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Adaptive storage management for optimizing multi-tier data storage system

Embodiments provide adaptive storage management for optimizing multi-tier data storage. A storage manager may interact with storage decision advisors. ... Quantum Corporation

Power savings in cold storage

Methods and apparatus associated with data cold storage are described. Example apparatus include an array of data storage devices arranged in rows and columns. ... Quantum Corporation

Loading molecules into sample wells for analysis

Methods of loading a molecule of interest into a sample well are provided. In some aspects, methods of loading a molecule of interest into a sample well involve loading a molecule of interest into a sample well in the presence of a crowding agent and/or a condensing agent. ... Quantum Corporation

Quantum physical unclonable function

Unique identifier according to a first aspect of the present invention, therein is provided a method of determining or generating a unique identifier for a device, the device exhibiting quantum mechanical confinement, the method comprising: measuring a unique quantum mechanical effect of the device that results from the quantum mechanical confinement; and using the measurement to determine or generate the unique identifier.. . ... Quantum Corporation

Active roll stabilisation system for damping a ship's motion

The invention relates to a system for actively damping a ship's motion, comprising at least one first rotatable stabilisation element extending from the ship's hull, below the water line, on a side of the ship, sensor means for sensing the ship's motion and delivering control signals on the basis thereof to driving means for rotatably driving the stabilisation element for the purpose of damping the ship's motion being sensed, as well as moving means for moving the stabilisation element relative to the ship. According to the invention, the active stabilisation system is to that end characterised in that the moving means are configured to impart a precession motion to the at least one rotatable stabilisation element in dependence on the ship's sailing speed and the control signals being delivered by the sensor means. ... Quantum Corporation

Shifting phase in a resonator device for magentic resonance

In some aspects, a resonator device includes a dielectric substrate, a ground plane on a first side of the substrate, and conductors on a second, opposite side of the substrate. The conductors include first and second resonators and two baluns. ... Quantum Corporation

Polymerizing enzymes for sequencing reactions

Compositions comprising modified recombinant polymerizing enzymes are provided, along with nucleic acid molecules encoding the modified polymerizing enzymes. In some aspects, methods of using such polymerizing enzymes to synthesize a nucleic acid molecule or to sequence a nucleic acid template are provided.. ... Quantum Corporation

Anti-counterfeit method

An anti-counterfeit method includes: obtaining raw data to be encoded; collecting fingerprint data by analogue acquisition to obtain initial fingerprint feature information and encrypting the initial fingerprint feature information to obtain a random feature secret key, the random feature secret key comprising a first sub secret key and a second sub secret key and the first sub secret key is encoded into a micro-texture image while the second sub secret key is embedded in an encryption program; encrypting, through the random feature secret key, the raw data to be encoded to generate an information code image, the information code image comprising the micro-texture image; passing an anti-counterfeit authentication when an image sensor succeeds in integrating the first sub secret key and the second sub secret key to generate the random feature secret key; and succeeding in decrypting, by the image sensor, the information code image through the random feature secret key.. . ... Quantum Corporation

High-speed autocompensation scheme of quantum key distribution

The invention relates to quantum cryptography, and includes a communication system for transmitting a cryptographic key between the ends of a channel, including a transmitting node (alice) comprising a beam splitter, an electro-optical attenuator, an amplitude modulator, a phase modulator, a storage line, a faraday mirror, a synchronization detector; a receiving node (bob) that includes avalanche photodiodes, a beam splitter, a circulator, a delay line, a phase modulator, a polarizing beam splitter, a mach-zehnder interferometer, and also a quantum channel for connecting these nodes. In this case, for the storage line is placed between the electro-optical phase modulator of the sender and the faraday mirror. ... Quantum Corporation

Annealed garnet electrolyte separators

Set forth herein are pellets, thin films, and monoliths of lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes having engineered surfaces. These engineered surfaces have a list of advantageous properties including, but not limited to, low surface area resistance, high li+ ion conductivity, low tendency for lithium dendrites to form within or thereupon when the electrolytes are used in an electrochemical cell. ... Quantum Corporation

Quantum tokens

Secure, semi-classical authentication schemes are presented. An authentication token is generated by applying a pre-determined measurement to a plurality of random quantum states to obtain a sequence of classical measurement outcomes. ... Quantum Corporation

Integrated photodetector with direct binning pixel

An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. ... Quantum Corporation

Systems and methods for the remote detection of greenhouse atmospheric gas

Disclosed systems and methods for the remote detection of atmospheric gas may include (1) receiving, at a collector, thermal infrared energy from at least one atmospheric column, (2) receiving, at optical subsystems, the thermal infrared energy over optical paths, (3) focusing the thermal infrared energy onto diffraction gratings that disperse the thermal infrared energy at a wavelength within a mid-wavelength infrared (mwir) spectral region and a wavelength within a long-wavelength infrared (lwir) spectral region, (4) receiving, at detectors, the thermal infrared energy dispersed from the diffraction gratings within the mwir spectral region and the lwir spectral region, (5) determining spectral component data associated with the thermal infrared energy in the mwir spectral region and the lwir spectral region, (6) sending the spectral component data to a computing device, and (7) identifying an atmospheric gas based on the spectral component data.. . ... Quantum Corporation

Compact mode-locked laser module

Apparatus and methods for producing ultrashort optical pulses are described. A high-power, solid-state, passively mode-locked laser can be manufactured in a compact module that can be incorporated into a portable instrument. ... Quantum Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173720

Heuristic journal reservations

Example apparatus and methods reserve space in a journal using an observation based approach instead of a fixed sized approach or a worst case scenario approach. One example method receives a request to allocate space in a journal to support a file system transaction. ... Quantum Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173000

Compact beam shaping and steering assembly

Apparatus and methods for coupling an optical beam from an optical source to a hi-tech system are described. A compact, low-cost beam-shaping and steering assembly may be located between the optical source and hi-tech system and provide automated adjustments to beam parameters such as beam position, beam rotation, and beam incident angles. ... Quantum Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172906

Optical coupler and waveguide system

System and methods for optical power distribution to a large numbers of sample wells within an integrated device that can analyze single molecules and perform nucleic acid sequencing are described. The integrated device may include a grating coupler configured to receive an optical beam from an optical source and optical splitters configured to divide optical power of the grating coupler to waveguides of the integrated device positioned to couple with the sample wells. ... Quantum Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158481

Unsuccessful storage media movement handling in automated removable storage media environments

Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media to handle unsuccessful movements of removable storage media in an automated removable media system. In a particular embodiment, a method provides receiving one or more user provided parameters that indicate one or more types of unsuccessful media move operations that should be reported as successful. ... Quantum Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151673

Superlattice materials and applications

A superlattice cell that includes group iv elements is repeated multiple times so as to form the superlattice. Each superlattice cell has multiple ordered atomic planes that are parallel to one another. ... Quantum Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150895

Decision organizer

Systems and methods of displaying product information relating to multiple purchase options are provided. A method includes displaying, in a first portion of a user interface, a web browser and displaying, in a second portion of the user interface, a decision organizing tool comprising a candidate icon portion comprising a plurality of candidate icons and an active icon portion. ... Quantum Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146923

Underwater measurement of bioelectric signals

A system and method of measuring bioelectric signals generated by an individual, inclusive of humans or other living organisms, comprises a plurality of sensors, at least one of the plurality of sensors being constituted by a capacitive-type sensor. Sensor has an associated insulated layer of material preventing the conduction of direct current between an electrode and individual, wherein a bioelectric signal of individual can be measured underwater.. ... Quantum Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146919

System and method of monitoring consumable use based on correlations with diagnostic testing

The present disclosure provided example methods for estimating the rate of use of a consumable that is employed during the treatment of a medical condition, where rate of use is estimated based on a pre-determined correlation between diagnostic measurements and use of the consumable. In one example embodiment, the estimated rate of use, as determined using the correlation and diagnostic data, may be compared with a measured rate of use, such as a rate of supply of the consumable. ... Quantum Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144167

System and method enabling location, identification, authentication and ranging with social networking features

An extensible system for intercommunication between smartphones and intelligent digital cameras that permits acquisition, identification, authentication and communication outside the cellular and networked interfaces. This concept provides a means for smartphones to intercommunicate securely and directly without network, or radio based wireless connection and to provide private visual and motion-image data communication at reasonable rates between parties outside of the cellular network. ... Quantum Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143273

Conical access split magnet system

A cryostat apparatus including a cooler configured to cool a cryogenic fluid. The cooler includes a cooler chamber disposed about a cooler axis. ... Quantum Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142426

Artificial turf systems and applications thereof

In one aspect, artificial turf systems are described herein. In some embodiments, an artificial turf system comprises an artificial turf mat and artificial turf fibers disposed on a surface of the artificial turf mat, the artificial turf mat comprising at least one energy management material. ... Quantum Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136857

Efficient data storage across multiple storage volumes

Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media for storing data to a plurality of physical storage volumes. In a particular embodiment, a method provides identifying first data for storage on the plurality of physical storage volumes. ... Quantum Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126297

Device for extracting water from the environment

The present invention consists of a device for extracting water from the environment, comprising a means for capturing water from the environment by means of a liquid desiccant, an evaporation chamber, an evaporation mechanism, a duct through which liquid desiccant with water flows from the capture means to the evaporation chamber, a duct through which liquid desiccant flows from the evaporation chamber to the capture means, a reservoir for depositing water extracted from the liquid desiccant in the evaporation chamber, a duct through which water flows from the cylinder of the evaporation mechanism to the reservoir, and a control device that controls the compressor. The evaporation mechanism comprises a cylinder located inside the evaporation chamber, a membrane located inside the cylinder, and a compressor operationally connected to the membrane to inflate and deflate the membrane. ... Quantum Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124338

Pixel for use with light having wide intensity range

A light-sensing device includes a pixel array. Multiple pixels in the pixel array each includes pixel electronics. ... Quantum Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120229

Integrated device with external light source for probing detecting and analyzing molecules

System and methods for analyzing single molecules and performing nucleic acid sequencing. An integrated device includes multiple pixels with sample wells configured to receive a sample, which when excited, emits radiation. ... Quantum Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095941

Techniques for view capture and storage for mobile applications

Techniques are disclosed for capturing, storing, and regenerating a view of content in applications (e.g., native applications) on devices (e.g., a mobile device). In at least one embodiment, a capture management system is disclosed that produce compact data storage of views of content in an application on a device and the efficient search thereof of views of content provided in the application. ... Quantum Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094858

Lithium stuffed garnet setter plates for solid electrolyte fabrication

Setter plates are fabricated from li-stuffed garnet materials having the same, or substantially similar, compositions as a garnet li-stuffed solid electrolyte. The li-stuffed garnet setter plates, set forth herein, reduce the evaporation of li during a sintering treatment step and/or reduce the loss of li caused by diffusion out of the sintering electrolyte. ... Quantum Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088052

Optical system and assay chip for probing, detecting and analyzing molecules

Apparatus and methods for analyzing single molecule and performing nucleic acid sequencing. An apparatus can include an assay chip that includes multiple pixels with sample wells configured to receive a sample, which, when excited, emits emission energy; at least one element for directing the emission energy in a particular direction; and a light path along which the emission energy travels from the sample well toward a sensor. ... Quantum Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078896

Device for the extraction of water from the environment

The invention refers to a device and a process for extracting water from the environment. The device comprises a means for capturing water from the environment by means of a liquid desiccant, an extraction chamber, a first duct through which liquid desiccant with water flows from the capture means to the extraction chamber, a second duct through which liquid desiccant flows from the extraction chamber to the capture means, a reservoir for depositing extracted water, a third duct through which water flows from the extraction chamber to the reservoir, a vacuum generator whose suction point and discharge point are operationally connected to the reservoir in order to suction the gas present in the reservoir and transfer gas into the reservoir, and a control device that controls the vacuum generator. ... Quantum Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076480

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Disclosed herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also disclosed herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069263

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Disclosed herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also disclosed herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180059991

Log structured block device for hard disk drive

Example apparatus and methods provide a log structured block device for a hard disk drive (hdd). Data that is to be stored on an hdd is serialized and written as a series of data blocks using a sequential write. ... Quantum Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058295

Thermoelectric heat energy recovery module

This embodiment is a stirling-electric hybrid automotive exhaust module generator device for converting waste heat energy into electrical energy by employing the seebeck effect. The disclosure herein describes how the invention converts heat energy, from hot exhaust gases, from the operation of an automotive external combustion engine (e. ... Quantum Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057726

Heat transfer medium

A heat transfer medium is provided with superb thermal conductivity. The medium is comprised of selected inorganic materials to provide an environmentally-friendly aqueous suspension to provide a revolutionary kind of heat transfer fluid.. ... Quantum Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046466

Method and system for the loading of an operating system on a computing device

A method and system for the loading of an operating system on a computing device having a central processing unit and a dedicated operating system graphic processing unit, which provides image read/write functionality to the central processing unit. The method comprises acquiring an image representation of the operating system, the image being composed of pixels having color values encoding operating system executable code to be executed by the central processing unit, providing the operating system image to the dedicated graphic processing unit and accessing the encoded operating system executable code using the coordinates of the image pixels.. ... Quantum Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045465

Lithium stuffed garnet setter plates for solid electrolyte fabrication

Setter plates are fabricated from li-stuffed garnet materials having the same, or substantially similar, compositions as a garnet li-stuffed solid electrolyte. The li-stuffed garnet setter plates, set forth herein, reduce the evaporation of li during a sintering treatment step and/or reduce the loss of li caused by diffusion out of the sintering electrolyte. ... Quantum Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039530

Techniques for monitoring user interactions and operation of a website to detect frustration events

Techniques are disclosed for monitoring operation of and/or interaction with a website to detect events (“frustration events”). In at least one embodiment, a detection system is disclosed that can monitor a website for the same or unrelated interaction and operation to detect events that affect the performance of a website, while contributing to the frustration of user interaction with the website. ... Quantum Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032769

Composite pressure tank identification and tracking

Disclosed is a device, a system and methods for tracking conductive composite pressurized gaseous storage tanks. The system including anchoring an rfid device in a non-conductive blind boss, wherein the anchor material has a low dielectric and has minimal reflection if rf energy.. ... Quantum Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023132

Biomolecule sequencing devices, systems and methods

Devices, systems and methods for sequencing protein samples are provided. In some examples, currents generated when a monomer passes through between electrodes of a nanogap electrode pair are measured for each of several different distances, so that monomers are identified when compared to a reference physical quantity of a known monomer, which may be obtained from a current measured with a similar inter-electrode distance(s) at which each of plural kinds of monomers are identifiable and ordered with predetermined accuracy and based on a detected physical quantity obtained from a tunneling current, which may be further normalized by the use of one or more reference substances.. ... Quantum Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018846

Improvements relating to the authentication of physical entities

An authentication device (20) comprises one or more flakes of a substantially two-dimensional material (14). The one or more flakes of the substantially two-dimensional material (14) have an operative area configured to emit, by non-resonant photoluminescence, electromagnetic radiation with a property that varies with position in the operative area.. ... Quantum Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018235

Joint de-duplication-erasure coded distributed storage

Methods and apparatus deduplicate and erasure code a message in a data storage system. One example apparatus includes a first chunking circuit that generates a set of data chunks from a message, an outer precoding circuit that generates a set of precoded data chunks and a set of parity symbols from the set of data chunks, a second chunking circuit that generates a set of chunked parity symbols from the set of parity symbols, a deduplication circuit that generates a set of deduplicated data chunks by deduplicating the set of precoded chunks or the set of chunked parity symbols, an unequal error protection (uep) circuit that generates an encoded message from the set of deduplicated data chunks, and a storage circuit that controls the data storage system to store the set of deduplicated data chunks, the set of parity symbols, or the encoded message.. ... Quantum Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013603

Combined amplitude-time and phase modulation

A system and method comprise combining, at a first combiner, a first amplitude-time modulated (atm) signal and a first phase modulated signal to produce a complex wave modulation signal and combining, at a second combiner having an input coupled to an output of the first combiner, the complex wave modulation signal and an additional signal to produce a second complex wave modulation signal, the additional signal selected from a group consisting of a second atm signal and a second phase modulated signal.. . ... Quantum Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000386

Device for measuring concentration of substance in blood, and method for measuring concentration of substance in blood

The concentration of substance in blood is measured non-invasively, with high accuracy and with simple configuration. Laser light 100 generated by a light source 10 is locally irradiated on the body epithelium f of a subject, and the resulting diffused reflected light 200 is detected by a light detector 40. ... Quantum Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371543

Removable media based object store

Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer-readable media to implement an object store with removable storage media. In a particular embodiment, a method provides identifying first data for storage on a first removable storage medium and designating at least a portion of the first data to a first data object. ... Quantum Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362651

Labeled nucleotide compositions and methods for nucleic acid sequencing

Methods of sequencing molecules based on luminescence lifetimes and/or intensities are provided. In some aspects, methods of sequencing nucleic acids involve determining the luminescence lifetimes, and optionally luminescence intensities, of a series of luminescently labeled nucleotides incorporated during a nucleic acid sequencing reaction. ... Quantum Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350818

Photonic structures and integrated device for detecting and analyzing molecules

System and methods for analyzing single molecules and performing nucleic acid sequencing. An integrated device may include multiple pixels with sample wells configured to receive a sample, which when excited, emits radiation. ... Quantum Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349944

Pulse caller and base caller

System and methods for identifying nucleotides based on data acquired from a sensor during sequencing of nucleic acids. The method may include obtaining characteristics of light detected from luminescent labels associated with the nucleotides during nucleotide incorporation events. ... Quantum Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346135

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338465

Pulse plating of lithium material in electrochemical devices

The present invention is directed to battery system and operation thereof. In an embodiment, lithium material is plated onto the anode region of a lithium secondary battery cell by a pulsed current. ... Quantum Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331092

Solid electrolyte separator bonding agent

Set forth herein are electrochemical cells which include a negative electrode current collector, a lithium metal negative electrode, an oxide electrolyte membrane, a bonding agent layer, a positive electrode, and a positive electrode current collector. The bonding agent layer advantageously lowers the interfacial impedance of the oxide electrolyte at least at the positive electrode interface and also optionally acts as an adhesive between the solid electrolyte separator and the positive electrode interface. ... Quantum Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324113

Metal sulfide anolytes for electrochemical cells

Provided are negative electrode assemblies containing lithium sulfide anolyte layers, electrochemical cells including these assemblies, and methods of forming thereof. An anolyte layer may be disposed over a metal layer of a current collector and may be used to separate the current collector from the rest of the electrolyte. ... Quantum Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322153

Integrated device for temporal binning of received photons

An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. ... Quantum Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305294

Battery thermal management system and methods of use

Set forth herein are systems and methods for determining battery heating conditions and pre-heating lead times of at least a minute or more, based on input parameters and sets of input parameters, to predictively and dynamically heat a secondary battery so that the battery has a specific power output and performance level when used in an electric or hybrid vehicle application.. . ... Quantum Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304650

Irradiation planning apparatus and irradiation plan correction method

Provided is an irradiation planning apparatus including: a three-dimensional ct value data acquisition unit (36); a prescription data input processing unit (32) which acquires prescription data; a stopping power ratio conversion unit (37) and a nuclear reaction effective density conversion unit (38) which respectively generate first conversion data (41) and second conversion data (42) on the basis of three-dimensional ct value data; and a calculation unit (33) which calculates a dose distribution on the basis of the prescription data, the first conversion data (41), and the second conversion data (42), wherein the stopping power ratio conversion unit (37) and the nuclear reaction effective density conversion unit (38) perform correction processing for correcting data obtained from the three-dimensional ct value data, using a physical quantity indicative of a likelihood of spalling particles of incident charged particle beam (3), and then determine the dose distribution. Thus, in calculation of a dose distribution in a body in particle beam irradiation planning, a dose error introduced by a difference between the probability of nuclear reaction initiated, in a body, by incident particles and the probability of nuclear reaction initiated, in water, by incident particles is simply and accurately corrected.. ... Quantum Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170295387

Content distribution system and method

Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide an electronic marketplace that matches units of content from secondary content providers with suitable vacancies from primary content providers. Vacancies may constitute, or be included in, any digital transmission containers, such as a television or radio programming, web pages, and the like. ... Quantum Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288702

Dynamically controlling erasure code distribution in an object store

Example apparatus and methods monitor conditions in an object storage system. The conditions monitored may include a load balance measure in the system, a capacity balance measure in the system, a fault tolerance measure in the system, or a usage pattern measure in the system. ... Quantum Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285184

Layered three-dimensional radiation position detector

A layered three-dimensional radiation position detector includes two-dimensional scintillator arrays that are pixelated by optically discontinuous surfaces and stacked on a light receiving surface of a light receiving element, responses of scintillator elements detecting radiations being made identifiable on the light receiving surface to obtain a three-dimensional radiation detection position. A scintillator array lying on a radiation incident surface side has a pixel pitch smaller than that of a scintillator array lying on a light receiving element side so that the scintillator array on the radiation incident surface side has increased resolution. ... Quantum Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282154

Sorbent material for separating bio-macromolecules

A sorbent material is disclosed for the one-step separation of bio-macromolecules in a single pass extraction of dna from complex mixtures of molecules and chemicals. In one embodiment, the sorbent material comprises a silanized material at least partially coated or formed with a polymer selected from the group consisting of a poly(aryl methacrylate), a poly(aryl acrylate), a poly(heteroaryl methacrylate, a poly(heteroaryl acrylate) and a copolymer thereof.. ... Quantum Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277630

Garbage collection and defragmentation for solid state drives (ssd) and shingled magnetic recording (smr) drives

Example apparatus and methods provide improved reclamation, garbage collection (gc) and defragmentation (defrag) for data storage devices including solid state drives (ssd) or shingled magnetic recording (smr) drives. An erasure code (ec) layer that facilitates logically or physically erasing data from the ssd or smr as a comprehensive gc or defrag is added to the ssd or smr. ... Quantum Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276816

Systems and methods for acquiring and characterizing time varying signals of interest

Methods or systems for identifying seismic or acoustic signals of interest originating with moving motorized vehicles or footstep movement or stationary or moving machinery. A related system for monitoring an area includes a plurality of sensing devices each comprising a frame and a piezo-electric sensor element. ... Quantum Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271562

Quantum dot composite fluorescent particle and led module

The invention discloses a quantum dot composite fluorescent particle including quantum dots, a mesoporous material, and a water-blocking and oxygen-blocking material. The quantum dots are distributed in the mesoporous material, and the water-blocking and oxygen-blocking material is filled in the gaps between the quantum dots and the mesoporous material. ... Quantum Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269705

Methods for controlling an electric device using a control apparatus

Methods of controlling objects using an apparatus including a motion sensor and a processing unit and include sensing motion, converting the motion into a command function and processing the command function based on the sensed motion.. . ... Quantum Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263976

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262259

Method for generating random numbers and assoicated random number generator

A random signal can be obtained from a random tunnelling of charges from one conductor to another conductor across a quantum tunnelling barrier. The random signal can be amplified and associated to a random number. ... Quantum Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257119

Data deduplication with adaptive erasure code redundancy

Example apparatus and methods combine erasure coding with data deduplication to simultaneously reduce the overall redundancy in data while increasing the redundancy of unique data. In one embodiment, an efficient representation of a data set is produced by deduplication. ... Quantum Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249710

Episodic social networks

Systems and methods for delivering augmented user information are provided. A method includes receiving a request for augmented information regarding an entity and obtaining an entity profile for the entity based on activity data from at least one data source and corresponding to one or more activities associated with the entity, the entity profile comprising temporal activity data and non-temporal activity data for the activities. ... Quantum Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170247967

Method and apparatus for clearing a wellbore

A method and a downhole apparatus for clearing a wellbore are disclosed. The method locates a mill in the wellbore about the obstructions, introduces a driving fluid flow along a driving flow path from surface to the mill, and introduces a circulation fluid flow along a circulation flow path from surface into a wellbore annulus at a location in the wellbore above the mill. ... Quantum Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243405

Systems and methods for deriving spatial attributes for imaged objects utilizing three-dimensional information

Various embodiments are directed to deriving spatial attributes for imaged objects utilizing three-dimensional (3d) information. A server may obtain 3d survey data about an object from a pre-existing source. ... Quantum Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242872

Method for reliable and efficient filesystem metadata conversion

A method for converting metadata in a hierarchical configuration within a filesystem from a first format to a second format includes reading metadata in the first format within the hierarchical configuration; writing the metadata from the hierarchical configuration into a flat file; and writing the metadata back into the hierarchical configuration, the metadata being in the second format. The method can also include increasing the size of each of a first inode and a second inode within a first inode chunk in the filesystem, assigning the first inode to the first inode chunk, and assigning the second inode to a second inode chunk.. ... Quantum Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232784

System and method for cleaning semiconductor fabrication equipment parts

An exemplary embodiment discloses a process for cleaning semiconductor fabrication equipment parts with non-metallic surfaces. The process optionally includes providing a semiconductor fabrication part with a non-metallic surface to be cleaned and applying a dilute aqueous solution to remove contamination from the non-metallic surface. ... Quantum Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231586

Medical image processing apparatus and method, and radiotherapeutic apparatus

A medical image processing apparatus, includes: a reconstructed moving image obtainer that obtains a reconstructed moving image; a focus region identifier that identifies a first focus region corresponding to the designated focus; a fluoroscopic moving image obtainer that obtains at least one-period data on a fluoroscopic moving image; a second characteristics identifier that identifies each of two or more second characteristics regions corresponding to the internal body portion; a comparison selector that compares the two or more first characteristic regions; a conversion parameter calculation unit that calculates a conversion parameter for converting the first characteristic region.. . ... Quantum Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228495

Quantum mechanical/x-ray crystallography diagnostic for proteins

The invention is a diagnostic which overlays quantum mechanical analysis to x-ray crystallography data from one or more proteins to assess and identify the real world conformation, protonation and solvent effects of one or more moieties in said protein. This “overlay” occurs by scoring and identifying the protomer/tautomer states of the moieties using quantum mechanical analysis. ... Quantum Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214525

Mobile secret communications method based on quantum key distribution network

A mobile secret communications method based on a quantum key distribution network, comprises the following steps: a mobile terminal registering to access the network and establishing a binding relationship with a certain centralized control station in the quantum key distribution network; after a communication service is initiated, the mobile terminals participating in the current communication applying for service keys from the quantum key distribution network; the quantum key distribution network obtaining addresses of the centralized control stations participating in service key distribution during the current communication, designating a service key generation centralized control station according to a current state indicator of each centralized control station; the service key generation centralized control station generating service keys required in the current communication and distributing the keys to the mobile terminals participating in the current communication.. . ... Quantum Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214410

Generating a control sequence for quantum control

In some aspects, a control system interacts with a quantum system. In some instances, the quantum system includes qubits that respond to a control signal generated by the control system, and the control system is configured to generate the control signal in response to an input signal. ... Quantum Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214084

Annealed garnet electrolyte separators

Set forth herein are pellets, thin films, and monoliths of lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes having engineered surfaces. These engineered surfaces have a list of advantageous properties including, but not limited to, low surface area resistance, high li+ ion conductivity, low tendency for lithium dendrites to form within or thereupon when the electrolytes are used in an electrochemical cell. ... Quantum Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213144

Using a mesoscopic system to generate entanglement

In some aspects, a mesoscopic system is used to generate entanglement, for example, on a pair of qubits. In some implementations, the mesoscopic system includes a first spin, a second spin and multiple other spins. ... Quantum Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211136

Sensing strategies and methods for nucleic acid detection using biosensors

Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to strategies and methods of amplifying short target sequences and removing flanking sequences from target nucleic acids to remove background signal when detecting hybridizations events using sensitive detection biosensors, such as biosensors based on nanowires, carbon nanotubes, nanopores etc, that may be capable of detecting molecules at small molar concentrations (fm and less), or even at the single molecule level. Furthermore, by cropping and therefore standardizing the size of the target sequences to be detected, when detecting many target sequences in an array, the signals across each biosensor can be compared and the hybridization conditions standardized easily.. ... Quantum Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207304

Superlattice materials and applications

A superlattice cell that includes group iv elements is repeated multiple times so as to form the superlattice. Each superlattice cell has multiple ordered atomic planes that are parallel to one another. ... Quantum Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170192713

Object synthesis

Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with object synthesis are described. One example apparatus includes logic for identifying a block in a data de-duplication repository and for identifying a reference to the block. ... Quantum Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191622

Polar boss component for pressurized-gas storage assembly

A polar boss suitable for use in pressurized-gas assemblies. The polar boss includes a longitudinally extending part with a top surface with a recessed opening and a planar bottom surface. ... Quantum Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187067

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170184318

Device for extracting water from the environment

The present invention corresponds to a device for extracting water from the environment by means of a liquid desiccant. The device comprises a means for capturing water from the environment using a liquid desiccant, an extraction chamber, a first duct through which liquid desiccant with water flows from the capture means to the extraction chamber, a second duct through which liquid desiccant flows from the extraction chamber to the capture means, a reservoir for depositing water extracted from the liquid desiccant in the extraction chamber, a third duct through which water flows from the extraction chamber to the reservoir, a means to create a vacuum within the extraction chamber, and a control device that controls the heating element. ... Quantum Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180336

Apparatuses, systems and methods for constructing unique identifiers

An apparatus for producing unique user specific identifiers including capturing user specific biometric data, kinetic data, biokinetic data, kinetic data and biometric data, biokinetic data and biometric data, and kinetic data, biokinetic data and biometric data and generating unique user specific identifiers.. . ... Quantum Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170179685

Multiwavelength quantum cascade laser via growth of different active and passive cores

Disclosed is a laser source capable of producing mid-ir laser radiation comprises growing a first core structure on a substrate, etching away the first core structure in one or more locations, and growing a second core structure on the substrate. At least one of the core structures comprises a quantum cascade gain medium emitting at a frequency within the range from 3-14 μm. ... Quantum Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170179522

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177266

Data aware deduplication object storage (dados)

Embodiments include a data aware deduplicating object store. The data aware deduplicating data store includes a consistent hashing logic that manages a consistent hashing architecture for the object store. ... Quantum Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170170953

Decoy bits method for direct encryption and key generation

A new cryptographic technique is disclosed, called decoy bits method, which can be used to obtain near ideal information theoretic security in both quantum and classical key generation and data encryption, not only for raw security but also under known-plaintext attacks. The technique relates to a method of data encryption by insertion of random bits, called decoy bits, into a data sequence whereby the decoy bits are discarded upon decryption. ... Quantum Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170168127

Pet/mri device, pet device, and image reconstruction system

A pet/mri device includes an mri device that has a measurement port, a pet detector that can be inserted into the measurement port, and a mechanism that can slide the pet detector into and out of the mri measurement port. Thereby, the pet/mri device allows mri measurement during pet measurement.. ... Quantum Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166808

Continuous synthesis of high quantum yield inp/zns nanocrystals

The invention relates to a continuous-flow synthesis process for the preparation of high quality indium phosphide/zinc sulfide core/shell semiconduting nanocrystals in particular quantum dots (qd) conducted in a micro-reaction system comprising at least one mixing chamber connected to one reaction chamber.. . ... Quantum Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170162901

Lithium, phosphorus, sulfur, and iodine including electrolyte and catholyte compositions, electrolyte membranes for electrochemical devices, and annealing methods of making these electrolytes and catholytes

The present disclosure sets forth battery components for secondary and/or traction batteries. Described herein are new solid-state lithium (li) conducting electrolytes including monolithic, single layer, and bi-layer solid-state sulfide-based lithium ion (li+) conducting catholytes or electrolytes. ... Quantum Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170161308

Metadump spatial database system

Example apparatus and methods create and maintain a functional mirror of file system metadata for an active file system. The functional mirror may be implemented as a set of feature vectors in a feature space stored in a spatial database that allow a journal functionality for information received from the active file system. ... Quantum Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170153060

Setter plates for solid electrolyte fabrication and methods of using the same to prepare dense solid electrolytes

Setter plates are fabricated from li-stuffed garnet materials having the same, or substantially similar, compositions as a garnet li-stuffed solid electrolyte. The li-stuffed garnet setter plates, set forth herein, reduce the evaporation of li during a sintering treatment step and/or reduce the loss of li caused by diffusion qui of the sintering electrolyte, li-stuffed garnet seller plates, set forth herein, maintain compositional control over the solid electrolyte during sintering when, upon heating, lithium is prone to diffuse out of the solid electrolyte.. ... Quantum Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170139786

File level recovery using virtual machine image level backup with selective compression

Example apparatus and methods process virtual machine image level backups that may include files that are compressed and files that are not compressed. Example apparatus and methods may produce virtual machine image level backups by selectively compressing some files associated with the image while leaving other files in their uncompressed state. ... Quantum Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170139595

Storage conditioning with intelligent rebuild

Storage conditioning for a data storage system having d data storage devices (dsds) is provided. E erasure codes (ecs) for an object are stored in the system, d>e. ... Quantum Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170139556

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for vehicle interfaces

Systems, interfaces, and methods for implementing the systems and interfaces includes selection attractive movement as the selection protocol, where a selection object is used to discriminate between selectable objects and attract a target object toward the selection objects, where the direction and speed of the motion controls, discriminates, attracts, and activates the selected objects.. . ... Quantum Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170133731

Battery system with selective thermal management

The present invention is directed to battery systems. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a battery system having a first battery group and a second battery group. ... Quantum Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170131237

Nanogap electrode devices and systems and methods for forming the same

The present disclosure provides biopolymer detection devices and systems, and methods for forming such devices and systems. A device for detecting a biopolymer comprises a channel that is configured to direct the biopolymer and a pair of electrodes in a portion of the channel. ... Quantum Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124878

Collision advoidance devices utilizing low power wireless networks, methods and systems utilizing same

A collision warning device including a receiver for receiving a low power radio frequency signal from a nearby radio frequency signal source. A processor can be electrically coupled to the receiver and configured to analyze the radio frequency signal for determining whether the signal is from a source capable of colliding with the device. ... Quantum Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170115909

Data replica control

A replica control system includes software to control replication in virtual environments. The replica control system identifies a plurality of data blocks within an underlying storage volume in response to a request to update a replica of a target storage volume, identifies changed data blocks of the plurality of data blocks within the underlying storage volume, and identifies a subset of the changed data blocks with which to update the replica of the target storage volume based on a characteristic of the changed data blocks.. ... Quantum Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113065

Beam irradiation target confirmation device

A beam irradiation target verification apparatus (1) includes an x-ray switching emission process unit (6a) that causes a vertical x-ray emitting unit (13) to emit at least two types of x-rays using an energy-level switching unit (11), a vertical x-ray detection unit (14) that detects an x-ray emitted from the vertical x-ray emitting unit (13), a pre-therapy verification image generation process unit (7) that generates pre-therapy verification images (20b) and (20c) based on detection information on at least two types of x-rays obtained by the vertical x-ray detection unit (14), a reference image acquisition unit (3) that acquires a reference image (20a) obtained at a therapy planning stage, a comparison process unit (8a) that makes comparisons between the pre-therapy verification images (20b) and (20c) and the reference image (20a), and a result output unit (4) that outputs a comparison result obtained by the comparison process unit (8a). Thus, there is provided a beam irradiation target verification apparatus for therapeutic purposes capable of measuring internal conditions of a therapy patient and determining necessity of changing a therapy plan, easily and at a relatively low exposure level.. ... Quantum Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170108212

Catalyst for hydrogen combustion, process for producing same, and method for hydrogen combustion

The hydrogen combustion catalyst includes a catalyst metal supported on a carrier made of an inorganic oxide, wherein: a functional group having at least one alkyl group with three or less carbon atoms is bonded to a terminal of a hydroxyl group on the carrier surface by substitution; platinum and palladium are supported as the catalyst metal; and a chlorine content is 300 ppm to 2,000 ppm per 1 mass % of the total supported amount of a supported amount of platinum and a supported amount of palladium. The total supported amount of platinum and palladium is preferably 0.1 to 5.0 mass % based on mass of a whole catalyst. ... Quantum Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170107562

Methods for nucleic acid sequencing

Methods of sequencing molecules based on luminescence lifetimes and/or intensities are provided. In some aspects, methods of sequencing nucleic acids involve determining the luminescence lifetimes, and optionally luminescence intensities, of a series of luminescently labeled nucleotides incorporated during a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.. ... Quantum Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170102897

Sequential access storage and data de-duplication

An example method includes determining a configuration of two or more partitions for a sequential access medium. At least one partition stores data de-duplication data structures while at least one other partition stores a repository of unique data blocks associated with the data structures. ... Quantum Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170099782

Methods and apparatuses for treating agricultural matter

Methods and apparatuses to activate, modify, and sanitize the surfaces of granular, powdered, or seed material placed in a continuous flow of a low-temperature, reduced-pressure gas plasma. Said plasma may be created with radio-frequency power, using capacitive-inductive, or a combination of both types of discharge. ... Quantum Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170098824

Protective coatings for conversion material cathodes

Battery systems using coated conversion materials as the active material in battery cathodes are provided herein. Protective coatings may be an oxide, phosphate, or fluoride, and may be lithiated. ... Quantum Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170094228

Methods and systems for hotspot detection

Methods and systems for monitoring an industrial process are disclosed. Some aspects of the system arrange multiple imaging sensors to image machinery associated with an industrial process. ... Quantum Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170091585

Methods and systems for tank level monitoring and alerting

Methods and systems for tank level management are disclosed. In some aspects, one or more regions of interest are defined within an image acquired from an imaging sensor. ... Quantum Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170084303

Media library including storage media retrieval assembly

A retrieval assembly (22) for moving storage media (16) within a media library (10), the media library (10) including a rack assembly (20) having a first rack (20a) and a spaced apart second rack (20b), comprises a picker system (32), an assembly base (30), a first mover (28a), a second mover (28b), and a control system (26). The picker system (32) selectively engages the storage media (16). ... Quantum Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170084302

Media library including storage media retrieval assembly

A retrieval assembly (22) for moving storage media (16) within a media library (10), the media library (10) including a rack assembly (20) having a first rack (20a) and a spaced apart second rack (20b), comprises a picker system (32), an assembly base (30), a first mover (28a), a second mover (28b), and a control system (26). The picker system (32) selectively engages the storage media (16). ... Quantum Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170083244

Mitigating the impact of a single point of failure in an object store

Example apparatus and methods distribute ranges or erasure codes associated with ranges to reduce or minimize the impact of a single point of failure in an object store. Erasure codes associated with related ranges to be stored in an object store may be accessed and selectively distributed to different storage devices associated with the object store. ... Quantum Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170083241

Dynamically configuring erasure code redundancy and distribution

Example apparatus and methods monitor conditions in a tiered storage system. The conditions monitored may include the availability of different numbers and types of devices including an erasure code based object storage system. ... Quantum Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170080798

Aerodynamic and adjustable efficient back of cab fuel tank housing

A back of cab enclosure which covers vertically mounted fuel tanks and manages airflow wherein laminar airflow is improved and turbulent airflow is decreased.. . ... Quantum Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077328

Composite material for fluorescent quantum dot micro-nano packaging

A composite material for fluorescent quantum dot micro-nano packaging. The composite material comprises fluorescent quantum dots, a mesoporous particle material having a nanometer lattice structure, and a barrier layer, wherein the fluorescent quantum dots are distributed in the mesoporous particle material, and the barrier layer is coated on the outer surface of the mesoporous particle material. ... Quantum Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170075588

Metadata storage in unused portions of a virtual disk file

Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and method for storing metadata to unused portions of a virtual disk file. In a particular embodiment, a method provides selecting a virtual disk file stored on a data storage volume and identifying unused portions of the virtual disk file. ... Quantum Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074843

Thermal ribbon analysis

Thermal ribbon analysis is achieved via various approaches.. . ... Quantum Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170070032

Waveguide structure for mid-ir multiwavelength concatenated distributed-feedback laser with an active core made of cascaded stages

Concatenated distributed feedback lasers having novel waveguides are disclosed. The waveguides allow for coupling of the laser beam between active and passive waveguide structures and improved device design and output efficiency. ... Quantum Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170062873

Lithium stuffed garnet setter plates for solid electrolyte fabrication

Setter plates are fabricated from li-stuffed garnet materials having the same, or substantially similar, compositions as a garnet li-stuffed solid electrolyte. The li-stuffed garnet setter plates, set forth herein, reduce the evaporation of li during a sintering treatment step and/or reduce the loss of li caused by diffusion out of the sintering electrolyte. ... Quantum Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170060740

Adaptive storage management for optimizing multi-tier data storage system

Embodiments provide adaptive storage management for optimizing multitier data storage. A storage manager may interact with storage decision advisors. ... Quantum Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057348

Cooperating tank and rack superstructure

A cooperating rack structure comprising at least two modules affixed to legs and a method of reduced weight vertical storage of fuel tanks for use in motor vehicles wherein the fuel tanks form a cooperating portion of the rack superstructure.. . ... Quantum Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170052235

Birdcage resonator for magnetic resonance

In some aspects, a resonator device for magnetic resonance applications is described. In some examples, the resonator device includes a resonator body that includes a periodic arrangement of cells about a central interior region. ... Quantum Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170047611

Garnet materials for li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. ... Quantum Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170046856

Radiotherapy apparatus and radiotherapy method

A radiotherapy apparatus includes an receiver receiving a first projection image of a calibration object under x-ray imaging; a storing portion storing an ideal projection image of the calibration object, the ideal projection image generated based on design information of an x-ray imaging structure, positional information of the calibration object, and volume data of the calibration object; a calculator calculating a transformation parameter for transforming the first projection image into an ideal projection image; a transformed image generator generating a transformed projection image of the patient by transforming a second projection image of a patient obtained under x-ray imaging with the transformation parameter; a reconstructed image generator generating a reconstructed projection image based on volume data of the patient, positional information of the patient, and the design information; and a matching image generator generating a matching reference image used for matching between the transformed projection image and the reconstructed projection image.. . ... Quantum Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170046352

Heuristic journal reservations

Example apparatus and methods reserve space in a journal using an observation based approach instead of a fixed sized approach or a worst case scenario approach. One example method receives a request to allocate space in a journal to support a file system transaction. ... Quantum Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170044782

A device for lifting and transporting sheet material

A device for lifting and transporting sheet material includes a base portion; wheels on which the base portion is supported; a mast that extends upwardly from the base portion; a boom that extends from a first end outwardly from the mast to a second end; a supporting head that is configured to support sheet material; and a pivot coupling at the second end of the boom. The pivot coupling is arranged to couple the supporting head to the boom, and enable the supporting head to be rotated about a pivot axis between a first position in which sheet material supported by the supporting head is in a generally transverse orientation relative to the boom, and a second position in which the angle between sheet material supported by the supporting head and the boom is reduced.. ... Quantum Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170043184

Moving-body tracking device for radiation therapy, irradiation region determining device for radiation therapy, and radiation therapy device

A radiation therapy apparatus includes a radiation irradiation unit 35, an x-ray imaging unit 36, a ct imaging device 37, a treatment planning device 38, and a controller 10. The controller 10 includes a ct image deformation amount calculation unit 11, a shape calculation unit 12, an irradiation region determining unit 13, an x-ray image deformation amount calculation unit 14, a position calculation unit 15, a template matching unit 16, a comparison unit 17, a correction unit 18, and an image processing unit 19, and by comparing the positions of a treatment target locus in respective breathing phases and the positions of the treatment target locus in corresponding ones of the respective breathing phases identified by the template matching unit 16, identifies the error values between the positions and the positions identified by the template matching unit 16 for each of parameters.. ... Quantum Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170041020

Combined amplitude-time and phase modulation

A method for multi-dimensional modulation of a network protocol including control data and payload data. The method includes encoding a first sine wave with the control data; encoding a second sine wave with the payload data; and summing the first and second sine waves to generate a compound sine wave. ... Quantum Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170037463

Methods and kits for nucleic acid sequencing

Various embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to molecular biological protocols, equipment and reagents for the sequencing of target nucleic acid (dna, rna, cdna, etc) molecules.. . ... Quantum Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170034897

Electrochemical treatment of hydrocarbons

Disclosed are methods and systems of producing plasma from a polar liquid under relatively benign conditions of temperature and pressure, by providing at least one dielectric medium in contact with the polar liquid, such that an interface forms between the liquid and the medium; and creating an electric potential across the interface to produce plasma from the polar liquid inside the dielectric medium. The plasma may be used to convert hydrocarbons into useful products or intermediates.. ... Quantum Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170033806

Adaptive erasure codes

Methods, apparatus, and other embodiments associated with adaptive use of erasure codes for distributed data storage systems are described. One example method includes accessing a message, where the message has a message size, selecting an encoding strategy as a function of the message size, data storage device failure statistics, data storage device wear periods, data storage space constraints, or overhead constraints, and where the encoding strategy includes an erasure code approach, generating an encoded message using the encoding strategy, generating an encoded block, where the encoded block includes the encoded message and metadata associated with the message, and storing the encoded block in the data storage system. ... Quantum Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170022112

Processes and materials for casting and sintering green garnet thin films

Set forth herein are processes and materials for making ceramic thin films by casting ceramic source powders and precursor reactants, binders, and functional additives into unsintered thin films and subsequently sintering the thin films under controlled atmospheres and on specific substrates.. . ... Quantum Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170017650

Document capture using client-based delta encoding with server

When different client devices request the same document, most of content of the response from the server (i.e. The response document from a web server) will be the same. ... Quantum Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170012331

Battery assembly

A battery assembly that includes a plurality of batteries. The battery assembly includes a printed circuit board integrated with plural fuses and resistors. ... Quantum Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170011048

File system with multi-class in situ tiered archiving

Example apparatus and methods provide a file system that stores files in multiple different logical units. The logical units are associated with different classes of devices. ... Quantum Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170005367

Composite electrolytes

Set forth herein are electrolyte compositions that include both organic and inorganic constituent components and which are suitable for use in rechargeable batteries. Also set forth herein are methods and systems for making and using these composite electrolytes.. ... Quantum Corporation








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