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Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated patents (2015 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150381546

System and method for managing devices over a content centric network

A device can process commands from a remote device that manages the local device over a content centric network. During operation, the device can receive an interest for managing a device resource, such that the interest's name includes a name or a name prefix associated with the device resource, and includes a command for managing the resource. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150376768

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

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

12/31/15 / #20150375508

Bypass flow path for ink jet bubbles

An apparatus includes a bypass flow path between an ink supply port and a vent port and a primary flow path between the ink supply port and an ink delivery port. A first flow velocity of the bypass flow path is higher than a second flow velocity of the primary flow path. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373162

Cut-through forwarding of ccnx message fragments with ip encapsulation

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates cut-through forwarding of message fragments over a network. During operation, the system receives a packet that corresponds to a fragment of a message and contains a fragment header. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372914

Associating consumer states with interests in a content-centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates associating consumer states with interests in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, the system generates an interest for a content object comprising a name of the content object in a remote node. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372873

Method and apparatus for deploying a minimal-cost ccn topology

A ccn-deployment system can design and deploy a content centric network (ccn) topology, either across a collection of ccn nodes or across an existing computer network. During operation, the system analyzes a computer network of n network nodes to determine a physical network topology. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372808

Private and distributed computation of probability density functions

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for privacy-preserving aggregation of encrypted data. During operation, the system distributes secret keys to a plurality of devices. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371059

Privacy-sensitive ranking of user data

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for privacy-sensitive ranking of aggregated data. During operation, the system distributes secret keys to a plurality of devices. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370741

Computing system framework with unified storage, processing, and network switching fabrics incorporating network switches and method for making and using the same

A system and method for making and using a computing system framework with unified storage, processing, and network switching fabrics are provided. Processing nodes, either physical or virtual, are associated with intra-module ports, inter-module ports, and local storage spaces. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370740

Computing system with unified storage, processing, and network switch fabrics and method for making and using the same

A system and method for making and using a computing system with unified storage, processing, and network switch fabrics are provided. Processing nodes, either physical or virtual, are associated with intra-module ports, inter-module ports, and local storage spaces. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150367540

Integral vasculature

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

12/24/15 / #20150367462

Co-extruded microchannel heat pipes

A method for generating a microchannel heat pipe on a substrate surface includes co-extruding a primary material and a secondary material such that the primary material forms side walls that are spaced apart by the secondary material to form a composite structure. After the primary material hardens, the secondary material is removed, whereby the hardened primary material forms a pipe body structure having an elongated central channel defined between opposing end openings. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364848

Circuit interconnect system and method

A circuit interconnect generally comprises an electrical connection pad, a shape memory material, and a flowable conductor. The electrical connection pad has an upper surface, a portion of which is covered by the shape memory material. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364026

System and method for automatic objective reporting via wearable sensors

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for automatically reporting progress in completing objectives and goals of a plan. During operation, the system receives data indicating user selection and/or configuration of a plan with one or more goals, objectives, and/or milestones. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362225

Electrocaloric system with active regeneration

An electrocaloric with active regeneration includes first and second electrocaloric capacitors proximate one another enabling heat transfer there between. In the system, complementary first and second electric fields are applied to their respective electrocaloric capacitors such that when the electric fields are applied the temperature of the first electrocaloric capacitor increases while the temperature of the second electrocaloric capacitor decreases or vice-versa. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150359522

Point of care urine tester and method

A urine capturing arrangement is configured to receive urine from a user of a toilet, and a chamber is fluidically coupled to the capturing arrangement. A diverter is fluidically coupled between the capturing arrangement and the chamber. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358021

Thermally tempered glass substrate using cte mismatched layers and paste mixtures for transient electronic systems

A thermally tempered glass substrate for transient electronic systems (i.e., including electronic devices that visually disappear when triggered to do so) including two or more fused-together glass structures having different coefficient of thermal expansion (cte) values disposed in an intermixed arrangement manner that generates and stores potential energy in the form of residual, self-equilibrating internal stresses. In alternative embodiments the substrate includes laminated glass sheets, or glass elements (e.g., beads or cylinders) disposed in a glass layer. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349961

System and method for circular link resolution with computable hash-based names in content-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for constructing a linked object. During operation, the system constructs a first portion of the linked object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349281

Organic schottky diodes

An organic diode has a substrate, a first conductor layer on the substrate, an organic semiconductor layer on the first conductor layer, and a second conductor layer on the organic substrate layer, wherein one of the conductor layers has an injection enhancement.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343477

Methods and systems for creating aerosols

Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament between diverging surfaces. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343468

Methods and systems for creating aerosols

Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament between diverging surfaces. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150343407

Methods and systems for creating aerosols

Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament between diverging surfaces. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341373

Method and apparatus for preventing insertion of malicious content at a named data network router

An object-forwarding device can block a malicious content object from being inserted into an interest's reverse path over a named data network. During operation, the device can receive a content object via a first interface, and can perform a lookup operation in a pending interest table (pit) to identify a pit entry for an interest associated with the content object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341329

Border property validation for named data networks

One embodiment provides a system for distributing packets within a trust domain. During operation, the system receives, by an ingress node in the trust domain, a message. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341175

System and method for circular link resolution with hash-based names in content-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for constructing a linked object. During operation, the system constructs a first portion of the linked object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340223

Fabrication of thin-film devices using selective area epitaxy

A thin film device described herein includes a first thin film layer, a second film layer and a heterostructure within the second film layer. The first thin film layer is atop a substrate. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340026

Extracting candidate answers for a knowledge base from conversational sources

A method and system is provided to extract candidate utterances from conversational data. The conversational data includes a plurality of utterances and is stored in an electronic storage. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331105

Computer-implemented system and method for detecting vehicle occupancy

A computer-implemented system and method for detecting vehicle occupancy is provided. Light beam pulses emitted from a lidar system are applied to a passing vehicle. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330923

Computer-implemented system and method for externally assessing a building's susceptibility to heat loads

Usage data of an indoor climate control system for a building is obtained. To determine system susceptibility to infiltration, the infiltration parameter per unit effective leak area is determined. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324709

Computer-implemented system and method for providing available parking spaces en route

A computer-implemented system and method for providing available parking spaces en route is provided. Each of a plurality of parking spaces are associated with a hold time during which other vehicles are prevented from parking within that parking space while available and prior to commencement of a reservation. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324707

System and method for selecting useful smart kernels for general-purpose gpu computing

The present systems and methods leverage aspects of gpu architecture to improve the operational efficiency of the gpu.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324441

System and method for high performance k-means clustering on gpu with smart kernels

Provided is a high-performance implementation of the k-means clustering algorithm on a graphics processing unit (gpu), which leverages a set of gpu kernels with complimentary strengths for datasets of various dimensions and for different numbers of clusters. The concepts of non-dominated gpu kernels and efficient strategies to select high-throughput kernels that match the arguments of the clustering problem with the underlying gpu hardware for maximum speedup are provided.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319241

Accountable content stores for information centric networks

A set of content store nodes of an information-centric network (icn) can cache data, and can processes an interest for this data based on a domain assigned to the requested data. During operation, a cs node can receive a content object that is to be cached, and processes the content object by determining a domain associated with the content object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312300

Method and apparatus for exchanging bidirectional streams over a content centric network

A data-streaming system facilitates establishing a bidirectional data stream over a content centric network (ccn). During operation, the system determines a first routable name prefix associated with a service provider to which the network device desires to establish the bidirectional streaming session. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311307

High-k dielectrics with a low-k interface for solution processed devices

A device, including a substrate, an electronically active component on the substrate, an interface dielectric on the semiconductor, and a relaxor dielectric on the interface dielectric. The relaxor dielectric includes a surfactant that is solid at room temperature.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310644

Efficient representations of graphs with multiple edge types

One embodiment of the present invention provides a computing system. The computing system includes a processor and a computer-readable storage medium. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310508

Computer-implemented system and method for real-time feedback collection and analysis

A computer-implemented system and method for real-time feedback collection and analysis is provided. An event related to a patient is identified during the patient's visit to a medical care facility. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310180

Computer-implemented system and method for tracking entity locations and generating histories from the locations

A computer-implemented system and method for tracking entity locations and generating histories from the locations is provided. A tracker is associated with identification data for an entity and placed with the entity. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310099

System and method for generating labels to characterize message content

A system and method for generating labels to characterize message content are provided. At least one component, associated with a document, is extracted from a message. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310070

Computer-implemented system and method for integrating human observations into analytics data

A computer-implemented system and method for integrating user observations into operational data is provided. A database maintains notes each having received from a user and comprising a subjective observation. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309156

Computer-implemented system and method for tracking objects via identifier-tracker pairings

A computer-implemented system and method for tracking objects via identifier-tracker pairings is provided. Pairs of associated identifiers and trackers are stored. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304581

Impedance readout circuit and method

An impedance readout circuit receives an input signal from a pixel, or an array of pixels. The circuit includes an amplifier to amplify the input signal and detects a dc component of the input signal. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303723

Battery management based on internal optical sensing

A battery management system includes one or more fiber optic sensors configured to be disposed within an electrochemical battery. Each fiber optic sensor is capable of receiving input light and providing output light that varies based on the input light and an amount of free or dissolved gas present within the battery. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150300799

Capacitive imaging device with active pixels and method

A capacitive image sensor includes a sensor array having capacitive image pixels. Each pixel has a two-transistor configuration including a pixel selection transistor and a source follower transistor. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150298689

Design systems and methods for hybrid vehicles with a high degree of hybridization

Hybrid vehicle design circuitry quantifies values for utility/disutility variables of a hybrid vehicle design by evaluating a hybrid vehicle model over a collection of drive cycles/routes. The utility/disutility values include at least one of: total time or additional time beyond a reference time needed for the hybrid vehicle design to complete the drive cycles/routes, a fraction or number of the drive cycles/routes for which the hybrid vehicle design fails to achieve a target velocity, and amount of time or distance over which the hybrid vehicle design fails to achieve a target acceleration or the target velocity over the drive cycles/routes. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150298684

Control system for hybrid vehicles with high degree of hybridization

Systems and methods for controlling and operating a hybrid vehicle having a high degree of hybridization are disclosed. A power flow control system predicts vehicle power demand to drive the hybrid vehicle based on changing conditions during operation of the hybrid vehicle. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281376

System and method for device registration and discovery in content-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for device registration and discovery in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, the system receives, by a computer, an interest for registration of a client device. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281162

System and method for prioritizing messages based on senders and content for drivers

The system facilitates the selective display of messages to a user while the user is driving a vehicle. During operation, the system determines the priority of a message based on one or more of: a sender of the message; whether the message requests a response; a duration of time within which to read the message; and one or more rules. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281101

Multi-object interest using network names

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates multi-object interest using network names. During operation, the system generates a first interest comprising a name of a content object of a remote node and a first window size. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281071

Multi-publisher routing protocol for named data networks

A multi-publisher routing system facilitates forwarding an interest to multiple publishers associated with a namespace. During operation, network devices across a computer network can perform distance-vector routing with one or more network neighbors to determine a network topology. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280984

System and method for dynamic name configuration in content-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for automatic configuration of a computing device in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, the system sends, by the computing device on at least one of the computing device's faces, an interest in configuration information. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280918

Aggregate signing of data in content centric networking

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates routers in verifying content objects in a cost-effective manner by aggregating content objects into a secure content catalog. During operation, a client computing device receives a secure content catalog, which indicates a set of content objects and their corresponding digests. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280290

Method for monitoring/managing electrochemical energy device by detecting intercalation stage changes

A method for determining an operating state (e.g., state-of-charge or state-of-health) and/or generating management (charge/discharge) control information in a system including an electrochemical energy device (eed, e.g., a rechargeable li-ion battery, supercapacitor or fuel cell) that uses optical sensors to detect the intercalation stage change events occurring in the eed. The externally or internally mounted optical sensors measure operating parameter (e.g., strain and/or temperature) changes of the eed during charge/recharge cycling, and transmit measured parameter data using light signals sent over optical fibers to a detector/converter. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280056

Graded electron blocking layer

A light emitting device includes a p-side heterostructure, an n-side heterostructure, an active region disposed between the p-side heterostructure and the n-side heterostructure. An electron blocking layer (ebl) disposed between the p-side heterostructure and the active region comprises an aluminum containing group-iii-nitride alloy. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150276508

Computer-implemented system and method for externally evaluating thermostat adjustment patterns of an indoor climate control system in a building

Energy usage data of an indoor climate control system, such as an hvac system, for a building and ambient temperature data are obtained for a time period of interest with a time resolution that reflects the physically relevant time scales. The data are formed into time series. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150276495

Computer-implemented system and method for externally inferring an effective indoor temperature in a building

Energy usage data of an indoor climate control system, such as an hvac system, for a building and ambient temperature data are obtained for a time period of interest with a time resolution that reflects the physically relevant time scales. The data are formed into time series. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150276486

Determination of color characteristics of objects using spatially modulated light

A system is configured to determine a color distribution of an object moving along a flow direction relative to a spatial filter. The light emanating from the object is time modulated according to the mask features of the spatial filter. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150276387

Spatial modulation of light to determine object position

Approaches for determining object position in a flow path are disclosed. A system includes a spatial filter having a length disposed along a longitudinal axis of the flow path and a width along a lateral axis of the flow path. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150276251

Computer-implemented system and method for externally evaluating sizing of an indoor climate control system in a building

The recommended running time for an indoor climate control system, such as an hvac system, for a building is determined. Ideally, the recommended running time reflects the amount of time during each operating cycle that the system ought to run for an indoor climate control system that has been properly sized to the building. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150274555

Redox desalination system for clean water production and energy storage

An energy storage system employing a reversible salination-desalination process includes an electrochemical desalination battery (edb) unit including an anode and a cathode. The edb unit runs a salination process while storing energy from a direct current power supply unit, and runs a desalination process while releasing energy to an electrical load. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150273863

Vcsel-based variable image optical line generator

A single-pass imaging system utilizes a two-dimensional (2d) light field generator (e.g., one or more vcsel devices) to generate a modulated two-dimensional modulated light field in accordance with image data for a single row of pixels, and an anamorphic optical system that concentrates the two-dimensional modulated light field in a process direction such that a one-dimensional scan line image extending in a cross-process direction is generated on an imaging surface. The vcsel array is configured using a scan line image data group made up of pixel image data portions, with associated groups of light emitting elements aligned in the process direction being configured by each pixel image data portion. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150273849

Inkjet print heads with inductive heating

Embodiments are directed to a polymeric print head useful for inkjet printing. The inkjet print head has an injection molded, polymeric ink-carrying portion that includes conductive particles. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271267

Content-oriented federated object store

A content-oriented federated object store facilitates processing queries on metadata from a collection of content objects. During operation, the system can receive, from a first entity, a query that includes one or more search parameters. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270957

System and method for efficient and secure distribution of digital content

One embodiment provides a system for processing encrypted content. During operation, a client computing device determines a request for content based on the identity of the user or the client computing device. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269633

Marketplace for presenting advertisements in a scalable data broadcasting system

An ad-marketplace system manages an exchange for advertisement opportunities from a plurality of content brokers. Each advertising opportunity can include one or more attributes that describe advertisement slots during a broadcast of a data stream. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269290

Automated design and manufacturing feedback for three dimensional (3d) printability

A system and a method assess the three dimensional (3d) printability of a 3d model. Slices of the 3d model are received or generated. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269289

System for visualizing a three dimensional (3d) model as printed from a 3d printer

A system and a method visualize three dimensional (3d) printability of a 3d model. A 3d printing process of the 3d model is simulated to generate a layered 3d model describing the 3d model as printed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269282

Automated metrology and model correction for three dimensional (3d) printability

A system and a method automate metrology, measurement, and model correction of a three dimensional (3d) model for 3d printability. Slices of the 3d model are received or generated. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262856

Direct electrostatic assembly with capacitively coupled electrodes

A system and method manipulate micro objects. A field generator is configured to generate a force field varying in both space and time to manipulate the micro objects on a substrate. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256601

System and method for efficient content caching in a streaming storage

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for caching content data to a streaming storage in a content-centric network (ccn). The system maintains an in-memory index table. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256461

Concurrent hashes and sub-hashes on data streams

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for performing concurrent hashing of packet streams. During operation, the system receives a stream of packets at a controller. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256460

System and method for packet forwarding using a conjunctive normal form strategy in a content-centric network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for forwarding packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers (hsvlis) in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, the system receives a packet with an hsvli and determines, based on the hsvli, a plurality of ports to which the packet should be forwarded. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254347

System and method for direct storage access in a content-centric network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for caching content data to a storage device attached to a node in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, the system receives a content packet; forwards the content packet to an incoming port of an interest in the content packet; caches a copy of the content packet in the attached storage device, assembles a query; which includes at least a network header and an address associated with storage blocks at which the cached copy of the content packet is located, corresponding to the content packet; and stores the query in a cache table, thereby facilitating a subsequent direct access to the storage blocks using the assembled query to retrieve the copy of the content packet.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254249

System and method for ranking content popularity in a content-centric network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for ranking content popularity in a content-centric network (ccn) content cache. During operation, the system receives an interest in a piece of content stored in the content cache, services the interest by accessing the piece of content, updates a service rate associated with the piece of content, updates system-wide service rate statistics, and determines a popularity level associated with the piece of content based on the updated service rate and the updated system-wide service rate statistics.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150253566

Aperture for illuminating micromirror arrays having mirror tilt axis not parallel with an array axis

A mirror array is positioned in relationship to a high intensity power light source to receive at least a portion of a high intensity light beam and to reflect at least a portion of the high intensity light beam. An aperture plate is positioned between the high intensity power light source and the mirror array. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248697

Method and apparatus for streaming advertisements in a scalable data broadcasting system

A content broker can receive a request from a user's client device for access to a data stream, and determines whether the client device has a sufficient number of credits to consume the digital content. If the client device does not have a sufficient number of credits, the broker can provide the client device an opportunity to earn credits. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248542

Method and apparatus for maintaining content view statistics in a named data network

A client device that obtains a data object for a local user, and can detect a check-in requirement in the data object that instructs the client device to share demographic information with a content broker. The client device generates a check-in message that indicates the data object, and includes identifying information for the local user or the local client device. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248455

Content name resolution for information centric networking

A content-name-resolution (cnr) system can resolve ip addresses for named data objects (ndos) based on their name. During operation, a cnr server can receive a query from a client device for a source to a named data object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150243528

Fabrication method for microelectronic components and microchip inks used in electrostatic assembly

Charge-encoded chiplets are produced using a sacrificial metal mask and associated fabrication techniques and materials that are compatible with typical semiconductor fabrication processes to provide each chiplet with two different (i.e., positive and negative) charge polarity regions generated by associated patterned charge-inducing material structures. A first charge-inducing material (e.g., sio2) having a first (e.g., positive) charge polarity is formed on a silicon wafer over previously-fabricated integrated circuits (ics), then a sacrificial metal mask (e.g., mocr) is patterned only over a portion of the charge-inducing material structure, and a second charge-inducing material structure (e.g., a self-assembling octadecyltrichlorosilane (ots) monolayer) is deposited having a second (e.g., negative) charge polarity. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150242532

Efficient link management for graph clustering

One embodiment of the present invention provides a computing system. The computing system includes a processor and a memory. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150241798

Method and system to operate arrays of reflective elements for extended lifetime operation in use with high intensity power light sources

A method and system is provided to extend operational life of a mirror array of an image generating system, wherein the image generating system further includes a high intensity power light source to cause light to impinge on the mirror array, sufficient to cause deleterious plastic deformation of associated hinges of the mirror array, and an image output generating section configured to receive light from the mirror array. Image date is received by the image generating system image data to control mirrors of the mirror array and to generate an output image. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150239253

Reservoir having particle trapping features

The techniques described are applied for trapping particles within a partially enclosed region of a reservoir of a printer head using thermal gradients and buoyant flows within the ink contained in the reservoir. One disclosed embodiment includes a reservoir for an ink jet printer that has a plurality of walls and a cavity. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/20/15 / #20150235152

System and method for modeling behavior change and consistency to detect malicious insiders

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for identifying anomalies. During operation, the system obtains work practice data associated with a plurality of users. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/20/15 / #20150234875

Graph pruning in hipergraph

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for graph pruning. During operation, the system identifies a connected component in a graph comprising one or more vertices. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/20/15 / #20150234847

Computer-implemented system and method for augmenting search queries using glossaries

A computer-implemented system and method for augmenting search queries using glossaries is provided. At least one search query of one or more search terms is received. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/20/15 / #20150233704

Spatial modulation of light to determine dimensional characteristics of objects in a flow path

A device includes a spatial filter arranged in a cartesian coordinate system having orthogonal x, y, and z axes. The spatial filter has mask features that are more light transmissive and mask features that are less light transmissive. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/20/15 / #20150233703

Spatial modulation of light to determine object length

Spatially modulated light emanating from an object moving along a flow path is used to determine various object characteristics including object length along the flow direction. Light emanating from at least one object moving along in a flow path along a flow direction of a spatial filter is sensed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/13/15 / #20150229200

Dc/dc converter and method

A dc/dc converter having an inverter which accepts a dc input voltage, a rectifier that produces a dc output voltage, a resonant tank, and a controller. The inverter includes a first and second switch as does the rectifier. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/13/15 / #20150228844

Spectrally-selective metamaterial emitter

A spectrally-selective metamaterial emitter includes bull's eye (circular target-shaped) structures disposed on a base substrate and including concentric circular ridges separated by circular grooves and set at a fixed grating period (e.g., in the range of 10 nanometers to 5 microns). When the base substrate is heated to a high temperature (i.e., above 1000° k), thermally excited surface plasmons generated on the concentric circular ridges produce a highly directional, narrow band energy beam having a peak emission wavelength that is roughly equal to the fixed grating period. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/13/15 / #20150228836

Metamaterial enhanced thermophotovoltaic converter

A thermophotovoltaic (tpv) converter includes a spectrally-selective metamaterial emitter and an associated “matched” photovoltaic (pv) cell. The pv cell has an optimal conversion spectrum (i.e., the wavelength range of in-band photons efficiently converted into electricity). ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/13/15 / #20150228827

Solar power harvesting system with metamaterial enhanced solar thermophotovoltaic converter (mestc)

A solar power system includes a sunlight concentrating system (e.g., a heliostat), a thermophotovoltaic (tpv) converter and a thermal power system. The tpv converter includes a metamaterial emitter formed on a box-like enclosure, and an associated photovoltaic (pv) cell. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/13/15 / #20150228508

Micro-assembly with planarized embedded microelectronic dies

An ic assembly includes multiple microelectronic dies embedded in a substrate material using capillary forces such that the contact surface of each microelectronic die is coplanar with a planar upper surface of the substrate material. The substrate material is deposited as a layer of uncured polymer in a paste (or other solid form) on a base chip, and then the microelectronic dies are mounted on the layer surface in a predefined pattern. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/13/15 / #20150224864

Hybrid vehicle with power boost

A hybrid vehicle includes at least one axle, an energy storage device disposed within the hybrid vehicle, a fuel consuming engine, a power boosting feature, and a controller. The fuel consuming engine is operably connected to selectively provide power to at least one of the energy storage device and the at least one axle. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/06/15 / #20150222603

Content-based transport security for distributed producers

A content-producing computer system can use a locally generated key or a client-generated key to communicate with a client device during a session over a named-data network. During operation, the computer system can receive an interest packet that includes a name for a piece of data or a service. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/06/15 / #20150222424

Content-based transport security

A computer system can send a secure request over a named-data network to a remote device by generating an interest with encrypted name components. During operation, the computer system can receive or obtain a request for data, such as from a local user or from a local application. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/30/15 / #20150215206

End-to-end route tracing over a named-data network

A route-tracing application can measure the performance of a path in a named-data network using trace agents deployed across various network nodes. During operation, a network node can process a route-tracing interest by performing a lookup operation in a forwarding information base (fib) using the interest's name, in which a respective fib entry may map the name to a forwarding rule. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/30/15 / #20150210089

Microwave drying of ink for an ink jet printer

An ink jet printer includes a microwave transparent substrate, a microwave emitter, and at least one cavity. The microwave transparent substrate is operationally movable along a first direction and is adapted to receive an ink jetted material thereon. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/30/15 / #20150210009

Polymer spray deposition methods and systems

Polymer spray deposition systems and methods are disclosed that can be used with a wide range of thermoplastic materials to produce high resolution objects having the complexity and structural integrity typically only achieved using more traditional manufacturing techniques, like injection molding processes. The polymeric spray deposition systems and methods use a spray generator that stretches the fluid between two diverging surfaces, such as two rollers or between two pistons. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/23/15 / #20150208318

Service-oriented routing in software-defined manets

One embodiment provides a mobile ad-hoc network (manet). The manet includes a plurality of mobile nodes and a centralized controller node. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/23/15 / #20150208316

Gateways and routing in software-defined manets

One embodiment provides a mobile wireless network that includes a plurality of wireless nodes and a controller node which manages a weighted network graph for the plurality of wireless nodes. A local wireless node sends a route-request message associated with at least one destination node to the controller node, receives a path to the destination node, and routes a packet to the destination node based on the received path. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/23/15 / #20150206222

Method to construct conditioning variables based on personal photos

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating one or more recommendations for a customer. During operation, the system obtains transaction and image data for a plurality of existing customers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/16/15 / #20150200852

Method and apparatus for establishing a virtual interface for a set of mutual-listener devices

An ad-hoc network device facilitates creating a virtual interface for a set of mutual-listener devices that have a duplex communication with each other. During operation, the network device can receive a packet, and identifies a virtual interface to which the packet is directed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/16/15 / #20150200376

Pre-fabricated substrate for printed electronic devices

A pre-patterned substrate has a supporting material, a plurality of segments on the supporting material, a plurality of interdigitated line structures within each segment to allow formation of features, and an isolation region between the segments.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/09/15 / #20150193854

Automated compilation of graph input for the hipergraph solver

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating a product recommendation by translating transaction data to graph representation for input to a graph analytics application. During operation, the system generates a transaction table to store transaction data, a customer table to store customer data, and a product table to store products data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/02/15 / #20150185139

Sensor apparatus and method based on wavelength centroid detection

Sensor material is arranged to interact with input light and to asymmetrically alter a spectral distribution of the input light in response to presence of an external stimulus. A detector is configured to sense the altered input light and to generate at least one electrical signal comprising information about a shift in the centroid of a spectral distribution of the altered input light relative to a centroid of the spectral distribution of the input light.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/02/15 / #20150183228

Print head ink flow path with bubble removal grooves

A print head includes an inlet port that receives a flow of a phase-change ink and an outlet port that delivers the flow to a jet. The print head includes a flow path along a flow direction from the inlet port to the outlet port. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/02/15 / #20150183216

Injection molded ink jet modules

A print head includes an aperture plate and a plurality of duplicate, injection molded, jet modules that are coupled to the aperture plate. Each of the jet modules includes a plurality of jets and corresponding ink supply cavity that seals against the aperture plate and provides ink to the jets. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150179873

Small-sized light-emitting diode chiplets and method of fabrication thereof

Diode includes light emitting region, first metal layer, dielectric layer, and second metal layer. Light emitting diode includes n-type group iii-nitride portion, p-type group iii-nitride layer, and light emitting region sandwiched between n- and p-type layers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150177119

Flow cytometer

Embodiments are directed to a host structure that includes a waveguide configured to deliver measurement light to a compartment at least partially within the host structure. The compartment is configured to reversibly engage a fluidic optical cartridge. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150177118

Fluidic optical cartridge

Embodiments are directed to an apparatus that includes a fluidic structure and optical components. The fluidic structure includes a transparent channel through which objects in an analyte fluid can travel along respective paths during operation of the apparatus. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150176917

Molded plastic objects having an integrated heat spreader and methods of manufacture of same

Embodiments are directed to a molded plastic object that includes at least one vapor chamber within the plastic object. A wicking material is in contact with at least a portion of an inner wall of the vapor chamber. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150175454

Recycling activated sludge by hydrodynamic seperator (hds) to enable high mlss bioreactor to process high influent flow and/or high strength wastewater

A wastewater treatment plant that employs an activated sludge process and a method of operating the same is described. Wastewater influent is provided to a bioreactor configured to perform activated sludge processing to develop mixed liquor suspended solids (mlss). ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150174829

Process to fabricate an injection molded printhead with inkjet nozzle face plate

Methods of fabricating a printhead having integrated inkjet nozzles are disclosed. The methods include injection molding the printhead having a plurality of manifold features and embossing jet features extending between the manifold features and an outer surface of the printhead.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150174811

Method for interdigitated finger coextrusion

A method for depositing a structure comprising interdigitated materials includes merging flows of at least two materials in a first direction into a first combined flow, dividing the first combined flow in a second direction to produce at least two separate flows, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction, and merging the two separate flows into a second combined flow.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/25/15 / #20150174810

Interdigitated finger coextrusion device

A co-extrusion device includes at least one first inlet port to receive a first material, at least one second inlet port to receive a second material, a first combining channel arranged to receive the first material and the second material and combine the first and second materials into a first combined flow flowing in a first direction, a splitter channel arranged to receive the first combined flow and to split the first combined flow into at least two split flows in a second direction at least partially orthogonal to the first direction, wherein each split flow consists of the first and second materials, a second combining channel arranged to receive the split flows and combine the split flows into a second combined flow in the first direction, and at least one exit orifice arranged to allow the materials to exit the device as a single flow.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/18/15 / #20150170738

Uv sensor with nonvolatile memory using oxide semiconductor films

A ultra-violet sensor has a gate on a substrate, a dielectric formed over the gate and the substrate, an oxide semiconductor formed over the dielectric, and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed at the edges of the oxide semiconductor. A memory device has an array of ultra-violet sensors, each sensor having a gate on a substrate, a dielectric formed over the gate and the substrate, an oxide semiconductor formed over the dielectric, and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed at the edges of the oxide semiconductor, an array of ultra-violet light sources corresponding to the array of ultra-violet sensors, an array of detectors electrically coupled to the array of ultra-violet sensors, driving circuitry attached to the array of sensors and the ultra-violet light sources to allow addressing of the arrays, and a reset mechanism.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/18/15 / #20150170295

System and method for identifying key targets in a social network by heuristically approximating influence

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for selecting a set of nodes to maximize information spreading. During operation, the system receives a budget constraint and a population sample, constructs a social network associated with the population sample, analyzes a network graph associated with the social network to obtain structural information associated with a node within the social network, estimates characteristics associated with the node, and selects the set of nodes that maximizes the information spreading under the budget constraint based on the structural information and the characteristics associated with the node.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/18/15 / #20150167184

Electrolytic gas generating devices, actuators, and methods

Devices and methods are provided for generating gas(es). A device includes a first layer having a conductive region and an electrode, a sealing layer adjacent the first layer and having a conductive region and a multi-electrode assembly including an ionic layer with a cathode side and an opposed anode side, and a second layer adjacent the sealing layer and having a conductive region and an electrode operably associated with an isolated electrical connector, wherein the device is configured to generate the gas(es) upon application of a voltage to the electrical connector and to the conductive regions of the layers.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/18/15 / #20150165469

Co-extrusion print head with edge bead reduction

A co-extrusion print head has at least one channel, and a set of orifices fluidically connected to the channel, wherein the set of orifices has at least one orifice at each edge of the set has a smaller vertical extent than the other orifices.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/11/15 / #20150163127

Distance-based routing in an information-centric network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a computing system. The computing system includes a processor and a computer-readable storage medium. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/11/15 / #20150161670

System and method for estimating and clustering multiple-dimension characteristics for auction-based message delivery

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for characteristics-based message delivery. During operation, the system receives activity data associated with a user, and infers a characteristic profile associated with the user based on the received activity data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/11/15 / #20150161398

Method and apparatus for privacy and trust enhancing sharing of data for collaborative analytics

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for privacy-preserving sharing of data for secure collaboration. During operation, the system obtains a first set of data describing network events associated with one or more network addresses. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/11/15 / #20150161229

Efficient detection of information of interest using greedy-mode-based graph clustering

One embodiment of the present invention provides a computing system, which identifies, for graph clustering, first and second sets of vertices in a graph. A respective vertex in the first set of vertices is an exemplar. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/11/15 / #20150161228

Efficient detection of information of interest using mode-based graph clustering

One embodiment of the present invention provides a computing system. The computing system includes a processor and a computer-readable storage medium. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/11/15 / #20150158295

Print head design for ballistic aerosol marking with smooth particulate injection from an array of inlets into a matching array of microchannels

Disclosed herein is a material ejector (e.g., print head) geometry having alignment of material inlet channels in-line with microchannels, symmetrically disposed in a propellant flow, to obtain smooth, well-controlled, trajectories in a ballistic aerosol ejection implementation. Propellant (e.g., pressurized air) is supplied from above and below (or side-by-side) a microchannel array plane. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/28/15 / #20150149390

Method and system for creating an intelligent digital self representation

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for advising a user. During operation, the system generates a set of rules for a digital representation of the user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/28/15 / #20150149297

Method and apparatus for scalable data broadcasting

A data-publishing system facilitates broadcasting a data stream so that each client device obtains a personalized data stream. During operation, a publisher can generate an encoded data stream that does not include a reproducible version of the data stream's contents, and generates an encoding sauce to provide to at least one data-brokering system. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/21/15 / #20150142785

Generalized graph, rule, and spatial structure based recommendation engine

One embodiment of the present invention provides a recommendation system. During operation, the system receives context information associated with the user, updates a plurality of user models based on the received context information, and identifies at least one spatial data structure that stores a plurality of items. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/07/15 / #20150127425

Strategic modeling for economic optimization of grid-tied energy assets

One embodiment of the present invention provides an energy-asset control system for utilizing an energy asset to provide one of more modes of operation services. The system includes an economic optimizer configured to identify at least one mode of operation opportunity based on current and/or future market conditions; a prognostics module configured to perform a prognostic analysis associated with the mode of operation opportunity for the energy asset using an existing model, and determine a confidence level associated with the prognostic analysis; and an operation controller. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/07/15 / #20150126968

Fluid delivery devices and methods

Devices and methods are provided for fluid delivery. The device may include a housing having an outer surface which includes a porous membrane, a fluid reservoir disposed in the interior region of the main housing and formed at least in part by a wall structure, a puncture mechanism operable to puncture the wall structure and form a fluidic path between the fluid reservoir and one or more channels in fluid communication with the porous membrane, and a positive displacement mechanism operable, following puncture of the wall structure, to drive a fluid out of the fluid reservoir, through the one or more channels, and into the porous membrane.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150121305

Method and system for enhanced inferred mode user interface operations

A method and system is provided for the input of user interface commands. Particularly, command initiation events including at least one of: (i) a mouse press event on mouse pointer hardware, and (ii) at least one of a pen touch event, a stylus touch event, and a finger touch event on touch pointer hardware, are accepted. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150121203

System and method for generating uniform format pages for a system for composing messages

A system and method designed to convert documents for the generation of electronic messages. The system and method includes a uniform document formatting system and method: (i) configured to receive uploaded documents, having document pages, the uploaded documents existing in at least one non-uniform document format, and (ii) configured to convert the uploaded documents in the at least one non-uniform document format into a uniform document format. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150121202

System and method for transmitting mixed content type messages

A system and method converts a mixed content type electronic message to a format preserving layout appearance. Textual regions of the mixed content type electronic message are encoded into a text format. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150121183

System and method for reflow of text in mixed content documents

A method and system is provided to author an electronic document having content including document objects, the documents objects including at least text objects and graphical objects, the graphical objects including at least one of image objects, structured graphics, digital ink, and hyperlinks. The method and system modifies the content of the electronic document, and applies an automatic hybrid reflow process to reflow at least one of the text objects of the electronic document in accordance with the applied automatic hybrid reflow process. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150121179

System and method for creating graphically rich messages incorporating shared docments

A message generation system and method for generation of a message by an electronic computing device includes a display window of the electronic computing device, containing one or more a page viewing regions to display page images of a document, and one or more message composition regions, for composition of the message. A selection-transfer mechanism is configured to select and transfer content from any page viewing region to the message composition region, wherein the system is configured so that during the composition of the message a user only employs a single computer application.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150120924

Software-defined named-data networking

A device in an information-centric network or a named-data network can process commands from a packet on one or more local resources. During operation, the device can receive a packet that includes a name or name prefix, and additionally can include a header comprising one or more resource fields that each can include instructions that perform an operation on a corresponding resource. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150120895

Express header for packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for forwarding named packets. During operation, the system receives a named packet with an express header. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150120453

Real-time local offer targeting and delivery system

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for delivering an offer to a mobile device associated with a potential customer. During operation, the system receives data indicating that a potential customer is at or entering a targeted area or is on a vehicle associated with one or more businesses providing offers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150119477

Methods and systems for creating aerosols

Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150118523

Adaptive current-collector electrochemical system

An adaptive current-collector electrochemical (ace) system utilizes an array of contact pads and associated current control transistors to control localized current generation in discrete regions of a battery. Each contact pad is formed on a battery electrode (anode or cathode) and coupled to an associated discrete battery region, and is connected by an associated transistor to a current collection plate. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150117453

Hash-based forwarding of packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers over ethernet

A system is provided for forwarding packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers (hsvlis) over ethernet. The system receives an ethernet-encapsulated registration message from a content server, which includes a packet containing an hsvli. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150117452

System and method for minimum path mtu discovery in content centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating fragmentation of packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers (hsvlis). During operation, the system receives an interest packet with an hsvli corresponding to a piece of content. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150117449

System and method for hash-based forwarding of packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for forwarding packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers (hsvlis). During operation, the system receiving a packet with an hsvli. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150117253

Interest messages with a payload for a named data network

A network device can process a payload in an interest packet. During operation, the network device can receive an interest packet that includes a name or a name prefix associated with one or more target entities for the interest. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150116444

Imaging blanket with dispersed carbon and micro-texture surface

An imaging blanket for a variable data lithography printing system is disclosed that comprises a polymer body having incorporated therein carbon black and measured amount of surface-treated fumed silica. The carbon black serves to improve the thermal absorption efficiency for thermal patterning of a dampening fluid layer formed over the imaging blanket in use. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/30/15 / #20150115057

Methods and systems for creating aerosols

Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/23/15 / #20150113166

Method and apparatus for a named network within an autonomous system

An edge node or cache server of an autonomous system (as) can process an interest for the autonomous system. During operation, the system can receive an interest for a content object, and determines whether the local node can satisfy the interest. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/23/15 / #20150113163

Adaptive multi-interface use for content networking

One embodiment provides a system that forwards a packet with a hierarchically structured variable-length identifier (hsvli) in a network. An hsvli indicates a piece of content and indicates a hierarchical structure of contiguous components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/23/15 / #20150111158

Micro-truss structures having in-plane structural members

An enhanced self-writing method for generating in-plane (horizontally-oriented) polymer lightguides that includes disposing one or more light deflecting structures in or on the upper surface of a uncured layer that deflect incident collimated light beams in a transverse direction (i.e., parallel to the uncured layer top layer surface), whereby the deflected collimated light beam polymerizes a corresponding elongated portion of the uncured material in a self-propagating manner to form in-plane polymer lightguides. When used in the fabrication of micro-truss structures, the in-plane polymer lightguides are linked to diagonal polymer lightguides to form superior truss configurations, such as that of the ideal octet-truss structure. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/23/15 / #20150110954

Method of fabricating a card with piezo-powered indicator by printed electronics processes

An interactive card or the like employs a piezoelectric charge generator (piezo-strip) for temporarily driving an indicator. The piezo-strip may be displaced (bent) in order to generate charge to drive the indicator. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/23/15 / #20150109389

Trap configured to collect ink particle contaminants in response to a cleaning flow

An apparatus includes an inkjet manifold with at least one ink supply port coupled to an ink supply and at least one ink delivery port. A flow path is between the ink supply and ink delivery ports, and the flow path includes a trap configured to collect particle contaminants in response to a pulsed cleaning flow and hold the particle contaminants during an operational flow.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/16/15 / #20150106223

System and method for improved parallel search on bipartite graphs using dynamic vertex-to-processor mapping

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for dynamically assigning vertices to processors to generate a recommendation for a customer. During operation, the system receives graph data with customer and product vertices and purchase edges. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/16/15 / #20150105751

Multiple reservoir drug delivery device and methods

Devices and methods are provided for drug delivery. The device may include a housing configured for intraluminal deployment into a human or animal subject and first and second reservoirs within the housing, each reservoir having an actuation end, an opposed release end, and a plug moveable from the actuation end toward the release end. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/16/15 / #20150105610

Multiple reservoir drug delivery device and methods

Devices and methods are provided for drug delivery. The device may include a housing configured for intraluminal deployment into a human or animal subject and first and second reservoirs within the housing, each reservoir having an actuation end, an opposed release end, and a plug moveable from the actuation end toward the release end. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/16/15 / #20150105295

Multiplexed flow assay based on absorption-encoded micro beads

Analysis of a system and/or sample involves the use of absorption-encoded micro beads. Each type of micro bead is encoded with amounts of the k dyes in a proportional relationship that is different from proportional relationships of the k dyes of others of the n types of absorption-encoded micro beads. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/16/15 / #20150102852

Stressed substrates for transient electronic systems

A stressed substrate for transient electronic systems (i.e., electronic systems that visually disappear when triggered to do so) that includes one or more stress-engineered layers that store potential energy in the form of a significant internal stress. An associated trigger mechanism is also provided that, when triggered, causes an initial fracture in the stressed substrate, whereby the fracture energy nearly instantaneously travels throughout the stressed substrate, causing the stressed substrate to shatter into multiple small (e.g., micron-sized) pieces that are difficult to detect. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/16/15 / #20150101502

Variable data lithography system for applying multi-component images and systems therefor

A reimageable layer of an imaging member is provided with a dampening fluid layer. The reimageable layer has specific properties such as composition, surface profile, and so on so as to be well suited for receipt and carrying the dampening fluid layer. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/09/15 / #20150098024

Projection system and components

A system including a plurality of pixels disposed on a substrate forming a screen. A signal, such as an image, can be projected on the screen. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/02/15 / #20150095182

System and method for a high-performance graph analytics engine

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating a product recommendation. During operation, the system receives graph data indicating vertices and edges of the graph. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/26/15 / #20150083976

Dispersant for improved battery electrode formulations

A composition includes an active material, a conductive agent, lithium dodecyl sulfate, a solvent, and an organic binder. Another composition includes an active compound containing lithium, a conductive agent, lithium dodecyl sulfate, a solvent and an organic binder. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/26/15 / #20150082809

Electrocaloric cooler and heat pump

System and methods are disclosed for controlled thermal energy transfer. The system includes a thermal energy source, a thermal energy sink, spaced apart from the thermal energy source, an electrocaloric structure carried by a suspension and configured for alternating physical movement between thermal communication with the thermal energy source and thermal communication with the thermal energy sink, and a control signal source simultaneously providing both a temperature control signal for controlling the temperature of the electrocaloric structure and a movement control signal for controlling the alternating physical movement of the electrocaloric structure between thermal communication with the thermal energy source and thermal communication with the heat sink. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/19/15 / #20150077172

Externally induced charge patterning using rectifying devices

A system and method form charge patterns on micro objects. The system and method employ a micro object including a rectifying device. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/19/15 / #20150076961

Method for reduction of stiction while manipulating micro objects on a surface

A system and method reduce stiction while manipulating micro objects on a surface. The system and method employed a field generator configured to generate a driving force at a frequency and amplitude to at least partially overcome stiction between the micro objects and the surface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/19/15 / #20150075068

Unwanted plant removal system

Embodiments include an apparatus and methods for removing unwanted plants or weeds from an area such as an agricultural plot or lawn. The apparatus includes a three-dimensional imager configured to capture plant images and locate plants; an image processor configured to distinguish between wanted and unwanted plants based upon the captured plant images; at least one laser device configured to emit a laser beam having power sufficient to damage the unwanted plants; a laser beam controller configured to direct at least one laser beam toward the unwanted plant; and a chassis configured to support the three-dimensional imager, the laser device, and the laser beam controller. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/19/15 / #20150075067

Unwanted plant removal system having a stabilization system

An apparatus and methods are provided for removing unwanted plants or weeds from an area such as an agricultural plot or lawn. The apparatus includes a three-dimensional imager configured to capture plant images and locate plants; an image processor configured to distinguish between wanted and unwanted plants based upon the captured plant images; at least one removal device configured to damage a target on the unwanted plants; a guidance system configured to direct at least one laser beam toward the unwanted plant; a stabilization system configured to provide feedback compensation to one or both of the three-dimensional imager and the guidance system; and a chassis configured to support the three-dimensional imager, the laser device, the guidance system, and the stabilization system. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/19/15 / #20150075066

Unwanted plant removal system having variable optics

Embodiments of an apparatus and methods can removing unwanted plants or weeds from an area such as an agricultural plot or lawn. The apparatus includes a three-dimensional imager configured to capture plant images and locate plants; an image processor configured to distinguish between wanted and unwanted plants based upon the captured plant images; at least one laser device configured to emit a laser beam having power sufficient to damage the unwanted plants; a guidance system configured to direct at least one laser beam toward the unwanted plant; and a chassis configured to support the three-dimensional imager, the laser device, and the guidance system. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/05/15 / #20150065997

Transmucosal drug delivery device and method including chemical permeation enhancers

Devices and methods are provided for transmucosal drug delivery. The transmucosal drug delivery device may include a housing configured for intralumenal deployment, such as intravaginally, into a human or animal subject; a drug-dispensing portion which contains at least one drug, the drug-dispensing portion being configured to dispense the drug from the housing by positive displacement; and a permeability enhancer-dispensing portion configured to release or generate a permeability enhancing substance to disrupt at least one region of a mucosal barrier adjacent to the housing at a selected time while intralumenally deployed in the human or animal subject. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/05/15 / #20150062790

Digital lanyard for securing data on portable devices

A data securing system includes a digital lanyard having a first end portion connected with a first line, having a first connector portion, and a second line having a second connector portion. A second end portion of the digital lanyard includes an electronic data generating device interface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/26/15 / #20150056432

Co-extrusion of periodically modulated structures

A structure at least one stripe of material having a length, wherein a first stripe has a varying width along the length.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/26/15 / #20150055340

Optical array for led bulb with thermal optical diffuser

An led light bulb includes a thermally conductive base and at least one led assembly disposed on the base. The led assembly includes at least one led configured to emit light. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/26/15 / #20150054879

Inkjet print head health detection

A method and apparatus for self-sensing the detection of print head conditions on high resolution/multiple nozzle piezoelectric ink jet print heads resulting in increased ink jet efficiency and reduced ejection failure with no use of ink. This is done by creating a pressure wave in an ink-fillable ink jet head ejection chamber where the intensity of the induced pressure wave is below a threshold value necessary to produce ejection of a normal sized ink drop through the nozzle. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/19/15 / #20150051890

Automated augmented model extension for robust system design

A method is provided for automatically generating an augmented model of a cyber-physical component. Cyber-physical components are built from or depend upon the synergy computational and physical components. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/19/15 / #20150048714

Electroactive polymer structures printed with varying compositions of ions

An electroactive polymer structure includes a first flexible electrode, a second flexible electrode, and a polymer dielectric layer with ionic liquid on top of the first electrode including at least two regions. Each region of the polymer dielectric layer includes a different ionic liquid concentration. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/19/15 / #20150048397

Transparent electron blocking hole transporting layer

A light emitting diode includes an active region configured to emit light, a composite electrical contact layer, and a transparent electron blocking hole transport layer (tebhtl). The composite electrical contact layer includes two materials. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/19/15 / #20150048315

Organic thin-film transistor

An n-type organic thin-film transistor including a substrate, a gate, and a dielectric layer covering the substrate and the gate. A semiconductor-insulator polymer blend layer is disposed on the dielectric layer; a source and a drain are disposed on top of the semiconductor-insulator polymer blend layer.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/12/15 / #20150040939

Tunable surfactants in dampening fluids for digital offset ink printing applications

A dampening fluid useful in offset ink printing applications contains water and a surfactant whose structure can be altered. The alteration in structure aids in reducing accumulation of the surfactant on the surface of an imaging member. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/05/15 / #20150040180

Information firewall

A data-firewall system blocks sensitive data from becoming available outside a protected space. During operation, the system can obtain an interest from a requesting entity. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/05/15 / #20150039672

System and apparatus for measuring application-specific consistency of check-in-based user location data streams

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for ensuring quality of a check-in stream for an application. During operation, the system initially receives a check-in stream metric for the application. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/05/15 / #20150036535

Method and apparatus for configuring routing paths in a custodian-based routing architecture

A network-connectivity system uses one or more local endpoints to establish a set of directed network connections across network domains. During operation, the system determines a first network domain which is to function as a via that communicates data from other network devices to a predetermined endpoint of a local domain. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/29/15 / #20150029293

Molded textured imaging blanket surface

Forming an imaging blanket for a printing apparatus includes depositing a patternable material over a substrate, etching the patternable material according to a desired exposure pattern, hardening the etched patternable material to thereby form a template surface comprising a desired template pattern of texture features, depositing a layer of curable liquid polymer over and in physical contact with the template surface, curing the liquid polymer to thereby form the imaging blanket, and removing the imaging blanket from the template surface to thereby expose a patterned imaging surface of the imaging blanket. The image blanket may thereby be provided with a desired texture surface, for example comprised of individual molded image blanket features, such as recesses or pillars, of a desired cross-sectional shape. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/29/15 / #20150027982

Ultra-fine textured digital lithographic imaging plate and method of manufacture

A method of forming an imaging blanket for a printing apparatus comprises preparing a support structure (e.g., mold) for receipt of a polymer blanket compound, introducing the polymer blanket compound in liquid state over the support structure, curing the polymer blanket compound to produce an imaging blanket, releasing the imaging blanket from the support structure, and etching a surface of the imaging blanket to form a texture pattern therein, the surface forming an imaging surface of said imaging blanket. An imaging surface providing desirable dampening fluid retention is provided. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/29/15 / #20150027332

Method of making a molded textured imaging blanket surface

Forming an imaging blanket for a printing apparatus includes depositing a patternable material over a substrate, etching the patternable material according to a desired exposure pattern, hardening the etched patternable material to thereby form a template surface comprising a desired template pattern of texture features, depositing a layer of curable liquid polymer over and in physical contact with the template surface, curing the liquid polymer to thereby form the imaging blanket, and removing the imaging blanket from the template surface to thereby expose a patterned imaging surface of the imaging blanket. The image blanket may thereby be provided with a desired texture surface, for example comprised of individual molded image blanket features, such as recesses or pillars, of a desired cross-sectional shape. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/22/15 / #20150022790

Continuously producing digital micro-scale patterns on a thin polymer film

A coating mechanism disposes a liquid (e.g., polymer) thin film onto a conveyor surface (e.g., roller or belt) that is moved by a suitable motor to convey the thin film into a precisely controlled gap (or nip) region where applied potentials generate an electric field that causes the liquid to undergo electrohydrodynamic (ehd) patterning deformation, whereby the liquid forms patterned micro-scale features. A curing mechanism (e.g., a uv laser) is used to solidify (e.g., cross-link) the patterned liquid features inside or immediately after exiting the gap region, thereby forming micro-scale patterned structures that are either connected by an intervening web as part of a sheet, or separated into discrete micro-scale structures. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/22/15 / #20150021161

Continuously producing digital micro-scale patterns on a thin polymer film

A liquid thin film is disposed on a conveyor surface (e.g., a roller or belt) that moves the thin film into a precisely controlled gap (or nip) region in which the liquid thin film is subjected to an electric field that causes the liquid to undergo electrohydrodynamic (ehd) patterning deformation, whereby portions of the liquid thin film form patterned liquid features having a micro-scale patterned shape. A curing mechanism (e.g., a uv laser) is used to solidify (e.g., in the case of polymer thin films, cross-link) the patterned liquid inside or immediately after exiting the gap region. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/01/15 / #20150006316

System and method for parallel search on explicitly represented graphs

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for partitioning a graph representing customer purchases to facilitate parallel computations. During operation, the system initially receives graph data indicating vertices and edges of the graph, wherein the vertices represent customers and products and the edges represent purchases. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated








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