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System and method for speeding up general matrix-vector multiplication on gpu

A method and system for performing general matrix-vector multiplication (gemv) operations on a graphics processor unit (gpu) using smart kernels. During operation, the system may generate a set of kernels that includes at least one of a variable-n gemv kernel and a constant-n gemv kernel. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and method for efficient sparse matrix processing

A system and method for efficient sparse matrix processing are provided in one embodiment. A compressed representation of a sparse matrix, the sparse matrix including one or more non-zero entries in one or more of a plurality of portions of the matrix, is obtained by at least one server including one or more streaming multiprocessors, each of the streaming multiprocessors including one or more graphics processing unit (gpu) processor cores. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computer-implemented system and method for protecting sensitive data via data re-encryption

A computer-implemented method for protecting sensitive data via data re-encryption is provided. Encrypted data is maintained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and method for compressing graphs via cliques

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for fast parallel graph compression based on identifying a set of large cliques, which is used to encode the graph. The system provides both permanently-stored and in-memory graph encoding and reduces the space needed to represent and store a graph, the i/o traffic to use the graph, and the computation needed to perform algorithms involving the graph. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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

Single pass imaging using rapidly addressable laser lamination

A system is provided for transferring a marking material from a ribbon to a substrate. The system includes a ribbon take-up device; a ribbon supply source that supplies the ribbon to the ribbon take-up device such that the ribbon is moved in a process direction; a pressure roll located between the ribbon supply source and the ribbon take-up device in the process direction, the pressure roll being configured to apply pressure to the ribbon at a pressure location when the ribbon is positioned between the pressure roll and the substrate; and a laser beam source that directs a laser beam or laser light through the pressure roll and onto the ribbon at the pressure location such that a marking portion of the ribbon is heated by the laser beams and transferred to the substrate.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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

Fast and accurate graphlet estimation

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for fast, accurate, and scalable unbiased graphlet estimation. The system utilizes neighborhood sampling and combinatorial relations to estimate graphlet counts, statistics, and frequency distributions in a small fraction of the computing time of existing systems. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and method for efficient interval search using locality-preserving hashing

Embodiments of the present invention provide a time- and space-efficient system for representing and searching a set of intervals to find all the intervals that overlap with a given query interval or point. A new structure called an interval hash table is introduced to significantly reduce the average search time, thereby improving computing and search technology. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System for digital fabrication of graded, hierarchical material structures

A deposition system has a reservoir of a material to be deposited, the material having fibers, a print head having a mixer to generate a mixed flow of the materials having fibers, a flow focusing section arranged to cause short fibers to align inside the print head, and an outlet of the print head to allow the material to be deposited on a substrate, and a controller to actuate the print head to control an orientation of the print head relative to a substrate to cause longer fibers to align external to the print head. A deposition system includes a reservoir of a material to be deposited, the material having fibers, a print head connected to the reservoir of material by a conduit, the print head having an exit nozzle and an actuator, the actuator to control the orientation of the exit nozzle relative to a substrate.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Localized visual graph filters for complex graph queries

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for querying a graph based on applying filters to a visual representation of the graph. The system allows complicated graph query operations to be performed with ease visually. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

System and method for speeding up general matrix-matrix multiplication on the gpu

A method and system for performing general matrix-matrix multiplication (gemm) operations on a graphics processor unit (gpu) using smart kernels. During operation, the system may generate a set of kernels that includes at least one of a variable-dimension variable-k gemm kernel, a variable-dimension constant-k gemm kernel, or a combination thereof. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Sensing multi-material detergent dispensing system

A washing machine has a reservoir configured to hold materials to be washed, the reservoir positioned to receive water from a water source, a drain pipe connected to the reservoir, at least two cleaning agent dispensers, a controller connected to the cleaning agent dispensers, the controller arranged to control water flow into and out of the reservoir, and dispensing of agents from the cleaning agent dispenser, and at least one sensor arranged to sense contents of one of either the water or materials to be washed and communicate the contents to the controller, the controller to dispense cleaning agents based upon the contents. A method of dispensing cleaning agents includes receiving signals from at least one sensor, wherein the signals provide information about soil in a reservoir, using the information to select appropriate cleaning agents from a set of cleaning agents, and dispensing selected cleaning agents into the reservoir.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Natural language web browser

Described are natural language web browsers configured to provide a natural language interface to an existing web browser or a newly created web browser. That is, users interact with the web browser employing speech (or text) as input and output instead of using a mouse and keyboard as input and an electronic display screen as output. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170334141

System and method for printing path planning for manufacturing of functionally graded materials with the aid of a digital computer

Functionally graded materials can be prepared through additive manufacturing by determining the path that a head of 3d printer can follow while extruding a material mix of a required composition at required points of a layer of an fgm. Each point within the layer is evaluated regarding the directions within which the printing head can move into from that point while extruding the material mix of a required composition. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170330003

Printed electronic sensing films for detecting large-scale phenomena

A system for remote sensing includes a flexible sheet, having printed thereon electronic sensors, logic components arranged in circuits, the circuits electrically connected to the sensors, memory electrically connected to the circuits, energy harvesting components electrically connected to the circuits, and a communications interface. The system includes a remote reader, the reader having at least one energy broadcast component to broadcast energy to the energy harvesting components, and an interface to allow the reader to access data from the sensors. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329357

System and method for identifying drivers of climate control system demand

A system includes a detection interface that detects signals from which house data and environmental data for at least one house can be collected. The house data includes at least power usage of the heating ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) system of the house as a function of time. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328761

Printed level sensor

The level sensor system includes a level sensor label configured to be associated with a container containing a material whose level is to be sensed, the level sensor label arrangement having a circuit which includes an inductive element electrically connected to a capacitive structure configured to be associated with the container.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170322160

Compositions and methods for performing assays

The disclosure relates to compositions for use in assays, the compositions comprising at least one latent fluorophore including at least one enzyme-reactive quenching group and a conjugative group; and a support connectable to the latent fluorophore by the conjugative group. The disclosure further relates to methods of measuring the presence and/or concentration of an analyte, as well as methods of measuring the relative activity of at least two enzymes.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170320179

System and method for determining spatial locations of fixture element fixturing points on a part to be manufactured 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

11/09/17 / #20170319834

Devices and methods for intraluminal retention and drug delivery

Retention 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 at least one reservoir contained within the housing. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/12/17 / #20170292546

Complex stress-engineered frangible structures

A stress-engineered frangible structure includes multiple discrete glass members interconnected by inter-structure bonds to form a complex structural shape. Each glass member includes strengthened (i.e., by way of stress-engineering) glass material portions that are configured to transmit propagating fracture forces throughout the glass member. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

10/05/17 / #20170284720

System and method for remotely determining local operating environment of a refrigerant condenser unit

A system is configured to remotely determine characteristics of a local operating environment of an outdoor condenser unit. The system includes a detector configured to sample power consumption of the condenser unit to obtain a sampled power consumption time series. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/21/17 / #20170272246

Fault-tolerant aggregation of encrypted data in a star network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates encrypted-domain aggregation of data in a star network. During operation, the system receives a set of ciphertexts, representing respective encrypted polynomial shares, of an input value from each participant in a plurality of participants. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/21/17 / #20170270590

System and method for a real-time egocentric collaborative filter on large datasets

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

09/21/17 / #20170267251

System and method for providing context-specific vehicular driver interactions

Interacting with the driver based on the driver's context can keep help keep the driver alert. The context can be determined determining driver characteristics including the interests and by monitoring the circumstances surrounding the driver, such as the state of the driver using sensors included in the vehicle, the state of the vehicle, and the information about the driver's current locale. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170264835

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A method of operating a hyperspectral imaging device includes receiving a light beam at a liquid crystal retarding device, and driving the liquid crystal retarding device with a pre-computed voltage waveform, wherein the voltage waveform is selected to reach a target optical retardance over time for the liquid crystal retarding device.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170264834

Liquid crystal fourier transform imaging spectrometer

A method of calibrating a hyperspectral imaging device includes illuminating a hyperspectral imaging sensor with a light source having known spectral properties, sampling the light from the light source with the hyperspectral imaging sensor to obtain sampled spectral properties, and calibrating a performance characteristic of the hyperspectral imaging sensor based upon comparing the sampled spectral properties of the light source to the known spectral properties.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170264591

System and method for proxy-based privacy protection

User privacy while browsing the internet can be preserved by reversing the man-in-the-middle attack using a distributed network of proxy servers. The proxy servers receive user requests to load webpages of interest to a user and simulate the user's web-browsing activity by retrieving the target webpage from a target server. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170263997

Deployable phased array antenna assembly

A lightweight deployable antenna assembly for, e.g., microsatellites including multifilar (e.g., quadrifilar) antenna (mha) structures rigidly maintained in an array pattern by a lightweight linkage and collectively controlled by a central antenna feed circuit and local antenna feed circuits to perform phased array antenna operations. The linkage is preferably an expandable (e.g., flexural-scissor-grid) linkage capable of collapsing into a retracted/stowage state in which the mha elements are maintained in a closely-spaced (e.g., hexagonal lattice close-packed) configuration optimized for payload storage. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170260313

Mechanically robust linked particle networks

A method of forming lightweight structures from particle networks includes functionalizing edges of particles of an anisotropic material, exfoliating of the particles to form sheets of the material, aligning the sheets of material to form a network of multi-layered and aligned particles, and forming a structure out of the network of particles. One example uses graphite powder mixed into 4-aminobenzoic acid for edge functionalization, and exfoliation occurs with sonication in a solvent. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170259280

Filament extension atomizers

A method of atomizing a fluid using a pair of counter-rotating rollers including a first roller having grooves, the grooves enclosed by a pair of fins extending away from the first surface and a second roller having channels, the first and second rollers aligned with each other such that the grooves of the first roller mate with the channels of the second roller forming enclosures and nips. The method includes drawing the fluid from a fluid source through the nips, the nips having an upstream side and a downstream side, stretching the fluid between the diverging surfaces of the pair of counter-rotating rollers on the downstream side of the nips to form fluid filaments, and forming fluid droplets from the stretched fluid filaments on the downstream side of the nips between the diverging surfaces of the pair of counter-rotating rollers.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/31/17 / #20170246803

Curing device for additive manufacturing systems deposited in 3d space

A curing device includes a curing platform having at least one curing component arranged on a surface of the curing platform facing a print direction and at least one actuator connecting the curing platform to a dispensing tip. A three dimensional printing system includes a reservoir of curable material, a dispensing tip connected to the reservoir, a curing platform surrounding the dispensing tip, the curing platform having at least one curing component arranged on a surface of the curing platform facing a print direction, and at least one actuator connecting the curing platform to the dispensing tip.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/24/17 / #20170239929

Hierarchical laminates fabricated from micro-scale, digitally patterned films

A method of manufacturing a hierarchical laminate including forming a first hierarchical film, coating the first hierarchical film with an adhesive, stacking a second hierarchical film on the first hierarchical film, and curing the adhesive. A laminate structure has at least two electrohydrodynamic patterned film layers, the at least two layers being aligned and bonded.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170237003

Surface treatment of hydrophobic ferroelectric polymers for printing

An embodiment is a method and apparatus to treat surface of polymer for printing. Surface of a polymer having a surface energy modified for a time period to control a feature characteristic and/or provide a hysteresis behavior. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170235601

Dynamically adaptive, resource aware system and method for scheduling

The following relates generally to computer system efficiency improvements. Broadly, systems and methods are disclosed that improve efficiency in a cluster of nodes by efficient processing of tasks among nodes in the cluster of nodes. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170234964

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

A computer-implemented system and method for object tracking via identifier-tracker pairings is provided. An identifier with data for a tracker is received. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/10/17 / #20170225452

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

08/10/17 / #20170225004

Focused magnetic stimulation for modulation of nerve circuits

A neuromodulation device includes electrically conductive coils arranged in an array and circuitry coupled to energize the coils in the array using current pulses that generate an electromagnetic field. The circuitry is configured to control one or more parameters of the current pulses, including at least amplitude and phase of the current pulses, such that the electromagnetic field undergoes constructive and destructive interference that focuses and/or steers a magnetic flux density within a region of interest of a patient.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/03/17 / #20170221795

Through hole arrays for flexible layer interconnects

Disclosed is an integrated circuit arrangement including a two sided circuit board, having a first surface and a second surface. A plurality of electrical conductors is incorporated as part of the two sided circuit board. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

08/03/17 / #20170220028

Planning of computer numerical control (cnc) machining operations with the aid of a digital computer

A web-based system and method creates one or more qualitatively distinct process plans for machining a part. The surfaces of the part are modeled and parameters for a plurality of cnc machining tools are obtained, including the orientations along which the tool cuts away raw material. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170215284

Structural designs for stretchable, conformal electrical interconnects

Disclosed is a conformable, stretchable and electrical conductive structure, which includes an auxetic structure, and a plurality of electrical conductors. The plurality of electrical conductors being incorporated within the auxetic structure, to form conformable, stretchable electrical interconnects, configured based on a design of the auxetic structure and placement of the electrical conductors incorporated with the auxetic structure.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170214661

Method and system for interest encryption in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient content exchange in a ccn. During operation, the system receives, generates, by a client computing device, an interest with a name that includes a routable prefix and a first hash of one or more original name components, wherein the name is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier that includes contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170212504

Assembly template with integrated sensing network

A microassembler system includes an alignment surface, a two-dimensional array of electrodes adjacent the alignment surface, a sensor network arranged adjacent the array of electrodes, and a control computer electrically connected to the array of electrodes and the sensor network, the control computer to receive signals from the sensor network indicating a position of at least one chiplet and to actuate the electrodes to change the position of the chiplet based upon the signals. A method of assembling chiplets includes receiving, at one of an array of control logic units, a signal from a control computer identifying an assembly location in a block of an assembly template at which a chiplet is to be located, using a sensor to determine a chiplet location of a nearest chiplet, and generating, using electrodes corresponding to the control logic unit, a traveling wave pattern to translate and orient the nearest chiplet to the location.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170208631

Methods for fast, secure and privacy-friendly internet connection discovery in wireless networks

A method and system for verifying internet connectivity at an access point in a fast, secure, and privacy-friendly manner. During operation, the system may perform passive network discovery, challenge response discovery, and/or active discovery to verify internet connectivity for a mobile device. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170205972

Computer-implemented system and method for providing a data rerepresentation

A computer-implemented system and method for providing a data rerepresentation is provided. A representation of data from a first application is identified and a rerepresentation of the data from the first application is generated. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170205734

Multipass transfer surface for dynamic assembly

An intermediate transfer surface includes a substrate, a two-dimensional array of electrodes, a dielectric spacer layer on the two-dimensional array of electrodes, and a voltage controller electrically connected to the array of electrodes. A method of manufacturing an intermediate transfer surface, depositing an array of etch stops on a conductive surface, etching the conductive surface to form mesas of the conductive surface separated by gaps, and coating the mesas with a dielectric coating. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170203505

Additive deposition system and method

An additive deposition system and method, the system including generating an aerosol of additive material that is charged and deposited onto a selectively charged substrate. Selectively charging the substrate includes uniformly charging a surface of the substrate, selectively removing charged from the substrate to create charged and neutral regions of the substrate surface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/13/17 / #20170201577

Chandra-toueg consensus in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates secure communication between computing entities. During operation, the system generates a first interest that indicates a vote for a value associated with a group prefix and a round number. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/13/17 / #20170200862

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

Diode includes first metal layer, coupled to p-type iii-n layer and to first terminal, has a substantially equal lateral size to the p-type iii-n layer. Central portion of light emitting region on first side and first metal layer includes first via that is etched through p-type portion, light emitting region and first part of n-type iii-n portion. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170193143

Method for modelica-based system fault analysis at the design stage

A new and/or improved method, apparatus and/or system is disclosed which aids in extending correct behavioral models to include fault modes and in fault mode analysis of components and/or systems in simulated model environments, including, e.g., fmea and fmeca and diagnostic fault tree generation.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170193121

Computer-implemented system and method for updating user interest profiles

A computer-implemented system and method for updating user interest profiles is provided. An interest profile having a mapping of interest categories and interest scores for each interest category is obtained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170192824

Pervasive state estimation and an application to distributed systems

The following relates generally to computer system efficiency improvements. Broadly, systems and methods are disclosed that improve efficiency in a cluster of nodes by efficient processing of tasks among nodes in a cluster of nodes. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170191881

Thermochromic sensing for nanocalorimetry

A nanocalorimeter device includes a substrate having test cells, each test cell comprising a sample location. Each sample location includes a reaction surface suitable for an enthalpic reaction of constituents of liquid droplets, droplet movement and configured to merge the droplets, and a layer of thermochromic material thermally coupled to the reaction surface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170191107

Thermochromic sensing devices, systems, and methods

One or more live substances is cultured at a plurality of test locations of a test vessel. The test locations include a thermochromic material and one or more test substances. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170191020

Thermochromic sensing devices, systems, and methods

A test vessel includes one or more test locations configured to contain a medium suitable for culturing a live substance. A thermochromic material is thermally coupled to the one or more test locations. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170190196

Single pass imaging using rapidly addressable laser lamination

A system is provided for transferring a marking material from a ribbon to a substrate. The system includes a ribbon take-up device; a ribbon supply source that supplies the ribbon to the ribbon take-up device such that the ribbon is moved in a process direction; a pressure roll located between the ribbon supply source and the ribbon take-up device in the process direction, the pressure roll being configured to apply pressure to the ribbon at a pressure location when the ribbon is positioned between the pressure roll and the substrate; and a laser beam source that directs a plurality of laser beams through the pressure roll and onto the ribbon at the pressure location such that a marking portion of the ribbon is heated by the laser beams and transferred to the substrate.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

07/06/17 / #20170188564

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

06/29/17 / #20170187054

Flowing electrolyte fuel cell with improved performance and stability

A flowing electrolyte fuel cell system design (dhcfc-flow) is provided. The use of a flowing oxygen-saturated electrolyte in a fuel cell offers a significant enhancement in the cell performance characteristics. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170178819

Multilayer capacitor

A capacitor device includes a plurality of capacitors arranged into a shape. Each capacitor of the plurality of capacitors has a first external electrode on a first side of the capacitor and a second external electrode on a second side of the capacitor opposing the first side. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170176976

Toolpath planning process for conductive materials

A method of generating a tool path for an additive manufacturing process, the tool path having an input polygon for a thick region, and an input path for a wire region. The method includes offsetting the input polygon by a minimum step over distance, creating a set of contour parallel offset lines, computing path segments from a medial axis transform of the input polygon, computing a dilation of the medial axis path by a radius approximately half the step over distance, producing a dilated medial axis, clipping the contour parallel offset paths by the medial axis path, producing, and recursively connect the medial axis paths with the clipped contour parallel paths.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170173826

Fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheets for thermoforming

A method of manufacturing a fiber reinforced thermoplastic part includes placing fibers, fixing the fibers in place, cutting the fibers, infusing the fibers with a thermoplastic polymer, stacking multiple sheets of the fibers, and molding the multiple sheets together. A method of manufacturing a part includes placing original fibers, fixing the fibers in place, cutting the fibers, infusing the fibers with a thermoplastic polymer, stacking multiple sheets of the fibers, molding the multiple sheets together to form a moldable sheet, and applying a mold to the moldable sheet.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170171958

Bare die integration with printed components on flexible substrate without laser cut

Provided is a manufacturing process for electronic circuit components such as bare dies, and packaged integrated chips, among other configurations, to form electronic assemblies. The surface of the electronic circuit component carries electronic elements such as conductive traces and/or other configurations including contact pads. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170170955

Key catalogs in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient key retrieval by using key catalogs in a content centric network. During operation, the system generates, by a client computing device, a first interest for a key indicated in a signed key catalog. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170167993

Device health estimation by combining contextual information with sensor data

A method and system for detecting fault in a machine. During operation, the system obtains control signals and corresponding sensor data that indicates a condition of the machine. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170167755

Solar receiver with metamaterials-enhanced solar light absorbing structure

A metamaterials-enhanced solar receiver for a concentrating solar power (csp) plant includes spectrally-selective metamaterials-enhanced surface features engineered into the sunlight-receiving (upward-facing) surface of a high melting point sunlight absorbing material. The spectrally-selective features include substantially cube-shaped microcavities surrounded by associated interlaced walls disposed in a periodic (waffle-like) array having a grating period in the range of 0.5 to 2 microns, thereby forming a metamaterial structure exhibiting high absorptance efficiency (i.e., above 95%) of incident solar radiation having wavelengths in the visible light spectrum through induced coupling of visible light to the interlaced walls by way of generating surface plasmonic waves that resonate at visible light frequencies, whereby thermal energy is efficiently absorbed into the solar receiver to heat a transfer fluid. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170163760

Explicit content deletion commands in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that deletes cached content. During operation, the system generates, by a content producing device, a content object packet that includes a name for the content object and a deletion identifier that is used to verify a subsequent deletion command. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170162858

Three dimensional co-extruded battery electrodes

A three dimensional electrode structure having a first layer of interdigitated stripes of material oriented in a first direction, and a second layer of interdigitated stripes of material oriented in a second direction residing on the first layer of interdigitated stripes of material. A method of manufacturing a three dimensional electrode structure includes depositing a first layer of interdigitated stripes of an active material and an intermediate material on a substrate in a first direction, and depositing a second layer of interdigitated stripes of the active material and the intermediate material on the first layer in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170162750

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 tow materials. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/01/17 / #20170154282

Computer-implemented system and method for relational time series learning

System and methods for relational time-series learning are provided. Unlike traditional time series forecasting techniques, which assume either complete time series independence or complete dependence, the disclosed system and method allow time series forecasting that can be performed on multivariate time series represented as vertices in graphs with arbitrary structures and predicting a future classification for data items represented by one of nodes in the graph. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170126854

Bit-aligned header compression for ccn messages using dictionary

One embodiment provides a system in a first node that facilitates efficient packet forwarding. During operation, the system stores, in a storage device in a first node, a static dictionary comprising a mapping between a type and length (tl) string and a byte-aligned compressed replacement string. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170126851

Header compression for ccn messages using dictionary

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient packet forwarding. During operation, the system stores, in a storage device in a first node, a static dictionary comprising a mapping between a type and length (tl) string and a compressed replacement string. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170126850

Header compression for ccn messages using dictionary learning

One embodiment provides a system in a first node that facilitates efficient packet forwarding. During operation, the system identifies a type, length, and value (tlv) string in a packet and, in response, generates a compressed representation of the tlv string. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170126643

System for key exchange in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates secure communication between computing entities. During operation, the system generates, by a content-consuming device, a first key based on a first consumer-share key and a previously received producer-share key. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170126409

System and method for efficient and semantically secure symmetric encryption over channels with limited bandwidth

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for enhancing security in a secure communication channel. During operation, the system collects contextual information associated with a mobile device or a user of the mobile device and determines whether a trigger condition is met based on the collected contextual information. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170124336

Computer-implemented system and method for automatically identifying attributes for anonymization

A computer-implemented system and method for automatically identifying attributes for anonymization is provided. A dataset of attributes is accessed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170124335

Computer-implemented system and method for anonymizing encrypted data

A computer-implemented system and method for anonymizing encrypted data is provided. At least one attribute is identified within a dataset for anonymization and is associated with a plurality of data values. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/20/17 / #20170111330

Encrypted ccnx

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates selective encryption of bit groups of a message. During operation, the system determines, by a content requesting device or content producing device, a message that includes a plurality of bit groups, each corresponding to a type, a length, and a set of values, wherein one or more bit groups are marked for encryption, and wherein the message indicates a name that is a hierarchically structured variable-length identifier comprising contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/20/17 / #20170106605

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

04/06/17 / #20170097612

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

04/06/17 / #20170097266

Layered structures on thin substrates

A thin substrate has a layered structure on one surface, and can also have a layered structure on the other. Each layered structure can include a part of at least one patterned layer that, if patterned by photolithography, would frequently result in damage to the substrate due to fragility. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170093713

Information-centric networking with small multi-path or single-path forwarding state

One embodiment of the present invention provides a router in an information-centric network (icn). The router includes a receiving module configured to receive an interest for a piece of content. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170093710

System and method for stateless information-centric networking

One embodiment of the present invention provides a router in an information-centric network (icn). The router includes a receiving module configured to receive an interest for a piece of content. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170093691

System and method for eliminating undetected interest looping in information-centric networks

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

03/30/17 / #20170092273

Intelligent contextually aware digital assistants

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for providing context-based web services to a user. During operation, the system may receive a sentence as input from a user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170091251

Information and data framework in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates a single interface for file i/o and network communication. During operation, the system receives from a local application a first command to create content. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170090613

Printed double-wrapped coil on paper for projective capacitance sensing

Touch user interfaces have been an essential element in the use of smartphones and tablets. An improved touch or near touch sensing structure made of a printed conductive double-wrapped coil is disclosed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170089519

Led lighting device with cured structural support

A light emitting diode (led) lighting device includes at least one led assembly comprising a substrate and two or more leds configured to generate light spaced apart along the substrate. A cured structural coating is disposed on at least a portion of the led assembly, wherein the cured structural coating is configured to maintain the led assembly in a predetermined shape. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/23/17 / #20170085491

Flow control with network named fragments

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient and secure flow control based on a fragmentation protocol. During operation, the system receives, by an intermediate node, a first fragment which is a fragment of a content object that is fragmented into a plurality of fragments, wherein the plurality of fragments includes at least one named fragment, which indicates a name associated with the content object, the name being a hierarchically structured variable-length identifier that comprises contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/23/17 / #20170084551

Transient electronic device with ion-exchanged glass treated interposer

A transient electronic device utilizes a glass-based interposer that is treated using ion-exchange processing to increase its fragility, and includes a trigger device operably mounted on a surface thereof. An integrated circuit (ic) die is then bonded to the interposer, and the interposer is mounted to a package structure where it serves, under normal operating conditions, to operably connect the ic die to the package i/o pins/balls. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/16/17 / #20170078199

Network named fragments in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient and secure transportation of content. An intermediate node receives a packet that corresponds to a fragment of a content object message that is fragmented into a plurality of fragments. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/16/17 / #20170071521

Representing a subject's state of mind using a psychophysiological model

What is disclosed is a system and method for representing a subject's state of mind given a plurality of physiological inputs. In one embodiment, a vector of physiological features is received. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/09/17 / #20170070519

Computer-implemented system and method for discovering heterogeneous communities with shared anomalous components

A computer-implemented system and method for discovering heterogeneous communities with shared anomalous components is provided. A graph is obtained that includes vertices representing entities that are connected by edges representing associated with the entities represented by the connected vertices. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/09/17 / #20170069788

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

03/09/17 / #20170066669

Integrated hydrodynamic separator (hds) structure, effluent channel for separating mixed liquor suspended solids (mlss) in wastewater treatment

A method and system for a wastewater treatment plant to include a hydrodynamic separator (hds) arrangement in association with an aeration basin effluent channel as an input, and the output of an hds arrangement which are not bifurcated and a splitting of the output from the hds arrangement is achieved by use of a removable and movable splitter.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/02/17 / #20170058070

Mechanically robust linked particle networks

A method includes functionalizing edges of particles of an anisotropic material, exfoliating of the particles to form sheets of the material, aligning the sheets of material to form a network of multi-layered and aligned particles, and forming a structure out of the network of particles. A method includes functionalizing edges of particles of an anisotropic material, exfoliating the particles to form sheets of the material, aligning the sheets of material to form a network of multi-layered and aligned particles, and forming a structure out of the network of particles.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/02/17 / #20170056843

Low dispersion, fast response mixing device

A mixing system has a parallel droplet dispenser capable of making droplets of a first working material in the range of 10 nanometers to 10 micrometers, a pump to deliver fluid for the droplets of the first working material and to produce a first emulsion, a compact mixer having low inter-voxel mixing to receive the emulsion and produce a homogenous material, and a dispensing system. A method of dispensing a graded material includes generating droplets of a first working material, the droplets having a size in the range of 10 nanometers to 10 micrometers, adding the droplets of the first working material into a fluid to create a first emulsion, wherein addition of the droplets of the first working material is controlled to create gradient in the emulsion, mixing the first emulsion to create a homogenous, graded mixture, and dispensing the homogenous, graded mixture onto a surface.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/23/17 / #20170049374

Interactive remote patient monitoring and condition management intervention system

A method and system for generating a personalized health management recommendation for a user. During operation, the system obtains first physiological data generated by a wearable device worn by the user that indicates a physiological condition of the user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/16/17 / #20170048986

Bare die integration with printed components on flexible substrate

Provided is a manufacturing process for electronic circuit components such as bare dies, and packaged integrated chips, among others, where the surface of the electronic circuit component is at the same level as the associated substrate, the surface of the electronic circuit component holding connection pads. A gap exists between the electronic circuit component, and the end of an opening within the substrate. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/09/17 / #20170041420

Transferring state in content centric network stacks

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates the transfer of the state of a stack in a content centric network. During operation, the system receives, by a communication component from a coordinating entity, a command message to store a current state of the component, wherein the communication component is used in processing messages based on a name, and wherein a 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

02/09/17 / #20170038282

Polysensing bioelectronic test plate

An electronic test plate includes a test plate comprising plurality of wells, each well configured to contain a substance to be analyzed. Sensors are arranged to sense characteristics of the substance and to generate sensor signals based on the sensed characteristics over time. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/09/17 / #20170038258

Obtaining spectral information from a moving object

An optical device includes a waveplate sandwiched between first and second polarizers and is arranged to receive light emanating from an object or object image that is in motion relative to the optical device. A detector array includes one or more detector elements and is optically coupled to receive light from the second polarizer. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/09/17 / #20170036396

System for digital fabrication of graded, hierarchical material structures

A system to fabricate hierarchical graded materials includes a reservoir to contain a material to be deposited, a print head connected to the reservoir to allow the print head to receive the material to be deposited, the print head having a mixing section, and an actuator connected to the print head, the actuator configured to actuate the print head in six axes of motion.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/09/17 / #20170035970

Sensor system for drug delivery device, drug delivery device having the same and method of using the same

A system for use with a drug delivery device includes a sensor unit and a deactivation unit operatively coupled to an output of the sensor unit and to a drug-retaining region of the drug delivery device, wherein the drug-retaining region contains a drug. The sensor unit is configured to detect a characteristic of a local environment and generate an output corresponding to a value of the detected characteristic. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170034240

Content negotiation in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates content negotiation in a content centric network. During operation, the system receives, by a content producing device, a packet that corresponds to a first interest, wherein an encoded name for the interest indicates a plurality of qualifiers for acceptable types of requested content, and wherein a name is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier which comprises contiguous name components. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170033414

Method and system to separate optically measured coupled parameters

A system includes a first optical sensor sensitive to both a parameter of interest, parameter1, and at least one confounding parameter, parameter2 and a second optical sensor sensitive only to the confounding parameter. Measurement circuitry measures m1 in response to light scattered by the first optical sensor, where m1=value of parameter1+k*value of parameter2. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170032380

Printable, writeable article for tracking counterfeit and diverted products

A method includes printing a readable and writeable memory on an object, using a seed to generate an original value, writing the original value to the memory, and sending the object to a recipient. The method may also include receiving the object at the recipient, determining the seed from a characteristic of the object, generating an authentication value using the seed value, and comparing the authentication value and the original value.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170032237

Printable, writeable article for tracking counterfeit and diverted products

An article includes a writeable memory printed on a substrate, a characteristic of the article usable to derive a seed value, and a value stored in the memory, wherein the value is generated by a hashing process using the seed value. The writeable memory may also be a readable memory, and may store more than one value.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170032155

Printable, writeable article for tracking counterfeit and diverted products

A system includes a printed, writeable memory, an initiating computer, the initiating computer having a processor configured to execute instructions that cause the computer to generate an original value, and a memory interface to allow the computer to write the original value to the memory. The system also includes an object to which the printed, writeable memory is attached, the object having a characteristic usable to derive a seed, a reader device having at least one reader to read the original value from the memory, the reader device having at least one reader, the reader to retrieve the original value, and a recipient computer having a processor configured to execute code that causes the processor to generate an authentication value and compare the authentication value to the original value.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170032153

Printable, writeable article for tracking counterfeit and diverted products

A device includes a first reader capable of reading a seed value from an object, a second reader capable of accessing and retrieving an original value from a printed memory attached to the object, a memory in which is stored at least one authentication value, and a processor to generate an authentication value from the seed value, compare the authentication value to the seed value, and determine a status of the object.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170028415

Filament extension atomizers

An atomization device including a pair of counter-rotating rollers, a fluid source configured to coat at least one of the rollers in a feed fluid, and a baffle unit. The counter-rotation of the rollers stretches the feed fluid into a fluid filament between the two diverging surfaces of the rollers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170028414

Filament extension atomizers

An atomization device includes a pair of counter-rotating rollers, a fluid source configured to coat at least one of the rollers in a feed fluid, and a baffle unit. The counter-rotation of the rollers stretches the feed fluid into a fluid filament between the two diverging surfaces of the rollers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/26/17 / #20170026722

Sensor network system

A sensor network system that includes a sensor array having a plurality of sensor units that include a plurality of sensor elements, each sensor element configured to generate an electrical signal in response to a chemical environment in the vicinity of the sensor unit. The set of electrical signals generated by the sensor elements of the sensor unit represents a measured signature of the environment in the vicinity of the sensor unit. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/19/17 / #20170017521

Dynamically adaptive, resource aware system and method for scheduling

The following relates generally to computer system efficiency improvements. Broadly, systems and methods are disclosed that improve efficiency in a cluster of nodes by efficient processing of tasks among nodes in the cluster of nodes. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/12/17 / #20170012101

Integration of semiconductor epilayers on non-native substrates

An article includes a support substrate bonded to heterostructure epitaxial layers that include one or more electronic devices. The support substrate has a bonding surface and the heterostructure epitaxial layers have a surface with the epitaxial growth direction of the heterostructure epitaxial layers towards the surface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/12/17 / #20170008026

Creating aligned and oriented fiber reinforced polymer composites

A deposition nozzle has a housing, an inlet into the housing arranged to receive a solution carrying randomly oriented fibers, an orientation component within the housing, the orientation component positioned to receive the solution from the inlet and operate to produce aligned fibers in a predetermined, single direction, and an outlet on the housing arranged to receive the aligned fibers and deposit them on a substrate. A system includes a porous substrate, a deposition nozzle, a reservoir of randomly oriented fibers in solution connected to the deposition nozzle, the deposition nozzle position adjacent the porous substrate and connected to the reservoir, the nozzle to receive the randomly oriented fibers and output aligned fibers, and a vacuum connected to the porous substrate to remove fluid from the porous substrate as the deposition nozzle deposits the aligned fibers on the porous substrate to produce a fiber pre-form having aligned fibers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated








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