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Controlling the spread of interests and content in a content centric network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for controlling the spread of interests and content in a content centric network (ccn). During operation, the system maintains a routing policy for content data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Flexible command and control in content centric networks

One embodiment provides a transport-framework system that facilitates command messages to be communicated in a layer-agnostic manner. During operation, the system generates, by a component of a stack of communication modules, a first command message for a target entity. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Co-extruded conformal battery separator and electrode

A co-extrusion print head has at least one separator inlet port, at least a first, second and third series of channels arranged to receive a separator material from the separator inlet port, at least one electrode inlet port, a fourth series of channels arranged to receive an electrode material from the electrode inlet port, a first merge portion connected to the first, second, third and fourth series of channels, the merge portion positioned to receive and merge the separator material into a separator flow and the electrode material into an electrode flow, a second merge portion connected to the first merge portion, the second merge portion positioned to receive and merge the separator flows and the electrode flows, and an outlet port connected to the second merge portion, the outlet port arranged to deposit the separator and electrode materials from the merge portion as a stack on a substrate.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Circuit for reading ferroelectric memory

A memory circuit has a ferroelectric memory cell having a word line and a bit line, an input transistor connected to the bit line, a gain element electrically connected the bit line, wherein the gain element includes a feedback capacitor, and an output terminal. A method of reading a memory cell includes applying a voltage to a word line of the memory cell, causing charge to transfer from the memory cell to a feedback capacitor, generating a voltage, amplifying the voltage by applying a gain having a magnitude of less than three, sensing an output voltage at an output node to determine a state of the memory cell, and storing the memory state in a latch.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Fluids having a controlled stress response characteristic

A shear thickening fluid having a controlled stress response, in which various stress response characteristics, including, an onset stress, a boundary stress and a fractures stress, can be controlled. The stress response characteristics controlled by the controlled properties of the shear thickening fluid, including the viscosity of a fluid medium, the mechanical properties of the suspended particles and the mechanical properties of the fluid boundary.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Transport stack name scheme and identity management

An identity management and initialization scheme, along with a naming scheme for a transport stack and its components, facilitates directly addressing each component in the transport stack. During operation, the system receives, by a forwarder, a packet that corresponds to an interest, where the interest includes a name. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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

Controlled hydrogen production from hydrolysable hydride gels

Today, energy requiring equipment commonly relies on batteries for power. The excessive weight and size of batteries severely limits their performance. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

High performance, temperature resistant, printable separator

An electrochemical separator film includes a polymer, and particles of a first inorganic material having a first particle size suspended in the polymer. An electrochemical cell structure, includes at least one electrode on a substrate, and a separator film residing on top of the electrode, wherein the separator film comprises a polymer, and particles of a first inorganic material having a first particle size suspended in the polymer. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Metamaterials-enhanced passive radiative cooling panel

A low-cost passive radiative cooling panel includes an emitter layer disposed under an upper reflective layer, where the emitter layer includes metamaterial nanostructures (e.g., tapered nanopores) configured to dissipate heat in the form of radiant energy that is transmitted through the reflective layer into cold near-space. In an embodiment the emitter layer includes ultra-black material configured to emit, with an emissivity close to unity, radiant energy having wavelengths/frequencies that fall within known atmospheric transparency windows (e.g., 8-13 μm or 16-28 μm). ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Passive radiative dry cooling module/system using metamaterials

A passive radiative cooling system in which an ultra-black emitter includes metamaterial nanostructures disposed on the top surface of a metal sheet, and a conduit structure channels the flow of coolant against a bottom surface of the metal sheet. The metamaterial nanostructures (e.g., tapered nanopores) are configured to dissipate heat from the coolant in the form of emitted radiant energy having wavelengths/frequencies that fall within known atmospheric transparency windows (e.g., 8-13 μm or 16-28 μm), the emitted radiant energy being transmitted through a reflective layer into cold near-space. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Producing passive radiative cooling panels and modules

Passive radiative cooling panels are produced by anodizing an aluminum foil sheet to form metamaterial nanostructures and then forming a plated metal over the metamaterial nanostructures to produce an ultra-black emitter, and then securing a reflective layer (e.g., a solar mirror film) onto the ultra-black emitter. The process is implementable in a roll-to-roll-type fabricating system in which a continuous aluminum foil ribbon extends from a feed roll through an anodization station to a reflector mounting station such that a first ribbon section undergoes anodization while a second ribbon section undergoes plating and a reflective layer is mounted onto a third ribbon section. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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

Computer-implemented system and method for analyzing data quality

A computer-implemented system and method for analyzing data quality is provided. Attributes each associated with one or more elements are maintained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351735

High voltage thin film optical switch

A thin film optical switch includes a layer of photosensitive material that extends laterally with first and second electrodes are spaced apart laterally from one another along the layer of photo sensitive material. The first and second electrodes contact the photo sensitive material at first and second junctions, respectively. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351584

Active matrix backplane formed using thin film optocouplers

A device includes a backplane having multiple output terminals arranged in an array on an output surface of the backplane. The device further includes an active matrix array comprising thin film solid state optical switches coupled respectively between an input terminal of the backplane and the output terminals. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160347972

High temperature seal compositions and methods of using same

The disclosure relates to sealant compositions for forming hermetic seals, methods of use, and hermetically sealed products. The sealant compositions comprise a first inorganic oxide chosen from at least one of mgsio3, mgo, mgtio3, cao, and casio3, a second inorganic oxide chosen from sio2, at least one solvent, and optionally at least one organic resin binder.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160340789

Photoelectrolysis system and method

A photoelectrolysis system includes at least one photoelectrochemical (pec) cell having at least one photoanode and at least one photocathode. A light concentrator provides concentrated light to pec cell. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336849

Printable pulsed voltage multiplier with adjustable pulse width and amplitude

A voltage multiplier includes a supply voltage, at least two multiplier stages electrically connected together, each stage having a trigger voltage terminal, an input terminal, an output terminal, and a capacitor, and each stage connected to the supply voltage, an input stage electrically connected to a first of the at least two multiplier stages, and an output stage electrically connected to a final of the at least two multiplier stages.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336481

P-side layers for short wavelength light emitters

A light emitting device includes a p-side heterostructure having a short period superlattice (spsl) formed of alternating layers of alxhighga1-xhighn doped with a p-type dopant and alxlowga1-xlown doped with the p-type dopant, where xlow≦xhigh≦0.9. Each layer of the spsl has a thickness of less than or equal to about six bi-layers of algan.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160325501

Method and system for defining a 3d printed object

Provided is a method and system which uses a 3d additive manufacturing system having more than a single 3d additive manufacturing subsystem. The operation employs a set of control files including a first control file with part names and method names which correspond to particular ones of the part names. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323102

System for privacy-preserving monetization of big data and method for using the same

The current invention provides a system and method for data owners to share with data seekers extracted insights from the big data, instead of raw data or anonymized raw data, thus reducing or eliminating privacy concerns on the data owned by the data owners. An oblivious pseudo random function (oprf) is used, with operations using oprfs occur over encrypted data, thus data owners learn only the primary object from data seeker and nothing else about the remainder of data owners' data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160317747

Monitor for particle injector

Approaches for determining the delivery success of a particle, such as a drug particle, are disclosed. A system for monitoring delivery of particles to biological tissue includes a volume, an optical component, a detector, and an analyzer. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160314881

Sensors comprising palladium complex ink

A sensor including a sensing element comprising conductive features formed on a substrate; wherein the conductive features have been formed from a palladium complex ink composition that has been deposited onto the substrate to form the deposited features and wherein the deposited features have been heated to form the conductive features on the substrate. A method including disposing a palladium complex ink composition onto a substrate to form deposited features; and heating the deposited features to form conductive features on the substrate. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299038

System and method for remotely inferring characteristics of thermostat-controlled appliances

A system for monitoring and analyzing the power consumption of a thermostat-controlled cycling appliance includes a detector configured to sample power consumption to obtain a power consumption time series having resolution sufficient to extract power cycle information for one or more individual components of a thermostat-controlled cycling appliance such as a refrigerator. An analyzer extracts the power cycle information from the sampled power consumption time series, compares the power cycle information to stored information of known power cycle characteristics and classifies the technology of one or more thermostat-controlled cycling appliance components based on comparison of the power cycle information to the stored information. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160298979

Computer-implemented system and method for dynamic travel coordination

A computer-implemented system and method for dynamic travel coordination is provided. A common destination is designated for a group of travelers for arrival at a common time. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283678

System and method for providing individualized health and wellness coaching

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating healthcare suggestions. During operation, the system extracts data based on a user's communication, which can be between the user and other users or presented online by the user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277340

Pending interest table behavior

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient aggregation of multiple interest messages for the same content from multiple predecessors. During operation, an intermediate node receives a first interest message from a predecessor node. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254648

Gap distributed bragg reflectors

A device includes one or more reflector components. Each reflector component comprises layer pairs of epitaxially grown reflective layers and layers of a non-epitaxial material, such as air. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254396

Metamaterial enhanced thermophotovoltaic converter

A thermophotovoltaic (tpv) converter includes spectrally-selective metamaterial emitters disposed on peripheral walls of an all-metal box-like enclosure, and associated photovoltaic (pv) cells configured to efficiently convert in-band photons having optimal conversion spectrums into electricity. The peripheral walls surround a substantially rectangular interior cavity having an inlet opening through which heat energy (e.g., concentrated sunlight) is supplied, and an outlet opening through which waste heat exits the cavity. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160245775

Systems for electrochemical sorting of metals and alloys

Disclosed is an electrochemical probe system and an electrical excitation method, configured in a bulk sorting system, and used to identify the composition of metals and alloys.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160245773

Systems for electrochemical sorting of metals and alloys

Disclosed is an electrochemical probe system and an electrical excitation method, configured in a handheld sorting system, and used to identify the composition of metals and alloys.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160243816

Gravure printing process using silver nanoparticle inks for high quality conductive features

A process including selecting a printing system; selecting an ink composition having ink properties that match the printing system; depositing the ink composition onto a substrate to form an image, to form deposited features, or a combination thereof; optionally, heating the deposited features to form conductive features on the substrate; and performing a post-printing treatment after depositing the ink composition.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/18/16 / #20160240803

Printable nanoparticle conductor ink with improved charge injection

A transistor has a substrate, source and drain electrodes on the substrate, the source and drain electrodes formed of a conductor ink having silver nanoparticles with integrated dipolar surfactants, an organic semiconductor forming a channel between the source and drain electrodes, the organic semiconductor in contact with the source and drain electrodes, a gate dielectric layer having a first surface in contact with the organic semiconductor, and a gate electrode in contact with a second surface of the gate dielectric layer, the gate electrode formed of silver nanoparticles with integrated dipolar surfactants.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/11/16 / #20160234110

System and method for on-demand content exchange with adaptive naming in information-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for content exchange in an information-centric network (icn). During operation, a first node in the icn receives an interest for a piece of content from a second node. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/11/16 / #20160233375

Ultraviolet light emitting devices having enhanced light extraction

Light emitting devices having an enhanced degree of polarization, pd, and methods for fabricating such devices are described. A light emitting device may include a light emitting region that is configured to emit light having a central wavelength, λ, and a degree of polarization, pd, where pd>0.006λ−b for 200 nm≦λ≦400 nm, wherein b≦1.5.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/11/16 / #20160228647

System and method for enhancing particle delivery to biological tissue

A device for delivery of particles into biological tissue includes at least one conduit and a propellant source configured to release a propellant into the conduit. A source of first particles is configured to release first particles into the conduit. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/11/16 / #20160228646

Alignment of elongated particles in a particle delivery device

A device for delivery of particles into biological tissue includes at least one conduit and a propellant source fluidically coupled to the conduit and configured to deliver a propellant into the conduit. A particle source is configured to release elongated particles into the conduit, the elongated particles having a width, w, a length, l>w. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/04/16 / #20160226059

Co-extrusion print head for multi-layer battery structures

A co-extrusion print head capable of extruding at least two layers vertically in a single pass having a first inlet port connected to a first manifold, a first series of channels connected to the first inlet port arranged to receive a first fluid from the first inlet port, a second inlet port connected to one of either a second manifold or the first manifold, a second series of channels connected to the second inlet port arranged to receive a second fluid from the second inlet port, a merge portion of the print head connected to the first and second series of channels, the merge portion arranged to receive the first and second fluids, and an outlet port connected to the merge portion, the outlet port arranged to deposit the first and second fluids from the merge portion as a vertical stack on a substrate.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/04/16 / #20160224799

Access control framework for information centric networking

One embodiment provides an access-control framework for publishing and obtaining a collection of encrypted data in encrypted form. During operation, a content consumer can obtain a manifest object for a data collection, such that the manifest includes references to a set of encrypted content objects of the data collection, and includes one or more access control specifications (acs) that each specifies a decryption protocol for decrypting one or more content objects of the data collection. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/21/16 / #20160212148

Network-layer application-specific trust model

A data verification system facilitates verifying whether a ccn content object is authentic or trustworthy on behalf of an application. During operation, the system can obtain a stack requirement for a custom transport stack, which specifies at least a description for a verifier stack component that verifies a content object using a key identifier (keyid) associated with a publisher. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/14/16 / #20160205226

Auto-configurable transport stack

A transport-framework system facilitates instantiating a custom transport stack. During operation, the system can obtain a stack requirement for a custom stack. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/14/16 / #20160205178

Peer-to-peer sharing in a content centric network

The system receives a list of one or more name prefixes associated with an original name, wherein the original name corresponds to an original root manifest that indicates a set of original content objects and includes a set of content object hash (coh) values for the indicated set of original content objects, and wherein the original root manifest is registered with a tracking service. Based on a name prefix from the list, the system receives the original root manifest and selects a peer node that stores one or more of the original content objects. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/14/16 / #20160205034

Resource allocation using ccn manifests

A network forwarder can use a manifest to allocate resources in a content centric network (ccn). Specifically, the forwarder can include a manifest table which stores a manifest state for a set of pending manifests. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/14/16 / #20160203322

Decoupled name security binding for ccn objects

A data-hosting system facilitates binding a decoupled name to a data object. During operation, the system can receive a command to generate a decoupled name that binds a new name to the data object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/14/16 / #20160203170

Order encoded manifests in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates direct seeking of the ordered content of a manifest based on external metadata. During operation, the system determines, by a content producing device, a root manifest, wherein a manifest indicates a set of content objects and their corresponding digests, wherein a respective content object is a data object or another manifest, and is associated with a name that is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier (hsvli) which comprises contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/07/16 / #20160196340

System and method for identifying relevant search results via an index

A system and method for identifying relevant search results via an index is provided. A search query is received. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160174384

Printed electronic components on universally patterned substrate for integrated printed electronics

A circuit can include a pre-patterned substrate having a supporting material, multiple segments thereon, and interdigitated line structures within each segment. Some of the line structures can be bundled together, and an electrical component can be formed by ink jetting onto the bundled line structures.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160173834

Plasmonic polarization-sensitive image sensor

A polarization-sensitive imager, include a polarization filter, the polarization filter including a first region and a second region, a pixel array of light sensors coupled to the polarization filter, the pixel array of light sensors including a first region associated with the first region of the polarization filter and a second region associated with the second region of the polarization filter, each region of the pixel array of light sensors configured to output a signal based on an amount of light illuminated on the region and a processor configured to simultaneously determine an intensity image and a polarization image by taking a sum and difference of the signal of the first region of the pixel array of lights sensors and the signal of the second region of the pixel array of light sensors.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160173445

Ccn routing using hardware-assisted hash tables

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates forwarding of packets with variable length names. During operation, the system receives a packet with a hierarchically structured variable length identifier (hsvli) which comprises contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160173386

System and method for distance-based interest forwarding

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for correctly processing an interest in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, a first node in the ccn receives an interest for a piece of content from a second node. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160171184

Method and system for verifying renamed content using manifests in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates redistribution of content objects with a different name without requiring re-computation of the original authentication information. During operation, the system determines, by a content producing device, an original manifest which indicates at least an original name associated with a content object, wherein the name is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier (hsvli) which comprises contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160167089

Forming sacrificial structures using phase-change materials that sublimate

A structure can include a first layer of a polymer material and a second layer of the polymer material on the first layer, the first and second layers of the polymer material defining a hollow space that was formed by way of a temporary sacrificial structure that was made of a sublimable material.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/16/16 / #20160166843

Metamaterial phased array for hyperthermia therapy

A device includes a phase shifting element array comprising a plurality of metamaterial structures that resonate in response to an input electromagnetic (em) signal. The phase shifting element array generates an output em signal that is a sum of component output electromagnetic signals generated respectively by the metamaterial structures and is configured to propagate wirelessly through at least a portion of a patient's body. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/09/16 / #20160164260

Nitride laser diode with engineered non-uniform alloy composition in the n-cladding layer

An ultraviolet laser diode having multiple portions in the n-cladding layer is described herein. The laser diode comprises a p-cladding layer, an n-cladding layer, a waveguide, and a light-emitting region. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/09/16 / #20160164079

Advanced si-c composite anode electrode for high energy density and longer cycle life

An electrode has a first set of stripes of a graphite-containing material, and a second set of stripes of silicon-containing material interdigitated with the first set of stripes. A method of manufacturing an electrode includes extruding first and second materials simultaneously onto a substrate in interdigitated stripes, wherein the first material comprises a graphite-containing material and the second material comprises a silicon-containing material.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/26/16 / #20160149087

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

05/26/16 / #20160148024

Passive detector with nonvolatile memory storage

A passive detector includes a sensor configured to sense an environmental parameter and to generate an output signal at an output of the sensor in response to the sensed environmental parameter. An energy scavenging circuit is coupled to the sensor, the energy scavenging circuit configured to convert a first voltage, v1, across the sensor to a second voltage, v2, where v2>v1. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/19/16 / #20160139280

Neutron detector with interblended liquid scintillator

A neutron detector that utilizes cells in which a liquid scintillator is contained in elongated detector tubes, with photo-detectors disposed at each end of the tube to measure scintillation light generated by incident neutrons. The liquid scintillator is an interblended mixture including an ionic liquid blended with a scintillation enhancer and/or a moderator and/or a controlled optical attenuator. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/05/16 / #20160127661

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A method of operating a hyperspectral imaging device includes connecting electrodes on a liquid crystal variable retarder to a voltage source, rotating liquid crystal material in the liquid crystal variable retarder between a first orientation with a certain optical phase delay and a second orientation with a different optical phase delay, receiving a beam of light at an image sensor that has passed through the liquid crystal variable retarder, and producing an output signal from the image sensor.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/05/16 / #20160127660

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A device has a hyperspectral imaging sensor including a polarizing device to receive and polarize an incoming beam of light, a liquid crystal variable retarder adjacent the polarizing device to receive the polarized beam of light from the polarizing device and to change polarization of the light in a wavelength dependent manner, an output polarizer to receive the wavelength-dependent polarized light and to convert polarization state information of the light into a form detectable as light intensity, a voltage source connected to the liquid crystal device, and a controller to control voltages applied to the liquid crystal variable retarder; an image sensor synchronized with the controller to receive the light in a form detectable as light intensity as a function of retardance of the liquid crystal variable retarder and convert the light to an output signal, and a processor to transform the output signal into spectral information.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/05/16 / #20160124425

System and method for locating clamping points for a part to be manufactured through computer numerical control (cnc) machining operations with the aid of a digital computer

Automated fixture layout is approached in two distinct stages. First, the spatial locations of clamping points on the work piece are determined to ensure immobility of the fixtured part under any infinitesimal perturbation. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/05/16 / #20160123811

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A hyperspectral imaging system has a processor to receive hyperspectral imaging parameters and produce a series of images to be acquired at a series of retardances at a series of retardance times, a hyperspectral imaging component having an input polarizer to polarize an incoming beam of light, a liquid crystal variable retarder to receive the polarized beam of light and to produce wavelength-dependent polarized light, an output polarizer to receive the wavelength-dependent polarized light and to convert polarization state information into a form detectable as light intensity, a voltage source connected to the liquid crystal variable retarder, and a retardance controller. The retardance controller receives the series of retardances at a series of retardance times and produces a series of voltages at a series of voltage times to apply to the liquid crystal variable retarder. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/05/16 / #20160122705

Dual-compartment bioreactor for use in wastewater treatment and algal production

A dual compartment bioreactor system includes a heterotrophic bioreactor, an autotrophic bioreactor, and a membrane between the autotrophic bioreactor and the heterotrophic bioreactor. The autotrophic bioreactor includes a transparent outer wall. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/28/16 / #20160119251

System and method for creating virtual interfaces based on network characteristics

A network-configuring system creates stable virtual interfaces for groups of neighboring network nodes. During operation, the system can obtain network-neighborhood information from one or more network neighbors. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/28/16 / #20160117625

Methods and systems for assessing an organization

Methods and systems for assessing an organization. Values of each of one or more first parameters associated with a first dimension, and values of each of one or more second parameters associated with a second dimension, are received. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/28/16 / #20160117403

Computer-implemented system and method for filtering an information space

A computer-implemented system and method for filtering an information space is provided. A collection of entities is accessed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/07/16 / #20160100417

Utility-based cross layering

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates a large-scale mobile ad hoc network to adapt to specific needs of wireless nodes in a mobile wireless network. During operation, an intermediate node receives one or more packets that indicate a microutility and a relevance, where the microutility is based on a utility function specific to an application, and where the relevance indicates a priority of the one or more packets. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/07/16 / #20160100316

Mobile application specific networks

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates a large-scale mobile ad hoc network to adapt to specific needs of wireless nodes in a mobile wireless network. During operation, a controller node collects state information associated with one or more wireless nodes. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/07/16 / #20160099413

Organic polymer semiconductors with increased interdomain connectivity and mobility

An electronic device, including an organic semiconductor, the organic semiconductor having a first polymer having a first molecular weight and a first length, and a second polymer having a second molecular weight and a second length, wherein the second length is longer than the first length.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/31/16 / #20160091647

Light guide based optical system for laser line generator

A laser line generator system that utilizes a light guide element to convert high energy coherent light generated by a high fill-factor laser diode bar into homogenous light, and utilizes one or more slow-axis relay lenses to image the homogenous light such that it forms a homogenous line illumination pattern on an illumination plane. The light guide utilizes parallel or down-tapered side walls to mix received coherent light in the slow-axis direction by way of total internal reflection. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/31/16 / #20160091393

Computer-implemented method and system for machine tool damage assessment, prediction, and planning in manufacturing shop floor

A self-aware machine platform is implemented through analyzing operational data of machining tools to achieve machine tool damage assessment, prediction and planning in manufacturing shop floor. Machining processes are first identified by matching similar processes through an icp algorithm. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/24/16 / #20160085830

Reputation-based discovery of content objects

A content-discovery system allows a node in a content centric networks (ccn) to discover content over ccn. The ccn node can generate an interest that includes a query for discovering content associated with a given name prefix, and after disseminating the interest over ccn, can receive a query-result content object that includes a listing of matching content objects and their reputation information. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/24/16 / #20160084663

Computer-implemented system and method for dynamically coordinating travel

A computer-implemented system and method for dynamically coordinating travel is provided. A plurality of travelers to arrive at a common destination at a common time are identified. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/24/16 / #20160082716

Keyless inking methods, apparatus, and systems with chamber blade system spanning anilox roll and form roll for digital offset printing

A variable lithographic inking system includes a chamber blade system configured to supply ink to an anilox member of an inking system. The inking system includes a soft ink transfer roll and a hard form roll. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/17/16 / #20160078353

Monitoring user status by comparing public and private activities

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for detecting anomalous correlations between public and private activities of a user. During operation, the system collects public and private activity data associated with the user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/10/16 / #20160072805

System and method for data quality analysis between untrusted parties

A system and method for data quality analysis between untrusted parties is provided. A dataset having attributes each associated with one or more elements is maintained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/10/16 / #20160072715

Interest keep alives at intermediate routers in a ccn

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates an intermediate node to handle a potential timeout event. During operation, the system receives, by an intermediate node, a keep-alive control packet which indicates a name for an interest message, an indicator to keep alive a pending interest table (pit) entry, and a time period for which to keep the pit entry alive. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/10/16 / #20160070759

System and method for integrating real-time query engine and database platform

Real-time responsiveness to queries regarding data in a relational database can be improved by performing in parallel continuous construction of a graph model of the data and answering the queries based on the graph model. Two processing threads are ran in parallel. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/03/16 / #20160065685

Network coding for content-centric network

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating network coding in an information centric network. During operation, the system sends, from a content consumer node, one or more interests for a plurality of chunks associated with a content object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/03/16 / #20160065677

System and method for a reliable content exchange of a ccn pipeline stream

A client device can establish a reliable content exchange (rcx) session with a hosting service over a content centric network (ccn) to send a reliable pipelined flow of data to the hosting service. During operation, the client device can provide authentication information to the hosting service, and initiates an rcx control channel with the hosting service. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/03/16 / #20160064763

Apparatus and method associated with reformer-less fuel cell

An electrolyte membrane for a reformer-less fuel cell is provided. The electrolyte membrane is assembled with fuel and air manifolds to form the fuel cell. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/03/16 / #20160062840

System and method for maintaining a distributed and fault-tolerant state over an information centric network

A replica management system facilitates maintaining a distributed and fault-tolerant state for a variable over an information centric network (icn) by replicating the variable across a set of icn nodes. During operation, a variable-hosting icn node can receive an interest that includes a value-updating command for a replica instance of the variable, current values for a set of replicas of the variable, and a new value for the variable. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/03/16 / #20160062318

Timer based on chemical sensing

An elapsed timer device includes a timer element comprising a timer chamber, a timer chamber conditioning material disposed within the timer chamber, and a sensor arranged to sense a timer chemical within the timer chamber. The sensor indicates elapsed time in response to a threshold level of the chemical being present within the timer chamber. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/25/16 / #20160057190

System and method for reconstructable all-in-one content system

One embodiment provides a system for assembling a reconstructable content stream. The system obtains a content collection that includes a plurality of content components and generates a manifest. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/25/16 / #20160057189

System and method for all-in-one content stream in content-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for assembling a single content stream that enables downloading of a content collection using the single content stream over a network. During operation, the system obtains the content collection that includes a plurality of content components, and generates a manifest for the content collection. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/18/16 / #20160050068

System and method for performing key resolution over a content centric network

A key-resolution service (krs) can facilitate a client device in verifying that content objects are signed by a trusted entity. During operation, the krs service can receive an interest that includes a krs query for a content name that is to be resolved. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/18/16 / #20160049771

Electron beam pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser

A vertical external cavity surface emitting laser (vecsel) structure includes a heterostructure and first and second reflectors. The heterostructure comprises an active region having one or more quantum well structures configured to emit radiation at a wavelength, λlase, in response to pumping by an electron beam. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/11/16 / #20160044126

Probabilistic lazy-forwarding technique without validation in a content centric network

A network node can use reputation values to determine when to forego validating a cached content object's authenticity. During operation, the network node can receive an interest over a content centric network (ccn). ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/11/16 / #20160043960

Explicit strategy feedback in name-based forwarding

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates explicit strategy feedback in a content-centric network (ccn). During operation, the system sends a first interest associated with an explicit strategy feedback request via an egress interface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/11/16 / #20160043940

Reputation-based instruction processing over an information centric network

A packet-forwarding network node can process a programmable packet based on a reputation value for a name prefix to perform a customized operation on a local resource. The programmable packet can include a name prefix, and a header comprising reputation criteria for the packet's name prefix and one or more resource fields. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/11/16 / #20160042287

Computer-implemented system and method for detecting anomalies using sample-based rule identification

A computer-implemented system and method for detecting anomalies using sample-based rule identification is provided. Data for data is maintained analytics in a database. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/04/16 / #20160036047

High energy and power li-ion battery having low stress and long-term cycling capacity

A battery has an anode, a separator adjacent the anode, and a cathode adjacent the separator opposite the anode, the cathode comprising interdigitated stripes of two different types, one of the types forming pore channels or porous structure and one of the types being more compressible than others type.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/04/16 / #20160030084

Implantable fluid delivery devices, systems, and methods

Devices, systems, and methods for delivering fluid are provided. Devices include a housing configured for intravaginal deployment and retention, at least one reservoir configured to contain a fluid, and a fluid dispensing mechanism configured to dispense the fluid past the cervix and to the uterus of the subject. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/04/16 / #20160030010

Implantable estrus detection devices, systems, and methods

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting estrus in subjects are provided. Devices include a housing configured for intravaginal/intrauterine deployment and retention and a sensor disposed in or on the housing, and are configured to use condition information sensed by the sensor to determine an estrus condition of the subject. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/28/16 / #20160028129

Embedded fiber optic cables for battery management

A battery includes a folded bicell battery stack with an embedded fiber optic cable and sensor. A cell casing encloses the bicell stack with at least one fiber optic cable is embedded within the battery. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/28/16 / #20160028102

Battery with embedded fiber optic cable

A method of fabricating an electrochemical energy storage cell such as a battery or supercapacitor involves positioning a portion of a fiber optic cable that includes at least one optical fiber sensor over a current collector layer. The electrode material of the energy storage cell is deposited over the current collector layer and the fiber optic cable.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160021172

Reputation-based strategy for forwarding and responding to interests over a content centric network

A ccn network node use reputation values for one or more interfaces to determine how to forward an interest. During operation, the network node can receive an interest or content object via a network interface, determines one or more candidate outbound faces for forwarding the interest by performing a longest-prefix-matching lookup in a forwarding information base (fib) using the interest's name or name prefix as input. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160021170

Difference based content networking

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for updating a content piece and delivering the updated content piece over a network. During operation, the system updates the content piece which corresponds to a original manifest and a set of objects referenced by the original manifest, and generates an update manifest for the updated content piece. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160020990

Method and system for keeping interest alive in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates a content requesting device to handle a potential timeout event. During operation, the system receives, by a content producing device, a packet that corresponds to a first interest message from a content requesting device, where the first interest includes a name. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160020907

Reconstructable content objects

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for delivering a content piece over a network using a set of reconstructable objects. During operation, the system obtains a metadata file that includes a set of rules; generates the set of reconstructable objects for the content piece based on the set of rules included in the metadata file; cryptographically signs the set of reconstructable objects to obtain a set of signed reconstructable objects; and delivers, over the network, the set of signed reconstructable objects along with the metadata file to a recipient, thereby enabling the recipient to extract and store a copy of the content piece and then to reconstruct the set of signed reconstructable objects from the stored copy of the content piece and the metadata file.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160019411

Computer-implemented system and method for personality analysis based on social network images

A computer-implemented system and method for personality analysis based on social network images are provided. A plurality of images posted to one or more social networking sites by a member of these sites are accessed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160019275

System for distributing nameless objects using self-certifying names

A content replication system can cache nameless content object across multiple replica servers in a content centric network (ccn). During operation, a ccn client can obtain a nameless content object from one or more content-hosting services by disseminating an interest for a data collection, and receives a content object that includes a manifest for the data collection. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160019110

Interest return control message

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates processing of error-condition information associated with a content-centric network (ccn) message transmitted over a network. During operation, the system receives, by a first node, a packet that corresponds to a ccn message, where a name for the ccn message is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier (hsvli) which comprises contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/21/16 / #20160018319

Energy system monitoring

An optical coupler includes at least one input waveguide and a plurality of output waveguides. The optical coupler spatially disperses optical signals carried on the input waveguide according to wavelength to the output waveguides. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/14/16 / #20160013531

Metamaterial-based phase shifting element and phased array

A metamaterial-based phase shifting element utilizes a variable capacitor (varicap) to control the effective capacitance of a metamaterial structure in order to control the phase of a radio frequency output signal generated by the metamaterial structure. The metamaterial structure is configured to resonate at the same radio wave frequency as an incident input signal (radiation), whereby the metamaterial structure emits the output signal by way of controlled scattering the input signal. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/14/16 / #20160013512

High performance all solid lithium sulfer battery with fast lithium ion conduction

A battery has a lithium anode, a separator adjacent the anode, and a cathode adjacent the separator opposite the anode, the cathode comprising interdigitated stripes of a first and second material, wherein the first material contains sulfur and the second material comprises a solid electrolyte.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/14/16 / #20160012088

Parallel collective matrix factorization framework for big data

A system and a method perform matrix factorization. According to the system and the method, at least one matrix is received. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/14/16 / #20160011307

Metamaterial-based object-detection system

An object-detection system for, e.g., a vehicle collision avoidance system, utilizes a metamaterial-based phase shifting element array to generate a scan beam by varying the effective capacitance of each metamaterial structure forming the array in order to control the phases of their radio frequency output signals such that the combined electromagnetic wave generated by the output signals is reinforced in the desired direction and suppressed in undesired directions to produce the scan beam. The metamaterial structures are configured to resonate at the same radio wave frequency as an incident input signal (radiation), whereby each metamaterial structure emits an associated output signal by way of controlled scattering the input signal. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/07/16 / #20160006747

System and method for parallel secure content bootstrapping in content-centric networks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for retrieving a content collection over a network. During operation, the system determines additional information associated with the piece of content that is needed for consumption of the content collection; generates a plurality of interests, which includes at least one interest for a catalog of the content collection and at least one interest for the additional information; and forwards, concurrently, the plurality of interests, thereby facilitating parallel retrieval of the content collection and the additional information.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated








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