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Led tube lamp with operating modes compatible with electrical ballasts

Provided is a method of forming a decoupling capacitor device and the device thereof. The decoupling capacitor device includes a first dielectric layer portion that is deposited in a deposition process that also deposits a second dielectric layer portion for a non-volatile memory cell. . . . . . . An led tube lamp having an led unit is disclosed. The led tube lamp includes a control circuit that selectively determines whether to perform a first mode or a second mode of lighting operation according to a state of a property of an external driving signal and a switching circuit coupled to the control circuit and the led unit. ... Corning Incorporated

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

Indoor environment management apparatus, indoor environment control system, and computer-readable recording medium

An indoor environment management apparatus includes a receiver, a display controller, an operation receiver, and a control unit. The receiver is configured to receive a measurement result from a measurement device that measures data concerning an indoor environment. ... Corning Incorporated

Remote control activation based on predicted events

Systems and methods for predicting trigger events, such as an advertisement during a video program, and activating a remote control device in response to the prediction are described. By activating the remote control device at a particular time, the remote control device may save energy when listening for data from one or more terminal devices. ... Corning Incorporated

Content-based zooming and panning for video curation

Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for identifying content in video data and creating content-based zooming and panning effects to emphasize the content. Contents may be detected and analyzed in the video data using computer vision, machine learning algorithms or specified through a user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

Automatic determination of caller identification data in outgoing calls

Automatic determination of caller identification information and encoding of such information in outgoing data requests, such a api calls to a call management component, are disclosed herein. The caller identification information may be determined by analyzing information associated with a call target to determine if the target has a custom outbound telephone number assigned, was contacted through a specific campaign, has local geographic data, is being called from a specific entity, or is being made from a call originator with a specific outbound number set. ... Corning Incorporated

Managing classroom attendance and student device usage

Systems and methods presented herein can allow a teacher to manage student devices in a classroom setting to increase learning efficiency. The teacher device can receive peer-to-peer broadcasts from the student devices and track class attendance based on the broadcasts. ... Corning Incorporated

Adaptive video white spot learning and user bandwidth delivery control system

A system and method that utilize a learning system to maintain a set of geographical locations indicating an area where network data coverage is poor. When it is determined that a client device is moving towards such an area, the client is forced or instructed to switch to a lower delivery bitrate for video segments in order to force the client's adaptive bit rate (abr) playback buffer to fill itself with enough low-quality video segments to enable the client to cross the area without video playback interruption. ... Corning Incorporated

Tamper-proof communication channel

A method for preventing tampering with the accessibility of resources specified by universal resource locators (urls) comprising establishing a tamper-proof channel between a client and a proxy; requesting url content via the tamper-proof channel; forwarding url requests from the proxy; and returning responses to the client via the tamper-proof channel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

Identifying network intrusions and analytical insight into the same

The present invention collects raw packet data related to network traffic flow over the course of time. By combining metadata from the application layer and/or session layer with user and device identity data as well as indicators of a network threat that are received from threat feeds, information concerning pre-existing or post-mortem network incidents may be identified. ... Corning Incorporated

Emulator-based malware learning and detection

Methods and systems are described for malware learning and detection. According to one embodiment, an antivirus (av) engine includes a training mode for internal lab use, for example, and a detection mode for use in commercial deployments. ... Corning Incorporated

Router based securing of internet of things devices on local area networks

Iot devices are secured on multiple local area networks. Each local network contains a router which monitors activities of iot devices, and transmits corresponding information to a backend server. ... Corning Incorporated

Certification management system

A certification management system helps an organization develop and maintain a repository of current certification status of employees. The system may integrate multiple learning management systems and other enterprise level systems across the organization. ... Corning Incorporated

Method and apparatus for identity authentication between systems

Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for identity authentication between systems. The method includes: determining, by an authorization center, whether a user can be authorized to log onto a first system upon reception of a message, sent by the first system, of the user to request for logging onto the first system, and sending an encrypted information, into which user information of the user is encrypted, to the first system, upon determining that the user can log onto the first system; and upon reception of a message, sent by a second system, of the user to request for logging onto the second system, if the message carries the encrypted information, then decrypting, by the authorization center, the encrypted information in the case of the second system is determined as a trusted system of the first system, and returning the decrypted user information to the second system.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380810

Configuration management for nodes in a network

Disclosed are various embodiments for managing configuration changes applied to node devices in a network. Expected and target configuration files for a node are obtained, where the configuration files specify various parameters with corresponding values. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380544

Power converters and methods for reducing voltage changes at an output of a power converter

Example switching power converters and methods for reducing voltage changes at an output of a power converter are generally disclosed. According to one aspect, a switching power converter includes an input, an output for providing an output voltage, at least one switch capable of causing a voltage overshoot of the output voltage when the switch is turned on, and a controller. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380424

Universal ground fault circuit interuptor (gfci) device incorporating a water and flame barrier button assembly

A water and flame barrier button assembly is incorporated into an electrical enclosure such as a gfci housing to provide water and flame resistant set and reset buttons. The buttons are contained within flexible sealing frames that allow one end of the buttons to extend through the top portion of the gfci housing while the opposite end of the button is exposed within the base portion of the sealing frame. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380368

Connector and connector assembly including the same

A connector includes a housing into which a cable is to be inserted, a terminal accommodated in the housing and configured to be conductively connected to the cable, and a lever attached to the housing so as to turn between the first and second positions. The lever includes attachment parts to be attached to supporting parts of the housing, at both ends in the direction in which the turning shafts of the lever extend. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380240

Organic light-emitting display device, organic layer depositing apparatus, and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display device using the organic layer depositing apparatus

An organic layer depositing apparatus includes a deposition unit which includes one or more deposition assemblies spaced a predetermined distance apart from a substrate to deposit a deposition material on the substrate, wherein the one or more deposition assemblies include: a deposition source; a deposition source nozzle unit; a first pattern sheet which includes a first patterning unit and a first overlap unit; and a second pattern sheet which includes a second patterning unit and a second overlap unit, wherein the first and second pattern sheets are arranged such that the first and second overlap units overlap each other.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380201

Thin film transistor and manufacturing method thereof, array substrate, display panel and display device

A thin film transistor and manufacturing method thereof, an array substrate, a display panel and a display device are provided. The method includes a step of forming an organic semiconductor layer on a hydrophilic structural layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380136

Quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids

The present disclosure provides a composite material of a pre-formed crystalline or polycrystalline semiconductor particles embedded in a crystalline or polycrystalline perovskite matrix material. The pre-formed crystalline or polycrystalline semiconductor particles and and crystalline or polycrystalline perovskite being selected so that any lattice mismatch between the two lattices does not exceed about 10%. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380105

Oxide thin film transistor and method for manufacturing the same, array substrate and method for manufacturing the same, and display device

The present invention provides an oxide thin film transistor and a method for manufacturing the same, an array substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device, belonging to the field of display technology. The method for manufacturing an oxide thin film transistor of the present invention comprises: forming a pattern comprising an active layer, a source and a drain of the oxide thin film transistor above a substrate by a patterning process; and annealing the substrate subjected to the above step. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380070

Replacement metal gate structures

Replacement metal gate structures with improved chamfered workfunction metal and self-aligned contact and methods of manufacture are provided. The method includes forming a replacement metal gate structure in a dielectric material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380027

Injection pillar definition for line mram by a self-aligned sidewall transfer

A technique relates to an mram system. A conformal film covers trenches formed in an upper material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380003

Gate all-around finfet device and a method of manufacturing same

A method for manufacturing a fin field-effect transistor (finfet) device, comprises patterning a first layer on a substrate to form at least one fin, patterning a second layer under the first layer to remove a portion of the second layer on sides of the at least one fin, forming a sacrificial gate electrode on the at least one fin, and a spacer on the sacrificial gate electrode, selectively removing the sacrificial gate electrode, depositing an oxide layer on top and side portions of the at least one fin corresponding to a channel region of the at least one fin, performing thermal oxidation to condense the at least one fin in the channel region until a bottom portion of the at least one fin is undercut, and stripping a resultant oxide layer from the thermal oxidation, leaving a gap in the channel region between a bottom portion of the at least one fin and the second layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380001

Selective oxidation for making relaxed silicon germanium on insulator structures

Methods and devices are provided to fabricate semiconductor devices with, e.g., sige-on-insulator structures. For example, a method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a crystalline buffer layer on a substrate, forming an epitaxial semiconductor layer on the crystalline buffer layer, patterning the epitaxial semiconductor layer to form a patterned epitaxial semiconductor layer, and oxidizing a surface region of the crystalline buffer layer selective to the patterned epitaxial semiconductor layer to convert the surface region of the crystalline buffer layer to an insulating layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379985

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a storage node hole passing through an upper support layer, a bowing prevention layer and an upper mold layer using a dry etching process, forming a lower electrode in the storage node hole, patterning the upper support layer and the bowing prevention layer to expose a portion of the upper mold layer, removing the upper mold layer and at least a portion of the bowing prevention layer using a first wet etching process, and sequentially forming a dielectric layer and an upper electrode that cover the lower electrode. An etch rate of the bowing prevention layer may be substantially equal to an etch rate of the upper support layer during the dry etching process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379929

Self aligned via in integrated circuit

A method for forming a via in an integrated circuit comprises patterning a first opening in a first hardmask, the first hardmask disposed on a first organic self-planarizing polymer (opl) layer, removing an exposed portion of the first opl layer to define a cavity, removing an exposed portion of a second hardmask in the cavity, removing an exposed portion of a first dielectric layer disposed under the second hardmask to further define the cavity, removing an exposed portion of a first cap layer in the cavity, removing an exposed portion of a second dielectric layer to further define the cavity, removing an exposed portion of a second cap layer to further define the cavity, removing an exposed portion of a liner layer over a second conductive material in the cavity, and depositing a conductive material in the cavity.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379890

Finfet devices with multiple channel lengths

A method including patterning a continuous fin having a first segment and a second segment in a semiconductor layer, the first segment is arranged at an angle relative to the second segment, and forming a first gate and a second gate substantially parallel to each other, the first gate substantially covering sides and a top of a portion of the first segment of the continuous fin, the second gate substantially covering sides and a top of a portion of the second segment of the continuous fin.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379823

Tone inverted directed self-assembly (dsa) fin patterning

A method for dsa fin patterning includes forming a bcp layer over a lithographic stack, the bcp layer having first and second blocks, the lithographic stack disposed over a hard mask and substrate, and the hard mask including first and second dielectric layers; removing the first block to define a fin pattern in the bcp layer with the second block; etching the fin pattern into the first dielectric layer; filling the fin pattern with a tone inversion material; etching back the tone inversion material that overfills the fin pattern; removing the first dielectric layer selectively to define an inverted fin pattern from the tone inversion material; etching the inverted fin pattern into the second dielectric layer of the hard mask; removing the tone inversion material; and transferring the inverted fin pattern of the second dielectric layer into the substrate to define fins.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379816

Techniques to engineer nanoscale patterned features using ions

A method of patterning a substrate. The method may include providing a surface feature on the substrate, the surface feature having a first dimension along a first direction within a substrate plane, and a second dimension along a second direction within the substrate plane, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction; and directing first ions in a first exposure to the surface feature along the first direction at a non-zero angle of incidence with respect to a perpendicular to the substrate plane, in a presence of a reactive ambient containing a reactive species; wherein the first exposure etches the surface feature along the first direction, wherein after the directing, the surface feature retains the second dimension along the second direction, and wherein the surface feature has a third dimension along the first direction different than the first dimension.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379523

Method and system for autonomous teaching of braille

The present invention is a method and system for autonomous learning of braille by an unsighted user. The system allows the unsighted user to pass a card over an rfid reader so as to trigger an audible response that is indicative of an indicia (braille word or character) embossed on the card. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379515

System and method for enhancing logical thinking in curation learning

A method of enhancing logical thinking in a curation learning system. The method comprises receiving an original curation and an existing curation, newly-added curation, or clipped items of content, analyzing content in the original curation, additional curation and clipped items, comprising an existing curation, newly-added curation, or clipped items to identify a plurality of key topics, identifying an opinion orientation of the content of the original curation and the additional curation, creating a visualization of the opinion orientation of the plurality of content of the original curation and the additional curation and clipped items with respect to the key topics, matching the identified opinion orientation and key topics of the original curation and the additional curation and clipped items, generating a notification of the matched opinion orientation and key topics of the original curation, newly-added curation, existing curation and clipped items, and presenting the user with a guidance display.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379484

Anomalous travel location detection device and anomalous travel location detection method

A turning value corrector corrects turning values contained in multiple pieces of travel history information. A reference turning value calculator uses multiple turning values that have been associated with the same calculation point to calculate a reference turning value. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379478

Mobile terminal alarm method and apparatus

A mobile terminal alarm method and apparatus are disclosed, and are used to resolve a problem in the prior art that a mobile terminal is incapable of warning a user to avoid an unexpected situation. The method includes collecting environmental data of a mobile terminal; determining, according to the environmental data, a scenario in which the mobile terminal is located; and sending, when the scenario meets a preset alarm condition, and the mobile terminal is in a preset state, an alarm in an alarm manner corresponding to the preset state.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379466

System for warning a driver that a passenger is left in a vehicle

A warning system is provided for a vehicle. The vehicle has an interior defining a driver seat area including a driver's seat, and a passenger area, behind the driver seat area, including at least one rear passenger seat. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379460

Roam free child security

The invention describes a child monitoring and early warning system, which monitors the child's position in the home. The system provides monitoring of a sleeping baby and in addition is able to detect/monitor a child's position and relay two way voice and video communication to warn the adult of the child's position.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379423

Vehicle state monitoring system, and portable terminal device

In a monitoring system, when a warning lamp lights up or blinks, a da device transmits failure data corresponding to the lighting or blinking to a portable terminal. The portable terminal, when the received failure data indicates renewed lighting or blinking, creates a message corresponding to the failure data and causes a display unit of the da device to display the message, while transmitting the failure data to a server. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379326

Risk modeling system

The system provides early warning intelligence feeds which analyze risks of potential human caused threats and naturally caused hazards. It includes data mining functions that autonomously search and categorize threats/hazards from worldwide open source data on a continuing basis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379305

Method and system relating to social media technologies

In an embodiment, a method performed in the computing system comprises steps of (a) electronically receiving an identifier concerning an investor's ownership or management of at least one brokerage account or at least one security; (b) electronically validating by the computing system the investor by querying a record database using the identifier to obtain an information from at least one investment account associated with the investor; (c) electronically extracting by the computing system the information; (d) electronically populating by the computing system a profile for the investor with the extracted information and electronically storing the extracted information to a computer readable medium in a profile database, wherein the extracted information comprises at least the investor's positional information; (e) electronically providing by the computing system at least one capability to the investor, wherein the capability allows the investor to electronically perform one or more activities; and (f) electronically generating by the computing system a representation of a quantity of a security owned or managed by the investor from the investor's positional information without generating a personal information of the investor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379289

Method and system for attribute extraction from product titles using sequence labeling algorithms

A system and method for attribute extraction from product titles is presented. A set of product titles are read by an embodiment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379281

Compliance violation early warning system

Apparatus and methods for triggering a compliance violation early warning system are provided. The apparatus may include a receiver. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379274

Relating acoustic features to musicological features for selecting audio with similar musical characteristics

A content server uses a form of artificial intelligence such as machine learning to identify audio content with musicological characteristics. The content server obtains an indication of a music item presented by a client device and obtains reference music features describing musicological characteristics of the music item. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379223

Genuine product certification means and system

Disclosed is a genuine product certification system, including: a genuine product certification means, including: an optical material; additional information; and patterns for genuine product certification; a user terminal adapted to perform genuine product certification using the genuine product certification means; a service server including information about the patterns, the spectrum of the optical material, and the additional information as existing data, and adapted to perform genuine product certification using a result of performing genuine product certification using the user terminal and to generate statistical data concerning the occurrence of imitation products; and a manager terminal adapted to receive and output information about performance of the genuine product certification by the service server and the statistical data concerning the occurrence of imitation products transmitted from the service server.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379200

Systems, methods, devices, and computer readable media for monitoring proximity mobile payment transactions

Systems, methods, devices, and computer readable media for monitoring and guiding proximity mobile payment transactions are provided. Proximity mobile payment transactions conducted at a contactless point of sale terminal using mobile devices are monitored at a backend server. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379175

System and method for automated optimized personal task scheduling and targeted advertising

The present invention describes mobile phone applications that include methods and systems which automatically schedule tasks from a dynamically-changing task list for efficient utilization of available time. Unlike the prior personal task scheduling systems, the proposed system uses optimization algorithms and computer programs when creating a time schedule of tasks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379165

Technologies for managing the security and custody of assets in transit

Technologies for managing the security and custody of assets in transit are described. In some embodiments, the technologies include an iot gateway that can make intelligent decisions concerning the status of assets over which it has custody, e.g., based on sensor data received from iot devices associated with those assets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379140

Weight benefit evaluator for training data

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to determine a weight benefit associated with application of weights to training data in a machine learning environment. In an example, a device may determine a first function based on the training data, where the training data includes training inputs and training labels. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379137

Machine learning classification on hardware accelerators with stacked memory

A method is provided for processing on an acceleration component a machine learning classification model. The machine learning classification model includes a plurality of decision trees, the decision trees including a first amount of decision tree data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379132

Collaborative feature learning from social media

The present disclosure is directed to collaborative feature learning using social media data. For example, a machine learning system may identify social media data that includes user behavioral data, which indicates user interactions with content item. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379125

Provisioning service requests in a computer system

Disclosed is a system, computer program product, and method for provisioning a new service request. The computer-implemented method begins with receiving a new service request for computational resources in a computing system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379111

Memory bandwidth management for deep learning applications

In a data center, neural network evaluations can be included for services involving image or speech recognition by using a field programmable gate array (fpga) or other parallel processor. The memory bandwidth limitations of providing weighted data sets from an external memory to the fpga (or other parallel processor) can be managed by queuing up input data from the plurality of cores executing the services at the fpga (or other parallel processor) in batches of at least two feature vectors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379105

Behavior recognition and automation using a mobile device

Signals representing local events and/or state are captured at a mobile device and utilized by a machine learning system to recognize patterns of user behaviors and make predictions to automatically launch an application, initiate within-application activities, or perform other actions. The local signals may include, for example, location information such as geofence crossings; alarm settings; use of network connections like wi-fi, cellular, and bluetooth®; device state such as battery level, charging status, and lock screen state; device movement indicating that the device user may be driving, walking, running, or stationary; audio routing such as headphones being used; telemetry data from other devices; and application state including launches and within-application activities. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379093

Detection method and system

A detection method executed by a computer, the detection method includes detecting a plurality of pupil candidates from a face image region in an image of a subject based on specific shape information, and identifying at least one pupil candidate as a pupil from among the plurality of pupil candidates based on brightness information related to an image region outside of the face image region and learning information indicating a relationship between the brightness information and a size of the pupil.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379092

System for building a map and subsequent localization

Slam systems are provided that utilize an artificial neural network to both map environments and locate positions within the environments. In some example embodiments, a sensor arrangement is used to map an environment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378936

Methods and systems using mathematical analysis and machine learning to diagnose disease

Exemplified method and system facilitates monitoring and/or evaluation of disease or physiological state using mathematical analysis and machine learning analysis of a biopotential signal collected from a single electrode. The exemplified method and system creates, from data of a singularly measured biopotential signal, via a mathematical operation (i.e., via numeric fractional derivative calculation of the signal in the frequency domain), one or more mathematically-derived biopotential signals (e.g., virtual biopotential signals) that is used in combination with the measured biopotential signals to generate a multi-dimensional phase-space representation of the body (e.g., the heart). ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378928

Therapist assisted mental health treatment management system and method

Therapist assisted mental health management systems, processes and methods using a therapist remote therapy management computer in communication with a therapy central system cloud for storing plural queued learning modules corresponding to each of one or more different clients. A video conference system allows for confidential video consultation between a mental health therapist and one or more different clients (patients). ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378902

Generative learning for realistic and ground rule clean hot spot synthesis

Candidate layout patterns can be generated using a generative model trained based on known data, such as historical hot spot data, features extraction, and geometrical primitives. The generative model can be sampled to obtain candidate layouts that can be ranked and repaired using error optimization, design rule checking, optical proximity checking, and other methods to ensure that resulting candidates are manufacturable.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378826

Caching views on historical data

In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method for executing a query on a table of a database, where the table has multiple partitions, can include receiving a query requesting a view on the table. The view on the table can be based on data included in a partition of the multiple partitions of the table. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378768

Ranking search results

Content items and other entities may be ranked or organized according to a relevance to a user. Relevance may take into consideration recency, proximity, popularity, air time (e.g., of television shows) and the like. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378427

Methods and system for cue detection from audio input, low-power data processing and related arrangements

Methods and arrangements involving electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers, wearable devices, etc., are disclosed. One arrangement involves a low-power processing technique for discerning cues from audio input. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378398

Off-line affinity-aware parallel zeroing of memory in non-uniform memory access (numa) servers

Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to techniques for zeroing memory in computing systems where access to memory is non-uniform. One embodiment provides a method which includes receiving, via a system call, a request to delete a memory region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378370

Returning coherent data in response to a failure of a storage device when a single input/output request spans two storage devices

A controller maintains exposed and unexposed locations of a first storage device and a second storage device. In response to receiving a request a perform a write operation to write data in locations that span the first storage device and the second storage device, the controller atomically writes an entirety of the data in the unexposed locations of the first storage device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378152

Ic chip

An ic chip includes at least two power supply domains, and an isolator configured to have a bridge function and a trace function. (a) the bridge function passes a signal on a bus in one of the two power supply domains to a bus in the other of the two power supply domains when turning on power supply in both of the two power supply domains; and (b) the two power supply domains are a first power supply domain and a second power supply domain, and the trace function traces actions of a circuit in the second power supply domain when turning off power supply in the first power supply domain and turning on power supply in the second power supply domain.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378143

Sapphire cover with increased survivability

A sapphire article having improved survivability when subjected to impact or a drop event. The article includes a continuous planar array of sapphire segments, which reduces the bending stress experienced by each individual segment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378112

Autonomous vehicle safety systems and methods

Autonomous vehicle safety systems and methods are disclosed, which detect and consider occupant reactions to potential hazards to suggest or incorporate safety procedures. Also disclosed are systems for controlling autonomous vehicles based on occupant sentiment and other occupant data in order to improve the occupant driving experience. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378104

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system includes: an outside-of-vehicle operation device configured to cause a vehicle to travel operated by an operator from outside of the vehicle, inside of a compartment of the vehicle being isolated from the outside of the vehicle by a vehicle body; an assist instruction device configured to cause the operator to select a travel mode in which the vehicle is allowed to travel by an operation of the outside-of-vehicle operation device; a parking brake operation detector configured to detect an operation of a parking brake; and a warning device configured to issue warning in a compartment to stimulate sense of hearing or sense of sight at the time the travel mode is selected and the operation of the parking brake is detected.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377987

System for creating nanoscale patterns

An super-resolution system for nano-patterning is disclosed, comprising an optical printing head that enables a super-resolution lithographic exposures compatible with conventional optical lithographic processes. The super-resolution exposures are carried out using light directed onto a medium using plasmonic structures, and in particular using plasmonic structures using specially designed super-resolution apertures, of which the “bow-tie” and “c-aperture” are examples. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377982

Methods of forming a mask for substrate patterning

Patterning methods for creating features with sub-resolution dimensions that are self-aligned in photoresist materials. Techniques include selectably creating antispacers (or spacers) in soft materials, such as photoresist. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377981

Selective laser ablation in resists and block copolymers for high resolution lithographic patterning

Various embodiments of the invention demonstrate selective laser ablation processes as a means to create a block copolymer derived lithographic pattern through the selective removal of one block. Three block copolymer systems described ps-b-phost, p2vp-b-ps-b-p2vp, and p2vp-b-ps-b-p2vp where the p2vp is infiltrated with platinum pt. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377918

Liquid crystal display device

It is an object to provide a display having high visibility and a transflective type liquid crystal display device having a reflection electrode having a concavo-convex structure formed without especially increasing the process. During manufacturing a transflective liquid crystal display device, a reflection electrode of a plurality of irregularly arranged island-like patterns and a transparent electrode of a transparent conductive film are layered in forming an electrode having transparent and reflection electrodes thereby having a concavo-convex form to enhance the scattering ability of light and hence the visibility of display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377887

Fluidic module for accommodating soft contact lens

A meniscus shaped lens module comprises one or more structures that decrease an amount of pressure or force to move one or more surfaces of the lens module and increase a separation distance of anterior and posterior surfaces of the module in order to provide an increase in optical power. A lens structure of the module comprises one or more of a pattern of a surface of a central chamber, a meniscus, a reduced diameter or a soft material in order to provide increased amounts of curvature of an outer contact lens surface with decreased amounts of pressure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377825

Jacket for a fiber optic cable

A fiber optic cable includes a core and a jacket surrounding the core. The jacket includes a base layer, a surface layer defining an exterior surface of the fiber optic cable, and an interface between the surface and base layers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377824

Coupling system for a fiber optic cable

A fiber optic cable includes a jacket forming a cavity therein, the jacket having an indentation on the exterior thereof that forms a ridge extending into the cavity along the length of the jacket; and a stack of fiber optic ribbons located in the cavity, each ribbon having a plurality of optical fibers arranged side-by-side with one another and coupled to one another in a common matrix, wherein corners of the ribbon stack pass by the ridge at intermittent locations along the length of the jacket, and wherein interaction between the ridge and the ribbon stack facilitates coupling of the ribbon stack to the jacket.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377809

Optical edge coupling with a separate trimmed taper

A method includes forming a first optical structure with an inverse taper and a separate optical structure on a semiconductor chip. The illustrative method also includes applying a protective structure over the optical structures and patterning the protective structure to expose the separate optical structure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377801

Optical fiber for multimode and single-mode transmission

A multimode coupling fiber for optical data links features low coupling loss to silicon photonics lasers, vcsels, single mode transmission fibers, multimode transmission fibers, and high speed receivers. The coupling fiber includes a core, an optional inner cladding region, a depressed index cladding region, and an outer cladding region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377771

Method for fabricating color filter substrate, display panel and display device

The present invention provides a method for fabricating a color filter substrate, including: carrying out a first ultraviolet light irradiation and a heating treatment on functional layers formed by patterning process on a substrate; forming an alignment layer on the functional layers; and carrying out a second ultraviolet light irradiation on the alignment layer. The present invention further provides a display panel including the color filter substrate fabricated by using the method and a display device including the display device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377668

Self-warning system for unlocked connectors

A sealing gasket for an electrical connector system includes a resilient element configured to seal an interface between a header surface and a connector surface. The sealing gasket further includes thin-film sensing elements in contact with the resilient element that are configured to define a resistance of an electrical network based on a force applied to the sealing gasket. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377425

Determining multi-patterning step overlay error

Methods and systems for determining overlay error between different patterned features of a design printed on a wafer in a multi-patterning step process are provided. For multi-patterning step designs, the design for a first patterning step is used as a reference and designs for each of the remaining patterning steps are synthetically shifted until the synthetically shifted designs have the best global alignment with the entire image based on global image-to-design alignment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377373

Weapon alert system and method

The present invention is directed to a device, system, and associated method useful in alerting and warning an individual or another before the individual activates a weapon such as a gun, a taser, or the like, by emitting a signal, which could be a vibration, noise, or other indicator to act as a message or to provide the individual with an opportunity to consider the consequences of activating the weapon. The signal may be activated when the weapon is removed or is being removed from a holster or other holding device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377362

Firearm trigger block and tamper notification

A trigger block and tamper notification system for use on a firearm includes the following: a. A main enclosure assembly comprising a housing and at least two protruding elements designed to position, respectively, in front of and in back of a firearm trigger, the protruding element in back of the firearm trigger comprising a circular base; b. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377297

Biomass fuel stove

Disclosed is a biomass stove for burning biomass fuel using a combustion furnace. The stove includes a gravity feed fuel holding tank for feeding biomass fuel to the furnace. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377287

System for igniting and controlling a gas burning appliance

A system for controlling a gas burning appliance is disclosed. The system includes a central control unit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377129

Apparatus and method for learning clutch torque of dual clutch transmission

The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for learning a clutch torque of a dual clutch transmission (dct) the method includes judging whether shifting begins, controlling torque transmission of a coupling-side clutch and a release-side clutch to cross each other while following a coupling-side target clutch torque when shifting begins, and detecting and storing a learning value, after the controlling has begun, using a function determined by the relationship between an average value of an engine angular acceleration and a coupling-side shifter input-shaft angular acceleration, engine rotation inertia, and a torque compensated by slip control of the coupling-side clutch.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377128

Apparatus and method for controlling vehicle clutch

A method and an apparatus for controlling a clutch of a vehicle include determining whether a vehicle is moving under a condition in which a gearshift is coupled to the clutch. A clutch torque is learned in which the clutch is maintained in a micro-slip state by decreasing a target clutch torque for a corresponding gear level when it is determined that the vehicle is moving under the condition in which the gearshift is coupled to the clutch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377014

Diagnostic system, method, and apparatus for a starting system

Diagnosis system, method, and apparatus for a starting system are discloses herein. The method comprises receiving a run condition parameter for a vehicle, receiving a fueling system engagement parameter and an associated time threshold for the fueling system engagement parameter, and receiving an ignition command for turning an engine of the vehicle from an off state to an on state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377008

Control system of internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst able to store oxygen, and a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst in a direction of exhaust flow. The control system performs feedback control of an amount of fuel fed to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine so that an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio and performs learning control to correct a parameter relating to the feedback control based on an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas detected by the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376977

Cooling apparatus for internal combustion engine

A cooling apparatus includes a coolant circulation channel for returning a coolant that passes through an engine main body, after causing the coolant to exchange heat with a radiator, device(s) and a heater, respectively. A multifunction valve as a rotary valve that is capable of adjusting an amount of coolant that is circulated to the radiator, device(s) and heater, respectively, is disposed in the coolant circulation channel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376740

Acoustically insulated machine

A home appliance, such as a clothes washing machine, has a source of noise and an acoustic insulator. The source of noise moves between a first position and a second position during operation of the appliance. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376475

Anchorage additive emulsion for silicone release coating composition

A silicone emulsion comprises: (a) a silicone compound comprising an anchorage additive for enhancing the adhesion to a polymer film substrate; (b) at least one surfactant; and (c) water. The anchorage additive is the reaction product of (a1) a fluid polyorganosiloxane containing at least one alkenyl group and at least one silanol group with (a2) a hydrolysable silane containing at least one epoxide group. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376200

Composition for improved manufacture of substrates

A ceramic precursor batch composition, green ware formed thereof, porous ceramic honeycomb article formed thereof, and methods of making same.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376190

Method for producing a substrate comprising a textured glass-based coating and a coated substrate

A method is disclosed for preparing a substrate with a coating from a paste comprising the following steps: (a) providing a substrate; (b) preparing a paste from a glass frit to which ferromagnetic pigments and a flux agent are admixed; (c) applying the paste onto a surface of the substrate; (d) aligning the paste by means of a magnetic field; and (e) burning-in of the paste.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376187

Glass with high surface strength

Embodiments of alkali aluminosilicate glass articles that may be chemically strengthened to achieve a maximum surface compressive stress that exceeds compressive stresses that have been achieved in similar glasses are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the fictive temperature of these glass articles may be equal to the 1011 poise (p) viscosity temperature of the glass article. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376186

Glass with high surface strength

Embodiments of alkali aluminosilicate glass articles that may be chemically strengthened to achieve a maximum surface compressive stress that exceeds compressive stresses that have been achieved in similar glasses are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the fictive temperature of these glass articles may be equal to the 1011 poise (p) viscosity temperature of the glass article. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376184

Apparatus and method for reforming sheet material

A mold has a sealing surface bearing a sealing profile. A plenum has a sealing surface bearing a sealing profile. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376153

Oxygen functionalized graphene nanoflake, a stable and surfactant-free graphene nanoflake nanofluid and method from making same

The present describes an oxygen functionalized nanoflake (o-gnf), a stable nanofluid in which the graphene nanoflakes remain dispersed or in suspension free of surfactants, and the method of making the oxygen-functionalized nanoflake. The oxygen-functionalized graphene nanoflake (o-gnf and/or o—n-gnf) comprises a single-crystal graphene nanoflake of 5-20 atomic planes comprising a surface oxygen-functionalization, wherein the o-gnf comprise a degree of oxygen functionalization from about 6 to about 25 at. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160376132

Deep water knuckle boom crane

A crane including an inner boom, an outer boom, a plurality of guide assemblies arranged along the length of the inner and outer boom and adapted for guiding a plurality of lines, and a multi-line material handling system including a first line having an outgoing portion extending to a sheave block, and an incoming portion returning from the sheave block to a supported anchor device, and a second line having an outgoing portion extending to the sheave block, and an incoming portion returning from the sheave block to the supported anchor device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375994

Method of activating an electric motor in a hybrid power plant of a multi-engined aircraft, and an aircraft

A method of driving rotation of a rotor of an aircraft, said aircraft having at least two fuel-burning engines and an electric motor suitable for driving rotation of said rotor. Said rotor is driven by using said engines together. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375920

Pallet truck assembly

A powered pallet truck with a selectable effective reduced turning radius, and an intermediate roller assembly for mounting on the powered pallet truck, are provided. The intermediate roller assembly can include a base, a linear actuator pivotably connected at a base end to the base, a linkage pivotably connected to the base, and at least one roller having an axis pivotably connected to an actuating end of the linear actuator and to the linkage, the at least one roller thus being movable between a retracted and an engagement position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375841

Motor vehicle with mount for warning triangle

A motor vehicle includes a vehicle body having a trunk and an inner lining fastened to the body and delimiting the trunk. A functional component, such as a warning triangle and/or a first-aid box, is secured to the vehicle body within the trunk. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375827

Method for operating a rearview camera system of a motor vehicle after detection of a headlight flasher, rearview camera system and motor vehicle

The invention relates to a method for operating a rearview camera system (2) of a motor vehicle (1), in which a sequence of images (15) of an environmental region (9) behind the motor vehicle (1) is provided by means of an image capturing device (3) of the rearview camera system (2) and the sequence of the images (15) is displayed on a display (10), wherein a headlight flasher (14) of a vehicle (13) located in the environmental region (9) is detected by the rearview camera system (2) and due to the detection of the headlight flasher (14), a warning signal (17) separate from the images (15) is generated, by which the detected headlight flasher (14) is signaled to the driver of the motor vehicle (1).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375825

Method and device for managing self-balancing vehicle

A method for managing a self-balancing vehicle includes establishing a first blue tooth connection with the self-balancing vehicle, acquiring traveling state data of the self-balancing vehicle through the first blue tooth connection, determining whether a smart warning mode is enabled, establishing a second blue tooth connection with a smart wearable device if the smart warning mode is enabled, acquiring a preset monitored item and a preset warning event, monitoring the monitored item in the traveling state data for determining whether the warning event has occurred, and sending a warning message to the smart wearable device through the second blue tooth connection if the warning event has occurred.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375794

Control device of electric vehicle

A control device of an electric vehicle comprises: an operating state detector that detects the operating state of an accelerator pedal; a motor controller that executes deceleration control over a travel motor, including coasting control which reduces the driving force of the travel motor to zero, when the returning operation of the accelerator pedal is detected by the operating state detector; and a region setter that sets the range of the depression amount of the accelerator pedal for executing the coasting control, based on the depression amount of the accelerator pedal at the start of the returning operation of the accelerator pedal. The control device can switch among the types of control over the travel motor during the returning operation of the accelerator pedal, while suppressing a driver's sense of incongruity.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375773

Controller for vehicle

An ecu includes: a control section for controlling an engine such that the engine is operated in an intermediate load state during electric power feed from an electric power feed section to the outside of a vehicle; a learning section for learning a control parameter based on a state quantity detected by a detector, the control parameter being used by the ecu to control the engine; and a determination section for determining whether a learning condition that the learning section learns the control parameter is established. When the learning condition is established during the electric power feed from the electric power feed section to the outside of the vehicle, the determination section makes a control section control the engine such that a state thereof is changed from the intermediate load state to either an idle state or a low load state, and makes the learning section learn the control parameter regarding the engine in the idle state or the low load state.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375766

Vehicle operation assistance information management

A method and apparatus for vehicle operation assistance information management may include a vehicle, which may include a primary graphical display portion and a secondary graphical display portion. Vehicle operation assistance information management may include identifying vehicle operation assistance information, identifying an immanency, an urgency, and a utility for the vehicle operation assistance information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375607

Manufacturing line, process, and sintered article

A manufacturing line includes a tape of green material that is directed through a furnace so that the furnace burns off organic binder material and then partially sinters the tape without the use of a setter board. Sintered articles resulting from the manufacturing line may be thin with relatively large surface areas; and, while substantially unpolished, have few sintering-induced surface defects. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375559

Open-end wrench capable of locking and unlocking hexagonal nut continuously

An open-end wrench is capable of locking and unlocking a hexagon nut continuously and contains: a holder, a driving head, a returning spring, and a handle. The holder is configured to accommodate the driving head, the returning spring, and an actuation shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375302

Golf ball selection using mobile computer device with camera

There is provided is a method and computer program product for selecting an appropriate golf ball for a subject by using a mobile computer device with a camera. The method includes: inputting information concerning hitting skill of the subject to the mobile computer device; performing a calibration of a distance and/or direction between two points in a screen of the mobile computer for shooting a moving image; shooting a moving image by the camera of the mobile computer device when the subject hits a golf ball by a golf club; determining a head speed of the golf club before an impact of the club and the ball from the shot moving image based on the calibration; computing a golf ball product having a suitable performance for the subject from the input information concerning hitting skill and the determined head speed, based on a database comprising data of information concerning hitting skills of players, data of head speeds before impact of club and ball, and data of performances of golf ball products which are correlated with each other; and displaying the computed recommended golf ball product on the mobile computer device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375286

Cfc-free and phosphor-free aqueous fire extinguishing agent

The present invention provides a method for extinguishing fire, comprising: (a) preparing a cfc-free and phosphor-free aqueous fire extinguishing agent using a composition comprising 1-70 wt % of a sulfosuccinic acid ester; 1-30 wt % of a wetting agent; and rest in water; (b) diluting the cfc-free and phosphor-free aqueous fire extinguishing agent by water to form an aqueous solution; and (c) spraying the aqueous solution to a space containing a burning substance. The present invention not only enhances the wettability and permeability of water, but also increases its affinity to burning substances; accelerates cooling of burning substances; inhibits further combustion; reduces water for firefighting; reduces smoke and emission; mitigates environmental problems caused by haze substances from combustions on the ground and in the air and all possible related health hazards. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160375251

System for stimulation therapy of the vagus nerve by implementation of a state transition model with a learning phase

One system includes a stimulation device such as a vagus nerve stimulation lead, and a controller for controlling the stimulation device according to a set of stimulation parameters. A memory of the stimulation device contains a state transition model, and for each state defines a set of stimulation parameters and at least one expected response during the application of stimulation with the parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374610

Hunger management

Methods and apparatus for providing individuals with coaching concerning their eating choices. The coaching system makes a determination of an individual's hunger, a determination concerning the availability of food for consumption and, in some embodiments, a determination of the individual's mood. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374608

Systems, devices, and methods for tracking abdominal orientation and activity

The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to tracking abdominal orientation and activity for purposes of preventing or treating conditions of pregnancy or other types of medical conditions. In certain specific embodiments, the system, device, or method relates to identifying abdominal orientation risk values, calculating and updating a cumulative risk value, comparing the cumulative risk value to a threshold, and outputting a warning when the cumulative risk value crosses the threshold.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374536

Bending operation apparatus of endoscope, and endoscope

A brake adjustment body is disposed in a direction orthogonal to turning shafts between a bending drive shaft and a lock operation shaft. The brake adjustment body is configured by including an intermediate member that abuts a cam portion of the lock operation shaft, and a brake member that applies to the bending drive shaft a pressure according to displacement of the intermediate member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374401

Electronic cigarette oil vaporization method, electronic cigarette control circuit, and electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette oil vaporization method, an electronic cigarette control circuit, and an electronic cigarette are provided. The method includes: a smoking switch generating according to a user's operation a trigger signal; a microcontroller module receiving the trigger signal and according to same, turning on one of a plurality of vaporization control switches electrically connected to the microcontroller module; a heating wire electrically connected to the activated vaporization control switch vaporizing the electronic cigarette oil to supply smoke to a user to take in.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374398

Burning prediction and communications for an electronic cigarette

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

12/29/16 / #20160374327

Self propelled agricultural application machine

A self-propelled agricultural application machine comprising a chassis which carries a storage tank for the material to be applied is provided. The chassis comprises a central longitudinal beam from which at least a pair of wheels is suspended. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374315

Animal training device and method

A training device for a dog includes a first cuff element configured for attachment to a first hind leg of a dog, a second cuff element configured for attachment to a second hind leg of the dog and a connecting element connecting the first cuff element to the second cuff element and sized to prevent the dog from lifting either the first hind leg or the second hind leg to the side or separate the hind legs to squat. The device prevents the dog from urinating when wearing the device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374310

Lighted pet bed

A pet bed with lights to allow a pet to easily see the bed. A circuit for turning the lighting on and off can include a pressure switch, a remote control or a timer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160374279

Seed production

This invention describes a new method to generate hybrid seed in any crop plant while also reducing contamination from out-crossings and self-pollination. In contrast to conventional seed production methods, the method of the invention is not dependent on the use of any form of male sterility in the female parent plants, nor the use of isolation distances from unrelated and undesirable plants of the same species, nor the use of male parent plants in proximity to the targeted females. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374169

Lighting device, smart terminal, lighting-device network-forming system, and methods thereof

‘uf12-74-3’ is a new coleus plant distinguished by having deep green-colored leaves with novel multi-colored patterning, and desirable growth habit and late-flowering characteristics, as disclosed herein.. . . . The present disclosure provides a lighting device including a lighting controller, an led lamp, and a brightness controlling module. The lighting controller is configured for sending first control signals to the led lamp and the brightness controlling module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374162

Lighting device and lighting fixture

A lighting device which outputs a dc current to a load, the lighting device including: a downconverter circuit which includes a switching element and steps down a dc voltage input to the downconverter circuit; and a controller which controls turning on and off of the switching element, wherein the controller has operating modes including a detection mode in which the controller detects a time taken for a current through the switching element to reach a predetermined value after the switching element turns on, the current through the switching element representing the dc current output to the load.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373889

Location accuracy improvement method and system using network elements relations and scaling methods

A self-learning location monitor system comprising: a. A plurality of n devices d, each device di comprising a communication module configured to communicate with at least one other device dj≠i within a predetermined rangei of device di; the device di may be characterized by a grade gi according to its accuracy of location; b. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373508

Optimizing progressive downloading in wlans (wireless local access networks)

An access point provisions of network resources at a data plane to optimize progressive downloads in wlans. To do so, link information concerning at least one routing path of the access point is periodically sent to an sdn controller. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373103

Switching circuit

A switching circuit includes a driver circuit drv2 that outputs voltage for turning on and off a first transistor switch m2, positioned at a low potential side with respect to a load, among a plurality of transistor switches disposed in series between an input voltage and a ground; and a control circuit that causes the driver circuit drv2 to output a first voltage that turns the first transistor switch m2 on upon an output voltage of the driver circuit drv2 rising while the first transistor switch m2 is off and to cause the driver circuit drv2 to suspend output of the first voltage upon the output voltage of the driver circuit drv2 dropping after the driver circuit drv2 outputs the first voltage.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373066

Differential amplifier circuit

A differential amplification circuit may include a differential amplification unit including a first input transistor and a second input transistor, and suitable for differentially amplifying input signals inputted through the first and second input transistors; a first input control section suitable for turning off the first input transistor when the differential amplification circuit is disabled and transferring a first input signal to the first input transistor when the differential amplification circuit is enabled; and a second input control section suitable for turning off the second input transistor when the differential amplification circuit is disabled and transferring a second input signal to the second input transistor when the differential amplification circuit is enabled.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373045

Motor driving device for controlling motor with pulse signal

A motor driving device includes a control unit configured to control a motor by obtaining a driving current of the motor, and generating a pwm signal for turning on/off a plurality of switching elements based on a difference between the driving current and a target value. If a time period in which the pwm signal is at the high level is longer than a predetermined time period, the control unit performs sampling of an electric current during the time period in which the pwm signal is at the high level, whereas if the time period in which the pwm signal is at the high level is shorter than or equal to the predetermined time period, the control unit does not perform the sampling of the electric current during the time period in which the pwm signal is at the high level.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372966

Systems and methods to provide enhanced diode bypass paths

Systems and methods are herein disclosed for efficiently allowing current to bypass a group of solar cells having one or more malfunctioning or shaded solar cells without overwhelming a bypass diode. This can be done using a switch (e.g., a mosfet) connected in parallel with the bypass diode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372845

Coaxial cable connector with integral radio frequency interference and grounding shield

A coaxial cable connector for coupling a coaxial cable to an equipment port is disclosed. The coaxial cable connector comprises a tubular post, a coupler and a body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372833

Waveguide slot antenna and warning system using same

Provided is a waveguide tube slot antenna (a), including: a waveguide tube (10) having a transverse section having a rectangular shape in each part of a waveguide (2) in an extending direction thereof; and a plurality of radiating slots (3) arranged in the waveguide tube (10) at predetermined intervals, in which: the waveguide tube (10) includes a first waveguide tube forming member (11) and a second waveguide tube forming member (12) each having the transverse section having a shape with an end, the first waveguide tube forming member (11) and the second waveguide tube forming member (12) being configured to define the waveguide (2) by being coupled to each other; and the first waveguide tube forming member (11) is formed to have a flat shape and includes the plurality of radiating slots (3).. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372629

Manufacturing method for light barrier substrate

The present invention provides a manufacturing method for a light barrier substrate which comprising steps of: forming a metal electrode pattern on a substrate through a first patterning process; forming an insulating layer above the substrate and the metal electrode pattern; forming a metal electrode via hole on the insulating layer and forming a channel pattern for a connecting line between a metal electrode and an exterior integrated circuit (ic) on the insulating layer, with a half tone make process, through a second patterning process; forming a transparent electrode layer pattern on the substrate on which the metal electrode via hole and the channel pattern are formed. The masking steps for forming the insulating layer and the transparent electrode layer may be decreased due to the half tone masking process, thus, the manufacturing process is simplified and the manufacturing efficiency is increased, and the cost for manufacturing the light barrier substrate is lowered because the mask is less used in the manufacturing process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372616

Photovoltaic devices with depleted heterojunctions and shell-passivated nanoparticles

Photovoltaic cells are fabricated in which the compositions of the light-absorbing layer and the electron-accepting layer are selected such that at least one side of the junction between these two layers is substantially depleted of charge carriers, i.e., both free electrons and free holes, in the absence of solar illumination. In further aspects of the invention, the light-absorbing layer is comprised of dual-shell passivated quantum dots, each having a quantum dot core with surface anions, an inner shell containing cations to passivate the core surface anions, and an outer shell to passivate the inner shell anions and anions on the core surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372546

Forming multi-stack nanowires using a common release material

A method for forming a multi-stack nanowire device includes forming a common release layer on a substrate, the common release layer comprising a common release material. The method also includes forming a first multi-layer stack on a first portion of the common release layer, the first multi-layer stack comprising at least two layers separated by at least one layer comprising the common release material, and forming a second multi-layer stack on a second portion of the common release layer, the second multi-layer stack comprising at least two layers separated by at least one layer comprising the common release material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372531

Method for producing array substrate and array substrate

Embodiments of the present application provide a method for producing an array substrate. The array substrate includes a planarization layer provided on a layer of thin film transistors and a first electrode provided on the planarization layer for a light emitting device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372499

Method of manufacturing array substrate, display substrate, and display device

A method of manufacturing an array substrate, a display substrate and a display device are disclosed. The method of manufacturing an array substrate comprises: forming a pattern of an active layer and a pattern of source and drain electrodes on a substrate; forming a pattern of a first transparent electrode and a pattern of a passivation layer through one single patterning process; and processing the substrate on which the pattern of the passivation layer having been formed, such that a material of the passivation layer fills at least partially in a gap in the pattern of the first transparent electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372498

Method of manufacturing thin film transistor substrate

A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor substrate includes forming a semiconductor pattern on a substrate, wherein the semiconductor pattern includes a first area, a second area, and a third area, wherein the second area and the third area are located on each side of the first area; forming an insulating layer on the substrate to cover the semiconductor pattern; forming a metal pattern layer on the insulating layer using a first photosensitive pattern; doping the semiconductor pattern with first impurities using the first photosensitive pattern; forming a gate electrode by patterning the metal pattern layer using a second photosensitive pattern; and doping the semiconductor pattern with second impurities having a lower concentration than the first impurities.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372476

Novel dummy gate technology to avoid shorting circuit

Semiconductor devices and method of manufacturing such semiconductor devices are provided for improved finfet memory cells to avoid electric short often happened between metal contacts of a bit cell, where the meal contacts are positioned next to a dummy gate of a neighboring dummy edge cell. In one embodiment, during the patterning of a gate layer on a substrate surface, an improved gate slot pattern is used to extend the lengths of one or more gate slots adjacent bit lines so as to pattern and sectionalize a dummy gate line disposed next to metal contacts of an active memory cell. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372474

Semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same

A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes preparing a substrate including a first region and a second region, sequentially forming a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer on the first and second regions, patterning the first and second semiconductor layers to form a lower semiconductor pattern and an upper semiconductor pattern on each of the first and second regions, selectively removing the lower semiconductor pattern on the second region to form a gap region, and forming gate electrodes at the first and second regions, respectively.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372420

Damascene thin-film resistor with an added mask layer

In some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for manufacturing a thin film resistor after completing a copper chemical mechanical polishing (cmp) process on a copper process module may include: depositing a dielectric barrier layer across at least two structures; depositing a second dielectric layer atop the dielectric barrier as a hard mask; patterning a trench using photo lithography; etching the trench through the hard mask and stopping in or on the dielectric barrier; removing any remaining photoresist from the photo lithography process; etching the trench through the dielectric barrier thereby exposing a copper surface for each of the at least two copper structures; and depositing thin-film resistor material into the trench and bridging across the resulting at least two exposed copper surfaces.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372334

Siarc removal with plasma etch and fluorinated wet chemical solution combination

A method that allows effective removal of a silicon-containing antireflective coating (siarc) layer in a block mask after defining an unblock area in a sidewall image transfer (sit) patterning process without causing a height loss of the sit spacers is provided. The method includes first modifying the siarc layer with a dry etch utilizing an etching gas comprising a nitrogen gas followed by treating the modified siarc layer with a wet chemical etch utilizing an aqueous solution including dilute hydrofluoric acid and citric acid.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372333

Device substrate, method of manufacturing device substrate, and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

According to one embodiment, a device substrate includes a multilayer film that includes a film constituting a device element and is disposed on a substrate. A main face on which the device element is disposed includes a patterning region on which a resist is to be applied during an imprint process, and a bevel region provided as a region from a peripheral edge portion of the patterning region to an end portion of the device substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372324

Deposition methods for uniform and conformal hybrid titanium oxide films

Methods for depositing titanium oxide films by atomic layer deposition are disclosed. Titanium oxide films may include a titanium nitride cap, an oxygen rich titanium nitride cap or a mixed oxide nitride layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372305

Plasma processing apparatus

A plasma processing apparatus has a vacuum container having a processing chamber in which a wafer is processed by plasma and at least one member constituting the vacuum container movable and detachable in a horizontal direction with respect to a base plate. The plasma processing apparatus includes a lifter arranged at a side of the vacuum container across the vacuum container on the base plate, coupled to an end portion on the opposite side of a vacuum transfer chamber on which the wafer is transferred in a decompressed interior, and having a vertical shaft to move the detachable member vertically. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372119

Speech recognition with acoustic models

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for learning pronunciations from acoustic sequences. One method includes receiving an acoustic sequence, the acoustic sequence representing an utterance, and the acoustic sequence comprising a sequence of multiple frames of acoustic data at each of a plurality of time steps; stacking one or more frames of acoustic data to generate a sequence of modified frames of acoustic data; processing the sequence of modified frames of acoustic data through an acoustic modeling neural network comprising one or more recurrent neural network (rnn) layers and a final ctc output layer to generate a neural network output, wherein processing the sequence of modified frames of acoustic data comprises: sub sampling the modified frames of acoustic data; and processing each subsampled modified frame of acoustic data through the acoustic modeling neural network.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372083

Facilitating increased user experience and efficient power performance using intelligent segmentation on flexible display screens

A mechanism is described for facilitating increased user experience and efficient power performance using intelligent segmentation on flexible display screens according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting a plurality of segments on a flexible display screen, and detecting, via one or more capturing/sensing components, at least one of a touch, a lack of touch, a movement, and a gesture relative to the plurality of segments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372031

Shift register unit and method of driving the same, gate scanning circuit

A shift register unit, a method for driving the same and a gate scanning circuit are provided. The shift register unit comprises an input module for receiving a signal to be shifted, an output module, a reset module and a reset control module, an output terminal of the input module, a control terminal of the output module and an output terminal of the reset module are connected to a first node, an output terminal of the reset control module is connected with a control terminal of the reset module for turning on the reset module under control of control signal received by control terminal of the reset control module to reset the first node, the output module outputs a shifted signal with multiple pulses before the first node is reset. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371994

System for performing assessment without testing

A system for educational assessment without testing is provided that includes one or more client systems that are connected to a network allowing students or school officials to communicate with an education framework that performs and manages educational assessment. The one or more client systems issue a message to the education framework requesting a task to he performed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371711

Automated system for adapting market data and evaluating performance in transactions

A system includes a remotely-located server comprising a metric server adapter, a metrics application, and a communication application. The metric server adapter includes governing logic that manages an evaluation service and predefined instructions for managing metric data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371618

Risk identification and risk register generation system and engine

The present invention relates to a computer-based system for generating a risk register relating to a named entity. The system comprises a computing device, a risk database accessible by the computing device and having stored therein a set of risk types based on an induced taxonomy of risk types previously derived at least in part upon operation of a machine learning module, an input adapted to receive a set of source data, the set of source data being in electronic form and representing textual content comprising potential risk phrases, a entity-risk relation classifier adapted to identify and extract entity-risk relations from the set of source data, a risk tagger adapted to identify in the set of source data a set of risk candidates (ri) based on the set of risk types, a entity tagger adapted to identify mentions of entity names (ci) in the set of source data, and a risk register aggregator adapted to generate a first risk register based on the set of tuples associated with a first entity.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371605

Systems and methods to facilitate local searches via location disambiguation

Systems and methods use machine learning techniques to resolve location ambiguity in search queries. In one aspect, a dataset generator generates a training dataset using query logs of a search engine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371604

Continuous interaction learning and detection in real-time

Systems and methods may provide for partitioning a plurality of training samples into a first sequential list of centroids, removing one or more repeating centroids in the first sequential list of centroids to obtain a first reduced list of centroids and generating a set of hidden markov model (hmm) parameters based on the first reduced list of centroids. Additionally, a plurality of detection samples may be partitioned into a second sequential list of centroids, wherein one or more repeating centroids in the second sequential list of centroids may be removed to obtain a second reduced list of centroids. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371603

Self-learning based crawling and rule-based data mining for automatic information extraction

Methods and systems for automatic information extraction by performing self-learning crawling and rule-based data mining is provided. The method determines existence of crawl policy within input information and performs at least one of front-end crawling, assisted crawling and recursive crawling. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371601

Quality-directed adaptive analytic retraining

A quality-directed adaptive analytic retraining is provided. Training example data with which to retrain a machine learning model that has been previously trained is received. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371591

System and method for creating biologically based enterprise data genome to predict and recommend enterprise performance

Briefly described, embodiments of the present invention pertains to a key performance indicator (kpi)-driven digital genome system or framework as well as various systems and methods of use and interaction therewith. Unlike conventional stand-alone kpi applications or pure-play centralized kpi solutions, embodiments of the present invention provide an automated way to codify the organizational objectives, goals, behavior, and motivations by continuously measuring, correlating, and discovering hidden relationships among various metrics, attributes, causal relationships, and networks display genomic findings via business applications without a priori knowledge of machine learning or statistical techniques.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371589

Systems and methods for online content recommendation

The present disclosure relates to computer systems implementing methods for online content recommendation. The computer systems may be configured to receive a training sample from a first client device corresponding to a predefined feedback interacting with online content displayed on the first client device; update a preexisting training database in real-time based on the received training sample to generate an updated training sample, wherein prior to being updated based on the training sample received from the first client, the training database includes a set of historical training samples; conduct a regression training to a computer learning model in real-time, using the updated training sample, to produce a set of trained parameters for an online content recommendation model; call the set of trained parameters in real-time to determine recommend online content for a second user with the online content recommendation model; and send the recommended online content to a second client device of the second user.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371570

Card reader for mobile device

A card reader for use with a mobile device includes a foot and/or a housing for a jack on the bottom of the card reader prevents the card reader from accidently turning off the mobile device during use.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371522

Methods and systems for data interchange

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

12/22/16 / #20160371492

Method and system for searching and killing macro virus

The present invention discloses a method and system for searching and killing a macro virus, which are applied in an enterprise edition virus searching and killing application. The method comprises: an enterprise edition client monitoring the operation of opening a document of a specific type, the document of a specific type comprising an office software document; when monitoring a request for opening a target document, intercepting the request and uploading the target document to an enterprise edition service end; the enterprise edition service end judging whether the target document contains a macro virus; and returning a processing instruction to the enterprise edition client according to the judgment result. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371490

Systems and methods for data driven malware task identification

Embodiments of a system and method for identifying malware tasks using a controlled environment to run malicious software to generate analysis reports, a parser to extract features from the analysis reports and a cognitively inspired learning algorithm to predict tasks associated with the malware are disclosed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371478

Device controller and method to forensically secure electronic data storage device

A device controller and method to forensically secure a storage device. A device controller, interfaced between a processing device and a storage device, includes a processor and computer memory having stored therein a maintenance list including a maintenance routine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371474

Method and system for control of computing devices

Systems and methods for limiting a user's access to a specific subset of a plurality of software applications installed on a computing device. A method includes the steps of: (i) activating a master application by a master user, where the master application allows access only to the specific subset of the plurality of software applications installed on the computing device, and further where the master application cannot be deactivated without authorization from the master user; (ii) accessing, from within the master application, one or more of the subset of software applications by an authorized user; (iii) returning to the master application or accessing a second of the subset of software applications; and (iv) deactivating the master application, where only the master user can deactivate the master application.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371431

Methods of predicting pathogenicity of genetic sequence variants

Recent developments in cost-effective dna sequencing allows for individualized genomic screening of a subject for genetic sequence variants. Training a pathogenicity prediction model using semi-supervised training methods produces a better model for predicting the pathogenicity of a test genetic sequence variant. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371394

Indoor localization using crowdsourced data

Methods and systems for generating a map for indoor localization. Raw data traces from a plurality of mobile devices are merged to generate a single data graph. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371370

Using ontologies to comprehend regular expressions

Ontologies are used to comprehend regular expressions, by selecting, based on a context relating to a domain of a regular expression, an ontology and an assertion base, parsing the regular expression to identify at least one fragment of the regular expression, identifying one or more assertions in the assertion base corresponding to one of the identified fragments, identifying, for each identified assertion, an associated node in the ontology, and returning, based on the associated nodes, a concept in the ontology as representing the associated fragment of the regular expression.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371262

Systems and methods for a scalable continuous active learning approach to information classification

Systems and methods for classifying electronic information are provided by way of a technology-assisted review (“tar”) process. In certain embodiments, the tar process is a scalable continuous active learning (“s-cal”) approach. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371254

Method for assigning semantic information to word through learning using text corpus

A method includes acquiring a first corpus, including first text of a first sentence including a first word and described in a natural language, and second text of a second sentence including a second word different in meaning from the first word, a second word distribution of the second word being similar to a first word distribution of the first word, acquiring a second corpus including third text of a third sentence, including a third word identical to the first word and/or the second word, a third word distribution of the third word being not similar to the first word distribution, based on an arrangement of a word string in the first corpus and the second corpus, assigning to the first word a first vector representing a meaning of the first word and assigning to the second word a second vector representing a meaning of the second word.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371140

Data storage device control with power hazard mode

In response to a warning that power may be interrupted, a non-volatile data storage sub-system of a host computer system re-orders machine readable instructions that the non-volatile data storage sub-system is going to perform. This re-ordering of instructions decreases the probability that important data will be lost. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371117

Composing and executing workflows made up of functional pluggable building blocks

A platform that provides a way to automatically compose and execute even complex workflows without writing code is described. A set of pre-built functional building blocks can be provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370940

Touch display driving method and apparatus and touch display screen

The present disclosure provide a touch display driving method, a touch display driving apparatus and the touch display screen for reducing a touch noise. The touch display driving method comprises: in a display scanning period, implementing a display scanning operation on a display scanning region including multiple display scanning lines; in a touch scanning period, when there is an overlap between a touch scanning region corresponding to a current touch driving line and the display scanning region, skipping the touch scanning region which overlaps with the display scanning region, to implement a touch scanning operation on a touch scanning region corresponding to any touch driving line after the current touch driving line; and in a next touch scanning period, returning to implement a touch scanning operation on the touch scanning region which overlaps with the display scanning region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370826

Rotary combination module for tablet computer

A rotary combination module for a tablet computer, which includes a pad and a dock, to engage the pad with the dock, the rotary combination module comprising: a rotation part, disposed on the back of the pad, for rotating on the pad as a rotation plane; an extension part, connected with the rotation part, for shifting in the rotation part and positioning at a predetermined location; and a stand, connected to the extension part, for turning away from the extension part and positioning at a predetermined angle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370799

Self-learning fault detection for hvac systems

Systems and methods for self-learning fault detection and diagnosis in an hvac system include a server identifying a fault and one or more predicted causes of the fault based on measurements of operational parameters received from sensors associated with the hvac system. The operational parameters are compared to evaluation criteria, such as predetermined thresholds, to identify a potential fault. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370770

Monitoring system and engineering tool

An engineering tool includes a data separating unit that separates data about an object registered in a control program from real data in a control device; a state changing unit that changes the state of the object, which is a detection source, in the control device after the separation of the data; a state acquiring unit that acquires the state of the object, which is a change destination, from the control device after the change of the state; a history acquiring unit that acquires history data concerning the control program from a monitoring device; and a confirming unit that compares results of the acquisition by the state acquiring unit and the history acquiring unit with a result of an arithmetic operation in a normal time of the control program to confirm the operation of the control program.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370708

Exposure apparatus and method of manufacturing article

The present invention provides an exposure apparatus including a rotation shutter, and a control unit configured to control a rotational speed of the rotation shutter so as to match an exposure amount on a substrate with a target exposure amount in exposure processing for a shot region, based on first information indicating a relationship between a rotational speed of the rotation shutter and an exposure amount on the substrate when rotating the rotation shutter at the rotational speed without stopping rotation of the rotation shutter so as to make a shift from a first state in which the rotation shutter shields a light to a second state in which the rotation shutter passes the light and then back to the first state, wherein the control unit updates the first information based on second information concerning a change in the illuminance of light.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370702

Polymer, chemically amplified positive resist composition and patterning process

A positive resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units having both an acyl or alkoxycarbonyl group and an acid labile group-substituted hydroxyl group exhibits a high contrast of alkaline dissolution rate before and after exposure, a high resolution, a good pattern profile and minimal edge roughness.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370699

Hybrid coloring methodology for multi-pattern technology

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for assigning feature colors for a multiple patterning process are provided. The apparatus receives integrated circuit layout information including a set of features and an assigned color of a plurality of colors for each feature of a first subset of features of the set of features. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370667

Liquid crystal display panel

A liquid crystal display panel including an array substrate, an opposite substrate disposed opposite to the array substrate and liquid crystal medium between the opposite substrate and the array substrate is provided. The array substrate includes a passivation layer, an insulation layer and a first electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370624

Manufacturing method of touch display panel

A manufacturing method of a touch display panel is disclosed and has steps of depositing a touch-control metal layer on ail inner side of a color-filler substrate and patterning the touch-control metal layer; depositing a black matrix layer on the inner side of the color-filter substrate and patterning the black matrix layer; depositing a color photoresist layer on the inner side of the color-filter substrate and patterning the color photoresist layer; depositing a common electrode layer on the inner side of the color-filter substrate and patterning the common electrode layer; and performing cell-assembling to assemble the color-filter substrate and an array substrate together.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370614

Laser processing apparatus, methods of laser-processing workpieces and related arrangements

Numerous embodiments concerning methods and apparatus for processing a workpiece are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic display device having a plurality of viewing elements is provided, wherein a viewing element includes a color element and at least one viewing element exhibits a bright pixel defect. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370543

Re-coated optical fibers and methods of re-coating optical fibers

According to embodiments described herein, a coated optical fiber may include a first coated optical fiber segment, a second coated optical fiber segment, and a splice-junction coating. The end portion of the first fiber segment and the end portion of the second fiber segment may abut one another end-to-end. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370528

Fiber lighting systems with light diffusing fibers and methods of operating fiber lighting systems with light diffusing fibers

Fiber lighting systems and methods of switching light are disclosed. A system includes a light source and a switching device having an input that receives light from the light source, at least one output, and a microelectromechanical mirror disposed in an optical pathway between the input and the output. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370500

Method and server for providing alerts for rainfall return periods

The present disclosure relates to a method and a server for providing alerts for rainfall return periods. The server receives periodic rain intensity measurements from a pluviometer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370223

Monitoring systems and methods

A monitoring system includes a plurality of modules to sense temperature and vibrations of a motor assembly, a hub computer to collect the sensed temperature and vibrations, and an analyzer computer to analyze the collected temperature and vibrations. The modules contain detectors that measure a temperature and vibrations in three axes of the motor assembly, a transceiver integrated circuit that measures a die temperature of the transceiver integrated circuit, a microcontroller integrated circuit that self-adjusts its clock pulses, and a memory that stores parameters set for the operation of the modules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370168

Reduced back reflection optical coherence tomography probe

A beam-shaping optical system suitable for use with optical coherence tomography including a sheath defining a central cavity, a beam-shaping insert defining a beam-shaping element positioned within the central cavity, and an optical fiber having a core and a cladding. The optical fiber defines an angularly prepared fiber end configured to emit an electromagnetic beam toward the beam-shaping element with the core of the optical fiber locally expanded at the fiber end.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370128

Method for improving fluid flow characteristics, heat exchanger, distillation apparatus and deodorizing apparatus with the same applied thereto, and expanded metal used for the same

By arranging an expanded metal 13 in a channel 12 formed to lie between two planes 11 and 11 placed face-to-face, local fluid flows 16 guided by the expanded metal 13 are allowed to act on various boundary layers 15 formed between these two planes 11 and 11 and a fluid so as to improve fluid flow characteristics concerning heat transfer and/or mass transfer through a local turbulent flow acceleration effect.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370026

Post-installation learning fault detection

A fault detection module and related methods of prognostic fault detection for an hvac system are disclosed. Baseline operating parameters of an hvac system operating in a known balanced state are collected during a calibration period. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370011

Multi-functional biomass and other combustibles stove

A multi-fuel & multi-purpose fired stove which includes a burn chamber with an adjustable vertical or reciprocating grate (34) that allows for variable fuel delivery having a modular grill chamber 131, modular biomass/bio char bins (11), modular chimney composed of glass, steel or other types of chimney material 121. The multi-purpose stove is design for detachable or permanent fixtures used for a variety of purposes such as, heating, thermoelectrically generation, production of wood gas, distillation, dehydration of organic materials, and smoking of organic materials. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160369956

Organic light-emitting device for lighting

The present invention relates to an organic light-emitting device for lighting, and more specifically relates to an organic light-emitting device for lighting whereby it is possible to achieve excellent brightness by increasing the light-emitting area per unit area of an organic light-emitting element. For this purpose, the present invention provides an organic light-emitting device comprising: a first substrate and a second substrate disposed facing each other; a frame section which is formed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and is formed on the periphery of the first substrate and the second substrate so as to hermetically close the space between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a flexible organic light-emitting element which is disposed inside of the space, and of which at least one part has a curved surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160369671

Dividing wall structure with integrated liquid delivery function

A dividing wall structure for a liquid collecting device and for a vehicle structure having a crankshaft and connecting rods. The dividing wall structure includes liquid channels and shaped portions for turning crankshaft and/or connecting-rod sections. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160369621

Real-time stuck pipe warning system for downhole operations

A method of performing an operation in a wellbore includes performing the operation in the wellbore from a rig; and, while performing the operation, repeatedly: inputting one or more predicted values from a model of the wellbore; inputting one or more measured parameters from one or more sensors of the rig; calculating a deviation of each measured parameter from a respective predicted value; applying a weighting factor to each calculated deviation to obtain a respective alert level; calculating a rate of change of each measured parameter from a parameter previously measured by the respective sensor; applying a weighting factor to each calculated rate of change to obtain a respective alert level; and adding the alert levels and dividing the sum thereof by a maximum alert level to obtain a stuck pipe risk.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160369601

Method for estimating petrophysical properties of a hydrocarbon reservoir

Estimating petrophysical properties of a hydrocarbon reservoir traversed by at least one wellbore comprises obtaining at least one core sample from the wellbore and obtaining a three-dimensional (3d) porous solid image of the core sample. A 3d pore scale model is generated from the 3d porous solid image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160369045

Novel fused naphthalene cyclohetero ring compounds, and methods and uses thereof

Described herein are heterocyclic organic compounds. More specifically, described herein are fused heterocyclic naphthalene compounds, polymers based on fused heterocyclic naphthalene compounds, methods for making these compounds, and uses thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160369018

Preparation method of vinyl chloride polymer and vinyl chloride polymer prepared thereby

The present invention relates to a method of preparing a vinyl chloride polymer having good thermal stability by restraining a dehydrochlorination reaction due to heat or ultraviolet rays, and a vinyl chloride polymer prepared thereby. According to the preparation method, the adding point of a modifier is controlled, and a vinyl chloride polymer markedly restraining the generation of dehydrochloric acid due to heat or ultraviolet rays may be prepared. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368947

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 disorders, such as learning, cognitive activities, and analgesia, particularly in alleviating and/or reducing neuropathic pain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368825

Fast firing method for high porosity ceramics

A method for firing a green honeycomb ceramic body including heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from room temperature to a first temperature of less than or equal to about 350° c. With at least one heating rate of greater than or equal to about 80° c./hr. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368818

Fusion formed and ion exchanged glass-ceramics

The present disclosure relates to fusion formable highly crystalline glass-ceramic articles whose composition lies within the sio2—r2o3—li2o/na2o—tio2 system and which contain a silicate crystalline phase comprised of lithium aluminosilicate (β-spodumene and/or β-quartz solid solution) lithium metasilicate and/or lithium disilicate. Additionally, these silicate-crystal containing glass-ceramics can exhibit varying na2o to li2o molar ratio extending from the surface to the bulk of the glass article, particularly a decreasing li2o concentration and an increasing na2o concentration from surface to bulk. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368816

Highly hydrolytically stable loose-fill insulation

The general inventive concepts relate to unbonded loose-fill fiberglass compositions useful for insulation. The compositions demonstrate high hydrolytic stability. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368812

Strengthened glass articles and methods of making

A strengthened glass article having a central tension that is below a threshold value above which the glass exhibits frangible behavior. The central tension varies non-linearly with the thickness of the glass. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368809

Laser processing of slots and holes

The present invention relates to a process for cutting and separating interior contours in thin substrates of transparent materials, in particular glass. The method involves the utilization of an ultra-short pulse laser to form perforation or holes in the substrate, that may be followed by use of a co2 laser beam to promote full separation about the perforated line.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368807

Systems and methods for thermally controlling warp

Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods for controlling material warp that include placing the shaped mold in a heating device, forming a glass material into a shaped mold, and cooling the glass material and the shaped mold to a predetermined viscosity of the glass material. Some embodiments include, a predetermined time prior to removing the glass material and the shaped mold from the heating device, holding the glass at the mold in the heating device where the heating device temperature is substantially equal to mold and glass temperature just prior to exiting to ambient temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368805

Methods and apparatuses for producing laminated glass sheets

According to one embodiment, a method for forming a laminated glass sheet includes forming a multi-layer glass melt from a molten core glass and at least one molten cladding glass. The multi-layer glass melt has a width wm, a melt thickness tm and a core to cladding thickness ratio tc:tcl. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368803

A wastewater purification system

A wastewater purification system includes first purification equipment (101) for receiving wastewater and for outputting first time purified wastewater and sludge, and second purification equipment (102) for receiving the first time purified wastewater and for outputting second time purified wastewater and purification residue. The second purification equipment is based on the reverse osmosis and/or nanofiltration technology. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368749

Wine bottle opener

A manual bottle opener (1) that provides a means to slowly and steadily remove a stopper made from cork, foam or plastic, from a bottle by utilising a gearbox (26) to allow a high number of low torque rotations of a handle (9) to be converted into a lower number of high torque rotations of a corkscrew (2). As a result the stopper is removed without any sudden change in pulling force and there is therefore a risk that the user will not realise that the stopper is out and keep turning the handle (9) and as a result damage the stopper. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368555

Illuminated bicycle handlebar system

An the illuminated handlebar for a bicycle comprises a hardened metal core comprising at least one elongated element, a translucent polyurethane exterior disposed over at least a portion of the hardened metal core, a portable dc voltage source coupled to a portion of the hardened metal core, wherein the voltage source is configured for installation and removal by a hand of a user without the use of tools, a plurality of light emitting diode (led) units conductively coupled to the voltage source, wherein the plurality of led units contact at least a portion of the polyurethane exterior such that light emitted forwardly therefrom generally travels along the polyurethane exterior, a switch for turning the plurality of led lights on and off, and a fastening element coupled to the hardened metal core for coupling to a stem of a bicycle.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368444

Vehicle control system for passenger protection and method thereof

A vehicle control unit may be provided that protects passengers of a vehicle while entering and exiting the vehicle. When the door opening closing operation signal or the speed meets a predetermined condition, the vehicle control unit receives information on whether a threat exists in the side or rear of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368416

Awareness lights

A lighting system for interior lights of an automobile and visible outside the automobile comprising: a panel located on the windshield of the automobiles wherein said panel is a light panel comprises of base, mounting means, cover, and warning signal lights; visual aid for assistance/warning wherein said aid is multiple lights displayed for different warning signals; button/switch for activating light fixtures; a multiple row, single source, or an array of light emitting diode light sources configured on a light support wherein said light supports are in plurality or are solitary light sources; a controller, wherein the said led source is in electrical communication with said controller; wires connected to a fuse box and a control box; and a power supply wherein said source is a battery, or other electrical source. The switch on the displayed led provided at the windshield is used to change lights according to the color coding of lights; wherein yellow light indicating caution, slow down, something obstructing or in the roadway, red light indicating stopping needs assistance for the reasons like flat tires, vehicle stalled etc, blue light indicating needs medical assistance.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368345

Method of controlling climate in a parked vehicle

A method of controlling a temperature in a vehicle passenger compartment of a parked vehicle is provided. The method broadly includes the steps of: (a) sensing a temperature (tin) inside the vehicle at a predetermined time (tp); (b) comparing the sensed temperature (tin) to a preferred temperature (tp); (c) confirming an absence of any object near a front and a rear of the parked vehicle; (d) turning on an engine of the parked vehicle if the absence of any object is confirmed and the sensed temperature (tin) is not the preferred temperature (tp); and (e) utilizing a climate control system to change the temperature (tin) inside the vehicle passenger compartment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368179

Form for casting a concrete light pole base

A process and form for casting a concrete light pole base having a decorative upper portion with a configuration for mounting a light pole. The form includes a base having an opening in which a resilient insert is positioned. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368113

Glass processing apparatus and methods

Glass processing apparatus each include a first sheet guide device and a second sheet guide device with a gap configured to receive a glass sheet. In one example, an adjustment member can move the first sheet guide device relative to the second sheet guide device such that the gap is tapered with respect to a glass travel direction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368107

Automatic steel-bar coupling head making machine

The present invention is to provide an automatic steel bar coupling head making machine including a positioning mechanism, a transverse moving mechanism, a longitudinal moving mechanism, a processing mechanism assembly and a control mechanism, wherein, when a steel bar is positioned between two fixtures of the positioning mechanism and an end of the steel bar presses against a positioning detection rod of the processing mechanism assembly, the processing mechanism assembly sends a start signal to the control mechanism and, upon receipt of the start signal, the control mechanism drives the positioning mechanism, the transverse moving mechanism, the longitudinal moving mechanism and the processing mechanism assembly, for enabling the two fixtures to clamp the steel bar and then enabling the processing mechanism assembly to sequentially perform a first turning, a second turning and a thread rolling on peripheral edge of the steel bar adjacent to the end of the steel bar.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368100

Method for rapid laser drilling of holes in glass and products made therefrom

Forming holes in a material includes focusing a pulsed laser beam into a laser beam focal line oriented along the beam propagation direction and directed into the material, the laser beam focal line generating an induced absorption within the material, the induced absorption producing a defect line along the laser beam focal line within the material, and translating the material and the laser beam relative to each other, thereby forming a plurality of defect lines in the material, and etching the material in an acid solution to produce holes greater than 1 micron in diameter by enlarging the defect lines in the material. A glass article includes a stack of glass substrates with formed holes of 1-100 micron diameter extending through the stack.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368093

Fabrication method including a modified profile-turning step

The invention relates to a method for fabrication of a part intended to be welded comprising a step for forming an oblique wall between two perpendicular surfaces capable of reducing the contact surface of the face to be welded.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368020

Method for manufacturing film for optoelectronic element

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a film for an optoelectronic element and, more specifically, to a method for manufacturing a film for an optoelectronic element, which can improve the optical characteristics of an optoelectronic element and can be applied to even flexible optoelectronic elements. To this end, the present invention provides the method for manufacturing a film for an optoelectronic element, comprising: a bubble generation step for generating a large quantity of bubbles inside a polymer resin by stirring the polymer resin; a bubble density control step for controlling the density of the bubbles inside the polymer resin by exposing, to vacuum, the polymer resin in which bubbles are generated; and a coating film formation step for forming a coating film having a plurality of pores dispersed therein by coating and drying the polymer resin on a substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368015

Liquid ejection device

There is provided a liquid ejection device capable of applying a high quality curable composition stably and efficiently by heating the curable composition to a temperature at which the curable composition can be ejected from a head, in a short time without heating the curable composition rapidly and excessively. This liquid ejection device (1) is provided with: a first tank (2) for retaining a liquid composition; a head (3) for ejecting the liquid composition; a first heating means (4) for heating the liquid composition within the first tank (2); a first channel (5) for supplying the liquid composition from the first tank (2) to the head (3); a second heating means (6) for heating the liquid composition passing through the first channel (5) at a heating temperature higher than that of the first heating means (4); a second channel (7) for returning the liquid composition from the head (3) to the first tank (2); a second pump (8) that is provided on the first channel (5); and a first pump (9) that is provided on the second channel (7), wherein the temperature difference between the heating temperature of the second heating means (6) and the heating temperature of the first heating means (4) is 65° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367960

Method and system for carrying out an exothermic gas phase reaction on a heterogeneous particulate catalyst

The invention relates to a method for producing 1,3 butadien by means of the oxidative dehydration of n-butenes on a heterogenous particulate multimetal oxide catalyst which contains molybdenum as the active compound and at least one other metal and which is filled into the contact tubes (kr) of two or more tube bundle reactors (r-i, r-ii), wherein a heat transfer medium flows around the intermediate space between the contact tubes (kr) of the two or more tube bundle reactors (r-i, r-ii). The method includes a production mode and a regeneration mode which are carried out in an alternating manner. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367787

Catheter guiding system and methods

A steerable guide catheter includes a tip ring at a distal end and one or more pullwires configured to engage with the tip ring when put in tension, the pullwire(s) thereby subjecting the steerable guide catheter to a curving or turning force. The tip ring includes a saddle and one or more pullwire channels allowing the pullwire to be looped over the saddle such that when the pullwire is placed under tension, it abuts against the saddle of the tip ring. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367765

Protection device for protecting an injection needle

The present invention relates to a protection device (1) intended to at least partially cover the needle (2) of an injection device, comprising: a support (3) of the protection device (1), a sleeve (4) movable axially in translation with respect to the support (3), an arrangement (14) for returning the sleeve (4) from an injection position to a protection position, an axial guidance arrangement (29, 30) for preventing the sleeve (4) from pivoting with respect to the support (3), one peg (6) directly and at least elastically, coupled longitudinally to the support (3) or the sleeve (4) and housed in a passageway (10) defining a first section (11) and a second section (12) followed by the peg (6) from a storage position to the injection position and then to the protection position, and a safety arrangement (21; 36, 34, 35) part of which being elastically deformable, arranged in a way as to prevent the peg from returning from the second section to the first section. The invention also relates to packaging (26) for the device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367242

Multiple-firing suture fixation device and methods for using and manufacturing same

A multiple-firing crimp device comprises crimps, a shaft, a crimp movement assembly, and a snare. Each crimp has an internal hollow. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367157

Wearable physiological monitoring and notification system based on real-time heart rate variability analysis

Methods, devices, and systems for monitoring heart rate variability (hrv). The hrv monitoring systems and devices are adapted to give immediate feedback to the subject concerning their current condition and any pertinent changes in their condition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367111

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a bending section being disposed in an insertion section, a plurality of towing members disposed in the insertion section and in an operation section from the bending section, a disk member turnably provided in the operation section and configured to turn to tow and loosen the plurality of towing members, the plurality of towing members being suspended in an outer circumference of the disk member, operation members turnably disposed in the operation section and configured to turn the disk member to bend the bending section, and a turning shaft configured to turnably axially support the disk member and the operation members with respect to the operation section in a position decentered to the distal end side by a predetermined distance d with respect to a center of the disk member in an initial state in which the bending section is linear.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160366935

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes: an atomizing assembly adapted to atomize liquid, a battery rod assembly adapted to supply power to the atomizing assembly, and a liquid storage device adapted to store the liquid; a first screw section and a second screw section are respectively provided at two ends of the atomizing assembly, and a turning direction of the first screw section is opposite to a turning direction of the second screw section. The turning direction of the first screw section is opposite to that of the second screw section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160366857

Pet collar having integrated audio playback system

A pet collar having an integrated audio playback system for easing the manner in which identification concerning a pet can be stored and retrieved. The audio message pet collar includes collar body constructed in substantially the same manner and of substantially the same materials as a conventional dog collar except that it includes an integrated electronics housing and speakers system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366768

Manufacturing method of flexible printed wiring board

A device provides a sender-selected notification. In one embodiment, upon an incoming message from the sender, the device provides a warning notification followed by the sender-selected notification. The manufacturing method of the flexible printed wiring board relating to an embodiment includes a step of preparing a metal foil clad laminate 1 including an insulating substrate 2 and metal foil 3 and metal foil 4 provided on main surfaces of the substrate 2, a step of forming a circuit pattern 5 by patterning the metal foil 3, a step of forming a peelable printing plate layer 6 on the substrate 2 so as to embed the pattern 5, a step of forming blind holes 7a and 7b where the pattern 5 is exposed inside by partially removing the printing plate layer 6, a step of printing conductive paste with the printing plate layer 6 as a printing mask, and filling the conductive paste 8 inside the blind holes, and a step of peeling off the printing plate layer 6 from the metal foil clad laminate 1.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366565

Grouping wireless devices in a communications network

There is provided mechanisms for grouping wireless devices of a cell of a communications network. A method is performed by a system in the communications network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366559

Adaptive mobile wireless call rescue

Systems and methods can support establishing a voice call over a wireless computer network between a mobile computing device and a second device, where the second device may be either another mobile device or a gateway for communicating to a traditional landline or mobile telephone. The connectivity status of the mobile computing device may be monitored. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366516

Loudspeaker

An audio amplifier and a warning sound amplifier are connected in parallel to each other, relative to a voice coil of a loudspeaker. A resistor having an impedance greater than an impedance of the voice coil is connected to the voice coil and is also connected to the warning sound amplifier. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366262

Automatic power-off of wireless communication device from linked device

Methods and systems for powering-off a wireless communication device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a wireless communication signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366165

System and methods for detecting malicious email transmission

A system and methods of detecting an occurrence of a violation of an email security policy of a computer system. A model relating to the transmission of prior emails through the computer system is defined which is derived from statistics relating to the prior emails. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366056

Data center networking

Networking systems and, more particularly, processes of limiting mac address information in a forwarding table in data center networking systems are provided. The method includes limiting mac address information in a forwarding table in leaf switches of a local area networking system by learning, for each of the leaf switches, only mac addresses from directly connected hosts.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366003

Apparatus and method for superposition transmissions

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are described concerning a new type of superposition multiplexing transmission constellation (super-constellation): the gray-mapped non-uniform-capable constellation (gnc). Apparatuses, systems, and methods for generating gnc super-constellations are described, as well as apparatuses, systems, and methods for receiving, demapping, and decoding transmissions using gnc super-constellations. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365901

Supporting distinct single-input single-output (siso) services in a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) baseband circuit, particularly suited for a distributed antenna system (das)

One embodiment of the disclosure relates to supporting distinct single-input single-output (siso) services in a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) baseband circuit, particularly suited for a distributed antenna system (das). In this regard, in one aspect, two communication paths in the mimo baseband circuit are reconfigured to distribute two distinct siso signals. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365805

Power transfer systems

In a power transfer system, a first main switch can transfer power from a first connector to an output terminal. A first path can deliver a current from the first connector to the output terminal and control the current to be within a predefined ranger. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365801

Systems and methods of operation for power converters having series-parallel mode active clamps

Systems and methods for operating improved flyback converters are disclosed, in which leakage energy is returned to the input power source rather than to the output load, while still achieving zero voltage switching (i.e., zvs) operation. In some embodiments, the improved converters may transfer the energy stored in the leakage inductance to a snubber capacitor(s) at the instant of turning off of the control switch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365639

Antenna structure

An antenna structure is disclosed. The antenna structure includes a reference axis having a first direction; a signal-feeding terminal; and a radiating portion, including a first conductor extending from the signal-feeding terminal along the first direction to a first turning point; a second conductor extending from the first turning point across the longitudinal reference axis to a second turning point; a third conductor extending from the second turning point along the first direction to a third turning point; a fourth conductor extending from the third turning point across the reference axis to a fourth turning point; and a fifth conductor extending from the fourth turning point along a second direction opposite to the first direction.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365611

Damage detection and warning system of a battery pack

An energy storage module for a vehicle includes an energy storage enclosure adapted to accommodate an energy storage cell, the energy storage enclosure having an enclosure wall, an optical sensor including an optical fiber, an optical receiver and an optical emitter, the optical fiber attached to an inner side of a first enclosure wall along a distance of a portion of the inner side. The optical receiver is configured to detect an optical signal transmitted through the optical fiber, and the optical sensor is configured to detect an alteration of the optical signal being indicative of a deformation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365536

Flexible display device packages and methods of manufacturing

A flexible display device package may comprise a barrier (190) on a polymer substrate (120), a display device (110) on the barrier, and a flexible glass sheet (130) bonded to the barrier (190) with a hermetic seal to hermetically encapsulate the display device (110) between the flexible glass sheet (130) and the barrier (190). The flexible glass sheet may comprise a thickness of less than about 0.3 mm.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365518

Novel dihydropyrrolo[2,3-f] indole-diketopyrrolopyrrole semiconducting materials, and methods and uses thereof

Described herein are heterocyclic organic compounds. More specifically, described herein are compounds based on the combination of fused pyrrole structures with diketopyrrolopyrrole structures, methods for making these compounds, and uses thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365465

Sensor and manufacturing method of sensor

A manufacturing method of a sensor including the following steps and a sensor are provided. An active device and a first insulation layer covering the active device are formed on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365429

Patterning of vertical nanowire transisor channel and gate with directed self assembly

Directed self-assembly (dsa) material, or di-block co-polymer, to pattern features that ultimately define a channel region a gate electrode of a vertical nanowire transistor, potentially based on one lithographic operation. In embodiments, dsa material is confined within a guide opening patterned using convention lithography. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365366

Metallic oxide thin film transistor, array substrate and their manufacturing methods, display device

The present invention provides a metallic oxide thin film transistor and its manufacturing method, an array substrate and its manufacturing method, as well as a display device, which is belong to the field of thin film transistor manufacturing technology. The method for manufacturing the metallic oxide thin film transistor comprises a step of forming patterns of an oxide active layer and an etch stopping layer through a one-time patterning process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365347

Alternative threshold voltage scheme via direct metal gate patterning for high performance cmos finfets

Multiple gate stack portions are formed in a gate cavity by direct metal gate patterning to provide finfets having different threshold voltages. The different threshold voltages are obtained by selectively incorporating metal layers with different work functions in different gate stack portions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365311

Method of manufacturing semiconductor devices with combined array and periphery patterning in self-aligned double patterning

Provided are improved semiconductor memory devices and methods for manufacturing such semiconductor memory devices. A method may incorporate the patterning of the array and periphery regions in self-aligned double patterning and provide semiconductor devices resulting from the combined patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365310

Method of manufacturing semiconductor devices with combined array and periphery patterning in self-aligned quadruple patterning

Provided are improved semiconductor memory devices and methods for manufacturing such semiconductor memory devices. A method may incorporate the patterning of the array and periphery regions in self-aligned quadruple patterning and provide semiconductor devices resulting from the combined patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365289

Method for manufacturing a dual work function semiconductor device and the semiconductor device made thereof

A method for manufacturing a dual work function semiconductor device includes forming a first silicon oxide layer on a substrate and forming a first hafnium-containing dielectric material layer on the first silicon oxide layer. The method further includes forming an aluminum-containing dielectric material layer on the first hafnium-containing dielectric material layer and performing a thermal treatment to intermix the silicon oxide layer, the first hafnium-containing dielectric material layer and the aluminum-containing dielectric material layers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365283

Etch-resistant water soluble mask for hybrid wafer dicing using laser scribing and plasma etch

Methods of dicing semiconductor wafers, each wafer having a plurality of integrated circuits, are described. In an example, a method of dicing a semiconductor wafer including a plurality of integrated circuits includes forming a water soluble mask above the semiconductor wafer, the water soluble mask covering and protecting the integrated circuits. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365280

Chemoepitaxy etch trim using a self aligned hard mask for metal line to via

A method of forming metal lines that are aligned to underlying metal features that includes forming a neutral layer atop a hardmask layer that is overlying a dielectric layer. The neutral layer is composed of a neutral charged di-block polymer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365248

Conformal strippable carbon film for line-edge-roughness reduction for advanced patterning

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to deposition of a conformal organic material over a feature formed in a photoresist or a hardmask, to decrease the critical dimensions and line edge roughness. In various embodiments, an ultra-conformal carbon-based material is deposited over features formed in a high-resolution photoresist. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365247

Method of fabricating transient semiconductor based on single-wall nanotube

A method of fabricating a transient semiconductor based on a single-wall nanotube includes stacking a thermal oxide layer on a silicon substrate and depositing a nickel thin layer on the thermal oxide layer, depositing an oxide layer on the nickel thin layer, depositing a metallic layer on the oxide layer, and patterning the metallic layer to form a gate electrode, depositing a gate insulating layer on the gate electrode, changing a surface of the gate insulating layer into a hydrophilic surface, and washing and drying the gate insulting layer, coating a single-wall nanotube on the hydrophilic surface of the gate insulating layer, forming source and drain electrodes by forming a contact opening with respect to the gate insulating layer, attaching a thermal release tape after removing a surrounding single-wall nanotube, performing a transfer onto a polyvinyl alcohol thin layer after etching the nickel thin layer, and releasing the thermal release.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365114

Video editing system and method using machine learning

A video editing system and method using machine learning are described. In one embodiment, the video editing system comprises editing processing logic controllable to perform at least one edit on one or more raw input feeds to render one or more final cut clips for viewing, each edit to transform data from one or more of the raw input feeds into the one or more of the plurality of final cut clips by generating tags that identify highlights from signals and a machine learning module operable to access data from memory and operable to generate settings to control the editing processing logic based on the data using one or more machine learning algorithms to control the editing processing logic.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365053

Method of controlling data display on panel and related driving system

A method of controlling data display on a panel includes displaying a first row data by turning on a first scan line; comparing a plurality of row data with the first row data, to generate a comparison result; determining an order of displaying the plurality of row data according to the comparison result; and outputting the plurality of row data and turning on a plurality of scan lines corresponding to the plurality of row data in the order, to display the plurality of row data in the order.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365008

Dental training device

A manikin assists a student in learning to perform root canal therapy on a primary tooth of a child without damaging the underlying adult tooth bud. The manikin includes one or more inserts including a model of an upper primary tooth with roots and a lower adult tooth bud. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364997

Assessing learning of users

This disclosure is related to assessing learning of users and in particular, to assess other knowledge than fact knowledge. A computer system for assessing learning of a user includes an input module to receive from the user a first indication associated with each of multiple electronic evidence items of a relationship between that electronic evidence item and a theory, and a second indication of whether the theory is correct. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364996

Matching learning content to learners

Providing relationships between items of learning content, where the items of learning content and/or identity of items of learning content are available over a network. Learning content information can be generated that describe characteristics of the items of learning content by parsing the learning content. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364940

Card dispensing machine anti-theft device

The present invention is a gift card dispenser for dispensing cards in a larger machine, such as a vending machine or arcade game, where the dispenser includes an electric motor controlled by a computer to perform a single cycle per activation. A stack of cards within the dispenser is arranged to engage a reciprocating pusher device coupled to the electric motor such that the reciprocating pusher extending from a retracted position to an extended position and then returning to the retracting position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364910

Hand-held controllers with light-emitting diodes synchronized to an external camera

A hand-held controller for a virtual-reality system includes an antenna, a grip, a cage coupled to the grip, and a plurality of leds on an outer surface of the cage. Wireless signals are received from a remote camera via the antenna. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364862

Methods and systems for performing image analytics using graphical reporting associated with clinical images

Methods and systems for performing image analytics using graphical reporting associated with clinical images. One system includes at least one data source and a server. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364810

Hybrid classification system

Hybrid classification system and method are described. The method commences when an input detector detects a raw input string that represents a value of a category in a member profile maintained by the on-line social network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364783

Systems and methods for vehicle purchase recommendations

A vehicle data system may receive, via a website, a user query about a vehicle or features of a vehicle that may not actually exist. The vehicle data system can transform vehicle features representing a user-configured vehicle, compare the user-configured vehicle with inventory vehicles, determine how similar the user-configured vehicle is to each inventory vehicle, how likely each inventory vehicle may be purchased given the user-configured vehicle and consumer behavior modeled based on actual historical transaction data collected via the website. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364742

Rewards system and method

A computer-implemented method, computer program product and computing system for establishing a multi-tier rewards account for a user within a social network. The multi-tier rewards account includes a system-level rewards account and a first entity-level rewards account associated with a first entity within the social network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364730

Systems and methods for verifying users, in connection with transactions using payment devices

Systems and methods for verifying users in connection with transactions using payment devices are disclosed. One exemplary method generally includes receiving a select command for an aid associated with a payment application from a terminal and, in response, initiating by a security chip of a payment device, a timer after power-up of the security chip by the terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364728

Card systems and methods

Systems and methods for identifying potentially illicit purchases, especially in card-not-present transactions. In one implementation, a merchant transaction system comprises a processor and memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364727

System and method for identifying compromised accounts

Using common points-of-purchase revealed by back trace windows, a merchant risk system provides suspect merchants to a financial institution (such as a card issuer), identifying merchants who may have had account data (such as credit card numbers) compromised. In one embodiment, merchants are ranked based on spikes in fraudulent transactions on cards used at those merchants. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364725

Methods and systems for reporting transaction issues

Methods and systems of collating and transmitting information relating to a payment transaction are provided. Current location of the mobile device is determined and merchant data, concerning merchants located within a predetermined distance of the current location of the mobile device is obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364695

Method and system for cloud-based predictive analytics in support of family interactions

This document presents a system and method that takes data from multiple sources that can be input by a family user and/or collected on behalf of the family user; then leveraging latent and active analytics and predictive learning. The system and method aggregates each piece to deliver content determined by the end user to optimize time, streamline content, send reminders, manage multiple calendars and minimize disruption through a single sign-on customizable dashboard that tells each user in a family organization when and where they need to be engaged.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364655

System to generate logical design for mpp clusters using self-learning model

Haystaxs provides a framework which transforms the cluster into a self-learning database by suggesting a logical design. This is achieved by extracting the schema definition and query logs from the mpp cluster; synthesize this information to build a probabilistic model using the abstract syntax tree. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364651

Inferential-based communications method and system

A method and system of inferential-based communications applies two sets of values, whereby the first set of values are determined from inferences of the relevancy of textual elements with respect to text-based content and the second set of values are determined from behavioral-based inferences with respect to topics, so as to select appropriate words to be included in communications that are generated for delivery to a user. The inferences that are with respect to text-based content may be determined by applying analytic methods such as bayesian or statistical learning-based methods. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364645

Learning mobility user choice and demand models from public transport fare collection data

A method and system are disclosed for learning a demand model and simulation parameters from validation information. Validation information is received from automatic fare collection systems and trips are reconstructed from the validation information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364633

Font recognition and font similarity learning using a deep neural network

A convolutional neural network (cnn) is trained for font recognition and font similarity learning. In a training phase, text images with font labels are synthesized by introducing variances to minimize the gap between the training images and real-world text images. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364631

Methods and systems for automatically analyzing clinical images using rules and image analytics

Methods and systems for automatically analyzing clinical images using rules and image analytics. One system includes a server including an electronic processor and an interface for communicating with at least one data source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364608

System and method for automating information abstraction process for documents

A computer-implemented method, a processing pipeline and a system create a hierarchical semantic map of a document and extracted information. The method includes apportioning the document into major sections by accessing the document, recognizing a hierarchical structure of the document, and dividing the document into the major sections by using a data profiler and a machine learning module, classifying the major sections, and mapping the major sections to key elements in one of the multiple levels, searching one major section, and identifying sub-sections from the one major section to achieve a maximum confidence score indicates that the sub-sections associate with the key element, extracting the information from the identified sub-sections by using sequence modelers and linguistic characteristics provided by the data profiler, generating the hierarchical semantic map of the document by using the extracted information, and displaying in a user interface drop down selections of the key elements.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364545

Expansion and contraction around physiological time-series trajectory for current and future patient condition determination

Systems for diagnostic decision support utilizing machine learning techniques are provided. A library of physiological data from prior patients can be utilized to train a classification component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364544

Diagnostic support systems using machine learning techniques

Systems for diagnostic decision support utilizing machine learning techniques are provided. A library of physiological data from prior patients can be utilized to train a classification component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364538

Multi time- scale,multi-parameter, differentially weighted and exogenous-ompensated phylologicmeasurement analyses

Systems for diagnostic decision support utilizing machine learning techniques are provided. A library of physiological data from prior patients can be utilized to train a classification component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364537

Diagnostic support systems using machine learning techniques

Systems for diagnostic decision support utilizing machine learning techniques are provided. A library of physiological data from prior patients can be utilized to train a classification component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364536

Diagnostic support systems using machine learning techniques

Systems for diagnostic decision support utilizing machine learning techniques are provided. A library of physiological data from prior patients can be utilized to train a classification component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364528

Methods and systems for automatically determining a clinical image or portion thereof for display to a diagnosing physician

Methods and systems for automatically determining a clinical image or portion thereof for display to a diagnosing physician. One system includes an electronic processor and an interface for communicating with at least one data source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364526

Methods and systems for automatically analyzing clinical images using models developed using machine learning based on graphical reporting

Methods and systems for automatically analyzing clinical images using models developed using machine learning. One system includes a server having an electronic processor and an interface for communicating with at least one data source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364476

Systems and methods for learning semantic patterns from textual data

In some embodiments, a system is provided comprising at least one processor programmed to process an input text to identify a plurality of semantic patterns that match the input text, wherein, for at least one semantic pattern of the plurality of semantic patterns: the at least one semantic pattern comprises a plurality of semantic entities identified from the at least one input text, and the plurality of semantic entities occur in a common context within the at least one input text. The at least one processor may be further programmed to use statistical information derived from training data to associate a respective weight with each semantic pattern of the plurality of semantic patterns.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364467

Event notification system with cluster classification

An event-notification system provides for monitoring resource-status parameters so as to repeatedly generate resource-status values for each of n resource-status parameters applicable to the resources. Each datapoint specifies a resource, a time of collection, and the values of parameters for the resource at the time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364427

System and method for assessing data accuracy

Data from a plurality of data sources is provided to a multi-source data management system, which stores the data and provides it to a data accuracy system for purposes of assessing the accuracy of data records and the individual fields within data records. Data accuracy scores may be stored at the data management system with the data records to which they pertain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364422

System, method and device for a virtual online community including a database of structured and linked information accessible to accredited members

A system for use on a global computer network, such as the internet, allows for the creation, development, maintenance and sharing of information in a particular formulated and structured method. Accredited members (users) are represented by a six-sided three dimensional graphical cube (block). ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364420

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing a related command with a predictive query interface

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for implementing a related command with a predictive query interface including means for generating indices from a dataset of columns and rows, the indices representing probabilistic relationships between the rows and the columns of the dataset; storing the indices within a database of a host organization; exposing the database of the host organization via a request interface; receiving, at the request interface, a query for the database specifying a related command term and a specified column as a parameter for the related command term; querying the database using the related command term and passing the specified column to generate a predictive record set; and returning the predictive record set responsive to the query, the predictive record set having a plurality of elements therein, each of the returned elements including a column identifier and a confidence indicator for the specified column passed with the related command term, wherein the confidence indicator indicates whether a latent relationship exists between the specified column passed with the related command and the column identifier returned for the respective element. Other related embodiments are further disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364408

Online sites with associated fictitious geographical locations

A method, which provides a location context to an online object, includes (a) receiving identification information regarding the online object; (b) in a database, creating a relationship between the online object and a representation of a geographical location; (c) receiving a request for retrieving the relationship from the database based on the identification information or the geographical location; and (d) responding to the request by returning the relationship retrieved from the database. The request may originate from an application program that displays the representation of the geographical location graphically. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364391

Demographic-based learning in a question answering system

A first question may be received. A first tag may be identified. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364282

Application performance management system with collective learning

An application performance management system is disclosed. Operational elements are dynamically discovered and extended when changes occur. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364278

Electronic-manual browsing apparatus and system

An electronic-manual browsing apparatus includes an electronic-manual-display processing section that displays, on an electronic-manual display screen on a display section, an electronic manual including a sample program concerning a control apparatus, a program-creation-screen-display processing section that displays, on the display section, a program creation screen for creating a program used in the control apparatus, and a program copy section that copies the sample program in the electronic manual selected according to an instruction from a user and temporarily stores the sample program. The program-creation-screen-display processing section pastes the stored sample program in the program creation screen in a format editable on the program creation screen.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364185

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first extracting unit, a second extracting unit, a third extracting unit, and a selecting unit. The first extracting unit extracts a history concerning non-personal use of an image processing apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364144

System and method for optimization of operating system restore

A method and system is provided for optimization of restoration and loading of an operating system of a computer. An exemplary method includes initiating a loading of the operating system of the computer and intercepting a read request of data of a data volume from the operating system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364140

Prompted touchscreen for teaching user input and data entry

A system for a prompted touchscreen user interface for data entry having a server and a client connected by a network, a display, one or more than one external device and one or more than one prompted keyboard, where the keyboard is a virtual touchscreen, physical or both virtual touchscreen and physical with only one active key available at a time. The server displays a keyboard for data input on the display. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364115

Method, system, and media for collaborative learning

A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program for collaborative learning. The method, system, and computer program includes a computer including a display, a graphics processing unit, and a microprocessor, the computer programmed to receive at least one item and transmit the at least one item, a server comprising a central processing unit and a memory, the server configured to receive the at least one item from the computer, the memory having the at least one item stored therein, and the central processing unit programmed to: determine a group of the at least one item that is connected by a plurality of weighted edges; determine at least one set of characteristics based on the at least one item; determine at least one measured relationship between each characteristic in the at least one set of characteristics; and generate a visual landscape based on the at least one measured relationship.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364077

Touch panel and method of manufacturing touch panel

A manufacturing method of a touch panel includes: forming a graphene electrode on a metal substrate; adhering a transfer film on the graphene electrode; patterning the metal substrate to form electrode wiring; adhering a base substrate under the electrode wiring; and removing the transfer film. In the manufacturing method, the metal layer used when forming the graphene electrode is not removed after forming the graphene, and the metal layer is patterned to be used as the electrode wiring, such that the removal process of the metal layer and the forming process of the electrode wiring are unified into one. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364033

Transparent conductive oxide pattern blanking structure, touch panel and display device

The present invention discloses a transparent conductive oxide pattern blanking structure, a touch panel, and a display device. A patterned transparent conductive oxide layer is stacked on a base plate, and a pattern blanking layer is adapted to make a pattern of the transparent conductive oxide layer invisible in the visible light. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363994

Display control method for highlighting display element focused by user

A display control method for a display control system includes: acquiring eye gaze information concerning eye gaze of a user; specifying, as a highlight target display element, among at least one display element to be displayed based on data indicating at least one item of information, a display element that has a predetermined positional relationship with the eye gaze of the user indicated by the eye gaze information and that satisfies a certain requirement as a highlight target candidate; and performing display control so that the specified highlight target display element is highlighted.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363940

Electrical assembly

An electrical assembly comprising a first control system (ctrl1) adapted to control a power conversion system (2), a sensor system (8) adapted to detect conditions relating to the first control system (ctrl1), the conditions comprising temperature and/or humidity, and a heating system (5) adapted to heat the first control system (ctrl1) of the electrical assembly. The electrical assembly further comprises a second control system (ctrl2) which is adapted to receive information from the sensor system (8) and in connection with turning on the electrical assembly to selectively turn on the first control system (ctrl1) and/or the heating system (5) based on conditions relating to the first control system (ctrl1).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363874

Imprint apparatus, imprint method, and method for producing article

An imprint apparatus includes a substrate holding unit. A generation unit generates heating distribution data indicating distribution of a heat value to be applied to a region to be processed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363871

Inspection apparatus, inspection method, lithographic apparatus, patterning device and manufacturing method

Disclosed is a method of monitoring a focus parameter during a lithographic process. The method comprises acquiring first and second measurements of, respectively first and second targets, wherein the first and second targets have been exposed with a relative best focus offset. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363866

Patterning process

A pattern is formed by coating a resist composition comprising a fluorine-containing polymer, a base resin, an acid generator, and an organic solvent, baking the composition at 50-300° c. In an atmosphere of a solvent having a boiling point of 60-250° c., exposure, and development. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363865

Method of patterning thin films

A method of patterning a thin film is provided. The method includes coating a thin film layer and photoresist on a surface of a substrate; forming a first partially cured zone by performing a first exposing process of the photoresist with a mask, wherein exposing energy applied to the photoresist of the first partially cured zone is less than a photosensitive threshold of the photoresist; forming a cured zone on the first partially cured zone by performing a second exposing process of the photoresist with the mask, wherein a width of the cured zone is less than a width of the first partially cured zone, and exposing energy applied to the photoresist of the cured zone is equal to or greater than the photosensitive threshold of the photoresist; developing the photoresist; etching the thin film layer that is not covered by the photoresist; and removing the photoresist of the cured zone.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363698

Optical element

An optical element comprises an antireflective layer that is disposed on and in contact with a substrate. The antireflective layer has a refractive index of greater than 1 to less than 1.41 and has a pore size ranging from greater than 0 to less than 300 nm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363660

Methods and apparatus for determining angle of arrival (aoa) in a radar warning receiver

Methods and apparatus for determining an angle of arrival in a radar warning system that uses tracking to provide a more accurate angle of arrival than conventional systems. In exemplary embodiments, angle of arrival and range are mapped from measured body angles to a 3d coordinate system where modern tracking techniques are applied to improve accuracy and stabilization of measurements, then mapped back into body angles for display.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363658

Phase retrieval algorithm for generation of constant time envelope with prescribed fourier transform magnitude signal

The invention is an iterative process for performing iteratively the phase retrieval of an adaptive signal x(t) matching two sets of constraint both concerning the time envelope ue(t) of signal x(t) and magnitude distribution um(f) of its spectral representation. At each iteration k the process computes an estimate {tilde over (x)}k(t) of signal x(t) which is obtained from a first projection pa on a first set of constraint in time domain of a computed value xk(t) of x(t), xk(t) deriving from an estimate {tilde over (x)}k-1(f) of the spectrum of signal x(t), said estimate {tilde over (x)}k-1(f) being itself obtained from a second projection pb on a second set of constraints in spectral domain of the fourier transform xk(f) of the estimate {tilde over (x)}k-1(t) of x(t) computed at iteration k−1. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363575

Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system thereof

This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363528

Online detection method of gaseous alkali metal concentration in boiler burning flame

Provided is an online detection method of gaseous alkali metal concentration in boiler burning flame. The method includes selecting the user characteristic spectral line to be measured; based on the characteristic spectral line of the alkali metal, constructing a fitting model between radiation strength of the characteristic spectral line of the alkali metal in the burning flame and the gaseous alkali metal concentration and flame temperature; calibrating the spectrograph under absolute radiation strength; measuring a flame object corresponding to an alkali metal concentration by the calibrated spectrograph to obtain the radiation strength and flame temperature of the characteristic spectral line of the alkali metal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363507

Optical time domain reflectometer using polymer wavelength tunable laser

The present invention relates to an optical time domain reflectometer using, as a optical source, a polymer wavelength tunable laser which tunes the wavelength of an optical signal by using polymer grating. The optical time domain reflectometer of the present invention tunes the wavelength of a polymer wavelength tunable laser that outputs a constant optical signal and inspects cutting, reflection, and damage of an optical line by separating an optical signal returning from the optical line by an optical filter having a specific central wavelength. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363335

Multi-unit air conditioning system and a controlling method of multi-unit air conditioning system

A controlling method of a multi-unit air conditioning system in the present disclosure includes: s1: sending a first selection signal, or a second selection signal; s2: controlling the multi-unit air conditioning system to operate under a first control mode according to the first selection signal; s3: controlling the multi-unit air conditioning system to operate under a second control mode according to the second selection signal; s4: receiving a mode-on signal; s5: determining whether a second operating mode is the same as the first operating mode, if no, entering step s6; s6: turning on an indoor-unit fan of the first indoor unit and sending a mode conversion signal to the outdoor-unit controller; s8: converting an operating mode of the outdoor unit; s9: controlling the first indoor unit to operate under the first operating mode; s10: controlling operation of the second indoor unit according to the parameters of the first operating mode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363322

Ir-radar image generator to provide a decoy and associated method of operation

A method of forming a mobile combined infrared (ir)-radar decoy to protect the navy's above-water objects by diverting ir-radar-guided missiles uses a moving jet of hot exhaust gases from an air-jet engine installed nearly horizontally on a small boat what speeds it forward. Ionization of the hot exhaust jet is accomplished by the injection of a liquid alkali metal, which when sprayed into the combustion products, burns to form an electrically conductive spray-plasma. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363288

Low-profile optical warning system

An optical warning system comprises a light head that includes a light source emitting light rays from a light-emitting area. The light rays propagate through an optical diffuser to provide a visual warning signal to an observer remotely located from the optical warning system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363029

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises an upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, an air-fuel ratio control means, a learning means and an abnormality judging means. When the air-fuel ratio control means sets the target air-fuel ratio to a first side of a rich side or a lean side, if it is judged that the air-fuel ratio of the outflowing exhaust gas is maintained at a second side at an opposite side to the first side for a predetermined air-fuel ratio maintenance judgment time or more, the learning means corrects a parameter relating to the feedback control so that the air-fuel ratio of the inflowing exhaust gas changes to the first side. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363006

Turbine turning gear system

The invention relates to turning gear system for a turbine. The system comprises a pinion configured and arranged to engage a turning gear so as to turn a shaft of the turbine and further includes a higher pressure oil system having a hydraulic motor and a lower pressure oil system having a hydraulic pump coupled to the hydraulic motor so as to enable a generation of a flow rate using the high pressure oil system as a motive force. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362993

Internal manifold for turning mid-turbine frame flow distribution

A mid-turbine frame (mtf) for a gas turbine engine includes an inner manifold directing air to a turbine rotor of the gas turbine engine. The mtf includes an outer mtf case and an inner mtf case. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362651

Closure assembly for cell culture apparatus

A closure assembly for a cell culture apparatus includes a port and a snap cap. The port has an annular sidewall defining an opening in communication with a cell culture chamber of a cell culture apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362521

Fluorinated copolymer compositions and associated methods, uses and articles

A copolymer composition is provided that is formed as the reaction product of (i) a cured polyorganosiloxane intermediate having repeating si—o—si units and at least one si—oh functional group and (ii) a polyfluoropolyether silane. The cured polyorganosiloxane intermediate has a surface having a water contact angle ranging from 40° to 90° as measured by astm 5946-04. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362517

Novel dihydropyrrolo[2,3-f]indole-diketopyrrolopyrrole semiconducting materials, and methods and uses thereof

Described herein are heterocyclic organic compounds. More specifically, described herein are compounds based on the combination of fused pyrrole structures with diketopyrrolopyrrole structures, methods for making these compounds, and uses thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362331

Methods of etching glass substrates and glass substrates

A method of forming a glass substrate includes providing a glass substrate having alumina, translating a pulsed laser beam on the glass substrate to form one or more pilot holes, contacting the glass substrate with an etching solution, and providing agitation. The etching solution has a ph from about 0 to about 2.0, and an etch rate is less than about 3 μm/min. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362329

Antimony-free glass, antimony-free frit and a glass package that is hermetically sealed with the frit

An antimony-free glass suitable for use in a frit for producing a hermetically sealed glass package is described. The hermetically sealed glass package, such as an oled display device, is manufactured by providing a first glass substrate plate and a second glass substrate plate and depositing the antimony-free frit onto the first substrate plate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362322

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

12/15/16 / #20160362282

Upper turning body for crane

An upper turning body mounted on a lower body for a crane includes a turning frame mounted on the lower body to turn freely and a boom provided to the turning frame to be raised and lowered freely. The turning frame includes a pair of attachment brackets to which a base end section of the boom is attached such that the boom is free to be raised and lowered, and a main frame to which the pair of attachment brackets are provided with an interval in the left-right direction of the upper turning body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362193

Aircraft propeller warning illuminator

An aircraft ground safety device that illuminates the blades of a spinning aircraft propeller with bright colored light in order to improve visual awareness of the danger zone created by an otherwise inviable propeller spinning at high rpm. The device consists of lighting fixtures (typically leds in the currently envisioned embodiment of the invention) mounted on the propeller blades of an aircraft that display the aircraft propeller as a brightly colored disk of light when the propellers are spinning, as well as an electrical power supply to the aforementioned lighting array, provided by a slip ring connector and powered by the by the electrical system of the aircraft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362156

Gravity propelled apparatus

When a rider steps on and fall down, the front leg and rear leg will separate each other and a cable will unwounded from transmission assembly and make a groove turning. A big-gear-wheel secured to groove will make rear wheel turn via a chain.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362122

Railroad crossing warning system

A railroad crossing warning system includes a beam emitter for generating a focused beam of energy, and a receiver for receiving the focused beam of energy. A pair of weatherproof housings secures the emitter and receiver diagonally at a railroad intersection. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160362046

Child safety seat and temperature warning system

A child safety seat and temperature warning system includes a child restraint including a seat and a backrest that is attached to and extends upwardly from the seat. A processor is mounted in the child restraint. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361928

Catcher for collecting ink from non-printed drops

A catcher (42) for collecting ink from non-printed drops and returning the ink to a fluid reservoir (40), the catcher includes a flow channel (47) having a plurality of branches (110); a structure to split a portion of each branch into two parallel sections to permit fluid to pass through either section; and wherein the flow of the two parallel sections (122) merge into a single flow downstream of the structure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361920

Method and inkjet printer for acquiring gap information

An inkjet printer including an inkjet head, a head scanning unit, a wave shape generating mechanism to deform a recording medium into a predetermined wave shape, an obtaining device to obtain information concerning a type of the recording medium to be used in a printing operation, a gap information storing device to store gap information related to a gap between an ink discharging surface and the recording medium in association with a predetermined type of the recording medium, the gap information being acquired from a predetermined range in the recording medium, and a correcting device to correct the gap information according to the type of the recording medium obtained by the obtaining device when the type of the recording medium obtained by the obtaining device is different from the predetermined type of the recording medium stored in association with the gap information, is provided.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361693

Ozone water supply method and ozone water supply device

An ozonated water supply method includes: feeding dissolving water contained in a circulation tank to an ozonation device at a given feed rate while feeding ultrapure water to the circulation tank, and returning ozonated water that has not been used at a use point to the circulation tank, dissolving ozone in the dissolving water using the ozonation device to obtain ozonated water, and feeding the ozonated water to the use point; feeding oxygen gas having a nitrogen gas content of 0.01 vol % or less to a discharge-type ozone gas-producer, and feeding the resulting ozone-containing gas to the ozonation device; adjusting the feed rate of the ultrapure water to the circulation tank; and adjusting the dissolved ozone concentration in the ozonated water. The method can reduce or suppress the accumulation of nitric acid in the recirculation system when a discharge-type ozone gas-producer is used as the ozone gas-producer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361564

Light therapy device

A light therapy device includes a base, a circuit board, a power supply unit and a lid. The base includes a bottom surface, wherein a first accommodating space is formed in the base. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361371

Garcinia mangostana composition, medication and health food including the same

A garcinia mangostana composition, a medication and a health food including the same for enhancing learning ability and memory of a patient with alzheimer's disease are provided. The garcinia mangostana composition includes g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361339

Pharmacokinetics of s-adenosylmethionine formulations

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

12/15/16 / #20160361041

System and method for infrasonic cardiac monitoring

Cardiac output (co) has traditionally been difficult, dangerous, and expensive to obtain. Surrogate measures such as pulse rate and blood pressure have therefore been used to permit an estimate of co. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361026

Method and apparatus for monitoring tisue fluid content for use in an implantable cardiac device

Techniques for using multiple physiological parameters to provide an early warning for worsening heart failure are described. A system is provided that monitors a multiple diagnostic parameters indicative of worsening heart failure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361000

Drug application device, detection device, drug application method, and detection method

A drug application device irradiates terahertz light onto skin, outputs information concerning detection target cytokine determined from reflected rays of the terahertz light, and supplies a drug on the basis of the output information. A detection device irradiates terahertz light onto a patch attached to skin, and outputs information concerning detection target cytokine determined from reflected rays of the terahertz light.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160360733

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

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

12/08/16 / #20160360490

System-wide uplink band gain control in a distributed antenna system (das), based on per-band gain control of remote uplink paths in remote units

. . System-wide uplink band gain control in a distributed antenna system (das) based on per-band gain control of remote uplink paths in remote units is disclosed. In one embodiment, for each uplink band in the das, a gain control system receives remote uplink band power measurements for each remote uplink path for the uplink band. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360489

Spatial multiplexing power save learning mode

Apparatus and methods for configuring wireless circuitry of a wireless communication device associated with a wireless local area network (wlan) access point (ap) to use a reduced power consumption mode are disclosed. While associated with a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) wlan ap and operating in a mimo mode that includes at least two spatial streams for communication with multiple radio frequency (rf) receive chains active, the wireless communication device transmits a message indicating a request to use a spatial multiplexing power save (smps) mode that supports only one spatial stream and requires only a single active rf receive chain. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360457

Fast return based on frequencies ranked according to suspended application and frequency characteristics

A user equipment (ue) periodically suspends communications on a first radio access technology (rat) to redirect another communication or initiate the other communication on a second rat. In one instance, the ue suspends an application running on the first rat before switching to the second rat. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360387

Intelligent delivery agent for short message distribution center

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

12/08/16 / #20160360385

Multi-terminal-based message pushing method and device

Provided is a multi-terminal-based message pushing method and device. The method includes: in the case of reading a push message, sending, by a current terminal, a message for acquiring information about the current terminal to an information server, wherein the push message carries a file; receiving the information about the current terminal which is sent by the information server; and according to the received information about the current terminal, in the case where the file carried in the push message is read by the current terminal effectively, returning an effective reading identifier to the information server, so that the information server cancels unread reminder of the push message for other terminals.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360293

Method and apparatus for playing 3d film sources in smart tv

The present disclosure provides a method and device for playing a 3d source on a smart tv. Sources in smart tv system have flag bit information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360192

Method, apparatus for display compensation and display device

A display compensation method is applied to a shutter 3d display device including a display panel and a backlight module, wherein the backlight module includes a first light source and a second light source, the display panel includes a plurality of first display regions, the backlight module includes a plurality of first backlight regions corresponding to the plurality of first display regions respectively; the display compensation method includes: turning on the first light source of the first backlight region; acquiring the brightness of the backlight module under a condition that the first light source is turned on; determining whether the brightness is within a preset brightness range; turning on the second light source of the first backlight region if the brightness is within the preset brightness range, so as to perform a display brightness compensation for a displaying picture.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360156

Identifying spatial locations of events within video image data

An invention for identifying a spatial location of an event within video image data is provided. Disclosed are embodiments for detecting an object and obtaining trajectory data of a trajectory of the object within the video image data from a sensor device; converting the trajectory data into a contour-coded compressed image; generating, based on the trajectory data, a searchable code that contains a set of locations traversed by the trajectory of the object within the video image; associating the searchable code with the contour-coded compressed image in a database; and returning, in response to a query having a selected location that corresponds a location of the set of locations in the searchable code, an image of the trajectory data corresponding to the object based on the contour-coded compressed image in the database.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360123

Multimedia distribution system for multimedia files with interleaved media chunks of varying types

A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360072

Color estimation system, separation data generation system, color estimation method and separation data generation method

A color estimation system provided with a correlation memory unit storing a correlation model that accepts an image or information of image, and outputting an ink-color set that is a color combination of inks used in reproducing the image by printing; and a color combination extracting unit that extracts the ink-color set corresponding to a print image, which is an image to be printed, by providing an input of the print image or image information of the print image to the correlation model. The correlation model is generated by performing machine learning that generates a correlation between the image information and the ink-color set such that the ink-color set is outputted based on the image information, using a reference image of which the ink-color set necessary for a printing is known in advance.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360002

Mss headend caching strategies

Systems and methods for caching data and generating responses to data requests are disclosed. A content delivery system for sending requested data to a client based on a client request in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention comprises a server for compiling data into a data cache, and a headend, coupled to the server, for obtaining the data, categorizing and storing the data in groups in an object cache, receiving a client request, picking data from the object cache and generating a response, and returning the response while caching the response in a response cache that is used to directly respond to future client requests.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359905

Automatically generating network resource groups and assigning customized decoy policies thereto

A cyber security system to detect attackers, including a data collector collecting data regarding a network, the data including network resources and users, a learning module analyzing data collected by the network data collector, determining therefrom groupings of the network resources into at least two groups, and assigning a customized decoy policy to each group of resources, wherein a decoy policy for a group of resources includes one or more decoy attack vectors, and one or more resources in the group in which the one or more decoy attack vectors are to be planted, and wherein an attack vector is an object of a first resource that may be used to access or discover a second resource, and a decoy deployer planting, for each group of resources, one or more decoy attack vectors in one or more resources in that group, in accordance with the decoy policy for that group.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359900

System for anonymously detecting and blocking threats within a telecommunications network

A system is provided for anonymously detecting and blocking threats within a telecommunications network. A network analyzer of the system may intercept traffic, or receive log files, related to traffic that passes over the network, collect metadata that includes values of data attributes associated with the traffic, interpret the metadata and therefrom generate and transmit a request for an associated threat score for the value of a data attribute, and receive the associated threat score and based thereon initiate a block or redirection of the traffic. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359870

Method and apparatus for detecting malware infection

In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for detecting malware infection. One embodiment of a method for detecting a malware infection at a local host in a network, includes monitoring communications between the local host and one or more entities external to the network, generating a dialog warning if the communications include a transaction indicative of a malware infection, declaring a malware infection if, within a predefined period of time, the dialog warnings includes at least one dialog warning indicating a transaction initiated at the local host and at least one dialog warning indicating an additional transaction indicative of a malware infection, and outputting an infection profile for the local host.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359822

Sovereign share encryption protocol

The present invention is in the field of communications. More particularly, this invention is related to private electronic data exchange using multi-layered encryption and data and key separation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359798

Systems and methods for localization based on internet terminal location

Methods and systems for providing sourcing internet access requests from isp subscribers serviced by a gateway not physically located near the subscribers. As the localization needs of all subscribers are not necessarily the same, the gateway determines an appropriate source ip address to use to ensure that the ip protocol localization features work efficiently. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359715

Notifying original state listeners of events in a domain model

Notifying original state listeners within a domain model. Identifying listener registration information pertaining to a listener. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359714

Notifying original state listeners of events in a domain model

Notifying original state listeners within a domain model. Identifying listener registration information pertaining to a listener. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359564

Systems with optical network units (onus) for high bandwidth connectivity, and related components and methods

Optical network units (onus) for high bandwidth connectivity, and related components and methods are disclosed. A fiber optical network ends at an onu, which may communicate with a subscriber unit wirelessly at an extremely high frequency avoiding the need to bury cable on the property of the subscriber. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359444

Motor speed curve control circuit and moter thereof

The present disclosure illustrates a motor speed curve control circuit. The motor speed curve control circuit is configured for adjusting a speed of a motor according to a motor speed curve. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359438

Power conversion device

A failure in the activation, of a motor, caused by external noise superimposed on an induced voltage is reduced. A detection circuit is connected to a connection node provided between an upper-arm switching element and a lower-arm switching element, and detects the induced voltage of a fan motor before activation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359358

Standby power saving circuit

Provided is a standby power saving circuit. A switching element is arranged between a smps supplying power to a load and a power supply unit supplying power to the smps to block power supply to smps in a standby mode by turning off the switching element in the standby mode and to supply power to the smps only when an electronic device operates. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359352

Car jump starter having warning led panel

A car jump starter having warning led panel is provided. The car jump starter having warning led panel is configured to deliver power to automobile battery of the car and the car jump starter having warning led panel includes case and led panel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359294

Method for manufacturing gallium and nitrogen bearing laser devices with improved usage of substrate material

In an example, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a gallium and nitrogen containing laser diode device. The method includes providing a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate having a surface region and forming epitaxial material overlying the surface region, the epitaxial material comprising an n-type cladding region, an active region comprising of at least one active layer overlying the n-type cladding region, and a p-type cladding region overlying the active layer region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359111

Semiconductor device including a resistive memory layer and method of manufacturing the same

A method of semiconductor device fabrication that includes sequentially forming an interfacial conductive layer and an etch stop layer on a resistive memory layer; forming a main conductive layer on the etch stop layer; exposing a portion of the etch stop layer by patterning the main conductive layer; exposing a portion of the interfacial conductive layer by patterning the portion of the etch stop layer; forming an upper electrode structure by patterning the portion of the interfacial conductive layer; cleaning a surface of the upper electrode structure and an exposed surface of the resistive memory layer; and patterning the resistive memory layer using the upper electrode structure as an etch mask.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359107

Method of manufacturing magnetoresistive element

According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive element, the method includes forming a first magnetic layer, forming a tunnel barrier layer on the first magnetic layer, forming a second magnetic layer on the tunnel barrier layer, forming a hard mask layer on the second magnetic layer, and patterning the second magnetic layer, the tunnel barrier layer, and the first magnetic layer, with a cluster ion beam using the hard mask layer as a mask, wherein the cluster ion beam comprises cluster ions, cluster sizes of the cluster ions are distributed, and a peak value of the distribution of the cluster sizes is 2 pieces or more and 1000 pieces or less.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359101

Techniques for forming spin-transfer torque memory having a dot-contacted free magnetic layer

Techniques are disclosed for fabricating a self-aligned spin-transfer torque memory (sttm) device with a dot-contacted free magnetic layer. In some embodiments, the disclosed sttm device includes a first dielectric spacer covering sidewalls of an electrically conductive hardmask layer that is patterned to provide an electronic contact for the sttm's free magnetic layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359074

Optical radiation detection system comprising an electric parameter measuring circuit

An optical radiation detection system (100) comprising: an optical medium (1) structured to define a region (5) suitable for transmitting an optical radiation and being associated to at least one electric parameter varying as a function of the optical radiation concerning said region; at least one electrode (2, 3) electrically coupled to the optical medium (1), and spaced from said region (5), an electric power generator (4) connected to said at least one electrode (2) and structured to provide an electric signal (se) to be applied to the optical medium. Further, the system comprises an electric measuring circuit (50) connected to said at least one electrode (2) and structured to provide a measuring electric signal (sm) representing a variation of said at least one electric parameter.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359036

Reduced resistance short-channel ingaas planar mosfet

A metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (mosfet) and a method of fabricating a mosfet are described. The method includes depositing and patterning a dummy gate stack above an active channel layer formed on a base. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359020

Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a fin structure extending in a first direction on a substrate, forming a sacrificial gate pattern extending in a second direction to intersect the fin structure, forming a gate spacer layer covering the fin structure and the sacrificial gate pattern, providing a first ion beam having a first incident angle range and a second ion beam having a second incident angle range to the substrate, patterning the gate spacer layer using the first ion beam and the second ion beam to form gate spacers on sidewalls of the sacrificial gate pattern, forming source/drain regions at both sides of the sacrificial gate patterns, and replacing the sacrificial gate pattern with a gate electrode.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359006

Integrated circuit on corrugated substrate

By forming mosfets on a substrate having pre-existing ridges of semiconductor material (i.e., a “corrugated substrate”), the resolution limitations associated with conventional semiconductor manufacturing processes can be overcome, and high-performance, low-power transistors can be reliably and repeatably produced. Forming a corrugated substrate prior to actual device formation allows the ridges on the corrugated substrate to be created using high precision techniques that are not ordinarily suitable for device production. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358937

Array substrate and manufacturing method thereof and display panel

An array substrate and manufacturing method thereof and a display panel are disclosed. The manufacturing method of an array substrate includes: forming patterns of a thin film transistor, a planarization layer and a passivation layer on a base substrate, the pattern of the thin film transistor including patterns of a gate electrode, a gate insulation layer, an active layer and source and drain electrodes; patterns of the planarization layer and the passivation layer are formed by one patterning process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358777

Resist under layer film composition and patterning process

The present invention provides a resist under layer film composition containing a novolak resin having a repeating unit shown by the formula (1) and either or both of a novolak resin having a repeating unit shown by the formula (2) and a bisnaphthol derivative shown by the formula (3). There is provided a resist under layer film composition that is excellent in filling property, generates little outgas, and has excellent dry etching resistance and heat resistance.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358776

2-dimensional patterning employing tone inverted graphoepitaxy

After formation of a template layer over a neutral polymer layer, a self-assembling block copolymer material is applied and self-assembled. The template layer includes a first linear portion, a second linear portion that is shorter than the first linear portion, and blocking template structures having a greater width than the second linear portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358743

Plasmon-excited electron beam array for complementary patterning

A system for generating an electron beam array, comprising a light source, a first substrate having a plurality of plasmonic lenses mounted thereon, the plasmonic lenses configured to received light from the light source and produce an electron emission, and a plurality of electrostatic microlenses configured to focus the electron emissions into a beam for focusing on a wafer substrate. A light source modulator and digital micro mirror may be included which captures light from the light source and projects light beamlets on the plasmonic lenses.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358722

Intelligent wireless and wired control of devices

A system is provided in which a microcontroller is connected to a household unit, which is controlled by the microcontroller. The microcontroller is connected to wireless unit, so that the household unit may be controlled wirelessly (e.g. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358622

Structures and methods for templated growth of high areal density heat assisted magnetic recording media

Methods are disclosed for increasing areal density in heat assisted magnetic recording (hamr) data storage systems by controlling the media layer grain size, grain size distribution, and pitch via templating techniques that are compatible with the high temperature hamr media deposition. Embodiments include using current hamr media seed layers as well as additionally introduced interlayers for the templating process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358608

Speech recognition system, speech recognition request device, speech recognition method, speech recognition program, and recording medium

Provided is a speech recognition system, including: a first information processing device including a speech recognition processing unit for receiving data to be used for speech recognition transmitted via a network, carrying out speech recognition processing, and returning resultant data; and a second information processing device connected to the first information processing device via the network. The second information processing device performs conversion of the data into data having a format that disables a content thereof from being perceived and also enables the speech recognition processing unit to perform the speech recognition processing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358521

Self illuminated signage for printed graphics with oriented turning layer

Self illuminated back and front lit signage for a printed graphic. The signage includes a turning film having a structured surface for redirecting light oriented on a first axis, a diffuser providing for diffusion, and a printed graphic oriented on a second axis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358506

Computerized system and method for tracking childrens health activities

A computerized system and method to assist young children in tracking and learning about their eating and exercise habits is disclosed. The computerized system and method integrates a pedometer device, a “kid-friendly” website, and a secured server that provides data collection points, a personal health information (phi) secured data repository, and a reporting/analysis component for food and activity metrics. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358505

Touch-based interactive learning environment

In an example method, a device presents a user interface on a touch sensitive surface of the device. The user interface includes a first portion for displaying a sequence of code and a second portion for displaying suggested segments of code. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358496

Virtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance

A method of providing visual feedback to a driver based on data collected during vehicle operation. A processor at the vehicle analyzes vehicle data, and determines when predetermined threshold values have been reached for particular parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358494

Methods and systems for providing a learning path for an electronic learning system

Methods and systems for providing a learning path for an electronic learning system. The methods can include: retrieving learning objectives assigned to the learning path; for each learning objective, selecting resources assigned a relevance score satisfying a relevance threshold for that learning objective, the relevance score representing an estimated degree of correlation between that learning objective and the resource, and the relevance threshold indicating a minimum relevance score required for a resource to be selected; generating an initial learning path using the selected resources; identifying evaluation type resources which include an interaction for evaluating a proficiency of a user in relation to a subset of learning objectives; monitoring a feedback usage indicator for each evaluation type resource, the feedback usage indicator representing an amount of user interactions with that evaluation type resource; and updating the initial learning path to generate the learning path based on the feedback usage indicator.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358493

Methods and systems for modifying a learning path for a user of an electronic learning system

Methods and systems for modifying a learning path for a user of an electronic learning system. The methods can include: retrieving a set of learning objectives assigned to the user; retrieving the path data associated with the learning path defined for the user, the learning path including a series of actions in respect of one or more resources accessible via the electronic learning system and each action corresponds to at least one learning objective assigned to the user; receiving user response inputs from the user in respect of at least one learning objective; evaluating the received user response inputs to determine a competence level of the user in respect of the at least one learning objective, the competence level indicating a proficiency of the user with the at least one learning objective; and modifying the learning path for the user based on the competence level determined for the user.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358489

Dynamic learning supplementation with intelligent delivery of appropriate content

Method to perform an operation comprising identifying, in a corpus comprising a plurality of items of content, a subset of the plurality of items of content having a concept matching a concept in a learning environment, wherein each item of content comprises a set of attributes, computing an assistance score for each item of content in the subset based on the set of attributes of the respective item of content in the subset and a set of attributes of a user in the learning environment, and upon determining that a first item of content, of the subset of items of content, has as an assistance score greater than the assistance scores of the other items in the subset, returning the first item of content to the user as a learning supplement for the concept in the learning environment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358488

Dynamic learning supplementation with intelligent delivery of appropriate content

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising identifying, in a corpus comprising a plurality of items of content, a subset of the plurality of items of content having a concept matching a concept in a learning environment, wherein each item of content comprises a set of attributes, computing an assistance score for each item of content in the subset based on the set of attributes of the respective item of content in the subset and a set of attributes of a user in the learning environment, and upon determining that a first item of content, of the subset of items of content, has as an assistance score greater than the assistance scores of the other items in the subset, returning the first item of content to the user as a learning supplement for the concept in the learning environment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358487

Methods and systems for improving resource content mapping for an electronic learning system

Methods and systems for improving resource content mapping for an electronic learning system. The methods can include: receiving, by the electronic learning system, a resource for satisfying at least one learning objective of the one or more learning objectives, the resource comprising a content having a content data convertible into a text data and one or more resource property fields defining at least one characteristic of the resource; sectioning the content data into one or more content portions based on an analysis of at least one of the content data and the one or more resource property fields; and assigning at least one content portion of the one or more content portions to at least one learning objective.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358486

Methods and systems for providing evaluation resources for users of an electronic learning system

Methods and systems for providing an evaluation resource for a user of an electronic learning system. The methods can include identifying a user profile associated with the user, each user profile including user interaction data representing an interaction by a respective user with one or more learning paths provided by the electronic learning system; detecting, from the user interaction data in the identified user profile, an evaluation request from the user in respect of a learning path, the evaluation request indicating the evaluation resource is to be provided and the evaluation request is associated with at least one resource in the learning path; and in response to detecting the evaluation request, generating the evaluation resource, otherwise, continuing to monitor the user interaction data, wherein generating the evaluation resource comprises selecting one or more evaluation items based on, at least, resource data associated with the at least one resource.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358466

Advance warning system

It can also be used to broadcast a brief emergency broadcast message to vehicles in the vicinity to warn of accident or other critical situation and suggest drivers seek an alternate route or other suggestion. These are but a few of the numerous instances where advance warning system™ can save time, money, and lives.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358447

Intelligent waistband and intelligent falling-over emergency pre-warning system

The invention discloses an intelligent waistband and an intelligent falling-over emergency pre-warning system, wherein a flexible battery module for power supply is mounted in the band body, the control module is electrically connected with an acceleration sensor, an angle sensor and a pressure sensor for identifying falling-over conditions, and the control module is further electrically connected with a wireless module. The intelligent falling-over emergency pre-warning system is convenient to carry, is integrated and mounted in the waistband, has no any auxiliary feeling, conforms to the people's wearing habit, whether the human body is fallen down is judged in combination with the integration of information detected by the mobile communication device, the flexible battery, the wifi communication module indoor positioning and gps outdoor positioning module, the acceleration sensor and the angle sensor, the accuracy of judgment is high; the emergency risk avoidance can be performed to protect the user at the moment of falling-over to reduce the injury rate; and after falling-over down, the timely rescue and the subsequence wireless prediction can be provided, avoiding more serious consequence caused by falling.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358361

Method and apparatus for switching real-time image in instant messaging

A method and an apparatus for switching a real-time image in instant messaging are provided, where the method includes: providing a camera installed in the terminal; receiving a real-time image turn-on instruction inside an instant messaging window indicated on the terminal, and turning on the camera according to the real-time image turn-on instruction; receiving a real-time image acquired by the camera; and switching a background of the instant messaging window to the real-time image, the real-time image being placed behind a text of the instant messaging window.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358332

Biological information detection device equipped with light source projecting at least one dot onto living body

A biological information detection device includes first and second light sources, an image capturing system, and an arithmetic circuit. The first and second light sources project, onto a living body, at least one first dot formed by first light and at least one second dot formed by second light, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358314

Method and apparatus of multi-frame super resolution robust to local and global motion

A method for enhancing at least one image within a series of images is provided. The method includes: selecting the series of images; upscaling each image within the series of images; selecting a reference image among the series of images; performing image registration to align series of images with the reference image; evaluating the series of aligned images for a subset of pixel locations that exhibit high cross-frame variation; performing learning processing to substantially reduce noise and exclude motion biases at the subset of pixel locations; performing pixel fusion from the series of aligned and processed images to produce the super-resolution reference image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358268

Methods and systems for automatically detecting fraud and compliance issues in expense reports and invoices

In one aspect a computerized method for detecting anomalies anomalies in expense reports of an enterprise includes the step, of implementing a semantic analysis algorithm on an expense report data submitted by an employee, wherein the expense report data is provided in a computer-readable format. The method includes the step of, with one or more machine learning algorithms, detecting an anomaly expense report data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358218

Wrapped package of cards including native advertising

Wrap packages of cards that integrate content and native advertising. When a wrapped package is created, the cards are selectively authored to include media content, native advertisement(s) and application functionality, typically but not necessarily, supporting e-commerce. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358107

Data training in multi-sensor setups

A system and method for constructing training dictionaries with multichannel information. An exemplary method takes into account the effect of the acoustic path while training multichannel acoustic data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358103

Machine learning system flow processing

Some embodiments include a method of machine learner workflow processing. For example, a workflow execution engine can receive an interdependency graph of operator instances for a workflow run. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358102

Machine learning system flow authoring tool

Some embodiments include a workflow authoring tool that accesses a text string representation of a workflow and a text string representation of at least a data processing operator type. The workflow authoring tool enables definition of one or more data processing operator types that can be referenced in defining the machine learning workflow. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358101

Machine learning system interface

Some embodiments include an experiment management interface for a machine learning system. The experiment management interface can manage one or more workflow runs related to building or testing machine learning models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358100

Techniques for improving classification performance in supervised learning

Techniques are disclosed for improving classification performance in supervised learning. In accordance with some embodiments, a multiclass support vector machine (svm) having three or more classes may be converted to a plurality of binary problems that then may be reduced via one or more reduced-set methods. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358099

Advanced analytical infrastructure for machine learning

Machine learning systems and computerized methods to compare candidate machine learning algorithms are disclosed. The machine learning system comprises a machine learning algorithm library, a data input module to receive a dataset and a selection of machine learning models derived from the machine learning algorithm library, an experiment module, and an aggregation module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358098

Versioning of trained models used to deliver cognitive services

A method, system, and/or computer program product manages the lifecycle of trained models used to deliver cognitive services. One or more processors obtain and deploy a cognitive engine that utilizes artificial intelligence (ai), machine learning, and/or similar algorithms. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358097

Quantitative discovery of name changes

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detecting a temporal change of name associated with performance data. The method comprises receiving at least one candidate name replacement pair comprising a pair of names. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358096

Metadata tag description generation

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for metadata tag evaluation. For example, a metadata tag, associated with content, may be identified (e.g., a hashtag #ml may be used to tag a social network post). ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358095

Horizontal decision tree learning from very high rate data streams

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for distributed tree learning. A source processing instance distributes data record instances to a plurality of model update processing items. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357807

Horizontal decision tree learning from very high rate data streams

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for distributed tree learning. A source processing instance distributes data record instances to a plurality of model update processing items. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357790

Resolving and merging duplicate records using machine learning

According to various embodiments of the present invention, an automated technique is implemented for resolving and merging fields accurately and reliably, given a set of duplicated records that represents a same entity. In at least one embodiment, a system is implemented that uses a machine learning (ml) method, to train a model from training data, and to learn from users how to efficiently resolve and merge fields. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357774

Segmentation techniques for learning user patterns to suggest applications responsive to an event on a device

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for suggesting one or more applications to a user based on an event. A prediction model can correspond to a particular event. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357721

Computer system providing collaborative learning features and related methods

A computer system may include a server(s) for storing electronic textbook data and a plurality of computing devices each including a display, a memory, a user input device, and a processor. The processor may display the electronic textbook data on the display, receive comment data from a respective user of the computing device with respect to the electronic textbook data, and provide the comment data to the server(s). ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357692

Recognition method communication mode

A method for a communication mode, comprises: detecting the type of the communication mode; if the communication mode is a usb interface communication mode, turning off a timer; when an instruction is received, conducting a corresponding operation according to the usb interface communication protocol supported by the device; if the communication mode is not set, then when the timeout identifier is set, setting the communication mode as a serial port communication mode, turning off the timer, resetting the timeout identifier, and executing step s6; if the communication mode is a serial port communication mode, turning off the timer, and executing step s6; step s6: when the instruction is received, conducting a corresponding operation according to the serial port protocol.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357653

Systems and methods for pre-warning a monitoring tool for a communication bus

Systems and methods for pre-warning a monitoring tool for a communication bus are disclosed. In exemplary aspects, a monitoring tool is coupled to a communication bus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357555

Method of transferring data between external devices and an array processor

A method for coordinating the transfer of data between external memory and an array of data processors using address generators and local memory. The method includes loading a plurality of groups of operands into local memory, processing the plurality of groups of operands on a single processor, and then returning the process results external memory.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357529

Parallel computing apparatus and parallel processing method

Code includes a loop including update processing for updating elements of an array, indicated by a first index, and reference processing for referencing elements of the array, indicated by a second index. At least one of the first index and the second index depends on a parameter whose value is determined at runtime. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357432

Touch-based interactive learning environment

In an example method, a user interface is presented by a device on a touch sensitive surface of the device. The user interface includes a first portion for displaying a sequence of code and a second portion for displaying suggested bracketed functions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357431

Touch-based interactive learning environment

In an example method, a user interface is presented by a device on a touch sensitive surface of the device. The device receives a first touch input selecting a numeral presented in the user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357155

Device intended to control the angular speed of a train in a timepiece movement and including a magnetic escapement

There is provided a device for regulating the operation of a horological movement, including a magnetic escapement, which includes a resonator and a magnetic escapement mobile turning about an axis. The mobile includes at least one magnetic track with a plurality of magnets having an angular dimension that is greater than their radial dimension. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357117

Exposure apparatus and method for cleaning the same

An exposure apparatus and manufacturing methods using the exposure apparatus are disclosed. An exposure apparatus includes a light source system generating light, an optical system controlling and patterning the light, a substrate system on which an exposure process is performed on a substrate by the patterned light, and a control unit controlling the light source system, the optical system and the substrate system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357115

Lithographic method to apply a pattern to a substrate and lithographic apparatus

A slit shaped area of a patterning device is illuminated to impart a radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section. A projection system projects the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357105

Photo-curable resin composition and photo-curable dry film using the same

The present invention is a photo-curable resin composition containing (a) a silicone polymer compound having repeating units shown by the formulae (1) and (2), (b) a photosensitive acid generator capable of generating an acid by decomposition with light having a wavelength of 190 to 500 nm, (c) one or more compounds selected from an amino condensate modified with formaldehyde or formaldehyde-alcohol, a phenol compound having on average two or more methylol groups or alkoxymethylol groups per molecule, and a polyhydric phenol compound whose phenolic hydroxyl group is substituted with a glycidoxy group, and (d) one or more compounds selected from polyhydric phenols having 3 or more hydroxyl groups. As a result, there is provided a photo-curable resin composition that can facilitate thick and fine patterning when the composition is used in patterning.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356977

Durable optical fiber ribbons and methods of making optical fiber ribbons

Durable optical fiber ribbons are formed by promoting a strong bond between fiber ink layers and ribbon matrix material. During curing of the ink layer desired oxygen levels are maintained in the curing environment of the manufacturing process.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356974

Optical fiber cable with bonded core elements

An optical communication cable and related systems and methods are provided. The optical cable includes a plurality of wrapped core elements, and the outer surfaces of adjacent wrapped core elements are joined together by discrete bond sections. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356942

Light emitting diode light panels

A lighting fixture having a glass structure having a first sheet of fusion drawn, chemically strengthened glass, a clear sheet element, a diffusing element having a first surface and a second surface, and a light source situated along one or more edges of the clear sheet element to thereby direct light into the clear sheet element. Another lighting fixture having an acrylic sheet with dispersive particles embedded therein that transfer light perpendicular to an axis of injection of the dispersive particles, the acrylic sheet having a first surface and a second surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356930

Color filter substrate, manufacturing method thereof, and display device

The embodiments of the invention provide a color filter substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device, belonging to the field of display technology. Manufacturing the display device by using the above color filter substrate can simplify the manufacturing process and reduce the cost. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356826

Direct current meter and method of use

An apparatus and method measures and analyzes dc current passing through a substantially insulating member or dielectric material that is electrically connected to, or otherwise conductive, between an energized dc electrical transmission line and an earth potential or ground. An apparatus may utilize a dc current measuring device, a dc voltage level selection switch, a dc display, a graphical display of momentary leakage current, and an audio speaker. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356760

Methods of characterizing ion-exchanged chemically strengthened glasses containing lithium

Methods of characterizing ion-exchanged chemically strengthened li-containing glasses include: a) measuring a mode spectrum of the glass sample; b) using the mode spectrum, estimating a first contribution to the center tension associated with a spike region and estimating a second contribution to the center tension due to a deep region only, wherein the deep region is assumed to follow a power-law stress profile; and c) determining a total center tension by adding of the first and second contributions to the center tension. The methods can be used for quality control during manufacturing of glass samples by comparing the total center tension to a center tension specification that provides optimum strength and durability.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356733

Building insulation auditing system

In an exemplary method for evaluating building insulation, first thermal data for a first building location is received at a computing device from a thermal scanning device, the first thermal data including a first leak temperature reading of a first leak path feature at the first building location. Estimated inside and outside temperatures are stored in the computing device, and an environmental temperature deviation between the estimated inside temperature and the estimated outside temperature is determined. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356669

Integrated capstan and apparatus for screen testing an optical fiber

An integrated capstan for use in fiber processing and testing apparatus. The integrated capstan features a fiber-engaging material that provides a contact surface for fibers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356623

Automated driving control apparatus and automated driving control method

In an automated driving control apparatus, an information acquirer is configured to acquire driving control information needed to control automated driving of a vehicle. A degradation information storage is configured to store information about accuracy degraded roads that are roads on which the accuracy of the driving control information is degraded to below a predetermined required level. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356573

Long-range optical instrument and peripheral device and method for providing communication between the long-range optical instrument and the peripheral device

A long-range optical instrument for transmitting information to a peripheral device and a method for enabling communication between the long-range optical instrument and the peripheral are provided. The long-range optical instrument includes a near-field radio communication module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356300

Decorative wingnut for vehicle air cleaner

A decorative wingnut for a vehicle air cleaner. The wingnut provides a 1/64 scale model of the vehicle itself as the turning handle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356289

Oil-cooled gas compressor

An oil-cooled gas compressor provided with a compressor body, an oil separator that separates out oil from a compressed gas, a gas pipe for sending the compressed gas, from which oil has been separated out by the oil separator, to a user, and an oil pipe for returning, to the compressor, the oil separated out by the oil separator. An air-cooled heat exchanger for cooling the aforementioned oil, a controllable-speed cooling fan for blowing cooling air at said air-cooled heat exchanger, and a waste-heat-recovery heat exchanger, provided upstream of the air-cooled heat exchanger, for recovering heat from the oil flowing through the abovementioned oil pipe, are also provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356227

Fuel vapor processing apparatus

A fuel vapor processing apparatus includes a canister housing an adsorbent material that adsorbs fuel vapor from a tank, and a valve in a passage connecting the canister and tank. When a stroke amount is within a range, the valve is closed to close the tank and a valve opening start position is learned. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356189

Rapid engine oil draining valve with protective covering

A rapid engine oil draining valve is a device utilized to enable and disable the flow of engine oil from the drain port of a vehicle engine oil pan. A valve that is mechanically coupled to a lever is positioned within a valve housing and may be opened or closed by turning the lever. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355869

Biosensors including metallic nanocavities

Devices and methods relating to biological assays are provided. In one exemplary aspect, a detection-enhancement element for a biological assay can include a substrate, a metallic layer on at least one surface of the substrate and including at least one nanocavity, a transparent film positioned between the substrate and the metallic layer; and capture molecules within the at least one nanocavity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355689

Method for sparkle control and articles thereof

A glass article including: at least one anti-glare surface having haze, distinctness-of-image, surface roughness, uniformity properties and sparkle properties, as defined herein. A method of making the glass article includes, for example, slot coating a suspension of particles on at least one surface of the article to provide a particulated mask covering from about 40 to 92% of the coated surface area; contacting the at least one surface of the article having the particulated mask and an etchant to form the anti-glare surface, and optionally continuously polishing the suspension of particles just prior to slot coating. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355428

Method and system for making a glass article with uniform mold temperature

A glass sheet is formed on a mold into a glass article having a three-dimensional shape. The mold, with the glass article thereon, is arranged within an interior space of a radiation shield such that the mold is between a leading end barrier and a trailing end barrier of the radiation shield. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355423

Ozone faucet switching structure

A faucet apparatus with an ozonizer may comprise a faucet, a connecting unit, a bubbler and a control sleeve. An outer surface of the connecting unit has at least a first annular groove, and an elastic ring is disposed in the first annular groove. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355403

Activated carbon, adsorption material and electrode

A method produces activated carbon, suitable in particular for use in double-layer condensers. The method includes a) producing a mixture of a preferably pulverulent carbon material, a base and a hydrophilic polymer chemically inert to the base, b) pressing the mixture produced in step a) to form a pressing and c) activating the pressed body produced in step b).. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355392

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

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

12/08/16 / #20160355363

Sheet processing apparatus

According to an embodiment, a sheet processing apparatus includes a first tray, a second tray, and a pressing member. The pressing member includes a turning shaft, the turning shaft being located on the downstream side of a transport direction of the sheet to the first tray, relative to an end of the upstream side of the sheet supported in the first tray, and when the sheet is moved from the first tray toward the second tray, rotates about the turning shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355179

Integrated and automated automotive brake/horn/light apparatus

An apparatus and method to automatically and individually, simultaneously, and/or sequentially operate a horn system a light system and/or a braking system of a vehicle. A threat detection system secured in the vehicle detects threats and sends one or more signals, directly or indirectly, to the braking, horn and/or light systems to activate those systems to improve delivery time of safety and/or emergency warning signals to third party vehicles and pedestrians. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355132

Method and control system for operating a motor vehicle

Respective movements and positions of traffic participants arranged within a monitoring range surrounding a motor vehicle are captured on the front side, on the rear side, and/or laterally, by several sensors of the motor vehicle. One characteristic value per traffic participant is established which quantifies a collision probability of the motor vehicle with the respective traffic participants in dependency on the captured movements and positions of the traffic participants and the movement and position of the motor vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160355112

Headrest

A headrest (1) includes a stay (6), a framework (2) supported by the stay (6) in a turnable manner toward a head of a sitting person, and supporting the head thereof, a shaft member (4) to be actuated in conjunction with the turning of the framework (2), and turning at a larger angle than a turning angle of the framework (2), and a coil spring (5) including a coil (50) wound around a pivot portion (47) of the shaft member (4) in a direction tightening the shaft member (4) when the framework (2) turns to the opposite side to the head side of the sitting person, and supports the head of the sitting person.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354788

Loosefill insulation blowing machine with removable hose hub

A machine for distributing blowing insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and outlet end. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354755

Reactor with cold turning plasma and stream forcing

A reactor for forming a plasma in a flowing fluid that includes a central rod belonging to a first electrode, an insulator, a tubular body belonging to a second electrode and defining a cylindrical space for the flow of the fluid between the tubular body and the insulator. The reactor further includes control disk having a front face linked to a downstream end of the central rod, and a permanent magnet juxtaposed against a back face of the control disk. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354695

Player model

A player model for a video game is generated based on inputs received from users who have played past versions of the game. The player model can be used to simulate user actions in a new version of the video game and make predictions about average user session length, average earnings per session, number of games played per day, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354694

Touch-based interactive learning environment

In an example method, a graphical user interface (gui) is displayed to a user on a display device of a computer system. The gui includes a first game portion visually depicting a first game element and second game elements disposed within a game environment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354683

System and method of measuring physical activity to progress in game

A computerized system and method for measuring physical activity to advance play in a game. In example embodiments, a cell phone generates a screen display and the game is played through the mobile device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354365

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

12/08/16 / #20160354299

Skin-care formulation for treating anti-aging and wrinkle reduction

The present disclosure relates to skincare products for treating the aging related issues of wrinkles or accidents such as scarring or burning and more specifically to specific formulations used to improve user outcomes in regards to skin elasticity, appearance and/or hydration. The contemplated products relate to formulations including combinations of biomimetic peptides and proteins of naturally occurring venoms in various known wildlife including bees, wasps, snakes, or snails, in a single formulation or in combination with various plant related ingredients with various carrier and/or medicament ability.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354286

Flow warning baby bottle holder

Baby bottle holder that warns of the poor flow of a baby bottle with teat, bottle bottom teat ring offering up/down maintenance of the baby bottle and a lateral maintenance (45) of the baby bottle which prevents the baby bottle from getting out of his up/down maintenance and which provides a gripping surface to hold the bottle holder characterized in that the bottle holder (40) holds the bottle up and down from top on the upper face of the screwing ring (10) and from the base on the bottom, the bottle holder comprises a weight sensor (42) which captures the weight exerted by the upper face of the screwing ring (10), a weight sensor which senses the weight exerted on the side wall (41) of the bottle, a weight sensor (43) which senses the weight exerted on the bottom of the baby bottle, an inclinometer which senses the inclination of the baby bottle, an accelerometer that senses the vibration of the baby bottle and therefore of the teat, a transceiver module that transmits the data wireless to a remote terminal, a visual, audible or vibrating alarm that restitutes an alarm to the parent.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354274

Device for assisting children learning to walk

A device assists infants and toddlers while they learn to walk while preventing posture fatigue for the parent. The device includes a crossbar for the parent or caregiver to hold on to and two rings for the infant or toddler to grasp. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160354016

Microchip spectrophotometer

An improved microchip spectrophotometer device (101) having a wavelength-sensitive light detector sensor (155) located on a microchip (241) that detects returning broadband light (128) that is narrow-spectrum wavelength filtered by gratings or filtered, such as through an optical collection window (141) on the sensor (155). Optionally, at least a portion of the returning broadband light was produced by one or more solid-state light sources (103, 103a, 103b) incorporated into the microchip device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160353948

Towel/tissue holder and dispenser with refill indicator

A towel/tissue holder and dispenser cover with a manual or auto refill indicator is described. An indicator piece on a tissue roll cover rotates to a more stable position along an axis mounted on the cover when inadequate volume of tissue, wet towel or drying towel is remaining on the hanger. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353624

Component replenishment support method and component replenishment support system in component mounting line

. . . . . . Provided are a component replenishment support method, and a component replenishment support system of a component mounting line that are capable of preventing a decrease in facility operation rate due to component shortage, in which a component shortage time of each part feeder is predicted, a component replenishment work is started from the present time in a case where the component shortage time is earlier than the virtual work end time, a virtual work end time of the work target selection feeders in a case where the work is assumed to be performed in sequence of early time by using the part feeder within the warning consideration start time as a target is predicted, and a worker is warned of a man-hour lack to the selection feeder, in a case where the selection feeder of which the component shortage time is earlier than the work end time is present.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353621

Component replenishment support method and component replenishment support system in component mounting line

Provided are a component replenishment support method, and a component replenishment support system of a component mounting line that are capable of preventing a decrease in facility operation rate due to component shortage, in which a component shortage time of each part feeder is predicted, a component replenishment work is started from the present time in a case where the component shortage time is earlier than the virtual work end time, a work end time of the work target selection feeders in sequence of early time by using the part feeder within the warning consideration start time as a target is predicted, and a worker is warned of the component replenishment to the selection feeder of which the work end time is within the warning start time, in a case where the selection feeder of which the component shortage time is earlier than the work end time is not present.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353617

Optical cable with electromagnetic field shield layer

A shielded combined optical communication and conductor cable is provided. The cable includes a cable body having an inner surface defining a channel within the cable body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353023

Mini remote multi-control unit

A mini remote multi control unit is disclosed. The mini remote multi control unit features a controlled device located at a distance and capable of detecting the malfunctioning controlled device, resetting and restoring it to its original state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353015

Image sensing device

An image sensing device includes a control unit, an image capturing unit, a sensing unit, a port and an alarm unit. The image capturing unit is connected to the control unit for capturing a user's image, and the control unit generates image data according to the image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352989

Imaging device, and controlling method of imaging device

An imaging device includes: an illumination portion which includes a light-transmitting transmission region and a light-shielding non-transmission region, has a plurality of simultaneous light-emitting elements that have a light-transmitting property, include a plurality of first light-emitting elements in which turning-on and turning-off are simultaneously controlled and a plurality of second light-emitting elements in which turning-on and turning-off are simultaneously controlled, and are provided in the transmission region, and has a plurality of individual light-emitting elements in which turning-on and turning-off are individually controlled and which are provided in the non-transmission region; an imaging portion which receives light that is reflected from a subject illuminated by the illumination portion and is transmitted through the transmission region; and a switching portion which selectively turns on the plurality of first light-emitting elements and the plurality of second light-emitting elements in a first period in which the plurality of individual light-emitting elements are turned off, and turns off the plurality of simultaneous light-emitting elements in a second period in which the plurality of individual light-emitting elements are turned on.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352970

Information processing method, information processor, and recording medium

An information processor includes a reception part configured to receive user identification information identifying a user from an apparatus that causes the user to input billing destination identification information identifying a billing destination with respect to use of a function in response to reception of a request to execute the function from the user, an obtaining part configured to obtain one or more of items of the billing destination identification information from a storage part, the one or more of the items of the billing destination identification information being stored in the storage part in correlation with the user identification information received from the apparatus, and a response returning part configured to return the obtained one or more of the items of the billing destination identification information to the apparatus as available choices for selection that the user is caused to make by the apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352937

Image forming system

An image forming system including an image forming device and a portable terminal device communicably connectable to the image forming device is disclosed. An image forming device includes a touch panel, a detector section, a voice information generator section, and a transmitter section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352778

Inferring security policies from semantic attributes

Techniques for inferring security policies from semantic attributes are provided. In one aspect, a method for building a query component executable by a processor is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352685

Apparatus and method for providing controlling service for iot security

The present invention provides a technology for controlling an iot gateway command control based packet, preemptively blocking information leakage by detecting/blocking command not allowed through a db updated by automatically learning new commands recognized based thereon in real-time, determining whether they correspond to each other through search/comparison in each pattern db corresponding thereto and selectively processing the corresponding packet according to the determined result, generating a session table based on the processed result and determining whether there is an abnormal act by checking a predetermined item, and blocking access to iot server of abnormal packet by performing a policy according to packet blocking rule management flow.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352622

Enhanced forwarding database synchronization for media access control addresses learned in interconnected layer-2 architectures

A method, in a switch in an interconnected layer-2 architecture, is disclosed for enhanced forwarding database synchronization of media access control (mac) addresses based on hit logic. The method includes learning a mac address against a port associated with the switch; storing the mac address with information comprising a port identifier (id), a switch id, and the enhanced hit logic set to true; setting the enhanced hit logic to false if the mac address was not seen on the port at an end of a cycle; and synchronizing the mac address with other switches in the interconnected layer-2 or multi-chassis architecture if the enhanced hit logic is true at the end of the cycle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352612

Determining actual loop gain in a distributed antenna system (das)

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to determining actual loop gain in a distributed antenna system (das). In this regard, a test signal(s) having a first power level is injected into a das from a first contact point. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352591

Hierarchical service oriented application topology generation for a network

The technology disclosed relates to understanding traffic patterns in a network with a multitude of processes running on numerous hosts. In particular, it relates to using at least one of rule based classifiers and machine learning based classifiers for clustering processes running on numerous hosts into local services and clustering the local services running on multiple hosts into service clusters, using the service clusters to aggregate communications among the processes running on the hosts and generating a graphic of communication patterns among the service clusters with available drill-down into details of communication links. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352581

System and method for automatically learning and maintaining ip address allocation topology

A topology map engine obtains, from a dynamic host control protocol relay device, a relayed request, of a client, for a dynamic host control protocol lease. The relayed request has at least one given ip address of the dynamic host control protocol relay device inserted therein. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352541

Tunable radio frequency (rf) equalizer

A radio frequency (rf) equalizer includes a coupler including an input port, an output port, a coupling port, and an isolation port; a combination circuit including; a coupling node electrically coupled to the coupling port; a first digitally controlled capacitor (dtc) connected between the coupling node and ground; a resistor connected between the coupling node and ground for controlling a quality factor (q) of resonance of the equalizer; an isolation node coupled to the isolation port; and a second dtc connected between the isolation node and ground. A system and a method of operation are provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352497

Equalizing distributed antenna system equipped with multiple base station interface ports

Optimizing ripple reductions in equalizers shared between multiple interface ports in a distributed antenna system (das). In one aspect, a downlink equalizer is shared between a downlink simplex port and a duplex port in a radio interface module(s) (rim(s)) in the das. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352410

Data transmission method and device

A data transmission method and a device are disclosed. The method includes: receiving, by a third-party node in a specified first spectrum, a request message sent by a network side device that belongs to an operator different from an operator of the third-party node, where the request message is used to request the third-party node to forward data that is transmitted between the network side device and a terminal served by the network side device; returning, by the third-party node, a response message to the network side device in the first spectrum after the third-party node determines to accept the request of the network side device; and forwarding, by the third-party node in a second spectrum, the data that is transmitted between the network side device and the terminal, where the second spectrum is a spectrum of the operator to which the network side device belongs.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352393

Distributed antenna systems (das) supporting expanded, programmable communications services distribution to programmable remote communications service sector areas

Embodiments disclosed herein include distributed antenna systems (dass) supporting expanded, programmable communications services distribution to remote communications service sector areas. In one embodiment, the das includes a first programmable switch for distributing downlink communications signals into one or more communications service sector sets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352319

Drive device

A drive device includes: an on-side circuit turning on a power switching element; an off-side circuit turning off the power switching element; and a protection circuit controlling a gate current of the power switching element. The protection circuit includes: a constant-current circuit that defines a constant current for drawing a gate charge of the power switching element; a protection switch that controls electrical connection between the constant-current circuit and the gate of the power switching element; and a collector current detector. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352094

Protection circuit for power supply

A protection circuit for power supply is disclosed. The power supply includes a power conversion unit having a primary winding and a secondary winding. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351837

Mechanically flexible and durable substrates and method of making

A flexible substrate are disclosed comprising an amorphous inorganic composition, wherein the substrate has a thickness of less than about 250 μm and has at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio less than about 9.5 (μm)−1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 mpa·(m)1/2. Electronic devices comprising such flexible devices are also disclosed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351813

Manufacturing method of thin film transistor and thin film transistor , array substrate

The present disclosure pertains to the technical field of display, which relates to a manufacturing method of a thin film transistor and a thin film transistor, and an array substrate. The manufacturing method of a thin film transistor comprises: forming, above a substrate, patterns comprising different surface energies; coating, above said substrate, a composite solution containing organic semiconductor material and polymer insulating material, and forming a composite film layer; patterning said composite film layer according to the patterns with different surface energies above said substrate, preserving said composite film layer corresponding to the pattern areas with relatively high surface energies; layering said patterned composite film layer by means of an organic solvent steam treatment method; forming two separate metal electrodes at two opposite sides of said patterned composite film layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351799

Hard mask for patterning magnetic tunnel junctions

Device structures and methods for fabricating device structures are provided herein. Magnetic random access memory (mram) devices described herein may include a film stack comprising a magnetic tunneling junction layer, a dielectric capping layer, an etch stop layer, a conductive hard mask layer, a dielectric hard mask layer, a spin on carbon layer, and an anti-reflective coating layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351791

Small pitch and high density contact array

A method of forming high density contact array is disclosed. The method includes providing a first dielectric layer and forming a hard mask stack over the first dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351601

Manufacturing method and manufacturing equipment of thin film transistor substrate

A manufacturing method and a manufacturing equipment of a thin film transistor substrate are provided. In the manufacturing method, after forming a gate and a gate insulating layer of a thin film transistor, a semiconductor layer and a first protection layer are sequentially deposited. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351577

Ferroelectric random-access memory with pre-patterned oxygen barrier

Structure of f-ram cells are described. The f-ram cell include a contact extending through a first dielectric layer on a surface of a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351452

Method of patterning dopant films in high-k dielectrics in a soft mask integration scheme

A method of fabricating advanced node field effect transistors using a replacement metal gate process. The method includes dopant a high-k dielectric directly or indirectly by using layers composed of multi-layer thin film stacks, or in other embodiments, by a single blocking layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351451

Methods and apparatus for mos capacitors in replacement gate process

Methods and apparatus for polysilicon mos capacitors in a replacement gate process. A method includes disposing a gate dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate; disposing a polysilicon gate layer over the dielectric layer; patterning the gate dielectric layer and the polysilicon gate layer to form a plurality of polysilicon gates spaced by at least a minimum polysilicon to polysilicon pitch; defining a polysilicon resistor region containing at least one of the polysilicon gates and not containing at least one other of the polysilicon gates, which form dummy gates; depositing a mask layer over an inter-level dielectric layer; patterning the mask layer to expose the dummy gates; removing the dummy gates and the gate dielectric layer underneath the dummy gates to leave trenches in the inter-level dielectric layer; and forming high-k metal gate devices in the trenches in the inter-level dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351449

Non-lithographically patterned directed self assembly alignment promotion layers

A method of an aspect includes forming a directed self assembly alignment promotion layer over a surface of a substrate having a first patterned region and a second patterned region. A first directed self assembly alignment promotion material is formed selectively over the first patterned region without using lithographic patterning. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351416

Electrode structure and method of manufacturing the same, display substrate and display device

The present invention discloses an electrode structure, a method of manufacturing an electrode structure, a display substrate and a display device. The method of manufacturing an electrode structure includes: forming a layer of carbon nanotube film on a substrate; performing a doping process in the layer of carbon nanotube film by using a modifier material, and performing a patterning process on the doped layer of carbon nanotube film so as to form a pattern including first electrode; or performing a patterning process on the layer of carbon nanotube film so as to form a patterns including carbon nanotube electrodes, and performing a doping process in the pattern of the carbon nanotube electrodes so as to form a pattern including first electrodes; as such, the carbon nanotubes material is doped with the modifier material, such that the formed first electrode has a lower square resistance value, which may meet the conductivity requirement of the flexible electrode of the flexible display.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351395

Semiconductor structure including patterned feature

A multiple patterning method is provided. The multiple patterning method includes providing a substrate; and forming a sacrificial film on the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351367

High speed closing switch

A high speed closing switch includes a case having an interior which is hermetically closed, a ground electrode installed within the case, a high voltage electrode spaced apart from the ground electrode by a predetermined interval, a movable electrode configured to move from a first position in which the ground electrode and the high voltage electrode are not connected to a second position in which the ground electrode and the high voltage electrode are connected, a coil configured to generate electromagnetic force to cause the movable electrode to be moved from the first position to the second position, a returning rod having one end fixedly connected to the movable electrode and the other end protruding to outside of the case, and a driving device configured to drive the returning rod such that the movable electrode is moved from the second position to the first position.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351214

Near field transducers (nfts) and methods of making

Methods of forming a nft the methods including forming a hard mask positioned over at least a portion of the rod, the hard mask including at least one layer; patterning a resist mask over the hard mask, the resist mask having an edge positioned over at least a portion of the rod; etching a portion of the hard mask to expose a back edge of the rod and to form a back edge of the hard mask, wherein the back edge of the rod is equivalent to the back edge of the peg; and wherein a forward portion of the rod which is the portion of the rod forward of the back edge is covered by the hard mask; forming a disc mask including a void configured to form a disc of a nft, the disc mask being formed over at least a portion of the hard mask so that the exposed back edge of the rod is within the void configured to form the disc; etching an area exposed in the void of the disc mask to remove both a rear portion of the rod and the surrounding dielectric up to the back edge of the hard mask edge; depositing a disc material in the etched void, wherein the back edge of the hard mask defines the front edge of the disc and the back edge of the rod is in contact with the front edge of the disc; and polishing the deposited disc material to form a top surface substantially planar with the top of the forward rod portion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351188

Learning pronunciations from acoustic sequences

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for learning pronunciations from acoustic sequences. One method includes receiving an acoustic sequence, the acoustic sequence comprising a respective acoustic feature representation at each of a plurality of time steps; for each of the time steps processing the acoustic feature representation through each of one or more recurrent neural network layers to generate a recurrent output; processing the recurrent output for the time step using a phoneme output layer to generate a phoneme representation for the acoustic feature representation for the time step; and processing the recurrent output for the time step using a grapheme output layer to generate a grapheme representation for the acoustic feature representation for the time step; and extracting, from the phoneme and grapheme representations for the acoustic feature representations at each time step, a respective pronunciation for each of one or more words.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351187

Method and apparatus to extrapolate sarcasm and irony using multi-dimensional machine learning based linguistic analysis

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing ambiguous utterances identification operations by extrapolating statements of the utterance using machine learning based linguistic analysis. More specifically, in certain embodiments, the ambiguous utterances identification operations are performed by generating an ambiguous utterance repository that is indexed by and contains individuals, regions, tweets, blogs, and latest trends. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351186

Automated learning for speech-based applications

Systems and methods for modifying a computer-based speech recognition system. A speech utterance is processed with the computer-based speech recognition system using a set of internal representations, which may comprise parameters for recognizing speech in a speech utterance, such as parameters of an acoustic model and/or a language model. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351076

Devices and methods for hands-on teaching and learning of mathematical concepts

Devices and methods for teaching and learning mathematical concepts are provided as a mathematics manipulative having a base with a plurality of receptacles, each configured for accepting one of a plurality of blocks in an orientation such that faces of the block are angled with respect to a horizontal bottom surface of the base. Each of the blocks has a plurality of faces, each face having an indication of a value; wherein the plurality of receptacles are sized and arranged such that, when blocks are placed in the receptacles, adjacent blocks define a space configured for accepting another block; and wherein the values indicated on the faces of each of the blocks are combinable with the values indicated on the faces of the other blocks in accordance with a mathematical operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351071

System, method, and apparatus for tracking turning information

A rigid elongated member with at least a longitudinal curvature and a cushion placed on the concave side of the member. An electronics module is disposed between the cushion and the rigid member and records information about rotation of the member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351069

Perceptual-cognitive-motor learning system and method

The present disclosure relates to a perceptual-cognitive-motor learning system. The system includes an apparatus for evaluating or improving perceptual-cognitive abilities of a subject during a training sequence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351065

System for presenting a question prior to allowing access to a video game

A system for providing access to a gaming software is provided. The present invention includes a computer having a processor and a memory. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351064

Video role-play learning system and process

An automated video role-play teaching system and process. In some embodiments, the system and process provides a software interface for teachers or others to establish situation scenarios for students, students to review the scenarios locally and locally record their role-play responses, which one or more teachers or others can then review in order to provide feedback to the students through the system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351050

Warning guidance system, method, and program that provide information to vehicle navigation systems

Warning guidance systems, methods, and programs communicate with a vehicle navigation system to provide guidance on a warning event that may occur on the vehicle. The systems, methods, and programs acquire warning event information indicating the warning event and an event vehicle on which the warning event has occurred. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351031

Warning system and method using spatio-temporal situation data

The warning system using spatiotemporal situation data according to the present invention comprises: a situation detection unit including a sensor module for sensing human-related data in environments requiring an early warning concerning security and anti-crime situations; a situation recognition unit which is configured to set a sensing region to be sensed by the situation detection unit and event conditions according to the spatiotemporal situation data, set a human subject as a human sensing condition according to the spatiotemporal situation data, and determine the occurrence of an event by comparing the human-related data sensed by the situation detection unit with data about the set sensing region, the event condition data according to the spatiotemporal situation data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351027

Vibratory alert device

A simplified bluetooth low energy or bluetooth compatible vibrator, that can be paired with a cellular telephone or other device, has in one embodiment no buttons, no switches, no ports, no input device, and no display. The vibrator can use a non-rechargeable battery and can be automatically paired with the cellular telephone (or other device) in response to initially inserting the non-rechargeable battery into the vibrator. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350939

Non-functioning headlight warning

A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to identify a first zone and a second zone in an image of an area ahead of a vehicle. The processing device compares a first brightness associated with the first zone to a second brightness associated with the second zone to determine a brightness difference. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350930

Joint depth estimation and semantic segmentation from a single image

Joint depth estimation and semantic labeling techniques usable for processing of a single image are described. In one or more implementations, global semantic and depth layouts are estimated of a scene of the image through machine learning by the one or more computing devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350919

Medical evaluation machine learning workflows and processes

Systems and methods for processing electronic imaging data obtained from medical imaging procedures are disclosed herein. Some embodiments relate to data processing mechanisms for medical imaging and diagnostic workflows involving the use of machine learning techniques such as deep learning, artificial neural networks, and related algorithms that perform machine recognition of specific features and conditions in imaging data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350912

Endoscopic image diagnosis support system

An endoscopic image diagnosis support system (100) includes: a memory (10) that stores learning images pre-classified into pathological types; and a processor (20) that, given an endoscopic image, performs feature value matching between an image of an identification target region in the endoscopic image and the learning images, to identify the pathological types in the identification target region. The processor (20) performs feature value matching between images of the identification target region and subdivided regions of the identification target region and the learning images to compute identification probabilities of the pathological types in the identification target region and the subdivided regions, and computes average values of the identification probabilities of the pathological types in the identification target region and the subdivided regions, the average values corresponding to identification probabilities of the pathological types in hierarchical overlap regions of the identification target region and the subdivided regions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350908

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

12/01/16 / #20160350888

Facilitating diagnosis and correction of operational problems

An online learning management system for monitoring and maintaining the operational integrity of online teaching groups consisting of users distributed across a network is disclosed. The system comprises a management interface coupled to a teaching group and a teaching module configured to identify user operational problems within the group and to remove a user when an operational problem is identified. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350884

Creating and delivering a digital travel companion of a wrapped package of cards

Creating and delivering a digital travel companion for a traveler that is an adjunct to a ticket for travel, a reservation and/or a hospitality rental. The digital travel companion is electronically delivered to the traveler and/or customer in the form of a wrapped package of cards. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350834

Systems and methods for constructing and applying synaptic networks

A recommendation generator builds a synaptic network of nodes corresponding to items, attributes, and reviews. The synaptic network includes connections between nodes where each connection reflects a strength of an interrelationship between two or more of the nodes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350801

Method for analysing comprehensive state of a subject

The invention discloses a method for obtaining comprehensive state of a subject. The comprehensive state of the subject includes the emotional states of the subject and the dynamic profile states of the subject. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350780

Method and system for referring products through social networks and earning rewards

The present application discloses a method and system for referring products through social networks. The application discloses a method to keep track of the entire revere tee through the referral link and rewarding boat the referrer and the purchaser when a purchase effected through that reference. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350777

Automated system for adapting market data and evaluating the market value of items

A system includes a remotely-located server implementing a metric server adapter, a metrics application, and a communication application. The metric server adapter includes governing logic that manages at least one evaluation service and a plurality of predefined instructions for managing metric data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350732

Automated system for adapting market data and evaluating the market value of items

A system includes a remotely-located server implementing a metric server adapter, a metrics application, and a communication application. The metric server adapter includes governing logic that manages at least one evaluation service and a plurality of predefined instructions for managing metric data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350726

Vehicle maintenance reminders generated from analysis of payment transaction data

A method includes analyzing payment account transaction data relevant to a motor vehicle. Based on at least one result of the analysis, an estimate is made concerning a number of miles traveled by the motor vehicle in a period since there was a vehicle maintenance transaction involving the motor vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350721

Behaviorally informed scheduling systems and methods

Systems and methods for scheduling at least one time slot. The method includes determining that a plurality of resources specified in the plurality of characteristics are available during at least one time slot, generating a suggestion model by providing the plurality of characteristics to a machine learning program using an iterative convergent computational method, applying a plurality of inputs to the suggestion model to generate at least one suggested calendar entry for the at least one time slot, the at least one suggested calendar entry having the plurality of characteristics requesting the plurality of resources during the at least one time slot; and adjusting presentation attributes of the plurality of suggested calendar entries based on properties of an interface window presenting the suggested calendar entries.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350697

Just in time learning driven by point of sale or other data and metrics

A method and system are provided. The method includes monitoring, by a processor-based monitoring device, work metrics, indicative of work performance, of a plurality of users. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350690

Just in time learning driven by point of sale or other data and metrics

A method and system are provided. The method includes monitoring, by a processor-based monitoring device, work metrics, indicative of work performance, of a plurality of users. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350679

System and method for distributing risk associated with event costs

A system and method for distributing the risk associated with the cost of event ticket prices. A risk distribution system (rds) is configured to receive information concerning a user's preferences associated with a sporting event, including the name of the event, the user's desired sports team, and the user's seating preferences. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350676

Optical communication system

The present disclosure describes an automated, cognitive based computing system using artificial intelligence (ai) and machine learning algorithms to sense, predict, and infer network conditions, configured to dynamically manage transmission of information between communication nodes. The communication nodes comprise orbital nodes positioned in orbit above earth and terrestrial nodes coupled with earth interconnected via a hybrid mesh network topology. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350675

Systems and methods to identify objectionable content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to determine scores for content items published in an online environment based on at least one machine learning model trained with features associated with the content items. The scores can be associated with probabilities that the content items include objectionable material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350674

Intelligent service request classification and assignment

Approaches presented herein enable intelligent service request classification and assignment learning. More specifically, a request comprising a free form text or spoken description is received from a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350672

Using machine learning to predict outcomes for documents

Evaluations of a document are generated that indicate likelihoods of the document achieving its objectives. The evaluations are based on predictive characteristics of one or more outcomes of the client document that are indicative of whether the document will achieve its objectives. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350663

System and method for an optimized, self-learning and self-organizing contact center

A system and method for an optimized, self-learning and self-organizing contact center has been developed. This system and method uses principles and tools of information theory, including the latent dirichlet allocation which reduces information to specific predetermined topics and a distribution of topic related words to infer its hidden, generative underpinnings so to self-organize a contact center, infer its desired electronic versus human make up, and optimally route all customer requests to an electronic resource or a specific human agent best suited to respond to the request for maximal business value per interaction. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350655

Systems methods circuits and associated computer executable code for deep learning based natural language understanding

Disclosed are systems, methods, circuits and associated computer executable code for deep learning based natural language understanding, wherein training of one or more neural networks, includes: producing character strings inputs ‘noise’ on a per-character basis, and introducing the produced ‘noise’ into machine training character strings inputs fed to a ‘word tokenization and spelling correction language-model’, to generate spell corrected word sets outputs; feeding machine training word sets inputs, including one or more ‘right’ examples of correctly semantically-tagged word sets, to a ‘word semantics derivation model’, to generate semantically tagged sentences outputs. Upon models reaching a training ‘steady state’, the ‘word tokenization and spelling correction language-model’ is fed with input character strings representing ‘real’ linguistic user inputs, generating word sets outputs that are fed as inputs to the word semantics derivation model for generating semantically tagged sentences outputs.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350654

Intelligent home system and method

An intelligent home system installed in a house and interacted with appliances in the house comprises an identification device; a locating device; and an artificial neural device; the artificial neural device includes a recording unit, a learning unit, and a decision making unit, the recording unit, the learning unit, and the decision making unit are transmitted signals to one another, the recording unit records and stores the id information, the coordinate information, and a control information of each appliance which is adjusted by the user, the learning unit reads the id information, the coordinate information, and the control information so as to automatically learn and integrate to generate an integrated data, and the decision making unit reads the integrated data to adjust the appliances to an operational status which the user is used to.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350649

Method and apparatus of learning neural network via hierarchical ensemble learning

A method for configuring a neural network is provided. The method includes: selecting a neural network including a plurality of layers, each of the layers including a plurality of neurons for processing an input and providing an output; and, incorporating at least one switch configured to randomly select and disable at least a portion of the neurons in each layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350591

Gift card recognition using a camera

Various embodiments describe systems and methods enable a computing device of a user to capture an image of a gift card, or other such monetary device containing a code, with a camera or otherwise receive an image of that gift card. The computing device can be configured to recognize codes, such as digit claim codes, of the gift card by using one or more image processing, computer vision, and/or machine learning algorithms. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350545

Trans-locality based fixed storage security

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for trans-locality based fixed storage security. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for trans-locality based fixed storage security includes storing in memory of a fixed disk a key received from a key source over a computer communications network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350518

Method for verifying web system license based on multi-way tree search

A web system license based on multi-way tree search includes steps of: identifying a requiring url of each function; using the requiring url of the function as a mark, writing the mark in a license; encrypting the license for generating a cipher text, and storing the cipher text in a web system; during initializing of the web system, decrypting the cipher text and sending to a memory; establishing a multi-way tree according to a url of an authorized function in the license; and receiving a requirement for a specific function by the web system, using the requiring url as a searching value and matching in the multi-way tree; wherein if a corresponding url is found, the function is authorized and further operation is required until response returning; if the corresponding url is not found, the requirement is intercepted, and a response is returned.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350466

Method and system for template pattern optimization for dsa patterning using graphoepitaxy

A method for design template pattern optimization, comprises receiving a design for a fin field effect transistor (finfet) device, wherein the design includes a configuration of fins, creating a design template pattern for the design for use in connection with directed self-assembly (dsa) patterning using graphoepitaxy, and optimizing the design template pattern to minimize pattern density gradients, wherein the design template pattern includes a plurality of guiding lines for guiding a block-copolymer deposited during the dsa patterning and the optimizing comprises altering the guiding lines.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350465

Method and system for template pattern optimization for dsa patterning using graphoepitaxy

A method for design template pattern optimization, comprises receiving a design for a fin field effect transistor (finfet) device, wherein the design includes a configuration of fins, creating a design template pattern for the design for use in connection with directed self-assembly (dsa) patterning using graphoepitaxy, and optimizing the design template pattern to minimize pattern density gradients, wherein the design template pattern includes a plurality of guiding lines for guiding a block-copolymer deposited during the dsa patterning and the optimizing comprises altering the guiding lines.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350453

Method of evaluation wind flow based on conservation of momentum and variation in terrain

A method of modeling the spatial variation in wind resource at a prospective wind farm site. The method involves a simplified analysis of the navier-stokes equation and utilizes data from all of the met sites simultaneously to develop site-calibrated models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350416

Search system, search method and program recording medium

Provided is a search system which is configured to search for a registered vector being similar to an input vector among a plurality of registered vectors, on the basis of a degree of similarity between an input vector and a registered vector. The search system includes a partial similarity calculation unit that calculates a degree of partial similarity which is the degree of similarity concerning some of one or more dimensions of the input vector and the registered vector, a limit calculation unit that calculates, on the basis of the degree of partial similarity, an upper limit of the degree of similarity that is expected when the degree of similarity is calculated, and a rejection decision unit that decides, on the basis of the upper limit of the degree of similarity, whether or not to reject the registered vector from a candidate for a search result.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350411

Learning topics by simulation of a stochastic cellular automaton

Herein is described an unsupervised learning method to discover topics and reduce the dimensionality of documents by designing and simulating a stochastic cellular automaton. A key formula that appears in many inference methods for lda is used as the local update rule of the cellular automaton. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350377

Estimating the cost of data-mining services

The cost of data-mining is estimated where data-mining services are delivered via a distributed computing system environment. System requirements are estimated for a particular data-mining task for an input data set having specified properties. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350376

Estimating the cost of data-mining services

The cost of data-mining is estimated where data-mining services are delivered via a distributed computing system environment. System requirements are estimated for a particular data-mining task for an input data set having specified properties. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350270

Information processing apparatus and method and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a combining unit, and an output unit. The obtaining unit obtains attribute information concerning a document. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349987

Input method and input device

An input method of performing an input manipulation according to information concerning manipulation bodies in contact with or close to a manipulation surface has a step to select a coordinate input mode or function input mode according to the number of manipulation bodies, a step to select a desired function according to a first manipulation associated with the number of manipulation bodies, a step to select a desired item according to a second manipulation associated with an operation of manipulation bodies, a step to establish selection according to a third manipulation associated with an operation of manipulation bodies, and a step to execute an input according to a fourth manipulation associated with an operation of manipulation bodies. In the function input mode, the first, second, third, and fourth manipulations are performed in succession while a plurality of manipulation bodies are kept in contact with or close to the manipulation surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349975

Medical image processing apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and medical image processing method

A medical image processing apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to accept an operation for a region of interest (roi) gui and a guide gui on a screen on which a medical image is displayed, the roi gui being for setting a roi on the medical image, the guide gui being for guiding a setting of the roi on the medical image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349945

Display apparatus and method for controlling the same

Provided are a display apparatus controlled through an input unit including a four-direction key and a method for controlling the same. The display apparatus includes an input unit including a four-direction key and configured to receive a user command, a display unit configured to display a four-direction user interface (ui) including ui elements corresponding to the four-direction key, and a controller configured to, in response to one of the four-direction key being selected, control the display unit to display a low ui element included in a ui element corresponding to the selected key. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349938

User experience/user interface based on interaction history

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a base user experience (ux) including a user interface (ui) corresponding to one or more features of a computing system; determining one or more user categories based at least in part on previous interactions with the ui by a number of users; classifying, using a machine-learning algorithm, a particular user into one or more of the user categories based at least in part on current interactions of the particular user with the ui; and determining, relative to the base ux, one or more modifications to the ui based at least in part on the classification of the particular user into one or more of the user categories. The modifications to the ui modify one or more features of the ux. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349757

Laser automatically guided vehicle (agv) without reflecting panel and navigation method thereof

The present invention relates to the technical field of transportation devices. Provided is a laser automatically guided vehicle (agv) without a reflecting panel, comprising: a laser scanner (1), a vehicle (2), an upper computer system, a lower computer system, an execution mechanism (3) and an input/output device; the upper computer system receives electric signals from the laser scanner (1) and processes the electric signals to make an original map and an effective map, and plans a route to obtain the shortest route, and then sends a control instruction to the execution mechanism (3); a turning encoder and an angle sensor transmit data such as turning speed and angle to the upper computer system to realize feedback control, thereby conducting autonomous navigation of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349755

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system configured to ensure running stability of a vehicle even if a vehicle weight is heavy is provided. The vehicle control system determines a travel locus of the vehicle within a planned route. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349717

Periodic external disturbance suppression control device

A periodic disturbance of an object to be suppressed is outputted as a sensed periodic disturbance isdn, isqn of a direct current component. A difference between a signal obtained by multiplication of the sensed periodic disturbance isdn, isqn with a multiplier using a reciprocal qn of a transfer characteristic, and a signal obtained by adding only a detection delay to a periodic disturbance suppressing command i*dn, i*qn, to estimate the periodic disturbance dîdn, dîqn. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349612

Sulfonium salt, chemically amplified resist composition, and patterning process

A sulfonium salt having both anion and cation moieties in the molecule functions as a photoacid generator and is compatible with other components. A resist composition comprising the sulfonium salt has the advantages of reduced acid diffusion and forms a pattern with a good balance of sensitivity, mef and dof, less outgassing, and minimal defects.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349609

Photomask pellicle

A method includes providing a carrier wafer, forming an indented portion on the carrier wafer, the indented portion having a sloped portion at an edge of the indented portion, bonding a pellicle wafer on the carrier wafer so as to form an open area within the indented portion, patterning the pellicle wafer to form a pellicle membrane over the indented portion and a pellicle membrane support structure over the sloped portion, and applying a mechanical force to disconnect the pellicle membrane from the pellicle wafer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349492

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same

A zoom lens has a first positive lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second positive lens unit arranged adjacent to the first positive lens unit on its image side, a third positive lens unit arranged adjacent to the second positive lens unit on its image side, and a front lens group arranged on the object side of the first positive lens unit. Appropriate conditions concerning the refractive power of the front lens group, the focal length of the second positive lens unit, and the focal length of the zoom lens at the wide angle end are given.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349481

Monolithic optical mounting element

A monolithic optical mount having a bore for accommodating an optical element, the bore including: a first ridge located at a first position on the inside circumference of the bore; a second ridge located at a second position on the inside circumference of the bore; and a flexure extending from along the inside circumference of the bore to a point beyond a threaded hole which passes through from the outside circumference of the bore to the inside circumference of the bore; wherein the flexure is actuated by turning a screw in the threaded hole thereby adjusting an amount of force pushing against a point on the flexure by a tip of the screw.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349471

Variable lay stranding

An optical cable includes a core member and a plurality of strands wound around the core member in an sz configuration, the sz configuration having at least two reversal sections and a helical section extending along a longitudinal length between the at least two reversal sections. A helical lay length of the wound strands is variable along the longitudinal length of the helical section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349461

Methods and systems for securing optical fibers to ferrules by thermally securing bonding agents within fiber optic connector housings

A method of bonding an optical fiber in a ferrule includes disposing the ferrule at least partially in a conductive assembly such that a conductive element of the conductive assembly contacts a portion of the ferrule. Energy delivered to the bonding agent via thermal transfer from the conductive element brings the bonding agent to a securing temperature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349460

Fiber optic cable assemblies with cap apparatuses for sealing optical fiber connectors and associated methods

A cap apparatus is mounted to a fiber optic connector having a ferrule supporting optical fiber(s). A sealing apparatus is cooperatively configured with the cap apparatus for protecting an end face of the ferrule. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349459

Fiber optic cable assemblies with cap apparatuses for sealing optical fiber connectors and associated methods

A cap apparatus is mounted to a fiber optic connector having a ferrule supporting optical fiber(s). A sealing apparatus is cooperatively configured with the cap apparatus for protecting an end face of the ferrule. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349455

Method of preparing an optical connector and optical devices comprising the optical connector prepared thereby

A method of preparing an optical connector located within a gap between a first optical assembly and a second optical assembly is provided. The optical connector includes a contrast layer having at least one cured bridge portion and at least one uncured portion formed from a first composition having a first refractive index (r11). ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349453

Optical fiber stripping methods and apparatus

An apparatus for removing at least one coating from a lengthwise section of an optical fiber includes a heater extending at least partially around and at least partially defining an elongate heating region configured for receiving the lengthwise section of the optical fiber. The heater can heat the heating region to a temperature above the thermal decomposition temperature of the at least one coating. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349447

Non-circular multicore fiber and method of manufacture

A multicore fiber is provided. The multicore fiber includes a plurality of cores spaced apart from one another, and a cladding surrounding the plurality of cores and defining a substantially rectangular or cross-sectional shape having four corners. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349444

Wide angle imaging directional backlights

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

12/01/16 / #20160349440

Laser featured glass for display illumination

The present disclosure relates to substrates having laser-induced scattering features located either on the surface of the substrate or within the substrate, along with methods of making such scattering substrates. The disclosed scattering substrates provide improved light extraction properties and may be useful in a variety of applications, such as lighting and electronic displays.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349355

System and method to provide a dynamic situational awareness of attack radar threats

A more dynamic situational awareness may be provided by processing received attack radar pulses in a radar warning receiver in such a way as to provide an indication of where the aircraft is within the transmit beamwidth of the attack radar.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349330

Systems and methods for determining vehicle battery health

Techniques described herein may be used to provide a driver of a vehicle with an accurate assessment of the remaining life of the vehicle battery. An on-board device may collect information from one or more sensors or devices within the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349305

Automated digital earth fault system

An automated earth fault testing system and early warning system designed to be used with mobile towers for real-time monitoring of the earthing values. The automated earth fault testing system comprises an earth fault testing device powered by a low voltage direct current battery, a plurality of terminals, at least one calibration switch including a calibration pad for calibrating the earth fault testing device, a plurality of visual indication means for providing indication of a variety of conditions including high and/or normal value of the earth resistance value and for indicating a charge level of the earth fault testing device and a liquid crystal display for displaying the earthing values. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349239

Electronic device and method for detecting and controlling driving under the influence

In a method for detecting and controlling of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, breath alcohol concentrations of a user are received from an alcohol sensor at predetermined time periods. The breath alcohol concentrations are analyzed to construct a regression curve, and a target time when the user will have become sober can be predicted according to the regression curve. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349219

Method for acoustic detection of the condition of the road and the tire

In a method for determining conditions of a road and a tire, a measurement of a sound signal produced by the tire running on the road during a timeframe is recorded, and a spectral density of a power of the sound signal over a frequency interval is determined. The frequency interval is segmented into frequency bands, and each frequency band is associated with a representative data element representing a mean acoustic power measured in the frequency band. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348980

Heat exchanger with improved flow at mitered corners

A heat exchanger has a first flow path communicating fluid into a turning flow path at a first mitered interface. The turning flow path has a second mitered interface for communicating fluid from the turning flow path into a return flow path. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348844

Valve for a pressurized fluid cylinder and corresponding cylinder

The invention relates to a valve for a fluid cylinder, a first draw-off circuit comprising a member for regulating the flow and/or pressure of the drawn-off fluid, the valve comprising a manual control member and an electronic device displaying data relating to the fluid contained in a cylinder connected to the valve. The electronic display device comprises a data-acquisition, storage and processing member and at least one display; the valve comprises a sensor detecting the position of the control member; and the data-acquisition, storage and processing member is designed to control, in response to the receiving of an imposed flow and/or pressure signal, the displaying on the display of information concerning the flow and/or the pressure of the fluid imposed by the regulating member and/or the valve use mode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348636

Compact laser ignition device for combustion engine

A high efficiency optical ignition device is provided in a two-part compact and robust package to be mounted directly on an internal combustion engine chamber. The ignition device ignites a combustion fuel with a high intensity plasma generated by a high power laser beam from a solid state laser operable in q-switched, or non-q-switched mode for producing short or long pulses, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348555

Aqueous urea solution supply device and aqueous urea solution supply method for internal combustion engine

A aqueous urea solution supply device for an engine is provided with a tank that stores aqueous urea solution, a valve configured to add the aqueous urea solution to exhaust gas, and a passage configured to supply the aqueous urea solution in the tank to the valve. When a pressure of the aqueous urea solution supplied to the valve is equal to or lower than a predetermined pressure and the amount of the aqueous urea solution in the tank is equal to or smaller than a predetermined threshold, an electronic control unit determines that the aqueous urea solution in an amount required for cooling of the valve cannot be supplied from the tank to the valve and executes a return control for returning the aqueous urea solution in the valve to the tank.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348522

Seal and bearing assembly for a gas turbine engine and method of assembling same

A seal and bearing assembly of a gas turbine engine having an engine case with a cooling fluid nozzle located between a bearing outer ring and ring segments, and a rotary shaft for rotation in the engine case around a main axis, the seal and bearing assembly can be assembled by positioning the engine case and the rotary shaft in axial alignment, and axially moving the engine case relative to the rotary shaft including moving the bearing outer ring across the axial location of the runner portion and into an assembled condition. The rotary shaft having mounted thereon a bearing inner ring and a runner assembly having a runner portion, a sleeve portion being concentric and radially internal to the runner portion, and a cooling fluid passage having a radial segment leading from an outgoing segment to a returning segment extending in a direction leading back toward the bearing inner ring.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348500

Borehole testing device

An inspection system to measure the condition of at least the wall of a ground opening, such as a borehole opening, an excavation, and a slurry wall, the inspection system comprising a head unit configured to be lowered into an associated borehole and having a lowering mount configured to be operably and selectively joined to an associated lowering unit to facilitate the lowering of the head unit into the associated borehole during a data collection phase, the data collection phase including at least one of a lowering phase wherein the head unit is lowered in the associated borehole toward an associated bottom extent of the borehole by the associated lowering unit and a raising phase wherein the head unit is raised in the associated borehole away from the associated bottom extent, at least one set of test data being collected concerning one or more physical characteristics of the associated borehole during the data collection phase, the head unit comprising an internal measurement system and a sensor arrangement having a plurality of sensors facing radially outwardly of a head axis that is generally parallel to at least a portion of the an associated borehole axis, the plurality of sensors allowing the head unit to be moved during the data collection phase without rotation about the head axis, the plurality of sensors at least partially producing the at least one set of test data collected during the data collection phase.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348489

Higher order simulation of hydrocarbon flows of hydraulic fracture treatments

Higher order simulation of hydrocarbon flows associated with complex fractures produced in the hydraulic fracturing process in a well system may be used to obtain high fidelity results while minimizing a cost of computation. The higher order simulation of hydrocarbon flows may provide efficient and stable simulation algorithms that avoid any artificial boundary treatment inconsistent with the governing equations, while maintaining a uniform order of accuracy. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348452

Managed pressure drilling with rig heave compensation

A method for maintaining pressure in a wellbore drilled from a drilling platform floating on a body of water includes the steps of pumping fluid at a determined flow rate into a drill string disposed in a wellbore and measuring fluid pressure within a fluid discharge line of fluid returning from the wellbore. The fluid discharge line has a variable length corresponding to an elevation of the floating platform above the bottom of the body of water. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348424

Fast roll-up door comprising a curtain having resilient edges

Characterized in that, the curtain comprises at least one resilient portion (3a) extending parallel to said lateral edges, said resilient portion being suitable for reversibly stretching along a transverse direction, normal to the longitudinal direction, from a rest configuration, l0, to a stretched configuration, l1=l0+Δl, upon application of a pressure, p, applied substantially normal onto the surface of the curtain, and for returning substantially to its rest configuration, l0, upon release of said pressure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348335

Liquid-pressure driving system

A hydraulic driving system includes first to third liquid-pressure pumps and control valves. The first boom control valve is connected to the first hydraulic pump, and the second arm control valve and the first bucket control valve are connected to the second liquid-pressure pump. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348325

Safety warning device

A safety warning device includes an integrally formed telescopic warning body which is a flexible bellows-shaped tube having a bottom end, a top end, and a bellows section connecting the top end and the bottom end. As a result, the telescopic warning body can be compressed and elongated by an external force, thereby minimizing the volume and facilitating the moving of the safety warning device, as well as achieving the goal of extending the usage life and having better safety.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348310

Method of recovering pulping chemicals from dissolved ash having a high carbonate content

A method of recovering wood pulping chemicals from black liquor produced in a wood pulping process where the process entails burning the black liquor in a recovery boiler to form ash containing high levels of carbonate as well as sodium, potassium and chloride. The ash is dissolved to form a dissolved ash solution that is directed to a first stage crystallization unit that concentrates the dissolved ash solution and which results in the precipitation of sodium sulfate and sodium carbonate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348290

Sewing machine including needle bar turning apparatus

A sewing machine includes a needle bar turning apparatus. The apparatus includes: a needle bar holder swingably held with a fulcrum point as the center of rotation; a swing rod connected to the needle bar holder to transmit a driving force that swings the needle bar holder; a needle bar held by the needle bar holder, which is slidable along the axis and turnable with the axis as the center of rotation, and swingable together with the needle bar holder; a coupling member fixed to the needle bar such that it extends in a direction orthogonal to the needle bar; a guide shaft that extends along the needle bar; and a guide shaft connecting bracket fitted to the coupling member and the guide shaft such that it is movable relative to the coupling member in the coupling member extending direction, and turnable relative to the coupling member with a vertical line extending in the extending direction as the center of rotation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160348266

Shadow mask cleaning method and cleaning device thereof

A shadow mask cleaning method and the cleaning device thereof are disclosed. The cleaning method comprises the steps of providing an alkaline conductive solution, and immersing a shadow mask into the alkaline conductive solution; connecting the shadow mask to one electrode selected from an anode or a cathode of a power source, and immersing the other electrode selected from the anode or the cathode of the power source into the alkaline conductive solution; and turning on the power source to generate an ionization reaction in the alkaline conductive solution to form gases, so that pollutants on the shadow mask are taken away from the shadow mask by the gases. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347922

Extruded polystyrene foam

A composition for and method of making extruded polystyrene (xps) foam is provided. The composition includes enhanced concentrations of graphite as an infrared attenuation agent to achieve an xps foam having an improved thermal insulation performance, while still maintaining a low content of open cells in the xps foam.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347911

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

A curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane represented by the average unit formula: (r13sio1/2)x(r22sio2/2)y(r3sio3/2)z (r1 are alkyl groups, alkenyl groups, aryl groups, or aralkyl groups; r2 are alkyl groups or alkenyl groups; r3 is an alkyl group, aryl group, or an aralkyl group, provided that, in a molecule, at least 0.5 mol % of r1 to r3 are the alkenyl groups, at least one of r3 is the aryl group or the aralkyl group; and x, y and z are numbers satisfying: 0.01≦x≦0.5, 0.01≦y≦0.4, 0.1≦z≦0.9, and x+y+z=1); (b) a straight-chain organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule; (c) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule; and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. A cured product exhibiting excellent dispersibility of phosphor and having crack resistance is formed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347761

Inhibitors of histone deacetylase

Or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, solvate, or prodrug thereof, wherein u, j, v, x, r2a, r2b, r2c, r5 and t are as described herein. The present invention relates generally to inhibitors of histone deacetylase and to methods of making and using them. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347695

Apparatus and methods for methanol generation

To alleviate global warming while providing a liquid fuel to replace gasoline, apparatus and methods are disclosed for generating methanol from natural gas via the syngas route. Said apparatus and methods can also serve to dispose of any co2 that is captured from fuel burning exhausts, especially from motor vehicle exhausts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347651

Fusion formable lithium aluminosilicate glass ceramic

A down-drawable glass ceramic. The glass ceramic has a composition which yields a liquidus viscosity that enables formation of the parent glass by down-draw techniques such as fusion-draw and slot-draw methods. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347644

Ultra low melting glass frit and fibers

Disclosed herein are methods for forming low melting point glass fibers comprising providing a glass feedstock comprising a low melting point glass and melt-spinning the glass feedstock to produce glass fibers, wherein the glass transition temperature of the glass fibers is less than or equal to about 120% of the glass transition temperature of the glass feedstock. The disclosure also relates to method for forming low melting point glass frit further comprising jet-milling the glass fibers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347641

Methods and apparatus for material processing using atmospheric thermal plasma reactor

Methods and apparatus provide for: producing a plasma plume within a plasma containment vessel from a source of plasma gas; feeding an elongate feedstock material having a longitudinal axis into the plasma containment vessel such that at least a distal end of the feedstock material is heated within the plasma plume; and spinning the feedstock material about the longitudinal axis as the distal end of the feedstock material advances into the plasma plume, where the feedstock material is a mixture of compounds that have been mixed, formed into the elongate shape, and at least partially sintered.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347544

Storage system

Present invention relates to a storage and retrieval facility for storing and retrieving items (3) to and from an overhead storage area comprising a conveyor vehicle (1) for transporting the items (3) to and from the storage said conveyor vehicle (1) is equipped with a detachably integrated elevator (2) to lift the items (3) on the vehicle (1) and then carrying them to the storage area and also to lift the items (3) one above the other in the storage area and vice versa and in that the vehicle (1) is equipped to run in straight lines and change directions, wherein the conveyor vehicle (1) is a rail guided vehicle which is equipped to move along a network of rails comprising straight rails (4) and turning plates (5), the rails being mounted to an attic floor or directly on ceiling joists or on the plenum space above a dropped ceiling.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347351

Control system and control method for fail safety of mdps

Disclosed are a control system and a control method for fail safety of a motor driven power steering (mdps). The system may include a straight motion/turning determination module for determining whether a vehicle is in a straight motion or turning based on a steering angle of a steering wheel, a steering torque of the steering wheel and a vehicle speed of the vehicle, a fail determination module for determining whether an mdps fail occurs based on a steering torque of a driver and a motor torque of the mdps if the vehicle is in the straight motion, a fail type determination module for determining a type of the mdps fail using a yaw rate change rate if the mdps fail occurs, and a yaw rate change rate detection module for inputting the yaw rate change rate to the fail type determination module.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347249

Warning control apparatus

A warning control apparatus includes a learning section that learns a collision avoidance timing at which a driver of an own vehicle starts to perform an operation for avoiding collision with a front object based on a distance to this object and a speed of the own vehicle, a threshold setting section that determines whether the driver tends to start a collision avoidance operation early or late based on the learned collision avoidance timing, sets an avoidance warning threshold larger than a basic threshold upon determining that the vehicle driver tends to start the collision avoidance operation early, and sets the avoidance warning threshold smaller than the basic threshold in the contrary case, and a warning control section that causes a warning device to issue a warning at a warning timing set so as to become early as the avoidance warning threshold set by the threshold setting section becomes large.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347113

Stationery box with rotary calendar

A stationery box with a rotary calendar consists of: an rectangular-shaped adhesive note box on one side to accommodate adhesive notes; an adhesive note box cover to cover the aforesaid adhesive note box; an ink pad box adjacent to the aforesaid adhesive note box to accommodate ink pad; an ink pad box cover to cover the aforesaid ink pad box; a business card holder to organize a variety of business cards; a pencil vase to hold writing articles; a rotary calendar provided on the front; and a turning button attached on one side to change the date of the rotary calendar. The stationery box with a rotary calendar enables a neat organization of stationery items carelessly scattered on the desk to increase the efficiency in the business processes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347107

Apparatus for turning pages of a book and method for same

An arm motor control section controls the operation of an arm motor that drives an arm section for turning a page of a book by pressing an adhesion roller against the page, and a current detection section outputs a current limit notice upon detecting an overcurrent in the arm motor which is limited by a limiter. When a current limit notice is outputted in a page turning operation, a cpu drives and controls the arm motor to perform reverse rotation by the arm motor control section, and thereby controls a pressing period that is a locking period during which the adhesion roller is pressing the page.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347088

Modular media routing system for multi-finisher printers

A media sheet router moves sheets from a digital printer through the router and selectively to a plurality of finishers at full process speed. A router inlet path is aligned with the printer outlet path. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346920

Robot system and simultaneous performance control method thereof

A robot system and a simultaneous performance control method thereof, comprising a primary robot and at least one secondary robot. Both the primary robot and the secondary robot respectively comprise a control module (101), a storage module (102), a wireless communication module (103) and an operation execution module (104). ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346887

Vehicle wheel positioning device

The invention discloses a vehicle wheel positioning device, constituted of a frame, a cylinder, a belt pulley, a servo motor, a shaft and others. The invention in use is able to achieve positioning function before a vehicle wheel finish turning automation processing, without switching programs for automation production of the wheel with different wheel widths and different offset distances.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346871

Laser polishing system and method for metal face seal

A laser polishing method for a metal face seal is provided. The method includes determining, using a processor, a first smoothness level of a seal face surface of the metal face seal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346844

Wheel alignment device

The invention discloses an improved wheel alignment device which comprises a rack, a cylinder, a servo motor, a hollow shaft and the like. When the improved wheel alignment device is used, a stopper on a roller table centers a wheel, air enters at the lower end of a large piston and causes a long cylinder rod, a flange end cover, an expanding sleeve and the like to rise; the flange end cover is in contact with a wheel flange plate, and after the expanding sleeve is in contact with a central hole, air enters at the upper end of a small piston of a small cylinder, a short cylinder rod pulls an expanding core downwards, and the expanding sleeve clamps the central hole of the wheel; the servo motor causes the hollow shaft and the wheel to rotate by a belt pulley i and a belt pulley ii, and the hollow shaft and the wheel stop rotating after a sensor finds the position of a valve hole of the wheel; at the moment, lifting cylinders cause a supporting plate to rise to a certain height through guide pillars, and a large cylinder causes the wheel to descend and the lower end surface of the wheel to fall above the supporting plate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346698

Interactive action figures for gaming systems

An action figure is provided with a serial number that provides an access code which allows owners to engage in enjoyable games or other activities via the internet or other gaming systems. The interactive action figure system comprises a toy, statue, or other three-dimensional figurine with a serial number, and preferably a computer network accessible over the internet and a particular gaming framework managed by a network device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346667

Skateboard brakng system

The present invention provides a braking system affixed to a skateboard having a board with a pair of truck assemblies affixed to an underside thereof. The braking system comprises a pivoting foot control lever semi-flush mounted on top of the skateboard deck, a master control mechanism and a brake actuator assembly which are affixed on the skateboard trucks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346601

Functional postural training machine

Machine for functional postural training of a user (13) comprising: a platform (12) comprising a plurality of load cells (20) on which said user (13) is positioned; extendable cables (15, 42) provided with handle (16, 43); means (50) for providing said cables (15, 42) with a certain load; means (23) for detecting the dynamic posture of said user (13) during the exercise; means (23, 49) for determining the various body segments of said user on the basis of the information received from said means (23) for detecting the dynamic posture of said user (13); means (49) for calculating the centre of pressure of said user (13) on the basis of the information provided by said plurality of load cells (20); means (22) for displaying the centre of pressure of the user (13) on said platform (12) and means (22) for displaying said body segments of said user (13); means (49) for comparing said body segments of said user (13) with corresponding body segments stored in memory; means (22) for warning said user (13) if there are differences between said body segments of said user (13) and said body segments stored in memory; means (22) for warning said user (13) that the position of said centre of pressure has changed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346497

Method and device for automatic tube transposition detection in a ventilator or anesthesia device

A ventilator or anesthesia device and method create a reference state and record a measured value as a reference value. A gas delivery unit is activated after the ending of the reference state to build up pressure in a breathing circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346491

Medication concentration detecting device for nebulizer

A medication concentration detecting device includes a medicine container, a three-way pipe, a light emitting member, a first light receiver and a processor. The medicine container has a chamber configured for accommodating nebulized medicine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346343

Compositions and methods for preventing and treating diseases and environmentally induced health disorders

Nutraceutical or pharmaceutical compositions, functional foods, extracts, dietary supplements and food/feed additives enriched in phytochemicals having antioxidant and/or anti-inflammatory activity may be derived from the skin, pith, or cortex from stem tubers of select potato cultivars, such as onaway, russet burbank, purple valley or bora valley cultivars. These cultivars and combinations thereof provide a useful antioxidant source enriched in ferulic acid, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acids, ascorbic acid, anthocyanins, and rutin, isomers or derivatives thereof having antioxidant and/or anti-inflammatory activity.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160346168

Nursing bottle having air returning function

A nursing bottle having an air returning function comprises a bottle body, a fixing cover, a nipple, a ventilation component, an air conduit, an elastic one-way valve set at a second opening of the air conduit and is located at the interior of the air conduit, a mounting pan located on the second opening of the air conduit to secure the elastic one-way valve. The ventilation component, the air conduit, the elastic one-way valve and the mounting part forms a gas returning device and are located on the interior of the bottle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160345869

Automatic recognition, learning, monitoring, and management of human physical activities

In one embodiment, a method includes one or more processors that collect motion and physiological sensor data of a user from one or more sensors worn by the user, the sensor data including one or more sensor data vectors, generate an activity signature based on the sensor data, determine whether a signature match exists between the activity signature and a known activity signature associated with an activity type from a set of known activity signatures, and if the signature match exists, recognize a known activity type, otherwise if the signature match does not exist, generate an unknown activity type based on the one or more sensor data vectors.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160345819

Optic disc detection in retinal autofluorescence images

The invention relates to methods and systems for automatically detecting an optic disc in a retinal fundus autofluorescence image. A monochromatic image of a retina is obtained by stimulated autofluorescence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160345807

Manipulator and manipulator system

A manipulator includes an insert part capable of being inserted into the body cavity, a turning part configured to turn the insert part, an operating unit configured to operate the insert part and the turning part, a driving unit configured to drive the insert part and the turning part, and a control unit configured to control the driving unit in association with operation of the operating unit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160345651

Safety helmet liner impact reducing technology

An article of headwear includes an inner liner 20, a corrugated shell 24, and an outer shell 26. An impact to headwear causes the corrugated shell to elastically deform, with the shell then returning to its original shape. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345431

Method of manufacturing rigid-flexible printed circuit board

A computing system includes: a learner analysis module configured to determine a learner profile; a lesson module, coupled to the learner analysis module, configured to identify a learner response for an assessment component for a subject matter corresponding to the learner profile; an observation module, coupled to the learner analysis module, configured to determine a response evaluation factor associated with the learner response; and a knowledge evaluation module, coupled to the observation module, configured to generate a learner knowledge model including a mastery level based on the learner response, the response evaluation factor, and the learner profile for displaying on a device.. . A method of manufacturing a rigid-flexible printed circuit board, which including: providing a first flexible film having a first metal layer on one or both surfaces; forming a circuit pattern by patterning the first metal layer; forming a second flexible film, which has a second metal layer on one surface, on one or both surfaces of the first flexible film; forming a circuit pattern by patterning the second metal layer in a rigid domain r; providing an anti-oxidation protective layer on the second metal layer in a flexible domain f; laminating at least one circuit layer on the second flexible film; and removing the circuit layer in the flexible domain f.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345399

Helps- hybrid electric light pole system

A hybrid, electric light pole system (100) capable of generating energy from wind and solar and collecting it in storage or transferring it to the grid, additionally it is capable of upholding a minimum (but not limited to) overnight supply of energy for uninterrupted work of one or more street electric light bulb(s) (107) is disclosed. The system comprises an adequate monopole (106) and a vertical axis wind turbine (101) rigidly attached on the top of the pole, two (but not limited to) leaves (103) are symmetrically attached to the pole with flat “c” shape branches (105), were each “c” shape branch (105) crosses the pole (106) in two support points. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345324

Data transmission method and device

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a data transmission method and a device, and belong to the field of communications technologies. In one embodiment, the method includes: sending a broadcast message, where the broadcast message carries information about a sending window that is allocated for a data receiving terminal and that is used to send a trigger message, and the trigger message sending window includes at least one sending opportunity used by the data receiving terminal to send the trigger message; receiving the trigger message sent by the data receiving terminal, and allocating, for the terminal sending the received trigger message, a channel resource used to receive data; and returning channel resource allocation information to the terminal sending the received trigger message, and sending, by using the allocated channel resource, the data to the terminal sending the received trigger message.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345153

Enhanced gateway safety system

A method comprising receiving non-voice information concerning an emergency event captured by at least one electronic device; selecting a responding agency to receive the non-voice information, based on at least one of a unique identifier and location information; and directing the non-voice information to the selected agency, via a broadband internet connection, to provide enhanced situational awareness regarding the emergency event to a responding agent at the selected agency. A method comprising receiving non-voice information concerning an emergency event; selecting a responding agency to which to direct the non-voice information; processing the non-voice information to be compatible with at least one of an intake or dispatch system utilized by the selected agency; and directing the processed non-voice information to the selected agency, via a broadband internet connection, to provide enhanced situational awareness regarding the emergency event to a responding agent at the selected agency.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345146

Intelligent delivery agent for short message distribution center

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

11/24/16 / #20160345009

Accelerating image analysis and machine learning through in-flash image preparation and pre-processing

A system, method and device for processing video/image objects within a storage device. A device is disclosed that includes: a storage media; and a video/image processing engine for processing video/image objects based on a set of parameters provided by a host, wherein the video/image processing engine includes, for example: a decryption system for decrypting encrypted video/image objects; a bitstream decompression system; a content decompression system; and a resolution processing system that compares a resolution of raw image data with a requested resolution specified in the set of parameters.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344939

Provision of target specific information

The invention concerns an electronic device (10) for providing information (pub_info, person1_info) concerning one or more targets (pub, person1), relative to which target the device is to be aligned in a set manner, and in connection with which device are arranged—at least one source (gps, bm, comp, ts, mem) of first information (x, y, alt, odevice, imsi_10.0), including at least a source of position and orientation information, in order to define the position of the device and the target, or for positioning the target and—aiming means (cam, disp) for aligning the target relative to the device in a set manner, and in connection with which device, second information relating to the target can be arranged, which second information is arranged, in connection with the application of the aiming means, to be brought to the attention of the user by means of the device. The aiming means consist camera and viewfinder means (cam, disp).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344893

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable information recording medium

An information processing unit determines, when receiving information through a reading process from a recording medium, whether a user identified by the information has transition authority for a transition from an energy saving mode to a normal mode of carrying out information processing; sends a transition request for carrying out a transition from the energy saving mode to the normal mode to a power supply control part when determining that the user has the transition authority; and carries out the transition to the normal mode in response to the transition request and, when authentication of the user is successful, displays on a user interface part a display screen page for receiving an operation concerning the information processing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344886

Image forming apparatus that performs user authentication by wireless communication, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus capable of returning from the power saving state and performing user authentication by one action of holding an authentication card over a card reader even when the apparatus is in the power saving state. The apparatus performs short-distance wireless communication with an external device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344862

Disablement of lost or stolen device

The restricted use of a cellular network to facilitate disablement of a device that is suspected lost or stolen. Accordingly, even if the device is not capable of general use of the cellular network, disablement communications are still permitted across the cellular network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344837

System and method for cache management

A method, computer program product, and computing system for processing one or more data chunks on a host server. The one or more data chunks are destined for storage within a portion of a data array coupled to the host server. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344779

Dynamic personalized content presentation to re-engage users during online sessions

Users can participate in various different types of online sessions, such as webinars, massive open online courses (moocs), social learning sessions, and so forth. A record of interactions that the user has with an online session is maintained. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344413

Data deduplication with adaptive erasure code redundancy

Example apparatus and methods combine erasure coding with data deduplication to simultaneously reduce the overall redundancy in data while increasing the redundancy of unique data. In one embodiment, an efficient representation of a data set is produced by deduplication. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344334

Leveler for solar module array

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

11/24/16 / #20160344308

Triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting broadband kinetic impact energy

A triboelectric generator includes a first triboelectric member, which includes a first conductive layer and an insulating triboelectric material layer disposed on the first conductive layer. The triboelectric material layer includes a first material having a first position on a triboelectric series. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344014

Power storage device manufacturing method, manufacturing device, liquid injection device, and liquid injection method

A power storage device manufacturing method that seals a case housing an electrode assembly of a power storage device and injects an electrolyte into the case after sealing, the method includes a step accompanied by a pressure operation of increasing or reducing a pressure inside the case after sealing the case, and a process performed in a state of turning the inside of the case to the pressure higher or lower than an atmospheric pressure, and an internal space capacity of the case is measured based on a change with time of the pressure inside the case caused by the pressure operation inside the case.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343946

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

11/24/16 / #20160343944

Masks, method to inspect and adjust mask position, and method to pattern pixels of organic light-emitting display device utilizing the masks

A method for pixel patterning and pixel position inspection of an organic light-emitting display device includes: forming, on a substrate using a first mask, a thin film layer of a first color corresponding to a first pixel pattern and a first pixel positioning pattern for inspecting a position of a first pixel; shifting, by a determined pitch, the first mask from a position associated with forming the thin film layer of the first color; aligning the shifted first mask with respect to the substrate; and forming, on the substrate using the shifted first mask, a thin film layer of a second color corresponding to the first pixel pattern and another first pixel positioning pattern for inspecting a position of a second pixel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343872

Manufacture method of dual gate oxide semiconductor tft substrate and structure thereof

The present invention provides a manufacture method of an oxide semiconductor tft substrate and a structure thereof. The manufacture method of the dual gate oxide semiconductor tft substrate utilizes the halftone mask to implement one photo process, which cannot only accomplish the patterning to the oxide semiconductor layer but also obtain the oxide conductor layer (52′) with ion doping process, and the oxide conductor layer (52′) is employed as being the pixel electrode of the lcd to replace the ito pixel electrode in prior art; the method manufactures the source (81), the drain (82) and the top gate (71) at the same time with one photo process; the method implements patterning process to the passivation layer (8) and the top gate isolation layer (32) together with one photo process, to reduce the number of the photo processes to nine for shortening the manufacture procedure, raising the production efficiency and lowering the production cost.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343744

Liquid crystal display panel, array substrate and manufacturing method for thin-film transistor

An lcd panel, an array substrate and a manufacturing method for tft are disclosed. The method includes: providing a substrate; forming a first metal layer on the substrate, wherein the first metal layer includes an aluminum metal layer, an aluminum oxide layer and a molybdenum metal layer stacked sequentially; patterning the first metal layer to form a gate electrode of a tft; sequentially forming a gate insulation layer, a semiconductor layer and an ohmic contact layer on the gate electrode; forming a second metal layer on the ohmic contact layer; and patterning the second metal layer to form a source electrode and a drain electrode of the tft. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343679

Conductive pad structure for hybrid bonding and methods of forming same

A representative device includes a patterned opening through a layer at a surface of a device die. A liner is disposed on sidewalls of the opening and the device die is patterned to extend the opening further into the device die. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343624

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming lower-layer wirings for a transistor, a circuit element and a plurality of contact pads on a substrate independently of each other; forming a first feed layer over an entire surface of the substrate on which the lower-layer wirings are formed; patterning the first feed layer to form a test pattern connecting terminals of the transistor to the separate contact pads independently of the circuit element; making a test on the transistor in a stand-alone state by using the contact pad and the test pattern; and after the test, connecting the transistor and the circuit element to form a circuit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343620

Nano wire structure and method for fabricating the same

A method comprises applying a first patterning process to a first photoresist layer to form a first opening, a second opening, a third opening and a fourth opening in the sacrificial layer, applying a second patterning process to a second photoresist layer to form a fifth opening, a sixth opening, a seventh opening and an eighth opening in the sacrificial layer, wherein distances between two adjacent openings formed from the first and second patterning processes are substantially equal to each other, applying a third patterning process to a third photoresist layer to form a ninth opening, a tenth opening, an eleventh opening and a twelfth opening in the sacrificial layer, wherein distances between two adjacent openings formed from the second and third patterning processes are substantially equal to each other and forming a plurality of nanowires based on the openings.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343588

Use of grapho-epitaxial directed self-assembly applications to precisely cut logic lines

A method for patterning topography is provided. A substrate is provided with a plurality of lines. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343586

Method for patterning of laminated magnetic layer

A microelectronic device is formed by forming a stack of alternating layers of a magnetic material and a dielectric material. An etch mask is formed over the magnetic laminate layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343323

Goa circuit of ltps semiconductor tft

The present invention provides a goa circuit of ltps semiconductor tft, employed for forward-backward bidirectional scan transmission, comprising a plurality of goa units which are cascade connected, and n is set to be a positive integer and an nth goa unit utilizes a plurality of n-type transistors and a plurality of p-type transistors and comprises a transmission part (100), a transmission control part (200), an information storage part (300), a data erase part (400), an output control part (500) and an output buffer part (600). The transmission gate is employed to perform the former-latter level transferring signal, and the nor gate logic unit and the nand gate logic unit are employed to convert the signals, and the sequence inverter and the inverter are employed to save and transmit the signals to solve the issues that the stability of the circuit is poor, and the power consumption is larger as concerning the ltps with single type tft elements, and the problem of tft leakage of the single type goa circuit to optimize the performance of the circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343291

Array substrate and driving method thereof and display apparatus

There are provided an array substrate and a driving method thereof, and a display apparatus. Multiple gate lines are arranged on the array substrate, two ends of the gate lines are connected to a first gate driving circuit and a second gate driving circuit respectively, each of the gate lines is divided into a first gate line portion connected to the first gate driving circuit and a second gate line portion connected to the second gate driving circuit, and a switch element is arranged between the first gate line portion and the second gate line portion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343268

Learning management system for a real-time simulated virtual reality welding training environment

A learning management system (lms) for tracking student progress as students learn how to weld in a real-time, simulated, virtual reality welding training environment. Systems and methods to help welding instructors and students manage the data associated with instruction and learning in a virtual reality welding environment are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343256

Wireless beacon collision warning system

A system, a method, and a computer program for utilizing a wifi beacon for low-latency communication with smart computing devices. Embodiments of the invention use beacon-stuffed network announcement broadcast signals to promptly convey urgent safety information to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users and to warn them of approaching vehicles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343254

Vehicular headlight warning system

A method is provided for alerting a driver of a vehicle of an unsafe exterior lighting status. The method includes receiving, at a first vehicle, information sufficient to detect a presence of a second vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343240

Warning fixation device

A warning fixation device is provided, including a main body and a fixation assembly. The main body includes a shell body and a warning assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343230

Water leak warning device

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

11/24/16 / #20160343228

Real-time alarm system for field safety management and driving method thereof

A real-time alarm system for field safety management, including: an rf communication module for outputting a warning sound or making an led emit light, as a warning signal is received through an rf transmit and receive unit; a field management communication terminal for monitoring in real-time a body temperature displacement value, a heartbeat displacement value or a slope displacement value transmitted from the rf communication module and creating the warning signal; and a general server for periodically receiving the body temperature displacement value, the heartbeat displacement value or the slope displacement value at intervals of a day, a week, a month or a year through a wired or wireless communication network previously connected to the field management communication terminal and deriving a plurality of quantitative graphs related to safety management status of a field where the rf communication module is located.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343109

System and method for content-adaptive super-resolution via cross-scale self-learning

A display system converts full-high definition (fhd) image content into ultra-high definition (uhd) image content. The display system includes an interface that provides image content to a display having a first resolution. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343069

Online auction system with rolling end time

A method of completing the sale of tax adjudicated properties that ensures compliance with legal requirements for these types of sales, wherein the method driven by market interest in the tax adjudicated property, the auction end time is rolling, and bidders are given one or more warnings of the impending end time to allow them to make last minute bids.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343029

Content presentation based on access point location

Methods and systems for ap location based content presentation are provided. According to one embodiment, a web service receives from a widget executing within a web page requested by a wireless computing device of multiple wireless computing devices operating within an enterprise, a unique identifier of the wireless computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343023

Terminal for implementing simultaneous reward programs

According to various embodiments, a system and method for implementing one or more customer reward programs are provided. The presence of a customer inside a store of a merchant is detected by a reward terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342907

Self-assembling learning system and apparatus

A self-assembling learning system and apparatus determines self-assembling actions that are expected to reduce uncertainties that are embodied as probabilities and then updates the probabilities in accordance with information that results from the performing of the self-assembling actions. The updated probabilities inform the determination of subsequent self-assembling actions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342904

Method and apparatus for training memristive learning systems

Disclosed is a method for training memristive learning systems (mlss) using stochastic learning algorithms and the training system apparatus designed to implement the stochastic learning algorithms.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342903

Systems and/or methods for dynamic anomaly detection in machine sensor data

Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for detecting anomalies in streaming data. More particularly, certain example embodiments use an approach that combines both unsupervised and supervised machine learning techniques to create a shared anomaly detection model in connection with a modified k-means clustering algorithm and advantageously also enables concept drift to be taken into account. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342855

Object detection system, object detection method, poi information creation system, warning system, and guidance system

Provided is a technique for, even when the lightness of an image contained in a video changes, accurately separating the background of the image and an object in the background and thus efficiently collecting images that contain a target object to be detected, and also suppressing the amount of data communicated between a terminal device and a server. In the present invention, a terminal device accurately separates the background of an image and an object (i.e., a target object to be detected) in the background so as to simply detect the object in the background, and transfers to a server only candidate images that contain the detected object. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342840

Threat identification system

A head mounted device (hmd) includes a transparent display, sensors to generate sensor data, and a processor. The processor identifies a threat condition based on a threat pattern and the sensor data, and generates a warning notification in response to the identified threat condition. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342828

Method and apparatus for recognising expression using expression-gesture dictionary

An apparatus for recognizing expression using an expression-gesture dictionary, includes a learning image acquisitor to obtain data from a learning expression, perform a normalization based on the data, track a change of a dense motion from a reference frame, and generate expression learning data, an expression-gesture dictionary and expression-gesture dictionary learner to represent and store a numerical value for expression recognition for each expression using a local support map in an image coordinate space for a motion flow with respect to a set of changes of the dense motion, an expression classifier learner to learn an expression classification for each expression based on a weight of data on the expression-gesture dictionary, a recognition image acquisitor to obtain data from a recognition target, and generate recognition data, and an expression recognizer to analyze an expression weight on the recognition data, and recognize an expression by the expression classifier learner.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342786

Method and apparatus for applying application context security controls for software containers

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, resource requests between software containers are accepted or rejected based on whether the software containers are part of a same logical software application. According to another aspect of the present disclosure, a request to start a software container is accepted or rejected based on whether the software container is digitally signed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342697

System for event-based intelligent-targeting

An event-based intelligent targeting engine is capable of delivering highly relevant content, including, but not limited to, advertisements, alerts, messages, notifications, warnings, signals, machine-to-machine (m2m) telemetry, entertainment/media, and any communications thereof, etc. Based on real-time situations (i.e., observed events) of a user as well as, historical preferences both explicitly stated or observed in behavior including demographics, psychographics, and sociographics.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342681

Concept indexing among database of documents using machine learning techniques

Systems and techniques for indexing and/or querying a database are described herein. Discrete sections and/or segments from documents may be determined by a concept indexing system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342573

Wrap package of cards supporting transactional advertising

Creating and delivering advertisements within wrapped packages of cards, which selectively include (i) media content, including advertisement(s) for item(s) available for purchase, (ii) application functionality and/or (iii) e-commerce related transactional services. By defining the sequence order in which the cards are navigated when consumed, wraps may deliver advertisements in the context of a “story” or “narrative”, which unfolds as the cards are sequentially browsed, similar to the turning of the pages of a book or magazine. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342400

Compact type layouts

A precompiled form of information derived from cil metadata is created in a compact type layout (ctl) format. Information in ctl format for each data type in a program can be represented as a contiguous byte stream. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342389

User interface customization based on speaker characterics

Characteristics of a speaker are estimated using speech processing and machine learning. The characteristics of the speaker are used to automatically customize a user interface of a client device for the speaker.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342317

Crafting feedback dialogue with a digital assistant

Examples described herein dynamically personalize a digital assistant for a specific user, creating a personal connection between the digital assistant and the user. The digital assistant accesses user activity and generates queries based on the user activity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342145

Methods and systems for infrastructure performance: monitoring, control, operations, analysis and adaptive learning

A system for measuring, monitoring and controlling the performance of bridges and other infrastructure creates a database for analysis of real time performance and learning through adaptive algorithms allowing the performance to be analyzed over time and for changes in performance against the specific bridge or infrastructure and other bridges or infrastructure in the a network of such infrastructure.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342088

Resist under layer film composition and patterning process

Wherein r represents a group containing one or more fluorine atoms. There is provided a resist under layer film composition that is excellent in filling property, generates little outgas, and has excellent dry etching resistance and heat resistance.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342086

Polymer, monomer, resist composition, and patterning process

A pattern forming process is provided comprising the steps of applying a resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units having formula (1a) and/or (1b), an acid generator and a solvent onto a substrate, baking to form a resist film, exposing the resist film to high-energy radiation, baking, and developing in an alkaline developer to form a negative tone pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342074

Projector suspension device

A projector suspension device comprising a base fixed to a wall, a support member extending from the base and supporting the projector, and an adjustment mechanism that adjusts a tilt and position of the projector, the adjustment mechanism including a first member that slides with respect to the support member in a first direction perpendicular to the wall and adjusts the position of the projector in the first direction, a second member fixed to the first member, a third member connected to the second member, a fourth member connected to the third member and that rotates with respect to the third member about an axis parallel to the wall and perpendicular to the first direction, and a turning member that adjusts a rotation of the fourth member about the axis by rotation of the turning member, wherein a rotating pivot of the turning member is perpendicular to the base.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342057

Substrate and manufacturing method thereof, and display device

The embodiments of the present invention provide a substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, as well as a display device. The substrate comprises: a base substrate, a plurality of gate lines arranged in parallel, a first insulating layer that covers the gate lines, a plurality of data lines located on the first insulating layer and perpendicular to the gate lines, a second insulating layer that covers the data lines, and pixel electrodes of sub-pixel areas enclosed by the data lines and the gate lines; polarizing films that cover the pixel electrodes; and first auxiliary gate lines arranged on the second insulating layer and parallel to the gate lines, at least two portions on each of the first auxiliary gate lines being electrically connected with at least two corresponding portions on the gate line through via holes that penetrate the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, the first auxiliary gate lines and the polarizing films are formed by performing a same patterning process to a same layer of transparent conductive material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341991

Vertical alignment liquid crystal display

The present invention provides a vertical alignment liquid crystal display, improving the present liquid crystal display of which the vertical alignment is implemented to the liquid crystal molecules with auxiliary alignment agent, and by forming the passivation layer (26) and a contact layer of the pixel electrode (27) to be oxide layers of which the surface property is similar with the pixel electrode; or by forming a flat layer (28) covering the pixel electrode (27), an acting force of the auxiliary alignment agent (31) dissolved in the liquid crystal layer (3) and the surface of the tft substrate (2) is homogenized to solve the defect problems of aligning force difference and bright, dark lines display caused by the patterning of the pixel electrode (27).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341923

Pushable fiber optic cable for small ducts

A fiber optic cable includes a jacket having an outside diameter and an inside diameter, the inside diameter defining a central bore having a centerline, a pair of tightly buffered optical fibers extending longitudinally through the central bore, and a pair of strength members extending longitudinally through the central bore, wherein the optical fibers and the strength members are un-stranded and arranged such that each one of the optical fibers is diametrically opposed from the other optical fiber and abutting the pair of strength members.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341922

Traceable cable with side-emitting optical fiber and method of forming the same

A traceable cable and method of forming the same. The cable includes at least one data transmission element, a jacket at least partially surrounding the at least one data transmission element, and a side-emitting optical fiber incorporated with and extending along at least a portion of the length of the cable. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341917

Optical bodies having a total internal reflection surface and a short optical path length

Optical bodies having a total internal reflection surface and a short optical path length along with electronic devices using the optical bodies are disclosed. The optical body comprises at least one optical channel and comprises a total internal reflection (tir) surface and a lens located on a bottom of the optical body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341915

Fiber coupling device

A fiber coupling device comprising a mounting substrate, at least one optoelectronic and/or photonic chip and at least one first fiber coupling element for coupling an optical fiber to the fiber coupling device is disclosed. The optoelectronic and/or photonic chip has a main surface and comprises an optoelectronic and/or photonic active element couplable to a fiber end-piece of a respective optical fiber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341782

Devices and methods for arc fault detection

Devices and methods for arc fault detection, based on arc sound signals, are disclosed. The device can monitor sound data from a power device by one or more microphones arranged near the power device and extract the characteristic of the sound data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341775

Electrostatic protection testing, monitoring, and human-machine visual interface system and methods of use

Various electrostatic protection testing, monitoring, and human-machine visual interface systems and methods are provided. Embodiments include systems and methods for implementing an automated grounding wrist strap assembly test system and visual interface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341743

Compositions and methods for quantitative assessment of dna-protein complex density

One aspect of the present invention describes materials and methods of quantitatively measuring the density or percent occupancy of dna binding proteins such as histones, histone variants, histone post translational modifications and transcription factors in chromatin at given dna loci. One embodiment measures a factor's average quantity at specific gene loci, and controls for a number of pitfalls concerning antibody quality and handling issues. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341663

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

11/24/16 / #20160341662

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

11/24/16 / #20160341661

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

11/24/16 / #20160341623

Pressure transducer and method for operating the pressure transducer

A method for operating a pressure transducer which transducer includes a pressure sensor having a measurement membrane and a base body, between which a cavity is enclosed with a reference pressure, wherein utilizing a control and calculation unit in a pressure measuring mode, the capacitance of a measuring capacitor and a reference capacitor are determined, and a measured value of the media pressure is calculated as a function thereof, where during a diagnostics mode, the capacitance is determined and evaluated for a diagnostics capacitor formed by one measuring capacitor electrode and one reference capacitor electrode arranged on the same surface such that changes in the relative humidity in the cavity and/or process medium penetrating through a tear can be detected with via the diagnostic capacitor, and a warning signal regarding an impending malfunction can thus be generated and output to a service device in a timely manner.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341538

Efficient interferometer designs for optical coherence tomography

Efficient interferometer designs for optical coherence tomography (oct) systems are presented. One example interferometer design includes two polarization dependent beamsplitters and a non-polarization dependent combiner. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341474

Type of rotary furnace with microwave as its energy

A rotary furnace using microwave as the energy is provided, and it includes kiln head which runs through and is connected to rotary kettle, multiple parts of the kiln head are equipped with microwave feeding inlet which is used to introduce the external microwave sources into rotary kettle to heat material; kiln head is connected to feeding mechanism, and rotary kettle is set up with collecting opening and discharging mechanism. The rotary furnace makes use of the microwave energy to rapidly heat material inside rotary kettle, and rotates rotary kettle at the same time, to make material more uniformly heated and improve material pyrolyzing efficiency, and it can greatly improve pyrolyzing and separating efficiency of material, and effectively reduce energy consumption; it also avoids secondary pollution to environment caused by burning of heating energy, thus effectively improves economic and social benefits.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341451

Refrigeration apparatus

A refrigeration apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit connecting heat-source units in parallel with usage units. First and second heat-source units have first and second compressors, first and second heat-source-side heat exchangers, first and second high-pressure receivers, first and second detecting elements detecting whether the receivers are near flooding, first and second bypass channels returning refrigerant in top parts of the receivers to intake sides of the compressors, and first and second motor-operated valves on the bypass channels, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341437

Auto-configuring time-of-day for building control unit

Provided according to some embodiments is a thermostat is capable of discerning the time-of-day without external input. Should the user fail to set the time, the thermostat uses one or more sensors to determine the time-of-day through a variety of techniques. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341427

Fuel supply nozzle for minimizing burning damage

A fuel supply nozzle for injecting fuel into a combustor in a shape of a pipe having an outer peripheral wall and an inner peripheral wall extended from a route to a tip. The fuel supply nozzle includes a first fuel discharge passage formed at the inside of the inner peripheral wall extending from the route to the tip, at least one or more vanes disposed on the outer peripheral wall spaced apart from the tip by a given distance and having vane fuel outlets communicating with the first fuel discharge passage, and a burning section formed on a given area adjacent to the tip to allow a thickness between the outer peripheral wall and the inner peripheral wall to be lower than the other section thereof.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341364

Pressurized fluid cylinder comprising an electronic data-display device

The invention concerns a pressurized fluid cylinder equipped with a valve accommodating a first draw-off circuit, the valve comprising a member for regulating the flow and/or the pressure of the fluid drawn off via a member for manually controlling the regulating member, the valve comprising an electronic device for displaying data concerning the amount of fluid contained in a cylinder which is connected to the valve, the electronic display device comprising a member for acquiring, storing, and processing data, and at least one data display connected to the data acquisition, storage and processing member.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341331

Adjustment system for a rotary valve

An adjustment system for a rotary valve having a drive wheel with drive wheel teeth that can turn about a first axis of rotation to drive a driven wheel with driven wheel teeth that can turn about a second axis of rotation that is substantially parallel to the first axis of rotation. The teeth extend in each case around only part of the circumference of the respective wheel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341327

Solenoid fixing structure

A fixing structure for solenoid (10) includes a valve body (50) including a tubular valve insertion portion (51), a solenoid (10) to be inserted into the valve insertion portion (51), a cover (60) to cover the valve body (50) in a direction intersecting an inserting direction of the solenoid (10) into the valve insertion portion (51), and a pin (40) to be inserted and pierced through the valve insertion portion (51) and the solenoid (10) from the side of the cover (60), thereby restricting detachment of the solenoid (10) from the valve insertion portion (51). The cover (60) includes a resilient pressing piece (61) to be pressed against the pin (40) and resiliently deformed when inserting the pin (40) and to hold an inserted state of the pin (40) by resiliently returning and pressing an end of the pin (40) when the insertion of the pin (40) is completed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341154

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a supercharger that is arranged in an intake passage; an intercooler that is arranged downstream of the supercharger in a direction of intake air flow, in the intake passage; and a blow-by gas returning apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341131

Control device and control method

A control device (101) that controls a fuel gas supply system (100) that comprises: a compressor (1) that supplies compressed fuel gas to a load apparatus (15); an inflow amount regulating means (5) that regulates the amount of fuel gas that flows into the compressor (1); and an anti-surge valve (7) that is for returning to an inlet side of the compressor (1) fuel gas that is discharged from the compressor (1). The control device (101) comprises: a main pressure-control unit (101a) that controls the inflow amount regulating means (5) and the anti-surge valve (7) on the basis of a feedforward control value that is generated on the basis of the load of the load apparatus (15) and of a prescribed conversion process, and on the basis of a feedback control value that is generated on the basis of the deviation between a set value and a measured value for the discharge pressure of the compressor (1); and an emergency pressure-control unit (101b) that calculates a bias-added control value that is found by adding a predetermined bias value to an anti-surge valve control value that is for controlling the anti-surge valve (7) and that is calculated on the basis of at least one of the feedforward control value and the feedback control value, and that, on the basis of the occurrence of load variations that are at or above a prescribed value, switches between the anti-surge control value and the bias-added control value and controls the anti-surge valve (7).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341118

Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises a cylinder, a piston and a connecting rod. The connecting rod comprises a connecting rod body and an eccentric member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341017

Methods using viscoelastic surfactant based abrasive fluids for perforation and cleanout

A method includes positioning at least one fluid nozzle disposed upon a distal end of a fluid conduit in a cased borehole penetrating a subterranean formation at a target zone of the subterranean formation. An abrasive laden fluid is then continuously pumped through the fluid conduit and through the at least one fluid nozzle at a pressure adequate to form at least one slot through the cased borehole. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340976

Adjustable cord locker and window blind having such adjustable cord locker

An adjustable cord locker for fastening at least a lift cord to a bottom rail and regulating a length of the lift cord includes a barrel, a reel, and a control wheel. The reel is received in the barrel for rotation by control. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340845

Positionable warning sign device

A positionable warning sign device provides a portable unit which facilitates identification of a traffic hazard. The device includes a primary member, a first arm, and a second arm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340830

Method for early warning chatter detection and asset protection management

The invention embodies the application of different combinations of the monitoring and data processing aspects as a means to develop an early warning chatter alarming system. Configuring an early warning chatter alarming system can be as simple as using nσ alarm settings to develop an alarming strategy from different trend conditions such as overall rms, selected vibration frequencies, slope analysis, and wavelet analysis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340731

Method

A method of identifying a subject falling within a new patient population characterised by eosinophil ige mediated allergic inflammation, involving analysing the level of methylation in a dna sample obtained from the subject for one or more promoter regions associated with one or more genes. Individuals within this new patient population are expected to be likely to respond to therapies for eosinophil ige mediated inflammation, such as inhibitors of il-5, il-13, ige or m1 prime activity and other therapies directed towards eosinophils.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340590

System and method for processing non-lignocellulosic waste

A method for processing non-lignocellulosic waste comprises pre-treating the non-lignocellulosic waste by enzymatic hydrolysis to yield a pre-treated non-lignocellulosic waste subjecting the pre-treated non-lignocellulosic waste to microwave hydrothermal carbonization to yield at least one of a hydrochar and a biocrude liquor. A system for processing non-lignocellulosic waste includes an enzymatic hydrolysis station for receiving non-lignocellulosic waste and generating a treated non-lignocellulosic waste, and a microwave hydrothermal carbonization station downstream of the enzymatic hydrolysis station for receiving the treated non-lignocellulosic waste from the enzymatic hydrolysis station and generating at least one of a hydrochar and a biocrude liquor.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340589

Microwave processing device

A microwave processing device includes kiln head, which runs through and is connected to the rotary kettle, and multiple parts of kiln head are equipped with microwave feeding inlet, and kiln head is connected with microwave generator via microwave tube; kiln head is connected to feeding mechanism, and rotary kettle is set up with collecting opening and discharging mechanism, and collecting opening is connected with condensing and recycling unit. The microwave processing device makes use of microwave energy to rapidly heat material inside rotary kettle, and rotates rotary kettle at the same time, to make material more uniformly heated and improve material pyrolyzing efficiency, and it can greatly improve pyrolyzing and separating efficiency of material, effectively reduce energy consumption and significantly improve safety of equipment operation; it also avoids secondary pollution to environment caused by burning of heating energy, thus effectively improves economic and social benefits.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340580

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

A curable silicone composition comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane represented by the average unit formula: (r13sio1/2)a(r22sio2/2)b(r3sio3/2)c (r1 are alkyl groups, alkenyl groups, aryl groups, or aralkyl groups; r2 are alkyl groups or alkenyl groups; r3 is an alkyl group, aryl group, or an aralkyl group, provided that, in a molecule, at least 0.5 mol % of r1 to r3 are the alkenyl groups, at least one of r3 is the aryl group or the aralkyl group; and a, b, and c are numbers satisfying: 0.01≦a≦0.5, 0.4≦b≦0.8, 0.01≦c≦0.5, and a+b+c=1); (b) an organopolysiloxane that is different from component (a); (c) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule; and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. A cured product exhibiting excellent dispersibility of phosphor and having high strength and gas barrier properties is formed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340548

Moisture curable compositions

A moisture curable composition comprises: (a) a polymer containing reactive hydroxyl or hydrolysable groups bonded to silicon which groups are reactive in the presence of moisture; (b) a crosslinking agent comprising at least two groups reactive with the silicon-bonded hydroxyl or hydrolysable groups of polymer (a); (c) one or more reinforcing and/or non-reinforcing fillers; and (d) a silane having the structure (r1)m(y1)3-msi—z1-g1-z2—si(r2)q(y2)3-q. R1 and r2 are alkoxy groups containing from 1 to 6 carbons, y1 and y2 are alkyl groups containing from 1 to 8 carbons, z1 and z2 are alkylene groups having from 1 to 12 carbons, g1 is a chemical group containing a heteroatom with a lone pair of electrons, and m and q are independently 1, 2 or 3. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340499

Bio-based binders for insulation and non-woven mats

An aqueous binder composition is provided that includes a carbohydrate and a crosslinking agent. In exemplary embodiments, the carbohydrate-based binder composition may also include a catalyst, a coupling agent, a process aid, a crosslinking density enhancer, an extender, a moisture resistant agent, a dedusting oil, a colorant, a corrosion inhibitor, a surfactant, a ph adjuster, and combinations thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340241

Quantum cascade laser devices and methods for optical-fiber processing for connector applications

Devices and methods for optical-fiber processing for connector applications are disclosed, wherein the devices and methods utilize a quantum cascade laser operated under select processing parameters to carry out end face polishing. The method includes supporting the optical fiber in a ferrule so that a bare end section of the fiber protrudes from an end of the ferrule by a protrusion distance. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340230

Photoformable glass-ceramics comprising nepheline crystal phases

Disclosed herein are glasses that are capable of forming nepheline crystal phases when exposed to light, photoformable glass-ceramics comprising at least one nepheline crystal phase, products containing such glasses and glass ceramics, and methods for making the same.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340226

Glass with modified surface layer

Embodiments of a glass substrate including an alkali-containing bulk and an alkali-depleted surface layer, including a substantially homogenous composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, the alkali-depleted surface layer includes about 0.5 atomic % alkali or less. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340223

Method of making glass sheets with vehicle pretreatment of refractory

A method of making a glass sheet includes treating a refractory block material comprising at least one multivalent component with a vehicle comprising at least one redox altering component or precursor. The method also includes flowing molten glass over the refractory block material, wherein the treatment of the refractory block material with the vehicle comprising at least one redox altering component or precursor reduces the amount of oxygen production resulting from interaction between the at least one multivalent component and the molten glass.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340222

Method of making glass sheets with gas pretreatment of refractory

A method of making a glass sheet includes exposing a refractory block material comprising at least one multivalent component to a reducing atmosphere for a time and at a temperature sufficient to substantially reduce the at least one multivalent component of the refractory block material. The method also includes flowing molten glass over the refractory block material that has been exposed to the reducing atmosphere while preventing substantial re-oxidation of the at least one multivalent component.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340221

Glass sheets with improved mechanical strength

Transparent glass sheets having increased mechanical strength include an inner layer surrounded by surface compressive layers wherein the difference of the coefficient of thermal expansion of the inner layer and the surface compressive layer is greater than 50×107° c.−1 and wherein the surface compressive layer has a compressive stress of at least about 300 mpa.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340129

Accumulating device

A device for accumulating articles within a system may include a frame, a mass-flow infeed conveyor supported by the frame for receiving articles from the system, and a mass-flow outfeed conveyor supported by the frame for receiving articles from the infeed conveyor and returning the articles to the system. A single-filing device is supported by the frame and includes a plurality of parallel endless loop conveyors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340040

Locking of flaps

A device for locking a holding pin connected with a cover with a holding pin for the cover, with a magnet. The device has a rotational body held in an end position by the magnet. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340013

Ship steering system for outdrive device

Provided is a technology that facilitates a calibrating operation. A ship steering system for outdrive device includes an outdrive device, a control device that provides an instruction about a turning direction of the outdrive device, and a ship steering lever that instructs the control device about a traveling direction of a hull, and is provided with a monitor capable of displaying an image for matching an actual traveling direction with the traveling direction of the hull according to the instruction from the ship steering lever. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339992

Power-assisted unit, power-assisted moving vehicle, power-assisted moving vehicles set, and power-assisted moving vehicle controlling method

A power-assisted unit to be attached to a power-assisted moving vehicle capable of assisting a first driving force generated by a human power by means of a second driving force generated by an electric power includes a sensor unit having a sensor for detecting a physical quantity concerning the power-assisted moving vehicle, and a storage medium, a motor for generating the second driving force, and a control device configured to control the motor on the basis of a detection result by the sensor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339978

Audible warning system for bicycle lights

A bicycle light that includes a battery, a light source, a sound emitting device, and a control circuit is described. The light source when powered by the battery is capable of operating at a first power level and a second power level, where the second power level consumes less power than the first power level and where the first power level is associated with a first battery life threshold level. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339902

Method for learning touch point of engine clutch for hybrid electric vehicle

A method for learning a touch point of an engine clutch for a hybrid electric vehicle includes controlling a speed of an engine to have an idle speed. A fluid pipe of a clutch actuator is refilled with a working fluid by driving a driving motor in an idle control state of the engine, a speed of the driving motor is synchronized with the speed of the engine, and then the engine clutch is engaged. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339863

Friction reducing coatings

An aqueous coating composition for reducing friction and/or blocking at a surface, said composition comprising a solid lubricant and a modified or synthetic clay mineral having thickening properties such that a 2% by weight aqueous dispersion of the modified or synthetic clay mineral thickener has a viscosity of at least 1000 mpa·s. Preferred clay minerals used as thickeners are preferably smectite clays such as saponite, hectorite, stevensite, sauconite, bentonite, beidellite, nontronite, or montmorillonite.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339839

Control unit for electrically driven vehicle

There is provide a control unit for an electrically driven vehicle that is charged by an exterior power supply being inserted into a charging inlet that can be closed by an opening and closing device, including a vehicle state determination module that determines whether or not the electrically driven vehicle is in a charging prohibited state, and a warning control module that controls a warning device for issuing a warning to activate the warning device when the electrically driven vehicle satisfies a warning condition, wherein the warning condition is such that the vehicle state determination module determines that the electrically driven vehicle is in the charging prohibited state and that the opening and closing device is switched to an opened state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339782

System and method for controlling environmentally-friendly vehicle

A system and method for controlling an environmentally-friendly vehicle perform a safety function by blocking a high voltage output of a high voltage battery at the time of a rear-lateral side collision of the environmentally-friendly vehicle. The high voltage blocking function is smoothly performed at the time of the rear-lateral side collision accident by determining a rear-lateral side collision of the environmentally-friendly vehicle using a blind spot detection sensor, a lane change alert sensor, or a rear cross traffic alert sensor, along with a yaw rate sensor that detects a yaw rate, and turning off a relay of the high voltage battery at a moment when the rear-lateral side collision is determined.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339781

Mobility aid with an automatic turning deceleration device

A mobility aid has a body, a stem, a handle bar, a fixing frame two rear wheels, two motors, a brake-releasing lever, and an automatic turning deceleration device. The automatic turning deceleration device has a fixing base, a fixing unit, a turning sensor, a turning base, a linking unit, and a control module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339747

Motorcycle tire

In a motorcycle tire, since a reinforcement cord that constitutes a belt layer (24) is constituted by a cord having a low modulus of elasticity (a tensile force upon 1% elongation is 15 n or less), a shearing force in a circumferential direction of a tread (26) is decreased. As a result, a value of frictional energy is decreased, and abrasion resistance of the tread (26) (a center section (27)) is improved. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339652

Remote advanced repair guidance

Systems and processes for enabling an off-site expert to interact with an on-site technician during repair of composite structure. The off-site expert can provide real-time guidance to an on-site technician before and during the performance of repair procedures to avoid errors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339626

Imprint apparatus and article manufacturing method

According to a first aspect of the present invention, an imprint apparatus for contacting a mold with a resin applied to a substrate to perform patterning on the substrate is provided that comprises a dispenser configured to apply the resin to the substrate; and a resin supply unit configured to supply the resin to the dispenser, wherein the resin supply unit comprises a resin storage tank configured to store the resin; a pump configured to continuously circulate the resin between the resin storage tank and the dispenser, and a filter arranged at a flow path of circulated resin, configured to remove a foreign matter or a metal ion.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339328

Longitudinally and laterally self-balanced electric unicycle

Self balanced electric wheel optimized for dynamic stability suspension and damping functions in use, compactness and low weight when carried short learning step, low cost and liability.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339301

Golf ball aerodynamic configuration

The present invention relates to golf balls, specifically to a golf ball comprising an aerodynamic pattern having novel shaped dimple structures which reduce the variation in airflow turning angle thereby improving the golf ball's flight performance. The dimple structures have a conical shaped base with a dimple in the center and reduced or no flat land areas between the dimples.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339284

Material drying and pyrolyzing method

A material drying and pyrolyzing method includes the following steps: sending material into rotary kettle; making use of microwave energy to heat material within rotary kettle to pyrolyze and decompose material in order to get decomposed gas and solid substance; condensing and recycling gas generated from the decomposing; recycling and disposing solid substance generated from the pyrolyzing. The method makes use of the microwave energy to rapidly heat material inside rotary kettle, and rotates rotary kettle at the same time to make material more uniformly heated, improve material pyrolyzing efficiency, which can greatly improve pyrolyzing and separating efficiency of material and effectively reduce energy consumption, with the improvement of safety performance of the equipment operation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339239

Systems and methods for treatment of urinary dysfunction

Methods and systems for providing therapy related to urological disorders which relate to stimulation of the saphenous nerve (safn) either alone or in combination with the posterior tibial nerve (ptn), medial plantar nerve (mpn) or lateral planar nerve. In embodiments nerves are stimulated by percutaneous, transcutaneous, and/or implanted stimulators. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339208

Medical device

A medical device is provided, including: a sheath portion (10); a pair of operation wires (30); and a turning operation portion (60) in which the sheath portion (10) is bent in a direction corresponding to the pulled one operation wire (30) through a turning operation. The turning operation portion (60) includes a wire fixation panel (64) around which the operation wires (30) are wound on a side peripheral surface; and a penetration portion (63c) and a closing portion (63d) which are provided further radially outwards than the side peripheral surface of the wire fixation panel (64) and at a position facing the side peripheral surface, so as to be integrated with the wire fixation panel (64).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339194

Airway-tube holder

An air-way tube holder includes a face plate having a v-shaped tube-receiving surface that aligns with one side of an opening through the face plate, and a holding block, which is disposed near a second side of the opening. The holding block receives a thumb screw and an engagement arm, the latter including a clamping head, which directly opposes the tube-receiving surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339168

Drug infusion device with safety interlock

Described is novel system for delivering medication to a patient via an infusion pump. The infusion pump includes mechanical means for delivering medication that are locked and unlocked via a remote control device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339071

Synergistic combination of a phenolic-rich maple syrup extract and an antibiotic

It is provided an anti-microbial composition comprising a phenolic-rich extract such as a phenolic-rich maple syrup extract (prmse) and at least one antibiotic and a method of treating a bacterial infection comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a phenolic-rich extract and at least one antibiotic.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338911

Anti-reflux vial adaptors

In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor comprises a housing member, a connector configured to couple the adaptor with a vial, and an extractor channel formed in the housing member. The extractor channel is configured to facilitate withdrawal of fluid from the vial when the adaptor is coupled to the vial. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338894

Latticed patient hoisting device for hospital bed

A latticed patient-hoisting device for a hospital bed and methods of its use for lifting, moving, turning and positioning of hospital patients. Embodiments of the device have a plurality of vertical and parallel straps running parallel to the patient's body from head to feet and a plurality of horizontal straps perpendicular to the vertical straps. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338831

Intramyocardial patterning for global cardiac resizing and reshaping

Cardiomyopathy may be treated by distributing space-occupying agent within the myocardium in a pattern about one or more chambers of the heart, such that the space-modifying agent integrates into and thickens at least part of the cardiac wall about the chamber so as globally to reduce wall stress and stabilize or even reduce chamber size. Some patterns also cause a beneficial global reshaping of the chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338798

Passive rfid based health data monitor

A wearable, wireless and battery-free continuous health monitor includes an rfid tag used as an on-off keying device to measure the heart rate. The tag's returned signal strength variations are used to calculate the respiration rate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338685

Systems and methods for surgical and interventional planning, support, post-operative follow-up, and, functional recovery tracking

Various systems and methods are provided for surgical and interventional planning, support, post-operative follow-up, and functional recovery tracking. In general, a patient can be tracked throughout medical treatment including through initial onset of symptoms, diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment, and recovery from the surgical treatment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338636

Headband monitoring system

A headband monitoring system comprises or consists of an elastic fabric headband for fitting around an individual's head over the individual's forehead, ears and lower back portion of the head. In addition, a pedometer, a heart rate monitor and a number of sensors for detecting number of steps taken and heartbeats in given periods of time and a mini-computer having an input mechanism, data storage, central processing unit and a clock/timer for calculating distance traveled in a given period. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338484

Smart toothbrush

This disclosure provides a smart toothbrush, including a head, a front handle, a grip handle, a turning unit, a drying unit, a testing unit, a power unit and a charge base. The front handle of the toothbrush using the disclosed device can revolve automatically by applying water on the bristles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160338276

Methods and systems of cultivation

Examples may include a method of cultivating cannabis plants. The method may include placing a first cannabis plant of a plurality of cannabis plants in a first tray of a plurality of trays. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338192

Fine line 3d non-planar conforming circuit

A method of producing a non-planar conforming circuit on a non-planar surface includes creating a first set of conforming layers. The first set of conforming layers is created by applying an oxide dielectric layer to the surface, applying a conductive material layer to the oxide dielectric layer, applying a resist layer to the conductive material layer, patterning the resist layer according to a desired circuit layout, etching the surface to remove exposed conductive material, and stripping the resist layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338189

A flexible substrate attaching method and flexible substrate attachment structure

The present disclosure relates to the technical field of flexible substrate processing, and discloses a flexible substrate attaching method. The flexible substrate attaching method comprises the steps of: pre-fixing a flexible substrate on a carrier substrate with a first fixation structure; forming a thin film on the flexible substrate, and forming a pattern of the thin film via a patterning process; the pattern of the thin film contacting at least a part of the flexible substrate and at least a part of the carrier substrate simultaneously to play the function of consolidating the flexible substrate onto the carrier substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338055

User apparatus including a dedicated rf chain for prose and transmitting and receiving method

There is provided a transmitting/receiving method performed by a user equipment (ue) including a dedicated radio frequency (rf) chain for a proximity service (prose). The method may comprise: receiving configuration information for a discovery resource pool, the discovery resource pool including a bitmap representing a subframe used for a discovery signal and information representing the number of times when the bitmap is repeated; turning on the dedicated rf chain based on a subframe corresponding to a first bit 1 in a bit string enumerated by the bitmap and the number of repetition times; turning on the dedicated rf chain and thereafter, transmitting/receiving a signal to/from an adjacent ue; and turning off the dedicated rf chain based on a subframe corresponding to a last bit 1 in the bit string.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337841

Ue monitoring configuration method and apparatus

A method and an apparatus for configuring a function of monitoring events concerning user equipment (ue) are provided. The method of a home subscriber server (hss) includes receiving a first request message including monitoring event information from a service capability exposure function (scef), setting, if the monitoring event information is set to loss of connectivity, a mobility-related timer of a terminal to a value based on a value of a maximum detection time included in the first request message, and transmitting a second request message including the monitoring event information and the set mobility-related timer of the terminal to a mobility management entity.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337814

Determining vehicle occupant location

A method includes receiving, in a vehicle computer, a message from a first user device including data concerning movement of the first user portable device. The computer associates the movement data with one of a left vehicle door opening and a right vehicle door opening.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337795

Context-aware collaborative user tracking

Technologies are presented that provide collaborative context-based user tracking and communications. A method of tracking communication options may include receiving, from one or more user devices of a user, user proximity information that indicates whether the user is in proximity of the one or more user devices; receiving, from the user devices, tracking loss warnings that indicate that loss of capabilities to track the user by respective user devices may be imminent; receiving, from the user devices, secondary device proximity information that indicates whether the user device is in proximity of one or more secondary devices; and receiving, from the secondary devices, additional user proximity information that indicates whether the user is in proximity of the one or more secondary devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337588

Method for selection between front-facing camera and rear-facing camera of mobile terminal and mobile terminal

A method for selection between a front-facing camera and a rear-facing camera of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal, which are used to implement automatic selection between the front-facing camera and the rear-facing camera of the mobile terminal is presented. The method in the embodiments of the present disclosure includes receiving, by a mobile terminal, a photographing request initiated by a user; determining, by the mobile terminal, a distance between the mobile terminal and the user; and if the distance is greater than or equal to a preset numeric value, turning on a front-facing camera of the mobile terminal; or if the distance is less than the preset numeric value, turning on a rear-facing camera of the mobile terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337540

Image forming apparatus capable of being set to power saving mode, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus that causes a user's will concerning which of a communication speed and power saving efficiency is given priority to be reflected on determination of a power saving mode. In shifting the apparatus to a power saving mode, a first setting inhibits disconnection of a communication link and a second setting indicates changing communication speed to a lower speed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337393

Information processing apparatus that prevents unauthorized access thereto, method of controlling the information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus which is capable of preventing unauthorized access thereto. The information processing apparatus is capable of communicating with a server. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337390

Methods and systems for behavior-specific actuation for real-time whitelisting

Various embodiments include methods of evaluating device behaviors in a computing device and enabling white listing of particular behaviors. Various embodiments may include monitoring activities of a software application operating on the computing device, and generating a behavior vector information structure that characterizes a first monitored activity of the software application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337379

Malware warning

A malware warning system, including a client sending requests to and receiving replies from a server, and a server, including a first warning generator sending to the client a warning including a threat level of content located at a web site, in response to receiving from the client a url for accessing content at the web site, a second warning generator sending to the client a warning including information about at least one of the nature of the threat of the content located at the web site and a location of the web site, in response to receiving from the client a request for more information about the nature of the threat, and a third warning generator, sending to the client a warning including an instruction to perform a swipe gesture to confirm a request to access the url, in response to receiving that request from the client.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337357

Electronic device and method for monitoring the taking of photos

A method for monitoring the usage of an electronic device, which is executed in the electronic device. When the electronic device is in a monitoring mode and a preset operation, which would lead to an illegal operation, is detected, an illegal operation warning is displayed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337133

Probabilistic classifiers for certificates

Classifiers may be used to analyze a valid certificate received from an unverified entity in an attempt to establish a secure connection with the unverified entity. The classifiers may determine a probability that the certificate is being used improperly by an unauthorized third party. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336939

Method of operating a pull-up circuit

A method of operating a pull-up circuit includes turning off a first transistor of the pull-up circuit during a failsafe period by a feedback signal, the feedback signal being received by way of a feedback circuit; isolating the first transistor from the feedback circuit during a pull-up period; and coupling or isolating a control terminal of the first transistor and a control terminal of a second transistor of the pull-up circuit during the pull-up period by a first switch.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336799

Commercial ac power shutdown detecting apparatus, and system including the same

A commercial ac power shutdown detecting apparatus includes a photocoupler including a light-emitting element and a light-receiving element, a lighting circuit that flows a pulsating current through the light-emitting element of the photocoupler to turn on and off light of the light-emitting element, a charging-discharging circuit including a capacitor and a resistor that charges the capacitor via the resistor when the light-emitting element is turned off, and discharges the capacitor via the light-receiving element and the a resistor when the light-emitting element is turned on, and a comparing circuit that compares a voltage value between capacitor terminals with a predetermined voltage value intermediate between a maximum voltage value between the capacitor terminals when the light-emitting element repeats turning light on and off and the consistent dc voltage value, and outputs a shutdown detection signal if the voltage value between the capacitor terminals exceeds the predetermined voltage value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336764

Method for equalising state of charge in a battery

The invention relates to a method for equalising state of charge in a battery that has a plurality of battery units (2-1, 2-2). This involves provision for a state of charge value for at least one battery unit (2-1, 2-2) to be ascertained, a decision value concerning whether a prior state of charge value for the at least one battery unit (2-1, 2-2) can be updated to be ascertained, the prior state of charge value for the at least one battery unit (2-1, 2-2) to be updated in order to obtain a present state of charge value for the at least one battery unit (2-1, 2-2) if the decision value concerning whether the prior state of charge value for the at least one battery unit (2-1, 2-2) can be updated exceeds a threshold value, a state of charge equalisation requirement value to be ascertained on the basis of the present state of charge value and the at least one battery unit (2-1, 2-2) to be discharged on the basis of the ascertained state of charge equalisation requirement value. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336712

Absorber for wakefield interference management at the entrance of the wiggler of a free electron laser

A method for managing the broad band microwave and terahertz (thz) radiation in a free electron laser (fel) having a wiggler producing power in the electromagnetic spectrum. The method includes placement of broadband microwave and terahertz (thz) radiation absorbers on the upstream end of the wiggler. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336509

Methods of forming patterns, methods of manufacturing a magnetic memory device using the methods of forming patterns, and magnetic memory devices manufactured using the same

A method of forming patterns includes forming an etch target layer on a substrate, patterning the etch target layer to form patterns, forming an insulating layer on sidewalls of the patterns using a first ion beam generated from a first ion source, and removing the insulating layer using a second ion beam generated from a second ion source, wherein each of the first and second ion sources includes an insulating source, and wherein the insulating source includes at least one of oxygen or nitrogen.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336473

Annealing for damage free laser processing for high efficiency solar cells

Annealing solutions providing damage-free laser patterning utilizing auxiliary heating to anneal laser damaged ablation regions are provided herein. Ablation spots on an underlying semiconductor substrate are annealed during or after pulsed laser ablation patterning of overlying transparent passivation layers.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336424

Self-aligned source and drain regions for semiconductor devices

A method for forming a semiconductor device includes patterning a gate conductor, formed on a substrate, and a two-dimensional material formed on the gate conductor. Recesses are formed adjacent to the gate conductor in the substrate, and a doped layer is deposited in the recesses and over a top of the two-dimensional material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336418

Self-aligned source and drain regions for semiconductor devices

A method for forming a semiconductor device includes patterning a gate conductor, formed on a substrate, and a two-dimensional material formed on the gate conductor. Recesses are formed adjacent to the gate conductor in the substrate, and a doped layer is deposited in the recesses and over a top of the two-dimensional material. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336348

Polysilicon resistor formation in silicon-on-insulator replacement metal gate finfet processes

A method of forming a polysilicon resistor in replacement metal gate (rmg) processing of finfet devices includes forming a plurality of semiconductor fins over a buried oxide layer of a silicon-on-insulator substrate; forming a trench in the buried oxide layer; forming a polysilicon layer over the semiconductor fins and in the trench, the polysilicon layer having a depression corresponding to a location of the trench; forming an insulating layer over the polysilicon layer, and performing a planarizing operation to remove the insulating layer except for a portion of the insulating layer formed in the depression, thereby defining a protective island; patterning the polysilicon layer to define both a dummy gate structure over the fins and the polysilicon resistor; and etching the polysilicon layer to remove the dummy gate structure, wherein the protective island prevents the polysilicon resistor from being removed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336328

Silicon precursor, method of forming a layer using the same, and method of fabricating semiconductor device using the same

The inventive concepts provide silicon precursors, methods of forming a layer using the same, and methods of fabricating a semiconductor device using the same. The silicon precursor includes a silane group including two or more silicon atoms. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336323

Semiconductor structure containing low-resistance source and drain contacts

Semiconductor structures having a source contact and a drain contact that exhibit reduced contact resistance and methods of forming the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present application, the reduced contact resistance is provided by forming a layer of a dipole metal or metal-insulator-semiconductor (mis) oxide between an epitaxial semiconductor material (providing the source region and the drain region of the device) and an overlying metal semiconductor alloy. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336317

Method for manufacturing a cmos device and associated device

A method for manufacturing a cmos device includes providing a semiconductor base layer epitaxially growing a germanium layer on the semiconductor base layer, the germanium layer having thickness above a critical thickness such that an upper portion of the germanium layer is strain relaxed. The method also includes performing an anneal step, thinning the germanium layer and patterning the germanium layer into fin structures or into vertical wire structures. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336304

Method for transferring micro devices and method for manufacturing display panel

A method for transferring micro devices is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a carrier substrate and forming micro devices on the carrier substrate; forming a fixing layer on the carrier substrate, in which the fixing layer is at least in contact with bottom parts of the micro devices; patterning the fixing layer to selectively expose a portion of the micro devices; providing a transfer device correspondingly located on the carrier substrate, and picking up the exposed micro devices by the transfer device; and providing a receiving substrate and transferring the exposed micro devices to the receiving substrate.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336241

Automated optical inspection of unit specific patterning

A method of automated optical inspection (aoi) for a plurality of unique semiconductor packages can comprise providing a plurality of semiconductor die formed as a reconstituted wafer. A plurality of unit specific patterns can be formed by forming a unit specific pattern over each of the plurality of semiconductor die, wherein each of the unit specific patterns is customized to fit its respective semiconductor die. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336239

Polysilicon resistor formation in silicon-on-insulator replacement metal gate finfet processes

A method of forming a polysilicon resistor in replacement metal gate (rmg) processing of finfet devices includes forming a plurality of semiconductor fins over a buried oxide layer of a silicon-on-insulator substrate; forming a trench in the buried oxide layer; forming a polysilicon layer over the semiconductor fins and in the trench, the polysilicon layer having a depression corresponding to a location of the trench; forming an insulating layer over the polysilicon layer, and performing a planarizing operation to remove the insulating layer except for a portion of the insulating layer formed in the depression, thereby defining a protective island; patterning the polysilicon layer to define both a dummy gate structure over the fins and the polysilicon resistor; and etching the polysilicon layer to remove the dummy gate structure, wherein the protective island prevents the polysilicon resistor from being removed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336238

Polysilicon resistor formation in silicon-on-insulator replacement metal gate finfet processes

A method of forming a polysilicon resistor in replacement metal gate (rmg) processing of finfet devices includes forming a plurality of semiconductor fins over a buried oxide layer of a silicon-on-insulator substrate; forming a trench in the buried oxide layer; forming a polysilicon layer over the semiconductor fins and in the trench, the polysilicon layer having a depression corresponding to a location of the trench; forming an insulating layer over the polysilicon layer, and performing a planarizing operation to remove the insulating layer except for a portion of the insulating layer formed in the depression, thereby defining a protective island; patterning the polysilicon layer to define both a dummy gate structure over the fins and the polysilicon resistor; and etching the polysilicon layer to remove the dummy gate structure, wherein the protective island prevents the polysilicon resistor from being removed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336193

Method of forming pattern and method of manufacturing integrated circuit device by using the same

A method of forming a pattern, the method including forming a mask layer on a feature layer on a substrate; forming guides regularly arranged with a first pitch on the mask layer in a first region and dummy guides regularly arranged with the first pitch on the mask layer in a second region spaced apart from the first region with a separation region therebetween, the separation region having a width greater than the first pitch; forming a block copolymer layer on the mask layer; phase-separating the block copolymer layer to form a self-assembled layer; forming a mask pattern by etching the mask layer using the self-assembled layer; and patterning the feature layer by transferring a shape of the mask pattern to the feature layer in the first region while blocking the shape of the mask pattern from being transferred to the feature layer in the second region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336189

Organic film composition, process for forming organic film, patterning process, and compound

There can be provided an organic film composition for forming an organic film having dry etching resistance as well as advanced filling/planarizing characteristics.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336186

Multiple directed self-assembly patterning process

Disclosed is a method of forming a target pattern for a semiconductor device using multiple directed self-assembly (dsa) patterning processes. The method includes receiving a substrate and forming a guide pattern over the substrate by performing a process that includes a first dsa process. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336184

Electronic device including a material defining a void and a process of forming the same

An electronic device can include one or more trenches that include a material that defines one or more voids. In an embodiment, the substrate defines a first trench having a first portion and a second portion laterally adjacent to the first portion, wherein the first portion has with a first width, the second portion has a second width, and the first width is wider than the second width. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336178

Plasma assisted atomic layer deposition of multi-layer films for patterning applications

Methods and apparatus for depositing nanolaminate films are provided. In various embodiments, the nanolaminate film may be deposited over a core layer, which may be patterned. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336051

Semiconductor storage device

A semiconductor storage device with a novel structure, which can retain stored data even when power is not supplied (i.e., is non-volatile) and has no limitation on the number of write cycles. The semiconductor storage device includes a memory cell array in which a plurality of memory cells are arranged in matrix, a decoder configured to select a memory cell to operate among the plurality of memory cells in accordance with a control signal, and a control circuit configured to select whether to output the control signal to the decoder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336007

Speech search device and speech search method

Disclosed is a speech search device including a recognizer 2 that refers to an acoustic model and language models having different learning data and performs voice recognition on an input speech, to acquire a recognized character string for each language model, a character string comparator 6 that compares the recognized character string for each language models with the character strings of search target words stored in a character string dictionary, and calculates a character string matching score showing the degree of matching of the recognized character string with respect to each of the character strings of the search target words, to acquire both a character string having the highest character string matching score and this character string matching score for each recognized character strings, and a search result determinator 8 that refers to the acquired score and outputs one or more search target words in descending order of the scores.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335959

Light source driving device and display device

A light intensity detection signal indicative of the intensity of light emitted by a light source is acquired, and on the basis of the light intensity detection signal and a set reference signal, a comparison circuit generates a comparison signal indicative of turning on and off. Within a sub-frame period, a logic circuit repeats turning on/off based on a pulse signal inputted from the comparison circuit, and outputs a lighting signal for causing the light source to emit light in accordance with the reference signal which is a set value, and outputs a non-lighting signal for causing the light source to not emit light in accordance with a set value.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335909

Enhancing enterprise learning outcomes

Enterprise learning system may receive as input learning goals for a learner. Learning goals may also be specified by job-roles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335905

Systems for quantitative learning that incorporate user tasks in the workplace

Systems and methods are presented herein for facilitating impactful learning in a corporate environment. The system may include a server that communicates with computing devices, allowing users to access and participate in a learning hierarchy of programs, levels, quests, challenges, and participation items. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335903

Real-time interactive collaboration board

A real-time interactive collaboration system is provided, the system including at least: a collaboration board electronically connected between and amongst an instructor and one or more students, wherein the instructor and students are able to interact in real-time with previously uploaded objects that are part of a learning activity; means for the instructor and students to simultaneously share a predetermined view of the collaboration board; and means for the instructor and students to simultaneously share a portion of a predetermined view of the collaboration board at the discretion of the instructor. Methods of use for the foregoing system are also provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335902

Computerized system for providing activities

Systems, methods, and devices for providing a learning diagnosis structure which quantifies each learner's profile and provides relevant activities based on each learner's profile. As well, an analysis of the learner's progress relative to a comparable group of learners is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335892

System for avoiding collision with multiple moving bodies

When turning right (left) at an intersection and crossing an oncoming vehicle lane, this system makes it possible to avoid blocking travel of or colliding with a moving body moving in the oncoming vehicle lane due to stopping in the oncoming vehicle lane, and to avoid colliding with a moving body after crossing the oncoming vehicle lane. Given two or more moving bodies present in the advancement direction on the path of the local vehicle, the external environment is detected before the local vehicle intersects with the path of a first moving body, which will first intersect the local vehicle path; if at least two moving bodies are detected, i.e., the first moving body and a second moving body which has a path in which the position of intersection with the path of the local vehicle is further than the position of intersection between the path of the local vehicle and the path of the first moving body, then a first intersection time, at which the first position of intersection between the planned path of the local vehicle and the predicted path of the first moving body is reached, and a second intersection time, at which a second position of intersection between the planned path of the local vehicle and the predicted path of the second moving body is reached, are calculated, and on the basis of the difference between the first intersection time and the second intersection time, the deceleration relative to the first moving body and the second moving body is changed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335795

Deepstereo: learning to predict new views from real world imagery

A system and method of deep learning using deep networks to predict new views from existing images may generate and improve models and representations from large-scale data. This system and method of deep learning may employ a deep architecture performing new view synthesis directly from pixels, trained from large numbers of posed image sets. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335786

Recovery of missing information in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging data

There is described herein a method for recovering missing information in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dmri) data. The data are modeled according to the theory of moving frames and regions where frame information is missing are reconstructed by performing diffusions into the regions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335754

Techniques for predicting perceptual video quality

In one embodiment of the present invention, a quality trainer and quality calculator collaborate to establish a consistent perceptual quality metric via machine learning. In a training phase, the quality trainer leverages machine intelligence techniques to create a perceptual quality model that combines objective metrics to optimally track a subjective metric assigned during viewings of training videos. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335753

Machine learning method and apparatus for inspecting reticles

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

11/17/16 / #20160335548

Methods and apparatus for predicting fault occurrence in mechanical systems and electrical systems

A method for predicting fault occurrence in a mechanical system and an electrical system. The method comprises: receiving a first dataset of mechanical system condition data, the first dataset being imbalanced by having more data points in a first category than in a second category; generating a plurality of chromosomes from the second category data points in the first dataset; the plurality of chromosomes including information to enable the creation of new datasets; generating a second dataset using the plurality of chromosomes and an evolutionary algorithm, the second dataset being less imbalanced than the first dataset; and predicting fault occurrence in the mechanical system using the second dataset and a machine learning algorithm.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335536

Hierarchical neural network apparatus, classifier learning method and discriminating method

Generating loosely coupled parts by forming couplings between partial nodes in a hierarchical neural network in accordance with a check matrix of an error correcting code.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335450

Searchable encryption processing system and searchable encryption processing method

A searchable encryption processing system includes a server including: a communication device to communicate with another device; a storage device configured to store as search target data, secret data obtained by concealing plaintext data, and a secret index obtained by concealing a plaintext index to classify the plaintext data; and an arithmetic device to execute a process including receiving, from a search client, a secret data query obtained by concealing a plaintext query, and a secret index query obtained by concealing a plaintext index, searching the storage device for a secret index matching the secret index query based on a predetermined searchable encryption technique, searching a secret data group classified by the matching secret index for secret data matching the secret data query, and returning the searched secret data to the search client.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335378

Direct mapping method and system for converting modbus data to iec61850 data based on machine learning

Direct mapping method and system for converting modbus data into iec61850 data based on machine learning are provided. The data direct mapping method according to an exemplary embodiment includes: generating a simulation value based on external information; estimating a parameter indicated by a measurement value through machine learning using the measurement value outputted from a generating device and the generated simulation value; and converting a data structure of the measurement value with reference to the estimated parameter. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335367

Entity disambiguation using multisource learning

Web pages that are known to be associated with entities, such as authors, are selected. Documents or other publications that are linked to or referenced by each web page are determined. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335309

Systems and method for wirelessly and securely updating a terrain awareness warning system database

Systems and methods for updating a terrain awareness and warning system (taws) database are disclosed. The systems request, by way of the first wireless communications device communicating by way of an avionics data transfer protocol, an update to the taws database, where the request is based upon flight path data, and receive and accept, by way of the first wireless communications device and by way of the avionics data transfer protocol and in response to the request, the update to the taws database.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335250

User warnings for content items projected to underperform

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for user warnings for content items projected to underperform. In one aspect a method includes identifying a first content item for display on a website. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335224

Efficient convolutional sparse coding

Computationally efficient algorithms may be applied for fast dictionary learning solving the convolutional sparse coding problem in the fourier domain. More specifically, efficient convolutional sparse coding may be derived within an alternating direction method of multipliers (admm) framework that utilizes fast fourier transforms (fft) to solve the main linear system in the frequency domain. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335193

Methods and systems for performing a copy forward operation

A storage device made up of multiple storage media is configured such that one such media serves as a cache for data stored on another of such media. The device includes a controller configured to manage the cache by consolidating information concerning obsolete data stored in the cache with information concerning data no longer desired to be stored in the cache, and erase segments of the cache containing one or more of the blocks of obsolete data and the blocks of data that are no longer desired to be stored in the cache to produce reclaimed segments of the cache.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335154

Error correction coding redundancy based data hashing

Storage infrastructures and methods that generate hash values based on error correction codes. A system is provided that includes: a code retrieval system implemented on a host having logic for issuing a redundancy read command to a storage system to retrieve a redundancy code for an identified data block; and a hashing system implemented on the host for hashing the redundancy code to generate a hash value based on the redundancy code. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335012

Methods and systems for erasing a segment from a flash cache

A storage device made up of multiple storage media is configured such that one such media serves as a cache for data stored on another of such media. The device includes a controller configured to manage the cache by consolidating information concerning obsolete data stored in the cache with information concerning data no longer desired to be stored in the cache, and erase segments of the cache containing one or more of the blocks of obsolete data and the blocks of data that are no longer desired to be stored in the cache to produce reclaimed segments of the cache.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334895

Method for patterning a microstructure

The invention relates to a method for patterning one or more portions of a microstructure comprised of a flexible substrate, a conductor disposed on the substrate, and a metal layer disposed on the conductor, wherein the conductor is comprised of a stack of a first and a second transparent conductive oxide (tco) layer, and a metal doped silicon oxide layer sandwiched between the two tco layers.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334850

Hybrid control methods for uninterruptible power supplies

Various embodiments of the present technology provide methods for determining a status of power supplies to a server system and dynamically managing an uninterruptible power system (ups) of the server system between an off-line mode and an on-line mode based upon the status of the power supplies. The ups requires a minimum standby power during the off-line mode while requires no switch time to continuously supply power to loads of the server system during the on-line mode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334745

Image-forming apparatus

Disclosed herein is an image forming apparatus having a structure improved such that a user easily opens and closes a printing media cassette. The image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a printing media cassette to receive printing media, the printing media cassette being movably coupled to the apparatus body, a first lever provided at the printing media cassette, a second lever provided in the apparatus body, the second lever being coupled to the first lever, turning, and being separated from the first lever when the printing media cassette is closed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334714

Lithography apparatus, lithography method, lithography system, storage medium, and article manufacturing method

Provided is a lithography apparatus that includes a plurality of patterning devices each of which is configured to perform patterning for a substrate supplied from a preprocessing apparatus; and a controller configured to control the plurality of patterning devices such that a plurality of substrates respectively belonging to a plurality of lots is subjected to parallel processings by the plurality of patterning devices based on a plurality of recipe information respectively corresponding to the plurality of lots, and transmit information regarding a schedule of the parallel processings to the preprocessing apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334709

Extreme ultra-violet sensitivity reduction using shrink and growth method

Provided is a method for patterning a substrate, comprising: forming a layer of radiation-sensitive material on a substrate; preparing a pattern in the layer of radiation-sensitive material using a lithographic process, the pattern being characterized by a critical dimension (cd) and a roughness; following the preparing the pattern, performing a cd shrink process to reduce the cd to a reduced cd; and performing a growth process to grow the reduced cd to a target cd. Roughness includes a line edge roughness (ler), a line width roughness (lwr), or both ler and lwr. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334706

Resist composition and patterning process

A resist composition comprising (a) a base resin of specific structure and (b) an ammonium salt is provided. When processed by arf, eb or euv lithography, the resist composition exhibits a high sensitivity and high resolution and is improved in ler.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334688

Thin-film devices and fabrication

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

11/17/16 / #20160334676

Polarized light irradiating apparatus and method of irradiating polarized light for photo alignment

A polarized light irradiating method includes a first movement step and a second movement step. The first movement step includes a step (a) of moving a first stage from a first position to the irradiation area and irradiating a polarized light onto a first substrate mounted on the first stage, and a step (b) of returning the first stage to the first position from the irradiation area. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334675

Polarized light irradiating apparatus and method of irradiating polarized light for photo alignment

An irradiating method includes a first mounting step of mounting a substrate onto a first stage at a first position and a second mounting step of mounting a substrate onto a second stage at a second position, a first movement step of moving the first stage to the irradiation area for irradiating polarized light onto the substrate and returning the first stage to the first position, a second movement step of moving the second stage to the irradiation area and returning the second stage to the second position, a first collecting step of collecting the substrate and a second collecting step of collecting the substrate. A time zone of the first collecting step and first mounting step and a time zone of the second movement step overlap. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334633

Light control device, light control window, and optical laminated body for light control device

A light control device of the present invention includes a first patterning polarizing plate 21 containing a plurality of polarization regions having different absorption axis directions, a second patterning polarizing plate 22 containing the same polarization regions as those of the first patterning polarizing plate 21, and a retardation plate 3, wherein at least any one of the first and the second patterning polarizing plates 21, 22 is disposed slidably in a plane direction. Such a light control device hardly causes color irregularities and hardly causes a pattern.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334621

Design method for optical element, and optical element array

A design method for an optical element arranged in correspondence with a corresponding one of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern to form a pixel array and configured to focus light. The method comprises selecting a first optical element whose information concerning a shape is known and which is arranged at a position close to the center of the pixel array and a second optical element whose information concerning a shape is known and which is arranged closer to the periphery of the pixel array than the first optical element, and determining information concerning a shape of a third optical element arranged at a position different from positions of the first optical element and the second optical element by using the information concerning the shape of the first optical element and the information concerning the shape of the second optical element.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334587

Fiber optic cable assemblies for terminating fiber optic cables and methods of making

A fiber optic cable assembly for terminating a fiber optic cable along with a method for making the same are disclosed. The fiber optic cable assembly comprises a fiber optic cable having at least one optical waveguide and a jacket, at least one retention component, and a retention body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334580

Optical waveguide interconnect

A method for manufacturing an optical waveguide interconnect may comprise providing a substrate, irradiating portions of the substrate's interior volume by directing a processing laser beam into the substrate surface, thus defining one or more surfaces that function as optic components, forming an embedded waveguide in the interior volume by directing the processing laser beam into the substrate surface, and etching away the weakened portions of the substrate's interior volume overlying the defined surfaces using an etchant. The optic components and the waveguide may be aligned to be in optical communication with each other such that an input beam of light may strike the defined surface of a first optic component, traverse the waveguide, and strike the defined surface of a second optic component.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334546

Weather recognition method and device based on image information detection

The embodiments of the present invention disclose a weather recognition method and device based on image information detection, which includes: obtaining an image to be detected; extracting multiple first image features of the image to be detected with respect to each preset type of weather according to a number of first preset algorithms preset correspondingly for different preset types of weather; inputting the extracted multiple first image features to a preset multi-kernel classifier, the multi-kernel classifier performing classification according to the inputted image features to identify the weather in which the image to be detected was taken; wherein the multi-kernel classifier is a classifier for the preset types of weather realized by: selecting a first preset number of image samples for the different preset types of weather in which the image was taken respectively; and for the image samples of each preset type of weather respectively, extracting the first image features of each image sample according to the first preset algorithm which corresponds to this preset type of weather; and performing machine learning for the extracted first image features according to a preset multi-kernel learning algorithm. The weather in which the image was taken can be identified by applying the solutions provided by the embodiments of the present invention.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334541

Method for calibrating the far-field acoustic output of a marine vibrator

Techniques are disclosed relating to control of seismic sources such as marine vibrators. According to some embodiments, iterative learning control (ilc) systems may be used to control such seismic sources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334530

Method and system for processing acoustic waveforms

Method for processing acoustic waveforms comprises acquiring acoustic waveforms in a borehole traversing a subterranean formation and transforming at least a portion of the acoustic waveforms to produce frequency domain signals. Then model dispersion curves, modes spectrum or waveforms are generated based on an anisotropic borehole-formation model having a set of anisotropic and geometrical borehole-formation parameters and by specifying governing equations and computational mesh based functional basis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334468

Electric motor protection using a virtual speed switch

Detection of a locked rotor condition of an electric motor during startup herein uses a virtual speed switch. The methods and systems herein determine whether the motor is in a starting state, and the monitor the motor current to determine if it is greater than a predetermined threshold, and that the motor current decrease exceeds a predetermined threshold after a predetermined amount of time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334194

Self-defense glove

A self-defense glove. The self-defense glove includes a body having a palm portion, a rear portion, and a plurality of finger openings, each of the finger openings configured to receive a finger therethrough. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334124

Method and device for turning on air conditioner

The present disclosure provides a method for turning on an air conditioner and a device for turning on an air conditioner, belonging to the field of smart home. The method includes: acquiring a sensor parameter collected by a sensor in a wearable device; determining a physiological parameter based on the sensor parameter; determining a change in a sleep state of a user wearing the wearable device based on the physiological parameter; detecting whether the change in the sleep state is in conformity with a predetermined condition; and turning on the air conditioner when the change in the sleep state is detected to be in conformity with the predetermined condition.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334096

Candleholder and method

Aspects of the present invention disclose a candleholder that may be manipulated by a user to advance a candle within a candleholder to facilitate optimal burning. Embodiments describe a candleholder having a platform to move a candle within a holder. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160333831

Fuel reforming apparatus

A mixer to mix a fuel with air includes plural fluid inlets, at least one fluid outlet, a casing, a plurality of stirring blades, and a particle material or a porous material. The casing has a substantially tubular shape extending in an axial direction of the casing between the plural fluid inlets and the at least one fluid outlet. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160333595

Floor panel for forming a floor covering

A floor panel for forming a floor covering wherein the floor panel is substantially realized on the basis of synthetic material. The floor panel is rectangular and comprises a first pair of opposite edges and a second pair of opposite edges such that both pairs of opposite edges comprise coupling parts allowing for mutually coupling a plurality of such floor panels to each other. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160333574

Ridge vent with fire resistant material

A ridge vent having a top side including a top wall with a bottom surface, a bottom side spaced apart from the top side, a side wall connecting the top side to the bottom side and an air outlet positioned in one of the top wall or the side wall. The ridge vent including a fire resistant material adjacent the bottom surface of the top wall. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160333445

Free-machining aluminum alloy extruded material with reduced surface roughness and excellent productivity

To obtain an al—mg—si based aluminum alloy extruded material with a smooth surface and no burning without inhibiting the productivity. An aluminum alloy billet includes: si: 2.0 to 6.0% by mass; mg: 0.3 to 1.2% by mass; and ti: 0.01 to 0.2% by mass, a fe content being restricted to 0.2% or less by mass, with the balance being al and inevitable impurities. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332909

Apparatuses and methods for holding, retaining, and/or processing glassware articles

According to embodiments disclosed herein, an apparatus may hold and retain glass articles during processing. The apparatus may define a plurality of receiving volumes for holding glass articles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332872

Manufacturing method of a multi-level micromechanical structure

A method for manufacturing a micromechanical device layer is performed on a device wafer comprising a single layer of homogenous material. The method comprises patterning a first mask on a first face of the device wafer, the first mask patterning at least lateral dimensions of comb structures and outlines of large device structures. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332856

Aerialift safety device and fall restraint

Systems, methods and apparatus to increase the frequency and/or probability of use of a personal safety device, and to reduce the probability that a person is exposed to a dangerous situation unless and until a safety device has been engaged. One apparatus includes an alarm that is activated by the use of a mechanized instrument to remind a worker using the instrument to engage a safety device before proceeding to use the instrument, and an actuator for a switch that can be used by the worker to deactivate the alarm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332844

Method and mechanism for releasing hydraulic elevator brakes

A method and a mechanism for releasing a hydraulically actuated elevator brake system wherein the brake release mechanism includes a rotary pump, a crank handle to manually turn the rotary pump, a fluid supply port, a fluid return port, an output port for connection to a cylinder of the brake system, a rapid exhaust valve having an inlet port connected via the rotary pump to the fluid supply port, a cylinder port selectively connectable to the output port, and an exhaust port connected to the fluid return port. By turning the rotary pump, for example with the crank handle, a continuous flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid is delivered through the rapid exhaust valve and onto the brake cylinder, thereby releasing the hydraulic brake system.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332832

Sheet supplying apparatus and image forming apparatus including this

A sheet supplying apparatus includes a supply part, a cover, a base tray, an interlock mechanism, and an auxiliary tray. The supply part is provided in the apparatus body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332740

Power limiting generator control unit (gcu)

A method of operating an electrical system of an aircraft is provided. The method includes initiating a cross-start action for cross-starting a non-operative engine using a generator of an operative engine, entering a power limiting mode of a generator control unit (gcu) of the operative engine, remaining in the power limiting mode for a duration of the cross-start action and returning to the non-power limiting mode of the gcu of the operative engine upon completion of the cross-start action.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332738

Method and an apparatus to shoot an object from a flying apparatus

The object of this invention is a method to shoot an object from a flying apparatus. Into an flying apparatus, into certain part of it, like a container that consists at least of a bottom and a shell a spring will be placed, like a push spring that has been loaded in a tense state and that is locked in this position using a fixing organ and further there will be put as an extension of the spring an object to be shot out from the flying apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332648

Train driving assistance method and system

A train driving assistance method includes: pre-setting a train traveling line database (s0); acquiring the position of a train (s1); acquiring the position information about the next early-warning point (s2); calculating an early-warning distance between the train and the next early-warning point according to the position of the train and the position information about the next early-warning point (s3); when the early-warning distance is calculated to be smaller than a pre-set value, displaying the early-warning information corresponding to the position information about the next early-warning point (s4); screening an optimal solution according to the train arrival time information and the number brake times of the train (s5); and determining the driving information according to the optimal solution and displaying the determined driving information (s6). Through the method, more driving reference information can be provided for the driver. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332619

Wheel driving device and wheel driving method for hybrid construction machine

The present disclosure relates to a wheel driving device and a wheel driving method for a hybrid construction machine, in which in a construction machine having wheels, particularly, a hybrid wheel loader, by small-capacity low-speed electric motors, small-capacity high-speed electric motors, transmissions each having a clutch, and a control unit which are installed for all of the wheels each, the wheel driving device drives the low-speed electric motor during low-speed driving and drives the high-speed electric motor during high-speed driving by turning on and off the clutch during the low-speed driving and the high-speed driving, thereby reducing manufacturing costs of the wheel driving device, improving fuel economy of the construction machine, reducing abrasion of tires mounted on the wheels, improving durability of the tires, and ensuring traveling stability.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332569

Determining a driver alert level for a vehicle alert system and method of use

A driver alert system for a vehicle and a method for operating the driver alert system are disclosed. The driver alert system for the vehicle includes an alert system triggering event detection module for detecting a driver alert system triggering event. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332564

Asic packaging type electronic brake lamp switch and electronic brake system applying the same

An electronic brake lamp switch may include an application-specific integrated circuit (asic) configured to generate a signal for turning on a brake lamp, an first output signal, and a second output signal, respectively, when a brake pedal is pressed and configured to package electrical elements for preventing failure when the failure such as outside overvoltage, abnormal surge or short circuit able to be generated on an output terminal occurs, and a printed circuit board (pcb) configured to receive power for operating the application-specific integrated circuit and to which the asic is mounted.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332563

Tail lamp assembly for a pickup truck

A tail lamp assembly is provided to include a tail lamp and a tailgate lamp. The tail lamp assembly replaces the original taillights of a pickup truck with the tail lamp, which is embedded in the side plate of the pickup truck, whereas the tailgate lamp is attached to the tailgate of the pickup truck. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332561

Tail lamp assembly for a vehicle

A tail lamp assembly is provided to include a tail lamp and a tailgate lamp. The tail lamp assembly replaces the original taillights of a vehicle with the tail lamp, which is embedded in the rear side plate of the vehicle, whereas the tailgate lamp is attached to the tailgate of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332298

Bayesian-centric autonomous robotic learning

Various apparatus and methods include autonomous robot operations to perturb a current bayesian equation and determining whether the perturbed bayesian equation yields an improved probability of success of achieving a goal relative to the current bayesian equation. In an illustrative example, the perturbation may modulate a coefficient of a parameter in the bayesian equation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332284

Ratchet wrench providing combined functions of ordinary ratchet wrenches

A ratchet wrench includes a first and a second drive members 21, 21′ rotatably mounted in a first and a second heads 16, 16′ extended from a first and a second ends of a handle 10. The first drive member 21 includes a square inner periphery 35 adapted to slidably retain a drive shaft 36 including a ½″ drive fitting 45 and a 3/8″ drive fitting 46, and the second drive member 21′ includes a ¼″ drive hexagonal bit holder 53 and ¼″ drive fitting 54, for providing combined functions of ordinary ratchet wrenches for turning fasteners. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332199

Monitoring ore screening processes

A system for monitoring screening facilities which includes screening panels and components of the screen deck incorporating wirelessly readable identification tags; a computer database containing information relating to the screen deck components and their associated tags; a wireless tag detection station for regularly reading the conveyed material to detect tags; a computer program for matching the detected information with said data base and means for communicating a warning that a screen deck component has been dislodged.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332181

Dispensing pump with cup spring

A dispensing pump (10) for liquids, viscous materials, foams, gels, etc. Includes a resilient cup spring (18) so that the entire pump can be more easily recycled. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332061

Transportation device with pivoting axle

Devices and methods of transport are disclosed. Various embodiments include structural aspects related to steering and changing the direction of conveyances including features which utilize leaning or shifting of weight as part of turning.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160332010

Wearable hands-free casualty extraction system

A wearable hands-free casualty extraction system includes a left shoulder strap, a right shoulder strap, a securing band, and a connector strap that allow the system to be worn and secured on the body. The system is hands-free and enables evacuators to perform crucial tasks such as returning fire while evacuating a wounded casualty. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331967

Methods and systems for fitting an electro-acoustic stimulation system to a patient

An exemplary system includes 1) a stimulation management facility configured to direct an electro-acoustic stimulation (“eas”) system to concurrently apply acoustic stimulation to a patient by way of a loudspeaker and electrical stimulation to the patient by way of an electrode, and 2) a fitting facility communicatively coupled to the stimulation management facility and configured to detect an interaction between the acoustic stimulation and the electrical stimulation, and set one or more control parameters governing an operation of the eas system based on the detected interaction. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331882

Method of manufacturing heat exchanger and heat exchanger

A heat exchanger has a hollow fiber membrane layer comprised of a plurality of hollow fiber membrane conduits each of which has a hollow portion allowing a heat medium to pass therethrough. The conduits are derived by winding a base cord of the hollow fiber membrane onto a cylindrical body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331721

Composition for alleviating and preventing alzheimer's disease

The present invention provides a composition for alleviating and preventing alzheimer's disease. This composition comprises at least one yellow pigment extracted from a red mold product, and the said yellow pigment is monascin or ankaflavin. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331611

Apparatus and system for turning and positioning a patient

A system for use with a bed having a frame and a supporting surface includes a sheet having a bottom surface placed above the supporting surface of the bed, a top surface, and a plurality of tether straps connected to and extending from the sheet. Each tether strap is configured for connection to the bed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331563

Prosthetic device with socket pressure monitoring capability and systems and methods for making custom prosthetics

A prosthetic device adapted to be worn on a lower limb of a patient is provided. The prosthetic device includes a socket having an inner surface of which contacts the limb of the patient when the prosthetic device is worn by the patient. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331261

Electrode and method for manufacturing electrode

In order to provide an electrode equipped with an insulating wall having excellent patterning properties as well as excellent biocompatibility, there is provided an electrode including, on a substrate, an electrode element; and an insulating wall formed around the electrode element, constituted of a polysiloxane compound (component a) having, per molecule, two or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of a (meth)acryloyl group, a styrenic vinyl group, a vinyl ester group, a maleic acid ester group and a maleimide group, and formed from a polymer obtained by reaction of the functional groups.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160331096

Hair styling device

A hair styling device that has a rotating cylinder extending from a body that may be easily grasped by hand. The device allows the cylinder to rotate relative to the body, which remains stationary in the hand of a user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160330939

Device for uncapping honeycombs

A device for uncapping wax cappings (13) that cover honeycombs (14). Before extracting, the sealed honeycombs (14) have to be uncapped in order to be able to spin the honey out of the honeycombs (14). ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330830

Rigid-flex module and manufacturing method

Rigid-flex-type circuit-board structure and manufacturing method, in which a flexible membrane and a sacrificial-material piece are attached to an insulator membrane in the location of the flexible zone. An insulator layer, which encloses within itself a sacrificial-material piece is manufactured on the surface of the conductor membrane. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330797

Electric heating mat

An electrical heating system primarily comprising of electrical wire sandwiched between two layers of electrically insulating, heat conductive material and a thermostat for comfortably warming an animal especially newborn to keep high body temperature and blood temperature, to protect it against cold induced death. The thermostat allows shutting off the electrical heating system and prevents burning the animal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330746

Predictive connectivity service layers

A system and method is provided for a predictive connectivity layer. In the disclosed embodiments, resources, such as bandwidth, processing, and memory, at a network node are dynamically allocated based on one or more predicted user behaviors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330726

Data transmission method and apparatus

Embodiments of the present invention provide a data transmission method and apparatus. The data transmission method includes: receiving, by a third site, a first transmit frame transmitted by a first site to a second site, and acquiring a transmission end moment of the first transmit frame; transmitting, by the third site, a second transmit frame to a fourth site, and instructing the fourth site to delay returning a response frame; and receiving, by the third site after at least one preset time length after transmission of the second transmit frame ends, the response frame transmitted by the fourth site; where a transmission end moment of the second transmit frame is not later than the transmission end moment of the first transmit frame. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330710

Wireless network access method and apparatus, terminal, and server

A wireless network access method includes: sending, by a first terminal, a wireless network access request to a server, the wireless network access request carrying identification information of the first terminal and property information of a to-be-accessed wireless network; generating, by the server according to the wireless network access request, an image verification code and returning the image verification code to the first terminal for display; scanning, by a second terminal, the image verification code displayed by the first terminal, generating access authentication information, and sending the information to the server; and performing, by the server, wireless network access authentication according to the access authentication information, and connecting the first terminal and the second terminal to the wireless network after the authentication succeeds.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330366

Image processing device and method, and program

A focus area determining unit calculates focus scores based on a photographed image, the focus scores indicating the degrees of focus of the respective areas in the photographed image. A warning control unit determines the degree of focus of a predetermined area in the photographed image in accordance with the focus scores for the respective areas, and issues a warning instruction in accordance with a result of the determination. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330299

Data distribution method and system and data receiving apparatus

A data distribution method and system and a data receiving apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: receiving in parallel data request messages that are sent separately from at least two data receive ends, the data request message including a field for describing requested data; and returning in parallel data corresponding to the fields for describing requested data to data receive ends with the fields for describing requested data that are valid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330222

System and methodology providing automation security analysis and network intrusion protection in an industrial environment

Automation security in a networked-based industrial controller environment is implemented. Various components, systems and methodologies are provided to facilitate varying levels of automation security in accordance with security analysis tools, security validation tools and/or security learning systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330210

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

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

11/10/16 / #20160330084

Information throttle based on compliance with electronic communication rules

Throttles electronic devices based on compliance with rules for electronic communications such as emails, texts, or postings on social media sites. Rules may for example prohibit certain topics, language, or behaviors such as online bullying. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330066

System and methods for decomposing events from managed infrastructures that includes a floating point unit

An event clustering system and associated methods include a feedback signalizer functor that responds to user interactions with already formed situations. The system and method then learns how to replicate the same situation when new alerts reoccur, or, creates similar situations. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329850

Control apparatus for ac rotary machine and control apparatus for electric power steering

This invention is concerning a control apparatus for an ac rotary machine including: an ac rotary machine that includes a first winding and a second winding which have a phase difference; a first current detection unit that detects a current of the first winding; a second current detection unit that detects a current of the second winding; a control unit that calculates a first voltage command and a second voltage command on the basis of a detected current value; and a first detectability determination unit that determines a detectability of the current of the first winding, detected by the first current detection unit, on the basis of at least one of the first voltage command and the second voltage command, wherein the control unit calculates the first voltage command and the second voltage command on the basis of the detected current value of the second winding when the current of the first winding is undetectable.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329808

Gate driver circuit for half bridge mosfet switches providing protection of the switch devices

A gate driver circuit which may include an input; high-side and low-side outputs; a signal conversion circuit configured to generate a high-side drive signal at the high-side output such that a delay time separates a transition of the high-side drive signal and a transition of a low-side drive signal at the low-side output; and a monitoring circuit configured to monitor a voltage at an output of a half-bridge and to pull the low-side output to a level for turning off a low-side switching device of the half-bridge on a condition that the voltage exceeds a voltage threshold. The monitoring circuit may control the low-side drive signal such that the delay time is a minimum delay necessary to prevent shoot-through of the half-bridge. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329782

Segmented laminated core and method for manufacturing the same

This disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a segmented laminated core. This method includes (a) feeding a metal sheet to a progressive die, (b) stamping out workpieces in the progressive die, workpieces each include a plurality of pieces aligned in the circumferential direction with a circumferential part, and (c) fastening the workpieces together to obtain a segmented laminated core. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329525

Light extraction substrate for organic light emitting element, method for manufacturing same, and organic light emitting element comprising same

The present invention relates to a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, a method for manufacturing the same, and an organic light emitting element comprising the same and, more particularly, to a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element exhibiting a good light extraction efficiency, a method for manufacturing the same, and an organic light emitting element comprising the same. To this end, the present invention provides a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, a method for manufacturing the same, and an organic light emitting element comprising the same, the light extraction substrate comprising a first light extraction layer having a plurality of pores formed therein and made of a first metal oxide doped with a dopant; and a second light extraction layer formed on the first light extraction layer and made of a second metal oxide which has a different atomic diffusion rate compared to the first metal oxide.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329513

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

In an organic light emitting diode (oled) display device and a method for fabricating the same, oled pixels are patterned through a photolithography process, so a large area patterning can be performed and a fine pitch can be obtained, and an organic compound layer can be protected by forming a buffer layer of a metal oxide on an upper portion of the organic compound layer or patterning the organic compound layer by using a cathode as a mask, improving device efficiency. In addition, among red, green, and blue pixels, two pixels are patterned through a lift-off process and the other remaining one is deposited to be formed without patterning, the process can be simplified and efficiency can be increased.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329345

3d nand device and fabrication method thereof

A method for forming a 3d nand structure includes providing a semiconductor substrate; forming a control gate structure having a plurality of staircase-stacked layers, each layer has a first end and a second end; forming a dielectric layer covering the semiconductor substrate, and the control gate structure; forming a hard mask layer on the dielectric layer; patterning the hard mask layer to form a plurality of openings above corresponding second ends of the layers of the control gate structure; forming a photoresist layer on the hard mask layer; repeating a photoresist trimming process and a first etching process to sequentially expose the openings, and to form a plurality of holes with predetermined depths in the dielectric layer; performing a second etching process to etch the plurality of holes until surfaces of the second ends are exposed to form through holes; and forming metal vias in the through holes.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329278

2d self-aligned via first process flow

A method of forming 2d self-aligned vias before forming a subsequent metal layer and reducing capacitance of the resulting device and the resulting device are provided. Embodiments include forming dummy metal lines in a sioc layer and extending in a first direction; replacing the dummy metal lines with metal lines, each metal line having a nitride cap; forming a softmask stack over the nitride cap and the sioc layer; patterning a plurality of vias through the softmask stack down to the metal lines, the plurality of vias self-aligned along a second direction; removing the softmask stack; forming second dummy metal lines over the metal lines and extending in the second direction; forming a second sioc layer between the dummy second metal lines on the sioc layer; and replacing the dummy second metal lines with second metal lines, the second metal lines electrically connected to the metal lines through a via.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329257

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

11/10/16 / #20160329207

Method for processing photoresist materials and structures

Techniques herein include methods of processing photoresist patterns and photoresist materials for successful use in multi-patterning operations. Techniques include combinations of targeted deposition, curing, and trimming to provide a post-processed resist that effectively enables multi-patterning using photoresist materials to function as mandrels. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329195

Smart device fabrication via precision patterning

Embodiments involve smart device fabrication for semiconductor processing tools via precision patterning. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor processing tool component includes providing a substrate of the semiconductor processing tool component, patterning the substrate to form a sensor directly on the substrate, and depositing a top layer over the sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329175

High temperature control knob

The invention is a high temperature control knob that is installed on the power control knob stem of an existing appliance to prevent a material being heated from reaching a predetermined maximum temperature (e.g., the burning point temperature for oil), and thereby preventing an undesired event (e.g., a fire). The high temperature control knob comprises an alignment means having at least one stop that is adjustable about a set of temperature markings containing the predetermined maximum temperature, and may further comprise a dial with an arm that mounts of the power control knob stem. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329172

Magnetic keyboard

A magnetic keyboard includes a base, a switch circuit board and plural keys. Each key includes a keycap, plural first magnetic elements and plural second magnetic elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329091

Semiconductor integrated circuit device

Prior known static random access memory (sram) cells are required that a diffusion layer be bent into a key-like shape in order to make electrical contact with a substrate with a p-type well region formed therein, which would result in a decrease in asymmetry leading to occurrence of a problem as to the difficulty in micro-patterning. To avoid this problem, the p-type well region in which an inverter making up an sram cell is formed is subdivided into two portions, which are disposed on the opposite sides of an n-type well region nw1 and are formed so that a diffusion layer forming a transistor has no curvature while causing the layout direction to run in a direction parallel to well boundary lines and bit lines. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329064

Method for making ultra-narrow read sensor and read transducer device resulting therefrom

Disclosed are methods for making ultra-narrow track width (tw) read sensors, and read transducers incorporating such sensors. The methods utilize side-wall line patterning techniques to prepare ultra-narrow mill masks that can be used to prepare the ultra-narrow read sensors.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329047

Multitask learning for spoken langauge understanding

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

11/10/16 / #20160329044

Semi-supervised learning of word embeddings

Software that trains an artificial neural network for generating vector representations for natural language text, by performing the following steps: (i) receiving, by one or more processors, a set of natural language text; (ii) generating, by one or more processors, a set of first metadata for the set of natural language text, where the first metadata is generated using supervised learning method(s); (iii) generating, by one or more processors, a set of second metadata for the set of natural language text, where the second metadata is generated using unsupervised learning method(s); and (iv) training, by one or more processors, an artificial neural network adapted to generate vector representations for natural language text, where the training is based, at least in part, on the received natural language text, the generated set of first metadata, and the generated set of second metadata.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329020

Frontlight system with multiple angle light-turning features

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for light-guiding layers including light-turning features with multiple reflective surfaces oriented at different angles to the light-guiding layer. In one aspect, the multiple reflective surfaces may be located on each individual light-turning feature, while in another aspect, the multiple reflective surfaces may be located on separate light-turning features. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329002

Overhead sign hanging system

An overhead sign display system is provided for facilitating the hanging of overhead retail signs, banners and the like upon a line stretched across opposing horizontal supports suspended from the ceiling or affixed to an upright support from the floor or other fixture in a safe, efficient and sturdy manner and to provide an efficient way of maintaining tension on the line. The system includes a free floating reel constructed of a rod around which is coiled a line held in place by a spacer, washers and nuts and which is then inserted into a first end of a horizontal support housing such that the line can be stretched taut across and fastened to the opposing support or fixture then tightened by turning the reel in an opposite direction and securing the reel in place inside the housing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328984

Computer-implemented frameworks and methodologies for enabling adaptive functionality based on a knowledge model

The present invention relates to computer-implemented frameworks and methodologies for enabling adaptive functionality based on a knowledge model. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for providing an improved computer-implemented learning environment, for example in the context of generating, delivering and managing adaptive tutorials.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328975

Electronic device, control method for electronic device, and control program for electronic device

An electronic device includes: a monitor unit configured to monitor a speed and a position of a host car and a preceding car; a reception unit configured to receive traffic signal information including at least a current display state of a traffic light and information on a timing when the display of the traffic light is changed; a prediction unit configured to generate a first prediction result and a second prediction result; and a warning unit configured to give a first-stage warning when the first prediction result indicates that the preceding car will go into the intersection where the traffic light changes to the red signal display state, and give a second-stage warning when the second prediction result indicates that the preceding car cannot stop before the intersection where the traffic light is in the red signal display state without braking suddenly.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328966

Motorist comfort and safety aid for use when changing tires

The present invention relates to a device used to assist motorists when changing flat tires. More specifically the present invention relates to a pad for protecting the motorist's knee(s) while kneeling on the ground to change a flat tire and one or more integrally stowed, detachable high-intensity flashers that may be placed along the road behind the user as a warning to approaching motorists.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328948

Systems and methods for encouraging hand washing compliance

In some embodiments, a hand washing compliance system includes a primary soap dispenser adapted to be located near an entrance to a room, the primary soap dispenser comprising a motion sensor configured to detect passage of an individual through the room entrance, a soap dispensation sensor configured to detect dispensation of soap from the primary soap dispenser, and a communication device configured to enable communication with other soap dispensers, and a secondary soap dispenser adapted to be located inside of the room, the secondary soap dispenser comprising a soap dispensation sensor configured to detect dispensation of soap from the secondary soap dispenser, a communication device configured to enable communication with other soap dispensers, and a warning indicator configured to generate an alert that encourages individuals entering the room to wash their hands.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328946

Alarm device and electronic device using the same

A device to issue an alarm when an operating voltage is below or above a set range includes a detecting circuit, a processing circuit, and a warning circuit. The detecting circuit has first and second predetermined voltages preset and an operating voltage is read from an electronic component. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328931

Tent alarm system

An alarm system for protecting an occupant of an outdoor tent, warning the occupant of an approaching animal and serving as a defensive weapon against the animal. The alarm system comprises a plurality of individual alarms for positioning about a perimeter of the outdoor tent, each alarm being situated in a stand or a section of ground near the outdoor tent. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328888

Apparatus for warning of occurrence of error of device

Proposed is a warning system which includes: a warning device; a display device; an ic cpu for controlling the operation of the display device and the warning device; and a master ecu for, connected to the ic cpu through a communication channel and connected to one or more warning devices through a hardware channel, controlling the operation of the warning device through the ic cpu. The master ecu includes an error detection module to monitor regularly the data validity of the communication channel, the warning device and the response of the ic cpu, and an on/off module to operate the warning device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328838

Automatic target recognition system with online machine learning capability

A method and apparatus for real-time target recognition within a multispectral image includes generating radiance signatures from reflectance signatures, sensor information and environment information and detecting targets in the multispectral image with a sparsity-driven target recognition algorithm utilizing set of parameters tuned with a deep neural network.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328837

Method and system for defect classification

Defect classification includes acquiring one or more images of a specimen, receiving a manual classification of one or more training defects based on one or more attributes of the one or more training defects, generating an ensemble learning classifier based on the received manual classification and the attributes of the one or more training defects, generating a confidence threshold for each defect type of the one or more training defects based on a received classification purity requirement, acquiring one or more images including one or more test defects, classifying the one or more test defects with the generated ensemble learning classifier, calculating a confidence level for each of the one or more test defects with the generated ensemble learning classifier and reporting one or more test defects having a confidence level below the generated confidence threshold via the user interface device for manual classification.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328724

System and method for forecasting with sparse time panel series using dynamic linear models

A system and method for forecasting sales is presented. A set of stock keeping units (skus) is received, then placed into a plurality of clusters of skus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328681

Computerized customization of default actions

Streamlining default actions associated with features of computing systems based at least in part on training models using user behaviors and relevant attributes is described. Specifically, techniques describe streamlining availability (e.g., free/busy) information associated with electronic calendars to facilitate scheduling meetings between two or more users. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328661

Scalable complex event processing with probabilistic machine learning models to predict subsequent geolocations

Provided is a process, including: obtaining a set of historical geolocations; segmenting the historical geolocations into a plurality of temporal bins; determining pairwise transition probabilities between a set of geographic places based on the historical geolocations; configuring a compute cluster by assigning subsets of the transition probabilities to computing devices in the compute cluster; receiving a geolocation stream indicative of current geolocations of individuals; selecting a computing device in the compute cluster in response to determining that the computing device contain transition probabilities for the received respective geolocation; selecting transition probabilities applicable to the received respective geolocation from among the subset of transition probabilities assigned to the selected computing device; predicting a subsequent geographic place based on the selected transition probabilities.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328660

Machine learning system, method, and program product for point of sale systems

A machine learning innovation for point of sale systems is provided which includes a scanner component, which can scan at least one of the following codes: barcode, qr code, rfid or any other new code and id, a camera component, which can get image or picture of objects, and a compute component with prediction algorithm to classify the object. The system also includes a method with prediction and learning capability that sends the classified labels to central controller or server. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328655

Systems and methods for multi-task bayesian optimization

Techniques for use in connection with performing optimization using a plurality of objective functions associated with a respective plurality of tasks. The techniques include using at least one computer hardware processor to perform: identifying, based at least in part on a joint probabilistic model of the plurality of objective functions, a first point at which to evaluate an objective function in the plurality of objective functions; selecting, based at least in part on the joint probabilistic model, a first objective function in the plurality of objective functions to evaluate at the identified first point; evaluating the first objective function at the identified first point; and updating the joint probabilistic model based on results of the evaluation to obtain an updated joint probabilistic model.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328653

Systems and methods for parallelizing bayesian optimization

Techniques for use in connection with performing optimization using an objective function. The techniques include using at least one computer hardware processor to perform: beginning evaluation of the objective function at a first point; before evaluating the objective function at the first point is completed: identifying, based on likelihoods of potential outcomes of evaluating the objective function at the first point, a second point different from the first point at which to evaluate the objective function; and beginning evaluation of the objective function at the second point.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328647

Bit width selection for fixed point neural networks

A method for selecting bit widths for a fixed point machine learning model includes evaluating a sensitivity of model accuracy to bit widths at each computational stage of the model. The method also includes selecting a bit width for parameters, and/or intermediate calculations in the computational stages of the mode. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328646

Fixed point neural network based on floating point neural network quantization

A method of quantizing a floating point machine learning network to obtain a fixed point machine learning network using a quantizer may include selecting at least one moment of an input distribution of the floating point machine learning network. The method may also include determining quantizer parameters for quantizing values of the floating point machine learning network based at least in part on the at least one selected moment of the input distribution of the floating point machine learning network to obtain corresponding values of the fixed point machine learning network.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328644

Adaptive selection of artificial neural networks

A method of adaptively selecting a configuration for a machine learning process includes determining current system resources and performance specifications of a current system. A new configuration for the machine learning process is determined based at least in part on the current system resources and the performance specifications. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328631

Learning-based aorta segmentation using an adaptive detach and merge algorithm

Systems and methods for segmenting a structure of interest in medical imaging data include generating a binary mask highlighting structures in medical imaging data, the highlighted structures comprising a connected component including a structure of interest. A probability map is computed by classifying voxels in the highlighted structures using a trained classifier. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328630

Object recognition apparatus and method

An object recognition apparatus and method thereof are disclosed. An exemplary apparatus may determine an image feature vector of a first image by applying a convolution network to the first image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328613

Online domain adaptation for multi-object tracking

Methods and systems for online domain adaptation for multi-object tracking. Video of an area of interest can be captured with an image-capturing unit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328604

Systems and methods of monitoring activities at a gaming venue

Systems and methods are provided in relation to monitoring activities at a gaming venue. A system for monitoring activities at a gaming venue may be provided, including one or more capture devices configured to capture gesture input data, each of the capture devices disposed so that one or more monitored individuals are within an operating range of the data capture device; and one or more electronic datastores configured to store a plurality of rules governing activities at the gaming venue; an activity analyzer comprising: a gesture recognition component configured to: receive gesture input data captured by the one or more capture devices; extract a plurality of sets of gesture data points from the captured gesture input data, each set corresponding to a point in time, and each gesture data point identifying a location of a body part of the one or more monitored individuals with respect to a reference point on the body of the one or more monitored individuals; identify one or more gestures of interest by processing the plurality of sets of gesture data points, the processing comprising comparing gesture data points between the plurality of sets of gesture data points; a rules enforcement component configured to: determine when the one or more identified gestures of interest correspond to activity that contravenes one or more of the rules stored in the one or more electronic datastores.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328577

Integration platform and application interfaces for remote data management and security

Various embodiments implement a multiplatform system architected to provide secure messaging between a plurality of disparate systems (e.g., mobile devices, secure cloud systems, remote locations, health monitoring devices, fitness centers, etc.), co-ordinate resources associated with each of the disparate systems, manage communication between proprietary applications via customized application programming interfaces (apis) and manage reservation of resources of the disparate systems via the apis. Further embodiments enable an extensible system architecture to incorporate additional systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328576

Integration platform and application interfaces for remote data management and security

Various embodiments implement a multiplatform system architected to provide secure messaging between a plurality of disparate systems (e.g., mobile devices, secure cloud systems, remote locations, health monitoring devices, fitness centers, etc.), co-ordinate resources associated with each of the disparate systems, manage communication between proprietary applications via customized application programming interfaces (apis) and manage reservation of resources of the disparate systems via the apis. Further embodiments enable an extensible system architecture to incorporate additional systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328526

Case management system using a medical event forecasting engine

A case management tool uses a novel event forecast engine. The engine leverages a flexible and extensible data structure that combines diverse formats of claims (e.g., both medical and pharmacy) and that highlights “episodes” rather than items. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328522

Integration platform and application interfaces for remote data management and security

Various embodiments implement a multiplatform system architected to provide secure messaging between a plurality of disparate systems (e.g., mobile devices, secure cloud systems, remote locations, health monitoring devices, fitness centers, etc.), co-ordinate resources associated with each of the disparate systems, manage communication between proprietary applications via customized application programming interfaces (apis) and manage reservation of resources of the disparate systems via the apis. Further embodiments enable an extensible system architecture to incorporate additional systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328490

System and method for identifying clones

Methods for identifying geometric clones in a modelling system, or simulating modifications to construction of a multi-part product and corresponding data processing systems and computer readable media. A method includes choosing a template of a geometric form and generating and storing a map of the template, identifying a candidate geometric form in the system and exploring the identified candidate geometric form from a start point until returning to the start point or reaching a branch. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328475

Method and system for scheduling web crawlers according to keyword search

A method and a system for scheduling web crawlers according to keyword search. The method comprises: a scheduling end receiving a task request command sent by a crawling node; the scheduling end acquiring a secondary download link address from a priority bucket, generating tasks, adding the generated tasks into a task list, acquiring keyword link addresses from a dynamic bucket, deriving derivative link addresses of the quantities of pages corresponding to the keyword link addresses, generating tasks of the quantities of the pages according to the derivative link addresses of the quantities of the pages, adding the tasks of the quantities of the pages into the task list, acquiring a keyword link address from a basic bucket, generating tasks, adding the generated tasks into the task list, and the scheduling end returning the task list to the crawling node. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328388

Semi-supervised learning of word embeddings

Software that trains an artificial neural network for generating vector representations for natural language text, by performing the following steps: (i) receiving, by one or more processors, a set of natural language text; (ii) generating, by one or more processors, a set of first metadata for the set of natural language text, where the first metadata is generated using supervised learning method(s); (iii) generating, by one or more processors, a set of second metadata for the set of natural language text, where the second metadata is generated using unsupervised learning method(s); and (iv) training, by one or more processors, an artificial neural network adapted to generate vector representations for natural language text, where the training is based, at least in part, on the received natural language text, the generated set of first metadata, and the generated set of second metadata.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328336

Full-control remote controller based on waveform downloading and address selecting and an implementing method thereof

The invention relates to a full-control remote controller based on waveform downloading and address selecting and an implementing method thereof. The controller according to the invention comprises a single-chip system and a rechargeable battery with a usb port, wherein the single-chip system is provided with a remote control operation interface, an upper computer interface, a flash memory, a cpu and an infrared transmitting and receiving circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328247

Methods and apparatus to control a monitoring agent

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to control a monitoring agent. An example method includes instructing, via a processor, a monitoring agent of a compute node to perform a first monitoring operation associated with a first monitoring level. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328186

Printing apparatus, power-off control method, and recording medium

A printing apparatus includes: a receiver that externally receives a power-off command; a job execution portion that executes a job; a burden information obtaining portion that obtains burden information upon receipt of the power-off command by the receiver, the burden information relating to a burden to be imposed on a system of the printing apparatus for executing one or more jobs in a queue stored on the printing apparatus; and a processor that performs either of the following operations depending on the burden information obtained by the burden information obtaining portion: turning off the printing apparatus after making the job execution portion execute at least one, or all of the one or more jobs in the queue; and turning off the printing apparatus without making the job execution portion execute any job in the queue.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327919

Energy consumption predicting device for rolling line

The present invention includes (1) inputting, into a model expression that defines relation between various operating values of a facility operating on a material to be rolled and energy consumption of the facility, various actual operating values as the various operating values, to calculate an actual calculation value of the energy consumption; (2) dividing the actual value of the energy consumption by the actual calculation value to calculate a reference learning value of the energy consumption; (3) inputting the set operating value defined by the setting calculation unit only in one operating value, among various operating values of the model expression, while inputting the actual operating values collected by the actual value unit in other operating values to calculate a pseudo-actual calculation value of the energy consumption; (4) dividing the actual calculation value by the pseudo-actual calculation value to calculate a correction learning value; and (5) inputting the various set operating values as the various operating values of the model expression to calculate a prediction value of the energy consumption for the material to be rolled, which is scheduled to be conveyed to the rolling line next time or later, and multiplies the prediction value by the reference learning value and the correction learning value to calculate a corrected prediction value of the energy consumption.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327871

Inspection methods, substrates having metrology targets, lithographic system and device manufacturing method

Disclosed is a method of measuring overlay between upper and lower layers on a substrate using metrology targets formed by a lithographic process. The lithographic process is of a multiple-patterning type whereby first and second distinct populations of structures are formed in a single one of said layers (l1) by respective first and second patterning steps. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327864

Postitive resist compostion and patterning process

A positive resist composition is provided comprising (a) a resin comprising recurring units having adamantane ring and recurring units having cyclopentyl so that the resin may increase its alkali solubility under the action of acid, (b) a mixture of sulfonium salts, and (c) a solvent. By coating the resist composition as a resist film, forming a protective film thereon, and effecting immersion lithography, a pattern of good profile is formed at a high resolution.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327825

Active matrix substrate manufacturing method, display apparatus manufacturing method, and display apparatus

According to an embodiment of the present invention, an active matrix substrate manufacturing method includes: a step (a) of forming a thin film transistor on a substrate; a step (b) of forming an interlayer insulating layer covering the thin film transistor; a step (c) of forming a first electrode after the step (b); a step (d) of forming, after the step (c), a photospacer by applying a photosensitive resin material to the substrate and patterning the photosensitive resin material; and a step (e) of performing, after the step (d), plasma processing using a gas that contains a fluorine-based gas but does not contain oxygen gas.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327822

Liquid crystal display with backlight

A display may have an array of pixels that display images for a user. The backlight unit may have a light-guide layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327763

Multi-fiber, fiber optic cables and cable assemblies providing constrained optical fibers within an optical fiber sub-unit

Multi-fiber, fiber optic cables and cable assemblies providing constrained optical fibers within an optical fiber sub-unit are disclosed. The optical fiber sub-unit(s) comprises optical fibers disposed adjacent a sub-unit strength member(s) within a sub-unit jacket. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327750

Continuous evanescent perturbation gratings in a silicon photonic device

A method of fabricating a silicon photonic device and a system including a silicon photonic device are described. The method includes forming a photoresist layer on a silicon layer and patterning a mask formed on the photoresist layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327721

Optical fiber lighting device and method

A lighting device is provided that includes a plurality of laser diodes each producing light in respective beams and a plurality of collimating lenses optically aligned with respective beams of the plurality of laser diodes. The lighting device also includes a field lens optically aligned to receive the laser light emitted by each of the plurality of laser diodes and directed thereto by the plurality of collimating lenses. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327713

Wire grid polarizer and manufacturing method thereof, and display device

Disclosed are a wire grid polarizer and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device, which relate to the display technical field. The manufacturing method of the wire grid polarizer includes: coating a polymer monomer on the surface of the base substrate; subjecting the polymer monomer at a position corresponding to the resin protrusions to a curing treatment; forming a pattern of the resin protrusions disposed on the surface of the base substrate with intervals being provided between the resin protrusions; forming a metal layer on the surface of the substrate provided with the resin protrusions; and forming a pattern of wire grid formed of the metal wires disposed on the surface of the base substrate with intervals being provided between the metal wires by a single patterning process, such that each of the metal wires covers at least one surface for polarization of one resin protrusion.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327696

Large area organic light emitting panel

The present invention relates to a large area organic light emitting panel and, more particularly, to a large area organic light emitting panel which prevents an observer in front of the panel from recognizing a seam connecting organic light emitting panels, i.e. Which can implement a seamless effect. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327688

Anti-reflection glass substrate and method for manufacturing same

Provided is an anti-reflection glass substrate comprising an anti-reflection layer having a predetermined thickness from the surface, the anti-reflection glass substrate being characterized in that the anti-reflection layer has at least two layers of a first layer and a second layer successively provided in the depth direction from the surface, each of the first layer and the second layer has a plurality of pores, and the porosity of the first layer is smaller than the porosity of the second layer. In addition, provided is a method for manufacturing an anti-reflection glass substrate, the method successively comprising a step of etching a glass substrate using a first etching liquid and a step of etching the glass substrate using a second etching liquid, the method being characterized in that the molarity of multivalent metal ions of the first etching liquid is larger than the molarity of multivalent metal ions of the second etching liquid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327665

Control system for marine vibrators

Techniques are disclosed relating to control of seismic sources such as marine vibrators. According to some embodiments, iterative learning control (ilc) systems may be used to control such seismic sources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327663

Control system for marine vibrators operating near impulsive seismic signal sources

Techniques are disclosed relating to control of seismic sources such as marine vibrators. According to some embodiments, iterative learning control (ilc) systems may be used to control such seismic sources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327662

Control system for marine vibrators to reduce friction effects

Techniques are disclosed relating to control of seismic sources such as marine vibrators. According to some embodiments, iterative learning control (ilc) systems may be used to control such vibrator including an excitation signal and seismic sources. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327529

Monoazo-based dye for acid detection

The present invention relates to a monoazo-based dye for acid detection, which changes color upon addition of or exposure to acid and, more specifically, to a dye which changes color within a few seconds upon exposure to a trace amount of a strong acidic material, and a fiber product using the same. The monoazo-based dye for acid detection according to the present invention has an effect of reacting with a trace amount of strong acid to change color, and returning to the original color when the acid is removed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327364

Rifle scope handwheel kit

A kit for fitting a handwheel to a focussing control of a rifle scope is used to enlarge a focussing ring of the control, without having to remove the focussing ring from the control. The handwheel is secured by a headed bolt to a projecting stub shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327330

Method and device for controlling a freezing phase in a single-control combined refrigeration appliance, and related refrigeration appliance

A method for controlling a freezing phase in a single-control combined type refrigeration appliance, includes turning on a compressor and monitoring a refrigerator temperature of a refrigerator compartment and an evaporator temperature of an evaporator associated with the refrigerator compartment and an adjacent freezer compartment. If the refrigerator temperature is greater than an upper refrigerator threshold, a fan in fluidic communication between the freezer compartment and the refrigerator compartment is turned on until said refrigerator temperature is less than a lower refrigerator threshold, whereupon said fan is turned off. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327329

Method and device for controlling a freezing phase in a single-control combined refrigeration appliance, and related refrigeration appliance

A method for controlling a freezing phase in a single-control combined type refrigeration appliance, includes turning on a compressor and monitoring an evaporator temperature of an evaporator associated with the refrigerator compartment and an adjacent freezer compartment. If the evaporator temperature is less than a predetermined lower evaporator threshold, a fan is turned on, and if the temperature evaporator temperature is greater than an upper evaporator threshold, said fan is turned off. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327265

Reducing mercury emissions from the burning of coal

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

11/10/16 / #20160327149

Method and system for automatically controlling shift stage

A method for automatically controlling a shift stage may include a shift stage check operation of detecting a position of the shift stage of a vehicle, a driving and stopping sensing operation, of detecting driving state information of the vehicle to determine whether the vehicle is in a driving or a stopping condition, a learning preparing operation, of identifying whether the shift stage is shifted from a d stage to an n stage when it is determined that the shift stage enters the stopping condition at the d stage, a learning operation, of measuring a shifting time from when the shift stage enters the stopping condition at the d stage to when the shift stage is shifted to the n stage, and a learning execution operation, of automatically shifting the shift stage from the d stage to the n stage in the stored shifting time.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160326934

Control method for informing a driver when to clean diesel particulate filter

The present disclosure provides a control method for informing a driver when to clean a diesel particulate filter (dpf). The control method for informing a driver when to clean a diesel particulate filter may include informing a driver of the time when to clean the dpf by operating a warning device depending on at least one of a differential pressure of the dpf and engine oil consumption.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160326874

Internal combustion engine

The rotor (2), rotates in consequence of combustion and consequent expansion of gases, inserted in a cylinder (1). The rotor has cavities that, when turning, in conjunction with the opening and closing of valves (3 and 4), will forming chambers destined to generate the procedures of admission of gas, compression, combustion and exhaust. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160326585

Inflammation-enabling polypeptides and uses thereof

This present technology relates to the use of inflammation-enabling polypeptides (or their coding sequences) to screen for agents useful for the prevention, treatment and/or alleviations of symptoms associated with an inflammatory disorder, to identify individuals susceptible of developing an exacerbated inflammatory response as well as to determine if a therapeutic regimen is capable of preventing, treating or alleviating the symptoms associated to an inflammatory disorder in an individual. The present technology also provides methods for preventing, treating and/or alleviating the symptoms associated to an inflammatory condition based on the inhibition of expression or activity of the inflammation-enabling targets.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160326415

Organosiloxane compositions

A one or more component moisture cure organosiloxane composition that has strength in an uncured state (commonly referred to in the industry as “green strength”) and its uses. The composition comprises an organopolysiloxane polymer having a viscosity of at least 1000 mpa·s at 25° c. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160326202

Iron(ii) catalysts containing tridentate pnp ligands, their synthesis, and use thereof

The application describes catalytic materials for hydrogenation or asymmetric hydrogenation. In particular, the application describes iron(ll) complexes containing tridentate diphosphine pnp ligands useful for catalytic hydrogenation.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325986

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

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

11/10/16 / #20160325955

Placement station for placing flat items and feeding them to a singularization station and method

A placement station for placing flat items has multiple transport elements extending through a related opening in a placement deck of the placement station. All transport elements are driven by a single drive motor via toothed belt discs and toothed belts. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325942

Overturning and shifting mechanism

An overturning and shifting mechanism, comprising: a carrier platform (10) on which a first item-sensing device (12) is disposed; a transporting device (11) on which a second item-sensing device (13) is disposed; an overturning device (14) which is positioned between the carrier platform (10) and the transporting device (11) and which comprises a driving device (141) and a rotating arm (142), the rotating arm (142) being provided with a suction structure (15) thereon; and a control device which is connected with the first item-sensing device (12), the second item-sensing device (13), the driving device (141) and the suction structure (15), wherein according to sensing signals of the first item-sensing device (12) and the second item-sensing device (13), the control device controls the driving device to drive the rotating arm (142) to rotate reciprocatingly between the carrier platform (10) and the transporting device (11), while at the same time the control device controls sucking or releasing operation of the suction structure (15). The mechanism is mainly used in production process of display devices and solves problems in contaminations and deformations due to overturning and shifting of display panels by manual operations in the conventional arts.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325806

Standup paddle outrigger watercraft

A standup paddleboard outrigger includes a long, narrow, lightweight displacement hull and a pair of outrigger pontoons mounted to a bridge. The two parts disengage for easy storage and transport. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325799

Seat device

A seat device that is capable of improving body pressure distribution during traveling is provided. In a seat device including a seating seat, in both of end portions in the seat width direction of the seating seat, at positions interposed between the bottom plate and a cushion member of the seating seat, turning plates are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325682

Vehicle vision system with road line sensing algorithm and lane departure warning

A vehicle vision system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle. An image processor is operable, responsive to image processing of captured image data, to synthesize captured image data to generate a reduced distortion bird's-eye view image of a region exterior and near the vehicle and encompassed by the fields of view of the cameras. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325676

System and method for warning a driver of pedestrians and other obstacles

A system for warning of potential hazards when driving a vehicle has a sensor coupled to the vehicle capturing data of objects located around the vehicle. A control unit is coupled to the sensor processing the data captured by the sensor and generating graphical representations of the objects captured by the sensor and warning indicators alerting a diver of the vehicle to the objects. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325538

Method and apparatus for applying film

The present invention provides a method for applying a film in which non-contact repulsive forces generated by ultrasonic vibration are applied using an ultrasonic vibration unit (a) to a surface of a substrate so as to support the surface of the substrate without contact, and a film is pressed and applied to the other surface of the substrate using a pressing roller. The ultrasonic vibration unit (a) may comprise: an ultrasonic vibration body facing a surface of the substrate; and an ultrasonic excitement unit for exciting the ultrasonic vibration body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325523

Antislip sheet material with twisted tapes

A sheet of material suitable for roofing or industrial wrapping applications has an anti-skid surface formed by ridges of twisted tapes. The sheet comprises a woven scrim of warp tapes and weft tapes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325522

Antislip sheet material with twisted tapes

A sheet of material suitable for roofing or industrial wrapping applications has an anti-skid surface formed by ridges of twisted tapes. The sheet comprises a woven scrim of warp tapes and weft tapes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325521

Antislip sheet material with twisted tapes

A sheet of material suitable for roofing or industrial wrapping applications has an anti-skid surface formed by ridges of twisted tapes. The sheet comprises a woven scrim of warp tapes and weft tapes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325505

Micro-pillar methods and apparatus

A computer produces a digital model that efficiently describes a dense array of many micro-pillars. The digital model achieves this efficiency by describing an entire micro-pillar with only a few parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325457

Method of patterning electricaly-conductive film on a flexible substrate

A method of patterning a combined layer of an electrically-conductive film, such as indium-tin-oxide (ito), that is disposed on a flexible substrate includes bending the combined layer about a radius of curvature. The combined layer is initially bent in a first direction so that the electrically-conducive film is distal to the radius of curvature, so as to form initial dielectric lines in the electrically-conductive film. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325413

Wrench with multiple display windows and optical warning method thereof

A wrench with multiple display windows includes a body, two side display window lighting modules and a main display window lighting module. The two side display window lighting modules are illuminated synchronously with each other. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325401

Abrading device

An abrading device includes a funnel and an outlet orifice disposed within the funnel for passage of abrasive material, where a distance between the outlet orifice and a bottom end of the funnel is adjustable. An exhaust tube is coupled to the funnel for withdrawal of spent abrasive material from the funnel.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325190

Spinning top toy

A spinning top toy including a body and a separate shaft portion. The body has a first hook and the shaft portion has a second hook. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325138

Swing analyzing device, swing analyzing method, storage medium, and swing analyzing system

A calculator matches a predetermined point in time of first time series information concerning a first swing and the predetermined point in time of second time series information concerning a second swing and calculates a divergence degree between the first time series information and the second time series information. A determiner determines, on the basis of the divergence degree between the first time series information and the second time series information, whether the first swing and the second swing are approximate to each other.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325128

Aqueous film-forming foam fire fighting system, method and apparatus

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed concerning an aqueous foam fire suppression system. The aqueous foam can be contained within a container that allows longer term, low maintenance storage of the aqueous foam. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160324757

Compositions for application to the skin for reducing adhesion of pollution particles on skin and methods of preparing same

Provided in various embodiments are compositions for topical application to the skin of a mammal, methods for their preparation, and their uses in skin care compositions to reduce adhesion of unwanted particles to the skin. When a hydrophobic non-volatile solvent and a hydrophobic non-volatile high melting point material with a melting point in the range of 60° c. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160324471

Warning device against cardiac arrest caused by arrhythmia and sleeping monitoring band

A wrist band shaped device which can accurately warn when there is something wrong with heart by reducing interference of noise and by easily detecting heart condition in everyday life.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160324457

Method and system for assessment of cognitive function based on mobile device usage

A system and method that enables a person to unobtrusively assess their cognitive function from mobile device usage. The method records on the mobile device the occurrence and timing of user events comprising the opening and closing of applications resident on the device, the characters inputted, touch-screen gestures made, and voice inputs used on those applications, performs the step of learning a function mapping from the mobile device recordings to measurements of cognitive function that uses a loss function to determine relevant features in the recording, identifies a set of optimal weights that produce a minimum of the loss function, creates a function mapping using the optimal weights, and performs the step of applying the learned function mapping to a new recording on the mobile device to compute new cognitive function values.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160324192

Cable drive manual popcorn popper

Manual popcorn poppers with integrated stirrers and methods of making and using such poppers are disclosed. Some embodiments of an exemplary popcorn popper may include a pot or pan and a lid. ... Corning Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160324070

Non-row sensitive forage harvester header

A non-row sensitive forage harvester header utilizes a single rotary transfer member to convey severed crop material from the forwardly positioned rotary cutting members to the feed rolls of the forage harvester. A fixed guide plate dislodges severed crop from the right cutting member to transfer the crop material to the left cutting member to convey the crop further rearwardly to the rotary transfer member. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160324016

Glass articles having films with moderate adhesion, retained strength and optical transmittance

One or more aspects relate to an article that includes a glass substrate having a first average strain-to-failure; and a crack mitigating layer disposed on a first major surface of the substrate forming a first interface. The article also includes a film disposed on the crack mitigating layer forming a second interface and having a second average strain-to-failure that is less than the first average strain-to-failure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323984

Discharge lamp lighting apparatus

A lighting apparatus of a discharge lamp is provided with a power supply section which supplies ac current to the discharge lamp, a power control section which outputs a signal concerning a control power value to the power supply section, and a pulse generating section which outputs a pulse wave to the power supply section. The power control section carries out a control of differentiating the control power value at a first period and the control power value at a second period, in a direction that a difference is reduced between average light intensities or average powers of the discharge lamp at the first period and the second period, in comparison with a case where the control power value is identical at the first period and the second period.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323967

Self-learning auto-cutoff daylight detection control for light fixtures

A light fixture can include at least one light fixture component comprising at least one light source that emits a first level of fixture light. The light fixture can also include at least one sensor that measures a first total light amount at a first time of a first day, where the first total light amount includes the first level of fixture light and a first natural light amount. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323785

Method and system for returning to long term evolution network and mobile switching center

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a mobile switching center and a system for returning to a long term evolution network, which may prevent a ue which does not need to return to the lte network from mistakenly returning to the lte network. The method includes: receiving a first csfb indication corresponding to a ue that is sent by a mme after the ue initiates csfb, wherein the first csfb indication is used for identifying that the ue needs to return to a lte network after circuit service of the ue is finished; and sending, according to the first csfb indication, a second csfb indication corresponding to the ue to an rnc/bsc when the circuit service of the ue is finished, wherein the second csfb indication is used for indicating that the rnc/bsc is to notify the ue of returning to the lte network.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323692

Invisiblemask: a tangible mechanism to enhance mobile device smartness

An inter-app switching method on a mobile device is provided. The method includes receiving at least one input associated with mobile app usage from a user and determining whether a pre-defined trigger is enabled based on the at least one received input. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323678

Binaural hearing assistance system comprising a database of head related transfer functions

The application relates to a binaural hearing assistance system comprising left and right hearing assistance devices adapted for being located at or in a left and right ear, respectively, of a user, each of the left and right hearing assistance devices comprising a) an input unit for providing one or more electric input signals based on one or more input sounds of a sound field surrounding the binaural hearing assistance system; b) a source separation unit for separating and localizing one or more sound sources ss in said sound field relative to the input transducer unit based on said one or more electric input signals, and providing respective separated sound source signals xs, and localization parameters lps of said one or more sound sources (s=1, 2, . . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323636

Iptv diagnostics system

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

11/03/16 / #20160323536

Apparatus for playing back recorded video images related to event, and method thereof

An apparatus includes a recording unit configured to record a video image, a generation unit configured to generate, when a first type of event in which a state of an object changes is detected from the video image, an index associating the first type and a second type of event related to the first type in the video image, and a playback unit configured to play back, when the first type is specified, a video image concerning the second type corresponding to the specified first type based on the index.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323459

Systems and methods for providing renewable wireline and wireless services and goods

Methods for provisioning wireline or wireless services and goods to at least one prepaid or postpaid customer in a communications network are provided. In one such method, a request is received for at least one service or good from a prepaid customer and it is determined based upon the request if sufficient funds are available to pay for the requested service and, if not, a warning message is sent to the customer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323438

Server providing a quieter open space work environment

A server for providing a quieter environment in an open work space that has a plurality of work places used by a plurality of users comprises a processor configured to receive digital audio signals corresponding to ambient noises captured by microphones at the work places, compute average values that represent current noises at the work places, compute a threshold value that represents a current noise in a neighbourhood of a first work place as a function of p values that represent the current noises at p work places that are neighbors of the first work place, compare each digital audio signal with the threshold value, determine the digital audio signals that are greater than the threshold value to determine at least one work place that corresponds to a digital audio signal that is greater than the threshold value, and send a warning to a user of the determined at least one work place.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323366

User status reports provided by an entertainment access system

An entertainment access system is provided that enables a user to request and receive status reports that present current information concerning a wide variety of items pertaining to the user's devices, entertainment content and usage rights in a standard, predictable and consistent manner that enhances rather than hinders the user experience. In some illustrative examples, the user can request the status report from one of his devices that is registered with the entertainment access system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323165

Method of diagnosis of service functions in an ip network

A method for diagnosing service functions in an ip domain including a pdp node, which makes decisions relating to structuring of a service function chain relying on a set of service functions (sf), and notifies these decisions to other nodes of the ip domain, and at least one sf node associated with at least one sf function hosted by or accessible via the sf node. The method includes: a diagnosing node sending a request to an sf node (a diagnosed node) concerning a diagnosed sf function, which is identified in the request and/or is the only sf function associated with the diagnosed node; the diagnosed node forms at least one diagnostic operation concerning the diagnosed function; and the diagnosed node sends a response to the diagnosing node, the response including an indication of success or failure of the diagnostic operation or of non-operation or malfunction of the diagnosed function.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323108

Accessing content by processing secure optical codes

Mechanisms for accessing a resource based on interpretation of a secure optical code are provided. The mechanisms capture, by an image capture device, an image of the secure optical code. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323068

Hybrid automatic repeat request method and related apparatus

A hybrid automatic repeat request method includes receiving a packet sent by a transmit end; checking n data sub-blocks included in the packet, and generating feedback information according to a check result, where the feedback information includes n check characters corresponding to the n data sub-blocks, and the check character is an acknowledgment character ack or a negative acknowledgment character nack; and returning the feedback information to the transmit end. In technical solutions of the present disclosure, feedback information that includes n check characters corresponding to n data sub-blocks of a packet is used and the feedback information is returned to a transmit end, so that a data sub-block can be selected, according to the negative acknowledgment character nack, to perform retransmission. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322900

Switching converter with accurate zero current detection and control method thereof

A zero current detection method used in a switching converter, wherein the switching converter has a first switch, a second switch with a body diode, and a tank element. The current flowing through the tank element increases when the first switch is on and the second switch is off, and decreases when the first switch is off and the second switch is on. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322803

Cable protection device

One embodiment of a disclosed cable protection device connected between the positive and negative wires of the cable that provides an efficient method of protection from overheating of the device due to changes in temperatures with minimal power dissipation. The cable protection device includes a temperature monitoring device that continuously senses the temperature of the cable and device to check for overheating. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322781

Dissipating heat from electronic devices

An electronic apparatus includes first and second electronic devices, and first and second heat sinks for dissipating heat, wherein there is each of electrical conductivity between the first electronic device and the first heat sink, thermal conductivity between the first electronic device and the first heat sink, electrical conductivity between the second electronic device and the second heat sink, and thermal conductivity between the second electronic device and the second heat sink, wherein electrical conductivity is provided between the first and second heat sinks, and wherein thermal resistance is provided between the first and second heat sinks, so that the second heat sink remains cooler than the first heat, such as for protecting the second electrical device from the heat generated by the first electronic device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322749

Connector with anti-decoupling mechanism

The connector assembly may include a ratcheting feature which prevents the coupling nut from turning due to vibration or shock. The coupling nut may include an engagement surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322748

Power feed connector

A power feed connector includes: a tubular case that has a front end opening portion being open at a front end in a central axis direction; a connector main body that is accommodated inside the tubular case and is slidable in the central axis direction; an operation lever portion that has a first end being disposed inside the tubular case; a link mechanism that is directly connected to the connector main body and the operation lever portion and converts a turning motion of the operation lever portion into a linear motion of the connector main body in the central axis direction; and a grip portion that is integrally provided with the tubular case and extends in a direction intersecting the central axis direction. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322694

Electrically conductive articles with discrete metallic silver layers and methods for making same

An electrically conductive article that includes a monolithic glass body having a first primary surface; and an electrically conducting element formed in the body. The element includes a discrete layer, or a plurality of discrete layers, of metallic silver. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322653

System and method for returning material from the br2 side of an h2/br2 flow battery back after crossover

A flow battery system includes a first tank having a hydrogen reactant, a second tank having a bromine electrolyte, at least one cell including a hydrogen reactant side operably connected to the first tank through an ¾ feed and return system and a bromine electrolyte side operably connected to the second tank, and a crossover return system. The crossover return system includes a vessel operably connected to the ¾ feed and return system and configured to receive an effluent containing a first portion of the hydrogen reactant and a second portion of the bromine electrolyte, the vessel configured to separate the first portion from the second portion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322461

Method for producing fin structures of a semiconductor device in a substrate

A method for producing fin structures, using directed self assembly (dsa) lithographic patterning, in an area of a semiconductor substrate includes providing a semiconductor substrate covered with a shallow trench isolation (sti) layer stack on a side thereof; defining a fin area on that side of the substrate by performing a lithographic patterning step other than dsa, wherein the fin structures will be produced in the fin area; and producing the fin structures in the semiconductor substrate within the fin area according to a predetermined fin pattern using dsa lithographic patterning. The disclosure also relates to associated semiconductor structures.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322362

Methods of manufacturing semiconductor devices having buried contacts and related semiconductor devices

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming bit line structures spaced apart from each other by first groove disposed in first direction, extending in first direction, and spaced apart from each other in second direction perpendicular to first direction, on substrate in which word line is buried; forming multilayer spacer on both sidewalls of bit line structure; forming sacrificial layer to fill first groove; forming second grooves spaced apart from each other in first direction and second direction, by patterning sacrificial layer; etching outermost spacer of multilayer spacer located in second groove; forming first supplementary spacer in second groove; forming insulating layer to fill second groove; and forming third grooves spaced apart from each other in first direction and second direction, on both sides of first supplementary spacer, by removing sacrificial layer and insulating layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322298

Cut first alternative for 2d self-aligned via

A method of lithographically cutting a mx line before the mx line is lithographically defined by patterning and the resulting 2dsav device are provided. Embodiments include forming an a-si dummy metal layer over a sio2 layer; forming a first softmask stack over the a-si dummy metal layer; patterning a plurality of vias through the first softmask stack down to the sio2 layer; removing the first soft mask stack; forming first and second etch stop layers over the a-si dummy metal layer, the first etch stop layer formed in the plurality of vias; forming a-si mandrels on the second etch stop layer; forming oxide spacers on opposite sides of each a-si mandrel; removing the a-si mandrels; forming a-si dummy metal lines in the a-si dummy metal layer below the oxide spacers; and forming a sioc layer between the a-si dummy metal lines.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322293

Printed wiring board, method for producing printed wiring board and semiconductor device

The present invention provides a printed wiring board comprising: a conductor circuit on an insulating substrate, a white solder resist layer which is composed of a photosensitive resin composition on the insulating substrate having the conductor circuit, and a protective layer which is composed of a silicone resin composition on the white solder resist layer. The inventive printed wiring board shows superior thermo-discoloration resistivity and excellent patterning resolution.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322291

Work pieces and methods of laser drilling through holes in substrates using an exit sacrificial cover layer

Work pieces and methods of forming through holes in substrates are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of forming a through hole in a substrate by drilling includes affixing an exit sacrificial cover layer to a laser beam exit surface of the substrate, positioning a laser beam in a predetermined location relative to the substrate and corresponding to a desired location for the through hole, and forming the through hole by repeatedly pulsing the laser beam into an entrance surface of the substrate and through a bulk of the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322260

Block level patterning process

The present application relates to an optical planarizing layer etch process. Embodiments include forming fins separated by a dielectric layer; forming a recess in the dielectric layer on each side of each fin, each recess being for a metal gate; forming sidewall spacers on each side of each recess; depositing a high-k dielectric liner in each recess and on a top surface of each of the fins; depositing a metal liner over the high-k dielectric layer; depositing a non-conformal organic layer (ncol) over a top surface of the dielectric layer to pinch-off a top of each recess; depositing an opl and arc over the ncol; etching the opl, arc and ncol over a portion of the dielectric layer and recesses in a first region; and etching the portion of the recesses to remove residual ncol present at a bottom of each recess of the portion of the recesses.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322256

Technique that patterns both sides of a thin wafer to fabricate bi-directional devices

Methods and systems for fabricating bidirectional devices on both surfaces of a semiconductor wafer. Separation of the second handle wafer is accomplished by patterning a seal layer to form a grid before the second handle wafer is separated.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322236

Selective metal/metal oxide etch process

The present invention provides a process for selectively etching molybdenum or titanium relative to a oxide semiconductor film, including providing a substrate comprising a layer of oxide semiconductor and a layer comprising molybdenum or titanium on the layer of oxide semiconductor; preparing the substrate by applying a photoresist layer over the layer comprising molybdenum or titanium, and then patterning and developing the photoresist layer to form an exposed portion of the layer comprising molybdenum or titanium; providing a composition comprising ammonia or ammonium hydroxide, a quaternary ammonium hydroxide and a peroxide; and applying the composition to the exposed portion for a time sufficient to etch and remove the exposed portion of the layer comprising molybdenum or titanium, wherein the etching selectively removes the molybdenum or titanium relative to the oxide semiconductor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322226

Techniques for fabricating reduced-line-edge-roughness trenches for aspect ratio trapping

The present invention provides art techniques with reduced ler. In one aspect, a method of art with reduced ler is provided which includes the steps of: providing a silicon layer separated from a substrate by a dielectric layer; patterning one or more art lines in the silicon layer selective to the dielectric layer; contacting the silicon layer with an inert gas at a temperature, pressure and for a duration sufficient to cause re-distribution of silicon along sidewalls of the art lines patterned in the silicon layer; using the resulting smoothened, patterned silicon layer to pattern art trenches in the dielectric layer; and epitaxially growing a semiconductor material up from the substrate at the bottom of each of the art trenches, to form fins in the art trenches.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322096

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

11/03/16 / #20160322052

Method and system for generating a control command

A method is provided for generating a control command from a verbal statement that contains unrestricted phrasing and user-specific terms. The method includes the acts of: a) recording a voice command that has a multiplicity of words as an audio data stream by a recording device; b) sending of the audio data stream via a network to a first voice recognition device; c) reception of at least one data packet from the first voice recognition device, wherein the data packet contains information concerning which words in the audio data stream have not been recognized; d) at least partial recomition of the words that have not been recognized by the first voice recognition device by a second voice recognition device using at least one database; e compilation of the results from the first and second voice recognition devices to form a control command; and f) output of the control command.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321953

Pronunciation learning support system utilizing three-dimensional multimedia and pronunciation learning support method thereof

A pronunciation learning support system of the present invention comprises the steps of: acquiring at least one part of recommended air current information data including information on an air current flowing through an inner space of an oral cavity and recommended resonance point information data including information on a location on an articulator where a resonance is generated, during vocalization for a pronunciation corresponding to each subject to be pronounced; and providing an image by processing at least one of a process for displaying specific recommended air current information data corresponding to a specific subject to be pronounced, in the inner space of the oral cavity in an image being provided on a basis of a first perspective direction and a process for displaying, at a specific location on the articulator, specific recommended resonance point information data corresponding to the specific subject to be pronounced.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321949

Swing supporting device, swing supporting method, swing supporting system, and storage medium

An analyzer analyzes a predetermined indicator concerning a swing on the basis of information concerning a swing motion of at least one of an exercise instrument and a user who operates the exercise instrument. A selector selects, according to a result of the analysis of the indicator, a type of swing support information for supporting a swing of the user and outputs the type of the swing support information.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321947

System and method for treating patients having conditions that affect walking

A method for treating certain patients with walking impediments, such as stroke patents, are trained to walk more effectively by providing audio signals to them to reinforce them when they are walking properly, or to warn them to take remedial action when they are walking improperly. Sensors in an insert or shoe sense distribution of weight and foot strikes against a ground surface while walking, and an imu senses foot movement. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321946

Facilitating habit formation through use of mobile devices

The disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for facilitating formation of a new habit through use of a client device. A user may designate via a habit design application on the client device or a networked peripheral a desired habit step, trigger step, anchor step, and anchor condition. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321943

Alternating language learning system and method

The present disclosure is an improvement in language immersion learning which utilizes a dual language alternating platform and method to enhance the reader's ability to comprehend and learn a foreign language. The method can include the use of an e-book or similar digital device by the reader. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321939

Systems and techniques for personalized learning and/or assessment

Systems and techniques for personalized assessment and/or learning are provided. The system may select tasks and task content for a user consistent with an administrator's suggested learning regimen for the user, while also adapting the selection of tasks and task content based on the user's performance and/or context when the user is not being supervised by an administrator.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321936

System and method for hybrid course instruction

Systems and methods related to providing an electronic presentation to both in-class attendees and remotely located out-of-class attendees, in which video and audio associated with the presentation is provided to the remote attendees, and out-of-class programmable systems are programmed to execute an educational exercise associated with the presentation and be remotely operated by the remote attendees.. . ... Corning Incorporated