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08/18/16
20160238666 
 Apparatus and  accurate energy device state-of-charge (soc) monitoring and control using real-time state-of-health (soh) data patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and accurate energy device state-of-charge (soc) monitoring and control using real-time state-of-health (soh) data
A device and associated testing method for empirically determining the state-of-charge of an electrochemical energy device, comprising: applying electrical excitations to the energy device at a predetermined electrical excitation frequency ωe; applying mechanical excitations to the energy device at a predetermined mechanical excitation frequency ωm; measuring an electrically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωe) between voltage (v) and current (i) within the energy device from applying the electrical excitations; measuring a mechanically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωm) between voltage (v) and current (i) within the energy device from applying the mechanical excitations; and deducing the empirical real-time state-of-health of the energy device by comparing the electrically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωe) with the mechanically-induced phase difference Δθe(ωm); and using the deduced state of health to determine the state of charge.. .

08/18/16
20160235362 
 Integrated medicine  health promotion patent thumbnailnew patent Integrated medicine health promotion
An integrated medicine method for treating and preventing disease, and promoting health is established. The integrated medicine method utilizes western medicine, natural medicine, chinese medicine, functional medicine, and bio-energy/bio-information medicine to assess health and provide treatments and health adjustments.
Total Wellness Clinic


08/11/16
20160227996 
 Apparatus, system, and  intraocular lens power calculation using a regression formula incorporating corneal spherical aberration patent thumbnailApparatus, system, and intraocular lens power calculation using a regression formula incorporating corneal spherical aberration
Optical power=constant1*(biometric parameter)+constant0*(corneal spherical aberration). Constant1 and constant0 comprise an empirically derived factor across other eyes.

07/28/16
20160217231 
 Modeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of bovine feedstuff and determination of harvest windows for high-moisture corn using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and observations and user input of harvest condition states patent thumbnailModeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of bovine feedstuff and determination of harvest windows for high-moisture corn using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and observations and user input of harvest condition states
A modeling framework for evaluating the impact of weather conditions on farming and harvest operations applies real-time, field-level weather data and forecasts of meteorological and climatological conditions together with user-provided and/or observed feedback of a present state of a harvest-related condition to agronomic models and to generate a plurality of harvest advisory outputs for precision agriculture. A harvest advisory model simulates and predicts the impacts of this weather information and user-provided and/or observed feedback in one or more physical, empirical, or artificial intelligence models of precision agriculture to analyze crops, plants, soils, and resulting agricultural commodities, and provides harvest advisory outputs to a diagnostic support tool for users to enhance farming and harvest decision-making, whether by providing pre-, post-, or in situ-harvest operations and crop analyses..
Iteris, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217230 
 Modeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of bovine feedstuff and determination of harvest windows for corn earlage using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and field observations patent thumbnailModeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of bovine feedstuff and determination of harvest windows for corn earlage using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and field observations
A modeling framework for evaluating the impact of weather conditions on farming and harvest operations applies real-time, field-level weather data and forecasts of meteorological and climatological conditions together with user-provided and/or observed feedback of a present state of a harvest-related condition to agronomic models and to generate a plurality of harvest advisory outputs for precision agriculture. A harvest advisory model simulates and predicts the impacts of this weather information and user-provided and/or observed feedback in one or more physical, empirical, or artificial intelligence models of precision agriculture to analyze crops, plants, soils, and resulting agricultural commodities, and provides harvest advisory outputs to a diagnostic support tool for users to enhance farming and harvest decision-making, whether by providing pre-, post-, or in situ-harvest operations and crop analyses..
Iteris, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217229 
 Modeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of bovine feedstuff and determination of harvest windows for corn silage using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and field observations patent thumbnailModeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of bovine feedstuff and determination of harvest windows for corn silage using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and field observations
A modeling framework for evaluating the impact of weather conditions on farming and harvest operations applies real-time, field-level weather data and forecasts of meteorological and climatological conditions together with user-provided and/or observed feedback of a present state of a harvest-related condition to agronomic models and to generate a plurality of harvest advisory outputs for precision agriculture. A harvest advisory model simulates and predicts the impacts of this weather information and user-provided and/or observed feedback in one or more physical, empirical, or artificial intelligence models of precision agriculture to analyze crops, plants, soils, and resulting agricultural commodities, and provides harvest advisory outputs to a diagnostic support tool for users to enhance farming and harvest decision-making, whether by providing pre-, post-, or in situ-harvest operations and crop analyses..
Iteris, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217228 
 Modeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of targeted livestock feedstuff for determination of harvest windows using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and observations and user input of harvest condition states patent thumbnailModeling of crop growth for desired moisture content of targeted livestock feedstuff for determination of harvest windows using field-level diagnosis and forecasting of weather conditions and observations and user input of harvest condition states
A modeling framework for evaluating the impact of weather conditions on farming and harvest operations applies real-time, field-level weather data and forecasts of meteorological and climatological conditions together with user-provided and/or observed feedback of a present state of a harvest-related condition to agronomic models and to generate a plurality of harvest advisory outputs for precision agriculture. A harvest advisory model simulates and predicts the impacts of this weather information and user-provided and/or observed feedback in one or more physical, empirical, or artificial intelligence models of precision agriculture to analyze crops, plants, soils, and resulting agricultural commodities, and provides harvest advisory outputs to a diagnostic support tool for users to enhance farming and harvest decision-making, whether by providing pre-, post-, or in situ-harvest operations and crop analyses..
Iteris, Inc.


07/28/16
20160215994 
 Assessment of moisture content of stored crop, and modeling usage of in-bin drying to control moisture level based on anticipated atmospheric conditions and forecast time periods of energy usage to achieve desired rate of grain moisture change through forced-air ventilation patent thumbnailAssessment of moisture content of stored crop, and modeling usage of in-bin drying to control moisture level based on anticipated atmospheric conditions and forecast time periods of energy usage to achieve desired rate of grain moisture change through forced-air ventilation
A modeling framework for evaluating the impact of weather conditions on farming and harvest operations applies real-time, field-level weather data and forecasts of meteorological and climatological conditions together with user-provided and/or observed feedback of a present state of a harvest-related condition to agronomic models and to generate a plurality of harvest advisory outputs for precision agriculture. A harvest advisory model simulates and predicts the impacts of this weather information and user-provided and/or observed feedback in one or more physical, empirical, or artificial intelligence models of precision agriculture to analyze crops, plants, soils, and resulting agricultural commodities, and provides harvest advisory outputs to a diagnostic support tool for users to enhance farming and harvest decision-making, whether by providing pre-, post-, or in situ-harvest operations and crop analyses..
Iteris, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209194 
 Diminishing detonator effectiveness through electromagnetic effects patent thumbnailDiminishing detonator effectiveness through electromagnetic effects
An inductively coupled transmission line with distributed electromotive force source and an alternative coupling model based on empirical data and theory were developed to initiate bridge wire melt for a detonator with an open and a short circuit detonator load. In the latter technique, the model was developed to exploit incomplete knowledge of the open circuited detonator using tendencies common to all of the open circuit loads examined.
University Of Nevada, Las Vegas


07/21/16
20160207657 
 Method of controlling a rate at which an upstream process feeds a conditioned product to a downstream process patent thumbnailMethod of controlling a rate at which an upstream process feeds a conditioned product to a downstream process
A method of controlling an upstream and a downstream process wherein the upstream process conditions a stream of product delivered to the downstream process is provided. The control method uses an empirically determined formula to determine a metric for adjusting the activity of the upstream process to thereby adjust the rate with which the upstream process conditions and feeds a stream of conditioned product to the downstream process.
Heat And Control, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205254 

System and automatic intention evaluation and communication routing


A communication system and method for routing communications can include a communication device that is configured to route a communication connection based on empirical data relating to an attempted communication. For instance, in some embodiments the device of a communication system can be configured to utilize stored and classified empirical data for automatically determining a subject of an attempted communication made by a user via the user's communication terminal and dependencies the user for that attempted communication may have on a callee for use in establishing a connection for the caller based on the determined dependencies and determined subject of the attempted communication.
Unify Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/14/16
20160205213 

Placeholders for dynamic components in html streaming


A method of speeding up the delivery of a dynamic webpage is disclosed. A request for a webpage is received, the webpage including one or more dynamic components.
Instart Logic, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205166 

Html streaming


A method of speeding up the delivery of a dynamic webpage is disclosed. A request for a webpage is received, the webpage including one or more dynamic components.
Instart Logic, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203604 

Method for automatic detection of anatomical landmarks in volumetric data


Embodiments of a method for detection of plurality of three-dimensional cephalometric landmarks in volumetric data are disclosed. In some embodiments, a three-dimensional matrix is developed by stacking of volumetric data and the bony structure is segmented through thresholding.
National Informatics Centre-department Of Electronics And Information Technology


07/07/16
20160195639 

System and correlating point-to-point sky clearness for use in photovoltaic fleet output estimation with the aid of a digital computer


Statistically representing point-to-point photovoltaic power estimation and area-to-point conversion of satellite pixel irradiance data are described. Accuracy on correlated overhead sky clearness is bounded by evaluating a mean and standard deviation between recorded irradiance measures and the forecast irradiance measures.
Clean Power Research, L.l.c.


07/07/16
20160192896 

A hybrid method based on simulation and experimental data to normalize pet data


A medical system (28) for normalization correction of an imaging system (10) includes a detector geometry correction unit (44), a crystal efficiency unit (46), and a normalization unit (54). The detector geometry correction unit (44) mathematically calculates a detector geometry correction component for a type of scanner (12) of interest.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/30/16
20160189205 

Validation of bottom-up attributions to channels in an advertising campaign


A method, system, and computer program product for forming and validating a predictive model. The predictive model is based on empirically-determined data taken from one or more user encounters.

06/30/16
20160188764 

Raised floor plenum tool


According to various aspects and embodiments, a system and method for use with a raised floor data center is provided. The method according to one aspect includes receiving input data, including data related to at least one data center design parameter, determining tile airflow uniformity using the input data and at least one empirical correlation, implementing an analytical model to determine airflow distribution, the analytical model including at least one empirical formula, and using the tile airflow uniformity and the airflow distribution to evaluate airflow in a data center design..

06/30/16
20160187411 

Method and active load impedance monitoring


An apparatus that includes a power amplifier; a load that is operatively connected to be electrically driven from the power amplifier; and an impedance monitor that is configured to in real-time identify a favorable segment within an output waveform of the power amplifier, model the baseline power spectral density of a load driven by the power amplifier during the identified segment of the output waveform, sample an empirical power spectral density of the load during the identified segment of the output waveform, and indicate a load fault in the event that the empirical power spectral density deviates from the baseline power spectral density beyond at least one pre-determined error criteria.. .

06/30/16
20160184406 

Complexes of rna and cationic peptides for transfection and for immunostimulation


The present invention relates to a complexed rna, comprising at least one rna complexed with one or more oligopeptides, wherein the oligopeptide, which has the function of cell-penetrating peptide (cpp), has a length of 8 to 15 amino acids and has the empirical formula (arg)l; (lys)m; (his)n; (om)o; (xaa)x with the majority of residues being selected from arg, lys, his, om. The invention further relates to a method for transfecting a cell or an organism, thereby applying the inventive complexed rna.

06/23/16
20160179081 

Optimized production scheduling using buffer control and genetic algorithm


A method for optimizing production scheduling in a manufacturing plant. The method includes providing a baseline model of the plant to obtain energy and production performance of each station in the plant.

06/23/16
20160176904 

Preparation of graphitic c3n3p material


A new graphitic material has the empirical formula c3n3p and comprises triazine rings bound together by phosphorus atoms, and/or other 5- or 6-membered rings with various carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous connectivity. The material is made by polymerizing p(cn)3, for example by using a temperature of at least 220° c.

06/23/16
20160175511 

Systems and methods for real time calibration of pump stroke volumes during a blood separation procedure


A method is provided for the real time calibration of a pump that is part of a reuseable hardware component having a programmable controller during a blood separation procedure where fluid is flowed through a tubing in a tubing set by action of the pump. The method comprises programming the controller with a continuous function defining a relationship between pump inlet pressure and pump stroke volume; commencing the fluid processing procedure to operate the pump to draw fluid through the tubing; measuring fluid pressure in the tubing at the inlet of the pump; calculating a current pump stroke volume with the controller based on the continuous function and the pump rotational rate; and adjusting the pump rotational rate utilized by the controller to control the procedure to achieve a target fluid flow rate.

06/16/16
20160171097 

Method to assess and enhance value characteristics of published empirical literature


A method for performing a calculation operation to grade and catalog the repeatability of an author's technical or instructional publication or some sub-portion thereof, comprising: a first step of collecting data from a user or users with experience in said publication's replication; a second step of converting the elements of the data to numerical quantities; a third step of calculating a weighting function for that user or users and a weighting function for the author; a fourth step of multiplying elements or subsets of the data by a weighting function that may amplify or diminish the value of the data; a fifth step of aggregating the weighted subsets of data into one or more values; and a sixth step of weighting and averaging the data with historical data, if any.. .
Ojer, Llc


06/16/16
20160171091 

Application query conversion


A set of potential search-query terms can be identified based on empirical queries for apps. For each potential search-query term, a subset of documents within a set of documents can be identified based on apps that users were likely to click on or download following entry of a search query with a comparable or same term.
Apple Inc.


06/16/16
20160169726 

Method of compensating for changes in water properties in a multiphase flow meter


A method for compensating for changes in a property of water in a multiphase fluid during analysis of the multiphase fluid is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a multiphase flow meter system configured to emit and detect nuclear radiation, to emit and detect microwave radiation, and to analyze a received multiphase fluid.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


06/16/16
20160169725 

Semi-empirical mass flow model and calibration undeveloped flow regions in an air seeder


Estimating a mass flow rate of the product being applied.. .

06/09/16
20160162975 

Systems and methods of providing recommendations by generating transition probability data with directed consumption


Systems and methods of directed item consumption recommendations are disclosed which include generating, with a server, empirical transition matrix data that includes row data for a first item and column data for a second item, and an entry in the empirical transition matrix data for a number of users that acquire the second item after the first item, generating, with the server, metadata transition matrix data by partitioning items for each item metadata type, setting a uniform transition probability for all items in the partition, and summing the uniform transition probabilities across all metadata types, generating, with the server, transition probability matrix data by multiplying the metadata transition matrix data with a weight parameter, adding the result to the empirical transition matrix data, and normalizing each row, and providing item recommendations to a user computing device communicatively coupled to the server according to the generated transition probability matrix data.. .
Google Inc.


06/09/16
20160161635 

A simulation-to-seismic workflow construed from core based rock typing and enhanced by rock replacement modeling


The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for performing a simulation to seismic process. In one embodiment, the system is configured to perform operations comprising constructing a petrophysical realization and selecting a candidate model for fluid flow simulation using the petrophysical realization.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


06/09/16
20160160122 

Fluoride phosphor composite, manufacturing fluoride phosphor composite, white light emitting apparatus, display apparatus, lighting device, and electronic device


There is provided a fluoride phosphor composite including: fluoride phosphor core particles that may be expressed by the empirical formula axmfy:mn4+, wherein a may be at least one selected from the group consisting of li, na, k, rb, and cs, m may be at least one selected from the group consisting of si, ti, zr, hf, ge, and sn, the composition ratio (x) of a may satisfy 2≦x≦3, the composition ratio (y) of f may satisfy 4≦y≦7, each fluoride phosphor composite particle may be coated with a mn-free fluoride coating. The mn-free fluoride coating may have a thickness less than or equal to 35% of the size of each fluoride phosphor composite particle..

06/09/16
20160160014 

Sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture


A sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture for pneumatic tires is disclosed. The rubber mixture includes at least one diene rubber and 10 to 200 phr of at least one silica and 2 to 20 phf of at least one silane having the general empirical formula (i) [(r1)3si—x]msn(r2)2-m.
Continental Reifen Deutschland Gmbh


05/26/16
20160147221 

Method and system for condition monitoring


The method may include providing a plurality of historical data vectors, each historical data vector including a value for each of a plurality of empirical variables associated with an apparatus or process. The method may include providing a current data vector including a current value for each of the plurality of empirical variables.
E.on Technologies (ratcliffe) Limited


05/19/16
20160141616 

Metal oxides from acidic solutions


Forming a metal oxide by treating an acidic solution containing a metal to yield a precursor in the form of a semi-liquid, semi-solid or solid, and treating the precursor to yield a product including the metal oxide. An organic or inorganic component may be combined with the precursor to yield a second semi-liquid, semi-solid or solid.

05/19/16
20160140729 

Visual-inertial sensor fusion for navigation, localization, mapping, and 3d reconstruction


A new method for improving the robustness of visual-inertial integration systems (vins) based on derivation of optimal discriminants for outlier rejection, and the consequent approximations, that are both conceptually and empirically superior to other outlier detection schemes used in this context. It should be appreciated that vins is central to a number of application areas including augmented reality (ar), virtual reality (vr), robotics, autonomous vehicles, autonomous flying robots, and so forth and their related hardware including mobile phones, such as for use in indoor localization (in gps-denied areas), and the like..
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/19/16
20160140447 

Deriving semantic relationships based on empirical organization of content by users


A computer-implemented content suggestion engine provides content suggestions to a requesting user based on information about content items that other users may have independently categorized or organized into folders within a content repository. Embodiments of the method comprise a content repository having a plurality of content items, where each content item is associated with one or more user-created folders.
Bublup Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140263 

System and determining the current and future state of health of a power transformer


A system includes a power transformer diagnosis and prognosis device having memory circuitry storing a plurality of models. Each of the plurality of models comprises correlations between potential combinations of operational and non-operational power transformer data and potential conditions of one or more subsystems of a power transformer and include a physics-based model and an empirical model.
General Electric Company


05/12/16
20160131750 

Distance estimation as well as node localization method and apparatus


Disclosed is a method of estimating the distance between two nodes. The method includes obtaining an original real-time strength sequence, its elements being strengths of signals between the two nodes at respective time slots of a first time period; conducting multi-scale transform with respect to the original real-time strength sequence so as to acquire plural real-time strength component sequences which are results of the original real-time strength sequence projected onto plural scales; removing at least one burst noise element in each real-time strength component sequence so as to get plural updated real-time strength component sequences; estimating, based on the plural updated real-time strength component sequences and a multi-scale empirical mapping relationship, an empirical real-time distance, the multi-scale empirical mapping relationship being used for expressing correspondence relations between strength components and distance components; and determining, based on at least the empirical real-time distance, a real-time distance between the two nodes..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/05/16
20160126786 

Method for automatically strengthening energy-saving and electrical safety


A method for automatically strengthening energy-saving and electrical safety is disclosed used in a ups system to perform auto execution of energy-saving and power usage setting. In auto execution, manual setting and auto setting are provided for selection.
Cyberpower Systems, Inc.


05/05/16
20160123719 

Automated re-focusing of interferometric reference mirror


A reference surface is used to develop an empirical plot between a parameter of interest, such as roughness or modulation, and the position of the reference mirror in an interferometer by repeating measurements of the reference surface at different positions of the reference mirror so as to identify the in-focus position of the reference mirror. Serial quality-control measurements of samples of interest are carried out with the reference mirror in such in-focus position until a predetermined quality-control event triggers an automated system re-calibration by re-measuring the reference surface and, if the result does not correspond to the in-focus position of the reference mirror according to the plot, by finding a new in-focus position for the reference mirror using the same plot or, alternatively, a new similarly produced plot.

05/05/16
20160120429 

Method and system for extracting ventricular fibrillation signals in electrocardiogram


This invention discloses a system and a method for extracting vf signal in ecg recorded during uninterrupted cpr. The present invention provides a method for extracting a ventricular fibrillation (vf) signal in electrocardiography (ecg), comprising: receiving an ecg signal; adding a plurality of shadowing functions to the ecg signal, to obtain a plurality of modification signals; decomposing the plurality of modification signals by using an empirical mode decomposition (emd) method, to generate a plurality of intrinsic mode functions (imfs); calculating the sum of imfs in different frequency regions based on time sequence, dividing by a number of the shadowing signal, to obtain a plurality of modification intrinsic mode functions; combining the plurality of modification imfs with the same property, to obtain a shape function; modeling the shape functions to obtain a compression signal; and subtracting the compression signal from the ecg signal based on time sequence, to obtain the vf signal..
National Central University


04/28/16
20160116922 

Method and cooling a device based on productivity of the device


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for cooling a device are disclosed. For example, the method sets at least one accumulator increment rate, an accumulator decrement rate, at least one threshold value, and an accumulator value maximum based on empirical data associated with the device, tracks an accumulator value up to the accumulator value maximum based upon productivity of the device, wherein the accumulator value is adjusted based on an integral of the at least one accumulator increment rate and the accumulator decrement rate and operates a fan of the device based upon the accumulator value rising above the threshold value or falling below the threshold value..
Xerox Corporation


04/21/16
20160111020 

Healthcare education content authoring assistant with interactive suggestion interface based on patient and clinical research data


A healthcare content authoring software platform incorporates a healthcare education content authoring assistant software with interactive suggestion interface to assist a healthcare education content author in creating computerized healthcare education contents. The interactive suggestion interface in the healthcare education content authoring assistant software provides at least one of a symptom selection interface, a symptom characterization and medial exam description entry interface, a pivotal concept definition interface, a results group configuration interface, a disease summary interface, a disease epidemiology interface, an etiology task exploration interface, and a tests diagnostics strategy and pitfalls interface, wherein one or more of these interfaces empower the healthcare education content author to create, update, and manage a plurality of diagnostic reasoning pathways that encourage students and healthcare industry trainees to nurture basic linear ddx reasoning skills, dynamic ddx reasoning skills, and other clinically-empirical reasoning skills in a simulated patient diagnostic environment with a virtual patient..

04/21/16
20160110935 

Fuel savings scoring system with remote real-time vehicle obd monitoring


A novel fuel savings scoring system is capable of analyzing real-time on-board diagnostics (obd) information of a vehicle from a remote monitoring station unit. The fuel savings scoring system can derive a novel fuel efficiency comparison metric called “driving score.” preferably, the driving score represents a commercial vehicle driver's fuel efficiency driving performance relative to those of peer commercial drivers in a commercial vehicle fleet organization.

04/21/16
20160110655 

System of sequential kernel regression modeling for forecasting and prognostics


A monitoring system for determining the future operational condition of an object includes an empirical model to receive reference data that indicates the normal operational state of the object and input multi-dimensional 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 object obtained from one or more first sensors at any time.

04/14/16
20160104624 

Methods for depositing fluorine/carbon-free conformal tungsten


Provided are atomic layer deposition methods to deposit a tungsten film or tungsten-containing film using a tungsten-containing reactive gas comprising one or more of tungsten pentachloride, a compound with the empirical formula wcl5 or wcl6.. .

03/31/16
20160093240 

System 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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