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Going beyond usability and incremental innovation to target new markets

The projector industry has matured. Despite the increased number of competitors and need for differentiation, innovations have focused only on incremental improvements or component technologies.

ScanScribe

an easy-to-use image editing tool for manipulating meaningful image objects in scanned documents or screenshots

Online Communities and Virtual Worlds

Innovation Services and human-centered insight

A Social Dashboard Tool for Online Communities

Innovation Services and human-centered insight

Printed Interconnects for Novel Electronics

Printed and Flexible Electronics

Optical System Services

Optoelectronics and Optics

Designing a more engaging visitor experience

Based on observations of how Filoli visitors naturally engaged with audio guidebooks, PARC ethnographers realized that visitors wanted to listen to descriptive information together and share “listening spaces” with each other.

WikiDashboard

a visualization tool for providing social transparency and dynamics for Wikipedia

Transforming employee learning and customer service practices

To better serve customers, reduce training costs, and increase revenue, a Fortune 500 company wanted to consolidate its fragmented call-center operations to provide a single face to customers.

MrTaggy

a social-tag based cross between a search engine and a recommendation engine for exploring topics quickly and efficiently on the web

PixLabeler

pixel-level labeling of document image content for providing large-scale groundtruth data for document image recognition programs

Parallel Grammar Project (ParGram)

producing wide coverage grammars for a variety of languages

Mobile Interface Design

Innovation Services and human-centered insight

Harnessing communal expertise sharing to enhance services

If Xerox could leverage service technicians' tacit and socially shared experiences into a codified expert system, it would help improve services, revenues, and customer satisfaction.

Entering an emerging product market through IP and new technology capability transfer

Dowa had significant materials expertise and in-house R&D, but lacked the knowledge to manufacture and develop an emerging product category of LED-based products.

CCN protocol: Relieve telecommunications backhaul congestion

PARC has developed a communications protocol complementing existing IP infrastructure to dramatically reduce backhaul congestion on telecommunications networks.

Meeting a high-value, custom application need through low-cost, novel electronics

PARC scientists delivered the key components for a tape-like blast dosimeter with integrated memory, control electronics, and multiple sensors – which could be fabricated through printing techniques or be compatible with roll-to-roll processing (key for enabling the novel form factors and low cost), and be customized to specific application needs.

Using conversational insights to guide new products

Motorola wanted to investigate sharing practices among family and friends, so it could develop personalized communications applications that helped people maintain and enhance their social bonds.

Market Opportunity Discovery

Innovation Services and human-centered insight

PARC Place Brochure

PARC Place 

Leverage Disruptive Technology for Competitive Advantage 

PARC Place is an invitation-only, facilitated executive innovation program, designed to keep you abreast of the critical disruptive technologies reaching the marketplace and to enable you to select and deploy the right ones for your business to gain a strategic advantage. 

Why Join PARC Place? 

› Identify early trends across industries and technologies, illuminating potential breakthrough applications 

› Cross-pollinate and capture ideas from the outside to benefit from insights and solutions used in non-competitive industries 

› Rapidly respond to market changes and increase speed to market

Pioneering and deploying a breakthrough consumer product

The founders of startup Powerset, Inc., were convinced that there had to be a better way for consumers to search the web.

Enabling value-added offerings for new market

While BASF has significant chemistry expertise, it needed to integrate electronics into its materials to capture value-added opportunities with customers in the display market.

Sensor Application Services

Printed and Flexible Electronics

Creating a new media business opportunity and technology platform

2009

While global publishing company DNP had a long history of delivering information on paper and other materials, it wanted to capitalize on the emerging trend of delivering information in digital formats.

2015

Scalable Relational Learning for Large Heterogeneous Networks

IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics

19 October 2015

Towards a Mobile and Wearable System for Predicting Panic Attacks

The 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015)

7 September 2015

Thermostat metrics from HVAC cycling data

Preprint in Review

1 July 2015

Representation and Analysis of Additively Manufactured Parts

Journal of Computer Aided Design

31 May 2015

Printed Hybrid Logic Circuits

Printed Electronics Europe 2015

29 April 2015

Direct blue laser emission from InGaN-based VECSEL

SPIE Photonics West 2015

9 February 2015

2014

Footprints: A visual search tool that supports discovery and coverage tracking

IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)

9 November 2014

Privacy Preserving Data Quality Assessment

ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (WISCS)

3 November 2014

Network-Layer Trust in Named-Data Networking

ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review Magazine

27 October 2014

Automated Data Integration

IEEE International Conference on Big Data

27 October 2014

PARC Developments in Biomedical Devices

Sensor Technology and Systems Integration for Human Performance & Health Devices, Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC)Worksh

17 October 2014

3D rapid prototyping equipment

2014 Electronics Packaging Symposium

8 October 2014

A Self-Aware Machine Platform in Manufacturing Shop Floor Utilizing MTConnect Data

Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014

1 October 2014

Development of Printed Electronics Platform

2014 International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics

26 September 2014

CCN-KRS: A Key Resolution Service for CCN

ACM Information Centric Networking Conference

24 September 2014

The State of the Art in Privacy Technologies

DARPA PROCEED PI Meeting

16 September 2014

Building Community & Commitment with a Virtual Coach in Mobile Wellness Programs

Fourteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014)

27 August 2014

Strategies towards compact UV laser sources

International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors

24 August 2014

A Simulation and Modeling based Reliability Requirement Assessment Methodology

26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM)

17 August 2014

Model-Based Approach for Optimal Maintenance Strategy

Second European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014

8 July 2014

High-Performance Structured Battery Electrodes

1 June 2014

PARC offers a proven co-extrusion printing technique, CoEx, that can enhance both the energy and power densities of batteries. A cost-effective way to manufacture structured electrodes, this technique can be applied to both cathodes and anodes for most mature battery chemistries.

From printed devices to printed hybrid systems

Nano Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) Wearable Electronics Workshop

23 May 2014

Ganging Up on Big Data: Computer-Intermediated Collaborative Analysis

International Symposium on Collaborative Analysis and Reasoning Systems (CARS 2014)

22 May 2014

PARSE: Low-cost Sorting for Scrap Recycling Industry

6 May 2014

Take our light-metal sorting survey! Please click here.

Current sorting technologies for light metals are either too costly or ineffective, and therefore certain aluminum recycling streams are shipped overseas for sorting and recycling. We want to add value to the US recycling industry by improving the quality of their scrap streams through low-cost sorting.

iDNS: Enabling Information Centric Networking Through The DNS

Name Oriented Mobility (workshop co-located with Infocom 2014)

28 April 2014

Radiation induced defects in poly(3-alkylthiophene)

Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Meeting

24 April 2014

SENSOR: embedded fiber optic sensing for accurate state estimation in advanced battery management systems

Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Symposium Q: : Materials, Technologies and Sensor Concepts for Advanced Battery Managemen

21 April 2014

Embedded Fiber Optic Chemical Sensing for Internal Cell Side-Reaction Monitoring in Advanced Battery Management Systems

Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Symposium Q: : Materials, Technologies and Sensor Concepts for Advanced Battery Managemen

21 April 2014

Automatic Systems Diagnosis Without Behavioral Models

IEEE Aerospace Conference

1 March 2014

Needle in a Haystack: Mitigating Content Poisoning in Named-Data Networking

NDSS Workshop on Security of Emerging Networking Technologies

23 February 2014

A comparative usability study of two-factor authentication

Usable Security Workshop (USEC), 2014

23 February 2014

Adaptive Current-Collector Electrochemical Systems (ACES)

19 February 2014

PARC is developing an intrinsically safe battery architecture for high-assurance military applications.  Utilizing thin film electronic components, the flow of current is controlled locally so that the battery's output stays within safe limits at all times.

Threat-Adaptive Installation Energy Management

19 February 2014

PARC is developing advanced energy management technologies capable of co-optimizing mission-critical energy needs with the economic value of energy assets

Printed Integral Batteries

19 February 2014

PARC offers a novel co-extrusion printing technique that enables the printing of a full-thickness battery cathode, anode, and separator in a signle pass to dramatically improve battery performance and reduce production costs.

Very High Specific Power III-IV Solar Cells in a Rugged, Flexible, Low-Cost "Solar Blanket"

19 February 2014

PARC, together with Triton Systems and PV Scientific, is developing a flexible solar blanket based on micro-optic solar concentrators and high efficiency III-V solar cells.  This combination offers the best possible tradeoff among cost, weight, flexibility and efficiency.

Understanding Dynamic Pricing for Parking in Los Angeles: Survey and Ethnographic Results

Human Computer Interaction International 2014

6 February 2014

Hybrid printed electronics

FlexTech Conference 2014

3 February 2014

Novel printing processes for high performance transistors

2014FLEX 13th Annual Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition

3 February 2014

Solgel processed oxide thin-film transistors with mobility up to 30cm2/Vs

Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference

3 February 2014

SENSOR: embedded fiber-optic sensing systems for improved battery management

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2014

3 February 2014

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