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Techniques for estimating compound probability distribution by simulating large empirical samples with scalable parallel…

Sas Institute

Techniques for estimating compound probability distribution by simulating large empirical samples with scalable parallel…

Adaptive fault tracking

Foster Findlay Associates Limited

Adaptive fault tracking

Adaptive fault tracking

Kla-tencor

Reducing algorithmic inaccuracy in scatterometry overlay metrology


Date/App# patent app List of recent Empirical-related patents
08/20/15
20150234956 
 Techniques for compressing a large distributed empirical sample of a compound probability distribution into an approximate parametric distribution with scalable parallel processing patent thumbnailTechniques for compressing a large distributed empirical sample of a compound probability distribution into an approximate parametric distribution with scalable parallel processing
Techniques for estimated compound probability distribution are described. An apparatus may comprise a configuration component, perturbation component, sample generation controller, an aggregation component, a distribution fitting component, and statistics generation component.
Sas Institute Inc.


08/20/15
20150234955 
 Techniques for estimating compound probability distribution by simulating large empirical samples with scalable parallel and distributed processing patent thumbnailTechniques for estimating compound probability distribution by simulating large empirical samples with scalable parallel and distributed processing
Techniques for estimated compound probability distribution are described. An apparatus may comprise a configuration component, perturbation component, sample generation controller, an aggregation component, a distribution fitting component, and statistics generation component.
Sas Institute Inc.


08/20/15
20150234067 
 Adaptive fault tracking patent thumbnailAdaptive fault tracking
A method for adaptively determining one or more faults from geological survey data includes: (a) generating at least one attribute volume comprising a plurality of attributes from said geological survey data; (b) identifying at least one region of interest on a predetermined cross-section of said at least one attribute volume; (c) adding at least one seed to said at least one region of interest; (d) defining at least one representative area in accordance with said region of interest; (e) starting an initial generation of at least one basic geological object by adapting said at least one seed and/or representative area; (f) selectively determining growth confidence levels for any of said at least one basic geological object based on a realistic geological principles, and mapping said at least one basic geological object with colour-coded data of said growth confidence levels; (g) monitoring a visual representation of said at least one basic geological object during said initial generation; (h) selectively stopping said initial generation of said at least one basic geological object; (i) generating at least one optimized geological object through manipulation of at least part of said at least one basic geological object, wherein said at least one basic geological object is generated by applying a mesh propagation algorithm adapted to generate a surface mesh from said at least one seed, and which includes at least on predetermined constraint, including at least one external force, obtained from empirical geological data, and at least one internal force adapted to maintain the surface shape of said surface mesh.. .
Foster Findlay Associates Limited


08/20/15
20150233705 
 Reducing algorithmic inaccuracy in scatterometry overlay metrology patent thumbnailReducing algorithmic inaccuracy in scatterometry overlay metrology
Methods and systems for minimizing of algorithmic inaccuracy in scatterometry overlay (scol) metrology are provided. Scol targets are designed to limit the number of oscillation frequencies in a functional dependency of a resulting scol signal on the offset and to reduce the effect of higher mode oscillation frequencies.
Kla-tencor Corporation


08/13/15
20150226807 
 Determination of nominal cell resistance for real-time estimation of state-of-charge in lithium batteries patent thumbnailDetermination of nominal cell resistance for real-time estimation of state-of-charge in lithium batteries
A functional relation relationship has been established between soc, nominal resistance (rnom) and average applied load (pavg), such that a function f(rnom, pavg)=soc can be determined empirically. Load can be described using either average power or average current.
Seeo, Inc


08/06/15
20150221772 
 Molecular precursor compounds for abizo zinc-group 13 mixed oxide materials patent thumbnailMolecular precursor compounds for abizo zinc-group 13 mixed oxide materials
Molecular precursor compounds, processes and compositions for making zn-group 13 mixed oxide materials including abizo, aizo and bizo, by providing inks comprising a molecular precursor compound having the empirical formula alainbbdzn(oror)3(a+b+d)+2, and printing or depositing an ink in a film on a substrate. The printed or deposited film can be treated to convert the molecular precursor compounds to a material..
Precursor Energetics, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221771 
 Molecular precursor compounds for abgzo zinc-group 13 mixed oxide materials patent thumbnailMolecular precursor compounds for abgzo zinc-group 13 mixed oxide materials
Molecular precursor compounds, processes and compositions for making zn-group 13 mixed oxide materials including abgzo, agzo and bgzo by providing inks comprising a molecular precursor compound having the empirical formula alagacbdzn(oror)3(a+c+d)+2, and printing or depositing an ink as a film on a substrate. The printed or deposited film can be treated to convert the molecular precursor compounds to a material..
Precursor Energetics, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221506 
 Molecular precursor compounds for abigzo zinc-group 13 mixed oxide materials patent thumbnailMolecular precursor compounds for abigzo zinc-group 13 mixed oxide materials
Molecular precursor compounds, processes and compositions for making zn-group 13 mixed oxide materials including abigzo, aigzo and baizo, by providing inks comprising a molecular precursor compound having the empirical formula alainbgacbdzn(oror)3(a+b+c+d)−2, and printing or depositing an ink on a substrate. The printed or deposited film can be treated to convert the molecular precursor compounds to a material..
Precursor Energetics, Inc.


08/06/15
20150219613 
 Determining oil viscosity based on biodegradation patent thumbnailDetermining oil viscosity based on biodegradation
Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for determining oil viscosity based on biodegradation are described. A chemical signature of oil obtained from a subterranean zone is received.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc


08/06/15
20150218400 
 Molecular precursor compounds for indium gallium zinc oxide materials patent thumbnailMolecular precursor compounds for indium gallium zinc oxide materials
Molecular precursor compounds, compositions, inks and processes for making igzo materials. Inks made from molecular precursor compounds having the empirical formula inbgaczn(oror)3(b+c)+2 can be printed or deposited on a substrate.
Precursor Energetics, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212088 

Compositions and methods for detecting and treating colorectal cancer


The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detecting, treating, and empirically investigating the interaction between a subject's immune system and cancer stem cells. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for using il-22 cytokine signaling and/or downstream targets of il-22 cytokine signaling (e.g., stat3, dot1l, suz12, eed) in the diagnosis, treatment, and empirical investigation of cancers characterized with cancer stem cells activated through il-22 cytokine signaling..
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


07/23/15
20150206727 

Method and underdetermined blind separation of correlated pure components from nonlinear mixture mass spectra


The present invention relates to a computer-implemented method and apparatus for data processing for the purpose of blind separation of nonnegative correlated pure components from smaller number of nonlinear mixtures of mass spectra. More specific, the invention relates to preprocessing of recorded matrix of mixtures spectra by robust principal component analysis, trimmed thresholding, hard thresholding and soft thresholding; empirical kernel map-based nonlinear mappings of preprocessed matrix of mixtures mass spectra into reproducible kernel hilbert space and linear sparseness and nonnegativity constrained factorization of mapped matrices therein.
Rudjer Boskovic Institute


07/23/15
20150205296 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/23/15
20150205295 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/23/15
20150205293 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/23/15
20150205292 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/23/15
20150205291 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/23/15
20150205290 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/23/15
20150205289 

Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools


A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.. .
Omax Corporation


07/16/15
20150199914 

Evidence-based, neuro-cognitive testing methodology, protocols and systems


The present disclosure relates to evidenced-based neuro-cognitive testing methodologies and systems. The present disclosure provides for a protocol and testing service.

07/09/15
20150193947 

System and method to generate high dynamic range images with reduced ghosting and motion blur


Methods, devices, and computer program products for generating high dynamic range images with reduced ghosting and motion blur are disclosed herein. In some aspects, methods of detecting areas of motion blur in an image are disclosed.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/09/15
20150193713 

Short- to long-term temperature forecasting system for the production, management and sale of energy resources


A method is described for the weather-climatic temperature forecasting, from short to long term, comprising the phases of acquiring meteorological parameters of a large-scale (sg) geographical area having a pre-determined amplitude; decomposing the large-scale geographical area (sg) into a base area and a regional area (sr); determining the temperature close to the surface of the base area, starting from the parameters available on the large-scale geographical area (sg), using an empirical-statistical model (statistical down-scaling); determining the tendencies of the meteorological parameters in the regional area (sr), starting from the meteorological parameters available on the large-scale geographical area (sg), using a dynamic numerical model (dynamic down-scaling); performing the combination (ensemble down-scaling), through an applicative model, of the empirical-statistical model (statistical down-scaling) and the dynamic numerical model (dynamic down-scaling) to obtain in continuous, from short term to seasonal term, the temperature forecast close to the surface. The applicative model adds a statistical scaling of the data for temperatures close to the surface which are therefore re-assimilated in the regional area (sr) as new temperature values close to the physical boundary of the regional area (sr), introducing, during the dynamic down-scaling phase, a range of pseudo-observations, which properly act on the regional area (sr).
Eni S.p.a.


07/09/15
20150193376 

Method of multi-scales intrinsic entropy analysis


This invention discloses a multi-scales intrinsic entropy analysis method that can quantify the entropies on difference time scales for a complex time series. The implementation of the method decomposes a complex time series into a plurality of intrinsic mode functions by a nonlinear signal processing algorithm, such as the method of empirical mode decomposition.
National Central University


07/09/15
20150192936 

Datacenter and cooling control fault-tolerance using compute resources


Management of infrastructure devices is performed by computing devices that are associated with the processing being provided by the data center, such as chassis managers. A master is first selected through polling or consensus algorithms, and then subsequently the master is endowed with the authority to manage infrastructure devices and generate the control output to such infrastructure devices.
Microsoft Corporation


06/25/15
20150180889 

Using new edges for anomaly detection in computer networks


Creation of new edges in a network may be used as an indication of a potential attack on the network. Historical data of a frequency with which nodes in a network create and receive new edges may be analyzed.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc


06/25/15
20150176398 

Method for determining change of properties in a near-borehole zone of a formation due to invasion of a drilling mud


A core sample is taken from a wall of a borehole and at least one core fragment is cut from the core sample. The irradiation of the core fragments is carried out with longitudinal acoustic waves and a propagation velocity of the longitudinal acoustic waves in each of the core fragments is measured.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


06/18/15
20150168596 

Inflow performance relationship for horizontal wells producing oil from multi-layered heterogeneous solution gas-drive reservoirs


Reservoir heterogeneity is included in the simulation model by incorporating a semi-variogram function. Finally, a new single empirical ipr model is obtained for horizontal wells producing oil from heterogeneous solution gas drive reservoirs suitable for systems with different reservoir permeability.

06/18/15
20150168286 

Method for determining changes in parameters of a porous medium subjected to a contaminant


A source and a receiver of acoustic waves are placed on opposite surfaces of a porous medium sample. A first irradiation of at least one part of the sample with longitudinal acoustic waves is carried out.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


06/18/15
20150164413 

Method of creating anesthetic consciousness index with artificial neural network


A method of creating an anesthetic consciousness index with an artificial neural network includes, obtaining physiological signals, including electroencephalographic signals and eye movement signals, from subjects during a physiological signal monitoring process; filtering noise out of the physiological signals by empirical mode decomposition (emd); calculating sample entropy values of the noise-removed physiological signals; obtaining sample entropy value sets of the physiological signals; repeating the aforesaid steps to effectuate measurement, noise-filtering, and sample entropy value calculation of the subjects' physiological signals and thus obtain a sample entropy value set; and applying an artificial neural network in conducting regression analysis of the sample entropy value set and a set of levels of consciousness measured with a physiological signal monitor during the physiological signal monitoring process, thereby creating the anesthetic consciousness index model for evaluating the level of consciousness of an anesthetized patient during the physiological signal monitoring process.. .
National Chung Shan Institute Of Science And Technology


06/11/15
20150162092 

Memory device with defined programming transaction time


This disclosure provides a method of accurately determining expected transaction times associated with flash memory subdivisions, such as devices, blocks or pages. By performing a test transaction to program each bit of each such unit, the maximum expected programming time of each unit may be determined in advance and used for scheduling purposes.
Rambus Inc.


06/11/15
20150160368 

Anisotropy parameter estimation


A method and apparatus for estimating a rock physics model anisotropic parameter for a geological subsurface. A volume fraction of dry clay minerals present in the geological subsurface is determined.
Statoil Petroleum As


06/11/15
20150160079 

Fast responsive personalized thermometer


The processor may also empirically calculate a bias value as a function of the peak value of q vs. Ts.

06/11/15
20150157795 

Balanced physiological monitoring and treatment system


A system and method for providing balanced, automated regulation of a patient's physiological condition by monitoring at least one physiological parameter and, optionally, monitoring and controlling additional physiological parameters, is disclosed. The system includes a physiological parameter monitor, an intelligent control device and a multi-channel delivery device for providing controlled intravenous delivery of at least two medications that affect the physiological condition being controlled.

06/04/15
20150154348 

Method and analyzing genetic data


A method and apparatus for analyzing genetic data of a subject generates a plurality of bootstrap data sets having binary response variables related to a specific response from the genetic data; determines a first bootstrap data set that represents the bootstrap data sets, based on distributions of the binary response variables; generates permutation null distributions by permutating the first bootstrap data set p (where p is a natural number) times; and calculates an empirical power of the bootstrap data sets by testing respective levels of significance of the bootstrap data sets based on the permutation null distributions.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150150128 

Method and intercepting or cleaning-up plugins


The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for intercepting or cleaning-up plugins. The methods may include: obtaining performance attributes of a plugin; determining if the plugin meets a performance criterion based on the obtained performance attributes and empirical data; and intercepting or cleaning-up the plugin if the plugin does not meet the performance criterion.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


05/28/15
20150148506 

System and rapid transitioning of polyolefin processes from one product to another


A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer and an empirical model.
Ineos Usa, Llc


05/28/15
20150147234 

System and rapid transitioning of polyolefin processes from one product to another


A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer and an empirical model.
Ineos Usa, Llc


05/28/15
20150146550 

Method of and system for optimizing an empirical propagation prediction model in a mobile communications network


A propagation prediction model having adjustable parameters is optimized in a mobile communications network, by subdividing a service area into a plurality of map tiles, predicting a tile reliability from the model for each map tile, averaging the predicted tile reliability from all the map tiles to obtain a predicted average service area reliability, measuring a service area reliability for all the map tiles to obtain a measured service area reliability, comparing the predicted average service area reliability with the predicted average service area reliability, and adjusting the parameters of the model when the measured service area reliability differs from the predicted average service area reliability by a predetermined amount.. .
Motorola Solutions, Inc


05/21/15
20150143019 

Inexpensive solid-state storage through write throttling


Many of the benefits of solid-state-based storage devices can be obtained, while minimizing the costs associated therewith, by write-throttling solid-state storage media in accordance with empirically derived capabilities. Untested solid-state storage media can be obtained inexpensively due to the lack of waste that is otherwise been inherent in the testing and subsequent discarding of solid-state storage media whose capabilities do not meet stringent manufacturer standards.
Microsoft Corporation


05/21/15
20150141257 

Sequence capture method using specialized capture probes (heatseq)


The present invention is a novel protocol for the massively parallel production of improved mips. The molecular improvements to the mip cover the manufacturing of the probes, the workflow, the addition of unique sequence elements which connote sample specificity, and a sequence tag which uniquely identifies a specific molecule present in the initial sample population.
Roche Nimblegen, Inc.


05/21/15
20150140938 

Method for selecting state of a reconfigurable antenna in a communication system via machine learning


A method for selecting the state of a reconfigurable antenna installed at either the receiver or transmitter of a communication system is provided. The proposed method uses online learning algorithm based on the theory of multi-armed bandit to perform antenna state selection.
Drexel University


05/07/15
20150127278 

Method and device for ascertaining required charging time


A method and a device are provided for ascertaining the time required to fully charging a battery of the device. The device ascertains the type of power supply being used when charging the device by ascertaining the time required to fully charge the device based on a historical charging speed and an empirical charging speed corresponding to the power supply's type.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


04/30/15
20150120689 

Empirically determined search query replacement


Systems and methods for automatically generating replacement query terms that offer improved search efficiency. Recommended search query terms are generated based on statistic information derived from empirical data recording prior search sessions with respect to searching on a search engine.
Kobo Incorporated


04/30/15
20150119661 

Method and selecting wavelengths for optical measurements of a property of a molecular analyte


A system and optimization algorithm for determining the preferred operational wavelengths of a device configured for measurement of molecular analytes in a sample. Operational wavelengths are determined by solving a system of equations linking empirically defined functions representative of these analytes, spectrally dependent coefficients corresponding to these analytes, path lengths traversed by waves probing the analytes at wavelengths corresponding to the absorption level described by the functions representative of these analytes, and, optionally, a cost-function taking into account at least one of spectral separation between the operational wavelengths, manufacturability of wave source(s) producing wave(s) at operational wavelength(s), and the noise factor associated with the operation of such wave source(s)..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research


04/30/15
20150118014 

Setting gas turbine firing to maintain metal surface temperatures


The systems, methods, and computer-readable media set a gas turbine firing temperature to maintain gas turbine metal surface temperatures. In certain embodiments, a method of setting a gas turbine firing temperature is disclosed that may comprise determining a critical temperature at which ash from ash bearing fuels becomes unremovable by conventional water wash procedures, determining hot gas path component metal surface temperatures, and adjusting the gas turbine firing temperature to maintain the metal surface temperatures below the critical temperature.
General Electric Company


04/30/15
20150114108 

Method and measuring metal portion in dross


An apparatus for determination of the portion of pure metal in dross from a dross source, whereby the metal portion in the dross is determined by measuring the dross density and calculating the metal portion in accordance with the formula m% =k·ρ+a, wherein m% is percentage pure metal, p is dross density and k and a are empirical constants. The apparatus includes a closed container configured to supply and remove gas, and for reading the temperature and amount of gas supplied to the container..
Alu Innovation As


04/16/15
20150106100 

Efficient empirical computation and utilization of acoustic confusability


Efficient empirical determination, computation, and use of an acoustic confusability measure comprises: (1) an empirically derived acoustic confusability measure, comprising a means for determining the acoustic confusability between any two textual phrases in a given language, where the measure of acoustic confusability is empirically derived from examples of the application of a specific speech recognition technology, where the procedure does not require access to the internal computational models of the speech recognition technology, and does not depend upon any particular internal structure or modeling technique, and where the procedure is based upon iterative improvement from an initial estimate; (2) techniques for efficient computation of empirically derived acoustic confusability measure, comprising means for efficient application of an acoustic confusability score, allowing practical application to very large-scale problems; and (3) a method for using acoustic confusability measures to make principled choices about which specific phrases to make recognizable by a speech recognition application.. .
Promptu Systems Corporation


04/16/15
20150104802 

Systems and methods for developing quantifiable material standards for feedstocks and products used in additive manufactruing processes


Methods and systems for enabling additive manufacturing feedstock materials to communicate with supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) systems by way of molecular markers. Markers can be dna encoded with information or other small molecules that emit a biochemical, chemical, fluorescent, or conductive signal; markers also include additives that transmit empirical data about resistivity, density, weight, volumetric information or other properties of the 3d printed object.

04/09/15
20150100940 

System and prioritizing and remediating defect risk in source code


Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for identifying and remediating risky source files. An example system configured to practice the method can gather data describing each file in a source code repository, and generate, using a weighted algorithm based on empirical relationships between the data and customer-found defects, a risk score for each file in the source code repository, wherein the weighted algorithm prioritizes factors based on predictiveness of defects.
Avaya Inc.


04/09/15
20150098637 

Feature intensity reconstruction of biological probe array


The invention provides methods and systems for reconstructing feature intensities from pixel level data. In certain embodiments, the invention uses an empirically determined transfer function to construct a theoretical estimate of pixel level data and then iteratively updates feature intensities based on a minimum multiplicative error between the pixel level data and the theoretical estimate of the pixel level data..
Affymetrix, Inc.


04/02/15
20150095606 

System and predicting memory performance


A method, computer program product, and computing system for defining an optimal execution time (t) for a concurrent memory operation to be performed on a transactional memory system. An abort probability (p) is associated with the optimal execution time (t) based, at least in part, upon a probability curve.
Emc Corporation


04/02/15
20150094988 

Non-intrusive sensor system


A non-intrusive sensor system includes an array of sensors disposed in a process to measure various input process phenomena and a logic unit that analyses the sensor measurements using an empirical model to produce an estimate of a further process phenomenon not measured directly by any of the array of sensors. The sensors within the array of sensors may be non-intrusive sensors that measure input process phenomena in an intrusive or non-intrusive manner but are non-intrusive with respect to the output process phenomenon as none of these sensors comes into direct contact with the process fluid or process element exhibiting the output process phenomenon.
Rosemount, Inc.


04/02/15
20150091721 

Signal level monitoring system that minimizes false alarms


A system for monitoring signal level of a signal in a communications network, comprising a monitor that includes (i) a receiver to receive the signal from the network, (ii) a detector for detecting signal level values of the signal, and (iii) a sensor for sensing temperatures at the monitoring point in association with the signal level values. The system further comprises (i) means for evaluating the signal level values relative to an alarm reference, (ii) means for issuing alarms based on an alarm criterion defined in terms of the signal level values and the alarm reference, (iii) means for deriving an empirical relationship between signal level and temperature from the signal level values and temperatures, and (iv) means for adjusting the alarm criterion in accordance with the empirical relationship, such that temperature-dependent variations of signal level are substantially accounted for in issuing alarms..

03/19/15
20150081594 

Commercial investment analysis


A technique for performing commercial venture analysis involves establishing an empirically-derived structure and evaluating companies using analytical techniques within that structure. The technique may involve defining jobs, or goals a customer is attempting to reach, with dozens or even hundreds of outcomes.
Strategyn Holdings, Llc


03/19/15
20150081237 

Data driven/physical hybrid model for soc determination in lithium batteries


A hybrid model to determine state-of-charge for lithium batteries includes both a physical model and an empirical or data-driven model. The physical model is an electrochemical model, based on the battery materials properties and structure and describes dynamic electrochemical reactions.
Seeo, Inc


03/19/15
20150077738 

Co-located porosity and caliper measurement for membranes and other web products


Dual mounting head scanners measure the thickness of flexible moving porous webs and employ an air clamp on the operative surface of the lower head to maintain the web in physical contact with a measurement surface. As the web is held firmly by the clamp, the vacuum level that is established is indicative of the porosity of the membrane.
Honeywell Asca Inc.


03/19/15
20150077263 

Method and system for condition monitoring of a group of plants


A system for monitoring machinery and systems in a process plant using a local monitoring and diagnostic system, the system including a plant database configured to store rule sets including at least one rule expressed as at least one of a physics-based model, a data-driven model, and a empirical model of a plant component and a relational expression of a real-time data output relative to a real-time data input, and a server grade computer configured to receive plant component data from a plant unit control panel, generate virtual sensor outputs using the at least one model associated with the plant component, transmit the plant component data and generated virtual sensor outputs to the plant database for storing and to a data visualization system for generating analytical graphics, determine using the at least one model rule set, an operating or performance condition of the plant component in near real-time.. .
Nuovo Pignone Srl


03/12/15
20150073950 

Auditing rules optimizer


Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining when to audit a transaction. An auditing rules optimizer system receives data relating to a transaction conducted by a first business entity that includes a travel product provided by a second business entity.
Amadeus S.a.s.


03/12/15
20150071388 

Estimating doppler shift using predefined autocorrelation vectors


A method includes holding in a memory of a communication terminal multiple predefined vectors, each including signal autocorrelation values computed for a respective doppler shift. A signal is received, and empirical autocorrelation values are calculated for the received signal.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


03/05/15
20150066816 

Business process behavior conformance checking and diagnostic method and system based on theoretical and empirical process models built using probabilistic models and fuzzy logic


The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for checking the conformance of a process behavior against a theoretical process model, and for further providing a detailed diagnostic regarding the process behavior's expectedness and frequency. The provision of this detailed diagnostic includes discovering the empirical models generated by the system's business processes, and matching the defined process model to its corresponding empirical model..
Xerox Corporation


03/05/15
20150066597 

Profit-based layout determination for webpage implementation


Systems and methods for automatic generation and efficient exploration of a large number of webpage layouts to discover a layout with superior empirical performance. A set of variants are displayed to visitors in accordance with a display probability distribution.
Kobo Incorporated


03/05/15
20150066427 

Calibrated hardware sensors for estimating real-world distances


In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided for assisting a user in determining a real-world distance. Hardware-based sensors (e.g., present in a mobile electronic device) may allow for a fast low-power determination of distances.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/05/15
20150066390 

Error measuring gear


An error measuring method of gear includes: performing the single gear flank testing to the gear pair in order to produce a testing signal graph; the operation unit decomposing the testing signal graph by empirical mode decomposition (emd) to generate a plurality of intrinsic-mode-function graphs (imfs), the intrinsic-mode-function graph (imf) having a first function graph with a first range and a second function graph with a second range, the first range is greater than the second range; the operation unit selecting a plurality of third function graph from the intrinsic-mode-function graphs (imfs), wherein the third range is greater than the second range but not greater than the first range; the operation unit combining the third function graphs to produce a graph of superposing function; the operation unit computing out a plurality of single pitch error, a plurality of adjacent pitch error and an accumulated pitch error.. .
National Central University


02/19/15
20150051025 

Roundball


Roundball is a sports event that is based on the same primitive activity that forms the basis of three other games, namely, basketball, 21st century challenge america basketball game, and method for playing a basketball-type game. The latter two are patented.

02/19/15
20150050118 

Rapid thermal processing chamber with micro-positioning system


Methods and apparatus for rapid thermal processing of a planar substrate including axially aligning the substrate with a substrate support or with an empirically determined position are described. The methods and apparatus include a sensor system that determines the relative orientations of the substrate and the substrate support..
Applied Materials, Inc.


02/12/15
20150045582 

Process for making ethylene and acetic acid


A process comprising catalytically converting ethane to ethylene and acetic acid in the presence of oxygen at a temperature of 450° c. Or less in the gas phase wherein the catalyst has the empirical formula movanbbteczdon..
Rohm And Haas Company


02/12/15
20150044977 

Method and wireless communication device for using an antenna as a sensor device in guiding selection of optimized tuning networks


A method and system performs antenna tuning using detected changes in antenna self-capacitance in a wireless communication device. A modem detects changes in antenna self-capacitance by utilizing multiple antenna elements.
Motorola Mobility Llc


02/05/15
20150039280 

Method and system for empirical modeling of time-varying, parameter-varying, and nonlinear systems via iterative linear subspace computation


Methods and systems for estimating differential or difference equations that can govern a nonlinear, time-varying and parameter-varying dynamic process or system. The methods and systems for estimating the equations may be based upon estimations of observed outputs and, when desired, input data for the equations.
Adaptics, Inc.


02/05/15
20150037150 

Method and device for pneumatically driving a turbocharger rotor in a balancing machine


Disclosed is a method in which the propulsive power of a drive nozzle (2) is controlled by means of a programmable logic control device (24) having an adjustable internal controller (25) in dependence upon the rotational frequency of a turbocharger rotor (1) detected by a speed sensor (26). Parameters necessary for control are determined empirically in a tuning run which includes tuning the controller (25) to a proportional control action with high gain kp and inputting the nominal balancing speed as target value for the controller (25), monitoring and comparing the actual speed with the target value.
Schenck Rotec Gmbh


02/05/15
20150034311 

Apparatus and concentric cement bonding operations before and after cementation


Method and apparatus for deploying at least one repeatable signal to empirically measure cement bonding before and after operating a tool string assembly comprising a selectively arrangeable tool assembly of a downhole drive tool usable for operating a downhole placement tool with shaft and axial displacement member extendable and retractable therefrom to radially deploy and operate at least one conduit and downhole coupling tool for placing cement and at least one inner conduit proximally concentrically within a surrounding bore, wherein said drive coupling tool is further usable for transmitting or receiving, through a conductance well element into a memory tool, to measure cement bonding about said surrounding bore before and after concentrically cleaning and coupling cement to at least one conduit and surrounding bore.. .

01/29/15
20150030234 

Adaptive multi-dimensional data decomposition


A method of decomposing an image or video into a plurality of components. The method comprises: obtaining (10) an intensity signal of the image or video; and decomposing (30) the intensity signal into a component representing the three-dimensional structure shape of one or more objects in the scene and at least one other component.
Technische Universiteit Delft


01/22/15
20150025903 

"indima apparatus" system, method and computer program product for individualized and collaborative health care


A system and method for ‘individualized life management’ focusing on individualized and collaborative health care involving a plurality of individuals, using groups of state parameters for defining a state of each individual, and using groups of action parameters for defining ‘treatment options’ and/or ‘behavior options’ targeted at an individual. The system includes a data processor for processing input data, which are based on the groups of state parameters, into output data, which are the basis for the groups of action parameters, using defined relationships/assignments between groups of state parameters and groups of action parameters.

01/22/15
20150021360 

Dispenser for liquids


Fixed-volumes of liquid are measured and dispensed from a container by empirically determining the liquid surface height and opening a dispensing valve for a time period that is calculated using a volume of liquid specified to be dispensed and the empirically-determined liquid surface height. The liquid surface height in the container is determined empirically for initial and subsequent volumes of liquid that are dispensed.
Prince Castle Llc


01/15/15
20150017616 

Empirical expert determination and question routing system and method


The system collects location tracking data about each user and analyzes the location tracking data to determine the level of expertise a user has for a specific venue/event or a specific geographic region at a particular scale on a map. The system receives questions about a specific venue/event or about a category of venue/event in a specific geographic region at a particular scale on a map and routes those questions in real time to one or more experts for the specific venue/event or the category of venue/event in the specific geographic region.
Airbnb, Inc


01/08/15
20150012412 

System and generating real-time indicators in a trading list or portfolio


A trading platform computer system for detecting an abnormal trading condition of a security uses real-time and estimated values of one or more variables associated with the condition of the security to generate one or more analytic metrics that are compared to empirical distributions based on one or more peer groups for the security. An indicator can then be displayed to a trader as an indication of the abnormal condition..
Itg Software Solutions, Inc.


01/08/15
20150012355 

Method of advertising by user psychosocial profiling


Profiling based advertising and commerce systems are provided herein. The system statistically analyzes user activity data of social network users and normalizes the statistical data with respect to specified user populations.
Sensegon Technologies Ltd.


01/01/15
20150007064 

Automatic generation of a webpage layout with high empirical performance


Systems and methods for automatic generation and efficient exploration of a large number of webpage layouts to discover a layout with superior empirical performance. A set of variants can be automatically generated based on a baseline webpage layout by incremental modification.
Kobo Incorporated


01/01/15
20150006941 

Method and apparatus of non-linear compensation of power monitoring for power supply units


A power monitor is used to estimate the amount of input power that is supplied to a power supply. The power monitor is protected by an emi filter within the power supply.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


01/01/15
20150005523 

Methods of forming single source precursors, methods of forming polymeric single source precursors, and single source precursors formed by such methods


Methods of forming single source precursors (ssps) include forming intermediate products having the empirical formula ½{l2n(μ-x)2m′x2}2, and reacting mer with the intermediate products to form ssps of the formula l2n(μ-er)2m′(er)2, wherein l is a lewis base, m is a group ia atom, n is a group ib atom, m′ is a group iiib atom, each e is a group vib atom, each x is a group viia atom or a nitrate group, and each r group is an alkyl, aryl, vinyl, (per)fluoro alkyl, (per)fluoro aryl, silane, or carbamato group. Methods of forming polymeric or copolymeric ssps include reacting at least one of he1r1e1h and mer with one or more substances having the empirical formula l2n(μ-er)2m′(er)2 or l2n(μ-x)2m′(x)2 to form a polymeric or copolymeric ssp.
Battelle Energy Alliance, Llc


01/01/15
20150005462 

System and rapid transitioning of polyolefin processes from one product to another


A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a steady-state control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer, an online analyzer and an empirical model.
Ineos Usa, Llc


01/01/15
20150002105 

Apparatus and accurate energy device state-of-charge (soc) monitoring and control using real-time state-of-health (soh) data


A device and associated testing method for empirically determining the state-of-charge of an electrochemical energy device, comprising: applying electrical excitations to the energy device at a predetermined electrical excitation frequency ωe; applying mechanical excitations to the energy device at a predetermined mechanical excitation frequency ωm; measuring an electrically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωe) between voltage (v) and current (i) within the energy device from applying the electrical excitations; measuring a mechanically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωm) between voltage (v) and current (i) within the energy device from applying the mechanical excitations; and deducing the empirical real-time state-of-health of the energy device by comparing the electrically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωe) with the mechanically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωm); and using the deduced state of health to determine the state of charge.. .

01/01/15
20150000793 

Non-oriented electrical steel sheet and manufacturing the same


Disclosed are a non-oriented electrical steel sheet and a method of manufacturing the same. The non-oriented electrical steel sheet of the present invention includes 0.005 wt % or less of c, 1.0-4.0 wt % of si, 0.1-0.8 wt % of al, 0.01-0.1 wt % of mn, 0.02-0.3 wt % of p, 0.005 wt % or less of n.
Posco


12/25/14
20140376259 

Red phosphor, white light emitting device, display apparatus and illumination apparatus


A red phosphor includes a nitride represented by an empirical formula of sr1−x−ybaxeuyalsi4n7. A composition ratio (x) of barium (ba) satisfies 0<x≦0.3 and a composition ratio (y) of europium (eu) satisfies 0<y≦0.1..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


12/18/14
20140372479 

Music searching methods based on human perception


A method for characterizing a musical recording as a set of scalar descriptors, each of which is based on human perception. A group of people listens to a large number of musical recordings and assigns to each one many scalar values, each value describing a characteristic of the music as judged by the human listeners.
Gracenote, Inc.


12/18/14
20140371554 

Method for improved oxygen saturation estimation in the presence of noise


The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to devices, systems, and methods for estimating a physiological parameter in the presence of noise. For example, the disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to devices, systems, and methods for assessing (e.g., estimating, measuring, calculating) oxygen saturation (spo2).
Covidien Lp


12/18/14
20140369581 

Iterative reconstruction in image formation


The use of the channelized preconditioners in iterative reconstruction is disclosed. In certain embodiments, different channels correspond to different frequency sub-bands and the output of the different channels can be combined to update an image estimate used in the iterative reconstruction process.
General Electric Company


12/11/14
20140360250 

Gas exchange system flow configuration with thermally insulated sample chamber


System flow path, designs that minimize the impact of gas diffusion sources and sinks. By reducing the magnitude of parasitic sources and sinks, lower rates of photosynthesis and transpiration can be more accurately measured, e.g., without the need for extensive empirical compensation.

12/04/14
20140356966 

Method and detection of biological conditions


A system and method for analysis of fluids, particularly bodily fluids such as saliva, uses an active, electrically-driven substrate for supporting an amalgamate of fluid and nanoparticles selected to adhere to one or more proteins. The nanoparticles affect light that is directed on or through the amalgamate.

12/04/14
20140356122 

System and controlling ice formation on gas turbine inlet guide vanes


Gas turbine inlet guide vane ice detection and control systems and methods that utilize active infra-red monitoring of inlet guide vanes, detection of ice formation on the guide vanes and elimination of the ice by altering properties of the gas turbine inlet intake airflow, such as by introducing compressed and/or heated air bled from the turbine. Ice has lower detectable emissivity intensity in the infra-red spectrum than ice-free inlet guide vane surfaces.

12/04/14
20140354213 

Intelligent independent battery management system and method


According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a method for monitoring a battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes a plurality of modules and a pack controller, and each module includes a corresponding module controller.

11/27/14
20140350376 

Device for in-vivo determination of eye moisture


A medical diagnostic device and method, the device including: (a) an alternating current source, adapted to produce an alternating current; (b) an electrode arrangement having at least first and second electrodes, separated by an electrically insulating region, the arrangement having an at least semi-rigid region that fixes the electrodes in a spaced-apart manner, the arrangement adapted to contact the soft tissue on the inner surface of the eyelid; and (c) a processor, associated with the electrode arrangement, said electrodes electrically connected to the alternating current source; wherein, when the electrode arrangement is provided with the alternating current, and is disposed against the soft tissue, the soft tissue electrically bridges between the electrodes to form an electrical circuit, wherein an electrical signal is produced by the alternating current electrically passing between the electrodes via the soft tissue; wherein the processor is adapted to receive in-vivo based electrical information originating from the electrical signal, via the circuit, and to produce an output relating to, or derived from, the moisture parameter, based on the in-vivo electrical information; and wherein the processor is designed and configured to compute the moisture parameter in the soft tissue, at least partially based on the in-vivo electrical information, and based on an empirical correlation between the in-vivo electrical information and the moisture parameter.. .



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