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Communication control device, communication control method, and communication control system

Provided is a communication control device including an information acquisition unit acquiring first information concerning a position a guard area for a first wireless communication system and second information concerning a position of a master node of a second wireless communication system which is secondarily operated using a frequency channel used by the first wireless communication system, a determination unit determining, using the first information and the second information acquired by the information acquisition unit, whether or not an interval between a reference point of the first wireless communication system and the master node meets a condition which depends on a width of the guard area and a communication distance assumed for the second wireless communication system, and a control unit causing the second wireless communication system to be operated with a given transmission power if the determination unit determines the interval meets the condition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

Systems and methods for optimizing mobile device radio management for user experience

A system and method for managing radios of a 4% wireless communication device are disclosed herein. The method can include controlling the radio based on the last selection of the user related to the state of the radio and on the state of the display of the wireless communication device. ... Corning Incorporated

Systems, methods, and devices having databases and automated reports for electronic spectrum management

Systems, methods and apparatus for spectrum data management for a radio frequency (rf) environment are disclosed. An apparatus comprises at least one receiver, an automatic signal detection (asd) module, and a learning and conflict detection engine. ... Corning Incorporated

System and method for network access point installation and access control

Disclosed herein are systems and methods configured to provide customized and guided instructions for the placement of multiple access points in a home envelope to optimize-coverage therein. The exemplified system and method facilitates the learning of the home envelope, the determining of placements of devices within different locations within the home envelope, and the guiding of the homeowner or occupant through the installation process of the devices at such placements. ... Corning Incorporated

System and method for media experience data

A system for passive collection of media experience data to increase efficiencies in identifying and delivering desired media content. Behavioral data measured with a wearable device and camera sensors, including physical activity and physiological data, may be captured during a media content presentation and analyzed with media contextual and experiential data to measure media experience data and render media connectedness values between a subject and the presented media content. ... Corning Incorporated

Push notification delivery system

An example method for delivery of push notifications includes receiving a push notification including a message and a destination, creating a send token, sending a push notification derived from the received push notification and the send token, and receiving push information concerning a processing of the sent push notification which is identified by the send token. An example system for delivering push notifications includes a server system having a processor, memory, and a network interface, where the memory stores program instructions including code segments for receiving a received push notification via the network interface. ... Corning Incorporated

Community space for sharing content

A digital magazine server generates an ownerless digital magazine for a community space. The digital magazine server is configured to receive a first sharing request for a community space from a user of the digital magazine server. ... Corning Incorporated

Device and method for virtual private network connection establishment

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

Using a machine learning classifier to assign a data retention priority for network forensics and retrospective detection

In one embodiment, a device in a network receives traffic data regarding one or more traffic flows in the network. The device applies a machine learning classifier to the traffic data. ... Corning Incorporated

System and method for tracking malware route and behavior for defending against cyberattacks

An attack tracking system includes multiple hosts in which first event data concerning object behavior are collected and pieces of host-based event information are created therefrom; a tracking information database server storing the pieces of host-based event information; a tracking information analysis server creating behavior events by defining malware behavior from the pieces of host-based event information, retrieving targets to be analyzed from the pieces of host-based event information and the behavior events based on a preset input value, creating first tracking contexts for identifying the malware behavior by analyzing the relationship between the pieces of host-based event information and the relationship between a set of the pieces of host-based event information and a set of the behavior events, and creating second tracking contexts tracking malware routes and behavior events between the multiple hosts by analyzing the correlation between the first tracking contexts.. . ... Corning Incorporated

Controller area network (can) communication system and error information recording device

Provided are a can communication system and an error information recording device that may be expected to facilitate identification of the cause of any error occurring in communication. The monitoring device is connected to a can bus and determines whether or not an error is included in a message transmitted by an ecu. ... Corning Incorporated

Control circuit and control method for turning on a power semiconductor switch

A control circuit for turning on a power semiconductor switch includes an input that receives a signal characterizing a switch-on behavior of the power semiconductor switch. A phase detection circuit detects two or more phases of the switch-on behavior of the power semiconductor switch in response to the signal that characterizes the switch-on behavior of the power semiconductor switch. ... Corning Incorporated

Methods and devices relating to high gain amplifiers

There is described herein methods and devices for high dc gain closed loop operation amplifiers exploiting cascaded low gain stages and a controller-based compensation circuit for stability.. . ... Corning Incorporated

Coaxial cable connector with integral rfi protection

A coaxial cable connector for coupling an end of a coaxial cable to a terminal is disclosed. The connector has a post assembled with a coupler. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373301

Top cover of power battery and power battery

This application provides a top cover of a power battery and a power battery, the top cover includes a top cover sheet, a first electrode unit and a second electrode unit, the first electrode unit includes a turning sheet, an insulating piece and a current cutting-off structure, the current cutting-off structure is fixed in radial projection range of an assembling hole and is electrically connected with the top cover sheet, the turning sheet is fixed at an underneath of the top cover sheet through the insulating piece, the turning sheet is electrically connected with the top cover sheet merely through the current cutting-off structure, and the turning sheet is capable of turning and breaking the current cutting-off structure when an internal pressure of the power battery exceeds a reference pressure, so as to cut off an electrical connection of the current cutting-off structure with the top cover sheet.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373280

Light extraction substrate for organic light emitting device, and organic light emitting device comprising same

The present invention provides a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting device, comprising: a base substrate; a scattering layer formed on the base substrate and made of tio2; a plurality of first light scatterers formed inside the scattering layer and having a porous form; and a flat layer formed on the scattering layer, wherein the scattering layer is internally permeated by a part of the materials constituting the flat layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373057

Array substrate and manufacturing method for the same

A manufacturing method for an array substrate is disclosed. The method includes: forming a gate electrode on a substrate; depositing a gate insulation layer, a semiconductor layer, a source-drain metal layer and a passivation layer on the gate electrode and the substrate, and through a mask process to perform a patterning process to the semiconductor layer, the source-drain metal layer and the passivation layer in order to form a semiconductor pattern, a source-drain pattern and a contact hole pattern; and forming an ito pixel electrode on the passivation layer and the contact hole pattern. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372974

Method and structure for mandrel and spacer patterning

An ic manufacturing method includes forming first mandrels and second mandrels over a substrate; and forming first spacers on sidewalls of the first mandrels and second spacers on sidewalls of the second mandrels. Each of the first and second spacers has a loop structure with two curvy portions connected by two lines. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372964

Semiconductor device and method comprising redistribution layers

A method of making a semiconductor package can include placing a single layer dielectric film on a temporary carrier substrate. A plurality of semiconductor die can be placed directly on the first surface of the single layer dielectric film. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372913

Pitch reduction technology using alternating spacer depositions during the formation of a semiconductor device and systems including same

A method for patterning a layer increases the density of features formed over an initial patterning layer using a series of self-aligned spacers. A layer to be etched is provided, then an initial sacrificial patterning layer, for example formed using optical lithography, is formed over the layer to be etched. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372906

Semiconductor device and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes stacking a semiconductor layer, a first sacrificial layer, and a second sacrificial layer, patterning the second sacrificial layer to form a second sacrificial pattern, forming a spacer pattern on both sides of the second sacrificial pattern, wherein a pitch of the spacer pattern is constant, and a width of the spacer pattern is constant, removing the second sacrificial pattern, forming a mask layer that covers the spacer pattern, forming a supporting pattern on the mask layer, wherein a width of the supporting pattern is greater than a width of the spacer pattern, and the supporting pattern is overlapped with the spacer pattern, transferring the supporting pattern and the spacer pattern onto the first sacrificial layer to form gate and supporting patterns, and transferring the gate and supporting patterns onto the semiconductor layer to form a gate and a supporting gate.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372891

Mechanisms for forming patterns using multiple lithography processes

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

12/28/17 / #20170372856

Circuit breaker system and safety operating handle for a circuit breaker system

A circuit breaker system includes an internal operating handle disposed inside an enclosure and coupled to a shaft extending from a circuit breaker. The internal operating handle includes a dog clutch coupled to the shaft and a rotary handle coupled to the dog clutch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372694

Dialogue act estimation method, dialogue act estimation apparatus, and storage medium

A dialogue act estimation method, in a dialogue act estimation apparatus, includes acquiring first training data indicating, in a mutually associated manner, text data of a first sentence that can be a current uttered sentence, text data of a second sentence that can be an uttered sentence immediately previous to the first sentence, speaker change information indicating whether a speaker of the first sentence is the same as a speaker of the second sentence, and dialogue act information indicating a class of the first sentence, learning an association between the current uttered sentence and the dialogue act information by applying the first training data to a model, and storing a result of the learning as learning result information in a memory.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372650

Ambient light color compensating device

Systems and methods that provide compensation for ambient light in a location of a display device are described. According to various embodiments, a method of compensating for ambient light in a display device is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372635

Learning system of chinese graphic characters and information processing method of operating the same

A learning system of chinese graphic characters and an information processing method of operating the same are disclosed. An electronic apparatus is connected to an information platform provided by a server and the server is connected to an information system building apparatus through an internet network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372612

Vehicle pedestrian safety system and methods of use and manufacture thereof

The systems and methods are directed to a vehicle control system for use with: a vehicle communications network, at least one source of pedestrian data relevant to at least one pedestrian's location, and at least one source of vehicle system data relevant to the vehicle's location and movement. The control system can include a processor that is configured to determine a vehicle's current location and speed based on the vehicle system data, build a predetermined number of vehicle polygons hardcoded into an application for representing a predicted path of the vehicle, build at least one pedestrian polygon representing a predicted path for at least one pedestrian detected in pedestrian data, and define a plurality of warning zones based on the vehicle polygons, and determine if one or more of the pedestrian polygons intersects at least one of the predetermined number of hardcoded vehicle polygons.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372609

Collision avoidance system

A collision avoidance system comprises: a following vehicle data acquiring unit that acquires following vehicle data indicating the relative position and relative speed of a following vehicle traveling behind the host vehicle; a travel data acquiring unit that obtains travel data indicating travel conditions for the host vehicle; a specific state extraction unit that extracts specific travel data indicating specific travel conditions for the host vehicle under which the possibility of a collision between the host vehicle and the following vehicle is high; a database unit storing a plurality of pieces of specific travel data; a determination unit that determines whether or not there is the possibility of a collision between the host vehicle and the following vehicle; and a warning data output unit that outputs warning data to the following vehicle if the determination unit determines that there is the possibility of a collision.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372586

Apparatus for detecting ferromagnetic objects at a protected doorway assembly

An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and nonmagnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372497

Systems and methods for translation of medical imaging using machine learning

A medical image (24) with contrast of one imaging modality is emulated from images with other contrast characteristics. A plurality of input images (20) of a region of interest with the other contrast characteristics is received. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372471

Method and system for detecting pathological anomalies in a digital pathology image and method for annotating a tissue slide

A method for annotating a tissue slide image, a system and a method performed by a computing system for detecting pathological anomalies in a digital pathology image are disclosed. The method performed by a computing system for detecting pathological anomalies in a digital pathology image includes providing a digital pathology image to the computing system and analyzing the digital pathology image using an identification module arranged on the computing system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372441

Infusion planning system with clinical decision support

An infusion planning system providing clinical decision support for dynamic patient treatment scheduling. The infusion planning system includes a graphical user interface and a rescheduling assistance engine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372371

Machine learning to manage contact with an inactive customer to increase activity of the customer

An approach is provided for managing a contact with an inactive customer. After grouping customers into active and inactive customers, the active customers are grouped according to activity segments corresponding to a level and style of activity. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372300

System and method for cryptographically verified data driven contracts

A system and method are disclosed that methodologies concerning cryptographically verified blockchain-based contract data inputs and off-chain side-effects. The system and method provide a deterministic and cryptographically verifiable chain of transactions, recorded on a blockchain (distributed ledger) system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372278

Payment system for carrying out electronic settlements using blockchain technology

Disclosed herein is a payment system based on use of a blockchain-based electronic currency substantiated by a reserve of assets, as well are methods for issuance and circulation of the aforementioned electronic currency and methods for maintaining a reserve of assets that substantiate the aforementioned electronic currency in the disclosed payment system. In one exemplary aspect, the system comprises a management module, executable by a computer processor, configured to create and manage one or more wallets of electronic currency for a system operator and a plurality of clients, execute electronic currency payment transactions by transferring electronic currency between one or more wallets of the system operator and/or a plurality of clients and recording information about the executed transactions in a private blockchain-based settlement network, manage information about the reserve of assets substantiating the electronic currency and control in real-time purchase or sale of assets on an external market in an amount required to fully substantiate the issued electronic currency at each moment of time; and an issuance center, executable by a computer processor, configured to receive in real-time information from the management module concerning an amount of the reserve of assets substantiating the electronic currency, perform centralized generation and controlled issuance of the electronic currency into circulation, wherein the generation of all the electronic currency is performed in a single block by creating this block in a blockchain using a mining operation that generates a maximum possible amount of the electronic currency, and wherein the generated electronic currency is issued into circulation in an amount equal to or less than the amount of the reserve of assets substantiating it, when the amount of the reserve of assets reaches a threshold amount, calculate, by the computer processor, in real-time, an amount of assets to be sold or purchased on the external market in order to fully substantiate the issued electronic currency based on a set of mathematical functions that account for distributions of moments of time of receiving from the clients orders for purchasing or selling of electronic currency using a fiat currency and size of the received orders, and transmit to the management module an order to purchase or sell the calculated amount of assets, on the external market, to maintain a sufficient amount of reserve to fully substantiate the electronic currency at each moment of time.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372268

Contextual model-based event scheduling

Various techniques for performing contextual event scheduling with an event scheduling service are disclosed herein. In an example, data is processed at an event scheduling service, based on the use of a trained machine learning model that is specific to a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372267

Contextual model-based event rescheduling and reminders

Various techniques for performing contextual event rescheduling with an event scheduling service are disclosed herein. In an example, data is processed at an event scheduling service, based on the use of a trained machine learning model that is specific to a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372266

Context-aware map from entities to canonical forms

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a mapping engine that selects a candidate job title(s) from a portion of a job title taxonomy that corresponds with a job title(s) in profile data of a target member account of a social network service. For each respective candidate job title in the plurality of candidate job titles, the mapping engine assembles, according to an encoded rule(s) of a machine learning model for the respective candidate job title, feature vector data based in part on profile data of the target member account. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372234

Predicting a consumer selection preference based on estimated preference and environmental dependence

An information processing apparatus includes a history acquisition section configured to acquire history data including a history indicating that a plurality of selection subjects have selected selection objects; a learning processing section configured to allow a choice model to learn a preference of each selection subject for a feature and an environmental dependence of selection of each selection object in each selection environment using the history data, where the choice model uses a feature value possessed by each selection object, the preference of each selection subject for the feature, and the environmental dependence indicative of ease of selection of each selection object in each of a plurality of selection environments to calculate a selectability with which each of the plurality of selection subjects selects each selection object; and an output section configured to output results of learning by the learning processing section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372233

Creation, use and training of computer-based discovery avatars

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for developing, training, validating and deploying discovery avatars embodying mathematical models that may be used for document and data discovery and deployed within large data repositories. For example, an avatar may be constructed by machine learning processes, including by processing information related to what types of information analysts find useful in large data sets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372232

Data quality detection and compensation for machine learning

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for data quality detection and compensation for machine learning. A quality analysis module electronically identifies one or more data quality issues in machine learning training data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372231

Learning based routing of service requests

Techniques are described for routing service requests in a computer-implemented service environment. A received service request may be initially analyzed to determine a priority of the request. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372230

Machine learning management method and machine learning management apparatus

A machine learning management apparatus calculates, for each of a plurality of second models that are generated by model searches by a plurality of algorithms using a plurality of sets of second training data and based on prediction performance of first models, an index value used to determine whether to generate each second model. The machine learning management apparatus then sets the number of second models that are generated using a set of second training data and have an index value at least equal to a threshold as the priority for caching that second training data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372229

Method and apparatus for managing machine learning process

A processor obtains a first measurement value representing prediction performance of a model that has been learned by using a first parameter value and training data of first size. The processor calculates a first expected value and a first variance degree of prediction performance of a model that would be learned by using the first parameter value and training data of second size. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372226

Privacy-preserving machine learning

A multi-party privacy-preserving machine learning system is described which has a trusted execution environment comprising at least one protected memory region. An code loader at the system loads machine learning code, received from at least one of the parties, into the protected memory region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372225

Targeting content to underperforming users in clusters

A method is provided that includes obtaining individual behavior data of a target user and crowd behavior data of other users, and executing a machine learning algorithm to determine performance benchmarks for tasks based on the crowd behavior data. The method further includes aggregating the other users into a plurality of user clusters, classifying the target user into one of the clusters, identifying one or more focus features of the target user that underperform at least one benchmark of the one or more features of the plurality of users in the user cluster to which the target user is classified, identify targeted content associated with the one or more tasks or chains of tasks based on the one or more identified features of the target user, and deliver the targeted content via the computing device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372224

Deep learning for imputation of industrial multivariate time-series

A method for imputing multivariate-time series data in a predictive model includes performing historical training of the predictive model by accessing data element information obtained from a real world physical asset, the data element information representing operational characteristics or measurements of the real world physical asset, examining configuration details of the real world physical asset, evaluating an expressiveness of the predictive model by comparing the predicative model to the configuration details, developing the model to express the configuration details, training the developed model by running scenarios based on the data element information, comparing error metrics between a model prediction and a corresponding one of the data element information, deploying the model if the error metrics are within predetermined parameters, and retraining the model if the error metrics are outside the predetermined parameters. A non-transitory computer readable medium and a system for implementing the method are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372221

Cognitive machine learning classifier generation

A computer-implemented method includes creating a classifier by: training a machine learning model using two or more tasks, wherein the tasks lie in two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one attribute common to at least two of said two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one latent feature that affects at least two of the two or more tasks that fall within one of the at least two domains; and constructing the classifier based on said machine learning model. The computer-implemented method further includes applying the classifier to at least one operational task.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372220

Cognitive machine learning classifier generation

A computer-implemented method includes creating a classifier by: training a machine learning model using two or more tasks, wherein the tasks lie in two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one attribute common to at least two of said two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one latent feature that affects at least two of the two or more tasks that fall within one of the at least two domains; and constructing the classifier based on said machine learning model. The computer-implemented method further includes applying the classifier to at least one operational task.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372216

Personal protective equipment system having analytics engine with integrated monitoring, alerting, and predictive safety event avoidance

In some examples, a system includes an article of personal protective equipment (ppe) comprising one or more sensors, the one or more sensors configured to generate usage data that is indicative of an operation of the article of ppe; and at least one computing device comprising a memory and one or more computer processors that: receive the usage data that is indicative of the operation of the article of ppe; apply the usage data to a safety learning model that predicts a likelihood of an occurrence of a safety event associated with the article of ppe based at least in part on previously generated usage data that corresponds to the safety event; and perform, based at least in part on predicting the likelihood of the occurrence of the safety event, at least one operation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372206

Systems and methods for predicting gender and age of users based on social media data

Prediction systems and methods are provided. The system obtains a first social media data pertaining to a first set of users, filters the first social media data to obtain a filtered social media data, generates a word embedding matrix including co-occurrence words each represented as a vector having a context, aggregates vectors pertaining each social data to obtain a first set of vectors, and trains machine learning technique(s) (mlts) using the first set of vectors and context of the first set of vectors. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372199

Multi-domain joint semantic frame parsing

A processing unit can train a model as a joint multi-domain recurrent neural network (jrnn), such as a bi-directional recurrent neural network (brnn) and/or a recurrent neural network with long-short term memory (rnn-lstm) for spoken language understanding (slu). The processing unit can use the trained model to, e.g., jointly model slot filling, intent determination, and domain classification. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372198

Smart logic device

A cognitive learning device includes inputs with each including an input path having a transistor device having a storage capacity. A circuit is responsive to the inputs and selects an input set in accordance with a current task, wherein the input set selected modifies a characteristic of the transistor device of one or more corresponding input paths to bias the input set for selection for subsequent accesses.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372197

Customized cooking utilizing deep learning neuromorphic computing of hyperspectral input

One or more processors receive hyperspectral band input, biometric input, and cognitive input as response input, from a user sampling a plurality of base foods, each base food prepared with a subset of ingredients and preparation techniques. The response input is transformed to a numeric representation of the respective input. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372193

Image correction using a deep generative machine-learning model

For correction of an image from an imaging system, a deep-learnt generative model is used as a regularlizer in an inverse solution with a physics model of the degradation behavior of the imaging system. The prior model is based on the generative model, allowing for correction of an image without application specific balancing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372165

Systems and methods for automated object recognition

A method for recognizing an object in a video stream may include receiving a video stream from a video source, the video stream comprising a plurality of video frames. The method may also include selecting at least one video frame from the video frames according to a frame selection rate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372155

Image quality score using a deep generative machine-learning model

For image quality scoring of an image from a medical scanner, a generative model of an expected good quality image may be created using deep machine-learning. The deviation of an input image from the generative model is used as an input feature vector for a discriminative model. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372095

Privacy detection of a mobile application program

Privacy violation detection of a mobile application program is disclosed. Regular histories of the mobile application are mined. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372081

Executing privileged code in a process

A system and method for executing privileged code in a process are described. The method includes establishing, by an authorized library, a privileged function. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372071

Methods and apparatus for detecting whether a string of characters represents malicious activity using machine learning

In some embodiments, a processor can receive an input string associated with a potentially malicious artifact and convert each character in the input string into a vector of values to define a character matrix. The processor can apply a convolution matrix to a first window of the character matrix to define a first subscore, apply the convolution matrix to a second window of the character matrix to define a second sub score and combine the first subscore and the second subscore to define a score for the convolution matrix. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372048

Image based captcha challenges

Systems and methods of determining image characteristics are provided. More particularly, a first image having an unknown characteristic can be obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372009

Cloud-based analytical platform for health data pattern and trend analysis

A cloud-based analytical platform for health data pattern and trend analysis is configured to: receive, from a transmitter of a portable device, processed data derived from physiological data measurements gathered from sensors worn by a user, the sensors being communicatively coupled to the portable device; analyze the received processed data; and transmit the results of the analysis to at least one of the portable device and an authorized healthcare entity. The analyzing of the received processed data comprises using multi-parameter machine learning algorithms to automatically derive the current state of one or more physiological vital parameters and related health conditions for an individual user; automatically deriving deviations from baseline for each of the one or more physiological vital parameters of the user; and automatically deriving a long-term trend for each of the one or more physiological vital parameters of the user.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372003

Genome analysis device and genome visualization method

There is provided a genome analysis device configured to analyze genome data including a large quantity of fragmented genome base sequences, and transmit output data concerning the genome data in response to an output request from a client device connected via a network, the genome analysis device including; a storage unit for storing data for visualization of multiple different layers, for the genome data; a request receiving unit for receiving an output request from the client device; and an output data generating unit for selecting data for visualization of a layer corresponding to the output request from the storage when the request receiving unit receives the output request, and generating output data based on the data for visualization of the selected layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371948

Querying a database with morphology criterion

The invention notably relates to a computer-implemented method for querying a database. The database comprises 3d modeled objects that each represent a mechanical part. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371875

Information item retrieval

The invention provides a method and system for enabling a user (100) to identify one or more information items which the user (100) or another party has previously accessed, the method comprising the steps of: recording in a computer readable storage medium concurrent attributes (101) concerning one or more events or computer system states occurring concurrently with the previous access of the information items by the user (100) or other party; receiving a search request specification (102) from the user (100) seeking to find one of the previously accessed information items, the search request specification comprising one or more specified concurrent attributes (30,40,50) including at least one unrelated concurrent attribute (50) which bears no relation, other than concurrence, to the previously accessed information item being sought or to the previous access thereof; accessing the recorded concurrent attributes and identifying to the user one or more of the previously accessed information items which satisfy the search request specification.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371861

Architecture and processes for computer learning and understanding

An architecture and processes enable computer learning and developing an understanding of arbitrary natural language text through collaboration with humans in the context of joint problem solving. The architecture ingests the text and then syntactically and semantically processes the text to infer an initial understanding of the text. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371856

Personalized summary generation of data visualizations

Various embodiments are generally directed to systems for summarizing data visualizations (i.e., images of data visualizations), such as a graph image, for instance. Some embodiments are particularly directed to a personalized graph summarizer that analyzes a data visualization, or image, to detect pre-defined patterns within the data visualization, and produces a textual summary of the data visualization based on the pre-defined patterns detected within the data visualization. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371832

Method for clock synchronization of an industrial internet field broadband bus

Disclosed is a method for clock synchronization of an industrial internet field broadband bus, wherein the method is applicable to an industrial internet field broadband bus architecture system including a bus controller and at least one bus terminal, the bus controller is connected with the bus terminal over a two-wire data transfer network, and the method includes steps of: electing one of the bus controller and the bus terminal as a best master clock; determining whether an ip address of the device of the best master clock is the same as an ip address of the bus controller; if so, then determining the bus controller as a master device of clock synchronization, and transmitting by the bus controller a synchronization message to the bus terminal for clock synchronization; and otherwise, returning to the step of electing one of the bus controller and the bus terminal as the best master clock.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371801

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The memory is configured to store device connection information indicating a connection destination device coupled to a first device among a plurality of devices included in a communication network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371771

Adaptive testing using dynamically determined system resources of a computer system

Embodiments include methods, and adaptive testing systems, and computer program products for performing adaptive testing using one or more system resources of a computer system dynamically determined from a platform on which a test program is executing. Aspects include: test program sending a resource query based on certain criteria to a resource query module to inquire one or more available system resources of computer system, the resource query module using certain operating system commands of computer system to determine appropriate system resources available for use on the computer system, the computer system returning the appropriate system resources determined on the computer system to the resource query module of the test program, the test program deciding one or more system resources that best meet a need of the test program, and the test program performing the adaptive testing on the computer system based on the one or more system resources decided.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371705

Terminal apparatus

A terminal apparatus includes a storage generation unit that generates a storage module that stores, in association with information concerning a process related to a job that is performed by executing multiple processes in a sequential order, and information concerning a process to be performed with a system connected from among the multiple processes, screen data of the system used in the process with the system connected and a display controller that performs control to display the screen data if the system is unconnectable when a request to execute the process is received.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371600

Image processing system, analyzing apparatus, and recording medium

An image processing system includes an acquiring section that acquires biological information on a user who makes an image processing apparatus execute a job and operation information on the image processing apparatus with the biological information changing depending on a state of the user, an analysis section that analyzes stress of the user concerning use of the image processing apparatus, based on the biological information and the operation information, and an output section that outputs an analysis result obtained by the analysis section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371571

Efficient erasure coding of large data objects

A system, computer program product, and computer-executable method for use with a distributed storage system comprising a plurality of storage nodes each having attached storage devices, the system, computer program product, and computer-executable method including receiving a request, at a first storage node of the plurality of storage nodes, to store a large portion of data, using at least one of a first type of data chunk and a plurality of a second type of data chunks to store the large portion of data, processing each of the plurality of the second type of data chunks, processing each of the at least one of the first type of data chunk, and returning an acknowledgement to the request.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371550

Frame choosing during storage constraint condition

A method for frame choosing in a computing system during a storage constraint condition is provided. The method includes calculating, with a processor, a use-grouped-threshold, comparing a number of available grouped frames to the calculated use-grouped-threshold, returning a decision to use a grouped frame in an event that the number of the available grouped frames exceeds the calculated use-grouped-threshold and returning a decision to use an above-the-bar frame in an event that the number of the available grouped frames is less than or equal to the calculated use-grouped-threshold.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371544

Electronic system with learning mechanism and method of operation thereof

An electronic system includes: a compute device interface configured to receive system information; a compute device control unit, coupled to the compute device interface, configured to implement: a preprocessing block for partitioning initial data, based on the system information, into first partial data to be processed by a system device and second partial data to be processed by a compute device, and a learning block for processing the second partial data as part of a distributed machine learning processes.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371508

Menu management method, server, and system

A menu management method is performed at a computing device, the method comprising: sending a request for accessing a menu management interface at a social networking platform server; and customizing, through the menu management interface, a user menu associated with the identifier of an official account by obtaining an interface address corresponding to the menu management interface; generating a management interface invoking request carrying the interface address and sending the management interface invoking request to the social networking platform server; receiving the management interface and changing at least one menu item of the user menu in accordance with the official account's definition; and returning the customized user menu to the social networking platform server, which forwards the customized user menu to a plurality of user accounts that have subscribed to the official account and enable them to exchange information with the official account through the customized user menu.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371479

Method for processing operation and terminal

A method includes detecting an operation on a touchscreen, executing a response to the operation when duration of the operation exceeds first preset duration, and returning to a state that exists when the response to the operation is not executed when the duration of the operation exceeds second preset duration, where the second preset duration is greater than the first preset duration. Hence, the technical solutions effectively identify an operation on a touchscreen, and lower a probability of occurrence of a misoperation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371403

Gesture recognition using multi-sensory data

A system comprising: a camera configured to capture one or more images of a user's hand; and a computer configured to: receive the one or more captured images, apply a mapping function to the received one or more images, thereby yielding one or more coordinates associated with at least one feature of the user's hand, wherein the mapping function is derived from a set of labeled images that are produced by applying a machine learning algorithm to training data which comprises images of a trainer's hand, wherein the images are labeled with coordinates obtained from multiple magnetic sensors attached to the trainer's hand.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371284

Fixing device that stably ensures clearance between separating member and fixing roller, and image forming apparatus that includes the same

A fixing device includes a fixing member that is heated, a pressure member, a fixed housing, a movable housing, a moving mechanism, a separating member, a regulating portion, and a link member. The link member is interposed between the movable housing and the separating member. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371247

New surface treatment method for dielectric anti-reflective coating (darc) to shrink photoresist critical dimension (cd)

A krf (248 nm) photoresist patterning process flow is disclosed wherein photoresist patterns having a sub-100 nm cd are formed on a dielectric antireflective coating (darc) thereby lowering cost of ownership by replacing a more expensive arf (193 nm) photoresist patterning process. A key feature is treatment of a darc such as sion with a photoresist developer solution that is 0.263 n tetramethylammonium hydroxide (tmah) prior to treatment with hexamethyldisilazane (hmds) in order to significantly improve adhesion of features with cd down to about 60 nm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371122

Fiber marking with optical brighteners

An optical fiber having an ink layer that includes an optical brightener is described. The optical brightener is a marker that permits identification of the fiber. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371105

System and method for dispersion-enabled quantum state control of photons

Devices and methods are described for selecting a level of entanglement between two nondegenerate photons. The method may include receiving two non degenerate photons through a single input port of a directional photonic coupler; adjusting one of a first-order coupler dispersion m or a power splitting ratio η (λ00) of the directional optical coupler to select a Δη; and, emitting the photons from corresponding output ports of the directional optical coupler, wherein the emitted photons have a spectral entanglement corresponding to the selected Δη.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371073

Prediction apparatus, prediction method, and non-transitory storage medium

An object of the present invention is to improve the accuracy of prediction in a technique for predicting natural energy power generation amount, solar radiation amount or wind speed by using a statistical method based on machine learning. In order to achieve this object, provided is a prediction apparatus (10) including a feature value extraction unit (13) that extracts a feature value being a variation in time series from meteorological data from m (m is 2 or more) hours before a target time to the target time, and an estimation unit (first estimation unit (14)) that estimates a natural energy power generation amount, a solar radiation amount, or a wind speed at the target time based on the feature values over plural days.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371017

System and method for normalized reference database for mr images via autoencoders

A system and method including receiving magnetic resonance (mr) imaging data from a first mr scanner device, the mr imaging data including data for a plurality of mr scans of different structural or anatomical regions; generating, based on the mr imaging data, normalized reference data including statistical information for each mr scan; learning a transformation, based on the normalized reference data, to correlate a set of input mr imaging data to the normalized reference data; and storing a record of the transformed imaging data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370807

Method and apparatus for checking tyres, in a process and in a plant for manufacturing tyres for vehicle wheels

An apparatus and a method for checking tyres is described. The apparatus has a first check unit having an inlet for tyres and a plurality of check tools. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370690

Method and apparatus for calibrating a rotating device attached to a movable part of a coordinate measuring device

A method for calibrating a rotating device attached to a movable part of a coordinate measuring device having a first part secured to the movable part and a second part rotatable relative to the first part about an axis of rotation of the turning device, on which second part a measuring sensor for measuring workpieces can be attached. The rotating device or a body connected to the second part is moved to a local area of a position determining device by a drive system of the coordinate measuring device, which position measuring device is connected to the coordinate measuring device, by means of at least one sensor of the position determining device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370535

Externally-hung lamp assembly

An externally-hung lamp assembly includes a circuit board, a battery pack, an upper cover, a lampshade, a rubber ring, a lower cover, and a hook. The circuit board has a first hole and a plurality of light-emitting components. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370529

Ruggedized, high efficiency, diffuse luminaire

A ruggedized, high efficiency, diffuse luminaire with a shaped lens diffuser that is composed of a semi-soft, flexible material that helps withstand damaging impacts and protects the internal electrical components. The lens diffuser may enclose one or more internal mirrors or employ an innovative fresnel-like lens that projects light omni-directionally and that wraps around the inside of the lens for more efficient distribution of illumination and the elimination of up and down loss through re-projecting vertical losses onto the horizontal plane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370404

Pivotally supporting structure and cup holder comprising pivotally supporting structure

A turning member includes a pair of projecting shafts projecting coaxially in a shaft wall member formed in both right and left end portions of a shaft member. The turning member further includes a projecting portion projecting on a tip face of the projecting shaft, wherein a diameter is reduced relative to the projecting shaft. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370320

Air-fuel ratio control apparatus and method for internal combustion engine

An engine includes a first injection valve, which is one of port and direct injection valves, and a second injection valve, which is the other. When operating only the first injection valve based on a base injection amount, which has been corrected using a feedback operation amount and a first learning value, an air-fuel ratio control apparatus updates the first learning value and determines that the first learning value has converged on condition that a correction ratio of the base injection amount is not more than a predetermined ratio. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370319

Methods and systems for power take off device torque delivery

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine to deliver desired torque to a power take off device coupled to the engine. In one example, the method may include, learning a filtered pto torque demand during vehicle acceleration, and steady state operation, and during transition in engine states using the learned pto torque demand to adjust engine speed in order to deliver a desired engine torque output for optimal operation of the pto device.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370313

Air-fuel ratio controller of internal combustion engine and method for controlling air-fuel ratio of internal combustion engine

An air-fuel ratio controller of an internal combustion engine includes an open-loop processor setting a base injection amount, a feedback processor calculating a feedback operation amount, an increase processor performing an increase correction on the base injection amount when a temperature of the internal combustion engine is a specified temperature or lower, an operation processor operating a fuel injection valve based on the corrected base injection amount and that is corrected using the feedback operation amount and a learning value, and an update processor updating the learning value. If the increase processor performs the increase correction, the update processor updates the learning value to increase an increase correction rate of the base injection amount when a temperature of the cylinder wall surface is high.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170370214

Prediction of fluid composition and/or phase behavior

Apparatus and methods for obtaining first properties of a fluid, such as by estimating a second property of the fluid based on the first properties using a machine learning algorithm, propagating a first uncertainty of the first properties to a second uncertainty of the second property, generating an expected phase envelope of the fluid based on the second property, and generating a deviation phase envelope of the fluid based on the second uncertainty.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369992

Scratch-resistant materials and articles including the same

Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a coating material comprising silicon and/or aluminum, hydrogen and any two or more of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and fluorine. The coating material exhibits a hardness of about 17 gpa or greater and an optical band gap of about 3.5 ev or greater. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369989

Thin glass based article with high resistance to contact damage

Provided herein are ion-implanted glass based articles with improved flaw suppression properties. The ion-implanted glass based articles generally have a final indent fracture threshold (ift) load of at least 650 grams, and/or a scratch threshold force of at least 10 n, which represents at least 1.25-fold enhancement compared to the glass based article prior to ion-implantation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369980

System, apparatus, and method for monitored thermal spraying

A system (100), apparatus (110), and method (900) for monitored thermal spraying. One or more sensors (610) are used to capture one or more types of measurements (650) to monitor the thermal spraying process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369616

Resist composition and patterning process

A resist composition comprising a base polymer and a sulfonium or iodonium salt of iodized benzoyloxy-containing fluorinated sulfonic acid offers a high sensitivity and minimal lwr or improved cdu independent of whether it is of positive or negative tone.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369514

Method of producing organohalosilanes

A method for producing an organohalosilane, the method comprising: reacting an organic compound comprising a halogen-substituted or unsubstituted aromatic compound with a hydridohalosilane mixture comprising at least two different hydridohalosilanes of formula (i) rnsihmx4-m-n, where each r is independently c1-c14 hydrocarbyl or c1-c14 hologen-substituted hydrocarbyl, x is fluoro, chloro, bromo, or iodo, n is 0, 1, or 2, m is 1, 2, or 3 and m+n is 1, 2, or 3, in the presence of a catalyst comprising one or more of the elements sc, y, ti, zr, hf, nb, b, al, ga, in, c, si, ge, sn, or pb, at a temperature greater than 100° c., and at a pressure of at least 690 kpa, to produce a crude reaction product comprising the organohalosilane, provided that when the at least two different hydridohalosilane comprise a hydridohalosilane of formula (i) where n=0 and m=1 and a hydridohalosilane of formula (i) where n=0 and m=2, the catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst comprising an oxide of one or more of the elements sc, y, ti, zr, hf, b, al, ga, in, c, si, ge, sn, or pb.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369379

Method of treating a ceramic body

A method of treating a ceramic body in a glass making process includes delivering a molten glass to a heated ceramic body, the ceramic body including a ceramic phase and an intergranular glass phase, the molten glass being in contact with a surface of the ceramic body. The method further includes contacting the ceramic body with a first electrode and contacting the molten glass with a second electrode. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369368

Apparatuses for holding and conveying glass articles

In embodiments, a conveyor apparatus can include a conveyor ribbon having a length, a width, a thickness less than the width, and a plurality of receiving apertures located along the length and extending through the thickness of the conveyor ribbon. The plurality of receiving apertures are dimensioned to receive and hold a plurality of glass articles. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369363

Physical vapor deposited layers for protection of glass surfaces

A scratch-resistant glass substrate is prepared by forming a hard, scratch-resistant layer over a major surface of the substrate. The layer is formed from an inorganic material such as a metal oxide, metal nitride, metal carbide, or metal boride using, for example, physical vapor deposition such as reactive or non-reactive sputtering at a process temperature of less than 500° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369362

Apparatus and method for producing anti-glare surfaces

An apparatus for producing anti-glare surfaces includes an etching cream dipping tank and a sub-tank arranged to receive a slurry of etching cream. A pumping unit is fluidly coupled to the etching cream dipping tank and the sub-tank such that the pumping unit is operable to selectively self-circulate the slurry of etching cream in the sub-tank to improve homogeneity of the etching cream and transfer a volume of the homogenized etching cream from the sub-tank to the etching cream dipping tank.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369361

Colored and opaque glass ceramic(s), associated colorable and ceramable glass(es), and associated process(es)

Disclosed herein are glass-ceramics having crystalline phases including β-spodumene ss and either (i) pseudobrookite or (ii) vanadium or vanadium containing compounds so as to be colored and opaque glass-ceramics having coordinates, determined from total reflectance—specular included—measurements, in the cielab color space of the following ranges: l*=from about 20 to about 45; a*=from about −2 to about +2; and b*=from about −12 to about +1. Such cielab color space coordinates can be substantially uniform throughout the glass-ceramics. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369356

Methods and apparatus for fabricating respective sections from a glass web

Methods and apparatus provide for: conveying a glass web from a source toward a destination in a transport direction; scoring the glass web in a width direction thereof to produce a score line having a plurality of separated score segments, thereby defining a section of the glass web between the score line and a leading edge of the glass web; supporting the glass web such that an increasing portion of the section of the glass web becomes cantilevered as the glass web is conveyed such that the portion of the section of the glass web is sufficiently large to generate stress in the respective score segments and drive respective cracks through the thickness of the glass web; and permitting the section of the glass web to separate from the glass web along the score line.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369353

Apparatus and methods for producing a glass ribbon

Apparatus for producing glass ribbon comprises a plurality of cooling coils positioned along a cooling axis of the apparatus extending transverse to a draw direction. The cooling coils are configured to control a transverse temperature profile of the glass ribbon along a cooling axis. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369292

Cargo container lift truck

A cargo container lift truck includes a body having a bottom, the body including drive wheels and at least one turning whee l at the bottom, a lift nose capable of going up and down along the body, the lift nose including a lift body that goes up and down along the body, and fork levers disposed at two sides of the front of the lift body, the bottom of the fork levers having support rods to hold up a cargo container. A movement drive device drives the drive wheels, and a lift drive device drives the lift nose up and down. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369267

Horizontal-pull coating film transferring tool

A horizontal-pull coating film transferring tool may include a supply reel, a transfer head, a take-up reel, and a power transmitting mechanism. The tool may also include a base member, wherein a transfer head is attached and a rotation locking member having a supply reel engaging pawl able to lock rotation of the supply reel is disposed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369218

Honeycomb assembly and packaging system

A packaging system for honeycomb assemblies, each including a honeycomb body and reinforcing tube held together by an interference fit or axial compression achieved by thermal expansion coefficient differences between the honeycomb body and reinforcing tube. The reinforcing tube then protects the honeycomb body, facilitating a compact and structurally-strong package.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369194

Methods and apparatuses for packaging glass articles

A method of forming bundles of glass articles is provided. The method includes transporting individual glass articles to an insert building station using a conveying system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369113

Bicycle training wheel assembly

The present invention relates to a bicycle training wheel assembly that uses uniquely, spherical wheel made of rubber or polyurethane substances of optimal consistency for this utility, as opposed to using the conventional cylindrical wheel. The foregoing properties of the said spherical wheel provide bounce and shock absorption. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369074

Driver assistance device for a motor vehicle and method for operating the same

The invention relates to a method for operating a driver assistance device of a motor vehicle, comprising detection of an area surrounding the motor vehicle by a sensor device of the motor vehicle, which sensor device is associated with the driver assistance device, detection of at least one action by a driver of the motor vehicle, which action is related to a driving movement of the motor vehicle, by a further sensor device of the motor vehicle, which further sensor device is associated with the driver assistance device; learning of a correlation between the detected surrounding area and the detected action by the driver assistance device by means of repeated detection of the surrounding area and the action, evaluation of a degree of reliability of the learnt correlation by means of a quality measure by the driver assistance device, and implementation of at least one automated function, which is related to a driving movement of the motor vehicle, by the driver assistance device depending on the current area surrounding the motor vehicle and/or a value of the quality measure in order to provide a driver of the motor vehicle with surrounding area-dependent assistance by a driver assistance device as quickly as possible.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170369016

Detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors

The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors (e.g., rear viewing cameras) can be used to detect and classify traffic, for example, as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, wheel chair, etc., approaching on the side of a vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368987

Direction indication device for vehicle

An ecu controls light emission drivers so as to respectively cause a direction indication lamp corresponding to a turning direction and an infrared led at the opposite side from the turning direction illuminate. Specifically, the ecu controls the light emission drivers so as to flash the direction indication lamp toward the turning direction and cause the infrared led at the opposite side from the turning direction illuminate.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368932

Drive device for pto shaft of working machine

A drive device for a pto shaft includes a parking switch to detect a parking state of a vehicle body, a permission switch constituted of a self-returning switch and connected to the parking switch, the permission switch being configured to be switched to permit driving a pto shaft, the pto shaft being configured to be driven by a power of a prime mover disposed on the vehicle body, and a first switch device to be switched to enable the pto shaft to be driven when the permission switch is switched to permit driving the pto shaft under a state where the parking switch detects the parking state of the vehicle body.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368685

Method and device for automatic obstacle avoidance of robot

A method for automatic obstacle avoidance of a robot includes: obtaining distance values between the robot and an obstacle detected by sensors arranged on a left side, middle part and right side of the robot respectively; when a minimum distance value detected by the sensors on the middle part is less than a threshold value, if a minimum distance value detected by the sensors on either the left side or the right side exceeds an obstacle critical distance, turning the robot 90 degrees towards the side where the minimum distance value exceeds the obstacle critical distance; when the minimum distance value detected by the sensors on the middle part exceeds the distance threshold value, if only the minimum distance value detected by the sensors on the left side exceeds the obstacle critical distance, turning the robot towards the left side by a first angle value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368212

Anti-bacterial light delivery system and method for disinfecting a surface

A light delivery system and method are provided to promote a photochemical reaction for disinfecting a surface. The system includes a light source and a light diffusing element operatively coupled to the light source and further embedded within a surface to be disinfected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368179

Silicone acrylate compositions and methods of preparing the same

Silicone acrylate copolymer composition, namely, silicone resin-acrylate copolymers and methods of preparing the same. The silicone acrylate composition may include a silicone resin coupled with an acrylate polymer via a linking group. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368019

Crystal forms of scutellarin aglycone and preparation thereof

The invention belongs to the field of medicine and chemical industry, and particularly relates to multiple crystal forms of scutellarin aglycone and preparation thereof. The invention also relates to use of said crystal forms of scutellarin aglycone in the manufacture of a medicament for preventing and/or treating a cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic arthritis or stroke sequelae, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170367928

Whirlpool bathtub and purging system

A method of purging a whirlpool bathtub includes providing a pump having an off condition and an on condition, the pump configured to circulate water to a basin through a water feed line. The method further includes providing a blower having an off condition and an on condition, the blower configured to provide air to the basin through an air feed line. ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170367602

System and method for distinguishing a cardiac event from noise in an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal

A cardiac monitoring device includes: at least one sensing electrode for obtaining an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal from a patient; a processing unit comprising at least one processor operatively coupled to the at least one sensing electrode; and at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the cardiac monitoring device to: obtain the ecg signal from the at least one sensing electrode; determine a transformed ecg signal based on the ecg signal; extract at least one value representing at least one feature of the transformed ecg signal; provide the at least one value to determine a score associated with the ecg signal, thereby providing an ecg-derived score; compare the ecg-derived score to a predetermined threshold score determined by machine learning; and provide an indication of a cardiac event if the ecg-derived score is one of above or below the predetermined threshold score determined by the machine learning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170367397

Infant formula comprising human milk oligosaccharides, polyunsaturated fatty acids, nucleotides, and lutein

Infant formulas that include at least one human milk oligosaccharide selected from 2′-fucosyllactose (2′-fl) and lacto-n-neotetraose (lnnt), polyunsaturated fatty acids (pufas) docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and arachidonic acid (aa), where the aa and dha are present in an n-6/n-3 ratio of between 1 and 1.8, at least 30 mg/l of nucleotides, where the nucleotides include inosine monophosphate, and at least 30 μg/l of lutein are disclosed. Also provided are methods of use of the infant formulas for improving at least one of cognition, learning, and memory in an infant. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170367154

Led driver and led driving method

The permission marketing invention involves the distribution of merchant coupons, discounts, enticements, rewards, and up-front incentives sent via a mobile communication channel, post purchase to a consumer's mobile device. Enrollment is automatic once the consumer registers at least one credit or debit card using a card control application. . . . . A method of driving an led can include: (i) controlling a main power switch by a control circuit of an led driver; (ii) turning on an auxiliary power switch when the main power switch is turned on such that a dc bus voltage is provided to the main power switch through the auxiliary power switch, and the main power switch outputs a driving current to a load; (iii) charging a capacitor by the dc bus voltage through the auxiliary power switch when the main power switch is turned off, where the capacitor is charged until a voltage across the capacitor reaches a predetermined stable voltage; (iv) clamping the voltage across the capacitor at the predetermined stable voltage; and (v) using the clamping voltage across the capacitor as a supply voltage for the control circuit.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170367070

Method and device for sending downlink information

A method and device for sending downlink information are provided. Specified information to be sent to user equipment (ue) is determined, and the specified information may include at least one of: system message change information, earthquake and tsunami warning system (etws) notification information, commercial mobile alert service (cmas) notification information or extended access barring (eab) parameter change notification information. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366854

Systems and methods for event broadcasts

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a broadcaster request to determine information for conducting a content broadcast through the computing system. One or more parameters for the broadcast can be determined using a machine learning model that has been trained to predict the one or more parameters based at least in part on data describing previously conducted broadcasts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366828

Processing and delivery of segmented video

Self-learning systems process incoming data from sources such broadcast, cable, or ip-driven television and can discover topics that broadly describe the incoming data in real-time. These topics can be used to gather and store metadata from various metadata sources such as social networks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366670

Portable continuity object

A method for providing continuity over a series of transactions is provided, comprising the steps of (a) creating a portable continuity object (pco) as a defined digital package by an instance of pco software executing on a computerized appliance also capable of communication transaction; (b) providing identity of a person, an address of a communication device and a continuity context in the pco; (c) sharing the pco in related transactions, with the pco updated with information concerning individual transactions by digital equipment enhanced with an instance of pco software; and (d) providing context continuity in succeeding transactions by accessing the pco by one or both parties to a transaction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366665

Scheduling telephone calls

A computer-implemented method includes identifying a mobile phone. The method includes identifying one or more input devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366633

System for synchronizing nodes on a network

A system of computers on a wide area network establishes connections between nodes on the basis of their multidimensional similarity at a particular point in time in a certain setting, such as a social learning network, and sends information of value to those nodes. Dimensions in the definition of similarity include a plurality of attributes in time and community space. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366611

Method and apparatus for optimizing data transfers utilizing machine learning

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at a network device comprising a data transfer optimization module, input identifying a source directory comprising data and a target directory at a storage device, splitting the data into a plurality of data groups for transfer to the storage device, transmitting the data groups concurrently to the storage device on data paths wherein transfer times of the data groups are monitored, receiving at the data transfer optimization module, identification of a data group with a longest transfer time, splitting the data group with the longest transfer time, and placing the data from the data group into at least two of the data groups for transfer to the storage device. An apparatus and logic are also disclosed herein.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366592

Systems and methods for event broadcasts

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a broadcaster request to determine information for conducting a content broadcast through the computing system. One or more parameters for the broadcast can be determined using a machine learning model that has been trained to predict the one or more parameters based at least in part on data describing previously conducted broadcasts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366562

On-device maliciousness categorization of application programs for mobile devices

An on-device security vulnerability detection method performs dynamic analysis of application programs on a mobile device. In one aspect, an operating system of a mobile device is configured to include instrumentations and an analysis application program package is configured for installation on the mobile device to interact with the instrumentations. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366425

Contextual services in a network using a deep learning agent

In one embodiment, a device in a network monitors a plurality of traffic flows in the network. The device extracts a plurality of features from the monitored plurality of traffic flows. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366292

Beam phasing

A method for adjusting the timing of beam projections in a beam detector. The method includes projecting a beam for the purpose of detecting obscuration of the beam and, if a level of signal of the beam detected is less than a threshold for each of a number of consecutive projections or for each consecutive projection over a pre-determined time period, initiating a warning, signalling an alarm or otherwise reacting. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366221

Clear channel assessment

Circuits and methods concerning signal detection are disclosed. In some example embodiments, an apparatus is configured to detect presence of a spreading sequence in a sample data sequence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170366035

Charging control method and apparatus for wearable electronic device, and smart watch

This application pertains to a charging control method including: setting a temperature range when a wearable electronic device is being charged according to a user demand; when the charging starts, turning on a wirelessly receiving coil of the wearable electronic device and using it to generate a charging current for charging the wearable electronic device; when it is monitored that a value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device rises to a preset constant-current charging current value, acquiring in real time a temperature value of the wearable electronic device; and judging whether the temperature value is within the temperature range; and if yes, maintaining the present value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device; and if not, changing the value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device, so that the temperature value of the wearable electronic device is within the temperature range.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365965

Universal connection recognition system

The present invention discloses a universal connection recognition system which includes a universal connector, a pin recognition module and a signal detection module, wherein the universal connector is composed of plural testing pins that are electrically connected to plural connection pads to be tested, while at least one testing pin is connected to each connection pad to be tested. With the implementation of the present invention, complex production process or equipment is not required thus enormously reduce the implementation cost; the universal connection recognition system can be applied to connections of great diversity of inspection instruments or equipment to thus make more applications possible; and with the learning capability of the universal connection recognition system, any inspection instrument or equipment once connected is memorized to have the capability of achieving automatic and exact pin compatibility when the inspection instrument or equipment is connected again.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365868

Fuel cell system and method of controlling the same

A fuel cell system having a fuel cell control module (fcu) and a method of controlling the same are provided. The method includes selecting one of at least one control parameter and learning system efficiency at each of at least one configurable candidate value of the selected control parameter based on supplied current by driving the fuel cell system. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365685

Integration of strained silicon germanium pfet device and silicon nfet device for finfet structures

A method of forming a finfet transistor device includes forming a crystalline, compressive strained silicon germanium (csige) layer over a substrate; masking a first region of the csige layer so as to expose a second region of the csige layer; subjecting the exposed second region of the csige layer to an implant process so as to amorphize a bottom portion thereof and transform the csige layer in the second region to a relaxed sige (rsige) layer; performing an annealing process so as to recrystallize the rsige layer; epitaxially growing a tensile strained silicon layer on the rsige layer; and patterning fin structures in the tensile strained silicon layer and in the first region of the csige layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365680

Gate patterning for ac and dc performance boost

A method to reduce parasitic capacitance in a high-k dielectric metal gate (hkmg) transistor with raised source and drain regions (rsd) is provided including forming a multi-layer stack for an hkmg gate on a substrate, the multilayer stack including a gate electrode layer of amorphous silicon or polycrystalline silicon, forming a patterned hard mask above the gate electrode layer, etching partially into the gate electrode layer through the patterned hard mask to define multiple partially etched gate stacks and a partially etching gate electrode layer, forming a conformal protective layer wrapping over the partially etched gate electrode layer and the patterned hard mask, and etching through a remainder of the partially etched gate electrode layer with the conformal protective layer wrapped over the partially etched gate stacks and the patterned hard mask, as well as an hkmg transistor resulting therefrom.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365661

Structures and methods for long-channel devices in nanosheet technology

Techniques for providing supporting structures for suspended nanosheets/wires in long-channel devices are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a device structure includes: forming a series of alternating active and sacrificial layers as a stack on a substrate; patterning at least one feature through each of the active and sacrificial layers in the stack; filling the feature with a fill material that is resistant to etching performed on the sacrificial layers; and etching the sacrificial layers to selectively remove at least a portion of each of the sacrificial layers from the stack thereby suspending the active layers, wherein following the etching the fill material remains as a structure supporting the suspended active layers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365642

Cross-point memory and methods for fabrication of same

The disclosed technology relates generally to integrated circuit devices, and in particular to cross-point memory arrays and methods for fabricating the same. In one aspect, a method of fabricating cross-point memory arrays comprises forming a memory cell material stack which includes a first active material and a second active material over the first active material, wherein one of the first and second active materials comprises a storage material and the other of the first and second active materials comprises a selector material. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365562

Patterning graphene with a hard mask coating

Embodiments of the disclosed technology include patterning a graphene sheet for biosensor and electronic applications using lithographic patterning techniques. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed towards the method of patterning a graphene sheet with a hard mask metal layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365525

Method and structure to enable dual channel fin critical dimension control

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first semiconductor layer on a substrate having a {100} crystallographic surface orientation, forming a second semiconductor layer on the substrate, patterning the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer into a first plurality of fins and a second plurality of fins, respectively, wherein the first and second plurality of fins extend vertically with respect to the substrate, covering the first plurality of fins and a portion of the substrate corresponding to the first plurality of fins, and epitaxially growing semiconductor layers on exposed portions of the second plurality of fins and on exposed portions of the substrate, wherein the epitaxially grown semiconductor layers on the exposed portions of the second plurality of fins increase a critical dimension of each of the second plurality of fins.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365524

Nano wire structure and method for fabricating the same

A method includes depositing a sacrificial layer on a first dielectric layer over a substrate; applying a first patterning process, a second patterning process, a third patterning process to the sacrificial layer to form a first group of openings, a second group of openings and a third group of openings, respectively, in the sacrificial layer, wherein three first openings from three different patterning processes form a first side, a second side and a first angle between the first side and the second side, and three second openings from the three different patterning processes form a third side, a fourth side and a second angle between the third side and the fourth side, wherein the first angle is approximately equal to the second angle and forming nanowires based on the first group of openings, the second group of openings and the third group of openings.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365508

Via patterning using multiple photo multiple etch

A method includes forming a dielectric layer, forming a photo resist over the dielectric layer, forming a first mask layer over the photo resist, and forming a second mask layer over the first mask layer. A first-photo-first-etching is performed to form a first via pattern in the second mask layer, wherein the first-photo-first-etching stops on a top surface of the first mask layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365504

Forming air gap

A method of forming an air gap for a semiconductor device and the device formed are disclosed. The method may include forming conductive interconnects in an ild including a high etch selectivity dielectric layer such as a silicon nitride with hydrogen component (sinh) layer, and patterning an air gap mask layer preferably using extreme ultraviolet (euv) light form an air gap mask. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365488

Method for forming semiconductor device structure with fine line pitch and fine end-to-end space

A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes providing a substrate and forming a bottom layer, a middle layer, and a top layer on the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365477

Providing a temporary protective layer on a graphene sheet

Embodiments of the disclosed technology include patterning a graphene sheet for biosensor and electronic applications using lithographic patterning techniques. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed towards the method of patterning a graphene sheet with a hard mask metal layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365472

Cut last self-aligned litho-etch patterning

The present disclosure relates to a method of performing a semiconductor fabrication process. The method may be performed by forming a spacer material having vertically extending segments along sidewalls of a masking layer and a horizontally extending segment connecting the vertically extending segments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365470

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

12/21/17 / #20170365288

Hdd pattern implant system

Methods and apparatus for forming substrates having magnetically patterned surfaces is provided. A magnetic layer comprising one or more materials having magnetic properties is formed on a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365259

Dynamic password voice based identity authentication system and method having self-learning function

Dynamic security code speech-based identity authentication system and method having self-learning function, being equipped with: a time-varying data storage unit for storing speech data of each user with time labels; a time-varying data update module (23) for storing the latest speech data into the time-varying data storage unit; a time window channel construction module (24) for extracting speech data from the time-varying data storage unit in the order of the time labels, constructing and updating the time window channel comprising multiple sets of speech data; a voiceprint model reconstruction module (25) reconstructing the user voiceprint model by using the multiple sets of speech data comprised in the updated time window channel.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365252

Meaning generation method, meaning generation apparatus, and storage medium

A meaning generation method, in a meaning generation apparatus, includes acquiring meaning training data including text data of a sentence that can be an utterance sentence and meaning information indicating a meaning of the sentence and associated with the text data of the sentence, acquiring restatement training data including the text data of the sentence and text data of a restatement sentence of the sentence, and learning association between the utterance sentence and the meaning information and the restatement sentence. The learning includes learning of a degree of importance of a word included in the utterance sentence, and the learning is performed by applying the meaning training data and the restatement training data to a common model, and storing a result of the learning as learning result information.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365226

Display device and method for driving the same

It is an object to provide a display device in which a problem of light leakage from a liquid crystal element in black display is reduced or overcome and the contrast is improved. It is another object to provide a pixel circuit having a function to control a lighting state of a backlight based on each pixel. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365224

Display device, display module, and electronic device

A display device with low power consumption is provided. A display device having high visibility regardless of the ambient brightness is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365185

Computerized system and method for determining learning styles during online sessions and providing online functionality based therefrom

A process and system for incentivizes students by generating and displaying a scoring system that helps that student and other students study is disclosed. One embodiment is a computer implemented process that includes displaying to a student one or more virtual student classrooms via a computing device connected to a display; permitting the student to select via an input device connected to the computing device one of the virtual student classrooms to enter; showing the student entering the selected one of the virtual student classrooms; observing the students study together in a study session in the selected virtual student classroom; and grading each student in the study session according to predetermined performance criteria.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365181

Memory testing system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for rendering a first group of objects for use within an alertness test being administered to a user. A disrupter configured to introduce a delay for a defined period of time is rendered. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365175

Watercraft navigation safety system

Apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable medium for navigation safety and collision prevention are described herein. The apparatus may cause the collection of marine electronic data from marine data sources. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365047

Artifact management in imaging

The system and method of the invention pertains to automated analysis and reconstruction of images from a plurality of imaging devices to determine the presence of different types of artifacts, using signal processing and machine learning algorithms. The method (1) classifies the artifacts according to their cause, (2) selects correction algorithms to address the artifact, or artifact-generating data, and (3) selects the data or sections of the data and/or reconstruction parameters to be corrected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170365016

1-click cancellation and refund of assets

A method of refunding and reselling by a refund service items bought online at an agent's website, comprising: receiving a protection request from an agent's website for user purchasing an item on an agent's website; providing the requested protection for a protection price; receiving a refund request from the agent's website for a user having purchased a protected item; paying as refund part of the price paid by the user to the agent for the item; and returning the item to a central repository for resale.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364967

Product feedback evaluation and sorting

In various example embodiments, a system and method for evaluating and sorting product feedback is presented. In one example, a system includes a learning module to train a machine learning system on feedback from a plurality of users, the machine learning system configured to generate a quality rating for individual feedback, a feedback module to collect feedback for a specific product available from the online network based marketplace and apply the machine learning system to generate a quality rating for each feedback collected, and a sorting module to sort the feedback collected according to the quality ratings generated by the machine learning system.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364918

Systems and methods for budget, financial account alerts management, remedial action controls and fraud monitoring

A method includes applying at least one fraud management machine learning algorithm to a corpus of payment card account transactions. A fraud management profile is built for a payment account holder who performed the payment card account transactions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364855

Impairment detection system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for rendering a plurality of objects for use within an alertness test being administered to a user. A disrupter configured to distract the user is rendered. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364833

Ranking video delivery problems

Systems and methods for determining video infrastructure delivery problems using machine learning are presented. In an aspect, a system includes a reception component configured to receive information regarding videos streamed by the system to devices, wherein the information identifies video playback events at the devices and rebuffer events respectively associated with the video playback events. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364832

Systems and methods for real-time machine learning model training

Systems and methods for automated evaluation system routing are described herein. The system can include a memory, which can include a model database and a correlation database. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364831

Systems and methods for machine learning using a trusted model

Methods and systems of using machine learning to create a trusted model that improves the operation of a computer system controller are provided herein. In some embodiments, a machine learning method includes training a model using input data, extracting the model, and determining whether the model satisfies the trust-related constraints. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364830

Machine learning for automated organization system and method

A method, computer program product, and computer system for identifying, by a computing device, a plurality of content from at least one source. A first portion of the plurality of content may be categorized in a first feed category based on a first probabilistic model. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364829

System and methods for intrinsic reward reinforcement learning

A learning agent is disclosed that receives data in sequence from one or more sequential data sources; generates a model modelling sequences of data and actions; and selects an action maximizing the expected future value of a reward function, wherein the reward function depends at least partly on at least one of: a measure of the change in complexity of the model, or a measure of the complexity of the change in the model. The measure of the change in complexity of the model may be based on, for example, the change in description length of the first part of a two-part code describing one or more sequences of received data and actions, the change in description length of a statistical distribution modelling, the description length of the change in the first part of the two-part code, or the description length of the change in the statistical distribution modelling.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364828

Multifunction mobile units

A network of multitier user's devices (mobile units) that performs household chores and functions as a mobile general purpose autonomous intelligent machines, having some primary functions and a plurality of additional secondary functions. The primary functions include one or more of vacuum cleaning, lawn mowing, typical drone functionalities, the additional autonomous functions include wardrobe management, premises safety, sentry job, rendering personalized music, self-recharging from typical electric outlet, self-learning to predict the users' behaviors and planning and scheduling the functionalities (decision making) accordingly, providing ai (artificial intelligence) assistance and support, day-in-life recording and support and so forth. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364827

Scenario analytics system

Systems, technologies and techniques for generating prospective legal strategies are disclosed. The system and technologies employ data mining, natural language processing and machine learning approaches to generate prospective legal strategies. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364826

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

On the basis of a difference between first distribution regarding target task learning data as a plurality of learning data which belongs to a first category of a first task as a target task and second distribution regarding a plurality of learning data which belongs to the first category of source task learning data as learning data which belongs to the first category of a second task different from the first task, a transformation parameter for transforming the source task learning data is adjusted, the source task learning data is transformed based on the adjusted transformation parameter, and a classifier regarding the first task is generated based on the transformed source task learning data and the target task learning data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364825

Adaptive augmented decision engine

Techniques are described for adaptive and augmented decision making by an artificial intelligence (ai) engine, such as an engine that employs machine learning techniques. A decision-making process may be executed to make a decision regarding operations of the organization, and the ai engine may be employed to analyze the various aspects of a decision and determine a risk level associated with the decision. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364823

Value model for sending notifications

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, through a communications network, several volumes of notifications corresponding to a first notification type to multiple users and several volumes of notifications corresponding to a second notification type to multiple users. The method further determines visitation impacts of the volumes of notifications of the first and second notification types and trains a machine-learning model based on the visitation impacts. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364819

Root cause analysis in a communication network via probabilistic network structure

The disclosure relates to technology for determining a root cause of anomalous behaviors in networks. First indicators (kqis) are categorized into first groups (states) and second indicators (kpis) are categorized into second groups. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364814

System and method for assessing characteristics of web sites

According to one embodiment, a method for assessing whether a first site possesses a selected characteristic, the method comprising training, using a machine-learning process, a classifier to determine, based on web site data corresponding to one or more known web sites, whether the first web site possesses the selected characteristic, wherein the one or more known web pages comprise web pages known to possess the selected characteristic and web pages known not to possess the selected characteristic.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364810

Method of generating a training object for training a machine learning algorithm

There is disclosed a computer implemented method of generating a training object for training a machine learning algorithm (mla). The method comprises: acquiring a digital training document to be used in the training; transmitting the digital training document to a plurality of assessors, transmitting further including indicating a range of possible labels for the assessors to assess from, the range of possible labels including at least a first possible label and a second possible label; obtaining from each of the plurality of assessors a selected label to form a pool of selected labels; generating a consensus label distribution based on the pool of selected labels, the consensus label distribution representing a range of perceived labels for the digital training document and an associated probability score for each of the perceived labels; and training the machine learning algorithm using the digital training document and the consensus label distribution.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364804

Answer scoring based on a combination of specificity and informativity metrics

A mechanism is provided in a computing device configured with instructions executing on a processor of the computing device to implement a question answering system, for answer scoring based on a combined informativity and specificity score. The question answering system, executing on the processor of the computing device and configured with a question answering machine learning model, generates a set of candidate answers for a user-generated input question. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364798

Method of deep learning-based examination of a semiconductor specimen and system thereof

There are provided system and method of classifying defects in a semiconductor specimen. The method comprises: upon obtaining by a computer a deep neural network (dnn) trained to provide classification-related attributes enabling minimal defect classification error, processing a fabrication process (fp) sample using the obtained trained dnn; and, resulting from the processing, obtaining by the computer classification-related attributes characterizing the at least one defect to be classified, thereby enabling automated classification, in accordance with the obtained classification-related attributes, of the at least one defect presented in the fp image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364796

Quantum deep learning

Boltzmann machines are trained using an objective function that is evaluated by sampling quantum states that approximate a gibbs state. Classical processing is used to produce the objective function, and the approximate gibbs state is based on weights and biases that are refined using the sample results. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364795

Petroleum analytics learning machine system with machine learning analytics applications for upstream and midstream oil and gas industry

Petroleum analytics learning machine (or palm) system is a machine learning based, “brutally empirical” analysis system for use in all upstream and midstream oil and gas operations. Palm system optimizes exploration, production and gathering from at least one well of oil and natural gas fields to maximize production while minimizing costs. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364792

Systems and methods for optimizing operations of computing devices using deep neural networks

Operations of computing devices are managed using one or more deep neural networks (dnns), which may receive, as dnn inputs, data from sensors, instructions executed by processors, and/or outputs of other dnns. One or more dnns, which may be generative, can be applied to the dnn inputs to generate dnn outputs based on relationships between dnn inputs. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364776

Training algorithm for collision avoidance using auditory data

A machine learning model is trained by defining a scenario including models of vehicles and a typical driving environment. A model of a subject vehicle is added to the scenario and sensor locations are defined on the subject vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364771

Generating object proposals using deep-learning models

In one embodiment, a plurality of patches of an image are processed using a first deep-learning model to detect a plurality of features associated with the first patch of the image. Each patch includes one or more pixels of the image. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364744

Neural network based recognition of mathematical expressions

Provided are methods and system for recognizing characters such as mathematical expressions or chemical formulas. An example method comprises the steps of receiving and processing an image by a pre-processing module to obtain one or more candidate regions, extracting features of each of the candidate regions by a feature extracting module such as a convolutional neural network (cnn), encoding the features into a distributive representation for each of the candidate regions separately using an encoding module such as a first long short-term memory (lstm) based neural network, decoding the distributive representation into output representations using a decoding module such as a second lstm-based recurrent neural network, and combining the output representations into an output expression, which is outputted in a computer-readable format or a markup language.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364742

Lip-reading recognition method and apparatus based on projection extreme learning machine

Disclosed are a lip-reading recognition method and apparatus based on a projection extreme learning machine. The method includes: obtaining a training sample and a test sample that are corresponding to the projection extreme learning machine pelm, where the training sample and the test sample each include n videos, n is a positive integer greater than 1, the training sample includes a category identifier corresponding to each video in the training sample; training the pelm according to the training sample, and determining a weight matrix w of an input layer in the pelm and a weight matrix β of an output layer in the pelm, to obtain a trained pelm; and identifying a category identifier of the test sample according to the test sample and the trained pelm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364733

System for simplified generation of systems for broad area geospatial object detection

A system for simplified generation of systems for analysis of satellite images to geolocate one or more objects of interest. A plurality of training images labeled for a study object or objects with irrelevant features loaded into a preexisting feature identification subsystem causes automated generation of models for the study object. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364695

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing cross-organizational data sharing

In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing cross organizational data sharing including, for example, means for storing customer organization data in a database of the host organization; allocating at least a sub-set of the customer organization data to be shared as shared data; configuring a hub to expose the shared data to a proxy user and configuring the proxy user at the hub with access rights to the shared data; configuring one or more spokes with access rights to the shared data of the hub via the proxy user; receiving a request from one of the hubs for access to the shared data of the customer organization via the proxy user at the hub; and returning a response to the hub having made the request. Other related embodiments are disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364650

Managing a therapeutic state based on cognitive, contextual, and location-based action recognition

Disclosed is a novel system, computer program product, and method for managing a therapeutic state of a subject of interest. A combination of location-based information, contextual-based information, and cognitive-based information is accessed for the subject of interest. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364640

Machine learning algorithm to automate healthcare communications using nlg

A method for automated analysis of medical records which executes a medical analysis algorithm to analyze patient data to generate an electronic narrative document. The electronic narrative document is stored in a patient database, which may be retrieved for viewing and editing by a user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364638

Hierarchical condition categories program

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

12/21/17 / #20170364616

Methods and systems for investigation and prediction of slug flow in a pipeline

Methods and apparatus for investigating and predicting slug flow in complex pipes are disclosed. More particularly, the techniques provide a model of multiphase flow in a complex pipeline and its solution acquired using the jacobian-free newton-krylov (jfnk) method by way of non-limiting example. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364596

Smart suggestions for query refinements

In an example embodiment, a query for search results is received, the query including at least one value for one facet, a facet defining a categorical dimension for the search results. It is then determined that the facet in the query is exclusive. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364593

Systems, media, and methods for automated response to queries made by interactive electronic chat

Systems, media, and methods for automated response to social queries comprising: monitoring queries from users, each query submitted to a vendor via an interactive chat feature of an external electronic communication platform, monitoring human responses to the queries, monitoring subsequent communications conducted via the electronic communication platform until each query is resolved; applying a first machine learning algorithm to the monitored communications to identify a query susceptible to response automation; applying a second machine learning algorithm to the query susceptible to response automation to identify one or more responses likely to resolve the query; and either i) notifying a human to respond to the query susceptible to response automation with the one or more responses likely to resolve the query, or ii) instantiating an autonomous software agent configured to respond to the query susceptible to response automation with the one or more responses likely to resolve the query.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364534

Platform, system, process for distributed graph databases and computing

Systems for distributed graph data management that use graph structures to model data and respond to different types of queries. Systems that provide analytic tools and machine learning based on graph structures. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364519

Automated answer scoring based on combination of informativity and specificity metrics

A mechanism is provided in a computing device configured with instructions executing on a processor of the computing device to implement a question answering system for answer scoring based on a specificity score. The question answering system, executing on the processor of the computing device and configured with a question answering machine learning model, generates a set of candidate answers for a user-generated input question. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364492

Web content enrichment based on matching images to text

A web content enrichment system can match an image to text of web content. When the text of web content includes a snippet, the image matched to the text enriches the snippet to enhance results of a search engine. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364425

Method and apparatus for performing checkpointing on a network device

A checkpointing method in a network device fault tolerant system using virtual machines. In one embodiment, the network device has an input port, an output port, an active virtual machine and a standby virtual machine, a network application on the active virtual machine which manipulates data present on the input port and transmits the manipulated data from the output port; a checkpoint engine on the active virtual machine; and an interface agent, on the active virtual machine, having callable functions to move data from the input port to the output port. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364376

Search augmented menu and configuration for computer applications

Providing for search to facilitate discovery or access to configuration functions of a computer application is described herein. By way of example, metadata can be appended to configuration functions of the computer application. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364088

Robotic vehicle learning site boundary

A method for employing learnable boundary positions for bounding operation of a robotic vehicle may include detecting temporary indicia of a boundary on a parcel via at least one sensor of a robotic vehicle, generating coordinate or location based boundary information 5 based on the temporary indicia, and operating the robotic vehicle within the boundary based on the generated coordinate or location based boundary information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364087

Self-propelled surface-traveling robot system and method for returning to primary charging base

A method, applicable in a self-propelled surface-traveling robot (1) system, for returning to a primary charging station, where the robot (1) system comprises a surface-traveling robot (1) and at least two charging stations for charging the robot, comprising the following steps: s1: the robot establishes a map of an area; s2: one of the charging stations is set as the primary charging station and the position of the primary charging station is recorded in the map of the area; and s3: when finishing working, the self-propelled surface-traveling robot (1) returns to the primary charging station according to the position of the primary charging station in the map of the area. In the method, applicable in a self-propelled surface-traveling robot (1) system, for returning to a primary charging station of the present invention, the robot (1) returns to the position of the set primary charging station after it finishes working so that the robot (1) may be found by a user as accustomed at the position of the primary charging station when the robot (1) is not working; and the starting point of the robot (1) for each time working may also be determined, by setting the charging station at an important position where the robot is firstly needed to work as the primary charging station, facilitating arrangement of position for priority work.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364084

Predicted course estimating apparatus and predicted course estimating method

A predicted course estimating apparatus for estimating a predicted course of the own vehicle, includes: a data acquiring means for acquiring turning data that indicates a turning direction of the own vehicle; a filtering means for removing a high-frequency component that is included in the turning data; a course predicting means for calculating an estimated value for course prediction of the own vehicle, based on the turning data that has been filtered and a speed of the own vehicle; a determining means for determining whether the own vehicle is traveling a part of a road where the shape changes; and a characteristics changing means for changing the extent of removing of the high-frequency component by the filtering means when it is determined that the own vehicle is traveling a part of the road where the shape changes.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170364052

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

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

12/21/17 / #20170364018

Image forming system including punching unit

An image forming system capable of properly managing maintenance information on a punch die mounted on a puncher. The puncher punches holes in a sheet using a removably mounted punch die. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363975

Lithographic apparatus with a patterning device environment

A lithographic apparatus injects gas between a patterning device and a patterning device masking blade to help protect the patterning device from contamination. The gas may be injected into the space defined between the patterning device and the patterning device blade by one or more gas supply nozzles that are arranged on at least one side of the patterning device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363973

Reticle cooling by non-uniform gas flow

An apparatus, system, and method cool a patterning device by supplying a non-uniform gas flow. The apparatus and system include a gas supply structure that supplies a gas flow across the first surface of the patterning device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363950

Photoresist design layout pattern proximity correction through fast edge placement error prediction via a physics-based etch profile modeling framework

Disclosed are methods of generating a proximity-corrected design layout for photoresist to be used in an etch operation. The methods may include identifying a feature in an initial design layout, and estimating one or more quantities characteristic of an in-feature plasma flux (ifpf) within the feature during the etch operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363885

Image alignment systems and methods

Examples described herein include methods and systems for adjusting images which may be captured, for example, by a wearable camera. The wearable camera may be devoid of a viewfinder. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363849

Microscope for fluorescence imaging with variable focus

A miniaturized microscope having a tunable focal length provides for fluorescence measurements at an adjustable focus, providing for autofocus and/or depth adjustment of an image measurement without altering or adjusting a probe implanted in a sample and while providing collimated illumination of an area within the sample. The microscope includes an objective lens having a fixed position with respect to a second connector for receiving light returning from the sample and focusing it on an image sensor within the microscope that generates an image output, a beamsplitter for separating light returning from the sample, and an electrically-tunable lens positioned between the objective lens and the image sensor for adjusting an optical path length from the optical interface to the image sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363833

Polymer-free compliant optical member support

An assembly for fixing an optical element in a manner that decouples the optical element from mechanical stresses and thermal strains while providing freedom to facilitate alignment of the optical element, and while also eliminating polymers that can cause contamination problems including a mount configured for attachment to an optical system; a plurality of flexible metal members, each flexible member having a first end affixed to or integrally extending from the mount, and a free end defining a bearing surface for supporting an optical element; and an inorganic adhesive joining a surface of the optical member to the bearing surface.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363821

Connector device for connecting at least one optical fiber end piece to an electric terminal

The application provides a connector device for connecting at least one optical fiber endpiece to an electric terminal. The connector device comprises a printed circuit board and an electric connector plug connectable to an electric terminal. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363804

Multicore fiber having elliptical cores

A multicore fiber is provided that includes a plurality of elliptical cores spaced apart from one another. Each of the plurality of elliptical cores has an elliptical shape. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363797

Transparent display with improved contrast and transmission

A transparent display includes a backlight unit (blu) that includes a light guide plate (lgp). The blu is configured to allow light to be transmitted from one surface of the lgp to the other wherein, in at least one selected area, the light transmitted across the lgp is not substantially interfered with from the display image such that both a background behind the display and a display image are viewable to an observer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363706

Apparatus, system and method for finding direction

An apparatus, a system and a method for finding a direction of a radio tag having a transmitter and at least one antenna for sending signals to the apparatus. The apparatus including a receiver; at least one antenna capable to form at least two directivity fields; and means for determining the direction of the apparatus by a first path signal received from the radio tag by the at least two directivity fields of the at least one antenna of the apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363672

Method for detecting leakage current and electronic device supporting the same

An electronic device according to various exemplary embodiments of the present invention may include one or more switches, one of more sub-systems, and an interface control unit electrically coupled with the one or more sub-systems and the one or more switches. The interface control unit is configured to: detect a coupling of an external device to the electronic device, identify a type of the coupled external device, when the external device is identified as a current detecting device, generate a first control signal for turning off power to the one or more sub-systems, and a second control signal for setting a first path to supply the one or more sub-systems with power from the current detecting device, and transmit the first control signal to the one or more sub-systems and the second control signal to the one or more switches.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363662

Method and circuitry for measuring current

Transistor arrays are disclosed herein. An example transistor array includes a first node for coupling the transistor array to a circuit. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363517

Railway vehicle condition monitoring apparatus

A railway vehicle condition monitoring apparatus includes a detection device for detecting vehicle information represented by a wheel load or the like of a wheel included in a railway vehicle running on a railroad track, and a determination device including a classifier to which the vehicle information detected by the detection device is input and which outputs a vehicle condition such as the presence or absence of an abnormality of the railway vehicle. The classifier is generated by means of machine learning that uses training data of a railway vehicle of which the vehicle condition is known, the training data being the vehicle information and the vehicle condition which is known, the machine learning being performed so that when the vehicle information of the training data is input to the classifier, the classifier outputs the vehicle condition of the training data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363510

Method for determining the engine torque delivered by a multi-cylinder engine

Disclosed is a method for determining the engine torque delivered by a multi-cylinder engine, including the following steps: determining the angular velocity of the crankshaft and measuring the cylinder pressure over an angular window of combustion in a first cylinder fitted with a cylinder pressure sensor; calculating the value of the engine torque (tqiref) in this window; determining a current transfer function for the learning of the torque, so as to estimate the torque tqimdl(cyl)) in a second cylinder not fitted with a cylinder pressure sensor, from the product of: the engine torque calculated over the angular window of the first cylinder, a ratio between: the angular velocity of the crankshaft over an angular window of combustion of the second cylinder, and the angular velocity of the crankshaft over the window of combustion of the first cylinder.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363415

Multichannel optical receivers

Methods and apparatus are presented for multichannel optical coherence tomography. Light from a wavelength tuneable or steppable optical source is separated into one or more sample beams and one or more reference beams, and the one or more sample beams directed onto a sample to form one or more interaction regions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363414

Edge registration for interferometry

A metrology apparatus has an illumination source that directs collimated light to a reference surface and to an optical component having a test surface that is in parallel with the reference surface. A first imaging lens defines a fourier transform plane for light reflected from the reference surface and the test surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363358

All-secondary air cooled industrial steam condenser

A new design for large scale field erected industrial steam condensers in which all of the bundles are constructed as secondary bundles, in a-frame or v-shape configuration, with tubes oriented 25-35 degrees from the vertical, steam fed from the bottom and condensate is collected from the bundles from the bottom using a combination/hybrid manifold that both delivers steam to the tubes and collects condensate from the tubes and which is constructed so that the condensate is prevented from returning down the steam delivery riser(s) and in which the cross-sectional dimensions of the tubes are 125 mm wide with a cross-section height of less than 10 mm with fins that are 9.25 mm in height, arranged at 9 to 12 fins per inch.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363315

Heat source system operation management apparatus, heat source system operation management method and computer program

An operation management apparatus includes: a refrigerant return temperature prediction unit that predicts a temperature tr of a refrigerant returning from an air conditioner to a heat source system; a heat storage capacity estimation unit that estimates a heat storage capacity of the heat source system, based on the predicted refrigerant return temperature tr; and an operation plan unit that creates a plan based on the estimated heat storage capacity. The heat source system includes: a storage tank that supplies the refrigerant to the air conditioner; a refrigerant generation unit that cools the refrigerant returning from the air conditioner via the storage tank, and supplies it to the storage tank; a refrigerant feed temperature detection unit that measures a temperature of the refrigerant from the refrigerant generation unit; and a refrigerant return temperature detection unit that measures a temperature of the refrigerant returning from the storage tank.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363314

System and method for a controlled environment

An integrated system and process provides integrated control of the environment within a personal space. A tent or other structure suitable for forming a personal space, is in contact with, and may enclose, a user station. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363297

Burner and modular heat utilizing appliances therefor

A burner for burning fuels and modular heat utilizing appliances therefor. The burner includes a fuel holder, an outer wall surrounding the fuel holder and defining a combustion chamber, and optionally, a second wall surrounding the outer wall. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363036

Fuel injection control device for internal combustion engine

An ecu has a fuel pressure sensor that detects fuel pressure inside of a common rail. The ecu detects the fuel pressure at a predetermined frequency and calculates a drop amount of the fuel pressure in accordance with fuel injection by fuel injectors based on the detected fuel pressure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170363012

Low-power bowed rotor prevention and monitoring system

A bowed rotor prevention system for a gas turbine engine includes a core turning motor operable to drive rotation of an engine core of the gas turbine engine. The bowed rotor prevention system also includes a full authority digital engine control (fadec) that controls operation of the gas turbine engine in a full-power mode and controls operation of the core turning motor to drive rotation of the engine core using a reduced power draw when the fadec is partially depowered in a low-power bowed rotor prevention mode.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362997

Internally cooled high compression lean-burning internal combustion engine

An internally cooled internal combustion piston engine and method of operating a piston engine is provided, with the combination of liquid water injection, higher compression ratios than conventional engines, and leaner air fuel mixtures than conventional engines. The effective compression ratio of the engines herein is greater than 13:1. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362851

Temporary and portable shelters for mourning, celebration, and spiritual use

An expandable shelter includes a canopy adjustable in length along a longitudinal axis. Legs support the canopy in an a-frame configuration defining an apex angle along an upper ridgeline. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362816

Thermally broken anchor and assembly including the same

An anchor for securing together interior and exterior building components includes a first end having an outer side for engaging the interior building component and an inner side opposite the outer side. The anchor further includes a second end having an outer side and an inner side opposite the outer side of the second end for engaging the exterior building component. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362801

Freeze prediction system

A freeze prediction system for components such as one or more water pipes situated in a building. The building may have a heating system, a mechanism with a temperature setting connected to the heating system, and an indoor temperature indicator connected to the thermostat. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362786

Traffic cone dispensing and retrieving apparatus

An apparatus for dispensing cones onto a surface and for retrieving cones from the surface includes a cone transfer device having a tower with a platform moveable to and from a lower transfer position for dispensing cones onto the surface and for retrieving cones from the surface. The platform is movable in a vertical direction between the lower transfer position and an upper transfer position for receiving a stack of cones from a storage area and for returning a stack of cones to the storage area. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362586

Methods and kits for purifying plasmid dna

The disclosure relates to methods for nucleic acid purification, comprising (a) combining a sample comprising at least one nucleic acid with a suspension buffer to form a suspension, (b) combining the suspension with a lysis buffer to form a lysate, (c) combining the lysate with a binding buffer to form a solution; (d) combining the solution with at least one magnetic particle to form a combined solution comprising at least one modified magnetic particle reversibly bound to the at least one nucleic acid, (e) separating the at least one modified magnetic particle from the combined solution, (f) washing the at least one modified magnetic particle with a first wash buffer and a second wash buffer, and (g) combining the at least one modified magnetic particle with an elution buffer. Kits comprising these buffers and magnetic particles are also disclosed herein.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362585

Methods and apparatus for x-genetics

Methods and systems of using x-ray radiation to irradiate x-ray sensitive biomolecules to allow for specific control over the behavior of cells via the x-ray irradiation are provided. The systems and methods are influenced by the field of optogenetics, which uses visible light instead of x-ray radiation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362554

Multilayered cell culture apparatus

A multilayered cell culture apparatus for the culturing of cells is disclosed. The cell culture apparatus is defined as an integral structure having a plurality of cell culture chambers in combination with tracheal space(s). ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362524

Method and system for energy efficient torrefaction of biomass

The present invention relates to a method and system for torrefaction of biomass and combustion of generated torrefaction gases. The torrefaction gases released from the biomass during the torrefaction reaction are withdrawn from the reactor and into a first burning zone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362517

Method for hydrofining of middle distillates of fischer-tropsch synthetic full-range distillates

A method for hydrofining of middle distillates of fischer-tropsch synthetic full-range distillates, the method including: 1) separating middle distillates of fischer-tropsch synthetic full-range distillates to yield light distillates, heavy distillates and intermediate distillates; 2) metering the light distillates, the heavy distillates and the intermediate distillates; providing a hydrogenation reactor filled with a hydrofining catalyst and including a first feed inlet, a second feed inlet and a third feed inlet from the top down; mixing hydrogen and the light distillates, the heavy distillates and the intermediate distillates, respectively, and introducing resulting mixtures to the hydrogenation reactor via the first feed inlet, the second feed inlet and the third feed inlet, respectively; and 3) introducing products from 2) to a gas-liquid separator to yield hydrogen and liquid products, returning the hydrogen to the hydrogenation reactor, and introducing the liquid products to a fractionating column for further separation.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362502

Quantum dot composite and photoelectric device comprising same

The present invention relates to a quantum dot composite and a photoelectric device comprising the same, and more particularly, to a quantum dot composite having excellent optical characteristics, thereby improving the light efficiency of a photoelectric device, and a photoelectric device comprising the same. To this end, the present invention provides a quantum dot composite and a photoelectric device comprising the same, the quantum dot composite comprising: a matrix layer; a plurality of quantum dots dispersed inside the matrix layer; and a plurality of scattering particles dispersed inside the matrix layer in a manner of being disposed between the plurality of quantum dots, wherein the scattering particles have a hollow formed therein, thereby showing multiple refractive indices.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362414

Bistable auxetics

An auxetic metamaterial including a plurality of interconnected building blocks that are deformable between a collapsed position and an expanded position upon the application of a load. The building blocks are bistable, and define a stable state in both the collapsed position and the expanded position. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362390

Method of preparing functionalized particles

Particles are prepared in an emulsion using a method that includes providing a first reactant having at least two unsaturated carbon-carbon moieties and a second reactant having at least two si—h moieties, so long as at least one of the unsaturated carbon-carbon moieties of the first reactant or the si—h moieties of the second reactant is pendant. The method also includes providing a third reactant having a silicon atom and a condensable reactive group bonded to the silicon atom and also having an unsaturated carbon-carbon moiety and/or a si—h moiety, providing a hydrosilylation catalyst, and providing a polar liquid. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362389

Method of preparing condensation cross-linked particles

A method of preparing condensation cross-linked particles in an emulsion includes combining a first linear reactant having two unsaturated carbon-carbon moieties, a second linear reactant having two si—h moieties, and a third reactant having at least one condensable reactive group and having up to two unsaturated carbon-carbon moieties or si—h moieties with the proviso that the third reactant has at least one unsaturated carbon-carbon moiety or s—h moiety. The first, second, and third reactants are combined in the presence of a hydrosilylation catalyst and a polar liquid to form an emulsion wherein the first, second, and third reactants react via a hydrosilylation reaction to form particles that have a linear backbone wherein the condensable reactive group is disposed thereon. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362128

Ceramic powders with controlled size distribution

Disclosed herein are methods for preparing a titanate compound powder comprising titanate compound particles having a controlled particle size and/or particle size distribution. The methods include mixing at least one first inorganic compound chosen from sources of a first metal or metal oxide, at least one second inorganic compound chosen from sources of titania, and at least one binder to form a mixture; calcining the mixture to form a polycrystalline material comprising a plurality of titanate compound grains and a plurality of micro-cracks; and breaking the polycrystalline material along at least a portion of the microcracks. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362119

Transparent, near infrared-shielding glass ceramic

Optically transparent glass ceramic materials comprising a glass phase containing and a crystalline tungsten bronze phase comprising nanoparticles and having the formula mxwo3, where m includes at least one h, li, na, k, rb, cs, ca, sr, ba, zn, cu, ag, sn, cd, in, tl, pb, bi, th, la, pr, nd, sm, eu, gd, dy, ho, er, tm, yb, lu, and u, and where 0<x<1. Aluminosilicate and zinc-bismuth-borate glasses comprising at least one of sm2o3, pr2o3, and er2o3 are also provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362115

Method of making halogen doped optical element

A method of forming an optical element is provided. The method includes producing silica-based soot particles using chemical vapor deposition, the silica-based soot particles having an average particle size of between about 0.05 μm and about 0.25 μm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362112

Method and apparatus for isopipe support and sag mitigation

Disclosed herein are apparatuses for producing a glass ribbon, the apparatuses comprising a forming body comprising an upper trough-shaped portion comprising two trough walls and a trough bottom; a lower wedge-shaped portion; a delivery end comprising a first recess; and a compression end comprising a second recess; and first and second supports coupled to the first and second recesses, wherein at least a portion of the first or second support surfaces are non-planar and in continuous contact with at least a portion of the respective first or second recess surfaces. Also disclosed herein are methods for producing a glass ribbon using such apparatuses.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170362068

Multifunctional vehicle lifting, steering, moving and obstacle crossing device

The present invention discloses a multifunctional vehicle lifting, steering, moving and obstacle crossing device. The apparatus is composed of a rotating mechanism, a lifting mechanism, a running mechanism and a control mechanism, is mounted at a bottom of an automobile, can be conveniently folded at the bottom of the automobile when not used at ordinary times, and has characteristics of portability, flexibility, no space occupation and easy operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361995

Closing system for bottles and small bottles and method for the use thereof for the opening of said bottles

Closing system for bottles and small bottles and method for the use thereof for the opening of said bottles integrated by a single piece with three differentiated parts, two of them, inner threaded hole and screw (7), made of rigid material and joined by a pre-cut line, used as a base on which an elastic part (10) is overpressed. This elastic part (10) has some perimeter grooves (18) that, when fastening the screw (11) in the inner threaded hole (4) of the neck (3), presses the elastic part (10) and secures it against the walls of the bottleneck (3). ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361904

Bionic high holding power anchor

The present invention discloses a bionic high holding power anchor, which includes an anchor rod, a suspension clasp coupled with one end of the anchor rod and an anchor fluke hinged with the other end of the anchor rod, wherein a plurality of fluke heads arranged at equal intervals are extended from a front end of the anchor fluke, fin-like streamlined balance wings are arranged at two sides of the anchor fluke; the fluke head is in a shape of triangle-like taper containing a plane side wall and two curved side walls, the plane side wall is an isosceles triangle, the two curved side walls are smooth curved surfaces, and the two smooth curved surfaces are symmetrical around a normal plane of the plane side wall. According to the bionic high holding power anchor of the present invention, the balance wings are arranged at the two sides of the anchor fluke, a body is avoided from being turned completely and the anchor reaches to a soil layer at a correct working angle during a process that the anchor is thrown into water; and a longitudinal dimension of the anchor is increased, so that an anti-turning property of the anchor in the soil layer is improved significantly, and a risk of anchor dragging is reduced.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361873

Method of building smart vehicle control model, and method and apparatus for controlling smart vehicle

The present invention provides a method of building a smart vehicle control model, and a method and apparatus for controlling a smart vehicle, wherein the method of building a smart vehicle control model comprises: acquiring sample data which comprise corresponding steering wheel turning angles under driving environments; extracting vehicle state features and road condition features from the sample data; using the extracted features to train a neural network model to obtain the smart vehicle control model. The method of controlling smart vehicle comprises: extracting vehicle state features and road condition features of a vehicle to be controlled; inputting the extracted features into the smart vehicle control model to obtain a steering wheel turning angle; controlling the vehicle to be controlled using the steering wheel turning angle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361868

Steering control system

A steering control system for a vehicle that considers the limitations of at least one of the vehicle and the environment is contemplated. The steering control system can receive a vehicle characteristic, an environmental condition, a desired amount of turning, and a desired velocity of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361850

Traction loss warning system and method

A traction loss warning system includes a warning controller configured to be disposed onboard a first vehicle and to determine a location on a route where a loss in traction of the first vehicle occurred and a vehicle controller configured to be disposed onboard a second vehicle, the vehicle controller configured to control movement of the second vehicle along the route. The warning controller also is configured to communicate a warning signal that notifies the second vehicle of the location where the loss in traction of the first vehicle occurred. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361841

Travel control device for vehicle

A travel control device for a vehicle includes a forward information acquirer, a following travel controller, and a preceding-vehicle start detector. The forward information acquirer acquires information ahead of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361810

Wiper control apparatus

Turning angles of an output shaft of a wiper motor are detected by a turning angle sensor. In a case in which a wiper switch is switched off, a wiper control circuit performs control to stop a wiper blade at a stowed position, which is a stop reference position, on the basis of a position of the wiper blade calculated from a detected turning angle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361791

Battery management system of vehicle

A battery management system of a vehicle is provided to prevent a lithium battery from being overcharged and over-discharged and to safely protect the lithium battery from various conditions degrading the lithium battery when the lithium battery is used as a low-voltage battery in the vehicle. The battery management system includes a relay that electrically connect and disconnects power supplied to a load from a battery and a reconnection switch that determines a connection state based on user manipulation and generates a signal for turning the relay on and off based on the connection state. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361763

Projected laser lines/graphics to visually indicate truck turning path

A system and method are provided and include a light source projector with a positional actuator mounted on a subject vehicle that projects laser lines on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A controller receives steering angle data from a steering system of the subject vehicle, the steering angle data corresponding to a steering angle of the subject vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361762

Projected laser lines/graphics onto the road for indicating truck platooning/warning to other drivers of presence of truck platoon

A system and method are provided and include a light source projector with a positional actuator mounted on a subject vehicle that projects a laser line on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A controller is in communication with a platoon vehicle traveling in front of or behind the subject vehicle in a platoon and controls the positional actuator to project the laser line on the roadway between the subject vehicle and the at least one platoon vehicle.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361760

Lighting module for a motor vehicle

A lighting module for a motor vehicle includes a carrier, such as a single printed circuit board, and a plurality of light sources configured to perform various functions selected from a group including door lock status, turn signal indication, blind spot warning indication and door latch handle illumination.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361635

Printer and computer-implemented process for controlling a printer

A method of controlling a printer is disclosed, the printer including a number of print heads extending across a print zone, and each print head including at least one nozzle array extending in a direction of a print head axis. Each nozzle array comprises a center section of nozzles and side sections of nozzles, wherein the side sections of neighboring nozzle arrays overlap defining an overlap region and the center sections of the nozzle arrays define non-overlap regions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361574

Laminated glass article with low compaction and method for forming the same

A strengthened glass article (100), such as a substrate for a p-si based transistors, includes first and second glass cladding layers (104, 106) and a glass core layer (102) disposed therebetween. A coefficient of thermal expansion [cte] of each cladding layer (104, 106), which can be made of the same glass, is at least 1×10−7° c.−1 less than that of the core layer (102). ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361551

Systems and methods for rapidly fabricating nanopatterns in a parallel fashion over large areas

Nanopantography is a method for patterning nanofeatures over large areas. Transfer of patterns defined by nanopantography using highly selective plasma etching, with an oxide layer of silicon serving as a hard mask, can improve patterning speed and etch profile. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361436

Ratchet wrench having quick release structure

A ratchet wrench having a quick release structure includes a drive bar, a rotary head, and a locking switch. The drive bar includes a fork arm, a fork opening formed at the fork arm, an axial hole communicating with the fork opening, and a radial hole communicating with the axial hole. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361216

Method and system incorporating real environment for virtuality and reality combined interaction

A method incorporating real environment for virtuality and reality combined interaction includes: step 1: capturing a frame of image in a real environment, and determining a movement state between a previous frame of image and a current image for at least one edge point in the image; step 2: for each of virtual objects in the virtual content, detecting whether the edge point is existed on the periphery of the virtual object, and applying corresponding function on the virtual object according to the movement state of the edge point when the edge point is existed on the periphery of the virtual object; and step 3: displaying the virtual content and the real environment in a superimposed manner according to function effect of the edge point to the virtual object, and returning back to step 1 to proceed until interaction between virtuality and reality is end.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361207

Internally illuminable playing cards

Internally illuminable playing cards are disclosed. The disclosed playing cards may include a polymeric body, at least one light-emitting diode (led) at least partially inside of the polymeric body, a battery (or a slot in the polymeric body for receiving a battery) for providing power to the at least one led, and a switch at least partially inside the polymeric body and operatively connected to the at least one led to facilitate turning the at least one led on and off. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361195

Apparatus, system and method for protecting a pitcher of a ball

An apparatus, a system and a method protects a pitcher from being struck by a returning ball and has a container that encloses a bag of balls, a screen and/or a base that is attached to a lid. The lid is removed from the container and placed in front of the container which may provide a seating surface for the pitcher. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361156

Training management system, training management method, training management program, and training management device

A system that can avoid training overemphasized by a taste of a user and prevent an injury or a trouble from being caused by an unnatural body motion by comparing, between the user and other users, evaluation values of parameters based on exercise data and analyzing training. A training management system includes data detecting means for detecting exercise data related to exercise of a user, parameter calculating means for calculating, on the basis of the detected exercise data, exercise information representing information concerning the exercise carried out by the user, evaluation-value calculating means for calculating an evaluation value of the user on the basis of the exercise information, comparison-target acquiring means for acquiring evaluation values of other users, and comparing means for comparing the evaluation value of the user and the evaluation values of the other users.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361138

Oil fire and boil over attenuation using buoyant glass materials

A method is described for using cellular glass blocks, cellular glass nodules, hollow glass spheres, or other buoyant glass materials to attenuate oil fire, limit thermal radiation from an oil fire, and reduce the risk of boil-over phenomenon. Cellular glass blocks, cellular glass nodules, hollow glass spheres, or other buoyant glass products may be deployed passively, prior to an ignition event, or actively, as a response to an ignition event to provide control. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361093

Systems, methods and kits for peripheral nerve stimulation

Nerve stimulation systems and methods are disclosed for providing modulation of nerve targets in the lower limbs typically at or below the knee. For example, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (tens), percutaneous nerve stimulation, and implantable stimulation systems and methods are disclosed for providing stimulation to the saphenous nerve (safn). ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361045

Auto-fit mask

Devices and systems with methods for detecting a sealing condition between a patient interface and a patient, and adjusting the patient interface to maintain the patient interface in sealing contact with the patient. The patient interface may include a sealing structure to form a seal on the patient, and a positioning structure to secure the sealing structure to the patient. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361043

Medical device and process for alarm organization

A medical device is provided with an alarm organization. A process for alarm organization of a medical device is also provided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170361002

Integral artificial heart device

Integral artificial heart device capable of storing venous blood in dynamic atria, without interrupting the continuous return of the blood. The device comprises a right ventricle (a1) and left ventricle (a2) pulsing simultaneously, and the reactive right atrium (c1) and left atrium (not illustrated) thereof, immersed in a pneumatic spec (d) having a variable vacuum d, which is driven by a solenoid (35), acting sequentially, by repulsion, on the permanent magnet discs (20, 21) included in the elastic ventricular membranes (18, 19), which beat simultaneously in the ventricular spaces (a1) and (a2), and, in the opposite direction, in pneumatic space (d) which houses elastic tubes acting as atria. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360961

Aav/xbp1s-ha virus, gene therapy method and use thereof in the optimisation and improvement of learning, memory and cognitive capacities

This invention presents a sequence of the virus aav/xbp1s-ha, method and its use in the improvement of cognitive functions, of memory and of learning, as presented in the in vivo studies in fig. 12/17 right panel.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360406

Microbubble signal based temporal-bone thickness compensation for sonothrombolysis

An ultrasonic intracranial sonothrombolysis pressure amplitude is pre-quantified by using an ultrasound-scanner control unit (110) having an increasing and/or decreasing mode and designed for: with respect to a current mode, interrogating a blockage site iteratively so as to progressively and respectively increase or decrease a pressure amplitude of ultrasound being emitted to the site at which bubbles (144) for oscillating that is caused by the emitted ultrasound are present; iteration to iteration, deriving, from echoes of the emitted ultrasound, a magnitude of an energy of a signal; and automatically identifying, for the quantifying, an iteration that, in comparison with a just-previous iteration, fails to increase the magnitude. The interrogating may span a region that contains or goes through: the obstruction; another part of the blood vessel; and bubble circulation within a neighboring vessel and a neighboring capillary (136). ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360379

Method for score confidence interval estimation when vital sign sampling frequency is limited

The following relates generally to the medical monitoring arts, medical warning systems concerning a monitored patient, and so forth. In clinical settings, alarms are usually triggered when a single-parameter or a multi-parameter score exceeds certain thresholds. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360349

Adaptive alertness testing system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for monitoring one or more environmental variables concerning a client electronic device configured to administer an alertness test to a user. A disrupter is selected for inclusion within the alertness test based, at least in part, upon the one or more environmental variables concerning the client electronic device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360348

Adaptive alertness testing system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for monitoring one or more environmental variables concerning a user of a client electronic device configured to administer an alertness test to the user. A disrupter is selected for inclusion within the alertness test based, at least in part, upon the one or more environmental variables concerning the user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360347

Impairment detection system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for administering an alertness test on a client electronic device to determine a result for a user, wherein the result is indicative of a level of alertness of the user. Circadian information concerning the user is received. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360346

Impairment detection system and method

A method, computer program product, and computing system for administering an alertness test on a client electronic device to determine a result for a user, wherein the result is indicative of a level of alertness of the user. Biometric information concerning the user may be received from a biometric device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360320

Using multiple diagnostic parameters for predicting heart failure events

Techniques for using multiple physiological parameters to provide an early warning for worsening heart failure are described. A medical device monitors a primary diagnostic parameter that is indicative of worsening heart failure, such as intrathoracic impedance or pressure, and one or more secondary diagnostic parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

12/21/17 / #20170360202

Adjustable furniture

The invention provides an article of adjustable furniture (10), preferably an adjustable chair or bed, comprising a floor standing base section (16), adjustable seat (18), backrest (20) and headrest (130) sections and actuator means (100) for moving the backrest and headrest sections. The seat section is movably mounted with respect to the base section. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359786

Broadcasting, and scanning for wireless communication

Resulting in a reduction of communication power consumption, a broadcasting method can comprise sending a broadcasting packet by using a current power and listening; when a request is detected by means of listening, recording the current power as a historical power, and decreasing the current power; and determining whether a current broadcasting event is ended, if the current broadcasting event is ended, determining the historical power as a reference working power, and otherwise, returning to the broadcasting and listening. A scan method can comprise: performing scan and listening; when a broadcasting packet is detected by means of listening, if a request has been sent to a sender of the broadcasting packet and a received signal strength of the broadcasting packet changes, adjusting a first transmit power; and sending the request to the sender of the broadcasting packet according to the adjusted first transmit power.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359782

Device-based solutions to power drain caused by continuous switching between different radio access technology networks

A wireless communication device may detect, within a specified time duration, at least a specified number of occurrences of a sequence of events, which includes the wireless communication device transitioning from a second cellular network operating according to a second radio access technology (rat) to a first cellular network operating according to a first rat, the wireless communication device failing to remain on the first cellular network for more than a specified time duration, and the wireless communication device returning from the first cellular network to the second cellular network. At least in response to this detection, the wireless communication device may determine whether to attempt future transition to the first cellular network while operating in the second network, based on one or more conditions, and/or may adjust one or more parameters used by the wireless communication device to determine when to redirect from the second cellular network to the first cellular network.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359767

Sink node, sensor network system, information collection method, and information collection program

A sink node forming a sensor network system with one or more sensor nodes includes a communication time period allocation means for allocating, to a target sensor node, a communication time period for measurement information transmission by the target sensor node, to not overlap a communication time period for measurement information transmission by a node related to a wireless communication environment between the target sensor node and sink node, concerning measurement information transmission by a sensor target sensor node other than the target sensor node among the one or more sensor nodes. The communication time period allocation means adjusts a communication time period allocated for subsequent measurement information to be transmitted by the target sensor node, based on a predetermined wireless communication parameter related to the wireless communication environment between the target sensor node and sink node, concerning measurement information transmission by the target sensor node.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359754

Learning-constrained optimal enhancement of cellular networks capacity

Optimal enhancement of 3g cellular network capacity utilizes two components of learning and optimization. First, a pair of learning approaches are used to model cellular network capacity measured in terms of total number of users carried and predict breakpoints of cellular towers as a function of network traffic loading. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359752

Congestion reduction of lte networks

Optimal reduction of 4g lte cellular network congestion utilizes two components of learning and optimization. First, an mlpdl learning approach is used to model cellular network congestion measured in terms of prb utilization and predict 80% utilization as breakpoint thresholds of cellular towers as a function of average connected user equipments. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359715

Learning gamification and safety control application for mobile devices

An application for mobile devices that enables a server device to control multiple client devices with numerous features and capabilities relevant to both server and client devices, such as learning gamification and safety controls. Running on popular operating systems, this application is compatible with other mobile applications and provides a mechanism for the server device to override internal controls on one or more client devices with ability to configure access controls based on gamification features using parameters that include but not limited to applications, programs, goals, and rewards. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359713

Method and apparatus for cooperative positioning in a wireless communication network

According to the teachings herein, a wireless device that is a candidate for operating in the cooperative positioning advantageously activates that mode in response to detecting a warning situation. In some embodiments, the detection and/or activation operations are autonomously undertaken by the wireless device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359580

Content adaptation for streaming

Techniques are disclosed by which a coding parameter is determined to encode video data resulting in encoded video data possessing a highest possible video quality. Features may be extracted from an input video sequence. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359569

Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays

The disclosure provides methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display that the user approaches an edge of field of view of a camera or one or more tangible obstacles. The warning includes presenting audio and/or displayable messages to the user, or moving the display(s) of the head mounted displays away of the user's eyes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359375

Anti-phishing protection

Anti-phishing protection assists in protecting against phishing attacks. Any links that are contained within a message that has been identified as a phishing message are disabled. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359362

Spam classification system based on network flow data

In an example embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises obtaining labels from messages associated with an email service provider, wherein the labels indicate for each message ip how many spam and non-spam messages have been received; obtaining network data features from a cloud service provider; providing the labels and network data features to a machine learning application; generating a prediction model representing an algorithm for determining whether a particular set of network data features are spam or not; applying the prediction model to network data features for an unlabeled message; and generating an output of the prediction model indicating a likelihood that the unlabeled message is spam.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359294

World wonders learning is and educational initiative, curriculum, program, publishing resource etc. for reinventing schools

The purpose of d-elite.net online social media, social network, social gaming and social messaging service website is to connect, communicate, and collaborate socially, as well as send regular or live communication messages, and or mail through their ioffice spot address. D-elite.net ioffice members could conduct personal and or professional business or maybe startup a new business and use your ioffice spot's communication and messaging system as its home-based communication tool. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359278

Methods and systems for creating auto-reply messages

This application discloses a method implemented on a client system for creating an automatic reply message. The client system obtains content information of a webpage including information concerning a plurality of content items. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359241

Communication system, abnormality detection device and abnormality detection method

Provided are a communication system, an abnormality detection device and an abnormality detection method that detects abnormality concerning communication such as information forged by utilizing a difference in timings of sampling between multiple communication devices. For the system configuration where ecus transmit and receive information through a common communication line, abnormality detection related to communication is performed by a monitoring device connected to the communication line. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359228

Streaming data decision-making using distributions

An example method comprises receiving a first data stream regarding performance of a monitored system at a first time, determining a plurality of distributions from the first data stream, identifying at least one state for each different distribution of the plurality of distributions to identify a plurality of states, classifying each of the plurality of states into classifications, identifying at least one of the plurality of states as being a problematic state, for each state recognizing one or more transitions from or to other states of the plurality of states, receiving a second data stream of the monitored system at a second time, identifying a precursor state of the plurality of states indicating at least a potential future transition to the problematic state, and generating a warning before the monitored system enters the problematic state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359227

Internet address structure analysis, and applications thereof

An analysis system automates ip address structure discovery by deep analysis of sample ipv6 addresses using a set of computational methods, namely, information-theoretic analysis, machine learning, and statistical modeling. The system receives a sample set of ip addresses, computes entropies, discovers and mines address segments, builds a network model of address segment inter-dependencies, and provides a graphical display with various plots and tools to enable a network analyst to navigate and explore the exposed ipv6 address structure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170359212

Information processing method, device and computer readable storage medium

An information processing method, an information processing device, a terminal and a server are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving scenario description information reported by a terminal, where the scenario description information includes webpage information and/or operation instruction information; calculating a usage scenario of the terminal based on the scenario description information; acquiring a response message corresponding to the usage scenario of the terminal, where the response message includes notice information and/or security operation prompt information, and the response message is for promoting the terminal to output the notice information and/or execute a security operation based on the security operation prompt information; and returning the response message to the terminal to perform scenario response processing.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358981

Switching power supply device

A switching power supply device includes: a latch circuit to be set by a latch signal that is generated when an anomaly is detected, the latch circuit stopping the turning on and off of the switching element when set by the latch signal; a pulse generator that receives said latch signal and generates a pulse signal at a prescribed cycle in response to said latch signal; a discharge circuit that is activated every time said pulse signal is provided so as to discharge electric charges stored in the capacitor; and a comparator for undervoltage protection that, when said control power supply voltage decreases to a prescribed operation stop voltage as said capacitor discharges, resets the latch circuit and the pulse generator, respectively.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358849

Telephone handset provided with a remedial signal generator

A remedial signal for potentially harmful radiation that is emitted by a portable electronic battery powered communication device is implemented directly within the handset of the portable communication device the portable communication device is operated by a microprocessor and the remedial signal module is controlled by an algorithm in the microprocessor wherein the algorithm obtains information concerning radio frequency communications associated with the portable telecommunications device from the transceivers of the device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358776

Method for manufacturing light extraction substrate for organic light emitting element, light extraction substrate for organic light emitting element, and organic light emitting element including same

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, and an organic light emitting element that includes the same and, more specifically, to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, and an organic light emitting element that includes the same, which can enhance the light extraction efficiency of an organic light emitting element and, in particular, can reduce the process cost. To this end, the present invention provides the method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, the light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting element, and the organic light emitting element that includes the same, the method comprising: a mixture preparation step for preparing a mixture by mixing a plurality of thermoplastic polymers in a metal oxide nano-dispersion solution; a mixture coating step for coating the mixture on a base substrate; and a mixture firing step for firing the coated mixture, wherein during the mixture firing step, the plurality of thermoplastic polymers are gasified, and when the mixture firing step is completed, the metal oxide nano-dispersion solution is made as a matrix layer, and closed pores are formed in the positions within the matrix layer that were occupied by the thermoplastic polymers before the gasification.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358763

Flexible substrate and method of manufacturing same

The present invention relates to a flexible substrate and a method of manufacturing same and, more particularly, to a flexible substrate and a method of manufacturing same, the flexible substrate having high flexibility, high transparency, and high conductivity, so as to be able to improve the quality of a flexible display device to which it is applied. To this end, the present invention provides a flexible substrate and a method of manufacturing same, the flexible substrate characterized by comprising: a flexible base material; an ito thin film formed on the flexible base material; and a plurality of nano particles discontinuously distributed within the ito thin film.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358594

Method of forming a staircase in a semiconductor device using a linear alignmnent control feature

A linear mark extending perpendicular to a primary step direction of stepped terrace for a three-dimensional memory device can be employed as a reference feature for aligning a trimming material layer before initiating an etch-and-trim process sequence. The linear mark can be formed as a linear trench or a linear rail structure. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358581

Non-volatile memory device employing a deep trench capacitor

A non-volatile memory device with a programmable leakage can be formed employing a trench capacitor. After formation of a deep trench, a metal-insulator-metal stack is formed on surfaces of the deep trench employing a dielectric material that develops leakage path filaments upon application of a programming bias voltage. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358566

Systems and methods for a sequential spacer scheme

Semiconductor devices disclosed herein have minimum spacings that correlate with spacer widths. An exemplary semiconductor device includes a substrate and a target layer disposed over the substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358533

Low-temperature diffusion doping of copper interconnects independent of seed layer composition

Low-temperature techniques for doping of cu interconnects based on interfacially-assisted thermal diffusion are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming doped copper interconnects includes the steps of: patterning at least one trench in a dielectric material; forming a barrier layer lining the trench; forming a metal liner on the barrier layer; depositing a seed layer on the metal liner; plating a cu fill into the trench to form cu interconnects; removing a portion of a cu overburden to access an interface between the metal liner and the cu fill; depositing a dopant layer; and diffusing a dopant(s) from the dopant layer along the interface to form a cu interconnect doping layer between the metal liner and the cu fill. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358487

Self aligned conductive lines

A method for forming conductive lines on a wafer comprises forming a first hardmask, a planarizing layer, a second hardmask, a layer of sacrificial mandrel material on the second hardmask, and patterning a mask on the layer of sacrificial material. A first sacrificial mandrel and a second sacrificial mandrel and a gap are formed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358459

Method for patterning a thin film

A method for producing at least one pattern in a layer resting on a substrate, including: a) making amorphous at least one first block of an upper layer of crystalline material resting on a first amorphous supporting layer, while the crystalline structure of a second block of the upper layer that adjoins and is juxtaposed with the first block is preserved; b) partially recrystallizing the first block by using at least one side surface of the second block that is in contact with the first block as an area for the start of a recrystallization front, the partial recrystallization being carried out to preserve a region of amorphous material in the first block; c) selectively etching the amorphous material of the upper layer with respect to the crystalline material of the upper layer to form at least one first pattern in the upper layer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358450

Organic mandrel protection process

Provide is a method of patterning spacers, the method comprising: providing an initial patterned structure in a substrate in a processing chamber, the initial patterned structure comprising an organic mandrel and an underlying layer; exposing the patterned structure in a direct current superposition (dcs) plasma treatment process, the process depositing a layer of a first material on the initial patterned structure; performing an atomic layer conformal deposition process using a second material, the first material providing protection to the organic mandrel at the beginning of the atomic layer conformal deposition process; performing a post spacer etch mandrel pull process, the process creating a final patterned structure with a target final sidewall angle; concurrently controlling integration operating variables in the exposing the patterned structure, the atomic layer conformal deposition process, and the post spacer etch mandrel pull process in order to meet the target final sidewall angle and other integration objectives.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358363

Semiconductor device and method for driving semiconductor device

A semiconductor device with a reduced area and capable of higher integration and larger storage capacity is provided. A multi-valued memory cell including a reading transistor which includes a back gate electrode and a writing transistor is used. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358285

Composing music using foresight and planning

An approach is provided in which an information handling system configures a reinforcement learning model based inspiration selections received from a user. The information handling system performs training iterations using the configured reinforcement learning model, which generates multiple actions and multiple rewards corresponding to multiple actions. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358246

Learning application controlling method and system using the same

A method for providing points obtained through a learning application as cash available in real life, a learning application controlling method includes: managing a point history to store point information that calculates points, which are obtained by performing a predetermined process provided from the learning application by each user account and/or transmit the point information to a server device; obtaining cash information assigned to a predetermined number of user accounts in a descending point acquisition order of total points based on the point information that the server device obtains from a plurality of terminals, from the server device; obtaining conversion point information on cash to be withdrawn in cash assigned to the user account based on the cash information; obtaining a withdrawal means for the withdrawal and payment information; and transmitting payment request information based on the conversion point information, the withdrawal means, and the payment information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358244

World wonders learning is an educational initiative, curriculum, program, and publishing etc

World wonders learning is a new educational program, textbook, curriculum or school design. This educational initiative is created to encourage school officials to give school districts as well as school administrators more autonomy to “reinvent existing school designs, from prek through college could pose a problem if the administrator and or the school community leaders have a problem with envisioning and organizing a new form of school. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358237

Computer-assisted method and computer system for teaching piano

The present invention provides a computer-assisted method and a computer system for teaching a student to play a musical instrument having a keyboard, in particular a piano, which requires and allows the student to listen to a piece of music, before playing the music by analyzing and imitating what is heard and reading the notation of the music. The method and the system of the present invention enable the process of learning piano to become a fun and enjoyable game.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358235

Accelerated learning, entertainment and cognitive therapy using augmented reality comprising combined haptic, auditory, and visual stimulation

A plurality of first sensory cues are generated capable of being perceived by a user. Each first sensory cue of the plurality of first sensory cues is dependent on a position of at least one body member of a performer relative to a performance element of a performance object with which an event is performed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358234

Method and apparatus for inquiry driven learning

Systems and methods are provided for implementing inquiry-driven presentation of an online educational course. Course content may be illustrated as a course map having multiple content nodes interconnected by indicia of questions relating an originating content node with a destination content node. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358230

System and method for providing group learning via computerized student group assignments conducted based on student attributes and student-viable-related criteria

In certain implementations, group learning may be provided via computerized student group assignments. In an implementation, student information about students registered to take a course may be obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358229

Monotonous game-like task to promote effortless automatic recognition of sight words

System and methods are provided to promote effortless automatic recognition of common sight words. A subject performs a game-like task that generates novel non-verbal visual stimuli that triggers visual attention shifts that enhance foveal and parafoveal recognition of non-verbal and verbal stimuli laterally presented in the right or left visual field. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358211

Warning system for an automated vehicle

A warning system for an automated vehicle includes an object-detector, a location-detector, a transceiver, and a controller. The object-detector is used to determine a separation-distance to a target-vehicle from a host-vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358209

Collision avoidance device

A collision avoidance device includes, for example, a collision avoidance executor, a determiner, and a collision avoidance controller. The collision avoidance executor can execute a collision avoidance function for a vehicle to avoid collision with an object to be avoided. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358203

Pedestrian warning system providing adjustable acoustic indications

Systems and methods are disclosed for a pedestrian warning system. An example disclosed method to simulate noise for an electric or noise-dampened vehicle to warning pedestrians includes producing a first sound at a first frequency range from a first sound generator located at a front of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358199

Universal reminder device

A universal reminder device in the form of a series circuit including a power source, a warning indicator, a pressure-sensitive normally closed momentary switch, and a pressure-sensitive normally open momentary switch.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358198

Method for controlling mobile phone loss prevention function by means of bluetooth earphones

The present invention relates to a method for controlling a mobile phone loss prevention function by means of bluetooth earphones. The method includes: a link loss determination step (s10) of measuring a sensitivity of a signal transmitted/received between a mobile phone and the bluetooth earphone and determining occurrence of a link loss; warning sound generation steps (s20, s40, and s60) of, when the link loss has occurred, generating a warning sound, which warns of loss of the mobile phone, through the bluetooth earphone in such a manner as to amplify a volume of the warning sound from a low volume to a high volume for each step; and warning sound stop identification steps (s30, s50, and s70) of determining whether a warning sound stop button has been operated by a user who has recognized the warning sound and selecting whether the generation of the warning sound is to be stopped.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358188

Systems including a smart device for receiving a prerecorded message and transmitting the prerecorded message to a detector

A warning system of the present disclosure has at least two detectors for detecting conditions within a structure that are communicatively coupled via a wireless area network (wan), and each detector is configured to activate an alert and to transmit data indicative of a detected condition to a smart device. In addition, the warning system has a processor configured to receive the data indicative of the detected condition and automatically initiate control logic resident on the smart device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358183

System and method for determining a person within a predetermined distance of an emitter of ionizing energy

A system and method of protecting individuals from ionizing energy is provided. The system can determine and monitor the location of an individual, relative to a source of ionizing energy. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358075

Sequential learning technique for medical image segmentation

Sequential learning techniques, such as auto-context, that apply the output of an intermediate classifier as contextual features for its subsequent classifier have shown impressive performance for semantic segmentation. It is shown that these methods can be interpreted as an approximation technique derived from a bayesian formulation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170358027

Scoring trustworthiness, competence, and/or compatibility of any entity for activities including recruiting or hiring decisions, composing a team, insurance underwriting, credit decisions, or shortening or improving sales cycles

Systems and methods for recruiting, counter-terrorism/security, insurance underwriting, sales and marketing improvement, decisioning financial transactions and collections, and social scoring are provided. Machine learning can assign connectivity values to other community members, including individuals, companies, products, brands, cities or neighborhoods, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357945

Automated matching of job candidates and job listings for recruitment

An automated recruitment platform determines based on a candidate's work history, one or more matching job listings. For each candidate, a recruitment engine receives work history information, including a past or present job title and company. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357935

Self-organizing software scan scheduling based on neural network cognitive classification

An approach for updating of a repetition frequency of a system scan operation. The approach calculates values of asset management factors based on results of the asset management factors from a current and a previously performed system scan operation. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357911

Feature search by machine learning

A method to improve a lithographic process for imaging a portion of a design layout onto a substrate using a lithographic projection apparatus, the method including: obtaining a target feature; generating a perturbed target feature from the target feature by applying a perturbation thereto; generating a set of training examples includes the perturbed target feature and an indication as whether the perturbed target feature is deemed the same as the target feature; training a learning model with the set of training examples; classifying features in the portion of the design layout into at least two classes: being deemed the same as the target feature, and being deemed different from the target feature.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357908

Method and system of alarm rationalization in an industrial control system

Described herein are systems and methods of alarm rationalization for an industrial control system. This can comprise building a model of the industrial control system, wherein the model includes components that are monitored or controlled by the industrial control system and alarms associated with the components; training the model by applying one or more machine learning algorithms against a historical database of alarms for the industrial control system; and applying the trained model against the industrial control system for alarm management of the industrial control system.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357897

Streaming data decision-making using distributions with noise reduction

An example method comprises receiving a first data stream regarding performance of a monitored system at a first time, determining a plurality of distributions from the first data stream using a density function of a plurality of bins for the data, identifying at least one state for each different distribution of the plurality of distributions to identify a plurality of states, classifying each of the plurality of states into classifications, identifying at least one of the plurality of states as being a problematic state using a first log likelihood ratio, for each state recognizing one or more transitions from or to other states of the plurality of states, receiving a second data stream of the monitored system at a second time, identifying a precursor state indicating at least a potential future transition to the-problematic state, and generating a warning before the monitored system enters the problematic state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357896

Content embedding using deep metric learning algorithms

The technology disclosed introduces a concept of training a neural network to create an embedding space. The neural network is trained by providing a set of k+2 training documents, each training document being represented by a training vector x, the set including a target document represented by a vector xt, a favored document represented by a vector xs, and k>1 unfavored documents represented by vectors xiu, each of the vectors including input vector elements, passing the vector representing each document set through the neural network to derive an output vectors yt, ys and yiu, each output vector including output vector elements, the neural network including adjustable parameters which dictate an amount of influence imposed on each input vector element to derive each output vector element, adjusting the parameters of the neural network to reduce a loss, which is an average over all of the output vectors yiu of [d(yt,ys)−d(yt,yiu)].. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357891

Accelerator for deep neural networks

A system for bit-serial computation in a neural network is described. The system may be embodied on an integrated circuit and include one or more bit-serial tiles for performing bit-serial computations in which each bit-serial tile receives input neurons and synapses, and communicates output neurons. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357890

Computing system for inferring demographics using deep learning computations and social proximity on a social data network

In social data networks, it is difficult for a computing system to automatically identify demographic attributes associated with user accounts because of incorrect, incomplete or non-existent data associated with the user account profile. Therefore, a computing system is provided that retrieves user account data and related text data, and that uses deep learning computations to infer demographic attributes about a given user based on the text data that they generate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357879

Systems and methods using weighted-ensemble supervised-learning for automatic detection of ophthalmic disease from images

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for classifying ophthalmic images according to disease type, state, and stage. The disclosed invention details systems, methods, and devices to perform the aforementioned classification based on weighted-linkage of an ensemble of machine learning models. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357866

Method and system for providing behavior of vehicle operator using virtuous cycle

A method or system is capable of detecting operator behavior (“ob”) utilizing a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“mlc”), and cloud based network (“cbn”). In one aspect, the process monitors operator body language captured by interior sensors and captures surrounding information observed by exterior sensors onboard a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357864

Method and system for providing auto space management using virtuous cycle

A method or system capable of managing automobile parking space (“aps”) using containerized sensors, machine learning center, and cloud based network is disclosed. A process, in one aspect, monitors the surrounding information observed by a set of onboard sensors of a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357844

Image-based tumor phenotyping with machine learning from synthetic data

Machine training and application of machine-trained classifier are used for image-based tumor phenotyping in a medical system. To create a training database with known phenotype information, synthetic medical images are created. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357807

Deployment of machine learning models for discernment of threats

A mismatch between model-based classifications produced by a first version of a machine learning threat discernment model and a second version of a machine learning threat discernment model for a file is detected. The mismatch is analyzed to determine appropriate handling for the file, and taking an action based on the analyzing. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357760

Clinical decision supporting ensemble system and clinical decision supporting method using the same

Provided are a clinical decision supporting ensemble system and method. Clinical prediction results for a patient obtained through machine learning and received from a plurality of external medical institutions are integrated to perform an ensemble prediction, so that not only a current condition of the patient but also a future process of an illness of the patient is predicted to assist a medical person in making a quick and correct medical decision.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357758

Application to worker communication interface

A substantially real-time voice, text, and messaging communications system employs application triggers for communications. A system provides communication between an executable application and a worker the system comprises at least one repository including, mapping information associating predetermined indicators conveyed by transaction messages with tasks performed by corresponding workers and communication routing information for use in establishing communication with the corresponding workers. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357722

Situational awareness system with topical interest profile building using location tracking information

A system for building topical interest profiles for members of a situational awareness system using location tracking information. Members who participate in the system activate location tracking on their mobile communication devices and provide the system with real-time access to the location tracking data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357711

Systems and methods for document sorting

Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for indexing, processing, or both of information from physical media or electronic media, which may be received from a plurality of sources. In embodiments, a document file may be matched using pattern matching methods and may include comparisons with a comparison reference database to improve or accelerate the indexing process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357679

Contextual styling of chart elements

Embodiments implement contextual styling of chart elements based upon metadata stored in the data layer associated with chart data. In creating a chart for the associated data, a visualization engine references the metadata to render appearance of a chart element according to the relevant metadata. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357670

Searching for entities based on trust score and geography

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for searching for entities based on trust score and geography. The trust score may be calculated between entities including, but not limited to, human users, groups of users, organizations, or businesses/corporations and may take into account a variety of factors, including verification data, network connectivity, publicly available information, ratings data, group/demographic information, location data, and transactions to be performed, among others. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357489

System and method for developing applications

A system and method for developing an application. The system comprises a user interface, an object module for creating an object comprising an attribute and a function returning a value for the attribute, an activity module for defining an object's behavior, a simulation module comprising a rule governing the object's environment, and a build module, for compiling the application. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357309

System for synchronous rectifier voltage regulator shoot-through detection

A method, circuit, and information handling system detect an assertion of a low side gate driver signal of a low side gate driver coupled to a low side gate of a low side selectively conductive device, to obtain a reference voltage value, to detect a local high side positive supply voltage at a high side positive supply voltage terminal of a high side selectively conductive device, to compare the local high side positive supply voltage to the reference voltage value to provide an indication of a cross-conduction detection, and to provide a warning of the cross-conduction detection before occurrence of a failure of a selectively conductive device selected from a group consisting of the low side selectively conductive device and the high side selectively conductive device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357243

Machine learning device, numerical control device and machine learning method for learning threshold value of detecting abnormal load

A machine learning device for learning a threshold value of detecting an abnormal load in a machine tool, includes a state observation unit, and a learning unit. The state observation unit observes a state variable obtained based on at least one of information about a tool, main spindle revolution rate, and amount of coolant of the machine tool, material of a workpiece, and moving direction, cutting speed, and cut depth of the tool, and the learning unit learns the threshold value of detecting an abnormal load based on training data created from an output of the state observation unit and data related to detection of an abnormal load in the machine tool and on teacher data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357233

Automatic visual and acoustic analytics for event detection

Systems and methods are provided for detecting events in industrial processes. An acquisition system may include one of a camera and an audio recorder to acquire monitoring data in the form of one of imaging data and acoustic data, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357060

Connector with trigger locking feature, and cable assemblies and methods including the same

A fiber optic connector includes a connector sub-assembly having a connector body, a latch arm extending outwardly and rearwardly from a portion of the connector body, a housing in which a rear portion of the connector sub-assembly is received, and a trigger extending outwardly from the housing and over the end of the latch arm. An end of the latch arm can be depressed toward the connector body, and the trigger is configured to flex toward the housing to depress the latch arm. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357006

Improved navigation for a robotic work tool

A robotic work tool system, comprising a robotic work tool, said robotic work tool comprising a position determining device for determining a current position and at least one deduced reckoning (also known as dead reckoning) navigation sensor, the robotic work tool being configured to determine that a reliable and accurate current position is possible to determine and in response thereto determine an expected navigation parameter, compare the expected navigation parameter to a current navigation parameter to determine a navigation error, determine if the navigation error is negligible, and if the navigation error is not negligible, cause the robotic work tool to change its trajectory to accommodate for the navigation error. Wherein the robotic work tool (100) is further configured to change the trajectory by aligning the trajectory with an expected trajectory, wherein the expected trajectory is determined as an expected direction originating from an expected position and wherein the robotic work tool (100) is configured to change the trajectory by returning to a position that should have been visited and aligning the trajectory with the expected direction originating from the expected position, said position that should have been visited being aligned with the expected direction originating from the expected position.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356976

System and method for quantifying cell numbers in magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

A system and method are provided for tracking magnetically-labeled substances, such as transplanted cells, in subjects using magnetic resonance imaging (mri). The method includes obtaining a quantity of a substance that comprises an mri contrast compound or is otherwise magnetically-labeled for purposes of an mri scan, administering the substance into a region of interest of a subject, performing an imaging scan of a portion of the subject comprising the region of interest, obtaining an imaging data set from the scan, reducing the dataset into pixel groupings based on intensity profiles, where the pixel groupings have a pixel size larger than the expected pixel size of a unit of the mri contrast compound or magnetically-labeled substance, extracting candidate pixel matrices from the imaging data, training a machine learning (ml) module by using the candidate pixel matrices, quantifying the presence, number and/or location of units of the substance within the subject by using the ml module, and displaying a visual representation of an identification of the substances within the subject as a result of using the ml module.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356939

Method of and apparatus for learning the phase error or timing delays within a current transducer and power measurement apparatus including current transducer error correction

Current transducers are widely used in current measuring systems. They provide good isolation between the supply voltage and the measurement equipment. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356824

Method and device for testing gearwheels

A apparatus is provided for carrying out an optical test method for a gearwheel. The testing apparatus includes a first camera for capturing image data of a first type of tooth flanks of the gearwheel to be tested, a position sensor for determining a rotational position of the gearwheel to be tested, a control device for evaluating the rotational position determined by this position sensor and for controlling the camera on the basis of this turning position, and a first illuminating device designed for illuminating an area of the gearwheel to be tested, which area is provided for capturing the image data.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356641

Artificial birthday cake candle holder

A monolithic base having a plurality of holes with bottoms provide a place for burning birthday candles independent of a real cake as an independent birthday candle holder. All the burning candles are in a plane. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356533

Portable semi-trailer landing-gear motor system and method

A portable semi-trailer landing-gear motor system and method for use in raising and lowering landing gear on a variety of different semi-trailers by motorized turning of the various-sized drive shafts of the landing gears in appropriate opposing directions, providing motorized performance of an otherwise physically difficult procedure, providing transportability and easy storage within a tractor or truck for use on a variety of semi-trailers in various locations and under various conditions.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356380

Method and system for air-fuel ratio control

Methods and systems are provided for learning fuel injector error for cylinder groups during a deceleration fuel shut-off (dfso), where all cylinders of an engine are deactivated, sequentially firing each cylinder of a cylinder group, each cylinder fueled via consecutive first and second fuel pulses of differing fuel pulse width from an injector. Based on a lambda deviation between the first and second pulses, a fuel error for the injector and an air-fuel ratio imbalance for each cylinder is learned. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356379

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a cylinder, an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, and an alcohol concentration sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356363

Method and system for determining air-fuel ratio imbalance

Methods and systems include determining a cylinder air-fuel ratio imbalance in a multi-cylinder engine. In one example, the method may include sequentially firing an engine cylinder to provide an expected air-fuel deviation and learning cylinder air-fuel ratio imbalance based on an error between an actual air-fuel ratio deviation from a maximum lean air-fuel ratio relative to an expected air-fuel deviation during a deceleration fuel shut-off event.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356211

Robotic pool tile cleaner

A robotic swimming pool tile cleaner having a bottom section, an upper section, a fore side, an opposite aft side, a port side and an opposite starboard side, the bottom section having a propeller housing adapted to house a plurality of thrusters being configured to provide forward thrust to the robotic tile cleaner, assist in turning the robotic tile cleaner in a corner of a swimming pool by providing a turning thrust to move the fore side of the robotic tile cleaner away from a swimming pool wall facing the fore side, and to provide side thrust to push the robotic tile cleaner against a swimming pool tile wall facing the port side, and a plurality of cleaning brushes mounted vertically on the port side of the upper section and being configured to touch the swimming pool tile wall and to move during operation of the robotic tile cleaner.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356131

Climbing rope with marked end

A rope is described including a first terminus, a first end, and a bulk portion. The first end portion consists of a predetermined length of the rope from the first terminus, and the bulk portion is connected to the first end portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355804

Curable organopolysiloxane composition, semiconductor sealant comprising same, and semiconductor device

Disclosed is a curable organopolysiloxane composition, comprising: (a) a curing reactive organopolysiloxane component formed by curing or semi-curing and reacting at least two or more types of organopolysiloxanes in the presence of one or more types of catalysts; and (b) a peroxide. The composition is a non-fluid at 25° c., and the melt viscosity at 100° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355746

Consumable cryopreserved cells transiently overexpressing gene(s) encoding drug transporter protein(s) and/or drug metabolizing enzyme(s)

The present invention discloses cryopreserved recombinant cells for screening drug candidates that transiently overexpress one or more drug transporter proteins and/or drug metabolizing enzymes. Advantageously, such cells provide a cost-efficient consumable product that streamlines the process of screening whether drug candidates are substrates or inhibitors of drug transporter proteins and/or drug metabolizing enzymes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355745

Consumable cryopreserved cells transiently overexpressing gene(s) encoding drug transporter protein(s) and/or drug metabolizing enzyme(s)

The present invention discloses cryopreserved recombinant cells for screening drug candidates that transiently overexpress one or more drug transporter proteins and/or drug metabolizing enzymes. Advantageously, such cells provide a cost-efficient consumable product that streamlines the process of screening whether drug candidates are substrates or inhibitors of drug transporter proteins and/or drug metabolizing enzymes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355640

Glasses having improved drop performance

Chemically strengthened glass articles exhibiting superior resistance to damage when dropped onto an abrasive surface. The strengthened glass article has a stress profile in which the compressive and tensile stresses within the article vary as a function of the thickness t of the glass article. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355636

Multicolored photosensitive glass-based parts and methods of manufacture

Multicolored glass-based articles and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a glass-based part and exposing a first region to radiation and a second region to radiation such that the first and second regions have different sized metallic nanoparticles, resulting in a multicolored glass article.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355635

Feedback-controlled laser cutting of flexible glass substrates

A method of cutting thin flexible glass substrates utilizing a feedback loop configured to monitor a position of a crack tip relative to an irradiated zone on the glass substrate. A process controller including the feedback loop controls at least one of a laser beam power, a laser speed or a cooling fluid speed based on the distance between the crack tip and the irradiated zone.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355633

Method and apparatus for sealing the edge of a glass article

An apparatus includes a fiber feeding system to deposit a fiber on an edge of the glass article and a laser system. The laser system is positioned to project a first and a second laser beam onto a first and a second side of the fiber, respectively. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355632

High optical quality glass tubing and method of making

A laminated or single layer glass cylinder and its method of making are disclosed. The laminated cylinder glass is a precursor component to enable making subsequent drawn tubing having high optical quality. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355575

Cargo container crane

A cargo container crane includes a body, having a bottom and top, the body including at least one drive wheel and a turning wheel at the bottom, and a horizontal cantilever at the top, the cantilever and the top of the body including a turning device, a drive motor that drives the at least one drive wheel, a lift motor, a lifting rope, a lifting rope drive device, wherein the lifting rope runs through the turning device, with one end of the lifting rope connected to a hook and the other end of the lifting rope connected to the lifting rope drive device, and a control handle, having a first button that causes forward and backward movement of the cargo container crane, and a second button that causes raising and lowering of the hook.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355469

Falling drone warning apparatuses and methods

Falling drone warning apparatuses and methods are disclosed. The apparatus may be attached to a drone and may measure acceleration during the drone's operation in order to ascertain whether the drone is free falling. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355388

Wireless crossing activation system and method

A wireless target activation system for a train, the system including at least one computer programmed or configured to: receive at least one first target location and at least one second target location associated with a forward route of the train, wherein the at least one first target location is located before the at least one second target location on the forward route of the train; determine a gap time between when the leading edge of the train leaves the at least one first target location and is estimated to arrive at the at least one second target location based at least partially on a distance between the at least one first target location and the at least one second target location and a design speed; and based at least partially on the gap time, an allowable acceleration of the train, and a required warning time, generate an activation message configured to activate or cause the activation of at least one function associated with the at least one second target location.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355380

Environment detection device and vehicle with such an environment detection device

An environment detection device for a vehicle is includes a sensor unit for determining environment information of a surrounding area of the vehicle itself, with a temperature measurement unit, configured to measure at least one state temperature of the sensor unit, and with a controller, configured to trigger at least one action for reducing the state temperature if a prescribed temperature warning value is exceeded.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355267

Self-limiting active discharge circuit for electric vehicle inverter

A dc link capacitor coupled to positive and negative dc busses between a high voltage dc source and an electric vehicle inverter is quickly discharged during a shutdown. An active discharge circuit connected across the link capacitor has a discharge resistor in series with a discharge switch. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355176

Glass-polymer laminates and processes for forming the same

A glass-polymer laminate includes a glass layer with a thickness of at most about 300 μm and a polymer layer laminated to the glass layer. At all temperatures within a temperature range of about 16 c to about 32 c, the glass layer has a compressive stress and the glass-polymer laminate has a bow flattening force of at most about 150 n. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355172

Scratch-resistant and optically transparent materials and articles

Embodiments of a scratch-resistant and optically transparent material comprising silicon, aluminum, nitrogen, and optionally oxygen are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the material exhibits an extinction coefficient (k) at a wavelength of 400 nm of less than about 1×10−3, and an average transmittance of about 80% or greater, over an optical wavelength regime in the range from about 380 nm to about 780 nm, as measured through the material having a thickness of about 0.4 micrometer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355158

Process and apparatus for manufacturing pneumatic tyres for vehicle wheels

In a process for building tyres for vehicle wheels, a carcass sleeve is arranged on a shaping drum including two half-drums and two supports. Each support is operatively associated with one of the half-drums and carries a plurality of turning-up levers having free ends positioned close to the respective half-drum. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355102

Methods of in-line extrudate inspection and feedback control for honeycomb body manufacture

In-line inspection and control system to in-situ monitor an extrudate during extrusion. A light beam illuminates a line on the outside circumference of the extrudate skin recording the curvature. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170354906

Bioreactor system and method

The present invention is a composting bioreactor system that continually receives biodegradable solid wastes, waste waters and exhaust gases, automatically recycles the biodegradable wastes into nutrients and heat energy, and automatically supplies the nutrients and heat into an integrated hydroponic or aquaponic system. This invention together with integrated food growing system may be installed onsite such as balconies, backyards and premises of restaurants and food factories etc. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170354696

Infant formula with rrr-alpha-tocopherol, 2'-fucosyllactose, and a probiotic

Infant formulas that include a combination of rrr-alpha-tocopherol, 2′-fucosyllactose, and at least one probiotic from the lactobacillus or the bifidobacterium genera are disclosed. Also provided are methods of use of the infant formulas for improving at least one of cognition, learning, and memory in an infant. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170354469

System with a medical instrument and a recording means

A method for automatically predetermining an intended movement of a manipulator arrangement of a medical system having a medical instrument and a recording means for generating images, wherein the recording means and/or the instrument is guided by the manipulator arrangement. The method includes establishing an intended transformation between a reference stationary in relation to the recording means and a reference stationary in relation to the instrument; monitoring a deviation between the intended transformation and a current transformation between the reference stationary in relation to the recording means and the reference stationary in relation to the instrument; and determining a reset movement of the manipulator arrangement for returning the current transformation to the intended transformation when the deviation satisfies a predetermined condition.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170354215

Wind resistant umbrella

An inversion resistant umbrella. The inversion resistant umbrella is configured to minimize the likelihood of a protective canopy from turning inside out, thereby minimizing the risk of damage to the umbrella. ... Corning Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170354196

Augmented audio enhanced perception system

A method of using an augmented audio enhanced perception system, comprising: tracking at least one object with at least one helmet mounted sensing unit; processing at least one of the at least one tracked object and an ambient sound by a processing unit; and, providing at least one of a synthesized audio signal and a processed ambient sound to a first user of the system using an audio interface unit, to provide information concerning the at least one object to the first user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170354040

Patterning of electroless metals by selective deactivation of catalysts

. . . . . . Methods and devices for patterning electroless metals on a substrate are presented. An active catalyst layer on the substrate can be covered with a patterned mask and treated with a deactivating chemical reagent, which deactivates the catalyst layer not covered by the mask. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353991

Artificial intelligence-based network advisor

A network fix application may automatically determine a root cause of an issue with a wireless carrier network and generate a network fix prioritization to implement a solution for the root cause before receiving a customer or network trouble ticket. Initially, a data adaptor platform may receive performance data regarding user device and network components of a wireless carrier network from multiple data sources. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353766

Methods and apparatus to impute media consumption behavior

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to impute media consumption behavior are disclosed. An example method includes calculating, by executing an instruction with a processor, first viewing probabilities for tuning panelists in a tuning household. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353663

Optical unit with shake correction function

An optical unit with a shake correction function may include a unit with a swing mechanism having an optical module and a swing drive mechanism structured to swing the optical module, a rolling drive mechanism including a magnetic drive mechanism structured to turn the unit with the swing mechanism in a direction different from a swing direction by the swing drive mechanism, a connection member which connects the unit with the swing mechanism with a turning shaft of the rolling drive mechanism, and a support member which supports the rolling drive mechanism. The connection member includes an abutting part integrally turned with the unit with the swing mechanism and the support member includes a position restriction part which restricts a movable range of the abutting part.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353614

Image forming apparatus, information processing system, image forming method, and program

An image forming apparatus that forms an image on paper in accordance with a printing job includes: a communication unit that receives meeting information concerning a meeting; a storage unit that stores the meeting information received by the communication unit; an editing control unit that edits the meeting information stored in the storage unit in accordance with an execution time of the printing job; an operation display unit that freely outputs images or voices captured in the meeting based on the meeting information edited by the editing control unit; and an output control unit that controls output of the images or voices captured in the meeting and output from the operation display unit, wherein the output control unit finishes output of the images or voices captured in the meeting and output from the operation display unit before completion of the printing job.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353583

Optimization of user interface data transmission for a consistent multi-platform experience service delivery

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for optimizing data delivery for a user interface (ui) to a plurality of device types. One method includes operations for receiving at a server a request for an update to the ui of a client device, and for determining, by an orchestrator at the server, modules associated with the request, each module being presented on the ui. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353520

Video distribution system including progressive playback

A receiver driven approach for playback of remote content is described. One embodiment includes obtaining information concerning the content of the media file from the remote server, identifying a starting location within the media sequence, identifying byte ranges of the media file corresponding to media required to play the media sequence from the starting location, requesting the byte ranges required to play the media sequence from the starting location, buffering received bytes of information pending commencement of playback, playing back the buffered bytes of information, receiving a user instruction, identifying byte ranges of the media file corresponding to media required to play the media sequence in accordance with the user instruction, flushing previous byte range requests, and requesting the byte ranges required to play the media in accordance with the user instruction.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353477

Machine learning based anomaly detection

The technology disclosed relates to machine learning based anomaly detection. In particular, it relates to constructing activity models on per-tenant and per-user basis using an online streaming machine learner that transforms an unsupervised learning problem into a supervised learning problem by fixing a target label and learning a regressor without a constant or intercept. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353463

Remotely controlling access to online content

Various embodiments provide an approach to controlled access to online content. Such control may be based on a multitude of factors including but not limited to website content, profile for the person consuming the data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353432

Network device that registers event, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

A network device that avoids useless processing for registering an event which cannot be transmitted. An image forming apparatus as a network device has a personal firewall function, and registers an event concerning a network service. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353428

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

An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a trying unit, a specifying unit, and a connecting unit. The obtaining unit obtains addresses of individual devices in a network from the devices. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353378

Routing system with learning functions and routing method thereof

The present disclosure illustrates a routing system with learning functions and a routing method thereof. By detecting a raw packet's packet header and an entry port receiving the raw packet, a routing message is queried from a path table by the packet header and the entry port. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353361

System and method of using a machine learning algorithm to meet sla requirements

A method includes collecting, at a monitoring and recovery node, a virtual network function key performance index data through multiple channels from a corresponding containerized virtual network function. The method includes maintaining, at the monitoring and recovery node, state information of the corresponding containerized virtual network function and running, at the monitoring and recovery node, a machine learning algorithm that, once trained, learns and predicts whether the corresponding containerized virtual network function requires one of a scaling, a healing or a context switching to sister virtual network function to yield a determination and meet the service level agreement of a network service.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353334

Multiple symbol noncoherent soft output detector

Multiple symbol noncoherent soft output detectors in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In a number of embodiments, the multiple symbol noncoherent soft output detector uses soft metrics based on the log likelihood ratio (llr) of each symbol to provide information concerning the reliability of each detected symbol. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353110

Driver for low emission switching regulator

A switching regulator includes circuitry for reducing conductive emissions caused when the regulators switch from one transistor switch to the other. The switching regulator includes at least one switch with a diode connected from the source to the drain of at least one of the transistor switches. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353100

Non-isolated power supply device

The present invention addresses the problem of detecting the timing at which an inductor current becomes zero, turning on a switching element at the optimal timing, and enhancing power efficiency without increasing part quantity or external terminal quantity. A control circuit is configured from a semiconductor integrated circuit; is provided with a first external terminal to which a voltage produced by the conversion of the current flowing through a switching element by a current-to-voltage conversion element is input, a second external terminal to which the voltage of a point of contact of an inductor and rectification element or a voltage proportional thereto is input, a filter for smoothing the voltage input into the second external terminal, and a voltage comparison circuit for comparing the voltage smoothed by the filter and the voltage input into the second external terminal; and performs control such that the switching element is switched from off to on near the point where the inductor current becomes zero on the basis of the voltage comparison circuit output and the switching element is switched from on to off in response to the voltage applied to the first external terminal reaching a prescribed voltage.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353084

Controller-integrated rotary electric machine

The present invention is concerning a controller-integrated rotary electric machine having a power circuit portion provided between an external power source and a stator winding of a rotary electric machine main body, wherein the power circuit portion includes: a positive-side power input/output terminal and a negative-side power input/output terminal that are electrically connected to the external power source; a power module that performs power conversion between the external power source and the stator winding; and a single heat sink that cools the power module, the positive-side power input/output terminal being fixed to the single heat sink via an insulating material, and the negative-side power input/output terminal being fixed directly to the single heat sink.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353044

Wireless sensor network charging method for multi-charge nodes

A wireless sensor network sensor network charging method for multi-charge nodes, including the following steps: (1) establishing a wsns model; (2) dividing field ranges of charging trolleys; and (3) charging the charging trolleys: (a) initializing: l=0 and j=0, wherein l is the total number of received alarm nodes, and j is the serial number of an alarmed node; (b) receiving an alarm signal, updating values of l and j, generating a shortest charging path sl, and computing an energy discriminate vector; (c) if a vector element satisfies qlj≦5% b and j=1, 2, . . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170353036

Control method for a system comprising a frequency converter connected to a power grid

A method which is suitable for a system having a frequency converter and a generator, both of which are connected to a power grid, includes obtaining sub-synchronous components of the grid voltage and determining damping current set points according to the sub-synchronous components to compensate for sub-synchronous resonances of the grid. Damping current set points are determined by receiving the sub-synchronous components of the grid voltage and returning damping current set points as outputs. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352841

Method for manufacturing light extraction substrate for organic light emitting diode, light extraction substrate for organic light emitting diode, and organic light emitting diode comprising same

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, and an organic light emitting diode comprising same, and more specifically, to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, and an organic light emitting diode comprising same, capable of significantly increasing light extraction efficiency of the organic light emitting diode. To this end, provided in the present invention is the method for manufacturing the light extraction substrate for the organic light emitting diode, comprising: a mixture-preparing step of preparing a mixture by mixing a sol-gel solution containing a first metal oxide, and a plurality of scattering particles composed of a second metal oxide having a refractive index different from that of the first metal oxide; a mixture coating step of coating the mixture on a base substrate; a mixture firing step of firing the mixture which has been coated to form, on the base substrate, a matrix layer comprising the first metal oxide and inside of which the scattering particles are dispersed; and a filling layer forming step of forming a filling layer by filling the surface of the matrix layer with a material having a refractive index different from that of the matrix layer, wherein the filling layer fills cracks formed on the matrix layer when firing the mixture, and wherein corrugation is formed on the surface of the filling layer by the scattering particles and the shape of the cracks which is transferred onto the surface of the filling layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352840

Method for manufacturing light extraction substrate for organic light-emitting element, light extraction substrate for organic light-emitting element, and organic light-emitting element comprising same

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting element, a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting element and an organic light-emitting element comprising the same and, more specifically, to: a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting element, the method being capable of improving light extraction efficiency of the organic light-emitting element and also increasing luminance uniformity; a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting element; and an organic light-emitting element comprising the same. To this end, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting element, comprising: a mixture preparation step of preparing a mixture by mixing a plurality of scattering particles with an inorganic binder; a mixture coating step of coating the mixture on a base substrate; a buffer layer formation step of forming a buffer layer by coating an inorganic material on the coated mixture; a calcination step of calcinating the mixture and the buffer layer; a first electrode formation step of forming a first electrode, which is made of a metal, in a crack formed in the mixture and the buffer layer in the calcination step; and a second electrode formation step of forming, on the first electrode, a second electrode electrically connected to the first electrode.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352839

Light extracting substrate for organic light emitting device, method of manufacturing same, and organic light emitting device including same

The present invention relates to a light extracting substrate for an organic light emitting device, a method of manufacturing same, and an organic light emitting device including same and, more particularly, to: a light extracting substrate for an organic light emitting device, the light extracting substrate being capable of not only maximizing the light extraction efficiency of an organic light emitting device through an undulating structure formed on a surface contacting the organic light emitting device and through a scattering structure having a maximized refractive index difference, but also of being manufactured through a simple process constituted of anode oxidation and wet coating; a method of manufacturing same; and an organic light emitting device including same. To this end, the present invention provides a light extracting substrate for an organic light emitting device, a method of manufacturing same, and an organic light emitting device including same, the light extracting substrate characterized by comprising: a base substrate; a plurality of nanotubes formed on the base substrate; and a coating layer formed on the plurality of nanotubes, sealing the top of the plurality of nanotubes, forming an air layer inside each of the plurality of nanotubes, and having undulations formed on the surface thereof due to capillary action induced by the plurality of nanotubes during forming.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352654

Method of concurrently forming source/drain and gate contacts and related device

A method of concurrently forming source/drain contacts (cas) and gate contacts (cbs) and device are provided. Embodiments include forming metal gates (pc) and source/drain (s/d) regions over a substrate; forming an ild over the pcs and s/d regions; forming a mask over the ild; concurrently patterning the mask for formation of cas adjacent a first portion of each pc and cbs over a second portion of the pcs; etching through the mask, forming trenches extending through the ild down to a nitride capping layer formed over each pc and a trench silicide (ts) contact formed over each s/d region; selectively growing a metal capping layer over the ts contacts formed over the s/d regions; removing the nitride capping layer from the second portion of each pc; and metal filling the trenches, forming the cas and cbs.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352632

Connector formation methods and packaged semiconductor devices

Methods of forming connectors and packaged semiconductor devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a connector is formed by forming a first photoresist layer over an interconnect structure, and patterning the first photoresist layer. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352619

Interconnect structure with capacitor element and related methods

Various embodiments include methods and integrated circuit structures. In some cases, a method of forming an integrated circuit structure can include: forming an opening in a low-k dielectric layer; filling the opening with a high-k dielectric material; patterning the low-k dielectric layer outside of the opening and the high-k dielectric layer to form an interconnect opening within the low-k dielectric layer and a capacitor opening within the high-k dielectric layer; and filling the interconnect opening and the capacitor opening with a metal to form an interconnect in the low-k dielectric layer and a capacitor in the high-k dielectric layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352616

Semiconductor constructions, patterning methods, and methods of forming electrically conductive lines

Some embodiments include methods of forming electrically conductive lines. Photoresist features are formed over a substrate, with at least one of the photoresist features having a narrowed region. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352585

Self-aligned quadruple patterning (saqp) for routing layouts including multi-track jogs

An interconnect structure having a pitch of less than 40 nanometers and a self-aligned quadruple patterning process for forming the interconnect structure includes three types of lines: a β line defined by a patterned bottom mandrel formed in the self-aligned quadruple patterning process; a γ line defined by location underneath a top mandrel formed in the self-aligned quadruple patterning process; and an α line defined by elimination located underneath neither the top mandrel or the bottom mandrel formed in the self-aligned quadruple patterning process. The interconnect structure further includes multi-track jogs selected from a group consisting of a βγβ jog; a βαβ jog; an αβγ jog; a γβα jog, and combinations thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352553

Articles and methods of forming vias in substrates

Methods of forming vias in substrates having at least one damage region extending from a first surface etching the at least one damage region of the substrate to form a via in the substrate, wherein the via extends through the thickness t of the substrate while the first surface of the substrate is masked. The mask is removed from the first surface of the substrate after etching and upon removal of the mask the first surface of the substrate has a surface roughness (rq) of about less than 1.0 nm.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352543

Composition for manufacturing semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device using the composition

A composition for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes at least one carbon-based compound that includes at least one of an alkyne group and an azide group, and a solvent. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a feature layer on a substrate, coating the feature layer with a composition including alkyne and azide, forming a carbon-containing layer including a triazole compound by performing a heat treatment on the coated composition, forming a photoresist film on the carbon-containing layer, forming photoresist patterns by exposing and developing the photoresist film, and patterning the carbon-containing layer and the feature layer using the photoresist patterns.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352534

Array substrate, method for manufacturing the same, and display device

A method for manufacturing an array substrate comprises forming a pattern including an active layer, a gate insulating layer and a gate on a base substrate, and forming a pattern including an interlayer dielectric layer, a source, a drain and a pixel electrode through a single patterning process on the base substrate formed with the pattern of the active layer, the gate insulating layer and the gate. An array substrate and a display device are further provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352344

Latent-segmentation intonation model

The intonation model of the present technology disclosed herein assigns different words within a sentence to be prominent, analyzes multiple prominence possibilities (in some cases, all prominence possibilities), and learns parameters of the model using large amounts of data. Unlike previous systems, intonation patterns are discovered from data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352303

Mitigation of image degradation in displays

Systems and methods for mitigating image degradation in displays are provided. In one example, the present disclosure relates to an information handling system comprising a display policy related to a display, where the display policy provides information concerning: (1) at least one icon for display on the display, and (2) a schedule for changing a size of the at least one icon over a period of time. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352285

System and method of monitoring behavior and engagement using a mobile device

The system set forth herein relates to a network formed between an instructor device and one or more student devices where the system monitors sensors in the student devices to determine whether the student is distracted. The instructor is able to identify operating parameters for the system in the form of rules. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352281

Integrated management for airport terminal airspace

A management software is provided for assisting air traffic control personnel with planning and monitoring aircraft departures and arrivals with regards to one or more airspaces, such as a terminal airspace predefined about an airport. Airspace output data structures are generated by an algorithm included in the management software and coded to a non-transitory computer-readable medium. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352272

Collision avoidance system and collision avoidance method

Route information indicating a preset route is acquired. Host vehicle position information indicating the position of a host vehicle is acquired. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352270

Obstacle warning apparatus

An obstacle warning apparatus in a vehicle specifies a position of an obstacle relative to the vehicle based on a detection result by an obstacle sensor. A warning determination section determines whether a warning about the obstacle needs to be executed, based on the specified position of the obstacle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352266

Advanced flood gauge

An alert system is disclosed providing motorists an alert in advance of flood areas being flooded. The disclosed system provides real-time information on water levels adjacent or on top of roadways. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352262

Method and apparatus for classifying a traffic jam from probe data

An approach is provided for classifying a traffic jam from probe data. The approach involves receiving the probe data that is map-matched to a roadway on which the traffic jam is detected. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352240

Method and system for motion analysis and fall prevention

A system and method of motion analysis, fall detection, and fall prediction using machine learning and classifiers. A wearable motion sensor for collecting and transmitting motion data for use in a fall prediction model using features and parameters to classify the motion data and notify when a fall is emergent. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352204

Predicting failures in an aircraft

The disclosure herein proposes identifying precursors to all the phenomena which can have an impact on the service use of an aircraft. It relates to a system for predicting failures in an aircraft, including a processor configured to analyze a current behavior of at least one flight parameter of the aircraft to detect any deviation of the current behavior relative to a predetermined behavior model of the parameter, the behavior model being determined from a plurality of series of learning data relating to the parameter collected during the flights of a set of aircraft.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352157

Computerized analysis of computed tomography (ct) imagery to quantify tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (tils) in non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc)

Methods, apparatus, and other embodiments predict tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (til) density from pre-surgical computed tomography images of a region of tissue demonstrating non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc). One example apparatus includes a set of circuits that includes an image acquisition circuit that accesses a radiological image of a region of tissue demonstrating cancerous pathology, where the radiological image has a plurality of pixels, and where the radiological image includes an annotated region of interest (roi), a feature extraction circuit that extracts a set of radiomic features from the roi, where the set of radiomic features includes at least two texture features and at least one shape feature, and a classification circuit that comprises a machine learning classifier that classifies the roi as high tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (til) density, or low til density, based, at least in part, on the set of radiomic features.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352105

Machine learning risk factor identification and mitigation system

A system performing machine learning to predict and identify claims that have a high likelihood of migrating across a predetermined risk threshold and to generate intervention strategies to mitigate the likelihood of migration. The processing system includes a computer server, database engine, computer programming instructions, network connectivity, associated claims, payment, medical, pharmacy and other relevant data, a plurality of statistical and machine learning algorithms and a method for electronically displaying and attaching the results to a business process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170352041

Intelligent, interactive, and self-learning robotic process automation system

In one example, an intent along with a parsed relevant data, associated with a received customer request, is determined. The determined intent and the parsed relevant data is validated and rectified by a validation agent. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351974

Systems and methods for quantum processing of data

Systems, methods and aspects, and embodiments thereof relate to unsupervised or semi-supervised features learning using a quantum processor. To achieve unsupervised or semi-supervised features learning, the quantum processor is programmed to achieve hierarchal deep learning (referred to as hdl) over one or more data sets. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351972

Program storage medium, method, and system for providing learning model difference

A learning model difference providing method that causes a computer to execute a process which includes: calculating a mismatch degree between prediction data about arbitrary data included in a plurality of pieces of data that are input by using an application program, the prediction data being obtained by the plurality of pieces of data and a learning model in accordance with a purpose of use of the application program, and data that are specified for the arbitrary data; assessing whether or not the calculated mismatch degree exceeds a first degree; and transmitting the mismatch degree to a providing source of the learning model in a case where the mismatch degree is assessed as exceeding the first degree.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351971

Method and apparatus for informative training repository building in sentiment analysis model learning and customaization

The methods, systems, and computer program products described herein provide ways to generate an informative training corpus of samples for use in machine training a high-quality sentiment analysis computer model. In some aspects, a method is disclosed including receiving a plurality of training samples, extracting semantic and sentiment elements of one or more of the training samples, generalizing the semantic and sentiment elements of the one or more of the training samples, generating an informative ranking score for one or more of the training samples based on the generalized semantic and sentiment elements, selecting informative training samples from the plurality of training samples based at least in part on the generated informative ranking scores, and adding the selected informative training samples to an informative training corpus.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351969

Exploit-explore on heterogeneous data streams

Machine learning on a heterogeneous event data stream using an exploit-explore model. The heterogeneous event data stream may include any number of different data types. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351968

Machine learning for determining confidence for reclamation of storage volumes

A method, system and computer product for performing storage maintenance is described. A training set for storage volume reclamation is received. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351956

System and/or method for generating clean records from imperfect data using model stack(s) including classification model(s) and confidence model(s)

Certain example embodiments described herein relate to techniques for managing “bad” or “imperfect” data being imported into a database system. That is, certain example embodiments provide a lifecycle technology solution that helps receive data from a variety of different data sources of a variety of known and/or unknown formats, standardize it, fit it to a known taxonomy through model-assisted classification, store it to a database in a manner that is consistent with the taxonomy, and allow it to be queried for a variety of different usages. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351950

Reservoir computing device using external-feedback laser system

Various reservoir computing systems and a method performed by a reservoir computing system are provided. A reservoir computing system includes a laser for emitting light. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351948

Apparatus and method for generating prediction model based on artificial neural network

Disclosed is an apparatus for generating an artificial-neural-network-based prediction model. The apparatus includes an input data conversion unit configured to convert input data of an l-dimensional array (l is a natural number) into normalized vector data and input the normalized vector data, a modeling unit configured to model an artificial-neural-network-based prediction model for learning the input vector data and output a value predicted through the modeling, and an adjustment unit configured to compare the value predicted by the modeling unit with an actually measured value to calculate an error value and adjust learning parameters of an artificial neural network using the error value and a back-propagation algorithm.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351940

System and method for distributed intelligent pattern recognition

Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for distributed intelligent pattern recognition. Embodiments include a cooperative multi-agent detection system that enables an array of disjunctive devices (e.g., cameras, sensors) to selectively cooperate to identify objects of interest over time and space, and to contribute an object of interest to a shared deep learning pattern recognition system based on a bidirectional feedback mechanism. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351939

Predicting response to pemetrexed chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) with baseline computed tomography (ct) shape and texture features

Methods, apparatus, and other embodiments predict response to pemetrexed based chemotherapy. One example apparatus includes an image acquisition circuit that acquires a radiological image of a region of tissue demonstrating nsclc that includes a region of interest (roi) defining a tumoral volume, a peritumoral volume definition circuit that defines a peritumoral volume based on the boundary of the roi and a distance, a feature extraction circuit that extracts a set of discriminative tumoral features from the tumoral volume, and a set of discriminative peritumoral features from the peritumoral volume, and a classification circuit that classifies the roi as a responder or a non-responder using a machine learning classifier based, at least in part, on the set of discriminative tumoral features and the set of discriminative peritumoral features.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351937

System and method for determining optimal operating parameters for medical imaging

Systems and methods for determining optimized imaging parameters for imaging a patient include learning a model of a relationship between known imaging parameters and a quality measure, the known imaging parameters and the quality measure being determined from training data. Optimized imaging parameters are determined by optimizing the quality measure using the learned model. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351928

Behavior recognition apparatus, learning apparatus, and method

Provided is a behavior recognition apparatus, including a detection unit configured to detect, based on a vehicle interior image obtained by photographing a vehicle interior, positions of a plurality of body parts of a person inside a vehicle in the vehicle interior image; a feature extraction unit configured to extract a rank-order feature which is a feature based on a rank-order of a magnitude of a distance between parts obtained by the detection unit; and a discrimination unit configured to discriminate a behavior of an occupant in the vehicle using a discriminator learned in advance and the rank-order feature extracted by the feature extraction unit. Also provided is a learning apparatus to learn the discrimination unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351913

Document field detection and parsing

A system and method for invoice field detection and parsing includes the steps of extracting character bounding blocks using optical character recognition (ocr) or digital character extraction (dce), enhancing the image quality, analyzing the document layout based on imaging techniques, detecting the invoice field based on the machine learning techniques, and parsing the invoice field value based on the content information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351910

Automatic body movement recognition and association system

An automatic body movement recognition and association system that includes a preprocessing component and a “live testing” engine component. The system further includes a transition posture detector module and a recording module. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351905

Learning model for salient facial region detection

One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving a first input image and a second input image. Each input image comprises a facial image of an individual. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351892

Mark reader with reduced trigger-to-decode response time

Systems and methods for use with a handheld mark reader that reduce the time between activation of the reader's trigger and the reader returning a successful decode response. Image processing may be performed prior to the user actuating the trigger and thus obtaining a decodable image with reduced delay. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351869

Progressive device lock

A method for securing an enterprise application on a computing device includes: defining at least one monitored action, where the monitored action is an access of sensitive information in the enterprise application, defining a maximum number of instances of the at least one monitored action to be allowed while the computing device is not secured by a device-level lock, detecting at least one instance of the at least one monitored action, determining whether the computing device is secured by the device-level lock, and if according to the determining, the computing device is not secured by the device-level lock: displaying a warning message in response to the instances, incrementing a warning counter in response to the detecting, and if the warning counter exceeds the maximum number of the instances, preventing access to the enterprise application.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351852

Identity authentication method, server, and storage medium

An identity authentication method is provided, including: obtaining a virtual-resource data processing request sent by a mobile terminal, the virtual-resource data processing request carrying a prestored digital fingerprint, and the digital fingerprint being generated by using device information and user information; performing virtual-resource data processing authentication on the virtual-resource data processing request according to a pre-established user value transfer behavior model; after virtual-resource data processing authentication succeeds, generating a value transfer token according to the digital fingerprint, and returning the value transfer token to the mobile terminal; receiving a value transfer request sent by the mobile terminal, the value transfer request carrying the value transfer token; and checking whether the value transfer token is valid, if the value transfer token is valid, identity authentication succeeding; otherwise, identity authentication failing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351841

Medical device connection status monitoring

A computer configured to monitor medical device data for presentation on a user interface. The computer comprises a processing circuit and a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over a network. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351830

Health provider matching service

A health provider matching service is provided to match patients to health providers based on a semantic relationship graph of data associated with conditions of patients. Using natural language processing, the service identifies terms describing symptoms, treatments, and health providers associated with a condition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351819

Data driven analysis, modeling, and semi-supervised machine learning for qualitative and quantitative determinations

Systems and methods are provided for data driven analysis, modeling, and semi-supervised machine learning for qualitative and quantitative determinations. The systems and methods include obtaining data associated with individuals, and determining features associated with the individuals based on the data and similarities among the individuals based on the features. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351780

Inexact search acceleration

A system and method are disclosed for inexact search acceleration using reference data. A representative system includes one or more memory circuits storing a plurality of queries and a fm-index of the reference data; and one or more fpgas configured to select a query; select a substring of the selected query; read a section of the fm-index and calculate a plurality of suffix array intervals for the sub string with a corresponding plurality of prepended characters in a first or next position; read a first or next character in the first or next position of the query and select a suffix array interval for the read first character; determine whether the suffix array interval is valid and whether a beginning of the query has been reached; returning a first search result when the suffix array interval is valid and the beginning of the query has been reached; and returning a second search result that no match of the query with the reference data was found when the suffix array interval is not valid.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351774

Real-time online-learning object recommendation engine

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a first user for a content page; in response to the request, identifying at least one content page, wherein the content page is associated with a page identifier; identifying a plurality of content items based at least in part on a plurality of content features associated with the content page; ranking the plurality of content items based at least in part on a plurality of user features associated with the first user; and delivering to the first user, with the requested content page, one or more of the plurality of content items as recommendations to the first user based on the ranking of the content items.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351749

Relation extraction across sentence boundaries

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing entity relation extraction across sentences in a document using distant supervision. In some examples, a computing device can receive an input, such as a document comprising a plurality of sentences. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351738

Automatic conversion stage discovery

A user can issue a query about a process that has a number of stages. A stage of the process is determined using the query and location data associated with the query, and a stage prediction model. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351708

Automated data extraction from scatter plot images

The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for automatically extracting data from a scatter plot. The method comprises receiving a digital image of a scatter plot; analyzing the received digital image for identifying a plurality of pixel sets, each pixel set being a group of adjacent pixels; analyzing the pixel sets in the received image or in a derivative of the received image for generating a plurality of templates; comparing the templates with pixels of a target image for identifying matching templates; identifying data points for the identified similar templates; assigning to each identified data point a data series; and returning the identified data points.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351689

System and method for automated key-performance-indicator discovery

Various methods and systems of statistical data processing and natural-language-processing are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an intelligent, automated kpi-discovery method uses existing machine-learning algorithms and natural language processing (nlp) for extraction and construction of kpis.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351530

Approximate synchronization for parallel deep learning

Techniques facilitating synchronization of processing engines for parallel deep learning are provided. In one example, a first processing component associated with a processor and processing components can: generate first output data based on input data associated with a machine learning process, wherein the processing components are communicatively coupled with an assignment component via a network; transmit the first output data to a second processing component of the processing components, wherein the first processing component and the second processing component comprise a first group of the processing components and the first group of the processing components is determined by the assignment component based on a first defined criterion; receive communication data generated by the second processing component; and generate second output data based on the communication data, wherein the second output data is an updated version of the first output data stored in the memory of the first processing component.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351465

Printer and control method

A printer enables easily changing settings. The printer has storage 20c that stores settings information related to the printer 10; and a controller 20 changes, based on the power supply to the printer 10 turning on or off, settings information stored in the storage 20c.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351392

Content presentation and augmentation system and method

A computerized system and method are presented that creates implicit content on a mobile device by monitoring and recording input from sensors on the device. Metadata from the implicit content and from user-created content is then analyzed the purpose of event identification. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351283

Low dropout linear regulators and starting methods therefor

A low dropout linear regulator, a starting method, an electronic device, and a chip are provided. Wherein the low dropout linear regulator comprises an error amplifier circuit, an over current circuit and an over-current adjustor, the starting method includes: beginning a soft-starting process of the low dropout linear regulator and turning on a first transistor and a second transistor to provide a over current to raise an output voltage of the low dropout linear regulator; maintaining the ‘turn on’ state of the first transistor and the second transistor and decreasing the over current according to a signal obtained from the error amplifier circuit after the output voltage of the low dropout linear regulator reaches a starting voltage of the error amplifier circuit; wherein the error amplifier circuit begins to operate when the output voltage of the low dropout linear regulator reaches the starting voltage of the error amplifier circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351177

Resist composition and patterning process

A resist composition comprising a base polymer and a sulfonium salt of iodized benzoic acid offers a high sensitivity and minimal lwr independent of whether it is of positive or negative tone.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351027

Patterned ion-sliced crystal for hybrid integrated photonics

An example method of forming a deterministic thin film from a crystal substrate is described herein. The method can include implanting ions into a surface of the crystal substrate to form a thin film crystal layer, and bonding the crystal substrate and a handle substrate to form a bilayer bonding interface between the crystal substrate and the handle substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350975

Radar device and signal processing method

There is provided a radar device. A detecting unit is configured to detect a lateral location of a target relative to a vehicle equipped with the radar device, on the basis of reflected waves from the target. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350940

Partition-able storage of test results using inactive storage elements

Aspects of present disclosure relate to an integrated circuit chip (chip), a method and a computer program product of testing the chip. The method of testing the chip may include: partitioning the chip into various partitions, loading built-in self-test (bist) test instructions into bist engine and initializing a current partition counter, performing bist test on current partition, transmitting test results of the current partition of the chip to an external test data storage, checking whether current partition is the last partition, incrementing current partition counter, and returning to performing bist on a next partition when current partition is not the last partition, and exiting bist test when current partition is the last partition. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350757

Method for refocusing an optical assembly

A method refocuses on an optical assembly target surface, using at least one beam originating from a short-pulse optical source, having at least one optical system for focusing the beam on the surface. Refocusing occurs after learning reference conditions for which the assembly is considered as focused. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350703

Warning for frequently traveled trips based on traffic

Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel prediction engine that (1) can formulate predictions about current or future destinations and/or routes to such destinations for a user, and (2) can relay information to the user about these predictions. In some embodiments, this engine includes a machine-learning engine that facilitates the formulation of predicted future destinations and/or future routes to destinations based on stored, user-specific data. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350668

Method and mechanism for interactively governing trigger movement and regulating the cyclic firing rate of firearms

A controlling device and methodology for firearms interfacing the trigger mechanism, trigger finger, and the innermost and/or upper-innermost region of the firing hand as a means to adaptively govern incremental trigger movement and variable trigger pull force in order to accurately discharge a singular round of ammunition and, in alternative method, adaptively regulate and govern a variable cyclic firing ratio and sequential discharge rate. In use, coinciding contraction of the firing hand and trigger finger bring the controller device in concert with the trigger and innermost region of the firing hand thereby effectively isolating the controller with uniformly balanced isometric tension. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350600

Table top fire effect attachment

A fire effect device for holding, controlling and displaying fire and methods of attaching and mounting such a device to furniture, such as umbrella tables. The includes an internal chamber 11 which houses a fuel dispersion assembly 12 and a rigid hollow tube which may be mounted to the chamber or be of unitary construction with the chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350594

Gas exchange termination system

The gas exchange termination assembly overcomes the affects of fluid turbulence caused by wind, drafts, and air pressure. The invention can be applied to gas burning devices under 4,000 btu input. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350592

Burner head

A system and method for burning. The system includes a burner head which has a plurality of burners. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350573

Warning devices with oscillating light patterns

An example warning device can include: a plurality of light sources forming an array; a plurality of reflectors, with at least one reflector being associated with each of the plurality of lights; at least one lens for each of the plurality of lights; and an optical prism plate that directs light from one or more of the plurality of lights to one of a plurality of far field light spots.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350547

Quick coupling element with discharge member and coupling member comprising such an element

This quick coupling (r) element (100) comprises a tubular body (102), defining an inner channel (c100) for the passage of a pressurized fluid and a longitudinal axis (x100), means (104, 116, 124) for closing off the inner channel on the side of a front face (108) and a relief member (124) of the inner channel (c100), movable between a first position, in which it closes off a relief passage connecting the inner channel to the outside of the body, and a second forward position, in which it does not close off this relief passage. The relief member is a ring (124) that is part of the means for closing off the inner channel and that is mounted movable between its two positions around a central member (116), which is also part of the closing off means, and inside a peripheral part (104), a first surface of the relief ring is part of the front face (108). ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350403

Fan failure detection and reporting

A fan failure detection and reporting system is described. The system organizes fans having similar characteristics into groups. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350332

Method and system for determining air-fuel imbalance

Methods and systems are provided to determine air-fuel imbalance of cylinders in a variable displacement engine. In one example, the method may include during a cylinder deactivation event, sequentially deactivating each cylinder of a cylinder group including two or more cylinders and estimating a lambda deviation for each cylinder following the sequential deactivation of each cylinder of the cylinder group; and learning an air error for each cylinder based on the estimated lambda deviation.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350329

Apparatus and method for engine control

An apparatus for controlling an engine includes an engine including a plurality of combustion chambers for generating driving torque by burning a fuel, a high-capacity turbocharger including a turbine rotated by the exhaust gas exhausted from the combustion chambers and a compressor rotated together with the turbine for compressing exhaust gas exhausted from the combustion chamber, an electric supercharger including a motor and an electric compressor operated by the motor, a throttle valve for adjusting an intake air amount supplied to the combustion chamber, a driving information detector for detecting driving information including a required torque and an engine speed, and a controller for determining a driving region of the engine from the driving information detected by the driving information detector, and controlling engine torque by adjusting an opening of the throttle valve and an output of the motor according to the driving region of the engine.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350325

Apparatus and method for controlling engine having variable valve actuator

An apparatus for controlling an engine having a variable valve actuator include: an engine including a plurality of cylinders generating a driving torque by burning fuel, an intake valve selectively opened for supplying air and the fuel to the cylinders through an intake manifold, and an exhaust valve selectively opened for exhausting exhaust gas generated from the cylinders to an exhaust manifold; a variable valve actuator disposed in at least one cylinder of the plurality of cylinders and adjusting lift and duration of the intake valve or the exhaust valve; and a controller deactivating the at least one cylinder of the plurality of cylinders through the variable valve actuator according to a driving region of the engine, and recirculating the exhaust gas exhausted from the cylinders into the intake manifold through the deactivated cylinder.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350319

Power plant methods and apparatus

A hybrid power plant system including a gas turbine system and a coal fired boiler system inputs high oxygen content gas turbine flue gas into the coal fired boiler system, said gas turbine flue gas also including carbon dioxide that is desired to be captured rather than released to the atmosphere. Oxygen in the gas turbine flue gas is consumed in the coal fired boiler, resulting in relatively low oxygen content boiler flue gas stream to be processed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350308

Controlled air entrainment passage for diesel engines

Systems are provided for cooling combustion chamber gasses and increasing an amount of air entrained in an injected fuel spray. In one example, a cooling passage may be included in an internal combustion engine, the cooling passage positioned exterior to a cylinder bore of the engine and coupled to the cylinder bore at a first opening and a second opening. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350185

Automatic released foldable door having two-way door structure

Disclosed is an automatic released foldable door having a two-way door structure, which foldable door comprises a first closing door device (11) and a second closing door device (13), wherein a first door leaf (2) is connected to one side of the first closing door device (11), the second closing door device has one side connected to the first door leaf (2) and the other side thereof connected to a second door leaf (6), the second door leaf (6) is a door-in-door and a two-way door structure; and the foldable door further comprises a plurality of fixing devices (3, 31, 7) and at least one hinge (4). The foldable door has a relatively small turning radius and can be folded for receiving, and the door-in-door can be rotated in different directions.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350102

Intelligent shower system and methods for providing recommended temperature

Disclosed herein relates to a field of an intelligent shower system, and more particularly, to a shower control system and methods of installation, driving, control, display, and learning associated with the shower control system. In some embodiments, the shower control system includes: (i) a valve control assembly configured to control one or more valves of a shower system, and (ii) a shower output assembly having an inlet and an outlet, the shower output assembly configured to receive through the inlet a water flow and discharging through the outlet at least a portion of the water flow. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350101

Intelligent shower system and methods

Disclosed herein relates to a field of an intelligent shower system, and more particularly, to a shower control system and methods of installation, driving, control, display, and learning associated with the shower control system. In some embodiments, the shower control system includes: (i) a valve control assembly configured to control one or more valves of a shower system, and (ii) a shower output assembly having an inlet and an outlet, the shower output assembly configured to receive through the inlet a water flow and discharging through the outlet at least a portion of the water flow. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350097

Flow control valve for construction machine

A flow control valve for a construction machine includes a boom valve block connected lo a hydraulic pump; a boom spool coupled to the boom valve block so as to be slidably moved, and switched on by the supply of pilot signal pressure in order to carry out a boom-up or boom-down operation, thereby controlling the hydraulic oil supplied from the hydraulic pump to a boom cylinder; a boom-up flow control arrangement for supplying the hydraulic oil from the hydraulic pump to the large chamber of the boom cylinder through the boom spool, when switching on the boom spool in order to carry out the boom-up operation; and a boom-down flow control arrangement for returning a part of the hydraulic oil, which returns from the large chamber of the boom cylinder, to the hydraulic tank through the boom spool only at a predetermined pressure or higher, when the boom spool is switched on in order to carry out the boom-down operation, wherein the part of the hydraulic oil, which returns from the large chamber of the boom cylinder, is directly returned to the hydraulic tank through the boom spool, and the part of the hydraulic oil, which returns from the large chamber of the boom cylinder, is made to join, as regeneration flow, the small chamber side of the boom cylinder.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350094

Drive control system of operating machine, operating machine including drive control system, and drive control method of operating machine

A drive control system includes an electric motor, a capacitor, a revolution sensor, a driving device, and a control device. The driving device causes the capacitor to supply electric power to the electric motor to operate the electric motor and causes the capacitor to store the electric power, generated by the electric motor, to brake a turning body. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349876

Bioactive borophosphate glasses

A borophosphate glass composition including b2o3, p2o5, and cao, and optionally a source additive selected from: li2o, na2o, k2o, al2o3, zno, mgo, fe2o3/feo, cuo/cu2o, and mixtures thereof, as defined herein. Also disclosed are bioactive compositions or substrates including the disclosed borophosphate glass composition, and at least one live cell. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349762

Water-based coating agent composition, water-based lubricating film paint composition comprising same, and member

An aqueous coating agent composition includes (a) a curable resin in the form of an aqueous emulsion, (b) a surfactant, (c) solid particles, (d) one or more nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds, and (e) water. In various embodiments, component (c) includes a solid lubricant, and for reasons of environmental regulations, component (d) includes 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349718

Binder system

An environmentally friendly, aqueous binder composition that includes a metal salt and a polyol is provided. The metal salt may be a water soluble salt, including salts of boron, aluminum, gallium, indium, tin, zirconium, thallium, lead, and bismuth. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349483

Fusion-formable glass-based articles including a metal oxide concentration gradient

A glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than about 0.7·t to t, comprise a tangent with a slope having an absolute value greater than about 0.1 mpa/micrometer. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t) and a maximum central tension of less than about 71.5/√(t) (mpa). ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349478

Ultralow expansion titania-silica glass

Annealing treatments for modified titania-silica glasses and the glasses produced by the annealing treatments. The annealing treatments include an isothermal hold that facilitates equalization of non-uniformities in fictive temperature caused by non-uniformities in modifier concentration in the glasses. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349477

Silica glass member and method of manufacturing the same

Provided is a silica glass member which exhibits high optical transparency to vacuum ultraviolet light and has a low thermal expansion coefficient of 4.0−10−7/k or less at near room temperature, particularly a silica glass member which is suitable as a photomask substrate to be used in a double patterning exposure process using an arf excimer laser (193 nm) as a light source. The silica glass member is used in a photolithography process using a vacuum ultraviolet light source, in which the fluorine concentration is 1 wt % or more and 5 wt % or less, and the thermal expansion coefficient at from 20° c. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349475

Ultralow expansion glass

Silica-titania glasses with small temperature variations in coefficient of thermal expansion over a wide range of zero-crossover temperatures and methods for making the glasses. The method includes a cooling protocol with controlled anneals over two different temperature regimes. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349474

Methods and apparatuses for forming glass tubing from glass preforms

Methods of forming a glass tube are described. In one embodiment, the method includes heating a glass boule to a temperature above a glass transition temperature of the glass boule, drawing the glass tube from the glass boule in a vertically downward direction, and flowing a pressurized gas through a channel of the glass boule as the glass tube is drawn. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349471

Methods and apparatuses including edge directors for forming glass ribbons

An apparatus for downwardly drawing a glass ribbon includes a forming vessel including an upper portion including a pair of outside surfaces and a forming wedge portion including a pair of downwardly inclined forming surfaces converging along a downstream direction to form a bottom edge. An edge director is provided that includes a flow blocking portion. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349425

System, method, and apparatus for purchasing, dispensing, or sampling of products

A product dispenser is configured to dispense products subject to a warning and products not subject to a warning, the product dispenser further configured to transmit a product warning notice only in response to a request to dispense a product subject to the warning. In another embodiment, a product dispenser is configured to dispense a food or beverage product and provide information indicative of an attribute of the food or beverage product, such as nutrition facts, as it is being dispensed. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349409

Elevator

This invention is concerning a car suspending pulley device including a pair of beams provided parallel to each other on a lower portion of a car and a car suspending pulley arranged between the pair of beams and supported by the pair of beams. A weight suspending pulley is provided on a counterweight. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349395

Glass webs and methods of splicing

Glass web including a first glass-web portion (30), a second portion (40), and a splice joint (50) coupling the first glass-web portion to the second portion, wherein the slice joint includes a splice member (60) with at least one gas-permeable attachment portion. In further examples, methods of splicing a first glass-web portion to a second portion include the step of splicing the first glass-web portion to the second portion with a splice member, wherein the step of splicing includes attaching a gas-permeable attachment portion of the splice member to the first glass-web portion.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349231

Self-balancing electric vehicle with strain-based controls

A self-balancing electric vehicle may include an elongate platform having a first foot placement section and a second foot placement section rigidly coupled to each other, a first and second wheel being respectively coupled to opposite ends of the platform. Rider presence and turning intentions may be determined based on strain induced in the platform by the rider. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349213

System and method for displaying a forward drive trajectory, providing a jackknifing warning and providing a trailer turn aid

A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an expected trajectory module and an electronic display. The expected trajectory module determines an expected forward drive trajectory of a vehicle and determines an expected forward drive trajectory of a trailer being towed by the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349146

Keyless vehicle system that enables servicing

A method and system for servicing keyless vehicles is provided. The keyless vehicles include security systems that permit operation of the keyless vehicles if the security system receives a unique security signal from a smartphone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349100

Viewing control device for vehicle

An ecu controls an in/out motor so as to, interlockingly with turning of a vehicle, change a viewing range of a periphery of the vehicle with respect to a vehicle occupant. In a case in which a predetermined condition for viewing a body side is established, the ecu controls the in/out motor so as to prohibit or stop changing of the viewing range.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349096

Advanced warning and risk evasion system and method

This invention relates in general to the field of safety devices, and more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to systems and methods for providing advanced warning and risk evasion when hazardous conditions exist. In one embodiment, a vicinity monitoring unit is provided for monitoring, for example, oncoming traffic near a construction zone. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349093

Vehicle warning light system

The present disclosure pertains to a vehicle warning light system for a vehicle having factory or original equipment manufacturer (oem) lights. The system provides for inputs and outputs corresponding to the factory lights of the vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349057

Communication terminal, communication terminal with electrode, communication system, electrically driven vehicle, and charging apparatus

A communication terminal includes a communication unit and a controller. The communication unit is provided in a supply apparatus that supplies electric power from a power source to an electric device through a feeding line, and is configured to communicate with a destination terminal provided in the electric device. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349056

Method and system for controlling charging device for vehicles

A method and system of controlling a charging device for vehicles are provided. The method includes sensing overcurrent in a power factor correction circuit of the charging device and turning off the power factor correction circuit upon sensing overcurrent. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348851

Systems and methods for simultaneous position and impedance control for myoelectric interfaces

Systems and methods for simultaneous position and impedance control for myoelectric interfaces are disclosed herein. Properties such as control refinement, retention, generalization, and transfer allow users to learn simultaneous and proportional motion simply by interacting with a myoelectric interface, regardless of its initial intuitiveness. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348811

Apparatus and methods for processing exfoliated graphite materials

Methods and apparatus for processing flexible graphite sheet material involve patterning the material, on at least one major surface, prior to further processing of the material such as densification, lamination, folding or shaping into three-dimensional structures. For densification and lamination, the patterning is selected to facilitate the removal of air from the flexible graphite sheet material during the densification and lamination process. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348729

Method for forming fine patterns

A method of forming fine patterns includes the steps of forming a conductive layer on a base part, forming a sacrificial layer including an adhesive material on the conductive layer, the adhesive material including a catechol group, forming resist patterns on the sacrificial layer, and forming fine patterns by patterning the conductive layer using the resist patterns as a mask.. . ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348588

Three dimensional letters word game components and game methods of play

A game apparatus and game methods of play that provide mental exercises to increase the level of abstract thinking to create 3-d objects from universally accepted 2-d flat patterns. Since we read and write on 2-d surfaces, the shapes we associate most with a 2-d environment are alphanumeric characters. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348193

Pill crushing system

The presently described technology provides a pill crushing system. The pill crushing system may comprise a tablet crusher, a bowl-like structure, and an elongated cylindrical weighted rod. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348192

Glass articles with low-friction coatings

Coated pharmaceutical packages are disclosed. The coated pharmaceutical packages may include a glass body comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170348047

Sensor systems for use in connection with medical procedures

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for sensing. An exemplary apparatus includes a surgical device, a control unit comprising a user interface, a power unit, a motor, a warning element, a processor, and a memory including computer program instructions, the user interface operable to select between an on or off setting for the apparatus, the power unit operable to connect with a power source. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347993

System and method for ultrasound customization

A method tracks a user's operation of an ultrasound system. Based on the tracked operations, the method uses a machine-learning module to generate a proposed custom system configuration for the ultrasound system for the user. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347936

Acute kidney injury detection system and methods

Embodiments herein include systems and methods for detecting, predicting and/or assessing acute kidney injury. In an embodiment, a monitoring system to detect acute kidney injury is included. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347934

Skin pricking device

A skin pricking device includes a housing having an opening formed in a proximal end thereof; a spring mounted lancet including a needle within a casing having body and cap parts, interconnected by a separable coupling. The cap part has a cap projecting through the opening allow a user to grip and remove the cap. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347858

Controlling apparatus for bending the tube of an endoscope

The present invention relates to a controlling apparatus for bending the tube of an endoscope, in which the tube of the endoscope is consisted of different rigid and soft parts. The tail portion of the tube is provided at least with a soft foldable ring and other rigid portion becomes a support base. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347836

Solid-fuel combustion device having a fuel reservoir

The invention relates to a solid-fuel combustion device, comprising a fuel reservoir for a solid fuel in the form of fuel pieces and a combustion chamber having at least one first opening for the feeding of air and having at least one second opening for the escape of heat and exhaust gases produced when the solid fuel is burned. During proper use, the fuel reservoir is arranged in such a way that the fuel pieces can enter the combustion chamber under the force gravity and can burn there. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347797

Adjustable furniture

The invention provides an article of adjustable furniture (10) comprising a backrest (20) and an adjustable headrest (130) pivotally mounted with respect to the backrest, actuator means (100) for moving the headrest between raised and lowered positions, and guide means (138, 140) arranged between the headrest and the backrest for rotating the headrest with respect to the backrest as the headrest moves between its raised and lowered positions. The guide means includes first and second guides (138, 140), each associated with one of the backrest and the headrest and having at least one follower (142, 144) associated with the other of the backrest and headrest. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347704

Non-burning type flavor inhaler

This non-combusting flavor inhaler is provided with: an atomization unit that is configured to atomize an aerosol source without entailing combustion; a power source that stores power that is supplied to the atomization unit; and a control unit that is configured to control power supply to the atomization unit using a mode selected from among a plurality of modes. The plurality of modes include a plurality of operation modes for generating an aerosol from the atomization unit, and a restriction mode for restricting driving of the atomization unit, said mode being decided separately from the plurality of operation modes.. ... Corning Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170347701

Method for administering tetra-hydrocannabinol in tobacco

A method for administering tetra-hydrocannabinol in a smokable tobacco product, the method includes providing the smokable tobacco product. The smokable tobacco product is impregnated with an extract of tetra-hydrocannabinol for administering the tetra-hydrocannabinol extract along with fumes from burning tobacco in the smokable tobacco product to a user.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347506

Component mounting machine

. . . . . . . . . . A component mounting machine provided with multiple component transfer devices that each have a mourning nozzle, a movable section, and an xy driving mechanism and perform a component mounting operation, and a control device that controls component mounting operation and performs thermal correction processing that reduces influence of thermal deformation accompanying temperature change of at least one of the movable section and the xy driving mechanism, in which the control device has an implementation period determination section that individually determines an implementation period of the thermal correction processing for each of the component transfer devices based on operation circumstances of each component transfer device, and a thermal correction implementation section that simultaneously performs thermal correction processing for the multiple component transfer devices when it is determined that the implementation period of the thermal correction processing is reached for either of the component transfer devices by the implementation period determination section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347432

Learning capable lighting equipment

A lighting device or system is configured to control of one or more parameters of light output, such as on/off status, intensity when on, color characteristics and position or orientation of light output (e.g. Via a motorized luminaire control). ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347364

Communication paths hierarchy for managed computing device

Communication paths between a management computing device and a managed computing device are determined. The communication paths have different communication modalities. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347305

Wideband digital distributed communications system(s) (dcs) employing programmable digital signal processing circuit for scaling supported communications services

Wideband digital distributed communications systems (dcss) employing reconfigurable digital signal processing circuit for scaling supported communications services are disclosed. The dcs includes a head-end unit that includes front end downlink signal processing circuit to receive and distribute downlink communications signals for communications services (i.e., communications bands) to remote units. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347287

Front-haul communications system for enabling communication service continuity in a wireless distribution system (wds) network

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a front-haul communications system for enabling communication service continuity in a wireless distribution system (wds) network. A wds network includes a front-haul communications system and a plurality of remote wdss. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347275

Visual representation of signal strength using machine learning models

Information about a signal device is received at a first location in a first physical environment. The signal device broadcasts a signal to a computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347157

Method and system for adaptive virtual broadcasting of digital content

The virtual broadcast system of the present invention optimizes the routing of digital content among nodes along overlay networks that are dynamically reconfigured based upon forecasts of frequently-changing congestion levels of component interconnections within an underlying network. In the context of delivering streaming video over the internet to large numbers of concurrent users, the present invention makes efficient use of the limited capacity of congested asn peering points by employing deep learning techniques to forecast congestion levels across those asn peering points and, based on those forecasts, to optimize the routing of video content along dynamically reconfigured overlay networks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170347061

Machine learning for visual processing

A method for developing an enhancement model for low-quality visual data, the method comprising the steps of receiving one or more sections of higher-quality visual data; and training a hierarchical algorithm. The hierarchical algorithm is operable to increase the quality of one or more sections of lower-quality visual data so as to substantially reproduce the one or more sections of higher-quality visual data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346969

Information processing terminal generating custom operation data concerning operation identified by selected operation id

An information processing terminal acquires a plurality of object ids identifying respective ones of a plurality of display objects. Each of the plurality of display objects is previously with a corresponding standard operation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346955

Bandwidth aware network statistics collection

Herein disclosed are systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling data usage statistics in network-connected devices. The ‘stats’ collection can be suppressed during minimum window periods, thereby reducing cpu and resources usage needed to processes the stats collection. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346942

Anti-distracted driver system

A system to control turning on an engine of a vehicle includes a relay and a detect circuit. The detect circuit is configured to detect a client device and, upon detection of a client device, to assert a signal indicating that a client device has been detected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346915

Cached data repurposing

The described technology is directed towards repurposing expired cached data when no unexpired data is available. Cached, unexpired data is used in response to a request when such data exists. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346853

Methods and systems for detecting and preventing network connection compromise

The security of network connections on a computing device is protected by detecting and preventing compromise of the network connections, including man-in-the-middle (mitm) attacks. Active probing and other methods are used to detect the attacks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346805

Login method and apparatus, and open platform system

The present disclosure is applicable to the field of network communications, and provides a login method and apparatus, and an open platform system. The method includes: receiving an access token parameter provided by a login platform after a user is authenticated and authorized; acquiring an open digital identity (openid) of the user by using the received access token parameter; and generating a corresponding command word according to a browser environment of a third-party page, and returning the command word to the third-party page, the command word including the access token parameter and the openid of the user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346796

Distributed learning and aging for management of internet protocol (ip) addresses

A device includes a security process unit (spu) associated with a logical ring of spus. The spu receives a packet with an address associated with a malicious source, and creates, based on the packet, an entry in a data structure associated with the spu. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346717

Method and apparatus for learning mac address of trill network

The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for learning a mac address of a trill network. The method comprises: learning, by a routing bridge connected to an end system, a mac address of the end system; encapsulating the mac address in a link-state packet, sending the link-state packet to a neighbor routing bridge; after the neighbor routing bridge receives the link-state packet, judging whether the mac address in the link-state packet is locally present; if not, learning the mac address in the link-state packet and setting a local confidence to a confidence of the mac address in the link-state packet; if yes, updating a confidence of a local mac address to the confidence of the mac address in the link-state packet, increasing the confidence of the mac address in the link-state packet by 1, and sending the link-state packet to all neighbor routing bridges except a receiving end.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346639

Public key infrastructure based on the public certificates ledger

Systems and methods for managing public key certificates and supporting the users thereof. The certificates are cryptographically encapsulated objects that bind the identities of their owners to public keys and provide digital signature mechanisms for other users to verify the binding and correctness of other attributes of the certificate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346565

Optical communications system phase-controlled transmitter and phase-conjugate mirror receiver

An optical communications system comprises a first node comprising a phased array transmitter for generating an optical beam and a receiver, and a second node comprising a phase conjugate mirror for returning the optical beam to be detected by the receiver of the first node. The phased array transmitters allow for electronic steering of the beams in a way that is much faster and with a potentially smaller physical footprint than the mechanical systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346553

Fiber optic assemblies for tapping live optical fibers in fiber optic networks employing wdm technology

A fiber optic assembly for supporting optical connections in a fiber optic network employing parallel optical configurations is described. In one embodiment, the fiber optic assembly includes at least two live multi-fiber components and at least one tap multi-fiber component. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346480

High-voltage stacked transistor circuit

A high-voltage stacked transistor circuit (hvstc) includes a stack of power transistors coupled in series between a first terminal and a second terminal. The hvstc also has a control terminal for turning on an off the power transistors of the stack. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346400

Buck-boost converters with ramp compensation

A control method used in a four-switch buck-boost converter includes: filtering the voltage at the first switching node and generating a first ramp signal; filtering the first ramp signal and generating a first average signal; filtering the voltage at the second switching node and generating a second ramp signal; filtering the second ramp signal and generating a second average signal; generating a set signal based on the first ramp signal, the first average signal, the second ramp signal, the second average signal, a reference signal, and a feedback signal indicative of the output voltage, so as to turn on the first and third transistors, and turn off the second and fourth transistors; turning off the first transistor and turning on the second transistor when the on-time of the first transistor reaches a first time threshold; and turning off the third transistor and turning on the fourth transistor when the on-time of the third transistor reaches a second time threshold.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346337

Method, device, and system for controlling power supply

A method for controlling a power supply includes: acquiring working state information of the power supply in a current operation; determining whether a state value of the power supply in the current operation satisfies a preset condition according to the working state information; setting a first control strategy for controlling the current operation of the power supply as a second control strategy when the preset condition is satisfied; storing the state value in the current operation and the first control strategy of the power supply in the current operation when the preset condition is not satisfied, and modifying the first control strategy to obtain the second control strategy according to an adjustment strategy; and loading the second control strategy from the machine-learning control circuitry in next operation, and controlling the next operation of the power supply according to the second control strategy.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346312

Method for managing charging process to portable computers

The method includes: a) connecting a dock between a laptop and a power adapter; b) checking whether a smartphone is connected to the dock; c) verifying whether ac power can supply power over a required value of the laptop if yes in step b); d) verifying whether a residual battery capacity of the laptop is greater than 80% if yes in step c); e) verifying whether another smartphone is connected to the dock if yes in step d); f) verifying whether to enable data transfer if yes in step e); g) activating a cdp mode if yes in step f); h) activating a dcp mode if no in step f); i) verifying whether to enable faster charging if no in step e); j) going back to step f) if yes in step i); k) activating an sdp mode if no in step i); and l) showing a warning if no in steps b), c) or d).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346277

Esd protection device

Systems and methods for protecting a device from an electrostatic discharge (esd) event are provided. A resistor-capacitor (rc) trigger circuit and a driver circuit are provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346268

Protective skirt for telecommunications lines

A protective apparatus for telecommunication lines includes a mounting frame, a transition platform coupled to the mounting frame, and a protective skirt that is coupleable to the mounting frame. The mounting frame includes at least one sidewall having a sidewall opening to allow passage of a telecommunication line. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346168

Antenna continuity

An arrangement for determining a connected state of an antenna component with another component, such as a base unit of remote access unit in a wireless distribution system. The arrangement can include a filter block integrated into an antenna base unit that incorporates all or a part of a circuit configured to determine the connected state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170346042

Method for manufacturing light extraction substrate for organic light emitting diode, light extraction substrate for organic light emitting diode, and organic light emitting diode comprising same

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, and an organic light emitting diode comprising same, and more specifically, to a method for manufacturing a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, a light extraction substrate for an organic light emitting diode, and an organic light emitting diode comprising same, the method capable of complicating or diversifying the path of a light that is emitted by forming cracks on a matrix layer that can induce scattering of the light emitted from the organic light emitting diode, thereby further improving light extraction efficiency of the organic light emitting diode. To this end, provided in the present invention is the method for manufacturing the light extraction substrate for the organic light emitting diode, comprising: a mixture-preparing step of preparing a mixture by mixing a sol-gel solution containing a first metal oxide, and a plurality of scattering particles composed of a second metal oxide having a refractive index different from that of the first metal oxide; a mixture coating step of coating the mixture on a base substrate; and a mixture firing step of firing the mixture which has been coated to form, on the base substrate, the matrix layer comprising the first metal oxide and inside of which the scattering particles are dispersed, wherein in the mixture firing step, cracks that can induce scattering of the light emitted from the light emitting diode are formed on the matrix layer due to the difference in the coefficient of thermal expression (cte) of the base substrate and the first metal oxide.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345990

Method for increasing the integration level of superconducting electronics circuits, and a resulting circuit

A method for increasing the integration level of superconducting electronic circuits, comprising fabricating a series of planarized electrically conductive layers patterned into wiring, separated by planarized insulating layers, with vias communicating between the conductive layers. Contrary to the standard sequence of patterning from the bottom up, the pattern of vias in at least one insulating layer is formed prior to the pattern of wiring in the underlying conductive layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345939

Fabricating method of fin field effect transistor

A method for fabricating a fin field effect transistor (finfet) is provided. The method includes: patterning a substrate to form a plurality of trenches in the substrate and at least one semiconductor fin between the trenches; forming a plurality of insulators in the trenches; forming a patterned photoresist on the insulators, wherein sidewalls of the semiconductor fin are partially covered by the patterned photoresist, and at least one area of the sidewalls is exposed by the patterned photoresist; by using the patterned photoresist as a mask, partially removing the semiconductor fin from the at least one area of the sidewalls exposed by the patterned photoresist so as to form at least one recess on the sidewalls of the semiconductor fin; removing the patterned photoresist after forming the at least one recess; and forming a gate stack to partially cover the semiconductor fin and the insulators.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345841

Nvm memory hkmg integration technology

The present disclosure relates to a method of forming an integrated circuit (ic). In some embodiments, a substrate is provided comprising a memory region and a logic region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345670

Methods for improved critical dimension uniformity in a semiconductor device fabrication process

Exemplary methods of patterning a device layer are described, including operations of patterning a protector layer and forming a first opening in a first patterning layer to expose a first portion of the protector layer and a first portion of the hard mask layer, which are then are exposed to a first etch to form a first opening in the first portion of the hard mask layer. A second opening is formed in a second patterning layer to expose a second portion of the protector layer and a second portion of the hard mask layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345643

Photodefinable alignment layer for chemical assisted patterning

Photodefinable alignment layers for chemical assisted patterning and approaches for forming photodefinable alignment layers for chemical assisted patterning are described. An embodiment of the invention may include disposing a chemically amplified resist (car) material over a hardmask that includes a switch component. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345633

Image acquisition semiconductor film for high-resolution mass spectrometric imaging system, preparation method, and application

An image acquisition semiconductor film for a high-resolution mass spectrometric imaging system, and a preparation method and an application. The image acquisition semiconductor film for the high-resolution mass spectrometric imaging system is prepared by using the following method: weighing semiconductor nanometer particles, putting the semiconductor nanometer particles into a muffle furnace for burning first, further grinding by using an agate mortar, and uniformly dispersing the semiconductor nanometer particles so as to obtain semiconductor nanometer powder; and finally, pressing the semiconductor nanometer powder in a compressor so as to obtain the semiconductor film. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345592

Air break electrical switch having a blade toggle mechanism

A high voltage/high current air break switch, the switch including a support frame and a blade pivotally supported by the support frame, so as to be pivotable relative to the support frame. The blade includes a load interrupter between a blade support and the distal end of the blade. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345535

Magnetic sheet and antenna device comprising same

A magnetic sheet having improved acid/base-resistant properties, corrosion-resistance, and an excellent magnetic property at nfc, wpc, and mst frequencies, has little changes in weight and thickness even if the environment changes, for example, even after an etching treatment for patterning, or a reflow or soldering process which is performed for its application to a product.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345479

Memories with metal-ferroelectric-semiconductor (mfs) transistors

A method includes applying a first voltage to a first source line of a memory, applying a second voltage to a second source line of the memory, turning on an access transistor of a memory cell of the memory, and performing one of a write operation or a read operation on a metal-ferroelectric-semiconductor (mfs) transistor of the memory cell. Memories on which the method is performed are also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345413

System and method for generating manually designed and automatically optimized spoken dialog systems

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for generating a natural language spoken dialog system. The method includes nominating a set of allowed dialog actions and a set of contextual features at each turn in a dialog, and selecting an optimal action from the set of nominated allowed dialog actions using a machine learning algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345393

Electronic device and eye protecting method therefor

An eye protecting method in an electronic device with storage device determines eyesight of a user who is using an electronic device, acquires light intensity of the environment, and distance of eyes of a user from the device, and applies a preferred display brightness value which is associated with the readings. The method may also cause display of warnings to the user as to eye-distance from the device and current time period spent watching the device.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345335

Electronic system and method for martial arts movement-based language character symbolization and education

A novel electronic language education system device is configured to define, instruct, analyze, and evaluate martial arts movements as characters of a particular language. In one embodiment, the novel electronic language education system includes a martial arts movement linguistic symbolization module and a martial arts movement-to-language character evaluation module that are executed on a cpu and a memory unit of the novel electronic language education system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345334

Online training with live instruction

An improved remote teaching system, whereby the instructor(s) may interact with the audience through interactive instruction, culminating in one or more proctored examinations to ensure necessary learning for safety and legal compliance. Increased frequency of and access to classes, and decreased costs will be among the benefits provided.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345328

Systems and methodologies for providing training on warnings in a vehicle

Methods and systems are provided for providing training on a vehicle. The method includes acquiring, using processing circuitry, one or more alert modes associated with a vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345325

Automated remote learning device and system for using same

A distance learning device for providing laboratory instruction via two-way interaction with a student at a remote location and system for using same.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345322

Methods and systems for dynamically generating a training program

Learning content management systems and processes are described that enable a user to independently define or select learning content, frameworks, styles, and/or protocols. The frameworks may be configured to specify a flow or an order of presentation to a learner with respect to a learning content presentation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345296

Intermittent asynchronous ir beam-break fog detector

An automated roadway marker system that illuminates and provides warning and lane demarcation under poor visibility conditions utilizing ir beam-break transceivers where no deployment considerations need to be made for the first in a sequence, because each marker operationally establishes its linkage condition in an intermittently activated asynchronous pseudo-network. The devices are designed for extremely low power consumption, so that solar energy can be utilized as a power source. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345274

Neck posture recording and warning device

A miniature electronic device senses head tilt and informs the user so as to avoid neck strain. The device may inform the user via various audio/visual alarms, and my sound based upon angle, duration, or both. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345110

Method and system for collaborative learning

A method for educating a patient through a collaborative network is provided. The patient is authenticated with a username and a password. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345109

Free learning analytics methods and systems

This invention concerns methods and systems for monitoring one or more students' use of computers, measuring, analyzing, and summarizing in statistical and pedagogical ways learning quality, on-task versus off-taskness, making diagnostic and prescriptive recommendations, and displaying relevant and configurable results in real time and historically in meaningful ways to students, teachers, and various educationalists and managers.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345106

Product pre-purchase and storage methods

A product pre-purchase and storage method including the steps of a consumer locating a seller of a product, the consumer purchasing a quantity of product, the quantity of the product having a plurality of incremental-portions, from the seller at an initial-price, the consumer having the option of taking possession of one of the incremental-portions of the quantity of product, the consumer providing one of the incremental-portion of the quantity of product to a storage-owner, the storage-owner storing the incremental-portion of the quantity of product provided by the consumer, the storage-owner charging the consumer a storage-rate to store an incremental-portion of the quantity of product for a storage-term, and the consumer returning to optionally take possession one or more incremental-portions of the quantity of product from the storage-owner at a later time. Each transaction includes one or more transaction-fees.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345078

Quantification of user receptiveness via machine learning

A server provides communications to users and evaluates actions of the users after the provision of the communications to determine how receptive the various users are to such communications. Receptiveness is determined through a training process involving the formation of training sets based on whether users a test set of users were receptive to a previous set of communications, the derivation of relevant features for the users of the training set, the training of a model based on the derived features, and the use of the model for users whose receptiveness is to be estimated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345039

Methods, systems, networks, and media for social payments

A method of determining a discount amount for an electronic commerce transaction can include determining, by a processor, whether a member of a financial institution has posted a review for an electronic commerce purchase within a preset threshold amount of time from a time when the member received a purchased item. Upon identifying the time at which the member posted the review, the processor can determine an eligible time period based on the preset threshold amount of time and the identified posting time. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345035

Machine learning for determining products to upsell or cross-sell

In an example embodiment, a server accesses, for a plurality of customer accounts within a professional networking service, a plurality of features of the customer accounts stored with the professional networking service. The server accesses, for the plurality of customer accounts within the professional networking service, past sales records of products from the professional networking service to the plurality of employer accounts. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170345031

Location context aware computing

A current location of a consumer is combined with a context aware mapping of the consumer to a current context that the consumer is in at the current location. A real-time suggestion is provided to the consumer based on a likely suggestion that the consumer is predicted to respond to at that location and within that context. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344954

Query building for search by ideal candidates

In an example embodiment, one or more specified ideal candidates are used to perform a search in a database. One or more attributes are extracted from one or more ideal candidate member profiles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344910

Continuously provisioning large-scale machine learning models

An approach for continuously provisioning machine learning models, executed by one or more computer nodes to provide a future prediction in response to a request from one or more client devices, is provided. The approach generates, by the one or more computer nodes, a machine learning model. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344909

Machine learning device, failure prediction device, machine system and machine learning method for learning end-of-life failure condition

A machine learning device learning a condition associated with an end-of-life failure of an electronic component in network-connected equipment connected to a network, including a state observation unit that observes a state variable obtained based on at least one of a hardware configuration, manufacturing information, an operating status, a use condition, and an output from a sensor detecting a state of a surrounding environment of the network-connected equipment; a determination data acquisition unit that acquires determination data on determination of presence or absence of the end-of-life failure or a degree of the end-of-life failure of the electronic component in the network-connected equipment; and a learning unit that learns, based on training data created from an output from the state observation unit and an output from the determination data acquisition unit, and teacher data, a condition associated with the end-of-life failure of the electronic component in the network-connected equipment.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344908

Learning apparatus, learning method, and recording medium

A learning apparatus includes: an update unit which updates a dictionary used by a classifier; a calculation unit which calculates, by using a dictionary updated and one or more samples with labeling being samples assigned with labels, a ratio to a number of the samples with labeling as a loss with respect to all the samples with labeling; and a determination unit which determines whether to update the dictionary, by using the loss, wherein, when the determination unit determines to update the dictionary, the update unit updates the dictionary by using the samples with labeling added with a new sample with labeling, and wherein the determination unit determines whether to update the dictionary, by using a loss calculated by using the updated dictionary and a loss calculated by using the dictionary before updating with respect to all the samples with labeling before adding the new sample with labeling.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344907

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program

An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that creates a plurality of learning information items including an input image and a teacher image as an expected value by image-processing the input image in accordance with a scenario described with a program code, and supplies the created plurality of learning information items to a machine learning module that composes an image processing algorithm by machine learning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344906

Optimization method and system for supervised learning under tensor mode

Optimization method and system for supervised learning under tensor mode is provided; wherein the method includes: receiving an input training tensor data set; introducing a within class scatter matrix into an objective function such that between class distance is maximized, at the same time, within class distance is minimized by the objective function; constructing an optimal frame of the objective function of an optimal projection tensor machine opstm subproblem; constructing an optimal frame of an objective function of an opstm problem; solving the revised dual problem and outputting alagrangian optimal combination and an offset scalar b; calculating a projection tensor w*; calculating a optimal projection tensor w; by the w together with the b, constructing a decision function; inputting to-be-predicted tensor data which has been rank-one decomposed into the decision function for prediction. This overcomes issues such as curse of dimensionality, over learning and small sample occurred when vector mode algorithms process the tensor data, and effectively avoids a time-consuming alternative projection iterative process of the tensor mode algorithms of the prior art.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344905

Coordinated version control system, method, and recording medium for parameter sensitive applications

Version vector-based rules are used to facilitate asynchronous execution of machine learning algorithms. The method uses version vector based rule to generate aggregated parameters and determine when to return the parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344904

Coordinated version control system, method, and recording medium for parameter sensitive applications

Version vector-based rules are used to facilitate asynchronous execution of machine learning algorithms. The method uses version vector based rule to generate aggregated parameters and determine when to return the parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344902

Parent company industry classifier

In an example embodiment, a solution that automatically predicts an industry for a candidate company is provided. An existing industry classifier is trained using a first machine learning algorithm, the first machine learning algorithm taking as input first training data and existing industries listed in an industry taxonomy. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344900

Method and apparatus for automated organization of visual-content media files according to preferences of a user

A method and apparatus are provided for organizing media files using parameters obtained from the visual content and metadata of the media files. Using machine learning, an algorithm is trained to apply user preferences to organize the media files. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344899

Automatic generation of training sets using subject matter experts on social media

A method, apparatus and computer program product for automatically generating training sets for machine learning. A set of topics to train a machine learning system is provided. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344881

Information processing apparatus using multi-layer neural network and method therefor

An information processing apparatus includes a learning unit configured to learn a plurality of multi-layer neural networks configured to carry out a plurality of tasks, a generation unit configured to generate a shared layer candidate at a predetermined layer between or among the plurality of multi-layer neural networks, a first relearning unit configured to relearn the plurality of multi-layer neural networks in a structure using the shared layer candidate, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to share the shared layer candidate at the predetermined layer with respect to each of the plurality of tasks based on an evaluation of the relearning.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344880

Systems and methods for vectorized fft for multi-dimensional convolution operations

A new approach is proposed to support efficient convolution for deep learning by vectorizing multi-dimensional input data for multi-dimensional fast fourier transform (fft) and direct memory access (dma) for data transfer. Specifically, a deep learning processor (dlp) includes a plurality of tensor engines each configured to perform convolution operations by applying one or more kernels on multi-dimensional input data for pattern recognition and classification based on a neural network, wherein each tensor engine includes, among other components, one or more vector processing engines each configured to vectorize the multi-dimensional input data at each layer of the neural network to generate a plurality of vectors and to perform multi-dimensional fft on the generated vectors and/or the kernels to create output for the convolution operations. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344860

Utilizing deep learning for automatic digital image segmentation and stylization

Systems and methods are disclosed for segregating target individuals represented in a probe digital image from background pixels in the probe digital image. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods train a neural network based on two or more of training position channels, training shape input channels, training color channels, or training object data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344855

Method of predicting traffic collisions and system thereof

Methods and systems for determining the likelihood of a traffic collision between vehicles of different vehicle classes at an intersection are disclosed. Data informative of an intersection model is obtained. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344849

Methods for automated chart analysis

Methods for analyzing a chart using an electronic computing device are presented, the methods including: causing the electronic computing device to receive a chart image corresponding with the chart, the chart image having recorded chart data; analyzing the recorded chart data, where the analyzing returns at least measurement values corresponding with the recorded chart data; and returning volumetric results of the processing to a user. In some embodiments, the recorded chart data corresponds with data selected from the group consisting of: temperature data, differential pressure data, and static pressure data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344848

Generating image features based on robust feature-learning

Techniques for increasing robustness of a convolutional neural network based on training that uses multiple datasets and multiple tasks are described. For example, a computer system trains the convolutional neural network across multiple datasets and multiple tasks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344829

Skeleton -based action detection using recurrent neural network

In implementations of the subject matter described herein, an action detection scheme using a recurrent neural network (rnn) is proposed. Joint locations for a skeleton representation of an observed entity in a frame of a video and a predefined action label for the frame are obtained to train a learning network including rnn elements and a classification element. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344826

Vehicular display device

When an ignition switch has been turned off, an accessory switch has been turned off, and a door has been opened (100, 102), a message is displayed in a monitor on an opposite side to a side that the door has been opened (112). In addition, when it has been detected that a key has been shut in or that it has been forgotten to close a window (104), there is performed a warning display that displays a warning in a monitor on an opposite side to a door where a door locking operation has been performed (110). ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344808

System and method for a unified architecture multi-task deep learning machine for object recognition

A system to recognize objects in an image includes an object detection network outputs a first hierarchical-calculated feature for a detected object. A face alignment regression network determines a regression loss for alignment parameters based on the first hierarchical-calculated feature. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344708

Tags for automated location and monitoring of moveable objects and related systems

An example embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a tag affixed to a moveable object, a signal to wake the tag affixed to a moveable object; receiving, at the tag affixed to a moveable object, a request from at least one receiver for presence information associated with the moveable object; providing, from the tag affixed to a moveable object, identification information associated with the moveable object; transmitting, from the tag affixed to a moveable object, location data to the at least one receiver; transmitting, from the tag affixed to a moveable object, use state information associated with the moveable object; and returning the tag affixed to a moveable object to a sleep state. Related systems are also provided herein.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344669

Method for verifying error of digital circuit

Methods for verifying error in digital circuit are provided, one of methods comprises, generating a first attribute value using metadata of a first digital circuit diagram, mechanically decomposing a digital circuit indicated by the first digital circuit diagram into individual elements, generating a second attribute value using the result of mechanical decomposition, and generating an attribute database comprising the first attribute value and the second attribute value by using an apparatus for verifying an error in a digital circuit, performing supervised learning using the attribute database to generate a pattern according to a verification purpose and generating a pattern database comprising the generated pattern by using the digital circuit error verification apparatus and generating a third attribute value and a fourth attribute value by analyzing a second digital circuit diagram, which is a target of error verification, in the same way as the first digital circuit diagram, generating verification request data comprising the third attribute value and the fourth attribute value, selecting a comparison target pattern from the pattern database according to a verification purpose, and verifying an error in the second digital circuit diagram by comparing the selected comparison target pattern and the verification request data by using the digital circuit error verification apparatus.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344572

Personalized content-based recommendation system with behavior-based learning

A system and method provides recommendations of documents to a user of a document corpus. Document features are extracted and assigned weights, and a profile is likewise created for users. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344555

Generation of training data for ideal candidate search ranking model

In an example embodiment, one or more sample ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained, as well as one or more sample search result member profiles in the social networking service. Then, for each unique pair of sample ideal candidate member profile and sample search result member profile, a label is generated using a score generated from log information of the social networking service, the log information including records of communications between a searcher and members of the social networking service, the score being higher if the searcher communicated with both the member corresponding sample ideal candidate member profile and the member corresponding to the sample search result member profile in a same search session. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344554

Ideal candidate search ranking

In an example embodiment, one or more ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained. Then a search is performed on member profiles in the social networking service using a search query, returning one or more result member profiles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344390

Method for resetting a memory in a computer system

A method for resetting a memory in the computer system includes turning on the computer system, and a memory controller of the computer system executing a boot code to initialize the memory. After the memory controller executes the boot code, the memory controller updates a programmable initialization code according to the boot code to generate an updated programmable initialization code. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344270

Enforcing limits on a self-serve model for provisioning data volumes for containers running in virtual machines

A computer system has a virtualization software that supports execution of a virtual machine in which a container is run. A method of managing allocation of storage resources to the container includes the steps of monitoring a virtual socket, detecting, based on the monitoring, a request from a plug-in of the container to create a data volume, upon detecting the request, retrieving a storage resource limit that has been set for the first virtual machine and determining if creation of the data volume causes the storage resource limit to be exceeded, and communicating the request to the virtualization software to cause the virtualization software to create the data volume if the limit is determined to be not exceeded and returning an error if the limit is determined to be exceeded.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344227

Visual designer for editing large schemaless xml file

A method for a xml editor includes loading one or more files, extracting elements that extend a browser user interface from the one or more files, and presenting a graphical user interface (gui) for editing the plug-in xml manifest file. The method further includes receiving one or more user edits to the plug-in xml manifest file through the gui, validating the one or more user edits against properties of the elements, and generating a warning in the gui for a user edit that conflicts with a property of an element. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344209

Tailoring user interface presentations based on user state

Computer systems, methods, and storage media for tailoring a user interface to a user according to a determined user state and a determined interface context corresponding to the determined user state. The user interface is tailored by modifying the format of at least a portion of the interface, including modifying the content, layout of the content, presentation sequence, or visual display of the interface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344198

Service request system

A system allowing a user to communicate with a service provider concerning services includes a user interface panel indicating restroom maintenance services available and communication structure through which a user can select required services and communicate with the service provider.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344181

Touch screen instrument panel

Systems, methods and computer-storage media are provided for a touch-screen interface panel (tsip) of an aircraft. The tsip may communicate with one or more aircraft systems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344046

Reactive power compensation system and method thereof

The present disclosure relates to a reactive power compensation system including a reactive power compensation unit for measuring compensate reactive power, an impedance measurement unit for measuring an impedance value of each of a plurality of loads, and a learning control unit for controlling the reactive power compensation unit based on the measured impedance value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344007

Method for controlling mobile robot based on bayesian network learning

The present invention provides a safe path planning method including a process of using a grid map and a congestion map, and a process of planning a path of a mobile robot using a cost function.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170344002

Unmanned aerial vehicle, control method, and recoding medium

An unmanned aerial vehicle includes: a memory that stores first information acquired and second information acquired, the first information indicating the current position of the unmanned aerial vehicle, the second information indicating the current position of a manipulation device that transmits a command to remotely manipulate the unmanned aerial vehicle; a receiver that receives information transmitted from a transmission source, the information including an emergency warning; a processor; and a controller that controls the unmanned aerial vehicle. The processor compares a target region which is indicated in the information and for which the emergency warning is intended and the current position of the unmanned aerial vehicle and compares the target region and the current position of the manipulation device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343995

Human-computer combination quality testing system for digital product testing and testing method thereof

A testing method of a human-computer combination quality testing system includes steps of: after manufacture, importing relevant cad models, submitting the cad models to a digital testing part for being examined; if a product is determined to be unqualified, returning the product for retreatment; if the product is determined to be qualified, submitting the product to a manual testing part for being examined by relevant inspectors; if the product is determined to be qualified by the inspectors, leaving the product as a qualified product; if the product is determined to be unqualified by the inspectors, returning the product for retreatment; then changing the relevant rule with a rule corrector of a system improving part according to a misjudging condition of the digital testing part; describing a corrected rule, which is corrected by the developer, by a rule descriptor; then applying the corrected rule to a system by a rule parser.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343992

Natural machine interface system

A method for defining a robotic machine task. The method comprises a) collecting a sequence of a plurality of images showing at least one demonstrator performing at least one manipulation of at least one object, b) performing an analysis of said sequence of a plurality of images to identify demonstrator body parts manipulating said at least one object and said at least one manipulation of said at least one object, c) determining at least one robotic machine movement to perform said task, and d) generating at least one motion command for instructing said robotic machine to perform said task.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343920

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, a light source, and circuitry that receives: first image data including first pixels each indicating image density or one of turning on and off the light source; and tag data indicating an attribute of each first pixels. The circuitry sets specific data to identify a first target pixel subjected to change out of the first pixels, converts the first image data into second image data having a higher resolution than that of the first image data, and controls the light source according to the second image data to form an image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343904

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a projection system to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of a substrate; a substrate table configured to hold the substrate, the substrate table including a support surface to support an intermediary plate between the projection system and at least one of the substrate and an object positioned on the substrate table and not in contact with the at least one of the substrate and the object; and a liquid supply system to provide a liquid, through which the beam is to be projected, in a space between the projection system and the at least one of the substrate and the object.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343896

Sequential infiltration synthesis for enhancing multiple-patterning lithography

Simplified methods of multiple-patterning photolithography using sequential infiltration synthesis to modify the photoresist such that it withstands plasma etching better than unmodified resist and replaces one or more hard masks and/or a freezing step in mpl processes including litho-etch-litho-etch photolithography or litho-freeze-litho-etch photolithography.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343879

Stretchable electro-optic displays

A stretchable electro-optic display includes a layer of conductive material and an electrophoretic medium laminated to the layer of conductive material. The layer of conductive material also includes a plurality of nodes and a stretchable interconnect connecting first and second nodes of the plurality of nodes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343829

Head mounted display

A head mounted display includes first and second light source modules, a light reversely turning module, an image output module, first and second eyepiece modules, and a beam splitting mirror. The first and second light source modules are respectively configured to emit first and second lights. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343762

Modular optical fiber distribution system

A modular optical fiber distribution unit and related distribution system is provided. The distribution unit includes a shifted fiber arrangement that allows for modular network assembly. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343757

Device and system for cable management and routing

A storage hub component for hanging optical fiber cable that includes a mounting base configured to be mounted within a cable storage housing. A hanging projection extends outwardly from the mounting base. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343754

Tri-post cabinet with dual entry doors

A modular fiber optic cabinet system comprises a fiber optic cabinet and a transition skirt. The fiber optic cabinet comprises a cabinet top support portion, a cabinet bottom support portion, a pair of cabinet sidewalls extending therebetween, and a pair of downwardly extending cabinet flange portions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343753

Optical fiber cable with wrapped, welded jacket and method of manufacturing

An optical cable and method for forming an optical cable is provided. The cable includes a cable jacket including an inner surface defining a channel and an outer surface and also includes a plurality of optical fibers located within the channel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343752

Optical fiber cable with elongate strength member recessed in armor layer

An optical communication cable and related method is provided. The cable includes a cable body and a plurality of optical transmission elements surrounded by the cable body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343751

High fiber density, low bend loss optical fiber cable

A highly packed, low bend loss optical cable is provided. The cable includes an outer cable jacket and a plurality of buffer tubes surrounded by the cable jacket. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343749

Forming a fiber bulge in an optical fiber end for positioning the optical fiber in a ferrule bore

A fiber bulge (“bulge”) formed in an end of an optical fiber for positioning the optical fiber in a ferrule bore is disclosed. An energy source is controlled to direct focused energy to the end of the optical fiber extended from the front end face of the ferrule to expose and melt the end of the optical fiber into a bulge of desired geometry and size. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343747

Silicon-based optical ports providing passive alignment connectivity

Optical ports providing passive alignment connectivity are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical port includes a substrate having a surface, a photonic silicon chip, a connector body, and a plurality of spacer elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343745

Tunable fiber optic connector

A fiber optic connector having a ferrule extending along a longitudinal axis and a ferrule holder from which the ferrule extends. The fiber optic connector also includes a housing having a housing body in which the ferrule holder is received and a housing cap configured to be attached to the housing body. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343738

Optical connectors and optical couplings for fiber-to-photonics circuit connections

Optical connectors and optical couplings for fiber-to-chip optical connections are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical connector includes a ferrule body having a surface, an optical interface disposed within the surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343735

Optical fiber coating stripping through relayed thermal radiation

Optical fiber coating stripping through relayed thermal radiation is disclosed. A heat source is provided that is configured to emit thermal radiation when activated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343733

Optical wire bond apparatus and methods employing laser-written waveguides

An optical wire bond apparatus for optically connecting an optical-electrical integrated circuit (oe-ic) to an optical-electrical printed circuit board (oe-pcb) is formed by laser writing cores in a flexible glass support member to define an array of optical waveguides. The support member has a bend section and the waveguides reside close to either a top or bottom surface of the support member at the bend section. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343668

Methods and systems for phased array returning wave front segmentation

Methods and systems for storing and processing a plurality of fractions of imaging data thereby minimizing the amount of cache memory necessary while controlling data loss and the resulting image quality.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343636

Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for supporting monitoring of a magnetic resonance examination of a patient

In a method for supporting a monitoring of a magnetic resonance examination on a patient using a magnetic resonance apparatus, the magnetic resonance examination of the patient is started and a monitoring processor determines current examination information of the ongoing magnetic resonance examination. The current examination information are compared with predefined values in the monitoring processor, and a warning is generated if there is a variation between the current examination information and the predefined values. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343489

Integrated, portable sample analysis system and method

An integrated portable sample analysis system includes a portable case including an interior panel and a spectrometer subsystem. The spectrometer subsystem includes a flip top spectrometer sample cell including first and second members each including a window aligned with each other when the first and second members are coupled together defining a predefined spacing between the windows when the first and second members are coupled together, the first and second members decoupled for manually placing a fluid sample on a the window. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343413

Patterning aperture slit device and mounting assembly for spectrometry

A device for improving the removal of stray light interference in a spectrometer using an aperture slit with a predefined grid pattern incorporated into it and a mounting assembly for proper alignment to the spectrometer's 2d detector to create periodic shadowing allowing the identification of the desired signal and removal of stray light is disclosed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343401

Thermal, flow measuring device with diagnostic function

Thermal flow measuring device (1), especially for determining and/or monitoring the mass flow (Φm) and/or the flow velocity (vf) of a flowable medium (3) through a pipeline (2), comprising at least three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c) and an electronics unit (9), wherein each of the at least three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c) is at least partially and/or at times in thermal contact with the medium (3), and includes a heatable temperature sensor (5a,5b,5c), and wherein the electronics unit (9) is embodied to heat each of the three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c) with a heating power (p1,p2,p3), to register their temperatures (t1,t2,t3), to heat at least two of the at least three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c) simultaneously, to ascertain the mass flow (Φm) and/or the flow velocity (vf) of the medium (3), from a pairwise comparison of the temperatures (t1,t2,t3) and/or heating powers (p1,p2,p3) of the at least three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c) and/or at least one variable derived from at least one of the temperatures (t1,t2,t3) and/or heating powers (p1,p2,p3), to provide information concerning a change of the thermal resistance of at least one of the at least three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c), from a response to an abrupt change Δp of the heating power supplied to at least one of the at least three sensor elements, to provide information concerning a change of the inner thermal resistance of the at least one sensor element, and in the case that a change of the inner and/or outer thermal resistance occurs in the case of at least one of the at least three sensor elements (4a,4b,4c), to perform a correction of the measured value for the mass flow (Φm) and/or the flow velocity (vf) and/or to generate and to output a report concerning the state of the at least one sensor element mass flow (Φm) and/or the flow velocity (vf).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343368

Machine learning travel management system with wearable device integration

A machine learning travel management system is operable to provide end-to-end travel solutions and bookings based on machine-learning-assisted choice and selection of travel destinations. Travel solutions may include travel destination choices, which in many instances is one of the most difficult decisions made by travelers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343362

Method and apparatus for generating high precision map

The present application discloses a method and an apparatus for generating a high precision map. According to an embodiment, the method comprises: acquiring three-dimensional (3d) laser point cloud data and information related to a grid map for generating the high precision map; determining position information of each piece of the 3d laser point data of the 3d laser point cloud data in the grid map; rendering each pixel point in the grid map, by using the reflection value of corresponding 3d laser point data of the 3d laser point cloud data, in order to generate each of grid images in the grid map; identifying, by using a machine learning algorithm, traffic information of each of the grid images in the grid map; clustering the traffic information of each of the grid images in the grid map to obtain the traffic information of the grid map; and loading the traffic information of the grid map into the grid map to generate the high precision map. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343218

Pellet grill

An automated self-contained pellet grill includes a base housing that defines a heat distribution chamber with a cooking grid supported in an opening at the top of the base for supporting food to be cooked. A pellet burning mechanism, located within the housing, includes a pellet feeder driven by an electrical motor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343210

Methods and systems for burning liquid fuels

Methods and systems for clean-up of hazardous spills are provided. In some aspects, there is provided a system for burning an water-oil emulsion that includes an enclosure configured to hold a water-oil emulsion; one or more conductive rods disposed throughout the enclosure, each rod of the one or more roads having a heater portion to be submerged in the water-oil emulsion and a collector portion to project above the water-oil emulsion, wherein the collector portion is longer than the heater portion; and a delivery system for supplying an water-oil emulsion to the enclosure, the delivery system is configured to maintain a constant level of the water-oil emulsion in the enclosure as the water-oil emulsion is burned. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343130

Driving mechanism for a control valve and a control valve

The driving mechanism has a tubular housing coupled to a control valve and housing an activating cylinder and an activated cylinder, cooperating with each other and respectively coupled to a rod of a wheel and a sealing device. The driving mechanism presents: an inoperative condition, in which the activated cylinder is maintained in a closing position of the control valve; a first operative condition, obtained by the rotation of the activating cylinder in a first sense and in which the activated cylinder is maintained in a first opening position, until the activating cylinder is rotated in an opposite sense, returning the activated cylinder to its closing position; and a second operative condition, obtained by rotation of the activating cylinder in a second sense and in which the activated cylinder reaches a second opening position, from which it is automatically displaced back to its closing position, in a timed manner.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343108

Sealing components and methods of manufacture

A method of manufacturing a sealing component includes defining a configuration for the sealing component, wherein the configuration comprises a cross-section comprising a first wall and a second wall joined by a turning wall to form a generally u-shape, the first wall and the second wall comprising a variable cross-sectional thickness, wherein the cross-section is taken along a plane extending along an axial axis of the sealing component and the cross-section extends in a circumferential direction. The method also includes depositing a powder into a chamber, applying an energy source to the deposited powder, and consolidating the powder into a layer according to the defined configuration.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342955

Ignition control apparatus

An ignition control apparatus of the present embodiment controls operation of an ignition plug provided so as to ignite an air-fuel mixed gas. The ignition control apparatus is characterized in that the ignition control apparatus includes: an ignition coil provided with a primary winding which allows a current to pass as a primary current therethrough and a second winding connected to the ignition coil, an increase and a decrease in the primary current generating a secondary current passing through the secondary winding; a dc power supply provided with a non-ground side output terminal, the non-ground side output terminal being connected to one end of the primary winding so that the primary current is made to pass through the primary winding; a first switching element configured of a semiconductor switching element provided with a first control terminal, a first power side terminal, and a first ground side terminal, the semiconductor switching element controlling on and off states of current supply between the first power side terminal and the first ground side terminal based on a first control signal inputted to the first control terminal, the first power side terminal being connected to the other end side of the primary winding, the first ground side terminal being connected to a ground side; a second switching element configured of a semiconductor switching element provided with a second control terminal, a second power side terminal, and a second ground side terminal, the semiconductor switching element controlling on and off states of current supply between the second power side terminal and the second ground side terminal based on a second control signal inputted to the second control terminal, the second ground side terminal being connected to the other end side of the primary winding; a third switching element configured of a semiconductor switching element provided with a third control terminal, a third power side terminal, and a third ground side terminal, the semiconductor switching element controlling on and off states of current supply between the third power side terminal and the third ground side terminal based on a third control signal inputted to the third control terminal, the third power side terminal being connected to the second power side terminal of the second switching element, the third ground side terminal being connected to the ground side; and an energy accumulation coil configured of an inductor, the inductor being interposed in a power line connecting the non-ground side output terminal of the dc power supply and the third power side terminal of the third switching element, the energy accumulation coil accumulating energy therein in response to turning on of the third switching element.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342916

Apparatus for controlling gasoline-diesel complex combustion engine and method for controlling gasoline-diesel complex combustion engine

An apparatus for controlling a gasoline-diesel complex combustion engine includes an engine generating driving torque by burning gasoline fuel and diesel fuel, a driving information detector for detecting driving information of the engine, and a controller for controlling a diesel injector such that diesel fuel is injected as a single injection or a split injection based on a driving region and a knock intensity included within the driving information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342809

System and methodology for facilitating gravel packing operations

A technique facilitates formation of a gravel pack in a wellbore. Gravel slurry is delivered downhole to a desired gravel packing zone located along an annulus surrounding a gravel packing completion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342685

Hydraulic drive system of construction machine

A pump that supplies hydraulic oil to a boom cylinder and a turning hydraulic motor; a regenerative hydraulic motor is coupled to the pump and to which the hydraulic oil discharged from the boom cylinder at a time of boom lowering and/or the hydraulic oil discharged from the turning hydraulic motor at a time of turning deceleration is/are led; an engine drives the pump; an alternator mounted to the engine and operable to rotate an output shaft of the engine when electric power is supplied to the alternator; an electrical storage device connected to the alternator; a power converter interposed between the alternator and the electrical storage device; and a controller that switches the power converter to either a servo-on state or a servo-off state and that controls the power converter either in a charging mode or in a discharging mode when switching the power converter to the servo-on state.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342677

Waterproof sheet and method for waterproofing construction

A waterproof sheet which comprises a base layer constituted of a silicone rubber and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer superposed thereon and which is for use in preventing the infiltration of rainwater, etc., characterized in that the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is constituted of a cured object of an addition reaction type curable silicone composition in which the theoretical amount of crosslinks is 0.005-0.01 mol/g and the ratio of the amount of sih groups to the amount of alkenyl groups, sih/alkenyl, is 0.5-1.1 by mole and which, when cured, has a hardness as measured with a csr-2 type hardness meter of 3-20. This waterproof sheet can be used over a long period without decreasing in physical property, and has waterproofing properties over a long period. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342558

Deposition method of metallic carbon film

A deposition method of a metallic carbon film as use as a hard mask during a semiconductor process is provided. In detail, in order to overcome an issue in terms of patterning due to low etch selectivity when a conventional amorphous carbon layer is used as a hard mask and an issue in that the hard mask is not easily removed after etching is performed, a metallic carbon film is formed via a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (pecvd) method using a precursor containing metal and carbon to remarkably enhance etch selectivity, a grain size is reduced to amorphize the thin film so as to easily remove the hard mask after etching is performed, and relative contents of metal and carbon contained in the metallic carbon film are adjusted to remarkably lower overall internal stress of the metallic carbon film.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342542

High-precision shadow-mask-deposition system and method therefor

A direct-deposition system capable of forming a high-resolution pattern of material on a substrate is disclosed. Vaporized atoms from an evaporation source pass through an aperture pattern of a shadow mask to deposit on the substrate in the desired pattern. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342383

Lithium disilicate glass-ceramic compositions and methods thereof

A bioactive glass-ceramic composition as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of making and using the disclosed compositions.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342382

Bioactive aluminoborate glasses

An aluminoborate glass composition, including b2o3, al2o3, p2o5, na2o, and cao, as defined herein. Also disclosed are bioactive compositions including the disclosed aluminoborate glass composition, a suitable fluid, and at least one live cell. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342363

Devices and methods for generation and culture of 3d cell aggregates

The present disclosure relates to apparatuses, systems and methods for culturing cells. In particular, devices and methods are provided for generation and culture of 3d cell aggregates.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342295

Use of magnesium compound for improving water resistance of cured silicone rubber

The present invention relates to a curable silicone rubber composition for various types of water supply components used in contact with water. The present invention also relates to a cured product of this composition, a water resistant cured silicone rubber, and use thereof. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342235

Thermoplastic elastomer composition for battery pack protective member

Provided is a thermoplastic elastomer composition which exhibits excellent flexibility in a wide temperature range from ordinary temperature to low temperature, which has a flame retardancy of v-0 according to the ul94 vertical burning test, without including any halogen-based flame retardant, which is excellent in thermal conductivity, electrical insulation and electrolytic solution resistance, and which can be suitably used in a soft battery pack protection member. The present invention provides a thermoplastic elastomer composition for a battery pack protection member, including 100 parts by mass of a resin composition including (a) 20 to 80% by mass of a hydrogenated product of a copolymer of an aromatic vinyl compound and a conjugated diene compound, and (b) 80 to 20% by mass of a softening material for non-aromatic rubber, in which the total of the component (a) and the component (b) is 100% by mass; (c) 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of a modified resin; and (d) 250 to 400 parts by mass of magnesium hydroxide.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341974

Crack-resistant glass-ceramic articles and methods for making the same

Glass-ceramics exhibiting a vickers indentation crack initiation threshold of at least 15 kgf are disclosed. These glass-ceramics may be ion exchangeable or ion exchanged. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341973

Fracture and scratch resistant glass articles

Embodiments of glass compositions, glass articles and chemically strengthened glass articles are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the glass composition comprises li2o, greater than about 0.9 mol % b2o3, al2o3 in an amount greater than or equal to 10 mol %, and from about 60 mol % to about 80 mol % sio2. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341972

Methods of ferrule reshaping for correcting core-to-ferrule concentricity errors, and optical fiber cable assemblies related to such methods

Methods of reshaping ferrules (20) used in optical fiber cables assemblies (170) are disclosed. The reshaping methods reduce a core-to-ferrule concentricity error (e), which improves coupling efficiency and optical transmission. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341966

Heating apparatuses and methods for glass tubing manufacturing

Heating apparatuses and methods for glass tubing manufacturing are disclosed. A heating apparatus for glass tubing manufacturing includes a bowl configured to receive molten glass and a plurality of heating elements thermally coupled to the bowl. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341961

Waste liquid treatment device and waste liquid treatment method

A waste liquid treatment device (20) treats water to be treated that contains at least hydrogen peroxide, by decomposing the hydrogen peroxide. The waste liquid treatment device (20) is equipped with a housing (21), an introduction port (22) that is provided to the housing (21) and that introduces the water to be treated into the housing (21), a discharge port (23) that is provided to the housing (21) and that discharges treated water to be obtained by treating the water to be treated, and one or more channel-defining members (24) that are disposed within the housing (21) and that have a surface that a catalyst is disposed on, wherein the one or more channel-defining members (24) define, between the introduction port (22) and the discharge port (23), a channel (p) for the water to be treated, the channel (p) having a turning in at least one position.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341934

Selective patterning of titanium encapsulation layers

A method comprises forming an etch stop layer, a first titanium layer, a magnetic core, a second titanium layer, and patterning the first and second titanium layers. The etch stop layer is formed above a substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341892

Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus incorporating the sheet conveying device

A sheet conveying device, which is incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a first detector to detect an angle deviation of a recording medium to a sheet conveying direction, a second detector to detect a lateral shift of the recording medium to a width direction, a third detector to detect at least one of the angle deviation and the lateral shift after correction of the angle deviation detected by the first detector and the lateral shift detected by the second detector, and a rotary body to perform a primary movement by (1) rotating in the sheet conveying direction and returning to a reference position and by (2) moving in the width direction and returning to the reference position, and a secondary movement by performing at least one of (1) and (2) after the primary movement.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341883

Pedestrian-vehicle warning systems for loading docks

Example safety systems for use at a loading dock are disclosed. An example safety system includes a sensor installed at the loading dock. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341880

Control systems and methods for vacuum lift equipment

A control system and method for a vacuum attachment system has a programmable controller that interprets feedback from vacuum level sensors and battery sensors to responsively provide warnings and limit or alter machine functions to reduce risk exposure. Vacuum levels and vacuum level change over time are used to evaluate conditions such as vacuum generator function, excessive altitude, vacuum system condition and leakage due to incompatibility of attachment device and load. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341812

Anti-counterfeiting measures for glass articles

A glass container including a body having a delamination factor less than or equal to 10 and at least one marking is described. The body has an inner surface, an outer surface, and a wall thickness extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341703

Direct-drive double wing scooter

A direct-drive double wing scooter includes a frame, an actuation assembly, a drive assembly, and a transmission assembly. The actuation assembly includes left and right swing wings each pivoted close to a front end of the frame through a pivot. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341679

Vehicle steering device

A vehicle steering device includes: steering reaction force generation device having a steering wheel and a steering reaction force motor; steering reaction force motor resolver for detecting steering angle; turning device having a steering motor and capable of turning steered wheels, in a state being mechanically disconnected from the steering reaction force generation device; steering motor resolver for detecting turning angle; drive control section for performing drive control of the steering motor; and vehicle speed sensor for detecting the vehicle speed of vehicle. The drive control section performs drive control of the steering motor if vehicle speed exceeds vehicle speed threshold for the first time after ignition switch is turned on and if specific phase shift based on type and magnitude of phase shift occurs.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341640

Intelligent parking system

An intelligent parking system includes a first three-dimensional detecting module configured to obtain size information of a vehicle, a second three-dimensional detecting module configured to obtain space information of the parking lot, a spatial calculation module configured to obtain parking space requirement information, a parking space displaying module configured to adjust and display a coordinate position and a size of the parking space, a path planning module configured to obtain navigation planning path information, a vehicle guiding module configured to guide the vehicle, and a space warning module configured to judge whether the vehicle enters the corresponding parking space.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341610

Fully automatic automobile fording rescue system

A rescue system includes an inflatable rescue cushion at the bottom of an automobile, which includes air cushion storage chambers in front, back, left, and right of the bottom of the automobile. A gas generator is correspondingly arranged in the air cushion storage chamber in each position, for inflating and opening air cushions in the corresponding air cushion storage chambers to form a front, back, left and right air cushion. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341584

Viewing control device for vehicle

An ecu controls an in/out motor so as to, interlockingly with turning of a vehicle, change a viewing range of a periphery of the vehicle with respect to a vehicle occupant. The ecu estimates an offset angle between a vehicle traveling direction and a traffic lane from a traveling state before establishment of a condition for starting changing the viewing range, and, on the basis of the estimated offset angle, corrects an amount of change of the viewing range by the in/out motor that changes the viewing range interlockingly with turning.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341579

Proximity warning device

A proximity warning device may enable a driver of a vehicle to guard against colliding with other objects. By receiving input from sensors, a proximity warning device may detect objects near a vehicle. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341575

Method and device for automatically stopping a motor vehicle that is at least intermittently automatically guided on a route

A method and device, for a vehicle that at times is automatically guided by an autonomous guidance in which an intervention by the driver is not required, includes a continual checking of whether the automatic vehicle guidance is able to be maintained in the future or whether it must be terminated. In the event that the automatic vehicle guidance must be terminated, the vehicle is transitioned into a stopping procedure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341512

Method for the automatic execution of at least one driving function of a motor vehicle

A method for the automatic execution of at least one driving function of a motor vehicle, in which it is checked whether the driver uses an unapproved electronic device. In the event that the driver is using an unapproved electronic device, a warning is output to the driver.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341453

Method for producing printed products with integrated cover

The invention is directed to a method for producing printed products, in particular softcover books, with integrated cover, where method includes at least the steps: printing of paper web or individually supplied paper sheets, preferably by means of digital printing; single or multiple folding and cutting of paper web to form signatures or else single or multiple folding of paper sheets to form signatures; stacking of signatures to form signature stack with at least one top and one bottom signature; folding open top sheet of top signature or else bottom sheet of bottom signature and applying an adhesive layer in at least area of folded-open sheet, which is intended to include at least spine and/or an area of signature stack adjacent to spine; and turning over sheet folded open and provided with adhesive layer around spine of signature stack, so that cover for printed product is formed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341442

Printing apparatus with separable housings

A printing apparatus includes: a first component; a second component; a first housing configured to house the first component; a second housing configured to house the second component and movably supported on an installation surface on which the printing apparatus is installed; and a connector configured to connect the second housing openably and closably to the first housing in a horizontal direction and to allow a tilt of a turning axis of the second housing to the first housing and an upward and downward movement of the second housing to the first housing upon opening and closing of the second housing.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341100

Method of paint booth air feeding (variants) and air supply unit to realize the method (variants)

Presented are the method of paint booth air feeding to paint with liquid paints (variants) and an air supply unit to realize the method (variants). Said group of innovations consists of two innovations to the method and three innovations to the installation to realize the methods. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341020

Hybrid thermal oxidizer systems and methods

Hybrid thermal oxidizer systems and methods for combusting waste gas and heating utility oil using an efficient transfer of heat from fuel gas. The hybrid thermal oxidizer includes a combustion chamber, a gas preheater and a quench chamber positioned between the combustion chamber and the gas preheater. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341001

An air purifier filter system, an air purifier and a method for controlling an air purifier

An air purifier filter system comprises an air purifier filter unit and a machine readable identifier which provides information concerning the filter unit type and performance information specific to a target pollutant to be filtered by said air purifier filter unit from a plurality of different pollutants that can be filtered by that filter unit type. This information can be used to provide an end of life prediction for the filter unit or provide advice that the filter should be changed for other reasons. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340824

Autoinjector with audible indication of completed delivery

The present invention relates to a device for automatic injection of a product into an injection site, the device comprising: a container having a displaceable piston; a tubular housing having at least a flexible part which, in a rest state, defines a first opening; a piston rod; and, an intermediate part fixed to the piston rod which defines a diameter larger than the first opening. With sufficient distal displacement of the piston rod, the intermediate part causes the at least a flexible part to deflect outwardly with further distal displacement of the piston rod causing the intermediate part to wholly pass through the first opening with the at least a flexible part returning towards the at rest state, engagement of the at least a flexible part with a surrounding element under force of movement towards the at rest state generating a sound.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340802

Method for treating a biological fluid

A method for detoxifying a patient's blood by removing bilirubin from the patient's blood includes obtaining a batch of blood from the patient; controlling a ph of the blood so as to maintain the ph at approximately ph 7.4; controlling a temperature of the blood so as to maintain the temperature at approximately 37° c.; providing date pit-derived activated carbon; soaking the date pit-derived activated carbon within the blood for approximately 10-16 hours; and returning the detoxified blood to the patient.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340666

Bioactive glass microspheres

An aluminoborate composition, an alumino-borosilicate glass composition, or a mixture thereof, and solid or hollow microspheres thereof, as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of making and using the disclosed compositions, for example, forming microspheres for use in bioactive applications, and composition extracts for use in treating or healing wounds.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340518

Anti-counterfeiting measures for glass articles

A glass container including a body having a delamination factor less than or equal to 10 and at least one marking is described. The body has an inner surface, an outer surface, and a wall thickness extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340406

Pulsed-light emitting marker device

The invention relates to an active marker device (100) for being introduced into a human tissue and for tracking a region of interest of a human body. The active marker device comprises a light source (101) for emitting light such that the emitted light can be detected by an optical sensor. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340327

Surgical instrument and its bending control mechanism

A bending control mechanism includes a turning power input mechanism, a turning transmission mechanism, a locking mechanism and a linear power output mechanism. The turning power input mechanism and the turning transmission mechanism which are coaxially arranged have a relative rotating angle range in the circumferential direction; the turning power input mechanism sequentially rotates in an angle i, an angle range ii and an angle iii while rotating relative to the turning transmission mechanism from one end angle to the other end angle of a relative rotating angle range, wherein the angle i or the angle iii corresponds to turning; the angle range ii corresponds to a locking state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340262

Brain disease diagnosis assistance system, brain disease diagnosis assistance method, and program

A brain disease diagnosis assistance system acquires a plurality of learning data items, each including brain wave feature data including feature amounts of brain waves extracted from the brain waves and disease information attached to the brain wave feature data, the disease information indicating a state of a brain disease corresponding to the brain wave feature data and classifies the plurality of acquired learning data into a plurality of clusters. A classifier for classifying learning data into portions corresponding respectively to types of disease information is generated based on disease information attached to learning data in each classified cluster. ... Corning Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170340155

Key caddy

These and other objects of the invention made herein will become apparent in the design intent of this invention. Generally, when placing the key caddy on the most frequently used light switch of any household, and by turning on a light that you most often access, you will be reminded immediately of your keys that are hanging on it.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339778

Accelerator and particle beam irradiation system

. . Ion beams are efficiently extracted with an accelerator that includes a circular vacuum container including a pair of circular return yokes facing each other. Six magnetic poles are radially disposed from the injection electrode at the periphery thereof in the return yoke. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339765

Lighting system built-in intelligence

The present invention provides a method for minimizing a ripple current and turning the light emitting diode (led) off rapidly in order to maximize the efficiency of a light emitting diode array. To achieve this, a set of dual drain field effect transistor circuit is included with a light emitting diode array and a filter capacitor, wherein the led current and the filter capacitor current are interrupted through a common source i.e. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339615

Ap handover method in industrial mobile network based on double wireless network interface cards

The present invention provides an ap handover method based on double wireless network interface cards. A mobile terminal actively scans the signal strength of an ap, compares the scanned signal strength with the signal strength of a currently accessed ap, and if the signal strength is greater than the signal strength of the current ap, starts handover; otherwise, continuously scans till the handover succeeds. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339554

Method and device for reporting and acquiring terminal capacity

A method and device for reporting or acquiring a terminal capability is provided. In the method for reporting the terminal capability, a terminal reports, to a base station, indication information for indicating that the terminal has a dual connectivity support capability. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339398

Wide angle imaging directional backlights

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

11/23/17 / #20170339221

Compatibility framework for cloud and on-premise application integration

Systems and methods are described herein for receiving, by a server computer associated with a cloud-based application, a request via a network from a requesting device associated with an on-premise application, for at least one feature associated with an application service provided by the cloud-based application, the request including a requester identifier and a requested feature identifier, determining, by the server computer associated with the cloud-based application, a version identifier for the request based on the requester identifier, accessing, by the server computer associated with the cloud-based application, instructions for the cloud-based application which include instructions associated with a plurality of version identifiers, each version identifier associated with at least one feature identifier, parsing, by the server computer associated with the cloud-based application, the instructions for the cloud-based application to determine a subset of instructions associated with the version identifier of the request and the requested feature identifier, executing, by the server computer associated with the cloud-based application, the subset of instructions associated with the version identifier of the request and the requested feature identifier, and returning, by the server computer associated with the cloud-based application, a response to the requesting device via the network, indicating that at least one feature associated with the application service provided by the cloud-based application has been executed.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339144

Customer-centric workflow for initial on-boarding of an openflow enabled switch

Authenticating a networking appliance attempting to attach to a network includes receiving at least one value associated with an identity of the networking appliance; receiving a certificate signing request (csr) from the networking appliance, wherein the csr comprises credential data associated with the identity of the networking appliance; and generating an appliance certificate based on the credential data and a certificate authority (ca) certificate associated with the computer. The method also includes returning the appliance certificate to the networking appliance; receiving a request from the networking appliance to attach to the network; and authenticating the identity of the networking appliance based on both a) the at least one value associated with the identity of the networking appliance; and b) the appliance certificate.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339133

Public key infrastructure exchange using netconf for openflow enabled switches

Generating pki credentials for authenticating a networking appliance attempting to attach to a network includes: receiving a certificate signing request (csr) from the networking appliance, wherein the csr comprises credential data associated with an identity of the networking appliance; generating an appliance certificate based on the credential data and a certificate authority (ca) certificate associated with the computer; and returning the appliance certificate to the networking appliance.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339076

Smart messaging for computer-implemented devices

Various computer-implemented systems and methods are provided here for purposes of smart messaging. A machine learning application can obtain message context data from a user device, and process the message context data to determine a predicted conversation pattern of the conversation that is taking place between the particular users. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170339022

Anomaly detection and prediction in a packet broker

Techniques for performing anomaly detection and prediction in a packet broker of a visibility network are provided. According to one embodiment, the packet broker can apply one or more machine learning models to network traffic that is replicated from a core network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338821

Cmos output circuit

A cmos output circuit includes a first p-mosfet having a source connected to a power supply terminal, a drain connected to an output terminal, and a back gate connected to a first potential terminal; a first n-mosefet having a drain connected to the output terminal, a source connected to the ground terminal, and a back gate connected to a second potential terminal; a first potential switching portion arranged to switch whether to connect the first potential terminal to the power supply terminal or to the output terminal; a second potential switching portion arranged to switch whether to connect the second potential terminal to the ground terminal or to the output terminal; a first gate switching portion arranged to switch whether or not to short-circuit the gate of the first p-mosfet to the first potential terminal; a second gate switching portion arranged to switch whether or not to short-circuit the gate of the first n-mosfet to the second potential terminal; a first driver arranged to drive the gate of the first p-mosfet in accordance with a first input signal; a second driver arranged to drive the gate of the first n-mosfet in accordance with a second input signal; and a control portion arranged to control individual portions of the circuit when turning off both the first p-mosfet and the first n-mosfet, so as to connect the first potential terminal to one of the power supply terminal and the output terminal, which has a higher potential, to connect the second potential terminal to one of the ground terminal and the output terminal, which has a lower potential, to short-circuit the gate of the first p-mosfet to the first potential terminal, and to short-circuit the gate of the first n-mosfet to the second potential terminal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338748

Resonant converters including flying capacitors

Unique systems, methods, techniques and apparatuses of zero-voltage transition pulse width modulation resonant converters are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is a zero-voltage transition pwm resonant converter comprising a dc bus, a first switching device, a second switching device, a resonant tank circuit, an auxiliary circuit having a flying capacitor and a plurality of auxiliary switching devices, and a controller. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338737

Semiconductor integrated circuit

A semiconductor integrated circuit for controlling a power switch in accordance with a control signal, which is at one of a first level and a second level for respectively turning on and off the power switch. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a control circuit configured to receive the control signal to thereby output a reference voltage, a value of which gradually drops from a predetermined value when the received control signal remains at the first level for a predetermined time, a current sensing circuit configured to sense a current flowing through the power switch, and a drive circuit configured to receive the control signal and the reference voltage to thereby output a drive signal, the drive signal limiting the current flowing through the power switch in accordance with the reference voltage and a sense voltage corresponding to the current sensed by the current sensing circuit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338721

Enhanced efficiency motor and drive circuit

Improved apparatuses and methods of returning magnetic energy of a motor to the motor system. Improved battery systems and configurations are disclosed to enhance recovery of magnetic energy of a motor, to enhance motor efficiency. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338678

Vehicle electrical power system for jumpstarting

A vehicle electric power system for jumpstarting includes: an auxiliary battery; a first relay having a first end connected to the auxiliary battery; a power connecting terminal for jumpstarting being connected to an external power source when jumpstarting is initiated; a second relay having a first end connected to the power connecting terminal and a second end electrically connected to a second end of the first relay; and a reconnection switch having a first end connected both to the auxiliary battery and to the power connecting terminal and a second end connected to a control terminal used to turn on the first relay. The reconnection switch electrically connects the first and second ends thereof to each other in response to a reconnecting input signal, thereby applying external power to the control terminal, and turning on the first relay.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338661

System and method for reducing power consumption and improving performance based on shared regulator current supply voltage

The disclosure relates to a system including a set of subsystems sharing a voltage rail. The system includes a power controller configured to send messages, such as interrupts, to the subsystems concerning a change of state of a supply voltage on the voltage rail. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338562

Wireless antenna structure

Circuits and methods concerning radio frequency (rf) communication are disclosed. In some example embodiments, an apparatus includes a first antenna providing a signal path, having at least one loop, between a first pair of nodes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338544

Digital tacho graph apparatus having embedded radio frequency antenna

A digital tacho graph (dtg) apparatus for vehicles is disclosed. The dtg apparatus includes a metal terminal having one end connected to a printed circuit board (pcb) pattern unit connected to the wireless communication module, an rf antenna embedded inside the dtg apparatus and having one end connected to the other end of the metal terminal, and a front case unit, on which the other end of the rf antenna is formed by patterning, the front case unit serving as a front case of the dtg apparatus and enclosing the rf antenna inside the dtg apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338443

Organic light emitting diode

The present invention relates to an organic light emitting diode, and more specifically, to an organic light emitting diode capable of significantly increasing light extraction efficiency through optimization of a corrugated structure, which is formed by being transferred from an inner light extraction layer, thereby enabling excellent light-emitting efficiency. To this end, provided in the present invention is the organic light emitting diode comprising: a first substrate; the inner light emitting layer formed on the first substrate; a first electrode formed on the inner light emitting layer; an organic light emitting layer formed on the first electrode; and a second electrode formed on the organic light emitting layer, wherein corrugation is formed on the surface of the inner light emitting layer, wherein the corrugation is sequentially transferred onto the first electrode, the organic light emitting layer, and the second electrode, and wherein the surface of the second electrode comprises the corrugated structure, wherein the corrugated structure comprises a plurality of convex portions and a plurality of concave portions, which are formed between the convex portions that are adjacent, and wherein the depth/pitch ratio with respect to the pitch between the convex portions that are adjacent and the depth of the concave portions is 0.1 to 7.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338410

Methods for fabricating a memory device with an enlarged space between neighboring bottom electrodes

Embodiments of the present invention describe a method for fabricating a memory device comprising an enlarged space between neighboring bottom electrodes comprising depositing a poly-silicon layer on a substrate depositing a carbon layer above the poly-silicon layer, patterning a photo-resist layer on the carbon layer, depositing a first spacer layer on the photo-resist layer and performing a modified photolithography process on the photo resist layer after etching back the spacer layer creating sidewalls.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338405

Methods for additive formation of a stt mram stack

Disclosed herein are methods for additive formation of a stt-mram metal stack using a deposition process through a pre-patterned template that skims away metal ions that are less likely to enable anisotropic deposition on a substrate. The pre-patterned template is formed from a film stack using patterning techniques to form an opening in the film stack that exposes portions of an underlying substrate where a mtj will be formed for an mram cell. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338370

Semiconductor substrate, semiconductor device, and manufacturing methods thereof

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor substrate including forming a first layer on a substrate, patterning the first layer to form a plurality of patterns spaced apart from one another, forming a second layer on the patterns to cover each of the patterns, heat-treating the second layer to form cavities in the patterns between the second layer and the substrate, and growing the second layer covering the cavities.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338182

Glass articles with non-planar features and alkali-free glass elements

An electronic device assembly includes a backplane having a glass composition substantially free of alkali ions, an elastic modulus of about 40 gpa to about 100 gpa, and a final thickness from about 20 μm to about 100 μm. The primary surfaces of the backplane are characterized by a prior material removal to the final thickness from an initial thickness that is at least 20 μm greater than the final thickness. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338146

Method for patterning interconnects

Various patterning methods involved with manufacturing semiconductor devices are disclosed herein. A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure (for example, interconnects) includes forming a patterned photoresist layer over a dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338145

Semiconductor structure with integrated passive structures

A metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (mosfet) with integrated passive structures and methods of manufacturing the same is disclosed. The method includes forming a stacked structure in an active region and at least one shallow trench isolation (sti) structure adjacent to the stacked structure. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338116

Method for patterning a substrate using a layer with multiple materials

Techniques herein enable integrating stack materials and multiple color materials that require no corrosive gases for etching. Techniques enable a multi-line layer for self-aligned pattern shrinking in which all layers or colors or materials can be limited to silicon-containing materials and organic materials. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338115

Method for forming conductive lines

Various patterning methods involved with manufacturing semiconductor device structures are disclosed herein. A method for forming a semiconductor device structure (for example, a conductive line) includes forming a first hard mask layer and a second hard mask layer over a dielectric layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338103

Method for integrated circuit patterning

A method includes patterning a resist layer formed over a substrate, resulting in a resist pattern; and transferring the resist pattern to an anti-reflection coating (arc) layer formed under the resist layer and over the substrate, resulting in a patterned arc layer. The method further includes treating the patterned arc layer with an ion beam, resulting in a treated patterned arc layer, wherein the ion beam is generated with a first gas and is directed towards the patterned arc layer at a tilt angle at least 10 degrees. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338080

Apparatus and method for programmable spatially selective nanoscale surface functionalization

A spatially selective surface functionalization device configured to generate a pattern of micro plasmas and functionalize a substrate surface may include: a pattern management system, a patterning head, and a gas delivery system, wherein the gas delivery system provides a primed gas mixture for forming a plasma between the patterning head and a target substrate below the patterning head. A patterning head may generate a distribution of micro plasmas from individual directed beams of electrons with spatial separation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170338079

Apparatus and method for programmable spatially selective nanoscale surface functionalization

A spatially selective surface functionalization device configured to generate a pattern of micro plasmas and functionalize a substrate surface may include: a pattern management system, a patterning head, and a gas delivery system, wherein the gas delivery system provides a primed gas mixture for forming a plasma between the patterning head and a target substrate below the patterning head. A patterning head may generate a distribution of micro plasmas from individual directed beams of electrons with spatial separation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337924

Permutation invariant training for talker-independent multi-talker speech separation

The techniques described herein improve methods to equip a computing device to conduct automatic speech recognition (“asr”) in talker-independent multi-talker scenarios. In some examples, permutation invariant training of deep learning models can be used for talker-independent multi-talker scenarios. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337910

Automatic performance system, automatic performance method, and sign action learning method

An automatic performance system includes a sign detector configured to detect a sign action of a performer performing a musical piece, a performance analyzer configured to sequentially estimates a performance position in the musical piece by analyzing an acoustic signal representing performed sound in parallel with the performance, and a performance controller configured to control an automatic performance device to carry out an automatic performance of the musical piece so that the automatic performance is synchronized with the sign action detected by the sign detector and a progress of the performance position estimated by the performance analyzer.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337894

Semiconductor device, and display device and electronic device utilizing the same

A semiconductor device having a normal function means is provided, in which the amplitude of an output signal is prevented from being decreased even when a digital circuit using transistors having one conductivity is employed. By turning off a diode-connected transistor 101, the gate terminal of a first transistor 102 is brought into a floating state. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337882

Image display device and image display method

The energy of light irradiated by a backlight causes stress on tfts for controlling transmissivity for each pixel on a display panel so as to degrade tfts. The present invention addresses the problem concerning disturbance in transmissivity control based on image information and incapacity of displaying images with desired luminance. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337859

Display panel

Provided is a display panel, including: a display region having an anomaly shape; a plurality of first test transistors; a plurality of second test transistors; and test control signal supply wiring through which a control signal for turning on or off the first and second test transistors is to be supplied, in which first test transistors connected to gate lines crossing an anomaly part of the anomaly shape and second test transistors connected to data lines crossing the anomaly part are arranged in other patterns than a straight line, and in which the test control signal supply wiring includes first test control signal supply wiring, which is connected to control electrodes of the plurality of first test transistors, and second test control signal supply wiring, which is branched out from the first test control signal supply wiring and is connected to control electrodes of the plurality of second test transistors.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337838

Methods and apparatus for learning style preference assessment

Methods for assessing the learning style preference of one or more individuals and providing targeted educational content in response to the assessed learning style preference. In one aspect, various aspects of an individual's preferred learning style (e.g., preferred learning modality, preferred social interaction, preferred method of expression, etc.) are assessed and targeted content (such as e.g., learning style preference-specific educational content) are provided to an individual based on his/her determined preferred learning style. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337837

Prediction and alert system to identify higher risk students with grading system in an online learning forum

A system for use in preparing student grades based on participation in an online teaching forum includes an online forum usable by students where students interact within the forum by adding content to the forum, an analytics module that analyzes the added content and assigns the content a point value based on the content quality, and a grading module that calculates a grade for each student based on the point value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337835

Student-centric learning tool

An aspect of student-centric learning includes a processor and software modules executable by the processor. A first module is configured to receive, via a first template, time-sensitive data about elements of learning objectives with respect to students in a structured learning environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337833

Education support system

An education support system includes a mobile device that is attached to an object and is configured to detect an action of the object, and an analyzer that has information on an activity schedule including a learning schedule of the object. The analyzer is configured to calculate an activity amount for each activity schedule based on an action of the object detected by the mobile device and determine a state of the object based on the activity amount for each activity schedule.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337826

Flight management and control for unmanned aerial vehicles

A mechanism is described for facilitating flight management and control for unmanned aerial vehicles according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes facilitating one or more sensors to detect an exclusion zone, wherein the exclusion zone includes a no-fly zone surrounding an entity including at least one of a real property, a personal property, and an individual; receiving a signal from a broadcast beacon associated with the exclusion zone, wherein the signal includes a warning against entering the exclusion zone based a policy; and automatically preventing a computing device from entering the exclusion zone, wherein preventing includes automatically performing at least one of landing the computing device in a fly zone or pulling or turning the computing device away from the exclusion zone.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337817

Vehicle detection systems and methods of operation thereof

A parking management system and methods of operation are disclosed. In one variation, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving positional data concerning a listing location from a listing client device; establishing a radius boundary based on the positional data; filtering one or more databases using the radius boundary to determine an amount of parking spaces listed and the amount of parking spaces reserved within a preset time period; calculating a location-specific transaction rate using the amount of parking spaces listed, the amount of parking spaces reserved, and the preset time period; determining a recommended listing price based on the location-specific transaction rate; and transmitting the recommended listing price to the listing client device.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337810

Traffic condition estimation apparatus, vehicle control system, route guidance apparatus, traffic condition estimation method, and traffic condition estimation program

A traffic condition estimation apparatus includes: a collecting section configured to communicate with at least one vehicle and collect information concerning the position of the at least one vehicle and the destination set in the at least one vehicle; and an estimating section configured to estimate future traffic condition based on information collected by the collecting section.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337794

Method and arrangement for the output of warning messages

The present disclosure relates to messaging. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods or an arrangement for the output of warning messages to a mobile communication device of a user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337736

Threat warning system adapted to a virtual reality display system and method thereof

A threat warning system adapted to a virtual reality display device is provided, which includes a detecting module disposed with at least one sensor, for sensing distance and direction of at least one external object and producing at least one distance and direction information; a warning module for producing a warning signal to alert the user of a direction of an external object and a distance smaller than a warning distance between the external object and user; a control module electrically connected to the detecting module and the warning module; and the control module determining a distance of the external object based on the distance information. When a distance between the external object and the user has been determined smaller than the warning distance, the warning module sends a threat warning signal to the user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337713

Method and data processing unit for optimizing an image reconstruction algorithm

A method includes provisioning a set of training data sets, each of the training data sets respectively including an acquisition data set; generating a first medical image for each of the training data sets of at least one first subset of the set of training data sets using the image reconstruction algorithm based on a respective acquisition data set; determining an image processing result for each of the respective first medical images using an image processing algorithm based on the respective first medical image; determining image processing information for each of the respective first medical images relating to a quality of the respective image processing result based on the respective image processing result; and optimizing the image reconstruction algorithm based on a first machine learning algorithm, the at least one first subset of the set of training data sets and the image processing information for the respective first medical images.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337682

Method and system for image registration using an intelligent artificial agent

Methods and systems for image registration using an intelligent artificial agent are disclosed. In an intelligent artificial agent based registration method, a current state observation of an artificial agent is determined based on the medical images to be registered and current transformation parameters. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337556

Wallet management system

Provided are a system and method for managing digital wallets and thereby preventing unauthorized transactions. An exemplary method includes receiving a plurality of data feeds including a data feed from at least one wallet provider and a data feed from at least one fraud system, and receiving a security notification for a payment card, identifying a digital wallet which the payment card is associated with based on the received data feeds, identifying one or more other payment cards associated with the identified digital wallet based on the received data feeds, and generating a warning for the one or more other identified payment cards, and storing the warning for use during an authorization request of the one or more other identified payment cards.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337531

System and methods for supporting in-flight purchase with delivery at destination airport

A method includes receiving a request for a payment account purchase transaction from a customer. The request indicates at least one item to be purchased. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337512

Machine learning for determination of shipping rules and shipping methods for order fulfillment

Systems, methods, and devices for determining shipping rules and shipping methods for an order are disclosed herein. A computer implemented method includes receiving an electronic record of an order placed with a merchant. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337505

Media spend management using real-time predictive modeling of media spend effects on inventory pricing

A method, system, and computer program product for media spend management. An internet media planning and purchasing application executes on a management interface device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337488

Machine learning system for assessing heart valves and surrounding cardiovascular tracts

A machine learning system for evaluating at least one characteristic of a heart valve, an inflow tract, an outflow tract or a combination thereof may include a training mode and a production mode. The training mode may be configured to train a computer and construct a transformation function to predict an unknown anatomical characteristic and/or an unknown physiological characteristic of a heart valve, inflow tract and/or outflow tract, using a known anatomical characteristic and/or a known physiological characteristic the heart valve, inflow tract and/or outflow tract. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337487

Learning with transformed data

This disclosure relates to learning with transformed data such as determining multiple training samples from multiple data samples. Each of the multiple data samples comprises one or more feature values and a label that classifies that data sample. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337486

Feature-set augmentation using knowledge engine

A method includes receiving an original feature-set for training a machine learning system, the feature-set including multiple records each having a set of original features with original feature values and a result, querying a knowledge base based on the set of original features, receiving a set of knowledge features with knowledge feature values responsive to the querying of the knowledge base, generating a first augmented feature-set that includes the multiple records of the original feature set and the knowledge features for the multiple records, and training the machine learning system based on the first augmented feature-set.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337478

Self-learning technique for training a pda component and a simulated user component

A computer-implemented technique is described herein for training a personal digital assistant (pda) component and a simulated user (su) component via a self-learning strategy. The technique involves conducting interactions between the pda component and the su component over the course of plural dialogs, and with respect to plural tasks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337466

Deep learning neural network classifier using non-volatile memory array

An artificial neural network device that utilizes one or more non-volatile memory arrays as the synapses. The synapses are configured to receive inputs and to generate therefrom outputs. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337464

Progressive neural networks

Methods and systems for performing a sequence of machine learning tasks. One system includes a sequence of deep neural networks (dnns), including: a first dnn corresponding to a first machine learning task, wherein the first dnn comprises a first plurality of indexed layers, and each layer in the first plurality of indexed layers is configured to receive a respective layer input and process the layer input to generate a respective layer output; and one or more subsequent dnns corresponding to one or more respective machine learning tasks, wherein each subsequent dnn comprises a respective plurality of indexed layers, and each layer in a respective plurality of indexed layers with index greater than one receives input from a preceding layer of the respective subsequent dnn, and one or more preceding layers of respective preceding dnns, wherein a preceding layer is a layer whose index is one less than the current index.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337460

Radio frequency identification device

An rfid device includes: at least one solar cell including a substrate, a first conductive layer, an electron supplying layer, an electron receiving layer and a second conductive layer sequentially stacked thereon; and a rfid tag coupled to the solar cell through a telecommunication connection structure, and including a first antenna, a second antenna and a rfid chip, and the rfid chip includes a first rfid module, a second rfid module and a radio frequency determination module. The first antenna and the first rfid module are capable of passively receiving a driving signal of an external device and returning tag data, and the radio frequency determination module is capable of automatically determining the external driving signal, and the second rfid module and the second antenna actively transmit the tag data to the external device according to the electric power supplied by the solar cell.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337434

Warning method of obstacles and device of obstacles

An obstacle warning method includes the steps of: acquiring scenario images at a current sampling time and a previous sampling time, and a map about first relative distances between respective viewing points in a viewing field and a vehicle; acquiring a profile and marking information of an obstacle and a map about a second relative distance between the obstacle and the vehicle in accordance with the map about the first relative distances; calculating a map about a third relative distance between the obstacle and the vehicle at a previous sampling time in accordance with the map about the first relative distances at the previous sampling time, the profile and the marking information of the obstacle at the current sampling time and a motion vector of the obstacle from the current sampling time to the previous sampling time.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337415

Learning pixel visual context from object characteristics to generate rich semantic images

Both object-oriented analysis and the faster pixel-oriented analysis are used to recognize patterns in an image of stained tissue. Object-oriented image analysis is used to segment a small portion of the image into object classes. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337392

Enhanced data security platform

A method for providing data security comprises operatively connecting one or more sensing elements with a user, sensing one or more characteristics of the user via the one or more sensing elements, wherein each of the one or more sensing elements comprises at least one unique semiconductor identifier, transmitting the at least one unique semiconductor identifier and data concerning the one or more sensed characteristics from the one or more sensing elements to a data analytics engine, attaching at least one unique biological identifier associated with the user to the transmission of the at least one unique semiconductor identifier and the data concerning the one or more sensed characteristics, verifying by the data analytics engine that the at least one unique semiconductor identifier of the one or more sensing elements and the at least one biological identifier are valid, analyzing by the data analytics engine the data concerning the one or more sensed characteristics, generating a response based on the analysis, and transmitting the response from the data analytics engine to an integration device associated with the user.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337387

Method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for data exchange

Presented are a method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for data exchange. The method includes specifying, by a user equipment (ue), a first data, and creating, by the ue, a rule set, the rule set governing access to the first data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337354

Method of governing content presentation and the altering of multi-page electronic documents

A method of governing presentation of electronic documents includes providing a document file. The document file includes a program file and an associated text file. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337240

Software function verification system and software function verification method

A software function verification system and a software function verification method are provided. The system includes a first database, a document acquisition device, and a function verification device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337200

Methods and systems for ranking search results via implicit query driven active learning

Certain embodiments involve ranking search results from an information retrieval system using user query data to provide relevant search results to users of the information retrieval system. For example, a system determines a weight factor associated with a first user that provides a query to the information retrieval system based on a type or role of the first user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337180

Recognition method and system of natural language for machine thinking

A recognition method of natural language for machine thinking, consisting of the following procedures: (1) establishing a database matching with predicate calculus-like form word meanings. (2) inputting natural language information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337101

Correcting operational state and incorporating additional debugging support into an online system without disruption

Techniques are provided for correcting the operational state of a multi-process system without disrupting any running processes. A library providing error correction and logging functionality is statically linked to modules in the system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170337033

Music selection based on exercise detection

Techniques for music selection based on exercise detection are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of operating a wearable device may involve determining, based on output of one or more biometric sensors, that a user of the wearable device has started an exercise and playing music for the user of the wearable device in response to determining the start of the exercise. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336972

Replacing data structures for process control

A method of replacing information governing transactions between computer systems may include storing a first data structure comprising first information that governs an active process of transactions between the computer systems, and cloning the first data structure to generate a second data structure. The method may also include receiving changes to the second information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336919

Pressure sensing touch systems and methods

Pressure-sensing touch systems and methods are disclosed for sensing the occurrence of a touch event based on pressure applied at a touch location. The touch system includes a light-source system and a detector system operably adjacent respective input and output edges of a waveguide. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336784

Intelligent management system for balance of plant

Systems and methods for providing intelligent management of balance of plant are provided. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a system for determining a malfunction of a feedwater pump includes one or more processors and a database communicatively coupled to the one or more processors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336764

Machine learning and robust automatic control of complex systems with stochastic factors

Given a set of input data and one or more performance metrics, this method searches directly for a region of specified size, said size representing a selected amount of random variation of the data that provides a preferred, but not necessarily optimal, value of the performance metric across the region. Repeated executions of this method over time yield a good, but not necessarily provably optimal, path through unstable conditions, as for a vessel or aircraft seeking a relatively quick path through changing turbulence. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336720

Extreme ultraviolet lithography system that utilizes pattern stitching

An extreme ultraviolet lithography system (10) that creates a pattern (230) having a plurality of densely packed parallel lines (232) on a workpiece (22) includes a patterning element (16); an euv illumination system (12) that directs an extreme ultraviolet beam (13a) at the patterning element (16); a projection optical assembly (18) that directs the extreme ultraviolet beam diffracted off of the patterning element (16) at the workpiece (22); and a pattern blind assembly (26) positioned in a beam path (55) of the extreme ultraviolet beam (13a). The pattern blind assembly (26) shapes the extreme ultraviolet beam (13a) so that an exposure field (28) on the workpiece (22) has a polygonal shape.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336716

Euv lithography system for dense line patterning

Extreme ultra-violet (euv) lithography ruling engine specifically configured to print one-dimensional lines on a target workpiece includes source of euv radiation; a pattern-source defining 1d pattern: an illumination unit (iu) configured to irradiate the pattern-source; and projection optics (po) configured to optically image, with a reduction factor n>1, the 1d pattern on image surface that is optically-conjugate to the 1d pattern. Irradiation of the pattern-source can be on-axis or off-axis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336715

Euv lithography system for dense line patterning

Extreme ultra-violet (euv) lithography ruling engine specifically configured to print one-dimensional lines on a target workpiece includes source of euv radiation; a pattern-source defining 1d pattern; an illumination unit (iu) configured to irradiate the pattern-source; and projection optics (po) configured to optically image, with a reduction factor n>1, the 1d pattern on image surface that is optically-conjugate to the 1d pattern. Irradiation of the pattern-source can be on-axis or off-axis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336712

Method and apparatus for using patterning device topography induced phase

A method including obtaining calculated wavefront phase information caused by a three-dimensional topography of a pattern of a lithographic patterning device, and computing, using a computer processor, an imaging effect of the three-dimensional topography of the patterning device pattern based on the calculated wavefront information.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336707

Categorized stitching guidance for triple-patterning technology

A method for making a multitude of masks for manufacturing an integrated circuit includes receiving the integrated circuit design printable using a multiple-patterning process. The design includes shapes and at least one layout conflict preventing decomposition of the design into the multitude of masks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336661

Wide angle imaging directional backlights

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

11/23/17 / #20170336624

Electrooptical device, electronic device, and method for manufacturing electrooptical device

An electrooptical device includes a first metal layer disposed spaced apart from a first surface of a substrate and including a mirror, which modulates light, and a mirror support post, which has a tubular shape and protrudes from the mirror toward the substrate. The first metal layer is formed by forming a metal layer on a surface of a sacrificial layer having an opening, patterning the metal layer, and removing the sacrificial layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336577

Attachment apparatus for field installable cable termination systems and method

A fitting for signal connector coupling has a bayonet attachment mechanism including a groove in a fitting wall including guiding groove and retaining groove portions, the retaining groove portion having a recess forming a positive lock to interact with a protruding member of a locking cap or collar, which may be turned onto the fitting until the protruding member resiliently snaps or springs into the recessed portion resisting loosening and providing haptic feedback indicating accomplishing secure attaching. A method of attaching a fitting to another device, includes placing and turning the another device on a cylindrical wall of the fitting while interaction between a groove in the fitting wall and a protuberance on the another device guides the another device rotationally about the fitting wall, and continuing turning moves the protuberance into a positive lock location in a retaining portion of the groove and also provides haptic feedback indicating attachment.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336559

Optical fiber for both multimode and single-mode operation and transmission system therefor

Disclosed is an optical fiber which includes a core including silica with a core diameter and having at least two dopants, a maximum relative refractive index delta of at least 0.7% and an alpha value in the range of 1.9-2.2. The core has a refractive index profile configured to transmit light in a multimode propagation at a first wavelength λ1 in the range of 800-1100 nm and to propagate light in a lp01 mode at a second wavelength λ2. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336556

A light diffusing component and a method of manufacturing a light diffusing component

A light diffusing component is disclosed. The light diffusing component comprises a substrate, such as glass, having a frontside, a backside spaced apart from the frontside, and an edge configured to receive a light source. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336538

Durable and scratch-resistant anti-reflective articles

Embodiments of durable, anti-reflective articles are described. In one or more embodiments, the article includes a substrate and an optical coating disposed on the major surface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336484

Radio frequency receive coil for use in magnetic resonance imaging systems with disconnection warning

The present invention provides a radio frequency (rf) receive coil device (110) for use in a magnetic resonance (mr) imaging system (100), comprising a rf receive coil (114), a plug (112) for connecting the rf receive coil (114) to the mr imaging system (100), sensing means (118) for sensing the presence of a magnetic field of the mr imaging system (100), detecting means (119) for detecting if the plug (112) is connected to the mr imaging system (100), and a warning means (120, 122) for generating a warning when the sensing means (118) sense the presence of a magnetic field of the mr imaging system (100) and the detecting means (119) detect that the plug (112) is not connected to the mr imaging system (100).. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336475

Monitoring device and monitoring method

A monitoring device is provided for monitoring a semiconductor-based switching element having a control input, a power input, and a power output. The monitoring device includes a charge carrier source for charging the control input of the switching element with electric charge carriers, and a measuring device for detecting a charge carrier drain from the control input of the switching element. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336332

Apparatus and methods of inspecting ceramic honeycomb bodies

An inspection apparatus and method to automatically inspect ceramic honeycomb bodies during the manufacturing thereof. The apparatus includes a light source to shine light through channels of the ceramic honeycomb body, a lens to receive at least a portion of the light transmitted through channels of the ceramic honeycomb body, a camera to capture images of the transmitted light, a support chuck to support the honeycomb body, and a controller to receive the captured images, to analyze each captured image, to adjust the support chuck and/or the lens based on the analysis, and to align the ceramic honeycomb body channels and the lens optical axis.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336331

Multi-surface specular reflection inspector

An optical inspector includes a time varying beam reflector, a radiating source that irradiates the time varying beam reflector, a telecentric scan lens configured to direct the radiation reflected by the time varying beam reflector onto a first surface of a transparent sample, a first detector that receives at least a portion of top surface specular reflection, a second detector that receives at least a portion of the bottom surface specular reflection. A turning mirror may also be included. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336310

Analyzing drilling fluid rheology at a drilling site

The present disclosure describes methods and systems for analyzing drilling fluid rheology at a drilling site. One method includes obtaining, from a wellbore drilling system implementing a wellbore drilling operation at a wellbore drilling site, a sample of a drilling fluid being used in the wellbore drilling operation at the wellbore drilling site; flowing the sample through an elongated tubular member at a plurality of different flow rates, the elongated tubular member installed at the wellbore drilling site; measuring, at the wellbore drilling site and at each flow rate, a stress-strain response of the sample in response to each flow rate; generating a plurality of stress-strain responses for the sample at the corresponding plurality of different flow rates, the plurality of stress-strain responses including each stress-strain response of the sample measured at each flow rate; and returning the sample to the wellbore drilling operation.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336272

Magnetic nanocomposite sensor

A magnetic nanocomposite device is described herein for a wide range of sensing applications. The device utilizes the permanent magnetic behavior of the nanowires to allow operation without the application of an additional magnetic field to magnetize the nanowires, which simplifies miniaturization and integration into microsystems. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336247

Method for the discovery, validation and clinical application of multiplex biomarker algorithms based on optical, physical and/or electromagnetic patterns

A method for diagnosing or predicting the risk of shock, the method incorporating an algorithmic combination of optical, electromagnetic, and other sensors, along with their anatomic and temporal patterns. A method for developing the algorithms through iterative optimization using machine learning.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336240

Universal device for monitoring and reporting fluid consumption and method using same

A liquid intake tracking device for removable insertion into a beverage container in order to track an amount of liquid consumed, the rate of liquid consumption over time, and to provide alerts to the user. The device connects wirelessly to an application executing on an external electronic device which provides user with liquid consumption data and reports concerning the user's interaction with the beverage container. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335812

Auto drain system for vacuum side fuel water separators

Fuel filtration systems having an automatic drain assembly for water that accumulates in the filter housing are described. The filtration system includes a filter media that is configured to remove particulate matter and dispersed water contained within the fuel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335793

Complex-shaped forged piston oil galleries

A steel piston with an oil gallery, and process for forming a steel piston oil gallery channel, which corresponds to the complex shape of the combustion bowl in the piston crown. The oil gallery channel is first forged to the basic shape that corresponds to the shape of the walls of the combustion bowl. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335511

Cellulosic floorcoverings and applications thereof

In one aspect, cellulosic floor coverings having desirable flammability resistance are provided. Briefly, a floor covering described herein comprises cellulosic fibers or cellulose-based fibers and fluoropolymer adhered to surfaces of the cellulosic fibers or cellulose-based fibers in an amount sufficient for the floor covering to conform with or pass flammability testing with a methenamine-timed burning tablet according to consumer product safety commission (cpsc) standard ff 2-70.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335494

Flexible second gas barrier with improved fatigue strength and method for manufacturing the same

A flexible second gas barrier for a liquefied gas storage tank which includes a stiffener fabric weaved with two or more kinds of fiber yarn selected from a group consisting of a glass fiber, a carbon fiber, an aramid fiber, and a synthetic fiber. The stiffener fabric is weaved so that a hybrid fiber yarn is made by 2-ply yarning two or more kinds of a single yarn or a twisted yarn of fiber yarn selected from a group consisting of a glass fiber, a carbon fiber, an aramid fiber, or a synthetic fiber, is included in the weft and/or warf so that repeated fatigue resistance, even under cryogenic conditions, is achieved, which ultimately has the effect of solving the problems associated with repeated load increase imposed on the second gas barrier as the thickness of lngc foam increases.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335466

Sacrificial cover layers for laser drilling substrates and methods thereof

A method for forming a plurality of precision holes in a substrate by drilling, including affixing a sacrificial cover layer to a surface of the substrate, positioning a laser beam in a predetermined location relative to the substrate and corresponding to a desired location of one of the plurality of precision holes, forming a through hole in the sacrificial cover layer by repeatedly pulsing a laser beam at the predetermined location, and pulsing the laser beam into the through hole formed in the sacrificial cover layer. A work piece having precision holes including a substrate having the precision holes formed therein, wherein a longitudinal axis of each precision hole extends in a thickness direction of the substrate, and a sacrificial cover layer detachably affixed to a surface of the substrate, such that the sacrificial cover layer reduces irregularities of the precision holes.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335396

Systems and methods of diagnosing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on transbronchial biopsies using machine learning and high dimensional transcriptional data

The present invention provides systems, methods, and classifiers for differentiating between samples as usual interstitial pneumonia (uip) or non-uip.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335321

Malat-1, a non-coding rna, is a target for the regulation of learning and memory

Provided herein are methods for improving memory or cognitive function in a subject by administering a composition to the brain of the subject, where the composition comprises: i) a compound that increases expression of malat-1 long non-coding rna, ii) a malat-1 long-coding rna nucleic acid sequence, or iii) at least one malat-1 derived pirna nucleic acid sequence. Also provided herein are methods of screening candidate compounds for their ability to modulate the expression of malat-1 long non-coding rna in brain cells. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334805

Butadiene production system and butadiene production method

A butadiene production system and a butadiene production method are provided in which the yield is high and environmental load can be reduced. The butadiene production system (1) includes: a gas preparation device (10) that heats raw materials to prepare a mixed gas including hydrogen and carbon monoxide; an ethanol production device (12) that is provided downstream of the gas preparation device (10) and brings the mixed gas into contact with a first catalyst to obtain ethanol; a butadiene production device (16) that is provided downstream of the ethanol production device (12) and brings the ethanol into contact with a second catalyst to obtain butadiene; and return means (18) for returning hydrogen, ethylene, and the like, which are produced as by-products in the butadiene production device (16), to the gas preparation device (10). ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334767

High strength glass-ceramics having lithium disilicate and beta-spodumene structures

Glass and glass ceramic compositions having a combination of lithium disilicate and -spodumene crystalline phases along with methods of making the glass and glass ceramic compositions are described. The compositions are compatible with conventional rolling and float processes and have high mechanical strength and fracture resistance. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334762

Mechanically forming crack initiation defects in thin glass substrates using an abrasive surface

A method for forming an initiation defect in a glass substrate to facilitate separating the glass substrate into a plurality of substrates is provided. The method includes providing the glass substrate and contacting a broad surface of the glass substrate with an abrasive surface thereby forming a field of initiation defects in the broad surface of the glass substrate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334672

Sheet processing apparatus

A sheet processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a first tray that holds a sheet transported to the sheet processing apparatus in a sheet transport direction. A second tray is provided below the first tray and holds the sheet moved from the first tray. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334661

Operation of an active control roller top conveying assembly

A modular conveying assembly includes active roller control for reducing backline pressure without product to product contact when accumulating products. Methods are discussed for manipulating objects by a bump-through indexing operation, a slug-control indexing operation, a catch-and-release indexing operation, box or case turning operations, and zero-pressure accumulation operations.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334604

Delamination resistant glass containers with heat-tolerant coatings

Disclosed herein are delamination resistant glass pharmaceutical containers which may include an aluminosilicate glass having a class hga 1 hydrolytic resistance when tested according to iso 720-1985 testing standard. The glass containers may also have a compressive stress layer with a depth of layer of greater than 25 μm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334559

Unmanned aerial vehicle area surveying

Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for an unmanned aerial vehicle aerial survey. One of the methods includes receiving information specifying a location to be inspected by an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), the inspection including the uav capturing images of the location. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334496

Variable-attitude system for stabiliser wheels for bicycles and mini motorbikes

A variable-attitude system is applicable to the wheels for children's bicycles and mini motorbikes, essential in the early learning phase, and facilitates and speeds up correct use. The mechanism described allows progressively reducing the balance support provided by the i, supplementary wheels (3) by adjusting the pressure of a spring (8). ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334480

Electric power steering device

In an electric power steering device which controls an assist motor such that a turning angle of turning wheels approaches a target turning angle set corresponding to steering torque based on an operation of a steering wheel by a driver, pure steering torque is calculated by correcting detection steering torque detected by a torque sensor based on a steering angle detected by a steering angle sensor, and a target turning angle is set based on this pure steering torque. Thereby, influence of moment of inertia and viscous friction of a constituent member on an upstream side of the torque sensor in a steering mechanism, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334459

Device, system, and method for visual language for autonomous vehicle

The autonomous vehicle visual language system displays a plan sentence to an operator of an autonomous vehicle. The plan sentence includes visual syntax, the visual syntax being images displayed in predetermined configurations to convey specific information associated with any maneuvers the autonomous vehicle plans to execute. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334440

Accident attenuation systems and methods

Example accident attenuation systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method determines a speed of a second vehicle approaching from behind a first vehicle and determines a distance between the first and second vehicles. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334419

Control method for vehicle with dct

The present disclosure provides a control method for a vehicle with a dct, the method including: a diagnosing step of disengaging a corresponding clutch and limiting engine torque to suppress an increase in engine rpm when a controller detects an error from a hall sensor signal, and then applying a test pulse for diagnosing the hall sensor; a reset attempting step of attempting to reset the clutch to an initial position when the controller determines that the hall sensor signal is normal after the diagnosing step; and a returning step of starting normal control of the clutch from the initial position to a target clutch stroke by means of the controller and of removing the limiting of the engine torque, when the clutch is reset to the initial position in the reset attempting step.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334349

System and method for activation of warning lights of a vehicle

There is provided a method for activating warning lights in a vehicle, the method comprising: determining a yaw rate of the vehicle; determining a sideslip angle of the vehicle; comparing the yaw rate to a predetermined yaw rate threshold value; comparing the sideslip angle to a predetermined sideslip angle threshold value; and f the yaw rate exceeds the predetermined yaw rate value; if the sideslip angle exceeds the predetermined sideslip angle value; and if it is determined that the vehicle reaches a standstill within a predetermined time after the yaw rate and sideslip values have been exceeded, activating warning lights of the vehicle. There is also provided a system configured to perform the above described method.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334348

Method and apparatus for operating a signal system, signal system, vehicle

A method for operating a signal system, in particular for a vehicle, a gaze direction of a user being monitored by way of at least one first sensor, a warning signal being outputted depending on the gaze direction detected. Provision is made that by way of at least one second sensor, an environment of the user is monitored for possible target objects, the detected gaze direction of the user being compared with the environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334100

Fluid application method for improved roll-to-roll pattern formation

Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed by which patterned layers can be formed in a roll-to-roll process using a variable and programmable means for applying liquids and solutions used in the patterning process.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334091

Systems and methods for drying skinned ceramic wares using recycled microwave radiation

Systems and methods for drying skinned ceramic wares (10) using recycled microwave radiation are disclosed. The method includes irradiating wet skinned ceramic wares (10w) in a first applicator section (124w) with microwave radiation (212), wherein said irradiating (212) gives rise to reflected microwave radiation (212r). ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334066

Machine learning methods and apparatus related to predicting motion(s) of object(s) in a robot's environment based on image(s) capturing the object(s) and based on parameter(s) for future robot movement in the environment

Some implementations of this specification are directed generally to deep machine learning methods and apparatus related to predicting motion(s) (if any) that will occur to object(s) in an environment of a robot in response to particular movement of the robot in the environment. Some implementations are directed to training a deep neural network model to predict at least one transformation (if any), of an image of a robot's environment, that will occur as a result of implementing at least a portion of a particular movement of the robot in the environment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334045

Torque warning structure of rotary hand tool

An torque warning structure is adapted for a rotary hand tool, and the rotary hand tool contains at least one rotatable pulling bar, one of the at least one rotatable pulling bar includes a fulcrum portion and at least one forcing portion. The torque warning structure contains at least one resilient element which is solely mounted or is jointly stacked on the at least one forcing portion, and each of the at least one resilient element has a pushing portion and a contacting portion between which a height difference is defined, the contacting portion contacts the at least one forcing portion, wherein the pushing portion drives the rotary hand tool to rotate, and when a pushing force of the pushing portion of said each resilient element is more than a deformation resistance of said each resilient element, said each resilient element deforms and makes warning sound.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334027

Die body apparatus and methods

A die body apparatus (101) includes a first discharge member (105) configured to be bonded with respect to a base member (103) such that aligned elongated openings (209) of the base member (103) and first discharge member (105) provide a plurality of elongated feed passages placing a plurality of feed holes (106) of the base member (103) in fluid communication with a first honeycomb network of discharge slots (415) of the first discharge member (105). In further examples, methods of assembling a die body apparatus (101) includes the step of bonding a selected discharge member (105) of at least one discharge member with respect to a base member (103). ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333970

Method and apparatus for producing a rolled curl on an open end of metal container

A method for forming a curl on an open end of a metal container, for adapting the metal bottle to be closed by a cap, comprising in sequence: inserting the open end of the metal container into a powered first curler roller housing, wherein the first curler roller housing houses a set of first curler rollers, to deform the open end by turning it outwardly so as to obtain a first stage curl; inserting the open end of the metal container having the first stage curl into a powered second curler roller housing, wherein the second curler roller housing houses a set of second curler rollers, to further deform the open end and first stage curl by turning them outwardly and/or curling them so as to obtain a second stage curl; inserting the open end of the metal container or bottle having the second stage curl into a powered third curler roller housing, wherein the third curler roller housing houses a set of third curler rollers, to further deform the open end and second stage curl by turning them outwardly, curling them and/or compressing the second stage curl radially and/or longitudinally downward towards a bottom of the metal container so as to obtain a third stage curl.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333938

Glass article processing apparatuses and methods

A coating carrier for use with a glass coating apparatus includes a coating base comprising a plurality of spindle connector receiving features. Each spindle connector receiving feature includes a cavity that is sized to movably receive a spindle connector of a glass body support assembly that is configured to support a glass container body.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333898

Self-flowing microfluidic analytical chip

A self-flowing microfluidic analytical chip may undergo spontaneous flow of a fluidic sample through microfluidic channels without an internal or external pump or corresponding pumping support hardware for fluid pumping. A self-flowing microfluidic analytical device includes sample preparation locations, sample analysis locations, and sample extraction locations connected by a network of microfluidic channels. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333897

Self-flowing microfluidic analytical chip

A self-flowing microfluidic analytical chip may undergo spontaneous flow of a fluidic sample through microfluidic channels without an internal or external pump or corresponding pumping support hardware for fluid pumping. A self-flowing microfluidic analytical device includes sample preparation locations, sample analysis locations, and sample extraction locations connected by a network of microfluidic channels. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333880

Catalyst for selectively catalytically oxidizing hydrogen sulfide, catalyst for burning tail-gas, and process for deeply catalytically oxidizing hydrogen sulfide to element sulfur

A catalyst for selectively oxidizing hydrogen sulfide to element sulfur, catalyst for burning tail-gas, and process for deeply catalytically oxidizing hydrogen sulfide to sulfur are disclosed. The catalyst for selectively oxidizing hydrogen sulfide to element sulfur is prepared by: 10-34% of iron trioxide and 60-84% of anatase titanium dioxide, and the balance being are auxiliary agents. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333819

Filter candle with mineral additive

The present invention relates to a filter candle element for the dedusting of industrial gases having improved properties concerning stability and environmental sustainability. This filter candle element comprises a filter body which is composed of inorganic fibers, and a mineral additive which is accumulated to the inorganic fibers. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333807

Systems and methods for concentrating waste water fluids

A method and apparatus for processing waste water generated during oilfield drilling operations with a mobile processing unit utilizing heat energy sourced from burning hydrocarbon fuel directly and/or capturing and using the exhaust heat energy generated by burning hydrocarbons in engines such as diesel engines in order to vaporize a dominant mass of the aqueous phase of the waste water while clarifying the heat source combustion gasses. The water vapor generated by the vaporization process may be discharged directly to the atmosphere or alternately condensed and captured for use as potable water. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333778

Graphical line-up tool for youth baseball

A graphical software tool is provided that allows a user to create a youth baseball team roster, schedule baseball games for a season, assign player positions for a game, formulate a batting order, rank individual player strength level by position, estimate a strength level of an entire line-up, and provide various game and player statistics. League-specific policies such as pitch count limits, pitcher rest requirements, and pitcher/catcher limitations can be included in a rules base that must be adhered to during line-up creation. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333638

Pharmaceutical injection device

The pharmaceutical injection device includes a pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion (3) provided within a main body case (2) and to which a pharmaceutical syringe (4) is removably mounted, a piston (5) provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe (4) mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion (3), a drive mechanism (6) for driving the piston (5), a controller (7) that is electrically connected to the drive mechanism (6), a display section (35) that is connected to the controller (7), and an encoder (26) that is connected to the controller (7) and detects the amount of the pharmaceutical remaining inside the pharmaceutical syringe (4). The controller (7) displays a warning on the display section (35) recommending removal of the pharmaceutical syringe (4) from the pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion (3) when the presence of a pharmaceutical is detected by the encoder (26).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170333270

Therapeutic mattress with low volume bladders

A patient support apparatus includes a mattress for supporting a patient, and low-volume turning bladders coupled to the mattress, and a low-volume, high pressure air supply for inflating the turning bladders.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170332927

Non-invasive method and system for characterizing cardiovascular systems

The present disclosure uses physiological data, ecg signals as an example, to evaluate cardiac structure and function in mammals. Two approaches are presented, e.g., a model-based analysis and a space-time analysis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170332544

Data driven indoor farming optimization

Data driven indoor farming optimization may provide autonomous decision making that maximizes crop yield. One or more specifications and one or more constraints on resources for a crop being monitored may be received at computing devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170332460

Illumination device

Illumination device maintains distance between eyes of user and object, and lights up desktop with appropriate illuminance. Illumination device includes light source for lighting up desktop, arm mechanism incorporates motor for moving position of light source, face camera detects position of eyes of user, desk cameras detects illuminance distribution on desk, image processing part calculates posture of user and distance between eyes of user and desk, based on face images obtained with face camera and desk images obtained with desk cameras, computation part calculates optimal light source position of light source wherein dispersion of illuminance distribution on desk is minimized, based on posture of user derived with image processing part and illuminance distribution obtained with desk camera, warning part that generates warning, in cases where distance is less than or equal to predetermined value, and control part operates arm mechanism such that light source moves to optimal light source position.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170332218

Early warning method and system, and computer storage medium

Disclosed are an early warning method and system, and a computer storage medium. According to the method, a link between a base station and a user terminal served by the base station is measured (101a). ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170332204

Systems and methods for mobile tracking, communications and alerting

A mobile device that can optionally communicate with a server, the mobile device including latitude/longitude determining capabilities, a display, a data communication system and a power source. The mobile device can be used to communicate, provide location information, track an individual, as well as allow alerting, such in a case of an emergency. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170332130

Image processing terminal for performing a different operation according to a force input and upgrade of software and method for upgrading the software

An image processing terminal for performing a different operation according to a force input and upgrade of software and a method of upgrading the software are disclosed. The image processing terminal comprises a processor, a memory connected to the processor and a communication unit configured to receive a control signal having information concerning a force input from a remote controller or receive control command information and updated control command information from a computer processing device or a storage device, according to a selection of a key by a user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170332021

Infrared illumination through background lighting source

Technologies are provided for ir illumination through background lighting sources. Some examples are directed to as ir light source such as ir leds being interspersed with visible light sources (e.g., leds) in a light guide of a display. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331974

Communication apparatus and method and non-transitory computer readable medium

A communication apparatus includes a data sender and a processing record sender. The data sender sequentially sends data to m destinations, where m is an integer of two or greater. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331918

Technique for enhancing rendering of displayable content

A technique for enhancing rendering and scheduling of displayable content comprising plural objects is disclosed. In a first method aspect, the method is performed in a user equipment (ue) and comprises prioritizing, based on collected information on object priority, objects responsible for a start rendering time over other objects, and transmitting information concerning the prioritized objects towards an object scheduler in an access network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331910

Systems and methods for evaluating user activity

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine an event that may affect at least one activity being performed by a first group of users through the computing system. A set of first measurements of the at least one activity being performed by the first group of users over a period of time are determined. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331882

Distributed processing systems

A distributed processing method is disclosed herein for evaluating student work product. The distributed processing system includes a server, a database server, and an application server that are interconnected via a network, and connected via the network to a plurality of independent processing units. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331855

Detection and warning of imposter web sites

Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method of identifying an imposter web page. The method includes extracting, using a processor system, visited web page data from a visited web page. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331779

User event responding method and apparatus

The present disclosure discloses a user event responding method performed by a computer server hosting a social networking application involving a user account associated with a terminal and a public identifier associated with a third-party service account, including: receiving a subscription request from the terminal; establishing a subscription relationship between the user account and the third-party service account; configuring a set of auto-response rules for the subscription relationship in accordance with one or more parameters provided by the user account and the third-party service account, respectively; detecting a user event triggered by the user account at the terminal; identifying one or more keywords associated with the user event; obtaining, according to the set of auto-response rules, a response message corresponding to the detected user event and determined by the one or more keywords; and returning the obtained response message to the user account for display on the terminal.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331524

System, device, and method for electronic device activation

An apparatus includes an electrical power source and a solid-state circuit located within a housing. The circuit is coupled to the electrical power source such that circuit is initially in an inactive state in which electrical current is prevented from flowing through the solid-state circuit, the inactive state corresponding to an off mode of the apparatus. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331385

Dc/dc converter

This invention is concerning a secondary side reflux circuit having a series circuit that is formed by connecting a secondary side reflux diode and a reflux reactor in series, the secondary side reflux circuit being provided on a secondary side of a dc/dc converter that subjects dc power from a dc power supply to dc/dc conversion and outputs the converted power to a load connected in series to a smoothing reactor connected to an output side of a rectifier circuit having a plurality of rectifying semiconductor switching elements. During a period in which a voltage from the dc power supply is not applied to a primary side of a transformer, the secondary side reflux circuit diverts a load current flowing through a load so as to return the load current to the load.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331382

Electric power converter

An electric power converter includes an inverter, an insulating transformer, and a rectifier. The inverter converts an input dc voltage, supplied from a dc power supply, to an ac voltage outputted at an ac output side of the inverter, and includes at least one semiconductor switching device made of wide bandgap semiconductor material configured to carry out turning-on and turning-off operations at a specified frequency to thereby invert the dc voltage to the ac voltage at the specified frequency; and at least one freewheeling diode made of silicon-based semiconductor material respectively connected to the at least one switching device in inverse parallel.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331369

Power conversion device and method of controlling the same

A power conversion device converting and outputting a characteristic of input power, includes: a power conversion unit including a normally-on type first switching element made of a nitride-based semiconductor material and converting the characteristic of power by a switching operation performed by the first switching element; an operation control unit controlling a switching operation of the first switching element; and an intelligent power switch including: a second switching element provided on a power input side of the power conversion unit and turning on/off power input to the power conversion unit; and a protection control unit including a current detection unit detecting a current flowing in the second switching element and controlling on/off of the second switching element and turn off the second switching element in a case where a current detected by the current detection unit exceeds a threshold value.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331322

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170331245

Optical tube waveguide lasing medium and related method

Laser waveguides, methods and systems for forming a laser waveguide are provided. The waveguide includes an inner cladding layer surrounding a central axis and a glass core surrounding and located outside of the inner cladding layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330980

Die repatterning transmission lines on silicon photomultipliers

A silicon photomultiplier array includes a plurality of microcells within the photomultiplier array and located on the silicon wafer, the plurality of microcells arranged in rows and columns, each of the plurality of microcells including an output port, and configured to provide a pulse waveform having pulse characteristics, at least one repatterning dielectric layer in contact with a silicon wafer layer back surface, the silicon wafer having an active surface opposed to the back surface, and a plurality of respective through-silicon-vias (tsvs) coupling the output port of respective ones of the plurality of microcells on the active surface of the silicon wafer to a plurality of respective circuit traces on the at least one repatterning dielectric layer disposed on the back surface of the silicon wafer. A method for producing the silicon photomultiplier array is also disclosed.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330883

Stable and reliable finfet sram with improved beta ratio

Fabrication method for a semiconductor memory device and structure are provided, which includes: providing at least two mask layers over a pair of fin structures extended above a substrate, wherein a first mask layer of the at least two mask layers is orthogonal to a second mask layer of the at least two mask layers; and patterning the pair of fin structures to define a pass-gate transistor, wherein the first mask layer facilitates removing of a portion of a first fin structure of the pair of fin structures to define a first pass-gate fin portion of the pass-gate transistor, and the second mask layer protects a second fin structure of the pair of fin structures to define a second pass-gate fin portion of the pass-gate transistor.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330707

Keyswitch

A keyswitch includes a base plate, a cap having a longitudinal axis, a returning device, a support mechanism, and a lifting mechanism including first and second support plates. The first support plate has first and second edges parallel to the longitudinal axis for respectively abutting against the base plate and the cap. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330593

Data detection device, playback device, and data detection method

Data detection capability is improved by whitening crosstalk noise from an equalization signal and detecting binary data. Each of a plurality of detection signals is input to one of a plurality of adaptive equalizers, and outputs of the plurality of adaptive equalizers are computed to obtain an equalization signal for returning light at the time of shining of light onto bounds including a target track subject to data detection and adjacent tracks of an optical recording medium having a plurality of tracks formed thereon. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330567

Vocabulary generation system

Increasingly, conversational systems are used in coaching or supportive contexts, either in an embodied form (e.g., as an avatar in an app or website) or just in a speech-driven for (e.g. Siri). ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330554

System and method for generating customized text-to-speech voices

A system and method are disclosed for generating customized text-to-speech voices for a particular application. The method comprises generating a custom text-to-speech voice by selecting a voice for generating a custom text-to-speech voice associated with a domain, collecting text data associated with the domain from a pre-existing text data source and using the collected text data, generating an in-domain inventory of synthesis speech units by selecting speech units appropriate to the domain via a search of a pre-existing inventory of synthesis speech units, or by recording the minimal inventory for a selected level of synthesis quality. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330482

User-controlled video language learning tool

A user views a video for learning a target language. The video is displayed with a caption that the user may interact with to select a phrase of interest to the user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330481

Interactive culinary game applications

A culinary application enables consumers, such as a parent and a child, to engage in discovering cooking recipes in a fun interactive way while also learning about various topics, including math, science, geography and social responsibility. The culinary application can be focused towards children of various age groups. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330479

Interactive multisensory learning process and tutorial device

Disclosed is a computer-based multisensory tutorial that collects vocal data and tactile input data from a user related to a target presented by a gui, the target comprising a phoneme, grapheme, letter, word; determines if the collected data exceeds or fails to meet a threshold value associated with the target; and provides a correction prompt visible or audible to a user if the input does not meet the threshold. A typical user of the tutorial may be a student (child or adult) in an educational setting, but use is not intended to be limited thereto. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330476

Mobile education platform

A system and method for accruing credits to satisfy continuing education requirements with the accrual occurring by banking earned credits until a threshold of credits is met are disclosed. The system and method include a plurality of curricula divided into one or more segments, a plurality of learning objectives associated with each of the segments and being directed to one of the plurality of learning objectives, at least one survey corresponding to each of the plurality of learning objectives used to verify the completion of the at least one segment and fulfillment of the corresponding learning objective, a banking system for capturing the earned credit based on completed segments, the banking system accruing the earned credit until a minimum threshold of credit is met, and a credit system that seeks credit for the accrued earned credit by transmitting a request for credit to the appropriate certification organization.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330475

Learning system, learning method, storage medium, and apparatus

A learning system includes an output unit that outputs a first problem and a display message prompting a user to take a break, an acquisition unit that acquires an answer to the first problem from the user, an electroencephalogram measurement unit that measures an electroencephalogram of the user, and a control unit. The control unit determines whether first motivation is present on the basis of a first event-related potential included in the electroencephalogram and starting from a timing at which the first problem is output, determines whether second motivation of the user is present on the basis of a second event-related potential included in the electroencephalogram and starting from a timing at which the answer is acquired, and instructs the output unit to output a display message prompting the user to take a break if the first motivation is not present and the second motivations is not present.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330474

Predictive recommendation engine

Computer processes, systems and methods for alerting a student device when an objective is mastered according to a piecewise gaussian distribution updated according to a bayesian method are disclosed herein. The system can include a student device having a network interface to exchange data with a server via a communication network, and an i/o subsystem to convert electrical signals to user interpretable outputs user interface. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330473

Iot enhanced educational system

An iot enhanced educational system is to be operated by a user, and includes a learning aid unit, a positioning unit and a processing unit. The learning aid unit includes a plurality of objects that are configured to be moved by the user. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330472

Wireless on-site teaching system

Disclosed is a wireless on-site teaching system, comprising a video-capture device and at least one display terminal device. The video-capture device comprises a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) sensor, a signal processor, a buffer, and a wireless access point (ap) module. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330471

Fix-smart wearable learning device with adjustable finger ring

An innovative method of learning with a wearable device with an adjustable and swivel ring band for placement on a user's finger for easy operation with one thumb. The device contains a voice recorder, a digital audio/video player (mp3/mp4 player), a microphone, and built-in speakers, for simultaneous recording on previously recording audio files. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330469

Curriculum assessment

One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for curriculum assessment are provided herein. One or more assessments can be generated. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330447

Method and system for situational awareness for emergency response

Disclosed are systems and methods for sending emergency alerts. In some embodiments, sensors and wearable devices may trigger and send the emergency alerts and/or warning signals via available communication devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330446

Personal hazard detection system with redundant position registration and communication

A system for monitoring the safety of personnel on a work site, by providing workers on the site with portable battery powered safety monitors equipped with alarms, sensors to detect hazardous conditions, at least two forms of geo-location and two forms of voice and data telecommunication and two cpu's sharing the computation load, each cpu equipped to monitor and reset the other in case of failure to function, with each monitor capable of serving as a node in a mesh network and relaying information concerning alarms detected including location thereof to other monitors on the mesh network.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330430

Status or alarm indicator device

An indicator device includes a casing having rearward projecting elements from which coupling hooks extend. The device includes a downwardly facing window as well as two forwardly or upwardly extending windows. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330401

Login setting method and system for an electric lock

An electric lock login setting method includes: a first detection step: using a verification card to detect a detection unit of an electric lock; a learning pairing step: the electric lock stepping into a learning pairing mode so as to communicate an electronic device with the electric lock via a wireless signal, thereby setting pairing between the electronic device with the electric lock; and a second detection step: after setting pairing between the electronic device with the electric lock, using the verification card to detect the detection unit of the electric lock again so as to finishing setting login of the electronic device relative to the electric lock such that the electronic device is authorized to detect the detection unit to activate a control device to unlock the electric lock.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330366

Methods and systems for image alignment of at least one image to a model

A system and a method for image alignment between at least two images to a three-dimensional model. The method including: determining a lower bound and an upper bound of an acceptable likelihood of mismatch between the at least two images; evaluating the likelihood of mismatch between the at least two images over a set of poses (r), shifts (t), or both poses (r) and shifts (t); and discarding those evaluations resulting beyond the lower bound and upper bound.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330319

Multiple landmark detection in medical images based on hierarchical feature learning and end-to-end training

The present embodiments relate to detecting multiple landmarks in medical images. By way of introduction, the present embodiments described below include apparatuses and methods for detecting landmarks using hierarchical feature learning with end-to-end training. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330267

High volume transaction queueing with machine learning

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for providing a high-volume transaction queueing, reserve ecommerce solution that automatically engages and queues transactions when a primary back-end transaction processing system becomes unresponsive or unstable. Through machine learning algorithms, embodiments of the invention control transaction submission rates by queuing them and throttling the rate at which they are processed based on self-awareness and constant monitoring, feedback and health checks of the primary system. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330264

Methods, apparatuses and systems for computer vision and deep learning

A system for providing a personalized recommendation of products or services to a user includes at least one user communication device, at least one seller communication device, at least one server configured to communicate with the at least one user communication device and the at least one seller communication device, a memory containing machine readable medium comprising machine executable code having stored thereon instructions for tracking the movements of the at least one object, and a control system comprising at least one processor coupled to the memory, the control system configured to execute the machine executable code to cause the control system to receive at least one image or at least one video pertaining to a products/services from sellers, extract metrics from the at least one image or the at least one video received from the seller, receive at least one image or at least one video from the user, extract metrics from the at least one image or the at least one video received from the user, match the metrics extracted from the at least one image or the at least one video received from the seller with the metrics extracted from the at least one image or the at least one video, rank the product/service based on the match results, and provide recommendation to the user based on the rank.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330234

Video commerce system

A system for generating and communicating playable videos over a computer network to customers of subscribing retailers is provided. The system employing software running on computers in engaged electronic memory, provides for the assembly and video content categorizing of information concerning each electronic video, in a library of such held in electronic memory, to allow for individual electronic video files to be matched to the customers, based a correlation thereof to the interests, buying habits, social and other ascertained customer information relating to each respective customer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330203

Online serving threshold and delivery policy adjustment

The present invention provides techniques for use in association with online advertising, relating to use of serving thresholds, associated with predicted click through rates, and delivery policies, associated with advertising inventory serving and distribution. An offline-trained machine learning-based model may be utilized in advertising serving decision-making in connection with serving opportunities. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330155

System and method of scheduling preparation and creating timeline for a user to achieve any specific goal

Methods, systems, and media are provided by which preparation can be scheduled and timeline of milestones can be created to achieve any specific goal for a user. Goals can be wide ranging, for example—taking a test (such as sat, gmat, gre, etc.), learning a new skill (such as a new language, skiing, etc.), acquiring a degree, diploma, or certification, changing a job or career, choosing a career, travel, surgery, fitness related goals (such as weight loss, etc.), goals and targets at work, corporation goals, etc. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330108

Information processing system, information processing method, and recording medium

A classification model with a high precision ratio at a high recall ratio is learned. A classification model learning system (100) includes a learning data storage unit (110) and a learning unit (130). ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330106

Ranking of parse options using machine learning

A computer-implementable method for managing a cognitive graph comprising: receiving data from a data source; processing the data, the processing comprising performing a parsing operation on the data, the processing the data identifying a plurality of knowledge elements based upon the parsing operation, the parsing operation comprising ranking of parse options; and, storing the knowledge elements within the cognitive graph as a collection of knowledge elements, the storing universally representing knowledge obtained from the data.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330105

Ranking of parse options using machine learning

A system comprising: a processor; a data bus coupled to the processor; and a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium embodying computer program code, the non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium being coupled to the data bus. The computer program code interacting with a plurality of computer operations and comprising instructions executable by the processor and configured for: receiving data from a data source; processing the data, the processing comprising performing a parsing operation on the data, the processing the data identifying a plurality of knowledge elements based upon the parsing operation, the parsing operation comprising ranking of parse options; and, storing the knowledge elements within the cognitive graph as a collection of knowledge elements, the storing universally representing knowledge obtained from the data.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330103

Systems and methods for learning appliance signatures

The present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for learning appliance signatures based at least in part upon, energy disaggregation techniques and user input methods of the present invention may include retrieving energy consumption data pertaining to at least one home environment comprising one or more appliances; identifying one or more patterns in the energy consumption data by applying signal processing algorithms to the consumption data; generating at least one question for a user based at least in part on the one or more patterns; receiving a user input in response to the question; determining at least one appliance in the home environment, based at least in part on the one or more patterns and the user input; and determining an appliance signature by extracting a canonical pattern from the energy consumption data based at least in part on the user input.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330101

Training a quantum optimizer

Among the embodiments disclosed herein are variants of the quantum approximate optimization algorithm with different parametrization. In particular embodiments, a different objective is used: rather than looking for a state which approximately solves an optimization problem, embodiments of the disclosed technology find a quantum algorithm that will produce a state with high overlap with the optimal state (given an instance, for example, of max-2-sat). ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330099

Systems and methods for automated data input error detection

Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to receive historical transaction information associated with one or more historical transactions. A machine learning model is trained based on the historical transaction information. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330091

Inferencing and learning based on sensorimotor input data

Embodiments relate to performing inference, such as object recognition, based on sensory inputs received from sensors and location information associated with the sensory inputs. The sensory inputs describe one or more features of the objects. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330077

Deep learning of bots through examples and experience

Embodiments include methods and systems for using, creating and maintaining goal-oriented, dialog systems (i.e., transactional bots) that provide interfaces to application functionality. The methods and systems of the embodiments provide a bot that may learn in supervised learning and reinforcement learning from conversational examples provided by domain experts and from interaction with users. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330075

System and method for deep learning based cardiac electrophysiology model personalization

A method and system for deep learning based cardiac electrophysiological model personalization is disclosed. Electrophysiological measurements of a patient, such as an ecg trace, are received. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330061

Training data generating device, method, and program, and crowd state recognition device, method, and program

A rectangular region group storage unit stores a group of rectangular regions indicating portions to be recognized for a crowd state on an image. A crowd state recognition dictionary storage unit stores a dictionary of a discriminator acquired by machine learning by use of a plurality of pairs of crowd state image as an image which expresses a crowd state at a predetermined size and includes a person whose reference site is expressed as large as the size of the reference site of a person defined for the predetermined size, and training label for the crowd state image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330059

Joint object and object part detection using web supervision

A method for generating object and part detectors includes accessing a collection of training images. The collection of training images includes images annotated with an object label and images annotated with a respective part label for each of a plurality of parts of the object. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330056

Cold start machine learning algorithm

In an example embodiment, a first plurality of images stored on a computing device is identified, each image having an indication that it depicts a first member of a social networking service. The first plurality of images is used as training data to a first machine learning algorithm to train a first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member, the first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member designed to calculate a member likelihood score for a candidate image. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330038

Method, system and apparatus for selecting a video frame

A method of selecting at least one video frame of a video sequence. A plurality of faces is detected in at least one video frame of the video sequence. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330029

Computer based convolutional processing for image analysis

Disclosed embodiments provide for deep convolutional computing image analysis. The convolutional computing is accomplished using a multilayered analysis engine. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329985

Application control

A method for controlling application operations on data elements includes identifying an activity by an instance of an application running on a host to perform an operation associated with a data element. The method further includes obtaining an application label which includes information regarding the instance of the application, and obtaining a data element label which includes information regarding the data element. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329846

Identifying relevant page content

A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a plurality of related web pages, extracting textual data within the identified plurality of related web pages, determining a plurality of groupings of the extracted textual data, calculating a frequency of each of the determined plurality of groupings within the identified plurality of related web pages, creating a subset of the determined plurality of groupings, based on the calculated frequency of each of the plurality of groupings, and returning the subset of the determined plurality of groupings.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329701

Application pre-release report

Various embodiments provide an automated testing analysis tool, termed a “pre-release analysis tool”, that tests applications for functional and nonfunctional requirements. In at least some embodiments, the pre-release analysis tool can perform both static analysis and dynamic analysis on an application. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329543

Data restoration using block disk presentations

In one example, a method is described herein. The method includes generating a block device presentation, the block device presentation corresponding to a snapshot to be restored. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329520

Opportunistic data analytics using memory bandwidth in disaggregated computing systems

Various embodiments for optimizing memory bandwidth in a disaggregated computing system, by a processor device, are provided. Respective memory devices are assigned to respective processor devices in the disaggregated computing system, the disaggregated computing system having at least a pool of the memory devices and a pool of the processor devices. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329235

Rule-based deployment of assist features

Methods of reducing a pattern displacement error, contrast loss, best focus shift, and/or tilt of a bossung curve, of a portion of a design layout used in a patterning process for imaging that portion onto a substrate using a lithographic apparatus. The methods include determining or adjusting one or more characteristics of one or more assist features using one or more rules based on one or more parameters selected from: one or more characteristics of one or more design features in the portion, one or more characteristics of the patterning process, one or more characteristics of the lithographic apparatus, and/or a combination selected from the foregoing.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329231

Method and apparatus for using patterning device topography induced phase

A method includes measuring a three-dimensional topography of a feature of a pattern of a lithography patterning device and calculating from the measurements wavefront phase information caused by the three-dimensional topography of the pattern.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329073

Light source module and display device

A light source module including a first backlight module, a second backlight module, a turning film, and a first absorptive polarizer film is provided. The first backlight module has a first side and a second side. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328959

Vehicle system and method for activating hazard lights during battery disconnect events

A vehicle system includes a high voltage battery and at least one control module configured to monitor the high voltage battery and command a visual warning in response to a disconnect event of the high voltage battery. The visual warning may be produced by a hazard light.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328868

Method and apparatus for acoustic emissions testing

A method and apparatus for analyzing an object using acoustic emissions. Load data is received for the object. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328848

Apparatus and method for the determination of the absolute coefficient of thermal expansion in ultralow expansion materials

An improved method and apparatus for determination of the absolute coefficient of thermal expansion of materials, including ultralow expansion materials, utilizes a metrology frame that is regulated within a first narrow temperature range that varies by only a small fraction of a degree celsius from a set point temperature (e.g., less than about 0.01° c. From the set point temperature), while the temperature of the sample is varied to determine the coefficient of thermal expansion over a larger temperature range (e.g., 30, 40 or 50° c.). ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328840

Optical fiber communications with composite structural monitoring

A method for detecting defects in a composite structure, such as in an aircraft structure, that includes sending an optical signal down an optical fiber embedded in the composite structure and analyzing the optical signal at a detector. If it is determined that the optical signal is turning on and off or an increase in the bit error rate is occurring at the detector, the composite structure may be delaminating or the composite structure may be somehow damaged. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328725

Enhanced user efficiency in route planning using route preferences

In various implementations, routing factors are identified based on a routing request associated with a user, where the routing factors include route preferences of the user. Routes are generated based on the routing request. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328716

Vision-aided aerial navigation

An aerial vehicle is navigated using vision-aided navigation that classifies regions of acquired still image frames as featureless or feature-rich, and thereby avoids expending time and computational resources attempting to extract and match false features from the featureless regions. The classification may be performed by computing a texture metric as by testing widths of peaks of the autocorrelation function of a region against a threshold, which may be an adaptive threshold, or by using a model that has been trained using a machine learning method applied to a training dataset comprising training images of featureless regions and feature-rich regions. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328424

Latch activation between members

Described herein is a system, method of use and self retracting lifeline (srl) apparatus using a system that governs a dynamic response between members causing a halt in relative motion between the members. Magnetic interactions, eddy current drag forces and centrifugal and/or inertial forces may provide various mechanisms of governing movement.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328290

Control method of egr valve for vehicle and control system for the same

A method and system for controlling an egr valve for a vehicle may include an adjusting step of reducing the amount of air flowing into an engine at operation points of the engine lower than a predetermined value at each of the operation points by a controller; a learning step of maintaining, as a reduction-learning amount, a reduction amount of the amount of air from the predetermined value before a malfunction occurs, by the controller, when a malfunction occurs in the engine due to the reduction in the amount of air; a compensating step of determining a compensating air amount at each of the operation points by applying the reduction amount to the predetermined value by the controller; and an egr controlling step of controlling an egr-opening amount to satisfy the compensating air amount for a current operation time after the compensating step.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328266

Internal combustion engine, pre-chamber insert, and fuel injector

An internal combustion engine, includes at least one cylinder, wherein the or each cylinder includes a main combustion chamber for burning fuel in the cylinder, wherein an assembly serving to supply and/or ignite fuel is installed on a cylinder head of each cylinder between gas exhaust valves of the cylinder in such a way that the assembly is inserted into a cut-out in the cylinder head of the cylinder and is sealed to said cut-out, wherein a segment of the assembly that is inserted into the cut-out in the cylinder head of the cylinder has an oval contour in the cross-section, and wherein a bounding surface of said segment of the assembly, which bounding surface lies in the sealing region, is contoured in such a way that said bounding surface is continuously convexly curved outward in the peripheral direction.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328200

Estimation of formation properties based on fluid flowback measurements

An apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes a carrier connected to a drilling assembly, and a sensor assembly configured to measure at least one return flow parameter of a return fluid at a surface location, the return fluid returning to the surface location from a borehole. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to perform receiving one or more return flow parameter values for a period of time after injection of fluid is stopped, analyzing the one or more return flow parameter values to identify a ballooning event, in response to identifying the ballooning event, estimating at least one of a location and a property of one or more fractures in the formation, and performing one or more aspects of at least one of the drilling operation and a subsequent operation based on at least one of the location and the property of one or more fractures.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328194

Autoencoder-derived features as inputs to classification algorithms for predicting failures

The invention relates to using autoencoder-derived features for predicting well failures (e.g., rod pump failures) using a machine learning classifier (e.g., a support vector machine (svms)). Features derived from dynamometer card shapes are used as inputs to the machine learning classifier algorithm. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328167

Subsea drilling system with pressure dampener

A subsea drilling system with a subsea component controllable by a fluid supply source. The system includes a pressure dampener in fluid communication between the fluid supply source and the subsea component. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328099

Pop-up apparatus

The pop-up apparatus for a vehicle door, includes a door check to be fixed to a vehicle door, a check link having one end supported to be supported on a body so as to be turnable, the check link being configured to perform relative movement with respect to the door check between the one end and another end of the check link while being applied with a pushing force by the door check, a push arm, which is arranged on a side closer to the another end of the check link, and is configured to turn about a rotation axis to apply a force so as to cause the relative movement of the check link in a direction in which the vehicle door is opened, a posture arm configured to turn about the rotation axis, and urging means configured to apply an urging force, which enables integral turning of the push arm and the posture arm, to the push arm and the posture arm when the posture arm turns.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328054

Modular shelter

A modular storm shelter is provided. The shelter has a central node with individual modules attached to the node and extending outwardly from the node. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327979

Coating fabric for airbags and method for manufacturing the same

The present invention provides a coating fabric for airbags where an elastomer is coated to at least one side of textile constituted from synthetic fiber filament, which is characterized in that the coating weight of the resin is as small as 10 to 20 g/m2 and an average resin thickness of the head top in the textile surface is 4.0 μm to 12.0 μm in both directions of warp and weft and that the average value of burning speed measured according to fmvss 302 is not more than 60 mm/min in both directions of warp and weft and the maximum value thereof is not more than 1.2-fold to the average value in both directions of warp and weft.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327659

Polymeric foam comprising low levels of brominated flame retardant and method of making same

A composition and method for making polymeric foam is provided. The composition includes a flame retardant composition comprising brominated polymeric compounds. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327435

Butadiene production system and butadiene production method

A butadiene production system and a butadiene production method are provided in which butadiene can be produced with a high yield. The butadiene production system (1) includes: a gas preparation device (10) that heats raw materials to prepare a mixed gas including hydrogen and carbon monoxide; an ethanol production device (12) that is provided downstream of the gas preparation device (10) and brings the mixed gas including hydrogen and carbon monoxide into contact with a first catalyst to obtain ethanol; a butadiene production device (16) that is provided downstream of the ethanol production device (12) and brings the ethanol into contact with a second catalyst to obtain butadiene; and return means (18) for returning hydrogen, which is produced as a by-product in the butadiene production device (16), to the ethanol production device (12). ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327419

Laser welded glass packages and methods of making

A method of forming a sealed device comprising providing a first substrate having a first surface, providing a second substrate adjacent the first substrate, and forming a weld between an interface of the first substrate and the adjacent second substrate, wherein the weld is characterized by ((σtensile stress location)/(σinterface laser weld))<<1 or <1 and σinterface laser weld>10 mpa or >1 mpa where σtensile stress location is the stress present in the first substrate and σinterface laser weld is the stress present at the interface. This method may be used to manufacture a variety of different sealed packages.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327418

Glass having antiglare surface with low display sparkle

A glass article having a low level of grainy appearance that can appear to have a shift in the pattern of the grains with changing viewing angle of a display, or “sparkle.” the glass article—which, in some embodiments, is a transparent glass sheet—has small-angle-scattering properties and/or distinctness-of-reflected-image (doi), leading to improved viewability in display applications, especially under high ambient lighting conditions. In some embodiments, the antiglare surface of the glass sheet is an etched surface, with no foreign coating present on the antiglare surface.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327415

Method for producing a reflector on a reflector base made of glass

A method for producing a reflector on a reflector base made of glass is provided. According to the method, a metal-containing coating fluid is deposited on a coating surface and subjected to a burning-in treatment at a temperature below a softening temperature of the glass forming the reflector layer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327411

Opaque colored glass-ceramics comprising nepheline crystal phases

Disclosed herein are opaque glass-ceramics comprising at least one nepheline crystal phase and comprising from about 30 mol % to about 65 mol % sio2, from about 15 mol % to about 40 mol % al2o3, from about 10 mol % to about 20 mol % (na2o+k2o), and from about 1 mol % to about 10 mol % (zno+mgo). Also disclosed herein are opaque-glass ceramics comprising at least one nepheline crystal phase and at least one spinel-structure phase doped with at least one colorant chosen from transition metals and rare earth elements. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327407

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170327406

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170327401

Methods and apparatus for forming a glass ribbon

A roll forming apparatus includes at least one forming roll being spaced from a forming body to define a gap. The forming roll includes a working zone portion having a working zone surface with a length extending along a rotation axis of the forming roll and a thermal resistance boundary extending at an acute angle relative to the rotation axis. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327358

Hydraulic jack

A hydraulic jack includes an oil cylinder, an oil tank, and an oil storage barrel. The oil storage barrel includes a front portion and a back portion which are opposite to each other; an oil outlet of the oil cylinder is connected with an oil inlet at the front portion of the oil storage barrel by means of an oil inlet pipe; and an oil inlet of the oil tank is connected with an oil outlet at the front portion of the oil storage barrel by means of an oil outlet pipe, the oil inlet pipe and the oil outlet pipe are provided with switching valves for alternatively turning on the oil inlet pipe and the oil outlet pipe. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327146

Vehicle condition detection and warning system

Described herein is a vehicle system configured to identify and mitigate inappropriate driving behavior. In some embodiments, the vehicle system may receive input information from one or more input sensors. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327138

Video content analysis system and method for transportation system

A video content analysis system for mobile assets that includes track detection and infrastructure monitoring component. The track detection and infrastructure monitoring includes a reinforcement learning component, an object detection and location component, and an obstruction detection component to analyze video data, audio data, vehicle data, weather data, and route/manifest data to determine internal and/or external conditions relating to an the asset. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327038

Image process based, dynamically adjusting vehicle surveillance system for intersection traffic

A dynamically adjusting surveillance system provides a monitor, a sequence of views that include a key view. The sequence of views is captured by a camera. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327002

Pulse modulation for driving an electric vehicle drive and for harvesting energy

A vehicle with electric drive can employ a pulse width modulation technique to govern the amount of drive power provided to the vehicles wheels while also governing the charging power supplied to the storage device. For example, an electric motor, generator, and a drive shaft can all be linked such that when one spins, they all spin. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170327000

Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle (1) includes, a chassis (10), a pair of front (21, 31) and rear wheels (22, 32) provided on a right side of the chassis (10) and a pair of front (21, 31) and rear wheels (22, 32) provided on a left side of the chassis (10), two motors (41r, 41l) that drive any of the right and left front wheels (21, 31) or the right and left rear wheels (22, 32), a sprocket (21b, 22b, 31b, 32b) and a belt (23, 33) serving as a power transmission member transmitting power between the front and rear wheels of each pair, and a battery (40) that supplies power to the electric motors (41r, 41l). Changing of a direction or turning of the electric vehicle (1) is performed by changing the rotational speed or a rotation direction by gearboxes (43r, 43l) for the power from the electric motors (41r, 41l).. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326920

Tyre and a method for manufacturing an annular

A method for manufacturing an annular carcass of a tire includes providing first and second ply materials, each including cords; winding at least a layer of the first ply material and a layer of the second ply material onto a carcass drum so the first ply material radially surrounds the second ply material; arranging two cables onto the cylindrical carcass preform; turning the part of the cylindrical carcass preform about the closer cable onto the part of the cylindrical carcass preform between the two cables; and expanding the cylindrical carcass preform to form an annular carcass having, in a bead area, inner and outer layers of the first ply material and inner and outer layers of the second ply material. The ply materials are arranged so the cords thereof are arranged cross-wise with respect to its neighboring ply materials or a neighboring ply material, considering the innermost or outermost layer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326889

Duplex printing system for cut sheets and a method therefore

The present invention relates to a printing system for cut sheets. The printing system comprises a control unit for controlling the printing of image data on a plurality of sheets which comprise at least one speciality sheet intended to be one-sided printed and at least one duplex sheet intended to be two-sided printed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326771

Abrasion amount estimation device and abrasion amount estimation method for check valve of injection molding machine

An abrasion amount estimation device stores a learning result obtained through supervised learning performed based on a feature amount, which is extracted from a physical amount which is acquired in injection performed by an injection molding machine, and information related to an abrasion amount of a check valve which has been attached to the injection molding machine in the injection. The abrasion amount estimation device estimates an abrasion amount of a check valve which has been attached to the injection molding machine in the injection based on the learning result which is stored and the feature amount which is extracted.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326758

A turning device for turning a first mould part for manufacturing a wind turbine blade part relative to a second mould part

A turning device, for manufacturing wind turbine blades and turning moulds relative to each other, having a base, a rotational part movable relative to the base on an rotational axis, a first linear actuator with first and second ends, the first end attaching to the base, and the second end attaching to the rotational part at a first anchor point on a first turning axis, and a second linear actuator having first and second ends, the first end attaching to the base, and the second end attaching to the rotational part at a second anchor point on a second turning axis. The first turning axis is a first distance from the rotation axis and is moved on a first arc on the rotation axis, and the second turning axis is a second, different distance from the rotation axis and is moved along a second arc on the rotation axis.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326674

Welding helmet configuration providing real-time fume exposure warning capability

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

11/16/17 / #20170326606

System for overturning plate-shaped bodies

A system for overturning plate-shaped bodies, in particular slabs and sheets, having at least one overturn arm pivotally arranged about a pivot axis and can be brought into physical contact with a flat side of a plate-shaped body to be overturned, and at least one other overturn arm pivotally arranged about another pivot axis and can be brought into physical contact with another flat side of the plate-shaped body to be overturned. The two pivot axes are parallel to each other and mutually spaced. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326558

Methods and systems relating to dielectrophoretic manipulation of molecules

There is described herein methods and devices for confining and/or manipulating molecules. At least one molecule is introduced into a fluidic chamber. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326545

Reinforced microplate

A reinforced microplate has reinforcing members that enhance stiffness and minimize deformation of the microplate, especially thermally-induced deformation. The reinforcing members include ribs or struts that are integrally formed on a bottom surface of the microplate. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326476

Method and apparatus for removal of clarified liquid

The invention relates first of all to a method for removal of clarified liquid from a liquid basin (n), such as a clarification basin or like, with an apparatus, by means of which clarified liquid is being removed by using a liquid exhaust arrangement (2) and a collecting arrangement coupled therewith. The liquid exhaust arrangement comprises one or more exhaust passages (2a1), existing beneath surface (y) of the liquid basin one after another in longitudinal direction (s) of the liquid basin and comprising a profile with an essentially closed cross section, such as a pipe, channel or like, each passage having a perforation (r) to make possible flow of liquid inside the same. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326445

Puzzle system interworking with external device

The present disclosure relates to a puzzle system interworking with an external device and, more specifically, to a puzzle system interworking with an external device, which outputs an event corresponding to a puzzle to arouse interest of a user when the user completes the puzzle, and also outputs an event corresponding to an image forming the puzzle to increases interest when the user clicks on the image, so that the puzzle system can used as a learning tool as well as a game tool.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326287

Renal therapy system including a blood pressure monitor

An example renal therapy system includes a blood pressure monitor configured to output blood pressure data concerning a patient and a renal therapy machine communicatively coupled to the blood pressure monitor. The renal therapy machine is configured to generate ultrafiltration (“uf”) removed data from a prescribed renal therapy treatment performed by the renal therapy machine on the patient, and transmit the uf removed data and the blood pressure data via a network. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170326114

Cognitive function

Provided herein, inter alia, are compounds useful in improving cognitive function, memory and learning in both healthy and diseased subjects.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325910

Method for monitoring dentition

A method for optimizing initial discriminating information extracted from a two-dimensional image of the patient dental arches, referred to as “acquired image”, by a three-dimensional digital reference model of at least one portion of a patient arch, the method including the steps: c1. Assessing quality of the initial discriminating information and quality threshold, filtering to keep only the initial discriminating information that has quality higher than the quality threshold, and defining “the discriminating information to be tested” as the initial discriminating information selected; c2. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325751

Blood pressure measurement apparatus and blood pressure measurement method

A blood pressure measurement apparatus includes circuitry configured to: detect a pulse of a subject, and obtain a photoplethysmography signal; and obtain estimated blood pressure of the subject based on the photoplethysmography signal. The circuitry receives parameter information, generates time information based on the photoplethysmography signal, applies a blood pressure estimation equation to the time information and the parameter information to calculate the estimated blood pressure, receives basic blood pressure information for the subject and the time information, and performs learning processing of applying a learning operational equation to statistical time information, which is obtained by performing statistical processing on the time information, and the basic blood pressure information to update the parameter information.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325732

Collision avoidance system and collision avoidance method

A driver state detection unit detects a state of the driver of a host vehicle. For example, a drowsing state of the driver is detected. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325660

Multidirectional turning endoscope

The present invention relates to a multidirectional turning endoscope, which includes an insertion portion (2), an endoscope handle (4) and a bending driving portion (3); wherein: the bending driving portion includes a left-right driving rod, an up-down driving rod, a rotation shaft, a left turning wheel (17), a right turning wheel (18) and a spring (19); the rotation shaft includes a left half shaft (15) and a right half shaft (16); the external surface of the left half shaft and the external surface of the right half shaft respectively have a left outer conical face and a right outer conical face, a left conical cylinder and a right conical cylinder (20) are respectively sleeved to the left outer conical face and a right outer conical face; a spring (19) is located at an axial direction of the left half shaft and the right half shaft.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325614

Single hand operated collapsing hanger

A garment hanger with particular ease of use advantage when removing or hanging crew neck or turtleneck type shirts or blouses. The hanger provides an easily manipulated and intuitive mechanism for collapsing the garment support portions of the hanger, thus allowing for simple passage through the narrow neck hole of a garment. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325596

Foam mattress having an adjustable mattress core for adjusting and customizing its firmness, assembling method and kit thereof

It is disclosed a foam mattress having an adjustable mattress core for adjusting and customizing its firmness. The foam mattress has a foam base having an upper surface defining a top recess; and a plurality of foam inserts each configured to be disposed and assembled into the top recess to fill the top recess and form the mattress core with a continued upper surface of the mattress. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325549

Strap buckle structure

A strap buckle structure includes a strap body. Two ends of the strap body are provided with an upper buckle piece and a bottom buckle piece. ... Corning Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170325499

Riser-outfitted heat management device

The present invention is a heat management device for a hookah, wherein the device is provided to enclose a heat source such as burning charcoal. The heat source is provided on the top surface of a base which conducts heat to tobacco located at the bottom side of the base. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170325355

Immersion cooling

A computer implemented method for detecting, alerting and blocking data leakage, eavesdropping and spyware in one or more networked computing devices includes providing a graphical user interface (gui) and displaying all available hardware device interfaces in each networked computing device. Next, providing a turn-on switch and a turn-off switch for each displayed hardware device interface in each networked computing device. The present invention provides methods of slowing or reversing the loss of memory and learning comprising the steps of contacting an effective amount of a pkc activator with a protein kinase c (pkc) in a subject identified with memory loss slowing or reversing memory loss. The present invention provides methods of stimulating cellular growth, neuronal growth, dendritic growth, dendritic spine formation, dendritic spine density, and the translocation of elav to proximal dendrites, and synaptic remodeling. A new and distinct cultivar of metasequoia plant named ‘wah-08ag’, characterized by its bright yellow-green colored foliage that transitions to greyed-orange in the fall, foliage that resists burning with increased temperature and sunlight, and moderately vigorous, compact, dense pyramidal growth habit, is disclosed.. . A method of apparatus for immersion cooling electronic equipment including immersing the electronic equipment in a pressure-sealed tank containing a heat transfer fluid and including a vapor space fluidicly coupled to a condenser; operating the electronic equipment to generate heat and evaporate some of the heat transfer fluid, causing heat transfer fluid vapor to enter the condenser; condensing the heat transfer fluid vapor in the condenser to produce a condensate; returning the condensate to the tank; and increasing power consumption to increase heat generated by the electronic equipment and develop an increased pressure of the heat transfer fluid vapor to bring the apparatus into an equilibrium condition.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170325053

Control method and control system ofelectronic cigarette

The present disclosure relates to a control method of an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes an atomizing element, a working circuit, and a power supply. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324986

Time offset data request handling

The described technology is directed towards obtaining and returning time offset data instead of current data in response to a data request. The time offset data may be limited to privileged clients only, and only provided thereto when desired, using a time offset value set by the client, for example. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324771

Predictive fraud prevention for collaboration conferencing systems

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for detecting a potentially fraudulent access of a collaboration conferencing system on a telecommunications network and executing a corrective action in response to the detected access attempt. In some instances, the corrective action includes denying access to the collaboration system when the fraudulent access attempt occurs. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324746

Uniformly accessing federated user registry topologies

An approach for standardizing access to user registries, the approach involving providing a first schema extension to an identity management system and a bridge component to an identity management application wherein the bridge component comprises a second schema extension to the identity management application, receiving a request in a first data format associated with the identity management system, converting the request into a second data format associated with the identity management application and executing the request in the identity management application, receiving a response to the request in the second data format, converting the response into the first data format and returning the response to an end user via the identity management system.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324640

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

11/09/17 / #20170324610

Transmitting digital data in two-wire communication networks

The present disclosure relates to communication networks. Some embodiments may include a communication network with two or more network nodes each comprising: a receiver discerning the signal quality of received signals; a transmitter sending signals at different data rates; and a controllable terminating impedance. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324600

Transmitter and method of transmitting payload data, receiver and method of receiving payload data in an ofdm system

A transmitter transmits payload data using orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) symbols. The transmitter comprises a frame builder configured to receive the payload data to be transmitted and to receive first signalling data for use in detecting and recovering the payload data at a receiver, and to form the payload data and the first signalling data into frames for transmission, the first signalling data forming a part of the frames with the payload data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324505

Multiplexing two separate optical links with the same wavelength using asymmetric combining and splitting

An optical communications system includes an optical transmitter and an optical receiver optically coupled to an optical combiner/splitter, the combiner/splitter coupled to optical media; and, another optical transmitter and another optical receiver optically coupled to another optical combiner/splitter, the another combiner/splitter remotely coupled to the optical media; wherein the optical transmitter and the another optical transmitter are configured to transmit optical signals at substantially the same wavelength.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324363

Controller for ac rotating machine and controller for electric power steering

This invention is concerning a controller for an ac rotating machine, this controller having an estimated sum current computing unit configured to output, as estimated sum current, a sum of current of a first winding and current of a second winding when it is determined that the current of the first winding can be detected, and maintain the estimated sum current which has been outputted as a previous value when it is determined that the current of the first winding cannot be detected. When it is determined that the current of the first winding cannot be detected, a first voltage command for the first winding is computed based on an estimated current value of the first winding, which has been calculated by subtracting the current of the second winding detected by the second current detector, from the estimated sum current output from the estimated sum current computing unit.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170324239

Electro-static discharge protection circuit

This disclosure provides an esd protection circuit coupled to a first and a second terminals of a differential-pair circuit. The esd protection circuit includes: an esd sensing unit coupled to the first and the second terminals and sensing electrical changes at the first and the second terminals to generate a first trigger signal; and a first discharging unit coupled to the esd sensing unit and turning on a first discharging path according to the first trigger signal.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323989

Solar module structures and assembly methods for three-dimensional thin-film solar cells

A method for assembling a solar module structure comprises patterning a frontside and a backside of a double-sided printed circuit board coated with metallic foils according to desired frontside and backside interconnect layouts; applying a first coating layer to the rear side of a plurality of three-dimensional thin-film solar cells, each three-dimensional thin-film solar cell comprising: a three-dimensional thin-film solar cell substrate comprising emitter junction regions and doped base regions; emitter metallization and base metallization regions; the three-dimensional thin-film solar cell substrate comprising a plurality of single-aperture unit cells; placing the three-dimensional thin-film solar cells on the frontside of the double-sided printed circuit board; preparing a solar module assembly, comprising: a glass layer; a top encapsulant layer; the plurality of three-dimensional thin-film solar cells on the frontside of the double-sided printed circuit board; a rear encapsulant layer; a protective back plate; and sealing and packaging the solar module assembly.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323948

Vertical transistor with a body contact for back-biasing

A method of forming a substrate contact in a vertical transistor device includes patterning a sacrificial layer to form an opening in the sacrificial layer, the sacrificial layer disposed on hardmask arranged on a substrate, and the substrate including a bulk semiconductor layer, a buried oxide layer arranged on the bulk semiconductor layer, and a semiconductor layer arranged on the buried oxide layer; forming oxide spacers on sidewalls of the opening in the sacrificial layer; using the oxide spacers as a pattern to etch a trench through the substrate, the trench stopping at a region within the bulk semiconductor layer; and depositing a conductive material in the trench to form the substrate contact.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323925

Monolithic multicolor direct view display containing different color leds and method of making thereof

A direct view multicolor light emitting device includes blue, green and red light emitting diodes (leds) in each pixel. The different light emitting diodes can be formed by depositing different types of active region layers in a stack such that deposition area of each subsequent active region is less than the deposition area of any preceding active region, and by patterning the active region layers into different types of stacks. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323920

Heterogeneous integration using wafer-to-wafer stacking with die size adjustment

A method is provided for three-dimensional wafer scale integration of heterogeneous wafers with unequal die sizes that include a first wafer and a second wafer. The method includes selecting a periodicity for the second wafer to be manufactured that matches the periodicity of the first wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323919

Heterogeneous integration using wafer-to-wafer stacking with die size adjustment

A method is provided for three-dimensional wafer scale integration of heterogeneous wafers with unequal die sizes that include a first wafer and a second wafer. The method includes selecting a periodicity for the second wafer to be manufactured that matches the periodicity of the first wafer. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323869

Stacked semiconductor structure and method

A method comprises depositing a first dielectric layer over a first chip comprising a plurality of first active circuits and a first connection pad, patterning the first dielectric layer to form a first opening, filling the first opening to form a connector in contact with the first connection pad, depositing a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer, patterning the second dielectric layer to form a second opening over the connector, filling the second opening to form a first bonding pad in contact with the connector, stacking a second chip on the first chip, wherein the second chip comprises a plurality of second active circuits and a second bonding pad and bonding the first chip and a second chip together to form a stacked semiconductor device through applying a hybrid bonding process to the first bonding pad and the second bonding pad.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323859

Backside fib probing detector in a forward and reverse body biasing architecture

An integrated circuit including a plurality of first semiconductor strips of a first conductivity type and of second semiconductor strips of a second conductivity type arranged in alternated and contiguous fashion on a region of the second conductivity type, including for each of the first strips: a plurality of bias contacts; for each bias contact, a switch capable of applying a potential on the bias contact; two detection contacts arranged at the ends of the first strip; and a detection circuit having its activation causing the turning off of the switches and the comparison with a threshold of the resistance between the detection contacts.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323794

Bottom source/drain silicidation for vertical field-effect transistor (fet)

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first active region on a semiconductor substrate, forming a semiconductor layer on the first active region, patterning the semiconductor layer into a plurality of fins extending from the first active region vertically with respect to the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first active region is located at bottom ends of the plurality of fins, forming a silicide layer on exposed portions of the first active region, forming an electrically conductive contact on the silicide region, forming a second active region on top ends of each of the plurality of fins, and forming a gate structure between the plurality of fins, wherein the gate structure is positioned over the first active region and under the second active region.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323724

Installation and method for winding an elongated flexible inductor

The present invention relates to an installation and method for winding an elongated flexible inductor, the proposed installation comprising a first conveyor (11) for moving the elongated flexible inductor (1) in a conveyance direction, supported on a conveyance surface (12); a retaining device (13) for fixing the flexible inductor (1) to said conveyance surface (12); winding means for winding a metallic lead wire (30) around a section of the flexible inductor (1) not supported on said conveyance surface (12), comprising at least one lead wire reel (31), a lead wire feed device (32) and a turning device (33), a holding device (20) provided for holding a portion of the already wound flexible inductor (1), being located opposite and spaced from the end of the first conveyor by a minimum predetermined distance, defining a winding area (50) susceptible to being accessed by said lead wire feed device (32); said turning device (33) causing the simultaneous turning of the first conveyor and of said holding device.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323653

Speech enhancement and audio event detection for an environment with non-stationary noise

A computer-implemented system and method provide an audio label for a noise signal. The computer-implemented system and method include receiving an audio input and obtaining the noise signal from the audio input. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323595

Method, apparatus and computer product to compensate for misaligned or overlapped electronic wallpapers

A method of compensating for misalignments along a seam of first and second electronic panels installed for a display device is provided. Each of the first and second electronic panels includes a plurality of pixels formed in an i×j matrix, wherein i and j are integers at least one. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323591

Illuminated sign for audio/video recording and communication devices

An illuminated sign for providing a warning that an area adjacent the illuminated sign is within a field of view of an audio/video (a/v) recording and communication device. The illuminated sign may include a front panel having translucent portions and opaque portions, and an illumination source located behind the front panel. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323577

Automated generation and presentation of lessons via digital media content extraction

An automated lesson generation learning system extracts text-based content from a digital programming file. The system parses the extracted content to identify a sentence, and key words within the sentences, to use as prompts in the lesson. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323576

Learning platform for increasing memory retention of definitions of words

A processing device receives an input of a word that is to be learned by a user, performs a search for a definition of the word using a search engine, and receives the definition of the word based on the search. The processing device prompts the user to rewrite the definition and receives a user input of a new definition for the word. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323569

Slow moving object road warning system

A computing device identifies a slow moving object and activates an alert signal a predetermined period of time when the slow moving object is identified. A sensor measurement is received from a sensor to compute a speed of travel of a moving object. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323444

Method and apparatus for atlas/model-based segmentation of magnetic resonance images with weakly supervised examination-dependent learning

In a magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus and segmentation method, a region in an mr image, acquired from a scan of a patient with an mr scanner of the apparatus, is provided to a computer for segmentation of the region from the overall image dataset. The segmentation takes place based on a classification of image elements of the image dataset, and the classification is iteratively re-trained in a weakly supervised learning algorithm based on examination-specific information provided to the computer.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323442

Method for supporting a reporting physician in the evaluation of an image data set, image recording system, computer program and electronically readable data carrier

A method for supporting a reporting physician in the evaluation of an image data set of a patient recorded with an image recording system. In an embodiment, the image data set is automatically processed by at least one preprocessing algorithm for display to the reporting physician. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323428

Method and terminal for implementing turning of virtual character

The present disclosure relates to a method and a terminal for implementing turning of a virtual character. The method includes: obtaining a turning angle of a virtual character; obtaining a preset fixed turning time; calculating an average angular velocity of the virtual character according to the turning angle and the preset fixed turning time; and controlling the virtual character to turn at the average angular velocity. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323389

Method and apparatus for evaluating risk based on sensor monitoring

Described are techniques for determining a quotation score that would be applicable across lines of insurance and/or carriers, and which involves the collection in real time of sensor information from plural groups of sensors deployed in a specific premises and associated with intrusion detection, access control, burglar, fire alarm systems and surveillance systems and/or other systems that monitor for physical/chemical/biological conditions. The techniques execute unsupervised learning models to continually analyze the collected sensor information to produce sequences of state transitions that are assign scores and from which a quotation score is produced.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323370

System and method for lane merge sequencing in drive-thru restaurant applications

According to exemplary methods, automated image processing of images from order locations of a multi-lane drive-thru system is continually performed using an automated ordering system. It is automatically determined if a vehicle is present at any of the order locations based on the automated image processing. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323326

Method and systems for determining programmatically expected performances

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for assessing a performance and/or determining a programmatically expected performance of a marketing campaign. In one embodiment a method for creating a unified data set from a plurality of data sets received from third-party service providers is disclosed. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323249

Complex dynamic route sequencing for multi-vehicle fleets using traffic and real-world constraints

Methods and systems to dynamically and optimally sequence routes based on historical and real-time traffic conditions, and to predict anticipated traffic conditions along the dynamically generated route are disclosed. Route sequencing may be based on a set of predefined constraints, e.g., distance, time, time with traffic, or any objective cost function. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323224

Apparatus for hardware accelerated machine learning

An architecture and associated techniques of an apparatus for hardware accelerated machine learning are disclosed. The architecture features multiple memory banks storing tensor data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323223

System, method, and program for predicting information

A system includes a learning object storing section that stores objects to be learned, a learning result storing section that stores learning results, and a control section connected to an input section. The control section computes a principal component coefficient vector of a first feature vector of an object to be processed that is designated by the input section, computes a principal component coefficient vector of a second feature vector using a principal component basis vector stored in the learning result storing section, and computes the second feature vector of the object to be processed using the principal component coefficient vector of the second feature vector.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323220

Modifying the modality of a computing device based upon a user's brain activity

Technologies are described herein for modifying the modality of a computing device based upon a user's brain activity. A machine learning classifier is trained using data that identifies a modality for operating a computing device and data identifying brain activity of a user of the computing device. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323201

Augmenting neural networks with external memory using reinforcement learning

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for augmenting neural networks with an external memory using reinforcement learning. One of the methods includes providing an output derived from the system output portion of the neural network output as a system output in the sequence of system outputs; selecting a memory access process from a predetermined set of memory access processes for accessing the external memory from the reinforcement learning portion of the neural network output; writing and reading data from locations in the external memory in accordance with the selected memory access process using the differentiable portion of the neural network output; and combining the data read from the external memory with a next system input in the sequence of system inputs to generate a next neural network input in the sequence of neural network inputs.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323189

Active rfid-based real time location systems

A computer-implemented method includes identifying one or more tag readers. The one or more of tag readers are positioned peripherally to a region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323178

Learning highlights using event detection

A highlight learning technique is provided to detect and identify highlights in sports videos. A set of event models are calculated from low-level frame information of the sports videos to identify recurring events within the videos. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323174

Food logging from images

A “food logger” provides various approaches for learning or training one or more image-based models (referred to herein as “meal models”) of nutritional content of meals. This training is based on one or more datasets of images of meals in combination with “meal features” that describe various parameters of the meal. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323161

Method and apparatus for early warning of danger

Provided are a method and an apparatus for early warning of danger, the method including acquiring image information of a target object through a first wearable device worn by a user, detecting a physical characteristic of the target object based on the acquired image information, determining a degree of danger that is a degree to which safety of the user is endangered, by using the detected physical characteristic, and providing a warning to the user based on the determined degree of danger of an event.. . ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323125

Method and device for performing spatial positioning on electronic tag, 3d signing and human-computer interaction

Provided are a method and a device for performing spatial positioning on an electronic tag, 3d signature and human-computer interaction. The method for performing spatial positioning on an electronic tag includes: arranging at least three sets of three-dimensionally distributed array antennas on an electronic device, each set of array antennas including multiple antenna array elements extending in one dimension; turning on an electronic tag reader to generate a radio frequency electromagnetic field when spatial positioning is performed on an electronic tag; acquiring induced voltage generated on each antenna array element in each set of array antennas when it is sensed that there is an electronic tag in the radio frequency electromagnetic field; and determining spatial position information of the electronic tag according to the induced voltage.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323058

Method and system for predicting continous cardiac output (cco) of a patient based on physiological data

The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and system for predicting a physiological condition of a patient during post-surgery recovery in intensive care unit (icu). The physiological condition is the continuous cardiac output (cco) of a patient ahead of time based on past physiological data. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323047

Method for triple-patterning friendly placement

The present disclosure is directed to a method for triple-patterning friendly placement. The method can include creating cell attributes identifying potential risk for triple-patterning design rule checking (tp drc) violations in both a vertical and a horizontal propagation in a placement region. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323037

Personalized fit and functional designed medical prostheses and surgical instruments and methods for making

Methods, devices and systems for virtual, remote and real-time collaboration between surgeons and engineers using system learning and intelligent and timely disbursement of design and performance information to engineering teams embarking on the preliminary design event of a personalized orthopaedic implant or personalize surgical instrument utilizing a case-based reasoning expert system. Additive manufacturing technology and statistically controlled advanced manufacturing processes quickly produce personalized medical devices worldwide.. ... Corning Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323000