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Protective metal oxy-fluoride coatings
Applied Materials, Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323772

An article comprises a body having a protective coating. The protective coating is a thin film that comprises a metal oxy-fluoride. The metal oxy-fluoride has an empirical formula of mxoyfz, where m is a metal, y has a value of 0. 1 to 1. 9 times a value of x and z has a value of 0. 1 to 3. 9 times the value of x. The protective ...
Method and system for improving a policy for a stochastic control problem
1qb Information Technologies Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323195

A method and system are disclosed for improving a policy for a stochastic control problem, the stochastic control problem being characterized by a set of actions, a set of states, a reward structure as a function of states and actions, and a plurality of decision epochs, the method comprising using a sampling device obtaining data representative of sample configurations of ...
Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools
Omax Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322543

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, ...
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Method and system for developing and deploying data science transformations from a development computing environment ...
Venture Gain Llc
November 02, 2017 - N°20170315791

A method and system facilitates the development of data science transformations in one programming language and the deployment of the data science transformations in another programming language, according to one embodiment. The method and system preserves relationships, functions, configurations, and characteristics between combinations of data transformations, according to one embodiment. The preservation of the relationships, functions, configurations, and characteristics is ...
Systems and methods for non-invasive blood pressure measurement
Venture Gain Llc
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311902

Systems and methods for non-invasive blood pressure measurement are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system comprises a wearable member configured to generate first and second signals (e. G., ppg signals), and a blood pressure calculation system. The blood pressure calculation system includes a wave selection module configured to identify subsets of waves of the signals, a feature extraction module configured ...
Systems and methods for using a structured query dialect to access document databases and merging ...
Quest Software Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170308606

Disclosed are systems and methods that allow a database engine to access a non-relational document database and dynamically apply a schema that maps documents comprising semi-structured data into a relational data structure. In embodiments, mapping may be accomplished by parsing and analyzing a set of sample documents to empirically generate a normalized tabular schema. In embodiments, the schema accommodates format ...
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Asset degradation model baselinening system and method
Facebook, Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300018

A system includes a model-based control system configured to receive data relating to parameters of a machinery via a plurality of sensors coupled to the machinery and select one or more models configured to generate a desired parameter of the machinery based on a determined relationship between the parameters and the desired parameter. The one or more models represent a ...
Evaluating performance of a fluid transport system using limited sensor data
Facebook, Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170299531

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to systems and methods to evaluate performance of a fluid transport system. Towards this end, a performance report of the fluid transport system can be generated by estimating various performance parameters at an outlet of a heat exchanger in lieu of using sensor data obtained directly from the outlet of the heat exchanger. Specifically, in ...
Compressor bleed valve health assessment systems and methods
Facebook, Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170298836

In one example embodiment, a gas turbine system includes a gas turbine, a compressor bleed valve, various sensors, and a valve health assessment system. The compressor bleed valve bleeds a portion of air received by the compressor during certain operating modes. The valve health assessment system includes a processor that uses a neural network model to generate a first failure ...
Integrated circuit performance modeling that includes substrate-generated signal distortions
Globalfoundries Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170293709

Disclosed are embodiments for modeling integrated circuit (ic) performance. In these embodiments, a parasitic extraction process is performed to generate a netlist that, not only accounts for various parasitics within the ic, but also accounts for substrate-generated signal distortions (e. G., substrate-generated harmonic signal distortions) that occur within the ic. During this netlist extraction process, the design layout of the ...
System and method for improved visual detection of protective coatings
The Boeing Company
October 12, 2017 - N°20170292831

The present disclosure provides a system and method for providing an improved protective coating for a substrate that may be inspected using the unaided eye or other apparatus under available light. The protective coating is mixed with an additive including flakes or particles that, when applied to the substrate as part of the protective coating, allow the user to empirically ...
System and method for analyzing features of a human face using one or more overlay ...
The Boeing Company
October 05, 2017 - N°20170286751

The present invention generally relates to human facial feature analysis. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate a system and method for utilizing one or more overlay grids in conjunction with imagery of a human face in order to analyze beauty and attractiveness of the face in the underlying imagery. In a preferred embodiment, the system utilizes computerized image capture ...
System and method for testing the validity of bim-designed electrical wiring pathways
M.c. Dean Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170286568

A testing system and method are provided for verifying that a bim-designed electrical distribution system in a building provides a valid, cost-effective electrical wiring pathway between every device and its assigned electrical distribution source. The system includes a digital processor having access to the informational content of the bim-designed electrical distribution system, and a user interface and display screen connected ...
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Removal of sampling clock jitter induced in an output signal of an analog-to-digital converter
Advantest Corporation
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257107

An automated test equipment for analyzing an analog time domain output signal of an electronic device under test includes: an analog-to-digital converter configured for converting an analog time domain signal; a sampling clock configured for producing a clock signal; a time-to-frequency converter configured for converting the digital time domain signal into a digital frequency domain signal so that the digital ...
Phonetic distance measurement system and related methods
Adacel Systems, Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170256253

Phonetic distances are empirically measured as a function of speech recognition engine recognition error rates. The error rates are determined by comparing a recognized speech file with a reference file. The phonetic distances can be normalized to earlier measurements. The phonetic distances/error rates can also be used to improve speech recognition engine grammar selection, as an aid in language ...
Generating optimized tool paths and machine commands for beam cutting tools
Omax Corporation
September 07, 2017 - N°20170255184

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, ...
Method and apparatus for estimating an expected reception quality
Volkswagen Ag
August 31, 2017 - N°20170250763

A method and an apparatus for estimating an expected reception quality in an interval of time for car-to-x communication including a receiving device for acquiring data packets and a memory, wherein the memory stores at least one empirically determined variable for reception patterns of data packets in a first interval of time, which variable indicates or can be used to ...
Earth formation crushing model
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170248007

A method includes receiving, at a computer, an earth formation characteristic and a cutter characteristic of a cutter of an earth drill bit and determining, with the computer, a cutting characteristic at an interface between the earth formation and the cutter based on the earth formation characteristic and the cutter characteristic using an earth formation crushing model operating on the ...
Quantum mechanical/x-ray crystallography diagnostic for proteins
Quantumbio Inc.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170228495

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 ...
Estimating photovoltaic energy through averaged irradiance observations with the aid of a digital computer
Clean Power Research, L.l.c.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170227583

The accuracy of photovoltaic simulation modeling is predicated upon the selection of a type of solar resource data appropriate to the form of simulation desired. Photovoltaic power simulation requires irradiance data. Photovoltaic energy simulation requires normalized irradiation data. Normalized irradiation is not always available, such as in photovoltaic plant installations where only point measurements of irradiance are sporadically collected or ...
Graphically mapping rotors in a heart
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota
August 10, 2017 - N°20170224238

Disclosed herein are techniques for graphically indicating aspects of rotors (such as pivot points of rotors) associated with atrial or ventricular fibrillation. Embodiments can include receiving, using a processor, an electrogram for each of a plurality of spatial locations in a heart, each electrogram comprising time series data including a plurality of electrical potential readings over time. Embodiments can also ...
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