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Recent patent applications related to Empire Technology Development Llc. Empire Technology Development Llc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Empire Technology Development Llc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Empire Technology Development Llc, we're just tracking patents.

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Composite image generation to remove obscuring objects

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to generate a composite image. The methods may include receiving first image data that includes object data corresponding to an object and receiving second image data that includes obscuring data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Real-time monitoring of material composition for quality control

Technologies are generally described for determination and analysis of an optical profile of a liquid-based material to implement real-time monitoring of a composition of the liquid-based material for quality control. An imaging sub-system may include a plurality of illumination sources configured to illuminate the liquid-based material with light, and one or more detectors. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Rhythm based multimedia generator

Technologies to generate multimedia data are generally described. In some examples, a multimedia generator may receive initial audio data that may include audio rhythm data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Screens for electronic devices, and methods for their preparation and use

A screen for an electronic device can include an intrascreen array of thin film photovoltaic cells embedded into a screen layer. The photovoltaic cells can be disposed at least substantially normal to a surface plane of the screen layer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Dual channel memory

Technologies are generally described related to a dual channel memory device, system and method of manufacture. Various described devices include utilization of both a front channel and a back channel through a substrate formed underneath a dual gate structure of a semiconductor device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Adaptive merchant site sampling linked to payment transactions

Technologies are generally described to adaptively sample merchant sites linked to payment transactions to gain insight into activities, interactions, and behaviors of visitors within the merchant site. In some examples, a payment network may define a virtual perimeter that represents an area of the merchant site in which to capture selected measurements. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Determining a write operation

Technologies are generally described herein for writing data to either volatile or nonvolatile memory. An estimated time for a last write operation to occur and an estimated time to a power down event are determined. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Three-dimensional display

Technologies are generally described for displaying a three-dimensional image. Example devices/systems described herein may use a plurality of light guides arranged in an array, and light emissive elements provided along a longitudinal direction of the light guides. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Gemini surfactants and methods for their preparation and use

Disclosed herein are gemini surfactants, and methods for making and using these gemini surfactants. These gemini surfactants may be incorporated in paints and coatings to provide hydrophilic and/or self-cleaning properties.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Novel gemini surfactant and their use

Disclosed herein are gemini surfactants, and methods for making and using these gemini surfactants. These gemini surfactants may be incorporated in paints and coatings to provide hydrophilic and/or self-cleaning properties.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Perspiration monitoring

A system may include a mesh that includes a non-electrically conductive mesh material. The system may also include a first electrode coupled to the mesh at a first location of the mesh. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Imaging through optical fibers for coupling optimization

Technologies are generally provided to establish imaging through an optical fiber to enhance optical coupling between an optoelectronic device and the optical fiber. Imaging may be established by determining transmission properties of the optical fiber based on an observed light pattern, and applying a phase mask to input light based on the transmission properties to produce a focused light at the output end of the optical fiber. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Orientation-based hashing for fast item orientation sensing

Technologies are generally described for orientation-based hashing to determine item orientation. In some examples, a conveyance system may be configured to adjust the orientations of various types of items before sorting. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

Methods and apparatuses for additive manufacturing

Extrusion heads, methods of forming an extrusion head, and methods of forming an object are disclosed herein. An extrusion head may include a plurality of nozzles. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160360321

Mems-based structure for pico speaker

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to a mems-based audio speaker system that includes a first movable element, formed from a first layer of a semiconductor substrate, and a second movable element, formed from a second layer of the semiconductor substrate that is a different layer than the first layer of the semiconductor substrate. The first movable element may be configured to oscillate along a first directional path substantially orthogonal to the first plane.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160360320

Mems-based audio speaker system with modulation element

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to a mems-based audio speaker system configured for generating an audio signal. The speaker system includes one or more apertures in the speaker system positioned to receive the ultrasonic carrier signal and one or more movable and over-sized obstruction elements that are configured to modulate the ultrasonic carrier signal and thereby generate an audio signal. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160360185

Three-dimensional imaging sensor calibration

Technologies are generally described for calibrating three-dimensional image sensors. In some examples, an imaging system may include a sensor for detecting two-dimensional image data associated with a scene and a sensor for detecting depth data associated with the scene. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160358056

Solid-state barcodes and methods for their preparation and use

Solid-state barcodes, paints containing the solid-state barcodes, and methods of manufacturing the paint are disclosed. The solid-state barcode may include a core portion and a shell portion substantially surrounding the core portion. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160357760

Property list customization

Technologies are generally described for customization of a list of properties associated with media files based at least in part on user's preferences. In some examples, a method may include receiving, by a server, a plurality of user inputs that respectively identify the user's designated favorites from among a plurality of media files; determining, by the server, the user's preferences from among a plurality of properties associated with the user's designated favorites from among the plurality of media files, based at least in part on the received user inputs; and providing, by the server, the user with a list of the plurality of properties based at least in part on the user's preferences from among the plurality of properties.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160356954

Optical waveguides for optoelectronic devices and methods of making the same

An optical waveguide may include a graded refractive index structure including a core structure, and a cladding at least partially surrounding the core structure and having an outer surface and an inner surface contacting the core structure. The core structure of the optical waveguide may have a higher refractive index than the cladding. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/08/16 / #20160356632

Sensor degradation compensation

In some examples, a method of sensor degradation compensation is described. The method may include generating first characterization data for calibration of a first sensor, from amongst multiple sensors that include the first sensor and at least a second sensor, based on first sensor data generated by the first sensor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/01/16 / #20160352513

Asymmetrical chaotic encryption

Implementations and techniques for asymmetrical chaotic encryption are generally disclosed. One disclosed method for asymmetrical encryption includes determining a ciphertext control block from data, where the ciphertext control block is based at least in part on one or more chebyshev polynomials. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/01/16 / #20160349216

Odor sensors

Odor sensors and methods for their preparation and use are described. In some examples, an odor sensor may include a convex quartz crystal resonator having a first surface and a second surface, a pair of first electrodes disposed on the first surface, a second electrode disposed on the second surface, and at least one odor-sensitive material disposed on the second electrode.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/01/16 / #20160347618

Method of producing graphene from a hydrocarbon gas and liquid metal catalysts

Methods of producing graphene, reaction chambers for forming graphene, and graphene sheets formed from the methods are described herein. A method may include adding at least one metal catalyst in a reaction chamber, adding at least one hydrocarbon gas in the reaction chamber, allowing the at least one metal catalyst and the at least one hydrocarbon gas to contact one another to produce a product, and dehydrogenating the product to produce the graphene.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

12/01/16 / #20160347005

Methods and systems for monitoring melt zones in polymer three dimensional printing

Technologies are generally described for controlling fabrication of a 3d printed article by monitoring a temperature of an active growth region during a 3d printing of polymer material. A polymer material may be doped with one or more fluorescent molecules, which may be excited during a 3d printing of the polymer material. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/24/16 / #20160345121

Concurrent wireless power transfer and data communication

Systems and methods for concurrent wireless power transfer and data transmission are provided. A constraint encoder receives data bits for communication to a mobile device and encodes the data bits onto a transmit signal. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/24/16 / #20160345104

Mems-based audio speaker system using single sideband modulation

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to a mems-based audio speaker system configured with multiple speaker devices to generate an audio signal that is substantially without a high-band ultrasonic signal. Energy may be transferred to a low frequency sideband of the audio signal output and substantially eliminated from the high frequency sideband of the audio signal by passing an acoustic carrier signal through two different modulators. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/24/16 / #20160343096

Evaluation of payment fencing information and determination of rewards to facilitate anti-fraud measures

Technologies are generally described that relate to facilitating evaluation of payment fencing information and determination of rewards. An example method may include receiving, by a device comprising a processor, first electronic information indicative of a purchase for travel by a first entity; and determining second electronic information indicative of a rebate associated with the travel, wherein the determining is based on receipt of payment fencing information related to the travel. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/24/16 / #20160342968

Loyalty program system

Technologies are generally described that relate to managing and/or generating incentive data. An example method may include receiving a set of activity data associated with an entity. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/24/16 / #20160341916

Optical fibers without cladding

In some examples, an optical fiber may include a clad portion and an exposed fiber core that extends from the clad portion. Multiple such optical fibers may be included in a fiber bundle having a condensed region of fiber cores spaced at a first center-to-center spacing and a non-condensed region of clad portions spaced at a second center-to-center spacing greater than the first center-to-center spacing. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/17/16 / #20160337744

Repurposable microphone and speaker

Technologies including methods, devices, systems and computer readable media related repurposing a speaker to operate as a microphone and/or repurposing a microphone to operate as a speaker.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/17/16 / #20160337247

Network controller security monitor

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to compare network element instructions and network control instructions. In some examples, first instructions may be identified and may be related to flow of network traffic. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/17/16 / #20160335160

Memory device with speculated bit flip threshold

Technologies are described for systems, devices and methods effective to decode data read from a memory. Coded data may be stored in a buffer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/17/16 / #20160334636

Light field filter

According to some examples, a lens apparatus includes a plurality of near-field spatial filters, each of the near-field spatial filters including a first near-field lens that includes a first focal length, a second near-field lens that includes a second focal length, and a first plate that includes a pin-hole, the first plate being disposed between the first near-field lens and the second near-field lens such that the pin-hole in the first plate is substantially at a point where a focus of the first near-field lens and a focus of the second near-field lens substantially coincide based at least in part on the first focal length and the second focal length. The lens apparatus further includes a plurality of far-field spatial filters optically coupled to the plurality of near-field spatial filters, each of the far-field spatial filters including a first field lens that includes a third focal length, a second far-field lens that includes a fourth focal length, and a second plate that includes a pin-hole, the second plate being disposed between the first far-field lens and the second far-field lens such that the pin-hole in the second pin-hole plate is substantially at a point where a focus of the first far-field lens and a focus of the second far-field lens substantially coincide based at least in part on the third focal length and the fourth focal length, and wherein the third focal length and the fourth focal length are different than either of the first focal length and the second focal length.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/17/16 / #20160334581

Aligning guide using pressure-sensitive index change elastomer

An optical interconnect can be located between a first optical guide with a first optical guide end and a second optical guide with a second optical guide end. The first optical guide and the second optical guide can each have an operational wavelength, which can be substantially the same such that light of such a wavelength can propagate through the optical interconnect. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/17/16 / #20160334390

Methods and devices for high throughput screening of conditions affecting stem cell differentiation

Disclosed are methods and systems for testing the effects of various morphogens and/or feeder cells on the differentiation of pluripotent cells. The assays described herein can be used for determining the optimum conditions that lead to differentiation of stem cells. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160330435

Three-dimensional display device using fluorescent material

Technologies are generally described for displaying a three-dimensional image of an object. In various examples, a display device is described, where the device may generate a first light beam from a first light source based on a first input signal indicative of the object. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160327798

Augmented reality (ar) system

In an ar system, an ar display device may be configured to generate a virtual image that includes information provided by a computer device next to or overlaying a physical object that is observed by a user utilizing the ar system in real time.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160327747

Printed ball lens and methods for their fabrication

Optical elements, particularly micro-ball lenses, and methods of forming optical elements are described. A method of forming micro-ball lenses may include providing a textured substrate, depositing one or more droplets of ball lens precursor material on the surface of the textured substrate, and curing the one or more droplets of ball lens precursor material. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160327467

Method and apparatus for detecting particulate matter

Various methods and apparatuses for detecting particulate matter are described herein. An illustrative apparatus may include a diode laser positioned adjacent to a first end of an optical cavity having a length. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160327433

Title: integrated packaging for multi-component sensors

Technologies are generally described for fabrication of a multi-component device, and employment thereof. The device may include a substrate, and a multitude of light sources and one or more photo detectors positioned on a surface of the substrate. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160325487

Increased interlayer adhesion of three-dimensional printed articles

Technologies are generally described to increase interlayer adhesion of a 3d printed article. A printhead of a 3d printing system may include an extrusion nozzle configured to deposit one or more polymer layers onto a substrate to form the 3d printed article. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160324564

Devices and techniques for ablative treatment

Technologies are generally described for devices for ablation of a target material. The device may be a medical device and may have a medical tool portion and an ablative device portion. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/10/16 / #20160324171

Phase change systems and methods for their preparation and use

A phase change system and methods of making a phase change system are disclosed. A multiple phase change system is also disclosed. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/03/16 / #20160321107

Finite automata manager

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to select program instructions for a hardware finite automaton on a multi-core processor that includes two or more cores. A hardware finite automata manager may identify executable instructions associated with a particular one of the cores of the multi-core processor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317979

Graphene membranes and methods for making and using the same

Techniques described herein are generally related to graphene membranes having gas-permeable substrates. Various example substrates may include a gas-permeable substrate with a convoluted surface and a graphene layer on the gas-permeable substrate. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/27/16 / #20160316506

Line of sight initiated handshake

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to implement a line of sight initiated handshake. In some examples, a processor in a first communication device may detect a line of sight directed from the first communication device to a second communication device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/27/16 / #20160316253

Localized audio source extraction from video recordings

Technologies are generally described for a system to process a collection of video recordings of a scene to extract and localize audio sources for the audio data. According to some examples, video recordings captured by mobile devices from different perspectives may be uploaded to a central database. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/27/16 / #20160313521

Silicon chip with refractive index gradient for optical communication

Technologies pertaining to a chip with a refractive index gradient, including fabrication thereof, are generally described. The refractive index gradient may be formed by creating atomic scale inclusions throughout a thickness of the chip by inducing nanoporosity into the chip, dissociating and diffusing oxygen into the chip, or performing chemical vapor deposition. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/27/16 / #20160313317

Biomolecular detection using multiphoton plasmonic cooperative coupling

Methods, systems, and kits are disclosed for determining the presence of a biomolecule. An assay plate may be composed of nanostructures capable of binding the biomolecule. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/27/16 / #20160313242

Refractive index measurement of liquids over a broad spectral range

Techniques described herein generally relate to a refractometer. Using electromagnetic energy, the refractometer can accurately measure refractive index of a liquid without bulky precision optics. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/27/16 / #20160312121

Bromine-free fire retardant (fr) agents capable of using a cyclization mechanism

Provided herein are fire retardant compounds capable of undergoing a cyclization reaction to provide an elimination product and a cyclization product, as described herein. Also provided are compositions, polymers and articles including a fire retardant compound, and processes for preparing the compositions and articles.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/20/16 / #20160308666

Bandwidth amplification using pre-clocking

Technologies are generally described herein for bandwidth amplification using a pre-clock signal to latch data at a latch in an input register of a sender section while passing the data through a multiplexer of the sender section in a serial manner. In some configurations, pre-clocking the multiplexer can allow for parallel operations to occur within the sender section, thus hiding or reducing the effects of certain serialization delays associated with the multiplexer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/20/16 / #20160307064

Identification system and method

A system to identity at least a property of a substance located in an object, or located on a surface of the object, is generally described. The system may include an electromagnetic radiation (emr) source arranged to selectively emit emr at more than one wavelength to illuminate the surface of the object. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/20/16 / #20160304761

Thermostatic materials, methods of making, and uses thereof

Thermostatic materials and methods for making and using the materials are disclosed. The thermostatic materials have phase change materials (pcms) incorporated into a composite with thermoreversible gels (trgs) that undergo gelation prior to the melt temperature of the pcms so that at temperatures at which the pcms become liquid, the liquid pcm is retained by the gel, and at temperatures at which the gel becomes liquid, the liquid form of the gel is retained by a solid form of the pcm.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/20/16 / #20160304669

Compounds and methods for producing nylon 6

Methods and compounds for producing nylon 6 are disclosed. Di-substituted furanic compounds may be used as the raw material for producing precursor compounds for nylon 6, and the precursor compounds are convertible to nylon 6.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/13/16 / #20160299405

Gradient index (grin) backplane routing

Technologies are generally described to employ an optical effect, such as pockels effect to direct an optical communication signal within a gradient index (grin) backplane. An electric field may be created between two or more electrodes located on different surfaces of the grin backplane in response to an application of electrical excitation to at least one of the electrodes. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/13/16 / #20160299303

Non-linear gradient index (grin) optical backplane

Technologies are generally described to fabricate an optical circuit board with a non-linear gradient index (grin) optical backplane. An optical backplane with a non-linear grin may be formed as a circuit board enabling communicative coupling between at least two components on the circuit board and/or between one or more components and an optical interface via one or more optical pathways within the optical backplane. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/13/16 / #20160299290

Preparation and usage of optical waveguides

A mirrorless optical waveguide can include a cladding and a core. The core can include an elongate section parallel to a surface plane. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/13/16 / #20160297682

Graphene etching methods, systems, and composites

Techniques described herein generally relate to etching graphene. The techniques can include disposing graphene on a patterned substrate, applying a resist to the graphene on the patterned substrate, curing the resist, and etching exposed portions of the graphene. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160295159

Data interpoltion

When a picture displayed on a client device is enlarged, the client device may be configured to insert new pixels between two adjacent pixels in the picture. When actual values of the new pixels are stored on a server, the client device may submit a request to the server for actual values of the new pixels. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160293180

Sound verification

In some examples, sound verification may include a speaker device that may be configured to transmit sound at a dynamic volume level and a listening device that may be configured to receive the sound and provide feedback to the speaker device based on the received sound. The primary transceiver device may be further configured to adjust the dynamic volume level based on the feedback provided by the secondary transceiver device.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160292810

Local management for intermediary graphics rendition

Technologies related to intermediary graphics rendition are generally described. In some examples, one or more devices in a local network may be equipped to serve as real-time graphics rendering intermediary computing devices for clients in the local network. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160292687

Verification location determination for entity presence confirmation of online purchases

Technologies are generally described that relate to verification location determination for entity presence confirmation of online purchases. An example method may include determining whether a first risk level associated with a first candidate transaction is capable of mitigation to a defined level via physical verification of an entity associated with the first candidate transaction, wherein the first candidate transaction is determined to satisfy a defined risk profile. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160292590

Streaming analytics

In some examples, a computing system may gathering, from a machine learning unit associated with the computing system, data as a training data, label the data to identify the labeled data as the training data, which may be then recirculated for each of one or more analytics modules of the machine learning unit.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160290781

Apparatus and methods for detecting substrate alignment during a printing process

Printing apparatuses for detection of substrate alignment, methods for manufacture and use thereof, and substrates are disclosed. One printing apparatus may include a printing assembly having at least one conductive alignment sensor with a plurality of inductive coils configured to generate an electromagnetic field. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160288071

Systems and methods for reducing corrosion in a reactor system using rotational force

Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating corrosion of components of a reactor system, including a supercritical water gasification system, are described. The reactor system may include various system components, such as one or more pre-heaters, heat exchangers and reactor vessels. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

10/06/16 / #20160287164

Portable flow meter for low volume applications

An apparatus is disclosed that may include a substrate that may have a surface, a channel of a volume that may be defined, at least in part, by the substrate, wherein the channel may have a first end and a second end, a valve may be coupled to the channel at the first end, wherein the valve may be configured to allow a fluid to pass into the channel when the valve is open, and a continuity detector, which may be coupled to the channel at the second end, wherein the continuity detector may be activated when the fluid contacts the continuity detector, wherein the continuity detector may further be configured to provide a signal to close the valve and remove the fluid from the channel. A method for calculating a rate of flow of a fluid collected from a bodily surface into a body-worn device is disclosed.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160286359

Determination of a location of a communication device

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to determine a location of a communication device. In some examples, a method may include generating a request for a response from the communication device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160285906

Virtual machine placement

Technologies for virtual machine placement within a data center are described herein. An example method may include determining a shared threat potential for a virtual machine based, at least in part, on a degree of co-location the virtual machine has with a current virtual machine operating on a physical machine, determining a workload threat potential for the virtual machine based, at least in part, on a level of advantage associated with placing the virtual machine on the physical machine, determining a threat potential for the virtual machine based, at least in part, on a combination of the shared threat potential and the workload threat potential, and placing the virtual machine on the physical machine based on the threat potential.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160285515

Broadcasting a message using modulated power

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to broadcast a message. In some examples, the methods may include receiving the message at a modulator. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160285085

Electrodes for energy storage devices and methods for their preparation

Electrodes that include at least one active material layer, and at least one graphitized carbon structure layer are disclosed. The active material layer may include an active metal ion complex. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160283386

Sequential access of cache data

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to access data in a cache. In an example, a method to access data in a cache may include processing a first request for data at a first memory address related to first data in a memory. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160283117

Data storage in degraded solid state memory

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to operate a memory device. A memory controller may compress initial data to produce compressed data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160280980

Functionalized boron nitride materials and methods for their preparation and use

A polymeric flexible substrate may be formed from h-bn sheets having a monolayer of hexagonal born nitride interspersed with domains of at least one functionalized material. The functionalized h-bn sheets may be used in various electronic components such as in circuit boards and touch sensors.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160280593

Strengthened glass substrates

Methods of making a strengthened ultra-thin glass substrate may include forming a film including a volume expanding composition on a glass substrate, and treating the film under conditions sufficient to cause volume expansion of the volume expanding composition, thereby generating internal compressive stress in the film such that compressive stress is imparted onto the substrate and a fracture strength of the substrate is improved. In some embodiments, the volume expanding compound is converted into a different compound with a larger volume when it is treated under sufficient conditions.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279834

Microwave dipolar heating of energetic polymers for carbon fiber-matrix separation

The present technology provides a carbon fiber reinforced plastic that includes carbon fibers covalently bonded to an energetic polymer and a polymer matrix. Also described is a method for recycling carbon fibers from the carbon fiber reinforced plastic material using microwave energy to separate the carbon fibers from the polymer matrix.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/22/16 / #20160277533

Method of outputting estimated qoes on a terminal on an application basis

Implementations and techniques for outputting information about estimated qoes on a terminal on which plural applications can be executed are generally disclosed. The estimated qoes may be obtained by performing qoe estimation on an application basis.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/22/16 / #20160276439

Output capacitance reduction in power transistors

Technologies are described for reduction of an output capacitance of a transistor. In some examples, spacing of source-to-drain metallization may be increased and a sealed air-gap may be employed in an elongated trench in the drain region to reduce a dielectric constant of a portion of the body region and thereby the output capacitance of the transistor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/22/16 / #20160275798

Operator alertness monitor

In one example embodiment, an operator alertness monitoring system may include a proximate condition monitor that is configured to issue an alert to direct an operator's attention to a detected hazardous condition, and an operator alertness monitor that is configured to detect the operator's physical reaction to the issued alert and instruct the proximate condition monitor to respond to the operator's detected physical reaction to the issued alert.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/22/16 / #20160274272

Fluorinated siloxanes and methods for their preparation

Fluorinated siloxane compositions, and methods of making and using the fluorinated siloxanes are disclosed. The polymers described herein may exhibit self-healing properties, a low dielectric constant, and a low refractive index. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/22/16 / #20160271497

Dynamic gaming experience adjustments

Technologies are generally described to dynamically alter a game while a gamer is playing the game so as to affect the gaming experience experienced by the gamer. According to some examples, one or more physiological signals may be collected from a gamer as the gamer is playing a game. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/22/16 / #20160270671

Sensor regime selection and implementation

In some examples, a device may include an orientation sensor, a device sensor, a sensor regime storage unit, an analysis module, and a device output module. The orientation sensor may generate orientation data indicative of a physical state of the device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160270215

Flexible electronics device

Technologies are generally described for fabricating a multilayer substrate for a flexible electronic device. In example methods, at least one flexible film layer may be attached to a support film layer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160269488

Two-level cloud system migration

Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to provide migration of data to a cloud computing service without interruption of service to client devices. In an example, a method includes establishing a first communication link with one or more communication devices and establishing a second communication link with a source device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160267986

Differential writing for life extension of portions of a memory device

Technologies are generally described that relate to differential writing for life extension of portions of non-volatile memory that have a likelihood of error that satisfies a defined condition. An example method may include determining that at least two components of a memory device satisfy a defined condition; writing to a first component of the at least two components with first data having a first representation. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160266542

Holographic image generation and reconstruction

Technologies are generally described for generating a holographic image of an object and a background image of the object. In various examples, a holographic image generation apparatus is described, where a light beam from a light source may be provided to a beam splitter, which may split the light beam into a first light beam that can be irradiated on and scattered by the object to generated an object light beam, and a second light beam that can be reflected by a mirror to generate a reference light beam. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160266313

Thermally printed optic circuits

Methods of making optical circuits or waveguides and optical circuits and waveguides made by such methods are disclosed. Optical circuits may include a substrate, a first polymer layer, and a second polymer layer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160265023

Liposomal detection devices and methods for their use and preparation

Liposomal detection devices and methods of making and using such devices are disclosed. Such liposomal detection devices may be used to detect microbes by detecting a byproduct of microbial metabolism, or may be used to detect changes in ph and/or changes in temperature. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264733

Methods and compounds for producing nylon 6,6

Alternating co-polymers of cyclic dicarboxylic acids and cyclic diamines may be used to produce nylon 6,6. Di-substituted furan compounds may be used as the raw material for producing furan-dicarboxylic acids and/or furan-diamines. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160262003

Suppression of discovery of mobile devices in a wireless network

Technologies are generally described for suppressing discovery of mobile devices in a wireless ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) network, reducing the number of network transmissions by devices in the network and reducing network congestion and prolonging battery life. A mobile device may add supplementary information to introductory beacons transmitted by the device that indicate no response is necessary from other devices participating in the network except for a coordinator of the network. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160261320

Signal sequence estimation

In a spatial modulation multiple-input-multiple-output (sm-mimo) wireless communication system, multiple transmitting antennae and multiple receiving antennae may be utilized to respectively transmit and receive wireless signals for the communication. A selection of a combination of the multiple transmitting antennae may be configured to represent one or more binary digits in a signal sequence. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160260007

Ultrasonic thin film tags

Ultrasound thin film tags are disclosed. The tags include a pattern of regions, wherein the pattern is configured to create thin film interference when scanned with ultrasound energy. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160259765

Document interaction evaluator based on an ontology

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to evaluate an interaction with a document. In some examples, a method may include identifying, by a processor, content data of the document. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160257638

Methods of producing dicarbonyl compounds

Dicarboxylic acids, such as adipic acid, and diesters, such as adipates, may be produced by hydrogenating alkynes that may be produced from raw materials salvaged from waste stream processes. The carbons of the dicarboxylic acids are provided by alkynes generated from biomass waste and carbon dioxide recovered from waste streams such as exhaust gases.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160256714

Visualization of beam trajectories in radiation therapy

Technologies are generally described for providing medical imaging during radiation therapy. In one embodiment, a radiation therapy system includes an x-ray apparatus and a monitoring apparatus. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/08/16 / #20160255872

Food additive, food packaging additives, and uses thereof

Food additives and food packaging materials having phase change materials are provided. Examples of phase change materials include gallic acid esters, tannic acid esters, fulvic acid, chitosan esters, hemicellulose derived esters, and the like. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160255470

Location determining scheme

A method performed under control of a mobile device may include receiving at least one probe response from at least one wi-fi access point; determining whether a number of the at least one wi-fi access point satisfies a predetermined condition; adjusting a signal transmission power of a probe request, when the determining indicates that the number of the at least one wi-fi access point does not satisfy the predetermined condition; and transmitting the probe request with the adjusted signal transmission power.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160255264

Display detection for augmented reality

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to detect a presence of a display. In some examples, a processor may receive image data from a camera. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160255103

Malicious virtual machine alert generator

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to generate an alert in a data center. In some examples, a device may detect an execution of a virtual machine in the data center. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160254009

Identification by sound data

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to identify an individual. In some examples, a microphone may receive sound data such as sound that may be present in a mall. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253841

Augmented reality skin evaluation

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to produce an evaluation image. In some examples, a processor may receive initial image data generated by light reflected from an object, that corresponds to a real object at a first instance of time. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253832

Scene image generator

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to generate a scene image. In an example, a processor may receive a first rendered object from a first device and may further store the first rendered object in a memory. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253298

Photo and document integration

Technologies are generally described for a integrating pictures and documents. In some examples, a user device may receive a request for inserting a future picture into a document; determine an area within the document in which to insert the future picture; and display a camera view-finder in the determined area.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253215

Resource consumption optimization

In some examples, in a supply-and-demand system, e.g., a cloud computing environment or an electrical grid, a coordinator may collect resource consumption data from one or more consuming entities. Based on the collected resource consumption data, the coordinator may be configured to predict resource consumption requirement of each consuming entity in a subsequent time period. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160253212

Thread and data assignment in multi-core processors

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems to assign threads in a multi-core processor. In an example, a method to assign threads in a multi-core processor may include determining data relating to memory controllers fetching data in response to cache misses experienced by a first core and a second core. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160252758

Secure transparent display

A system has a first lens including a first polarization filter and a light polarization layer, a second lens including a second polarization filter and a polarization angle control module coupled to the first lens. The polarization angle control module operatively enables determination of an angle of polarization of the second polarization filter and adjusts an angle of polarization of the light polarization layer such that an image may be viewed when looking through the first lens and the second lens.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160251122

Gecko-like container capping system and methods

Methods, systems, caps, containers, and assemblies for a gecko-like container capping system are described. A gecko-like cap configured to cover an opening in a container may include an inner surface configured to mate with an opening surface of a container. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/01/16 / #20160249849

Devices and methods for measuring hair condition

Technologies are generally described for measuring hair condition using a hair condition measuring device. Example devices and systems described herein may include a first clamp, a second clamp, a vibrator, a laser beam source, a photodetector and/or a processor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160249180

Remote driving assistance

In at least some examples, a control center, which provides remote driving assistance service, may be configured to receive traffic data from sensors and to identify an area of congested traffic, based on the received traffic data, within a predetermined range of the sensors. When the control center receives a request for the remote driving assistance service, from a vehicle within the predetermined range of the sensor, the control center may generate and transmit remote driving commands to the vehicle.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160249157

Adaptable coil-nfc antenna for powered and unpowered applications

Technologies are generally described to provide adaptable near field communication (nfc) in portable devices to enable a portable device to provide wireless power transfer (wpt) functionality and nfc functionality. According to some examples, a wireless power antenna installed on the portable device may be configured to function as a wpt antenna and as an nfc antenna. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160248895

Automatic contacts sorting

To automatically sort multiple contacts of a user, in some examples, a system may be configured to monitor physiological signals, which reflect the emotional responses, of the user during communications between the user and his/her contacts and, further, to classify the contacts into multiple contact groups that may be sorted by the emotional responses of the user.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160248891

Scene-based variable compression

Technology is disclosed for enabling scene-based variable compression (“the technology”). In some embodiments, the technology can receive an indication of a compression level for a first content type, wherein the compression level specifies a tolerance level for lossy compression; receive a request for content, the content having at least two portions, wherein a first portion has first content of the first content type and the second portion has second content of a second content type, a first compression method associated with the indicated compression level and a second compression method associated with a different compression level. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160248883

Virtual machine migration based on communication from nodes

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to migrate a virtual machine between computing devices. A first and second node may be identified effective to access the virtual machine at a first computing device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160248711

Generation of a communication request based on visual selection

Technologies are generally described for generating a communication request. An example method may include retrieving an image from a memory. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160247560

Memory sensing

Technologies are generally described herein for technologies to sense the threshold voltage for memory cells in one sensing operation. The memory cells may be storage circuits for a flash memory device, such as a multilevel flash memory device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160247402

Vehicle location indicator

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to provide an indication of a location of a first vehicle. In some examples, a processor may receive a request for the location of the first vehicle that includes an identification of the first vehicle. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160246997

Social network reports

Technology is disclosed for generating social networking reports. In various embodiments, the technology receives an identity of a user wherein the identity is associated with a first online social network and does not include a password; collects first information about the user from the first online social network; generates a first report based on the collected first information; and transmits the generated first report.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160246948

Digital rights management based on formatting feature

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to generate modified content data. In some examples, the methods may include obtaining, by a processor, identification data associated with an identification. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160246421

Annular user interface

Technologies are generally described for a user interface system configured to detect a user's action. In various examples, an electronic device operable by a user may include an annular sensor and a processor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160245772

Photoswitchable graphene membranes

Graphene composites are disclosed. The graphene composites may include, for example, a photoswitchable layer, a graphene layer, and a substrate. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/25/16 / #20160243446

Game item management

Technologies are generally described for a game item management scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of a game server may include receiving, from a player account, a request to play a game hosted on the game server; determining whether the player account has been dormant based at least in part on an amount of elapsed time between a most recent playing of the game and the receiving; and modifying at least one game item associated with the player account, when the determining indicates that the player account has been dormant.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160240911

Optimal direction determination of radio signals

Mobile communication devices, e.g., cellphones, may integrate an antenna array that includes one or more antenna to form radio beams at a preferred direction and a signal locator to identify coordinates corresponding to a strongest signal strength and direct the antenna array towards the strongest single strength.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160240006

Evaluation of augmented reality skins

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to evaluate an augmented reality skin. In some examples, when an augmented reality skin, when an augmented reality skin is executed in a full mode, the augmented reality skin may produce a set of augmented data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160240005

Subject selected augmented reality skin

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to generate augmented image data. In some examples, a first device may receive first data from a second device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160240004

Augmented reality skin manager

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to set up image data to be processed by an augmented reality device. In some examples, a processor may generate image data from light reflected from a real object. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239906

Speculative allocation of instances

In one example embodiment, operations may include predicting winning bidders in an auction for computing resources; pre-placing machine images before the auction has been completed; booting-up at least a portion of the pre-placed machine images before the auction has been completed; and assigning a booted-up virtual machine to one of the predicted auction winners.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239580

Web tracking protection

Technologies and implementations for providing web tracking protection are generally disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239556

Data synchronization

Technologies are generally described for a data synchronization scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of a client device may include connecting to a server based at least in part on user account login information; receiving, from the server, a data file stored in connection with the user account; storing the received data file in a local data storage; receiving a request to logout the client device; determining that the client device is disconnected from the server and/or that the data file stored on the local data storage is not synchronized with the data file stored in connection with the user account; and encrypting the data file stored on the local data storage.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239505

Determining reliability of online post

Technologies are generally described for determining a reliability of an online post. In some examples, a method may include identifying from an online post at least one word associated with a place, identifying a location from which the online post was posted, and determining a reliability of the online post based at least in part on the identified word associated with the place and the identified location from which the online post was posted.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239491

Data exchange between multiple sourcing devices

A method performed under control of a first device may include receiving a first photo from a second device; extracting information regarding the first photo; selecting a second photo that is associated with the extracted information from among a plurality of photos; and making the second photo accessible to the second device.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239313

Control of router in cloud system

Technologies are generally described for a scheme for controlling rebooting process of computing nodes. In some examples, a method performed under control of a router connected between a storage and a computing node may include receiving a signal that initiates a rebooting process of the computing node; enabling an fpga (field-programmable gate array) to transmit at least one packet; and transmitting the at least one packet from the storage to the computing node based at least in part on a predefined fpga program that is stored in the fpga.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/18/16 / #20160239088

Touch screen with tactile feedback

Examples of sensing a human touch to a touch screen and providing tactile and visual feedback are disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/11/16 / #20160234287

Remotely controlled crowd-sourced media capture

The disclosed technology receives at a second computing device a message from a first computing device comprising at least an indication of a physical motion, a requested motion, or an indication of a camera control operation. The indicated motion can correspond to a physical motion made to the first computing device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/11/16 / #20160233933

Spatial modulation multiple-input-multiple-output (sm-mimo) system

In an sm-mimo wireless communication system, multiple transmitting antennae may be utilized to transmit wireless signals that carry signal sequences. A selection of the multiple transmitting antennae may be configured to represent a portion of the signal sequences so that channel state information (csi) is not required at the receiving end of the sm-mimo system.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/11/16 / #20160232671

Identification of a photographer based on an image

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to identify a photographer of an image based on the image. The image may correspond to image data generated by a device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/11/16 / #20160232176

Data scrubbing certification for platform technologies

Technologies are generally described to monitor an ingress and egress of data to and from platform provided storage. In some examples, a data scrubbing certification module of a platform may be configured to determine an existence of a data retention and elimination policy of a service associated with an application executed at the platform, where the service may store application data within a data store of the platform. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/11/16 / #20160232127

Heterogeneous multicore processor with graphene-based transistors

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to the use of processors that include graphene-containing computing elements while minimizing or otherwise reducing the effects of high leakage energy associated with graphene computing elements. Furthermore, embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for scheduling instructions for processing by a chip multiprocessor that includes graphene-containing computing elements arranged in multiple processor groups.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/11/16 / #20160230015

Uv curable hydrophilic coatings

Uv curing hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include about 40 wt. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/04/16 / #20160225962

Nanoparticle gradient refractive index encapsulants for semi-conductor diodes

A gradient refractive index light emitting diode is disclosed. The light emitting diode includes a die at least partially encapsulated within a polymer, and nanoparticles dispersed within the polymer along a concentration gradient related to the distance from the die. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/04/16 / #20160224687

Content-based automatic input protocol selection

Technologies for selecting an input protocol based on an input content are generally disclosed. In one example, a method for selecting an input protocol based on an input content can include: acquiring the input content; analyzing the input content; extracting one or more indivisible individual units from the input content; calculating a similarity between a first frequency of occurrence of the one or more indivisible individual units and a second frequency of occurrence of the one or more indivisible individual units, wherein the second frequency of occurrence of the one or more indivisible individual units is predetermined with a second value of frequency of occurrence; ranking the similarity; identifying the input protocol based on the similarity; and selecting a first ranked input protocol having a highest similarity.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/04/16 / #20160224671

Content management across multiple mediums

Technologies are generally described for content management. In some examples, a method may include uploading, by an electronic device, to a server of at least one social networking service (sns), a media file stored in the electronic device; receiving, by the server, one or more user reactions to the media file; transmitting, by the server, to the electronic device, the one or more user reactions; storing, by the electronic device, the one or more user reactions in connection with the media file; and showing, by the electronic device, the one or more user reactions in connection with the media file when a user of the electronic device browses the media file.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/04/16 / #20160224436

Cloud data backup storage manager

Techniques for cloud data backup are disclosed. Example methods may store backup data from a client computer on portions of data storage media associated with peer computers. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220184

Hydration monitor

Techniques for hydration monitoring are discussed herein. An example technique may include receiving a fluid intake value from a flow meter. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160219412

Determining the position of a mobile device in an indoor environment

Technologies and implementations for determining the location of a device in an indoor environment are generally disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160219144

Presence-based device mode modification

In some examples, a first device may detect the presence of a second device or a particular person and, when a triggering event related to the second device or the particular person applies, the first device may change from a first mode to a second mode.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160218750

Parity check code encoder

Technologies to encode and decode a message are disclosed herein. In some implementations, a low density parity check (“ldpc”) code base graph g(k) may be divided a number of times into a smaller ldpc code graph g(k−n). ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160217691

Dispatch of automated external defibrillators

Technologies are generally described for an automated external defibrillator (aed) dispatch system. In various examples, the aed dispatch system may include a receiver, a vehicle determination unit, and a transmitter. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160217205

Ontology-based data access monitoring

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to monitor a data access activity. In some examples, a method may include receiving, by a processor, a destination concept. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160217080

Memory initialization using cache state

Techniques are generally described for cache management in a processor with a cache. In response to receiving a bulk memory modification instruction, data blocks of the cache associated with the bulk memory modification instruction may be identified. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160216951

Migration of executing processes

In one example embodiment, live migration in a datacenter may include jit compiling a process that is configured to be executed on both a source instruction set architecture and a destination instruction set architecture, mapping variables and address stacks of the process on both the source instruction set architecture and the destination instruction set architecture into a labeled form thereof, and mapping the labeled form of the variables and address stacks onto the destination instruction set architecture.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160216698

Control of electric power consumption

Technologies are generally described for an electric power consumption control scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of a power control system may include measuring an electric power consumption of an electric device; obtaining a pattern of time-series change in the electric power consumption; and determining a type of the electric device based at least in part on the obtained pattern of time-series change in the electric power consumption.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160216558

Strengthened glass substrates for polarizers and color filters

A strengthened glass substrate can include a polysiloxane film on at least one surface of the glass substrate. The polysiloxane film can be under internal compressive stress. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160216192

Cell culturing and tracking with oled arrays

Cell culturing and tracking systems using an array of organic light emitting diodes (oleds) to illuminate cells and/or other particles in a cell chamber are described. Compared to conventional light sources, the oled array consumes very little energy and emits a small amount of waste heat, so it may be disposed near or on the cell chamber. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213374

Inverted diverticulum treatment devices

A device for treating a diverticulum includes a containment device and a bushing. The containment device includes an elongate conduit. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160212758

Dynamic frequency and power resource allocation with granular policy management

Technologies are generally described to provide multi-objective dynamic resource optimization for self-organizing networks. In some examples, a system employing dynamic resource optimization may allocate network resources to a group of subscribers to enable granular policy management per cell, per subscriber type, per service, and/or per user resource. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160212081

Processing connection request in online service

Disclosed is a system and method for processing a connection request in an online service by a server corresponding to the online service. A connection request message that originates from a personalized account for a first user is sent to a personalized account for a second user and a certain threshold of access to posts related to the personalized account for the first user is provided to the personalized account for the second user for a certain period of time. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160211033

Memory systems

Technologies are generally described for a memory system that may be a solid state drive. The memory system may include memory blocks, where each memory block may have multiple memory pages, and each memory page may have multiple memory cells. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160210229

Accelerating cache state transfer on a directory-based multicore architecture

Technologies are generally described herein for accelerating a cache state transfer in a multicore processor. The multicore processor may include first, second, and third tiles. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160210165

Consolidating operations associated with a plurality of host devices

Techniques described herein generally relate to consolidating computation tasks associated with a plurality of virtual machines. In one embodiment, a method may include forming a pipeline having at least a first core and a second core after having detected a formation condition, identifying a first set of operations of a first virtual machine running on a first host device that are similar to a second set of operations of a second virtual machine running on a second host device, identifying a third set of operations of the first virtual machine that are similar to a fourth set of operations of the second virtual machine, dispatching the first set of operations and the second set of operations to the first core of the pipeline for execution, and dispatching the third set of operations and the fourth set of operations to the second core of the pipeline for execution.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160210164

Processor identification for virtual machines

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to execute virtual machines on a core. In some examples, a processor may execute a first virtual machine on the core and receive a first request for an identification of the core by the first virtual machine. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160209941

Shape changing device

In some examples, a device to facilitate prevention or alleviation of a repetitive motion disorder may include a physical interface and a motor. The physical interface may include a size, a shape, an orientation, and a position. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/21/16 / #20160209807

Holographic image generation and reconstruction

In various examples, an apparatus may be configured to irradiate a plurality of light beams from multiple light sources to a corresponding number of beam splitters, which are configured to generate a first portion of the light beams that can be irradiated on the object, and a second portion of the light beams that can be reflected by a mirror unit to generate reference beams. Some apparatus can also include an array of image sensors that may be configured to receive images of interference caused by the reference beams and object beams scattered by the object.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/14/16 / #20160200919

Structured endothermic fire-retardant agents

A fire-retardant composition includes a first reagent and a second reagent; the first reagent is isolated from the second reagent; and the first reagent and the second reagent are configured to react with each other endothermically.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/14/16 / #20160200845

Cross-linked co-polymers for making optoelectronic devices

Compositions, devices, and methods are provided regarding cross-linked co-polymers that include chromophores, where the chromophores are aligned so as to provide electro-optic activity to the cross-linked co-polymer.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/14/16 / #20160200011

Spatial heat treatment of additively manufactured objects

A matrix material dispersed with one or more susceptor structures can be formed into a feedstock for an additive manufacturing process. The one or more susceptor structures can be excited by an energy field such as an electric field, a magnetic field, an electromagnetic field, or any combination thereof, to produce heat. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198502

Schemes for providing wireless communication

Technologies are generally described for providing wireless communications. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile operating server may include determining whether there is an authenticated wireless access point around a mobile device, if there is no authenticated wireless access point, determining whether there is a non-authenticated wireless access point whose capacity is over a predetermined value around the mobile device and if there is a non-authenticated wireless access point whose capacity is over the predetermined value, instructing the mobile device to connect to a wireless local area network provided by the non-authenticated wireless access point.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198464

Adaptively selecting from among multiple base stations

In a wireless communication system, a wireless communication device equipped with multiple antennae may be located in an area covered by more than one base station. The wireless communication device may be configured to measure a respective channel gain of multiple channels between the wireless communication device and the base stations and, further, to select a base station in accordance with the channel gains to communicate with.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160198030

Background noise reduction in voice communication

Technologies are generally described for a noise cancellation scheme for voice communications. In some examples a system configured to cancel background noise in voice communication may include a user device configured to capture a background sound; and a server configured to receive the background sound captured by the user device, identify a source of the background sound from among a plurality of predetermined sound sources, and generate a reference background sound based at least in part on the identified source.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160197375

Gel electrolyte composition for rechargeable batteries

Compositions and methods for making gel electrolytes for batteries are disclosed. The gel electrolyte composition may include a polymer with a plurality of isocyanate groups and a blocking agent contacting at least one of the plurality of isocyanate groups. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160194569

Systems and methods for reducing corrosion in a reactor system using fluid encasement

Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating corrosion of components of a reactor system, including a supercritical water gasification system, are described. The reactor system may include a reactor vessel configured to receive a reactor fluid through a reactor fluid inlet and a product source fluid corrosive to portions of the reactor system through a product source fluid inlet. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160194417

Degradable polymer resins and methods for their preparation

Disclosed are polymers having one or more two-photon absorbing chromophores in a backbone of the polymers. The polymers degrade upon two-photon excitation, which allows for easy decomposition of polymeric products made therefrom. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/07/16 / #20160194206

Conforming graphene to a target substrate

Implementations and techniques for conforming a layer of graphene to a target substrate are generally disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160172463

Metal-insulator-metal diodes and methods of fabrication

Provided herein are embodiments relating to metal-insulator-metal diodes and their method of manufacture. In some embodiments, the metal-insulator-metal diodes can be made, in part, via the use of an evanescent wave on a photo resist. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160172024

Non-volatile sram with multiple storage states

Technologies are generally described herein for a non-volatile static random access memory device with multiple storage states. In some examples, the multi-storage state non-volatile random access memory device has two or more memory cells. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171676

Transcoding detection and adjustment of content for optimal display

Technologies are generally described for detecting transcoding and adjusting visual content for optimal display on user devices. A content provider may transmit a sample of a visual content to a user device over a service provider network, and may monitor the quality of the sample that the user device receives. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171639

Chaotic watermarking for a digital image

Examples of encoding and decoding a watermark for a digital image and to using the watermark for authenticating the digital image are disclosed. The examples may include embedding a chaotic watermark in a digital image and using parameters associated with source and capture information for the digital image to both generate the chaotic watermark and to authenticate the digital image.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171518

Sponsor access to incentivized customer account goals

Technologies related to sponsor access to incentivized customer account goals are generally described. In some examples, a customer account may include incentivized customer account goals, also referred to herein as “incentivized goals”. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171419

Assistance service facilitation

In at least some examples, when an assistance requestor requests assistance for a computing task, a service provider may select one or more experts to provide the requested assistance for at least a portion of the computing task, and facilitates the requested assistance between the one or more selected experts and the requestor.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171375

Pseudo message recognition based on ontology reasoning

In some examples, a method for recognizing a pseudo message is described. The method may include receiving a message intended for a recipient having an associated recipient ontology. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160171244

Digital media privacy protection

In one example of digital media privacy protection, a computer-readable medium stores computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause one or more processors to execute operations including capturing at least one image file, obfuscating at least all facial images included in the captured image file, comparing all facial images included in the captured image file against a locally stored privacy policy, unobfuscating those of the facial images included in the captured image file for which the comparison against the locally stored privacy policy results in a positive match, and rendering the captured image file.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160170897

Data storage based on memory persistency

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to store data in a memory module. The memory module may include a volatile portion and a non-volatile portion. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167986

Systems and methods for reducing corrosion in a reactor system using electromagentic fields

Systems and methods for reducing corrosion of components of a reactor system, such as a supercritical water gasification system are described. A current carrying element may be arranged about the outside surface of a system component, such as a valve, conduit, heater, pre-heater, reactor vessel, and/or heat exchanger. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/16/16 / #20160166932

Predictive caching of game content data

Technologies are generally described for reducing lag time via predictive caching in cloud-based gaming. In one example, a cloud-based gaming system may identify game paths that can be taken during real-time game play and may break down the game paths into subsets of path segments a player can select. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/09/16 / #20160164564

Radiation alleviation

In some examples, a mobile device includes a radiation sensor configured to measure an amount of radiation surrounding a corresponding device that is communicatively connected to a second device and/or a third device, a comparator configured to compare the measured amount of radiation to a predetermined radiation threshold, a wireless communication manager configured to report to the second device and/or the third device a result output from the comparison module, and a collaboration manager configured to collaborate with the second device.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/09/16 / #20160162318

Virtual machine exit analyzer

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to implement a virtual machine exit analyzer. A virtual machine handler may receive a request that includes an instruction. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/09/16 / #20160160137

Corrosion-resisant surfaces for reactors

Provided herein are corrosion-resistant reactors that can be used for gasification, and methods of making and using the same. Some embodiments include a corrosion-resistant ceramic layer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/09/16 / #20160160072

Photo-activated hydrophilic coatings and methods for their preparation and use

Disclosed herein are coating compositions and methods of making and using the same. The coating composition includes a first polymer having at least one positively charged group; a second polymer having at least one negatively charged group; and at least one protecting group contacting the positively charged group of the first polymer, the negatively charged group of the second polymer, or both. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/09/16 / #20160160053

Transparent heat reflective coatings and methods of their manufacture and use

A nano-composite material for coating glass, as well as methods of its manufacture and use, are disclosed. The composite may be composed of a first metal oxide bridging a silicone oil moiety and an anionic surfactant moiety, and a second metal oxide bound to the silicone oil moiety. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159551

Packaging materials and methods for their preparation and use

Food packaging and methods of making and using such packaging are disclosed. Food packaging having at least one agent may be disposed within a shape memory polymer which is adapted to release the agent in response to a stimulus. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160156651

Smart power background to validate user

Technologies are generally described to implement intrusion detection based on smart power background. In some examples, upon detection of an attempt to access a resource, a power line ambiance may be determined at a location of a device on which the attempt to access the resource is executed. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160156585

Conditional disclosure of a response to content posted in a social network

Technologies are generally described for a social networking service (sns). In some examples, a method performed under control of a server may include receiving a user input associated with the user responding to content posted in an online forum, determining whether a threshold condition set by the user is satisfied for the user's response to be disclosed with regard to a particular piece of content posted in the online forum, and disclosing the user's response to the particular piece of content posted in the online forum when the threshold condition is determined to be satisfied.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160156561

Side channel attack deterrence in networks

The present disclosure relates to technologies to deter side channel data center attacks. An example method may include receiving an incoming packets destined for a network, grouping, at a gateway, the incoming packets into groups, wherein a size of the groups is based on predetermined statistics, and wrapping the groups into packages of normalized size.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160156377

Reduction of electromagnetic (em) radiation from a client device

In wireless communication, a camera on a mobile communication device may be activated to take photographs of the surroundings. The photographs may be further converted into infrared photographs. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160155965

Display devices and methods of using the same

Disclosed herein are display devices including a flexible electronic display layer that is configured to emit an image. The flexible electronic display layer can, for example, be configured to releasably couple with a flexible supporting layer to increase stiffness of the flexible electronic display layer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160155734

Vertical transistor with flashover protection

Technologies are generally described for increase of spacing between source and drain regions of a vertical high voltage transistor without a significant corresponding increase in the die size. In some examples, active silicon (at drain potential) may be removed at an edge of the die in the scribe grid so that the active silicon is approximately below a surface of the edge termination formed by a region of deep dielectric filled trenches. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160154192

Rewritable photorefractive polymer layer for optical fiber coupling

Technologies are generally described to communicatively couple an optical fiber to an optical element using a polymer layer. An optical fiber may be coupled to an optical element, such as an optical waveguide or another optical fiber, using a layer of rewritable photorefractive polymer positioned between the optical fiber and the optical element. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/02/16 / #20160151296

Long delayed release laxative

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for treating or preventing the build-up or entrapment of fecal matter in the colon. The compositions and methods disclose a delayed release laxative that provides for the release of the laxative if colon-specific conditions are achieved, otherwise the laxative passes out of the body. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/26/16 / #20160146761

Graded structure films

Devices, films, and methods for the detection of target molecules are provided. The devices, films and methods can include sensitive films and a vibration detecting unit. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145456

Hydrophilic coatings formed by atmospheric co2 reaction

Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a polymer comprising guanidinyl, amidinyl, hydroxyalkylaminoalkyl, or dihydroxyalkylamino alkyl functional groups. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145378

Self-writing waveguide with nanoparticles

Technologies are generally described for fabricating a self-writing waveguide. Two photo-reactive liquid monomers, each infused with a photo-initiator, may be mixed and dissolved in a carrier solvent to form a mixture. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145288

Edible plasticizers for food and food packaging films

Disclosed are plasticizers, salts thereof, chelates thereof and cleavage derivatives thereof, that exhibit a superior combination of properties. The plasticizers can be used for a variety of purposes, including food preparation, cosmetics, beverages and polymeric matrices. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/26/16 / #20160144277

Gaming scheme using general mood information

Technologies are generally described for a general mood adding scheme in a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a method performed under control of a computing device may include receiving from a raw database at least one set of facial expression data, each of the at least one set of facial expression data being accompanied by time information and location information, clustering a geographic area to form at least one cluster based at least in part on the at least one set of facial expression data, and storing the at least one cluster in a map database corresponding to the area.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142753

Preview determination

In some examples, a method performed under control of a server may include providing a plurality of preview video candidates of video content configured to be displayed on a plurality of end devices; and determining a first predetermined number of preview video candidates from among the plurality of preview video candidates, based at least in part on a first sale probability of the video content, which is associated with respective ones of the plurality of preview video candidates.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142500

Content suggestion for posting on communication network

Technologies are presented for providing a suggestion list presenting options for posting information related to viewed content on a communication network. In some examples, a user may desire to contribute to posted content by adding comments and other relevant information. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160142174

Mobile device prevention of contactless card attacks

Technologies related to mobile device prevention of contactless card attacks are generally described. In some examples, a mobile computing device may monitor for electromagnetic signals at frequencies used for short range communications with contactless cards. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160141362

Output capacitance reduction in power transistors

Technologies are described for reduction of an output capacitance of a transistor. In some examples, spacing of source-to-drain metallization may be increased and a sealed air-gap may be employed in an elongated trench in the drain region to reduce a dielectric constant of a portion of the body region and thereby the output capacitance of the transistor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140933

Relative positioning of devices

Technologies are described for positioning a group of devices. In some examples, multiple computing devices may be identified as a proximal set of computing devices. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140869

Food intake controlling devices and methods

Technologies are generally described for controlling food intake. Example devices/systems described herein may include an image sensor, a dietary information identifier, a dietary management unit, and an image display unit. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140539

Relay attack defense support system

In some examples, a method to defend against relay attacks includes recording a first representation of a motion signal associated with a mobile device. The first representation of the motion signal is obtained by remotely sensing the motion of the mobile device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140203

Ontology decomposer

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to store a source ontology that is effective to represent first explicit data and second explicit data. In an example, a processor may evaluate the source ontology to identify the first explicit data and the second explicit data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160140105

Information extraction from semantic data

Technologies and implementations for extracting information from semantic data available, for example, on the world wide web, are generally disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160139661

Safety scheme for gesture-based game

Technologies are generally described for providing a notification to a player playing a gesture-based game of a potentially dangerous condition. In some examples, a safety component of a gesture-based game system includes a gesture range determination unit configured to determine a gesture range associated with a gesture-based game; a detection unit configured to detect a movement of an object; and an alarm unit configured to generate an alarm in response to a determination based on the movement of the object which is within the gesture range.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160139484

Methods and systems for forming optical modulators using micro-contact lithography

Optical modulators, one or more components of various optical modulators, and methods of forming optical modulators and/or one or more components are disclosed. A substrate may be provided and a precursor material may be applied to the substrate with a micro-contact printing stamp. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160138963

Graded films

Devices, films, and methods for the detection of target molecules are provided. The devices, films and methods can include graded layers and a vibration detecting unit.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/19/16 / #20160137570

Multi-functional phenolic resins

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of making phenolic compounds and phenolic resins. The resins include multifunctional epoxies, amino glycidyl derivatives, alkanoate derivatives, alkyl ether derivatives, and multi-functional amines prepared from hydroxymethyl derivatives of novolac resin.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160132994

Color smear correction based on inertial measurements

Technologies are generally described to correct color smear in an image generated using a sequential color system. In some examples, a correction system for see-through displays may use inertial movement data to compute the relative motion of the visual backdrop to correct color amplitudes and reduce or eliminate motion-caused color smear. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160132944

Parking facility resource management

Technologies are generally described for an information system configured to manage parking facility resources. The system can create and apply models and profiles regarding customers, parking space usage, access patterns, events, traffic, and other factors related to the parking facility. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160132943

Analyzing communications to determine business entity popularity

Techniques for determining the popularity of a business entity are provided. A communication is received at a computing system. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160132661

Pill removal detection from pill package

Technologies are generally provided for a pill dispensing device to track removal of a pill from a pill package. The device may include circuits printed/embedded on a composite sheet configured to be locally or completely flexible/stretchable with a multitude of slits corresponding to locations of pill containing cavities of the pill package. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160132598

Information removal from a network

Technologies are generally described for systems, methods and devices effective to remove information from a network such as the internet. In some examples, a device may include a memory including instructions and a processor configured in communication with the memory. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160131957

Electrophoretic display having charged fluorescent dendrimer particles

Electrophoretic displays with an electrophoretic medium having charged fluorescent particles are disclosed. The charged fluorescent particles have a dendrimer core covalently bonded with fluorophores of various emissive wavelengths so that microparticles that emit a variety of different colored electromagnetic radiation may be produced. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160131956

Fluorescent particles for electrophoretic displays

Electrophoretic displays with an electrophoretic medium having charged fluorescent microparticles are disclosed. The microparticles are charged linking molecules polymerized with fluorophores of various emissive wavelengths so that microparticles that emit a variety of colors may be produced. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160129793

Wireless vehicle energy sharing

Technologies are generally described for a distributed system to provide wireless energy sharing between electrically powered vehicles. In some examples, two or more vehicles traveling on a roadway may be configured to share energy while in route to a destination. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/12/16 / #20160129367

Thin film systems and methods for using and making same

Systems and methods for generating a thin film of a fluid are described. In an embodiment, a fluid support structure may be configured to receive a fluid, such as water, at a top surface and to support the fluid over at least a portion of the top surface. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160128125

Mobile peer-to-peer content sharing method and system

Embodiment of the disclosure set forth methods for sharing data in a wireless network. Some example methods include storing in a database a content related information associated with a first mobile device, receiving a request for the content related information from a second mobile device, searching the database for the content related information, and transmitting a search result to the second mobile device to enable the transfer of content between the first mobile device and the second mobile device.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160127366

Anonymous signature scheme

Technologies are generally described for providing an anonymous signature scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of an end device ma 320 include receiving public parameters from a central system; generating an enciphering function based at least in part on the received public parameters; calculating parameters for a signature based at least in part on the generated enciphering function; and transmitting, to a verifying device, the signature that includes a message, a key of the end device and the calculated parameters for the signature.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160127125

Homomorphic encryption scheme

Technologies are generally described for providing a fully homomorphic encryption scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of a first device may include determining an enciphering function, based at least in part on a secret key of the first device and a system parameter; enciphering a plaintext into a first ciphertext, based at least in part on the enciphering function; transmitting, to a server, the first ciphertext and the system parameter; receiving, from a second device, a second ciphertext to which the first ciphertext has been processed by the second device without deciphering the first ciphertext; and deciphering the second ciphertext, based at least in part on the system parameter and a deciphering function.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160124980

Personalized website presentation

Systems and methods of dynamically presenting a website. The system includes a storage medium and a server. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160124744

Sub-packaging of a packaged application including selection of user-interface elements

The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for forming a packaged application based on a selected subset of user-interface elements. One example method includes receiving a selection of a subset of user-interface elements of a packaged application at a device, determining data of the packaged application associated with execution of the subset of user-interface elements, and packaging the data to form another packaged application for executing the subset of user-interface elements.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160124073

Wireless signal identification

Technologies are generally described for identifying whether a propagation path between a mobile device and an access point is line-of-sight. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile device may include receiving, from an access point, a first signal transmitted at a first frequency band; receiving, from the access point, a second signal transmitted at a second frequency band; measuring a difference value between propagation properties of the first signal and the second signal; and identifying whether a propagation path between the mobile device and the access point is line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight based at least in part on the difference value.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160122115

Self-cooling containers and wraps

Self-cooling materials, such as food containers for transporting perishable food items, and methods for producing and using the materials are disclosed. The materials include a reactant adapted to produce an endothermic reaction upon hydration of the reactant by ambient water vapor.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160122100

Packaging materials and methods for their preparation and use

Packaging materials including at least one copolymer sheet containing a first polymer having a high coefficient of thermal expansion, and a second polymer having a low coefficient of thermal expansion are described. In some configurations, the copolymer sheet includes one or more sections of a bimorph structure having a first layer of the first polymer and a second layer of the second polymer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160121237

Evaporation-condensation systems and methods for their manufacture and use

An evaporation-condensation system and methods of manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The system may include a condensation surface having one or more wipers and a gas diffusion apparatus. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160121214

Character model animation using stored recordings of player movement interface data

Technologies are generally described for providing full-motion animation-as-a-service. In some examples, short motion-capture segments may be captured from user motion user interface devices and stored in a database. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120593

Thermally treating torn tissue

An apparatus for thermally treating torn tissue includes a cannula, a balloon, and one or more electrically conductive electrodes. The cannula includes a hollow interior that is configured to receive a fluid. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/28/16 / #20160119423

Code-division-multiple-access (cdma)-based network coding for massive memory servers

Technologies are generally described for code-division-multiple-access (cdma)-based network-coding for reading data from massive memory servers. According to some examples, data may be modulated by spreading sequences prior to being transmitted from one memory node to another. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/28/16 / #20160118137

Reduction of power consumption in flash memory

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to reduce power consumption in flash memory. In some examples, a bit error rate estimator module may estimate two or more bit error rates. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117459

Semantic medical devices

A sematic medical technology is disclosed. In various embodiments, the technology organizes an initial data collection to collect data from the one or more sensors; processes the data to obtain an initial diagnosis wherein the initial diagnosis can be a syntax diagnosis or a semantic diagnosis; identifies an organization for a n additional data collection to collect additional data; analyzes the additional data to obtain a refined diagnosis; and repeats the identifying and analyzing until a stopping criterion is satisfied.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/28/16 / #20160117257

Hardware-based array compression

Technologies are generally described herein for compressing an array using hardware-based compression and performing various instructions on the compressed array. Some example technologies may receive an instruction adapted to access an address in an array. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/31/16 / #20160094344

Mobile security using context patterns

Examples of methods, systems, products, devices, and/or apparatus generally related to mobile security are described. An example method may include capturing a context pattern of a user device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/31/16 / #20160092313

Application copy counting using snapshot backups for licensing

Technologies are described herein to use snapshot backups for licensing. Some example technologies may access a snapshot backup that is taken during an execution of a virtual machine on a server. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160088566

Task management across low-power wireless communications

Technologies related to task management across low-power wireless communications are generally described. In some examples, proximal devices in range of low-power wireless communications may cooperate to allow one or more of the proximal devices to suspend task operations, while one or more of the proximal devices manage the task operations. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160087996

Cloud computing secure data storage

Technologies to provide a secure data storage service in a cloud computing environment are generally disclosed. In some examples, a method comprises: partitioning a data resource into data particles, assigning logic groups to the data particles, assigning physical storage groups to the data particles, and/or storing each physical storage group at corresponding storage resource, receiving a request for the data resource, determining whether the request for the data resource is valid, and if the request is valid, transmitting the data particles of the data resource to the client. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160087994

Network control security

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to allow a network element to retrieve a control command. In some examples, a network controller device may associate an identifier with the control command. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160087779

Full duplex radio communication

A method performed under control of a first device capable of full duplex radio communications may include receiving a first part of a first data from a second device capable of the full duplex radio communications; determining that the second device has transmitted the first data to the first device, based, at least in part, on the received first part of the first data; and transmitting a second data to the second device, while receiving a second part of the first data from the second device.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160087212

Graphene nanoribbons as semiconductors for organic thin film transistors

Disclosed herein are graphene nanoribbons, controllable and reproducible methods of synthesizing graphene nanoribbons, and uses thereof. Transistors containing graphene nanoribbons are also disclosed.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160085791

Tree comparison to manage progressive data store switchover with assured performance

Technologies are generally provided for progressive key value store switchover by evaluating a maturity of a migrated data store and allowing piecewise switching of substructure area query servicing from an origin data store to a destination data store. In some examples, abstractions of origin and destination tree structures may be compared to each other in order to generate an evaluation metric at substantially reduced performance evaluation load. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160085624

Memory controller with read unit length module

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods relating to generation of an instruction to store data. Read unit length information may be identified for data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160085617

Detecting unidirectional resistance drift errors in a multilevel cell of a phase change memory

Technologies are generally described herein to detect unidirectional resistance drift errors in a multilevel cell of a phase change memory. The resistance levels of the multilevel cell of the phase change memory may be encoded to detect unidirectional resistance drift errors. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/24/16 / #20160084664

Meeting point determination for group members

Technologies are generally described to coordinate group members that may be at distinct locations and optionally moving in distinct directions to meet at a coordinated meeting point and/or to move in a common direction. A coordinated meeting point may optimize a parameter of interest for each of the group members or group as a whole. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160081064

Cellular range expansion of base station

Technologies generally described herein relate to connection of a mobile device to a base station in a wireless communication system. Example mobile devices may include a receiver, a data communication module, a switch module, and a signal consolidator. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080797

Audio playing scheme for digital billboard system

Technologies are generally described for an audio playing scheme for digital billboard systems. In some examples, a method performed under control of a server may include receiving from an end device a control signal configured to indicate that the end device is located in a first predetermined area relative to a first digital billboard, identifying first video data currently displayed on the first digital billboard, determining first audio data corresponding to the first video data, and transmitting the first audio data to the end device based on the control signal.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080537

Modifying sound output in personal communication device

Technologies are generally described for modifying sound output in a personal communication device. Example devices described herein may include one or more of a communication unit, an audio processor, and/or a sound leakage detector. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080515

Network injected storage redirection for embedded applications

Technologies are generally described to redirect local storage for embedded applications. In some examples, a computing device such as a redirection router, coupled to network-attached storage, may detect a request for an application being delivered from a server to a destination device such as a ubicomp device and intercept the requested application. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080309

Organization of inputs for online service

Technologies are generally described for organizing inputs for an online service. It is determined that there are no updated inputs generated on a personalized page hosted on a server corresponding to the online service for a predetermined time period. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160080003

Low-complexity flash memory data-encoding techniques using simplified belief propagation

Technologies and implementations for encoding and storing data in a solid-state memory device with a reduced number of erasures using a simplified belief-propagation algorithm that includes a set of message-calculation rules that have a low computational complexity are generally disclosed. Additionally, technologies and implementations for decoding data and for error correction are generally disclosed.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160079786

Rechargeable battery

Technologies are generally described for a battery, a method for implementing a battery and a rechargeable battery system. In some examples, the rechargeable battery system includes a battery. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160078389

Customer satisfaction-based ratings

In some examples, a customer satisfaction-based rating may be produced by receiving transaction information corresponding to at least one payment made to a place of business. For each transaction, a total amount of the payment made to the place of business may be determined and an amount tipped may be extracted from the total amount of the payment made to the place of business, and a tip ratio based on the extracted amount tipped and the total amount of the payment made to the place of business may be calculated. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160077765

Data storage based on rank modulation in single-level flash memory

Technologies are generally described to store data in single-level memory using rank modulation. In some examples, data to be encoded to single-level memory may be represented with a bit ranking for a group of bits. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160077330

Optically-controlled micromirror device

Technologies are generally described for using different wavelengths and/or using different frequencies of light to encode each of information data and control data in a beam of light and to use the encoded control data to route the encoded information data through a network. Routing may be effected using optical switches configured with transmissive and reflective properties, which may allow transmission of certain encoded control data and may allow reflection of certain information data, depending upon the routing for the travel of the light through the network.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160077057

Graded structure films

Devices, films, and methods for the detection of target molecules are provided. The devices, films and methods can include graded layers and a vibration detecting unit. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160075957

Systems and methods for reducing corrosion in a reactor system using corrosion protection layers

Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating corrosion of components of a reactor system, including a supercritical water gasification system, are described. Corrosion protection layers may be configured to provide a physical barrier between component surfaces and subcritical fluid present in one or more subcritical zones during operation of the reactor system. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160075906

Coatings that provide hydrophilic surface

Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a polymer comprising one or more cyanate groups and a blocking agent contacting at least one of one or more cyanate groups. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160075888

Composition of hydrophilic painted surface

Paint configured to provide a hydrophilic paint surface comprising a paint base and a texture imprinting additive (tia) that provides sacrificial particles upon drying of the paint. Loss of the sacrificial particles increases roughness and reduces the contact angle with water, providing a hydrophilic surface that is wettable and hence self-cleaning. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074755

Resource management for distributed games

Technologies are generally described for server resource allocation for distributed games. In one example, a method includes allocating a first set of resources for a first player instance on a first server, a second set of resources for a second player instance on the first server, and a third set of resources for a third player instance on a second server. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074173

Interbody fusion device

Technologies are generally provided for a spinal fusion device to achieve interbody fusion and maintain intervertebral spacing. The spinal fusion device includes at least two wedge-shaped intervertebral implants (ivis) configured to be inserted between adjacent vertebrae, such that a thin end of each ivi is positioned toward a midline of the vertebrae, and a thick end of each ivi is positioned substantially flush with outer surfaces of the vertebrae. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074070

Meniscal repositioning device

Technologies are generally provided for a meniscal repositioning device to achieve at least a partial unloading of an ipsilateral tibiofemoral articulation. The device may include at least a shortening component and a fixation component. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160072828

Correlation of advertising content to malicious software

Technologies are generally described for a systems, methods and devices effective to analyze a file. In some examples, a processor may receive the file. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160072791

Data center access and management settings transfer

Technologies and implementations for providing a data center access and management settings transfer service are generally disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160072411

Piezoelectric power generation

Technologies are generally described for generating electrical power from piezoelectric power. Example devices/systems described herein may use one or more of a piezoelectric device, a plurality of solid particles, and/or a container. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160072298

Systems and methods for coupling power to devices

Systems and methods to wirelessly transmit power are provided. A power delivery system may include a central controller assembly and a transmit assembly. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160072297

Power coupling device

Systems and methods to wirelessly transmit power are provided. A coil assembly is provided. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160071243

Image resolution modification

A method performed under control of a storage manager may include identifying a subject of an image; determining a resolution value for the image based, at least in part, on the identified subject; and modifying a resolution of the image in accordance with the determined resolution value.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160071128

Taggant based on-product surveys

Technologies are generally described for gathering survey response data from consumers by recovering taggants at disposal. Taggants may be incorporated into an on-product survey response label or into a portion of an item by a manufacturer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160070599

Instruction set extension concealment in data centers

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to execute a first computing task by a processor of a data center. In some examples, the first computing task may be executed using an instruction set extension. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160070349

Tactile keys and methods for their production and use

Disclosed are tactile keys and methods for their production and use. The tactile key may include a substrate; a conductive layer disposed on at least one region of the substrate; a porous layer disposed on at least a portion of the conductive layer; an insulating layer disposed on regions of the substrate that surround the conductive layer and the porous layer to form a well, the well having sidewalls defined by the insulating layer, and a bottom surface at least partially defined by the porous layer; an electroactive polymer composition disposed in the well; and a flexible layer having a conductive coating on at least a portion of a surface facing the electroactive polymer composition, the flexible layer covering the well and at least a portion of the insulating layer surrounding the well. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160070040

Display devices including oriented nucleic acid layers and methods of making and using the same

Display devices and color filtering layers having an oriented nucleic acid layer are disclosed. The display device can include a light-orienting layer disposed between an oriented nucleic acid layer and a polarizing layer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160067918

Methods and systems for making a three-dimensional object

Methods for making a three dimensional object are disclosed. The method includes positioning a nozzle of an additive manufacturing device within a support matrix, extruding a feed material through the nozzle and into the support matrix, and moving the nozzle in a three-dimensional pattern within the support matrix, while depositing the feed material, thereby forming the three-dimensional object within the support matrix. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/10/16 / #20160066603

Fulvic acid and derivatives and methods of preparation and use

Disclosed are antioxidative, natural compounds, their salts, chelates and cleavage derivatives that exhibit a superior combination of properties. The compounds can be used for a variety of purposes, including stabilizing foods, cosmetics, beverages and nutritional supplements. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/03/16 / #20160065452

Protection against rule map update attacks

Technologies are described herein to manage the replacement of routing rules. Some example technologies may receive a request to replace one or more active rules in a routing device with one or more stored rules. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/03/16 / #20160065318

Self interference cancellation

A method performed under control of a first device capable of full duplex radio communications may include transmitting a first frame to a second device; estimating a channel response of self interference cancellation (sic), based, at least in part, on the first frame; and determining whether the estimated channel response is usable.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/03/16 / #20160061717

Microscope with spectroscopic capability

Technologies are generally described for determination of a spectral profile of a sample. A microscope with spectroscopic capability may include a multitude of light sources, one or more photo detectors, and an analysis module. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/03/16 / #20160059496

Feedstocks for additive manufacturing and methods for their preparation and use

Feedstocks for additive manufacturing are provided. The feedstock may include a matrix material, and one or more capsules disposed in the matrix material, wherein the one or more capsules are configured to be removable from a surface portion when the matrix material is solidified to form one or more cavities in the surface portion. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

03/03/16 / #20160059206

Acoustically driven nanoparticle concentrator

Methods and systems for concentrating and allowing for separation of nanoparticles from fluids use acoustically driven nanoparticle concentrators which have an aerogel as the reflecting material and include tuning capabilities to alter the location at which the particles are being concentrated.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/25/16 / #20160057746

Hybrid fdd/tdd wireless network

Technologies and implementations for wireless communication in a wireless network including transmitting downlink information on a first frequency channel to frequency division duplexing (fdd) user equipments (ues), transmitting downlink information on a second frequency channel during downlink portions of time domain duplex (tdd) frame periods of the second frequency channel to tdd ues, wherein the second frequency channel is the same as the frequency channel on which the fdd ues are configured to transmit, and controlling uplink transmissions from the fdd ues to occur only during uplink portions of tdd frame periods of the second frequency channel.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/25/16 / #20160056988

Timing synchronization in an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (ofdm) system

A transmitting end of an ofdm wireless communication system may generate a training sequence and attach the training sequence to a data sequence that contains information data. A receiving end of the ofdm wireless communication system may identify a starting position of the data sequence and further extract the data sequence.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/25/16 / #20160056603

Optical interconnects

The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for improving tolerances of in-plane optical alignment of optical interconnects. An example method includes depositing a first reflector with a first spectral reflectivity on an end of an optical fiber, coupling a laser to another end of the optical fiber, changing a spectral reflectivity of a region of the first reflector adjacent to the end of a core of the optical fiber from the first spectral reflectivity by exposure to the laser, resulting in a first reflector with multiple regions of spectral reflectivity, and coupling the first reflector to an integrated unit comprising an optical cavity deposited on a second reflector.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/25/16 / #20160055041

Noc loopback routing tables to reduce i/o loading and off-chip delays

Technologies are generally described to implement loopback simulation of inter-core messages in multicore processors. In some examples, a multicore processor may execute one or more processes, where each process communicates with other processes on or off the processor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/25/16 / #20160054218

Intraluminal pressure detection for diverticular disease

A pressure detection tablet is disclosed. The tablet is a capsule including a dye encapsulated within an inner coating, in which the inner coating is configured to rupture at a pressure equal to or greater than a pressure threshold. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160049507

Dual channel memory

Technologies are generally described related to a dual channel memory device, system and method of manufacture. Various described devices include utilization of both a front channel and a back channel through a substrate formed underneath a dual gate structure of a semiconductor device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160049214

Coupling between nanostructures and optical fibers

Technologies are generally provided for enhancing optical coupling between nanostructures, such as a nanowire, and an optical element, such as an optical fiber, for example in order to enable effective optical communication. A nanostructure may be automatically aligned with an optical fiber by suspending the nanowire within a fluid and causing the nanowire to align itself with a tip of the optical fiber also suspended within the fluid. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160049205

Rank determination

Technologies are generally provided for methods and circuitry to rank a large number of cells in a timeframe of about one sense cycle. In some examples, an architecture may be implemented to rank memory cells such as volatile memories, non-volatile memories, and other types of data storage devices, where there may not be an equivalent to threshold voltage. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048964

Scene analysis for improved eye tracking

Technologies related to scene analysis for improved eye tracking are generally described. In some examples, detected gaze targets may be derived from gaze direction information from an eye-facing sensor. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048714

Data collection scheme

Technologies are generally described for a data collection scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of an electronic device may include receiving a data submission request from a posting device; determining that data corresponding to the data submission request is stored in a memory of the electronic device; and notifying a user of the electronic device of the data submission request.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048545

Automatic question sorting

In a large presentation or lecture, multiple questions submitted by the audience may be classified into one or more common questions based on the semantic relatedness of the submitted questions. Further, the common questions may be sorted and presented to a host or lecturer so that the host or lecturer may efficiently answer the common questions.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048451

Energy-efficient dynamic dram cache sizing

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to improving energy efficiency in a chip multiprocessor by reducing the energy consumption of a dram cache for such a multi-chip processor. Methods of varying refresh interval may be used to improve the energy efficiency of such a dram cache. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160048447

Magnetoresistive random-access memory cache write management

Technologies are generally described manage mram cache writes in processors. In some examples, when a write request is received with data to be stored in an mram cache, the data may be evaluated to determine whether the data is to be further processed. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160046829

Self-renewing hydrophilic organic coatings

Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a polymer comprising a plurality of isocyanate groups and a blocking agent contacting at least one of the plurality of isocyanate groups.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160046826

Hydrophilic self-cleaning coating compositions

Hydrophilic, self-cleaning coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The coatings comprise perlite and/or expanded perlite that are activated with hydrophilic agents. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160046732

Aseptic polymeric compositions and methods of using the same

Aseptic polymers, methods for their preparation, and uses are provided, which include, for example, as disinfectants and other uses.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160046073

3d printer

In some examples, a three-dimensional (3d) printer nozzle may include a receive portion configured to receive a molten material from a material channel. The nozzle may further include an emission end opposite the receive portion. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045887

Methods, materials, and systems for converting alcohols

Described herein is a method of converting a first alcohol to a second alcohol that includes forming a mixture including a superparamagnetic catalyst and a feedstock, wherein the feedstock includes the first alcohol, and exposing the mixture to a fluctuating magnetic field to form a product, wherein the product includes a second alcohol having a longer carbon chain length than the first alcohol. A flow-through method is described for converting a first alcohol to a second alcohol, wherein the second alcohol has a longer carbon chain length than the first alcohol. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044763

Methods and compositions for producing polarized light

Polarized white light emitting devices are provided that have a substrate coated with a film of boron chains embedded in carbon nanotubes. An orientation of magnets adjacent the device polarizes and intensifies the light. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044512

Autonomous, non-interactive, context-based services for cellular phone

Examples include autonomously authenticating a financial transaction, on behalf of the user, without interacting with the user, via wireless communication link. In various embodiments, the user's cellular phone may be configured to process a message that provides at least partial service context and autonomously authenticate the financial transaction.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044060

Policy synchronization for multiple devices

Technologies are generally described for generating policies for multiple devices associated with a user. In some examples, one or more policies associated with a user may be accessed. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160044059

Detection of side channel attacks between virtual machines

Technologies are directed to a detector to identify a side channel attack between virtual machines. According to some examples, an inter-processor interrupt (ipi) rate of a first virtual machine (vm), a time stamp counter (tsc) rate of a second vm, and a cache miss ratio (cmr) of a third vm may be monitored. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160042793

Low-power nonvolatile memory cells with select gates

Technologies are generally described for low-power nonvolatile memory cells configured with select gates. A nonvolatile memory cell may have a transistor body, a select gate and a floating gate both coupled to the body, and a control gate coupled to the floating gate. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160042729

Virtual instrument playing scheme

Technologies are generally described for a virtual instrument playing system. In some examples, a virtual instrument playing system may include a sensor data receiving unit configured to receive first sensor data of a first user and second sensor data of the first user, a sound event prediction unit configured to detect a sound event of the first user and to predict a sound generation timing corresponding to the sound event of the first user based at least in part on the first sensor data of the first user, an instrument identification unit configured to identify a virtual instrument corresponding to the sound event from one or more virtual instruments based at least in part on the second sensor data of the first user, a sound data generation unit configured to generate sound data of the first user regarding the identified virtual instrument based at least in part on the sound generation timing, and a video data generation unit configured to generate video data of the first user regarding the identified virtual instrument based at least in part on the second sensor data of the first user.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160042563

Augmented reality information management

Technologies related to augmented reality (ar) information management are generally described. In some examples, a computing device which receives multiple ar information display requests (ar requests) may prioritize and limit the ar requests to display prioritized ar requests which are displayable by the computing device in substantially real-time. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160042181

Flag based threat detection

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to generate an alert in a computing system. In some examples, a read request may be identified to read from a memory location in a memory. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160041847

Composite task processor

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to process a composite task to be applied to an ontology. In some examples, the methods may include a processor receiving a composite task. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160041836

Differential voltage and frequency scaling (dvfs) switch reduction

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to schedule access to a core. In some examples, a first differential voltage frequency scaling (dvfs) value of a first virtual machine may be received by a virtual machine manager. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160041599

Determining a write operation

Technologies are generally described herein for writing data to either volatile or nonvolatile memory. An estimated time for a last write operation to occur and an estimated time to a power down event are determined. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160040030

Dynamic surfaces

Compositions and methods for changing a property of a coating are provided. The coating includes a dynamic material configured to be reversibly convertible between a hydrophobic state and a hydrophilic state, wherein transition between the hydrophilic state to the hydrophobic state occurs in an environment dependent manner. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160040029

Photo-responsive hydrophilic coating

Coating compositions that provide hydrophilic and self-cleaning properties upon exposure to uv or visible light are disclosed. Coatings can include derivatives of coumarates and/or azobenzene compounds. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160037810

Coffee cherry particulates and methods for their preparation

Powder compositions formed from portions of coffee cherries and methods for making same are described. Seeds (or beans) may be removed from coffee cherries to form cherry solids. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160037785

Coffee cherry food products and methods for their preparation

Food products having portions of coffee cherries are described, as well as components thereof and methods of forming. One such food product may include a first ingredient and a second ingredient. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/11/16 / #20160037780

Boron containing compounds and uses thereof

Provided herein is a boron-containing compound, or salt thereof, as described herein and an excipient for the treatment of a cellulosic material. Also provided are compositions, polymers and articles including a cellulosic material and a boron-containing compound, and a process for preparing such an article. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160037336

Shared secret for wireless devices

In some examples, a device may include a communication interface configured to exchange signals with another device, and a computing component configured to autonomously calculate a centroid of a plurality of devices of which the device is a part, based at least in part on relative distances between the device and others of the plurality of devices and relative distances among the others of the plurality of devices, and autonomously establish the centroid as a shared secret.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160036901

Load balancing in cloud-based game system

Technologies are generally described for a load balancing scheme for a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a load balancing system may include a resource usage measurement unit configured to measure resource usage of a game server, a determination unit configured to determine one or more client devices to stream non-interactive media files among a plurality of client devices connected to the game server based at least in part on the resource usage measured by the resource usage measurement unit, and a transmission unit to stream the non-interactive media files to one or more of the client devices upon occurrence of a predetermined game event.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035704

Backside through silicon vias and micro-channels in three dimensional integration

Technologies are generally described related to electrical connectivity and heat mitigation in three dimensional integrated circuit (ic) integration through backside through silicon vias (tsvs) and micro-channels. In some examples, micro-channels may be formed in a wafer using a reactive ion etching (rie) or similar fabrication process. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035702

Vertically integrated wafers with thermal dissipation

Technologies are generally described related to three-dimensional integration of integrated circuits (ics) with spacing for heat dissipation. According to some examples, a self-aligned silicide may be formed in a temporary silicon layer and removed subsequent to bonding of the wafers to achieve improved contact between the combined ics and enhanced heat dissipation through added spacing between the ics.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035500

Ionic electron conductive polymer capacitor

Technologies are generally described for an electron conductive polymer capacitor may incorporate a conductive polymer mixture embedded with carbon nanoparticles between electrodes to rapidly charge and store large amounts of charge compared to conventional electrolytic capacitors. Such a capacitor may be constructed with a laminate sheet including layers of inner and outer electrodes, an electrolyte mixture between the electrodes, a conductive polymer mixture, and a composite mixture of carbon nanoparticles embedded in the conductive polymer between the inner electrodes. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035182

Peer-to-peer (p2p) code exchange facilitation in centrally managed online service

Technologies are generally provided for a hybrid architecture of an enhanced networked environment implementing a centralized management of peer-to-peer (p2p) code exchange for secure real-time content distribution. In some examples, central game servers in a massively multiplayer online game (mmog) service may prepare both p2p admission and eviction planning and p2p element integration packages, instructing a game client whom to send data to while also removing exploitable data from the p2p channel. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160035132

Augmented reality objects based on biometric feedback

Technologies are generally described for refining virtual objects output within an augmented reality environment. In one example, a method includes determining, by a system comprising a processor, first response data representative of a first response to a first set of object data associated with a simulation of an interaction between a first virtual object and a second virtual object. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160034591

Observer filtered activity recommendations

Technologies related to observer filtered activity recommendations are generally described. In some examples, a computing device may collect activity and observer information for a device user, may identify limited observer activities, and may generate observer filtered activity recommendations for the device user, the observer filtered activity recommendations corresponding to the identified limited observer activities. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160034310

Job assignment in a multi-core processor

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to assign a job to be executed in a multi-core processor that includes a first set of cores with a first size and a second set of cores with a second size different from the first size. The multi-core processor may receive the job at an arrival time and may determine a job arrival rate based on the arrival time. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160033213

Conductive thermal compositions, uses thereof, and methods for their preparation

Thermal conductive compositions, methods for their preparation, and use are provided, which include, for example, as thermal sinks, heat transfer systems, and other uses.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160032191

Flame retardants

Methods and compositions pertaining to flame retardants using micronized rice husks are disclosed.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160031914

Thermal conductive compositions and methods for their preparation and use

Thermal conductive compositions, methods for their preparation, and use are provided, which include, for example, as thermal sinks and other uses.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030233

Apparatuses and methods for cooling a surface

Methods and apparatuses for providing localized cooling of a surface are described. Localized cooling devices may include a thermal element configured to generate a temperature gradient in a cooling interface in contact with the surface. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

02/04/16 / #20160029921

Leak detection

Some embodiments described herein generally relate to apparatus and methods for detecting gases in a body of a human or other animal. For example, such gases may be those normally contained within an organ of the body. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160028757

Cross-user correlation for detecting server-side multi-target intrusion

Technologies are generally described for time-correlating administrative events within virtual machines of a datacenter across many users and/or deployments. In some examples, the correlation of administrative events enables the detection of confluences of repeated unusual events that may indicate a mass hacking attack, thereby allowing attacks kicking network signatures to be detected. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160027914

High voltage transistor device with reduced characteristic on resistance

Technologies are generally described for reduction of the characteristic on resistance for a transistor device. In some examples, a transistor device may include a source region, a drain region, an n-type epitaxial region between the source and drain regions, a p-type body region, and a deep p-type trench region formed below the body region. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160026814

Access control of external memory

Technologies are generally described for an access control scheme for an external device. In some examples, an electronic device may detect the external memory connected to the electronic device; set a security code to enable access to the external memory; receive a request to access the external memory; access the external memory in response to entry of the security code; receive a request to disconnect the external memory; and remove a requirement for entry of the security code to enable access to the external memory.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160026681

Virtual datacenter private sublets for quarantined access to data

Technologies are generally described for providing a system that allows data use clients direct access to perform complex analysis on data assets without compromising the assets by sharing the data contained may set up the data assets in virtual datacenters (vdcs) within a physical datacenter and open additional resources within the vdcs to data use clients. The data use clients may be enabled to upload and execute analysis applications with access to valuable data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160026665

Generation of search index

Technologies are generally described for generating search indices. In some examples, a method performed under control of a storage device including a first memory and a second memory may include generating a first search index that corresponds to a first data stored in the first memory, based on analysis of the first data; and generating a second search index that corresponds to a second data stored in the second memory in parallel with the generating of the first search index, based on analysis of the second data.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160026391

Content-addressable memory device

Techniques described herein are generally related to storing and retrieving data from a content-addressable memory (cam). A data value to be stored in the cam may be received, where the data value has two or more bits. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160026227

Dynamic router power control in multi-core processors

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to dynamically select at least one power supply rail for a router. In some examples, a power control unit may be configured to determine a buffer occupancy level of one or more buffers of the router. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022337

Compression clip for fractured bone

Methods and devices for fixation of a lateral compression fracture are disclosed. At least one compression device may be provided in a deployer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160021897

Coffee cherry flour compositions and methods for their preparation

Flour compositions formed from portions of coffee cherries and methods for making the same are described. Seeds (or coffee beans) may be removed from coffee cherries to form coffee by-products (also referred to as cherry solids). ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/28/16 / #20160021894

Food products containing coffee cherry particulates

Food products having portions of coffee cherries are described, as well as components thereof and methods of forming. The food product may include a particulate composition and at least one flavoring agent. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160021544

Infrastructure for location discovery

Techniques are generally described for determining locations of a plurality of communication devices in a network. In some examples, methods for creating a location discovery infrastructure (ldi) for estimating locations of one or more of a plurality of communication nodes may comprise one or more of determining a plurality of locations in the terrain to place a corresponding plurality of beacon nodes, determining a plurality of beacon node groups for the placed beacon nodes, and determining a schedule for the placed beacon nodes to be active. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160021187

Virtual shared storage device

In a cluster computing environment, multiple computing devices may be configured to share same storage devices to perform different portions of one or more computing tasks. The storage devices may be communicatively coupled to the computing devices via a network so that each of the multiple computing devices may retrieve data from or write data to the shard storage devices.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160021071

Rapid data encryption and decryption for secure communication over open channels with plausible deniability

Technologies are generally described for providing rapid data encryption and decryption for secure communication over an open channel with plausible deniability. In some examples, a single bit of information may be encoded by many alternative combinations of bits thus providing high security as well as enabling a single ciphertext to encrypt several different plaintexts of the same length simultaneously. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160019714

Viewer optimized model compression

Technologies may be generally described to provide viewer optimized compression of a model. In some examples, a computing device may receive a request to compress a master model for a viewer. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160019380

User autehntication using voice and image data

Techniques are generally described for user authentication. Example techniques may include providing a data set including audio data and image data, wherein the audio data includes voice recordings of multiple people, wherein the image data includes at least a facial image of at least one of the multiple people, receiving a response to the data set from a user device, and determining whether the received response corresponds to at least a part of content of the voice recording of the one of the multiple people whose facial image is included in the image data.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160019306

Link preview management

Technologies are generally described for a link preview generation scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of a user device may include obtaining preview information associated with a link included in an electronic message; generating at least one link loading attribute regarding the link based on, at least in part, the preview information; and displaying the at least one link loading attribute on a display unit of the user device.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160019172

Utilization of solid state memory devices

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to utilize a solid state memory device. A memory device may include one or more input/output ports effective to receive data at, and facilitate transfer from, the memory device. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160019130

Tracking core-level instruction set capabilities in a chip multiprocessor

Techniques described herein generally relate to a task management system for a chip multiprocessor having multiple processor cores. The task management system tracks the changing instruction set capabilities of each processor core and selects processor cores for use based on the tracked capabilities. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160018716

Colored pigment particles for electrophoretic displays

Electrophoretic displays with an electrophoretic medium having charged pigmented microparticles are disclosed. The microparticles are charged linking molecules polymerized with chromophores of various colors so that microparticles in a variety of colors may be produced. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160017243

Corrosion reduction for supercritical water gasification through seeded sacrificial metal

Technologies are presented for reducing corrosion m supercritical water gasification through seeded sacrificial metal particles. The metal panicles may be seeded into one or more material input streams through high pressure injection. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015073

Coffee cherry beverage compositions and methods for their preparation

Beverage compositions having portions of coffee cherries are described, as well as methods of forming the beverage compositions. The beverage compositions may include at least one fluid and a solid composition admixed with the fluid. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015059

Food products containing coffee cherry particulates and methods for their preparation

Food products having portions of a dried deseeded coffee cherry are described, as well as components thereof and methods of forming. The food product may include one or more portions of a dried deseeded coffee cherry and a corn-derived ingredient.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015051

Food products and chocolate compositions containing coffee cherry byproducts and methods of forming the same

Food products having portions of a dried deseeded coffee cherry are described, as well as components thereof and methods of forming. The food product may include one or more portions of a dried deseeded coffee cherry and a chocolate composition.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160014187

Quality-of-experience measurement for voice services

An example method to determine a quality-of-experience (qoe) metric for a network communication includes receiving a media signal from the network communication, wherein the media signal includes a voice component, extracting an experience indicator from the voice component, wherein the experience indicator is a voice feature descriptive of a service quality of the network communication, evaluating the experience indicator, retrieving a quality-of-service (qos) metric if the evaluated experience indicator reflects the service quality of the network possibly being subpar, and determining the qoe metric for the network communication based on the evaluated experience indicator and the retrieved qos metric for the network communication.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160014094

Protection of private data

Technologies are generally described for generating obfuscated message data. In some examples, a method performed under control of a server may include calculating co-occurrence probabilities of a plurality of combinations, each of which includes at least two elements that are included in original message data; extracting, from the original message data, a first data set that includes at least one combination that has a first co-occurrence probability from among the plurality of combinations and a second data set that includes at least one combination that has a second co-occurrence probability from among the plurality of combinations; generating dummy data by using the first data set and the second data set; and adding the generated dummy data to the original message data to generate obfuscated message data.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160012935

Feedstocks for additive manufacturing and methods for their preparation and use

A feedstock for additive manufacturing includes a matrix material, and one or more barbed fibers disposed within the matrix material. Each barbed fiber includes a central filament and one or more barbed structures configured to extend outwardly from the central filament after extrusion. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160012574

Composite image generation to remove obscuring objects

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to generate a composite image. The methods may include receiving first image data that includes object data corresponding to an object and receiving second image data that includes obscuring data. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160012460

Energy-consumption based incentive management through smart meter monitoring

Technologies are generally provided for employing a smart meter to monitor an energy-efficient appliance or upgrade associated with an incentive program and to apply the incentive program to a location associated with the appliance or upgrade. A power utility provider may provide an incentive such as on-bill financing or bill reduction for energy-efficient upgrades, purchases, or otherwise encouraged programs. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160011141

Radiation sensor

An apparatus includes a first electrode and a second electrode positioned a distance from the first electrode. The second electrode is in electrical communication with the first electrode through at least a portion of a double strand deoxyribonucleic acid (dna). ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160009672

Phenolic epoxy compounds

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of making phenolic compounds, and resins comprising these phenolic compounds. The compounds include multifunctional epoxies, amino glycidyl derivatives, and multi-functional amines prepared from hydroxymethyl derivatives of phenols and bisphenols.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160009562

Alteration of graphene defects

Technologies are generally described for method and systems effective to at least partially alter a defect in a layer including graphene. In some examples, the methods may include receiving the layer on a substrate where the layer includes at least some graphene and at least some defect areas in the graphene. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160008783

Photocatalytic degradation of sugar

Systems having at least one photonic antenna molecule and at least one catalyst for degrading a sugar to degradation products using light energy are disclosed. Also disclosed are the devices and methods that use the systems for photocatalytically degrading a sugar into degradation products.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160008721

Provision of game characters

Technologies are generally described for providing at least one opponent character for games. In some examples, a method performed under control of a game server may include calculating a winning probability with regard to a plurality of opponents; selecting at least one of the plurality opponents based at least in part on the calculated winning probability; and providing the selected opponent to be displayed within a predetermined range of at least two player characters that are controlled by respective players that have no known relationship with each other for at least a predetermined amount of time.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/14/16 / #20160008057

Diagnostic needle probe

Properties of biological tissue may be determined percutaneously and intraoperatively with a needle probe which includes a number of sets of emitting and collecting optical fibers terminating at different locations along the length of the needle. Such an optical fiber arrangement enables tissue information to be gathered across the entire needle length, allowing for the rapid provision of information about the tissue surrounding the needle probe at several positions along the probe.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160006649

Wireless home network routing protocol

An example method for a device to implement one of the nodes in a wireless network for processing packets includes submitting a request to a network-management system in the network to become a node in the network, after having registered with the network-management system, determining neighboring nodes, flooding the wireless network with a link-state advertisement, the link-state advertisement providing neighboring relationships of the node, constructing switching rules for the node based on a tree switching network portion of the network, processing the packets received by the node with the switching rules, the switching rules defining at least one of (1) an ingress link to a parent node with a power capability greater than the node and (2) egress links to child nodes with a mobility greater than the node, and in response to having determined a failed link to a neighboring node, informing a node at the end of an ingress wireless link and the network-management system of the failed link.. . ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160004780

Search engine inference based virtual assistance

Techniques described herein generally relate to real time inference based systems. Example embodiments may set forth devices, methods, and computer programs related to search engine inference based virtual assistance. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160004686

Personal assistant context building

Technologies related to personal assistant context building are generally described. In some examples, network service communications, such as network traffic resulting from the use of mobile applications or “apps” on a mobile device, may be captured, parsed, and included in personal assistant context databases for use in configuring automated personal assistant user interaction operations. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160004288

Leakage current variability based power management

Technologies are generally described to provide a leakage current variability based power management of a processor. According to some examples, instruction counters and aggregated power consumption of the processor may be used to process power measurements of the processor into linear equations. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160004032

Shape memory alloy apparatus and methods of formation and operation thereof

An optical component is disclosed, as well as articles of manufacture, methods for forming, and methods of operating thereof. The optical component may include a plurality of patterned two-way shape memory alloy portions. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160004010

Direct writable and erasable waveguides in optoelectronic systems

Technologies are generally described to form a waveguide in a polymer multilayer comprising a first and second polymer layer. The waveguide may be formed by directing light beams toward the polymer multilayer to form first and second cladding regions in the polymer multilayer, where the first and second cladding regions comprise a mixture of the first and second polymer layers. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160004003

Hybrid nanoparticles and illumination devices using the hybrid nanoparticles

Hybrid nanoparticles and transparent light guides using the hybrid nanoparticles are disclosed. In some examples, a hybrid nanoparticle may include an organic blue-light emitting material, and an inorganic material bonded to the organic blue-light emitting material.. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160003769

Detection of volatile chemicals using an rfid sensing system

Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for monitoring volatile chemicals. A system includes an radio-frequency identification (rfid) tag composed of a patterned metal. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160002794

Corrosion control for supercritical water gasification components

Systems and articles of manufacture for minimizing corrosion in supercritical water gasification components are disclosed, as well as methods for their preparation and operation. The systems may include a nonconducting conduit that is configured to receive a fluid at a first end and transmit the fluid toward a second end thereof. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160002048

Graphene membrane repair

Technologies described herein are generally related to systems and processes for repairing a graphene membrane on a support. A chamber may receive a layer of graphene on a support. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160001314

Systems and methods for detecting substrate alignment during a printing process

Methods and systems for detecting alignment of a substrate during a printing process are described. In an embodiment, a printing apparatus may comprise an apparatus polarization area. ... Empire Technology Development Llc

01/07/16 / #20160001263

Preparation and use of magnetic polymer nanocomposites

A magnetic polymer nanocomposite is provided. The magnetic polymer nanocomposite includes a polymeric matrix and plurality of magnetic nanoparticles embedded within the polymeric matrix. ... Empire Technology Development Llc








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