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System and method for determining vehicle component conditions via performance correlation

A method for determining vehicle component conditions via performance correlation is provided. A list of doors for maintenance on a transport vehicle is maintained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Computing system framework and method for configuration thereof

A computing system framework and method for configuration thereof are provided. A plurality of processing modules is accessed. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Method and system for in situ measurement of root biomass and structure using acoustic waves

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for accurate, field-ready, non-destructive, and three-dimensional plant root characterization using acoustic signals. The system is portable, fast, precise, and can be used in field conditions, including moist soil, to visualize root structure or mass distribution, without damaging growing crops. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Selective surface modification of otft source/drain electrode by ink jetting f4tcnq

A method and system utilizes ink jetting or printing of surface work function modification material or solution to form modified p-type and/or n-type electrodes. The proposed method is suitable for making complementary otft circuits in roll-to-roll fabrication environment.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Printed gas sensor

A printed resistive gas detector configuration that is simple, inexpensive and compact, fabricated for incorporation into an electronic device, such as an electronic computing and/or communication device, the printed resistive gas detector configuration designed to continuously monitor for predetermined types of gasses. The printed resistive gas detector configuration manufactured by the use of printing technology to print on a flexible substrate.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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

Spring loaded rollerball pen for deposition of materials on raised surfaces

A material deposition system and method is disclosed for depositing material onto raised features on a surface of a substrate. The material deposition system and method are a contact deposition or printing system and method, which employs biased rollerball to deposit the material as it travels along the substrate and over the raised features.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

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

Out of plane structures and methods for making out of plane structures

A method for forming an out of plane structure includes depositing a layer of an elastic material on a substrate wherein the elastic material has an intrinsic stress profile. The layer of elastic material is photolithographically patterned into at least two spaced-apart elastic members. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Illumination optical system for laser line generator

High resolution printing systems that utilize high power laser diode bars and digital mirror devices (dmd) require side-by-side stacking of illumination modules to stitching of the image from each module to form a longer total image width. An inline illumination optical system having a refractive prism and total internal reflection (tir) prism pair with an air gap along with a light guide transporting light beams at a compound angle to the prism pair eliminates the need for any axial rotation of the laser and light guide, and enables side-by-side module stacking. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Medical and hygiene products with removable portions for testing absorbed fluid

One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for analyzing substances included in a liquid. The apparatus includes an absorber for absorbing the liquid and a testing device separate from the absorber. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Smart container for detecting biological and chemical substances

One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for analyzing substances included in a sample. The apparatus includes a physical enclosure for holding the sample and one or more sensors positioned on an inner surface of the physical enclosure. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Chromatography-aided substance sensing in absorbent hygiene and medical products

One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for analyzing a liquid comprising a plurality of different substances. The apparatus includes an absorber that comprises one or more layers of absorbent material for absorbing the liquid and one or more sensors embedded within the one or more layers of absorbent material. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Sensing health using fluid sensors in feminine hygiene products

One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for analyzing substances within a liquid. The apparatus includes an absorber that comprises one or more layers of absorbent material for absorbing the liquid and one or more sensors embedded within the one or more layers of absorbent material. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180182650

Bumped electrode arrays for microassemblers

An apparatus including a bumped electrode array and a method of fabricating a bumped electrode array is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate for the electrode array. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180178167

Membrane surface hydrophobicity through electro-hydrodynamic film patterning

A roll-to-roll system for forming a hydrophobic polymer membrane surface includes a heated carrier belt, a repository of polymer material arranged to deposit the polymer material onto the carrier to create a heated polymer, an electrode belt positioned opposite the carrier belt, an electric field generator positioned to generate an electric field between the carrier belt and the electrode belt and to infuse a pattern into the heated polymer to form a patterned polymer film, and a solvent bath to rinse the patterned polymer film. A method of creating a hydrophobic polymer membrane surface includes depositing a polymer material onto a heated carrier, using the carrier, transporting the polymer material past an electrode that acts as an electric field generator, generating an electric field adjacent the carrier, using the electric field to infuse a pattern into the polymer membrane surface, and setting the pattern into the polymer membrane surface.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180175383

Structures for interdigitated finger co-extrusion

A structure has a substrate, a first material on the substrate, the first material having a binder and a first active material, periodically located trapezoidal voids that only partially extend from a top of the first active material towards the substrate, and an electrolyte material filling the trapezoidal voids.. . ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180174082

Perceived quality of service

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for modeling quality of service (qos) including a customer's perceived qos, and optimizing qos and perceived qos. The system improves significantly over previous systems and can conserve resources by optimizing the level of resource allocations to satisfy a service level agreement (sla), while satisfying the customer's impression of qos. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180165772

Tiered greening for large business operations with heavy power reliance

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for tiered greening of power consumption on shared equipment. The system improves significantly over previous systems by allowing large organizations to utilize renewable (“green”) power progressively, fulfilling customer stipulations of power quantity, quality, and delivery, and apportioning the cost fairly among customers. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180165097

Dispatch of processor read results

In a multi-core, multi-tenant computing environment a shared cache is removed, and that space on the silicon of a cpu chip is designed to include a static register file scratchpad that is visible to the system security software. Such a static register file may be explicitly managed, where its security properties can be reasoned about via the system security software. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180164001

Electrocaloric system

A system comprises a first row of electrocaloric capacitors having capacitors separated by a first set of insulation regions. A second row of electrocaloric capacitors is disposed proximate the first row of electrocaloric capacitors separated by a second set of insulation regions. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180158990

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

05/24/18 / #20180141828

Recyclable porous desalination material

A porous material including polymerized units containing pores is provided, which can be employed for desalination applications. Each of the units includes at least one aromatic amino group and at least one hydroxyl group. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180139517

Wireless building sensor system

A system of sensor nodes is combined with an rf hub that transmits rf power to the sensors and receives data therefrom. The sensor nodes contain: one or more sensors for measuring indoor conditions, an antenna, an energy storage element, and electronics for powering the system via harvesting rf energy, reading sensor data, and communicating sensor data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180138570

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

05/03/18 / #20180122028

Computer-implemented system and method for automatic patient querying

A computer-implemented system and method for automatic patient querying are provided. Information regarding a user is collected. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/19/18 / #20180105937

Charge transfer roller for use in an additive deposition system and process

An electrostatic charge based additive deposition system that includes a charge transfer roller and a charging device. The charging device configured to selectively charge a portion of the charge transfer roller. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180101697

Method for differentially private aggregation in a star topology under a realistic adversarial model

One embodiment provides a system for noise addition to enforce data privacy protection in a star network. In operation, participants may add a noise component to a dataset. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100047

Low volatility, high efficiency gas barrier coating for cryo-compressed hydrogen tanks

A bilayer object consisting of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer substrate coated with a composition of matter comprising horizontally aligned exfoliated graphene sheets dispersed in an epoxy binder. A method includes depositing graphene into a hardener, mixing the hardener and the graphene to produce a homogenous composite mixture, adding a resin material to the composite mixture to produce an epoxy graphene material, coating a structure with the epoxy graphene material, aligning the graphene sheets in the in-plane orientation, and curing the epoxy graphene material.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

04/05/18 / #20180093456

Polymer aerogel for window glazings

An energy efficient window includes a plate of glass having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. A polymer aerogel thermal barrier having a first side and a second side is further provided. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/22/18 / #20180081347

System and method for scalable real-time micro-object position control with the aid of a digital computer

The system and method described below allow for real-time control over positioning of a micro-object. A movement of at least one micro-object suspended in a medium can be induced by a generation of one or more forces by electrodes proximate to the micro-object. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180074398

Ink with improved transfer efficiency at low temperature for digital offset printing applications

An ink composition useful for digital offset printing applications includes a colorant and a high viscosity thickening agent. A process for variable data lithographic printing includes applying a dampening fluid to an imaging member surface; forming a latent image by evaporating the dampening fluid from selective locations on the imaging member surface to form hydrophobic non-image areas and hydrophilic image areas; developing the latent image by applying an ink composition comprising an ink component to the hydrophilic image areas, the ink composition comprising a high viscosity thickening agent to raise the viscosity of the composition from about 1.05 to about 2 times higher while maintaining excellent transfer to a substrate at low temperatures.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073713

Led bulb with integrated thermal and optical diffuser

A light emitting diode (led) light bulb includes a thermally conductive base and at least one led assembly disposed on and thermally coupled to a surface of the base. The led assembly includes at least one led configured to generate light. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180060988

System and method for optimization of on-demand microtransit

A system and method for optimization of on-demand microtransit is provided. A list of possible stops of one or more vehicles is maintained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180060789

System and method for providing conditional autonomous messaging to parking enforcement officers with the aid of a digital computer

A system and method for providing conditional autonomous messaging to parking enforcement officers with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180060775

System and method for visualizing parking enforcement officer movement in real time with the aid of a digital computer

A system and method for visualizing parking enforcement officer movement in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180056645

Cleaning system architecture with recirculating bath for variable data lithographic printing

A variable lithographic cleaning apparatus, system and method works on the principle that dust and ink residue may be transferred from a lower surface energy reimageable conformable blanket surface to a higher surface energy surface low durometer cleaning member, such as the tacky roller, and then to an even higher surface energy cleaning member, such as the hard roller, which is hard and robust to scratching. The hard roller can then been scrubbed clean by an ink flushing device having a third cleaning member, such as a melamine sponge, wetted with a cleaning solution with the hard roller dried upon each rotation.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180050532

Methods for rejuvenating an imaging member of an ink-based digital printing system

Disclosed herein are methods for an ink-based digital printing system, comprising providing an imaging member a reimageable surface layer disposed on a structural mounting layer, the reimageable surface layer comprising a fluorosilicone elastomer and an infrared-absorbing filler comprising carbon black, and a plurality of surface defects on the reimageable surface layer, wherein the surface defects comprises carbon black exposed through the fluorosilicone elastomer of the reimageable surface layer. The method also comprises applying a coating of rejuvenating oil comprising an amino-functional organopolysiloxane to the reimageable surface layer, whereby at least a portion of the plurality of surface defects are coated by the amino-functional organopolysiloxane, thereby rejuvenating the imaging member.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180046922

Computer-implemented system and method for building context models in real time

A computer-implemented system and method for building context models in real time is provided. A database of models for a user is maintained. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180046902

Enhanced restricted boltzmann machine with prognosibility regularization for prognostics and health assessment

Embodiments of the present invention provide an enhanced restricted boltzmann machine (rbm) system with a novel regularization term to generate features automatically that are suitable for predicting remaining useful life (rul) of engineered systems such as machines, tools, apparatus, or parts. The system improves the trendability of the output features, which may better represent the degradation pattern of such systems. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180046622

Computer-implemented system and method for dynamically generating documents based on user context

A computer-implemented system and method for dynamically generating documents based on user context is provided. Blocks of document content are maintained and contextual data of a user is collected. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045676

Alloy identification device

An electrochemical metal alloy identification device employing electrolytes to measure and identify different potentials of alloys is presented. This includes physical structure, disposables, electrical systems, control circuitry, and algorithms to identify alloys.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/08/18 / #20180037044

Anilox patterns and doctor blades for metering high viscosity pigmented inks

A chamber blade system maximizes ink flow at an anilox doctor blade by including a heating element adjacent the doctor blade to heat ink adjacent the blade. The heating element may be a heat strip next to an anilox doctor blade that heats the ink adjacent the doctor blade and temporarily reduces the ink viscosity to improve the flow of ink in the vicinity of the blade. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/01/18 / #20180033982

Device comprising dielectric interlayer

A process for preparing a device and a device including a substrate; an interlayer disposed on the substrate, wherein the interlayer comprises a cured film formed from an interlayer composition, wherein the interlayer composition comprises: an epoxy compound; a polyvinyl phenol; a melamine resin; a solvent; an optional surfactant; and an optional catalyst; a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on a surface of the interlayer; a semiconductor layer disposed on the interlayer, wherein the semiconductor layer is disposed into a gap between the source and drain electrode; a back channel interface comprising an interface between the semiconductor layer and the interlayer, wherein the interlayer serves as a back channel dielectric layer for the device; a dielectric layer disposed on the semiconductor layer; a gate electrode disposed on the dielectric layer. Also an interlayer composition and an organic thin film transistor comprising the interlayer composition.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/01/18 / #20180033742

Sensor and heater for stimulus-initiated self-destructing substrate

A self-destructing device includes a stressed substrate with a heater thermally coupled to the stressed substrate. The device includes a power source and trigger circuitry comprising a sensor and a switch. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/01/18 / #20180033577

Self-limiting electrical triggering for initiating fracture of frangible glass

A transient electronic device includes electronic elements (e.g., an soi- or chip-based ic) and a trigger mechanism disposed on a frangible glass substrate. The trigger mechanism includes a switch that initiates a large trigger current through a self-limiting resistive element in response to a received trigger signal. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/01/18 / #20180030401

Hydrodynamic separation (hds) for removing protist predators from algal crops

A method and system removes biological contaminants from an algal crop. A flow of an algal crop containing biological contaminants is provided to a hydrodynamic separator (hds) system. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

02/01/18 / #20180028228

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

01/25/18 / #20180021801

Devices and methods for the controlled formation and dispension of small drops of highly viscous and/or non-newtonian liquids

A controlled-volume spray deposition system has a fluid feed system including a pair of bi-directional, counter-rotating rollers to dispense fluid as a first surface, the rollers operable to rotate in a first direction to dispense the fluid, a second surface positioned to receive the fluid when the rollers rotate in the first direction, and the rollers operable to rotate in a second direction to retract the fluid to cause the fluid to stretch and form a filament until it breaks to form a spray. A method of generating a controlled-volume spray includes feeding fluid between two counter-rotating rollers as a first surface as they rotate in a first direction until the fluid contacts a second surface, reversing the counter-rotating rollers such that they pull the fluid to form a fluid filament, and causing the filament to break into a spray.. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/18/18 / #20180018481

Passive sensor tag system

A passive sensor tag system including a passive electronic sensor tag and an external readout. The passive electronic sensor tag including a sensor element configured to sense data in a local environment and to cause a shift in a fundamental electrical resonance frequency characteristic of a sensor circuit based on the sensed data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/18/18 / #20180015644

Integral vasculature

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

01/11/18 / #20180013843

Computer-implemented system and method for distributed activity detection

A computer-implemented system and method for distributed activity detection is provided. Contextual data collected for a user performing an activity is processed on a mobile computing device. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/11/18 / #20180012229

Computer-implemented system and method for providing contextually relevant servicing

A computer-implemented system and method for providing contextually relevant servicing is provided. A request for servicing is received via a call center and assigned to a user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/11/18 / #20180012170

Computer-implemented system and method for providing contextually relevant task recommendations to qualified users

A computer-implemented system and method for providing contextually relevant task recommendations to qualified users is provided. Sensor data is collected for a user. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/11/18 / #20180012126

Computer-implemented system and method for predicting activity outcome based on user attention

A computer-implemented system and method for predicting activity outcome based on user attention is provided. Sensor data is collected for a user, and an activity performed by a user is identified based on the sensor data. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006287

Thin film reserve battery

A single-electrode battery subassembly includes a separator comprising an electrolyte. The separator has a first surface and an opposing second surface. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180005963

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

01/04/18 / #20180004709

System and method for gpu maximum register count optimization applied to general matrix-matrix multiplication

A method and system performing a general matrix-matrix multiplication (gemm) operation using a kernel compiled with optimal maximum register count (mrc). During operation, the system may generate the kernel compiled with optimal mrc. ... Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated








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