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Method and apparatus for detection of biological conditions

Method and apparatus for detection of biological conditions

System and method for controlling ice formation on gas turbine inlet guide vanes

System and method for controlling ice formation on gas turbine inlet guide vanes

System and method for controlling ice formation on gas turbine inlet guide vanes

Intelligent independent battery management system and method

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12/11/14
20140360250
 Gas exchange system flow configuration with thermally insulated sample chamber patent thumbnailGas 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 apparatus for detection of biological conditions patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for 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 method for controlling ice formation on gas turbine inlet guide vanes patent thumbnailSystem and method for 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 patent thumbnailIntelligent 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 patent thumbnailDevice 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.. .
11/27/14
20140348587
 System and method for determining a state of compaction patent thumbnailSystem and method for determining a state of compaction
A system for determining a state of compaction of a work material includes a compactor and a compaction sensor system. A controller is configured to determine an empirical state of compaction of the work material based upon signals from the compaction sensor system and the characteristics of a machine associated with the compaction sensor system..
11/20/14
20140342843
 Shaft fitting system patent thumbnailShaft fitting system
A method of selecting a preferred golf shaft for a player who uses an existing golf shaft, according to one or more aspects of the present invention, may comprise gathering a plurality of empirical data sets, each data set corresponding to an individual golf shaft selected from a plurality of golf shafts; providing a plurality of specification codes, each associated with an individual empirical data set of the plurality of empirical data sets; from the plurality of specification codes, identifying a first specification code associated with the existing golf shaft; gathering feedback associated with the existing golf shaft from the player; and using the feedback to select, from the plurality of specification codes, a second specification code corresponding to the preferred golf shaft.. .
11/13/14
20140337001
 System and method for simulating multiple bacnet devices and objects patent thumbnailSystem and method for simulating multiple bacnet devices and objects
A method for configuring a semi-empirical or an empirical computer simulation model of a building automation and control (bac) system. The method can include a computer processor reading from a non-transitory computer-readable memory a configuration data of a building automation and control network (bacnet) device, wherein the configuration data includes a property value of the bacnet device.
11/13/14
20140336221
 Antibiotic and anti-parasitic agents that modulate class ii fructose 1, 6-bisphosphate aldolase patent thumbnailAntibiotic and anti-parasitic agents that modulate class ii fructose 1, 6-bisphosphate aldolase
This invention provides a family of compounds that inhibit class ii fructose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase (fba), which is implicated in the pathogenic activity of a broad range of bacterial and parasitic agents. The compounds were identified by empirical testing, and provide a basis for further derivatization and optimization of 8-hydroxyquinoline-2-carboxylic acid and related compounds.
11/13/14
20140333317
 Battery state estimator combining electrochemical solid-state concentration model with empirical equivalent-circuit model patent thumbnailBattery state estimator combining electrochemical solid-state concentration model with empirical equivalent-circuit model
A battery state estimator which combines an electrochemical solid-state concentration model with an empirical equivalent-circuit model. The battery state estimator uses a reduced-order physics-based electrochemical solid-state concentration model to calculate open circuit voltage of a battery cell, and uses the calculated open circuit voltage in an equivalent-circuit model to evaluate a diffusion voltage drop and other battery cell parameters.
11/06/14
20140330536
Techniques to simulate statistical tests
Techniques to simulate statistical tests are described. An apparatus may comprise a simulated data component to generate simulated data for a statistical test, where statistics of the statistical test are based on parameter vectors to follow a probability distribution, a statistic simulator component to generate statistics for the parameter vectors from the simulated data, each parameter vector represented with a single point in a grid of points, the statistic simulation component to distribute portions of the simulated data or simulated statistics across multiple nodes of a distributed computing system in accordance with a column-wise or column-wise-by-group distribution algorithm, and a code generator component to create a computational representation arranged to generate an approximate probability distribution for each point in the grid of points from the simulated statistics, the approximate probability distribution to comprise an empirical cumulative distribution function (cdf).
10/30/14
20140324760
Synthetic time series data generation
According to an example, synthetic time series data generation may include receiving empirical meter data for a plurality of users, and using the empirical meter data to estimate parameters of a markov chain. The markov chain may be used to generate the synthetic time series data having statistical properties similar to the statistical properties of the empirical meter data..
10/30/14
20140324372
System and method for analyzing voltage breakdown in electrostatic chucks
A system, instructions and a method of determining when an impending failure is likely to occur absent corrective action are disclosed. The system samples the output of a power supply which powers an electrostatic chuck, and determines when that output is outside acceptable limits.
10/30/14
20140324359
Predicting the molecular complexity of sequencing libraries
Predicting the molecular complexity of a genomic sequencing library is a critical but difficult problem in modern sequencing applications. Methods to determine how deeply to sequence to achieve complete coverage or to predict the benefits of additional sequencing are lacking.
10/30/14
20140323847
Noninvasive method and system for measuring pulmonary ventilation
A pulmonary ventilation system comprising means for storing an empirical relationship that is designed and adapted to determine at least one pulmonary ventilation parameter as a function of a plurality of measured anatomical distances and volume-motion coefficients, means for acquiring the anatomical distances, means for determining the plurality of motion coefficients, and processing means for determining the ventilation parameter based on the acquired anatomical distances and determined plurality of volume-motion coefficients. In one embodiment, the system further includes means for acquiring base-line ventilation characteristics and means for correlating the base-line ventilation characteristics to the ventilation parameter determined with the empirical relationship..
10/23/14
20140316847
Operational risk back-testing process using quantitative methods
Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses are disclosed for quantifying risk and control assessments. The risk includes both residual risk and direction of risk.
10/23/14
20140316156
Method of producing therapeutic agent
A method for producing a therapeutic agent and the agent thus produced. This therapeutic agent, referred to as d-boramine, has the following chemical formula:[(ch3)3nch2chohch2co2h]2[o2cchohchohco2] and has the following empirical formula: c18h36n2o12.
10/23/14
20140314651
Process and apparatus for improving the operation of wet scrubbers
The description relates to improving the operation of wet scrubbers, especially those based on calcium carbonate, by reducing the quantities of soluble chlorides in the combustion gases fed to the scrubbers. By converting gaseous hcl in the combustion gases to a solid copper chloride and removing it before the chloride reaches the scrubber, the reactivity of the scrubbing slurry will be better maintained.
10/23/14
20140314650
Processes, apparatus, compositions and systems for reducing emissions of hcl and/or sulfur oxides
The description relates to reducing emissions of hcl and sulfur oxides by treating combustion gases with an aqueous copper compound referred to as copper-based chloride remediator (cbcr). The process is preferably implemented by identifying locations within a combustor for feeding the cbcr, determining the physical form and injection parameters for the cbcr and injecting the cbcr under conditions effective to reduce hcl and/or sulfur oxides.
10/16/14
20140309977
Performing-time-series based predictions with projection thresholds using secondary time-series-based information stream
A prediction modeling system and computer program product for implementing forecasting models that involve numerous measurement locations, e.g., urban occupancy traffic data. The system a data volatility reduction technique based on computing a congestion threshold for each prediction location, and using that threshold in a filtering scheme.
10/16/14
20140309976
Performing-time-series based predictions with projection thresholds using secondary time-series-based information stream
A prediction modeling system, method and computer program product for implementing forecasting models that involve numerous measurement locations, e.g., urban occupancy traffic data. The method invokes a data volatility reduction technique based on computing a congestion threshold for each prediction location, and using that threshold in a filtering scheme.
10/16/14
20140307950
Image deblurring
Image deblurring is described, for example, to remove blur from digital photographs captured at a handheld camera phone and which are blurred due to camera shake. In various embodiments an estimate of blur in an image is available from a blur estimator and a trained machine learning system is available to compute parameter values of a blur function from the blurred image.
10/16/14
20140305343
Slow release phosphocement
A mixture suitable for use in forming a magnesium silico-phosphate cement is disclosed. The mixture comprises particles of mgo at least partially coated with an additive adapted to alter the setting time of said cement cast; a phosphate salt or acid chosen that will provide a binder product characterized by the empirical chemical formula mmgpo4.6h2o; and an aggregate phase chosen from the group containing (a) casio3, (b) mgsio3, (c) sio2, (d) fly ash, (e) sea sand, and (f) any combination thereof.
10/16/14
20140304915
Occupant support adapted to manage pressure ulcer risk and associated risk management methods
A method of accommodating pressure ulcer vulnerability of an occupant of an occupant support, a method of managing pressure ulcer risk of an occupant of an occupant support, and an occupant support adapted to manage pressure ulcer risk of an occupant thereof are disclosed. The methods and occupant support account for occupant specific or occupant class specific risk factors based on empirical data..
10/09/14
20140303789
Automated technique of measuring room air change rates in hvac system
An hvac system employs a technique built around a system identification/modeling method that determines critical building loads and airflows experimentally without relying on design plans or statistical modeling approaches. Operation includes observing the dynamic response of individual room temperature, in response to a change of inlet air flow conditions (either air flow rate and/or supply air temperature).
10/09/14
20140303513
Edema monitor
An edema monitor uses patient-specific measurements of tissue conductivity and tissue perfusion and an empirically developed perfusion coefficient of thermal conductivity to obtain tissue intravascular water and tissue extravascular water components of tissue total water. Edema is an excess of tissue extravascular water.
10/09/14
20140303457
Residual-based monitoring of human health
Improved human health monitoring is provided in the context of sensor measurements of typical vital signs and other biological parameters, by a system and method using an empirical model of the parameters and disposed to estimate values of the parameters in response to actual measurements. Residuals resulting from the difference between the estimates and actual measurements are analyzed for robust indications of incipient health issues.
10/02/14
20140297492
Electronic enterprise capital marketplace apparatus and method
An automated and interactive system that facilitates efficient capitalization/liquidation and monitoring of private and publicly-traded enterprises through a network-driven marketplace is disclosed. The system may be comprised of a dynamic process for enterprise characterization, a customizable computational engine that utilizes statistical reference information to quantify a multi-factor scoring value for each unique enterprise, a customizable system for investor-users to filter, rank, and screen enterprise prospects, a customizable system for monitoring the performance of enterprises, an integrated internal system for electronic communication between market participants, and an empirical feedback system that provides a dynamic knowledge base of statistical reference information for various computational components of the invention..
10/02/14
20140297361
Operational risk back-testing process using quantitative methods
Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses are disclosed for quantifying risk and control assessments. The risk includes both residual risk and direction of risk.
10/02/14
20140290937
Shale fracture flow simulation apparatus
An apparatus having conduits, flattened tubing or pipes of varying widths, heights and/or lengths may simulate a network of fractures that may be used to experimentally evaluate the flow of treatment fluids (e.g. Fracturing fluids) within narrow, shale-type fractures.
09/18/14
20140278239
Approximate multivariate posterior probability distributions from simulated samples
Various embodiments are directed to techniques for deriving a sample representation from a random sample. A computer-program product includes instructions to cause a first computing device to fit an empirical distribution function to a marginal probability distribution of a variable within a first sample portion of a random sample to derive a partial marginal probability distribution approximation, wherein the random sample is divided into multiple sample portions distributed among multiple computing devices; fit a first portion of a copula function to a multivariate probability distribution of the first sample portion, wherein the copula function is divided into multiple portions; and transmit an indication of a first likelihood contribution of the first sample portion to a coordinating device to cause a second computing device to fit a second portion of the copula function to a multivariate probability distribution of a second sample portion.
09/18/14
20140274194
Control apparatus, representative base station, and base station control method
According to one embodiment, a control apparatus includes a terminal information collection unit, a map generator, a terminal information accumulation unit, a parameter calculator, and a parameter setting unit. A map generator generates a map indicating a distribution of the representative terminals.
09/18/14
20140268030
Pinhole glasses
Pinhole glasses which can be used to assist people with low to moderate myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, are invented. The present invention can be used for glasses which function as progressive glasses, distance glasses, computer glasses, reading glasses, and when tinted, sunglasses.
09/18/14
20140266221
Method and system for determining a battery element voltage
A method for estimating the voltage of a battery element of a vehicle battery system is provided. The method comprises providing a balancing/sensing circuit having a series combination of a balancing switch and a balancing resistive element electrically connected in parallel with the battery element, and measuring the voltage across the combination of the balancing switch and balancing resistive element when the balancing switch is presumed to be in a “closed” state.
09/18/14
20140261651
Pv device with graded grain size and s:se ratio
Disclosed herein are cigs-based photon-absorbing layers disposed on a substrate. The photon-absorbing layers are useful in photovoltaic devices.
09/11/14
20140258187
Generating database cluster health alerts using machine learning
A method, system, and computer program product for generating database cluster health alerts using machine learning. A first database cluster known to be operating normally is measured and modeled using machine learning techniques.
09/11/14
20140258173
Programmable plant system
Various systems, methods, and computer program products are described for generating and using a computer model that models development of a plant. For example, a method may include generating a computer model based on empirical data.
09/11/14
20140257873
Systems and methods for generating vehicle insurance policy data based on empirical vehicle related data
The present disclosure generally relates to a computer implemented system and method for automatically generating insurance policy related data. The system and method may determine a vehicle operator and generate empirical vehicle operator identity data.
09/11/14
20140257743
Systems and methods for identifying and characterizing athletic maneuvers
Embodiments of the present disclosure help automatically identify athletic maneuvers performed by actors and/or their sports equipment using data from sensors. Among other things, various embodiments help judges and spectators of extreme sports to assess athletic maneuvers based on objective, empirical data and allow action sport participants to objectively compare tricks performed at different times and/or different locations.
09/11/14
20140257569
Model-less control for flexible manipulators
A control method includes empirically constructing for a flexible manipulator an estimated mapping between an end-effector movement and a plurality of values representing movement of at least one actuator, measuring an actual end-effector movement and an actual movement of the at least one actuator, and, based on the measuring, updating the estimated mapping while the flexible manipulator is active such that the mapping is adapted to the present environment of the flexible manipulator.. .
09/11/14
20140257544
Method and apparatus for process window modeling
A photolithographic modeling process is disclosed. Optical and non-optical parts of a model of the photolithographic process are calibrated.
08/28/14
20140244759
Systems and methods for the assessment of social media performance
Described herein are systems and methods for analyzing social media data, assessing various aspects of social media performance, comparing the social media performance of a plurality of entities within a peer group, and displaying useful information to users in a comprehensive and/or intuitive fashion. The social media performance assessment information pertaining to an entity and the entity's peers may also be quantified in the form of one or more scores based on empirical data gathered from one or more social media platforms.
08/28/14
20140244226
Compact opc model generation using virtual data
A method, system or computer usable program product for building a fast lithography opc model that predicts semiconductor manufacturing process outputs on silicon wafers including providing a first principles model of the semiconductor manufacturing process, providing a set of empirical data for storage in memory, utilizing a processor to develop a rigorous model for a process condition from the first principles model and the set of empirical data, and utilizing the processor running the rigorous model to generate emulated data for the process condition to develop a virtual model for predicting the semiconductor manufacturing process outputs.. .
08/28/14
20140241970
Process and apparatus for improving the operation of wet scrubbers
The description relates to improving the operation of wet scrubbers, especially those based on calcium carbonate, by reducing the quantities of soluble chlorides in the combustion gases fed to the scrubbers. By converting gaseous hcl in the combustion gases to a solid copper chloride and removing it before the chloride reaches the scrubber, the reactivity of the scrubbing slurry will be better maintained.
08/21/14
20140236903
Multi-component profiling systems and methods
A multi-component profile is determined for a person. The profile is determined from the analysis of empirical data gather by the person's own digital devices which are used as surveillance devices.
08/21/14
20140236497
Methods and systems for experimental set-up and data analysis in targeted proteomics applications
The invention relates to the analysis of compounds with mass spectrometry and more particularly to instruments, substances, and methods for polypeptide analysis, in particular in targeted proteomics applications and based on indexed retention time as peptide specific property. The method of chemical analysis comprises the steps of: a) providing a first complex sample comprising a set of at least two reference peptides associated to an indexed retention time scale (irt), as well as at least one further peptide; b) performing lc-ms on said complex sample and determining the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides and of the at least one further peptide; c) translating the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides and of the at least one further peptide into the indexed retention time scale and associating to each reference peptide a reference indexed retention time value (irtr) and to the at least one further peptide an associated indexed retention time value (irta); d) providing a second complex sample comprising at least one polypeptide as well as said set of the at least two reference peptides; e) performing lc-ms on said second complex sample and determining the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides; f) translating the empirical retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides into the indexed retention time scale by numerically adapting the transformation function for the conversion of the retention time values (rte) into indexed retention time values such that the calculated indexed retention time values (irte) calculated based on the measured retention time values (rte) of the reference peptides match the assigned indexed retention time values (irtr) of the reference peptides; g) determining the predicted empirical retention time value (rtp) of the at least one further peptide by using the numerically adapted transformation function determined in step f)..
08/14/14
20140229666
Memory subsystem i/o performance based on in-system empirical testing
A memory subsystem empirically tests performance parameters of i/o with a memory device. Based on the empirical testing, the memory subsystem can set the performance parameters specific to the system in which the memory subsystem is included.
08/14/14
20140225955
Control of air-based media dryer
Examples are provided of controlling sheet media dryers. A controller operates a fan at plural duty cycles and correlates a resulting air pressure to each to define empirical data pairs.
08/07/14
20140222218
Method for operating and/or monitoring an hvac system
The invention relates to a method for operating and/or monitoring an hvac system (10), in which a medium circulating in a primary circuit (26) flows through at least one energy consumer (11, 12, 13), the medium entering with a volume flow (φ) through a supply line (14) into the energy consumer (11, 12, 13) at a supply temperature (tv) and leaving the energy consumer (11, 12, 13) at a return temperature (tr) via a return line (15), and transferring heat or cooling energy to the energy consumer (11, 12, 13) in an energy flow (e). A considerable improvement in the operating behavior of the system is achieved by empirically determining the dependence of the energy flow (e) and/or the temperature difference (Δt) between supply temperature (tv) and return temperature (tr) on the volume flow (φ) for the energy consumers (11, 12, 13) in a first step, and by operating and/or monitoring the hvac system (10) according to the determined dependency or dependencies in a second step..
07/31/14
20140213909
Control-based inversion for estimating a biological parameter vector for a biophysics model from diffused reflectance data
What is disclosed is a system and method for estimating a biological parameter vector for a biophysics model using reflectance measurements obtained from a reflectance-based spectral measurement system. The present method uses a semi-empirical biophysics model to describe skin properties and estimate reflectance spectra and reduces the dimensionality of the estimated and measured reflectance spectra using basis vectors for computational efficiency.
07/24/14
20140206832
Poly oligosiloxysilane
The present invention relates to a new synthesis procedure for a family of silica based polymer materials synthesized through the interconnection of silicate oligomers with reactive silanes. By using this synthesis it is possible to generate novel silica based polymer materials.
07/17/14
20140197226
Methods for determining a minimum weld distance for adhesives
A method of manufacturing a vehicle frame assembly, includes: (i) receiving threshold temperature data for an adhesive; (ii) defining an adhesive zone wherein which adhesive will be applied with respect to a first and second vehicle structural member; and (iii) determining a minimum distance a weld can be applied on the first structural member with respect to the adhesive zone based on empirical data.. .
07/03/14
20140188265
Systems and methods for semiconductor line scribe centering
Methods and systems for semiconductor line scribe centering are provided. A method includes placing and measuring substantially identical test macros within a chip and in a scribe line.
07/03/14
20140185472
Method for incorporating invisible access points for rssi-based indoor positioning applications
A method for incorporating invisible aps for rssi based indoor positioning is presented. An empirical estimate of the probability of invisible aps versus distance is computed.
06/12/14
20140164292
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.
06/12/14
20140164070
Probabilistic carbon credits calculator
A probabilistic carbon credits calculator may be used to calculate carbon credit monetary values for specified geographical areas, time periods, land uses, climate scenarios and other factors. For example, different land use scenarios may be assessed in terms of carbon credit monetary value to aid decisions about whether to return pasture to forest, whether to deforest an area and other such land use decisions.
06/12/14
20140163807
Method for optimizing vehicles and engines used for driving such vehicles
A method for optimizing vehicles and engines that are used for driving such vehicles includes the steps of taking measurements during real operation of the vehicle on the road or on a roller-type test stand, or the engine on an engine test stand; parameterizing a simulation model representing the vehicle or the engine so as to be able to arithmetically determine a prediction about the measured values obtained by means of the measurements; simulating the vehicle by using the simulation model, additionally calculating at least one drivability index (dr) which results from several measured values based on an empirically determined function and which indicates the drivability of a vehicle in a specific driving mode; and optimizing the settings of the vehicle during the simulation, at least one drivability index (dr) being input into the target function or the fringe conditions of the optimization process.. .
06/12/14
20140159585
Luminaire with switch-mode converter power monitoring
The power consumption of a switch-mode power converter can be determined based upon at least one of a converter drive signal pulse width or a converter drive signal frequency. Such power consumption can be determined using an algorithm providing a functional relationship between switch-mode power converter power consumption and at least converter drive signal pulse width or frequency.
06/12/14
20140158707
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.
06/05/14
20140155105
Aggregate location dynometer (ald)
An aggregate location dynometer (ald) in a physical wireless network alerts to a problematic crowd risk using location based services (lbs). An aggregate location dynometer (ald) comprises a network monitor, a crowd risk determinant and an alert module.
06/05/14
20140153078
Simulation method for an optical modulator
A simulation model is for an optical modulator that may include an optical phase shifter in a semiconductor material structure between two sections of an optical waveguide. The semiconductor material structure may include one of a p-n and p-i-n junction in a plane parallel to an axis of the optical waveguide.
06/05/14
20140152582
Noise correction for stylus applications on tablets and other touch devices
A touch sensitive device capable of detecting signals generated by a stylus and correcting the detected stylus signals for effects due to noise present on the device is disclosed. In one example, signals are taken from one or more electrodes that are a pre-determined distance away from an electrode in which a stylus signal is detected.
05/29/14
20140149188
Methods, apparatus and systems for green shipping practice assessment
This invention discloses methods, apparatus and systems for assessing an extent of green shipping activities practised by a shipping company. The invention is based on enquiring the shipping company with questions in the dimensions of company policy and procedure, of shipping documentation, of shipping equipment, of shipping cooperation, of shipping materials, and of shipping design compliance.
05/29/14
20140149130
Healthcare fraud detection based on statistics, learning, and parameters
A system receives healthcare information, and calculates a geographic density of healthcare fraud based on the healthcare information. The system derives empirical estimates of procedure and treatment durations based on the healthcare information, and utilizes classifiers to determine inconsistencies in the healthcare information.
05/29/14
20140149128
Healthcare fraud detection with machine learning
A system receives healthcare information, calculates a geographic density of healthcare fraud based on the healthcare information, and determines anomalous distributions of healthcare fraud based on the healthcare information. The system derives empirical estimates of procedure and treatment durations based on the healthcare information, utilizes classifiers to determine first inconsistencies in the healthcare information, and utilizes language models and co-morbidity analysis to determine second inconsistencies in the healthcare information.


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