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03/31/16
20160093240 
 System for varying light output in a flexible display patent thumbnailSystem for varying light output in a flexible display
Display data is altered for a flexed portion of a flexible display. A stress amount (e.g., hinge angle) is detected for the affected region of the display.
Dell Products, Lp


03/24/16
20160084789 
 Method for inspecting composite material components patent thumbnailMethod for inspecting composite material components
A method for inspecting a component constructed of a conductive composite material. The method includes the step of passing an alternating current signal through the component through an electrical interface.
U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-1


03/17/16
20160078457 
 System of sequential kernel regression modeling for forecasting financial data patent thumbnailSystem of sequential kernel regression modeling for forecasting financial data
A monitoring system for determining the future behavior of a financial system includes an empirical model to receive reference data that indicates the normal behavior of the system and input pattern arrays. Each input pattern array has a plurality of input vectors, while each input vector represents a time point and has input values representing a plurality of parameters indicating the current condition of the system.
Ge Intelligent Platforms, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064979 
 Systems and methods for battery charging and management patent thumbnailSystems and methods for battery charging and management
A charging device can include an input interface for receiving electrical power from a power source and an output interface for outputting electrical power to a mobile electronic device. The charging device can include a supplemental battery.
Mophie, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064963 
 Systems and methods for battery charging and management patent thumbnailSystems and methods for battery charging and management
A charging device can include an input interface for receiving electrical power from a power source and an output interface for outputting electrical power to a mobile electronic device. The charging device can include a supplemental battery.
Mophie, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064962 
 Systems and methods for battery charging and management patent thumbnailSystems and methods for battery charging and management
A charging device can include an input interface for receiving electrical power from a power source and an output interface for outputting electrical power to a mobile electronic device. The charging device can include a supplemental battery.
Mophie, Inc.


03/03/16
20160063144 
 System and  modeling human crowd behavior patent thumbnailSystem and modeling human crowd behavior
A system and method for creating modeling and simulation operational planning tools of human crowd behavior, in order to provide commanders with the capability to forecast crowd response to military or other control force tactics, techniques, and procedures. The modeling system or method use empirical data by collecting data on human crowd behavior under controlled laboratory conditions.

03/03/16
20160063001 
 System and process for analyzing, qualifying and ingesting sources of unstructured data via empirical attribution patent thumbnailSystem and process for analyzing, qualifying and ingesting sources of unstructured data via empirical attribution
There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving data from a data source, (b) attributing the data source in accordance with rules, thus yielding an attribute, (c) analyzing the data to identify a confounding characteristic in the data, (d) calculating a qualitative measure of the attribute, thus yielding a weighted attribute, (e) calculating a qualitative measure of the confounding characteristic, thus yielding a weighted confounding characteristic, (f) analyzing the weighted attribute and the weighted confounding characteristic, to produce a disposition, (g) filtering the data in accordance with the disposition, thus yielding extracted data, and (h) transmitting the extracted data to a downstream process. There is also provided a system that executes the method, and a storage device that contains instructions for controlling a processor to perform the method..
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation


03/03/16
20160060314 
 Development of a protein-based biotherapeutic agent that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-tumor effect in solid tumors - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-tumor compositions comprising the same patent thumbnailDevelopment of a protein-based biotherapeutic agent that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-tumor effect in solid tumors - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-tumor compositions comprising the same
In principle, protein-based biotherapeutics offers a way to control biochemical processes in living cells under non-steady state conditions and with fewer off-target effects than conventional small molecule therapeutics. However, systemic protein delivery in vivo has been proven difficult due to poor tissue penetration and rapid clearance.
Cellivery Therapeutics, Inc.


03/03/16
20160060313 
 Development of protein-based biotherapeutics that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-angiogenic effect - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-angiogenic compositions comprising the same patent thumbnailDevelopment of protein-based biotherapeutics that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-angiogenic effect - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-angiogenic compositions comprising the same
In principle, protein-based biotherapeutics offers a way to control biochemical processes in living cells under non-steady state conditions and with fewer off-target effects than conventional small molecule therapeutics. However, systemic protein delivery in vivo has been proven difficult due to poor tissue penetration and rapid clearance.
Cellivery Therapeutics, Inc.


03/03/16
20160060312 

Development of protein-based biotherapeutics that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-pancreatic cancer effect - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-pancreatic cancer compositions comprising the same


In principle, protein-based biotherapeutics offers a way to control biochemical processes in living cells under non-steady state conditions and with fewer off-target effects than conventional small molecule therapeutics. However, systemic protein delivery in vivo has been proven difficult due to poor tissue penetration and rapid clearance.
Cellivery Therapeutics, Inc.


03/03/16
20160060311 

Development of protein-based biotherapeutics that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-lung cancer effect - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-lung cancer compositions comprising the same


In principle, protein-based biotherapeutics offers a way to control biochemical processes in living cells under non-steady state conditions and with fewer off-target effects than conventional small molecule therapeutics. However, systemic protein delivery in vivo has been proven difficult due to poor tissue penetration and rapid clearance.
Cellivery Therapeutics, Inc.


03/03/16
20160060310 

Development of protein-based biotherapeutics that penetrates cell-membrane and induces anti-hepatocellular carcinoma effect - improved cell-permeable suppressor of cytokine signaling (icp-socs3) proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and anti-hepatocellular carcinoma compositions comprising the same


Protein transduction exploits the ability of some cell-penetrating peptide (cpp) sequences to enhance the uptake of proteins and other macromolecules by mammalian cells. Previously developed hydrophobic cpps, named membrane translocating sequence (mts), membrane translocating motif (mtm) and macromolecule transduction domain (mtd), are able to deliver biologically active proteins into a variety of cells and tissues.
Cellivery Therapeutics, Inc.


02/25/16
20160054854 

Touch gesture offset


In one embodiment, logic embodied in a computer-readable non-transitory storage medium of a device determines a location of a touch gesture by a user within a touch-sensitive area of the device. The logic selects for the touch gesture based on its location within the touch-sensitive area one of a plurality of pre-determined offsets, the pre-determined offsets being specific to the device, the pre-determined offsets being derived from device-specific empirical data on usage of the device by a plurality of users, and the pre-determined offsets being pre-loaded onto the device.
Facebook, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050574 

Detection and mitigation of denial-of-service attacks in wireless communication networks


A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a set of collision events on a shared channel on a wireless network according to a contention-based access protocol in which a plurality of terminals attempt to access the channel contemporaneously. A probability of collision in the channel is estimated and a probability distribution of time intervals between access attempts is generated based on the estimated probability of collision.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


02/18/16
20160049022 

Driver-assistance system featuring fatigue detection, and predicting a fatigue degree


A method for predicting an instant at which a predefined fatigue degree is expected to be reached in a vehicle system for fatigue detection, includes: (i) detecting the fatigue characteristic by continuously ascertaining the current fatigue degree of the vehicle operator; (ii) ascertaining a change in the fatigue degree over time within a predefinable time interval of the fatigue characteristic, and/or supplying an empirically determined change in fatigue degree over time; and (iii) ascertaining the instant at which a predefined fatigue degree is expected to be reached, based on the ascertained and/or supplied change in the fatigue degree.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


02/11/16
20160044461 

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.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


02/11/16
20160043279 

Semiconductor light emitting device, light emitting device package comprising the same, and lighting device comprising the same


A semiconductor light emitting device includes an n-type semiconductor layer, a border layer disposed on the n-type semiconductor layer, having band gap energy decreasing in a single direction, and represented by an empirical formula alxinyga1−x−yn (0≦x≦0.1, 0.01≦y≦0.1), an active layer disposed on the border layer and having a structure in which one or more ingan layers and one or more gan layers are alternately stacked, and a p-type semiconductor layer.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160042232 

Method of predicting crop yield loss due to n-deficiency


A method for determining the yield loss of a crop using remote sensor data is described. The yield loss is determined using the reflectivity of light by the crop canopy measured from remote sensor data such as an aerial photograph that is digitized and spatially referenced to the field's longitude and latitude.
The Curators Of The University Of Missouri


02/11/16
20160041304 

Ice crystal icing engine event probability estimation apparatus, system, and method


Described herein is an apparatus that includes an estimation module that estimates a probability of an ice crystal icing engine event based on infrared satellite data, numerical weather prediction data, and empirical data corresponding with at least one actual ice crystal icing engine event. The apparatus also includes a data product module that generates a data product that indicates the estimation of the probability of an ice crystal icing engine event.
The Boeing Company


02/04/16
20160034541 

Operation and prediction and management of the validity of subject reported data


A system for developing and implementing empirically derived algorithms to generate decision rules to predict invalidity of subject reported data and fraud with research protocols in surveys allows for the identification of complex patterns of variables that detect or predict subject invalidity of subject reported data and fraud with the research protocol in the survey. The present invention may also be used to monitor invalidity of subject reported data within a research protocol to determine preferred actions to be performed.
Eresearchtechnology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034313 

Empirical determination of adapter affinity in high performance computing (hpc) environment


A method, apparatus and program product utilize an empirical approach to determine the locations of one or more io adapters in an hpc environment. Performance tests may be run using a plurality of candidate mappings that map io adapters to various locations in the hpc environment, and based upon the results of such testing, speculative adapter affinity information may be generated that assigns one or more io adapters to one or more locations to optimize adapter affinity performance for subsequently-executed tasks..
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160034312 

Empirical determination of adapter affinity in high performance computing (hpc) environment


A method, apparatus and program product utilize an empirical approach to determine the locations of one or more io adapters in an hpc environment. Performance tests may be run using a plurality of candidate mappings that map io adapters to various locations in the hpc environment, and based upon the results of such testing, speculative adapter affinity information may be generated that assigns one or more io adapters to one or more locations to optimize adapter affinity performance for subsequently-executed tasks..
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160032706 

Method to design expandable cement based upon specified downhole conditions


A method of performing a cementing operation with an expandable cement deployable into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation is provided. The method involves determining design parameters of a wellsite, determining at least one estimated eigenstrain of the expandable cement based on the design parameters, selecting the expandable cement based on the estimated eigenstrain, and validating the selected expandable cement by comparing the estimated eigenstrain with the empirical eigenstrain.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


01/28/16
20160028568 

Empirical mode decomposition for spectrum sensing in communication systems


A system and method using an empirical mode decomposition (emd)-based energy detector for spectrum sensing in a communication system. The emd energy detector needs no prior information of the received signal, has relatively low computational complexity, operates on non-stationary and non-linear signals, and performs well at low snr..
The University Of New Hampshire


01/28/16
20160025025 

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.. .
Avl List Gmbh


01/21/16
20160021671 

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


01/21/16
20160018795 

Empirical modeling with globally enforced general constraints


In certain embodiments, a method includes formulating an optimization problem to determine a plurality of model parameters of a system to be modeled. The method also includes solving the optimization problem to define an empirical model of the system.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.


01/14/16
20160011268 

Motor fault detecting method and motor fault detecting system


A motor fault detecting method and a motor fault detecting system are provided. An electrical frequency and sensing current data of a brushless motor is obtained.
National Cheng Kung University


01/14/16
20160011166 

Method for identifying the oak species of an oak wood sample


The invention concerns a method for identifying the oak species including the following steps of: providing an oak wood sample; preparing said sample; performing at least one analysis on the wood sample so as: to identify: from one to three molecules belonging to a 1st category of molecules defined by the derivatives of oleanane-type triterpenes which derive from an aglycone of empirical formula c30h48o6, from one to three molecules belonging to a 2nd category of molecules defined by the derivatives of oleanane-type triterpenes which derive from an aglycone of empirical formula c30h46o7, as well as derivatives of oleanane-type triterpenes which derive from an aglycone of empirical formula c30h46o8, then to determine the concentration of the identified molecules; determining a ratio r; identifying the oak species.. .
Universite De Bordeaux


01/14/16
20160010639 

Best-fit affinity sensorless conversion means or technique for pump differential pressure and flow monitoring


The present invention provides apparatus, including a hydronic sensorless pumping system, that features a signal processor or processing module configured to receive signaling containing information about motor readout values of power and speed, and also about pump and system characteristics equations together with empirical power equations that are constructed by a polynomial best-fit function together with pump affinity laws based upon a pump curve published by a pump manufacturer; and determine corresponding signaling containing information about a pump or system pressure and a flow rate at the motor readout values of power and speed, based upon the signaling received.. .
Fluid Handling Llc.


01/14/16
20160010440 

Oil production intensification device and method


The oil production intensification method includes injecting the reagent into the reservoir and treating the bottom zone of the well with high voltage pulse discharges with an electric discharge device continuously traveling from bottom to top in the atmosphere of such reagent. The number of pulses of such high voltage pulse discharges is set subject to the real porosity of the reservoir and the empirical dependence of the number of pulses of high voltage pulse discharges per meter of the reservoir and porosity of rocks pre-estimated with the core material.

01/07/16
20160007046 

Estimating rate costs in video encoding operations using entropy encoding statistics


A component of an entropy encoding stage of a block processing pipeline (e.g., a cabac encoder) may, for a block of pixels in a video frame, accumulate counts indicating the number of times each of two possible symbols is used in encoding a syntax element bin. An empirical probability for each symbol, an estimated entropy, and an estimated rate cost for encoding the bin may be computed, dependent on the symbol counts.
Apple Inc.


01/07/16
20160004193 

Imaging device and determining operating parameters


An operational imaging device and method using a predetermined set of operating parameter determining (opd) equations forming an opd equation set for providing one or more operational parameter values for processing of a media sheet. The opd equation set, stored in the operational imaging device, is solved using values for a set of n variables measured by an operational sensor set in the operational imaging device.
Lexmark International, Inc.


12/24/15
20150369154 

System and estimating the quantity of particulate accumulated in the particulate filter of a diesel engine


A diesel engine system comprises a particulate filter interposed in an exhaust line and a plurality of fuel injectors associated with an engine. When a quantity of particulate accumulated within said filter is estimated to be greater than a threshold, a control mode of the injectors is activated which causing an automatic regeneration of the filter, by increasing a temperature of exhaust gases fed to the filter sufficient for burning the particulate within the filter.
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.a.


12/17/15
20150364390 

Endpointing detection for chemical mechanical polishing based on spectrometry


Methods and apparatus for spectrum-based endpointing. An endpointing method includes selecting a reference spectrum.
Applied Materials, Inc.


12/17/15
20150360525 

Tire temperature predictive system and method


A tire-based system and method for estimating a radially outward tire surface temperature of an identified tire supporting an identified vehicle includes a temperature sensor to measure a tire inner liner temperature. An algorithmic prediction model is empirically trained to correlate inner liner tire temperature to tire radially outward surface temperature for the tire/vehicle combination.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


12/10/15
20150355721 

Motion pattern classification and gesture recognition


Methods, program products, and systems for gesture classification and recognition are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a system can determine multiple motion patterns for a same user action (e.g., picking up a mobile device from a table) from empirical training data.
Apple Inc.


12/10/15
20150354176 

Method and system for estimating payload weight with hydraulic fluid temperature compensation


A system for estimating the weight of a payload in a bucket of a machine is provided. The system includes a lift linkage supporting the bucket and a hydraulic lift cylinder assembly connected to the lift linkage.
Caterpillar Inc.


12/10/15
20150352231 

Magnetic nanoparticle composition and manufacturing method and use thereof


The present invention provides a magnetic nanoparticle composition, comprising an iron oxide particle core conjugated with a capping agent and having wüstite structure and antiferromagnetic properties, wherein the empirical formula of iron oxide is defined as fexo with x in the range of about 0.83 to about 0.96. Also provided are a method of manufacturing the same, a contrast agent comprising the same, and methods of using the same for acquiring a magnetic resonance image and for delivering a therapeutic or diagnostic agent..
National Taiwan University


12/03/15
20150350522 

Focus score improvement by noise correction


A method to correct an autofocus operation of a digital image capture device based on an empirical evaluation of image capture metadata is disclosed. The method includes capturing an image of a scene (the image including one or more autofocus windows), obtaining an initial focus score for at least one of the image's one or more autofocus windows, obtaining image capture metadata for at least one of the one or more autofocus windows, determining a focus adjustment score for the one autofocus window based on a combination of the autofocus window's image capture metadata (wherein the focus adjustment score is indicative of the autofocus window's noise), and determining a corrected focus score for the one autofocus window based on the initial focus score and the focus adjustment score..
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150350073 

Method and improving forwarding performance of chip


A method and apparatus for improving forwarding performance of a chip are disclosed. The method includes: when a chip receives a message, judging whether the message is a protocol message required to be processed, if the message is the protocol message required to be processed, performing mac learning, and if the message is not the protocol message required to be processed, determining whether to perform learning after performing calculation according to a current actual time value of the chip and a preset empirical value.
Zte Corporation


12/03/15
20150349631 

Scaling voltage regulators to achieve optimized performance


Technologies are generally described for scaling a voltage regulator implemented as an integrated circuit (ic) that includes a power transistor configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage, and a feedback loop configured to regulate the output voltage in response to a voltage change. At least one component of the voltage regulator may be selected for scaling, and a range of scaling factors may be identified for the component.
Vivid Engineering, Inc.


12/03/15
20150347949 

Measuring proficiency and efficiency of a security operations center


A method and associated systems for measuring proficiency and efficiency of a security operations center. A processor gathers statistical information that identifies characteristics of a security-operations centers performance of a process during a certain period of time.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/03/15
20150346048 

Method and device for determining a machining axis


In order to determine the machining axis of a rotatable workpiece blank, a reference workpiece, which has bearing surfaces concentric to its imbalance reference axis, and subsequently a workpiece blank are received in a measurement device, and as yet unmachined surface regions of the reference workpiece and of the workpiece blank are measured by a sensor device, and the measured position data are stored by a computer as a reference partial surface and a blank partial surface in a data storage device. The computer calculates deviations between the blank partial surface and the reference partial surface and, from these, an imbalance effect which is expressed by the position of the main axis of inertia of a given workpiece.
Schenck Rotec Gmbh


12/03/15
20150345474 

Method of calculating available output power of wind farm


A method of calculating available output power of wind farm includes following steps. A space vector vk is obtained by decomposing a power sequence of benchmarking wind turbines in a wind farm based on empirical orthogonal function.
Tsinghua University


11/19/15
20150331404 

Irrigation controller and system integrating no-watering restrictions and an empirically-derived evapotranspiration local characteristic curve


A convenient, water-saving and labor-saving frog irrigation controller and system are provided, which determine the appropriate water budget and schedule for the property's landscaping based on evapotranspiration data for the geographic area, regulation data (any mandated and voluntary watering restrictions), and property-specific data, with consideration given to reduction in watering days, increase in soil watering depth, and day of year. Once set, the frog controller provides incremental adjustments over the course of the year; the homeowner no longer needs to re-set the watering program seasonally to comply with local mandated and voluntary watering restrictions.

11/12/15
20150326398 

Method and device for communication security


A method of authenticating communication between a first and second device over an insecure communications network, in which the first device authenticates the second device using a communications protocol including a first communications phase through a first communications channel over the insecure communications network to establish a secure mode of communications between the first and second device, followed by a second communications phase of receiving information from the second device over a second communications channel, such as an empirical channel, and enabling a comparison between the information received from the second device with information generated by the first device thereby enabling authentication of the second device in the event of the information from both devices is consistent.. .
Oxcept Limited


11/12/15
20150323507 

Method and system of implementing high dimensional holo-hilbert spectral analysis


The present invention provides a method of implementing the high dimensional holo-hilbert spectral analysis which transforms a data from time domain to frequency domain. At the first of the steps, obtaining an amplitude intrinsic mode component and an instantaneous frequency component of the data by a mode decomposition, such as using empirical mode decomposition (emd), adaptive filtering, or optimal basis pursue, etc to show a plurality of amplitude intrinsic mode functions (amplitude imfs) and a plurality of frequency intrinsic mode functions (frequency imfs).
National Central University


11/12/15
20150322814 

Rotating stall detection through ratiometric measure of the sub-synchronous band spectrum


A method for obtaining a baseline for detecting rotating stall using localized information already included within the frequency spectrum. Namely, ratiometric measures, i.e., quadratic coefficients obtained from weighted quadratic regression of sub-synchronous spectrum and/or information obtained through peak detections, are used to detect rotating stall.
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.


10/29/15
20150309005 

Method for producing web-like material


A method for the production and/or processing of a web-shaped material, particularly paper, with at least one measuring system which records m measurement values yik per measurement position over at least a portion of the width s of the web-shaped material at n different measurement positions within a fixed time interval Δt. The method is characterized in that the method includes determining a rational quality number q, the value of which for a quality of the web-shaped material that is considered acceptable lies within an acceptance range which is to be empirically determined for the production process and which has a lower limit u and an upper limit o, where u and o are in each case rational numbers..
Mitsubioshio Hitec Paper Europe Gmbh


10/29/15
20150308321 

Exhaust emission prediction system and method


An exhaust emission prediction system includes an engine configured to generate a flow of exhaust and a controller configured to determine a first estimation of an amount of an emissions constituent at a first location using an empirical model. The first location is downstream of the engine.
Caterpillar Inc.


10/22/15
20150301984 

Signal decomposition system with low-latency empirical mode decomposition and method thereof


A signal decomposition system with low-latency empirical mode decomposition and the method of the same decompose an original signal using iterative computations with different directions of data streams. The directions of data stream in computations of odd or even iterations are adjusted for reducing the number of data stream direction reversals.
National Taiwan University


10/22/15
20150301583 

Program and data annotation for hardware customization and energy optimization


Technologies are generally described herein for supporting program and data annotation for hardware customization and energy optimization. A code block to be annotated may be examined and a hardware customization may be determined to support a specified quality of service level for executing the code block with reduced energy expenditure annotations may be determined as associated with the determined hardware customization.
Empire Technology Development Llc


10/15/15
20150294229 

Automatically enhanced visual process repair using process superposition and ugliness indicators


The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for visual process analysis. The disclosed techniques can include: obtaining a theoretical and an empirical process model, generating a theoretical process layout corresponding to the theoretical process model, where the theoretical process layout is generated using a layout algorithm, generating an empirical process layout corresponding to the empirical process model, where the empirical process layout is generated using the layout algorithm, superposing the empirical process layout onto the theoretical process layout, such that a superposition layout is generated, annotating the superposition layout based on ugliness indicators, such that an annotated superposition layout is generated, and causing the annotated superposition layout to be displayed..

10/15/15
20150293143 

Feature extraction from human gaiting patterns using principal component analysis and multivariate empirical mode decomposition


The present invention, in some embodiments thereof, relates to a technique for extracting one or more features of a person's gait from acceleration and velocity measurements collected by motion sensors associated with the person.. .

10/08/15
20150286751 

Load rating of bridges, including substructure


For bridges over waterways which are susceptible to scour, the load carrying capacity of the substructure may be reduced by scour. These bridges must be evaluated for reduced load rating and/or posting limits.

10/01/15
20150278972 

Method for a web-based, multi-component system for retrieving and extrapolating data from lawyer performance records for the purpose of assisting clients with selection


A new and useful web-based, multi-component system for retrieving and extrapolating data from lawyer performance records for the purpose of assisting clients with selection which returns query results that are based on quantified attorney case experience and empirical data, is a single resource and location where users can view results for all attorneys, allows the user to sort attorneys based on quantified data and criterion such as years of experience, number of convictions, pleas, and other rates, and tracks attorney experience, trends and changes over time. Typical users that would benefit from access to the present invention would be anyone in the general public who is in need of information that can assist in making a decision concerning legal representation..
Noetic Insight, Inc.


10/01/15
20150278704 

Method for optimization of fuel cells operating conditions using hybrid model


Provided is a method for optimization of fuel cells operating conditions using a hybrid model, and more particularly, a method for optimization of fuel cells operating conditions using a hybrid model which generates a life prediction model determined by time and temperature based on a theoretical performance model and an empirical durability model and estimates an optimal operation temperature in a target life based on the life prediction model.. .
Korea Institute Of Energy Research


10/01/15
20150278157 

Generating anonymous data from web data


A device receives web data, associated with user devices, that is generated based on interactions of the user devices with a network and one or more content provider devices. The device removes erroneous or objectionable web data from the web data to generate a subset of the web data, and categorizes the subset of the web data by assigning categories to the subset of the web data.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


10/01/15
20150275099 

Methanol conversion process


A process for the conversion of methanol to hydrocarbons within the c5 to c17 range is described which includes contact of a feed having methanol with a zeolite microporous crystalline material having an empirical formula (i) wherein m is selected from h+, an inorganic cation of charge +n, and mixtures thereof, x is at least one chemical element having an oxidation state of +3, y is at least one second chemical element other than si having an oxidation state +4, x has a value between 0 and about 0.3, y has a value between 0 and about 0.1, and recovery of hydrocarbons within the c5 to c17 range from the conversion product.. .
Air Fuel Synthesis Limited


09/24/15
20150271036 

Generating a representation of the status of a data processing system based on empirical operations metrics and derived sentiment metrics


A method includes performing operations as follows on a processor: communicating with a data processing system to collect empirical data associated with operations of the data processing system, communicating with a customer feedback system to collect user sentiment data associated with the data processing system, generating an operational status of the data processing system based on the empirical data, generating a sentimental status of the data processing system based on the user sentiment data, and generating a composite status of the data processing system based on the operational status and the sentimental status.. .
Ca, Inc.


09/24/15
20150269860 

Operator training and maneuver refinement aircraft, vehicles and equipment


An operator training and maneuver refinement system and method that enhance the degree of control an operator is able to exercise over a controlled device such as an aircraft, vehicle, equipment or other device by sequentially providing and visually displaying to the operator a direct comparison of real-time input controller positions for at least one operating parameter with stored empirical input controller positions for the same or a similar operating parameter over a predetermined time interval, preferably also displaying the deviation between the real-time and stored empirical controller positions.. .

09/24/15
20150269502 

Method and finding process deviations and recommending repairs in a business process


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for recommending a repair for a business process are disclosed. For example, the method identifies an empirical process graph that corresponds to a theoretical process graph of the business process, decomposes the theoretical process graph into one or more sub-process graphs, identifies a portion of the empirical process graph to compare to one of the one or more sub-process graphs, compares the portion of the empirical process graph to the one of the one or more sub-process graphs to calculate a remainder, repeats the identifying and the comparing for each one of the one or more sub-process graphs and recommends a list of one or more repairs, wherein each one of the one or more repairs corresponds to a respective remainder calculated in the comparing..
Xerox Corporation


08/27/15
20150241598 

Method of dividing irradiance regions based on rotated empirical orthogonal function


A method of dividing irradiance regions based on rotated empirical orthogonal function includes following steps. A standardized matrix averaging on annual total radiation amount data is performed.
Wind Power Technology Center Of Gansu Electric Power Company


08/27/15
20150238759 

Transcranial electrostimulation device and method


Transcranial electrostimulation is used to treat a number of ailments including depression and pain management amongst others. However, long term transcranial electrostimulation can lead to the hyperpolarization in the membrane of the post synaptic neurons reducing or eliminating the positive effects.
Novo Hb, Llc


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




Empirical topics: Mathematica, Aberration, Lower Bound, Permutation, Dimensional Measurement, Best Practices, Best Practice, Ocular Lens, Postoperative, Anterior Chamber, Intraocular, Intraocular Lens, Transceiver, Calibration, Modulation

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