machine learning model. One of the methods includes training a cumbersome machine learning model, wherein the cumbersome machine learning model is configured to receive an input and generate a respective score for each of a plurality of classes; and training a distilled machine learning model on a plurality of training inputs, wherein the distilled machine learning model is also configured to receive inputs and generate scores for the plurality of classes, comprising: processing each training input using the cumbersome machine learning model to generate a cumbersome target soft output for the training input; and training the distilled machine learning model to, for each of the training inputs, generate a soft output that matches the cumbersome target soft output for the training input.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356460

Method for providing travel industry optimized cognitive insights

A method for providing travel optimized cognitive insights comprising: receiving data from a plurality of data sources, at least some of the plurality of data sources comprising travel relevant data sources; processing the data from the plurality of data sources to provide cognitively processed insights; performing a learning operation to iteratively improve the cognitively processed insights over time; and, providing the cognitively processed travel relevant insights to a destination.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356459

Labeling of data for machine learning

A computer generates labels for machine learning algorithms by retrieving, from a data storage circuit, multiple label sets that contain labels that each classify data points in a corpus of data. A graph is generated that includes a plurality of edges, each edge between two respective labels from different label sets of the multiple label sets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356457

Labeling of data for machine learning

A computer generates labels for machine learning algorithms by retrieving, from a data storage circuit, multiple label sets that contain labels that each classify data points in a corpus of data. A graph is generated that includes a plurality of edges, each edge between two respective labels from different label sets of the multiple label sets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356446

Systems and methods for a learning decision system with a graphical search interface

Systems and methods are disclosed that have and implement persona-based decision assistants and graphical user interfaces. The graphical user interfaces may present a view of one or more decision options and may include one or more user-selectable elements through which a selected decision option may be accessed or modified. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356436

Method for using hybrid data within a travel industry optimized cognitive environment

A method for using hybrid data within a cognitive information processing system environment comprising: receiving data from a plurality of data sources, the plurality of data sources comprising a public data source and a private data source, the public data source comprising publicly available travel information, the private data source comprising privately managed, company specific travel information; accessing information from the plurality of data sources via a cognitive data management module; and, providing the information to an inference and learning system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356435

Hybrid data architecture for use within a travel industry optimized cognitive environment

A data architecture for use within a cognitive information processing system environment comprising: a plurality of data sources, the plurality of data sources comprising a public data source and a private data source, the public data source comprising publicly available travel information, the private data source comprising privately managed, company specific travel information; and, a cognitive data management module, the cognitive data management module accessing information from the plurality of data sources and providing the information to an inference and learning system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356434

Travel industry optimized cognitive information processing system environment

A cognitive information processing system environment comprising: a plurality of data sources, at least some of the plurality of data sources comprising travel relevant data sources; a cognitive inference and learning system coupled to receive a data from the plurality of data sources, the cognitive inference and learning system processing the data from the plurality of data sources to provide cognitively processed travel relevant insights, the cognitive inference and learning system further comprising performing a learning operation to iteratively improve the cognitively processed travel relevant insights over time; and, a destination, the destination receiving the cognitively processed travel relevant insights.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356433

Method for using hybrid data architecture within a cognitive environment

A method for receiving a plurality of types of data within a cognitive information processing system environment comprising: receiving data from a plurality of data sources, the plurality of data sources comprising a public data source and a private data source; accessing information from the plurality of data sources via a cognitive data management module; and, providing the information to an inference and learning system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356432

Hybrid data architecture for use within a cognitive environment

A data architecture for use within a cognitive information processing system environment comprising: a plurality of data sources, the plurality of data sources comprising a public data source and a private data source; and, a cognitive data management module, the cognitive data management module accessing information from the plurality of data sources and providing the information to an inference and learning system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356430

Cognitive agents for use within a cognitive environment

An apparatus for providing cognitive insights comprising: a cognitive inference and learning system, the cognitive inference and learning system comprising a plurality of agents, the plurality of agents processing streams of data from a plurality of data sources, the processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources via the plurality of agents performing a respective plurality of cognitive operations on the streams of data, at least one of the plurality of agents generating cognitive insights based upon the performing the respective plurality of cognitive operations on the streams of data from the plurality of data sources.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356429

Method for interfacing with a cognitive inference and learning system

A method for interfacing with a cognitive inference and learning system comprising: processing data from a plurality of data sources to provide cognitively processed insights via a cognitive inference and learning system, the cognitive inference and learning system further comprising performing a learning operation to iteratively improve the cognitively processed insights over time; receiving the data from the plurality of data sources to the cognitive interface and learning system via a first interface, and, providing the cognitively processed insights to a destination via a second interface.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356428

Cognitive interfaces for use within a cognitive environment

A cognitive information processing system comprising: a cognitive inference and learning system coupled to receive data from a plurality of data sources and to provide insights to a destination, the cognitive inference and learning system comprising a first interface, the first interface providing the data from the plurality of data sources to the cognitive interface and learning system, and, the cognitive inference and learning system comprising a second interface, the second interface providing the cognitively processed insights to the destination.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356422

Cognitive information processing system environment

A cognitive information processing system environment which includes a plurality of data sources; a cognitive inference and learning system coupled to receive a data from the plurality of data sources, the cognitive inference and learning system processing the data from the plurality of data sources to provide cognitively processed insights, the cognitive inference and learning system further comprising performing a learning operation to iteratively improve the cognitively processed insights over time; and, a destination, the destination receiving the cognitively processed insights.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356421

Method for learning exemplars for anomaly detection

A method detects anomalies in time series data, by first learning a final set of exemplars by summarizing training time series data using a divide-and-conquer procedure. Then, for each window of testing time series data, a distance to a nearest exemplar in the final set of exemplars is determined, wherein the distance is an anomaly score. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356420

Rating difficulty of questions

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for rating difficulty of a question. The mechanism receives an input question and generates one or more candidate answers from a corpus of knowledge using a pipeline of software engines. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356405

Insight engine for use within a cognitive environment

An apparatus for use within a cognitive information processing system comprising: an insight/learning engine, the insight/learning engine encapsulating an operation, the operation being applied to a target cognitive graph to generate a cognitive insight.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356404

Method for cognitive information processing

A cognitive information processing system environment which includes a plurality of data sources; a cognitive inference and learning system coupled to receive a data from the plurality of data sources, the cognitive inference and learning system processing the data from the plurality of data sources to provide cognitively processed insights, the cognitive inference and learning system further comprising performing a learning operation to iteratively improve the cognitively processed insights over time; and, a destination, the destination receiving the cognitively processed insights.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356403

Synthetic logging for reservoir stimulation

The present disclosure generally relates to synthetic logging for reservoir stimulation. A synthetic logging method for stimulating a reservoir includes: training a machine learning algorithm using historical or exploratory data; and generating a synthetic elastic property log of the reservoir by supplying the trained machine learning algorithm with data acquired from a production wellbore.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356367

Method and apparatus for learning-enhanced atlas-based auto-segmentation

Disclosed herein are techniques for enhancing the accuracy of atlas-based auto-segmentation (abas) using an automated structure classifier that was trained using a machine learning algorithm. Also disclosed is a technique for training the automated structure classifier using atlas data applied to the machine learning algorithm.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356307

Safe input method and system

A safe input method and system are provided. The method includes: starting a virtual machine mode of a central processing unit when safe input is to be performed; in the virtual machine mode, switching a guest operating system into a non-root mode, and switching a virtual machine monitor allocated for a safe input protection program into a root mode; receiving, by the guest operating system, input data of a user, and transmitting the input data of the user to the virtual machine monitor; encrypting and saving, by the virtual machine monitor, the input data to be retrieved by an authorized program; generating, by the virtual machine monitor, false input data, and returning the false input data to the guest operating system; and shutting down the virtual machine mode of the central processing unit when it is confirmed that the safe input is completed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356273

Apparatus for recording information concerning the use of an injection device

Apparatus for recording information concerning the use of an injection device, the apparatus comprising: one or more sensors for providing information indicative of how the injection device is used; a processor configured to analyse said information detected by the one or more sensors to determine use information, said use information corresponding to how the injection device is used; and a memory for storing said use information in an image format such that said use information can be retrieved from the memory and displayed in an image.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356239

Methods, models, systems, and apparatus for identifying target sequences for cas enzymes or crispr-cas systems for target sequences and conveying results thereof

Disclosed are thermodynamic and multiplication methods concerning crispr-cas systems, and apparatus therefor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356218

Method and apparatus for shape-based energy analysis of solids

A method of evaluating response of a physical structure to external stimulus includes defining a mesh of finite elements, each defined by edges, for a model of the physical structure. The method includes identifying a governing differential equation and associated complementary functions, which are each associated with a scalar multiplier. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356211

Navigating and authoring configured product lifecycle data

Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. The systems and methods include receiving a request for expanded details about an architecture element of a model from an application client, parsing the request to identify the expanded details of the architecture element, identifying a structure and configuration details of the model, configuring the model according to the structure and configuration details, traversing the model to collect the expanded details for the architecture element, packaging the expanded details into an application format for the client, and returning the expanded details.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356199

Click-through-based cross-view learning for internet searches

The description relates to click-through-based cross-view learning for internet searches. One implementation includes determining distances among textual queries and/or visual images in a click-through-based structured latent subspace. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356071

Language platform

A system receives original content from a user for translating to translated content. If a machine is to be used for translating, the system determines whether the machine-translated content is to be used as the translated content, or whether the machine-translated content should be transmitted to human translators for scoring or review. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356033

System and method for efficient processing of queued read commands in a memory system

A solid state drive (ssd) storage system includes a memory controller, host interface, memory channels and solid state memories as storage elements. The completion status of sub-commands of individual read commands is monitored and used to determine an optimal selection for returning data for individual read commands. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355820

Device and method for media player mated to printed media

An album having bound pages engaged to a cover having a media player engaged thereto, and a method for forming the album are disclosed. The album features a cover having a built in media player for digital media files. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355798

Document reader, document page turn over method and program

A document reader includes a display unit demonstrates a region representing contents of a page selected by a user of an electronic document of a style composed by a plurality of pages held together and a region which is provided neighboring to the region representing the page contents and which represents the thickness of a plurality of pages held together. The document reader also includes an action detection unit that detects contents of an action on the electronic document performed by specifying an arbitrary point in each of the regions, and a display control unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355797

Electronic equipment, display control method and storage medium

An electronic book reader includes a touchscreen display device disposed on a front surface of a housing. A storage medium stores image sequence information of plural images of a predetermined sequence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355733

Input device and computer system with operating pattern analysis

There is provided an input device including at least one input unit, a trigger detection unit, a storage unit and an analysis and processing unit. The at least one input unit is for inputting a plurality of trigger events by a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355718

Preemptive machine learning-based gesture recognition

A system and method for detecting a viewing gesture with respect to a wrist-worn device employ a logistic-regression model to pre-learn gesture metrics for on events. An output model is produced for deployment on a consumer device, allowing real-time gesture detection with high accuracy and low latency.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355558

Lithography apparatus and article manufacturing method

A lithography apparatus includes an original conveying path, a substrate conveying path, and a plurality of patterning devices each configured to perform patterning on a substrate using an original. The plurality of patterning devices are arranged in two rows. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355557

Gas flow optimization in reticle stage environment

A system is disclosed for reducing overlay errors by controlling gas flow around a patterning device of a lithographic apparatus. The lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355547

Electron beam exposure system and methods of performing exposing and patterning processes using the same

Provided are an exposure system and methods of performing exposing and patterning processes using the same. The exposure system may include a data processing part that forms an exposure layout; and an exposure part that irradiates an electron beam at a photoresist layer according to the exposure layout. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355543

Chemically amplified positive resist composition and patterning process

A chemically amplified positive resist composition is provided comprising a substantially alkali-insoluble polymer having an acid labile group-protected acidic functional group, a poly(meth)acrylate polymer having mw of 1,000-500,000, and an acid generator in a solvent. The composition forms on a substrate a resist film of 5-100 μm thick which can be briefly developed to form a pattern at a high sensitivity and a high degree of removal or dissolution to bottom.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355525

Led cellular phone self-imagery enhancement device

An audio jack coupled light-emitting device comprising a body comprising a front portion and a rear portion, the front portion comprises a first opening, the rear portion comprises a second opening, a power source located inside the body comprising one or more lithium ion batteries, a circuit board comprising a front and a rear surface located inside the body, a light-emitting element coupled to the front surface of the circuit board, an optical lens inside the first opening and in front of the light-emitting element, an audio plug, a dimmer switch coupled to the rear surface of the circuit board and the light-emitting element, a push button for turning the light-emitting element on and off, a push button cover for triggering the push button, and a timer for turning the light-emitting element off after a predetermined amount of time.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355507

Method for manufacturing fluorescent powder substrate and liquid crystal module using fluorescent powder substrate

A method for manufacturing fluorescent powder substrate includes (1) providing a fluorescent powder and glass panels of which one forms a through hole; (2) mixing the fluorescent powder in deionized water solvent to form a slurry; (3) applying the slurry to form a fluorescent powder layer on one glass panel; (4) laying flat a loop of low melting point glass powder on the glass panel on which the fluorescent powder layer is formed; (5) laminating the other glass panel on the glass panel; (6) burning the laminated glass panels at a temperature of 400-550° c. To completely combust organic substance therebetween and to have the low melting point glass powder bonding the glass panels together; (7) evacuating interior between the glass panels through the through hole; and (8) sealing the through hole to form a fluorescent powder substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355430

Fiber optic cable structured to facilitate accessing an end thereof

A fiber optic cable includes a core, armor surrounding the core, and a jacket surrounding the armor. The core includes tubes, each tube having a passage defined therein, optical fibers positioned in the passages, and a binder sleeve defining an exterior of the core. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355426

Armored optical fiber cable

An optical communication cable subassembly includes a cable core having optical fibers each comprising a core surrounded by a cladding, buffer tubes surrounding subsets of the optical fibers, and a binder film surrounding the buffer tubes. Armor surrounds the cable core, the binder film is bonded to an interior of the armor, and water-absorbing powder particles are provided on an interior surface of the binder film.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355419

Side-facet coupler having external mounting surface molded to facilitate alignment of optical connections

A molded waveguide side-facet coupler to facilitate an optical connection between optical side-facets and a fiber optic connector is disclosed. Instead of molding the side-facet coupler with the external mounting surface disposed on an external surface of the mold, the mold for the side-facet coupler is provided such that the mounting surface of the side-facet coupler is provided as a molded internal recess surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355416

Methods and systems for polishing optical fibers

A method of polishing an optical fiber that extends through a ferrule involves: (a) determining a polishing depth by measuring the distance between an end of the optical fiber and an end face of the ferrule with an interferometer; (b) performing a polishing step based on the the polishing depth to remove material from the end of the optical fiber; and (c) repeating steps (a) and (b) until the end of the optical fiber is within a predetermined distance of the end face of the ferrule. Related systems for polishing an optical fiber that extends through a ferrule are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355415

Fiber optic connector with ferrule boot

A fiber optic connector for a plurality of optical fibers includes: a housing portion, a ferrule assembly at least partially disposed in the housing portion, a spring push positioned behind the ferrule, and a spring positioned between the spring push and ferrule. The ferrule assembly includes a ferrule defining an end face of the fiber optic connector and having a plurality of bores arranged in at least two linear rows. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355413

Integrated torque jacket systems and methods for oct

Integrated torque jacket systems and methods for optical coherence tomography are disclosed. The system includes an optical fiber cable having an optical fiber surrounded by an outer jacket. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355401

Patterned glass light guide and display device comprising the same

Disclosed herein are glass light guides comprising a first surface, an opposing second surface, and at least one edge, wherein the first surface is patterned with a plurality of color converting elements, and wherein the second surface is optionally patterned with a plurality of light extraction features and/or color converting elements. Also disclosed herein are display devices comprising such glass light guides. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355349

Portable radiation dosimeter

A microcontroller unit (3) measures and records a radiation exposure dose obtained from a detection output of a radiation detection unit (2), and when the radiation exposure dose or dose rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, issues a warning to the user by lighting or blinking a led (4). The led (4) is placed opposite a light-emitting/receiving element (62) of an electrical non-contact input device (6) provided on a display device (5), and is also used to transmit and receive recorded radiation dose data and a command or data transmitted from the non-contact input device (6). ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355254

Sump/ejector pump monitor and sump/ejector pump failure warning system

A sump, ejector, or other pump monitor configured to monitor the amperage of electric current power supplied through the pump monitor to a pump and communicate one or more signals regarding the amperage or variations in amperage to a remote signal receiving device which indicate a predicted failure or actual failure of the pump. In various embodiments, the pump monitor operates with a remote pump failure warning system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355162

Breath alcohol ignition interlock device and system

The system for use with a breath tester includes a computing facility. In a learning mode, the facility is adapted to: receive the weight of a user; receive the details of each drink consumed by a user and the time of consumption of said each drink; receive measurements of breath alcohol content produced by the breath tester; and calculate the elimination rate of the user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355102

Image inspection apparatus, image inspection method, image inspection program, computer-readable recording medium and recording device

An inspection apparatus includes: an imaging section for capturing a first reference image by simultaneously turning on three or more illumination sections, and a second reference image at imaging timing temporally after the first reference image; a tracking target image designating section for designating a tracking target image in the first reference image and is used for tracking a position of the workpiece; a corresponding position estimating section for searching a position of the tracking target image designated by the tracking target image designating section from the second reference image, and specifying a position including the tracking target image in the second reference image, to estimate a corresponding relation of pixels that correspond among each of the partial illumination images; and an inspection image generating section for generating an inspection image for photometric stereo based on the corresponding relation of each of the pixels of the partial illumination images.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355101

Image inspection apparatus, image inspection method, image inspection program, computer-readable recording medium and recording device

An image inspection apparatus includes: an imaging section for capturing an image of a workpiece from a certain direction; an illumination section for illuminating the workpiece from different directions at least three times; an illumination controlling section for sequentially turning on the illumination sections one by one; an imaging generating section for driving the imaging section to generate a plurality of images; a normal vector calculating section for calculating a normal vector with respect to the surface of the workpiece at each of pixels by use of a pixel value of each of pixels having a corresponding relation among the plurality of images; and a contour image generating section for performing differential processing in an x-direction and a y-direction on the calculated normal vector at each of the pixels, to generate a contour image that shows a contour of inclination of the surface of the workpiece.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355054

Systems and methods for diagnosing engine components and auxiliary equipment associated with an engine

Diagnosing equipment coupled to a generator. A condition of the equipment is diagnosed based on information provided by signals from a generator operationally connected to the equipment or other signals associated with an engine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354967

Inertial device, method, and program

An inertial device having sensors operable to output accelerations in a horizontal and a vertical direction is disclosed that includes a detection unit configured to detect a turning point in a waveform representing the acceleration in the vertical direction with respect to time and to detect time at the turning point; a calculation unit configured to calculate a velocity in the horizontal direction using the acceleration in the horizontal direction in a predetermined period centering on the time at the turning point; a determination unit configured to determine whether the velocity is less than or equal to a threshold value; and an estimation unit configured to estimate a direction to which a target having the inertial device moves using the velocity in response to a determination by the determination unit that the velocity is less than or equal to the threshold value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354917

Paintball marker and loader system

Among other things, methods and apparatus regarding collection, dissemination and display of information concerning paintball loaders and markers are disclosed. A loader includes a heads-up display, electronic devices for gathering, storing and disseminating information, and an antenna for sending and receiving data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354893

Green house for treatment of sludge

The present invention includes a green house for turning sludge into biosolids. The green house includes a base and at least one sidewall protruding from the base forming a receptacle in between. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354863

Refrigerant cooling and lubrication system with refrigerant vapor vent line

Generally, apparatuses, systems, and methods are described to vent refrigerant vapor from the refrigerant pump line using a vent line, such as during priming of the pump and/or during a startup of the compressor, directed to a relatively reduced volute casing mass of the refrigerant pump, and/or directed to returning refrigerant to an economizer or chiller component other than the condenser.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354847

Control of cooling fan on current

A cooling unit for an agricultural vehicle, the cooling unit including: a grid for allowing air to enter the unit whilst limiting the ingress of debris into the unit, a heat exchanger for transferring heat from a coolant carried within the heat exchanger to air passing across the heat exchanger, a duct situated between the grid and the heat exchanger, a fan situated in the duct, the fan driven by a motor to move air along the duct and across the heat exchanger, a controller in communication with the motor to monitor the current drawn by the motor, wherein the fan is operable by the controller in a first direction to draw air through the grid and across the heat exchanger and in a second direction for a predetermined period of time upon the current drawn by the motor rising above a first predetermined value, and wherein the controller generates a heat exchanger blockage warning in the event that the motor current fails to drop below a second predetermined value upon the subsequent rotation of the fan in the first direction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354800

Underwater light (led) of fixed tilt angle 0°-80° degrees for multiple applications with optional gyro sensor

The underwater light (led) of fixed tilt angle 0°-80° degrees for multiple applications with elective gyro sensor, which comprises of the fixed inclined outer body (1, 2) with cylindrical internal configuration, the cylindrically shaped solid thermally conductive inner core (head) (3), the peripheral metal coating layers (4, 5) with embedded scaled thermal conductivity λ of symmetric or non symmetric metal coating thickness of the cylindrically shaped solid thermally conductive inner core (head) (3), due to the fixed inclination 0-80° degrees (17) of the inclined outer body with cylindrical internal configuration, the light beam angle is not affected by vibrations, oscillations or shocks, while at the same time it solves existing problems during night departure bow or stern mooring process, such as the process of approaching to shallow for floating means waters and of course it constitutes a principal or auxiliary safety system in case of overturning thereof. It can contribute to any sea research, tracking and rescue operations, because of the inclined form the outer body but also thanks to the construction properties of the whole unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354603

Hybrid construction machine

This invention provides a hybrid construction machine including a swing structure, a hydraulic pump, a hydraulic swing motor driving the swing structure using hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic pump, an electric swing motor driving the swing structure in conjunction with the hydraulic swing motor, a boom cylinder operated simultaneously with the swing structure at times and driven by the hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic pump, a first directional control valve controlling flow of the hydraulic fluid supplied from the hydraulic pump to the hydraulic swing motor, a second directional control valve controlling the flow of the hydraulic fluid returning from the hydraulic swing motor, and a controller and solenoid pressure reducing valves which prevent operation of the second directional control valve when the boom cylinder is operated simultaneously with the swing structure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354262

Safe with latch and key lock

A safe. A safe lid is connected to a safe box via a hinge. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354174

Method for controlling driving speed of construction machinery

Disclosed is a method for controlling a driving speed of construction machinery for preventing a sudden change in the driving speed during a combined operation for operating a work device while driving an excavator. The method for controlling the driving speed of the construction machinery, according to one embodiment of the present invention, relates to the method for controlling the driving speed of the construction machinery comprising a lower driving body, a turning device for turning an upper turning body with respect to the lower driving body, a driving device, the work device, an electronic proportional valve for controlling the discharge flow rate of a hydraulic pump, and a controller. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354091

Crystallizer and method of crystallization

To provide a crystallizer to generate pseudo non-gravity environment by three-dimensional high speed rotation and to minimize influence of gravity in crystallization process for crystallizing a substance from a solution. The crystallizer has turning gear, container 9, and container supporting unit 30. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353855

Formulation, preparation and use of a glycerol-based biofuel

The present invention relates to a new biofuel formulation comprising: crude glycerol, glycerol formal, optionally at least one fatty acid glycerol formal ester and optionally at least one fatty acid methyl ester. The present invention also relates to a process for its preparation and its use for burning purposes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353776

Adhesion of modified adhesive tape to foam and other substrates

An improved adhesive system used to seal the joints between substrates such as foam insulation boards is provided. The system includes an adhesive tape used to achieve an air and moisture barrier between the joints of expanded polystyrene foam boards.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353763

Polylactide/silicon-containing block copolymers for nanolithography

The present invention includes a diblock copolymer system that self-assembles at very low molecular weights to form very small features. In one embodiment, one polymer in the block copolymer contains silicon, and the other polymer is a polylactide. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353757

Optical fiber coating and composition

A treated monomer for optical fiber coatings, a coating composition containing the treated monomer, a coating formed from a coating composition containing a treated monomer, and a fiber coated with the coating formed from a coating composition containing a treated monomer. The monomer is an alkoxylated alkyl acrylate and is formed by acrylating a polyol precursor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353744

Method of forming a hydrolysis resistant aqueous emulsion

A hydrolysis resistant aqueous emulsion includes a hydrolyzable silicon containing compound. This emulsion is formed by a method that includes the step of (a) forming a seed emulsion that includes (1) an emulsifier, (2) water, and (3) a first oil phase. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353421

Method for burning lump material

A method for burning lumpy stock is performed in at least one shaft which comprises a preheating zone, a burning zone and a cooling zone. Coal with a swelling index>1 is supplied together with a transport medium via burner lances which have burner tips. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353403

Green house for treatment of sludge

The present invention includes a green house for turning sludge into biosolids. The green house includes a base and at least one sidewall protruding from the base forming a receptacle in between. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353378

Techniques for increasing the evaporation rate in evaporation ponds

A system for enhancing evaporation from a body of liquid, in which heated or unheated air is distributed through a pipe network that is submerged in the evaporation pond, with the air being injected into the pond to produce air bubbles in the water. The air may be combined with water prior to the injection. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353353

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

12/10/15 / #20150353344

Cavity structures for mems devices

Embodiments relate to mems devices and methods for manufacturing mems devices. In one embodiment, the manufacturing includes forming a monocrystalline sacrificial layer on a non-silicon-on-insulator (non-soi) substrate, patterning the monocrystalline sacrificial layer such that the monocrystalline sacrificial layer remains in a first portion and is removed in a second portion lateral to the first portion; depositing a first silicon layer, the first silicon layer deposited on the remaining monocrystalline sacrificial layer and further lateral to the first portion; removing at least a portion of the monocrystalline sacrificial layer via at least one release aperture in the first silicon layer to form a cavity and sealing the cavity.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353327

Lifting hook, safety latch of lifting hook and locking and releasing device of safety latch

A lifting hook, its safety latch and a locking and releasing device of the safety latch are disclosed. The lifting hook includes a hook body having a hook stem and tip. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353316

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

A sheet processing apparatus includes a first member having a first concavo-convex portion in which pluralities of concavities and convexities are provided, a second member having a second concavo-convex portion in which pluralities of concavities and convexities are provided and clamping a sheet bundle together with the first concavo-convex portion of the first member, and a supporting portion supporting at least one of the first and second members turnably centering on a turning center. The first concavo-convex portion is configured such that a distance between an end on the turning center side of one convex portion among the pluralities of concavities and convexities and the turning center is different from a distance between an end on the turning center side of another convex portion and the turning center.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353262

Popcorn bag

A microwavable bag for popcorn preparation comprises a body having an inner surface, outer surface and a bottom surface. A lid is provided with a plurality of fastener means for securing the lid to the bag. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353158

Self-balancing vehicle frame

A self-balancing vehicle frame includes two side frame units and a bearing unit interconnecting the side frame units such that each of the side frame units can tilt independently against the other of the side frame units. Each of side frames is mounted with a wheel, a driver, and a self-balancing electric system integrated with a pedal and handle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353128

Steering control device and steering control method

To improve silence in a vehicle interior space in an idle reduction state, a vehicle includes an idle reduction function of stopping the idling of the engine and restarting the engine when the vehicle starts moving. When the engine is in a working state, the clutch is disengaged and control of driving of a turning actuator is performed, and when the engine is in a stop state, the clutch is engaged and the control of driving of the turning actuator is stopped. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353124

Steering control device

A control computing unit calculates current axial force of a steering rack based on a turning current. Moreover, the control computing unit calculates lateral axial force of the steering rack based on a lateral acceleration. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353097

Time and day sensitive learning interface

A vehicle control system is provided that is able to (i) identify a particular driver from other potential drivers and (ii) monitor various vehicle functions in order to determine if the identified driver repeatedly performs the same behavior at approximately the same time of day on the same day of the week. When the control system determines that the identified driver repeats the same behavior in response to the same temporal conditions, the controller learns that behavior and associates it with the identified driver so that it can be automatically performed, without driver interaction, under the same temporal conditions in the future.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353088

Vehicle driving assistance apparatus and vehicle driving assistance method

An in-vehicle system includes a vehicle position detection unit and a vehicle position calculation unit that detect a vehicle position, a road condition prediction unit that predicts a road condition at a position in front of the detected vehicle position, an automatic driving continuation determination unit that determines whether or not the vehicle automatic driving can be continued at the position in front of the vehicle based on the road condition predicted by the road condition prediction unit, and an automatic driving cancellation warning unit that warns of cancellation of the vehicle automatic driving when the automatic driving continuation determination unit determines that it is difficult to continue the vehicle automatic driving.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353082

Unified motion planning algorithm for autonomous driving vehicle in obstacle avoidance maneuver

A method for automated lane centering and/or lane changing purposes for a vehicle traveling on a roadway that employs roadway points from a map database to determine a reference vehicle path and sensors on the vehicle for detecting static and moving objects to adjust the reference path. The method includes reducing the curvature of the reference path to generate a reduced curvature reference path that reduces the turning requirements of the vehicle and setting the speed of the vehicle from posted roadway speeds from the map database. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353079

Vehicle travel control apparatus and vehicle travel control method

In order to suppress misoperation of stability control resulting from neutral position displacement, between the steering input mechanism configured so that a steering shaft rotates in accordance with the steering manipulation of the driver and a turning output mechanism configured so that wheels are turned with the rotation of the pinion shaft, a clutch is inserted that disconnectably joins the steering shaft and the pinion shaft. A first turning motor and a second turning motor are provided that can give a turning force to the turning output mechanism, and the first turning motor and the second turning motor are driven and controlled so that a turning angle in accordance with the steering manipulation by the driver is realized while the clutch is disconnected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353039

Event sensitive learning interface

A vehicle control system is provided that is able to (i) identify a particular driver from other potential drivers and (ii) monitor various vehicle functions in order to determine if the identified driver repeatedly performs the same behavior upon the occurrence of a particular event or condition. When the control system determines that the identified driver repeats the same behavior upon the re-occurrence of the same event or condition, the controller learns that behavior and associates it with the identified driver so that it can be automatically performed, without driver interaction, when the same event or condition re-occurs.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353038

Time sensitive learning interface

A vehicle control system is provided that is able to (i) identify a particular driver from other potential drivers and (ii) monitor various vehicle functions in order to determine if the identified driver repeatedly performs the same behavior at approximately the same time each day. When the control system determines that the identified driver repeats the same behavior in response to the same temporal conditions, the controller learns that behavior and associates it with the identified driver so that it can be automatically performed, without driver interaction, under the same temporal conditions in the future.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353037

Location sensitive learning interface

A vehicle control system is provided that is able to (i) identify a particular driver from other potential drivers and (ii) monitor various vehicle functions in order to determine if the identified driver repeatedly performs the same behavior when the vehicle is at or near the same location. When the control system determines that the identified driver repeats the same behavior in response to the vehicle being at or near the same location, the controller learns that behavior and associates it with the identified driver so that it can be automatically performed, without driver interaction, when the vehicle is at or near the same location in the future.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150353014

Devices, systems and methods for identifying potentially dangerous oncoming cars

A device, a system, and/or a method are provided for monitoring the eye behavior of drivers of oncoming cars. A camera mounted to a car mirror may monitor the eyes of oncoming drivers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352917

Unique adjustable trailer-locking system, having unique quick-size-release, quick-size-assembly, and quick-size-switch trailer lock for securely locking hitch-ball receivers of all standardized sizes, and for eliminating cavities inside hitch-ball receivers to prevent crowbar-insertion trailer theft

A unique adjustable trailer-locking system comprises a locking ball, a lock, a locking pin, a key, and first, second, third, and fourth size-adjusting caps. The locking ball has a through hole. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352748

Method and system for crack-free drying of high strength skin on a porous ceramic body

A method and system to dry crack-free and high strength skin including an inorganic binder of an average particle size (d50) in a range between 10 nm and 700 nm on a porous ceramic body. The method includes supporting the honeycomb body on an end face such that axial channels and outer periphery are substantially vertical. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352741

Multi-die cut with common axis

A die includes a blade having an edge defining a shape for patterning a sheet of material. The die also includes a cushion surrounding the blade, where the blade edge is positioned within the cushion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352664

Laser patterning skew correction

A laser patterning alignment method provides a way to position a target at a working distance in a laser patterning system such that fiducial marks on the target are positioned in view of at least three laser patterning system cameras, and with each laser patterning system camera, to locate a fiducial mark on the target and sending location data of the located fiducial mark to a controller, to determine corrections required to align expected fiducial mark locations with the sent fiducial mark location data, and to adjust the laser patterning system with the determined corrections.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352423

Reactive-mobility training appliance comprising a punching bag

A training appliance for practicing combat sports, contact sports or grappling sports, includes a punching bag (1) having an envelope (3) including a closing wall (19) forming a bottom wall at the lower end thereof, and a second closing wall (6) at the top end. The appliance includes a horizontal base (20) for supporting the bag on the ground, that can be immobilized on the ground (s) and on which the punching bag (1) rests, by the wall (19) thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352363

Clinical decision support system

Example apparatus and methods concern a next generation clinical decision support system (ngcdss) for the management of neurological conditions (e.g., advanced parkinson's disease (pd)). Conventional coupled adjustment of pharmacologic therapy and stimulation parameter settings is a time-consuming process that sometimes yields sub-optimal outcomes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352284

Infusion pump including pain controlled analgesic ("pca") apparatus

An infusion pump includes: a housing, a pump actuator supported by the housing, electronics configured to control the pump actuator, a pain controlled analgesic (“pca”) input device, a cord having a remote end connected to the pca input device and a local end connected to the housing, a remote integrated circuit; and a local integrated circuit in communication with the electronics and the remote integrated circuit so as to provide operational information concerning the pca input device to the electronics.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150351913

Method for manufacturing implant having porous layer on surface thereof

Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing an implant that is to be surgically inserted in vivo, such as in an artificial knee or artificial hip. According to the method, the porous layer contains pores that have a vertically curved shape with a radius of 100 to 300 μm, thus allowing a bond to grow into the pores to enhance bond adhesion, and an interconnection space is formed between turning points in adjacent unit base layers to increase the ratio of interconnection between pores, whereby bones are allowed to grow into the pores to increase bone adhesion.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150351714

Method for determining a respiratory condition based on functional respiratory imaging

The present invention concerns a method for determining a respiratory condition or for assessing the efficacy of a treatment for a respiratory condition or for optimizing a treatment protocol for a respiratory condition in a subject comprising the steps of: a) obtaining image data concerning two or more three-dimensional images of the subject's respiratory system, which images have been previously acquired during an assessment period; b) calculating a specific three-dimensional structural model of the subject's respiratory system for each of the two or more three-dimensional images of step a); c) comparing the three-dimensional structural models of step b) with each other to determine a respiratory condition or to assess the efficacy of a treatment for a respiratory condition or to optimize a treatment protocol for a respiratory condition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150351648

Methods and systems relating to biological systems with embedded mems sensors

Small implantable silicon-based devices offer an ability to revolutionize the management of trauma victims. For example, implantable pressure sensors allow the devastating outcomes of compartment syndrome to be minimized through continuous or periodic monitoring whilst being compatible with the ongoing drives to increase out-patient care and reduced hospitalization time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150351566

Disposable identification bands for disposable and nondisposable drinking cups, glasses, bottles and cans

The apparatus of the invention allows an identification of one's own disposable or non-disposable drinking cup, glass, bottle or can from that of another through the use of elastic identification bands all of substantially the same length, width and stretchability but with each having markedly different appearances one from another as to at least one of coloring, shading, patterning and design presentation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150351559

The baby sitter infant support cushion

This invention is an infant and child round support cushion comprised of natural or synthetic firm filler material ranging in size between 22″ to 36″ in diameter, with a preferred diameter of 24″, with a center cut-out well ranging in size between 11″ to 18″ in diameter, with a preferred diameter of 12″, 2′ to 7″ in height, with a preferred height of 5″, with three 1.5″ cushion inserts for the center well designed to provide a surface for laying, to help the child learn to sit up unsupported at rest or play, and to learn how to support self on knees while learning to crawl. This invention offers the new concept of offering a firmer more durable cushion that supports children on all surrounding sides ranging in height between 2″ to 7″ high, comprising sides with flat edges that do not allow the child to fall over and that teach the child how to support self in a seated position and a crawling position by providing a firm resistance against which feet can brace, in a compact aesthetic circle-design making the most use of material and space.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150351310

Haymaking machine with a coupling device comprising an improved return device

A haymaking machine includes a chassis supported directly or indirectly on the ground by wheels and a working device connected to the chassis. The chassis includes a coupling device to which two hitching pieces are articulated each bearing a hitching pin for the hitching to the respective lower arms of a tractor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351101

Communication system, node, controller, communication method and program

. . . . . . A communication system includes: a computational resource(s) allocated to a user; and an allocation unit that allocates at least one of a plurality of communication schemes to the computational resource(s) based on a requested condition concerning a service rendered to the user via the computational resource(s).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351088

Systems and methods for simultaneous sampling of serial digital data streams from multiple analog-to-digital converters (adcs), including in distributed antenna systems

Systems and methods for simultaneous sampling of serial digital data streams from multiple analog-to-digital converters (adcs), including in distributed antenna systems, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a controller unit samples a plurality of serial digital data streams simultaneously. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351015

Terminal and method thereof for searching passively activated wifi network searching

A terminal and a method for the terminal implementing passively activated wifi network searching, the method includes: a terminal configured with switch device detecting a received signal, when a wifi signal is detected, using the switch device to turn on a wifi module in a function-off state to search for a wifi network. In the method and terminal described in the embodiments of the present document, a switch device is configured in the terminal, after the switch device receives a wifi signal, a wifi module is turned on immediately to search for a network, it implements a mode for passively activated wifi network searching, thereby the user may search out the wifi network in an area with the wifi signal coverage at any time without turning on a wifi function of the terminal equipment at any time, meanwhile power consumption of the terminal equipment is reduced.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350860

Method and apparatus for emergency contact management

A system and method for tracking a person is presented. A system includes an electronic device to be carried by a person that is used to notify one or more remote users that the person is to begin a journey from a starting point to a remote point. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350834

Method for generating a track file that contains notification information, a computer program product, and a navigation method

A method for generating a track file that contains notification information includes obtaining a raw track file and a road network data, determining whether each of consecutive two of recorded locations of the track file is on or off road segments of the road network data, generating a notification of change in road status when the consecutive two of the recorded locations are determined to be respectively on and off the road segments, calculating an included angle between two line segments which connect in sequence consecutive three of the recorded locations, determining whether the included angle is greater than a threshold value, and generating a notification of turning when the included angle is determined to be greater than the threshold value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350806

High-speed application for installation on mobile devices for permitting remote configuration of such mobile devices

The system and method include a high-speed application for installation on mobile devices to enable the configuration of an abstract number of devices simultaneously. The application includes the capability to configure smart devices remotely or via secure local connections. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350799

Industrial audio noise monitoring system

A wireless field device for use in monitoring acoustic noise includes an acoustic sensor configured to sense acoustic noise. Processing circuitry coupled to the acoustic sensor is configured to identify a hazardous noise condition based upon the sensed acoustic noise and a personnel noise exposure standard. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350756

Providing simultaneous digital and analog services and optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems, and related components and methods

Embodiments relate to providing simultaneous digital and analog services in optical fiber-based distributed radio frequency (rf) antenna systems (dass), and related components and methods. A multiplex switch unit associated with a head-end unit of a das can be configured to receive a plurality of analog and digital downlink signals from one or more sources, such as a service matrix unit, and to assign each downlink signal to be transmitted to one or more remote units of the das. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350723

Video communication method, home terminal, and home server

A home video communication method includes sending, by a home terminal, a detection message to a home server, where the detection message carries user account information, receiving, by the home server, the detection message that carries the user account information and is sent by the home terminal, performing, by the home server, matching on the account information, returning a video communication homepage to the home terminal after the matching is successful, receiving, by the home terminal, the video communication homepage returned by the home server, and establishing a socket connection to the home server by using the video communication homepage and a browser that supports web-based real time communication, and interacting, by the home terminal, with a web real time communication (webrtc) proxy of the home server by using a web-based real time communication webrtc application and by means of the socket connection to implement video communication.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350432

Mechanism for avoidance in a graph based contact center

A mechanism for avoidance of one or more resources for work assignment based on nodes and relationships within an attribute tree of a graph based contact center is described along with various methods and mechanisms for administering the same. Avoidance methods are disclosed that allow an administrator to set up a graph database operable to automatically block work assignment to certain resources based on set rules and conditions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350403

Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof

A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which various convenient functions including application management in association with such a wearable external device as a watch type mobile terminal and the like can be provided. The present invention includes a wireless communication unit, a touchscreen, and a controller, when the touchscreen is turned off, if a 1st touch is inputted to the touchscreen and a 2nd touch is then inputted to the touchscreen by maintaining the 1st touch, turning on the touchscreen and controlling information of at least one wearable device currently connected through the wireless communication unit to be displayed on the touchscreen.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350352

System and method for implementing device identification addresses to resist tracking

A system and method for altering a device identification address in response to various criteria to hinder tracking of the device location. One version of the system uses the physical location of the device as a criteria for manipulating the device address in locations that are not recognizable by stored location information and returning the identification address to a preset address in locations that are recognizable. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350256

Device and method for virtual private network connection establishment

A method, client device and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for connecting to a virtual private network (vpn). A request to connect to a destination identified by a hostname is received from an application executed on the client device and a domain name system (dns) lookup functionality is performed on the hostname, the dns lookup functionality returning an address. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350254

Autonomous and adaptive methods and system for secure, policy-based control of remote and locally controlled computing devices

An autonomous and adaptive method and system for secure, policy-based control of remote and locally controlled computing devices. The invention uses a policy-based access control mechanism to achieve adaptive and dynamic behavior modification based on the context of the local operating environment of the computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350144

Email optimization for predicted recipient behavior: suggesting changes in an email to increase the likelihood of an outcome

Techniques are described herein for predicting one or more behaviors by an email recipient and, more specifically, to machine learning techniques for predicting one or more behaviors of an email recipient, changing one or more components in the email to increase the likelihood of a behavior, and determining and/or scheduling an optimal time to send the email. Some advantages of the embodiments disclosed herein may include, without limitation, the ability to predict the behavior of the email recipient and suggest the characteristics of an email which will increase the likelihood of a positive behavior, such as a reading or responding to the email, visiting a website, calling a sales representative, or opening an email attachment.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350073

Method and apparatus for improving forwarding performance of chip

A method and apparatus for improving forwarding performance of a chip are disclosed. The method includes: when a chip receives a message, judging whether the message is a protocol message required to be processed, if the message is the protocol message required to be processed, performing mac learning, and if the message is not the protocol message required to be processed, determining whether to perform learning after performing calculation according to a current actual time value of the chip and a preset empirical value. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350050

Method and system for storage traffic modeling

A method and system for storage traffic modeling in a software defined storage (sds) is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: collecting observed values of at least one performance parameter in a period of time from a storage node; learning a trend structure of the at least one performance parameter varying with time from the observed values; and providing a predicted value of one performance parameter in a particular point in time in the future. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349735

Directional couplers having variable power ratios and related devices, systems, and methods

Variable power ratio (vpr) directional couplers that permit an amount of power directed to different outputs to be varied and managed. In some embodiments, the power ratio of the vpr coupler is represented by an equivalent coupling factor c′ corresponding to a conventional coupling factor c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349678

Motor driving control method and motor driving control device

An h-bridge circuit controls a motor and includes a first series circuit of switching elements and a second series circuit of switching elements connected in parallel to the first series circuit. A motor driving control method includes a step of turning each of the switching elements q2, q3 off and turning-on or performing pwm control on the switching element q1 and also turning the switching elements q4 on; a step of performing pwm control on q1; a step of turning off q1; a step of repeating for a predetermined number of times a first kickback suppression period during which q2 is turned on and q4 is turned off and a second kickback suppression period during which q2 is turned off and q4 is turned on; and a step of turning q2 on and turning on or performing pwm control on q3.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349642

Dc/dc converter

In a dc/dc converter, each channel operates under digital control using nonlinear control. The time interval between the time of turning on of the switching element 1 and the time of turning on of each of other switching elements j (j=2, 3, . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349607

Electro-mechanical dynamo for c and d battery replacement

A self-contained electro-mechanical device incorporating a hand crank wound main spring mechanism coupled with gears to a rotating magnet inside an iron core with wound copper wire for the purpose of generating electricity. An external ac adaptor can use the generator as a motor to wind the main spring without the need to use the hand crank. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349578

Wireless charging device for an electronic device

A method of making a wireless charging device for an electronic device includes printing a decoration layer on a surface of a glass or glass-ceramic substrate using a non-conductive ink. A coil is printed on the decoration layer, and an electromagnetic interference absorber layer is applied over the printed coil.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349479

Diffraction grating for laser pulse compression and laser device

A pulse compressor for compressing a laser pulse in a laser device using a chirped pulse amplification method includes two identically shaped diffraction gratings arranged parallel to each other with their respective grating surfaces facing each other and a total reflection mirror for receiving a laser pulse through the diffraction grating and returning it back to the same gratings. Each diffraction grating is a reflective blazed diffraction grating having grooves with a sawtooth-shaped section covered with a reflective au coating on their surface, with the blaze angle determined so that, at the wavelength of the laser pulse to be used, the incident angle of a laser pulse entering the pulse compressor and first order diffracted light form a relationship of mirror reflection with the groove slope and so that a predetermined level of diffraction efficiency is obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349246

Method for etching mtj using co process chemistires

A method for fabricating a magnetic film structure is provided. The method comprises forming a magnetic structure on a bottom electrode layer, the magnetic structure comprising at least one pinned bottom magnetic film layer having a fixed magnetic orientation; at least one top magnetic film layer whose magnetic orientation can be manipulated by a current; and a tunneling layer between the bottom magnetic film layer and the top magnetic film layer; forming a metallic hard mask atop the magnetic structure; patterning and etching the metallic hard mask to define exposed areas of the magnetic structure; selectively etching the exposed areas of the magnetic structure by a chemical etch process based on a co etch chemistry to form discrete magnetic bits.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349158

Method of forming contacts for a back-contact solar cell

Methods of forming contacts for solar cells are described. In one embodiment, a method includes forming a silicon layer above a substrate, forming and patterning a solid-state p-type dopant source on the silicon layer, forming an n-type dopant source layer over exposed regions of the silicon layer and over a plurality of regions of the solid-state p-type dopant source, and heating the substrate to provide a plurality of n-type doped silicon regions among a plurality of p-type doped silicon regions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349103

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device has mesa form first and second p-type base regions and a floating p-type region provided in a surface layer of an n−-type drift layer. The first p-type base region and floating p-type region are separated by a first trench. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348999

Manufacturing method of an array substrate

Provided is a manufacturing method of an array substrate with an etching stop layer. The method includes: forming a pattern including a gate, a gate line and a common electrode line on a substrate through a first patterning process; forming a gate insulation layer, an active layer film and an etching stop layer through a second patterning process; wherein, the etching stop layer corresponds to a gap between a source and a drain which are to be formed, and a via hole exposing the common electrode line is formed above the common electrode line; forming at least an active layer, a pattern including source, drain and data line and a protection layer through a third patterning process; wherein, the protection layer exposes a part of the drain; and forming at least a pixel electrode through a fourth patterning process; wherein, the pixel electrode is electrically connected with the drain.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348848

Self-aligned nanowire formation using double patterning

A method includes forming a pattern-reservation layer over a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate has a major surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348841

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device concerning the embodiment includes a semiconductor layer which has a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, an interlayer which is provided on the first surface and which consists of only metal whose standard oxidation-reduction potential is not lower than 0 (zero) v in an ionization tendency, and an electrode provided on the interlayer. The semiconductor device further includes an electrical conductive layer which covers an inside of a hole which is formed in the semiconductor layer so as to reach the interlayer the interlayer from the second surface, and which is electrically connected to the electrode via the interlayer which is exposed to a bottom of the hole.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348832

Thin film interconnects with large grains

The present disclosure relates to integrated circuits and to methods of manufacturing interconnects of integrated circuits. For example, an integrated circuit includes a surface of the integrated circuit and an interconnect formed on the surface and comprising a metal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348795

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device

In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, which uses a triple patterning process, a porous layer covering sidewalls and an upper surface of a polymer-containing pattern is formed on a layer to be etched. A decomposition gas is supplied to the polymer-containing pattern through the porous layer, and a portion of the polymer-containing pattern is decomposed to form a reduced polymer-containing pattern and form a void between the reduced polymer-containing pattern and the porous layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348775

Projection patterning with exposure mask

A process for fabricating an integrated circuit is provided. The process includes providing a substrate and forming a hard mask on the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348741

Multi charged particle beam writing method, and multi charged particle beam writing apparatus

A multi charged particle beam writing method includes emitting each corresponding beam in an “on” state while starting and continuing tracking control, shifting a writing position by beam deflection of the multi beams, in addition to tracking control, while continuing tracking control, emitting each corresponding beam in the next “on” state to the next writing position having been shifted while continuing tracking control, and returning the tracking position by resetting tracking control, after emitting each next corresponding beam to the next writing position having been shifted at least once, wherein writing of a predetermined region is completed by repeating the number of preset times a group of performing emitting, shifting, emitting, and returning, wherein the tracking time from start to reset of tracking control in at least one of the repeated groups is longer than the others.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348675

Silver nanowire thin film, manufacturing method thereof, and array substrate and display device

A silver nanowire thin film comprising a silver nanowire layer formed over a base substrate and a protective layer formed over the silver nanowire layer. A method for manufacturing the silver nanowire thin film comprising: forming a silver nanowire layer over a base substrate; forming a protective layer over the silver nanowire layer; forming a pattern of the silver nanowire layer covered with the protective layer thereon through a patterning process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348610

Memory device, and semiconductor device and electronic appliance including the same

A memory device capable of optimizing a refresh cycle is provided. The memory device includes a monitor circuit capable of generating a signal serving as a trigger for a refresh operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348542

Speech recognition method and system based on user personalized information

The present invention relates to a speech recognition method and system based on user personalized information. The method comprises the following steps: receiving a speech signal; decoding the speech signal according to a basic static decoding network to obtain a decoding path on each active node in the basic static decoding network, wherein the basic static decoding network is a decoding network associated with a basic name language model; if a decoding path enters a name node in the basic static decoding network, network extending is carried out on the name node according to an affiliated static decoding network of a user, wherein the affiliated static decoding network is a decoding network associated with a name language model of a particular user; and returning a recognition result after the decoding is completed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348433

Systems, methods, and software for enabling automated, interactive assessment

Methods, system, and software that enables students to create high quality, automatically gradable questions without requiring any manual rating of questions, while at the same time aiding the learning of the students in each of their interactions with the system. The problem of determining the quality of student-submitted questions may be solved by automatically assigning discrimination scores to questions that indicate the extent to which successfully answering a question corresponds to overall learning achievement, e.g., total score on a set of questions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348432

Context-aware recommendation system for adaptive learning

One embodiment provides a system comprising at least one learner application module for receiving feedback data from at least one user via at least one electronic device, about information presented to the users by a presenter. The system further comprises at least one sensor for capturing contextual data associated with the users. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348430

Method for addressing language-based learning disabilities on an electronic communication device

An application which introduces a teaching method for individuals with language-based learning difficulties includes a computer device and a plurality of lesson plans. Each of the plurality of lesson plans includes audio teaching data, visual teaching data, and a presentation schedule. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348420

Awareness enhancing display for aircraft

Systems, methods and computer-storage media are provided for enhancing awareness in an aircraft using a touch-screen instrument panel. In one aspect, a warning is displayed peripherally in the panel in a way that attracts attention without interfering with the use of the panel for other purposes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348418

Driver assistance system and method for assisting the driver of a motor vehicle when leaving a determined lane

In a driver assistance system for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle when leaving a determined lane by use of a lane departure warning system, which is connected to at least one lane detection unit and to a warning and/or transversal guidance unit, the lane departure warning system executes a warning and/or a transversal guidance intervention, if the motor vehicle moves too close to a defined boundary of the lane. The lane departure warning system records and uses information about a defined driving situation of the pertaining motor vehicle such that a currently determined lane may be changed by shifting at least one defined boundary depending on the driving situation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348412

Vehicle to vehicle wireless communication apparatus with potential crash warning

A wireless communication device for vehicle-to-vehicle communication includes a vehicle positioning module that uses sensors and detects a current position and a direction of the vehicle. In a map matching, pre-calculated route information and road network information based on the current position are retrieved from map data and a current link of the vehicle is identified and a potential signal pattern is determined regarding a position of next intersection and the road network information based on the current position, the direction of the vehicle and the current link. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348400

Learning alarms for nuisance and false alarm reduction

A learning alarm includes a sensor operatively connected to a processor to detect environmental properties and an alarm operatively connected to the processor to provide an alert if the environmental properties are outside an acceptable range. A user interface is operatively connected to the processor to accept user input indicating an alert corresponds to a nuisance condition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348395

Pipe system, and pipe flow monitoring and alerting systems and methods

A pipe system includes a pipe for containing a pipe flow therethrough having a first flow rate, a sampling tube coupled in fluid communication to the pipe for receiving and containing a portion of the pipe flow therethrough, for interacting with the portion of the pipe flow therethrough so as to form a second flow rate of the portion of the pipe flow being an amplification of the first flow rate, and for returning the portion of the pipe flow to the pipe, and a sensor for sensing the second flow rate and for transmitting a signal being a function of the second flow rate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348270

Method and device for monitoring a surrounding region of a vehicle, and method for implementing emergency braking

A method for monitoring a vehicle's surrounding region, includes reading in a distance image pertaining to the surrounding region, the distance image including distance values representing the result of a multiplicity of distance measurements, which are performed with a sensor for stereo image recording based on a method for calculating a stereo disparity map concerning the surrounding region sensed by the sensor. In a selecting, a cut-away portion from the distance image is selected, and in a detecting, an obstacle located in the surrounding region is detected using the distance values included in the cut-away portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348128

Email optimization for predicted recipient behavior: suggesting a time at which a user should send an email

Techniques are described herein for predicting one or more behaviors by an email recipient and, more specifically, to machine learning techniques for predicting one or more behaviors of an email recipient, changing one or more components in the email to increase the likelihood of a behavior, and determining and/or scheduling an optimal time to send the email. Some advantages of the embodiments disclosed herein may include, without limitation, the ability to predict the behavior of the email recipient and suggest the characteristics of an email which will increase the likelihood of a positive behavior, such as a reading or responding to the email, visiting a website, calling a sales representative, or opening an email attachment.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348127

Email optimization for predicted recipient behavior: suggesting changes in an email to increase the likelihood of an outcome

Techniques are described herein for predicting one or more behaviors by an email recipient and, more specifically, to machine learning techniques for predicting one or more behaviors of an email recipient, changing one or more components in the email to increase the likelihood of a behavior, and determining and/or scheduling an optimal time to send the email. Some advantages of the embodiments disclosed herein may include, without limitation, the ability to predict the behavior of the email recipient and suggest the characteristics of an email which will increase the likelihood of a positive behavior, such as a reading or responding to the email, visiting a website, calling a sales representative, or opening an email attachment.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348058

Apparatus and system for generating vehicle usage model

A vehicle computer system configured to communicate with a mobile device, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the mobile device. The vehicle computer system also includes a processor in communication with the wireless transceiver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347989

Payment gateway interface

Techniques and apparatus are described that enable electronic payment transactions over a network, such as the internet. A technique, in a web re-direction embodiment, includes receiving a generic payment request from an electronic commerce web application, the generic payment request including at least an indication of a type of payment to be completed, preparing a payment gateway-specific web request that is supportive of the type of payment to be completed, passing the payment gateway-specific web request to the electronic commerce web application for delivery to a payment gateway for which the payment gateway-specific web request was prepared, receiving a payment gateway-specific web response from the payment gateway via the electronic commerce web application, processing the payment gateway-specific web response, and returning, to the electronic web application, a generic payment response including, at least, an internet protocol (ip) address of the payment gateway.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347986

Notification to users of events

A method and system for notifying users of events. User information is received at a storage location. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347925

Email optimization for predicted recipient behavior: suggesting changes that are more likely to cause a target behavior to occur

Techniques are described herein for predicting one or more behaviors by an email recipient and, more specifically, to machine learning techniques for predicting one or more behaviors of an email recipient, changing one or more components in the email to increase the likelihood of a behavior, and determining and/or scheduling an optimal time to send the email. Some advantages of the embodiments disclosed herein may include, without limitation, the ability to predict the behavior of the email recipient and suggest the characteristics of an email which will increase the likelihood of a positive behavior, such as a reading or responding to the email, visiting a website, calling a sales representative, or opening an email attachment.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347924

Email optimization for predicted recipient behavior: determining a likelihood that a particular receiver-side behavior will occur

Techniques are described herein for predicting one or more behaviors by an email recipient and, more specifically, to machine learning techniques for predicting one or more behaviors of an email recipient, changing one or more components in the email to increase the likelihood of a behavior, and determining and/or scheduling an optimal time to send the email. Some advantages of the embodiments disclosed herein may include, without limitation, the ability to predict the behavior of the email recipient and suggest the characteristics of an email which will increase the likelihood of a positive behavior, such as a reading or responding to the email, visiting a website, calling a sales representative, or opening an email attachment.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347922

Multi-model blending

A method and a system to perform multi-model blending are described. The method includes obtaining one or more sets of predictions of historical conditions, the historical conditions corresponding with a time t that is historical in reference to current time, and the one or more sets of predictions of the historical conditions being output by one or more models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347899

Cortical processing with thermodynamic ram

A thermodynamic ram apparatus includes a physical substrate of addressable adaptive synapses that are temporarily partitioned to emulate adaptive neurons of arbitrary sizes, wherein the physical substrate mates electronically with a digital computing platform for high-throughput and low-power neuromorphic adaptive learning applications. The physical substrate addressable adaptive synapses can be configured as a part of a memristor-based physical neural processing unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347856

Method and system for detecting sea-surface oil

A behavioral recognition system may include both a computer vision engine and a machine learning engine configured to observe and learn patterns of behavior in video data. Certain embodiments may be configured to detect and evaluate the presence of sea-surface oil on the water surrounding an offshore oil platform. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347846

Tracking using sensor data

Tracking using sensor data is described, for example, where a plurality of machine learning predictors are used to predict a plurality of complementary, or diverse, parameter values of a process describing how the sensor data arises. In various examples a selector selects which of the predicted values are to be used, for example, to control a computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347831

Detection device, detection program, detection method, vehicle equipped with detection device, parameter calculation device, parameter calculating parameters, parameter calculation program, and method of calculating parameters

A detection device has a neural network process section performing a neural network process using parameters to calculate and output a classification result and a regression result of each of frames in an input image. The classification result shows a presence of a person in the input image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347820

Learning deep face representation

Face representation is a crucial step of face recognition systems. An optimal face representation should be discriminative, robust, compact, and very easy to implement. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347819

Compact face representation

A deep learning framework jointly optimizes the compactness and discriminative ability of face representations. The compact representation can be as compact as 32 bits and still produce highly discriminative performance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347717

Hybrid personal training system and method

Disclosed is a hybrid personal training method and system according to an exemplary embodiment of the system, a personal trainer or physical therapist works remotely or locally with clients in conjunction with an automated self-learning/self-assessing system for supervising the progress of the clients in the absence of the trainer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347636

Computerized method for producing a production plant model

The invention concerns a computerized method for producing a two-dimensional plant model of a modular production plant for producing a chemical product, the production plant comprising at least two processing modules, which can be connected to one another for production purposes, and at least one processing container in which the processing modules can be accommodated at least partially, as required, wherein, for each processing container, a common two-dimensional container model (2) of its the base area (3) and of the base area (3) of a container environment at least partially surrounding the processing container and of predefinable size being generated, wherein, for each processing module, a two-dimensional module model (5) of its base area is generated, wherein the container model (2) and the module model (5) are divided into fields (1, 4) which are of equal size and preferably square, there being assigned to each field (4) of a module model (5) a module property concerning the occupancy of the particular field (4) by a functional device, of the particular processing module, disposed above the base area portion, of the particular processing module, corresponding to this field (4), by an operations room which is disposed above the base area portion, of the particular processing module, corresponding to this field (4) and assigned to the processing module, or by a material outlet of the processing module which is disposed above the base area portion, of the particular processing module, corresponding to this field (4), there being assigned to each field (1) of the container model (2) an occupancy property concerning the (im)possibility of the particular field (1) being occupied by a module property, the module model (5) being disposed in the container model (2) taking account of the module properties and occupancy properties.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347594

Multi-domain search on a computing device

Systems and methods are disclosed for improving search results returned to a user from one or more domains, utilizing query features learned locally on the user's device. One or more domains can inform a computing device of one or more features related to a search query upon which to the computing device can apply local learning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347591

Information matching and match validation

Disclosed herein is a matching of multiple different social graphs to generate a combined social graph. Such a combined social graph may be searched and used in determining information to provide to a user, for example. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347525

Context-based object retrieval in a social networking system

Embodiments improve the ability of users of a social networking system to search for information that is likely to be relevant to them by learning and/or applying a search context associated with selector components used to search for objects of the social networking system. The search context is specific to the use of an individual selector and thus need not be as general as the context of an entire page or set of pages in which selectors can be embedded. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347519

Machine learning based search improvement

Systems and methods are disclosed for improving search results returned to a user from one or more search domains, utilizing query features learned locally on the user's device. A search engine can receive, analyze and forward query results from multiple search domains and pass the query results to a client device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347446

Policies for objects collaborations

A computerized method for managing collaboration in a computerized system, comprising repeatedly applying any one of rules defined in the computerized system pertaining to objects of the computerized system, wherein the any one of the rules comprises an at least one condition concerning collaborativity of an object to which the any one of the rules pertains and the at least one condition is based on metadata of the object, by evaluating any one of conditions in the any one of the rules, thereby determining collaborativity of any one of the objects to which the any one of the rules pertains, and an apparatus for performing the same.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347414

New heuristic for optimizing non-convex function for learning to rank

Techniques for optimizing non-convex function for learning to rank are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a search module may set an order for a group of search features. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347394

User interface screen creation supporting system

According to one embodiment, a user interface screen creation supporting system presents, to a screen creator, a design template for supporting creation of a user interface screen operated by an unspecified large number of guests. The user interface screen creation supporting system includes a guest-information acquiring unit, a template selecting unit, and a template presenting unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347286

Health monitoring using snapshot backups through test vectors

Technologies are described for health monitoring using snapshot backups through test vectors. In some examples, health of an application deployed at a datacenter may be monitored and key metrics recorded in the metadata of progressive backup snapshots of an instance of the application such that warning metrics can be reviewed retrospectively upon failure of the instance and a snapshot can be automatically selected for restoration of the application instance based on lack of high incidence of suspect metric values. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347240

Using an object retain block in a virtual machine

A method for using a retain block in application code executing on a virtual machine includes identifying an instruction in application code, the instruction pertaining to an object, determining the instruction is part of a retain block, prior to executing the instruction, determining whether the instruction is to cause the object to be modified, and when the instruction is to cause the object to be modified, storing data indicating a first state of the object in a retain block store and causing the first state of the object to be modified using a second state. Also, the method includes in response to an error occurring during an execution of the instruction, returning the object from the second state to the first state using the stored data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347190

System and method for coordinating process and memory management across domains

A method at a computing device having a plurality of concurrently operative operating systems, the method comprising: operating a proxy process within a target operating system on the computing device; receiving, from an originating operating system, a request for resources from a target process within the target operating system at the proxy process; requesting, from the proxy process, the resources of the target process; and returning a handle to the target process from the proxy process to the originating operating system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347113

Software installation and configuration

A method to manage an initial software installation and configuration script is provided. The method may include saving, by a plurality of collaboration tools, a new customization associated with the initial software installation and configuration script in an installation and configuration knowledgebase. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347110

Software installation and configuration

A method to manage an initial software installation and configuration script is provided. The method may include saving, by a plurality of collaboration tools, a new customization associated with the initial software installation and configuration script in an installation and configuration knowledgebase. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347101

R-language integration with a declarative machine learning language

In a method for analyzing a large data set using a statistical computing environment language operation, a processor generates code from the statistical computing environment language operation that can be understood by a software system for processing machine learning algorithms in a mapreduce environment. A processor transfers the code to the software system for processing machine learning algorithms in a mapreduce environment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347094

Interactive learning tool using playground

The subject disclosure relates to methods and systems for facilitating software development. In particular, aspects of the technology relate to a method including steps for receiving source code from a user in an editor window, automatically compiling the source code to produce compiled code, and executing the compiled code to generate an output, wherein the output comprises one or more results from execution of the compiled code. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347045

Data integrity monitoring among sysplexes with a shared direct access storage device (dasd)

System and method embodiments for monitoring data integrity among multiple sysplexes that share data sets on a dasd are provided. The virtual volume record (vvr) for each data set on dasd is configured with additional access fields that provide such information as the access mode (serial or multi-access), whether multiple systems have opened the data set, the names of an original sysplex and any additional sysplexes to open the data set, the names of the opening systems in each sysplex, job name and time stamp and a usage counter for each sysplex. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346945

Touch drawing display apparatus and operation method thereof, image display apparatus allowing touch-input, and controller for the display apparatus

An electronic blackboard includes a display panel and a touch-panel, draws a line corresponding to a track formed by movement of the touched position on the displayed image, and erases an erroneously drawn line corresponding to a track specifying an operation other than drawing. In another aspect, an electronic blackboard includes a touch screen, a scroll unit for scrolling an image on the display screen when positions of multi-touch move in one same direction, and a page switching unit for detecting, after detection of multi-touch input, that a finger is moved away, and executing a process of returning the image on the display screen to a state before scrolling or a process of switching the image by one page in accordance with the moving direction of multi-touch positions, depending on whether the amount of movement of touch inputs is equal to or smaller than a threshold value.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346926

User interface provided with display unit for displaying screen

A manipulation panel that is a user interface includes a display unit that displays a screen, a touch panel that detects a tap performed to the display unit, and an abnormality detector that detects a situation, in which a message is displayed on the display unit, until the touch panel detects a second tap constituting a double tap since detecting a first tap. Manipulation panel displays a warning message about the situation detected by the abnormality detector on the display unit after the touch panel detects the second tap.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346906

Operating device

An operating device includes a touch panel 21 having a display 22 on which a screen is displayed and an input element 23 having a plurality of electrodes and outputting a signal corresponding to capacitance generated between a ground potential and each of the electrodes, an input signal processor 14 receiving the signals output from the electrodes of the input element 23, recognizing a touched position touched by an operator, and generating an operation signal corresponding to the recognized touched position and transmitting the generated operation signal to a controller 3, and determiner 16 determining whether the input element 23 is electrically stable or not. When the input element 23 is determined to be electrically unstable, the determiner 16 displays a warning screen or warning window on the display 22.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346891

Touch-screen assembly with rigid interface between cover sheet and frame

A touch-screen assembly for performing pressure sensing or force sensing is disclosed. The touch-screen assembly includes a cover sheet having touch-sensing capability and a frame having an upper surface portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346720

Forward tracking system and control method thereof

The forward tracking system contains a moving carrier and a remote control device. The moving carrier contains a control module, a frame, and at least a driving unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346707

Numerical controller having cutting in/out motion inserting function or circular motion inserting function

Disclosed is a numerical controller that has a cutting in/out motion inserting function and configured to control a machine tool that performs lathe-turning machining in which a cutting tool moves in contact with a rotating workpiece. The numerical controller includes a cutting in/out motion inserting unit that generates a program to perform cutting in/out motion, based on operation conditions analyzed by a cutting in/out motion operation conditions analysis unit and inserts the generated program of performing the cutting in/out motion to a program to perform the lathe-turning machining.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346606

Lithographic method and apparatus

A method of patterning substrates using a lithographic apparatus. The method comprising providing a beam of radiation using an illumination system, using a patterning device to impart the radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section, and using a projection system to project the patterned radiation beam onto target portions of a lot of substrates, wherein the method further comprises performing a radiation beam aberration measurement after projecting the patterned radiation beam onto a subset of the lot of substrates, performing an adjustment of the projection system using the results of the radiation beam aberration measurement, then projecting the patterned radiation beam onto a further subset of the lot of substrates.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346603

Method of removing photoresist, exposure apparatus and method of manufacturing display substrate

A method of removing a photoresist, an exposure apparatus and a method of manufacturing a display substrate are disclosed. The method of removing a photoresist includes the following steps: exposing the photoresist (43) remaining on the substrate (41) after the substrate is subjected to a patterning process; and removing the exposed photoresist (45) by a developing process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346600

Resist composition and patterning process

A pattern is formed by coating a resist composition comprising a resin component comprising recurring units of formula (1) and a photoacid generator of formula (2) onto a substrate, baking, exposure, peb and developing in an organic solvent. In formulae (1) and (2), r1 and r2 are c1-c3 alkyl, r4 is hydrogen or methyl, a is hydrogen or trifluoromethyl, r101, r102 and r103 are hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, m and n are 0-5, p is 0-4, and l is a single bond or a divalent hydrocarbon group.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346546

Coa substrate, method for fabricating the same and display device

A coa substrate and its fabrication method as well as a display device are disclosed. The method includes steps of: forming a tft (10) on a base substrate (1); forming a color film layer (6) pattern on the base substrate (1) having the tft (10) formed thereon; forming a pattern which includes a color film via hole (5) on the color film layer (6) through a patterning process, the patterning process includes an ashing process; and forming a pattern comprising a pixel electrode (7) on the base substrate (1). ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346452

Methods of removing coating material from optical fibers

A method of removing a tight buffer coating from an optical fiber involves positioning an end section of the optical fiber next to an end of a tube, with at least a portion of the the end section including a primary coating and the tight buffer coating. The tube has an inner diameter greater than an outer diameter of the primary coating and an outer diameter less than an outer diameter of the tight buffer coating. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346450

Pivotably attachable fiber optic housing, modular housing system and method

A housing for fiber optic cable pivotably attachable to an adjacent housing to form a modular housing system is disclosed. The housing may include a first body having a plurality of members angled relative to one another to form a first chamber therebetween, the first body including an opening for receiving a fiber cable in the first chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346445

Fiber optic ribbon cable and ribbon

A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket having a cavity and a stack of fiber optic ribbons in the cavity. Each of the fiber optic ribbons includes optical fibers arranged side-by-side with one another and bound to one another with a common matrix in bound sections of the respective fiber optic ribbon. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346439

Electro-optical connector systems incorporating gradient-index lenses

Electro-optical connectors and connector systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electro-optical plug includes a tip connector, a ring connector, and a sleeve connector, wherein the tip connector, the ring connector, and the sleeve connector are electrically conductive. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346411

Light diffusing fiber lighting device

A lighting device is provided that includes a light source package including a diode disposed in a housing and emitting light at an emission point within the housing. The lighting device also has an optical fiber extending through an opening in the housing and having a terminal end optically aligned on an optical axis with the diode to within a distance of less than 1.0 millimeter from the emission point, wherein the fiber emits light via a light diffusing fiber.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346354

Photon counting ct apparatus

According to on embodiment, a photon counting ct apparatus includes a hybrid detector and processing circuitry. The hybrid detector includes ct detectors and pcct detectors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346329

Ultralight laser infrared countermeasure (ircm) system

An ultralight laser infrared countermeasure (ircm) system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes an ultra light housing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346204

Mek mutations conferring resistance to mek inhibitors

The present invention relates to methods, compositions and kits concerning resistance to treatment with an anti-cancer agent, specifically an inhibitor of mek. In particular embodiments, the invention concerns mutations in a mek sequence that confer resistance to a mek inhibitor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346114

System and method for inspecting a body

A system for inspecting a body, which includes a first end side, a second end side, and cells extending through the body from the first end side to the second end side, is provided. The system includes at least one light source configured to project light through and out of at least one corresponding group of the cells, a target configured to display the light projected through and out of the at least one corresponding group of the cells, an imaging system configured to determine at least one location of the displayed light on the target, and a system processor configured to compare the determined at least one location of the displayed light with a location of the at least one light source and calculate, from the comparison thereof, at least one of a pointing angle and a pointing vector for the at least one corresponding group of the cells.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346109

Method for particle detection on flexible substrates

Methods for detection of particulate on thin, flexible substrates wherein the substrate is positioned in a bend comprising an apex line. The apex line is illuminated by grazing angle illumination, and light from the illumination scattered by the particulate is captured by a detection apparatus.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345996

Apparatuses and methods for measuring an angle between a web of material and a conveyance direction

In one embodiment, an angle measurement device for measuring an angle between a web of material and a conveyance direction includes a mounting bracket, a shaft rotatably coupled to the mounting bracket such that the shaft is rotatable with respect to the mounting bracket, a caster portion coupled to a first end of the shaft and positioned to contact a surface of the web of material being drawn over a web conveyance pathway, where the caster portion is spaced apart from an axis of rotation of the shaft, and an angular displacement sensor coupled to the mounting bracket and positioned to detect an angular orientation of the shaft with respect to the mounting bracket, where the angular displacement sensor outputs a signal indicative of the angular orientation of the shaft with respect to the mounting bracket.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345979

Route search apparatus, route search method, and program

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

12/03/15 / #20150345954

Graphical route navigation

A graphical route navigation process utilizes a known layout of an environment within a structure in combination with a series of route coordinate reference tags, wherein each second route coordinate reference tag location is available for use as a path coordinate. The process defines a route for directing an individual through the structure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345870

Molten iron manufacturing apparatus and molten iron manufacturing method

An apparatus for manufacturing molten iron includes: an iron ore-mixing/pre-reducing furnace receiving and mixing natural iron ore and oxidized iron ore supplied from an iron ore oxidizing-burning furnace, and heating or pre-reducing iron ore using flue gas supplied from an iron ore reduction furnace. The iron ore reduction furnace receives pre-processed iron ore discharged from the iron ore-mixing/pre-reducing furnace or partially reduced iron ore, and reduces the iron ore using a reduction gas discharged from a molten gasification furnace that receives coal and some of reduced iron produced by the iron ore reduction furnace and produces molten iron and a reduction gas to be supplied to the iron ore reduction furnace. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345779

Color changing cover for an electronic device

A color changing cover device for an electronic device includes a translucent cover component appearing white when not illuminated and having a shape adapted to cover a select portion of the electronic device, a direct transmission of less than 10%, and a diffuse transmission of less than 1%. A backlight component is arranged to illuminate the translucent cover component from a back surface of the translucent cover component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345665

Method of governing the elevation, attitude and structural integrity of a pressure-containing vessel in a body of liquid

A method for governing the elevation, attitude and structural integrity of a pressure-containing vessel in a body of liquid counterbalances flotation and incompressible ballast mediums against each other in separate serial compartments. Varying the quantity of incompressible ballast medium allows control of the elevation and attitude of the vessel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345653

Temperature controlled valves

A controller opens or closes a valve in response to the ambient temperature crossing a threshold value, for example to prevent the continued supply of water to pipes that might have frozen and burst. An output shaft (4) acts on a stem of the valve to rotate it between the open and closed positions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345636

Method and device for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle

A method for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle in which a quantity of permissible end positions of an in particular manual gear shift of the motor vehicle is determined and a manual gear shift actuation is detected. A target position of the manual gear shift actuation is determined, and a warning is output when the target position does not belong to the quantity of the permissible end positions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345435

System and methods for managing fuel vapor canister temperature

A system for an engine, comprising: a fuel vapor canister coupled to a fuel tank; a thermal jacket comprising a phase-change material, the thermal jacket spatially sheathing the fuel vapor canister; and an engine coolant passage positioned to transfer thermal energy between engine coolant and the phase-change material. In this way, the phase-change material may buffer the temperature of the fuel vapor canister by absorbing heat generated during hydrocarbon adsorption, and returning the heat to the vapor canister during hydrocarbon desorption. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150345176

Door entry system

A door entry device comprising includes a case, a key holder and a key pad. The case covers a door-locking device on a door. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344991

Method for recovering rare earth element

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for recovering a rare earth element from a workpiece containing at least a rare earth element and an iron group element, which can be put into practical use as a low-cost, simple recycling system. The method for recovering a rare earth element from a workpiece containing at least a rare earth element and an iron group element of the present invention as a means for resolution is characterized by including at least a step of separating a rare earth element in the form of an oxide from an iron group element by subjecting a workpiece to an oxidation treatment, then turning the treatment environment into an environment where carbon black is present, and subjecting the oxidation-treated workpiece to a heat treatment at a temperature of 1000° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344809

Drive device, image forming apparatus, and grease composition

A drive device includes a plurality of gears; and a grease composition that is held on a tooth flank of at least one gear of the gears. The at least one gear is made of a resin. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344735

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

The present invention relates to a curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane having a condensed polycyclic aromatic group or a group containing a condensed polycyclic aromatic group; (b) an organopolysiloxane resin having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule; (c) an organosiloxane (c1) having silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms at both molecular terminals, an organopolysiloxane (c2) having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, or a mixture of components (c1) and (c2); and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. The curable silicone composition has excellent handleability and can form a cured product with a high refractive index and low gas permeability.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344698

Adhesion primer for glass and ceramics

A primer composition that provides a primer layer that improves adhesion between a coating and a substrate. The primer composition includes an adhesion promoter and a catalyst. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344692

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

The present invention relates to a curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane resin having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule; (b) an organopolysiloxane represented by a general formula; (c) an organosiloxane (c1) having silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms at both molecular terminals, an organopolysiloxane (c2) having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, or a mixture of components (c1) and (c2); and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. The curable silicone composition has excellent handleability and can form a cured product with a high refractive index and low gas permeability when cured.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344671

Curable organopolysiloxane composition for transducers and applications of such curable silicone composition for transducers

The present invention provides a curable organopolysiloxane composition capable of producing a cured article that can be used as a transducer and provided with excellent mechanical characteristics and/or electrical characteristics. The present invention also relates to a novel curable organopolysiloxane composition for transducer use comprising a curable organopolysiloxane composition and a compound having a highly dielectric functional group.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344636

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

The present invention relates to a curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane resin having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule; (b) a straight-chain organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups and not having silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule; (c) an organopolysiloxane having a condensed polycyclic aromatic group or a group including a condensed polycyclic aromatic group; and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. The curable silicone composition has excellent handling and processability and can form a cured product with a high refractive index and low gas permeability.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344375

Honeycomb structure comprising a cement skin composition with crystalline inorganic fibrous material

Disclosed is a honeycomb support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement that includes an inorganic filler material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion from 25° c. To 600° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344351

Ion exchangeable li-containing glass compositions for 3-d forming

According to one embodiment, a glass article may include sio2, al2o3, li2o and na2o. The glass article may have a softening point less than or equal to about 810° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344350

Alkaline earth alumino-silicate glass compositions with improved chemical and mechanical durability

According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 67 mol. % to about 75 mol. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344347

Apparatuses for steering flexible glass webs and methods for using the same

In one embodiment a method of steering a glass web includes directing the glass web in a conveyance direction on a web conveyance pathway, contacting at least one surface of the glass web with at least one wheel of at least one idler roller, the at least one wheel of the at least one idler roller having an axis of rotation parallel to a surface of the glass web, detecting an angle between a centerline of the glass web and the conveyance direction with an angle measurement device, and modifying an orientation of the at least one idler roller and the at least one wheel about an axis of rotation substantially orthogonal to the web conveyance pathway to shift the glass web based on a detected angle between the centerline of the glass web and the conveyance direction of the web conveyance pathway.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344243

Device for emptying and then disposing of trays filled with brochures

The device for emptying and then disposing of trays filled with brochures comprises a feed device for transporting the filled trays in a transport direction and a turning device for rotating the trays. The turning device may comprise a slide, which is rotatable and thus movable back and forth along a u-shaped path between a receiving position to receive the trays, an emptying position in which the brochures are pushed out of the trays, and a disposal position, in which the empty trays are disposed of. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344226

Auger pan/hopper splash shield and safety guard

A new and unique granular material-saving auger pan/hopper splash shield and safety guard is presented, being made of rigid, flexible, transparent or partially transparent material. The invention fits over the top of an auger pan/hopper, secured by a lower perimeter sleeve containing strap material and a locking or other securing device, and an upper perimeter sleeve containing elastic material and grommets where bungy cords (not part of the invention) can be hooked through and attached to the granular material source outlet. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344128

Device for warning a rotorcraft pilot by means of tactile signals and making use of a trim actuator connected to a flight control member

A method of using a tactile signal warning device forming part of a human-operated flight control member of a rotorcraft. The warning device makes use of an anchorable motorized trim actuator for generating a resisting force against movement of the flight control member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344116

Stable elevated lamp for a fishing boat

A stable elevated lamp for a fishing boat provides both elevated and stability in rough water. A rigid pole is mounted to the deck at a strategic location where light is needed, such as near a fishing seat or near the helm console. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344070

Apparatus and method for fault tolerant trajectory generation a left-right independent active front steering vehicle

The present description relates to an apparatus and method for fault tolerant trajectory generation of a left-right independent active front steering vehicle that calculates a driving optimal route of a vehicle considering turning radius increase of a vehicle that is generated due to fault management because of a fault generated on any one of steering device between a left or right steering device of a vehicle and turning possible level of a surrounding road.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150344068

In-lane drive assist device

An in-lane drive assist device controls a turning amount of a turning unit that is mechanically detached from a steering unit-based on a steering amount of a steering unit when a lane deviation is determined to be absent. The in-lane drive assist device controls the turning amount based on a drive assist turning amount for generating a yaw moment to return a vehicle into a lane while the steering reaction force applied to the steering unit is controlled based on a target steering reaction force corresponding to a steering reaction force characteristic that is set so that a self-aligning torque increases as the steering reaction force increases when a lane deviation is determined to be present, and the steering reaction force characteristic is offset in a direction in which an absolute value of the steering reaction force increases as a lateral position of the vehicle approaches a white line.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343976

Sensing device and method of construction equipment

The present invention relates to a device and a method for sensing (detecting) rear and side areas of construction equipment. The present invention comprises: setting a certain distance from the construction machine (or vehicles) as a safe-distance area (work pattern area); patterning fixed objects within the set safe-distance area; sounding an alarm and/or displaying a captured (or detected) image on a display when other objects excluding the fixed objects that are sensed by the construction machine (that is, the fixed objects that are patterned) are sensed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343947

Systems and methods for determining a vehicle is at an elevated risk for an animal collision

Methods and systems for analyzing environment data to determine whether a vehicle operator is at an elevated risk for an animal collision are provided. According to certain aspects, an insurance provider may assess elevated risk according to various factors and, if it is determined that the vehicle operator is at an elevated risk for an animal collision, the insurance provider may generate a warning and wirelessly communicate the warning to the vehicle operator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343943

Cyclist warning system

A warning system for trucks includes visual and audible warning devices (12,13) at the nearside, and linked to the vehicle turning indicator. Such a system may reduce collisions with cyclists. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343918

Fault diagnostic device for vehicle charging system

A fault diagnostic device of a vehicle includes a starting circuit which causes a charger mounted on the vehicle to output a charging start signal and thereby activate a control unit for controlling charging of a battery mounted on the vehicle when a charging gun is connected to the charger. The control unit causes the charger to output the charging start signal when the charger is activated in response to turning on of an ignition switch, and has a fault determination function whereby, if the control unit is not input with the charging start signal, it is judged that a disconnection or power-supply short circuit has occurred in a charging start signal circuit of the starting circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343765

Printer and expendable supply for printer

A printer includes an expendable supply, a detector that detects at least one of a power-on operation, a resume from an energy-saving mode and a new installation of an expendable supply, a determiner that determines whether or not a recommended limit of the expendable supply has passed, a warning generator that generates a warning for notifying that a usable limit of the expendable supply will come soon if the recommended limit has already passed, and a memory storage that stores a warning cycle and a last warning generation. When the recommended limit has passed and the power-on operation, the resume or the new installation is detected, the warning generator generates a warning [1] when the last warning generation is not stored in the memory storage, or [2] when the last warning generation is stored in the memory storage and the warning cycle has elapsed from the last warning generation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343560

Apparatus and method for controlled laser heating

The invention pertains to an apparatus and method for controlled laser heating of a body. An optical integrating chamber, with an opening adjacent to the surface of the body, has a first and second aperture. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343536

Dual tip cutter and method of hard turning

A dual tip cutter (10) includes a body (12) defining a feed direction (f), a cutting direction (c) perpendicular to the feed direction, and a depth direction (d) perpendicular to both feed and cutting directions. A first cutting portion (35) is fixed relative to the body at a body first end. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343479

Control method and control system used for roller coating printing production line

The present invention provides a control method used in a roller coating production line, wherein by calculating and controlling the theoretical roll surface linear velocity and actual roll surface linear velocity of each roller in a roller coating unit, the rotational speed of each roller is kept consistent with the process speed, increasing production efficiency. At the same time, calculating a pattern misplacement distance in repeat printing by means of code recognition technology, thereby adjusting the rotational speed of each roller, achieves lifelike and holonomic patterning in multicolored printing and extends the printed length of the pattern.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343449

Method of ball milling aluminum metaphosphate

A method of preparing an aluminum metaphosphate (almp) particulate product includes charging a milling chamber of a ball mill with grinding media and loading an almp feedstock into the milling chamber. The almp feedstock is milled with the grinding media into almp particles at a particle reduction index in a range from 0.25 to 0.5. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343413

Method for direct photopatterning of molecules on surfaces

The disclosure relates to methods of photopatterning molecules directly on a surface by photochemical means.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343381

Non-pgm catalyst for burning carbon soot, and filtration filter and exhaust gas post-processing apparatus using the same

The present invention provides a non-pgm catalyst for burning carbon soot without using a noble metal, the non-pgm catalyst comprising: a cerium-praseodymium complex oxide and an iron oxide, the cerium-praseodymium complex oxide impregnated with silver (ag). The cerium-praseodymium complex oxide illustratively consists of 60 to 95 wt % of cerium oxide and 5 to 40 wt % of praseodymium oxide, and silver (ag) impregnated in the complex oxide is 1.5 to 3.0 parts by weight of the total weight of the complex oxide. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343378

Catalytically enhanced compositions for efficient removal of contaminants in flue gas streams

A sorbent composition that is useful for injection into a flue gas stream of a coal burning furnace to efficiently remove mercury from the flue gas stream. The sorbent composition may include a sorbent with an associated ancillary catalyst component that is a catalytic metal, a precursor to a catalytic metal, a catalytic metal compound or a precursor to a catalytic metal compound. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343318

Spin axis controllable spinning top assembly

A spinning top assembly comprises a base generating magnetic attraction to magnetic responsive material. A face of the base is defined at a side of the base. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343248

Portable fire extinguisher

A fire extinguisher (100) comprises a tubular casing (110) defining a substantially sealed chamber (111) within that the chamber (111) communicates with the exterior environment by way of an aperture (112) fabricated at one end of the tubular casing (111); a solid propellant (120) stored within a first compartment (111a) of the chamber (111) and capable of being fully transformed into an aerosol, once heated to a predetermined temperature or higher, with fire extinguishing property; an igniting means (130) operative to heat and transform the solid propellant (120) upon turning on a switch (131) which is located outside the chamber (111); and a spray nozzle (140), which is a substantially flat piece tapering from one end to another forming a first (142) and a second opening (143) thereof with the second opening (143) being relatively smaller than the first opening (142), having the second opening (143) mounted onto the aperture (112) to discharge and direct the flow of the generated aerosol through a hollow passage (141) defined within the nozzle (140), wherein the nozzle (140) has thickness of 5 to 30 mm and the first opening (142) has width of 50 to 150 mm.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343247

Ember-resistant and flame-resistant roof ventilation system

This application relates to ventilation systems, more particularly to roof ventilation systems that help to protect buildings against fires. The roof vent has an ember impedance structure that impedes the entry of flames and embers or other floating burning materials while still permitting sufficient air flow to adequately ventilate a building. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342808

U-turner

A method and apparatus for turning a patient onto their side without having to place anything under the patient's torso in order to turn the patient are provided.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342704

Systems and method for protection of optical system of laser-based apparatus

In an apparatus for directing a laser beam to a dental treatment area, where the apparatus includes a hand piece having an optical subsystem including a turning mirror for directing a laser beam to a treatment area via an orifice of the hand piece, a fluid supply subsystem creates a fluid flow within the hand piece proximate the turning mirror so as to mitigate contamination thereof. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342692

Stand for a medical-optical instrument

A stand for medical optical instrument capable of easily extending, adjusting easily a counter balancing according to a change of a weight of medical optical instrument such as microscope, as well as, maintaining stably a counter balancing regardless of a position of medical optical instrument. The stand for medical optical instrument includes a first to fourth links having a first to fourth turning joins, wherein the first to fourth links are rotatably coupled to each other in a parallelogram shape and the second turning joint is rotatably coupled to a holding unit, a carrier arm extended from the fourth link; and a counter balancing unit coupled to the first and second links, wherein the counter balancing unit is rotated in connection with the first and second links on the second turning joint according to the rotation of the carrier arm, and capable of maintaining a counter balancing of the carrier arm by compensating a torque generated in the second turning joint according to a medical optical instrument installed on the front link.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342565

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus

According to embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes transmission/reception circuitry transmitting/receiving an ultrasonic wave to/from an object via a piezoelectric transducer, ultrasonic image generation circuitry generating a series of ultrasonic images along a time series based on an output from the transmission/reception circuitry, specifying information generation circuitry generating predetermined specifying information concerning each of the series of ultrasonic images, selection circuitry selecting a color doppler image from the series of ultrasonic images based on the specifying information in response to a predetermined operation during display of the series of ultrasonic images, and storage circuitry storing the selected color doppler image.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342563

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an ultrasonic image generating circuitry, an imaging circuitry, a body mark storage and a body mark selection circuitry. The ultrasonic image generating circuitry generates an ultrasonic image via a probe brought into contact with a surface of an object. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342548

X-ray diagnostic apparatus

According to one embodiment, an x-ray diagnostic apparatus includes an x-ray tube that generates x-rays, an x-ray detector that detects x-rays generated from the x-ray tube and transmitted through an object, a supporting mechanism supports the x-ray tube and the x-ray detector in directions to face each other, a display displays an x-ray image concerning the object based on an output from the x-ray detector, position specifying circuitry specifies a position of the face of a user who is visually recognizing the display, and moving circuitry moves the supporting mechanism to an imaging position corresponding to the specified position of the face of the user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342546

X-ray diagnostic apparatus

An x-ray diagnostic apparatus according to one embodiment comprises: an x-ray tube, an x-ray detector, a supporting arm configured to support the x-ray tube and the x-ray detector in directions to face each other, a moving mechanism configured to move the supporting arm around a plurality of rotation axes and processing circuitry configured to set an imaging sequence concerning a plurality of left-eye imaging positions with respect to the object and a plurality of right-eye imaging positions respectively corresponding to the plurality of left-eye imaging positions and configured to control the moving mechanism to move the supporting arm in accordance with the set imaging sequence. The imaging sequence includes a sequence of continuously performing imaging at at least two of the plurality of left-eye imaging positions or a sequence of continuously performing imaging at at least two of the plurality of right-eye imaging positions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342538

Custom early warning scoring for medical device

A method for providing an early warning system for a patient includes: allowing a caregiver to select among a plurality of early warning score protocols; allowing the caregiver to modify the selected early warning score protocol; automatically calculating an early warning score for the patient; and displaying the early warning score for the caregiver. A medical device includes at least one health care equipment module configured to measure a physiological parameter of a patient. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342457

Device and method for detection and quantification of the variation of eye damage caused by the blue and violet light of the visible spectrum

Method, device (100) and system (200) for detection and quantification of the variation of eye damage caused by the blue and violet light of the visible spectrum comprising the steps of detecting the incident radiation on an individual's visual system; calculating the incident radiation within the range between 380 and 500 nm; establishing at least one threshold of incident radiation within said range; detecting if at least one threshold established for said range has been exceeded; warning of the excess of at least one threshold; measuring the exposure time to incident radiation; and inferring in the different ocular structures of an individual the effect of incident radiation and warning of such effect.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342404

Grandle

A fitted grill handle cover to protect against burning your hands is disclosed. The handle cover is always on, and fits comfortably around the handle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342140

Method for milking system and milking system

A method is provided for a milking system including a moving device, milking stalls each provided with teat cups, an automatic teat cup attachment system, and an automatic teat cup returning system configured to return the teat cups to default storage positions subsequent to the milking. Current positions of the teat cups are, for each of the milking stalls, sensed after the teat cup returning system withdraws the teat cups, but before the automatic teat cup attachment system fetches the teat cups. ... Corning Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150342109

Mobile soil-working device with protective means

A mobile soil-working device, having a machine frame, a drive for at least one insertion tool that can be moved up and down and inserted into the ground and pulled out again, the insertion tool being in a starting position at a predefined insertion angle before insertion into the ground and when in the ground executing a pivoting movement, which is superposed on the up and down movement, about a first pivot axis in the direction of a first pivot direction owing to the movement of the machine frame in the direction of travel, and having a returning means, which is coupled to the insertion tool and moves the insertion tool back into the starting position after its exit from the ground by pivoting the insertion tool in a second pivoting direction opposite to the first pivoting direction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150342037

Same layer microelectronic circuit patterning using hybrid laser projection patterning (lpp) and semi-additive patterning (sap)

The present invention relates to a method for producing nitrobenzene, in which the waste gas streams accruing in the process and containing benzene and (traces of) nitrobenzene, possibly low- and medium-boiling components, possibly non-condensable gases and possibly water, optionally after removal of nitrogen oxides, are scrubbed in an absorption column with nitrobenzene, which comprises only very small amounts (maximum 50 ppm) of benzene and is distributed by means of a liquid distributor at a rate of 50 to 200 drip points per square metre, preferably 60 to 120 drip points per square metre, wherein (i) a liquid stream containing benzene and nitrobenzene, possibly organic low- and medium-boiling components and additionally containing sulfuric acid if sulfuric acid is used as the scrubbing agent and (ii) waste gas depleted in benzene and possibly in organic low- and medium-boiling components are obtained. A waste gas purified by the method according to the invention is particularly suitable for burning in a thermal exhaust air treatment process.. In some embodiments, same layer microelectronic circuit patterning using hybrid laser projection patterning (lpp) and semi-additive patterning (sap) is presented. In this regard, a method is introduced including patterning a first density region of a laminated substrate surface using lpp, patterning a second density region of the laminated substrate surface using sap, and plating the first and second density regions of the laminated substrate surface, wherein features spanning the first and second density regions are directly coupled. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150342007

Intelligent and coordinated lighting of a lighting device

Intelligent lighting is provided to motorists traveling down a stretch of road by sequentially turning on adjacent lighting devices in a lighting segment only when required, such as when vehicles are approaching the lighting devices, and turning off the lighting devices or decreasing a light intensity output of the lighting devices to a predefined minimum lighting intensity output level when no vehicles are present. In addition, which bulb to use in a multi-bulb lighting device is determined, as well as the optimal lighting intensity level of the selected bulb. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150342001

Method and system for illumination management

A luminaire can comprise a system that automatically adjusts light output from the luminaire to control light level in an illuminated area. The system can increase light output if the light level in the area falls below a target light level or decrease light output if the light level in the area rises above the target. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341795

Instant messaging message processing method and device and storage medium

An instant messaging message processing method is disclosed and includes: receiving, by a server, an instant messaging message, user account information of a destination user terminal, and user account information of a source user terminal from the source user terminal; determining, by the server, a risk level of the instant messaging message according to a preset rule and the user account information of the source user terminal; and if the risk level of the instant messaging message reaches a first risk level, transmitting, by the server when, the instant messaging message and preset pre-warning information to the destination user terminal according to the user account information of the destination user terminal, wherein the pre-warning information comprises security prompt information which is used for prompting a user of the destination user terminal to notice a security risk of the instant messaging message. An instant messaging message processing device is also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341723

Multitask learning method for broadband source-location mapping of acoustic sources

A method involves acoustic source localization by capitalizing on the sparse nature of a source location map (slm). Sparsity arises naturally since one seeks the location of k sources in a grid of g tentative locations where g>>k. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341713

Voice sticker structure

A voice sticker structure comprises a sticker body and a control unit disposed inside the sticker body. The sticker body may be in various forms, with its back covered with a glue material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341694

Method and apparatus for using contextual content augmentation to provide information on recent events in a media program

The present invention concerns a method and apparatus for content augmentation in an audio video system. In particular, the invention concerns storing embedded data, such as close captioning or metadata, and displaying that embedded data concerning a past event in response to a user request. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341619

Method and system for light patterning and imaging

An imaging system is disclosed. The system comprises: a first imaging device and a second imaging device being spaced apart and configured to provide partially overlapping field-of-views of a scene over a spectral range from infrared to visible light. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341545

Voice tracking apparatus and control method therefor

A method for controlling a voice tracking apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: tracking a sound source of a voice signal generated from the outside; turning an image capturing unit of the voice tracking apparatus toward the location of the tracked sound source; and beamforming the voice signal of the sound source through a voice input unit mounted on the image capturing unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341416

Cloud management systems and methods for executing applications of android systems

A cloud management system for executing applications of android system includes at least one user device and a cloud simulator. The cloud simulator couples to the user device via a network and is arranged for receiving a request from the user device, providing a first virtual phone interface corresponding to the user device to the user device in response to the request, wherein the first virtual phone interface includes respective applications of android system, receiving an application selection from the user device and performing a first application corresponding to the application selection and returning the execution result for the first application to the user device for displaying via the first virtual phone interface.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341397

Data sharing system and method

A method and computing system for defining an unrestricted web-based space on a computing device for sharing media content within a social network. The unrestricted web-based space is accessible by non-users of the social network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341386

Enhanced thread handling in security handshaking

Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and software for handling threaded processes in security handshaking between end users and content delivery nodes are presented. In one example, a method of operating a content delivery node includes identifying a secure layer connection request within an application thread, and initiating a new thread for a security handshake process based on the secure layer connection request. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341382

Scalable inline behavioral ddos attack mitigation

Methods and systems for a scalable solution to behavioral distributed denial of service (ddos) attacks targeting a network are provided. According to one embodiment, a method to determine the scaling treatment is provided for various granular layer parameters of the open system interconnection (osi) model for communication systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341287

Estimating the time until a reply email will be received using a recipient behavior model

A method is provided in an email communication system having at least a processor. The method includes generating an estimate of a receipt time of a reply email from a recipient of an initial email using a recipient behavior model that applies machine learning to the initial email and to training data from other emails. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341272

Communication device and communication system

When a proxy device is used between a transmission terminal and a reception terminal, receives final data from the transmission terminal, and fails immediately thereafter, a situation is avoided where transmission is completed in the transmission terminal, but reception is not completed in the reception terminal. There is provided a means for not returning ack when a data packet is received in a state in which there is no data which waits for ack and transmission of which is in progress, and there is no data which waits for arrangement and reception of which is in progress in the proxy device, for returning ack for data received one step before when a data packet is received in a state in which there is data which waits for ack and transmission of which is in progress, or there is data which waits for arrangement and reception of which is in progress.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341189

Base station deployment configuration method for base station, base station, and server

The present invention provides a base station deployment configuration method. The method includes: receiving, by a base station after being powered on for a first time, a virtual local area network identity and composite information, receiving, by the base station, a plurality of ping packets, and learning, by the base station, the received virtual local area network identity in the service packet and virtual local area network identities in all the received ping packets; traversing, by the base station, the learned virtual local area network identities, and sending a dhcp request to a dhcp server; receiving, by the base station, a dhcp response message returned by the dhcp server; and establishing, by the base station, an om ip address connection to a management channel of the wireless network manager according to the om ip address, and receiving a complete configuration delivered through the management channel.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341150

Method for performing communication between terminals and apparatus therefor

Disclosed is a method for enabling a first terminal to communicate with a second terminal. Specifically, the method includes the steps of: receiving from a base station the format information of a first sub-frame for directly communicating with a second terminal; and assigning a signal for direct communication between the terminals to the first sub-frame according to the format information, wherein the format information contains the information concerning the resource region assigned with the signal for the direct communication between the terminals in the first sub-frame if a part of the first sub-frame overlaps a subsequent second sub-frame.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341139

Unauthorized electro-optics (eo) device detection and response system

A system is disclosed to identify authorized eo devices and unauthorized eo devices within a scene. The system responds with a variety of response actions including sending warning messages of the unauthorized eo devices, recording images and position of the unauthorized eo device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341024

Bootstrapped switch with a highly linearized resistance

Systems and methods are disclosed for operating a highly linearized resistance for a switch through use of a bootstrapped features. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method and system that implements a method for operating a circuit configured to provide a highly linearized resistance including receiving a signal via a bootstrapped switch, coupling the received signal to a gate if the received signal is high, receiving a signal via a switch control input coupled to a high impedance element. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340945

Signal control circuit and switching apparatus

A signal control circuit and a switching apparatus are provided. The switching apparatus includes: a switch for controlling a current flowing through an inductive element; a monitoring node connected with the switch; and a signal control circuit, connected with the monitoring node and a reference voltage, for turning on/off the switch, wherein the signal control circuit includes an integrator for generating a comparison voltage by using a monitoring voltage of the monitoring node and the reference voltage, wherein the integrator includes: a resistor unit; a capacitor unit; and an auto-calibrator for receiving at least one selection signal and determining at least one of a resistance of the resistor unit and a capacitance of the capacitor unit, during a power-up period, and allowing a peak value of the comparison voltage to fall within a target range.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340540

Methods of imprint patterning of irregular surface

Patterned substrates for photovoltaic and other uses are made by pressing a flexible stamp upon a thin layer of resist material, which covers a substrate, such as a wafer. The resist changes phase or becomes flowable, flowing away from locations of impression, revealing the substrate, which is subjected to some shaping process. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340493

Hk embodied flash memory and methods of forming the same

A method includes forming a selection gate and a control gate for a flash memory cell in a memory device region. The selection gate and the control gate are over a semiconductor substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340474

Finfets and methods for forming the same

Methods for forming a semiconductor device and a finfet device are disclosed. A method comprises forming a dummy gate electrode layer over a substrate, the dummy gate electrode layer having a first height, forming a first etch stop layer on the dummy gate electrode layer, forming a first hard mask layer on the first etch stop layer, and patterning the first hard mask layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340296

Planar metrology pad adjacent a set of fins of a fin field effect transistor device

Approaches for providing a substrate having a planar metrology pad adjacent a set of fins of a fin field effect transistor (finfet) device are disclosed. Specifically, the finfet device comprises a finned substrate, and a planar metrology pad formed on the substrate adjacent the fins in a metrology measurement area of the finfet device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340292

Patterning process for fin implantation

After forming an organic planarization layer (opl) atop a substrate which includes a plurality of semiconductor fins and a gate structure thereon, the opl is recessed such that uppermost surfaces of remaining portions of the opl are located below an uppermost surface of the gate structure but above top surfaces of the semiconductor fins. The remaining portions of the opl are patterned to expose semiconductor fins in a pfinfet region for subsequent ion implantation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340290

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the same. An example method may include: forming a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer sequentially on a substrate; patterning the second and first semiconductor layers to form an initial fin; forming an isolation layer on the substrate, wherein the isolation layer exposes partially the first semiconductor layer, and thus defines a fin above the isolation layer; and forming a gate stack intersecting the fin on the isolation layer, wherein the first semiconductor layer comprises a compound semiconductor, with at least one component whose concentration has a graded distribution in a stack direction of the first and second semiconductor layers.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340283

Interconnect structure and methods of making same

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor interconnect structure may include forming a low-k dielectric layer over a substrate and forming an opening in the low-k dielectric layer, where the opening exposes a portion of the substrate. The method may also include filling the opening with a copper alloy and forming a copper-containing layer over the copper alloy and the low-k dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340240

Self-aligned double spacer patterning process

Embodiments of the present disclosure are a method of forming a semiconductor device and methods of patterning a semiconductor device. An embodiment is a method of forming a semiconductor device, the method including forming a first hard mask layer over a semiconductor device layer, forming a set of mandrels over the first hard mask layer, and forming a first spacer layer over the set of mandrels and the first hard mask layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340239

Method of forming multiple patterning spacer structures

Disclosed herein is a method of forming a structure, comprising forming a mandrel layer over a substrate, masking the mandrel layer with a first mask and performing a first etch on the mandrel layer, the first etch forming a first opening exposing a first portion of the substrate. The mandrel layer is masked with a second mask and a second etch is performed on the mandrel layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340233

Semiconductor device manufacturing methods

Semiconductor device manufacturing methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first pattern in a hard mask using a first lithography process, and forming a second pattern in the hard mask using a second lithography process. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340220

Ion injection from a quadrupole ion trap

A method of ejecting ions to be analysed from a quadrupole ion trap in which a trapping field is created by one or more rf voltages applied to one or more electrodes of the trap, the method comprising the steps of cooling the ions to be analysed within the quadrupole ion trap until the ions are thermalized, reducing the amplitude of one or more rf voltages applied to the quadrupole ion trap and applying the reduced amplitude rf voltages for one half cycle after the one or more rf voltages have reached a zero crossing point, turning off the rf voltages applied to the quadrupole ion trap, and ejecting the ions to be analysed from the quadrupole ion trap.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340196

Multi charged particle beam writing method, and multi charged particle beam writing apparatus

A multi charged particle beam writing method includes, shifting a writing position of each corresponding beam to a next writing position by performing another beam deflection of multi charged particle beams, in addition to the beam deflection for a tracking control, while continuing the beam deflection for the tracking control after the maximum writing time has passed; emitting the each corresponding beam in the “on” state to the next writing position having been shifted of the each corresponding beam, during a corresponding writing time while continuing the tracking control; and returning a tracking position such that a next tracking start position is a former tracking start position where the tracking control was started, by resetting the beam deflection for the tracking control after emitting the each corresponding beam to the next writing position having been shifted at least once of the each corresponding beam while continuing the tracking control.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340087

Nonvolatile random access memory

According to one embodiment, a resistance change memory includes the following configuration. A first inverter includes first input and first output terminals and first and second voltage terminals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339968

Liquid crystal display device

The present invention provides a field sequential liquid crystal display device which can provide display with an appropriate gray scale value in a period when the period succeeds a period in which the light source in the backlight unit is turned off. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel including a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the substrates, and a display area formed by multiple pixels; a backlight unit that includes multi-color light sources and is configured to sequentially emit lights in different colors for individual multiple sub-frames obtained by temporally diving one frame; and a controller configured to control a liquid crystal gray scale value of each of the pixels by synchronizing with supply of each image signal to the multi-color light sources, at least one of the multi-color light sources being turned off for at least one of the sub-frames, the controller configured to control the liquid crystal gray scale value of each of the pixels when an image signal for turning off the light source is supplied to the light source to be turned off, so as to let the gray scale values satisfy the predetermined conditions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339953

Guidance/self-learning process for using inhalers

A self-learning system of providing guidance on using inhaler devices, provided using a portable or mobile computing device. Guidance comprises of multiple stages(modes), and provides a unique feature of real-time learning using a camera device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339952

Method and system for using location services to teach concepts

A learning system includes a server configured to associate mobile devices with participants such that locations of the participants serve as a life-size model of a learning activity. The learning system also includes a server configured to track the locations of the mobile devices to determine progress of the participants in performing the learning activity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339950

System and method for obtaining feedback on spoken audio

A system and method of administering a language learning system. A software application is run that generates a language lesson plan. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339944

System and method for facilitating learning of a musical instrument

The present invention relates generally to a system and a method for facilitating a user's learning to play a musical piece on a musical instrument, such as a piano. In a preferred embodiment the method involves dividing a musical piece into a number of musical piece segments. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339942

Computer-implemented frameworks and methodologies for generating, delivering and managing adaptive tutorials

Described herein are computer-implemented frameworks and methodologies for generating and delivering adaptive tutorials. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for providing an improved computer-implemented learning environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339941

System and method for autonomic social learning

According to embodiments described in the specification, systems and methods are provided for autonomic social learning. A method in a server includes maintaining a first database with a plurality of content items, each content item associated with one or more contribution factors and a quality score; maintaining a second database with a plurality of learning records, each learning record corresponding to an achievement profile of a learner; receiving from an electronic device an electronic request for a selection of content items for a learner; filtering the plurality of content items based on the one or more contribution factors and the quality score; sending the selected, filtered content items to the electronic device for presentation on a display of the electronic device; receiving, from the electronic device, input associated with the selected, filtered and displayed content items; and adjusting the quality score associated with the content item, responsive to the received input.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339926

Traffic warning apparatus and traffic warning method for warning traffic participants about a hazard region

A traffic warning apparatus for a vehicle for warning traffic participants about a hazard region, having a sensor device that is embodied to sense a directional change of the vehicle, having an evaluation device that is embodied to identify a hazard region that ensues for other traffic participants as a result of the directional change of the vehicle, having a visualization device, mounted on the vehicle, that is embodied to visualize the hazard region for other traffic participants outside the vehicle. Also described is a traffic warning method for warning traffic participants about a hazard region.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339909

Battery protection system and battery protection method

A battery protection system applicable to an electronic device includes a battery, a control module, a message generating module and an input interface. The control module is electrically connected to the battery for detecting if the battery is in an abnormal state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339898

Haptic design authoring tool

A haptic authoring tool is provided that recommends one or more haptic effects provides a haptification model generated by learning a human haptic designer style. The haptic authoring tool receives an input comprising at least one of audio and video and a plurality of events. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339896

Signal device with indirect lighting signal

The present invention provides methods and systems for a signal device that includes at least one smoke detecting device, optionally a severe weather warning device, and optionally a carbon monoxide detecting device, which are housed within a housing comprising a top portion and a base. A circuit board having a top side and a bottom side that extends to an outer edge is also contained within the housing, and at least one led is positioned in close proximity to the outer edge of the bottom side of the circuit board.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339866

Vehicle energy consumption efficiency learning in the energy domain

A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle based on a learned energy consumption efficiency. The energy consumption efficiency may be learned in an energy domain by periodically filtering a ratio of a distance traveled to an energy consumed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339772

System for buying and selling securities over a distributed communications network

There are a myriad of federal and state securities regulations governing the raising of investment capital from potential investors. As such there exists a need for a regulatory compliance software that ensure potential investors into a securities offering dos not violate any securities laws. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339766

Information protection system

A method and a system to protect information are provided. For example, a system comprises a parser to parse user interface information to be included within a user interface to be displayed to a user by an information display application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339709

Self learning method and system to provide an alternate or ancillary product choice in response to a product selection

A system including: a memory element for storing an artificial intelligence program (aip); an interface element for receiving, from a wireless communications device (wcd), a first portion of an order; and a processor for generating, using the aip, an offer in response to items or services in the first portion of the order. The interface element is for transmitting the offer to the wcd and receiving, from the wcd, a second portion of the order. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339687

Proposing objects to a user to efficiently discover demographics from item ratings

The current methods and apparatus provide a system that learns a private attribute, such as gender, based on at least one iteration of presenting an item to a user and receiving ratings from the user for this item. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may solicit ratings for strategically selected items, such as movies for example, and then infers the user's gender. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339592

Site flow optimization

In an example embodiment, for each of a plurality of possible presented actions corresponding to a particular flow of actions in a computer network, and for each of one or more possible performed actions for each possible presented action, a likelihood that a user will perform the possible performed action is determined. Then, a first presented action is identified by determining a presented action having a maximum determined likelihood, based on the determined likelihood, wherein the identifying a first presented action includes utilizing a machine learning model having one or more user covariates and one or more performed action covariates, and interactions between the one or more user covariates and the one or more performed action covariates, the user covariates including information specific to the user, the one or more performed action covariates including information specific to one or more of the possible performed actions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339591

Collegial activity learning between heterogeneous sensors

Unlabeled and labeled sensor data is received from one or more source views. Unlabeled, and optionally labeled, sensor data is received from a target view. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339589

Apparatus and methods for training robots utilizing gaze-based saliency maps

Robotic devices may be trained using saliency maps derived from gaze of a trainer. In navigation applications, the saliency map may correspond to portions of the environment being observed by a driving instructor during training using a gaze detector. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339587

Adaptive fuzzy rule controlling system for software defined storage system for controlling performance parameter

An adaptive fuzzy rule controlling system for a software defined storage (sds) system to control performance parameters in a storage node is disclosed. The system includes: a traffic monitoring module, for acquiring observed values of performance parameters in the storage node; an adaptive neural fuzzy inference module, for learning a dynamic relationship between configurations of a plurality of storage devices in the storage node and the performance parameters during a period of time, and outputting fuzzy rules which is built according to the dynamic relationship; a traffic forecasting module, for providing forecasted values of the performance parameters in a particular point in time in the future; and a fuzzy rule control module, for arranging the configuration of the storage devices in the storage node in the particular point in time in the future according to the fuzzy rules and the forecasted values.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339583

Machine learning and validation of account names, addresses, and/or identifiers

Systems and methods are disclosed for determining if an account identifier is computer-generated. One method includes receiving the account identifier, dividing the account identifier into a plurality of fragments, and determining one or more features of at least one of the fragments. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339580

Predictive hypothesis exploration using planning

In at least one embodiment, a method and a system include receiving a trace into a hypotheses generator from a source a trace, translating the trace and a state transition model into a planning problem using the hypotheses generator, producing a set of plans for the trace using at least one planner, translating each plan into hypothesis using the hypotheses generator and/or the planner, and returning the hypotheses from the hypotheses generator. In a further embodiment, the trace includes at least one of a future observation and a past observation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339534

Drive support display device

A drive support display device supporting a drive of a self-vehicle based on a detection result by an object detector regarding a nearby area of the self-vehicle. The device receives object information from an external source, the object information identifying a nearby object existing in the nearby area of the self-vehicle, determines whether the nearby object is detected by the object detector, and provides a warning indicator when the determination section determines that the nearby object is an undetected nearby object that is not detected by the object detector. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339517

Method and apparatus for automated analysis and identification of a person in image and video content

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for identifying a person in an image includes an image analyzer. The image analyzer determines the content of an image such as a person, location, and object shown in the image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339516

Collation apparatus and method for the same, and image searching apparatus and method for the same

A collation apparatus that collates an input image with registered images includes: a feature extracting unit extracting feature quantities from a region of an object in the input image; a calculating unit calculating, per each of the feature quantities, similarity degrees between the feature quantities extracted from the input image and corresponding feature quantities of the registered image, for each of the registered images; an integrating unit integrating, using a parameter, the similarity degrees for the feature quantities; an estimation unit estimating as to whether or not the object in the input image is identical with an object in each of the registered images; and a parameter learning unit learning the parameters to be used by the integrating unit, based on an estimation result of the estimation unit and the similarity degree integrated by the integrating unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339477

Risk assessment modeling

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for risk assessment. Historical authentication data and/or compromised user account data may be evaluated to identify a set of authentication context properties associated with user authentication sessions and/or a set of malicious account context properties associated with compromised user accounts (e.g., properties indicative of whether a user recently visited a malicious site, created a fake social network profile, logged in from unknown locations, etc.). ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339455

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

11/26/15 / #20150339431

Virtual hierarchical layer patterning

Identifying the interactions of a selected cell across a hierarchical diagram of an integrated circuit and mapping the ways in which the cell can interact with other structures in the hierarchy reduces the computational load for design rule checking (drc) and design rules for manufacturing (drm). To this end, a cell and multiple instances of the cell are identified within hierarchical design levels of the chip. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339361

Exposing data to query generating applications using usage profiles

A query handling arrangement is disclosed for a federated database system. The database system includes data storing applications configured to store data in corresponding databases. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339174

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

11/26/15 / #20150339131

Method and device for deregistering terminal peripheral in machine type communication system, and gateway

The present disclosure discloses a method for deregistering a terminal peripheral in a machine type communication (mtc) system, which may include receiving, by a gateway, a first deregistration request message concerning the terminal peripheral, generating a second deregistration request message of the terminal peripheral, and sending the second deregistration request message of the terminal peripheral to a machine to machine (m2m) service platform or an m2m application; and after receiving a first deregistration confirmation message of the terminal peripheral sent by the m2m service platform or the m2m application, deleting, by the gateway, information of a local relevant terminal peripheral, and generating and sending a second registration confirmation message to the terminal peripheral. The present disclosure simultaneously discloses a device and a gateway for deregistering the terminal peripheral in the mtc system for implementing the above method. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339070

Memory controller operation

A memory controller controls a nonvolatile memory device including a plurality of user blocks and a plurality of reserved blocks. A ratio of the number of used reserved blocks among the reserved blocks during a predetermined period to an operation count during the predetermined period is calculated and an end of lifetime warning signal to an external device based on the calculated ratio is transmitted. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339012

Method used by mobile terminal to return to home screen, mobile terminal and storage medium

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of information processing technologies, and disclose a method used by a mobile terminal to return to a home screen, a mobile terminal and a storage medium. The method includes: determining whether the screen touching gesture is a gesture for displaying a virtual home screen button; displaying the virtual home screen button when the screen touching gesture on the current page is the gesture for displaying the virtual home screen button, and detecting whether the virtual home screen button is tapped; and returning from the current page to a home screen if the virtual home screen button is tapped. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338984

Selective turning off/dimming of touch screen display region

A device includes a touch screen display comprising a touch sensitive panel and a display. The touch sensitive panel receives a touch event, and records the touch event as touch panel data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338915

Systems and methods for biomechanically-based eye signals for interacting with real and virtual objects

Systems and methods are provided for discerning the intent of a device wearer primarily based on movements of the eyes. The system can be included within unobtrusive headwear that performs eye tracking and controls screen display. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338827

Timepiece pallet fork for mechanical oscillator and timepiece time-delay release mechanism

A timepiece pallet fork for a mechanical oscillator including an arbor allowing the timepiece pallet fork to oscillate about a pivot axis, first and second pallets configured to alternatively engage with an escapement wheel when the timepiece pallet fork oscillates, the first pallet being displaceable with respect to the arbor by absorption of energy, the first pallet being displaceable from a first upstream waiting position to a first downstream stopping end position which is offset compared to the first upstream waiting position, and a first arm having an intermediate section including an elastic bend, one end of the arm being fixed with respect to the arbor to form a first fixed end, the intermediate section of the first arm being located between the first fixed end and the first pallet and returning the first pallet towards the first upstream waiting position by the intermediate section being elastically deformable from a first configuration into a second configuration.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338790

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: a belt; a first image forming unit including a first drum; a second image forming unit including a second drum; a contact-and-separation portion; an executing portion; and a controller for rotating the second drum by a predetermined angle so that when a cycle of an operation is to be repeated n times, a position of the second drum contacting the belt in an (n−1)th cycle differs from a position of the second drum contacting the belt in an nth cycle, the cycle including receiving the image data in a state that the belt and the first and second drums are at rest and in a stand-by state that the image forming apparatus waits for an input of the image data in the first state, executing the image forming operation, and then returning the image forming apparatus to the stand-by state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338749

Method of determining focus, inspection apparatus, patterning device, substrate and device manufacturing method

A method of determining focus of a lithographic apparatus has the following steps. Using the lithographic process to produce first and second structures on the substrate, the first structure has features which have a profile that has an asymmetry that depends on the focus and an exposure perturbation, such as dose or aberration. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338748

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338673

Method and apparatus for viewing an image

It is provided a method for viewing an image that is wider or higher than the display screen, wherein, the image is evenly divided into two portions by using a line passing through centers of larger edges of the image compared to the display screen. The method comprises, at the side of shutter glasses, the steps of receiving a message indicating display of a first portion of the two portions; turning dark of the shutter glasses and turning refraction direction of the shutter glasses towards a first position; turning transparent of the shutter glasses; receiving a message indicating display of a second portion of the two portions; turning dark of the shutter glasses and turning refraction direction of the shutter glasses towards a second position; and turning transparent of the shutter glasses.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338578

Systems and methods for converting legacy multimode links to longer-wavelength links

Systems and methods are disclosed for converting a legacy 850 nm optical-fiber link in a data center to a 1310 nm optical-fiber link. The methods include accessing the primary optical fiber of the legacy 850 nm optical-fiber link and optically connecting thereto one or more sections of compensating optical fiber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338555

Optical fiber coating with non-radiation-curable acrylic hard-soft block copolymer

An optical fiber coating composition that includes an acrylic copolymer. The acrylic copolymer is a block copolymer that includes two or more acrylic blocks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338308

Prism-coupling systems and methods for characterizing large depth-of-layer waveguides

Prism-coupling systems and methods for characterizing large depth-of-layer waveguides are disclosed. The systems and methods utilize a coupling prism having a coupling angle α having a maximum coupling angle αmax at which total internal reflection occurs. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338200

Wing deployment mechanism

Wing deployment mechanism for deploying a pair of wings from an airborne body, wherein their deployment in motion, each one around an axis, defines the wings' deployment plane relative to the airborne body, and wherein the mechanism is characterized by that it comprises a propelable assembly mounted in the airborne body and suited to a rotational motion around an axis that is substantially orthogonal in its direction to the wings' deployment plane, a pair of arms that are linked, each one, on its one side to the assembly and at distance from the assembly's rotation axis, and on its other side to an end of one of the wings and at a distance from the axis around which the rotational motion of the wing in the wings' deployment plane is enabled, and wherein the link of each one of the arms is performed in a manner that enables angular motion of each of the arms relative to the assembly and to the end of the wing unto which it is linked, and wherein propelling the assembly to rotational motion and actuating a momentum for turning the wing as a result by the arm that is connected to it bring about concurrent rotational motion of the pair of wings in opposing directions and to their deployment on the wings' deployment plane, a method for deploying a pair of wings from an airborne body that is implementable in such mechanism and an airborne body equipped with such mechanism.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338166

Shaft furnace charging device equipped with a cooling system and annular swivel joint therefore

A shaft furnace charging device equipped with a cooling system, the charging device including a suspension rotor with a charge distributor and a stationary housing supporting the suspension rotor so that the rotor can rotate about an axis; the cooling system including a stationary circuit portion, a rotary circuit portion arranged on the suspension rotor, and an annular swivel joint arranged coaxially on the axis and connecting the stationary circuit portion with the rotary circuit portion, the annular swivel joint including an annular fixed part mounted on the stationary housing and an annular rotary part mounted on the suspension rotor, the fixed part and the rotary part having mating configurations that allow relative rotation and including an annular trough that defines an annular volume, via which the circuit portions are in fluidal communication; wherein the annular swivel joint includes: a stationary forward connection for receiving cooling fluid from the stationary circuit portion; a rotary forward connection for supplying cooling fluid to the rotary circuit portion; a rotary return connection for receiving cooling fluid from the rotary circuit portion; and a stationary return connection for returning cooling fluid to the stationary circuit portion; a partition dividing the annular volume into an annular external cavity and an annular internal cavity so that the internal cavity is at least partially surrounded by the external cavity, so that the forward connections are coupled via one of the external and internal cavities and the return connections are coupled via the other of the external and internal cavities, and with leakage-permitting communication between the external and internal cavities through an annular first clearance and through an annular second clearance, which are provided to allow relative rotation between the fixed part and the rotary part; and an annular first flow restrictor provided in the first clearance and an annular second flow restrictor provided in the second clearance, the flow restrictors being configured to reduce leakage between the external and internal cavities.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338127

Combustion apparatus having air intake preheater

The present invention relates to a combustion apparatus capable of reducing the combustion load of a burner and improving the combustion efficiency thereof. The combustion apparatus includes: a premixing chamber for premixing external air, introduced through an air supply inlet, with a combustion gas; a blower for supplying a mixed air premixed in the premixing chamber toward a burner; a combustion chamber for burning the mixed air by ignition of the burner; a heat exchanger for heat exchange with room heating water by using the combustion heat of the combustion chamber; an exhaust gas discharging part for discharging an exhaust gas having passed through the heat exchanger; and a duct through which the exhaust gas having passed through the exhaust gas discharging part is discharged outside, wherein the combustion apparatus includes an air intake preheater for heat exchange between the exhaust gas discharged to the duct through the exhaust gas discharging part and the air supplied to the premixing chamber through the air supply inlet, the air intake preheater including a channel-forming member in which a plurality of unit plates are stacked with a predetermined interval therebetween to form an exhaust gas channel and an air intake channel therein that are separated from each other, are adjacent to each other, and are alternately arranged.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338093

High-efficiency clean burning method and device of macromolecular substance

A high-efficiency clean burning method of a macromolecular substance, wherein the macromolecular substance comprises biomass and solid organic waste; the method comprises the following steps: generating a first gaseous substance and a red-hot carbon residue layer from biomass carbon residue or charcoal or coke or a mixture thereof by anoxic combustion; leading the heat generated by anoxic combustion to the macromolecular substance, preheating and drying the macromolecular substance and carrying out pyrolysis gasification, so as to generate a second gaseous substance; taking red-hot carbon residue as a pyrolysis catalyst, leading the second gaseous substance to the red-hot carbon residue layer to carry out oxygen catalytic cracking, so as to generate a third gaseous substance; leading the third gaseous substance and the first gaseous substance to an oxygen-enriched combustion zone in a heat preservation manner to carry out oxygen-enriched combustion, so as to achieve substantial complete combustion of all gasification products, wherein a tar wastewater is not generated, and pollution of smoke tar is not generated. A device capable of achieving the method comprises four categories of a plurality of devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338045

Vehicle headlight and alert system

A vehicle headlight and control system for a bus or large vehicle includes a headlight fixture with a center or low beam light source and side illumination light source operated independently. The side illumination light source may be activated when the vehicle is turning, as detected by the vehicle speed and steering shaft turn angle, to provide supplemental illumination. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337834

Scroll-type fluid machine

The objective of the present invention is to provide a scroll-type fluid machine for which the service life can be improved by reducing the load applied to a rotation prevention mechanism. To solve this problem, this scroll-type fluid machine is characterized by being equipped with a stationary scroll, an orbiting scroll that is provided opposing the stationary scroll and undergoes turning movement, a casing provided on the outside of the orbiting scroll, a drive shaft that drives and turns the orbiting scroll, a boss plate part that is provided separated from the orbiting scroll and is connected to the drive shaft, and multiple rotation prevention mechanisms provided between the boss plate part and the casing, and is characterized in that the boss plate part has multiple rotation-prevention-mechanism-side boss plate parts connected to the rotation prevention mechanisms, and a drive-shaft-side boss plate part connected to the drive shaft, and spaces are provided between the rotation-prevention-mechanism-side boss plate parts and the drive-shaft-side boss plate part.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337795

Apparatus for converting wave motion on a body of water into electrical power

Apparatus for converting wave motion on a body of water into electrical power includes an electrical power generating system. The system includes a floatable housing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337786

Direct fuel injectors with variable injection flow rate

An injector is designed to provide continuously variable injection rate shaping. With a hydro-mechanical internal feedback mechanism, injector needle position can be determined by controlling a feedback valve's on/off timing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337720

Control method for variable geometry exhaust turbine

A method of setting actuator position of a variable geometry turbine linked to drive a compressor for a compression ignition engine using exhaust gas recirculation. The method includes detecting an engine transient event; determining current mass air flow through the compressor and exhaust temperature; resetting variable geometry turbine position to maximize mass air flow through the compressor; adding the maximum allowable quantity of fuel; determining exhaust temperature increase; adjusting exhaust pressure to allow an increase in mass air flow and exhaust temperature; and returning to the resetting step until a limit is reached.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337701

Honeycomb structure comprising an outer cement skin and a cement therefor

Disclosed is a honeycomb catalyst support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement comprising an amorphous glass powder with a multimodal particle size distribution applied to an exterior surface of the honeycomb body. The multimodal particle size distribution is achieved through the use of a first glass powder having a first median particle size and at least a second glass powder having a second median particle size. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337553

Water fountain return fitting for swimming pools and spas

The high flow water return fitting of the present invention is designed to connect directly to the end of a water return pipe in a swimming pool, spa, or the like. Water return fittings have been available for many years and have the primary purpose of returning filtered water back into a swimming pool, spa, or the like. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337509

Precast traffic barrier atop retaining wall system

Disclosed herein is an embodiment of a roadside barrier to sit on top of a retaining wall to provide impact resistance to vehicular traffic. The precast concrete traffic barrier unit is designed to have a counterweight from soil backfill on the horizontal stem portion of the precast unit that acts to resist overturning pressures from vehicle impact on the precast traffic barrier portion which extends above the roadway surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337409

Method of treating recyclable raw materials

A method of treating recyclable raw materials containing valuable metals is provided, the method including the steps of feeding recyclable raw materials (w) containing valuable metals into a rotary kiln furnace (2) in which a refractory product having an al2o3—cr2o3 content of 70% or greater is used for an inner wall; feeding an additive (a) containing sio2 as a major component into the rotary kiln furnace (2) so as to increase a viscosity of a slag (s) flowing along the inner wall, thereby the recyclable raw materials (w) are attached on the slag (s) having a high viscosity such that at least part of the recyclable raw materials (w) is exposed to the inside of the rotary kiln furnace; and burning/melting the recyclable raw materials (w) attached on the slag (s) in the rotary kiln furnace (2).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337360

Device for genotypic analysis and method for genotypic analysis

A technique for performing spectral calibration simultaneously with electrophoresis of an actual sample to be analyzed, without performing electrophoresis using a special matrix standard which is time-consuming and costly, is provided. The device for genotypic analysis is characterized by obtaining reference fluorescence spectra using a size standard and an allelic ladder, which provide information concerning known dna fragments used for electrophoresis of an actual sample, and is characterized by performing spectral calibration for a capillary in which the allelic ladder is not used by detecting a shift amount of the fluorescence spectra of the size standard and shifting the reference fluorescence spectra using the shift amount to determine fluorescence spectra.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337252

Multilayered cell culture apparatus

A multilayered cell culture apparatus for the culturing of cells is disclosed. The cell culture apparatus is defined as an integral structure having a plurality of cell culture chambers in combination with tracheal space(s). ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337190

Metal containing condensation reaction catalysts, methods for preparing the catalysts, and compositions containing the catalysts

A composition is capable of curing via condensation reaction. The composition uses a new condensation reaction catalyst. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150337088

Substrate in powder or fiber form

The invention provides a substrate in powder or fibre form whose surface is treated with a silicone compound, characterised in that the surface has been treated with an emulsion containing the silicone compound, water and a ethylene oxide/propyl ene oxide block copolymer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336969

Nmda receptor modulators and uses thereof

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

11/26/15 / #20150336843

Scratch resistant glass and method of making

A scratch resistant alkali aluminoborosilicate glass. The glass is chemically strengthened and has a surface layer that is rich in silica with respect to the remainder of the glass article. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336839

Burner shield to reduce soot buildup

A soot deposition burner assembly, having at least one burner including a burner face on a first surface of a burner support. The burner produces a flame which extends generally perpendicularly to the first surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336794

Method of manufacturing a mems structure and use of the method

A method creates mems structures by selectively etching a silicon wafer that is patterned by using a masking layer. The method comprises depositing and patterning a first mask on a silicon wafer to define desired first areas on the wafer to be etched. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336793

Method of manufacturing a mems structure

A method for creating mems structures comprises depositing and patterning a first mask on a wafer in order to define desired first areas to be etched in a first trench etching and desired second areas to be etched in a second trench etching. A first intermediate mask is deposited and patterned on top of the first mask. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336792

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

11/26/15 / #20150336773

Turning system for belt transport system

A turning system for a belt transport system, wherein the belt of the same is formed by a plurality of pallets and the transport system has a turn input stretch and a turn output stretch, arranged on the same horizontal plane. The turning system has a curved stretch, which connects the turn input and output, the curved stretch being arranged on the same horizontal plane as the turn input and output.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336630

Children's tricycle

A children's tricycle comprises a body, a front wheel pivotally assembled to the body, a first pedaling assembly assembled to the front wheel, a second pedaling assembly assembled to the front wheel, a screw for making the first pedaling assembly threaded with the second pedaling assembly. A first inserting rod of the first pedaling assembly and a second inserting rod of the second pedaling assembly are connected to the front wheel separately, such that the first and second pedaling assemblies can be assembled to or detached from the front wheel quickly. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336606

Steering control device and steering control method

To suppress a voltage drop of a battery in an idle reduction state, a vehicle includes an idle reduction function of stopping the idling of the engine and restarting the engine when the vehicle starts moving. Then, a steering-by-wire control processing is performed to disengage a clutch and to control driving of turning motors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336595

Cart for storage and transport of warning lines

Wheeled cart for holding components of temporary visible warning assemblies and method of loading. The cart comprises a holding support having adjacent spaces positioned substantially along its length and a holding base having upwardly extending prongs positioned substantially across its length. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336564

Clutch control to enter powersplit hybrid powertrain parallel mode

A selectively actuatable one-way clutch is controlled to brake or release a generator such that a powersplit hybrid powertrain enters or exits a parallel mode of operation. To brake the generator and enter the parallel mode, the clutch is activated while overrunning the generator before the generator is slowed to engage the clutch. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336556

A homogeneity detection circuit, a valve driving system and a method of homogeneity detection in a valve driving system

A homogeneity detection circuit, a valve driving system, a vehicle, an integrated circuit and a method of homogeneity detection in a valve driving system are provided. The homogeneity detection circuit comprises a first input, a second input and a comparison circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336510

Lane departure judgment apparatus, lane departure warning apparatus and vehicle control system using the same

A lane departure judgment apparatus is configured to detect a lane-dividing line based on image information output from an image-capturing device that acquires an image of an area outside a vehicle, and to judge whether or not departure of the vehicle from the lane-dividing line occurs based on a distance between the vehicle and the lane-dividing line, wherein when an angle of the vehicle with respect to the lane-dividing line thus detected is constant, the distance between the vehicle and the lane-dividing line to be used to judge whether or not departure of the vehicle occurs is changed according to whether the vehicle is being driven on a road having a lane-dividing width that is greater than a predetermined width or on a road having a lane-dividing width that is smaller than a predetermined width.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336506

Method of controlling button symbol of inside mirror

Disclosed is a method of controlling lights of symbols for a frameless inside mirror that includes operation buttons, symbols and lighting means. The method controls the lights according to a selected symbol light mode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336505

Vehicle turn cancel signal output device

The vehicle turn cancel signal output device is provided with a steering angle detector; a first cancel pulse generator that generates a first cancel pulse when reaching a steering angle to be detected as an edge indicating termination of turning of a vehicle based on the detected steering angle, a second cancel pulse generator that generates a second cancel pulse indicating a rotation direction of steering based on the detected steering angle; and signal output terminals.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336445

Wind direction adjuster

A wind direction adjuster is disclosed in which an inner-side turning axis provided to a louver main body in a protruding manner is axially supported by an inner-side axial support hole provided in a spacer fixed to a bearing portion provided to a housing portion. Moreover, an actuator axis provided to the louver main body in a protruding manner at a position spaced from the inner-side turning axis is inserted into an operation opening provided to the spacer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336357

Strengthened laminated glass structures

A laminated glass structure comprising a non-glass substrate and a glass sheet bonded to the non-glass substrate to form the laminated glass structure, wherein the laminated glass structure withstands a ball drop test wherein a 535 g stainless steel ball is dropped from a height of 0.8 m onto the laminated glass structure, with the glass sheet being impacted by the ball. The glass sheet has a thickness such that the glass sheet exhibits, without cracking, deformation to adapt to any shape change of the non-glass substrate as imparted by the ball of the ball drop test.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336327

Formation of pattern replicating tools

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for making patterning tools from one or more discrete elements. Such tools can have one or more “seams” or joints where the individual elements abut which can limit the tools' performance and utility in roll-to-roll manufacturing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336268

Rapid robotic imitation learning of force-torque tasks

A method of training a robot to autonomously execute a robotic task includes moving an end effector through multiple states of a predetermined robotic task to demonstrate the task to the robot in a set of n training demonstrations. The method includes measuring training data, including at least the linear force and the torque via a force-torque sensor while moving the end effector through the multiple states. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336267

Learning path control

A robot is moved along a first continuous programmed path with a robot controller executing a learning path control program without performing an operation on a workpiece. The actual movement of the robot along the first continuous programmed path is recorded. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336257

Folding multiwrenches

A folding multifunction wrench for tightening or loosening a plurality of different sized rotary fasteners, comprising at least two wrench heads attached to their own respective wrench arm with the wrench arms pivotally mounted together at a hinge and pivotal (foldable) to a smaller stowed position or extend to a larger operational position. Individual wrench arms can be used either as a wrench handle or as a wrench tool depending on which end of the wrench the user grasps. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336244

Turnbuckle wrench assembly

A wrench assembly for turning a central portion of a turnbuckle. The wrench assembly includes first and second wrenches that are substantially identical. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336073

Methods and apparatus for lipid multilayer patterning

Described are methods and devices for forming patterned lipid multilayer structures on a substrate using a topographically structured stamp and a topographically structured brush.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336055

Method for using ceramic filter, and filter device

A method for using a ceramic filter including dividing a plurality of through channels into a plurality of zones including an outward path and a return path by use of through channel division means disposed along a row in which water collecting cells are arranged in at least one end face of a porous body constituting the ceramic filter in a state where the through channel division means is in contact with the row, so that a mixed fluid undergoes, at least once, a passing process of passing through the outward path in which the mixed fluid flows from the first end face to the second end face of the ceramic filter, returning and then passing through the return path in which the mixed fluid flows from the second end face to the first end face, and collecting a target permeable substance after permeation of a separation membrane.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336022

Integrated recycling system and methods for use of sludge

Methods are provided for reuse of a sludge from a waste fiber supply including an organic fraction and an inorganic fraction. Generally, methods include converting the sludge by burning the sludge to remove a majority of the organic fraction and produce an ash with inorganic materials in an amount of at least about 80% by weight of the ash and adding the ash to a plastic pyrolysis system in an effective amount to remove at least a portion of one or more contaminants from a plastic feed stream of the plastic pyrolysis system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150336017

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

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

11/26/15 / #20150335773

Methods of irradiating articles and sanitizing systems employing light diffusing fibers

A method of sanitizing a food article includes the steps: orienting a light-diffusing optical fiber in proximity to a food article; and directing ultraviolet light from an ultraviolet light source through a first end of the light-diffusing optical fiber. The food article is arranged on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335712

Treatment of diseases and conditions caused by increased vascular permeability

The invention is directed to methods for the treatment of diseases and conditions caused by increased vascular permeability. The invention is also directed to methods for returning vascular permeability that is a symptom of a disease or condition to a homeostatic state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335639

Treating pain in patients with hepatic impairment

An extended release composition for an analgesic active pharmaceutical ingredient which may be an opioid, preferably hydrocodone as the only active ingredient. The extended release composition preferably comprises a extended release composition which may be in the form of beads contained in an oral dosage form such as gelatin capsules. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335508

Rotating bed for medical care

The present invention provides a rotating bed for medical care, which includes: a bed frame structure, a bed body structure as well as a pivotal turning structure. The bed frame structure includes a fixed support. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335504

Chair-men leverage assistance for any lift chair

“the chair-men” is a device not currently available when purchasing a lift chair for someone requiring additional assistance when exiting or returning to the chair. The lift chair creates a slippery non-level armrest surface when the chair is raised to the inclined upward position. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335347

Handle unit and surgical device

A handle unit for a surgical device that operates an end effector to give various kinds of treatments, includes: a handle main body having a fixed member; a support section that is supported by the same hand of the user and is movable along a turning plane defined by moving closer to or away from the fixed member; a first coupling section that is coupled with the handle main body by moving the support section along the turning plane; a second coupling section that has an extended axis defined by the first coupling section and the support section and is configured to turn the support section in a periaxial direction orthogonal to the extended axis; and a third coupling section that is configured to turn the support section in the periaxial direction of the extended axis.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335128

Hair dryer

The invention relates to hair dryers. Various techniques for improving air flow in hair dryers are described, including a hair dryer providing laminar flow air. ... Corning Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150335062

Flavor source for non-burning inhalation type tobacco product, and non-burning inhalation type tobacco product

A flavor source (1) for non-combustion inhalation-type tobacco products which is a non-combustion inhalation-type tobacco that comprises a powdery or granular raw-material tobacco, a binder with which the raw-material tobacco has been bonded together, and menthol and that has been molded by thermal fusion bonding, wherein the ratio of the weight of the menthol to the weight of the raw-material tobacco is 0.15 or higher and the difference in solubility parameter between the binder and the menthol is 2.0 or less.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334850

Method of manufacturing wiring substrate, and wiring substrate

. . . . A method of manufacturing a wiring substrate according to the present invention includes a step of forming a wiring layer including connection terminals on a first insulating layer; a step of forming a second insulating layer on the wiring layer and on the first insulating layer; a step of forming electrically insulative dummy portions separated from the wiring layer on the first insulating layer through patterning of the second insulating layer; a step of forming a third insulating layer on the wiring layer, on the dummy portions, and on the first insulating layer; and a step of forming openings in the third insulating layer for exposing the connection terminals in such a manner that upper end portions of the connection terminals protrude from the third insulating layer, and lower end portions of the connection terminals are embedded in the third insulating layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334808

Biosensing electronic devices

The device consists of measuring aspects of human activity or emotion and then communicating that information to an adjustable lighting device or electronic display (as part of a phone, tablet, computer etc) such that the color temperature (or luminance) of the display or lamp is adjusted to match the mood of the user e.g. Warmer in the evening close to the end of the day, and cooler in the morning for productivity.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334754

Method and network element for controlling ue's state transition in proximity wireless communication

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for controlling state transition of a user equipment ue in proximity wireless communication. A method can comprise: learning about an associated agent's context of a connected ue and said ue's capability; deciding to put the connected ue into virtual associated state; sending to said ue a message with indication of putting said ue into said virtual associated state as well as the ue's context; and maintaining said associated agent's context of the ue.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334658

Affecting device action based on a distance of a user's eyes

In one embodiment, a phone detects a distance of the eyes of a user to determine if the user is looking at the phone prior to the phone initiating one or more predetermined actions. This is useful, for example, to prevent unwanted activation of a control on the phone as when a user inadvertently touches a control on the phone while taking the phone out of a pocket. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334531

Methods and systems for monitoring moving ue/vehicle speed in wireless networks

A network node in a mobile network monitors vehicle speed based on the registered user equipments (ues)/vehicles. The network node receives information of the moving ue/vehicle from other network nodes in the mobile network, and determines the corresponding ue/vehicle moving speed information based on the collected information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334485

Illuminated headphone system

A headphone system includes a first audio speaker assembly and a second audio speaker assembly, a connecting body extending between the first and second audio speaker assemblies, and a light-diffusing fiber coupled with the connecting body, the light-diffusing fiber having a glass core and a cladding. At least one of the glass core and a core-cladding interface includes a plurality of light scattering structures. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334458

Audience segmentation using machine-learning

A method and system for audience segmentation is described, the method and system including preparing a plurality of guidebooks of prior probability distributions for content items and user profile attributes, the prior probabilities and user profile attributes being extractable from within audience measurement data, receiving raw audience measurement data, analyzing, at a processor, the received raw audience measurement data using the prepared plurality of guidebooks, generating a plurality of clusters of data per user household as a result of the analyzing, correlating viewing activity to each cluster within an identified household, predicting a profile of a viewer corresponding to each cluster within the identified household, applying classifier rules in order to assign viewing preference tags to each predicted profile, and assigning each predicted profile viewing preferences based on the viewing preference tags assigned to that profile related systems, methods, and apparatus are also described.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334395

Method for dual pass rate control video encoding

A method of dual-pass rate control video encoding and an encoder are disclosed. Uncompressed input video is received with a video encoder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334359

Image processing device, image capture device, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image processing device includes a demosaicing process device, a luminance system image data acquisition device that acquires luminance system image data as image data regarding the luminance, a point image restoration process execution device, an information acquisition device that acquires control information concerning execution of the point image restoration process on the basis of imaging information concerning an imaging condition of a subject, and a point image restoration process control device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334070

Send2mobile cloud system

The present invention is a cloud-based remote platform as a service (paas) system, which utilizes a short message service (sms), multi-media message service (mms) and enhanced messaging service (ems) based platforms to create an interactive communication and a reverse marketing system, providing merchants, retailers and/or sellers the means to rapidly and effectively communicate with their respective customers or customer base. By embedding the present invention onto each product page of the merchant or retailer's website, the merchant and/or retailer is providing its respective customers with the ability to directly communicate with the merchant and/or retailer, in nearly real time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334011

Traffic interconnection between virtual devices

According to an example, a virtual port is configured for a current virtual device (vd) to interconnect the current vd with other vds. The virtual port may be a layer 3 port and route learning and advertising of port information may be performed through the virtual port.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333952

Method and system for link switching

The disclosure provides a method and system for link switching. The method includes: acquiring a warning message, wherein the warning message is sent via broadcast or multicast by a line card where a failure of a link occurs; executing link switching according to the warning message. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333830

Multimode optical transmission system employing modal-conditioning fiber

A multimode optical fiber transmission system that employs an optical fiber with at least one modal-conditioning fiber is disclosed. The system includes a single-mode transmitter that generates modulated light having a wavelength between 800 nm and 1600 nm; an optical receiver configured to receive and detect the modulated light; a multimode optical fiber that defines an optical path between the single-mode transmitter and the optical receiver, the multimode optical fiber having a core with a diameter d40 and a refractive index profile configured to optimally transmit light at a nominal wavelength of 850 nm; and at least one modal-conditioning fiber operably disposed in the optical path to perform at least one of modal filtering and modal converting of the optical modulated light.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333829

Multimode optical fiber transmission system including single mode fiber

Some embodiments of the disclosure relate to an optical transmission system that operates at a wavelength in the range from 950 nm to 1600 nm and that employs a single-mode optical transmitter and an optical receiver optically coupled to respective ends of a multimode fiber designed for 850 nm multimode operation. The optical transmission system also employs at least one single mode fiber situated within the optical pathway between the optical transmitter and the receiver and coupled to the multimode fiber.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333601

Audible warning system for generator system

An audible warning system for a generator system is provided. The generator system includes a surge suppressor and a rectifier assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333483

Light-source including a planar array of diode-laser bars

A light-source includes a planar array of diode-laser bars and a plurality of turning-mirrors arranged to stack beams from the diode-laser bars in the fast-axis direction to provide a first combined beam. Six plane mirrors are arranged to divide the combined beam into three beam-slices, each having one-third the slow-axis width of the first combined beam, and add the beam-slices in the fast-axis direction to provide a second combined beam having about one-third the slow-axis width and three-times the fast-axis length of those of the first combined beam. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333472

Bidirectional long cavity semiconductor laser for improved power and efficiency

The invention relates to bi-directional long-cavity semiconductor lasers for high power applications having two ar coated facets (2ar) to provide an un-folded cavity with enhanced output power. The lasers exhibit more uniform photon and carrier density distributions along the cavity than conventional uni-directional high-power lasers, enabling longer lasers with greater output power and lasing efficiency due to reduced longitudinal hole burning. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333455

Power strip

A power strip includes a power plug, an outlet block electrically connected thereto, and a light control module disposed inside the outlet block. The outlet block has at least one electrical socket and a luminous warning field. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333301

Electric tool powered by a plurality of battery packs and adapter therefor

An electric power tool comprises a main body supporting a tool and an electric motor housed in the main body for driving the tool. A plurality of first battery interfaces is configured to removably receive or attach a plurality of first battery packs and to electrically connect the plurality of attached first battery packs in series with the electric motor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333247

Thermoelectric conversion element and manufacturing method for the same

Concerning a thermoelectric conversion element, it is desired to provide a new spin current to charge current conversion material. A thermoelectric conversion element includes a magnetic layer possessing in-plane magnetization, and an electromotive layer magnetically coupled to the magnetic layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333234

Method and apparatus for coupling light-emitting elements with light-converting material

Light-emitting elements such as leds are associated with light-converting material such as phosphor and/or other material. A donor substrate comprising the light-converting and/or other material is suitably placed relative to a target substrate associated with the light-emitting elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333201

Photovoltaic devices with plasmonic nanoparticles

This application describes photovoltaic devices that include, in some embodiments, plasmonic nanoparticles and colloidal quantum dots and that have enhanced photovoltaic conversion efficiencies. This application also describes methods of making and using photovoltaic devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333182

Method of fabricating array substrate, array substrate, and display device

The embodiments of the present invention provide a method of fabricating an array substrate, including steps of funning a thin film transistor, a pixel electrode and a common electrode line, wherein the step of forming the thin film transistor includes steps of forming patterns of a gate, a gate insulation layer, a semiconductor layer, an etch stop layer, a source and a drain, and the gate and the common electrode line are formed in the same layer. In the method, a gate insulation film and a semiconductor film are sequentially formed, and a pattern including the semiconductor layer is formed by one patterning process; and then an etch stop film is formed, and as pattern including the gate insulation layer and the etch stop layer is formed by one patterning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333159

Method for manufacturing a tft array substrate comprising a zinc oxide semiconductor layer and an ohmic contact layer

A method for manufacturing thin film transistor array substrate is disclosed. The method includes sequentially depositing a semiconductor layer and an ohmic contact layer on the base substrate formed with a gate insulator and patterning the semiconductor layer and the ohmic contact layer, wherein the material of the semiconductor layer is zinc oxide, and the material of the ohmic contact layer is gaxzn1-xo, where 0<x≦1.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333150

Method of fabricating a transistor using contact etch stop layers

A method for fabricating a field-effect transistor includes forming a spacer adjacent to sidewalls of a gate structure. The method further includes forming silicide regions in a substrate adjacent to the spacer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333148

Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the same

Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the semiconductor devices are provided. The methods may include forming a sacrificial gate pattern on a substrate, forming a first spacer on a sidewall of the sacrificial gate pattern and forming a first interlayer dielectric (ild) layer covering a sidewall of the first spacer and exposing a top surface of the first spacer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333131

High density static random access memory array having advanced metal patterning

Methods and apparatus directed toward a high density static random access memory (sram) array having advanced metal patterning are provided. In an example, provided is a method for fabricating an sram. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333125

High voltage power semiconductor device on sic

4h sic epiwafers with thickness of 50-100 μm are grown on 4° off-axis substrates. Surface morphological defect density in the range of 2-6 cm−2 is obtained from inspection of the epiwafers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333029

Package substrate and method for fabricating the same

A package substrate and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The method includes providing a substrate body having a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, a plurality of first electrical connecting pads disposed on the first surface; mounting a metal board on the first electrical connecting pads; and patterning the metal board so as to define a plurality of metal pillars corresponding to the first electrical connecting pads. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333002

Conductive line patterning

A conductive line structure includes two conductive lines in a layout. The two cut lines are over at least a part of the two conductive lines in the layout. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332973

Semiconductor structure and method for manufacturing same

The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure, which comprises: a) forming gate lines extending in a direction on a substrate; b) forming a photoresist layer that covers the semiconductor structure; patterning the photoresist layer to form openings across the gate lines; c) narrowing the openings by forming a self-assembly copolymer inside the openings; and d) cutting the gate lines via the openings to make the gate lines insulated at the openings. Through forming an additional layer on the inner wall of the openings of the photoresist layer, the method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure provided by the present invention manages to reduce the distance between the two opposite walls of the openings in the direction of gate width, namely, the method manages to reduce the distance between the ends of electrically isolated gates located on the same line where it is unnecessary to manufacture a cut mask whose lines are extremely fine. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332965

Display device and manufacturing method thereof

A manufacture method for display device includes the steps of: (a) forming a metal film on a substrate; (b) forming a metal layer by patterning the metal film; and (c) following the step (b) and forming, on the metal layer, a low reflection layer of a resin. The step (b) includes the steps of: (b1) forming an etching protection film; (b2) patterning the etching protection film; and (b3) following the step (b2) and etching the metal film.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332810

Illuminable transmission cable

An illuminable transmission cable includes an electrical conductor, a light-diffusing fiber having a glass core and a cladding, at least one of the glass core and a core-cladding interface having a plurality of scattering structures. The light-diffusing fiber is configured to optically couple with a light source which emits light into the light-diffusing fiber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332664

Electronic book with voice emulation features

A method and system for providing text-to-audio conversion of an electronic book displayed on a viewer. A user selects a portion of displayed text and converts it into audio. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332650

Display device and drive method thereof

Provided are a display device capable of preventing burning by suppressing occurrence of a vcom shift which occurs when a liquid crystal panel is driven for a long period of time, and a drive method thereof. Since a source output voltage corresponding to each of tone levels from a tone value 0 to a tone value 224 agrees with a flicker regulation voltage, a shift amount from the flicker regulation voltage is set to 0 mv, and a source output voltage corresponding to a tone value 255 is obtained by further adding +40 mv as a shift amount to 4.05 v which is the flicker regulation voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332645

Gate signal line drive circuit and display device

A gate signal line driving circuit includes plural basic circuits, each outputting to a gate signal line a gate signal which is high during a high signal period and low during a low signal period. Each of the basic circuits includes: agate line high voltage application circuit which is turned on in accordance with the high signal period to apply the high voltage to the gate signal line; a gate line low voltage application circuit which is turned on in accordance with the low signal period to apply the low voltage to the gate signal line; and a second gate line low voltage application circuit which is turned on to apply the low voltage to the gate signal line in at least a part of a period between turning off the gate line high voltage application circuit and turning on the gate line low voltage application circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332617

Edge hazard warning device

The present invention provides a device for displaying hazard indicia, having a stanchion defining a first end and a second end, whereby the first end defines a first cross section that is smaller than a second cross section of the second end; a base adapted to removably receive the second end of the stanchion so as to maintain the stanchion in a vertical position; and a means for allowing the device to be collinearly stacked on top of a second device such that only the second end of the device and the second end of the second device contact.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332601

Piano learning system

A piano learning system includes a midi controller, a plurality of lights, a pair of color-coded gloves, and an external midi instrument, where the midi controller is electrically connected with the plurality of lights and the external midi instrument. The midi controller illuminates at least one light from the plurality of lights so that the user is able to practice the correct notes and the correct fingerings of a musical score through the external midi instrument. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332596

Integrated learning system

Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for delivering educational content and services. According to one embodiment, delivering educational content and services can comprise storing a plurality of content objects, each comprising a discrete piece of educational content. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332595

Integrated user authentication and proctoring system for online and distance education courses and methods of use

The present invention relates to an integrated student authentication and proctoring system for online and distance education programs, methods of producing the same, and methods of utilizing the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a software plugin or api that integrates with an existing learning management system (lms) to provide customizable settings that enables one party (e.g., an academic institution or instructor) to take photos, compare photo from existing database, video, audio recordings, screen shots, thumb and finger print scan, retina scan, and/or provide security questions that must be answered by another party (e.g., student being tested) in order to authenticate the user and deter academic dishonesty.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332575

Pharmaceutical warning system and method

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a system and a method for pharmaceutical packaging with an audio warning and/or instruction. In accordance with one aspect of the approach, a sound and light generating pharmaceutical package includes a medical container having an interior space, a cover for preventing unauthorized access to the interior space, a sound and light module affixed to the medical container, the sound and light module containing a pre-recorded digital medical notice and a means for playing the digital warning; and a trigger mechanism configured to cause a visual signal and the sound module to play the medical notice when the cover is moved to allow access to the interior of the container.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332572

Method and apparatus for detecting a hazard alarm signal

An apparatus and method for detecting a pattern warning signal from a hazard alarm. In one embodiment, a buffer memory is used to store filtered, digitized information from an audio or optical detection device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332483

Methods of modelling and characterising heart fiber geometry

The identification and determination of aspects of the construction of a patient's heart is important for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in the diagnosis, analysis, treatment, and management of cardiac patients. For example minimally invasive heart surgery demands knowledge of heart geometry, heart fiber orientation, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332411

Insurance claims and rate evasion fraud system based upon vehicle history

A system and method of identifying warning signs of fraud associated with vehicle insurance transactions is presented. The system and method operate by identifying a vehicle, retrieving vehicle history information about the vehicle and determining if the vehicle history information indicates potential fraud based on factors which show a relationship between said vehicle history information and potential fraud incidents. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332217

Method for returning item

A method for returning an item includes a user obtaining an item from an item source. The item may then be used and converted into an at least partially used item. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332199

System and method for communicating reports within an enterprise to external modules

An interface receives data from a plurality of data sources. A processor applies quality control rules to the data and compares the data to historical data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332173

Learning method, information conversion device, and recording medium

A learning method includes: counting any one of or some of the number of labels added to each of feature amount vectors included in a learning data set, the number of types of the label, the number of feature amount vectors added with the same label, and the number of data pairs used for learning of a hyperplane, by a processor; first selecting, according to a result of the counting, one or more generation methods from a plurality of previously stored generation methods that generate the data pairs from the learning data set, by the processor; generating, using the selected generation methods, the data pairs from the feature amount vectors included in the learning data set, by the processor; and first learning, using the generated data pairs, the hyperplane that divides a feature amount vector space, by the processor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332172

Learning method, information processing device, and recording medium

A learning method includes: randomly selecting one or more feature vectors from feature vectors for learning to form a sample set, by a processor; selecting, from the feature vectors for learning, one of feature vectors appended with a label different from a label appended to a feature vector included in the sample set as a reference vector, the selecting being carried out based on a generalized average of distance from a feature vector included in the sample set, by the processor; and learning a hyperplane that divides a feature vector space, the learning being carried out using a pair of one of feature vectors appended with a label different from a label appended to the reference vector, among the feature vectors for learning, and the selected reference vector, by the processor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332169

Introducing user trustworthiness in implicit feedback based search result ranking

User trustworthiness may be introduced in implicit feedback based supervised machine learning systems. A set of training data examples may be scored based on the trustworthiness of users associated respectively with the training data examples. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332168

Detection of communication topic change

A computer processor determines a first span of a communication, wherein a span includes content associated with one or more dialog statements. If the content of the first span contains one or more topic change indicators which are identified by at least one detector of a learning model, the computer processor, in response, generates scores for each of the one or more indicators. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332167

System and method for modeling and/or analyzing manufacturing processes

Systems and techniques for modeling and/or analyzing manufacturing processes are presented. A dataset component generates a plurality of binary classification datasets based on process data associated with one or more fabrication tools. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332166

Machine learning-based user behavior characterization

This disclosure is directed to machine learning-based user behavior characterization. An example system may comprise a device including a user interface module to present content to a user and to collect user data (e.g., including user biometric data) during the content presentation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332165

Hierarchical hybrid batch-incremental learning

In one embodiment, a machine learning model for predicting one or more metrics is run in a network which includes a centralized controller device interconnected with a plurality of edge devices. A batch version of the machine learning model that operates in batch mode is hosted at the centralized controller device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332153

Method for analyzing geographical regions and detecting areas of interest

A method for analyzing geographical regions and detecting areas of interest by a exploration system comprising a sensor and a digital data processing center. The method includes a first phase of learning the intrinsic appearance of each geographical region, in which a database of knowledge comprising groups of digital data is generated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332152

Systems and methods for generating models for physical systems using sentences in a formal grammar

A human expert creates sentences in a formal grammar to describe the state of a physical system through aspects of the behavior of such systems. A software process combines these sentences with historical data about physical systems of the same type and uses machine learning to generate a model that detects this state in such systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332145

Traffic shaping based on predicted network resources

In one embodiment, a committed information rate (cr) prediction is received from a machine learning model that corresponds to a predicted average traffic rate supported by a network connection. A traffic shaping strategy is adjusted based on the cr prediction. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332126

Image processing apparatus, method of processing image, and program

An image processing apparatus calculating to determine one category, to which an input image data belongs, among categories, which are provided to classify image data, includes a convolution processing unit which performs a convolution process using a first coefficient used for calculating to determine the one category and previously learnt; total combination processing units which are prepared for each category performs a total combination process for a processing result obtained by the convolution processing unit using a second coefficient used for calculating to determine the one category and previously learnt, and calculates to determine the one category; and a normalization unit which performs normalization of a processing result obtained by the total combination processing unit for each category, wherein the convolution processing unit performs learning of the first coefficient in common with the categories, and the total combination processing unit performs learning of the second coefficient for each category.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332094

Smart glasses with rear camera

The present invention relates to smart glasses, and the smart glasses include: a frame mounted with lens; a pair of temples extended in one direction from both side ends of the frame so as to face each other; a rear camera mounted at an end of the temple and configured to photograph a rear image of a wearer; a display unit installed at one side of the lens and configured to display the rear image photographed by the rear camera; and a control device configured to control an operation of each of the constituent elements, thereby enabling a user to check a situation in the rear view without turning his/her head.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332049

System and method for determining description-to-permission fidelity in mobile applications

A system and method are described to automatically assess description-to-permission fidelity of applications. The system and method can employ techniques in natural language processing and a learning-based algorithm to relate description with permissions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332041

Relay apparatus, system, relay method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A relay apparatus includes a memory that stores a user management table used to manage user information including state information indicating a state of a right of use of a service for every user; a receiving unit that receives a request to delete the right of use of the user from a client apparatus; a changing unit that changes a value of the state information about the user corresponding to the request in the state information to a value indicating deletion; a transmitting unit that transmits a response to the received request; and a process executing unit that executes a process for deleting data concerning the user the state information about whom has the value indicating the deletion from a storage area of the relay apparatus, in which the data is stored, and a storage area of another relay apparatus, in which the data is stored, at predetermined timing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331918

Business intelligence document

A business intelligence (bi) document preserves references to identities and formats of remote data sources and allows a local computing device to offload analytical operations to remote data sources. The bi document specifies a graph of entities connected by directed edges from the output of one entity to an input of another entity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331884

Primary key generator

Systems and methods for reclaiming and reusing primary key values are provided. According to one embodiment, multiple unused primary key values of a database application are reclaimed by a key generator by locating a gap in a sequence of a primary key column of the database application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331778

Evaluating reliability of a software module using development life cycle

Reliability of one or more software modules is projected according to a current state in a development life cycle of the software modules and any of various additional indicators. Preferably, a data processing support provider separate from the service-providing enterprise maintains historical field support data concerning significant field defect events with respect to various resources, and uses this data for projecting reliability of the resources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331762

Active host and backup host in a host arrangement for communicating with a terminal connected to an ip network

A method in a host arrangement for communicating with a terminal connected to an ip communication network. The arrangement comprises at least two hosts, one operating as active host and the remaining at least one host operating as backup host(s). ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331737

Evaluating reliability of a software module using development life cycle

Reliability of one or more software modules is projected according to a current state in a development life cycle of the software modules and any of various additional indicators. Preferably, a data processing support provider separate from the service-providing enterprise maintains historical field support data concerning significant field defect events with respect to various resources, and uses this data for projecting reliability of the resources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331674

Social-based information recommendation system

Techniques are described herein that are capable of recommending information that is contextually related to code using a social data graph. A machine learning technique is used to determine that the information is contextually related to the code. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331336

Substrate and patterning device for use in metrology, metrology method and device manufacturing method

A pattern from a patterning device is applied to a substrate by a lithographic apparatus. The applied pattern includes product features and metrology targets. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331325

Method of patterning a device

A photopolymer layer is formed on an organic device substrate and exposed to patterned radiation. The photopolymer layer includes a photopolymer comprising at least a first repeating unit having an acid-catalyzed, solubility-altering reactive group, wherein the total fluorine content of the photopolymer is less than 30% by weight. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331324

Methods for small trench patterning using chemical amplified photoresist compositions

A method for forming a pattern on a substrate is described. The method includes providing a substrate, forming a photosensitive layer over the substrate, exposing the photosensitive layer to a first exposure energy through a first mask, exposing the photosensitive layer to a second exposure energy through a second mask, baking the photosensitive layer, and developing the exposed photosensitive layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331257

Method of forming variable focus eyewear

A method of forming a support member to a flexible membrane is provided by the present disclosure. In one form, the method includes placing the flexible membrane onto an outer periphery of a fixed tool, translating a movable tool towards the fixed tool, and engaging the flexible membrane such that the flexible membrane is deformed and placed into tension. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331234

Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus including the same

An image forming apparatus includes an optical scanning device and one or more second driving motors. The optical scanning device includes a polygon mirror, an optical scanning system for forming an image of the beam light on a surface to be scanned, a folding mirror for returning the beam light so as to be led to a photosensitive drum, and a housing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331192

Systems and methods for optically connecting fiber arrays with paired transmit and receive fibers

Systems and methods for optically connecting first and second fiber arrays at different locations with paired transmit and received fibers are disclosed. A method includes establishing at a first location first and second fiber arrays of fibers t and r, and establishing at a second location third and fourth fiber arrays of fibers t′ and r′. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331181

Multimode optical fiber and system including such

A multimode optical fiber comprising: a core with a diameter d40 and a refractive index profile configured to optimally transmit light at a wavelength λ1=850 nm and to propagate lp01 mode at another wavelength λo, where λo>950 nm, the multimode fiber has a lp01 mode field diameter lp01mfdmmλ0 and 8.5 μm<lp01mfdmmλ0<11 μm.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331149

Anti-glare and anti-sparkle transparent structures

A distortion-reducing anti-glare (drag) structure is disclosed, wherein the drag structure includes first and second transparent mediums. The first transparent medium has a first refractive index and a first light-scattering anti-glare (ag) surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330891

Inspection device and inspection system for display substrate

The present disclosure relates to a technical field of display substrate inspection. The present disclosure discloses an inspection device and an inspection system for display substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330810

Device for detecting an angular travel of a vehicle control member

The invention relates to a device for detecting angular movement of a control member of a vehicle, the device comprising at least one driving portion (1) arranged to be driven in turning by the control member about a first axis (x0) and at least one sensor for measuring angular movement of the driving portion about the first axis (11, 12, 13), the sensor having a pivot input shaft (14, 15, 16) that extends in a direction substantially parallel to the first axis and that is connected to move in turning with the driving portion by connection means. According to the invention, the connection means comprise at least a first connecting rod (17, 35) hinged to the driving part and at least one link (21, 22, 23) the link being hinged at a first end (21a, 22a, 23a) to the first connecting rod and having a second end (21b, 22b, 23b) connected to move in turning with the input shaft of the sensor so that angular movement of the driving portion acts via the first connecting rod to drive corresponding angular movement of the input shaft of the sensor.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330638

Hearth apparatus

An apparatus having a substantially air-sealed, transparent, front through which a flame within the firebox may be viewed. The apparatus may include a burner configured to hold and burn a liquid fuel and positioned so as to cause a flame from the burning, fuel to appear within the firebox. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330592

Warning light with tinted lens

A warning light includes a lens or cover is tinted with a grey or “smoke” tint that is not spectrally selective or alternatively referred to as “neutral density” in that it reduces transmission of all colors of light equally. The objective of the neutral tinted “smoked” lens is to reduce the conspicuity of warning lights when not in use. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330553

Laundry dryer with fire-resistant shielding

A laundry dryer includes a cabinet, a rotatable drum within the cabinet, a plurality of rollers rotatably supporting the rotatable drum, a process air moisture condensing device provided in a casing in a basement of the laundry dryer, and a water pipe operatively connected to at least one component of the condensing device. The laundry dryer comprises at least one fire-protection shield which contains a fire or burning within the cabinet of the laundry dryer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330144

Sunshade driving device having a returning function of a wheel driving member

The present invention relates to the sunshade driving device comprising that: a returning function of a manually driving module (410) is actuated by a ball chain or a rotating string; a rotating shaft (421) is attachable/detachable to the power drive means or the rotating shaft stopping means separated from a manual driving module; at least one pick-up member (452, 452′) to directly drive the sunshade rotating shaft or driving the rotating shaft (421) by the manual drive module (410); a wheel driving member (415′) having a manual pulley (415a) or a manual driving wheel (412b) being fitted the ball chain or rotating string; wherein the wheel drive member (415′) will be engaged to the manual rotating wheel (412b) and the manual pulley (415a) for rotating together in one direction, and the wheel driving member (415′) will disengaged the manual rotating wheel (412b) and the manual pulley (415a) for independently rotating each other in opposite direction activated by a bi-directional driving clutch (415b).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330128

Hinge with large open-close angle for funiture door

A hinge with large open-close angle for furniture door includes a retaining bracket connected to wallboard, a sliding seat connected to the door and a hinge module connected with the retaining bracket and the sliding seat. The hinge module includes a fixed arm, a link arm, the first turning arm, the second turning arm and the third turning arm hinged successively. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330113

Customer coaching method for location of e-latch backup handles

A powered door latch system for vehicles includes a controller configured to receive data concerning vehicle operating conditions. The door latch system also includes at least one electrically powered door latch having a powered actuator that can be actuated by the controller to unlatch the electrically powered latch. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330100

Door lock

The invention relates to a door lock having an oblique bolt. In the invention, stress of the parts of the oblique bolt susceptible to wear is reduced, wherein they remain functional longer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329957

Deposition and patterning using emitted electrons

A method of creating a localized deposition on a sample in a vacuum chamber having an ion source generating a positively-charged beam of ions and a separate source of primary radiation generating a beam of radiation. An ion beam from the ion source is directed toward the sample, and the primary radiation beam is applied to the sample to generate emitted electrons from the sample. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329813

Multilayered cell culture apparatus

A multilayered cell culture apparatus for the culturing of cells is disclosed. The cell culture apparatus is defined as an integral structure having a plurality of cell culture chambers in combination with tracheal space(s). ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329681

Organopolysiloxane, curable silicone composition, cured product thereof, and optical semiconductor

The present invention relates to a curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane represented by a specific average unit formula, (b) an optional straight-chain organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups and not having any silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, (c) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. The curable silicone composition has high reactivity and forms a cured product with low gas permeability.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329416

Glass articles with low-friction coatings

Coated pharmaceutical packages are disclosed. In embodiments, a coated pharmaceutical package includes a glass body comprising a first surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329415

Glass and methods of making glass articles

Surface modification layers (30) and associated heat treatments, that may be provided on a sheet (20), a carrier (10), or both, to control both room-temperature van der waals (and/or hydrogen) bonding and high temperature covalent bonding between the thin sheet and carrier. The room-temperature bonding is controlled so as to be sufficient to hold the thin sheet and carrier together during vacuum processing, wet processing, and/or ultrasonic cleaning processing, for example. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329413

Transparent glass-ceramic articles, glass-ceramic precursor glasses and methods for forming the same

Embodiments of glass ceramic articles and precursor glasses are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the glass-ceramic articles are transparent and include a nepheline phase and a phosphate phase. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329410

Alkali selenogermanate glasses

Selenogermanate, selenogallo- or selenoindo-germanate glasses that are modified by alkali metals, for example, na or li and, as such, are characterized by high alkali ion mobility or conductivity. Ionic conducting chalcogenide glasses have potential application as an electrolyte medium for solid state batteries.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329408

Surface nitrided alkali-free glasses

Alkali-free glasses are disclosed having (in weight %) 50≦sio2≦80%, 2≦al2o3≦17%, 8≦b2o3≦36%, and greater than or equal to 2% and less than or equal to 25% of at least one of cao, mgo, bao, sro or zno. The alkali-free glasses can have a surface layer with greater than 0.2 weight % n. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329402

Mold assemblies for forming shaped glass articles

Mold assemblies for forming shaped glass articles are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a mold assembly may include a mold body including a mold cavity, a support base, and a plenum body extending between the mold body and the support base. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329401

Methods and apparatuses for reducing heat loss from edge directors

An apparatus and methods for making a glass ribbon includes a forming wedge with a pair of inclined forming surface portions converging along a downstream direction to form a root. The apparatus further includes an edge director intersecting with at least one of the pair of downwardly inclined forming surface portions, and a replaceable heating cartridge configured to direct heat to the edge director and thermally shield the edge director from heat loss. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329225

Methods and apparatuses for sanitizing or sterilizing and filling containers

The present disclosure relates in some aspects to methods and apparatuses for sterilizing, sanitizing, and/or otherwise removing contaminants from, filling, and/or capping containers, such as bottles. In some aspects, the containers are reusable bottles containing or designed to hold drinking water. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329142

Stability control device

A stability control device is provided that controls a turning amount of the turning unit based on a steer-by-wire turning amount corresponding to a steering amount of a steering unit that is mechanically detached from the turning unit and based on a suppression turning amount for suppressing a yaw angle that is generated to a vehicle by a disturbance. The stability control device corrects the suppression turning amount to increase as the lateral position of a host vehicle becomes closer to the white line, when controlling the steering reaction force that is applied to the steering unit based on the steering amount, without reflecting the suppression turning amount on the steering reaction force that is applied to the steering unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329140

Steering system

A steering system includes a motor control apparatus that controls driving of a motor based on an assist command value. The motor control apparatus includes an angle command value calculating unit that calculates an angle command value based on an input value including a steering torque, and calculates an assist component through execution of angle feedback control allowing a turning angle of a vehicle to follow the angle command value. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329115

Method and system for guidance of driver behaviour during driving of vehicles

A method for guidance of driver behaviour during driving of a vehicle (1) in hilltop driving: the steps of continuously determining topography along the vehicle's itinerary for determining a profile of the vehicle's speed (v); presenting (s2) the vehicle driver with suggestions for action concerning the driving of the vehicle for a desired reduction of fuel consumption, the action includes reduced power mobilisation before a hilltop transition. A profile of the vehicle speed (v) is determined as a result of the action, whereby the step of presenting (s2) the vehicle's driver with suggestions for said action, is subject to consideration to subconditions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329109

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided with a first driving force control means that controls a turning performance of a vehicle by controlling a driving force delivered from a prime mover to driving wheels so as to adjust the turning condition of the vehicle to an intended turning condition. The first driving force control means is configured to calculate a correction amount of the driving force required to adjust an actual turning condition of the vehicle to the intended turning condition, and to restrict the correction amount to zero or smaller so as not to increase the driving force if the correction amount is positive value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329047

Blind spot detection module

Provided is a blind spot detection module, including: a light source module linked with a sensor signal for detection of an object in an area behind a vehicle to emit light; and a reflector module including a warning optical pattern for transmitting light emitted from the light source module, wherein the light source module comprises a light guide member adopted to receive a light emitting element and to guide light to the reflector module.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329045

Vehcile detection and warning system

A vehicle warning system, facing rearward, identifies approaching motor vehicles and warns a cyclist that a vehicle is approaching. The system can be configured for either right hand drive or left hand drive roadways. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329044

Vehicle collision avoidance

A monitoring area may be defined for a monitoring device attached to a first object, wherein the monitoring area moves with the monitoring device. The monitoring device may detect a second object in the monitoring area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329043

Warning to a pedestrian in dangerous situation

A method of controlling a vehicle to increase pedestrian protection comprises monitoring data from a plurality of sensors with an electronic control unit and determining a probability that a detected object proximate to the vehicle is a pedestrian. A first warning is provided to the pedestrian with at least one of an audible and visual warning. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329039

Blinker-activated warning system for vehicles

A warning system for a vehicle includes an alarm sound generating unit connectable to a control circuit controlling side blinkers signals for the vehicle and which generates an alarm sound upon actuation by an operator of the vehicle. The alarm sound generating unit is also connectable to a brake signal control circuit controlling brake signals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329038

Group riding problem warning system

A group riding problem warning system allows an individual participating in a group ride to communicate an indication of a problem to each other rider. The system includes a plurality of warning units. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329011

Electric vehicle

An electric motorcycle includes an electric motor, a manual transmission, a shift drum potentiometer, and an ecu. When it is determined based on an input from the shift drum potentiometer that a transmission manipulation has been performed, the ecu executes a first control operation when switching from a power transmission state to a power cut state and executes a second control operation when returning from the power cut state to the power transmission state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329009

Backup energy source for automotive systems and related control method

A backup energy source (1) for an automotive system (102) in a motor vehicle (101) is designed to receive a main supply voltage (vbatt), during a normal operating condition, and to provide a backup supply voltage (vsc) during a failure operating condition, different from the normal operating condition. The backup energy source (1) has a control unit (2), and a supercapacitor group (4), operable by the control unit (2) to store energy during the normal operating condition and to provide the backup supply voltage (vsc) during the failure operating condition. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150329000

In-cable-control box for charging of electric vehicle and scheduled charging method thereof

Disclosed are an in-cable control box for charging an electric vehicle and a scheduled charging method thereof. The in-cable control box includes an input unit that receives selection of a charging mode and settings according to the charging mode; a display unit that displays a charging state; a warning unit that outputs a warning sound corresponding to change in the charging state; a power supply that supplies electric power to an on-board charger of an electric vehicle; and a controller that regulates electric power from the power supply to the on-board charger according to the charging mode and settings received through the input unit, controls the display unit to display a charging state, and controls the warning unit to output a warning sound corresponding to change in the charging state.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328990

Vehicle display device

A vehicle display device includes a display showing surface configured to form a showing area and show driving information in image through a display; a non-display showing surface provided around the display showing surface and configured to form the showing area and switch between showing and non-showing of a notification symbol based on turning-on or turning-off of a back-side light source; and a front-side light source arranged on a side opposite to the back-side light source with the non-display showing surface interposed therebetween, and configured to irradiate the non-display showing surface with light to draw a decorative pattern, regardless of the showing or the non-showing of the notification symbol on the non-display showing surface.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328886

Head driving device, recording head unit, and image forming apparatus

The invention is concerning a head driving device that drives a recording head including a plurality of nozzles and a plurality of pressure generating elements corresponding to the respective nozzles. The head driving device comprises: a plurality of drive waveform generating units corresponding to the respective pressure generating elements, wherein the drive waveform generating units drive the respective pressure generating elements on the basis of pieces of drive waveform information that are set for the respective nozzles so as to approximately equalize ejection characteristics of droplets ejected from the nozzles.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328807

Method for manufacturing three-dimensional lens film

Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a 3d lens film for converting and displaying a 2d image into a 3d image, the method including: a tenth process of manufacturing a copper plate having a plurality of lenses intaglio-patterned on one surface thereof; a twelfth process of coating a transparent liquid resin coating agent on a surface of the intaglio-patterned copper plate; a fourteenth process of removing a liquid resin coating agent at portions other than a portion in which the plurality of intaglio-patterned lenses are disposed; and a sixteenth process of compressing a coating lens film 100 on a surface of the intaglio-patterned copper plate so that a plurality of coating lenses 101 are formed on one surface of the coating lens film 100 to correspond to the patterning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328692

Alignment device, alignment element for such an alignment device, and an alignment method

The invention relates to an alignment device for precisely positioning a first functional element (103), particularly a retainer, on a second functional element (105), particularly a disc, these being detachably secured to each other. In the secured state (fz), (a) at least one alignment element (115) is secured in a housing depression (117) of the first functional element (103) or the second functional element (105) by means of at least one securing element (131); (b) the alignment element (115) is connected to the first functional element (103) by means of at least one securing surface (119) and is in contact with a support surface (123) of said second functional element (105) by means of at least one contact surface (121); (c) a pre-tensioning device (125) acts between said contact surface (121) and support surface (123) and exerts a returning force, for returning to a starting position, onto the contact surface (121) and support surface (123) which are set one towards the other; and (d) the alignment element (115) is arranged laterally sunk into the housing depression (117), said contact surfaces (121) protruding above the lower side (133) of the first functional element (103). ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328688

Turning tool holder and cutting tool insert

A turning tool holder includes a tool body, a cutting tool insert, and a shim. A coolant conduit system extends through the turning tool holder, a first portion of the coolant conduit system extending through the tool body and an end portion of the coolant conduit system extending through the shim. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328554

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

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

11/19/15 / #20150328514

Catching game

The present application is directed to methods and apparatus for playing a throwing game, employing a ball in which the surface of the ball is divided into zones, with indicia contained in each zone. In preferred examples, the ball is shaped like a football, and the indicia indicate number of points to be awarded, if any. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328488

Equipment for the remote control of fire extinguishers and/or hydrants

An equipment for a remote control of fire extinguishers (10) and/or hydrants, comprising a valve group (16), equipped with a manometer and a pressure switch, which is able to control the operating pressure of the known fire extinguishers (10) and/or hydrants, wherein a plurality of micro-switches (18, 19, 20), connected with a wireless transmitter (21), send the received signals to a remote central control unit (22), that is fully programmable locally or remotely and able to send alarms and/or warnings, depending on the programming carried out, to operators, persons in charge and/or maintainers of fire extinguishers (10) and/or hydrants.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150328486

Fire protection trolley and fire protection device comprising a fire protection trolley of this type

A fire protection trolley for securing a burning or flammable article, in particular for the interior of an aircraft or spacecraft, includes a sealable, fire-resistant safety container, and an interface connected to the safety container and formed for connection to a counterpart interface of a smoke gas exhaust line for removing a medium located in the safety container. A fire protection device has a fire protection trolley of this type which may be included in an aircraft or spacecraft.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150327518

Method of monitoring infectious disease, system using the same, and recording medium for performing the same

A method of monitoring an infectious disease, a system using the same, and a recording medium for performing the same are provided. The infectious disease monitoring system includes an imaging device for capturing and transmitting image data on animals managed in a barn, a first server for determining whether a subject suspected of having an infectious disease is detected from the image data and, when the subject suspected of having the infectious disease is detected, transmitting a signal along with the image data, a second server for confirming an occurrence of the infectious disease by analyzing the image data of the subject suspected of having the infectious disease, and transmitting a warning signal when confirmed the occurrence of the infectious disease, and a manager terminal for requesting the image data on the animals to the first server upon receipt of the warning signal and displaying the image data.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150327436

Universally adaptable, easy to load trimmer head with free rotating bump knob

A bump-activated trimmer head for a rotary trimmer of the type that utilizes wound trimmer line to cut vegetation is provided. The rotary trimmer has a shaft defining a rotation axis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327404

Heat transfer component with dendritic crystal structures and purpose and method of use for such a component

A heat transfer component with dendritic crystal structures and a purpose and method of use for such a component; this component is used to resolve the deficiency concerning conventional heat transfer components possessing inadequate surface areas for heat dissipation. Dendritic crystal structure is comprising: a substrate and multiple dendritic crystals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327371

Method of making a flexible multilayer circuit board

A method of making a multilayer circuit board includes: forming and exposing a first polyimide photoresist layer; forming holes in the first polyimide photoresist layer; forming a second metal layer on the first polyimide photoresist layer; forming a first photoresist mask layer on the second metal layer; patterning the first photoresist mask layer and the second metal layer; forming a second polyimide photoresist layer on the patterned second metal layer; exposing the second polyimide photoresist layer; forming a hole in the second polyimide photoresist layer; forming a third metal layer on the second polyimide photoresist layer; and forming and patterning a second photoresist mask layer on the third metal layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327173

Method for controlling a bluetooth connection

A method for controlling a bluetooth connection includes turning off an ignition of a vehicle. It is determined whether a terminal connected to a bluetooth system provided in the vehicle exists or not. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327152

Communication device and communication control method

A communication device serving as a base station configured to notify a mobile station of a warning or an upper device of the base station includes a controller configured to shut down the warning, notified from the base station based on warning information, upon determining the congestion condition of the base station, and a communication part configured to transmit the information regarding a shutdown of warning. Herein, the controller compares a first threshold with a resource usage rate or the amount of resources in the base station, thus determining the congestion condition of the base station. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327055

Techniques for automatically distinguishing between users of a handheld device

Various embodiments for automatically distinguishing between users of a handheld device are described. An embodiment includes collecting sensor data from a user interacting with a handheld device, where the sensor data is collected via embedded sensors in the handheld device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327012

Portable electronic devices having a separate location trigger unit for use in controlling an application unit

A portable electronic device (10) includes a housing (130), a receiver (190, 450) operably coupled to the housing for receiving data regarding a physical location of the portable electronic device, a location trigger unit (300), and an application unit (200). The location trigger unit is operably coupled to the housing and to the receiver, and the location trigger unit comprises a first processor (322). ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326735

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

11/12/15 / #20150326680

System and method for estimating interest in, activity at and occupancy of a physical location

Techniques for determining levels of interest, activity, or occupancy at a physical location can include receiving data corresponding to physical parameters sensed by a plurality of sensors at the physical location. The physical parameters can include temperature, humidity, pressure, sound, distance to an object, visible light, infra-red light, motion of objects, acceleration, magnetic field, vibration, and radio signals. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326668

Adaptation of radio resources allocation in an intelligent transport system enabled cellular mobile network and method for operating such network

An intelligent transport system enabled cellular mobile network, comprising an infrastructure including a number of base stations (5), and a number of vehicles (4) being equipped with both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication facilities, wherein particular events function as trigger for said vehicles (4) to send event specific warning messages to their serving base station (5a) within said infrastructure, is characterized in that said base stations (5) comprise an evaluation module being configured to analyze and categorize warning messages received from any of said vehicles (4) according to predefinable criteria, and to estimate the number of vehicles (4) that may be affected by the event related to a warning message, and a control module for performing uplink radio resource adaptation dependent on said warning message's category and said estimated number of affected vehicles (4).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326609

Designating a voting classifier using distributed learning machines

In one embodiment, possible voting nodes in a network are identified. The possible voting nodes each execute a classifier that is configured to select a label from among a plurality of labels based on a set of input features. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326571

System and method for speaker recognition on mobile devices

A speaker recognition system for authenticating a mobile device user includes an enrollment and learning software module, a voice biometric authentication software module, and a secure software application. Upon request by a user of the mobile device, the enrollment and learning software module displays text prompts to the user, receives speech utterances from the user, and produces a voice biometric print. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326570

Systems and methods for discerning eye signals and continuous biometric identification

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for substantially continuous biometric identification (cbid) of an individual using eye signals in real time. The apparatus is included within a wearable computing device with identification of the device wearer based on iris recognition within one or more cameras directed at one or both eyes, and/or other physiological, anatomical and/or behavioral measures. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326446

Automatic alert generation

Improved techniques of identifying when a device needs of service involve using data analytics to determine conditions when a device administrator of a computerized device is to be sent an alert regarding that device. Along these lines, a device monitoring system receives state data from a device that indicates the device is in a particular state, e.g., running certain applications, using some percentage of the processor and memory capacity, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326151

Motor control device

Provided is a motor control device that includes an inverter circuit that includes a plurality of p-side switching elements and a plurality of n-side switching elements and drives a motor via a plurality of motor terminals; a first dynamic brake that brakes the motor by turning on all the phases of the plurality of p-side switching elements or turning on all the phases of the plurality of n-side switching elements; a second dynamic brake that brakes the motor by connecting dynamic brake resistors between the motor terminals; and a control unit that switches, according to the motor speed, between the first dynamic brake and the second dynamic brake, which are the dynamic brakes that brake the motor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326092

Motor and blower

A motor includes a metal base plate and a resin holder extending upward from the base plate. The base plate includes a flat plate portion, a through hole passing through the flat plate portion, and a plurality of claw portions extending upward from an edge of the flat plate portion which includes the through hole. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326039

Power delivery controller

A power delivery controller includes a detection unit, a regulation unit, and a control unit. The detection unit has a detection pin and an enable pin, wherein the detection pin is used for detecting a power delivery consumer device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326026

Wireless sound powering of electronic devices with selective delivery range

The present disclosure describes a methodology for wireless sound power transmission based on pocket-forming. This methodology may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the sender of energy and the receiver connected to an electronic device that is desired to charge or power. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325862

Mask-less fabrication of vertical thin film batteries

A method of fabricating a thin film battery may comprise: depositing a first stack of blanket layers on a substrate, the first stack comprising a cathode current collector, a cathode, an electrolyte, an anode and an anode current collector; laser die patterning the first stack to form one or more second stacks, each second stack forming the core of a separate thin film battery; blanket depositing an encapsulation layer over the one or more second stacks; laser patterning the encapsulation layer to open up contact areas to the anode current collectors on each of the one or more second stacks; blanket depositing a metal pad layer over the encapsulation layer and the contact areas; and laser patterning the metal pad layer to electrically isolate the anode current collectors of each of the one or more thin film batteries. For electrically non-conductive substrates, cathode contact areas are opened-up through the substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325744

Method of manufacturing optoelectronic element having rough surface

A method of forming a rough surface includes: providing an article having a top surface, forming a plurality of agglomerated grains on the top surface by a deposition process, and patterning the top surface to form a rough surface by using the plurality of agglomerated grains as a mask.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325743

High efficiency broadband semiconductor nanowire devices

Amongst the candidates for very high efficiency electronics, solid state light sources, photovoltaics, and photoelectrochemical devices, and photobiological devices are those based upon metal-nitride nanowires. Enhanced nanowire performance typically require heterostructures, quantum dots, etc which requirement that these structures are grown with relatively few defects and in a controllable reproducible manner. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325716

Manufacture and structure for photovoltaics including metal-rich silicide

Photovoltaic devices are formed with electroplated metal grids that are effectively adhered to the devices. Metal-rich silicides, such as nickel silicides, are formed on the devices by annealing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325703

Semiconductor devices and methods for manufacturing the same

Semiconductor devices and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the method may include: forming a first shielding layer on a substrate, and forming one of source and drain regions with the first shielding layer as a mask; forming a second shielding layer on the substrate, and forming the other of the source and drain regions with the second shielding layer as a mask; removing a portion of the second shielding layer which is next to the other of the source and drain regions; forming a first gate dielectric layer and floating gate layer; forming a mask layer as a spacer on a sidewall of a remaining portion of the second shielding layer, and patterning the floating gate layer with the mask layer as a mask, and then removing the mask layer; and forming a second gate dielectric layer, and forming a gate conductor as a spacer on the sidewall of the remaining portion of the second shielding layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325699

Finfet and method for manufacturing the same

A finfet and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes: patterning a semiconductor substrate to form a ridge; performing ion implantation such that a doped punch-through-stopper layer is formed in the ridge and a semiconductor fin is formed by a portion of the semiconductor substrate disposed above the doped punch-through-stopper layer; forming a gate stack intersecting the semiconductor fin, the gate stack comprising a gate conductor and a gate dielectric isolating the gate conductor from the semiconductor fin; forming a gate spacer surrounding the gate conductor; and forming source and drain regions in portions of the semiconductor fin at opposite sides of the gate stack.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325684

Manufacturing method of n-type mosfet

A method for manufacturing an nmosfet may comprise: defining an active region for the nmosfet on a semiconductor substrate; forming an interfacial oxide layer on a surface of the semiconductor substrate; forming a high-k gate dielectric layer on the interfacial oxide layer; forming a metal gate layer on the high-k gate dielectric layer; implanting dopant ions into the metal gate layer; forming a poly-si layer on the metal gate layer; patterning the poly-si layer, the metal gate layer, the high-k gate dielectric layer and the interfacial oxide layer to form a gate stack; forming a gate spacer surrounding the gate stack; and forming source and drain regions. During annealing for the s/d activation to form the s/d regions, the dopant ions implanted in the metal gate layer may accumulate at both interfaces of the upper interface and the bottom interface of high k dielectric, and electric dipoles with appropriate polarities are generated by interface reaction at the bottom interface, so that the metal gate of the nmosfet may have its effective work function adjusted.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325535

Method for processing a semiconductor workpiece and semiconductor workpiece

A method for processing a semiconductor device in accordance with various embodiments may include: depositing a first metallization layer over a semiconductor workpiece; patterning the first metallization layer; and depositing a second metallization layer over the patterned first metallization layer, wherein depositing the second metallization layer includes an electroless deposition process including immersing the patterned first metallization layer in a metal electrolyte.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325471

Device and methods for small trench patterning

A semiconductor device and methods for small trench patterning are disclosed. The device includes a plurality of gate structures, and an etch buffer layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325469

Trench formation using rounded hard mask

A method embodiment includes forming a hard mask over a dielectric layer, patterning the hard mask to form an opening, forming a passivation layer on sidewalls of the opening, and forming a trench in the dielectric layer by extending the opening into the dielectric layer using an etching process. The sidewalls of the opening are etched to form a rounded profile in the hard mask and a substantially perpendicular profile in the dielectric layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325450

Rework and stripping of complex patterning layers using chemical mechanical polishing

A method utilizing a chemical mechanical polishing process to remove a patterned material stack comprising at least one pattern transfer layer and a template layer during a rework process or during a post pattern transfer cleaning process is provided. The pattern in the patterned material stack is formed by pattern transfer of a directed self-assembly pattern generated from microphase separation of a self-assembly material.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325404

Lithography apparatus and method, and method of manufacturing an article

A lithography apparatus for performing patterning on a substrate with a charged particle beam is provided. An optical system of the apparatus has a function of adjusting the focus position of the charged particle beam and the irradiation position of the charged particle beam on the substrate, and irradiates the substrate with the charged particle beam. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325283

Semiconductor device

Provided is a semiconductor device including: a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells disposed in a matrix; and a peripheral circuit adjacent to the memory cell array. Each of the memory cells includes: a capacitive element including a lower electrode having a cylinder shape extending in a direction perpendicular to a principal surface of a substrate; and a switch transistor provided between the capacitive element and a bit line, turning on/off of the switch transistor being controlled based on a potential of a word line. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325204

Transflective display apparatus and operation method thereof

A transflective display apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The transflective display apparatus includes a transflective display panel and a backlight module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325145

Method and apparatus for teaching language

A language teaching or learning apparatus comprises a memory, a display, an input device, and a controller. The memory device stores target language characters or words in text, images and animation video clips showing meanings of the plurality of characters or words, and intonation graphic symbols showing intonations for the characters or words. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325141

Touch-centric learning and research system

A touch-centric learning system directed to use of a singular system without the need to access external internet searches to support matriculation at multiple degree levels within one or more fields of education wherein all resources required for moving toward successful completion of required course work are accessed via a touch interface. The system further including a plurality of resource repositories structured and assembled to automatically provide expedited and intelligent access to and between the various resources in each of the repositories.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325138

Test preparation systems and methods

The present invention relates to systems and methods for improved test preparation and learning, including improving test-taking and time management skills for any test or performance on a test. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are configured to provide users with pace analysis and tracking, adaptive real-time pacing feedback, and adaptive real-time exam tutoring, for both question content and test-taking strategies.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325109

Quick remote control method and device

A quick remote control method comprises s1: receiving a key operation from a user, and determining whether the key operation is a continuous operation of a previous key operation. The method further comprises directly outputting a remote control signal of the key operation if the key operation is not the continuous operation of the previous key operation, or both outputting a remote control signal of the key operation and simultaneously recording a corresponding remote control code into the content of the continuous operation and proceeding to step s2 if the key operation is the continuous operation of the previous key operation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325046

Evaluation of three-dimensional scenes using two-dimensional representations

A system adapted to implement a learning rule in a three-dimensional (3d) environment is described. The system includes: a renderer adapted to generate a two-dimensional (2d) image based at least partly on a 3d scene; a computational element adapted to generate a set of appearance features based at least partly on the 2d image; and an attribute classifier adapted to generate at least one set of learned features based at least partly on the set of appearance features and to generate a set of estimated scene features based at least partly on the set of learned features. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324820

Inferring user demographic information from ratings

Existing recommendation systems leverage user social and demographic information, e.g., age, gender and political affiliation, to personalize content and make recommendations. However, users do not volunteer this information due to privacy concerns or to the lack of initiative in filling out their profile information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324753

Scheduling conflict notification

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for surfacing scheduling conflicts and/or for facilitating appointment scheduling based upon conflict detection. A user may maintain user appointment data comprising user appointments (e.g., calendar entries within a work calendar). ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324748

Method and system for identifying, tracking, and compensating individuals in job referral chain

A method and system are provided to combine best practices with a new discovery method, incentive structure and tracking system for better results in the referral process, particularly in the domain of employment. Crowdsourcing using a tiered peer-to-peer referral incentive system that encourages higher quality inbound leads combined with data analytics and machine learning techniques of identifying high quality referrers and candidates improve success rates, and leveraging online and offline social and professional networks creates a frictionless user experience. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324716

Multi-tag identification devices, variable-power standoff readers for same, and related systems

Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software for monitoring compliance of sanitizees (e.g., health care workers, food service workers, sanitization/janitorial workers etc.) with sanitization protocols to be followed for encounters with sanitization-protocol targets (e.g., patients, food-preparation areas, health care facilities/appurtenances, restrooms, etc.). In one example, a system includes sanitization verification systems located close to the targets and mobile node devices issued to the sanitizees. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324690

Deep learning training system

Training large neural network models by providing training input to model training machines organized as multiple replicas that asynchronously update a shared model via a global parameter server is described herein. In at least one embodiment, a system including a model module storing a portion of a model and a deep learning training module that communicates with the model module are configured for asynchronously sending updates to shared parameters associated with the model. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324686

Distributed model learning

A method of learning a model includes receiving model updates from one or more users. The method also includes computing an updated model based on a previous model and the model updates. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324548

Medication delivery system

This disclosure comprises a system, non-transitory computer readable storage medium and method for delivering medications and/or medical treatments that are appropriate to the resilient context of an individual patient. The resilient context comprises a predictive model for each of one or more patient function measures and a predictive model of patient resilience where said models are all developed by learning from the data associated with the individual patient. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324533

Hand sanitization verification system

Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software for monitoring compliance of sanitizees (e.g., health care workers, food service workers, sanitization/janitorial workers etc.) with sanitization protocols to be followed for encounters with sanitization-protocol targets (e.g., patients, food-preparation areas, health care facilities/appurtenances, restrooms, etc.). In one example, a system includes sanitization verification systems located close to the targets and mobile node devices issued to the sanitizees. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324527

Learning health systems and methods

A method for providing personalized healthcare for a patient is provided. The method may include receiving information indicative of a patient, retrieving a record associated with the patient, receiving a query identifying a healthcare related issue associated with the patient, performing analytics via a statistical discovery component and a natural language processing component configured to interface with respective portions of heterogeneous data sources to selectively identify correlations between genomic profile information of the patient and selected data of the data sources, applying a selected risk model based on the query; and providing a response to the query including information associated with clinical decision support tailored to an identity of the user, the user being a selected one of a patient, a researcher and a clinician.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324501

Analyzing flight data using predictive models

Various embodiments for analyzing flight data using predictive models are described herein. In various embodiments, a quadratic least squares model is applied to a matrix of time-series flight parameter data for a flight, thereby deriving a mathematical signature for each flight parameter of each flight in a set of data including a plurality of sensor readings corresponding to time-series flight parameters of a plurality of flights. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324480

Lock-free parallel dictionary encoding

A system includes reception of a value, determination of whether the value is associated with a respective value identifier in a dictionary index associating each of a plurality of values with a respective value identifier, and in response to a determination that the value is not associated with a respective value identifier in the dictionary index: reservation of a slot of a reservation array comprising a plurality of slots, writing of the value into the reserved slot, insertion of a reserved value identifier of the reserved slot and a version counter of the reserved slot into a position of the dictionary index corresponding to the value, insertion of the value into a position of a dictionary vector storing a respective value in each of a plurality of vector positions, insertion of a first value identifier corresponding to the position of the dictionary vector into the position of the dictionary index corresponding to the value, and returning of the first value identifier.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324464

Searching method and apparatus

A searching method and a searching apparatus are provided. The method includes: obtaining a search term input from a client device; determining a type of the search term, and obtaining a knowledge graph corresponding to the type of the search term; and returning the knowledge graph corresponding to the type of the search term to the client device, such that the client device displays information contained in the knowledge graph in a structured form.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324451

Systems and methods for classifying electronic information using advanced active learning techniques

Systems and methods for classifying electronic information or documents into a number of classes and subclasses are provided through an active learning algorithm. In certain embodiments, seed sets may be eliminated by merging relevance feedback and machine learning phases. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324434

User-trained searching application system and method

System, apparatus, user equipment, and associated computer program and computing methods are provided for suggesting websites that are relevant based on the user's browsing history and past search results. In one aspect, a hosted computer application stores the user's browsing history and search results using a cloud-based storage facility, and computing methods, using machine learning techniques, are operative to predict websites the user may want to visit next. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324323

Information processing system and graph processing method

A parallel computer system executes a plurality of processes each being assigned a memory space, by placing the information of a first graph vertex and the information of a first graph vertex group connected to the first graph vertex in a first memory space assigned to a first process, placing the information of the first graph vertex and the information of a second graph vertex group connected to the first graph vertex in a second memory space assigned to a second process, and sharing the result of computation concerning the first graph vertex in the first process and the result of computation concerning the first graph vertex in the second process between the first process and the second process.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324231

Opportunistically scheduling and adjusting time slices

Computerized methods, computer systems, and computer-readable media for governing how virtual processors are scheduled to particular logical processors are provided. A scheduler is employed to balance a load imposed by virtual machines, each having a plurality of virtual processors, across various logical processors (comprising a physical machine) that are running threads in parallel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324134

System and method for caching solid state device read request results

Techniques for caching results of a read request to a solid state device are disclosed. In some embodiments, the techniques may be realized as a method for caching solid state device read request results comprising receiving, at a solid state device, a data request from a host device communicatively coupled to the solid state device, and retrieving, using a controller of the solid state device, a compressed data chunk from the solid state device in response to the data request. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324055

Cantilevered displacement sensors and methods of determining touching forces on a touch screen

Cantilevered displacement sensors with enhanced displacement sensitivity and methods of determining touching forces for multiple touch locations are disclosed. The cantilevered displacement sensors support the touch screen adjacent a touch screen perimeter. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323953

Accelerator pedal unit

An accelerator pedal unit is known comprising an accelerator pedal, an actuator, and a control shaft via which the actuator can transmit a restoring torque to the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal unit can generate an additional restoring force which acts on the accelerator pedal, for example in order to regulate or limit the speed of a vehicle or to function as a warning device in the event of speeding. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323865

Monomer, polymer, resist composition, and patterning process

A polymer for resist use is obtainable from a monomer having formula (1) wherein r1 is h, ch3 or cf3, r2 and r3 each are h or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, x1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group, k1=0 or 1, and z forms a 5 or 6-membered alicyclic ring. A resist composition comprising the polymer is shelf stable and displays a high dissolution contrast, controlled acid diffusion and low roughness during both alkaline development and organic solvent development.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323864

Lithographic patterning of insulating or semiconducting solid state material in crystalline form

A method for lithographic patterning of an insulating or semiconducting solid state material in crystalline form, said method comprising a step where said material is exposed to an amount of radiation which is sufficient to change its insulating or semiconducting state into a conducting state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323835

Pixel structure, lcd panel, and manufacturing method thereof

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

11/12/15 / #20150323830

Display panel and a method for cutting the same

A display panel and a method for cutting the same are disclosed. The display panel of the present invention comprises: a first substrate comprising at least a first side, a first edge, and a turning edge connecting the first side and the first edge, wherein the turning edge has a curve shape; and a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate and comprising at least a second edge partially overlapped with the first edge, wherein the second substrate is protruded from the turning edge at a region near to the turning edge of the first substrate, wherein a virtual extension line of the first side and the second edge intersect at an intersection point, and a minimum distance between the intersection point and the turning edge is in a range from 0.1 mm to 2.1 mm.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323705

Durable and scratch-resistant anti-reflective articles

Embodiments of durable, anti-reflective articles are described. In one or more embodiments, the article includes a substrate and an optical coating disposed on the major surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323673

Mid-infrared or long wave 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 laser energy from the vehicle. The laser energy has a wavelength approximately between 3500 nanometers and 12,000 nanometers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323656

System and method for a directable countermeasure with divergent laser

A system includes a threat warning system and an countermeasure system. The threat warning system generates threat data that includes at least a threat coordinate value. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323580

Power line proximity sensing and warning system

A wireless power line sensing device can include an external antenna port that permits connection of an external loop antenna to the wireless power line sensing device. The external loop antenna can be used in place of the integral loop antenna which can be disabled when the external loop antenna is connected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323574

Computer systems and computer-implemented methods for warning users of overload conditions in power distribution systems

A computer-implemented method includes linking a plurality of load distribution points in a power distribution unit to a plurality of electrical loads in response to user input, receiving data indicative of one or more electrical parameters associated with the plurality of load distribution points, selecting a visual indicator from a group of indicators based on the one or more electrical parameters associated with the load distribution point for each of the plurality of load distribution points, and displaying the selected visual indicators for the plurality of load distribution points on a visual display for viewing by a user. Each of the electrical loads are electrically coupled to one or more of the plurality of load distribution points. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323461

Wireless communication device-based detection system

The invention combines recent advances in barcode technology with portable wireless communication devices to engineer a simple and low-cost chip-based multiplex wireless detection system. The system can analyze multiple targets of interest simultaneously in minutes and is applicable to detection of pathogens or contaminants in a wide range of fields including medicine, agriculture and the environment.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323434

Apparatuses for screen testing an optical fiber and methods for using the same

In one embodiment, an apparatus for screen testing an optical fiber includes a fiber conveyance pathway, a capstan having an outer circumference and a fiber contact region extending around the outer circumference, the fiber contact region having a durometer hardness of less than or equal to about 40 shore a, where the capstan is positioned adjacent to the fiber conveyance pathway such that when the optical fiber is directed over the fiber conveyance pathway, the optical fiber engages with the fiber contact region, and a pinch belt positioned adjacent to the fiber conveyance pathway such that the fiber conveyance pathway extends between the pinch belt and the fiber contact region, where the pinch belt is engagable with the fiber contact region such that, when the optical fiber is directed over the fiber conveyance pathway, the optical fiber is impinged between the pinch belt and the fiber contact region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323388

Person support apparatus with position monitoring

A person support apparatus includes one or more thermal image sensors whose outputs are analyzed to perform one or more functions. Such functions include automatically turning on a brake, automatically turning on one or more lights, detecting when a patient associated with the person support apparatus has fallen, enabling a propulsion system of the patient support apparatus to be used, automatically controlling one or more environmental controls, and/or automatically arming an exit detection system after entry of a patient onto the person support apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323173

Butter lamps with wick holder

The “butter lamp” with a unique wick holder to maximizes the efficiency of the lamp. The wick holder is made of metal which regulates the temperature to melt the ghee (a class of clarified butter) or any other fuel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323172

Candle and oil lamp holder interface

Embodiments of the disclosed technology are directed to devices and/or methods for securely engaging a candle-holding receptacle or oil lamp within a candle holder. The devices and/or methods may employ a candle holder interface which is formed of a unitary body having male and female ends, with a flange there-between. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323096

Vehicle mountable arm for valve operating machine

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

11/12/15 / #20150323095

Vehicle mountable arm for valve operating machine

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

11/12/15 / #20150322963

Casing and blower

A casing includes a first plate made of a metal, a support made of a resin, and a second plate fixed to the support. The first plate includes a flat plate portion, a through hole passing through the flat plate portion, and a claw portion extending upward from an edge of the through hole. ... Corning Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150322857

Micro gas turbine systems and uses thereof

The present disclosure describes a micro gas turbine flameless heater, in which the heat is generated by burning fuel in a gas turbine engine, and the heater output air mixture is generated by transferring the heat in the gas turbine exhaust to the cold air drawn from the ambient environment. The present disclosure also describes component geometries and system layout for a gas turbine power generation unit that is designed for simple assembly, disassembly, and component replacement. ... Corning Incorporated